DescriptionAlan Bean Signed Limited Edition "Way Way Up High Over Pad 39A" Giclée Canvas, #83/95. A 19.5" x 15.5" (sight size) canvas, issued in 2013, showing the Earth rise over the lunar horizon. Signed: "Alan Bean/ 83/95". Framed shadow box-style to an overall 24" x 20". Included with this lot is the original Certificate of Authenticity from Greenwich Workshop, the issuing gallery. A few dings and one crack on the frame, print excellent.
Some of Bean's comments on this image: "Well, here we are, seeing our first Earthrise ever! It is hard to believe Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and I are 235,189 miles from home. We had lifted off from launch complex 39, Pad A, Cape Kennedy, Florida in the middle of a violent thunderstorm, just three and one half days ago...
"What a view! To think everyone I ever knew, saw on television or at the super bowl, was down there on the skin of that beautiful, colorful sphere. It does not seem possible. There is just not enough room and folks on the bottom will surely fall off.
"I find it curious that I never heard any astronaut say that he wanted to go to the Moon so he would be able to look back and see the Earth. We all wanted to see what the Moon looked like close up. Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the Moon, but of our beautiful blue and white home, moving majestically around the sun, all alone in infinite black space."
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