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Photo-s69-39725
Apollo Imagery
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr.
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S69-39725 (22 July 1969) --- Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr., Apollo 11 lunar module pilot, performs for his Earth-bound television audience in this color reproduction taken from a TV transmission from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its trans-Earth journey home from the moon. Aldrin illustrates the gyroscope principle under zero-gravity conditions using a can of food. When this picture was made, Apollo 11 was approximately 157,000 nautical miles from Earth, traveling at a speed of about 4,300 feet per second. Also aboard the spacecraft, were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; and Michael Collins, command module pilot.

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