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This image was just recently published and is from a film camera that was mounted on the Apollo 11 lunar lander. I know technically this might not be considered a photograph but it’s very rare to see an astronaut’s face on the moon except in sci-fi movies so I wanted to include it in the list. The image was discovered while viewing NASA films. As Armstrong raised his gold reflexive visor (which normally obscures the astronaut’s face), his face appears just for a split second on the film. The footage was transferred into high definition format and then a single frame was made into the image above.
Interesting Fact: Because Armstrong was the guy with the camera most of the iconic pictures are of Aldrin and very few of Armstrong. This year on the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing Armstrong was presented this picture. Despite his modesty Armstrong was impressed to receive the print of himself as a souvenir.
Originally posted by Mojorizzin
But then I still think about the whole landing being faked in a studio.
Still a great pic, tho. Raises questions and questions are good.
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
Cool pic, but not discovered in 2009 as the listverse site states.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
All I can say is that shortly having moved to Hollywood California in the early 1980's some notable people in the Motion Picture Industry confided in me that the Moon Landings were staged and filmed in Burbank California Movie Studios as part of a top secret cold war propoganda effort.
Was this studio several KM in size? Or able to act as a giant vacuum chamber and also some how affect gravity so that everything (and I mean everything, not just the astronauts) acted as if they were in 1/6th of Earths gravity?
Originally posted by berenike
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I found this recent thread extremely interesting. It suggests that Stanley Kubrick filmed the 'moon shots' and left clues about it in The Shining:
I've no idea how plausible it is, but the OP (Skeptical Ed) put a lot of thought into his theory.
[edit on 1-11-2009 by berenike]