Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. I got down through DELTA-V, minus X, minus Y, and minus Z. Did you copy those? Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

No, I didn't read a word. I'm still waiting for the weight.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. Let's go back to the weight: 45701, minus 040, plus 157. Are you with me? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Okay. GETI 083:18:20.80, plus 32346, minus 01168, plus 4—correction, plus 05730. Are you with me? Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Thank you. 179 009 001, not applicable, plus 00187 32870 307 32676 42 0880 253 033, down 121, left 27, plus 0790 minus 16500 129 73 36238 146:44:14; same north set Sirius and Rigel, roll 129, pitch 155, yaw 010, four quads for 15 seconds, horizon on the 2-degree mark at P ignition. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. TEI 7 SPS/G&N: 45701, minus 040, plus 157 083:18:20.80, plus 32346, minus 01168, plus 05730 179 9—correction, 009 001, NA. Are you with me?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Yes, I'm with you, Bill.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Plus 00187 32870 307 32676 32—correction, 420880 253033, down 121, left 27, plus 0790, minus 16500 12973 36238 146:44:14; same north set Sirius and Rigel, 129 155 010; four-jet, 15 seconds, 2 degrees, now horizon and peak.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. You got your DSE back, and you are GO for the next lunar orbit. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. How far did you want us to dump that water?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Twenty-five percent, please, Bill.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. Twenty-five percent.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Are you receiving our tracking data?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jim. We are receiving.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

And also, Jim, we are—That last P27 we sent was for the LM state vector only, and it will require a VERB 47 ENTER to transfer to the CSM slot. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. We're dumping the waste tank now, Houston.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger. We've got 4 minutes til LOS, and everything is looking good down here.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. How much longer do you think we have to go into battery charge there, Mike?

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Bill Anders (LMP)

If you can wake up the EECOM, why don't you have him ask the back room?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Oh, you really know how to hurt a guy.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. We estimate the charge will be complete in another 45 minutes. Over.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. Thank you very much.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. One minute til LOS, and standing by.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Okay. See you on the other side, Mike.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, this is Houston. Over.

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Roger, Frank. Good morning. You're loud and clear, how me?

Mike Collins (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Over.