Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We're mostly interested in looking at the secondary loop.

Frank Borman (CDR)

That's what I was going to say. I can't see any reason to check anything other than the secondary loop, can you?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Now in that cabin cold soak, we won't have any cabin fans.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Jerry, this is Apollo 8.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. I just got on the sextant and now looking at Texas, and the weather man is right, it looks like a pretty good day. Full of clouds down there, but not bad.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Real fine, Jim. Can you see the kids out in the yard waving?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Would you tell Pete Conrad to get his kids off my roof?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Jim, do you see the bright spot out in the Pacific Ocean through the sextant?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

I'll try. We saw it, of course, through the windows and through the monocular. I'll see if I can spot it.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Yes, Jerry, I can see the bright spot. It's—I guess it's the subsolar point. It's off of South America, it appears to me. It is a grayish spot compared to the blue waters surrounding it. It's undefined in diameter, though I mean, it's not a clear round spot at all; it's just a raggedy one.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. That showed up real well on the TV's picture.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We'd like to delay that request for a secondary loop check to a little better point as far as thrusting is concerned.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Fine. We can wait for a long time on that.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Okay.

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Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Jim, we've got some bird watchers in the viewing room.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Sounds good. Who are they?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Oh, well, good. Say hello to her for me.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Yes, and she's got a few troops with her, too.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Did she see the TV, I wonder?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Affirmative. Barbara and Jay are with her.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We're replaying your television pictures now. We can see the Chilean coast and Florida.

Bill Anders (LMP)

That's a pretty good little television camera, isn't it?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

It sure is. With the right filters on it, it's great. That was a Schmitt input.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

He must be a Jack of all trades.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Bill would like to ask the friendly Flight Surgeon's permission to take a Seconal so he can sleep.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. That's a “yes.”

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Before Bill falls asleep, we'd like to have him go ahead and do that secondary EVAP check now at any time at his convenience, and if we don't happen to be able to monitor it with high bit rate, just let us know when you did it.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. I'll tell him that evaporator check at any time.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. BIOMED switch to the CDR. Over.