Space and Art: Connecting Two Creative Endeavors

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U.S.  aspirations  for  continued  leadership  in  space  will  require  drawing  from  all  sources  of  human creativity and inspiration. One important source is art, which can connect people and engage  them  in  technological  progress  and  scientific  discovery.  Art  and  space  have connections  going  back  to  the  early  days  of  the  space  race.  Creating  art  about  space,  for  space,  or  even  in  space  has  helped propel  both  fields  forward.  This  paper  highlights  the  intersections between space and art—including some surprising ones—to demonstrate how art can be woven into U.S. space efforts for mutually beneficial outcomes.

 

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