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Apollo redux: Breathtaking images from NASA's moon mission archives

October 06, 2015 10:17 IST
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Thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts on moon missions are now online. They can be accessed HERE.

More than 8400 photos taken by astronauts on their missions to the moon have been uploaded to NASA’s Flickr account. The incredible stockpile includes nearly every photo taken my astronauts during the missions.

The photos have been uploaded at 1800 dpi resolution and have been sorted by the camera roll they came from, so fans can feel like they were there.

According to the NASA archivists the pictures are unprocessed, taken from original NASA photo scans shot with Hasselblad cameras, with some of them comparable to the washed-out images you might come across while flipping through an old photo album.

Rediff.com takes a look at some of these breathtaking images of and mankind's arduous journey to our sole satellite.

One of the Apollo astronauts stand next to the American flag mounted atop the lunar surface. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


An image of the jagged lunar surface. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


A detailed image of the earth rising across the lunar horizon. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


A component of the spent booster being latched off the lunar module. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


A burnt jet booster of one of the Apollo ships falls back into earths orbit. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


The lunar module hovers above the earth's atomsphere. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


One of the Apollo astronauts pulls on to two cords attached to the lunar module. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


An exterior image of the Apollo shuttle. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


One of the Apollo astronauts moves across the moon's surface via a lunar rover. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


An image of the craterous lunar surface. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


Moving across the craggy lunar surface. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr


The earth in all its majesty. Photograph: NASA/ Flickr

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