Ever wonder what the view was like from space? Buzz Aldrin as seen in the photo walking on the moon's surface had the best seats in town. In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon during the infamous Space Race. This accomplishment gave everyone around the world new hope of future space exploration. This image, along with many others taken that day, touched the lives of everyone.
Immediately what draws attention to this photo is the image of the astronaut on the moon's surface. The helmet reflecting everything in it's line of sight, giving the onlooker a view in the eye's of the astronaut himself. In the upper left shoulder of the space suit there shows an image of the American flag. The surface of the moon is seen littered with various sized craters. All of which formed from millions of years of asteroids and comets striking the exterior. The first impact of Neil Armstrong with the moon was followed by his famous quote heard around the world,“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
This image was set up precisely to be taken displaying the world perfectly in the background. People are not used to seeing the planet in such a way. To be up in space looking at the planet from the moon's perspective, must have been an overwhelming and gratifying experience. The vast darkness of space going on forever has to put the human mind in a spin. How can people wrap there head around how small of a planet we actually are. No one could have ever prepared the astronauts for this once in a life time day.
What's really appealing about this image is that it's allowing everyone to be apart of this event. With the blacked out helmet, could it be possible that the image is you? The astronaut could be symbolizing everyone as a whole. This idea can bring hope for many young viewers who pursue the life of being an astronaut.
There are some messages to be taken from this picture. The first being that there are no limits to what man can...
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