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Garbled transmissions.

HOUSTON: Honeysuckle and Guam, this is Houston contact. Go ahead.

HONEYSUCKLE: Honeysuckle.

HOUSTON: Roger. Honeysuckle and Guam, we will have a VOGAS in the CSM downlink.

HONEYSUCKLE: Houston contact, Honeysuckle Net 1.


HONEYSUCKLE: 100 percent on keying.

HOUSTON: Roger. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1. Stand by for a keying check. You're Go. Roger.

HONEYSUCKLE: Honeysuckle.

GUAM: Guam.

Collins: Sounds good, Houston.

Duke: Roger. Copy. Over. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Roger. Understand. Yes, we're going to work on something else.

Duke: Seems so to me. Good readback, Buzz. It looks like if we move up this jettison time and give you a new load, it would require a new attitude, and we can't do that due to the LM already closed out. On my Mark it will be GET (Ground Elapsed Time) 103:53

Armstrong: Now, you may have the sun in your eyes coming around the corner.

Armstrong: Isn't that something?

Collins: The dark slide I think is right over there in the girth shelf. I think you just got [garble] now the other one...

Aldrin: Go ahead. Weren't they made to put here so you stow them by putting them on here instead of the way we do it?

Duke: That's affirmative. Over.

Armstrong: Looks good.

Aldrin: While we're pointing up in this direction, we see out our side windows the Sun going by and, of course, out one of our windows right now we've got the Earth.

Armstrong: Is it holding it this time?

Duke: Okay. We made an error on those coordinates. [Long pause.]

Collins: Register 1, 5 balls.

Armstrong: Did you get the time?

Armstrong: Yes, sir. ...the flicker is what I'm - Nothing I can...

Armstrong: [Garble.] (Pause)

Aldrin: I was going to mark on 37, and that's Nunki; 30 and 37?

Evans: Columbia, Houston. (Long Pause)

Aldrin: Okay, infinity, at f:11 - and 1/250th, huh?

Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. And away we went.

Collins: Understand.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: No!

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.

Armstrong: Got your camera rigged?

McCandless: Roger. Over.

McCandless: Okay, 11. [Pause.] And you come down to the printed Step 1. The booster is safe.

Armstrong: Okay. ...150 yaw, okay.

Aldrin: [Garble] you don't know how to do it.

Collins: Well, that pisses me off! This crapping thing - [garble] set on f:4 or 5.6; that's probably about right.

Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston.

McCandless: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: Yes, I stuck it some place. Our monitor showed that to be very bright. I realize that 404 should be a negative number, and it is minus 13495. (Long Pause) (Pause) We'll leave that to further analysis. It is in track mode Auto. We've got 4,200 on the tapemeter. I've got the mission rules No-Go. Both vertical? It sure is nice in here.

Collins: No, that's...

McCandless: This is Houston. Over. [Pause.]

Collins: Yes, Shaffer screwed up - got to get his eccentric orbit.

Collins: Yes. Alright, if IMU is realigned, realign the GDC. How about a Go for Logic Bus Arm. We think ten is probably closer. Sure as hell is.

Armstrong: This one here?

Collins: Verified. [Long pause.]

PAO: With a successful burn we should reacquire Apollo 11 in 7 minutes, 20 seconds from now. However, the Canary Island station will acquire Apollo 11 in less than a minute. During the course of this burn the spacecraft will increase its speed by about 3,280 feet per second, or about 2,240 miles per hour [1,000 m/s]. Buzz Aldrin performed the counting tasks in concert with Charlie Duke, the Capsule Communicator here on the ground, and at times Buzz's - Buzz's voice, we noted considerable enthusiasm for the way things are going, and at times Charlie Duke shared that enthusiasm. And at 127 hours, 6 minutes Ground Elapsed Time in the flight of Apollo 11; this is Mission Control. Downrange 1,400 miles now. Apollo 11 reported still in stable 2, but gradually righting itself.

Armstrong: Yes?

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston reading you loud and clear. Out.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Houston, go ahead. You going to send me some data? Is that affirmative?

Collins: Sounds like there's a story behind that one, too.

Collins: Okay. There she goes, Menkent. Starting on the page with compartment L2 and L3. [Long pause.]

Collins: Go ahead, Houston.

Armstrong: Verify CMC.

Aldrin: Hey, you get an A-plus. Over.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. We copy your signal strength, 3.8. And do you want your Noun 89 values?

Aldrin: No, you take this TV on out. Over. (Reviewing the present situation) Okay, Mode Control is set. [As if] it's not bad enough, not finding the right landing spot...

Armstrong: I don't know; it goes up more on the yaw needle than the pitch needle, but I'm not sure that's indicative of anything except needle sensitivity. Got it.

Duke: Stand by. Five-by, Mike. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Well, I guess that ought to do it.

Armstrong: To Columbia? Don't do that.

Aldrin: Go ahead. Burn complete, Mike.

Aldrin: Okay, Mike. I think that's going to be better. Look at that. Be getting around to the... Go ahead there.

Armstrong: Apollo 11 at 1,500 feet. Yes.

Aldrin: Houston, are you observing the higher O2 flow on Fuel Cell 3?

Armstrong: All set.

Evans: Mark. Over.

Aldrin: Rotational Hand Controller, number 2, Armed. Isn't it? For example, the camera right now is looking out the number 5 window, and it definitely gives a rosier or tanner tinge, especially when you look straight through it and not at an angle. I'm not sure which side it's on. Go ahead with the PDI. Over. Over. Looks like it's quite easy to (garbled)...

Aldrin: If it's fast, I'll stop it.

McCandless: 11, Houston. (Long Pause) Neil, this is Houston. Over.

Armstrong: We don't have too much...

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: We may...

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Hello, Eagle.

Collins: Mark.

Duke: Roger. Stand by.

Duke: Roger.

Collins: Now I can't see...

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: All right.

Armstrong: Yes.

Armstrong: Excuse me.

Aldrin: Yeah, it's locked and aligned. [Pause.]

Collins: Follow the needle, follow the needle [garble]. Let's invent a new home for it because that old home is full of that smelly old urine bag.

Duke: 11, Houston. The Goldstone TV guys say that they have some horizontal banding across the upper part of the picture and across the lower part. Tig, 104:39:47:00, 55358, 00322, plus 0022. We read System A Ascent Fuel, Ascent Oxidizer. Over. [Pause.]

Armstrong: Okay. There's one of them.

McCandless: ...the bottom of the picture. And you're a little over a minute from LOS at Canary. Over.

Collins: Okay. [Long pause.] Let me check it again. Anybody got any good suggestions?

Garriott: Roger. Over. Two more verifications, here. [Pause.] Over.

Collins: 83:53:00.

Duke: Columbia, Houston.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: I finally gave it to... Alright.

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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