Apollo 11 TLC Star Chart Screen Print Poster
Since the time of the earliest explorers, we have used the heavenly bodies to navigate the globe. For Apollo 11’s voyage to the moon, the stars were used in conjunction with an onboard guidance system to direct the spacecraft onto and away from the lunar surface. To determine their location, an astronaut would optically locate a star and input the code from the chart into the system, which would calculate the position of the spacecraft. This particular chart was used for the TLC (Trans Lunar Coast) – the portion of the journey that took the astronauts to the moon.
Three stars on this chart are unique, as they were named by Gus Grissom in honor of his Apollo 1 crew members. Star #3 “Navi” (his own middle name, Ivan, spelled backwards), star #17 “Regor” (Roger for Roger Chaffee spelled backwards), and star #20 Dnoces (Second spelled backwards for Ed White II). As a tribute to these astronauts, who subsequently died in a training accident, NASA left the names on the charts.
Printed in metallic gold and cyan on Nightshift Blue French Paper.
Dimensions: 12″ x 24″
100% recycled paper
Handmade in the USA
Though it was smaller than the picture I had in my head, it was still a beautiful piece of art and history. Maybe a suggestion for the future, include the history of the chart for the recipient?
I am a professor and a big fan of cognitive surplus product. I ordered this magnificent poster but I did not receive it. I had looked every location of apartments for possible wrong delivery but I did not find anything
Hi Nazanin, we sent out a replacement! If you should ever have any trouble with this or any future order, please always let us know by email or through the support form on the website and we'll get you sorted out right away!
This is gorgeous!! Love the ink colors!
Excellent gold printing, high quality blue paper, looks better in person. I'm displaying it happily in my office. I hope for more products like this...*hint
Beautiful poster, solid wrapping during shipping. Perfect!
I love it so much!!
Good quality paper. Metalic ink looks great. Also their was a text description about that artwork.
We are so excited to use these items in our wedding (we're writing our vows in the beautiful notebooks). Great!
looks amazing a great quality
Beautiful Star Chart! It looks awesome!