Tristan Eaton, a Los Angeles street artist and designer, has work in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. But he’s about to join a much more exclusive club of artists this weekend when SpaceX sends its first manned flight into outer space with some of his art on board.

Eaton created a series of indestructible, two-sided gold, brass, and aluminium artworks for the historic flight, which was rescheduled for Saturday after its initial May 27 launch date was postponed due to weather. When the shuttle, called Crew Dragon, makes it out of Earth’s atmosphere to the International Space Station (ISS), it will be the first time in a decade when American astronauts have gone up, and the first time a privately owned spacecraft takes them there.

The street artist will join a very, very rarified group of artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Trevor Paglen to actually send their artwork into space.
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