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17000 rare NASA moon mission photos released


Here. Including rare Mission 13 photos:

But one of the hidden treasures of the archive are pictures from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Nasa has never been happy to draw attention to the mission, which came breathtakingly close to failure when an oxygen tank ruptured 200,000 miles away from Earth on April 14, 1970.

It led to Lovell’s famous understatement: ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem.’

The 60's was a turbulent decade, but what was accomplished through the space program was truly amazing. I grew up with 3 of the Apollo photos on my bedroom wall and remember having a softball-sized moon globe. One of my favorite books is Moon Shot by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. Of course, getting men to the moon was not the difficult part, it was bringing them safely home. Seems somewhat demoralizing to think how little we have to show for our efforts these days despite vast increases in technology. When will we do something impressive enough that we can replace the expression "If we can put a man on the moon, surely we can..."? Piltdown2

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