Unpublished V I N T A G E N A S A P H O T O G R A P H S
The launch of the second collection of vintage NASA prints from vintagenasaphotographs.com - new website which was launched in September. images are previously unpublished with some unusual and exceptional iconic shots.
NASA produced master duplicates of all negatives after each mission, while the originals were locked away in cold store. From the master duplicates photographs were printed and distributed for the use of NASA’s own scientists and public relations department. In subsequent years, NASA destroyed many of these original prints as they were archived on the internet and true vintage prints are subsequently hard to find. Vintage NASA photographs are not ‘editioned’ in any conventional sense, and there is an unknown but certainly finite number of them in open circulation.
Photo shows: William Anders, The near full earth, the first ever seen by man, Apollo 8, December 1968