The story goes while mining for gemstones in the burkle crater of the Indian Ocean, Hoover listened to the Apollo 11 Moon landing from her tiny radio shack 12,500 feet below the surface of the Earth. Hoover was determined, in that moment, to dedicate her life to fellow explorers. She believed technology, in an increasingly divided world, could help us overcome great geographic distances. Hoover created the American Interterrestrial Society, a non-profit organization that supports fellow explorers through funding, research, and libraries and archives located in the Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. I was approached by the current Director of AIS, Hoover’s granddaughter several years ago after being introduced at a meeting for the Explorer’s Club in NYC. I am honored to have AIS include my images and objects in their archives.
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