Buzz Aldrin steps down from the Lunar Module, Apollo 11, July 1969

Buzz Aldrin steps down from the Lunar Module, Apollo 11, July 1969

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Credit: Neil Armstrong

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS11-40-5868, caption on verso

Aldrin followed Armstrong out of the LM about 15 minutes later, and for another two hours and 47 minutes they explored where no man had walked before. “When I stepped down onto the surface and felt each movement carried by the slow-motion sensation of one-sixth gravity, I spontaneously exclaimed, “Magnificent desolation”. Buzz Aldrin. This picture was taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, with a 70 mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, descends the steps of the Lunar Module (LM) ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon. He had just egressed the LM. This photograph was taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, with a 70mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). While Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM "Eagle" to explore the moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

About the Apollo 11 mission here

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