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Earth from space - Armstrong describes the view

Context

July 1969. Neil Armstrong enjoys the view from space.

The journey to the Moon took approximately 3 days. On 19 July the remaining parts of the rocket - the Command Module with the Lunar Module attached - entered orbit around the Moon.

The astronauts continued orbiting the Moon while preparations for the lunar landing were made.

In this clip Neil Armstrong enjoys the extraordinary view of Earth from space.

Images sourced from NASA.

Transcript

ARMSTRONG:

It's really a fantastic sight through that sextant...and a minute ago during that auto-manoeuvre the radical swept across the Mediterranean and you could see all of North Africa absolutely clear, all of Portugal, Spain, Southern France, all of Italy absolutely clear. Just a beautiful sight.

MISSION CONTROL:

Roger. We all envy you the view up there...

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