AS15-92-12450 - Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 92/OO - EVA-2

50 beautiful photos of the Moon landing missions from the Project Apollo Archives

Astronauts on the Apollo Moon missions were equipped with a Swedish Hasselblad camera - here are some of the amazing photos they took from their journeys to the Moon.

Astronauts who went on the Apollo Moon missions were equipped with a Swedish-made Hasselblad camera. Now, many of these photos have been made freely available via the Flickr account Project Apollo Archives.

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we’ve picked out 50 of our favourites from the enormous 11,600-image collection, showing the barrenness of the Moon, the vastness of space and the humanity of the mission.

All images © NASA/Flickr/Project Apollo Archives

Apollo 7

1

AS07-3-1542

AS07-3-1542 Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 3/M - Earth Orbit
AS07-3-1542 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 3/M – Earth Orbit
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AS07-4-1584

AS07-4-1584 - Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit
AS07-4-1584 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N – Earth Orbit
3

AS07-4-1596

AS07-4-1596 - Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit
AS07-4-1596 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N – Earth Orbit
4

AS07-4-1600

AS07-4-1600 - Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit
AS07-4-1600 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N – Earth Orbit
5

AS07-4-1602

AS07-4-1602 Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit
AS07-4-1602 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N – Earth Orbit
6

AS07-11-2000

AS07-11-2000 - Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 11/P - Earth Orbit
AS07-11-2000 – Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 11/P – Earth Orbit

Apollo 8

7

AS08-13-2329

AS08-13-2329 - Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 13/E - Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth Coast
AS08-13-2329 – Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 13/E – Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth Coast
8

AS08-16-2583

AS08-16-2583 - Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 16/A - Trans-Lunar Coast, Lunar Orbit
AS08-16-2583 – Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 16/A – Trans-Lunar Coast, Lunar Orbit
9

AS08-16-2628

AS08-16-2628 - Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 16/A - Trans-Lunar Coast, Lunar Orbit
AS08-16-2628 – Apollo 8 Hasselblad image from film magazine 16/A – Trans-Lunar Coast, Lunar Orbit

Apollo 9

10

AS09-20-3069

AS09-20-3069 - Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit, EVA
AS09-20-3069 – Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E – Earth orbit, EVA
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AS09-20-3079

AS09-20-3079 - Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit, EVA
AS09-20-3079 – Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E – Earth orbit, EVA
12

AS09-20-3175

AS09-20-3175 - Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit, EVA
AS09-20-3175 – Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E – Earth orbit, EVA
13

AS09-21-3207

AS09-21-3207 Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flight
AS09-21-3207 – Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B – Earth orbit, LM test flight

Apollo 10

14

AS10-34-5091

AS10-34-5091 Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 34/M - LM extraction, Lunar orbit, LM undocking & return
AS10-34-5091 – Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 34/M – LM extraction, Lunar orbit, LM undocking & return
15

AS10-35-5249

AS10-35-5249 Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 35/U - Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth Coast
AS10-35-5249 – Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 35/U – Lunar Orbit, Trans-Earth Coast
16

AS10-34-5026

AS10-34-5026 Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 34/M - LM extraction, Lunar orbit, LM undocking & return
AS10-34-5026 – Apollo 10 Hasselblad image from film magazine 34/M – LM extraction, Lunar orbit, LM undocking & return

Apollo 11

17

AS11-36-5293

AS11-36-5293 Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 36/N - Trans-Lunar
AS11-36-5293 – Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 36/N – Trans-Lunar
18

AS11-40-5880

AS11-40-5880 - Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S - EVA
AS11-40-5880 – Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S – EVA
19

AS11-40-5903

AS11-40-5903 - Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S - EVA
AS11-40-5903 – Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S – EVA
20

AS11-40-5944

AS11-40-5944 - 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S - EVA
AS11-40-5944 –  11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S – EVA
21

AS11-44-6550

AS11-44-6550 - Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 44/V - LM inspection, rendezvous
AS11-44-6550 – Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 44/V – LM inspection, rendezvous

Apollo 12

22

AS12-46-6718

AS12-46-6718 - Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1
AS12-46-6718 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y – EVA-1
23

AS12-46-6755

AS12-46-6755 Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1
AS12-46-6755 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y – EVA-1
24

AS12-47-6896

AS12-47-6896 - Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 47/V - EVA-1
AS12-47-6896 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 47/V – EVA-1
25

AS12-49-7207

AS12-49-7207 - Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2
AS12-49-7207 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z – EVA-2
26

AS12-49-7278

AS12-49-7278 Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2
AS12-49-7278 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z – EVA-2
27

AS12-55-8258

AS12-55-8258 - Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 55/EE - Orbital, Trans-Earth Coast
AS12-55-8258 – Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 55/EE – Orbital, Trans-Earth Coast

Apollo 13

28

AS13-59-8562

AS13-59-8562 Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 59/R - Transfer from LM to CM; LM undocking prior to reentry
AS13-59-8562 – Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 59/R – Transfer from LM to CM; LM undocking prior to reentry
29

AS13-62-8885

AS13-62-8885 Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 62/JJ - Onboard
AS13-62-8885 – Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 62/JJ – Onboard
30

AS13-62-9004

AS13-62-9004 Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 62/JJ - Onboard
AS13-62-9004 – Apollo 13 Hasselblad image from film magazine 62/JJ – Onboard

Apollo 14

31

AS14-64-9173

AS14-64-9173 Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 64/LL - EVA-2
AS14-64-9173 – Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 64/LL – EVA-2
32

AS14-66-9304

AS14-66-9304 Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 66/II - EVA-1
AS14-66-9304 – Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 66/II – EVA-1
33

AS14-67-9385

AS14-67-9385 Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 67/JJ - EVA-1
AS14-67-9385 – Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 67/JJ – EVA-1
34

AS14-74-10206

AS14-74-10206 Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 74/N - LM inspection
AS14-74-10206 – Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 74/N – LM inspection
35

AS14-75-10316

AS14-75-10316 (Processed) Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 75/R - Lunar orbit
AS14-75-10316 – (Processed) Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 75/R – Lunar orbit

Apollo 15

36

AS15-86-11602

AS15-86-11602 - Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 86/NN - EVA-1 & 2
AS15-86-11602 – Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 86/NN – EVA-1 & 2
37

AS15-86-11692

AS15-86-11692 - Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 86/NN - EVA-1 & 2
AS15-86-11692 – Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 86/NN – EVA-1 & 2
38

AS15-92-12450

AS15-92-12450 - Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 92/OO - EVA-2
AS15-92-12450 – Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 92/OO – EVA-2

Apollo 16

39

AS16-113-18339

AS16-113-18339 - Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 113/A - Orbit & Post-Ldg
AS16-113-18339 – Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 113/A – Orbit & Post-Ldg
40

AS16-114-18388

AS16-114-18388 - Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 114/B (Color) EVA-1 & 2
AS16-114-18388 – Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 114/B (Color) EVA-1 & 2
41

AS16-117-18841

AS16-117-18841 - Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 117/F - EVA-3
AS16-117-18841 – Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine 117/F – EVA-3

Apollo 17

42

AS17-134-20387

AS17-134-20387 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3
AS17-134-20387 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B – EVA-1 & 3
43

AS17-134-20524

AS17-134-20524 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3
AS17-134-20524 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B – EVA-1 & 3
44

AS17-141-21600

AS17-141-21600 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 141/L - EVA-3
AS17-141-21600 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 141/L – EVA-3
45

AS17-145-22257

AS17-145-22257 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 145/D - EVA-2, Post-EVA-3 & Orbit
AS17-145-22257 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 145/D – EVA-2, Post-EVA-3 & Orbit
46

AS17-152-23273

AS17-152-23273 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP - Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval
AS17-152-23273 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP – Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval
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AS17-152-23393

AS17-152-23393 - Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP - Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval
AS17-152-23393 – Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP – Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval
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AS17-160-23996

AS17-160-23996 - Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 160/YY - lunar orbit, onboard
AS17-160-23996 – Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 160/YY – lunar orbit, onboard
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AS17-163-24119

AS17-163-24119 - Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT - onboard
AS17-163-24119 – Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT – onboard
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AS17-163-24170

AS17-163-24170 - Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT - onboard
AS17-163-24170 – Apollo 17 35mm image from film magazine 163/TT – onboard

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