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America's First Space Walk - Gemini IV by markkarvon America's First Space Walk - Gemini IV by markkarvon

NASA’s Project Gemini was an important step in America’s goal to land on the moon. Gemini had many milestone achievements as America learned to work in space. One of those milestones was reached by Gemini IV on June 3, 1965 when astronaut Ed White II became the first American to leave the spacecraft and walk in space. He found the experience so exhilarating that when it was time to return to the spacecraft he said, “It’s the saddest moment of my life.” Gemini IV spent just over 4 days in orbit. As an interesting side, after Ed White left the spacecraft, a glove floated out of the open hatchway thereby becoming one of the first pieces of unintentional space debris. It later burned up in the atmosphere. I have included it here in the print.Tragically, Ed White was later killed along with Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee in the Apollo 1 fire.

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CR99nut Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
If I recall correctly, on film footage of White leaving the capsule (shot from within the cockpit) you can see the glove float away...

Your painting really captures the sense of exhileration White must have been feeling; I get it (to a much lesser degree, of course) just looking at this! Obviously, the technical crafting of this piece is perfect (White's tether looks like it's popping out from my monitor!), but the composition makes it 'snap' just so. I almost get the sense of motion in the weightless environment as I gaze at this.

Amazing achievement in history, and an amazing rendering of it.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I was sure to include that floating glove in the upper left corner of the piece.
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gibsart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Fantastic work !
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
stunning work sir, awesomely stunning!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Awesome work, sir.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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dullboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Real heroes of the Space Age! Excellent image as always, and neat choice of focus. I like it! :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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tawog11 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"I feel like a Million dollars"

"Tell that son of a b*(Gun) to get back in"
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!
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SOTF Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's interesting how nationalities and races don't matter once one is beyond Earth's atmosphere. The ISS is an example - built by space agencies, with two of them being the biggest superpower rivals since the Cold War era.
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Maxim-Lysak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Staggering art, glorious moment... Sad memory.  Worthy of you.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I have to write an absolutely wrenching Fantasy story about Alan Shepherd.  But it, too, shall be very, very sad.
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Your door is open". YOUR DOOR IS OPEN"

Great work as always 
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Magnificent art work again,No matter their nationality,Lost of the space man's and woman's are always a deep sadness for me,they are brave and hard to raise people!thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us ,Happy new year:-)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. It is true. I respect the space travelers of all nations. The same is true for the submarine forces. There is something about operating in hostile environments that creates a bond between all that do it which transcends borders.
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really nice work - the detail and colors are incredible.  And a great story to go with it!  Thanks for sharing this one with us!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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lusitania25 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
I wouldnt want to get back in either!
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great Piece Mark
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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It's was the first EVA and it is very beautiful. :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
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It's how we roll.
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