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Garbled transmissions.


Hornet: Air Boss 1, this is Hornet Bridge.

PAO: The elevator will take Recovery 1 down to the hangar deck and where the crew will enter the Mobile Quarantine Facility.

PAO: We are getting a black and white television picture in the control center at this time and we should have that in color by now.

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

Armstrong: We're hoping, Bruce, that our 16-mm film was working at that point in descent, and we'll be able to confirm our touchdown position.

Collins: It's almost the same anyway.

Duke: 11, we have a good view of the window there.

Collins: Ready to copy. Sounds fine.

Armstrong: 25 - 25 550 at a 100 miles - something like that, it changes, probably... Yes, I guess it'll take us another - 6 minutes or something like that.

Collins: I don't either, [garble].

Evans: Roger. Say again. Everything looks good and we assume the steerable (high gain antenna)'s in track mode Auto.

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Roger, sir. Go. Over.

Collins: I'll bet you we're never going to catch up.

Collins: Okay?

Duke: Roger. You're five-by. Looks good. [Pause.]

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Collins: I was off in roll. I say the leak check is complete, and I'm proceeding with opening the hatch dump valve.

Aldrin: They're pulled.

Duke: 60 seconds (of fuel left before the 'Bingo' call).

Collins: Are you going to do your hot-fire now?

Duke: Okay. We'll be happy to have you back.

Duke: Roger.

Collins: Ready to copy.

PAO: Mark.

Aldrin: Say again what you'd like.

Collins: It was floating in the aft bulkhead.

Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston. Maybe we ought to - next time split that in half, and put half of it on one side and half on the other or something like that. Going there now.

Armstrong: Got it. ...to keep the Moon in sight.

Collins: Houston, Columbia. All you see is the three of us, but beneath the surface are thousands and thousands of others, and to all those, I would like to say, thank you very much. Just 1 second. Mark...

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. 11, this is Houston. It was in and confirmed in, and the readings after jettison stayed about 0.1 to 0.2.

Aldrin: Affirmative. [Long pause.] You don't have an 8-minute mark.

Duke: Go ahead, Columbia. Over. Go ahead.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: See that SLA panel?

McCandless: Roger. That's a pretty localized observation. And you're a little over a minute from LOS at Canary. Out. At time approximately 22:30 in the Flight Plan, in your post-sleep checklist, and in all other post-sleep checklists, we'd like you to delete the statement that says Auto RCS Jet Select, 16, to On, and what we're doing here is picking this up in the procedure for exiting PTC that's in your CSM checklist. We're...

Collins: Ho-hum, ho-hum.

McCandless: Star 37 will be fine for the optics calibration.

Armstrong: Rog. Houston, this is Neil. Screen [garble].

Armstrong: 2 minutes to get our horizon check at 10 degrees. Mark.

Aldrin: 119:59:5992.

Duke: Stand by. Over. If that's not the Earth, we're in trouble.

Aldrin: S-band noise. I did already.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: Hey, you know, we got a TV show at...

Collins: ...is holding.

Duke: Roger.

Duke: Roger, Buzz. You can do the Verb 66 and the computer is yours. Out.

Collins: [Garble.]

Armstrong: Go ahead. [Long pause.] Yes.

Aldrin: You've got plenty.

Duke: Eagle, Houston.

Aldrin: Shades of Gemini retrofire, are you sure we're - (laughter) - No, let's see - the motors point this way and the gases escape that way, therefore imparting a thrust that-a-way. Except there's such a big shadow being cast by everything...

Collins: Go ahead. [Garble].

Duke: Roger. Would you have Columbia go to the High Gain, yaw 0, pitch minus 20. Over.

Aldrin: Okay. And ya'aven't - change on the LM weight. We will be using a fresh one and itÂ’ll be color interior. [Long pause.]

McCandless: Okay. Couple of quick flight plan updates here. You are Go at 4 minutes.

McCandless: Roger. I see a - what a plus 0.1 and a plus 0.2 on nautical miles and feet per second. )

Armstrong: [Garble.] We're over Mount Marilyn at the present time, and it's ignition point.

Aldrin: Main Bus Tie A coming On.

Collins: We appreciate that, Ron. Not going to let these LM guys play with my DSKY any more.

Duke: Affirm. [Long pause.] Over.

Aldrin: [Garble].

Duke: In other news, and there was a little bit, another explorer, Thor Heyerdahl, had to give up his attempt to sail a papyrus boat across the Atlantic. Over. Over. Over. We're unable to raise voice with him. Over.

Collins: Okay. That was quite a wild gyration for docking.

Evans: Say again, Buzz. Stand by on the gimbal angles. Request high gain. Stand by.

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston. Eagle, Houston.

Aldrin: You want to end up with that window - opposite his right window so you don't want to roll right.

McCandless: Roger. We copied the residuals and burn time, and that was about it. (Pause)

Collins: And we're 23 - we're 30 seconds from AOS, so those angles should be okay.

McCandless: Roger. 11, from down here on telemetry, all your systems look to be in good shape.

Armstrong: Okay. Go ahead.

Aldrin: Well, it'll be a little crowded in here for a while. Okay, let's switch to B Data now.

Armstrong: No, you want to go to Inertial?

Armstrong: Another [garble].

Collins: How's it going, Neil? Yeah. Did you get the word on the entry checklist?

Evans: Columbia, Houston. (Long Pause)

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: A few minutes.

Armstrong: You might want to back off a half stop to get the Earth...

McCandless: More to the north and a little more to the east. We copy. [Long pause.]

McCandless: Roger. Stand by, please.

Aldrin: Neil, what did you do with the - [garble] camera back sight ? Roger. Rotation Control Power, Direct, two of them, to Main A/Main B.

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

Aldrin: Negative. Houston, the AGS has a Delta-H of 15.5.

Collins: Negative. That's what it says you ought to supposed to be doing.

Armstrong: Does it look like you're gonna be able to do this without burning thrusters, Mike?

McCandless: Okay, 11. Out. (Long Pause)

Collins: I think Buzz is trying. Over. It looks okay, I fire the bottle right away. And those are about the only off-nominals we have.

Aldrin: Well, we [garble]...

Aldrin: ...some particles jumping around on your screen. Go ahead with the K-factor. I got that. We just got seven-tenths on the radar. Terminating battery charge. [Long pause.] Go ahead there. We'll give it a try.

Collins: Well - Okay - Well, this morning, let's just see how close it comes to being parallel to the M-line.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: We may...

Aldrin: Yes, that's the way it looks, Charlie.

Armstrong: Yes. (Long Pause)

Armstrong: (Sounding congested) We're yawed 13 degrees left on the ball, and I think that's probably about right.

Collins: Thanks, sir. See - it's going to be hard to get into that - sampler there.


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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