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)
Firing Room (launch control)
The Last Launch Daylight Launch of a Manned Apollo (1972)
Images from The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum