Apollo 11



 The Apollo 11 flight was the first landing on the moon, July 20th, 1969.


This EL3D mission has two unique features not present in other missions.  During the P64 flight there was a program alarm which is modeled in EL3D.  In addition the short flight (P66) has a special sound file option.  Please see the Special Function sections for descriptions.


There are two EL3D scenarios for this landing:



Special Function  Before starting the flight there will be a check box that becomes visible when you have selected the Short Flight P66 scenario.  This check box is called Test-11 and is in the Sound Settings section.  If you check this box the sound you will hear is a continuous stream of real-time audio from the actual Apollo 11 landing.  The ‘triggers’ of altitudes and speeds no longer applies and this sound plays the audio non-stop.  This option allows you to try to mimick the audio altitudes and speeds with your own flight.  See how close you can get your flight to the actual flight.



Special Function  On Apollo 11 there was a little trouble during the P64 flight segment.  Apparently the rendezvous radar was trying track the CSM even though it wasn’t needed for this stage of flight.  This additional processing overloaded the computer and caused several program alarms to occur.  Two of them occurred in the previous flight segment (P63) but one more occurred during P64.  When this happened the DSKY blanked and the alarm code showed in Register 1.  During P64 a 1201 alarm occurred.  It was easily ‘fixed’ by resetting the computer.  In EL3D just press the “.” Key on the Numpad.  The computer will restart.  Note: For those that may have seen the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, you may recall this part of the story.  However they “hollywooded” it up a bit with alarm bells and the Master Alarm light.  In actuality the AGC program alarms were not connected to the Master Alarm.  Of course the LMP was intensely scanning the DSKY so it really wasn’t necessary.