Roland Miller

Orbital Planes: A Personal Vision of the Space Shuttle

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Foreword by Denis Defibaugh. Text by Roland Miller


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Orbital Planes: A Personal Vision of the Space Shuttle' is Roland Miller’s intimate photographic view of the Space Shuttle Program. A unique collection of imagery, the book explores the Space...

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  • ISBN: 9788862087599
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 200
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Release: March 2022
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Orbital Planes: A Personal Vision of the Space Shuttle' is Roland Miller’s intimate photographic view of the Space Shuttle Program. A unique collection of imagery, the book explores the Space Shuttle orbiters—both inside and out—along with related facilities including rocket engine test sites, solid rocket booster and external tank manufacturing facilities, orbiter manufacturing and maintenance facilities, launch sites, and more. He began his focused work for 'Orbital Planes' in 2008 and continued for the duration of the Space Shuttle Program through the decommissioning of the orbiters. 'Orbital Planes' is part artistic invention, part space archaeology, and part historic documentation. Detailed imagery describes the distinctive design and engineering of these spacecraft and the facilities where they were maintained and launched. The drama and danger of spaceflight are seen in the wear and tear visible on the Space Shuttle orbiters. The book also chronicles the story of Miller’s interactions with Space Shuttle workers and the impacts of the Challenger and Columbia accidents.

Roland Miller, a Chicago native, taught photography at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, for 14 years, where he began photographing nearby NASA launch sites. In 2016, Miller’s project, Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History (University of New Mexico Press), documented the deactivated and repurposed space launch and test facilities around the United States. In 2017, he started the project entitled Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station (Damiani, 2020). His pictures are part of permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois and the NASA Art Collection in Washington, DC.

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  • Description

    Orbital Planes: A Personal Vision of the Space Shuttle' is Roland Miller’s intimate photographic view of the Space Shuttle Program. A unique collection of imagery, the book explores the Space Shuttle orbiters—both inside and out—along with related facilities including rocket engine test sites, solid rocket booster and external tank manufacturing facilities, orbiter manufacturing and maintenance facilities, launch sites, and more. He began his focused work for 'Orbital Planes' in 2008 and continued for the duration of the Space Shuttle Program through the decommissioning of the orbiters. 'Orbital Planes' is part artistic invention, part space archaeology, and part historic documentation. Detailed imagery describes the distinctive design and engineering of these spacecraft and the facilities where they were maintained and launched. The drama and danger of spaceflight are seen in the wear and tear visible on the Space Shuttle orbiters. The book also chronicles the story of Miller’s interactions with Space Shuttle workers and the impacts of the Challenger and Columbia accidents.


  • The author

    Roland Miller, a Chicago native, taught photography at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, for 14 years, where he began photographing nearby NASA launch sites. In 2016, Miller’s project, Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History (University of New Mexico Press), documented the deactivated and repurposed space launch and test facilities around the United States. In 2017, he started the project entitled Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station (Damiani, 2020). His pictures are part of permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois and the NASA Art Collection in Washington, DC.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.