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Garbled transmissions.


Air boss: Stand - Stand by, Hornet. Stand - Stand by, Hornet.

Photo 1: The net is on its way down, Recovery 1 is making a third approach. [Garble].

Hornet: Hornet, copy. Over. Understand recovery is making approach to pick up the first astronaut? Recovery, Rog.

Swim 2: This is Swim 2. The BIG swimmer's decontaminating the module at this time. [Garble].

PAO: Goldstone has acquired Apollo 11. 35 seconds and counting. Outboard engine cutoff.

PAO: The BIG swimmer has reported communicating with the astronauts by visual hand signals through the hatch window.

Evans: Tranquility, affirmative. Trim looks good. And you're looking good to us, Columbia.

onboard): The Eagle has wings.

Duke: That's affirmative. On your comment about the mare lapping up to the terrain - mountainous terrain, is that an impression like a lava flow coming in around a prominence, Neil, or is it more - looks like it's sloping up at that point? Over. Over.

Armstrong: Did you copy our music down there?

Aldrin: Anybody got a... (Long Pause) Over. Ready to copy the Flight Plan update and P37. Go ahead, Houston. (Pause) We've finished the EMS entry check, primary water EVAP activation. (Long Pause)

Armstrong: 25 - 25 550 at a 100 miles - something like that, it changes, probably... Go ahead, Houston.

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Yeah, open it back to the one o'clock position.

Aldrin: Well, when you compare it with the surrounding areas, why it's - it's pretty reasonable. How about putting those tissues in that box that's got that spare camera in it?

Collins: Alright. 7 minutes...

Collins: Charlie, we're going to rotate about pitch 270 degrees on the way home vice 1 - or 090 on the way out.

Aldrin: Yes.

Collins: Yes, the maneuver [garble] right amount of [garble]. It will take a while, that's...

Collins: Okay.

McCandless: Eleven, this is Houston. We're getting a good picture of Buzz now, but no voice modulation. Over.

Aldrin: Well, it's got some clouds up and down it, and there's a pretty good circulation system a couple of hundred miles off the west coast of California.

Collins: Roger that. You don't?

Armstrong: Okay. We'll take a guess, Charlie, and try to give an equivalent amount and call it CDR 3 and LMP 4.

Aldrin: I got the cap.

Armstrong: Okay. (Pause) - -... and we're pretty far away from him, too.

Aldrin: Alright, then, I think - the way we're sitting, why, we're going to be able to get a picture - of the Earth coming right up there. Apollo 11. The LMP's (PRD) readout may possibly be 09017. No, C and D are... B, anyway.

Armstrong: The Earth's going to be coming Orb-rate at us.

onboard): I'll get the pressure check.

Aldrin: And I thought I'd just take about 5 seconds here and see if I could get 000 gone, since we're fairly close to gimbal lock right now. Loud and clear. We're pressing on with some other stuff. ...

Armstrong: Everybody through with the water? Yes.

Collins: That's the configuration we're in.

Duke: We concur, 11. Over. [Long pause.] [Pause.] Over.

Armstrong: I'll watch.

Aldrin: Now let me show you a view looking the other way.

McCandless: Roger. We're seeing Boot Hill now. We show you with a little less than an hour to the Midcourse Correction number 2 burn. At 10 minutes, you are Go.

Collins: Thank you. I take back any bad things I ever said about MIT - which I never have.

Collins: Logic 2 coming on.

Aldrin: Houston, Eagle is going to secondary transmitter/receiver and secondary power amplifier, and I'll check with you in 60 seconds. EMS Mode, Standby.

Collins: Your Command Module film seems to be working out pretty well, Charlie, the amount we carried. Rotational Control Power, Direct, two of them, Off? When we were having difficulty getting you, Charlie, I pushed the Command Reset to make sure I had control of High Gain.

Aldrin: (Under static) Standby for the pitchover. Looks like a good Sep.

Collins: Go ahead.

Aldrin: Alright. Over.

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Okay, good.

Armstrong: You got a lot of film left in there?

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11. Sounds good.

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

Armstrong: Verified.

Aldrin: Okay. ] Yes.

Armstrong: Okay.

Duke: Roger. Out. [Pause.]

Collins: Roger.

Evans: Roger. Pitch 165, yaw 68. [Pause.]

Collins: Okay, good.

Collins: Eagle, Columbia.

Armstrong: I'm just...Okay. That's more than we've ever had in the simulator, isn't it?

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Columbia, stand by on the Noun 49. [Pause.]

Armstrong: How are you doing, Buzz?

Collins: Okay. When you get ready to do the AGS Cal, I will sort of quiet down the thruster firing and then hope to stop it altogether, but I don't even think that'll get it.

Armstrong: Well, the ground's got 51.5, and we got 51.5.

Armstrong: Oh, [garble], Mike. You got to watch right through this window. Yes.

Collins: Does the altitude remain unchanged?

Collins: It's 82:51. To get the High Gain? Ready... Stand by. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Thank you.

Collins: Neil, you still got that tissue dispenser, the empty one?

Aldrin: Okay.

Aldrin: Okay.

Duke: Rog. [Long pause.]

onboard): (garbled) (inaudible under Evans)

Aldrin: I don't know.

Collins: Okay. Why not?

Evans: Roger.

Evans: Roger. [Long pause.] You're mighty fine now.

Aldrin: Okay. Sometimes, it takes about two or three paces to make sure you've got your feet underneath you. Just give us a call. (Pause) Over. I'm going to be going through an ascent battery check. Do you think, Mike? Before 83 hours?

onboard): Pitching over. The Eagle has landed.

Aldrin: Got the ullage. How are you guys... along? I'm going to leave that one foot up there and both hands down to about the fourth rung up.

Duke: We concur. Over.

Collins: Okay.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: You don't want that one, do you?

Aldrin: Now, what else we got? That's pretty.

Armstrong: (Sounding congested) We're yawed 13 degrees left on the ball, and I think that's probably about right. Yes, that works good.

Collins: Okay. You want me to transmit with the VHF for some reason? Thank you.

McCandless: 11, Houston. Out. Over.

McCandless: Roger. HA is NA; HP, plus 0023.0. Give us Accept, please. Over. Roger.

Armstrong: Hey, have you got any more circuit breakers - I mean any more switches for me?

Aldrin: Yes, you got it. [Long pause.] [Garble] love them [garble].

Duke: Roger. Over.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Collins: Let me know when it's lunch time, will you? And O2 fan number 2 is on.

Duke: 11, Houston.

Armstrong: Yes. Okay.

Collins: That's the contingency.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Yes, indeed. Make that 127 miles. He's been over the hill, here, for a minute or so. Over. You're back on, with Mike in the middle of the screen there.

Collins: Okay. How do you read on High Gain?

Evans: Hey, mighty fine. Press on. When you get a chance, are your LCGs hooked up? I think I read that oxygen (wrong), it's a plus seventeen pounds.


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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