Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. How do you read?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear, Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Roger. We had a momentary loss there.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

How's the tracking data look, Ken?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8 with a radio check.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Howdy. The Black Watch is watching.

Bill Anders (LMP)

How do you read on this—how do you read on this antenna?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear on that one, Bill.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. Do you read on OMNI 3?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Reading you loud with some background noise.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. You are loud and clear.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. COMM check.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger, Houston. This is Apollo 8. Loud and clear. How me?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Loud and clear, Jim.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston with a preliminary LOI 1 PAD. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

This is 8. Go ahead, Houston.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. This is a preliminary LOI 1 PAD. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Ready to copy.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger. LOI 1 SPS/G&N, 62844, minus 161, plus 129 069:08:18.41. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, 8. Minus 29837, plus 02390, plus 00994 000 200 005 01693, plus 00600 29949 402 29782. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, 8. 010 689 260 Persei Zeta, down 048, left 05. The remainder is not applicable. Sirius, Rigel, set of stars for GDC align, 129 155 010, negative ullage. We'll pass the horizon window data later. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. Preliminary LOI 1 PAD as follows: SPS/G&N; 62844, minus 161, plus 129. Are you copying?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

069:08:18.41, minus 29837, plus 02390, plus 00994 000 200 005 01693, plus 00600 29949 402 29782 010 689 260, Persei Zeta, down 048, left 05. The remainder not applicable. Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010. No ullage. We'll pass up the remainder up later.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. One question—we talked about a P40 gimbal check. Would you like to do that during this maneuver to LOI 1 attitude, or would you rather hold that off until a little closer to LOI? Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Let me check on that. Wait one, Houston.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. We could make this gimbal check as a maneuver to the LOI attitude.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

I understand that you'll load us up with the LOI 1 PAD and we'll run through P40 as far as the gimbal check.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. That's what we heard you were going to do on it. Are you going to run both the manual gimbals as well as the automatic? Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Standing by to monitor P52. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Houston, Apollo 8. P52 complete.