The Incredible Flight Of Apollo 11 – NASA Space Documentary

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The Incredible Flight Of Apollo 11 – NASA Space Documentary

I hear about the only person around it doesn’t have TV coverage of the face and then they got the black up now you’re gonna be the one getting a TV picture is still yet we are getting a TV picture 10 dialing that’s right ok engine stop APA at a defense out the global auto been in command override off and then I’m off seen event we copy you down eagle listen and quality baby eagle has landed rocket . tranquility we copy on the ground he got a bunch of guys about to turn blue with breathing again thanks a lot and we’re getting a picture on the TV is a great deal of contrast that and the currently its upside-down on our monitor but we can make out for a minor detail here we can see you coming down the ladder now sunday July twentieth nineteen sixty-nine around the world nearly a billion people watch this moment on television as the first man from earth prepared to set foot upon them there at the foot of the ladder and footpads are only the surface about the one or two inches although the surface appears to be very very fine-grained as you get close to it almost like a powder out there . support the lamb at 1-all and heart-fire I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth all that we have accomplished in space all that we’ve accomplished in days and years to come we stand ready to share for the benefit of all man time as we explore the reaches of space let us go to the new worlds together not as new worlds to be conquered but as a new adventure to be shared since the earliest time man has imagined this moment the moment when his fellow man would make the first journey to the moon now the time income in the sixth decade of the 20th century the ancient dream was to become a reality the flight of Apollo 11 was the culmination of many years of planning working building and testing thousands of people had contributed toward this day of accomplishment the great Saturn five rocket and the complex Apollo spacecraft had been assembled together and moved to the launchpad the equipment and techniques and personnel had been proved in earlier missions and now they were ready the astronauts chosen for this mission that planted many times in ground-based simulators they had all been in space before they are trained carefully and well and now they too were ready astronaut Michael Collins would pilot the Apollo command module astronaut edwin aldrin jr. would pilot the lunar module and astronaut Neil Armstrong would serve as mission commander Armstrong would be the first man to step on the moon you lie 16 the day had come the moon awaited the men rose early ate breakfast and dressed in their spacesuits yeah and other astronauts that made this journey to the launch pad but never with such anticipation 930 to $TIME a.m. july 60 three hours later the Apollo command module moves forward to extract the

lunar module from the third stage of the launch vehicle both are moving at more than 17,000 miles-an-hour dr. together they will sail a quarter million miles across the sea of space and into orbit around the Earth’s nearest neighbor where I can totally understand if you are Doc during the three-day journey to the moon the astronauts kept busy checklists navigation and observation housekeeping they must work in a weightless environment keeping their spacecraft and themselves in good condition data must be collected and reported experiments must be performed including photography both inside and outside the spacecraft because of the film speed these actions appear faster than they actually were july $YEAR 19 Apollo 11 slows down and goes into orbit around the moon the bright blue planet of Earth now lies 238,000 miles beyond the lunar horizon astronauts armstrong and aldrin now in the lunar module separate from the command module astronaut Collins remains behind preparation for the lunar module is sent to the moon now begins yeah yeah the command module assumes the new name columbia the lunar module will be called the eagle from Columbia michael collins camera sees bright rays of the Sun reflecting patterns of color from the surface of the eagle in this strange metallic bird rides the ancient and endless dream of all mankind the command pilot can see detail which is camera cannot record the for landing pads of the lunar module are fully extended and locked in place the eagle is poised and prepared for its descent to the lunar surface yeah mmm the moon landing craft rocket engine fires to slow it down and to place it on the pathway to the landing site in the Sea of Tranquility there is tension and caution as the eagle flies lower warning lights blink on as the computer tries to keep up with the demand for control data but the status remains go do we got

going out looking good over happy she don’t use an app you’re around angle s-band ph- signer y’all plus 18 year ago 250 you go to continue heartbeats in your go to continue powered descent altitude now 21,000 feet still looking very good velocity down a 1,200 feet per second looking great that they go with the reading on the 12 through program alarm right your weekend we’re going at alarm good radar data we’re now in the approach phase everything looking good altitude 4200 thing you’re go for landing over forward that 40 feet down to a nap wake up from that far forward forward rip into the right level at come back right ok engine stop we copy you down eagle and quality baby here ankle and landed through the window of the Eagle armstrong and aldrin see what no human eyes have ever seen before their spacecraft casts a long shadow across the undisturbed dust of centuries seven hours after landing after careful preparations for later a cent were completed Armstrong opens the ego hatch and begins his climb down to the surface yeah ok the first footsteps on this strange new world must be taken cautiously the moon has only 16 the gravity of Earth the nature of its surface was still unknown have a report all 54 man family once on the surface Armstrong scoops up a small sample of lunar dust and rock precaution against the possibility of an emergency takeoff according to plan astronaut Aldrin now descends from the Eagle he and his equipment woodway 383 pounds on earth here they weigh about 66 pounds I yeah yeah for a brief moment the first men on the moon stand and look at the stock lonely landscape around them an experience which no one before them can share but there is much to be done in the limited time which they can stay on this airless cloudless satellite of Earth this sheet of metal foil traps and holds particles from the Sun the so-called solar wind or barrage of solar energy which constantly strikes the moon surface results of this experiment will be taken back to work to reveal new secrets too anxious scientists an American flag is left behind on the moon together with metals honoring

American and Soviet space men who lost their lives in earlier space tests and a small disk carrying messages of goodwill from 73 nations on earth a plaque on the lunar module reads here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon july 1969 ad we came in peace for all mankind so especially made television camera viewers and many nations on earth were able to watch the astronauts as they walked and worked on the moon despite the bulky space suits in the back packs containing oxygen temperature control and communications equipment the Apollo 11 crew found that can move easily about the surface yeah because there is no wind or rain on the moon these footprints will remain for centuries in addition to collecting rock and soil samples the Explorers leave behind a seismometer this highly sensitive device would send back valuable information on external meteoroid impacts as well as internal lunar movements a 100 prison laser reflector would help man to measure the exact distance from earth to moon to an accuracy of six inches these were the first of many experiments which will be taken to the moon to provide man continuing and increasing knowledge about the moon and a vastness of space beyond after two hours and 31 minutes the first lunar explorers had completed their research on the moon a night of rest in the lunar module countdown preparations and they were ready to come home tranquility base using guidance recommendation is things and you’re cleared for takeoff for not like stage beautiful very for a quiet ride there’s that much bigger thousand feet high 80 people per second vertical rise she go you know you’re looking good at two things like it’s been all agree I like that you have one girl here going right down the track everything’s great horizontal velocity approaching 2500 per second some 120 miles to go until insertion july 21st the eagle and it’s two-man crew lifted off the moon perfectly and climb slowly to rendezvous and dock with the mother ship Columbia yeah yeah

yeah once again the bright blue planet of Earth rises over the lunar horizon for those who had witnessed man’s landing in the Sea of Tranquility the moon would never again appear quite the same july 24 dawn in the Pacific Apollo blazes across the evidence coming back to work at 25,000 miles an hour President Richard Nixon who had talked with the astronauts by telephone while they were on the moon was waiting aboard the recovery carrier to welcome the returning voyages the president later expressed the nation’s response to this historic mission some way when those two Americans stepped on the moon the people of this world were brought closer together that it is that spirit the spirit of Apollo that America can now help to bring to our relations with other nations the spirit of Apollo transcends geographical barriers and political differences it can bring the people of the world together in peace to protect against any possible lunar contamination the astronauts put on airtight special garments before coming aboard the rescue ship they transferred directly from the helicopter to a mobile quarantine ban in which they would be flown back to the manned spacecraft Center in Houston Texas you lied 27 the journey was ended they were home again yeah ahead lay three weeks of isolation medical tests and mission debriefings then visits to major cities of America and abroad the details of their unique mission would be relived and remembered so that others might learn what they had learned that future travelers in space might build upon their experience yeah the rock and soil samples brought back would be examined and analyzed by scientists in many lands they would reveal new insights into the origin and the age and the composition of the Moon and perhaps new knowledge of the earth as well already experiments left on the moon we’re sending back revealing new information

the mission was successfully completed the eagle had landed the first men on the moon and columbia and return them safely to earth wherever man journeys tomorrow across the ocean of our universe history will remind him that Apollo 11 was mankind’s first encounter with a new world I heard about the only person around it doesn’t have TV coverage of the man you got the black up now you can start getting a TV picture now they’ll yes we are getting a Victor Kilian out one all great