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Staying on schedule (Transcript)
December 24, 1968 -- Day 4

Lovell: Well, did you guys ever think that one Christmas you'd be orbiting the moon? I say, one Christmas eve you'd be orbiting the moon?

Anders: Just hope we're not doing it on New Year's.

Lovell: Hey, hey, don't talk like that, Bill. Think positive.

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