E.Aldrin, Apollo 11About this photograph
Astronaut Edwin F. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, faces the camera as he walks on the Moon during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The visor of his helmet reflects the scene in front of him, such as the Lunar Module and the astronaut Armstrong taking his picture. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. The astronaut footprints are clearly visible in the foreground.
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Born on 5th August 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Neil was the first person to step onto the moon on 21st July 1969 at 2h56 min 15s CUT. At this time he declared: «That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind». During this mission, he and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon in the lunar model Apollo and explored the lunar surface for two and a half hours (period when they covered approximately 250 m).