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
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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