Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. We can see Buzz's right hand. It is somewhat out of focus. I'd say we were focusing down to probably—oh, about 8 inches to a foot behind the position of his hand when he was pulling out the cable.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. How's the temperature on there?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Temperature of the camera is showing zero.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I'm a little cool. I think I'll trade ***

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I'm on intermediate now, Houston, and I show 3.78. No flags, 70 ***

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And, we'll probably need a little *** distance *** back location *** television camera.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Neil, look at the minus Y-strut, the direction of travel there *** travel from right to left.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

This one over here underneath the ascent engine where the probe first hit—the minus-Y probe first hit.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You've got plenty. Plenty more.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I think I've got the end of it.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Something interesting: in the bottom of this little crater here—It may be -

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Now keep going. We've got a lot more.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Getting a little harder to pull out, here.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

How far would you say I am, Buzz?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Forty, 50 feet. Why don't you turn around and let them get a view from there and see what the field of view looks like?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You're backing into the cable.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Turn around to your right, would be better.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I don't want to go into the Sun if I can avoid it.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

— sit like that and walk around it.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston. How's that field of view going to pick up the MESA? *** far away?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. The field of view is okay. We'd like you to aim it a little bit more to the right. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. That's all the cable we have. *** not going out. I'll start working on the solar wind —

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

A little bit too much to the right. Can you bring it back left about 4 or 5 Degrees?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. That looks good Neil.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay, now. Do you think I ought to be farther away, or closer?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Can't get too much further away.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Let's try it like that for a while. I'll get a couple of panoramas with it, here.

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Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. You look okay as far as distance goes, Neil. And we'll line you up again when you finish the panorama. Now you're going too fast on the panorama sweep. You're going to have to stop, or -

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I haven't stopped—I haven't set it down yet. That's the first picture in the panorama. Right there.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

It's taken just a little—about north, north east.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Tell me if you've got a picture, Houston.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

We've got a beautiful picture, Neil.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. I'm going to move it.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. Here's another good one.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Now, this one is right down front, straight west. And I want to know if you can see an angular rock in the foreground.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We have a large angular rock in the foreground, and it looks like a much smaller rock a couple of inches to the left of it. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

All right. And then on beyond it about 10 feet is an even larger rock that's very rounded. That rock is about—The closest one to you is about sticking out of the sand about 1 foot. And it's about a foot and one half long, and it's about 6 inches thick, but it's standing on edge.