In what may be the most fascinating piece of evidence yet that the Apollo 11 mission was a success, a NASA document obtained by CBS News shows that the final images taken by astronauts on the moon were the most valuable of the nine captured during the Apollo 13 mission.
The images, which were sent to the National Archives in College Park, Md., and stored for more than a decade, show astronauts and controllers talking on the radio and using a camera to look at a view of the moon as it was viewed from the Apollo 17 spacecraft.
The Apollo 13 images show the moon’s shadow, the moon, and a view through the windshield of the lunar module.
“A lot of these images have been on display for a long time, but not a lot of people are really aware of what we did on the Apollo missions,” said Gene Cernan, who was NASA’s chief of mission operations from 1972 to 1983.
“The Apollo 11 and 13 missions were the best of the best.”
The document says that the astronauts’ reactions to the images of the shadow were “very similar” to those of people who saw them in the Soviet Union.
The document shows that they talked about the moon and about the mission in the same way that people in the USSR talked about it.
In fact, one of the most striking images in the document is one of astronauts talking to a person inside the crew cabin.
“All of these guys, their faces are so much more human,” the document reads.
“This is a human being, a human face.
They are not robots.
They have emotions.
Another image shows an astronaut who is speaking on the phone.
“They are human,” he says.
“I know they have feelings.
But I do not feel them.”
Another picture shows a lunar module with astronauts walking toward it, as if they were walking towards a wall.
“It’s so human, the human face,” the astronaut says.
In the second and third pictures, astronauts look at the moon with their eyes closed.
“We’re on a moon, they’re walking in the shadows,” Cernans said.
“These are people, the astronauts are talking to us, the people are human.”
The Apollo 11 missions were an historic success, and the Apollo 12 mission in 1969 was one of NASA’s greatest successes.
But NASA didn’t have the money to spend on any of the planned missions, so Cernancans team went on a mission to the moon to test out a camera system that would take pictures of the astronauts.
The lunar module had a camera that would record the astronauts and track their movements in space.
The problem that the team faced was the Moon’s gravity. “
So the first problem that we were trying to solve was the problem of making sure we could make images of this thing, the shadow of the Moon.”
The problem that the team faced was the Moon’s gravity.
“On the Moon, gravity is a constant, not a constant,” Cercans said in an interview with CBS News.
“And so we had to know, do we have a camera on a lunar surface, a camera in space, or do we use an object on a spacecraft that has a mirror on it?”
He said the team worked on the camera system until they had the “stretch mark” of one camera, and they worked on it for more time than they ever thought possible.
“There were a lot more issues than you might think about,” Cenans said of the project.
“If you have a telescope, you could see it, but if you’re not in a telescope that is looking at it, it’s difficult to see.”
But the lunar camera was a breakthrough in a time when NASA was trying to make images from space.
Cernacans team developed a camera, called the SDSS-11, that would work at different altitudes, so they could make pictures of different parts of the world, and it worked very well.
The camera could take high-resolution images, so the astronauts could watch the moon from different parts.
“What was amazing about it was that it took pictures of a whole moon, with shadows and all the things that we’ve never been able to do,” Cennans said at the time.
“That was the most exciting thing about it.”
The camera’s camera was the first in a series of cameras that would later become NASA’s “modes of interest” to allow astronauts to take pictures from different areas of the Earth.
But because of the need to get the images in order to go to space, the camera that became the SSS-11 had to be able to work on the Moon.
“You could only take images of what you were actually seeing, the whole Earth, and you couldn’t get that to