What do you know
about the PEGASUS?
Here is what the Encyclopedia
Britannica has to say.....
#1 ~ A favourite theme in Greek art and literature, (
myths and stories developed by the ancient Greeks
concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the
cosmos, and their own religious practices) and in late
antiquity Pegasus' soaring flight was interpreted as an
allegory of the souls' immortality; in modern times it
has been regarded as a symbol of poetic inspiration.
#2 ~ Any of a series of three U.S. scientific satellites
launched in 1965. These spacecraft were named for the
winged horse in Greek
mythology because of their prominent wing-like structure.
This "wing," which spanned 96 feet (29 metres),
was specially designed to record the depth and frequency
with which it was pierced by micrometeoroids. The
information was used to design the outer shell of the
manned Apollo spacecraft to prevent penetration of such
high-speed particles of space dust. The data also enabled
engineers to develop space suits that would shield
astronauts from micrometeoroids when working outside
their craft. The Pegasus ranks among the largest U.S.
spacecraft ever built, with its center section extending
71 ft (21.6 m) in length.
I had sketched this Pegasus the year before Eric was killed.
Ever the romantic soul, I then decided to use it to make an award
to be given out in his name.......
Took two scans because the original sketch was so large!
Roger put it together for me and now it is..... The
Eric Lee Baker Award