Gjertson’s ASTP

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Skylab by Neil Jacobe

B&W (As seen in Roundup dated Nov. 24, 1967)
NOV. 67 S-67-51373

MANNED SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS

ORBITAL WORKSHOP — Artist’s concept showing how a Saturn S-IVB stage will appear when converted to the Apollo Applications Orbital Workshop. Launched fully fueled with airlock and docking adaptor attached, the S-IVB’s liquid hydrogen tank becomes a shirtsleeve environment workshop after the fuel has been depleted. At left is an Apollo Command and Service Module launched separately and docked into one of the docking adaptor’s ports. The Apollo Telescope Mount is shown docked into one of the side ports. The ATM will be joined to the cluster in a second phase of the program. Solar cell “wings” to provide power fold outward from the S-IVB after orbit is achieved. McDonnell Douglas Corporation’s Missile and Space Systems Division is making the S-IVB orbital workshop modifications under contract to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and McDonnell Astronautics Company is developing the airlock under contract to MSC. (MCDONNELL DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPH)

Look closely and you’ll notice subtle differences between this version of the painting and a colour rendering found in the SDASM Archives I’ve shared before.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Jacobe’s work, his artwork for the Douglas MOL can be found here. The images are small and plastered with watermarks, so it’s a bit of a tease but they are beautiful.

Skylab at Astronautix

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Skylab

Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov & Robert McCall (1974)

Skylab at Astronautix

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ASTP

DECEMBER 1974

MOSCOW, UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

SOYUZ 16 CONCEPT —- An artist’s concept depicting the Soviet Soyuz 16 spacecraft in Earth orbit. The six-day Soyuz 16 Earth-orbital mission flown December 2-8, 1974, was a Soviet rehearsal for the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The crew of Soyuz 16 was Cosmonauts Anatolly V. Filipophenko, commander; and Hikolay H. Rukavishnikov, engineer. These two me are the Soviet ASTP second (back-up) crew, also. The three major components of the Soyuz spacecraft are the sphere-shaped orbital module, the decent vehicle (in center), and the instrument assembly module. Two solar panels extend out from the IA module. A docking mechanism to test the Soviet ASTP androgenous docking system (seen attached to the orbital module) was flown on the Soyuz 16 flight. This picture was made from a frame of 35mm motion picture film.

PHOTO COURTESY: USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Skylab (McCall)

Our World in Space by Isaac Asimov & Robert McCall (1974)

Skylab at Astronautix

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Paul Fjeld Gallery

In case you’re wondering, Paul (as of 2019) is still actively painting and maintains a stunning online gallery at pfinspace.com. He makes some of his digital art available to buy as prints on Fine Art America, that page is here.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at Astronautix

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Image source: NASA JSC

Orbital Workshop

Skylab at Astronautix

Image credit: McDonnell Douglas

Image source: SDASM Archives