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Garbled transmissions.


Armstrong: Well, we - we want your recommendation on that.

PAO: The Hornet reports Air Boss 1 has visual contact.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. (Long Pause) Go ahead, 11.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: It's back yonder.

Aldrin: Oh, that's a bright one. Roger. Look at this.

Duke: How's Baja California look, Buzz?

Collins: Okay, Buzz, I'm going to have to do something about your couch. Thank you kindly. [Long pause.]

McCandless: Roger, 11. Over.

Armstrong: Pretty good.

Collins: Yes.

McCandless: Roger.

Armstrong: No. Hello, Houston, Apollo 11.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: And tell Glenn Parker down at the Cape that he lucked out.

Evans: Roger. [Pause.]

Evans: And Eagle, Houston. About 1 minute to go, and all your systems are looking good.

Armstrong: ...sticking up out of soil. That's the one we made the changes in, right?

McCandless: And we show you coming up on landmark Alpha 1 here shortly. The Oilers' camp at Kerrville got wet yesterday, but the workouts continued. Over.

Armstrong: (Garbled) cooling unit circuit (garbled).

Aldrin: Is that right?

Armstrong: Okay. Go ahead, Houston.

Aldrin: And, I don't know how you'd really describe the limit of resolution.

Evans: Roger. (Pause)

Armstrong: Going to Track here.

Swim 2: [Garble] flotation collar half-way around the Command Module. Three swimmers are in the raft. 2 are fully inflated, 1 is partially inflated.

Swim 2: The sea anchor is deployed [garble].

Hornet: Hornet, roger.

Swim 1: The Swimmer 1 is ready and standing by for completion of the decontamination procedure. The BIG swimmer is now decontaminating [garble] number 1. The - the dye marker is beginning to trail out [garble] with the wind. [Garble].

Hornet: Swan, this is Hornet.

PAO: Mark. We'll stand by for that. That should be ready to go in a little less than a minute. Current weight of the spacecraft in orbit, 70,505 pounds [31,981 kg].

Duke: Rog. The lighting is excellent in the - in the LM right now. Over.

Collins: One of the craters I was talking about is located exactly at Mike 6.7 (on ). 11.

Aldrin: Yaw 2, Off. Direct, two, Main A, Main B?

Evans: Roger. Over.

Collins: ... do that? Houston, we're getting Cryo pressure warning now in the middle of stirring up the [garble].

Aldrin: 1202. Master Arm, On. We've just been taking a couple of last minute pictures. (Pause) Trans Control Power, On?

Evans: 11, Houston. Just in general, we'll probably start coming up with the uplink of the state vectors and the target loads and what have you at about 190:50, somewhere in that area, and get you started to work.

Aldrin: No, I know, but - Are you going to have your VHF on?

Armstrong: We're in Omni...

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11.

Aldrin: Okay.

Duke: Eagle, Houston.

Collins: Yes, it should be in R-1. Well, we - we should still have him.

Armstrong: Columbia, Eagle.

Aldrin: Okay. I got 4 feet forward and I got back 7 [garble].

Collins: Apollo 11 is back in PTC attitude. What?

Armstrong: Go ahead, Houston.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: A, open.

Duke: 11, Houston. Noun 11, 103:31:07.00. If that's not the Earth, we're in trouble. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: How is it, Mike?

McCandless: Roger. [Long pause.] Over.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Houston, Apollo 11.

Armstrong: This is a lot better than this static we had previously. How do you read (garble)?

Armstrong: Mark.

Aldrin: He was shaving a little bit ago. Over. You want to pick an area, Neil?

McCandless: Roger. Over.

Collins: Go ahead, Houston.

Armstrong: Okay. Okay.

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: No, no, wait a minute.

Collins: (Faint, joking) How about sending me a fourth gimbal for Christmas.

McCandless: Roger.

Collins: Roger, Charlie.

Armstrong: It is.

Collins: Oh, yes, okay. We don't see you because of the LM.

Aldrin: Well, I really couldn't put the [garble] no place, not that I'm sure of it, but my light came on, why, [garble] hit. But we obviously have to hold these in place in zero g, so we make use of the Velcro patches on the back and on the table so we can attach these down here; and then we just turn the pages over when we go to new sequences in our timeline of procedures. ...it really looked gray.

Armstrong: Yes, that works good.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Out.

Armstrong: And the landing site is well into the dark here.

Collins: And could you give me a hack on the MDC mission timer?

Armstrong: Okay.

Evans: Tranquility, affirmative, and we're saving it. Trim residuals.

onboard): (Garbled) See if you can see the, er, Cat's Paw. The Eagle has landed.

Aldrin: Okay.

Garriott: Roger. Your P22 AUTO - AUTO optics landmark ID on LM. Are you in wide beam now?

Garriott: 11, Houston. Thank you, and I hope this will be a final good night.

Collins: I'm unable to determine altitude at all looking out the window.

Duke: Mark. Over. That's super.

Duke: Roger. We're standing by. Noun 81: 32 - correction, plus 3201.1, plus 0681.8, minus 0265.0; 181, 054, 014. Looks like to us it's going to work real well.

Duke: Rog. We want to talk to you about that, Mike. [Pause.] (Laughter).

Collins: It was back here. Huh?

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston. Out. And it's still 3- to 6-foot waves.

Evans: And 11, Houston, I've got an update for about four items on your Entry PAD. [No answer.]

Aldrin: [Garble.]

Collins: And now [Noun?] He's disappearing up into the tunnel, of course, as he would going into the Lunar Module, only backwards.

Armstrong: Alright, let's - Okay, now we've got some things to do...

Collins: [Garble.]

Duke: Roger, Stand by. Over. We are ready to support you any time, Neil. Out. Thank you.

Armstrong: Okay. Mark it.

Collins: Three, Rate Command. [Garble.]

Collins: The problem went away under Auto. We're in Reacq - Auto Reacq.

Duke: Columbia, Houston!

Duke: We got it. DOI P76 PAD, if you're ready to copy. That's pretty significant. [Long pause.]

Duke: Buzz, we've got - The only thing we're missing here is the drift check. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: (via Buzz's microphones) Min.


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