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>> okay. are there any changes to the schedule, arne? >> line 7 which is shown for all day all of first shift tuesday, the tank test will not start until 1,300. >> when do you want to run the leak check? >> first shift tuesday. >> arne, you're going to extend the time out by five hours by cutting off in the front half of the lh-2 tank? >> negative.
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>> it's three hours and 32 minutes until man begins the greatest adventure in its history. if all goes well, the astronauts are to lift off on the voyage man always has dreamed about. so, it now before they go as their gleaming vehicle sits poised and peaceful out there that there is time, if only briefly in this busy morning, to
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think of those three men and the burdens and the hope that is they carry on behalf of all man kind. and going through the vastness, the blackness, and the cold of space, they'll carry the pledge made 8 years ago by president kennedy, to put a man on the moon and bring him back safely in this decade. >> each segment of the mission, every individual piece has to be completed perfectly in order for the next step to be possible. and of course the nation itself is backing us. so, we just sincerely hope that we measure up to that. >> the whole apollo program was designed to get two americans to the lunar surface and back again to earth safety.
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the enormity of this event is something that only hus ri will be able to judge. >> apollo 11 has very simply been given the mission of carrying men to the moon, landing them there, and bringing them safely back. >> in addition to the mission the three astronauts will perform and the experiments they'll undertake, these men will carry many other things, many things that are not nearly as easy to describe. during the planned apollo 11 journey will be concern with such things as mid course collisions and docking. the astronauts will of course be concerned with very much more.
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the flight of apollo 11 is to be the culmination of a national effort and the most difficult, most dangerous mission ever attempted since this country and the russians started sending men into space.
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38-year-old civilian neil alden armstrong is to become the first human being to touch the moon. aldrin will follow just 20 minutes later, but armstrong will take that first step. the mission of apollo 11, a story for the history books, leaving this planet to set foot on the moon. >> roger, 563 verified. >> all stations stand by to give a crew departure status at this time. >> ss 111. go ahead. >> go.
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>> go. >> go. >> bsc. >> go. >> verify all -- >> go. >> two and three levels. >> go. >> 214. roger. you go for departure. roger. you're good for crew departure. >> go. >> all right. >> the dawn of this day heralding the dawn of a new day. it's a time of exhilaration, reflection, hope, fulfillment as a century's old dream starts toward reality. >> this is apollo, t minus 3
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hours 42 seconds and counting, right on time as far as the downdown is concerned, the astronauts departing from their crew quarters here at the kennedy space center. astronauts neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, and finally mike collins and their crew boarding the transfer van for the trip to the launch pad. the trip in the transfer van should take some 15 minutes or so to reach the pad at which time the astronauts will board the first of two elevators for the trip to the 320 foot level launch pad where they will then proceed to ingress the spacecraft.
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we learned departure of the building 6:27 a.m. eastern daylight time. the transfer van departing at the kennedy space center on the start of its 8 mile trip to launch pad a here at complex 39 where the saturn five launch vehicle fully loaded with propel ants going through check outs. this is launch control. >> around the gate one area, cars. little kids wide eyed looking at the spotlight 15 miles away. we saw teenagers with
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telescopes. 21 mass fliegghts ago.
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>> coming up to the mars dessert research station is like coming from a portal into another world. you see tremendous formations that look like they've been meticulously arranged by a giant. you would say that human exploration in space is one of the most challenging and one of the most ambitious things that we've done as a human race. when you look at your ideal candidate for mars, you want your jack of all trades but at least master of some, taking part of centrifuge studies, experiencing flight. i've been a luf long martial
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artist, physician, background in space medicine and research. everything i do in my life is related to reaching that goal. i want to be the one that forges trails, the one that leads the way, the one that sets foot on mars. unless someone actively stops me, i'll be here pushing limits forever. now, where do we go to next? >> this is apollo saturn launch control. as the prime crew for apollo 11, astronauts neil armstrong, michael collin, and buzz aldrin
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are on their van toward the pad. we have discovered a problem at the launch pad itself as the crew is about to arrive. we have a leak in a valve located in a system associated with replenishing liquid hydrogen for the third stage of the saturn five launch vehicle. we have sent a team of three technicians and a safety man to the pad, and these technicians are now tightening bolts around the valve. >> go ahead. >> we have a leak on the valve. we have it in the override close position to see if it gets better. it seems to be getting better. >> which camera? >> it's on camera 18. >> camera 18. you can see the man working on the hud jen leak. >> once the technicians depart, we'll send hydrogen again through this system to assure that the leak has been corrected. the astronauts now coming up toward the pad itself as the
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crew of several technicians at the 200 foot level proceed to tighten some bolts around a leaking valve. the astronaut team which has just arrived at the pad, the transfer van now backing up toward the elevator. in a matter of five minutes or so, we'll be ready for the space command and neil armstrong to come across the seal at the 320 level. this is launch control.
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>> go ahead. >> astros proceeding street 20. >> understand. >> you can hit the switch on the camera. >> aas. >> roger, camera has been activated. >> test, the swing harm camera is on. >> msg is go. >> the crew is approaching. >> this is apollo 7 launch control. we just passed the 2 hour 21 minute mark in our countdown and we are proceeding at this time. at the 320 foot level, all astronauts aboard the spacecraft.
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buzz aldrin came in and took the center seat to join neil armstrong and mike collin. work continues on a leaky valve, technicians still hard at work tightening bolts around the valve at this time. >> good morning neil. >> good morning. >> welcome aboard. >> how do you read? >> loud and clear. >> good morning, buzz. >> good morning. how are you gentleman? >> just fine. thank you. >> let me make a check here. any adjustments on your straps? >> roger. >> thank you, gunter. >> see you around, gunter. >> all right. >> roger. >> squequence 441. >> the hatch is closed, and we're givening to purge the cabin to bring it to the proper
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atmosphere for launch which is a combination of oxygen and nitrogen. 60% oxygen and 40% nitrogen. of course the astronauts themselves are breathing pure oxygen through their space suits. coming up shortly will be another key test in which hopefully march vehicle crew and the spacecraft crew will command together with the commander neil armstrong to make an check of the signal. this signal will alert if anything goes wrong below this. this will take some 30 minutes.
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neil armstrong will be doing most of the work in the spacecraft, responding as different queue lights signify different difficulties presented to him. our contact continuing. this kennedy launch control. >> nasa officials, 5,000 guests in all including some 400 congressmen, members of the supreme court, presidential cabinet. the nasa official who escorted us to this site today called it a circus. >> t minus 61 minutes on the apollo 11 countdown and all elements are go at this time. here in the firing room, the launch vehicle test team keeping a close eye on the status of the propellants aboard the vehicle. the problem with the leaking
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valve is no problem at this time. we've bypassed the valve, but we are maintaining our hydrogen supply aboard the vehicle. the big swing arm that has been attached to the spacecraft up to now will be moved back now in 5 seconds. the swing arm will come back. mark. >> arm 9 is retracted.
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>> fourth test of the launch vehicle, checking out the various batteries in the three stages and instrument unit of the saturn five. this is to preserve the batteries which must be used in the power of flight. we're taking a look at them going internal and switching back to external again. next time we go in will be at the 50-second mark. batteries will remain in general power during the flight.
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>> 14 minutes, 30 seconds and counting, all still going well with the countdown at this time. for status report, we'll switch to mission control houston. >> this is apollo mission control, flight director cliff charles team is on station here in the mission's operation control room, ready to assume the flight at tower's clearance. >> control? >> go. >> network. >> that's affirmative. >> mission director, verify go for launch. >> go for launch. >> we passed the six minute park in our countdown for apollo 11.
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now 5 minutes and 52 seconds and counting. >> go for launch. >> go for launch? >> go for launch. >> sro, verified go for launch. >> verified go for launch. >> go for launch. >> you got the channel number? >> we have some 7.6 million pounds of thrust pushing the vehicle upward. the vehicle weighs close to 6 1/2 million pounds. this is apollo saturn launch control t minus 1 minute 50 seconds on the apollo mission flight to land tirs men on the moon. >> good luck and god speed. >> thank you. >> t minus 60 seconds and counting. we passed t minus 60. 55 seconds and counting. neil armstrong just reported back it's been a rare smooth
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countdown. we passed the 50 second mark. power transfer is complete. internal power with the launch vehicle at this time. 40 seconds away from the apollo 11 lift off. all tanks now pressurized. 35 seconds and counting. we are still go with apollo 11. 30 seconds and counting. astronauts report it feels good. t minus 25 seconds. 20 seconds and counting. t minus 15 seconds, guidance is internal. 12, 11, 10, 9 -- ignition sequence start.
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lift off! we have lift off! 32 minutes past the hour.
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>> network control mode. >> altitude is 2 miles. >> houston, you're good at one minute.
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>> we're through the region of maximum dynamic pressure now. >> houston, your guidance is converged. you're looking good. >> 8 miles down range. 12 miles high. velocity, 4,000 feet per second. >> stand by for mode one charlie. >> stand by for mode one charlie. mark mode one charlie. >> go. >> go. >> taking a station status. >> houston, you are go. >> giving reports from the control center.
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>> shut off ignition. thrust is all in. >> houston, thrust is go all engines. you're looking good. >> roger, we confirm. >> neil armstrong confirming both the engine skirt separation and the launch escape tower separation. down range 270 miles. >> houston, be advised the visual is go today. >> this is houston, roger that. >> down range 883 miles. outboard engine cut off.
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>> and ignition. >> ignition con if you remembered, thrusters go 11. >> and we have a third stage now. >> velocity, 23,128 feet per second, down range, 1,000 mile, altitude 101 miles. >> apollo 11, this is houston. at 10 minutes, you are go. >> roger, 11, go. >> we are go. confirm go. >> apollo 11, this is houston. you are confirmed go for orbit. >> roger. >> we have a report on the launch heart rates now from the
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flight surgeon, commander neil armstrong, 110, command module pilot mike collins, 99, buzz aldrin, 88. >> flight will have radar shortly. >> dave reeves will report orbit after radar tracking. >> the booster has been configured for orbital coast. both spacecraft are looking good. >> roger. >> apollo, 11, over. >> houston, apollo 11, go ahead. >> for your information, radar shows you in a 103 decimal 0 by 103 decimal 0 up in orbit.
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>> you'll be als at 1, 2, 9er, 13355, over. >> roger. >> this is apollo control at 1 hour 51 minutes, moving across the atlantic now towards africa. and on the next revolution, the spacecraft will be accelerating to the required speed to get into orbit that will intercept the moon doing the translunar maneuver. it will place the spacecraft on trajectory toward the moon. >> we're go. >> we're go, flight. >> we're go, flight. >> apollo 11, this is houston. you are go for tli, over. >> apollo 11. thank you.
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we just got go. >> we expect to be alt duty 177 naught cal miles at cut off. >> just coming in here. >> ignition. >> we have ignition flight. >> roger, we're at go. >> thrusters go. >> we're confirming mission as the boosters go. >> final radar confirms. >> looks good, this stage is good, over. >> apollo 11, go. >> tolemetry and radar both tracking solid.
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>> cut off. >> roger. >> cut off, and we copy the numbers, now 62. >> houston, apollo 11, saturn gave us a magnificent ride. >> roger, 11. looks like you're well on your way now. >> that was neil armstrong praising the launch vehicle. >> we finally got radar data back. looks good. we had a good burn. we've got a good flight to the moon coming up. roger. >> apollo 11, this is houston. for your information, we expect the maneuver separation attitude to begin at 3 plus 05 plus 03. >> the crew at this time pressing ahead with their
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transportation and docking maneuver. the spacecraft after having separated, turning around, docking with the lunar module, extracting the lunar module from the saturn third stage and pushing ahead on route to the moon. >> it's a very weak signal. we believe that mike collins is now maneuvering the spacecraft. antenna patterns aren't too good at the moment. >> apollo 11, this is houston
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broadcasting on the fly. do you read us? out. >> houston, apollo 11, all 12 matches are locked. >> buzz aldrin reporting that all 12 latches in the mechanism have locked. >> houston, we're ready for
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ejection. >> houston, apollo 11, we've completed our maneuver. >> houston, roger that. >> this is apollo control. at 6 hours 16 minutes into the mission, velocity now 11,479 feet per second. apollo 11's distance from earth, 5,000 naught ca 5,000 nautical miles. >> we'll be ready to copy in a minute or two. >> the spacecraft will be placed in the passive thermal control mode. it will be rotated about its x-axis at a rate of about 3 revolutions per hour to maintain proper temperature balance within the spacecraft. >> houston, you might be entered that out my window right now, i can observe the entire continent
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of north america down to the yucatan peninsula and then i run out of window. >> i didn't have much outside by window. >> we would like a crew status report. we're about to tell you good night. over. >> reported that apollo radiation vdr 11002, 10002, 09003, negative medication. over. >> copy, 11. thank you much. you're clear for some z's. over. >> okay. maybe we'll get around to lunch.
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>> apollo 11, good morning. >> gold stone reports they're receiving tv from the spacecraft. >> got a little bit of it, buzz is doing the camera work. neil is standing on his head again. he's trying to make me nervous. >> we do have a happy home. there's plenty of room for the three of us. >> apollo 11 presently 131,000 nautical miles from earth. >> looks like we've got a good ptc. >> see you tomorrow. thank you for everything. >> good morning apollo 11. >> good morning. >> i've got to world in my window today. >> sounds like a rotating restaurant. >> we're going to be crawling into the lens shortly. we're terminating tv. >> we're receiving live tv.
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command module looking up in the hatch area. >> coming down. >> we're about to open the hatch now. >> buzz aldrin has apparently carried the camera with him. >> the vehicle is surprisingly very clean. >> we have a shot of buzz. now behave the aca. >> that's the position we'll be putting the camera in after the initial descent. it'll be taken one frame a second. >> hello there. >> probably the most unusual position a camera man has ever had, hanging from his toes in a tunnel taking the picture upside down. >> we're going to take video into the command module. >> roger. >> we're going to turn the tv monitor off now while we have some other work to do. apollo 11 signing off. >> apollo 11, houston, as the sun sinks slowly in the west, the white team bids you good
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night. >> good night, all. >> the government has succeeded in harnessing the resources of the government. >> let's take a few minutes to look around the world. the lull in vietnam is in its 5th week with only one incident in the battlefield today. charging senator edward kennedy with leaving the scene of the accident that took the life of
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mary joe, a passenger in the car. kennedy remains in seclusion. >> did you hear the story about dead kennedy? did you hear about that? >> that was the biggest story on the news. >> go ahead. >> have your people plotted pressure in the bottle versus time. can we take a look at it? >> i don't think they've got it yet. >> okay. how about giving me a call when that comes up. we would like to take a look at it. >> roger. >> good morning, again. >> roger, 11, good morning. systems looking good down here. >> d slayton and commanders of the crew have joined bruce mc n mckinlis.
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>> he's lost respiration rate on the biomed. >> okay. mike, we have a request that you check the two electrodes that are placed one on each side of your lower rib cage. over. >> everything looks normal up here. >> roger, mike. we can see variations on the traces that you've connected and disconnected. but the medics still don't have a signal. >> i promise to let you know if i stop breathing. >> coming up in less than ten seconds now, we'll be crossing into the sphere of influence of the moon. at this point as the moon's gravitational force becomes the dominant effect on the spacecraft trajectory. and our displays will shift from earth reference to moon reference. the spacecraft was at a distance of 186,437 nautical miles from
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earth. all spacecraft systems are functioning normally. the mission going very smoothly. >> we've been having >> we've been having really spectacular sup rate behind the edge of the moon now. solar corona. the sky is lit all the way around the moon. but an eerie sight because of the very marked three dimensional aspect of having the sun's corona coming from behind the moon the way it is. >> it's a view worth the price of the trip. mother earth is 206,059 nautical miles behind coming up on the lunar orbit insertion burn in which the spacecraft will start its initial orbit around the moon. that maneuver will slow the spacecraft down considerably
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from its present velocity, and it should come from behind the east face of the moon 33 minutes later. >> and the moon is there, boy, in all its splendor. >> hello, moon. how is your backside? >> all your systems are looking good. going around the corner. we'll see you on the other side, over. >> the loss of signal as apollo 11 goes behind the moon. >> control tower is -- number two on. >> control number two is on. >> 99. >> here comes "b."
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>> okay. now what's your vapor pressure? >> it's good. that's beautiful bird. that's beautiful bird. >> i guess. like gangbusters. whoo. >> 30 seconds from acquisition time. >> well, i have to vote with the crew. that thing is round. >> yeah, sure is. >> looks tan to me. >> when i first saw it, at that other angle, it really looked gray.
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we're right behind you. >> with increasing sun angle. >> god, that's a big beauty. gigantic crater. look at the mountains going around it. my gosh, they're monsters. >> there's a big mother over here, too. >> get another picture of that big fellow. >> look at those craters in a row. see them going right out there? >> there it is. it's coming up. >> what? >> the earth. >> see it. >> yeah. beautiful. right over the lem. boy, does that ever look beautiful. >> apollo 11. >> we sure do, houston. one burn just normal at all get out and everything is looking good. >> it was like perfect. burn time 557. 60.9 by 169.9. >> that burn report was by neil armstrong. >> roger, we copy. the spacecraft is looking good to us on telemetry. >> apollo 11 on its first lunar revolution. >> you got a good view there,
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neil? >> yeah, i sure do. man, this is really something. you ought to look at this if you want to watch our approach through the landing site, look through this window. we're coming up here. straight out ahead. >> 80 hours 48 minutes now into the flight of apollo 11. astronaut charles duke has arrived on the scene. >> what put us four minutes ahead? >> we arrived at the moon four minutes early. >> speaks well for the booster. >> 11, that really winds things up as far as we are concerned on the ground for the evening. we're ready to go to bed and get a little sleep, over. >> we're about to join you. >> roger.
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foot on the moon. ♪ this is, of course, the great day for mankind when we leave our planet earth and set foot on the moon. so on this historic day, neil armstrong and buzz aldrin are in their lunar module in their space suits.
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on this next pass, they are preparing to undock. >> all spacecraft looking very good at this time. the following revolution, revolution 13, armstrong and aldrin, they will undock from the command and service module. from which point the power descent to the lunar service will be initiated. apollo 11, houston we're going for undocking. over. >> roger, understand. >> we're all set when you are, mike. >> there you go. see you later. >> eagle undocked. the eagle has legs. >> thrusting. okay, eagle, one minute. you guys take care.
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>> see you later. okay. all flight controllers go for power descent. retro now. guidance. >> go. >> control. >> go. >> telecom. >> go. >> econ. >> go. >> surgery. >> go. >> capcom we're go for power descent. >> eagle for power descent, over. >> eagle, we've got you now. it's looking good. over. >> looks good. >> eagle, houston, everything is looking good here. over. >> roger. copy.
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houston, we're getting a little fluctuation. >> roger. >> stand by. >> looking good. you're still looking good. coming up three minutes. >> okay. we went by the three minutes early. our position seems to be a little off. >> roger, copy. >> he thinks you're a little long down range. >> i think we confirmed that. >> we confirm that, rog. >> all flight controllers i'm going around the horn. >> watch that signal. >> what data you have for loss. few seconds. >> go. >> go, go. telecom go. econ go. >> capcom we're go to continue pdi. >> houston, you're a go.
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>> go. >> go. >> you're a go to continue power descent. eagle, houston. you're still looking good. >> looks good, flight. looks good. >> 1202. 1202. >> 1202 alarm. >> executive overflow does not occur again, we're fine. it has not occurred again. we're going. >> we're going. >> if it doesn't recur, we'll be go. >> we're go. >> roger, we're going at alarm. >> roger. >> alarm appeared to come up. >> six plus 25, throttle down. six plus 25, throttle down.
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>> you can feel it. >> okay. all flight controllers. >> go. >> go. >> gnc go. >> surgery >> surgeon. >> go. >> capcom, we're go for landing. >> eagle, houston, you're go for landing. over. >> roger. >> 1201. >> okay, the only callouts from now on will be fuel. >> stand by for 60. >> 60. >> 60 seconds. >> 60 seconds. >> flight time. now two and a half. five feet. okay, houston, looks like a good area.
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looking good. forward, forward. that's good. three feet down. two and a half. 30 feet, two and a half. >> 30, 30 seconds. >> more forward. drifting to the right a little. forward. >> come back right. >> contact. >> okay, engine stop. auto dejam. command override off. alarm off. >> we copy you down, eagle. >> houston, the eagle has landed.
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>> rocket point, tranquility. we copy you on the ground. you've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. we're breathing again. thanks a lot. >> thank you. ♪ ♪
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>> houston, seems like a very long final phase. the auto targeting was taking us right into a football field sized crater and it required us flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area. >> we copy. it was beautiful from here. be advised lots of smiling faces in this room and all over the world. over. >> we have some heart rates for neil armstrong during that powered descent to the lunar surface. at the time the burn was initiated, armstrong's heart rate was 110. at touchdown on the lunar surface, he had a hard right of 156 and the hard right is now in the 90s. we do not have biomedical data on buzz aldrin. >> the hatch is coming open.
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>> hatch reported coming open at 109 hours eight minutes five seconds. >> okay, houston, i'm on the porch. >> roger, neil. >> okay, everything's nice in here. >> okay. can you pull the door open a little more? >> okay. >> okay. >> houston, this is neil. radio check. >> neil, this is houston, loud and clear. break, break. buzz, this is houston. verified circuit breaker in. >> tv circuit breakers in. >> roger. >> and we're getting a picture on the tv. >> you had a good picture, huh? >> there's a great deal of contrast in it and currently it's upside down on our monitor but we can make out a fair amount of detail.
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>> okay. >> i'm at the foot of the ladder. the lem foot beds are only depressed in the surface about one or two inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained as you get close to it. it's almost like a powder. down this grapevine. i'm going to step off the lem now. it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
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i only go in a fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch. but i can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine sandy particles. >> neil, this is houston. we're copying. > there seems to be no difficulty in moving around. as we suspected, it's even perhaps easier than the simulations of 16g that we performed in various simulations on the ground. the engine did not leave a crater of any size. it has about one-foot clearance on the ground. i can see some evidence of rays emanating from the descent
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engine but very insignificant amount. >> roger, neil. we're reading you loud and clear. see you getting some pictures and the contingency sample. >> interesting, it's a very soft surface but here and there be i plug with the contingency sample collector, i run into very hard surface, but it appears to be a very cohesive material of the same sort. i'll try to get a rock in here. >> that looks beautiful from here, neil. >> it has a beauty all its own. it's like much of the high desert of the united states. it's different but it's very pretty out here. is that in the pocket? >> yeah, push down. got it? no, it's not all the way in. push it. there you go.
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>> sample is in the pocket. my oxygen is 81%. i have no flags, and i'm in minimum flow. >> okay, i got the camera going at one frame a second. you ready for me to come out? >> just stand by a second. i'll move this from the hand rail. >> how far am i? >> okay, you're right at the end of the porch. >> okay. now i want to back up and partially close the hatch. making sure not to lock it on my way out. >> good thought. >> that's our home for the next couple hours. we want to take good care of it. >> you've got three more steps and then a long one. beautiful view. >> isn't that something? magnificent sight out here. >> magnificent desolation. >> okay, houston, i'm going to
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change lenses on you. >> roger, neil. we're getting a new picture. you can tell it's a longer focal length lens. >> haven't read the plaque. we'll read the plaque that's on the front landing gear of this lem. here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the moon, july 1969. we came in peace for all mankind. >> neil armstrong getting ready to move the tv camera now out to its panorama position. >> i got plenty of cable. >> you got plenty. plenty more. >> okay, that looks good there, neil. >> okay. >> one hour seven minutes time expended. buzz is erecting the solar wind experiment now. >> some of these small depressions through the upper surface of the soil and about five or six inches breaks loose
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and moves as if it were caked on the surface when in fact, it really isn't. >> houston, over. >> columbia, this is houston reading you loud and clear, over. >> this is -- reading you loud and clear, how is it going? >> roger. the e.v.a. is processing beautifully. they're setting up the flag now. >> great. >> i guess you're about the only person around that doesn't have tv coverage of the scene. >> how is the quality of the tv? >> it's beautiful, mike. it really is. they've got the flag up now. you can see the stars and stripes on the lunar surface. >> beautiful, just beautiful. >> neil and buzz, the president of the united states is in his office now and would like to say a few words to you. over. that would be an honor. >> go ahead, mr. president. this is houston out. >> hello, neil and buzz. i'm talking to you by telephone
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from the oval room at the white house. and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the white house. i just can't tell you how proud we all are of what you have done. for every american, this has to be the proudest day of our lives and for people all over the world, because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. and as you talk to us from the sea of tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth. for one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. one in their pride in what you have done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth. >> thank you, mr. president. it's a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the united states but
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men of peace of all nations and with interest and curiosity and a vision for the future. it's an honor for us to be able to participate today. >> neil's been on the surface an hour now. buzz not quite 20 minutes, less than that. heart rates on both crew men average between 90 and 100. >> don't know of any am normality abnormalities in the lem. seem to be in good shape. the primary and secondary struts are in good shape. antennas are all in place. there's no evidence of problem underneath. >> the seq bay contains the scientific scientific experiments to be left on the surface of the moon. >> have you got us a good area to put down? >> buzz aldrin carrying the two experiments. >> that's probably as good a place as any. >> i'm going to have to get on the other side of this rock here. >> deflector is installed and
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the bubble level and alignment appears to be good. >> they've been on their life support systems two hours and 25 minutes. >> houston, i have the seismic experiment tipped over now and i'm aligning it with the sun. and all parts of the solar array are clear of the ground now. >> buzz aldrin is collecting a core tube sample. >> it almost looks wet. >> got a sample. neil, this is houston. after you've got the core tubes and the solar wind, anything else that you can throw into the box would be acceptable. >> we've got about i'd say 20 pounds of carefully selected if not documented samples. >> houston, roger. well done. out. >> anything more before i head on up, bruce? >> negative. head on up the ladder, buzz. >> adios, amigos. >> okay. >> transferring the sample
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containers into the lem cabin now. unofficial time off the surface at 1:11.37.32. >> closed and latched. verified secure. >> okay. >> and we'd like to say from all of us down here in houston and really from all of us in all the countries in the entire world, we think that you've done a magnificent job up there today. over. >> thank you very much. it's been a long day. >> yes, indeed. get some rest there and have at it tomorrow.
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not since adam has any human known such solitude as mike collins is experiencing during the 47 minutes of each lunar revolution when he's behind the moon while he waits for his comrades to soar with eagle from tranquility base and rejoin him for the trip back to earth. collins with the help of flight controllers here in mission control center has kept the command module systems going. >> columbia, columbia, good morning from houston.
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>> how is the black team today? all primed and raring to go? >> you betcha there, mike. going to keep you a little busy here. as soon as we get the vector in, we'd like to get a go ahead and do a p52 option 3 and then when you come on around the other side there, we'll give you some landmark tracking information on the 130. >> all right, fine. i understand. thank you. >> tranquility base houston, how is the resting standing up there? did you chance to curl up on the engine cam? >> roger. neil has rigged himself a really good hammock and he's been lying on the engine cover and i curled up on the floor. over. >> roger. copy, buzz. >> our science support room reports receiving continuous data from the passive seismic experiment placed on the lunar surface last night by the apollo 11 crew. recorded the restaurants' footsteps on the moon and will probably receive its strongest
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signal when the engine ignites and starts eagle into lunar orbit and rendezvouses with columbia. >> roger, just a reminder we want to make sure you leave the rendezvous circuit breakers full. >> okay. >> eagle and columbia, this is the backup crew. congratulations to yesterday's performance. our prayers are with you for the rendezvous. over. >> thank you, jim. >> thank you, jim. >> almost 5,000 pounds of propellent will be run through the ascent engine on the ascent burn which will place eagle back into lunar orbit, and following that the rendezvous sequence completed with the docking at 128 hours approximately. flight 0peerations director chris craft commented some 500 million people around the world were helping push eagle off the
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moon and back nook orbit. flight director glen lenny is pulling various positions here in the control room on their readiness. >> final status. >> got it all, flight crew. >> waiting for guidance during the two minutes. go flight. >> flight looks good. >> tranquility base, houston. >> roger, go ahead. >> roger. eagle is looking real fine to us down here. and you're cleared for takeoff. >> roger, understand. we're number one on the runway. >> guidance reports both navigation systems on eagle are looking good. >> all right. nine, eight, seven, six, five, fourth stage. ascent. proceed.
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>> over. >> very smooth. >> roger. >> not very much pressure activity. >> we're looking good. >> okay. roger. 30 seconds in. >> 700, 150 up. beautiful. >> eagle, houston, still looking mighty fine. >> roger. >> roger. >> all three data sources are agreeing quite closely here. >> eagle, houston, we'll see you at 1:27 plus five one. ♪
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>> 127 hours, 39 minutes, 39.2 seconds. this is the start time for a series of velocity match na maneuvers to bring eagle in with columbia. >> houston, delta h of 15.5. and maneuver of 51.3. >> roger, we copy. >> as the two vehicles come around on the 26th lunar revolution, mike collins aboard columbia is spring loaded to do what is called a mirror image maneuver.
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♪ ♪ >> okay. coming in. ♪ ♪ >> columbia, i've got 470 now. could you hold silent for a few seconds here?
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♪ ♪ >> columbia -- >> okay, mike. try to get position here and then you got it. >> columbia starting to maneuver. >> okay. >> looks good, mike.
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>> okay. we're all yours. roger. >> communications are somewhat scratchy. columbia and eagle now reunited to become apollo 11 again. >> apollo 11, houston, got minute and a half to los. looking great. been a mighty fine day. >> boy, you're not kidding. >> armstrong and aldrin transferring back to the command module and mike collins. >> houston, this is columbia reading you loud and clear. we're all three back inside. the hatch is installed. we're running a pressure check. everything is going well. >> rog, how does it feel up there to have some company? >> damn good, i'll tell you. >> talking to yourself up there after ten rounds or so. >> no, it's a happy home up there. it would be nice to have 100 million americans up here. >> rog, they were with you in spirit anyway. at least that many.
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>> thank you, sir. apollo 11, houston, all your systems look real good to us. >> we would like you to jettisoned eagle. go for power on. go for a jettison. >> okay. >> there she goes. it was a good one. >> roger dodger. we got eagle looking good. it's holding cabin pressure and picked up about two feet per second from that jettison. >> the crew jettisoned the lem at 130 hours 10 minutes. we're now ten seconds away from transearth injection. they will burn their service we will reacquire the spacecraft on the other side of the moon.
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>> you're looking good. >> thank you. >> stand by. ♪ ♪ >> man, that feels like a g, doesn't it? . >> one minute. standard pressure is holding right on 100. >> gimble looks good.
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telemetry looks good. standing by for engine shutdown now. >> okay. shut down. >> beautiful. >> yes, i love you. you are a duo. >> and there's the cue. we have acquisition of signal. >> hey, charlie boy. looking good here. that was a beautiful burn. they don't come any finer. >> rog. >> roger, we got you coming home. >> let's get some music. ♪
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♪ just a lot of people doing the best they could ♪ ♪ and then the lady said that they did it pretty up and walking good ♪ ♪ whatever happened to those faces in the old photographs ♪ ♪ i mean the little boys boys, hell, they were men and here they come ♪ ♪ sitting straight and proud and he's driving her stone blind ♪ ♪ and once you look at her, ah,
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she never looked finer or better than today ♪ ♪ sweetheart on parade ♪ and the people cheered why, i even saw a grown man break right down and cry ♪ ♪ and the sun it is going down for mr. buoy ♪ ♪ as he's singing with his class of 1902 ♪ ♪ oh, mother country, i do love you ♪ ♪ oh, mother country, i do love you ♪ ♪
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>> this should be getting larger and if it is, it's the place we're coming home to. no matter where you travel, it's always nice to get home. >> we concur. we'll be happy to have you back.
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apollo 11 now 94,961 nautical miles from earth. re-entry is scheduled to begin 18 hours, 18 minutes and 12 seconds. >> flight, bruce, did you ever let you go get a cup of coffee when we were over on the backside? >> things have been going pretty smoothly down here. he's really not that hard to get along with.
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>> he must be mellowing. >> we've only got two of them back there right now. >> the next item scheduled on the flight plan is a television transmission. >> you may be interested in knowing that jan and the children and pat and the youngsters and andy aldrin are all down here in the viewing room watching this evening. >> we're glad to hear that. >> good signal. >> okay, you're coming through loud and clear now, 11, with your patch. >> this has been far more than three men on a voyage to the moon. we feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown. this operation is somewhat like
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the periscope of a submarine. all you see is the three of us, but beneath the surface are thousands and thousands of others. we'd like to give a special thanks to all those americans who built those spacecraft, who did the construction, design, and put their -- their heart and all their abilities into those crafts. to those people, tonight we give a special thank you. and to all the other people that are listening and watching tonight, god bless you. good night from apollo 11. >> weather in the recovery area,
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skies will be partly cloudy. six-foot sea. temperature near 80 degrees. this landing area is 215 miles to the northeast from the original landing area. moved because of thundershowers in the original area. >> apollo 11's distance now is 3,000 nautical miles. velocity 26,685 feet per second. in the next 20 minutes apollo 11 will add almost 10,000 feet per second to that figure. beginning blackout at 62 statute miles. main chute deployment, 10,500 feet. >> 11, houston, weather still holding real fine in the recovery area. looks like it's about 1500 high scattered and still three to
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six-foot waves. >> sounds good. >> roger. >> the earth is really getting bigger up here. >> apollo 11 lined up right down the middle of the entry corridor. we're 1:45 from entry. blackout will begin 18 seconds after entry. >> apollo 11, houston, still looking mighty fine here. you're cleared for landing. >> we appreciate that. >> stand and lock. >> roger. >> guidance officer reports the command module computer looks good and the guidance and navigation system is go. >> 11, houston, you're going over the hill there shortly. you're looking mighty fine to us. >> see you later. >> there's the horizon. at the horizon now.
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>> and beginning a blackout approximately 17 seconds after entry interface into the atmosphere. 400,000 feet or approximately 85 miles above the earth.
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at blackout, we were showing velocity 36,237 feet per second. range to go to splash 1,510 nautical miles. >> l.o.s. blackout. >> roger. you have arrived. >> apollo 11, houston. >> apollo 11 houston to arrive. >> apollo 11 houston through arrive four.
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>> okay, capcom, one last call here and then we'll have to give up and let the recovery people have it. >> apollo 11 houston, through to arrive. >> apollo 11, apollo 11, this is hornet, hornet, over. >> apollo. apollo 11 reads you loud and clear. our position 1330. 16915. >> there they are! [ applause ] >> condition of the crew. over. >> the condition of crew is 4,035 feet on the way down. 1330. 16915. >> roger. copy.
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>> hornet reports spacecraft right on target point. >> nice job. splash down. >> roger. >> stable one now. stable one. >> our condition is excellent. >> that was mike collins reporting the crew was excellent. >> astronaut is in the net. clearing the command module. >> this is recovery one, i have three astronauts aboard.
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power frequency. power frequency. >> hornet, understand. completed the decontamination in the command module. >> the elevator will take recovery one down to the hangar deck and where the crew will enter the mobile quarantine facility. this control center becoming jammed with people. i've never seen this many people in the control center at one time before. the apollo 11 plaque has been hung in the mission control center. a replica of the crew patch. [ applause ] ♪
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>> and the flags are waving and the cigars are being lit up. and clear across the big board in front is president john f. kennedy's message of congress of may, 1961. >> even though i realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us, but if i were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon 240,000 miles away from the control station in houston a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food, and
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survival, on an untried mission to an unknown celestial body and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that on the temperature of the sun, almost as hot as it is here today, and do all this and do all this and do it right and do it first before this decade is out, then we must be bold. [ applause ]
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