Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. Beginning with DELTA-VX: minus 29840, plus 02390, plus 01053 000 200 005 01693, plus 00600 29954 402 29788. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 01 0688 259, Persei Zeta, down 048, left 05. The remainder not applicable. Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010; negative ullage. Horizon window, ignition minus 2 minutes, 40 degrees unlit, ignition 27 degrees unlit. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. LOI 1, SPS/G&N: 62844 minus 161, plus 129 069:08:19.52, minus 29840, plus 02390, plus 01053 000 200 005 01693, plus 00600 29954 402 29788 01 0688 259, Persei Zeta, down 048, left 05; Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010: no ullage, horizon 2 minutes 40 degrees unlit, ignition 27 degrees unlit.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Readback is correct. Ready to copy TEI 1. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Are you waiting for us before you start your gimbal check? Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We can start the gimbals check right here.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. You want to copy while you're doing it or stand by on TEI 1?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Stand by for a minute.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Shifting command back to Honeysuckle. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. How did that gimbal drive check go?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. We're ready with the TEI 1 and 2 maneuver PAD's. We've also got two state vectors and a target load to uplink and load if you'll configure for it. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We're trying to get the high gain now. We're maneuvering to PTC attitude.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Go ahead with your TEI PAD's.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. TEI 1, SPS/G&N: 462, correction, 46728, minus 053, plus 121 071:25:04.73, plus 37746, minus 03299, plus 00824. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 179 346 357, not applicable, plus 00176 37900 336 37705 42 1279 309. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. NA, NA, NA, plus 1350, minus 16500 13050 36389 122:10:45; Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010, ullage two-jet, 20 seconds jet Bravo Delta, horizon window X-axis on horizon at ignition minus 3 minutes; assumes LOI 1. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. TEI 1 as follows: SPS/G&N: 46728, minus 053, plus 121 071:25:04.73. Copy?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Plus 37746, minus 03299, plus 00844 179 346 357, not applicable, plus 00176 37900 336 37705 42 1279 309, not applicable three times, plus 1350, minus 16500 13050 36389 122:10:45; Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010, ullage two jets, 20 seconds, quads B and D, horizon window X-axis on horizon at TIG minus 3, assumes LOI 1.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. Correct.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Standing by for TEI 2, if you have it.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Will be ready with the TEI 2 in about 1 minute.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston with a TEI 2 maneuver PAD.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. Ready to copy.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. TEI 2 SPS/G&N: 46728, minus 053, plus 121. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 073:21:30.24, plus 28466, minus 00350, plus 02406 180 022 002, not applicable, plus 00188. Copy?

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Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 28570 250 28401 42 0641 296, not applicable three times, plus 0920, minus 16500 12953 36175 146:32:16. Copy?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Copy. Looks like you left out a digit …

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Request you switch your OMNI. It's getting pretty garbled now.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Houston, this is Apollo 8. I copied. I question the latitude and the range to go. It appears that you gave me one too few digits in both cases.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. I repeat, latitude plus 0920, minus 16500 12953 36175 146:32:16. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Your GDC align is no change, ullage no change, horizon on the minus 2-degree line at ignition minus 3 minutes, assumes LOI 1. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. TEI 2 maneuver PAD, SPS/G&N: 46728, minus 053, plus 121 073:21:30.24 plus 28466 minus 00352. I did not get the 502406 for a DELTA-VZ. 180 022 002, not applicable, plus 00188 28570 250 28401 42 0641 296, not applicable three times, plus 0920 minus 16500 12953 36175 146:32:16. No change in the GDC align stars, no change in ullage, a rise on the minus P-degree line at TIG minus 3, assumes LOI 1.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger. Correct. I repeat DELTA-VZ plus 02406. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. If you can go 00 and ACCEPT, we'll start the NAV loads.