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Garbled transmissions.

Collins: Would you believe that, Neil?

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston.

Collins: Rate, Low.

Aldrin: No, it was not.

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: I don't know, but the Command Module's got about [garble]. Three... Yes.

PAO: Swimmers to deploy in about 1 minute. Predicting that will be uncovered at 8 minutes, 17 seconds with outboard engine cut-off 9 minutes, 11 seconds on the second stage.

Aldrin: Okay.

Aldrin: Okay.

Duke: Roger. Out. You're still looking good at 3...Coming up 3 minutes.

Aldrin: Yes, I got that. [Garble.]

Collins: We're there.

Armstrong: How come I - he don't hear you on Intercom? We haven't been able to locate that. [Garble] belt for transposition and docking [garble].

Aldrin: Rog.

Collins: Thank you.

Duke: Rog. You sure can see a long way. Over.

Aldrin: I can just barely see the handrail on the front porch from the position on the right-hand window. What kind of g we pulling?

Aldrin: Good morning. You know, it was rougher than a cob (laughter).

Armstrong: Okay. [Garble] 300 feet.

Aldrin: EMS Function to Delta-V Test. Now I think I'll do the same (garbled) (Pause)

Aldrin: They're both good caps on (garbled)

Duke: Rog. [Pause.]

Collins: Roger, Bruce.

Collins: [Garble] I got the Earth coming up already. Now we get our hot water out of a little spigot up here with a filter on it that filters any gases that may be in the drinking water out, and we just stick the end of this little tube in the end of the spigot and pull the trigger three times for 3 ounces of hot water and then mush it up and slice the end off it and there you go, beautiful chicken stew.

McCandless: Roger.

Armstrong: What have you got for AOS, Mike?

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Aldrin: Roger. He's all ears.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: I can't tell you how good it feels to get it off.

Armstrong: Contingency sample is in the pocket.

Aldrin: Houston, Tranquility.

Armstrong: Let's see what we have; SPS monitor check...

Aldrin: - - BMAG Mode, three - You should stabilize and align CM - BMAG Mode, three, to Att 1/Rate 2? (Long Pause)

Armstrong: Y’all set for TV?

Collins: Go ahead, Houston.

Armstrong: Okay. (Long Pause) Right?

Collins: Thank you. I just wrote it off on the fact we had a light Command Module, but there was considerable roll activity which dampened down after the first, oh, 20 seconds, I would guess, of the burn. Deadband, Max... All the wives and kids in one piece? Roger that.

Aldrin: You do put these in with this dark slide in, don't you?

Evans: Roger, Columbia. As soon as we get the state vector in, we'd like you to go ahead and do a P52 option 3 on this night pass, and then when you come on around the other side there, we'll give you some landmark tracking information on prime 130. If you have time, pitch 162, yaw minus 16. (Pause)

Collins: Houston, Columbia.

Collins: Okay. Gooey when the paper doesn't want to come off, but thanks anyway.

Aldrin: Okay, I'd better try out the radar.

Armstrong: As a matter of fact, it just doesn't look like it sunk in at all. I did. What are you doing?

Aldrin: Okay. But when I first saw it, at the other Sun angle...

Aldrin: Well, I hope - I hope they have the data that shows just what we did have at contact when they can get photographs [garble] all the film we got.

McCandless: Apollo 11, Houston. If you will stand by a minute or so until we roll a little further in PTC, I think things will get better. We've seen pitch and yaw; we've not seen roll to date.

Collins: It's getting appreciably larger now.

Collins: Okay. You don't have a launch checklist.

Armstrong: [Garble] can take this update for them.

Aldrin: Roger, Houston.

Collins: I'm sure I couldn't. Has anybody seen a Hasselblad floating by? Won't hurt this visor.

McCandless: Roger. Out. And your systems are looking good from down here. We observe your maneuvering, and we'll have some uplinks for you in a couple of minutes here.

Collins: It wasn't?

Armstrong: Okay. Thanks to you and all the White Team for a great job down there all the way through. Take along one of those craters.

Armstrong: Houston, you copy our residuals? Okay? Langrenus was a cartographer to the King of Spain and made one of the - one of the early reasonably accurate maps of the Moon.

Collins: Roger.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. Correct.

Evans: Roger, Eagle. [No answer.]

Armstrong: Oh, you got about 30 degrees to go.

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: Okay. ... the time, is that right?

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.

Collins: That's fine.

Collins: Okay, Charlie. I got you.

Aldrin: Roger. Over. We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown. Got our friend the Moon whipping by the field of view right now.

McCandless: Cliff is not on right now. That will give you a sextant star of 01, shaft 253.8, trunnion 24.2. [No answer.]

McCandless: Yeah. Is that music I hear in the background? You were cut out by some noise.

Armstrong: Proceed.

Aldrin: [Garble.] Houston, how does our timeline appear to be going?

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. In particular, the SPS looks good. Over. [Pause.]

Collins: Well, it's held under that forward-velocity unit.

Aldrin: Okay.

Aldrin: Negative.

McCandless: Roger. Over. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: And it looks as though - I guess what's giving it that three-dimensional effect, the Earthshine. We've finished the EMS entry check, primary water EVAP activation.

Duke: 11, Houston. It's clearing up now. Over.

Collins: Neil, I'm reading you on VHF.

Aldrin: Rog. How close are you able to get things in focus?

onboard): Okay, we went by the three-minute point early.

Duke: Rog.

Armstrong: Nothing yet...

Duke: Rog. Over.

Aldrin: Yes. Thank you

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston. You can go back to Block.

Collins: See, if I'm - my reticle's not parallel, then I'm not marking normal to the horizon and I'm not marking at the substellar point. How's it going?

McCandless: Okay. We'd like to continue the O2 flow for about another hour, shutting it off at about 31 hours GET, to get the O2 concentration in the vehicle up to - in the vehicle, up to where it will be acceptable for LM checkout. Out.

Armstrong: Got the cap? We're ready to copy.

Aldrin: Loud and clear.

Aldrin: Okay. Yes.

Armstrong: Okay. Sounds like wind whipping around the trees.

McCandless: That's certainly very sufficient. Coming up on 115 hours GET, descent oxygen is 31.8 pounds or 59 percent; descent amp hours 858 (remaining), and ascent amp hours 574. Beautiful signal. You're back on, with Mike in the middle of the screen there.

Collins: Yaw 2...

Armstrong: Yeah, I think that's a good representation of our sideways velocity at touchdown there: that hole that the probe... 11's Go. I don't think so, Mike, we got to - [garble].

Aldrin: Ready to copy. Engine Stop button was reset?

Collins: Okay.

McCandless: Roger.

Collins: No!

Aldrin: Your - hoses were tearing hell out of my board. I've got bright.

Data from The Apollo 11 Flight Journal and The Apollo 11 Surface Journal, mashed up by Leonard Richardson. We came in peace for all mankind.

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