Apollo 11
As They Shot It

www.nytimes.com | 7/20/2019 | Staff
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Hey, Buzz?



How would you like the camera?



All right, Buzz, here’s one Hasselblad for you.


Have we got any daylight? I can’t see outside at all.


Nothing yet.


Hasselblad - Settings

Let’s get into the Hasselblad, get the right settings on it.



We ought to be coming out into the daylight here in a little bit.


Jesus Christ, look at that horizon!


Isn’t that something?

Goddamn, that’s pretty! This is unreal. I’d forgotten.


Get a picture of that.

Ooh, sure, I will.

Hasselblad - Has - Anybody - Hasselblad - Floating

I’ve lost a Hasselblad. Has anybody seen a Hasselblad floating by? It couldn’t have gone very far, big son of a gun like that.



It’s too late for sunrise, anyway.



Ah! Here it is.

Find it?



Aft - Bulkhead

It was floating in the aft bulkhead.


Horizon - Man - Look

I got a little horizon. Man, look at that!


Fantastic - Conception - Way - Thing - Low-pressure

Fantastic. I have no conception of where we’re pointed or which way we are or a crapping thing, but it’s a beautiful low-pressure cell out here.


Let - Sure

Now, how we doing checklist-wise? Let’s make sure we don’t **** up and forget.


Apollo - Houston - Minute - Ignition - Everything

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Slightly less than one minute to ignition, and everything is go.



There we go. Thrust.

Ignition! Call it at 15.

Ignition - OK

Ignition. O.K.



Hey, Houston, Apollo 11. That Saturn gave us a magnificent ride.

Roger - Way

Roger, 11. We’ll pass that on. And it certainly looks like you are well on your way now.


OK - Houston

O.K., Houston, we’re about to sep.





Flies - Spacecraft - Simulator

Flies like a spacecraft instead of a simulator. Hope that’s good.

Sure beautiful. I hope you got some pictures, Buzz.


I can’t get much with the Hasselblad. That window’s no good, I’m afraid.


Stand by, we’re closing.


That wasn’t the smoothest docking I’ve ever done.

Well, it felt good from here.


Hi - Houston - Apollo - Miles

Hi, Houston, Apollo 11. How many miles out do you have us now?

We have you — stand by, Buzz. Roughly about 50,000. Stand by.


It’s a beautiful sight.


OK - Houston - Earth - Bit - Bit

O.K., Houston. You suppose you could turn the Earth a little bit so we could get a little bit more than just...
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