22 03, 2022

Earth From Space IV – A Distant World

2022-03-23T17:56:00+00:00Categories: Earth|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Distant World

Voyager I view of Earth and Moon. Credit NASA/JPL

At top is a photograph from the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn, approximately 900 million miles from Earth, showing Earth just below the rings on July 19, 2013. Above, the first full-disk picture of both the Earth and the Moon as seen by Voyager I on September 18, 1977. Voyager 1 snapped this picture approximately 7.25 million miles from Earth. This was the first image to show both the full Earth and Moon in the same frame.

Robotic spacecraft have ventured deep into space, far more distant than human beings have yet travelled, allowing a perspective that we could previously only imagine. The Voyager I spacecraft was the first to image the Earth and Moon together on its way out to Jupiter and Saturn, the first probe to visit those planets, and […]

17 03, 2022

Earth From Space III – Discovering Earth

2022-03-23T16:04:50+00:00Categories: Earth, Moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Discovering Earth

Earthrise from Apollo 8, AS08-14-2383. Image Credit: NASA/JSC/ASU/Apollospace

“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth” – Bill Anders, Apollo 8, “Earthrise” photographer

Above, the first photograph of an Earthrise in black and white, and moments later, the first color photograph of Earthrise as seen with human eyes.

On December 21, 1968 humanity left the comforting confines of home on a journey to Earth’s nearest neighbor. On their way, the Apollo 8 astronauts came to see all that has ever been as a thumbnail in endless space. The first photograph of the whole Earth as seen by human beings appears below. Most of South America is visible at bottom center. North America (upper left) is mostly obscured by clouds, with Florida and Mexico visible. Upper right is western […]

15 03, 2022

Earth From Space II – The Whole Earth

2022-03-23T18:29:10+00:00Categories: Earth|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Whole Earth

ATS-1 First view of Earth and Moon from Space ATS-1 414588 (NASA)

Following the toe-dip into space provided by the early V-2 rocket photography of Earth, twenty years later, on December 7, 1966 (63 years to the day after the first flight of Kitty Hawk), the Applications Technology Satellite 1 (ATS-1) was launched – the first experimental geostationary satellite and the Earth started to take shape. The first (near) full-disk pictures of the Earth from a geostationary orbit were taken on December 11, 1966. The image above showing the Earth and Moon together in space for the first time, and below, the nearly full Earth with North America appearing upper right with the Southwest US, Mexico, and Baja California clearly visible… 

ATS-1 Nearly […]

19 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 1

2022-03-08T07:46:54+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Get your 3D (red/blue) glasses ready!

For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 45 (W) AS11-45-6697A to AS11-45-6714A. This Magazine consists of closeup stereo images (A and B images) of the lunar soil. The images were taken with the Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup Camera (ALSCC). The individual images are presented here, along with Red/Blue stereo 3D versions.  Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300 dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine.

18 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 2

2022-03-08T07:49:04+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 44/V contains 157 color images, NASA #s AS11-44-6540 to AS11-44-6696. This Magazine contains photographs of the lunar surface, a beautiful color Earthrise, LM separation, the LM rendezvous with the CM, trans-earth insertion, and images of the Earth shortly before splashdown.

Some of the most iconic images from orbit are included in this magazine, including an incredible Earthrise series.

Click here for a short GIF of the color Earthrise series.

17 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 3

2022-03-08T07:41:15+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 43/T contains 191 black & white images, NASA #s AS11-43-6349 to AS11-43-6539. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit. There are a number of pleasant features and craters in this magazine.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully […]

16 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 4

2022-03-08T07:42:29+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 42/U contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-42-6160 to AS11-42-6348. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a lunar equatorial orbit, as well as several photographs of the solar corona.

These are the best of the corona shots.

This Magazine has some great photographs of the moon from interesting perspectives along with some very nice individual craters, features, and limb photos. 

15 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 5

2022-03-08T07:51:18+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography. Apollo 11 Magazine 41/P contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-41-5971 to AS11-41-6159. This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit. The first series of approximately 80 or so images are of the lunar limb as the Command Modules orbits the Moon and which includes an Earthrise series.

Click here for a short GIF of the series.

There are a number of very detailed […]

12 07, 2019

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th – 8

2022-03-08T07:55:14+00:00Categories: Apollo, Apollo 11, Image Collections|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.  Apollo 11 Magazine 38/O contains 181 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-38-5556 to AS11-38-5736. This Magazine consists of images of the lunar far side and several series of images of the Moon and Earth after trans-earth insertion.

The images on this magazine were taken following Neil and Buzz’s first steps on the moon.  The first series of images are of various craters and the limb of the lunar far side.

  

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