There is no Neil Armstrong in the famous photographs of the US landing on the moon, British journalist Joel Day noted in an article for the Daily Express.
On the 53rd anniversary of the first moon landing – NASA recalled a historic event: it released a video made up of images taken from the lunar orbiter (The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera – LROC) from different heights. The camera seems to bring the observer closer to the landing site of the Apollo 11 lunar module so that both the landing stage and the footprints made by astronauts on July 21, 1969 during 2 hours 31 minutes 40 seconds on the lunar surface in the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) become visible.
According to the official version of the US government, on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 manned spacecraft delivered American astronauts to the surface of the Moon – as a result, crew commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin became the first people to visit the Earth’s satellite.
Appropriate images were presented as evidence of the stay of the American astronauts on the moon, but questions arose about these frames. This is reported by the Daily Express.
“Iconic photographs from the Apollo 11 moon landing show an astronaut walking on the surface of the moon – apparently the first person ever to do so.”
Some time ago, a series of photographs dedicated to NASA’s lunar projects was put up for sale at Christie’s auction. Among other things, the famous footage of the first steps of man on the surface of the moon was presented there. Against this background, questions arose why all the photos from the landing of the Americans on the moon in 1969 depict the same person who does not look like Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong.
Why don’t Neil Armstrong appear in most of the iconic moon landing photos? asks a surprised Joel Day.
It’s no secret that there are many doubts about the veracity of the official version of the US government about the flights to the moon. There are a large number of inconsistencies and oddities in the evidence presented, which led to the assumption that American astronauts did not fly to the Earth’s satellite. The “disappearance” of Neil Armstrong from the photographs only reinforced these suspicions.
The author of the Daily Express stated that only one full-length photograph of Neil Armstrong, taken on the moon, is known to exist. And in this photo, he is standing with his back to the lens.
“The photo of him standing with his back to the camera and working on something attached to the outside of the lunar module is the only full-length image of Armstrong on the lunar surface,” the British journalist said.
Subsequently, nevertheless, an explanation was found for the absence of Neil Armstrong in the photographs presented. According to experts, most of the time that Armstrong spent on the moon, he had a camera in his hands. This means that he “worked” as a photographer, not a model, and therefore almost every shot taken during this mission features Buzz Aldrin.