Space Art Limited Edition Prints
by Kim Poor
Wearing an MMU (Manned Maneuvering Unit) enables astronauts to fly freely in space. In the "Attitude Hold" mode (that's 'Attitude', not 'Altitude'), the unit sets its gyroscopes and maintains a fixed position in space, firing its thrusters to compensate for any movement of the wearer.
This feature is handy for working on satellites, or for enjoying the view over the Gulf of Mexico, as seen here. The city of Houston can be seen on the Texas coastline, along with Brownsville (near the astronaut's feet), Corpus Christi and Austin.
The signed and numbered limited edition is sold out, but you can buy this unsigned copy, that is the same size and quality. These are the over-run, extra copies that were printed at the same time, in case they were needed. Actual image size is 18x23.
We also offer a FRAMED MINIATURE.
This print is in the collections of several of the astronauts who actually flew the MMU in space.
"You should know that your "Attitude Hold" print occupies a place of great honor in our new offices. The relaxed EVA scene greets me everyday and I love it!"
--Joe Allen, astronaut STS-5, STS-51-A