Andy Saunders is a best-selling British author, science writer, and one of the world's foremost experts of NASA digital restoration. His photographic work has been exhibited internationally and regularly makes headlines in the world press. His remastered images have also been utilised by NASA and reside in their own archives.
Saunders graduated from Loughborough University in 1996. After a career in logistics and management consultancy, he began renovating properties and continued his passion for photography. A lifelong Apollo obsessive, he then found a way to unite two of his passions by restoring the old film footage from the golden era of human space exploration.
In 2019 Andy produced the only clear, recognisable image of Neil Armstrong on the Moon, for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. He went on to reveal life on board the stricken Apollo 13 mission, and in 2021 found Alan Shepard’s golf ball on the lunar surface - finally revealing how far the shot went, half a century after the event. Later his imaging work and analysis helped to solve one of NASA’s most enduring mysteries, by determining the most likely cause of the sinking of Gus Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, 60 years after the world’s third spaceflight; finally vindicating Grissom.
His Apollo Remastered project - curating and digitally remastering/ restoring the best of 35,000 photographs taken during Project Apollo, utilising the original film for the first time, spanned several years and 10,000 hours of image processing. The project became a book and was an instant Sunday Times Bestseller in the UK, and became the highest-grossing photography book of the last 20 years.
Saunders is a regular contributor to science-based media and appears on TV, radio, and as a guest speaker at events to discuss the history of spaceflight, photography and digital image enhancement / restoration.