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From Bibliodyssey:

“In March 1962, James Webb, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, suggested that artists be enlisted to document the historic effort to send the first human beings to the moon. John Walker, director of the National Gallery of Art, was among those who applauded the idea, urging that artists be encouraged “…not only to record the physical appearance of the strange new world which space technology is creating, but to edit, select and probe for the inner meaning and emotional impact of events which may change the destiny of our race.
[From the Eyewitness to Space Collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum]”

More images here:http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.ca/2012/06/space-age-art.html

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