When you think of NASA and our current rush to the stars, images of shiny Mars rovers or a speeding ISS come to mind. But the ghostly remnants of the United States’ space race still remains and photographer and professor Roland Miller has spend decades documenting their slow deterioration.

His book, titled Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History, features color photographs of NASA, Air Force, and Military facilities over more than 20 years, and half of the facilities photographed for the book no longer exist. Roland helped fund his project through Kickstarter and is now selling the book through the University of New Mexico Press. These are just a few stunning shots from the collection. You can see even more great photos over at The Guardian as well.

Mobile Service Tower Platforms, Atlas Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 2005.
Gantry, Launch Umbilical Tower, and Ramp, Atlas Launch Complex 13, Cap Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1992.
Telemetry Receivers, Strip Chart Recorders, and Tape Recorders, Redstone Launch Complex 26 Blockhouse, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 2000.
Launch Control Room, Titan 11 ICBM Silo 395-C, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1995.
Launch Ring, Launch Complex 34, Apollo Saturn, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1990.
Apollo 1 Fire Commemorative Blockhouse Service, Launch Complex 34, Apollo Saturn, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, January 27, 1994.
Launch Pad and Gantry with Hermes A-1 Rocket, V2 Launch Complex 33, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 2006.

[University of New Mexico Press via The Guardian]

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Top Image: Sunrise, Atlas Launch Complex 13, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1992.


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