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Garbled transmissions.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. Over. [Pause.]

Aldrin: Okay, 6...okay, about 5 seconds to nominal. Over.

Armstrong: Alright.

McCandless: This is Houston. Over.

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Roger, Houston.

Armstrong: No, we can't...

Aldrin: All right.

Collins: Our condition is all three excellent.

Aldrin: Landing Gear Deploy, Fire.

Duke: Columbia, this is Houston. This attitude put both windows right toward the Sun for the LM. [Pause.] [Long pause.]

Aldrin: We move the drogue there. Standing by for your K-factor. Burn complete, Mike.

Armstrong: Go ahead.

Duke: And back in Washington, the House Ways and Means Committee agreed to tax changes affecting oil companies, banks, and utilities that could add nearly 2 billion a year to federal revenue. [Long pause.]

Duke: Rog. [Long pause.] This constant overcast in the MOCR here is a little hard to see outside.

Aldrin: And the S in the surface camera.

Duke: And, Buzz, we'll be terminating the battery charge in about a half hour. The line goes all the way to low gate to touchdown. Over.

Collins: I got the tape - right underneath your couch.

McCandless: Okay, 11. It's trunnion 242. Over.

Aldrin: It's hard to tell at this density and pressure of gas, but comfort level is about the - about the same as the Command Module.

Armstrong: Huh?

Duke: Copy. We want 10254.

Collins: I just got up, but you didn't catch me on that one. I'm supposed to adjust the oxygen flow in this thing to six-tenths of a pound per hour, but being as how this transducer is not working right, could you give me an updated number?

MCC: Rog. You got CMP on [unclear] 5 and LMP on [unclear] 7.

Aldrin: What? It's this type of connected craters that give us most interest to discover why they're in the particular pattern that they're in. Sure enough, and they're not filled in. That's about it. We should have wrapped that thing up during...

Collins: Columbia reading you loud and clear, Houston. 8½ minutes.

McCandless: Roger. You're coming in very loud and very clear, here. You are Go at 4 minutes. Over.

Collins: Set for 1586.8. [Long pause.] Houston, Columbia.

Collins: That's correct.

McCandless: Roger, 11. I guess the smallest object that you could pick out looking through it would give us a pretty good hack. You can go to Block and we'll have the information on nitrogen for you shortly. (Long Pause) Columbia, this is Houston. Over.

Aldrin: [Garble.]

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Eagle, this is Columbia. Well, maybe I can get it out...

McCandless: 11, Houston. [Pause.] Over.

Collins: Okay. But what do you want us to do?

McCandless: ...11, this is Houston. And your LOS time at Canary is 23:37. Over.

McCandless: Roger, 11. And we see the shadow of the LM.

Collins: That's all right.

Collins: I thought the lights were going out.

Duke: How about that, sports fans!

Armstrong: It seems like I always find myself upside-down in whatever I'm doing around here.

Aldrin: Hold.

Collins: It says perform housekeeping chores, stow helmets, stowage bags; unstow mirror, checklist, and disposal assembly. [Long pause.] What was that thing that you said it was supposed to be - concave but it was convex? Could you enable the S-band relay at least one-way from Eagle to Columbia so I can hear what's going on?

Collins: We're over Smyth's Sea right now. CDH, 126:17:45.58.

Aldrin: And Eagle is ready to copy lunar surface data card.

Collins: I'm through with the Flight Plan, Neil, if you want it. Okay.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Houston, this is Eagle.

Duke: Roger. (Laughter). Over.

Aldrin: Like seashells - very pretty, very symmetrical.

Duke: Thank you, Apollo 11. Go ahead.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Collins: We can also give you the time of day in our system of mission elapsed time.

Aldrin: I guess we leave this here or do you want to take it up? We'll do that. He's not up just yet.

Aldrin: All right.

Armstrong: Okay. [Long pause.] We could see that the weather was good all - just about everywhere. [Laughter.] I'm getting [garble]. Thank you. 1:50... Looking at the shadow and so on, we're probably about 13 degrees left of the shadow. How do you read?

Collins: I haven't heard any woo-woo's.

McCandless: Mode One Charlie.

Collins: That was quite a wild gyration for docking.

Collins: Okay, that's good.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: We've got number 2 reading 3050 (psi) and number 1 is reading, oh, 3000 and it drops down to 2990.

Collins: No, no.

McCandless: Neil, this is Houston. (Long Pause) (Pause)

Armstrong: Currently going over Maskelyne, Mas... I'm amazed how it just wanders around for a given setting; you notice that?

Collins: I said the Czar is brushing his teeth, so I'm filling in for him.

McCandless: ...plus 00166, minus 00022... You are Go for TLI. (Long Pause)

McCandless: Roger. If you can give us P00 and Accept, we have a state vector update for you.

Armstrong: This is a lot better than this static we had previously.

Collins: [Garble.] [Pause.] We pitched down some to get a better comm attitude. [Long pause.]

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Is Buzz back in the Columbia now? Over,

Collins: Yes. Sextant star visible after 134:50. Ask them if they can read the numbers.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. We're copying you about five-by-two, very weak. Expect in the next rev you'll probably be getting ready for LOI-2.

Collins: Eagle, this is Columbia. Auto verified.

Armstrong: I assume that - all I want to know is that first time, 07:20, that's the time of steam pressure peg.

Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. Go ahead. Go ahead, Houston.

Aldrin: Okay, we're just a little bit low on time. Over. Over.

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11.

Duke: Eagle, this is Houston.

Aldrin: Well, I hate to stick my finger on it.

Duke: ...the water dump. We'll pass it on to Metro. We're - All those guys are looking at it - systems guys. Mike, please look in compartment A1. Over.

Aldrin: And the S in the surface camera. Yes.

Duke: It's apparently raining fairly hard up in Washington where the All Star game was to be played tonight. We'd like you to recycle and do this one over again. Over.

Aldrin: Right. First time we've seen the silvery outside of the Command Module. Yes, right.

Duke: Rog. [Long pause.] They're very clear now. (Pause)

Duke: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.

Duke: Roger. That's a great shot now that we're getting of the helmet, the EVA visor, and also the - the EVA gloves in the background. Can you pick out Edwards in the sextant? We'll have the FIDOs work that one up for you momentarily.

Aldrin: Okay.

Duke: Now we're coming in. Roger.

Collins: And I'm standing by configured to record your PCM data.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Down Voice Backup.

Aldrin: To Manual.

Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Reading you about three-by, Buzz. [Pause.]

Collins: Luckily, you were able to get a little bit of everything.

PAO: This ingress to the Lunar Module came about 40 minutes ahead of the Flight Plan, and we would presume that the unscheduled TV is perhaps merging with the schedule a little bit early.

Collins: Boy, you guys have sure been doing a good job of watching us, Charlie.

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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