Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. We are learning a little bit down here, too.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I hope you're not studying reentry.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

No, we're fat on those, Frank.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. We would like for you to go back into PTC now. Your helium tank temperature is still holding about the same. And we are going to try PTC to even things out. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

He's off the air right now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. Let him know that we've compared his latest P37, and the state vectors have converged to—they are very, very close now.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Your state vector and our state vector are very, very close.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Frank.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Is that right, Jerry? Okay. I'll tell him. Thank you.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Don't let his head get big, though.

Frank Borman (CDR)

You guys are going to make it impossible to live with him. It always was pretty hard.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston. How do you read Apollo 8?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Say again.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Hello Michael, we lost lock and Bill hit COMMAND RESET to get the lock back on again, but you're welcome to the antenna.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Go ahead.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Good morning, Michael.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You've got a lot of background noise and about unreadable. We're trying to get a better OMNI.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. How do you read? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. You're loud and clear. Is this Bill?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I got a message for you while you were asleep. Valerie said to tell you that she and the kids are leaving for church about 11:30 and eagerly awaiting your return. She said presents are magically starting to appear under the Christmas tree again so it looks like a double barrel Christmas. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

You can't beat a deal like that. How was Christmas at your house today?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Early and busy as usual. I told Michael you guys are up there, and he said who's driving?

Bill Anders (LMP)

That's a good question. I think Isaac Newton is doing most of the driving right now.

Bill Anders (LMP)

I think Isaac Newton is doing most of the driving right now.

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Bill Anders (LMP)

Tell Valerie and the kids a Merry Christmas for me, Mike, and tell them I'll see them there in a while.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I sure will, and you might tell Frank if he's got any messages his people are about 10 feet away.

Bill Anders (LMP)

He said “bah humbug.”

Frank Borman (CDR)

Howdy, how are you all?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

You've got a whole row of smiling faces in the back room, Frank.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Very good. Will they be proud of me: I'm using the Exer-Genie right now.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over,

Bill Anders (LMP)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.