Remembering the past
Roland Miller is the dean of Communication Arts, Humanities, and Fine Arts at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Miller has been photographing the United States space program for more than 25 years. He contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
"Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History" (UNM Press, 2016) is a photographic exploration of the U.S. space-launch and research sites that were crucial in the early period of space exploration. The photos portray one of the most historic and technical adventures of the last century — from America's first unmanned flights beyond the atmosphere to landing men on the moon. The book serves not only as a documentary body of work, but also as an artistic interpretation of these historic sites, preserving a vanishing era in both the space race and the cold war. (Read Miller's essay at: Abandoned Awe: Old Space Sites Should Inspire Exploration (Op-Ed))
Abandoned in Place-Peace
Detail, NASA Logo
Mercury Mission Control Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida 2009
Apollo Saturn V F1 Engine Cluster Diptych
Flooded Room beneath Pad 19
Mobile Service Tower Platforms
Pressure Gauge Panel
Rocket Fuel Handler Suit
Launch Pad and Gantry with Hermes A-1 Rocket
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