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mensax
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posted 03-13-2008 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have added two of these CD sets to my collection... Freedom 7 and Apollo 15... and I have to say these sets are tremendous! They far exceeded my expectations. A ton of photos that took me on a long journey through each of these flights. Thanks for putting these together!

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posted 03-17-2008 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Noah, glad you like our work. We have just completed STS-41D, which will be available soon. We skipped STS-41C for the moment, because Hank Hartsfield asked us to do 41D and 61A first. These will be available soon.

Take a look at the sample images we have added to the site. And in the meantime we are working on 41C.

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posted 06-18-2008 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dmh   Click Here to Email dmh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word on 41-D and 61-A?

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We were temporarily 'disctracted' by other projects, but 41C, 41D and 61A will be available very soon. We hope within a week or so. Thanks for asking...

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posted 12-02-2008 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After a long silence, we are back with the following:

Approximately 1200 images for $29.95; there will be no postage and handling on orders in December.

Orders must be placed by e-mailing directly to Roverpick@aol.com.

Below is an overview of the discs that are available at this time. Look for Apollo 11 early next year.

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posted 12-02-2008 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I note that there is no postage and handling charges for orders made in December. I presume this does not apply to U.K.?

Can you give us an idea of postage costs over the Pond please?

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posted 12-02-2008 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Andy, I forgot to mention that. International postage on average runs $4.75 for first disc and $1.50 for each additional disc. During December international customers pay only half of this.

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posted 12-03-2008 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wmk   Click Here to Email wmk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any plans to produce DVDs of Apollo 8 and Apollo 17?

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posted 12-03-2008 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Are there any plans to produce DVDs of Apollo 8 and Apollo 17?

Assuming you are talking about DVD-R photodiscs: yes. We plan to make all of the early manned missions available in this form. Apollo 11 is the next priority and I am guessing we will do Apollo 8 after that.

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posted 12-03-2008 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay   Click Here to Email Jay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought this might be a good time to answer a few questions I always get regarding the image CD's. The idea came to me a few years ago when I began scanning my 50,000 plus NASA print collection for my own purposes. This collection has been built over the past 35 years thru contacts with retired NASA managers and photographers, as well as numerous press representatives and fellow collectors. I have also made numerous trips to the photo archives at KSC, JSC and NASA Headquarters to fill in gaps and look for "new" material. Much time and money has been spent over the years on this collection... just ask my wife.

The source material I scan for the discs consists mainly of 8x10 prints and 4x5 color transparencies. There are also a few hi-quality 35mm slides and 70mm transparencies in use as well. The images are scanned at 300 dpi, color corrected when needed, and then any dust or obvious scratches are removed. A very time consuming but necessary process. The end result is a disc containing what I consider to be the best hi-res versions available of most of these images.

I also want to say a few things about the images. The vast majority are NASA. Some of the topics covered are crew photos, training, vehicle processing, launch, in-flight (Hasselblad's), splashdown, recovery and post-flight. The vast majority of the images on these discs are not the run of the mill shots. These are images that have been culled from the files during my frequent trips around the country.

I also want to say something about images and their NASA center origins. NASA Headquarters has been a great source of "HC" numbered transparencies. Many of these images I have only seen in their files. KSC obviously has been a great source for hi-quality processing and launch images. I will add that there are thousands of images in the KSC archives that will probably never see the light of day due to various forms of red tape that prohibit access. And finally JSC which maintains the massive "S" photo ID collection. The search is always on for rare and interesting shots in their files.

Sorry for rambling on. I just want people to know and understand how much time and effort goes into these discs. Ed Hengeveld has done a great job on the covers as well as making some image contributions. The Apollo 16 disc is finished, Apollo 11 has been assembled, and Apollo 8 or ASTP after that. I have promised Vance Brand I would get started on the ASTP disc soon. Astronauts Cunningham, Hartsfield, Brand, Lousma, Mitchell, Gordon, Worden, Carpenter, and the Roosa family have all had great things to say about the compilations.

Now... back to scanning.

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posted 12-03-2008 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Jay:
I will add that there are thousands of images in the KSC archives that will probably never see the light of day due to various forms of red tape that prohibit access.

Can you shed a little light on why access is not permitted to certain images? Does it have something to do with what's on the images themselves...or is it more related to accessing the location/archives in which the photos are stored? Obviously, some sensitive images related to Apollo 1, 51L, and STS-107 necessitate tight security, but I assume you're referring to images other than these.

Thanks for doing this work. It's good to have these images available in high quality. I've been meaning to pull the trigger and buy some of these sets...perhaps the lower price on Apollo 16 set gives me a good reason to start my collection. Also, I certainly look forward to more images from the Mercury and Gemini programs. Gemini images, in particular, seem hard to find in good quality on the web (other than the more famous images).

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posted 12-03-2008 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay   Click Here to Email Jay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mjanovec:
Can you shed a little light on why access is not permitted to certain images?
During two of my trips to KSC I was able to view over a hundred notebooks that contained contact sheets (thumbnail sized images) as well as 4x5 prints of events at the Cape. These images were basically the outtakes of what was eventually released thru Public Affairs. Needless to say, there were MANY images in these books that were worth looking into. The unfortunate scenario I was constantly running into was that the negatives for these lesser known images had been transferred to The National Archives in Atlanta. Access is said to not impossible, but it is not nearly as it would have been prior to transfer. I have also entertained thoughts of taking a scanner to KSC and doing some scanning from the contact sheets. As of a year ago this was apparently a post 9/11 security issue. While some of the NASA centers have gone out of their way to help whenever they can, others have given me the impression that the hidden photo treasures are best left alone.

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posted 12-03-2008 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the additional detail. It sounds like there are a lot of good images still to be uncovered. Good luck in breaking down those doors!

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posted 12-04-2008 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed JL, when I visited NASA HQ in Washington D.C. I also had the opportunity to visit their library among which the large books with thumbnailed photos

Question: Are there any plans to do this for unmanned space missions?

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posted 12-30-2008 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just wanted to say that I ordered the MR-3, GT-3, and Apollo 16 discs (to get one from each early program) and am extremely happy with the content. There are a lot of great photos on these discs that I've never seen before...all presented in top notch quality.

If anyone is still sitting on the fence about buying these discs, go for it!

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posted 12-30-2008 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frederic Janik   Click Here to Email Frederic Janik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I concur! I also ordered the Apollo 16 disc and am very happy with the product - in fact I am going to purchase another disc in the series.

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posted 12-31-2008 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased the MA-7 and Apollo 7 DVD's and they are terriffic! I too will also be coming back for more.

On edit... Apollo 13 has now been ordered.

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posted 01-15-2009 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Availble now: Apollo 8 Hi-Res Image Library. Over 1500 images of the historic flight, including ALL the Hasselblads the crew brought back.

Cost is $39.95 and this includes shipping and handling in the U.S. Overseas shipping is $2.

Orders can be placed by e-mailing directly to Roverpick@aol.com.

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posted 01-15-2009 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some sample images from the Apollo 8 disc.

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posted 01-15-2009 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liebeek   Click Here to Email liebeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent you an e-mail about the STS-6 and 41C. Awaiting your reply.

Funny talking to you in a foreign language but I don't suppose our Dutch would be recognized so easily.

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posted 02-24-2009 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Available now: Gemini 4 Hi-Res Image Library. Around 700 images of the historic flight. Cost is $39.95.

Orders can be placed by e-mailing directly to Roverpick@aol.com.

Here are some sample images:

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posted 02-25-2009 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to sound like a broken record, but the Apollo 8 disc was fantastic! There were lots of images there I had never seen before. Plus, the magazines of film taken during the mission were quite fascinating. Scrolling through the images, it feels almost like you're sitting in the CM and watching the lunar surface slip by underneath you.

I can't wait to see the Gemini IV set. Gemini has always been my favorite program...and the photography on Gemini IV (from what I've seen) is particularly good.

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Any idea when Apollo 17 may be available?

Also, are you planning on continuing with the shuttle series? Flights of interest are STS-37, 58, 91 and 97. Thanks.

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Apollo 17 will more than likely start taking shape in a few months. It will certainly be done by mid-summer.

ASTP will be wrapped up by the end of this month. I am just waiting for some additional material from JSC. Apollo 11 has been scanned and just needs some processing work. Should be done with that in 4-6 weeks.

Shuttle will pick up again this summer. It can sometimes be a real challenge to find large numbers of images for some of the 1984-85 Shuttle missions... but I am working on it.

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Available now: Apollo 11 Hi-Res Image Library. Around 2,190 images of the historic flight. Cost is $39.95.

Orders can be placed by e-mailing directly to Roverpick@aol.com. This e-mail address can also be used when placing orders via PayPal.

Here are some sample images:

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posted 05-19-2009 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Available now: Apollo 17 is the first two-disc set in the history of Retro Space Images. The vast amount of 4400 images just would not fit onto one DVD. Price is $44.95 and that amounts to only $00.01 per image.

Orders can be placed by e-mailing directly to Roverpick@aol.com.

Below are some sample images.

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J.L. has given his RetroSpaceImages website a facelift and the latest addition is the Apollo 10 disc. Take a look here.

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Now available: MR-4 Hi-Res Image Library. Around 275 photos of Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 flight on July 21, 1961. Introductory price will be $29.95 until October 1.

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Just hoping to get some photo identification help. I just posted a new "image of the week" on the Retro Space Images site. The photo shows the Apollo 9 crew posing with two members of the Kennedy Space Center security team. The gentleman on the left is Charles Buckley. Does anyone know the name of the gentleman on the right?

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Another disc completed. Approximately 1450 Apollo 9 photos covering all aspects of the mission. Cost is $39.95.

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posted 09-24-2009 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hint: Next year we'll celebrate 1990-2010 = 20 years of Hubble Space Telescope...

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I hope we'll make the 50th anniversary...

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Me too! Keep it going. I feel such an affinity with it.

I've met Bolden and McCandless who launched it, I lectured along side Jeff Hoffman who helped fix it and was at KSC for STS-125, the final repair mission.

What a telescope! And the new pics from it are just awesome!

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posted 12-03-2009 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now available from RetroSpaceImages.com:

heng44
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Available now:

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Ed/JL, have you ever considered creating a CD exclusively for Apollo spacecraft (Saturn, CMs, LM, Lunar Rovers) that show these vehicles in various stages of development up through assembly and operations? I know there's a lot of vehicle shots in the various Apollo CDs but a single CD that captures those images plus more detailed shots during assembly might be a nice addition. I really enjoy those type of photos and wonder if other folks would too.

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I know I would certainly enjoy having photo DVDs of the development of launch vehicles (e.g. Saturn) and spacecraft (e.g Mercury, Gemini, Apollo). So I second the nomination for such a set (or series)... though I am also anxious for a completion of the Mercury and Gemini sets too.

Additionally, a set surrounding the Cape in general would be great... featuring launch pads, firing rooms, support facilities, etc. As the historic pads at the Cape continue to rapidly deteriorate (or be destroyed), photographs are often all that remains of certain sites.

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As of now, I am full time on the scanner working on Gemini 5. This is coming along nicely and hope to have it all wrapped up by the end of the month.

The three Cape/KSC discs are also coming along. There is just an abundance of images to work with. I am touching on old Cape pads and Industrial Area, KSC Industrial Area, Complex 39, all press sites, visits of VIP's, Presidential visits, blockhouses, water and barge activities, employee activities, and wildlife to name a few. There is a good chance I will be heading back to the Cape area in April, and I am hoping for some additional images of the lesser known early pads.

Down the road there will be individual development discs for Mercury thru Shuttle. These will also include some, if not all of the early un-manned missions for each program. The exception will be Apollo, here there will be a separate disc that will group together Apollo 4, 5 and 6.

At some point consideration will be given to separate compilations on particular launch vehicles and spacecraft. I would personally like to get all of the individual missions archived first.

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Well Mark, the same is true for the assembly and testing of unmanned spaceraft such as the Mariner series, Viking landers, Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2...

These CDs are a great initiative and we all appreciate the long hours of work that went in each of them!

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posted 01-22-2010 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Available now from RetroSpaceImages.com:


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