Spent the day checking out a large volcanic area. NASA were here in the 60’s with buzz and Neil practicing the moon landings. They’re here now prepping for the mars landings! #iceland#askja#nasa#moonlandings
The twentieth century was the first to wake up to photographs of the day, the hour, the minute before. Amongst the billions of images produced, a significant few reappear time and again as definitive of their time.
This image is one of them, with Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong reflected in his visor, during the first lunar walk, their footprints visible in the alien dust.
📷: NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images | 21 July 1969
Today, the science community celebrates the 49th anniversary of the iconic and historical Apollo 11 moon landings. On this fateful day exactly 49 years ago, we stepped foot on another celestial body, and progressed our species to a level that has yet to be seen. —————————————————————————————
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1. We have cloned a human before. Some remote bunker in some Country... it's been done. We cloned a sheep... do you not think we cloned a Human by now. C'mon now.
2. It's very possible we have NOT been to the Moon. Do your own research on that, and Nasa has 100% faked previous missions. Footage easily duplicated.
3. We have cures to many dieseases now. Withheld from the public. Why? Because you don't cure people... you keep the cash flow coming in by keeping people tied to medications to keep them alive.
4. Religion is nothing more than a Psychological form of control to keep people in order and in check. Who has it right? The oldest? The one with most followers? Oh wait... the one that is unique which there is NONE. Basic scheme all borrowed over time very similar stories and principles. Be 'Good' be rewarded with Heaven. If you misbehave like a child, punished with Hell. (With all that being said I do believe in a superior entity on some level. Show me ONE accident that is this perfect? Our bodies, the ecosystem... Big bang, all an accident and evolution. Sure. Lol.) 5. Aliens exist. It's mathematically impossible for them NOT to exist. Infinite Universe? Infinite opportunities for there to be the SAME circumstances to support life? You gotta be dumb to not believe there is intelligent life out there. Whether we can be able to communicate with them is a whole other topic.
6. Time travel is not possible. Otherwise we would have been already visited by a future us. The future is always coming at us... there. So in some reality it would have already been mastered. Yet no visits? OR... it's too dangerous to meddle with the past. Disrupt the space time continuum or something along those lines.
Thoughts? I have more if you want. Great Podcast discussion lol. Actually I have went over a lot of this with previous guests/hosts. I will be silenced soon guys. Speaking too much truth. :p
Moon-gazing from the back garden. Taken with a Canon 750d and Sigma 150-600mm lens. Mare Tranquillitatis - the Sea of Tranquility - is the central dark patch near the top of the image. The landing site for Apollo 11 - Tranquility Base - is at the bottom edge of that. Can't get enough of gazing up at this beautiful object. Makes me imagine what it was like for those 12 men who have had the privilege to stand on its surface, from Neil Armstrong, to Eugene Cernan, and turn their eyes upon us, and see how insignificant we are in the vastness of space. "Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind."
We are pleased to announce, There Are No Launderettes in Space, No 5, 2017, by photographer, David Barrett, @ukstreet.photography is currently on display @johnlewisretail Community Hub, @grandcentralbirmingham until 26 June 2018.
These pictures were found deep inside my subconscious and reflect imagined 1960's childhood memories, aspirations and fears!
When I was five years old I wanted to be an astronaut and hoped that the aliens I encountered would be friendly; this was the era of Telstar, moon landings and optimism.
I thought I would grow up in a brighter better new world; childhood optimism?
When I look around me now I see a fractured decaying society and a breakdown of community values; whatever happened to our future?
Did we buy washing machines when we should have been building launderettes?
David is a formally educated photographer who has in the past followed a commercial photography career path. He now shoots the social landscape of England and enjoys full creative control of his self-initiated projects.
David has a passion for Street Photography and embraces the challenge of relying on nothing more than "the favourable conspiracies of serendipitous elements "! Join us at the John Lewis Community Hub, Grand Central, Birmingham, from 31 May to 26 June, to view our exhibition, Reclaiming Our Future.
View more of David's photography at www.ukstreet.photography
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