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Apollo 11 Onboard Audio Highlights
July 15, 2009

(These are not necessarily major milestones of the mission but are some of the more interesting and clearly recorded conversations the crew members had among themselves as the mission progressed.)

Highlight clip 1 (mission time: 1:24-1:29, tape 11-03302)
As the crew members complete their first orbit of Earth after launch, they talk about the beauty of the planet below.

Highlight clip 2 (mission time: 003:03:48-003:04:00, tape 11-03348)
The crew members debate the color of the moon before, and after, they fire Columbia's engines to enter lunar orbit.

Highlight clip 3 (mission time: 003:04:03-003:04:16, tape 11-03348)
After entering lunar orbit, the crew members are amazed at the lunar terrain as they fly 60 miles above the back side of the moon and await Earthrise and to resume communications with Mission Control.

Highlight clip 4 (mission time: 004:03:42-004:03:47, tape 11-03352)
As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepare to depart for the lunar surface in the lunar module Eagle, Mike Collins, in the command module Columbia, bids them farewell ... and tells them to take it easy.

Highlight clip 5 (mission time: 005:04:21-005:04:33, tape 11-03330)
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lift off from the moon to rejoin Mike Collins in lunar orbit.

Apollo 11 Onboard Audio for Major Events

Launch July 16, 08:32:00 am 00:00:00 11-03302 (begins 26 minutes after launch)
Translunar injection 11:16:16 am 02:44:16 11-03301 (begins at 02:43 MET)
CSM-LM docking 11:56:03 am 03:24:03 11-03301 (ends at 03:24 MET)
Lunar orbit insertion July 19, 12:21:50 pm 3/03:49:50 11-03348 (3/03:39 - 3/04:16 MET)
CSM-LM separation July 20, 01:11:53 pm 4/04:39:53 11-03343 (ends at 4/04:32 MET)
Lunar landing 03:17:40 pm 4/06:45:40 11-03353 (4/06:31 - 4/06:48 MET)
Begin EVA 09:39:33 pm 4/13:07:33 No audible recording
First step on surface 09:56:15 pm 4/13:24:15 No audible recording
Lunar liftoff July 21, 12:54:01 pm 5/04:22:01 11-03330
LM-CSM docking 04:34:00 pm 5/08:03:00 11-03329 (ends at 5/08:59)
Transearth injection 11:54:42 pm 5/15:23:42 11-03321
Splashdown July 24, 11:50:35 am 8/03:18:35 No audible recording
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