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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Last steps on Earth...

The last steps the Apollo 11 astronauts made on Earth before planting their footprints on the Moon were made on this access arm which now rests in the Rocket Garden at the visitors center at Kennedy Space Center. Imagine what it must have been like in your bulky space suit, carrying your oxygen supply in a suitcase sized container at your side, walking across a precipice some 300+ feet above the ground below with spectacular views of the living breathing Saturn V being readied to launch your fragile pink body out into the far reaches of space as well as views up and down the Florida coast as you waited for the pad crew to strap you into the Apollo Capsule, just visible at the end of the access arm. Must have been something! This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/80 seconds at f/16, ISO 100.

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