Who are the Space Hipsters, and Why are They so Unusual?

Taking Up Space

With over 17,000 members, the Space Hipsters group on Facebook is more than just a forum of space enthusiasts. They’ve extended their reach to bring about real changes in the real world.

Created in February 2011, by writer and blogger Emily Carney, Space Hipsters “embrace the inner space nerd.” They’ve organized field trips and give-aways, many members are experts in the space industry – including astronauts and their families, and the Space Hipster logo was spotted aboard the International Space Station!

Last year, the Space Hipsters helped send Native American girls aged 9 -11 to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The space inspired American Girl Doll, Luciana Vega, was raffled with all of the proceedings going directly to fund a Space Camp STEM adventure.

We are honored to have received that funding for the Pascua Yaqui tribe girls from Tucson, Az.

Space Hipsters not only gave us their support…

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