The British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut shared an image of the doll in space from his official social media accounts on 24th January.
The Special Edition Gold Collection Stargazer Lottie doll is a collaboration with the ESA, and is currently in the International Space Station in an effort to promote STEM and get children interested in astronomy and science.
Stargazer Lottie visited the International Space Station along with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake on 15th December, having travelled ahead on board Orbital ATK’s S.S. Deke Slayton II Cygnus cargo spacecraft. Last Monday, Tim sent word from Lottie in space to his following, with a picture from the Cupola showing the Stargazer Lottie Doll gazing into outer-space.
The tweet text reads: Stargazer @lottie_dolls designed by 6/yo Abigail cannot wait to get out of her box to look at the stars. #STEM
Six-year-old Abigail is the star of a short video by film-maker Elena Rossini about the girl who has designed the first doll to go into space. Abigail’s idea for an astronomy themed doll to help other kids learn about space was the inspiration behind Arklu’s Stargazer Lottie doll.