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Garbled transmissions.


Armstrong: That's a little more chamber pressure than they were predicting.

Aldrin: [Garble]? Well, I hope - I hope they have the data that shows just what we did have at contact when they can get photographs [garble] all the film we got.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: I'm going to put the R in the reserve camera. Direct, two, Main A, Main B?

Aldrin: Last night I couldn't get this far from the [garble].

McCandless: Roger. And you want to know if you can go ahead and use additional oxygen to bring the Command Module up to 5.0 and continue the equalization? Over. Out.

Aldrin: What's the time?

Armstrong: ... the time, is that right?

Aldrin: Just about to be cut off by the LM.

McCandless: Roger. Over. Over.

Collins: Well, looks like we're picking up a little. Houston, Apollo 11.

Aldrin: [Garble] terminator, 4. We'll get it going.

Armstrong: Hey, it seemed to stick pretty well if you stood it up on the... with the lens kind of pointing out. [Long pause.] Deadband, Max...

Armstrong: Just about midnight in Houston town. Well, we got something in the LM slot [garble].

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. And we've completed the post-sleep checklist. ] Coming around to - back that way [garble]. Standing by for the gimbal motors. Over. We'll do that.

Duke: Roger, 11. [Long pause.]

PAO: We should have Acquisition Of Signal shortly. The tape from this unscheduled TV pass will probably be fed from Goldstone to Houston following the regularly scheduled TV transmission this evening.

Aldrin: Okay. Going to Delta.

Collins: Yes (laughter). Over. Yeah, I'm with you.

Armstrong: No, I haven't been.

McCandless: Roger. We copy. If you think it looks level by eyeball, go ahead.

Collins: Oh, Charlie.

Collins: That's [garble], alright. Yes, okay. Is that affirmative? No.

Aldrin: [Garble] out of plane. One, Zero. I don't guess there's any need to tape that up now.

Collins: Let them see what they're getting for their money.

Aldrin: And as the Moon sinks slowly in the west, Apollo 11 bids good day to you.

McCandless: Roger. They'll hang in there for about another 47 hours or so.

Collins: I know, I was looking at it upside down for a while.

Duke: Stand by one. Stand by. If you could comply, we'd like to see little smiling faces up there, if you could give us some interior views. Over.

Duke: 11, Houston. We have - the rest of the PAD is NA.

Armstrong: Oh, I see a little flashing out there, yes.

McCandless: Mark. (Long Pause)

Haise: Okay.

McCandless: Roger, 11. We copy. The radios are still in good shape, and we're still waiting for your rates to decay. I guess you're about the only person around that doesn't have TV coverage of the scene.

Armstrong: Hello, Houston.

McCandless: We'll have them for you in a minute, 11. [Long pause.] Did you copy my notes on SPS chamber pressure?

Aldrin: Yes, I'm working on the High Gain right now. 3.4?

Armstrong: Okay. It'll take us about 5 minutes to get rigged.

Lovell: It's a lot bigger than our last vehicle. This is the backup Commander still standing by. [Pause.]

Lovell: Roger, Buzz. I just want to remind you that the most difficult part of your mission is going to be after recovery.

Lovell: Okay. Stand by one. Mike, are you satisfied with P23 now?

Lovell: This is Jim, Mike.

Lovell: Understand. Is it pretty well defined for you and no longer hazy?

Lovell: Roger, Buzz.

Aldrin: Okay, infinity, at f:11 - and 1/250th, huh? I'm looking eyeball to eyeball. It says observe the lunar surface.

Collins: Tell you what, that's Venus.

Collins: Reading you loud and clear on A. [Pause.]

Duke: Rog. Could you verify the reading on your O2 flow indicator? [Long pause.]

Aldrin: (Cough) Boy, it's a dusty vehicle in here. [Long pause.] Copy. (Garbled) like that. Thank you very much. Going to Omni Charlie. They look good to me.

Collins: Okay. I didn't - I didn't feel a shock, and I thought things were pretty steady. Over. How do you read? 8 minutes until TIG.

Duke: Go ahead, 11.

Collins: ...Buzz.

Duke: Eagle, Houston. You guys are speedy; you beat us to the punch here. [Long pause.]

Unidentified: [Garble].

Collins: Yes, f:8 at l/250th.

Duke: 11, Houston. Over. Roger.

Aldrin: Yes, I had the switch on 'Outside' while I was going through the overhead window.

Duke: Eagle, Houston. We didn't have a chance to get a good check for you. We have - the rest of the PAD is NA.

Aldrin: Neil is now unveiling the plaque that is (garbled) gear. And you want us to cycle the O2 and H2 fans, I imagine?

Armstrong: [Garble].

Armstrong: Okay. You want to get the other lens on?

Collins: Eagle, Columbia. Good.

Collins: No, 10 degrees - 2 minutes.

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

McCandless: Roger, Mike. Over.

Network: Goldstone M&O, Houston CapCom.

Comm: Roger. I am reading the numbers on our monitor here.

Comm: Roger. I read you loud and clear.

Comm: Roger. I read you loud and clear.

Comm: Houston CapCom, Goldstone M&O. Houston CapCom, Goldstone M&O Net 1.

Network: Okay. Go.

Comm: Houston CapCom, Goldstone M&O Net 1.

Aldrin: Go ahead. (Long Pause) What did you want, Mike?

Collins: Now the undock attitude and the SEP attitude ought to be the same, so I'm going to go to what they gave me for the updated separation burn attitude. She's darn well unbelievable - something.

Duke: Rog. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Tank pressures are still good.

McCandless: Roger. [Pause.]

Collins: Plus the normal configuration. Your track light still on?

Armstrong: Okay, you got 100.4 now.

Collins: Okay, here we go.

Aldrin: Yes. Over.

Armstrong: You've got it.

Collins: Stand by one. Maybe on the other side.

Aldrin: Yes, that's right. I'd like to discuss with you a few of the more symbolic aspects of the flight of our mission, Apollo 11. Go ahead. At 07, cut-off. Columbia, Eagle. [Long pause.]

Duke: Roger.

Collins: Sure. And your...

Duke: Go ahead, Eagle. Over. Five-by, Mike. And that's a good view of Neil's - correction, of Buzz's circuit breaker panel, there. 144:56:47. Over.

Aldrin: Okay, Noun 81, minus 0, plus 0.4, plus 0.9. Yes, those look like good ones right now.

Armstrong: I'd leave that here. Man, this is really something, you ought to look at this. Verify MTVC.

McCandless: Roger. I think we can make them out. Over. Say again, 11.

McCandless: Mark. ) Over.

McCandless: That's affirmative. Out.

Aldrin: The S-IVB?

Duke: Roger. [Pause.]

Duke: 11. [No answer.]

Armstrong: Right-oh.

Armstrong: Let me do that for you. How do you read?

Collins: Good deal. We've got a hose up there that we're hoping will sort of help keep it a little bit dry. (Long Pause) Ready to copy. The Czar is brushing his teeth, so I'm filling in for him.


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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