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The Strange Story Of the Sculpture On the Moon 132

Posted by timothy
from the cheese-cutters-for-michaelangelo dept.
braindrainbahrain writes "Slate magazine has written a story about the only work of art placed on the Moon: the Fallen Astronaut sculpture. It was placed on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission to commemorate both American and Soviet deceased astronauts. The little statue, rather than bringing fame and fortune, ended up being nearly forgotten, and got both Apollo astronaut David Scott and Belgian sculptor Van Hoeydonck in hot water with the U.S. government."
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The Strange Story Of the Sculpture On the Moon

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  • Re:News? (Score:4, Informative)

    by platypussrex (594064) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @11:52AM (#45811845)
    From TFA: "Now, after years of obscurity, Fallen Astronaut is making an unexpected comeback. Four decades after van Hoeydonck’s private meeting with the Smithsonian’s director, the Smithsonian invited the artist and his most famous sculpture out into the public for an absurdly belated lecture on Dec. 12 at the National Air and Space Museum"

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