• APOLLO EARTH RISE APOLLO EARTH RISE
  • CRESCENT EARTH CRESCENT EARTH
  • FULL EARTH, APOLLO 17 FULL EARTH, APOLLO 17
  • MOONRISE MOONRISE
  • HURRICANE ELENA HURRICANE ELENA
  • BETSIBOKA RIVER BETSIBOKA RIVER
  • UNBROKEN FOREST UNBROKEN FOREST
  • KAMCHATKA VOLCANO KAMCHATKA VOLCANO
  • GANGES RIVER GANGES RIVER
  • SAHARA DUNES SAHARA DUNES
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA MISSISSIPPI DELTA
  • AURORA AUSTRALIS AURORA AUSTRALIS
  • SPACE STATION MIR SPACE STATION MIR
  • SINAI PENINSULA SINAI PENINSULA
  • EURECA SATELITE EURECA SATELITE
  • AMAZON'S MOUTH AMAZON'S MOUTH
  • LUNAR ORBIT LUNAR ORBIT
  • ARMSTRONG & ALDRIN ARMSTRONG & ALDRIN
  • ALAN SHEPARD ALAN SHEPARD
  • LUNAR ROVER LUNAR ROVER
  • APOLLO 15, 1971 APOLLO 15, 1971
  • RETURN FORM THE MOON RETURN FORM THE MOON
  • LUNAR MODULE LUNAR MODULE
  • 30 DORADUS 30 DORADUS
  • ORBIT BOOK ORBIT BOOK
  • RESSMEYER & APT RESSMEYER & APT
  • NASA PHOTO LESSON NASA PHOTO LESSON
  • ACTIVE SUN & JET ACTIVE SUN & JET

 

Since 1980, Roger Ressmeyer has enjoyed unique access to NASA’s projects and photo libraries. “It’s been fun,” says Roger. “I’ve floated in the vomit comet (NASA’s aircraft that simulates weightlessness) and scuba dived with fully suited astronauts in NASA’s pools.” In 1991, at NASA’s request, Ressmeyer trained astronauts to improve their photos from space. The project resulted in the book “ORBIT – NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth.” For that project, NASA provided Ressmeyer and astronaut Jay Apt with unprecedented, never repeated access to NASA flight film. Roger is shown here with original film from Apollos 8 through 13.
© Roger Ressmeyer / Corbis
Roger Ressmeyer at NASA with the original moon flight film, 1996