Houston, We Have A Problem
Astronaut and artist Alan Bean painted this depiction of Apollo 13’s oxygen tank explosion, which occurred en route to the Moon, scuttling the planned lunar landing and jeopardizing the astronauts’ safe return to Earth. This art print commemorates the 1995 motion picture Apollo 13, and is signed by Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise, actors Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Gary Sinise, director Ron Howard, and artist Alan Bean.
“I have painted the explosion in space as a number of individually distinct particles streaming away from tank number two. The particles are liquid oxygen, vaporized tank and wiring and insulation materials – everything near the point of detonation. I do not believe that an explosive cloud forms in the vacuum of space because everything I saw in space moved in a straight line. For example, there was no dirt cloud as we landed on the Moon – just small pieces of dirt radially speeding away.
“This print was created to celebrate the motion picture ‘Apollo 13’ which tells the remarkable and inspiring story of how astronauts deep in space and the engineers on Earth worked together to change an almost fatal tragedy into a triumph of human skill and spirit.” – Alan Bean
Print #912 out of an edition of 1000. Signed and numbered.
Framed as shown: 23.5″x30″
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