Scott Kelly, a former NASA astronaut and record holder in orbit, donated $500,000 from the sale of his NFT collection to help Ukraine.
In 2015 and 2016, Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station. He immortalized the memory of his flight in the Dreams Out of This World art project, created in partnership with the creative studio Orange Comet.
The collection consists of the astronaut’s personal belongings, which he wore while in space, and 3333 postcards with his image.
The auction started on April 12 on the OpenSea trading platform and ended in a few hours, raising over $500,000.
“I am proud to announce that my NFT collection is sold out. It’s amazing that in the midst of the war, art brought us together to help the people of Ukraine,” wrote Scott Kelly on Twitter.
The proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization Global Empowerment Mission, which actively helps Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.
Earlier, reported that the Ukrainian Turn Back Alive Foundation received a $250,000 donation from the sale of NFTs of “dancing undertakers.”
The Freedom to Ukraine project has launched a fundraiser for humanitarian aid to Ukraine through NFT collections.