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Roland Miller | Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Roland Miller will read from and sign his new photography book, Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History. He will be joined by NASA writer and blogger, Bill Dunford.

Stenciled on many of the deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the evocative phrase "abandoned in place" indicates the structures that have been deserted. Some structures, too solid for any known method of demolition, stand empty and unused in the wake of the early period of US space exploration. Now Roland Miller's color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race.

Rapidly succumbing to the elements and demolition, most of the blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured in Abandoned in Place are located at secure military or NASA facilities with little or no public access. Some have been repurposed, but over half of the facilities photographed no longer exist. The haunting images collected here impart artistic insight while preserving an important period in history.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History  today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Abandoned in Place: Preserving America's Space History Cover Image
By Roland Miller, Roger D. Launius (Foreword by), Bob Thall (Prologue by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780826356253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 2016