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Apollo 14 Celebration Event Hosts Cosmos Artwork by E. Lee Wilson Jr. at Kennedy Space Center

19 Jun 2021 8:00 PM | E Lee Wilson Jr (Administrator)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 14, the Back to Space organization hosted a gala under the massive Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center. In addition to the distinguished guests, which included celebrities and space exploration icons, the event featured the cosmos artwork of E. Lee Wilson, Jr., in association with Aldrin Art Space. The event was also a fundraiser for Back to Space, and included a silent art auction of Lee's work. Mary A Beck Patil won the bid for "Spaceship Earth 1968" which was originally created in honor of the iconic "earthrise" photo taken during Apollo 8.

Ms. Beck generously donated the painting to Back to Space, and it now hangs in the city of Jacksboro's City Hall until the Lunar Landscape Experience is completed, sometime in 2022, where it will hang in the facilities permanent art collection.

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