26858 Misterrogers

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26858 Misterrogers
Planetary characteristics
Orbitsemi-major axis 2.343 AU, eccentricity 0.343
Diameter9.5 km
Year1309.55 days
Day8.066 hours
Political AffiliationFenspace Convention
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26858 Misterrogers is a small main belt asteroid, discovered by Eleanor Helin on 21 March 1993 and named after children's television host Fred Rogers. Rogers, who had a lifelong fascination with the sky[1] and astronomy, also produced a planetarium show called The Sky above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which is still shown at many planetariums across the United States.

The asteroid is home to the Mister Rogers' Memorial Children's Museum of Astronautics and Space Exploration, otherwise known by the masses as Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. More like NASA's Space Camp than a collection of static displays, the museum lets fenkinder and mundane children alike enjoy two weeks of learning how to live and work in space. This is, in part, a practical survivalist program that shows all kinder what basic tools they should have close at hand at all times[2] and how they can improve a bad situation.[3] Children also learn the basics of fen technology, proper handwavium handling,[4] and how to move around in free-fall. Additionally, they are brought up to speed on recent advances in Fen science and current events in the field of exploration. A favorite item on their website is a webapp that allows one to track the progress of an exploration mission in real time.


  1. Fred Rogers obtained a pilot's license while still in high school.
  2. such as skin suits
  3. A.k.a. damage control.
  4. Not using real handwavium, but a non-toxic fluorescent color gel.