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Check Out This Amazing Video Of Apollo Photos Turned Into A Stop Motion Film


Jonathan O'Callaghan

Senior Staff Writer

2898 Check Out This Amazing Video Of Apollo Photos Turned Into A Stop Motion Film
Commander Gene Cernan during the Apollo 17 mission. NASA.

You might remember the other day we told you about the fantastic Project Apollo Archive, which has collated almost all the images from the Apollo missions in high-resolution for you to pore over. Well, one filmmaker has made that collection even better – by turning it into a stop motion video.

The images in the archive document every moment in the missions, from launch, to lunar landing, to return to Earth. “I was looking through the Project Apollo Archive and at one point, I began clicking through a series of pics quickly and it looked like stop motion animation,” Vimeo user and creator harrisonicus wrote. “So, I decided to see what that would look like without me having to click through it. Enjoy!”


The video shows footage from the landing sites of each mission, and you’ll even catch a glimpse of the lunar rover in some brief snippets. Of course, it also shows footage from the Apollo 11 landing – namely, Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder onto the surface.

The Project Apollo Archive is continuing to add photos to its collection across all the Apollo missions – including those that didn’t land on the Moon, pre-Apollo 11 and of the ill-fated Apollo 13. It’s well worth trawling through the images if you want a glimpse into days of space exploration past.

Check out the video in all its glory below:



[H/T: io9]


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