American entrepreneur and billionaire, Jeffrey Preston Bezos, has confirmed that the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket ship that launched on a roundtrip mission into space on August 26 was successful.
In an Instagram post, the founder of Blue Origin and Amazon, congratulated the team at Blue Origin and Amoako Boafo, the Ghanaian artist who was commissioned to paint three panels of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket ship that launched into space on Thursday, August 26.Amoako Boafo made history as the first Ghanaian to have his paintings enter space.
”Congrats to the @blueorigin team on another successful launch — the eighth for this particular vehicle. And congrats to @amoakoboafo for creating the stunning art that flew into space this morning on New Shepard’s parachute covers. #GradatimFerociter,” Jeff Bezos wrote.
Titled Suborbital Triptycht, the project was part of a partnership between the Jeff Bezos-founded aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin and the new art programme at Uplift Aerospace, curated by Jill Clark