The missing photo magazine 80 of Apollo 14
Mega discovery, NASA and ALSJ look the other way.
17 March 2015: Apollo 14 photo magazine 80 has never been uploaded to the internet by NASA or the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (ALSJ). We are the first and only website to have uploaded all 207 photographs of Apollo 14 magazine 80. More than 47 years and still these images were missing from the public Apollo historical archive online. The source for the images is NASA.
AwE130 has used a low resolution scan to keep the images small. This is a mega discovery and we are proud to present, as first website in the world, the missing images of Apollo 14 magazine 80. The Arizona State University (ASU), Apollo Image Archive, has these following images on display. In 2018 they upgraded the quality of their images but it is still of a very poor quality.
NASA/ALSJ ignore discovery
A few months after we uploaded magazine 80 the ALSJ reacted and is now linking to the "Arizona State University" images and tells it visitors that the only online source for Magazine 80 images is currently the Arizona State University website. Note that the images 10442 to 10445 are not present in their release. The day we uploaded the images to our website (March 2015) we informed NASA and the Apollo historical archive (ALSJ), we have not received any reaction from them. To AwE130 it seems strange as neither of them have the Apollo 14 magazine 80 images on display. View the images of Apollo 14 Magazine 80 below. [Also labeled Magazine W in NASA documentation].
Animation image AS11-80-10503, the AwE130 scan vs the ASU version. The gray image with no details is from the ASU and is labelled by the ALSJ as the only source available online. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that the image we have uploaded is of a much higher quality.
3 December 2018
Thanks to an article from a Dutch friend (great work), who did some good work concerning magazine 80. The NASA released Apollo 14 magazine 80 + 79 images online. The images are uploaded by the NASA (NSSDCA) as one continuous film roll. We are not the only website in the world anymore who has all the Magazine 80 images on display. What is bizarre again, is that the Apollo hysterical historical archive ALSJ, on the NASA website, is not aware of the discovery as they still refer to the poor quality Arizona State University images as the only source. To be continued....
For the high resolution NSSDCA images click here.
Credit for all images to NASA.