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Complete Apollo Photo Archive Coming to the Internet

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posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 10:03 PM
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Apollo mission photo archives have been sitting in a freezer at NASA for over forty years. But alas, now they are being digitized and are going to be available on the internet, according to this article.

Apollo Archive Casts New Light

For nearly 40 years, the complete photographic record from the Apollo moon project sat in a freezer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, almost untouched, until now.

A new digital archive – created through a collaboration between ASU and NASA – is making available on the Internet high-resolution scans of original Apollo flight films. These startling images will be accessible to both researchers and the general public, to browse or download, at:apollo.sese.asu.edu



These are photo's that the public (and hardly anybody else) have never seen before.


The moon images filmed by astronauts during NASA’s Apollo program have never been seen in high-resolution detail by the public, or even by most lunar scientists.



It will take three years to complete the high resolution scanning of the 36,000 photo's and put them on the internet.


The project will take about three years to complete and will scan some 36,000 images. These include about 600 frames in 35 mm, roughly 20,000 Hasselblad 60 mm frames (color, and black and white), more than 10,000 mapping camera frames, and about 4,600 panoramic camera frames.

To extract all the details from the film, Robinson decided to scan the black and white images at a resolution of 200 pixels per millimeter, far beyond what most scanning involves. Color images are at 100 or 120 pixels per millimeter.

Says White, "We're going well past the film grain."



Here is the website they will be on.

Arizona State University - Apollo Image Archive

And here is a link to a page with some of the pictures. You must scroll down to see the photo's and click on photo's.

Apollo Images Previews

But then again, the Apollo missions never went to the moon. (sarcasm)


To record their historic voyages and collect scientific observations many thousands of photographs were acquired with handheld and automated cameras during all the Apollo missions.








[edit on 6/8/07 by Keyhole]




posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 10:55 PM
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Okay.. looking for 2 seconds and already found something odd...
on this page [url=http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/METRIC_PREVIEW/AS15-M-0085/AS15-M-0085.html]>right here



 
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