Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis [Hardcover]
Item #: BOOK-LAST-LAUNCH
Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis [Hardcover] In a stunning photographic tribute to America’s space shuttle program, Last Launch is a tribute to America's Space Shuttle Program. Award Winning Author, Dan Winters was one of only a handful of photographers to whom NASA gave close-range access to photograph the last launches of Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. Positioning automatically controlled cameras at strategic points around the launch pad—some as close as seven hundred feet—he recorded images of take-offs that capture the incredible power and transcendent beauty of the blast that sends the shuttle hurtling into space. Winters also takes us on a visual tour of the shuttle as a marvel of technology—from the crew spaces with their complex instrumentation, to the massive engines that propelled the shuttle, to the enormous vehicle assembly building where the shuttles were prepared for flight.
About the Author:
Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, Dan Winters has had his photographs published in Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Time, Texas Monthly, Wired, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and many other national and international publications.
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: University of Texas Press (November 8, 2012)
- Language: English
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