Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. Moorcroft designer, Vicky Lovatt, invites you to join the moon landing mission on a flight path mapped out, with some irony, over a globe shape itself. Careful brush strokes reveal the moon’s craters and clouds are intertwined with the blue surface of the earth as if land masses of green. The blast and smoke were phenomenal - Apollo 11's flight path took the spacecraft into Earth’s orbit 11 minutes after launch.
Just over two hours later, during its second orbit, the rocket's third stage fired again to boost Apollo towards the moon - the so-called Trans Lunar Insertion or TLI. The TLI placed Apollo on a "free-return trajectory" - often illustrated as a figure of eight shape had not the astronauts performed a braking manoeuvre known as "lunar orbit insertion" to slow the spacecraft and cause it to go into orbit around the Moon.
From there, the eagle landed and took “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
- Designer: Vicky Lovatt
- Dimensions: H 20.00 x W 20.00 x D 20.00 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 10 weeks for delivery
- Product Width20.00cm
- Product Height20.00cm
- Product Depth20.00cm
- Designer:Vicky Lovatt
- Limited Edition Size:15
- Collection:2020 Catalogue
- Design Window (Style):Fantasy