Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Mike, did you notice any transients at ignition on TEI? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Yes. The transients were more noticeable than on the previous burns, Charlie. I just wrote it off on the fact we had a light command module, but there was considerable roll activity which dampened down after the first 20 seconds, I would guess, of the burn; but then there was also some pitch and yaw activity. I don't believe it was abnormal, and it seemed to be deadbanding ratherly crisply in roll plus or minus about 8 degrees either side of the center line; and after the first couple of—oh, after the first 20 seconds or so, the gimbals were quiet, and pitch and yaw were relatively quiet. Before that, there was some oscillation but mostly just in rates. Total attitude hung in there pretty well.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you much. We were looking at the playback, and we saw some things that—right at start up. We'll be back with you later on that.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Have you finished taking pictures? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

We're just finishing up, Charlie.

Michael Collins (CMP)

About to get started on the P52 here pretty soon.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Another eight or nine of them.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. You can crank up on the PTC at any time. Over.

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Deke Slayton

Apollo 11, Houston.

Deke Slayton

Roger, 11. This is the original CAP COM. Congratulations on an outstanding job. You guys have really put on a great show up there. I think it's about time you powered down and got a little rest, however. You've had a mighty long day here. Hope you're all going to get a good sleep on the way back. I look forward to seeing you when you get back here. Don't fraternize with any of those bugs enroute except for the Hornet.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Thank you, boss. We'll—We're looking forward to a little rest and a restful trip back. And see you when we get there.

Deke Slayton

Roger. You've earned it.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. We'd like you to turn off O2 tank number 1 heaters. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. For your information, the LGC in Eagle just went belly up at 7 hours. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Very good, … death of a real winner, there.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Charlie, we're going to rotate about pitch 270 degrees on the way home vice 1—or 090 on the way out. Right?

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. VERB 49 maneuver to that attitude is in progress.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, crew status report. Radiation: CDR 11017, CMP 10019, LMP 09020. No medication.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Say again, please, Neil. We—you were breaking up. We missed that. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. This is crew status report. Radiation: CDR 11017, CMP 10019, LMP 09020. No medication.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And we didn't get any crew status report from you this morning. Wondered if you could give us an estimate of sleep last night. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. We'll take a guess, Charlie, and try to give an equivalent amount. Oh, it's CDR 3, and LMP 4.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you very much.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

And, Charlie, you want the fans cycled … Right?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, and we'd like you to disable quads Charlie and Delta. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Charlie and Delta.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. If it's convenient, we'd like to go through your onboard readout. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Oh, excuse me. It's on the flight plan, 3102. We'd like BATTS and RCS. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

BATT Charlie 370, PYRO BATT A 370, BATT B 370; RCS, 55, 65, 64, and 62. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy all that. Thank you much.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. A couple of questions for the Moon walkers, if you got a second. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, Neil. We're seeing some temperature rises on the passive seismic experiment that are a little higher than normal and were wondering if you could verify the deployed position. We understand it's about 40 feet from the LM in the eleven o'clock position. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

No. It's about in the nine or nine thirty position, and I'd say it's about 50 or 60 feet.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy. Also, did you notice—was there any indication of any dust cloud as you lifted off? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Not very much. There was quite a bit of Kapton and parts of the LM that went out in all directions, usually for great distances, as far as I can tell. But I don't remember seeing anything of a dust cloud to speak of.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand all you could see was parts of the LM going out. What was your—your first—first comment? Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I don't remember. Just that the Kapton and other parts on the LM staging scattering all around the area for great distances, but I didn't see much dust.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you very much.

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Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Could you keep me honest on the lithium hydroxide changes? When do you have the next one scheduled for?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Mike, on that canister, we had you due to change one at 133 before TEI, and it's on page 399. The next one we got is at 147. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11, Houston. We'd like to extend our damping period for another 5 minutes; let the rates get way down. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger, Charlie. Like to bring you up to date on our chlorination status. In compartment B4, we have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven—correction, we have eight pockets for chlorine and buffer ampules, of which—Let me correct that. We have seven pockets, of which one is empty and always has been empty, leaving six remaining. On the other side over there in B7, we have another container with seven pockets, so we have a total of seven plus six, and those are filled with six chlorines and seven buffers. Now, I've been using one chlorine and one buffer per day which, at this point in time, prior to this chlorination I'm about to do, leaves me one chlorine and two buffers. Seems to me I'm one chlorine short, and that being the case, I'd like to ask your advice on postponing this chlorination using the last container until some later date, like maybe tomorrow. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy, Mike. Stand by.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Check in A1, Mike, and see what you can find in there. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

We think you might have some more chlorine up in A1. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Do you read? You're breaking up. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. You're breaking up. Mike, please look in compartment A1. We think there might be some more chlorine up there. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Reading you about one by. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We're having a downlink problem. That's the reason we can't read you. We're switching sites. Stand by.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. How do you read now? Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. You're five by now, too, Mike. Thank you much. Did you copy that about A1 on that chlorine?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

How about that, sports fans!

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We're having a little trouble getting the yaw rate damped out to the appropriate value. We'd like you all to be quite like mice for a couple of minutes and let's see if that will help it out. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. You did great work there. We're ready to spin it up. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Did you copy? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Yes. We read you, Charlie. Would you stand by a minute?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Shift change time, here. White Team bids you good night; we'll see you tomorrow. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Good night, Charlie. Thank you.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Good night, Charlie. Thank you.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Adios. Thanks again for a great show, you guys.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Thanks for a great job down there.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Howdy there, Mike. We're ready to go ahead and have you switch to your OMNI positions for your sleep period, and we would like the following high gain switch positions: your high gain antenna in MANUAL, beam width WIDE, pitch is minus 50, and yaw is a plus 270. And just follow the flight plan for remaining COMM configuration. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

You “Purple” people keep funny hours.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Your COMM is pretty weak at this point, Mike. Please say again.