Apollo Missions: Earth Re-Entry & Landing
Recreated from official NASA sources, this poster is one of a series covering numerous configurations and stages of the Apollo vehicles and missions.
This particular artwork illustrates the final stage of each Apollo Mission: The re-entry and landing of the Command Module. The first half of the poster shows the separation of Command Module from the Service Module as well as the narrow envelope in which the craft had to position itself. Possible deviations are depicted, with the craft either skipping through the atmosphere, or proceeding more directly to a position whereby the parachutes could be deployed.
The second half of the poster shows the process by which the main parachutes were teased out of their housing, ultimately slowing the CM to a safe speed to splash down and await recovery.
The contents of these posters come directly from scans of the original NASA paperwork in the 1960s and 70s. As a result, there may be small artifacts or distortions present in the line art which are a result of the scanning process. The most jarring of these have been repaired using fonts and line rendering accurate to that which was available at the time. That said: Some imperfections have been left in place to preserve the authentic feeling of the poster and original quirks of the typesetting.
The original work on which these posters are based remains property of NASA, no copyright or endorsement is asserted.
Size guide - The prints are measured in inches, so any corresponding frames should be too. For a rough idea of size:
12×18 is approximately A3
18×24 is approximately A2
24×36 is approximately A1
All posters come with a tracking code so you can make sure they do not deviate from their flight plan as they make their way to you.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Shipped rolled in tube for protection