Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Art of rocket science

In the 1960's, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration teamed with the National Gallery of Art creating a program that commissioned artists to visit NASA facilities to draw and paint freely, to record the strange new world of space technology.

Photographers Shoot Apollo 17 (1972) 
Nicholas Solovioff

Firing Room (launch control) 
James Wyeth

Lunar Confrontation 
Robert Shore

The Last Launch Daylight Launch of a Manned Apollo (1972) 
Chet Jezierski

Images from The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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