Jim Lovell (CMP)

Secondary activation.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Ken, on this maneuver, MCC 7, are you going to—are we going to burn the PAD data that we got some time ago, or is there a new maneuver coming up, or what's going on in that regard?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, Apollo 8. If required, we'll give you a new one. Right now, we are looking at not making a maneuver burn at all.

Frank Borman (CDR)

You say we may not even have another one now?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. You're the boss.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston.

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Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Could you try another OMNI?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Try another CMRI, please.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. Read you loud and clear now. Just wanted to remind you that in the event of a loss of COMM, we don't want you to burn MCC 7. Your present entry PAD is good. We'll be updating your landing points at the same time that you would have gotten MCC 7, and I'd like to have a crew status report from you when it's convenient.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay, Ken. I understand. If we would lose COMM, you do not want us to burn MCC 7, just go ahead and use the entry PAD you've given us?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. You'll be within 0.06 degrees of your entry angle target line.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Alright. The crew status is everybody has gotten real good rest last night, and everybody is in good shape. Jim is just waking up, and Bill is starting the initial stowage, and we all feel very well.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. And we'd like to—guess we need a PRD reading from you. And we'll be needing one in the neighborhood of 145-hour period, somewhere when it's convenient in there again.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston. Go ahead.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Could you give us our range—correction, our velocity and range from the earth now?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston. At time 51, your velocity will be 9526, altitude 42946. Over.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You call?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8. Did you call?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Negative, this is Apollo 8. We did not call you.