Johns Hopkins patients' artwork headed to space

Painted Canvasses for NASA spacesuit

Patients at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Unit will have their designs sent to space.

The hospital was one of three across the country to participate in the Spacesuit Art Project. 

Young patients were able to Skype with Astronaut Nicole Stott while painting canvasses that will be used as a model for a replica stitched together by a contractor who makes NASA spacesuits.

Once the work is all done, the spacesuit, called “EXPLORATION” will be displayed at the Space Center Houston visitor center and other locations around the world.

Students also colored spacesuit postcards and messages that will be compiled with others around the world into an electronic art piece that will be sent to astronauts at the International Space Station.

The Space Suit Project is aimed at raising awareness of childhood cancer and promoting the healing power of art. Click here for more information about the project.

Print this article Back to Top