March 25, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Floating ominously inside the Apexart gallery is a massive, crinkly, mirrored balloon. It is a reconstructed version of NASA’s 1958 “Beacon Inflatable Satellite,” an early “sateloon” prototype that marked the beginnings of human space exploration. The Beacon was a preliminary model for Echo 1, a much larger version launched by NASA in 1960 that was […]

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