Armstrong Forever is the first meta-poster in the Legends meta-poster series. The poster was sold by the developers from June 15, 2021 till July 20, 2021 at a price point of $69.72(0) (dedicated to July 20, 1969, that can be represented as 1969/7/20).
The release of this poster was done in collaboration with the United States Space Force, honoring Neil Armstrong Satellite launch on June 17 by SpaceX.
The official description that belongs to this piece of art is as follows:
When humans were racing to expand into outer space under Ahr’s influence, the devastation they inflicted upon the planet was so great that it weakened the Earth’s geomagnetic field. The reckless way the planet’s orbit was populated by machines and debris led to distortions in the gravity field. All this culminated in a disastrous slingshot effect for the many satellites orbiting the blue dot, altering their trajectories to loosen the direct gravity pull of the planet and scatter into deep space. Some of these satellites contained valuable data that was lost forever. In 2621, the Council of Peace put a bounty on these ancient artifacts to integrate them into Star Atlas, leading to a hunt for them across the galaxy. One of the most sought-after satellites in history records bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the Moon. Initially launched into medium Earth orbit as a cornerstone of the global positioning system (GPS), the satellite had untold additional capabilities that made it more and more valuable as it drifted off into the void.— Star Atlas - Armstrong Forever
Artist Max Schiller, who is credited with the creation of the art, also posted on his ArtStation page a sketch of the story of the satellite.
Holding Armstrong Forever poster during snapshot scheduled for August 25, 2021 will result in following rewards for poster holders (multiple of posters result in multiples of rewards, meaning, for example, that holding 3 Armstrong Forever posters will result in 3 times the rewards):
Ship Rewards[edit source]
- 1x Opal Jet
- 1x Exclusive White Hot Skin for Opal Jet
Mining Claims Starter Package[edit source]
- 1x Claim Stake - Tier 1
- 1x Mining Station Power Plant - Tier 1
- 1x Mining Drill - Tier 1
- 1x Orbital Space Station with Trading Deck - Tier 1
Access Rewards[edit source]
- 1x Faction Passport
- 1x Legends Badge
Legends Rewards[edit source]
- 1x Neil Armstrong Uniform Patch
- 1x Vintage Astronaut Suit
- 1x Vintage Orbiting Satellite
- "Star Atlas and US Space Force Drop Neil Armstrong Meta-Poster NFT for Satellite Launchs". Star Atlas (Medium), 15 June 2021. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
- Max Schiller's ArtStation. Retrieved August 10, 2021
- "Armstrong Forever". Star Atlas Portal - Rebirth. Retrieved August 4, 2021.