So hard to get to the point where we are O.K. with things not immediately looking fantastic or precisely as envisioned! This rather difficult piece is really waiting til the last details to look as I intended but it really is getting there!
It's the interior of the Apollo Lunar Module ("Eagle"). The viewer of the art is in Neil Armstrong's position, looking out at the lunar surface zipping by as he searches for a safe landing spot (he finally landed with only 16 seconds of fuel left!) In the window we see Neil in his helmet. On his helmet is the reflection of the control panel with the fuel alarm and a program 1202 alarm (the 1202 alarm was saying the navigation computer was overloaded -it took a cool head with an insanely good memory to know this particular code would be OK as long as it did not persist, most would think it was cause to abort the moon mission). Reflected in the rolled up window shield is Neil's hand on the control taking the lunar module in for a white-knuckle landing. Capcom Charlie Duke responded to Armstrong's "the Eagle has landed" with "thanks, you had a lot of guys turning blue down here".
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