– They became iconic by empowering some of NASA's most historic journeys and now the rockets that brought the first astronauts into space and boosting people to the moon could help launch your letter, school assignment or office memo.
Retro 51, a Tornado line maker of pick-up ball rolling machines, has announced its Space Race Series, which is a trio of writing instruments that are styled after NASA's early astron launching vehicles. The heads, published in partnership with the Institute of Astronomy Scholarships, celebrate 50 years since the first moon.
"The Space Race Series gives the author's little hand tributes to three iconic rockets that helped put the people first on the moon," says Retro 51. "Every head is made of non- solid stain and silk has been shaped with graphics that triggered the original roots. "
The pins are modeled after the Mercury-Redstone, Gemini-Titan II and Saturn V. historical developments.
Alan Shepard, the first US stalls to reach space, walked on top of the Mercury-Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961. Three weeks later, President John F. Kennedy discussed a joint session of & # 39 ; r Congress, stating partially, "I believe that this nation should commit to achieving the goal, before this decade, of identifying a man on the moon and & # 39; to return safely to the Earth. "
To gain the skills needed to achieve the Kennedy goal, NASA launched the Gemini program. Ten crews of two astronauts began on Gemini-Titan II rockets to practice and perfect rendezvous, docking and space ("extravehicular activities"), as well as showing that people could live and work in space for a fortnight at a time. .
The Apollo-Saturn V rocket, which is even so the most powerful launching vehicle successfully flying, has been raised with 10 crew of three people, including all 24 astronauts and the moon began and among them, the 12 who went on the surface picture, between 1968 and 1972.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on Saturday saturn V launched the first historic mission that landed people (Armstrong and Aldrin) on the moon.
Each end of the Space Race Series is individually numbered and restricted to a total of 1958, a goal to 60 years since NASA was established.
Packages are packaged separately in memory gift tubes. Mercury and Gemini football retail for $ 50 each. Apollo price is $ 60.
The pins are also offered as a box set with corresponding serial numbers for $ 170.
Retro 51 will give a share of earnings from each end to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Over the last three decades, the Institute has awarded more than $ 500 million to more than 500 U.S. college students. excel in science, technology, maths and engineering degrees.
The Space Race Series heads with the lower serial numbers have been matched with the Apollo astronaut and they are sold exclusively by the ASF as part of a fundraising campaign "On the Shoulders of Giants ". Charlie Duke's astronauts (Apollo 16), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13) and Al Worden (Apollo 15) have signed a print that matches their heads match them.
"Next year marks 50 years of the historic mission of Apollo 11. Retro 51 is proud to be a partner with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to honor and support the men and brave women who made as much potential achievement and that continues to reach the stars, "said the company.
In September, Retro 51 began his partnership with the ASF by producing a unique head for the "Gower Shoulders" campaign. Previously, Retro 3 offered 3 limited prints for space, including one theme for the Apollo Project and the "Mission to Mars" model inspired by NASA's Space Launching System (SLS).
He voted the first of Retro 51 to celebrate a place of history, inspired Saturn V – "Lift Off," his most popular head to date.