This is a replica of the fallen astronaut statue made by Belgian artist, Paul Van Hoeydonck, to commemorate the fourteen U.S. astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died previous to the flight of Apollo 15 in 1971. The original statue, along with a plaque listing the names of the lost space travelers, was placed on the Moon by the Apollo 15 astronauts in August 1971.
Image Number: WEB13284-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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