James Wyeth: Gemini Launch Pad

Art Artwork from United States. Published by anonymous on Wednesday 05 June 2013.

Gemini Launch Pad image

Year: 1964

In the early days of manned spaceflight, technicians responsible for a launch worked in a domed, concrete-reinforced blockhouse, protected from accidental explosions. Although surrounded by cutting-edge technology, the technicians relied on a bicycle for check-up trips to the launch pad.

James Wyeth, 1964, watercolor on paper.

This work is on display at the National Air and Space Museum’s Mall building from May 28 to Oct. 9, 2011, as part of the NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration exhibition.