When Thoughts Turn Inwards

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When: 12 April 1981

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Artist: Henry Casselli, 1981
Media: Watercolor

Astronaut John Young reflects pensively as he suits up for launch on April 12, 1981. Casselli conveys a quiet, almost spiritual moment when the astronaut must mentally prepare for his mission.

This was the first time that the newly inaugurated space shuttle would carry humans, in this case the two-person crew of John Young and Robert Crippen.

Image Credit: Henry Casselli
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Courtesy: NASA Art Program

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