Hasselblad & the moon landing
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people ever to set foot on the Moon, their iconic "small steps" captured forever by the camera the astronauts carried with them: the Hasselblad 500EL. This book looks at the history of the Apollo 11 mission through the lens of the Hasselblad, while narrating the parallel challenge to create a camera that could work on the Moon. It considers the cameras used, and the photographs captured, during the Space Race between Russia and America; looks at the experience of taking photographs on the Moon for the first time; and reflects on the legacy of those images, and their part in the enduring Moon Landing conspiracy theories. The second half of the book presents a commemorative album of photographs taken in space using the Hasselblad 500EL. While the Apollo 11 astronauts left their three cameras behind on the Moon, where they remain to this day, they brought back film magazines containing 1,400 photographs. A selection of the finest of these is shown alongside the mission timeline and transcripts of the conversations between the astronauts and mission control at Houston.
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History -- Pictorial works.
Hasselblad camera -- History.
Moon -- Exploration.
|Publisher|| Lewes, East Sussex :2018
|Other Titles|| Hasselblad and the moon landing
1964- writer of foreword.
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 93) and index.