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50th anniversary of Apollo 11: Look at these panoramas from the Moon missions

It’s the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, when humans stepped on the surface of the moon for the first time. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites and turned them into panoramic shots. This offers a peek into what the 12 humans who walked on the moon’s surface experienced visually

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Monday 22 July 2019
A panoramic view of Apollo 11 Lunar surface photos taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong at Tranquility Base of a crater Armstrong noted during the Lunar Module descent. Photo: NASA
A panoramic view of Apollo 11 Lunar surface photos taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong at Tranquility Base of a crater Armstrong noted during the Lunar Module descent. Photo: NASA A panoramic view of Apollo 11 Lunar surface photos taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong at Tranquility Base of a crater Armstrong noted during the Lunar Module descent. Photo: NASA

These photos of Apollo 12 lunar surface with lunar module pilot Alan L Bean and the TV were taken from just inside the rim of Surveyor Crater on the first moonwalk of the mission. Photo: NASA

These photos of Apollo 12 lunar surface with lunar module pilot Alan L Bean and the TV were taken from just inside the rim of Surveyor Crater on the first moonwalk of the mission. Photo: NASA

A panoramic view of Apollo 15 lunar module pilot James B Irwin, using a scoop to make a trench in the lunar soil during the second moonwalk of the mission. Photo: NASA

A panoramic view of Apollo 15 lunar module pilot James B Irwin, using a scoop to make a trench in the lunar soil during the second moonwalk of the mission. Photo: NASA

In this “stitched” picture of Apollo 16 lunar surface, lunar module pilot Charles M Duke Jr is photographed by commander John W Young collecting lunar samples at Station No. 1 during the first moonwalk of the mission at the Descartes landing site. Photo: NASA

In this “stitched” picture of Apollo 16 lunar surface, lunar module pilot Charles M Duke Jr is photographed by commander John W Young collecting lunar samples at Station No. 1 during the first moonwalk of the mission at the Descartes landing site. Photo: NASA

A photo of Station 8 and (Mons) Mt Hadley taken during the third moonwalk of the Apollo 15 mission. Photo: NASA

A photo of Station 8 and (Mons) Mt Hadley taken during the third moonwalk of the Apollo 15 mission. Photo: NASA

Here’s an image of Apollo 17 lunar surface at the Taurus-Littrow landing site taken during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt. Photo: NASA

Here’s an image of Apollo 17 lunar surface at the Taurus-Littrow landing site taken during the second moonwalk of the mission by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan and lunar module pilot Harrison (Jack) Schmitt. Photo: NASA

These adjustments were made based on observations of the Moon walkers who reported that there are no stars visible in the sky due to the bright lunar surface reflection of the Sun.

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