This artwork completed 2001.
This painting depicts the maiden launch of the world's first space shuttle mission:
April 12, 1981
07:00 am est
Cape Canaveral, Florida
*please note -
This piece was painted in 2001, before the Columbia tragedy.
"Throttle Up" is solemnly dedicated to that final, and awe-inspiring crew of Columbia:
• Rick D. Husband, Commander
• William C. McCool, Pilot
• Michael P. Anderson, Payload Commander
• David M. Brown, Mission Specialist 1
• Kalpana Chawla, Mission Specialist 2
• Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Mission Specialist 4
• Ilan Ramon, Payload Specialist 1
© 2001 Original Sean Connolly Oil Painting