Pack of 3 iconic Nasa photographs taken during Apollo Space Program.
This view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon.
The lunar terrain pictured is the area of Smyth’s Sea on the nearside. Coordinates of the center of the terrain are 85 degrees east longitude and 3 degrees north latitude. While astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, descended in the Lunar Module (LM) “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.
Somewhere in the vastness of the Sea of Tranquility, a subtle and fragile human footprint. It appeared on the evening of July 20, 1969, and is still there – among the billion other holes, craters and wounds in the ancient surface of the Moon. It was a small step for humans, but a great step for humanity.
This is a close-up view of an astronaut’s footprint in the lunar soil, photographed by a 70 mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 lunar surface extravehicular activity. The first manned lunar mission, the Apollo 11 launched aboard a Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The 3-man crew aboard the flight consisted of Neil A, Armstrong, mission commander; Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot; and Michael Collins, Command Module pilot. The LM landed on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969 in the region known as Mare Tranquilitatis (the Sea of Tranquility). Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface. As he stepped off the LM, Armstrong proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. He was followed by Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, describing the lunar surface as Magnificent desolation. Astronaut Collins piloted the Command Module in a parking orbit around the Moon. The crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material which was returned to Earth for analysis.
The surface exploration was concluded in 2½ hours. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun.
The First Moonwalk
This is one of the 100 most iconic photos in human history, according to Time magazine. Somewhere in the endless Sea of Tranquility, Buzz Aldrin stands in a shallow lunar hollow. It’s impossible to imagine the thoughts and emotions that were tearing the astronaut at that moment. Unfortunately, we will not be able to find out for ourselves personally, perhaps ever.
Aldrin never cared for being the second man on the moon—to come so far and miss the epochal first-man designation Neil Armstrong earned by a mere matter of inches and minutes. But Aldrin earned a different kind of immortality. Since it was Armstrong who was carrying the crew’s Hasselblad, he took all of the pictures—meaning the only moon man earthlings would see clearly would be the one who took the second steps. That this image endured the way it has was not likely. It has none of the action of the shots of Aldrin climbing down the ladder of the lunar module, none of the patriotic resonance of his saluting the American flag. He’s just standing in place, a small, fragile man on a distant world—a world that would be happy to kill him if he removed so much as a single article of his exceedingly complex clothing.
Neil Armstrong, who took the photograph, can be seen reflected in Aldrin’s helmet visor. Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface. As he stepped off the LM, Armstrong proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. He was followed by Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, describing the lunar surface as magnificent desolation.
Remastered version of the old iconic NASA masterpieces
The presented photograph was built on the raw data from the NASA mission. Using the latest technology based on Artificial Intelligence (neural networks and machine learning), I was able to remove the very large grain of the original images and reconstruct many details that were necessary to obtain high-quality large format Fine-Art prints (printed on Epson UltraChrome HDX using 11 colors and 2880 dpi). In addition, a new color was created to give a sense of how pictures were taken today.
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