Fly me to the moon


Over 8,400 stunning photographs of past Nasa missions to the moon have been uploaded to Flickr in high resolution by a team of enthusiasts led by archivist Kipp Teague for the world to see.

The images, including the first lunar landings, were shot by astronauts using Hasselblad cameras. Medium format Hasselblads were used to capture this impressive detail because the film the cameras use is three to four times as large as a standard 35mm frame.

The process of scanning and archiving every photo taken of the moon by astronauts began in 2004 at Johnson Space Centre by a team led by Kipp. The Project Apollo Archive was created in 1999 as a personal project, which led to a collaboration with Eric Jones’ Apollo Lunar Surface to amass the enormous collection of images.