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Garbled transmissions.


Collins: I have. (Long Pause)

Duke: Eagle, Columbia.

Aldrin: We copy. Looks like we're heading for - [garble] over the horizon.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston.

Armstrong: Pretty nice-looking engine.

Collins: Roger that.

Armstrong: And it's gray.

Duke: Roger. Over. Did we copy what, Neil?

Duke: Rog. We'd like to ask one question. Thank you. [Long pause.]

Collins: Register 1, plus 11202, plus 20741, plus 00211.

PAO: The Hornet now reports a visual contact.

Duke: All right, sir. [Long pause.]

Collins: Won't get them on S-band.

Aldrin: Sunrise's going to be 52:10 - and I missed [garble]. Mike, are you in AGS Cal attitude now?

Armstrong: (You) got it!

Aldrin: Okay, ascent - tank pressure - temperature's up, changed to - I don't know. Standing by to copy. [Long pause.] That's good. Well, there's one maybe 300 miles north of Cuba, but it doesn't look cyclonic. You're looking good.

Armstrong: Thanks very much.

Aldrin: Nice sleep. I think that's going to be better. I think the total depth might have been about 8 or 9 inches. I think we’ve got those. It's brown, it's brown.

Collins: ...just as a double-check... As I say, for some reason the computer drove the star off out of sight.

Armstrong: [Garble.]

Aldrin: Okay.

Aldrin: Okay.

Duke: Roger, Mike.

Collins: 357 and 1511. This is the third anniversary of Gemini 10. Are you through with the DSKY? I can't see outside at all. I hope the pictures come out; we're rotating around where it's going out of view again.

Evans: Spacecraft calling Houston, say again.

onboard): (garbled) We're (going to land) long.

Aldrin: Okay.

McCandless: This is Houston. Where do you hold me cutting out? Our - in the Flight Plan, we show you commencing a rest period at about 182 hours, and what are you planning to do on that? Over.

Collins: [Garble] last time [garble]. 17 seconds - 17 plus 1, huh?

Duke: Roger. Roger.

Collins: One minute.

Aldrin: Trade it... for a good one.

Armstrong: Okay.

Armstrong: Oh, yes - got your High Gain in sight, your tracking light - whole vehicle shows.

Collins: Well, we're almost at sleep attitude.

Armstrong: Boy, that filth from on the LEC is kind of falling over me while I'm doing this.

Aldrin: Well, if we could get a towel, we could get us a couple of fair-to-middling pictures out of here. [Garble] want to go to that - [garble].

Armstrong: Okay. Burn complete.

Collins: Roger. Now it's going back up. GET 130 hours, 30 minutes; Delta-VX 2.0, roll zero, pitch 230, yaw zero, Delta-VT 2.0. Alright.

McCandless: Roger, Columbia. Out. We'd like you to accomplish that now. Over. Negative, 11. Readback correct. We concur with the logic. Thanks a lot, and Dave Reed is sort of burying his head in his arms right now.

Aldrin: And as the Moon sinks slowly in the west, Apollo 11 bids good day to you.

Duke: Roger. We copy. A slow storm system's been moving through the area in the last couple of days, and primarily evening and afternoon thundershowers.

Aldrin: We'll cage them both. It got more - more brown - with increasing Sun angle.

Armstrong: Go ahead, Houston.

Collins: Okay.

Armstrong: Okay. (Pause) Right about...

Aldrin: Rog.

Armstrong: Roger.

Collins: Okay. Rotational Hand Controller, number 2, is Armed.

McCandless: Tranquility Base, this is Houston.

McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Reading you the same, now. We recommend that for the first star, if we gave you a new state vector, we'd like to try the CMC-computed angles for the Auto maneuver.

Collins: Rog.

Duke: Tranquility, Houston. Over. [Long pause.]

Collins: Roger. Block, going P52, option 3. For the Earth coming up?

Armstrong: Okay, Charlie.

Aldrin: Just about to be cut off by the LM. [Pause.] Get in P00 and do a Verb 83.

Collins: [Garble].

Armstrong: Roger.

Aldrin: [Garble].

Armstrong: Roger. Got it.

Collins: Roger that.

Aldrin: Roger.

Collins: Go ahead, Charlie. [Long pause.]

Armstrong: Well, there are two of them up here. It's closed.

Collins: This is Columbia saying the rendezvous radar transponder is operating. I got my gouge...

Duke: Rog.

Aldrin: Okay. Copy. How do you read now?

Duke: Tranquility, Houston... Before you take some marks, don't forget to cycle it back off and on, and then on. (Pause)

Collins: Beautiful. It's going to be 9 minutes.

Armstrong: Okay with you if I start my pitch, or you think you're not far enough away yet, Mike?

Collins: Ah!

Duke: Roger. That's affirmative, Columbia.

Duke: Copy, 11. After 3 minutes, verify glycol discharge secondary pressure 39 to 51 psig. ...You're about two-by.

Aldrin: Something like that, salmon salad.

Armstrong: Alright. ORDEAL is okay.

Collins: We did that. 6½.

Aldrin: Yes. DECA Gimbal AC, Closed?

Armstrong: Batt A, yes - if you please.

Armstrong: VHF or the S-band?

COMM: Uh, you... Houston Comm Tech. Canary Comm Tech.

Collins: That's correct.

Collins: Standing by for your Mark.

Armstrong: Well, it felt good from here. Right, that's what we've got.

Collins: Reading you loud and clear, Bruce.

Aldrin: It's going to have to get up pretty high to [garble].

Armstrong: Wilco.

McCandless: Say again, Neil. Out. We copy.

Collins: Okay, stand by for...

Duke: Roger. [Pause.]

Armstrong: Yes.

Aldrin: Stand by. Did you say you had some updates for us in the lunar surface book. I'll just put a question mark here about... not show our ignorance.

Armstrong: Yes.

Collins: How's the weather down there? I'll give you a mark.

Duke: Roger. Over.

Aldrin: Rog.

Armstrong: Okay.

Collins: Which way are you maneuvering now, friend? [Pause.]

Evans: Columbia; Columbia; Houston.

PAO: At 3 hours, 46 minutes, velocity is 18,917 feet per second.


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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