The Sky Moves Sideways
Delerium CD (DELEC CD 028), 1995
- 09:54 - Houston, this is Tranquility. We're standing by for a Go for cabin depress. Over. Tranquility Base, this is Houston. You are Go for cabin depressurization... The hatch is coming open.... Okay. Houston, I'm on the porch. Roger, Neil... And we're getting a picture on the TV! Okay. Neil, we can see you coming down the ladder now... I'm at the foot of the ladder... I'm going to step off the LM now... Yes, the surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers, like powdered charcoal, to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles... It has a stark beauty all its own. It's like much of the high desert of the United States. It's different, but it's very pretty out here... Now I want to back up and partially close the hatch. Making sure not to lock it on my way out... Okay. I'm on the top step and I can look down over the RCU and landing gear pads... (unintelligible)... Yes. I found I could be very comfortable, and walking is also very comfortable... There's a slight tendency, I can see now, to move backwards due to the soft, very soft texture... Got to be careful that you are leaning in the direction you want to go, otherwise you (unintelligible)...
- - NASA: (Apollo 11) Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong (Astronauts) on the Moon and Bruce McCandless (CapCom) on Earth.
The Sky Moves Sideways - US Edition
Delerium CD (DELECDCD 082), 1996
- 02:38 - Hello, Neil and Buzz. I'm talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. I just can't tell you how proud we all are of what you (unintelligible). For every American, this has to be the proudest day of our lives... Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth.
- - Richard M. Nixon: (U.S. President, 1969-74) Speaking from Earth to the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon.