Tipp No. 79: “Hello Universe” by Alan Bean (Astronaut and Artist, USA 1932 – 2018)

arts, Kunst, Reisen, Travel
Alan Bean - HELLO UNIVERSE -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop
An Astronauts Gesture of Joy & Wonder – “Hello Universe”

If my soul starts spontaneously jubilating looking at a piece of art, I know it is love….I`d like to share.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts.

Bean said his decision was based on the fact that, in his 18 years as an astronaut, he was fortunate enough to visit worlds and see sights no artist’s eye, past or present, has ever viewed firsthand and he hoped to express these experiences through his art.

He was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.

Shared No. 83: “Zweithaus am Mars 2” (2nd Home at Mars 2) — by flugundzeit (in German language but with exciting illustration)

Insights, Reisen, Technology, Travel

„Wenn ich Moon Village sage, bedeutet das nicht einzelne Häuser, eine Kirche, ein Rathaus und so weiter. Das wäre irreführend. Meine Idee befasst sich nur mit dem Kern des Konzeptes eines Dorfes: Menschen, die am selben Ort zusammenarbeiten und leben. Und dieser Ort wäre auf dem Mond. … Und ein Dorf beginnt mit dem ersten […]

Zweithaus am Mars 2 — flugundzeit