BAF Room 65#02, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana, 2007
Growing up a stonesthrow from Johnson Space Center in Houston, I've always had a special place in my heart for all things related to the space race. French photographer Vincent Fournier has spent the last decade documenting the fact and fiction of space programs from around the world including Guiana, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Norway and the United States. We love his incredible images capturing the sometimes tenuous relationship between man and machine, built structures and the natural landscape. Check out some of our favorite images and travel with Fournier and VBS.tv (after the jump) to NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the last shuttle launch.
Russian ISS, Star City, Russia, 2007 Baikounur City #2, International School of Space, Kazakhstan, 2011 Insat 4B Satellite, Guiana Space Center, 2007Insat 4B Satellite, Guiana Space Center, 2007 House Searchers, Caussol Observatory, France, 2006House Searchers, Caussol Observatory, France, 2006 Space Shuttle Discovery following removing of Forward Reaction Control System Module, Orbiter Process Facility Bay 2, KSC, 2011 Sokol Space Suit #2, London, 2009 Kjell Henriksen Observatory #01, Svalbard, Norway, 2010 Apollo Control Room, KSC, USA, 2006 General Boris V, Star City, Russia 2007 MDRS#14, Mars Society, USA, 2008
In case you missed it, we mentioned the Suited for Space exhibition organized by the Smithsonian and currently on show at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.