Jim Lovell (CMP)

Okay. Register 1 reads 10 000.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

And do you want VERB 74 now?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Have you done the VERB 74 ENTER yet?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

No, I'm waiting for your command.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. I'm sorry; you must have missed it. You can go ahead right now, Jim; we're all set.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Jim, the dump is complete. You can go ahead and do whatever you like with your computer now.

Bill Anders (LMP)

We're going to be restricted to P23 for a while.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Just don't let Anders touch the computer.

Bill Anders (LMP)

I haven't yet, and I don't plan to.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We concur with that decision.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Oh, we've just been honored by the presence of Mr. Neil Armstrong who is now standing by the CAP COM console, alert and eager.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. Ask him how the stock market is doing.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Tears are rolling down his face.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

With the computer, we sort of got behind in our promise of music. Do you still want it?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Just so Neil doesn't accompany it.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Neil says you're in luck; he has a cold today.

(Music of “Joy to the World” and a choir singing another song)

Bill Anders (LMP)

Must be the wrong speed.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger, Mike. That's real nice, but if you don't mind, you'd better hold it off until we get this tracking test done. …

Bill Anders (LMP)

Sounds like it is being run at the wrong speed.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

It doesn't sound very good to us either.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Coming through nicely, though, Mike. You're coming through nicely, Mike; maybe you could just sing a little bit.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, I'll get my harmonica.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger, Mike. How are our temperatures looking across the service module? Could it be GO here for a shoot in another couple sets on this next start?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes. I'm monitoring them, and they look real good to me, Bill. Just a second and I will check with the experts. Yes, you are just fine, Bill, on your quad temps.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Affirmative. SPS is looking good also.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. Because of this W-matrix thing, we would like to add some more star sightings when Jim gets through with the series that he is currently on. And I have the information relevant to them when you are ready to copy.

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Bill Anders (LMP)

Go ahead.

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Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. This is—we would like him to do them, as I say, whenever he is through the series he is on now, and they are the same ones that are printed on your flight plan page 2-86. The first one we'd like to increase to two sets; the second one we'd like to increase to two sets, making a total of five sets on those stars on page 2-86. Do you copy?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. The other change is on an elapsed time of 120—a hundred and twenty hours: we'd like to increase that P23 work, the first star change, from one set to two sets. The second star from one to two —

Bill Anders (LMP)

Wait a minute, wait a minute.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Looking for the page; I got it now.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. The first star, make two sets; second star, two sets; for a total of five sets.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

And if you're in a copying mood, I have—would you believe—a couple of changes to your entry checklist which I'd like to read up to you sometime today or tomorrow.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Why don't we get them here after this one set of stars.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. I was just given a new one here. While you've got your flight plan out, this would be 130 hours GET. Have you got that page?

Bill Anders (LMP)

I just put it away, but I'll get it out again.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. At 130 hours GET, star 02: Where it is printed two sets, we'd like to make that only one set; and then we would like to add star 11 (star one—one) lunar far horizon, two sets. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Hey, Mike. Is MIT slipping in the back door?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Not really, Jim. It has to do with this W-matrix. You remember that we reinitialized it in lunar orbit, and then we worked on it as you came back on the previous sightings you made, and now we've gone and reinitialized it again at this point. And we'd like to restore it to its former size and shape and whatnot.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Mike, I have got the entry checklist right now. You want to give me an update?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay, Bill. Thank you. The first one is on page E-7.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay, Mike. Ready to go. Now I know why Neil was over there.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

No. You can't blame it on him. Page E-7 under CM RCS preheat, halfway down where it says “UP TELEMETRY BLOCK”—Are you with me?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. After UP TELEMETRY BLOCK, insert “RCS CM heaters circuit breakers to CLOSE.”

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

All they are doing there is just making sure you get your heater circuit breakers closed. The next one is on page E-9.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. On E-9 up near the top under “terminate CM RCS preheat” and the middle there, after “CM RCS heaters OFF, LMP confirm,” insert “RCS CM heaters circuit breakers to OPEN.” That's just opening those two breakers back up.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

And the last change is on page 14.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes. This one should be a favorite of yours. Near the top where it says “tape recorder, RECORD FORWARD”- Are you with me?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Insert between “tape recorder” and “RECORD FORWARD,” insert “COMMAND RESET high bit rate.” Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Thank you, Bill. That's all.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

How is it going? Do you want any systems dope?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Yes, they are hanging together. I haven't even looked at them for the last half hour. I have been over here in the sun.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, they sure are, Bill. They can get you any specific numbers, whatnot, if you're interested.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Well, I hate to say I wasn't interested, but I don't need any specific numbers right now.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. Very good. We concur.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's an outer space first.