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.

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.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Apollo 8, Houston. I have a TEI 3, TEI 4, and map update for REV 3 and 4 to read to you. Actually the TEI 3 update which you have on board is still valid, but we will not update that one. Which do you want first, the TEI 4 or the map update?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Alright. This is the TEI 4 update: SPS/G&N 45695, minus 053, plus 141. Are you with me so far? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Very good. 077:21:27.58, plus 30627, minus 00625, plus 00577 180 018 001, not applicable, plus 00188 30639 256 30452. Are you with me so far? Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

So far seems … hold it a minute though, will you?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. The last number I gave was DELTA-VC. Picking up at the sextant star: 40 2730 396 033, down 030, left 19. Are you with me? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. Plus 0858, minus 16500 12960 36195 146:37:21; comments: north set of stars Sirius and Rigel, roll 129, pitch 155, yaw 010, ullage two quad, 20 seconds, two-zero seconds from quads Bravo and Delta; horizon on 2-degree line at tine of ignition minus 3 minutes. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger, Houston. We got a TEI 4 SPS/G&N 45695, minus 053 plus 141 077:21:27.58, plus 30627, minus 00625, plus 00577 180 018 001, NA, plus 00188 30639 256 30452 40 2730 396 033, down 030, left 19, plus 0858, minus 16500, plus 12960, plus 36195 146:37:21; Sirius, Rigel, 129 155 010, two quads, 20 seconds B and D, horizon 2 degrees at TIG minus 3.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's about the size of it, Frank, and a map update for REV's 3/4 when you are ready.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

REV's 3/4: LOS 75:01:23, sunrise 75:10:16, prime meridian 75:17:16, AOS 75:47:18, sunset 76:23:11; remarks: subsolar point 75:46:55, IP-1 acquisition 76:11:17, IP-2 acquisition 76:12:30. For IP-1 and 2, those ACQ times are for shaft and trunnion angles equals zero. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Thank you. 75:01:23 75:10:16 75:17:16 75:47:18 76:23:11, subsolar 75:46:55, IP-1 76:11:17, IP-2 76:12:30, and at shaft and trunnion at 0.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Frank.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. When Bill gets a minute, we'd like to get battery B started charging. Over.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Thank you. He'll take a minute right now.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. For Bill—the voice quality on the backside DSE is extremely poor. We consider it unusable, and we recommend that all pertinent comments be hand recorded so we don't lose them. We should not count on using the tape at low bit rate for voice.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay, Houston. We're getting so busy that we are having a hard time trying to do a neat job of logging. I'll try to do it on the flight plan; and if I make any visual observations, we'll put them on the DSE, and I'll try to scribble some notes here and there.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand. Now high bit rate is working great.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Hey, Houston, Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

How about giving us the TV times for the ninth REV, will you please?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, we sure will, Frank. Stand by.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We were checking into precise start and stop times for TV, and you are GO for the next REV. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I understand; go for the next REV. Mike, we'd like to, if we could, time the TV to a passing over the terminator. We would like to track the terminator with the TV; think that's the most impressive thing we've seen, and that might be the best thing rather than trying to acquire the earth.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay, Frank. That's one of the things we are looking at right now. We have you ending at about 86 hours, and we're looking at extending that few minutes to include that terminator view. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. I don't want us to run into REV 10 very much at all, though.

Bill Anders (LMP)

… since the DSE qual is not so good. How do you read, Mike?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I read you loud and clear. You were cut out about the DSE. Say again.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Since the qual isn't so good, let me give you a quick rundown of the status of photo targets. You ready to copy?

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. At REV 1, we got photo target 90 and terminator photography south for near-side terminator. Starting on REV 2, we've got target 12 and targets 10, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 23. Unfortunately, we got into a high—I got into the high-speed film there somewhere, and I think those 250mm targets were on high speed. We did change film, and starting out in Tex—Crater, Texas, with target 28, 31, 40, 36, plus several targets of opportunity that were recorded on the DSE, but apparently lost. Have you been able to copy?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, I'm with you, Bill. Keep going.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. I might be calling up too fast. Okay. On the third REV, we got target 58 and 63 and 65. The training photography was accomplished, and it was done on magazine D, which now has—correction, that's magazine E—which now shows 95 exposures. Magazine D is fresh. Magazine K was also used for training photography, and it's showing 0.51.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy all that, Bill.

Frank Borman (CDR)

… Mike, this is Frank again.