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Apollo 11 brought to life

Local sign firm Sign Trade Supplies helped a community project initiative to create a life-size model of the Apollo 11 Module Columbia, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its landing.

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Sign Trade Supplies helped out by providing foam sheeting to skin the replica

This month, millions of people around the world have been celebrating the anniversary of a landmark event – the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

To mark the occasion, Apollo 50 events have been organised globally to mark the occasion with education, entertainment and a celebration of science, art, music and culture.

One Kent and Sussex-based sign firm joined in with the fun when community project initiative, ARCH Presents, called on the local community to help bring its own celebrations to life in Herne Bay, Kent.

This celebration was unlike other events as it constructed a full-size replica of the Apollo 11 Module Columbia.

Jason Charles Onion, founder of ARCH Presents, oversaw the project and called on local businesses to help with the material needed to create the model.

The flexibility of the 3mm thick foam board was perfect to hug the contours of the Apollo module, while the premium foam face gave a great surface […] to bring authenticity to the project

Answering Onion’s call, Sign Trade Supplies volunteered to supply the 3mm white foam sheeting to skin the lunar module skeleton Onion had already made.

Garrick Dartnell, marketing and expansion manager at Sign Trade Supplies, comments: “The flexibility of the 3mm thick foam board was perfect to hug the contours of the Apollo module, while the premium foam face gave a great surface for the painting and effects to bring authenticity to the project.

“ARCH Presents completed their community mission to celebrate the Apollo 11 landing and created a visual and tactile display for Herne Bay and the surrounding areas. Events like this shape the interest and enthusiasm of future generations in the scientific fields.”

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