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How We Saw the Moon: Top Ten Apollo Images

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On February 26, 2016, we opened our latest exhibition of imagery, A New Moon Rises, in our Art Gallery. These stunning images of our largest satellite show, with amazing clarity, our nearest planetary neighbor. But not nearly as clearly as the Apollo astronauts saw it. Here is my top ten list of the most amazing   …Continue Reading


And Then the Curator Asks, “What’s a Tumblr?”

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One subtheme of the Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extravehicular Activity exhibition is the connection between the photography of spacewalking and art. We even hosted a special event in February featuring the photographer Michael Soluri and spacewalker John Grunsfeld to talk about how those two expressive visual methods came together during the STS-125 servicing   …Continue Reading


A Blending of Photography and X-Ray

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While spacesuit curator Amanda Young and I were routinely working on photographing the space suits, she was telling me that after a series of test x-rays were taken of the smaller objects such as gloves, boots, and helmets, she wanted to have a whole spacesuit X-rayed. She asked my advice on how the radiologist, Roland   …Continue Reading


The Howard Levy Photography Collection

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The Archives of the National Air and Space Museum holds two million images in various photographic formats, covering the breadth and depth of the history of aviation and space flight. One of the strengths of our collection is commercial aviation photography, and two of our most sought-out photographic collections are the Rudy Arnold Photo Collection   …Continue Reading