Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. At 68:04, you are GO for LOI.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are riding the best one we can find around.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

You are riding the best bird we can find. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. It's a good one.

Bill Anders (LMP)

The cryo's have been stirred, Houston.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We just saw an MC&W light.

Bill Anders (LMP)

We just tested the caution and warning.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Clint there is getting white.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We're 42 minutes from LOS, and we caught another caution and warning light.

Frank Borman (CDR)

It was the high-gain antenna going out of limits.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Voice quality on the DSE dump is very good. The DSE is yours. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. COMM check.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Read you loud and clear, Houston.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We are ready to activate the primary water boiler.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Steam pressure going to AUTO; H2 flow going to AUTO.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We are on low bit rate. We won't see your steam pressure; your RAD OUT is 33. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. We're below the boiling limit, and steam pressure is steady at 0.15.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. We have got our lunar map up and ready to go.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We're showing a fuel pressure of 167, in AUX of 163. Wondering, do you think there's a possibility of us having a transient caution warning trip on fuel AUX pressure at the beginning of the burn that would correct itself nominally as we had a chance to pressurize? Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand; will check. Stand by.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. We've been reading fuel 173, AUX 167, holding steady for a long period of time. We expect no caution and warning trip. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Nine minutes 30 seconds from LOS.

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Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. In about 10 seconds, we'll have you 19 minutes from ignition. Five, four, three, two, one -

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Five minutes LOS, all systems GO. Over.