We have just passed the 50 year anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 17 mission. Half a century ago, three men embarked on what would become NASA’s final flight to the moon. While most people can readily think of quotes and images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the faces of Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, and Ron Evans have largely faded from public memory.
To remedy this, British photographer Andy Saunders has painstakingly remastered countless photos taken during the Apollo missions to the moon. The images were published earlier this year in his book Apollo Remastered, and show moments from the missions in breathtaking clarity. Cernan, Schmitt, and Evans are shown during leisure time as well as during the completion of mission tasks, and capture the human element of their lofty mission.
Saunders has shared eight of these photos with Ars Technica, along with captions and other bits of information from these historic photos.
Source: Ars Technica