Who are the Space Hipsters, and Why are They so Unusual?

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.

Space Hipsters at Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, 2018

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!

Space Camp 2019 or Bust!

We started off in 2017 with cute little girls leaving the Reservation and flying on a plane for the first time. Their excitement was palpable. They were so nervous to leave their families and fly across the country, but they did it. They successfully graduated from Space Camp!

Sole Graduating 2018 with Astronaut Don Thomas

Three years later they’ve matured into young women going to high school and junior high. Only an unimaginable 1% of Native American students complete a math course as high school freshman. With a lump in my throat, we can say Saydee will be part of that 1%! Why? Because she wants to be an astronaut and knows she needs to do well in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). That’s all because she went to Space Camp.

That is the importance of this program. Giving these kids a fighting chance to finish high school, and maybe just maybe, finishing University. We know these kids have the confidence and foundation to do anything.

Let’s give these kids opportunities to pursue what ever they desire.  At the very least, we can support them, and help to inspire big dreams.

With the support of Space HIpster's

We would love to send more kids this year, however, we can’t go to Space Camp without your donation! It’s very expensive to fly from Tucson to Huntsville, and Space Camp registration is not cheap.  We have to raise $6,500 before August. Please help!

Support us by clicking here –> https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1530675

We Had a Blast!

Our sincere thank you to all who helped with our fundraiser! ❤️ We had a lovely evening and gathered over 80 donation envelopes. Gabriel Ayala was amazing, and the girls were brilliant!

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MC Geoff Notkin and Sole

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Young MacDonald

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Simon and Michele of the TIAA donating their time

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Apollo astronaut Al Worden donated raffle items

La Cocina Fundraiser
Program for the La Cocina Fundraiser

Mayor's Proclamation
Mayor’s Proclamation

Thank you La Cocina, Francis French, Geoffrey Notkin, Simon Kregar and Michelle Rouch of the TIAA, Dolly Spalding, Alaric Weber, Jason Canfield, Kate Avalos and the Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón, and Heidi McPeak.

(Photos courtesy of Gabriel Ayala and Francis French)

Imagine the First Pasqua Yaqui Astronauts!

Time in Cosmology

The PY Clubhouse Goes to Space Camp

A unique program is taking up space at the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse!  We are so pleased to announce our Space Camp Scholarship winners: Yanissa, Sole, Serena and Saydee!  These four girls have been working very hard at the Clubhouse and we are honored to have them attend Space Camp, May 28 – June 2, 2017.  Congratulations to the Taking Up Space Girls!

Taking Up Space (TUS) plans to send four Pascua Yaqui girls to United States Space Camp.  Space Camp Academy graduates such as Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Samantha Cristoforetti, Serena Aunon, Christina Hammock, and Dr. Kate Rubins have become astronauts in partly due to this life changing experience!

The Clubhouse and TUS have prepared the Pascua Yaqui youth by collaborating with four local groups: the Pima Air & Space Museum, Girls Can! Crate, the Physics Factory Bus, and the Southern Arizona Regional Science &…

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Visiting SARSEF

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The Fun Nail Experiment with Sole and Yaya

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Tree Ring Science with Saydee

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Sole, Saydee, Serena, and Yaya are learning about antibodies.

Sole and Sayde sending a message to their mom’s.

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Our first Science Fair Project (SARSEF)!

STEM in Action

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has been organizing and running the science fair since 1955, and this year we are submitting our first project!  The girls have been working very hard and have had a lot of fun along the way!

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