Each 3-Pack consists of three Memo Books, one each for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs. These notebooks are full of facts and figures. The covers feature dramatic photographs of iconic moments from those missions, printed in full process color, plus “Orbital Silver” metallic ink and an aqueous coating. The insides are Finch Opaque 60#T white graph paper with the rules printed in an extremely light “Firmament Gray” ink. Those pages will be helpful in planning a summer picnic, or calculating optimal orbital trajectories and eccentricities.
SIMULATORS FOR 1:50-SCALE ASTRONAUTS
Additionally, you’ll notice these 3-Packs come in a slightly larger package than usual. That’s because each set also contains three “Punch-Out and Assemble” Mission-Specific Crew Capsule Models – for fun and education.
Need some help assembling the capsules? Check our overly-wordy instructions (Download).
Now keep in mind that these models will not survive reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, probably won’t float after splashdown and are unlikely to earn you a ticker-tape parade. They have, however, been tested in outer space and returned safely to Earth. Really:
For more details about how we made this film, check Small Steps and Giant Leaps, a new entry in Dispatches.
We hope you enjoy this edition as much as we, here at Field Notes Mission Control, enjoyed making them. As we researched these books, we were constantly and dramatically reminded of the truly monumental achievements of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo scientists, support and crew members. Our thanks goes out to them, and also the current staff at NASA and the JPL. Let’s go back to the moon – and beyond!
While supplies last, we have Three Missions Press Sheet Sets available for only fifty bucks. Man, those would look swell on the wall of your Mission Control.
A YEAR-LONG VOYAGE
Year-long subscribers will also receive an exclusive item with their Summer shipment, an old-school water-transfer decal that’s perfect for your laptop, station wagon, or Lunar Rover.
Start a subscription with “Three Missions” and your first shipment will also include two 3-Packs of our original Kraft Memo Books and our “Tenth Anniversary” 3-Pack. This special edition features very early iterations of what would eventually become Field Notes, with all their faults and weirdness.
Then you’ll receive two each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring Editions when they’re announced. Our Fall Edition involves a ton of production testing and has been in the works for quite some time. Winter will blow your mind. Promise. Subscribe today.
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