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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The only piece of art Astronauts left on the moon.

The Sculpture on the Moon:

On Aug. 2, 1971, while on the lunar surface, Commander David Scott of Apollo 15 surreptitiously placed a small sculpture in a dusty crater near his parked lunar rover, in honor of those who died in the early Space race.

The 3.5"/89mm lightweight aluminum "Fallen Astronaut:" the Moon's first --- and so far only --- human artwork:



The strange, full story:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/12/sculpture_on_the_moon_paul_van_hoeydonck_s_fallen_astronaut.html