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Garbled transmissions.


Armstrong: Plus...

Collins: Okay. Oh, we'll crank them in the computer.

Armstrong: That's affirmative.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Okay.

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston. We copied him as mentioning that contact was very smooth, almost imperceptible, and we're a little bit inquisitive or curious about his remarks as to what happened after probe retraction. That was the Green Team.

McCandless: Houston. And have you hit Proceed on this display to enter the zero?

Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. Find that mother before she or I ends the... Everybody look for a floating Hasselblad. [Long pause.] Mark...

Duke: That's big Mike Collins, there... We didn't quite decipher that signal that just came from the CMP.

Armstrong: I need this out.

Armstrong: I can't think of any reason why we might use it.

Aldrin: No.

Armstrong: There's one of them. We put our - our roll for MSFN track in on the wrong sign. We probably never will.

Collins: [Garble] your window. That means...

Armstrong: Go ahead, Houston. Yes, wouldn't worry too much about that.

Aldrin: Two more. "

Unidentified: [Garble].

Collins: Hello, Houston through Honeysuckle.

Armstrong: Okay. I'll do that.

Collins: And we're going to proceed on this one, too, Charlie.

McCandless: This is Houston. [No answer.] Go ahead and we'll watch you on TM.

Aldrin: Yes, yes. Got them both?

Armstrong: Okay. That's real funny.

Aldrin: All right.

Armstrong: I got it.

Collins: Let's invent a new home for it because that old home is full of that smelly old urine bag. If I'm going to record your data, I am.

Collins: Yes, you might look - if you're looking for something to do, you might just look over my panel 1 and 8 and all that and make sure all the switches are - to your liking.

Duke: Rog.

Aldrin: Who knows about zoom lenses?

Duke: 11, Houston, we have a little update for you.

Collins: Okay, let's go to IU Accept here. I can see on the - what appears to me to be upper horizon, a point that must be just about Seattle, Washington, and then from there I can see all the way down to the southern tip - Tierra del Fuego and the southern tip of the continent.

McCandless: 11, Houston. And then the actual superimposition of the star upon the horizon can be made at any point in the field of view of the sextant: above, below, or on the M-line. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: Yeah. Yes, you were at 2...

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Huh? [Pause.]

Aldrin: Okay, Mike, our CDH time is 126:17:45.58.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.

Collins: Okay. Are you going to be revising that one? Think it's the PU shift?

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Charlie, state those three angles one more time.

McCandless: Roger. We copy. [Pause.]

McCandless: Let's see. She also says Neil tends to see the world through rose-colored glasses but is always ready to help the afflicted or distressed. (Pause) Columbia, Houston. Over. We copy. [Long pause.] [Long pause.] Over,

Armstrong: Alright, there's a couple of bolts... They're at the over [garble].

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Ullage is going to be 16 seconds at 2 jets. Auto optics was not pointing me at the coordinates you gave. We've got to reach down and grab that extension handle and all that good stuff.

McCandless: Tranquility Base, this is Houston.

Collins: You want to do something to the polarizing filter, Neil? Probably get the Sun in your window on that burn.

Collins: That's good.

Aldrin: [Garble.] It's not a disorienting one at all, but it's most interesting to contemplate just pushing off from one and bounding on into the other vehicle all the way through the tunnel. Hey, that's beautiful. Okay.

Duke: 11, Houston. Must be some experience. Understand. We'd like you to mark right where it is now, Mike, and we'd like two sets of marks on this. that's a good Enter there.

Aldrin: I had them out, kind of floating around back here. (Reviewing the present situation) Okay, Mode Control is set. You want the Flight Plan?

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Over. You are Go. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Nobody in their right... You might entertain the idea of sending up the second one that way. (Long Pause) [Long pause.] Spent too many hours in the simulator looking for an unreal horizon. Go ahead. The lake is obscured by clouds, but you can trace it all the way on up. (Pause) Mode Control, Auto, both. Let's go to VHF ranging now.

Collins: Okay, right now...

Aldrin: Alright. Go ahead.

Collins: THC, Neutral. Okay?

Aldrin: Okay. [Garble.]

McCandless: Roger. There's a great deal of contrast in it; and currently it's upside-down on our monitor, but we can make out a fair amount of detail.

PAO: Mark.

Collins: I got a little horizon.

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. [Long pause.] We thought we'd - You could check it out. [Pause.]

Collins: . In P00.

Collins: Buzz, forget I read anything in the checklist.

Armstrong: Thank you.

Armstrong: What a spectacular view! Just anything.

Collins: Okay. It was floating in the aft bulkhead.

Evans: Roger. I understand you have the VHF Simplex A on now. Recommend 334, and that should just keep it out of the limit. While you're... Over.

Aldrin: (Garbled under Neil) my antenna?

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: And if you'll take me off of suit power. Right now, they're sitting on about 15 degrees pitch and, oh, about 265 degrees yaw. I'd say that the secondary loop was actuated about 15 to 20 minutes ago. (Pause) There we go; thrust.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: Roger, Houston, do you have some High Gain angles for Columbia?

Duke: Roger. We're standing by, Buzz. Over

Collins: Pitchdown, so we're looking forward, alright. Looks like a [garble].

Duke: ...6 plus 25, throttle down.

Duke: Roger. Roger.

Armstrong: 0.9? 6 plus 25.

Aldrin: Houston, this is Eagle with a short count.

Collins: I'm just fooling around.

Aldrin: Plus 6 seconds, plus 6. (Long Pause) 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. Is that lightning out your window?

Collins: That's affirmative. Thanks.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: No, it's not going to be late. [Garble]?

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: That's within 7 [garble] seconds. Yes.

Collins: Yes. I'm running fast.

Armstrong: And, Houston, looked like we saw about 87 or 88 psi on chamber pressure that time.

PAO: Unofficial splash time is 195 hours, 18 minutes, 21 seconds. 1 minute now from time of LOS. Nothing to do with the spacecraft, but it indicated we possibly might not be able to talk to some key technicians we had at the pad. We now read 84 hours, 57 minutes; and this is Apollo Control, Houston.

Armstrong: What's burn time?

Collins: Looks good to me. Sounds fine. Go ahead.

Aldrin: 20, 19...

Armstrong: Do the edges of the window look like straight lines to you?

Collins: No, I just got through aligning it a little while ago.

Armstrong: That out-of-plane was in the AGS, not in the radar.

Collins: I'm not sure we should be shooting this - what we're shooting at or one point set. Off.

Aldrin: Rotational Hand Controller, number 2, Armed.


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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