50th Anniversary

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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 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.

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