Never-before-seen photos from Nasa’s Apollo missions released

So you think you took a pretty photo of the moon during this week’s “super blood moon?”


Every picture ever made during the Apollo moon missions has been made available on Flickr through the Project Apollo Archive. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with a few candids of astronauts shaving while on board.

Showcased on the Project Apollo Archive’s Flickr account, the photos have been clicked with couple of Hasselblad cameras, which the astronauts carried along during the Apollo missions. “These images were processed for inclusion on our websites, including adjusting color and brightness levels, and reducing the images in size to about 1000 dpi (dots per inch) for the high-resolution versions”. Now you can see what they saw on the lunar surface, and plenty of other shots taken from space.

Armed with a number of Hasselblad cameras, the astronauts were encouraged to take photographs while working on their scientific experiments en route to the Earth’s biggest satellite.


These detailed NASA images are from Apollo missions which ran from 1969 to 1972 with the print process beginning in 2004 when original Apollo film rolls were scanned at the Johnson Space Center.

The Project Apollo Archive