Space Horizons

Venera 9 by Chris Adams

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Artist Statement

"Russia has a proud history of space exploration, much like the United States of America. In the 60's and 70's the USSR sent more than a dozen probes to flyby and land on Venus while competing with the Americans to put a man on the Moon. Venera 9 was launched on June 8, 1975 and consisted of an orbiter and a lander. The orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images from the surface of another planet. I think it is this imagery that is important to us as human beings. We can calculate and measure but we really want is to see and feel." - Chris Adams

I'm a graphic designer and space nerd who runs from Lexington, KY. I'm passionate about exploring the intersection of art and science.

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.