Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

I'll bet. I bet, you'd almost be talking to yourself up there after 10 REVS or so.

Michael Collins (CMP)

No, no. It's a happy home here. It'd be nice to have company. As a matter of fact, it'd be nice to have a couple of hundred million Americans up here.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Well, they were with you in spirit.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Let them see what they're getting for their money.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Well, they were with you in spirit anyway, at least that many. We heard on the news today, 11, that last night—yesterday after you made your landing, New York Times came out with a—headlines, the largest headlines they've ever used in the history of the newspaper.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I'm glad to hear it was fit to print.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

That's why we didn't read you up any newscast. There really wasn't anything to talk about.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We've got 10 minutes to LOS; see you over the hill at 131 48. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay, Charlie. I'll dump the water as soon as we go around the corner.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Everything's looking real good now.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Coming up about 4 30 LOS. You're looking great on all your systems. Eagle is purring right along after an hour 30 without any cooling. The PNGS is still looking good. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Will you verify that your rendezvous radar transponder is off? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

It's not, but I'll get it off.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. We were seeing—believe it or not, we were seeing some funnies on the Eagle's rendezvous radar, and that was the only theory that we had. It looked like it was a good one.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. We are standing by. Everything is looking great here. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. If you guys want it, we've got some news, here, we can read up. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, Neil. Starting off: Congratulatory messages on the Apollo 11 mission have been pouring into the White House from world leaders in a steady stream all day. Among the latest are telegrams from Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Great Britain and the King of Belgium. The world's press has been dominated by news of Apollo 11. Some newsmen estimate that more than 60 percent of the news used in papers across the country today concerned your mission. The New York Times which, as we mentioned before, has had such a demand for its edition of the paper today (even though it ran 950 000 copies) said it will reprint the whole thing on Thursday as a souvenir edition. And Premier Alexei Kosygin has sent congratulations to you and President Nixon through former Vice President Humphrey who is visiting Russia. The cosmonauts have also issued a statement of congratulations. Humphrey quoted Kosygin as saying “I want you to tell the President and the American people that the Soviet Union desires to work with the United States in the cause of peace.”

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And Mrs. Robert Goddard said today that her husband would have been so happy. “He wouldn't have shouted or anything. He would just have glowed.” She added, “That was his dream, sending a rocket to the Moon.” People around the world had many reasons to be happy about the Apollo 11 mission. The Italian police reported that Sunday night was the most crime free night of the year. And in London, a boy who had the faith to bet $5 with a bookie that a man would reach the Moon before 1970 collected $24.000. That's pretty good odds.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

You're probably interested in the comments your wives have made. Neil, Jan had said about yesterday's activities, “The evening was unbelievably perfect. It is an honor and a privilege to share with my husband, the crew, the Manned Spacecraft Center, the American public, and all mankind; the magnificent experience of the beginning of lunar exploration.” She was then asked if she considered the Moon landing the greatest moment in her life. She said “No, that was the day we were married.” And Mike, Pat said simply, “It was fantastically marvelous.” Buzz, Joan said—apparently couldn't quite believe the EVA on the Moon. She said, “It was hard to think it was real until the men actually moved. After the Moon touchdown, I wept because I was so happy.” But she added, “The best part of the mission will be the splashdown.”

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

In other news, and there was a little bit, another explorer: Thor Heyerdahl had to give up his attempt to sail a papyrus boat across the Atlantic. The storm damaged boat was abandoned about 650 miles from Bermuda. The speed of the craft had been reduced to about 25 miles a day, and Heyerdahl said the object of the voyage had not been to provide an endurance test for the crew.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Looking at the world of sports, let's see here. While you were busy the other day, Joe Namath and football Commissioner Pete Rozelle made the announcement that “Broadway Joe” had agreed to sell his interest in the Bachelors III restaurant and report to the New York Jets. Joe arrived at the Jets' training camp today and had his first workout. Several other Jet players who had held out along with Joe also reported. And Davy Hill, from Jackson, Michigan, won his third major golf in as many starts in the past week. He won the Philadelphia Classic. Hill has won four tournaments so far this year and is the leading money winner this year with a cool $129.000. And in baseball, the west division of the National League remains a tight race. LA and San Francisco are one game behind league leading Atlanta. The Astros have a record of 48 wins and 48 losses, and are now in fifth place, seven games out. A twin bill between the Astros and Cincinnati last night was postponed because of rain. The Chicago Cubs are still in first place in the East Division. They lead the New York Mets by four and one half games. And in the American League, Baltimore is breezing toward the Eastern Division title. They lead second place Boston by 11 games. Looking ahead, the All Star baseball game is scheduled for tomorrow. And President Nixon was scheduled to see the game and then leave immediately after the game for the Pacific splashdown area before going on his tour of Europe. And that about covers the news this day. You guys have been making most of it and I'm sure we couldn't fill you in on any of the details that you don't already know. Out.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Thank you much, Charlie.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We've got a preliminary TEI 30 PAD, if you're ready to copy.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Coming at you. TEI 30, SPS/G&N: 36691; minus 061, plus 067 135 23 4149; NOUN 81, plus 32020, plus 06713, minus 02773 181 054 013; NOUN 44, HA is NA, plus 00230 32833 228, DELTA VC 32625 24 1510 355. Next three lines are NA. NOUN 61 plus 1103, minus—minus 17237 11806 36275 195 04 52. Your set stars are Deneb and Vega, 242 172 012. We like two jet ullage to 16 seconds. The horizon will be on the 11 degree mark at TIG minus 2 minutes. And other comments: your sextant star is visible after GET of 134 50. Ready for your readback. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. We have a TEI 30, SPS/G&N: 36691, minus 061, plus 067 135 23 4149; plus 32020, plus 06713, minus 02773 181 054 013; NA, plus 00230, plus 32833 228 32625, 24 1510 355; NA three times, plus 1103, minus 17237 11806 36275 195 04 52. Deneb and Vega 242 172 012, two jet ullage, 16 seconds; horizon 11 degree line at TIG minus 2 minutes; sextant star visible after 134 50. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, Mike. Good readback. Out.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Seven minutes to LOS; next AOS 133 46. You're looking good going over the hill. Out.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. We're standing by.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. We'd like you, sometime at your convenience, to stir up the CRYO's on this pass. And we're wondering if you got the fuel cell purge. Over.

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Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. *** fuel cell purge …

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Say again. You're breaking up.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. The O2 fuel cell purge is complete.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11, Houston. We've got a load for you, if you give us P00 and ACCEPT. The load consists of a CSM pre TEI state vector that's going in the CSM slot, and a post-TEI state vector that'll go into the LM slot, if that's okay; and also a TEI target load. Any comments? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Very good. Thank you very much.

Michael Collins (CMP)

P00 and ACCEPT. You got it.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And, 11, Houston. A reminder: you can scratch the VERB 66 at 134 30.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And, 11, Houston. For your information, Eagle, we had an ISS fail light came on at about 3 19 due to a CDU overheating; and at about this time at AOS it looks like we're about to lose the platform.

Michael Collins (CMP)

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Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We got the load in. You can have the computer —

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

11. Are you through with the computer?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Buzz.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. That's timing for you.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And, Apollo 11, Houston. Your friendly White Team has your coming home information, if you're ready to copy. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Apollo 11. Ready to copy.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. Got two PADS for you, TEI 30 and then a TEI 31. TEI 30 SPS/G&N: 36691, minus 061, plus 066 135 23 4156. NOUN 81: 32—correction, plus 32011, plus 06818, minus 02650 181 054 014. Apogee is NA, perigee plus 00230 3286—correction, 32836; burn time 2 28 32628 24 1511 357. Next three lines are NA. NOUN 61: plus 1103, minus 17237 11806 36275 195 04 52. Set stars are Deneb and Vega, 242 172 012. We'd like ullage from two jets for 16 seconds, and the horizon is on the 10 degree line at TIG minus 2 minutes; and your sextant star is visible after 134 plus 50. Stand by on your readback. I have a TEI 31 if you're ready to copy. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. TEI 30, SPS/G&N: 36691, minus 061, plus 066 135 23 4156, plus 32011, plus 06 818, minus 02650, 181 054 014; apogee NA, plus 00230 32836 228 32628 42 1511 357, NA three lines, plus 1103, minus 17237 11806 36275 195 04 52, Deneb and Vega, 242 172 012, two jet ullage, 16 seconds, horizon out of the window, 10 degrees, TIG minus 2 minutes, sextant star at 134 10. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, Buzz. Good readback. You're very weak. If you're ready to copy, I got a TEI 31 for you. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. You were cut out. Say again.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

All right. Go ahead. I'm ready to copy.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. TEI 31, SPS/G&N: 36691, minus 061, plus 066 137 22 3985, plus 32838, plus 06845, minus 02487, NA, pitch 052. Rest of the PAD is NA. Ready for your readback. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. TEI 31, SPS/G&N: 36691 minus 061, plus 066, 137 22 3985, plus 32838, plus 06845, minus 02487, NA, pitch 052. The rest is NA. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Good readback. And, Buzz, did you say sextant star is visible after 134 50?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

No. I wrote down 134 10. I wasn't real sure about that.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. It went by me there. RETRO caught it. It's 134 50. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. 134 50. Thank you.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. After the burn, we'd like you to trim X and Z. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. And that's to 0.2 foot per second, as shown in the flight plan.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Sounds like there's a story behind that one, too.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

We'll tell you when you get back.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Would you verify that you've stirred up the CRYO's? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. We've stirred them up.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. You are GO for TEI. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. You've got about 8 minutes till LOS. Your AOS with the burn, 135 34 05, no burn 135 44. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. One minute to LOS. Go sic 'em.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Thank you, sir. We'll do it.