DescriptionTom Stafford Signed Color Photo of Spacesuit Painting Signed by Artist Ron Woods. A stunning 10" x 8" silk finish photo of a painting by Ron Woods of Stafford's spacesuit. It is signed in silver ink by both: "Tom Stafford" boldly at top right, and "Ron Woods" neatly at bottom edge. An unusual and displayable item signed by two men who had a lot of firsthand experience with spacesuits. Excellent.
All through the Apollo program Ron Woods worked as a Space Suit Technician tasked with taking care of all of the spacesuits. This included all of the maintenance and suiting up the astronauts for their assigned missions. He dressed Buzz Aldrin for the Apollo 11 mission and Jim Lovell before Apollo 8, and aided the crew of the Apollo-Soyuz flight and the first two space shuttle missions among others. He later became involved with the development of the Space Shuttle spacesuits. A graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Fine Arts, Ron has been painting for many years with a specialty in space hardware. He once said, "To me, there's nothing more artistic than a spacesuit. They're just real interesting pieces of hardware to me and I just started painting them."
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