Who was taking Armstrong's picture from behind, as he was putting mans first foot steps on the Moon?

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  • 6 months ago

    The video was shot by a camera pre-mounted on a hinged panel on the side of the Lunar Excursion Module. The camera was aimed and focused while the spacecraft was still on Earth, and the panel was opened just before Neil Armstrong descended the ladder to the surface of the moon.

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  • 6 months ago

    There was a Camera, Remotely Controlled that was installed upon the leg of the landing stage of the Lunar Module

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    • aladdinwa
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      6 months agoReport

      The camera pre-mounted on a hinged panel on the side of the Lunar Excursion Module. The camera was aimed and focused while the spacecraft was still on Earth, and the panel was opened just before Neil Armstrong descended the ladder to the surface of the moon.

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  • 6 months ago

    The remote camera mounted on the descent section of Eagle.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    the tv camera, duh!

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  • D g
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    6 months ago

    HOW COME YOU have not chosen one of the answers as true they were given

    • Elyse Rose
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      6 months agoReport

      When I know the truthful real answer.. I will then consider who has answered properly. How's that for a direct answer to your request?

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  • 6 months ago

    There was a camera on the leg of the lunar module.

    • aladdinwa
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      camera pre-mounted on a hinged panel on the side of the Lunar Excursion Module. The camera was aimed and focused while the spacecraft was still on Earth, and the panel was opened just before Neil Armstrong descended the ladder to the surface of the moon.

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  • 6 months ago

    The black and white video footage of Neil Armstrong coming down the ladder and eventually radioing "That's one small step ..." was taken using a remote contolled camera on a boom from one of the lunar lander's legs. Remember, this was going to be a major moment in human history so the camera angle, position, etc was all carefully planned and rehearsed in advance.

    The colour photo I think you are referring to is a picture of Buzz Aldrin coming down the ladder taken by Neil ...

    https://airandspace.si.edu/sites/default/files/ima...

    It is often misreported as Neil coming down the ladder.

  • 6 months ago

    It's actually on a boom; Armstrong pulled a handle, attached to a wire that swung the boom into position. And - it's looking at him face-on, not from behind.

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    • This is Armstrong coming down the ladder about 45 seconds from his first step: http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/moon-landing.jpg

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  • geezer
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    6 months ago

    The picture isn't from 'behind'' .. look again !

    It was taken by one of the cameras on the outside of the Luna Module.

    Like the one that filmed the landing itself.

    Where do you think that one was ?

    Do you mean the picture of Buzz Aldrin stepping down

    TAKEN ''from behind'' BY Neil Armstrong .. who was already on the surface ?

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    • CarolOklaNola
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      6 months agoReport

      Don't bother picking a best answer. Its meaningless, since it was bait and phish question so you could argue with people.

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  • David
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    6 months ago

    The camera crew of course who were shooting the staged landing.

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