20th July 1969

Ref. : AS11-40-5903 C-Print 25,4 x 20,3 cm / 10 x 8 inch

This is a legendary image taken on July 20, 1969.

That day the first human beings landed on the moon. Shortly after his first step on the lunar surface, astronaut Neil ARMSTRONG will take this photograph of his colleague Edwin "Buzz" ALDRIN. It uses a Hasselblad brand device, specially designed for this mission. Markers on the glass plate of the camera will be printed on the film during the exhibition. Unlike black and white grainy television images, the quality of this photo allows us to see the precise details. Thanks to the reflective visor we can distinguish a part of the Lunar Module, as well as the reflection of Neil ARMSTRONG and the drawn shadows of the two astronauts. Footprints can also be seen on the thin, powdery surface of the Moon. Finally, we can see the flag of the United States on the shoulder of Buzz ALDRIN. In sharp contrast with the white suit, this chevron symbolizes the American power in the space conquest.

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Man on the Moon - NASA
Man on the Moon
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