The space suit art project was designed to create three space suits — called” courage,” “hope,” and “unity” — all in the hope of spreading the word about how much the combination of art and medicine can help aid children (and adults) with their medical struggles.
The courage that these children have to fight a potentially fatal diagnosis is being recognized. Kate Rubens is wearing the courage suit in space to prove these kids are amazing, and to thank them for all their hard work.
Rubens is much more than an astronaut. She has a degree in cancer biology, and she knows that wearing this design means much more to these kids than it would to most.