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?

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)

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.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We'd like for you to go ahead and put your S band antenna OMNI to OMNI and OMNI B. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. How do you read me through Honeysuckle now? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

You're loud and clear. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Very good. Reading you better now. And did you copy we'd appreciate going S band OMNI and OMNI B at this time? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

That's the configuration we're in.

Michael Collins (CMP)

I'll say you “Purple” people keep funny hours.

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Michael Collins (CMP)

Good afternoon, Houston. Apollo 11. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Good morning, 11. This is Houston. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Crew status report: 88 and 8.5.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. 88 and 8.5. When you're ready, we've got a small flight plan update for you.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, we're ready to copy.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. At about 148 hours, if you've not already done so, a CO2 filter change, and the H2 purge line heater on 20 minutes before the O2 and H2 purge. At 148 hours, we'd like you to initiate a charge on battery Alfa instead of at 151 hours, and leave the charge on until we notify you further. At 150 hours GET, waste water dump to 10 percent. We do plan to burn midcourse correction 5. It will be an RCS burn about 5 feet per second at about the nominal time in the flight plan. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Understand. We'll be accomplishing the filter change shortly, the purge line heater is on ***, O2 and H2 purge shortly, and at 148 will initiate a charge on battery A until you notify us further. At 150 hours, waste water dump to 10 percent. And we're looking forward to midcourse correction 5 at about 5 feet per second at the nominal time. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. I've got your consumables update, if you're ready to copy.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. At GET of 147 plus 00, RCS total minus 2.0 percent, which is about minus 14 pounds. Alfa minus 12.0, Bravo plus 10.0, minus 3.0, minus 2.0. Hydrogen total minus 1.5 pounds, O2 total plus 20 pounds. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. I copy, and our onboard readouts: Alfa, *** 2 percent, Bravo 54 percent, Cocoa's 64 percent, Delta 61 percent. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. Would you read that quad Alfa again, please, Buzz. You're cutting out. It may be—are you operating on VOX? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Negative. Alfa is 53 percent. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

11, from down here on telemetry, all your systems look to be in good shape.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Would you ask Buzz to check his biomedical TM sensors for a loose or dried out sensor? We're getting an erratic electrocardiogram reading. That would be one of the three sternal leads. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Say again your last, please.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Stand by for a Mark leaving the lunar sphere of influence.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

You're leaving the lunar sphere of influence. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Is Bill Shaffer down there?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Negative. But we've got a highly qualified team on in his stead.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. I wanted to hear him explain it again to the press conference.

Michael Collins (CMP)

That's old Apollo 8 junk, but tell him the spacecraft gave a little jump as it went through the …

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. I'll pass it on to him. Thanks a lot, and Dave Reed is sort of burying his head in his arms right now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Those guys down there in the press room did a pretty good job this morning.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

We don't want them to give up yet, though.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

No. They'll hang in there for about another 47 hours or so.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. If you're not busy now, I can read you up the morning news.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. We're all listening.