Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Aldrin backs out the Lunar Module door

Earth's Moon
Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Edwin Aldrin begins backing out of the hatch to begin his walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong, who took the first step on the Moon 19 minutes earlier, photographs the scene from the surface. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5863)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-21 T 03:14
Distance/Range (km): 0.01
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -00.57,023.49 E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 50 168
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS11-40-5863
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.