Вроде я читал, что оказалась это вовсе не такая уж ценная плёнка или что-то в этом роде. Типа, забудьте да и всё...
А вот тоже актуальная информация:
1) You entered an incorrect URL into your browser's address bar, or 2) You haven't uploaded content. 1) You entered or copied the URL incorrectly or 2) The link you used to get here is faulty. (It's an excellent idea to let the link owner know.)
1) You entered an incorrect URL into your browser's address bar, or 2) You haven't uploaded content. 1) You entered or copied the URL incorrectly or 2) The link you used to get here is faulty.
// Дальше — www.moontoday.net
"Nearly 40 years after man first walked on the Moon, the complete lunar photographic record from the Apollo project will be accessible to both researchers and the general public on the Internet. A new digital archive - created through a collaboration between Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston - is making available high-resolution scans of original Apollo flight films. They are available to browse or download at: Apollo Image Archive
The digital scans are detailed enough to reveal photographic grain. Created from original flight films transported back to Earth from the Moon, the archive includes photos taken from lunar orbit as well as from the lunar surface. This is the first project to make digital scans of all the original lunar photographs from NASA's Apollo missions.
"This project fulfills a long-held wish of mine. It'll give everyone a chance to see this unique collection of images as clearly as when they were taken," says Mark Robinson, professor of geological sciences in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Robinson leads the ASU side of the Apollo image digitizing project. Separately, he is the principal investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
) - a suite of three separate, high-resolution imagers on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, due for launch in October 2008.
The reason the original Apollo images have been so seldom accessed is that they are literally irreplaceable. Between 1968 and 1972, NASA made sets of duplicate images after each Moon mission came back to Earth, placing the duplicate sets in various scientific libraries and research facilities around the world.
As a result, these second-generation copies (and subsequent copies of copies) are what scientists and the public have seen. The copied images are unsharp and over-contrasty compared to the originals, which have remained in deep-freeze storage at the Johnson Space Center. Even many lunar scientists have not seen or worked with them.
See the first featured image for further explanation about the Apollo Lunar Mapping Cameras.
Procedure for scanning the film
All the original Apollo film can be found in the Film Archive (Building 8) at Johnson Space Center (JSC). Due to the importance in preserving these films, the original film is not allowed to leave the building.
The film is stored in a freezer (0° F), which is located in a large refrigerator that is maintained at 55° F. The staff at JSC has a rigorous procedure for removing film from the freezer for scanning or making copies.
// Дальше — apollo.sese.asu.edu
А вот всё что доступно на сейчас:
"Below are five digital Apollo 15 metric frames that represent a preview of what is to come in the Apollo Image Archive; a joint project between NASA's Johnson Space Center, Arizona State University, and the Lunar Planetary Institute."
Below are five digital Apollo 15 metric frames that represent a preview of what is to come in the Apollo Image Archive; a joint project between NASA's Johnson Space Center, Arizona State University, and the Lunar Planetary Institute.
The Apollo Mapping (or Metric) camera flew on three missions, Apollos 15, 16, and 17. It was housed in the Service Module SIM Bay and was commanded to take image sequences, usually in tandem with the Panoramic Camera. An excellent overview on the Apollo imaging systems is available in the NASA publication "Apollo Over the Moon" by Masursky, Colton, and El-Baz (NASA SP 362, 1978).
// Дальше — apollo.sese.asu.edu
P.S. Если прочитать внимательно о чём говорится выше, то станет понятно, что нам ещё до сих пор недоступны изображения с чёткостью и контрастностью оригиналов... подумаешь, всего-то только ~ 35 лет прошло.
"Even many lunar scientists have not seen or worked with them." - а это вообще классно!!!