Saturday, September 10, 2011

Most Detailed Photos of Apollo Landing Sites Taken

Photos taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of Apollo 12, 14 and 17 have proved to be some of the sharpest ever taken of the landing sites.

Photos taken of the Apollo LEM's landing sites, from an altitude as high as 15 miles, clearly show the astronaut's paths as well as the tracks of the Luna "buggy". Experts in Apollo hardware can even identify the PLISS (portable life support system) backpack worn by every astronaut who ventured onto the Luna surface. (due to weight restrictions of the accent module, the packs could not be recovered)

NASA site

Thanks to Dan for the heads up.

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