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These Renaissance Paintings Were Sci-Fi BEFORE Sci-Fi

By Becky Ferreira Jan 31, 2013

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"Wan Hu" courtesy of Civil Air Patrol (unknown date)

The artist's intent: To depict a Chinese soldier named Wan Hu who was said to have rigged a chair up with dozens of rockets, and then blasted himself into space.

The outcome: An illustration of the awesomest astronaut who ever lived.

Tags: science, slideshows, art, life, space, nasa, paintings, renaissance

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