This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Edwin Aldrin Backs Out The Lunar Module Door

Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Edwin Aldrin begins backing out of the hatch to begin his walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong, who took the first step on the Moon 19 minutes earlier, photographs the scene from the surface. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5863)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27