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Spotlight: Photographer Jim Hobart On His "Apollo: Then And Now" Project With WMFE

Apollo 11 rolls out of the VAB at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ahead of the launch. Photo: NASA
Apollo 11 rolls out of the VAB at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ahead of the launch. Photo: NASA

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that sent the first humans to the moon.

As part of his week-long series on the topic for WMFE, 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne teamed up with photographer Jim Hobart for a project called “Apollo: Then and Now.”

They found famous Space Coast images from the Apollo era and photographed the exact same scene as it is now, fifty years later, setting the two images side-by-side for comparison. A movable slider allows the viewer to inspect each photo separately, as well.

The finished product is elsewhere on our website: find "Apollo: Then and Now" at this link.

Hobart says finding those precise places fifty years later was a little harder than he expected - so much has changed, and many locations that we now view as historically important were not preserved.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Learn more about photographer Jim Hobart's other work at his Macbeth Studio website.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.