Now starring online: The moon

A week ago, we were pretty enthralled with the moon, which provided a show during a lunar eclipse. It was like old times. Excitement about the moon.

It’s probably coincidence, though, that Kipp Teague, an information technology specialist in Virgina, has done more in the last week to remind us of a time when the moon was special, than any human has since a small group of men traveled there.

On his own, Teague has obtained and processed the original photos taken by Apollo astronauts and he recently uploaded them to Flickr

NASA doesn’t have the funding to process and archive the images, so Teague did it.

What can you do with the raw images? Graham Dalley used them to make this composite image, which he posted on Teague’s Facebook page.

As of this afternoon, more than 10,000 photos have been added to the Flickr page.

Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E – Earth orbit, EVA Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 47/V – EVA-1. Project Apollo archive. Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S – EVA. Apollo Project Archive. Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 86/NN – EVA-1 & 2. Project Apollo Archive.

Related: Apollo 13 remembered 45 years later (NewsCut)