From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:37:42 -0500 Archived: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:37:42 -0500 Subject: Best Views Yet Of Historic Apollo Landing Sites Source: UniverseToday.Com http://tinyurl.com/87gpwus March 7, 2012 Best Views Yet Of Historic Apollo Landing Sites by Jason Major [image] Just over 42 years after Neil and Buzz became the first humans to experience the =93stark beauty=94 of the lunar surface, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the remnants of their visit in the image above, acquired Nov. 5, 2011 from an altitude of only 15 miles (24 km). This is the highest-resolution view yet of the Apollo 11 landing site! The Lunar Module=92s descent stage, a seismic experiment monitor, a laser ranging reflector (LRRR, still used today to measure distances between Earth and the Moon) and its cover, and a camera can be discerned in the overhead image=85 as well as the darker trails of the astronauts=92 bootprints, including Armstrong=92s jaunt eastward to the rim of Little West crater. The crater was the furthest the Apollo astronauts ventured; in fact, if you take the total area Neil and Buzz explored it would easily fit within the infield of a baseball diamond! Neil Armstrong=92s visit to the crater=92s edge was an unplanned excursion. He used the vantage point to capture a panoramic image of the historic site: [image] [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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