49x90 cm, acrylic on canvas
Interesting approach to the concept of a suborbital tourism. Unique spacecraft SpaceShipTwo separates from twin-fuselage mother ship WhiteKnightTwo, takes run by the rocket engine in the back and reaches space. There, at altitude more than 100 km, lucky passengers can enjoy zero-g and watch a mind-blowing view of home planet for several minutes. Then spaceship makes a soft re-entry and come back to the one of the most beautifully designed spaceports — Spaceport of America.
Despite its turbulent history, the project keeps going. Extravagant Richard Branson is confident about success!
This painting is a part of the “Way to ZERO-G” art project, created with my co-athour Alexey Mazur, mathematician, rocket engineer and 3D artist. Click here to see the “making of” it and explore the project!
This painting was shown at the following exhibitions:
February 2018 — exhibition at the Novosibirsk Planetarium, Novosibirsk
November 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G at Planetarium №1, St. Petersburg
July–August 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G at the creative cluster ARTMUZA, St. Petersburg
April 2017 — exhibition Way to Zero-G dedicated to Cosmonautics Day at the Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg