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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.

Identifier

NASM.2020.0014

Processing Information

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

Creator

National Broadcasting Company

Date

1969

Provenance

Ryan Watkins, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0014

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 vinyl disc audio recording)

Summary

This collection is in English.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

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.

Genre/Form

Sound recordings

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Astronautics
Apollo 11 Flight
Radio broadcasts

Citation

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

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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