John Young Leaps Into History (Artist Proof)



Apollo 16 mission commander John Young leaps enthusiastically while saluting the flag at the landing site in the Descartes highlands of the Moon in April 1972. The reduced lunar gravity allows Young to jump up easily, even with the extra weight of his spacesuit and backpack.

“You feel this way when you’re finally on the Moon!” says artist and Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean. “It’s the culmination of all you’ve studied and worked for since you were a little kid.

“John has jumped straight up about 3 feet or so. On Earth, this would have been impossible because John weighs 160 pounds and the suit and the backpack weigh 150 pounds, but on the Moon everything (including John) weighed only one-sixth as much. Someday there will be athletic contests on the Moon, maybe even Solar System Olympics and many astonishing records will be set.”

Canvas. Signed and numbered.

Size 22″x29″

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Canvas Only (22×29 in), Framed (22×29 in)


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