KSC VISITOR COMPLEX – For Immediate Release, June, 2019
Moon Mosaic to be installed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.
Calling all armchair astronauts! People from around the world will now have the chance to be on the Moon through an ambitious art project spearheaded by renowned British artist Helen Marshall. ‘The People’s Moon’ will be an interactive digital mosaic made up of images submitted from around the world that will work together to tell a single story. The piece will be installed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in advance of July 20, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
The public is invited to submit their stories, photographs or videos for a chance to become part of The People’s Moon by uploading to the project website, www.thepeoplesmoon.com The deadline for submissions to be considered for inclusion in the giant mosaic is midnight on Wednesday July 10, 2019.
Founder of “The People’s Picture,” a photography and design studio, artist Helen Marshall creates innovative photo mosaic artworks and installations at the leading edge of design and technology. The People’s Moon is an opportunity for all of the world’s citizens to become a part of a living legacy time capsule.
The 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.
“The Apollo Program was accomplished as a result of the efforts of more than 400,000 people working together to achieve an impossible dream,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This project gives thousands of people from around the world an opportunity to become a lasting part of the historic and important 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and walk.”
Marshall has pioneered the concept of marking historical anniversaries in giant archive images recreated in a mosaic of pictures of people from all walks of life. Her 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 projects.
“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 endeavor 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 official website is: www.thepeoplesmoon.com
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities. This includes the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which features an actual Saturn V Moon rocket, and is currently being upgraded and expanded in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and Moon landing. Also included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, and the Rocket Garden. Add-on experiences available for an additional fee include the new Astronaut Training Experience® Exploring with Lockheed Martin, Cosmic Quest®, Dine With An Astronaut and special interest bus tours. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $82 + tax for adults and $67 + tax for children ages 3 – 11.
For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com
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The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from British artist Helen Marshall. We are experts 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 represents each and every individual, telling a story that unites us as a whole.
Working in a person centered way brings out the community as a whole, and we deliver inclusive and exciting artworks that bring people together.
For more information, call Helen Marshall, Artist, The People’s Picture
Mobile: +44 (0)7414 952863 / Office +44 (0)20 8793 2769
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