When future renowned photographer Benedict Redgrove was just 11 years old he watched the launched of the first Atlantis shuttle mission in 1981, and that “started my obsession with space and NASA. Seeing Atlantis was like meeting your childhood hero, but better. I felt like I was having a religious experience.” Almost half a century and a career later, Redgrove launched a coffee table book–NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future–that celebrates everything NASA with unprecedented access and released in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Almost a decade in the making, this book details one man’s lifetime obsession with all things space and NASA in ways they’ve never been documented before. As Redgrove puts it, “I wanted to explore the reaction we have to these machines and objects when we see them in fine detail, and what they mean to us as human beings.” NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future clocks in at an impressive 11.6″ x 14.7″ with almost 400 pages (380 to be exact) that include over 200 images and weighs in at just over 11 pounds.