Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Before Jim makes his next mark, could he call up VERB 01 NOUN 91? We missed the last trunnion. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. The last trunnion was 10660.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Before Bill gets his snooze, we would like him to give us a PRD readout on all three crewmembers. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. CDR is 0.06, CMP is 0.64, and LMP is 0.64.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Looks like I'm the only one that is radioactive.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Okay. Houston, we got three sets on 33; we are going now to 34 lunar far horizon for one set. Don't you agree?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We agree. Star 34 lunar far horizon for one set.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, the cryos have been stirred, and could you also give me a quick rundown on how the SPS line temps are doing?

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Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. Understand you stirred the cryos. Last time we checked, the SPS line temps were excellent; they were nice and warm. We will give you another number right now.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. On your SPS system, your oxidizer is running 75 degrees, fuel 74 degrees, and PU valve between 78 and 82 depending on where we measured it. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Real good. Everything really is working fine, isn't it?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, it's really humming along, Bill.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I understand you want two sets on number 40, lunar near horizon. Is that right?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. Two sets on number 40, lunar near horizon.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We missed your last trunnion angle, Frank.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. 21450, and Paul tells me Valerie is over here and wishes Bill a happy nap.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Thank you. Tell her that he makes us tired sometimes too, will you?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. I will deliver a modified version of the message.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. On star number 40 that you are doing now, the flight plan only calls for one set of marks. You called down two sets, and it's really your choice. Only one is required. We are glad to have the data if you do a second set. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We will only do one then, if you want to. Our flight plan has been updated to include two sets. That is why I called it down.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. One set is—will suffice.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We missed the last trunnion.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Very well, I will read it to you; 21455.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

21455. Thank you. Just a matter of interest: it is taking your voice about 1.6 seconds to get down to us.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I'm a little hoarse, that's why.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Houston, do you want us to go back to the PTC attitude now and start the rotisserie again?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That is affirmative, Frank. We will have the PTC attitude for you in just a second here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Those PTC attitudes remain pitch 224 degrees, yaw 020 degrees. On the next page, page 239 of your flight plan, those PTC numbers should be changed to reflect that.