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Garbled transmissions.

Aldrin: No.

Collins: Go ahead, Houston.

McCandless: Stand by. Okay.

Collins: AC 2. Before we start marking the first time, it appeared that the computation of those three angles was somewhat off, and that I was wasting a lot of gas by going to those three angles and then having to make large attitude changes after that to get the M-line parallel, and in some cases it appeared to be just an accepted attitude required, and you all said that it wasn't needed. Forty-four is just not bright enough for this. Did I dislodge those by mistake or did you have those?

Aldrin: Anybody have one? 2, Off. It's just in one suit, too, for some reason.

Armstrong: Roger. I'm not sure you'll be able to see all that on your screens down there.

McCandless: Roger 11. And then torque around to the new REFSMMAT and run your P52 option 1 in that same inertial attitude. (Long Pause)

Armstrong: Docking Probe, two, Open. Auto.

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11. Over.

Collins: I have 100 hours and 16 minutes.

Armstrong: Houston, is there anything else you need on the burn status report? I think we ought to be at 4 jets for this, [garble] AGS.

Duke: That's big Mike Collins, there...

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: There she goes.

Armstrong: Good. 60 you do, and the 80 you - [garble].

McCandless: Roger. I just want to remind you that we haven't noticed on the TM the Verb 66 after the burn. No ullage. Understand 12 latches locked.

McCandless: Say again, Neil. Over the past 2 hours we have seen a slight continuing increase in partial pressure of CO2. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Okay. There's no evidence of problem underneath the LM due to either engine exhaust or drainage of any kind. Yes.

Collins: Now, let's see. We've got a little over 6:50 until TIG.

Evans: Roger. (Chuckles) Okay.

Aldrin: Alright, where are they on this PAD? Copy. Okay.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Duke: Stand by. Over. The surgeon is about to die. Stand by.

Collins: We is there. [Long pause.] Okay, fine.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Range rate at 40. You're rubbing up against me a little bit.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: Houston, we're holding inertial a little while to study the approach to the landing zone.

Aldrin: Houston, Eagle.

Collins: Alright, is that Rotational Control Power, Direct, two of them, Off? Could you enable the S-band relay at least one-way from Eagle to Columbia so I can hear what's going on?

Aldrin: Roger, Houston.

Collins: DAP update. Okay.

Duke: 11, Houston. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: When you feel it, that's when it is.

Aldrin: Well, we're waiting on you. Altitude's right about on.

Armstrong: Okay. 158.

Evans: Okay. (Long Pause) Columbia, Houston. Break. Go ahead and try it again now that you're in attitude.

Collins: Number 5.

Aldrin: Okay.

Armstrong: And the bracket - bracket slide... Inboard cut-off.

Armstrong: No.

Aldrin: Roger. You're not going to fool around with that camera any more, are you?

Collins: Roger.

Collins: 40 - and 250.

Collins: Okay, stand by for 35 seconds. Thank you.

Aldrin: (Garbled) radar thinks the range is greater than 400 miles now. I'm not sure we could pull it out if we pushed it in, though. You maneuvering to sleep attitude? I think I've got the end of it.

Duke: Thank you very much, sir. Stand by a moment. [Pause.]

Aldrin: Take a look at this. Over. Okay, in 35 minutes, we'll get the BAT feeds On and... That might be a little hard to explain.

Armstrong: Okay, Buzz, we ready to bring down the ( ) camera?

Aldrin: [Garble] is this optional - sort of - [garble]?

Aldrin: It says observe the lunar surface. AGS had these residuals after its completion after the burn.

Armstrong: You're going right down US-1, Mike. I'll have to pick it up with the tongs. The Eagle is back in orbit, having left Tranquility Base and leaving behind a replica from our Apollo 11 patch and the olive branch. No, I haven't done that, but I will.

Collins: The 16-millimeter bag as well? Coming up on Smyth's Sea. Stand by for 2 minutes; then we'll have Delta-V Thrust B, On, okay?

Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good. First time we ever got a perfect horizon check. How me? Hold it just a minute.

Armstrong: Roger. 1:50...

Aldrin: ...about that far. Give me a Verb - 64.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: [Garble] might have some layers on the wall of that crater.

Collins: You cut out, Houston. Okay.

McCandless: Roger. Our intent here is to check out the possibility that some sort of thermal effect may be giving you errors in the angular read-out in the sextant. This is Houston.

Aldrin: [Garble.]

Duke: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Armstrong: [Garble] worry about nothing goes in there [garble].

Aldrin: Okay.

McCandless: The computer is yours, 11. Can you read us the shaft and trunnion angle off the counters? I have a comment here that says that's what the LM was built for. Mike's pretty weak. I don't believe it has a roof on it. Over.

Aldrin: 3.5, Neil.

Armstrong: Rog.

Aldrin: Yeah. Will do.

Armstrong: We have some horizontal banding in our TV monitor.

Evans: Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Lovell: How about the horizon now?

Collins: Mark.

Evans: Columbia, Houston. Over. Eagle - Columbia, Roger.

Collins: I'm sure I couldn't.

Aldrin: Can't get too much further away.

Aldrin: You do put these in with this dark slide in, don't you?

Duke: Rog. We're standing by for your burn report. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Should have done that before. See it?

Evans: 11, Houston. If you have time, pitch 162, yaw minus 16. Sure, no problem, standing by.

Evans: Roger. Roger.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. You're Go for Pyro Arm. Readback is correct there.

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Rog. Over. [Pause.]

Collins: What are we supposed to be putting in there?

Duke: Rog. Over. On the entry, we had told you on the camera to set it at 50 feet. Roger.

Aldrin: Yes. Stand by one.

McCandless: Oh, we got a fresh, fresh FAO here. We're recommending a pitch angle of 0, yaw 355 - I say again 355, the Track switch to Manual, and Wide Beamwidth. Go ahead. Over.

Armstrong: That sounds good to us. Go ahead, Houston.

Aldrin: Now the crater that's in the center of the screen now is Webb.

Armstrong: Yep.

Aldrin: Okay, now... Over. I believe I've got you on the High Gain Antenna now in high bit rate. [Garble.] (Pause) 1201 Over. Read you loud and clear. (Pause) Whoosh! Going AGS all the way, huh?

Collins: Okay. Yes, you know, you can change the color of what you're looking at by moving your head to a different spot in the window - and looking in a different direction.

McCandless: Roger.

Aldrin: 20, 19... Check my diverter valve's vertical. ...these screws here might do it.

Armstrong: What's burn time? I've got the Hasselblad magazine hooked to the SRC now, yeah.

Aldrin: Okay, I'd better try out the radar. We note the battery charge as soon as we get around to it, and the attitude for the P52 optics Cal: roll, 330.5; pitch, 086.3; and yaw, all zeros. You were cut out that time.

Armstrong: They're all up. No medication.

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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