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Garbled transmissions.


Collins: Will that one do?

Aldrin: We may be ending up with one more than we're authorized - one, two, three, four, five.

McCandless: Roger. Do you think you can open the hatch at this pressure of about 0.12 psi?

Armstrong: We'll be right back with you.

Armstrong: Okay, Mike, if there's some data bags around there - I may have one or two in my temporary stowage - why, we may want them in addition to the other regular bags, so we can put some of this data back in it. I agree with that, but we hear you okay. I took overlapping pictures of all that [garble].

Aldrin: The restraints in here do a pretty good job of pulling my pants down. ...nobody in their right mind would pick that one.

Armstrong: 2 minutes to get our horizon check at 10 degrees.

Aldrin: About half.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Collins: Plenty of Earthrises, I guess.

Armstrong: Well, which way did I go? You're not confused on which end to dock with, are you?

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

Armstrong: Mark.

Armstrong: Stand by.

McCandless: Roger. [Pause.]

Aldrin: ROT Control Power, number 2 - ROT Control Power, Normal, number 2, to AC/DC. Over.

Duke: Mark.

onboard): Okay, the override at 5 seconds.

Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11.

McCandless: Apollo 11, Houston.

Aldrin: We can't pronounce it either.

Armstrong: Roger. I just want you to - when you get a chance, to read off the items that are on there, make sure we got them.

Collins: That photoelectric cell is a good device.

Aldrin: [Garble] Off, [garble] Off...

McCandless: Roger. Over.

Armstrong: Now I need a Verb 76.

Aldrin: Okay.

Aldrin: That's affirmative. Rog. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: The EVA light still does work.

Aldrin: PLSS mode switch to B.

McCandless: Okay. You may not have to unpack it. Over.

Collins: Roger. It's been dry in that area since we got rid of that last time. Well, that's just an old vectors, because I never did Verb 66, I don't think, after [garble].

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

Armstrong: We'll be right back with you.

Collins: Pitch 2, Off... I've already pre-loaded the probe. Rate, Low.

McCandless: Roger. My error in reading up. Over. At approximately 71 hours to 72 hours, we have you down for an eat period which I imagine is probably in progress already. (Long Pause)

Aldrin: Engine Stop button was reset?

Armstrong: Ah...

McCandless: Okay. (Long Pause)

Aldrin: No, no, no.

Collins: Well, don't blame the 11-point drop on us, anyway. I've followed the procedure through step 7 down to the point where I've got 27303 Enter, and this resulted in an Operator Error light.

Aldrin: Roger. Over.

onboard): Master Arm coming on.

onboard): Yeah.

onboard): (Emphatically) And that's all. This is much harder to do than it was...(Pause) (Pause) (Now on voice-activated comm) Houston, here. (Pause) Okay, now watch that signal strength. Yeah I think it is (Cat's Paw), isn't it.

onboard): (Garbled) light is on. (Garbled) view out the window.

Duke: Roger. We see - You can even read the Off flag, there.

Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. It's on.

Lovell: Mike, are you satisfied with P23 now? And the pitch and yaw angles are minus 50 for pitch and yaw is 270.

Aldrin: Yes.

Collins: What's new? You dumping?

Aldrin: Oops! And our readouts on board are Alpha is 82, Bravo is 84, Cocoa is 84, and Delta is 87. Thank you. T-3: 104:39:41.00, 001:58:15.00, 001:58:54.00, 105:36:23.00, 107:11:30.00. Go ahead with the PDI.

Collins: I've followed the procedure through step 7 down to the point where I've got 27303 Enter, and this resulted in an Operator Error light. I don't blame you, Hank. Hey, Neil?

Evans: That's negative. [Pause.]

Collins: Oh. We'll look at it, Charlie, and let you know.

Aldrin: Well, I guess if they can't see any numbers, why, it's kind of a lost cause. The only question is, how much do we want to indicate on that? We're still 0.2 behind. It's on. GDC align is at... What's this D?

McCandless: Roger.

Collins: All the blasted wires are all connected, is all I know.

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

Armstrong: Good. Glad to hear it. You're cutting out [garble]. There's one of them.

Collins: Yes. Oh, we'll crank them in the computer.

Armstrong: 902:34:47. Okay, how about MSFN...

Aldrin: Roger. Apollo 11, VHF Simplex Alpha, loud and clear. How's the Sun coming in from this direction going to affect what you can see?

Armstrong: There are two pieces on the back of them...

Aldrin: I think that that's going to do it. Okay.

Armstrong: Thank you, Jim. Burn time is 05:20.

Collins: Yes, but this was to be... What do you have on this side to give you that on the other side?

Aldrin: That's the - that's the last meal we eat before descent, huh? All - all the surface of it, Neil, you know, just kind of shakes like that. You've got the .

McCandless: Roger. Out. [Long pause.] We have a...

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Find it?

Aldrin: And we're going to translate plus X and hold.

Armstrong: You check our tracking light, Mike? (Pause)

Armstrong: And 22 in the OX. Roger.

Collins: You yawed right 13 degrees? Pretty characteristic of all of these - white conical ones. Okay.

Armstrong: Roger, Houston.

Aldrin: Limit Cycle, On.

Armstrong: It did, didn't it? Coming down already.

McCandless: Negative.

Armstrong: Go ahead. The zoom is the middle one, and it's 12.5-millimeters on the middle one. Yes.

Collins: Okay. Five good marks (on John Young's crater). We were getting yaw rates of around four-tenths of a degree per second, for example.

Armstrong: I'm predicting 05:58. It's a floodlight.

Collins: Mark...

McCandless: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: [Garble].

Collins: No, I just got through aligning it a little while ago.

McCandless: Roger.

Aldrin: We just lost (radar) lock. Tranquility Base.

Collins: Are we about there? Several minutes ago I was exactly steady on theta, and since then I have been moving toward the LM, pointed straight down toward the radius vector, and that's been despite a number of down minimum-pitch impulses.

McCandless: Make that your friendly... Over.

Armstrong: It seems like I always find myself upside-down in whatever I'm doing around here.

Duke: Rog.

Duke: Roger. You can do anything your heart desires on the TV: interior, exterior, pan in and out, anything you'd like. Looks great.

Armstrong: Go ahead, Houston.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Thank you.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: Okay, we shouldn't take any more pictures on this roll until Earth comes, I don't think. You guys happy with the spacecraft systems? Mark it...

McCandless: We copy (that) your antenna (is) scratching the roof. Out.


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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