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Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive
Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive

This has to be one of the most impressive photo archives on earth — Project Apollo Archive is thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts on Flickr.

To date, nearly 12,000 photos have been loaded, all taken by Apollo astronauts during missions to the moon.

As the Planetary Society notes, the archive is the work of Kipp Teague, who created Project Apollo Archive in 1999. He’s now migrated “new, unprocessed versions of original NASA photo scans” to Flickr.

The Flickr collection includes, “every photo taken on the lunar surface by astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras…along with numerous other Hasselblad photos shot from Earth and lunar orbit, as well as during the journey between the two,” Teague told the Planetary Society.

If you see some Apollo missions missing from the Flickr archive, don’t sweat it. Teague says he is working on loading more photos soon — especially those from Apollo 7, 9, 10 and 13 — and is requesting more images from NASA.

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Below a few shots:

Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 11
Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 11
Photo via Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 12
Photo via Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 12
Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 17
Photo via Flickr/Project Apollo Archive/Apollo 17
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