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A photography, design and video project documenting the restaging of a 40 year-old memory and a shot at dad redemption.
A photography, design and video project documenting the restaging of a 40 year-old memory and a shot at dad redemption.
507 backers pledged $19,753 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping of the Final Rewards (Book, Map, Patch and Mission Report) is Underway

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This project has turned into an interesting study on the long term effects of a Kickstarter campaign. I can tell you one thing, over a three year period people move A LOT.

Please play the world's smallest violin for me.

AND

If you haven't done so already, update your mailing address or verify your address via the SurveyPlanet link i sent some of you. 

Shipping will continue over the next 2-3 weeks. i will send another update when everything has shipped and will share links for the digital versions of the Book, Map and Mission Report at that time.

Onward,

-PS

The Books Have Arrived

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The books have arrived and they look terrific. Thank you Samhwa Printing.

I am now finishing up the Mission Report.  It is obsessive. It's topping out at 60 pages and is jam-packed with charts, maps, graphs and all kinds of useless information about the project that I hope you'll cherish (a few examples follow).

The shipping of the books/mission reports/patches will commence next week and will continue as long as there are books to ship. My guess is I will have everything out before Thanksgiving. 

I am planning a book and report launch party in NYC and will let you know when that is happening. 

Onward,

-PS

The delivery truck
The delivery truck
A Whole Lotta Books
A Whole Lotta Books
A few spreads
A few spreads
Saturn V Relaunch cover
Saturn V Relaunch cover
Mission Report, Page 25
Mission Report, Page 25
Mission Report, Page 47
Mission Report, Page 47
Mission Report, Page iii
Mission Report, Page iii

Follow the Saturn V Relaunch Book at Sea

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The book is printed and on it's way to the USA via a container ship called the HANJIN ATLANTA. Amazing but not surprising: you can track the month-long voyage from Seoul, South Korea to New Jersey via this website 

https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9389394

I received a foil stamp test of the cover and it looks great. I went with a coated metallic silver cloth. Thanks to my former assistant Joon Mo Kang who was on press at Samhwa Printing in Seoul last week (pictures follow).

Final rewards (Book, mission report and patch) ship November 4. Again, please make sure to update your address if you have moved.

-PS

Saturn V Relaunch cover foil test
Saturn V Relaunch cover foil test
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
SVR press sheet, Samhwa printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
SVR press sheet, Samhwa printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)
Samhwa Printing, Seoul (Photo by Joon Mo Kang)

Saturn V Relaunch Documentary Short Released Today!

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A heads up that I will be sending everyone who pledged $10 or more a message with a link/password for the Saturn V Relaunch Documentary short. 

The documentary was shot on 8mm film by Joe Hollier with original music by Shay Lynch. There is also some 40 year-old Sahre family home movie footage tucked in as well that was shot by my father. Please remember that this is an exclusive for Kickstarter backers so I ask that you not share this short online.

While shooting film (instead of digitally) on vintage cameras was onerous and expensive (especially since we had no previous experience with film), it became a wonderful obsession for Joe and me. The quality of the film—with its unpredictability, light leaks and grain—offered a link to the past that we couldn't resist.

As we were making the SVR short, our 8mm film explorations spawned two music videos for the band They Might Be Giants—some of the footage from the SVR short making it into these projects as well.

Tesla 

Ecnalubma 

Onward,

-PS

Michael Northrup photo prints have shipped

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All 24" x 20" and 10" x 8" photo prints have shipped. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Northrup. Michael is an old friend from my Baltimore days but he also happens to be one of the best—and most underrated—American photographers.

Michael and I selected a small number of images he shot during the project, he signed them and they were shipped out at random. As i was packing up the prints, I couldn't help thinking how lucky I was to have Michael involved.

Here is a nice recent interview in American Photo: 

http://www.americanphotomag.com/books-year-michael-northrups-babe

Here is an earlier SVR update about michael's work: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/181162510/saturn-v-relaunch/posts/342118 

thanks again strobes! long may you run.

-PS

Blast Plate
Blast Plate
Rocket Center, Kirkwood, NY
Rocket Center, Kirkwood, NY
Jason
Jason
Test Launch #1
Test Launch #1
Michael signing SVR prints (photo: Geoff Graham)
Michael signing SVR prints (photo: Geoff Graham)