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The AvGeeks 41m
22:37:13 EST Collins asks CAPCOM about the astronauts’ families. “All the wives and kids in one piece?” CAPCOM: “All the gals are having a little party tonight, as far as I know.”
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22:33:00 EST The astronauts play music that Armstrong brought for the trip, ‘Music Out of the Moon.’ Listen:
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The AvGeeks 3h
20:08:16 EST The astronauts begin a TV broadcast. They show how they packaged the lunar samples and demonstrate how they’ve been eating on the mission. Watch:
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The AvGeeks 5h
Rest in Peace, Mr. Kraft.
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The AvGeeks 6h
17:20:00 EST “Collins: Nice to sit here and watch the Earth getting larger and larger and the Moon smaller and smaller.” is now 188,896 miles from Earth.
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15:01:57 EST The crew performs a short burn to correct their course, making a small adjustment to their flight path. The ship is slowly building velocity.
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The AvGeeks 9h
14:02:00 EST is now 196,974 miles from Earth.
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The AvGeeks 11h
12:39:23 EST The spacecraft crosses the equigravisphere, leaving the Moon’s sphere of influence and entering Earth’s. It’s now 200,081 miles from Earth.
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The AvGeeks 11h
12:19:11 EST The astronauts are awake after a long rest period.
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The AvGeeks 21h
02:40:24 EST The astronauts begin their evening rest period. They have already travelled almost 10,000 miles away from the Moon.
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The AvGeeks 23h
00:36:00 EST is now 1,926 miles away from the Moon.
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The AvGeeks 23h
23:55:44 EST Collins performs the Trans-Earth Injection burn, which will position for its return trip to Earth. The astronauts take photos as they begin the trip home.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
18:43:05 EST Columbia jettisons Eagle.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
18:17:00 EST Aldrin and Armstrong are now both back in the CSM.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
16:52:08 EST Collins removes the hatch between Columbia and Eagle and the astronauts begin passing items from the LM back into the CSM, including lunar samples.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
16:35:00 EST Eagle docks with Columbia.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
Earth rise is visible in the later photos in the series.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
As Eagle approaches Columbia, Collins begins taking a series of photos.
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
Collins: “It really looked great to see the LM coming up from the surface. For the first time, I had the feeling that that son of a gun was really going to get there in one piece.”
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The AvGeeks Jul 21
15:53:23 EST Armstrong and Aldrin catch site of Columbia for the first time.
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