Lunar Liftoff

gear scattering on the Moon's gray surface
October 9, 2017
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The Apollo 14 Lunar Module (LM) ascent stage lifts off the lunar surface and the powerful LM engine causes a brief force which scatters gold-colored foil, covering the LM, and disturbs the U.S. flag. This picture was taken from film exposed by the 16mm data acquisition camera on Feb. 5, 1971 - which was mounted inside the LM.