On March 23, 1840, a New Yorker named John William Draper became the first person to take a photo of the moon.
Draper was a doctor, scientist and photographer who studied photochemistry to come up with better ways to take pictures. Before Draper photographed the moon, another photographer Louis Daguerre had tried to do the same, but his image came out fuzzy.
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Capturing the moon in a so-called daguerreotype image involved long exposures, and Daguerre had some technical difficulties while tracking the moon's movement with his telescope.
Draper's first successful photo also took several tries. He took a 20-minute exposure with a 5-inch telescope to create a daguerreotype of the moon, and he publicly announced his results on March 23.
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Contributed to Experiments in orbit and on Surface of Moon (ALSEP) etc.also trained astronauts
Studied containation on and ouside Spacecraft.
The Moon gave me employment to work for 5 Years on exciting Human Space flight Programs Skylab, Planning of Space Station and Space Shuttle
See My picture taken with Buzz Aldrin in 2009
I received Apollo Achievement Award from NASA dated July 20, 1969.
Thanks Hanneke Weitering for today's Historic post
Dr. Ravi Sharma
I'm sorry about that. I hear they have been investigating x-rays from the same source. I had no idea. I'll get a doctor to check into it.