Frank Borman (CDR)

I hope we can get that other lens fixed or some reading on it.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Roger. We are going to work on that one. The one that is sensitive to light is the lens that you were just using. You want to be careful about pointing that at some bright object.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We are starting PTC again.

Bill Anders (LMP)

I believe that's only if it hasn't been used for quite a while, Ken.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead Houston, Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, I've got a few items for you I'd like to clear up and then we'll let you alone for a while. The first thing is we would like for you to confirm that your spot meter had an ASA setting of 100.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, we thank you. That's one of the first questions that came to mind. We are ready for a cryo fan cycle at any time and use your normal procedures.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

All right. You can anticipate a fuel cell purge at 35 hours, and we ought to be through with battery A charging somewhere after 34 hours; and looks like you'll have just about a full battery there. And we will give you a call on the exact time to cut it off. We would like to get some confirmation from you on the chlorine procedures. Did you get some in last night or not? Just a quick summary of how much sleep you got on Lovell and Anders?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We got the chlorine in and the water has been chlorinated and just a minute I will check with them on their sleep.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

I am sorry I didn't copy that sleep.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

I am sorry I didn't copy your last, Frank.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I was asking you to say, to say what you said. Jim had about 4 hours sleep, and Bill had about 3 hours sleep.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. Thank you very much.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We feel pretty good today. We would like to see, in looking over the flight plan—perhaps we ought to put the rest periods a little bit shorter and more frequent. It seems it might work out better. We got all out of kilter on it yesterday. We are sort of trying to get back in a normal cycle.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We will look into that.

Frank Borman (CDR)

You all are doing good work. Keep it up.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Thank you. Looks like the only other thing we have left over is a COMM check and if we can work that in without interrupting your present schedule we would like to.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Right now we are stopping for a break, but we will go ahead and do that. What does it involve?

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Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We will need the high-gain antenna, and there should be no COMM loss during this mode.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay, Ken. I think we are going to lose the high gain here shortly. Why don't we pick it up next time it comes around?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Remember, the most important part of the trip occurs in two days when we start back. So you all get better rested too.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, we're starting the H2 fan now.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, you just wanted 2 minutes cycling on those fans don't you? Two minutes each?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Apollo 8.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8 on high gain stand by for your communications check.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead Houston, Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. Apollo 8. Looks like we're going to have to put this COMM test off because of some tracking requirements. We can do it in about an hour if this will not interfere with your present operations too much. It'll take maybe 15 to 20 minutes, and it will involve some conversation on the part of the people onboard the spacecraft. So if that's going to interfere with your sleeping and all, why go ahead and we'll defer to that and we'll pick these requirements up at another time. And, we've got a score here, looks like Baltimore 21 to nothing.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Who were they playing?

Frank Borman (CDR)

That's from that other league.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

How did last year's Army-Navy game come out?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We've stirred up all the cryos. Could you give me your quantities, please?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Be advised the CMP just hit the hay for awhile, and the LMP will go down in a little while.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. And our guys down here are watching high-gain antenna pointing program, so anytime you're not using the DSKY for anything else, they'd like to watch it for a couple of cycles, so if you would leave that NOUN 51 on the display it will help a lot down here.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Why don't you give us REACQ angles, and we'll try that for the next time.