• Omega Speedmaster, el único equipamiento de astronuata que no había sido modificado por la NASA, cualquiera puede tener uno - Fermaker
  • Love these reflections - especially the bright light on the reflected Armstrong in the centre, and the spread of Aldrin's own shadow. Very cool indeed. - flatworldsedge
  • Footprints, I like those footprints. - Akidwithgreatambition
  • allegidly taken on Nov 1st 2010

    smells of conspiracy!! - GIgaYork

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

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Collection: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection
Title: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Full Description: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar orbit.

Date: 7/20/1969

Image #: AS11-40-5903
Original url: grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2001-000013.html
UID: SPD-GRIN-GPN-2001-00 0013
Center: HQ
Center Number: AS11-40-5903
GRIN DataBase Number: GPN-2001-000013

SOURCE: nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~5~5~21581~126368

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  1. ray2277 32 months ago | reply

    nice photo

  2. Volpacch8 32 months ago | reply

    molto spettacolare, anche se non ci sono mai andati sulla Luna...
    questo è il pc che avevano a disposizione...
    1. Clock-speed ( rate data transfer, higher is faster)

    The AGC had a clock-speed of 2.048 Mhz
    The modern computer’s clock speed on the average of 1.8 Ghz

    2. RAM (Random Access Memory; data that is unsaved and is erased upon power cut off)

    The AGC had a RAM of 4 Kb
    The modern computer standard ram is 4 Gb

    3. ROM (Read-Only Memory; the permanent storage of data like hard disk, cd-rom, floppy)

    The AGC has a ROM of 32 Kb
    The modern computer standard main rom (the hard disk) usually at 500GB

    4. Software Language ( the language use to create the system)

    The AGC was programmed by the “Assembly Language”
    The Microsoft Windows is programmed by “BASIC”

    5. REGISTERS ( They boost the computers’ execution of data)

    The AGC had a central registers of 16-bits ( Like the old SEGA Megadrive)
    The modern computer CPU registers are now 64-bits

  3. Brian ONeal 31 months ago | reply

    Wow, almost a year late and I still get to be the first to say:
    Out of this world photo!!

  4. G Luff 28 months ago | reply

    Whats the light source i wonder..? Awesome image. Lucky guys.

  5. Folme 28 months ago | reply

    hahaha LMFAO

  6. Jeff Matracia 27 months ago | reply

    Image is so crisp. One of the great shots in human history

  7. morning lazy star 26 months ago | reply

    This photo is the cover of my year 10 history book!!!

  8. flashpointACAT 26 months ago | reply

    It should be a mistake from any origin, these or Zeiss.

    Because Zeiss adverstiment of the own of this photo, was taken with a 50mm 0,7 (awsome aperture!) zeiss planar. Not a 70mm

    I don t know who is right or not.

  9. 1Jimbo1 24 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing this great moment in History!

  10. glenn . 24 months ago | reply

    Hero to me

  11. Beatle Fanatic 24 months ago | reply

    Sure is one of the strongest images of all time. Have always loved the reflection of Armstrong. Used to have this as a jigsaw when I was younger. Always felt sorry for Collins, so near yet so far - "a dirty job but someone had to do it!!"

  12. JamieWil5 21 months ago | reply

    Where are Aliens ? LOL

  13. karriereguide 19 months ago | reply

    Nice but produced in a studio. Sorry, no one was on the moon up to today.

  14. dody_memo78 18 months ago | reply

    it is greet picture .i love it so much .and i hope be there one day .i will work hard to arrive

  15. stevesix007 18 months ago | reply

    Are you serious?
    Windows programmed in "BASIC"?
    So, what kind of basic? GW BASIC?

    Most of the low level components and, in particular drivers, are still programmed in Assembly or/and in C !
    Some high level component may be programmed in high level language such as C#.
    But never in BASIC and even in VB. Net!

    Albert Einstein was able to split the atom without a computer!

    Maybe there will be gone on the moon, or maybe not, but what you wrote makes no sense at all.

  16. bubblybathtubheaven 18 months ago | reply

    With the Apollo mission innovative technology was used which helped pave the way for the future . From the on-board computers to the source of energy to power the unit (which consisted of fuel cells )experts tried to innovate in their quest to maximize space saving while maximizing output . While elements such as the fuel cells didn't have the level of efficiency of fuel cells subsequently developed they did oblige further research on the matter in the quest to improve the operational performance of technology which then was still in its infancy.


    An interesting article dwelling on fuel cells is to uncover in a 1992 science supplement to encyclopedia Brittanica titled "Science and the future" starting on page 217

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