NASA Launches Contest for Best 'Space Craft'

One of the finalists in the 3-D category of the NASA-Etsy "Space Craft" contest is a fleece space shuttle hat, complete with a smiling Hubble Space Telescope attached via a grapple arm. (Image credit:

A panel of NASA

In October, NASA and


The online Etsy

The finalists span a

The next step comes

"Next, a panel

Winners will be

The grand prize

Winning artworks, or

To view the finalist

NASA's goal in

"The contest

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Mike Wall
Senior Space Writer

Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.