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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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.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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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.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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NASA JSC

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Space Shuttle

I suspect this it the work of NAR artist Henry Lozano Jr., but it’s just that: a suspicion. Heartbreaking when the artist’s is cropped out, isn’t it?

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MSC/NAR A “DC-3” at PM View

Image credit: North American / Rockwell

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Space Shuttle Illustration

Previously shared here on Numbers Station, the same Alvarez artwork without the overpaint:

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

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NASA GRC

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Alvarez Shuttle Paintings

In all my digging around on the internet – looking for the rarely seen – I kept coming across the two images above. Beautifully painted by North American Rockwell artist M. Alvarez, they represent an artist on top of their game. They’re stunning!


I found them on Tumblr, Twitter and all over Pinterest and they probably live in a dozen other places online I don’t even know about. They were so super-familiar to me and I couldn’t help but think I’d seen them before. 


Familiar because they’re from Apollo4Ever‘s Flickr.


Mike is a charming and incredibly generous guy who maintains a huge online collection of space related imagery on Flickr.  If you care to click through the source links above you’ll land on his account page and see these in their natural environment. He packs his posts with as much information on each subject as he can find, all of it fascinating. All done for the pure love of the subject. It’s a fabulous rabbit hole to get lost in. Go get lost!

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: North American Rockwell

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Spacelab

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Image credit: Rockwell International Space Division

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AMSS

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Image credit: North American Rockwell

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