Astronaut Scott Kelly released NFT collection and raised $500,000 to support Ukraine
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 consecutive days aboard the International Space Station in 2015 and 2016, has launched his first-ever NFT, an art project called “Dreams Out of This World.” It consists of a series of pieces showing Kelly in space, with a variously reimagined Earth in the background. Those pieces went on auction on April 12, 2022, the International Day of Human Spaceflight. The auction was scheduled to continue for three days on the NFT marketplace OpenSea. But the entire collection sold out in just a few hours, raising more than $500,000.
“I’m proud to announce that my NFT collection is officially sold out on Open Sea. Thank you to everyone who supported this project! In the midst of this war, it’s amazing that we can come together through art to aid the people of Ukraine. Over $500,000.00 raised today!” said Kelly on Twitter.