A Space Invaders-inspired tile mosaic by street artist Invader has been taken, rather appropriately, to space. The piece, entitled Space2, has been repeatedly photographed aboard the International Space Station over the past two months. It’s unclear how it got there but Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti seems a likely culprit. Space2 is not the only Invader piece associated with space–back in February the artist installed a mosaic at a European Space Agency facility in Belgium. And in 2012 Invader sent a mosaic to space aboard a helium balloon. More photos of Invader’s work (spacefaring and otherwise) can be viewed on Invader’s Instagram account.
photo via Samantha Cristoforetti