For the 10 days leading to the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, Apollospace will feature a different Apollo 11 photo magazine and highlight the most significant, iconic, and enduring images from the Apollo 11 mission and in the history of photography.  Apollo 11 Magazine 38/O contains 181 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-38-5556 to AS11-38-5736. This Magazine consists of images of the lunar far side and several series of images of the Moon and Earth after trans-earth insertion.

The images on this magazine were taken following Neil and Buzz’s first steps on the moon.  The first series of images are of various craters and the limb of the lunar far side.


This magazine next contains numerous images of the receding moon following trans-earth insertion (firing the Command Module’s engine to exit lunar orbit and head towards Earth).

As well as images of the increasing large earth as Apollo 11 made its way home, fulfilling Kennedy’s goal of returning the astronauts safely to Earth.

Enjoy the entire magazine below, individually or in a slide show.  Please note that the images here are 1200 x 1200 pixel full screen versions of our fully restored photographs.  You can download high-resolution versions (3600 x 3600 pixels at 300dpi) by individual mission or mission magazine. 

Apollo 11 38/O