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upper left printed in red ink: NASA / S-69-40308; on verso, upper left NASA logo printed in purple ink; across top, center, and bottom printed in purple ink: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION / HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058 / FOR RELEASE: / PHOTO NO. S-69-40308 / THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS A GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION -- NOT SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT. / It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee / of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mis- / lead. Accordingly, it is requested that if this photograph is used in advertising, posters, / books, etc., layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. NASA MSC also / requests written notification of any uses of this photograph in scientific-engineering projects. / COLOR / 20 JULY 1969 S-69-40308 / MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS / APOLLO 11 ON MOON---The deployment of the flag of the United / States on the surface of the Moon is captured on film during / the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Here, Astro- / naut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, is standing at the flag's staff, on the left. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar / module pilot, is on the right. This picture was taken from / film exposed by the 16mm data acquisition camera which was / mounted in the Lunar Module window.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. (sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas); Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2018.

Associated Names
Solomon, Dan and Mary
Exhibition History
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2019 - 2020, unnumbered catalogue.
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