Departure Apollo XI

July 16 1969, Cap Kennedy, Florida. It is 9.30 am. JP Laffont on stepladder in middle of a small bay, about 30 feet from shore. On his back, in 2 minutes Apollo XI will depart for the moon. In from of him: thousand of well-wishers and supporters of the 3 astronauts. JP will never see the rocket departure; he photographed the enthusiast crowd reaction. Photo by David Burnett.