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The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) long-term plan for lunar exploration. Apollo 11 (16 July - 24 July 1969) was the fourth crewed flight of the program and the first crewed landing on the moon. The mission objectives were to "perform a manned lunar landing and return; conduct scientific experiments; [and] collect soil and rock samples for return to Earth." The three-person crew, Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) accomplished all mission objectives. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility at 3:17pm on July 20, 1969, and, six hours later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon at 9:55pm. The two men spent two hours outside the lunar module and gathered 21kg of lunar samples before lifting off at 12:54am July 21, 1969, to rendezvous with Collins.



Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.


National Broadcasting Company




Ryan Watkins, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0014


0.05 Cubic feet (1 vinyl disc audio recording)


This collection is in English.


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Sound recordings

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one 12 inch vinyl disc audio recording entitled 3000 Days: Man's Epic Journey to the Moon, produced by Dave Osburn, NBC Cleveland. The disc contains the coverage of the Apollo 11 mission as broadcast by WKYC Radio (NBC) to northern Ohio, and is narrated by Virgil Dominic, NBC News in Cleveland. The recording was distributed through the Ohio Savings Association.


Sound recordings


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Topics Astronautics
Apollo 11 Flight
Radio broadcasts


3000 Days: Man's Epic Journey to the Moon [Apollo 11] Audio Recording, NASM.2020.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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