Jim Lovell (CMP)

Look, we would like to get it dumped if we could. Standby a second.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Did you get it stopped?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Bill, you can go ahead and turn it off.

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.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Well, how long did you—did you dump it?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. stand by; they are checking.

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)

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

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Did you read my last?

Bill Anders (LMP)

That is affirmative. You will give us a run-down 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)

Roger. What REFSMMAT are we using for this LOI 2 burn?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Stand by, Frank. We're talking.

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, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

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.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Reading you loud and clear now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo. 8, this is Houston. You are GO for LOI 2 on the next rev. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I can understand GO for LOI 2 on the next rev.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How do you read, Houston?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Reading you loud and clear. How me?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Frank, did you get my message on the DSE?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Verify the TELEMETRY INPUT switch LOW. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Understand; TELEMETRY INPUT LOW.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Going to LOW; it was in HIGH.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger.

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Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Five minutes to LOS. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. One minute to LOS; all systems GO. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear. How me?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear. How me?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Reading you loud and clear and ready for the burn status report.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. The burn was on time, 11 seconds, 0.2 with a VGX, 1.8 VGY; that's minus 1.8, minus 0.2 VGZ. DELTA-VC was minus 9.4; VERB 82 gives us an apogee 62 and a perigee of 60.8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger. Your burn was on time, 11 seconds; VGX was plus 0.2, VGY was minus 1.8, VGZ minus 0.2, DELTA-VC minus 9.4, apogee 62, perigee 60.8. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, how do you read? This is Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Weak but clear.

Bill Anders (LMP)

You are loud and clear.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. We're on high gain now if you want to get the high-speed data to look at that burn.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Roger.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. We are taking the DSE.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you. Can you hold it for about 5 seconds—or about 1 minute?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Okay. You can dump the data now.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Roger. We are taking the DSE for dump.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you. We have—updated the LM state vector with the VERB 66, Houston.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Hey, good morning, Frank. We've been tracking you for about 18 minutes now, and we show your orbit 61 by 61-1/2. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Your SPS engine looked good on LOI number 2 burn.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Bill has got the tape recorder now; we are evaluating the dump. The data is good, and we are evaluating the voice quality here shortly.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I've got a few jolly updates for you when you are ready to copy.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Stand by.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston, with your updates.