Spectacular color 30.5 x 22 original mixed media painting (acrylic and pen/ink) by artist Ed Valigursky. The detailed artwork, which shows life onboard Skylab, was produced for and published in the December 1970 issue of Popular Mechanics entitled “Skylab: America’s First Space Habitat.” The painting details a three man crew replacing the film in the Apollo telescope mount as well as a cutaway view of the crew’s quarters. The Popular Mechanics magazine added the NASA logo as well as detailed labeling. In fine condition with the original velum cover intact. Accompanied by a copy of the Popular Mechanics magazine in which this work appeared. Valigursky, an official NASA aerospace artist, contributed a large amount of work for various pulp fiction and science magazines. A breathtaking, one-of-a-kind artistic look at life onboard Skylab. RRAuction COA.
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