Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins assisted in the compilation of a Pilot’s Report that covers all aspects of the flight including the Saturn V launch, docking and translunar injection, entry into lunar orbit, Lunar Module Eagle’s descent and landing, lunar lift-off, and the return to Earth. The Lunar Module computer problems during landing and initial touchdown point location difficulties are addressed in considerable detail. Numerous pages plot the exact descent trajectory and final landing point.
Surface location diagrams show where the initial contingency sample, the larger bulk and documented sampling were obtained. Actual lunar photography has been annotated pointing to exactly where rock and soil samples were collected. The first collection of lunar soil is described: “The contingency sample was taken in view of the sequence camera… Two scoopfuls filled the sample bag with approximately 1.03 kilograms of surface material. The areas where the samples were obtained have been accurately located on a frame (this image is illustrated) of the sequence film taken from the lunar module window. Both scoopfuls included small rock fragments (two more images illustrate) visible on the surface from the lunar module windows.”
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