?Enjoy this treasure . . . it is timeless and enduring?for it is doubtful that humans will again, for decades to come, collect in situ photographs of the moon and its beautiful features.??David Scott, Commander, Apollo missions 9 and 15
Walking on the Moon features beautifully restored photographs of the Apollo missions, the result of years of painstaking effort by Olivier de Goursac, a world-renowned specialist in space imagery. De Goursac viewed all eighteen thousand photographs taken during the Apollo lunar missions, selecting images, assembling panoramas, and, for the first time ever, correcting each photograph for perspective and color. The result is a visual record that is as close as possible to what the astronauts really saw on their historic voyages. Never released before in the United States, these breathtaking photographs reveal a new wealth of detail experienced previously only by a select group of astronauts. Walking on the Moon invites viewers to walk alongside the astronauts and discover the moon?s mysterious landscapes.
Born in France, Olivier de Goursac is a widely recognized specialist in space imagery. He is often asked by NASA scientists to use his imaging skills to produce moon, Mars, and planetary images for official presentations. He acts as outreach manager for Mars automatic missions of the French section of the Mars Society. De Goursac is the author of Visions of Mars.
James Garvin is scientific director of NASA?s Goddard Space Flight Center.
David Scott was commander of Apollo missions 9 and 15, and the first person to drive on the moon in the lunar-roving vehicle.