Record-breaking former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly commemorates his time in space through art.
Kelly spent 340 days in a row International Space Station In 2015 and 2016, he launched his first NFT, an art project called “Dreams Out of This World”. Just as the iconic book inspired him long ago, he wants the offering to inspire people to reach for the stars.
“My story is not a typical astronaut story. I was a bad student who grew up — it didn’t work at school. I’m a kind of daydreamer,” Kelly told Space.com.
“I was inspired by Tom Wolfe’s book. “The right thing”“So I really believe in this idea that inspiration done in the right way, at the right time for the right person, can have extraordinary results.”
NFT A (non-fungible token) is a piece of data stored in a digital ledger called a blockchain that represents a unique asset. NFTs are part of a new digital world known as the Metaverse, and Kelly hopes that “dreams from this world” will help people introduce this somewhat confusing new territory.
“I think Metaverse and cryptocurrencies[currency] And blockchain will be a big part of our future, “he said.
The “Dreams Out of This World” drop is a collaboration with content creation studio Orange Comet. It consists of a series of works showing Kelly in space, with various rethinking Earths in the background.These works were auctioned today (April 12th) — World Space Flight Day Celebrating Astronauts Yuri Gagarin’s A historic 1961 orbital mission — along with some of Kelly’s spaceflight memorabilia.
The auction lasts 72 hours. You can learn more and see the work, Here (Opens in a new tab)..
All of the net income from this first decline goes to Ukraine’s efforts Global empowerment mission (Opens in a new tab) (GEM), a non-profit organization that supports disaster-affected countries and communities.
“We are here to help in the midst of extreme disasters and crises. GEM is very grateful for all the efforts made to support our mission,” said GEM President and Founder. Michael Capponi said in a statement.
“All donations, creative efforts, organizations and partners play a major role in the sustainable success of many years of relief efforts that can be provided as a non-governmental organization. The kind donations and support of Scott and his team. Thank you for your efforts. We will provide assistance. “
The details of this funding should not come as a shock.Kelly was an opponent of Russia’s ongoing voice Ukrainian invasion, Repeat it and blame it in the strongest words possible. And one of the new “Dreams of the World” works shows that the famous Ukrainian blue and yellow flags rise high above the earth.
“Putin’s war crimes and the support or indifference of the Russian people have destined Russia for a very dark future,” he said. Kelly tweeted (Opens in a new tab)In both Russian and English, on April 5th.
By the way, Kelly no longer holds the American record for the longest continuous manned spaceflight. NASA’s Mark Van Dehei recently broke it, Return home on March 30 After staying at the space station for 355 days.
But Kelly is far from the pain of losing the top spot.
“I think it’s great because it shows that we’re making progress,” he said. “The record is made to break, so I’m really happy to see Mark do it, and I’m sure someone will break his record someday.”
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