Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We just went to high bit rate.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. Cislunar NAV accomplished. We did two sets on star 16, two sets on 22, and one set on 21.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand P23 completed, two sets on 16, two on 22, and one on 21.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. It was getting a little late, so we didn't want to start on 26.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Go ahead.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Is our previous PTC attitude okay for the next session?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. The one that we updated an hour or so ago, (i.e., pitch 224, yaw 020) is a good one.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We will change antennas in about 2 minutes. You can expect a glitch in your COMM.

Bill Anders (LMP)

How are all of the systems looking down there, Houston?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are looking good here in all respects.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay.

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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.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 8, Houston. Go ahead.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We are dumping some water we collected here, and we are ready to dump the waste water down to 25 percent. Do you concur?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We concur. We are standing by for your dump.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Alright. We've already started the other.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. This is Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We are getting geared up down here to do the first of the COMM checks. We will be doing an OMNI COMM check, which is on your flight plan, listed mode 7.8, and we will let you know when we are ready to proceed.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger, Houston. We are dumping waste water now. How is the nozzle temperature?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Stand by. Looks good, Bill; 64 degrees. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We just got an O2 flow high from purging to vent line on the cabin.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How is everything in Houston?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Oh, just fine, Frank. Everything down here is GO. How are you?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Fine. What is the news?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Well, did you get the intergalactic news summary we sent up to you a couple of hours ago? It might have been during your rest period. We gave you a couple of football scores. One of them in particular was—I don't know if you copied that—Army 21, Navy 14. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven; testing out.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. The Cowboys were destroyed by the Cleveland Browns yesterday. The Pueblo crew is expected to be released. And I now hear our air-to-ground has got a lot of background noise. Stand by; we are going to go through these COMM test modes on page 223 of the flight plan. Over.