OOS Sculpture

Their Spirits Circle the Earth

1987 / James Mason / Columbus

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A brass ball sits atop a rising granite arc with inscriptions on both sides. Encircling the ball is an arrow depicted in relief. The sculpture memorializes the Challenger disaster of 1986.

Location: Battelle Riverfront Park, 25 Marconi Blvd

County

: Franklin

Citation

: James Mason , “Their Spirits Circle the Earth,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 14, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/727.

Dublin Core

Title

Their Spirits Circle the Earth
Challenger Memorial

Description

A brass ball sits atop a rising granite arc with inscriptions on both sides. Encircling the ball is an arrow depicted in relief. The sculpture memorializes the Challenger disaster of 1986.

Creator

Date

1987

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Their_Spirits_Circle_the_Earth

Contributor

Identifier

727

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Sponsored by

Provider Entity

Burger King Corporation

Location Site

Location Street

25 Marconi Blvd

Location Type

Artist Notes

Design was a collaboration among Columbus school children.

Media Base Depth

4 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Height

3 ft 6 in

Media Sculpture Width

1 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Depth

3 ft 6 in

Media Base Height

4 in

Media Base Width

1 ft 4 in

Materials

Inscription

side inscription: "THEIR SPIRITS / CIRCLE / THE EARTH" / Sponsored by / The Burger King Corporation / and Their / Columbus, Ohio franchises / January 28, 1987"
plaque: "Francis R. Scobee, Flight Commander / Michael J. Smith / Ronald E. McNair / Ellison S. Onizuka / Judith A. Resnik / Gregory B. Jarvis / Sharon Christa McAuliffe / They Accepted the Challenge / In memory of the courage and pioneering spirit of / the seven astronauts who perished aboard the / challenger on Jan. 28, 1986 / Designed and dedicated by the children of Columbus / Mayor Dana G. Rinehart / Jan. 28, 1987"