Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston with a little recovery force information. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. The Hornet is on station just far enough off the target point to keep from getting hit. Recovery 1, or the chopper, is there; they're on station. And Hawaii Rescue 1 and 2, the C 130's, are within 40 minutes of your target point. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Just to get a little downlink here to check out our VHF: I show us about an hour and 37 minutes, approximately, from entry interface. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. That's about right.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Okay. Looks like we're together on that, and I guess we're standing by for you to whip into the entry attitude.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. We've just been taking a couple of last minute pictures. We've finished the EMS entry check, primary water EVAP activation.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger, Mike. We recommend the left VHF antenna for VHF.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

And this is your friendly backup CMP. Have a good trip, and may—remember to come in BEF.

Michael Collins (CMP)

You better believe. Thank you kindly.

Michael Collins (CMP)

We can see the Moon passing by the window and it looks what I considered to be a correct size.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Like to switch to S band OMNI C. I just did a minute ago, and noticed a loss of signal strength, over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger, Apollo 11. Go ahead and try it again now that you're in attitude.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Recommend antenna Bravo. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Recommend antenna Bravo, or at least a better one. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Faces are red here. We lost data with you there for a while. Did you do the P52? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

That's affirmative, we completed the P52. We'll give you the data from it in just a second. We passed our sextant star check at entry attitude, and right now we're maneuvering to our first horizon check pitch attitude of 298 degrees.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. About 4 minutes to 1 hour, and I'll give you a mark at 1 hour. Was a command module preheat necessary? Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy. Negative command module preheat.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. We don't want to jettison the hydrogen tank that stratified, so could you cycle the fans in tank 2 please? Hydrogen tank 2.

Michael Collins (CMP)

You better believe, that old service module has taken good care of us. We want to take good care of it.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. I'll give you a time hack at 58 minutes to go. It's about 15 seconds yet.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 11.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Roger. We have our update at the state vector out there for you. Request P00 and ACCEPT. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston.

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Spoken on July 24, 1969, 3:43 p.m. UTC (51 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet