A photographic journey to the Moon and back, drawn from NASA's 32,000 pictures from the Apollo missions. For the first time NASA has allowed 900 of the "master" negatives and transparencies to be taken offsite for electronic scanning so as to produce the sharpest images of space that we have ever seen.
From this selection, Michael Light has distilled a single composite journey beginning with the launch, followed by a walk in space, an orbit of the Moon, a lunar landing and exploration and a return to Earth with an orbit and splash-down. Five enormous gatefold panoramas show the extraordinary lunar landscape in stunning clarity.
These photographs reveal not only the hardware of lunar exploration in exquisite detail but also the profound aesthetics of space in what could be described as the ultimate landscape photography. You start to experience them with a sense of the accompanying disorientation and excitement that the astronauts themselves would have felt.
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, it is a milestone publication for the millennium.