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Kissing The Earth - Astronauts By Alan Bean

By Alan Bean

Kissing The Earth - Astronauts by Alan Bean.

Astronaut and Artist Alan Bean describes what he saw from the window of the lunar module and how he was affected by the sight. "As I looked out my small triangular-shaped forward window, I could see the sharply curved horizon. We indeed were orbiting a body much smaller than the earth. As I looked, the earth, some 239,000 miles away, appeared to rapidly rise. Australia was just coming into view. It was breathtaking.

"After returning to earth, I had to paint my experience. But what would be a suitable title? I thought of a favorite painting by Winslow Homer, an American artist of the late 1800's, depicting three fishermen in a small boat. In the distance was a faint, full moon just being touched by the earth's horizon. Homer's title, 'Kissing the Moon.'

"Seeing our shiny blue and white planet rise above the moon is a wonderful memory I think of often now. But then, in November of 1969, I wondered if I would ever see our beautiful planet earth again."

Countersigners: Charles Conrad, Jr. and Dick Gordon

Kissing The Earth - Astronauts by Alan Bean was released in October of 1998 as a Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print with a 14-1/2 x 24 Image Size for sale priced at $995. LAST ONE. Order yours today before they are gone. All artwork is professionally boxed and fully insured guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. The artists is an astronaut, Captain Alan Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the fourth man to walk on the moon and commander of Skylab 2. I am fortunate enough to have seen sights no other artist ever has, Bean says. In this painting he painted the earth rising from the dark side of the moon. Astronauts in art prints and paintings painted by Astronaut Alan Bean.

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