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Men From The Planet Earth by markkarvon Men From The Planet Earth by markkarvon
On July 20, 1969 men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. They came in peace for all mankind.

After several Apollo missions to test the harware, navigation and maneuvers required for a lunar landing, the crew of Apollo 11 became the first to accomplish the goal.

The Apollo Lunar Module was the first true spaceship designed and flown by man. It could only operate in the vacuum of space. It not only served to ferry two men to and from the surface of the moon it also served as their temporary home for up to three days on later missions. In all, six Apollo missions landed on the moon.
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The-Master-Mason Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist
God Bless Grumman for creating the only part of the Apollo program that didn't fall when it was needed.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Houston, the Eagle has landed.

"That's one small step for Man. One giant leap for mankind."

It is sad that the last few great pioneers are now dead. RIP Crews of Apollo, Gemini, Mercury.
SURELY, you had THE RIGHT STUFF.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're not all dead. In fact, most of them are still alive as of this date. They are getting older though...
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is excellent. I remember watching Apollo 11 live when it happened.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I reneber the Apollo missions too. It was exciting times.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"remember"
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Eemsey Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've always loved the Lunar Module's design. Its geometric panels and colorful matte and shiny contrasts... really are quite a visual feast to an artist interested in such things. I like this a lot, very beautiful work.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I have always been fascinated with the machines that got men to the moon.
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SOTF Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
RIP Neil Armstrong. He and his fellow astronauts left a legacy that will always be remembered as long as humans continue to record history.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Watch the film, "The Right Stuff", and remember even more vividly.
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Fuller1754 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Can people buy prints of this and your other images?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Prints of all my work are available at my website: www.markkarvon.com
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Check out'Rocket Men',on audio books -by Craig Nelson,good stuff on the US Space program and the Apollo program
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Fuller1754 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Yeah, great book.
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Timberwolf581 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I still miss Neil. :sniff:
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Meema Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a fine moment, although a little discouraging that we've never been back.
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LordReserei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People just aren't enthusiastic about space exploration anymore. But I hope that changes when Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy reboots Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson as the host.
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Timewalker2000 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
These were the best of times.
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The-Master-Mason Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
Such a marvelous machine. Not one ever malfunctioned and it showed its true ability in the Apollo 13 incident. Gotta love Grumman.
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Explorer793 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
"the first true spaceship designed and flown by man." Very true statement, in regards to it being the first spacecraft to land us, literally, on another world. It still gets to me that in the later missions they spent up to days of being on the moon; I mean, what an other worldly experience that would be! Such an honor it must have been for all those who participated in the greatest venture civilization has ever known, being fortunate enough to be the leading generation of that time period. I can only hope I'll live through, and maybe even be involved in, the time when we take our next giant leap for Mars.
Btw, I absolutely love how you did Earth in this, cause that's about the exact size it is in the footage. Plus with the black emptiness of space, no stars once so ever, love it (anyone with a decent scientific, or just logical, understanding should know why).
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't you see stars on the Lunar surface? My best guess that it might be too bright
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!! I wish the govt. didn't dismantle the space program so much. Growing up in the early 70s we thought "Space was the Place" and there'd be colonies on the moon... what happened? More $$$ from HDTV and 4G Smart Phones I guess.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Featured [link] :heart:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
NP :)
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ThrillCosby Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
the thought of space captivates and terrifies me at the same time, very brave men.
this is awesome :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful LEM! Man, what a sight this would have been.... assuming I had the right clothes ;p
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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ByteStudio Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Fabulous work Mark!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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GalacticMuhrine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Another insta-fave.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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danyboz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"A small step for man... a great job from you!" ;)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
WOW, Thanks Mark for the look back to a more interesting time in the U.S. Space program.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jim.
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your welcome Mark.
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Another great reminder of the days when we were literally on top of the world. Those were amazing days. I used to try to think of how I would feel if I were there, mostly excited yet maybe a little fearful that if anything went wrong, there could be no timely rescue, and this was one of the critical moments in the mission. But I would have taken that chance!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I built many cardboard box spaceships when I was a kid. I too dreamed of flying in space. A trip to the moon would be the ultimate adventure.
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Large cardboard boxes! When I was a kid we lived near a store and bulk toilet paper came in huge cardboard boxes, big enough for a little kid or two. The store didn't seem to mind that we would take one every now and then before it got flattened. My friends and I made lots of different things, houses, garages (we fixed trikes and little red wagons), railroad locomotive cabs and spaceships. Cut portholes or windows, draw stuff on the inside walls. Those bulk toilet paper boxes took us to many places. I wonder if kids still do that. Probably can't get the boxes like we did. Great fun! :tp:
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Natterhorn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Amazing!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Unstung Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique angle!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I try to portray many of my scenes from a unique perspective which could not have been photographed.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Excellent work, Sir.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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