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a.m. eastern on c-span3, online at, or listen wherever you are on the c-span radio app. you can also listen to the entire mueller report, courtesy of timberlane media online. with cbs cronkite, news, anchored the live coverage of the apollo of of dust of the arrival of apollo 11 and the moon, and the moonwalk of astronauts buzz aldrin, and the first step of the lunar surface all knew armstrong. live pictures of the moon itself. also made axon telephone call to the estimates after they planted the u.s. flag on the landing site. -- to the astronauts after they plan to the u.s. flag on the landing site. .
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>> this is houston, loud and clear. buzz, this is houston. radio check. [beep] clear. >> roger. >> we are getting a picture on the tv. we've got a good picture. >> there is a great deal of contrast and it. down.tly, it is upside we can make out the fairmont of detail -- fair amount of detail. >> ok, we can verify the position of the opening on the camera.
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>> there is a foot. >> there he is, there is a foot coming down the steps. >> ok, neil. we can see you coming down the ladder now. [beep] checked.just heading back up to the first step. adequate to get back up. >> roger, we copy. >> so there is a foot on the moon. stepping down on the moon. the first step, he must be stepping down on the moon at this point. >> buzz, this is houston. shadow photography on the sequence camera. >> ok. >> i am at the foot of the ladder.
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on the surface, about one or two inches. there appears to be very fine-grained as you get close to it, almost like a powder. >> board, look at those temperatures. >> wow. >> a little shadowy, but he said expect that, on the shadow of the lunar module. armstrong is armstrong., neil 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
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quote. i didn't understand. he said one small step for man, and i didn't get the second phrase. >> this is fine and powdery. i can pick it up loosely. 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 , are fine, sandy particles. >> neal, this is houston, we are copying. mr. cronkite: thank you, television for letting us watch
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this one. this is something. moon.les out there to the >> there is difficulty moving around, as we suspected. --asier than the simulations perhaps easier than the simulations we performed on the ground. definitely no trouble to walk around. mr. cronkite: that is good news. mr. armstrong: did not leave a greater of any size. there is about one foot clearance on the ground. we are essentially on a very level place here. of waves some evidence emanating from the engine, but it is a very insignificant
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amount. mr. cronkite: we are getting a negative picture back. >> >> ready to bring down the camera? >> already. down and ined good shape. looks like it is coming down nice and even. mr. cronkite: that is the conveyor. >> 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 the houston converter, or why the picture has gone to negative clarity. at least we can make out the figure of neil armstrong there.
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. >> unofficial time of first 0.ep, 1:09: 2 >> ok, i am ready to pull it down. there is still a little bit left in the -- >> ok. 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 and ily in the shadow now can see everything quite clearly. the light is suspiciously bright, everything is very clearly visible.
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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 is on the bottom step of the , but haslightly awry no difficulty in climbing back up to the lunar module when they complete this walk. found the surface more powdery than anticipated. he is thinking about a half of one inch. you can see the footprints. no difficulty in moving around. , easier than the simulations on earth.
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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. the pads settled nicely, but not very deeply into the fine, powdery sand, find powdery surface of the moon. position for is in platform. >> sergeant says the crew is doing well. still in the mr. cronkite: that would seem to indicate that they are not over
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exerting. not using too much heat for the cooling system. one of our concerns are 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. >> 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 samples -- >> 35 and a half minutes now.deexpended
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mr. cronkite: he has confirmed that they are on a very level .lace there, which is good partly because of his own skill in making that manual landing. looks like they were coming down a very rough area. >> it may be that the new a contingency get sample because he feels there is more contingency here. he is showing great confidence that he will do everything he intended to do. >> could you sent a copy of the contingency sample, over? neil fish roger. we'll get to that just as soon as i finish. mr. cronkite: you may be right, wally, as to what is in his mind. the contingency sample is really
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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. it is going so beautifully. mr. cronkite: moving around, the exertion they are showing when doing that, but neil is showing so far, of course, it is a great and that they learned already. the man will get tired in a minute.
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contingency sample just acquired . wally: 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 with 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.
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mr. cronkite: he has got that little bag that he is tagging along with an extension handle surface.e as he reports there, it is hard .o get everything in >> 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. mr. cronkite: difficult? wally: vesicles. [beep] >> houston. roger.
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>> ok, the handle is off the -- 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. can reallyng: you throw things along way up. . mr. armstrong: is my pocket open buzz? : yes it is.
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it is not up against your suit, though. put it more toward the inside. mr. armstrong: that in the pocket? mr. aldrin: push down. got it? it is not all the way in. push it. there you go. armstronmr. armstrong: contingey sample is in the pocket. oxygen is 81%. i have no flags, and i'm in minimum flow. [beep] houston.s roger, neil.
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mr. aldrin: ok, i have the camera on that one frame a second. mr. armstrong: ok. 80%aldrin: and i have got oxygen. no flags. mr. armstrong: are you getting a tv picture now, houston? >> neil, yes we are getting a tv picture. (long pause) neil, this is houston. 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.
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>> ready for me to come out? mr. armstrong: yeah, just stand by a second. mr. cronkite: talk about being super casual. mr. cronkite: hope he doesn't get too casual. mr. aldrin: are you ready? mr. armstrong: ok. ok. you saw what difficulties i was having. i will try to watch from underneath. armstrong is going to try to help guide him from below.
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as he watches the 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. 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.
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helmet clears the -- 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. src is thee: the sample rock container? wally: it is the container box in which the rocks will be returned. mr. cronkite: this camera
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angle makes those steps look like they are vastly higher than they are. [laughter] what did he say? wally: make sure not to lock it. [laughter] step, i am on the top and i can look down and see you. mr. cronkite: here he comes. mr. armstrong: walking is very comfortable. you've got three more steps and then a long one. wally: i guess he expected the steps to compact a little
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more. but apparently there is one more step. mr. aldrin: i am on the fourth wronrung up. mr. armstrong: tomorrow. add another inch. you got it? mr. aldrin: that is a good step. yeah, about a three footer. mr. cronkite: look at that. mr. aldrin: beautiful. mr. armstrong: isn't that something? magnificent out here. mr. aldrin: magnificent desolation. mr. cronkite: like walking on a trampoline. oh, my. -- buzzs first words
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aldrin's first words -- beautiful view. >> got the secondary strut 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? aldrin: it is hard to tell whether it is a -- or iraq. armstrong: notice how you can kick it out. mr. aldrin: yeah, it bounces.
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mr. cronkite: look at this. [laughter] reaching down, fairly easy. getting my suit dirty at this stage. the mass of the backpack does have some effect in inertia. there is a slight tendency, i due to now, to backwards the soft, very soft texture.
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mr. armstrong: you are standing on a big rock there now. mr. cronkite: very shortly, armstrong is to take the camera out of that tray and move it out about 20 feet from the spacecraft so they have a view of the entire area. mr. aldrin: i wonder if it under the engine is rather rope hit -- where the probe hit. mr. armstrong: i think that is a good representation of the velocity down there.
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mr. aldrin: i see that probe strut. the minus-y mr. cronkite: following the flight plan and testing. can't say too much for the visibility. 30 dark. surface of a flat, rounded rock. >> incidentally, these rocks are surfaced.ry [beep]
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>> 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 detaching the camera, setting it up on a stand, then puts it back -- point it back in the entire lunar module. getting ready to move the tv camera to its panorama position. mr. cronkite: oh, the picture is inverted again. [laughter] aldrin: start to lose my
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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. armstrong: i have the insulation off the mesa now. mr. aldrin: got to be careful that you are leaning in the direction you want to go, 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?
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mr. armstrong: find a purple rock? mr. aldrin: yep. mr. cronkite: sounds so happy. just beaming over there. small.rin: very sparkly. some sort of -- ofe a first guess, some sort -- we will leave that to the further analysis. mr. cronkite: buzz aldrin's transmissions are not breaking up.
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mr. aldrin: quarter of an inch. mr. armstrong: ok, houston. i am going to change lenses on you. >> roger, neil. wally: they have three lenses, i believe. 90e-angle man millimeter. mr. armstrong: ok, houston. some if you are getting a picture. neal, this is houston, that is affirmative.
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>> good. mr. cronkite: look at the reflection on the surface. >> we'd like to a new over to the right. over. mr. armstrong: ok. mr. aldrin: that is all the cable we have. mr. cronkite: the director is still in 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
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further away. mr. armstrong: let's try it like that for a while. i will get a couple of panoramas with it here. >> roger. you look ok as far as systems go. you are going to fast on the panorama sweep. you will have to stop. mr. armstrong: i have not set it down yet. that is the first picture of the panorama. right there. >> roger. mr. armstrong: does that look a lot like you thought it might look . >> wally: yes it does. they are doing such a fine job. mr. armstrong: tell me if you got a picture, houston? >> we got a beautiful picture, neil.
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mr. armstrong: ok, i am going to move it. mr. aldrin: ok, here is another good one. >> ok, we've got that one. is rightrong: this one down-sun. i want to know if you can see the angular rock in the foreground. >> roger, we have a large rock foreground. looks like a much smaller rock a couple inches to the left of it. over. it aboutrong: beyond 10 feet is another larger rock. , the closest want to
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about sticking out, it is a foot and a half long, and about six inches thick. >> roger. mr. aldrin: ok, neil. i've got the table out and i have a bag deployed. view, neil. this 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 ,s a pair of elongated craters
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about 40 feet long and 20 feet across. probably six feet deep. we will probably get some more work in there later. [breeze blowing] s we see buzz. mr. armstrong: how is that for a final? >> for a final orientation, we'd like it took him left about five degrees. over. now, back to the right about half as much. mr. armstrong: ok. mr. aldrin: ok, that looks good there, neil.
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mr. armstrong: ok. >> one hour in seven minutes time expended. wally: looks like he is casually walking. >> incidentally, you can use the shadow the staff makes to assist you getting it perpendicular. wally: buzz is erecting the experiment now. mr. cronkite: the solar wind is
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something you feel against your cheek. mr. aldrin: it has stopped. maybe two or three inches. showed what the pictures when they pushed away a little bit. transmittede through the upper surface of the soil and about five or six inches that breaks loose and moses if it were -- moves as if it were caked on the surface, when in fact it really isn't. noticed in thei soft spots, where we have footprints nearly an inch deep that the soil is very cohesive. a slope of probably 70 degrees along the side of the footprints.
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>> 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. you've got to see the
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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. .his is armstrong wally: he can't believe it.
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>> get that part? >> that is the rock. wally: they are collecting now the rock samples. these are the ones they will it in a bag and then into the box, the vacuum box. >> you will have to extend that one. wally: looks like the core they are driving down. >> can't really film. columbia.a, this is houston. over.
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wally: they have got a core, a piece of pipe, in effect, that they attach onto the saddle. >> 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. houston, columbia on the high again. over. >> columbia, this is houston,
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reading you lot 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. >> i guess you're about the only person around that doesn't have tv coverage of the scene. flag, not the the core sample. [laughter] 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. 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.
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it is a three foot or five foot flag with a frame of its own to hold it up. >> do you need to call that end? over. mr. cronkite: seems like they ought to lay some music. [laughter] >> ok. mr. cronkite: looks like they are having a little trouble getting that into the surface.
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wally: lightly, he moves back. i think they are taking pictures of each other with the camera. yep, exactly what they are doing. the fast tourists -- the first tourists on the moon. mr. cronkite: from their description, sounds like i a place we would like to go to after all. magnificent desolation.
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different from the united. states desert. those on the surface think there is something about it. >> neil, this is houston. radio check. over. mr. armstrong: houston, loud and clear. mr. aldrin: loud and clear, houston. >> roger, buzz. wally: they can claim it for now, at least. claim it under the declaration of the united nations resolution which we all agreed to, that we would not claim them own or 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.
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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 that 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. make sure you've got your feet underneath you. [laughter]
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mr. cronkite: that powder. mr. aldrin: a fairly smooth stop. mr. cronkite: looks like it is getting pretty frisky up there. oh, beautiful. >> cut a little bit. seems like you forward ability is not quite as good.
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>> trying to see what they might see. mr. aldrin: it gets rather tiring. thismay be a function of suit as well as the lack of gravity force here. >> tranquility base, this is houston. can we get both of you in the frame, please? wally: i think we are going to have an announcement here.
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mr. armstrong: roger, we are about to get in the frame of the camera. mr. cronkite: yeah, i think something important is coming up. presidentd buzz, the of the united states is in the office now and what like to say something to you. over. armstrong: that would be an honor. >> go ahead, mr. president. this is houston come out. buzz.lo, neil and i am talking to you on telephone from the oval room in the white house. this has to be the most -- 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 too,, i am sure that they, joined with americans in recognizing what an immense feat this is.
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because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part world.s world -- man's 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 prayerse and one in our that you will return safely to earth. thank you, mr. president. it is a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the united and all the nations,
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and the interest and curiosity with a vision for the future. it is 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 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. t1-22, landmark i.d.,
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1102656. t211032 -- mr. cronkite: they are reading off the engineering data again. .110 thre340 riley: electrical storm in flagstaff, arizona has denied the picture of this lending to the people at the geological laboratory. lived on worked and this thing for years and now they are not getting the picture storm. of the electrical similarly, an electrical storm in falls church, virginia and college park them a maryland -- college park, maryland.
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mr. aldrin: it is very interesting to note that when i , 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 impact at ahem will distant -- to the south. [indiscernible] upon thependent traditional trajectory upwards from where already the particles
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are. >> roger, buzz. columbia, this is houston. request on the delta. on the delta over. >> just a zygote in just -- 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.
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the helmet actually get the shadow and then it takes a short adapt to my eyes to the conditions. >> visibility, as we've said before, is not too great. [indiscernible] mr. aldrin: after being out in he sun -- >> we can see you on the cable. >> ok. buzz fish your toe is still hope in it. mr. armstrong: that one? mr. aldrin: yes. ok, you are clear now. mr. armstrong: thank you. wally: new armstrong has the
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scoop for -- scoop for the bulk sample. >> they have about another hour and 25 minutes of activity fore it will be closed. they have an hour more on the scope. >> it has completely disappeared .ow >> i don't know what color to describe this other than a grayish-purple color. most of theering lighter part of the boot.
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very fine particles. buzz, this is houston p you are cutting out of the end of your transmissions -- 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. >> neil has been on the surface for an hour now. buzz, not quite 20 minutes
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less than that. >> in general, time spent in the shadow [indiscernible] inside the suit. but ais a difference tendency to be cooler than out in the sun. >> this is houston paired over. -- houston. over. >> one hour and a half expended
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on the's s as well. poss.]nded on the's this is houston. over. >> they are working on this rock sample. scoop up some of the rocks and put them in a bag that can be transferred. >> columbia, this is houston. over.
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you should have aos right about now. it will be 40 minutes and 15 seconds. >> you have to realize on the , 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 it drags itm and across the surface. >> averaging between 90 and 100.
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reports right on the predicted number of the btu units expended in energy. he thinks they are in great shape. contrastg around, the differs greatly by virtue of the -- [indiscernible] gray,y light colored around my color halo own shadow in the shadow of my helmet. contest becomes long.
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the color is still fairly light. a larger amount is looking toward us. the contest is not as big. surveying the area that we have , considerably darker. i imagine this is the -- [indiscernible]
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the same is true five survey around the area. it is generally a darker contents.
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>> for those of you trying to take chairs off of your television tube of these men on hints from cbs news photography department regarding this matter -- first of all, for those with simple cameras -- >> 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 is 30 to 35tion
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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 mine is the strat. -- minus z strat. >> if you have an adjustable a 56a, try a film with lens and a shutter speed at 130 seconds. >> you are directly opposite the latter. -- ladder.
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>> that is for black and white. 130,ening, speed of 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. >> they have been on the surface an hour and 10 minutes. mr. cronkite: between the lens it might eliminate the bar that we are getting across the
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screen. we don't see it with the eye but the camera operating at a speed will see it. >> we are now in the area of the strut. taking photographs. 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
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and photographing and looking at the condition on both sides. thecronkite: --is that 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. things indicate, wally, we will have more explosion in the future without the pain we have had with the old eva. i believe we are doing better. >> 40 minutes time expended on the poss now. doing better than anticipated and having more emotion than anticipated. is in the field.
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mr. cronkite: they have 15 rocks sealed for samples and these are the documented rocks, presumably, once they take up 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. thethey are getting specific documented samples. houston.ia, this is
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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. they were able to pick it up at quite a degree. it is on the southwest wall of the crater. roger. copy.
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echo decimal three and seven .ecimal six >> columbia, this is houston. while i am talking to you. and 19 or be at 111 ner, 1120523 paired over. 1120523. over. he sawnkite: he said
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-- itobject down below was on the rim of the crater and 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. much light onhat 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. it is a reflective
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surface from this angle, anyway. [indiscernible] >> you are breaking up again, buzz. jet deflector on ur seems to be more wrinkled than the one on quad one. it seems to have set up quite to the pictures in the part thehe lens that illuminate thermal effect much better than we can get them up here in the front. >> roger that. want to get some
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particular photographs of the --. >> ok. mr. cronkite: the associated press writer in the space station in houston has a wonderful lead on his story. am 3.78 at a time. mr. cronkite: he said they kept the whole world waiting while they dressed to go out. nce 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.
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>> roger. 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. has finished collecting and packing the rock sample. >> buzz, this is houston. have you removed the close-up camera? [indiscernible] negative, thank you.
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>> 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 --ghtlessness of the state spaceflight and now the weightlessness of the room. -- of the moon. on believable. they are all members of the club now. one of thee: 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
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half an hour slow and we are working on it. >> all right. 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 moons surface. -- 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. goodarify, you are in shape at this time. a phenomenal timeline. over.
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roger, i understand that. mr. cronkite: there is a seismometer experiment that they ande on the moon surface will send back for a. of time -- period of time reports on the impact of the moon's surface are any earthquakes. there is a prisonlike mirror that puts lasers on -- 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.
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that is a controlled beam of .ight to the moon there is a known time and the return of the light signal and we will get measurements of the wound's while and the earth -- moon's wobble and the earth was he wobble with those measurements -- earth's wobble with those measurements. >> slightly over an hour and 20 minutes. >> no abnormalities in the rim. that seems to be in good shape. the antennas are in place.
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problem no evidence of underneath or any drainage of any kind. >> roger that. lack ofry surprisingly penetration of all four of the foot beds. [indiscernible] that pipe is probably less than that. mr. cronkite: you can see the foot pads clearly and has sunk into the surface enough that there is a picture of them.
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this is at the bottom of the struts in which they landed. the fyt a picture of strut taking from the defense stage and we will able to see better what the upper effects are. they are to be quite minimal. mr. cronkite: they have slowly gotten the documented rock samples. and have 15 rock samples those would be the documented rocks and the documented rock samples are at the tail end of the series of experiments on the moon. >> what they said a while ago was -- mr. cronkite: he was talking about 15 samples of rocks and not 15 rocks.
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couldn't hear the transmission but the word that was transferred to me was 15 rocks. edging away or erosion of the surface. very is a large amount of fine dust particles moving out. there was reported beforehand that we would probably see guessing from the surface after unableshutdown but i was to buy that.
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mr. cronkite: they said the ceiling they have is they stick with two hours 40 minutes with the hatch open to the ceiling. if i had to take a wild guess, i would say that would be in a half-hour. just getting back in. getting in the angle, neil. >> yup, i think you are right. mr. cronkite: so far they had to played -- deployed the flag, that the rock samples, did the solar wind experiment, had the ceremony with president nixon
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with a stood at attention as good as they could in the suits as the president greeted them on the moon. they got a salute from the two men standing either side of the flag day deployed where you see to the right of the module. is the laser ranging reflector and get the documented sample of rocks. we still expect the lunar module. it has scientific value as well.
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go ahead, but. you get started take a photograph that when it starts moving again sideways just --.ual >> roger. >> is underneath the --
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>> we can see your feet sticking out from the -- >> i'm just on the other side of -- now we can see you through the structure. thehe bay contains scientific experiments to be left on the surface of them are -- of the moon. looks like they will stay up without any problem. houston, request high gain antenna. over? pick an area neil.
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175. roger that. >> they say everything looks fine.
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>> and our and a half of the lunar surface time for neil armstrong. >> the same time line as the earlier flight plan. they should begin climbing back into the module 21 minutes from now. armstrong follows 10 minutes later. >> -- is deployed manually?
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>> they have been on support systems for two hours now. mr. cronkite: this first walk on reports andn rather white house press secretary ron be expecteddent can to make a policy decision with days.tion to -- and 30-60 we heard from vice president agnew what seems to be a feeling it's not expressed that he will
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make the recommendation of going to mars. feet --out 60 >> that is neil armstrong to the left of the screen. >> have you got us a good area taped out? -- kicked out.
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>> about to put that -- there is no doubt they are in it. these quite rounded large --lders and -- talkingng to the others. out, it will be difficult to find a good level spot here. >> wouldn't that be a pretty good place?
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so mica couple of boy scouts looking for a place to -- on the other side of the break's rock -- on the other side of this rock. last --ld go around the left. >> they will be out out the camera setting up these experiments. >> can you make out what that
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is? [indiscernible] is --ing that i reported , thenk it's small craters craters where bb shot -- >> they think that is the solar wind experiment on a flat
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surface to it. unless we are looking out of the side arm. one of the things that is bothering me is that wind may very well blow that flak over. flag over. because we know won't have television on this mission. deploy theing to antenna on this flight. module to goar ahead and pass the picture.
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this is being transmitted to and antenna. experimentve the over now, i am having a little , it wants toulty move around on the outside. >> are you cutting out? know whether -- spote and go back to that --
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>> i don't think we have any complaint about the television on this one. this is the best spot of the tv camera. >> off to the lower left that bright and shiny surface on the left is the panel for the solar wind. [indiscernible]
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the alignment -- this care is a roundabout called a gnomon. so it is vertical at all times. to to have the proper resolution on the camera.
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they are coming up with an the bbe level, and that is in convex instead of con cave. over? do you think it looks level by eyeball go ahead. >> ok. >> looks like it is leveling and the curve is going up. it is on a leveling device on the seismometer.
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>> you know what is lacking is the huffing and puffing -- sounded like a locomotive. can.think i can, i think i houston, the right hand solar array deployed automatically. the left-hand i have to manually the -- bar at the end.
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we are on the ground now. >> i understand you did successfully deployed both solar rays, successfully, over. no way to know if that is lined up. >> these pictures look like some of those early movies of science fiction of the man on the moon, don't they? the whole thing looks like a movie.
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>> just before they started this wish i had shaved last night. you are in good shape subject to your concurrence with would , we to extend the duration will still give buzz at 10 minutes for heading in. tor current elapsed time is plus 12. got an extra 15 minutes on the surface. this about five minutes after 1:00 eastern
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daylight time. 2:12 is the time extended on the pss. >> could you give a photograph of the -- level? over? >> copy that. estimateime would you >> we should release the document and sample, over? documented sample? the bow is right in the middle now. >> he is talking about the
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bubble -- about 10 estimating minutes for the documenting -- seismiceployment of the , thatment and laser leaves only the documented rock sampling. terminate charging battery harvard -- bravo cap 111. >> might collins up there at columbia orbiting 59 miles overhead. constantly monitoring them.
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in the sense that they are alert and have been watching. things are going well. toyou have -- left now prior ,ommencing your eda terminating over? >> i understand. feels when youe see something like this, 10 minutes is a real letdown. earthhink all of us on , coming up 6:00 in europe and western europe
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feel the same way. there will never be a day like this again. , weranquility ace, -- base are observing a short. today. over? >> they are giving me a quick check. they are working -- i assume
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they are -- that's a sensitive seismometer. >> you have been on the surface for one hour 50 minutes so far. >> the thing about being on the , [indiscernible] time and-a-half on the planet?
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this could go overtime i guess. >> and old son comes to me, there should be a moonlight time, keep that moonwalk out of overtime. >> you can see them driving a core down now. he is hammering on a cross bar sampler,p of that core a piece of pipe driving it into
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the moon's surface. a buzz aldrin is collecting core tube sample. i hope you are watching how hard i have to feel this to get it in the ground. >> not as easy as it looks. i was thinking of the mohave desert. >> it almost looks wet. buzz said it almost looks wet. >> got it, sample. --i gather we have some
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mentioned the glare on the screen. for those who missed it that glare is the sun reflecting on what updated struts. >> on the right is the american flag. not much definition of the bars and stars. >> we did get some inquiries. >> the core toups provide ubes providetoup
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>> this is houston, you have approximately three minutes. roger, understand. columbia this is houston, one minute to go. [indiscernible] >> do you plan on commencing -- if so we will disable all -- two. negative that. >> were you able to record the
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tube samples we have taken? >> negative. there, right it .n the vicinity ubesfter you got the core and solar wind is there anything else you can throw into the box? don't be a letter bug. there is a lot they will leave on the surface, there is a
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lot they don't need to bring back with them. they don't want to way down the -- is a lot more than most people thought we would have. >> retrieving the solar wind experiment. that will be --. the stuff can be left on the to constantlyve pay for it in development and cost one and a
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quarter million dollars. two portable life-support systems. >> it's about for you to start your --. a half $1 million on two of the life-support systems. systemse life-support two hours and 20 minutes. to be balanced out by the rocks they are taking back, about one pound represents 500 pounds total wake -- weight.
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>> lunar appears to be picking up rocks. >> >> we see all of them right , they are getting ready shortly to climb up into the lunar module again. like to remind you of the startup camera before you the walk up. the camera is underneath the , i am picking up several pieces of the [indiscernible]. >> the environmental samples.
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>> not yet. >> i don't think we'll have time. >> the television camera, the estimate there is a quarter million dollars to half $1 million. dollars.ion >> this is one of the things we talked about, just that feeling. >> they talked about the fact that they were going to try to bring back 100 to 130 pounds of rock instead of bringing back this equipment. in houstonofficials said we know what an $11,000 camera looks like, but we don't know what a moon rock looks like. >> i guess we can make moonshine with that moon rock, is that it?
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okay, can you quickly stick this in my pocket, neil? and i will head up the ladder. open my pocket up? >> houston has been very with thier think, timeline of buzz going back up. i thought that the moment that they tried to get out a little early according to the timeline.
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>> anything more before i had up, bruce? >> negative, head up the ladder buzz. >> about as close to an order as i have heard. >> there, he just leaped up on the step. surface.the moon's no trouble getting up that step in the one-sixth gravity. the flag on the right. dot right above the horizon on the right is a phosphorus spot from the tv australia.n the -- aldrin and neil.
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aldrin has finished moon, climbing back into the lunar module. his commander, neil armstrong, we willnish his walk. see on of this historic walk television from a quarter million miles out in space. >> buzz, you are the first man to leave the moon. >> let's just hope that history records that three men made this trip, neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, and michael collins.
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i think neil armstrong would that.certainly to history should not simply record that the first man on the moon was neil >> ok, i'm heading on in. >> ok. >> neil has been on the surface a few minutes longer than two hours.
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approximately 20 minutes less than that. >> did the magazine go up on that sample return container als o? >> i've got half a gram magazine locked in now. >> roger that. of record ofa kind losing those film and camera magazines in space. don't want to lose any on the moon. leave the cameras, but not the pictures they took. worse than the disappointment of getting home from holiday and finding you didn't get the pictures of the kids with uncle
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ed or superman or whatever. >> 50 years ago on july 20, 1969, astronauts neil armstrong and buzz aldrin landed the lunar module on the moon while michael collins orbited the moon in the command module. watch american history tv on c-span3 this weekend for special apollo coverage commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch, wendy, and return of the apollo astronauts and spacecraft. ll shows aan ipsos po third of americans have a favorable view of the trump administration's efforts to create spaceport. near even split among all americans, there are significant differences when you look at the partisan breakdown. almost half of republicans see 's favorably, while under a quarter of democrats share that
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view. national security came in second behind monitoring earth's environment windows survey were asked to select priorities for u.s. space policy. you can find more at >> on newsmakers, congressman derek kilmer of washington state shared the select committee on the modernization of congress. he talks about his legislative priorities. on sunday at 10:00. you can listen online on the free c-span radio app app. john paul stevens died this week. withoctober, he spoke frank serving out about politics , the constitution, and gerrymandering.


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