Over 8,000 photos taken by astronauts going to the moon just dropped. These 14 will get you started.

Over 8,000 images taken by astronauts on their trips to the moon just dropped online thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, NASA, and Kipp Teague.

Here are 14 of them.

They're out there. Literally. But there's something about them that's just so human ... they kinda remind me of some pictures I've taken (albeit not on the moon).

Here are some of my favs.


1. Classic Earthrise!

This one was taken on a lunar orbit mission. There are so many photos of the Earth rising over the moon in the archive, it's adorable. You can almost FEEL the awe through the camera! Is there anyone who doesn't love a good Earthrise?

2. A classic "OMG I'M ON MOON GROUND" shot

There were also a TON of these shots. I get it! I'd be kinda obsessed with the moon ground too.

3. Old-school spacewalk!

Can you even believe that spacewalks happened before technological advances like, say, the Internet? I know they're not related, but it just blows my mind that people were taking spacewalks in the 1960s. That's around 50 years ago!

4. Moonman with bag

The only question that remains: "Is he smiling?"

5. The shadow shot!

Who hasn't taken one of these? The answer: not many! (Because a total of 12 people have walked on the moon). I personally have taken so many "Ooo my shadow looks cool and I don't feel like taking a selfie" shots when the sun was in a good place. Astronauts — they take shadow selfies too.

6. That one picture of your friend playing

I get it, he wanted to go for a walk.

7. That time you wanted to get the cool rock but your friend got in the way...

...but it made the picture even better because you could see how big the rock was!

8. Awkward exiting of the vehicle picture!

"Dude, I didn't even know you were taking pictures! Geez!" — imagined reaction of that spaceman leaving his spacecraft after he realizes his friend was taking pictures.

9. That time you got excited because your footprint stayed in one piece and it looked like a rock or art or something!

There's no wind on the moon, so it's easier to capture this moment ... but still.

10. Another classic: the "doesn't my foot look cool"

Hey, you can't deny the composition and the negative space going on here. Artful.

11. The "You go first" shot

"I'll be right down!"

12. The "ooo my shadow looks really tall" with a bonus pop of color

You know you'd take this picture. I know I would! Tall shadow! America! Craters! Extra points for the cool footprints in the lower half of the picture too.

13. The "feeling weird and upside down right now"

We've all taken a picture to verify we feel as weird as we do. I'm kinda glad he captured this moment!

According to the uploader, Kipp Teague, "every photo taken on the lunar surface by astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras is included in the collection, along with numerous other Hasselblad photos shot from Earth and lunar orbit, as well as during the journey between the two."

Amazing.

Lastly, here's an image from the final mission to the moon:

14. Sad last journey moment

Home base (the Apollo 17 Lunar Module "Challenger") is a long way away in this 500mm telephoto view taken during NASA's final mission to the Moon in December, 1972.
A photo posted by Kipp Teague (@retroweb) on


Image credits: All photographs by NASA/ The Project Apollo Archive via Flickr. Also important to note: These images are online in large part because of the work of Kipp Teague, head of the Project Apollo Archive!

Wow. If you want to see more, you can head over to The Project Apollo Archive (all 8,400+ images!) on Flickr.

But if you really really wanna see more, keep supporting space travel, NASA, and just lovin' space. It's as easy as staying curious — and always looking to the sky.

"Generation X" got its name in the early '90s from an article turned book by Canadian writer Douglas Coupland. And ever since, they've been fighting or embracing labels like "slacker" and "cynic." That is, until Millennials came of age and all that "you kids today" energy from older generations started to get heaped on them. Slowly, Gen X found they were no longer being called slackers... they weren't even being mentioned at all. And that suits them just fine.

Here are 17 memes that will resonate with just about anyone born between 1965 and 1980.

Gen X basically invented "Whatever."

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Until recently, Generation X has been sitting back and watching as Millennials and Boomers eat each other with an amused, non-confrontational attitude. But recently, Millennials and Gen Z became aware of their presence, and dubbed them "The Karen generation."


They seem to be embracing the Karen thing.

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While I"m pretty sure the "Karen" thing is not complimentary — as BuzzFeed puts it, it's meant to communicate someone who is "the middle-aged white mom who is always asking for the manager and wondering why kids are so obsessed with their identities," lots of people landed on a different Karen to represent the generation: the martini-guzzling, wise-cracking Karen Walker.


Get it right!

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Well [expletive] me gently with a chainsaw, she's right. The 1980s cult classic starring Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty really is the Mean Girls of the '80s and a much better term than Karen


The disdain is mutual...

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Most of my Gen X friends have Gen Z kids and they are intergenerationally very chill with each other. However, Gen X is the generation most likely to have Boomer parents and younger millennial kids, and this meme seems to be resonating a bunch with Xers of a certain age.


A lot of Xers are enjoying the "OK boomer" squabble.

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The media tends to ignore Generation X as a whole — as a few tweets coming up demonstrate — and this pleases Gen X just fine. After all, they're used to it. They were latchkey kids whose parents both worked long hours, so they're used to being somewhat neglected.


A whole mood.

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Gen X: "Look, don't pull us into this. You'll make me spill my beer."


Gen X: Get used to it.

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Perhaps Gen X's blasé attitude to the generation wars has something to do with being called "Slackers" for a full decade.


Pass the popcorn.

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Aside from this whole "Karen generation" blip, Gen X continues to be largely overlooked, and that fact — as well as their silent delight in it — is possibly one of the most Generation X things to happen to the class of 1965 to 1980.


Pay no attention to the man behind the venetian blinds.

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Back in the '90s, Gen X bore the same kind of criticism Boomers tend to heap on Millennials and Gen Z now. It's not necessarily that they want to watch a cage match. It's just they're so relieved it's someone else being called slackers and downers for a change.


See?

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Although this chart doesn't list the generation names, the approximate age ranges are all there... except for a big gap between the ages of 34 and 54 where apparently no humans were born? Poor Gen X (and some elder Millennials) apparently don't have political beliefs worth examining.


Don't you forget about me...

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If Millennials are the "burnout generation," I guess Gen X is truly the invisible generation. I'm starting to feel inspired to write a science fiction novel where everyone born from 1966 to 1980 inhabits a totally different dimension.


There are perks to being invisible...

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Being overlooked can be an advantage when you just want to sit in the corner and be immature. Gen X spent all of the 90s being told they were immature slackers, and in their 40s, a lot of them are really leaning into that description, because what does it matter?


"No one cares what we think anyway..."

This GIF of Janeane Garofolo mocking her classmates at the high school reunion is basically a whole Gen X mood and definitely captures how a lot of this generation caught in the middle feels about the "OK boomer" wars.


Party on.

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Before Brené Brown was telling us all how to dare greatly, Gen X got their inspirational advice from a different kind of TED and his pal Bill, who taught us all how important it is to learn from history and be excellent to each other.


Too late and yet too early.

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Romance — or getting lucky — was never easy for Generation X. They were the generation most impacted by the AIDS epidemic when it comes to anxiety about casual sex. Whereas Boomers had the free love of the late '60s, Gen X was about safe sex, which usually meant less sex. And even when having safe casual sex, singles in the '90s had to meet people the old-fashioned way or, if they did meet online, they felt shame over it. Now online dating is the norm.


When Gen X replaces the Boomers.

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This is probably an optimistic view — because the truth is there are "Boomers" in every generation, and many of them tend to find their way into powerful positions. Let's call this a best case scenario, though.


The Nihilism Generation

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There is no generation more over it than Gen X. They are ready for the apocalypse, but don't expect them to, like, help or anything!