Space Racers Toys | Source: James Zahn/The Toy Book

A new type of space race is on, and this Wednesday, Sept. 15, Space Race LLC’s Space Racers will take orbit — literally.

Toys inspired by the Space Racers STEM-based animated series will blast off on Inspiration4, the first-ever all-civilian mission to orbit. Upon their return to Earth, Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Raven, and Starling will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Inspiration4 Commander Jared Isaacman selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its beneficiary and committed $100 million to St. Jude to inspire others to raise an additional $100 million to accelerate research on childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases and its lifesaving treatment for kids around the world.

“It is an honor to take St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital along on this journey to space and support its current multi-billion dollar expansion plan to accelerate research advances and save more children worldwide,” Isaacman says. “I am grateful to Space Race for supporting this record-setting fundraising endeavor, and hope our actions inspire additional support for St. Jude throughout our mission.”

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“As the world looks to the stars for this momentous occasion, we will be celebrating with our fans that the Space Racers are not only part of the Inspiration4 mission to orbit, but also they continue to play a part in making a positive difference in children’s lives,” says Space Race CEO Michael Matays. “The work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is second-to-none and we are honored to have been selected to support them.”

Space Racers streams on Netflix in the U.S. and is currently available for families to enjoy in more than 25 languages in more than 130 countries.