Article by Frances Mulraney in the Irish Central (largest Irish site in North America) on the first doll in space, the Irish Stargazer Lottie Doll!
"...On December 6, Stargazer Lottie traveled a long way from her Irish home to the International Space Station to spend a few months with three astronauts from the UK, America and Russia, much to excitement of the young Canadian doll designer, Abigail, who dreams of following in her creation’s footsteps as soon as she’s old enough."
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