Apollo 11 lands on the moon


Apollo 11 lands on the moon

This photograph is the first in a sequence
(Credit: NASA)

This photograph is the first in a sequence of pictures Neil took of Buzz carrying the EASEP out to the deployment site a short way south of the spacecraft. In this picture, he is walking across the raised rim of the small crater he comments on at 110:58:16. Note the spray of dust spreading out in front of his left boot. The piece of equipment in his right hand is the LRRR, while the seismometer package is in his left hand. Note that, in this view from behind Buzz, we are seeing his OPS antenna edge on. In lower-quality scans and prints, it all but disappears. A detail shows the two columns of horizontal Velcro strips on the back of his PLSS.

Buzz Aldrin took this picture of a pristine
(Credit: NASA)

Buzz Aldrin took this picture of a pristine surface before making a bootprint. He took the camera off the RCU bracket and took this series of bootprint pictures holding the camera in his hands. Buzz was in the field-of-view of the 16mm movie camera mounted in his LM window.

Buzz has reached the bottom rung of the
(Credit: NASA)

Buzz has reached the bottom rung of the ladder and is about the jump down to the footpad. As he said at the moment Neil took this picture, "Okay. I'm going to leave that one foot up there and both hands down to about the fourth rung up." The thermal shroud protecting the U.S. flag that Neil and Buzz deploy during the EVA can be seen on the underside of the lefthand ladder rail. See, also, NASA photo S69-38755. which shows the flag on a LM mockup in Houston. Ulli Lotzmann has provided a detail which shows the valve cluster on the right, front corner of the bottom of Buzz's PLSS.



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