From the first American in space to the last flight of an Apollo aircraft, 24 Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab & Apollo-Soyuz astronauts signed Reaching for the Stars making it a significant historical document. This canvas is an exact 3-D replica of the painting by Apollo 12
Moonwalker Alan Bean. As a single document, Reaching for the Stars is one of the most fascinating and important records of the exploration of space you could possibly own.
“Reaching for the Stars” was created for the rotunda of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame as an inspirational mural. In his work of art, you can actually feel and see the vestiges of lunar exploration. Just as with his original, your canvas features Alan Bean’s trademark ‘moonprints’ of authentic lunar boots, impressions from a core tube-bit used to collect lunar soil samples and marks from a hammer used to drive the staff of the American flag into the Moon’s surface.
Meticulously produced over a five months period, this textured canvas faithfully recreates the look and feel of the original painting, including the artist’s brush strokes, using a state-of-the-art combination of technological, artistic and craftsmanship skills. No other
reproduction process compares in quality and value.
The resulting fine art canvas is as close as you will come to owning the original work of art.
34¼" x 27¼"
Available in the following editions
TexturedGiclée on canvas
Signed by twenty four astronauts
Buzz Aldrin (Gemini 12 & Apollo 11)
Alan L. Bean (Apollo 12 & Skylab 3)
M. ScottCarpenter (Mercury 7)
Gerald P. Carr (Skylab 4)
Charles "Pete" Conrad (Gemini 5 & 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 3)
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Mercury 9)
Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7)
Charles M. Duke, Jr. (Apollo 16)
Owen K. Garriott (Skylab 3)
Edward G. Gibson (Skylab 4)
John H. Glenn, Jr. (Mercury 6)
Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (Gemini 11 & Apollo 12)
Fred W. Haise, Jr. (Apollo 13)
James A. Lovell (Gemini 12 & Apollo 8 & Apollo 13)
Jack R. Lousma (Skylab 3)
James A. McDivitt (Gemini 4 & Apollo 9)
Edgar D. Mitchell (Apollo 14)
William R. Pogue (Skylab 4)
Walter M Schirra, Jr. (Gemini 6, Mercury 9, Apollo 7)
Russell L. Schweickart (Apollo 9)
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (Mercury 3 & Apollo 14)
Thomas P. Stafford (Gemini 6, 9, Apollo 10 & Apollo-Soyuz)
Paul J. Weitz (Skylab 2)
Alfred M. Worden (Apollo 15)
Note: The canvas is supplied mounted on a stretcher frame as standard, but it is also available rolled. If you prefer this option please type 'Rolled' in the addittional comments section of our order form at checkout, or specify when calling us.