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, and with one art spacesuit, has blossomed into a planetary Space for Art community. Many artists, astronauts and cosmonauts, space professionals, health experts, and most importantly children in hospitals, refugee centers, and schools from around the world, have brought to life seven art spacesuits. (Four that have traveled to and from the International Space Station (ISS)) 

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Hope & Ian

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Our Art Spacesuits ~ Hope, Courage, Unity, Victory, Dreamer, Exploration, and Beyond ~ are all named to capture the strength and 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 and UNITY

The most recently created suits are Dreamer and 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 and is currently part of the ISS crew. The UNITY team in Russia and spacesuit company Zvezda built Dreamer from the artwork of children in hospitals in 20 cities and 10 countries (Russia, USA, Switzerland, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Armenia, Serbia, and 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 and 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, and schools in all 192 countries on the planet.

Beyond is currently on display at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

(In partnership with ActionAid International and 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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