Barbie Commands Apollo 20

Barbie adorned in tin foil.  (They don't make astronaut clothing for Barbies anymore.)  Background image is Tycho Crater (the planned landing site for Apollo 11 before mission was scrubbed.)  Crater image credit: Hubble Space Telescope , NASA, ESA, and D. Ehnrenreich.

Barbie adorned in tin foil. (They don’t make astronaut clothing for Barbies anymore.) Background image is Tycho Crater (the planned landing site for Apollo 20 before mission was scrubbed.) Crater image credit: Hubble Space Telescope , NASA, ESA, and D. Ehnrenreich.

Eyes on her gimbals
with the same straight stare

she gives Ken
when he waxes his car

she brings her in
over the craters

one eye out the window
hands on the controls

watching her Newtons

maneuvering the LM
as easily
as the Kenmobile

standing
shoeless
on her tippy toes

pink heels
kicked off to the side

we all see a little dust kicking up now

then the lights

contact!

the girl
has landed

a girl
has landed.

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