Space events are everywhere. But even the more seasoned space enthusiast will not easily end up at a zoo. Yesterday Artis Amsterdam Zoo organized a live inflight call with ESA astronaut André Kuipers. As it happens, André Kuipers is a fan and ambassador of the zoo. He even took the zoo mascotte ‘Artis de Marsis’ up into the ISS with him. To honor this good relationship between the zoo and ‘its’ astronaut, the zoo organized a live connection with ISS for zoo friends and local schools. (more…)
If you hadn’t heard already, our society mascot, Meco the birdonaut, will be making his first trip into space next month. He will be traveling (in the form of one of our Space Tweep Society patches) to the International Space Station with astronaut Ron Garan, @Astro_Ron, on Soyuz TMA-21.
A few months back, we asked members to draw their own mission patches for Meco. We only had a few submissions, but they were all great. You can see them here together in the collage above. They were designed by @zarquil’s son, Kelley (top left), @zarquil (top right), @zarquil’s daughter, Rebekkah (bottom right), @spasmunkey (bottom left), and @geekygirlau (center). You can download a large copy of the collage of designs here. Huge thanks to all of the artists for the great work!
One of the artists, @geekygirlau, has generously allowed us to use her design to promote this historic event. I am pleased to announce that her design has been added to our Lands’ End e-store and you can have it embroidered on shirts, jackets, bags and more (it is a little too large to fit on hats). Just select the item you would like, add it to your cart, and you will come to a screen with a drop-down menu to choose the logo you want. Select “Meco ISS Patch” and the location on the item that you want the logo.
Today only, there is a free logo promotion from Lands’ End. You can save over $11 on each item on the embroidery application fee by using the promotion code EMLOGO.
Note: If your shopping cart shows a higher amount for tax than expected, do not worry, the correct amount will be charged. They are working on fixing this issue.