The Delineation of Space

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin wrote in his autobiography that, “there is no haze (in space). Delineations are quite sharp.” Apollo 11-ba2deecc7e81604211927bec8accefee6398693a-s6-c30In other words, with no atmosphere in space, there is nothing to obscure. This begs the question: Does a story set in space also lose its atmosphere? 6536_introAnd the characters? What happens to them without any haziness?