Richard Gordon (American, b. 1929)
The Nile River and the Red Sea from Space, Gemini 11, September 1966. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 11 x 14 in. (27.7 x 35.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor wear at corners of sheet.
N.B. 'It is somewhat paradoxical that man's new ability to fly above the atmosphere and voyage in space has provided him with a new and valuable way to appreciate his Earth,' observed NASA administrator George M. Low. 'From orbital altitudes the eye and lens do not see the emotions and passions that daily concern mankind on the surface. Economic, political, and sociological tensions are invisible. But the changes that both natural and human forces bring about on the Earth's surface can best be grasped from the respectful distances inherent in Earth orbits' (NASA SP-250, p. IV.V). The NASA negative number is S-66-54531.
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