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Never-Before Seen Photo Shows Neil Armstrong's Face As He First Walks Across The Moon
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 19th 2009

Posted on 07/19/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT by Steelfish

Never-before seen photo shows Neil Armstrong's face as he first walks across the moon

19th July 2009

An amazing new photograph showing Neil Armstrong's face through his space suit visor has come to light.

[Pics in URL]

The image was shot by the movie camera mounted on the lunar lander famously called 'Eagle', but the frame lasts for only a fleeting moment. It shows Armstrong's face in clear view as he walks across the lunar surface.

Face first: Neil Armstrong has been presented with a copy of the picture He was the first man to walk on the moon, taking that one giant leap for mankind - yet most of the famous shots are of his fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, as it was Armstrong who manned the stills camera.

Spacecraft Films, an Ohio-based specialist in historical space footage, has transferred the footage into high definition format and captured the split-second scene as a still image, now released for the first time in a new book, Voices from the Moon, by author Andrew Chaikin.

'This is the first time that the public are seeing it,' said Chaikin, revealing that even Armstrong - despite his modest ways - was quietly impressed to receive one of the new prints of himself as a souvenir.

'All the iconic pictures from the moon are of Buzz...there really hasn't been one of Neil. I gave him a copy and he seemed pleased to have it.'

The moment was captured as Armstrong gathered samples of moon rocks during his 21-hour visit to the lunar surface exactly 40 years ago, on July 20, 1969.

'Armstrong raised his outer visor, the gold reflective visor that normally obscures an astronaut's face,' explained Mr Chaikin.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/19/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT by Steelfish
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2 posted on 07/19/2009 2:29:14 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: DCPatriot

Thanks for the pic post DCP- that was fast.


3 posted on 07/19/2009 2:30:17 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Very cool...

I've seen a lot of Buzz and the other astronauts in interviews this weekend but not Neal...

I wonder if he will come out for the 40th?

4 posted on 07/19/2009 2:34:05 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: pandemoniumreigns

Supposedly Armstrong will appear Monday evening at Smithsonian I think, but not any of the other celebrations. He has grown more and more publicity shy lately.


5 posted on 07/19/2009 2:37:39 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("The rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office". ~Andrew Jackson)
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To: pandemoniumreigns

Neil has assiduoualy avoided fame sine he came home from the moon. don’t know whether he did us a favor or not. He did, after all, make the most historic footrprint in history. He wasn’t ordered to do it. I think he owes us more than he’s given us.


6 posted on 07/19/2009 2:37:56 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: DCPatriot

Does`t look like he has his Hasselblad there

Wanted one of those bad boys back then


7 posted on 07/19/2009 2:38:19 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea

Me too! I never had the funds to go medium format, and stuck with my Canon A-1.


8 posted on 07/19/2009 2:44:37 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Harold Shea
"Does`t look like he has his Hasselblad there Wanted one of those bad boys back then..."

I know, huh?

9 posted on 07/19/2009 2:45:14 PM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...Check the Half-Baked Sourdough!)
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To: DCPatriot

Is he wearing glasses?


10 posted on 07/19/2009 2:45:35 PM PDT by library user
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To: Steelfish

Reminds me of the Onion story about walking on the moon that had me in tears.


11 posted on 07/19/2009 2:45:58 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: CaptRon

There have been rumors it wasn’t Neil Armstrong who returned from the moon- at least, not the same Neil Armstrong who left the Earth several days earlier.


12 posted on 07/19/2009 2:54:46 PM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: CaptRon
He's very private and doesn't like publicity. I remember a commercial he did looooong ago. I found it here.
13 posted on 07/19/2009 2:56:13 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: library user

I’d doubt it very much.

Perfect vision was one of the prerequisites needed to be met to be a pilot, let alone an astronaut.


14 posted on 07/19/2009 2:58:50 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Krankor

No...he saw the alien ships ringing the crater ridges on the dark side of the moon.

It’s either that, or he’s got a guilty conscience about something.

I love conspiracy theories, don’t you??


15 posted on 07/19/2009 3:01:06 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: CaptRon
" I think he owes us more than he’s given us."

I don't know that he necessarily owes us, but it would have been good to hear from him from time to time.

I think the last time I remember seeing him was a photo essay in Life back in the mid 70's...good grief...

16 posted on 07/19/2009 3:02:57 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: DCPatriot
Theory? I don't think so. Here's a photo of Neil and his wife shortly after his return from the moon.

17 posted on 07/19/2009 3:07:38 PM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: Steelfish

18 posted on 07/19/2009 3:11:47 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: ElectronVolt

Maybe that’s why he shuns publicity...he;s too embarrassed after pitching those crappy Chrysler vehicles.


19 posted on 07/19/2009 3:14:22 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: pandemoniumreigns; CaptRon

He was on CBS’s 60 Minutes within the last couple of years.


20 posted on 07/19/2009 3:17:00 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: pandemoniumreigns

We paid for him to make history. He had to know that. Instead he hid out at the U. of Cinncinati. Not cool. He is a national hero.


21 posted on 07/19/2009 3:17:16 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: Krankor

I’d hit that!!!


22 posted on 07/19/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: pandemoniumreigns; CaptRon

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1722270428583799532


23 posted on 07/19/2009 3:18:08 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: mowowie

The reason is that they can now prove that the little white dot in the background of the reflection on Neil Armstrong’s visor....is a studio floodlamp.

They say that today’s technology could read the brand and wattage on the light bulb.

;^)


24 posted on 07/19/2009 3:21:16 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: DCPatriot

That photo looks almost as real as Tom Hanks receiving the Medal of Honor from Lyndon Johnson in “Forrest Gump.”

In “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” today, I saw Ginny Weasley flying on a broom at 40 mph and it looked more realistic than that photo.


25 posted on 07/19/2009 3:25:40 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (This is the worst economic crisis since Brittney Spears shaved both ends!)
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To: DCPatriot

Know what you mean,I used a Minolta 101 up to
about 4 yrs ago,Sony digital these days


26 posted on 07/19/2009 3:28:26 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: DCPatriot

How the heck was that taken? Where would Aldrin have to have been in order to get a top down shot like that?


27 posted on 07/19/2009 3:32:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CaptRon
I think he owes us more than he’s given us.

He doesn't owe me a thing!

I met him in 1963 in a private home in Houston. After he left we were told he would be the first man to walk on the moon. What amazed me was they had planned that far ahead. He was a new astronaut at the time.

28 posted on 07/19/2009 3:34:35 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Harold Shea

I went with the Canon EOS system, but there are so many damned settings and gadgets....plus my eyesight desperately needs the auto-focus feature.

Just have to get back to using depth of field and backlighting. SIGH!


29 posted on 07/19/2009 3:37:53 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: lonestar

He couldhave used his fame to promote the space program and encourage young people to join in he venture. He didn’t. I admire him as much as anyone for his bravery. He could have done more.


30 posted on 07/19/2009 3:40:23 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: CaptRon

In addition, as commander, he choseh himself to be the first man on the moon. What did he think would happen?


31 posted on 07/19/2009 3:46:36 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: CaptRon
He could have done more.

Didn't he become somewhat of a recluse?

I think some of the astronauts had trouble with celebrity. They were military guys who didn't start out craving fame and fortune ---unlike actors.

Buzz Aldrin was just on Fox News talking about how he had trouble adjusting...divorced and had a bout with alcoholism after the moon landing.

32 posted on 07/19/2009 4:03:24 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: DCPatriot
Capricorn One :)

sw

33 posted on 07/19/2009 4:06:48 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: lonestar

Yes he did. He became an engineering professor at the U. of cinncinati. I still think he could have done more to promote the space prrogram. What did he thnink being the first human to walk on another celestial body beside Earth would mean.?


34 posted on 07/19/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: spectre

That is what I’ve always thought. They had to wear the reflective visors on their helmets because of the sun, unless they were really in the desert.


35 posted on 07/19/2009 4:11:52 PM PDT by ScoochDude
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To: lonestar

That is the way a person acts who is living a lie and their life is miserable.


36 posted on 07/19/2009 4:14:04 PM PDT by ScoochDude
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To: ScoochDude

Okay! They really landed in an Arizona desert.


37 posted on 07/19/2009 4:27:25 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: lonestar; ScoochDude

OK...then who was it left all those beer cans and flag poles up on the moon?


38 posted on 07/19/2009 5:17:34 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: lonestar
Good evening.

What FReeper in the past always thought that the moon landing was faked? Dirty Harry, Callahan, something,...I'm having a senior moment...

I remember telling him/her that I saw the guys get on the rocket, saw it go up, from roughly 5 miles away, and the Soviets didn't say a word (of course, they had the telemetry, telescopes, etc.), during the flight, or after the splash down.

5.56mm

39 posted on 07/19/2009 5:28:44 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Tainan

*sheepishly raises hand*

It was me- sorry.

I found a speech on Youtube that Neil Armstrong gave during the Clinton years, and an interview with 60 Minutes. He’s an awful public speaker, knows it, and is uncomfortable with it. He also feels, as do so many people that society calls ‘heroes’, that he just did his job, and deserves no special mention beyond that. He also seems to be more comfortable discussing tangible, quantifiable things and less comfortable discussing the stuff that people always want to ask, like ‘what did it feel like’ to walk on the Moon.

So with all of these things taken together, I can kind of see why he likes to stay out of the limelight.


40 posted on 07/19/2009 5:31:43 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: M Kehoe
What FReeper in the past always thought that the moon landing was faked? Dirty Harry, Callahan, something,...I'm having a senior moment...

I remember a thread in about 2001 or 2002 that was the most fun I think I've ever had on this forum. The poster you've named (I don't exactly remember either) was embroiled in an argument about the Moon landing, and in a sub-conversation in the same thread, another poster and I were re-writing the whole experience, predicated on speculation about what the first words spoken from another world might have been if Armstrong had twisted his ankle stepping off the lander or something like that.
It was hilarious.

41 posted on 07/19/2009 5:37:35 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Boiling Pots
Thanks BP...Very good interview...

I have purposely avoided 60 minutes for many years so I guess that's why I missed this...((;O)

42 posted on 07/19/2009 6:02:53 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Buzz claims to be the first man to wet his pants on the Moon. Top that, Armstrong.

Alan Shepard’s reaction remains my favorite. As he stood on the surface of the Moon and looked up at the blue, full Earth in the sky, he wept.

Despite being associated with Ron “Opey sez US Is Militaristic” Howard, the DVD of interviews with (most of) the surviving Apollo astronauts is well worth viewing. And if you get it (out of the library, rent it, whatever) be sure to finish up by watching the additional interview footage.


43 posted on 07/19/2009 6:39:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Krankor

Ah ha, Beverly Garland. I got that same photo autographed by her some years ago at film festival in Memphis. She was a sweetheart. Unfortunately, she passed away recently.


44 posted on 07/19/2009 7:02:36 PM PDT by packrat35 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.- M Thatcher)
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To: pandemoniumreigns

From what I understand Neil could use our prayers.....he has some problems.....


45 posted on 07/19/2009 7:36:45 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: packrat35

I didn’t realize she had passed away. She always played one tough cookie. Here’s my favorite scene of hers from that particular movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-yPRlXVfa0


46 posted on 07/19/2009 7:43:55 PM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: Vindibudd

“Reminds me of the Onion story about walking on the moon that had me in tears.”

Was that the one about his supposed “Good luck Mr. Gorski!” comment ?


47 posted on 07/19/2009 7:52:38 PM PDT by PLMerite (Speak Truth to Evil.)
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To: Krankor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Garland


48 posted on 07/19/2009 9:03:03 PM PDT by packrat35 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.- M Thatcher)
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49 posted on 07/19/2009 9:04:35 PM PDT by packrat35 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.- M Thatcher)
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To: Secret Agent Man

On the lunar module perhaps?


50 posted on 07/19/2009 9:13:09 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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