“At one point in my life I worked on ocean going vessels and I had the unique opportunity to jump from a barge into the middle of the Pacific Ocean – literally thousands of miles from any land. When I plunged into the water my mind was immediately hit by a the vastness of where I was in that moment: a solitary speck whose legs were dangling thousands of feet above an unknown abyss and thousands of miles from anything above the ocean’s surface. I was overwhelmed. I was literally, and figuratively, groundless. There was a sense of flying, excitement, loneliness, and an unnerving fear that is very complicated to explain. I compare that moment with the first human to ever “walk” in space and I can only imagine what his experience was like. An incredible human experience, to be strapped to the familiar by only a tether. This is primarily what I was trying to capture with this design: the vastness of space, the smallness of man, and the weirdness that Alexey Leonov must have felt to be floating in an infinitely growing vacuum. I also highly recommend reading about this mission as the two cosmonauts had one hell of an adventure." - Duke
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.