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Garbled transmissions.


Aldrin: Shaking at 3 minutes.

McCandless: Stand by a minute, Mike.

Collins: No, I would. Are you going to do your hot-fire now?

Armstrong: In the card, right?

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. All your systems are looking good from down here. Over.

McCandless: Roger, Tranquility. We're going to be watching the weather here, and we expect to have an update on the weather, I guess, in about another half hour or 45 minutes, to pass to you. Roger. Cream of chicken, three spoons.

Collins: Thank you. Thank you.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. You guys are speedy; you beat us to the punch here. [Long pause.] Out.

Collins: I don't know where [garble] other than that.

Aldrin: ...

Armstrong: You think it's on your - your spot meter reading for the Earth?

Aldrin: No. I'm waiting to pick it up in the sextant.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Negative.

Collins: How's that? Let's do it and see what happens.

Aldrin: 19 seconds to ullage; two jets.

Armstrong: How does he look, Mike?

Collins: Yes.

Evans: Columbia, Houston. [Pause.] (Pause)

Armstrong: Okay. Am I clear?

Collins: Ooh, sure, I will.

Aldrin: Go ahead.

Armstrong: How are you doing?

Aldrin: [Garble.] Thank you. Is that affirm? [Garble] plus [garble].

Evans: Columbia, Houston. (Long Pause) We're coming up with your second load now.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: ...in cryo hydrogen tank 1.

McCandless: Yes indeed. Thank you.

Aldrin: [Garble.] What do you think about that?

Duke: Mark. [Long pause.]

Duke: That's affirmative. You're Go for PDI. [Long pause.]

Collins: Yes, just [garble] a lot [garble] there. Is that affirmative? I was just curious as to what had happened. No, you need the power on over there, though.

Armstrong: Yes. Go ahead.

Aldrin: Is Goldstone the only station that's going to get this?

Collins: We appreciate that, Ron. How's the old White Team today?

Armstrong: Pretty good.

Collins: 1511.

Duke: Roger, 11. AOS is 84:30, and prior to - or at LOS, we would like you to go - Configure the S-band for High Gain track to Reacq, High Gain beam to Narrow, and let's try that to see if we can get an automatic Reacq at the next AOS. Over. I'll give it to you exactly. Stand by.

Collins: Roger, Houston.

Aldrin: Oh, wait a minute, here it is. and PGNS agree very closely.

McCandless: This is Houston.

Collins: Go ahead. [Long pause.] We've got the Earth steady out Window 1. 50:05. Try that again. Thank you. [Garble.]

PAO: Have a good view here of the computer and display and keyboard assembly with the green lights flashing.

Armstrong: And, Charlie, the LM/CM Delta-P is just over 1 pound right now.

Collins: ...it sounds a little scratchy to us too, but the czar likes it. You're broken up. Could you stay quiet for 15 seconds while I get this locked on.

Duke: Roger. Houston. [Long pause.]

Duke: Roger. Copy, Eagle. I was looking at your bank Bravo nitrogen tank. [Pause.]

Collins: You remember anything about that, Neil?

Duke: Rog. [Pause.] [Long pause.]

Duke: Go ahead, 11.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: ...is 95. We've completed the P52 option 1.

Aldrin: Why don't I leave the dark slide...

Armstrong: I haven't had it.

PAO: Standing by for Ron Evans' big moment as he makes his call to the spacecraft, as being the sleep watch, his job has been rather easy or at least he hasn't had too much conversation with... Following that, the astronauts, the prime crew, were awakened at 4:15 am Eastern Daylight as planned in their countdown, and proceeded to have a physical examination in which they were declared flight-ready. And at 125 hours, 14 minutes Ground Elapsed Time, this is Apollo Control. At 3 minutes, downrange 70 miles, 43 miles high, velocity 9,300 feet per second.

PAO: Hatch is now reported secure. Velocity 27,800 feet per second.

Duke: Stand by. [Pause.] Looks good.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: Beautiful!

Collins: See if that looks pretty good - through the sextant and see if that doesn't come up. It's about 6 minutes. Now... We've got one installed on the water gun and the other one installed on the spigot down in the LEB, and we - mention one problem with them is that they leak at the junction between the food bag and the water filter. They are. Over. I haven't been at this very long. I'll tell you what we ought to do, [garble].

Duke: Roger. Let us know when you're ready to copy. Sounds good. The only thing that we see is a little white dot in the bottom of our screen, which is - our TV guys say is an - apparently a burned out spot in the camera, but it should come back. Will you please have him select aft Omni? Did we copy what, Neil?

Armstrong: Roger.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Copy. Got it on?

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: So I heard.

Armstrong: Okay.

McCandless: Roger.

Armstrong: One of these days, we could bring the whole MOCR along, and then that'll save a lot of antenna switching. PPKs? Geeze, it was a beautiful thing. I think it increased in thrust. It should be 70.

Aldrin: I - if you wonder, I stuffed my launch checklist and - in the little gap between the... It's in progress. Over.

Armstrong: 10 seconds.

Aldrin: Roger. We'll get started on the fuel cell purge while we're eating. And our readouts on board are Alpha is 82, Bravo is 84, Cocoa is 84, and Delta is 87.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: 1519, CMC Optics Zero, Off, Verb 41, Noun 91. Get some tape.

Aldrin: Check. (Pause)

Collins: Thrusting.

Aldrin: Okay. I wonder if you have a star that might be a little closer to the direction we're burning than the one you gave us.

Aldrin: Neil, what did you do with the - [garble] camera back sight ?

Aldrin: Most of them are slumping. (Garbled)

Armstrong: It is.

Evans: Roger. Have a good trip, and ma...

Collins: We recalled the program.

McCandless: And, do you plan on commencing your sleep on the backside this pass? We're not receiving your FM downlink yet. Over.

Aldrin: Roger, Mike. Roger.

Collins: Well, I know there's an orange dot on this ... somewhere.

Armstrong: [Garble] 300 feet.

Collins: Not yet.

Duke: Thank you, sir.

Collins: Right.

McCandless: [Laughter] Ruby Graham, an astrologer here in Houston. Over.

Collins: It's no trouble. Continual flashes...

Aldrin: Okay. Roll right just a little.

Collins: I'll be glad to sleep over there, alright?

Collins: [Garble.] Shaving cream?

Armstrong: There wasn't very much debris in the Command Module or the LM.

Aldrin: It looks pretty good, as well as I can tell without the gear extended. I heard a little something, but I...

Armstrong: That's in work, Charlie?

Collins: I didn't know [garble] radio.


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