Perry Chen

Bridge to a Bad Star, 2017.


An investigation into the Alcântara Launch Center, Maranhão, Brazil, and the events of August 22, 2003.

Also released in an edition of 150 books. Printed by Meli-Melo Press, São Paulo, 2017.

"The 2003 Alcântara VLS accident was an accident involving a Brazilian Space Agency VLS-1 launch vehicle, which was intended to have launched two satellites into orbit. The rocket exploded on its launch pad at the Alcântara Launch Center, killing 21 people. This was the third attempt by the Brazilian Space Agency to launch the VLS rocket into space." - Wikipedia

Contributors: Henrique Catenacci, Yago Cury, Olivia Yassudo Faria, Vicente França, Beto Galvão, Martin Giraldo, Lucas Lazaro, Rodrigo Machado, Barbara Magri, Isabella Nardini, Monica Nassar, Edson Pavoni, Giulia Puntel, Malu Rothier, Renata Simões, Senta Slingerland, Gabriela Terra, Cris Veit, Paula Vivas.

Image Credits: Sgt Rezende / Brazilian Air Force; VLS-1 V03 Accident Investigation Report; Felipe Goifman; Perry Chen; VLS-1 V03 Accident Investigation Report; VLS-1 V03 Accident Investigation Report; Reprodução / TV Mirante; Monica Nassar; Cris Veit; Bruno Santos / Terra; Agência Brasil; Vicente França; Ricardo Stuckert; João Baptista Lavanha and Luís Teixeira (Atlas Cosmografia, 1597 - 1612. Biblioteca Reale, Torino); André Cypriano; Sgt Batista / Brazilian Air Force; NASA; Giulia Puntel; NASA; www.marcospontes.com.br; NASA; Djan Chu; Djan Chu.