Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, a specially designed sculpture has been presented to Sir Richard Branson, representing his achievements in pioneering a new era of space travel. Unveiled at Kennedy Space Centre during a week of celebrations, its title ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’, is a reference to long-time Virgin Galactic friend and inspiration, the late Professor Stephen Hawking.

The work is laser-engraved with 360 seminal steps in aviation and astronautic history from 3500BCE to the present day, culminating in Sir Richard’s own quest to democratise space.


  • Virgin Galactic
  • Apollo 50
  • Launch Event
  • Manufactured by Zahner
  • Sculpture
  • Art Direction
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  • Education