The stated vision of NASA is “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.”
Mars in 3D is a 32-minute documentary film featuring mankind’s earliest images from the surface of Mars, captured by NASA’s Viking landers between 1976 and 1979. Mars in 3D is now remastered in high definition.
Paul Calle was one of the first artists chosen to be a member of the NASA Space Art Program. Unlike most artists who focus on paintings or drawings, Calle also created paintings for postage stamps that would record and pay homage to NASA missions.
The mission of the SETI Institute’s Artist in Residence Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary artistic expression in order to explore and illuminate the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.
Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is an organization that seeks to foster understanding and goodwill across national and cultural boundaries by creating relationships through astronomy. Astronomers Without Borders projects promote sharing -- sharing resources, sharing knowledge, sharing inspiration -- all through a common interest in something basic and universal: sharing the sky.
New York-based composer, conductor and technologist, is recognized internationally as a specialist in telematic music for her work with large contemporary ensembles. Telematic art and music challenges the traditional relationship between active and passive viewing, and emphasizes creative interaction.
One space artist, Scott Listfield, has sought to bring the image of the astronaut back to Planet Earth. He has become known for his paintings that feature "a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references."
Originally located at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratories during the 1960s, CCRMA was established as a place where researchers and composers could work together to create computer-based technology and digital audio, and has since developed into an innovative multimedia platform that represents the convergence of music and technology.
Artist Timothy Gagnon, eager to contribute to the space program, submitted many designs for mission patches over twenty years without having any accepted. With the encouragement of his hero, Robert McCall, he persevered, and eventually his designs were accepted and used.
Dan Goods wants you to experience something beautiful, meaningful and profound. He wants to alter your way of observing the world. Dan Goods is a Visual Strategist for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles. He conceives new ways of communicating ideas, thoughts and mission discoveries visually, in a beautiful and seamless fashion.
The NASA ArtSpace team had the pleasure of meeting Ric Stultz and seeing some of his original work up close. Ric came to the NASA Ames campus in June 2011 for the thing artists look for most: inspiration.
Since its inception in 1994, the NASA Space Settlement Contest has given thousands of students the opportunity to conceive their own space settlement design, using their skills in art, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Although NASA’s mission control room was packed with dozens of rocket scientists during the landing of the Mars Curiosity rover, no one made a bigger impression on live-television viewers than flight engineer Bobak Ferdowsi. The 32-year-old Oakland native has become the star of NASA’s mission coverage, becoming an overnight internet sensation.
Many of the Astronauts who have voyaged into space have not just contributed to scientific research but have also made works of art to showcase their experiences. These artists have helped to bridge the gap between space science and space art, in addition to growing the field of space art itself.
Frank Pietronigro was the first American artist to create 'drift paintings,’ a form of space art in which the artist floats, weightless, in a zero gravity, three-dimensional environment while painting.