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Star Wars spacecraft designer dies (90)

Star Wars spacecraft designer dies (90)

American artist and animator Colin Cantwell has died (90). He gained fame for his many designs of star Wars-a series. He envisioned the Death Star space station in the fictional universe and created prototypes for many of the series’ famous spacecraft, such as the X-wing Starfighter.

Cantwell was except with star Wars She is also working on other films. For example, contribute to a popular science fiction 2001: space flight Since 1968. Cantwell has also written two science fiction novels.

The American was born in San Francisco in 1932. Before entering the film industry, Cantwell graduated in animation from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also studied at the School of Architecture.

Landing on the moon

In the 1960s, Cantwell worked for NASA, among others, on flight education programs for the US Space Agency. For example, make sure that updates about the moon landing in 1969 ended up with TV presenter Walter Cronkite.

Sierra Dallas, Cantwell’s partner, told US media that he died at his home in Colorado. On his Instagram page, Dallas wrote that Cantwell has been battling Alzheimer’s disease in recent years.

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