Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary Intarsia Nasa Kennedy Space Center

The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary "For All Mankind" Intarsia piece is located in the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 
The piece is hanging near the entrance/exit to the moon garden.


JGR Apollo 11 Intarsia

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module "Eagle" on July 20, 1969, at 20:17
This piece was commissioned by Nasa, through Scott G. Phillips. it will be on permanent display at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida after July 12th, 2019.

JGR Apollo 11 Intarsia
The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Intarsia piece contains over 1,300 individual pieces. The entire project took approximately 150 hours to design and select the shades of wood, and 1000 shop hours to cut each piece and sculpt/contour the surface. After the basic shape is achieved, it is hand sanded to remove scratches. Then each piece receives three coats of clear varnish to protect the wood and bring out its natural color. The project is then assembled and glued to a backing.

*Moon Wood  
While the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex sustained minimal damage during Hurricane Irma they did suffer one important loss. Their Moon Tree, which grew from a sycamore seed that traveled to lunar orbit during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971”.
The Kennedy Space Center will have a part of their tree forever inlaid in this Intarsia masterpiece.

*Blue Pine Blue dye used to enhance the color of the flag.

I was fortunate to have several people help me with this piece. Stephen Catlett, my husband, took care of the business end of this adventure. Pete Ricci helped scroll saw thousands of parts. Marianne Vander Voord also cut pieces and helped apply finish to thousands of pieces. Stacy Stackhouse took many of the photos below and helped apply the finish.  I couldn't have done it without all of you!
Steve Good Judy Gale Roberts YouTube Video
For information about the pattern please click on this link
Steve Good made a documentary about the piece, the video has the unveiling of the finished piece. 
Click on the image or this link to view the YouTube video
Click for ABC News Video about the piece 
View a documentary about the piece, created by Steve Good.  
Click this link to view the YouTube video


Judy has been commissioned to create Intarsia pieces worldwide. The most notable was the Calypso for Jacque Cousteau. 
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If you are interested in commissioning a piece, please call our office 800-316-9010 or email, judy@intarsia.com.