If you’ve got some spare time on your hands and you happen to be away from your kids, it might be adorable to make them a cute little toy. If you’re an astronaut missing your son, and you make him a dinosaur toy out of scraps left around the International Space Station, you are Mother of the Year.
After boarding the ISS last May as a flight engineer, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg has been killing time by keeping up with her love of crafting. Posting her completed dino-toy to her Pintrest with the caption “Made in space!” on September 26th, Nyberg’s T-Rex is probably the most adorable (only?) space-made toy we’ve ever seen.
Made from the velcro-y fabric that lines the Russian food containers on-board the ISS, and stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt, Nyberg sewed the toy together with thread and needles that she packed herself for her trip to space.
Don’t worry about Nyberg’s 3-year-old son, Jack, though; she gets to send him videos every day, and her husband sends photos and videos back. Nyberg and the T-Rex return to Earth on November 11th!
- Other cool things currently in space include: Water on Mars
- Han Solo on Mercury
- And a talking anime astronaut robot