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    Saunders B. Kramer Original Spacecraft Designs Artwork (Two). Two large color works from the estate of this little-known but very important early aerospace scientist, engineer, and genius. He worked for Lockheed from 1955 to 1971 where he directed the first detailed study of a manned space station and an early space shuttle. He applied for a patent on a space station design in 1960 and it was issued in 1963, one of the first ever (Patent #194,444) (printed copy included).
    (1) A 20" x 14.5" image on a 24.5" x 18.5" board, notations show the design was by S. B. Kramer, illustration by G. E. Cook, and the rendering by H. F. Vanek. It pictures a cross section of two modules of his early space station design showing various inhabitants working in medical, storage, scientific, and control areas. Circa early 1960s. Very fine.
    (2) A 22.5" x 18" original painted image on a 30" x 24" board with a Lockheed label. The artist was Harold W. Munson who had a long career in illustration art. It portrays a Delta wing orbital spacecraft orbiting the earth, possibly an early reusable space vehicle design. One long surface scratch, otherwise fine.

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