Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Buzz Aldrin's Apollo notes go on sale

Posted on Monday, 18 March, 2013 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: NASA

 
Notes that Aldrin used during Apollo 11's descent on to the lunar surface in 1969 are to be sold off.

The notes include technical instructions as well as a second-by-second account of the final moments of the historic landing. Among them can be found the first words ever spoken by someone on the Moon, "contact light", which Aldrin uttered to indicate that the lander has touched down. The notes can be sold thanks to a recent change in the law which allows Apollo astronauts to retain legal ownership of items they kept from their missions.

In a letter accompanying the sheets, Aldrin describes how dramatic the final approach was. "We were behind on flight tasks due to the distractions caused by the alarms," he wrote. "At about 500 feet above the lunar surface, Neil Armstrong entered the commands to manually fly Eagle to the lunar surface with computer support. Mission Control radioed we had '60 seconds' of fuel remaining. Then '30 seconds' rang in our headsets."

"The notes were part of Aldrin's own manual used while Armstrong piloted the Lunar Module Eagle towards the Moon in 1969."

  View: Full article

 Source: Telegraph


  Discuss: View comments (4)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Hilander on 17 March, 2013, 14:44
That must be a tense moment at the point of contact with the Lunar surface.
Comment icon #2 Posted by freetoroam on 17 March, 2013, 14:57
That must be a tense moment at the point of contact with the Lunar surface. Bit of a squeezy bum time I reckon! I would like to think a museum will buy it and not some rich man who will frame it and put it up to show his elite guests, the public should have access to these things.
Comment icon #3 Posted by CRYSiiSx2 on 19 March, 2013, 23:58
Are his notes about aliens included?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters on 25 March, 2013, 14:29
Update - Buzz Aldrin Refutes Space Sale, Is Keeping Moon Memorabilia http://www.space.com/20364-buzz-aldrin-apollo-11-auction.html


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5909682
254275
167278

 
UFO dossier may be released after UK election
5-22-2017
A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future.
Who was Leonardo da Vinci's mystery mother?
5-22-2017
An Oxford University professor believes he may have pieced together the identity of Leonardo's mother.
Astronauts to undertake emergency spacewalk
5-22-2017
The two-hour spacewalk, which is set to take place on Tuesday, will aim to repair a broken data relay box.
Man finds Viking treasure with metal detector
5-21-2017
Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts.
Other news in this category
Astronauts to undertake emergency spacewalk
Posted 5-22-2017 | 8 comments
The two-hour spacewalk, which is set to take place on Tuesday, will aim to repair a broken data relay box....
 
New Horizons will reach MU69 in January 2019
Posted 5-21-2017 | 0 comments
Following its groundbreaking flyby of Pluto, the probe is now on its way to another Kuiper Belt object....
 
Elon Musk could actually beat NASA to Mars
Posted 5-17-2017 | 15 comments
The SpaceX CEO has a timetable for getting to Mars that could edge out NASA's manned mission schedule....
 
Has evidence of the multiverse been found ?
Posted 5-17-2017 | 13 comments
A 'cold spot' that has puzzled scientists for years could be the point where two universes collided....
 
Exoplanet Proxima b has a 'stable climate'
Posted 5-16-2017 | 4 comments
Scientists have been trying to work out what the weather might be like on this recently discovered world....
 
NASA scraps manned Orion-SLS launch plan
Posted 5-15-2017 | 9 comments
The US space agency has decided against placing astronauts aboard its new rocket on its first launch....
 
Clouds, water vapor found on exoplanet
Posted 5-14-2017 | 8 comments
Astronomers have been analyzing the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet located 430 light years away....
 
Physicists clash over Big Bang controversy
Posted 5-13-2017 | 14 comments
Some of the world's most respected scientists have penned an open later in response to a recent article....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ