posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 02:40 AM
First a little background:
My mom and I have always had an interest in all things space related. New planets being discovered, experiments in micro gravity environments, Hubble
pictures, science fiction movies. Just some of the things we've always discussed. We've both always wanted to be a part of NASA's efforts but it
didn't happen for either of us. I'm sure others have felt this too.. Wanting to help but don't know how. My mom once said she would like to be a
janitor at NASA just to be helping in some small way (Heheh). I remember watching an episode of Dirty Jobs where Mike was cleaning grease from the
bottom of the NASA crawler thing and thinking how cool even that would be.
Then one day she started following American astronaught Reid Wiseman on Twitter. He happened to be gearing up to go to the ISS and posted a picture of
socks he was packing. After my mom asked where he got the socks from and he said they come from K-Mart, she offered to knit him some instead. Soon
after she had several socks in orbit on the ISS and wanted to spread the fun to others. She's been to several places to let kids and other folks knit
a few stitches on some socks that'll actually be going into orbit.
Anyway I'm just so proud of my mom for doing this. What a neat time to be alive. To stand outside at night and look up at the tiny little dot that is
the ISS and know there are socks on there that I've handled is so cool to me.
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