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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-27-2017 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Crowdfunded photo book focuses on 'First Fleet' of NASA space shuttles

A photographer's long-forgotten, seldom seen images of NASA's first space shuttles are now set for publication, 30 years after they were captured.

"First Fleet: NASA's Space Shuttle Program 1981-1986," a collection of John Chakeres' photographs, will be released by Daylight Books in the fall of 2018, pending the outcome of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign nearing its end.

GoesTo11
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posted 11-27-2017 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads-up on this. Pledged for a book.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-28-2017 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The campaign was funded (and then some) on Tuesday (Nov. 28), four days before it is set to close. As such, John Chakeres has offered a stretch goal:
If we reach a goal of $18,000, I will give everyone a mission patch. Those of you, who pledged for the patch, will get two.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-30-2017 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The campaign has now surpassed $20,000, with three more days to go. From John Chakeres:
On the last update, I offered a stretch goal of a patch if we reached $18,000 so you will all be getting a patch with your pledge.

So today I'm offering another stretch goal. If we reach $25,000 by the end of the campaign on Sunday, I will give everyone a signed open edition print. The image we be 7 3/8"x9" signed on the front and printed on an 8 1/2"x11" sheet of Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk 310gsm Baryta paper. The image is below. Thank you again for all your support.

David C
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posted 11-30-2017 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally pledged, took a while to decide which option.

GoesTo11
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posted 12-02-2017 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Final stretch goal reached.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-03-2017 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The campaign just ended:
328 backers pledged $28,117 to help bring this project to life.
"First Fleet" is slated for publication in September 2018.

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First Fleet: NASA's Space Shuttle Program 1981-1986 is now on Amazon.
  • Hardcover
  • Daylight Books (September 1, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1942084587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1942084587

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-12-2018 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Chakeres has sent out an update to his backers, which reads in part:
Since the first of the year, I have been working with the publisher on promotion and distribution plans for the book. I also had my first meeting with the book designer and provided them with an initial selection of images for the book.

We also discussed some ideas for the book and what all should be included. So, I've been going through some of my memorabilia for possible inclusion in the book. I'm excited to see what the designer comes up with.

Hopefully we'll see some preliminary designs before the end of the month. If all goes as planned, we should be going to press in May or June and have books by the end of the summer.

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