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Thousands of High-Res Pictures with NASA’s Apollo Missions Are Now Online

Yes, we have been on the moon. Yes, there have been countless space missions that have taken our entire view of what is out there to a whole new level. And yes, we are getting closer and closer to real space exploration. But seeing some of these successful historic journeys in high resolution, that is how you get people’s interest and support for the cause.
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 140/E - EVA-3 bun 27 photos
Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 14/B - Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth CoastApollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flight 2Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flight 3Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flightApollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 27/N - Rendezvous, Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth CoastApollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 36/N - Trans-LunarApollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S - EVAApollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1 2Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1 3Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1 4Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 50/Q - OrbitalApollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 85/LL - SEVA, Pre-EVA-1, EVA-1 & 2 2Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 85/LL - SEVA, Pre-EVA-1, EVA-1 & 2Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 90/PP - EVA-2Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 106/K - EVA-3Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 108/I - EVA-2 3Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 122/QQ - Rendezvous, Lunar orbitApollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT - onboard 2Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT - onboard 3Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT - onboardApollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 140/E - EVA-3 bunApollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 136/H - EVA-1Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 140/E - EVA-3 bunApollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 145/D - EVA-2, Post-EVA-3 & OrbitApollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP - Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval
NASA has been through a public relations joyride lately if we’re allowed to call it that way. First they allow One Direction to film the visuals of their new single at the Agency’s headquarters. Then, they had The Martian cast speaking with the ISS astronauts live from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. And now, this.

Sure, the magnitude of the Project Apollo Archive is a lot bigger than all these other small projects, considering we’re talking about a cache of more than 8,400 high-resolution photographs taken by Apollo astronauts during trips to the moon. You know what the best part is? They all are available for viewing and download.

According to Planetary, Kipp Teague, who created the massive image repository in 1999, recently uploaded new, unprocessed versions of original NASA photo scans to the picture-sharing service Flickr. He says every photo taken on the lunar surface by the Agency’s astronauts is also included in the collection. Numerous other photos shot from Earth and lunar orbit, as well as during the journey between the two are also part of the stunning collection.

The ongoing project is the result of hard work, as Teague, an information technology director from Lynchburg, Virginia, has been working with Apollo imagery for more than 15 years. According to the source, we’re looking at a photographic project that supplements Eric Jones’ Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, which offers a detailed account of every Apollo lunar mission.

Just to be clear on the facts, we’ll remind you that Project Apollo was the third US human spaceflight program carried out by NASA, that saw the first humans landing on the Moon, running from 1969 to 1972.

We have selected some of our favorite photographs, but taking 20 minutes to check the whole collection is clearly worth the time.

 
 
 
 
 

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