Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and concep tual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early mileston es of the US exploration of space. Begun in 1948 using the most powerful te lescope in the world\, the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey was the first sys tematic attempt of photograph and catalogue the visible universe. The resul ting 1\,870 plates took ten years to complete\, and are some of the most te chnically advanced prints ever made. Project Echo was the first manmade obj ect photographed in space. Hastily conceived as NASA's first response to Sp utnik\, Echo I was an inflatable Mylar sphere 100 feet in diameter\, a comm unications satellite whose primary mission was to be visible to the naked e ye. Photos of Echo began appearing in the US press almost immediately after its launch in 1960. Meanwhile\, models of Echo\, called "the most beautifu l object ever put in space\," were exhibited at the US Capitol\, and at Wor ld's Fairs throughout the 1960s.

Greg Alle n is a writer and filmmaker based in Washington DC. He has publish ed his art writings in Cabinet magazine and The New York Times \, and on his blog\, the maki ng of\, since 2001. Allen published Canal Zone Richard Prince Yes Rasta : Collected Court Documents from Cariou v. Prince\, in 2011\, and exhi bited paintings at both Postmasters Gallery and Printed Matter in 2012.

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