Novaspace Art began in 1978, as the mail-order source for a few prints by Kim Poor. Moving out of the house in 1989 to a small rented shop, we began to add other artists, most of whom attended space art workshops held by the IAAA, a loose affiliation of like-minded men and women, who had made Kim their first President. Workshops were held in Hawaii, Death Valley (AZ), Utah, Moscow, Houston (NASA-JSC), and Iceland.
Around summer of 1994, we heard buzzing about the internet, specifically the new World Wide Web. We set up our own website in early 1995, when there were only about 40,000 sites up. It was a perfect fit, and cheap, (then.) We gained a world wide audience. It was profitable from the start.
In the early 1990s, we had begun selling astronaut-autographed items, , and it very quickly began outselling the art. Many of our customers, gained through years of art shows in malls, festivals and street fairs throughout the West and across the USA, began to add astronaut items to their space art collections. So we had a ready-made, large and valuable mailing list, and were able to attract Apollo astronauts to Tucson for book signings, etc. Our website, novaspace.com, was becoming bloated, and confusing, so we spun off astronautcentral.com as our dedicated astronaut site.
In 2007, we combined our passions into a unique event, SPACEFEST, which assembled a large (20+) astronaut autograph show, a space art show, exhibitors, and world-class speakers. Everything to satisfy the space nut.
BACK TO BASICS
With the passing of our founder and ringleader, Kim Poor in August 2017, his children are taking the reins, combining the websites again into a more streamlined design, focusing on Space Art for the first time since the 1990’s. We hope to expand into other spacey avenues, as well.
With Spacefest still going strong 10 years later, Kelsey and Nathan Poor are learning the ins and outs of the business, and hope to keep it successful for many years to come. Novaspace is a family outside of family. We are working hard to bring you more space! Get off this planet!
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Matting & Framing
We sell original space art from the talented members of the IAAA (International Association of Astronomical Artists)
We offer framing options that are not normally displayed with our products. Call us to customize your art today!
100% authentic astronaut autographs/signatures on NASA produced restored photo files. You won’t find any autopens or forgeries here!