High-Rez NASA Moon Photos Now Online

High-Rez NASA Moon Photos Now Online »

A trove of 8,400 NASA photos from the Moon missions has been posted online in its “raw, high-resolution, and unprocessed form.” Kipp Teague, of the Project Apollo Archive, an independent, non-NASA website, said he worked with NASA to obtain the public-domain Apollo mission imagery. Teague has collected images in a Flickr gallery from both the Moon missions and from training operations on Earth. The collection includes original scans from the chest-mounted Hasselblad film cameras carried by the astronauts during their Moon explorations. More

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Short Final:

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The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) selected "It's a jungle out there. 60 years of female bush pilots." as the official theme for the 6th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week to be held March 7-13, 2016.

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