In conjunction with my Art
of Apollo page, it gives me great pleasure to present the incredible
computer genetrated images (CGI)
of Mr. John Ortmann.
All images on this page Copyright
2007 by Mr. John Ortmann
You can see some more of John O's work at the Accurate
Models web site, where his work is
being used to help develop unbelievable scale models
of real spacecraft
Apollo Command & Service Module (CSM)
Above: first 3 images are CGI of an Apollo Block
II CSM as configured during most of the
program, up to Apollo 14. After Apollo 14, the
3 remaining J-series missions featured the
SIM Bay housed in the Service
Module, as seen at right. The photo at right is provided to
compare it to the 3rd CG image.
Apollo Command & Service Module (CSM) and
Above: CGI of an Apollo Block II CSM docked to the
Lunar Module (LM)
John O always liked LM-5 "Eagle", shown here. The
then be #107 "Columbia", both from the Apollo 11 mission.
Apollo Lunar Module
Shown here: the Ascent Stage in lunar orbit
Eagle after undocking. The middle image was
adapted from the actual
photo, NASA ID AS11-44-6574, shown to the right for comparison.
In order to better understand the incredibly complex
motions of the numerous parts
involved in deploying and locking down the landing legs
on the LM Descent
Stage, John O developed the CG images shown above.
This is LM "Version 2". AWESOME!!!!!!!!
A fully computer generated scene at Tranquility Base.
July 20, 1969
Click on image above for full size picture.
And, lastly, John O's most recent work - a Gemini
astronaut in CGI
Also, check out Don
McMillan's CG Lunar Rover web site
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