Jim Lovell (CMP)

Jerry, what I was saying before: I tried to hurry up the voyage home by calling up PROGRAM 01 to get us back on the PAD, but it didn't work.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Well, that's the best excuse I've heard so far, Jim.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. On TEI, you burned 1480 gallons.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Frank, are you going to need Jim's slide rule for that calculation?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. This is one of those rare occasions where Bill left his seat and I am now sitting in it, and for the first time, I can see the earth. I'm looking through his monocular; it's pretty nice.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

You had a little weather today it appears.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Last word from the weather guys here was that it was clear.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Well, we could see South America and Florida and through the lower part of the U.S. Looks like there is a weather front going over into the central part of the United States, lot of clouds over the northwest area. Florida is clear; it looks like the east coast is pretty clear.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Lot of clouds up in Canada.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Maybe the geese will go home.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Jerry, we are going to turn it on and see how the picture is.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Takes a while to warm up, I think.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We got a picture now, Frank. It's twitching.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

The earth is on now, Frank.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We are seeing about half of it. You moved in the wrong direction. Okay. It's coming back, a little more. Good, now a shade toward the terminator.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

A little bit more toward the terminator and in the same direction you were moving it before. Right; you have got it centered right in the middle.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Now move it away from the terminator just a bit.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. You want us to wait until 128, right?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Affirmative. Frank, move your camera to the right; I want to see which way the earth moves on my screen.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Okay. Moving your camera to the right moves the earth to the left on our screen. On our screen, the terminator is almost parallel to the horizontal direction, and the dark part is on the top.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We will turn it back on at 128, then.

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Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Are you on a high-gain antenna?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

What beam width are you on, Apollo 8?

Bill Anders (LMP)

This is Apollo 8. Do you read?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear.

Bill Anders (LMP)

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

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We're just trying something —