Space Travel was considered impossible until about 55 years ago when American President John F. Kennedy quoted famously as his national dream of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth” proposed during a presidential address to Congress on May 25, 1961. Thereafter NASA, via their Apollo Space Mission program, successfully sent their astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 spaceship to the moon who landed on July 20, 1969.
Their successful Apollo Lunar Missions were accompanied by more than 8,000 photographs which were recently uploaded to Flickr covering their entire Apollo space Mission operation right from the first Apollo 7 to the last Apollo 17(believably the final lunar mission in 1972). The commendable effort to share these precious memories with the world goes to Kipp Teague of the Project Apollo Archive who was the first to scan these images as the representative of Johnson Space Centre
According to Kipp, the archive was created in 1999 as a retrospective of the space era. A subsequent collaboration between the Archive and Eric Jones’ Apollo Lunar Surface Journal led to a collection of thousands of historic images collected over the years. This archive is not a NASA undertaking but an independent one representing the NASA-provided Apollo Space Mission as originally provided in its raw, HD unprocessed form by the Johnson Space Centre. The photos are presented as taken on film and thereby developed.
Here are some of the pictures shared below which were taken during the nearly decade long Apollo Space Mission. Each photo are at a resolution of 1800 dpi (dots per inch)
We must be eternally grateful to NASA for sharing such pictures for the majority of us who can only dream of travelling to the moon, let alone become an astronaut. The original photos can be seen here.