“Chakeres wanted to create images that were both majestic, symbolic, and gave the viewer a sense of what was required to fly such a complex piece of machinery and technology. The idea was to do more of a portrait of the Space Shuttle. He was intrigued by how its design created a unique looking vehicle, and its final form was determined by its function. Using the original Apple Macintosh computer, he designed remote camera triggering devices to start the motor driven cameras at the moment of launch. He also designed housings to protect the cameras from the harsh Florida environment.”
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