Michael Collins (CMP)

You got a crowd there in MCC?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. You're last, Columbia.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. I expect you probably have about nine CAP COMMS and 11 Flight Directors with no place to plug in.

Michael Collins (CMP)

That ratio might even be reversed.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Glycol evaporator outlet temperature is 50 degrees and the comfort in here is just fine.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy 50 degrees on the glycol, and comfort index fine.

Michael Collins (CMP)

If you'll excuse me a minute, I'm going to have a cup of coffee.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo—Columbia, this is Houston. Your map coordinates are Papa decimal 2 and 6 decimal 3 on the LAM 2 chart. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Did you copy the coordinates for the LM? Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, Columbia, this is Houston. If you read we request high gain antenna, yaw 180, pitch 0. I say again, yaw 180, pitch 0 on the high gain. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

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

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Columbia on the high gain.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston reading you loud and clear. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Read you loud and clear, Bruce.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Mike. I have the coordinates —

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Well, what's new is I think we have some more coordinates for you on the LM location. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Mike. Papa 0.2 and 6.3 on your LAM 2 chart. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Papa 0.2 and who 0.3?

Michael Collins (CMP)

Thank you. Papa 0.2 and 6.3. I'll try them.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. What you are saying is, if you look at the cat's paw, then that's just about, oh—his middle finger, a little bit—one to two o'clock from his middle finger. Is that right?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. About one to two o'clock from the middle finger if you are using 12 o'clock being to the west. Over.

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Michael Collins (CMP)

That must be the way the cat's faced. Okay. I'm with you.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. And I got LOS and AOS times for you.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Your LOS at 107 plus 23 plus 03. AOS at 108 plus 09 plus 06. The next pass for COAS tracking: your time of closest approach is 108 35 28. That's 3 miles south of track. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

I understand all that, but with this new information would you like me to try P22 and look for him in a different spot?

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Because I was looking in the wrong place last time. AUTO optics was not pointing me at the coordinates you gave me.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

On your next pass, Columbia, rather than performing a P22 as such, we would like you to look in the vicinity of the coordinates that we gave you, which is our best analysis based on map physics and the trajectory, and we also have another set of coordinates that we would like you to search in the vicinity of. This last one being based on all interpretation of the geological features that were seen by the crew on their way down. The coordinates of this second site are Mike 0.7 and 8.0. I say again, Mike 0.7 and 8.0. I say again, Mike 0.7 and 8.0. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Copy. Mike 0.7 and 8.0. The only thing is, my best tool for looking is the sextant and if I'm going to crank the sextant up, I might as well let P22 go at the same time, or don't you think so?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. If you want to go that way, crank it up and then you can drive it around and look where you want. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

And if you can find the LM, then by all means, track it or make a note of where it was and we can track it on the next REV. If you are ready, we have a REFSMMAT update that we can pass up to you at this time, if you will give us P00 in ACCEPT. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. P00 in ACCEPT you got. And this is an updated landing site RESFMMAT. We still believe that a plane change is not required. Is that affirmative?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Columbia.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. We are through with the uplink. It's your computer.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Thank you.

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Spoken on July 21, 1969, 12:39 a.m. UTC (50 years, 1 month ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet