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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 -- 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 abuse sitting there what were you thinking.
Thirty -- 38.
Well we were thinking about is this.
Success we had just achieved -- being able being the first that make that very complex maneuvers that.
-- then broke orbit around the -- To actually touched down -- -- surfaced that we've done that they're quite successfully.
That though we were bill that.
We -- later.
It was certainly magnificent.
Achievement for at the -- must -- -- tolerance that I.
As we -- seeing the culmination of our trading.
That we would base but now we're always.
It'll be remembered as the crew of the Apollo eleven mission -- this state you know billions of people really literally.
Went with us to the moon by their presence.
But -- -- -- -- I remember watching that night it was just such an awe inspiring achievement and now.
Your crew made is gone.
It's very regrettable that.
That he's not going to be able to join hopefully -- -- that I.
Fiftieth anniversary yeah -- -- -- nineteen.
Hopefully by that time -- will be able to make gay -- because they have spent.
Do do that next major step better of course in the meantime be gradually reorganizing.
The based program.
Yeah it has it has.
So it has taken some shots since your glory days Buzz Aldrin so good to talk to you.
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