Apollo Remastered

The Ultimate Photographic Journey

Hardcover, 336 pages

Published Sept. 5, 2022 by Black Dog & Leventhal.

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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the last steps taken on the moon, this unique, definitive book about the Apollo missions reveals hundreds of extraordinary, newly-restored, and all-new images from the NASA archives that provide a never-before-seen perspective on the Apollo endeavors.

In Houston, Texas, there is a frozen vault that preserves the original NASA photographic film of the Apollo missions. For half a century, almost every image of the Moon landings publicly available was produced from a lower-quality copy of these frozen originals. Over the last few years, NASA image restorer Andy Saunders has been working hard. Taking newly available digital scans and applying pain-staking care and cutting-edge enhancement techniques, he has created the highest quality Apollo photographs ever produced. Never-before-seen spacewalks and crystal-clear portraits of astronauts in their spacecraft, along with startling new visions of the Earth and the Moon, offer astounding new insight into one …

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A fabulous coffee-table sized book, featuring hundreds of images taken during the Apollo missions.

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A fabulous coffee-table sized book, featuring hundreds of images taken during the Apollo missions, along with some from the earlier Mercury and Gemini missions. As described at the end of the book, the images were digitally scanned from the original master images from the missions that have been kept in cold storage. The scanned images were then altered to adjust the contrast and colour and to remove dust, damage and other artefacts. Panoramic images were stitched together, while some images were stacked to improve the image quality and recover some image details.

The result are large, fantastic images of space, the Earth and the Moon that are close to what the astronauts would have actually seen. You may have probably seen similar images to those in the book from other publications or website, but few, if any, look as excellent or as true to life as those featured in this …