After the collaboration between NASA and the people at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, an astronaut on the ISS has a little extra style in her space wardrobe.
The Space Suit Project is headed up by the director of MD Anderson’s Arts in Medicine Program Ian Cion and led to astronaut Kate Rubins putting on a vibrant space suit decorated by cancer patients.
This project was not only designed to motivate and inspire patients to make art, but to think about their experience through a different perspective, to acknowledge that many of the qualities of character that make astronauts pillars of heroism are also present in even the youngest patient fighting cancer.
There are many parallels between the lives and activities of astronauts and the lives and encounters of patients dealing with cancer treatment—isolation, physical changes to the body, one’s life being at risk, to name a few. Cion tells The Creators Project.
Keep up with the Space Suit Project on their Twitter account