Wednesday, July 17, 2019

First Landing

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a short video of the descent of Eagle (Apollo 11) to the Sea of Tranquility. (Artwork above by Robert McCall, depicting the descent, including inset views of what would have been seen from the windows of the Lunar Module. Artwork below by Pierre Mion showing the unexpected obstacle in the final part of the descent, when the Lunar Module came dangerously close to landing in a rock field)

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