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Garbled transmissions.


McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston.

Collins: He's - he's fine. Yes, [garble].

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Man, that's really...

McCandless: Roger. Over.

McCandless: Yes indeed.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: The map. Thank you. I don't care about any - Well, if it's annoying - let me - I can get it if it is. It was all - all a good ride.

Aldrin: Rate, Low? We can stow this (probably the Lunar Surface Checklist, as per the last step on ). Audio control circuit breakers?

Evans: Okay, 11. [Long pause.] [Pause.]

Collins: We stopped boiling water.

Armstrong: I'll stop.

Collins: Roger, Charlie.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. Roger. Logic checks good. [Long pause.] And on Surface (checklist page) 50 will be the first change there. Over. You faded out a little bit there, Buzz. We verify; those are correct. As soon as we get the state vector in, we'd like you to go ahead and do a P52 option 3 on this night pass, and then when you come on around the other side there, we'll give you some landmark tracking information on prime 130. ] Gloria Diaz of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe last night. We don't want to jettison the hydrogen tank that's stratified, so could you cycle the fans in Tank 2 please? The computer is yours, you can go to Block anytime. Stand by one. Call P22 possible program alarm 526, range greater than 400 nautical miles, and then use the P22 as described on PGNS-20. Over. Any time prior to jettison there, we'd like an AGS to PGNS align: 400 plus 30 000. [Pause.] You want to go ahead and adjust your O2 flow until it just goes off the peg, and then crank the direct O2 valve back down about 5 degrees. [Long pause.] (Pause)

PAO: The duration will be 3 seconds.

McCandless: Roger. [Inadvertent keying] CapCom.

Aldrin: Give me a [garble] check.

Armstrong: No. Build up that cabin pressure just a little bit, and I'll start the Direct O2 valve, Open.

Armstrong: [Garble] be burning - [garble].

Collins: The temperature done that? That may be true. Pretty characteristic of all of these - white conical ones. How would you...

Collins: Look at data on the DSKY.

Duke: Rog. I'm looking at the right side of the screen this time.

Aldrin: Roger. It looks like our O2 flow transducer's gotten a good bit worse. Is that right?

Armstrong: We're in Omni... Boy, that filth from on the LEC is kind of falling over me while I'm doing this.

Collins: Go ahead.

Duke: Sounds like Plastic Man to me. Over. Over.

Collins: I didn't know what I was looking at, but I sure did like it. There is a very marked three-dimensional aspect of having the Sun's corona coming from behind the Moon the way it is.

Armstrong: Okay. I don't care -... tell by looking at...

Aldrin: Roger.

McCandless: Yes. Now we can see you (actually Neil)...

Armstrong: Okay.

McCandless: Roger.

Armstrong: Did you get that, Mike?

McCandless: Okay. Look 3 miles south of track. As long as you've got the H2 purge line heaters on.

Collins: I think, Buzz, if you put - put the High Gain to Manual and go pitch 20 - yaw 360 - pitch minus 20, I guess...

Armstrong: I'll watch.

Aldrin: Hey, get your High Gain working.

McCandless: Roger. Roger, Buzz.

Aldrin: Well, when you compare it with the surrounding areas, why it's - it's pretty reasonable.

Armstrong: Okay, we're supposed to start charging Battery A. [Garble.]

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: You got it.

Armstrong: Go ahead, Houston. X, minus 00060; Y, plus 00620; Z, plus 01080. Over here. It's installed, locked and lock-locked. Now we're able to see stars again and recognize constellations for the first time on the trip. We were aiming right on 13, 32 and 169, 17. But it's in the Flight Plan, so I guess we'll do it. I'm ready to pull it down now. EMS Mode to Standby.

Aldrin: Charlie, we checked out the cable lengths, and we're thinking we might want to see if we can take the TV into the LM with us tomorrow for part of the time. We want to change the DAP - that what we want to do?

Collins: ...00166, minus 00022, and the...

Aldrin: Your Man(ual) Att(itude), Pitch, to Accel Command? We've probably got another half an hour's worth of picture taking, and I guess we could run through an eat cycle and then change the canister, and then Depress. Over.

Evans: Roger. We'll have them for you shortly. [Pause.] Looks like the Command Module's been in good shape. Columbia, Houston...

Aldrin: Yes, [garble].

Armstrong: We're burning. I'll watch.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: Rog.

Aldrin: Here you are. Pyros are armed?

Collins: ...book put back together here. Why, it doesn't seem weird at all to me to look out there and see the Moon going by, you know?

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

Aldrin: I'm not sure that we're getting - -

Collins: [Very weak.]

Armstrong: Don't you want to beef up that radar? You're going right down US-1, Mike.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston.

Armstrong: No. No wonder - [garble].

Collins: X and Z, 0.2... Camera's working beautifully.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. That is, in particular, they're interested in knowing if you recall changing the diverter valve position to Egress at any time while you were on the secondary canister? We sort of thought it was the Sun setting in the east.

Aldrin: Okay.

Collins: I'm transmitting right now on Omni A, but I'm about to get new High Gain angles.

Armstrong: Yes. Roger.

Aldrin: You're not worried now on that thing? I got PCM/Analog, Record, Forward, High bit rate and barber pole. Helmet comes up and clears the bulkhead without any trouble at all.

Armstrong: That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.

Aldrin: Rotational Control Power, Direct, two, Main A/Main B. A tad low. [Pause.]

Collins: [Garble] this COAS as far as steering and everything goes, it's hopeless. It's running a couple up. I figured I'd really go along with the... and put some of that ointment on - so slick that I rubbed my ring off (laughter).

Armstrong: Houston, Apollo 11.

Duke: That's affirmative. Control said he'd like a AGS align, there.

Armstrong: Thank you.

Aldrin: Charlie, did it hold cabin pressure this time? Well, I'm just about ready to do that. Roger.

McCandless: Okay. [No answer.] [No answer.]

Collins: Okay. That suit your fancy? Are you ready to go on with this PTC? Standing by.

PAO: Downrange 140 miles, altitude 62 miles, velocity 10,300 feet per second. T minus 15 seconds, guidance is internal. And at 125 hours, 14 minutes Ground Elapsed Time, this is Apollo Control. 36,000 feet per second [10,970 m/s].

Duke: Rog.

PAO: T minus 2 minutes, 45 seconds and counting. Lt. Hatleberg is now transferring the BIGs to the crew.

Duke: Okay. We think that this is possibly due to some TLI dispersions, and it's probably satisfactory, so go ahead and accept this. Your PGA is in the L-shaped bag with the other two PGAs, and your helmet and gloves are in the L-shaped bag instead of the sleep restraint.

Collins: Roger, copy. We don't know of anything. 61 [garble].

Evans: Roger. Mark.

Collins: Okay. Both Off.

PAO: And we could almost make out a face in that one, and somebody's hand down at the instrument panel.

Duke: Rog. And that about covers the news this day. [Long pause.] [Pause.] 11, Chris said he can tell you.

Collins: Houston, how do you read Columbia on the High Gain now?

McCandless: Okay. Over.

Collins: Okay. [Long pause.] Because I was looking in the wrong place last time. You Purple people keep funny hours.

Duke: Stand by. Over.

Collins: Okay. Did somebody in the background - do they accuse us of being compromisers?

Aldrin: Okay, your...

Collins: About ready for a gimbal motor or two? Midcourse number 5. [Garble] going right down the [garble] and it sure has been nice.

Aldrin: Houston.

Armstrong: In the - I mean, in the reticle. In all likelihood, you'll have to change that a little bit. (Pause) PGNS radar circuit breaker's open. There's a good view of that...

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Rog. Huh?

McCandless: Roger. We're ready, except that we'd like to get the High Gain Antenna prior to this test. Over.

Collins: There go Sidewinder and Diamondback. Forgot to memorize John Mayer's views out the window well enough to say that's Venus or not, but it's sure bright. Would you say again, please? I haven't seen anything but the DSKY so far.


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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