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He went in peace for all mankind

Bruce McCandless: “Okay. Neil, we can see you coming down the ladder now.”

Neil Armstrong: “Okay. I just checked getting back to that first step. Buzz. It’s not even collapsed too far, but it’s adequate to get back up.”

Bruce McCandless: “Roger. We copy.”

Neil Armstrong: “It takes a pretty good little jump.”

Bruce McCandless: “Buzz, this is Houston. F/2-1/160th second for shadow photography on the sequence camera.”

Buzz Aldrin: “Okay.”

Neil Armstrong: “I’m at the foot of the ladder. The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. It’s almost like a powder. Down there, it’s very fine.”

“I’m stepping off the LM now.”

“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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