Neil Armstrong

Credit NASA: Eagle's ascent stage approaching Columbia.

If you ever find yourself in Washington DC I recommend you visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Among the many history drenched atrefacts you'll find there is the Hasselblad camera used by Michael Collins to take the most famous family photo of all time - the population of the Earth, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on their way back in the Eagle LM. As usual the photographer was out of frame :) Personally this image always signified one of the greatest achievements of that golden era of space exploration - it taught us the beauty of our home place. There were many inonic pictures of course and that leads me to point you towards a fine piece in the NY Times Lens edition on the backstory behind pictures like this.



Credit NASA: Aldrin poses on the Moon, allowing Armstrong to photograph both of them using the visor's reflection.

John F Kennedy once compared to space to a new sea to be explored for the good of all. This weekend, we lost one of our finest sailiors. One who put it all on the line to show us what was possible, what we had and of course to took the photos that would change everything. Safe Home Neil.



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