002:54:09 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. For your information, we expect the maneuver to separation attitude to begin at 3 plus 05 plus 03, and to be completed at plus 09 plus 20. Separation at 3 plus 15 plus 00.
002:54:33 Aldrin: Roger. Time to begin maneuver is 3:05:03, complete 3:09:20. And separation 3 plus 15:00.
002:54:46 McCandless: Roger. That separation should be 3 plus 15:03. My error in reading up.
002:54:55 Aldrin: Roger. [Long pause.]
This is Apollo Control. The velocity falling off now immediately after shutdown. We're showing 34,000 feet per second [10,400 m/s] now, but the altitude building; 512 nautical miles [948 km].
002:55:18 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. All the booster functions are proceeding normally. The sequencing is in good shape, and it doesn't look like they're having any problems at all. Over.
002:55:28 Armstrong: Roger.
This is Apollo Control and we're showing orbital weight now 138,892.9 pounds [63,000.7 kg].
003:19:18 Armstrong (onboard): ...[garble] and we're pretty far away from him, too.
003:19:25 Collins (onboard): Okay, watch it, we should be stopping here.
003:19:40 Aldrin (onboard): How long do we want to run this film?
003:19:46 Armstrong (onboard): How does he look, Mike?
003:19:47 Collins (onboard): He's - he's fine.
003:19:52 Armstrong (onboard): Okay, you got 100.4 now.
003:19:54 Collins (onboard): Yeah, I know; those numbers don't mean anything. They were 99-something when we turned around; don't ask me why. I thrusted toward him quite a bit, and I don't know why those numbers were screwed up, but they were.
003:20:13 Armstrong (onboard): Buzz, how does he look to you; looks like he's getting closer to me.
003:20:15 Collins (onboard): [Garble] get the BMAG?
003:20:18 Aldrin (onboard): Okay.
003:20:19 Armstrong (onboard): Yes, it looks like he's drifting down just a tad, and he's supposed to be.
003:20:22 Collins (onboard): How are our eight gray talk-backs; they still good?
003:20:29 Armstrong (onboard): They're good.
003:20:43 Collins (onboard): Flies like a spacecraft instead of a simulator. Hope that's good.
003:20:52 Collins (onboard): Sure beautiful. I hope you got some pictures, Buzz.
003:20:55 Aldrin (onboard): I got the 16 millimeter going...
003:20:56 Armstrong (onboard): Is it going?
003:20:57 Aldrin (onboard): ...16 frames at f:8...
003:21:05 Armstrong (onboard): It really looks nice, doesn't it?
003:21:08 Collins (onboard): Hey, we're closing in a leisurely fashion.
003:21:12 Aldrin (onboard): Hey, how long does this [garble]?
003:21:16 Collins (onboard): It's on the - it's printed...
003:21:18 Aldrin (onboard): Yeah.
003:21:19 Collins (onboard): ...yeah, it's six frames at 15; I suggest toward the end you probably goose it up a little bit.
003:21:23 Aldrin (onboard): You want to get the whole thing?
003:21:24 Armstrong (onboard): I don't care [garble] tell by looking at [garble].
003:21:32 Aldrin (onboard): The thing is, with this sitting there, I can't get much with the Hasselblad. That window's no good, I'm afraid.
AS11-36-5310 - S-IVB stage with Lunar Module. Note constellation of particles surrounding the stage - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5311 - S-IVB stage with Lunar Module. Note constellation of particles surrounding the stage - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5312 - S-IVB stage with Lunar Module. Note constellation of particles surrounding the stage - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5313 - S-IVB stage with Lunar Module - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5314 - Lunar Module during final approach during docking - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5315 - Lunar Module during final approach during docking - Image by LPI
AS11-36-5316 - Lunar Module during final approach during docking. The external orifice of the LMs optical system is visible top-right, while the overhead docking window is visible top-left. - image by LPI
003:21:46 Armstrong (onboard): Can I hold something for you?
003:21:49 Aldrin (onboard): Take a couple of [garble].
003:21:54 Collins (onboard): Yeah, you might look - if you're looking for something to do, you might just look over my panel 1 and 8 and all that and make sure all the switches are - to your liking.
003:22:07 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Radio check. Over.[No answer.]
The Goldstone station reports a very weak signal. We believe that Mike Collins is now maneuvering the spacecraft in the transposition and docking maneuver, and the antenna patterns aren't too good at the moment, so we have a weak signal strength.
003:22:15 Armstrong (onboard): Be sure that your RCS is working anyway.
003:22:23 Aldrin (onboard): How far out are you, Mike?
003:22:25 Collins (onboard): I'm still quite a ways. That's definitely an SLA panel - there's no doubt about that. Sure looks like [garble] panel. That stuff's hitting from the S-IVB from us. Geeze, look it - that one thing just hit the - gyro package on the S-band antenna.
003:22:46 Aldrin (onboard): Yes, things occasionally come scooting out.
003:22:52 Collins (onboard): [Garble].
003:22:53 Aldrin (onboard): And, occasionally, you know, a little piece of something hits the - what do you call that - covering? The whole LM quivers every so often. All - all the surface of it, Neil, you know, just kind of shakes like that.
003:23:12 Armstrong (onboard): Yeah?
003:23:13 Aldrin (onboard): Just in one spot; it's not being hit. I hope it doesn't come in [garble]...
003:23:17 Collins (onboard): Stand by; we're getting pretty close.
003:23:20 Armstrong (onboard): Just from the APS firing, you think?
003:23:25 Collins (onboard): Stand by; we're closing.
003:23:56 McCandless: Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston broadcasting in the blind. Request Omni Bravo if you read us. Request Omni Bravo. Out. [No answer.]
003:24:13 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. How do you read? [No answer.]
003:24:40 Aldrin (onboard): Okay...
003:24:41 Armstrong (onboard): We don't have too much...
003:24:43 Aldrin (onboard): ...BMAG Mode, three - You should stabilize and align CM - BMAG Mode, three, to Att 1/Rate 2?
003:24:49 Collins (onboard): Okay.
003:24:50 Aldrin (onboard): And we're - translated plus X. That Capture Probe, Extend/Release, you've done that; CMC Mode, Free?
003:24:54 Armstrong (onboard): Yes, sir.
003:24:55 Collins (onboard): Yes.
003:24:57 Aldrin (onboard): Allow probe to damp spacecraft oscillations?
003:25:47 Aldrin (onboard): Okay, PCM Bit Rate is Low. Post-docking: it says Rate, High; Att Deadband, Max.
Goldstone still showing weak signal strength.
003:25:49 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. How do you read? Over. [No answer.]
003:25:56 Aldrin (onboard): Rate, High; Att Deadband, Max.
003:25:58 Aldrin (onboard): COAS Power, Off.
003:25:59 Collins (onboard): COAS Power, Off.
003:26:01 Armstrong (onboard): [Garble] get this to stop [garble].
003:26:05 Collins (onboard): Yes, that wasn't the smoothest docking I've ever done.
003:26:08 Armstrong (onboard): Well, it felt good from here.
003:26:10 Collins (onboard): I mean the - I mean the whole - I mean the gas consumption would be a lot more than I would have guessed, you know? I thought I could about equal the simulator in [garble] and I didn't - I bet you I used - I hate to quote a number, but I've been down around 30-some pounds in the simulator, and I'll bet this was 50, 60 pounds, something like that. Hate to quote a number.
003:26:31 Collins (onboard): How do the - Speaking of that, how do the Service Module RCS quantities look?
003:26:35 Armstrong (onboard): Well, Buzz is fooling around with that - Let me just...
003:26:38 Aldrin (onboard): They - they're all 90 except B, which is above 90.
003:26:42 Armstrong (onboard): Should be. Can't ever tell on 3...
003:26:46 Aldrin (onboard): No, C and D are [garble] B, anyway.
003:26:47 McCandless: Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston. Do you read? Over. [No answer.]
003:26:52 Armstrong (onboard): Okay...
003:26:55 Collins (onboard): Well, I got to go in there and dick...
003:26:57 Aldrin (onboard): I'm not sure that we're getting...
003:27:00 Armstrong (onboard): Well, Buzz is getting comm right now.
003:27:02 Collins (onboard): Yes, let Buzz do his High-Gain thing, and I'll get ready to go dick with the tunnel.
003:27:18 Aldrin (onboard): Sure is squiggly, isn't it? It really wanders all over, doesn't it?
003:27:33 Collins (onboard): Neil, where do you put this guy - usually?
003:27:35 Armstrong (onboard): I - clip it to that - clip up there beside the COAS - you see...
003:27:38 Collins (onboard): Okay.
003:27:39 Armstrong (onboard): ...see those clips up there, one of those. It's got a snap right here that's pretty good.
003:27:48 Collins (onboard): I think I can get it now - [garble].
003:27:54 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Radio check. Over. [No answer.]
003:28:10 Collins (onboard): Okay, Buzz, how am I doing on the checklist?
003:28:11 McCandless: Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston. Radio check. Over. [No answer.]
003:29:20 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Radio check. Over.
003:29:24 Aldrin: [Very faint] Roger. Loud and clear.
003:29:26 McCandless: Roger. We're copying you about five-by-two, very weak. Can you give us a status report, please?
003:29:35 Armstrong: Roger. We are docked. We do have acquisition with the High Gain at this time, I think.
003:29:44 McCandless: Understand you are using the High Gain. Over.
003:29:48 Aldrin: That's affirmative.
003:29:51 McCandless: Roger. I read - I read you very loud and clear, Buzz. Mike's pretty weak.
003:30:00 Aldrin: Roger. We've got the High Gain locked on, now, I believe; Auto tracking now.
003:30:05 McCandless: Okay. You're coming in loud and clear, but Mike is just barely readable.
003:30:12 Collins: That was Neil. How are you reading Mike?
003:30:15 McCandless: Loud and clear now, Mike, and we understand that you are docked.
003:30:19 Collins: That's affirmative. [Pause]
003:30:24 Armstrong: Houston, CDR. How do you read [garble]?
003:30:28 McCandless: 11, CDR, loud and clear, Neil.
003:30:30 Armstrong: Okay.
This is Apollo Control. Apollo 11's velocity now 21,096 feet per second [6,430 m/s]. Distance from Earth, 6,649 nautical miles [12,314 km].
003:32:40 McCandless: 11, this is Houston. Over.
003:32:44 Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. Go ahead.
003:32:46 McCandless: Roger. When you commented on quad Bravo problem at separation, you were a little weak. Could you go through what you did after you noticed the talkback's barber pole again, please?
003:33:20 McCandless: We copied the - the primary and secondary propellant talkbacks on SM RCS quad Bravo 1 to barber pole on separation.
003:33:30 Aldrin: Roger. Roger. That is affirmative, and we moved that switch to the Open position and they went back to gray. Over.
003:33:39 McCandless: Roger.
AS11-36-5317 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5318 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing eastern Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5319 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5320 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5321 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5322 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5323 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing northwestern part of the US, Canada and Greenland. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5324 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing the US, Canada and Greenland. Western Europe visible to the far right. Image by LPI
This is Apollo Control. We're 34 minutes away from extraction of the Lunar Module from its adapter in the third stage of the Saturn.
The crew has started pressurizing the LM.
003:37:51 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.
003:37:56 Aldrin: Roger, Houston. Apollo 11. Go ahead.
003:37:58 McCandless: Roger. Could you give us some comments on how the transposition and docking went? Over.
003:38:07 Collins: I thought it went pretty well, Houston, although I expect I used more gas than I've been using in the simulator. The turnaround maneuver - I went Pitch, Accel Command and started to pitch up, and then when I put the Manual Attitude, Pitch back to Rate Command, for some reason it - it stopped its pitch rate, and I had to go back to Accel Command and hit what I thought was an extra Proceed on the DSKY. Then, during the course of that, we drifted slightly further away from the S-IVB than I expected. I expected to be out about 66 feet. My guess would be I was around 100 or so; and therefore, I expect I used a bit more coming back in. But, except for using a little more gas - and I'd be interested in your numbers on that - everything went nominally.
003:38:53 McCandless: This is Houston. Roger. We copy.
That was Mike Collins giving the description on the transposition and docking.
003:43:50 Collins: Rog. We're working on the pressurization of the LM now, and working off the decal with CSM-LM pressure equalization. And we're down to step 13, where we're waiting for the cabin pressure to be 5, or it should be roughly 5 [psi, 34 kPa], before we turn the Repress package O2 valve to Fill. Instead of 5, we're running about 4.4. Over.
003:44:16 McCandless: Roger. Stand by a second. [Long pause.]
003:44:55 Collins: And Houston, Apollo 11. We did put the Repress package O2 valve to Fill momentarily there at step 13, and we have filled the bottles back up partially. What's the pressure reading there now, Neil?
003:45:17 Collins: We have about 450 psi [3.1 MPa] now in the - in the three 1-pound bottles.
003:45:23 McCandless: Roger. Stand by a second, please.
003:45:25 Collins: Roger. Standing by. And the Repress package valve is now in the Off position. What's the cabin pressure now, Buzz? Cabin pressure's now 4.5. [Long pause.]
At 3 hours, 46 minutes, velocity is 18,917 feet per second [5,766 m/s]. Distance from Earth, 9,002 nautical miles [16,672 km].
003:47:49 Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. We think these readings are within normal tolerances. We just wanted to get your concurrence before we press down any further with these decals.
003:48:28 Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. How do you read?
003:48:32 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Go ahead.
003:48:35 Aldrin: Rog. LM looks to be in pretty fine shape. About all we can see from here.
003:48:43 McCandless: Okay. In reference to your question on this step 13 on the decal, I understand that you have used up the contents of the Repress O2 package and at that time, instead of being up to 5 psi, you were reading 4.4. Is that correct?
003:49:07 Collins: Okay. 4.4. Yes sir.
003:49:11 McCandless: Okay. And you want to know if you can go ahead and use additional oxygen to bring the Command Module up to 5.0 and continue the equalization? Over.
003:49:20 Collins: Yes. We think it's within normal tolerances, Bruce. We just wanted to get your concurrence before we press on with this procedure.
003:49:33 McCandless: Roger, Apollo 11. Go ahead.
003:49:37 Collins: Okay. We're pressing on with the procedure.
003:49:40 McCandless: And 11, Houston. We have a request for you. On the Service Module secondary propellant fuel pressurization valve: as a precautionary measure, we'd like you to momentarily cycle the four switches to the Close position and then release. As you know, we have no TM or talkback on these valve positions, and it's conceivable that one of them might also have been moved into a different position by the shock of separation. Over.
003:50:11 Collins: Okay. Good idea. That's being done.
003:50:14 McCandless: Houston. Roger. Out.
003:50:29 McCandless: Apollo 11, Houston. We're doing a non-propulsive vent on the booster at the present time. You may see some sort of a cloud coming out of it. And when you're ready, I have your evasive maneuver PAD.
003:50:44 Armstrong: Rog, And it's coming out.
003:50:48 McCandless: Roger. Out.
003:50:50 Aldrin: It's a haze. It's going by toward our minus-X direction, and several small particles are moving along with it. The actual velocity is fairly high - at least it appears to be high. And we've got an O2 high [alarm] - flow high right now.
003:51:13 McCandless: Houston. Roger. Out.
003:53:05 Armstrong: And Houston, you might be interested that out my left-hand window right now, I can observe the entire continent of North America, Alaska, over the Pole, down to the Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba, northern part of South America, and then I run out of window.
003:53:27 McCandless: Roger, we copy.
That was Neil Armstrong with that report.
AS11-36-5325 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module showing the US and Canada on the left, Greenland at the top, Western Europe and North Africa on the far right. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5326 - Partial view of Earth behind the Lunar Module, taken at a distance of about 18,700 km or 10,100 nautical miles. It shows the US and Canada on the left, Greenland at the top, Western Europe and North Africa on the far right. Image by LPI
003:57:12 Aldrin: Hay, Houston, Apollo 11. All 12 latches are locked.
003:57:16 McCandless: Roger. 11, this is Houston. Understand 12 latches locked.
That was Buzz Aldrin reporting that all 12 of the latches in the docking mechanism had locked.
003:59:03 McCandless: 11, Houston. Whenever you're possessed of a free moment there, we've got this Evasive Maneuver PAD.
003:59:12 Aldrin: Okay.
003:59:20 Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 11 is ready to copy.
003:59:24 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Evasive Maneuver: SPS G&N; 63481, plus 0.95, minus 0.20; GETI 004:40:01.00; plus 0005.1, plus all balls, plus 0019.0; roll is your option; pitch, 213, 357; Noun 44 is NA; Delta-VT is 0019.7, 0:03, 0015.2. The rest of the PAD is NA. No ullage. LM weight, 33290. Readback. Over.
004:01:23 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Standing by for your readback. Over. [No answer.]
004:02:06 McCandless: 11, Houston. Do you read? Over. [No answer.]
004:02:25 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Do you read? Over.
004:02:31 Aldrin: All of a sudden there, we had a little click, and the signal strength began to start dropping off. Your transmissions were cut off very abruptly. How do you read now?
004:02:42 McCandless: Roger. Loud and clear. We had a handover to Madrid about the time I was - I guess halfway through the PAD. If you could give me the last value you read, I'll pick up there. Over.
004:02:52 Aldrin: Okay. Start with Delta-VZ. Over.
004:02:56 McCandless: Roger. Delta-VZ is plus 0019.0; roll, your option; pitch, 213, 357; and Noun 44 is NA. Delta-VT 0019.7, 0:03, 0015.2. The rest of the PAD is NA, and no ullage. LM weight 33290. Read back. Over.
004:03:41 Aldrin: Roger, Houston. Evasive Maneuver, SPS G&N; 63481, plus 0.95, minus 0.20; 004:40:01.00; plus 0005.1, plus all zeros, plus 0019.0; roll, crew option, 213, 357; NA; 0019.7, 0:03, 0015.2; no ullage; LM weight, 33290. Over.
004:04:27 McCandless: 11, this is Houston. Readback correct. Out.
This is Apollo Control at 4 hours, 4 minutes. Apollo 11's velocity now is 17,014 feet per second [5,186 m/s]. Its distance from Earth, 11,753 nautical miles [21,767 km]. We're about 5 minutes away from ejection of the Lunar Module and about 35 minutes away from this evasive maneuver. The ignition time on the evasive maneuver: an elapsed time of 4 hours, 40 minutes, 1 second. It will be a Service Propulsion System burn of 3 seconds duration. Delta-V 19.7 feet per second [6 m/s].
This is Apollo Control at 4 hours, 34 minutes. Apollo 11's velocity is 14,972 feet per second [4,563 m/s]. Its distance from Earth is 15,895 nautical miles [29,438 km]. Spacecraft weight: 96,760.9 pounds [43,890 kg]. We're about 5 minutes away from the evasive maneuver that will ensure there will be no problems of re-contact between the spacecraft and the S-IVB stage of the launch vehicle.
004:37:40 McCandless: 11, Houston. Your systems are looking good. We're standing by for the burn.
The duration of this burn will be 3 seconds. Delta-V, 19.7 feet per second [6 m/s].
004:40:42 Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. Could you confirm that pitch gimbal motor number 1 turned off? We just shut all four off, and we got a questionable indication on the ECS on pitch 1.
004:41:01 McCandless: Roger. Stand by a second. [Long pause.]
004:41:22 Collins: [Faint] Houston, did you copy our residuals?
004:41:24 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Stand by, please.
004:41:33 Collins: Go ahead, Houston. You copy our residuals?
004:41:37 McCandless: Roger. We got 0.0 and 0.2, it looks like.
004:41:42 Armstrong: We had 0.1 while ago. It's - just went to 0.2.
004:41:46 McCandless: (Laughing) Okay.
004:41:47 Collins: That EMS Delta-V counter is minus 4.0.
004:41:51 McCandless: Minus 4.0. Roger.
004:41:54 Collins: And how about pitch gimbal 1? Can you confirm that Off?
004:41:57 McCandless: Can you stand by just a second on that? At the present time we cannot confirm it Off. We saw a current drop indicating that several gimbal motors had gone off. We'll be back with you in just a second on it. Over.
004:42:10 Collins: Okay. If necessary, we can recycle it.
004:43:47 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. If you go ahead and cycle pitch gimbal motor number 1 On and then Off and give us a Mark, and we'll tell you what we see. Over.
004:43:54 Collins: Okay, fine. It's coming back on. Ready.
004:44:01 Collins: Mark.
004:44:04 Collins: And it's going back off. Ready.
004:44:06 Collins: Mark.
004:44:07 Collins: And that time we got an onboard indication, Houston. Thank you a lot.
004:44:12 McCandless: Roger. We confirm that it is Off.
This is Apollo Control at 4 hours, 44 minutes. A news conference at Kennedy Space Center is about to begin. We will take down the live circuits and tape air to ground during this news conference, play it back after the conference. This is Mission Control, Houston.
004:49:33 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.
004:49:36 Aldrin: Roger. Go ahead, Houston. Apollo 11.
004:49:38 McCandless: Roger. We're going to go ahead and enable the S-IVB for the slingshot maneuver. The LOX dump will start about 12 minutes from now. Over.
004:49:49 Aldrin: Okay, LOX dump about - I guess that'll make it about [GET 5 hours and] 01, huh?
004:49:57 McCandless: Right. I'll try to give you a little closer update as we approach it.
004:50:01 Aldrin: Alrighty. [Long pause.]
004:50:53 McCandless: And, 11, for you information, the magnitude of Midcourse Correction number 1, if we burn, looks like about 17 feet per second [5.2 m/s]. We're presently considering not burning it. This would make midcourse correction 2 tomorrow about 21.3 [fps, 6.5 m/s]. Over.
004:51:18 Armstrong: That sounds good to us.
004:51:19 McCandless: Roger. You're looking good down here. [Long pause.]
004:52:19 Armstrong: Well, we didn't have much time, Houston, to talk to you about our views out the window when we were preparing for LM ejection; but up to that time, we had the entire northern part of the lighted hemisphere visible including North America, the North Atlantic and Europe and Northern Africa. We could see that the weather was good all - just about everywhere. There was one cyclonic depression in Northern Canada, in the Athabaska - probably east of Athabaska area. Greenland was clear, and it appeared to be we were seeing just the icecap in Greenland. All North Atlantic was pretty good; and Europe and Northern Africa seemed to be clear. Most of the United States was clear. There was a low - looked like a front stretching from the center of the country up across north of the Great Lakes and into Newfoundland.
004:53:24 McCandless: Uh, roger. We copy.
004:53:28 Collins: I didn't know what I was looking at, but I sure did like it.
004:53:31 McCandless: Okay. I guess the view must be pretty good from up there. We show you just roughly somewhere around 19,000 miles [35,000 km] out now.
004:53:43 Aldrin: I didn't have much outside my window.
004:53:49 McCandless: We'll get you into the PTC one of these days, and you take turns looking.
004:57:35 Collins: Houston, Apollo 11. We're - We've completed our maneuver to observe the slingshot attitude, but we don't see anything - no Earth and no S-IVB.
004:57:48 McCandless: Roger. Stand by. In GET, I have a LOX dump start time for you. It's supposed to start at 5 plus 03 plus 07, and stop at 5 plus 04 plus 55. Ullage burn starts at 5 plus 37 plus 47, stops at 5 plus 42 plus 27. Over.
004:58:26 Collins: Roger, thank you.
005:00:48 McCandless: 11, Houston.
005:00:51 Collins: Go ahead, Houston.
005:00:53 McCandless: Roger. We now recommend the following attitude: roll 307.0, pitch 354.0, yaw 019.5. And the LOX dump has already been enabled, so we can't hold it off any longer.
005:01:14 Collins: That's okay. Go ahead. We'll maneuver around to 307, 354, and 19 and a half. Thank you sir.
005:01:21 Collins: Roger. [Long pause.]
005:01:42 McCandless: 11, Houston. It doesn't look to us like you'll be able to make it around to this observation attitude in 2 minutes. We recommend that you save the fuel. Over.
005:01:54 Collins: Okay, Houston. We've - you got to us just a little late. Our maneuver's already begun, so it's going to cost us about the same amount of fuel to stop it, no matter where we stop it, and we may as well keep going.
This is Apollo Control at 5 hours, 11 minutes into the mission. The S-IVB slingshot maneuver was completed about 5 minutes ago. Designed to put the third stage of the launch vehicle into a trajectory that will take it behind the trailing edge of the Moon and then into a solar orbit. The crew did not witness this maneuver. The Command Module was not in the proper attitude where they could see the S-IVB at the time. We've advised the crew that we do not believe that we'll do the first midcourse correction. That we'll wait for midcourse correction 2 tomorrow and expect a Delta-V to be performed in that maneuver of about 21.3 feet per second [6.5 m/s]. We've also had some other brief transmissions including, eh, comments from Neil Armstrong on the view out the window, and a weather report on the part of the world he can see. We have the tape of these transmissions that have occurred during the news conference at the Cape. We'll play that for you now and catch up live.
005:12:58 McCandless: Apollo 11, this is Houston. Over.
005:13:03 Collins: Go ahead.
005:13:05 McCandless: Roger. If you'll give us Accept and stay in P00, we'll set your trunnion bias to zero. And, I have a plan for balancing your oxygen cryos. Over.
005:13:19 Collins: You got it.
005:13:21 McCandless: Roger. [Pause.]
005:13:26 Aldrin: Houston, Apollo 11. We've got the, uh, what appears to be the S-IVB in sight, at, oh, I'd estimate a couple of miles away. It's at our number 5 window and the dump appears to be coming out of two radially opposite directions from the S-IVB.
005:13:51 McCandless: Roger. They're continuing with the non-propulsive vent from the liquid oxygen tank. It would be radially opposite, there. And Booster tells me it's the continuous vent system. They're also dumping a small amount of fuel at this time. We've got about 23½ minutes or so until the APS burn. Over.
005:14:25 Aldrin: Roger. [Long pause.]
005:14:46 McCandless: 11, Houston. We have a recommended configuration for your Cryo switches to even up the load between oxygen tanks 1 and 2. Over.
005:14:55 SC: [Faint]
005:14:59 McCandless: Okay. You're coming in very weakly there. We're recommending O2 tank 1 heater Off, O2 tank 2 heater to Auto, O2 tanks 1 and 2 fans both Off, H1 - H2 tank 1 heaters to Auto, and H2 tank 2 heaters to Off. Over.
005:15:33 Aldrin: Rog. We have that except the last one was H2 fans to Off. Is that affirm? [Long pause.]
005:15:46 MCC speaker: H2...
005:15:49 Armstrong: We have - the configuration we have now is, Hydrogen heaters: we got 1 Auto, 2 Off. Oxygen heaters; 1 Off, 2 Auto. And we have all the fans Off.
005:16:02 McCandless: This is Houston. Roger. We concur. Out. [Pause.]
005:16:13 McCandless: Eleven, this is Houston. We've completed the trunnion zero bias setting. You can retrieve the computer and go to Block.
005:16:23 Collins: Roger that. Thank you.
005:19:21 McCandless: Eleven, this is Houston. With this maneuvering to observe the slingshot, I guess we missed copying your LM/CM Delta-P reading. Over.
005:19:33 Collins: Stand by. We'll give you a reading.
005:19:35 McCandless: Roger. [Long pause.]
005:19:47 Collins: Right now, reading 0.2, Bruce.
005:19:49 McCandless: Roger. 0.2. [Pause.]
005:20:00 McCandless: Okay, Mike. And could you verify that your waste compartment valve is in Vent, there?
005:20:12 Collins: Roger. Waste compartment valve has been in Vent for, oh, I guess, 45 minutes or so.
005:20:17 McCandless: Roger. We copy. [Long pause.]
005:20:31 Collins: If we're late in answering you, it's because we're munching sandwiches.
005:20:36 McCandless: Roger. I wish I could do the same here.
005:20:40 Collins: Ah, don't leave the console!
005:20:42 McCandless: Don't worry, I won't.
005:20:47 Collins: Flight doesn't like it. [Pause.]
This is Apollo Control at 5 hours, 22 minutes. We're back live now. The Delta-P you heard discussed is the difference in pressure between the LM and the Command Module cabin pressure. Apollo 11 coming up on 22,000 [nautical] miles [41,000 km] distance from the Earth now. Velocity, 12,914 feet per second [3,936 m/s].
005:23:41 Armstrong: Houston, 11.
005:23:44 McCandless: Go ahead, 11.
005:23:48 Armstrong: Down in the Control Center you might want to join us in wishing Dr. George Mueller a happy birthday.
005:23:55 McCandless: Roger. We're standing by for your birthday greeting. [Pause.]
005:24:05 Armstrong: I think today is also the birthday of California, and I believe they are 200 years old, and we send them a happy birthday. And I think it's Dr. Mueller's birthday also, and don't think he's that old. [Pause.]
005:24:25 McCandless: Roger. We copy. I'm looking back in the viewing room right now. I don't see him back there.
005:24:33 Armstrong: He may not be back from the Cape yet. [Pause.]
005:24:43 McCandless: Roger. I believe Dr. Mueller is on his way back from the Cape. We'll relay his greetings for you.
005:28:18 McCandless: Eleven, this is Houston. Over.
005:28:22 Aldrin: Go ahead, Houston.
005:28:24 McCandless: Roger. At your convenience, we'd like to get a waste-water dump to 5 per cent remaining. After completion of this one, the next waste-water dump will be at about GET equal to 25 hours. Over.
005:28:42 Armstrong: Coming on right now.
005:28:44 McCandless: Roger.
This is Apollo Control at 5 hours, 31 minutes into the mission. Apollo 11's velocity now 12,637 feet per second [3,852 m/s]. Distance from Earth, 22,971 [nautical] miles [42,542 km]. The spacecraft weight, 96,573 pounds [43,805 kg].
This is Apollo Control at 5 hours, 55 minutes. Apollo 11's velocity, 11,970 feet per second [3,648 m/s]. Distance from Earth, 25,671 nautical miles [47,543 km].
005:58:35 Collins: Houston, Apollo 11.
005:58:38 McCandless: Go ahead, 11.
005:58:40 Collins: Roger. Do you have any update for the roll, pitch and yaw angles on the top of page 37 in the Flight Plan, or are they still good?
005:58:48 McCandless: That's for the optics calibration?
005:58:51 Collins: Yes, sir.
005:58:53 McCandless: Yes, indeed. I'll give them to you in just a second here. [Long pause.]
005:59:18 McCandless: Roger, 11. For the optics calibration, I've got 346.5 for roll, 345.0 for pitch, and 007.8 for yaw. The pen-and-ink attitude corrections in your book for P23 are good. Over. [Pause.]
005:59:50 Collins: Okay. Thank you.
005:59:55 McCandless: And we're going to hand over to Hawaii in about 5 or 6 seconds, here. We'll have a momentary Comm dropout.