An incredible collection of more than 10,000 photos from the Apollo missions is now available to view on Flickr. It includes every single photo taken by astronauts on the surface of the Moon, and various other images taken on Earth or in space, revealed in their raw, original form in high-resolution.
The collection is the result of painstaking work by Kipp Teague of the Project Apollo Archive. Although he enlisted help from NASA, the effort is an independent one, making the endeavor all the more impressive. The images were obtained from scans of the original film magazines from the missions.
Among the images, many taken with chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras, are shots of Earth rising above the Moon, countless snaps from the lunar surface and some fascinating images of the crew. Other images from some Apollo missions not present in the collection will be included at a later date, Teague told The Planetary Society.
Each image is 1,800 DPI (dots per inch), and unedited from their original form. Thus, as you browse through the collection, don’t be surprised to find blurry, amateurish shots of astronauts on spacecraft among stunning vistas of the Moon.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and have a look through the collection. We can wait.
Eugene Cernan (left) and Harrison Schmitt on Apollo 17 in 1972, the last humans to walk on the Moon. Project Apollo Archive/NASA.