July 22, 1969

12:56 a.m.
While on the back side of the Moon, with the LM 20 miles behind the CSM, the transearth injection burn of Apollo 11 is begun, with the spacecraft traveling at 5,329 feet per second at an altitude of about 60 nautical miles

4:30 a.m.
Astronauts start sleep period.

1:00 p.m.
Astronauts begin waking for first full day of return trip.

1:39 p.m.
Spacecraft passes point in space, 33,800 nautical miles from the Moon and 174,000 from the Earth, where the Earth's gravity takes over and begins drawing the astronauts homeward.

4:02 p.m.
Midcourse correction is made to readjust the flight path of the spacecraft.

9:08 p.m.
Eighteen minutes of live TV transmission to Earth begins.