21 Of Our Favorite Frames From NASA's Massive Moon Mission Photo Archive

When the Hasselblad went to space

From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA
From the Project Apollo ArchiveCourtesy NASA

Earlier this week Kipp Teague of the Project Apollo Archive released a massive dump of images onto Flickr. Although the bulk of these images have always existed as part of the public domain, never before have these unprocessed high-resolution scans taken by astronauts on all eleven of the manned-Apollo missions to the moon been so accessible.

Predictably many of the images that have been added to the Flickr account would be considered throw aways—a number are underexposed and out of focus, but there are also some really incredible vintage shots from space—some of our favorites were shots where you can see the modified Hasselblad cameras that were strapped to the astronauts chests.

See 21 of our favorite images from this extensive archive in the gallery above.The entire collection can be found here.