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
Apollo 11 Lunar Module After Separation

At 1:47 pm EDT, July 20, the Lunar Module "Eagle" carrying Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia". Michael Collins, aboard the Columbia, took this picture of the LM as it prepared for its descent to the Moon. The lunar horizon can be seen at the bottom of the image. Collins visually inspected the LM before it began its descent. The LM is 4.2 meters across at its base. (Apollo 11, AS11-44-6574)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27