|Alex Panchenko of USSR-AirSpace.com has forwarded news that he is now offering a series of prints (limited to 500 each) that are of the artwork of five-time cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov. A set of these prints, which depict Dzhanibekov's life and work aboard Salyut 7, were recently hung inside the International Space Station. |
Seven of these prints together tell the story of the hard and dangerous work conducted by Dzhanibekov and his Soyuz T-13 crewmate Viktor Savinykh (and are as well signed by both) repairing the crippled Salyut 7 station after eight months of power-less vacancy. The two entered the all-but-dead outpost after performing a risky manual docking to discover a frozen, almost unbreathable atmopshere. Several days work, including a five hour spacewalk were necessary to bring Salyut 7 back to a condition that it could support a crew.
For more information, see this page on USSR-AirSpace.com.
The eighth print captures a milestone on Dzhanibekov's earlier Soyuz T-12 mission to Salyut 7: the first EVA by a woman, namely Svetlana Savitskaya. The art depicts Savitskaya working on a welding experiment outside the station, set against the curvature of the Earth below.
For more information about this print, see this page on USSR-AirSpace.com.
Each print measure 11.5 by 16 inches. They are available for order now.