Listen to Apollo 11 mission audio

NASA will play audio "time capsule" of historic Apollo 11 missionProvided by NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
By | Published: July 16, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
U.S. flag on Moon
Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Aldrin stands facing the U.S. flag on the Moon. The rod to hold the flag out horizontally would not extend fully, so the flag ended up with a slight waviness, giving the appearance of being windblown.
July 15, 2009
NASA will provide a unique audio “time capsule” in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon. Audio from the entire Apollo 11 mission will be replayed and streamed on the Internet at exactly the same time and date it was broadcast in 1969.

The audio retrospective will begin at 6:32 a.m. CDT Thursday, July 16, two hours before the spacecraft launched. The audio will continue through splashdown of the mission at 11:51 a.m. CDT Friday, July 24, and recovery of the crew shortly afterward. The web stream will feature the communications between the astronauts and ground teams, and commentary from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

To listen to the replay, visit:

For historical information about Apollo 11, visit:

NASA’s Apollo 40th anniversary web site provides easy access to various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo multimedia features. The site is online at:

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