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NASA EDGE



No joke: StickerGiant has breached the final frontier! One of the custom stickers we printed hitched a ride to the International Space Station in May 2011. And one of the kindly humans involved in STS-134 captured this image and the image somehow it made it to us. How cool is that?

NASA EDGE takes a "unique look in and around the greatest space program on the planet" through a series of podcasts, interviews, online features, and videos. It's like NPR for the intergalactic set.
Whether it's the latest launch or the coolest gadgets, NASA EDGE hosts provide an offbeat, funny and informative look behind the NASA curtain. If you've ever wanted to learn about NASA but thought you needed to be a rocket scientist, wait no longer. Watch NASA EDGE and embrace your inner astronaut.

First we were featured on Jeopardy! and now we're on the space shuttle. w00t! Forgive our boastful excitement, but we're in geek heaven over here!

*This photo was taken during mission STS-134. That's space-speak for when the Atlantis shuttle was way up there by the moon and stars and stuff.

 

StickerGiant is Going To Space

NASA has long been a StickerGiant customer, although none of the stickers we have printed for them have gone to space. That has changed, and we are going to space. NASA came to us with a sticker project for the HICO-RAIDS experiment payload project and a sticker we have printed will be going to the space station.

What does this mean? The International Space Station and the NASA space program has long been dedicated to supporting science with experimental payloads. Organizations are given "payload" on the shuttle and sometimes the space station itself to carry experiments that can run once in space.

One or two of these stickers will be leaving our planet in September 2009.

What is HICO-RAIDS ?


The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) and the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS), both developed at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), are ready for payload integration following a fast-paced program of development and test. HICO, built by NRL's Remote Sensing Division, will be the first spaceborne hyperspectral imager optimized for characterization of the coastal environment.

The sticker is a 4-color process sticker printed on a clear vinyl stock with an opaque white backup. This technique produces a sticker with a unique texture and fantastic reproduction quality.

stickergiant in space