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Apollo 11 Landing Site
Apollo 11 Landing Site (click to enlarge)
 
 

Apollo 11 Landing Site
Date: 1 Oct 2009

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the Apollo 11 landing site, providing a new view of the historic spot. The sun high in the sky, making for smaller shadows and bringing out subtle brightness differences on the surface.

Black and white image of the moon showing Apollo 11 equipment and arrows to a faint trail of footprints.
Enlargement showing Tranquility Base.

The astronaut path to the TV camera is visible, and you may even be able to see the camera stand (arrow). You can identify two parts of the Early Apollo Science Experiments Package (EASEP), the Lunar Ranging Retro Reflector (LRRR) and the Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE). Neil Armstrong's tracks to Little West crater (33 meter diameter) are also visible (unlabeled arrow).

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University



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