NASA Astronaut’s handmade toy is out of this world
The handicraft community is unique in its spread across the world, but Karen Nyberg has extended its reach to outer space by creating the first off-world, handmade plush toy. She posted this photo of a stuffed Tyrannosaurus Rex she had made on the International Space Station on Pinterest,
Nyberg brings crafting supplies such as fabric and threads with her when she goes to space, but for this special toy she made for her son she used pieces of fabric found on the space station:
It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found here on the International Space Station. It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt.
Karen Nyberg sews and quilts and has shown off some of her projects (including many specially made headbands to stop her hair sticking to the velcro walls in the International Space Station) on her Pinterest page. The photo below shows Karen’s astronomical crafting in action.