Spacesuit Art Project

Our Space for Art story began with the awesomeness of the Spacesuit Art Project. One of our founding directors, Ian Cion, is the artistic genius behind the spacesuit art. What started with one artist, with children undergoing pediatric cancer treatment in one hospital, in one country, & with one art spacesuit, has blossomed into a planetary Space for Art community. Many artists, astronauts & cosmonauts, space professionals, health experts, & most importantly our Artonauts ~ children in hospitals, refugee centers, orphanages, & schools from around the world ~ have brought to life seven art spacesuits. (Four that have traveled to & from the International Space Station (ISS)) 


Hope & Ian

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Our Art Spacesuits ~ Hope, Courage, Unity, Victory, Dreamer, Exploration, & Beyond ~ are all named to capture the strength & vision of the children from around the planet who helped create them.


We are fortunate to have the continued partnership with spacesuit company ILC Dover Astrospace & UNITY

The most recently created suits are Dreamer & Beyond.

Dreamer was created to take the dreams of the children on a journey to outer space. Dreamer traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Soyuz spacecraft in 2021 & is currently part of the ISS crew. The UNITY team in Russia & spacesuit company Zvezda built Dreamer from the artwork of children in hospitals in 20 cities & 10 countries (Russia, USA, Switzerland, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Armenia, Serbia, & Zambia).

We look forward to welcoming Dreamer back to Earth!

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Dreamer onboard the ISS with members of the Expedition 65 crew ~ Mark Vande Hei (NASA), Pyotr Dubrov (RSA), Megan McArthur (NASA), Oleg Novitsky (RSA) & Thomas Pesquet (ESA). 

Beyond is the ambassador for Spaceship Earth - sharing a message of the connection between personal & planetary health.

A beautiful reminder that we live on a planet (on our own spaceship), & that we are all Earthlings.  

ILC Dover quilted together over 800 pieces of artwork from children in hospitals, refugee centers, orphanages, & schools in all 192 countries on the planet.  #planet #earthlings #thinblueline #crewmatesnotpassengers

Beyond made its debut at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland (Nov 2021).

(In partnership with ActionAid International & UNICEF) 

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Art Spacesuits Unity and Hope and young artist strolling on "Mars"

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Reid & Nicole meeting with a young artist at the University of TX MD Anderson Pediatric Cancer Center in Houston

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Hamoud reunited with his painting & meets  Exploration in Paris!

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Art Spacesuits Unity and Hope and young artist strolling on "Mars"

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