Part two of my NASA Etsy contest feature, this first image is a needle-felted rendition of Hubble Servicing Mission 4, EVA 4 by the highly talented FlyingJenny. Beautiful work!
This is a needle felted rendition of a scene from the Hubble Servicing Mission 4, which took place in May of 2009. Specifically this wool sculpture shows the fourth Extra Vehicular Activity, or spacewalk, of that mission. This spacewalk was conducted by astronauts Mike Massimino (the first astronaut to send a tweet from space, also known as @Astro_Mike) and Mike Good, whose nickname is Bueno. One of the memorable moments of this EVA was when one of Hubble’s handrails was in the way and they were unable to remove it. After much deliberation and testing on the ground, Mike Massimino was given the okay to forcibly break off the handrail- as people all over the world watched with great interest.
Next up, an unusual (but AWESOME) decoupage necklace:
Wear your deep pride for the first walk on the moon (and Apollo space missions!) with this, “The stars my destination” decoupaged necklace…Postage and vintage dictionary paper were applied by me, and my fingers, onto vintage watch crystals, and a few watch parts (disguised as satellites) are also part of this delicious fest of aqua and pearls and moon beams…reach for the sky, cowboy!
Finally, slightly more subtle, a lovely starry side-table:
What I love about this table is that, once you locate the North Star and press it, a secret drawer is revealed:
The circular brass inlay represents the stars in the night sky on the evening of the first moon landing, and identifying the “North Star” is the key to opening the hidden drawer.
Don’t forget to vote today in the NASA Etsy contest!