Des Moines, IA
Michael Najjar is an artist and Virgin Galactic Pioneer Astronaut with plans to travel into space with Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo in the near future. Since 2012, Najjar has been through a grueling, multi-stage training in Star City, Russia as one of the pioneer astronauts. Najjar’s photos and videos incorporate documentation of the actual training experience—centrifuge spins, zero-g flight, underwater space walks, and stratosphere flight—but they ultimately blur the lines between reality and fiction. Three videos will be featured by Najjar: spacewalk (2013), equilibrium (2013), and skyfall (2015).
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
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