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CHESLEY BONESTELL AND THE LANDSCAPE OF THE MOON

The Institute's Dr. Paul Spudis thinks back on the influence of space artist Chesley Bonestell.

The influence of the arts on our popular culture is well known. The television generation grew up with Forbidden Planet and Star Trek, shaping our sensibilities and expectations about space travel. The genre of “space art” enlightened and expanded our minds and ignited our imaginations. The sixties and seventies brought us “space” artists with their startlingly realistic vistas of unvisited worlds and ancient times. Authors, writing for all ages and levels of interest, found eager audiences. From the beginning, the space age left an indelible mark on many. Read more.

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