mardi 26 août 2014

Apollo 16 EVA 2, restored snapshot from TV camera.

Restored snapshot extracted from TV camera (positioning on lunar rover) during 2nd EVA of Apollo 16 mission ( John Young, and Charles Duke).

American Flag on lunar surface:

American Flag on LM :

Lunar rover and LM :

Charles Duke :

mercredi 20 août 2014

Gemini IX-A launch (June 1966)

The mission was flown June 3-6, 1966 by backup command pilot Thomas P. Stafford and pilot Eugene Cernan. The astronauts rendezvoused with the Augmented Target Docking Adaptor. Panorama extracted from 16mm tower camera.

Raw pictures:

lundi 18 août 2014

Apollo 8, before TLI (Dec. 21, 1968)

Apollo 8, Earth view before TLI. Panorama extracted from individual pictures of 16 mm camera. The three-astronaut crew Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and then the first to witness Earth-rise.

Raw picture extracted from 16mm camera: