Category: space art

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walked …

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walked on the Moon. In 1983, he painted this view of Earth.

On April 21, 1972, astronaut John Young salute…

On April 21, 1972, astronaut John Young salutes the camera as he jumps up from the lunar surface, striking a memorable pose for Charlie Duke’s camera. The moment was recreated by Apollo 12 moonwalker-turned-painted Alan Bean in 1984.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1980 postcard.

The Soviet space program celebrated in vintage…

The Soviet space program celebrated in vintage matchbox art.

Mankind, Michael Kagan, 2010, oil on linen.

Mankind, Michael Kagan, 2010, oil on linen.

(Michael Kagan)

A 1980 illustration by Rick Guidice, commissio…

A 1980 illustration by Rick Guidice, commissioned by NASA as “theme art” for “Advanced Automation for Space Missions.” It was a study on the feasibility of using artificial machine intelligence in space applications. (Rick Guidice)

Twilight Shrouds the Naked Monument, 15 April …

Twilight Shrouds the Naked Monument, 15 April 72. From the sketchbook of NASA artist Chet Jezierski. Accompanying text reads: “Twilight shrouds the naked monument…20:00 hours… After the roll-back the spotlights are positioned to light the work ahead. Apollo 16; Pad 39A; KSC; 15 April 72.” Also: “One fights to keep up with the ever changing sights.” (Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

Classic space art by Chesley Bonestell.

Classic space art by Chesley Bonestell.

Illustration by Erich Fuchs from the 1969 chil…

Illustration by Erich Fuchs from the 1969 children’s book Hier Apollo, which chronicled the voyage of Apollo 11. Released in English as Journey to the Moon.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first h…

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human to travel in space on April 12, 1961, illustrated on the cover of Soviet science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi, August 1961.