‘Abandoned In Place’ Chronicles Long-Neglected Aspects of U.S. Space History
By Bruce Dorminey, Forbes.com // April 29, 2023
documents more than 60 years of U.S. space history
Large swaths of America’s space heritage have literally been left to rot at the launch pad as is poignantly made clear in Abandoned In Place, a new book that chronicles long-neglected and largely forgotten aspects of U.S. space history.
Author Roland Miller’s oversized collection of photos and essays documents some 60 years of U.S. space history mostly at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Abandoned In Place: Preserving America’s Space History includes coverage of both early U.S. Air Force and Army test launches as well as NASA ’s first tentative steps with the Apollo program.
The book photos chronicle a collection of largely forgotten American space technology; what the uninitiated might deem arcane.
The title is taken from the stenciled-on painted phrase — “Abandoned in Place” at deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which basically means the structures have been deserted.
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