Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Yes indeed, Buzz. We can see your feet sticking our underneath the structure of the LM descent stage.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I'm just on the other side of the —

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Now we can see you through the structure of the minus Z secondary strut.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. The doors are open, and it looks like they are going to stay up without any problem.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Columbia, Columbia, this is Houston. We are about to lose you on the OMNI's. Request high gain antenna, REACQ mode Fish 20, yaw 135. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

You want to pick an area, Neil?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Make that yaw 175, Columbia, yaw 175 on the high gain.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Columbia is locked up on the high gain, Houston.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, the passive seismometer has been deployed manually.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

And the manual deployment of the LR cubed, the little spring that is at the end of the string is pulled off of the picks head. However, I was able to reach up and get hold of the picks head and pull it loose. So, it will be deployed manually, also.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

And, the panorama is complete. *** and the LM—got the LM at 7 30 position at about 60 feet.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

And the doors are closed and locked.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Have you got us a good area picked out?

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Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Yes. I think right out on that rise out there is probably as good as any.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'll probably stay on the high ground there and —

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Watch it; the edge of that crater is—drops —

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Yes. It drops off there, doesn't it?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Get a couple of close ups on these quite rounded large boulders.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

About 40 feet out—I'd say out at the end of that next —

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

It's going to be a little difficult to find a good level spot here.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

The top of that next little ridge there. Wouldn't that be a pretty good place?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. Should I put the LR cubed right about here?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I'm going to have to get on the other side of this rock here.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I would go right around that crater to the left there. Isn't that a level spot there?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I think this right here is just as level.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

These boulders look like basalt, and they have probably 2 percent white minerals in them, the white crystals. And the thing that I reported as the vesicular before, I'm not—I don't believe I believe that any more. I think that small craters—they look like little impact craters where shot—B B shot has hit the surface.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston. I have the seismic experiment flipped over now, and I'm aligning it, but I'm having a little bit of difficulty getting the B B in the center. It wants to move around and around on the outside. ***

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

You're cutting out again, Buzz.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. I say I'm not having too much success in leveling the PSE experiment.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

The laser reflector is installed and the bubble is leveled and the alignment appears to be good.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Neil, this is Houston. Roger. Out.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Hey, you want to take a look at this B B and see what you make out of it?

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I find it pretty hard to get perfectly level, too.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

That B B likes the outside. It won't go on the inside.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

That little cup is convex now, instead of concave.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, I don't think there's any hope for using this leveling device to come up with an accurate level. It looks to me as though the cup here that the B B is in is now convex instead of concave. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. Press on. If you think it looks level by eyeball, go ahead.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

There you go. Good work; good show. Hey, whoa; stop, stop! Back up.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, as I was spacing the PSE, the right hand solar array deployed automatically. The left hand I had to manually *** the bar at the far end.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All parts of the solar array are clear of the ground now.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Buzz, this is Houston. I understand that you did successfully deploy both solar arrays. Over.