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On Wednesday, March 27 @ 8 p.m. (just before Good Night Lights kicks off @ 8:30 p.m.) there will be a gathering of Hasbro Children’s Hospital patients in Providence, RI, for a first-time viewing of a Good Night Lights greeting from NASA astronaut Anne McClain while aboard the International Space Station flying 250 miles above earth.

Created by Hasbro Children’s cartoonist and volunteer Steve Brosnihan, Good Night Lights is a fast-growing group of local organizations and businesses who stop to send flashing light signals to Hasbro Children’s patients every night at 8:30 p.m. to say they’re thought of. In response, patients gather in rooms at the hospital for the “Magic Minute” and flash lights back out to the community.

Newer community participants are using “Good Night Lights” light kits. Others, including Rhode Island Hospital, are placing LED message boards on buildings. One experiment the Expedition 58 and 59 crew is conducting on this mission involves studying the positive impact of replacing fluorescent with LED lights.