I mentioned Michael Kagan here a couple of years when his astronaut painting won the Best Art Vinyl 2013 top prize. The BBC reports about a space mural he created for a company in California: The Moon landings like you’ve never seen them before – BBC
The vast, life-size picture covers the entire wall of a room in the former Hughes Aircraft factory where America’s first lunar landers – the Surveyor spacecraft – were constructed. These mid-60s missions were sent ahead as robotic scouts to explore the Moon before the first crews arrived.
Hughes vacated the site 20 years ago and the Surveyor factory floor has been recently occupied by tech start-up RadPad who were attracted by the building’s space history and wanted a spectacular centrepiece for their new offices.
See a time-lapse video of his painting of the mural in the BBC article.
“Mankind” by Michael Kagan, 2014
I’ve also posted here about artist, mathematician, and orbital mechanic extraordinaire Ed Belbruno. He will be having a show in New York City on October 22: Space.com Presents: The Art of Ed Belbruno.
On Oct. 22, meet Princeton University artist and mathematician — and Space.com columnist — Ed Belbruno in a public showing of his art at Café Minerva in Manhattan. Join Space.com to celebrate how Belbruno’s art unlocks discoveries in space exploration, and experience the beauty of the universe in a whole new way.
Here’s an interview with Belbruno from 2011: