NASA just released the images that were taken from the Apollo mission. Project Apollo Archive took on the tedious job of putting the magazines into a flickr account! There are thousands of images to look through and each one is interesting.
The author of the flickr account stated that the best way to view is in the “Album” view. I have looked through some of the galleries and picked out a few favorites! Check these out after the jump! (no pun intended)
First off, who wouldn’t like a portrait on the moon? I am a Hasselblad and film fan! That added to the love of these released images because the viewer gets all of that film feel in the frame! If you are interested in what was used on missions in terms of gear, head to this NASA history page for more information!
This shot of the astronaut had me zooming in and looking at each piece of the photo for more than 10 minutes! What is a photo supposed to do? Capture a moment in time so in the future, you or someone else can look at it and go back in time. Look at that Hasselblad! That was the leading technology of its time!
I have taken a lot of shots using my quadcopter but these NASA guys always one up me with their aerial imagery.
Some of the most famous images from the Apollo missions were of course from Apollo 11.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong stated after being the first person to set foot on the moon. A little side fact is that Neil has said in numerous interviews that he had actually said, “That’s one small step for a man…” and that the “a” wasn’t heard in the playbacks. “I think that reasonable people will realize that I didn’t intentionally make an inane statement and that certainly the ‘a’ was intended, because that’s the only way the statement makes any sense,” Armstrong told biographer James Hansen. Either way the shot definitely beats any of the foot in the beach sand shots we see on Earth.
Space exploration is a topic that really sparks ones imagination. It personally makes me excited to see these images that can really take you on a journey that is on almost every kid’s bucket list when growing up!
Heading to the link below will allow you to look through all of the images. Maybe sit down and throw on the headphones and listen to some music and enjoy, but if you don’t have that much time, I put together some of my favorites.
View the entire gallery that contains images from Apollo 7 to Apollo 17 at the Project Apollo Archive flickr account who obtained the public domain images from NASA.
Additional information about the project at Apollo Archive