40 Years ago today, Eagle touched down on the Moon’s surface, and humans first walked on extra-terrestrial soil. The space program has been among the most important endeavors of the last century, responsible for much of the technology we take for granted today. A minor, but relevant example can be seen in the sensors in modern digital cameras which benefitted from years of astronomical imaging development, including that for the sensor in the Hubble Space Telescope.
Gibbous Moon â€”Â Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8 handheld
In tribute to those who made the moon landing possible, here is the Moon as seen from Earth, not as Armstrong, Aldrin, and only 10 others have seen it.