Learn how to pilot an Apollo moon lander by looking at your necktieCharlie Jane Anders10/15/10 2:30pmFiled to: sci fashionEtsyThis is awesomeNasaCraftscraftingTiesnecktiesscifi artArtscience fiction artDesignContestsSpace Shuttlespace program21EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf you're ever stuck flying an Apollo Program module, you'd better hope you're wearing this necktie, which is silk-screened with schematics from NASA's newly declassified Apollo Operations Handbook. It's just one entrant in NASA's new contest, in partnership with Etsy.com.AdvertisementThe Apollo Progam module tie comes from Etsy user toybreaker, who explains:[It's not] Rocket Science! Lean to fly the Apollo Program module simply by looking down at your tie. Granted we've taken quite a few artistic liberties by moving around the most interesting looking dials and switches to suit the vertical tie shape, so maybe to be safe, get a copy of the actual manual if you're going to fly your own reproduction moon lander. But this will sure help!We've come upon an incredible repository of vintage declassified documents including NASA's "Command Module Main Control Panel" - from the Apollo Operations Handbook Block II Spacecraft, 1969. One of our most detailed prints yet - enjoy!This is just one of several entries in Etsy and NASA's new Space Craft Contest, which seeks crafts inspired by the space program. According to the contest rules, you have until Nov. 2 to enter, and the grand prizewinner will get a $500 Etsy-funded shopping spree, plus Etsy will pay for him/her to attend the final space shuttle launch in February. So if you haven't already entered, start crafting!AdvertisementHere are some more views of toybreaker's amazing space tie, plus another one of our favorites, a space costume for your dog.Via Toybreaker on Etsy. Via Toybreaker on Etsy. Via Toybreaker on Etsy. Via Toybreaker on Etsy. Via DownUnderDesgins on Etsy.