From the Earth to the Moon

Two months later on Apollo 10,
Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan...

took LEM 4 down to within 50,000 feet
of the lunar surface.

Look at that. There's enough boulders
to fill up Galveston Bay!

Houston, we is goin',
and we is down among 'em, Charlie!

Now only one question
about the LEM remains.

The biggest question of all.
And it will be up to the next LEM
to answer it.

When I said good-bye to LEM 3,
I felt like a proud parent...

watching a child go off to college.
As I say good-bye to this LEM, I feel
like a parent of centuries past...

saying farewell as his child embarks
for the New World.

To some people, that might
sound like I'm stretching the point.

A LEM is not a child,
it's a machine...

and a machine doesn't have a soul.
We may yell at our toasters
and name our cars...

but in the end even a LEM
is just a collection of wires...

and circuits and nuts and bolts.
I don't know.
I think each LEM does have a soul.

It's a soul of all the people
who built her...

designed her...
first dreamed of her.
- What number is this one?
- This one is LEM 5.

- Thank you for inviting us here today.
- You're welcome, Mr. Houbolt.

Without you guys there might not be
anybody here today.

- Someone would have thought of it.
- Maybe.

And this is the actual machine
that's gonna land on the moon?

- What are they calling this one?
- This one...

This one is the Eagle.