Bonestell Moonscape

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Chesley Bonestell official website

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Mike Acs

Dan Beaumont Space Museum

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

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Apollo 8 Coming Home

Oil on panel by Robert McCall. The Apollo 8 spacecraft fires it’s engines to propel it out of lunar orbit and the return trip to Earth.

This is NASA, EP 22, 1971

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Early Lander Concept

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Mike Acs

Drew Granston

We Land On The Moon

NASA artwork as it appears in We Land On The Moon by John Raymond in 1963.

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Beautiful scan of an original NASA issued lithograph.

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Drew Granston

Numbers Station

Apollo 17 Experiments

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Deep Space EVA

Same scene depicted in my last Apollo post. May very well be the same unknown artist too. Brought to my attention by none other than Mike Acs.

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Worden’s EVA

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It took me a few, but the lower version is either an earlier or later version of the same painting. The figure representing James B. Irwin is a repaint. My guess is the image on NASA’s site is later, reworked to give the figure a slightly more dramatic pose. The painting is by a North American Rockwell artist.

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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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