Selfies on the Moon

Selfies on the Moon

Some may consider that this article is 'tongue-in-cheek', however, in all the photographs of astronauts on the Moon, there are none that show the astronaut's faces. Why?

Yes it would be extremely hazardous to lift the gold plated sun visor when standing in sunlight. To get a 'selfie' on the Moon, all an astronaut had to do, was stand in the shadow side of the LM and let his companion take a portrait shot of him with the visor in the open position. I am certain that if I had gone to the Moon in 1969-1972 (or anytime) I would have wanted to prove I was there by showing my face. The only photographs that show astronauts faces when suited up are those taken on Earth.

Image credit should be NASA

Not on the Moon.

Image: NASA

Not on the Moon.

Image: NASA

In shadow on the 'Moon' why not lift the visor. This could be anyone?

Image: NASA

This guy is in a good dark shadow on his front side, proud American would have shown his face.

Again in shadow but no face. Really, were they ashamed? They landed on the Moon. They should be elated and ready to show the world that they are the person on the Moon and not some surrogate.

Are they actors on set at Houston?

The next image is of Randy Bresnik on a space walk. He is clearly visible inside his fish bowl and yet he is in outer space. So why couldn't the Apollo astronauts do the same?

Great shot!

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