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Garbled transmissions.


Collins: Okay, that's good.

Aldrin: [Inaudible on air-ground] Stand by about another...

Duke: Roger, can you kind of station-keep with it, Mike? [Pause.] Looks like around 130,000, but stand by. We're having trouble locking up on the TM and we have no voice. I guess so, Buzz. She added: 'That was his dream, sending a rocket to the Moon. That's a lot better on the star chart now. [Long pause.] We're copying that. The world's press has been dominated by news of Apollo 11. Over.

Collins: Yes.

Aldrin: Okay, [garble] the [garble] on?

Duke: Roger. Over. Over.

Duke: Roger. Over. We've lost our command interface with Goldstone. Eagle, Houston. I understand you could not see Tranquility. Spoke too soon. Over.

Duke: Five-by, Eagle. Over.

Duke: Hello, Columbia. Roger.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: 15 seconds. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Okay. Wilco (meaning "Will comply").

Collins: 357 and 1511.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: That's all you need.

Aldrin: Yeah, I think so.

Collins: Eagle, Columbia. They're just for show. We're working on the pressurization of the LM now, and working off the decal with CSM-LM pressure equalization. Don't [garble] other spacecraft.

Aldrin: Yes. [Garble.]

Collins: Beautiful.

Armstrong: They didn't fix it.

Duke: Stand by, Mike. You're Go for Pyro Arm and you're Go for jettison. [Long pause.]

Duke: Roger.

Aldrin: Tape recorder is running. What's the time?

Aldrin: SCS TVC, two, to Rate Command.

Aldrin: [Garble.] I wonder if they're getting the same thing? Okay, when do you get your tracking?

Evans: Columbia, Houston.

Collins: Duke Hill?

Armstrong/Collins: [Garble].

Collins: While Buzz is doing that, I'll change the lithium hydroxide.

Armstrong: It appears that the cloud cap comes down a little bit below the southern extremity of Alaska.

Collins: Roger. It's in backwards, but I don't think... Minus 0.1 to...can you write that one down? CDH, 126:17:45.58. Why don't you let me wrestle with the couch before we do anything more to this damn poor L-shaped bag? [Long pause.] Let's see, it's supposed to be - 865. Yes.

Evans: Columbia, Houston. Sounds good. Over.

Aldrin: It was. [Long pause.]

Collins: Yes, you know, you can change the color of what you're looking at by moving your head to a different spot in the window - and looking in a different direction. Both of those - those things are in here.

Armstrong: You got something [garble]? How do you read?

Aldrin: I can see the hatch and all the - all the EVA handrails.

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston. That'll be fine. TIG minus 2.

Aldrin: ...(garbled under Mike) flags showing red right now. It's supposed to sound that way.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. We did a minor reconfiguration down here. Here's another input here, 11, that the MILA data was recognizable as a picture, but we don't have any evaluation as to the quality of the picture. Roger.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Houston, Columbia. [Garble] good burn [garble].

Collins: 15 seconds to go.

Collins: We've got to reach down and grab that extension handle and all that good stuff.

Aldrin: Plus 6 seconds, plus 6.

Armstrong: I'll be looking into his left window when I pitch up.

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11. Will you please see if you can bring that down to about zero for us or we'll be losing the High Gain shortly. Over.

Collins: Well, I propose leaving the probe and drogue in here overnight. ...like it with the...

McCandless: Roger.

McCandless: We're getting a beautiful picture in down there now, 11. Over.

Aldrin: ...these screws here might do it. I'm going to have to take a leak here. According to this lousy thing, I'm powering up VHF B - T/R.

Duke: Roger. Good night all. Go ahead, 11.

Collins: You need to get out the alarm clock.

Duke: Roger.

PAO: Mission Director George Hage has just thanked the flight controllers assembled here in the Control Center on behalf of himself and General Phillips for the way in which they conducted this mission.

Collins: Roger. I'm going to jettison the... cover...

Collins: Sure you got - you got your checklist here, haven't you? I'd rather take pictures.

Aldrin: Roger.

Duke: Roger. I'll verify that. Go ahead. Over. Roger.

Aldrin: Woo-oo, what time is it? (Pause) Not exactly?

McCandless: Roger. Over. Over.

Armstrong: Yes.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Armstrong: Okay. Getting a little of the rim there?

Aldrin: How long you got - to end this maneuver, Mike?

Collins: That's good. Huh?

McCandless: Roger. (Pause. We've got new information.

Armstrong: I don't know, I think I'll just put my window guard up.

Aldrin: I think it focused the second one a little bit better.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Rog.

Duke: And Eagle, Houston. We would like you to jettison Eagle and station-keep - in P47 and station-keep, and we'll have another attitude and a maneuver for you such that we'll be okay for TEI. Over.

Collins: Where the hell is the horizon with the world coming over it?

Collins: Yes.

Aldrin: Translational Control Power, On.

Armstrong: You'll get them before we will.

Armstrong: Both tanks were pressurized, weren't they? [Garble] that.

Aldrin: Thank you.

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Roger. It didn't leak a bit - correction - didn't leak a bit this time. Over.

Duke: Rog, Apollo 11. Copy. [Long pause.]

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

MCC: Okay, CapCom. Zero - minus 0.7, minus 0.2.

Aldrin: Looks good. ] circuit... I've got it.

Duke: That's a real good view of the LM hatch handle there, 11. Over.

Collins: It's working good so far, Charlie.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: Okay. We're at the burn attitude, too. Yes.

Armstrong: You have a map so we can look at [garble].

Collins: Stand by.

McCandless: Roger. Over.

McCandless: Okay. I'm sure you're a lot more qualified to tell us about that than we are, but to ensure that you're getting a good angle measurement between the star and the Earth horizon, the sextant M-line, which is the line that runs through the two hash marks and is perpendicular to the R-line, should be parallel to the Earth horizon at the substellar point. And, it certainly looks like you are well on your way now.

Armstrong: Okay Charlie, thanks...

Aldrin: [Garble].

Armstrong: Go ahead.

Duke: Okay. [Long pause.] Over.

Aldrin: It's - oh - about - probably maybe a second, right here, [garble] 32.

Armstrong: That's just about perfect.

McCandless: Roger. Then we'll uplink you a new REFSMMAT, either before or while you're maneuvering to 000, then you can torque the platform around and run the second REFSMMAT. Okay.


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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