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!
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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 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 50 years ago.
The original negatives from the Apollo missions are stored in frozen vaults at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. Master inter-negatives were produced from the originals in order to preserve the originals while being to reproduce photographs, meaning successive generations of photographs were often produced from 2nd, 3rd, or later generations of negatives.
JSC digitally scanned the Apollo Program photographs for the 40th anniversary of Apollo in and around 2005 and later. These raw images can be seen on the National Archives website and various NASA image galleries online.
More recently, JSC has been re-scanning the original negatives at the highest resolutions ever in preparation for the 50th anniversary of Apollo, pursuant to a Space Act Agreement between Arizona State University (ASU) and NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The raw images used in creating the images found on The Apollo 10 Flight Images USB were acquired from ASU. Unfortunately, until today, the majority of these scanned images have not been available anywhere as completely restored, corrected, and enhanced high resolution images. What there is, are collections of images in raw, unprocessed form, or partially or marginally processed images that fail to fully showcase these images as they truly deserve to be seen.
This USB is changing that.
More than an historical record of one of the greatest accomplishments in human history, these images are also art. Each photograph appearing on this USB was taken by a human hand and with a human eye. 50 years later, each one been restored, corrected, and enhanced with a human eye as well, to be as visually pleasing as they are historically and naturally accurate.
Just compare the raw and partially corrected images from the Apollo 10 Mission currently available online and on other commercially available media with the fully restored versions available on this commemorative USB.
Here’s a random photo from Magazine 35 that has been restored.
Prior to restoration, zooming in on the top rocket thruster revealed dozens of white spots.
Below is the detailed final product after these blemishes have been removed.
The vast majority of the black & white images from Apollo 10 contained numerous emulsion spots that were scattered throughout the detail image as seen below.
Below is a selection of some of our favorite Apollo 10 photographs
Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 10 in May 2019 with your copy of The Apollo 10 Flight Images USB!
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Color photo magazines (27N, 34M, and 35U) photo credits: NASA/JSC/ASU/Apollospace
Black & white photo magazines (28O, 29P, 30Q, 31R, 32S, and 33T) photo credits: NASA/JSC/Apollospace.