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5 artists who’ve sent their work into outer space

Now that street artist Shepard Fairey has designed a mission patch that will travel to the International Space Station, will other artists be drawn to this extraterrestrial exhibition opportunity? Fairey created the neon blue and green patch with Fiction, the design firm contracted for the patch for the ARK1 research mission of the nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) that will launch into the stars later this year. All space missions have had patches, going back to military traditions, and NASA’s space program in particular is an interesting one to look at. Sometimes the collaborations between an artist and crew resulted in some sweet sci-fi success, and some were just galactic failures.

Apollo 11 Mission Patch (via NASA)

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