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Garbled transmissions.

Aldrin: As we are looking at it through the scanning telescope, it would be about a - oh, maybe a third of an Earth radii high and to the left.

Collins: You don't? I'd like to know which coordinates you want me to use.

Aldrin: No...

Armstrong: Okay.

Duke: Roger. First entry's on the EPS, under AC bus A. Over.

Collins: Atta-boy!

McCandless: Oh, EECOM is happy, and after you get PTC set up, we've got a little procedure from EECOM here to check out the O2 flow and the O2 flow sensor in your cabin enrichment. Stand by a minute, please. [Pause.] We have just had LOS at Goldstone, and we'd like to push on and get the PAD messages read up to you here shortly. We copy. Over. We'll have them for you in a second.

Armstrong: We need about a 5-degree right, and we need to stop our - -

Collins: Let - Neil will give you the bracket. Yes, they're about - they're just about the same now.

Duke: Stand by. We'll check this uplink on our voice. Over.

Collins: Yes, we want color.

Aldrin: It is the white index, is it not, that you're interested in comparing whether it's in the red or green? (Pause) Mode Control, Auto, both. Then it looks to me like we ought to get hopping on this P57.

Duke: The spacecraft's been beautiful, 11. Over.

Collins: What I need is - 0.3 to 0.5 on this thing, closer to 3.

PAO: That was Fred Haise alternating with Bruce McCandless on that newscast. 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.

Evans: Columbia, Houston. Over. We were going to let you sleep in until about 190 hours. We copy.

Aldrin: (To Neil) 76.5 doesn't look too (garbled)? We accepted the challenge of going to the Moon; the acceptance of this challenge was inevitable. Over. I don't know.

Duke: Hello, Columbia. She added: 'That was his dream, sending a rocket to the Moon. Our DAP Pad for you is LM weight 10906 (terrestrial pounds). [Long pause.]

Collins: Ooh, sure, I will. Over.

Armstrong: Get these aseptic ones.

Collins: Well, we're in sleep attitude, and I got the High Gain angles, and they should be good angles.

Collins: Okay. Thank you sir. I was just wondering how everything is going at the home front. [Long pause.]

Collins: Very good.

PAO: That radio check was with the Apollo 11 Commander, Neil Armstrong.

Photo 1: Recovery [garble] is making his approach to drop the...

Hornet: Roger. Understand recovery is making approach to pick up the first astronaut? Hornet, roger.

Photo 1: Recovery 1 is in position, lowering the bag of BIGs at this time.

Hornet: Photo 1, Hornet.

PAO: This is Apollo Control.

Swimmer: Photo 1. [Garble]. Position - report on the first astronaut is up.

Swimmer: Photo 1, swimmer is scrubbing the arms and shoulders of the first astronaut. The third astronaut is out of the hatch.

PAO: This is Apollo Control. It did appear it might have been Mike Collins.

PAO: Once removal of the drogue is completed, they will have access to the LM hatch and be able to go into the tunnel.

Duke: Roger. Do you read? We'd like to - have you to put it in Reacq, and monitor. Over.

Collins: The razor should be in there with the shaving cream, isn't it? Okay.

Duke: Roger.

Collins: Alright.

McCandless: Roger, Buzz. Out. ]

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. [Pause.] Over. The interest in the flight of Apollo 11 continues at a high level but a competing interest in the Houston area is the easing of watering rules. Did you copy the Flight Plan update items? [Long pause.]

McCandless: Roger. [Pause.]

Aldrin: That'll be fine.

Armstrong: Yes, it did.

Aldrin: Good morning, Houston. We'll charge until the sleep period on B and delete the battery A charge. Apollo 11.

Collins: I say you got the Maroons on now?

Garriott: Apollo 11, Houston. And a final item, for your SM RCS configuration for your rest period, register 1 for the DAP is 11111; DAP register 2, 01100. How me? Over.

Garriott: Roger, Mike. There should be no problem, however. Over. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Houston, this is Eagle.

Collins: Well, we're almost at sleep attitude. I think they would know it if they were in such a location. Stand by one.

Armstrong: Okay, Houston.

Aldrin: Yeah. Is that what you'd like to see? [Pause.] Except there's such a big shadow being cast by everything...

Collins: Charlie, on the secondary leak check, just read it verbatim like you want, and I'll copy directly into the Flight Plan and not fool around with the checklist. You can open yours, and I'll start passing stuff up to you.

Aldrin: That's right.

Aldrin: (To Houston) Say again the angles, though. Now we should be able to stow these (LM water) hoses.

Aldrin: Roger. (Reviewing the present situation) Okay, Mode Control is set. Boy, does that ever look beautiful in the sextant. (Pause as he turns at the TV camera and heads back to the LM) As far as saying what a sustained pace might be, I think that one that I'm using now (as he turns at the MESA and runs toward the TV again) would get rather tiring after several hundred (garbled, but probably 'feet'). I got PCM/Analog, Record, Forward, High bit rate and barber pole. Alright, go to ...Function, Delta-V. We're going to S-band modulate FM. Don't waste all the gas, now.

McCandless: Roger. [Long pause.]

Collins: Omni Delta and you were cut out.

Armstrong: Looking up at the LM...I'm standing directly in the shadow now, looking up at Buzz in the window.

Evans: Roger. [Long pause.] Over.

Collins: What'd he say?

Armstrong: Is that the [garble] - sitting there?

Collins: ...okay, here comes the other two... [Long pause.] You're going to watch the - go gray...

McCandless: Roger.

Aldrin: Prior planning prevents poor performance. Go ahead with the PDI.

McCandless: Roger. We copy. If so, we'll disable uplink to you while we're talking to the LM. Over. [Long pause.]

McCandless: Roger. Out. Out. And that puts it in the light side? Over. We're switching Omnis. We can observe they're also steep even from this altitude. We show you coming up on the terminator at 78:53, about 7 minutes from now, and we've also got the LOI-2 and TEI-5 PADs ready for you after the TV, whenever you want to terminate. Roger. We're going to go ahead and enable the S-IVB for the slingshot maneuver. Vanguard LOS at 15:35. We're ready, except that we'd like to get the High Gain Antenna prior to this test. Roger. I guess it's about two-tenths of a kilometer west of it, and we were wondering if Neil or Buzz had observed any additional landmarks during descent, lunar stay, or ascent which would confirm or disprove this. You're Go for separation. Out. Do not monitor Verb 16, Noun 20. On the Service Module secondary propellant fuel pressurization valve: as a precautionary measure, we'd like you to momentarily cycle the four switches to the Close position and then release. Radio check. You already have the AOS/LOS for this orbit. We've completed the uplink; the computer is yours. We also have a set of about 10 questions relating to observations you made, things you may have seen during the EVA. Then on Thursday morning, he will reboard the helicopter and fly to the Hornet in time to witness your splashdown. Out. Over. For 64 thousand dollars, we're still trying to work out the location of your landing site, Tranquility Base. You're Go for separation. I'll give you a Mark at 13 minutes and 30 seconds to ignition. (Long Pause) At the time of your cyclic accumulator stroking, we were on low-bit-rate data, and consequently not receiving the O2 flow parameter. Reading you loud with background noise. Go ahead. Break, break. Thank you very much. Roger. Readback. We've had rain several times here in the Houston area. Over.

Armstrong: No.

Duke: Well, you don't really have a union card, there.

Aldrin: And EMS Function, Delta-V, set. (Long Pause) We've finished our cycling operations. ...

Aldrin: We're moving the camera over to the right window now to give you Langrenus, its - its several central peaks and...

Aldrin: 20, 19... We've been particularly pleased with the emblem of our flight, depicting the U.S. eagle bringing the universal symbol of peace from the Earth, from the planet Earth to the Moon, that symbol being the olive branch. You've got the computer.

Armstrong: They're at the over [garble].

McCandless: This is Houston. 80 psi on the gauge on board correlates to 83 psi [572 kPa] actual. [Inadvertent keying] CapCom.

Aldrin: Yes, I bet we never get circular.

Armstrong: I think we're going to have to - Well, we'll leave this here anyway [garble] magazine [garble]. Somebody's upside down.

McCandless: Roger. Over.

Armstrong: Yeah. Locked and it's lock-locked. They don't come any finer. Reading you loud and clear. That's good.

Aldrin: Neil, could you look around over there?

Armstrong: Just hanging on - and punching. [Long pause.] Well, let's see, if it's upside down, you're going backwards.

Aldrin: You got him on that one.

Armstrong: Well, why don't I start to roll...

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston through Canary.

Aldrin: Okay. Understand. You want to run that by with whoever might be concerned?

Duke: Roger. Over. Good show.

Collins: 15 seconds.

Collins: ... do that? [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Okay.

McCandless: Roger. And if you'll stand by a second, we'll give you an evaluation of what we feel you'll get today by the Auto maneuver.

Aldrin: Alright.

Aldrin: Oh, let me - here, let me...

Duke: Columbia, Houston. [Long pause.]

Collins: ...and the ball valve.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. That's one of those...

Armstrong: Okay.

Armstrong: At the most, yes. Say again Rl and Noun 86.

Aldrin: Altitude rate looks right down the groove.

Lovell: Mike, are you satisfied with P23 now?

Aldrin: 1 second early. It unfolded a little unevenly, and of course, the terrain that it was on was a little bit...(was) not quite as level as I would like to have it. Go for LOI.

Collins: Oh, shit.

Armstrong: Roger. Now, look.

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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