About this project
POSTER #3: VOSTOK 1 [minor revisions still to be made] The first human spaceflight in history. Vostok 1 was launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, making him the first human to cross into outer space. It was also an orbital spaceflight consisting of a single orbit and took 108 minutes from launch to landing.
In 2014 and again in 2015 we asked the Kickstarter community to support our Historic Robotic Spacecraft Print Series. With the sucessful completion of both campaigns the series grew to a total of nine designs including Voyager, Cassini, Curiosity, Mars Exploration Rovers, Sputnik, New Horizons, Rosetta, Galileo and a special LightSail design donated to The Planetary Society for their own record breaking Kickstarter campaign.
Now we propose a whole new series of prints with a new space exploration theme; The most important missions of human spaceflight in history. Like before, each of the posters will be screen-printed at with a minimum of three colors by Vahalla Studios who beautifully executed the series shown above. However, this time the dimensions will be landscape at 32"x16".
HOW DID WE CHOOSE THE MISSIONS?
The missions and spacecraft chosen are:
POSTER #1: APOLLO 11 [design completed]
The first mission of human exploration on the surface of the Moon. Neil Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Buzz Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They both spent just under a day before rendezvousing with Michael Collins piloting the command module in lunar orbit and returning to Earth.
POSTER #2: ISS [minor revisions still to be made]
International Space Station is a microgravity and space environment research laboratory which supports experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other scientific research. It is also the current record holder for the longest continuously crewed spaceflight mission now since November 2000.
POSTER #3: VOSTOK 1 [minor revisions still to be made]
The first human spaceflight in history. Vostok 1 was launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, making him the first human to cross into outer space. It was also an orbital spaceflight consisting of a single orbit and took 108 minutes from launch to landing.
Although the poll results are public and the missions to be featured for posters 1-3 have been selected, please do continue to participate in the poll. If this campaign performs well we are likely to do a series two and will want to know what missions to include in posters #4, #5 and #6.
This campaign will have three phases:
- PHASE 1: For two weeks we will poll for the most popular human spaceflight missions according to our SurveyGizmo poll.
- PHASE 2: On Feb 13 we announced the two additional missions to complete the trio.
- PHASE 3: On Feb 25 we will release the design for ISS and a week later we will post the design for Vostok 1.
THE APOLLO 11 T-SHIRT
The newest Chop Shop t-shirt based on our Apollo 11 poster design. This is the default t-shirt reward for this campaign and will be included in all reward levels that include a tee (unless otherwise requested in your final survey).
THE ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT SERIES SCREEN PRINTS
Many of the original screen prints from the Spacecraft series are still for sale and available as rewards for this campaign or as add-ons. They include Cassini, Curiosity, Mars Exploration Rovers, New Horizons, Rosetta and Galileo.
THE ROBOTIC SPACECRAFT SERIES AS ARCHIVAL DIGITAL PRINTS
All of the designs from the original Spacecraft Series will always be available as archival digital prints (including Voyager and Sputnik) and can be selected as rewards for this campaign or as add-ons.
ABOVE EARTH OR BEYOND EARTH T-SHIRTS
Both Beyond Earth and Above Earth feature 23 historic missions of space exploration. These will be made available in styles for both Men & Women and screen-printed on American Apparel or Gildan brand t-shirts. See more at chopshopstore.com.
MIKE MONGO’S ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUALThe Astronaut Instruction Manual is an actual working astronaut instruction manual. It is created to let today’s space-loving young students who want to live, work, and play in space know that they genuinely do have that opportunity. Just by their being 9-to-12 years old at this moment in human history, today’s young students can be one of the Humannaires*, the next-generation of astronauts, by the time they are out of college. The book was also recently optioned by Legendary Entertainment and is in early pre-production for a television series adaptation.
LOTS OF STICKERS
There will be new stickers for the three new designs (images to come), but stickers from the Spacecraft Series will also be made available for sticker level rewards and as add-ons.
WHAT ABOUT ADD-ONS?
If you wish to combine any other items with your chosen reward just follow these rates when adding:
- Screen prints +$50
- Small archival digital prints +$25
- Medium archival digital prints +$35
- T-shirts +$25
- Oversize t-shirts +$28
- Astronaut Instruction Manual +$12
- Stickers +$3
just do the math and add to your total pledge amount shown but keep your reward on the higher priced item. Any additional US postage should be covered by your selected reward level, but International shipments can be subject to additional shipping fees depending on the complete package.
I am very much wanting to thank the Kickstarter community for the success of our Spacecraft Series One and Two. That was the beginning of a whole new arm of Chop Shop Store which now claims several space exploration partners including The Planetary Society, SEDS, Icarus Interstellar and Yuri’s Night.
Nothing but praise and thanks again to The Planetary Society without whom the original Spacecraft campaign (and I’m sure this one too) would have been but a shodow of what they ultimately became.
Thanks also to Kleptonaut for always providing the background music featured in the video.
Thanks also to your for reading this far and considering your support of the Giant Leap Series.
Risks and challenges
The only risks I see for this campaign are that I lose the ability to control my right hand which will produce all the drawings. I could try with the left as backup, but I am not sure that have very attractive results. ;)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter