Everyone has spent time looking up at the stars on a dark night and wondered what else is out there, what secrets are yet to be reveiled. We as a species are finally at a point where we have the capability to start exploring and answer some of the questions that we have asked ourselves.

Granada Gallery is proud to unveil a collection of genuine photographs showcasing the history of humanity as a spacefaring civilization. The actual images, at full resolution and quality, live up to the magnitude of their role in the lunar surface-mapping program, the major first step in orchestrating the moon landing. 

The picture above is a photo of the Earth from the Thermosphere taken by a camera attached to a V2 rocket in 1946. One of the earliest photographs taken of earth from the Thermosphere. Wernher von Braun, a German American aerospace engineer (often called the father of rocket science) moved to the United States after WW2 and used the V2 rockets he invented to further global understanding of space travel. Silver gelatin print on matte fibre paper, printed by September 2, 1953

Below you can find a collection of original pictures and a corresponding text in the "All you need to know" section.



"Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Michael Collins remained with the command and service modules in lunar orbit."

As one of the most recognizable photographs of the 20th century, it is a beautiful representation of humanity’s curiosity that even extends beyond our own planet. Human drive for advancement and dedication to explore.

This photo was printed before the additional sky above Aldrin was “added”. The original photograph of Buzz Aldrin posing on the moon with the leg of the Eagle Lander in the foreground.

One of the most recognizable and important photographs ever taken is a testament to human innovation and the heights we can reach when we dare to explore.

The Apollo missions, including Apollo 11, contributed significantly to our understanding of the Moon's geology and provided valuable scientific data. Aldrin's activities on the lunar surface, including deploying experiments, added to this body of knowledge.

The Apollo 11 mission specifically was a pivotal event in the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Landing on the Moon demonstrated technological prowess and showcased the U.S.'s capability in space exploration.

Vintage color print on semi-matte fibre paper, printed in 1969