Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand, Neil. Next topic, as—just after landing, you pointed out that there was a hill to the west along the plus Z axis from the LM. Are there any large rocks in that direction that might block the solar ray during the sunset—as sunset approaches in your locality—Are there any large rocks that might tend to obscure the ray? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

No. I don't believe so, I think that it's—It's about as level as any other areas that we chose.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

There's nothing large, anyway, that's going to get in the way.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy. That's also the way it appeared from the television, I think. And now the final question. You commented, Neil, that on your approach to the landing spot, you had passed over a football field sized crater containing rather large blocks of solid rock perhaps 10 to 15 feet in size. Can you estimate the distance to this football sized crater from your present position? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I thought we'd be close enough so that when we got outside we could see its rim back there but I couldn't. But I don't think that we're more than a half mile beyond it. That is a half mile west of it.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. So you estimate your present position less than half a mile approximately west of this large crater. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Okay. Well, that takes care of the questions from our geologists for tonight, and unless you have something else, that'll be all for—from us for the evening. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Tranquility Base, Houston. We've now collected all the ranging data that we can use, and you can go back to caution and warning ENABLE. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Two more verifications, here. Can you—will you verify that the disk with messages was placed on the surface as planned, and also that the items listed in the flight plan—all of those listed there were jettisoned. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

That's—All that's verified.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you, and I hope this will be a final good night.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay.

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