I haven't been able to find the artist responsible for these postage stamps from Central African Republic in the 1980s. But look at them! Beautiful stuff! (If you know the artist, reach out.)

So, not only was Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean a fine artist, but so was cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (The first person to perform a spacewalk), He brought colored pencils to sketch with on orbit and after returning to Earth he turned them into paintings, sometimes with collaborator Andrei Sokolov. gizmodo.com/the-first-spacewal


Why optimistic art gives us things to try for.

First pic is a painting by Chesley Bonestell in 1951.

Second pic, SpaceX, this week.

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@readsteven That is a perfect comparison. And what a wonderful thread!

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