Little Spaceman Lamp by Matthew Borgatti
Borgatti on his work:
[I] think of a generation, just a few decades away from our first extraterrestrial walk, that will grow up and possibly grow old without seeing another spaceman. As robotic technology develops we are able to test and estimate the effects of zero gravity on systems without the need for a human operator. We won’t need another astronaut. We’re running out of experiments that people can do in orbit. It makes me think of the last person out of the ISS, turning off the lights as she goes. It seems as though as we look around our planet the near horizon of space is too near, and the far horizon of Mars is too far. I can’t imagine how that last cosmonaut will feel.