Apollo 10

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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 […]

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



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 […]



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!

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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 […]