Retro Space Images


What we do

Welcome to Retro Space Images, your exclusive source for comprehensive archival images of NASA manned space flights.  We offer mission-specific image discs, each containing hundreds or thousands of high resolution color and black-and-white images in chronological order from NASA's archives, contractors and other sources.  We also offer a two-volume set of photo books covering Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and ASTP.
As most of these images are being made available publicly here for the first time, the scope of these unique discs goes far beyond any previously-published collection of US manned space flight images. Go behind the scenes and experience the adventure like never before. Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong discs lead off our Astronaut Series, which compiles hundreds of photos of a selected astronaut throughout his career. 


Special Offers

Special offers:  Retro Space Images is now making sets of Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle discs available at special prices!  Get Gemini : Working in SpaceThe Moon Landings Collectors Set, The Apollo Missions Collectors Set, The Skylab Missions Set or Space Shuttle Disc Sets.  Don't miss these great opportunities to enjoy thousands of high-resolution images covering all aspects of these historic space flights at a great price. 



"Wow! I saw so many [Apollo 12] images that I had not seen for 40 years, mostly of our preflight training. It was great to see Pete's hawk nose profile inside his clear Lexan helmet. What a great disc. Thanks for doing all the hard work of compiling these historic images, many of which would have been lost forever, without your dedicated efforts."

-- Alan Bean

"A marvelous collection of high resolution images of our Apollo days. Thank you for the good work."

-- Edgar Mitchell

"I have had a chance to view both the Apollo 10 and Apollo/Soyuz discs -- a truly impressive compilation of images, and many I had not seen before. Very good work!"

-- Thomas Stafford

"Thank you for the greatest collection of Apollo 13 photos. I saw many that I had never seen before."

-- Fred Haise

"The discs are fantastic! So many pictures that I had not seen. I especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of my mom and dad with Gus after his Gemini flight."

-- Lowell Grissom

"I owe you a special thanks for the Apollo 7 [disc]. I finally got a chance to go through it thoroughly. It is excellent. The Apollo 1 disc also."

-- Walt Cunningham

"The work you are doing to collect, clean up, and improve the photography taken on our space missions is admirable. This data is a real boon to those who would like to have copies of particular flight photography for a historical record and sharing with our families."

-- Hank Hartsfield

"The disc devoted to Aurora 7 delighted the Carpenter clan. So many never-before-seen photographs of an unforgettable time and a historic Mercury mission. Thank you."

-- Kris Carpenter Stoever, co-author, For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of aMercury Astronaut

"Your STS-3 DVD is a spectacular addition to my personal files for that mission. Many of the photos I had not seen before."

-- Jack Lousma

"What an extensive and complete collection of Apollo/Soyuz pictures! It shows events and people that I have not thought about for a long time."

-- Vance Brand

"This disc contains hundreds of high resolution little-know pictures of the preparation for and execution of the historic flight of Columbia on STS-1 that I'm sure any space enthusiast will enjoy."

-- Bob Crippen

"The images of Gemini V and Apollo XII are outstanding. They are a fantastic documentary and are stunningly riveting. These images are a pictorial voyage through America's finest moments of innovation."

-- Nancy Conrad, Founder and Chairman of the Conrad Foundation

"I was amazed at the number of images you have acquired. I also enjoyed the moments of déjà vu now and then. Great stuff!"

-- Jerry Carr


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