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Artist:
Yousuf Karsh, 23 Dec 1908 - 13 Jul 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Michael Collins, born 31 Oct 1930  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., born 20 Jan 1930  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 26 × 33 cm (10 1/4 × 13")
Sheet: 35.2 × 42.8 cm (13 7/8 × 16 7/8")
Mount: 40.6 × 48.3 cm (16 × 19")
Mat (Karsh exhibit): 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Texas\Harris\Houston
Date:
1969
Exhibition Label:
On May 25, 1961—three weeks after the United States sent its first astronaut into suborbital flight—President John F. Kennedy issued an audacious challenge. Speaking before a joint session of Congress he declared, “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Eight years later, the crew of Apollo XI—astronauts Michael Collins (born 1930), Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (born 1930) and Neil Armstrong (1930–2012)—fulfilled Kennedy’s challenge. On July 20, 1969, while Collins orbited the moon in the Command Module, mission commander Armstrong and Lunar Module pilot Aldrin descended to the lunar surface. A short time later, Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, followed shortly by Aldrin. The two later rejoined Collins in the Command Module and returned safely to earth with their Pacific splashdown on July 24, 1969.
Topic:
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Male  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Michael Collins: Male  Search this
Michael Collins: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Michael Collins: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Museum\Director  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Michael Collins: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Object number:
NPG.2012.77.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Yousuf Karsh
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm417522a81-165b-4a91-b3f8-25dfda6dc1bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2012.77.16