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First Steps – Apollo Mission Photography Vol. I

Apollospace is running an Indiegogo campaign to produce our special ultra-high resolution Apollo photography collection on a commemorative custom Saturn V shaped USB

FIRST STEPS – APOLLO MISSION PHOTOGRAPHY VOL. I

INCLUDES ALL FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY THE ASTRONAUTS FROM THE FIRST 5 APOLLO MISSIONS: APOLLO 7 through APOLLO 11

July 20, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission and humanity’s first steps on another world.  Apollospace proudly presents THE DEFINITIVE collection of FULLY RESTORED ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION FLIGHT IMAGES, from the first Apollo flight of APOLLO 7 to the first steps on the Moon and safe return of APOLLO 11. This commemorative Apollo 50TH Anniversary Custom Saturn V USB features EVERY PHOTO taken by the astronauts from the FIRST FIVE APOLLO MISSIONS: Apollo 7, Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo 11 – over 5000 images on a 64GB commemorative custom Saturn V USB.  You can now pre-order this incredible collection at a low introductory price through this campaign.

About the Saturn V USBs:

The commemorative 50th anniversary Saturn V custom shaped USBs measure approximately 4.75 inches high and .75 inches in diameter.

The blank version contains 16GB of memory space.

The First Steps version is a 64GB drive with over 59GB of data – more than contained on 12DVDs – filled with over 5000 ultra-high resolution uncompressed JPEG images measuring up to 5000 pixels at 300dpi.  Each image has been completely and fully restored from the most recent and highest resolution NASA/JSC scans.

The Apollo Photography:

From the first flight of Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission to fly…

The First Steps Saturn V USB contains 534 ultra-high resolution flight images from the historic Apollo 7 Mission – every photograph taken by the astronauts during this historic mission.  All images contained on this USB are uncompressed jpeg files that measure 5000 x 5000 pixels at 300 dpi.

… to the bold venture to the […]

Interview with General Tom Stafford During Apollo 10 50th

Interview with General Thomas Stafford (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and ASTP)

On May 19th, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down for an interview with the legendary Gen. Tom Stafford, at his name sake museum in Weatherford, OK, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 10.  General Stafford grew up in Weatherford and the museum and local airport carry his name.  The Stafford Air & Space Museum played host to an exclusive gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 on May 18th.  Through the much appreciated efforts of Museum Director, Max Ary and his staff, arrangements were made for me to interview The General the next morning.

We set up the interview at the base of his actual Gemini 6 spacecraft, an incredible backdrop for our conversation.

General Stafford is among the space pioneer elite, having been selected to NASA as one of the “New Nine” – the second group of astronauts after the Mercury 7.  He graciously sat for the interview for about an hour before he had to prepare for a public talk he was to give at the local high school.

I was able to ask him questions about all of his missions.  From his first, GT-6, which featured the first rendezvous of two spacecraft, to his last, the Apollo-Soyuz test Project (ASTP) and the first docking of two international spacecraft.  In between, he confronted angry alligators; endured spacewalks from hell; barnstormed the moon, brought a tumbling spaceship back under control, and he became (as he remains to this day) the fastest man alive.  I also asked him about the significance and legacy of Apollo, the lessons and implications for humanity from international cooperation and seeing the Earth from space, and his thoughts on the future.

We were also fortunate to record his public talk, a Q&A session with Mark Larson, where Stafford shared even more stories.

Between my interview and the public event, we now have over two hours of footage to sift through from two cameras in two different locations.  Neither setting was without its share of technical […]

Apollo 13 IN PICTURES AND WORDS – FRED HAISE

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise tells the heroic story of Apollo 13 with newly restored mission photographs.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words,” featuring Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise telling stories of the mission accompanied by our best Apollo 13 photography. In this 26 minute film, Fred reflects on his military and NASA careers, the launch of Apollo 13 and initial photographic tasks and equipment, the  the oxygen tank “explosion” , the problems with CO2 and the lithium hydroxide cartridges, the mission’s best lunar photography, the story and promise of Apollo, and the future of humanity.  The interview with Fred was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018.

You can stream the film in 4K here.  You can also download the full film for a nominal fee as well as an additional 17 minutes of raw interview footage we did not use in the film. 

Please enjoy Fred’s reflections on Apollo 13!

 

Download the full 26 minute film in Ultra-High Definition 4K

You can also download 17 additional minutes of raw footage not used in the film

Completion of this film depended on the assistance of many people, including the generous contributors to our Indiegogo campaign!  Thank you all!

Executive Producers:

Arthur Siemientkowski

Kevin E. Young

Brett Grossman

Marty Gobin

Joshua Insang

Producers: 

John Garman

Andrew James McDermott

Doug Forrest

Martin J Lollar

Jason M Kissling

Michelle McConahy Sheetz

Brian May

Special Thanks:

Andy Anderson

Andrew McCulley

Pekka Vartiainen

Simon Trueb

Gerry Haas

Kenneth L Glaze

Lloyd Franklin

Markus Wisnæs-Ådland

Philip Yarbrough

Massimo Cutuli

INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR APOLLO 13 FILM

Indiegogo Campaign

UPDATE: This campaign ended on April 10, 2019, having raised $6,565.00.

 

Apollospace is embarking on an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to complete our Apollo 13 film, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words” with Apollo 13 Astronaut, Fred Haise.  The most incredible Apollo images, fully restored at the highest resolution, are brought to life for our “Apollo Reflections” series – films featuring Apollo photography described by the men who were there, beginning with our first film released for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7, “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” featuring astronaut Walt Cunningham.  Your contribution will help us complete the second film, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words,” with Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, as well as record additional astronaut interviews.

Apollo Reflections

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, then the story of Apollo, told through the nearly 20,000 photographs taken during the eleven manned Apollo missions between 1968 and 1972, would literally take tens of millions of words to tell.

The Apollo Program was, undoubtedly, one of the greatest accomplishments in human history.  Human beings, for the first time, left the Earth and gazed back at our beautiful planet, the source of all we have ever known, learning more not only about the wider universe, but also about ourselves and our own world. 

This project cannot possible begin to come close to telling the full story of Apollo – what we are doing is producing the most beautiful, fully restored, high resolution Apollo mission flight photographs available anywhere and featuring them in a series of documentary-style interviews with the Apollo Astronauts who took them.  Collectively the Apollo mission images and the reflections of the astronauts about them tell a story the likes of which will never be forgotten.  These iconic images will long endure.

Some of our favorite Apollo mission photographs, and the favorites of the astronauts who took them, are the focus of a series of interview documentaries Apollospace is producing with a focus on Apollo program photography as we celebrate the […]

APOLLO 8 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

THE APOLLO 8 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

Apollospace® proudly presents the most comprehensive collection of fully restored and enhanced Apollo 8 flight images at the highest quality and resolution available!

Apollo 8, the second manned Apollo mission and the first to venture to the moon, celebrates its 50th Anniversary December 21-27, 2018.

866 high resolution flight images from the historic Apollo 8 Mission – every image photographed by astronauts during this historic mission!

Click the image below to order:

All images measure 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300 dpi, with photo credits to: NASA/JSC/ASU/Apollospace

This special commemorative Apollo 8 50th Anniversary USB flash drive contains the complete catalog of every photograph taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts during this historic mission  – fully restored and enhanced at the highest quality and resolution available!

The 866 flight images contained on this USB together total more than 11 gigabytes in size …

That’s enough to fill 3 DVDS!

At 5200 pixels, the Apollo 8 flight images on this USB are up to 70% larger than partially restored and corrected counterparts available online and on other commercially available media, which generally measure only up to 3000 pixels each, are only a few megabytes in size (if that), and have not been fully restored, corrected and cleaned.

Each and every image on The Apollo 8 Flight Images USB has been painstakingly cropped and corrected for color, tone, and contrast and cleaned of blemishes including dust, hairs, scan lines, emulsion spots, streaks, scratches, stray reflections, and other flaws.

It is common for images to require as many as several hundred separate corrective actions (even thousands!) to achieve the fully restored, corrected, and enhanced versions available on this USB.  It is impossible to overstate the quality and beauty of these photographs – the most pristine they’ve appeared since they were originally taken […]

Apollo 8: The Earth From Here

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 mission, the first to leave the close confines of planet Earth and venture to the Moon, Apollospace produced this short film, “Apollo 8: The Earth From Here.” 

In December 1968, a year marred by division and pain, human beings ventured farther out than ever before.  The crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first human beings to see the entire Earth, the lunar farside, and the first Earthrise. This short film uses the highest resolution, fully restored Apollo 8 photographs accompanied by contemporaneous radio transmission descriptions from the Apollo 8 crew.

Apollo 8: The Earth From Here from Apollospace on Vimeo.

COMING DECEMBER 2018

Apollospace® proudly presents the most comprehensive collection of fully restored and enhanced Apollo 8 flight images at the highest quality and resolution available!

This special commemorative Apollo 8 50th Anniversary USB flash drive contains the complete catalog of every photograph taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts during this historic mission  – fully restored and enhanced at the highest quality and resolution available!

Each JPEG image on this commemorative USB collection measures 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300 dpi.  The individual image files on this USB are huge – averaging approximately 12 megabytes in size each.

The 866 flight images contained on this USB together total more than 10 gigabytes in size …

That’s enough to fill 3 DVDS!

At 5200 pixels, the Apollo 8 flight images on this USB are up to 70% larger than partially restored and corrected counterparts available online and on other commercially available media, which generally measure only up to 3000 pixels each, are only a few megabytes in size (if that), and have not been fully corrected and cleaned.

Each and every image on The Apollo 8 Flight Images USB has been painstakingly cropped and corrected for color, tone, and contrast and cleaned of blemishes including dust, hairs, scan lines, emulsion spots, streaks, scratches, stray reflections, and other flaws.

APOLLO 7 IN PICTURES AND WORDS

October 11, 1968: Liftoff of Apollo 7.  The Apollo era begins, and within nine short months and four additional missions, America landed men on the Moon and a human being set foot there.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, beginning with the launch of Apollo 7 in October, 1968, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” featuring our best Apollo 7 photography described by the sole remaining crewman from that mission: Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham.  In this 23 minute film, Walt reflects on his NASA career, some of his favorite Apollo images, and the future of spaceflight.  The interview with Walt was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018, and the dozens of Apollo era images featured in the film are higher resolution than that – select the 4K option in the settings.  Please enjoy Walt’s reflections on Apollo 7 and the many wonderful photographs he took.  The beginning, fifty years ago today.

Some of our favorite photographs and the favorites of the astronauts who took or are featured in them are the focus of a series of documentaries Apollospace is producing on Apollo program missions and photography as we celebrate the 50th anniversaries of these amazing missions. These incredible images, many hidden in obscurity for decades, are brought to life as part of our “Apollo Reflections” series – films featuring Apollo era photography described by those who were there – beginning with “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words” featuring Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham.  Look for additional features in the coming months.

Walt Cunningham Interview

Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham graciously allowed us to interview him on August 30th, 2018 for a documentary featuring the photography of Apollo 7.  The completed documentary, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7 and Apollo 7 photography, will be released on the Apollo 7 50th anniversary in October.  We shot in 4K and the finished product will prominently feature Apollo 7 photography in 4K.  In the meantime, below is a raw clip of a pre-interview conversation with Walt while equipment was still getting set up.

APOLLO 10 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

THE APOLLO 10 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

Apollospace® proudly presents the most comprehensive collection of fully restored and enhanced Apollo 10 flight images at the highest quality and resolution available!

Apollo 10, the second manned Apollo mission to orbit the Moon and the final Dress “rehearsal” before the manned landing of Apollo 11, celebrates its 50th Anniversary in May, 2019.

1442 high resolution flight images from the Apollo 10 Mission – every image photographed by astronauts during the mission!

Click the image below to order:

This special commemorative Apollo 10 50th Anniversary USB flash drive contains the complete catalog of every photograph taken by the Apollo 10 astronauts during this historic mission  – fully restored and enhanced at the highest quality and resolution available!

The 1442 flight images contained on this USB together total more than 13 gigabytes in size …

That’s enough to fill 4 DVDS!

Color photo magazines (27N, 34M, and 35U) measure 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300 dpi. Black & white photo magazines (28O, 29P, 30Q, 31R, 32S, and 33T) measure 4000 x 4000 pixels at 300 dpi.

At 5200 pixels, the color Apollo 10 flight images on this USB are up to 70% larger than partially restored and corrected counterparts available online and on other commercially available media, which generally measure only up to 3000 pixels each, are only a few megabytes in size (if that), and have not been fully corrected and cleaned.

Each and every image on The Apollo 10 Flight Images USB has been painstakingly cropped and corrected for color, tone, and contrast and cleaned of blemishes including dust, hairs, scan lines, emulsion spots, streaks, scratches, stray reflections, and other flaws.

It is common for images to require as many as several hundred separate corrective actions to achieve the restored, corrected, and enhanced versions available on […]

APOLLO 9 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

THE APOLLO 9 FLIGHT IMAGES COLLECTION

Apollospace® proudly presents the most comprehensive collection of fully restored and enhanced Apollo 9 flight images at the highest quality and resolution available!

Apollo 9, the first full stack Saturn V manned Apollo mission and first to fly the Lunar Module, celebrates its 50th Anniversary in March, 2019.

Click the image below to order:

This special commemorative Apollo 9 50th Anniversary USB flash drive contains the complete catalog of every photograph taken by the Apollo 9 astronauts during this historic mission  – fully restored and enhanced at the highest quality and resolution available!

Each JPEG image on this commemorative USB collection measures 5200 x 5200 pixels at 300 dpi.  The individual image files on this USB are huge – averaging over 20 megabytes in size each.

The 1378 flight images contained on this USB together total more than 26 gigabytes in size …

That’s enough to fill 6 DVDS! Compare that to other products that are contained on just one DVD.

At 5200 pixels, the Apollo 9 flight images on this USB are up to 65% larger than partially restored and corrected counterparts available online and on other commercially available media, which generally measure only up to 3000 pixels each, are only a few megabytes in size (if that), and have not been fully corrected and cleaned.

Each and every image on The Apollo 9 Flight Images USB has been painstakingly cropped and corrected for color, tone, and contrast and cleaned of blemishes including dust, hairs, scan lines, emulsion spots, streaks, scratches, stray reflections, and other flaws.

It is common for images to require as many as several hundred separate corrective actions to achieve the restored, corrected, and enhanced versions available on this USB.  It is impossible to […]

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