Claim: (emphasis mine) Astronaut Michael Collins published a book in 1974 "Carrying the Fire". In the book there is a photo of what appears to be Collins floating in space. The only place this photo is found is in this book. There is no caption accompanying the photo. note: It is very obvious and undisputed that the [photoshopped] photo originated from this photo: Original NASA pic: The original photo is ALSO in the book. And the caption reads: "The zer0-G airplane-sickening!" https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22243662718#&gid=1&pid=4 And Michael Collins states in the book: "One of the great disappointments of the flight was the fact that there were no photos of my space walk" google books link It is fun to note that in 1975 a London based publisher, W.H. ALLEN reprinting the book, took the artistic representation even further by sticking it on the dust jacket: https://www.abebooks.com/9780491016032/Carrying-Fire-Astronauts-Journeys-Michael-0491016034/plp So to summarize: *I can find zero evidence that NASA, Collins or any of the publishers ever claimed this was an authentic photo OR was a photo of his spacewalk. There is zero evidence that NASA had any involvement at all. * Collins tells us in the very book the photo originated from that "there were no photos of my spacewalk" *The original photo is also in the book.