Friday, May 29, 2009

A Giant Leap for Mankind ? Nate Castiglione

“Celebrating one of America's greatest achievements, this currency design chronicles the Apollo space program, from President Kennedy's ambitious challenge, to man's first steps on the moon. July 20th of this year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and we sometimes forget what an amazing feat was accomplished--achieving the near impossible and fully realizing what man for centuries had only dreamed was possible.

To aid the blind and visually impaired, the design incorporates a system of rounded corners to distinguish between the different bill denominations while also safeguarding against counterfeiting. This allows the bills to remain the same size as current bills, thereby eliminating any changes/modifications to things like cash register drawers, wallets, etc. The currency would retain its current paper and security thread features. The varying colors and the enlarged numerals on the bills also help to differentiate between the denominations.

The Apollo program was truly a national effort. Costing nearly $25 billion (1969 dollars), 400,000 people worked on various aspects of the program with the support of over 20,000 industrial firms and universities. Apollo proved that even the loftiest goals can be achieved and it represented all the best of what America is capable of, while inspiring all nations of the world.

In a time when the economy is failing, jobs are disappearing, schools are failing and hopelessness abounds, these bills would serve as a reminder of American spirit, ingenuity, determination and courage.”

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