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The Fairley Archive of Space Exploration (FASE) promotes interest in, and understanding of space exploration through photography, learning and documentation.

Established in 2006, FASE is based on the personal archive of the late Peter Fairley, the former Science Editor of Independent Television News (ITN) who, throughout the 1960s and 70s became known to millions of TV viewers as ‘the Face of Space’, presenting nightly bulletins on the network’s flagship ‘News at Ten’ broadcasts and the children’s TV programme ‘Magpie’. His books include the best-selling ‘Man on the Moon’, published just three months after Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface, ‘The ABC of Space’ and his popular yearly publication ‘Peter Fairley’s Space Annual’.

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Working closely with NASA for 18 years, Fairley’s archive includes thousands of original NASA photographic images, prints and transparencies, original film footage taken by astronauts on the moon and a large collection of signed autographs, books and other rare original memorabilia during his years working in the field. His work has also been recognised by a commemorative star in his name which can be seen each night via telescope in Orion’s belt.

Following his death in 1998 his son, writer Alastair Fairley, founded FASE to bring this unique archive of space exploration to new generations.

  1. Bullet1000s of original NASA certified transparencies

  2. Bullet1000s of original NASA certified print photographs

  3. BulletRare copies of original film taken by lunar astronauts

  4. BulletOmega watch - one of ony 12 worn on the lunar surface

  5. BulletOriginal signed photographs by the astronauts

  6. BulletSigned astronaut mission badges

  7. BulletSigned astronaut books

  8. BulletEntire collection of Apollo mission badges

  9. BulletRare Soviet space race memorabilia

  10. BulletOriginal newspaper front covers from the space race

  11. BulletSpace race stamps from the 1950s and 60s

  12. BulletPress badges from Cape Canaveral/Kennedy

  13. BulletPress kits for Gemini/Apollo/Souz/Space Shuttle missions

  14. BulletCommemorative NASA & USSR space souvenirware

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