Over two years ago, Tim Dodd put the minimum bid on an old space suit online. When it arrived at his doorstep, he wasnâ€™t sure what on Earth he would actually do with it. But eight years of experience as a professional photographer came in handy, and â€śEveryday Astronautâ€ť was born.
â€śI want to help add A, art, into STEM education (STEAM),â€ť Dodd told TI. â€śI think that science, engineering, technology and maths all can coexist and influence art and vice versa.â€ť Doddâ€™s photography career brought him to the Kennedy Space Center to cover launches, and the ideas sparked from there.
In May 2014, Dodd released the first of his â€śEveryday Astronautâ€ť series on Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit. Sites including BuzzFeed and The Guardian covered the quirky project, but Dodd was far from finished with his space suit.
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