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heng44
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posted 07-12-2004 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kipp Teague's ApolloArchive website now includes Apollo-11's film magazine "S" in its entirety, representing all photographs taken during the historic first moonwalk on July 20, 1969. Images identified with the prefix AS11-40 are now seen for the first time in their clearest and most accurate presentation to date, and are a result of recent work by Johnson Space Center to digitally scan original Apollo film. The process involves removing each original film roll from a double-freezer, allowing it to thaw, then digitally scanning each frame using an Oxberry adapted HR-500 long roll film scanner. The Apollo magazine "S" raw digital scans were supplied on DVD-R to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and Project Apollo Archive, for which Kipp Teague processed the images for web presentation. It is with pleasure that Eric Jones and Kipp present to you the EVA photographs of Apollo 11 as never seen before, and coinciding with the 35th anniversary of man's first voyage to the surface of the Moon.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 07-12-2004 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! I always wanted to see the first ever photo taken by a man on another world, there I have it, AS11-40-5850.

Is there a log (not the actual pictures, just their id's, or at least the amount taken) of photos taken by each Apollo mission? It's incredible, but when someone ask me "how many photos were taken by Apollo 16", for instance, I can't answer...

heng44
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posted 07-12-2004 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 1202 Alarm:
Is there a log (not the actual pictures, just their id's, or at least the amount taken) of photos taken by each Apollo mission?
Yes, there is.

Click on the mission name and you can see lo-res versions of each and every photo that was taken on the Apollo flights.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 07-12-2004 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incredible. Absolutely stunning.

Ed, do you know if there is any plan by the Apollo Archive or JSC to make the full res images available?

Cheers,
Matt

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posted 07-12-2004 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't it great how our fellow cS members share?

Best regards to all, Garry

heng44
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posted 07-12-2004 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an effort underway at JSC to scan all mission film at high resolution. The Apollo-11 magazine is just a first result of that.

Ed

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posted 07-12-2004 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great stuff! But are my eyes playing tricks on me? Is it really Aldrin's face in photo AS11-40-5875 visible through the gold-plated visor, looking at the camera?

Luc

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posted 07-12-2004 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely right, Luc! And take a close look at AS11-40-5951.

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posted 07-12-2004 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The most famous photo, the one with Aldrin and Neil on visor, AS11-40-5903, was modified on earth? I mean, the original upper limit is touching Buzz's helmet, but my signed photo and all the other reproductions feature more black sky above the helmet. So, it was added later, right?

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posted 07-12-2004 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Going by the LPI link above, there was black sky above Aldrin in the original visor image.

Adam.

P.S. I have mentioned it before but I am sure if a high enough resolution version of AS11-44-6598 was produced, Armstrong can be seen through the LM window!

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posted 07-12-2004 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!!

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posted 07-12-2004 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star51L   Click Here to Email star51L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This absolutely makes my day! How wonderful to see new images. And thanks Ed, I'd not seen that site before.

I do want to extend a heartful thanks to all on this site with all the terrific contributions. This is truly a special place with special people that will never let our wonderful achievements in space fade from memory.

Chris Miller

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posted 07-12-2004 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The famous Buzz Aldrin picture (AS11-40-5903) was indeed altered by NASA to make it look a little better. I think this was done because it is one of the most reproduced images of the Apollo program. They corrected the horizon, which was tilted in the original, and also added some black space above Buzz' PLSS. You can see this is artificial because his antenna is missing.

The fact that there is black sky above the PLSS in the LPI image is because that comes from a low resolution scan that has a black border around it and they took a little piece of that border as part of the image.

NASA simply made an attempt to correct minor photographic flaws in THE photo that symbolizes the moon landings. I hope this doesn't fuel any conspiracy theories, but I am afraid it will!

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 07-12-2004 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the way: with Tom Neal's help we also uncovered a portrait of the Apollo 8 backup crew - Armstrong, Aldrin and Haise.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 07-12-2004 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cheers for that info Ed!

I would hope that the conspiracy theories would be weakened now. Their theories always seem to centre on the fact that the images are just too "perfect".

At least with the release of the complete set of images in hi-res format, they will be able to see the blurred and inadvertent shots.

Adam

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posted 07-12-2004 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, I should know this but I don't. What is the white bag seen in AS11-40-5850? It's in a few other pics too but I don't know what it is.

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posted 07-12-2004 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hawkman:
Okay, I should know this but I don't. What is the white bag seen in AS11-40-5850? It's in a few other pics too but I don't know what it is.
I believe that is the contingency sample bag.

Scott
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quote:
Originally posted by heng44:
They corrected the horizon, which was tilted in the original...
Really? All (or almost all) of the published versions of the visor photo that I have ever seen still have the 5 degree horizon tilt, caused by Armstrong inadvertently tilting the camera when he took the famous photo.

Thanks Ed, Eric and Kipp for all your work and letting us know about the new images online!

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posted 07-13-2004 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't seen an answer to Matt T's inquiry on availability of full-res files.

Does anyone know if these are/will be available, i.e., will we be able to get a copy of the DVD-R or equivalent?

Thanks.

Dave

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posted 07-13-2004 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that they will be made available through Eric Jones' Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and Kipp Teague's ApolloArchive.

Ed

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The bag on the surface is the jettison bag, it's just unneeded rubbish that is better left on the surface to make room for lunar samples.

The contingency sample bag was placed into Neil's pocket ASAP, in case they needed to leave in a hurry.

Adam

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I'm still in absolute awe of AS11-40-5875 with Buzz cranking his head around toward the camera as if to say, "Neil, this would make one heck of a shot....are you getting this!" Or maybe, "cheese!"

Thanks Luc and Ed! Never thought I'd see anything new with these pictures after 35 years.

Bill

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Thanks for providing these pics! What a great resource!

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posted 07-21-2004 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't find AS 11 44 6598 in the link?

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posted 07-29-2004 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by heng44:
By the way: with Tom Neal's help we also uncovered a portrait of the Apollo-8 backup crew - Armstrong, Aldrin and Haise.
What are the names on the patches the back-up crew wears, their names or Borman, Lovell and Anders?

------
Jacques :-)
www.spacepatches.info

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posted 07-29-2004 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jacques, the names on the patches are Borman, Lovell and Anders.

Ed

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