Going home from the Moon

Going home from the Moon

Fig. 5.16 . The ascending Lunar Module of the Apollo 11 mission, carrying Neil Armstrong (1930- ) and Buzz Aldrin (1930- ) back from the first human landing on the Moon. They were returning to the Moon-orbiting Command and Service Module, when its pilot Michael Collins (1930- ) took this photograph, on 21 July 1969. (Courtesy of NASA.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University