ASTP | Apollo-Soyuz Test Project by Bryan Bromstrup

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Artist Statement

"In July of 1975 the end of the Space Race was marked by the meeting of United States astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts met in space. This project involved docking of an Apollo Command Service Module with a Soviet Soyuz 19. Represented here by two spacemen sharing a look to the future of space exploration and more joint ventures to come. The ASTP mission was the last manned US mission until April 1981, when Space Shuttle Columbia made its maiden voyage. It also marked the only space flight for Deke Slayton, who was selected as an original Mercury Seven astronaut but later grounded for medical reasons. At the time of this flight, he became the oldest person to fly in space." - Bryan Bromstrup

Oil painting runs deep in Bryan\'s family, going back multiple generations. After many years of suggestions to take up the pursuit, he gave it a try in January 2013. After his first year painting, he loves it and continues to expand his perspectives with oil techniques and photography.

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.