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Space History Photo: Mitchell Studies Map

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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell refers to a map as he moves across the Moon's surface. (Image credit: JSC)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 Lunar Module pilot, moves across the lunar surface as he looks over a traverse map during extravehicular activity (EVA) on Feb. 6, 1971.

Lunar dust can be seen clinging to the boots and legs of the space suit.

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