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Garbled transmissions.

Collins: It is, considering the amount of light up in there.

McCandless: Columbia, this is Houston. Leave them on there for another second, please.

Collins: Sure, be glad to. We've got the ELS logic on, ELS Auto, and all the circuit breakers in.

Armstrong: Okay.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. When you're ready, I have your evasive maneuver PAD. Over. This is Houston.

Aldrin: [Garble] time looks good.

Armstrong/Collins: [Garble].

Collins: Here comes Yaw 1. On the RCS, I understood before (that) you wanted to load the DAP register to 01100 which made sense on panel eight to pitch only on quad A, enable all on quad B, and C and D off. Roger, Charlie.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: I haven't had it.

Aldrin: Okay. (Garbled) (Pause) 413 - [garble] it should have been - closer yet. Well, let's see. Ready to copy.

Armstrong: Well, which way did I go? (Long Pause) Roger.

McCandless: Roger. Out. [Long pause.]

Collins: [Garble] get rid of this [garble].

Duke: And Apollo 11, it's good night from a sleepy White Team.

Aldrin: Hand me a towel when you get a chance.

Aldrin: 10 feet per second off on H-dot. (Long Pause) Don't forget to remind me of that.

Aldrin: There we go; thrust.

Duke: Roger. Appreciate the great show. GET 194:46:03; 267, plus 11.02, minus 172.03, 06.8. Copy.

Collins: Okay; Off, Off. Rotational Control Power, Direct, two of them, Off? Just like the simulator.

Duke: That sounds fine to us.

Duke: Okay. Control said he'd like a AGS align, there. Over. Thank you much. Over.

Duke: Roger.

Collins: Stand by one. [Long pause.]

Duke: Hello, Apollo 11. [Long pause.] [Long pause.]

Collins: Or at least I've configured for it. Hope that's good. Looks like snow and trees. I guess I really didn't mean what I said right when I said it a little while - Oh, I knew there was something messed up. And it's shaking everything a little bit. They need a roof on their stadium so they can catch all those flies.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Collins: I'd like its grid square, please. Calling you in Down Voice Backup. Ullage is going to be 16 seconds at 2 jets.

Aldrin: [Garble.] Boy, there's a crater right in the side of the wall.

Armstrong: Houston, crew status report.

Collins: Roger. Who took the roll of tape?

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Everything is Go here.

Duke: It appears that the... Rest of the PAD is NA. We'd like you to pull the circuit breaker on panel 11 for the mission timer. [Long pause.] Roger.

Duke: Five-by, Eagle. Over.

Collins: That's - that's not - that's mine.

Aldrin: Got it.

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

Evans: Tranquility Base, Houston. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit, who is easy to spot since he is always standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. We've got a couple more vectors to send up to you. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: I - if you wonder, I stuffed my launch checklist and - in the little gap between the...

Collins: I have 0.7 mile [1.3 km] and I got you at 31 feet per second [9.5 m/s], [garble] look good.

Evans: Roger. TIG minus 2. And, Eagle, aft Omni. Thirty seconds. We'll see later. Try to lock on again, and you'll lose him at about 29 minutes and 35 seconds.

Evans: Roger.

Evans: Okay.

Collins: Okay.

McCandless: Roger, Neil. Over. Go for cabin depressurization.

Armstrong: Okay. Let's see, I've got to pitch up a tad then [garble].

McCandless: "Roger" your last (transmission), Columbia. Over. We copy.

Armstrong: Ask him what he's running from.

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.

Duke: Go ahead. He would just have glowed. Say again. Roger.

Aldrin: Eagle.

Collins: Okay.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. [Pause.]

Armstrong: Charlie, what we suggest here is, before we start that, turn our two suit powers off and plug his blue lead into my blue signal conditioner and see if we can get his signal through my signal conditioner. ]

Aldrin: ... [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: Yes, well, that's when you're talking at the same time. (Long Pause) Roger.

Duke: Go ahead, 11. We just wanted to let you check on that one. Out.

Duke: And we didn't get a crew status report from you this morning. Over. We would like you to zero, as called out in the timeline, all three addresses, 404, 405, 406, before undocking. Over. You are Go to continue powered descent. That's going to be your sleep configuration. And verify track mode in Auto for the High Gain. PDI PAD: TIG 102:33:04.36; 09:50, minus 00021; 182, 287, 000; plus 56919. After we finish our load, we'd like you to do the drift check with Columbia. Over.

Duke: Stand by. This is Houston. Over. It is an honor and a privilege to share with my husband, the crew, the Manned Spacecraft Center, the American public, and all mankind, the magnificent experience of the beginning of lunar exploration. We're standing by. Over.[Pause.]

Aldrin: Eagle. [Garble]? (Pause) I've got a 233. You ready? So, it will be deployed manually, also. TVC Gimbal Drive, Pitch and Yaw, Auto.

McCandless: (With a smile in his voice) Roger. Over. Over.

Aldrin: Okay, let's get out of this. Hey, Charlie, I can see the snow on the - on the mountains out in California, and it looks like LA doesn't have much of a smog problem today.

McCandless: Hey, 11, this is Houston. Say again, please. Over.

Armstrong: Yaw 2, Mark.

Aldrin: Loud and clear. Roger.

Duke: Okay. Over.

Aldrin: I already fired it.

Duke: That's affirmative.

Collins: Okay. Okay.

Armstrong: We show 30 psi in the fuel and 30 in the oxidizer (which are not unusual readings).

Collins: We really have them, Charlie.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. [Long pause.]

Collins: Let's invent a new home for it because that old home is full of that smelly old urine bag. Main A/Main B.

Collins: How about right now? It's too bad we have to shoot through this one, but - Oh, boy, you could spend a lifetime just geologizing that one crater alone, you know that? [Garble.]

Armstrong: Roger. Say again.

Duke: 11, Houston. Over.

Collins: [Garble] but you're in between my sextant and my COAS. Mark it.

Armstrong: Bumping my RCU, there, with your visor.

Collins: Roger.

Armstrong: That'd be alright. Verify MTVC. A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. Don't you want to beef up that radar?

Collins: Amazing how quickly you adapt. 0.6.

Duke: Roger. Over. [Pause.]

Duke: Rog. [Pause.]

Aldrin: Alright.

Collins: Affirmative.

Aldrin: Range/range rate is [garble]. Now, it was different right under the skirt itself. Is that P30 PAD? Understand. (Thrust) 10 percent (Pause; static) Have you got the - got to the tunnel vent step yet? (Pause) Okay, warning tone is out. Now we can let us take - let it take us there.

Collins: Go ahead, Houston.

Evans: Eagle, Houston. [Long pause.]

Aldrin: [Garble]. There it is.

Duke: Rog. 144:56:47. We gave you a LM state vector. We...

Collins: Okay. Waste compartment valve has been in Vent for, oh, I guess, 45 minutes or so.

Armstrong: Okay. Looks like there's a circulation of cloud that just moved east of Houston over the Gulf and Florida area. [Garble]?

Collins: The old High Gain angles telling us which way the Earth is. That's right downtown.

McCandless: 11, this is Houston. We'll pass that on. Go ahead and we'll watch you on TM.

Armstrong: It should be 70.

Aldrin: Roger.

Armstrong: Houston, Eagle.

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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