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Moon with Selected Labels

I wanted to learn some of the features seen on the moon so I made this little graphic. The Apollo landing sites are also included. Apollo 10, crewed by astronauts Cernan, Stafford and Young, was a test run for Apollo 11's landing. Apollo 10 orbited to within 8.4 nautical miles of the moon's surface and produced the first color images broadcast from space.

 

Apollo 11, carried by the Saturn V rocket and crewed by Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, was the first manned mission to land on the moon. Launched on 16 July 1969, Armstrong descended the ladder and onto the moons surface on 21 July with the famous line "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 13 was unable to land on the moon as we know, detailed in Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks.

 

As a side note, during the Civilian Conservation Corps reunion at Frozen Head in July, 2007, I met the man that made the ladder Armstong descended to the surface. He said that he watched the landing on tv and thought it was funny that they just left "his" ladder there.

 

Without labels here.

 

Image captured from Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee, USA

Swarovski ATS 80 HD w/20-60x eyepiece

Nikon CoolPix 995

Labels added in Paint Shop Pro

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Taken on September 25, 2007