[#A887077A - 10:00:37.12]   NARRATOR

                                                A million mornings forgotten by the mind of man. Dawn remembers again the magic circle. Stonehenge. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:01:38.01]   NARRATOR

                                                Magic circle. Observatory. Temple aligned with the rising of the Sun and the turning of the heavens. Stones from afar brought by man to this place where no stones were before. More than three thousand (3000) years ago.  10:03:31.06 

                                               

                                                Apollo 11, 15 July 1969, Cape Kennedy Florida. The night before the great day.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:03:39.01]   Music (Lyrics)

                                                We're going to the Moon together. Pack your bags and jump into the car. Going take a trip to tell you where you are. Good bye mother. So long mother. So long mother. Goodbye mother so long mother. So long mother Earth. Good bye mother, good bye mother Earth. Goodbye mother Earth. So long mother Earth. Goodbye….etc

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:04:44.15]   NARRATOR

      [#A887077A - 10:05:27.05]   Six million pounds of machine. Thirty six stories tall. Nearly ten years work of half a million people. Through the nights it was check listed, double checked, electronically monitored, computerized, televised, dehumanized of human error. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:05:59.08]   Music

                                                Good bye.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:06:08.17]   NARRATOR

                                                While the night of celebration was ending, the day began for the astronauts. Breakfast, medical examination, suiting up.  10:06:30.20 Neil Armstrong, commander Apollo 11. Edwin Buzz Aldrin, Lunar module pilot. Michael Collins, Command module pilot.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:07:18.07]   Other voices

                                                (Reporter babble in multiple languages)…to take them to Pad 39A. Slayton said everything is going as smoothly....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:09:24.15]   NARRATOR

                                                Far across the Indian River, 12 miles away. The rocket.

 

                                                At 6:32 am three hours before launch on Pad 39A. Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the surface of the Earth. Their next steps would be on the Moon. Spectators rolled in by the thousands. Campers, trailers, cars and pick ups filled the camp sites and the beaches.  10:10:00.09 Lined the highways, lined the parkways, nose to tailgate. Cape Canaveral to Titusville. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:10:59.17]   NARRATOR

                                                The television picture at home would be closer than the view from Coco Beach. Why did they come here? 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:11:16.01]   Other voices – PAO at the Cape

                                                …..very satisfactory from launch this morning. Thin cloud covered about 15000 feet. Temperature at launch time expected to be about 85 degrees. T minus one hour and twenty nine minutes thirty seconds and counting. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:11:36.22]   NARRATOR

                                                Propellant load pressure and temperature. Digital transmission worldwide tracking. Stabilization and guidance. Radio frequency telemetry and voice communications. Signal condition and integration. Space craft electrical power. Flight control. SIVB propulsion monitoring. 

      [#A887077A - 10:11:56.06]   S1C S2 propulsion stage. Every important valve gauge and circuit was continually monitored at launch control centre throughout the twenty eight hour countdown. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:12:10.02]   Other voices from PAO

                                                Count down still going well. T minus fifty five minutes ten seconds and counting. This is Kennedy…..

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:12:19.06]   NARRATOR

                                                Among the six thousand special guests, were vice president, next president, two plane loads from the diplomatic corps from Washington, two hundred and five US congressmen, nineteen governors, thirty senators, fifty mayors from cities across the country, movie celebrities and television personalities and another two plane loads of dignitaries from Europe. 


 

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      [#A887077A - 10:13:15.21]   NARRATOR

                                                Around the world, another morning. Not so very different from the morning before or tomorrow morning. 

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      [#A887077A - 10:14:07.12]   NARRATOR

                                                This day on which man will leave Earth to walk on the Moon. Three billion people went about their daily lives. Some in the way in their ancestors did centuries before. Others shaped in a world by modern technology. It seemed that most people were unaware that this event might change the history of the human race,

      [#A887077A - 10:14:31.08]   that this morning would be marked in history books and learned by their children's children. At what age of man would the meaning of this morning be understood? 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:15:12.22]   Other voices

                                                This is Apollo Saturn and launch control. We passed the six minute mark on our countdown for Apollo 11. The flight to land the first men on the Moon. We are on time at the present time for our plan lift off on thirty two minutes past the hour. Coming up shortly that swing arm up at the space craft level will back toward fully retracted position which should occur at the five minute mark in the count. 

      [#A887077A - 10:15:37.17]   The swing arm now coming back as our countdown continues. (>>>>) informing the astronauts that the swing arms are now coming back. Four minutes and counting. We are go for Apollo 11. We will be coming up on the automatic sequence about ten or fifteen seconds from this time. The vehicle starting to pressurize as far as the propellant tanks are concerned and all is still go as we monitor our status for it. 

      [#A887077A - 10:16:00.04]   Firing command come in now. We are on an automatic sequence as the master computer supervises hundreds of events occurring over these last few minutes. Two minutes ten seconds and counting. Oxygenizer tanks in the second and third stages now have pressurized. T minus one minute thirty five seconds. 


 

      [#A887077A - 10:16:20.13]   The third stage completely pressured. T minus sixty seconds and counting. We passed T minus sixty. Fifty five seconds and counting. Neil Armstrong reported back when he received the good wishes. Thank you very much. We know it would be a good flight. Good luck and God Speed. 

      [#A887077A - 10:16:39.17]   Forty seconds away from the Apollo 11 lift off. All the second stage tanks now pressurized. Thirty five seconds and counting. We are still a go with Apollo 11. Thirty seconds and counting. Astronaut report it feels good. T minus twenty five seconds. Twenty seconds and counting. 

      [#A887077A - 10:17:02.16]   T minus fifteen seconds. Guidance is internal. Twelve, eleven, ten, nine ignition sequence six, five.  (ROAR OF ENGINE DRWNS OUT VOICE)

                                                CHURCH BELLS ARE HEARD ABOVE THE ENGINE.   MORE ENGINE NOISE DROWNS EVERYTHING ELSE OUT.

      [#A887077A - 10:22:09.10]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Standby for mode one Charlie. Beep. Mark, mode one Charlie. Beep. One Charlie. Beep. This is Houston you are go for staging. Beep.  On board cut off.  On board cut off.   Staging. And ignition.  Beep. Houston, thrust is go. All engines are looking good. Beep. Roger. Read you loud and clear Houston.  10:23:24.14 

                                               

                                                (Organ Music Playing)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:23:41.08]   Other voices

                                                We got skirt sep. Beep. Roger we confirm skirt sep Beep. Towers good. Beep. Roger Tower.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:23:56.03]   NARRATOR

                                                When Apollo was safely under way, control of the mission was switched to Houston. The months of tightly focused work at the Cape were over. It could honestly be said that this was the combination of the dreams and fantasies of men and women over twenty five (25) centuries of recorded time. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:24:30.21]   (Random Names from history listed)

                                               


 

      [#A887077A - 10:25:01.22]   NARRATOR

                                                And Robert Goddard, the American rocket pioneer. Yanky inventor, dreamer, they called him the Moon man and laughed. But on his own, he went ahead designing, inventing, and testing. His first proving grounds were on his Aunt Ethyl's farm in Alborne, Massachusetts. The neighbours complained. 

      [#A887077A - 10:25:26.14]   With a grant from Daniel Guggenheim, he moved to New Mexico with his wife Esther who was also his camera woman. Goddard had invented and launched the world's first liquid propellant rocket in 1926 and in the end he accumulated more than two hundred (200) patents for everything from multistage rockets to fuel pumps and clustered engines. 

      [#A887077A - 10:26:10.06]   By the year 1930, his rockets achieved a speed of five hundred (500) miles per hour and an altitude of two thousand (2000) feet. 

      [#A887077A - 10:26:21.21]   This was the year in which the three (3) Apollo astronauts were born. Goddard had a vision of the age of space, but the world was too slow to make it happen before his death. 

      [#A887077A - 10:26:38.01]   Thank you Robert Goddard for your inventiveness and perseverance. For most people, a trip to planets was easy. All you needed was a ten (10) second movie ticket and a nickel bag of popcorn. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:27:07.03]   Other voices

                                                (movie clip) Retard your speed to half. What was that? I don't know. One of killer king’s ship coming up fast behind us. Thanks for saving us.

      [#A887077A - 10:27:57.04]   You're prisoners! Prisoners? Here they come. You better put in reverse Doc. Oh Flash!!

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:28:24.21]   NARRATOR

                                                What science fiction in the childhood of the space age could've guessed the shape of reality? The Saturn five (5) rocket. Three (3) stages, twenty eight (28) stories tall, with eleven (11) engines as powerful as all the waterfalls in North America combined. Years in the planning, months in the building and testing, the Saturn first stage lived but two (2) minutes, forty one (41) seconds. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:28:55.22]   Other voices

                                                Staging And ignition. Beep. Eleven (11) Houston, thrust is go. All engines are looking good. Beep. I Roger you loud and clear Houston. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:29:00.20]   NARRATOR

                                                Two (2) minutes, forty one (41) seconds. Time to throw Apollo forty (40) miles up into the sky and then an empty shell to fall back into the sea. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:29:25.24]   Other voices

                                                We got skirt sep.  Beep. Roger we confirm skirt sep. Beep. Tower is gone. Beep. Roger tower. Beep.

                                               

                                                Neil Armstrong confirming both the engine skirt separation and the launch escape tower separation.

                                               

                                                Hey Houston, Apollo 11 and Saturn gave us magnificent ride. Beep. Ah roger 11 we'll pass that on and it looks like you're well on your way now. Beep. 11 Houston, your guidance is converged, you're looking good.  10:29:51.03  10:29:53.08 

                                               

                                                Down range one hundred forty (140) miles. Altitude sixty two (62) miles. Velocity .....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:30:00.21]   NARRATOR

                                                Mission control at Houston, Texas had taken over launch control at Cape Kennedy for the duration of the eight (8) day mission. The complicated technology of Apollo Saturn evolved from an ingeniously simple concept. Lunar, Orbit, Rendezvous. This requires a rocket made in many pieces that discards the useless weight of each piece when its function is completed. 

      [#A887077A - 10:30:21.11]   The flight began with a vertical lift through the heavy lower atmosphere and a tilt to the east at six thousand (6000) miles per hour as the empty first stage is discarded to save weight. So is an adapter ring in the unused escape tower. With the second stage firing, it reaches fifteen thousand (15,000) miles per hour when it to is jettisoned.  

      [#A887077A - 10:30:42.10]   The third stage places Apollo in Earth's orbit at seventeen thousand four hundred (17, 400) miles per hour. When the space craft has been thoroughly checked out by the crew, the third stage fires again. Its speed now tearing it free from the grip of Earth's gravity. While coasting outward the command service module separates and docks for access to the lunar module. And the empty third stage is left behind. Apollo losses speed throughout nine tenths (9/10) of its journey until the Moon's gravity overcomes the pull of Earth. Apollo fires in reverse direction. 

      [#A887077A - 10:31:22.16]   Slowing down enough to be captured in orbit about the Moon. Armstrong and Aldrin entered the Lunar module Eagle which separates leaving Collins in the command service module in Lunar orbit. Eagle slows still more and breaks to a touch down on the lunar surface. After the Moon walk. The upper stage of the Eagle lifts off leaving behind the now useless landing stage and swings into orbit to dock Columbia once again. 

      [#A887077A - 10:31:52.16]   When the crew and Moon samples are transferred to the command service module the lunar module is discarded. The command service module fires itself out of lunar orbits and falls back to Earth.

      [#A887077A - 10:32:18.08]   As it approaches the re-entry speed of nearly twenty five thousand (25,000) miles per hour, the service module drops away. The command module plunges into the atmosphere protected by its heat shield. Slowed still more by the heavy lower atmosphere it parachutes into the sea. The command module, Columbia, is all that remains of the original three thousand (3000) tons of rocket fuel and cargo. 

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      [#A887077A - 10:32:44.07]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11 this is Houston over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:32:49.21]   NARRATOR

                                                While in Earth orbit, the Apollo crew had less than two hours to check out all the space craft systems. The last chance to discover and correct any malfunction before the third stage engine is restarted to break them free of Earth. The translunar injection. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:33:02.24]   Other voices

                                                We're ten (10) minutes away from ignition and translunar injection. Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston. You are a go for TLI over. Beep. Thank you. Beep. Roger out. Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston, slightly less than one (1) minute to ignition and everything is go. Beep. Roger. Ignition. Beep. We confirm ignition and the thrust is go. Beep. Guidance looking good. Velocity twenty six thousand (26,000) feet per second.  

      [#A887077A - 10:33:41.22]   Telemetry and radar tracking both solid. Velocity twenty seven thousand eight hundred feet (27,800) per second. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:33:48.08]   NARRATOR

                                                Through the window of the command module, the Earth gently slipped away.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:33:56.24]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, this is Houston. Thrust is good. Everything is still looking good. Beep. Roger. Beep. Twenty nine thousand (29,000) feet per second building up towards thirty thousand (30,000) feet per second. Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston. Three and a half (3 1/2) minutes and you're still looking good. Your predicted cut off is right on the nominal. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:34:20.11]   NARRATOR

                                                Deep space tracking antennas. A third of a world apart. Listen to Apollo and spoke to Apollo. As the Earth turned, at least one of them would have contact with Apollo at all times except for when it passed behind the Moon. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:34:29.21]   Other voices

                                                Thirty four thousand (34,000) feet per second now. Altitude one hundred fifty two (152). Thirty-five thousand (35,000) feet per second. Cut off. With sling velocity thirty five thousand five hundred seventy (35, 570) feet per second. 

      [#A887077A - 10:34:49.08]   Altitude one hundred seventy seven (177) nautical miles. At three (3) hours eleven (11) minutes into the mission, distance from Earth three thousand one hundred forty (3,140) nautical miles. The SIVB is reported in a stable altitude for the separation. Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston. You're go for separation. Beep. Ok (>>>) will be coming (>>>) down. My tendency is to use bottle one for primary one (1) for proven checklist, therefore I just turned down. Beep. Roger we concur with the logic. Beep. We are awaiting confirmation of separation. Beep. Roger. Beep. We confirm separation here on the ground. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:35:43.20]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11 this is Houston, radio check. Over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:35:46.05]   Other voices

                                                (static) The Goldstone station reports are very weak signal. We believe that Mike Collins is now manoeuvring the space craft in the transposition and docking manoeuvre and the antenna patterns aren't too good at the moment. So we have a weak signal strength. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:36:09.01]   NARRATOR

                                                The command service module separated and turned around to dock with Eagle - the lunar module.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:36:18.05]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, Apollo 11 this is Houston broadcasting on upline. Request Omni bravo if you read the request. Omni bravo. Out. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:36:36.11]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, this is Houston, how do you read? Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:36:44.18]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston radio check over? Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:36:51.17]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger we are copying you about five (5) by two (2) very weak. Can you give us a status report please? Beep.  Loud and clear Mike and we understand that you are docked. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:10.17]   Other voices

                                                Beep. That's right.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:13.13]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11  Houston. We recommend you accept a noun forty nine (49) continue through your sequence of sightings and we will analyze the data afterwards over. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:22.02]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Ok.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:23.11]   NARRATOR

                                                On board was a fourth brain. A small computer called DSKY which solved problems and helped for the long sequences of systems checks and data exchange with Earth. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:33.13]   Other voices

                                                Houston, Apollo 11, star forty (40) has just disappeared now in the sextant. Could you turn your angle to forty seven (47) (>>>) high. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:41.18]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Standby. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:43.13]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, Houston we like you to press on the star forty four (44) over. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:50.05]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Yeah. Roger.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:52.00]   NARRATOR

                                                They found their way across the sea of space navigating by the same stars that guided Columbus to shores unknown. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:37:58.08]   Other voices

                                                Beep. 11, Houston we copy. Two good marks. Over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:01.10]   Other voices

                                                Ok. Drogue removal is coming next.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:06.14]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:09.19]   Other voices

                                                Neil Armstrong up in the tunnel at this point removing the probe and drogue assembly, in preparation for the ingress into the lunar module. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:19.05]   Other voices

                                                Ok. It's moved now. Going down.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:22.00]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:24.10]   NARRATOR

                                                After docking pressure was equalized. The hatch was open so that the crewmen could float through the tunnel between the two crafts to give Eagle a detailed inspection. Its navigation, communication, propelion, and life support systems. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:36.24]   Other voices

                                                Hey ah vehicle is surprisingly free of any debris floating around it. It's very clean.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:41.17]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:38:45.00]   NARRATOR

                                                Three days falling to the Moon. Free of the gravity of Earth. No up or down. No day or night. A sense of stillness while travelling with the speed of a meteor.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:39:01.19]   Other voices

                                                Is that about how long it would be before you start closing the LEM back up? Over. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:39:07.10]   NARRATOR

                                                An invisible speck in the night. Somewhere between here and there constantly monitored from Earth. Within this tiny space craft a temporary Earth environment. Warmth, air, food, water. Everything necessary to sustain life. 

      [#A887077A - 10:39:27.05]   Beyond these fragile walls nothingness. Absolute cold. An end to life. The most important function of the space craft, life. Was also monitored constantly through telemetry. 

      [#A887077A - 10:39:47.08]   The heartbeat and breathing of each astronaut. Although each breath was thirty thousand (30,000) feet farther from Earth than the breath before it. Should one heart flutter it would at once be a matter of concern to millions worlds away. Unlike any other place man had travelled before, space could provide him with nothing. 

      [#A887077A - 10:40:09.02]   It is a vacuum. Devoid of every element needed for life. To send man into this nothingness to protect him it was first necessary to define him. What is the human machine? How does it function? What is the nature of its nervous system? It’s respiration? It’s circulation? It’s digestion? Sight? Hearing? Balance? It's endurance? 

      [#A887077A - 10:41:02.20]   What gas to breathe should he take with him from Earth?

      [#A887077A - 10:41:08.18]   What atmospheric pressure suits him best? Is it possible to give him a more efficient atmosphere for space travel than nature provides on Earth? 

                                               


 

      [#A887077A - 10:41:42.00]   NARRATOR

                                                The Moon is two hundred and fifty (250) degrees hot in Sunlight and two hundred forty (240) degrees below zero in the middle of its night. How long can a man bake or freeze? What protection will he need from this inhuman environment? 

      [#A887077A - 10:42:06.00]   What strains will the heart take when the pressure of gravity is removed from the limbs? 

      [#A887077A - 10:42:27.06]   What protection will the body need from sudden deceleration? Or acceleration?

      [#A887077A - 10:42:51.24]   Man’s sense of direction, speed, and balance are easily fooled. Can his mind be trained to ignore false signals from his senses?  10:44:33.19 We were defining the physical man in absolute terms. Once we knew Man’s limitations, we could build him an artificial environment for space travel. Columbia, the Command Module was a supreme achievement of the technology of its age. 

      [#A887077A - 10:44:58.06]   It was a mini planet complete with its own environmental control system, telecommunications, electrical power, guidance, navigation, stabilization, propulsion, reaction control. It provided hot and cold water, and removed carbon dioxide from the air. 

      [#A887077A - 10:45:23.11]   Three men could live here for more than a week. Eat, work, sleep, shave, exercise, and listen to music. It was micromedia proof, burn proof, and sea worthy, and it could tilt itself in any direction.  In short it was the most intricate and sophisticated machine ever made by man. 

      [#A887077A - 10:45:39.00]   As for man however, was stuck with the original model. All we can do is add an outer layer of things he doe not naturally have. Space medicine showed up where man was vulnerable and we learned to compensate for most of the weaknesses with technology and careful workmanship. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:46:06.12]   Other voices from ladies working on the space suits at ILC

                                                I made boxing gloves before I came here and the fact is I was an experienced sewer but I had to learn all over again because ah it was completely different from what I had sewed before. It was getting right down to a sixty fourth of an inch and where I sewed before you just sewed on a production line.  10:46:27.20 And this here is quality more than quantity. 

                                               


 

      [#A887077A - 10:46:32.06]   Other voices

                                                Like we always say, our job was the hardest. Whatever we're doing we got the hardest job. But when they say, well who maybe do so and so, and you'll find out that job is harder than yours. And a lot of times we're sewing or making things and maybe the girl next to you is doing the same thing but we never see the suit put together. I don't know whether this part goes or the other one don't know where the other part goes. 

      [#A887077A - 10:46:53.05]   Like the gloves, if they give a glove to sew you wouldn't know where to start. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:47:01.10]   Other voices

                                                Well when they're up there in space,  you know what parts you've worked on and you just say I hope that part don't fail because I'd feel it was my fault if it did. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:47:10.01]   Other voices

                                                My sentiment, just what Hazel said, well I just wondered if it was my pair of gloves he had on? 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:47:13.11]   Other voices

                                                So if you make a mistake, if you don't admit it you have to think about the astronauts too. Like a needle hole in a bladder or something like that. Well if you don't admit that, that would be on your conscience all the time seems to me. Cause I remember Armstrong always use to come in and they would look around to see what we were doing. 

      [#A887077A - 10:47:38.21]   Once in a while they would talk to us and we'd get them to sign their autographs. Some of them were real comical. (laughs) We got a kick out of them. We all want to talk to them again. I remember one of the going down the isle and everybody looked at him, looked at him afraid to talk. I said hi buddy. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:47:56.12]   Other voices

                                                Oh. I'd love to go into space. I think it would be really thrilling. Just to get in there and blast off. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:48:02.11]   Other voices

                                                I'd love to go to space and just live there.

                                               

 

      [#A887077A - 10:48:05.00]   Other voices

                                                Everyday you get up. You come to work. You go home. You clean house. If you go out there, there's no house, no kids, no problems!

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:48:12.14]   Other voices

                                                I like to ride an airplane and I think I'd like to go into space. And I'd like to wear my own suit that we make. I think I can depend on it. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:49:04.23]   NARRATOR

                                                After body electrodes had been attached to monitor heart beat and breathing, the first items of clothing are the water cool underwear and a urine collector. A space suit is basically a sealed bag of atmosphere. Stiffened balloon pumped up to counteract the vacuum of space. It might be called a one man space ship of the smallest possible dimensions.

      [#A887077A - 10:49:25.10]   The pressure suit has to guard against extreme temperatures. Hard radiation from the Sun and tiny meteorites, yet it must have the flexibility to allow man to function as he would in his natural Earth environment. 

      [#A887077A - 10:50:32.07]   The back pack cleans and cools the suit's oxygen. Cools and circulates water through the water cool underwear and provides radio communication. Over the pressure helmet is a clear visor. Then a gold coated visor to protect against micro meteors and solar radiation. 

      [#A887077A - 10:50:52.22]   The final test was how would the suit work in the silent, weightless world of space? 

      [#A887077A - 10:51:20.14]   Weightlessness on Earth can be experienced only under water or in an airplane following a parabolic flight path.  10:51:49.22 The only true test was in space itself. 

      [#A887077A - 10:52:57.01]   No up or down. No day or night. Only the slow creeping of the harsh Sunlight through the windows as the space craft rotates to keep from getting too hot on one side and too cold on the other.  10:53:17.09 They carried with the them the biological day of the Earthling. Three meals a day. A snack or two. Eight (8) hours of sleep. Time to work. Time to relax. Time to reflect. Three days falling upward to the Moon. 

      [#A887077A - 10:53:42.22]   Look down. Look down. That fragile bubble of life afloat on a sea of nothing. Space ship Earth. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:57:39.08]   Other voices

                                                Plus zero zero one niner zero roll is your (00190) option. Pitch two one three three five seven(213357). Noun forty four (44) is NA. 

      [#A887077A - 10:57:59.12]   Zero zero one niner seven (00197). Zero zero three zero zero one five two (00300152).  Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:58:17.11]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11 this is Houston. Beep. I got the morning news here if you are interested. Over. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:58:25.07]   Other voices

                                                Yeah we sure are. We are ready to copy and comment!

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:58:28.13]   Other voices

                                                Captain come in. Beep. Okay first off looks like it is going to be impossible to get away from the fact that you guys are dominating all the news back here on Earth.  Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:58:42.03]   Other voices

                                                Even Pravda in Russia is headlining the mission and calls Neil the Tsar of the ship. I think maybe they got the wrong mission. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:58:50.11]   Other voices

                                                Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, is one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. Very interesting!  Hello there. An ancient legend says that a beautiful Chinese girl called Chango has been living there for four thousand (4000) years. It seems she was banished to the Moon because she stole the pill of immortality from her husband. 

      [#A887077A - 10:59:16.05]   Beep. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit who is easy to spot since he is always standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. The name of the rabbit is not reported. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:59:32.12]   Other voices

                                                Okay, we'll keep a close eye for the bunny girl. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:59:35.23]   Other voices

                                                And is Corby England, an Irishman John Coil has won the world's porridge eating championship by consuming twenty three  (23) bowls of instant oatmeal in a ten (10) minute time limit from a field of thirty five (35) other competitors. Over. Beep. 

                                               

 

      [#A887077A - 10:59:54.08]   Other voices

                                                I ought to enter Aldrin into the oatmeal eating contest next time. Beep. He's on his nineteenth bowl. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 10:59:58.23]   Other voices

                                                Ha Ha Roger. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:00:01.10]   Other voices

                                                Back here in Houston, Mayor Louise Walsh promises the lifting of (>>>) restrictions if the rains continue. Beep. Beep. And the big news around Houston today is concerns the Astros. In the sports world the Astros rallies in the ninth inning at Cincinnati. They lost to the Reds seven (7) to four (4). Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:00:19.03]   Other voices

                                                The three wives and children got together for lunch yesterday at the Astros house. Beep. And according to Pat it turned out to be a fine fest. President Nixon is finding the use of the executive power to streamline the inner state (>>>>) commission.  It was reported Nixon would trim....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:00:40.01]   Other voices

                                                He was later in the week enthusiastically welcomed at the Jackie Geese and Golf match in Miami, Florida Where local residents celebrate. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:00:42.15]   Other voices

                                                As air pollution reached critical levels, the senate unanimously backed a national environmental policy act to make the safe guarding of the physical environment.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:00:52.05]   Other voices

                                                Astronauts are not the only explores in the news. San Diego awaits the arrival of Mrs. Sharon Adams on her solo crossing of the Pacific. Seen here leaving Yuko....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:00.14]   Other voices

                                                California couple said they plan to marry at the precise moment Armstrong sets foot on the Moon....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:05.19]   Other voices

                                                In Vietnam, things are relatively quiet. With only a few fire fights. Eight hundred fourteen (814) men of the third battalion sixtieth.....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:13.08]   Other voices

                                                GI's north of Saigon were evacuating villagers...

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:16.24]   Other voices

                                                In the Mecon Delta, a south Vietnamese...

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:19.08]   Other voices

                                                New riots broke out in Northern Ireland during the celebration marking the two hundred and ninety seventh (297) anniversary of the battle of Boyd. A protestant victory of the over the forces....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:28.04]   Other voices

                                                Witnesses in its investigation of student disorders that took place at Harvard and other Universities last spring. Ten thousand (10,000) Harvard students.....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:37.22]   Other voices

                                                Registration for the black panther party convention being held at Party Headquarters in Oakland....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:41.16]   Other voices

                                                The White House, Quakers had gathered to continue their silent vidual against.....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:45.18]   Other voices

                                                The grand prix of auto races at Watkins, New York had the two hundred (>>>>) in Jersey were won by world famous Mario Andretti who now takes the lead in US auto club....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:01:55.01]   Other voices

                                                ..... Poverty workers out of Charleston, West Virginia are taking information about birth control and family planning into the mountains of Appalachian.

                                               


 

      [#A887077A - 11:02:03.06]   Other voices

                                                A new line of space toys drew impressive crowds of children of all ages in the Tokyo department stores on the Eve of Apollo's touch....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:10.15]   Other voices

                                                In the Mid East, you Jordian Gorillas train for battle while new skirmisses broke out .....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:16.02]   Other voices

                                                ....in retaliation to Israelis assaults, a force of thirty two (32) Egyptian commandos, slipped across the ceasefire ...

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:22.03]   Other voices

                                                From the US defence department.....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:26.22]   Other voices

                                                One point five million Biafrans and now succumb to.....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:28.15]   Other voices

                                                (unrecognizable talking)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:02:52.15]   Other voices

                                                Zero zero seven five eight (00758) plus all balls. Plus zero zero zero niner eight (00098). Plus correction zero zero five seven two (00572) (tera>>>>) plus zero zero zero eight five zero zero seven six four (00850064). Zero three zero (030) zero zero zero two niner three (000293) nine eighty six (986) minus zero zero seven five niner (00759). 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:03:35.06]   NARRATOR

                                                Apollo went into orbit around the Moon. The journey which had taken a lifetime of Mankind was nearing its crucial moment. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:03:42.17]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, Houston we're wondering if you started into the LEM...over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:03:50.18]   Other voices

                                                Okay Charley, we're in the LM. The stocking index park is the same.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:03:57.05]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger we copy. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:04:00.13]   Other voices

                                                Houston, Apollo 11, Apollo 11 Eagle, over.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:04:03.00]   NARRATOR

                                                The Lunar module Eagle was again even a thorough check out to ensure the functioning of all systems. As Armstrong and Aldrin prepared to seal themselves off from Collins, in the command module and for the two (2) crafts to pull apart. One (1) two (2) three (3) four (4) five (5) five (5) four (4) three (3) two (2) one (1). 

      [#A887077A - 11:04:23.16]   Houston out over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:04:29.01]   Other voices

                                                Okay. It's go there Capcom on the hot fire.  OK all flight controler going around the horn on a go no go for undocking. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:04:36.04]   OK RETRO? Go, FIDO? Go, GUIDANCE? Go, CONTROL?, Go, DELCOM?, GNC GO, EECOM, Go, Surgeon, Go. Capcom we’re go for undocking!

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:04:56.17]   Other voices

                                                Hello Eagle Houston we're standing by over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:05:05.15]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Eagle Houston we see you on the (>>>>) over. Beep.

                                                Roger. Eagle Undocked.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:05:16.01]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger how does it look? Beep.

                                                The Eagle has wings.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:05:20.17]   NARRATOR

                                                The Eagle has wings. On its own now but with Columbia near at hand, it coasted around near the back side of the Moon. And there while out of direct communication with the Earth, it fired its engine to slow its decent to a touchdown on the near side of the Moon. Collins in Columbia continued in orbit awaiting their return. 

      [#A887077A - 11:05:43.15]  

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:05:51.12]   Other voices

                                                Okay all flight controllers go, no go for landing. Retro? Go. FIDO?. Go. Guidance? Go, Control? Go. DELCOM? Go, GNC? Go, EECOM? Go. Surgeon? Go.   Capcom – we are go for landing.  Altitude forty two hundred. Houston you are go for landing. Over. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:05.00]   Other voices

                                                Go for landing. Three thousand (3000) feet.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:07.02]   Other voices

                                                You're looking great. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:09.12]   Other voices

                                                How you doing control?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:10.04]   Other voices

                                                We're doing good here.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:12.09]   Other voices

                                                How about you telecom?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:12.13]   Other voices

                                                Go.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:13.04]   Other voices

                                                Guidance you happy?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:13.04]   Other voices

                                                Go.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:15.12]   Other voices

                                                Two thousand (2000) feet. Into the AGS. Forty seven (47) degrees. Beep. Roger. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:22.19]   Other voices

                                                Still looking very good.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:22.19]   Other voices

                                                You're go. Over. 1201, 1201. Bracket 1201 alarm.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:35.00]   Other voices

                                                We're go. Same type. We're go.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:37.21]   Other voices

                                                Altitude sixteen hundred (1600)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:39.12]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Eagle looking great.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:40.04]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger 1202 we copy.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:06:44.13]   Other voices

                                                35 degrees. 750 coming down to 23. 540 feet out of 15. 315 feet down at four. Altitude, velocity light. 8 and a half down. 220 feet. (garbled) forward. Coming down nicely.  4 1/2 down and 5 1/2 down. 100 feet 3 1/2 down 9 forward. 75 feet. Guys looking good down a half. Six forward.  60 seconds. Lights on.  Forward, Forward.  Forty feet down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.  Big shadow.  Four forward. Drifting to the right a little.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:07:30.00]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Thirty seconds. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:07:33.16]   Other voices

                                                Contact right. Okay engine stop.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:07:36.12]   Other voices

                                                Beep. We copy you down Eagle. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:07:40.20]   Other voices

                                                Houston, ah, Tranquillity base here. The Eagle has landed.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:07:53.11]   Other voices

                                                This is Apollo control Houston at one hundred and five (105) hours. Down in the flight of Apollo 11. Now our current plan is to have crew members aboard the Eagle to eat and relax for a little while prior to starting EVA prep so we won't know with certainty or have a reasonable time until about an hour before......

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:08:20.12]   Other voices

                                                (talking from news reporters and broadcasts in different languages)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:08:50.24]   NARRATOR

                                                And the world waited. July 20th, 1969. It is said that five hundred million people gathered at TV sets around the world to wait for the first Earthling to set foot on the Moon. Countless millions more listened on the radio to the voices on the Moon.  11:09:10.01 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:07.06]   Other voices

                                                Houston, ah, this is Neil. Radio check. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:12.19]   Other voices

                                                This is Houston loud and clear....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:15.23]   NARRATOR

                                                Never before had so many people been attuned to one event at one time.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:22.11]   Other voices

                                                (talk in different language)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:24.15]   NARRATOR

                                                The world waited. Curious, wondering, aware like a sleeper wakened in the night by a far away sound.  A moment sensed more than understood. 

      [#A887077A - 11:09:44.20]  

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:51.11]   Other voices

                                                OK Neil. We can see you coming down the ladder now. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:09:58.21]   Other voices

                                                Okay, I just checked getting back up to that first step. It's not even collapsed too far, but it's adequate to get back up. Beep. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:10:08.20]   Other voices

                                                Roger we copy. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:10:15.11]   Other voices

                                                I’m at the foot of the ladder, the LEM footpads 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. 

      [#A887077A - 11:10:35.04]   It's very fine.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:10:39.18]   Other voices

                                                OK. I’m going to step off the LM now.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:10:44.04]   Other voices

                                                That's one small step for man. One giant leap for Mankind.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:10:52.00]   Other voices

                                                That's one small for man yet one giant leap for Mankind.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:11:02.00]   Other voices

                                                (reportage from around the world in other languages)

      [#A887077A - 11:11:30.01]  

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:11:48.04]   Other voices

                                                Ah that looks beautiful from here now.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:11:49.09]   Other voices

                                                It has a stark beauty all of its own. It's like much of the high desert of the United States. It's ah different but it's very pretty out here. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:02.03]   Other voices

                                                Are you getting a TV picture now Houston? Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:04.12]   Other voices

                                                Neil, yes we are getting a TV Picture. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:13.19]   Other voices

                                                Want me to come out? Okay I am on the top step at the very simple matter to hop down from one step to the next. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:18.02]   Other voices

                                                You got three more steps and then a long one.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:21.06]   Other voices

                                                Okay I am going to leave that one foot up there and both hands down about the fourth rung up. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:30.20]   Other voices

                                                There you go. A little more about another inch. Hey you got it! That's a good step. Beautiful view. Ain't that something? 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:12:52.24]   Other voices

                                                Magnificent desolation.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:04.10]   Other voices

                                                Very very fine powder isn't it?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:06.15]   Other voices

                                                And Neil, didn't I say we may see some purple rocks?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:08.20]   Other voices

                                                And the purple rocks.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:08.20]   Other voices

                                                Yes. Very small sparkly fragments.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:13.14]   Other voices

                                                Okay Houston, I'm going to change lenses on you.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:18.06]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger Neil. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:28.12]   Other voices

                                                You're going too fast on the panorama sweep. You're going to have to stop for...Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:32.22]   Other voices

                                                I haven't stop. I haven't set it down yet.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:37.22]   Other voices

                                                That's the first picture in the panorama.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:39.10]   Other voices

                                                Okay I am going to move it.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:48.22]   Other voices

                                                Tell me if you get a picture Houston.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:50.07]   Other voices

                                                Beep. We got a beautiful picture Neil. Beep. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:13:54.13]   Other voices

                                                Okay we got that one. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:01.06]   Other voices

                                                Okay. There's another good one. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:05.11]   Other voices

                                                For a final orientation, we'd like it to come left about five degrees over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:11.13]   Other voices

                                                Okay.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:13.23]   Other voices

                                                Okay that looks good there Neil.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:21.11]   Other voices

                                                Buzz is erecting the solar wind experiment now.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:26.21]   NARRATOR

                                                Every precious minute of their two and a half hours on the surface was programmed. Rock and soil samples were to be collected. Photographs taken. Experiments set up to catch unfiltered particles from the Sun. To record Moon quakes. To measure precisely why laser beam reflection the exact distance between Moon and Earth. 

      [#A887077A - 11:14:46.14]  

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:49.21]   Other voices

                                                Columbia, Columbia. This is Houston AOS over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:54.04]   Other voices

                                                Houston, Columbia over.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:14:55.12]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger the EVA is progressing beautifully. Setting up the flag now. Beep. I guess you are about the only person around that doesn't have TV coverage of this scene. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:04.19]   Other voices

                                                That's alright. I don't mind it a bit.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:06.18]   Other voices

                                                They've got the flag up now and stars and stripes on Moon. Beautiful just beautiful.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:15.21]   Other voices

                                                How is the quality of the TV?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:17.01]   Other voices

                                                Ah, it's beautiful Mike. Really is. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:23.05]   Other voices

                                                I'd like to evaluate the various paces that a person travelling on the lunar surface can make. You do have to be careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. Sometimes it takes about two or three paces to make sure you got your feet underneath you. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:15:55.19]   Other voices

                                                At about two of three to four easy paces can bring you to a fairly smooth stop. Like a football pro just have to cut off to the side a little bit. A kangaroo hop. That works on your forward stability, but not quite as good. 

      [#A887077A - 11:16:16.07]   It could get rather tiring after several hundred (>>>) but this could be a function of the suit as well as lack of gravity forces. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:16:32.22]   [Neil Armstrong]

                                                I noticed in the soft spots where we have footprints nearly an inch deep that the soil is very cohesive and it will retain a slope of probably 70 degrees on the side of the foot print. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:16:51.12]   [PAO]

                                                Buzz is making his way around the LEM photographing it from various angles. Looking at its conditions on all sides. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:17:04.01]   Other voices

                                                Now right here in this area there are two craters. The one that is right in front of me now is as I look off in about the eleven o'clock position from facing that. It's about thirty to thirty feet.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:17:20.09]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger Out. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:17:42.23]   Other voices

                                                In the foreground Buzz Aldrin is collecting a core tube sample.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:17:49.11]   Other voices

                                                I hope you're watching how hard I have to hit this in the ground to tune of about five inches Houston. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:17:59.13]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger. It almost looks wet.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:18:03.20]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Ah, Buzz this is Houston. You've got about ten minutes left now prior to commencing your EVA termination activities. Over. Beep.  

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:18:13.18]   Other voices

                                                Roger. I understand.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:18:17.19]   Other voices

                                                (vox pops from around the world)

                                                It's Marvellous

                                                It's fantastic.

                                                The first person on the Moon.

                                                You know it's just too much. I can't get over it.

                                                I don't know how to put it. You know, but it's most marvellous thing it's a miracle. 

                                                This is (>>>>) I don't know.

                                                We are really thrilled.

                                                For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world....

                                                I think it's great. Really great for the whole world.

                                                This means a lot to all the countries not just for America.

      [#A887077A - 11:18:37.20]   And being out of it and being close to the Moon makes us realize that we're all human being together. 

                                                I hope this brings unity amongst all countries.

                                                And I just hope it helps you to solve all the internal problems you may have. 

                                                Well I think it is a waste of a lot of money that could be used for something else. They holler about the people being on starvation. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:19:00.13]   It's huge amount of money America spend to see what the Moon is like. What's for?

                                                It's disgusting. It's a pity that they haven't gotten something else to do. Been better if they done something for the old-uns. 

                                                What is Columbus had decided that he just couldn't get the money from Isabella, where would we be?

                                                That's one of God's celestial planets and he put it in the sky for a purpose. And he didn't put people to clutter up like they have the Earth.

      [#A887077A - 11:19:22.08]   Myself, I'm really interested to see what's up there.

                                                We must open all secrets that are opening to us throughout the ages.

                                                I think that the dream of the man from beginning of the human race is coming now. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:19:47.05]   NARRATOR

                                                Alone forty five (45) miles about the Moons surface, Michael Collins completed an orbit every two hours. He listened to the progress of the Moon walk and awaited the moment when his companions on the surface would lift off to rendezvous with him. 

      [#A887077A - 11:20:16.08]   For thirty (30) times he saw the Earth rise over the horizon of the Moon. Twelve thousand (12,000) miles of twilight. A line that divides night from day for three billion people on space ship Earth. It is good to see the whole Earth. 

      [#A887077A - 11:20:35.13]   To see the Earth whole.  11:22:01.19 The Eagle had left the Moon and returned to Columbia.  11:22:29.16 Within this strange ship two astronauts and a treasure. Triple sealed vacuum boxes of rocks and soil from the surface of the Moon.  11:22:54.06 Locked within these rocks were secrets of the ages to be studied and deciphered by the scientist of Earth. The age of the Moon. The age of the Sun. How the Moon was formed. 

      [#A887077A - 11:23:17.10]   How life began? Was there ever life on the Moon? Was the Moon once molten and volcanic or was it always been cold and dead? Was it once part of the Earth? 

      [#A887077A - 11:23:37.02]   Or was it a wondering planet captured by the Earth eons ago? How hot was the Sun three billion years ago?  11:24:35.03 When Armstrong and Aldrin with their precious load of Moon rocks had transferred to Columbia the faithful Eagle, its task completed, could be cut adrift. Columbia fired out of lunar orbit to begin its three day fall back to Earth where the recovery fleet was waiting for its splash down in the Pacific. 

      [#A887077A - 11:24:54.12]  

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      [#A887077A - 11:25:17.11]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11, Houston with a little recovery force information. Over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:25:22.01]   Other voices

                                                Go ahead.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:25:22.22]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Roger. The Hornet is on the station just far enough off the target point to keep from getting hit. Recovery one....

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:25:32.18]   NARRATOR

                                                July 24th, the Hornet was on station and the President of the United States was aboard. Re-entry into the Earth's invisible atmosphere carries with it one of the most critical moments. Travelling nearly twenty five thousand miles per hour, the command module can miss the angle of re-entry by only several degrees and disintegrate into flames or bounce off into space never to return. 

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      [#A887077A - 11:25:59.04]   Other voices

                                                Velocity 33,000 feet per second. 35,000 feet per second now. 36,000 feet per second. Board entry time. There's black out. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:27:21.15]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11, Houston to ARIA. Apollo 11 Houston to ARIA 4. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:27:32.13]   Other voices

                                                Reports say sonic boom a short time ago.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:27:38.14]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, Houston and ARIA says available contact. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:27:45.12]   Other voices

                                                Beep. Apollo 11, Houston through ARIA standing by, over. Beep.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:28:01.23]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11, Apollo 11. This is Hornet, Hornet over.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:28:02.15]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11 read you loud and clear. Our position 1330 16915.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:28:12.19]   Other voices

                                                Apollo 11 Hornet copy. 1330 1675 over.

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:28:59.00]   Music

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:30:36.23]   NARRATOR

                                                What was it we were really celebrating? Three men who had done what no man had done before. A technological feet we believed was beyond the realm of possibility. The fulfilment of an age old dream. Were we celebrating simply because it had been a long time since we had anything to celebrate?

      [#A887077A - 11:30:56.24]   Or was this something that touched an irrational unthinking instinct in us all?

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:31:57.06]   Music (Marching Band)

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:33:35.21]   Speake0072

                                                A treasure of the ages. Stones from across the night. Unrubbed by wind. Unwashed by rain. 

      [#A887077A - 11:33:59.19]   Scattered on tranquillity.

      [#A887077A - 11:34:45.12]   Bombarded by solar particles for billions of years but unchanged in any other way. A Moon rock is like a diary of the Sun. An eye unblinking since time began. It stared across the sea of space. It watched the blue planet when life began. 

      [#A887077A - 11:35:05.08]  

      [#A887077A - 11:36:01.15]   Remembered in these rocks are ancient Sun spots, solar flares, solar storms who's fiery arms reached out a million miles. 

      [#A887077A - 11:36:33.03]   By making ourselves very small like Alice,  perhaps we will see what these rocks have seen. And remember back those billions of years to decipher the life of the Sun. 

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:37:06.24]   Music

                                               

      [#A887077A - 11:37:44.14]   NARRATOR

                                                Locked within our Sun are answers to mysteries that have confounded man since time began. We have reached out with our telescopes. 

      [#A887077A - 11:38:02.04]   We have reached in with our microscopes. Seeking. What is the source of life? What combination of energies and elements brought it into existence? 

                                                What is the relationship between the non living and living things?

      [#A887077A - 11:38:40.16]   How delicate is the balance? Man slowly begins to realize how fragile is his bubble of life? Ours is one Sun in a sea of Suns more plentiful than all the grains of sand on all the shores of all the seas of planet Earth. 

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      [#A887077A - 11:39:52.02]   NARRATOR

                                                No that we are free to wonder from Earth. Perhaps we will the answers to our questions. Someday we may know where we come from. Where we're going. We may know where is the end where is the beginning. 

      [#A887077A - 11:40:21.22]  

      [#A887077A - 11:41:25.11]   We have walked on the Moon. We open our minds to the universe

 

 

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