tv CBS Coverage of Moon Landing and Moon Walk CSPAN July 20, 2019 1:10pm-3:12pm EDT
the launch. walter cronkite anchors the live broadcast of the moon landing in the moonwalk. this is american history tv, all weekend, every weekend on c-span-3. >> euston, >> houston, we are loud and clear. break. radio check. >> and we are getting a fixer on the tv. >> we have a good picture. ofre is a great deal contrast. currently it is upside down but we can make out a fair amount of detail.
>> ok, we can verify the position of the opening on the camera. >> there is a foot. mr. cronkite: there he is, there is a foot coming down the steps. >> ok, neil. we can see you coming down the ladder now. [beep] >> ok, i just checked. heading back up to the first step. it is adequate to get back up. >> roger, we copy. >> it is a pretty good little jump. -- mr. cronkite so
: there is a foot on the moon. stepping down on the moon. he is testing the first step, he must be stepping down on the moon at this point. >> buzz, this is houston. shadow photography on the sequence camera. [beep] >> ok. >> i am at the foot of the ladder. under theeds are only surface only one or two inches. veryurface appears to be fine-grained as you get close to it, almost like a powder. it is very fine. cronkite: boy, look at those pictures. wally: wow. mr. cronkite: a little shadowy, but he said expect that, on the on the shadow of the lunar module.
armstrong is on the moon, neil armstrong. 38-year-old american standing on the surface of the moon, on this july 20, 1969. >> that is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> i think that was neil's quote. i didn't understand. >> one small step for man but i didn't get the second phrase. we would like to know what it was. andhe surface is fine powdery. i can pick it up loosely. it appears in the fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sides of my boots. walter: that is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> the footprint of my boots and the treads, are fine, sandy particles.
>> neil, this is houston, we are copying. mr. cronkite: thank you, television for letting us watch this one. this is something. 240 thousand miles out there on the moon. >> there is difficulty moving around, as we suspected. it is even perhaps easier than s performed on the ground. definitely no trouble to walk around. mr. cronkite: that is good news.
mr. armstrong: it did not leave a crater of any size. there is about one foot clearance on the ground. i can see some evidence of rays emanating from the engine, but it is a very insignificant amount. >> we are mr. cronkite: we are going to have to mr. cronkite: we are fix that picture. getting a negative picture back. mr. aldrin: ready to bring down the camera? mr. armstrong: i am all ready. get it squared down and in good shape. looks like it is coming down nice and evenly. mr. cronkite: that is the conveyor to the tether line. >> a little hard for me to see, i have good footing. i will work my way over to the
sunlight here without looking directly into the sun. mr. cronkite: i don't know where in the houston converter or where the picture has gone to negative clarity. at least we can make out the figure of neil armstrong there. >> unofficial time of first step, 1:09:20. 420. >> ok, i am ready to pull it down. there is still a little bit left in the -- >> ok, don't hold it quite so tight. mr. cronkite: he says this is like a clothesline. he is going to bring down the sequence camera now. the pictures, then a little later on -- >> looking up, i am standing directly in the shadow now and i
can see everything quite clearly. the light is suspiciously bright and back lighted into the front of the lens and everything is very clearly visible. mr. cronkite: so, man's first words, neil armstrong's first words on setting foot on the moon, are "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." he found the bottom step of the ladder, slightly awry, but has no difficulty in climbing back up to the lunar module when they complete this walk. he found the surface more powdery than anticipated.
he is sinking in about 1/8 of an inch you can see his prints in fine particles and lunar dust adhering to the boots. no difficulty in moving around, easier than the simulations on earth. he has about 25 minutes of activity here alone on the moon's surface, testing the environment, moving around like this, taking a good look at the lunar module that he is giving us a check on. seems to be in good shape. very little scoring of the moons -- moon's surface and the engine. the pads settled nicely, but not very deeply into the fine, powdery sand, fine powdery surface of the moon. apparently it is in position for the platform for takeoff. we would've heard something i now from human.
installed on the bracket. >> sergeant says the crew is doing well. >> i am still in the lec. mr. cronkite: that would seem to indicate that they are not over exerting, i gather. not exerting too much oxygen and there is not too much heat for the cooling system. one of our concerns were raised the fact that they are , not stressing. >> he has the camera with him now, i think that is the one that was lowered to him. it is not the sequence camera, which i believe stays in the lunar module. >> roger, neil. we are reading you loud and clear. get some pictures and the contingency sample. mr. cronkite: i think the fight plan actually called for him to take the contingency sample first and then the pictures.
as i recall in all my reading, the contingency sample -- >> 35 and a half minutes expended now. mr. pegues: it is -- mr. cronkite: it is concerned -- confirmed that they are on a very level place. which is good. it looked like they were coming down on a rough area. maybe neil didn't get the contingency samples because he doesn't think there is any contingency. you copys houston, do
about the contingency? roger, i am going to get that as soon as i get the pictures. mr. cronkite: you may be right, wally, as to what is in his mind. the contingency sample is really superfluous once they get the full sample, the rock and be documented sample. which they identify rock by rock, where they got it, and that sort of thing. although they are saying they want the contingency sample first, as they said in the fight plan. [laughter] wally: make sure they get something. >> i have an idea were going to get everything we want. it is just going so beautifully. mr. cronkite: moving around, the exertion they are showing when
doing that neil is showing so far, of course, it is a great and that they learned already. >> we are going to get the contingency sample. >> the man is going to get tired of that in a minute. i wonder what he is up to now. [laughter] >> ok, the contingency sample is down. a little difficult to dig through the -- >> very interesting, it is a very soft surface. here and there, where i plug in the contingency sample collector, i run into a very
hard surface. but it appears to be a very cohesive material of the same sort. i'll try to get a rock in here. just a couple. mr. cronkite: he has got that little bag on a rim that he is tagging along with an extension handle across the surface. as he reports there, it is hard to get everything in. mr. armstrong: it has a stark beauty all its own. it is like much of the high desert of the united states. it is different but very pretty out here. mr. cronkite: very pretty. mr. armstrong: a lot of the hard rock samples here appear to be vesicles in the surface. a pair be what?
wally: vesicles. [beep] >> i am looking at one now. >> houston, roger that. >> ok, the handle is off -- it pushes in about, six or eight inches into the surface. looks like it is quite easy to -- [indiscernible] mr. armstrong: i am sure i could push it in farther but it is hard for me to bend down further than that. >> didn't know you could throw so far. mr. armstrong: you can really throw things along way up here. a long way up here.
>> is my pocket open, buzz? buzz: yes it is. it is not up against your suit, though. put it more toward the inside. ok, that is good. mr. armstrong: that in the pocket? mr. aldrin: push down. got it? it is not all the way in. push it. there you go. mr. armstrong: contingency sample is in the pocket. oxygen is 81%. i have no flags, and i'm in minimum flow. [beep] >> this is houston. roger, neil.
we are getting a picture. you're not in it at the present time. we can see the bag on the lec being moved by buzz. >> ready for me to come out? mr. armstrong: yeah, just stand by a second. i will move this over the handrail. mr. cronkite: talk about being super casual. hope he doesn't get too casual. mr. aldrin: are you ready? mr. armstrong: ok. >> i almost thought that was a simulation. >> you saw what difficulties i was having. i will try to watch from
underneath. mr. cronkite: aldrin about to emerge from the spacecraft. armstrong is going to try to help guide him from below. he watches the portable life-support system as he climbs out. mr. armstrong: ok, your plss looks like it is clearing ok. your toes are about to come over the sill. now drop down. there you go, you are clear. laterally, you are good. about an inch clear. mr. aldrin: you need a little bit of arching of the back to come down. >> how far are my feet from the
edge? mr. armstrong: you are right at the edge of the porch. mr. aldrin: ok. now a little foot movement. little arching of the back. home comes up and has cleared the bulkhead without any trouble at all. mr. armstrong: looks good. mr. cronkite: 45 minutes plss time expended. >> neil, this is houston. based on your camera transfer with the lec, do you foresee any difficulties in transfer? over. mr. armstrong: negative. mr. cronkite: the src is the sample rock container?
>> it is a sample return that contains the rock boxes. >> backup impartially cleared. in case anybody comes by, they want the door closed. mr. cronkite: this camera angle makes those steps look like they are vastly higher than they are. >> make sure not to lock it on the way out. [laughter] >> a good thought. >> what did he say? wally: make sure not to lock it. [laughter] >> ok, i am on the top step and .an look down over the icu matter to hop down from one step to the next. mr. cronkite: here he comes. mr. armstrong: walking is very
comfortable. you've got three more steps and then a long one. mr. cronkite: watch that last step. wally: i guess he expected the steps to compact a little more. as a result is -- it is a long step. mr. aldrin: i am on the fourth rung up. mr. cronkite: and now we have two americans on the moon. mr. armstrong: a little more. about another inch. you got it? mr. aldrin: that is a good step. mr. armstrong: yeah, about a three footer. mr. cronkite: a three-foot first step at 16 gravity.
>> magnificent. mr. cronkite: but walking on a trampoline. my. pl ss is nominal. >> secondary strut has little thermal effect. effects are all around. had a little thermal effect on it. mr. armstrong: i noticed that. seems to be the worst, although similar effects are all around. mr. aldrin: very fine powder, isn't it? mr. armstrong: isn't it fine? mr. aldrin: it is hard to tell whether it is a - or a rock. mr. armstrong: notice how you
there is a slight tendency, i can see now, to backwards due to the soft, very soft texture. mr. armstrong: you are standing on a big rock there now. wally: very shortly, armstrong is to take the camera out of that tray and move it out about 30 feet from the spacecraft so they have a view of the entire area. mr. aldrin: i wonder if it under the engine is where the probe might have hit.
mr. armstrong: i think that is a good representation of the side word velocity approach down there. mr. aldrin: i see that probe over on the minus-y strut. mr. cronkite: mr. aldrin is following the flight plan and testing. mr. aldrin: can't say too much for the visibility. very dark. surface of a flat, rounded rock.
>> incidentally, these rocks are very powdery surfaced. [beep] >> say again, please, buzz. you are cutting out. mr. aldrin: i said the rocks are rather slippery. >> roger. mr. aldrin: very powdery surface. fill up all the little very fine pores. wally: that would be armstrong looking right at the camera lens detaching the camera, setting it up on a stand, then puts it back -- and then focus it back at the command module. >> they are getting ready to move the tv camera to its panorama position.
traction seems quite good. mr. cronkite: oh, the picture is inverted again. [laughter] mr. aldrin: start to lose my balance in one direction and recovery is quite natural and very easy. moving your arms around, jack, doesn't lift you off the surface. not quite that light-footed. mr. armstrong: i have the insulation off the mesa now. it seems to be in good shape. mr. aldrin: got to be careful that you are leaning in the direction you want to go, otherwise you -- slightly inebriated.
you have to cross your foot over to stay underneath where your center of mass is. walter: [laughs] mr. aldrin: hey, neil, didn't i say we might see some purple rocks? mr. armstrong: find a purple rock? mr. aldrin: yep. mr. cronkite: sounds so happy. just beaming over there. mr. aldrin: very small. sparkly. the fragments are -- in places. take a first guess, some sort of -- we will leave that to the further analysis.
>> mr. armstrong: ok, houston. tell me if you are getting a picture. neil, this is houston, that is affirmative. all systems are go. over. mr. aldrin: we appreciate that, thank you. mr. cronkite: i believe the camera is still in the mesa tray. they hadn't moved it out. would be a much wider view from several feet away. wally: it could be, yes. mr. aldrin: neil is now unveiling the plaque.
>> roger, we have got you foresighted. [beep] >> just leave it. mr. armstrong: put it like that and walk around it. >> good. >> that field-of-view is going to pick up the mesa. >> good. mr. cronkite: look at the reflection where the moon hits the surface. houston, if the view is good we would like you to aim it more to the right. over. mr. armstrong: ok. mr. aldrin: that is all the cable we have. mr. cronkite: the director is still has control. [laughter] >> a little too much to the right, can you bring it back left about four or five degrees? [beep]
ok, that looks good, neil. mr. armstrong: ok. further away or closer? mr. aldrin: can't get too much further away. mr. armstrong: let's try it like that for a while. i will get a couple of panoramas with it here. [beep] >> roger. you look ok as far as systems go. you are going to fast on the panorama sweep. you are going too fast page are going to have to stop. mr. armstrong: i have not set it down yet. that is the first picture of the panorama. right there. >> roger. mr. cronkite: does that look a lot like you thought it might look?
wally: yes it does. they are doing such a fine job. mr. armstrong: north, northeast. tell me if you got a picture, houston? >> we got a beautiful picture, neil. mr. armstrong: ok, i am going to move it. mr. aldrin: ok, here is another good one. >> ok, we've got that one. mr. armstrong: this one is right down-sun. i want to know if you can see the angular rock in the foreground. >> roger, we have a large rock in the foreground. looks like a much smaller rock a
couple inches to the left of it. over. mr. armstrong: beyond it about 10 feet is another larger rock. that rock, the closest want to -- closest one to you is sticking out, it is about a foot and a half long, and about six inches thick. it is standing on edge. >> roger. mr. aldrin: ok, neil. i've got the table out and i have a bag deployed. >> we've got this view, neil. mr. armstrong: this is straight south.
>> roger. we see the shadow of the lm. mr. armstrong: the little hill just beyond the shadow of the lm is a pair of elongated craters, about 40 feet long and 20 feet across. probably six feet deep. we will probably get some more work in there later. [breeze blowing] >> mr. armstrong: how is that for a final? >> for a final orientation, we'd like it to go left about five degrees. over. now, back to the right about half as much. mr. armstrong: ok.
wally: buzz is erecting the solar wind experiment now. mr. cronkite: the solar wind is not a wind we know it like it is on earth something you feel against your cheek. mr. aldrin: it has stopped. maybe two or three inches. exactly what the pictures showed when they pushed away a little bit. you get force transmitted through the upper surface of the soil and about five or six moves as if it were caked on the surface, when in fact it really isn't. mr. armstrong: i noticed in the soft spots, where we have
footprints nearly an inch deep that the soil is very cohesive. it will retain a slope of probably 70 degrees along the side of the footprints. >> i sure hope there is no area that is blacked out from the television right now. mr. cronkite: while there is, russia, the soviet, and china. it is a shame, more than a fourth of the world are being denied this picture by their
rulers. most of the rest of the world, though, including in other communist nations, it is being displayed, including eastern europe. we can kind of see the footprints. wally: i agree. mr. cronkite: man leaving his footprints on the moon. without any atmosphere, no wind or rain to wear them away. they might stay there for quite a long time. this is armstrong. wally: he can't believe it. >> did anything come out -- did anything
wally: looks like the core they are driving down. >> can't really tell. >> columbia, columbia. this is houston. over. >> houston, als. over. wally: they have got a core, a piece of pipe, in effect, that they attached onto this handle. >> neil armstrong has been on the surface now about 45 minutes. wally: they hammer that into the surface and get a sample down below the actual surface, which they already have contaminated with the engine and with their presence. they have to go below, under the contamination, down to almost a foot or so, i think.
>> 16 inches. wally: 16 inches. >> a little more than they can get by scraping on the surface themselves. >> houston, columbia on the high again. over. >> columbia, this is houston, reading you loud and clear. over. >> reading you loud and clear. how is it going? >> roger. the eva is progressing beautifully. i believe they are setting up the flag now. >> great. >> they started out behind time on this. >> i guess you're about the only person around that doesn't have tv coverage of the scene. wally: this is the flag, not the core sample. [laughter] >> that's all right, i don't mind a bit. mr. cronkite: he doesn't mind a bit not having the television right now. >> how is the quality of the tv? >> it is beautiful, mike. it really is. wally: there it is pure the u.s. flag. >> they have the flag up now.
you can see the stars and stripes on the lunar surface. >> beautiful. just beautiful! wally: the flag is on a frame, there is no wind, though. it is a three foot by five foot flag and it has a frame of its own to hold it on. >> do you need to pull that in? over. mr. cronkite: seems like they ought to be some views it. [chuckles] >> it won't go in. >> ok.
mr. cronkite: from their description, sounds like a place we would like to go to after all. aldrin called it a magnificent desolation. aldrin said stark beauty on its own. different from the united states desert. it does look pretty out there. kind wordsthe first of the moon. those on the surface think there is something about it. >> neil, this is houston. radio check. over. wally: maybe they think of it as not so pretty but their own. mr. armstrong: houston, loud and clear. mr. aldrin: loud and clear, houston. >> roger, buzz. wally: they can claim it for now, at least. mr. cronkite: they cannot claim
it the declaration of the united nations. they all agreed that they would not claim the moon but use it for military purposes. so this planting of the flag is not the old 15th, 16th, 17th century planting a flag and claim territory. it is to put the united states flag there to let the world know that we are there. the sense of pride the american people feel in this tremendous accomplishment. mr. aldrin: i believe i am out of your field of view, is that right, houston? >> affirmative, buzz. you are in our field of view now. mr. aldrin: you do have to be
careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. it takes a good two or three paces to make sure you've got your feet underneath you. [laughter] mr. cronkite: that powder. canhree or four easy paces bring a fairly smooth stop. mr. cronkite: looks like it is getting pretty frisky up there. use have to go out to the side and cut a little bit. >> a so-called kangaroo hop.
can we get both of you in the frame, please? wally: i think we are going to have an announcement here. mr. armstrong: roger, we are about to get in the frame of the camera. mr. cronkite: yeah, i think something important is coming up. >> neil and buzz, the president of the united states is in the office now and what like to say something to you. over. mr. armstrong: that would be an honor. >> go ahead, mr. president. this is houston come out. >> hello, neil and buzz. i am talking to you on telephone from the oval room in the white house. this has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from
the white house. i can't tell you how proud we all are of what you have done. for every american, this has to be the proudest day of our lives. and for people all over the world, i am sure that they, too, joined with americans in recognizing what an immense feat this is. because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. and as you talk to us from the sea of tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth. for one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all the people on this earth are truly one. one in their pride in what you have done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth. mr. armstrong: thank you, mr. president.
it is a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the united states, but men of peace of all nations, and with interest and curiosity, and men with a vision for the future. it's an honor for us to be able to participate here today. president nixon: thank you, very much. all of us look forward to seeing you splash down on thursday. mr. armstrong: thank you. mr. aldrin: look forward to that very much, sir. mr. cronkite: splashdown should be on thursday in honolulu, hawaii. >> roger, i have the b-22 for you.
mr. armstrong: roger, go ahead. >> p-22, landmark i.d., t11102656. t211032 -- mr. cronkite: they are reading off the engineering data again. >> 110340. mr. cronkite: electrical storm in flagstaff, arizona has denied the picture of this landing to the people at the geological laboratory. they have worked and lived on this thing for years and now they are not getting the picture
because of the electrical storm. similarly, an electrical storm in falls church, virginia and college park, maryland. mr. aldrin: it is very interesting to note that when i kick my foot, there is no atmosphere here. they seem to leave and most of them have the same angle of departure and velocity. from where i stand, a large portion of them will impact at a distant -- to the south.
[indiscernible] highly dependent upon the traditional trajectory upwards from where already the particles are. >> roger, buzz. columbia, this is houston. request omni delta. omni delta. over. >> just as i go in, there is a reflection off my face onto the visor, makes visibility very poor just the transition.
sunlight into the shadow. i have so much glare coming onto my visor. the helmet actually get the shadow and then it takes a short while for my eyes to adapt to the conditions. visibility, as we've said before, is not too great. but both visors up, we can certainly -- [indiscernible] mr. aldrin: after being out in the sun -- >> we can see you on the cable. >> ok.
mr. aldrin: your toe is still hooked in it. mr. armstrong: that one? mr. aldrin: yes. ok, you are clear now. mr. armstrong: thank you. wally: neil armstrong has the scoop for the bulk sample collection. >> they have about another hour and 25 minutes of activity before it will be closed. they have an hour more on the scope. >> it has completely disappeared now. >> i don't know what color to
describe this other than a grayish-purple color. we are recovering most of the lighter part of the boot. very fine particles. >> buzz, this is houston. you are cutting out at the end of your transmissions. can you move your microphone over? mr. aldrin: roger. i will try that. >> beautiful. mr. aldrin: that went inside my mouth that time. >> it got a little wet.
>> you have to realize on the moon, if they wore that pack on the ground he would be 360 pounds. on the moon he is 60 pounds. there is a scoop or you got a good picture of it there. you have a square bucket light scoop on the end of the extension arm and it drags it across the surface. >> averaging between 90 and 100. flight surgeon reports right on the predicted number of the btu units expended in energy. he thinks they are in great shape. >> looking around, the contrast in general differs greatly by virtue of the -- [indiscernible]
>> very light colored gray, light gray color halo around my own shadow in the shadow of my helmet. then as i look across, the contrast becomes longer. the color is still fairly light. sun, alook down into the larger amount of shadowed area is looking toward us. is darker. color the contrast is not as big. surveying the area that we have picked up, considerably darker.
>> neil armstrong bringing the scoop up. >> we have about an hour or more. >> roger. >> right in this area there are two craters. the one that is in front of me now as i look at the eleven o'clock position is 30 to 35 feet across. it is 68 inches across. >> the photographer suggest you try to take a picture with a simple camera, one that you cannot focus or change the lens opening. stand back at least five feet, turn up the brightness and stand at least five feet away. >> buzz is behind at the minus z strut.
>> if you have an adjustable camera, try a film with a 56 lens and a shutter speed at 130 seconds. >> you are directly opposite the ladder. >> that is for black and white. 56 opening, speed of 130, daylight color film they suggest the set at 28 and shutter speed of 115 for the setting. to minimize the bluish cast using 81 a or skylight. if you haven't got them, you can rush out and get them now but if you have them, that is the suggestion of the cbs photographic team.
mr. cronkite: one of the important things we are finding out with more than hour of walking in the moon behind us -- >> buzz is making his way around and photographing and looking at the condition on both sides. mr. cronkite: --is that the energy extended, heat rate, body temperature, cooling of the suit, all of these things are working as they planned them. >> still occupied with the rock sample. mr. cronkite: things indicate, wally, we will have more exploration in the future without the pain we have had and with the old eva. i believe we are doing better. >> 40 minutes time expended on the poss now.
individually and photographed where they got them and they put them in a box with the proper number to identify. these are not just the raw rock samples. presumably, they have completed that and have a couple boxes of those. now they are getting the specific documented samples. >> columbia, this is houston. go ahead. over. >> [indiscernible] >> i did see a suspiciously small white object. >> go ahead with the coordinates of the small white object. >> 3736, it is on the southwest ramp of the crater.
over. mr. cronkite: he said he saw white object down below -- it was on the rim of the crater and was sure if it was the module they were on the rim of the crater. i suppose it could be, couldn't it, that the definition of a crater 69 miles up might be such that they wouldn't recognize it? >> that is possible. it seems to be that it could be the crater.
if there was that much light on the rim itself which may make it difficult to see what we see. what we see is a very dim object. just imagine what they see. mr. cronkite: it is a reflective surface from this angle, anyway. [indiscernible] >> you are breaking up again, buzz. >> i say the jet deflector on quad four seems to be more wrinkled than the one on quad one. it seems to have set up quite well to the pictures in the part
of the lens that illuminate the thermal effect much better than we can get them up here in the front. >> roger that. >> we want to get some particular photographs of the --. >> ok. mr. cronkite: the associated press writer in the space station in houston has a wonderful lead on his story. >> i am showing 3.78 at a time. mr. cronkite: he said they kept the whole world waiting while they dressed to go out. once the whole world saw neil armstrong's one small step for man, one giant step for mankind.
it could take them as long to prepare for the walk on the moon as they had planned for. >> roger. neil is 66% 02. minimum cooling. pressure is 382. >> houston, roger that. mr. cronkite: they all sound like good figures. >> very good. particularly the minimum cooling. that is great to see that perform so well. >> neil has finished collecting and packing the rock sample. >> buzz, this is houston. have you removed the close-up
camera? [indiscernible] >> negative, thank you. >> look at the first step they have been there a little over an hour. mr. cronkite: that is what you are talking about earlier and they adapted to the weightlessness of the spaceflight and now the weightlessness of the moon. >> unbelievable. they are all members of the club now.
it was a hard fight years ago. mr. cronkite: one of the arguments about not sending man up there thinking he couldn't survive in space and on the moon. >> [indiscernible] >> roger, it looks like we are half an hour slow and we are working on it. >> all right. >> aren't you glad there are no chimpanzees standing there right now? mr. cronkite: they were the first experimenters on the moon and explorers. they are running about a half hour behind the plan, as you heard from mission control for what they will do on the moon's surface. however, we heard a moment ago that they have finished packing the rock samples. we haven't heard of the deployment of the so-called early apollo experiment.
>> buzz, this is houston. to clarify, you are in good shape at this time. a phenomenal timeline. over. >> roger, i understand that. mr. cronkite: there is a seismometer experiment that they leave on the moon surface and will send back for a period of time reports on the impact of the moon's surface are any earthquakes. there is a prism-like mirror that puts lasers.
if you have a powerful enough laser and a lot of people do, you can try to focus on the reflector with a laser beam. that is a controlled beam of light to the moon. there is a known time and the return of the light signal and we will get measurements of the moon's wobble and the earth's wobble with those measurements. >> slightly over an hour and 20 minutes. >> no abnormalities in the rim.
the picture. that's clearly visible. there's a picture, that's all. the size of the discs at the bottom of the struts at which they are landing. >> there is a defense stage. i think we will be able to see. mr. cronkite: i am a little confused. there were 15 rocks, individual rocks that were documented. and yet the documented rock
samples are at the tale end of their series of experiments on the moon. we talking about 15 samples of rock. >> looking at the skirt of the defense stage. mr. cronkite: actually, the word that was passed to me was 15 rocks. >> radiating or edging away of the surface. both of us were marked there was a large amounts. -- is reported beforehand
far, theite: so contingency and the bulk right -- all rock sample. they have deployed the television set. they had the ceremony with president next and. as the president greeted them on .he moon and then the two men standing on either side have deployed to the right of the lunar module. they passed to the seismology experiments and got the documented sample of rocks. force of impact that we
but if they do that with gradual sideways hops -- >> roger. >> dcs -- do you see us? buzz, we can see your feet sticking out underneath the .tructure just on the other side. now we can see the secondary struts. bay contains the scientific experiments to be left on the surface of the moon -- the laser reflector.
than suspended so it vertical, so you can get the proper resolution of the camera. a leveling device to come up with an accurate level. it looks to me as though the rather thanex concave, over. >> it looks level by eyeball. the carpenters level. the curve is going up and it is downhill. how can that be?
mr. cronkite: pictures look like some of those early movies of science fiction, a man on the moon, don't they? it looks like those movies. incredible. just before they started the he said "i sure wish i'd shaved last night." [laughter] >> in good shape. we would like to extend the duration of the eva -- we will and acts --uzz
over. an extra 15: minutes on the moon's surface, they are doing so well. aldrin'sd make entrance into the lunar module about five minutes after the hour. 2:12 is the time expended on the plss. ofcould you get a photograph the level, over? >> i will do that, buzz. >> we will get a photograph of that. houston, at what time do we need to have the documented sample, over?
charging the battery at 1:11. -- cronkite: michael collins they are constantly monitoring the systems on columbia. they are alert. .ot worried things are going well there, too. >> this is houston. you've got about 10 minutes left prior to commencing your eva termination activities, over. >> roger, i understand. i know how he feels when he
>> you see them driving that cord town now. there they are. hammering on the crossbar. that's the moon's surface. is collecting accord to sample. i hope you are watching how hard i have to hit this into the ground to the tune of about five inches, houston. >> they thought maybe they could put it in the hands. >> in the wahhaj the desert, it a sledgehammer to get a
spike into that. >> it almost looks wet. >> got a sample. i gather, we have had some inquiries. , thentioned that glare glare on the screen on the left-hand side. it, that'sho missed the sun reflecting on one of the struts. >> two core tubes and the solar wind, over. mr. cronkite: on the right the american flag.
that will be determinative. >> with all the stuff to be left to he moon, the cost we had ay for it in development and engineering and manufacturing about $1.25 million. portable life support systems. >> houston, it's about time for start your close out activities. >> about a thousand dollars a piece just in those two life support systems. > they have been on their life support system 2:25. >> the important thing is you to leave some of that would call here
mass behind. o be balanced out by the rocks that they are taking back. pad about a pound represents about 500 pounds. if you take it to the moon and bring it back. and u take it to the moon leave it there it's a little pounds on the launch pad. >> by no means a pure fact but of a ratio. rocks to the right of the screen. >> they are going to be getting ready very shortly to climb up module again, his on the moon terminated. >> this is houston, i would like remind you of the close-up -- leader.start up the >> cameras underneath, have to
-- i'm picking up everal pieces of this particular rock out here now. camera. film >> going to rest on the moon. be left there. that's worth $50,000 itself, and the television camera, the estimate there is a quarter of a illion to half a million dollars. >> camera magazine, i'm closing out the sample. running low on time. > what's your weight reduction program? >> this is one of the things we about. leaving these items behind. > when they talked about they 130 to bring back 100 to pounds of rock instead of
>> houston is being very lenient on buzz r timeline going back up. >> i thought at the moment that hey got out a little early according to the timeline. else before i head up? the leader, buzz. >> head on up. close to an order as i have heard. step.t leaped up on the he's left the moon's surface. the ladder.limbing o trouble getting that first step. >> there you see him. the flag over on the right. above white dot right the horizon on the right is a
from the tv ot in the park station in australia doesn't mean anything to me. >> buzz aldrin and neil armstrong. years old, montclair, new jersey. walk on the his moon. climbing back into the lunar commander, neil armstrong, will finish his walk aldrin is up z there. of this historic walk right there on television, rom a quarter of a million miles out from space. >> buzz does have a first. one to leave the
in space. leave the cameras but not the pictures they took. >> nothing worse coming home a vacation and finding that pictures of the kids. >> all weekend american history tv is looking back 50 years to landing.lo 11 moon we continue now with cbs live coverage of the return and ecovery of the apollo 11 astronauts on july 24, 1969. the broadcast includes president interviews of the three astronauts, buzz aldrin, neil rmstrong and michael collins aboard the uss hornet. the ship that retrieved the module from a d rearea of the pacific ocean. this is american history tv on 3 where every weekend we explore our nation's past.
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