Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy all that, Neil. And we got an entry PAD if you're ready to copy. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Ready to copy. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger, Buzz. It's an entry PAD, MPL, starting with roll 05, 35—correction—359 152 001. GET 194 46 03 267, plus 1102, minus 17203, 068, NOUN 60, 36194 656 11894 36275 195 03 03 0027, NOUN 69, all four lines are NA. Picking up with D zero: 400 02 09. RET of blackout, 00 17 03 38 08 20. Sextant star, 02 0945 149. Boresight star is Scorpii theta, that's Scorpii theta. Up 315, right 35, lift vector up. And the comments: This entry PAD assumes no midcourse 6. And for your information, looking at it right now, based on all the tracking we got, that maneuver would only be a tenth of a foot per second. So, we'll probably skip it. We'll let you know more about that later. Okay. Your horizon check at EI minus 30 minutes, GET of 194 33 03, gives you a pitch angle of 298. Okay. The GDC, your backup align—Your set stars for the entry REFSMMAT are Deneb and Vega, 079 234 340. Standing by for your readback. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Lunar entry, MPL: 359 152 001 194 46 03 267, plus 1102, minus 17203 068 36194 656 11894 36275; 195 03 03 0027, four NA, 400 02 09 00 17 03 38 08 20 02 0945 149, Scorpii theta. Up 315, right 35, up. Assumes no MCC 6. Horizon at EI minus 30 194 33 03, and pitch 298. Set stars Deneb and Vega, 079 234 340. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Roger. Very good readback, Buzz, and for your communication setup for tonight's sleep, we'd like OMNI to OMNI. Stand by.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. If you didn't copy that, Buzz, it was a good readback on the PAD. We've got a clock update for you that we'll have to you as soon as we can get it out to the site. We're in the process of handing over to Honeysuckle, and it will be a couple of minutes. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. You want the computer to BLOCK?

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

We'll call you. You can stay BLOCK right now. We'll give you a call.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Would you please give us P00 and ACCEPT? We've got a clock update for you.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Go ahead, Charlie. We're P00 and ACCEPT.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

11, HOUSTON. We've got the load in. You can go back to BLOCK. Over.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And 11, Houston. One final thing. We'd like you to select your OMNI to OMNI, OMNI A to Bravo, high gain track to MANUAL, and beam WIDE. Your angles are 270 in yaw, pitch minus 50. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Fifty and minus 70.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

The angles, Buzz, were yaw 270, pitch minus 50. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. Yaw 270, pitch minus 50.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

And Apollo 11, it's good night from a sleepy White Team. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. Thank you very much. We're not as sleepy tonight as we were last night.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Yes. I guess you guys were pretty tired last night after that busy day.

Michael Collins (CMP)

That's affirmative. I couldn't even find the chlorine.

Charlie Duke (CAPCOM)

Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. Sorry to bother you, but we'd like to have you do a VERB 34 to get the NOUN 65 off of there. Over.

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Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Are you up and at them yet? Over.

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Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Well, we're up, at least, Owen.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Eyeballing my Magellanic clouds. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Got your signals loud and clear, here. How are things this morning? Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Loud and clear, 11.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Everything *** to be all right here. So far, we haven't been looking in the cockpit yet. We've been spending our time looking outside the cockpit. ***

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. You're breaking up just a little bit there, Neil. Your signals are loud but are breaking up occasionally. Your spacecraft all looks good here from the ground. We noticed you stirring around the cockpit and thought we'd give you a call. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We do have a few items for you here, entry PAD's, consumables, and so forth. After you've had a chance to get organized, whenever you're ready to start on a few of these items, why, we'll read them up to you. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Go ahead, Owen. I've got the book now. I'm ready to copy.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Okay, Buzz. On your flight plan items, a few updates first of all. We've cancelled midcourse number 6. Just remain—remain in PTC. I'll give you a little more time this morning. Second item on the flight plan is we're ready for a BATT B charge anytime you want to put it on the line; and third item, we'd like a waste water dump a little differently this time. We'd like to do it on our marks from the ground. The PTC is a little bit ragged, and we would like to make the water dump at a time which we think will hold it in its proper configuration, so it looks like we'll have a desirable opportunity coming along in—between 15 and 20 minutes. And on our mark, we would like to have a waste-water dump down to about 40 percent. I'll give you a more accurate level for the water dump a little later. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Roger. You must have stayed up all night figuring this one out.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Stand by just a moment here until we get out of the NO position on the antenna.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We're over on OMNI Delta now. I think we can read you better. Did you get all those first three items on your flight plan update? Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

I got midcourse correction cancelled; battery B charge and water dump on your call. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

That's right, Buzz; and the last item here, we do request that we do a P52, even though we're not doing midcourse correction; and we suggest you get to that after the waste water dump has been complete. We also have a state vector update for you, if you can give us P00 and ACCEPT. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. You have the DSKY now.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. We'll be sending that up, and I'll give you your consumables update now. It's—for a time of 170 hours, your RCS total is minus 3.5 percent, Alfa is minus 14.5, Bravo plus 7, Charlie minus 4.5, Delta minus 3; hydrogen total is minus 1, and your oxygen total is plus 24. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Copy those. And onboard readouts, D is 69, C is 73, D is—Let me start over again. Okay. A is 51 and B is 62; C is 63 and D is 59. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. Copy those, and we've checked them here on the ground, also. One correction to my last transmission. We would like that P52 prior to the waste water dump, which is coming up in about 30 minutes from now. Will that be possible? Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Oh, yes. We'll take care of that.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. And if you're ready for an entry PAD, I'll read that up to you now, also, 11.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Okay. Entry PAD is area MIDPAC: 359 153 001 194 46 03 267, plus 1102, minus 17203 067 36194 655 11875 36275 195 03 03 00 28; DL and VL, all four are not applicable; DO, 4 00 02 10 00 18 03 38 08 21 44 2932 380; boresight star is Scorpio Theta, up 314, right 34, lift vector up. Comments: Entry data assumes no midcourse maneuvers. Your earth entry: minus 30 minutes; horizon check, 194 plus 33 plus 03. Your pitch is 297. This assumes an entry REFSMMAT. Your GDC align stars are Deneb and Vega. Roll, pitch, yaw, 078, 233, 340. Read back. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. MIDPAC entry PAD: 359 153 001 194 46 03 267, plus 1102, minus 17203 067 36194 655 11875 36275 195 03 03 0028, DL and VL NA, 4 00 02 10 00 18 03 38 08 21 44 2932 380, Scorpii Delta—Scorpii Theta, up 314, right 34, up. No midcourse correction, horizon, TI minus 30, 194 33 03, pitch 297, Deneb and Vega, 078, 233, 340. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. That's Roger. Copy. 11, it's also your computer. You can go back to BLOCK.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger.

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Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay, Houston. The crew status report is 8 1/2, 7, and 8.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Roger, Neil. 8 1/2, 7, and 8 for your crew status.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Your P52 looks good here on the ground, and we are now estimating that water dump will occur along about 171 plus 40; and we'd like for you to dump to 45 percent. This should let you arrive at Earth interface with just about a full load of waste water. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Understand 171 40, approximately, 40 percent.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We'd like to advance the time on that water dump to about 171 plus 30 just after we reacquire on the next OMNI, and—as I mentioned, it'll be down to 45 percent—is the new quantity. Also, we're standing by for your CM RCS ejector temperature readout. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. I'm not certain you copied my last transmission, as we were just in the process of switching OMNI's. We'd like to advance the time on that water dump until about 5 minutes from now. And we'll give you a precise mark on the time to start the dump, and we are standing by for a readout on your CM RCS ejector temperatures. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay, Owen. We're standing by for your mark, and stand by for the readout.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Are you ready to copy ejector temperatures? I'll read them in volts.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. Go ahead, Mike.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. 2 4 is reading 4.7 volts, 2 5 is reading 4.8 volts, 1 2 is reading 4.8 volts, 1 4 is reading 4.8, 1 6 4.5, and 2 1 4.8. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Roger. Those—I got them all.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We're ready for you to start your waste water dump at this time. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. We show you —

Michael Collins (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. We've dumped to 45 percent, and we're stopping now. Do you concur?

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. I can read up your forecast weather for the recovery any time you'd like to hear about it. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. Present forecast shows acceptable conditions in your recovery area: 2000 foot scattered, high scattered, wind from 070 degrees, 13 knots, visibility 10 miles, and sea state about 4 feet. The forecast yesterday showed a tropical storm, Claudia, some 500 to 1000 miles east of Hawaii. The—the pictures from Earth satellites taken yesterday afternoon—afternoon showed Claudia dissipating, so this appears to be even less a factor than it was before. Your recovery area is now believed to be just a little ways north of the intertropical convergence zone, which you can probably see when you look out your windows there. Yesterday there was also a report of a tropical storm, Viola, further to the west. Its present location is some thousand miles east of the Phillipines and moving northwest. Tropical storm Viola has been intensifying, and should be transferred to the typhoon category within the next 12 hours or so; however, that will be far to your west. As a matter of fact, sunrise terminator has not yet reached Viola. When it does several hours from now, you can probably distinguish it from your viewpoint quite readily. As a matter of fact it should be of interest to perhaps take some pictures. Comment on it when you get a chance to see Viola in a few hours. So that's about the present weather state and situation for your recovery area. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

That sounds pretty good …

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We'd like to try operation with the high gain array here. If you would select reacquire and your S band antenna to HIGH GAIN, your positions are pitch plus 40 and yaw 270, and then monitor for acquisition. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

11, Houston. We're just now ready to switch from OMNI Delta over to your high gain antenna. Can you confirm that you have gone to REACQ? Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

That looks real good, Mike. Looks like we picked up about 30 dB on the signal strength.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Yes. It came in quite quickly. However, I'm showing about 240 yaw and about zero on pitch, now.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. About 240 and 0.

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Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Houston. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Just wanted to make sure you fellows hadn't gone back to sleep again. And I also have a little bit of late news here if you'd like to find out what's happened in the last 12—14 hours. Over.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Okey doke. Hot off the press here: We find Juan Carlos was formally designated yesterday—Tuesday—to become General Franco's successor—as the Chief of State of Spain and eventual King. Juan Carlos will be sworn in today as his successor designate after taking an oath of loyalty to the law and the National Movement, Spain's only legal political organization. He will apparently be called the Prince of Spain.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

House Ways and Means Committee also has agreed yesterday to tax changes affecting oil companies, also banks and utilities, which could add as much as 2 billion dollars per year to the federal revenue. The committee also voted tentatively to change the accounting procedures for telephone, electric, gas, and oil pipeline companies and to reduce tax benefits of mutual savings and loan institutions. So, it looks as if tax reform may be on the way.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Looking overseas, we find South Korea's first super highway, linking Seoul with the Port of Inchon, has been named the Apollo Highway to commemorate your trip. I think we mentioned last night that President Nixon has already started on his round the world trip, and today he is in San Francisco on his first stop which will take him to the U.S.S. Hornet, from which he'll watch the return of your spacecraft. He plans to visit seven nations including Rumania during this trip. He, as I think you also knew, had to miss the All Star baseball game yesterday, as it was rained out; but it is being played today.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

The West Coast residents in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, British Columbia; and San Francisco all plan to make their areas visible to the three of you by lighting their lights between 9 pm and midnight tonight, according to the Associated Press. We do have clear weather predicted there, so you may be able to see Christmas lights, porch lights, store lights, and whatever may be turned on.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

A little closer to home here, back in Memphis, Tennessee, a young lady who is presently tipping the scales at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was named “Module” by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lee McGhee. “It wasn't my idea.” said Mrs. McGhee, “It was my husband's.” She said she had balked at the name Lunar Module McGhee, because it didn't sound too good, but apparently they have compromised on just Module. Over.

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Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

Roger. Hear a few chuckles coming from that direction. And we do have a late report on the sports here also. The All Star game currently being played. The present score at the end of the fourth inning has the National League leading the American League by 9 to 3. So the hitters are having a good day, you can tell.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

And rain clouds are over the MSC area at the moment. It began raining here just about 10 minutes ago, and last report, we were having a pretty heavy deluge. So, that's it from the news front for the afternoon here, Apollo 11. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Thank you very much, Owen. I think my yard could use some water.

Owen Garriott (CAPCOM)

That's very true. I've forgotten exactly how many days it did go, Buzz, but something like 30 days without rain; and we can appreciate the rain we're getting right now.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

That was Neil. This is Buzz, here. I wish we could find out when the last time my lawn was cut. Over.