The art of transit, outer space edition

Buzz Aldrin on the moon; Neil Armstrong and the lunar module are reflected in his mask. Photo by Neil Armstrong/NASA.

The Apollo 11’s lunar module soars over the moon. Photo by NASA.

Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong. The spirit of space exploration and science that Armstrong helped cement lives on strong here in Southern California. The Jet Propulsion Library recently landed the rover Curiosity on Mars and the space shuttle Endeavour is coming to the California Science Center in Exposition Park this fall (Expo Line adjacent, btw); the photo below was taken Aug. 16 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the Endeavour, at left, and the Atlantis were parked nose-to-nose for the final time.

Photo: NASA.