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Garbled transmissions.

Recovery: Hornet, Roger.

Swimmer 1: This is Swimmer 1.

PAO: We have acquisition. We were showing a distance to the Moon of 309 nautical miles [572 km] at LOS. Everything is Go here in Mission Control, and aboard the spacecraft for the Descent Orbit Insertion to occur in 6 minutes, 38 seconds. We're about 17-and-a-half minutes away from the midcourse correction.

Armstrong: Yes.

Collins: Go ahead, Charlie.

Armstrong: Well, the water problem evidenced itself before we noted any erratic motions of the PCO2 gauge.

PAO: Neil Armstrong reporting their roll and pitch program which puts Apollo 11 on a proper heading. Standing by now for acquisition.

Aldrin: Want tape? Pull. Trim.

Aldrin: Roger, Houston.

Collins: Okay. You can open yours, and I'll start passing stuff up to you. Over.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: Apollo 11.

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston. I read - I read you very loud and clear, Buzz. Out. Stand by a second. Roger.

Collins: Okay.

Aldrin: 120 feet.

Aldrin: Okay. You've got P00 and Data.

Collins: Just verify you got a 3 there?

Duke: That's big Mike Collins, there... It's really beautiful. Over.

Armstrong: Good grief, man!

McCandless: Okay. Yes, indeed. Over.

Aldrin: You had a - you had to work though, didn't you?

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: Yes.

Garriott: Howdy there, Mike. (Long Pause)

Collins: Roger. You like this?

Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. Roger.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over. Roger.

Collins: Roger.

Armstrong: And... out there right now...Buzz? EMS Function, Off.

Aldrin: It's hard to tell at this density and pressure of gas, but comfort level is about the - about the same as the Command Module.

Evans: Roger.

Evans: Rog.

Collins: Got it.

Collins: Disregard.

Armstrong: I took overlapping pictures of all that [garble].

Collins: How are our eight gray talk-backs; they still good? ] We are very comfortable up here, though. That old Service Module's taken good care of us. It - it's subdued to say the least. Fantastic! Didn't you say something about 0.4? And now the TLI plus 4 hours is TLI plus 5 hours, P37. Standby.

Armstrong: Okay, and I got PADs, need to extend the probe, and do an SM RCS hotfire. Roger.

McCandless: Roger. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Columbia, Eagle. Thank you. Ready to copy.

Collins: Okay,... man. There's something wrong with the system.

Armstrong: Okay, we've got 6½.

Collins: Oh God, look at that Moltke, he's my favorite [garble].

Aldrin: No, not yet - wait until the light goes out. ATT Deadband, Max?

McCandless: That's affirmative, 11. Make that TEI-4 PAD assumes no LOI-2. Whenever you're possessed of a free moment there, we've got this Evasive Maneuver PAD.

Armstrong: We haven't got too many of them on this flight, so you might as well enjoy it while you can. I guess we're in no rush.

Duke: You're welcome. Copy. We'd like the Omni configuration as follows. [Long pause.]

Duke: Roger. ...You're very scratchy.

Armstrong: Looks good. PTC at 58 hours.

Duke: Copy. [Long pause.] Over.

Collins: Where's [Garble]?

Collins: The tunnel's all taken care of. Number 4.

McCandless: Roger. And we copied your mark there, Buzz. Over.

PAO: Hawaii Rescue 2 reports an S-band contact with the spacecraft.

Swim 1: The BIG swimmer has given the signal to the swimming team [garble] prepare to close the Command Module.

Hornet: 11, this is Hornet. Roger. What are the other swimmers doing?. Roger.

Air Boss: Stand by Swim 1 and 3. The swimmer is in the water.

Recovery: Loud and clear.

Swim 2: Swim 2 is in position. [Garble] flotation collar half-way around the Command Module.

Hornet: Hornet, roger. Hornet, Roger.

PAO: This - That was Buzz Aldrin making a report, geological report on back-side pass.

Swimmer: The second one.

Hornet: Hornet, copy.

Photo 1: This is Photo One. The three swimmers [garble].

PAO: There you have it. During this pass, we had an extremely successful communications checkout with the Lunar Module using its code name for the first time, its code name of the Eagle. Distance from Earth 9,002 nautical miles. Apollo 11 could now get into orbit using the S-IVB if necessary.

Swimmer: [Garble].

PAO: Apollo 11's distance now 5,411 nautical miles [10,021 km]. We're about 17-and-a-half minutes away from the midcourse correction.

Duke: Rog. Over. Over.

Collins: Not yet. What - ... time is 36 something...

Aldrin: You want to do that?

Evans: And 11, Houston, I've got an update for about four items on your Entry PAD. [Pause.]

Collins: Sure. Thank you.

Aldrin: [Garble]... Pitch 2, Off.

Collins: Roger that.

Aldrin: Go ahead.

Aldrin: Well, I guess if they can't see any numbers, why, it's kind of a lost cause.

Collins: Thank you. Roll, 012; pitch, 270; y - yaw is zero. Not in your way?

McCandless: Roger. Over. Gene Kranz just relieved him a few minutes ago.

Collins: Okay, we need a new home for the tape.

Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. Let me try Auto again now and see what happens. Rotation Hand Controller, number 2, Armed.

Armstrong: Okay. I'm going to put it back over here. We're now predicting 5 seconds early, 05:57.

Aldrin: Mike, are you in AGS Cal attitude now? Well, when you compare it with the surrounding areas, why it's - it's pretty reasonable.

Armstrong: Go ahead, Ron. Sampled. We're not hearing them, but we're... Tananarive. [Garble] I'll get them. Through?

McCandless: From signal strength indications, it appears we may be locked up on a side lobe with the High Gain antenna. You're good at 1 minute. Roger.

Aldrin: Roger. I think I've got you on high gain now. Bravo, Omni; Track, Manual; and Beam, Wide.

Armstrong: ... 190, 110 degrees.

McCandless: Roger, 11. (Long Pause)

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Not at this point, no. We've got the Verb 48 in, Verb 83, ORDEAL set, and Sequence Pyro Arm. We're thinking about taking the monocular with us on into the LM. All four cryo heaters are Auto. Could you confirm that? We're ready to copy that consumable update. [Garble.] I have read out address out of the AGS, 404, 405 and 406, and I had believed that 405 and 406 would both be all zeros, and I would propose maybe that I re-set them to zero. Oh, crap. It's a boost cover release; and the big yellow arrow that points toward the opening - place where the tool B goes. I'm going to check Inverter 1. (Garbled) How far are my feet from the edge? We accepted the challenge of going to the Moon; the acceptance of this challenge was inevitable. (Pause) I guess maybe just an occasional burst to 12 frames would be what we’d want and the rest of it at six. Alright.

Evans: Roger.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: I found a spot that really... my window. You reading them? We can put two up and one down - [garble]. No, no, no, no, that's not the one - it's this switch right next to that IMU...

McCandless: Roger. That agrees with our data.

Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston, Eagle here. [Garble] boiling any water.

Collins: We went up in the tunnel checking the roll angle, Charlie, and it's 2.05 degrees. 11667

Evans: Tranquility Base, Houston. We copy. Neil, just a reminder again, ACA out of detent to zero the AGS out of there just in case you go to Attitude Hold shortly. The Cabinet and members of Congress, with emphasis on the Senate and House Space Committees, have been invited, along with a number of other guests. Over.

Aldrin: Oh, I see those current - current [garble] went down on the fuel cells. Go ahead. [Long pause.]

Collins: Start after the rains in Houston.

Garriott: Columbia, Houston. Over.

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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