Apollo Film Footage Archivist Capturing Imaginations 40-Plus Years Following Last Moon Landing

While the Apollo program is legendary, many space enthusiasts born too late missed its pivotal moments, including the famous “Earthrise” seen by Apollo 8 in 1968. Filmmaker Stephen Slater is working on making these moments more accessible—and compelling—for viewers. Photo Credit: NASA/Apollo 8 crew

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Retro Space Images: Shock and Awe

The Saturn V, which would carry the Apollo 16 crew to the Moon, surrounded by lightning. Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Light and Sound — Lightning dances around Apollo 15 on the eve of launch, July 25, 1971.

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Retro Space Images: Reclined and Ready

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Contemplating — Gemini 6 astronaut Thomas Stafford is shown during weight and balance testing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in September 1965.

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Spacecraft Films: Gemini IX's Recovery

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On June 6, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew returned to Earth under the parachutes of their Gemini spacecraft; thus drawing to a close one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already lost its prime crew in […]

Retro Space Images: Extra-Vehicular Art

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Remembering Gemini 9 — Gene Cernan became the second American to walk in space on this date in 1966. This retro NASA art release shows how the original EVA plans looked.

 

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Retro Space Images: The Gator's Jaws

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A Gator With Teeth — Remembering Gemini 9 and the ATDA that Tom Stafford named “the angry alligator.”

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Spacecraft Films: The Launches of Gemini IX-A

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On June 3, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew thundered into orbit—and the history books—atop their Titan launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It would become one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already […]

Retro Space Images: Cernan Trains for Gemini

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Astronaut Training — Gemini 9 astronaut Eugene Cernan during a recovery training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the MV Retriever in 1966.

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Retro Space Images: VAB Ascends

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VAB Rising — At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Vehicle Assembly Building undergoes construction. This photograph was taken in July 1965.

 

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Retro Space Images: Apollo 10 Returns

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Remembering Apollo 10 — Sunrise in the South Pacific Ocean provides the backdrop for splashdown and recovery of Apollo 10 on May 26, 1969. Astronauts Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan landed their spacecraft 400 miles east of American Samoa. They were soon brought aboard the U.S.S. Princeton.

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