NSS Forum October 27: Space Artist James Vaughan

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The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT

From Fashion to Space: An Artist’s Adventures
A Conversation with James Vaughan

James Vaughan and Rod Pyle

Join us for the special conversation with James Vaughan, aerospace illustrator and primary cover artist for Ad Astra magazine. Ad Astra Editor-in-Chief Rod Pyle will sit down to talk with Jim about his stunning work in illustrating the future of spaceflight, his career in Chicago’s advertising and fashion industries, and what makes some of his landmark works stand out in a crowded field–and why everyone from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to Lockheed Martin, to the NSS have engaged him to communicate their vision. Don’t miss this informative and fun space forum with one of the most prominent space artists of today.

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James Vaughan (jamesvaughanphoto.com) was born in 1955 and grew-up in picturesque small town in Ohio. His father was head of research for nearby major corporation. His mother was an artist and poet. His interest in history and politics eventually led him to Chicago and a degree in journalism and photography. After several years adventures as a photojournalist his focus shifted to studio commercial and fashion work.

Vaughan spent the next twenty-five years as respected force in Chicago’s advertising industry. Now James Vaughan has returned to his small-town roots where he maintains studio facilities and does aerospace illustrative work for clients around the world. “This is the most important time for my work. Away from the demands and distraction of the big city I can be even more creative.” he says.

Rod Pyle is an author, journalist, television producer, and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra magazine. He has written 20 nonfiction books on space history, exploration, and development, as well as 20th-century history. Titles include Space 2.0, Innovation the NASA Way, Blueprint for a Battlestar, Amazing Stories of the Space Age, First on the Moon, and Destination Mars. His most recent book is Technology Highlights for NASA’s JPL.

He has written extensively for JPL, Caltech, WIRED, Popular Science, Space.com, LiveScience, the World Economic Forum and the Library of Congress. Pyle hosts the This Week in Space podcast on the TWiT network and anchors a weekly segment on national radio. He has produced, directed, and written for The History Channel and Discovery Networks and recently acted as a consulting producer for National Geographic TV and Disney+ for the feature projects Apollo 11 and The Real Right Stuff. Pyle is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and Stanford University.

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