Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Alright, Apollo 8. You are GO for TLI. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We understand we are GO for TLI.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We will have LOS in about 30 seconds, and we'll pick you up over ARIA 1 at 02:37:30.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, this is Apollo 8. How do you read?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. I hear you garbled but fairly clear.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 8, Houston. We're transmitting through ARIA 1, and you are also garbled.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Good; you're loud and clear through the Mercury, and you're looking good dawn here. Everything looks good.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Understand. Our O2 flow is a little bit higher than I thought, but Bill says that it's just about what he expected.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Your He flow looks good down here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You're looking good.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, coming up on 20 seconds to ignition. Mark it, and you're looking very good.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You're looking good.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Trajectory and guidance look good. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Apollo 8, looks good here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We're predicting cut-off, 02:55:58, and it looks exactly nominal here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. That predicted cut-off, 02:55:52, 52, and that's exactly as it should be.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are looking good here, right down the center line.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Apollo 8.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are looking good, right down the old center line.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay—We got SECO right on the money.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand; SECO.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Looks like a good cut-off. Everything is looking real good down here.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Your cut-off looked very good down here. We have a whole room full of people that say you look good.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Thank you. The only situation we have here in the O2 flow is high, O2 flow is a bit high.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand; O2 flow high.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

We'll get to first status report here shortly.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Your booster configured normally, and we're not concerned with the O2 high flow. We think it's normal.