Created by Judd Nelson. Made in 1984 out of bronze.
"Creating the first heroic image of a man in the state of non-gravity," was the artist's intent in replicating a virtually weightless astronaut. Even though the sculpture looks light and as if the astronaut were floating, the actual weight of the piece is over 600 pounds. Nelson used texture and color to make all the metal look like rough cloth, glass, leather, and plastic.