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Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 2

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 44/V contains 157 color images, NASA #s AS11-44-6540 to AS11-44-6696. This Magazine contains photographs of the lunar surface, a beautiful color Earthrise, LM separation, the LM rendezvous with the CM, trans-earth insertion, and images of the Earth shortly before splashdown.

Some of the most iconic images from orbit are included in this magazine, including an incredible Earthrise series.

Click here for a short GIF of the color Earthrise series.

There is a very nice series of the LM, Eagle, separating from the CM for its descent to the lunar surface.

And another great series of the Eagle’s ascent and rendezvous.

There are relatively few crater and limb shots in this magazine.

But there is a wonderful series of the receding Moon and approaching Earth as the crew nears the completion of the mission with their safe return.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that […]

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 3

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 43/T contains 191 black & white images, NASA #s AS11-43-6349 to AS11-43-6539. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit. There are a number of pleasant features and craters in this magazine.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine or get our ultra-high resolution versions on USBs (up to 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300dpi).

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 4

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 42/U contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-42-6160 to AS11-42-6348. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a lunar equatorial orbit, as well as several photographs of the solar corona.

These are the best of the corona shots.

This Magazine has some great photographs of the moon from interesting perspectives along with some very nice individual craters, features, and limb photos. 

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine or get our ultra-high resolution versions on USBs (up to 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300dpi).

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 5

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 41/P contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-41-5971 to AS11-41-6159. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit. The first series of approximately 80 or so images are of the lunar limb as the Command Modules orbits the Moon and which includes an Earthrise series.

Click here for a short GIF of the series.

There are a number of very detailed images of the surface craters and limbs in this magazine.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine or get our ultra-high resolution versions on USBs (up to 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300dpi).

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 6

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.  Apollo 11 Magazine 40/S contains 129 color images, NASA #s AS11-40-5844 to AS11-40-5970. This Magazine contains perhaps the most iconic images of the entire Apollo Program, and indeed in the entire history of photography. The entire Magazine, with the exception of the first three images taken from lunar orbit, consists of images taken on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base including numerous shots of astronauts, the LM, experiment packages, and pans of the lunar surface.

Armstrong photographed a panorama of the landing site when he was on the lunar surface alone.

Then Aldrin exited the LM and descended the ladder.

The crew set up experiments and saluted the US flag.

Armstrong took this iconic image with himself reflected in the visor.

Aldrin took this iconic image of a footprint – not the first or even Neil’s, but it’s representative of the efforts of 400,000 people who made those footsteps possible, and the dreams of all humankind. 

There are very few photographs of Armstrong on the historic spacewalk. Armstrong working at the LM… 

Armstrong at the LM from another angle in very underexposed image (see lower left corner).

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 7

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.  Apollo 11 Magazine 39/Q contains 107 black & white images, NASA #s AS11-39-5737 to AS11-39-5843.  The Magazine consists of photographs of Tranquility Base, including views of the Lunar Module, Eagle’s, shadow and the landing area, before and after the historic moonwalk. The Lunar Module casts its shadow on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base.

These black and white photos, like the color photos in Magazine 37/R, show some nice “before and after” photos of the lunar surface.  The pristine surface below

can be compared with the the surface following the moonwalk.

The contrast of black and white photographs makes the detail of the foot prints stand out.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine or get our ultra-high resolution versions on USBs (up to 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300dpi). 

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 8

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.  Apollo 11 Magazine 38/O contains 181 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-38-5556 to AS11-38-5736. This Magazine consists of images of the lunar far side and several series of images of the Moon and Earth after trans-earth insertion.

The images on this magazine were taken following Neil and Buzz’s first steps on the moon.  The first series of images are of various craters and the limb of the lunar far side.

  

This magazine next contains numerous images of the receding moon following trans-earth insertion (firing the Command Module’s engine to exit lunar orbit and head towards Earth).

As well as images of the increasing large earth as Apollo 11 made its way home, fulfilling Kennedy’s goal of returning the astronauts safely to Earth.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine or get our ultra-high resolution versions on USBs (up to 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300dpi). 

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 9

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.

Apollo 11 Magazine 37/R contains 123 color images, NASA #s AS11-37-5433 to AS11-37-5555.  This Magazine contains images taken from the Lunar Module.

The first set of photographs, taken from the Lunar Module, are of the LM with an Earthrise over the lunar horizon.

The next series of images are of the Command Module over the lunar surface as the LM pulls away before its descent to the surface.

The remaining images were taken from the Lunar Module after landing on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base.  The first images are before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the surface while it was still pristine, with later images taken following their historic first steps.  Compare the two “before” and “after” images below.

Also in this magazine are iconic images of Neil and Buzz following their historic moonwalk. Exhaustion and elation and both evident.

Lighting and focusing issues for the interior shots and photographing an alien surface that changed color at different sun angles through the LM windows made this magazine one of the most difficult to deal with.  There is a wide range of color variation evident from one image to another, and indeed within single images where one side of the photo skews green while the other skews red. Still, 50 years later, these images, especially the before and after images of the lunar surface and the image of Neil following the moonwalk, are enduring testaments to this historic human endeavor.

Enjoy the entire […]

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 10

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.

Apollo 11 Magazine 36/N contains 142 color images, NASA Image #s AS11-36-5291 to AS11-36-5432.  This magazine primarily consists of photographs of the translunar voyage to the moon with images of the Earth, spacecraft interior, and crew shots. The final group of images are of the lunar surface from orbit.

The very first image taken during the mission is of Apollo 11 Commander, Neil Armstrong, who would take the first steps on the moon just a few days later, followed by a nice image of Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins.

Some of the best images of the Earth, and particularly the SW United States and Mexico, are featured in the next series taken during the translunar injection and coast.

The next series of images show the Lunar Module, Eagle, prior to extraction.

The next series features an ever receding Earth.

Followed by wonderful images of the LM interior and Lunar Module Pilot, Buzz Aldrin.

One of the more artistic images of the mission is the distant Earth framed by Eagle.

The final series of images feature the first views of the lunar surface from orbit.

APOLLOSPACE IMAGES COMPARISON

There are three weeks until the 50th anniversary of the historic first steps on the Moon on July 20, 1969.  To mark that occasion, Apollospace has produced the definitive collection of ultra-high resolution images from the first five Apollo missions that led to those first steps.

The Apollospace First Steps Apollo Image Collection on a commemorative Apollo Saturn V rocket custom USB.  These images have been fully restored from new JSC scans are the highest resolution, highest quality collection of images available anywhere.

Recently, our Apollo 10 Flight Images USB cards were selected as gifts for attendees of Gen. Stafford’s 50th Anniversary celebration.  When the Director of the Stafford Air & Space Museum first saw these images, he wrote: “In my 50+ year career in the space museum business, they are without a doubt the highest quality image archive I have seen, and you need to be congratulated on the work and effort you have gone to!”

So just how good are our images compared to other examples available online or on DVD image collections?

People often ask me, “how do your images compare to Retrospace images?”

Retrospace has done amazing work preserving many many thousands of Apollo era photographs. 

But here are the facts about mission flight images, the photographs taken by the astronauts during the missions:

Apollospace images are 60% larger by pixel size than the Retrospace images, and each Apollospace image holds 10-30 times more information than comparable Retrospace images!

For comparison, the Retrospace Apollo 9 High-Res Image Library’s mission photos comprise only 1.4 GB of data, or about ¼ of the DVD.  The Apollospace First Steps Ultra-High resolution mission photos on our Saturn V USB available on Indiegogo comprise 15.9GB (1,590MB) of data – that’s 4 DVDs worth of information for the flight images from that flight alone!  The Apollospace images contain more than 12 times the data than comparable Retrospace images.

Retro flight images measure 2992×2992 pixels, while the Apollospace images measure 5000×5000 for all color images and BW images for Apollo7, 8, and 9 (BW images for Apollo 10 and 11 […]

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