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Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S, EVA

Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S, EVA

ABOUT THIS ARTWORK 

The photo is from the Apollo 11 space mission, the first to achieve a moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 is burned into our collective memory, although there were 14 missions during the Apollo Program (1961-1972). The Project Apollo Archive, created in 1999, contains 8,400 super high-resolution images from the Apollo missions, a project undertaken by historian and space enthusiast Kipp Teague. Around 2004, Johnson Space Center began re-scanning the original Apollo Hasselblad camera film magazines.  These images were processed—adjusting color and brightness levels, and reducing the images in size to about 2350 x 2350 pixels (equivalent to 300 dpi, or dots per inch)—for inclusion in The Project Apollo Archive and NASA’s Apollo Lunar Service Journal.  

 

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