Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All Drawn Out - Women Astronauts/Cosmonauts, Illustrated

Philip J. Bond, an illustrator, did a series from 2009 illustrating various women astronauts and cosmonauts in the history of the space age. These illustrations span from the USSR's first woman in space on Vostok 6, Valentina Tereshkova (pictured IRL in 1963, above) to NASA's first female African-American astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison, and beyond. The drawings not only illuminate the female presence in the space race and astronautical engineering in general, but are also pretty darn cute.

Check out his photostream on his Flickr Web site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetbond/sets/72157612379863486/