To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the most iconic human launch ever, we made this beautiful Saturn V Rocket Lamp! On the 16th of July, 1969 the Saturn V launched from Kennedy Space Center (see below picture, photo credit: NASA). The astronauts on board were Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.
A couple days later, on the 20th, Armstrong and Aldrin separated from the CSM, where Collins remained. They used the Eagle moonlander to descend onto the surface of the moon. The exact moment of their landing occured at 20:17:39 UTC, July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong confirmed: "The Eagle has landed."
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
After an obligated period of rest, at 2:56 UTC on the 21st, Neil Armstrong, being broadcasted live throughout the world, spoke his famous words: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind".
Around 15 minutes later he was joined by Buzz Aldrin. A placard was placed along with the American flag. A short phonecall was held with President Nixon right after. After the experimental tasks, the last task was to leave behind a small package of memorials for the perished Cosmonauts Joeri Gagarin and Vladimir Komarov and the Appolo 1-Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee.
At 17:54 UTC, they ascended from the moonsurface again, to interlink back to Collins at the CSM.
Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of this iconic event, we have created the Rocket lamp. Standing just over 8 inches tall, this lamp is a talking point in any room. As it is chargeable, you can place it anywhere you'd like. Don't forget to take a look at our Space Shuttle lamp as well! Interested in owning the Astronaut Figurine in the picture below? Check it out here!