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Full Moon (1999) In 1969, when Apollo 11 touched down on the decidedly un-cheeselike surface of the moon, the moment seemed almost too historically enormous to...Full Moon (1999) In 1969, when Apollo 11 touched down on the decidedly un-cheeselike surface of the moon, the moment seemed almost too historically enormous to...1999-07-23

In 1969, when Apollo 11 touched down on the decidedly un-cheeselike surface of the moon, the moment seemed almost too historically enormous to be real. Except for the astronauts who made the voyage, the sheer scope of this “giant leap for mankind” was limited to grainy, jumpy images on TV. But now, thanks to this gorgeous and hallucinatory collection of NASA photographs from Apollo missions 1-17, the magnitude of our conquest finally comes into sharp focus. In Michael Light’s Full Moon you’ll find hauntingly shadowy black-and-white moonscapes, breathtakingly serene vistas of our own tiny azure marble viewed from space, and even a few giddy snapshots of Apollo’s space cowboys frolicking in their zero-gravity sandbox. A treasure. A