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A Day in the Life of Everyday Astronaut

Wednesday 05.28.2014 , Posted by
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Many of us have had childhood dreams of becoming astronauts, creating space ships out of refrigerator boxes and imagining ourselves flying through space. Photographer Tim Dodd never let his childlike wonder disappear and still has fun playing astronaut. After placing the winning (and only) bid for a Russian high altitude space suit in an RRauction, Dodd began enlisting the help of fellow Redditors to help him come up with amazing ideas for an astronaut suit photo shoot. After months of putting his ideas into action, he has finally released his series, which he calls “A Day in the Life of Everyday Astronaut” on r/Space. Among the pictures are hidden “Easter Eggs” that will delight Space Geeks of all ages- see how many you can spot! [Read more...]

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Photo Series of Lost Astronauts Discovering Earth

Wednesday 09.25.2013 , Posted by

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A collaborative photo series of lost astronauts bizarrely navigating earth emerged organically last week in Calgary, Alberta. An organization called Beakerhead had the suit flown in for a week-long event series, and photographers Neil Zeller and Kelly Hofer capitalized on the opportunity to take some stunning photos.  [Read more...]

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A Peek Into the Control Room of Space Shuttles

Saturday 03.30.2013 , Posted by

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Although many of us have fantasized about becoming an astronaut when we “grow up”, making rocket ships out of cardboard refrigerator boxes, very few people actually went through with it. But lucky for us common folk, photographer Ben Cooper gives us all a chance to relive our space fantasies. Cooper brings us an insider look at the Flight Decks of the Endeavour, Discovery, and Atlantis space shuttles. The fact that there are people who actually know how to operate all of these switches is pretty phenomenal. With this set, I see many photoshop opportunities for all of the digital artists out there. Larger versions of each picture are available for viewing or for sale on launchphotography.com. A poster size print would be the perfect addition to that refrigerator box space shuttle your nephew is building. [Read more...]

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Oil Paintings of Astronaut in Pop-Culture settings

Sunday 02.24.2013 , Posted by

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Scott Listfield paints Astronauts. And sometimes dinosaurs. Chiefly drawing from elements of pop culture, media and film, Listfield creates scenes on the canvas that make a visually stimulating end result. One of his most consistent characters is an astronaut in the form from Stanley Kuprick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Instead of the astronaut exploring the depths of space, he is exploring the present. [Read more...]

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Space Suits, Shot from a Parallel Dimension

Thursday 08.23.2012 , Posted by

Tom Colbie imagines a parallel world where astronauts live in harmony with people from the past: peaceful scenes beach combing with vintage cars; navigating the streets of New York City on the old trolly system; or arriving for work at Berlin’s old steam train station. In some of his pieces, the spacemen are lifted to great heights by the art masters of the past. Colbie re-imagines David’s The Death of Marat and de Vinci’s The Lady with an Ermine with his distinctly helmeted style. It’s a world where anything is possible, including trips to the moon. [Read more...]

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