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Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon by Neil Armstrong

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the "Eagle", to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar-orbit. Image courtesy of NASA If you want to read some of the 'Icons of Photography' features here is the link http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/features/ICONS_features_297553.html

Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon by Neil Armstrong
Amateur Photographer, Jun 16, 2011