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Matt T
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posted 02-27-2007 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get ready to smile lots - and probably buy a new hard drive.

Every mission photo from Apollo is on this site, and I mean every. This even includes end of roll / damaged photos that don't appear in the official NASA numbering of the roll - I didn't even know these existed.

This is a little fiddly but follow the steps and you'll be able to download huge, high-quality Apollo photos. (Mac users - I found it impossible to get this site to work on Safari for some reason. I've used Netscape without problems).

Go to: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Hover your mouse over 'Find Photos' in the menu near the top of the page. From the drop down menu that appears choose 'Search', then 'Mission-Roll-Frame'

From the menu of missions scroll down and select your Apollo mission of choice (I'll use Apollo 9). If you have a particular photo number in mind fill in the 'Roll' and 'Frame 1' boxes. If you want to browse thumbnails leave this blank. Scroll down to 'Choose which kind of records to display (optional)' button. Click it, then select 'All digital images including those that have not yet been cataloged'. Now scroll down and hit 'Run Query'.

On the results page tick the 'Show thumbnails if they are available' box. Now browse the 28 pages of Apollo 9 photos until you find one you like. Click on the frame number of the photo, NOT the thumbnail.

On the next page scroll down to 'Large Images to Request for Downloading' and hit 'request'. On the next page follow the instructions to download the file either through your web browser or ftp software. It states a delay of up to five minutes, but I requested about 15 files in one batch and they all came through in less than a minute.

If you're interested in seeing an example the file I requested is an uncommon photo of Schweickart's EVA. Check out the reflection in Schweickart's visor of Scott standing in the CM hatch.

(I presume this file is only temporary so don't be surprised if this link has expired.)

Matt T
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posted 02-28-2007 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Forgot to say - the resolution of these images is higher even than the ALSJ / Apollo Archive.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 02-28-2007 04:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Matt. I only checked out the one you gave the link for, but do they all have the frame around them? Presumably this can be cropped for printing.

space1
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posted 02-28-2007 05:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Firefox at least, I had to start by clicking on Advanced Search at the top. Then all was fine.

Thanks Matt!

Matt T
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posted 02-28-2007 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, yes the scans are a little on the generous side, on some you can even see part of the next frame. A quick trim and maybe a tweak on the contrast settings will give you print ready images.

Madon_space
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posted 02-28-2007 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Matt. Now I know why I have just bought a 500gb hard drive.

robsouth
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posted 03-01-2007 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still think Kipp's Project Apollo archive has the better quality images.

nasamad
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posted 03-01-2007 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, These look to me like raw scans without any editing. Kipp's are edited versions. I haven't been able to pull up more than one Apollo 14 shot.

P.S. Check out the Gemini 4 shot of the Nile Delta, it's awesome!

Matt T
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posted 03-01-2007 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On a dpi level these are higher resolution than the Apollo Archive - if you are conversant with photo editing software you can achieve the same colour/contrast depth as the Apollo Archive scans.

I think the most valuable aspect of this resource is it is the only source for complete film rolls in high resolution from Apollos 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13.

spacekid2
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posted 03-01-2007 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacekid2   Click Here to Email spacekid2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Matt, awesome site.

What I love about this site is that it is a complete record. You get to see every shot and even the mistakes. It really gives you an idea of how many shots were taken during each mission.

Apollo 17 alone had 39 pages of shots on this site.

If you follow Matt's directions the site works perfectly.

Thanks again Matt. Another gem for my "Favorite" page.

spacecraft films
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posted 03-01-2007 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I looked at Apollo 17 it looked like over half the magazines were not listed. Not sure about the other missions, but A17 wasn't complete.

Rob Sumowski
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posted 03-05-2007 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had problems with varying amounts of photos available on different days? I had access to many missions last night and using the same techniques today (e.g. Apollo 13) am finding many missions as "no items found."

heng44
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posted 03-06-2007 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, I had the same. I assumed the site was temporarily unavailable, maybe because they were working on it.

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