Find a Chicken, Pick it Up, Then All Day You’ll Have Good Luck…

Emily Carney Supports Taking Up Space

We are so grateful to spaceflight enthusiast, Emily Carney! Emily is graciously donating the above photograph, signed, to all who contribute (see How to Help below) to our program Taking Up Space – sending Native American girls to Space Camp.

How to Help

Step 1: Donate $10 here: 👉https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/112574644767835624/charity/1530675 (Be sure the box ‘Share my name and email with this charity’ is checked.)

Step 2: After you’ve donated send an email to: sastpc@gmail.com with your name, address, and any personalization you would like on the photograph

Step 3: Wait for your photo to arrive

Who is Emily and why is she chasing fowl?

Emily Carney is an author hailing from Saint Petersburg, Florida. Her first vivid space memory was seeing Columbia launch in late 1981 (STS-2). Even though she was very young (three years old) and the launch was 140 miles away from where she stood, she’ll never forget it. From then on, she was obsessed with the space shuttle, and spaceflight in general.

In 1997, Carney enlisted in the United States Navy, and at one point worked as a nuclear propulsion mechanical operator aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73). When she was honorably discharged in 2003, she went back to college and earned a degree in education. She only taught for a brief time, but after she left the education field, her passion for spaceflight was reignited.

Carney worked as a freelance writer from 2008 to 2011, and during that time she started a spaceflight blog, This Space Available (accessible via space.nss.org/category/this-space-available). Fun fact: the late Gene Cernan (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17 astronaut, also known as “The Last Man on the Moon”) once asked her, “What the hell is a space blog?”

In 2011, Carney wanted to start a Facebook group for space enthusiasts, but was struggling to find a good name. Her husband, Steve, suggested “Space Hipsters” as sort of a sarcastic placeholder, but the name stuck. The group grew more quickly than she could imagine, and as of January 2020 it totals nearly 18,000 members. Space Hipsters boasts members from all around the world, and includes space enthusiasts, writers, artists, scientists, engineers, aspiring astronauts, and even a few actual astronauts.

NASA launched, Camilla, the rubber chicken and SDO mascot (Credit: NASA)
World View launched a chicken sandwich (Credit: KFC Facebook)

Taking Up Space is not responsible for damaged or lost photographs. All proceeds go to sending Native American children to Space Camp.

Help the Hipsters Help Us

For Today Only! We have a matching donation offer. Any donations that comes in today will be matched up to $400! 7/31/2019

The Space Hipsters are attempting to raise enough money to send a Native American Girl from the Pascua Yaqui tribe near Tucson to Space Camp. Last year they raised $600 to help send three girls.

With the support of Space HIpster's

This year they have a very ambitious goal to raise $2170, the full cost of sending one girl.

With every $10 donation, you get your name entered once into the drawing to win the “Luciana Vega” American Girl doll and all of her Space Camp gear (retail value $300).

Send your donations via PayPal to HistorianMom@gmail.com. We will take donations until midnight (Cape Canaveral time) Friday, August 9, and our drawing will be held on Saturday, August 10th.

Luciana Vega with her flight suit, space suit, starry jammies, dress up outfit, and a casual outfit for space camp!

Luciana Vega with her flight suit, space suit, starry jammies, dress up outfit, and a casual outfit for space camp!

Re-posted from the Space Hipster group on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacehipsters/permalink/2538719266172941/

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!

Visiting Spacefest IX

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Our second annual team bonding swim down the lazy river

Our appreciation to the Poor family for giving us the opportunity to attend Spacefest IX. It’s wonderful to see so much artistic talent and to learn about the history and future of space exploration. Thank you to the Spacefest organizers for a wonderful event!

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Sole was honored to be invited to give a speech at the Spacefest IX banquet dinner. She was prepared and ready.

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A little bit nervous…

 

As the saying goes, “It takes team work to make dreams work.” We are grateful to the Space Hipster community for helping us reach our goals. Our gratitude to the Pascua Yaqui community.  Thank you all for your support!

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Space Hipsters at Spacefest IX, Tucson, AZ. 2018

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Space Hipsters: Sole, Czarina, Lois, Saydee, Emily and Yaya

(Photo Credits: Mark Usciak)

Please click on the link if you would like to help: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1530675

 

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