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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live on Mars? Maybe the question brings to mind flashbacks of Matt Damon cultivating his crop of potatoes on The Martian… but what about other important stuff, like mail? Who will deliver our postcards from Mars to our friends back on Earth? And how will mailboxes on the red planet look like? 🤔

We might not be able to send postcards to space just yet, but with the help of Matthew (aka COSmatthew), some families in Colorado Springs, USA enjoyed a fun space & postcard-themed afternoon this month! He organized a workshop at the Space Foundation Discovery Center that helped everyone sign up for Postcrossing, and send their own space-themed cards to people all around the world. How cool is that?!

Here is Matthew’s report of this event:

Greetings from the beautiful city of Colorado Springs in the United States of America! Our City is a large hub for the space industry in our country, so it’s no surprise that we have the Space Foundation Discovery Center, a top-notch space museum here for which I oversee Guest Relations.

Postcrossing workshop at the Space Foundation Discovery Center!

This Summer, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is exploring the topic of what it will be like to live and work on Mars. One of our activities is a station where you can create your own postcards to send to others to let them know what you’ve been learning. This station has been so popular that I knew adding in Postcrossing would be a natural fit.

Postcrossing workshop at the Space Foundation Discovery Center!

With the help of the Postcrossing staff, our Programs Team went to work learning how to use the Postcrossing platform and how we could best teach our guests how to get the most out of the experience. By the time the “Postcrossing to Mars” workshop came and went, we had a lot of smiling faces and kids (along with adults) who were positively giddy at the prospect of receiving postcards from around the world.

And who knows? One of our custom postcards that was made in the workshop might be coming soon to a mailbox near you!

Postcrossing workshop at the Space Foundation Discovery Center! Postcrossing workshop at the Space Foundation Discovery Center!

Well done Matthew for this very cool workshop, and for bringing Postcrossing to the Discovery Center. Those big monitors make it look like a command center, and it’s really neat to see the website up there! Who would have thought that putting two cool things together would make something even cooler?!


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36 comments so far

ned44440, Ireland
How wonderful and enterprising 😀

Sfander, Canada
What a great way to teach something as fascinating as space travel with something as common as the postcard. Loved the story and wished I could have been there.

167marina, Russia
It's fantastic! How interesting! Great idea!

Cassildra, United States of America
That's super cool! I hope to visit that neat museum someday. ❤️

KoJep, Indonesia
Good Job and very inspiring.

mounten, Italy
What a great idea, also to see the kids very much involved in this Postcrossing project.Great Job Matthew.

flowerdogs, United States of America
Woo hoo space! That's wonderful!

ati613, United States of America
so very cool!!! I wish i could have participated.

triplightly, United States of America
Space and postcards! What could be better?!

CorgiGirl, United States of America
What a great idea and a fun time for everyone!

Robert_2022, Slovenia
Crazy good idea and for sure the wonderful experience for young participants of this workshop.
Thank you, Matthew

Geminiscp, Portugal
Nice! :)

peiler, Germany
... and today I'm lucky to receive one of the postcards that have been created with this cool workshop :)
Thank you for this inspiring idea, Matthew

Kewl, Philippines

FABIO, Brazil
very interesting!!! coll

Ramya, United States of America
I will flip out if I receive one of the postcards! So cool that this all happened!

Jacque53, United States of America
What a cool place and what a wonderful Postcrossing workshop you all created! Love it ❤️

Azaria_, China
It will be extremely cool by receiving a space items postcard and chating with the kids. It is a good thing indeed to get the kids into the postcrossing at such a wonderful and beautiful age!!!

WaltzingMarie, Canada
Wow! Wonderful idea! Very impressive and inspiring!

sharifah, Brunei
wow...what a great idea...hoping i will get one soon...

martha66, Netherlands
a card from "space", who would not like that. Great idea Matthew

JRichard, United States of America
Very cool idea!

Flippie, Canada
I can't wait to have a card from space!! What a dream...

racquelsgrandma, United States of America

LuSays, United Kingdom
What an excellent idea! Fingers crossed I get one of these special postcards to treasure.

Knerq, United States of America
This is so amazing!

stargazer-daisy, United Kingdom
What a brilliant idea and a great way to teach kids 😀😀

John_Doe, Germany
Great action, thank you Matthew.

The kids will love it.

COSmatthew, United States of America
Thank you all for the wonderful comments! Everyone who participated had a lot of fun and worked very hard on their cards, so if you received one, don't forget to register it.

We hope to do more Postcrossing workshops at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in the future, so be on the lookout for more of our cards going out to mailboxes.

And if you're ever in Colorado Springs, please come and see our museum, we'd love to have you!

alison41, South Africa
A wonderful idea. I hope one the space project cards falls into my postbox.

brandy_lynn, United States of America
Very cool!

happydayout, New Zealand
This is really fabulous!

swap_bengaltiger, Bangladesh
Creative idea.Beat wiahes for the workshop.

Sissi69, Italy

manbol, India
Amazing...Postcrossing is now mars high! :)

BellSmallburrow, United States of America
That's a really nice idea --

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