Land an Apollo 11 Flight Plan re-issue on your coffee table...

Ever wondered what was going through the minds of the Apollo 11 crew before they left Planet Earth? Well, you can guarantee a significant proportion of their cranial membrane was occupied by the official flight plan – a reprint of which has just been successfully crowdfunded…

Buzz & Co’s bible

The 362-page, minute-by-minute plan was instrumental to the success of the 1969 mission, with original copies becoming highly sought-after since – in particular those ‘flown’ by Armstrong and Aldrin, a single sheet from which was recently sold at auction for almost 50,000 US dollars. With soaring values come the inevitable reproductions. “We have been disappointed with the quality of current reproductions available,” says the Kickstarter page of Reproduction IO, the Australian company behind the project. “They are only available as eBooks, use incorrect fonts and have used automated tools to convert graphics to vector illustrations; this is a hit-and-miss approach and results in an inaccurate document that doesn’t stay faithful to the original design and layout.”

After smashing its funding goal of 15,000 Austrailan dollars to the tune of almost 3,000%, Reproduction IO has now secured the funds required to produce ultra-faithful reprints of the ringbound manuscript, with an emphasis on replicating the tiniest details – from the tables and diagrams recreated using high-res vector artwork, to the fold-out charts and authentic fonts, and even the correct line spacing. However, with the deadline nearing, there are only three days left to back the project and secure your own copy via the project’s Kickstarter page. No excuses, that was enough time for Buzz and Neil to complete the first leg of their journey… 

Photos: Reproduction IO / NASA