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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 […]

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 […]

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.