Astronaut Suicides

Inspired by the end of the spaceshuttle era photographer Neil DaCosta and art director Sara Phillips produced a photo series of the last moments of unemployed astronauts. The serious topic of suicide in dead end situations gets an absurd and perhaps funny touch by the full geared up astronauts. The intriguing about it is the outlook when an era ends and what might happen thereafter.  It isn’t always pleasant. Also it taps into the anxiety of many people are feeling over jobs, pensions and livelihoods since the economic downturn took hold three years ago and might just strike again…