Jason Oliva’s Astronaut T. Shirt Goes To Space

How It All Happened

Back in January, I was approached by International Space Station Inventory and Stowage Officer, Anna Vitalis.  While searching online for a Bon Voyage gift for American Astronaut, Scott Kelly, Anna discovered Jason Oliva Astronaut 2010 Wine.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly adorning the cover of Time magazine

Scott Kelly, (who you may have seen seated next to Michelle Obama during the President’s recent State of the Union Address) and Russian Cosmonaut, Mikhail Korniynekowill be the first to spend a year in space aboard the International Space Station, during what is classified as Expedition 43.

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Veteran Astronaut and Cosmonaut Scott Kelly & Mikhail Korniyenko

To make a long story short, Anna presented a bottle of the Astronaut wine along with Jason Oliva Astronaut T.Shirts to Scott Kelly, Mikhail Korniyenko and their third launch capsule mate, Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, at Scott Kelly’s farewell party in Houston.

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(L-R) Mikhail Kornienko, Anna Vitalis, Gennady Padalka & Scott Kelly

Throughout the evening Anna sent me several text messages and pictures, including the one’s shown here! And as it turned out, Scott, Mikhail and Gennady decided they would drink the bottle of Astronaut wine together, two nights before their launch. And, even more exciting, they planned to take the Astronaut T.Shirt up into Space to wear during their mission aboard the International Space Station.

Cosmic!

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Mikhail, Anna and Scott along with Jason OlivaAstronaut Wine & Shirt

To be honest, when Anna sent word they planned to drink the wine together I was honored. But later, when she sent message that they had decided to take the T.Shirt with them into Space, I was floored.

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Party in the studio. Tribeca. NYC. 2015

Jason Oliva’s Astronaut T.Shirt Goes To Space Party

Thanks to everyone who attended the ‘Jason Oliva’s Astronaut T.Shirt Goes To Space Party’. We started early at 3pm, to watch the 3.42pm launch live on NASA TV and partied way beyond the boarding time of  … We were also fortunate enough to be joined by Christopher Mason and his lab team who are doing some of the lead genetic work on the ‘Twin Study’

We hope to see you all in a year for the coming home party.

Cheers

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Visit Jason Oliva’s Studio in 2015

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Merry times in the studio. 2014.

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. After a week’s break Sophie and I are now back to work and are looking forward to studio visits galore, with old and new faces. You know the score by now but just incase you don’t, the studio motto is:

‘All are welcome. There will be music, there will be conversation and there will be wine!’

… so come on down!

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Jason with collectors and Astronaut grey large work on paper. 2014.

Studio Address:

21 Warren Street, New York, NY. 10007

If you are in the neighborhood feel free to just come by. If you want to let me know you will be visiting you can email me at jasonoliva@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Jason with collector in studio. 2014.

Jason Oliva Online Store

We have an online store! Here you will find Works on Paper, Fine Jewelry, Sculpture, Clothing and Cards. Feel free to take a browse.

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Hummingbird. Small Work on Paper. 

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Thank you!

And last but by no means least, thank you to everyone who supported and visited us throughout 2014. We had a blast – let’s do it again!

Cheers!

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2014 Holiday Card by Jason Oliva: Add you name to the list today.

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