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One Small Step is a mission profile poster of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon.

One Small Step
One Small Step

This project is about printing two posters about the Apollo 11 mission.

The first is the "One Small Step" poster, a mission profile poster of the Apollo 11 mission.

The second is the "Tranquility Base" poster.   This poster is just the panorama's included in the "One Small Step" poster but enlarged. 

To see  the "One Small Step" poster  in it full glory you can go to  http://visual.ly/one-small-step.  Here is a version on imgur.

"One Small Step" is a mission profile poster of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon. Inspired by a NASA graphic that was created in 1967 before the Apollo 11 launch, this poster demonstrates the steps that led to that important one small step. With art elements based on original NASA drawings, updated to reflect actual mission times,  and panorama images linked to a detail map of Tranquility Base, this is a poster detailing what happened when we put a man on the moon.

Upon showing the "One Small Step" poster to people, I realized that the panoramas are very appealing part of the poster.  Even with this poster at 24″ by 36″ the panoramas are not done justice. I decided to create a second poster that would enlarge these photos to the biggest size possible for a 24″ by 36″ poster.  The white spaces in the panorama are places where there is just no photographic image.

Tranquility Base Poster

Tranquility Base
Tranquility Base

When budgeting this project I soon realized that the main expense of a poster run is the shipping so I decided to include the Tranquility Base poster in this run instead of a separate project, so that they can be shipped together.  However this has increased the budget for this project.

Full disclosure:  Stitched panoramas that are not shot properly may not accurately represent the subject matter. These panoramas where shot with cameras attached to the chest of bulky space suits.  There are several stitching errors in these panorama's which I have fixed. Also these panoramas (as with most other panoramas usually) have been cropped for best display.

Printing

This poster will be printed on 100lb paper with a Satin Aqueous coating which will provide a slight glossy shine. The Poster will be printed at McAra Printing, a unionized print shop.

Shipping

The Posters will be shipped rolled in 26″ mailing tubes.
In Canada via Regular Parcel - 2-9 business days.
To the United States via Expedited Parcel - 4 - 8 Days.
To the world via International Parcel - Surface - 4 - 6 Weeks.

Disappointingly, my estimate is that these posters will most likely arrive to those who ordered them after Christmas. The printer I am working with is in another city (I wanted to go with a unionized shop) and I will need to approve the proof, then they need to get shipped to me and then I need to ship them out.  I also need to order the shipping supplies, and I won't be able to do that until the end of the Kickstarter project.   Then there is the 14 day window for processing fees if my Kickstarter project is successful. I'll ship in December, but likely around the end of December.

Also, I can not be responsible for taxes and duties in international shipping.  When I talked to Canada Post, they told me there shouldn't be any for a poster mailing. 

Reflection

This project has been a lot of fun to do, and I hope it is successful as I would like to do more of these posters.  The next one I would like to do is a poster mapping all six moon landings.

I would like to thank the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal for the excellent work of making the historical Apollo material available online, and Eric and others in particular for maintaining the site.  

I would like also to thank NASA for their policy of making their material copyright free which thus makes a project like this possible.  I would also like to thank the  designer who created the original NASA graphic that this poster was based on.  I would love to send him/her or his/her family a copy of this poster.  Special shout out to the The Visible Earth and the  Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (specifically this) projects.

I would also like to thank Richard for proofing the poster.

I would also like to thank Joe at McAra Printing, for being so patient with me.

Also thanks to uberwiki for this Reddit thread which made me aware of the original NASA graphic. Uberwiki requested a cleaned up version of the original poster.   Uberwiki, if I can find out where to send it and if this Kickstarter is a success, you are getting a free poster shipped to you.

Poster close ups

LM/CSM Docking
LM/CSM Docking
LiftOff
LiftOff
Decent to the surface
Decent to the surface
Tranquility Base Map
Tranquility Base Map
Splash Down
Splash Down

 Here are some close up of the art work (screen shots taken from the vector based artwork)

closeup LM/CSM
closeup LM/CSM
LM/CSM Docking
LM/CSM Docking
S-IVB
S-IVB

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I will be doing shipping. If this project is widely successful there might be a delay in shipping because I can only ship so fast.

There was a an issue I had with the output on one digital printout of this poster regarding trapping the fine lines in this poster. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_%28printing%29). For those who don't know printing, this means that a bit of the colour that is outside of something that is pure white bleeds in to the white space. The background black used in the "One Small Step" poster is a "cool black." For added punch, this black has some color in it besides just black ink it. What this means simply is that using this cool black can make the white text muddy (blurry, ugly) if it is not taken care of. I've had a conversation with my printer and he has assured me that this is a solvable problem, but we might need to make several proofs before a run.

Other then that, these posters are done.

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