The Apollo Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector, 1969.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

The Apollo Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector, 1969.

NASA

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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The equipment is being carried by a spacesuited engineer from Bendix aerospace who were the prime contractor for the experiment. The Laser Reflector was first carried to the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts and enabled a precise measurement of the Earth-Moon distance to be made by the laser ranging technique.
 

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