Apollo in Tsiolkovsky

This painting depicts a hypothetical visit by an Apollo crew to the Lunar farside crater Tsiolkovsky. The crew explores a medium sized crater north of the central peaks visible in the left half of the image. Near the top right is the far wall of the crater with the large Mare surface of the crater between the foreground and the far wall. While the CDR is standing on the crater rim in the foreground, the LMP is visible next to the rover. Presumably the high gain antenna on the rover is pointed at a lunar communications satellite that will relay voice and TV signals to Earth.

The painting was completed on December 21, 2003. It is a 20 by 24 inch acrylic on canvas board.

Last update: December 21, 2003