Jul 18, 2019

NASA Releases Stunning Panoramas of Apollo Landing Sites for 50th Anniversary

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After a thunderous launch on a Saturn V rocket, a three day journey through the unforgiving environment of space and a daring descent in the Lunar Module, you’re here: standing on the Moon. Look around and take in the sights of the surface, just as Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt saw it almost 5 decades ago. #Apollo50th

NASA imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50th anniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its surface experience visually.

Individual images taken by the Apollo astronauts were pulled together by NASA imagery specialist Warren Harold at Johnson, and the accuracy of the unique perspective they represent was verified by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, the only geologist to walk on the Moon.

“The Valley of Taurus-Littrow on the Moon presents a view that is one of the more spectacular natural scenes in the Solar System,” Schmitt said about the images stitched together from his Moon base Station 5 at the Taurus-Littrow landing site.

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