Video Break

NASA just released thousands of high-resolution Apollo Mission photos

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon.

The space research agency's Project Apollo Archive made a massive update its Flickr account Sunday, adding a trove of more than 8,000 photos taken during Moon missions from 1969 to 1972.

Some of the photos were used on the Project Apollo Archive's website, but demand for higher quality versions eventually prompted Kipp Teague, who runs the program, to upload the whole cache in stunning high-res, he told The Planetary Society.

Here’s a look some of the NASA gallery.

Apollo 12 Magazine 49/Z
Apollo 11 Magazine 40/S
Apollo 12 Magazine 55/EE
Apollo 17 Magazine 162/SS