FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET.
ALDRIN AND COLLINS RECORD FLIGHT DATA AND NOTES, AS NEIL ARMSTRONG NARRATES AND DIRECTS TV SHOWING THE EARTH FROM SOME 130,000 MILES OUT IN SPACE.
Flown Apollo 11 Flight Plan sheet, page 3-23/3-24, a single sheet printed recto and verso. NASA/MSC, July 1, 1969. 8 x 10½ inches. Extensive notations by Aldrin and status checks by Collins. With a Typed Letter Signed by BUZZ ALDRIN.
During this period of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew sent a live television transmission to Earth which was broadcast by the commercial television networks and distributed to the rest of the world.
BUZZ ALDRIN'S signed provenance letter reads in part: "During the events on page 3-23, we were in PTC or Passive Thermal Control. This was a means to evenly distribute the heat from sunlight shinning on our CSM/LM docked combination. We simply rotated around the common axis that passed through both the CSM and LM. We stopped this PTC for the schedule TV transmission to Earth. Just before the scheduled TV, I recorded: 'Exit w/ proc. in, R-261, P-090, 000, HG P+28, Y271' which was the new attitude for our spacecrafts and pointing instructions for the high gain antenna. We were some 130,000 nautical miles from the earth, moving away at over 3,000 feet per second. Commander Neil Armstrong narrated most of our television transmission which featured views of the Earth. We then provided the viewers a tour of the Command Module showing various instrument panels, computer read-outs, and other equipment. Mike Collins then made the three left-handed check marks denoting the completion of our carbon dioxide filter change.
On page 3-24, we had our evening meal and I checked-off over 15 items on our Presleep Checklist and crossed-out four others. I then recorded the radiation exposure values of: 'CDR 11005, CMP 10006, LMP 09007.' The last item I did was to complete the Onboard Readout data block by entering: '37.1, 37.1, 37.1' for the battery values and '82, 84, 85, 87' for the RCS A, B, C, D values.
This page has been in my private collection since 1969. I have written on page 3-23: 'Flown to the Moon' and signed that page. Additionally, I have written on page 3-24: 'Carried to the Moon on Apollo XI' and signed it along the bottom part of that page."
A copy of the flight plan cover is included.