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Astronaut on space station wears flight suit painted by pediatric cancer patients

An astronaut on board the International Space Station debuted a colorful flight suit on Friday (Sept. 16) as part of an effort to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the benefits of pairing art with medicine.

NASA flight engineer Kate Rubins revealed "COURAGE," a hand-painted flight suit created by the pediatric patients recovering at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The unique garment was produced by "The Space Suit Art Project," a collaboration between MD Anderson, NASA Johnson Space Center and ILC Dover, a company that develops spacesuits.

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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 49 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA discussed research aboard the orbital laboratory with patients from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and center officials visiting mission control during an in-flight event Sept. 16. Rubins wore a suit flown to the station that she helped to fabricate pre-flight, illustrating the need for a heightened awareness of cancer research.

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Following the success of The Space Suit Art Project, a collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a second space suit, named COURAGE, was created by children and their families at MD Anderson and sent to the International Space Station. This suit is a flight suit that the children painted directly on and will be worn by astronaut Kate Rubins while she works and lives aboard the space station.

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The Space Suit Art Project is preparing to send its "Unity" spacesuit to the space station. From Nicole Stott on Twitter:
Is there a spacesuit packed in that helmet? Yes there is!

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Colorful spacesuit painted by children with cancer worn by astronaut in space

The crew on board the International Space Station helped raise awareness for pediatric cancer on Wednesday (Aug. 23) with the on-orbit debut of a hand-painted spacesuit inspired by the cooperation between the orbiting laboratory's partner nations.

Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer donned "Unity," a patchwork costume spacesuit decorated by children with cancer in the U.S., Russia, Germany, Japan, and Canada — the same countries that operate the space station. The multicolor garment, a product of the Spacesuit Art Project, was pieced together by ILC Dover, the same company that furnishes the softgoods for NASA's real spacesuits.

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Jack Fischer on Twitter:
Honored to wear the UNITY spacesuit made of paintings from cancer-fighting kids around the world. They’re amazing!

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