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Paul Calle, one of the first eight artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the American space program and the designer of the U.S. Postal Service's 1969 "First Man on the Moon" stamp, died early this morning, according to his son Chris. He was 82.

A brief biography of Calle, as adapted from his website.

In a career that spanned more than 40 years, space artist Paul Calle covered Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle missions.

He was the only artist present with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on the morning of July 16, 1969 as they prepared for their historic launch to the moon.

His sketches of the Apollo 11 crew breakfast and Suiting Up stand as a visual record of the activities of the morning of July 16, 1969.

Perhaps one of Calle's most well known space paintings is the 10ยข 1969 "First Man on the Moon" stamp design for the U.S. Postal Service. This iconic image of Armstrong stepping on the surface of the Moon is remembered worldwide.

The engraved plates for the stamp were carried to the moon's surface by the Apollo 11 astronauts.

In 1994, for the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Calle and his son Chris jointly designed two U.S. stamps commemorating the event.

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Paul will be missed. We have lost two giants in the space art world this year.

While there is great sadness in his passing, Paul has left us Chris Calle, an extremely talented artist to carry on the family artistic tradition.

Space Art Tribute: Stepping on the Moon with Paul & Chris Calle

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Larry McGlynn
A Tribute to Apollo
www.apollotribute.blogspot.com

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I was so saddened to read this. Paul Calle was one of the best and an inspiration to those of us who love to create art.

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Very sorry to hear this sad news. An extremely talented artist with an assured legacy, coming at a time when the space art contributions of the Calle family are being considered to represent the entire United States.

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Chris - My condolences to you and your family over the loss of your father. He will continue to live on through his artwork...and through the art you create.

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I am glad that I was fortunate to have met Paul in 2007 at Spacefest. What a kind man and such an awesome artist. He will be greatly missed by all!

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I will always cherish meeting Paul and spending an evening with him and Chris last year. I found Paul to be an engaging, thoughtful, humorous, and humble man.

Paul Calle touched so many lives with his artwork ... we all will miss him dearly.

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What a super guy to talk to and be around.

Chris, our hearts ache for you and your family as you grieve for your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Chris, my thoughts are with you and your family. It was very much an honor to have met your dad.

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