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Garbled transmissions.


McCandless: Roger. Over. We'll have them for you in a minute, 11.

Collins: Houston, Apollo 11.

Aldrin: Alright. Over. Isn't it?

Collins: Continual flashes... But you don't want to do that any more, huh? Standby.

McCandless: Roger. We expect single-bank operation to be 90 - that is, 90 psi on the gauge with an actual chamber pressure of 95 psi [655 kPa]. Over. (Pause. TLI 10-minute abort pitch, 223. [Pause.]

Armstrong: Pull it out. On descent 1, fuel and oxidizer are reading 10 psi; and descent 2, fuel is reading 10 psi, oxidizer 11 psi. [Long pause.] Probably a tad on the warm side.

Collins: Here's about where we are, [garble]. Thanks, sir.

Aldrin: ...35, 30 seconds, yes. Mark. Sunrise's going to be 52:10 - and I missed [garble].

Collins: It's says minus 67 and zero.

McCandless: Okay. And Booster tells me it's the continuous vent system. This is Houston. Over. Over.

Collins: Okay. That's in work, Houston.

McCandless: Roger. (Long Pause)

Collins: Yes, I think that's the third star.

Armstrong: Thank you.

Duke: Rog. [Long pause.] Over.

Aldrin: No - yes.

Collins: I wonder where we are.

Collins: Oh, what time is it?

PAO: A flight dynamics officer reports that, in terms of distance, Apollo 11 will reach the half-way mark at 25 hours, 0 minutes, 53 seconds. That was Buzz Aldrin speaking with Owen Garriott here in the Mission Control Center. Unofficial splash time is 195 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. We're happy with all our data in all modes. And Davy Hill, from Jackson, Michigan, won his third major golf in as many starts in the past week. You're looking great at 8 minutes.

Collins: What'd he say?

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston, you're Go for Pyro Arm. You're looking mighty fine to us. Over.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Want a - ...?

Collins: Houston, Columbia. Thank you. ] [Garbled. I think, Buzz, if you put - put the High Gain to Manual and go pitch 20 - yaw 360 - pitch minus 20, I guess...

Aldrin: That's confirmed. That comm was so good I don't think I'd need those damn things [garble].

Crew: (Garbled).

onboard): (Garbled)

Aldrin: Hey, Jim.

Armstrong: That's spectacular out there - Looks like you're flying right into the side of a mountain, doesn't it? Well, we got something in the LM slot [garble].

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. We concur with the logic. Out.

Collins: [Garble.]

Armstrong: Yes, that's all.

McCandless: This is Houston.

Armstrong: Yes, it should have been 1.4 degrees yaw. [Long pause.]

McCandless: Roger. The onboard PC reading is due to a known gauge calibration factor between what you've actually got in the chamber and what you're reading out on the gauge. Over. Go ahead.

Collins: Roger. How are you reading Mike?

PAO: 3 minutes to entry.

McCandless: Roger.

PAO: This is Apollo Control at 2 hours, 16 minutes.

McCandless: Stand by a minute, Mike. (Pause) If it doesn't bring you up with the M-line parallel to the horizon to the substellar point, we'll see if we can get you some ground-computed angles. Over.

Collins: A few minutes. In compartment B4, we have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven - correction, we have eight pockets for chlorine and buffer ampules, of which - let me correct that. It's about 6 minutes.

Duke: 11, Houston. Over. Over.

Collins: It's there, but it's not dab smack in the middle of the sextant. Do you want me to null that to zero or do you want to add 2 and leave it as a 4?

Air Boss: Apollo 11, this is Air Boss.

PAO: Apollo 11 is stable 1 now, stable 1.

Duke: Copy.

Aldrin: You got the [garble] in [garble]? We could do either just as easily. Over. Yes.

Armstrong: You got the power switches turned on up there at the...

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: Oh.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Roger. It is the white index, is it not, that you're interested in comparing whether it's in the red or green?

Duke: Roger. So if you will just pencil in both buses from PDI through high gate, it'll be correct for that line. Over. Over.

Armstrong: Okay; I'll take care of it.

Collins: Go ahead. Looks like a [garble].

Duke: Go, Tranquility. We'll have a word for you in just a moment. [Pause.] [Long pause.] We swapped antennas on you again. Over. [Long pause.]

Duke: Roger. Over. That's affirmative, Columbia.

Aldrin: Columbia, Eagle. To Manual.

Collins: ...IMU align. Anything in a pretty cockpit like that is bound to work.

McCandless: Roger, 11. The picture's getting a little grainy now. ]

Aldrin: Roger, LOI-2: SPS/G&N: 38320, plus 1.66, minus 0.81; 080:11:36.03; minus 0140.8, minus all balls, minus 0074.3.

Collins: Negative, Houston.

Aldrin: We done plumb tuckered that one out.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Duke: Touché. We have scrubbed the Midcourse 1. Looks like it's a little bit easier than doing that in the chamber.

Duke: Roger. Out

Armstrong: Hey, you...

Armstrong: (Laughter) Well, that stuff can't [garble] tell.

PAO: We have acquisition.

PAO: Apollo 11 right on the ground track. We'll continue to have noise on the circuit until we get a stronger signal. Eagle now is in an orbit measuring 9.4 nautical miles [17.4 km] at insertion or perilune, and 46.7 [86.5 km] at apolune. Apollo 11 is presently 127,991 nautical miles from Earth, traveling at a speed of about 4,400 feet per second. That will be just about 2 minutes prior to the time that we will have reacquired the Lunar Module. This is Mission Control, Houston. We are on the automatic sequence. T minus 25 seconds. Mike Collins reported that it would - we would go ahead with the regularly scheduled one when they are in the LM. Continuing to monitor - or read those displays that gave us our final readout prior to our passage to the backside of the Moon. LM acquisition time is 102 hours, 16 minutes, 25 secomds. Belay that last announcement. Neil Armstrong just reported back: "It's been a real smooth countdown". All of these maneuvers, incidentally, in the rendezvous sequence by Eagle, will be made by the - using the Reaction Control System of Eagle. Aircraft reports visual with 3 full chutes. Downrange 1,400 miles now. That should have completed Descent Orbit Insertion maneuver. Velocity; 7,664 feet per second [2,336 m/s]. Another crewman to his left, I'm not sure, at this point, that I can make out who it was. Duration of the burn expected to be 5 minutes, 47 seconds. Interior view of the Command Module looking up into the LM hatch, CSM/LM hatch area. Predicting that will be uncovered at 8 minutes, 17 seconds with outboard engine cut-off 9 minutes, 11 seconds on the second stage. Shutdown.

Duke: Roger.

Duke: 11, Houston. Noun 84: plus 0122.3, minus all zeros, plus 0188.9; Noun 33, 102:44:27.00, PDI plus 12 burn time is 0:46, burn time for DOI is 0:30. Standby one.

Aldrin: Give me a Verb 51. Okay, Verb 82 in there. [Garble] up tracking...

Armstrong: What? That sounds a little on the high side. ...departed it with a little Delta-V.

McCandless: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

McCandless: Tranquility Base, this is Houston.

Aldrin: In between the - the Y-Y strut and the wall over here, to keep it from bouncing around. And ya'aven't - change on the LM weight. A little haze over the upper Italian peninsula, some cumulus clouds out over Greece. It sure is nice in here.

Collins: 77:50, we'll be at the prime meridian.

Garriott: Roger, Tranquility. Request you go to manual temperature control and bring it up. Over. I have a P22 update for you. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Yes, sir.

Duke: 11, Houston. We're seeing some temperature rises on the Passive Seismic Experiment that are a little higher than normal and were wondering if you could verify the deployed position. We just wanted a narrative such that we can - When we get the playback, we can sort of correlate what we're seeing. That's true.

Collins: [Garble]? P52.

McCandless: 11, we're still seeing rates on your spacecraft above those that we'd like for any - continuation of the PTC mode.

Aldrin: Roger, Houston. (Pause)

Aldrin: Yes. Want one?

McCandless: Roger. Over. We copy. Ullage two jets, 16 seconds, undocked. I've got the 1 and 4 PADs here, right now. There we go, the salmon salad, very good.

Aldrin: [Garble.] Haven't the foggiest.

Aldrin: Yes, it's going to Mode 2.

Armstrong: That right?

Collins: Att Deadband, Minimum. All right.

Armstrong: Okay.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.] Your angles are 270 in yaw, pitch minus 50. We want to get to the proper sleep attitude before we proceed on with the comm check. You did great work there. [Pause.] 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. This constant overcast in the MOCR here is a little hard to see outside. He didn't mention that. Over. We're reading, you in Backup Voice now. We gave you a LM state vector. We'll just keep it as it is. Go ahead, 11. Thank you much for that description. [Pause.] Wondered if you could give us an estimate of sleep last night. Control said he'd like a AGS align, there. [Long pause.] Over. Thirty-seven minutes 'til T3.

Collins: [Garble]. [Long pause.] Fine. Sure can. [Garble.]

McCandless: Roger. (Long Pause) Time of closest approach, 110:33:40. [Pause.] You can either discuss a little later on this evening or sometime later in the mission at your option. Other factors that might conceivably have an influence on it would be battery temperature, things of this sort. Over. Roger.

Collins: Go ahead with the 130 update.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. Let me think about it, and I'll come back.

Armstrong: Pyros are...four breakers are in, and switches are up. Our monitor is a little bit wavy, so it's hard for us to tell when we're - when we've got a steady picture for you.

Collins: Sounds like a good idea.


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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