Public Shares What They LOVE About Space in Advance of NG-15’s Valentine Season Launch

Your love of space is broad! In the Valentine’s season of love, NASA’s virtual guests for NG-15 shared what they love most about space, and more than 5,000 different responses came in. There were many different aspects shared, and one respondent even stated it would “be a shorter list saying what I don’t like.”

Over 20% reported that they loved “everything” or “all” of space. Also receiving a lot of love: “exploring,” “the unknown,” “discovery,” and “possibilities.” Stars slightly edged out planets as a source of adoration, as they were mentioned in just over 4% of responses, and stars in just under 4% (3.7% in fact). In this very subjective polling, the moons and Mars were mentioned in similar frequency. Black holes, astronauts, and exoplanets also received love notes.

What warmed our hearts here at NASA? We see you, Artemis lovers, and those who cited “the people that make it possible.” 

One participant was inspired by love of space to write a poem about the moon that concluded, “don’t be sad, Moon, please don’t cry. For I still love you in the sky.” It’s hard to send the Moon chocolates, but certainly it can hear our poetry! Did you know you could send a space-themed Valentine or anytime notes with this NASA feature?

Don’t forget, you can to tune in on NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app beginning at 12 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20, to watch live coverage of for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Loaded with about 8,000 pounds of research, crew supplies, and hardware, the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch on the company’s Antares rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

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