Send A Christmas Card Into Space

6 Dec

I did something fun the other day: I sent the people on the International Space Station a cyberpostcard for Christmas.

It’s free, it’s easy, it’s a nice thing to do, so why don’t you have a go?

Click on the link:  http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/postcard/

One thing puzzles me – I’m sending it through cyberspace, which, technically, doesn’t exist; into outer space, which is, I suppose, nothing.  Does that mean it will end up in the same place as the post that comes through my local sorting office i.e. nowhere?

19 Responses to “Send A Christmas Card Into Space”

  1. misswhiplash December 6, 2011 at 11:11 #

    I gawn and done it… but I did not get to put my name..how will they know who sent it?

    loved your pictures !

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  2. vivinfrance December 6, 2011 at 11:53 #

    I will. Lovely idea.

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  3. Big Al December 6, 2011 at 13:03 #

    Done! Do I have to add them to my permanent Christmas card list or will they be back on earth next year?

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  4. earlybird December 6, 2011 at 14:57 #

    Love your reasoning. 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud December 7, 2011 at 11:02 #

      Thanks. Does that mean you’ll send them a card?

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  5. Lorna's Voice December 6, 2011 at 15:49 #

    If space is nothing, then we’ve spent A LOT of money sending men nowhere. Sounds about right…

    I’ll send them a card. That will make everyone feel better. 😉

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    • Tilly Bud December 7, 2011 at 11:04 #

      No, no, no! Exploration is good just for the sake of it. No one knows what benefits will come from it, but something always does.

      They first sent men into space using computers that were less powerful than your desktop pc – don’t you think bravery like that deserves a postcard?

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  6. laurieanichols December 6, 2011 at 17:24 #

    That was weird because for sending a card to outer space, it was way to easy. I would think it to be a little more complicated, like traversing to 10 different sites with different pass codes or something in that vein. No, this was click onto link, pick postcard, click on it, write message, write name and city and click send and done. Off into outer space. Amazing.

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  7. Pseu December 6, 2011 at 18:04 #

    I’ll put them on my ‘over-seas’ list.

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  8. BeckySefton December 6, 2011 at 18:39 #

    Oooooh, I’m going to have a go!!

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  9. barb19 December 7, 2011 at 00:01 #

    Think you hit the nail head on with your reasoning Tilly!
    However, I will still have a go!

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  10. ElizOF December 7, 2011 at 03:14 #

    Who knows where it will end up… the fun is in the exercise I suppose. I plan to send them one too… I love NASA. 🙂

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  11. jmgoyder December 7, 2011 at 03:57 #

    Love it!

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