Fluxface in Space - Launch of Discovery STS-133

Phase One of Fluxface in Space was launched today, February 24, 2011 at 4:53 P.M. EST.

Mission STS-133 schedule:
Launch: February 24, 2011 at 4:53 P.M. EST.
Rendezvous with the International Space Station: February 26, 2011 at 2:14 P.M. EST.
Return landing: March 9, 2011 at 11:57 A.M. EST.

Congratulations to all the artists whose artwork was in orbit!

The Fluxface in Space Project, Phase One, on board the Discovery Space Shuttle STS-133 completed 202 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,304,140 miles. From launch to landing the mission elapsed time was 12 days, 19 hours, four minutes and 50 seconds.

 Unfortunately the videos are no longer available thru NASA links

Launch Video

Video: NASA TV

Landing Video

Video: NASA TV


Fluxface in Space Exhibited in Chicago

As a part of Fluxfest Chicago at the Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago, Fluxface in Space including all the images of art and the images of the artists' self portraits was exhibited on a music stand in the performance area.
All participants may add a line to their exhibition resumes:

Group Exhibition
Fluxface in Space at Fluxfest Chicago 2011 - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago -  Chicago Illinois

Cecil Touchon, Director
The Fluxmuseum


All Systems Go for STS-133. We Hope!!!

Good news! After months of delays, Space Shuttle Mission STS-133 is scheduled to launch on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM, EST from the Kennedy Space Center, FL - USA.

Let's hope for a spectacular lift-off and a safe return. In addition to carrying a large portion of our Fluxface in Space images, the Space Shuttle Discovery will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-4 (ELC-4), a Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and critical spare components to the International Space Station.

Update: The final mission STS-134 is scheduled for late April 2011. The actual date is uncertain at this time.

For those who haven't heard, the commander of this final Shuttle Mission, STS-134, will be Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was seriously wounded by a gunman on January 8, 2011 in an assassination attempt. Gabrielle is making a remarkable recovery and it is hoped she will be attending the launch ceremony.

Gary A. Bibb