 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

I'll bet. If you've got nothing else to do, I do have two charts in your LOI table that I need to give you some update numbers on.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Yes, sir; I've got a couple of charts in your chart book under LOI, and I have some numbers to fill in, one of them being the chart of LOI DELTAV magnitude versus abort DELTAV.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Alright. Mode 1, 5 hours, roll 1.38, pitch 7.89, yaw 357.37. Mode 1, 15 minutes, roll 180.73, pitch 29.46, yaw 1.65. Over.
 Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. The new attitudes for the Mode 1, 5 hour Mode 15 minute are as follows: roll—for the Mode 1, 5 hour, roll 1.38, pitch 7.89, yaw 357.37; Mode 1, 15 minute, roll 180.73, pitch 29.46, yaw 1.65.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. That is correct. Now I also have to give you a couple of points to plot on that curve. The present curve you have drawn is based on a 60mile perigee or perilune, and you right now have a 62mile pericynthian; and the reason that your target is for 62 miles is to pass over the landing site, so I have five sets of coordinates for you to copy.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'll go in on the LOI DELTAV magnitude 1600, abort DELTAV 2450, twofourfivezero.
 Jim Lovell (CMP)

Okay. LOI DELTAV magnitude 1600, abort DELTAV 2450. Stand by just one. I have it; continue.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Alright. The last one is LOI DELTAV 2990, abort DELTAV 5114. That is almost directly into the end of the present curve, 5114.
 Jim Lovell (CMP)

Say again the LOI DELTAV magnitude, please.
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Alright. And on the next one, you should have a chart (number 10), and we have three numbers to go in there for a Mode 3 gimbal angle.
 Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, could you give us some gimbal angles to point at the moon? I never have seen it the whole trip, and I'm wondering which way it is from us now.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

We are getting ready to give you a rundown on your systems. We're going over all the final steps, and we will tell you what we see in the way of trajectory and systems information. And once again, Dr. Joe Kerwin has brought over all the latest news, and we can read that up to you a little bit at a time if you aren't going to sleep.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. Here is one: the previously scheduled 72hour cease fire by the Viet Cong went into effect today, 17 hours before the 24 hour allied truce was to begin.
 Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

The gist of it was that the VC went into a cease fire earlier than the truce that we had planned on, as a Christmas holiday type.
Spoken on Dec. 24, 1968, 3:03 a.m. UTC (51 years, 5 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet