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posted 09-15-2012 03:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

During a visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center in July 2007, Neil Armstrong has a casting of his footprint made to be displayed at the center together with those of other astronauts. Assisting Armstrong with the casting procedure is MSFC employee Daniel McFall.

(This is a report, because I can not upload a new photo to my Photobucket account for some reason)

Ed Hengeveld

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 09-15-2012 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen that picture elsewhere. Very nice. Only a shame they did not use an A7L boot to make the impression; the pattern on the sole being used is not the same as that made by Neil on the moon.


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posted 09-15-2012 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just out of curiosity - do we know whether it was Armstrong's left or right boot that touched the Moon's surface first?


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posted 09-15-2012 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought it was his left foot that touched the surface first. Is there a photo of the castings on display?


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posted 09-15-2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can just see Neil in that photo saying "One giant splat for mankind..."

Sorry, couldn't help it.


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posted 09-15-2012 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is not size 10 1/2?

model maker

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posted 10-17-2012 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What did the other lunar boot print look like? How are they different?


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posted 10-18-2012 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the US stamp issued in 1999:


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posted 10-18-2012 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per a Facebook friend:

"That's one small step in [a] pan..."

All times are CT (US)

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