(urth) The mystery of the image of an astronaut cleaned by Rudesind

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Thu Jul 1 08:12:50 PDT 2010

On 6/30/2010 11:56 PM, James Wynn wrote:
>> Rudesind's painting does not match any of the actual Apollo images I
>> could find, when I went looking a few years ago.
> There's a picture, maybe an illustration --a famous one-- that I
> remember from my childhood.
> An astronaut on the moon. The Earth over his shoulder. The American flag
> behind him or beside him. I thought that was the one when I read the
> description.

The "man on the moon" shot shows Buzz Aldrin's gold faceplate reflecting 
Neil Armstrong with the Earth over *his* shoulder, but no flag is up 
yet, though there is a prominent flag patch on Buzz's left  shoulder.

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