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See How Short Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Really Was

He barely made it to the other side’s penalty box

On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. He didn’t moonwalk alone – ‘Buzz’ Aldrin joined him on the surface – and he didn’t walk far.

After travelling hundreds of thousands of miles, the landing crew of the Apollo 11 lunar mission barely covered an area the size of a soccer pitch. If soccer is too alien for your liking, another map overlays the ground covered by the Apollo 11 landing team on a baseball diamond…

Many thanks to John Mark Boling for sending in these maps, found at this page of the NASA history division website.

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