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John Aaron, Steely-Eyed Missile Man

The behemoth stands out, tall and mighty.  It’s alive, hissing and groaning.  The metallic surface expands and contracts from the cool fuel loads within, creaking and pinging.  1,191 more words

Motivation

November 14 - The White Stuff

The first American to walk in space, Edward Higgins “Ed” White, was born on November 14th 1930, in San Antonio, Texas.

The son of a distinguished USAF major general, it was probably obvious from an early age that flying would figure big in his career, and after graduating from West Point in 1952 he joined the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant.   238 more words

US Space Program

Space Art

In the late 1960s renowned artist, Forrest Myers, wanted to create an art museum to be placed on the moon. He convinced six prominent artists to contribute to the project, including Andy Warhol, and had 16 copies made of the item. 56 more words

Art

Secrets of The Moon

Every night as we look up we see that familiar sight of the celestial body that orbits our Earth. We call it the moon, that is 22000 miles from Earth the object influences many romantic tales, mysteries and even studies that indicates the moon have an influence on our behavior. 512 more words

Paranormal

sketchbook astronaut

sketchbook astronaut from photo reference, apollo 12 training, 1969

update: this was my 200th post!

Sketchbook

Steely-Eyed Missile Man

My favorite guy in all of NASA history is someone you’ve likely never heard of – John Aaron, the engineer they called the “Steely-Eyed Missile Man.” 901 more words