A BEAUTIFUL LANDING FROM AFAR.
Color photograph, 16 x 20 inches, by Neil Armstrong, showing Aldrin standing on the lunar surface by Eagle's foil-wrapped footpad.
SIGNED by CHARLES DUKE as "CAPCOM White Team, Apollo 11, July 1969," and INSCRIBED "Tranquility Base, Houston. Roger we copy you. It was beautiful from here, Tranquility. Over." Just after uttering the famous words "The Eagle has landed," Armstrong apologized for the "very long final phase," and explained to Houston that they had had to manually fly over a rocky crater to find a safe landing spot. Houston breathed a collective sigh of relief, and CAPCOM Charles Duke reassured the Apollo 11 crew that the landing was "beautiful from here."