‘Outer Space’ – Since 2012 Thomas Rusch participates and follows the “outer space” project of Michael Najjar, a Berlin based artist. Together they visited international space facilities and took part in cosmonaut training units. Thomas Rusch is documenting this unique artistic project on film and photography under water, on parable flights and other unusual locations.
Stair Trails photographed from the International Spaces Station / Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.” Find more great images here
Black and white photograph of the boosters of an Apollo-Rocket at the Kennedy Space Center, Orlando, Florida / photographed by Peter Bongard
Scientists study the phases of the moon on lunar models in preparation for an eventual manned flight to moon. Photograph by Fritz Goro