Project founder and NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison along with celebrity experts from the photography, literary, science, fashion, education, art and technology fields will provide daily challenges to prompt posts and discussion about our shared sky and planet with a theme echoing Apollo 11’s impact: “Footprints on the Moon, Pathways on Earth.”
The ideas and creative contributions posted to Skyfie from July 16-24 will comprise a multimedia time capsule on the digital Sky Tapestry capturing thoughts, hopes, ideas and creative expressions people share during Look Up Apollo 2019.
“The Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969 unified people in optimism and wonder. We looked up, and saw a bigger picture. As we gather this month to remember that profound event, we are challenging ourselves to think about how those first footprints on the moon have inspired pathways for learning, technology and creativity here on earth,” said NASA astronaut, educator and entrepreneur Dr. Mae Jemison who leads Look Up and launched its Skyfie app in 2018.
“I believe that life is best when you live deeply and you look up,” adds Jemison. “We are all connected. We will not have a future if we don’t recognize our connections with others, with this Earth and our universe.”