‘Past and Present Dreams of the Future’ is a collaborative project between WIRED UK and photographer Benedict Redgrove.
Over six years, Redgrove has captured everything from Apollo-era space suits, space shuttle Atlantis and the huge Vehicle Assembly Building and Nasa’s latest experiments with the robot Valkyrie R5 and Boeing’s Starliner capsule.
The project began in 2010 but will carry on to include the launch of Nasa’s new SLS rocket in 2018. That will be followed by an exhibition of Redgrove’s images in 2018/2019.
WIRED UK has published a 16-page portfolio of Redgrove’s work on this project to date inits November issue. The pictures are accompanied by an essay by Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees. The project is also featured on Wired.co.uk.
Redgrove says: “To me, there is no other organisation in the world that is more progressive, more exciting or stands more for the betterment of mankind and peace than Nasa. In my opinion, it’s the greatest institution in the world. It involves, science, art, design, engineering, manufacturing, passion, belief, education, information, creation, technology. Always moving forward, always seeking answers and finding them, then asking more questions. They educate us, inform us not only about the universe but about our planet too, and pass down technologies into our everyday lives.”