 Jim Lovell (CMP)

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

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)

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

Okay. We are not going to have a high gain now until the next time around. Can you give me some idea of how much of that pass you got.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8. this is Houston. We—negative. We can't tell. You can go ahead and turn it off.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston reading you with a great deal of noise in the background. Go ahead and rewind your tape and start it in low bit rate, and we will try to catch that dump at the end of the next rev.
 Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. I would like to have an idea on how much you dumped. So I know whether … all these things or whether we have better setting in.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Stand by.
Expand selection down Contract selection up  Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We are working on that time. We should be able to tell you before LOS. Over.
 Bill Anders (LMP)

That is affirmative. You will give us a rundown when you figure out how much tape you dumped.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. They feel reasonably sure, however, that if you rewind and start low bit rate, we'll be able to get all of the burn and still not run into what needs to be down linked yet.
 Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. I notice an LOI 2 REFSMMAT. If it is, I don't understand why the pitch is 175.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. You are right; the REFSMMAT is LOI 2. The REFSMMAT was determined out there before the last midcourse correction, and since that time, there has been a slight change of trajectory, and the point at which you are burning LOI 2 now is just a shade different than where it was originally planned. Over.
 Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. DSE is rewound, and it's yours—available for use is about 1 hour of low bit rate and 2 minutes of high bit rate for your burn, without running over your good data. Over.
Spoken on Dec. 24, 1968, 1:10 p.m. UTC (55 years, 5 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet