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Friday, September 28, 2018

Vintage Moon Glass Collection

One of the hidden gems of the Tranquility Base Arcade is a not a rare arcade game or even a scarce piece of 1980’s memorabilia but items from an earlier time – my collection of vintage moon glasses. Apollo mission glasses or moon glasses, as they are more commonly known were originally a premium offered by Marathon gas stations in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The glasses feature Apollo missions 11 through 14. A pitcher was also available. My parents originally obtained some of the glasses when filling up the family station wagon over 40 years ago! As a kid during the 1970's I was able to complete the set and add to the collection. Since the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is rapidly approaching I have decided to highlight this seldom seen collection that is proudly part of the Tranquility Base Arcade.

Monday, June 11, 2018

1991 Rowe LaserStar Gold CD-100A Jukebox

I recently acquired a 1991 Rowe LaserStar Gold CD-100A Jukebox.
I have wanted this type of jukebox for quite some time and was thrilled to finally find one. After the usual cleaning and a repair to the bill acceptor it now plays great! Now I just have to decide whether I want to listen to Pac-Man Fever or Goin' Berzerk!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SpaceX Launch

SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket today. It was the maiden voyage for a Falcon Heavy rocket, which features 27 Merlin 1D engines producing five million pounds of thrust. The rocket's payload included a Tesla Roadster with a "Starman" astronaut sitting in the driver's seat. The pictures showing the Tesla ‘flying around the Earth’ and the simultaneous landings of the boosters captured the world's attention!