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His art lives on. There is one of his big wall murals in the lobby of one of our Arizona libraries. His STS-1 patch art is wonderful. He is the reason for my passion for space.

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R.I.P.

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Robert McCall inspired my imagination to comprehend the unfolding universe with a place for human kind. God speed.

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In 1979, I was working at Johnson Space Center as a technical illustrator on a Space Shuttle systems manual. Bob was working on the "Opening the Space Frontier-The Next Giant Step" mural outside the Johnson Space Center's main auditorium. At that time, I was just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a space artist. Every few days I would go over and watch him paint and exchange a few pleasantries. Eventually, I met with Bob in Building 45 to discuss his work and he drew me a pretty elaborate sketch in a space art book featuring his work. His enthusiasm was contagious and after that meeting I decided to focus on a career in space art.

Over the years, when I have run into Bob at art shows or conferences, he has always been a perfect gentleman and inquired as to what I was working on and what techniques I employed. He and Louise were very welcoming to an artist that was just beginning to get his "brushes" wet. The field has lost one of its founding fathers.

Bob, now you are getting a close-up view of the heavens that your paintings so beautifully opened to the world.

Pat Rawlings
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While words cannot do a visual artist justice, you may be interested to read his oral history with the JSC Oral History Project.

Godspeed.

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Wasn't his last NASA piece the Neil Armstrong portrait?

Bob McCall was an inspiration to me also. Before he painted space art he had made a reputation for aircraft art - my favorite was the XB-70 Valkerie, that was used on the back of Air Force recruiters' business cards, for years after the plane was cancelled by the Air Force!

His book "World in Space" I literally wore out and had to find another.

Mr. McCall was a tall man - and I will never forget staying up all night as a reporter during an early shuttle landing and walking into the press center at NASA Dryden afterwards and it was filled with people, but as I looked to the back of the room, a head was above everyone, and it was Robert McCall painting the mural there.

Realizing who and what he was doing I just watched awhile. I was watching a master at work.

Thank you, Mr. McCall - you showed us the future!

J.M. Busby
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The day after Mr. McCall passed, I visited the NASA/Art traveling exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Naturally I was drawn to McCall's "Apollo 8 Coming Home." It was the first of his paintings I'd ever seen close-up, in-the-flesh, so to speak. I was in awe...McCall was a master of his medium. When I returned home to Denver, I dug out my treasured copies of "Eyewitness to Space" and "Our World in Space" and renewed my appreciation of his work.

It wasn't just the community of space artists who lost a giant last week.

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I met with Mr. McCall at his studio in 2001. He was wonderful to sit and listen to about his experiences and his work. It was a thrill for a new space art collector.

I wrote a short article on my blog about his work and my visit.

I was, also, recently in touch with him about the purchase of one of his works. He was a vibrant man.

He was truly the "Star" of the space art genre.

He will be missed.

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Robert McCall's art will live perpetually to inspire artists, scientist, authors, astronauts, and engineers alike - just as his drawings and paintings have inspired me from the time I was a young boy. I know his family is very proud of his achievements.

I only wish I had had the chance to meet Robert. Those that I know who have met him say he was a very kind man.

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I have been "out of commission" for the past several days, so I am just now reading this.

I was already sad, but now I am sadder. My condolences to his family and close friends. As Apollo-Soyuz noted, Mr. McCall was very receptive to autograph requests. Whenever I would send him some of my cachets, he would always send back something of his own for my collection. And always with a note.

Godspeed!

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Bob exhibited here in a nearby town just as the X-Prize was won;h e very graciously signed my original 1968 2001 movie poster - Space Station One. How sad that he - like all the greats, Asimov, Clarke, von Braun, Sagan, etc., never got into space himself.

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I'm forever grateful for the patch he created for us.

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Not a great photo, but I am glad I took it. Bob McCall is working on a painting in the press grandstand at KSC shortly before the launch of STS-1. I wasn't 'into' space art yet back then and I didn't know that he would become an inspiration for me years later.

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I was deeply saddened yesterday when I just learned that my childhood hero Robert McCall passed away 6 days ago. As an ardent admirer of him since 1971, I finally had the honor of having dinner with him and his sweet wife Louise at Spacefest 2007. I will forever treasure the memories of that evening because I was so happy to be able to tell him to his face how much his creative future artistic visions had shaped and inspired my own artistic development leading to a career as an aerospace artist for over 30 years now. Brother Bob, we both shared the same love for the future as well as the same heartfelt faith. We will eventually meet again sometime in the future on the other side of eternity.

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I always admired his work. His giant mural in the NASM is unbelievable.

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Author and historian Andrew Chaikin recorded an appreciation of space artist Bob McCall that ran on National Public Radio (NPR) this morning.

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Sally and I went up to Phoenix for Bob McCall's memorial service. They used the study for his end-of-program shuttle patch on the program book.

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Robert McCall and Chesley Bonestell gave us a glimpse of what human space exploration might eventually accomplish. For that, I think, we are all grateful. Mr. McCall was a national treasure.

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That is such a wonderful and fitting farewell patch by a great great artist. McCall's work made such an impression on me over the years. I remember seeing the "Cosmic View" when I went to the NASM the first time in 1976 and was blown away by his talent.

What an incredible artist.

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Today as we prepare to watch Discovery launch on her final flight, I find myself thinking about Bob McCall who died almost exactly one year ago today. I hope he is pleased with the work Jorge and I did on his STS-133 patch. It was an honor to be entrusted with the task.

On the patch you will notice one large gold four-pointed star just to the right of the orbiter. We placed that star in honor of Bob McCall. Opposite on the left of the orbiter are two small four-pointed gold stars representing Jorge and I. The size difference is deliberate honoring the relative contributions of the artists.


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