mercredi 20 août 2014

Gemini IX-A launch (June 1966)

The mission was flown June 3-6, 1966 by backup command pilot Thomas P. Stafford and pilot Eugene Cernan. The astronauts rendezvoused with the Augmented Target Docking Adaptor. Panorama extracted from 16mm tower camera.

Raw pictures:

lundi 18 août 2014

Apollo 8, before TLI (Dec. 21, 1968)

Apollo 8, Earth view before TLI. Panorama extracted from individual pictures of 16 mm camera. The three-astronaut crew Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and then the first to witness Earth-rise.

Raw picture extracted from 16mm camera:

jeudi 31 juillet 2014

SM-65 Atlas (1959)

1959 USAF production served the purpose of providing ballistic missile orientation to Strategic Air Command officers. The SM-65 Atlas was the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed and deployed by the United States.

mardi 29 juillet 2014

Apollo 11 crew during a photo shoot before flight (1969)

The Apollo 11 crew during photo press before historic flight (near to the launch Pad of their Saturn V rocket), 1969. Horizontal panorama assembled from a TV video pictures.

Raw pictures:

lundi 28 juillet 2014

Lunar rover camera after departure of the Apollo 17 LM

After liftoff of Lunar module "Challenger" (14 december 1972) the color television camera mounted on the front of the Lunar Rover could be remotely operated by Mission Control. This allowed far better television coverage of the EVA than the earlier missions.

Original Pictures:

Original Video footage:

dimanche 20 juillet 2014

Apollo 11 Restored TV Broadcast (1- Earth View)

After 45 years, a restored vision on the Earth ...

lundi 14 avril 2014

Mercury Little Joe 2 (LJ-2) - 1959 December 4

Mercury Little Joe 2 (LJ-2) - LJ-2 was launched from Wallops Island to determine the motions of the spacecraft escape tower combination during a high-altitude abort, entry dynamics without a control system, physiological effects of acceleration on a small primate, operation of the drogue parachute, and effectiveness of the recovery operation. Telemetry was set up to record some 80 bits of information on the flight. The abort sequence was initiated by timers after 59 seconds of elapsed flight time at an altitude of about 96,000 feet and a speed of Mach 5.5. Escape motor firing occurred as planned and the spacecraft was whisked away at a speed of about Mach 6 to an apogee of 53.03 statute miles. All other sequences operated as planned, and spacecraft recovery was effected in about 2 hours from lift-off. The primate passenger, 'Sam,' an American-born rhesus monkey, withstood the trip and the recovery in good condition. All objectives of the mission were met (

Raw pictures extracted from vintage NASA movie (Mercury First Quarterly Report Oct-Dec 1959 NASA).

samedi 12 avril 2014

Apollo Escape System Tested

Apollo Launch Escape System Test. (LES) is a system connected to the crew module of a crewed spacecraft and used to quickly separate the crew module from the rest of the rocket in case of emergency. Apollo LES pad abort Test with boilerplate crew module.

Original pictures

jeudi 10 avril 2014

Apollo 5, 22 jan. 1968. First test Lunar module 1

Apollo 5 was the first unmanned flight of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM). It lifted off on January 22, 1968, with a Saturn 1B rocket on an Earth-orbital flight. Vertical panorama assembled from NASA Educational Documentary (1968).


Raw pictures

dimanche 9 février 2014

100 Years, Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) - 1st Charlie Chaplin Movie Appearance as The Tramp - Henry Lehrman

The first film appearance of Charles "Charlie" Chaplin's character, The Tramp. Note that this was not the first time Chaplin donned the famous costume - that occurred for the filming of Mabel's Strange Predicament, Kid Auto Races at Venice was released on February 7th, 1914. Horizontal Panorama extracted from beautifull HD vidéo (

Original movie sequence:

lundi 27 janvier 2014

SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on Jan. 10, 2014

Virgin Galactic successfully completed its third rocket-powered supersonic flight of its passenger carrying reusable space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on Jan. 10, 2014. Very Large horizontal panorama extracted from Virgin Galactic video, before take-off.


Original HD video from Virgin Galactic:

dimanche 5 janvier 2014

Saturn V rocket rollout to the pad (2), May 20th 1969

Vertical panorama constructed with individual pictures extrated from 16mm camera at ground level. Apollo 11 mission, May 20th 1969. Color restored.

Raw pictures extracted.

vendredi 3 janvier 2014

Saturn V rocket rollout to the pad (1), May 20th 1969

Some vertical panoramas of The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket is moved from the VAB (vehicle assembly building) to launch pad 39a May 20th 1969. Extracted from 16 mm camera.

Raw pictures:

dimanche 7 juillet 2013

At daybreak, Apollo 11 before launch (16 July 1969)

Under the daybreak, the extraordinary Saturn V few hours before the launch of Apollo 11 mission, Launch Pad 39A, part of the Launch Complex 39 site at the Kennedy Space Center (July 16 1969 at 9:32:00 a.m.). Vertical panorama assembled with individual pictures extracted from 16mm vintage movie (Nasa).

 Raw picture extracted from 16mm movie:

samedi 6 juillet 2013

The Apollo 11 Lunar module Eagle in lunar orbit

The Apollo 11 LM Eagle in lunar orbit, vertical panorama extracted from 16mm camera (movie recorded from the Command Module Columbia by Michael Collins just after separating from Eagle).


Raw image extrated from video.

The Apollo 11 CSM-107 Columbia in lunar orbit

The Apollo 11 CSM-107 Columbia in lunar orbit, vertical panorama extracted from 16mm camera (movie recorded from the lunar module by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong just after separating from Columbia).

Raw images:

vendredi 28 juin 2013

Apollo 11, first stage separation (Saturn V)

Terrifying separation sequence of Saturn V first stage  during Apollo 11 mission. Vertical panorama made with a vintage 16mm movie of Nasa.

samedi 15 juin 2013

Diamant, November 26, 1965

Diamant, November 26, 1965 the first French launcher who placed in orbit the first french satellite Asterix from "Colomb-Béchar" spaceport (Sahara).

Raw image extrated from video.

samedi 4 mai 2013

John Glenn parade in New-York (March 1, 1961).


Astronaut John Glenn, his wife Annie, and Vice President Johnson attend a ticker tape parade on March 1, 1962 in New York City, given in Glenn's honor.

Raw Image extracted from video.

mercredi 1 mai 2013

Mercury Redstone prelaunch activities, 1961

MR-3 prelaunch activities, 1961 at LC-5, Cap Canaveral, Florida. Vertical panorama extracted from video.

Raw image extrated from video.

dimanche 17 février 2013

Meteor Explode over Russia's Chelyabinsk region

The Russian meteor explosion over the city of Chelyabinsk, on Friday (Feb. 15), injured more than 1,000 people and blew out windows across the region in a massive blast captured on cameras by frightened witnesses. 

Picture published in "Macro Cosme" N° 4 (Printemps 2013).


Panorama extracted from YouTube video :

samedi 15 décembre 2012

Apollo 17, LM docking before TLI (40 years)

Apollo 17, LM docking before TLI. Panorama extracted from individual pictures of 16 mm camera. With Harrison Schmitt, Gene Cernan and Ronald Evans, Apollo 17 was the final mission of the United States Apollo lunar landing program.

Animated .gif of all pictures used in vertical panorama.

vendredi 7 décembre 2012

Apollo 9 Dave R. Scott EVA

David R. Scott stands in the opened Command Module hatch (March, 1969). Large  horizontal  panorama constructed with a 16mm movie camera used by Russell L. Schweickart.


Raw image:

mercredi 7 novembre 2012

Apollo 16, LRV on the Moon

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. Apollo 16 (LRV-002): 16.50 miles (26.55 km), 3 h 26 min. Horizontal panorama constructed with original pictures extrated from 16 mm camera.

 Raw image from 16 mm camera :

samedi 3 novembre 2012

Lyndon B. Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11

Vice President Spiro Agnew and former President Lyndon B. Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 9:32 am EDT on July 16, 1969. Horizontal  panorama made with individual pictures extracted from a 16 mm camera.

Raw pictures:


Apollo 11, LEM docking before TLI

Lem docking before TLI, vertical panorama constructed with individual pictures of 16 mm camera (onboard Apollo 11 CM).