Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 23, 1969: Preparing for Landing

Space.com | 7/23/1969 | Elizabeth Howell
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Click unmute on the video above hear mission audio from Flight Day 8 of the Apollo 11 mission and listen to over 50 minutes of audio in the video from NASA below.

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Fifty years ago today (July 23), the Apollo 11 crew rested from their lunar escapades, filmed a television broadcast in which they reflected on their journey, and prepared to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere and return home.

Mission - Apollo - Crew - Challenge - Earth

Most of the mission was behind them, but the Apollo 11 crew still faced the challenge of getting back to Earth. Neil Armstrong (commander), Michael Collins (command module pilot) and Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) had one last full day in space before a planned splashdown in the Pacific Ocean the next day.

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Apollo - Day - Preparations - Landing - Television

The Apollo 11 crew spent mostly a quiet day resting up and making preparations for the landing, but they did do a live television broadcast that evening where they reflected upon their journey # the first moon landing in the eyes of the many who watched.

"A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the moon," said commander Neil Armstrong in the broadcast, referring...
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