Project Apollo Archive is a new huge online gallery that gives people from all over the globe an up-close look at the iconic Apollo missions to the moon. More than 8,400 unprocessed scans are available on the photo-sharing service Flickr. According to Kipp Teague, Project Apollo Archive’s founder, the gallery as a whole represents every picture ever taken on the moon.
The following photos are our favorites from the collection. Head over to Project Apollo Archive’s Flickr page for the full albums. Enjoy!
1. A view of Earth taken during the translunar coast phase of the Apollo 17 Mission.
2. Apollo 14 Lunar Module Antares during inspection and prior to landing.
3. Apollo 14 Mission Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr., appears relaxed during suiting activities.
4. Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan drives the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
5. Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Jack Schmidt taking photographs near Fragment 2 of Split Boulder during EVA-3, December 1972.
6. Apollo 17 Mission Commander Gene Cernan near the end of EVA-3, standing at the Lunar Module ladder and mission plaque.
7. Astronaut Alan L. Bean holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the second Apollo 12 extravehicular activity.
8. Astronauts collecting samples from huge boulders (pictured) and travelling across hilly terrain.
9. Buzz Aldrin exiting from the Apollo Lunar Module (pictured) and they capture the difficulty of climbing out from a small opening and descending a ladder in zero gravity
10. Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon at 03.15 UTC on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.
11. Command module pilot Michael Collins.
12. Commander Neil Armstrong.
13. Crew of Apollo 7, the first manned spacecraft of the Apollo program.
14. Earth, as seen from space.
15. Earth, photographed by the people brave enough to leave it.
16. This shot shows the lunar surface on the Apollo 11 mission.
17. Lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin.
18. Neil Armstrong working on the Moon during the Apollo 11 EVA. Crop of image AS11-40-5886.
19. Panoramic image from Apollo 16, stitched with eight photos.
21. The flag planted on the moon as part of the historic mission.
22. This image from the Apollo 16 mission shows one astronaut taking a sample from a huge rock.
23. This photograph shows one of the famous footprints left on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, with the astronaut’s boot in shot.
24. This shot is from the Apollo 11 landings and shows the carrying of equipment.
25. This shot shows the lunar surface on the Apollo 11 mission.