Hello and Goodbye at the Museum of Flight.
It’s “goodbye” to the Apollo exhibit, at least for now, though I don’t know in what manner it will eventually return. Its dismantling will start on Jan 2 as it comes down to make room for the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Destination Moon”. That means the Museum of Flight will have for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing the real Apollo 11 Command Module which orbited the moon!
I did a quick, loose montage sketch of various sections of the exhibit. One section is focused on Pete Conrad and Gemini. They have several of his belongings and memorabilia, the oddest of which is his “bite plate” from Mercury in 1959! That’s the red bit next to the space suit.
The blue edge on Pete Conrad’s spacesuit cover looked like ric-rac to me. I’m sure it’s much more sophisticated.
It’s “hello” to a new sculpture of Amelia Earhart. It was installed a few weeks ago but this is the first chance I’ve had to sketch it. Behind it is the Electra which was built at the same time as hers and has been reconfigured to match hers as closely as possible.
People are encouraged to sit on the bench with her. And they do.
And goodbye to 2018. Happy New Year!