Bill Anders (LMP)

If I see any water floating around, I'll give you another call.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Radio check.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8. Radio check.

Jim Lovell (CMP)

Read you loud and clear.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Roger. We had a momentary loss of COMM on the ground then. Read you loud and clear.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 8. Did you call?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are loud and clear. We've taken a look at this water —

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston. Read you loud and clear. We have taken a look at your potable water quantity problem, and it appears to be a transducer problem. Suggest that you leave the potable tank isolated. You have sufficient water in the waste tank to continue the entry. Over.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Thank you, Houston.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Does that mean we're GO for entry?

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, go ahead.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger. Is our thermal stability good enough we can leave the PTC attitude and go to entry gimbal angles now?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Houston, how do you read? Apollo 8.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Read you loud and clear, Apollo 8, and we're checking on the PTC problem now.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. You are cleared with entry attitude at this time.

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Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Fine. Thank you.

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Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Houston voice. Go to voice 925.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 8. Over.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, loud and clear. Go.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, go ahead.

Bill Anders (LMP)

Roger. We have completed the checklist down to the 1-hour point, and we'll stand by for 1 hour.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Just for information, did you folks end up having to use any command module RCS heaters?

Frank Borman (CDR)

Negative. All our indicators are pegged either high or at 5 volt.

CommTech

Carnarvon, network GOSS conference voice check. How do you read?

CommTech

Network, Carnarvon. Read you weak but clear.

CommTech

Roger, Carnarvon. I read you loud and clear.

CommTech

You are loud and clear now. Thank you.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. Stand by for hand over to Carnarvon.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay, Apollo 8. If you will go to P00 and ACCEPT, we would like to update your LM and CSM state vectors. Over.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Houston. State vector load is complete. Verify the computer is yours.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Apollo 8, Apollo 8, Houston. State vector load is complete; the computer is yours.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Roger, Houston. We are going to BLOCK.

Ken Mattingly (CAPCOM)

Okay. Two fast items: number one, it has been suggested that since Marezine takes some time to take effect, you might consider whether you would be interested in taking some now. And I have an entry PAD which has some very small updates to go on it if you would like to copy that.

Frank Borman (CDR)

Okay. Stand by. Let me get out the entry PAD.