Neil’s partner on the Moon, Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., was next out the hatch. Buzz said, "Be sure not to lock it on my way out." On the surface, Neil says "Isn’t that something? Magnificent sight out here." Buzz replys:
40 years ago today, the Apollo 11 mission successfully completed the first lunar landing. This is the audio from 102 hours and 11 minutes into the mission, just prior to touchdown.
Charlie Duke in Houston talks to Michael Collins in the command module and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the lunar lander.
The full transcript is here: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.landing.html
In Mission To Mars, astronaut Buzz Aldrin lays out his plans for getting Americans on Mars by 2035.
To mark the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing in July 1969, Buzz Aldrin relives the dangerous and dramatic moments of the final descent to the lunar surface. The programme features unique oral archive from NASA, broadcast on British radio for the first time, and the recollections of people from around the world who remember the historic event.