Keith Wright Apollo Science, a personal retrospective

12 July 2019

18:30 - 19:30

Bristol HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

Non RPS Member£4.00 
RPS Member£3.50 
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Keith Wright Apollo Science a personal retrospective 

Keith M. Wright - Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and Member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

The talk will describe the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Packages which were flown on the Apollo missions and deployed on the Moon by the astronauts. The talk covers the Apollo 11 to 17 missions. It will also include details (including a number of unpublished photographs) of the experiment package pre-launch operations in which the speaker was

personally involved, the lunar deployment activities and a summary of some of the scientific results.

Astronaut and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin moves toward a position to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) is in his left hand; and in his right hand is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR3). Mission commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera.
Image Credit: NASA

On July 20, 1969, America's Apollo 11 landed on the moon, making history as the first humans set foot on another world.

Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin was photographed during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the moon by mission commander Neil Armstrong. Aldrin had just deployed the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package. In the foreground is the Passive Seismic Experiment Package; beyond it is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR-3); in the far right background is the Lunar Module "Eagle."
Image credit: NASA

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