8,400 Stunning High-Res Photos From the Apollo Moon Missions Are Now Online. The Apollo program, launched in 1961 by John F.
Kennedy, flew its first manned mission in 1968, and the following summer, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin met the program’s mandate, making their historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing. In the ensuing few years, several more spacecraft and crews either orbited or landed on the Moon, and for a brief moment, popular magazines and newspapers regularly featured photographs of those expeditions on their covers and front pages. Looking every bit the authentic vintage Hasselblad photos they are, the images you see here were taken by Apollo astronauts on their various missions and sent home in rolls of hundreds of similar pictures. These astronauts snapped photos inside and outside the spacecraft, in orbit and on the moon’s surface, and in 2004 NASA began digitizing the resulting cache of film.
A good many of the photos are rather procedural shots of craters and clouds, especially those from earlier missions. Project Apollo Archive. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
1. From Space. Space.com.