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If Neil Armstrong was first on the Moon, who filmed him on the ladder?

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In 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took man's first steps on the moon, but who was holding the camera?

Asked by: Pat Reid, by email


Rest assured, NASA didn’t call on Moon-dwellers to perform camera duties. They simply mounted a camera on the Descent Stage of the Lunar Module and pointed it at the steps.

That giant leap was relayed live to NASA and TV viewers all over the world via receiving stations on Earth.

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