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.
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.
"Tell that son of a b*(Gun) to get back in"
Great work as always