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NASA Just Released 9,200 Apollo Mission Photos, And They’re Stunning

You’ve seen photos of the moon before, but you haven’t seen these ones.  NASA recently uploaded over 9,000 HD images of every manned moon-mission that include shots that range from behind-the-scenes to action to moon rocks.  The collection includes every single photo taken on the moon’s surface, along with those from the voyage there and back.  These are a small selection, but the entire album can be viewed on Flickr.

Apollo 17: Taking the Lunar Rover for a spin

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Apollo 17: Commander Eugene Cernan, left, with lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt

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Apollo 9: Spacewalk

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Apollo 17: Getting cleaned up

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Apollo 7: In orbiting around Earth

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Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin

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Apollo 8: Several photos of the moon in Apollo 8’s collection show it in bright vibrant colors, including red and blue.

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Apollo 10: Earth rising

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Apollo 11: Exploring
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Apollo 11: Headed down to be the first human on the moon

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Apollo 12: Earth just barely visible

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Apollo 13 — This view of the damaged Apollo 13 Service Module was photographed from the command module. It was damaged after an oxygen tank exploded.

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Apollo 13: The infamous “mailbox” rig improvised to adapt the Command Module’s square carbon dioxide scrubber cartridges to fit the Lunar Module, which took a round cartridge

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Apollo 13: John L. Swigert putting it together

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Apollo 14: Moon rocks

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Apollo 15: Lunar rover

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Apollo 16: A family photo left on the moon

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Apollo 16: Experimenting

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Source: Business Insider

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