The following four brave individuals will go to great heights to promote their favorite messages and the importance of space exploration.
Project Dateless has nothing on these Four.
On May 8th, 2011 Smokey Bear will boldly go where no bear has gone before. I will be traveling to a height of 100,000 feet into the air -- into near space -- in a weather balloon. I'm willing to go to any height to raise awareness for wildfire prevention.
You can read more about the mission here http://www.bearsonpatrol.org/space/about/.
I'm going up into space with a few new animal friends:
· Fuzz Aldrin, a bear, http://www.facebook.com/fuzzaldrin of Bears on Patrol http://www.bearsonpatrol.org/. Bears on Patrol seeks to make traumatic situations bearable for children by providing free teddy bears for police officers to give to children they encounter on calls.
· Camilla SDO, a chicken, http://www.facebook.com/CamillaSDO of NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/spaceweather/. Camilla is the official mascot for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Camilla’s role is to help everyone understand about the Sun, Space Weather and its impact on life on Earth and in Space.
· Skye Bleu, a pig with wings, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002055129623 the mascot for American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics http://www.aiaa.org/. Skye was born to get people excited about all the places that math, science and technology can take you.
Camilla Corona SDO is the EP/O (Education and Public Outreach) mission mascot for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Camilla's role is to help with informing students, teachers, parents, and anyone interested about the Sun, Space Weather and its impact on life on Earth (and Space). Camilla's dream is to visit her best friend Little SDO in Space.
I wish I could take you all into space with me but I will definitely wave to all of you from up there. It'll be one small step for bears, and one giant leap for bearkind... and people too.