Gemini 5 exhibit

Museum of Flight PR staff asked to use my Astronaut on the Town sketches to promote the last few days of the project.  I took over the files and met briefly.  Look for them on their various social media accounts.

While there I stopped to sketch the Gemini 5 exhibit, celebrating the 50th anniversary this week of the historic 8 day flight.  The mission set out to answer thee question, “Can astronauts survive in space long enough to make it to the Moon and back”.  Why, yes they can!

some bits of photo collage included.

Included in the sketch:

Indian Motorcycle Cap belonged to Charles “Pete” Conrad.  When he was a boy, Conrad’s first vehicle was an old Indian motorcycle given to him by his cousin.  He carried his live for “the ride” into his aviation and later his astronaut career.

Goodrich Gemini Spacsuit gloves manufactured with the David Clark Copany’s Gx2 spacesuits used in Project Gemini

Gemini reentry module on display; 1/4 scale

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Gemini 5 exhibit

  1. Interesting ! What a great project. Thanks for sharing – it’s amazing, the feats of man (and woman)

  2. joantav says:

    How great that they are using your sketches for PR. I just went back looking because somehow I missed your sketch of the last astronaut. They were so much fun to see.

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