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Buzz Aldrin Moon Walk - Armstrong Had Only Camera

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Neil Armstrong took this picture of Buzz Aldrin as the Lunar-Module Pilot took his first steps on the Moon's surface - PLUS - the mission's commander snapped several more photos of the other man-on-the-moon. 

So ... why didn't Aldrin return the favor?  Because the two astronauts only had one still-camera between them as they explored the lunar terrain.  MIT-educated Aldrin was charged with conducting various experiments, and Armstrong's job (among many other things) was to capture the moments on film.

In addition to the 121 Hasselblad camera which Armstrong used, the crew had a 16mm-movie camera which they affixed inside Eagle (the lunar module).  That camera recorded moving pictures of both astronauts.


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Photo online, courtesy NASA.

 

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