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Garbled transmissions.


Hornet: Roger. Hornet, Roger.

Photo 1: Second raft is in the water. Recovery 1 is in position, lowering the bag of BIGs at this time.

Photo 1: Roger, this is Photo 1. The net is at the raft, the second astronaut is in the net, and the net is on its way up, clear of the Command Module. [Garble].

Air Boss: This is Air Boss. This is Air Boss. [Garble] stability above the vertical axis is approximately 30 degrees.

Photo 1: This is Photo 1, raft number 2 is now closing the Command Module.

Air Boss: Photo 1, this is Air Boss. He says stand by for a call from the recovery station.

Photo 1: This is Photo 1. All three astronauts are aboard.

Hornet: Hornet, I didn't copy Photo 1's full report. Roger.

Photo 1: This is Photo 1. The (garbled) to go to 4. All 3 swimmers are on full scuba. The net is being lowered.

Recovery 1: Recovery 1. Switching power frequency, power frequency.

Hornet: Hornet, copy. [Long pause.] Roger.

Hornet: Hornet, I didn't copy Photo 1's full report. Out.

Swimmer: This is Photo 1 [garble].

Swimmer: (garbled) Photo 1 is [garble] complete.

PAO: And we show the burn off.

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11.

Collins: A, open.

Collins: Okay, Houston.

Collins: Our flow is stabilized now at 0.6.

McCandless: Roger. Try 22, please.

Collins: Ready to copy. Could you...

Armstrong: Roger. Maybe we'd better get an alignment...

PAO: This is Apollo Control at 29 hours, 40 minutes.

Photo 1: The net is at the raft, in, the third astronaut is climbing in the net, the third astronaut is in the net and on his way up, clear of the Command Module.

Air Boss: Visible trailing [garble]. I haven't seen any more of the 2 drogue chutes nor the apex chute.

Collins: Oh, I don't know.

Collins: Okay, 19 seconds ullage this time. Coming up...it's occupying my couch. ... do that?

Aldrin: Alright. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Roger. We'll stand by for your call.

McCandless: Roger.

Collins: Hello, Moon. Do you read?

Armstrong: Okay, for the Gimbal Drive: Up, down, zero.

Aldrin: On the LCG sight gauge, you got about - oh, it looks like the white mark that's in the plunger is about a quarter to three-eighths inch out into the green, away from the red.

Duke: That's affirmative, Columbia.

Aldrin: Neil, I guarantee you that the burn is precise, okay?

Aldrin: He's coming your way. Go ahead.

Aldrin: Yes, the flicker...

Collins: Okay.

Garriot: 11, Houston. We suggest you go ahead and do the P52 first, and we'll take a look at the angles and give you some new drift rates after taking a look at them. We've got them.

Collins: Yes.

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

Armstrong: Houston, 11. It looks as though it took quite a beating during launch. Very good. (Pause) It didn't.

Collins: I'm going to hold right here for your next suggestion. When they get good enough, let us know, and we'll start this PTC.

Duke: Roger. You did great work there. We can still see the Earth through the left window, and it appears that we can see a floodlight off to the left, either that or some Sun shafting through the hatch window.

Collins: No.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Okay. [Garble].

Aldrin: Roger.

Duke: Stand by. Correction, the Direct O2.

Collins: No. Let's invent a new home for it because that old home is full of that smelly old urine bag.

Armstrong: Yeah. Wilco.

Collins: Yes.

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: Okay. Yes.

Evans: Roger. Aft Omni, low-bit rate, and we'll see you at 127 plus 51.

Armstrong: Roger.

Armstrong: See it? (Pause) Okay. Good.

Armstrong: Roger. We don't have an explanation for that banding.

Evans: Roger. The standard VHF noise, though, makes you realize that S-band is good.

Aldrin: Yeah.

Duke: Break. That's a real good view. Go ahead. (Long Pause)

Aldrin: You want this one over there?

Duke: Rog. Over.

Armstrong: Well, it's still below zero, I just...

McCandless: Roger. Did you observe any small craters with conspicuously blocky rims? Out.

PAO: And that time is the initial acquisition time, but it could take a little longer to lock onto the signal for voice communications.

Photo 1: The third astronaut is in the hatch, he is climbing in the helicopter. The BIG swimmer is [garble] helmet at this time. Standing by to deploy the swimmer. The first swimmer has given a thumbs up. There's only [garble] about the vertical axis, a [garble].

Photo 1: Recovery 1 has moved into position. We have hatch on the Recovery 1 is closed.

Photo 1: Recovery 1 is commencing his second approach.

Air Boss: Stand by Swim 1 and 3.

Photo 1: This is Photo 1. [Garble].

Photo 1: This is Photo 1. You may be releasing your teeth too early on transmissions. [Garble] it is upright, but it isn't [garble] stable 2.

Hornet: Roger.

Swim 1: Coming to the BIG for the second astronaut. The first and second [garble].

Hornet: Roger.

Swim 1: This is Swim 1 in a hover beside the Command Module.

Hornet: Hornet, roger. Copy. Decontaminating raft number 1. [Garble].

PAO: That conversation between Charlie Duke and Mike Collins referring to the automatic light that comes on in the LM when the hatch is opened.

Swimmer: [Garble]. And now I'm scrubbing the shoulders of the first astronaut. All three astronauts are out. [Garble].

PAO: Three minutes, 45 seconds and counting. The crew is eating lunch at the present time, and it sounds like there's some music in the background that they are enjoying during their lunch period. We're waiting until the crew is on the carrier. We'll stand by for the call to the crew.

Aldrin: X or Y?

Duke: Stand by, Mike.

Aldrin: Tape recorder is running. ...during the maneuvers

Armstrong: Thank you.

Collins: I just got it, I think. Okay, you think we can do that?

Armstrong: Okay. Main Bus Ties: AC, Off; DC, Off.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Coming up there.

Aldrin: Okay.

Evans: Rog. Longitude over 2: plus 11.844. Over. Just about, though.

Collins: Yes, more than two. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Through?

Duke: Copy, 11. Over.

Collins: Got it right here.

Aldrin: [Garble] know to find out which way the [garble] is...

Aldrin: Rate, Low.

Armstrong: Roger, Houston.

McCandless: Roger. You may not have to unpack it. (Long Pause) Go ahead with the probe, now. (Long Pause) ]

Aldrin: Before 83 hours? [Long pause.] SCS TVC, two, to Rate Command.


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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