With over 17,000 members, the Space Hipsters group on Facebook is more than an online forum of space enthusiasts. They’ve extended their reach to bring about real changes in the real world.
Created in February 2011, by writer and blogger Emily Carney, Space Hipsters “embrace the inner space nerd.” They’ve organized field trips and give-aways, many members are space industry experts – including astronauts and their families, and the Space Hipster logo was spotted aboard the International Space Station!
Last year, the Space Hipsters helped send Native American girls aged 9 -11 to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The space-inspired American Girl Doll, Luciana Vega, was raffled with all of the proceedings going to fund a Space Camp STEM adventure.
Three girls from the Pascua Yaqui tribe in Tucson, Az. were supported by the Space Hipsters generous donation.
We’re pleased to announce that this unusual group of space fans is doing it again! The American Doll, Astronaut Luciana and her collection (worth $300!), is being raffled for only $10 per ticket.
If you missed the opportunity last year this is your chance.
Enter to win the American Doll, and help us, by buying tickets on PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/transfer/buy
Click ‘Sending Money’ and ‘Sending to a friend’ and use this email: HistorianMom@gmail.com
Be sure and tell us in the ‘Add a note’ section of your purchase who the ticket(s) is for if it’s not the same as the name of the PayPal account owner (you might, for instance, want to buy tickets for three granddaughters & put each of their names on a ticket). Within 36 hours of your purchase you will receive an email with your ticket number on it. Hold on to that e-mail and good luck!