Previously unseen photos and audio recordings from the Apollo 11 are found in the NASA archive

A photographer scouring the NASA archives accidentally stumbled upon an amazing time-lapse shot of the east of the Earth taken by the crew of Apollo 11 in 1969. It was supplemented with an audio recording of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who were discussing camera settings in the background. The amazing video was edited by photographer Joav Kohn, whose rich experience in creating timelapse attracted him to photographs.

The first images of the East of the Earth captured from the Apollo 11 

Kohn combined those 139 photos of the planet Earth rising above the Moon on July 20, 1969, into an epic frame-by-frame shot. Then audio was superimposed on the video, in which the Apollo 11 team discussed how best to capture a sight that people had never seen before. It is possible to hear Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins discussing which lens to use on their Hasselblad 500EL camera, which aperture is better to use and set the shutter speed.

“Okay, infinity at f/11, and at 1/250th huh?,” says Aldrin. Armstrong replies: “You might want to back off a half stop to get to the Earth.” Then Collins warns that they may miss the first sunrise of the Earth, but then adds that there will be many moments in the orbit of the Moon when they will be able to capture incredible images.

Historical audio recordings were previously published by NASA to the public in honor of the 40th anniversary of the mission, but then no one paid attention to them. The site subsequently stopped being supported and all links stopped working. Fortunately, there is a Wawayback service on the Internet, which helped the author to scour the archives and finally find the mp3 files of the original audio of the mission. To hear Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins discuss the best way to capture the east of the Earth will warm the hearts of astrophotographers and space connoisseurs.

Earlier we reported on how the last photo taken by astronauts on the Moon was found.

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