Since the beginning of history, mankind has dreamed of soaring above his planet and recording his impressions. Others dreamed of a journey to the Moon, to the other planets, and indeed to the stars. NASA cameras have changed the dreams to stark reality. Space photography is not only striking in beauty, but also permits us to unlock many of the secrets of our universe.
Richard W. Underwood,
"Keynote Address: Photography From Space", Proc. SPIE 0497, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics II, (2 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944479; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944479