Purdue Galleries invited three artists to find inspiration in Purdue’s Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives. Their challenge was to bring art, engineering, and science together to imagine new horizons informed by archival documents and artifacts contained in the Neil A. Armstrong Papers and the papers of other astronauts and engineers. This exhibition is a collaboration with Purdue University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Erika Kwam, Visitor Services & Program Coordinator about the exhibit that opens Monday, March 25th in the Ringel Gallery.
It’s been nearly a year and a half since NASA ended the Space Shuttle program. The craft was the most visible symbol of the administration for those not old enough to remember the moon landings. Now, officials are trying to capture the attention of young explorers and scientists in other ways.
Astronaut and Purdue alumnus Dr. David Wolf says one example is highlighting the research conducted on the International Space Station.
The first is a small patch of space, way, way out in the universe, remote from everything, with nothing in it, no stars, no planets, no bits of dust, no debris, no atoms, not even one. It's as empty as empty can be.