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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Neil Armstrong at the Apollo 11 Lunar Module on the Surface of the Moon

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Neil Armstrong at the Apollo 11 Lunar Module on the Surface of the Moon Astronaut Neil Armstrong works at the Apollo 11 Lunar Module at Tranquility Base on the lunar surface.

NASA via Kipp Teague's Project Apollo Image Gallery web site. Processing by Tom Dahl.

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Scans of the original images which were used as the basis of this assembled panorama can be found on Kipp Teague's Project Apollo Image Gallery web site. The individual images were manually composited and blended in Photoshop CS3, and the reseau "cross-hair" marks and sky anomalies were painted out in order to yield a more naturally appearing scene.

Most of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle" (including the complete ascent stage) was not included in the original Apollo 11 frames. In order to complete the scene aesthetically an image of the Apollo 17 Lunar Module "Challenger" was used to provide the missing portions (with manual changes to approximate the unique appearance of the Apollo 11 LM).

The original images from which this panorama was assembled are NASA frames AS11-40-5881 to AS11-40-5891, and AS17-140-21370, provided by Kipp Teague.

Original image data dated on or about July 20, 1969.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Tom Dahl


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