In Painting 40, a pilot towels off after bathing. Jacobe has given the nondescript background a yellow-green theme that contrasts with the bright red of the hand-hold bar.

He has also put the bump helmet back on the man, but lacking its microphone and wiring, which would inevitably be requested by the art director in the next revision. In addition, the man's sitting posture is unnatural in weightlessness again in this image.