Our Favorite Images From NASA's Incredible New Apollo Gallery

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Earlier this week, NASA uploaded an incredible treasure trove of images to a new gallery on Flickr: unprocessed photographs from all of the manned Apollo missions. They represent an incredible look into what the astronauts saw on their missions to the moon.

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NASA’s astronauts are known for taking some of the world’s best pictures, but this gallery is a chance to see the raw results: untouched and unprocessed pictures of space. They’re high-resolution images that are perfect for reprocessing.

You can check out the entire gallery here, but we’ve pulled out some of our favorites from the over 8,400 images:

Apollo 7

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S-IVB stage during rendezvous maneuvers.

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Rendezvous with the S-IVB stage.

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Looking down into the clouds.

Apollo 8

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Earthrise.

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Lunar Surface.

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Looking back on the way home.

Apollo 9

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Lunar Lander rendezvous and extraction.

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Russell Schweickart’s EVA.

Apollo 10

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The lunar surface.

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Command Module Charlie Brown.

Apollo 11

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Buzz Aldrin on the ride out.

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Neil Armstrong, shortly after landing.

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Buzz Aldrin carrying sensors.

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LEM returning home.

Apollo 12

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Astronaut on the lunar surface.

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Lunar surface

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Research

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Astronaut Alan Bean.

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Earth on the ride out.

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Lunar Module landing

Apollo 13

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Damaged parts.

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Lunar Lander, unused.

Apollo 14

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Lunar EVA

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Commander Alan Shepherd Jr.

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Lunar experiments

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LEM

Apollo 15

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Experiments

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Lunar mountains

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Astronaut and Lunar Rover

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Astronaut, LEM and Lunar Rover

Apollo 16

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Astronaut Thomas Mattingly

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Commander John Young

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Mattingly

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Young

Apollo 17

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Commander Gene Cernan

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Commander Eugene Cernan during Lunar EVA

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Pilot Ron Evans retrieving film canisters.

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Command Module

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Cernan, post EVA.

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DISCUSSION

Nice.

Fun facts:

Apollo 7: mission commander Wally Schirra staged a kind of mutiny when he objected to extra tasks on their checklist, and certain procedures. Mission control was furious, and none of the three astronauts ever flew in space again.

Apollo 10: the LM made a low pass but did not land. The ascent stage was not fully fueled so the crew would not be tempted to land.

Apollo 11: the watch Buzz is wearing in the first photo is his NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster. Neil left his in the lander, so Buzz’s was the only one on the Moon’s surface on that mission. It went missing enroute to a museum and has never been found; someone somewhere is walking around wearing Buzz’s moon watch.

Apollo 12: LM pilot Alan Bean was knocked unconscious when a poorly secured camera came loose during reentry and hit him on the head.

Apollo 13: in a post-flight interview mission commander Jim Lovell said that when they realized the extent of the damage the thought they were goners. He said they were amazed when mission control told them there was a chance to make it back.

Apollo 17: mission commander Gene Cernan said [paraphrasing]: I didn’t just go to the moon, I lived there. I had a house, I had a job, I even had a car. I lived on the moon for three days.