Detritus From a Dream
February 29, 2008 8:37 AM   Subscribe

Shaun O'Boyle recently returned from Cape Canaveral where he photographed the artifacts of the early space program. They are part of the Modern Ruins site (previously, previously, and previously) which is a great place to waste an afternoon.
posted by Toekneesan (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Very nice. The photos of Launch Complex 34 are especially heart-wrenching.
posted by brownpau at 8:48 AM on February 29, 2008

Great photos. The space program was the great adventure of my teenage years; thanks for this post.
posted by languagehat at 9:02 AM on February 29, 2008

I visited KSC last February, and the pictures of the bottom of the Saturn V rocket do not do justice to its immense size. You can walk directly under the length of it too. I think he took some kind of very special tour, becuase we took one of the more expensive ones out to the Shuttle pads and we weren't allowed to get out and walk around like they did.

Cool pics though!
posted by Big_B at 9:52 AM on February 29, 2008

(a) Cute that Barbara (I Dream of Jeannie; concubine of astronaut Tony Nelson, of course) Eden features prominently in the "Distinguished Visitors" case; and (b) I really like the fact this collection is all b/w.

I realize the foregoing is right up there with "LOL This is sooooooo kewl dude!" in terms of content, but maybe if you read it twice it will develop more weight. So.. um... thanks very much for these. (Repeat)
posted by Mike D at 9:59 AM on February 29, 2008

"Launch? Not 'launch'! I said 'lunch'!" (Excellent pics, thanks!)
posted by steef at 10:16 AM on February 29, 2008

More Space Archaeology and the woman behind it.
posted by Rumple at 10:56 AM on February 29, 2008

I hate to say it, but these are really just pictures from the sites on the tour. They're nice, but nothing too special. I will be further perusing his site though, as I like the overall theme.
posted by kiltedtaco at 1:42 PM on February 29, 2008

Great find, Toe-k!
posted by Dizzy at 9:00 AM on March 1, 2008

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