APOLLO: THE PANORAMAS
A collection of stunning panoramic images taken by the Apollo Astronauts on the Moon between 1969 to 1972
Large Hardcover Book - 146 Pages - Measuring 14 x 10.25 inches
Having spent the last 15 years assembling high resolution, seamless panoramas from the Apollo Missions, Mike Constantine of space memorabilia website http://moonpans.com has compiled over 50 stunning panoramas into one book, "Apollo: The Panoramas". Each panorama spans a full double page spread (measuring 28 x 10.25 inches) and included are most of the panoramas captured on the lunar surface from all of the Apollo landing missions from Apollo 11 to Apollo 17, as well as panoramas captured from the Lunar Module Windows and the stand up EVA on Apollo 15.
Each panorama has a detailed description by the author plus many, also have exclusive comments from the Apollo Moonwalkers who were actually there. Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, Charlie Duke and Harrison Schmitt.
There is also a foreword by Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot.
The funds raised from this campaign will go directly towards the printing/publishing of the book.
Please note that Signed Copies of the book will be shipped from the UK, so the shipping costs to international destinations will be approximately £29 to £35 GBP due to the size and weight of the book.
Unsigned copies will ship from both the USA and UK, so will incur less shipping costs within the USA.
Click on the images below to see some pages from the book
Here is some information on the awards which are additional to the book
A high quality panoramic print measuring 20x8 inches of the cover photo (without text)
Shows Apollo 16 Commander, John Young at the Lunar Rover
Book plus: Apollo 17 Medallion - Containing Flown to the Lunar Surface Metal
1.75 inch diameter Antique Bronze Medallion containing metal flown to the lunar surface on Apollo 17. Comes with plastic protective case, display stand and COA card by Moonpans.com
Book plus: Panoramic 40x8 inch Print of Apollo 16 Station 10 Prime
This is the image that was used on the cover of the book, and shows Apollo 16 Astronaut, John Young at the Lunar Rover
Book plus: Apollo 12 Acrylic containing a section of Flown To Lunar Orbit Card
Professional encapsulation very heavy Acrylic block. Measures 7 inches wide x 3 inches high x 1.5 inch thick. Contains a section of card cut from the cover of a flight plan, flown to lunar orbit during the Apollo 12 mission
Comes with a signed and numbered COA by Moonpans.com
Book plus: 40x8 inch print hand signed by Apollo 14 Moonwalker, Edgar Mitchell
This panorama shows Edgar Mitchell operating the Lunar TV Camera beside the Apollo 14 Lunar Module, Antares. It has been hand signed by Mitchell in silver pen and comes with a Moonpans.com COA
Book plus: 40x8 inch print hand signed by Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan
Book plus: 20x16 inch print of Earthrise hand signed by Apollo 8 Commander - Frank Borman
Book plus: Alan Bean signed 16x20 inch photo
Book plus: 20x15 inch Apollo 11 Command/Service Module photo hand signed by Apollo 11 Astronaut, Michael Collins
Book plus: Apollo 14 Flown To The Moon Beta Cloth Patch
This Beta cloth crew patch flew over half a million miles to the moon and back, plus another 3 days in lunar orbit aboard the Apollo 14 command module KittyHawk from January 31-February 9 , 1971. It comes directly from the personal collection of Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot, Edgar Mitchell who has also inscribed the Beta Cloth, "Flown To The Moon on Apollo 14, Edgar Mitchell LMP"
Risks and challenges
We found it difficult to find an established publisher for this book, so decided to go the self publishing route via Kickstarter. As long as the campaign is successfully funded then we are very confident that all will go smoothly, as we are working with an excellent book printer and established worldwide shipping company.
We have stated Jan 2016 as the shipping date for the book, but hope that we can actually ship towards the end of 2015.
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