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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Apollo Flight Configuration

The Saturn V configuration is shown in inches and meters as illustrated by the Boeing Company. The Saturn V vehicle consisted of three stages: the S-IC (first) stage powered by five F-1 engines, the S-II (second) stage powered by five J-2 engines, the S-IVB (third) stage powered by one J-2 engine. A top for the first three stages was designed to contain the instrument unit, the guidance system, the Apollo spacecraft, and the escape system. The Apollo spacecraft consisted of the lunar module, the service module, and the command module. The Saturn V was designed perform lunar and planetary missions and it was capable of placing 280,000 pounds into Earth orbit.

Saturn V at Astronautix

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Saturn V Apollo

Saturn V at Astronautix

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Skylab

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

Skylab at Astronautix

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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

Apollo Program 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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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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Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Apollo4Ever

Drew Granston

Numbers Station

Apollo 17 Experiments

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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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.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Image source: Mike Acs

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.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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NASA JSC

Numbers Station