“As part of our meandering conversation, Forker showed me a series of photos taken of him wearing a replica of Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo spacesuit. The images were carefully constructed by Forker and photographer Clint Spaulding to place the figure of the astronaut as played by Forker in a series of mundane tasks and jobs. The idea was to capture what would happen to the iconic astronaut now forced to re-enter normal life after a forced retirement with the end of the Space Shuttle program.”
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As part of our meandering conversation, Forker showed me a series of photos taken of him wearing a replica of Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo spacesuit. The images were carefully constructed by Forker and photographer Clint Spaulding to place the figure of the astronaut as played by Forker in a series of mundane tasks and jobs. The idea was to capture what would happen to the iconic astronaut now forced to re-enter normal life after a forced retirement with the end of the Space Shuttle program.”

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