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Garbled transmissions.

PAO: Hornet reports momentary visual contact has now disappeared behind clouds.

PAO: Three minutes, 25 seconds and counting; we're still Go at this time.

Collins: [Garbled, may be 'Taking to'] Bravo, Charlie. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: ... Not very much thruster activity. Over.

Armstrong: Yes, here we go - [garble] doesn't look bad. Roger. I'm going to take one out here of him.

Armstrong: Okay. You're right.

Collins: All that - Where'd you ever hear that one, Buzz?

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: We run a tight ship. Okay.

Duke: Roger, Buzz.

Aldrin: Okay. Seemed to me yesterday when we were doing this on Battery C, it started out initially, and it went lower, the battery charge holder. And did - did you just give us a state vector that changed one of the two vehicles? You're rubbing up against me a little bit. Rotation Hand Controller, number 2, Armed.

Duke: Roger. The - We're looking at the controls in the display - the main display console and we can see the DSKY up on the panel. It sounds like a pretty fantastic view.

Armstrong: It's on, Mike.

Aldrin: Rotation Controller, Armed.

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: Roger. Our monitor showed that to be very bright.

Armstrong: (Push-to-Talk) Roger.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Sure you got - you got your checklist here, haven't you?

Collins: You were right on, Bruce.

Aldrin: Okay, I'm ready to go to B Data now.

Aldrin: Roger. I - I thought maybe that Noun 20 was one of those that you could never load from the DSKY, and that still may be. Huh?

Collins: Eagle, Columbia.

Armstrong: Well, we got something in the LM slot [garble].

Aldrin: All right. ...anybody got a Kleenex?

Duke: Columbia, this is Houston. Over.

Aldrin: You're not worried now on that thing?

McCandless: Mark. Over. We have a...

Armstrong: Yes.

Collins: Yeah.

Duke: Rog. [Pause.] It looks like the Sun's fairly coming through the shade.

Collins: [Garble] up a little bit.

Armstrong: Shutdown.

Armstrong: Thank you.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Yes. Your f:8 is 250 - at infinity?

Collins: Okay. [Long pause.] Alright, secondary TVC check; Gimbal Motors, Pitch 2, Yaw 2, On. But still no star.

Armstrong: I don't know why I lost my - I'm at - oh, did you - you lost your transponder, Mike - I think.

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

Evans: Eagle, Houston. Everything looks good and we assume the steerable (high gain antenna)'s in track mode Auto.

Evans: And 11, Houston. What we mean is you go ahead and stay in the cabin mode. Command Module RCS looks fine to us.

Aldrin: Well, I hope - I hope they have the data that shows just what we did have at contact when they can get photographs [garble] all the film we got. Does it look to you like the [garble] the right way?

Collins: AC/DC.

Armstrong: Yes, that looks good.

Armstrong: Okay. We don't see anything loose up there.

Duke: Roger. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Okay.

Aldrin: Roger. Woo-woo!

Armstrong: Houston, CDR.

Collins: Okay, I'm ready to go to LM tunnel vent.

McCandless: The computer is yours, 11.

Aldrin: Well, let me zoom it up and see how much you can read. [Long pause.] ED Battery A is 37.0 and Battery B is 36.9. Okay.

Armstrong: Stand by.

Collins: ...and yaw 360... You want an extra [garble] - we got a lot of gas...

McCandless: Houston.

Armstrong: There's a good view of that... See that Big Dipper there?

Collins: 11. Yes, at 315.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: They give us a new state vector? Okay.

Armstrong: Roger.

Garriott: Okay, 11. Thank you. Your P22 AUTO - AUTO optics landmark ID on LM. Over. Over. Over.

Aldrin: I caught up - I caught up for a short while, but [garble].

Armstrong: Well, it's all over but the docking.

Collins: The temperature done that?

McCandless: Roger.

McCandless: Roger. Stand by a minute, please. Hydrogen Tank number 2 heaters, Off, and Oxygen Tank number 1 heaters, Off.

McCandless: Roger. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11.

Evans: Okay. Stand by.

Collins: Well, that's right, Charlie. Over. You have a suggested attitude for me? I keep floating up. Okay.

Duke: Rog. How me? With a 12-foot cable, we estimate you should have about 5 to 6 feet excess when you get it - the camera into the LM. Out.

Collins: [Garble].

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Okay.

Duke: Go ahead, Mike. We're [in] really good shape. Over.

Armstrong: Ah, roger.

Evans: Columbia, Houston.

Aldrin: Would you like us to pick another antenna?

Duke: Roger.

Aldrin: Houston, Eagle. I hope that camera doesn't fall on your face.

Collins: The old High Gain angles telling us which way the Earth is.

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

Collins: Thank you, sir.

Duke: And, Buzz, S-band steerable update for you on the angles at AOS: 219 and yaw 30. (Long Pause)

Collins: Yes, sir. [Garble] there's no way for me [garble] probe and drogue [garble] docking [garble].

Armstrong: We need about a 5-degree right, and we need to stop our - -

McCandless: Roger. (Long Pause)

Collins: Thank you. [Pause.]

Aldrin: Alright, now call the Verb 89 in and see which way that...

Armstrong: Now, we're going to have High Gain, and then we're...

Collins: Ready to give them a status report?

Garriott: 11, Houston. Thank you.

Garriott: They've also looked at the result of your landmark tracking.

Aldrin: And 15 minutes after TPI, I've got... Over.

Duke: Right now, that's what we're looking at.

Collins: Yes, you add about 4 or 5 miles to your orbit - apogee - perigee.

Duke: Columbia, this is Houston. Copy. We see it, 11. Everything looks super; we're ready to go. And, 11, the angles for you are 1978 for roll, 1285 pitch, 3400 yaw.

Aldrin: Okay, Noun 81, minus 0, plus 0.4, plus 0.9.

Aldrin: If we can get some of the wires untangled here, we'll give you a demonstration of how easy push-ups are up here.

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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