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Moonwalk with Neil Armstrong in this Danish artist's interactive tribute

August 28, 2012 3:06pm


Original photos by Neil Armstrong / Interactive panorama by Hans Nyberg

What better tribute to pioneer astronaut Neil Armstrong than an interactive moon panorama that allows one to be on the moon —albeit virtually— with him?
 
Photos taken on the surface by Armstrong, the first man on the moon in 1969, are featured in the panoramic tribute by Danish photographer Hans Nyberg.
 
"In the panorama you can see (Armstrong's colleague) Buzz Aldrin at the Landing Module unloading materials for the experiments. This panorama includes sound," Nyberg said.
 
Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, died earlier this month at age 82.
 
A separate article on Wired.com said the panorama transports users to the Apollo 11 landing site and lets them see what Armstrong saw.
 
It added Nyberg originally created his lunar panorama site back in 2004, but the more modern version can be seen in super resolution.
 
"Stitching together photographs taken by Armstrong himself, the full 360-degree view shows the flat volcanic regolith where the Apollo Lunar Module landed. Aldrin unloads material for seismology experiments in the background," it said.
 
Wired.com noted the Hasselbad camera Armstrong fixed to his chest to take the photos had no viewer to look into.
 
It also quoted Nyberg as saying that since Armstrong mostly manned the cameras, there are few high-resolution images of him on the moon.
 
While Aldrin took one panorama where Armstrong can be seen at the Lunar Module, the quality is not as good as the images in this one, it quoted Nyberg as saying. — TJD, GMA News
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