The story of the Apollo 13 mission and the courage and innovative resourcefulness of the mission’s astronauts has been immortalized, particularly in cinematic form. The photograph of the Apollo 13 command module splashing down in the South Pacific is as recognizable as the mission’s official emblem patch. Inspired by this splash landing as well as the graphic commemorations of this and other missions, these earrings include bold, shining colors that evoke a great achievement of persistence and an acknowledgement that “failure is not an option.” Orli says, “I think the events surrounding Apollo 13 were inspiring within and without the space community because they pulled people together to accomplish something immediate and essential. The splash landing was the culmination of a huge effort, and I wanted to pay tribute to that.”
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On September 12, 1962 at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy delivered what would become a historic speech. He explained that the United States could not “expect to stay behind in the race for space.” As a result, he stated that “we choose to go to the moon in this decade” and that the United States would “do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out.” The Sixties and the Space Race were a spirited time in world history, when nations rallied behind great expectations and accomplishments. Neil Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the moon’s surface within that decade, which began a continuing fascination with the universe’s ethereal beauty and scientific possibilities. Interstellar is a remembrance of the origins of space exploration in the 1960s and its evolution through the decades since as technology has become more advanced and mankind more curious about the deeper regions and mysterious phenomena awaiting discovery.