LRC Lunar Orbiter 5 (V-079H1) - NASA

LRC Lunar Orbiter 5 (V-079H1)

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LRC Lunar Orbiter 5 (V-079H1), 1967

38 degrees North Latitude and 167 degrees West Longitude.

Hidden far-side of the Moon. August 1st, 1967

Photo NASA, Original photography

Vintage, gelatin silver Print

61 x 51 cm / 20 x 24 inch

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    USA and URSS were opposed in a fierce competition: The Space Race. The Space Race was the odyssey of the 20th century . It started on 4 October 1957 with Sputnik 1, first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union. The next month, it was followed by the first animal to orbit the Earth, still by URSS. The missions and programs by Soviet Union and United-States kept on the rivalry. In this struggle, the NASA (National Aeronotics and Space Administration) played a leading role. This US independent agency was founded the 29th of July 1958 to be in charge of the civilian space program, aeronautics and aerospace research. Three key programs allowed USA to send the first man on the Moon:  Mercury (1958-1963) sent the first American in space, then, 25th may 1961, in the middle of the Cold War, John F. KENNEDY launched the  Apollo program (1961-1975). During his famous...

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Type : Black & White

Theme : Space

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