Collection Artwork
Apollo 11 Footprint on Moon
July 20, 1969
color photograph on Kodak Professional paper
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
paper size: 8 x 10 in.
image size: 7 5/8 x 9 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed at the Sea of Tranquility region, The Moon, Earth's Orbit
2020.31.97.66
AS11-40-5878
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso, beginning upper center: [NASA logo] National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Houston, Texas 77058 / No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for commercial purposes may / infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee / of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if / this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. / COLOR / 20 JULY 1969 [blank space] AS11-40-5878 / MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS / APOLLO 11 FOOTPRINT ON MOON — A close-up view of an astronaut’s footprint in the / lunar soil, photographed with a 70mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 / extravehicular activity (EVA) on the Moon. While astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, / commander, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, descended in the Lunar Module / (LM) “Eagle” to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Micahel / Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) / “Columbia” in lunar orbit.
Typewritten in black ink, bottom left, paper verso, PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Pattern by Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.