Since 1999, space enthusiast Kipp Teague has been managing the Project Apollo Archive, an online repository of digital images related to the historic manned lunar landing program. Teague recently updated his archive with thousands of original Apollo images provided by NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Here, an iconic image from the Apollo 8 mission of an Earthrise is seen in the original camera orientation.
Apollo 11 training
NASA’s Apollo program included a series of manned Moon landings from 1969 to 1972.
One of the first feet on the moon, leaving one of the first footsteps during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module made the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin performed a single EVA (extravehicular activity) near the LM.
During the Apollo 9 mission, astronaut David Scott performs an extravehicular activity (EVA) from Command Module Gumdrop, seen from docked Lunar Module Spider in March, 1969.
The lunar surface, Apollo 12.
The last mission to the moon, Apollo 17, took place in December 1972. The astronaut has a Hassleblad camera around his chest during EVA-3.
Apollo 17 Lunar Module in orbit, 1972.
Liftoff of Apollo 13 Saturn V SA-508 from Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A on April 11, 1970.
A close-up view of the U.S. flag deployed on the Moon at the Taurus-Littrow landing site by the crewmen of Apollo 17, with the crescent Earth in the background lunar sky above the flag, December, 1972.
With no wind on the Moon, the American flag “flew” with the help of an L-shaped pole.
Apollo 14 Lunar Module Antares on the lunar surface at Frau Mauro, February 1971.
Apollo 14 Lunar Module Antares during inspection and prior to landing, February, 1971.
Window of Apollo 12, 1969.
Apollo 16 astronauts Charlie Duke (left) and John Young (right) on the Lunar Rover during a pre-flight checkout, November 2, 1971.
Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger on the moon during the third EVA in December 1972.
A rendezvous with the 2nd stage for docking practice over Florida, October 1968. The Apollo 7 mission lasted 11 days.
A view of Earth taken during the translunar coast phase of the Apollo 17 Mission. December, 1972.
Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan drives the lunar roving vehicle in a brief checkout prior to loading it with communications equipment, tolls and scientific gear during the early part of the first EVA (extravehicular activity) at the Taurus-Littrow, a lunar valley that served as the landing site for the mission in December 1972, the last manned mission to the Moon to date.
With Earth visible in the distance a Lunar Module inspection, rendezvous, July 1969.
Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan salutes the American flag in 1972.