Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apollo 11 Flight Journal

And if you want the transcripts before launch of the Apollo 11 go here.
PAO: ...2, 1, zero, all engine running, LIFT-OFF!

[Public Affairs Officer Jack King, whose coolness is legendary, finally succumbs to the tension and is clearly heard to say "all engine running" instead of "all engines running".]

PAO: We have a lift-off, 32 minutes past the hour. Lift-off on Apollo 11.

000:00:04 Armstrong: Roger. Clock.

PAO: Tower cleared.

[As planned, control of the flight now passes from the Launch Control Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida to the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas. There, communication with the crew is handled by an astronaut sitting at the CapCom console; in this case, Bruce McCandless. The PAO also switches, and Jack King relinquishes the commentary to the Houston PAO, whose voice is heard from now on.]

000:00:13 Armstrong: Roger. We got a roll program.

000:00:15 McCandless: Roger. Roll. [Long pause.]

PAO: Neil Armstrong reporting their roll and pitch program which puts Apollo 11 on a proper heading. Plus 30 seconds.

000:00:34 Armstrong: Roll's complete and the pitch is programming. [Pause.]

000:00:44 Armstrong: One Bravo. (Long pause.)

PAO: One Bravo is a abort control mode.

PAO: Altitude's 2 miles.

000:01:02 McCandless: Apollo 11, Houston. You're good at 1 minute.

000:01:06 Armstrong: Roger. [Long pause.]

PAO: Down range 1 mile, altitude 3, 4 miles now. Velocity 2,195 feet per second.

PAO: We're through the region of maximum dynamic pressure now.

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