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An Eagle Takes Off for Home

When the Apollo 11 astronauts left the surface of the Moon on July 21, 1969, they brought home samples of solar wind particles, lunar rocks and dirt, and a big helping of perspective.


Astronaut photograph AS11-44-6642 was acquired on July 21, 1969, with a Hasselblad camera with a 70 mm lens and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image has been cropped and lightly enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Story by Michael Carlowicz.

Published July 19, 2019
Data acquired July 21, 1969

Source:
Apollo > 70mm Camera
Collections:
Astronaut Photography
Earth from Afar