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The Last Man on the Moon - with original sound clips from Apollo 17

Click on image for fullscreen 360 degree panorama

Neil Armstrong died Aug 25 at an age of 82.

Click here to see the new Apollo 11 high resolution flash-panorama from the images Armstrong took.

All the Apollo Mission panoramas are now updated to HD quality
and also with support for iPad and Android

The Arounder Magazine is a new way of presenting Panoramas With a combination of amazing panoramic images in a beautiful design combined with interactive fullscreen QTVR you have here the newest and best in travel imaging. The first edition from Milano is now online.

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THE APOLLO MISSIONS The first and last man on the moon
Experience the moon just as the astronauts did - almost as you were there. View interactive 360 Panoramas in full-screen from the 6 Apollo Missions who landed on moon.

Remember to use the fullscreen option on the flash panoramas to see them as best.

All panoramas includes original audio clips. Most of these are from the minutes around the time for the pans. On the Apollo 11 you hear the famous moment when Armstrong stepped down on the moon. Scroll down on the panoramas for detailed info about the images used for each panorama


On July 20 ( July 21 GMT ) 1969 the first man stepped on the moon. During the next 3 years 6 missions to the moon was made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. One of the missions Apollo 13 failed and they had to return.

During these missions thousands of images were taken, most of them with the Hasselblad EDC. A special version of the Hasselblad 500 EL. Many of these images are famous, like the one from Apollo 11 showing Buzz Aldrin with Neil Armstrong reflected in the glass of his helmet. (It is available in super resolution from the panorama).

The Hasselblad was mounted on a special belt on the chest and the astronauts could not look into a viewer.

View video of astronaut Gene Cernan making a pan

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Click here to see all the images taken in this pan. Only the marked images was used for the stitched panorama

Click image to view the the panorama

Less known is that during all the missions they made image sequences which with today's computer technics can be stitched together into 360o interactive panoramas giving you the possibility to view the moon almost as you were there.
Many of these panoramas have been published before but in low resolution and displayed in small sizes.

Film used on the Moon was a modified Kodak Ectachrome 160.

During the last years (2000-2005) the original films have been re-scanned in high resolution and the Apollo 11 images were released the week before the 35 year anniversary. I can now present you for the first time the Moon in interactive 360 degree full screen Quicktime VR.

Stitching these images to make 360 degree panoramas is a difficult task as the astronauts did not know anything about interactive panoramas and the stitching methods which would come 25 years later.

Besides stitching them to panoramas the images are kept as much as possible in their original

In several of the panoramas the sun is very low and shining directly into the camera which causes very large flares. I have tried to keep this as much as possible like the originals but in some the visible errors from this has been covered by a photoshop generated flare.

Have a nice
Virtual Journey to the Moon
Hans Nyberg

All images are credit NASA

Panoramas/QTVR movies

© 2004-2007 Hans Nyberg

Audioclips and data from the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is a record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972. The Journal is intended as a resource for anyone wanting to know what happened during the missions and why. It includes a corrected transcript of all recorded conversations between the lunar surface crews and Houston. The Journal also contains extensive, interwoven commentary by the Editor Eric Jones and by ten of the twelve moonwalking astronauts.

Original images from The Apollo Image Gallery

Read about Hasselblad in Space

NASA HISTORY page about Photography on the moon

This page was first published in July 2004 at the 35 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing

It included the Apollo 11 and the Apollo 17 panorama.

In this update January 2007 panoramas from all the Moon Landings has been added.

All panoramas now also have a sound-clip which matches the panorama. This has been possible because of Eric Jones Apollo Lunar Surface Journal where every image taken on the moon is linked to the transcripts from the authentic conversation with Houston which also includes audio and video.

On each of the panoramas you can scroll down and get detailed information about the images used (thanks to Eric Jones who let me use these abstracts)
Note that the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is a private initiative by Eric Jones

Maybe all these stupid moon hoax conspiracy theory believers should take a look at these.

Do you really believe that these data would be freely available for private research if it all was fake.

Related Links:

Wired article about the missing videotapes

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Apollo 11

This panorama includes Sound. Listen to Neil Armstrong when he stepped on the moon.

Launched: 16 July 1969

Landed on Moon: 20 July 1969 UT 20:17:40 (04:17:40 p.m. EDT )

Neil A. Armstrong, commander
Michael Collins, command module pilot
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Apollo 11 Wikipedia

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Apollo 12

This panorama includes Sound.

Launched: 14 November 1969

Landed on Moon: 19 November 1969 UT 06:54:35 (01:54:35 a.m. EST)

Charles Conrad, Jr., commander
Richard F. Gordon, command module pilot
Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Apollo 12 Wikipedia

Click for full-screen 360o QTVR

Apollo 14

This panorama includes Sound.

Launched: January 31, 1971

Landed on Moon: 08:37:10 GMT, February 5

Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Commander
Stuart A. Roosa Command Module Pilot
Edgar D. Mitchel Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Apollo 14 Wikipedia

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Apollo 15 This panorama includes Sound.

Launched: July 26, 1971.

Landed on Moon: July 30 22:16:00 UT

David R. Scott Commander
Alfred M. Worden Command Module Pilot
James B. Irwin Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

The Apollo 15 Flight Journal

Apollo 15 Wikipedia

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Apollo 16 This panorama includes Sound. Listen to conversation with Houston

Apollo 16-2 Panorama with the Lunar Surface Magnetometer

Launched: April 16, 1972
Landed on Moon: April 21, 1972 02:23:35 UT

John W. Young Commander
Thomas K. Mattingly Command Module Pilot
Charles M. Duke, Jr. Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

The Apollo 16 Flight Journal

Apollo 16 Wikipedia

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Apollo 17-1

This panorama includes Sound.

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Apollo 17-2 Shorty crater
This panorama includes Sound.

Launched: 7 December 1972 UT 05:33:00 (12:33:00 a.m. EST)
Landed on Moon: 11 December 1972 UT 19:54:57 (02:54:57 p.m. EST)

Eugene A. Cernan, commander
Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot
Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot

Gene Cernan has written a book about his Moon landing.

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