This contemporary painting was created by using an airbrush to paint the background details then a watercolor gouache to paint the Space Shuttle Endeavour. It has lots of fine detail. The painting has no foxing, water damage or tears. The painting measures about 19 inches wide and 14-1/2 inches tall. The original wood frame measures 31 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. I left the original paper on the back.. If you would like new paper please let me know before you order and I will change it before shipping. Painting is signed lower right corner, 'J. Hitch.' I do not know anything about this artist. Sorry about the reflections it was very difficult to get pictures without them . The picture frame is square and not a tetragon as pictures depict.
Space Shuttle Endeavour is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011.
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.
The United States Congress authorized the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in 1986 when it broke up 73 seconds after launch. Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two shuttles for the price of one on cost grounds.
J. Hitch, Watercolor and Airbrush Painting Works on Paper, Signed by Artist Portrait of Space Shuttle Endeavour Original