It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 astronauts setting foot on another planet. This massive achievement would not have been possible had it not been for NASA being put on a fast track to the moon. As you can imagine, thousands of photos were taken along the way from the first flight of Apollo 7, all the way through to one small step for mankind being made. In order to celebrate this huge milestone in history, a new set of fully restored, high-res images have been assembled. Find out how you can get your hands on a commemorative USB featuring breathtaking Apollo mission photography after the break.
The First Step – Apollo Misson Photography project from Apollo space which has been launched on Indiegogo features every single photo that was taken by the astronauts from the first ever Apollo missions. There are images from Apollo 7, Apollo 8, Apollo 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo 11. In all, people who back the campaign will be getting over 5000 images on a 64GB commemorative Saturn V USB.
Back the campaign and you will get 534 high-res images from Apollo 7, 867 images from Apollo 8, 792 pictures from Apollo 9, 1437 images from Apollo 10, and 1411 images from the Apollo 11 mission. Almost all of the images measure 5000 x 5000 and are at 300 dpi, but some black and white images measure 4000 x 4000 at 300 dpi. There are of course different levels you can enter the First Step – Apollo Mission photography project. Starting at just $15, backers can get their hands on an empty Saturn V rocket USB flash drive, whereas $50 will get you the commemorative flash drive and all of the images. If you want to go all in, $215 will get you the flash drive with all the images, and a signed 8×10 lithograph of Frank Borman (Apollo 8 Commander).
The campaign has a goal of $10,000, and as of the time of writing, the First Step – Apollo Mission Photography project has just two backers and has raised $125. If you’d like more information and would like to see image samples, head on over to the Indiegogo campaign page.