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.

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?

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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.

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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.