Newly Restored Lunar Orbiter Image of Earth and Moon (Detail)

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Portion of newly restored Lunar Orbiter 1 image. Originally taken on 23 August 1966 and restored by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project at NASA Ames Research Center. Larger image. Credit: NASA/LOIRP

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Thanks for doing this work - it's great to see these 40 year old photos being revived.

These pictures took a substantial amount of money and work to take originally and are a heritage of mankind, it would be a shame for them to be lost.

please send me e mails of of any imagies you get daily thank you paul west

Thanks for this. I'm glad to see there's people still out there with the foresight to save and restore this piece of history for us.

Though we were presented with only a few of the originals 40 years ago I have little doubt the few we were shown I will remember - my teen years were spent following our space exploration.

Thanks to all involved,you are beyond cool. :)
If I lived there I would volunteer my engineering skills in analog gear as well.This era inspired my childhood and I've loved my career.Cheers!

This is gorgeous and thank you so much for doing this! I was a little girl during the moon missions, and it was such an exciting time. This photo makes me a little nostalgic for Earth in the 1960s though--we have done so much damage since then.

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