Incite Focus Staff
"Project Egress" Build
Incite Focus is excited to have collaborated on "Project Egress" in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing.
Join the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Adam Savage, and tested.com for a special build project to commemorate this event. On July 18, starting at 11am, Adam will construct a life-size replica of the command module hatch using components fabricated by 44 artists and fabrication shops across the country, including Incite Focus, during a live build at the Museum.
The Incite Focus team included three 14-year-old Detroit area high school students: Leilah Lloyd, Myra Jackson, and Torence Griffin. For four days the students worked tirelessly in the Incite Focus Fab Lab, 3D printing, washing, and assembling components for their contribution to the hatch, using advanced 3D scans of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, captured by the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office, and original engineering drawings from the Smithsonian archives.
Leilah states, "This was a great opportunity for me and I am truly honored to have been a part of the Incite Focus Apollo 11 project. It was really cool printing the parts."
"What I found exciting in this process was when we where looking over the blueprints and learning how to use the 3D printer!" says Myra.
For additional information on the "Project Egress" Build, and to watch the live build take place at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 18, starting at 11am, visit https://airandspace.si.edu/events/project-egress-build.