Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We do have the optic covers jettisoned, and everything seems to be going fine.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Optics cover jettisoned. Thank you.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead,Houston. Apollo 8. You're loud and clear.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. You're loud and clear over Carnarvon. We would like to take DSE away from you for a second.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Lots of lights down there.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, this is Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Houston here, Apollo 8. Go ahead.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. The torquing angle's 00026; that's plus 00026 plus 00035 plus 00119.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 8, Houston. And copy plus 00026 plus 00035 plus 00119.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We checked on stars 6 and 15, and the error was plus 00001.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Pretty good for a beginner here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We have about 1 minute to LOS Carnarvon, and everything is looking good with the spacecraft and the S-IVB. We'll see you over Honeysuckle Creek at 59:27—just here shortly.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Hello, Houston. Apollo 8. How do you read?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear, Apollo 8. Houston here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Reading you loud and clear, Bill. How me?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8 on S-band. If you read, everything is GO.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand, Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger, Houston. Read you loud and clear.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We are reading you loud and clear also, Bill. The problem here over Honeysuckle has been on the ground. Your spacecraft equipment is all working fine. We are going to have LOS in about a minute, and we will pick you up over Guaymas at 01:28:13. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We are giving the DSE back to you, Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. How do you read me?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Houston, Apollo 8. Standing by for a GO for the backup COMM check. Over.

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Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Stand by one, Bill.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

California, inhibit VHF downlink.

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California inhibited.