Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Loud and clear here. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. We just appeared to get a solid lock for the last—oh, about a minute. The … needle's been wandering up and down, and the pitch and yaw needles have been wandering around, but it appears to have reacquired by itself solidly now. We're just finishing up our fuel cell purge. Hydrogen on number 3 is the last to go off. It'll be coming off in just a second.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We believe we've tracked down the reacquisition problem we had on the previous REV. It looks like it was a receiver power supply here on the ground and no problems in the spacecraft at all. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, that really winds things up as far as we're concerned on the ground, for the evening. We're ready to go to bed and get a little sleep. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Yes. We're about to join you.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger.

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Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Apollo 11. Good morning from the Black Team.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Good morning. We got about 2 minutes to LOS here, Mike.

Michael Collins (CMP)

… You guys wake up early.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

(Laughing) Yes, you're about 2 minutes early on the wakeup. Looks like you were really sawing them away.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. For planning purposes, you can go ahead and take the monocular into the LM with you.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. I'll tell them. How are all the CSM systems looking?

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Looks like the command module's in good shape. Black Team has been watching it real closely for you.

Michael Collins (CMP)

We sure appreciate that. Because I sure haven't.

Michael Collins (CMP)

I say because I sure have not.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11. Thirty seconds. AOS will be 94 plus 21.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Standing by.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. How do you read the BIOMED in the LMP with the LCG on? Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We have good data on all 3 crewmen. No. Belay that. The Commander we do not have yet.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. He's not up yet.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. We just had a very good view of the landing site. We can pick out almost all of the features we've identified previously.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Roger. Sounds real fine. And, 11, I have your maneuver PAD and consumables update whenever you want them.

Unidentified crew member

Stand by.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Stand by a little, please.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're standing by. And that's the block data on the maneuver PAD, by the way.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11 is a couple of minutes away from this rolling right 40 degrees to roll 122, pitch 229, yaw 0. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Roger. We're standing by.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Ready to copy.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 11, Houston. Here's your block data, TEI 30. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

SPS/G&N: 36639; your NOUN 48, minus 072, plus 051; your NOUN 33, 135 24 4000; NOUN 81, plus 32178, plus 06036, minus 01304, your pitch 064. The rest is NA. Ullage: two jet, 16 seconds; and it's based on LOI REFSMMAT. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. TEI 30 SPS/G&N: 36639 minus 072, plus 051, 135 24 4000, plus 32178, plus 06036, minus 01304, pitch 064, two jets 16 second, LOI REFSMMAT. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Readback correct. Your consumables update?

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. GET 91 plus 30, minus 7 percent; Alfa minus 8, Bravo minus 2.5, Charlie minus 10, Delta minus 6.5. H2 total, minus 2 pounds; oxygen total, plus 9 pounds. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Thank you. And on board, we're reading for quad Alfa 75 percent, Bravo 78, Charlie 78, and Delta 77 percent.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. I have your base line altitude update now, if Buzz is ready to copy.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Go ahead.

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Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Alfa 1 is 500, that's 500 feet above the landing site. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Alfa 1 is 500 feet above the landing site. Thank you.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Our crew status report for sleep: CDR 5.5, CMP 6.0, LMP 5.0. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Roger. We have that now.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Go ahead.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. The “Black Bugle” just arrived with some morning news briefs if you're ready.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Okay. Church services around the world today are mentioning Apollo 11 in their prayers. President Nixon's worship service at the White House is also dedicated to the mission, and our fellow astronaut, Frank Borman, is still in there pitching and will read the passage from Genesis which was read on Apollo 8 last Christmas. 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. Buzz, your son, Andy, got a tour of MSC yesterday. Your Uncle Bob Moon accompanied him on the visit which included the LRL. Among the —

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Among the large headlines concerning Apollo this morning, there's one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-o has been living there for 4000 years. It seems she was banished to the Moon because she stole the pill of immortality from her husband. 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. The name of the rabbit is not reported.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. We'll keep a close eye out for the bunny girl.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. You residents of the spacecraft Columbia may be interested in knowing that today is Independence Day in the country of Colombia. Gloria Diaz of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe last night. She defeated 60 other girls for the global beauty title. Miss Diaz is 18, with black hair and eyes, and measures 34-1/2, 23, 34-1/2. First runner up was Miss Australia, followed by Miss Israel, and Miss Japan. While you're on your way back Tuesday night, the American and National League Allstars will be playing ball in Washington. Mel Stottlemyre of the Yankees is expected to be the American League's first pitcher. No one is predicting who will be first pitcher for the National League yet. They have nine on the roster. Even though research has certainly paid off in the space program, research doesn't always pay off, it seems. The Woodstream Corporation, parent company of the Animal Trap Company of America which has made more than a billion wooden spring mousetraps, reports that it built a better mousetrap but the world didn't beat a door to its path—didn't beat a path to its door. As a matter of fact, the company had to go back to the old-fashioned kind. They said, “We should have spent more time researching housewives and less time researching mice”. And the “Black Beag—Bugle” is all completed for the morning.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Thank you very much. We appreciate the news.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Black Team, we'll be looking for an interesting day with you all tomorrow.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. We'll be going off here shortly, and we'll pick you up in the morning for sure.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Three minutes to LOS; AOS at 96 plus 20.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Apollo 11. 96 20. Thank you.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Columbia. Houston. Do you read? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Hello, Houston, this is Eagle. How do you read? Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Eagle, this is Houston. Are you calling? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. How do you read? Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Reading you about three by, Buzz; a lot of noise on the loop. We think it's coming from Columbia, but we can't tell. We're unable to raise voice with him. Would he please go to high gain. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I'll have him go to high gain. It's probably the glycol pump you hear in the background, and I'm up to the point where I turn on the IMU. Would you recommend I hold off here for a few minutes or go ahead and power up the IMU? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Hey, get your high gain to working.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Eagle, this is Houston. You can turn on the IMU. Over.

Unidentified crew member

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, this is Columbia.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Do you read? Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Eagle. This is Houston. We've got a noisy downlink on the downvoice backup. Would you please select S band voice to VOICE? Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Do you read? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Columbia. Reading you loud and clear. How me?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. About three by, Mike. We've got a lot of noise in the background. It's clearing up now. Break. Eagle, Houston. Do you read? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Eagle. About four by four. Go ahead.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Just getting a voice check. Say the page you're on in the activation checklist. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. I'm on page 27. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand 27. We copy. Out.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Would you please give us P00 in ACCEPT. We have a state vector for you. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Columbia. You have P00 in ACCEPT, and how are you reading me now?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand, we have P00 in ACCEPT. You're about three by in—on the voice, Mike. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. You're coming in loud and clear, and I'm configured for normal voice. If you've got any switch changes, let me know.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. We've got some noise somewhere in the system down here, I think. We're working on it. And I've got a 130 landmark update for you, and also a DAP load whenever you're ready to copy. Over.