Thomas Strich has embarked on a series of new works based upon the speculative history of Hugo Kinstler Volans. Hugo Kinstler Volans was an enigmatic rocket scientist from the early 20th Century, who was fascinated with space exploration and philosophical questions. Shown here is Tom’s model of Volans’ rocket design. The rocket was intended to send payloads to probe sub-orbital space. The payloads would have been held in the glass payload sphere at the top of the rocket.