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Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission
PetaPixel ^ | 7/21/2013 | Staff

Posted on 07/27/2013 8:47:47 AM PDT by Islander7

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? The gallery contains all of the incredible photos taken during each of the missions — from Apollo 1 all the way through Apollo 17 — with some 1,000+ photos from Apollo 11 alone.

The archive, officially the Apollo Image Gallery, was put together by the Project Apollo Archive by scanning photographs provided by the NASA History Office, Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center.

Since all of these images were taken by NASA astronauts in the course of duty, they’re all Public Domain and free for you to browse through, download, share and use to your heart’s content.

(Excerpt) Read more at petapixel.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; History; Science
KEYWORDS: apollo; godsgravesglyphs; history; nasa; space

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin salutes the United States flag while Neil Armstrong photographs
him. A moment caught on 16mm film here.

1 posted on 07/27/2013 8:47:47 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7
The Apollo Image Gallery is unavailable for the immediate future due to server overload. Access will be restored in coming days once the publicity generated by the petapixel.com article subsides.

Need to check back in later. Should be great.

2 posted on 07/27/2013 8:51:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Islander7, extra to APoD.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 8:51:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Islander7
I'm pretty sure that these photos were shot with one of the really great cameras, the Hasselblad 500el:


4 posted on 07/27/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Islander7

Thanx and a bump until I’m done baking bread.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Islander7

And that flag — and those footprints, for that matter — are still there, and will be until they open a Starbucks in Mare Tranquilus.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 9:03:33 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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I’m guessing that solar radiation has completely bleached out all of the color in the flag in just a few months after they planted it.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey.)
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To: Islander7
Cool

Ping to pillage later

8 posted on 07/27/2013 9:12:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: Islander7

Uber cool. Bflr.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 9:27:13 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: Islander7

We could not do this again with unlimited funds.

We don’t have the engineers, and we don’t have the manufactory.

When I was a boy, I dreamed of listening to the first words spoken by men on Mars. Too bad I don’t speak Mandarin.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 9:28:58 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: InterceptPoint
Yes and 45 years later the Hasselblad 500El is still a $1,000.

If you prefer, there is the collectors edition.

Hasseblad 500 EL/M 20 Years in Space Edition $5,315.00

11 posted on 07/27/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7
Crashed alien ship on the back side of the moon?

Apollo Image Atlas AS15-P-9625

12 posted on 07/27/2013 9:44:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Islander7

This article could probably have used an editor. Sadly, I don’t think there were too many great images from Apollo 1.

Great gallery though. Thanks for the post!


13 posted on 07/27/2013 10:05:42 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Islander7
The Apollo Image Gallery is unavailable for the immediate future due to server overload. Access will be restored in coming days once the publicity generated by the petapixel.com article subsides.
14 posted on 07/27/2013 10:20:13 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Windflier

Bugs Bunny’s ?


15 posted on 07/27/2013 11:10:53 AM PDT by molson209
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To: lormand

Good point. I don’t know that any dye is colorfast enough to withstand almost 50 years of that kind of sun.


16 posted on 07/27/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Islander7

The Apollo Image Gallery is unavailable for the immediate future due to server overload.

Access will be restored in coming days once the publicity generated by the petapixel.com article subsides.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 3:11:43 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Islander7

Praise satanallah, we couldn’t have done it without the mudslimes!


18 posted on 07/27/2013 3:43:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: molson209
Bugs Bunny’s ?

Your laugh sounds a bit nervous there. Wanna take a ride?

19 posted on 07/27/2013 4:11:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I don’t see it.

The thing that looks like a battleship?


20 posted on 07/28/2013 10:47:28 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: lormand
I’m guessing that solar radiation has completely bleached out all of the color in the flag in just a few months after they planted it.

No, according to records, they applied sunscreen.

21 posted on 07/28/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: hattend
I don’t see it. The thing that looks like a battleship?

Yep. Right in the center of the photo. It's a real object, which has never been officially explained (as far as I know).

People have enlarged that image and carefully studied it. Lots of folks out there have concluded that it's an artificial structure of some sort.

22 posted on 07/28/2013 11:22:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Thanks again, Islander7, seems like a good GGG topic as well.

23 posted on 07/31/2013 7:38:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Islander7

24 posted on 07/31/2013 7:44:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Sheila Jackson Lee, aka "Pig in Space"

25 posted on 07/31/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Islander7

26 posted on 07/31/2013 7:55:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: RightGeek

Is that her on Mars?


27 posted on 07/31/2013 8:07:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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