A photographer restored old NASA photos to show outer space in incredible detail

Nasa before and afterNASA/Jeremy DreierOn the left, a NASA original. On the right, Dreier’s colour corrected version.

NASA just released thousands of photos documenting every manned lunar mission going back as far as the 1960s, and a photographer restored some of them to make them even clearer.

The unedited photos, which can be viewed on Flickr under the Project Apollo Archive, offer an incredible look at both the close quarters inside space shuttles, as well as expansive views of space.

But some of the photos are over-exposed and hard to see clearly. To rectify this, photographer Jeremy Dreier colour corrected some of the photos using Adobe Lightroom to really make the pictures pop.

The results are breathtaking.

“These are purely going off what I think looks the best aesthetically,” Dreier explained on Reddit, where the photos quickly rose in popularity. “If NASA wants to send me to space so I can get a first hand view, I’m all for it.”

Check out 12 colour corrected photos of outer space like you’ve never seen it before.

Check out this shot from the Apollo 7 mission in 1968.

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An astronaut enjoys a quiet moment aboard Apollo 7.

NASA/Jeremy Dreier

While some the original photos are a bit fuzzy, Dreier's edits make it easier to see details, like the shuttle in the photo of Apollo 9 in 1969.

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Or the 'USA' written in this photo.

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Check out the gorgeous reflection in this shot, which was taken looking out of the shuttle at an astronaut.

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Here's a black and white look at Apollo 13 in 1970.

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While many of the pictures are blurry, they still offer a peek inside spacecraft the average person might never get to see, like this shot inside Apollo 13.

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Or this one from Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission, in 1972.

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Look at the crescent moon in the background of this photo, also from the Apollo 17 mission.

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It's amazing to see the surface of the moon in such detail.

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Not to mention, the views of Earth aren't too shabby either.

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Here's a closer look at the blue planet from space.

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