Project Apollo – Data Driven Stories

Project Apollo Stories is a demonstration citizen science–driven experiment that recreates the incredible stories from the Apollo missions, through beautiful, interactive timelines. NASA's Project Apollo image archive contains over ~14,000 high resolution images. Help us to pick the most beautiful, inspirational and striking images. The best of the best will go into making interactive timelines and Zooniverse designed image galleries. 

Screenshot of the Project Apollo Stories website (click through to explore)

Screenshot of the Project Apollo Stories website (click through to explore)

 

The project was conceived at .Astronomy8, with Sam Vaughan (Oxford).  We used the Flickr API to download images from the Project Apollo Archive and then used the Zooniverse Project Builder to build a demonstration. As a proof-of-concept this was a success, with over 800 classifications by citizen scientists in a 10 hour period. This project is still a work in progress.