Showcased on the Project Apollo Archive’s Flickr account, the photos have been clicked with couple of Hasselblad cameras, which the astronauts carried along during the Apollo missions.
Remember, these images were clicked in the late 60s and early 70s, and thus the quality of these images is not one would expect to see in today’s date and time. But, Kipp Teague, leader of Project Apollo Archive, and his team along with many enthusiasts have worked for more than 10 years in order to convert these images so that they can be accessible over digital mediums. These images give exclusive behind the scenes look at the various Apollo missions Nasa carried out.
The cameras see the use of film that is 3 to 4 times larger as compared to a standard 35mm frame due to which every visible surface, craters and even the pores of the astronaut’s skin is visible.
These detailed NASA images are from Apollo missions which ran from 1969 to 1972 with the print process beginning in 2004 when original Apollo film rolls were scanned at the Johnson Space Center. While the photos include most of the missions, it is images from Apollo 7,8,9,10 and 13 that are missing. Teague promises that some of these will be added sometime soon while others will take some more time.
Have a look at the entire album on Flickr.