Buzz Aldrin exploring the Sea of Tranquillity

Space Mission
Apollo 11, 16-24 July 1969

Neil Armstrong

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper
8 h × 10 w in (20 × 25 cm) with ‘A Kodak Paper’ watermarks to verso.

Striding off towards the horizon transporting scientific packages, Aldrin maneuvered through an area covered with fragments of broken rock.

From the mission transcript as Aldrin was evaluating the mobility on the lunar surface:

110:13:42 Aldrin: You do have to be rather careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. Sometimes, it takes about two or three paces to make sure you’ve got your feet underneath you.