NASA just released thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos

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NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon.

The space research agency’s Project Apollo Archive made a massive update its Flickr account Sunday, adding a trove of more than 8,000 photos taken during Moon missions from 1969 to 1972.

The photo dump is part of a years-long process, beginning in 2004, when the Johnson Space Center began re-scanning the original Apollo film rolls.

Some of the photos were used on the Project Apollo Archive’s website, but demand for higher quality versions eventually prompted Kipp Teague, who runs the program, to upload the whole cache in stunning high-res, he told The Planetary Society. Read more…

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