Surface of Moon from the Lunar Module Vintage NASA Photograph, 20 July 1969
Chromogenic color photograph, 10 by 8 inches. "A Kodak Paper" watermark running continuously throughout on the back. NASA image ID "NASA AS11-37-5437" printed in upper left margin in red. The present image depicts the LM's approach to Apollo Landing Site 2, located in the southwestern region of the Sea of Tranquility. Here, Site 2 is located right of center (at edge of the darkness). On 8 February 1968, NASA's Apollo Site Selection Board announced five potential landing sites. These prospective sites were the product of two years of study of high-resolution photography. The landing site needed to be close to the lunar equator in order to minimize the amount of propellant required, clear of obstacles to keep complex maneuvering to a minimum, and flat to simplify the actual process of landing. The initial requirement that the site be free of craters had to be relaxed, as this proved impossible. There is a slight wrinkle in the lower left and right corners - otherwise this photo is in excellent condition and has been well kept. It is from the estate of a former Houston NASA employee. Please review the photos and message me with any questions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Astronauts & Space Travel\Exploration Missions\Apollo". The seller is "treasuretim" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.