Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

we would like to take control of the DSE for a while, Bill.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We would like to get an approximate GET of your SEP maneuver to use for our ephemeris tracking data.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Good, 03:40 and a foot and a half—feet per second. Right?

Frank Borman (CDR)

— We have the—Mike, we have the exact callout here for you and a burn status report.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Alright, DELTA-VX minus 00011, DELTA-VY plus 0002, DELTA-VZ minus 0002, roll 0, pitch 180, yaw 0. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. At your convenience, would you please go P00 and ACCEPT? We're going to update to your W matrix. And also when you get a chance, we would like to know about the SLA panels. Did they all depart? And do you have any comments about the SLA?

Frank Borman (CDR)

They all departed, and they worked fine.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We are in P00 and ACCEPT.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. Will you give us the information when you want us to stop the venting and so on?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. What is the venting information are you inquiring about: the O2 flow high out through the waste tank or waste compartment, or are you talking about your evaporator?

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Evaporator. We are configuring now to stop boiling.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You can go back to BLOCK. We have gotten in the load to the W matrix update.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. The back pressure valve is closed, and the water flow is OFF.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Back pressure valve closed, and water flow OFF. Thank you.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8 here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Go ahead.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. It looks like I might have to do a couple more small maneuvers to stay away from the front of this S-IVB, the way we are ending up now. Do you want me to do these with our P47 if we have to do them?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Frank, on this P47.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. And give me the time again when it starts to dump, please.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're working on an exact GET of that, Frank.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I'd like to give you some idea about your trajectory. It looks like a midcourse correction number 1, projected out to TLI plus 6 hours, would be only 7 feet per second. So, of course, any further maneuvers you do would add to that, which is probably good.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I just want to stay from away from in front of this thing.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We concur. Looks like it is chasing you, huh?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Boy, it's starting to vent now, blowing down.