Full Moon: Apollo Mission Photographs of the Lunar Landing
The Apollo space program to “land a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth” started as President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to Americans, but it became one of the greatest achievements in human culture. The Apollo program required extraordinary leadership, courage, and expense. It also required the imagination of dreamers. Though born from the adversarial political climate of the Cold War, Apollo grew from the wonder and majesty of the human quest to visit other worlds. In these photographs, which encircle the Rose Center, artist and landscape photographer Michael Light has captured this majesty with his selection and digital processing of film masters from the NASA photographic archive.