9 candid photo "outtakes" from the Apollo 11 moon landing

The images are being collected on a Flickr page dedicated to the Apollo missions.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took the small step for (a) man, giant leap for mankind after the lunar lander touched down on the surface of the moon. 

Among the more famous images that we all pretty much know, there were some that never made it into the press; these are the “outtakes” from that mission.


They are rather striking in their humanity; these were astronauts with the right stuff, after all, and when seeing most of the images it’s not easy to remember that they’re quite human behind those suits and of the equipment. 


70mm Hasselblad still camera from Apollo 11. Image via Smithsonian.

They’re all available at the Project Apollo Archive, and have been seen more than a billion times since September, 2015. 

An astronaut's boot, on the surface of the moon. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

Neil Armstrong, inside the lunar module. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)



Earth rise over the lunar surface. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

Buzz Aldrin in a candid shot. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

Lunar module after being jettisoned. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

One of the astronauts carrying instruments across the surface. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

Buzz Aldrin on the first step of the ladder down. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

United States flag left on the lunar surface. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

Mission commander Neil Armstrong. (NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

Getty Images
Sponsored
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

Keep reading Show less

The dos and don’ts of helping a drug-addicted person recover

How you talk to people with drug addiction might save their life.

Videos
  • Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.
  • Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.
  • As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortunately, warns Szalavitz, some people will try to make a profit off of an addicted person without informing them of their full options.
Keep reading Show less

10 science photos that made history and changed minds

These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity.

Surprising Science
  • Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling.
  • Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world.
  • Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history:
Keep reading Show less

In a first for humankind, China successfully sprouts a seed on the Moon

China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.

Image source: CNSA
Surprising Science
  • China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
  • In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
  • The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
Keep reading Show less