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Click unmute on the video above hear mission audio from Flight Day 5 - Moon Landing Day - of the Apollo 11 mission and listen to over 50 minutes of audio in the video from NASA below.
After what must surely have been an exciting day, Apollo 11 moonwalkers Neil Armstrong (commander) and Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) were told to sleep around 4:25 a.m. They had just spent about 2.5 hours walking on the surface of the Sea of Tranquility and also fielding geology questions from an eager Mission Control, back on Earth. Armstrong slept in a hammock on the hatch and engine cover, while Aldrin slept on the floor.
Command - Module - Columbia - Pilot - Michael
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