The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite / Edgar Martins

Edgar Martins 0Space glove, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (Star City, Russian Federation)

Edgar Martins Suits-Shelves-Astronaut dressing room, where the Sokol spacesuits are stored, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (Star City, Russian Federation)

Edgar Martins SoeyuzPressurised Sokol suit by Soyuz training module, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (Star City, Russian Federation)

Edgar Martins 7Mobile gantry for the Vega launcher, seen from underneath, CSG-Europe’s Spaceport, Kourou (French Guiana)

Edgar Martins Testing-Machines-Bepi-Colombo-Satellite Cabling used during testing of ESA’s BepiColombo spacecraft, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

Edgar Martins 1Columbus Training Simulator, ESA-EAC, Cologne (Germany)

Edgar MartinsHorn of acoustic test facility, IABG, Ottobrunn-Munich (Germany)

All images from the project The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite, by Portuguese photographer and author Edgar Martins

previously: When Light Casts No Shadow

Space memorabilia

apollo Space Exploration Auction 2

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction 2

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction

apollo 11 Space Exploration Auction 3

nasa Space Exploration Signature Auction

nasa Space Exploration Signature Auction 2

Original NASA publications from a recent auction of manuals, guidebooks, press kits, reports, brochures, etc at the Space Exploration Signature Auction 2013 by Heritage Auctions.

Jet Age Man

 

1954 photographs from the early U.S.’ space program. Taken by Life magazines’ staff photographer, Ralph Morse (1917). More [at] funnelme

Starship dimensions

Play this tune, click on images to enlarge it and if you want more click here. Don’t forget to recheck space classics 1, 2 & 3!

Space Classics 1/3 – John Berkey

Works by some of the best sci-fi illustrators of 70ies and 80ies.

John Berkey was known for his rounded space-ship style, intricate detailing, but also for some early Star Wars posters. See John’s website here.

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Space Classics 2/3 – Manchu

Another great illustrator, Manchu, with his often dramatically composed scenes.

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Space Classics 3/3 – Frank Frazetta

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Lebbeus Ships

Gritty sci-fi urban fantasies by Edinbourgh’s Ian McQue.

An alternative reality or a post-apocalyptic future?

Ian’s blog.

The name of the last ship suggests an hommage to a great artist and architect Lebbeus Woods.

Couldn’t have chosen better inspiration.