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A hero to millions, Neil Armstrong has consistently shunned the limelight. To mark the 40th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, author Andrew Smith travelled across America to discover why the man who first set foot upon the Moon remains such an enigma.
Something has never sat right with me about Armstrong’s attitude after the landings...
..what really happened is too much to bear...
...whereas aldrin seems to thrive...
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by On the level
I always did wonder, if Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.
Who held the camera videoing him?
TV cameras used on the Apollo missions (and later Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and Skylab missions) varied in design, with image quality improving significantly with each design. A camera was carried in the Apollo Command Module. For each lunar landing mission, a camera was also placed inside the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA) in Quad 4 of the Lunar Module (LM) Descent Stage, so it was capable of broadcasting the first steps of the astronauts as they climbed down the ladder of the LM at the start of the first moonwalk/EVA. Afterwards, the camera would be detached from its mount in the MESA, mounted on a tripod and carried away from the LM to show the progress of the EVA.
...and also video and audio transcripts do not match the real time audio picked up by ham radio operators at the time.