Designer Nick Grahams is taking NFTs to Space! Space fans are in for a treat because on the 24th his latest brand, Airspace, is launching a space wearables NFT Collection on Decentraland.
Nick Graham’s Space Wearables NFT Collection
As a tribute to the date and time that Apollo 11 landed back on Earth from its moon voyage 52 years ago, the Airspace wearables will go live on Decentraland at exactly 11:50 AM. The first collection is a dream come true for every space geek whose childhood dream is to be an astronaut. It will include flight jackets, flight suits, space helmets and man boots. Additionally, it will be displayed in an environment that replicated the Lunar lander in the Sea of Tranquility. Forget the space lingo; that’s simply the landing site of Apollo 11.
The project assured fans that this is just the opening salvo. There will be more product drops over the next several months. For now, you can head on to Decentraland and choose your space wearables NFT with price tags between $300 to $3000.
Aerospace teamed up with two field experts to bring its vision to life. The first partner is Dapp Craft Agency, a global production studio. Then it tapped Banquet Studios, a New York-based digital marketing company that specializes in NFTs.
Graham launched his space wearables NFT because he is convinced that “The new Space Age is now upon us. With companies such as Space X, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and others developing their civilian astronaut programs, interest in space hasn’t been this high since the Apollo program.”
Let’s look at the numbers.
According to Graham, sales of wearables, including gaming, are projected to hit $120 billion this year and $300 billion by 2030. Meanwhile, the space industry will step on the gas pedal and grow from $400 billion to $1.5 trillion by 2035. In effect, space tourism will hit $40 billion in the same time period.
The figures and projections definitely inspire confidence that the space age is the next big thing. Since the products are virtual and physical the next step for Aerospace is to work with private space companies. These future rollouts will focus on product development of the designs for use by astronauts and crews.
The project is donating a portion of the sales to the Aldrin Family Foundation. As you might have guessed, the nonprofit organization focuses on space travel. “Nick’s longtime support for our organization has helped us raise thousands of dollars to create the explorers of tomorrow,” said Dr. Andrew Aldrin, president of AFF. “This virtual collection will expose a whole new generation to the excitement of space.”
Graham is not just capitalizing on space to ride into the NFT trend. For example, he worked with Bill Nye, the Science guy, to launch a collection of bow ties in 2018. The pieces showed off the first moonbeam print, planets and even an astronaut in a spacesuit with an American flag. He also had Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, model in his fashion show during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
However, Graham is not alone in seeing the potential between NFTs and space. Back in May, we reported that Apollo Space Token’s Star Naming Registry would allow users to purchase and transfer ownership of any stars named in their registry as an NFT. Even the United States Space Force (USSF) gave its seal of approval by launching XR NFT tokens to mark the launch of a new satellite.