Alan Bean -- Reaching for the Stars Print
This is a fantastic multi-signature print of Alan Bean's painting Reaching for the Stars. The painting symbolizes the pioneer astronauts of the space program (Mercury through Apollo-Soyuz). The limited-edition print (1500 total) is a "textured canvas" print, resembling the texture of the original painting. Bean uses unique tools to create texture in his paintings, such as his moon boots, core sample tube, and lunar hammer. Imprints of these artifacts can actually be seen and touched in this canvas print. The print is framed in a 35" x 27" aluminum frame. The canvases were hand signed by 24 astronauts at the induction ceremony and reunion at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida in October, 1997. The signers are Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, Walt Cunningham, Rusty Schweikart, James McDivitt, James Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, Edgar Mitchell, Fred Haise, Charles Duke, Alfred Worden, Paul Weitz, Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Bill Pogue, Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson and Tom Stafford. This includes six of the 12 moonwalkers!