With China landing a mission on the moon, interest in our lunar dependent has returned. So did you know that there is a piece of art on the moon? A scuplture, dedicated to fallen astronauts, to be exact!
Read the story about how what started off as a basic art project turned into a tale of rivalry and quest for fame and money interspersed with a Congressional inquiry. The artist was Belgian. Somewhere in the narrative, this gem emerges:
Surprisingly, [the artist's] foreign nationality was not an issue. (“The astronauts told me that when they met Nixon later he asked them, ‘The artist—he’s a Democrat?’ They said, ‘No, he’s Belgian,’ and he said, ‘OK.’ ”)