Apollo+40: 11 Approaches the Moon

As was customary, soon after Mission Control awoke the Apollo 11 crew to begin their day, the CAPCOM radioed up some news. Both of these are amusing:

72:29:46 (CAPCOM): Okay. First off, it looks like it’s going to be impossible to get away from the fact that you guys are dominating all the news back here on Earth. Even Pravda in Russia is headlining the mission and calls Neil, “The Czar of the Ship.”

72:31:35 (CAPCOM): Even the kids at camp got into the news when Mike Jr. [son of CMP Mike Collins] was quoted as replying “yeah” when somebody asked him if his daddy was going to be in history. Then after a short pause he asked, “What is history?”

About 3-1/2 hours until lunar orbit insertion…


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