(urth) Are old questions OK?

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Fri Oct 20 21:28:53 PDT 2006

Adam Thornton wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2006, at 11:52 AM, b sharp wrote:
>>  of course
>> Neil Armstrong on the moon.
> The picture isn't actually Armstrong, and as far as I can tell it's  
> not a faithful description of *any* of the Apollo photographs.  I  
> remember trying to figure out which picture it was a few months ago  
> and coming up dry: I couldn't find any earthrises taken from the  
> Lunar surface with an astronaut and a flag in the frame.
> Not that I don't agree that it's *supposed* to be an Apollo  
> astronaut; I just think that Wolfe didn't have the source photograph  
> at hand and conflated several (for instance,
> http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/kippsphotos/apollo.html
> has an Earthrise and a Buzz Aldrin Saluting the Flag picture.  Make  
> one the background of the other and you pretty much have the  
> described picture.)

other possibilities are:
* a later Apollo mission
* subtle difference in previous universe cycle
* the picture is a painting based on the orignal photographs, possibly 
via multiple degrees of reproduction and copying

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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