SINGAPORE – For Immediate Release, July, 2019

MISSION TO PUT SINGAPOREANS ON THE MOON THIS MONTH

Singapore Space and Technology Association invites public participation in The People’s Moon – a combination of artwork by The People’s Picture and historical footage produced by Blue Aurora Media, to be screened around the world and at the Art Science Museum, Marina Bay on 20 July, the 50th anniversary of the first humans to land on the Moon.

SINGAPORE: MONDAY 1 JULY 2019 – The Singapore Space and Technology Association is calling for all armchair astronauts to submit their photos and messages to a unique international project to mark the 50th anniversary of landing the first humans on the Moon on 20 July 1969. The People’s Moon, by artist Helen Marshall of The People’s Picture, is creating mosaics of Moon and Apollo 11 images from thousands of people from around the world which will live online, at an exhibition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and at special screenings at iconic international locations, including Singapore.

Anyone wanting to submit their story, a photograph or a video up to a minute long, can become part of The People’s Moon by uploading their photos to the project web site: www.thepeoplesmoon.com  The deadline for submissions to be considered for inclusion in the giant mosaics as part of the Apollo 50th celebrations is midnight on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

“We are delighted to be coordinating Singapore’s participation in The People’s Moon project,” said Yvonne Lin, Assistant Director at the Singapore Space and Technology Association. “We are not only encouraging Singaporeans to submit their photos and messages but we will also be screening the video artwork as part of our programme to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay on 20th July 2019. This is an exciting time for the space industry in Singapore with major opportunities in the rapidly growing commercial and scientific sector.”

Award winning international producer and space broadcaster Jonathan Levy, Founder of Blue Aurora Media, is combining historical footage with the artwork for public screenings on the Moon landing anniversary, 20 July 2019, in major global locations including London and Singapore. He said: “This is a landmark in human history. The anniversary this July is not only an occasion to reflect on the achievements of the past but also to focus on the opportunities ahead as we enter a new exciting space age. It is great that Singapore is joining this global celebration to stimulate a new generation of space scientists and explorers.”

British artist Helen Marshall, creates innovative photo mosaic artworks and installations at the leading edge of design and technology and is Founder of The People’s Picture. She has pioneered the concept of marking historical anniversaries, human achievement and communities in giant archive images recreated in a mosaic of pictures of people from all walks of life from her London studio.

“The People’s Moon is an opportunity for Singaporeans to join all of the world’s citizens to become a part of a living legacy time capsule,” explained Marshall. “Everyone on Earth has a dream. The idea behind The People’s Moon is to come together to inspire the world to dream the impossible again,” said Marshall. “We want to encourage people from around the world to be a part of our grand endeavour to create a giant art installation revealing an iconic image of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, made up of thousands of photos submitted by the public.”

The People’s Moon will be part of “Moongazers”, a special programme at the ArtSci Museum, held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

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PRESS CONTACTS

The People’s Moon coordinating partner in Singapore:

Singapore Space and Technology Association: Yvonne Lin (+65) 9741 04971 Yvonne.lin@space.org.sg

The People’s Moon co-producer:

Blue Aurora Media: Jonathan Levy (+44) 7813 948385

jonathan@blue-aurora.com – NOTE JONATHAN IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW IN SINGAPORE ON MONDAY 1 JULY 2019 ONLY (Then contactable back in the UK)

Press content can be downloaded here: www.thepeoplesmoon.com/news

The official website for public photo and video submissions is: www.thepeoplesmoon.com

Social Media tags: #mygiantleap #apollo50 #thepeoplesmoon

Twitter: @PeoplesPicture

Instagram: @ThePeoplesPicture

Facebook: @ThePeoplesMoon @ThePeoplesPicture

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)

The Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) focuses on developing Singapore’s Space and related high technology industries. As a neutral platform, SSTA aims to facilitate information and communication for industry, government and academia.

Active in the Space industry, SSTA spearheads major trade and business-focused initiatives targeted at advancing the Space ecosystem. SSTA hosts global meets that involve consumers, Space research organisations, leading and emerging technology companies, venture capitalists and Space agencies from around the world. Singapore-based organisations gain access to industry experts through the meets and other programmes organised by SSTA.

As part of talent development for the future, SSTA creates opportunities through educational and outreach, and continuous learning programmes to encourage careers in Space and high-technology fields.

About Moongazers: A special event hosted by the ArtScience Museum, Singapore

The Apollo 11 lunar landing on 20 July 1969 which brought humans onto the surface of the Moon for the first time has become a part of our global collective memory. Fifty years after the historical event, it continues to inspire scientists and engineers to explore space and look for ways to do the impossible.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, join us at Moongazers to reflect on the significance of this groundbreaking journey which has defined a century. This exuberant 3-day programme of performances, films, talks, displays and workshops celebrates human explorations and endeavours that bring about new scientific understandings of the world around us, and delves into our complex fascination with the Moon as a beacon, a timekeeper, and a nocturnal object of inspiration and wonderment.

About Blue Aurora Media

Blue Aurora Media is a new media house created by Jonathan Levy, an award winning producer/director and broadcaster who cut his teeth in the media reporting on space, science and technology for the BBC in the 1970s, flew in the Air Training Corps and studied aeronautical engineering, the communications process and documentary film. He subsequently built an innovative independent production company based in the UK with an international client base and pioneered digital and interactive multi-channel content for broadcasters, publishers and brands.

He was most recently executive producer on three seasons of the award-winning factual adventure TV series ‘The Race of Their Lives’ reaching over 900 million households in 171 countries. Now as Founder of Blue Aurora Media he is focussed on “selective multi-channel projects of personal interest” which include co-producing ‘The People’s Moon’ in addition to a number of other space-related productions and consultancy.

About The People’s Picture

The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from renowned British artist Helen Marshall, and expert in visual storytelling, digital photo mosaics and bringing communities together to create, celebrate and own their unique legacy.

People are at the core of each project; people share their memories, dreams and celebrate through pictures. At the People’s Picture, each photo mosaic comprises thousands of images that represent each and every individual, telling a story that unites us as a whole. Working in a person-centred way brings out the community as a whole, and delivers inclusive and exciting artworks that bring people together.

Previous photo mosaic tributes have ranged from the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the People’s Monarch celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, to the Face of Suffrage marking the 100th anniversary of British women getting the vote and numerous community and corporate commissions.

The People’s Moon interactive digital photo mosaic will be installed in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as part of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 celebration. The mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, brought astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins to the Moon, where Armstrong took the historic first steps.

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