Frank Borman (CDR)

Understand. Range to go 13084 35985 0984217.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We are about to have a handover to Goldstone, and our downlink isn't improved then. I don't know if you'll notice any difference in the uplink or not.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. You are loud and clear.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We have switched sites over to Goldstone now. I don't know if you can tell any difference in our uplink.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Negative. You're about the same.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. You have cleared up quite a bit. Sounds a lot better to us.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

I have some RCS quantity data for you. We are all set up to receive the TV whenever you get high gain looking at us.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Let me get the chart out here.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead with the quad propellant quantities, please.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, Apollo 8, Alfa, I have 225 pounds, 74 percent; Bravo 240 —

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Roger. I will repeat. Alfa 225, 74 percent; Bravo 240 pounds, 79 percent; Charlie 236, 78 percent; Delta 238, 19 percent. I would like to remind you on the TV that we need narrow beam width when you get up in high gain. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, how do you read? Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear, Apollo 8.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8. Loud and clear and standing by.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

We read you loud and clear, and we're standing by.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Key moment TV broadcast 1: views of the earth: Are you receiving television now?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We just got it.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, Apollo 8. We have a good picture.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We're rolling around to a good view of the earth, and as soon as we get to the good view of the earth, we'll stop and let you look out the window at the scene that we see. Jim Lovell's down in lower equipment bay preparing lunch, and Bill is holding a camera here for us both.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Bill's going to take the camera down to the lower equipment deck with Jim.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're getting a pretty good picture, but if you'd move it a little slower—every time you move it around, it breaks up the scan.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

This is known as preparing lunch and doing P23 at the same time.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

You've got everybody standing on their heads down here.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How go—Has he got it turned upside down? You've got the wrong REFSMMAT.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Well, we all have our problems.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How is the picture now, Houston?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Now we are coming up on the view that we really want you to see. That's the view of the earth, and if you will break for just a minute, Bill is going to put on the large lens. So we will be right back with you.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, we are now showing you a view of the earth through the telephoto lens.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We are not receiving a picture right now.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We don't have a picture yet.