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 Pro12 using 12 colors and 2880 dpi resolution). In addition, a new color was created to give a sense of how pictures were taken today.
The mission of this series is to promote space and science. The creators want these designs to hang on your wall, which is in line with our mission in Astrography. That is why we decided to use our competence in printing cosmos inspired graphics and photos to provide you with these projects in the highest possible quality on Fine Art (Giclée) pigments and papers.
These projects are available in the public domain. You can download them from NASA website and print them at any printing house. but we are convinced that thanks to our experience in printing space photographs we are able to provide the best quality of these posters in the world.We do not earn on copyright here. In this series, we provide specializing printing competences & technologies (dedicated in space), packaging and worldwide logistics. Let the promotion of science and art become a common fashion.
Posters will look great in your home, children’s room, or office.