Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. That's affirmative. And there isn't any way of telling whether that's lined up. I'm getting in the way; maybe I can get down here.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Neil, how does that appear to be pointing?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We've been looking at your consumables, and you're in good shape. Subject to your concurrence, we'd like to extend the duration of the EVA 15 minutes from nominal. We will still give Buzz a hack at 10 minutes for heading in. Your current elapsed time is 2 plus 12. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. If you're still in the vicinity of the PSE, could you get a photograph of the ball level? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Right. We'll get a photograph of that. Houston, what time would you estimate we could allow for the documented sample? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Oh, shoot. Would you believe the ball is right in the middle now?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Wonderful. Take a picture before it moves.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. We're estimating about 10 minutes for the documented sampling. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, Columbia, this is Houston. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Go ahead, Houston. Columbia.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Like you to terminate charging battery Bravo at 111 plus 15. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. You've got about 10 minutes left now prior to commencing your EVA termination activities. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Tranquility Base, this is Houston. The passive seismic experiment has been uncaged and we're observing short period oscillations in it. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I hope you're watching how hard I have to hit this into the ground, to the tune of about 5 inches, Houston.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute, you cut the cable again.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

All right, Neil and Buzz, this is Houston. We'd like you to —

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Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. We'd like you all to get two core tubes and the solar wind experiment; two core tubes and the solar wind. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. While I'm getting the next one, maybe you can—… away the box a little bit.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. You have approximately 3 minutes until you must commence your EVA termination activities. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Approximately 1 minute to LOS. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

And, do you plan on commencing your sleep on the backside this pass? If so, we'll disable uplink to you while we're talking to the LM. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, were you able to record the documentary way where the two core tube samples were taken?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I didn't get a stereopair of those two, but they are right in the vicinity of the solar wind.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. After you've got the core tubes and the solar wind, anything else that you can throw into the box would be acceptable.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

They're both good caps on …

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And, you want to pick up some stuff, and I'll —

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

— Move the solar wind in.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. It's about time for you to start your EVA closeout activities.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. That's in progress.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil and Buzz, this is Houston. We'd like to remind you of the closeup camera magazine before you start up the ladder, Buzz.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Got that over with you, Neil?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

No, the closeup camera's underneath the MESA. I'll have to pick it up with the prong. I'm picking up several pieces of really vesicular rock out here, now.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You didn't get anything in those environmental samples, did you?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Well, I don't think we'll have time.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Neil and Buzz. Let's press on with getting the closeup camera magazine and closing out of the sample return container. We're running a little low on time.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Can you quickly stick this in my pocket, Neil, and I'll head on up the ladder?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I'll hold it. You open the packet up.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

… that'd kill us. Just hold it right there. Okay. Let the pocket go.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Anything more before I head on up, Bruce?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Negative. Head on up the ladder, Buzz.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

How are you coming, Neil?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Did you get that solar wind rolled up there, Buzz?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Right. That's it right there.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Think you can reach the—reach this hook that's hanging over here? You might entertain the idea of sending up the second one that way.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Get the film off of that.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I will. Get that up now.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I'm heading on in.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And I'll get the LEC all ready for the rock box.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Did the Hasselblad magazine go up on that sample return container also?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I've got the Hasselblad magazine hooked to the SRC now, yes.

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Spoken on July 21, 1969, 4:48 a.m. UTC (50 years, 1 month ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

How are you doing, Buzz?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

About ready to send up the LEC?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. That's got it clear.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Oh. Uh—oh. The camera came off. I mean the film pack came off.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Just ease it down now. Don't pull so hard on it. All right, let it go.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

While you're getting that, I've got to get the camera.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. This—This one's in. No problem.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Stand by a second.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Request an EMU check. Over.