Moonshots: 50 Years Of Nasa Space Exploration Seen Through Hasselblad Cameras

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Hardcover | October 1, 2017

Moonshots: 50 Years Of Nasa Space Exploration Seen Through Hasselblad Cameras by Piers Bizony
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Moonshotspresents stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA's archives - taken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using high resolution Hasselblad cameras.

In December 1968, thecrew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earthhanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space. The social and spiritual shock of that photograph—and those which followed—never fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, including the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.

Moonshotsis thedefinitive photographic chronicleof NASA space exploration—a giant slipcased book featuring more than200 remarkable photographsfrom that eventful era created almost exclusively on large-format Hasselblad cameras. Though a number of these images have been reproduced in books and magazines over the years, one attribute of this incredible collection has seldom been exploited: thesheer size and resolution of the photography. Aerospace author Piers Bizony scoured NASA's archives of Hasselblad film frames to assemble the space fan's ultimate must-have book—a gorgeous large-format hardcover presented in a heavy slipcase with die-cuts to represent the phases of the moon.

This resulting volume extracts a stunning selection of photographs captured by astronauts using Hasselblad equipment, many of them seldom previously published, let alone in such a lavish package. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of this amazing collection, but equally fabulous images fromprecursor Gemini missionsare also featured, along with later photographs chroniclingSpace Shuttle missionsand even the construction of the International Space Station.
Piers Bizonyis an experienced multimedia professional who has written about science and the history of technology for a wide variety of publishers worldwide, and has undertaken major projects for the media departments at NASA and ESA. He has also gained substantial experience within the film and television industries. The author of Qua...
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Title:Moonshots: 50 Years Of Nasa Space Exploration Seen Through Hasselblad CamerasFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 12.75 X 12.5 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 12.75 X 12.5 X 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760352623

ISBN - 13:9780760352625

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