Apollo 7

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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 […]


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.