Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy, and we are reading you loud and clear now, Bill. On your map update, did you copy that that I gave you previously?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Negative. We have not copied it yet.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. I have it for you again when you are ready to copy.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

This is a map update for REV's 4/5: LOS 76:59:59, sunrise 77:09:06, prime meridian 77:15:47, AOS 77:45:50, sunset 78:22:03; remarks: IP-1, acquisition time for CP2 is 77:29:42, IP-1 time closest approach for target B-1 78:10:25. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's right, and the prime meridian time is 77:15:47, and you got your computer back. We've got a good P27 update.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We will go to P00 and TRANSFER.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, do you have a TEI 5 for us?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We are working on it now, Frank. Have it for you momentarily.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. On your back pressure valve, we would like to know how long after you closed the back pressure valve the first time—how long it was from the time you closed it until the time you started the reservicing? We would like for you to wait about 15 minutes to prevent any ice from forming due to flash freezing. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. I started immediately to reservice it.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We show that you closed it this last time about 4 minutes ago, so we would like you to wait another 15 minutes and then try to reservice it again at that time and then go to AUTO. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you. The TEI 4 PAD which you have is still valid. We will have a TEI 5 PAD for you shortly.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Be advised we are presently in steam pressure MANUAL, and we're in H2O flow AUTO, and are now in H2O flow OFF, as of about 5 seconds ago.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy that, Bill. And we confirm that's a good configuration.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Right now, I've got the H2 flow OFF. Do we stay that way?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. On your television update, we propose that you start the TV at the flight plan time of 85 hours 37 minutes and simply extend the stop time a few minutes. You're currently scheduled to stop at 86 hours, and we would like to keep it going until the terminator, which should be approximately 86:14. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Frank, I know you are busy up there. We've got the daily news for you whenever and if ever you'd like to hear it.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I have the TEI 5 PAD for you whenever you are ready to copy.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. TEI 5, SPS/G&N: 47 correction—45701, minus 043, plus 116 079:21:26.03. Are you with me so far?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Plus 31171, minus 00767, minus 00214 180 017 001, not applicable, plus 00188 31181 259 31003. Are you with me? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. 40 2711 398 033, down 043, left 23, plus 0832 minus 16500 12956 36208 146:39:44; north set of stars remain Sirius and Rigel; roll, pitch, and yaw remain same angles: 129 155 010, ullage remains two quads for 20 seconds, quads B and D; horizon on 4-degree line at TIG minus 3 minutes. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Here we go: TEI 5, SPS/G&N 45701, minus 043, plus 116 079:21:26.03, plus 31171, minus 00767, minus 00214 180 017 001, NA, plus 00188 31181 259 31003 40 2711 398 033, down 043, left 23, plus 0832, minus 16500, plus 12956 36208 146:39:44. Set stars are the same; ullage—we'd like—do you have any objection to using four quads for 15 seconds?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

No objection to four-quad ullage, Apollo 8.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. We'd like to just go ahead and use four quads all times, unless we get a lot shorter on fuel than we are now.

Frank Borman (CDR)

And is that 15 seconds?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Affirmative: 15 seconds, four quads.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you, and horizon is 4 degrees at minus —

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That readback is correct, Frank, and we'd like to advise that the voice quality on that high bit rate is excellent. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you. Mike, it's four quads for 15 seconds. Is that right?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That is affirmative, Apollo 8: four quads for 15 seconds.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger for Bill. He can go ahead and do his standard reservice on the water now. It's looking good.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. You want us to reservice it now?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, and upon completion, go back to AUTO.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We are still dumping your tapes. The voice quality on high bit is coming through superb, and you are GO for the next rev. And we would like to get a brief status report on your rest between 60 hours and LOI 1, just to fill in some information for us.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We only got a couple hours rest.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We're tired right now, but we will have to wait until TEI before we get back to the regular cycle.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Alright. I suspect you're right.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay, Houston. The water boiler has been reserviced, back pressure valve CLOSED for 1 minute, water ON for 2, and it's now steam pressure AUTO, H2O flow AUTO.

Bill Anders (LMP)

If we have a problem, a similar problem, again on the back side in the sunlight, might be a good idea to crank the secondary loop until we have AOS. What do you think about that?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 8.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. In regard to your evaporator, we feel that if you do have a similar problem next time on the back side in sunlight, check the evaporator outlet temperature, and if it gets above 60, we concur that it would be a good idea to bring up the secondary loop. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. When we say bring up the secondary loop, we mean bring up the evaporator only on the secondary loop. Copy?

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Roger.

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Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. We got time for a little news?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

I say how about a little bit of that news you promised?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We got the Interstellar Times here, the December 24 edition. Your TV program was a big success. It was viewed this morning by most of the nations of your neighboring planet; the earth. It was carried live all over Europe, including even Moscow and East Berlin, also in Japan and all of North and Central America and parts of South America. We don't know yet how extensive the coverage was in Africa. Are you copying me all right? Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

You are loud and clear.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Good. San Diego welcomed home today the Pueblo crew in a big ceremony. They had a pretty rough time of it in the Korean prison. Christmas cease-fire is in effect in Viet Nam, with only sporadic outbreaks of fighting. And if you haven't done your Christmas shopping by now, you better forget it.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

A couple of Oilers made the All-Star team, Webster and Farr.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

And that's about all our news. How about your news?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Well, we'll be looking forward to a big burn here shortly.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Mike, I think I can say it without contradiction, it's been a mighty long dry spell up here.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

I guess you can say anything you like without contradiction.

Frank Borman (CDR)

When can we dump water, Houston?

Frank Borman (CDR)

When can we dump water?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

We will get you the number after a while on your water dump. It looks like the quantity isn't increasing very slightly, and we're considering not only the quantity in regard to the dump, but also its effects on the trajectory relative to TEI and so forth, but we will have a good answer for you shortly.

Frank Borman (CDR)

We are not just thinking about the waste water tank: we're thinking about some other kind of water that has to get dumped out of the spacecraft, slightly used water.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We have about three and a half minutes to LOS. We give you back the DSE under your control, and in regard to your water dump, we are tentatively predicting a waste water tank dump at about 80 hours GET and any other dumps are at your discretion, any time you would like to make them.