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Chris B - NSF
Before the days of fancy CGI videos, mission promos would often be these beautiful artistic drawings. Here are three examples - focused on Shuttle/Deep Space Probes - found by NSF's digging into the Virginia Tech Libary archives. Name them below!
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David S. F. Portree Jan 5
Galileo, US International Solar Polar Probe (Reagan cancelled), Ulysses (European half of International Solar Polar Probe).
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Jacqmans@1972 Jan 5
Galileo to Jupiter, ESA's Ulysises to the Sun and Magellan to Venus
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Pranav Gayatri Jan 5
The second and third look very similar, might be Ulysises
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Willy White Jan 5
My uncle worked on a lot of those as one of the staff artists at Marshall in Huntsville. The level of detail still amazes me
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Martin Huba Jan 5
In East block we had many space stamp collections with this style, I'll try to dig it up somewhere maybe
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Rational Autarchist Jan 6
I was a newly hired employee when Deep Space 1 launched and toured the solar system. Probably the most interesting spacecraft since V’ger. I loved that art and the blog the engineer wrote about it.
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Michael Thompson Jan 5
3rd one is Ulysses 1st is Galileo with it's wacky antenna Don't know the 2nd. It looks like New Horizons, but that obviously wasn't launched from a Shuttle.
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Michael Thompson Jan 5
Cheated a little bit. The 2nd is also Ulysses, but was only an artist's concept for a Centaur-based upper stage instead of the IUS.
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Daniel Large πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸš€πŸŽΈ Jan 5
They should totally bring this back, even if it's digital artwork. So cool.
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