Frank Borman (CDR)

You're welcome, Jerry.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

That Lovell's getting pretty proficient.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Was that last number you read down to me mark 2 on star number 1?

Frank Borman (CDR)

That's right. Star number 1, mark 2.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Thank you. Now that one got you on guidance.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You're back under our influence again. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Very good. Things start speeding up now, huh?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. You've been in for about 20 minutes.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Find out from the Guidance group if a midcourse maneuver of minus 4.8 to access corridor at 14 hours would be better than the 15.2 I came up with first.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We have already started checking it, Jim. I bet you think you sneaked that P37 past us.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Big brother is watching.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. I just wondered how temp on quad A tank is doing.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

We have seen no improvement as yet, Frank.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. Frank, we are going to establish a range sequence now. We would like to keep silence on the net for about 3 minutes. Over.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Range sequence complete. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Hello, Houston. Apollo 8. How do you read?

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, how do you read? Apollo 8.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Loud and clear by me.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I wasn't reading you for a while. I read you loud and clear now.

Frank Borman (CDR)

I wanted to know what a range sequence test was, Jerry.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

I was afraid you was going to ask that. Stand by.

Jerry Carr (CAPCOM)

Roger. This range sequence is a phenomenon we get on down-voice backup; in this mode, the ranging and the voice share the same channels, so we have to periodically check and make sure that they are not interfering with each other. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Thank you. These flights are very educational.

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Spoken on Dec. 25, 1968, 6:22 p.m. UTC (50 years, 11 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet