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Moonwalk to MTV: How photos by Apollo 11 astronauts influenced pop culture

People collected and shared prints of the Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, which also became the basis for artist Andy Warhol's colored prints 'Moonwalk' and for MTV's logo in 1981

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NASA | moon mission | Apollo 50th Anniversary

Reuters 

The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind’s first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on Earth, some of those photos became pop culture touchstones. People collected and shared prints of the Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, which also became the basis for artist Andy Warhol’s colored prints “Moonwalk” and for MTV’s logo when the music channel launched in 1981. The Apollo 11 astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - were not trained in how to take photographs of each other but those ...

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First Published: Wed, July 17 2019. 16:43 IST
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