Apollo 11 Bootprint

Buzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon

Historical Context

Buzz Aldrin photographed this bootprint about an hour into their lunar extra-vehicular activity, as part of investigations into the soil mechanics of the lunar surface.

The photo would later become synonymous with humankind's venture into space.

Photo Info


Photographer: Buzz Aldrin
Date taken: July 21, 1969
Location taken: The Moon

Source: NASA

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