Friday, March 5, 2010

Robert McCall, NASA "Space Artist" Has Died

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I was captivated by the conceptual paintings that NASA would release from time-to-time illustrating what their newest space craft and space suits might look like during upcoming missions.  (That's an example above.) Robert McCall was one of NASA's preeminent artists. According to an obituary published in The New York Times today (that you can read HERE), he died on February 26th at the age of 90.  Among many interesting facts in this obit, Mr. McCall apparently also did the painting of the circular space station that was used as the movie poster for Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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