Phase 4: Lunar orbit

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Go ahead, Houston. This is Apollo 8. Burn complete. Our orbit 160.9 by 60.5; 169.1 by 60.5.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger. 169.1 by 60.5. Good to hear your voice.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Verify your evaporator water control in AUTOMATIC. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, this is Houston, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger, Houston. We read you loud and clear. How do you read us?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Reading you loud and clear now. And verify your evaporator water control panel switch to the AUTO position. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. I am sure it is in AUTO.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Burn status report as follows: burn on time, burn time 4 minutes 6-1/2 seconds, VGX minus 1.4, attitude is nominal, no trim, VGY was zero, VGZ was plus 0.2, DELTA-VC was minus 20.2, orbit 169.1 by 60.5.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. The burn on time, burn time of 4:06.5, VGX is minus 1.4.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Verify your EVAP water control on panel 382 is AUTO. Your EVAP OUT temperature is high. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Roger. Primary EVAP is AUTO, H2 flow AUTO. Do you recommend activating the secondary water boiler?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Reverify manual valve on panel 382, evaporator water control AUTOMATIC. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Recommend you activate your secondary water evaporator.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Secondary EVAP coming on line.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Turn off your DSE, and we will go to high bit rate. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. And I will continue my readback of the burn status report. Copied VGX zero, VGY zero, VGZ 1.2, DELTA-V Charlie minus 20.2. Over.

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Bill Anders (LMP)

Stand by; he's getting the chart out again.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand; 0.2 on VGZ.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are on malfunction 1 of 6, going through step 1 to step 2. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. Copy.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Correction. That is to step 4.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy; to step 4.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Looks like the boiler dried out somewhere along the line.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, this is Apollo 8. I would like to confirm that burn status report. VGX was minus 1.4, VGY 0. VGZ 0.2, minus 0.2 that is. DELTA-VC was minus 20.2 -

Frank Borman (CDR)

— apogee 169.1, perigee 60.5.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger. I will read back again. The burn was on time, 4 minutes and 6-1/2 seconds, VGX minus 1.4, trim nominal, VGY zero, VGZ minus 0.2, DELTA-V Charlie minus 20.2. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. And we copy your apogee and perigee.