Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 08/13/2013

Photo taken on August 13, 2013

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Live Coverage of the Moonwalk!

Live Coverage of the Moonwalk!
Or at least it was live back on July 20 and 21, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first astronauts to walk on the moon. The TV screen on the left (above) is an enlargement from a photo (Don't Give Your Television the Boot--see below) that initially attracted my attention because of the distinctive boot-shaped vase that was on top of it. I couldn't determine what was on the screen, however, and didn't give it a second thought.

Thankfully, though, when I posted the original photo, Angelica Paez noticed the date printed on the photo (August 1969, reflecting when the photo was developed) and suggested that those might be astronauts walking across the screen. After searching on YouTube, I located a video, CBS News Coverage of Apollo 11 - Moon Walk 06, which shows the scene on the right (above) at 6 minutes and 57 seconds.

Although the image on the left is faint, the white areas where sunlight is striking the lunar lander, flag, and astronaut seem to match up nicely with the corresponding parts of the image on the right.

I'd like to thank Angelica for spotting this!

Don't Give Your Television the Boot

xacobeo4, B C, Drumstick and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
Wow, Angelica Eagle Eye! That's impressive.
Very cool.
5 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Wow! Kudos to Angelica, and to you, Alan, for posting this. A neat image, an amazing bit of detective work, and a great story resulting.
5 years ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
Thanks, everyone! Kudos definitely go to Angelica, because without her eagle eye there wouldn't have been any interesting story!
5 years ago.
Those moments I remember very well, and never forget I was here in, USA
I had just arrived one of the best moments, Thanks for the sentimental memories
3 years ago.

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