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Besides all of the official business at the Republican National Convention organizers are planning a video tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The first man to set foot on the moon died Saturday at the age of 82 following complications from heart bypass surgery.
Joining us now on the phone his fellow astronaut on that history making trip.
Buzz it's it's such a pleasure to talk to you again you know I think about.
You guys were the heroes of my youth I'm certainly getting older.
And now -- on Neil Armstrong has gone and take us back to that moment when you two are on the moon the rocket engine has shut down.
You're what I guess in your late thirties at that point and it's just the two of you sitting there what were you thinking.
Well I was 39 years 38.
Oh well we were thinking about is they -- they're great.
Success we had just achieved by being able be the first to debate that very complex maneuvers that.
-- then -- orbit around the -- To actually touched down on its surfaced that we've done that they're quite successfully.
-- -- we were down doormat.
We computed later.
It was certainly magnificent.
Achievement -- three of us still -- tolerance that I.
As -- -- the culmination of our trading.
Technical challenge is.
We would base but now we're always.
It will be remembered as the crew of the Apollo the position -- the same time you know billions of people really literally.
Went with us to the moon -- their present.
-- their -- -- I remember watching that night it was just -- shock and awe inspiring achievement and now your crew made is gone.
It's very regrettable that.
Says he's not going to be able to joy and hopefully my tolerance and I.
Fiftieth anniversary yeah.
Hopefully by that time -- will be able to make gay are Tibet best.
Due to the next major step of course in the meantime we gradually reorganizing.
The based program.
Yeah it has it has it has taken some shots since your glory days Buzz Aldrin so good to talk to you.
Thank you very much for being with us.
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