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_..t. INTRODUCTION
This is the transcription of the Apollo 8 flightcrew communications
as recorded onboard the spacecraft GatT~storage equipment (DSE), and
subsequently transmitted (dumped) to Manned Space Flight Network stations.
Magnetic tapes containing dumped voice and onboard recorded
ground elapsed time (GET) were forwarded to the NASA Manned Spacecraft
Center, Eouston, Texas. Transcription of these tap.es was managed by
David 5I.Goldenbaum, Test Division, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office,
to whom questions regarding this document should be referred.
The Apollo 8 mission was flown December 21 to 27, 1968.
Cnmmunicators in the text are identified as follows:
Commaud module:
CDR Commander Frank Bc_man
CMP , CommAnd module pilot james A. Lovell, Jr.
LMP Lunar module pilot William A. Anders
SC Unidenti fiable crewmember
Mission Control Center:
CC Capsule communicator (CAP COMM)
Remote sites:
CT Communications technician (CO_D4TECH)
AB1 Airboss 1 (Recovery aircraft)
RI, R2, R3 Recovery 1, 2, 3 (Recovery helicopters)
YORK USS Yorktown
In the text, a series of three dots (…) is used to designate
those portions of the comn,:uicationswhich could not be transcribed because
of garbling. One dash (-) is used to indicate a speaker’s pause
or a self-interruption. Two dashes (- -) are used to indicate an interruption
by another speaker or a point at which a recordin 6 was abruptly
terminated.
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O0 O0 22 42 CDR Roger. Thank you, Houston; Apollo 8 …
O0 O0 22 k7 CDR Okay, going to close on A.
O0 O0 22 50 CMP Okay, Just give it a real small flip.
O000 22 5_ _ Is that why we’ve got that MASTER ALARM?
O000 22 57 CDR Okay, I’m – –
O000 22 59 CC Apollo 8, Houston. You have the tape recorder,
LOW bit rate. Over.
00 O0 23 02 CDR Th_nk you.
O0 00 23 Oh LMP Okay, ye’re go; it.
00 00 23 05 CC You’re welcome.
00. O0 23 06 CMP Okay, _ERGENCY CABIN PRESSURE number 2 on the … test.
O0 O0 23 10 ENP Hit it.
00 O0 23 1_ CDR It’s ON here.
i O0 O0 23 15 LMP Got it. That’s good.
00 O0 23 17 CDR You got it?
00 O0 23 18 _Z4P That’s good.
00 O0 23 19 CDR Okay.
00 O0 23 20 LMP Okay, this is a tape recorder test: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. And for
the record, when we put the radiator to FLOW, the
GLYCOL DISCHARGE PRESSURF dropped. Boy, it’s way
… down there now, something’s fishy.
__.. __._ O0 O0 23.40 CDR _hat’s wu_ong?
O0 O0 23 44 LMP Apparently, we’re getting the GLYCOL DISCHARGE
PRESSU?_ _ay down.
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t % ‘ 00 00 23 51 CDR Oh? What was wrong?
00 00 23 52 LM_ Wait awhile; it’s the glycol pump.
00 00 23 53 CDR Huh?
00 00 23 58 CDR You lost the glycol pump? °
00 O0 24 O0 LMP Guess so.
00 00 24 02 CMP Well, take a look; are we in PRI24ARY?
00 00 24 08 I24P Discharge pressure?
00 00 24 10 CDR Not yet.
·00 O0 24 i1 CMP Huh?
O0 O0 24 12 I/4P You were – Oh, we’re in SECONDARY. That:s okay.
00 00 24 14 CDR It looks to me like it’s picked up here.
00 00 24 16 _ Okay.
00 O0 24 17 LMP Yes.
00 00 24 19 CMP Okay, what else do you want here?
00 00 24 20 LMP It’s okay.
00 00 24 24 I_ Okay, – –
00 00 24 26 CMP Secondamy radiator leak check?
t O0 O0 24 27 LMP I’m ready this time (laughter). It’s secondary … –
I’m not going over, there.
00 00 24 38 CMP Okay, – –
0O 00 24 39 LMP Okay, Jim.
00 O0 24 40 CML> – – the pressure’s okeJ?,
00 00 24 _2 CMP What do you want to do? The secondary glycol radiator?
00 00 24 4_ Lv_ The second – let her flow.
(_i O0 00 2_ _5 CMP Well, wait a second; I’m not under the couch yet.
O0 00 2_ 48 LMP Okay, why don’t you get underneath there, Jim, and
give Frank a hand when you have a choice?
O0 O0 2_ 52 CMP Well, how about let’s take off our gloves and helmets,
huh?
oo oo 2b,54 _ o_y.
_ O0 00 24 55 CDR Yes.
00 00 2_ 56 CMP I mean, let’s get comfortable. This is going to be a
long trip.
O0 00 24 59 CDR You got – have you got the bags?
00-00 25 01 CMP I’ll get them.
O0 00 25 02 LMP I’ll ge’t them right now.
O0 00 25 19 LqP Okay, you want to get – CABIN AIR P_’I’ffRNvalve, ON.
O0 O0 25 23 CDR Stand by; wait until I get my glove off.
_ O0 00 25 32 CDR CABIN AIR RETURN valve is OPEN.
O0 00 25 38 CDR Okay?
O0 00 25 40 LMP Okay.
OO 00 25 41 CMP Gentlemen.
O000 25 44 CDR Thank you.
O0 O0 25 45 LMP Storage.
O0 00 25 50 CMP That’s the gloves.
130 O0 25 57 CDR How’s the cabin pressure, Bill?
O0 O0 25 59 _ Cabin pressure is holding good, Frank.
O0 O0 26 O0 CDR Okay.
O0 00 27 15 IMP You want the other bag there, Jim?
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_, O0 O0 27 19 C_ Let me see, I’m missing, one bag here.
00 00 27 31 CMP Wait 1.
00 O0 27 48 CDR Here you are.
00 00 27 52 CDR Okay, you say you’ve got the EA_PS power verifications
in, Bill?
O0 O0 27 56 I_P Yes, sir.
00 00 27 57 CDR ECS monitor check?
00 00 27 59 LMP Yes.
00 O0 28 O0 CMP There is only -Oh, here it is.
00 00 28 07 LMP Hey, it’s like sitting on an ice rink, isn’t it?
00 O0 28 08 CDR Yes. SPS, Bill.
00 O0 28 11 LMP SPS is ro,_ghly the same as it was. Got that one?
i 00 00 28 13 CDR TLI.
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00 O0 28 18 CDR Okay.
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00 00 28 32 CNP Okay, we can breathe a little bit, hear a little
bit more, huh?
00 00 28 3h CDR Yes, that was Quite a ride, wasn’t it?
00 00 28 36 C_ Yes.
00 00 28 37 LMP Man, that felt like that I-C was ]_ke an old freight
train.
00 00 28 43 CMP It is an old freiEht train, pal. It really goes.
00 00 29 31 CDR What’s that noise?
00 O0 29 32 CMP That’s me; I’m into the fan area.
00 00 29 42 CDR Why don’t we turn those fans off? We don’t need
them, do we?
· 00 00 29 52 CMP Okay, let’s continue on with the checklist.
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} ?[_ O0 00 29 59 CM[P Okay, seconds_ radiator leak check, huh? [}. 00 0O 30 02 LMP Confirmed.
00 00 30 O_ _ Let me get out my fuel.
00 00 30 09 LMP Okay, we are in POWER, manual 1: primary water,
AUTO – okay.
O0 O0 30 26 CMP Is she holding us in the proper attitude?
O0 00 30 28 CDR Yes. I don’t have the ORDEAL out yet; I can’t tell,
hut _t looks real good.
00 00 30 33 CMP Okay, notify I_P when ready to commence.
00 O0 30 35 I/4P I’m rea_V.
00 00 30 36 CMP Secondary glycol to radiator valve, NORMAL.
O0 00 30 _0 LMP Okay, Just give me a buzz when you’re – Yes, you’re
good.
00 00 30 H3 CDR You got your 278 circuit breaker 1 and 2, OPEN, Bill?
OO 00 30 _ LMP No, I’ll go get it.
00 00 30 _5 CDR Good show.
00 00 30 148 LMP … system coming up.
00 00 30 _9 CDR Rub?
00 00 30 50 LMP They’re OFF.
00 00 30 52 CDR Okay.
O0 O0 30 55 LMP You’re doing the radiator leak now, huh?
O0 Q0 30 57 CMP Okay – –
O0 O0 30 59 L_P Have you got the radiator’s talkbaek gray? Are you
ready, Jim?
O0 00 31 O1 CMP All set whenever you are.
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_ 00 00 31 03 LMP Okay, hit it. Everything is normal. Don’t drop,
you mother. Looking good. Hold it for a little
while longer.
· 00 O0 31 22 LMP Okay, let’s go, Jim.
00 00 31 25 CMP Going to BYPASS.
00 00 31 26 LMP GO back to BYPASS. Good show.
00 00 31 29 CMP Okay. Frank?
00 00 31 30 CDR Yes.
00 00 31 31 CMP You want the ORDEAL?.
00 O0 31 32 CDR Yes. _-
00 00 31 36 LMP Okay, troops, I’m switching the other compressors.
00 00 31 39 CMP Here you go.
00 00 31 20 IMP I’m starting the redundant component check.
00 00 31 25 CDR Thank you, Bill.
_: 00 O0 31 26 CMP Bill, let me take out the w_re; it’s easier on it.
00 00 31 _7 LMP Alright.
00 O0 31 29 CMP Okay. J
00 00 31 53 CMP Now, do you want the – What else do you want?
00 00 31 57 CDR Well, you’ve got to get the c__merabracket out for
Bill.
00 00 31 59 CDR Can we – let’s see, can we – ‘What are you doing, Bill?
00 00· 32 0h LMP I Just tquit checking the compressor. I’m doing the
redundant components check.
O0 00 32 16 L_5_ OKay, secondary glycol pump is ON.
00 00 32 20 CDR Can you get that OP_DFJtLwire in that thing do_n
there, Jim?
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._$ 00 O0 32 23 CMP Yes.
00 O0 32 26 LMP Okay, secondary coolant loop’s going to EVAP.
00 00 32 32 CMP How’s that?
O0 00 32 37 LMP Oh, you sweet little mother.
O0 O0 32 39 _ Is that okay?
00 00 32 40 CDR Yes.
00 00 32 42 CMP Okay.
00 00 32 50 LMP Secondary EVAP has stabilized.
O0 O0 33 O0 CMP Camera bracket.
00 O0 33 03 LMP Thank you. That’s Frank’s.
00 00 33 08 CDR Huh?
00 00 33 10 LMP That’s the long one.
00 O0 33 11 CDR What are you doing?
00 00 33 13 CMP Drinking water.
00 00 33 14 /34P I’m not sure, but it sure looks like the long one.
O0 00 33 17 CDR Just make sure we get the right one.
00 00’33 18 LMP Well, we’ll get the other one.
O0 O0 33 22 CDR Jim, where’s the other camera bracket?
00 00 33 24 CMP Well, there’s – I_ only saw the one in there; I may
he wrong …
00 00 33 28 IMP Yes, this is yours, Frank. You want to stick it up
here?
O0 00 33 30 CDR I don’t want mine up here _rl the time.
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_J ’00 00 33 33 CMP The water’s OFF.
O0 O0 33 35 CDR Okay.
O0 O0 33 36 CAP You might try the drinking waten before we leave on
TLI, too, by the way.
OO O0 33 39 D4P We can get it out over Hawaii.
O0 O0 33 _0 CDR Hey, I don’t want this thing up here; it’s going to
Just be in my way. You sure this isn’t yours?
O0 O0 33 _6 LMP I’Ll stick it up until we get another one.
OO O0 33 h8 CMP Should I wait for another one?
OO O0 33 50 CDR Yes.
OO O0 33 52 CMP Well, is there another camera bracket? How many
camera brackets in that – that -?
OO O0 33 55 CDR I thought there were two in there.
OO 00 33 57 IMP I d3d, too.
OO 00 34 00 CDR That’s the best we’re going to ge%.
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OO OO 3_ 02 I_P Okay, I’m going to secure the secondary evaporator.
_ OO O0 3_ 05 CDR Jim, are you – You’re not using the computer now,
are you?
_i O0 O0 34 08 _ It can go.
I O0 O0 34 09 CDR Can I use a VERB 83? O0 O0 ]4 10 CMP Yes. Yes. )
O0 O0 34 29 CMP Okay.
O0 O0 3__4 37,?. CMP Okay, I want to Jettison the covers.
O0 O0 34 49 CMP Now, I’ll unstow the cameras.
O0 O0 34 51 L_[P I keep looking around here; I won’t see it again.
· We’ve got a Mada_a – What’s this coming up?
Madagascar or what?
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O0 O0 3h 59 CDR Yes.
O0 O0 35 03 CDR Okay.
OO O0 35 06 C2(P Buzz has my eye patch.
O0 O0 35 13 I_P Okay, EVAP’s going OFF.
O0 O0 35 lh CMP (singing)
O0 O0 35 18 LMP SECONDARY PUMP, going OFF.
OO O0 35 19 CMP (Singing)
O0 00 35 2h I_ ECS indicator’s PRIMARY.
O0 O0 35 25 CDR You got the redundant components checked, Bill?
O0 O0 35 27 I_IP Checked, and we passed.
O0 00 35 31 CDR You got the fuel cells purge check?
O0 O0 35 33 _ Huh?
I O0 O0 35 3h CDR Does the fuel cell purge – –
I OO O0 35 35 INMP I haven’t got that yet.
O000 0000 3355 395_ _CDR WeYoushould want tobechgetting eck me -offgetting here? over Tananarive.
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OO 00 35 55 CDR Yes, I’d – I’d like to.
f 00 O0 35 57 LMP Okay, I’ve done EPS periodic verification.
! ’00 O0 36 O1 CDR Good enough. Alright.
O0 O0 36 O_ _ ECS monitoring.
O0 00 36 06 .CDR Alright.
O0 O0 36 08 LMP SPS monitoring.
O0 O0 36 12 CDR Okay.
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00 00 36 13 LMP ECS redundant components. I’m ready to go on fuel
cell purge.
00 00 36 17 OMP (Singing)
00 00 36 18 IMP Purge line heater has been ON. Stand by for a
MASTER ALAP_. Purging fuel 6ell 1, H2.
00 O0 36 30 I_P That it?
00 00 36 31 CDR Yes.
i 00 O0 36 32 LMP 02 . 00 O0 36 37 IMP Okay.
0000 O000 3636 39_1 CDR LMP Probably I didn’t wogetn’ta high … H2,…stoo tandwell by. – –
00 O0 CDR Yes.
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00 O0 36 h6 I_MP Okay, Okay.
_ 00 00 36 51 CMP How’s _ERB 83 looking?
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I 00 O0 36 53 IMP That it?
I 00 00 36 5h CDR Perfect.
I O0 00.36 55 LMP Fuel cell 3 – –
I O0 O0 36 56 CMP Ooooh! (Yawu)’
O0 O0 36 57 IMP – – Stand by.
O0 O0 37 00 LMP Okay. Okay.
O0 O0 37 06 CMP Drinking water supply is ON.
00 O0 37 08 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Over.
00 00 37 09 CMP I’ll unstow the covered cameras here, but first let
me get the dust covers jettisoned. Okay?
00 O0 37 13 CDR Okay.
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_-! O0 GO 37 14 L_ Purge – purge check is complete, fuel cell line
beaters are OFF.
00 00 37 18 CDR Houstou, Apollo 8. How do you read?
00 00 37 22 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Reading you weak, but clear. How me?
00 00 37 25 CDR You’re loud and clear, Mike. Everything seems to be
go_g very well.
00 00 37 31 CC okay, everything looks real good here on the ground
with both vehicles. We still have you 103 by 99 on
‘your orbit from our low-speed data, and everything’s
loo_ng very good. Over.
00 00 37 41 CDR Roger. Th-nk you.
00 00 37 42 CMP GaN OPTICS POWER, going ON.
00 00 37 45 CDR Well, do you want me to get out of VERB 83?
O0 O0 37 47 CMP No, you are okay.
00 00 37 49 CDR When are you going to unstow the camera? –
00 00 37 51 C_P As soon as I get this thing done.
I O0 00 37 53 CMP Okay, OPTICS COUPLING, DIRECT – DIRECT – The speed
i is MVGH. Okay, here we go, gentlemen.
_ 00 00 38 02 CMP I’= not going to look into them for a while.
O0 O0 38 12 CDR Okay, 1 minute.
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_ O0 00 38 18 CMP … I still think it’s still kind of chilly in here.
! 00 00 38 2_ LMP They OFF, Jim?
! 00 00 38 29 CMP Yes, I guess so. Oh, I see a whole bunch of stuff –
Oh, here we go.
00 00 38 33 LMP They both OFF?
O0 00 38 36 CMP Yes, I – I guess I was just looking at the –
‘ O0 00 38 40 LMP It’s blacker than pitch out there, remember, i
O0 O0 38 43 CMP Boy, everytime I – Why? Is it _-rk out?
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0000 38 47 LMP Yes, you’re looking up into pretty much blackness.
00 O0 38 h9 CMP Everytime I move the thing, I got a whole bunch of –
of sparks, or you know, not sparks, but – –
O0 O0 38 5h IRP Did they go?
O0 O0 38 56 CMP I guess, I can’t see – –
O0 00 38 57 LMP If you can see the glitter, you got – you’ve got it.
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O0 O0 39 03 IMP Turn the lights down?
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t O0 0039 Oh CDR Where’s the other camera bracket, I wonder?
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f O000 39 0g _ I don’t know; I’ve always expected that other one to
come out of there.
I OO O0 39 13 CDR Listen, don’t we have a stowage list in the back of
! the checklist?
00 OO 39 17 IMP That’s what I am looking for, but I can’t find it.
00 O0 39 23 CMP Okay, can I go into a 16917
00 O0 39 27 CDR Yes. Go back to PO0 first, Jim.
00 O0 39 29 CMP Yes. Yes, I’ll Just skip that. Proceed.
OO O0 39 53 LMP Do you have Tananarive?
_ O0 O0 39 56 CDR Yes, we had them when we took the film.
OO O0 hO 00 LMP Did Jim doublecheck to make sure that wasn’t in there?
OO OO hO 03 CDR What’s that?
O0 O0 40 04 IRP That other camera bracket.
O0 O0 40 05 OMB No, I haven’t doublechecked yet.
O0 O0 _0 07 CMP I don’t see anything – –
O0 ’60’_0.09 LMP – – We can handle that.
O0 O0 _’01i CDR What did you say, Jim?
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O0 00 40 12 CMP I don’t see anything in the sextant.
O0 O0 40 15 CDR You don’t?
O0 00 40 16 CMP No.
O0 00 40 22 CMP Now this thing’s a%l the way.
00 00 40 27 CMP I heard something then.
O0 O0 40 30 LMP I’m flipping s_-itches, and –
O0 00 40 40 CMP I thought I’d see something in the sextant.
O0 00 40 50 CDR Can you see out of the telescope?
O0 00 40 57 CMP Yes, ye_, yes, I sure do.
O0 00 41 03 LMP Why don’t you see if we can get the camera stuff
unstowed before you go into darkness?
i O0 00 41 08 CMP Okay.
O0 00 41 12 LMP Those cameras and that other Junk.
O0 O0 41 15 CMP I – I see something in here. I thought maybe I could
maybe get it into the sextant to see better.
00 00 41 21 LMP You’re going to be doing that alignment, that P52.
00 00 41 25 CMP Well, okay. I’m Just doublechecking.
O0 00 41 32 CMP I think I see something floating.
O0 00 41 38 CC Apollo 8, Houston. ‘_ .
O0 00 41 40 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
O0 00 41 42 CC We have 1 minute to LOS Tananarive. We’ll see you
again over Carnarvon at 52:09. Over.
O0 00 41 51 CDR Roger. We do have the optics covers Jettisoned. It
appears everything seems to be going fine.
· O0 00 41 57 CC Roger; optics cover jettisoned.. Th_nk you.
O0 00 42 O1 CLMP Okay. B3 is what I have r_ght here.
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00 00 42 29 CMP Okay. You want the 16-m/llimeter camera, right?
00 00 42 31 CDR Yes, here.
00 00 42 33 CMP Right now; I’ll Just give you all these little
goodies right now.
00 O0 42 38 LMP Okay, if Frank can hold it and hand it up to me –
00 00 42 42 CDR What do you want?
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00 00 42 44 LMP The 16-millimeter camera and the 18-millimeter lens?
00 00 42 50 CDR Okay, this is the 16-millimeter camera. You got the
right kind of film in there? C-EX, ASA 60 – –
00 O0 42 54 CMP C-EX? That right?
00 00 42 55 IRP Jim, you ca_uhead underneath and get that spotmeter.
00 00 42 57 C_ Okay.
00 O0 42 59 CDR 18-millimeter lens, and you need a mirror?
OO O0 43 O1 IRP Yes, I guess.
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i oo oo 43 03 CDR Huh?
! 00 00 43 04 LMP Yes, but I don’t – I’m not sure it’s going to fit on
I _his – on this bracket here. I don’t think it will.
O0 O0 43 10 CMP Where have we got the spotmeter located here? I
00 O0 43 12 CDR Right in here. Can I help you with it?
00 O0 43 15 I24P Way under there?
O0 O0 43 26 CDR And is this the 75-millimeter magazine camera you
want here?
00 O0 43 33 LMP That’s all I can get now.
O0 00 43 37 IA[F Do you see it in there, Jim?
O0 00 43 39 C_L_ No, I’ll look for it. I – I might see it if I
kind of look for it.
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O0 00 43 43 LMP Can you hang on to that one for a second, Frank?
Okay, we’ve got the –
O0 00 43 50 CMP Yes, here it comes up here.
O0 O0 43 52 I_P Alright.
O0 00 43 53 LMP Which way?
O0 00 43 54 CMP This way; to your right. Anything else down here?
O0 O0 44 00 CDR Nope.
O0 O0 44 01 LMP We need that other camera bracket. Let’s put this
one back.
O0 00 44 03 CDR We sure do.
O0 00 44 06 CMP How about going into your – into the stowage list
and find out where it is. I haven’t – –
OO 00 44 09 LMP I can’t seem to find the stowage list, either.
O0 00 44 12 CDR Maybe that’s in your section.
O0 00 44 14 CMP It’s in the flight plan.
O0 00 44 16 LMP No, this one won’t work. We’re going to have to
use the other one.
O0 00 44 18 CDR What one won’t work?
O0 O0 44 19 L_ This camera bracket.
O0 00 44 20 CDR Oh.
O0 O0 44 24 CDR Maybe you want to put the – _nis is all you need
right here now, isn’t it, Bill? You want to put
that back? Here, I’ll hold your checklist.
O0 00 44 33 CDR I thought we had on_%of those stowage lists in the
back of your checklist.
00 00 44 35 L_ Okay, I need camera number 2 with a 80-millimeter
lens and some C film in it.
O0 00 44 40 C_,_ You’ve got it, haven’t you?
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O0 00 44 42 CDR Camera 2, magazine A, C film; right here.
_-_ O0 O0 44 52 C’MP (Singing)
O0 00 44 56 L_ Coming up on darkness.
O0 O0 l_b, 57 CMP (Singing)
O0 O0 44 59 CDR Yes, Jim, you’d better start getting ready for the
first eclipse.
O0 O0 45 02 C’MP Okay.
O0 0O 45 13 IRP You couldn’t check that camera bracket real quick, Jim?
/ O0 O0 45 16 CMP I’ll look in here.
O0 O0 45 18 LF_ Okay.
O0 O0 45 22 CDR 7D-millimeter camera; you got all that. You got
the spotmeter too, please, Bill?
O0 O0 h5 25 L_P I do. I’ve got everything I need except that bracket.
·.. This is a good enough place to keep it.
O0 O0 45 40 CMP (Singing)
· t OO O0 45 43 CDR Do you need your checklist, Jim? Here I’ll give it back.
f O0 O0 45 45 CMP Well, I’ll be darned …. l_t
00 O0 45 50 CDR Wait a minute.
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, O0 O0 45 52 CMP Thank you.
ii., O0 O0 45 53 CDR Well, it doesn’t make it that far for TLI.
i
! O0 O0 46 12 CDR Okay, we’re right up there.
i O0 O0 46 14 C_[P Row are we doing?
O0 O0 46 16 CDR We’re doing fine. We Should be getting there. Ail
we need is that other camera bracket.
O0 O0 46 26 CMP I’m warm now. How about you?
00 O0 46 27 CDR I’m hot.
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00 O0 46 28 L_ _n, I’m cold still.
00 00 _6 50 LMP Boy, is this …! Hey, don’t let me forget about
this camera, when we light off here. It’s spread
,11 over the place.
00 O0 46 56 CMP Hey, that’s right. .{
i
O0 O0 _7 18 CMP I hope I can see something out of here soon.
00 O0 47 20 CDR How’s the cabin pressure?
00 O0 47 22 LMP It has kind of eased down a little bit.
00 O0 47 27 CDR What are you doing, Jim? I
00 00 47 29 CMP I’m okay. I’m Just getting this all put together here.
00 00 47 33 CDR Do you want me to read off anything to you – from
the checklist? Form a checklist, maybe?
00 O0 47 38 CMl° I’ve got the P52 realign. You might kind of
doublecheck me on it; maybe – I’m here and I’m
going to turn down the floodlights and get – get
i ‘- my eye adapted here, because I don’t see schmatz
out there right now.
00 00 47 55 CDR Hope it hasn’t clouded up …
O0 00 _7 58 C_K_ Frank, I sure hope you’re right.
OO 00 48 06 CDR A!right, CM – do not key VERB 82. Do you want to
go – start right from scratch with P00?
O0 00 48 13 CMP Yes, okay. I’m going to bring this optics toward zero.
00 00 48 18 CDR CMC, ON; ISS is ON; PSS is – SCS is operating; _MAG’s,
three, are RATE 2 – G&N PO_R OPTICS, ON? Jim?
00 00 _8 29 CMP G&N POWER OPTICS are ON.
00 00 48 31 CDR CMC is FREE; OPTICS MODE, ZERO.
G0 00 _8 36 CMP Okay, stand by. I am going to go – I’m driving _t
‘ to zero …
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00 00 48 48 CMP Uh – oh, the trunnion won’t go any farther ths_ –
45, and –
00 00 48 58 CDR Need the lights down a little bit, Jim?
00 00 49 03 CMP Now, it’s Just SCS. Okay, I can see. Okay, I’m
going to go to zero. I don’t think – It must be
going to zero.
00 O0 49 35 CMP Okay, that looks good …. Okay, I think I see something
out there now.
00 00 49 44 CDR You got the OPTIC MODE to zero?
00 00 49 46 CMP Yes.
00 00 49 47 CDR OPTIC MODE, CMC.
00 00 49 48 CMP OPTIC MODE, CMC.
00 O0 49 51 CDR What are you doing now?
00 00 49 52 CMP Okay, I’ll go – I’ll go to PO0 right now.
00 00 49 58 CMP That’s what you get with the burn.
00 00 50 00 CDR Okay.
00 00 50 01 CMP And by the way, we used VERB 66 at the end of our burn.
$
00 00 50 07 CDR We did?
t
00 00 50 08 C_ That’s affirmative.
00 00 50 12 CDR Hey, are you going to 52, now?
00 00 50 14 CMP Well, are we dark or light out there?
00 00 50 17 CDR Well, you ought to be able to get it even in lig_ht.
It’s getting dark now.
00 O0 50 20 C_ Okay. Well, I wa-ut to make sure we got a good one.
00 O0 50 22 CMP Okay, VERB 37, _TER; 52, ENTER. You want a
, REFS_IAT option?
00 00 50 132 C_ VERB 22, ENTER; 3, E]_TER- –
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00 00 50 38 LMP There’s a couple of nice stars out here.
00 00 50 40 CMP – – ENTER. Okay. All set, gentlemen?
O0 00 50 44 CDR Yes. °
00 00 50 46 LMP Hey, there’s a bunch of stuff flying off this thing.
00 00 50 47 _4P I know; that’s what I was afraid of.
O0 00 50 50 LMP Real bright – I wonder why they’re so bright?
r
I 00 00 50 52 CDR The sun’s shining.
I ·
O0 O0 50 54 LMP _2e we – We’re boiling?
00 00 50 55 CDR Is the sun shining, really?
1 00 00 50 56 CDR Yes, look here, I got sun in it.
00 00 50 58 LMP Oh Christ (laughter), I thought it was nighttime over
here !
00 00 51 01 LMP I can see a lot of stars over on this side.
00 00 51 06 CDR What are you doing, Jim?
00 00 51 07 CMP Well, I’m getting the optics adjusted here.
00 00 51 09 CDR Yes, they make you – –
U
00 00 51 l0 CMP Okay, 06; 06 is what? 06 is Acamar. Worst star in
‘the world for me to look at! Oh, I’m getting more
stars now.
00 OO 51 22 CMP Okay, here we go, gentlemen.
O0 O0 51 24 LMP You got a real bright star – –
· O0 O0 51 26 CMP Zero off, right?
O0 O0 51 27 CDR Yes.
O0 00 51 28 Ibp Real bright star – star like – –
00 00 51 30 C_SP Zero off.
00 00 51 3] CD._ CMC; 6?t_c _._od:,_,-:c,u_db,_,C_,:3.
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O0 00 51 34 CMP CMC? Oh, to C, huh?
00 00 51 49 C_ Holy cow!
O0 00 51 50 CDR Any luck? ° ·
dO 00 51 57 CMP Well, it stopped by a star. The star’s out, but
I don’t know what it is, though.
00 00 52 01 CDR Can you see it through the telescope?
O0 00 52 03 CMP Yes. It seems to look like – Okay, I,m going to go
to RESOLVE – LOW, and MANUAL.
00 00 52 31 C_ CMC; proceed; Spica’s the one i want; proceed; okay;
15, that’s Sirius.
O0 00 52 41 CDR We there yet?
00 00 52 43 CMP Yes, proceeding.
00 00 52 45 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
00 00 52 48 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8. You’re loud and clear.
00 00 52 51 CC Roger; you’re loud and clear over Carnarvon. We’d
I like to take the DSE away from you for a second.
j O0 O0 52 55 _ Go.
t
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A 00 00 52 56 CDR Roger; go ahead.
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I O0 O0 53 O0 CC Thank you.
O0 O1 04 32 I_P Roger; 01:28:13. Thank you.
O0 O10_ 36 CMP (Singing)
O0 O1 04 37 CC We are giving the DSE back to you, Apollo 8.
O0 01 04 40 _ Roger, thank you;
00 01 05 00 C_ Okay, what I can do is put this camera bracket –
Now about putting it in your temporary stowage bag,
Bill?
O0 O] 05 09 LMP H_atever you want. Has anybody seen the – Oh_
there it is.
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_i 00 O1 05 18 C_5_ Okay, who’s got – You got my TLI checklist, don’t
you, Bill? Or Frank? Oh, I got it. Now, everyone
a flight plan out?
OO O1 05 33 CDR Okay, …
00 01 05 37 CMP Or do you want to wait until after TLI?
OO O1 05 _O IMP Okay, S-band volume, down. I’m doing – I’m doing
the – the – this check.
O0 O1 06 10 CMP That booster was quite a ride. I’m still impressed.
OO O1 06 18 CMP I was a tittle worried at that pogo there on the
second stage – something we didn’t expect.
OO O1 06 53 CMP (Singing)
O0 O1 07 00 CMP Anyone want me down here for anything else?
OO O1 07 10 C_P Well, I’m going to get prepared to get back in.
O0 O1 07 20 CDR You going to get that data up?
00 01 07 22 C_,_ You want the data now, or do you want to do the TLI
checklist ?
OO O1 07 25 CDR Data box.
O0 O1 07 27 C_P You want the data box now, or do you want to wait to TLI?
O0 O1 07 3_ CDR … be happy. He didn’t have the systems book manual.
O0 O1 07 39 CDR We ought to get those cards, too, Jim.
O0 O1 07 _5 C_ Well, I hate to keep all these hoses around here,
… after TLI.
I 00 O1 08 _3 CDR Okay. A 5-degree difference between –
O0 O1 09 25 CDR …
O0 01 09 28 I_ You mean you need it again?
O0 O1 09 30 CDR Not unless you w’_nt to.
‘ OO O1 09 55 C_._ Now, let me see. I don’t know whether we need these
lights on or not.
OO O1 09 59 LMP Let me have _-B in the SYSTEm,S TEST, will you, Jim?
O0 01 10 03 CMP I_-B?
00 O1 10 Ok LMP Yes, roughly.
00 O1 10 05 C_ Okay.
O0 O1 10 08 LMP You can go ahead and turn it OFF.
00 01 l0 26 CDR You want to hand me that metal box, Jim, as soon
as you finish?
00 O1 10 33 LMP It will be a lot more convenient when we can all
get undone.
00 O1 10 37 CM_ Yes, you want it?
O0 O1 10 38 CDR Not really, hut …
OO O1 10 h6 C_ Gentlemen.
O0 01 10 _7 CDR … BIOM_D around me. They’ve been looking at me
all the time.
OO 01 10 53 CMP Would you believe that I think I see little gullies
, here?
00 O1 10 56 LMP Huh?
! 00 01 10 59 ‘ CDR Where do we go, to the CENTER or what? Must be
‘ somebody else.
i 00 O1 i! O1 I24P Maybe they didn’t want the – Where’s the …?
00 O1 11 04 CMP They had me for the whole preflight.
00 O1 11 11 LS[P You’re not going to be able to write on that dump
list, are you?
00 O1 tl 1_ 6%5° Well, we’ll see.
O0 O1 11 15 CDR Hey, you got that metal box?
00 O1 11 17 CMP Coming.
O0 O1 11 18 CDR You got a … down there.
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O0 O1 11 24 CMP Well, that’s a problem. I can’t help that.
O0 O1 11 44 CDR Don’t look at me on that.
OO O1 11 h8 _ You beginning to see a little horizon against the
moon there?
O0 01 ll 52 CMP …
00 O1 11 54 LMP Yes, you can see that. It would be good if we had
that for retro, wouldn’t it? Entry, I mean. The
thing is, we …
O0 01 12 06 I34P You want to make any comments about the boost part,
if you get time to do it?
00 O1 12 12 CDR Okay.
O0 01 12 14 LMP Make them good and loud and clear; make sure
ever_thing’ s – –
00 O1 12 15 CDR Are we on there now?
O0 01 12 16 LMP Yes.
O0 01 12 17 CDR Alright, the boost – –
O0 O1 12 19 CMP Metal box.
00 O1 12 20 CDR Stand by.
00 O1 12 30 CDR I can’t see where this thing goes in down there.
You’ll have to help me, Jim. Yougot a flashlight?
OO O1 12 38 LMP Here you go.
O0 O1 12 40 CDR I can’t get it, but I think it’s supposed to fit
the bottom one here. Okay.
O0 01 12 44 CMP Down below?
00 O1 12 45 CDR Yes. Down here. See? I – that thiDg figs in
underneath here and I can’t – –
00 01 12 54 CMP I_ll put my feet over here. e
O0 01 12 57 CDR We’ll get those little things to st_ck in those
ring_ down there. You sec-what I m_’an?
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” 00 01 13 05 CMP I can’t get down there, yet. I don’t know where I am.
00 01 13 11 CMP Okay, where are we?
00 01 13 13 CDR Those little holes in the – those little things that –
see the holes into the wall?
00 01 13 20 CMP Is it over here?
00 01 13 9_2 CDR No, no, right –
00 01 13 22 CMP Oh, it’s over here. Okay.
00 01 13 25 CDR No, it should be right –
00 01 13 26 CMP I got one. Right here. Twist a little bit.
00 01 13 30 CDR Okay. i
O0 01 13 32 C_L° There’s one. Now let’s get the other one.
O0 01 13 37 CMP Oh, shoot!
%
00 01 13 38 CDR What was that?
00 01 13 _0 C_5° My life Jacket.
00 01 13 2t CDR (Laughter) No kidding?
00 01 13 25 CMP It hooked on the tank here. It flicked up.
00 O1 13 52 CDR Is it blowing up?
, 00 01 13 53 CMP It’s too early.
00 01 13 57 LMP Why don’% you take it off and give it to me, and
I I’ll try to take it apart while you watch the panel.
60 01 12 05 LMP Lovell Just caught his lifevest on Frank’s strut.
O0 O1 12 lh CMP It’s hard to get off, too.
00 O1 14 17 I_P That’s CO in there?
00 01 14 18 C_ Yes, C02.
O0 O1 14 19 LMP ‘ CO2 ?
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*’ O0 O1 14 21 CMP Yes. I think we ought to Just leave the lifevest
Just the way it is.
O0 O1 14 23 LMP Tell you what we’ll do: we’ll dump it out with the
‘vacuum cleaner over the side there, why don’t we.
O0 O1 14 28 CMP Put it right back here.
O0 O1 14 30 CMP Okay.
00 O1 14 32 _ Hey, that power looks low.
00 O1 14 40 CDR Yes, turn it off, Jim.
O0 O1 14 47 CMP Okay, – –
O0 01 14 48 I24P Why don’t you put it up in the spout?
O0 O1 14 52 CDR I’m afraid I’m going … damage.
00 O1 14 55 CMP Okay, when we get communications again, we’ll ask
them what to – –
00 O1 14 58 CDR Yes, we – we can live with a little CO 2 …
O0 O1 15 08 CDR Where are you going, Jim?
O0 O1 15 10 CMP Well, you want me to get this box, don’t you?
O0 O1 15 13 CDR Yes.
O0 O1 15 17 LMP Rey_ Jim. When I heard that noise, I looked at the
CABIN PRESSURE real quick!
O0 O1 15 22 CMP Well, I knew what was Wrong as soon as it happened!
(Laughter)
00 O1 15 32 LMP I’m Just kind of thankful, too.
00 O1 15 36 CMP Okay, gentlemen. I think we’ll – I don’t know –
There’s one thing I’m worried about: this helmet.
00 O1 15 _l LMP Where is it?
O0 01 15 h3 C55° It’s right up here –
· 00 O1 15 _6 L55D Can’t you stick it right here?
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00 01 15 27 CMP Is there room back there?
00 01 15 52 CMP I could tie it a little bit.
00 01 16 01 CDR Can you give me those …, Jim? .
00 01 16 i0 CDR What’s that knock?
00 01 16 12 LMP The clock?
00 01 16 16 CDR When I raised my head back, I hit it with this.
00 01 16 20 LMP I think I heard this … firing over here. !
00 01 16 27 CDR How are we as far as the –
00 01 16 30 _ We’re in good shape. I’m standing by for the backup
CO_ check.
00 01 16 33 cDR Hey, can I put this on the tape about this launch?
00 01 16 36 LMP Yes, it would be a good time to do it.
GO 01 16 38 CDR Okay, the launch was nominal in almost every respect.
L It was no difficulty determining lift-off. Vibrations
_’ noticed before the thrust came up to – up to – well,
before … commit launch – commit to launch, and then
I at – when the hold-down arms released, the vibration
went away. There was a lot of noise initially in
the cabin. It was difficult to communicate. And
then as we – The noise died out, we approached MAX q,
‘ when it built back up again. There was no pogo
noticeable on the I-C stage. The stagings, to be
-‘ frank, were all nominal. The only off-nominal factor
the whole lalmeh worth mentioning was the slight pogo
that wes recorded in rea]. time on the S-II stage,
and the loud – the audio level inside the – inside’
‘the cabin during S-IC burn.
00 01 17 27 LMP Didn’t you – didn’t you think the thing was still
rattling like a freight train before you – as you
-q ,,.:.. became clear of the tower? I had the feeling that
it was..
00 01 17 58 CDH No, I thought – when we let go –
O0 O1 18 O1 I_-il° Yes, you could tell it let go. but I me_ut I thoucht
it kept v_brat_n c. You m_ght make 8’note. thr_t th_,.t
i
_; was at 1 hour and 16 minutes ifyou ever want to
find your tape wheu you debrief.
00 O1 18 1_ CDR Alright.
OO O1 18 26 CMP Well, I guess I could tie it up’here. Let’s ask him.
O0 O1 18 33 CDR Don’t tie it on that hatch thing there.
00 O1 18 36 CMP Not the hatch handle. There’s a hatch …
O0 O1 18 43 CMP Okay, what’s the g; one g?
00 O1 18 47 I34P One (laughter) – one g; are you kidding?
O0 01 18 48 CMP I mean – during the booster period.
O0 O1 18 50 CDR Yes, a little ov-_u one g.
O0 O1 19 02 CDR You want to hand out – Well, I guess we won’t need
a flight plan. No.
O0 01 19 20 I,,HP The camera; configured for the backup CO_ check;
checked my two circuit breakers.
_ 00 01 19 25 CMP What time is it? We ought to keep track of the time.
OO O1 19 27 LMP Okay.
00 01 19 29 CLiP I got plenty of time to get back in the couch. Okay,
where are the – –
00 O1 i9 33 IMP The primal 7 transpoader’s going OFF for 4 seconds.
00 O1 19 42 CM3 Okay, where are the – the – the headpads?
OO O1 19 46 LMP Secondary transponder’s coming ON.
O0 O1 19 48 CDR The what, Jim?
00 O1 19 50 CMP You want the headpads, don’t yo_?
O0 O1 19 53 CDR Well, not yet. Let’s wait until we – Oh, you mean
before the boost?
00 O! 19 57 CMP Yes.
O0 O1 ]9 ’58 CDR They’re in that COo thing.
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00 01 20 01 _ They’re going to be awful hard to put on; I know that.
00 O1 20 03 CDR I think that’s them; I’m not sure. i
r
I O0 O1 20 19 LMP And also doing a down-voice backup, and up-voice backup.
t 00 O1 20 33 CDR That:s do_n; that’s down.
I O0 01 20 42 CDR Life preserver is – Just floating.
00 O1 20 48 CMP Well, that’s …
O0 O1 21 06 LMP I’m putting tape over these transponder switches.
O0 O1 21 31 LMP Sunrise coming up.
00 Oi 2-I 51 CDR ‘How are the fuel cells looking? I!
!
O0 O1 21 56 LMP Seconda/_j looks okay. It reads a little hi_her than
the rest of them. One, even before launch, showed
a little bit lower 02 flow than H2. Okay.
00 O1 2P 28 Cb[F You going to put your shoulder harness on a_ain?
O0 01 22 32 LMP I never took mine off. Yes, how do you take them off?
O0 O1 22 36 LMP Well, Just kind of … I Just kind of loosened my
belt, there at the fastener.
O0 O1 22 47 CDR I don’t know what we’ll do with that d_mn lifevest.
There’s no way we can …
O0 O1 22 55 LMP Y.es, you can – –
i O0 O1 22 56 CMP Yes, with the – the thing you ‘ blow it up with.
00 O1 23 16 CDR It sure is nice to get that helmet and gloves off.
O0 O1 23 20 LMF It sure was.
O0 O1 23 31 CMP You’re recording …
O0 O1 23 52 CDR Wait a minute. Before you get back to the seat,
you’re supposed to turn the – You’re not back in
your seat for good, are you? We got a long time.
00 01 24 02 C_SP Before – Oh, we got 2 hours and 20 m_nutes now.
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_ 00 01 24 04 CDR Yes.
00 01 24 07 CMP Okay, I’ll go back down.
00 01 24 16 CMP Gee, this is the best flight I ever had.
00 01 24 26 IMP Because you’ve got to get those circuit breakers
before … up here.
00 01 24 29 CMP Yes.
00 01 25 04 CMP You know, this is very clean.
00 01 25 22 CMP Here comes the sun.
00 01 25 31 CMP Well, take a look. It crept up on us.
00 01 25 34 LMP I think we’ll feel better when we close this. See that?
00 01 25 39 CMP Yes.
t
00 01 25 44 CM_ Although I noticed it was pretty good, whenever we
were over00
01 25 53 CMP Sunrise at 01:25.
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00 01 26 01 65_ Alrig_ht now, would you say we lifted off on time,
gentlemen?
00 01 26 03 LMP I’d say we did.
00 01 26 10 CMP There for a while though, when we were counting down
there for the last seconds, I didn’t think she was
going to wait.
_ 00 01 26 14 CDR Yes.
00 01 26 16 LMP Are the safety bo_lers s_ill going?
00 01 26 17 CMP Yes, sir.
00 01 26 20 CDR That’s one thing else we should note about the
launch. That we didn’t hear the noise until about
3 seconds before lift-off, even though ignition
commit … the main … c_me on time.
00 01 26 32 C_[P And the tower Jettison was quite noticeable, ,although
it wasn’t the r_mble you get _n the DC?Z.
_t ””_ ,,,'”‘Z_L. J.it:’-L ,r’__.,b..,_,’:’:’:’____A_ I….
00 01 26 48 CDR You want to say anything else, Bill, that you’re
working at? I
00 01 26 51 CDR Bill – or Jim, how about taking the RCS check?
00 0127 O0 LMP She has been a little bit lower %ban normal …
O0 O1 27 2_ CMP Well, we could be …
O0 O1 27 29 LMP Yes.
O0 O1 27 _7 CMP I’m not too in favor of this attitude as far _ – Hey,
r we’ve been doing an awful lot of upside down flying.
t O0 O1 27 5_ _ You can’t see any other way.
{ 00 01 27 57 CDR Can’t you see the horizon?
00 01 27 59 CMP Can you see the horizon?
00 O1 28 00 LMP Yes. I Jus t couldn’t the other way.
00 01 28 06 C_ I guess maybe this is not the – No, wait a second,
all I see is …
00 01 28 17 CMP Yes, there’s some dust out there due to the –
00 01 28 23 IA{P Yes, you ought to give them a little blob on the – –
00 O1 28 25 CDR Let’s give them a windo_ status report as far as
contamination.
00 01 28 29 T34P Okay. We want to keep charts from right to left here.
00 01 28 32 CDR Alright. Number i window is clean and has lint on it,
and then toward the upper pert, that’s plus X on the
outside pane, it looks l_ke we’re already starting to
form bits of frost. There was not any evidence of cont,mCnation
there during staging. Number 2 rendezvous
window is good with some, again, specks of lint hanging
off the …
00 O1 28 57 CMP NUmber 3 windo_ has some dust on it, and in the lower –
in the lower righ_-h_ud corner, there is a smudge on –
what appears to be the outside pane – I’m not too sure
it’s not the inside; but the visibility appears to be
· rea] good – –
4[ ‘
O0 01 29 15 Ib[P But you’re never going to be recording there. You’ve
got to telk real loud.
O0 01 29 18 CDR Oh, he can’t?
00 01 29 20 I_SP Okay. There’s a little smudge on the lower left-hand
portion of the center window, and some dust on both the
outside and the inside windows, but the visibility is
still very good.
00 01 2g 36 I/4P Window nunfoer – window number 4 is clear. Window number
5 appears clear, but it’s in the shadow at the
i moment, and it’_ difficult to tell if _here’s any frost
I forming at this point.
I 00 01’29 52 CDR Okay, very good.
I_ 00 01 29 5_ CMP Okay, now let’s check to see if we’re receiving good.
I 00 01 30 10 CDR This is backup CO_ check?
00 01 30 12 LMP Yes, …
00 01 30 17 LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
O0 O1 30 27 CC Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.
00 01 30 30 _ Roger, Houston; Apollo 8. Standing by for GO for the
backup CO_.D_check. Over.
00 01 30 34 CC Roger. Stand by 1, Bill.
00 01 30 43 CMP (Singing)
00 01 30 47 CC Go ahead_ inhibit VHF downlink.
00 01 30 53 CC Apollo 8, this is Houston. Go ahead with backup
voice check.
00 O1 30 56 _ Ro_er. This is Apollo 8 on backup voice: 1, 2, 3,
4s _; _, 4, 3, 2, 1. HOW do you read? Over.
00 O1 31 05 CC Apollo 8, this is Heuston. Go _head with backup
voice chec]_. Over.
f 00 01 31 16 L_ Down-voice backup; up-voice backup. S-band is key ON.
00 01 31 20 CC Apollo 8, Hou_Lon. Go ahead with backup voice check.
Over.
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00 O1 31 25 _ Roger, Mike. I gave you a count, I’ll give you
, another one. Are you standing by?
00 01 31 30 CC Roger; standing by.
00 01 31 3-1 _ Roger. This is Apollo 8 with backup voice: 1, 2,
3, 4, 5; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Over.
O0 O1 31 42 CC Roger, Bill. Reading you weak, but clear.
00 O1 31 45 LMP Roger.
00 O1 31 46 CC Go ahead with normal S-band voice check.
00 O1 31 50 LMP Roger.
00 01 31 52 LMP Okay, VHF VOL, UP; … S-band AUX, OFF.
00 01 32 17 LMP Houston, this is Apollo 8 on normal S-band: 1, 2,
3, 4, 5; 5, 4, 3, 2, l- –
00 02 49 47 LMP Okay. Start your watch … see what time it says.
OO 02 49 50 CMP Huh?
0O 02 49 52 r.,_ Call out the time, Frank.
00 02 49 54 CDR 59:17, 18.
00 02 49 56 IMP Okay, 42 is S-II SEP light, OFF.
00 02 50 01 CDR 42?
00 02 50 03 LMP Okay, you’re in _S MODE, AUTO?
00 02 50 04 CDR Yes.
00 02 50 05 LMP Okay.
00 02 50 13 CC Apollo 8, coming up on 20 seconds to ignition.
Mark it, and you’re looking very good.
O0 02 50 19 LMP Okay.
00 02 50 20 CDR Roger.
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00 02 50 21 U_’ Call 42,
F’ g’%k IE lf_ r-_.I-ri A _&
·,, _ Day 1 33
00 02 50 24 CDR We’re past 42. That was when our light – –
00 02 50 26 LMP That’s 58:42 or – 59 – –
00 02 50 28 CDR 59 – 9, 8, 7 – 4 – 3, 2, light ON. IGNITION.
00 02 50 40 CDR IGNITION.
00 02 50 41 CC IGNITION.
O0 02 50 45 CDR Go ahead. Boy, it’s going off in ya_r.
00 02 50 51 IMP Okay, the DAP is fine over here.
00 02 50 53 gM3 What’s your attitude at ….?
00 02 50 54 CDR Fine, _5 …
00 02 50 55 CMP Okay.
00 02 50 56 LMP Okay, align yourself in attitude, we got plus or
minus 5 degrees.
00 02 51 01 LMP And the tank pressures?
O0 02 51 03 CDR Tank pressures are good.
O0 02 51 04 LMP Okay.
00 02 51 08 CDR Are you watching the DELTA-P …?
O0 02 51 l0 LMP Yes.
t
! 00 02 51 11 CMP 30 seconds.
t 00 02 51 1_ CMP You got 18 hours to
00 02 51 16 LMP Don’t worry about that.
O0 02 51 28 CDR Everything alright?
O0 02 51 hl CMP 60 seconds.
00 02 51 _4 C_[P 20 seconds off.
00 02 51 58 L_ Things are looking good over here.
!
_ Dayi · . ,m….-i..-, I I/-%1
00 02 51 59 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Trajectory and _d_ce look
good. Over.
00 02 52 02 CDR Roger; Apollo 8. Good here.
00 02 52 06 CMP Okay, cutoff at 02:55:51. Okay, we’re coming up on
28 OOO.
00 02 52 18 CC Apollo 8, Houston. We’re predicting cutoff at
02:55:58, and it looks exactly nominal here.
00 02 52 27 CDR Roger.
00 02 52 28 LMP 02:55:58?
00 02 52 29 CDR Right.
00 02 52 33 CC Apollo 8, Houston. We’ve predicted cutoff 02:55:52 –
52, and that’s exactly as it should be.
00 02 52 41 CDR 02:55:52.
00 02 52’42 CMP Okay.
00 02 52 43 L,%°5 Shouldn’t have that goddamn high flow rate up there.
00 02 52 52 C_ Coming up on 29 000. Okay, our yaw should be coming
off now a little bit.
00 02 52 58 L55_ 3 minutes to go.
00 02 53 03 CMP You should have about 8 degrees of yaw yet, compared
to what – 35? A weak 35, now 37. Alright, it was
what – 9 degrees?
00 02 53 16 CDR Hey, that 02 is pegged high, Bill.
00 02 53 18 LMP Yes, I know. It’s Just a little warmer up here.
I’d – I’m looking at the DELTA-P here. The surge
tank in the tank i … nothing else to worry about.
00 02 53 31 C_[P : 30 000.
00 02 53 41 CC Apollo 8, Houston. You’re looking good here; right
down the center l_ne.
00 02 53 4_ CDR Roger; Apollo 8.
‘–“” N!!Dt’NII ‘-‘- .-,41’ ‘—- t L i 35
_’ 00 02 53 52 CMP Coming up on 31 000.
00 02 54 03 CDR Hov’s the cabin pressure, Bill?
00 02 54 05 LMP HOlding good.
00 02 54 16 CMP Coming up on 31 5.
00 02 54 21 CMP 02:54.
O0 02 54 22 CDR What time …?
00 02 54 24 CMP 02:54:56.
O0 02 54 32 CMP 02:55:52.
00 02 54 52 LMP 1 minute to go.
00 02 54 54 CC Apollo 8, Houston. You’re looking good. Right down
the old center line.
O0 02 52 58 CDR Apollo 8 – –
00 02 55 05 CMP …
O0 02 55 19 Cb_P Stand by.
O0 02 55 22 CMP 30 seconds to go. 34 000. You got the card?
O0 02 55 27 CDR Yes.
00 02 55 29 C_ Did you see thc card, Bill?
O0 02 55 30 LMP I got _t.
O0 02 55 33 CMP Okay.
00 02 55 36 CMP 35 000. We should have good …
O0 02 55 38 CDR Alright, 15 coming up here.
O0 02 55 42 CMP Real fine. l0 seconds.
O0 02 59 _7 C_ 35 – 35 1.
O0 02 55 48 L_._P How’s your inertial velocity?
O0 02 55 50 Cf,,? Veioeity’s loo’::-n 5 fin*.
m
….. ……….
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OO 02 55 53 OMP 5, 4, –
00 02 55 57 CDR Okay, we got SECO right on the money.
00 02 55 59 CC Roger; understand SECO.
00 02 56 02 CMP I got a … light; 2 seconds late on SECO …. got
the tape recorder.
00 02 56 l0 SC … SECO … gimbal …
O0 02 56 15 CDR Jim. Go ahead, Bill.
i
! 00 02 56 16 LMP SECO plus 10 seconds, light OFF. S-IVB goes to
at_l_ude hold 20 seconds and begin venting.
t 00 02 56 21 CDR Okay. :_
t
O0 02 56 22 LMP S-feB will maneuver to ORB RATE, heads down at
0.3 of a degree per second.
00 02 56.27 LMP Okay, record V i .
00 02 56 30 CMP V i .
(
00 02 56 31 LMP Give it to me.
00 02 56 32 CMP I’ll give it to you. Vi was 34 – 35452.
00 02 56 34 KMP 35452. EDOT?
O0 02 56 37 CMP O455O.
00 02 56 40 LMP HPAD.
i 00 02 56 41 CMP Plus 01_91.
O0 02 56 44 CDR Let’s not go out of there. You leave it like it is.
00 02 56 46 LMP Okay, KEY RELEASE.
00 02 56 47 CMP I’ve got to go to my _Y RELEASE …
00 02 56 49 LMP 16 92 for KEY RELEASE?
00 02 56 50 _._P Yes. ‘_
00 02 56 52 I2.%’ KEY RZ.;L_:7. F;U w_s __’_8_.
,. , ,, j. , , .
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FlUu rt t. i 37
O0 02 56 55 CMLP Okay, 16 83; DELTA-V is 95485.
x
00 02 57 02 LMP Y?
00 02 57 03 CMP Minus 16833.
oo 02 57 07 LMP Z?
00 02 57 09 CM_ Plus_1124.
O0 02 5% i3 LMP And DELTA-V c , Frank?
00 02 57 15 CMP What’s DELTA-V , Frank? c
00 02 57 16 CDR Minus 20.6.
O0 02 57 19 CMP Okay, this – this – –
OO 02 57 22 LMP The FLIGHT RECORDER is OFF; TAPE RECORDER is stopped – –
00 03 19 57 L_ MANUAL ATTITUDE, thre_, RATE CO_4A2_D.
00 03 19 58 CDR RATE CO_SMB31D.
i 00 03 20 O1 LMP Okay, turn controller counterclockwise, plus X, and
hold at zero.
00 03 20 03 CMP Going to zero.
i
? O0 03 20 04 LMP Turn it clockwise – –
[ 00 03 20 05 CMP Now, wait a second ….
: 00 03 20 14 C_IP Yes.
OO 03 20 15 CDR What, this?
00 03 20 16 LMP Let me attempt to t_Lrnit OFF. Give me a 10-second
_arning on the flight recorder.
00 03 20 20 CMP Yes. Okay.
00 03 20 23 LMP 13920 …..
00 03 20 22 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
00 03 20 2_ L_[P – – 30.
i
!u !:N,t t dl[ 1 38
i
00 03 20 27 CDR Go ahead, Houston.
00 03 20 28 CC We have you about 30 secouds prior to separation, and
everything is looking good.
00 03 20 32 CDR Roger.
00 03 20 39 CMP Okay, I’m coming up on 15 seconds to SEP.
00 03 20 42 CDR Alright.
00 03 20 45 CMP 10 seconds to go.
00 03 20 48 LMP You in Ab”tO?
00 03 20 50 CDR Yes, AUTO, AUTO, right.
00 03 20 _2 LMP Okay, at zero, turn HA_TD CONTROLLER counterclockwise,
plus X, and hold.
00 03 21 00 LMP 3 seconds, LAUI_CH VEHICLE TANK PRESSURE indicator, I
zero; C_/LV SEP; TH_SLATi0_AL COUiqTEH, NEUTRAL;
plus X, OFF; TVC SEHV0 POWER 1, OFF.
00 03 21 09 CDR Alright.
00 03 21 10 LMP Okay, VERB 62, ENTER.
00 03 21 12 CMP VERB 62, ENTER.
00 03 21 13 LqP VERB 49, ENTER.
00 03 21 14 C_P VERB 49, ENTER.
L
00 03 21 16 LMP Okay, desired gimbal an_les and proceed.
! 00 03 21 20 CMP Eoger; proceed, now. 1
00 03 21 22 LMP Okay, you’re notched up by 30 seconds to a minus X
of 2-1/2.
00 03 21 26 CMP … SEP.
f
00 03 21 27 LMP. Okay, you put your other – you’re not around by.
30 seconds, so minus X is your roll.
O0 03 21 31 CDR Why can’t you call it ya’_?
I
‘i
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_’ O0 03 21 34 LMP Because we’re not – see, we’re not – –
‘, 00 03 21 37 CMP There’s one panel.
00 03 21 39 LMP After this camera …
00 03 21 46 CDR Man, where’s the S-IVB? Anybody see it, mow?
00 03 21 49 CMP There it is!
00 03 21 50 CDR You found it?
00 03 21 51 C_P Right in the middle. Right in the middle of my
window. There’s not a panel around.
00 03 21 55 CDR It’s _]1 up to you!
00 03 21 57 C_P Give me the camera.
00 03 21 58 LS_ Well, we’ve got some still pictures we can take – –
00 03 22.01 CMP Could you pitch a little more?
00 03 22 02 CDR Yes.
,- 00 03 22 03 L_ We haven’t got in here, yet.
00 03 22 08 LMP f:ll, 1/250th.
O0 03 22 l0 CMP f:ll.
O0 03 22 ll CDR We’ve SEP’d, Houston. We’ve got the IV-B right in sight.
O0 03 22 19 IMP Could you pitch Just a little more or …
O0 03 22 21 CDR Which way?
00 03 22 22 I2,_P Pitch up, pitch up a little more.
O0 03 22 27 CDR How’s that?
00 03 22 33 C_ I don’t see the … Maybe I can get it in a minute.
O0 03 22 46 CbrP Easy on the thrusters.
O0 03 22 48 I2,[P Don’t you think that’s enough pictumes of it?
00 03 22 51 CD.’q Housf,on_ how do you r_.ad A_,-_,]_8?
‘ -I:TD ItlUI:IN/IA L’4 Dazi
4_
00 03 22 55 CMP How far away do you think it is?
00 03 22 59 IMP …
O0 03 23 00 CDR How about the S-band, Bill?
O0 03 23 02 LMP Let me switch the antenna here.
O0 03 23 07 CDR I’m not going to fly around the damn thing. I don’t
think there’s a_y – do you?
00 03 23 12 CMP No.
00 03 23 23 CDR You got lockon?
00 03 23 24 LMP Yes.
00 03 23 25 CDR Houston, this is Apollo 8 on VHF and S-band. How do
you read?
00 03 23 30 CDR Read you loud and clear. We’ve SEP’d; looking good.
00 03 23 35 LMP You read him loud and clear? I don’t – –
00 03 23 37 CDR Turn your VHF up and your ….
00 03 23 44 LMP Okay, let’s make sure we’ve done everything here.
Get that FLIGHT RECORDER, OFF.
O0 03 23 49 CDR OFF or ON?
O0 03 23 50 L_[P OFF. Okay, about 23:50, I wa_.t it OFF.
O0 03 23 53 CMP Okay.
! 00 03 23 54 LMP 23:50, OFF.
00 03 23 57 LMP At 35:50, I turn it back ON …. 23:50 …
00 03 24 05 CMP Okay, let me see here.
_. t,,.
00 03 24 07 LMP Okay – –
00 03 24 09 C5[F Our EDS POWER is OFF?
O0 0.3 24 10 CDR EDS POWER is goi’ng OFF.
00 03 24 12 IAq_ ATT ]/i::,?E 2.
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00 03 24 14 CDR ATT 1/RATE 2.
00 03 24 15 LMP Okay, TAPE RECORDER is stopped – –
00 03 28 22 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?
00 03 28 27 CDR Roger; loud and clear. We are taking pictures of
· the S-IVB. The postseparation sequence is completed
and we seem to have the high gain.
00 03 29 41 CMP _”nere she is …
00 03 30 29 CMP 03:36 … 03:36 …
00 03 30 39 CDR Go ahead, Houston; _.pollo 8.
_, 00 03 35 22 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
O0 03 35 32 CDR We did not.
i 00 03 35 34 CDR Do you want us to do that now?
00 03 35 38 CDR Roger.
00 03 35 _4 CDR We see the earth now, _lmost as a disk.
00 03 35 51 CDR We are. Tell Conrad he lost his record.
00 03 35 59 CMP We have a beautiful view of Florida now. We can
see the Cape, Just the point.
00 03 36 06 CMP And at the same time, we can see Africa. West Africa
is beautiful. I can a!so see Gibraltar at the same
time I’m looking at Florida.
O0 03 36 29 C_ The center window.
60 03 37 10 CDR Go ahead, Houston.
00 03.37 34 CDR Okay. We are listening on VHF Alfa simplex.
00 03 37 45 CDR We are listening for VHF Alfa simplex.
00 03 38 00 C._LTM Roger. Well, Mike, I can see the entire earth out
· of the center window. I can sec Florida, Cuba,
Central D.meriea, the _._ole norther:: half of South
an,J do’,.’:: *’ ‘ C:’ _’-
‘-tD NTI ‘ A’: ayl
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00 03 38 30 CDR Stand by. We are going through the separationmaneuver
checklist here.
Q0 03 39 20 CDR Houston, this is Apollo 8. We’ve lost sight of the
S-IVB here. The separation maneuver may be delayed
slightly, or else we will go ahead and make it without
having her in sight.
00 03 _1 58 CDR Houston, this is Apollo 8.
00 03 _2 02 CDR When does the S-IVB do that blowdown maneuver?
00 03 _3 31 CDR Go ahead, Houston.
00 03 _3 35 CDR Go ahead.
! 00 03 56 01 CDR Boy, it’s starting to vent no_,, blowing do_m.
!_ 00 03 56 09 CDR The S-IVB is really venting.
i 00 03 56 31 CDR 05:07:55. That is the nonpropulsive vent, but it’s
I pretty spectacular. It’s spewing out from all sides
like a huge water sprinkler.
00 03 57 07 CDR Say again that big vent time, so I can write it down
please, Houston.
i 00 03 57 32 CDR Roger; thank you.
00 03 58 31 CDR We’re receiving VHF music now, Houston.
00 03 58 _8 CDR I guess we are between 500 to 1000 feet.
00 03 58 57 CDR Herb Alpert seems pretty good.
t
00 04 O1 42 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. I … suggest … essentially
separation maneuver, if it’s alright with you.
1
00 04 02 04 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
00 0_ 02 l0 CDR Roger. I believe we’re going to have to vent or
thrust away from this thi..o. We seem to be getting
closer.
00 0_ 05 18 CDR Go ahead, Houston. I
00 04 05 2_ CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
00 04 05 B1 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
00 04 05 40 CDR You’re loud and clear, Mike. Go ahead.
l
I O0 04 05 43 CC …
I 00 04 05 57 CDR I don’t want to do that. I’ll lose sight of the S-IVB.
I O0 04 06 36 CDR Go ahead.
O0 04 06 41 CDR Well, I don’t know because I can’t see the earth now, Mike.
O0 04 06 43 CMP The earth’s out here. Can you see it?
O0 04 06 48 CDR Yes.
t
O0 04 06 51 CDR We can pitch down some. Jim has the earth in the
optics, so we could pitch some and get pretty close
to one, I guess.
00 04 07 18 CDR You got the earth focused in?
00 04 07 22 CMP …
00 04 07 32 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
00 04 07 45 CDR 1817
00 04 07 54 CDR Well, then zero would be Just as good, wouldn’t it?
00 04 08 13 CDR Well, I can’t do that. I’ll thrust right square into
that S-IVB.
f
i 00 04 08 21 CDR What effect – what will he maneuver to as far as the
gimbal angle for this blowdown?
! 00 04 08 58 CMP e.. that S-IV ought oo.
00 04 09 14 CDR Okay.
00 04 09 24 CDR It’s about the same. The trouble is it’s pointed
at us pretty well.
00 04 09 52 CDR So –
. O0 04 09 58 CbL_ Has it maneuvered yet?
0O 0_ _00] CDR No.
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ONF’tDENTt’ L i
_” 00 04 10 18 CDR Yes, I understand. I just – as I say, I Just can’t
very well do that now. I don’t want to lose sight
of this S-IVB.
O0 04 10 34 CDR Okay. As soon as we find the earth, we’ll do it.
OO 04 10 38 LMP … would yau please pitch outside?
O0 04 l0 44 CMP No, the earth is below rs, now.
O0 04 lO _9 LbtP Why don’t you roll to your left? That way, you
could put the earth out of your …
O0 04 l0 56 CDR Do you see the earth _ith your sextant, Jim?
O0 04 10 58 CMP No, I don’t … S-IVB …
i O0 04 11 03 CDR Houston, the venting of the S-IVB is terminated.
O0 04 11 28 C_ I think you ought to roll …
O0 04 11 49 CMP … should be right on the optics.
O0 04 13 27 CDR I’m not getting a zero, …
00 04 13 54 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
]
O0 04 14 07 CDR No, I’m not even sure we’re going to do it yet,
; Mike. If I can get – We seem to be drifting away
from this thing a little bit, a/though it is still
pointing at us quite closer than I’d like.
O0 04 14 32 CDR Okay. Well, righz now, ou_ gimbal angles are about –
Roll’s about 190 and pitch is about 320 and yaw is
about 340. We could certainly do it in this position.
That would be alright.
O0 04 15 30 CDR And it started to …
O0 04 15 40 CDR How high are the temperatures, Jim?
_7 ,_. O0 04 16 05 CMP Hey, you started to … there, huh?
O0 04 17 06 C55° … which way it’s going to pitch wfth respect to
the earth.
O0 04 17 08 CDR Go ahead,. Houston; Atiol!o 8.

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“_ OO 04 17 26 CDR Well, it’s as I said before. We c_n’t definitely
find the earth. I think that we are in front and a
little bit above – a little hit above the – almost
in front of the – directly in front of the booster.
t O0 04 17 44 CDR Perhaps a little bit horizontally displaced – towards
the – Let’s see –
I OO 04 18 02 CF_ The earth should be right over there. Is the earth
! over there?
OO 04 18 09 CMP Okay, we’ll take it to the other side. We don’t know …
00 04 18 21 CDR Houston, to help you, we are looking right directly
above the S-IVB with – the sun is – It’s on the right
side of the S-IVB and on our – Coming in our left
number i window.
00 04 18 52 CMP Oh, here it is. There’s the earth over here – –
00 04 18 54 CDR To the right?
00 04 18’55 LMP Yes, the earth’s kind of low. That will be – It’s
in our plus-Y, plus-Z direction.
00 04 19 03 CDR The earth is in our plus-Y, plus-Z direction now, Mike.
00 04 19 24 CMP …, do you want to do a realign?
‘x
00 04 19 36 IMP GDC align, IMU is …
00 04 20 13 CMP What did you do? Did you do the PS0?
00 04 20 15 LMP Yes.
i. 00 04 20 52 CMP Houston, for information, I am looking through the
‘ scanning telescope now, and I see millions of stars;
most of them – the venting from the S-IVB.
00 04 21 02 LMP There you are, Frank.
00 04 21 09 CMP Definitely; we are in sunlight, and it looks like
they are all S-IVB, bllt we don’t know. I am going
to attempt a P52 realign at this time and see what
I can do. Okay.
O0 04 21 22 CDR Let me talk about the …
Day 1 46
00 04 22 Bi L_ Are you through with this?
O0 04 22 37 _MP Jim a!ways falls that way.
00 04 24 28 CMP Okay, two balls 54. You see, when you read them …
three balls … minus 00086, plus 00141, … Okay, …
00 04 26 36 CDR Mike, anything more on this separation m_neuver you’re on?
00 04 26 58 CDR That’s right. Quite a bit to our rear mud down
below us – off to the right.
00 04 27 17 CDR … of us and slightly below us.
00 04 27 23 CDR It sure is staying close to us.
00 04 27 27 ‘CDR Jim, doesn’t it look slightly below us and slightly …?
00 04 27 55 C_ Which way does the – Does anyone know which way the
S-r;B pitches?
00 04 28 02 CDR Mike, can you Just tell us which way the S-IVB pitches,
and how far it will pitch to the slingshot-maneuver
attitude?
00 04 28 51 CDR Okay. Thank you.
00 04 28 59 LMP Houston, are you ready to copy the I_ align information?
O0 04 29 05 LMP Alright. Star ID is 03, and star 36; sta__ angle
d/fference 0.01; torquing angle: X, minus 00034;
Y, minus 0027; Z, plus 00100. Over.
00 04 29 38′ _ Roger. Three zeros: 00027.
00 04 29 45 CMP Houston, We are goi_g {o _ve to hold up on the cislunar
navigation until after this next little m_euver.
00 04 29 56 C5_ Waat did you say your … was?
00 04 30 14 CM_ … 00016 …
00 04 31 22 CDR Go ahead, Mike.
O0 04 31 29 CDR Roger. Stand by.
O0 04 33 48 C_ Okay.
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_ 00 04 34 ll CDR Go ahead, Houston.
O0 04 34 15 CDR Roger. I’m getting the COAS right on it now so it
,. will be accurate.
O0 04 34 27 CDR Okay. With the COAS right on the S-IVB, the roll
reads 103, the pitch is 275, and the yaw is about 325.
00 04 34 52 CDR Roger. That should be 115 for the roll.
O0 04 35 52 LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
O0 04 35 59 LMP Roger. If it will help you any, Mike, the earth is
plus Y about 45 degrees in a minus X. I can see it
j out side window, and it’s beautiful view with
my a
numerous cloud vortex.
z
1 OO 04 36 25 LMP Negative. It’s 45 degrees in the plus Y, in the XY
i plane towards minus X. Over.
, O0 04 36 42 LMP 45 degrees from plus Y to minus X.
O0 04 36 51 LMP It’s behind us to the right, if that will help.
00 04 37 13 LMP I can still see the Cape and isthmus of Central America.
O0 04 37 37 CDR Why do you want to use – do so much, Mike?
00 04 37 52 CDR Okay.
O0 04 37 55 LMP Why don’t you attempt to yaw – Yaw right … See the
earth …
O0 04 38 16 LMP No, all you got to do is Just … yaw – yaw to’ the
right, and, you’ll be … You’ll be over in this
direction …
O0 04 38 55 CDR Mike, do you want me to go ahead and try to do this,
or are you going to give me some gimbal angles?
O0 04 39 11 CDR Okay. I don’t understand why you want so many feet
per second on it, but I think I can – with Just a little
maneuvering, I can get away from it a lot simpler than th
O0 04 39 30 CDR Okay.
O0 04 39 53 CDR VHF sounds good.
, ,,i ll/L,’,l I IAI_ Day i _8
4>. 00 04 1_0 02 CDR Could you yaw about 10 degrees to your – your left?
O0 04 41 25 CMP 0F_II B.
i 00 04 42 01 LMP Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
t O0 04 42 19 LMP Okay.
I 00 04 _2 30 LMP Roger. We are maneuvering to the attitude now.
00 04 _3 10 CMP That look pretty good now?
00 04 _3 12 CDR Yes.
00 04 43 18 CDR Okay, Houston. I understand you want 8 feet per
second burn, is that right?
00 04 43 32 CDR Well, we are as close to being radially up%-ard as we
can determine.
O0 04 44 07 CMP Roger, Houston. We’re putting it in now.
00 0h 45 04 CDR We’re maneuvering now.
00 04 45 h6 LqF Okay, why don’t you , window, and do that P477
00 04 _5 54 CDR Houston, we n_ade the burn at 7.7 plus X, plus
00001 Y, a_nd Z’s are all zeros. The gimbal angles:
roll 180, pitch 310, and yaw 020.
00 Oh 46 19 L_5_ Okay, Frank, whenever you’re ready …
00 0_ 46 29 CDR Did you get that inforum~tion, Houston?
00 04 46 36 CDR Head you loud and clear. Did you get the information?
00 O_ 46 52 CDR Roger. Did you get that information? The burn was
made at – initiated at 0h:45.
00 Oh 47 15 L%2 We’re in good shape. Roll right …. back where
the earth used to be.
00 Oh 47 30 CDR Okay. Do you uant us to transfer that to the CS –
%o the I2.!state vector or just leave it alone”.
00 Oh 47 43 CDR Roger.
00 0;_ 47 h5 I3.5′ You got VEHB 66 entered?
_]_-hh tr’ir’_r’k, lI.l,–_.
DENIIA Dayi
00 04 48 59 CDR You still got it, Bill?
O0 04 49 04 LMP We’re going right to it ….
00 04 49 14 CDR Can you roll at all?
O0 04 49 19 LMP Huh? I don’t want to, now.
O0 Oh 49 _4 AMP It’s about – in the XYZ plane, it’s about 10 degrees
… Yes, right out here …
O0 04 50 34 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
O0 04 50 41 CDR Bill is the only one that can see it. Just a minute.
00 04 50 45 CDR We’re 90 degrees from its X-aXis – –
00 10 lg 38 SC … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
00 10 19 46 L_t° Well, no. We got to get a DAP load in here to make
sure they check first, right? Okay? Okay, it’s –
You got the DAP to where you want it?
O0 10 19 56 CDR I’m going to get it right now.
00 10 19 59 CDR Done P307
O0 10 20 O1 C_.[P We haven’t done P30 yet.
O0 10 20 02 LaLTM That’s right.
O0 10 20 03 CDR I know, but don’t you want to do – Before you do
P30, don’t you want to look at the DAP – –
O0 10 20 07 C_ No, no, that comes way down along the line.
00 10 20 08 CDR A/right, alright, excuse me; go ahead.
O0 10 20 10 L_ Okay, P30.
O0 10 20 13 C5_ Okay.
O0 10 20 14 L_ VERB 37, ENTER; 30: ENTER. f
O0 10 20 22 C,’,5_ Okay.
O0 10 20 23 CD_ I want GETI.
‘-‘-“‘”‘”‘ ‘-‘ i
00 10 20 24 CMP 10:59:5830.
00 10 20 30 CMP Okay? I like it. Do you like it? i
I 00 10 20 31 CDR Yes.
t
00 10 20 34 CMP Okay, 136, good; minus three balls 45 is good; plus
00202, good. I like it. Proceed.
00 10 20 44 LMP I can’t – I can’t even see the DSK-Y here.
00 10 20 51 CZ_ Okay, 1685 … Okay, I’ll – Okay, that’s good.
O0 10 21 00 LMP Okay.
00 10 21 01 CMP Proceed.
00 l0 21 04 CMP Set your clocks.
00 lO 21 05 CDR Okay.
00 l0 21 08 CDR Let’s see, might as well have a countdown for this
one, hu_h?
i
0O l0 21 ll CMP Yes.
O0 l0 21 12 CDR Well, all our stuff is counting up though, isn’t it?
00 l0 21 16 LMP I got mine; I can figure it – I’ve got 6 seconds to
go or some – 6 minutes to go, 5 minutes to go – either
way, so you can suit yourself.
O0 lO 21 25 LMP k_y don’t you count down? I can call it out to you.
00 l0 21 59 CMP Okay, we don’t have too much time. We’ve got to
get a boresight star and all that stuff, too.
O0 l0 22 04 LMP Yes, I know it.
00 l0 22 05 LMP Okay, you got your —
00 l0 22 06 CMP Just stand by, I don’t – haven’t started yet.
O0 l0 22 08 LMP Start it on 50, 30 –
!
O0 10 22 09 CDR 7.
OO 10 22 II CDN 37, LO – 7, 46, 45, 4!,, l;7, L2, L] –
C/'”‘,_L_ __’-_”‘-,ii, [,’,2.1_ A..L_
O0 lO 22 17 I_ 1.
00 10 22 18 CDR/LMP START.
00 10 22 19 LMP Right.
00 10 22 20 CDR 37, 38 –
00 10 22 22 _ Right, right.
00 10 22 23 CDR 37 –
00 10 22 2_ IMP Right.
O0 10 22 25 CMP Okay, proceed.
00 10 22 26 LMP (Sigh)
00 10 22 27 C5_ Proceed!
00 10 22 29 CDR We are asking, Bill.
O0 10 22 31 LMP Oh, okay. Proceed, Roger.
, O0 10 22 35 CMP Okay, we did a P52. Now we go to PO0. Is that what
We’re doing?
00 10 22 43 L_ … go to POO.
i O0 10 22 45 CMP Okay, go to 40 now.
00 10 22 49 LMP Okay, P40.
O0 l0 22 50 CDR You know you ought to go to P00 to maneuver to the
burn attitude.
O0 l0 22 54 LMP Yes, I will; I got it.
O0 10 22 57 LMP Okay. Okay.
O0 10 22 59 LMP _0kal, P30. You got your optics power OFF, by the
way? 0h, you’re going to be using them, are you?
O0 l0 23 04 C5_ Yes, I got to use them.
#
hA 00 10 23 05 !_ Okay, CL_, ON.
O0 10 23 07 CI4? CMg, 0_.
f”/’_klr’lhrk I?1_/ tJl’ FIL L DayI 52
4._ O0 l0 23 08 _ ISS, ON. SCS, operating; test the OA_£ION/WA2_ING lights.
OO lO 23 12 CMP Okay, go ahead. Okay.
GO l0 23 17 IMP Okay. EMS MODE, STANDBY.
00 10 23 23 CDR STANDBY.
O0 10 23 24 L_[P EMS function DELTA-V, SET.
00 10 23 26 CDR DELTA-V, S_,-_.
O0 10 23 28 LM_ Set DELTA indicator to 15868.
00 10 23 31 CDR Right, I’ll do that.
00 10 23 39 CDR You guys can go on; I’ll get this.
00 10 23 22 LMP That’s about ali there is.
00 10 23 23 CDR Okay.
O0 10 24 09 CDR Okay, 15868.
O0 10 24 11 LMP Okay. EM MODE – _._S MODE, AUTO.
O0 10 24 15 CDR AUTO.
00 10 22 16 IMP EMS function DELTA-V, TEST.
00 10 24 18 LMP SCS – SPS thrust light ON and OFF in 10 seconds.
00 10 24 22 CDR Okay.
00 10 22 29 CDR Good, minus 19.5. Good set; it’s okay.
O0 10 22 32 L_ E_4S MODE, STANDBY.
00 10 24 35. CDR STANDBY.
00 10 22 36 I3_ DELTA-V, SET.
00 10 24 37 CDR DELTA-V, SET.
00 10 24 38 LMP Set DELTA-V .
c
00 10 24 39 CDR What is the DELTA-V ?
C
C.iDNFIDENTIA L Dayi 53
: _._ O0 10 24 42 CMl° Okay, DELTA-V c is – 18.6.
i oo lO 24 56 IMP 18.67
00 lO 24 57 c_P 18.6o
O0 i0 25 03 CDR Alright, set.
00 10 25 05 _ Okay, _24S function, DELTA-V.
00 10 25 06 CDR DELTA-V.
O0 10 25 07 LMP Okay, NONESSENTI__L bus is going to MAIN B.
00 10 25 10 L_P Okay, cycling the cryo fans,
00 10 25 13 CMP I guess you can’t complain.
O0 10 25 25 LMP Okay, I’ll Just do this once every minute, now.
00 10 25 30 LMP Okay, BS_tG MODE, three, RATE 2.
00 10 25’34 CDR ‘ _4AG MODE, three, RATE 2 – 2, 3.
00 !0 25 37 LMP DELTA-V CSM.
cg ‘
I OO 10 25 41 CDR CSM.
I 00 10 25 42 LMP CMC MODE, FREE.
00 10 25 43 CDR CMC MODE, FREE.
00 10 25 44 LMP AUTO RCS, slixteen – 16, as required for ullage.
_i( O0 10 25 49 CDR Okay, we have here.
O0 10 25 50 _ Load the DAP.
00 10 25 52 CMP Okay, VERB 48, E}YfER. Okay, that’s good, right?
00 lO 25 55 LS_° Yes.
00 lO 25 56 C_5° Good. Okay, we’ll proceed. Okay, 63295, 635 –
okay, that’s wrong.
O0 10 26 07 CM-p Plus 63295. Okay. Proceed. Be minus 163, m_nus 129.
VERB 24, E,q_-,, ” “P’ minus 00163, ENTEF,; plus 00129, ENTER.
Okay, proceed; VERB 46, ENTER. O’:ray.
CONFIDENTIAL Da:, 54
_, 00 10 26 45 LMP Okay, ROTATIONAL C0Z_TROL POWER, NORMAL, both AC/DC.
00 l0 26 50 CDR NORMAL, AC/DC.
00 l0 26 51 LMP DET is SET. VERB 37, ENTER; 00, EIITER.
!
00 l0 26 57 CMP VERB 30 –I got it!
00 l0 26 59 CDR I’m glad you’re – –
O0 l0 27 00 IMP SPACECRAFT CONTROL, CMC.
00 l0 27 03 CDR CMC.
00 10 27 04 IMP CMC MODE, AUTO.
00 10 27 06 CDR AUTO.
00 10 27 07 IMP Maneuver to pad burn attitude with VA_B 62, ENTER;
VERB 49, ENTER.
00 10 27 12 CMP VERB 62, ENTER; VERB 49, ENTER.
00 10 27 18 CDR Reset that for zero.
00 10 27 20 C_P VERB 25, F_NTER;and it’s 3_5 – 3, 4, 5 – –
00 l0 27 25 LMP No, that’s wrong. You’ve got to have plus.
00 l0 27 28 CMP Alright, plus. Oh. hS, 00, ENTER; plus 188 – 1880,
ENTER; plus 343; 00, ENTER. Okay. All set.
00 l0 27 50 CDR Go ahead.
O0 l0 27 51 C_ Proceed?
00 l0 27 52 CDR Yes.
00 l0 27 53 CMP Proceed. Proceed!
00 l0 27 54 CDR Proceed.
00 l0 27 55 I_to Wait a minute. Okay, you got SCS AUTO and everything?
00 10 28 00 C_ ‘ Huh?
00 l0 28 01 LMP You’re all set, right?
Ft, EI:’xi: [ I
CONFIDENTIAL i S5
00 10 28 02 CDR Yes, that’s all it takes.
00 10 28 05 IMP BMAG’s –
00 10 28 06 CDR RATE 2, you called that.
00 10 28 07 LM_ Okay then. You don’t have any other –
00 10 28 14 IMP We maneuvering?
00 10 28 16 CDR Yes.
00 10 28 24 CDR Are we ever!
00 10 28 45 LMP’ Which way you going?
00 lO 28 47 CDR Rolling right, and yawing left.
O0 l0 29 24 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
00 l0 29 27 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
O0 10 29 30 CC Okay, we’v_ got a telescope alignment if you’d lika
to give it a try. Your sextant star is still good,
but if you had problems with that, folks have worked
out that if you look through the telescope at 10:35,
we have a shaft and trunnion that should point you
at center of the earth, if you’d like to give that
one a try.
O0 10 29 50 C_ Okay.
00 l0 29-51 CDR Okay.
00 l0 29 54 CC Okay, at 10:35 – –
00 lO 29 58 cDR Write that do_.
00 ]0 29 59 CMlj Okay, here, I got it.
O0 10 30 00 CC – – the shaft angle 006.2, trunnion 18.9. Over.
00 10 30 13 CDR Did you get that, Jim, there?
00 10 30 14 LS_ Roger, 10:35; shaft, 006.2; trunnion, 18.9.
00 _0 57 30 CDR You heard me, didn’t you? I … Not if’ you Ju?t
do 0 rea] qu_nky.
K)NFIDEN IAL Day 56
_’ O0 10 57 40 L_5° Coming up on 2 minutes.
OO l0 57 41 CDR Okay.
O0 10 57 51 LMP Okay, 2 minutes. DELTA-V ThrUST A, NORMAL.
00 10 57 55 CDR MAIN THRUST, NOP_DLL.
O0 10 58 00 LMP TRANSLATIONAL HAND CONTROLLER, ARMED.
OO 10 58 03 CDR _.
O0 10 58 05 LMP ROT_~TIONAL HAND CONTROLL_R, both, AP_V_KD.
O0 10 58 06 CDR Got yours?
00 10 56 07 CMP Okay.
00 10 58 08 L_[F T_pe recorder is RECORD, HIGH bit rate, and FORWARD.
00 10 58 13 LMP Okay, stand by for DSKY – blanking.
OO 10 58 17 CDR Okay.
00 l0 58 24 CDR What happened to _/dS, AUTO? Bill?
00 l0 58 31 LMP 30 seconds.
i
‘ 00 10 58 32 CMP 30 seconds.
00 10 58 33 CDR Okay.
00 10 58 35 L_ I don’t see how Wally did this …
00 10 58 36 CMP What’s that?
00 10 58 37 IMP Hold these things down.
00 10 58 42 CDR We hear you.
00 10 58 44 CC Stand by for a mark in 1 minute.
00 10 58 47 CDR Roger; Apollo 8 standing by.
00 10 58 49 CC – – 10 seconds.
00 l0 58 50 L_ _ Yes. _right, I’].[ – –
777;
ONFIDENTIAL Day:. 57
O0 l0 58 54 CC 5 seconds. 2, ! –
o0 l0 58 59 cc MARK.
O0 10 59 00 CC i minute.
00 l0 59 01 CDR Roger.
00 l0 59 06 CMl:’ (Singing)
O0 l0 59 12 L_5D Okay, at 30 seconds, get EMS MODE, AUTO.
O0 10 59 13 CDR Right.
O0 10 59 18 CMP (Singingi
O0 10 59 23 CMP Your DSKY should blank?
00 10 59 24 CDR Blank.
00 10 59 25 IiMP EMS MODE, AUTO; average g is ON.
00 10 59 29 L_5° Check your PIPA bias·
O0 l0 59 30 C_P No ullage.
O0 l0 59 3]- CDR No ullage, yes.
O0 l0 59 36 CS[P Counting down.
00 l0 59 46 CMS° What’s that do?
00 10 59 47 LMP FLIGHT RECORDER.
O0 10 59 50 CDR 10, 9 –
i O0 l0 59 55 CMP ENABLED.
_, 00 11 00 01 CMP Stop. At 10:02, it has to be OFF.
O0 11 00 05 CDR Okay, 10:02.
00 i1 00 07 C_[P Okay.
00 ll 00 08 CDR Like a big spring.
O0 ll O0 09 IP,_P Okay, have you gone _,o_w – –
f
E.NTIAL
,.. 60NFIDEi O0 11 O0 lO C_P Two balls off.
, 00 11 O0 11 LMP Okay, now.
00 ll 00 12 CDR Okay.
i 00 ll O0 13 C_ It’s holding; let’s go, let’s go through the checklist.
z
00 11 00 15 LHP Okay, okay, you got that; SPS THRUST light, ON, …
Okay, DELTA-V THRUST A, OFF.
;
OO ll 00 21 CDR OFF.
! O0 ll O0 22 L_[P Okay, verify THRUST is OFF. I verify it over here.
! 00 ll O0 25 CDR Right.
00 ll O0 26 L_ SPS PITCH and YAW circuit breakers, CLOSED.
O0 i1 O0 30 CDR They’re CLOSED.
00 I1 00 ’31 L_K° Okay, turn them OFF: GIS_AL MOTORS.
00 Il 00 32 CDR l, OFF.
00 i1 00 33 IMP Got it.
O0 ll O0 34 CDR 2, OFF.
O0 11 00 35 I_K° Got it.
O0 ll O0 36 CDR 3, OFF.
O0 ll 00 37 LMP Got it.
O0 11 O0 38 CDR _, OFF.
O0 ll O0 39 L_P Got it.
O0 11 O0 _0 CDR Okay.
O0 ll O0 41 L_p TVC SERVO PO_fER, i and 2, OFF. {(:
00 li O0 _2 CDR OFF.
,a T?T
O0 l! O0 43 Lt,rP FLIGHT P_ECORDER’s OFF; _-._..BUS ties going OFF.
O0 Il O0 51 ,,,n_,._ Oks.’.’.
C”‘ON’F’IDEN’TIA 59
00 11 O0 53 LMP Okay, null residuals.
00 3_1O0 54 C_5_ Okay, proceed. You’ve got your …
O0 11 O0 59 LMP Proceed.
00 11 O1 03 CDR Got them? Do I null them?
00 11 O1 05 LMP Null residuals.
00 11 O1 07 CMP 20.4.
O0 11 O1 17 CMP That’s an awful lot.
! 00 11 01 19 CDR Yes, I know it.
f 00 11 O1 34 CDR There you are.
i 00 11 01 35 CMP Okay – Okay. Null – residuals – residuals are nulled.
: 00 ll O1 40 LMP Okay, record DELTA-V COUNTER and residuals.
00 ll 01 42 CMP You can turn this OFF before – –
00 ll O1 43 CDR I turned it OFF …
00 11 01 47 L_fP ‘ EMS function, OFF.
00 ll 01 48 CDR OFF.
00 ll O1 49 LMP _IMSMODE, STADHDBY.
00 ll 01 52 CDR STANDBy.
L
i O0 11 O1 53 LMP BM-AGMODE, three, RATE 2.
00 11 01 54 CDR RATE 2.
00 11 01 55 LMP DEADBDi_D, MAX.
00 11 01 56 CDR DEADBAND, MAX.
00 17 53 25 CMP How’s that, sports fans? Ail baii_.
00 17 53 42 Lb_ As soon as you’ve got an audience, you do great.
00 17 53 52 CMP 14640.
t'” l[“_ I’,.I_ | [“__ b. I T J A-J.-
……. -=.” . , Il-%L Day 1 60
‘_ O0 17 54 04 CMP Time.
O0 17 54 06 LMP 17:53:1936, got it.
00 17 5_ 15 CDR How many markings for this set is that?
00 17 54 21 CMP There’s two stars and three m_rks per set.
00 17 54 2_ LMP That’s three for that second – that:s the same star,
s_=ond set, third set of marks. And then you’ve got – –
00 17 54 29 C_ Do I have six marks, total?
O0 17 54 32 LMP You got six marks, total. You need three more on this
same star, right’?
O0 17 54 3_ C55° Yes, okay. There’s the third one, there.
OO 17 54 42 LMP Okay.
00 17 54 43 CMP Okay, I got –
O0 17 55 08 C_FF Okay, I ge three?
00 17 55 49 LMP Oh – you on hold?
00 17 55 51 C_5_ Yes.
00 17 55 52 LMP 18 and 3, huh?
00 17 55 56 CNP Yes.
O0 17 56 07 CMP 746_5.
O0 17 56 11 LMP Okay.
i O0 17 56 14 CMP Okay. 17:55:387
O0 17 56 20 LMP Right.
’00 17 56 39 CMP 3.
O0 17 56 40 LMP 3-
00 17 58 21 L_[P You J’_ bold?
00 17 58 22 C,_.5o Hold.
:”fiJIaN,FIDE’,NTIA
Pt’_klrlhrk ITIAI
q_
4_ 00 17 58 34 I3._ 8 and 1.
O0 17 58 35 _,[P Right.
OO 17 58 36 I_[° Got it.
OO 17 58 43 CMP 74655. ,_
OO 17 58 46 I3_° Got it. i
r
O0 17 58 52 CMP 17:58:19.
O0 17 58 56 L_t_ Got it.
00 17 59 14 CMP 3.
O0 17 59 17 L_[_ 3.
O0 18 O0 35 C_.IP Oh, oh.
O0 18 O0 47 I2.[P Three zeros, okay?
O0 18 oo,56 L_,K_ 12662. i
O0 18 00 58 CZ,_ Right.
O0 18 O1 O1 C_,5_ Okay.
O0 18 O1 06 I2,_ It only went down 17. Wait a minute.
00 18 O1 10 CR_ What’s that?
O0 18 O1 12 I2,_ It only went down 17 – 17, 18, 00, 23, 00. Okay?
O0 18 01 23 C_._5 Okay.
O0 18 O! 25 T3.5_ Now I get this.
O0 18 O1 27 C_[° Proceed.
00 18 O1 30 655° Okay, new star?
O0 18 O1 31 L_ New star, n,uuber22.
O0 18 O1 35 C_1_ Okay, what is it, 22, star – _Ynat’sthe code after it?
O0 18 O1 40 L’._ It doesn’t say.
I5ONFID’ENTIAL i
00 18 01 45 C_._ Yes, 00120 – 1, 2, 0.
00 18 01 48 L55° Which way are you going to be going? Far horizon?
00 18 01 51 C55_ Yes, it’ll he at the same horizon. Too close to
gimbal lock? Yes, 03. It won’t he a far move, though.
21 plus 22, ENTER; proceed; that should be a zero.
00 lB 02 16 CMP AUTO?
00 18 02 18 LM_ Let’s – No, why don’t you proceed? Let’s see where
it – where it’s going to take it.
i 00 18 02 31 LMP Okay, we’re – Pitch 123, yaw 305 – Oh, we’re getting
right under it.
I 00 18 02 38 C_5° Yes. All set?
! 00 18 02 40 Lb_P Okay, CMC and AUTO.
00 18 02 _3 C5_ Okay.
00 18 03 12 CMP Okay – –
O0 18 03 13 L_5° Okay, we’re there.
00 18 03 14 CMP Okay. How’s that? … zero off.
00 18 03 52 L55_ 70645.
00 18 03 57 CMP What was that, again?
00 18 03 58 LMP 70645. Trunnion?
00 18 04 01 CSL° Okay.
00 18 04 33 L_ 18:04:3472 …. with something right, here.
00 18 04 46 C_SP I got 03. Okay?
00 18 0’4 47 LMP Yes.
–‘ _;?L OO 18 05 06 LMP 3.
00 18 05 07 CMP 3.
!
00 18 06 52 C_,_ 18 was _ Go ahead.
CONFIDENTIAL, Dayi 63
(
O0 18 06 56 LMP 1898, trunnion.
00 18 07 19 CMP What – what the other … Is this the third one or
the fourth one?
O0 18 07 24 LMP The third one was – 31 – –
00 18 11 14 CDR Houston, do you read Apollo 8? We’ve got a lot of noise.
00 18 11 30 CMP Are we in –
O0 18 11 32 LMP We’re in hold, you want to go – What you want, AUTO?
O0 18 11 36 CMP No, no, Just …
00 18 11 39 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
OO 18 11 41 CMP …
O0 18 11 43 CC Apollo 8, _{ouston; go.
OO 18 11 45 CDR Roger; we lost you when you started talking about the – –
OO 21 10 09 LMP – – 4, 5; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Over.
O0 21 l0 lh LMP Roger; s_ud give us a comment on the voice quality.
00 21 10 2_ CtSP, OPTICS PO_”ER going OFF.
00 21 10 26 I2_P Okay, you’ve already – OPTICS DRIVE, check the
star – check boresight star.
00 21 10 32 Ct,_ I’ve checked them all.
00 21 10 34 LMP Okay, VERB 37 – How did you get out of that?
00 21 10 44 C_P It’s all been checked·
00 21 10 45 LMP Okay, VERB 37, ENTER; 40, ENTER.
00 21 10 49 C_4P Okay.
00 21 10 52 _ …
00 21 11 06 L_L° VERB 3_, ENTER – –
_ DAY 3
02 08 39 4h LMP – – hazy, so we haven’t really taken too many pictures
on the way out. Every now mud then we have
taken a shot with the 70-millimeter camera and
8C-millimeter lens at f:ll, 1/250th, but it’s
questionable how good these u_ill be, because of
the haze on the windows.
· 02 08 L0 14 LMP Another problem has been trying to record the
development of the smear on the windows. Seemed
to come pretty quick on window number 3- And the
technique of – of taking a picture when the sun’s
85 degrees incidence is not possible, because the
window frames are so thick that you c_n’t get any
sun on them with an 85-degree incidence. What pictures
have been taken, have been t_cen about 60 to
70 degrees incidence with various f-stops.
02 08 41 03 LS_ Anybody else have anything for the ._co_d.
02 08 41 07 CDR No.
02 08 41 08 LMP Jim?
02 08 41 09 CMP Yes, you might mention about this hard thing to
i open here.
i 02 08 41 13 LMP One point we might mention is that the foodbox doors
are hard to close. Looks like the foodbox has split
out a little hit on the left – –
02 08 41. 23 CMP The handle’s bent.
02 08 41 24 LMP – – left side. And in – lock’s like we’ve gotten
the handle bent in trying to close the door. We’re
able to lock it on one side now, on the right side,
but not on the left. The food ha_ generally been
good, particularly the last me_-!: butterscotch
pudding, beef stew, grapefruit d_ink, _nd chicken
soup. Notable – –
02 08 41 53 C5_ Hot w_ – –
02 08 _1 55 CDR – – the notable, mainly notable cncs _ere the grapefruit
drink and butter3cotch pu_f!ng.
I ..D,EN .TI:A:t ‘
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02 08 _2 02 CMP Well, Bill, you might mention the hot water makes
a big improvement, too.
02 08 42 06 LMP Jim Lovell says the hot water makes a _ig improvement.
The meals I’ve had have %een quite tasty_
though none of us hav_ really gone overboarc_ for
the little bread cru – cubes and cereal cubes.
02 08 42 33 LMP Also, I’d like to suggest that if they ever fly
one of these TV cameras again, they put a – some
kind of a sight on it. Sort of ridiculous to have
a 9-degree field-of-view lens with no way of aiming
it except for looking down the side or putting some
t chewing gum on the top.
l
I 02 08 42 57 LMP Also might tell Doc Frome that his toothpaste tastes
i pretty good. I don’t know what kind of job it does
i on your teeth, but it’s nice for settling your
i stomach after dinner.
I 02 08 h3 10 LMP Anything else, Frank?
02 08 43 1t CMP We used it for frosting on the fruitcake.
02 08 43 18 L_ ° Jim Lovell is be – engaged in an activity which I
shan’t describe, so I think I’ll cut this short and
get my oxygen mask.
02 08 43 24 CMP But that could be improved, also (laughter).
02 12 39 l0 LMP DSKY blanks at minus 35 seconds.
02 12 59 Ih C55° Alright, stand by.
02 12 59 17 CMP DSKY blank.
! 02 12 59 19 Cb5_ Okay.
r
· 02 12 59 20 LMP LIMIT CYCLE, OFF.
02 12 59 23 CDR LIMIT CYCLE, OFF. -‘ _j.._
02 12 59 24 LMLP EMS MODE, AUTO.
02 12 59 25 CDR AUTO.
i
/_/_k Irlr_r_i?lli_ l rlucl, uA 3 66
02 12 59 28 LMP Okay, at 0/16 85, null Vgx, Y, and z’ Null component.
Tell me when you’re going to burn.
02 12 59 43 CDR Okay, stand by.
02 12 59 47 CDR At the flash.
02 12 59 50 LMP 4, 1 –
02 12 59 55 ¢MP/_ BURN.
02 12 59 58 CDR ll seconds.
02 13 O0 O0 LMP Burning.
02 13 00 O1 CMP ll seconds.
02 lB O0 09 CMP Should be OFF by now.
02 13 O0 12 CDR … That’s good.
02 13 O0 13 LMP Okay, 12 seconds.
02 13 O0 15 CMP 12 seconds?
i 02 13 00 16 L_[P Okay, record DELTA-V coUNTER, residuals; T_2E RECORDER
is going to STOP – –
02 13 O0 55 CMP Okay, now do VERB 66, ENTER.
02 13 00 57 LMP VERB 66, ENTER.
02 13 O1 01 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
02 13 O1 06 CC Go ahead.
02 13 01 08 CMP Roger; burn on time, angles nominal – –
02 20 57 28 CMP What’s this – –
02 20 57 29 CDR What’s that LOS time, Bill?
02 20 57 32 LMP 58:58 – 68:58.
02 20 57 35 CDR See if we lose the signal than.
02 20 57 37 L_5_ Okay.
Day 3 67
02 20 57 38 CDR What was the seconds? Jim?
02 20 57 42 _4P I didn’t bother with it; wasn’t it something like 58:02?
02 20 57 54 CC Apollo 8, l0 seconds to go. You’re GO all the way.
02 20 58 00 CDR Roger.
02 20 58 02 CMP 58:04.
02 20 58 06 CDR Gees.
02 20 58 l0 _ S-BAHD VOLU_, down.
02 20 58 12 CDR That was great, wasn’t it? I wonder if they’ve
turned it OFF.
02 20 58 _9 LSIP (Laughing) Chris probably said, “No matter what
happens, turn it OFF.”
02 20 58 24 C55° Okay. My S-volume fs dowel.
02 20 58 25 CDR Alright, let’s go ahead with the checklist. Okay,
we’ve got l0 minutes. We want to hold at the
6-minut e mark.
J_ 02 20 58 31 L_ Okay.. You got the STABILIZATION CONTROL SYSTE_I’s
circuit breakers, panel 8, CLOSED.
02 20 58 34 CDR Right.
02 20 58 35 LMP Closed SPS, 12, CLOSED.
02 20 58 36 CDR Right.
i
02 20 58 37 LMP DEADBA_YD, MINISK94.
’02 20 58 39 CDR DEADBAND, MININUM.
02 20 58 40 LMP RATES, LOW.
02 20 58 41 CDR LOW.
02 20 58 42 ,I_ LIMIT CYCLE, ON.
02 20 58 43 CDR LI_;_T CYCLE, ON. t
02 20 58 44 !_4P MA?FJA[, AE'[‘IT[_E, three, RATE CO:[.i/,2fD.(ONFIDENTIAL. ,)ay3 68
02 20 58 47 CDR RATE CO!.DL_D.
02 20 58 48 LMP BMAG MODE, three, ATT 1/RATE 2.
02 20 58 49 CDR ATT 1/RATE 2.
02 20 58 52 LMP ROTATIO_,kL CONTROL POWER DIRECT_ both, OFF.
02 20 58 54 CDR OFF.
02 20 58 55 LMP SCS TVC, two, RATE C0Y_/_D.
02 20 58 59 CDR RATE CO!.2.L_3_D.
02 20 59 01 LMP TVC GI_[BAL DRIVE, PITCH and YAW, AUTO.
I 02 20 59 03 CDR AUTO.
i 02 20 59 05 LMP Have you got your GDC aligned?
02 20 59 06 CDR Yes.
I 02 20 59 11 CDR GDC ali_ued.
02 20 59 13 LMP CMC and AUTO.
02 20 59 14 CDR CMC and AUTO.
02 20 59 18 LMP DELTA-V – Set in DELTA-V.
02 20 59 22 CDE Up here, you mean?
02 20 59 23 LMP Yes.
02 20 59 24 CDR Yes.
02 20 59 25 LMP Just going back and catching all those things.
02 20 59 38 CDR Is that all?
02 20 59 39 LMP That’s it.
02 20 59 41 LMP Waiting to turn on the BUS ties.
02 21 00 23 CDR Okay, 8 minutes.
02 21 01 O0 CMP Well, the main thing to be is be cool.
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_ 02 21 01 03 CDR Gosh, it is cool.
02 21 01 07 CMP It’s up to 80 in the cockpit.
02 21 01 10 IRP No, I think – Just when my clothes touch me, it gets
cold, huh?
02 21 O1 18 CMP ‘_ell, I’ll tell you, gentlemen; that moon is pretty close.
02 21 01 20 CDR 7 minutes.
02 21 01 46 LS{P Pressure should go down to about 1500.
02 21 01 48 CMP Huh?
02 21 01 50 LKP Helium pressure will be going down to about 1500.
02 21 01 53 CMP Will it stay there?
02 21 01 55 CDR Okay, let’s go.
02 21 01 57 CMP … minute, Frank.
02 21 02 02 CDR Come on, Bill; 6 minutes.
02 21 02 06 LMP Okay. MAIN BUS ties, going ON.
02 21 02 16 L_F A is ON; B is ON.
! 02 21 02 22 LMP TVC SERVO PO_FRR, one, AC 1, MAIN A.
02 21 02 24 CDR AC 1, MAIN A.
02 21 02 26 _ AC 2, MAIN B.
02 21 02 27 CDR AC 2, MAIN B.
02 21 02 28 LMP TRANSLATION CONTROL POWER, ON.
02 21 02 29 CDR ON.
02 21 02 3_-: LI_ ROTATIONAL CO:_TROL POWER NOF_S&L 2, AC.
02 21.02 32 CDR AC.
, 02 21 02 33 LMP ROTATIONAL HA_ID C0_f’IHOLLER number 2, APJ.fED.
02 21 02 35 CDR ARM[ED. NF,fDFNTtA,. ENTf”At. Day3 70
02 21 02 37 LMP Okay. Stand by for the primary TVC check.
t 02 21 02 39 LMP You want PITCH 1, ON?
02 21 02 46 CDR Not quite.
02 21 02 1_7 CMP It’s 5 minutes.
02 21 02 49 LMP 69:03:20; we’ll Just get it at 69:03.
02 21 02 53 L_P Okay, ready?
02 21 02 54 CDR Yes.
02 21 02 56 LMP Okay. Go ahead and sts-_t PITCH 1.
02 21 02 57 CDR 1.
02 21 02 58 LMP Got it.
02 21 03 00 CDR YAW 1.
02 21 03 01 LMP Got it.
02 21 03 02 CDR Okay.
02 21 03 03 LMP TRANSLATIONAL HSUfD CONTROLLER, clockwise.
02 21 03 04 CDR Clockwise.
02 21 03 06 LMZP Verify no MTVC.
02 21 03 07 CDR No MTVC.
02 21 03 09 LMP Okay, SCS sec – TV – secondary TVC check.
02 21 03 13 CDR Alright.
02 21 03 14 LMP PITCH 2 and YAW 2, ON.
·02 21 03 16 CDR PITCH 2.
02 21 03 17 LMP Got it.
02 21 03 18 CDR YAW 2.
02 21 03 39 L_t? Got _t.
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02 21 03 20 LMP Set GPI trim.
02 21 03 22 CMP Minus 161.
02 21 03 24 LMP Got it.
02 21 03 25 CMP Plus 129.
02 21 03 28 LMP Verify MTVC.
02 21 03 31 CDR Verified.
02 21 03 32 Lb_ TRANSLATION.AL H3LND CONTROLLER, NEUTRAL.
02 21 03 34 CDR NEUTRAL.
02 21 03 35 IbtP GPI returns to zero.
02 21 03 36 CDR Zero.
02 21 03 37 LMP ROTATIONAL CO_fROL POWER NO_C.IAL2, AC/DC.
02 21 03 40 CDR AC/DC.
” 02 21 03 45 LMP Okay. You want to trim it one more time.
i 02 21 03 47 CDR Okay.
02 21 03 48 LMP Okay.
02 21 03 49 CDR Ready?
02 21 03 50 L_5° Negative..
i .
02 21 03 52 LMP BMAG MODE, three, RATE 2.
02 21 03 53 CDR RATE 2.
02 21 03 54 LMP SPACECP_f CO_ROL, CMC.
02 21 03 56 CDR C%_C.
02 21 03 58 LMP 65[C _ODE, Ai_f0.
02 21 03 59 CDR AICEO.
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4_ 02 21 04 02 CDR PY.:_D. We’re right there.
02 21 04 04 L_[P Okay. You ready to bypass?
21 04 08 CDR Yes.
02 21 04 09 LMP ATT_ 1/RATE 2. 02 21 04 10 CDR ATT I/RATE 2.
02 21 04 11 LMP E_,_’_L_.
02 21 04 13 CDR _,::k_.
02 21 04 14 LMP Gimoml test option.
02 21 04 15 CDR Right.
02 21 04 16 LMP Verify CMC.
02 21 04 18 CDR Right.
02 21 04 19 LNP Proceed. Call it out.
02 21 04 24 CDR Oh, you E_2ERED instead of – you ENTERED, Jim.
Alright, you would bypass … – –
; 02 21 04 33 C%[P … It’s okay. Forget them.
02 21 04 35 CDR Counting down. Okay?
02 21 04 36 LMP What happened?
02 21 04 37 CDR He E_TTERED – –
02 21 04 38 CMP Should have proceeded. No sweat.
i 02 21 04 40 CDR We’re just counting down, now.
02 21 04 41 LMP Okay.
02 21 04 44 CDR 3 minutes and 34 seconds, counting.
02 21 04 52 L_fP Okay, ROTATIONAL COZ_TROL POWER, DIRECT, both,
MAIN A, MAIN B.
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02 21 04 5_ CDR _LIN A e_nd MAIN – –
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02 21 04 57 I/qP SCS helium valve, AUTO, verify.
02 21 05 02 LMP LIMIT _cr_, OFF.
02 21 05 04 CDR OFF.
02 21 05 05 LMP FDA/ seal=_, 50/15.
: 02 21 05 08 CDR Alright.
02 21 05 10 LMP Okay, at 2 minutes to go, we’ll hit the DHULTA-V
·rH_ST A, NOPd4AL.
02 21 05 15 CDR Alright.
02 21 05 21 IMP I’m going to give you a GO – –
02 21 05 22 CDR At that point there?
02 21 05 23 CMP Yes.
02 21 05 26 LMP At 2 minutes to go?
02 21 05 27 CDR Hey, you know the one thing – The problem is we
didn’t go to trim.
02 21 05 33 LMP Yes, I said trim – it goes to trim – –
i
02 21 05 35 CDR Okay.
f
02 21 05 36 LMP Or zero.
02 21 05 37 _._ It’s to trim!
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02 21 05 38 CMP It is? Okay.
02 21 05 39 L_P Yes.
02 21 05 41 CDR On that horizou, boy, I can’t see squat out there.
02 21 05 _7 LMP You want us to turn off your lights to cheek it?
02 21 05 49 C_5_ Hey, I got the moon.
02 21 05 51 L_AP Do you?
– 02 21 05 52 Cbt_ RiGht below us.
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_, 02 21 05 54 CDR Okay.
02 21 05 55 ku[P It is below us?
02 21 05 56 Ci’5° Yes, sm.d it’s – –
02 21 05 57 LMP Oh, my God’ o
02 21 05 58 CDR What’s wrong?
02 21 05 59 LMP Look at that!
02 21 06 00 CDR Well, come on – Let’s – _nat’s, what’s the –
02 21 06 02 CMP 69: 06.
02 21 06 04 CDR Stand by, we’re all set.
02 21 06 08 CDR 213, 212. I
02 21 06 12 LMP Okay. 69:06:20.
02 21 06 16 LMP Okay. DELTA-V THRUST A, NO._._AI,.
02 21 06 19 CDR NOP&LKL.
02 21 06 20 L_[P TRANSLATIONAL HA_D CONTROl,LEE, ARM2_D.
02 21 06 22 CDR ARMED.
02 21 06 23 LMP ROTATIONAL HA_ND CONTROLI_ER, both, APhiD.
02 21 06 P_4 CDR ARMED.
02 21 06 25 LMP TAPE RECORDER’s going STOP – –
02 21 06 h5 LMP Well, I see two – Look at that – Fantastic!
02 21 06 47 CMP Yes.
02 21 06 50 LMP See itt Fan – f_ntastie, but you know, I still have
trouble telling the holes from the bumps.
02 21 06 55 CDR Alright, alright, come on. You’re going to look at
that for a long time. f
02 21 07 07 I_5_ 20 hours, is that it?
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02 21 07 17 CDR Okay. I
02 21 07 19 LMP Coming up 07:h5; DSEY should blank.
02 21 07 22 CDR 1 minute. Come on, Jim, let’s watch it real good.
I
02 21 07 30 C%[P I’m proceeding on 99-
02 21 07 45 CDR DSKY blank.
02 21 07 46 LMP Okay. Okay, average g, ON; FLIGHT RECORDER’s going
to RECORD; E_,_ MODE, AUTO.
02 21 07 56 CMP AUTO.
02 21 07 57 I_MP Check PIPA bias.
02 21 07 59 I24P No ullage required. Standing by for engine ON enable.
Proceed when you get it.
02 21 08 07 6%5° Okay.
02 21 08 08 LMP Start your watch when you get ignition.
02 21 08’12 I24P Stand by for – DELTA-V, NOP__&L, B.
02 21 08 16 CMP ENABLED.
02 21 08 21 CDR 1 second, 2 seconds; alright, how’s every – –
/ 02 21 08 2_ LMP We got them. Pressure’s holding good.
02 21 08 28 CDR Alright. Everything’s good over here, so far.
02 21 08 30 LMP Everything is looking good.
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! 02 21 08 37 CDR 15 seconds.
02 21 08 40 L_[P That’s four ball valves; everything is great.
02 21 08 42 CDR Okay.
02 21 08 43 LMP Pressures are coming up nicely.
02 21 08 45 CDR Atright.
02 21 08 59 [,_’? Everything is great.
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i 02 21 09 03 CMP Be the longest 4 – –
02 21 09 04 CDR Long burn.
02 21 09 17 CMP She holding good?
02 21 09 19 CDR Drifting a little bit in roll.
02 21 09 26 LMP Good shape. P check?
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02 21 09 30 CDR 100.
02 2] 09 36 LMP EMS is counting down.
02 21 10 04 CDR Jesus, 4 minutes?
,’ 02 21 10 20 CDR 2 minutes.
02 21 10 28 CDR How’s it doing, Bill?
02 21 10 30 L_ Great shape. Pressures are holding. Helium’s
coming down nicely. All other systems are GO.
02 21 10. 48 CDR Okay.
02 21 10 50 LR[P We’re past 2 minutes; we’re in mode 30.. Free area
for flange TF2,[P. Everythin 6 is looking good.
02 21 11 14 C5[° Longest 4 minutes I ever spent.
02 21 11 17 LMP You know, it seems like about 3g’s.
02 21 1! 20 LS[P 3 minutes.
02 21 11 24 C_5_ Okay, you’re running a little bit longer on the
time on the computer. I got 58:65 – Stand by.
02 21 11 39 LMP We’re looking good, Fra-nk.
02 21 11 40 CS_P 48 seconds.
02 21 12 00 C55o 28. .
02 21 12 17 C_5o Stand by. ‘_-
02 21 12 18 CDH Okay.
02 21 12 20 C_L_ It went a little bit over, I +h_nk.
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_, 02 21 12 24 I24P 5 – –
02 21 12 25 C5-5_ What would – –
02 21 12 26 I2._ 4, 3 – –
02 21 12 27 C2_P Move it over.
02 21 12 28 L_P 2, 1 –
02 21 12 29 CDR Shutdown.
02 21 12 30 CMP Okay.
02 21 12 31 CDR Okay, go ahead.
02 21 12 32 L_P Okay, DELTA-V THRUST, A and B, OFF.
02 21 12-33 CDR OFF.
02 21 12 34 I2._ Verify thrust is OFF; it is OFF; helium valves are
okay; pressure is static; FLIGHT RECORDER – okay,
$PS, GIMBAL MOTORS, four, OFF, slowly.
02 21 12′ _6 C_._ Okay.
02 21 12 47 CDR 1, OFF.
02 21 12 48 I_MP Got it.
02 21 12 49 CDR 2, OFF.
02 21 12 50 L_&P Got it.
02 21 12 51 CDR 3, OFF.
02 21 12 52 LMP Got it.
02 21 12 53 CDR 4, OFF.
02 21 12 54 L_E_ Got it. TVC SERVO POWER, I and 2, OFF.
02 21 12 56 CDR 1, OFF; 2, OFF.
02 21 12 57 L_t_ FLIGHT RECOPd)ER’s OFF; MAIN BUS tie’s going OFF;
A is OFF; B is OFF.
02 21 13 13 L_? Okay, go w_th it; proceed.
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{ 02 21 13 15 CMP Okay, null resid – proceed.
{-
02 21 13 16 CDR Proceed.
02 21 13 17 LMP Null residuals.
!
! 02 21 13 19 CDR Hold it a second or we’re not going to null any.
! 02 21 13 23 L_ Okay, RECORD.
02 21 13 25 CMP Okay.
02 21 13 27 LMP Okay, get the DELTA-V .
02 21 13 3_ CMP Okay, DELTA-V .
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02 21 13 34 CDR Minus 20.1.
02 21 13 35 L_K° Okay. _ function, OFF.
02 21 13 38 CDR EMS function, OFF.
02 21 13 40 LMP EMS MODE, ST_YDBY.
02 21 13′ 41 CDR STA_fDBY.
02 21 13 J_3 LMP B_.iAGMODE, three, RATE 2.
02 21 13 45 ChIP Attitude?
02 21 13 46 CDR RATE 2.
02 21 13 47 LMP DF_J)BAND, MAX.
02 21 13 h8 CDR DEADBfuND, MAX.
02 21 13 52 CDR Okay.
02 21 13 53 CSfP V
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02 21 13 55 LMP TRANS CONTROLLER POWER, OFF.
02 21 13 56 CDR OFF.
02 21 13 57 LMP ROTATIONAL CONTROL POW_£R DIPgCT, OFF.
02 21 lh 00 CDR 0_F.
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¢’. 02 21 14 O1 LMP SPS PITCH 1 and 2, YAW 1 and 2 circuit breakers, OPEN.
02 21 14 05 CDR YAW I and 2, PITCH i and 2, OPEN.
02 21 14 09 LMP Pro – whenever you’re ready, proceed.
02 21 14 ll CMP Proceed.
02 21 14 12 L_ Okay, VERB 82, E_TER.
02 21 14 14 CMP VERB 82, F_YTER. Check it at zero; I’d better go to
zero, now.
d
02 21 14 22 CDR You want to put that _n the other state vector,
i too, don’t you?
02 21 14 25 C_ Yes.
02 21 14 26 CDR Got it.
i 02 21 14 31 LMP Congratulations, gentlemen, you’re at 00.
02 21 14 33 CDR Well, now is no time for congratulations yet.
02 2i 14 35 C_[P No, we get stuck with that on the carrier. Okay,
VERB 82, _TER.
02 21 14 40 CDR Right.
02 21 14 43 CMP Our state vector.
02 21 14 49 LMP Okay, you got it?
02 21 14 50 CMP We’re at 1691, minus 6005. Roger.
02 21 14 55 L_P Proceed.
02 21 14 58 CMP Proceed.
02 21 lb 59 .LMP 00, ET – –
02 21 15 00 CDR Go back to P00.
02 21 15 02 I2qP 00, Ei_ER.
02 21 15 03 CDR Wait – wait ._ minute. Okay.
02 21 15 04 LMP We go to 37 a_nd then PO0, thoush.
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O2 21 15 ll LMP VERB 66, ENTER.
02 21 15 13 CMP VERB 66, ENTER.
02 21 15 15 CDR That’s it. Dig out the flight plan.
02 21 15 17 LMP Whew! Well, we answered it. They’re meteorites,
aren’t they (laughter)?
02 21 15 22 C_ Hey, I don’t see a thing. Where are we?
02 21 15 2_ I_.? It looks like a big – looks like a big beach do_n there.
02 21 15 28 CDR Let me have the flight plan.
02 21 15 29 CMP Holy cow, {t’s completely blank here.
02 21 15 31 CDR Okay, Jim, you want to –
02 21 15 35 CMP Have we got all the gimbal motors off and all that
sort of thing?
02 21 15 37 L_ Yes. sir.
02 21 15 h5 CDR You want to take some pictures, Bill?
02 21 15 27 LMP Let’s just go by the – whatever the flight plan
says there.
02 21 15 50 CDR Alright.
02 21 15 53 CDR Let’s see what it says to do. SPS monitor, you’re
al/ through with that? C&_era P_-CEP.
02 21 15 59 LS[P Okay, Jim ha_ got %o get them out or I’ll have f.o –
one of us – both of us probably had best get them out.
02 21 16 02 CMP Yes, I’ll Just tS&e a look here a minute,
02 21 16 11 ChIP Which ones are the craters?
02 21 16 15 Lb5_ Don’t we – we have a lot of time for looking; let’s
get those c_neraz out. Here, do you w_t %o stick
those in, Jim? Please, when you go by?
02 21 16 31 I2.__ GDC ali£ned _uld key align to I,..U _ /PO._’kiTE.
02 21-16 37 CDR Okr’.3′. OEP. RATE, ]tLnar po_er.
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, 02 21 16 40 LMP Can I call a VERB 83 here, Jim?
02 21 16 45 CMP Oh, you’re within –
: 02 21 16 47 LMP Huh?
02 21 16 48 CMP Yes, you can do that. You’re below 482 miles or
whatever it is.
02 21 17 00 CDR 197.
02 21 17 02 CMP Huh? What are you doing?
02 21 17 04 LMP What do you need? Who’re you talking to, me?
02 21 17 06 CMP Yes, I thought you said something about VEPJB 97?
02 21 17 09 LMP Oh.
02 21 17 11 C_[P You get the c_era ecluipment, and I’ll get this stuff out.
02 21 17 18 L_5° Okay, what’s our camera configuration: Frank?
02 21 17 21 CDR Okay, stand by a minute while I get – –
02 21 17 23 LMP Call them out rea/ loud, because I’m going off the air.
02 21 17 35 CDR Alright, I’m supposed to – Let’s see, 16; 18; new C;
exposure, 1/250th; 1 foot per second; one MAG.
02 21 17 44 LMP …
02 21 17 53 CDR Yes, new C.
02 21 17 55 LMP Check.
02 21 17 56 CDR Right.
02 21 18 08 CF_ Hey, you know something; it’s gray, huh?
02 21 18 l0 CDR Yes.
02 21 18 20 CDR Okay, I’ve got to roll right, so watch out.
02 21 18 25 CMP Go easy on those thrusters. 1
02 21 18 34 _[P (Singing)
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02 21 18 35 CDR Have you got that thing running, Bill?
02 21 18 37 LMP What’s that, Frank?
02 21 18 38 CDR The camera?
02 21 18 _3 LMP …
02 21 18 _8 CMP Yes. Just a minute.
02 21 19 10 LMP …, Frank. You got the cameras …
02 21 19 15 CDR 2; 150th; new; B&W; MAG D.
02 21 19 18 LMP …
02 21 19 19 CDR 1 – 1; 80; B&W; 1/250th.
02 21 19 27 CMP Okay.
02 21 19 32 LqP Okay, let’s get a lens.
02 21 19 35 C_[P 2, 1507
02 21 19 38 CMP 50 millime – –
02 2] 19 39 CDR 2; 150; ne’_; black and white; _AG D.
02 21 19 h3 I_MP I’ve got _,UtGD.
02 21 19 _5 CMl° Okay. Okay, _S&G D. What kind of a camera?
70 millimeter?
02 21 19 5_ LMP … number 2 with this lens.
: 02 21 20 00 CMP Okay. What else? Filters?
02 21 20 06 CDR Doesn’t say anything about filters. Oh, yes, red
_ and black filter, U-4.
02 21 20 ll C55_ You got that? Okay.
02 21 20 16 CDR Something went flying down when we started burning,
didn’t it?
02 21 20 27 I_[P …
02 21 20 28 CDR Huh?
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02 21 20 30 LMP …
02 21 20 33 CDR No.
02 21 20 36 CMP Did I write on there that – the orbit we are in?
02 21 20 hO CDR It was Just what they told me, yes – 169.1 by 60.5.
02 21 20 43 CMP Okay. Okay, when I give the burn status report
there, will you –
02 21 21 17 CMP Say, look at – Can you put thcse cameras someplace?
Stash them against the hack of your bulkhead. Stash
t this back there, too.
f 02 21 21 32 CMP” Bey, you’re maneuvering quite rapidly.
02 21 21 35 CDR No, I’m not.
02 21 22 04 CMP Well. ;’
i 02 21 22 33 CMP Tape, Bill. Thank you.
, 02 21 22 41 LMP …
02 21 23 59 CDR Are these cameras all set up right?
02 21 24 Ot CDR Huh?
02 21 24 03 LMP …
02 21 24 08 CDR Huh?
02 21 24 09 LMP …
02 21 24 13 CDR Can I take one?
02 21 24 15 LMP …
02 21 24 BO CDR That’s what I thought: it doesn’t work.
02 21 24 38 CDR Well, that – the camera doesn’t work.
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02 21 24 40 LMP You want me to try it out?
02 21 24 42 CDR Yes.
‘ 02 21 24 46 L_[P … i
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02 21 25 06 CDR Huh? Does it work now?
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02 21 25 09 LMP …
02 21 25 l0 CDR We’re not that hard up; don’t worry about it.
02 21 25 15 CMP Listen, we’re not going to – –
L 02 21 25 18 CDR I Just want to take a picture.
02 21 25 21 CDR Ney, look; just slow dowu and take your time. Okay.
02 21 25 28 LMP f:8.
02 21 25 30 CDR f:8 at what?
02 21 25 35 LMP …
02 21 25 38 CDR Okay.
: 02 21 25 44 CDR Okay. Bill, get me MBFN, will you?
02 21 25 56 LMP AOS at 69:31.
02 2] 25 59 CDR Oh, is it that late? Okay, I thought it was –
02 21 26 13 CMP Can you see it? Huh?
I 02 21 26 15 LMP Yes, …
02 21 26 23 CDR It says I’m supposed to run one MAG here – of
16 millimeter; new color exposure, 1/250th, spot,
i foot per second.
02 21 26 35 L_P … flight plan …
02 21 26 42 C_[P Wait a second, Bill.
02 21 26 47 CDR Take your time; go slow.
02 21 26 55 LMP Did you take your bracket up?
02 21 26 58 CMP No.
02 21 26 59 I_5° –.
02 21 27 O0 CDH I’ll get it.
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,3 02 21 27 02 LMP …
02 21 27 03 CDR Where is it?
02 21 27 04 LMP …
02 21 27 06 _ Boy, there’re no shadows in those craters down
there. Are we near the subsolar point?
02 21 27 ll CDR Yes.
02 21 27 12 CMP The subsolar point?
02 21 27 13 CDR Yes, getting close to it.
02 21 27 16 CMP What’s Our attitude?
02 21 27 18 CDR Well, we’re pitch do_n. We’re going around it.
02 21 27 22 CMl° Are we heads up?
02 21 27 23 CDR Yes.
02 21 27 26 CDR Jim, have you unstowed the orbital charts?
02 21 27 28 CMP Yes, I’m in the process right now. I’ve got part
of them unstowed.
02 21 27 44 LMP …, Frank.
02 21 27 48 CDR Okay.
02 21 27 56 LMP …
02 21 28 19 CMP Why don’t we – Say, why don’t we temporarily stow it
someplace? You’re never going to use this thing at
all? I think you’re making a big mistake using that
250 millimeter.
02 21 28 28 LMP No, not on … because that’s ..
02 21 28 31 CMP Oh.
02 21 28 56 C%tP Well –
02 21 29 16 C_[P Where do we start doing the fan …….Frank?
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02 21 29 20 CDR Well, first of ali, we’ve got to get these c.mzlcras
._ set up.
02 21 29 28 CDR Bill_ that’s not in the flight plan_
02 21 29 42 CDR You waist me to teJie some pictures with that 16 millimeter?
02 21 29 _9 I35_ Fra_lk, …
02 21 29 52 CDR New color exposure, 1/250th, _pot, 1 foot per second;
one whole magazine they want.
02 21 29 57 L_ _ -..
02 21 30 iL CDR I need the canlera.
02 21 30 26 CDR What are you doing, Jim?
02 21 30 27 C5P Trying to figure out where we ame, Frank.
02 21 30 _4 C_._ Alr_gh_, : * it’ s 1] south, 118 west.
02 21 30 48 CDR is that all set.?
02 2] 3] 07 C_? Okey, we sh0u!._ be –
02 21 31 15 C5£_ We’r_ passing over Br_d rig’h_ now.
02 21 31 28 L_P Brexld?
02 21 31 29 Cb_’ Brand rig_ht about no;_.
02 21 31 36 C_,[P Holy cow, there’s no resolution wh=_=u – there’s no
shadows o_l the craters.
02 21 31 _6 C_,P Hey, there wc go. There we are.
02 21 31 49 L%Q_ …
02 21 31 53 C_K_ Is that Tsiolkovsky?
02 21 31 5h L%[P …
02 21 31 55 C_[P Okay, we’ll go upside down.
02 2] 33 56 CDR Well, list_m_ _,_ ]_ _¼_…. _._ th_ way it _J….c_., _”_,.
way you sey, ]eol_ ‘.+ th;_t
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i 02 21 31 59 LMP You have it all the way in, Frank?
02 21 32 02 CDR Yes. There’s a stop on that thing; it won’t go sa]y
higher than that.
02 21 32 08 CMP Gee, you ought to get a picture of Tsiolkovsky.
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! 02 21 32 10 I_[P …
I 02 21 32 15 CMP Hey, am going get any …
how I to with this window
; the way it is?
02 21 32 20 CMP Frank?
02 21 32 25 CDR I don’t know, Jim.
02 21 ,32 26 CMP I’m going to have to use another windoW.
02 21 32 28 CDR Okay.
02 21 32 36 IMP …
02 21 32 38 CMP Okay, here we go.
02 21 32 ’43 Cb5_ Houston, Apollo 8.
02 21 33 03 CDR What do you w_–ntthis on, Bill?
02 21 33 05 C55_ Oh, where’s the other flight plan?
02 21 33 08 _ Okay, be about – Going to f:8, Frank.
02 21 33 14 CDR f:87
02 21 33 15 IMP And we Just passed the subsolar point.
02 21 33 22 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
02 21 33 29 CDR Houston, this is Apollo 8. Over.
02 21 33 38 C_[P Yo u through with the flight plan?
02 21 33 41 CDR No.
‘,4:
02 21 33 42 C_.5° Can I have that other f2_ght plan when you get a chance?
02 21 33 45 CDR Are yo u hooked on to them, Bill?
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it 02 21 33 h6 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Over.
02 21 33 47 CDR Houston, Houston, this is Apollo 8. Over.
02 21 33 50 LMP He’s answering you.
02 21 33 51 CMP Go ahead, Houston. This is Apollo 8. Burn complete.
Our orbit is 160.9 by 60.5 – 169.1 by 60.5.
02 21 3h 14 CDR Are we on the high gain, Jim? Bill?
02 21 3k 18 L_ Give me a VERB 6h, Frank.
02 21 34 20 CDR What are you doing here? Let’s get rid of that.
02 21 34 26 C_ Houston, Apollo 8.’
02 21 34 28 CDR VEPJ3 6h.
02 21 3h B0 CDR I don’t .think we – –
02 21 34 32 C_5_ Roger. You are comi_g b very weak. Our orbit is
169 by 60.5-
02 21 3h 38 CDR Give them the whole report there, Jim.
02 21 34 42 C_5_ I think I’m talking to myself.
02 21 34 44 CDR Why don’t you get a Roger for the dump we sent them?
02 21 34 49 I2,°5 Okay, that’s – Let me go into h_gh gain.
02 21 35 31 CDR Can you get them, Bill?
02 21 35 32 LMP We got them.
02 21 35 35 CDR Houston, Apo/lo 8. How do you read? How do you
‘ read Apollo 8, Houston?
02 21 35 37 LMP They’ve got a ground problem.
02 21 35 43 C_,5° You taking that at one frame per second?
02 21 35 46 Li,_ Yes, that’s what it says to.
02 21 35 49 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
02 21 35 5 It CDR I hear – They’re reading us now.
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02 21 35 57 C_ There we go. Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
02 21 36 08 CDR Are we hooked on with the high gain?
02 21 36 10 _ Yes, sir.
02 21 36 14 CMP They came through at one time, didn’t they?
02 21 36 16 CDR Yes.
02 21 36 25 CC Apollo 8, Apollo 8, this is Houston, Houston. Over.
02 21 36 30 _P Okay.
02 21 36 31 CDR Roger, Houston. We read you loud and clear. How
do you read us?
02 21 36 36 CC Apollo 8, this is Houston. Reading you loud and
clear now. And verify your EVAPORATOR WATER CONTROL
panel switch to the AUTO position. Over.
02 21 36 48 C_,£-‘ Is it?
02 21 36 49 CDR It is in AUTO.
02 21 36 50 CMP Roger – –
02 21 36 51 CDR Roger. It is in AUTO.
02 21 36 53 CDR Go ahead, Jim, with it.
02 21 36 55 CC Roger.
02 21 36 58 CDR Well, look here – this DSKY is way up.
02 21 36 59 C_’5°’ Burn status report as follows: Burn on time, burn
time 4 minutes 6-1/2 seconds; V minus 1.4; attigx
tude nominal; no trim; V was zero; V was plus 0.2;
gy gz
DELTA-V e vas minus 20.2; orbit 169.1 by 60.5.
02 21 37 47 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. The burn on time, burn
time was 4:06.5, V is minus 1.4.
gx
02 21 38 05 CDR Bill, how come this is so high here now?
02 21 38 08 L_ o …
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02 21 38 10 CDR Huh?
02 21 38 12 L_[P I’m checking the fan out.
02 21 38 13 CDR Is it alright?
· 02 21 38 14 I24P I’ll let you know.
02 21 38 20 CC ADollo 8, Houston. Verify your EVAP WATER CONTROL on
I panel 382 in AUTO; your EVAP OUT temperature is high. Over.
i
02 21 38 31 CDR Roger; standing by.
02 21 38 38 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. Roger; PRIMARY EVAP is AUTO;
H2 flow, AUTO. Do you recommend activating the
i secondary water boiler?
! 02 21 38 53 CC Roger; copy, stand by.
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, 02 21 38 57 CDR Now, Jim, let’s get this problem squared away here,
or we won’t be going _-ny-_here.
02 21 39 03 CDR We’re not boiling, Ji – Bill?
02 21 39 04 LqP No.
02 21 39 ll CC Apollo 8, this is Houston. Reverify manual valve on
panel 382, EVAPORATOR WATER CONTROL, AUT0_,[ATIC. Over.
!
, 02 21 39 20 CDR Roger; verified.
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02 21 39 25 _._ Any help down here?
02 21 39 26 I24P Well, you might reverify it again. It’s the one next
to the secondary one that you had turned on.
02 21 39 32 C,%_ Okay.
02 21 39 38 CC Apollo 8, this is Houston. Recommend you activate
your secondary water evaporator.
02 21 39 52 CDR Secondary EVAP coming on the line.
02 21 39 56 CC Roger.
02 21 40 01 C._t_ Secondary evaporator is in AUTO.
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02 21 40 03 I_ p Primary is the main one.
i k.
i 02 21 _0 05 Chip In AUTO.
02 21 hO 07 CDR It dried up.
02 21 20 09 CF[P Can you get water to it?
02 21 hO 21 CDR How’s the secondary one – primary one doing –
secondary one doing, Bill?
02 21 hO 25 IJ4P Secondary one is doing great.
02 21 hO 27 CDR It’s operating?
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02 21 20 21 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Turn off your DSE, and we’ll
. go to HIGH bit rate. Over.
02 21 20 28 CDR Roger.
02 22 02 58 L_t° We completed target 72 strip and target 90 strip and
the terminator photography to the south.
02 22 03 13 62.5_ Okay, we’re going to get updates. And a P52. i
02 22 03 27 CDR Roger.
02 22 03 29 I2._P Can I have the other lunar flight plan there, Jim?
02 22 0B 32 CDR Houston, for your information, – –
02 22 03 33 C_’5_ Yes.
02 22 03 3h CDH – – we lost radio contact at the exact second we predicted.
02 22 03 25 CDR Are you sure ySu didn’t turn off the transmitters
‘ at that time?
02 22 03 58 CDR While these other guys all are lookirg at the moon,
I want to make sure we got a good SPS, so how about
giving me that report when you can?
02 22 0% 12 CDE And we want a GO for every REV, please. Or otherwise,
we’re going to -TEI along with every REV.
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02 22 04 36 CDR Are we on high gain, Bill?
‘ 02 22 04 38 _._ Yes.
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02 22 04 42 CDR Well, this is … see if I can …
02 22 04 44 T_ Yes.
02 22 05 04 C_ Here’s the – I’ll bet you that’s what we’re supposed to do.
02 22 05 09 CDR I wouldn’t know.
02 22 05 11 _ …
02 22 05 15 CDR Have you got the DELTA counter over there, please?
02 22 05 58 LMP Those two strips and the terminator photography on camera 1
Were taken on magazine E which is now reading – 29 exposures.
02 22 06 17 CDR How are you doing, Bill?
02 22 06 18 LMP Getting it done.
02 22 06 21 C_ …
02 22 06 31 C_ I don’t think so. Okay, I’m going out …
02 22 06 36 LMP What did you take a picture of, Frank? Do you remember …?
02 22 06 43 LMP And Frank took a – took a picture on camera 2,
magazine A, which is now reading 40.
02 22 07 04 LMP Now we’re going to change – take off magazine A.
02 22 07 10 CDR Jim, didn’t I hand you a magazine over there?
02 22 07 14 C_ Yes, I …
02 22 07 18 LMP Okay, what I meant for you to do …
02 22 07 27 CDR Negative.
02 22 07 35 CMP Okay, we have …
02 22 07 43 CDR Negative, we’ll have breakfast in a little while here.
02 22 08 18 L_ We’re in the dark now?
02 22 08 23 C_ Well, it looks -sure looks that way.
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1 02 22 08 48 CDR What was it, Bill?
02 22 08 50 LMP Capella.
02 22 08 53 CMP Okay.
02 22 09 G1 CDR Have you charged these batteries, Bill?
02 22 09 03 LMP Never did …
c
02 22 09 06 CMP Okay, I’ll … lights out … I could Just mark
them without even – –
02 22 09 11 LMP Earth – earthshine is about as expected, Houston. It’s
not as much detail, of course, as in the sunlight, but
you can see the – the large craters quite distinctly,
and you can see the albedo contacts quite distinctly. And
also, the – There’s a good three-dimensional view of the
rims of the larger craters.
02 22 09 42 Chip … Wait a minute.
02 22 09 52 I_iP I think our high-speed film will be able to pick
some of this stuff up quite w_il.
02 22 l0 03 CDR Oh, right over …
02 22 l0 24 LMP Have you got your camera …?
02 22 10 33 CDR All balls.
02 22 l0 43 CMP Okay. M_nus 3077, plus 3017, plus 3065.
02 22 ]1 07 CDR Okay, the next thing we put up is my …
02 22 ll 13 LMP Okay, Jim, go ahead and eat.
02 22 l/ 16 ChiP Okay, let me see whether I have this …
02 22 11 21 LMP … are okay, Frank?
· 02 22 ll 28 _ EPS is alright?
02 22 ll 38 LbiP … should expect my … later.
02 22 11 49 LMP This th_ng must be … Oh no, don’t tell mc the
thing dried out.
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.] 02 22 11 55 LMP No, the boiler isn’t acting up; it Just dried out.
02 22 12 30 CDR Did you verify all the systems?
02 22 12 33 LMP Yes. We have sunset at –
_ 02 22 12 35 CDR Not too long.
02 22 12 42 CDR Go ahead with your information on the filters, Houston.
‘ 02 92 12 49 CMl=’ Boy, that – –
02 22 13 37 CDR Go ahead.
02 22 14 02 CDR Go ahead.
02 22 14 25 CDR We got you.
02 22 14 28 CMP … wrong with the TV picture …
02 22 14 40 _ Now don’t – Let’s not even screw with the telephoto,
okay, Frank?
02 22 14 45 CDR Right.
02 22 14 47 CMP Well, ought to use that wide angle. Then you could really – –
02 22 14 49 LMP Jim? Have you got time to get that red filter out
of there or not?
02 22 14 53 C_5_ Out of where?
02 22 14 54 IMP Out of that other – I’ll get it; I’ll get it.
02 22 14 58 CMP Did you see that other map around here someplace?
02 22 15 00 CDR Yes, the – the flat one?
02 22 15 02 CMP No, I’ve got the flat one; the other – folded one.
02 22 15 26 CMP Well, I’m not worried about these …, but I am about ‘
the, other two.
02 22 15 33 CDR Houston, o11o 8. Standing by to record TEI 1 and TEI 2.
02 22 15 54 CDR Roger; underst_d.
02 22 16 03 CMP Where is the flight plan?
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i ‘ 02 22 16 12 CDR You’re getting that red filter?
; 02 22 16 15 CMP Yes, I got it.
02 22 16 26 CDR Roger; we could feel the chug when we threw in bank B.
Not a chug, but we could feel the additional thrust.
02 22 16 36 CMP Mere you go.
02 22 16 41 IMP Houston, be advised on this red-blue filter technique
on the _ that you cannot slide the two filters out
of the way with them taped onto the TV cameras, so I
suggest you use red-blue, and then take them off.
02 22 17 14 CMP Did you use 83?
02 22 17 16 CDR Huh?
02 22 17 17 CMP Did you use VERB 83?
02 22 17 19 LMP Roger; you don’t want th_ fed filter; you want the
blue by itself. Is that correct?
02 22 17 41 LMP Roger; in work.
02 22 17 45 L_5_ Tape, Jim, please.
02 22 17 46 CMP Tape?
02 22 18 02 CMP You got enough there?
02 22 18 ll LMP Now give me _n …
02 22 18 19 C5_ Here – I got …
02 22 18 28 I_5° Frank, what else have you got, …?
02 22 18 41 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
02 22 19 00 CDR We will not do that; we’re going to stick with the
flight plan, and make the best we can here.
02 22 19 l0 CDR As usual, in the rea] world, the flight plan looks
a lot fulIer than it did in Florida.
02 22 19 26 CMP …
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t] 02 22 19 29 LS_ Well, I know we may need it. I got some more for you …. remember02
22 19 36 C_ Huh?
02 22 19 37 LMP Did you bring the temporary stowage bag?
02 22 19 39 CMP … Here it is. Yes. (Laughter) …
02 22 19 46 L_ What other crises … by th_ board? Ii
! 02 22 19 49 LMP I don’t need _ny if you want to know. After what I’ve
got in my pocket, I (laughter) can go anyplace for a while.
02 22 19 56 CMP Well, how could they …?
P
02 22 20 08 I24P Well, that kind of makes …
02 22 20 22 LMP How about Just holding that … tape … The thing
is, the d_mn thing has 16 moving parts.
02 22 20 39 LMP Well, I got it, but … I’ll bet – You can Just put
a piece of tape on it so it stays …
02 22 20 59 C5_ Okay, what’s this coming up …? … coming up here.
02 22 21 03 CMP At 71 hours – exactly – it’s 70:21 right n_. The
realignment has been completed already. It’s an eat
period for Bill, eat period Dot myself; prepare to do
GDC align to the _._. Okay, at 70:55 – –
02 22 21 23 CDR … i
02 22 21 25 C_ Okay, yes, let me … At 70:55, you’re going to pitch
up your ORDEAL 180, 250, and 00.
02 22 21 37 CMP Okay …. kud we’re going to have to share a
window here, Bill at 71: – –
02 22 21 _7 LMP …
02 22 21 49 C_’_ Yes, because – I’ve got to get out the …
02 22 22 O1 L_ Orbital photos.
02 22 22 2± C_,_ Well, I was re_ worried about the evaporator.
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02 22 22 44 LMP Fra Justnk,boldthat’sit anthed -best like Ithat can doand fortakeyou.the Ifpictuyoure. can
02 22 22 52 I_MP Okay, now look, can you – could you stick that …
stick it in the bolder behind your head. I’ll bake
i that film out of your way – get a chance, stow it,
it that’ll be the best thing to do.
i 02 22 23 36 LMP Okay.
02 22 23 46 LMP Jim, did you get that flight plan?
02 22 23 48 CMP Yes, I got it right down here …
02 22 23 56 LMP Why don’t we keep it right in here, I guess and –
! 02 22 23 59 CMP _’=i1, listen, how about – now … Okay, …
r
i 02 22 24 04 L_ We could use Frank on the keypunch for the control point.
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02 22 24 07 CMP Yes, either way, it makes no difference because you
have that – –
02 22 24 10 CDR I’ve got a keypunch here. I …
02 22 24 1_ CMP Yes, I think, Frank, … the attitude.
02 22 24 22 _ Okay, Frank, you want to configure your 16-millimeter
camera as follows: you’ve got 2/3 of a magazine in there.
02 22 25 05 I_ ° Okay, we’re sticking – ma6azine J onto the 16-millimeter
camera, and removing magazine H. We h_.d magazine H
running at one frame per second, and what was the f-stop –
! you remember? f:8 all the way through the pass; we didn’t
get around to cha_ngin_ the f-stop.
02 22 25 28 CDR Alright, through the pass.
02 22 25 32 LMP Okay, now it starts at f:2.8, 1/250th of a second.
Sorry, but I got the wrong …
02 22 25 44 CMP …
02 22 25 _5 LM2° One – f:2.8, one frame per second.
02 22 25 h9 CDR 2.8?
, 02 22 25 50 L_P Right.
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02 22 25 55 CDR Go ahead?
02 22 25 56 CMP Yes.
02 22 26 O1 LMP Well, Frank, I’m going to have to give you – Would you
remind me to give you new e×_osures every now and then
as on this map? i’ll have – I’ll have the map right in
front of me so I can … without any trouble. The only
thing is you have to remind me.
02 22 26 22 LMP Okay. Tell them I’ve got the earth in the sextant.
02 22 26 48 LMP Okay, Frank? Would you start the 16-millimeter camera
when you’re coming across the terminator with the pass. Okay?
02 22 26 _ LMP I’ll take the spotmeter readings and be able to tell you
wh%t the … when we’re all set for TV, and then …
02 22 27 12 L_P I’m ready for a map update.
02 22 27 18 CMP Man, this is really exciting.
02 22 27 26 LMi° Roger, and we’re standing by for a map update.
02 22 27 42 C_[P Houston, Apollo 8. Just for your information, after we
completed P52, I have acquired the earth in thc sextant.
Quite a sight from here.
02 22 27 56 CMP Okay, 02 purge set.
02 22 28 09 CDR How are the system’s experts on the SPS coming, Jerry?
02 22 28 32 CDR Let’s put that over there.
02 22 28 46 CDR Thank you.
02 22 29 08 CDR … You’ve been living on emotions …
o222 29 n ¢_ …
02 22 29 21 CDR … those last two REV’s …
02 22 30 49 CDR Roger; 5 minutes of HIGH bit – –
02 22 44 36 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. We’re in the process of preparing
meal 4, day – correction, day 4, meal A.
02 22 45 29 CDR … get me the hot water …
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02 22 h5 44 CMP … thc sextant …
02 22 46 06 CMP How’s that flight pl_q-ulooking …?
02 22 46 29 CDR A little bit of – a little bit of – Left yaw – a little bit.
02 22 47 16 laMP we’ll Just have to get one. But you can’t for
30 minutes … Well, you can …
02 22 47 28 CMP Who wants hot water, quick?
02 22 47 29 LMP I do ….
02 22 48 ll LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
02 22 48 18 LMP Are you going to be able to dump that tape prior to LOS?
02 22 48 37 LMP Thank you.
02 22 48 48 LMP This is a report of the photography accomplished on REV 1.
We got target 68, target 72, target 90, and the terminator
photography – near-side terminator, REV l, south. I had
cameras i and 2 configured properly. Camera – camera 2
now reads – simply one exposure on MAG G. That’s the
high speed; we’ve had zero exposures on MAG 0.
02 22 54 22 LMP Okay, that’s up to the right.
; 02 22 54 43 CMP Okay, at 70:55, we’re going to pass over – …
02 22 54 51 CDR We’ve got to get the TV going here now …
02 22 54 54 LS[P Okay, MAG D – was on camera 2.
02 22 54 58 CMP What?
02 22 55 03 LMP One exposure – two exposures at this time. We had
; one exposure on _[_G A.
02 22 55 25 LMP MAG E was used for the targets previously mentioned,
and is now indicating 30 – 30 exposures; that’s MAG Echo.
02 22 55 35 CDR 6o ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
02 22 55 h3 CDR Thank you. , ,
02 22 55 55 LMP Magazine – magazine J was on the 16-millimeter c’_-mera, run
at one frame per second, starting about 10 minutes after LOI –
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02 22 56 19 CMP Okay, this is …
09 22 56 32 LMP Thank you.
02 22 56 40 LMP MAG H – When you’re through taking MAG H, I’ll …
02 22 57 00 LMP MAG H was on the 16-millimeter cam – –
02 22 57 02 CMP …
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02 22 57 03 LMP – – 16-millimeter camera, run at one frame per second,
at – Look at that f-stop.
02 22 57 lB CDR 8.
02 22 57 14 LMP On f:8 through the ‘entire REV.
02 22 57 26 LMP We now have MAG – What was that again, J? – MAG J
installed for the second pass.
02 22 57 50 CDR Are you all set with the TV, Bill?
02 22 57 52 _ Oh, we’ve got a long time.
02 22 57 54 CMP The TV doesn’t come until at 30 minutes …
02 22 57 58 LMP Next – next AOS?
02 22 58 01 C_5° … the flight plan.
02 22 58 ll CDR Next AOS is 30.
02 22 58 16 LMP 71:39.
02 22 58 17 CDR Yes.
02 22 58 18 CMP 71:30 would be …
02 22 58 20 CDR … half an hour.
02 22 58 23 C_[P Is that right?
02 22 58 24 L_ Yes.
02 22 58 25 C_[P Well, I guess we don’t do …
02 22 58 27 LMP No, we c_-u’t do them all at once.
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4_
02 22 58 45 CPS° … the earth …
02 22 58 46 LMP No.
02 22 59 02 61_ Are you going to …?
02 22 59 05 LMP I think you better yaw first …
02 22 59 09 L55° What was that time ag&in? 71:307
02 22 59 15 I2_P You don’t have AOS until 72:39 …
02 23 00 12 C_5_ Well, 12.2 is … 128.
02 23 00 19 6%5° … TV pass is …
02 23 00 39 LMP Well, I guess we could get it; you know this S-band is
actually just pointing a little – a little more under-
: neath than …
: 02 23 00 55 C_5_ Okay, Bill, while we’re going around here –
02 23 01 13 CDR How’s your time? Sunrise is 71:00.
02 23 01 20 C,_.IP Holy cow! We’re not too far away from …
02 23 01 27 L_SO … right? Ask Jim.
02 23 0] 36 C_’_5 Okay. Did you see my …?
i 02 23 01 39 CDR … camera … ‘
‘ 02 23 01 46 L_[° What does – what does it say there in the flight plan, Fre_2_?
02 23 01 52 C_5° Hey, Frank, think I should share your … the next …
because you’re going to maintain the position, aren’t you?
02 23 01 58 CDR …
02 23 01 59 C_5P I should get over there – Could you fly it from over here?
02 23 02 01 CDR Huh? _:’
02 23 02 03 C,_£> Now you’ve got to maintain a position in the …
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02 23 02 06 CDR Well, that’s Just to … whenever _e fly … with the COAS …
02 23 02 16 CDR T_’-yingto 5et up here.
02 23 02 18 C_P Well, look here ….
02 23 02 23 CDR It doesn’t say anything about that.
02 23 02 37 C_,_ Let me see if I can get up here … Yes, I Just …
02 23 03 07 C_,E’ What do you want me to dot
02 23 03 13 I2,_ What do you wmnt to do about this television?
02 23 03 15 C_cP –.
02 23 03 19 L_5_ Well, you c_n go on and describe where we are.
02 23 03 20 CDR Still got that …, Bill?
02 23 03 23 L_’E_ i don’t see it.
02 23 03 2[; C>? B_]!, why dgn’t you Just worry e%out th_· television
as far as …
02 23 03 53 I2_ You see the terminator yet, Frank’!
02 23 03 55 CDR Yes.
02 23 03 58 L_E_ Are you pitched do-_n – to the ho_izon?
02 23.04 00 CD[< Yes, do_.l.
02 23 0_ 02 C_.fi _ Okay, I’ve got the terminator.
02 23 04 06 C_._[ Alright, the te_ninator is just coming over right now.
02 23 04 08 CDR You want your cmmera going, Bill?
02 23 04 10 I2Z_ Start at – Just start it a little past the te_::%nator –
Don’t start a track until you get tne terminator.
02 23 04 21 C:,? Okay, let me …
02 23 01; 55 C>[_ Well, I th.,ught we’d bt,fret – Bi]], you’ve got – I
guess you’ve got your ………. _’ -” ‘_’_’_ , right?
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02 23 05 08 C55° What’s the crater Just before we get the terminator?
; The big one?
02 23 05 12 IMP It’s America.
02 23 05 14 C_4P No, no, that’s the real big one.
02 23 05 15 CMP/LMP It’s – –
02 23 05 16 CMP It’s the one that’s coming up right now.
02 23 05 18 LMP Von Braun and America.
02 23 05 23 C_ This one right down here, Bill? Bill? Is that von Braun?
02 23 05 28 I34P Yes …
02 23 05 34 CMP I think this is Freedman coming up.
02 23 06 10 CDR Have you got the terminator?
02 23 06 12 CMP Yes.
02 23 06 21 CS[P It might be …; no, I think it’s Freedman.
02 23 06 44 LMP Just run it whenever you are looking down there.
02 23 06 49 Ct,IF … take a look at … the flight plan.
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02 23 06 53 L_[P Give me that flight plan there real quick, will you, Frank?
02 23 07 04 LMP Okay, let’s track along the ground and run the
camera … time.
02 23 07 20 LMP Here – It’ll – At the terminator, it will be – 2.8,
and it’ll stay that way for a good while.
02 23 07 32 CMP …
.02 23 07 49 CDR …, we’re looking good.
02 23 08 1_ C._P Okay, starting on the right now, …
02 23 08 16 I3._t No, no, no, don’t – don’t write it down.
02 23 08 19′ C_&P Well, you’re going to get – –
· 02 23 08 20 I2,? No, _t – it – Wait, wa_t’ll it cot.es up – –
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02 23 08 22 CMP Well, why not? Why don’t you get it tracking?
That thing’s Just going into the terminator.
02 23 08 27 LMP Well, I’d wait, or you’re never going to make it through
the pass. It’s the other terminator that’s more important.
Just take a couple here, Frank.
02 23 08 32 CMP Alright. We should be over America right now.
02 23 08 47 LMP Now, we’re passing over America.
02 23 08 50 C5_ There she is.
02 23 08 51 LS[P And we’re coming up on yon Braun.
02 23 09 01 CMP Okay, we’re to the north of our track – –
02 23 09 03 LMP Yes.
02 23 09 04 CSIF – – aren’t we? No, we’re not! My gosh, we’re Just
about on it!
02 23 09 12 CMP Now, can you turn up the lights a little bit because
: we need this thing because we’re going to – turn the light …
02 23 09 21 C_,_5 We’re coming … right now …
02 23 09 hb, CDR You want this thing going now, Bill?
02 23 09 h5 LMP Yes, good. I
02 23 09 52 CDR 3.5 still?
02 23 10 O1 CDR Huh?
02 23 10 02 LMP Yes.
02 23 10 lh LMP I don’t think the angle is the best, though.
02 23 10 15 CMP …
02 23 10 20 CS[P Oh, you can see out of this one. Bill, this is good
lighting for one of those.
02 23 10 35 C_’°5 Take those pictures ….
02 23 10 48 LqP Okay, we got the six pictures of the ter_inator, south.
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02 23 11 08 I34P That’s the north, Jim. Isn’t this America sitting
. right out here – this big you – –
one? Or did
02 23 ll LI C_EP No, no, we’re over – still over America right now.
See look at this big picture. I’ve got the – I’ve
got the photograph on – –
02 23 ll 18 LMP Is this von Braun right here, th’is big – –
02 23 ll 19 CMP No, we’re right in the middle of Ame:ica, right now.
02 23 ll 25 CMP You’ve got two other craters sticking up …
02 23 ll 27 LMP Right in the middle of it? Are they those –
02 23 11 39 CDR You still want it at 3.5, Bill? I think I – –
02 23 ll 43 I34P I want you to keep it 2.8 until we’ve gone 7 minutes ….
02 23 ll 51 CMP Yes, I know. It doesn’t work; it goes out.
02 23 12 13 CMP There is the big … down below us.
02 23 12 17 LMP Is that it?
02 23 12 19 _ Yes ….. down south right now.
02 23 12 32 LMP Why, the rim of America is very hard to see, isn’t it?
02 23 12 36 CDR Yes.
i 02 23 12 38 CMP Yes.
02 23 12 39 LMP Okay, you’re right, here’s von Braun. This must be
yon Braun, here.
02 23 12 45 LMP Yes, okay.
0_ 23 12 46 C_5_ Boy, it sure feels like you’re running … Very pretty.
02 23 12 51 LMP Okay, getting target 10.
02 23 13 20 LMP Target 10 is MAG D, frame –
02 23 13 37 CMP You should have a big crater on the side of you there.
-_ ‘,,_02 23 13 57 CMP Okay.
I
02 23 14 09 C_[P _nere it is. Now the target should be Just straight ahead, i
02 23 15 12 Lu23 … target 12. I
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02 23 15 16 C_._ I see it. R_ght there, i
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03 O1 3h 25 CMP 42 seconds. 42.
03 01 34 28 I24P Give me a call when the DSKY blanks.
i 03 01 34 30 CDR Blnnki
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‘ 03 01 34 31 C_ Blank DSKY.
03 01 34 32 LF_ Okay. Average g is ON; FLIGHT RECORDER to RECORD;
to AUTO.
03 01 34 38 CDR AUTO.
03 O1 34 41 L_P Check PIPA bias.
03 O1 34 43 CMP Okay.
03 O1 34 44 L_5° Ullage as required.
03 O1 34 46 C_5° No ullage.
03 0t 34 47 L_5D Okay.
03 01 35 01 CMP ENABLED.
03 01 35 06 LMP !, 2 – –
03 01 35 08 L_/C_tO 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 –
03 O1 35 17 CDR Okay?
03 01 35 18 L_ Okay!
03 01 35 20 CDR Cutoff.
03 01 35 21 CMP Okay, cutoff.
03 O1 35 22 LMP SPS light, OFF; okay, DELTA-V THRUST A, OFF.
03 01 35 26 CDR OFF.
03 01 35 27 LMP Helium valves are CLOStD.
03 0] 35 28 L_[P Okay, barber pole; SPS OI_,Z_J_MOTORS, four, OFF, slowly. J
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03 01 38 12 LMP Proceed, and then line 37: 00, ENTER.
03 01 38 24 LMP ENTER VERB 66.
03 01 39 14 LMP Okay, SPS …
03 01 46 36 LMP Okay, let’s do the – on this DSEagain.
03 O1 46 48 LMP Now, I think we – I tol’d you earlier what I thought
I’d do … and I discovered that … I ended up with
the high-speed film, in one of the cameras – I believe
it was the second REV. And it’s my feeling that the –
target 12 was accomplished. And I believe that targets 10,
14, 16, and 19, and possibly 20 and 21 were taken
with high-speed film. What is important is you should
i know between which craters I changed to the other
camera. I believe that … and possibly T_runtius
.! were taken with the proper film. Also … probably
i 31 and 40. Terminator photography was taken at the
i end of the first REV, properly configured, as indicated
previously, …
03 O1 48 49 C_ One was at 26.
03 O1 48’56 LMI° Okay, terminator photography was accomplished at the
morning far-side terminator, … and I believe we
had the high-speed c_mera. We used the 16-millimeter
camera … with the proper f-stop. It’s been rather
; difficult to – to keep … on REV 2 ….
03 01 49 53 LMP Magazine U, I have 47 exposures used, and high speed
on 40 of them. We are now set up for macazine K for
the – training photography, and magazine U, 70 millimeter, …
03 O1 50 25 LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
03 01 50 39 LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
; 03 O1 50 _7 _4P Roger; read you loud and clear, and ready for the
burn status report.
03 O1 50 55 CDR Houston –
03 O1 50 56 LMP Roger; the bm_n was on time; 11 seconds; 0.2 was
Vgx; 1.8 VEy – that’s minus 1.8; minus 0.2 Vg z.
DELTA-V c was minus 20.4; VERB 82 gives us s.n apogee
of 62 and a perigee of 60.8.
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03 01 52 17 CDR Roger.
03 01 52 21 CMl) Hey, Bill.
03 01 52 22 LMP Yes.
03 01 52 23 CMP Are you looking for one of those ° …?
: 03 01 52 34 CMP … if _bat’s where you put it.
‘ 03 01 57 30 I_P … numb=_r 58, magazine – C.
03 01 59 04 LMP Houston, how are you reading Apollo 8?
03 01 59 14 L_[P You’re loud and clear.
· 03 02 00 47 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. We’re on high gain now if you
want to get the high-speed data to look at that burn.
03 02 01 O1 CDR Okay, I think I’ve made a mistake, on the last …
DSE … I’ve gotten confused here …. Can you hold
it for about 5 seconds – about 1 minute?
03 02 01 29 cDR Okay.
03 02 01 31 CMP Wait Just a second; 58 is not around – starting on
frame 61.
03 02 01 39 CDR Okay, you Gan dump the data now.
03 02 01 51 CDR Did you get it?
03 02 01 54 CDR Have you updated the –
03 02 06 43 IMP Houston, Apollo 8 …. meal 4, day – day 4, meal …
03 03 13 28 CDR Man, that’s a charm.
03 03 13 35 LMP Magazine E showing 95 exposures will be used for farside
terminetor south photography for REV 4 and
target 10 and 20 series which we believe were shot
by the high-speed film on REV 1. We’re using magazine I
and magazine D to do the vertical stereo. Both of
those show zero.
03 03 22 18 LMP Okay. Frame number 104 was taken into yon Bral_n –
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: 03 03 22 39 LMP – which showed an interesting little ridge down the
middle of it in one of the turtleback stills in one –
i in the little side crat – in the crater to the east.
03 03 23 06 LMP _e next exposure was taken at 75:23:06.
03 03 23 32 I24P Target 19.
03 03 23 39 IRP Exposure 116.
03 03 23 51 LMP And was taken at 1/60th of a second at 5.6 with the
terminator. We’ll do it at 250th – that’s good enough.
i
03 03 24 13 LMP Spotmeter readings vertically are recorded on the
map for lumens –
03 03 24 27 LMM And they’re all reading between 160 and 320.
03 03 24 36 L_ Oblique: about 4 in the – between 460 and 320.
03 03 25 39 LMP What time have you got, Frank?
03 03 25 42 CDR …
03 03 25 45 LMP Okay, going for target number 14, magazine E, frame 116.
03 03 26 22 L_SP ll6 will be a target-of-opportunity photo showing
some mountains on the horizon.
f 03 03 27 08 L_ Okay, camera number – vertical stereo camera was put
to 5.6 from 2.8 at 7.5:27.
03 03 28 02 LMP Huh?
03 03 28 42 LMP What time have you got, Frank?
03 03 28 46 CDR 75:28.
03 03 29 33 LMP Okay –
03 03 29 39 LMP What’s the time?
03 03 29 40 CDR 12:23.
03 03 29 41 I2[F Starting at 12:23 on the event tither, we’re going across
what I think is – is Washington, though it’s very hard
to tell.
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03 03 30 04 LMP Target 19 was taken with _t&G E, about frame 107;
series of thre_.
03 03 30 41 LMP Make it a series of four.
63 03 31 04 LMP Okay, we finished – target 19; four exposures on
frame 111.
03 03 31 26 LMP What’s your time, Frank?
03 03 31 30 CDR 14:05 …
03 03 31 52 LML° We should have put this over in your window. ]_ow
about – Can you take this in your window?
03 03 32 01 CDR Now, you want it while it’s running?
i 03 03 32 03 LMP Yes, go ahead. It’s getting in the way of this other one.
i 03 03 32 07 LMP I’ll count out the exposures for you.
03 03 32 12 LMP Yes.
! 03 03 32 PO _ Can you call out your time, Frank, please?
03 03 32 22 CDR 15 minutes.
03 03 32 23 LMP 147
i 03 03 32 24 CDR 15.
03 03 32 37 LMP Okay, target number 23; 15 minutes; frame 112.
03 03 33 06 LMP (Cough)
03 03 33 37 CDR I’ve got to use that (yawn) – I’ve got to roll right.
i 03 03 34 08 LMP Time, Fr_uk?
03 03 __4 11 CDR 16:55.
03 03 34 16 LMP Turn it to f:8 if you haven’t got it there already.
03 03 34 20 CDR That’s where it was when you handed it to me.
03 03 34 22 LMP Good.
, 03 03 35 10 CDR 17:15.
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03 03 35 11 T2_P Okay.
I
03 03 35 _5 Lb[P Fresh impact crater: MAG E, frame 117, about 18 minutes.
03 03 38 14 IMP Will you give me a VEPJ5 6J*, Frank?
03 03 38 21 LMP I’ve got a bunch of scraps here – they’re to be shot –
woulcl you give me the end %ape -‘-
03 03 38 2_ CDR …
03 03 38 30 LMP Okay.
03 03 38 3_ L_5_ Okay.
03 03 39 17 LMP Okay, frame – hope I’m not losing count here.
03 03 39 27 Lb_ Okay, definitely frame 114, target of opportunity,
extremely fresh impact crater.
03 03 39 46 L_5° Time: 75:39:30.
03 03 40 51 CDR You want to rotate in 6 minutes, Bill?
03 03 _0 56 L_rP Not now, I’m checking here.
03 _ _1 00 LS[P Frame 115, _uother extremely fresh impact crater taken
at 75:_i. If the window was a little more clear, I –
Looks like it might be up on the top of the hill.
03 03 _1 32 LMP What time do you have, Frank? Is it 20?
03 03 41 36 CDR 25 almost. 24:19 now.
03 03 _1 37 I24P Okay, let’s go.
03 03 41 42 LMP Did they give you a time to rotate?
03 03 41 47 CDR What?
03 03 41 48 I_ Did they give you a time to rotate?
03 03 41 51 CDR … wants me to rotate 75:46.
03 03 41 54 LMP Yes, we’ve got a ways to go yet.
03 03 41 57 CDR 3 minutes – No, it’s 5 minutes.
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03 03 42 31 LMP Okay, let’s go – f:ll.
a
03 03 46 06 C_[P What time are you supposed to be pitching up?
03 03 46 09 LMP I don’t pitch up until …
03 03 46 10 CMP Okay.
03 03 46 27 CDR Alright, we’re ·going to roll.
03 03 46 33 CDR Ready? Set.
03 03 46 47 LMP The impact crater was at – Just prior to subsolar
point on the south side, and the floor of it, didJl’t
really get to – There is one dark hole, and I couldn’t
get a quick enough look at it to see if it might be
anything volcanic.
, 03 03 47 30 CDR Oh, my God! Look at that picture over there! Here’s
the earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty!
03 03 47 37 L_5° Hey, don’t take that, it’s not scheduled.
03 03 47 39 CDR (Laughter) You got a color film, Jim?
03 03 47 46 L55_ Hand me that roll of color quick, will you – –
03 03 J47 48 C_I_ Oh man, that’s great!
03 03 47 50 Lb5_ – – Hurry. Quick.
03 03 47 54 CDR Gee.
03 03 47 55 CSLP It’s down here?
03 03 47 56 L_5_ just grab me a color. That color exterior.
03 03 48 O0 COP …
03 03 48 O1 L_SP Hurry up!
03 03 48 06 L_K_ Got one?
03 03 48 08 C_ Yes, I’m looking for one. C 368.
03 03 48 ll _ Anything, quick.
03 03 48 l’_ C_’.£P Here.
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03 03 48 17 L_5′ Wail, I think we missed it.
03 03 48 31 CMP Hey, I got it right here!
03 03 48 33 L55° Let – let me get it out this window. It’s a lot clearer.
03 03 48 37 C_4P Bill, I got it framed; it’s veryclear right here.
You got it?
03 03 48 41 LMP Yes.
03 03 48 _2 CDR Well, take several of them.
03 03 46 43 CMP Take several of them! Here, give it to me.
03 03 48 44 LS[P Wait a minute, let’s get the rig_lt setting, here
now; Just e_qlm down.
03 03 48 47 CDR Calm down, Lovell.
03 03 48 49 CMP Well, I got it ri – Oh, that’s a beautiful shot.
03 03 _8 54 C_5_ 250 at f:ll.
03 03 49 07 I_ Okay.
03 03 49 08 C_41° Now vary the – vary the exi)osu-_e a little bit.
: 03 03 49 09 IMP I did. I took two of them.
I 03 03 49 11 C_5_ You sure we got it now?
t 03 03 49 12 LMP Yes, we’ll get – we’I1 – It’ll come up again, I think.
03 03 49 17 C_5p Just take another one, Bill.
03 05 15 20 CMP I tried it …. a problem. Would you believe the …?
03 05 16 47 CMP Yes.
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03 05 16 57 CMP Okay.
03 05 17 07 C_F That’s everything.
03 05 i7 09 L_5p Pardon?
03 05 17 lh C_[P Roll – roll right.
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i 03 05 17 31 CMP … okay. I
03 05 17 50 CMP … go back to your residuals. Proceed …. 2000 …
Okay_ we should be 00 now.
03 05 18 31 CMP 00; proceed. Latitude – Okay, this is what you copied
down. Let’s see, latitude and longitude, … and
attitude … best points at 239.’ Write down 239. That’s
your latitude smd longitude a_ud … attitude.
03 05 19 07 CMP Okay.
03 05 19 13 ChIP Latitude, minus 06269; longitude over two, minus
: 78954; attitude, plus 00152.
03 05 20 20 CMP … okay, that would be the – okay.
03 05 20 37 _ … the way you resolved and …
03 05 21 l0 Cb_ We’re a little bit – We’re on the fourth REV? This
is the fourth REV, right? You’re Just a little bit
south of … yes, this … stuff is really great for
this. See, he’s trying to get the right attitude, here.
03 05 22 k2 CMP You’re 5 degrees up, huh? That’s a good attitude.
03 05 27 ll CMP Okay, I Just …
i 03 05 27 kl CMP I wish I hadn’t added the time to that.
03 05 27 54 CDR You looking it up again?
03 05 27 57 Cb5° Yes, I am …
03 05 28 11 CMP Yes, there’s a big probability too there’s a …
03 05 30 02 CMP !. 2. 3 …. 4, 5. Proceed. Two balls? Two balls.
03 05 31 26 CMP …
·03 05 31 28 LM2° I demanded it on that one.
03 05 31 34 CMP …
03 05 31 36 I2,_ You haven’t got – Do you have thc one before Mike,
by any chance?
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I 03 05 31 40 CS[P I222,don’tfr:iends. know; I better check. This is what you call
03 05 3] 51 CMP Yes, this has got to be right … I figured that once
and I know I can find it.
_, 03 05 32 18 CMP Okay. Latitude is minus 09638.
t
03 05 32 24 LMP Minus 09638. %
: 03 05 32 30 CMP Okay, and longitude over two is plus 8169.
03 05 32 40 LMP …?
03 05 32 42 CMP Plus 8169.
03 05 32 51 CMP Latitude is minus four balls 7.
03 05 33 04 C_ Okay.
03 05 34 17 CMP Okay, could you read off the latitude and longitude …?
03 05 34 23 L_5D …
03 05 34 29 CMP 06?
03 05 36 56 LMP … Okay, f – f:ll. 250th.
03 05 37 40 CMP Okay, 27:48. You can go right … this will give us
the – … 37:48 …
03 05 38 34 LMP Well, if it’s not …; it’ll drop to zero, if it
doesn’t … because … yes.
03 05 40 47 L_[P Okay.
03 05 41 02 CDR The … says we have to go about 50 before this
should start falling.
03 05 41 17 LMP We can do nothing at the … before HIGH bit rate.
‘ 03 05 41 27 LMP Yes, I’m going – Are you positive about that?
03 05 41 29 CDR Yes.
03 05 41 33 LMt’ Give me a 30-second w_ning when you want to say
something. I rll have to stop it, … that leaves
‘ 30 seconds …
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. 03 05 42 _7 CDR Yes.
03 05 43 23 CDR If it would have been LOCK, we’ve got – got two of them.
03 05 43 46 CMl> Bill, … Do you know I can see the horizon? Can
you see the horizon?
! 03 05 43 59 LMP Pitch up?
i 03 05 44 00 CMl> Yes, pitch up to –
, 03 05 44 20 CDR Pitch is about 50.
03 05 44 23 CMP Can you pitch up some more?
03 05 45 20 CMP No, that’s about right. Let’s take pictures of …
ii You see the °°’ right there.
i 03 05 46 37 CDR Houston, Apollo ._. How do you lead?
03 05 46 40 CMP You have the …?
03 05 46 43 I_[P Yes, I’ve got it over here.
03 05 46 45 C_’5_ You’ve got it?
03 05 46 46 L_ Here you go; I’ll pass …
03 05 47 04 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. Go ahead.
03 05 47 ll CDR Roger. Looks like the evapora – looks like the
evaporator is holding okay; at least i_ trys to.
But it dropped the temperature down to about 32 and
now it’s picking back up again to stabilize at about
_2 degrees.
03 05 48 14 LMP Do you need any more film there, Jim?
03 05 48 30 CDR Okay, if I’m
03 05 48 32 CMP Huln? Okay.
03 05 48 40 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
03 05 48 49 CLX5_ Roger, Houston; this is Apollo 8. What we are doing
on the control point tracking – I managed to look
for C? 1 at the sane time we were trying to do CP 2
on this R_;. I picked two maz’ks which are Just as
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i small, but more easily recognizable than the ones
that were given to me. I know that I can repeat the
I process and pick the same sm_]l point on the next REV.
Now I can try to look for the control points that are
written do%_, but I think that I have better control
over the ones that we have. _
03 05 49 33 CMP Roger. One more point: the control point times which
you have given me are a little bit off, and I can
notice by comparing the maps {hat these maps are not
too well aligned either.
03 05 49 58 CMP That’s affirmative. That’s why I picked them.
They’re both – they’re both very prominent features,
and they are both very small craters about the s_me
size as the ones we are looking for, but I can pinpoint
them on a map. __
03 05 50 41 CMP Yes, you need about a lO-degree pitchup from that
attitude. Houston, Apollo 8.
03 05 50 54 CMP Roger. One more conunent is Just that, what with all
the controversy at data priority meetings, it looks
like 10 degrees pitchup is the best attitude to obtain
the horizon so that you can follow the landmark down
through the scanning telescope. If we pitch down any
more, a full-up trunnion will not gather – get the
horizon, and the horizon is a great help in leading
yourself into the control point.
03 05 52 03 CDR How does that look, Jim? We should be about over PC 3.
03 05 52 08 CMP Well, I Just sort of find PC 3 because … get it …
03 05 52 30 CMP Let’s see, do you have that … thing? Is that it?
03 05 52 44 C_ Go ahead.
03 05 53 11 CMP Roger, Houston. _ 1: latitude, minus 6 – 06269;
longitude over two, minus 78954; attitude, plus
00152. For CP 2: latitude, minus 09638; longitude
over two, plus 89691; attitude, mdnus 00007. I tried
to get CP 3 at the – at the same time, but I – I let
it get by to get set up for the first crack at the
landing site.
03 05 54 14 C_ Roger. CF i: latitude, minus 0626_; that’s the
latitude. The longitude over two for CP 2: plus 8]_691.
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· 03 05 54 40 CMP And it appears that RESOLVE, b_DIUM is a very good
I combination to use around the …
03 05 54 54 CDR Yes.
03 05 54 57 CMP And it appears so far, Houston, that no spacecraft
pitch motion is required to get five marks on the
target in plenty of time.
03 05 55 21 CDR Okay, let’s get ready for – Here’s a couple of …
03 05 55 56 CMP How’s the water boiler doing, Frank?
03 05 56 L0 C_ Okay, that would be 78 percent.
03 05 57 03 CM_ Frank, could you Just get me …?
03 05 57 15 ClV5_ Hey, Frank, why don’t you go ahead and get some sleep?
03 05 58 41 CMP Yes, Frank.
03 05 58 49 Cb_ Yes, roll some up there.
03 05 58 .57 CMP Okay, Just hold it there, 10 degrees down and – Are
you sure you’re aligned good? Did you use the
landing site? Okay.
03 05 59 17 LMP I got about a 10-degree yaw, here, Jim, …
03 05 59 51 LS[° Okay, Jim, what’s the other …?
03 05 59 54 LMP You going to be turning it off?
03 06 00 l0 LM2° … which one was this? Control point sighting?
CP number 526?
, 03 06 00 16 CMP No, this will be landing mark zero, AUTO OPTICS.
03 06 00 25 LMP What – what’s that? … pseudo landing site?
03 06 00 40 CMP I got … Is that about 10 degrees?
03 06 00 47 C_ Oh, … I th_nk that’s perfect. The horizon Just
comes up to the top … zero optics. :
03 06 O1 25 C_ (Singing)
03 06 02 59 C_ Pitch up there about 7 degrees.
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t 03 06 04 07 CMP Okay, we’ll stop and compute the … right now.
03 06 04 19 CMP Go ahead.
03 06 04 20 LMP Go ahead, Houston.
03 06 04 35 AMP Okay, …
03 06 04 43 IMP You have some updates here …
03 06 04 50 CMP Okay, now we might get a program alarm.
03 06 04 52 LMP Okay, I’ve got the …
03 06 05 35 C_[P Okay, what I’m going to do now, is …
03.06 06 41 CMP Okay, I … a little bit – yaw to the right. You’re
indicating 50 degrees in pitch and yaw … Oh, this
… is a~piece of cake. It’s a real piece of cake.
03 06 07 21 CMl° … about 3 minutes fast in …
03 06 07 59 CMP … yaw … roll left instead of right …
03 06 08 05 L_5_ Okay, bow’s your T_.,5_?
03 06 08 40 CMP For your information, Houston, instead of … the
landing site again, I’m going to give it to AUTO
OPTICS, now …. one … it’s very easy to distinguish
… and I can even pick out the – If I can see …
landing site even though it’s still about 60 degrees
trunnion.
03 06 09 05 CMP Okay, let’s – –
03 06 09 07 LMP Roll right?
03 06 09 23 LMP Here we are.
03 06 09 25 CMP Okay.
03 06 09 34 LMP Row far below 10 degrees are you reading, anyway?
03 06 09 38 CMP I don’t know, Just don’t worry about it.
03 06 09 40 LMP Oh, okay.
03 06 09 46 L_’EP What k_nd of a pitch are we reading?
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i 03 06 11 24 CMP Okay.
,1 03 06 11 26 LMP Which way do you want to roll? Roll left?
,, 03 06 12 47 _ Okay.
i
t 03 06 13 00 LMP Yaw up, roll right 180 … 2 degrees … 2 degrees …
I 03 06 13 26 C_ Call them …
! 03 06 13 32 CMP Go ahead, Houston.
03 06 13 48 CMP Roger; I found out it didn’t york … MA2UJAL OPTICS …
03 06 14 45 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. Stand by 1.
03 06 16 49 CDR Go ahead, Houston.
03 06 17 12 CMP Roger, or I could use no landmark AUTO OPTICS instead
of the code.
03 06 17 37 CMP Okay, let me …
03 06 36 05 L_ Okay. Okay, IMU align, REFS_._Z_T – We’ve done that.
03 06 36 17 C_ Yes.
03 06 36 20 C_[P I think it’s better.
03 06 36 22 CMl° Okay. Did you finish that camera, or do you want
me to do it?
03 06 36 27 IMP No, I never got around to that.
03 0’_ 36 29 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Over.
03 06 36 32 C_5° Go ahead, Houston.
03 06 36 35 I/._P Hey, that thing is so loose it’s coming apart.
03 06 36 37 CC …
03 06 36 50 Ct_ Roger; will do.
03 06 36 52 I_P Okay, I’m going to go to BLOCK, right?
03 06 36 55 Ct,_ Yes.
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I 03 06 36 52 L_[P Okay.
03 06 37 00 CMLP That’s in the checklist, isn’t it – VERB 47 – or the
flight plan?
03 06 37 06 LMP What’s that?
03 06 37 08 CMP Transfer of the state _ector.
t 03 06 37 09 LMP Yes. You did the IMU alignment? Think the GDC will
last for another REV oz not?
03 06 37 21 C_[P That’s okay.
03 06 37 26 IMP Roll 180 degrees at 2 degrees per second.
03 06 37 45 L_ You ready to roll, Jim?
03 06 37 47 C_2° Yes, you’re going back to what now?
03 06 37 55 CMP You’re Just going back to the landmark a_ain.
03 06 38 00 L_[P Yes.
03 06 38 01 CSfP Okay. You got – Do you have a map update, Bill?
03 06 38 07 LMP Yes.
03 06 38 19 LMP I got it.
03 06 38 20 CMP Go ahead, Houston.
03 06 38 23 CC …
03 06 38 35 LMP Yes, he’s asking if we didn’t have anything to say.
03 06 38 38 CMP Yes.
03 06 38 40 LMP Roger. We didn’t have much to say – We couldn’t see
out the windows very well, YLike.
03 06 38 47 LMP It’s really too bad.
03 06 39 07 CMP Okay. Here’s a piece of camera equipment. Wherc
does this go?
03 06 39 18 I2,_ Stick it do_ in that box on the left – on your
right-hand s_de – in one of th-_se boxes.
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I 03 06 39 22 CMP You 8 little still more got about than that. a quarter of a roll of film left ,.
03 06 39 30 LMP Okay, man.
03 06 39 31 CMP I’ll stick it in my pocket.
03 06 39 32 LMP We might a_ _ell use it.
03 06 39 36 CMP In order to identify it, why don’t I Just take this
one off?
03 06 39 50 LMP Here’s your map, and here’s your book, Jim.
03 06 39 52 CMP Okay. Okay, let me make sure I’m …
03 06 40 05 LMP Have you got through reviewing _our landmark map?
03 06 40 09 CMP Okay, now here’s what we have to do this time, Bill.
I’ve go t two AUTO OPTICS positions in, and – and –
I’ve got to get a third landmark. Okay, let me see.
The time would be – –
03 06 40 34 cc …
03 06 40 36 LMP ‘ Go ahead.
03 06 40 39 CC …
03 06 41 01 LMP Okay. I guess the 60-degree limit does still hold,
huh?
03 06 41 46 cc …
03 06 41 52 LMF Okay. We Just don’t want to boil our /3413.
03 06 41 56 cc …
03 06 _1 59 LMP No, the – –
63 06 42 0z cc …
– _3: b3 06 42 04 LMP Roger, Eoust0n.
03 06 42 06 _ No, they Just said don’t worry about the sixt – 51o,
it’s working, but they said if it does act up, don’t
worry about the – –
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[ 03 06 42 09 C_'[p Roger, Houston. I’ll read the book this time.
k.
03 06 42 11 I_[° – – 60-degree limit, _ith a secondary loop.
03 06 42 32 k_ Frank, here’s a map floating or – Jim, here’s a map
floating around.
03 06 42 40 La[P Oh, it’s right there.
03 06 42 42 CMP You know, that was one of the easiest points I’ve
ever found.
o3 06 42 46 me Good.
03 06 42 47 CMP You didn’t need maps or anything to make that …
You saw it, too, didn’t you? You didn’t have to
look at the map but one time?
03 06 42 58 IR&° Yes, out the side _ndow there when we had the TV pass.
03 06 43 05 LP’pt I hope you got some good 70-millimeter shots of that
area, Rill, because that’s – that’s it – –
03 06 43 10 I24P Of what area?
03 06 43 ll C5_ Of our prima landing area, because right now we’ll
be passing over lighting conditions of our P 2 – –
03 06 43 16 I:.t _ I haven’t, Jim, because we – we always roll about
that time when we get TV.
03 06 43 22 C5_ No, I’m still taking pictures, i’m still landmark tracking.
03 06 43 26 I3._ Yes, I can’t take – I can’t take pictures when you’re
tracking, because these side windows are shot. They
look out the side anyway.
03 06 43 33 C,’.[P Well, that’s why I wanted to get some before when we
were doing that tracking, because then – Did you do
them when we got that other track?
03 06 43 38 I2._ I tried to.
03 06 43 42 C’.? I think – Probably be our primary landing site.
03 06 _3 44 _ Why don’t you Just _ke it a project Just to __ake sure
you get some, because you can recognize it better than
, I can.
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_i. 03 06 43 55 CI.5′ Oh, yes, but you – –
03 06 43 56 I3.5′ You got – –
03 06 43 57 C_,5′ – – the l’6-millimeter through here is lousy.
03 06 43 58 I2dP No, the 16’s no good. You’ve got to – you’ve got a
70-millimeter lens? If you have image – if you – if
‘ you – if you track your target, then you’ve got better
resolution than the other one.
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03 06 44 l0 _.[P Well, the thing is, it doesn’t show enough of what you
w_nt to look for; that’s the big thing, too. Yet, in
spite of the place to land, you – –
/ 03 06 44 16 I2,_ Did you ever s_e how big it could work?
03 06 44 17 C_ _ – – you want the big picture.
i 03 06 44 18 I2.5′ Huh? Okay, let me show you how much you get, though.
03 06 44 26 C_LP What – what I’m trying to show the people is the big –
big areas around there, what they can see in the way of
craters and mountains and things. You see, if I Just
show them a real fine resolution of a bunch of craters,
they don’t know what they are.
03 06 44 43 I2,5 _ Okay.
03 06 44 44 CI.[P That’s the big point.
03 06 44 48 C_._ That’s why that earth-moon shot with a whole big expanse
of – What have we got?
03 06 44 53 I2’L° High gain. Okay. It’s behind us and up. Let’s try
O_E;I B. Okay.
03 06 46 18 I3._5 Okay …. pitch down at 0000.
03 06 46 36 I2._ Rolling over; got to get it back down.
03 06 46 47 1.2.5′ It’ll get worse before it gets better.
03 06 46 52 CI’_ Okay. Let’s see, ou_ first control point is at – –
03 06 46 56 [3’5_ Okay, let’s see how much time we got.
‘ 03 06 h6 57 C? – – 78:46. We got ail sorts of time. We got 25 minutes.
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03 06 47 02 IMP 0.2 of a degree per second.
03 06 47 25 I2MP You get – give me the word on the ORDEAL, here, Jim,
and – let me knov how we’re doing. 6P 60?
03 06 47 36 CMP Yes.
03 06 47 37 IMP Okay, that sounds good. How about giving me a –
03 06 47 40 CMP Oh, that’s our orbit.
03 06 47 44 LMI° Yes, how about giving me the high gain?
03 06 47 51 CMP GDC isn’t aligned in roll; I’ve got to do that.
i 03 06 47 54 LMP Okay, stop your attitude there before you – stop your
03 06 _7 58 CMP Okay, I’ll wait until I get there then.
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03 06 49 49 CMP What else does the flight plan say, Bill?
03 06 49 53 LMP I don’t see any – There’s a 16-mil!imeter camera,
sextant bracket, C-EX, I – 1/500th of a second.
You been having any at 1/500th of a second?
03 06 50 11 CMP Mine was at 250. They say 1/500th of a second, now?
03 06 50 13 IMP Yes.
03 06 50 16 LMP The other one’s 1/2507
03 06 50 17 CMP Take a look, take a look.
03 06 50 20 LMP … left and then !50th.
03 06 50 28 CMP Okay, 1/500th of a second.
03 06 50 30 I34P Okay. Start it at IP 1, time of closest approach.
03 06 50 33 CMP Okay.
03 06 50 3h LMP _nat’ll be doing spacecraft exterior atmosphere, but,
hell, we can’t do anything with these windows.
03 06 50 _5 C_[P Shouldn’t _t be getting a little more picturesque?
03 06 50 48 R._ Yes, beginning R_ 6. It doesn’t seem like we’ve
hardly been here that long, does it? i
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03 06 55 50 CDR …
03 06 55 51 LMP No, I Just put it to number I – number i ball align to GDC.
03 06 55 57 CDR …
03 06 55 58 CMP Okay, is the COAS –
03 06 56 01_ LMP Okay.
03 06 56 06 CMP Getting ready to get align with the number 2 ball?
03 06 56 08 I_MP I’m going to align the GDC, right.
03 06 56 1_ CMP Okay.
03 06 56 23 CMP .;..
03 06 56 27 _ Okay, now you want this one?
03 06 56 29 LMP Yes, now I’ll need that.
03 06 56 33 CMP You got it, looking at you.
03 06 56 36; LMP Okay, that’s –
03 06 56 39 CMP That’s your pitch.
03 06 56 40 LMP What? Zero? Or 34?
03 06 56 44 CMP 34 degrees.
03 06 56 45 LMP That’s good. Good.
03 06 57 17 LMP Coming up on P_’ 6.
03 06 57 19 CDR …
03 06 57 21 LMP Yes, you Just went do_a about 5 minutes ago.
03 06 57 23 CDR …
03 06 57 2& _ No. (Laughter)
03 06 57 26 CDR …
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03 06 58 12 CC …
03 06 58 18 C5_ Roger, Houston. We’ll give it another try here.
03 06 58 32 CMP What time is it there? About 2 _’clock? i_
03 06 58 _2 C_ Are you finished with the computer? ‘i
03 06 58 44 L_ Yes, go ahead.
03 06 59 20 CDR How are the systems, Bill?
03 06 59 25 L_ Well, the last time I looked at them, they were
pretty good, chief.
03 06 59 32 LMP All the gages are looking at each other.
03 07 00 03 L_ If you want to say anything about your tracking pass
this time, I – Just let me know and we can go into
HIGH bit rate.
03 07 O0 15 C5_ Okay.
03 07 00 25 Cb_ Okay, how about keeping your eye on these camera
settings, too, on the next couple of passes?
03 07 O0 29 L_ You wanted to be l0 degrees, didn’t you?
03 07 00 33 C5_ Yes.
03 07 00 36 LS_ Well, overshot, then.
03 07 00 54 L_ Okay, the first one is 1/500th of a second.
03 07 O0 56 CL’_ Okay.
03 07 02 05 CMP All those scientis{s are saying now, “Ohhh, if we only
bad a geologist onboard.”
03 07 02 10 L_ Okay, he co’_ldn’t see _nything. I took that monocular
a_d tried to eyeball it out the window last time.
03 07 02 16 C_ Yes?
03 07 02 18 L_ Nothing but a big blur out there. He’d see enough to
make it interesting, but not enough to do anything.
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03 07 03 05 CMP Okay, I’m going to go out of here.
03 07 05 30 LMP 4 minutes. 4
03 07 05 51 LMP Okay, when’s your first PCA – TCA?
03 o7 o5 56 cMP 79:10.
03 o7 05 58 LMP Huh?
03 07 05 59 CMP 79:10.
03 07 06 00 LMP 79:107
03 07 06 0_ CMP Yes, sunrise, it says here.
03 07 06 06 LMP I can’t hear you.
03 07 06 07 CML° Sunrise is 79:08.
03 07 06 08 LMP Yes.
03 07 06 22 CMP We’re 3 minutes away; that’S 9 degrees.
03 07 06 35 C5_° Oh, boy, I may see the sun; I’d better be careful too.
Hey, there is – there’s a – there’s a glow, you can
see the sur_ come around a little bit.
03 07 06 44 L_5D Is that right?
03 07 06 145 CMZP Yes, I carl see the sun come up before it comes up.
/ 03 07 06 54 C_ Like zodiacal light, a l_ttle bit, maybe.
0307 06 57 IMP B_m brightening, they call it?
03 07 06 59 C_ Yes.
03 07 07 27 CMP Yes, you sure can.’
03 07 07 34 CMP Oh boy’ ..
03 07 07 43 LMP _ Can you describe it?
03 07 07 50 C_P Yes, it’s a real bright glow right in one spot, and it
fans out all over the horizon. And I’m Just trying to
move my eye away, because the sun’s going to peek over
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03 07 08 04 LMP Bright spot fans out over horizon?
03 07 08 06 CS[P Yes, yes, then it fans up into the air; it’s an evcn
light; +.hen all of sudden, it – _ae sun is peeking out
right now.
] 03 07 08 12 C_ WhoooI
03 07 08 ]9 CMP See it?
03 07 08 35 LMP Gees, I got a start there. I saw that – some stuff come
out of the optics or something; I thought it was a star
whirling by.
03 07 08 53 C_[P Alright, now you want to roll to keep that trunnion – –
03 07 08 57 _ We wouldn’t w_nt – I didn’t realize you were that
quick. Okay, which way?
03 07 09 00 C_ Okay, roll – roll left.
03 07 09 01 LMP Roll left, okay.
03 07 09 03 L_5D I’m yawing – –
03 07 09 05 CMP Watch her – watch her as she comes down.
03 07 09 07 LMP I yawed a little left.
03 07 09 09 CMP Okay.
03 07 09 44 LMP How are we doing?
03 07 09 47 CMP Okay.
03 07 09 52 CMP Is it 10 degrees l’eft?
03 07 09 54 LMP Yes, right now. You got enough roll? What happened?
03 07 10 06 CSt_ I went to 5’u_2_U;i. I’ll get it for you.
03 07 10 47 L_ You alright? You got your cemlera on?
03 07 10 53 C5_ I’ll put it on, Just as soon as we get rid of the sun.
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I 03 07 I1 11 C%_ … turn it down now.
03 07 11 16 LMP Wait a minute, you – you want ma to – you want me to
try to avoid it?
03 07 11 19 CMP Yes, you can pitch down a little bit.
03 07 11 22 LM_ Hey, wait a minute, are you – I’m roll – I may roll
over 10 degrees.
03 07 11 29 LMP That you that’s driving it? i
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03 07 11 31 _'[P No, I’m not driving it now. Well, I’m driving it
now, yes. That’s enough. That’s enough.
03 07 11 38 C_ Let me go back there and try this CMC again.
03 07 ll 48 CMP Okay, let’s try that one again. ;_
03 07 11 53 LMP Pitch do-_n? i
03 07 12 03 L_92 We’re right smack on t0 degrees.
03 07 12.06 C_L_ Okay.
03 07 12 12 CSKD You can pitch down a little more, if you want to_
03 07 12 1_ LMP Okay.
03 07 12 55 CMP Okay, AUTO OPTICS is doing the whole th_ng for me.
Now – get this camera going.
03 07 13 28 C_ AUTO is fairly close.
03 07 13 52 CMP Fantastic pictures here, Bill.
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03 07 14 36 CMP Give you a M_U3AL OPTICS. !
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03 07 16 O1 CMP Oh my gosh: i
03 07 16 02 IMP What?
03 07 16 03 CMP My AUTO OPTICS has put it right on.
03 07 16 05 LMP We going to make that angle, or not?
03 07 16 14 C_tP I’m Just letting it rtun here for a ]ittle bit Lefore
I try to brake it.
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t 03 07 16 17 L_5° It’s getting kind of small.
03 07 16 19 CRtP That’s – that’s okay. Don’t bother using up gas. Okay.
03 07 16 23 LM3 Alright. I already bothered, I’m sorry.
I 03 07 16 30 LMP I haven’t loaded _his camera, ..;
i 03 07 17 18 CMP _-hhhh!
03 07 17 19 LMP What? What happened?
03 07 17 24 CMP Oh, that’s okay.
03 07 17 26 CMP It’s chilly in here – –
03 07 17 28 LMP Don’t – don’t wake up Frank.
03 07 17 29 CM_ Oh, okay. Okay.
03 07 17 37 CMP Yes. So.try, Frank, I didn’t mean to disturb you.
Thought I pushed the wrong hutton.
03 07 18 13 C_ Okay, what’s your attit,_de now?
03 07 18 17 LMP Seems to – oh, about 6 degrees.
03 07 18 18 CMP Abo_e?
03 07 18 19 L_[P Yes.
03 07 18 21 C_[P Okay, Just hold it right there.
03 07 18 56 CMP Okay, we’ve got another one coming up. Same procedure.
03 07 19 06 CMP This is – Now, where’s that book?
03 07 19 14 C_5_ I’ve got … book’s over there.
03 07 20 43 L_5° Should be coming up on Low right now.
03 07 21 13 C_5° Okay, we’re tracking the new one.
03 07 21 15 CDR …
03 07 21 16 LMP Yes?
03 07 21 17 CDR …
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03 07 23 39 C_ Do we have the recorder on?
: 03 07 23 43 Lv2° On LOW bit rate. Do you want to say something?
03 07 23 46 C_ Ye_, well.
03 07 23 48 LMP You’re quite welcome. Okay, why don’t you stop it, and
put it to HIGH bit rate, and put it forward again?
03 07 24 03 C_ Okay.
03 07 24 10 CMP (Whistling) Okay.
03 07 24 13 CMP Tape recorder is where – RECORD, FORWARD – –
03 07 24 16 I_ Just put it – put it to STOP.
03 07 24 19 CMP Which one is it, the center?
03 07 24 21 LMP Yes.
03 07 24 22 LMP No, no, no, no. Push this forward.
03 07 24 24 C_ Forward?
03 07 24 25 LMP Put it this way in the middle.
03 07 24 26 CbK_ Yes.
03 07 24 42 C_5° – – several comments on – –
03 07 24 43 L_P Good and loud; they’ll never be able to hear you there.
03 07 24 46 C_ Several co_aents on landmark tracking. The last time
I used AUTO OPTICS, putting in the coordinates, I
found the first time in MDJ_JAL OPTICS for CP 1. The
G&N system did quite well. It tracked almost as good
as I could track m_–_luallyright on the target, and I
tipped it over Just at the last moment to take my
five marks. There – appears to be very smooth tracking;
nO problem – with this particular system. I’m now in
CP 2; I have it just below the horizon now, and it’s
tracking _own from the horizon automatically.
03 07 25 32 CMP Okay. Now, what do you want me to do?
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03 07 25 36 I3{P The same deal in reverse.
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03 07 25 40 CMP Okay, I’ll go to – STOP?
03 07 25 h5 LMP Yes.
‘i 03 07 27 45 CMP Look at that! It is right on!
03 07 32 32 CDR Are you using this map for anything, Jim?
03 07 33 23 LMP Got the rate, Jim?
03 07 38 42 CMP No, this is pretty good, though, I didn’t – Maybe
that could be the problem. Maybe I could …
03 07 38 56 CMP Oh, it’s scheduled ‘a little later in the day …
03 07 39 11 LMP Waat is that, Jim?
03 07 39 42 CMP What was that? …
03 07 39 47 IMP 0h, that?
03 07 39 48 CMP You hear that noise over there?
03 07 39 49 L_ Yes.
03 07 4_ 17 CMP Okay.
03 07 hh 17 LMP How long does this hand controller stay armed?
03 07 44 23 LMP Hey, Jim.
03 07 44 22 C_tP Yes.
03 07 44 25 L_t° This hand controller’s armed.
03 07 46 47 CMP This should be … or …?
03 07 47 20 LMP Houston, Apollo 8.
03 07 47 29 CMP Try them again.
03 07 47 30 L_[P Houston, Apollo 8.
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03 07 48 _7 LMP Houston, this is Apollo 8. Over.
, 03 07 50 09 C_Q_ Did you see cur le_ding site, Frank_? ·
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_] o3 07 50 ll CDR Huh?
03 07 52 03 _P Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
03 07 52 54 CMP Yes, sir …. down there?
03 07 55 42 CMP Houstcn, Apollo 8.
03 07 55 49 CMP Roger. Houston, a few words on our optics tracking
system. I used AUTO OPTICS for control points I and 2
on the backside, and they worked beautifully, tracked
both targets for me. And I went to the control point 3
as designated in our orbital-control book to see the
latitude and longitude that was given to me, and used
AUTO OPTICS to track that particular coordinate with it,
I and it was very close to the actual tracking plot. I
t picked the mark there where I did a final marking and
I recorded latitude _nd longitude. I’m now about to come
up on the landing site and using AUTO OPTICS in the
! coded input to see how that works.
03 07 59 33 CMP Go ahead.
03 07 59 51 CMP I … on the P52 …
03 08 01 05 LMP Yes.
03 08 02 48 C5_ Well, you can almost .
03 08 02 53 CMP I’ll do one thing until I get up there, hut … ‘
03 08 06 25 CMP You want to take a look at this? … it’s something –
I don’t know what.
03 08 06 52 C_fP Just wonderful … right _n …
03 08 07 56 CMP Mike, Apollo 8.
03 08 08 03 C5_ Roger; I’m in AUTO OPTICS now on the landing site. It
would Just warm up old Jack Schmidt’s heart. This AUTO
OPTICS is tracking perfectly on the – target and the
two IP’s t_rned out beautifully. I have a beautiful
view of it. The first IP’s … through the vertical
now and the second one is coming up – it’s Just a grand view.
03 08 08 45 C:._ For Jack’s information, the sun angles that we see now
from the first IP, second IP, and the P 1 are Just r_ght,
‘ i think, for landing conditions. The shadows aren’t
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too deep for you to get confused, but the land is –
has texture to it, and there are enough shadows to
make everything stand out.
03 08 09 12 LMP If Jack’s listening, tell him that the optics may be
doing alright, but the eyeballs are having a little
trouble seeing through all this smear on the windows.
03 08 09 31 IMP The windows have the same smear to – The rendezvous
windows are okay, but they’re so sma.]] and looking in
the wrong direction so far.
03 08 09 _1 LMP I think the vertical stereo will be okay.
03 08 11 09 LMP It certainly looks like we picked the more interesting
part of the moon to land on. The backside looks like
a sandpile my kids have been playing in for a long time.
It’s all beat up, no definition, Just a lot of bunps
and holes.
03 08 3_1 25 CDR I’m looking at IIP 2 right now, Houston, and it’s a
great spot.
03 08 ll 32 LMP The area we’re over right now gives some hint of possible
volcanic, though I can’t eyeball it at the moment to pin
it down. There are some craters and buildups that Just ‘
definitely suggest volcanic activity.
03 08 12 04 LMP Yes, that backside doesn’t look too goo d .
; 03 08 12 13 LMP That was relatively speaking, of course.
03 08 12 29 CMP Frank, we’re Just finishing up the … here ….
03 08 l_ 56 CMP We’ve got to copy this …, too.
03 08 16 55 LMP … Frank, the SPS is about … hours …
03 08 16 59 CDR Okay.
03 08 17 06 c_ Okay.
03 08 17 07 _4P We got about 4 hours .._ I$!s about 4-1/2 hours.
03 08 17 32 CMP You know, … the trash bag, we ought to get out
that … and look it over.
, 03 08 18 0_ L_ Same set.
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03 08 18 05 CMP Do you need that anymore, Bill? i
03 08 18 07 IA[P Lan – landing site, landing site. Yes.
03 08 18 13 CMl° Do you need that an_unore, Bill?
: 03 08 18 14 I/MP Do I meed what? No, I don’t need anymore.
03 08 18 19 LMP You might as well sleep, or one of us might as well,
I because it doesn’t – doesn’t take two guys to do it,
t and you can’t see anything else anyway. The other
: guy’s Just sitting around scratching his rear.
03 08 18 43 CMP Have they sent us updates, yet?
03 08 18 45 CDR No.
03 08 18 51 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
03 08 18 57 CMP Go ahead, Houston.
03 08 19 03 CMP Roger. Get all – the figures?
03 08 19 07 I2,_ Roger.
03 08 19 08 CMP Okay.
03 08 19 09 LMP It’s up to him.
03 08 19’13 CDR Have we lost contact with them?
03 08 29 08 SC I think there’s pieces of a …
03 08 29 l0 SC I think I’ll Just hold onto this thing …
03 08 39 24 LMP Go ahead, Houston.
03 08 39 30 L_ Roger; how far did you want us to duump that water?
03 08 39 42 LMP Roger; 25 percent.
03 08 39 43 CMP We ought to get that thing set up right now.
03 08 39 45 LMP Okay.
·03 08 39 49 Chip Because I can be – we can be tracking while we’re
dumping, too.
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i 03 08 40 52 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
03 08 41 ll CMP Are you receiving our – our tracking data?
03 08 41 27 CMP Okay, thank you.
03 08 41 47 CMP Roger; will do. Now, isn’t this … in the flight
plan, some place along the way, there?
i, 03 08 42 04 CMP Are you getting out, Frank? You getting out?
03 08 42 37 LMP Wait a minute; pitch up. You … you pitch down …
03 08 42 56 CMP Well, let me see now. That’s the right connection; I
think so. We got – Where is the filter, Bill?
03 08 43 05 I_[P I think they made a mistake here in the flight plsn.
03 08 43 07 CMP Oh, you have it on here, huh?
03 08 43 ll C_P Do you have the water – This – URINE HEATER’s been ON, right?
03 08 43 14 L_ If you pitch do_u, yes –
03 08 43 37 CMP Okay, we have the hose connected, so we want to go through
the procedure.
03 08 43 47 L_5° Okay, WASTE STOWAGE VE_,_, VENT for 5 seconds.
03 08 43 51 C_5° You want to be – –
03 08 43 52 CDR …
03 08 43 54 CMP I’ll show you; just a minute.
03 08 44 00 CMP Yes, they’re OPEn,ED and CLOSED … here. I’m in 4-A?
Okay, if it’s reading 1, I could put WASTE – WASTE
TANK’s VENT for 5 seconds, huh?
03 08 44 12 LMP Right, WASTE STOWAGE, VENT, yes, for 5 seconds.
03 08 44 17 CMP Done.
03 08 44 21 CS[P BATTERY, VENT.
‘ 03 08 44 22 LMP 4-A?
03 08 44 25 C_.’_ Yes. Take her down?
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t 08 44 27 L_ Take the BATTERY, VENT, down. It’s not down; let it
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come down.
03 08 44 31 CMP Well, it’s getting real close to it.
03 08 44 32 IMP Oh, there it goes. Okay, it’s down.
!
03 08 44 34 ON.t° It’s down?
03 08 44 35 IMP Okay, CLOSE them both.
03 08 44 37 LMP Make sure your URINE HEATER’s ON.
03 08 44 44 ON41° URINE HEAT’s on A.
03 08 44 45 L_to Okay. And – go ahead and dump the waste.
03 08 44 48 Cbto Okay, we take that over and put it on – where it
says, “OPF2_/CLOSE, WASTE TA2_K SERVICING.”
03 08 44 55 L5Lo Yes.
03 08 44 56 C_[P Put that to OPEN. Leave it go in there.
03 08 45 03 CMLP Okay, now we got to watch the waste tank.
03 08 45 11 L_E_ Yes, I’m watching it.
03 08 45 13 C_[P You’re watching it? Okaj’. You got WASTE TANK, ON, then?
03 08 45 16 LSto Yes°
03 08 45 17 C_to Okay.
: 03 08 45 20 LMP I don’t know, Frank.
_, 03 08 45 36 C_ It’s still pretty good. Let’s see here …
: 03 08 45 38 L55_ Okay, we’re dumping the waste tmmk now, Houston.
03 08 45 42 _ You want to get up here now?
03 08 45 48 C5_ Okay, Just about even.
03 08 45 59 C,_to You want to get up on one of these seats? You want
to get up here?
03 08 46 05 I2_ This _s okay over here. Clear.
03 08 46 25 LMP It’d be a good time to do it, because there’s more –
Jim’s really the only one that’s busy, and I can fix
his.
03 08 46 45 LMP Yes.
03 08 46 47 LMP Yes, it – it’ll take a good while.
03 08 46 53 LMP It’s up at 85 percent. Right now, it’s 47.
03 08 46 59 CMP How much film do we have left over, Bill?
03 08 47 02 I34P tell, I’ll tell you, Jim, these windows are so bad, you
can Just take pictures – say one – We need – we need –
i Don’t get into that interior – interior’s for inside
stuff; and we need one – 16 millimeter for the convergent
stereo, and – oh, about a half of one for that imagemotion
compensation which – kind of a low-priority thing.
03 08 47 33 CMP Do you – do you want VERB 83? Did you look for – –
03 08 47 40 Lb_ Yes, it’s the … isn’t all that baa, but we could try –
we are allowed to yaw. We could try VERB 83 for drill.
03 08 47 59 CMl’ Okay, I’d better get out the books and – –
03 08 48 O0 LMP This one says 92; I’ll crank it around a little bit.
03 08 49 09 CMP Okay, bow’s our RCS doing?
03 08 49 ll _ Good.
03 08 h9 12 CMP Let’s see if- –
03 08 _9 14 LMP Well, it hasn’t changed since we started. See, it’s
still about -67 percent.
03 08 49 28 LMP SPS is holding steady.
03 08 h9 32 _ Did you cycle through the EPS, Jim? … – –
03 08 49 38 C_ No, I haven’t done that, yet. Okay, and don’t forget – –
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03 08 _9 42 CDR …
03 08 49 43 LR5_ Yes, well –
03 08 50 02 C5_ Okay, E]_S. You’re on BAT B charg_ _, you know?
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03 08 50 05 LMP Yes, Just leave that there, don’t chan_e that.
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03 08 50 07 CMP Okay, it’s 39 … now.
03 08 50 14 CMP Okay, I can cycle this one okay, right?
03 08 50 17 LMP Slip those around those cameras; Jim, and I’ll fix
them while you’re shooting that landing site.
03 08 50 30 LMP Okay, we got – let’s see, we got 23 minutes until sunrise,
so we’ve got a lot of time.
03 08 50 49 I24P I haven’t seen that water going down any at all.
03 08 50 52 CDR …
03 08 50 55 CMP Well, … steam pressure’s – –
03 08 50 56 L_[P It’s not going down any.
03 08 50 58 CDR Bill.
03 08 50 59 LMP Not going down.
03 08 51 O0 CDR What?
03 08 51 01 LMP Not going down.
03 08 51 03 CMP Ask Houston if it’s –
03 08 51 04 LMP Okay, you want to – Let’s see here. Put the purge line –
Take that w_t – Shut the wa – Well, that off – put the
water on, and – put that purge fitting on it.
03 08 51 16 CDR …
03 08 51 19 LMP Oh!
03 08 51 20 CDR …
63 08 51 22 CMP That’s one thing you forgot to tell us!
03 08 51 23 LMP (Lau6hter)
03 08 51 28 CMP Here it goes.
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03 08 51 29 L_HP Yes, I can see it; it’s dLh_!_mi._.g.
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i_ 03 08 51 33 CMP And we solved _nother mystery!
&
03 08 51 37 CMP We have three problems and one’s F. Borman.
03 08 51 40 CDR …
03 08 51 42 LMP Yes, it’s going down.
03 08 53 01 CF_ Go _head, Houston.
03 08 53 11 CMP Roger.
03 08 53 13 LMP How much longer do you think we have to go on the
battery charge there, Mike?
03 08 53 24 LMP If you can wake up the EECOM, why don’t you have him
ask the back room?
O3 08 53 36 AMP (Laughter)
03 08 53 40 _4P Yes, it is. Yes.
03 08 53 50 LMP Okay, thank you very much.
03 08 54 30 CDR …
03 08 54 31 LMP Huh?
03 08 54 33 CDR … water?
03 08 54 36 PCP 60 – 70 – 75 percent, 75 percent.
03 08 54 42 _¢P Yes.
03 08 54 56 _,m (Singing)
03 08 55 42 _P Well, did you guys ever think that one Christmas you’d
:’ be orbiting the moon?
03 08 55 47 C_ I say, one Christmas Eke you’d be orbiting the moon?
03 08 55 51 LMP Just hope we are not doing it on New Year’s.
03 08 55 54 CM_ Hey, hey, don’t talk like that, Bill; think positive.
03 08 55 57 CDR …
03 08 55 59 _,_ I said, Just hope we don’t do it on New Year’s.
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03 08 56 04 L_5_ Okay, see you ca the other side, Mike.
03 08 56 20 _ Me, too.
03 08 56 25 C_[° That was pretty spect&cul_.r: never to see the moon
until Just before braking into – into LOI.
03 08 56 32 LMP That’s kind of a nonchalant approach, you know that
(laughter)? Remember Warren North’s procedure of eyeball
the moon, and whatever we had to do to –
03 08 56 21 C_P Yes, …
03 08 56 50 I_[P Would you turn my S-BA_ VOLUblE down to about 2, Mike –
Jim?
03 08 56 54 CDR …
03 08 57 10 L_P The other way (la’_hter).
, 03 08 57 12 C_ How’s that?
03 08 57 13 L_P Great!
03 O8 57 16 L_P You know that venting – that water put a good torque on us.
03 08 5Y 20 C55_ Well, I’m debating now, – I,m debating whether to use
it again or not, Fr_u_k.
03 08 57 23 C_P I can use it for the landing site, I guess, again.
‘, 03 08 57 29 I24P Hey, we were tracking do_ there real nfce. Socn as
we started to vent, we went poof!
03 08 57 34 C?.P Is that right?
03 08 57 35 L_5_ Yes.
03 08 57 36 C:.? You’d better have – It’s a good thin 6 we a_-e venting now,
and not on that lOth R_V or something like that.
03 08 57 22 C_’,t_ Did you sleep?
03 08 57 _6 Cb_ We’re on the 7th – coming over here – %fnere are we?
We’re coming from here.
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I 03 08 57 58 Cb5° Yes, we’re coming – Actually we r_e right do_uu here. How’s your – There’s one I’ve got to get. Hui_?
03 08 58 30 CMP You all finished with 83, Bill?
i 03 08 58 33 L_ Yes, I sure am.
03 08 58 37 CMP I’ll see if our orbit has changed any.
03 08 59 08 CMP These optics are outstanding.
03 08 59 10 CDR What?
03 08 59 12 C_5_ The optics.
03 08 59 28 CDR …
03 08 59 35 CMP Yes.
03 08 59 41 LMP Okay, water quantity is 55 percent.
03 08 59 44 CDB How much?
03 o8 59 _5 L_P 55.
03 08 59 58 C_P 5th RA_;.
03 09 O0 02 CMP 7 and 8 are the last two that we got. You got TV right
down here.
03 09 00 19 I2.[P 02 FLOW HIGH.
03 09 O0 23 CDR Huh?
03 09 00 24 L_ 02 high flow; it’s from that venting, I guess.
03 09 O0 29 L_ That and – oh, the water – the accumulator Just came
‘. on. The accumulator Just came on.
03 09 O! 10 CDR …
03 09 01 12 LMP 50 percent.
03 09 0l 18 C_F Are you in position, Bill?
03 09 01 20 LSd’ Yes.
” 03 09 O1 22 Ck_P 81:01, _t’s eomJn c up on that time, now.
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_. 03 09 01 26 C_[P 81:09, I got to get this stUff started.
03 09 O1 30 LMP …
03 09 O1 49 LMP This one calls for pitch down 5 ·degrees, Jim.
03 09 01 55 LMP You want to do that, or are you Just going to do that
lO-degree thing?
03 09 01 59 CMP No, you can – pitch at least on the horizon for this,
because – otherwise, it’s going to – This hasn’t
changed though, I don’t think.
03 09 02 11 L_P Well, it has in the flight plan, whether you – it’s
up to you, howevar you want it. Doesn’t make any
difference – –
03 09 02 14 CMP Huh?
03 09 02 15 LMP – – I can’t see anything out here anyway.
03 09 02 16 CMP I Just don’t want to get the sun in my eyes.
03 09 02 18 _ You want me to pitch do wn to the horizon or past?
03 09 02 24 C%[P Yes, you can pitch down a little bit past the horizon.
03 09 02 26 I34P Give me a moment here, then.
03 09 02 48 LMP Okay, you want to hop in here, Frank?
03 09 02 50 LMP Say, you want to get in here?
O3 O9 02 54 CDR …
03 09 02 56 L_5_ Okay.
03 09 03 09 IRA° Huh?
03 09 03 13 LMP Oh, okay.
03 09 03 18 LF5° I can put this … right there.
03 09 03 44 L_5D Is it?
03 09 03 52 I2._ Okay. That better?
03 09 0ll 02 L_ It’s about 35, huh, Frank?
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· _ 03 09 04 11 L_[P Well, I still say 35.
03 09 04 20 I_3 Well, it does. You got to lead it a little bit, because
it’s – kny time now – It – it always drops a little
bit more.
03 09 04 27 CDR …
03 09 04 28 LMP Yes, it would be a good time.
03 09 04 30 LMP Jim, you want to give him that vacuum vent?
03 09 04 41 LMP Okay, stick the vacuum thing o:: there, and vent it for
a while.
03 09 04 h4 CMl° Here’s the vacuum.’
03 09 04 45 CDR …
03 09 04 46 C_ What?
03 09 04 47 CDR …
‘! 03 09 04 h9 CMP Here you go.
03 09 05 22 C_K° We might get a possible progranl alarm.
03 09 06 15 CMP What’s your attitude, Bill?
03 09 06 17 LMP I’m about 5 degrees pitch down and 5 degrees roll right.
03 09 06 30 SC (Blowing nose)
03 09 07 09 C_ Did you get through?
03 09 07 l0 C_fP Okay …
03 09 07 ll CDR Oksy, Jim.
03 09 07 13 CMP Well, the sunlight suddenly came in there. It wasn’t
like the last time I saw it.
03 09 07 20 L_ I’m pitched down quite a bit this time.
03 09 07 30 CMP Okay. Keep tracking, Bill. She’ll be ready.
03 09 07 38 C_5° I changed the IP, Frank. I thought this had a better
, . symbol to it. I can remember this one better.
_ 03 09 07 49 L_5_ When did you start the first time?
03 09 07 52 CMP Let’s see. _
O_ 09 07 55 CDR … I
i
03 09 07 56 I24P Say again.
03 09 07 58 CMP How’s the water doing?
03 09 08 02 CMP 81:09 is –
03 09 08 05 LMP Yes, I do.
i 03 09 08 06 CMP Yes, I have –
03 Og 08 19 C[_ We’re still throwing away a lot of stuff on that.
03 09 08 56 CS_P You want something to hold on to or what?
03 09 09 50 Cb_P Boy, you ought to see the lunar surface with this
28-power scope !
03 09 10 05 C5LP This is fantastic!
03 09 10 13 LS[P Can you see anything at all that looks like a volcano?
03 09 10 16 CMP No.
03 09 10 17 LMP Huh?
03 09 10 19 CMP This is utterly fantastic!
03 09 10 27 CMP You should get it when it’s Just rising – you get it
with Just the horizon still there; you’ve got to
hurry, though. I’ve got to take a shot here shortly.
03 09 10 39 CMP She’s tracking.
03 09 10 46 CMP I got it right there, big as the mark.
03 09 11 25 Cb_ Where – How far are you pitched down now, Bil]?
03 09 11 27 LMP 10 _egrees -“6 degrees.
03 09 11 32 LMP Too much?
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03 09 11 37 C_ Ialthough Just wanted it’s toAUTOknowtracking, – Yes, 6I degrees can Just isbarely too much; see
the edge. 6 degrees is too much pitchdown.
03 09 12 16 LMP How’s that?
03 09 12 54 CMP That’s it – Whatever you have right now is a good shot.
03 09 12 56 LMP Okay.
03 09 13 12 L_ ° Got 5 degrees.
03 09 13 14 CMP Okay.
03 09 14 19 C_P I’m tracking on this – on this telescope, and it’s –
the sextant) and it’s much better.
: 03 09 14 59 C5_ Yes.
03 09 15 02 L_5_ Almost.
03 09 18 27 CMP You don’t get –
03 09 18 47 C_,_ You know, even at 60 miles though, it seems like it’s
still that far away.
03 09 19 58 CMP There’s still things coming off.
03 09 20 01 L_ There’s still stuff coming out.
03 09 20 31 CMP Well, I wish I could say that we saw a volcano or something,
but I’m afraid this is – Just an amazing sight.
03 09 20 37 LMP I haven’t seen a thing – seen a thing that looked
like a volcano all day long.
03 09 20 4! C_ I haven’t either.
03 09 20 43 LMP I said I haven’t seen a thing that looked like a ye –
volcano all day long.
03 09 20 47 C5_ Tsiolkovsky – Tsiolkovsky is the only one that has the
distinct appearance to it – –
03 09 20 50 [_ Yes, the filling does.
03 O9 2O 54 CDR …
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03 09 20 55 LS_ Yes, please.
03 09 20 56 CDR …
03 09 20 57 LMP Yes, I’ll Just kind of ease – Just – Oh – okay, you
i coming over here, now?
03 09 21 O1 LMP Sure.
t 03 09 21 02 CMP Have you dropped down in attitude?
03 09 21 06 CMP What’s your attitude in pitch, Bill?
03 09 21 07 LMP I’m going to take a leak, now. I should have told you.
03 09 21 ll LMP About 8 degrees.
03 09 21 13 CMP Above?
03 09 21 14 LM2° Below.
03 09 21 15 CMP Oh, below, yes. That’s bad.
03 09 21 2_ C5_ Should stay at lease at the horizon, if you can.
03 09 21 26 LMP Well, you liked what I had before; it’s only about
2 degrees difference.
03 09 21 30 C_ Well, when it’s tracking far like this, see what the
trunnion is? _6 degrees?
03 09 21 37 CMP Well, maybe it does, maybe it’s …
03 09 21 _1 LMP Tell you what – Why don’t I give you that other camera?
03 09 21 _5 LMP You’ve got color film; why don’t you get a picture of
the e_h as it comes up next time?
03 09 22 05 LMP (Laughter) Well, that was real good. Okay, you ready?
03 09 22 18 CMP Have you pitched up at all?
03 09 22 26 LM_ Yes, we’re pitching u_p. Just having a changing of the
watch, here.
03 09 22 34 LMP I’ll get that, Frank. Go ahead.
03 09 22 38 L_ In the back – It’s toward me – it’s right there …. lower.
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I 03 09 22 50 C_[P Boy, here’s another mmazing sight! Watching .AUTO tracking with the ors-nge background.
03 09 23 O0 t_m_P Man, that’s an mmazing sight!
03 09 23 04 C%_P The landmark line of sight is going by; it’s so bright,
it’s orange[ And the star line of sight is white.
03 09 24 27 L_fP Hey, let me swap you caJmeras there.
03 09 24 31 I/MP It floated off the wall.
03 09 24 35 LMP Camera.
03 09 25 41 LMP Here you go.
03 09 28 30 CDR Bill?
03 09 28 3h IMP Yes.
03 09 28 36 CDR …
03 09 28 39 L_ Alright.
03 09 e8 _o CDR …
03 09 28 _7 C_[P Still try to get a series, Frank, if you have a – …
you using 70 millimeter?
03 09 28 51 CDR Yes.
03 09 29 02 C_ Huh?
03 09 29 03 C5_ Yes, yes, go ahead; I’m Just – just waiting for the
solution to come up.
03 09 29 lB CS_P I’ve been using tho sextant to mark –
03 09 29 53 C_._ Boy, this tracking is – Yes, it is fairly easy.
03 09 32 21 I_K° You boiling?
03 09 32 28 LMP Huh’.’
03 09 32 41 C_fP Do we have LOW bit going? Maybe we ought to discuss
what we’re seeing here. You have some sort of tape
recorder going so that we can discuss what we’re seeing?
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03 09 32 50 CMP without Yes, Just- something – that I could talk for some tir.c
03 09 32 54 CDR GO ahead and …
03 09 32 55 CMP Okay, anytime.
03 09 33 09 CMP The last two control points I’vg been tracking with
the sextant which gives us – gives me mach finer control
to track the landmark with. I’ve been using the same
landmarks as before. And the sextant magnifies the
landmark, and it’s very easy to maintain the sextant
on the landmark.
03 09 33 29 CMP RESOLVED to 5[EDIUM were the control modes.
03 09 33 3I CMP On %he second control point, the crater which I take,
vhich is in the middle of Gemini, is very easy to see
one side has collapsed, the side to the left. And you
can seerocks and debris tumbling down. On many of the
craters that go by, especially near the one on control
point 1, I can see where hard rock had stayed in place
around the rim of the crater as Lhe rest of thc debris
had folded ovcr into a mound do%-n into that crater floor.
03 09 34 56 CMP I’m coming up on the crater – as a matter of fact, the
Crater Slayton right now. We’re going directly over it.
03 09 35 11 CMP And Just beyond that one is the Crater Cart.
03 09 35 22 CMP The newer craters that surround the older ones have
sharper ridges – and the – They’re more roundly formed
like – like cones, funnels, and along the insides are
a brighter material than the other craters. And they
also don’t have the step functions that the lifter –
bigger craters have. There’s one – there’s two bright
craters Just to the west of Slayton that have this
particular characteristic.
03 09 37 55 CMP In the vicinity of the Crater Carr, it’s very difficult
to see the ground now; it’s very brizht , a uniform
” brightness, and the craters seem to dim out somewhat.
03 09 38 08 CMP You can still make some of the rilles and hills of tile
smaller craters and the white material of the newly
formed oncs, but – it’s much more a hazy appearance than
craters on either side. That must be near thc sub-
, solar point.
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03 09 38 29 C_P Okay. You can stop it now, if you want to.
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03 09 38 34 CMP Okay.
03 09 40 35 CDR You got a program alarm, Bill.
03 09 40 43 IMP What did I do w_ong?
03 09 40 51 CMP Oh, counted 15 seco_zds from zero.
03 09 41 01 CMP Yes.
03 09 41 07 C55° Well, you got a F_START that time.
03 09 41 10 LMP Oh, shit!
03 09 41 11 C55_ Don’t worry.
03 09 41 21 CMP (Singing)
03 09 41 26 C_ ) VERB 34, huh? Well, you gave me bum dope. Well, I’ll
be doggoned!
03 09 41 38 CMP …, I guess.
03 09 41 46 CDR It’s not mine.
03 09 42 52 C_IP 34, ENTER.
03 09 43 06 CDR Oh, brotherl Look at that!
03 09 43 16 C_ ° What was it?
03 09 43 18 CDR Guess.
03 09 43 20 CMP Tsiolkovsky?
03 09 43 21 CDR No, it’s the earth coming up.
03 09 4B 22 CMP Oh.
03 09 h3 29 L_ Augh! Quit rocking the boat!
03 09 43 34 CDR _,faatdid you get, another program ala_un?
03 09 43 35 L_ j Yes, 1620.
03 09 43 43 C55j VERB – VERB 37, not perr_itted.
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i 03 09 43 54 IMP Fine. Okay, Jim, well, it’s your time to take a rest. J
03 09 43 57 CMP (Laughter)
03 09 44 O0 CDR … reach those two program alarms and the RESTART.
And it is your time to take a rest.
03 09 44 04 CMP Okay, Just a minute. Let me – ¥EttB 37 – V-_RB 37, ENTER;
60. Okay, we got one more coming up here.
03 09 44 18 CMP 81:43.
03 09 44 30 CMP VERB –
03 09 44 34 CDR Are you getting M.b_qt?
03 09 44 44 CMP Huh!
03 09 44 45 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
03 09 44 50 CC Roger, Frank, good morning. You’re loud and clear;
how me?
03 09 44 53 CDR Loud and clear.
03 09 44 54 CMP Proceed. VERB 22, k_FrER.
03 09 45 00 CC Welcome back.
03 09 45 02 CDR Th_nk you.
03 09 45 06 C55° ENTER; proceed; VERB 25, ENTER.
03 09 45 21 CMP Minus 89, then plus 48631, ENTER; minus 00253, ENTER;
proceed.
93 09 45 54 CDR How’s the SPS doing? …
03 09 46 05 CMP VEPd3 –
03 09 _6 16 LMP What do you want, the gun? I’ll hand it to you.
03 09 46 32 CMP Yes, would you, please?
03 09 h6 39 CDR Where’s the update book? Does anybody know?
03 09 46 44 Lb_ I’ve been looking for it.
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03 09 46 46 CR_ Yes, I got it here in my hand.
03 09 46 53 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
03 09 46 56 CDR Go ahead, Houston.
03 09 47 O0 CC Roger; we have a request that Jim space his marks _ his
five marks out a bit more slowly. If possible, we’d
like to get a couple of them past the zenith. We’re
getting five of them with rather rapid spacing and from
the geometry view-point, it would be better if you would
slow them down a little bit and lengthen them out so as
to include a couple of them past the zenith. Over.
03 09 47 27 CDR Roger; we understand.
03 09 47 36 CMP Houston, Apollo 8. That last set of marks are invalid,
· so disregard what came through the last time.
03 09 47 48 CC Roger; understand the last set of marks are invalid. Over.
03 09 47 52 CMP Roger, if you’d correlate with – The set I’m about _o
take is the last set.
03 09 48 04 CC We’ve got an awful lot of background noise, Jim.
Could you say again, please?
03 09 48 lO CMP Roger; I’m coming up on control point 3; I tried to
take another control point in bet_’een 2 and 3, but
didn’t do it, so I Just – to get out of the program,
i I Just marked and got out of the program.
03 09 48 25 CC Roger; understand you are coming up on 3-
03 09 49 49 CMl° If I got a program alarm, disregard it – it’s because
I took too many marks.
03 09 51 25 CDR Huh?
i O3 09 51 28 CMP . e..
03 09 51 35 CDR What?
03 09 51 40 CDR This time, it did though, huh?
03 09 52 03 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
‘ 03 09 52 05 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
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03 09 52 10 CC Rog approximately er; on Jim’s30 marks, – 30 seconds we’d likebetween to geteachspacing mark. of The
last ones we are copying roughly 15 seconds between
z_trks, and we would like to stretch it out even further
if that is okay with you.
03 09 52 28 C_P Okay, tell him …
03 09 52 29 CDR Alright.
03 09 52 30 CMP I’ll stretch her out all the way.
03 09 53 31 CMP You got the hot water on? I can pour some hot water
while I’m waiting.
03 Og 53 34 CDR Yes, Here’s one for you.
03 09 53 38 Cbt° Okay.
03 09 53 46 CMP Okay, Just stand by 1.
03 09 54 31 CMP Here’s one.
03 09 54 32 CDR Thank you.
03 09 54 34 CMP I got it.
03 09 54 41 C_;_d Thank you.
03 09 55 15 C%[P Let me know if anybody else wants some.
03 09 57 31 C55° Here it comes, Bill.
03 09 57 41 LMP .°.
03 09 58 31 CMP What’s that no_se?
03 09 58 35 CDR What is that noise?
03 09 58 38 CDR Huh?
03 09 58 41 CDR Oh.
03 09 58 43 CMP What was it?
03 09 58 44 CDR Had his leg against the hose.
03 09 59 19 C:,_ There you go.
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1 03 09 59 23 CDR … book?
03 09 59 2_ CDR I Just gave it to you.
03 09 59 27 CMP Check Bill’s.
03 l0 01 16 CDR The program alarm Just blinked.
03 10 01 18 CMP That’s okay. It’s below the earth.
03 10 O1 45 CMP It won’t drive now until it – If it’s below 50.
03 l0 O1 53 CDR Until what?
03 10 Ol 54 CMP Until that trunnion gets up.
03 10 02 17 C_ Houston, Apollo 8.
03 l0 02 23 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Over.
03 10 02 25 CMP Roger, Mike. I find that tracking is much easier using
the sextant than the scanning telescope; you have finer
control and at these orbite_l speeds RESOLVED to MEDIUM
seemed to be the best combination.
03 l0 03 05 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Do you read?
03 10 03 08 C_ Roger. Did you copy?
03 lO 03 13 CC Roger; I copy that it’s – Tracking is easf_r using the
sextant than the scanning telescope; it gives you finer
control, and say again after that. Over.
03 10 03 24 C_? And the combination of RESOLVED and _IL?4 is perhaps
· the best combination – the combination of – our speed
LOW is too low. You can’t catch up with the target.
03 10 03 41 CC Roger; understand that the best combinatian is
RESOLVED and MEDIUM. LOW is Just too low.
03 10 03 48 -C_.[P Roger.
03 10 03 51 CMP You can’t keep up with the l_nding site, I should say.
03 10,03 56 C;_ There go_s the trunnion now, see, Bill – Frank?
0_% 10 04 00 CDR Yes.
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03 10 0h 02 CS[P It’s tracking us beneath the earth.
03 10 05 43 CMP How do you _]1 feel?
03 10 05 _h CDR Fine. Why?
03 10 05 _8 CMP I was Just curious.
?
03 10 05 50 CDR You tired?
t
i 03 10 05 53 CMP Oh, I’m a little tired. I guess we all are.
03 l0 05 57 CDR You’re going to be busy right afterwards. Those last
two REV’s.
03 19 06 02 C5_ I’ve got a sleep period ooming up here, though, I
think. Don’t I?
03 10 06 0h CDR Yes, right – right after this.
03 10 06 08 CDR Let that computer rest.
03 l0 06 15 C5_ What do we have on our TV debut?
03 l0 06 lg CDR I got that …
03 10 06 25 L_
03 10 06 27 CDR You mean on the left there?
03 10 06 29 C[,_ Well, it’s always here; I haven’t started tracking yeL.
03 10 06 35 C_ Do you see it coming up already?
03 10 06 38 CDR On the left; I’m not sure if that’s it or not, thou_h,
but it’s a triangular-shaped mound.
03 10 06 _2 C5_ Oh, here we go, right now.
03 10 06 _7 _’_ This isn’t computing the right thing, here.
03 10 07 _0 C_ Wr.at’s your attitude, Frank?
03 10 07 42 CDR I’m down some. You want me to pitch up?
03 10 07 h5 C_ Yes.
03 10 07 _6 CDR H,_h?
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03 10 07 50 C_ Yes, it’s down now.
03 10 09 06 LMP Got it.
03 10 09 12 CDR What are you doing, Jim?
03 10 09 1_ _ Tracking°
03 10 09 25 _4P I could easily see a LM on here.
03 10 10 10 CMP What’s my trunnion and shaCt?
03 10 10 13 CDR 20 and four- 15; 203 and 16, 27, 18 – –
03 10 10 18 CMP Okay.
03 10 12 21 C_ I’m thrcugh with _he landing site right now.’ Don’t
touch the computer, though.
03 10 13 10 CDR Let me see – Have you got the update book, Bill?
03 10 13 21 C_5° No, I gave it back to ycu if I recall. Did you look
down in here?
03 10 13 28 CDR Huh?
03 10 13 29 C_5D I did, I gave it back, because I don’t think that –
03 10 13 32 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
03 10 13 34 CDR I got it.
03 10 13 37 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Over.
03 10 13 39 CMP Roger; I’m not too sure what happened that time, Mike.
I was marking on the landing site using the code, and
I kept getting a large trunnion for AUTO OPTICS, and
I could see that the target , the landing site was
coming up, so I Just went manually and marked, and yet
the – the latitude and longitude was – were quite
different from the nominal.
__ 03,.10 14 15 CC Roger; we copy that, J_m.
03 10 14 37 CDR Get r_lled over here, Jim. Then, you can do a P52.
03 10 14 41 C_Kp Okay.
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03 10 15 37 CDR You might as well start shooting some of this film, Bill, because we’re not going to do this converse and stereo
because we’ve got that high _. And then we’re going
to get ready for TEI and knock everything else off.
03 l0 15 54 CMP Hill, you w_lt to take care of this 16-millimeter camera?
03 !0 16 02 IMP What?
03 l0 16 ll LMP I need a lens …
03 l0 16 h9 CDR We should be able to get them on – on high gain here
in a minute, Hill.
03 l0 17 24 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
03 10 17 28 CC Roger; we’re checking into Jim’s remarks on P22; and
in the meantime, I have your maneuver pads and map
updates at your convenience. Over.
0B l0 17 39 CDR Roger.
03 l0 17 27 CDR If we’re going to get settled here, you want to do a
P52, Jim?
03 l0 17 26 CMP Yes, whenever you get settled do_n.
O] 10 17 50 CDR How about right now?
03 10 17 54 Cb_ Okay. Proceed … that inertial, and I’ll have it in
a Jiffy.
03 l0 18 01 CMP One more REV of this stuff and we’re finished. No
more experimentation.
03 lO 18 11 CDR Go ahead with your data, Mike.
03 l0 18 15 CC Okay, and before that, we’d like to take the DSE away
from you, please, for a while.
03 l0 18 22 CDR Alright? Is that all right, Bill?
03 10 18 26 CDR It’s all yours.
03 l0 18 30 CC Thank you, and we’d like you to go to P00 and ACCEPT – –
03 l0 40 52 L_ Go ahead with … I’ll get …
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” 03 l0 40 57 CDR Are you – are you comfortable?
03 10 40 59 I_[P Why?
03 l0 41 00 CDR I mean, do you want to sleep?
0B l0 41 01 LMP No, I was Just asking.
03 l0 _l 03 C_5° …
03 lO 41 0_ L_ Come again.
03 10 2l 07 CDR I – I …
03 10 41 ll LMP Go on.
03 10 hi 12 CDR No, no. They’ve – they’ve got – Jesus Christ, they’ve
got plenty of data. You can tell them almost anything
… everybody–
03 l0 _1 16 C_P Okay …
03 10 41 18 CDR Oh, I did, you’re too tired; you need some sleep, and
I want everybody sharp for TEI; that’s Just like a retro.
03 10 _1 2h LMP Why don’t – Hey, Frank, how about on this next pass you
Just point it down to the ground and turn the goddan_n
cameras on; let them run automatically.
03 l0 41 30 CDR Yes, we can do that.
03 l0 41 32 LMP Okay.
03 l0 41 37 CDR Shit, I Just burned this film up.
· 03 10 41 39 CC Apollo 8, Hou-_ton.
03 l0 41 41 CDR Go ahead.
03 l0 41 44 CC This REV coming up we’d like to clarify whether you
intend to scrub control points 1, 2, and 3 9nly, and do
the pseudo landinE site or whether you also intend to
scrub the pseudo landing site marks. Over.
03 l0 hl 58 CDR We’re scrubbing everything; we’ll – I’ll stay up and
point – K_ep the spacecraft vertics/, and take some
automatic pictures; but I want Jini and Bill to get some
rest.
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03 10 _2 11 CC Roger. Understand.
03 10 42 h9 CDR Unbelievable – the detail these guys study up. A very
good try, but Just completely unrealistic, stuff like
that. I should have – –
03 10 _3 05 LMP I’m willing to try it.
03 10 43 06 CDR I should have warned you. No. You try it, and then
we’ll _ke another mistake, like entering instead of
proceeding or screwing up somewhere like I did.
O3 l0 _3 14 CMP …
03 10 43 15 CDR I want you to get your ass in bed! Right now! No,
get to bed! Go to bed! Hurry up! I’m not kidding
you, get to bed!
03 10 h3 2h CMP … try again?
03 10 43 26 CDR No, they said they don’t want to.
03 10 _3 27 LMP No, no, they said okay.
03 10 43 29 CDR Yes, really.
03 10 43 30 IMP What – what would you like me to do?
03 10 43 31 CDR Go to bed! When we come over it, we’ll get that thing
going when we get to daylight, and then you guys go
sack out for 2 hours.
03 10 43 37 LMP Shall we – shall we do that detailed thing there, that
real ly – –
03 10 43 _0 CDR No.
03 10 _3 _6 C_P Okay.
03 10 43 56 LMP Say, give me that lens back there, will you?
03 10 43 59 CDR Which one, Bill, this one?
03 10 h_ 0! _ No, the 80.
03 10 _h 02 CDR Camera, you mean?
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03 10 44 03 LMP Yes.
03 10 44 09 SC (Whistling)
03 10 44 10 CDR You haven’t been in there since we’ve been in lunar
t orbit yet, have you?
03 10 44 13 LMP In where?
i 03 10 44 14 CDR Down below. Why don’t – why don’t – local
you you go
. horizontal, sometime b=._ore you turn – We haven’t shot
I a single high-speed picture yet, that’s any good; just
i let me Just turn the goddamn thing on prior to – –
03 l0 44 30 L_[P Alright.
(}3l0 44 31 CDR – – prior to …
03 l0 44 56 LMP This is the tail end … this time.
03 10 45 00 CDR Huh? Are we losing it?
03 l0 45 02 L_5_ No, I don’t waxltto go to local horizontal yet.
03 lO 45 03 C_ …
03 10 45 05 CDR Oh, no, Just go to sleep, Jim.
03 lO 45 09 CDR I know how I felt, and I know how you guys do.
03 10 46 17 LMP Hey, I can see the moon out here …
03 lO 46 30 CDR Is that earth’s turn on here, or what?
– 03 10 46 32 L_SP Yes, that’s what – –
03 l0 46 33 CDR Huh?
03 l0 46 34 LMP I – I – Yes, that’s why I want to get the pictures
over here.
03 10 46 36 CDR Okay.
03 10 47 31 LMP You want to put it on 0_’.2_I?
03 10 47 32 CDR Okay, give me the roll left – Which way are you goin_
to go?
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03 10 47 36 LMP Well, let’s see. I can roll to the right, and that’ll
I, : keep us good, won’t it?
03 10 47 39 CDR Yes.
03 10 47 44 CDR The only window that’s any good – are these rendezvous –
You kind of pitch it down, and yDu get some –
03 10 48 35 CDR Okay, which way are yo%{ headed? Oh, you’re going to
roll, going to roll – –
03 10 48 38 LMP We’re going to roll to the right, so we can get that
high gain up. Right window …
03 l0 49 04 CDR Alright, I keep expecting to be seeing the moon.
03 10 49 12 LMP Yes.
03 10 47 13 CDR Right.
03 10 49 16 LMP Well, you’re going to have to Just yaw towards me a
little bit.
03 10 49 18 LMP …
03 10 49 31 LMP Would you hit those lights down there with your foot, Fran
03 10 50 37 LMP Hell, we’re going away from it, huh?
03 10 50 39 CDR Huh?
03 l0 50 40 LMP We’re going away from it, huh?
03 10 50 42 CDR Oh, yes.
03 10 50 44 LMP Yes, sure is.
03 10 50 50 CDR I’m pitching down, but we’re going that way.
03 l0 50 52 LMP Are we? We’re going this way?
03 i0 50 53 CDR Yes, we’re going that way.
03 l0 50 55 I$[P Oh, okay.
03 10 51 O0 CDR You know, it kin_ of gets you do_n.
03 10 51 04 Lb_ I thought we ‘_-cr.egoing – we’re going tow___r!s the e?.rth.
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t 03 10 51 10 LMP Why don’t you snap a few? Can you see it still in your rendezvous W_indow?
03 10 51 13 CDR See what? The earth?
03 10 51 15 LMP No, the – ground.
03 lO 51 17 CDR Oh, I see, yes.
03 lO 51 31 CDR That enough?
03 l0 51 32 _ Yes. What happened?
03 l0 51 35 CDR Snap that thing on or we end u_ doing another automatic
one.
03 10 51 43 CC Apollo 8, Houston; 4 minutes to LOS. You have control
i of the DSE now, and all your systems are looking good.
03 10 51 51 CDR Thank you very much, Mike.
03 l0 51 56 CC You bet.
03 l0 52 O1 CDR Lovell’s snoring already.
03 10 52 06 CC Yes, we can hear him down here.
03 lO 54 07 LMP You going to point at the horizon, Frank?
03 10 54 l0 CDR I pointed it straight down, I thought.
03 l0 54 13 LM3 Like when we get ready to go inertial, we get a shot
of the horizon as it comes up.
03 l0 54 18 CDR Well, I’m already straight down pointing … Thought
you might … one of these …
03 l0 54 25 LMP No, I did back there.
03 10 54 36 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
03 lO 54 38 CDR Go ahead.
03 lO 54 41 CC We have 1 minute to LOS, Frank. You can terminate
stirring up your cryos anytime, and we agree with all
your flight plan changes, knd have a beautif_ backside;
we’ll see you the next time a_’o_nd.
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$ 03 10 5h 55 CDR Thank you. I’ll get those, Bill.
03 10 5h 59 LMP Have you – have you done any of the cryos?
i 03 10 55 03 CDR Huh?
i 10 20 CDR Is that thing running now? O3 55
03 10 55 24 CDR Is that thing running already?
03 10 57 18 CDR Huh? Did you put it on OFF?
03 10 57 31 LMP Here you go.
03 10 58 06 CDR We’re doing fine; why don’t you go to bed? I’ll –
Just tell me what the click – Just turn that thing?
Look! This thing here? Right over your head?
03 10 58 26 CDR No, I want you to get to bed. Come on now. You’ve
been upall the time; it’s in the flight plan. God
d,mu it, go to bed! To hell with the other stuff!
We’ll bust our ass for it.
03 l0 58 _2 CDR Do I Just turn that when the time comes? What do I
have to do to start it?
03 l0 59 53 LMP … eighth; it’s going to start with me.
03 i1 02 54 IMP … stay 1 more minute.
03 ll 03 O1 CDR I know it. Get going! I think this is a closed issue.
Get to bed!
O3 ll 03 07 CDR I don’t care; get to bed!
03 ll 03 09 CDR No, you get to bed; get your ass to bed. You quit wapting
one – one – I – I – I – I don’t want to talk about it.
03 ll 03 20 CDR Shut up; go to sleep, both of you guys.
03 11 03 27 CDR I’ll Just click it on when the time comes.
03 ll 03 32 CDR You should see your eyes; get to bed!
‘ I J _.
‘ 03 ll 03 35 CDR Don’t worry about the exposure business, God damn it,
i Anders; get to bed! Eight now! Come on!
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t”ONFIDENTIA[_’ 03 11 05 05 CDR I don’t want … Alright. You want me to take some
_, pictures? Get some sleep now. You’ve only got a couple
hours, Bill, before we’re going to have to be fresh again.
03 ll 05 20 CDR Yes. Okay. I’ll take care of it all. Alright. I
Just got up, remember? I slept for 4 hours.
‘ 03 i1 05 34 CDR No, I didn’t.
03 11 05 40 CMP …
03 11 05 42 CDR Yes. Go to sleep.
03 11 05 46 CDR Houston already came back and said, “Fine.”
03 11 05 52 CDR Yes.
03 ll 05 59 CDR A quick snooze, and you guys will feel a hell of a
lot better tomorrow.
03 ll 06 45 CDR Well, you’re tired; it’s not cold.
i 03 11 06 51 CMP Okay.
03 11 42 15 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
03 11 42 20 CC Apollo 8, loud and clear.
03 11 42 22 CDR Roger.
03 11 43 22 CDR Fine, I’m fine.
03 11 53 46 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
03 11 53 47 CDR Go ahead, Houston; Apollo 8.
03 11 53 50 CC Roger, Apollo 8. A couple of notes for you. On the P52
that you’re co_ing up to ¢n this REV, we’ve looked at
your state vectors and all your information. The platform
looks good, and it appears that it is your option
if you would like to bypass this P52; your platform will
still be good at the following TEI pass. And we’d like
to have your PRD reading, and I guess we are behind t?_
sleep summary. Over.
03 11 54 27 CDR Okay. Well, Jim and Bill are botL resting now, and I
rested for about 3 hours or 4 hours d_ving the period
‘ earlier today.
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_ 03 11 54 40 CC Roger. Copy·
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! 03 11 54 45 CDR And this PRD now reads 144.
i 03 ll 54 51 CC PRD, 144. We have an update ready to go into your
i computer for the state vector if you want to go to
PO0 and ACCEPT.
03 ll 55 05 CDR P00 and ACCEPT.
03 ll 59 51 CDR Now we are standing by to Copy this TEI 9 pad.
03 12 00 15 CC Okay, Apollo 8. We have completed with the computer.
You can use VERB 47 to transfer, and I have the TEI 9 pad.
03 12 00 25 CDR That’s Ken, isn’t it? Just a minute and I’ll take those.
03 12 01 06 CDR Okay. I went to P00 and then VERB 47, and I’m ready to copy.
03 12 01 12 CC Okay, do you have it in BLOCK?
03 12 01 16 CDR Say again. It’s in BLOCK; Roger·
03 12 01 20 CC I say, do you have UP TELemeTRY in BLOCK?
03 12 01 22 CDR Roger.
03 12 01 27 CC Okay. This pad is a TEI 9, SPS G&N: 45597, minus 040,
plus 157, 087:19:1820, plus 34188, minus 01353, plus
00780, 180, 008, 001, November Alfa, plus 00187, 34223,
313, 34021, 42, 0898, 253, 033, down 131, left 28, plus
0758, minus 16500, 129_i, 36277, 14648, 16; primary
star, Sirius; secondary, Rigel; 129, 155, 010, four quads,
15-second ullage, horizon on l·2-degree window line at
T minus 3; use high-speed proced_lre with minus Mike Alfa.
After looking at the burn information _rom your previous
SPS burns, it appears that the engine perform_ance should
give us a 3-second burn time, longer than what you have
on the pad. The pad number should correspond with what
you got out of the computer. So we have not factored
this into the past data; however, you can antfcipate
the engine for a normal DELTA-V to give you a 3-second –
I 3.7-second burn in excess of the computed times. Over.
03 l_ 05 51 CDR Roger. Th_uk you.
03 12 06 O0 CDR TEI 9, SPS G&_: 45597, minus OhO, plus 157, 087:19:1820,
‘: plus 3h188, minus 01353, plus 00780_ 180, 008, 001, NA,
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w, plus 00187, 34223, 313, 34021, 42, 0898, 253, 033, down 131,
_ left 28, plus 0758, minus 16500, 12987, plus 36277, 14648,
16; and that’s Sirius and Rigel, 129, 155, 010: four-Jet,
15 seconds, 1.2 the gaze on the window at T minus 3, highspeed,
minus MA, engines 3.7 seconds longer than given.
I 03 12 07 ll CC That’s affirmative, Apollo 8. And when you get around
to it, if you would like for us to dump your tape, we
· can do that when you get on the high gain.
[03 12 07 23 CDR Roger.
03 12 08 04 CDR Okay, you should have it on the high gain now, Houston.
03 12 08 11 CC Roger. Why don’t you go ahead and d_mp the tape?
F
; 03 12 08 20 CDR Roger.
03 12 24 35 CC Apollo 8 Houston. The tape recorder is back to you.
i 03 12 24 42 CDR Thank you.
03 12 25 20 CM2° Hey, Bill, … aspirin.
, 03 12 25 24 CDR You got a headache _
03 12 25 28 CDR Hey, you don’t have to tell them about aspirin. I
told Berry …; Just the other two.
03 12 0_5 39 CDR Yes, you ought to be good and tired, too.
03 12 26 28 CDR There’s a magazine floating around. Can you grab that
please, Jim?
03 12 26 47 CDR Huh? It’s for you to sleep.
03 12 26 51 CDR Hey, this little radiometer that I got is up to-124 now.
What’s yours reading?
03 12 26 55 CC Apollo 8, HOuston.
03 12 26 58 CDR Go ahead.
03 12 27 02 CC We have looked at all your systems and ali your trajectory
information, and you have a GO for another REV.
03 12 27 12 CDR Oh, thank you.
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, 03 12 34 05 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?
03 12 34 ll CC I’m reading you weak, but clear, Frank.
03 12 34 13 CDR How about this antenna? Is that any better?
03 12 3_ lg CC It is a little louder.
03 12 34 24 CDR Okay.
03 12 34 35 CDR (Whistling)
03 12 35 04 CMP … align …?
03 12 35 06 CDR We didn’t have to do one, Jim. No, they said that
they’d checked it, and it looked real good, and they’d
let you sleep.
03 12 39 44 CDR Hey, Ken, how’d you pull a duty on Satur – on Christmas
Eve? You know, it happens to bachelors every time,
doesn’t it?
03 12 39 53 CC I wouldn’t oe anywhere else tonight.
03 12 39 55 CDR Ha, ha.
03 12 42 06 CDR Ken, how’s the MSFN tracking of this lunar orbit coming out?
03 12 42 28 CC Okay, Frank. It’s looking like it’s coming right down
the pike. It’s doing Just what it’s supposed to, and
apparently all our computer programs have got the right
numbers in them because they’re predicting where you’re
going,
03 12 42 40 CDR Are they covering any of these anomalies due to hard spots?
03 12 42 48 CC They’re detectable, but they’re not changing things
enough to be anything more than of interest.
03 12 42 56 CDR Well, I hope they’re as good with the corridor as they
were with that LOI. That was beautiful.
03 12 43 03 CC It sure was. That’s – that is textbook all the way.
03 12 44 26 CC Apollo 8, llouston.
03′ 12 44 28 CDR Go a_head.
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03 12 27 14 CDR Do what? Yes.
03 12 27 41 CDR Understand we’re GO for REV 9?
03 12 27 48 CC Affirmative.
03 12 27 52 CDR I feel – I – Listen, I’ll be the first to tell you I
had enough sense; I went down _d crapped out before.
03 12 29 01 CDR How is the weather down there, Ken?
03 12 29 06 CC Entirely beautiful; loud and clear and Just right in
temperature.
03 12 29 11 CDR ]{ow about in the recovery area?
03 12 29 _5 CC That’s looking real good.
03 12 29 17 CDR Very good.
03 12 29 25 CC Yes, they told us that there’s a beautiful moon out there.
03 12 29 30 CDR Yes, I was Just saying there’s a beautiful earth out there.
03 12 29 ’36 CC It depends on your point of view.
03 12 29 38 CDR Yes.
03 12 29 55 CDR Aqmost – –
03 12 29 56 CC If you’re looking for something to do up there, Frank,
you might get that BIO_,5/Dswitch over to the left position.
03 12 30 O1 CDR Okay.
03 i2 30 40 CDR Are you ready?
03 12 30 45 CDR 5, 4, 3 – Say again.
03 12 30 52 CDR Ken, are you re – –
03 12 30 53 CC All set.
03 12 30’54 CDR $, 4, 3, 2, 1 –
03 12 30 58 CDR MARK.
03 12 33 37 CDR How do you read me on 0.ut'” .I A, Ken?
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03 12 4_ 31 CC Okay, we’re about – inside 10 minutes to LOS; we’ll be
I picking you up again at 85:40. And we’ll have all of
the TV types’ information standing by. In the event
that the situation develops again, for p nting accuracy,
if I see anything that looks like the terminator or
anything of that nature, I’m going to call the dark
side of it 12 o’clock, and use that as a reference
system, and we’ll try that. If that doesn’t dope out
any problems with camera pointing, why, I may try – call
: for a plus pitch, and then I’ll Just correct what I see
to account for it.
! 03 12 45 14 CDR Roger. We’re not going to use that telephoto lens. But
: I don’t believe we’ll get – be able to get a picture of
i the earth. It:s going to have to be the – the terminator
and the – the lunar surface. I’m looking at the earth
i right now; we won’t see it again during that period.
03 12 _5 33 CC Okay. Real fine, then. And next time around, why – We’ll
take an extra special look at all the parameters. We’ll
have our TEI pad for you, and we’ll use the last REV for
i a real good hack on all systems. I’ll give you a rundown
by system of all things we see and where they stand.
03 12 45 54 CDR Okay, fine.
03 12 50 17 CC Apollo 8, Houston. We’re approaching 4 minutes to LOS;
a]] systems are GO.
03 12 50 24 CDR Roger. Thank you.
03 13 02 19 CDR You sick, Jim?
03 13 07 03 CDR Yes. Fine.
03 13 07 08 CDR I’ll call you all in about 15 minutes for that TV show.
03 13 12 32 CDR You sick?
03 13 13 27 CDR We might as well go ahead. We might as well go ahead.
Yes, we’ve got about 15 minutes to get set up.
03 13 13 34 CDR Huh? Well, we’ve got to get the TV out now. I don’t
think %-e ought to screw around with this.
03 13 13 _0 CDR Huh?
. 03 13 1_ 34 L_° … Tv?
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]. 03 13 14 37 CDR Well, let’s talk about that; that’s what I wunted.
03 13 14 40 CDR Why don’t we do this? Why don’t you hold it out the
window, like you did, and each one of us talk – –
03 13 14 47 LMP …
i 03 13 12 48 CDR Well, go out,theyand wanthen t toyouhangtalkontabou o tht e what terminyouator,saw, %utand we’ll Jim
I will talk about what he saw, &nd I’ll say a couple of
: Words. And then we’ll say something about how this kind
of reminds you of how it might have started, and then
you read the first four of those, and Jim reads the next
four, and I’ll read the last two, and we’ll say good night.
O3 13 15 O8 CMP …
03 13 15 11 CDR No, Just this one. I don’t want to complicate it any
more than that, because we got the high gain antenna
problem and everything.
03 13 15 20 CMP Why don’t we …?
03 13 15 22 CDR Hey, wait. We’ve got to do it up right because there
will be more people listening to this than ever listened
to any other single person in history.
03 13 15 39 C?4P … first four …
03 13 15 41 CDR Let Bill say the first four, and you say the next four,
and I’ll say the last two. There’s no more.
03 13 16 03 CDR Just put it away; don’t you have time to?
03 13 16 08 CDR Alright.
03 13 16 20 CDR No, I don’t know where the tape is.
03 13 16 23 CDR Huh? What’d you Say, Bill?
03 13 16 38 CDR Okay?
03 13 17 03 CDR Then as soon as we go through this, we 6o into a GI
party. Everything gets put up, and We’l:l concentrate
on TEI. Okay?
03 13 17 17 CMP …
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” 03 13 17 18 CDR We’ve got a lot of time.
03 13 17 23 CDR Store all the cameras, store everything, because this
burn will be a hang. How much do you need? What rate?
03 13 18 28 C5_ …
03 13 18 29 CDR Huh?
03 13 18 34 CDR I can’t hear you.
03 13 18 36 CDR No. Yes, I got it completed.
03 13 18 43 CDR That long? Here. ‘-
03 13 19 46 CDR Why don’t we each talk about one thing that impressed
us most out of what we saw and describe it? Okay?
03 13 19 57 CDR How much do you have? The same?
03 13 20 20 CDR How … a change?
03 13 20 26 I2,_ We ought to _ke it perfectly.
03 13 20 ’28 CDR Yes, they wanted it to drag on a little bit longer, but
we’ll cut it off when we feel like it. Okay?
03 13 __0 32 SC …
· 03 13 20 43 CDR Yes, then we could take all the ldnar stuff and put
it Somewhere; you know, all the maps and things – –
03 13 20 48 CR_ Yes, I got …
03 13 20 49 CDR – – and we’ll put it all in one place e_nd Eet _q_ whole –
Put all the cameras away and get the ghole damn thing in
: shipshape.
03 13 21 02 CDR Because no_. she’s going to take us home!
03 13 21 13 CDR Huh?
03 13 21 39 CDR Let’s only have the stuff out we’re going to necd to
operate with for the burn. Here’s some stuff stuck
up here. _nere’s cameras floating all over the place.
Jim, fix me one of those.
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03 13 21 58 CDR Alright. Here comes a couple of magazines – I don’t
t know what –
03 13 22 14 CDR What are these?
03 13 22 25 CDR That doesn’t … – You better put ail the camera
equipment away in one place.
03 13 22 29 CMP Here we go.
03 13 “3 34 CDR This one? H_h?
03 13 23 37 CDR No, put everything away.
03 13 23 56 CDR Got this big 16-millimeter camera and the camera cord.
03 13 24 03 CDR Huh?
03 13 24 06 CDR It’s about 10 minutes.
03 13 24 11 CDR You want to tape that?
03 13 24 14 CDR Huh?
03 13 24 ’19 CDR Where do these brackets go?
03 13 24 22 CDR Alright.
03 13 24 52 CDR Man, I wonder how –
03 13 24 57 CDR Huh? I wonder how in the hell it goes in here. Who
took it out?
03 13 25 39 CDR You sure this one came out of here, too, Bill?
03 13 25 42 I24P …
03 13 25 46 CDR Jim, where did you get this camera bracket out of?
03 13 25 49 CMP …
03 13 25 51 CDR They did?
03 13 25 56 CDR Who’s cutting – Somebody’s closing off one of those
inlets somak’here.
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03 13 26 03 CDR Is that tooth?asia thing of yours going over that one
Bil] ?
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03 13 26 09 CDR This one – this compressor started lugging down.
I 03 13 26 15 CMP What?
03 13 26 16 CDR I said the compressor started lugging down.
t 03 13 27 16 CDR Get all this Junk off here, all the old P30’s. There’s
that monocular, too. Where did ‘it go?
03 13 27 53 CDR Huh? Where does that go?
03 13 28 17 CDR There’s a …
03 13 28 19 CDR No, put them all away.
03 13 28 51 CDR I got that one; do you want to put them on?
03 13 29 03 C_[P …
03 13 29 27 CDR I don’t know – How – how does this store, Bill?
Together or separately?
03 13 29 30 LMP Ta_ke …
03 13 29 40 CDR I guess that 150 – 250 millimeter comes off, and this
one goes on.
03 13 30 05 LMP Now, we’ll open the .,.
03 13 30 07 CDR That goes on that other camera.
03 13 30 12 LMP …
03 13 30 14 CMP Okay.
03 13 30 17 CDR Let’s take that clip off that wire there, tee,’ shall we?
I don’t like that.
03 13 31 54 CMP (Coughing)
63 13 32 10 C_e …
03 13 32 13 LMP Flight plan.
03 13 32 17 CMP That’s it.
03 13 32 19 CDR R3 is open. I got the tape right here.
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03 13 32 36 CDR Huh?
” 03 13 32 43 CDR Bill, can we get through this placo? Oops.
03 13 32 55 CDR Did you stow the sextant bracket?
03 13 33 14 CDR Bill? Want me to hold it? There it is.
03 13 34 00 CDR After this …, I’ll store the ORDEAL, too.
03 13 34 08 CDR That should be –
03 13 34 15 ImMP … send down the update …
03 13 34 20 CDR Huh?
03 13 34 23 CDR Yes.
03 13 34 56 LMP May I see that blurb – that … thing?
03 13 34 59 CDR The what, Bil] ?
03 13 35 00 LB_ The thing we’re supposed to read?
03 13 35 02 CDR Oh yes, what time is it? 85 something?
03 13 35 05 LMP 85:35.
03 13 35 07 CMP And then … complicabed.
03 13 35 17 LM _ There you go. Why don’t you get a map, Jim, so we can
tell the folks what you’re looking at?
03 13 35 23 LMP Which one do you _ant – What do you want me to read?
I 83 13 35 25 CDR The first four.
03 13 35 37 LMP Okay.
03 13 35 39 CDR Okay?
03 13 35 _7-‘LMP What time is AOS?
— J3l 03 13 35 50 CDR I don’t know. It should be any time now.
_- 03 13 36 39 LMP I can’t see it. There’s so much light on here.
03 13 36 41 CMP It’s minus 63 degrees pitch, 350 degrees yaw.
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_ 03 13 37 02 LMP I’m not getting anything. _%at are you going to try
to – What _rindow are you going to do it out of?
03 13 37 06 CDR Huh?
03 13 37 09 IMP What are you going to do it out-of? This side window
here, the terminator, or what?
03 13 37 10 CDR I can’t hear you.
03 13 37 11 LMP What window are you going to do it out of?
03 13 37 13 CDR Well, wherever we can get the high gain on. I’ll point – –
03 13 37 18 LMP We’re pointed straight up in the air, now.
03 13 37 20 CDR No, we’re not. We’re Just about horizontal.
03 13 37 23 LS_ Oh. My visual is off.
03 13 37 27 CMP (Singing)
03 13 3, 36 CMP (Singing)
03 13 37 _7 CDR Probably be best out that rendezvous window there.
03 13 37 50 LMP Yes. If you’d yaw about 30 degrees this way, you
could probably pick the earth coming up over the hill.
03 13 37 53 CDR To the right?
03 13 37 55 LMP Yes.
03 13 37 57 CDR Alright.
03 13 38 O0 LMP Where abouts are we?
03 13 38 02 CDR Somewhere over the moon.
03 13 38 05 L_® Here, we’ll ta_ke it out that window over there – –
03 13 38 07 CDR We’ll have to yaw to the left, Wouldn’t I?
03 13 38 08 LS[P No, you’ll have to yaw to the right, and – to get
the rendezvous; maybe pitch up Just a little bit.
CQNFIDEN'[‘IAD03 13 38 15 CDR Okay. It’s –
i
03 13 38 22 IMP It’s on.
03 13 38 24 CDR Are we getting them?
03 13 38 25 I24P Well, it’s Just – The trouble is, I don’t think you’d
normally get it out the rendezvous window and have the
high gain, too, Frank.
03 13 38 42 CMP You tell me – –
03 13 38 44 L_tu The thing to do would be, – if you want to get the
i earth, to get the yaw – to yaw up and pitch up.
03 13 38 57 CDR Try to get CC_,_, will you, Bill?
03 13 39 03 LMP Okay, well, gee – I don’t see it out there anywhere.
Do you? The earth? I don’t think we’ve had AOS yet.
03 13 39 14 C:4P You’re going down, it says right here.
03 13 39 16 LMP I’ll know when to get them as soon as we get on an O_I.
03 13 39 21 LF_P You’ll have to p_tch up, Frank; I can’t get them now,
on – on the –
03 13 39 24 CDR Huh?
03 !3 39 25 LMP You’ll have to pitch up; I can’t get them on the
high gain there. Pitch or – or yaw – pitch up or
yaw and/or yaw right.
03 13 39 34 CDR I’ll do both.
03 13 39 35 r_ Okay.
03 13 39 52 CDR How’s that steam pressure, Bill?
03 13 39 53 I2_ Good.
03 13 39 54 Cl.? … Frank.
03 13 39 55 I3¢P It isn’t even boiling yat.
! 03 13 40 02 I2._ Yes, we Just started.
03 13 40 09 LX.? Where’s the pad bo-k? Doesn’t it have the – –
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03 13 40 11 CDR Here it comes!
, 03 13 40 12 LMP Okay.
03 13 40 13 CDR Oh boy!
I 03 13 40 14 CMP Get a good shot of her?
I ‘
03 13 40 17 CDR Yes, see it?
03 13 40 21 CMP Well, keep the camera there. Keep the camera.
03 13 40 23 LMP Here it comes. Here it comes. But you’re not on yet.
03 13 40 31 L_5° You got it – you got to do something.
03 13 40 37 IMP Pitch up or yaw –
03 13 40 39 CDR Yaw right?
03 13 40 4_ I24P Yaw right.
03 13 40 45 C55¢ Oh, Jesus.
03 13 40 ’46 CDR Oh, I get it off this camera – window over here.
03 13 40 51 _ Okay.
; 03 13 LO 54 CMP Houston, Apollo 8.
i 03 13 40 58 LMP Roll her a little bit Roll her a little bit to the –
to the right.
03 13 41 06 C_L° Here, you want me to fly it Just to come a _ –
03 13 41 07 LMP That one’s got it, the roll. Yes, yes. It’s the
roll that’s got it. Roll right, if you can.
03 13 41 12 CMP We’re rolling.
03 13 41 18 LMP Come on, gang.
03 13 41 25 CL_P We’re going to radial out. Are we – You got her coming
up? You see her, Frank?
03 13 41 33 CDR Yes, it’s beautiful.
03 13 41 39 I3,_ You got to roil. i
03 13 41 41 CMP It’s rolling.
03 13 41 43 CDR Watch the gimbal lock.
03 13 41 45 CMP Yes.
03 13 h2 O0 LMP You got to roll – –
03 13 h2 O! CMP Right.
03 13 hR 02 IMP — and yaw.
03 13 42 05 CMP We’re over 45 degrees in yaw right now.
03 13 h2 10 CMP We’re still yawing, and we’re still rolling.
03 13 h2 12 Ib_ Where is it m Frank? Point to it.
03 13 _2 13 CDR I’m pointing right at it with the camera.
03 13 42 15 LMP Then why in the hell we’re not getting it? Okay.
03 13 42 18 CDR Should be getting it.
03 13 42 20 LMM Try again here.
i
03 13 42 36 CDR Got it?
03 13 !_2 37 CMP There, you got it; you’re on.
03 13 h2 46 LMP There y_u got it. It was in some kind of a gimbal lockup
there.
03 13 42 51 CDR Try – try it – call them.
03 13 h2 53 LMP Houston – –
03 13 42 54 C_ Houston – Go ahead, go ahead.
03 13 42 56 LMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
03 13 42 58 CC Loud and clear and an initial look at your systems are
good. Over.
03 13 43 O1 IA_ Roger. We’ve got the T – –
03 13 k3 02 CC We’ve got a p_cture, ApoTlo 8.
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03 13 43 03 I2._P Roger, wE’ve got the TV – –
03 13 4304 c_ Roll- rollle_.
i 03 13 43 05 LMP Huh?
i 03 13 43 06 CDR Roll left a little, can you?
03 13 43 07 CMP Yes.
03 13 43 11 CDR Did he say it was a good picture?
03 13 43 12 LMP How’s the picture look, Houston?
03 13 43 17 CC Loud and clear.
03 13 43 19 LMP The TV look okay?
03 13 43 24 CC Looks very good.
03 13 43 26 CSfP Welcome from the moon, Houston –
03 13 43 28 CDR And the world.
03 13 43 34 CC Thank you.
03 13 43 40 CMl) Okay, why don’t you’ describe what – Where abouts are
we here anyway?
03 13 43 45 CDR Tell them – this camera’s Just the thing. Tell them
what we’re going to do.
03 13 43 54 CMP you got the – got the thing_majig? Want me to roll a
little bit?
0] 13 44 00 LMP Houston, you’re seeing a view of the earth, taken over
the lunar horizon. We’re going to follow the track until
the terminator, where we will turn the spacecraft and
give you a view of the long shadowed terrain at the
terminator, which should come in quite well in the TV.
03 13 44 25 C55D We don’t know whether you can see it from the TV screen,
but the moon is nothing but a milky white, completely void.
03 13 44 35 CDR You’re going to have to show it out that picture now;
I’ve lost it.
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03 13 44 38 C_ We’re ch_lging the cameras to the other window now.
4_ 03 13 44 41 LMP Can you pitch down now and – –
03 13 44 44 CDR Pitch down.
03 13 44 46 LMP – – and let me get out thc rendezvous window and yaw,
maybe?
03 13 44 50 CMP Which way do you want to yaw?
03 13 44 5q IMP Yaw toward me and away from – away from the earth.
03 13 44 55 CDR This is Apollo 8, coming to you live from the moon. We’ve
had to switch the TV camera now; we’ve showed you first
a view of earth as we’ve been watching it for the past
16 hours. Now we’re switching so that we can show you
the moon that we’ve been flying over at 60 miles altitude
for the last 16 hours. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and
myself have spent the day before Christ_ms up here,
doing experiments, taking pictures, and firing our spacecraft
engines to maneuver around. What we’ll do now is
follow the trail that we’ve been following all day, and
take you on to a lunar sunset.
03 13 45 43 CDR The moon is a different thing to each one of us. I
think that each one of – each one carries his own
impressions of what – of what he’s seen today. I know
my own impression is that it’s a vast, lonely, forbiddingtype
existence or expanse of nothing; it looks rather
like clouds and clouds of pumice stone.
03 13 46 09 IMP Can’t you get it down? I can’t see it, Jim.
03 13 46 l0 CDR And it certainly would not appear to be a very – –
03 13 46 12 LMP … 30 degrees.
03 13 46 13 CDR – – inviting place to live or work. Jim, what have you
thought most about?
03 13 46 21 CMP Well, Frank, my thoughts were very similar; the vast
loneliness up here of the moon is awe-inspiring, and
it makes you realize Just what you have back there on
earth. The earth from here is a grand oasis in the b_g
vastness of space.
03 13 46 38 CDR Bill, what do you think? i
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,__ 03 13 46 40 L_ Iluntarhinksunrises the thinagnd that sunsets. impressedThese,me thine particul most waasr, the
bring out the stark nature of the terrain, and the
long shadows really bring out the relief that is
here and hard to see in this very bright surface
that we’re going over right now.
03 13 47 04 CDR Describe – That’s not color, Bill – Describe some of
the physical features of what you’re showing the people.
03 13 47 10 LMP I’m changing to the other window now.
03 13 47 17 LMP What sea are we coming up to? Smith’s Sea?
03 13 47 20 CMP Yes. Smyth’s – Smyth’s Sea.
03 13 47 23 LMP We are now coming onto Smyth’s Sea, a small mare
region covered with a dark material. There is a
fresh bright impact crater on the edge to_-ards us,
and a mountain range on the other side.
03 13 47 43 C_5_ Pyrenees. Okay, hold it right there. Hold it.
03 13 47 45 LMP These mountains ar& the Pyrenees. Is that right?
03 13 47 49 CMP No, I take that back; it’s …
03 13 b7 50 CC Apollo 8, we’re no_ receiving modulation on the
signals. We do have sync.
03 13 47 55 CDR Are you reading us, Apollo – Houston? Maybe it’s
turned OFF, Rill.
03 13 48 00 CC Apollo 8, we’re reading you loud and clear, but no
picture – –
03 13 48 03 CDR Somehow it got OFF again.
03 13 48 04 LMP What?
03 13 48 05 C_ Roger. We understand. Take a look now.
03 13 48 06 LMP It’s O_ now.
03 I3 48 07 CDR How about now, Apollo?
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j 03 13 48 11 L_ Yaw it if you can.
03 13 48 12 CC Loud and clear.
03 13 48 13 CDR Right or left?
03 13 _8 15 LMP Right.
03 13 _8 17 CDR Okay.
03 13 _8 18 I_P Roll.
03 13 48 19 CC Good picture.
03 13 48 20 CDR Right.
03 13 48 22 CMP What you’re seeing as we cross Smyth’s Sea – are the
craters Kastner and Gilbert.
03 13 48 30 CDR Tell them there’s a very bright impact crater now.
03 13 48 32 C5_ And what we have noticed especially that you cannot
see from the earth are the small bright impact craters
that dominate the lunar surface.
03 13 48 _h CDR How’s that now, Bill?
03 13 h8 45 LMP Yes, the more right roll, the better.
03 13 h8 47 CDR Alright, more right roll.
03 13 48 53 CDR Can you show the horizon?
03 13 48 54 L_ That’s what I’m on.
03 13 48 57 CDR Describe the horizon.
03 13 49 01 LMP The horizon here is very, very stark.
6313 _9 03 CDR I can’t even see it is the trouble.
03 13 49 04 L_ The sky is pitch black, and the earth, or the moon
rather, excuse me, is quite light, and the contrast
‘between the s_kryand the moon is a vivid dark line.
__ e some 03 13 h9 18 L_ Coming into view of the camera now _ i_teresting
old double-ring craters, some interesting features that
are quite ccmmon in the mare region and have been filled
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·¢- by some material, the same consistency of the mare and
4, same color; here are three or four of these interesting
features. Further on the horizon, you see the Pyr –
_9_ese are the Pyrenees, aren’t they? – –
03 13 29 26 CMP After the Sea of Fertility; filst, we’re going over
the Sea of Crises.
03 13 29 27 L_ What are these mountains?
03 13 _9 49 CMP Well, there’s the Fo_m_ug Sea.
03 13 29 52 LMP Okay. The mo%autains coming up now are heavily impacted
_ith numerous craters whose central peaks you can see
in m, ny of the larger ones.
– 03 13 50 06 CMP Actually, I think the best way to describe this area is
a vastness of black and white, absolutely no color.
03 13 50 20 L%[P The sky up here is also a rather forbidding, foreboding
expanse of blackness, with no stars visible when we’re
flying over the ear – over the moon in daylight.
03 13 50 33 CMP Are -_e coming up near our – near our target area?
03 ]3 50 38 CDR No, I don’t think – we’ve got quite a ways to go.
03 13 50 47 CMP Do you need this anymore? I’ll find out where we are
here in a hurry.
03 13 50 50 I_4P You can see by the numerous craters – –
03 13 50 54 CDR Yes, you better leave it on there.
03 13 50 55 LMP – – that this planet has been bombarded through the eons
with nUmeroUS small asteroids and meteoroids, pocYJ_.arking
the surface every square inch.
03 13 51 08 C_[P And one of the amgzing features of the surface is the
·roundness of most of the craters. It seems that most
of them have a round, mound-type appearance instead of
sharp, Sagged rocks.
03 13 51 20 L_ Only the very newest features have any sharp definition
to them, and eventually they get eroded do’gn by the
constant bombar_.ent of sma]] m_teorites.
03 ]3 51 33 C_’.K_ You hope.
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I 03 13 51 37 I/-_L u there’s two big craters coming on the Okay, up right.
I don’t know which ones they are.
i 03 13 51 43 CMP Where? What does it look like here?
I 03 13 51 44 I/4P How’s the picture now, Houston?
t 03 13 51 50 CDR DonTt tell me we’ve broken lock.
03 13 51 52 LMP Houston, are you reading us?
03 13 51 54 CC Roger. Heading you loud and clear, and the picture
looks real fine.
03 13 51 56 CDR Good.
03 13 51 57 LMP Thank you.
03 13 52 02 LMP Can you see the two large craters to the – Just to the
right of our track, Houston?
03 13 52 16 CC Affirmative.
03 13 52 20 C_[P That might be K_2stner and Gilbert, although I’m not
too sure. I can’t see out.
03 13 52 25 LMP It’s hard to get me and the camera in the window at the
same time (laug_hter).
03 13 52 28 C_ Could I look out here Just a second just to find out
where we are? Well, we’re still over the – Okay,
we’re still over the east side. Here comes Smyth’s Sea now.
03 13 52 49 LMP The very bright features you see are the new impact craters,
and the longer a crater has been on the surface of the
moon, why, the more mottled and subdued it becomes.
03 13 53 Ob, CDR Hey, Bill, you’re not talking to geologists.
03 13 53 07 LMP What do you wa_ut me to say?
03 13 53 09 CSLP Here’s – here’s where we are.
03 13 53 11 L_[F Okay. Go ahead – –
03 13 53 12 C_[P Smyth’s Sea – –
03 13 53 13 L%_ You read it off.
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1 03 13 53 18 CMP Excuse me a second.
03 13 53 26 CC Apollo 8, we’ve apparently lost your voice; the picture
is still good.
03 13 53 30 _4P Roger.
03 13 53 36 CMP Houston, we’re passing over the area that’s Just to the
east of Smyth’s Sea now in checking our charts. Smyth’s
Sea is coming up in a few minutes.
03 13 53 52 LMP … that gimbal lock back.
03 13 53 56 C5_ Yes, watch out for gimbal lock, please.
! 03 13 54 00 CDR How are you doing, Bill? Can you see it?
03 13 54 02 IMP Yes, that’s good. I can’t see much out here with this !
camera in the way.
i 03 13 54 13 CDR Huh? Bill.
03 13 54 14 CC Apollo 8, if you go to PO0 and ACCEPT, we’ll uplink
some information.
03 13 54 20 LMP (Laughter) We’re not over _h’s Sea.
03 13 54 35 CDR Boy, that baby really took some …, didn’t it?
03 i3 52 41 LMP We are now coming up towards the terminator, and I
I hope that soon we’ll be able tc show you the varying
contrasts of light as we go into the darkness.
! 03 13 54 51 CDR Okay.
03 13 54 53 CMP Well, the terminator’s – –
03 13 54 54 CDR Houston, we’re – we’re in P00, and you have the computer.
03’13 54 56 CMP – – is where we’re ending.
‘ 03 13 55 02 CDR Don’t stop, Bill, (laughter) I didn’t mean to cut you off.
03 13 55 05 L_ We’ll have _nother thought soon – there are a lot of
.holes down there.
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03 lj 55 14 LMP We’re now approaching a series of smell impact craters.
_ There is a dark area between us and them which could
4_ possibly – could be a – old lava flow.
03 13 55 37 LMP We going sideways?
03 13 55 38 CDR/CMP Yes. I
03 13 55 42 C_ Is tha_ crater on the backside called Tchaikovsky – i
Ifil – Kil – Kiikowsky or something like that?
t
03 13 55 50 LMP It’s an old Russian name, isn’t it? That’s the Goddard
of – –
03 13 55 54 CMP Yes.
03 13 55 56 CDR You can see the large mountains on the horizon now
ahead of the spacecraft to the north of our track.
03 13 56 07 CMP Okay …. his c_mera over there …
03 13 56 08 LMP Are those the _renees?
03 13 56 lh C5_ I’m checking that. No, we – think maybe – No, there’s
a bright crater right there.
03 13 56 23 L_P The intensity of the sun’s ref]ection in this area – –
03 13 56 24 C5_ Unless we could have rotated off here.
03 13 56 25 LMP – – makes it difficult for us to distinguish the
features we see on the surface, and I suppose it’s
even harder on the television, but as we approach the
terminator and the shadows become longer, you’ll see a
marked change.
03 13 56 48 CMP I don’t know where we are now because we yawed off so much.
03 13 56 51 LMP We’re going sideways. Frank’s window would he the best
one to look – Do you see the terminator coming yet, Frank?
03 13 56 55 C5_ Yes.
03 13 56 56 CDR ‘I don’t know which way it is. I – I didn’t look to see
which way we were going.
03 13 57 00 LM_ There’s z vcry dark crater in the filling material of
this v_lley in front of us now. It’s rather unusual
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in that it is sharply defined, yet it’s dark all over
I its interior walls,’ whereas most new-looking craters
are a very bright interior.
03 13 57 37 _ A small impact crater in front of us now .in a little
mare, well defined and quite new, and another one
approaching. The spacecraft is facing north from our
track. We are going sideways to our left.
03 13 57 57 LMP What is that mare up there now, that big one?
I
03 13 58 O0 C_ Straight ahead?
03 13 58 01 LMP Yes.
03 13 58 03 CMP North? Okay, let me check it here. Well, there’s the
; Sea of Crises coming up – Oh, that big one is the Sea
: of Crises over there.
03 13 58 10 LMP We are now – –
03 13 58 11 CMP I made a mistake with the –
03 13 58 12 La[P – – seeing the Sea of Cris_-s coming over the horizon.
What’s the name of that crater right between us and it?
03 13 58 16 _ Okay, I’ll get it for you right now. That’s – Condorcet
Crater.
03 13 58 28 LMP Condoreet?
03 13 58 30 CSIP Let me see Just to make sure. Are we under a sea right
now, Smyth’s Sea? That’s the Condorcet Crater. Condorcet.
03 13 58 36 LMP And we believe the crater, the large dark crater between
the spacecraft and the Sea of Crises is Condorcet Crater.
The Sea of Crises is amazingly smooth as far as the
horizon, past this rather rough mountainous region in
front of the spacecraft.
63 13 58 54 c_ How are you doing? …
03 13 58 56 CDR …
03 13 59 11 CC Apollo 8, we are through with the computer. You can go
back to BLOCK, and it looks like we are getting a lot
of reflection off your window now.
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03 13 59 20 CDR You want me to try it out this window?
03 13 59 21 LMP Yes, that’ll be better. Roger; we’ll switch windows.
03 13 59 24 CDR I’ll have to watch out for gimbal lock this way.
03 13 59 29 CDR Is it still ON, Bill?
03 13 59 31 LMP Yes. Be careful when you grab that handle, because
apparently you can turn it OFF.
03 13 59 35 CDR Ask him how that is.
03 13 59 38 LMP How’s that look now, Ken?
I:
03 13 59 42 CC Real fine. i!
03 13 59 45 LMP Okay, you’ll have to – … I can’t see where you are,
Frank.
03 13 59 58 CDR I wonder what – Oh, hel2.
03 14 00 02 LMP Okay, what is the problem here? Okay.
03 14 00 11 CDR Pitch up.
03 14 00 12 CMP I can’t pitch up too much.
03 14 00 13 LMP Can you roll? Don’t pitch up, Just roll – You can roll – –
03 14 00 18 CMP Right?
03 14 00 19 I34P Roll right, and you can yaw – yaw left, – Get your right
gimbal off a little bit. Roll right and yaw left.
03 14 00 26 C_ Okay, I’m doing it.
03 14 00 27 CC Apollo 8, can you tell us which window you are looking
out? And there’s a large crater, looks like it is
sticking up in the upper right-hand corner of our
picture. Cgn you identify that one?
03 ih 00 35 LMP A!right, you better J We’re going to lose it if you
don’t move over. ‘_
03 1_ 00 41 CDR Roger, we’re Just about to lose lock here. That’s why
we’re slowing up a little bit. You’re alright.
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I 03 l_ O0 48 IMP Welooking see theout Seathe ofleft-hand Crises inrendezvous front of uswindow. now, and We’re
03 14 O0 55 CMP That might be – Firmicus.
03 14 O0 59 CDR What’s the name of the crater ot_ in the Sea of Crises?
That’s probably the one they’re talking about.
03 14 O1 02 CMP Picard is right out there on the right-hand – left,brand
side of it. We – –
03 14 O1 06 CDR How are we going to keep lock now, Bill?
O] 14 O1 08 LMP Okay, keep – the thing to do is to – is to roll right –
is the best thing to do.
03 14 O1 16 CMP Okay, I’m rolling right. I’ve got – I’m in there right
nOW — —
03 14 O1 20 LMP Well, we’re not able – That’s their prcblem.
03 14 O1 23 CDR Their problem?
03 14 O1 24 CMP Tell them that’s Picard.
O] 14 O1 26 LMP Houston, how you reading us now?
: 03 14 O1 33 LMP The crater you see on the horizon in the Sea of Cfi –
How are you reading us, Houston?
03 14 O1 49 CC Loud and clear, Apollo 8, and we have a picture that’s good.
03 14 O1 52 L_ Roger; we’re getting a lot of static. The Sea of Crises
is in front of us on the horizon, and the dark crater
Picard can he seen in the middle. We’re now approaching
the moon sunrise or the spacecraft sunset. This is an
area that the sun has Just recently come up on the moon.
_, 03 14 02 23 L_ What’s this – what sea are We over now, Jim?
(
03 14 02 28 CMP This is pa_t of the Sea of – –
03 14 02 29 L_2° Don’t – don’t – You better – you better yaw a little
bit to the left. You’re going to get thc sun on Frank’s
window now.
03 14 02 36 CDR Yes, yaw left.
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: 03 14 02 39 CMP Do you want me to still roll?
03 14 02 40 LMP See the mare we’re over now bas a mottled look about it, – –
03 14 02 45 C55_ The Sea of Fertility we’re on.
03 14 02 46 L_5° – – but not very heavily cratered, so it must be relatively
dew.
03 lb 02 50 CMP We’re over the Sea of Fertility.
03 lb 02 51 _MP – This is the Sea of Fertility, and we’re coming up on a
large crater, the delta-rim variety. It has a strange
_ ‘ circular crack around the middle of it
7 pattern m
;
* 03 14 03 14 IMP How ma_’ miles across is that crater?
_’ 03 14 03 17 CSIF Is that – You’re looking at Tar,_utius?
03 14 03 20 L_IF Yes.
03 14 03 21 CMl° Taruntius, probably.
03 14 03 24 L_ ° Yes, how many – Just give me a guess. 20 miles? 30 miles?
03 14 03 29 C_IF Must be 30 or 40 miles.
03 14 03 30 L_IF The crater ·that you’re seeing no-_ is about 30 or 40 miles
across.
03 14 03 37 LMP Ro – You batter – You better roll left.
03 14 03 40 CMP Roll left?
03 14 03 41 L_P Yes.
03 14 03 44 CDR Yaw left, too. I see the – Here’s earth in our background.
03 14 03 _9 C_IF Okay, I’m rolling left.
03 14 03 51 LMP How’s your picture quality, Houston?
03 14 03 56 CC It’s phenomenal.
03 14 03 58 IR.IF There’s an interesting rille directly in front of the
. spacecraft now, runnin 6 alon G the edge of a small
mountain, rather sinuous shape, with right-angle turns.
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What – what – Keep rolling – keep rolling – You’re –
· Roll it left, Jim.
03 14 04 22 C_ Roll left, okay.
03 14 04 27 C_ This area Just to the west of the Sea of Crises is
t called the Marsh of Sleep, and to the west of that is
the Sea of Tranquility.
03 14 04 38 LMP Can you see the fracture patterns going across the
mare in front of us now, Houston?
03 14 04 46 CDR Now, you better stop the roll.
03 14 04 47 CC That doesn’t quite stand out.
03 14 04 48 IMP Yes.
03 14 04 49 CMP Cut the roll.
03 14 04 51 LMP Roger_ it’s a series of cracks, faults across the
middle of the mare. They drop down in about three
steps to the south. The parallel fault pattern to
the north has a drop down in the center. I think
you may be going too far now, Jim.
03 14 05 16 C_ Too far which way?
03 14 05 17 LMP Yawing a little bit too f_ left.
03 14 05 19 CMP Yawing too far left?
03 14 05 20 _4P Yes, why don’t you yaw right a little bit?
03 14 05 22 CDR Yaw right a little bit.
03 14 05 23 LMP Yes, we want to –
03 14 05 24 CDR Yaw right·
03 14 05 25 IMP Or else, you may Just – If you want to keep going,
I’ll put it out this window now.
03 14 05 28 CDR That’s fine on there – that’s fine. Who do you want
to give it to?
03 14 05 32 CM_ Now, that crater right out there is – that nice round
one is –
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03 14 05 39 LMP Well, they can – Frank. is at the other one.
03 14 05 42 CDR I hope all of you back on earth can see what we mean
when we say it’s a rather foreboding horizon. A rather – –
03 14 05 49 LMP Stark, maybe.
I 03140550 CDR Starkg_ndunappetizingsortofplace– J/
I 03 14 05 53 IMP Is this our landing site we’re going over now?
03 14 05 55 CMP Yes, this is our landing site right down here.
03 14 05 57 LMP We’re now going over our – –
03 14 05 58 CMP Approaching our landing site.
03 14 05 59 I34P Approaching one of our future landing sites – –
03 14 06 O0 CMP Right now.
03 14 06 01 _,_ – – selected _n this smooth region to – –
03 14 06.05 C_ Called the Sea of Tranquility.
03 14 06 06 L_ – – called the Sea of Tranquility, smooth in order
to make it easy for the initial landing attempt in
order to preclude having to dodge mountains. Now you
can see the long shadows of the lunar sun – sunrise.
03 14 06 26 CDR Hey, why don’t we start reading that thing, and that
would be a good place to end it.
03 14 06 34 CMP No, we’ve got to go into it very nicely. Why don’t
we – as we go into sunset —
03 14 O6 36 I_ Right.
03 14 06 37 C5_ – – or is it sunrise? This is sunrise, yes. We’re
approaching lunar sunrise.
03 14 06 39 L_ ‘We are now approaching lunar sunrise, and for all
the people back on earth, the crew of Apollo 8 h_s a
-‘ _ message that we would like to send to you: “In the
beginning, God created the heaven and the ea__’_ 2′ _qd
the earth was without form and void, and darkness was
upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved
upon the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there
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· bethatlight,’ it was angood d t.hereAndwasGodlight. dividedAndtheGodlight saw the from light, the
darkness.”
03 14 07 24 CMl° You got it, Frank.
03 14 07 25 CDR No, it’s your …
03 14 07 28 CS[P “And God called the light Day, and the darkness He
c,]] ed Night. And the evening and the morning were
the first day. And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament
in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters.’ And God made the firmament and
divided the waters which were under the firmament
and the waters which were abova the firmament, and it
J
, was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
! evening and the morning were the second day.”
03 14 07 59 CDR Can you hold this cmmera?
03 14 08 O0 L_[° You want to pass it over here, Jim?
: 03 14 08 02 CDR No, it’s perfect right where it is.
03 14 08 03 LMP Okay.
03 14 08 06 CDR “And God said, ‘Let the waters under the heaven be
gathered together into one place and let the dry land
appear,’ and it was so. And God called the dry land
Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called
these Seas. And God saw that it was good.” And from
the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good
luck, a merry Christmas, and God bless all of you, all
of you on the good earth.
03 14 08 39 CMP That’s it.
03 14 08 40 CDR Don’t say anymore now.
03 14 08 41 IAfP I just turned it OFF. You want it ON again?
03 14 08 42 CDR No, leave it OFF. Great’ Great’
03 14 08 43 _ OFF?
03 14 08 44 CDR Yes.
03 lh 08 45 I_LP Okay.
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‘_ 03 14 08 46 CMl° Camera’s OFF?
03 14 08 47 LM2° Yes.
03 14 08 49 CDR Hey, how can you beat that? Gees, we Just went into
the terminator right in time.
03 14 08 54 CMP Okay, let’s get the spacecraft back in even keel again.
Here, here’s this, Frank.
03 14 09 06 CDR Alright, let’s get the flight plan out here.
03 14 09 09 CDR We’ve got to get it.
03 14 09 ll CMP Okay.
03 14 09 21 LMP Whew! Pretty impressive out there.
03 lb 09 22 ‘CDR Boy, it sure is.
03 14 09 37 CDR Okay, men.
03 14 09 39 CMP It’s 86 hours.
03 14 09 44 CDR Houston, how do you read Apollo 8?
03 14 09 53 CDR Don’t tell me they didn’t hear us.
03 14 09 58 CDR Houston, Apollo 8.
03 lb 10 03 CC Apollo 8, reading you loud and clear.
03 14 10 05 CDR Roger. Are we off the air now?
03 14 10 18 LMP Why don’t you Just roll .over to the right, Frank, and
then you can –
03 14 10 22 CC Affirmative, Apollo 8. Go ahead.
03 14 10 25 LMP Did you read everything that we had to sa_ there?
03 14 l0 30 CC Loud and clear; thank you for a real good show.
03 14 l0 33 L_ Okay. Now, Ken, we’d like to get all squared away for
TEI here. Can you give us some good words like you
promised?
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‘C 03 14 10 43 CC Yes, sir. I have a maneuver pad. I think we would
,A_’- like to start by dumping the tape. If we can have
: that, I have your – –
03 lk l0 50 CMP You want me to get that, or –
03 14 l0 51 CC – -TEI l0 maneuver pad, and then we will run through
a systems brief.
03 14 10 57 CDR I understand tk! s is the maneuver pad that we will
use for TEI. Is that correct?
03 14 11 09 CDR And you’ve got the tape, Houston.
[03 14 11 16 C55° Ready to copy, Ken.
03 14 11 21 CC Roger. TEI 10, SPS G&N: 45597, minus 040 – –
03 14 38 36 CDR Thank you.
03 14 38 45 C_[P (Singing)
03 14 39 14 LMP Do you still have the …?
03 14 39 17 CDR I’ll get it afterwards, Bill.
03 14 39 21 CMP That temporary storage bag, Bill, is located – Yes,
it’s up here.
03 14 39 28 C55° I got trash in that temporary storage bag I’m leaving
there.
03 14 39 34 LMP Okay.
03 14 39 38 C55° It stinks to high heaven.
03.14 39 40 CDR All that urine always stinks real bad, too.
03 14 39 52 CDR What was the time for the REV before?
03 14 39 55 LMP 85:17.
03 14 39 59 CDR No, I don’t know what day it is. This is day 4. No,
hell; eat it – it doesn’t matter. Eat any one you
want.
03 1!’ 40 11 C_.[F 87:19.
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· _r, 03 14 40 12 CDR What?
03 14 40 23 CMP 87:19.
03 lh 40 16 CDR Yes. %_nat were the gimbal angles there? 180, 8 –
See, it’s about the same. And the horizon was what? 1.27
03 14 40 22 (2_P Degrees.
03 14 40 23 CDR Okay, minus 3, right? So, we’ll get the – –
03 lh 40 24 CMP …
03 14, 40 25 CDR This is the pietuI-e it’s going to be right now.
03 14 40 26 CMP 52.9-
03 14 40 27 CD_ Huh?
03 14 }40 29 CMl° 52-9.
03 14 40 31 CDR Yes. That’s ours – The other one was 1.8.
03 14 ;40 34 C24P I’ve got to update this one.
03 14 40 35 CDR Yes, but we’ll see – see, what I’m saying is we’ll
see Just as we come around into the – into the sun
now, we should see Just the way it’s going to be. See
what I mean?
03 14 41 06 CMP Checking that boresight star is going to be kind of
difficult.
03 14 41 08 CDR Yes, you’re looking right into the earth’s – the earth.
And it looks like the sun’s going to be right in our face,
tO0.
03 14 41 27 CDR You can probably check your star through the sextant
while we’re on the other side. Maybe.
03 14 41 35 CMP Well, if you maintain the same position we’re burning
as we go around – –
03 14 41 38 CDR Unless the platform drifts.
03 l_ _l 40 C_5° – – I’ll check it – It was like this. If w_ get a good
enough – well, we won’t though, see? We go around like
. this. I could check it when you’re over here. Maybe t can.
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03 14 42 05 CDR We want to make sure that we’re burning the way
I. we’re going, too. You
know?
03 14 42 09 CMP Yes.
03 14 42 35 CDR Okay, now we’re on – I think you’re supposed to go
MANUAL on the other’ one, first. Yes.
03 14 42 51 CMP That’s D.
03 14 42 53 CDR I don’t think that’s any good. That’s a good one.
03 14 42 58 C_5_ That’s C.
03 14 43 O1 CDR C. Houston , how do you read Apollo 8 on OMNI C?
03 14 43 09 CDR Thank you.
03 14 43 9.3 CbL° Hey, look it. If you get to this attitude –
03 14 43 28 CDR Yes?
03 14 43 29 ChIP That’s inertial, right?
03 14 43 30 CDR Yes.
03 14 43 31 ChIP It shouldn’t make any difference what REV we’re on.
03 14 43 34 CMP As far as I’m concerned, – –
03 14 43 35 CDR … earth, moon, or what?
03 14 43 36 CS[P No, I mean checking the boresight star.
03 14 43 39 CDR Huh?
03 14 43 40 CM? Checking the boresight star.
03 14 43 42 CDR But it isn’t all -This isn’t always the same – Yes,
you can take the difference – –
03 14 43 145 C[_L° Oh, oh, oh, you’re splitting the difference? Okay.
03 14 43 47 CDR Yes.
r ?
‘ 03 14 43 51 CDR Bill, where are you?
m
03 lh 43 52 L%_ Right under here.
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,_: 03 14 43 53 CDR Okay, you’re not – Are you under me?
03 14 43 54 LMP Yes.
03 14 43 55 CDR Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t want to hurt you. I didn’t.
Huh? Good.
03 14 44 11 C_[P Look for hardware Junk that’s floating around.
03 14 44 42 CMP (Singing)
03 14 45 08 CMP Yes. Need some help down there?
03 14 45 47 CDR See, here we are right now, right where it …
i 03 14 45 59 CMAp I’ll be able to check it back here.
i 03 I4 46 02 CDR Think so?
‘. 03 14 46 03 C_[P Well, if we come up like this.
03 14 46 05 CDR Yes. Hey, look at that – Earthshine from somewhere.
Oh, my gosh, look you can see the – Hey, look right
ahead there. There’s a star.
03 14 46 18 CS[P I can’t tell.
03 14 46 20 CDR Son of a bitch, we’re going back-wards.
03 14 46 25 C_E° Yes.
03 14 46 27 CDR What time is this post burn supposed to be?
03 14 46 37 C55_ You’re right. They’re coaling up this way.
03 14 46 38 CDR Huh?
03 14 46 39 C_._ If you’re looking like that_ they’re coming up this way.
03 14 46 42 CDR From underneath.
03 14 46 49 CDR What? I don’t see that.
03 14 46 59 CDR We’re going to burn out this way, I guess, htuh?
03 14 47 02 C_,_ But on the other side, right?
03 ]4 47 04 CDR Yes.
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, 03 14 43 53 CDR Okay, you’re not – Are you under me?
03 14 43 54 L_5° Yes.
03 14 43 55 CDR Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t want to hurt you. I didn’t.
Huh? Good.
03 14 44 ll _'[P Look for hardware Junk that’s floating around.
03 14 44 42 _ (Singing)
03 14 45 08 C_[P Yes. Need some help do_ there?
03 14 h5 47 CDR See, here we are right now, right where it …
03 14 45 59 C_ I’ll be able to check it back here.
03 14 46 02 CDR Think so?
03 14 46 03 C_[P Well, if we come up like this.
03 14 46 05 CDR Yes. Hey, look at that – Earthshine from somewhere.
Oh, my gosh, look you e_n see the – Hey, look r_ght
ahead there. There’s a star.
03 14 46 18 C_ I can’t tell.
03 14 46 20 CDR Son of a bitch, we’re going backwards.
03 14 46 25 C_P Yes.
03 14 46 27 CDR What time is this post burn supposed to be?
03 14 46 37 C_._ You’re right. They’re coming up this way.
03 lh 46 38 CDR Huh?
03 14 46 39 C_P If you’re looking like that, they’re coming up this way.
03 14 46 _2 CDR From underneath.
03 14 46 49 CDR What? I don’t see that.
f
i 03 14 46 59 CDR 7′ We’re going to burn out this way, I guess, huh?
i
! 0B 14 47 02 Ci._5 But on the other side, right?
I 03 14 47 04 CDR Yes.
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]] 03 14 47 05 CMP So it’ll be upside down – We’ll be upside down,
forward. Okay.
03 14 47 09 CDR What time is that supposed to be? 27 – 87 what?
Yes. Yes, yes, yes, we’re alright.
03 12 27 21 CMP Well, it ought to be 87:19.
03 12 47 27 CDR 87:19, huh?
O3 12 27 40 CMP Roger.
03 1_ 27 57 CDR I’m going to ts-ke a leak, a little leak would feel good.
03 14 28 05 CMl= … went floating by here.
: 03 14 48 07 CDR Huh?
{
03 14 48 09 C_5_ A bunch of crap Just went floating by.
I
03 14 48 17 CDR Where are you, Bill?
03 14 48 35 C55_ Here’s a little piece that got away from somebody.
03 12 49 29 C_.[P Okay, we’re mmneuvering up, Bill – Frank. You see?
03 14 49 51 CMP You want to leave these suits in the L-shaped bag?
03 12 50 36 CMP What say? Where? The tape? With the helmet? The helmet?
03 12 51 52 C)[P (Sneeze)
03 12 52 17 CC Apollo 8, everything looks good going over the hill.
03 14 52 19 CSL° Roger, Ken. Thanks a lot. We’ll see you around the
next pass. Well, Just have our TEI update for us ready
early, okay?
03 14 52 26 CC Roger.
03 12 52 51 C_[p (Singing)
03 14 53 O0 C)[P What did you say? 89. However, we have – we’re checking
an 87 one, because it’s going to bp almost similar, to sec
what our attitude’s going to be like.
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{, 03 14 53 16 CML° Yes.
03 lh 53 20 CMP Where are you going to put the food after you make it?
03 14 53 23 CMP I’m not going to make mine until after the burn.
l 03 14 53 34 c_P … Oh.
: 03 14.54 52 CDR Did you get everybody out a meal, Bill?
! 03 14 54 55 _ I’m going to.
03 lh 55 06 CMP Here – Boy, there’s some things in my pocket they don’t
know about.
03 14 56 20 CMP I wouldn’t say this was too good, would you?
03 lh 56 40 C_[P Anybody care to brush their teeth?
03 14 57 O1 CMP We arm maneuvering now, aren’t we? I mean, you know,
with respect to the –
03 14 57 08 CMP I say, our spacecraft is maneuvering with respect to the –
03 14 57 14 CMP What did I say that TEI 9 time was?
03 14 58 03 C_LP 87:19; that’s – 22 minutes from now, 21 minutes from now.
That’s a TI 9 burn, which is the – one REV before this
one – I want to see what our attitude is going to be.
Here, you want some toothpaste? Huh?
03 14 58 55 6%5° I’ll get them_ I’ll get them. You might hit the IMU switch.
03 14 _9 09 CMP Here you go, Bill.
03 14 59 25 CMP 87:19.
03 14 59 34 CMP We’re Just – Hold on Just a second.
03 15 00 58 CMP Take a look at this – at your window position. We’re
at about – Let’s see, T. – was it T. minus ?, that
zg lg
other one? 87:177 87:17, your T. position, your
zg
window position? Okay, it’s in the – _t’s in the update
book. Bight up there. Yes?
03 15 02 57 C_tP Waat’s that?
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·_ 03 15 03 07 Cb5_ Let me see.
03 15 03 20 Cb_ Which is which? The moon is darker than the sky.
03 15 03 42 CMP So, who turned on the light?
03 15 03 55 CSfP Well, I think we’re in the proper posi+.ion, though.
03 15 04 00 CDR Why don’t you check to make sure we’re still … posigrade?
03 15 04 32 CMP Supposed to be stars there.
03 15 04 44 CMP Man, I’ve got to get that star check early. I’ll never
: get it this way. I have to get that star check early to –
you know – I mean I – It can’t be too early because the
moon will be in the way, but it’s got to be early enough
so I can see.
03 15 05’00 Cb? Okay. Eey, the DAP load ought to be pretty good, huh?
You see if the DAP load changed any.
03 15 05 17 CMP }{uh…. load the D;-P. HUh? You want this display in
the … position? Okay. Want to turn up your display
Just a little bit? Okay.
03 15 05 53 CDR Eow are the boilers working, Bill?
03 15 05 57 Cb_ Okay, that’s good for four quads. That’s C is DAP; A,
B_ C, D. Right. Okay. Proceed. Zero is – Oh, the
second one? The second one is the roll quad … Okay,
45821, 45597. _5597. Alright, well, it went up two
digits. I’ll try it here now. That’s already been
done. 42 is Peacock.
03 15 08 29 ChIP (Singing)
03 15 08 37 Cb5_ Where are you?
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03 15 08 54 C_._ (Yawn) … 87 – 9 – 19. 87 – _ – Wait a second, that’s –
For this time, it’s 87:19. Do you have a good horizon?
I see horizon right here.
03 15 09 28 CbS? Well, I mean, where – Dc you see the horizon at all?
03 15 09 36 C_E_ Hey, I don’t want to burn into it.
03 15 09 43 CbS_ Well, I see something do’,m there.
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·- 03 15 09 49 CDR Tha horizon. t’s the Well – You-‘reokay,seeing that’sthe thetezmina onetorwe’re , nogoing t the to
Burn on; you’ve got to get clear before we burn.
03 15 10 19 CMP What do you mean?
03 15 10 24 C_5° 0h. Well: how far up are we – Oh, we’ve still got
9 minutes to go – 3 degrees per minute. What’s the
attitude here? 1807 Pitch is – Let me read pitch off
and then see … yaw.
03 15 10 47 CMP You want a 180, though. You want a 180.
03 15 10 !54 CMP Oh, it’s – it’s – Get – Wait a second. Well, it says 180.
; 03 15 11 00 LMP Roll 180.
03 15 11 01 CMP 0h, oh, oh, pitch 7, yes. Okay. You know what amazed
me is that you can see in those shadows.
03 15 12 01 LMP Yaw zero then?
; 03 15 12 05 C55° Yaw is zero. She calls 7 more minutes. And – Let me
see here, 1 degree at T. minus 3. 1 degree — What’s
lg
this? Is that – is that it? 87:19, that would be
87:19, that would be 87:16 – in 4 minutes.
03 15 13 07 CMP Okay, ! see the horizon. Yes.
03 15 13 14 C_[P Right on the edge here – here – We’re swinging in like
this to it.
03 15 13 20 CMP It’s like doing a loop.
03 15 13 34 C_[P Look at down there, Bill: all those lines in a straight
row like sand dunes.
” 03 15 14 27 CMP Okay, 2 minutes – minute and a half, about.
03 15 14 37 CMP I think you’re about right.
03 15 14 45 C_[P 1.2 degrees? You’re wide after T. – At T. minus 3,
lg zg
at 16. Yes. Should probably be — it’s probably going
to be the horizon right here, because you’re upside down.
03 15 15 h3 CMl° Got your checklist, Bill? Okay. No, I Just wondered.
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_, 03 15 16 06 CMP That’s your logbook.
03 15 16 16 CMP Now. Let’s see. No, wait a second – In 18 seconds.
Okay, how’s it no_?
03 15 16 26 LaP …
03 15 16 28 CMP Well, you can say it’s 1.2 degrees with – at T. minus 3.
lg
03 15 16 32 C_ I think that’s kind of hard to spot in there; don’t
you think, Bill? Oh, you’re 39; you’re Just a couple
seconds early.
03 15 16 51 L_P We’re going the right way now.
j 03 15 16 53 CMP Yes, we’re upside do_n going that way. And we’re going
: with the orbit.
03 15 17 29 C5_ (Singing) Well, you still might be pitched down. It
might be that you burn like this. You might be burning
before you get to the top.
03 15 18 20 CMP · I don’t know, but I’ll find out.
03 15 18 _2 CMP I don’t think this is a good place for this, Bill.
I’m going to put this – in here or some place. Huh?
No, this – Did you find it?
03 15 19 16 LMP Is that yours?
03 15 19 19 CMP No, I think that’s mine; open it up and find out.
03 15 19 25 CDR That’s Jim’s there.
03 15 19 _9 CMP Now is burn time – We got – little bit – about 10 –
]5 seconds after burn time.
03 15 PO 23 LMP Where’s your checklist?
03 15 20 2_ CDR I don’t know.
03 15 20 26 CMP You didn’t put it in my seat, did you?
03 15 20 55 LMP There’s part of it – there’s volume 1.
03 15 21 08 CS[P Why don’t you put that in your mailbox?
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03 15 2] 32 C_ _ I’m going Co put this volume 2 away, too.
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,_’_.. 03 15 21 44 LMP Why don’t you keep up this –
03 15 22 50 CMP That’s the chartbook.
03 15 23 09 CSiP Got any emergency procedures to go over here? What
i ar e you going to do? Okay.
[ 03 15 23 32 CMP Just a minute, Bill; I’ll give you a ha_ud. Now, we
! don’t need these two things, right?
03 15 23 43 _ No, I got the flight plan out.
03 15 24 50 CMP I don’t think it’s down there. That’s Just f%_]] of Junk.
i 03 15 25 20 LMP Is that it?
I 03 15 26 46 CMP (Whist.ling)
03 15 27 36 CMP Well, who’s got – who’s got the Pentels? Anybody got a
Pentel?
03 15 27 42 CDR Here’s one.
t
03 15 27 23 CMP Okay, we’ve got two. Okay, I want to – No, wait a
minute – I Just don’t want to – –
03 15 27 50 CDR Oh, I’m sorry.
03 15 27 51 CMP I Just want to get it when we – tape here.
03 15 27 58 CDR 87:38:42.
03 15 28 26 CMP Yes.
03 15 28 29 CDR For God’s sake, shift the right thing there, Jim, when
we go to a__n the thing.
03 15 28 54 CMP Right. Proceed.
03 15 28 55 CDR We got a – we’ve got to u/lage. Don’t let me forget
that: 15-second ullage.
03 15 28 59 CMP Right.
03 15 29 06 C_[F That’s true.
03 15 29 07 CDR Alright, we’re going to get another one.
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. 03 15 29 33 CMP Do you want to do a gimbal drive test?
03 15 29 36 CDR Yes, I think we might as well. Don’t you?
03 15 29 40 CMP Okay, I’ll … Just the way we had planned it!
03 15 29 45 CMP Aren’t you going to talk to the world?
03 15 29 50 CMP I don’t know. That’s the one, but it’s not the final one.
03 15 29 57 CDR This is our retro burn, young man.
03 15 30 16 CDR Huh?
J
03 15 30 17 CMP What do you mean? 213 – 215 seconds, that turned out to be.
03 15 30 33 CDR Minus 40 feet on the D_TA-V¢ in 2 seconds.
03 15 31 09 CDR When are you going to stop the water boiling – after the
burn?
03 15 3i 12 LMP Yes, I think we ought to get away from the …
03 i5 31 14 CDR Okay.
03 15 31 15 _ We can stop it …
Z
03 15 B1 19 CDR Well, let’s Just start it after the burn, then, huh?
03 15 31 22 LMP Huh?
f
03 15 31 23 CDR Stop it after the burn and not before t%. Is that
right ?
03 15 31 25 I24P Yes ….
03 15 31 32 CMP (Singing, yawn)
03 15 32 14 CDR That TV camera worked pretty well.
03 15 32 20 CMP There’s one thing that I’m amazed at, and that is that
the communications here are a lot better than I expected, i
03 15 32 25 CDR Gees, they’re great; knock, knock, knock. Let’s not
say anything until we’re on the carrier, what do you
saN (laughter)?
03 15 33 58 L_5° ..- DELTALV .-.
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03 15 3_ 02 CDR Huh? I didn’t hear you.
03 15 34 04 CMP 29 something – 25 – –
03 15 34 08 CDR DELTA-V nominal is – –
03 15 3_ l0 CMP Just make sure you can get the right one. Go ahead.
03 15 34 13 CDR 3532.
03 15 34 15 CMP You mean 3522.3.
03 15 34 20 CDR That’s a big kick in the pants, you know it? 2000 miles
an hour – You can look at it that way – about – more
than that. We should be getting there in 4 minutes.
03 15 34 58 CMP (Singing)
03 15 35 23 CDR 2 minutes and ]8 seconds, and we’re going home? Is
that what you said?
03 15 35 28 CMP Yes.
03 15 35 30 CDR 01:38. Takes a long time though, doesn’t it?
03 15 35 52 CDR How does the SPS look, Bill?
03 15 36 34 CDR Maybe that’s what we’re doing.
03 15 36 38 CMP Yes.
03 15 36 42 CMP Let’s see, … I probably could use …
03 15 36 47 CDR You couldn’t here.
03 15 36 48 _P m_?
03 35 36 50 CDR I don’t think you could here; you could roll there, though.
03 15 36 59 CDR ]{ow does that look? Huh? Huh? Can you get them on an
OMNI with that?
03 15 38 25 CMP (Whistling)
03 15 38 55 CDR We’re supposed to have him, Bill.
03 ]5 38 58 CMP Think you Just did.
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-‘_ 03 15 39 O1 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read? We got signal
_, strength, Bill?
03 15 39 12 LMP Yes, it Just probably takes them awhile to get squared
away down there.
03 15 39 33 LMP Wonder what good it is to have that engine pointing
at the moon that way?
03 15 39 37 CMP D_rdon.
03 15 39 40 LMP We going to get it too hot?
03 15 39 43 CMP No.
03 15 39 44 CDR Hello, Houston, Apollo 8.
03 15 39 49 CC GO ahead, Apollo 8.
03 15 39 50 CDR Okay, do you want the computer?
03 15 40 04 CMP There won’t be any …
03 15 40 05 CDR Huh?
03 15 40 37 CC Apollo 8, we’d like to have the high gain, and
when we get that, well, we’ll start a dump, and we
will start your updates.
03 15 40 43 CDR Okay, how about reading us the pad, and we’ll try to
get you the high gain. %mat do I have to do to get to
the high gain, Bill?
03 15 40 49 LMP Give me a VEP_ 64, will you?
‘_ 03 15 40 55 CDR Ken, read us off the pad; in case we can’t get the
dump in, we can still do it. Which way now?
03 15 41 02 CC Roger; I got them’ right here.
03 15 41 04 LMP Well, let’s see; I’m trying to figure it out. Well,
roll right for sure.
I
03 15 41 08 CDR Roll right.
03 ].5 41 12 L_[P That wotuld probably do it, the way you’re pointing.
F
03 15 4! 20 CC Okay, Apollo 8. The first pad I have is TEI 10.
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03 15 41 25 CDR Go ahead.
03 15 41 28 CC Alright, TEI 10, SPS G&N: 45597, minus OhO, plus 157,
089:19:1567, plus 35186, minus 01512, minus 00520 – –
03 15 42 20 L_ A little yaw – –
03 15 42 21 _ Hush!
03 15 42 22 CC – – 180, 007, 000, November Alfa, plus 00186, 35223, 318,
35018, 42, 0924, 253; Scorpii Delta, down 069, left 45,
plus 0748, minus 16500, 1299h, 36300, 146, 5005; primary
star, Sirius; secondary, Rigel; 129, 155, 010, four-quads
15-seconds ullage; horizon on 3.2-degree mark at T minus 3;
use high-speed procedure with minus Mike Alfa. Over.
03 15 44 18 CDR How you coming?
03 15 44 19 L_ Just stand by a second, Jim. Just stand by – Just stand by.
03 15 44 22 _ Stand by 1 second.
‘ 03 15 44 26 L_ There you go. Turn the LOCK, UP. Got him locked up yet?
Okay, you got it.
i
03 15 44 32 CDR YOU got the high gain now, Ken.
03 15 44 35 C:._ Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?
03 15 4h 40 CC Loud and clear.
03 15 44 41 _._ Roger. Maneuver pad, TEI 10.
03 15 44 45 CC Apollo 8, we would like to have you go to PO0 and ACCEPT,
and we would like to take the recorder at this time.
Then I will copy your pad.
03 15 44 59 CDR Okay. You got it – –
03 15 45 00 C5_ You have PO0 and ACCEPT.
03 15 45 02 _._ And the recorder.
03 15 45 03 C_P And you have the recorder.
03 16 09 47 CC Apollo 8, Houston. %’he tape recorder is yours. I
have your PTC attitude.
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q, 03 16 09 55 CDR Roger; go ahead.
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03 16 09 58 CC Okay, PTC attitude will be pitch 10, yaw 45- This begins
at 92 hours. Over.
03 16 l0 ll CDR Is that pitch l0 and yaw 45?
03 16 l0 14 CC Affirmative, and looks like that_will go with the entry
REFS_AT; begins at 92 ho_rs.
03 16 l0 24 CDR Thank you. We’ve got a lot of good things going here.
Every time I start to do that, somebody interrupts.
You know, we’ve got to get a n_w REFS_-&T and the
whole bloody works right after we – –
03 16 l0 31 CC Apollo 8, would you put your UP TEL_h’I’HY to BLOCK, please?
03 16 l0 40 C_ In BLOCK.
03 16 11 0B L_p Okay, AUTO. Time me 10 seconds, somebody –
03 16 ll 08 C_L° Okay.
03 16 1] 10 LMP When I say hack: 2, 3, t –
O3 16 ll 12 L_P HACK.
03 16 ll 22 C_o MARK.
03 16 11 23 LMP Hight on the money.
03 16 ll 26 CDR What is the DELTA-V – Is it in there now? Let’s doublecheck
each other.
03 16 11 31 C_.Lp DELTA-¥ . c
03 16 11 32 L_tp 3501.
03 16 12 27 CDR Boy, that sun is bright.
03 I6 12 29 L_,_ Rot?
– _-. 03 16 12 30 CDR Yes. Right in the eye.
03 16 12 35 CDR You want to put down pitch and yaw attitude, g_r_bal
lock (laughter) for, you know, PTC: 10 and 45. Ye_w
is 45, Jim.
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03 16 12 59 CDR Okay, you’ve got your burn time now there, Bill?
03 16 13 04 LMP No, I didn’t get it. Oh, I got the – I haven’t got the
updated one yet; what have you got?
03 16 13 08 CDR We got to add 3.7 seconds to what they gave us because
this motor hasn’t been perfoi_ning like it __hould.
03 16 13 lb LMP Yes.
03 16 13 16 CMP What’s the pitch?
03 16 13 18 L_ 4 seconds.
03 16 13 19 CDR 10.
03 16 13 21 IMP So we got a burn time of 322 now?
03 16 13 29 CDR 3 –
03 16 13 41 CMP It’s 318 –
03 16 13 43 LMP Plus 4.
03 16 13 44 CDR 318 plus 4.
03 16 13 51 LMP So, we’re going to – You still going to ignite on 19:157
O3 16 13 55 CDR Uh huh.
03 16 13 57 LMP A_nd it would be 322? I!
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03 16 14 00 CMP That’d be 19:16.
03 16 14 02 LMP A second later?
03 16 lb 05 C_[° That’s what you gave me, wasn’t it?
03 16 14 06 LMP 16, because it’s 0.67.
03 16 14 10 CMP Oh, okay.
03 16 14 12 LMP So it’s 67 – 0.57 you mean?
03 16 14 15 CDR 15.67; make it a second.
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03 16 14 18 Lbt_ Okay.
03 16 14 32 I2& Okay, shutdown will be at 40 then, right?
03 16 14 37 CMP 37- I have 21.
f_ 03 16 14 42 LMP I mean emergency shutdown will be at 40.
i 03 16 14 43 CDR Yes, oh.
03 16 14 44 CMP Yes, okay.
03 16 14 46 LMP Starting at 89:19:16, burning 322, shutting down at –
03 16 14 51 CDR 2 seconds early. Go ahead.
03 16 14 57 CC Okay. _n the helium tank TE/2’s: that’s not recorded
on LOW bit rate, and looking over our tape dumps, most
of this stuff we have on the backside there is LOW bit
rate. So we won’t be able to give you an exact number,
but looking at what we have every tLme we go out of
sight and come back over the hill, it looks like you can
expect about 82 to 84 degrees as a nominal temperature.
03 16 15 21 CDR Thank you.
03 16 15 22 LMP Shit, we got a lot to do.
03 16 15 23 CDR Huh?
03 16 15 24 L_,_ That’s the worst one we’ve had here.
03 16 15 27 CDR That’s worse?
03 16 15 40 LMP Well, you know the colder, the better.
03 16 15 43 CMP They last longer, huh?
03 16 15 49 C_t° Are you going to pull out PITCH 2 and YAW 2 circuit breakers?
03 16 15 52 CDR Yes.
03 16 16 05 CDR I’m trying to get in place so you can get some sighting
going.
03 16 16 12 C5_ Get some sighting going?
03 16 16 13 CDR S_ghting – you know, for P52.
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03 16 16 18 0_5° Oh, P52 – Yes, we’re going into it. North is down. !
03 16 16 24 CDR Are we? Man, look at that. There you go.
: 03 16 16 30 C_ Huh?
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t 03 16 16 31 CDR Get a P52, will you? Let me have a flight plan.
I 03 16 16 39 C_L° Do you need the book?
! 03 16 16 48 C_ Which way is n_ optics pointing?
03 16 16 51 CDR Pointed at the – pretty – should be – –
03 16 16 53 LMP What is our spacecraft weight?
03 16 16 55 CMP Have you stopped the rate?
03 16 16 58 CDR Bill, Jim’s got it. Yes.
03 16 17 00 L_w You got it, Jim?
03 16 17 01 CMP Yes.
03 16 17 02 CDR 45 something, Bill.
03 16 17 03 L_5_ 45, okay –
03 16 17 Oh CMP 45597. Okay, may I – –
03 16 17 07 CDR Yes, ENTER that. You didn’t get it?
a
03 16 17 13 CMP Oh, you did F2_TER it?
03 16 17 14 CDR Yes, I ENTERED it.
03 16 17 15 CML° Okay, I’m sorry.
03 16 17 20 LMP Based on helium pressure, I get _6 – 50.
03 16 17 24 CDR Based on what?
03 16 17 26 LMP Helium pressure.
03 16 17 27 CDR Oh, good.
03 16 17 33 C_,_ (Singing) ”
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4, 03 16 17 37 CMP 27. 27 is Alkaid.
03 16 18 31 CMP 31. 31 is Arcturus.
03 16 18 36 CDR Well, you got two good ones, huh?
%
03 16 18 37 CMP Yes.
03 16 18 57 LMP We would have enough tt_ere to blow it down, wouldn’t wet
03 16 19 O0 CDR Just a minute, let me add it.
O3 16 19 O2 LMP Oh.
03 16 19 18 CMP All balls; want to record that?
03 16 19 23 CDR Yes, I’ve got it.
03 16 19 26 CMP Proceed. Gimbal angles: minus three zeros 40, plus
four zeros 2, plus three zeros 48.
03 16 19 42 CDR Okay.
03 16 19 .43 CMP Can I torque?
03 16 19 44 CDR You m_ay. Torque that way.
03 16 19 47 IMP I’m not sure we can blow it quite all the way. We
can blow it for the time to get – I think we can blow
it for over – for about 190 seconds down to 70 psi; if
you want to go a little lower, you might as well go to
chug; why, you can probably do it all the way.
03 16 20 05 CDR Okay.
03 16 20 09 C%_P It’s finished.
03 16 20 11 CDR Okay.
03 16 20 12 LMP If we do have – if we do get one tank stuck, I’m going to
shut the other one off, and blow them both off together.
03 16 20 18 CDR What do you mean by that, Bi]]?
03 16 20 20 LMP If we get – one tank’s not getting pressurized, I’ll
shut off the other one, so you don’t get a big DELTA-P
between them.
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t 03 16 20 26 CDR Alright, good·
03 16 20 29 CDR Okay, let’s go – Start through the checklist. Shall we?
03 16 20 36 CMP Okay, first of all, the external DELTA-V, right?
03 16 20 39 CDR I’m getting my little library squared away here.
03 16 20 53 CMP Want me to go through P307
03 16 20 56 sc (yawn)
03 16 20 57 CMP Because then you can start right then with P40. Okay,
here’s the burn stuff.
03 16 21 O1 CDR Alright, go shead.
03 16 21 09 CMP 89:19:1567.
03 16 21 12 CDR Right.
03 16 21 14 CMP Okay, plus B5186.
03 16 21 16 CDR Right.
03 16 21 18 CMP Minus – what was that? – 01512.
03 16 21 21 CDR Right.
03 16 21 22 CMP Minus 00520.
03 16 21 24 CDR Right.
03 16 21 25 CMP Okay.
03 16 21 31 CMP Okay, 6 11 – this is not applicable here, okay?
03 16 21 37 CDR Yes.
03 16 21 38 CMP Counting down.
03 16 21 39 CDR Alright.
03 16 21 43 C_ If you set it at three counting up, I think you’d have
it. Wouldn ‘t you?
03 16 21 45 CDR Yes. I
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. 03 16 21 57 CMP (Singing)
03 16 22 02 CDR We’ve got to get some of that Murine out; my eyes are – –
03 16 22 04 CMP Yes, mine have b_en bothering me, too.
03 16 22 20 CDR Okay, try it again. °
03 16 22 25 CDR Okay?
03 16 22 26 CMP Yes.
03 16 22 28 CDR You alright?
03 16 22 29 CMP Proceed. 87, 00, ENTER.
03 16 22 34 IMP You want to take a look at this, too?
03 16 22 36 CDR No, I don’t think so; it Just keeps you guys from seeing
it, doesn’t it?
03 16 22 39 IMP Yes, a little. Let’s Just – do you ever want it?
03 16 22 42 CDR No, I don’t ever seem to have ever – –
03 16 22 43 LMP It’s in my stowage bag if you think you – if you ever
want to get it.
03 16 22 46 CDR Alright, Let’s check the DAP.
03 16 22 48 CMP Well, let’s – –
03 16 22 49 CDR Oh, is that in the checklist?
03 16 22 50 CMP Yes.
03 16 22 52 CDR Alright, then let’s go with Bill.
03 16 22 53 CMP The checklist.
03 16 22 54 l_ Rave you completed P307
03 16 22 56 CDR Yes.
03 16 22 57 LMP Okay, let’s go to P40: P30, complete; CMC, Ob_.
03 16 23 04 CDR CMC is ON.
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_, 03 z6 23 06 L_[P ISS, ON; spacecraft – SCS, operating.
03 16 23 08 CDR Right.
03 16 23 10 LMP Test the CAUTIONIWARNING lamp; _ MODE, STA_fDBY.
03 16 23 13 CDR Yes.
03 16 23 14 IMP FUNCTION, DELTA-V set.
03 16 23 15 CDR Right.
03 16 23 16 LMP And have you set 1586.87
03 16 _I i8 CDR Right.
03 16 23 20 LMP Okay, EMS MODE, STANDBY; DELTA-V set; set DELTA-V . C
03 16 23 25 CDR 3501.8.
03 16 23 27 CMP I’ll cheek: 3501.8.
03 16 23 30 CDR Okay.
03 16 23 31 LqP EMS FUNCTION, DELTA-V; NONESSENTIAL BUS, MAIN B; cycling
eryc fans – good a time to do it as amy.
03 16 23 48 IMP BMAG MODE, three, RATE 2.
03 16 23 50 CDR RATE 2.
03 16 23 52 LS[P DELTA-V , CS_.
cg
03 16 23 53 CDR CSM.
03 16 23 54 LMP CMC MODE, FREE.
03 16 23 55 CDR FREE.
03 16 23 57 L_5_ AUTO RCS select, 16, as required for ullage.
03 16 23 59 CDR Okay, we only need 12, I think. Right?
03 16 24 04 LHP 127 ‘_
03 16 24 06 CDR We don’t need the Y thructers.
03i15 22 08 C_ Four-Jet ullage?
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_’, 03 16 24 14 CMP (Yawn)
03 16 24 15 CDR You’ve got all – We got all we need.
03 16 24 18 LMP Okay. Load the DAP.
03 16 24 19 CMP Load the DAP. Okay, four Jets: one, two, three,
four Jets. Okay?
03 16 24 29 CDR Right.
03 16 24 32 CMP 45601, 45597. Good.
03 16 24 36 CDR Right.
03 16 24 37 LMP Just going over Copernicus.
03 16 24 41 CMP Minus three balls 40, plus two balls 157, right?
03 16 24 46 CDR Right.
02 16 2h 47 LMP I don’t know – Is that right?
03 16 24.48 CDR Yes.
03 16 2_ 53 CDR Okay, DAP is loaded.
03 16 24 56 LMP Okay, ROTATIONAL CONTROL POWER NOFJ,LKL,both, AC/DC.
03 16 25 01 CDR NOF_MAL, AC/DC.
03 16 25 02 LMP Got your DET set?
03 16 25 04 CDR Set and counting.
03 16 25 06 LMP VERB 37, ENTER; 00, ENTER.
03 16 25 07 CMP Yes, we have that.
03 16 25 09 _ Spacecraft control, CMC and AUTO.
03 16 25 12 CDR CMC and AUTO.
03 16 25 13 L_IP VERB 62, ENTER.
03 16 25 16 CDR VERB 6’2,ENTER,
03 16 25 ]7 LMP VERB _9, EN’rER.
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_, 03 16 25 19 CDR VERB 49, E_fTER.
4*,
03 16 25 21 L_5_ 6 22: load desired maneuver pad gimbal angle.
03 16 25 25 CDR 180.
03 16 25 26 CMF Plus 1800.
t 03 16 25 27 LMP Pitch is plus 7 – –
-.
I 03 16 25 28 CMP Zero, zero.
03 16 25 29 LMP – – 007, right?
03 16 25 30 CMP Okay.
03 16 25 31 LMP Yaw is all zeros.
03 16 25 32 C_ Okay.
03 16 25 33 LS_ Proceed?
03 16 25 34 CDR Proceed.
03 16 25 35 LMP 50 18: auto maneuver – you want it?
03 16 25 37 CDR Yes.
03 16 25 38 LMP Okay, CMC and AUTO.
03 16 25 40 CDR Right.
03 16 25 41 LFSP Okay, RATE 2, proceed.
03 16 25 44 CDR Okay.
03 16 25 50 CDR (Singing, yawn)
03 16 25 52 L_ You know, it might be worth putting our flight plans up.
03 16·25 55 CDR I got mine up.
03 i6 25 56 C_,5° I’ve got to get do_n there and take a boresight star, though.
03 16 26 h5 LMP We’ll run over that entry tomorrow once and Thursday
once. Okay?
‘ 03 16 26 49 C_._ Okay.
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03 16 26 50 CDR Okay.
03 16 26 52 I_P You know, this kitchen down here’s a pretty good deal.
03 16 26 54 CDR Yes ….
03 16 26 58 CMP Brings sort of homey atmosphere here.
03 16 27 02 L_ Yes. How do you like your cryo, medium or well?
Let me know when you get there.
03 16 27 ll CDR It takes a long time to get there.
03 16 27 12 LMP Okay.
03 16 27 17 CDR I’ll tell you what, I’ll hurry it up so Jim can check
the boresight star while we’re in the dark.
03 16 27 22 CMP No, don’t forget I got the earth – or the moon. If
you’re going back a_I_ain,will you make a meal?
03 16 27 53 IMP That’s a pretty good checklist now, isn’t it?
03 16 27 55 C_ Yes.
03 16 28 lh L_ Can you still see the earth over there?
03 16 28 16 CDR Yes, very distinct – half the earth.
03 16 28 22 IMP I thought someone told me we weren’t going to have
any when we – hardly any of the earth when we came back.
03 16 28 27 C%_ Well, we won’t I don’t think, because we’re going
to be way out – –
03 16 28 29 CC Apollo 8, we would like to have the tape recorder
for about 5 minutes for one last look.
03 16 28 34 CMP Roger, Houston. You’re getting it.
03 16 28 36 CDR Does that mean they need the high gain?
03 16 28 38 L_ Yes.
03 1628 40 CDR Well, I’ll stop right here then.
03 16 28 43 I;5_ Well, you’re getting – –
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03 16 28 44 CC Thank you. And I guess we still have a eryo stir ahead of
1 us, and we’ve checked your PIPA bias, and there’s no change.
‘ 03 16 28 51 CDR Roger; and we’re stirring the cry – –
03 16 31 48 LMP Well, now they’re moving again.
03 16 31 56 IMP Can y’all hear those – – .
03 16 31 57 CC Apollo 8, the tape recorder is yours. We have your
double-umbra update – –
03 16 32 04 CDR Okay (laughter).
03 16 32 05 CDR I’ll get it.
03 16 32 06 CC – – 89:07:15.87.
OB 16 32 08 CDP Roger; copy.
03 16 32 12 CMl:’ What’s a double umbra?
03 16 32 13 CC Roger; and no change on your AOS time.
03 16 32 20 CDP Say that again, Mill you, Ken?
03 16 32 21 LMP Can’t believe it.
03 16 32 24 CC There’s no change on your AOS time.
03 16 32 29 CDR Yes, what was it?
03 16 32 32 CMP Oh, I got it. I got it.
03 16 32 35 LMP It was in the flight plan. I read it – –
03 16 32 36 CC Okay, with TEl: 89:28:39.
03 16 32 37 CMP 89:28:39; 89:28:39. i
03 16 32 40 CDR Thank you.
03 16 32 50 CMP Yes, they might as well not build simulators any other
way than they’ve been doing it. You’re laying on your
back in this thing no matter what you do.
03 16 32 57 L_iP Think so? I feel like I’m sitting straight up.
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03 16 32 58 CDR Do you?
03 16 33 00 LMP Yes.
t 03 16 33 01 CMP You do?
03 16 33 02 CDR I feel like I’ve been in the whole time like I’ve
been here in the simulator.
03 16 33 0h CMP Yes, that’s right; me too.
03 16 33 05 CDR I’ve been lying on my – –
03 16 33 06 CMP The only difference is that this is – –
03 16 33 07 LMP I feel like I’m in the DCPS.
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” 03 16 33 08 CDR Oh, really?
I 03 16 33 09 LM3 Yes.
; 03 16 33 13 CMP Okay – –
03 16 33 lh rMP … little bit.
03 16 33 24 LMP I’m giving these an extra little whack here Just so
there won’t he any surprises.
; 03 16 33 35 CMP (Singing)
03 16 33 52 CMP 42 is a pretty small star, too: Peacock.
03 16 34 19 CMP Why don’t you let the old DAP take it from here?
03 16 34 21 CDR I’m going to. As soon as we get in close, I’m going
to give it to the DAP. It’s going ranter than the DAP
can take … roll … it’s going the way we want it to go.
03 16 34 30 C_,_ You going to align the GDC here? (Ya-_n)
03 16 34 35 CDR Yes. I le/_t it this way so we c_u tell where we’re pointing.
03 16 34 39 CMP Oh.
03 16 34 40 CDR I left her in ORB RATE.
03 16 3_ 51 LMP _,._nere’sthe earth; can you see it?
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03 16 34 53 CDR No. Oh, it’s out here, Bill- up this way.
03 16 34 57 L_ Okay. Getting the right antenna.
03 16 35 01 C?_i° Okay, so what we are going to do is pitch down this way, huh?
03 16 35 37 L_ We’ve got an earthset picture for L_f¢ ma_azine!
03 16 35 40 CDR We’re there!
03 16 35 42 LMP Okay, are you %her_=?
03 16 35 44 CDR Yes.
03 16 35 46 _ Okay, you want AUTO trim?
03 16 35 50 CDR Yes, a little AUTO trim.
03 16 35 54 LM3 Okay, CMC and AUTO.
03 16 35 55 CDR Right.
03 16 35 56 LM3 Proceed.
03 16 35 57 CDR Right.
03 16 35 58 ,If,_ Boresight and sextant star check.
03 16 36 00 CDR Okay.
03 16 36 O1 Lv2° You’re kind of in deep trouble for doing that.
Itts impossible.
03 16 36 05 CDR You’re looking right at the moon.
03 16 36 06 IPAP Yes, you have to wa_t awhile.
03 16 36 09 CDR Gee, that’s a pretty interesting view, isn’t it?
That earthshin_ is bright.
03 16 36 12 C_.5_ Let me take a look.
03 16 26 i4 I2,_ When thc earth sets, then we’ll have enougjn – –
03 16 36 15 CDR Look down here.
03 16 36 17 C:,? Rub.!
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0316 20 CDR Seeit?
03 16 36 21 C_ Oh, yes, I see it quite well.
03 16 36 26 LMP Oh, I might be able to get a star up there, though.
What was the – what was my star?
03 16 36 30 CMP Your star was Scorpia Delti – Delta.
I 03 16 36 34 _ And which way was it?
03 16 36 38 CMP Okay, it was down 06.9 –
03 16 36 44 LMP Yes.
03 16 36 46 CMP And left 4.5.
03 16 36 48 CDR Oh, you’ll never get that.
03 16 36 49 LS_ Well, how in the hell would you ever get it?
03 16 36 50 CDR Well, there are some stars up here, see, that Just – –
03 16 36 51 _ Yes.
03 16 36 53 CML° Yes. But Scorpio is – –
03 16 36 54 LMP You’re not going to be able to get it until damn
near Just prior to ignition.
03 16 37 00 CDR That’s an inertial star03
16 37 02 LMP Yes, but you’ve got an inertial moon in your way.
03 16 37 04 CMP Well, if it – if the COAS – if you set the COAS
and it doesn’t hit the moon, then it’s okay.
03 16 37 10 LM3 That’s right. It’s kind of hard .not to hit it though
(laughter), lookfng down at it like this.
03 16 37 19 C5_ I think you’re looking at Saturn.
03 16 37 20 I27 Well, I can’t even see’ … I’m not getting in your way, am I?
03 16 37 26 LMP (Laughter) You guys – really bad!
03 16 37 31 CDR Alright, I’m going to put this thing INERTIAL – INERTIAL
P0%F£R, OFF, ]ightin_, OFF; select ©nc. – I_’lqJ.
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_ 03 16 37 50 CMP I could – I guess I could get out the optics and set
._. the thing all the way up. All I’d have to do is wait
until we get there.
03 16 38 03 CMP You gurys could go ahead with the checklist without
me in case I don’t pick it up right away.
03 16 38 09 IFA° Look at that red star going down there.
03 16 38 l0 CDR I was trying to figure o_ m_nat that was, too, Bill.
03 16 38 12 CMF It might be Antares.
03 16 38 16 LMP Boy, they set in a hurry, don’t they?
03 16 38 21 CDR They sure do.
03 16 38 24 LMP Well, it’s Scorpia, maybe it was – Yes?
03 16 38 30 CMP That wou!dn’t be setting now, would it?
03 16 38 32 CDR Yes, it would be. If it’s going to be part of the boresight
star, it’s got to be near the horizor – near the plus-X axis.
03 ].6 38 46 CDR Okay, Bill, that should complete it.
03 16 38 48 LMP Okay.
03 16 38 5h CDR I won’t be able to get a boresight star because we’ll
be in the daylight.
03 16 38 59 L_ What abodt Jim?
03 16 39 00 CDR Well, I don’t know; I hope he can.
03 16 39 04 CDR Are you going to do that before we press on, Jim?
03 16 39 07 I34P When we get – when we get – –
.03 16 39 10 CMP Why don’t I Just set – –
03 16 39 11 LMP – – your double u_nbra, why, you can do it then.
03 16 39 13 CMP What’s this double umbra?
03 16 39 15 LP_P Double shadow. When the each sets, then you wi]] be able
to – you’ll be looking at 90 degrees back arid you can look
right down on it.
C ,NFIDENTIA[CONFIDENTIAb_. 03 16 39 25 CMP _n the earth sets?
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03 16 39 26 IMP Yes, the umbra is the shadow.
03 16 39 27 CMP Oh, yes, okay.
03 16 39 30 LMP So we’re in the shadow of the sun; that’s the umbra of the
moon, and when we’re in the shadow of the earth, that’s the
umbra. You should be able to get a boresight star pretty
soon, because we’re going to come to the end of the –
03 16 39 _1 CMP Are we? Okay, I’ll go down there and set it up.
03 16 39 _3 IMP Wait a minute. Where in the hell are we?
03 16 39 45 CDR Confusing.
03 16 39 48 CMP We’re pitching down thisway.
03 16 39 51 LMP We aren’t doing anything – are we? Are we maneuvering?
03 16 39 54 65_ No, we’re not. We’re holding ste?_qf, but – –
03 16 39 55 CDR Here, let me show you – –
03 16 39 56 LMP Yes, that’s right; we’re not 90 degrees from our burn –
; from our burn place yet. If we’re 90 degrees from our
burn place, we’ll be looking straight at the moon – –
O3 16 20 03 CMP We’re over here.
03 16 40 07 LMP We’re com/ng this way.
03 16 bO 08 CMP Yes, I know. And we’re not upside down like that.
We’re – Well – You have – Your optics are up.
03 16 20 18 LMP Optics are posigrade. They’ll go to up.
03 16 bO 28 CDR We’re goin G right through here.
03 1_ 20 58 C_ Okay, Bill, when do you start reading the 6-minute
checklist?
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: 03 16 _1 03 LMP 6 minutes.
i 03 16 41 0b C_ What’s that time in GET?
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4_ it 89:13, okay? And the 5 one will bc at 89:14, and the
2 will be at 89:].7 – 35 –
03 16 42 08 CMP I’m Just looking where the PITCH 2 and YAW 2 circuit
breakers are. I want to make sure you pull the right one.
03 16 42 14 CDR YAW 2 and PITCH 2.
03 16 42 16 CMP Okay.
03 16 42 26 CDR I’m really screwed up. It looks to me we ought to
he going the other way.
03 16 42 30 CMP Yes, I know.
03 16 42 31 CDR Huh? Yes, well, look. Well, here we are right here.
i 03 16 42 34 CMP Oh boy!
‘ 03 16 42 35 CDR What’s wrong?
03 16 42 36 CMP I should have got down here a long time ago.
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03 16 42 39 CDR Here’s where we’re going to be when we burn, right?
03 16 42 40 LMP Yes, and we’re right here now. See? A=ud we’re looking
straight down at the moon, and the earth is over here_
03 16 42 54 CDR Are you doing your star check?
03 16 42 56 C_ Yes, right in a crater!
03 16 42 59 L_5_ Okay, you’re not going to be able to do it until we
get past this – –
03 16 43 04 CMP Now, if I can’t do it %until real late, go – Start
without me.
03 16 43 10 LMP You’ll be able to do it – You’re 15 minutes –
20 minutes out of the burn.
03 16 43 42 CMP I wonder if the moon is made out of basically the
same material as the ea_ _h is.
03 16 43 46 CDR I don’t know.
· 03 16 43 _8 L_.fP Probably is.
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q’ 03 16 23 52 CDR Anders is going to tell you when he alights from
4_ the first LM – Pick up all the gold.
03 16 24 07 CMP I think he doesn’t have to; he knows it all right now.
Didn’t you hear him? Ye geologists of the world: I
see a few grabens, a few slipped discs.
03 16 44 39 LMP There’s a strange light down there.
03 16 h4 45 CDR Is it a bonfire?
03 16 24 47 LMP It might be campfires.
03 16 h5 03 C5_ How does it look?
03 16 h5 07 L_ I think y0utre going to be able to see it pretty soon.
03 1625 14 CMP Well, I’ll put it in And.wait for it.
03 16 h5 16 CDR Okay.
03 16 45 20 C_ Do I have the computer?
03 16 45 22 CDR Yes, ENTER the –
03 16 45 30 C5_ Are you going to read this off to me?
03 16 h5 32 CDR Yes, what is it?
03 16 25 34 CDR Bi%l?
03 16 45 35 LMP Okay, I’m getting the timer.
03 16 h5 42 LMP Oh boy, we’re going to get that damned thing to 10 again.
03 16 k5 50 Lb_ Okay. Have that time
03 16 k6 O1 LMP You got a star, Jim?
03 16 46 02 CDR No, he needs it read off to him.
03 16 46 04 LMP 0kaY, OPTIC MODE, CMC.
“: 03 16 _6 07 C_ Okay.
03 16 46 08 _._ In zero OFF.
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‘_” 03 16 _6 10 r_qP %_RB 41, NOUN 91, ENTER. Okay, we’re going to lose
4_. them here pretty soon.
03 16 46 23 CMP Okay. The shaft is 09240, plus – –
03 16 46 33 LS_ You want me to write – to log this?
03 16 46 34 CMP 09240. Okay. ENTER. And the {runnion is plus 25300.
Plus 25300. F_NTER.
03 16 47 14 LMP There’s no troublereading by earthshine.
03 16 47 19 CMP Oh, I don’t have anything yet.
03 16 47 21 CDR Have you got the earth – the moon, I mean?
03 16 47 25 CMP I can’t see either.
03 16 47 35 CMP I think I’m still on the earth – or the moon.
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03 16 47 41 L_P Wkat is your – what’s your shaft and trunnion? Jim?
03 16 47 48 CMP Shaft is 02940.
03 16 47 51 LMP 02940, yes.
03 16 47 52 CHiP Left 25.3 degrees trunnion.
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03 16 47 55 I2,_ Oh, well, you’re looking down at its eye. You’ve
got to wait until you get down past the 90-degree point.
03 16 48 04 CMP I think I see it coming up.
03 16.48 09 CC Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston; 3 minutes LOS; all systems
are GO. Over.
03 16 48 14 CDR Roger. Ths_nk you, Houston; Apollo 8.
03 16 48 bO C_P I see the limb, and I see the stars coming up.
03 16 49 02 L_5° Have you got optics power, zero – Oh, you haven’t
done that yet, huh? I
03 16 _9 06 C_ No, I ‘m waiting until I – until I see the star.
03 16 49 08 I24P Yes.
03 16 49 26 Ci4P How much time do %’e have?
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! 03 16 49 49 C_ There’s our friend out there.
I 03 16 49 51 IFLW You can really see Australia or something down there on
the earth …. I get earthset here in Just a second.
03 16 50 08 CDR Any luck, Jim?
03 16 50 11 C5_ It’s coming up, but I think I can almost verify it right
now because I have Gruis, and Peacock is in line with
the bottom parts of Gruis, and this optics – –
03 16 50 18 CDR We’re not in any hurry.
03 16 50 19 CMP – – is exactly in line with it. I know, I was Just
saying that we can almost verify it right now.
03 16 50 56 L_ This is a pretty – –
03 16 50 57 CC All systems are GO, Apollo 8.
03 16 50 58 L_[_ Look at that, look at that, Frank.
03 16 50 59 CDR Thank you.
03 16 51 O0 L_L_ Look at the earth.
03 16 51 03 CDR Yes.
03 16 51 04 CMP Setting?
03 16 51 05 CDR Yes.
03 16 51 08 Lr,t_ _ Yes, we’re do_ in Carnarvon.
03 16 51 i0 C_[P Huh?
03 16 51 ll L_[P Yes, we’re down in Honeysuckle; that was Australia.
03 16 51 20 L_ You don’t see that very. often, do you?
03 16 51 47 CDR Okzy?
03 16 51 50 C_ No, the moon’s still there. I see it coming up. Stars
are coming up, but the moon is still there. _ow, if you
guys want to go on a little further, go ahead without me.
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_r, 03 16 51 59 CDR Oh, we got a lot of time.
03 16 52 05 CMP I should see Peacock risc over t{_at;a_,I’m Just amazed
the way this thi_ operates.
03 16 52 2_ CDR It’s been a pretty fantastic week, hasn’t it?
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03 16 52 29 CMP It’s going to get better.
03 16 52 31 CDR Yes.
03 16 53 09 CMP ‘This is u_terly fantastic, though. This pawl line is
lined up exactly with Gruis.
03 16 53 27 CDR You know what I think made me sick that night?
03 16 53 29 LMP What?
03 16 53 30 CDR That damned pill I took.
03 16 53 32 LMP What pill did you take?
03 16 53 _t CDR Secone.1 – one of the big ones.
03 16 53 36 LMP Oh, is that right?
03 16 53 37 CDR I didn’t know you had small ones. I’d have taken one
of those.
03 16 53 42 LMP Maybe you Just had the flu.
03 16 53 h4 CDR Maybe I did, I don’t know, but it seems like you guys
would have gotten it.
03 16 53 50 C%5° Well, I think that basically your stomach was Just upset –
because you can get it very easily – There’s nothing
_’roilg,yo_! know.
03 16 53 54 CDR Yes, I know, but I’never had it before, not even in
zero-g airplane, which is a -a real –
03 16 54 39 L_ I hope this baby holds out for another 2-1/2 days. It
sure bas performed admirably, hasn’t it?
03 16 54 44 CDR Yes.
03 16 54 52 C5_ Gentlemen, Peacock should be r_s_ng above the moon
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i 03 16 55 12 CMP And there it is. Just a m_nute, and I’ll verify it.
03 16 55 33 6%5° Okay, I confirm Peacock.
03 16 55 35 CDR Okay, Bill, checklist.
03 16 55 36 L_ Okay.
03 16 55 41 CDR You can leave that off – Looks like we’re going to be
burning in the daylight anyway.
03 16 55 47 LMP Okay. Drive trunnion if less than 5 degrees.
03 16 55.’51 C_ Okay. Optics, zero, zero.
. 03 16 55 53 LMP And G&N POWER OPTICS, OFF.
03 16 55 55 C550 Optics, zero. Don’t hit the I_3 switch; OPTICS, OFF.
03 16.56 02 LMP Okay, why don’t you – Frank, you can have your l_ghts
up, I guess – Unless you wanted to check your star.
03 16 56 09 CMP Too late, I’m not checking – –
03 16 56 l0 L_5′ Frank, let me come down the other side.
03 16 56 12 CDR I doubt if I’ll be able to.
03 16 56 13 IMP No, I mean around the other side.
03 16 56 17 IMP I guess you probably won’t; you’ll be pitched into the
moon, won’t you?
03 16 56 18 CDR Yes, that’s the trouble, I – I Just barely get – and
then when I do see it, I see a lit horizon.
03 16 56 27 LMP Okay, VERB 37, F_YfER;L0, E_ES{.
03 16 56 35 LMP _AG MODE, three, RATE 2.
03 16 56 36 CMP Just a minute.
03 16 56 _3 CDR BMAG, RATE 2.
03 16 56 _6 LMP SPACEC_FT CONTROL, CMC.
03 16 56 49 CDR CMC.
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‘,. 03 16 56 50 L_P CMC MODE, AUTO.
03 16 56 51 CDR AUTO.
03 16 56 52 LMP Proceed.
03 16 56 54 CDR Okay.
03 16 56 59 LMP Okay, align spacecraft roll to GDC. You got –
03 16 57 09 CDR OWay.
03 16 57 10 LMP 16 minutes. Do you want to wait awhile to do this?
03 16 57 13 CDR Well, it’s already aligned. I’ll do it now, Bill –
I don’t think I’ll have to do much – Put in a little
bit of yaw that way.
03 16 57 29 IMP Okay, align spacecraft roll and GDC aligned. We’ll
trim it again here – before the burn.
03 16 57 36 LMF STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM’s circuit breakers, panel 8, CLOSED.
03’16 57.40 CDR Alright. Now, let’s watch th_s, Jim.
03 16 57 43 IMP D_rect u]] age –
03 16 57 44 CDR Don’% want to leave that out.
03 16 57 45 LMP I’m going to check mine over here, too.
03 16 57 51 CDR They’re all CLOSED.
03 16 57 52 LMP Okay, SPS circuit breakers CLOSED except for gaging.
03 16 57 57 CDR Gaging OPF2_, okay; PITCH 1, YAW – 2, PITCH – YAW 1,
_AW 2. They’re in.
03 16 58 06 CMP They’re in – okay.
03 16 58 10 CDR Okay.
03 16 58 ll LMP I’m Just checking all m/ne here.
03 16 58 15 CDR Don’t push on them when you’ve got …
03 16 58 20 L_2 I’ll get them. ,
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$ 03 16 58 26 LMP Okay, DEADBAND, MIN.
;, 03 16 58 29 CDR DEADBAND going to MINIb_ – MINIMUM!
03 16 58 31 LMP RAPE, LOW.
03 ]_6 58 32 CDR LOW.
03 16 58 33 I34P LIMIT CYCLE, ON.
03 16 58 34 CDR ON.
03 16 58 36 LMP MANUAL ATTITUDE, three, RATE C01_AND.
03 16 58 37 CDR RATE COMMAND.
03 16 58 39 LMP BMAG MODE, three; ATT 1/RATE 2.
03 16 58 42 CDR ATT 1/RATE 2.
03 16 58 44 _ ROTATIONAL CONTROL POWER DIRECT, both, OFF.
03 16 58 47 C_DR DIRECT. Okay, that’s OFF.
03 16 58 50 LMP SCS TVC, two, RATE C0bR_t_ND.
03 16 58 53 CDR SCS TVC, two, RATE C0b_.’_D.
03 16 58 56 L_5° TVC GI6C4ALDRIVE: PITCH and YAW, AUTO.
03 16 58 59 CDR AUTO.
O3 16 59 00 LMP And here’s where we stop –
03 16 59 01 CDR A-lright.
03 16 59 02 IN? For 13 minutes.
03 16 59 27 L_ Boy, _t’s blacker than pitch out here.
03 16 59 29 CDR Yes, I know it.
03 16 59 37 C_5° Okay, (yawn) you’re going to burn with the lights on
anyway, aren’t you, because you’ve got to get sunlight.
03 16 59 40 CDR Probably will, yes.
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_’ 03 16 59 44 CMP Yes, I wetched the sun – i watched that star rise, and
4_ I could Just see the black horizon – the moon fade away
and the star come up and- right on it.
03 17 O0 11 I24P Okay, if we get a MAIN A or an AC 1 failure, you change
gimbal drives, right?
03 17 00 16 CDR Okay.
03 17 00 19 I_ You get a MAIN B or an AC 2 failure, don’t change gimbal
drives or do anything, except put your gimbals to -.
from AUTO to 1.
03 17 O0 36 CMP (Singing)
03 17 O1 24 IMP Do you see anything hanging around that could come down?
03 17 O1 28 CDR I hope not°
03 17 01 53 CDR Tell you one thing these flights are good for: an old
fatty like me, I bet I’ve lost a lot of weight. I didn’t
eat much those first two days, and I didn’t – didn’t
even get much to eat today.
03 17 02 23 CDR When is the ignition, 89:19, huh?
03 17 02 27 LMP Yes.
03 17 02 29 _ Pretty sunrise.
03 17 02 32 CDR Yes.
03 17 02 47 CMP i’m doing a P23 right after we leave this place, huh?
03 17 02 51 CDR Yes.
03 17 03 04 CDR Is it boiling, Bill?
03 17 03 06 LMP No, I hope not. It looks iow. It’s Just cold in there.
03 17 03 21 CMP It does look a little low. When did I say I had the Star?
03 17 03 28 CDR What time?
03 17 03 29 L_ ° Huh?
03 17 03 30 C55° Because w_ still have 60 degrees to go then, if we want to
i be parallel – perpendicular – hor_zonta] to the horizon.
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_’ 03 17 03 39 L_[P Perpendicular (laughter): …
03 17 03 _0 CMP The horizontal, because I was 60 degrees dow_n and I –
I Just saw the – –
03 17 03 47 _ We’re still looking at the moon – flat at the moon.
03 17 03 53 CMP Well, not really.
03 17 03 54 LMP Not flat at it.
03 17 03 55 CMP I hope not.
03 17 03 56 CDR Oh, no, not flat at it, but – Boy, it’s black out there.
03 17 04 33 LMP If you don’t get G&N ignition, what are you going to do?
03 17 04 36 CDR Go right to SPS.
03’17 04 38 LMP Wouldn’t it be smart to take it around again?
03 17 04 40 CDR Why? If we didn’t get it this time, whywould we get
it better the next time?
03 17 04 47 LMP The burn … – –
03 17 04 48 CDR There’s a 10-degree excursion on this thing.
03 17 04 53 LMP Make sure yon hit the corridor.
03 17 05 14 CDR You’re right. It would be smart to take it around again.
03 17 05 18 LMP Get set up to do an SPS burn, huh?
03 17 05 20 CDR AUTO SPS.
03 17 05 23 LMP I haven’t looked at your G – you might still be able
to get – –
03 17 05 27 CDR Wait a second; let me check it.
03 17 05 28 IMP – – to get G&N errors.
03 17 05 38 C_P (Singing_ whistling)
03 17 06 17 LU_ Now, you should see somethinE – Yes, there it comes.
03 17 06 20 CDR Where do 2zou see it?
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, 03 1Z 06 21 CMP 6 minutes to recheck.
03 17 06 22 CDR Oh, yes, it …
03 17 06 24 LMP I see it off the side of the terminator from sunrise.
03 17 06 34 CMP I wonder if that – that sort of a zodiacal light was
a glare off the optics, or something.
03 17 06 40 LMP … You ought to draw a li%t]_e picture of it, and people
could tell you what it was.
03 17 06 49 CDR You got the gimbal thing handy right off the bat?
03 17 06 53 LMP Yes, why don’t we write that down?
03 17 06 54 CDR Minus 0 – –
03 17 06 55 CMP/IMP – – 40 plus 157.
03 17 07 00 CDR Is it 1577 Not 1517
03 17 07 06 CMP I’ll check on the 11 pad. 157.
03 17 07 10 CDR Okay.
03 17 07 11 CMP … in there.
03 17 07 13 LMP I bet we had the – The weight hadn’t – the trim hadn’t
changed any since the last time. (Laug_hter) Getting
worried there for a minute.
03 17 07 21 CMP We’ve been eating a lot of food.
03 17 07 24 CDR Let’s see now, that’s 2 – 2 minutes and 13 seconds, is
that what we said? 2:18.
03 17 07 31 CDR 138 seconds.
03 17 07 34 CMP 2:18 must give you a slow return home.
03 17 07 35 CDR Yes, …
03 17 07 37 IMP You got your strut in?
03 17 07 41 CDR Yes, it’s in.
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¢_. 03 17 07 44 IMP Probably, one of the things we’ve been hearing is these
_ oxygen masks snapping up and down.
03 17 08 02 I34P Boy, it took three acts of Congress to get those little
strings.
i ‘ 03 17 08 07 LMP Oh, that – that’s peculiar, isn’t it?
1 03 17 08 12 CDR Yes, looks to me like we’re going right at it. Doesn’t it look like that to you?
03 17 08 19 C_ Why ia it we do all these burns upside down?
03 17 08 21 CDR So you can see.
03.17 08 23 CMP (Laughter) You want to look at that?
03 17 08 25 CMP/CDR (Laughter)
03 17 08 28 LML° If it makes you feel bad, look out the side windows.
03 17 08 31 CDR Yes, I think it would look better.
O3 17 08 39 CDR I’ve got – coming up on 10 minutes.
03 17 10 12 CDR Okay, 9 minutes, rig_ht now on –
03 17 10 17 CDR MARK. –
03 17 !0 27 _ (Singing)
i 03 17 10 _2 L_5° Hey, don’t forget your ullage.
03 17 10 43 CDR Yes, gees, don’t let me forget that!
03 17 10 45 I24P How many seconds do you need?
03 17 10 47 CDR 15 seconds.
03 17 10 48 C55° Four-Jet ullage.
03 17 10 49 LMP Okay, we better write that down.
03 17 10 55 LMP Ullage will be _t 89:19:01. Okay?
03 17 11 02 CDR Yes. You’re goin c to call it off, right?
03 17 i] 07 I_.? Well, I’ll try to remer_ber – Got it in here.
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_. 03 17 11 11 CDR Oh, yes.
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03 17 11 14 CMP Yes, “ullage as required” down there, I got. You’ll
see the 15 seconds right on here.
03 17 11 20 LMP 15 seconds.
03 17 11 23 CDR Yes.
0317 n 24 czP …
03 17 11 59 CMP Ail it does is let you see whether it is there or not;
then if it is, it doesn’t do anything.
03 17 12 03 IMP Yes, I know, hut it drifts off a little. The deadband
affects it, I guess.
03 17 12 07 _4P Oh.
03 17 12 16 LMP Boy, youthink you’re going to burn right into the
water – I mean, right into the sand.
03 17 12 18 C5_ Did you have trcuble scooping up those _ype of rocks?
You Said you went up to West Texas for that.
03 17 12 24 CDR 7 mi nutes, coming up on 6 minutes.
03 17 12 27 I3’_5 Okay.
03 17 12 28 CDR Let’s go ahead and start.
03 17 12 39 IMP Okay, MAIN BUS ties are coming ON.
03 17 12 40 CDR Okay.
03 17 12 44 LMP A is ON; B is ON.
03 17 12 51 I34P Okay. SPS, TVC, two, RATE C0_YD; and TVC GIMBAL DRIVE,
PITCH and YAW in AUTO. Recheck them.
0.3 ] 7 13 01 CDR RATE COM_.L_ID and AUTO.
03 17 13 02 I3,5′ Okay, TVC SERVO POWER 1, AC 1, MAIN A.
03 17 13 05 CDR AC 1, MAIN A.
03 17 13 06 I3_P 2, AC 2, MAIN B.
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4. 03 17 13 09 CDR Right.
03 17 13 lO LMP TRANSLATIONAL CONTROl POWER, ON.
0 03 17 13 12 CDR TRANSLATIONAL CONTROL POWER, ON.
03 17 13 14 LMP ROTATIONAL C0_VfROL. P0_ER NOP_4AL °2, AC.
03 17 13 17 CDR AC.
03 17 13 18 I/4P ROTATIONAL HAND CONTROLLER number 2, AP_.
03 17 13 22 CDR A_.
03 17 13 28 IMP Stand by to start the GI_BAL MOTORS.
03 17 13 30 CDR Okay.
03 17 13 34 CDR Should I pull the circuit breakers?
03 17 13 35 LM2 No, not yet !
03 17 13 37 CDR Okay, Just checking.
03 17 13 46 I2LP Okay, let’s start PITCH 1 and YAW 1.
03 17 13 48 CDR Alright, ready; PITCH 1.
03 17 13 50 I2._ Got it.
03 17 13 51 CDR YAW 1.
03 17 13 52 L_[P Got it.
03 17 13 53 CDR Okay.
03 17 13 54 I2.tP Okay, clocklrise.
03 17 13 55 CDR Clockwise.
03 17 13 56 TJ,_ Verify no _fln/C.
03 17 13 57 CDR No MTVC.
03 17 14 00 I:LP Okay. Start PITCH 2 and YAW 2.
03 17 ]4 03 CDR PITCH 2.
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03 17 14 06 CDR YAW 2.
· 03 17 14 07 IMP Got it.
03 17 14 09 CDR Okay.
03 17 1_ 10 IPi° Set GPI trim.
03 17 14 11 C_ Okay, minus 40, plus 157.
03 17 14 16 L_5_ Got it.
03 17 14 18 LMP Verify _5_;C.
03 17 14 20 CDR MTVC.
03 17 14 21 I_5_ TRANSLATIONAL HA_UD CONTROLLER, NEUTRAL.
03 17 14 23 CDR NEUTRAL.
03 17 14 25 L_5_ GPI returns to zero.
03 17 14 27 CDR Zero.
03 17 14 28 L_[p ROT COi_I’ROLP0?TERNO_,t&L 2, AC/DC.
03 17 14 31 CDR AC/DC.
03 17 14 32 LS_P Want to trim? Yes.
_3 17 14 34 CDR Yes.
03 17 14 35 LMP Okay. B_[AGMODE, three, RATE 2.
03 17 14 37 CDR RATE 2.
03 17 14 38 LStW S – SPACECRAFT C0ZTTROL, CMC and AUTO.
03 17 14 40 CDR Right.
03 17 14 41 L_’p Proceed.
03 17 14 42 C_.5° Proceed.
; 03 17 14 45 CDR Okay.
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_, 03 17 14 47 LMP Okay, R_L_G MODE, three, ATT 1/HATE 2.
03 17 14 50 CDR ATT 1/HATE 2.
[03 17 14 51 LMP ENTER.
03 27 24 52 cMP _mTER.
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03 17 i4 54 _ Okay. Oimbal test option, ACCEPT; SPACECRAFT CONTROL,
(24C; verify.
03 17 15 00 CDR Proceed, huh?
03 17 15 01 _ Proceed.
03 17 15 02 CDR Right.
03 17 15 03 CMl° Proceed. i
03 17 15 04 LMP Call them out.
03 17 15 05 CDR Alright. 20, minus 20, 00, 02, 0 minus 2, 00.
03 ’17 15.20 CMl° Whew!
03 17 15 21 LMP 60 40; check your clock.
03 17 15 24 CDR 60 40; clock is good. ‘_
03 17 15 26 LMP ROT C0_7fROL POWER DIRECT, both, MAIN A, MAIN B.
03 17 15 29 CDR MAIN A, MAIN B.
03 17 ]5 30 LMP SPS HELIUM VALVES, both, AUTO.
03 17 15 32 CDR Verified.
03 17 15 34 _ LIMIT CYCLE, OFF.
03 17 15 36 CDR LIMIT CYCLE, OFF.
03 17 15 37 LMP FDAI scale, 50/15.
03 17 15 39 CDR 50/15. –” _’
03 17 15 40 LMP Pull PITCH 2 and YAW 2..
03 37 15 h2 CDR A/right, watch thfs.
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_ _3 17 15 43 CDR PITCH 2; YAW 2.
: 03 17 15 _7 I2,_ Stand by for 2 minutes.
03 17 15 50 CDR Okay.
03 17 15 51 LM_ How’s your boresight star?
03 17 15 54 CDR Hey, listen. It looks {o me like I’m going to burn right
into the ground. 0h! There’s the horizon. Humray.)
We’re going the right way.
03 17 16 02 LMP Boy, you sure can’b tell when you’re – –
03 17 16 03 C5_ 3.2 degrees at T. minLus 3.
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03 17 16 07 CDR What is it?
03 17 16 08 C_P 3.2 degrees ‘at T. minus 3 – right about now.
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03 17 16 11 CDR Okay, I can – It looks good.
03 17 16 18 CDR We’ve got to arm this TP_3ISL_TIONAL RAND CONTROLLER.
Did you tell me to do that?
03 !7 16 24 CDR Then, we’ve got to ullage.
03 17 16 25 LMP Yes.
03 17 16 40 CDR Okay, coming up on 2-1/2 m_nutes.
03 17 16 _7 LMP Okay, 5 seconds after you start, get DELTA-V THRUST B,
ON, okay?
03 17 16 52 CDR Okay, yes. Then I’m all set.
03 17 16 56 L_ Don’t forget to start your watch, Jim. Reset it now.
03 17 16 59 CMP Yes, it’s all reset.
03 17 17 03 L_[P Okay, DELTA-V THRUST A, NOPJ.D_L.
03 17 17 06 CDR NOFJ4AL.
03 17 17 07 l_ TRANSLATION_L HAND CONTROLLE_,, ;_2_.
03 17 17 09 CDR APJ,’ZED.
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_. 03 17 17 10 LMP ROTATIONAL HAND CONTROLLER, both, APpliED.
03 17 17 12 CDR ARMED.
03 17 17 14 LMP TAPE REC0RDE_- –
i 03 17 17 24 CDR Okay.
, 03 17 17 39 L_ Now’s it look?
03 17 17 40 CDR Good.
03 17 17 43 LMP I’m going forward (laughter).
03 17 17 46 LMP Well ……
03 17 17 48 CDR … a hell of a kick in the pants now, I’ll tell you that.
03 17 17 54 CDR The DSKY blanks at 35 seconds, right?
03 17 17 56 LMP Right, _ltcomes back on at 30; 15 seconds later you
give it the ullage.
03 17 18 05 CDR What’ll I have?
03 17 18 07 _ TRANSLATION C0RA’ROL.
03 17 18 16 LMP You got one DELTA-V THRUST, ON?
03 17 18 17 CDR One ON, one ON.
03 17 18 18 LMP Okay.
03 17 18 19 LMP A, ON.
03 17 18 20 CDR A is ON.
03 17 18 25 LMP Don’t forget the –
03 17 18 _7 CDR 5 seconds.
03 17 18 28 LMP 2 to 5 seconds.
03 17 18 29 C5_ Right.
03 17 18 41 CDR Okay, she blanked.
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‘ 03 17 18 42 CMP She blanked.
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_- 03 17 18 43 CDR Okay.
03 17 18 25 LMP _4S MODE, AUTO.
03 17 18 46 CDR AUTO.
03 17 18 47 LMP FLIGHT RECORDER going to RECORD,
03 17 18 48 CMP Stand by to start ullage.
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03 17 18 50 LMP Proceed.
03 17 18 51 CMP Proceed.
03 17 18 55 LMP I’ll give you a mark for ullage.
03 17 18 56 CDR Okay.
03 17 18 58 CMP He’s got it right here.
03 17 19 00 LMP 17, 16 –
03 17 19 02 CMP MARK.
03 17 19 03 L_P Ullage!
03 17 19 06 LMP Proceed when you need to.
03 17 19 12 CMP Proceed.
03 17 19 13 CDR I’m proceeding.
03 17 19 16 L_ Two valves. Good shape – –
03 17 19 21 CDR Two valves.
03 17 19 22 LMP Four valves.
03 17 19 32 CMP Pressure’s holding.
03 17 19 43 LMP It’s looking real good.
03 17 19 _5 CDR Pressure …
03 17 20 16 LMP Burned for 1 minute.
03 17 20 18 CDR Okay.
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_ 03 17 23 02 CDR 1, OFF.
03 17 23 03 IMP Got it.
03 17 23 04 CDR 2, OFF.
03 17 23 05 LMP Got it.
03 17 23 06 CDR 3, OFF.
03 17 23 07 IMP Got it.
03 17 23 08 CDR 4, OFF.
03 17 23 09 IMP GOt it.
03 17 23 10 CDR Okay.
03 17 23 11 LMF TVC SERV0 POWER, 1 and 2, OFF.
03 17 23 13 CDR OFF.
03 17 23 14 LMP FLIGHT RECORDER’s OFF; MAIN BUS ties, going OFF; A is OFF – –
03 17 23 20 CMP There we go.
03 17 23 22 L_ – – B is OFF.
03 17 23 23 LMP Proceed.
03 17 23 24 CDR Wait a minute. Did you get all this, Jim?
03 17 23 26 Cb_ Yes.
03 17 23 28 L_K° You ready to proceed?
03 17 23 29 C_P Proceed. I’ll get these – –
03 17 23 31 LMP Okay, null residuals. Record DELTA-V – –
03 17 23 33 CMP Minus 54 – –
03 17 23 34 CDR That 0.5?
03 17 23 36 C_ Yes, 0.5.
03 17 23 37 L_E_ You don’t have to do 8 thing to that.
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4, 03 17 23 39 CDR Just record it.
03 17 23 41 LMP Record DELTA-V .
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03 17 23 43 CDR Minus – that’s u_p here – minus 26.4.
03 17 23 49 CMP I got 26.4, and the burn time was – –
03 17 23 52 CDR Minus 26.4.
· 03 17 23 53 CMP – – I have it; burn time was 2 minutes (cough) and 23 seconds.
03 17 23 58 CDR Okay, can we proceed out of here, then? You got al] this?
03 17 24 01 CMP I have all that.
03 17 24 02 CDR Proceed.
03 17 24 03 LMP EMS – Just a _-!nu_te, _ FUNCTION, OFF_.
O3 17 24 O6 CDH OFF.
03 17 24 07 LMP EMS MODE, ST_J,’DBY.
03 17 24 08 CDR STANDBy.
03 17 24 09 LMP BMAG MODE, three, P_EE 2.
03 17 24 10 CDR RATE 2.
03 17 24 11 LMP DEADBA_H), MAX.
03 17 24 12 CDR DEADBAND, MAX.
03 17 24 13 _ TAPE RECORDER’s going to STOP – –
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06 02 36 53 LMP ROT CONTROL PO_TER DIRECT, both, MAIN A/blAIN B.
06 02 36 55 CMP _APE RECORDER, you got that?
06 02 36 56 iMP Roger. Horizon check.
06 02 36 58 CMP He’s doing that now.
06 02 37’00 LMP Pitch needle error goes toward zero, approaching
zero at 0.5g time.
06 02 37 03 CDR Okay.
06 02 37 04 CMP Okay.
06 02 37 05 LMP Don’t forget MANUkL ATTITUDE, three, to RATE CO_MAND.
06 02 37 07 CMP -MAND, that’s right.
06 02 37 08 CDR Yes. Okay, but tell me that later, okay?
06 02 37 09 LMP Yes, right. Don’t forget it.
‘ 06 02 37 10 CMP You’ve got to do it in checklist _.. as we go.
06 02 37 ll CDR I’ve got to have that; Just tell me later, okay?
06 02 37 13 CMl) We’re stopped right there.
06 02 37 14 CDR How’s your evaporator?
06 02 37 15 LMP It’s – it seems to be hanging in there, but it’s awfully 1
steam pressure. I’ll I’ll manually feed it if I have to
06 D2 37 20 CDR Alright.
06 02 37 28 CDR See where this baby wants me to fly? The pitch is way up.
06 02 37 33 CMP See if … of the alpha meter.
06 02 37 35 CDR Now, as we come close to the horizon – we’re going to …
06 o2 37 38 CMP …
06 02 37 40 CDR As wc come closer to the – –
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_ 06 02 37 44 C_[P Yes. Well, this thing came in long before I thought
4_ it was going to at _5 degrees, where 152 is the
nominal entry attitude.
06 02 37 5h CDR Boy, it did come in wrong, didn’t it?
06 02 37 59 CMP Sure. See, I was waiting for that thing to come in. I
didn’t think it would come in until about 200 degrees.
06 02 38 01 CDR Now come we came in so soon?
06 02 38 03 CMP I don’t know.
06 02 38 07 I24P Okay, evaporator’s GO.
06 02 38 08 C_ > Good.
06 02 38 10 LMP I’m pretty sure.
06 02 38 12 CDR I keep wanting to yaw off the right here; it m_t be
because we’re boiling.
06 02 38 17 L_L° We’re really boiling.
06 02 38′ 22 CMP Okay, all – We’re standing by now – You’ve got _,_C_UD_L
ATTITUDE, three, RATE C0r_.t_D when you get time.
That’s – We’re down to there, and we are going to
have a CMC GO or NO-GO check. We’ve got two things
to do: either the DD2’s NO-GO, which we’ll find out
when he fl_es it; if the CMC is NO-GO, he’ll fly the _._.
06 02 38 36 LMP You got the 0.05g and EMS ROLL, ON.
06 02 38 41 CDR And that’s an 0.05 change.
06 02 38 43 CML° That’s right.
06 02 38 44 L_[F Okay, it looks like we got the evaporator.
06 02 38 53 CMP How’s that needle doing?
06 02 38 56 CDR Fine.
06 02 38 58 C_.K_ The horizon hard to find?
06 02 38 59 CDR No.
06 02 39 13 CDR I wish you’d keep cLeeking my yaw for me therc:_ will y._:u?
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06 02 39 15 CMP I will. You’re a little hit left now, or a little
·_ right – Go left, Just a little bit.
i 06 02 39 24 LMP I think you’ re slightly rolled – Roll right, Frank.
i 06 02 39 28 CDR I don’t care about the rolls.
I 02 39 31 Okay, we s_ny of that;
06 CDR don’t need Houston.
06 _ 39 46 CMP Okay.
06 02 _9 50 CMP Keep the horizon right there.
06 02 39 54 CC Apollo 8 through Redstone, you’re looking good. Both primary
and secondary 1CODS are holding good.
06 02 40 O0 LMP Roger; looks like we got it reservieed.
06 02 40 07 LMP And we’ve got a good horizon.
06 02 40 ll LMP Looks like you are yawing to the left or somebhing.
06 02 40 13 CDR No.
06’02 40 !_ CMP He’s Just about on, Bill.
06 02 40 15 CDR I’ve got two separate sources in here that tell me my yaw’s
zero, don’t I? Actually, I can J_t fly those needles, now.
06 02 _0 26 CC Apollo 8, Apollo 8 through Redstone. O_.’er.
06 02 L0 31 LMP Go ahead, Houston. This is Apollo 8.
06 02 h0 33 CC Roger; read you loud and clear. You’re looking good.
06 02 _0 _0 LMP Roger.
06 02 _0 _4 CDR The control arming is not too good in this. Ye,t get
a lot more pitch than you do yaw and roll.
06 02 h0 _9 LMP Ney, there, you’re yawing my way.
06 02 h0 50 CDR Look who’s coming there, would you?
06 02 40 52 LS[P Yes.
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06 02 _0 53 CDR You see it?
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_r 06 02 40 54 L_50 Yes.
06 02 40 55 CDR Just like they promised.
06 02 40 .56 CMP What?
06 02 40 57 CDR/LMP The moon. b
0602 Oh. ]
06 02 40 59 CDR At 6 minutes before, Just like it says.
06 02 41 01 CMP Okay. RRT is 46:13, -_e’re 41:03.
06 02 hl 06 LMP Are you still MIN I2,_, Frank?
06 02 41 07 CDR Yes.
06 02 41 08 C%K° That’s right.
06 02 41 09 L_50 Okay.
06 02 41 ll 6%50 That’s where we stop, MJUI ATTITUDE, three, F_TE CO_4AND.
06 02 41 21 CDR Well, I’m going to give her to the DAP anyway when we get down.
( 06 02 41 24 C_5° As soon as you see that needle starts going off the peg, huh?
06 02 41 26 CDR Yes.
06 02 41 27 CMP Yes, I would, too. Better see what she does.
06 02 41 36 CDR Make sure the BMAG’s are not changed – they’re not.
It’ll be … if they are.
06 02 41 48 CDR W_ll, men, we’re getting close.
06 02 41 54 LMP There’s no turning back now.
06 02 41 57 _50 Old mother earth has us.
06 02 42 00 L_50 We may end up losing our horizon here when that moon goes down.
06 02 h2 05 CYAW That’s probably what makes your horizon so good is
the moon background – 0afore it rose.
06 02 42 ll L_? I wonder if … would like me to do a little airglow
photography £5_ht now?
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” 06 02 42 13 CDR Yes.
06 02 42 20 CDR Check – doublecheck both balls for me, Jim, so – –
06 02 42 22 CMP Yes, you’re okay.
06 02 42 24 CDR – – we’re not Just reading one b_ll, okay?
Z 06 02 42 25 CMP Yes, this b,1]’s agreeing with that one.
06 02 42 30 CMP Well, we’re 42:30 – –
06 02 42 31 CDR Check your other ring, Just for sure, Jim.
06 02 42 39 CDR There goes a washer; can you grab it?
06 02 42 41 CMP Yes, I’ve been trying to get that washer – –
i 06 02 42 42 CDR – – Well, it’s too late now.
06 02 42 43 C_ Well, 49_:02 and h6:13. We’re ao _2:47, 46:32 –
06 02 42 49 CDR We’re getting close to O.05g, too.
06 02 4_ 09 CDR How’s the – how high’s the voltage?
06 02 43 11 LiMP Voltage is great; 28 volts.
06 02 43 15 CDR Okay.
06 02 43 22 CMP Okay, 152 will be the entry pad. Pitch?
06 02 43 27 LMP Okay, you’re about to lose your moon.
06 02 43 32 CMP Okay, your yaw’s looking good.
06 02 43 37 LMP Got a lot of lightning do’_n there, so you – you’ll
probably have something.
06 02 43 42 CDR I got the old – Bill never saw that.
06 02 43 4h LMP What is that?
06 02 43 45 CDR Or d_d you notice? That’s the haze level.
06 02 43 47 LMP Airglow?
;! 06 02 43 h8 CDR Airglow.
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” 06 02 43 49 CDR Good old airglow is what’s – –
06 02 43 51 LMP I’ll look at the airglow next time.
06 02 43 53 CMP That’s right, you’ve never seen the airglow. Take
a look at it.
‘, 06 02 _3 59 CDR You can’t get your pin without seeing the airglow.
06 02 _4 0O C_[P That’s right.
06 09 44 0! LMP I see it, I see it[ (Laugh.er)
06 02 44 04 I24P Let’s see, is this where I’m supposed to ask how
many g’ s, Lowell?
06 02 h4 07 CMP That’s right (laughter), you ask how many g’s.
06 02 _4 09 CDR How are we doing?
06 02 44 10 L_5° We’r_ doing good over here.
06 02 44 11 C_[P Okay in the middle.
O_ 02 _ 13 C_ 4_:13; we’re 2 minutes away from RRT.
( 06 02 44 30 CDR Now th-“t horizon’s getting harder to find.
06 02 44 38 C55° You’re within 33 degrees of – of the attitude.
06 02 44 41 CDR How do you knorr?
06 09. 44 42 C_._ Well, 152 is it,, and you’re coming up on it now.
06 02 _4 45 I_\_P It’s getting a little hazy out her=_; does that mean
anything – every, tfme you fire a thruster.
06 0-9 J$4 50 CDR We’re starting to get some reflection off the – earth, I guess
06 02 45 08 LMP Did muybody ever see the service _.odule?
06 02 _5 10 CDR Yes – Mo, excuse me.
06 02 _5 12 C,_5° Okay, your needle’s coming up.
06 02 45 lh CDR Okay.
06 02 h5 15 CC Apollo U, Houston; 1 minute to RRT.
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— 06 02 45 18 L_ Ro_er. P_TE C0_,[AND.406 02 45 19 O4P Ready; 1, 2, 3, RATE C0_DLND.
06 02 45 21 CDR RATE CO._._.L_N-D.
06 02 45 22 CMP Okay.
06 02 45 24 CMP The (243 is AUTO?
06 02 45 25 CDR I’m going there now, but – Now the CMC has got us.
06 02 45 29 _”4P Okay.
06 02 45 32 CDR Okay, the pitch error is ‘approarhing zero.
_ 06 02 45 35 C_P Is the DAP GO?
06 02 45 36 CDR DAP see_.s to be going.
06 02 45 37 LMP Okay, – –
06 02 45 38 CDR Did you check out the horizon?
06 02 45 40 L_K_ MANUAL ATTITUUE, three, RATE C0_,_D?
06 02 45 41 CDR RA/’E _,-,_-{n_ …. ,.
06 02 45 42 CMP You’ve Eot the checklist again, Bill.
06 02 45 43 CDH You got it?
06 02 45 44 I2_P Yes.
06 02 45 45 C,’,_ Yes.
06 02 45 46 I2._ 5V_G, three, RATE 2.
06 02 45 47 CDR RATE 2.
06 02 45 48 _ CMC in Ar3TO.
06 02 45 49 CDR CMC in AL_O; well, you don’t need AUTO, but I’ll
put it there and make everybody happy.
06 02 45 54 C-‘._ Okay, 0.05g is at 46:41 – –
‘ 06 02 45 ‘.)-I_ _'”_ …. You c_ll O.05g, Jim.
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-_ 06 02 45 58 CMP I’ll call 0.05 – I’ll tell you when the g starts going – –
06 02 46 00 CDR I’ve got to start this thing automatic – manually,
if you don’t give it to me, Jim – –
06 02 46 02 CMP Okay_
06 02 46 03 CDR – – so be sure you call it.
06 02 46 05 CMP At 0.05g time, right?
06 02 46 07 CDR Yes. God, it is hazy out there, isn’t it? That’s
a different lighting effect, I think.
06 02 46 14 LMP That’s sunrise.
06 02 46 16 CDR Huh?
06 02 46 17 CMP Yes, that’s the sun – –
06 02 46 18 CDR Oh, here we go.
06 02 46 19 CMP 146:46:20; we should have O.05g’s.
06 02 46 22 CDR That’s the airglow we are starting to get; that’s
what it is, gentlemen.
06 02 46 25 CMP Yes.
06 02 46 26 CMP One – okay, we got the … – –
06 02 46 28 CDR God damn, this is going to be a real ride; hang on.
06 02 46 29 C_[P …
06 02 46 30 CDR I’ve never seen it this bright before.
06 02 46 32 CMP Yes. Like you were going – –
.06 02 46 33 CDR You got O.05g yet?
06 02 46 35 C_ – – … 0.02, stand by; 38, 39, 40, 41 – –
06 02 46 41 CMP O.05g’
06 02 46 42 CO_ 0.05gX
‘ 06 02 46 h3 L_ Okay, we got _t!
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06 02 46 44 cMP Put the _,_, ON.
06 02 k6 _5 CDR Hang on’
06 02 46 46 LMP O.05g switch, ON.
06 02 46 47 C_ 0.05g ROLL to ES_.
06 02 46 48 CDR Right. Okay, gang.
06 02 46 53 CMP They’re building up.
06 02 46 59 CDR Call out the g’s.
06 02 47 03 CMP We’re lg.
06 02 47 z9 c_ on4h,
06 02 47 21 CDR Okay.
06 02 47 23 cI_ 5:
06 02 47 41 c_ 6:
06 02 47 53 c_P _:
06 02 48 O1 CMP She’s doing a great Job.
06 02 h8 06 CMP B circular at h8:23.
06 02 48 24 CDR B circular.
06 02 48 26 LMP Cabin temperature is still holding real good.
06 02 48 33 CMP … Okay, we’re 67.
06 02 49 07 LMP Quite a ride, huh?
06 ·02 49 13 CDR De-_-uedestthing I ever sa_.
. 06 02 49 16 CDR Gemini was never like that, was it, Jim?
06 02 49 19 C5_ No, it was a little faster than this onc.
06 02 h9 27 LMP I a_sure you I’ve never seen anything like it.
06 02 49 32 L_[P Cabin temperature’s holdJng real good – up 1 degree.
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” 06 02 b,9 43 I2_ Primary evaporator’s crapped out; secondary’s still working.
06 02 49 51 CFr? We’re below the 2g’s.
06 02 49 56 L_ Temperature’s coming up in the primary loop okay.
06 02 50 10 CDR Nice job there, gang.
06 02 50 16 CMP Drogues at – You got them there? 8:15.
06 02 50 23 CDR That’s 58:167
06 02 50 27 CDR No, that’s not right. 5_ .– right.
05 02 50 _6 I25_ It’s a real glow. I can see our gegenschein – –
06 02 50 51 CDR Second pulse coming up. ,-
06 o2 50 55 sc (Conj.)
06 02 51 08 LMP How much will this one go up, do you think?
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06 02 51 29 C_[F Okay, we should have CO_,_,!.
_ 06 02 51 32 CDR Give them a call.
06 02 51 34 CMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
06 02 51 45 CDR Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
06 02 51 48 CC Go ahead, Apollo 8. Read you broken and loud.
06 02 51 50 CDR Roger; this is a real fireball; it’s looking good.
06 02 51 53 CDR Come on, John Glenn. f
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06 02 52 06 CDR Don’t let me forget those – boost entry. ; i
’06 02 52 09 LMP Roger; I got you.
06 02 52 10 C_[p Okay,
06 02 52 11 CDR It’s almost all over but the shouting now, men.
06 02 52 12 CDR We’re in real good shape, Houston. :
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06 02 52 18 CMP I think he’s going to take Paul Haney’s Job. (Laughter)
06 02 52 20 LMP (Laughter) _ mother was worried.
06 02 52 25 LMP A little smell in here. Ji
06 02 52 27 LMP Don’t go to boost entry yet.
06 02 52 30 CC Apollo 8, Houston. Yorktown has radar on you.
06 02 52 h2 CDR Alright, I’m in boost entry.
06 02 52 _3 LMP Okay.
06 02 52 _ CDR How’s it look – –
06 02 52 45 LMP Looking good.
06 02 52 h7 CDR Is it ho]ding? Cabin pressure?
06 02 52 50 LMP Yes, it’s holding.
06 02 52 51 CDR Alright. Watch your altimeter, that’s going to come
up in a hurry here.
06 02 52 55 CMP Okay.
06 02 52 56 LP5 I’ll – I’ll give you warning on the steam pressure,
if I can see it.
06 02 53 00 CDR 2g’s.
06 02 53 02 CMP 5h:29 should be –
06 02 53 05 CDR Look’s like we’re ovecshooting, according to the EMS.
06 02 53 07 LMP Yes.
06 02 53 08 CDR Okay.
06 02 53 10 CMP 53.
06 02 53 17 CDR Got m_ything yet, Bill?
06 02 53 19 _._ Yes, I’m getting zte_n presstu’e. Okay. – –
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06 02 53 23 LMP – – We got steam pressu_-e.
06 02 53 24 CDR We do?
06 02 53 25 CMP Okay.
06 02 53 26 I_MP Make sure your heels are locked.
06 02 53 27 CDR We got a – we got a minute to drogues.
06 02 53 30 L_ 0kay, you’re in boost entry?
06 02 53 31 CDR Yes.
06 02 53 33 LMP Okay, anything on the altimeter, yet?
06 02 53 36 CDR Not yet.
06 02 53 37 LMP Okay, we’ve got 15 seconds from where – from 9OK.
06 02 53 40 CDR Okay.
06 02 53 118 L_[P Okay.
i 06 02 53 _9 CDR There she comes.
06 02 53 50 CMP Okay, she’s starting to come.
06 02 53 52 LMP 30 seconds from 90K.
06 02 53 55 CC Apollo 8, Houston.
06 02 53 58 CDR Stand by, Houston.
06 02 54 00 CC If you get a ehs_ce, we’d like to have your DSKY
readings before drogues.
06 02 54 04 CDR Stand by. Can you give him a DSKY reading, before drogues?
06 02 54 05 CMP Roger; DSKY’s reading plus four bails 7, plus
t%-oballs 8]2, minus 16502.
06 02 54 15 C_’,_ 40K.
G6 02 54 16 L_Y2 Coming up on 4OK. You should be at _0K now.
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06 02 54 19 C_A° We’re at 40K.
06 02 54 20 CDR We are.
06 02 54 21 LqP Okay, call 3OK.
06 02 54 23 CDR I will.
06 02-54 30 CDR 30K.
06 02 54 31 AMP ELS06
02 54 32 CDR EI_ LOGIC, ON. ,_
06 02 54 33 LMP Right.
06 02 54 34 L_P EIb, AUTO.
06 02 54 35 CDR AUTO.
06 02 54 38 LMP Stand by for RCS d/sable. Stand by on the apex cover.
06 02 54 40 CDR Right.
06 02 54′ 46 CDR There goes the apex cover; there go the drogues.
06 02 54 53 CDR Okay.
06 02 54 56 cm._ 20 ooo.
06 02 55 03 LMP Cabin pressure’s coming up.
06 02 55 04 CMP 19 GO0.
o6 02 55 08 L_[P Stand by for 10K. t ”
06 02 55 20 LMP Should be approaching 10K soon.
06 02 55 22 c_m 15.
06 02 55 25 CDR Wonder what that was?
06 02 55 27 L_ Nothing.
06 02 55 32 LMP Should be approaching lO_. Stand by with the mains
in I second.
Og 02 55 _5 CDR You see _t?
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06 02 55 47 CDR It should reef pretty soon.
06 02 55 48 LMP Can’t see a thing.
06 02 55 52 LMP Okay, you got them?
06 02 55 55 CDR Yes.
06 02 55 56 LMP FLOAT BAG, three, circuit breakers CLOSED.
06 02 55 58 CDR CLOSED.
06 02 55 59 LMP VHF antennas, recovery; Vt__ AM, simplex.
06 02 56 03 LMP Beacon’s going ON. Get your light ON.
06 02 56 05 CDR It’s ON. i
06 02 56 06 LMP You got’ yoUr – you got it, Jim.
06 02 56 08 CMP Huh?
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06 02 56 09 LMP You got the call – give them a call.
( 06 02 56 lO c_m Okay.
06 02 56 14 CMP Houston, Apollo 8. Over.
06 02 56 15 CDR Okay, standing by for the dump – –
06 02 56 17 AB1 Apollo 8, Airboss 1. Go ahead.
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06 02 56 19 CHI° Roger, Air Force 1. We indicate 8000. We can’t see
the chutes, but we’re going down very slow.
06 02 56 25 AB1 Roger, this is Airboss 1. You’re sounding very good, very
good. You have been reported on radar as southwest of the
ship about 25 miles. Go ahead.
06 02 56 37 CMP Roger. We are now indicating 7000.
06 02 56 40 CDR Ask him if he sees our beacon.
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06 02 56 42 C_P Airboss, do you see our flashing beacon?
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06 02 56 44 AB1 This is Airboss 1. Negative. Welcome home, gentlemen,
,_ and we’ll have you aboard in no time. Go ahead.
06 02 56 50 LMP Stand by for the dump, _ank.
06 02 56 52 CDR Alright.
06 02 56 55 R3 This is Recovery 3. I have a fiashing light, my
4 o’clock position, _lmost level.
06 02 57 03 AB1 Recovery 2, sever contact 260 – –
06 02 57 04 LMP Okay, ready for the dump, Frank?
O6 07 57 05 CDR Ready.
! 06 02 57 06 LMP CABIN PRESSURE RELIEF valves, both, CLOSED.
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I 06 02 57 07 CDR Got that.
i 06 02 57 08 AB1 – – my position at – –
06 02 57 09 CDR DIRECT 02, OPEN.
06 02 57 10 AB1 – – 09548.
06 02 57 ll CDR OPEN.
06 02 57 i2 u_ cM RCS LOGIC, ON.
06 02 57 13 CDR ON.
06 02 57 14 LMP Command module propellant, DUMP.
06 02 57 24 R2 Recovery 2, Airboss 2. You are cleared to dispatch
for your altitude over clouds. Over.
06 02 57 30 R2 Roger … This is Recovery 2, I see the chutes; I see the
light almost directly over Yorktown, level with me at
4000 feet precisely.
06 02 57 20 CDR Stand by. Stand by for earth landing!
06 02 57 44 AB1 Yorktown, Airboss ! … received a message that he sees the
chutes, sees the flashing light almost over Yorktow_l,
descending h000 … very, very … Out.
06 02 58 04 YOFd< All aircraft, this is Yorktown ... have capsule in sight. Out.
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[– 06 02 58 15 L_.°L Okay! Purge. Purge it.
06 02 58 20 CDR We’re purging.
I 06 02 58 22 LMP Purge complete?
i 06 02 58 24 AB1 Yorktown, this is Airboss 1. Wc consider recovery splashdown
in your area. Take control rec6very helos and vector them.
06 02 58 33 L_[P Floodlights to POSTLANDING. -…
06 02 58 3_ YORK This is Yorktown. Roger; out.
06 02 58 35 I/4P CABIN PRESSURE RELIEF valves, …
i 06 02 58 37 R3 This is Recovery 3. Have lost sight of visual light.
06 02 58 40 AB1 …, Yorktown.
06 02 58 44 L_[F Dump – pUrge the cabin at 3000 feet.
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06 02 58 46 AB2 Recovery 2, ‘boss 2. You’re 22 out.
06 02 58 49 L55° CM RCS propellant, both, OFF.
06 02 58 50 [{2 Recovery 2. Roger. Passing 1500 feet, descending – –
06 02 58 53 LSKD ROTATIONAL COifI2ROLPO_gER DIRECT, OFF.
06 02 58 55 CDR DIRECT, OFF.
06 02 58 56 YORK This is Yorktown. Affirmative, we do have him in –
capsule in sight. Out.
06 02 59 00 I24P Turn him down. Chrizt, we can’t get anything done.
06 02 59 02 CDR A/right, DIRECT is OFF.
06 02 59 03 tt2 This is Recovery 2. Passing 1000 feet.
06 02 59 10 CDR Okay – –
06 02 59 11 k_iP _gnat’s tha%?
06 02 59 12 CDR Cabin dtunp.
06 02 59 13 L_._ – – okay, cabin dump. Okay, hold it.
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‘ 06 02 59 16 YORK Recovery 3, Yorktown. The module bears 147; 5000 yards.
[ _. Yorktown, over.
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i 0066 002 59 235 LMP CDR Alright, … OFF. anything else we missed?
i 06 02 59 27 R3 Roger.
06 02 59 28 LMP Negative; Just stand by to r_lease the mains.
06 02 59 30 CDR Yes.
06 02 59 32 LMP Stand by for the _ttINBUS ties.
06 02 59 34 LMP Brace yourselves.
06 02 59 36 CDR Well, wait; we’ve got 2000 feet, yet.
06 02 59 38 C_ i don’t know if we have or not. They – reporting
us as lower.
06 02 59 42 L_ Oh, they were?
06 02 59 47 CDR Who was worried about getting hot?
06 02 59 51 IMP Only because I cooled you down.
06 02 59 58 R2 Recovery 2 is at level 1000.
06 03 00 00 CMP 1500.
06 03 O0 01 AB1 Roger, 2. This is … 3.
06 03 O0 03 CDR He called it 1000. Maybe we better get these –
06 03 O0 06 R2 Recovery 2, descending through cherubs 5-
06 03 O0 08 LMP Okay, Frank, you put them CLOSE whenever you want.
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