Here’s #9 of my Digital Media Studies Master’s Project. The Galileo probe was actually carried into orbit by the space shuttle before heading out to Jupiter, where it released a probe into the atmosphere of the gas giant and then went on to study the Jovian system for almost 8 years. Before it actually arrived at Jupiter, it even observed the 1994 collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into the planet itself — something I remember reading about in the newspaper when I was in high school.
One interesting fact is that the main antenna on the spacecraft failed to fully deploy. Engineers suspected that one side of the “spines” that formed the antenna’s structure got stuck. I tried to depict that here, although I’m not sure I was very successful.
I feel like the quality of these pieces is starting to decline with each that I do. My original plan had been to do 10-12 pieces, and having to do more (as directed by my professor) ironically makes each one not quite as solid, in my humble opinion. I feel like I’m having to rush through them, since time is getting short.