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Crowdsourcing Mornings: NASA- Past And Present Dreams Of The Future

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Nine years in the making. Over 200 images of NASA’s most iconic objects, as you’ve never seen them before. One man’s lifetime obsession with space exploration and the achievements of NASA.
This is ‘NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future’, a new book to accompany the educational, experiential exhibition from photographer Benedict Redgrove, launching on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

With unprecedented access to NASA’s spacecraft, labs and facilities Redgrove has created a unique and powerful tribute to the pioneers of space exploration.  Redgrove spent five years negotiating and trust-building with NASA followed by four years of photography and production while holding down his day job.

It paid off, and he gained access to some of NASA’s most restricted areas and facilities allowing him to photograph objects rarely seem by the outside world. He went inside the Lunar Samples Lab to photograph the priceless moon rock collected on the Apollo missions, watched the sun set behind the International Space Station from the mission control room and entered the assembly rooms where the next generation of spacecraft are being built.

The result is a collection of intimate, finely-detailed images that allow that objects to tell their own story. Shot using digital backs on technical cameras, some images are made up from over 60 exposures to capture incredible detail. The images are then painstakingly retouched to remove them from their backgrounds, allowing them to be viewed without distraction.

As of August 6th, this project has raised $152,000 of their $190,702 goal. This project has 13 days left to raise the $190,702 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $146, you will get a signed edition of the book.  For a pledge of $279, you will get two books.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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