Film Magazine, Hasselblad, 70mm, Apollo 11, Lunar Surface

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During the Apollo 11 mission, Magazine S was used to record some of the most memorable images from the mission while astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin explored the lunar surface. The color images printed from this magazine include moments from inside the lunar module immediately prior to Armstrong leaving the spacecraft, Armstrong's first photograph after taking his historic first steps, iconic images of Buzz Aldrin next to the American flag and the "Moonman" image of Aldrin with Armstrong reflected in his visor, and "bootprint" images. This magazine and the camera it attached to were modified with a silver metal exterior to repel the solar rays that could easily overheat and destroy this sensitive equipment on the lunar surface.

Hasselblad cameras and magazines, selected for their reliability and high quality, were used on all lunar missions. The magazines were easily switched out at any time, allowing crew members change between color and black and white film at a moments notice.

NASA transferred this film magazine to the Museum in 1970.