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18 04, 2020

RON WOODS – APOLLO REFLECTIONS

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Ron Woods is a retired NASA Space Suit Technician and space artist.  During his NASA career Ron suited up members of the Apollo 8, Apollo 11 (including Buzz Aldrin), Apollo 15 crews, as well as Skylab and ASTP crews.  In this clip from our “Apollo Reflections” project, Ron discusses his NASA career and how that inspired his art.

 

Here is an original painting by Ron of Charles Conrad’s Skylab suit in the collection of Apollospace owner, Jeremy Theoret:

18 02, 2020

LUCY WEST ARTIST – APOLLO REFLECTIONS

2020-04-19T18:01:33+00:00Categories: Apollospace Presents, Films|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lucy West is an amazing space artist. In this short clip, filmed for our Apollo Reflections project, Lucy discusses her art and its influences, from first looking through a telescope at Halley’s Comet, to watching the shuttle launch from her Florida home, to the influence of  Apollo 12 Moonwalker and artist, Alan Bean.

 

Here’s a work commissioned by Apollospace owner, Jeremy Theoret, for his partner, Silvia, of their favorite spot near their home on the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, NM, called “Home.” Measuring 36×24, the painting depicts a romantic winter scene overlooking the river looking toward the Sandia Mountains with the majestic Milky Way Galaxy rising, as winter birds, including Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, and multiple species of ducks fly home for the evening.

18 01, 2020

DOUG FORREST ARTIST – APOLLO REFLECTIONS

2020-04-19T17:59:23+00:00Categories: Apollospace Presents, Films|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Doug Forrest is an amazing pencil artist specializing in sketches influence by the Apollo era.  In this short clip, filmed for our Apollo Reflections project, Doug discusses how he was influence by Apollo 12 Moonwalker and artist, Alan Bean.

 

Here is a sketch of the Apollo 8 launch called “In the Beginning” that Apollospace owner, Jeremy Theoret, commissioned from Doug.

7 12, 2019

Apollo Reflections: General Thomas Stafford on Gemini & Apollo

2020-04-22T23:15:31+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 10, Apollospace Presents, ASTP, Films, Gemini 6, Gemini 9|Tags: |0 Comments

Apollo Reflections: General Thomas Stafford on Gemini & Apollo

Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and ASTP Astronaut

Now available, the third film in our “Apollo Reflections” series, “Apollo Reflections: The General on Gemini & Apollo” (2019, 45 min., 4K). In this 45 minute documentary, presented in beautiful 4K with fully restored NASA images, General Thomas Stafford describes his influences and inspirations growing up in Weatherford, Oklahoma, the development of the Apollo program, and all four of his NASA missions into space. This film features a sit-down interview with General Stafford in front of his actual Gemini 6 spacecraft as well as clips from a public talk he gave to a hometown crowd in Weatherford, Oklahoma on the 50th anniversary of his Apollo 10 mission.

30 04, 2019

Apollo 13 IN PICTURES AND WORDS – FRED HAISE

2020-04-18T23:04:35+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 13, Apollospace Presents, Astronauts, Films|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise tells the heroic story of Apollo 13 with newly restored mission photographs.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words,” featuring Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise telling stories of the mission accompanied by our best Apollo 13 photography. In this 26 minute film, Fred reflects on his military and NASA careers, the launch of Apollo 13 and initial photographic tasks and equipment, the  the oxygen tank “explosion” , the problems with CO2 and the lithium hydroxide cartridges, the mission’s best lunar photography, the story and promise of Apollo, and the future of humanity.  The interview with Fred was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018.

You can stream the film in 4K here.  You can also download the full film for a nominal fee as […]

12 10, 2018

APOLLO 7 IN PICTURES AND WORDS

2020-04-18T23:01:47+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 7, Apollospace Presents, Astronauts, Films|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

October 11, 1968: Liftoff of Apollo 7.  The Apollo era begins, and within nine short months and four additional missions, America landed men on the Moon and a human being set foot there.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, beginning with the launch of Apollo 7 in October, 1968, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” featuring our best Apollo 7 photography described by the sole remaining crewman from that mission: Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham.  In this 23 minute film, Walt reflects on his NASA career, some of his favorite Apollo images, and the future of spaceflight.  The interview with Walt was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018, and the dozens of Apollo era images featured in the film are higher resolution than that – select the 4K option in the settings.  Please enjoy Walt’s reflections […]