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In this black-and-white photo, a man in a white shirt and dark tie uses an airbrush to paint on a large model that looks like the surface of the Moon. A crater is in the foreground, emphasizing the large size of the Moon model.

Navigating the Moon with Art

Artists used paintbrushes and airbrushes to recreate the lunar surface on each of the four models comprising the LOLA simulator. Project LOLA or Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach was a simulator built at Langley to study problems related to landing on the lunar surface.

Image Credit: NASA

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