Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Space: A Look Back at NASA

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday (it's oppressively hot and humid here in the upper midwest!). Here's a few videos looking back at NASA over the last several decades. The first is film from the 1970s on space colonization. It's fun to see the optimism of what might have been.

This next clip is from a recent CBS News report on a great exhibit on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration.

If you've ever been, you may recall the incredible murals there illustrating the wonder and excitement of the program in it's heyday. This latest exhibit includes pieces by such artists as Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Jamie Wyeth.

If you can't make it to D.C., there's also a book of the exhibit.

Props to Boing Boing for the colony video, and to my father-in-law for alerting me to the CBS news report.

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