APOD: Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship (2021 May 03)

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APOD: Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship (2021 May 03)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon May 03, 2021 4:05 am

Image Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship

Explanation: After the most famous voyage of modern times, it was time to go home. After proving that humanity has the ability to go beyond the confines of planet Earth, the first humans to walk on another world -- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin -- flew the ascent stage of their Lunar Module back to meet Michael Collins in the moon-orbiting Command and Service Module. Pictured here on 1969 July 21 and recently digitally restored, the ascending spaceship was captured by Collins making its approach, with the Moon below, and Earth far in the distance. The smooth, dark area on the lunar surface is Mare Smythii located just below the equator on the extreme eastern edge of the Moon's near side. It is said of this iconic image that every person but one was in front of the camera.

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Re: APOD: Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship (2021 May 03)

Post by De58te » Mon May 03, 2021 11:26 am

RIP, Michael Collins. Probably the first photographer to get every other known human in the same picture. Previously with Apollo 8 "Earthrise" I think there were 3 men not in the picture.

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Re: APOD: Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship (2021 May 03)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon May 03, 2021 11:26 am

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Re: APOD: Apollo 11: Earth, Moon, Spaceship (2021 May 03)

Post by Fred the Cat » Mon May 03, 2021 5:04 pm

Someone squandered the phrase but it seems appropriate - "I'll be back!" :wink:
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