Mission Control lets
Astronauts sleep an hour later than scheduled on the third day of the
outward journey. After breakfast, they begin housekeeping chores, such
as charging batteries, dumping waste water, and checking fuel and oxygen
reserves. Announcement is made to them that course corrections scheduled
for afternoon will not be necessary.
Astronauts are given
report on day's news.
One of the clearest
television transmissions ever sent from space is begun, with the spacecraft
175,000 nautical miles from Earth and 48,000 from the Moon. It lasts an
hour and 36 minutes. While in progress, the hatch to the LM is opened
and Armstrong squeezes through the 30-inch-wide tunnel to inspect it.
He is followed by Aldrin.
Mission Control tells
the crew goodnight.
Velocity of spacecraft
has slowed to 2,990 ft. per second just before entering the Moon's sphere
of influence at a point 33,823 nautical miles away from it.