Fallen Astronaut

Fallen Astronaut


The Fallen Astronaut lies face down on the dusty bedrock of the moon. Even with a plaque embedded in the regolith nearby, the armless, 8.5-cm tin figure resembles a forsaken toy. 

In a way, it is a relic of another time. American astronaut Dave Scott snuck the creation of Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck on board the Apollo 15 and then left it at Hadley Rille, a northern region of the moon and the destination of one of NASA’s most dangerous missions. Scott dedicated “The...


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