Mission Accomplished

Congratulations to all the participants of Fluxface in Space.

After nearly a year of planning and delays, our mission of organizing and presenting an exhibit in orbit has been accomplished with the landing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134. Both phases of the project have been completed.

Well done - we did it! If you would like to host an exhibition of the photo documentation of the Fluxface in Space project, please contact Cecil Touchon at the Fluxmuseum.
email: cecil_touchon@fluxmuseum.org

Thank you to all who came along on the journey and to those at NASA who made it possible.

Gary, Cecil and Angela


Fluxface in Space - Launch of Endeavour STS-134

Phase Two of Fluxface in Space was launched today, May 16, 2011 at 8:56 A.M. EDT.

Mission STS-134 schedule:
Launch: May 16, 2011 at 8:56 A.M. EDT.
Rendezvous with the International Space Station: May 18, 2011 at 6:14 A.M. EDT.
Return landing: June 1, 2011 at 2:34 A.M. EDT.

Congratulations to the artists who had their artwork on board STS-134.

The Fluxface in Space Project, Phase Two, on board the Endeavour Space Shuttle STS-134 flew 6.51 million miles in 248 orbits over 15 days, 17 hours and 39 minutes.

Unfortunately the videos are no longer available thru NASA links

Launch Video

Video: NASA TV

Landing Video

Video: NASA TV


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


Fluxface in Space - Exhibition Book

The Fluxface in Space exhibition book is now available for purchase online: www.lulu.com/product/paperback/fluxface-in-space/12554445

Please order copies for yourself, family, friends, libraries, etc.


FiS at the Ft. Worth Art Center

The Fluxmuseum presents Fluxface in Space
Oct 8 - 30, 2010
Fort Worth Community Art Center
Fort Worth, TX
photo: Fluxmuseum


FiS at the Kennedy Space Center

A brief presentation of Fluxface in Space took place on Sept. 13, 2010 at the Kennedy Space Center - Merritt Island, FL (USA). Participating artist, Ginny Lloyd made the arrangements.

Fluxface in Space arrives at the Kennedy Space Center.

Please note: Fluxmuseum Director, Cecil Touchon, compiled a portfolio containing printed images of all the entries. For safety and security purposes (damage or loss) this folio was sent to the KSC event instead of the original artworks.


Thanks to Everyone

I would like to thank Gary and Angela and all of the wonderful artists who have contributed to this historic exhibition. I am not sure any other museum can claim to have had the first contemporary, international group art exhibition in space. If anyone knows of such I would like to hear about it. Otherwise, congratulations to everyone for our wonderful success. I see that there are many fine works and what an inspiring display of global participation with artists from 26 countries! It is also a pleasure to see photos of all of the artists.

The shuttle missions will take off, I believe once this fall and the other early next year. So we will have to see what we can do to stir up some interest in our project as the launches approach. We shall like to have the exhibit travel around the surface of the world as well as in orbit and be seen by many. If you think you can arrange an exhibition in your city please drop a line to discuss the idea and place your city on the itinerary. The exhibitions will have to be arranged much like the Book About Death, in established art centers, museums or other art gallery environments. The exhibits could be as short as a week or even weekend so that we can arrange as many as possible in the coming months. If you have a science museum in your area perhaps they may have an interest in such an exhibit.

If you have a website or other online blog, network site page etc. please post an image of Angela's lovely rocket postcard and a link to this blog to help draw more audience to the exhibition.

Again thank you for making this a great exhibition.
Cecil Touchon, Director
The Fluxmuseum



We are honored to have so many wonderful artists participating in this project. Thank you!

Exhibits of this project are being planned for the near and distant future. If you are associated with an exhibition venue or have suggestions for FiS (Fluxface in Space) exhibition opportunities, please contact Cecil Touchon at the Fluxmuseum. cecil_touchon@fluxmuseum.org

A new exhibition website is now online: wix.com/fluxfaceinspace/exhibit - please share the experience.

Thanks again - Gary, Cecil and Angela