Sunday, October 11, 2015

These Photos From The Apollo Missions Have Been Released, And They're Stunning

The idea of being in space and journeying into the stars seems to fascinate most people, so when NASA starts a space mission, everyone tunes in. Perhaps the most famous are the Apollo missions, which ran from 1968 to 1972. They made history by putting man on the moon.
What people might not know is that all of the Apollo vessels were equipped with modified Hasselblad cameras. Over the course of the missions, these cameras snapped thousands of photos, capturing nearly every moment. Earlier this month, NASA released these photos to the public, and they're breathtaking.

Apollo 7

This was the first manned test flight, which took place in 1968.

Apollo 8

The photos capture just about everything, including the spacecraft, the crew, the surface of the moon, and, of course, a few humbling and inspiring images of our home planet from space. While not every photo is perfectly shot, the candid, blurry pictures make the missions feel more intimate, and far more human.

Apollo 11

Apollo 12

Apollo 13

(via Colossal)
The film has yielded more than 10,000 photos in all. You can see each and every one of them on Project Apollo Archive's Flickr account, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. You can also learn more about the project on its official website.


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