Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. That's a very good one; that must be O'Neal.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Bill. We see O'Neal real well, also the smaller crater off to the side of it.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are going to terminate our program for this pass and get on with the preparations for LOI 2, if you say we are GO.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Signing off until ninth rev. Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Thank you for the look.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. You have the DSE.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 8, on your backside data, it's pretty much unintelligible. We suggest, Bill, that you recheck the position of your mike for your backside pass and try to speak a little bit louder and more distinctly. The last one we listened to, was pretty much unintelligible. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. As soon as we get squared away, we will give you a real quick real time summary.

Bill Anders (LMP)

And, Houston, you might let us know, can we do the red/blue filter exercise with both these filters—red filters on? Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Apollo 8, Houston. Negative.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston with an LOI 2 maneuver PAD. Ready to copy?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Go ahead.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. LOI 2, SPS/G&N: 46427, minus 053, plus 141 073:35:05.70 minus 01350, plus all zeros, plus all zeros. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 000 175 358 00607, plus 00606, 01350 009 01265 02 3112 197. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Taurus, Aida; I repeat, Taurus, Aida. Up 162, left 01, the remainder not applicable. GDC align Sirius, Rigel 129, 155, 010, negative ullage, horizon window ignition minus 3 27 degrees, horizon left. At ignition, 18 degrees, horizon left; before readback, configure for receiving any update. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Understand. Configure for receiving an update.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We're in P00 and ACCEPT. Go ahead.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. I'm ready for your readback.

Frank Borman (CDR)

LOI 2, SPS/G&N: 46427, minus 053, plus 141 073:35:05.70, minus 01350, plus 0000, plus 0000 000 175 358 00607, plus 00606 01350 009 01265 02 3112 197; Taurus, Aida, up 16.2, left 0.1, fixed read not applicable; Sirius, Rigel 129 155 010, no ullage, ignition minus 3 27 degrees, ignition 18 degrees.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. Readback is correct.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Your map update for REV 2/3, no change. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Understand. No change, REV 2/3.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. You can expect GO/NO-GO for the next rev at 20 minutes before LOS. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. We'll try to make that call 20 minutes before every LOS. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We have the CSM vector in starting on the LV. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, this is Apollo 8.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger. Just an interesting feature: on my center window which has ice on it, it is now beginning to melt. I'm beginning to see through it.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. That's good news.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

And again we're directly over our favorites, Messier and Pickering.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

The view at this altitude, Houston, is tremendous. There is no trouble picking out features that we learned on the map.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Jim, that's good news. What do you think of the lighting situation as far as the range of lighting for good visibility?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

The range from here is outstanding. I wish we had the TV still going because the brown area now is darker. We have just passed over the Sea of Fertility, and the mare is darker. The mountain range has got more contrast, has more contrast because of the sun angle. Bill's got the 16 mm going for us.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

There is a crater Taruntius, I believe, over there.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

We will try to get TV on this at a later time, when we are not getting ready for a burn.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim.

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Jim Lovell (CMP)

I can see the old second bishop right now, Mount Marilyn.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Houston, at these sun angles, everything is quite distinct; shadows are good; the ground doesn't have any sunlight returned. It appears very good visibility at these sun angles.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

As a matter of fact, Bill just mentioned that the visibility seems to be excellent just about up to the terminator. It's something which I didn't expect. I thought there would be a little bit more gradual shift to darkness, but it's very sharp and distinct.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Of course, we are in a very high phase angle now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. All of your updates are in; the computer is yours. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Break. Apollo 8, Houston. Your TEI 2 PAD is good; stand by to copy your TEI 3. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. TEI 3. SPS/G&N 46427, minus 053, plus 141 075:31:29.95, plus 28960, minus 00456, plus 00720. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 180 021 002, not applicable, plus 00188 28972 251 28793 40 2769 396. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. 033 0000, left 17, plus 0883, minus 16500 12955 36185 146:35:07; Sirius, Rigel 129, 155 010, ullage two jets, 20 seconds, quads Bravo and Delta. Horizon on the 24 degree line at ignition minus 3 minutes, assumes no LOI 2. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. SPS/G&N—this is for TEI 3—46427, minus 053, plus 141 075:31:29.95, plus 28960, minus 00456, plus 00720 180 021 002, NA, plus 00188 28972 251 28793 40 2769 396 033 0000, left 17, plus 00883, minus 16500 12955 36185 146:35:07; Sirius, Rigel 129, 155, 01, two jet, 20 seconds, B and D, horizon 2 degrees at ignition minus 3 minutes, assumes no LOI 2.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Readback is correct.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston with a TEI 3—with an LOI 2. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. TEI 3: SPS/G&N 45810, minus 053, plus 141 075:21:28.46, plus 30128, minus 00540, plus 01911. 180 019 001. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Not applicable, plus 00188 30193 255 30008 40 2742 396 033, down 021, left 18. Copy?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Plus 0888, minus 16500 12955 36185 146:34:50 GDC, align no change, ullage no change, horizon 1 degree at ignition minus three. Assumes LOI 2. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead—or Houston, this is Apollo 8. TEI 3 with LOI 2. SPS/G&N 45810, minus 053, plus 141 075:21:28.46, plus 30128, minus 00540, plus 01911 180 019 001, NA plus 00188 30193 255 30008 40 2742 396 033, down 021, left 18, plus 0888, minus 16500 12955 36185 146:34:50; no change, no change 1 degree in the rise of ignition minus three, assumes LOI 2.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. I made one mistake; horizon window is minus 1 degree. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Readback is correct.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. You are GO across the board for LOI 2. Would like to take the DSE for a dump. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. You got it. I understand we are GO for LOI 2.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Before you take the DSE for a dump, let me give you a quick—let me give you a quick rundown on the DSE before you dump it, if you will.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay, Houston. You've got the tape.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Would you believe that Taurus, Aida is Pleaides? Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Have you got that tape dumped, Houston? We're about to lose the high gainer.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We're dumping now—looks like we'll be 5 or 10 more minutes.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Try to get it dumped, and I'll play it, rewind it if necessary -

Bill Anders (LMP)

We are about to lose it, Houston. How far are you on the tape dump?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. It looks like we have lost it. They weren't quite done. We are standing by for a countdown to BIOMED switch left. Over.