Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. We confirm your flow and understand you're seeing particles now.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Not much, though. Okay. Now going to number 2.

Bill Anders (LMP)

You know, it's really too bad the side windows are fogged up because we never see any sun in the rendezvous windows, and we can't get very good pictures through these foggy ones.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Start number 3, O2.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Apollo 8. Apollo 8, this is Houston. Would you set for ACCEPT for a P27 update, state vector to your LM side, and we'd like you to -

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. Would you set up to ACCEPT a state vector update? We'll be putting it in the LM slot, and do not unzap. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

We're going to put the word “zap” back in the dictionary.

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Jim Lovell (CMP)

It might be interesting to note that after NAV sightings, we ran out P21, and we get a pericynthian now of 66.8 miles.

Bill Anders (LMP)

I knew if he did it long enough, he'd finally get one that was close.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Start fuel cell 2.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Your state vector update is complete and verified. You can have the computer back in BLOCK. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Going to number 1, O2.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Old Helmut Kuehnel's kitchen timer is pretty nice.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. You can turn off your H2 heaters now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Bill, we show you 168 000 out, and we're getting—still getting pretty good high bit rate off the 30-foot dishes.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. I'm in NARROW BEAM high gain now. Were you getting good high bit rate on the OMNI?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. We're back on high gain now.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Number 1 O2 is off, and will you clarify your previous statement. Were you getting good high bit rate while we were on the OMNI's about 10 minutes ago? Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. That's affirmative. We were getting fairly good high bit rate with a little bit of noise.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. We only got two things left to do now. We need your crew status report and a redundant component check.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Jim will give you the latter—former, and I'll give you the latter.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Bill, EECOM says thanks for the good job on keeping the OMNI's moving.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We'll make any sacrifice as long as they keep an eye on the systems.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Who's on the watch with you?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

It's just me right now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Well, we have Clint. The Black Watch is watching.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. The Black Watch is watching.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. I'll stay alert.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Okay, Houston. Here comes the status report.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're ready to copy.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. For sleep, each of us has had two sleep periods; Frank's in his third one right now. Bill had 6 hours the last time; I had 4 hours the last time. Good to fair, both of us. Frank had 5 hours the last time, of fair. And Frank, of course, is sleeping now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. How are the three of you feeling?