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WIRED and photographer Benedict Redgrove go inside Nasa

Making use of unprecedented access to Nasa, photographer Benedict Redgrove has produced a stunning series of images documenting Nasa technology. The images are published in a 16-page feature in November’s WIRED UK

‘Past and Present Dreams of the Future’ is a collaborative project between WIRED UK and photographer Benedict Redgrove.

Nasa's Valkyrie Humanoid, AKA R5. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Nasa’s Valkyrie Humanoid, AKA R5. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Robonaut R2 hand. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Robonaut R2 hand. Wired UK/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.

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Apollo-era space suit glove. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
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Nasa’s Crawler Transporter. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
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Space Shuttle Atlantis front thrusters. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove

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.

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The current EMU Space Suit torso and helmet. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Lunar Rover training vehicle. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Lunar Rover training vehicle. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Boeing Starliner's Inner Core. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
Boeing Starliner’s Inner Core. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove

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.”

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Saturn V Stage Two Rocketdyne J1 motors. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove
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Space Shuttle Atlantis Rocket Motors. Wired UK/Benedict Redgrove

See more of Benedict Redgrove‘s work here. The Nasa story can be viewed on WIRED UK’s website here

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