Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Tranquility Base, little less than 10 minutes here. Everything looks good and we assume the steerable's in track mode AUTO.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. It is in track mode AUTO.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And both ED batteries are GO.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Tranquility, Houston. Roger.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Neil, I'm reading you on VHF. You sound good.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Yes sir. Couldn't be better. It's just purring along.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

ATT translation, four jets. Balance couple ON.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

TTCA jets, PROP PUSHBUTTON RESET, ABORT, ABORT STAGE RESET.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

DEADBAND, MINIMUM. ATT CONTROL to MODE CONTROL; MODE CONTROL, AUTO, both.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. We're standing by for 2 minutes to—for the guidance steering in the AGS.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. You're looking good to us.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Guidance steering in the AGS.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Key moment The Eagle lifts off from the Moon: Okay. MASTER ARM ON.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

9, 8, 7, 6, 5, abort stage, engine arm ascent, proceed.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

… Beautiful.

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Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

26, 36 feet per second up. Be advised of the pitchover. Very smooth. Balance couple, OFF. Very quiet ride. There's that one … on now.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. Request manual start override.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. One minute and you're looking good.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

A very quiet ride, just a little bit of slow wallowing back and forth. Not very much thruster activity.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

700, 150 up, beautiful. 9000. PGNS AGS agrees within a foot per second.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. You're looking good at 2. PGNS, AGS, and MSFN all agree.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And that's a thousand, 170 up, beautiful. 14 000. And a foot per second again, AGS to PGNS.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

S band looks like it's holding good, Houston.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. We concur. It's great.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. You're GO at 3 minutes. Everything's looking good.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Coming up to, … to the right.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

— this is H dot MAX now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

We're going right down U.S. 1.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Eagle, Houston. Four minutes; you're going right down the track. Everything's great.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Now we got—got Sabine off to our right now.