New Era in Space
30" x 40" oil (1995)
Orbital ATK


Flanked by huge solar arrays, Discovery prepares to dock with the International Space Station nearly 220 miles nautical above the earth. The space station, resulting from an international cooperative effort unparalleled in history, provides a platform for research that will expand mankind's knowledge of Earth and the universe. Thiokol's reusable solid rocket motors furnish 80 percent of the boost thrust needed by the shuttle to deliver the station's modules to orbit.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 1995 timeframe.


Many of the Orbital ATK paintings are available as high quality prints through Orbital ATK, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives. Reproduced with permission of Orbital ATK. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden.