Presentation of "Fallen Astronaut" Sculpture Replica to NASM

ID: SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-4345]

Creator: Farrar, Richard

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1972

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-4345

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Presentation of replica of "Fallen Astronaut," a minituare aluminum sculpture made by Paul van Hoeydonck (at right and far right) to Michael Collins, Director of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The original sculpture was taken on the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon and left there along with a plaque honoring the 14 American and Soviet space travelers who had died to that point in service to human spaceflight.


  • Collins, Michael 1930-
  • Hoeydonck, Paul van 1925-
  • Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division
  • National Air and Space Museum


  • Digital contact sheet available.
  • Requested from Photographic Services Division by National Air and Space Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-4345

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1972
  • April 11, 1972

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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-4345]

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