Vaisseaux Spatiaux

Last year Ron Miller’s excellent book ‘Spaceships’ was published by Smithsonian Books. Rather to my surprise, the publishers of the French edition chose a different jacket/cover from the well-known Bonestell painting of a ‘ferry rocket’ going into orbit; instead they used my 1956 painting of a ferry rocket blasting off. This is without doubt the ‘oldest’ work of mine to be used on a modern cover — 60 years on!!

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David A. Hardy

Former President and currently European Vice President of the IAAA. Art first published in 1952, freelance since 1965. Writer, editor and designer of 'Visions of Space', 1989. Other major books: 'Hardyware', 2001, Futures: 50 Years in Space (with Sir Patrick Moore) 2004, etc., etc. See: http://www.astroart.org/#!hardy-profile/c1a9q

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