Neil Armstrong's face as he takes a stroll on the Moon


This is the very first photo that shows an astronaut’s face while on the Moon as their faces are hidden behind a visor in every other picture. This one is actually a single frame from a video that was being shot from the Lunar Lander and has been converted from film to high-def by Spacecraft Films for Andrew Chailkin’s new book, Voices from the Moon.

As it turns out, Neil Armstrong was the one generally with the camera and most of the photos from the Apollo 11 missions are of Buzz, the second man on the Moon. It’s a good thing that this newly released image will probably go down in history as one of the top, iconic images from that first mission.