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The Apollo Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector, 1969.


The Apollo Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector, 1969.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


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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