Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Astronaut setting up scientific experiments package on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin setting up the seismometer, part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) on the lunar surface. All the Apollo missions which landed on the Moon set up scientific experiments, including seismometers, magnetometer, laser retroflectors and solar wind analyzers. These experiments ran until they were turned off in 1977, and sent back critical information on the state of the Moon. Neil Armstrong took this picture, which shows the Lunar Module and American flag in the background. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5949)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-21
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): medium
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: AS11-40-5949
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.