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.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston.

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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.