KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- NASA released decades-old restored film footage of never-before seen shots of Gemini, Mercury and Apollo missions.
The footage has been transferred to high definition in a joint project between NASA and Discovery Channel.
The first space walk performed by astronaut Ed White are among the images. A high school in Jacksonville is named after Ed White. The astronaut, along with Gus Grissom, and Jacksonville-based Navy pilot Roger Chaffee, died when their capsule caught fire on the launch pad in 1967.
"Transferring this old footage into high definition will enable the public to relive the NASA story in an entirely new way," said NASA administrator Michael Griffin.
More than 50 years of footage was converted.
The film will be given back to NASA and stored at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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