There's Jim, stepping out of the original Mercury space capsule at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. We were a bit short of time that day, so we just wandered around their outdoor "sculpture garden" of stuff that goes really fast.
I was taken with the construction details. Welds that will hold and screws/bolts that won't come loose.
The beautiful patinas created by tremendous heat and force.
The lines, patterns, and forms all designed for a specific function.
From these early beginnings to today's safe arrival home of the space shuttle Atlantis. Amazing!