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Buzz Aldrin | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Buzz Aldrin

This photograph is the first in a sequence of pictures Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin carrying the EASEP out to the deployment site a short way south of the spacecraft. In this picture, he is walking across the raised rim of the small crater. Note the spray of dust spreading out in front of his left boot. The piece of equipment in his right hand is the LRRR, while the seismometer package is in his left hand. Note that, in this view from behind Buzz Aldrin, we are seeing his OPS antenna edge on. In lower-quality scans and prints, it all but disappears. A detail shows the two columns of horizontal Velcro strips on the back of his PLSS.


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Taken in July 1969