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.

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)

On our next pass, I'd appreciate the S band relay mode. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're working on that. There haven't been any transmissions from Tranquility Base since we last talked to you. We cannot give you a full S band relay without being assured of high gain antenna. We're working on the partial relay for you. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Understand, Bruce. Thank you very much.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, this is Houston. Approximately 2 minutes to LOS. All your systems are looking good from down here. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Does it look to you like the 240 controller is properly controlling the glycol evaporator outlet TEMP? It locks all right up here.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Columbia. During this pass on the front side, it looked okay to us.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Thank you.

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Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, Tranquility Base.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. We are on about the middle of page 28, Surface—28.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Tranquility. We copy

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I think we'd … to put …

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Tranquility Base, this is Houston. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Go ahead, Houston.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, Tranquility. We're coming up in about 6 minutes on GET of 108. If you'd like to start your event timer, we can give you a hack at 108 00. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Tranquility. We're ready to start with the electrical checkout. We're going to S band modulate FM. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Tranquility, this is Houston. We copy. Go ahead with the FM. And we missed the mark at 108. Do you want us to try and give you one at 108 05? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I think we've got the timer going. We've got 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy, and you're in SYNC with us.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Feed it, or disconnect, or what?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Connect PLSS electrical umbilical to PGA.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Let me *** up tight *** have to *** up straight *** up. Got her about ***

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Fastest VOX in the west.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Mark. All right. Okay.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Well, we've got antennas down and *** not real good, is it? Okay. Yours is up. We'll put my antenna up.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I think that's going to be better.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

You read me all right now?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. That sounds pretty good.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I guess it's a combination of the volume and the antenna. May have been just the volume that was way up too high. Why don't you try stowing it again; see if that makes any difference.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. That—That sounds pretty good.