Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We had a little egg nog at Charlie Duke's tonight. Val Anders dropped by. She's looking fine. Tell Bill she's doing real fine.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How do you like shift work, Jerry?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

It's great Frank. You've got the black watch watching you tonight.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Yes, that's what I figured.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Boy, Jerry. That earth is sure looking small.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. I guess it'll get smaller, too.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Yes, we're getting along pretty good, though, now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Real good. It looks like you're approaching 150 000 miles.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

How does the moon look, Frank?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Have you looked at the moon lately?

Frank Borman (CDR)

No. I saw it yesterday, but we haven't seen it today.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Frank, you've probably already been told this, but you looked great on TV today. One little homey item, though. In the El Lago area you were upstaged by Santa Claus. He came along on a fire engine just about the time you guys came along. So most of the little critters were all outside.

Frank Borman (CDR)

That's good. I wish we could have got that one lens working. I'd like to share the view here we have of the earth.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Frank, we've got some guys looking at it. We might be able to find a way to make it work for you. Hopefully, by a couple of hours before TV time tomorrow, we'll have an answer.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Jack Schmitt is working with us, too.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Ah, Jack Schmitt's working with it, too.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Very good. That's Typhoid Jack.

Frank Borman (CDR)

This COMM so good we don't figure we'll have much to debrief.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Probably the biggest part of the debrief will be the medical part.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. You're sure right. Oh, we're all in fine shape.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. We have just completed the canister change.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. Copy.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. We have a handover coming up in 2-1/2 minutes to Guam. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay, Jerry. Thank you. Hey, Jerry?

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Frank Borman (CDR)

How about a long-range guess on what the weather is going to be like in the recovery area on Friday.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston, with a weather watch.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. For 7 degrees, 38 minutes north, 165 west landing area, we are showing 2000 scattered, 12 000 broken, high over at 10; the wind's from the east at 12, 4-foot swells, about an 82 degree temperature. There will be some rain showers in about 10 to 30 percent of the area with ceilings around 2000. If there is—turns out to be a thunderstorm in the area, it will probably have a ceiling around 500 feet.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Did you copy that weather okay?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. I said thank you. Do you read me now?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Reading you much better. We got the voice coming down through Honeysuckle now.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. Can you cycle the H2 and O2 cryo fans now for us?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Will turn her now, the H2. Manual—2 minutes.

Frank Borman (CDR)

You may need to call us now and then. Everybody is a little drowsy.