Collins: TVC... There is a reddish glow filling the black area of the sextant, and the star is lost somewhere in there, and I cannot see it.
Duke: Roger, 11. Over. [Long pause.] [Long pause.]
Armstrong: We've just lost lock, Ron.
Collins: Continual flashes...
Collins: Go ahead.
Aldrin: And, occasionally, you know, a little piece of something hits the - what do you call that - covering?
Collins: Buzz, you on the forward Omni? TLI 10-minute abort pitch, 223. [Long pause.]
Duke: Roger, Buzz.
Armstrong: Inboard cut-off.
Aldrin: No, I don't think so.
Collins: No, I mean any - any other weights or anything?
Armstrong: And we're approaching the terminator now. Yes.
McCandless: H2... Over.
Collins: Go ahead.
Duke: Roger. Is that you, Buzz, with your hand on it? And our pitch attitude's a little wrong here. Ready for your readbacks, Over.
Aldrin: Roger. Something like that, salmon salad.
Duke: Eagle, Houston. And your little maneuver back here a moment ago will put you about 20 miles ahead of the LM at TEI.
Aldrin: Got it? We're showing - we're showing about 15 degrees plus pitch and about 270. I got 'em. You want that now? At around 53 hours we'll do a P52 in PTC. Column Bravo: 03, 00000; 04, 20017; 05, 20616. The only trouble is, it's towards - towards 90, isn't it?
Aldrin: [Garble] up tracking... Houston, what time would you estimate we should allow for the ? We're braking. It's a tight fix then. Over. Houston, you reading Eagle now on aft Omni? Apollo 11.
Collins: Doesn't seem to me, for the PAD we got, we...we want to load in any... I've gone Accel Command in all three axes to prevent that thruster firing that last time.
Collins: There's Mount Marilyn.
Collins: Sounds good.
McCandless: All right. Over.
Armstrong: Everything's right next to everything in this vehicle.
McCandless: Ah, thank you. [Pause.] You're coming in very loud and very clear, here. And the angles look good.
McCandless: Roger. 0.2.
McCandless: Right. Over. Over
Collins: You should hear...
Aldrin: Roger, I have it. How far are - out are we now, Charlie?
Evans: Roger. Roger. And on Surface (checklist page) 50 will be the first change there. And that's the block data on the maneuver PAD, by the way.
Armstrong: Roger. Or could you tell?
Duke: Copy. Over. The angles you got in the Flight Plan will be good when you get there.
PAO: This is Apollo Control. Neil Armstrong just reported back: "It's been a real smooth countdown". This is Mission Control, Houston. And we're about 10 minutes away from the scheduled separation time now.
PAO: This is Apollo Control. 10 seconds from predicted time of acquisition. Interior view of the Command Module looking up into the LM hatch, CSM/LM hatch area. We won't know for sure how the burn comes out until we reacquire. Apollo 11's distance from Earth now 108,594 nautical miles. 30 seconds and counting. 30 seconds and counting. Our air/ground sounding somewhat noisy, this being because we're utilizing the Omni antenna for downlink. If for some reason, CapCom does want to communicate with the crew, he will request clearance from the recovery forces before putting in a call. He was followed about 5 minutes later by Mike Collins, and finally Buzz Aldrin, the man who is sitting in the middle seat during lift-off, was the third astronaut to come aboard. As Eagle went over the hill on the 25th revolution, a velocity was being measured at 5,410 feet per second [1,649 m/s]. Ignition, shutdown.
Collins: The razor should be in there with the shaving cream, isn't it? Negative that.
Collins: Yes, [garble].
Armstrong: I'll stop.
Armstrong: That's a little more chamber pressure than they were predicting.
Aldrin: It's all over me. Anything more before I head on up, Bruce?
Collins: I believe! [Long pause.]
Armstrong: Do you want to talk to them?
Collins: Burn! Thank you kindly. But that might make it better and maybe a little bit worse. Could you enable the S-band relay at least one-way from Eagle to Columbia so I can hear what's going on? Alright, secondary TVC check; Gimbal Motors, Pitch 2, Yaw 2, On.
Armstrong: (PLSS) diverter valve's up.
McCandless: Roger. Copy. Roll zero. Negative, 11.
Aldrin: Do I need some circuit breaker in to get - -
Collins: So I guess the comm's pretty well taken care of? Over. I'm in Reacq and Narrow now.
Duke: Stand by. Just like the refrigerator. [Long pause.]
Armstrong: Go ahead.
Aldrin: Verify Cabin Fan Number 1 circuit breaker open. Up position. You got VHF B available?
Duke: 11, Houston. [Long pause.]
Armstrong: I think we're going to have to - Well, we'll leave this here anyway [garble] magazine [garble].
Duke: Okay. We could attempt a little bit better focus on it. Copy.
Armstrong: I updated the LOS time in your...
Armstrong: Let's get your clock first and then we'll get TEphem. They were very clean.
Collins: That'll bring some more junk back here. Let me try that one again. [Long pause.]
Duke: Rog. How me? Over.
PAO: And that time is the initial acquisition time, but it could take a little longer to lock onto the signal for voice communications. Altitude 177 nautical miles.
PAO: This is Jim Lovell calling Apollo 11. It did appear it might have been Mike Collins. The tape from this unscheduled TV pass will probably be fed from Goldstone to Houston following the regularly scheduled TV transmission this evening. 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.
Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston. Understand. Huh?
Collins: We're making it get smaller and smaller here to make sure that it really is the one we're leaving.
Duke: Roger. Over. Plus. Over. 11, Houston.
Duke: Stand by. You started off really stable there, Mike. We'd like you to do two more on star 45. You can scratch the Verb 66 at 134:30.
Duke: 11, Houston. Out.
Aldrin: Okay. 029. I think I've got the end of it. We're going to a torque. ] It looks like it's a shadow. Over.
Armstrong: Beautiful looking horizon, it's hard to describe. [Long pause.] You must have a new, new star chart. This is very close to ignition point for powered descent. Thank you. I'm going to get to that just as soon as I finish these...(this) picture series. (Long Pause) Have you got another clip?
Garriott: Roger, Neil.
McCandless: 11, Houston.
Collins: Ready to copy. It's worked very well. Okay?
Duke: Rog. [Long pause.]
Aldrin: No, we don't need it yet. ] It looks like it's a shadow. I don't guess we have a spare signal conditioner or anything like that, do we?
Evans: That's negative. Over.
Collins: And the horizon check passes.
Aldrin: ... [garble] pitch attitude.
Armstrong: You want him to go to High Gain, yaw, zero or - say again the numbers. Doesn't look [garble] but it's not - turned off. (Long Pause as Neil stops to take photos of Buzz, as per checklist) Okay.
Aldrin: Okay, it's, it's working somewhat. We copy.
Duke: Hello, Apollo 11. The exact range is 125,200 miles, and you're traveling 4,486 feet per second. Roger. Over. Over.
Armstrong: Roger; thank you.
Collins: Logic 2 coming on.
Duke: We had a shot moment - a moment ago of the suit disconnect valve. Real clear. Stand by. [Long pause.]
Duke: Negative. [Pause.] We see the Sun shining in through it behind him and blotting out the equatorial - correction, ecliptic plane, and the stars that you're using for the navigation.
Collins: [Garble] up a little bit.
Armstrong: It's for sure it's not going anywhere; this one's bolted down two places - and this one is... Mike, how do you read?
Collins: Eagle, Columbia's starting to maneuver to TPI attitude. Over and over.
McCandless: Okay. (Long Pause) Columbia. Out. Thank you. May require for playback.
McCandless: They're all smiles down here, even the trench. Over.
Collins: That's a horrible window. It's going to be 9 minutes.
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