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NASA recently released thousands of stunning photos from the Apollo missions, which are space porn at its blurry, amateur photography finest. The space agency uploaded the images to Flickr so anyone can take a look whenever they want. There’s over 8,000 of them so it might take you some time to work your way through.

However, as significant and historical a record these photos may be, one Redditor thought they could be better. So user photogjayge decided to color correct a few and uploaded the results to Imgur. If you think this is an abominable thing to do, he does gives his reason why.

“NASA uploaded photos from the Apollo missions to Flickr.” he writes. “I took the liberty to color correct a few. Note, I’ve never been to space, so I don’t know exactly how things look like out there. These are corrected purely on aesthetics.”

They lose some of their vintage chic, something we just use an Instagram filter for these days, but they’re still a visually stunning reminder of the bygone age of space exploration.

Check them out below. They come from the Apollo 7, 13, and 17 missions.

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  • Lloyd Kent

    These photos need to be colour corrected They were shot on Ektachrome, which is a notoriously unstable film so, the colour shifts over a period of years.

    • http://www.smash.com Wesbo

      Interesting. Thx for the info.

  • xgi93

    Since Neil Armstrong is in one of these photos, you should add Apollo 11 to the list of missions represented in this fine collection.