AO "Original Pilot" Sunglasses

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Newly updated and retooled to a higher tolerance, with improved lens coatings, 24 karat gold plating, and a nicer, serviceable nose pad design. 

Also includes a microfiber blueprint cleaning cloth and beautiful faux leather carrying case.  

Offered here are the sunglasses worn on Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, complete with authentically reproduced markings!

    These sunglasses are official American Optical "Original Pilot" sunglasses as worn on every early NASA mission, and on the Moon, in their original Apollo configuration: 

    • 52mm Gold plated frames
    • Bayonet Temples
    • Green SkyMaster Glass Lenses*
    • Replica Apollo-era NASA part and serial numbers stamped on the right temple.

    *SkyMaster Glass lenses offer superior clarity and scratch resistance. Chromatically tuned green tint provides true color perception for natural vision.

    • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    • Anti-reflective backside coating
    • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
    • Distortion-free for optical clarity

    These are THE SAME original sunglasses issued to NASA Astronauts USAF pilots, Naval Aviators, and more, from 1958 onward.  Still made today by American Optical in the USA. 

    These frames are able to take your regular glasses prescription, just bring them to your local optometrist! 


    Luna Replicas is proud to offer these sun glasses as an American Optical Authorized Dealer Partner.  


    Customer Reviews

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Dan Oldja
    Truly a spectacle

    Touching these glasses for the first time, was a moment long awaited. When you hold a pair of these sunglasses in your hands, you’re not only holding a highly robust and functional piece of equipment, you’re holding a truly unmatched and unprecedented recreation of spaceflight history. These glasses, from the moment you pull them out of their packaging, assert themselves strongly with the simple, yet functional design of classic aviator glasses. The electroplated outer layer of gold, gives the pair of glasses a healthy warmth, with the weighty green glass lenses accenting them perfectly with a look that isn’t too gaudy or brazen. The glasses are truly the same ones worn by the astronauts through history, recreated in breathtaking fidelity with no holdback on detailing or craftsmanship. I am thoroughly impressed with my pair of these glasses and they will be my daily drivers for as long as they run. As for the common inquiry about facial fatigue through having the more hefty, true glass lenses, I can happily say that I haven’t experienced any facial fatigue at all yet, while wearing them. These glasses are an absolute must-have for any space enthusiast or collector, and I whole heartedly give these glasses a 10/10, 5 stars.

    Pony Horton
    I wish I could give 6 stars!!!!

    I recently received my Luna Replicas AO NASA dark glasses, and I had something happen I wanted to share.

    I was getting into my car. My NASA AO dark glasses I got from you were in my shirt pocket, and as I got in, they fell out unbeknownst to me.

    I close the car door and feel a CRUNCH and the door won't close all the way.

    I open it to see my new dark glasses sitting in the door frame where I had just unwittingly crushed them.

    BUT when I grabbed them, they were FINE! No crunch, no dents, not even a scratch! These are WELL-MADE dark glasses with real GLASS lenses and VERY STURDY frames. I've never worn a better pair of shades.

    Awesome sunglasses

    I received my sunglasses and all I can say is “Wow”. I love my sunglasses and the lunas réplicas customer service is one of the best I ever see. Super fast shipping.

    The coolest sunglasses I own!

    You can’t help but feel like sort of a badass with these sunglasses on. There’s nothing like sporting a vintage style pair of true aviators to complete a great look. Excellent quality and construction.

    Ulrich Mellenthin
    N°1 quality

    Best Glases i ever had...wear also some RB but this one it cult pure!!! Thanks again for delivery,it needs a long time to Germany ,but it arrived as well !