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Lunar module ascending from moon earth in background
1969

Medium
type C photograph on aluminium
Measurements
39.0 × 48.8 cm (image and sheet)
Inscription
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.r.: HASSELBLAD
printed on support reverse u.l.: 38 (H) / the lunar module ascended without difficulty, and after / several complicated manouvers on co-elliptical orbits, the / command and lunar modules prepared to rendevous and / dock. Astronaut Michael Collins took this shot of the re- / turning lunar module, with a part of the moon in the middle / distance and the earth against the black background. The / two astronauts on the lunar module were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. Hasselblad 500EL/70 with Zeiss Planar / f.2.8/80mm lens. July 20, 1969 / Printed in Sweden by AB Inplastor, Motala. / (text repeated in Swedish / German / French). / COURTESY OF NASA / HASSELBLAD
Accession Number
PH392-1971
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display