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Restored Apollonian Moments

The BBC is currently showcasing restored Apollo 11 images. These are digitally scanned and restored, and available on the Apollo Archive site. Film rolls are unfrozen, scanned and then processed before being formatted for the web.

You'll find hi-res images (more than 5 Mpixels at 800KB or so), as well as browser-sized images in the gallery.

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The BBC is currently <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/sci_nat_apollo_11_as_never_seen_before/html/1.stm">showcasing restored Apollo 11</a> images. These are digitally scanned and restored, and available on the Apollo Archive site. Film rolls are unfrozen, scanned and then processed before being formatted for the web.

You'll find <a href="http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/as11-40-5850HR.jpg">hi-res images</a> (more than 5 Mpixels at 800KB or so), as well as browser-sized images in the <a href="http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html">gallery</a>.

<a href="http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/as11-40-5850.jpg"><img src="http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo/gallery/as11-40-5850_t.jpg""></a>

Armstrong's first photo after setting foot on the moon (click for a larger view).

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sbisson
Jul. 21st, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
Yes - it's wonderful (I'm hoping to get Michael Light's latest book 100 Suns soon - it's the same process, this time with photographs of the US surface nuclear weapon tests).

There was an exhibition of the Full Moon images at the Hayward Gallery a few years back. Huge panoramas that filled the walls. Amazing stuff.

And yes, it is a magnificent desolation.
moral_vacuum
Jul. 21st, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
There are, of course, various conspiracy thoeries that the moon lnadings never happened. As proof they point out many discrepancies in the photos (which are, admittedly, stunning).

However, ivory_goddess and I have the following theory: The moon landings did indeed happen, but the real photos were crap so they faked the ones we see today.
sbisson
Jul. 21st, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
Kodak 110 Instamatics on the Moon!
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