THE KPHAPDER OF APOLLO 11. HIS SPACE SHIFT, COLUMBIA, TOOK OFF FROM FLORIDA AND LANDED IN IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AFTER COMPLETING A TRIP. IT’S APPROPRIATE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE REFLECTIONS THAT THE CREW IN THE MODERN DAY COLUMBIA COMPLETE ITS RENDEZVOUS WITH THE PLANET EARTH IN THE SAME PACIFIC OCEAN TOMORROW. FIRST MIKE COLLINS.>>ROGER. THIS TRIP TO THE MOON MAY HAVE LOOKED SIMPLE OR EASY. I LIKE TO AGREE THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE. THE SATURN V ROCKET WHICH PUT US INTO ORBIT IS AN INCREDIBLY PIECE OF MACHINERY AND EVERY PIECE OF WHICH WORKED FLAWLESSLY. THIS COMPUTER UP ABOVE MY HEAD HAS 38,000 WORD VOCABULARY. EACH WORD OF WHICH HAS BEEN VERY CH ENGINE FIRES FOR 12 MINUTES. THE >>I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST BURN IN THE VICINITY OF THE MOON THAT’s ON THIS SIDE.>>CAMERA COMING ON.>>ANY BURN OF ANY MAGNITUDE AT ALL.>>WILL THEY CAME UP AND THEY FIRED. BY THAT TIME THEY’RE ON THE FAR SIDE OF YOU.>>HOUSTON, IF YOU LIKE TO TRY HIGH GAIN PITCH 212, 37 OVER.>>ABOUT 1 MINUTE AND A HALF.>>I THINK I GOT YOU ON HIGH GAIN NOW. ROGER. COMING UP ON ONE MUNN TO IGNITION.>>ONE MINUTE TO IGNITION AND 13 MINUTES TO LANDING.>>I GO THE THEM IN TO USE THEM BEFORE WE GO AROUND.>>PITCH 21237.>>DON’T KNOW THAT WE CAN TAKE THE TENSION IF THEY DECIDE TO GO AROUND AGAIN.>>40 SECONDS. 30 SECONDS. ALTITUDE ABOUT 46,000 FEET CONTINUING TO THIS END.>>JUST WONDERING, AS HE’S SITTING HERE WITH US, DO YOU THINK THAT’s THE RIGHT PLACE.>>YES, IT LOOKED LIKE THE RIGHT PLACE.>>THEY SHOULD HAVE THE ACCOUNT DOWN NOW.>>IGNITION 10%.>>10%, 10% THROTTLE I SUPPOSE THAT IS, WALLY >>YES. IT WILL BE PROGRAMMED UP AS THEY GET CLOSER TO THE SURFACE. WE’RE HAVING A LITTLE DISTURBANCE FROM THE ENGINE AT THIS POINT. NO PROBLEM. (INAUDIBLE) >>WE WOULD NOT HAVE COMMUNICATION WITH THEM IN THIS CRITICAL 12 MINUTES. OUR ANIMATION SHOWS THE ENGINE FIRING. THE LUNAR MODULE IS PROCEEDING. FROM RIGHT TO LEFT ON YOUR SCREEN.>>EAGLE, WE GOT YOU NOW. IT’S LOOKING GOOD, OVER.>>LOOKS GOOD.>>EAGLE, HOUSTON, EVERYTHING IS LOOKING HERE, OVER.>>YOU CAN HEAR ALL THE EXCITEMENT. THEY’RE IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE AGAIN.>>10 MINUTES TO THE TOUCHDOWN. OH, BOY. 10 MINUTES TO LANDING ON THE MOON. I THINK IT’s BEEN ALMOST 10 YEARS SINCE WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THIS.>>EVERYTHING LOOKING GOOD. WE SHOW ALTITUDE ABOUT 47,000 FEET.>>IN ABOUT 4 MINUTES FROM NOW THEY WILL GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE LANDING AREA. SO FAR NOW ROGER. THEIR FEET FORWARD. THEY ROLL NOW THROUGH THE WINDOWS. 3 MINUTES NOW THEY GOT THE FIRST LOOK AND THEY PITCH UP. IN MORE OF AN UP RIGHT POSITION. AND THEY LOOK FORWARD. THAT POINT WOULD BE ABOUT 3.5 MILES HIGH. MAKING ABOUT 103 MILES AN HOUR FORWARD AND ABOUT 13 MILES TO GO. 7 MINUTES AND 45 MINUTES UNTIL LANDING.>>HERE IT GOES. YOU’RE GO TO CONTINUE POWER DEFENSE. >>THAT’s A MAJOR MILESTONE.>>ALTITUDE 40,000.>>STILL LOOKING GOOD.>>STILL A NO GOOD DECISION AT THAT POINT. THEY COULD ABORT THE LANDING AT THAT POINT IF THERE HAD BEEN A NO-GO DECISION. GOT ABOUT 68 MILES TO GO. 7 MINUTES LEFT UNTIL LANDING. THEY’RE ABOUT A 35, 35,000 FEET HIGH NOW.>>ROGER, WE COPY.>>THAT’s THE EARTH RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW.>>LOOKING GOOD TO US, OVER.>>GOOD 12:02.>>GOOD RADAR DATA. ALTITUDE NOW 32,500 FEET.>>I WASN’T TOO FAR OFF.>>I SUSPECT THAT IT MAY BE JUST ABOUT RIGHT AT THE TIME HE RELAYS THAT TO US. HE’S PROBABLY TWO SECONDS BEHIND.>>WE’RE GOING AT ALARM. ROGER. 6 PLUS 25. THROTTLE DOWN. 6 PLUS 25 THROTTLE DOWN.>>ROGER, COPY. 6 PLUS 25.>>WE’RE STILL GO. ALTITUDE 20,000 FEET.>>APPEARS TO COME UP.>>ROGER, COPY.>>WHAT’s THIS ALARM, WALLY >>IT’s A GO CASE. IT’S COMING UP ON THE ? >>IT’s A GO CASE. IT’S COMING UP ON THE COMPUTER. NO PROBLEM AS I SEE IT.>>THEY SAY IT’s BETTER THAN THE SIMULATOR. THAT’s CONSOLING.>>THANKS LOOK REAL CLOSE.>>AROUND THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD IS WATCHING THIS AND LISTENING TO THESE COMMUNICATIONS.>>AT TOOLED 21,000 FEET.>>THIS IS THE INTERNATIONAL GOING TO KENNEDY AIRPORT AND BIG DISPLAY THERE.>>AND DISNEYLAND, CALIFORNIA.>>HE’S STARTING UP THE HIGH GAIN ANTENNA.>>ROGER, WE GOT GOOD DATA.>>IT MAKES THE JOB EASIER.>>14 MILES TO GO IN 4.5 MINUTES. 4.5 MINUTES LEFT.>>ALTITUDE 16,300 FEET. OH BOY.>>ALTITUDE 13,005.>>SWITCH OVER TIME.>>ROGER, STAND BY. YOU’RE LOOKING GREAT AT 8 MINUTES.>>CORRECTION ON THAT VELOCITY. NOW READING 760 FEET PER SECOND.>>P 64.>>760 FEET PER SECOND ON THE WAY DOWN.>>THAT’s PRETTY SLOW FOR SPACE FLYING.>>IT IS. THE SLOWEST A MAN HAS EVER FLOWN IN SPACE.>>SURE IS.>>830 LOOKING GREAT. THEY’RE JUST ABOUT APPROACHING HIGH GATE. 7600 FOOT LEVEL. 1.4 MILE TOWN AND THEY GET DOWN TO A SPEED OF 98 MILES AN HOUR AND LITTLE MORE THAN 5 MILES FROM THE LANDING SIGHT. AND THAT POINT THEY COULD GET A GOOD VIEW.>>YOU’RE LOOKING GREAT. COMING UP ON 9 MINUTES.>>AT THAT HIGH GATE.>>IN THAT APPROACH PHASE.>>THEY’RE INSIDE THE HIGH GATE.>>5200 FEET. LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE SURFACE.>>CONTROL IS GOOD.>>ROGER, COPY.>>ALTITUDE 4200.>>GOOD FOR LANDING.>>OH, GREAT JOB.>>ROGER. GO FOR LANDING. 3,000 FEET.>>1201 ALARM.>>WE’RE GO. 2000 FEET. 2000 FEET. 47 DEGREES.>>ROGER.>>47 DEGREES.>>THINGS ARE LOOKING GREAT. YOU’RE GO.>>ALTITUDE 1600.>>THEY GOT A GOOD LOOK AT THEIR SIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE TIME THEY’RE GOING TO HOVER AND MAKE THE DECISION. APPARENTLY –>>1202, WE COPY IT.>>35 DEGREES. 35 DEGREES. 750. COMING DOWN TO 23. 700 FEET. 33 DEGREES.>>THE ATA IS COMING IN BEAUTIFULLY. 530 DOWN TO 15.>>400 FEET AT 9.>>50 FEET DOWN IN 4. DOWN 3.5. 47 FORWARD. ONE MINUTE. 1.5 DOWN. 70. 6 FEET DOWN AT 2.5. 19 FORWARD. ALTITUDE VELOCITY 23. 15 FORWARD. FORWARD. COMING DOWN NICELY 200 FEET. 4.5 DOWN. 5.5 DOWN. 6.5 DOWN. 5.5 DOWN. 20 FEET. 100 FEET. 3.5 DOWN. 9 FORWARD. 75 FEET. LOOKING GOOD. DOWN A HALF. 6 FORWARD. 60 SECONDS. LIGHTS ON. DOWN 2.5. FORWARD. FORWARD. 40 FEET DOWN. 2.5. PICKING UP SOME DUST. 2.5 DOWN. 4 FORWARD. 4 FORWARD. DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT A LITTLE. DOWN A HALF.>>30 SECONDS.>>OKAY, ENGINE STOPPED. COMMAND OVERRIDE OFF.>>WE’RE HOME.>>413 IS IN.>>MAN ON THE MOON!>>WE COPY YOU DOWN, EAGLE.>>HOUSTON, TRANQUILITY BASE HERE. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED.>>ROGER, TRANQUILITY. WE COPY ON THE GROUND. YOU GOT A BUNCH OF GUYS ABOUT TO TURN BLUE. WE’RE BREATHING AGAIN. THANKS A LOT. [LAUGHTER] >>OH, BOY.>>THANK YOU.>>YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD HERE. >>WE’LL BE BUSY FOR A MINUTE.>>I’M SPEECHLESS.>>I’M TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY BREATH. THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING. KIND OF NICE TO BE ABOARD ON THIS ONE, ISN’T IT >>WE’VE BEEN WONDERING WHAT THIS GUY ARMSTRONG IS GOING TO SAY, AND WHAT HE’S GOING TO PUT ON THE MOON AND JUST TO HEAR HIM DO IT, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY LEFT TO DRY MOUTH AND SPEECHLESS.>>YOU ARE SAFE. OVER. EAGLE YOU ARE SAFE FOR T1.>>ROGER.>>THAT’s A GREAT SIMULATION IF YOU CAN SEE IT. THAT LITTLE FLASHBACK IS SUPPOSEDLY A LANDING. SEE, THEY MUST BE IN A PERFECT POSITION UP RIGHT AND THERE ARE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHT NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR POSITION.>>JUST A LITTLE DUST. DOESN’T SEEM TO BE THAT CONCERNING.>>THERE THEY SIT.>>JUST EXACTLY THE FLIGHT PLAN ALL THE WAY DOWN. MAN PLANNING THIS THING ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH, MY GOLLY.>>WE HAVE IT.>>HOUSTON, THIS IS COLUMBIA.>>COLUMBIA, HE HAS LANDED TRANQUILITY BASE. EAGLE IS IN TRANQUILITY.>>INTERESTING THEY’RE REFERRING TO IT AS TRANQUILITY BASE. THAT WITH YOU A CONFIRMATION TO COLUMBIA. PEOPLE SAY THERE IS NOT THAT MUCH KNEW COMING GONE THESE DAYS.>>I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT SOME OF THOSE KIDS –>>STAY NO STAY WILL BE FOR THE T2 EVENT. THAT IS AT 21 MINUTES AND 26 SECONDS AFTER INITIATION OF POWER DECENT.>>RESET TO REACQUIRE.>>COPY OUT.>>THIS IS A 9 MINUTE PERIOD THAT THEY HAVE IN WHICH THEY COULD, UNDER CERTAIN PHASING CONDITIONS, TAKE OFF AGAIN AND MAKE RERENDEZVOUS WITHIN TWO ORBITS OF THE NOMINAL BUT THEY HAVE THE STAY FOR THAT PERIOD. SO THEY’RE APPARENTLY NOT EVEN CONSIDERING LEAVING AGAIN AT THIS TIME.>>WE WILL UPDATE THAT.>>WHICH WILL BE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS FOREVER.>>I WONDER WHAT THE KIDS WHO WERE POO POOING THIS THING, I WONDER WHAT THEY THOUGHT WHEN OUR MOUTHS WERE IN OUR THROATS. HOW CAN ANYBODY TURN OFF THE WORLD LIKE THIS? AND QUITE A BIT OF TOLERANCE IN THAT LANDING SPEED. THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN UP TO ALMOST 7 MILES AN HOUR, 6.8 MILES AN HOUR, THEY’RE ABLE APOLLO RIDGE. AND RIGHT HAND WE CAN SEE THE WHITE COLORED RAYS STREAMING OFF IN ONE DIRECTION. IN THE SEA OF FER AT THE TIME THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CRATERS THAT ARE JUST BARELY DISCERNIBLE. OLD, OLD CRATEERS WHOSE OUTLINES ARE JUST BARELY TO BE ABLE TO BE SEEN.>>ROPBLER, I THINK WE CAN MAKE THEM OUT. THE COLOR REALLY ENHANCES OUR ABILITY TO URN IT FEATURES AND CRATEERS OVER WHAT WE SEE IN REAL TIME ON BLACK AND WHITE MONITOR.>>RIGHT. IT’S NOW RETURNED TO A VERY GRAY APPEARANCE. IT’S COMPLETELY LACKING. ROGER.>>YOU’LL SEE IN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN AT THE PRESENT TIME WITH CRATERS ON TOP OF THE FAR NORTHERN EDGE.>>I THINK WE’RE GETTING A GOOD VIEW.>>WE’RE GETTING A GOOD VIEW. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL BOOT HILL. 20 SECONDS IN FROM THE DESCENT. THE SHARP RIMMED CRATER AT THE VERY RIGHT EDGE FOR YOUR INFORMATION YOUR CURRENT ALTITUDE IS 148 NAUTICAL MILES ABOVE THE SURFACE. I’M UNABLE TO DETERMINE ALTITUDE I NOTICE THE CREW OF APOLLO 10 WAS IMPRESSED WHEN THEY CAME OVER. WE CAN OBSERVE IT FROM THIS ALTITUDE. YOU GOT QUITE A SHADOW BEING CAST >>ST EXPIRE SURFACE IS GETTING CONSIDERABLY DARKER THAN SURFACE WE LOOKED AT PREVIOUSLY WHEN SUN WAS QUITE HIGH.>>ROGER. WE SHOW YOU A LITTLE 0 EVER 1 MINUTE AT THE PRESENT TIME. HOW’s BRIGHTNESS OF THE PICTURE YOU’RE RECEIVING. I THINK WE OUGHT TO OPEN UP THE F STOP FOR LATER?>>YEAH, BECAUSE THAT BRIGHTNESS IS STILL DOING WELL. YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND OPEN IT UP A PICTURE OF BOOT HILL. 3 MINUTES AND 15 SECONDS.>>ROGER. WE’RE SEEING BOOT HILL NOW.>>COMING TO THE BOTTOM. DIAL IN RIGHT THIS AND YOU DIAL IT IN LEFT. SEE HRARPLGEST OF THE CRATE IR. THIS WAS A PROFICIENT CHECK. AND ABOUT 3 MINUTES AND 39 SECONDS IN OUR DOWN RANGE POSITION CHECK AND CROSS RANGE POSITION CHECK, PRIOR TO GOING OVER FACEOFF TO A CORNER OF LANDING RADAR. AT THIS POINT WE WOULD BE UNABLE TO SEE THE SURFA SURFA SURFA SUA Hey You’re watching NASA TV.