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This Collection Of Photos Shows The Rusted Past Of The US Space Race

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Image Cache: When you think of NASA and our current rush to the stars, images of shiny Mars rovers or a speeding ISS come to mind. But the ghostly remnants of the United States’ space race still remains and photographer and professor Roland Miller has spend decades documenting their slow deterioration.

Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo’s Image Cache here.

His book, titled Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History, features colour photographs of NASA, Air Force and Military facilities over more than 20 years, and half of the facilities photographed for the book no longer exist. Roland helped fund his project through Kickstarter and is now selling the book through the University of New Mexico Press. These are just a few stunning shots from the collection. You can see even more great photos over at The Guardian as well.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Mobile Service Tower Platforms, Atlas Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 2005.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Gantry, Launch Umbilical Tower, and Ramp, Atlas Launch Complex 13, Cap Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1992.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Telemetry Receivers, Strip Chart Recorders, and Tape Recorders, Redstone Launch Complex 26 Blockhouse, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 2000.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Launch Control Room, Titan 11 ICBM Silo 395-C, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1995.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Launch Ring, Launch Complex 34, Apollo Saturn, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1990.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Apollo 1 Fire Commemorative Blockhouse Service, Launch Complex 34, Apollo Saturn, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, January 27, 1994.

This Collection of Photos Shows the Rusted Past of the US Space Race

Launch Pad and Gantry with Hermes A-1 Rocket, V2 Launch Complex 33, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 2006.

[University of New Mexico Press via The Guardian]

Top Image: Sunrise, Atlas Launch Complex 13, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1992.


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