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!
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