Earth's Moon - Apollo 11

Aldrin steps down to the Moon's surface

Earth's Moon
Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Edwin Aldrin climbs down the ladder to the Moon's surface as Commander Neil Armstrong photographs his descent. Aldrin stepped onto the surface at 03:15 UT on 21 July 1969 (20 July 1969, 11:15 EDT) and became the second person to walk on the Moon. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5868)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-07-21 T 03:15
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: AS11-40-5868
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-059A-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015