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)

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.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you.

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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.