Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, we got the service module going by. A little high and a little bit to the right.

Michael Collins (CMP)

And it's rotating just like it should be. Thrusters are firing.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Good. It's got a lot of gas there to burn out, too.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

It's coming across now from right to left.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. You going to turn on the tape recorder shortly?

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. You can go ahead and turn it on.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I'll have to go to command reset to do that.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. That's negative. All you have to do is turn it on. That'll be fine.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I guess I don't know how to turn it on, then. I got PCM, ANTILOG RECORD, FORWARD; high bit rate, and barber pole.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We'll send the ON command from down here, see if it works.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Got our friend the Moon whipping by the field of view right now.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We'll have you for about 3 or 4 minutes through Redstone and then pick you up after blackout through ARIA.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. I'm going to go to COMMAND RESET and turn the tape on.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Recommend negative on that. That will put us in low bit rate.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. I already put it to COMMAND RESET, but I still have barber pole on the tape. And now my switch is high bit rate.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Okay. That will be fine. On 225, there, if you can reach it, Buzz, the last two circuit breakers in the second row from the bottom, punch those in.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

And 11, Houston, don't mess around with that 225 there.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Key moment Apollo 11 re-enters Earth's atmosphere: And 11, Houston. You're going over the hill there shortly. You're looking mighty fine to us.

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Neil Armstrong (CDR)

See you later.

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Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston through ARIA.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston through ARIA.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston through ARIA 4.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston through ARIA. Standing by. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston in the blind. AIR BOSS has visual contact.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Standing by for your DSKY reading. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Stand by for your miss distance. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Standing by for your DSKY reading. Over.

Ronald Evans (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Your DSKY reading, please. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. We were *** right on … 169, 17.

USS Hornet

Apollo 11, Apollo 11. This is Hornet. Hornet. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Hello, Hornet. This is Apollo 11 reading you loud and clear. Our position 1330, 16915.

USS Hornet

11, Hornet. Copy 1330, 1675. Any further data? Over.

USS Hornet

Do you have an error?

USS Hornet

We have that. And what is condition of the crew?

USS Hornet

11, this is Hornet. What's your error of splashdown and condition of crew? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

The condition of crew *** 4000—3500 feet, on the way down.

USS Hornet

11, this is Hornet. Copy. 11, Hornet. What's your splashdown error? Over.

Unidentified crew member

Okay. Our splashdown error is by latitude, longitude, 1330 16 *** 15. That's ***

USS Hornet

Hornet. Roger, out.