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  • Name of Tartan:
    Earthrise
  • ITI Number: 10983
  • Category: Fashion
  • Designer / Source: Sim, Steven Patrick
  • Date: 2014
  • Slog: KNK:WAB
  • Colour Sequence: KNKNNNKBKBAW
  • Thread Count: Available to STA members only
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  • Notes: This tartan commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photograph, taken from lunar orbit by astronaut William Anders on 24th December 1968.The image was declared 'the most influential environmental photograph ever taken'. The geometry of the tartan depicts the iconic image of the Earth rising above the Moon's horizon. 10 dark blue threads recall the first 10 verses of Genesis which were read aloud by the crew. 68 black threads represent the year 1968, and 29 dark grey threads celebrate the age at which Anders was awarded his Master of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1962. The 3 black stripes pay tribute to the crew: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders. The tartan's 6 colours and thread count of 147 threads recognise the mission length of 6 days, or 147 hours. Colours: the blues and white together, black, and grey colours represent the Earth, Space and the Moon.
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