NASA Floods Flickr With Stellar Photos

The moon has invaded the public domain. And we're not talking about the recent super-moon and eclipse. On October 2, 2015, NASA uploaded 8,400 photos of the space race on Flickr, free for astronomy enthusiasts to share. The high-resolution pics (1800 dpi) are taken from Apollo missions from the 1960s and early 1970s.

Astronauts went into orbit equipped with Hasselblad cameras to document their journey visually. The photos have since been digitized and restored to a higher quality than the blurry, pixelated ones from the 60s and 70s. The Project Apollo Archive's extensive restoration program began in 2004.

NASA also has pictures of the Apollo 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 missions, but those will be uploaded at a later date.

Here are some highlights from the collection. For the whole Flickr cache, click here.

Dark side of the moon?

The moon invented throwing shade

Earth dawns on the horizon

An astronaut works while the entire earth looks over his shoulder

Instagram wasn't invented yet, but it looks like filters were popular back in the day

Not all the pics were stunning (here, a finger appears to make a cameo)

Zero-gravity selfie

Routine Man-tenance

Lastly, an homage to 'Old Glory'


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