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September 10, 2013

Mountainous Moon

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Above is the surface of the moon as imagined by illustrator Chesley Bonestell, before we landed there. (click image to enlarge)

Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun wrote that he had "learned to respect, nay fear, this wonderful artist's obsession with perfection. My file cabinet is filled with sketches of rocket ships I had prepared to help in his artwork—only to have them returned to me with blistering criticism."

Below is an image of Bonestell Crater on mars, named in Chesley Bonestell's honor: .

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I had my imagination stirred as a boy by Chesley's paintings...I still have my copies of "The Conquest of Space", "Conquest of the Moon", and "Across the Space Frontier" which featured his illustrations and Von Braun's commentary.

Posted by: George Caboy | Oct 8, 2013 7:09:32 PM

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