NASA Apollo Mission Photos

Thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, over 13000 photos of the various manned Apollo missions to the moon between the years of 1961 and 1972 have been uploaded online. The results are really incredible to browse through (the BBC has a collection of great ones).

The Planetary Society made the above video of the Apollo 11 mission, showing the journey to the moon and back. It’s a rather wonderful example of how impressive the missions actually were, especially at that time. Nowadays, we can land probes on a comet and take phenomenal photos of Pluto, but that technology was not available 50 years ago.

I love seeing images like this, as they really excite the imagination, and show us how far we have come with technology. Onwards!

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