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Shooting Earth rise (Transcript)
December 24, 1968 -- Day 4

Borman: Oh my God! Look at that picture over there! Here's the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty.

Anders: Hey, don't take that, it's not scheduled.

Borman: (laughing) You got a color film, Jim?

Anders: Hand me that roll of color quick, will you...

Lovell: Oh man, that's great!

Anders: Hurry. Quick.

Borman: Gee.

Lovell: It's down here?

Anders: Just grab me a color. That color exterior. Hurry up!

Anders: Got one?

Lovell: Yes, I'm looking for one. C 368.

Anders: Anything, quick.

Lovell: Here.

Anders: Well, I think we missed it.

Lovell: Hey, I got it right here!

Anders: Let me get it out this window. It's a lot clearer.

Lovell: Bill, I got it framed. It's very clear right here. You got it?

Anders: Yes.

Borman: Well, take several of them.

Lovell: Take several of them! Here, give it to me.

Anders: Wait a minute, let's get the right setting, here now. Just calm down.

Borman: Calm down, Lovell.

Lovell: Well, I got it ri.... Oh, that's a beautiful shot. 250 at f:11.

Anders: Okay.

Lovell: Now vary the exposure a little bit.

Anders: I did. I took two of them.

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