Charlie Duke & Gennady Padalka prints
Limited Edition. Unlimited inspiration.
Charlie Duke and Gennady Padalka are astronauts who as human beings inspired people way beyond their missions.
Since his return from the moon Charlie Duke is considered a hero – an American legacy.
But unlike his status might imply Charlie always remained the calm and modest personality, taking every opportunity to reach out a hand and inspire people - especially young people – to “Aim high”!
Building bridges among people is what Gennady Padalka is doing – no one else has spent more time in space than him.
No one else has spent so much time in space with more different nationalities
than Gennady – always seeking the common and not the differences between
cultures, nations and individual characters: in space and on earth.
Both, Charlie Duke and Gennady Padalka, remain in the spirit of their space missions – connecting and inspiring young people and future generations.
This makes them both as perfect partners for BEEN IN SPACE – reason enough to dedicate them a special hand signed portrait edition.
Both met in Stuttgart/Germany in October 2021 for a memorable photo shooting in a stunning setting at the Stuttgart Planetarium.
There might be tons of images of Charlie and Gennady but those made and arranged by one of Germany’s most prolific photographers, Klaus Mellenthin from Berlin, are special and unique.
Made exclusively for BEEN IN SPACE on first class high-end Baryt paper, no other photo
paper shows black tones so deep and nuances so fine. Wherever they are displayed – in a conference room or your private living room – they are surely a conversation starter.
BEEN IN SPACE is proud to offer you these exclusive Baryt photographs in collaboration with Klaus Mellenthin, each print is hand-signed by Charlie Duke who also numbered the edition for us. Gennady Padalka graciously signed the “crew-photo” as well.
Available as a triptych or individual portrait.