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Apollo 11: Astronaut Footprint on the Moon (NASA, Moon, 6/23/09) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Apollo 11: Astronaut Footprint on the Moon (NASA, Moon, 6/23/09)

LCROSS and LRO are heading back to the moon, but this picture offers some nice historical perspective.

 

Date of original image: August 1, 1969

 

Close-up view of an astronaut's footprint in the lunar soil photographed with a 70mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular acitivty on the moon.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

There are plenty of amazing photos on NASA's Image Exchange site:

nix.nasa.gov

 

Learn more about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) :

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html

 

Learn more about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS):

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/index.html

 

Follow the "New Moon Missions" blog from NASA:

blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/moon_missions/

 

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Uploaded on June 23, 2009