This iconic photograph features astronaut Edwin F. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., the lunar module pilot, walking on the moon's surface during the historic Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. Captured by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the mission commander, using a 70mm lunar surface camera, the image vividly showcases the Lunar Module's leg in the background and the astronauts' distinct footprints in the foreground. The photograph is a testament to humanity's remarkable achievement of setting foot on the moon and stands as a symbol of human exploration and innovation.
With the purple ink NASA press release statement on the verso:
Astronaut Edwin F. ["Buzz"] Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the Moon near a leg of the Lunar Module during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. The astronauts footprints are clearly visible in the foreground.
Another example of the photo sold at Sotheby's in December 2022: www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/space-photography-online/apollo-11-buzz-aldrin-on-the-lunar-surface-vintage