APOLLO 11 DRESS REHEARSAL ‘FAKE’ PHOTOGRAPHS


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Aldrin exposes aluminium foil panel, which astronauts will bring back, designed to catch particles from sun. Aldrin (left) sets up seismometer and Armstrong a laser reflector which will aid Earth scientist for years to come. If all goes well, Armstrong (right) and Aldrin will scrape up 100 pounds or so of rocks and soil for analysis

Armstrong rehearses one of his first post-landing missions: to collect sample of soil upon leaving the LM

Aldrin exposes aluminium foil panel, which astronauts will bring back, designed to catch particles from sun.

(Compare with the real thing overleaf)


Aldrin (left) sets up seismometer and Armstrong a laser reflector which will aid Earth scientist for years to come.

If all goes well, Armstrong (right) and Aldrin will scrape up 100 pounds or so of rocks and soil for analysis

Original NASA captions.


Not to be reproduced without a licence. Roger J Morgan 2019

Armstrong rehearses one of his first post-landing missions: to collect sample of soil upon leaving the LM