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Apollo missions pop to life with fan’s glorious animation of NASA photos

Stunning.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:44 pm*

Internet Culture

Cynthia McKelvey 

Cynthia McKelvey

In October, the Project Apollo Archive released more 8,400 digitally enhanced photos of NASA’s Apollo missions to a public album on Flickr. While that could have easily been the end of things, one artist took them a step further.

Chris Coupland is a photographer from Plymouth, England. He put together some of the Apollo photos and added animation effects, music, and sound clips from the actual missions to recreate—in glorious full color—some of the magic and wonder of the original lunar missions.

Coupland said he made the animations using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects in the video’s description. He added that he hopes the video will inspire “other people to learn more about the history of space exploration.”

H/T the Laughing Squid via PetaPixel | Photo via Project Apollo Archive/Flickr (PD)

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*First Published: Dec 10, 2015, 5:56 pm