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An independent exhibition for NASA's Johnson Space Centre of photography, film and archive of the Apollo astronauts and lunar missions

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the end of NASA's moon landings, we've been invited to create an amazing exhibition of photographs, documentary film and archive at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Johnson Space Centre
Johnson Space Centre

Based around the film "Moonbug", the exhibition will include outstanding portraits by top photographer Steve Pyke MBE of NASA's astronauts and the team behind Apollo, screenings of Nichola Bruce's award-wining documentary film, as well as key items from the Fairley Archive of Space Exploration.

Buzz Aldrin & Steve Pyke
Buzz Aldrin & Steve Pyke

To accompany the project we will be producing a beautiful, limited edition 112-page book of Steve's photographs, together with selected images of original NASA photography within the Fairley Archive, as well as postcards, posters, signed prints of the photographs and signed copies of both the film and soundtrack.

Frank Borman by Steve Pyke
Frank Borman by Steve Pyke

Nichola Bruce's documentary "Moonbug" has already won a Special Jury REMI award at the Houston International Film Festival in 2011. The film has a haunting soundtrack by leading electronic musician Matt Johnson - "The The" - and chronicles Pyke's odyssey to capture the pioneering astronauts in an array of outstanding profile portraits.

Moonbug - soundtrack by Matt Johnson
Moonbug - soundtrack by Matt Johnson

Accompanying Steve's portraits will be a fascinating display of archive material amassed by the late Peter Fairley in his years covering the moonshots as Science Editor of Independent Television News.

Peter Fairley at Cape Kennedy
Peter Fairley at Cape Kennedy

To host the exhibition, we need your support to consolidate and crate the work for the exhibition and publish the book and other items accompanying it.

It's a fantastic honour to be invited to exhibit a unique take on an amazing period in history from a UK perspective. Your support will be greatly appreciated to help us realise this dream.

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    Thank you! Every penny helps. You'll receive regular updates via our blog and a bundle of two screensavers for your PC or Mac featuring some of Steve's photographs and iconic images from space.

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    You'll receive the e-book of "Moonbug" in PDF format, as well as the desktop wallpaper bundle.

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    You'll receive a signed copy of the finished book "Moonbug", 112 pages in outstanding colour with stunning photography by Steve Pyke and iconic images from the Fairley Archive of Space Photography. (This includes shipping in the UK only. For international shipping please select the $65 pledge below)

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    You'll be named (if you wish) in the Acknowledgements section of the book, signed to you by the author, Alastair Fairley. In addition you'll also receive the signed collector's DVD and your choice of your favourite image from the Fairley Archive's collection of original NASA photography, to be beautifully printed and signed at 18" x 12" - our standard size for Galleries. (This includes shipping in the UK. For international shipping, please choose the $265 pledge below)

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    You'll be named (if you wish) in the Acknowledgements section of the book, signed to you by the author, Alastair Fairley. In addition you'll also receive the signed collector's DVD and your choice of your favourite image from the Fairley Archive's collection of original NASA photography, to be beautifully printed and signed at 18" x 12" - our standard size for Galleries. (This includes shipping anywhere in the world)

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    In addition to being named (if you wish) in the Acknowledgements section of the book and receiving your signed, personalised copy of this and the DVD, you'll receive your choice of one of Steve Pyke's iconic portraits of NASA astronauts, beautifully reproduced at 8" x 10", signed by the photographer himself. This includes worldwide shipping.

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    In addition to everything you receive for the $400 pledge you'll receive an additional limited edition print from the Fairley Archive's collection of original NASA photography, printed and signed at 18" x 12" as well as a signed copy of Matt Johnson's extraordinary soundtrack to "Moonbug" the film.

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    You'll be named as a founding partner to the Project, together with your copy of the book, film and a signed print of Steve Pyke's photography and an iconic NASA photograph from the Fairley archive. In addition, you'll have a choice of a one-day workshop with top photographer Steve Pyke, filmmaker Nichola Bruce, or a day spent surveying the extraordinary collection of photography and artefacts at the Fairley Archive. The workshop can be scheduled at your convenience (travel costs are not included).

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    Everything in the $1000 pledge level, plus you'll receive a VIP invitation for two to attend the opening night of the exhibition at the Johnson Space Center of the film "Moonbug", alongside special guests from the space program who helped make the film possible.

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    Everything in the $2500 pledge level, plus you'll receive your VIP invitation to the opening night of the exhibition, flights and accommodation for two for a three-night stay in Houston, and a private dinner reception with the Project co-ordinators, Steve Pyke, Nichola Bruce and Alastair Fairley.

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