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Aldrin Apollo 11 LEVA and Gloves Gallery


The lunar surface checklist on the left glove (photograph has been rotated 90 degrees for ease of reading). It reads

Envir Fam (TV Deploy)
Deploy SWC
EVA & Envir Eval-(Bulk S)
   Best Pace/Start/Stop
   Fast Pace/Traction/Dust
   Pene-Photo Footprint
   Gen EVA Eval
   Light-Up/Down/Cross Sun
   Gen Eval/Phenomena
LM Inspect - Quad I
   Photo Bulk Sam Area
   Unstow ALSCC
Off-load EASEP/Deploy PSE
Close-Up Photos
Documented Sample Col:
   SRC to Strut
   Unstow SRC
   Core Tube (Hook Bag)
   Unstow Scoop & Tongs
   Describe & Col Sam-
Close-Up Photos/Cassette
Collect Envir/Gas Sam
   Bulk Sam/Core Tube
Clean EMU/Ingress (Photo)

Aldrin was Apollo 11's lunar module pilot (LMP); Armstrong was the commander (CDR). Although Armstrong had his own checklist, there were a number of tasks for the two astronauts to perform at the same time.

If you've ever watched the full television footage of the Apollo 11 EVA, there are a few minutes when Aldrin seems to run around on the moon like a little kid, but he was actually going through the checklist, evaluating various paces at which an astronaut might walk in the 1/6 lunar gravity.

Note the magnifying glass at top, provided to help the visitor read the checklist.

Aldrin Apollo 11 LEVA and Gloves at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 12:16:16 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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