Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. My window's cleared. I'm going to go to turn my cooling up a little bit.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. My window's clear.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

All RCU windows are clear. And suit circuit is 42—43. And I got ascent pressure light, a VF light, and a ECS light.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And we've got a water separater light. Hold it and I'll check.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And I'll look at your cabin fan 1 circuit breaker, and you look at glycol secondary.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I've got good cooling now.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Glycol pump secondary circuit breaker open?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I can see that. I have to lean this way.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. PGNS radar circuit breaker's open.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Well, I'm looking head on at it. I'll get it.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Let's get your antenna.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You'll have to fix my antenna.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

About ready to go down and get some Moon rock?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

My antenna's out. Okay. Now we're ready to hook up the LEC here.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. That should go down with no twists at all. Put the bag up this way, that's even. Neil, are you hooked up to it?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Yes. Okay. Now we need to hook this.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Your back is up against the purse. All right. Now it's on top of the DSKY. Forward and up; now you are clear. Little bit toward me. Straight down, to your left a little bit. Plenty of room. Neil, you're lined up nicely. Toward me a little bit, down. Okay. Now you're clear. You're catching the first hinge on the bottom.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. Move, here roll to the left. Okay. Now you're clear. You're lined up on the platform. Put your left foot to the right a little bit. Okay. That's good. Roll left, Good.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. You're not quite squared away. Roll to the—roll right a little. Now you're even.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

That's good. You've got plenty of room to your left. It's a little close on the ***

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Do you want those bags?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Houston, I'm on the porch.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, Columbia, this is Houston. One minute and 30 seconds to LOS. All systems GO. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Stay where you are a minute, Neil.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Need a little slack?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

You need more slack, Buzz?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

No. Hold it just a minute.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Everything's nice and straight in here.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Can you pull the door open a little more?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Did you get the MESA out?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'm going to pull it now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, the MESA came down all right.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

This is Houston, Roger. We copy. And we're standing by for your TV.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, this is Neil. Radio check.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Loud and clear. Break. Break. Buzz, this is Houston. Radio check, and verify TV circuit breaker in.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger, TV circuit breaker's in, and read you five square.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're getting a picture on the TV.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You got a good picture, huh?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

There's a great deal of contrast in it, and currently it's upside down on our monitor, but we can make out a fair amount of detail.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Will you verify the position—the opening I ought to have on the camera?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. Neil, we can see you coming down the ladder now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. I just checked getting back up to that first step, Buzz. It's—not even collapsed too far, but it's adequate to get back up.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

It takes a pretty good little jump.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. F/2—1/160th second for shadow photography on the sequence camera.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Key moment One small step…: I'm at the foot of the ladder. The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. Down there, it's very fine.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'm going to step off the LM now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

And the—the surface is fine and powdery. I can—I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. We're copying.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

There seems to be no difficulty in moving around as we suspected. It's even perhaps easier than the simulations at one sixth g that we performed in the various simulations on the ground. It's actually no trouble to walk around. Okay. The descent engine did not leave a crater of any size. It has about 1 foot clearance on the ground. We're essentially on a very level place here. I can see some evidence of rays emanating from the descent engine, but a very insignificant amount.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay, Buzz, we ready to bring down the camera?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I'm all ready. I think it's been all squared away and in good shape.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. You'll have to pay out all the LEC. It looks like it's coming out nice and evenly.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. It's quite dark here in the shadow and a little hard for me to see that I have good footing. I'll work my way over into the sunlight here without looking directly into the Sun.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I think you're pulling the wrong one.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'm just—Okay. I'm ready to pull it down now. There was still a little bit left in the -

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Don't hold it quite so tight.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Looking up at the LM, I'm standing directly in the shadow now looking up at Buzz in the window. And I can see everything quite clearly. The light is sufficiently bright, backlighted into the front of the LM, that everything is very clearly visible,

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I'm going to be changing the ***

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay.

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Spoken on July 21, 1969, 2:49 a.m. UTC (50 years, 1 month ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

The camera is installed on the RCU bracket, and I'm storing the LEC on the secondary strut.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'll step out and take some of my first pictures here.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Neil, we're reading you loud and clear. We see you getting some pictures and the contingency sample.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Did you copy about the contingency sample? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. I'm going to get to that just as soon as I finish these picture series.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Going to get the contingency sample there, Neil.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. The contingency sample is down and it's ***. Looks like it's a little difficult to dig through the initial crust.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

This is very interesting. It's a very soft surface, but here and there where I plug with the contingency sample collector, I run into a very hard surface, but it appears to be very cohesive material of the same sort. I'll try to get a rock in here. Just a couple.