Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. If you should decide that you want to roll heads up on REV 2, one thing to remember, be sure you yaw 45 degrees right in order to maintain your high-gain antenna COMM. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We will not do that; we're going to stick with the flight plan, and make the best we can here.

Frank Borman (CDR)

As usual, in the real world, the flight plan looks a lot fuller than it did in Florida.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We need an O2 purge now.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. And we're standing by for a map update.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Just for your information, after we completed P52, I acquired the earth in the sextant. Quite a sight from here.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Row are the systems experts on the SPS coming, Jerry?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

They are still working, Frank; another 5 or 10 minutes.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Your SPS data looks real good. It is just a matter of getting it all in from the site and getting it looked at.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

So far, everything looks copacetic.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We would like to take about 5 minutes of high bit rate. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Five minutes of high bit rate coming on.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston with a map update.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Stand by one.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead with the map update.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. Map update: REV 1/2, no change; the REV 2/3 follows: 73:04:57, 73:09:37, 73:19:01, 73:48:53, 74:24:23; remarks: Bravo 1 [03:02:16:24|74:16:24]. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. We show you 23 minutes to LOS.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Are you going to dump the tape?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. You are GO for REV 2; all systems are GO. SPS evaluation is still underway and looking good. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Understand; GO for REV 2. Thank you.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Apollo 8. We're still using the tape recorder. We will dump it in a little bit.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. The recorder is yours. You can go to low bit rate.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Request BIOMED switch center.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Put your TELEMETRY INPUT switch to LOW. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. We're in the process of preparing meal 4, day—correction: day 4, meal A.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Are you going to be able to dump that tape prior to LOS?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Bill, they say they have already dumped the tape, and it's almost totally clean.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

That means you have got about 2 minutes of low bit rate on there, but the rest is clean. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

The high bit rate of the burn wasn't on there?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Negative. We've already dumped and got that.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Let me know when you're going to dump it next time, Jerry. I understand we are GO now on the DSE. Have you got any voice off of it?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. We did.