The moon landings may have been the finest moment in human history, and now you can see every last detail in a stunning new book set to be published by Particular Books, under Penguin Random House, which will feature “extraordinary” restored images taken from the NASA archives by photographer and image restorer Andy Saunders. The book will give readers the ultimate insight into the space missions that saw humanity reach the stars.
Called Apollo Remastered, this book will be the most detailed way to view NASA’s archive of photos without having been there yourself.
The publisher stated: “In a frozen vault in Houston sits the original NASA photographic film of the Apollo missions. Almost every single image of the Moon landings publicly seen has been a lower quality copy of these frozen originals. Over the past few years image restorer Andy Saunders has been taking newly available digital scans, and applied painstaking care and cutting-edge enhancement techniques to create the highest quality Apollo photographs ever produced. Never-before-seen spacewalks and crystal-clear portraits of astronauts in their spacecraft, along with startling new visions of the earth and the moon, provide an astounding new insight into one of humankind’s greatest endeavours. This is the definitive record of all Apollo missions and a mesmerising, high definition journey into the unknown.”
As The Bookseller reports, Saunders is one of the world’s foremost experts of NASA digital restoration, Saunders’ work has been featured on the likes of the BBC, Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine, as well as NASA’s archives.
“It’s a privilege to be able to work on such incredible photographs from a defining era,” said Saunders. “We typically see low quality transfers of this analogue film, many generations from the original. In going back to the original flight film from the cameras, and applying the latest digital processing techniques, and time and effort, we can now bring out detail as never before. I can’t think of any film in existence that is more deserving of this level of care and effort.”
Publishing director at Penguin Press, Casiana Ionita, added: “Looking at hundreds of photos that have been expertly remastered by Andy Saunders has immensely brightened these past few months. Andy has an extraordinary ability to help us see things anew – not just outer space but also all the tiny details that made it possible for human beings to go on the Apollo missions. These photos genuinely make you feel like you are there with them in the spacecraft and on the moon.”
Apollo Remastered is set to be published in the Autumn of 2022.