Apollo 11 x-rays of neil armstrong's spacesuit cover layer boots
Exceptional Apollo 11 quality control pre-flight x-rays of neil armstrong's spacesuit cover layer boots 7 july 1969. 14 by 17 inches, numbered 50 and bearing the date "7 7 69". Accompanied by a CD copy of an interview conducted with Jack Weakland regarding his career at NASA. Provenance Jack R. Weakland, NASA X-Ray Technician.
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Taken just 11 days before the Apollo 11 launch by Jack Weakland, a member of the Nondestructive Evaluation Group (NDE) at NASA. Weakland worked in the X-Ray Lab from 1968-1979, where he tested equipment for a number of Apollo missions, including Apollo 7 and Apollo 11. In an oral history conducted in 2001, Weakland described the rationale behind this quality control measure: "We x-rayed all of the suits, we x-rayed all those things to verify that there were no sharp objects left in them during the manufacturing process, make sure the zippers, when they zipped them up, the seal would form perfectly into the zippered threads"
This x-ray shows Armstrong's cover layer boots, an extravehicular overshoe that was designed to be worn over his spacesuit boots while the walking on the Moon.
Doing some research , you can find more information following this link on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/6366973807/in/photostream/) : "In the view of the public, the defining moment of the event would be when a human footprint deformed the lunar dust. This would have a human dimension; there would be a personal link to the hearts of all people who left footprints on Earth and a sense of the frailty of a mere human stepping out on a hostile alien world"