NASA Releases Over 8,400 High-Quality Images from Past Moon Missions on Flickr

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A year ago NASA gifted the internet with hundreds of audio snippets on an official SoundCloud page. Now the organisation has shared thousands of high-quality photographs via a Flickr account. The incredibly detailed images, over 8,400 of them, are taken from various Apollo missions and have been painstakingly re-scanned and digitised for them to be shared in high-resolution.

Kipp Teague, who runs the Project Apollo Archive, said:

"Around 2004, Johnson Space Center began re-scanning the original Apollo Hasseelblad camera film magazines, and Eric Jones and I began obtaining TIFF (uncompressed, high-resolution) versions of these new scans on DVD. 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."

Take a look at a few of the stunning images below and explore the entire gallery over on Flickr.