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Aldrin setting out seismometer near module, U.S.A. flag in background

type C photograph on aluminium
38.8 × 48.8 cm (image and sheet)
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on support reverse c.: 37 / At Tranquility Base, with the scientific equipment carried / there on the Apollo XI flight, astronaut Edwin Aldrin is set- / ting out the seismometer with its shiny beryllium container. / In the background the glittering insulation of the lunar mo- / dule reflects the sun's rays, and the American flag and a TV camera can be seen to the left. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first men to set foot / on the moon. July 20, 1969 Hasseblad 500 EL Data Camera / with Zeiss Biogon f.5.6/60mm lens. / Printed in Sweden by AB Inplastor / (text repeated in Swedish / German / French) / COURTESY OF NASA / HASSELBAD
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
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Gallery location
Not on display