FLOWN Apollo 11 Flight Plan, Page 3-35/36, Armstrong notes, LM Inspect
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FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET–THE FIRST INSPECTION OF EAGLE.
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16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

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FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET–THE FIRST INSPECTION OF EAGLE. FLOWN Apollo 11 Flight Plan, Page 3-35/36, Armstrong notes, LM Inspect
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FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET–THE FIRST INSPECTION OF EAGLE.
Apollo 11 Flight Plan, pp 3-35/3-36, a single sheet printed recto and verso, NASA/MSC, July 1, 1969, 10 ½ by 8 inches, annotated in pencil and ink by Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins.

The flown flight plan sheet defining the timeline for the first inspection of the lunar lander, with comments and notes made by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins during the flight.
Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed by Buzz Aldrin, which reads in part: "Enclosed with this letter is a sheet numbered 3-35 and 3-36 from the Apollo 11 Flight Plan, Part No. SKB32100080-350, S/N 1001. It is part of the entire document that was carried to the Moon in Command Module Columbia during the first lunar landing mission. This sheet is from the detailed timeline section and covers hours 56 through the beginning of hour 58 in the mission. It contains extensive notes made during the flight by Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and myself.
Page 3-35 outlines the initial check out of Lunar Module Eagle. I moved over to the LM first. Mike Collins recorded the roll calibration angle of
'+2.05.' Prior to Neil Armstrong entering the LM, he wrote in the right side column: 'Bring Back - Surface [check] List, Mission Rules, DPS/APS, Limit Cue Cards.' These were manuals and other items that we would be using during the first lunar landing. Mike Collins assisted us during this period by checking off each line item as they happened. Mike also recorded that the verification of the 16mm camera operation was 'deleted by MCC' and crossed out that step.
Page 3-36 has Neil and I spending one more hour in the LM while Mike runs a P(rogram) 52 IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) alignment. He drew his own data box and recorded:
'Stars #31 & #35, .00001, +.00111, +.00128, -.00014 @ 57:26.' The decimal numbers were the REFSMMAT or Reference Stable Member Matrix values which were obtained at 57 hours and 26 minutes into our flight. Mike also wrote 'S/V update' near the 57 hour and 30 minute mark of the timeline along with the two check marks."
Aldrin states that the Flight Plan was perhaps single most important document related to the success of the Apollo 11 mission. On page 3-35 he has written: "Carried to the Moon on Apollo XI, Buzz Aldrin." A copy of the flight plan cover is included.
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