Space Graffiti Revealed from the Apollo 11 Mission


The Apollo 11 Command Module recently had pictures surface of writing on the walls from those who were on the space mission. The images show frantic scribbles and text that give some insight into what was going on inside the spacecraft during the historical mission.Some of the scribbles are those of Michael Collins who was navigating the ship as NASA provided coordinates of the team on the lunar surface. His goal was to see if he could spot the lander on the surface, but he was never able to.

Other information written on the wall include a designated area where the team placed their urine bags from launch so it could be tested, along with a calendar that allowed them to keep track of their time in space.

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Space graffiti discovered inside Apollo 11 command module

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia has been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum since 1970. But workers there have uncovered marks on the inside of the capsule that provide new insight into the landmark mission.

On July 20, 1969, space history was made as Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the Eagle lunar lander and became the first men to walk on the moon. While they were on the surface, the Columbia space module, piloted by Michael Collins, was in orbit around the moon waiting for their return. After the moonwalkers had returned to the capsule and it safely landed back on the Earth, it toured the United States and then arrived at its final home at the museum.

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