Q. Describe the scene of the moon as seen by Scott from the top hatch of the Lunar Module ?
Ans. After the dust had settled, Scott opened the top hatch of the Lunar Module and looked out. The moonscape before his eyes spread in gentle curves and slopes, and looked soft brown. The craters made by meteorites, however, looked white. Scott could see only a small area of the moon because the horizon on the moon is only a mile and a half away from the viewer. Even this small area presented a great variety of land forms.
The Lunar Module had landed on the edge of a plain that stretched 650 miles across the moon’s surface. To the south rose a mountain ridge 1100 feet above the bare plain. There were even higher mountains on the east. A great mountain stood on the north-east. It was almost three miles high. To his west, Scott could see a gorge more than one thousand feet deep. The lunar mountains stood as silent and still as they were when they were created. There never was any rain or wind or any living forms to tamper with their awesome barren majesty. Over his head, the limitless black space stretched on all sides. The only glow of colour Was provided by the white and blue planet of earth with its seas and clouds.