Apollo 11 on a Football Pitch

Here’s a map of the moonside wanderings of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin superimposed on a football pitch. A good defensive display, on the whole, and there’s Armstrong going up for the corner.

I think the fact that this is NASA’s superimposition speaks volumes for the growing influence of the game in the United States.

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2 responses to “Apollo 11 on a Football Pitch

  1. That pitch (assuming the penalty areas are 18 yards) can’t be more than 92 yards long. That’s way too short to meet Fifa’s regulation 100 yards.

    Might this oversight be because it had to be fitted into a movie studio…

  2. That is oddly beautiful.