July 15, 2009

NASA to air historic Apollo 11 audio

The U.S. space agency says it will broadcast an audio time capsule in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon.

NASA said audio from the entire Apollo 11 mission will be replayed and streamed on the Internet at exactly the same time and date it was originally broadcast in 1969.

The audio retrospective will begin at 7:32 a.m. EDT Thursday, two hours before the spacecraft launched, officials said. The audio will continue through splashdown of the mission at 12:51 a.m. EDT 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.

The broadcast will be available at http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo11_radio.