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The Hasselblad Flight Photographs

The Apollo 11 mission carried four 70MM Hasselblad cameras and returned with 9 magazines of film. A total of 1409 exposures were taken during the mission, with 1408 useable images: 857 on black & white film and 551 on color film. An additional 35 exposures were made with the Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup camera (ALSCC) as stereo exposures of the lunar soil (see Magazine W).

Click links below to view the full screen gallery of each magazine:

Apollo 11 Magazine 36/N

Apollo 11 Magazine 36/N contains 142 color images: NASA #s AS11-36-5291 to AS11-36-5432.

This magazine consists of photographs of the translunar voyage with images of the Earth, spacecraft interior, and crew, with images of the lunar surface from orbit.

Apollo 11 Magazine 37/R

Apollo 11 Magazine 37/R contains 123 color images: NASA #s AS11-37-5433 to AS11-37-5555.

This Magazine contains images taken from the Lunar Module. The first set of photographs, taken from the LM, are of the Command Module with the rest of the images from the LM at Tranquility Base.

Apollo 11 Magazine 38/O

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 images of the Moon and Earth after trans-earth insertion.

Apollo 11 Magazine 39/Q

Apollo 11 Magazine 39/Q contains 107 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-39-5737 to AS11-39-5843.

The Magazine consists of photographs of Tranquility Base, including views of the LM shadow and landing area before and after the historic moonwalk.

Apollo 11 Magazine 40/S

Apollo 11 Magazine 40/S contains 129 color images: NASA #s AS11-40-5844 to AS11-40-5970.

This Magazine contains perhaps the most iconic images of the entire Apollo Program. The entire Magazine, with the exception of the first three images taken from lunar orbit, consists of images taken on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base including numerous shots of astronauts, the LM, experiment packages, and pans of the lunar surface.

Apollo 11 Magazine 41/P

Apollo 11 Magazine 41/P contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-41-5971 to AS11-41-6159.

This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit.

Apollo 11 Magazine 42/U

Apollo 11 Magazine 42/U contains 189 black & white images: NASA #s AS11-42-6160 to AS11-42-6348.

This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a lunar equatorial orbit, as well as several photographs of the solar corona.

Apollo 11 Magazine 43/T

Apollo 11 Magazine 43/T contains 191 black & white images, NASA #s AS11-43-6349 to AS11-43-6539.

This Magazine consists of photographs of the Moon from the Command Module from a 60 nautical mile orbit.

Apollo 11 Magazine 44/V

Apollo 11 Magazine 44/V contains 157 color images, NASA #s AS11-44-6540 to AS11-44-6696.

This Magazine contains photographs of the lunar surface before LM separation, during separation, during docking, shortly after transearth insertion, and the earth shortly before splashdown.

Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup Camera (ALSCC)

Apollo 11 Magazine 45 (W) AS11-45-6697A to AS11-45-6714A.

This Magazine consists of closeup stereo images (A and B images) of the lunar soil.

Apollo 11 Mission Overview


  • Neil Armstrong, Commander (First to walk on the Moon)
  • Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot (Second to walk on the Moon)
  • Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot


  • Command Module: Columbia (CSM-107)
  • Lunar Module: Eagle (LM-5)


  • July 16, 1969
  • Launch Pad 39A
  • Saturn-V AS-506 launch vehicle

Orbit/Lunar Surface

  • Orbits: 30 Lunar revolutions
  • Duration: 8 days, 3 hours, 18 min, 35 seconds
  • Distance: 953,054 miles
  • Lunar Location: Sea of Tranquility
  • Lunar Surface Duration: 21 hours, 36 minutes
  • EVAs: 1 surface EVA (Aldrin approximately 1.5 hours; Armstrong approximately 2 hours, 32 minutes)
  • Distance Travelled on the Lunar Surface: approximately 3300 total feet; Maximum distance from the LM approximately 200 feet


  • July 24, 1969
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Recovery Ship: USS Hornet

Mission Objectives

  • Perform a crewed lunar landing and safe return to Earth;
  • Human exploration of the Lunar surface;
  • Deployment of television camera, solar wind composition experiment, seismic experiment package, and Laser Ranging Retroreflector;
  • Gather samples of lunar-surface materials for return to Earth; and
  • Extensively photograph the lunar terrain, the deployed scientific equipment, the LM spacecraft, and astronauts

Mission Accomplishments

  • First crewed Lunar landing and safe return to Earth
  • First human exploration of the Lunar surface
  • First collection and return to Earth of lunar-surface materials
  • Gathered 47.5 pounds of Lunar materials

Photo credits for all Apollo 11 Hasselblad flight photographs:

Black & White Images: NASA/JSC/Apollospace [Raw images acquired from National Archives & processed by Apollospace] Color Images: NASA/JSC/ASU/Apollospace [Raw images acquired from Arizona State University & processed by Apollospace]