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Hasselblad & the Moon Landing OnJuly , as part of the Apollospace program, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people ever to set foot on the Moon Their iconic small steps were captured forever by the camera the astronauts carried with them the Hasselblad EL The remarkable images taken with this camera provide an enduring record of one of humankind s most extraordinary adventures but the development of the camera involved a great leap in technology that lasted almost as long as the space program itself The Hasselblad looks in detail at the experience of taking photographs on the Moon for the first time and reflects on the processing, preserving and legacy of those images, and the part they play in the enduring conspiracy theories that claim the Moon Landing to have been a grand hoax The second half of the book presents a commemorative album of photographs taken in space using the Hasselblad EL While the Apolloastronauts left their three cameras behind on the Moon, where they remain to this day, they brought back film magazines containing , 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, completing a beautiful commemorative guide to mark the th anniversary of one of humankind s most remarkable achievementsDebbie Ireland has spentyears working in photography, having held the positions of assistant curator of the Royal Photographic Society s archive and head of the AA World Travel picture library

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