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One giant glimpse into Apollo missions

Thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts on moon missions are now online. Around 13,000 scans of images from NASA’s archives, taken across all manned Apollo missions between 1961 and 1972 have been given to founder of the Project Apollo Archive Kipp Teague. He told Newsbeat “serious budget cuts” mean the organisation doesn’t have the recourses to publish them.

Kipp launched the gallery in 1999, but following questioning about decisions to edit some images in the past, he was prompted to post unedited, high resolution images this time around.  He said: “Many times over the years I’ve been asked if I can make them available in a more user-friendly way.

“I felt it was time to get the full resolution, unprocessed versions out there,” he told Newsbeat. The final images were collected over the last “four or five yeas” and range from Earth and moon orbits to iconic shots of moonwalks. There are currently around 8,500 images in the gallery but Kipp hopes to have all 13,000 shots by the end of this week. Kipp said he didn’t expect the gallery to be as popular: “I guess it means that appetite [for space history] is still there, and it’s worldwide.”

He added that although it’s hard to pick one as a favourite, he was “struck by one image I had never seen before which was of the dark surface of the moon with the earth setting in the distance behind it”. The gallery is something Kipp launched in conjunction with Eric Jones’ Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, which he describes as “the bible of the Apollo missions”.


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