July 1969

Ref. : AS11-36-5355 C-Print Red Tab Number 20,3 x 25,4 cm / 8 x 10 inch

This photograph of the Earth shows part of Europe and Asia, as well as a large part of Africa. Astronauts Michael COLLINS, Buzz ALDRIN and Neil ARMSTRONG are nearly 180,000 kilometers from Earth. The photograph was taken by Michael COLLINS from Columbia, the command module of the Apollo 11 mission, while Buzz ALDRIN and Neil ARMSTRONG descended into the lunar module Eagle to explore the Moon. It is one of the few emblematic photographs of the Earth, just like the one taken for the first time by the Lunar Orbiter 1 probe (1966), then the one in color taken during the Apollo 8 mission, and subsequently The Blue Marble taken during Apollo 17, or The Pale blue dot when it is seen far away by Voyager 1 in 1990, then more than 6 billion kilometers from Earth.

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