Sending post to space is problematic, so when a teenager from Houston, Texas, wanted to send a message to her astronaut father, she had to be creative.

13-year-old Stephanie decided that long-distance phone calls weren’t enough and she wanted to given her father a visual note of how much she missed him while he was away. The next time the NASA employee was up in space, she decided to create a huge art project in the desert that he would be able to see from the International Space Station.

The message 13-year-old Stephanie wrote to her father in Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Her father is a keen photographer and likes to take pictures of the earth when he is floating in space.Stephanie thought she could use his hobby to send him a message from back on earth.

She enlisted the help of car manufacturer Hyundai to make the earth drawing, that has now broken a world record for its size. The car company used eleven sedans to draw the message on the land in Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake, that read ‘Steph [hearts] you!’ using coordinates and a helicopter.

Stephanie drew the note on paper and worked with Hyundai to get it copied onto a large land surface

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

11 cars wrote the message in the dusty land in Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake using coordinates and a helicopter.

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai

Her father took a picture of the image from space to show his daughter that her plan had worked. Measuring 5,556,411.86 square metres or 59,808,480.26 square feet, the Guinness World Record has now declared it the largest tire track image ever.

Stephanie’s father taking pictures of the message from the International Space Station

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai / NASA

The picture of the message on Stephanie’s father’s phone

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai / NASA

Teenager Writes Astronaut Father a Note That Can Be Seen from SpaceImage Credit: Hyundai / NASA

The scheme has been made into a video for Hyundai’s New Thinking Campaign.

Watch the video of the entire project…

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