The question When did Houston figure out where the Eagle had landed? says (in part):
During Apollo 11's stay on the surface, Michael Collins was given seven different locations to look for the Eagle, all of them wrong. Additionally, an attempt to ping the Lunar Ranging Retro-Reflector shortly after deployment was unsuccessful.
but it gives no source for this information, so I thought it best to ask separately to find the best source(s).
Question: How soon after "The Eagle" (Apollo 11) landed did they first attempt to bounce a laser off the Moon? When did it first succeed to optically measure the distance from the Earth to the Moon? (Radar measurements and then unified S Band radio ranging were used then).