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Internet Archive’s Initiative Rolls Out World’s Most Comprehensive Apollo 40th Anniversary Imagery Collection

By SpaceRef Editor
July 1, 2009
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Includes Rare and Never Before Seen Apollo Mission Footage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 1, 2009 – Internet Archive today announced the availability of the NASA Apollo 40th Anniversary Collection, which features the online debut of hours of digitally remastered footage from all 17 Apollo missions, including scenes from the first manned moon landing in 1969. The montages of onboard film capture views from the spacecraft of Earth and the moon, the astronauts, and the full spectrum of activity from launch to landing.

“We are pleased to be able to present this incredible collection to celebrate the many achievements of the NASA Apollo Program on its 40th Anniversary,” said Jon Hornstein, Director NASA Images at The Internet Archive. “The site offers unmatched access and functionality to NASA science, exploration and aeronautics imagery and the NASA Apollo 40th Anniversary Collection is a critical addition to this important national imagery resource.”

NASA signed a Space Act Agreement with Internet Archive to create so that NASA’s vast imagery collection would be more accessible to the public. Internet Archive’s offers the first comprehensive collection of NASA imagery in a single, searchable on-line location, providing enthusiasts, researchers, news media and the general public easy, no-cost access to NASA’s vast collection of still and video imagery.

The NASA Apollo 40th Anniversary Collection can be found at
About Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. For more information visit

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