Remembering Alan Bean

I am devastated at news of the loss of Apollo 12 & Skylab II Astronaut, Alan Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018).  Alan Bean was a hero in so many respects, as a Navy test pilot, an astronaut, 4th man on the moon during Apollo 12, commander of Skylab II living in space for 59 days, an amazing artist and an incredible wit, but most importantly he was a dear sweet human being. Someone with a childlike sparkle in his eyes who genuinely enjoyed life and the people he met. He was touched by the beauty of our planet, humanity, and all life and that awe at the wonder of creation was contagious. His joy and good humor are irreplaceable.  There simply will not be another like him.

I was incredibly fortunate to know him for about 20 years and cannot possibly recount all the wonderful conversations we had over the years. There was a sincerity and genuineness about him though that, irrespective of any particular conversation, always shined in him that I will always carry with me as long as I live – he was truly a beacon in this world.

I first met him in person during a visit with him at his Houston home and studio in 2000.  Though we had corresponded through the mail and by phone before that this was one of the best days of my life – I was so fortunate speak with him at length about his career, see some of his space memorabilia, his incredible paintings, the flag from his spacesuit he cut up to include threads in his paintings… so fortunate throughout the years to see him at various shows around the country and share a meal or a drink… all these great memories I can’t begin to recall right now… I can’t express what a joy he was to be with.

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his family, especially his daughter Amy Sue Bean, all his friends and colleagues and the whole world that this wonderful man is gone … This is a sad and difficult day.  I was […]

2018-05-27T19:44:17+00:00 Categories: Apollo, Astronauts|Tags: , |0 Comments


Apollospace™ proudly presents the most comprehensive collection of fully restored and enhanced Apollo 7 flight images at the highest quality and resolution available!

Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission to fly, celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

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This special commemorative Apollo 7 50th Anniversary USB flash drive contains the complete catalog of every photograph taken by the Apollo 7 astronauts during this historic mission  – fully restored and enhanced at the highest quality and resolution available!

Each JPEG image on this commemorative USB collection measures 5000 x 5000 pixels at 300 dpi.  The individual image files on this USB are huge – averaging over 20 megabytes in size each.

The 539 flight images contained on this USB together total more than 11 gigabytes in size …

That’s enough to fill 3 DVDS!

At 5000 pixels, the Apollo 7 flight images on this USB are up to 65% larger than partially restored and corrected counterparts available online and on other commercially available media, which generally measure only up to 3000 pixels each, are only a few megabytes in size (if that), and have not been fully corrected and cleaned.

Each and every image on The Apollo 7 Flight Images USB has been painstakingly cropped and corrected for color, tone, and contrast and cleaned of all blemishes including dust, hairs, scan lines, emulsion spots, streaks, scratches, stray reflections, and other flaws.

It is common for images to require as many as several hundred separate corrective actions to achieve the restored, corrected, and enhanced versions available on this USB.  It is impossible to overstate the quality and beauty of these photographs – the most pristine they’ve appeared since they were originally taken 50 years ago. 

The original negatives from the Apollo missions are stored in […]

2018-04-01T02:04:47+00:00 Categories: Apollo, Apollo 7, Image Collections|0 Comments

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