I never get sick of posting McCall. This one features Ed White, performing NASA’s first space walk in 1965 (via x-ray delta one.)
I’m pleased to feature some of my favorite works by talented space artist James Vaughan. This first features
the best my favorite orbiter, Discovery.
I’ve always loved this symbolic montage of astronauts, scientists, engineers, and staff. Truly, Norman Rockwell had a knack for capturing the essence of both the ordinary and the extraordinary in life, depicting heroism with everyday humanity.
I have a particular fascination with space shuttle and orbiter concept art, partly due to being in “the Shuttle generation”. This is the space travel of my childhood. Anyway, this rendering is fairly late in the game, compared to other artwork I’ve posted in the past, and looks a lot closer to the final orbiter design we knew (and loved.) The famously (fantastically!) long runway is shown in the upper left.
Image via x-ray delta one. (No artist credit is given.)
Truly, Robert McCall was a master at his craft. I never get tired of his artwork. Image found via x-ray delta one.
A gorgeous, vintage Moon shot illustration by David Hardey. (Via X-ray Delta One.)