Columbia STS-1 Mug by Brian Folchetti

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Artist Statement

"I chose Columbia STS-1 because it was the first official mission for the Columbia spacecraft. The spacecraft orbited the Earth 37 times over the course of only 54 and a half hours in space. Although this wasn't the most exciting of the manned space missions, it was the beginning of the Space Shuttle program that would not only captivate me and millions of kids like me, but helped kickstart my obsession with everything beyond our tiny blue home." - Brian Folchetti

Originally from the Great North Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with Advertising and Web concentrations. Shortly after graduation I took up an apprenticeship at Reebok in Canton, MA working on apparel graphics. I now live in Jacksonville, FL at Fanatics designing Fanatics Branded apparel graphics. When I'm not making t-shirts look cool, I spend most of my time reading comics, road/mountain biking, and spending quality time with my wife and 3 amazing little dudes.

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Mugs

This sturdy white, glossy ceramic mug is a staple of any cupboard. The super versatile build means that you can take it anywhere - heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not fade. Available in either 11 oz and 15oz, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, printed in Los Angeles, CA. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.