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SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 06-09-2012 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a bit of a "Hail Mary," but I figure that if anyone knows the answer it will be someone on this forum.

In the lobby of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center is a large painting depicting various launches. The artist's signature looks something like "Al Stadt" but we can't make it out.

The legend was that Robert McCall painted it, but we're told it wasn't McCall.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-09-2012 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it helps, here's a photo of the mural:

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 06-11-2012 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks ... We have a lead that it was donated to the LCC by United Space Alliance.

KSCartist
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posted 06-11-2012 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember seeing this mural on display at the KSCVC during visits in 1983 and 1988.

garymilgrom
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posted 06-11-2012 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find it odd that the Lunar Module is missing from this mural. That spacecraft was a big part of what got us to the moon, and it's admired by many.

Indeed some people say it's the only true manned spacecraft (that is, designed to work only in a vacuum) ever designed.

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-11-2012 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Technically, there IS a LM in the mural, you just can't see it because it is inside the Saturn V's S-IVB adaptor (unless it is Apollo 8 being represented).

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 06-11-2012 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once the LCC tours start, I'll try to take a photo of the artist's signature and see if anyone recognizes it.

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