Fascinating Photos Take You Behind the Scenes of Hubble
J Thoendell stashed this in Space
FEW PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE had the access and the quality time to explore the restricted worlds of high-profile human spaceflight missions. It’s hard to even speak to the people who work on the shuttle, let alone enter the guarded astronaut culture. So it’s lucky for us (and the rest of the world) that photographer Michael Soluri managed to secure three years of access to document the astronaut crew, labor force, and one-of-a-kind tools that framed the last (and the riskiest) shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. “Space history was unfolding and I wanted to discover the art, craft, and humanity in human and robotic spaceflight before the shuttle era came to an end,” says Soluri.