From the National Space Science Data Center Image Gallery
Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin stands near the leg of the lunar module on the Moon. Despite that the backpacks and astronauts only weighed 1/6 on their 350 pound Earth weight, their center of gravity was shifted so they had to lean slightly forward to balance. Footprints are clearly visible in the foreground.
Image Title: Astronaut Stands Near Lunar Module Leg
Text based on internet materials accompanying Apollo 11 Photograph AS11-40-5902A
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Last Modified On: Saturday, December 16, 2000