Subject: media inquiry
From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:17:51 -0600
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <>

On 1/18/2011 7:32 PM, Andrew Chaikin wrote:
Hi Meghan,
I've always considered Neil Armstrong's "Shutdown" as the first word spoken
on the moon. That was not transmitted to Earth but was recorded on the
onboard-voice recorder. If you'd like to see the full transcript it's on the
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, here:

<<102:45:43 Armstrong (on-board): Shutdown>>

(Note that as you read the Journal, words in [brackets] are notes from the
Journal's creator, Eric Jones, or quotes from his interviews with the
astronauts, or quotes from transcribed post-mission debriefings.)

Hope that helps.
Andy Chaikin