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Sounds from Apollo 11
"We have a liftoff":
Commentary: Thirty seconds and counting. Astronauts report it feels good. T-25 seconds. Twenty seconds and counting. T-15 seconds, guidance is internal. 12, 11, 10, 9 ... ignition sequence start ... 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 ... All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff ... 32 minutes past the hour, liftoff on Apollo 11. Tower clear.

Armstrong: OK, we've got a roll program.

Commentary: Neil Armstrong reporting the roll and pitch program whitch puts Apollo 11 on a proper heading.

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Saturn V rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 Image left: Smoke and flames signal the opening of a historic journey as the Saturn V clears the launch pad. Click for larger image. Photo credit: NASA

"The Eagle has landed":
Aldrin: Altitude-velocity light. 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward … forward. Coming down nicely. 200 feet, 4 1/2 down. 5 1/2 down. 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. That's good. 120 feet. 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Okay. 75 feet. There's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.

Mission control: 60 seconds [of fuel remaining].

Aldrin: Lights on ... Down 2 1/2. Forward. Forward. Good. 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Kicking up some dust. 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. Faint shadow. 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. Okay. Down a half.

Mission Control: 30 seconds [of fuel remaining].

Armstrong: Forward drift?

Aldrin: Yes. Okay. Contact light. OK, engine stop.

Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Mission Control: Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.

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"One Small Step":
Armstrong: OK, I'm going to step off the LEM ]Lunar Module] now. That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

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