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Vintage space treasures from the Project Apollo Archive (pictures)

The new Project Apollo Archive on Flickr contains some stunning gems amidst many, many photos of the lunar surface.

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Michelle Starr
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1 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

This beautiful photograph of Africa was taken during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972.

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2 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The crescent Earth, seen from Apollo 16, in orbit around the moon in April 1972.

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3 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Engineer Wally Schirra, on board the Apollo 7 mission in October 1968.

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4 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The expended Saturn IVB stage, photographed from the Apollo 7 spacecraft in October 1968.

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5 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules, photographed from the Lunar Module in March 1969.

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6 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The Apollo 17 Lunar Rover, December 1972.

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7 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

An astronaut casts a long shadow on his first Extra Vehicular Activity, Apollo 17, December 1972.

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8 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The famous "Earthrise" photo, taken by astronaut William Anders of the Apollo 8 mission, December 1968.

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9 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Crater snapped from lunar orbit aboard the Apollo 12 spacecraft in November 1969.

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10 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The Earth captured while en route to the moon, Apollo 11, July 1969.

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11 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Apollo 11's lunar module, July 1969.

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12 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, photographed in the Apollo 11 spacecraft, July 1969.

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13 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The third EVA of Apollo 17 and the last of the Apollo program, December 13, 1972. No one has set foot on the moon since.

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14 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Astronaut footprints on the lunar surface photographed during the Apollo 12 mission, November 1969.

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15 of 15 NASA/Project Apollo Archive

This photograph from Apollo 17 demonstrates quite neatly the lack of colour on the lunar surface. December 1972.

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