Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Arts in Space

According to we make money not art the European Space Agency has contracted with a London organization Arts Catalyst to find out how art might enhance life aboard the International Space Station.

"ESA is looking for projects that can be performed by the astronauts, or that deploy the technology of the space station in some way. Arts Catalyst stresses the realities of the space station: artists might want to focus on the bodies and minds of the astronauts themselves - stuck up there for months on end, trying not to go mad - or the unique architecture of the satellite.
In fact, the Arts Catalyst is thinking more of interiors than exteriors. Art is therapeutic for people on earth - why not for cosmonauts?"

It seems to that that this might also be valuable for the long trips anticipated to the moon.

Some astronauts have turned to visual art to help express their deep feelings of their space travels.

Alan Bean Print

Moon-walker astronaut Alan Bean has prints for sale online.


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