Apollo 11DVD - 2019
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the film seems to want viewers know about the heart rates of the astronauts in different stages of the flight. I too was surprised how much Armstrong's pulse rate was affected -- stress and anxiety? All three astronauts were born in 1930, so same age and under 40 years old in 1969:
We have some heart rates for Neil Armstrong during that powered descent to the lunar surface. At the time the burn was initiated, Armstrong's heart rate was 110. At touchdown on the lunar surface he had a heart rate of 156, and the heart rate is now in the 90s.
We have a report on the launch heart rates now from the flight surgeon. Commander Neil Armstrong, 110; Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, 99; Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, 88.
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Okay all flight controllers, Go/No Go for landing.
RETRO. (Retrofire Officer in control of retrorocket, short for retrograde rocket, a small auxiliary rocket fired in the direction of travel to slow the craft down when landing on the surface of the moon)
FIDO. (Flight Dynamics Officer responsible for the flight path of the space vehicle)
GNC. (Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems Engineer)
EECOM. (Electrical, Environmental, and Consumables Management -- monitored cryogenic levels, and cabin cooling/pressure systems; electrical distribution systems)
CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator - communicated with the astronauts,) we're go for landing. Houston, you're go for landing.
The wrenching computer alerts (dramatized in the First Man extras:)
-It's a 1202.
-1202 alarm. It's executive overflow. If it does not occur again, we're fine.
It has not occurred again.
--Okay, we're go, continue. Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.
Roger, we got you, we're go on that alarm.
Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a 16/68 up.
CAPCOM, we're go for landing.
--Houston, you're go for landing, over.
-Roger, understand, go for landing, 3,000 feet. Program alarm. 1201.
--- 1201 alarm.
Same type, we're go, Flight. We're go.
(From the actual NASA transcript P175:
LMP: Houston, you're looking at our DELTA-H Program alarm.
CDR: 1202; 1202.
CDR: What is it?
LMP: That's in core...
CDR: Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.
LMP: Roger. Okay, looks like about 820. Roger. Copy. 6 foot... Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a16/68 up.
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