My flickr contact NASA posted this fantastic and historic image of Neil Armstrong on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The image was taken by Buzz Aldrin July 20, 1969, 46 years ago.
One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
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Alan Taylor at The Atlantic has put together a great collection of images from the Apollo 11 mission, some familiar, some I’ve never seen before. Highly recommended.
Tomorrow [today] will mark the 45th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first landed human beings on the Moon. Years of effort, dangerous experiments, and bold missions led up to the Moon landing, an event watched on live television by millions around the world. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin left the Earth on a Wednesday, landed on the Moon on that Sunday, spent a bit more than two hours walking on its surface, deploying experiments and collecting samples, then splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean the following Thursday, after 8 days off-planet. Collected here are 45 images of that historic mission, a “giant leap for mankind,” 45 years ago.