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MSC- 06802 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 



APOLLO 16 

TECHNICAL AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Prepared by 
Test Division 
Apollo Spacecraft Program Office 




MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 

HOUSTON/TEXAS 
April 1972 



S 



INTRODUCTION 



This document is the transcription of the technical air-to-ground 
(TAG) voice communications of the Apollo l6 mission. The transcript is 
divided into three columns — time, speaker, and text. The time column 
consists of four two-digit pairs for days, hours, minutes, and seconds 
(e.g., Oh 22 U5 12). All times are in Apollo elapsed time (AET) which 
is true mission elapsed time. The speaker column indicates the source 
of a transmission; the text column contains the verbatim transcript of 
the communications. 

The time used hy Mission Control Center (MCC) and indicated as 
ground-elapsed time (GET) in the flight plan may he updated to both the 
spacecraft and MCC computers but will not he updated to the telemetry 
downlink pulse- code-modulated bitstream or other time-recording devices. 
This GET updating will be performed only to correct significant changes 
in the flight-plan time occurring as the result of delayed lift-off, 
midcourse corrections, or spacecraft burn-time differences (trajectory 
dispersions ) . 

Should these updates occur, the Apollo elapsed time (the true 
mission-elapsed time) used in this transcript may not agree with flight- 
plan and MCC times. Users of this transcript are cautioned to apply the 
appropriate time corrections for the updated periods. 

Communications recorded from the primary communications network 
(GOSS net l) comprise the bulk of this transcript. During periods when 
the lunar module (LM) and command module (CM) are physically separated, 
it is occasionally required that communications with both spacecraft be 
available simultaneously. To accomplish this, another communications 
network (GOSS net 2) is activated. At such times, this transcript will 
include the simultaneous but separate communications. To indicate the 
period of GOSS net 2 usage, a heavy dark line will be used alongside the 
time column. 

A series of three dots (...) is used to designate those portions of 
the text that could not be transcribed because of garbling. A series of 
three asterisks (***) is used to designate those portions of the text 
that could not be transcribed because of clipping caused by the voice- 
actuated (VOX) mode. One dash (-) is used to indicate a speaker's pause 
or a self-interruption Bind subsequent completion of a thought. Two 

dashes ( ) are used to indicate an interruption by another speaker or 

the point at which a recording was abruptly terminated. Words given 
unusual emphasis by the speaker are underlined. 



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The Apollo 16 mission was flown A 
occurred at 17:5-+:00.57 G.m.t. {l2:5k: 

Speakers in the transcript nay be 

Spacecraft : 

CDR Commander 

CMP Command module pilot 

IMP Lunar module pilot 

SC Unidentified crewmember 

MS Multiple speakers 

Mission Control Centers: 
CC 
MCC 

LCC 

F 

S 

Remote sites : 
AB 
CT 

TIC 

P-l, P-2, etc. 

S-l, S-2, etc. 

R-l, R-2, etc. 



iril 16 to 27, 1972; lift-off 
O.57 p.m. e.s.t.) on April 16. 

identified as follows. 
John W. Young 

Thomas K. (Ken) Mattingly II 
Charles (Charlie) M. Duke, Jr. 



Capsule communicator (CAP COKM) 

Unidentified speaker, other than 
CC , in the Mission Operations 
Control Room or a Staff Support 
Room 

Launch Control Center 
Flight director 
Surgeon 

Airboss (Recovery aircraft) 

Communications technician 
(COMM TECH) 

USS Ticondercga 

Photographic helicopters 

Swim teams 

Recovery helicopters 



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When the CDR and LMP are in the undocked lunar module or on the 

during this mission were assigned in accordance wi th the 

«+«+lon aerating procedures: "For all phases when only thej.CSM is 
station oper atlng proc ^ ^ ^ vehicles 

SSS: Se fol eVafl wm be Casper for the CSM and Orion for the 
£T Tne calls for the CDR and IMP during lunar surface operations will 
be the individual crew's first names." 

Transcription of these tapes was managed hy James L . Gibbons , 
Test teTsZn, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, to whom inquiries 
regarding this document should be referred. 

ACRONYM LIST 



Because specialized readers of the Apollo 16 Jf* 
as thfprincipal investigators, may not be thoroughly familiar with 
?he acronyms used during the mission, the decision was made to define 
£hose Ic^nyms that probably will be encountered. For obvious reasons, 
no It tnl Ts made to include every acronym that conceivably could be 
u^e^f only thosTacronyms that are considered likely to be used are 
included here. 

Abort electronics assembly 




ALFMED 

ALSD 

ALSEP 

AOS 

AOT 

AP 

APS 

ARIA 
ARS 



Abort guidance system 

Apollo light-flash moving-emulsion detector 

Apollo lunar-surface drill 

Apollo lunar-surface experiments package 

Acquisition of signal (or of site) 

Alinement optical telescope 

Alpha particle (spectrometer) 

Auxiliary propulsion system (S-IVB) or ascent propulsion 
system (LM) 

Apollo range instrumentation aircraft 
Atmosphere revitalization system 



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ASE Active seismic experiment 

ATCA Attitude/translation control assembly 

BEF . Blunt end forward 

BMAG Body-mounted attitude gyro 

BSLSS Buddy secondary life-support system 

CM Command module 

CMC Command module computer 

COAS Crew optical alinement sight 

CP Control point 

CSC Close-up stereo camera or contingency sample collection 

CSM Command and service module 

CWEA Caution and warning electronics assembly 

DAC Data acquisition camera 

DAP Digital autopilot 

DEDA Data entry and display assembly 

DET Digital event timer 

DOI Descent orbit insertion 

DPS Descent propulsion system 

DRT Dome removal tool 

DSE Data storage equipment (CM) 

DSEA Data storage equipment assembly (LM) 

DSKY Display and keyboard 

DTO Detailed test objective 

ECS Environmental control system 



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Entry interface 


EMS 


Entry monitor system 


EMU 


Extravehicular mobility unit 


EPS 


Electrical power system 


ETB 


Equipment transfer "bag 


EVA 


Extravehicular activity 


EVP 


Extravehicular transfer 


FDAI 


Flight director attitude indicator 


G&C 


Guidance and control 


GCTA 


Ground-commanded television assembly 


GDC 


Gyro display coupler 


GET 


Ground- elapsed time 


GETI 


Ground-elapsed time of ignition 


HGA 


High-gain antenna 


HFE 


Heat flow experiment 


HTC 


Handtool carrier 


IMU 


Inertial measurement unit 


IP 


Initial point 


IPI 


Integrated position indicator 


ISA 


Interim stowage assembly 


TIT 

IU 


JLnSTjJrUulSILT* Lull Ij 


IVT 


Intravehicular transfer 


LCG 


Liquid-cooled garment 


LCRU 


Lunar communications relay unit 



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LEB 


Lover equipment bay 


LEC 


Lunar equipment conveyor 


LEVA 


Lunar extravehicular visor assembly 


LGC 


Lunar module guidance computer 


LM 


Lunar module 


LOI 


Lunar orbit insertion 


LOPC 


Lunar orbit plane change 


LOS 


Loss of signal (or of site) 


LPD 


Landing point designator 


LRRR 


Laser ranging ret rore fleet or (also LB cubed) 


LRV 


Lunar roving vehicle 


LSM 


Lunar surface magnetometer 


MC 


Mapping camera 


MCC 


Mission Control Center or midcourse correction 


MEED 


Microbial ecology evaluation device 


MESA 


Modular equipment stowage assembly 


MET 


Mission event timer 


MSFN 


Manned Space Flight Network 


MTVC 


Manual thrust vector control 


OID 


Octal identifier 


OPS 


Oxygen purge system 


ORDEAL 


Orbital rate display earth and lunar 


PC 


Panoramic camera 


PDI 


Powered descent initiation 


PGA 


Pressure garment assembly 



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PGNCS 


Primary guidance, navigation, and control system (CM) 


PONS 


Primary guidance and navigation system (LM) 


PI 


Principal investigator 


PIPA 


Pulsed integrating pendulous accelerometer 


PLS6 


Portable life-support system 


FED 


Personal radiation dosimeter 


PSE 


Passive seismic experiment 


PTC 


Passive thermal control 


RCS 


Reaction control system 


RCU 


Remote control unit 


REFSMMAT 


Reference to stable member matrix 


RLS 


Radius of landing site 


RTG 


Radioisotopic thermoelectric generator 


SCE 


Signal-conditioning equipment 


SCS 


Stabilization control system 


SECS 


Sequential events control system 


SEP 


Sharp end forward 


SIM 


Scientific instrument module 


SLA 


SM/LM adapter 


SH 


Service module 


SPS 


Service propulsion system 


SRC 


Sample return container 


SWC 


Solar-wind composition 


TEC 


Trans earth coast 



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TBI 


Trans earth injection 


ephem 


Time of ephemerla 


T i S 


Time of ignition 


TLC 


Trans lunar coast 


TLI 


Translunar injection 


TPI 


Terminal phase initiation 


TSB 


Temporary stowage bag 


TVC 


Thrust vector control 


UHF 


Ultrahigh frequency- 


UHT 


Universal handtool 


VHP 


Very high frequency 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
MILA (REV 1) 



s? i 5 8 

S5 ;g E $ 

P Em * WJ 




00 00 00 03 


LIFT-OFF . 


00 00 UU up v/jvi\ 


Yaw program. 


00 00 00 12 CDR 


■RrxTP-r 1 clear the tower. 


00 OU vi/xi 


Roll program. 


00 00 00 15 cc 


ra«,ro-r- -mil You have good thrust in all five. 

KOgSlj run • j. via o w 


00 00 00 18 CDR 




_ rtrt on (TDR 
00 00 uu tu 


Pitch program. 


00 00 00 23 CL 


Roger • 


00 00 00 57 sc 




00 00 00 5° o^ 


Stand by for Mode I Bravo . 


00 00 01 00 CDR 




00 00 01 01 cc 


xjta-dw- t 'Rravo Your feet wet now, l6. 


00 00 01 06 CDR 


Roger . 


00 00 01 cc 


16, you're through max q and everything looks good 


00 00 01 56 cc 


Stand by for Mode I Charlie. 


00 00 01 58 CDR 


Roger; we're ... 


00 00 01 59 cc 


MARK. I Charlie. 


00 00 02 06 CDR 


EDS is manual. 


00 00 02 07 CC 


Thank you. 


00 00 02 18 CDR 


Inboard shutdown. 



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00 00 02 29 CC Roger; inboard. You're GO for staging. 

00 00 02 1*5 CDR Staging. 

00 00 02 kl CDR Okay, ignition on the S-II. 

00 00 02 50 CC Roger. 

00 00 02 59 CC Thrust is GO on all five on the S-II. 

00 00 03 lit CDR Second plane SEP light's out. We'll go on time. 

00 00 03 17 CC Roger. 

00 00 03 20 CDR Tower jettison. 

00 00 03 22 CC Roger. And we confirm your skirt SEP. You're 

Mode II now. 

00 00 03 26 CDR Roger. Mode II. 

00 00 03 28 LMP Evaporators on. 

00 00 03 31 CC Roger. Steering has converged. CMC is GO. 

00 00 03 h3 CDR Roger. 

00 00 0k 01 CC 16, Houston. Four minutes; everything looks great 

down here. 

00 00 01* Olf CDR Everything looks good up here, too. 

00 00 01* 07 LMP Hey, Gordy, you ought to see that horizon; just 

gorgeous . 

00 00 0l* 10 CC Roger. 

00 00 05 27 CC l6,_ Houston. Times are nominal. Level sense will 

"be 8 plus 37, and cut-off at 9 plus 19. 

00 00 05 36 CDR Roger. 

00 00 05 51 CC Stand by for S-IVB to C0I capability. 

00 00 05 55 CC MARK. You have it now. 

00 00 05 57 CDR Roger. 



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00 


00 


06 


1*3 


CC 


Stand by for S-IVB to orbit. 


00 


00 


06 


1*6 


CC 


MARK, You have it now. 


00 


00 


06 


U7 


CDR 


Roger . 


00 


00 


06 


51 


LMP 


You got OMNI Delta, GordyT 


00 


00 


06 


53 


CC 


Roger, Charlie. 


00 


00 


07 


1*2 


CDR 


Inboard shutdown on time. 


00 


00 


07 


1*1* 


CC 


Roger; inboard. 


00 


00 


08 


09 


CC 


16, at 8 minutes. Looking good here. 


00 


00 


08 


16 


CDR 


PU shift. 


00 


00 


08 


26 


CC 


16, Houston. We saw the PU shift. Thrust 
good, and you're GO for staging. 


00 


00 


08 


31 


CDR 


Roger . 


00 


00 


08 


1*1 


CC 


You have level sense arm now. 


00 


00 


08 


1+1* 


CDR 


Roger . 


00 


00 


09 


17 


CC 


Stand by for Mode IV capability. 


00 


00 


09 


20 


CC 


MARK. You have Mode IV now. 


00 


00 


09 


22 


CDR 


Okay; there was S-II shutdown. 


00 


00 


09 


26 


CC 


Roger . 


00 


00 


09 


27 


CDR 


And we have S-IVB ignition. 


00 


00 


09 


31 


CC 


And your thrust looks good on the S-IVB. 


00 


00 


09 


31* 


CDR 


Roger . 


00 


00 


10 


28 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston. You're GO for orbit, 
cut-off, 11 plus 1*9. 


00 


00 


10 


31* 


CDR 


Roger; 11: 1*9 • 


00 


00 


11 


1*8 


CDR 


SEC0.. 



00 00 11 1+9 cc 

00 00 11 50 LMP 

00 00 12 00 CDR 

00 00 12 05 CC 

00 00 12 26 CC 

00 00 12 31 CDR 

00 00 12 kO CC 

00 00 13 kk CC 

00 00 Ik 32 CC 

00 00 lit 38 LMP 
00 00 Ih kl CC 
00 00 Ik 58 LMP 

00 00 15 06 CC 
00 00 16 18 CC 

00 00 17 16 CC 
00 00 17 21 LMP 
00 00 17 23 CC 



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Roger . 
Right on. 

Pitch 1 is coming off. 
Roger . 

16, Houston. The range safety system is safe. The 
or "bit is GO. 

Roger. Boy, it's just beautiful up here, looking 
out the window. It's just really fantastic. And 
the thing worked like a gem. 

Sure did. We copy NOUN 62, and your orbit by 
radar is 95 by 90. 

16, Houston. The booster looks good. It's 
reconfigured for orbit. 

16, Houston. The Z-torquing angle will be 
plus 0.06. Over. 

Plus - Roger. Plus 0.06. 

That's correct. 

Okay, Gordy; we're on page 2-11 down through - 
We're getting to installing the C0AS. That MA was 
the transducer; ECS. 

Roger, Charlie. 

Apollo 16, Houston. 



CANARY (REV l) 



Apollo 16 through Canaries. How do you read? 
Okay, you're 5 by, Gordy. 

Okay; we're noticing a possible blockage in the 
primary coolant loop. Would you have John check 
the GLYCOL RESERVOIR BYPASS valve to be sure it's 
OPEN? 



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00 00 IT 36 IMP Roger . ... 

00 00 18 1*8 LMP Hey, Gordy, do you want us to go ahead and - and - 

put the radiators on? 

00 00 18 52 CC Stand by. 

00 00 19 06 CC Charlie, this is Houston. Whatever you just did 

up there got the coolant loop flov back. We'd 
like to watch it for a minute before proceeding. 
Over. 

00 00 19 15 IMP Okay, we're at step 12, page 2-13, configuration 

now with radiators at bypass. We've got the - the 
RESERVOIR BYPASS , OPEN, and the OUTLET and the 
INLET., CLOSED. 

00 00 19 25 CDR Okay, let me tell you what It was, Gordon, I think, 

is the - the OUTLET was - was accident ly OPEN, 
probably at - at some other time, and the - the 
BYPASS was CLOSED and the INLET was - was OPEN. 
That's probably been the indications on the line. 

00 00 19 1*7 CC Roger. Understand. 

00 00 19 57 CDR We're coming up over Africa now, Gordon, and it 

really is a spectacular view. 

00 00 20 03 CC Roger. I wish I was there with you. 

00 00 20 07 CDR I guess we're - we're just over the Canaries looking 

down at those little islands, and that sure is 
something . 

00 00 20 36 CC l6, Houston. You can proceed with the rest of the 

normal ECS configuration. 

00 00 20 1+3 CDR Roger. That's in work. 

00 00 20 59 CC 16, Houston. We're having a - kind of intermittent 

data down here due to a problem with Canaries 
antenna . 

00 00 21 17 CDR Okay, we're gonna put the glycol to the res - to 

the radiators now. 

00 00 21 23 CC Roger. 



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00 00 22 35 CC 

00 00 22 h5 CDR 

00 00 22 50 CC 

00 00 22 5l+ CDR 

00 00 23 03 CC 

00 00 52 07 CC 

00 00 52 12 CMP 

00 00 52 15 CC 

00 00 52 18 LMP 



00 00 52 51 CC 

00 00 52 56 CMP 

00 00 53 07 CC 

00 00 53 lk LMP 

00 00 5^ 19 CDR 

00 00 5k 25 CC 



l6, Houston. Data is back now good, and everything 
looks fine as we come up 20 seconds to LOS . We'll 
see you at Carnarvon at 52:39. 

Roger; 52:39, Gordon. 

Enjoy the view, there. 

Well, we're just starting to come into darkness 
now, and the sunset is just as beautiful as always 
in this space business. 

Roger . 



CARNARVON (REV l) 



Apollo 16, Houston through Canar - Carnarvon. Over. 
Hey there, Houston. Read you loud and clear. 
You're loud and clear also. 

Okay, Gordy. We're down through - on page 2-17, 
P52, and everything is copacetic on all the steps 
up to that point, and I'll let Ken - Well, I've 
got the numbers here. He marked on stars 23 and 30. 
It was NOUN 05 with all balls. Torquing angles 
were plus 0l*0, plus 031, plus 0U5, and we torqued 
them at 38 : i+0 . Over. 

Okay, Charlie. We got that. 

And that torquing angle was just super. And you 
can even see stars. 

Very good. 

Man, this is really something, Gordy. 

Hey, Gordon. Let me tell you a little bit about 
the ride. 

Okay, stand by 1, John. We're discussing the 
booster data here. 



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00 00 5k 32 CDR Okay. Pressures look good up here. 

00 00 5^ 37 CC Roger. 

00 00 56 15 CC John, this is Houston. If - if there is nothing 

startling to report about the ride, we'd rather hold 
off. We're watching - we're evaluating a need for 
a possible IU NAV update, and also we're seeing 
some pressure - overpressure in APS module number 2. 
We'll give you a full story on that over Honeysuckle. 

00 00 56 1*1 CDR Okay, I - No, there's nothing really spectacularly 

different to report on the ride. We'll hold off on 
that . 

00 00 56 51 CC Okay. 

HONEYSUCKLE (REV l) 

00 01 02 03 CC Apollo 16, Houston through Honeysuckle. Over. 

00 01 02 07 LMP Go ahead, Gordon. 

00 01 02 09 CC Okay. I'll give you all the story on the APS 

module problem. Evidently APS module number 2, 
which is our one on top of the vehicle, the one 
that would cause you to pitch away from the Earth; 
the primary helium regulator there has failed to 
the backup, and the backup isn't regulating prop- 
erly. Kormally, it should hold around 190 psi. 
This pressurizes both fuel and oxidizer. And it 
has gradually increased now up around the 320 range. 
And there's a relief valve which will relieve helium 
pressure at 325 and reseat when the pressure gets 
down to 225. There should be a gradual loss of 
helium. We'll have a better hack at the States 
pass as to when you could expect a deplete. But 
should you lose control in orbit, go to the proce- 
dure on L/2-10 for service module RCS control of 
the S-IVB. Over. 



00 01 03 11 LMP 



Roger . 



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00 01 03 52 CC 16, we're just about to LOS. The pressure shows 

right - in fact, a little bit above the release 
pressure. We'll have to wait till the States to 
get a real good handle on how it's gonna deplete. 
Over . 

00 01 0k 06 IMP Roger. 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

STATESIDE PASS (REV l) 

00 01 31 Oh LMP Okay, Houston. How are you doing? 

00 01 31 21 CDR Houston, 16. Over. 

00 01 31 23 CC Roger, l6. Loud and clear. Go ahead. 

00 01 31 25 CDR Okay. You're 5 by. The coastline is under us. 

It's beautiful, and we're standing by for some 
words. The spacecraft has been holding attitude, 
just perfect in pitch. 

00 01 31 39 CC Okay, John. We'll take a look at the APS module 

here. 

00 01 31 ^3 CDR Okay. 

00 01 31 kh LMP Gordy, why the late acquisition? 

00 01 33 kB LMP Houston, l6. Over. 

00 01 33 50 CC Go ahead, 16. 

00 01 33 52 LMP Okay, how are you coming on the pads, Gordy? 

00 01 33 59 CC Okay, I'm ready with the TLI plus 90 and the P37 

for lift-off plus 8. We're putting together a 
story and looking at the APS module. No immediate 
action is necessary, so let's get the pads out of 
the way. 

00 01 3k 08 LMP Okay, fine. Go ahead. 

00 01 3h 13 CC Okay, TLI plus 90, SPS/G&N; the weight is 66973; 

minus 0.5*+, plus 1.89; time of ignition is 
00U: 03: 18.55; minus 0356.2, plus four balls 1, 
plus 3600.7; 181, 23k, 002; HA is NA; HP, plus 
0018.9; 36l8.3, 5:0U, 3602.0; sextant star is 26, 
073. h.. Stand by 1. We got a handover coming up; 
I'll get the rest in a minute. 



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00 01 36 12 CC Charlie, this is Houston. How do you read now? 

00 01 36 15 LMP Okay, 5/5 Gordy. Go ahead. 

00 01 36 18 CC Okay, shaft was 073. k, trunnion, 15.1; foresight 

star 037, up 25.7, right 2.9; minus 21.31, 
minus 165.00; 1093.2, 3U867; and 0.05g time is 
023:08:28. Sirius and Rigel; 317, 108, 005. No 
ullage. Go ahead. 

00 01 37 17 LMP Okay, TLI plus 90, SPS/G&N; 66973; minus O.5I1, 

plus 1.89; 001+ : 03: 18. 55; ni nus 0356.2, plus four 
halls 1, plus 3600.7; l8l, 23^, 002; HA is NA; 
plus 0018.9; 36l8.3, 5: Ok, 3602.0; 26, 073.^ 
15. 1; 037, 025.7 — correction — that's up 25.7, 
right 2.9; minus 21.31, minus 165.OO; 1093.2 
3U867; 023:08:28. Sirius and Rigel; 317, 108, 
005. No ullage. 

00 01 38 09 CC Okay, readback correct. Ready for lift-off plus t 

00 01 38 13 LMP Speak. 

00 01 38 lk CC 008:00; DELTA-V is 79>*8, minus 165, 022 : 06. Go 

ahead. 

00 01 38 30 LMP Roger. P37 for lift-off plus 8: 008:00, 79I+8, 

minus 165 , 022 :06, and ready for TLI. 

00 01 38 1+0 CC Okay, readback correct, and TLI pad time base 6 

predict: 2:23:57; attitude 179, 113, 000; burn 
time is 5:1*3; 10373.0, 35589; SEP attitude is 359, 
lh6, 319; extraction is 301, 326, 0l+l; R £ align 

112.7, 107.2, 57:20, and yaw is 001. Go ahead. 
00 01 39 hk LMP Roger. Give me DELTA-V again. 



00 01 39 1+6 CC DELTA-V C is 10373.0. 



00 01 39 53 LMP Okay, copy. TLI, 2:23:57. 

00 01 39 57 CC Stand by 1, Charlie - - 

00 01 39 58 LMP Okay - - 

00 01 39 59 CC Handover. 



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00 01 1*0 07 CC Okay. Go ahead, Charlie. 

00 01 1*0 10 LMP Okay, 2:23:57; 179, 113, 000; 5^3; 10373.0, 

35589;. 359, lk6, 319; 301, 326, oUl; 112.7, 107.2, 
57:20,, 001. Over. 

00 01 1*0 35 CC Readback is good. 

00 01 1*0 h3 IMP Okay, Gordy - that stateside pass, the part I saw 

was just super. He - the other guys saw Ellington 
as we went over. 

00 01 hO 50 CC How about that? Say, Charlie. Got an update to 

the ORDEAL monitor numbers on page L 2-28 and 29. 

00 01 111 00 LMP Stand by. 

00 01 hi 07 LMP Okay, you speak. 

00 01 1*1 08 CC Okay, we got a - last-minute change. Stand by on 

that. Sorry. 

00 01 1+1 1*5 CC I would like COMMAND MODULE UPTEL, ACCEPT, for a 

new vector. 

00 01 1*1 51 CDR Okay, you got it. 

00 01 1*1 53 CC Okay, and words on the APS module. It appears to 

be operating, not completely normally, but ade- 
quately - that we predict that it will be good 
through TLI and TD&E with no change in procedure. 
Over. 

00 01 1*2 08 CDR Outstanding prediction. 

00 01 1*2 12 CC Okay, and back to what we started earlier, on 

L 2-2-28, Charlie. Opposite 56 minutes, "Slow 
FDAI number 1 to PITCH equal 17," change 17 to l6. 
Over. 

00 01 1*2 28 LMP Okay, go ahead. It was changed to 16. 

00 01 1*2 32 CC And next page , after the ORDEAL start time , change 

that to 57:20 rather than 57 even. 

00 01 1*2 1*2 LMP Okay, ORDEAL start, 57:20. 



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00 01 k2 1+6 CC That's affirmative. And then, "Insure FDAI 

number 1 PITCH equal to 11" rather than 13, inside 
the box there. 

00 01 1+2 58 LMP Okay, at 57 minutes, I've changed that to 57:20 to 

start the ORDEAL and the - insure FDA [sic] num- 
ber 1 pitch is at 11. 

00 01 1+3 08 CC Okay, and then the blank under there - "Maneuver 

to R 2 ignition," attitude is 107 as printed in 
parentheses. 

00 01 1+3 20 LMP Okay, we copy. 

00 01 1+3 23 CC That's good. And the CMC is yours. The up-link 

is complete. 

00 01 1+3 33 CDR Okay, and we're back in BLOCK. 

00 01 1+1+ 28 CMP Okay, Gordy. We ' re standing by with the SECS arm. 

00 01 1+1+ 33 CC Roger. Stand by. Go ahead, we're watching. 

00 01 1+1+ 1+6 CDR Okay, Houston, stand by for the LOGIC. ' 

00 01 1+1+ 50 CC Roger. 

00 01 1+1+ 51 ' CMP Okay, LOGIC l' S going on, up; LOGIC 2, on, up. 

00 01 1+1+ 5*+ CMP MARK. 

00 01 1+5 08 CC Okay, you're GO for pyro arm. 

00 01 1+5 12 CDR Roger. Thank you, sir. 

00 01 1+5 16 CC And I'd like to update a procedure, the APS-module- 

fail procedure - one step in that, just in case the 
prediction is wrong and it does fail to - If you 
can get that page out, I'll give you a short update. 

00 01 1+5 32 CDR Okay, Charlie's got it. 

00 01 1+5 31+ CC Okay, ^ Charlie. In the center of the procedure, it 

says "DSE command burn mode on," cross that 'line 
out. And the one below it says, "If successful, 



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LAUNCH VEHICLE GUIDANCE , IU." And, after the line 
that says "Control pitch and yaw with THC, roll 
with RHC," add "Keep rates below 0.2 degrees per 
second, pitch and yaw; 0.6 degree per second in 
• roll to avoid fighting the other APS module." Over. 

00 01 U6 16 CDR Roger. We understand. 

00 01 U6 19 CC Okay, that's it. 

00 01 U? 16 CC 16, Houston. We're about a minute and a half to 

LOS. No further updates. Everything looks good. 
Canaries should have their antenna fixed, and we 
should he good as we go through their site. Over. 

00 01 hi 31 CDR 16; Roger. 

CANARY (REV 2) 

00 01 50 05 CC 16, Houston through Canary. 

00 01 50 09 CDR Loud and clear, Gordon. 

00 01 50 13 CC Okay, you're a little - a little down in the mud, 

hut I think I can understand you. 

00 01 50 20 CDR Okay. 

00 01 50 22 IMP Gordy, we heard you then even before we got any 

signal strength up. That must have been on VHF, huh? 

00 01 50 30 CC Roger. You're clear hut weak. 

00 01 50 k2 LMP Okay, how do you read now, Gordy? 

00 01 50 U5 CC Loud and clear, Charlie. 

00 01 50 kB LMP Okay, our signal strength is up to max now. 

00 01 50 51 CC Roger. 

00 01 52 56 CC 16, Houston. 

00 01 52 59 LMP Go ahead. Over. 



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00 01 53 00 CC We'd like the H g TANK 3 FANS to AUTO. Over. 

00 01 53 06 MP Roger; H g TANK 3 FANS going to AUTO. 

00 01 51+ 23 CC 16 , Houston. About 30 seconds to LOS. We should 

get - should have you through ARIA at 2:22, a 
couple of minutes later than shown in the Flight 
Plan. Over. 

00 01 5h 33 LMP Roger; understand. 

ARIA 1 (REV 2) 

00 02 22 17 CDR We don't read anything you say, but we'll transmit 

in the blind. 

00 02 22 36 CC Apollo 16 , this is Houston through ARIA. Over. 

00 02 22 hi CDR By gosh, loud and clear there. 

00 02 22 h3 CC And so are you, John. 

00 02 22 56 CC How's everything on board? 

00 02 23 01 CDR Everything looks good here. We're a minute - 

10 minutes and 30 seconds to the burn. 

00 02 23 09 CC Roger. 

00 02 2U 00 CDR Okay, on time for time base 6. 

00 02 2h 03 CC Roger. 

00 02 2h 1+5 CDR Okay, Houston. The S-II SEP light went out on time. 

00 02 2k 50 CC Roger; very good. 

CARNARVON (REV 2) 



00 02 26 36 



CC 



16, this is Houston through Carnarvon now, and the 
APS module is looking good. 



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00 


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26 


U2 


CDR 


l6; Roger. Everything looks normal here. 


00 


02 


26 


^7 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


02 


26 


51 


LMP 


Gordy, one question on the - comment on the primary 
loop. Does it look okay to you guys? 


00 


02 


27 


01 


CC 


Stand by, Charlie. Roger, Charlie. EECOM is 
happy. 


00 


02 


27 


12 


LMP 


Fine. 


00 


02 


28 


17 


CC 


16, Houston. You're GO for TLI. 


00 


02 


28 


21 


CDR 


Roger; GO for TLI. 


00 


02 


31 


06 


CC 


l6, Houston. We're about LOS Carnarvon, handing 
over to ARIA. We'll watch the oooster for you. 
Spacecraft is all yours. 


00 


02 


31 


17 


CDR 


Thank you much. 

ARIA 2 (REV 2) 


00 


02 


33 


50 


CC 


l6, we're showing good thrust on the S-IVB. 


00 


02 


33 


55 


CDR 


Roger. 


00 


02 


3 1 * 


38 


CDR 


One minute; looks good. 


00 


02 


3h 


U2 


CC 


Roger; we're looking good here. 


00 


02 


3h 


55 


CC 


We've seen PU shift; the thrust looks good. 


00 


02 


35 


kk 


CC 


16, Houston. At 2 minutes, looking good. 


00 


02 


35 


h9 


CDR 


Roger. Right on in here. 


00 


02 


35 


55 


CC 


Roger. 



ARIA 3 (REV 2) 



00 02 37 39 



CC 



l6, Houston through ARIA 3 now. Burn time as pre- 
dicted, 5:^3. Everything looks good. 



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00 


02 


37 


vr 


CDR 


Roger. 


00 


02 


38 


1+0 


CC 


16, everything looks good at 5. 


00 


02 


38 


1+1+ 


CDR 


Roger. 


00 


02 


39 


20 


CDR 


SECO. 


00 


02 


39 


22 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


02 


39 


28 


CDR 


Okay. SECO right on time. 


00 


02 


39 


31* 


CC 


Roger; looks like normal shutdown and a guided 
cut-off. 


00 


02 


39 


38 


CDR 


That's what it looked like. We're looking at 
minus 10 on the DELTA- V- . 


00 


02 


39 


1+6 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


02 


1+0 


1+8 


CC 


l6, Houston. If it's convenient, would you give 
us at cut-off? 


00 


02 


U0 


59 


CMP 


Okay, Gordy. We got you a late - stand "by. 


00 


02 


Ul 


IT 


CMP 


Gordy, we broke the display on the - what's - it 
the - and we got oyer to 62, it was already 
changing. 


00 


02 


4l 


38 


CC 


Okay, Ken, we copied that, although you faded out 
at the end. We'll be up on Hawaii here at 1+1+ , 


00 


02 


1+1 


h9 


IMP 


Okay, Gordy. We're ... we're in POO, 


00 


02 


1+1 


58 


CC 


Charlie, you're Just about unreadable. Copy that 



you are in POO and we're standing "by for Hawaii 
acquisition. 



NOTE 



After the ARIA 3 pass following TLI, there is continuous acquisition 
among Hawaii, Goldstone, Madrid, and Honeysuckle. 



00 02 1+1+ 00 CC Apollo 16, Houston through Hawaii. Over. 



Tape 2/9 
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00 


02 


kk 


35 


CMP 


Houston, this is the most spectacular view in the 
that you can possibly imagine. 


00 


02 


kk 


kk 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston through Hawaii. Over. 


00 


02 


kk 


k8 


IMP 


Roger, Gordy. You're 5 "by, and it's the most 
spectacular view I've ever seen. 


00 


02 


kk 


53 


CC 


Roger, Charlie. You're loud and clear. 


00 


02 


k5 


05 


CMP 


Okay, Houston, the direct 0g is coming on; we're 
pumping her up right now. 


00 


02 


k5 


09 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


02 


k9 


28 


IMP 


Okay, Houston. I'm going to OMNI Charlie, 


00 


02 


k9 


1*3 


IMP 


Gordy, you got OMNI Charlie. Over. 


00 


02 


k9 


U7 


CC 


Roger; OMNI Charlie, Charlie. 


00 


02 


5k 


35 


CMP 


Okay , and we are maneuvering to the attitude 
right now. 


00 


02 


5k 


38 


CC 


Okay. 


00 


02 




12 


CC 


l6, we see the cabin is up to 5«7 now. 


00 


02 


55 

y y 


17 


CMP 


Roger. Thank you, sir. 


00 


02 


55 

y y 


33 


CC 


We'd like OMNI Delta, please. 


00 


02 


56 


13 


CC 


OMNI Alfa now, please. 


00 


02 


56 


17 


IMP 


Say again. 


00 


02 


56 


19 


CC 


Give us; OMNI Alfa, Charlie. 


00 


02 


56 


2k 


IMP 


Okay, you got it. 


00 


02 


57 


20 


CC 


Request OMNI Bravo now, please. 


00 


02 


57 


26 


IMP 


You got it. 


00 


02 


58 


28 


CC 


Like OMNI Charlie, please. 



t 1 



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Tape 2/10 
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00 02 58 33 IMP Roger; OMNI Charlie. 

00 02 59 23 CC 16 , Houston. The booster is in attitude and 

stable. You have a GO for T&D. 

00 02 59 33 CDR Roger. We'll give you a call just before we get 

off. 

00 02 59 ^0 CC Okay. 

00 03 02 5^ CMP Okay, Houston. We're getting ready to arm the 

pyros. Are you ready? 

END OF TAPE 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND TRANSCRIPTION 



Tape 3/1 
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00 


03 


03 


03 


CC 


Roger. We're ready. 


00 


03 


03 


Ok 


CMP 


Okay; PYRO ARM A is armed; and B is armed. 


00 


03 


03 


Ik 


CC 


Roger. That looks good. 


00 


03 


ok 


35 


CDR 


Okay, we're coming up on 59:^0. 


00 


03 


Ok 


ko 


CDR 


MARK. 


00 


03 


Ok 


kl 


CC 


Roger . 


00 


03 


05 


22 


CDR 


Okay; all the talkbacks are still gray, Houston. 
It's pitching around now. 


00 


03 


05 


29 


CC 


Roger, John. 


00 


03 


07 


3k 


IMP 


Okay, Houston. You got the high gain? 


00 


03 


07 


39 


CC 


Roger, Charlie. 


00 


03 


08 


kk 


LMP 


Okay, Houston, you ought to be getting some TV. 


00 




08 


so 


CC 


I haven't got it yet; we're working on it. 


00 


03 


10 


01 


CC 


We got a picture now, Charlie, and it looks real 
good. 


00 


03 


10 


06 


LMP 


Man, it just looks like a picture book from up here, 
Gordo. We must have a zillion particles along with 
us . 


00 


03 


10 


17 


CC 


Roger. We see the particles and - great picture! 


00 


03 


10 


22 


LMP 


Hey, is the zoom in too much, Gordo? You - Let me 
take it out a little bit. 


00 


03 


10 


k3 


CC 


That's just right, Charlie. That's a good zoom 
setting right now. 


00 


03 


10 


hi 


LMP 


Super ! 


00 


03 


11 


09 


LMP 


Gordy, looks like Orion is - is hanging in there 



pretty well. She looks great. 



Tape 3/2 
Page 20 

00 03 11 16 CC Looks the same to us. 

00 03 Ik 58 CDR About a foot out now, Houston. 

00 03 15 01 CC 3oger. Looks like a real smooth joinup. 

00 03 15 18 CMP Barber pole. 

00 03 15 23 CDR Okay, we're captured there, Houston. 

00 03 15 26 CC Roger. 
00 03 16 13 CDR V.eah. 

00 03 18 lh CDR Ken's taking some time in dressing this thing up, 

getting these attitudes right. 

00 03 18 21 CC Okay, John. 

00 03 22 01 CDR Okay, Houston. We're hard docked. 

00 03 22 Oh CC Roger, John. We saw it come in. 

00 03 22 08 CMP And there is no question when you get the latches. 

00 03 22 11 CDR Yep. 

00 03 22 13 CC Roger, Ken. 

00 03 22 28 CC John, this is Houston. 

00 03 22 31 CDR Go ahead. Over. 

00 03 22 32 CC We'd like - We noticed the mixing valves cycling 

about once every 10, 15 seconds. We'd like to 
give you a mark, at which time we want you to put 
the GLYCOL EVAP TEMP IN valve in MANUAL and try- 
to catch the flow rate at a - at a appropriate 
setting. I'll - I'll give you kind of a countdown 
and a mark here. 

00 03 22 55 CDR Yeah, we've been noticing that ourselves. 

00 03 23 01 CC Okay, flow rate's high and starting back down. 



00 03 23 25 CC John, now all of a sudden we've stopped seeing it; 

that it has stopped cycling. You didn't throw the 
switch already, did you? 



Tape 3/3 
Page 21 

00 03 23 3k CDR That's negative. We're awaiting your mark there. 

00 03 23 38 CC Well, it - (chuckle) it just hung up. Just as I 

said that. Stand by. 

00 03 2h 06 CC We'd like you to cycle the MANUAL hack to AUTO and 

see if that starts it back. down. Over. 

00 03 2h lh CDR Okay, you were in MANUAL for about 2 seconds and 

back to AUTO. 

00 03 2k 18 CC Okay. Okay, it* s coming down now. Stand by to put 

it in MANUAL. 

00 03 21+ 30 CC Ready. Now. 

00 03 2k 32 CDR Okay.. Okay, you got it right there on the "now." 

00 03 2h hi CC I was a little slow on the "now," but leave it 

there for now and press on with the normal 
procedures. 

00 03 25 26 LMP Houston, before we turn the TV off, we gon - we 

want to give you a picture of the Earth. 

00 03 25 31 CC Okay, I'll appreciate that. 

00 03 26 ho CC Very nice picture, Charlie. We can see South- 

western United States, Lower California. Very 
nice,, 

00 03 26 50 LMP Good,. Ken's doing all that good work for you. 

It's out his window. 

00 03 27 10 CMP Gordy, is that color okay for you? 

00 03 27 13 CC Very nice, Ken. Beautiful color. 

00 03 27 17 CMP I bet it's good, but you just can't believe how 

beautiful it is. See the reds in the desert down 
there and the Southern United States and northern 
part of Mexico. And from here, you see the Great 
Lakes and the State of Florida out there. And 
it's just absolutely something. We're going to go 
back to work, but thought you'd enjoy that. 



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Tape 3 A 
Page 22 



00 03 27 37 CC Thank you for the picture. It's the next best 

thing to "being up there. 

00 03 27 hg CMP And - and we might be able to get you an S-IVB 

later on. That's if you got room to get that kind 
of stuff. 

00 03 27 59 CC Okay, we'll be waiting. 

00 03 29 08 CC 16, Houston. We'll extend the time on commercial 

TV lines here if - if it looks like we'll get some 
good shots on the S-IVB. 

00 03 29 19 CMP Okay. I really haven't worked out the angles to 

tell you exactly how the Sun is going to be, but 
I have an idea we'll see it pretty nicely from 
here. 

00 03 29 27 CC Okay, we'll stand by for it. 

00 03 29 39 CDR Just went to AUTO on 0 2 teater [sic] 3, Houston. 

We're down to that part in the postdocking 
checklist . 

00 03 29 !+5 CC Okay. 

00 03 33 19 LMP Okay, Gordy, we're down to 0.2 on the DELTA - I 

mean, correction 2.0 on the DELTA-P, and we're 
starting our leak check. 

00 03 33 26 CC Thank you. 

00 03 36 36 LMP We're picking up again on the procedure, Gordy. 

Cabin pressure's down to hi. 

00 03 36 h0 CC Roger. 

00 03 38 lh CC 16, Houston. In about 30 seconds, a couple non- 

propulsive vents will open on the booster. 

00 03 38 21 LMP Okay, thank you. 

00 03 h0 18 LMP Okay, Houston. The hatch is out. 

00 03 ^0 20 CC Thank you. 



Tape 3/5 
Page 23 



00 03 1*3 00 CMP Houston, it looks like number 10 latch is indeed 

locked. Let me start by saying all the latches 
are locked. Number 10 is - is over the ring, but 
the handle isn't all the way up flush, and we're 
just going to leave it alone. Thought we'd just 
tell you about it. 

00 03 1+3 IT CC Okay, Ken. 

00 03 1+7 07 LMP Okay, Houston. The connectors are connected, and 

we got LM power to CSM, and the system test is 
okay . 

00 03 1+7 l 1 * CC Roger. 

00 03 1+7 20 LMP And, Gordy, the old Rover is right where it's sup- 

posed to be. 

00 03 1+7 25 CC That's good. 

00 03 1+9 03 LMP Houston, 16. 

00 03 1+9 08 MCC CAP COMM, 16. 

00 03 1+9 10 CC Roger; go ahead. 

00 03 *+9 12 LMP Okay, Gordy. So when we pitched around, I'd like 

to tell you a little bit about something we saw 
on the LM. When we were coming around out about 
30 or hO feet out, we had a lot of white particles. 
Looked like it was coming out from around the 
luna.r module. Quite a number of them. And, as 
we got closer, it looked like to me that the 
primary - most of the particles were coming bet - 
from between the ascent propellant tank over 
quad I and this omni antenna. And it looks like 
they was being jetted out from either some out- 
gassing or~sdmeth±ng , and we assumed it's Mylar, 
but are not convinced of that. 

00 03 50 05 CC We copy that, Charlie. 

00 03 50 10 LMP The only reason we comment on it, it just seemed 

like there was a awful lot of them. 



00 03 50 15 CC 



Okay . 



00 03 56 32 CDR 

00 03 56 38 CC 

00 03 56 1+5 CDR 

00 03 56 50 CC 

00 03 56 59 CDR 

00 03 57 11 CDR 

00 03 57 12 CDR 

00 03 57 Ik CDR 

00 03 57 2k CC 

00 03 58 26 LMP 

00 03 58 32 CC 

00 03 58 3k LMP 

00 03 59 19 LMP 

00 03 59 21 CC 

00 Ok 01 32 CMP 

00 Oh 01 kl CC 

00 Oil 03 1*3 CMP 

00 Ok 03 51 CC 

00 Oh Oh 05 CMP 

00 Ok 07 kk CMP 



Tape 3/6 
: Page 2k 

Okay, Houston. We're ready to proceed with the 
logic. 

Okay, we're standing by. 
There's two LOGICS on. 
You're GO for pyro arm. 
Roger, Houston. 
Here comes PYRO A. 
MARK. PYRO B. 
MARK. 

Okay, they look good. 

Houston, we got - We're ready to get off if you 
guys are ready. 

Roger. You're GO for ejection. 
Okay. 

Okay, we're off, Houston. 
Roger. 

Okay, Houston. We're doing our maneuver, and we'll 
tell you as soon as we have a visual. 

Okay, Ken. 

Okay, Houston. The post-LM-inj ection - ejection 
checklist is complete. 

Roger. And, for your information, we're unable to 
get lines from Goldstone to Houston for live TV; 
however, we're going to record any TV you give us 
for later playback. Over. 

We'll do it for you. 

Houston, Casper [sic] is out of his bag; and we gox 
the S-IVB in the window. And the TV is transmitting 
pictures of it now, and if ycu want zo do your ma- 
neuver with it, we're well clear. 



Tape 3/7 
Page 25 



00 oh 


08 


03 


cc 


00 OU 


08 


11 


CMP 


00 oh 


08 


16 


CC 


00 oh 


08 


2h 


CMP 


00 OU 


09 


37 


CC 


00 Oh 


09 


h5 


CMP 


00 oh 


09 


h9 


CC 


oo oU 


10 


23 


CC 


00 Oh 


10 


32 


CMP 


00 oh 


10 


hh 


CC 


00 oh 


11 


19 


CC 


00 0^ 


11 


27 


LMP 


00 Oh 


11 


30 


CC 


00 oJ* 


12 


18 


CMP 



Okay, we copy a GO for the S-IVB maneuver. 
That's the attitude maneuver we're talking about. 
They 'll start the maneuver about li:10 GET. 
Okay. 

16, your TV down-link looks good out at the site; 
however, we can't see it here in Houston live. 

Okay. Well we're still adjusting the - all those 
good things. 

Okay . 

The S-IVB maneuver - attitude maneuver is in 
progress now. 

Roger. We can see it maneuvering. I tell you, 
they never make movies like these. 

I - 

We'd like AUTO TRACK on the HIGH GAIN, please. 
You got it. 
Thank you. 

Gordy, we've - we lost the monitor picture, and 
we're gonna try to power the TV set down, and we're 
gonna check all the connections , and it ' s got a lot 
of horizontal lines. And you really can't even 
make out the image. It started out okay, and then 
while John was taking a picture, it - the monitor 
picture went out. So we're gonna try to take a look 
at it. It's got a whole bunch of horizontal lines* 



00 oh 


12 


ho 


CC 


Okay, we'll go to - - 




00 Oh 


12 


hi 


CMP 


It looks like maybe multiple images . 




00 0i+ 


12 


hh 


CC 


We'll go to the site. Stand by. 




00 Oh 


ik 


2k 


CC 


16, Houston. The maneuver is complete. 


We' 



standing by for your GO for the evasive burn. 



Tape 3/8 
Page 26 

00 Ok Ik 30 CMP Okay, stand by 1. 

00 Ofc 15 16 CMP Okay, Gordy, we're all set. It locks like it's 

almost 90 degrees to us. 

00 0k 15 20 CC Okay. On the TV problem, ve had a good picture 

out at the site there at the first, but then we 
started losing signal strength, which would - 
doesn't really tell us whether anything is wrong 
with your monitor set or not. 

00 0k 15 35 CMP Okay. Well, we're gonna take pictures like it's 

working, and you can check it out later. 

00 0k 15 39 CC Okay. 

00 0k 15 k0 CMP And we are all set. 

00 0k 15 k2 CC Roger. 

00 01* 16 kk CC 16, Houston. Goldstone says they're getting a 

good picture, and so your trouble is with the ef- 
fort there, and we'll start the evasive burn at 
k:lQ even. 

00 01+ 16 59 CMP Okay, Gordy, thank you. We got another spectacu- 

lar view of the Earth down here. The polar ice 
cap. We can see the whole sphere, and the United 
States is absolutely spectacular. 

00 0k IT ik CC How about that. 

00 0U 17 19 CDR And out the other side, we've got a crescent Moon. 

00 0k 17 22 CMP In fact, you can see Lake Mead, Gordy; very 

clearly. 

00 0k 17 27 CC No kidding? 

00 0k 19 03 CDR We can see her moving away now, Gordon, and she's 

just slowly picking up a little speed there. Only 
way you can tell it's moving is against the - the' 
particles in the background. I don't think you 
can see those on TV, but it's - it looks like 
there's a million stars out behind the S-IV3 as it 
moves off. 



00 OU 19 22 CC 



Roger, John. 



Tape 3/9 
Page 27 



00 0^ 19 36 CC Now the evasive burn is complete, now. 

00 Oh 19 39 CDR And - Roger. And as she moves out of sight, the 

old Apollo 16 crew would really like to express 
their thanks and appreciation to the guys at the 
Marshall Space Flight Center that give such a 
phenomenal ride. Not to mention the Boeing Com- 
pany on the first stage, North American on the 
second, McDAC on the third, IBM on the IU. It 
was superb all the way. 

00 0U 20 05 CC Okay, John, I'll speak to them. Thank you. 

00 Olt 20 25 CDR And you might relay to old Mike Wash, thanks a lot 

for his help. We know he's leaving, and we're 
sure glad we didn't have to use any of that train- 
ing he gave us. 

00 Oh 20 3J+ CC Okay, we'll sure do that. He's just about to walk 

out the door. 

00 Oh 21 03 CDR Gordy,, up off - looks like Alaska - up maybe a 

little farther north - is a pretty good swirl pat- 
tern. Looks like a pretty good storm up there. 

00 Oh 21 15 CC Thank you. 

00 Oh 21 56 CC Apollo 16, here is a word from the auxiliary 

CAP COMM here. 

00 Oh 22 01 MCC Good luck, you fellows. Take it easy, and hope 

everything works out all right. 

00 0l+ 22 06 CDR Kind words, Mike. Thank you. 

00 0U 22 11 MCC Say again? 

00 Oh 22 12 CDR Thank you for all your trouble. We sure enjoyed 

working with you. 

00 Oh 22 15 MCC It was certainly my pleasure, John; thank you a 

lot. Good-bye and good luck. 

00 Oh 22 19 CDR Thank you, now. 

00 Oh 2h 28 CDR Okay and the - the S-IVB has drifted maybe half a 

mile away now, so we went ahead and turned off ziie 
tube . 



Tape 3/10 
Page 28 

00 01+ 2k 37 CC Okay. 

00 Ok 25 26 CC John, just before you turned the mon - the TV off, 

was the monitor still giving you trouble? 

00 02+ 2 5 31 CDR That's affirmative. 

00 0k 25 33 CC Okay, thank you. 

00 0k 25 35 CDR I guess it's about time for a little VERB 1+9 to 

the P52 attitude. How's that suit you? 

00 01+ 25 1+2 CC Sounds good. 

00 0U 26 02 CMP Gordy, the - I can't get over the view of that 

Earth. None of the pictures just do it justice. 
Absolutely beautiful. 

00 01+ 26 12 CC We're kind of getting the idea that you're 

impressed. 

00 01+ 26 16 CDR Man, the thing about it, Gordy, is that the whole 

Southern United States, Mexico, and that - and - 
and Florida and Cuba and the Virgin Islands down 
that way - they're all clear of clouds. It's just 
fantastic! 

00 0k 26 32 CC Did you take some good pictures? 

00 0k 26 36 CDR Got some. 

00 01+ 26 38 CMP The way we're going, we may have to get a reload 

before we get to the Moon. 

00 01+ 26 1+1 CDR As a matter of fact, you can see as far north as 

Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. 

00 01+ 26 1+8 CC Sounds great. 

00 0k 26 52 LMP And all the way down past the Yucatan and - and 

into the Central America. 

00 01+ 32 02 CMP Houston, we've got the cabin back up some now, 

and our LM/CM DELTA-P gage is reading 0.6, and 
that's probably due to that DELTA on the cabin, 
And the 0 2 FLOW HIGH light has gone out, so things 

are getting back to normal. 



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00 Ok 32 16 CC Okay.. 



00 Ok 33 32 CMP And, Houston, we've done a LM/CM DELTA-P; and 5 at 

time k hours and 30 minutes, -we had a plus 0.6. 

00 0k 33 Ul CC Roger. 

00 0^ 3k kk CMP Houston, wejre g oing to take the WASTE STOWAGE 

valve to VENT this time. 

00 0k 3k k9 CC Roger, Ken. 



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00 Oh 39 52 CC Apollo 16 , Houston. Don't know if you can see it 

or not, "but we've started the LOX dump on the S-IVB. 

00 Oh hO 01 LMP We lost it a little while ago, Gordy. 

00 0U hO 03 CC Roger. 

00 Oh hi 07 LMP Houston, are you ready for us to start charging 

battery B? 

00 Oh hi IT CC Okay, we're GO for the battery charge on B, and 

we'd also like you to dial in the Flight Plan 
high-gain angles, minus 1+7 and 98, and go to REACQ . 

00 Oh hi 29 LMP Okay, you got the angles, and you're going to REACQ. 

00 Oh hi 31 LMP MARIS. 

00 Oh 1+5 h6 LMP Houston, l6. 

00 Oh 1+5 H8 CC Go ahead. 

00 01+ 1+5 50 LMP Okay, we got BAT B charging, and it says volts 

should be 37-1/2 to 39-1/2, and I'm looking at 33. 

00 0k 1+6 0k CC Okay. 

00 01+ 1+6 25 CC Charlie, we got - we figured about 8 amp-hours out 

of that battery, so it'll be a while yet before the 
voltage gets back up , and EE COM thinks that ' s okay . 

00 01+ 1+6 37 LMP Oks^y, fine. 

00 01+ 1+7 22 CDR Houston, we got 3.1+ on 7A. We're gonna vent - we 

gonna vent the battery to zero, if that's okay. 

00 01+ 1+7 31 CC Stand by. 

00 0l+ 1+7 1+1 CC We'd like you to hold on that a minute. 

00 0k 1+7 1+7 CDR You're too late, we just vented it. 

00 0l+ 1+8 00 CDR Okay, it's reading about 0.2 right now. 



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00 01* 1+8 05 CC Roger. 

00 Oh 1+8 06 CDR Say again, O.k. 

00 OU 1+8 09 CC 0.1+. 

00 0l+ 50 51 CMP Houston, got a couple of comments on the EMS for 

G&C, whenever he has a break. 

00 0k 50 59 CC They're all ears; go ahead. 

00 Oh 51 03 CMP That must look funny. Okay. We been running null 

bias tests here for - well, since we got in orbit - 
each time the checklist calls for it. On the first 
one, we found that in our hundred-second check, it 
gained 2.5; then, just before docking, it got 2.6; 
and I just ran another one, and I have 2.8. And 
I don't really know what you can do with that, but 
I just thought I'd go ahead and tell you about 
that's the magnitude of what we're looking at. 

00 01+ 51 3h CDR Okay, and our first rough guess as to how the SCS 

GDC system is performing, it looks like it's well 
within spec in pitch, yaw, and roll, as far as its 
drift measurements go. 

00 0l+ 51 50 CC Okay, Ken and John, we got that. 

00 Oh 53 15 CC 16, Houston. Whenever you're ready, we're ready 

to load the PTC REFSMMAT. 

00 Ok 53 23 CMP Okay, you have POO and ACCEPT. 

00 0k 53 28 CC Okay. 

00 01+ 51+ 19 CC Ken, sorry about that. We didn't get coordinated 

here. We don't have an up-link site, so go back 
to BLOCK until after 5 hours, and we'll try it 
again then. 

00 0k 5 1 * 29 CMP All righty. They're back in UP TEL to BLOCK. And 

we're going to be kind of hanging up here for a 
while anyhow, while we get our suits off. It - it 
turns out to be a pretty interesting operation 
with these new B-suits. 



00 01+ 51+ 1+6 CC 



Roger. 



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00 



Oh 5k 50 CMP I'll tell you, Gordy , there were some sights out 

there that were really something. One of the - 
one of the things that - most things happened like 
people had said they would. But there were a couple 
of things that I had never seen or heard anyone even 
mention, and mayhe they'd been on - been there all 
along. But one of the things that was really nifty 
was, while we were in powered flight, both In later 
stages of the boost and during the TLI burn, there 
were particles that I could see out the window that 
were going past us in the plus-X direction, and I 
kept thinking that that was an optical illusion, 
and I kept going back and looking at it again, and 
sure enough! And these were after we were in steady 
stats. It wasn't around any kind of a staging event 
or anything that I was aware of. 

00 0k 55 37 CC Oh, how about that. I haven't heard of that one 

before . 

00 0k 55 k3 CMP Then when we - when we scooted out here and you 

started your nonpropulsive vent, we could see - 
First, it just looked like it was a little mist 
around the outside when you looked at the Sun. 
And then the Sun hit it at such an angle that you 
started getting a spectral reflection, and It 
looked like a rainbow out over the LM. And then 
after that, you could look out my number 1 window, 
and apparently the lighting was just right so that 
it - it had the appearance of light streaming off 
to a point source at infinity. There was a little 
blank spot in it at the - at what looked like the 
origin. And then all these streaks were coming 
back towards you, like you were right in the center 
of a cone. And these things would change colors. 
They go to a light - light purple, and then they'd 
have a little sandy color to them. That was another 
one that I don't remember ever hearing before, and 
it was - maybe it was just the lighting on it, but 
it sure was pretty. 

00 0U 56 U6 CC Roger. Enjoying the description. 

00 0k 56 53 CMP I'll tell you, you can't wait too many years to 

make this worth it. 

00 0k 56 59 CC Roger. 



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00 Oh 57 03 CDR Gordy, on that boost, that S-IC is a real freight 

train. I'll tell you, boy. I can't get over that. 

00 0k 57 11 CC Roger. 

00 Oh 57 lh CMP Could you folks see that thing on the TV up through 

staging? 

00 0k 57 20 CC I didn't watch it all the way until it went out of 

sight. I'll have to check here. 

00 Oh 57 32 CC Yeah, I guess we saw even tower jett. 

00 0k 57 38 LMP Good show. John's in the middle of his suit doff. 

00 0U 57 ^3 CC Okay. 

00 0k 57 52 CMP And thanks to good old Stu Roosa's suggestion, we 

wrote in the Flight Plan to be sure and take a look 
at the fires out there in Africa as we went over, 
which is something we probably would have forgotten 
or never even thought about. And they are just as 
beautiful as everybody's ever said they could be. 
They're just all over the place. All these little - 
little yellowish- red dots down there. And there 
was some - looked like some low overcast in parts 
of the area, or maybe it was - from our altitude, 
maybe it was a high overcast. But it just gave - 
It looked like looking at the lights of a city 
through fog, and then there were others that were 
clear. Just something well worth remembering to 
look for. 

00 0k 58 32 CC Roger. We'll be sure to remind Ron to look for 

that one. 

00 0U 58 1+3 CMP I tell you, God didn't equip us with enough eyes 

to see everything that there is to see in the first 
hour. 

00 0U 58 51 CC Roger. 

00 01+ 59 26 CMP Gordy, it looks like this whole operation may take 

us longer than - than we had guessed. Is there any 
thermal constraint on getting a 52 attitude and 
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00 Ok 59 hi CC I'll check on that, Ken. We're about 

00 OU 59 h2 CMP - - but I just wondered if that's something we 

ought to keep in mind. 

00 Oh 59 ^7 CC Okay., we're about to a handover here. I'll check 

on that and come back to you through Hawaii. 

00 Oh 59 51 CMP Okay., thank you. 

00 05 00 h6 CC 16, we're - through Hawaii now. And you're 

scheduled in this attitude through 7 hours or - 
at least, so no problem thermally, and you're not 
even due to do the P52 for another half hour, so 
you're plenty ahead. 

00 05 01 03 CMP Okayi, that P52 - We're going to come to a decision 

point here pretty soon, whether to - you want us to 
do that and we'll pick up the suit doffing after 
that., or we - I'd Just as soon go ahead and do 
the - get all the suits out of the way. And we can 
do the 52 on schedule, or we can do it after we get 
the suits off. Does it make any difference to you 
folks? 

00 05 01 2h CC Let me check. 

00 05 01 56 CC If that's what you'd like to do, why don't you go 

ahead with the - finish up the suits. No problem 
slipping the 52 a little bit. And we'd like POO 
and ACCEPT for that up-link. 

00 05 02 08 CDR Okay,, there's POO and ACCEPT. Is Fredo still 

around there? 

00 05 02 18 CC No, he went home about a half hour ago. 

00 05 05 28 CC 16, Houston. The computer is yours. 

00 06 03 5h LMP Hello, Houston; l6. John and I are back up now. 

00 06 Oh 00 CC Roger. That up-link is complete. In case you 

didn't hear me some time ago, the computer is yours. 

00 06 Oh 10 CDR Okay,, we're in BLOCK. 

00 06 Oh 12 CC Roger. 



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00 06 0U 13 CDR And it took us about an hour for me and Charlie to 

climb out of those suits and stov them. It's 
really something. 

00 06 Oh 23 CC Roger. 

00 06 05 19 CC 16, Houston. 

00 06 05 23 CDR Go ahead, Gordon. 

00 06 05 25 CC I'm going to hand over to Pete here. He's coming 

on with a good boost there. He's got a bunch of - 
P37 pad and a bunch of Flight Plan updates for you 
when you get somebody free to do some stenographic 
work there. Enjoyed the first 6 hours. Hope the 
rest of it goes as well. 

00 06 05 50 CDR Gordon, that was beautiful. Tell Flight and the 

guys down in the trenches, "Man, that was super!" 

00 06 05 55 CC Okay. 

00 06 13 01 IMP Okay, Houston; 16 here. We're ready to copy the 

Flight Plan updates. 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

00 06 13 lh CC Roger, l6. At 11 hours in the flight plan. 

00 06 13 20 CDR Stand by. 

00 06 13 32 CDR Okay; go ahead. 

00 06 13 33 CC Roger. At 11 hours, we want to delete "WASTE 

STOWAGE VENT valve, CLOSE;" and, at 12:15, we 
will add "WASTE STOWAGE VENT valve, CLOSE. " 

00 06 13 50 CDR Okay; copy add at 12:15 "WASTE STOWAGE VENT 

valve, CLOSE." 

00 06 13 53 CC Roger. And delete it at 11. 

00 06 lU 2h CDR Okay; go ahead. 

00 06 1U 26 CC Roger. Then we've got the change to the CSM 

Experiments /EVA Checklist having to do with the 
ultraviolet filter. UV filter apparently did not 
meet the specs, and we're going to have to make 
some changes to the exposures at - on several 
different pages in the checklist. 

00 06 lh 56 CDR We'll wait on that; we don't have that checklist 

out yet, Pete. 

00 06 15 00 CC Okay; and I've got P3T clock data. 

00 06 15 12 CDR Stand by. 

00 06 16 lh CDR Okay, Pete, go ahead with the P3T block data. 

00 06 16 16 CC Okay; lift-off plus 15- It's 015=00; 5^93; 

minus 165; 0U6;l+0. 

00 06 16 U0 CDR Roger; copy. 015:00; 5^93; minus 165; 0^6 :U0. 

Over . 

00 06 16 50 CC Roger. That's correct, Johnny. 

00 06 16 55 CDR Is that all? 

00 06 16 57 CC Yeah . . . that 1 s all . 



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00 06 16 59 CDR Okay. How's the midcourse looking? 

00 06 IT 05 CC Stand by 1. We're still looking at it; it 

looks pretty good right nov. 

00 06 31 15 CDR Houston, nov have NOUN 93; are you happy? 

00 06 31 22 CC In a minute, 16. 

00 06 31 30 CC Okay, 16. You can go ahead and program. 

00 06 39 53 CC 16, Houston. 

00 06 39 57 CDR Go ahead. 

00 06 39 58 CC Roger. Just wanted to remind you that, before 

you start the UV photography, we've got to change 
all the exposures . 

00 06 1+0 05 CDR Okay. 

00 06 1+3 01 LMP Pete, l6 here. Go ahead with the update. Give 

me a page number for the UV, and we'll update the 
filter settings. 

00 06 1+3 09 CC Okay; we've got a whole bunch of pages. We'll 

start on 2-l6. 

00 06 1+3 17 CMP Okay; go ahead. 

00 06 1*3 18 CC Under item k, we want to change from "20 seconds - 

2 frames" to "2 seconds - 2 frames." 

00 06 1*3 31 LMP Okay; keep going. 

00 06 1+3 32 CC Okay; on page 2-17. Item k, "20 seconds - 2 frames," 

change to "1/15 second - 2 frames." 

00 06 1+3 50 CC Page 2 - - 

00 06 1+3 51 LMP Okay; 2-l6 - 2-l6, line 1+, "20 seconds" to "2 sec- 

onds," and 2-17, same line is "1/15" versus 
"20 seconds." 

00 06 1+3 59 CC That's affirmative. And on page 2-19, we want to 

change shutter - under item 5 - we want to change 
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00 06 hk IT LMP Okay; "Shutter 1/15" went to "Shutter 1-2 frames." 

00 06 kh 21 CC Roger. On page 2-21, we have change from "Shutter 

1/15 ■- 2 frames," to "Shutter 1-2 frames." 

00 06 kk 3h LMP Okay. That's item 2? 

00 06 hk 39 CC Affirmative; that's item 2. 

00 06 i+U 1+3 LMP Okay; that was "Shutter l" vice "1/15." 

00 06 kk 1*7 CC Affirmative. And on page 2-22, item 2, change 

"Shutter 1/15 - 2 frames" to "Shutter 1/2 - 
2 frames." 

00 06 1+5 02 LMP Copy; 1/2. 

00 06 1+5 0k CC On page 2-23, item k, "20 seconds - 2 frames" 

to "2 seconds - 2 frames." 

00 06 1*5 16 LMP Okay, copy. 

00 06 1*5 IT CC And on page 2-2U, under "At T start plus 7 min- 

utes," change "20 seconds - 2 frames" to 
"1/15 seconds - 2 frames." 

00 06 1*5 32 LMP Can you say where that is again? 

00 06 U5 35 CC Okay, it's on page 2-2k, and it's under the heading 

that says "At T start plus 7 minutes." 

00 06 1*5 Ul LMP Okay. What was it? I'm sorry; I got all of that, 

but didn't get what it was. 

00 06 1*5 1*6 CC Okay. It's change "20 seconds - 2 frames" to 

"1/15 second - 2 frames." 

00 06 1*5 55 LMP Okay, copy. 

00 06 1*5 58 CC Okay, on page 2-36 - about 1/3 of the way down 

the page where it says "Configure lens f/8, 
1/30, 1+" - We want to change that to "Configure 
lens 1/2 stop between f/5-6 and f/8, 1/15, and 
1*." 

00 06 U6 35 LMP Okay, that's 1/2 stop between f/5-6 and f/8, 

and the shutter to 1/15? 



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00 06 1+6 1+2 CC That's affirmative, Charlie. 

00 06 1+6 U9 CC And on that same page, about 2/3 of the vay 

down, under the step that says "Electrophoresis 
POWER, ON," we want to add a note to hold for 
instructions from MSFN. 

00 06 1+7 13 LMP Okay, understand hold for instructions from 

MSFN. Is that before the POWER, ON? 

00 06 1+7 19 CC Negative. That's immediately after POWER, ON, 

and I won't read you that instruction now; we'll 
wait until we get to that in the Flight Plan. 

00 06 1+7 25 IMP Okay. 

00 06 50 21 CC 16, Houston. 

00 06 50 27 CDR Go ahead, Pete. 

00 06 50 30 CC Right, John. This VERB 1+9 that's at 7 hours 

in the Flight Plan — we want you to hold up on 
that so we can have a look at the attitude. 

00 06 56 22 CC 16, Houston. We had a temporary very short loss 

of comm there. Did you do anything on board to 
return comm? 

00 06 56 31 CDR We haven't touched a thing there, Pete. 

00 06 56 31+ CC Roger. Everything seems okay now. It was very 

brief, but we lost it for awhile. 

00 06 56 39 CDR Okay. We didn't even hear any squelch or any of 

that noise - - 

00 06 56 1+1+ CC Roger. 

00 06 56 1+5 CDR - - like you usually get when you lose comm. 

00 06 56 1+8 CC Roger. Understand. 

00 06 57 1+2 CC 16, Houston. The attitude in the Flight Plan for 

the VERB 1+9 is okay. You can go ahead with it. 



00 07 01+ 13 IMP 



Okay^ Houston. You have OMNI Delta. 



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00 07 Ok 16 CC Roger. Copy OMNI Delta. 

00 07 16 29 LMP Houston, 16. Over. 

00 07 16 31 CC Go ahead, 16. 

00 07 l6 3k IMP Okay., Pete. I think we figured out what all this 

white particles that's coming off the LM. On the - 
the side that - of the LM that's between this omni 
antenna and the APS - the ascent propulsion propel- 
lant tank, there's a surface that was gray that is 
now - for some reason, the thing is all strip - 
striped looking. It's a surface that's really al- 
most perpendicul - parallel to the plus-X of the 
LM. And it's all tattered and torn and shredded - 
looks like shredded wheat, is what it reminds me 
of. Over. 



00 07 17 25 CC Roger; copy. 

00 07 17 28 LMP And that's the only surface we have that looks 

like that, and we continually get particles 
shredding off from that . 

00 07 17 32 CC Roger; copy. 

00 07 17 50 CC Charlie, we're having a little trouble figuring 

out which surface you're talking about. Can you 
give us a little better description of what you 
were talking about there? 

00 07 17 59 LMP Okay. We - On the plus-X side - on Ken's side - the 

surface right below the docking target that runs 
parallel to the plus-X of the LM and right into 
the top of the APS propellant tank. 

00 07 18 17 CC Okay,. Right below the docking target, and it 

runs right into the top of the APS propellant 
tank .. 

00 07 18 23 LMP That's affirm, and that axis is almost parallel 

to the plus-X axis. 

00 07 18 29 CC Roger. 

00 07 18 3U LMP And whatever that surface was is all shredded, 

and - as I said, like shredded wheat, and it's 
continually spitting particles off. 



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00 07 18 kk CC Okay. In other words, you can see it deteriorating 

now, huh? 

00 0? 18 U7 IMP That's affirm. It's spitting particles off about 

five or 10 a second. 

00 07 18 52 CC Roger. 

00 07 19 18 CC Okay, 16. We got it, and we're going to take a 

look at it now. 

00 07 19 25 IMP Okay. 

00 07 19 ^0 CC And, 16, we've got a correction to the G&C 

checklist, page 9-b, whenever you get ready to 
copy. 

00 07 19 U8 CDR Let's catch that after the UV photos. 

00 07 19 51 CC Roger. Will do. 

00 07 2k 31 CC 16, Houston. 

00 07 2k 3b CDR Go ahead. 

00 07 2k 36 CC Roger. On panel 382, the PRIMARY GLYCOL EVAP 

INLET TEMP valve, we want to adjust it slowly 
to get that temp to about - to EVAP out to about 
k5 degrees. 

00 07 2b 51 CDR You want us - - 

00 07 2k 52 CC And you'll have to go toward them. 

00 07 2k 5k CDR You want us to go into manual and set the 

evaporator - you want to set the temperature - to 
k$ with the manual while we have the waterboiler 
going, is that correct? 

00 07 25 12 CC That's affirmative. 

00 07 25 2k CC 16, you can go ahead and set it. Move it toward 

MAX, and you'll have to go pretty slow with it. 

00 07 25 28 CDR Okay. Can we stand by just a minute? 



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00 07 25 31 CC Affirmative. 

00 07 25 32 CDR Thanks. I got to open up that panel and all that 

stuff . 

00 07 25 35 CC Roger. 

00 07 3 1 * hi CC 16, Houston. Can you go MANUAL on the HIGH 

GAIN? 

00 07 3h 1+5 LMP Roger. 

00 07 3*t 58 CC Charlie, it was in REACQ, and it was drifting 

around. 

00 07 35 05 LMP Okay, it's in MANUAL now. 

00 07 35 08 CC Roger. We got it. 

00 07 Ul 29 CMP Houston, is that close enough on the evap temp? 

Looks like I can't hit 1+5; I can hit 1+3 or about 
1+6 or 7. 

00 07 1+1 1+2 CC Affirmative, 16. That looks good enough. 

00 07 1+6 26 CC 16, Houston. On this panel that you were looking 

at that the particles are coming off of. That's 
not a hard piece of structure there; that's just 
a thermal protection covering - a standoff - that's 
over the top of the RCS A system tanks. And all 
the RCS A tanks are under there, and what we're 
concerned about is that one of those tanks may be 
leaking and affecting that thermal protection 
blanket on top. 

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00 07 1*7 20 CMP Okay. 

00 07 1*7 2k CC Okay, we are considering the possibility of taking 

a look - - 

00 07 1+7 28 CMP The - Don - - 

00 07 1*7 29 CC - - at the tank systems. 

00 07 1*7 30 CMP I'm not sure. The picture that we are trying to 

paint here is like you had painted something and 
then all the paint started to peel off. It's all 
stripping off like an old, real - like you painted 
an old "barn and had the paint come off of it. And 
it's all standing out. You can see it - kind of 
released from the surface. And I don't know if 
that fits your picture or not. 

00 07 1*7 1*1 CC Roger. I think that's the way we understand it. 

Are you still getting those particles coming off 
pretty fast there now? 

00 07 1*7 1*8 CMP They're not coming off as fast as they were awhile 

"back, hut maybe that's our Sun angle has changed, 
making them not quite as obvious . 

00 07 1+7 55 CC Roger . 

00 07 51 31 CMP Hey, Don. We're ready to - looks like we ought to 

be deactivating the primary evaporator. Did you 
want us to keep it on for awhile or something? 

00 07 51 1*0 CC Stand by a minute. Negative, Ken. You can go 

ahead and shut her down. 

00 07 51 50 CMP All righty. 

00 07 53 1+7 CMP Okay., Don. We've got the evaporator secured. 

00 07 53 51 CC Roger; copy. 

00 07 56 2l+ CC 16, Houston. On that panel 382, In the manual 

control, the mixing valve, looks like we are going 
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att itudes . So you might just leave that panel 
open or closed, for the two of the fasteners, so 
it will he easy to get into . 

00 07 56 Ul CMP Okay. Looks like that's going to he fun around 

the Moon, doesn't it? 

00 07 56 hj CC Roger. We are looking at that right now, Ken. 

00 07 56 55 CMP All right. 

00 08 08 U8 CC 16, Houston. Go to HIGH GAIN . 

00 08 10 26 CC 16, go HIGH GAIN. 

00 08 10 39 CC 16, Houston. Give us a HIGH GAIN ANTENNA. 

00 08 15 00 CDR Houston, this is 16. Over. 

00 08 15 02 CC Roger, 16. You're loud and clearing up. 

00 08 15 05 CDR Roger. I see something coming off of the lunar 

module now that I - I haven't been up here looking 
out the window. I just noticed - it's - it's - 
it looks like it's coming out of a vent or something. 
And from looking at it through the window, it is 
beneath this sheet that's sort of shredded off, and 
it's right between the - that spiral antenna and 
above the big APS tank. But this is definitely 
coming out in a stream right now, looks like, and 
not very many particles, but they're just being 
propelled away from the lunar module at some 
velocity. 

00 08 16 00 CC Roger. 

00 08 l6 01 CMP Okay. Let's get in there and take a look at it. 

00 08 16 07 CC Roger. I think you're going to have to get in the 

LM and take a look at the RCS systems gages to tell 
what's going on here. Do you notice any color or 
anything more descriptive about that stream? 

00 08 16 15 CDR Well, my opinion of the color is that it's a 

brownish material. 

00 08 16 2k CC Roger. 



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00 08 l6 26 COT And it has long - some of it has long flakes to it, 

and - but some of it is just little particles. 

00 08 16 37 CC Roger. 

00 08 l6 52 CC 16, we would like to have a look at the LM/CM 

DELTA-P before you start pressurizing it also. 

00 08 17 00 CDR Okay. Do you want us to stop the P23 and go in 

there right now? Over. 

00 08 17 05 CC That's affirmative, 16. 

00 08 17 10 CDR Okay. 

00 08 17 15 LMP Do ycu want us to stay in this attitude, Pete? 

00 08 17 3U LMP And, Pete, you might be thinking about what kind 

of a - where you want us to enter the checklist. 

00 08 17 h0 CC Roger. I understand. We'll get back to you in a 

minute, Charlie. 

00 08 17 hh LMP Roger. The Activation Checklist, I guess. 

00 08 17 U6 CC Roger. 

00 08 18 21 IMP We're up to 0.6 on the LM/CM DELTA-P, which is what 

it we.s , due to our cab pressure difference. I 
don't think it has leaked any. 

00 08 18 32 CC Roger. We copied; and, Charlie, we want to start 

on page 2-1 in the Activation Checklist. 

00 08 18 38 CMP Okay.. Pete, how about if I go to a wider dead band? 

00 08 18 53 CC We want to - first of all, Ken, we want a roll to 

91 degrees, and that'll boresight the aft omni 
toward the Earth, and also we want the WASTE STOWAGE 
VENT valve, CLOSED. 

00 08 19 06 CMP Okay., now. Take it a little slower here. You 

wanted to do a maneuver to a roll of 90. Is that 
affirm? 



00 08 19 13 CC 



A roll of 91. 



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00 08 19 15 CMP 



00 08 19 18 CC 

00 08 19 26 CMP 

00 08 19 38 CC 

00 08 19 kh CMP 

00 08 22 10 CDR 

00 08 22 lit CC 

00 08 22 20 CDR 

00 08 23 09 CC 

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00 08 23 30 CC 

00 08 29 h9 CC 

00 08 30 59 IMP 

00 08 31 05 CC 

00 08 31 18 LMP 

00 08 31 21 CC 



Okay. Do you want the other attitudes to he the 
same as I have now? 

That's affirmative. That's affirmative, l6. 

Okay, I have 91.00. And we'll use the present 
pitch and the present yaw, and you get the WASTE 
VENT, CLOSED . 

Roger. The WASTE STOWAGE VENT valve, CLOSED. 

We've done that. Okay, we're starting our maneuver 
now. 

Okay, Houston. We're opening the LM pressurization 
valve now. 

Roger . 

How does it look? 

Ken, we're also thinking about trying to get some 
TV looks at that venting condition, if it doesn't 
interfere with the activation. 

Okay. I'll tell you what. We've stowed the camera 
aftwards. Wait until they get in the LM, and then 
I'll go down and get that thing out. I can do 
that while they're going in there. 

Roger; understand. 

16, can you ZERO the OPTICS? All you have to do is 
hit the switch. It's within 10 degrees. 

Okay, Houston. How far along in this activation 
would you like us to go? 

Stand "by a minute, Charlie. Step 7, page 2-3; 
2-3, step 7- Go to 2-3, step 7, Charlie. 

Okay. We start on 2-1, right? 

That's affirmative. 



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Okay, Don. They're on their way into the IM. now. 
And Charlie's in there and John's joining him, and 
I'll work on getting the TV camera out. 


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Okay. 


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Okay, Houston. We're going on to LM POWER right 
now. 


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Roger . 


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Okay. We've gone to RESET and OFF. 


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Roger , l6 . 


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The time was 08:36:3 1 +. 


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Roger . 


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Ken, when you get the camera set up and ready to 
operate, we'll go to MEDIUM beamwidth on the 
HIGH GAIN ANTENNA. 


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Okay, and it's going to be a few minutes. 


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Rog er . I und er st and . 


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Okay, Houston. You should have the data now, 
according to our checklist. 


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Roger . 


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We're down through step 7 on page 23. 


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Roger 1 . 


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Houston, can we "bring up our RCS quad A and B meter 

onH +■ hVp n "1 f^fVlr a +■ 4* prri *? 

Cvi-lU. L<CA.T\ \Z CL _I- w^JJV CL O LliOii • 


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Stand by 1. 


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16, I guess we don't need the - the heaters. We're 
looking at all the data now. 


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Okay. We didn't say "heater"; we said "meter." 


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Roger; stand by. 



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00 08 1*0 56 CDR I guess ve can take your word for it, that's for 

sure. 

00 08 1+1 00 CC Roger. We're - we're looking at all the data now, 

I think. 

00 08 1+1 05 CDR Okay, fine. 

00 08 1+1 19 LMP Our - our system A RCS meter, which is not powered, 

is at 92 percent quantity, and B is a little 
over 100. 

00 08 1+1 32 CC Roger. 

00 08 1+1 38 CMP Okay, I'm ready to give you a TV from the outside. 

00 08 1+1 1+7 CC Roger, Ken. Understand. 

00 08 1+2 1+8 CC 16, based on what we're looking at, the system A 

pressures look okay. We don't see any problem 
with the tanks. 

00 08 1+3 00 CDR Okay, hut it - it sure is something strange coming 

out of that. I never saw anything like that on 
LM-1+. 

00 08 1+3 16 CDR I mean, I'm not normally a rabble-rouser ; it - this 

just ain't - something - something funny going on 
here. 

00 08 1+3 39 CMP Would you like to have the TV beamed outside? 

00 08 1+3 55 CC Yeah, Ken, I guess so. We haven't had a picture 

yet here. 

00 08 1+3 59 CMP No, I was waiting for you. You said something 

about some high-gain things you wanted to do, and 
I hadn't done any of those things yet. 

00 08 1+1+ 05 CC Oh, we wanted to go to MEDIUM beamwidth on the 

HIGH GAIN, and we're ready for the pictures 
anytime . 

00 08 1+1+ 13 LMP Well, if it looks okay to you, Houston, do you want 

us to fire this thing down now? 



I 

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Stand "by just a minute, will you? We're going to 
take one last long look here, "but everything looks 
okay so far. 

That 1 s gr eat . 

16, on panel 16 in the LM, under the PQGS display 
breaker, and let's push that one in and we'll take 
a look at quantities. 

Okay, Don. And do you have a picture now? I'm 
not going to zoom in until - until you've got a 
good picture. 

Okay. That one's in, and the quantities went to 
100 each. 

Looks like the TV's in standby, Ken. 

Does that help? 

Roger. 

Quantities look good, 16. 

That's affirmative ; they're both 100. 

Okay, 16. We are ready to - to back out. You 
pull that breaker? 

back down. We'll pull the breaker first and 

back down. Thank you. 

Roger . 

Okay, Don. Can you see any picture yet? 
Negative , Ken . 

Ken, we're still not getting a picture. 

Okay, I'm in TRANSMIT. Got a good monitor this 
time! I got FM transmitter. I got the S-BAND AUX 
to TV. 

Okay, Ken. I think the TV's okay. I think the 
problem is here. It will take us about another 
minute, I guess. 



Tape 6/8 
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00 08 1*8 00 CMP Okay, I'll stand by. I'm gonna have to show you 

the part we're looking at. 

00 08 1+8 05 CC Roger. 

00 08 1+8 29 CC Okay, Ken. Now we are getting a picture. 

00 08 1+8 53 CMP Okay. Can you see the docking target, and do you 

have a grid? I've got a grid on my monitor that 
you should he able to correlate with. Do you have 
that available? If you don't, I'll just try to 
talk you in towards the frame . 

00 08 1+9 09 CC Stand by just a minute. 

> 00 08 U9 37 CC All right, Ken. I guess we don't have a grid right 

now. 

00 08 kg 1*1 CMP Okay. Right now, the center of my picture is Just 

about on the center of the docking target. Does 
that look like your picture? 

00 08 1*9 50 CC Affirmative. 

00 08 1+9 5** CMP Okay, I'm gonna move the camera up and there is a 

flat surface which is now just about on the center 
\ of my picture, and it's pointing away from me. 

This is the one we can see it peeling off of. 

00 08 50 05 CC Roger. 

00 08 50 07 CMP I'm gonna try to zoom in on it, and I'll see the 

best monitor picture I can get, and you may have 
to talk me in on some of the other. 

00 08 50 15 CC Okay. 

00 08 50 19 CDR Houston. Our Activation Checklist says leave the 

CABIN REPRESS breaker closed, but we found it OPEN. 
How do you want to play that one? 

00 08 50 27 CC Stand by me a minute, John. Okay, John. We want 

that one opened on the way out . 

00 08 50 37 CDR Open on the way out. Roger. 

00 08 50 56 CC That's real good, Ken. Hold it right there. 



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00 08 51 03 CMP I can't hang on (laughter) I'm stuck here; I'll 

get back with you. 

00 08 51 09 CC Okay. You had a real good picture there, where 

you were. 

00 08 51 16 CMP Okay. 

00 08 51 ^3 CC Yeah, Ken. We're seeing the stuff coming off of 

there now. 

00 08 52 15 CC Ken, while we are looking at it, we are trying to 

get a hack on whether or not there are any jets 
firing across that surface that would correlate 
with those particles coming off. 

00 08 52 2k CMP Yes, sir; there are. My A thruster seems to hang 

on it quite a bit. And we put the LM POWER back 
to CSM at 08: 52; I'd say about 15 seconds ago. 

00 08 52 36 CC Roger:; copy. 

00 08 53 18 CMP Don, are you guys through with this picture, or do 

you need something else? 

00 08 53 21 CC Hang on Just a minute, Ken. 

00 08 53 55 CC Ken, we see an occasional particle come off, but 

we're not seeing a stream. Do you see any stream- 
ing like John was talking about earlier? 

00 08 5U 0k CMP No, sir. Well, maybe - Well, you know, we're in 

an entirely different Sun angle now, and it's not 
clear to me that we don't see different things. 
Maybe John can take this thing and show you where 
it was coming from, because I didn't see it. 

00 08 5k 19 CC Roger. 

00 08 5k 2k CDR Yeah, I'd be glad to - I'd be only too happy to 

point it out. 

00 08 5k 27 CC Roger. 

00 08 56 3^ CDR Okay, Houston. On our monitor, the place where the 

stuff was coming out is at A and 1 on the grid. 
Over . 



Tape 6/10 
Page 5l+ 



00 08 56 kl CC Understand; it's A-l? 

00 08 56 1+7 CDR Roger. It's the upper right-hand corner of that 

square, A-l. 

00 08 56 5^ CC Roger. 

00 08 57 05 CMP Okay. He's going to put it right in the middle of 

the picture. 

00 08 57 09 CC Okay. Let's try that. 

00 08 57 11 CDR And, Pete, I'll tell you, that CABIN PRESSURE RELIEF 

valve - I mean the CABIN REPRESS valve in the LM 
will really give you apoplexy, hoy! 

00 08 57 20 CC Roger. 

00 08 57 26 CDR Okay. It's right in the middle. 

00 08 57 30 CC Okay, understand. It's right in the middle of the 

picture now. Okay. I think we're seeing some of 
it now. 

00 08 57 hi CDR No. No, you aren't, Pete. What you're seeing is 

particles that are floating off, drifting particles. 

00 08 57 1*9 CC Okay. Can you see the venting now? 

00 08 57 53 CDR No, it stopped. When we maneuvered it out of the 

Sun, it stopped peeling off. 

00 08 57 59 CC Roger. 

00 08 58 05 CDR Okay, Pete. I take that hack. You can see a little 

of it as the particles stream off. When they get 
out into the Sun, you can see them. And it looked 
like they had the same trajectory as the other ones, 
hut it's very few right now. 

00 08 58 20 CC Roger. Kind of going out the top center, slightly 

right center of the picture? 

00 08 58 28 CDR Yes, that's ahout right. Yes. 



x 00 08 58 30 CC Roger. 



Tape 6/11 
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00 08 58 35 IMP Okay, I was off comm over there. How about bringing 

the old LMP up to speed? 

00 08 58 53 CC Ken, can we roll to get this area hack in the sun- 

light where we could have a better look at it? 

00 08 59 35 CMP Okay, Pete. We're just about ready to maneuver. 

We are maneuvering. 

00 08 59 39 CC Okay. I guess you'll want to go back the way you 

came and go back to that attitude where you had good 
sunlight on it . 

00 08 59 U6 CMP Okay, that's the P23 attitude. 

00 08 59 1+9 CC Roger. 

00 08 59 51 CDR Okay, and ever so often, I see a particle come out 

from that region at some accelerated velocity, 
like it's leading the spacecraft. 

00 09 00 01 CC Roger . 

/ 00 09 00 08 LMP I can't see. For my edification, were all the - 

the ... pressures, the helium tanks looking okay 
on the RCS? 

00 09 00 18 CC Affirmative. They were, Charlie. 

00 09 01 08 CC Charlie, we - Just as a point of verification here, 

did you have floodlights when you went into the LM? 
We didn't show any - any current drain when you 
went in there. 

00 09 01 IT LMP Yes, sir. Just like the refrigerator, it came 

right on, with the hatch about a quarter of the way 
open. And when I went to ALL, we had all the 
floodlights . 

00 09 01 28 CC Roger. 

00 09 01 3h LMP But you can see a lot better over here when you 

take your shades off. 

00 09 01 38 CC Roger (laughter). 



Tape 6/12 
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00 09 01 50 IMP And, Pete, every time the - one of the command 

module, service module, RCS plus-X jets fires to- 
wards that - that one over the hatch here, it really 
blows that stuff off. 

00 09 02 05 CC Roger; copy. 

00 09 03 2k CDR Okay, Houston. As of this moment, that area is 

completely free of particles. It wouldn't do you 
any good to show you any TV of it, "because it's 
not doing anything. 

00 09 03 33 CC Roger; copy. 

00 09 Oh 33 CC Okay, John. I guess that's about all the data 

we're going to get. We're going to have to think 
that over for a while, so we'll go ahead and stow 
the TV camera and get back to the Flight Plan. 

00 09 Oh hh CDR Yes, sir. It's certainly an unusual thing; and, 

furthermore, it's very strange how this upper sur- 
face here has flaked off behind the - behind the - 
docking target, which I guess you - you can't see 
that on the TV. I couldn't see it on the monitor. 
Can you see it on the TV? 

00 09 05 11 CC We get a pretty good look at a portion of it. 

Looks like a lot of, like Charlie said, shredded 
wheat . 

00 09 05 21 CDR Yes, it looks like about a half- a half inch or 

an inch of grass growing out of the - of the 
surface there. 

00 09 05 27 CC Yes, we got a pretty good look at that. 

00 09 05 32 CDR Okay. 

00 09 05 3h CC I don't think we know what it means yet, but we 

did get a good look at it. 

00 09 05 38 CDR Roger. 

00 09 05 53 CDR Charlie might say that looks Ba-a-ad. 

00 09 05 59 LMP YoU're right (laughter). 



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00 09 06 18 IMP Did you have a TV picture of the cockpit there? 

00 09 06 23 CC Affirmative; real briefly there. 

00 09 06 26 LMP That's what I was afraid of (laughter). 

00 09 06 h3 CC Okay, l6. We'd like to get the WASTE STOWAGE 

VENT valve, OPEN, again now. 

00 09 07 05 IMP And, Pete, the lunar module looks very clean. 

There was very few particles in it, and that's 
just about it. Over. 

00 09 07 15 CC Roger; understand. And, Char - Charlie, we'd like 

to go into the Flight Plan here at 12:15 and delete 
closing the VENT - WASTE STOWAGE VENT valve, and 
move that to 13:15- 

00 09 07 30 IMP Okay; we're moving it to 13:15. 

00 09 07 3U CC Roger. 

00 09 19 31 CC 16, for your information, we're not going to do 

midcourse correction 1, and we're looking at about 
12 feet per second on midcourse correction 2. 

00 09 19 U2 CMP That's great. 

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00 09 2k 01 CMP Don, do you anticipate any significant change in 

the VERB h9 maneuver angles due to our slip in 
time? 

00 09 2k 13 CC Negative; none at all, Ken. 

00 10 0k 2k CMP Hey, Don. You still down there? 

00 10 Ok 27 CC Affirmative. Still with you. 

00 10 Ok 30 CMP Okay. Hey, let me give you a couple of comments 

here in real time so you can write them down. Yes, 
one of the things that had "been mentioned was this 
business about the reflections in the sextant when 
you're doing P23s , and I've got a - gee it's a 
beautiful picture of the Earth horizon; the optics 
are just super, and we've got a - got a - what 
looks like an inverted - sort of like a mirror 
image - in the opposite side away from the horizon. 
It's really quite obvious - - 

00 10 05 06 CC That's in the 

00 10 05 07 CMP And you can just see the bright areas. 

00 10 05 10 CC Roger. That's in the sextant. 

00 10 05 11 CMP And it's about - yes, it's just in the sextant, and 

it's about - oh, I don't know how to give you a 
percentage of the intensity, but it is much less 
intense than - than the thing in the Earth. 
That's - that's very bright. And the star is - 
gee, the match between the Earth horizon as seen 
through the fixed line of sight and the star line 
of sight is just perfect. It's really nice. The 
only thing I can't see as well as I'd like is the 
crosshairs, and with the illumination turned up 
to full bright, they just don't stand out when the 
old Earth is in the field of view. When I get them 
down against the Earth itself, then I can see the 
dark line, but when I get It out in the sky beyond 
the Earth's horizon, I just don't see it as well 
as I'd like. 



Roger. Copy. 



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Page 60 

00 10 06 06 CMP And, as you probably noticed there, we used that 

little adaptive short P23 erasable program, which 
is really swift; that thing just fires these 
things off, and I don't feel like in any way we're 
having to take short cuts on the pointing accuracy. 
The only time it takes now is to dress up the sub- 
stellar point on initial acquisition. That's what 
we're doing now, and it seems to take quite a 
while. 

00 10 06 37 CC Roger. 

00 10 07 16 CMP Next time we design a spacecraft, Don, we should 

remember not to put the optics in the kitchen. 

00 10 07 23 CC Roger. Understand. 

00 10 16 38 CDR That's the first MARK, isn't it? I think he cycled 

on it. 

00 10 17 03 CDR Yes, he's been taking a little bit longer each one. 



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00 10 59 26 CC 16, Houston. 

00 10 59 29 CM Go ahead, Don. 

00 10 59 30 CC Roger; we are going to dilute - delete that maneu- 

ver to thermal attitude that's coming up in the 
Flight Plan at about 9:30 - in the Flight Plan. 
And, also, when you get a chance, we want you to 
zero NOUN 26, because there's a possibility that 
if you hit a NOUN 30 with what you got in NOUN 26 
now, you'll get a transfer to a wrong place in 
the program. 

00 10 59 58 CDR Understand. Zero NOUN 26. 

00 11 00 02 CC Roger. 

00 11 00 32 CDR Boy, you guys are reading our minds up there, or 

.down there, 

00 11 00 U3 CDR What do you want to do, just go right into PTC? 

00 11 00 U8 CC Negative; we're going to do the P52 that's at - 

down around 10:^0 in the Flight Plan. 

00 11 00 55 CDR Understand. And then go to PTC, huh? 

00 11 01 03 CC Negative; we got some UV photos at 12:20 that have 

to be done at 12:20. 

00 11 01 22 CDR Oh, yeah. 

00 11 13 hi CC 16, you can go ahead and torque them. 

00 11 16 56 CC 16, we got a state vector update, if you'll go to 

ACCEPT. 

00 11 IT 06 CMP Roger; you've got POO and ACCEPT. 

00 11 17 07 CC Roger. And, also if you can copy, we've got a 

change to the G&C Checklist, page 9-h. 

00 11 17 36 CMP Okay, I'm on page 9-^> Don. 



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Roger; under Baker, column Baker, line h, change 
from II522 to 13353, and, on line 5» change 13000 
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Okay, I'm on page G/9-1+, column Bravo, line 0k is 
13353; that replaces 11522, Line 05, 00041 re- 
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That's affirmative, Ken. 


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All right, sir. 


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And, 16, you can have the computer. 


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Don, you folks ready for a little fuel cell purge? 


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I "believe we're ready. 


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Don, fuel - fuel cell 1 purge, 0^ purge is in 
progress. 


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Roger; copy. 


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l6, Houston. We're looking at an 0^ flow of less 

than 1 pound per hour, and we'd like to know if 
you have closed the waste storage vent valve. 


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Negative . 


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Roger; understand negative. 


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Houston, do you want us to dump the waste water 
down to about 10? 


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It's already 60. 


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Okay, 10 percent it'll be. 


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Roger. 


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Roger. 



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00 11 h0 32 CMP Okay, ve're showing about 29 percent on our waste 

water, Don. How does that look with what you all 
have on the ground? 

00 11 hO hO CC Well, we're looking at about 30.5 percent now. 

00 11 1+0 h5 CMP Okay, so you want us to terminate ours at 10 per- 

cent; our gage reading of 10 percent will be good 
enough? 

00 11 h0 5h CC That's affirmative, l6. 

00 11 h0 57 CMP Okay. 

00 11 U3 30 CDR Okay, we've terminated the waste dump. 

00 11 h3 3h CC Roger. 

00 11 hi hi CDR Houston, we vented the batteries and it went to 

0.h t looks - maybe 0.2 now. 

00 11 hi 5h CC Roger. 

00 11 U8 28 CC Charlie, did you get a reading on that battery be- 

fore you vented it? 

^ 00 11 h& 37 LMP Roger. 0.9. 

00 11 h8 hi CC Charlie, was that 0.9? 

00 11 hB h6 LMP Affirmative. 

00 11 hd hi CC Roger. 

00 12 01 lh CC 16, could you give us a reading on LM/CM DELTA-P? 

00 12 01 39 CMP Roger. LM/CM DELTA-P is 0.2, which is what it was 

in the altitude chamber, and that apparently is 
zero on our gage. 

00 12 01 1*8 CC Roger; understand. 

00 12 02 0U CMP And the pressure equalization valve is verified 

closed. 

00 12 02 10 CC Roger. 



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l6, Houston. On this UV photography, we want to 
he sure we go MODE, FREE. I think last time, we 
didn't get that. 

No, we did get it last time. 

Pete, on the last sequence, we did go FREE. 

Say again. 

I said, on that first UV sequence we had, we did 
go FREE. 

Roger. 

16, go OMNI Delta. 

16, when you finish the UV photos, we'd like you 
to go on and start the PTC right away if you con- 
cur with it. 

Be glad to. 

Roger; and, in connection with that, we'll ask 
you to stow the high gain prior to going into PTC. 

Okay. We'll stow it. 

Roger . 



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00 12 32 Ok CMP Hey, Don, you really can get some pretty stable 

initial conditions. 

00 12 32 09 CC Good deal. 

00 12 1+0 1+5 CMP Say, Houston; Casper. 

00 12 1+0 1+8 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

00 12 1+0 51 CMP It looks - it looks to me like we've used a - a 

lot more RCS propellant than I would have guessed. 
Is it just our onboard readings or is that a fact? 

00 12 1+1 10 CC We're seeing apparently some biases in the P - In 

the RCS sensors up there. Stand by - wait 1. 
We'll get you some readings, Ken. 

00 12 1+1 23 CMP Okay; thank you. 

00 12 1+1+ 59 CC 0MKI Alfa, 16. 

00 12 1+5 08 CDR OMNI Alfa. 

00 12 1+7 5!+ CC 16, prior to entering PTC, go MANUAL and WIDE on 

the HIGH GAIN and minus 52 and 270. 

00 12 1+8 10 CDR Okay. 

00 12 1+8 51 CDR Okay; you got MANUAL and WIDE, minus 52 and 270. 

00 12 1+8 56 CC Roger; thank you. 

00 12 53 25 CC l6, Houston. We're going to have to delay going 

into the PTC until after we close the WASTE STOWAGE 
VENT valve at 13:50. 

00 12 53 1+1 LMP Okay. We're supposed to wait 20 minutes for the 

rates to damp anyhow, huh? 

00 12 53 1+9 CC Sounds right. 

00 12 5l+ 1+0 CC Ken, on the RCS quantities, I've got some numbers 

for you here . 

00 12 5l+ 52 CMP Go ahead. 



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00 12 5k 5h CC Roger. The - quad A is reading 1.5 low; all the 

rest of them are - are reading high. Quad Bravo 
is 0.6, Charlie is 5-7, and Delta is 5.6. And 
our DELTA on the Flight Plan is a plus 5 total 
right now. 

00 12 55 1+2 CMP Okay, is that - is that pounds, or percent, or 

degrees, or what? Over. 

00 12 55 ^9 CC The - the total of 5 pounds is pounds. 

00 12 55 55 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

00 12 55 56 CC Roger. 

00 12 56 52 CC 16, Houston. We're starting to see a high tempera- 

ture in the subsatellite battery in the SIM bay, 
so what we'd like to do is go ahead and close the 
WASTE STOWAGE VENT valve now and get into PTC as 
soon as we can. 

00 12 57 11 CMP Roger. WASTE STOWAGE VENT going CLOSED now. 

00 12 57 29 CMP Houston, how do the rates look to you for going 

into PCC [sic] now? 

00 12 57 3k CC Stand by 1, and we'll take a look. 

00 12 57 1*7 CC The rates look good and you can go ahead into PTC. 

00 12 57 51 CMP Roger. 

00 13 02 11 CC 16, we're going to let you get in - well into the 

PTC here. And monitor - the primary loop rad out 
temps and let it stabilize, and then it may be 
necessary to go down to panel 382 and adjust it 
again to try to keep that temperature at about 
1+5 degrees Fahrenheit. 

00 13 02 30 CMP Okay. 

00 13 02 33 CC And, Ken, if we have to do that, we'd suggest you 

mark a place down there so that, during the sub- 
sequent PTCs, you can just set the thing to that 
mark. 

00 13 0k 30 CC 16, go OMNI Bravo and we'll take over switching 

it for you. 



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00 13 Oh kO CDR You've got OMNI Bravo. 

00 13 0U 1+3 CC Roger; thank you. 

00 13 10 51 LMP Hey, Don. 

00 13 10 53 CC Go. 

00 13 10 58 CC Go ahead, Duke. 

00 13 11 03 IMP You would really love this sight. We're - as we 

rotate around now, we've got the Earth out the 
window number 1, and it's about - oh, almost - not 
quite down to half. And you can see India and the 
continent, and it's covered with clouds, and no 
photograph can ever describe the way it looks . 
It ' s really super . 

00 13 11 27 CC It really sounds fantastic. Wish I were there. 

00 13 11 31 LMP Yes, sir. You would love it. 

00 13 11 36 CDR You can see all of Australia, too. It's really 

something else. 

00 13 11 1+1 CC About what size does the Earth look from where you 

are? 

00 13 11 55 CDR Looks like it's about - it's approximately 

1+000 miles in radius . 

00 13 12 00 CC Hey, that's a pretty good estimate. 

00 13 12 0U LMP No, it's - it didn't quite fill the window. Well, 

I'm not - I'm about - I'm about 3 - my eyes are 

about 3 feet from the window, and it didn't quite 
fill it. 

00 13 12 15 CC Roger. 

00 13 12 25 LMP You know, a sight like that goes a long ways to 

make tomato soup taste good. 



00 13 12 30 CC 
00 13 13 00 CMP 



Yeah, that's what I've heard. 



I hate - Don , I hate to belabor the point , but I 
would appreciate it if the guys that are working 



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on the RCS budgeting and all could take a look 
and - and see if they could determine if there was 
any place where we were going over more than what 
they might have expected for that phase. 

00 13 13 22 CC Okay; we'll have them take a look. 

00 13 13 kh CC Okay, Ken; for your info, they said you were 

slightly ahead following LM extraction and appar- 
ently we used a little excess during the P23s. 

00 13 13 56 CMP Okay; that - that stands to reason; that not being 

able to see the reticle on there is a real nuisance 
You can do it, and it's - I guess there is also a 
certain amount of getting used to the knack of 
flying that thing around. It's - for some reason, 
it seems a little bit different to find the atti- 
tude than it was in the simulator; but the biggest 
nuisance was the inability to see the reticle, but 
if that's where we used our extra, that's fine. 

00 13 Ht 26 CC Okay. 

00 13 22 50 CC And, 16, I've got P37 block data for about four 

different times for you when you're ready to copy. 

00 13 23 12 CDR Okay; we'll get it in a few minutes. 

00 13 23 lh CC Right. 



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00 13 59 21 CC l6, Houston. We're standing by on this P3T "block 

data pad anytime you're ready. 

00 lh 02 3U CMP Hello, Don. You still there? 

00 lh 02 kl CC Hello, 16; Houston. 

00 lh 02 hf CMP Ah, it's a new face. 

00 lh 02 hQ CC Roger. We Just changed over down here. How' re 

things going? 

00 lh 02 52 CMP Ah, this is really a ball, Henry. Hey - as much 

as I hate to 3ay it, this PTC doesn't look so red 
hot to us. Can you give us any clues whether it's 
gonna hack it or not? 

00 Ik 03 11 CC Okay. Stand by. 

00 lU 03 36 CC 16, Houston. We don't see anything down here that's 

causing it divert - to diverge, but it does look 
marginal. We're gonna keep an eye on it. 

00 lh 03 50 CMP Okay. 

00 1^ 08 3h CMP Houston, Apollo l6. Over. 

00 lU 08 35 CC Apollo l6, Houston. Go ahead. 

00 lh 08 55 CC Apollo 16, Houston. Go ahead. 

00 lh 09 16 CMP Houston, Apollo l6 ; over. 

00 lh 09 18 CC Apollo l6, Houston; go ahead. 

00 lU 09 21 CMP Roger. We just cycled the H 2 fans as per presleep 

checklist. And FAN number 3 was still in AUTO. 
Do you want to leave it in AUTO tonight? Over. 

00 lh 09 36 CC That is affirmative. Leave it in AUTO. 

00 lh 09 1+1 CMP Okay. 



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00 


Ik 


10 


2k 


CC 


00 


Ik 


10 


3k 


CMP 


00 


Ik 


12 


23 


CMP 


00 


Ik 


12 


30 


CC 



Apollo l6, Houston. The block data - P37 block 
data for the updates book whenever you're ready. 

Oh, yeah; wait 1. 

Okay, Hank; go ahead. 

Okay, that's four - four blocks. I'll just read 
them in succession: 025:00, 1+907, minus 165 , 
070:1+5; 035:00, fk5k, minus 165, 070:13; 01+5:00, 
5857, minus 165 , 09^:31; 055:00, 1+879, minus 165 , 
118: kl and these all assume no midcourse 2. 

00 Ik Ik 07 CMP Roger. 025:00, 1+907, minus 165 , 070:1+5, 035:00, 

71+5H, minus 165 , 070:13; 01+5:00, 5857, minus 165 , 
09l+:31, 055:00, 1+879, minus 165 , ll8;l+5. 

Roger. That last number was 1181+1. 

Okay; 1181+1. 

Apollo 16, Houston. Ve want to still keep working 
on this SPS gaging problem. We'd like to get a 
readout if we could on your SPS fuel and oxidizer 
pressures . 

00 Ik 16 06 CDR Okay, stand by. 

00 ll+ 16 1+6 CDR Okay, that fuel pressure is reading right now 168. 

Oxidizer pressure is in the green, and it's read- 
ing - 186 or 87. 

00 Ik 17 07 CC Roger. Understand, 168 and 186. 

00 Ik 17 lk CDR That's affirm, isn't it? And we were told this 

morning before launch that that was nominal. 

00 ll+ 17 22 CC Roger. 

00 ll+ 17 2l+ CDR Because - because of a bias in the gage. So we're 

probably gonna need some kind of a - another 
DELTA-P figure to go on our L0I card - I mean our 
midcourse card. 



00 


11+ 


1!+ 


1+1+ 


CC 


00 


11+ 


ll+ 


55 


CMP 


00 


11+ 


15 


50 


CC 



00 11+ 17 1+0 CC 



That's affirmative, and it's in work. 



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00 lh 17 *+3 CDR Yes, sir. 

00 lh 17 U8 CMP And I think I show we have just at 15 percent waste 

water, hut we are gonna go ahead and chlorinate 
unless you think the EECOM's don't want that. 

00 lh 18 Oh CC Stand by, Ken. 

00 lU 18 33 CC 16, Houston. We're - we're not sure we understand 

your question here. If you're asking if it's okay 
to chlorinate the potable, that's - that's good. 

00 lh 18 1+2 CMP Okay. Just wanted to make sure if you ever need a 

waterb oiler, people don't like to put the chlorine 
in there, so I just thought I'd check with you 
before I did it. 

00 lU 18 55 CC Okay, I copy now. They say still press ahead, Ken. 

00 lh 30 21 LMP Okay, Houston. We'll run the cabin pressure up to 

57 as per this presleep checklist. 

00 lh 30 29 CC Roger. Copy. 

00 lU 30 hh CC 16, Houston. When you changed the lithium hydroxide 

canister, we noted a small drop in the suit com- 
pressor DELTA-P down here. Did you change any of 
the configuration in the suit loop at the time 
you did that? 

00 lh 31 07 CMP Well, Henry, sometime back there during the day, I 

opened up the flow line to my hoses that had been 
turned off and laid them around to try and get some 
better ventilation in here. But I don't remember 
whether that was about the same time or not. 

00 lh 31 26 CC Okay. We're not concerned; we're just trying to 

answer the question. That's probably what it was. 

00 lh 38 50 CMP Thank you, folks. Ready for a VERB 7^? 

00 lh 38 5h CC Stand by. 

00 lU 38 59 CC Okay. We're ready, Ken, 

00 lh 39 08 CMP Zap. 



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00 ll* 1+2 1+6 CC Apollo l6, Houston. We're showing your cabin 

pressure up around 59. Recheck your 0^ flow. 

00 lit 1+2 55 LMP Roger. It's off. 

00 lit 1+8 08 LMP Houston, 16. Over. 

00 lk k& 11 CC Go ahead. 

00 lk 1+8 12 LMP Roger. We gonna turn the voice off - per the pre- 

sleep checklist. Okay? 

00 lk U8 20 CC Will you stand by Just a minute, 16? 

00 ll+ 1+8 30 CC 16, Houston. Do you have your 0 heaters 

configured? 

00 lk 1+8 38 LMP That's affirm; 1 and 2 is [sic] OFF , 3 is in AUTO, 

and the - H 2 HEATERS are both in AUTO. 

00 lk 1+8 50 CC Roger. 

00 ll+ 1+9 31 CC Apollo l6, Houston. This is for Ken. Do you have 

anything to report on your film status? 

00 ll+ 1+9 1+1 CMP That's in work, Henry. 

00 lit 1+9 1+3 CC Okay. 

00 ll+ 50 2l+ CMP Gee, Henry, I'm l6-milliraeter magazine Alfa Alfa. 

We have approximately 20 percent remaining. 

00 ll+ 50 36 CC Copy. 

00 ll+ 50 56 CMP On magazine November November, that's a 70 milli- 

meter, we're up to frame 33. 

00 ll+ 51 09 CC Okay. 

00 lit 51 20 CMP And on Oscar Oscar, it's frame 18. 

00 lit 51 29 CC Roger, 18. 

00 lU 51 5l+ CMP And, Henry, we are going without ... what do you 

think about PTC? 



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00 lk 52 03 CC Roger. The - your first part of your transmission 

was blocked out. We had a antenna switch. How- 
ever, on the PTC, guess he thinks it will go 
throughout the sleep period, and then we'll reini- 
tialize after you wake up. But he doesn't think 
it'll go a full 16 hours, hut it's good for the 
sleep period. 

00 ik 52 25 CMP Okay. The first thing you said was we'll go with- 

out the tone booster. We'll go with normal comm 
delay. 

00 Ik 52 36 CC Okay. 

00 lU 52 38 CMP That's for caution and warning part. 

00 lU 53 03 CC And, Ken, did you use anything out of mag Juliett 

Juliett? 

00 1^ 53 07 CMP That's negative. 

00 lk 53 10 CC Roger. 

00 lk 5U 02 CMP Okay, Henry. Are there any onboard read-outs that 

you folks would like to have? 

00 lk 5k 10 CC Negative, Ken, I think we're all in good shape here. 

Everything looks good at this point. You got any- 
thing else for us? 

00 lk 5*+ 20 CMP No, I'm just looking ahead, and I've got 5-1/2 min- 

utes to go to sleep. 

00 1^ 5k 29 CC Roger. Why don't you take that? Y'all did a real 

good day's work. Only two things left to do are 
those two comm switches, the SQUELCH and the NORMAL 
MODE VOICE. Get a good night's sleep, and we'll 
see you tomorrow. 

00 lk 5k kk CMP Yes, sir. This is - this doesn't come under work 

category. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUKD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



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37 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston. 


00 


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Ok 


51 


cc 


Apollo 16, Houston. 


00 


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Ok 


56 


LMP 


Go ahead there, Houston. How you doing? 


00 


23 


Ok 


57 


cc 


Hey, you sound good. Good morning up there. How 
are you doing? 


00 


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Oil 


LMP 


Great. 


00 


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06 


cc 


Good. All your systems look - - 


00 


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09 


LMP 


... report to work. 


UU 




AC 




(X 


Good show. Everything looks fine up there from 
down here. 


00 


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17 


LMP 


Oh, yes. Sure beats work. 


00 


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18 


CC 


(Chuckle) How your comrades doing? 


00 


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31 


LMP 


Oh, they're just starting to stir. 


00 


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I'd hum something for you to wake you up, hut I 
got a. tin ear. 


00 


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We'll make it, Tony. 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 23 25 26 IMP Houston, l6. Over. 

00 23 25 30 CC Go ahead, Charlie. 

00 23 25 3*+ LMP Okay. I'd like to give you our postsleep report 

here for today. The commander ate his sandwich 
and his orange juice that was in his suit, and all 
of his meal for day 1, and his PRD Is 22028, and 
he had 7 hours sleep. Best ever in space flight. 
No medication. Three voids: 3*+, 20, 18. Fluid 
intake: total, 21 ounces. Over. 

00 23 26 20 CC Okay. We got that, Charlie. 

00 23 26 2k LMP Okay. For Ken, he had from meal C everything but 

the pecans, and he ate his sandwich and his orange 
juice. His PRD is 15030. Six hours in an 8-hour 
period; he was awake every - once every hour. 
Okay. Excuse me. 

00 23 26 52 CC Okay. 

00 23 27 02 LMP Okay., Tony. Had one more than 1+1 and he let some 

of them off, and 13 ounces total intake. Okay - - 

00 23 27 26 CC Okay,, Charlie Charlie, could you say the voids 

again? 

00 23 27 27 LMP - - PRD coming - - 

00 23 27 28 CC Could you say the voids again on - Ken? 

00 23 27 36 LMP One was timed hi - hi seconds; the other one was 

lost due to a malfunctioning "bag. And we got on 
me now - for my meals, I had the sandwich and the 
orange juice that was in the suit. For meal C, I 
had half the spaghetti, all the ambrosia, 'and the 
cocoa. My PRD is 210^0. I got about 5 hours 
sleep; got two voids of 20 and 25 with about a 
20-ounce fluid intake. Over. 



00 23 28 19 CC 



Okay. I got it all. Sounds like you all slept 
pretty good. 



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00 23 28 28 LMP Well, it was off and on for me. I must have 

been . , . 

00 23 28 1+2 CC I tell you, I'd be so excited, I wouldn't sleep 

at all . 

00 23 32 36 LMP Houston, we're charging "battery A. And on that 

food, Tony, add my apricot cuces, I just ate 
them. 

00 23 33 Oh CC Okay, Charlie. 

00 23 hi 03 CC Charlie, Houston. 

00 23 1+1 08 LMP Go ahead.. 

00 23 1+1 10 CC Okay. Or that fluid consumption there, the num- 

bers you gave were in ounces. Could you verify 
that's ounces and not bags? 

00 23 hi 25 LMP Say that again, Tony. 

00 23 1+1 28 CC In the fluid you've consumed - the drinks, you 

gave the numbers in ounces, and I guess the blank 
here is listed in number of bags and partial bags, 
and they just want to verify the fact that the num- 
ber you gave was in ounces and. also to check and 
see what unit you want to use for the rest of the 
mission on that so everybody will have it straight, 

00 23 1+1 50 LMP Okay, we'll use - we'd like to use ounces, and 

that's what we'll go with. 

00 23 1+1 56 CC Okay. 

00 23 1+1 57 LMP That's what I read. 

00 23 1+1 58 CC Okay. I understand. Thank ycu.. 

00 23 1+2 07 LMP Tony, the - the menu side of it, the things that 

are in the menu are in, of course, bags. 

00 23 1+2 16 CC Okay, we understand. 



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00 23 1+2 5!+ CDR Okay. We can see the Earth out there, and it's 

getting a good, deal amaller. It's about the same 
size as the Moon almost, out the other window. 
And Africa is clear this morning - at least the 
part that we can see, which is what's usually 
clear, right around from the Canaries on. 

00 23 1+1+ 2l+ CC Very good. We've got you about a little over - 

well, you just passed 100,000 miles on our chart 
here. 

00 23 1+1+ 32 CDR I would guess we're about 100,000 miles out. Yes. 

00 23 1+1+ 1+0 CC Well, sounds like a milestone. 

00 23 kk 56 CC (.Laughter) They say you're only ll+ miles off, John. 

You're going to have to recalibrate your eyeball. 

00 23 1+5 17 CDR Okay. From our point of view, you only got a 

little more than half an Earth. 

00 23 1+5 23 CC Oh,, that's right. We forgot; you're kind of handi- 

capped. 

00 23 1+5 28 CDR Right. 

01 00 01 07 CC Ken, Houston. 
01 00 01 15 CMP Go ahead. 

01 00 01 18 CC Okay. I've got a systems status report whenever 

you're comfortable and would like to hear it. 
There's nothing to write down on that. 

01 00 01 26 CMP Okay, can we stand by awhile? 

01 00 01 28 CC Sure, no hurry at all. Okay, just give me a call 

when you're ready. 

01 00 01 1+0 CMP All righty. Thank you. 

01 00 15 09 CMP Hey, Tony. 

01 00 15 11 CC Yes. Go ahead, Ken. 



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01 00 15 18 CMP Okay. I'm about to finish up on my coffee here. 

If it's something I don't need to write down, 
I'll just listen to what you have to say as you - 
as you real it off. 

01 00 15 27 CC Okay. That sounds good. On the systems status, 

the RCS - everything looks fine. You're 27 pounds 
ahead on your usage. Must have a pretty light 
hand on the throttle there. 

01 00 15 58 CC Okay, and on the ECS, the failure node's probably 

in the control electronics. The valve was driving 
at max rate - that's 12 seconds, full open to full 
close, and they saw that on TM by the flow rate. 
I don't recommend making any extensive changes 
since that doesn't seem to be the problem, and 
thermal runs are being made here at this time to 
determine the settings for lunar orbit. They don't 
anticipate any problems with it. 

01 00 16 31 CMP Okay. I - I kept watching it since we've set it. 

We haven't touched that thing now for a long time, 
and maybe I just haven't caught any of the extremes, 
but it looks like it's been holding nicely between 
about U5 and 50. 

01 00 16 kS CC Right. We concur. We - we don't think you're 

gonna have to touch it until you go to the dark 
side. Okay, and on the SPS - normally during SPS 
cooldown during translunar coast, the helium in 
the SPS oxidizer tanks is absorbed by the oxidizer, 
causing a decrease in oxidizer tank pressure. Your 
transducer hasn't indicated this, and there - there 
may be a problem with that transducer. We've got 
a procedure change that I'll give to you later in 
your Flight Plan update, prior to the midcourse 2, 
that will allow them to check that transducer. 

01 00 17 h5 CMP Okay, Tony. And is there any change in the mid- 

course 2 time, or is it going to be like the Flight 
Plan? 

01 00 17 52 CC Right now, it looks as per Flight Plan. Okay. 

And on your DSE tape, Hank had a chance to take a 
look at it. Sounded - said it sounds fine. Dick 
will be in a little later and listen also, so 
everything looks GO for - for the operations in 



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lunar orbit. And everything else looks great. 
It's kind of nice not to have much of a day here. 
Sure isn't like the sims. 

01 00 18 36 CMP Yeah, I hope we can quote the last sim (laughter). 

01 00 18 39 CC Right. I got a little 

01 00 18 h2 LMP - ■- You said it all. 

01 00 18 1+6 CC That's right. I went through the news. I don't 

know whether you guys, over your coffee, would 
like to read the newspaper, but I've got all the 
news that's fit to print, and I really don't have 
much to say. A great piece here is in the world 
of art. One of Vincent Van Gogh's best was stolen 
from the San - San Diego Art Gallery as part of a 
display that was named "Out of Sight." [?] And 
I've got an input from Dottie here for Charlie. 

01 00 19 23 LMP I'm all ears. 

01 00 19 25 CC Okay. She says your - your five bird eggs have 

hatched, and so you've got five new, healthy 
neighbors . 

01 00 19 38 LMP Oh, great; thank you (laughter), 

01 00 19 39 CC You're welcome. 

01 00 19 53 CC Okay. And on the Flight Plan update, we have five 

items, and there's no hurry to get them up there. 
Whenever you're ready to take them and - and write 
the stuff down, I'll send them on up. 

01 00 20 10 CMP Okay. Why don't you give us another 10 minutes 

or so? 

01 00 20 11 CC Okay, that'll be fine. 

01 00 20 29 CMP Tony, you'd enjoy seeing this place. After all 

the things you had to go through to keep the cock- 
pit nice and clean out there, you'd never recognize 
it. 



01 00 20 1+6 CC 



Well, it probably looks like any - any bachelor's 
pad. 



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01 00 26 50 LMP Okay, Houston. You speak with the Flight Plan 

update . 

01 00 26 55 CC Okay. Stand by a second, Charlie. 

01 00 28 33 CC Charlie, Houston. 

01 00 28 37 LMP Go ahead. 

01 00 28 39 CC Okay. On the Flight Plan update, if you can dig 

out your CSM Updates, we'll make a change to a 
couple of procedures in there. 

01 00 29 Oil LMP Did you want the Flight Plan or the Update Book? 

01 00 29 07 CC Okay. This will be in the Update Book, this first 

one. 

01 00 29 33 LMP Okay, go ahead. 

01 00 29 3^ CC Okay. Go to the section on "Flight Plan Updates." 

It has the EMP programs . 

01 00 29 k5 LMP Okay. 

01 00 29 hf CC Okay, we'd like you to add a last step to each of 

the four EMP probe procedures. That would make 
a fourth step on the "Shortened P23" and a sev- 
enth step on "Manual range input," et cetera. 

01 00 30 Oh LMP Okay. Stand by, Tony. They must had a hand over. 

You were cut out. Start over again, please. 

01 00 30 10 CC Okay, understand. All right. In the "Flight Plan 

Update" section, on the four EMP programs, we'd 
like you to add a fourth - correction, a final 
termination procedure to each of the four programs. 
So on the "Shortened P23," we'd have a step h, 
which reads "VERB 25 NOUN 26 ENTER," and then the 
"Four registers, ENTER all balls" - correction, 
"Three registers, ENTER all balls." 

01 00 30 53 LMP Okay, copy. Four step for P23 is "VERB 25 NOUN 26, 

ENTER all balls in all registers." 

01 00 31 01 CC Okay. And on the next program, the "Manual range 

input," step 7 would be the same thing. 



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01 00 31 30 LMP Copy. "Manual range input," step 7 to "VERB 25 

NOUN 26, ENTER all balls." 

01 00 31 36 CC Okay. And on the "Optics angle to body angles," 

we'll add a step 7, and it would be the same as 
before. 

01 00 32 07 IMP Okay. Copy all balls. 

01 00 32 11 CC Okay. And on the "Jet monitor" program, it'll be 

a step 6, the same thing. 

01 00 32 3h LMP Okay. Go ahead. 

01 00 32 36 CC Okay. The purpose for these were - was to protect 

the E-memory from other programs . 

01 00 32 kh LMP Okay 

01 00 32 1+6 CC Okay. The next change is to your "SPS burn 

. rules." So if you can get that card. 

01 00 33 02 LMP Go Eihead. 

01 00 33 0k CC Okay. On the fuel to oxidizer pressure, it should 

read - or it does read "Greater than 115." Will 
you change it to read "12U for oxidizer, 110 for 
fuel." 

01 00 33 3U LMP Okay. "Pressure greater than 115" is changed to 

"12!+, oxidizer; 110, fuel." 

01 00 33 39 CC That's correct. And in the "Fuel to oxidizer 

DELTA-P , " it reads "Less than 20 psi." We'd 
like to change that to "35 psi oxidizer greater 
than fuel, or 5 psi oxidizer less than fuel," 

01 00 3l+ 09 LMP Okay; copy "35 oxidizer greater than fuel; 5 oxi- 

dizer less than fuel." 

01 00 3l+ lU CC Okay. And the final part of that is in the "Tight 

constraints" there in the box. It says "Greater 
than 160, and greater than 80." We'd like to change 
that to "Greater than 168 oxidizer, and greater 
than 153 fuel." 



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01 00 3h hh LMP Okay. "Greater than l68 oxidizer; 153, fuel." 

01 00 3h 52 CC And I guess on that "Tight constraints" also, it's 

the - the chamber pressure says "Greater than 80" 
for the "Tight constraints." 

01 00 35 07 LMP Okay. 

01 00 35 08 CC Okay. And that's the end of that procedure. A 

note here that this assumes a - a good oxidizer 
transducer, and there may he a - a problem that 
it's hung up. And we'll have a - a little later 
change in the midcourse 2 burn procedure. And 
from this, we'll be able to tell what - what - 
where the problem is. I'll get that up to you as 
soon as they've sorted it out here. Okay, and 
there are two notes here. For Ken, a reminder to 
watch the UV film consumption magazine Oscar Oscar. 
He's right on the budget now, and there's no pad. 

01 00 35 5*+ CMP Roger. And there's no way to cut a film out. 

01 00 35 57 CC I understand. 

01 00 36 00 CMP Now, we're - we're aware of it's being tight, 

Tony. If you see us slip behind - I - I guess I 
don't know what to do about it. You'll have to 
come up with a recommendation of what - what other 
photo to delete. 

01 00 36 11 CC Okay. Well, we just thought we'd let you know 

that you had a two-frame pad, and we've already 
used it. 

01 00 36 18 CMP You mean we've taken two frames we weren't supposed 

to? 

01 00 36 21 CC I don't understand the note here. That was the 

note I got. Maybe it was used up before - before 
they loaded it or something. I'll find out. 

01 00 36 32 CMP As far as I know, Tony - Yeah, yeah, I just want 

to make sure that there's no misunderstanding on 
our part about what it is we're supposed to do, 
because we took only those frames that were se- 
lected, because we are aware of the tight budget. 



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01 00 36 k6 CC Okay; understand. 

01 00 36 1+8 CMP And we might "be off a little "bit on the numbers 

we gave you, because, you know, that counter's 
kind of gross, and it's easy to get off "by a - "by 
a number or so, particularly when you start at the 
low end. 



01 00 36 58 CC All right; understand. I'm just off that more than 

a number. Okay, and a last note. We'd like you 
to take a look when you get a chance at that - 
the LM thermal surface, and see if you notice any 
changes or can give us any more words on it. We 
really don't anticipate a problem there. It turns 
out in looking back, there was a history of one 
batch of bad paint, and they sort of think it's 
just the paint blistering up. And it doesn't seem 
to be on a - - 



01 00 37 28 LMP All right 

01 00 37 29 CC - - on the surface that'll give us a real bad 

problem. 

01 00 37 37 IMP Okay. We're ready to bring up the high gain if 

you've got some angles for us. 

01 00 37 hi CC Okay. I'll get them. 

01 00 37 52 CC Okay. We'd like you to stand by for 10 minutes 

on that high gain. 

01 00 38 00 LMP All right. 

01 00 1+5 lh CC Charlie, Houston. 

01 00 U 5 19 IMP Go siiead. 

01 00 1+5 21 CC Okay, on the HIGH GAIN, we'd like you to select 

PITCH, minus h0; YAW, plus 90; and the BEAM width 
in MARROW. And we'll give you a cue to switch 
over to the HIGH GAIN. 



01 00 !+5 52 LMP Okay. You've got them selected. You going to 

cue us, you say? 

01 00 1+5 55 CC That's affirmative. We'll give you a cue. 



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01 00 1+5 59 LMP Okay. 

01 00 1+6 1+2 CC Charlie, Houston. 

01 00 1+6 1+9 LMP Go ahead. 

01 00 1+6 50 CC Okay. We'd like you to go REACQUISITION now, and 

we'll command, 

01 00 1+6 58 LMP Say again"? 

01 00 1+6 59 CC We'd like you to go REACQUISITION now. 

01 00 1+7 0l+ LMP Okay. You've got KEACQ and HIGH GAIN. 

01 00 1+7 07 CC Okay. 

01 00 1+7 25 CDR Okay, Houston. To discuss that thermal layer of 

grass that we got growing on the - growing just 
outside the docking target, it's thinned out a 
pretty good bit since last night. I think it's 
gone somewhere, hut there 're a lot of these little 
square - rectangular strips about - up to 2 inches 
long; I see one that must be 3 inches long, and 
they're just sort of - look like they're glued - 
somebody glued a bunch of strips of grass onto that 
thermal shield, but most of them have gone. Where 
it was 100 percent coverage before , it looks like 
it's about 50 percent coverage now. 

01 00 1+8 2k CC Okay. We copy that. 



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Okay, we copy that. 


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Hey,, Tony j are you. folks ready for us to press 
on with a little film cycle? 


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Stand by a second, Ken. 


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CMP 


Okay. 


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Okay, Ken; Houston. 


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Okay, we'd like you to go ahead on the film cyclir 
down to the MDrW cue ana tnen can us oacK. 


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CMP 


Wilco. 


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Okay, Houston. How ah out a cue? 


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Okay. Stand hy a second. 


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CC 


Okay, Ken. Go on, then, with your procedure. 


01 


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CMP 


Okay, I'll read these out as I go through them. 


01 


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All right. 


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CMP 


And the only thing that looked a little different 
is when I got down to the step where it said pajn 
CAMERA MODE to STANDBY it already was. I guess 
that's just an oversight. 


01 


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CC 


Okay. Okay, that's no problem. 


01 


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CMP 


John, what's the thumbwheel setting? 


01 


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15 


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Okay, Tony. Can you read me now? I'm on VOX. 


01 


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Yes, -you sound fine. 


01 


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CMP 


All righty. MAPPING CAMERA is coming ON. Stand 


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MARK. 



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Would you like to have the PAN CAMERA SELF TEST 
simultaneously, or would you like to do it 
sequentially? 


01 


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Okay; we'd like it simultaneously. 


01 


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Okay; PAN CAMERA to SELF TEST, getting SELF TEST. 


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MARK. Barber pole now. 


Ul 


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),7 


LMr 


uKay, I ve got trie gray nag or_ t.rie rATJ LAMiLKA MOJj,i 
talkback, and that took about <+5 seconds, as oppose 
to a minute. 


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57 


CC 


Okay, we copy that. 


01 


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CMP 


Okay. So I'm going to go ahead and take the PAN 
CAMERA POWER to OFF. 


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Okay. 


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Okay, I'm getting ready to take the MAPPING CAMERA 
to OFF, center. 


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Okay, I've got 2 minutes here. 




UU 




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You got a good watch. 


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Right. A Mickey special. 


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Okay, there's our 30 seconds. 


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Oh 


CC 


Okay. 


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Take the SM/AC POWER OFF. Man, that's what you 
call good timing. 


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Okay, Tony. We're going to OMNI Bravo, and selecti? 
is returned to HIGH GAIN. 


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CC 


Oh - 


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S-BAND AUX TV to OFF. 


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Okay; sounds good, Charlie. 


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Yes, please, John; back to PTT INTERCOM. Thank you 



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01 00 57 50 LMP Okay, Tony, we got a DELTA - LM/CM DELTA-P 

of 0.8 - - 

01 00 57 5 1 * CC Okay - - 

01 00 57 55 LMP - - and John's on the Momed now. 

01 00 57 59 CC Okay; we copy that. 

01 01 06 37 CC Hsy , John, you're giving us some great TV there. 

01 01 06 52 CTJR What did he say? What did you say, Tony? 

01 01 06 5^ CC I said we're getting some great TV down here. 

Looks good. 

01 01 07 00 CDR Was that one of your tapes? 

01 01 07 05 CC Ah so, that's a tape. Sorry about that. 

01 01 18 07 CMP Houston, 16. 

01 01 18 11 CC Go ahead. 

01 01 18 lk CMP Okay, Tony. We're on the electrophoresis now, and 

we're now - just about to - to hook up the power 
cable and turn the power on, and it says at that 
point "Hold for instructions from Houston." 

01 01 18 29 CC Okay (laughter) , instructions I have there are to 

press on through that hold and go on down to just 
before starting the camera and then hold again and 
give us a call. 

01 01 18 hi CMP Okay. 

01 01 20 25 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

01 01 20 29 CMP Go ahead. Over. 

01 01 20 31 CC Okay. At your convenience, when you get a chance, 

we'd like you to read out all quads of the RCS 
propellant quantity for correlation with the TM. 

01 01 20 1*8 CMP Okay. A is 90; B is 96; C is 96; D is over 100, 

about 101 or 2. 



Tape 17 /k 
Page 92 

01 01 21 05 CC Okay, we copy that. 

01 01 23 5*+ LMP Houston. 

01 01 23 56 CC Go ahead, Charlie. 

01 01 23 57 IMP Houston, we're - we're down to the step - before 

Ken turns on the electrophoresis fire. Where do 
you want us to hold that? Over. 

01 01 2k 12 CC Okay, we'd like you to hold just prior to starting 

the camera. 

01 01 2k 20 IMP Okay, just prior to starting the camera. 

01 01 2k 22 CC Roger. On t,he next page. 

01 01 2k 25 CMP Okay; how about telling us where we're going here, 

because - - 

01 01 2k 28 CC Okay - - 

01 01 2k 29 CMP - - I've got to turn this thing on, and I'd like to 

have it in my mind what it is we're going to do. 

01 01 2k 3k CC Roger. It's no big deal. The note here was, at 

that point, you're supposed to observe the current 
meters, and if there's no indication of a current 
flow in any tube, you tap the box gently along the - 
the axis, or parallel with the face, and then you 
allow the whole de - the whole unit to lie motion- 
less for additional 3 to 5 minutes before proceed- 
ing. They're afraid there may be a bubble in one 
of the tubes, and you don't get a current. 

01 01 25 06 CMP Okay. Well, actually, there's a bubble in each 

tube . 

01 01 25 10 CC Say that again. 

01 01 25 12 CMP Actually, there's a bubble in each tube. And it's - 

each tube has a bubble. They are in exactly the 
same place. They're lined up in a row, and they 
are directly over meter number 3. And the bubbles 
are about - oh, one-eighth of an inch in diameter. 



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01 01 25 1+1 CC Okay, the PI says that's okay, and we should go 

ahead and proceed. 

01 01 25 1+7 CMP Okay. Now, the question that you had for me was 

that if - if any of the meters do not go into the 
green, we turn the power on. Did you want me to 
tap the "box, and then do what? 

01 01 26 02 CC Okay. The instructions were to tap the box gently, 

allow the unit to remain motionless for an addi- 
tional 3 to 5 minutes, and then proceed. 

01 01 26 13 CMP Okay; and this time, if we don't get the meters 

into the green, we proceed anyhow; is that correct? 

01 01 26 18 CC According to the instructions, that's correct. 

01 01 26 22 CMP All righty. 

01 01 27 1+1+ CMP Okay, Tony. It turns out that meter number 1 is 

just barely into the red; meter number 2 didn't 
come up quite into the red; meter number 3 is 
about a needle width below the red. 

01 01 28 06 CC Okay. We'd like you to go on with the experiment. 

01 01 28 Ik CMP Okay, I've jiggled it a little bit and I'm gonna 

let it settle here for a second, and then we'll 
start. We'll give you a mark when we start. 

01 01 28 23 CC Roger, we concur. 

01 01 30 l6 CMP 0:*ay, Houston; we have started the experiment. 

Aid as soon as we got it rotating - got it running, 
and I turned according to the decal on the box, 
which is counterclockwise, half rotation; and, soon 
as I did, the orange film disappeared and - I see 
white particles coming through - coming through as 
a stream. It looks much like a - a - it looks like 
latex. 

01 01 31 01 CC Okay. We copy that. Any difference in rates 

between the different tubes? 

01 01 31 06 CMP Yeah. The first thing that happened, as soon as I 

opened it, I got a big blob of this stuff inside 
cf the - it looks like the inside of the window 



Tape 17/6 
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here between where it shows - the decal on the 
outside says "sample 1 and 2." It's got a big - 
couple of tig blobs in there. . . . the number 1 
sample is approaching it. The number 3 sample is 
about halfway between ring 2 and 3. Also have 
current meter number 1 is in the green, current 
meter number 2 is in the green, and number 3 is 
still about a needle width below the red line and 
didn't move at all. The bubbles are moving at 
about the same rate as the white material, and the 
first bubble in tube number 2 has just reached the 
yellow banc, and as I understand this, I'm going 
to have to wait until the white material reaches 
that yellow band. 

01 01 32 28 CC That's affirmative. The white material in the 

fastest tube. 



01 01 32 33 CMP Okay. 

01 01 32 36 CC And we had some bad comm right there in the middle 

when you were describing the rates and the differ- 
ence in the three tubes of the white material. If 
you could say a little bit of that again, it might 
help. 

01 01 32 J+7 CMP Okay. It's moving much more rapidly than I had 

anticipated it would, Tony. Right now, the num- 
ber 2 sample is leading by about a nose. It's 
just crossed the one - two - three - four - fifth 
ring inscribed on that center tube. The number 3 
sample has just crossed the fourth one; the num- 
ber 1 sample has just crossed the fifth one now; 
and number 2 is about halfway between five and six. 
Number 3 sample is maintaining a very cohesive shape 
and looks like a little cylinder with a pointed nose 
on it, and it's maintaining its white consistency. 
And it's going in - I - guess that the length of 
the - group of particles in there that's maintain- 
ing a solid appearance is about the width of one 
of these lines. Then, it tails out to a very dif- 
fuse gaseous - just a swirl material behind it that 
goes all the way back to the Lexan . The faster 
samples are diffusing much more rapidly, and they 
have a little nose on them, which is very thin and 
leads ahead of the larger mass of material. And 
they form sort of a cone shape. And they are about 



Tape 17/7 
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two and a half to three ring lengths in length , 
and -- I'm talking about the distance between - 
sets of rings. And they both appear to be dif- 
fusing about the same amount. The number 2 sample 
is really starting to break up now and starting to 
twist the - looks like it's taking on a corkscrew 
appearance as it approaches the yellow line. And 
it's approaching the yellow line, and now number 1 
is approaching one so I'm gonna hit the RE- 

VERSAL SWITCH. 

01 01 3^ 38 CC Okay, You say there is no difference in diffusion 

between 1 and 2? 

01 01 3h h8 CMP Well., there wasn't when we started, now - well, 

now that we've hit the REVERSAL SWITCH (laughter), 
I guess all bets are off. The - (laughter) they've 
just really broken up in number 2 and in - number 1 
is holding together a little better. They really 
looked very, very similar; except that just as it 
crossed the last ring before the yellow ring, num- 
ber 2 started to get an elongate nose on the point, 
and it was starting to twist - I say it was looking 
like a corkscrew. And then about the same time, 
when - just about the time I hit the REVERSAL 
SWITCH, the sample in number 1 did the same thing. 
The sample in number 3 is doing entirely a different 
operation. It retained sort of a bullet shape all 
the way down as far as it went, and now - that we've 
reversed it, the pointed end, which was on the right 
side., the direction of motion, has now become a 
flat blunt end, and it's picking up - kind of an 
arrow-shaped head on the left side as it goes back 
towards the container. But it's still retaining 
its cohesiveness . The sample number 2 just really 
got all diffused and spread around. And number 1 
is holding together a little bit better. It's 
starting to take shape that looks very much like 
number 3; in fact, the trailing edge - that's the 
one on the right side now, or sample number 1 - has 
just about caught up and looks very much like sam- 
ple number 3, except that you can tell that some of 
the material in sample 1 has been diffused. 



01 01 36 31 CC 



Outstanding. 



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01 01 36 32 CMP And we're about to approach the original end. Do 

you want me to reverse it again , cr what do you 
suggest at this point? 

01 01 36 1+8 CC Yeah, Ken. We'd like you to reverse it again. 

01 01 36 51 CMP Okay, and I'll do that when the first large porticr. 

of the sample reaches the Lex an manifold; is that 
okay? That's - some of the diffused material will 
already coincide. 

01 01 37 05 CC Okay, that sounds good. 

01 01 37 33 CMP Okay, I've reversed it, and I reversed it when the 

pointed end of sample number 3 reached the first 
marked ring before reaching the Lexan manifold. 

01 01 37 h2 CC Okay. 

01 01 37 ^5 CMP And it's starting to snake now. I - These - these 

little blobs don't seem to take this reversal so 
well. Another thing that was a little different 
on that first - when I - after I reversed It, 
sample number 1, I mentioned that all three had 
bubbles who were right together when we started. 
The bubble on - on them all passed over to the 
extreme right end, except that number 1, when we 
reversed the samples , it remained over in the right 
end, and numbers 2 and 3 traveled with the material. 

01 01 38 21 CC Okay. Copy that. 

01 01 1+0 08 CMP Okay, Tony, number 2 has reached the end again. 

I'm going to reverse it for the last time. 

01 01 1*0 16 CC Okay. 

01 01 h0 17 CMP It's reversed at this time. Mark it. 

01 01 1+0 19 CC Okay. 

01 01 1+0 23 CMP Number 2 is completely - looks like a - an emulsion. 

Number 1 still has a central core that's holding 
together, and number 3 is doing a good job of stay- 
ing together. It's diffused very little. 



01 01 1+0 1+1 CC 



Okay, we copy that. 



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01 01 1+0 1+5 CMP Okay, and at the end of this - it looks to me like 

it's so diffused that at the end of this run when 
we get it back, I'll just go ahead and secure it. 

01 01 U2 37 CC Yeah, Ken, I think they* re gonna have fun analyzing 

that one . 

01 01 1*2 1*2 CMP I think they've got their work cut out for them. 

Are there any questions that you might want to get 
resolved that maybe I - were obvious to me but 
weren't obvious to you (laughter) before we put 
it all away? We're going to be closing down here 
in a couple of minutes. 

01 01 1*3 00 CC Okay. The PI is back there, and hopefully he's 

working on some questions. 

01 01 1+1+ 25 CC Ken, Houston. 

01 01 1+1+ 29 CMP Go ahead. 

01 01 1+1+ 31 CC Okay. One, you said you - you tapped the box there 

at the beginning to try to get rid of the bubbles. 
How long did you wait before you started? I know 
you gave a mark, but we'd like to verify that. 

01 01 1+1+ 1+5 CMP Between the time we tapped the bubbles and the time 

we started the experiment? 

01 01 1*1* 1+9 CC That's affirmative. 

01 01 1+1+ 51 CMP Is that the time frame you - ? Okay. That time 

frame was - I would guess it was about a minute, 
Tony. Because when I tapped it, I just couldn't 
get them to move. I had already - I had already 
tapped that thing once before, for the bubbles, 
and - because when - as soon as we unpacked it, 
we saw the bubbles out there, and I banged it a 
little bit to try and see if I could get them to 
move and didn't have any luck at all. So we didn't 
wa:Lt any 3 or 5 minutes , it - it was about 2 min- 
utes , I guess. 



01 01 1+5 19 CC 



Okay, we copy that; 2 minutes. And on the tube 1, 
did you notice any separation of the two sizes? 



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01 01 1+5 29 CMP Not unless that's what this diffuse and central 

feature turns out to be. But the dark - oh, let 
me rephrase that, the higher concentration of 
material that makes it look more solid - if that's 
a large particle and the diffuse material is the 
finer particles, then I would say that perhaps 
there was a separation of small particles from 
larger ones in tube number 2 just about the time I 
reversed it, Just starting to show up; and number 1 
perhaps the same. And number 3, I would say, if 
that's the proper interpretation, that there was 
no appreciable separation of any kind. And I'm 
not sure that number 1 ever exhibited the - some 
of the symptoms that number 2 did. I can't tell 
you right now which of these tubes splurted these 
blobs of particles under the window unit. 

01 01 1+6 30 CC All right, we copy that. We - I sort of expected 

from the information we got here that 1 would be 
the one that split up in the two sizes, but I guess 
we'll have to look at that later. 

01 01 1+6 1+3 CMP Okay. Again, I'm not sure what this little burst 

of material that got out on the window might be. 
Maybe we lost some of the stuff from one of them. 

01 01 1+6 53 CC Okay. That's all the questions I had here. At 

least the bugs didn't eat the particles. 

01 01 50 22 IMP Houston, did you get that? That was magazine UU 

up to frame 55 on that experiment. 

01 01 50 28 CC Okay, Uncle Uncle 55. Thank you. 

01 01 50 32 LMP Roger. 

01 01 55 36 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

01 01 55 1+0 CDR Go ahead. Over. 

01 01 55 1+2 CC Okay. At your convenience, we've got the change 

to your SPS burn procedure. 

01 01 55 51 CDR Okay, you've got to stand by on that one. Things 

are kind of busy right now. 

01 01 55 56 CC Right; understand. No hurry at all. 



END OF TAPE 



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Houston, 16. 


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Go ahead, Charlie. 


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Tony, you just went by my window, and that 
half -Earth , man, is a, spectacular sight. 


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I "bet it is. I tell you, I'm green with envy. 


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Well, I don't want to trade with you. 


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(Laughter) You say the world looked pretty good 
when it went "by? 


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How far out are we now, Tony? 


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108,285.1. 


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Say again. You were broken up. 


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Okay; 108,285.1. Change to point 6. 


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Okay , thank you . 


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I think one of the most impressive sights, Tony, 



is the cloud formations you can see and the polar 
icecap . 

01 02 35 IT CC Very good. Have you had a chance to look long 

enough to see your - see the dynamics at all? 

01 02 35 2h CMP Negative. We just now took the shade down on my 

side. That's the first view I've had all morning. 

01 02 35 31 CC Very good. 

01 02 35 33 LMP There was that awful big storm up off the coast 

of Alaska in the Bering Sea, I guess it was 
yesterday. I can't see that now, though. I think 
you all are in the dark. 

01 02 35 5^ CC I guess our weather chart doesn't go up that high. 

I was going to see what we've got there now, but 
it only includes your recovery areas . 



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01 02 36 3^ CC We're reviewing that film that ycu took - that 

TV that ycu took last nignt . >.nd 'here are a lot 
of sparklles out the windcv there. Were those 
all just ;.oose particles floating around? 

01 02 36 *43 LMP Yes, the IX was really shedding on that one panel 

there, Tony, and, in fact, we've still got cuite 
a few particles floating along with us right 
now. 

01 03 29 09 LMP Houston, lo. 

01 03 29 13 CC Go ahead, Charlie. 

01 03 29 15 LMP Okay, Tony. I'm back up again. Do you want 

to talk at - to us about those SPS burn rules? 

01 03 29 23 CC Oh 

01 03 29 2k LMP Stand by ;_. Ken wants to - Stand by. 

01 03 29 26 CC Okay. 

01 03 29 52 LMP Okay, Tony. Go ahead. 

01 03 29 55 CC Okay, this isn't the burn rules. It's a discus- 

sion of procedures for midcourse 2 only. And a 
change could be noted in your cue card - SPS 
cue card - or the G&C Checklist G/5-2, but 
you might want to hear the whole thing before 
you write it down. Okay, at burn minus 6 minutes, 
the line that reads "SPS HELIUM VALVE, two, to 
AUTO" should be changed to "SPS HELIUM VALVES, 
two, to manual for 10 seconds." And "After 
10 seconds, SPS HELIUM VALVES, two, to AUTO." 
And then, they'd remain in AUTO for the burn. 
And we have a couple of notes to that. First - - 

01 03 30 53 CMP You're talking about going to CN when you say 

"manual." And you don't want us to stay there 
10 seconds if it exceeds 200, do you? 

01 03 31 05 CC That's right. If it exceeds 210, we want you 

to turn them off. And we'll do the burn with 
them off - because if it went to AUTO during 
the burn, we'd go right back into the problem. 



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01 03 31 2h CMP Okay. 

01 03 31 26 CC Okay. That was one of the notes, and you just 

anticipated it there. The other note is, you 
may, if - if we've diagnosed the transducer problem 
correctly, you'll probably get an SPS PRESSURE 
light. That will go on at 201 pounds. 

01 03 31 57 IMP Okay. 

01 03 31 59 CC Right now, they are anticipating that, by the time 

of the burn, that transducer will be biased about 
15 pounds high. 

01 03 32 10 IMP Okay; that's the oxidizer side? 

01 03 32 15 CC That's affirmative. 

01 03 32 18 LMP Okay. What is - what do you think is wrong with 

that transducer? 

01 03 32 23 CC Right now, the note is that the comparison chamber, 

which should be at about atmospheric pressure, has 
leaked. And the leak is just making up for the 
normal absorption of helium, so the gage is reading 
about constant. Eventually, that comparison 
chamber will leak down to zero, and then you'll 
be comparing - instead of comparing to ik .J , 
you'll be comparing to zero, and it will read 
15 pounds high. 

01 03 33 01 CC We're reading about 11 pounds high now. 

01 03 33 07 IMP Okay; our gage has been constant since lift-off. 

01 03 33 11 CC Right. We can read the pressure farther on down 

the line; and, in the fuel side, the tank pressure 
and the pressure down the line are tracking right 
along, and they should be on the oxidizer side. 
But on the oxidizer side, the tank's staying 
constant and the one dcwn the line is dropping down 
as it should. So either the one in the tank is 
just locked up or the leak out of the comparison 
chamber is just making up the difference. 



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Okay . 

Charlie, Houston. 
Go ahead. 

Just so there is no misunderstanding here, I'd 
like to verify this up - this - procedure. We're 
going to manual for 10 seconds at 6 minutes "before 
the "burn, and then, nominally, we'll go back to 
AUTO even if you get a - a caution. The only point 
where we'd go to OFF would be if it went above 210. 

Okay, copy. At 6 minutes, HELIUM VALVES go to 
manual for 10 seconds, then to AUTO. If pressure 
goes to greater than 210, go to OFF. 

That 1 s affirmative . 

If we get a caution light, but less than 210, 
we still stay in AUTO. 

That's right. 

Houston, l6. Do you guys feel like that your 
transducers are good on the ground? 

What I mean to say is, do you feel like that your 
telemetry's good on the SPS tank pressure? 

Stand by 1, Charlie. 

Charlie, Houston. 

Go ahead . 

Okay, the telemetry here - the telemetry is good. 
And we can read from the transducer that you're 
reading your oxidizer tank pressure; we can also 
read from the inlet pressure transducer, which 
you can't read on board. The inlet pressure 
transducer indicates that - nominal decay and 
pressure due to helium absorption by the oxidizer. 
And this looks just like all the other flights. 
The other one is the one that you are reading, 
and it looks like it's locked up. The reason 



Tape UV'i 
Page 103 

for the procedure that ve've sent up is to 
make sure that we know the pressures in the lines 
before this burn, which will give us a baseline 
to plan the management during the LOI. 

01 03 hi 20 LMP Well, okay. That's what had us a - talking in 

here about how we're going to monitor the LOI. 

01 03 hi 27 CC Right. That's our concern, too. And what we're 

trying to do is get enough unknowns out of this 
midcourse so that we can have a good handle on 
the LOI. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 19/1 
Page 105 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 Ok 10 01 CDR Houston, Apollo l6. Over. 

01 Ok 10 Ok CC Go ahead, John. 

01 Ok 10 07 CDR Roger. The bias test is completed at the end of a 

minute kO seconds. Ve got 102.0 on our DELTA-V 
counter . 

01 Ok 10 19 CC Okay. 102.0. 

01 Ok 2k 56 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

01 Ok 25 08 LMP Go ahead. 

01 Ok 25 10 CC Okay, we've got a fev more questions on that paint 

shredding. When you have a break, if you'll give 
us a call, we'll send them up to you. 

01 0*+ 25 56 LMP Okay, Tony; go ahead. 

01 0k 25 59 CC Okay. Last night during the TV show, the lighting 

wasn't ideal. Maybe you have observed something 
that we couldn't see in the tapes here. Okay, that 
panel behind the docking target - was it completely 
covered with the shredded material? There's an 
access panel right in the middle of that - of the 
overall panel there - and we're curious to know if 
it was just in the access panel, or the whole panel. 

01 0k 26 29 LMP Okay, Tony, it was on the whole panel. 

01 0k 26 33 CC Okay, how about any other panels around? It looked 

like on TV there might be some on that panel just 
to the right. And, if so, do you have any words on 
any other panels? 

01 0k 26 k6 LMP Okay, it's on that whole section there, Tony. 

There's two triangular panels, one on each side of 
this rectangular pattern which is right below the 
docking target. That whole section that is parallel 
of the plus-X, below the docking target, the two 
triangular panels and the rectangular panel all are 
shredded. 



Tape 19/2 
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01 0l+ 27 07 CC 

01 Oh 27 11 LMP 

01 Oh 27 12 CC 

01 Oh 27 22 CC 

01 Ok 27 29 LMP 

01 Ok 27 kl CC 

01 01+ 27 57 LMP 

01 Ok 28 10 CC 

01 0U 28 20 LMP 

01 Ok 28 38 CC 

01 Ok 28 kk LMP 

01 Ok 28 1+8 CC 

01 OU 28 52 LMP 

01 01+ 28 57 CC 



Okay, we ccpy that. 



Say again? 

Was there any gold Mylar Kapton visible on the 
panel behind the docking target? 

Negative. It's - it's - apparently just a black 
surface nov , most of the white-looking paint, or 
whatever it is, is all - most all gone now. There's 
just a - oh , I'd say maybe a 10 percent of the sur- 
face is now covered with this shredded white stuff. 

The origin of that question was there was some 
question whether the panel may not have come off 
entirely and, underneath that, is some of the Mylar 
stuff. 

Well, the panel is still on, in fact, you - you 
can't even see the Mylar - the - the - Below it is 
a black surface that looks much like the top of the 
ascent prop - propellant tank. 

Okay, and I guess you mentioned last night there 
was some streaming of the paint as it was coming 
off. Was there a preferred direction - or what 
was it? 

Yes, radially - well, from us, it was radial to the 
X-axis. Almost right out over the ascent module - 
out the Y-axis. 

Was it independent of your jet firings? 

When Ken fired the jets, it really blew it off then. 

Uh-huh. In the same direction? 

No , it made it go the other way down towards - 
the - the legs of the LM. 

Okay, and, without the RCS then, it was almost at 
right angles to the panel and, otherwise, it was 
going down towards the legs? 



Tape 19/3 
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01 Oh 29 06 IMP Yes., and it looks like - like John said, right now, 

Tony, as we come around into the Sun, there's some 
particles coming out ■-■ off now more towards quad 2. 
And it looks like it's on the underside of this 
panel as we cannot - we cannot see it , and - but 
it ' s "between quad 3-2 and the APS propellant 
module - correction the APS propellant tank. 

01 Ok 29 h0 CC Okay, we're looking at the drawing here and see 

where you mean. 

01 Oh 29 h6 LMP Say again? 

01 Oh 29 hf CC Roger; we copy that, Charlie. What we're searching 

for on this direction of flow is if you think 
there's any - anything in the area that might cause 
it to stream out like some - a leaky tank or any- 
thing of that sort, or whether it just seems to he 
almost random. 

01 Oh 30 03 LMP Say again Tony, you cut out after - all after "What 

we're searching for." 

01 Oh 30 08 CC Okay, what we're searching for here is just - We 

don't think there is any leak over there or any- 
thing of that sort. 3ut , if there is a preferred 
direction of flow, we're looking for any indication 
of what it might be so we'll know where - where the 
flow is coming from. 

01 Oh 30 23 LMP Tony, please, you're - for some reason, you weren't 

up-linking, and we've had all after "What - what 
we're searching for," 

01 0U 30 38 CC Okay; stand by a second, Charlie. I'll be back 

with you in a minute. 

01 Oh 31 23 CC Okay, Charlie; Houston. How do you copy now? 

01 Oh 31 30 LMP You're 5 by. 

01 Oh 31 32 CC Okay, we were just searching around here a little 

bit - Far-out possibility might be that we had a 
small leak in there or something and it was causing 
the peeled paint to flow off in a particular direc- 
tion; and we were just wondering if you had any 
indication that that might be the case, or whether 
it's just flying off at right angles? 



Tape 19 A 
Page 108 



01 0l+ 31 5k LMP Well, whe:i we first saw it, that was our opinion 

also, but now that most of it's gone - is - it - 
it's sort of just coming off in different direc- 
tions. Over. 

01 Ok 32 13 CC Okay, we copy that. 

01 Ok 32 17 LMP And, Tony, the stuff that - is really not white; 

it's more of - now it's more of a gold-looking 
color or sandy color now, 

01 0k 32 26 CC Okay. That's the shredded stuff you're talking 

about? 

01 0U 32 32 LMP That affirmative. 

01 Oh 32 35 CC All right, the thermal people aren't - aren't upset 

about this at all. They don't think it will give 
us any constraint. Evidently, that surface was 
only on there for the very high-Sun case. 

01 0k 32 1*9 LMP Okay. Well, the panel is intact underneath that 

paint job, whatever it was. The panel apparently 
is intact. 

01 0k 32 58 CC Okay. 

01 01* 33 ll* CC Okay, Charlie, I guess that's the whole set of 

questions here. Everybody is very happy with - 
with what we're hearing. 

01 0l+ 3l* 15 LMP Tony, that panel that shredded - the ones we were 

telling you about are - have some more pronounced 
wrinkle ridges in them than any of the other panels . 

01 0k 3k 29 CC Okay, we copy that, Charlie. We'll find out what 

that means . 

01 05 11 28 CDR Houston, l6. Do you read? 

01 05 11 31 CC Go ahead, 16. 

01 05 11 2k CMP Okay, did you read John there? 

01 05 11 38 CC Negative. 

01 05 11 Ul CMP Okay, we're exiting PTC and going to the far-UV 

attitude . 



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You've got it. 


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Roger ; thank you . 


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Looks like you guys are still there. 


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Affirmative . 


01 


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What did you say about the Gulf, Pete? 


01 




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Yeah , you should be right directly over the Gulf 
of Mexico . 


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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing - that we could 
see it, anyway. 


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And, 16 , you can have the computer. 


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Thank you. Do you want us to go to Delta now, or 
you guys going to hang on to the antennas? 


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Roger. You can stay there. 



END OF TAPE 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Tape 20/1 
Page 111 



01 05 39 21 CMP Houston, do you have the angles? 

01 05 39 2k CC Affirmative; we got them. 

01 05 39 33 CMP Torqued at 39:30. 

01 05 39 38 CC Roger. 

01 05 ^0 03 CC And, l6 , we can get the MCC-2 pad and the high 

gain antenna angles for MCC-2 whenever you're 
ready . 

01 05 ^0 1+7 CDR Okay, Houston. Go ahead with your pad. 

01 05 i+0 50 CC Okay, MCC-2 : SPS/G&N; 66768; plus 1.21+ , minus 0.11; 

030:39:00.01; NOUN 8l is plus 0008.9, minus 0001.1, 
plus 0008.9; 09^, 35*+, 010; NOUN 1+1+ s are NA; 
DELTA-V , 0012.6, 0:02, 0008.3; sextant star, 1+0, 

256. h, 30.3; rest of the pad is NA. Set stars are 
Sirius and Rigel; 219; 166; 313; ullage, none; 
LM weight, 36258. 

01 05 ^2 25 CDR Okay, we copy MCC-2, SPS slash G&N; 66768; plus 1.2*+, 

minus 0.11; 030:39:00. 8l; plus 0008.9, 
minus 0001.1, plus 0008.9; 09*+, 35^, 010; NA; NA; 
0012.6, 0:02, 0008.3; 1+0, 256. 1+, 30.3; rest of the 
pad is NA. Sirius and Rigel; 219; l66; 313; no 
ullage; LM weight, 36258. 

01 05 !+3 13 CC That's affirmative, Johnny. Now you ready for the 

high gain angles? 

01 05 1+3 25 CDR Go ahead. 

01 05 1+3 26 CC Okay. PITCH, minus 1+6; YAW, plus 0. 

01 05 *+3 37 CDR PITCH, minus 1+6; YAW, plus 0. 

01 05 *+3 1+0 CC Roger. 

01 05 ^5 50 CMP Okay, Houston, we turned on the HYDROGEN PURGE LINE 

HEATERS; maybe we can get this purge off a hair 
early. 



Tape 20/2 
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01 05 59 CC Roger; copied. 

01 05 56 hi CDR Houston, can we do this waste water dump now, or 

you want us to wait closer in? 

01 05 56 50 CC Stand by a minute, John; we'll check it. 

01 05 57 01 CC John, we'd prefer you wait until after the sextant 

star check. 

01 05 57 07 CDR Okay. 

01 05 57 10 CMP I'll tell you one thing about that - that sextant 

business, Don. We got so many particles off the 
LM out there that I don't believe you could recog- 
nize a star pattern - in the telescope ever, but 
they show up just perfect in the sextant . 

01 05 57 31 CC Roger. 

01 05 57 35 CMP Sure makes you appreciate one of these nondrifting 

platforms . 

01 05 57 39 CC Roger. Ken, in view of that, you can do that water 

dump any time you want . 

01 05 57 53 CMP Oh, we'll go ahead and do that. Do you have any 

objections to our going ahead and going to the 
attitude? 

01 05 58 11 CMP Looks like we're really crowding the length of time 

it's going to take to dump the water - up against 
the burn time. 

01 05 58 20 CC Yes, you can go ahead - you can go ahead to atti- 

tude, or do the water dump whichever you want. 

01 05 58 29 CMP Okay, we'll - we'll go ahead and go to attitude and 

see what we have for time. 

01 05 58 35 CC Roger. 

01 05 58 36 CMP I'd like to - We'll get the star check off in the 

first priority. 

01 05 58 39 CC Roger. 



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01 06 02 kQ LMP Pe~e, we go to stop charging BAT A now? 

01 06 02 5^ CC Roger, 16 . 

01 06 03 3^ CC And, 16, you can delete charging battery A after 

the burn; it's charged sufficiently. 

01 06 03 UZ LMP Okay. 

01 06 Oh 27 CC 16, I've got some gyre drift updates and PIPA bias 

for you, when you're ready to copy. 

01 06 0k 5I+ CMP Okay, go ahead. 

01 06 0k 57 CC Okay, the gyro drift - I'll give you addresses 

and. numbers. Address 1I+60, 77552 ; address 1^6l, 
77756; address lU62, 77307. 

01 06 05 31 CMP Okay. That's 1U60, 77552; lU6l, 77756; 1^62, 77307, 

01 06 05 kk CC That's affirmative. And on the PIPA bias, the 

address is IU56, 767U7; OMNI Alfa, 16. 

01 06 06 01 CMP Okay, lk%, 767 1*7. 

01 06 06 06 CC That's affirmative, and did you copy OMNI Alfa? 

01 06 06 15 CMP You say OMNI Alfa? 

01 06 06 17 CC Roger. 

01 06 11 kO CDR Pete, you're on the high gain. Do you want REACQ 

and NARROW? 

01 06 11 k-J CC Just a moment. REACQ and NARROW, Johnny. 

01 06 11 5k CDR Roger. 

01 06 12 U6 CDR Okay, the star check checks out good. It's right 

in the middle, and the waste water dump is in work. 

01 06 12 55 CC Say, again, John; I didn't copy that. 

01 06 13 01 CDR Star checks good; it's right in the middle, and the 

waste water dump is in work. 

01 06 13 05 CC Roger. 



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Don, could you tell us if - if the DELTA -V number 

you gave us includes any kind of a bias tc compen- 
sate for the minute of EMS on time prior to ignitic 


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Just a moment. 


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Yeah, I'm not asking for one; I'm just asking if 
that's in there. 


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Okay, stand by while I check it . 


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Okay. We are terminating the waste water dump now 


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Roger . 


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Ken, the pad does take that into account. 


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Okay; thank you, sir. 


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Okay, we've pressurize the - the - pressure in the 
SPS now. 


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Roger . 


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Okay, Houston. I'm looking at oxidizer pressure 
of just about 210. We're going to leave the valve 
in AUTO. 


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Well, the old burn's complete, Houston. It ' s a 
big boot. 


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Roger . 


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Okay, Houston. Do you want a burn report or did 
y'all see everything? 


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Stand by 1 . 16, we'd like a burn report. 


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Okay, DELTA -T. was 0; burn time was, on my watch, 
lg 

2.1. We got trim within an attitude of 09 1 *, 352, 













008; plus 0.1; minus 0; plus 0.1; DELTA -V , 

minus 3.1. Fuel is reading 010, and OX, 010; no 
unbalance. 



Tape 20/5 
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01 06 Ul 55 CC Roger; copy. 



01 06 kl 56 LMP And on board, our fuel - Okay, Pete, and on "board, 

the fuel pres - during the "burn, the fuel pressure 
dropped to 17 0 and the oxidizer dropped to 200. 

01 06 1+2 08 CC Understand, 17 0 and 200. 

01 06 i+3 21 CDR Okay, Houston, our LM/CM DELTA -P is 0.8. You want 

to go ahead and do the TUNNEL VENT to VENT until 
greater than 2.7, right? 

01 06 1+3 3l+ CC Affirmative. 

01 06 1+6 07 CDR Houston, what's your best guess on how long this 

baby will get to 2.7 if it started off at 0.9? 

01 06 1+6 13 CC Stand by 1. I'll get you a number. They're saying 

an hour and 50 minutes. 

01 06 1+6 2k CDR That's about what we - that's about what it looks 

like to me. 

01 06 1+6 28 CC Roger. Understand. 

01 06 1+6 1+6 CC John, you using Charlie's wristwatch to get that 

nunber ? 

01 06 1+6 53 CDR No, I was just remembering how small that tunnel 

venthole is. 

01 06 1+6 57 CC Roger. 

01 06 55 31 CC l6,, would you verify H 2 tanks 1 and 2 HEATERS, OFF, 

and H 2 tank 3 FAN, AUTO? 

01 06 55 kk CDR Oh,, oh, we got tanks 1 and 2 HEATERS in AUTO, 

and - and FAN 3 in AUTO. I'll turn H 2 HEATERS 1 and 

2, OFF. 

01 06 55 53 CC Roger; thank you. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 21/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 07 53 11 CDR Okay, Houston. We're up to 2.1 on the LM/CM 

DELTA-P gage now. 

01 07 53 16 CC Roger. Copy 2.1. And while I'm talking to you 

on -;his oxygen-tank pressure gage, it's starting 
to look like there is a bias in there of about lit. 7 
due to the fact that the reference chamber has ap- 
parently leaked its 1 atmosphere reference value 
down to probably vacuum. And that, coupled with 
a 5-psi meter bias, should give you a total bias 
of about 20 psi on the oxygen-tank pressure. But 
the gage seems to be working okay except for that 
bias, so we're going to continue to follow it so 
we can give you a - maybe a better number prior 
to LOI. 

01 07 5^ 08 CDR Thank you, Pete. 

01 07 5^ 10 CC Roger. 
01 07 5h 27 LMP Houston, 16. Over. 

01 07 5^ 29 CC Go ahead. 

01 07 5 1 * 32 LMP Okay, Pete. I just took my windowshade out of my 

rendezvous window and, looking out at quad 1 of 
old Orion, the thermal shield that sits directly 
inboard of the - the - of the - of the quad -it's 
facing the plus-Z direction. It's a little piece 
about 3 feet long by about a foot wide; it's be- 
ginning to peel off also, now. Over. 

01 07 55 02 CC It's doing the same thing as the - as the panel 

we were - we looked at last night, huh? 

01 07 55 08 LMP That's affirm, except for - It - it ' s not nearly 

as bad, and it's just primarily on the inboard 
side, but it is beginning to get the shredded- 
wheat appearance like the other one. Over. 



01 07 55 16 CC 



Roger. Understand. 



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01 07 55 1+8 LMP Pete, on the outboard side [clears throat] right 

out near the quad - or right above the quad - on 
that same panel, it - it seems to me it's begin- 
ning - it looks like it starts out with a very 
fine, shaggy-grass -type stuff, and then slowly 
peels up into the shredded-wheat type. Over. 

01 07 56 13 CC Roger. Understand. 

01 08 03 06 CC 16, Houston. When you get a minute, we've got 

a - an addition to the Flight Plan at 32:1+8. 

01 08 03 36 CDR Roger. Gc ahead with your 32:1-8 addition. 

01 08 03 k0 CC Okay. We want to add a note to read the LM/CM 

DELTA-P . 

01 08 03 52 CC And we want to get that prior to that CM/LM pres- 

sure equalization decal. 

01 08 Oh 06 CDR Okeydokey. 

01 08 Oh 17 CC And, Ken, that - we've made an ink correction on 

the back of that A0S/L0S Sun-wheel aid there. 
And when you get around to digging that out , I can 
give it to you, or I can pick it up later. 

01 08 0k 37 CDR Ken's busy right now. Say again. Over. 

01 08 01+ 1+0 CC Okay, on the back of the Sun wheel - the AOS /'LOS 

Sun wheel - we've entered an ink note to account 
for the fact that we change REFSMMAT in the middle 
of his work there. We made an error on it. We've 
got to change the note now, and sometime when he's 
got that wheel out, I can read him up the correctic 

01 08 05 00 CDR Okay. 

01 08 31 hi CDR Okay, Houston. We're maneuvering to the attitude. 

01 08 31 1+5 CC Roger. 



ETC OF TAPE 



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Okay, Houston, we got 2.7 on the tunnel vent 
right now. 


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Roger; copy 2.7 


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I mean CM DELTA-P. 


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Roger; LM/CM DELTA-F - - 


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On the LM/CM DELTA-P. 


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Okay, we copy. 


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Okay, Houston, we're going to come on with the 

direct 0„ and pump up the cabin. 
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kk 


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CC 


Roger . 


01 


08 


1+8 


12 


CDR 


Hov does that look, Houston? Is that about 5-7 
you? 


01 


08 


kQ 


19 


CC 


We're showing about 5-5, John. 


01 


08 


1+8 


23 


CDR 


Okay . 


01 


08 


1+8 


28 


CC 


John, they say that's good enough now. 


01 


08 


1+8 


33 


CDR 


Okay, DIRECT 0^ is going CLOSED. 


01 


08 


1+8 


37 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


08 


1+8 


5 It 


CDR 


And the LM/CM DELTA-P is 3.3. 


01 


08 


h9 


00 


CC 


Roger; stand by a minute. 


01 


08 


52 


00 


CC 


16, we want to continue LM venting until you 
have ar - a reading - DELTA-P reading of 3.1+ on 
the meter, and that should take less than 
10 minutes. 


01 


08 


52 


17 


LMP 


Okay, we copy. We'll go to 3.1+. 


01 


08 


52 


36 


CDR 


Okay, we're in LM VERT. 



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01 08 52 38 CC Roger. 

01 08 57 03 CMP Okay, Houston, it's an honest 3 . k . 

01 08 57 07 CC Roger; copy. 

01 08 57 15 CMP Are we cleared to proceed? Over. 

01 08 57 18 CC Roger, Ker.. 

01 08 57 20 CMP Okeydokey. 

01 09 07 3^ CDR Okay, Houston, we're about ready to remove the 

hatch. 

01 09 07 37 CC Roger. 

01 09 lU 13 CMP Charlie's floating on over there now. 

01 09 lh 16 CDR Houston, Charlie's floating on over to the lunar 

module now - to check on old Orion. 

01 09 1^ 2k CC Okay. 

01 09 15 ^1 CDR Extend that docking tunnel index, minus 3.5. 

01 09 15 k6 CC Minus 3.5. 

01 09 2k 19 CMP Houston, Casper. 

01 09 2k 22 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

01 09 2k 26 CMP Roger, Don. Did you guys get the tunnel index? 

01 09 2k 33 CC We've got it, Ken. 

01 09 2k 37 CMP Okay. 

01 09 2k kQ CMP And, Don, I'm holding off on the oxygen heaters. 

I'm keeping them all three in AUTO until we get the 
surge and repress tanks built back up. If that's 
okay, if you would like for me to turn then off, 
I can reconfigure now; otherwise, I would like you 
to help me remember not to leave them on. 

01 09 25 08 CC Roger, we concur, Ken. We'll remind you. 

01 09 25 17 CMP Okay, thank you. 



Tape 22/3 
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D1 


0Q 


S3 




CMP 


Hey, Don, can I talk to you about 
latch? 


the docking 


01 


09 


5>* 


03 


CC 


Roger . 




01 


09 


5h 


08 


CMP 


You all set, or do you want me to 


wait a minute? 


01 


09 


5^ 


10 


CC 


No, go ahead. 




01 


09 


5h 


13 


CMP 


Okay , you remember we told you at 


the time we - 



that we docked that we had a number 10 that didn't 
look like it had stroked quite the same as the 
others ; but the lock was over the - over the rail. 

01 09 5^ 27 CC Right. 

01 09 5U 28 CMP You weren't on board at the time, that's right, we 

were talking to Gordy - - 

01 09 30 CC Right. 

01 09 5^ 31 CMP But that's one of the things we reported and the 

plate that goes over the bungee fairing is cocked 
slightly. And now that we've got everything 
cleaned out of the tunnel, I can look in here. 
It's real obvious that the bungee hasn't fired 
completely. It's down; the top of the bungee 
is recessed about a half of an inch down. It 
looks like it just hadn't triggered and, as a 
matter of fact, I'm looking at the latch and, 
by golly, I can see between the latch and the total 
ring, so it didn't even pull down against that. 
And I really obviously don't have any concern for 
it; except I'm - I've never seen one that looked 
just like this and I was gonna go ahead and 
recock it and fire it again and see how that worked 
with a manual trigger. But I got to thinking 
maybe that's - maybe it's best to let you folks 
think about it. The main thing I want to do is 
make sure it's not a problem in unlatching it when 
the time comes. 

01 09 55 36 CC Roger; stand by. 

01 09 56 57 CC Casper, we capt - we got all the data we need and 

we're going to take a look at it. We do not want 
you to recock and fire the thing manually and we'll 
get back to you later. 



Tape 22/ii 
?5ji-e 122 

01 09 57 0 6 CMP Okay. 

01 09 5S 31 CM? And, Houston, Casper turned over the power supply 

tc Orion at 33: 58. 

01 09 53 1+3 CC Roger, Casper. 

01 10 02 02 CMP Orion, hov do you read Casper on VHF Alfa? 

01 10 02 0k CDR Man, you're just super cn VHF Alfa. How me? 

01 10 02 08 CMP Man, that's good stuff, isn't it? 

01 1G 02 11 CDR Just beautiful. 

01 10 C2 12 CMP You're juet as clear as you can be. 

01 10 02 1)4 CDR Okay. Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. 

01 10 02 31+ LMP Hey, Ken; 3 SIMPLEX. 

01 10 02 k9 CMP Orion, Casper on Bravo SIMPLEX. 

01 10 02 52 CDR Okay, I'm reading you 5 by, Casper. How me? 

01 10 02 55 CMP Loud and clear. 

01 10 02 56 CDR You're super. 

01 10 03 0 5 CDR Houston, how do you read Orion; Over. 

01 10 03 08 CC You're loud and clear, Orion. 

01 10 03 13 CDR Okay, we're coming down DOWNVOICE BACKUP and - 

on a hot mike, and you're loud and clear t;o us. 
Over . 

01 10 03 21 CC Roger. 

01 10 03 2k CDR Okay, how does the LOW BIT RATE look tc you, 

Pete? 

01 10 03 29 CC Looks good, Orion. 

01 10 03 32 CDR Okay, I'm going up BIT RATE to HIGH. Ckay, 

how do you read now, Pete? 



Tare 22/5 
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01 10 03 k2 CC Loud and clear. 

01 10 03 kk CDR Okay, you're 5 "by also. You got HIGH BIT RATE. 

01 10 03 53 CC Looks good, John. 

01 10 03 57 CDR Okay, we're going BIOMED , RIGHT. How do you read 

now, Pete? 

01 10 0k 03 CC Loud, and clear. 

01 10 0k 05 LMP Okay, you want to - we can - we're down tc 

step 5 on page 1-118 - 1-18. Do you want to 
look at the HIGH BIT RATE some more? 

01 10 Oh 33 CC Nega.tive. We don't want to look at it anymore. 

01 10 0k 38 LMP You do not. Roger. We're going to LOW BIT RATE. 

Okay, the book says "Perform voice and low bit 
rate check with MSFM." How do you read? 

01 10 Oh 52 CC Loud and clear. 

01 10 Ok 55 CDR Same-o. 

01 10 05 31 LMP Houston, how do you read with the FUNCTION in 

VOICE? Over. 

01 10 05 3h CC You're loud and clear. 

01 10 05 38 LMP Okay, you're 5 by and LOW BIT RATE. How does it 

look? 

01 10 05 ^9 CC LOW BIT RATE looks good. 

01 10 05 53 LMP Okay, we're going to HIGH BIT RATE. And we'll 

do the same thing with you - voice check and high 
bit rate check. 



01 


10 


06 


22 


LMP 


Houston, how do 


you read - now? Over. 


01 


10 


06 


26 


CC 


You're loud and 


clear . 


01 


10 


06 


30 


LMP 


Okay, give me a 


short count please, Pete 


01 


10 


06 


33 


CC 


5, h, 3, 2, 1. 





Tape 22/6 
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01 10 06 39 IMP Roger; you're very good. Okay, we're going to - 

BIT RATE is going LOW, and we're going S-BAND 
RANGE to RANGING. 



01 


10 


Oo 




cc 


Roger . 


01 


10 


06 


50 


LMP 


Okay, how do you read now? Over. 


01 


10 


Oo 


51 


CC 


Loud and clear. 


01 


10 


06 


55 


LMP 


Okay, how is the ranging check going? 


01 


10 


06 


58 


CC 


Stand by. 


01 


10 


07 


13 


cc 


Ranging looks good, Orion. 


01 


10 


07 


27 


LMP 


Okay, Houston, our ED bats are both GO 
37 volts and the sequence camera works 


01 


10 


07 


37 


CC 


Roger; copy. 


01 


10 


07 


k2 


LMP 


And John's OPS was 5800 and mine was 6( 


01 


10 


07 


50 


CC 


Roger . 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 23/1 

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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



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super, and we're ready to go on to phase 120 and 
Qcacuvaoe iL , 11 you guys are . 


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01 


10 


19 


32 


CMP 


Affirm. 


01 


10 


21 


31 


CMP 


Hey, Don, if anyone wonders what I'm doing with 52, 

J. J U.O b W cLLl LiCll L/U U.O C dU UU w± J_ J_ liU ^ tJ _L 1 1 t> a. 0 

Jupiter . 


01 


10 


21 


38 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


10 


21 


Hi 


CMP 


I'm not gonna take any marks. 


01 


10 


21 


h2 


CC 


Roger, I understand.. 


01 


10 


h3 


20 


CC 


Casper, we've got the L0I-minus-5 flyby pad when- 
ever you're ready to copy. 


01 


10 


h3 


28 


cm 


Stand by 1. 


01 


10 


h3 


30 


cc 


Roger . 


01 


10 


i+3 


36 


CDR 


We got Casper's keeper over in the lunar module 
taking a peek, and we'll be closing it out and we'i: 
get it in a minute. 


01 


10 


1+3 


k2 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 


01 


10 


1+7 


kk 


LMP 


Pete, you - really get to be a real believer in the 



heating capacity of the Sun. In the lunar module 
here, the commander's window is in direct sunlight, 
and it's almost too hot to touch it; and my window's 
in the shade, and it's got fro - it's frosted over. 



Tape 23/2 
01 10 ~S 01 CC Roger. 

01 ±0 U 8 08 CDR Okay; we ,^onna close her cut, Pete. 

01 10 i+8 10 CC Okay, Joh:my. 

01 11 03 53 CDR Houston, ~he hatch is closed; the drogue is in- 

stalled; "he probe's installed; the natch is in- 
stalled on Earthside; the Lf-'. TUNNEL V2NT valve is • 
LM/CM DELTA-P; the tunnel lights are off. Is it 
okay if ve go to PTC instead of FDC [?] now, or dr. 
y'all want to wait until 3^? 

(Music in "background) 
01 11 Oh 22 CC Stand by 1. 

01 11 Cn 37 CC 16, you can go ahead and do the FTC. 

01 11 04 1+2 CDR Okay. 

01 11 06 Oh CC 16, in addition to the L0I flyby pad, we've got sen 

cryo tank configuration changes for you. 

01 11 06 19 CDR Okay. If you can hold up for a second on that. 

(Music in background) 

01 11 06 21 CC Roger. 

01 11 08 36 CDR Hey, Houston; 16. You can go ahead with the cryo 

tank reconfiguration. 

01 11 08 1+1 CC Okay. On the cryo tanks, we want H 2 tanks 1 and 

2 HEATERS, AUTO; and tank 3 FAN, OFF. OXYGEN 
tanks 1 and 2 HEATERS, OFF; tank 3 HEATER, AUTO. 

01 11 09 03 CDR Okay. Roger. Configuration now: H HEATERS 1 

2 

and 2, AUTO ; 0 2 HEATERS 1 and 2 , OFF; 3, we're 

AUTO. That's as we had it. H fans 1 and 2 , OFF - 
and 3, OFF. d 

01 11 09 21 CC Roger. 

01 11 10 17 LMP Okay. NASA in Houston, you can go ahead with the 

L0I-minus-5 pad. 



Tape 23/3 
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01 11 10 39 CC Okay, LOI minus 5 flyby, SPS/G&N; 66603; plus 1.2U, 

minus 0.12; 069:28:26.27; plus 0039-8, minus 0118.9, 
plus 0^22.9; 210, 193, 3^6; NA; Hp is plus 0020. h- 

0U1*1.1; 1:07, Oi+36.5; sextant star lit, 12k. 8, 17.lt; 
the next three lines are not applicable. Latitude, 
minus 23.03, minus 165.00; 1100.9, 36207; 1^+2 : 23:^2. 
Set stars Sirius and Rigel, 219, 166, 313. Ullage, 
none. Other: number 1, burn SPS docked; 2, pad 
based on PTC REFSMMAT; 3, LM weight, 36287. 

01 11 12 57 LMP Roger, Pete. LOI minus 5 flyby, SPS/G&N; 66603 • 

plus 1.2k, minus 0.12; 069:28:26.27; plus 0039- 8\ 
I missed DELTA-V V , DELTA-V is plus 0U22.9; 210, 

X Li 

193, 3U6 j H A is NA; plus 0020. k; kkll, 107, OU36.5; 

lU, 12U.8, Ilk; NA; latitude minus 23.03, 

minus 165.OO; 1100.9; 362.07; 1^2:23:^2. Sirius 

and Rigel; 219, l66, 313. Ullage is none. Notes 

are: 1, burn SPS docked; PTC REFSMMAT; LM weight, 

36287, which is 30 pounds heavier than we had this 

morning. 

01 11 lit 06 CC Roger. We'll take a look at that, and the DELTA-V 

is minus OH8.9. 

01 11 ll* 18 LMP Minus. Roger; minus OII8.9. 

01 11 lit 22 CC That's affirmative. Yeah. 

01 11 lit 29 LMP Is that because ve took the film over there? 

01 11 lit 36 CC Say again, Charlie. 

01 11 Ik 38 LMP I said we took all that film over there, maybe 

that 1 s the 30 pounds . 

01 11 lU k2 CC Affirmative, that's where it came from. 

01 11 15 11 CC And, 16, we still have this note to go on the Sun 

wheel . 

01 11 15 2lt CDR Stand by. 

01 11 16 5U CC I need Charlie, l6 . 



END OF TAPE 



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01 11 U5 16 CC 16, your rates are okay, any time you want to go 

into PTC. 

01 11 1+5 28 CMP Okay, Pete. Thank you. 

01 11 50 26 CC 16, OMNI Bravo, and then ve'll take care of the 

antennas . 

01 11 50 37 CMP OMNI Bravo, Houston. 

01 11 50 hO CC Roger. Thank you. 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 13 19 13 CC 16, Houston. 

01 13 19 17 CDR Go ahead, Pete. 

01 13 19 19 CC Okay - - 

01 13 19 20 CDR Go ahead, Pete. 

01 13 19 21 CC Okay, just a last few words here. We don't have 

anything for you except one note to Ken. Earlier 
you asked about whether or not the pad we read you 
contained the correct bias for the EMS; we told you 
it did, and we've looked at it a little more now, 
and actually it turns out it did not. The bias on 
that one was less than a foot per second, I guess. 
In the future, we will include that bias in the 
pads . 

01 13 19 52 CDR Okay, thank you now. 

01 13 19 56 CC Roger; and we're ready to copy any time you can 

give us the onboard read-outs and get into the 
Flight Plan here at about 37 • 

01 13 20 11 CDR Roger. 

01 13 20 35 CDR Okay, Houston. BAT C is 37; PYR0 BAT A is 37; 

PYR0 BAT B, 37- 

01 13 21 32 CDR RCS A is reading 87; RCS B, 92; RCS C, 93; 

RCS D, 96. Is that what you wanted, the quantity 
of the RCS? 

01 13 21 57 CC That's affirmative. And we copied 37, 37, 37, 87, 

92, 93, and 96. 

01 13 22 l6 CDR That's - that's correct, and MAIN BUS - BUS A is 

reading 29 plus volts . 

01 13 23 09 CC Ken, for your inf ormatior. , the PTC looks beautiful; 

in fact, it was so good, it took some of us quite 
a whil.e to realize you were in a PTC. 

01 13 23 22 CMP Yeah, and my attitude hold looks a lot like that 

too . 



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01 13 23 26 CC Roger. 

01 13 23 35 CMP All in the technique for the way you hit PROCEED. 

01 13 23 38 CC Roger; honest (laughter). 

01 13 37 02 CDR Houston, let me read you this cryo tank configura- 

tion, and you tell me if that's what you want for 
the sleep period. 

01 13 37 11 CC Okay. Go ahead, l6 ; we're - - 

01 13 37 18 CDR . . . over . 

01 13 37 20 CC Go ahead, l6; we're ready to copy the cryo 

configuration. 

01 13 37 25 CDR Okay. H" 2 HEATERS are - 1 and 2 are in AUTO . 

0 2 HEATERS 1 and 2 are OFF, 3 is in AUTO. H 2 FAR 3 
1-1 and 2 are OFF, and 3 is in AUTO. 

01 13 38 11+ CC 16, the H 2 tank 3 FAN should be OFF. 

01 13 38 26 CDR Okay. H„ tank 3 OFF . 

01 13 38 5^ CDR And, Houston, for your information, the LM/CM 

DELTA-P gage has not moved since we equalized the 
two vehicles. 

01 13 39 01+ CC Roger. Understand, l6 . 

01 13 39 17 CC And, 16, would you verify optics power OFF? 

01 13 39 26 CDR No, sir; we aren't ready to turn it off yet. 

01 13 39 31 CC Okay. 

01 13 50 15 CDR Houston, l6. Over. 

01 13 50 20 CC Hello, 16 . Houston. 

01 13 50 26 CDR Are you ready for a VERB 7I+? 

01 13 50 32 CC Roger. We're standing by. Go ahead. 

01 13 50 39 CDR What do you do on the graveyard shift, Hank? 



Tape 25/3 
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01 


13 


50 


U2 


cc 


Oh, that's lots of fun. Get to watch y'all snooze 


01 


13 


50 


53 


CDR 


Okay. DIRECT 0 2 ' s on, the cabin's coming up now. 


01 


13 


50 


57 


CC 


Roger. Copy. 


01 


13 


52 


21 


CC 


E-MOD complete, l6 . 


01 


13 


52 


27 


CDR 


Thank you. 


01 


13 


55 


18 


CDR 


Okay, Houston. DIRECT 0 g is off. 


01 


13 


55 


23 


CC 


Roger. Copy. 


01 


Ik 


Ok 


51 


CMP 


Houston, Casper. 


01 


lk 


Ok 


55 


CC 


Hello., Casper. Go ahead. 


01 


14 


05 


10 


CC 


Casper, Houston, Go ahead. 


01 


Ik 


05 


28 


CC 


Casper, Houston. Go ahead. 


01 


Ik 


05 


57 


CC 


Casper, Houston. If you're transmitting, you're 
way down in the mud. I can't read you. 


01 


Ik 


06 


07 


CMP 


Can you read now, Hank? 


01 


Ik 


06 


09 


CC 


Okay. Much "better now, Ken. 


01 


Ik 


06 


11+ 


CMP 


Okay. I say - I got a film status report for you. 
And I'd like to ask you a question about the optic 



I'd like to stow the optics instead of leaving them 
up, unless the temperatures are gonna get too high. 
And the reason for this is that every time we run 
around past the Sun, it's like throwing a spotlight 
inside . 

01 Ik 06 39 CC Roger,. Stand by. 

01 Ik 07 03 CC Okay, Ken, go ahead with your film status, and 

we're looking at that stowing the optics. 

01 Ik 07 l6 CMP Okay, the magazine 00 reads 26, magazine November 

November is either 33 or 34, depending on how .you 
look at it. We finished up the l6-millimeter mag 
on Alfa Alfa by taking some pictures of the - part 
of the LM paint that we think is shredding. Maga- 
zine Oscar and November have been used just for the 



Tape 25/k 
Page 13k 



targeted pictures - no extras. And I guess that's - 
We didn't take any other original pictures today 
except for the AA frames on the LM. Tomorrow 
we'll try to get some interior photography. 

01 111 08 06 CC Okay. Copy 26 frames on Oscar Oscar. The November 

November report we got last night was 33 frames. 
You didn't use any of it today? 

01 11+ 08 18 CMP Well, just for that UV. So whatever it was last 

night, it must be one more. 

01 lk 08 25 CC Okay. 3k. 

01 1U 09 0k CC And, Ken, it's okay to stow the optics. 

01 11* 09 10 CMP Okay, Henry, thank you. And I'd like to go ahead 

and take the voice comm down before I turn the 
optics power off. I wanted to try to take one last 
look and see if I can pick up one of the planets 
as we turn around, and I'd like to go ahead and 
knock off the voice. 

01 lk 09 37 CC Okay, Ken, get the voice down and have a good 

night . 

01 lk 09 1+3 CMP Okay, Henry. See you in the morning. Good night, 

sir . 

01 lk 19 55 CMP Houston, Casper. 

01 1I4 19 57 CC Hello, Casper, go ahead. 

01 lit 20 02 CMP Okay, I'm not sure what just happened. I just 

saw - down looking at the optics and all of a 
sudden I saw a warning light and I got a NO 
ATTITUDE and a GIMBAL LOCK light. And my - my 
ball seems to, in fact - it looks like the platform 
may be frozen. Although we're still - still in PTC 
here. 

01 lk 20 3k CC Okay, we're seeing some telemetry. We saw something 

about the time you come on the line there. 

01 lk 20 k2 CMP Okay. And it shows the CDUs down there in NOUN 20 

as being gimbal locked. 



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01 lk 21 13 CC 
01 Ik 25 19 CC 

01 Ik 25 29 CMP 



01 lk 26 1+5 CC 
01 lU 26 k6 CMP 



01 lk 27 11 CC 

01 lk 27 19 CMP 

01 lk 27 22 CC 

01 lU 27 28 CMP 



Stand by a little 
at -he telemetry. 



Dlf 



Ken. 'ie're taking a look 



Ken, just so we can cake sure we got it straight 
down here, could you run through again what you 
were doing, and then the 



;uenee o: events: 



Okay, Hank, I »r. net real sure when this happened. 
I was trying tc see if I couldn't pick up one of 
the planets in the optics, and I was using P52. 
And I had gene in and I was calling option 3 and 
then putting in planet vectors out of the Flight 
Plan and I tried - I thought I was going to catch, 
I guess it was Saturn . And it looked like I had 
just missed it. And I was driving around just 

'to see what 1 could see in 
trv ar 



'-'^ pick up Jupiter, 
s 1 cane down to zero 



kind of locking around 
the sky and waiting to 
And somewhere in there, 
the optics or do something, and then I looked down 
and saw I had a PGNCS light. And. I guess I had 
just recently - I guesE) I was about ready to give 
up on it and call P00:, and I think I had. - in fact, 
I think I called P00 a.t or just before the time I - 
we ended up with the GIMBAL LOCK and the NO ATTITUDE. 
That was just a couple of seconds or so, I guess, 
before I called you about it , maybe 15 seconds 
or so. 



Okay , You get a GIMBAL 



iOPI 



I can't think of any combination of DSKY inputs - 
I was trying tc think if I could have made some 
combination of DSKY inputs that might of - Had I 
gotten in almost the right inputs that I could have 
caused the problem, but I don't see where I was 
using any verbs or nouns that could have done this. 



.QCK and NO 



ua you 



Okay, ycu got a GrMBAL 
get an ISS warning? 

No, sir; I did net. 

. . . good.. 



And the NOUN 20s were approximately correct for 
both pitch and roil, although the middle gimbal 
angle was completely out tc lunch. 



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01 Ik 32 kh CMP Houston , C isper . 

01 Ik 32 U8 CC Go ahead, ten. 

01 lk 32 55 CMP I'd like f.:r you to thini about the effects of 

having me ;ic ahead and do a VEP3 1-1 NOUN 20 to 
natch up vr.th the SCS. That thing's been drifting 
a good bit, but, in any case, maybe I can get it 
close enough to have a starting point to try and 
pick up sorie things. I'd been looking in the - 
had been looking in the telescope just before this 
all happened, and there's so much of this - so 
many of these little particles out there that 
chances of recognizing a star pattern are extremely 
dubious. I'd like to try. And maybe we can work 
on something like the Earth, maybe the Sun, or 
something like that. 

01 lit 33 35 MCC Gc G&C. 

01 lit 33 38 CC Okay, stand by. 

01 lk 33 hi KCC Okay. Do you want to stand by or., this VERB 1*1 ' 

NOUN 20 until you get your GIMBA1 LOCK removed? 

Okay, CAP CjMM, tell him we're working up 

Thank you. 

01 11+ 3k 12 CC Casper, Houston. We'd like you to hold up on the 

VERB hi NOUN 20. We're working on a procedure to 
try to get rid of the gimbal lock. 

01 Hi 3k 23 CMP Okay. Did you have any data coming down at the 

time this ail happened, or were you in the blind? 

01 11+ 3l4 31 CC Roger. We [.ad good high bit rate data, and they're 

pouring over that now. 

01 11+ 31+ 39 CMP Okay. I'll sit tight then. Thar^ you. 

01 1U 36 kk CC Casper, Houston. 

01 lk 36 1+9 CMP Gc ahead. 

01 Hi 36 50 CC Okay. We wire to try to get the platform inertial 

again, and vnat we'd like for you to do is a VERB 2^ 
NOUN 20 ENTER , ENTER , VERB kO ENTER . 



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VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER. Then you want me to put 

Twiner* "PTJ^PTTT? T >n 4" r\ + Vi n 4- v./-^/rn r-i -4 ^-v* Hlrmr 4-1^^4- 4- 

P-Lus ijUXiin mxo xnax register . UKay, Tnat got 
rid of the GIMBAL LOCK light. Now you'd like for 
me to qo a vtriis 4_i_j 


01 


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cc 


VERB Lo ENTER. 


01 


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Okay. VERB kO ENTER. 


Ul 


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Okay. Our data shows the platform's inert ial now 
Ken. 


01 


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CMP 


Roger. And it appears that way from here, too. 


01 


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CC 


Okay. Ken, you can go ahead now with you VERB kl 


01 


lk 


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CMP 


Okay. This will "be a coarse align to the GDC angi 
is that correct? 


01 


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CC 


That's affirmative. 


01 


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53 


CC 


Ken, hold up on that VERB kl just a second. 


m 








CMP 


w_lj^u . j. j — l go eineaa. cino. loaci iTj duu won x enuer 


01 


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cc 


Okay. Guidance has got a little thing they're 
looking at and talking to people in the "back room 
little discussion going on here. 


01 


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CMT 


Okay. I won't do a thing, then. Thank you. 


01 


14 


40 


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CC 


Casper, Houston. Are the GDC hall and the IMU ha. 
completely out of sync? 


01 


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24 


CMP 


Well, actually, they're not that far out. They're 
like 10 degrees in outer gimbal and let's see the 

1 guess the middle gimbal is off by about 2 degre< 
the inner gimbal no more than 3, lots closer to 

2 degrees . 


01 


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44 


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Roger. Copy. 


01 


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45 


CMP 


- - that close. 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 lk 1+7 1+5 CC Casper, Houston. 

01 il+ J+7 1+9 CMP Go ahead. 

01 1^ 1+7 50 CC Okay, I think we got the agreed-on procedure here - 

is to go ahead with the VERB kl NOUN 20. That's 
procedure - in the G&C Checklist - 7-1. And 
reset the REFSMMAT - R3FSMMAT flag and press on 
through that. 

01 lk 1+8 09 CMP Okay. I guess, based on our drifts, I'm not sure 

that's any better, but I guess that's no worse, 
so I'll just go to that one, then. 

01 lit U8 18 CC Okay; 7-1. 

01 lU 1+8 2k CMP Okay. That's page 7-1. I understand. 

01 lk 56 1+6 CMP Hank, if it doesn't clear up, I won't be able to 

find any stars with no closer alignment than I 
have on this thing. Looks like I'm gonna have to 
get a - a coarser alignment by using some big ob- 
jects like Earth or something like that. 

01 llj- 57 01 CC Okay. Are those particles out there giving you a 

lot of trouble? 

01 lli 57 07 CMP That's all there is. They're just everywhere. 

01 lit 57 20 CMP When you combine them with the limited area that 

you have to look in because of the LM reflections, 
you find the telescope to be very unsatisfying. 

01 lk 58 08 CC Casper, Houston. Why don't you go ahead and try 

then, with the - the Sun and the Moon? You've 
got a filter for the Sun, right? 

01 lk 58 15 CMP That's affirmative. 

01 15 06 k^ CMP Houston, Casper. 



01 15 06 53 CC 



Go ahead. 



Tape 26/2 
Page llO 

01 15 06 57 CMP Okay. I used the Earth and the Sun, and I got 

four balls 7, which I think is gonna be a signifi- 
cant improvement. I'd like to go ahead and see 
what those torquing angles turn out to be. 

01 15 07 09 CC Roger, v'e concur. 

01 15 07 13 CMP Okay. That looks about right for the amount that 

I had to correct for. It's - it's kind of hard 
to mark cn the Earth because you have to guess 
where the - where the - the terminator really 
ought to be. 

01 15 07 33 CMP ... torquing angles? 

01 15 07 35 CC Roger, Ken. Go ahead and torque. 

01 15 10 29 CMP Okay, Henry. If you have those angles, I'll 

torque these. 

01 15 10 h3 CC Ken, what was your NOUN 05? 

01 15 10 U8 CMP Four balls 1. 

01 15 10 50 CC Roger. 

01 15 10 55 CMP Okay. I'll torque these at - on the minute, 11. 

01 15 10 59 CC Okay, clear to torque. 

01 15 13 1*+ CMP Okay. It looks like we're pretty much on target 

now, and I don't see any reason to torque these 
again - unless you particularly want to. 

01 15 13 30 CC Okay; we concur, Ken. Don't torque those. And 

we want to check a few switches. They're working 
on now getting a switch checklist, and then we're 
going to Let you get some rest and smoke the data 
over during the night and have it stored for you 
in the morning. 

01 15 13 1+5 CMP Okay. Can you give me any - Can you give me any 

cursory ideas of that, just the same - if there's 
any possibility I entered some-hing inadvertently? 
Or does i~ take too long to sort all that out? 



Tape 26/3 
Page Ikl 



01 15 lk 01 CC Okay. The preliminary look here - We think it's 

a hardware problem, Ken. Some sort of a transient 
problem, and when we get the data in here, we'll 
be able to tell a little more about it. 

01 15 lk 16 CMP Okay. Guess I'm sorry to hear that. 

01 15 lk 19 CC They - they don't think at this point that it's 

anything that you did, and it appears to be a 
transient problem, but we won't know until we take 
a look at it. 

01 15 lk 29 CMP Okay. Let me give you one other little tidbit that 

now seems to be somewhat more of - of interest than 
it was before, and that's that when I take this 
OPTICS ZERO to ZERO , the area around the shaft 
peapack [?] makes a lot of - a lot more noise than 
the one in the trunnion. It seems to me that it's 
making more noise now than it used to. When I 
say used to, when we first started out - when we 
first started out, they were very, very quiet and 
you couldn't even hear them running. And now 
they're getting noisier. And that may be typical, 
but it's just one more thing that - I guess we'll 
throw out all these things. I'll try to minimize 
the number the times I ZERO the OPTICS, at least 
with the ZERO switch. I'll use MANUAL wherever 
possible . 

01 15 15 23 CC Okay. That only occurs when you're zeroing? 

01 15 15 29 CMP That's affirmative. Well, actually, Hank, I just 

tried it In MAMJAL. It occurs when - the noise 
occurs whenever I'm in an extremely high rate. 
You know, like using high in a max shaft rate. 

01 15 15 52 CC Roger; copy. 

01 15 l6 37 CC Okay, Ken. We'd like to check some switches up 

on panel 1. 

01 15 l6 kk CMP Stand by a second. 

01 15 IT 06 CMP Okay. Go ahead, Hank. 

01 15 IT 09 CC Okay, we'd like to check position in FDAI SCALE. 



Page lh2 



01 15 IT 13 CMP The SCALE is in 5/1. 

01 15 IT 16 CC Okay, SELECT. 

01 15 IT 20 CMP SELECT is in 1/2, the SOURCE is in ATTITUDE SET , 

and the ATTITUDE SET is in GDC . 

01 15 IT 26 CC Okay. That's what we wanted zo know. Thank you. 

01 15 IT 3*+ CMP Okay, I think I'll go ahead and get some sleep 

then. Got any notes from ... yet? 

01 15 IT h0 CC Okay, stand by 1 sec. 

01 15 18 06 CC Okay, Ken. We don't have anything else. 

01 15 IB 59 CC Casper, Houston. 

01 15 19 02 CMP Go ahead. 

01 15 19 Oh CC Okay. You caught us on the antenna switch. We 

don't have anything else for you. We'll look the 
data over, and try and get some word up to you to- 
morrow. It looks like to us now that you can get 
a full 8 hours sleep. 

01 15 19 18 CMP Okay. (Laughter) Thank you. 

01 15 19 22 CC See you tomorrow. 

01 15 19 2T CMP Okay, Hank. How about - how about making the 

duller shift? 

01 15 19 33 CC Roger (laughter). 

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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 30/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 21 59 11 CDR Houston, Apollo l6. Good morning. 

01 21 59 56 CDR Houston, how do you read Apollo 16? Over. 

01 21 59 59 CC 16. you're loud and clear. How me? 

01 22 00 03 CDR I read you the same. Good morning to you. 

01 22 00 07 CC Hov are you doing this morning? 

01 22 00 10 CDR Doing great. 

01 22 00 22 CDR I guess that sort of depends on what y'all can 

say about the old platform. 

01 22 00 27 CC Roger. 

01 22 00 37 CC Okay, l6. The gimbal lock and the coarse align 

that you had hack at 38 plus 18 was caused by a 
CDU transient in the yaw axis. The transient was 
induced when the TVC relay was disabled. And this 
relay is normally enabled when the OPTICS is in 
MANUAL and disabled when you select POO, and that's 
kind of the situation that you're in when that oc- 
curred. And Ken had just selected POO, and he 
had., prior to that, been using the OPTICS in 
MANUAL. And they say that this type transient has 
been observed in CSM 117 testing, and we're pres- 
ently looking at - a software workaround for L0I. 
And. we'll get some more words to you later on 
this - on this same subject. 

01 22 01 26 CDR Now you're talking. That's the best news I've 

heard today, so far. 



01 22 01 ^1 CC Okay. And, John, we've had some problems here 

getting commands up to the bird - real-time com- 
mands. And we've got a command test we want to 
run. And - we'll be standing by. As soon as you 
can get ready, let us know and we'll get into it. 



01 22 01 58 CDR 



Okay. We've got some seat flops to do and we'll 
let you know. 



Tape 30/2 
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01 22 02 05 CC Roger. 

01 22 02 36 CC 16, in the situation we're in now, we've only got 

one orrmi that we can read, and we can't command. 
So we're only getting about 11 minutes of low-bit- 
rate data out of every l3 while you're in PTC. 
It's possible - we might lose you; if so, just 
stand by and we'll pick you up again. 

01 22 02 57 LMP Okay. We're ready for that command test, Pete. 

01 22 03 02 CC Okay. 

01 22 03 12 CC Okay, Charlie. We're gonna go one step at a time. 

First thing we want to do is UP TELEMETRY, COMMAND 

RESET and then NORMAL. 

01 22 03 25 LMP Okay. I c an give you - You war." a COMMANL RESET 

and then NORMAL? 

01 22 03 32 CC Charlie, we want the UP TELEMETRY COMMAND switch 

to RESET and then NORMAL. 

01 22 03 k2 LMP Roger. It's RESET, NORMAL. 

01 22 03 hQ CC Okay, Charlie. Stand by. We're gonna try some 

command. 

01 22 Oh 09 CC Okay, Charlie. That apparent 1 y didn't work. We're 

going on in. But we want to cycle the UP TELEM- 
ETRY switch OFF for 3 seconds and then back to 
NORMAL. 

01 22 Oh 22 LMP Roger. In work. 

01 22 Oh 30 LMP Okay, you're back to NORMAL . 

01 22 Oh 35 CC Okay. We ' :-e trying commands now, Charlie. Stand 

by. 

01 22 Oh 52 CC Okay, Charlie. That apparently cleared it up. 

01 22 Oh 59 LMP Okay. 

01 22 05 03 CC And, Charlie, we've got commands again. We'll 

handle the antenna and the bit rate for you now. 



Tape 30/3 
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Okay , fine . 


01 


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21 


CC 


To repeat an old phrase, Charlie, we had a lot o: 
people down here turning "blue on this - until 
that - until that last little situation got cure' 
there . 


01 


22 


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32 


LMP 


Was that that IMU problem? 


01 


22 


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35 


CC 


No, the - the - comm problem. 


01 


22 


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39 


LMP 


Well, you could put Feindell in the backup mode 
and just put him up on top of the building. 


01 


22 


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CC 


We may have to put him up there anyway, Charlie. 


01 


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(Laughter) Afraid so. 


01 


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50 


CC 


l6, Houston. I've got about three - a couple, 



three updates to the Flight Plan. Whenever 
you're - it's convenient for you, we'll read them 
up. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 31/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

01 22 36 08 CMP Don, you about ready for a little status report? 

01 22 36 ik CC Stand "by a minute, Ken. 

01 22 36 19 CC Okay, Ken. We're all set. Go ahead. 

01 22 36 kk CC Okay, Ken. We're all set. 

01 22 36 1+5 CMP Houston, Casper. 

01 22 36 52 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read me? 

01 22 3T 10 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read? 

01 22 3T 32 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read me? 

01 22 38 19 CC Casper, Houston. Do you read? 

01 22 38 37 CMP Houston, Casper. 

01 22 38 39 CC Casper, we read you loud and clear. Do you read me? 

01 22 39 07 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read? 

01 22 39 20 CMP Houston, Casper. Over. 

01 22 39 2k CC Casper, we read you. Do you read us? 

01 22 1+0 09 CMP Houston, if you're reading Casper, we're transmit- 

ting in the blind. We have signal strength on the 
meter of about 60 percent. We're not receiving 
you and, based on your comment about the antennas, 
we'll wait about 5 minutes and then try again be- 
fore we change the configuration. 

01 22 k0 h3 CC 16, you're loud and clear. Do you read Houston? 

01 22 k6 08 CC Casper, Houston. 

01 22 k6 15 CMP Roger. We lost you there for a while there, Don. 

01 22 k6 19 CC Roger. You're loud and clear now. Do you read me 

okay? 

01 22 1+6 2k CMP Loud and clear. 



Tape 31/2 
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01 22 h6 26 CC Roger . ion were louu and olear all the time. 

Apparently, you just loot us. 

01 22 h6 53 CC And, lb, uhe coram proolem may have been on the 

ground, we'll try to find out and let yet know in 
a minute. 

01 22 1+7 09 CMP Roger. 

01 22 U7 19 CMP The background tone at the - tne background noise 

that the system is mak_ng right now is a little 
different than it was making before, if that would 
help you figure out what the problem was. It's 
almost like it wasn't up- linking, maybe. 

01 22 1+7 38 CC Roger, 16 . 

01 22 1+7 1+3 CMP Okay, Don; and, if you're ready, I'll give you some 

status reports. 

01 22 1+7 1+8 CC Stand by just a minute, Ken. 

01 22 1+8 ll+ CC Okay, Casper, go ahead with your status report. 

01 22 1+8 22 CMP Okay. I'm using that famous old trick on how to 

get someone to talk to you, but every time I pick 
up a juice bag and get halfway down, why it seems 
like we are able to establish comm. So I'll start 
with the commander's list and I'll go through and 
I'll skip the menus since they're on separate pages 
and come hack to them. So let's start with A-l : 
22035; Alfa 3: 7, good; Alfa 4: none; Alfa 5: 
19, 15, 18; Alfa 6: 6, 5, 6, and 3. That's a 
total of four. Going to Brave. Bravo 1: 15035; 
6: good — that's on Bravo 3. Bravo h : none; 
Bravo 5: 10, 30, 25; Bravo 6: 2, 2, and 5- 
Charlie 1: 21059; Charlie 3: 7, good; Charlie h: 
none; Charlie 5: 15, 30; Charlie 6: 7, 7, 5, 5, 5 
Okay, and if you want the menu stuff, I'll go bacit 
to that now. 

01 22 50 36 CC Okay, go ahead. 

01 22 50 55 CMP Okay. For John, and that's day 2, meal B, scratch 

the bread and peanut outter. On meal C, scratch 
the frankfurters; add an orange drink. 



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Okay, on Bravo 2. Are you still there, Don? 


01 


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58 


CC 


Affirmative; we're getting a lot of "background 
noise. -Lei, nom oil a ninuxe — — 


01 


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CMP 


Okay, ... keep on going. 


01 


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Ok 


CC 


- - we'll switch omnis ... Hold off a minute, 16; 
we ' ~1 switch omnis. 


01 


22 


5k 


19 


CC 


Okay, Casper. Go ahead. 


01 


22 


5h 


26 


CMP 


Okay, just a second. 


01 22 5U 


39 


CMP 


Okay, starting on - Wirier e did you copy last? 


01 


22 


5h 


kk 


CC 


Okay, we got John, day 2, meal Charlie complete, 
and we're ready, I guess, for Bravo. 


01 


22 


5^ 


5h 


CMP 


Okay, Bravo 2. On meal A, you can scratch sausage 
patties and - orange juice - and fruit cocktail. 


01 


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37 


CMP 


On Bravo, that's meal B, you can scratch turkey 



01 22 56 13 CMP 

01 22 56 16 CC 

01 22 56 19 CMP 

01 22 56 U0 CC 

01 22 56 U6 CMP 



and gravy, vanilla pudding, "bread, peanut butter. 
Meal C, you can scratch the chocolate pudding. 

Going to Charlie 2. 

Okay . 

On meal A, scratch the sausage patties. Meal B, 
you can scratch the "bread and peanut "butter. 
Meal C, you can delete two of the frankfurters and 
scratch the chocolate pudding. 

Okay, Casper, we copied all that. 

Okay, and a couple of other words here on the - 
We got ALFMED coming up; and, to date, Charlie 
saw some flashes the other night and not a whole 
heck of a lot of them last night . And I 'm not sure 
I have seen any at all yet, and John may or may not. 
So, what we thought we'd do here is - We've got a 
little more housecleaning to do here and finish 
our chores. And we'll probably take a look at what 
we see, and if Charlie is seeing sufficient - you 
know, enough flashes that he's pretty sure he's 



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seeing tr "fp. i-> y , ve ' "..'i <zc ahead and rur the 
experiment nov. And if vp aren't seeing a suffi- 
cient number w lock .-ike it justifies sitting 
here for f.i hour with it, whv , what would ;.-ou th: 
at out. savi ag tt until such t ix;*; as it looks-- like 
mavbe we ,: ' a e more of them? 

01 22 57 U5 CC Okny , Ken. we'll - we'll Think en • eat a little. 

And also, 've get a note on t; s .i\iken caeiere lig 
meter here in connection with ..■ AleMED photog- 
raphy. 

01 22 58 02 CMP Okay, stand hy another seeond. 

01 22 58 15 CC Ken, you oon't really need to copy iruee, I think. 

If you've got the camera handy there where you can 
look at it , I can give it to you in a few words. 

01 22 58 2h CMP You know one of the things we need in this program 

is some octopuses. 

01 22 58 29 CC Roger. 

01 22 58 57 CMP Okay, Don, I don't have the camera out, but how 

about jus* reading to me whatever it is you want to 

say. I'll write it down here. 

01 22 59 05 CC Okay. It's not -it's probably not worth writing 

down exceet maybe a little note to remind you the - 
the camera was observed to hang up in the BATTERY 
CHECK position full down, when you hit the camera 
light meter ON, CHECK. And what we want you to do 
is - the Little button on top of the camera there 
has a white band around the base of it - they want 
to make sire that white line is visible on the 
light meter switch button. If it's not visible, 
you can take your fingernail and catch the top of 
that button and pull out on it until the white line 
is visible. And then, verify that the meter is 
operating by holding the camera up to a light and 
observing the meter response to varying light level 

01 22 59 53 CMP Roger. We'll make sure it works before we use it. 

01 22 59 57 CC Okay, Ken. That's al. I've get on that one. 

01 23 02 kh LMP Houston, 16. 



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01 23 02 k6 CC Go ahead, l6. 

01 23 02 50 LMP Roger. Flash, with a hot report here. Pass on to 

the chefs that the grits were delicious. 

01 23 02 59 CC Say again, Charlie. I didn't copy that. 

01 23 03 Oh LMP I say, pass on to the chefs that the grits were 

delicious . 

01 23 03 07 CC Roger; will do. And for Ken's information, the 

status report that we just got was excellent as 
far as format, readability, and everything. The - 
Doc said he really appreciates it . 

01 23 03 25 CMP Always glad to help. 

01 23 33 32 LMP Houston, l6. Over. 

01 23 33 36 CC Go ahead. 

01 23 33 39 LMP Okay,, Pete, I'm up on biomed. How does it look? 

01 23 33 CC Stand "by 1. 

01 23 3h 29 CC Okay, the "biomed data looks good. 

01 23 3*+ 35 LMP Okay, thank you. 

01 23 3h kl CDR You can tell Charlie's still breathing, huh? 

01 23 3U 1+5 CC It looks that way. 

01 23 3h 51 CDR We've been suspecting it up here all along. 

01 23 3h 55 CC Roger. 

01 23 35 hk CDR Houston, based on the burn yesterday, is the data 

you gave us for the SPS burn card still going to 
hold for L0I? 

01 23 35 55 CC Stand by a minuteT 

01 23 36 00 CDR And the other question is, does it look like we're 

going to have another midcourse, and which one and 
how much is it? 



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01 23 36 07 CC Okay, we ' ...± get back to you in a c.inute . 

01 23 36 12 CDR Okay, tha:.* you, Fete. 

01 23 36 Ul CC Okay, it.. On the burn card, we will probably hit'. e 

to qc soni' more updating. we 1 . ^ get to tnat to- 
morrow, h.icl on xhe midcourses , mldcourse !; , right 
now, is - looks like it's less xhaa 1 foot per 
secona. ...i it gets much bigge; . we ' 11 probably dt, 
it. Eut we'll advise you. 

01 23 37 Ok CDR Houston, Id. You're breaking up "badly. How do ycu 

read us? Over. 

01 23 37 l6 CMP . . . , Pete, you probably read us loud and clear in 

the . . . mode . . , 

01 23 37 -9 CMP Go ahead, Houston, ... Say again on all ... on 

the burn c ard . 

01 23 38 08 CC Okay, l6, if you read. We probably will have to do 

some updating on that - on that pad. And we'll le"; 
ycu know on that and we'll update it tomorrow. And 
on the miccourse k - midcourse k is looking pretty 
small, less than 1 foot per second now. If it gets 
larger , we ' 11 probably go ahead and do it , but 
we'll keep you advised on it. 

01 23 38 H3 CMP Houston, your up-link keeps fading in and out on 

ycu. 

01 23 38 50 CC Roger, l6 . We're switching on ycu. 

01 23 38 51 CDR ... fading . . . 

01 23 39 10 CDR Houston, lo . Do you read us new? 

01 23 39 12 CC -I read you loud and clear . Do you read me? 

01 23 39 IT CDR And I reac you same. You faded cut on your last 

transmission again. 

01 23 39 23 CC Okay, hang on a minute until the comm clears up a 

little bit and then I'-i come back to you. 



01 23 39 29 CDR 



Okay. 



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01 23 39 1+1+ CC Okay, l6. Let's try it again. On that updating the 

pad, we'll get that to you tomorrow. And right 
now, midcourse h looks very small, less than 1 foot 
per second. If it gets larger, we will probably do 
it, but we'll keep you advised on that. 

01 23 hO 01 CDR Outstanding. 

01 23 1+0 l6 CDR Just to review that SPS pressure system - as near 

as I can make out, it's purely - ve don't actually 
have a DELTA-P. It's just - Of about more than 
5 psi. What we do have is a gage difference. Is 
that not correct? 

01 23 hO hi CC That's affirmative, John. There's a - there's a 

chamber in there - a reference chamber that's 
supposed to be at atmospheric pressure. It has 
apparently vented to a vacuum condition, which 
"brings In about - about a lU.7-psi bias. Then 
there's a 5-psi meter bias on top of that. 

01 23 1+1 01 CDR Ckay, so actually, the two meters, as we look at 

them now, are actually balanced. Is that not 
correct? 

01 23 hi 08 CC I believe that's correct. 

01 23 1+1 12 CDR Okay. 

01 23 1+1 20 CC John, the actual pressures on both meters - the 

actual pressures are the same, although the meters 
are reading differently. 

01 23 1+1 29 CDR Okay, we got the message. 

01 23 1+1+ 01 LMP Houston, l6. Will we need to charge battery B, just 

looking ahead in the Flight Plan a little bit? 

01 23 1+1+ 07 CC Just a moment . 

01 23 1+1+ 36 CC Okay, Charlie, you can go ahead and start charging 

the battery now. 

01 23 1+1* 1+5 LMP Roger. 

01 23 1+7 31 LMP Okay, Pete, BAT B is on charge now. 



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01 23 1+7 35 CC Understand. BAT B on charge. 

02 00 00 25 LMP Houston, l6. 
02 00 00 28 CC Go ahead, l6 . 

02 00 00 32 LMP Okay, Feze. We got you - Fin£-l„y had time to lock 

out the window and you're just coming into view 
again and just as pretty as ever. 

02 00 00 1+3 CC Very nice. What you looking at right now? 

02 00 00 53 CC Can you zell what part of the Earth? 

02 00 00 5I+ LMP We've got a half-Earth. Say again? 

02 00 00 58 CC Can you ^ell what part of the Earth you're looking 

at? 

02 00 01 03 LMP Well, we got half -Earth, and we see a landmass - 

see the North Pole - the north polar cap with two 
"big swirls coning out off of it to the southwest . 
I can see the subsolar point very distinctly. It's 
a big white dot in th e center towards the LM, away 

from the terminator. And there's a big lancimass 

that's visible in the center. And - can't really 
make out exactly what it is. It's clear of clouds, 
though. It's the only place that's fairly clear. 

02 00 01 1+1+ CC Okay, we show you directly ober North Africa. And 

that's just about the terminator. 

02 00 02 00 LMP Okay, yoa got North Africa at the terminator? 

02 00 02 0k CC Just about. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 32/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 00 02 06 LMP Okay, that's what it is, then, looking at it, yeah. 

It's - it's Africa. Looks like a good storm sys- 
tem up in the Atlantic Ocean and above the sub solar 
point. 

02 00 02 18 CC Roger. 

02 00 02 1+5 LMP The blue coloring - the white of the clouds and 

the blue of the ocean, Dick. Things just stayed 
pretty constant as we move out - still really a 
spectacular sight. 

02 00 06 22 CDR Houston, l6. Over. 

02 00 06 2k CC Go ahead, l6. 

02 00 06 30 CDR What do they think of this PTC down there in the 

trenches? 

02 00 06 35 CC It's looking real good. 

02 00 06 kh CDR It really does look good. I don't know who to 

congratulate, Ken or the computer. 

02 00 07 13 CC I guess we'll give Ken credit for that one. 

02 00 07 2k CDR Darn right. 

02 00 08 31 CC 16, let us know what you think about the number 

of light flashes and whether or not It's feasible 
to try the ALFMED. 

02 00 08 kO CDR Okay. That's in work right now. 

02 00 08 1+3 CC Roger. 

02 00 08 kk CDR That is, if you can work on seeing flashes. 

02 00 08 50 CC Right. 

02 00 08 56 CDR That's a low metabolic load. 



02 00 09 01 CC 



Understand. 



Tape 32/2 
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02 00 19 h9 CDR 



oitay , i J .ousT .-M, We're going to start, or. the AL^MEB 
now, _ gue.. » It 'II fake us about an hour ana a 
hair from t. o time we start to t.ne tine we fl.iish 

LIT) . 



02 00 20 02 CC 



Oka\' . Kaa yea think you are seeing enough 
fle.-ihes to -r.ake it valid'? 



02 00 20 09 CTR 



inej uhveu ' - jjctten around to cic i.ng that yet, "but 
we'.-e vorki .g on it. 



02 00 20 12 CC 
02 00 20 13 CMP 



02 00 20 39 CC 



rvOg^r ^ Linuc .'o t and . 

Don, Char_i'. saw some this morning when he got up. 
And so wc'ro going to put the ALFMED on Oharlie. 
And we will not turn it on until we start to see 
3orn>.- flashes, and if we don't see any, we'll just 
terminate it. We'll wait some reasonable time, 
and we'll talk, it over with you. We'll tell you 
when we're -eady to go through it. That's our 
present plan. 

Okay, K , we 11 be standing by. And, Ken, while 
I'm talking to you, we've got a little more in- 
formation on this platform problem and it's a 
fairly big :uouthful, so, sometime when you get a 
chance when you can copy some information, give 
me a call. 



02 00 21 00 CMP 
02 0C 21 03 CC 



It looks like it'll be a 



>uple of hours 



Roger. We don't want you to get into another P52 
before we have time to talk about it. 



02 0C 21 10 CMP 
02 0C 21 18 IMP 



All righty. 

Pete, (clears throat) a little background on these 
flashes . . . 



02 00 2k 02 CC 



02 00 24 13 LI-IP 



l6, Houston. We missed your comments on the light 
flashes. You'd started to give them to us, and 
you were blocked out by noise. 

Roger, Pete, I was just telling you - the first 
night - dur j ng the first sleep period, whatever 
that was GET, I saw numerous light flashes before 
going to sleep, probably a - as free - as high as 



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three or four a minute. The next morning, they 
were not as numerous as that , and then last night 
still not as numerous. This morning, I was per- 
haps seeing maybe one every couple of minutes or 
so. If that frequency repeats itself during this 
test, is that good enough to go ahead? 

02 00 2k 50 CC Stand by 1, Charlie. 

02 00 25 03 CC Okay, Charlie. If you see one every minute or so, 

that's enough to go ahead. 

02 00 25 09 LMP Okay. 

02 00 26 01 CC And, l6. At kQ:30 in the Flight Plan, there's a 

line that says "Synchronize mission timer to CMC 
clock," and it is not required. 

02 00 26 11 LMP Okay. 

02 00 26 12 CMP Oh, that's great. Thank you. Hey, Don, is our 

comm gonna he good enough the way we're going here 
now for you to get the marks or are we gonna - shall 
we count on recording them on board too? 

02 00 26 28 CC You better record on board as well. 

02 00 26 31+ CMP Okay,, You'll start the tape recorder, is that 

affirmative? 

02 00 26 39 CC Affirmative. Call us when you're ready. 

02 00 26 Ul LMP Or you want us to do that? 

02 00 26 k2 CMP Okay. We'll do that; thank you. 

02 00 26 52 CMP Okay, if at any time, the voice quality goes down, 

our procedures, as I understand them described, 
W ill -I'll knock off or I'll take Charlie's place 
here, and I'll knock off the observations and go 
to recording. And other than that, Charlie will 
be doing all the things that I was going to be 
doing. But, if you want us to record them in pen 
and ink at the same time, just give us a call. 

02 00 27 20 CC Roger. 

02 00 36 30 CC l6, Houston. Voice check. 



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02 CO 3c 38 CDR Loud and clear there, Pete. 

02 00 36 40 CC Roger. You all were so quiet, you scared us. 

02 00 36 51 LKP Okay, Pete. I just got the ALFMZD on aria ii. 

position, ana we're gonna see if we see anyth. 

02 00 36 36 00 Okay. 

02 00 53 33 LKP Houston, l6. 

02 00 53 3b CO Oo ahead, l6. 

02 00 53 39 LNP Okay. I've seen five in 1 ;; minutes. 

02 00 53 h2 CC Five in 15 minutes, Charlie? 

02 00 53 h6 LiyP That's affirm. 

02 00 53 50 CC Okay. Stand by a minute; we'll look at that. 

02 00 53 52 CNP Okay, Don. We were just about ready to call 

thing off and try it another day. And then 1 
like Charlie was starting to see the- at - at 
pretty fair rate. That five in "5 minutes wa 
four m the last minute or 2. And John has 
one; 1 have not seen any yot . 3 at sounds lib 
Charlie is gonna be able tc see these and I'm 
gonna go ahead and take the photographs arid g 
get all set and wait for ycur answer. 

02 00 5u 26 CC Okay. We've been advised that we dc want tc 

ahead with the A1FMED experiment. 

02 00 54 33 OP Okay. It's in work. I'll fell you when we'r 

ready to start timing. 

02 00 5^+ 3T CC All righty. 

02 00 5I4. 1*1 LMP Okay, Pete. They seem to tome in clusters . 

get one or two right after - and then - then 
nothing for a while. 

02 00 5^ 50 CC Roger. 

02 00 58 07 CMP Hey, Jon. Can you help us ... record our ... 

... 0,15, 1.2, ... at 3 feet shows Charlie in 



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ALFMED with his face sticking out. I'm taking a 
picture from the LEB looking up towards the center 
couch. 



02 


00 


58 


1+0 


CC 


16, that was so garbled we didn't copy, so you're 
gonna have to say it again. 


02 


00 


58 




CMP 


Did you copy that, Don? 


02 


00 


58 


hi 

~ 1 


CC 


"NT £i rr □ -H t vp "PT^Tl \lJ& tjci t^o in Tiorl Q 1 r\+" r\ -P Vi r>lr 

is cga u x v c 9 ivc 11* m wcic _li± — 11 clAJ. d _J_L'L' ui UoL^iV"" 

ground noise, and we didn't get any of that. 


02 


00 


58 


52 


CMP 


Houston, Casper. 


02 


00 


58 


55 


CC 


I"" 1 "P ^ y* crn flVtf^ar^ 


02 


00 


59 


00 


CMP 


Did you copy comments about the film? 


02 


00 


59 


02 


CC 


Negative; we did not. We had too much background 
noise. Can you say again? 


02 


00 


59 


09 


CMP 


Okay. I guess I'll write it down. I think that's 
fa^tpr after sll 


02 


00 


59 


13 


CC 


Okay • 


02 


01 


08 


h2 


CMP 


ws\. cvy ^ 11 u.o w uii 1 n c j. c i vir ctvj. v Lw □ bax u ■ LjUUI la. ytjLJ. 

make sure the tape recorder is running? 


02 


01 


08 


58 


CC 


Ken, it's been running awhile. We're going to 
rewind it, and I'll get it back to you in a minute 


02 


01 


09 


12 


CC 


In the meantime, Ken, if you've got comments we'll 
take them on air-to-ground. 


02 


01 


09 


21 


CMP 


Does that mean you want us to go ahead and start? 


02 


01 


09 


25 


CC 


Affirmative . 


02 


01 


09 


33 


CMP 


Was that Roger or Stand by? 


02 


01 


09 


36 


CC 


Affirmative; go ahead and start. 


02 


01 


10 


12 


CMP 


Okay, Don. We're running at 1+9:10. 


02 


01 


10 


16 


CC 


Okay. 



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02 01 10 22 LMP HARK. Okay, a bright dot in the - in ih.v ri^ht 

eye in ;ne upper - upper le fi center. 

02 01 10 31 CC Okay. 

02 01 10 39 LMP MARK. -Bright dot in the left eye, upper left - 

right center. 

02 01 11 11 LMP MARK. 

02 01 11 12 LMP MARK. The first one was a fuzzy dot in the right 

eye - the left eye. The second one was a bright 
dot in the right eye, lower left center. 

02 01 11 1+7 LMP You copying, Houston? 

02 01 11 49 CC Affirmative. We're copying. 

02 01 12 02 CC DSE is now running. 

02 01 12 08 LMP Okay. 

02 01 12 1+6 LMP MARK. Light streak - white streak in the right 

eye, upper center - moving from up - bottom to 
up - top . 

02 01 12 59 LMF MARK. Faint left - faint white dot in the left 

eye - extreme left. 

02 01 15 1+7 LMP MARK. 

02 01 15 1+9 LMP ... upper right eye ... 

02 01 15 50 LMF MARK again. Same spot. That was a bright dot. 

02 01 16 31 CMP MARK. Bright flash in upper left eye. 

02 01 17 08 CMP MARK. Flash across the bottom of right eye - wni 

dot - from right ... left to right but I doubt 
it. [sic] 

02 01 17 32 LMP MARK, Simultaneous white dots in the right eye, 

upper and lower center. 

02 01 20 05 LMP MARK. Right eye center a - just a bright flash. 



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02 01 21 52 LMP MARK. A bright flash in the lover center of the 

right eye. 

02 01 22 k2 CMP MARK. A little light dim streak in the lover 

right eye - lower left. 

02 01 23 06 CMP MARK. Lower left - left eye, in the outboard, and 

it was a bright flash - looked like a streak - 
probably going from right to left. 

02 01 2U 52 LMP MARE . Bright dot, upper right, outboard, right 

eye. 

02 01 27 hi CDR MARK. Dot - bright dot in the upper right eye, 

center. 

02 01 28 56 LMP Okav, Houston. I've also added some very subtle 

things that - just very - looks like little dim 
flashes that I haven't been calling. They're 
Just so subtle, I've been afraid to call them a 
definite mark. 

02 01 29 15 CC Okay, Charlie. We copied that. 

02 01 30 00 LMP MARK. Upper right eye going from left to right. 

02 01 30 12 LMP Light flash. 

02 01 30 25 CC Okay. And, Charlie, if you see any more of the 

subtle marks, how about calling them and juso call 
them a subtle mark. We'd like to record that 
information. 



02 01 30 35 LMP Okay. 

END OF TAPE 



Tape 33/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 01 33 16 CDR MARK. Bright dot, right eye, center, upper. 

02 01 33 CDR ... Left, right, left [?]. I got the impression 

it was moving toward me. Why, I don't know, but It 
didn 't - didn 't ... 

02 01 3h 01 CC 16, you're very weak. 

02 01 3h 13 CMP MARK. Subtle one, very subtle on the left eye, 

outboard , upper . 

02 01 35 lb CMP MARK. Flash in the lower right eye, sort of a 

distant lightning flash. 

02 01 35 ^1 CMP MARK. Upper center of upper right eye ~ bright 

light flash. 

02 01 39 5ft LMP MARK . Faint dot, lower left eye, inboard. 

02 01 1+2 Oh LMP MARK. Flash, a - a light streak in the left eye, 

starting at the center going to the bottom right 
from upper - from upper - center down to right in 
movement . 

02 01 1+2 39 LMP MARK. Bright dot, center, right eye. 

02 01 1+3 01 LMP MARK. Left eye, sort of subtle, towards inboard 

center, a white flash. 

02 01 1+3 55 LMP MARK. Subtle dot - white dot - in the inboard 

center of the right eye. 

02 01 1+1+ 03 CMP MARK again. That was the left eye. That was the 

center upper, white dot, left eye; both of those 
were left eye . 

02 01 1+1+ 23 CMP MARK. Upper right - part of right eye, white flash, 

small . 

02 01 1+1+ 51 LMP MARK. Subtle white flash, inboard upper right eye. 

inboard corner, that was. 



02 01 1+5 01 LMP 



MARK. Same spot. A white streak. 



Tape 33/2 
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02 


01 


1+6 


15 


CMP 


MARK. Right eye, center, white dot. 


02 


01 


1+6 


26 


CMP/LMP 


MARK. 


02 


01 


k6 


27 


LMP 


White dot, center - center right; lower of the 
le f t ey e » 


02 


01 


hG 


31+ 


CMP 


Same here. All at the same time Charlie did. ( 
mine were in the lower left side and not the rij 


02 


01 


1+6 


^6 


CDR 


MARK. ?lash across the bottom of the left eye, 
high speed. 


02 


01 


h9 


11 


CDR 


Hey, Den. Can you tell us how we're doing on t: 


02 


01 


h9 


15 


CC 


Stand by 1; I'll let you know. 


02 


01 


1+9 


20 


cc 


You've got about 20 more minutes. 


02 


01 


h9 


27 


CDR 


Okay, taank you. 


02 


01 


h9 


35 


LMP 


Don, this thing was made for about a size 6-1/1+ 
something head. It's really tight on me. 


02 


01 


>+9 


1+8 


cc 


Okay, Charlie. We'll make a note of that. 


02 


01 


U9 


52 


LMP 


I'm not complaining, it's just a little tight. 


02 


01 


1+9 


55 


cc 


Roger . 


02 


01 




31+ 


LMP 


MARK Rriffht flash down at fhp right center o~" 
the right eye 


02 


01 


51 


11 


CMP 


MARK. A dull fuzzy spot in the outboard center 
of the left eye. 


02 


01 


52 


05 


CDR 


MARK. Flash in the center cf the right eye - s 
of like a small flash. 


02 


01 


52 


56 


CMP 


MARK. Flash in the center of left eye, just a 
faint flash - much more like a dot. 


02 


01 


56 


36 


CMP 


MARK. White dot, outboard, right eye, center. 


02 


01 


57 


09 


CMP 


MARK. Small flash in the lower center of the 



right eye. 



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02 01 58 02 CMP MARK. Very tiny flash in the lower center of the 

left eye. 

02 01 58 lit CMP MARK. Streak across the lover left of the left eye, 

on the inward side. The light's going from left 
to right to left . 

02 01 58 39 CMP MARK. Two little dots, flashes in the upper right 

center of the right eye - left eye, excuse me. 

02 01 59 38 CMP MARK. Small flash in the upper right center of 

the 

02 02 00 08 SC 

02 02 00 11 LMP MARK. My last mark was the upper center right eye, 

little flash, 

02 02 00 21 LMP MARK. Small flash in the left center of the right 

eye . 

02 02 01 Oh LMP MARK. MARK. A - one - the first one was right 

eye, a streak going from inboard center to the 
upper right. Left one was a streak, pencil shaped - 
a pencil line, left eye from center to upper right. 

02 02 02 0k LMP MARK. Very subtle flash in the light - right eye, 

upper cen - upper right. 

02 02 02 13 LMP MARK. Another subtle one just below that, center 

right, right eye. 

02 02 03 12 LMP MARK. Left eye, a streak starting in the center. 

02 02 03 16 LMP MARK. Right eye, dot, center. The left eye was a 

streak starting in the center going out to the right, 
It increased in size as it went from right to left. 

02 02 Oh 02 LMP MARK. Subtle dot, outboard side, center left eye. 

02 02 06 26 LMP MARK. MARK. Faint dot in the right eye, center, 

upper, and the inboard side is a white dot in the 
left eye - and the second one - was in the inboard 
sice, center. 

02 02 07 09 LMP MARK. Dot, right eye, outboard center. 



Tape 33A 
Page 168 

02 02 07 31 CMP MARK. Streak in the lower left of - left eye, 

moving fron top to "bottom. 

02 02 08 29 LMP MARK. Simultaneous white dots, right and left eye 

Left one was in the upper right, inboard center. 
Left - right one was in the inboard bottom, left. 



02 


02 


09 


2k 


LMP 


MARK. Subtle flash in the right eye, upper inboard 


02 


02 


09 


31 


CMP 


MARK. Flash in the right eye, right side. 


02 


02 


10 


57 


LMP 


Houston, 16. How's the time? 


02 


02 


11 


08 


CC 


16, we figure the time is about up on the ALFMED 



experiment. We'd like to know if the motor is 
stopped. 



02 


02 


11 


19 


CMP 


No, it's still running. 


02 


02 


11 


20 


LMP 


MARK, 
eye, 


A streak in the lower left side of the left 
moving down. 


02 


02 


11 


28 


CC 


Okay, 


Ken. Keep going until the motor stops. 


02 


02 


11 


35 


CMP 


Okay. 




02 


02 


11 


37 


LMP 


MARK, 
eye . 


Thin white dot upper right, inboard, left 


02 


02 


13 


18 


LMP 


MARK. Lightning-flash-type phenomena, lower right, 
inboard, left eye. 


02 


02 


11* 


3k 


LMP 


MARK. 


White dot, center, left eye. 


02 


02 


15 


22 


LMP 


MARK. 


White dot, left eye, outboard, center. 


02 


02 


15 


29 


CMP 


MARK. 


White dot, left eye, center. 


02 


02 


15 


in 


LMP 


MARK. 


Right eye, center, inboard, a white dot. 


02 


02 


15 


1+8 


CC 


Okay, Ken, we've got all the ALFMED data we need. 
We want ycu to give us a mark when you shut the 
motor off. 


02 


02 


16 


08 


CMP 


Okay, 


Pete . 


02 


02 


16 


10 


CMP 


MARK. 


ALFMED is off. 



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02 02 16 Ik CC Roger. 

02 02 18 37 CC 16, Houston, Whenever you can copy, 

words on the IMU problem that we had. Also some - 
an entry to the G&C Checklist. 

02 02 18 1+7 CMP Okay, Don. How about standing by, would you? 

Stand by until we clean up all the . , . 

02 02 18 5k CC Roger. 

02 02 18 58 CMP You're cutting out pretty bad, Don. 

02 02 19 03 CC Okay. 

02 02 28 05 CC 16, the PI advises cn the AKFMED experiment that 

we got about TO counts, and he's very happy with 
the results, and he wants you to verify that the 
clutch is in the STCW position. 

02 02 28 19 CMP That's a verify. 

02 02 28 23 CC Roger; thank you. 

02 02 28 2k IMP Okay, great. Those things - those things are 

really something, Don. There were a couple of 
the phenomena that I had seen previously that I 
didn't see today, but there were some other ones 
today that were different too. The phenomena - 
the flashes leave no afterglow and they're - they're 
just instantaneous. All the colors are white - 
were all we saw. We saw no colors at all; neither 
John nor I. It was - every one we saw was white. 

02 02 28 55 CC Roger; copy that. 

02 02 32 16 CMP Okay, Don. I'm ready to copy some things now. 

02 02 32 22 CC Say again, Ken. 

02 02 32 23 CMP Before we get into copying stuff, let me confirm what 

Charlie said about that clutch. How I listened to 
that thing retract before, and as soon as we went 
to the mid-position on the clutch - why, you can 
hear the plates come down. And we went ahead and 
rapped it once, anyhow, just to be sure, bux I 
didn't hear anything jiggle. And we cycled it to 
OPERATE and then back to STCW, and it ail felt 
normal and the - the plate travel sounded proper. 



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02 02 32 56 CC Okay, we copied that, Ken. 

02 02 33 00 CMP Okay, and I guess my only comment on ALFMED is that 

I think those light flashes are made "by the same 
guy that ma^es the emperor's clothes. 

02 02 33 08 CC That makes what? 

02 02 33 13 CMP I think they're made by the same guy that makes 

the emperor's clothes. 

02 02 33 17 CC Roger; understand. 

02 02 3k 19 CMP Hey, Don, I'm standing by to copy the words you got 

about P52s and G&N and any of those other subjects 
pertaining to our operation. 

02 02 3J4 28 CC Okay, Ken, I'll - we'll talk about the platform 

problem first, and I'm gonna back up and talk about 
the original data that we passed up because there 
are some small corrections to that. And then I'll - 
I'll try to break it down into about four shovelfuls 
here for ycu, because it's a fairly big mouthful if 
we try to do it all at once. 

02 02 3k 50 CMP Okay. You have some stuff that I probably should 

copy, huh? 

02 02 3k 5I+ CC Yes, I will have some items for you to copy. 

02 02 35 01 CC Hold off a minute, l6. We're coming up on an 

omni switch . 

02 02 35 10 CMP Roger. 

02 02 36 53 CC Okay, l6. How do you read now? 

02 02 36 58 CMP Loud and clear. 

02 02 37 00 CC Okay, we'll start here on this thing. First of 

all, the - the problem occurs, apparently, in 
CSM-117 when the TVC relay changes state, either 
going from enable to disable or from disable to 
enable. And it causes an electric glitch that 
makes the CDUs go to 90 degrees; in particular, 
the yaw CDIJ, and therefore the CMC thinks it's in 
gimbal lock and goes into a coarse align node. 



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The - Some of the cases that could cause this, for 
example, are when you go to -- when you select MANUAL 
OPTICS, you have the TVC relay enabled and then if 
you go from MANUAL to AUTO, or if you hit the ZERO 
OPTICS switch with MANUAL OPTICS selected, or if 
you go from P52 to POO with the MANUAL OPTICS se- 
lected, you will reset the TYC relay, and that can 
cause the glitch. This is apparently what happened 
last night. 

02 02 38 15 CMP Okay, is it important for me to copy those things 

that cause this, or are you going to give me a 
way to prevent it? 

02 02 38 21 CC Negative. You don't have to copy those. That's 

just hackground. Now we're going to talk about 
what you can do here in P52s and maybe subsequently 
in - for the LOIs and for P^Os . There are two ways 
to approach the Pp2. There's a - There's a quick- 
and-dirty way which is to simply go to SCS CONTROL, 
because with SCS control, the TVC relay is not 
enabled. And, by doing that, you don't run the risk 
of generating this glitch. That's not the way, 
however, that the guys are recommending, because 
they have a procedure that they think will handle 
not only the P52, but the burn cases. And they'd 
like you to get that procedure, and you're going 
to have to copy that cne. 

02 02 39 11 CMP Okay. How about running down that list of things 

that causes the TVC enable to change state again? 
Let me - let me copy those this time. 

02 02 39 23 CC Okay, will do. And - now - these cases are not all 

inclusive. These are just some examples that - 
that we can bring up to you. First of all, the 
TVC relay is enabled when you select MANUAL OPTICS. 
It is then subsequently disabled if you go from 
MANUAL to AUTO, or if you go to zero the OPTICS 
with MANUAL selected, or if you go with MANUAL - 
with the MANUAL OPTICS selected, if you go from 
P52 to POO. But these are probably not the only 
cases; they're probably just some examples that we 
know of . 



02 02 kO 11 CMP 



Okay . 



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02 02 1+0 12 CC 

02 02 1+0 22 CMP 

02 02 hO 2h CC 

02 02 1+0 hh CMP 

02 02 hO 1+7 CC 

02 02 1+0 1+8 CMP 

02 02 1+0 1+9 CC 

02 02 1+0 51 CMP 

02 02 UO 57 CC 

02 02 1+1 25 CMP 

02 02 1+1 31 CC 



Another important point, Ken, is that it changes 
state during the TVC gimbal drive check. 

Yes, that's what I was afraid of. Okay. 

Okay. We're going to - This next procedure that I 
have to read up to you is probably going zc be the 
one that we'll use to try to get around that. And 
also, we'd like you to use it in the P52s because 
it allows us to monitor for the glitch, and at the 
same time prevents the glitch from bringing your 
platform dcwn. 

Okay. 

Okay, if ycu're ready to copy - - 



- - I'll read you up the procedures. 

- - ... copy this or - Okay, I'll just copy this on 
a scratch pad, and we'll put it in the appropriate 
place, if that sounds reasonable. 

Roger. That sounds real good. Number 1, we want 
you to key VERB 1+8 ENTER and load NOUN 1+6, 
REGISTER 1. The first digit should be loaded as 
a 3. The rest of the numbers can be left as they 
are. 

Okay, why don't you read on at about that pace, 
Dor., and I'll Just copy, and then I'll read it 
back to you? 

Okay, the second step is key VERB 25 NOUN 07 ENTER , 
75 ENTER, 1 ENTER , 1 ENTER. That sets the average 
g flag, but does not turn average g on. The com- 
bination of those two will prevent the CMC from 
going into coarse align. After you've done that, 
you can select P52 and use your normal alignment 
procedures. And, when you've completed the P52 to 
terminate this - EMP, we'll have you key VERB 1+8 
ENTER, load NOUN 1+6 REGISTER 1 with its original 
value, whether that was 2 or 1 in the first digit. 
Step 2, we'll have you a key VERB 25 NOUN 07 ENTER , 
75 ENTER, v ENTER, ENTER. That will then return 
your - you to the correct DAP and also reset the 
average g flag. 



Tape 33/9 
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02 


02 


1+3 


18 


CMP 


Okay, that - that was, in VERB 25 NOUN 07, that 
was a 75 ENTER, 1 ENTER , and then zero ENTER or 
1 ENTER? 


02 


02 


U3 


26 


CC 


Zero ENTER. 


02 


02 


U3 


30 


CMP 


Okay. 


02 


02 


1*3 


32 


CC 


Okay, that's the whole procedure. 


02 


02 


1*3 


3T 


CMP 


Okay, let me look it over here for a second. A' 
first glance, the first thing I see here looks 
like - do I - should I ...? 


02 


02 


^3 


58 


CC 


l6, we're switching omnis ; hold off a minute. 


02 


02 


1*5 


50 


cc 


Okay, 16. How do you read now? 


02 


02 


1*5 


55 


CMP 


Loud and clear . 


02 


02 


1*5 


56 


CC 


Okay. We lost comm ^here temporarily. You can 
go ahead now with the readback on that any time 
you're ready. 


02 


02 


1*6 


05 


CMP 


Okay. Did you £et my questions ahout the VERB i 


02 


02 


1*6 


09 


CC 


Negative, but we have a caution note that says, 
"Do not key VERB h6 ENTER while this EMP is in - 
prevent Sap - Saturn DAP actually coming on." 


02 


02 


1*6 


20 


cc 


Okay, thank you. 


02 


02 


1*6 


3^ 


CMP 


Okay, what you would do then is - we're gonna si 



Saturn DAP in average g in order to prevent coarse 
aligning in the event middle gimbal picks up spurious 
signals. And to do -his, we set VERB kQ with a 
NOUN h6. Digit A is set to a 3, and we set the 
average g flag with a VERB 25 NOUN 07, address 75, 
bit 1, set it to the 1. Then we should call P52 
normally, and if the glitch occurs, it'll be 
ignored. I assume from this if the glitch occurs 
some time while we're in the process of taking 
marks, that we get some kind of garbage out of P52, 
bu" it should be obvious . And from what you gave 
me on this list up at the top, it looks like 
normally we would not run across TVC ENABLE during 
that period. At the completion of a 52, we go back 



Tape 33/10 
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into a VERB 1+8, and now we take NOUN 1+6 "back to its 
original values. Then we reset the average g flag 
by taking channel 75 hit 1 tc a zero, using VERB 2* 
NOUN 07, and the restrictions on this EMP is That 
we will not use VERB 1+6 at any ~ime while this is 
punched in . 

02 02 U8 Ok CC That's affirmative, Ken. 

02 02 1+8 12 CMP Okay, do you have some words on how - on how ve 

handle the Pl+0? 

02 02 1+8 30 CC Okay, Ken, and - in the Pl+0 is what we're thinking 

about and we haven't completely decided now is we 
probably use this EMP before and after the TVC 
gimbal check, and we may move the TVC gimbal check 
earlier or before the burn so that we have plenty 
of time to get this thing in and out. 

02 02 1+8 56 CMP Okay, that sounds like a good plan. 

02 02 1+9 00 CC Okay, now I've got the last shovelful here if you're 

ready to copy. 

02 02 1+9 06 CMP Okay, I've got my bucket out. 

02 02 1+9 08 CC Okay, if you should lose the platform alignment, 

we'll do the same thing we tried last night, a 
VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER, ENTER, VERB 1+0 ENTER , and 
then go to the checklist, C-/7-1, and do the rapid 
IMU realign. 

02 02 1+9 1+1+ CMP Okay, Don. If we tumble the thing again, we're 

going to release the platform by setting NOUN 20 
to - to zeros, and we do that with the VERB 23 
NOUN 20 ENTER, ENTER. Then we release the platform 
with the VERB 1+0 ENTER, and then we go through 
page G/7-1 and get a rapid alignment to the GDC. 
Now that - that assumes that what happened to us 
was the glitch in the middle gimbal. If I under- 
stood your conversation, it's possible to have a 
glitch in one of the other gimbals. Is that 
correct? 



Tape 33/11 
Page 175 



02 02 50 23 CC That's correct. That will not, however, get you 

into the - into the problem that causes the plat- 
form to go into coarse align. And also, we were 
advised that while this EMP is in, you shouldn't 
have the problem with losing the platform alignment. 

02 02 50 hi CMP Okay. If we - if we get this glitch in one of the 

other axes - I - and we have the controls enabled, 
I assume one of the things we would - we'd see 
would be some unusual thruster activity. 

02 02 50 58 CC That's affirmative, and in that case I guess all 

you need - - 

02 02 51 00 CMP ... proper correction. Well, I'm trying to figure 

out what we'd do if we have a - say we're in attitude 
hold. If we have that glitch occur right now and - 
with our engines disabled, I don't think there would 
be any way I'd see it until I went to use some auto 
optics or something. And that - if we were in an 
attitude hold, it appears to me that I would see a - 
a DAP that appeared to be unstable In the axis that 
it was going for, or at least it would take off for 
some place other than where it is. And we would go 
to SCS momentarily, and the proper response would 
be a VERB kO, ENTER, and allow the CMC to zero and 
recount the IMU CDUs . Is that correct? 

02 02 51 50 CC Right on. 

02 02 52 00 CMP This TVC enable that we're talking about that's 

used for the gimbal drive test - now that's a 
function only of the gimbal drive test and not a 
function of the setting of the trims in Pho . Is 
that correct? 

02 02 52 15 CC That's affirmative. 

02 02 52 20 CMP Okay, so, our Pl+0 then would be something like we 

would go out and we'll get a gimbal drive check to 
you folks early, then we'll turn the gimbals back 
off probably, and I'm just ... what I'm ... - - 

02 02 52 35 CC Omni switch coming up, l6. Stand by. Stand by, 

16; we're switching omnis. 

02 02 52 U6 CMP Roger. 



Tape 33/12 
Page 1?6 

02 02 5^ 19 CC 16, how dc you read now? 

02 02 5^ 23 CMP Loud and clear, Don. 

02 02 5k 2h CC Okay. Go ahead with your question. 

02 02 5i+ 25 CMP I'm trying to give you my impression of what we're 

gonna "be - the general approach to the burn - and 
we check out the gimbal drives and the gimbal trims 
and then, when we come into ?^0 for the actual 
burn, we would go ahead and use the SCS gimbal 
checks to verify all the gimbals are properly 
hooked up. Then we would bypass the flashing 202 
with an ENTER, and we'd just let the gimbals go 
to trim, and everything else would be done nominally 

02 02 55 07 CC Ken, I think your general impression is right. I 

guess we're not yet ready to commit ourselves to a - 
a set of procedures. We're going have Stu take a 
look at it in the simulator here, and we'll come up 
to you later with some detailed procedures specifi- 
cally for the burn. 

02 02 55 27 CMP Roger. I understand that; I just wanted to make 

sure I had a general understanding in case we had 
to do some original thinking. 

02 02 55 35 CC Roger. I think we concur with what you said so far. 

02 02 55 51 CMP Okay. And the other thing, that, out of curiosity - 

if the guys in the back room, after they get through 
getting all the important things squared away, tha:. 
they could kind of think some more about their lis:, 
of things that causes this enable relay to change 
state. I'll compile a list of those things in case 
we come across something later on that we hadn't 
thought about . 

02 02 56 16 CC Okay, Ken, we'll do that for you. And there's one 

last note here, that, prior to your P52s, it ' d be 
a good idea to align the GDC just prior to going i: . 

02 02 56 30 CMP Yes, sir. I don't think I'll let that guy get very 

far away from us . 

02 02 56 33 CC Roger. 



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02 02 56 5I4 CC And, Ken, I've got an update to the G&C Checklist 

on page 9-*+ any time you're ready to copy. 

02 02 57 09 CC Okay, pencil in hand. 

02 02 57 13 CC Okay, on page 9-1+ , line 07, column A 

02 02 57 20 CMP Yes, sir. 

02 02 57 21 CC Column A, line 07, should read "767^7." Line 11 

should read "77552." Line 12, "77756"; line 13, 
"77307." 

02 02 58 05 CMP Okay, I'm on page G/9- 1 *, reading down column A. 

On line 7, I replace "771+26" with "767 1 +7." On 
line 11, I replace "00211+" with "77552." On 
line 12, I replace "777 lV 1 with 77756." Line 13, 
I replace "77W+6" with "77307." 

02 02 58 1+9 CC That's correct, Ken. 

02 02 59 10 CC And we've got, Ken, here some notes on this jet-on 

monitor EMP. We'd like to do a check on it at 5^:25, 
and I can read you up the procedure for that any 
time you're ready to copy. 

02 02 59 2h CMP Go ahead. 

02 02 59 27 CC Okay, at 5U : 25 in the Flight Plan, we would like 

to add "P20 option 5," in the "LM checkout atti- 
tude"; NOUN 78, minus 09000 , minus 03000, 
plus 25500 ; NOUN 79, plus 00050; NOUN 70, 
plus 0001+7. We will up link the jet-on monitor 
loads and, when the P20 maneuver is complete, you 
can do a VERB fk ENTER. And the P20 attitude that 
we've selected will be the attitude that you're 
already in, so there is actually not a maneuver 
involved here . 

02 03 00 1+9 CMP Okay, when you say when maneuver complete, - does 

that mean that you would want us to maneuver to the 
LM checkout attitude using P20 , or are you going to 
let us go to VERB 1+9 for that? And then, I'll call 
it up and bypass the maneuver, is that correct? 



02 03 01 06 CC 



You can use a VERB 1+9 for that, Ken. 



Tape 33/1^ 
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02 03 01 11 CMP Okay, I understand. A VERB kg, and then we'll call 

P20 , and then you can command the same attitude 
I'n in . 

02 03 01 IT CC That's affirmative. 

02 03 01 18 CMP In other words, I've got the 50:l8 the second time. 

Then you want the VERB fh , ENTER. 

02 03 01 2h CC That's affirmative. Coming up cn an omni switch, 

l6. Stand "by. 

02 03 03 2h CC 16, how do you read now? 

02 03 03 29 CMP Loud and clear, Don. 

02 03 03 31 CC Okay, the only other thing is at 56 hours, that's 

56:00, we want you to terminate the jet-on monitor 
EMP. 

02 03 03 53 CMP Okay, can you tell me what dead band you are gonna 

"be setting in there? 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 3^/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 03 Ok 35 CC Okay, Ken, it'll be a i-degree dead band. 

02 03 Oil 1+9 CMP Okay, you're setting me in the IMP at 1-degree 

dead band; is that affirm? 

02 03 Oh 55 CC That's affirmative. 

02 03 05 15 CC Ken, on the NOUN 70, I read you a - a plus 000t+7. 

You actually don't need that plus; that's an octal 
number. 

02 03 05 25 CMP Roger. I understand. 

02 03 05 29 CMP Okay, it's not clear to me - if we are going to 

exceed this or not; we normally would not. Do you 
want to try letting us drift out of the dead band 
and see if the monitor works? 

02 03 05 55 CC Negative; that's - that's not the intent, I think. 

They just want to get the program in and look at it. 

02 03 06 03 CMP Okay. Well, sometime before we get through, would 

you ask them if they would object to letting us 
see If that thing triggers the same response that 
we're used to? 

02 03 06 l6 CC Okay, Ken: we'd like to think that over. We'll 

get back to you on that. 

02 03 06 21 CMP Okay, fine. Thank you. 

02 03 06 23 CC Okay. Nov I've still got this note that we've had 

since about 2h hours ago on changing the angle on 
that Sun wheel, and if you have that out now, we 
can clean that up; otherwise, I'll hold it a while. 

02 03 06 37 CMP I don't have it out, but why don't you tell me what 

it is. I think I know what you ' re talking about. 
It's due to the REFSMMAT angles on there being 
changed. 

02 03 06 hh CC That's affirmative. And we (belch) inked "27 de- 

grees" on it. We should have written In 
''37 degrees." 



[ 



Tape 3V2 
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02 03 06 59 CMP Okay. It turns out we're at - is inked in at 

27 and it should be 37- 

02 03 07 06 CC That's affirmative. 

02 C3 07 11 CMP Ckay, thank you. I'm glad you remeir."be red that. 

02 C3 07 lk CC Roger. 

02 03 10 12 CC 16, terminate battery Bravo charge. 

02 03 10 17 CDR Ckay. Okay, it's in work. 

02 03 .10 2k CC Roger. 

02 C3 10 k2 CDR What's the probability cf this - glitch happening? 

Is it about one in a million? 

02 03 10 1+7 CC Stand by 1 

02 03 10 59 CDR Say again, Pete. You cut out. 

02 03 11 01 CC 16 , I guess we really don't know the answer to 

that. That's one of the reasons we want :o get 
this EMP in to kind of watch for it and see if 
it's occurring frequently or infrequently. Omni 
switch , l6 , 

02 03 11 53 CDR Okay, Don, we're going to go ahead and punch through 

this P52 and we'll start with our little procedure 
here, and you might kind of watch us through and 
make sure we do it right the first time. 

02 03 12 05 CC Will do. 

02 03 13 23 CDR Okay, Houston. You're watching this, right? 

02 03 13 25 CC That's affirmative. We're watcning and you can 

go ahead. 

02 03 13 30 CDR Okay, and what did you say the probability was of 

this thing happening? 

02 03 13 3i+ CC I think we don't know the answer to that, John. 

That's why we want to load this software program, 
so we can monitor to see if that glitch is occur- 
ring frequently - or it may never occur agait ; we 
reallv don't know. 



Tape 3U/3 
Page l8l 



02 


03 


13 


1+8 


CDR 


Un derstand. 


02 


03 


13 


51 


CMP 


Okay, I've got It in. I'm going to call P52. 


02 


03 


13 


55 


CC 


Roger . 


02 


03 


Il4 


15 


CC 


Can you get the GDC aligned up? 


02 


03 


lh 


20 


CMP 


Oh , ye ah . 


02 


03 


lh 


21 


CDR 


You better believe it. 


02 


03 


17 


23 


CMP 


Houston, how do you like those angles? 


np 


0"} 
0 0 


T 7 




CP 


0 u euiiu. uv X ■ 






1 7 




or 


T.r^nlr "°f^pil CTf~inr$ 1 rS 


02 


03 


17 


l+l 


CMP 


Do you want us to torque some that small? 


02 


03 


1 7 


50 


CC 


Clo ahead and tornue then. 


0? 


03 


x 1 


S3 


CMP 


Ok av Vp 1 1 1 1 r^n "i "f - ftt" 1 1-7 Tni m]1~,p Ypflh T xnipRfi 
that's 51:l3, excuse me. 


02 


03 


18 


07 


CC 


Understand 18 minutes. 


02 


03 


18 


12 


CMP 


Okay, would you like for me to return it to zero 
with ~;he switch in MANUAL this time, just to see 
i ^ "utt i jj^i" 1~ h a t d"! i t pVi ^ 


02 


03 


18 


22 


CC 


Affirmative . 


02 


03 


18 


3k 


CDR 


Going to zero. 


02 


03 


18 


36 


CDR 


MARK. 


02 


03 


18 


59 


CC 


And, 16 , we didn't see any glitch. There, we're 
coming up on an omnl switch. 


02 


03 


22 


19 


CC 


And, 16 , that EMP that we loaded to protect the 
platform - we'll refer to it as EMP 509- 


02 


03 


22 


31+ 


CDR 


Okay, 509; sounds familiar. 


02 


03 


22 


37 


CC 


Roger. 



Tape 3V 1 * 
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02 03 30 3h CC 16, if you'll go ACCEPT , we've got an up-link for 

you. And I've got news, if you're Interested. 

02 03 30 U3 CDR Okay, here's POO and ACCEPT. And, year., we're 

interested . 

02 03 30 hQ CC Okay. Forir.er President Lyndon Johnson is resting 

comfortably after he was hospitalized again follow- 
ing an increase in his heart rate. He's hospital- 
ized in Sar. Antonio. Vice President Agnew , 
speaking here in Houston, has asked the nation's 
supermarket executives to hold the line on prices. 
If prices for food continue to soar, Mr. Agnew 
hinted at mandatory Federal controls. President 
Nixon added a stop during his scheduled trip to 
Moscow. Prior to returning home, he will stop off 
in Poland to discuss Polish-American relations. 
The Moscow trip in late May is still on, despite 
some fears that recent developments in the Viet- 
namese conflict could affect the President's visit 
to the Soviet Union. State news: The Texas gov- 
ernor's race Is still a hot item, tut no word yet 
from John Conn ally, who said he may speak out on 
the wide-open race. Congressman Ecb Eckhardt says 
the U. S. needs at least three large super ocean 
ports to keep in contention with the world market. 
H e says the Galveston-Kouston area is a prime 
superport site. And on sports news: The Astros 
captured their first victory of the year with a 
7-2 win over the L. A. Giants. And some scores 
on the other games: in the American League, 
Cleveland I , Boston 0; Baltimore I, New York 0. 
In the National League, St. Louis 5, Philadelphia H ; 
Los Angeles 8, Atlanta 3. The Boston marathon, run 
yesterday on Patriots Day In Besr. Town, was won by 
a 25-year-old engineering student from Finland. 
Strangely enough, they have omitted his name. A 
33-year-old Long Island, New York, woman, Nina 
Kuscsik, won the special ladies division. The 
Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks are 
tied 2-2 in their Western division playoffs in the 
NBA. 

02 03 33 00 CDR Charlie waits to know how (laughter) - how Con- 

solidated Jack Pine is doing. 

02 03 33 08 CC (Laughter) Vas that Consolidated Jackpot? 



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02 03 33 13 CDR Jack Pine. 

02 03 33 CC Roger. 

02 03 33 21 CDR Probably lost 3 or h points again yesterday. 

02 03 33 25 CC Roger. Charlie, I guess I haven'x got those fig- 

ures handy. We'll see vhat we can do. 

02 03 33 hh IMP If you can find out, Pete, you're a better man 

than I am. I've beer, trying to find it for 
10 years . 

02 03 33 50 CC Okay, Charlie. And you can have your computer 

back, 16. 

02 03 3h 10 CDR Yeah, that compensation you guys put up there 

really fixed that baby. 

02 03 3*4 15 CC Yeah, seems to have. 

02 03 3^ 18 LMP Plus Ken's marks. 

02 03 37 k2 CMP Don, we're gonna put off the Skylab ... until our 

... and take the time to do it right. And we're 
gonna - gonna mix up ... snacks and try to get 
back . . . 

02 03 37 57 CC We've got an omni switch, 16. Stand by. 

02 03 38 11 CMP Houston , do you read Casper? 

02 03 38 2 k CC Ycu're pretty weak. 

02 03 38 38 CC 16 , can you read now? 

02 03 38 1+1 CMP Yeah, I read you now. Did you copy when I com- 

mented about the Skylab food? 

02 03 38 1+5 CC Negative. 

02 03 38 55 IMP Pete, I'm back on the BI0MED. How does it look? 

02 03 38 58 CC Stand by 1. 

02 03 39 3U CC Charlie, they're just now starting to get it. 

They'll take a look at; I'll let you know in a 
minute. 



Tape 3^/6 
Page iSk 



02 03 39 1+2 LMP 

02 03 39 ! +9 CC 



0, 



3 40 10 CMP 



0? 03 1+0 lb CC 

02 03 1+0 21 CMP 

02 03 1+3 15 CC 

02 03 ^3 25 LMP 

02 03 *+3 27 CC 

02 03 UU 12 CC 

02 03 1+5 00 LMP 

02 03 1+5 03 CC 

02 03 1+5 06 LMP 



02 03 25 CC 
02 03 1+5 31 LMP 
02 03 1+5 >+7 CC 



Okay > thinks, 

Okay, yo.~ want to go ahead with your comments on 
the Sky 1 -ib food, now? 

The conuM-iit I made, Don, was tnat , because we're 
behind the time line here, we - we thought we 
would put the Skylab food off until tonight, sc 
we have time to do it right, And we're ,just going 
to eat snacks for now and try to get caught up a 
little bit. 

Okay; we concur with that, Ket, 
Poger , 

l6 } we'd like to get the higr. gain up on this ne::t 
rev. fou're about 10 minutes away from it now. 
Do you think you can make thtt? If not, we can 
wait another rev. 

We'll get it to you. 

3k ay, it's PITCH , minus 1+0; and YAW, plus 90, 90. 

And, Ker , you can go on your - in your checklist 
there down to the MS FN cue any time you're ready. 

Houston. l6. Over. 

Go ahead, 16. 

Okay, Pete, I hit a COMMAND RESET there. 1 went 
the - went to HIGH GAIN too soon, and we're oper- 
ating now in OMNI Bravo. And give me a mark. 7h 
high gatn just didn't seen to work; it looks^like 
I ought to be able to get high gain now. I'll 
try it . 

Negative. You won't be able to get it yet. 

Okay. 3kay, you're on OMNI Charlie now. 

16 , we'll handle the omnis until we're ready to t 
to the high gain, and we'll tell you when to gc 
high gain at the angles we /ust gave you. 



Tape 3V7 
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02 


03 




59 


IMP 


Okay, we're all set, and you're on OMNI Charlie. 
Will you want me to reconfigure? 


02 


03 


U6 


06 


CC 


Come back to Bravo. 


02 


03 


h6 


10 


LMP 


Okay, back to - back to Bravo. Okay, you're in 
OMNI Bravo. 


02 


03 


U6 


21 


CC 


Okay. Thank you, Charlie. 


02 


03 


hi 


30 


CC 


lb , would you go ahead and start the pan camera 
and mapping camera film cycling procedures down to 
the point in the checklist where it calls - where 
it calls for a MS FN cue? 


02 


03 


52 


57 


LMP 


Houston, how much longer until we get the high gain? 


02 


03 


53 


08 


CC 


A couple of minutes, Charlie. 


02 


03 


53 


13 


LMP 


Okay. 


02 


03 


55 


Ok 


CC 


Okay, l6, you can bring up the high gain. 


02 


03 


56 


13 


CC 


lo, bring up the high gain now, please. 


02 


03 


56 


26 


LMP 


Okay, there ycu go. You got REACQ, and NARROW on 
the HIGH GAIN. 


02 


03 


56 


3h 


CC 


Roger. 


02 


03 


57 


13 


CC 


lb, we're ready to proceed with the film cycling. 


02 


03 


57 


20 


IMP 


Okay. 


02 


03 


58 


3U 


CMP 


Okay, the MAPPING CAMERA is coming on to STANDBY. 


02 


03 


58 


38 


CC 


Roger. 


02 


03 


59 


08 


CMP 


Okay, you ready for mapping camera and pan camera 
operations ? 


02 


03 


59 


Ik 


CC 


Stand by 1. 


02 


03 


59 


33 


CC 


lb, stand by. We're checking a couple of tempera- 
tures. Okay, you can proceed, 16. 



Tape 3U/8 
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0? 03 59 1*7 CMF Okay. The MAPPING CAMERA is comir.g ON. And the 

PAN CAME:iA SELF TEST has been hit. 

CP 01+ 01 10 CMP Ckav, the PAH CAMERA MODE barber pole has gone 

back to gray. That took about h0 seconds. 

02 0U 01 15 CC Roger. 

02 Oil 01 5k CMP MAPPING CAMERA is to OFF. 

02 OU 03 02 CMP Houston . do you copy Casper? 

02 Oh 03 Oh CC Read you loud and clear, Casper. Co ahead. 

02 Ok 03 08 CMP Okay. The next item here is to take the 

CAMERA to STANDBY mode, and I assume I shouia ac 
the.t before I turn the SM/AC POWER OFF. 

02 0U 03 21 CC That's affirmative, 1.6. 

02 Oh 03 58 CC All rig-it, Casper, after you turn the MAPPING 

CAMERA to the STANDBY mode, we want you to aaa 
PAN CAMERA SELF TEST to HEATERS . 

02 Oh Oh 11 CMP Okay, you've got HEATERS now. And we're in 

STANDBY , and I'm about to turn the oM/AC POWbK utr 
unless you want me to hold it. 

02 Oh Oh 18 CC Leave it on, Casper. Leave that POWER on. 

02 Oh Oh 2h CMP Okay. 

02 Oh Oh 59 CC 16, go OMNI Bravo. You can stow the high gain. 

02 Oh 06 25 CMP Houston, Casper. 

02 Oh 06 27 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

02 Oh 06 32 CMP Okay, after the film cycling, it normally calls 

° for our taking the SM/AC POWER OFF, and you asked 

that we hold there. Do you want us to complete 
the rest of that powerdown , or do you want us tc 
just stop there and you're going to pick it up 
later or - what would you have in mind? 

02 0k 06 h9 CC We want to leave the HEATERS on for a while and 

the PCWER on. And we'll pick it up again late:- 
at about 58 hours, but we'll call you. 



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Okay. We'll leave that in your care. 
Roger. 

And, if you're ready, Houston, we'll go ahead and 
stop PTC and go over to the UV attitude. 

Okay. 

It's really a shame to kill a PTC that looks as 
nice as this one. 

Yeah, it does. 

Casper, you might try killing this roll at 208, 
which is your next roll attitude. 

We ' re with you. 

Hey, Don. 

Go ahead, Ken. 

Let me tell you, all our plans for peanut butter 
were - were correct. That's the ideal space food. 

Roger. You guys gonna do the Skylab thing tonight 

16, Houston. How do you read? 

Loud and clear. 

Loud and clear. 

Okay, we're just doing a subcarrier voice check. 
Your sc - your subcarrier has good voice - - 
Right . 

- - and Ken's right about that peanut butter sand- 
wich. It's like when we were aboard ship. We can 
get that peanut butter sandwich when we're in too 
much of a hurry to do something else - to do any- 
thing else, and it works! 



02 0k 28 15 CC Okay. We'll pass that along. 



Tape 3k/10 
Page l88 

02 Ok 29 33 CC Casper, I've got that list of TVC relay set and 

reset conditions any time you're ready to copy. 

02 Ok 29 50 CDR I'm all pencil. 

02 Ok 29 55 CC Okay, the conditions that set the relay are: one, 

SPACECRAFT CONTROL switch, CMC; OPTICS ZERO switch, 
OFF; and OPTICS MODE switch, MANUAL. 

02 Ok 30 2h CDR What to MANUAL? 

02 0U 30 25 CC OPTICS MODE switchs MANUAL. And number two, 

another way to set it, is start a CMC TVC gimbal 
drive check in pl+0. Okay, the different ways that 
it can get reset are: number one, OPTICS ZERO 
switch, ZERO; number two, OPTICS ZERO switch, OFF 
and the OPTICS MODE switch to CMC; number three, 
SPACECRAFT CONTROL 

02 0k 31 38 CDR Hey, Don, would you stand by for a minute, please? 

02 0l» 31 k0 CC Sure will. 

02 0k 31 kl CDR Let's get our UV. Give us a rough on that time 

and I'll come back with you. 

02 01* 31 k5 CC Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 35/1 
Page 189 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 04 


37 


51 


CDR 


Houston, 16. 


02 OU 


37 


53 


CC 


Go ahead, 16. 


02 04 


37 


5o 


CDR 


Okay. On your plat board, Pete, what do you show 
us over now? 


02 04 


38 


02 


CC 


Just about over Florida. Kind of down over the 
tip of 


02 04 


38 


10 


CDR 


Okay. 


02 04 


41 


04 


CC 


16, could you verify the position of the S-BAND AUX 
TV switch? 


02 04 


41 


12 


CDR 


Yeah, it's still in SCI, waiting for you guys to 
tell us to finish up our film cycling checklist. 


02 Ok 


41 


19 


CC 


Understand; it's in SCI? 


02 04 


41 


23 


CMP 


Affirmative. 



02 04 41 31 CC You can take that switch to off, hut leave the 

PAN CAMERA HEATERS and stuff on. 

02 04 Ul 38 CMP Okay. Well, since we - you don't want us to do 

the exact checklist, we'll - we'll turn the SCI 
off and the DATA SYSTEM OFF, or do you want the 
DATA SYSTEM ON? You're not reading anything now, 
I don't think. 

02 04 41 56 CC Just leave the DATA SYSTEM ON. We've commanded it 

OFF on the ground. 

Okay; DATA SYSTEM ON. 

Okay . 

Houston, with the binocs out looking at the Earth, 
we can see Florida and the - the real blue water 
around the Bahamas. On around the Gulf of Mexico, 
looks like you might have some clouds near Houston 
and on down in New Mexico and the Great Lakes up 
in the North , where there ' s lots of clouds on up 
north of that. 



02 


04 


42 


03 


CMP 


02 


Oh 


42 


07 


CC 


02 


0k 


42 


57 


LMP 



Tape 35/2 
Page 190 

02 Ok 1+3 20 CC Roger. It is overcast here, Charlie. 

02 Ok 1+3 22 IMP ... And up in the polar icecap, there is a big 

broken line; it looks like a river or something 
running down off to the southwest. Wonder what 
that feature might be? 

02 0U U3 1+3 CC Does it look like - Is it a feature on the ground 

or a feature in the clouds? 

02 0l+ 1+3 55 IMP I - I thought the whole thing was just snow and 

ice up there; maybe it is the clouds up in - it 
looked like to me it's - it's just up at the North 
Pole in the icecap area. 

02 0l+ 1+1+ 08 CC Roger; understand. I don't - - 

02 0l+ 1+1+ 10 IMP And it's been there since we laun - it's been there 

ever since we launched. 

02 0k 1+1+ 15 CC Roger. 

02 0l+ 1+1+ 17 IMP What it appeared to me to be was some places 

thawed out 'up there , but - and I was looking at 
water, but that might be the clouds actually. 

02 0l+ 1+1+ 26 CC Okay. Tony is sitting here. I'll see if he 

knows anything about it . 

02 0l+ 1+1+ 36 IMP Okay, and that storm system that was out west of 

Alaska or thereabouts appears to be still there. 

02 01+ kk 1+7 CC Okay. 

02 0k 1+5 06 CMP Okay, Don. I'm ready to copy the rest of those 

things that we sent, the TVC and the ... 

02 0l+ 1+5 12 CC Okay, stand by just a minute. They're adding a 

couple of notes to it. 

02 0i+ 1+5 16 CMP Sure thing. Can I read back the ... when I read 

back the ones that said it? 

02 0l+ 1+5 27 CC Say again, Ken. 



Tape 35/3 
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02 Ok 1+5 32 CMP I'll just wait until you get it all; I was going 

to read "back the one that sent it. Everybody's 
talking about those binoculars. We pulled those 
things out in Earth orbit as we were going over 
the States, and it's pretty impressive. It works 
out well in other places ; it really does enhance 
things you can see. 

02 Ok 1+5 53 CC Roger. Okay, I've got this list on the TVC relay 

set /reset conditions again, if you want to go back 
into that now. 

02 Ok k6 03 CMP Okay, all set. 

02 0k 1+6 0k CC Okay. The note they added was back up on the very 

first thing I gave you: the number 1, conditions 
to set the relay. Those conditions only work in 
certain programs or extended verbs, and those are 
P20, 22, 23, 2k, 52, or VERB 1+1 NOUN 91. 

02 01+ 1+6 38 CMP Okay. 

02 0l+ 1+6 39 CC Okay, and I believe we'd gotten down through 

numbers - - 

02 0l+ 1+6 1+1 CMP Is it all options to P20? 

02 0l+ 1+6 52 CC Stand by a minute, Ken; we'll get you an answer 

on that. 

02 0U 1+6 58 CMP Okay. Go ahead. 

02 0l+ 1+7 00 CC Okay. While we're waiting for them to decide 

whether it's all options or not, I believe we got 
down through number 2, reset conditions. 

02 0l+ 1+7 11 CMP Okay. I copied the OPTICS to ZERO and the OPTICS 

ZERO to OFF when in CMC MODE control. 

02 01+ 1+7 21 CC Okay, and that was number 2. Number 3 is SPACE- 

CRAFT CONTROL switch, SCS. Number k is THC, 
clockwise. Number 5 is VERB 37 EHTER, XX ENTER. 
Number 6 is fresh start, VERB 36. Number 7 is 
VERB 3U or PRO; in the sighting mark routine, 
R53 display. Number 8 is AUTO ENTER RCS DAP at 
SPS cut-off plus 2.5 seconds in Pl+0. 



Tape 35A 
Page 192 

02 Oh 1+8 1+6 CMP Okay. I didn't understand that one, Don. 

02 OU 1+9 CC Okay. It's the - it's what happens to you im- 

mediately following the burns. The SPS cuts off, 
and then 2.5 seconds later in pl+0, the TV relay 
gets reset. 

02 Ok k9 16 CMP Okay. 

02 Oh 1+9 18 CC Okay, and on the question of options, back up under 

set condition number 1, it's all options except 
number 2 in program 20. 

02 0U 1+9 36 CMP Okay. 

02 0l+ 1+9 39 CC And that's all of them. 

02 01+ 1+9 hh CMP Okay, and I understand that this - this can hap- 

pen when you either set or reset the enable relay, 
is that correct? 

02 0l+ 1+9 52 CC That's affirmative. They say it can happen going - 

any change of state on the TVC relay. 

02 01+ 50 06 CMP Okay. Can you tell me if it's the change of state 

of the relay, or just the command to change? For 
instance, if we already had it in some of these 
things like a VERB 37, any program resets it; but 
if it's already in the reset position, is that a 
condition that's likely to trigger one of these 
things, or is that one of the safe conditions? 

02 01+ 50 3h CC We - we think, Ken, it's the actual relay set/reset 

changing, not - not the command. 

02 0l+ 50 1+1+ CMP Okay. 

02 0l+ 51 20 CMP Don, let me read back what you read to me, and 

then I'll want to mull that over for a while and 
see if I have any other questions. 

02 01+ 51 27 CC Okay. 

02 0l+ 51 31+ CMP Okay , and I think that , except the TV enable . . . 

02 01+ 51 ^3 CC 16, you're fading out. 



Tape 35/5 
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02 Ok 51 53 CC 16, we are unable to read. 

02 Ok 51 56 CMP Okay, the things that will set the TVC enable are 

the SPACECRAFT CONTROL switch to CMC, the OPTIC 
ZERO to OFF, the OPTICS MODE to MANUAL, and the 
CMC TVC gimbal test in PUO. These things occur 
only if I'm in P20 options 0, 1, 3, k; P22 , P23, 
F2U, P52; and a VERB Ul NOUN 91. 

02 Ok 52 29 CC Okay, Ken. On that, the first three of those con- 

stitute one set of conditions; and the last one, 
that is, the start of CMC thrust vector control, 
is another condition that is sufficient by itself. 

02 Ok 52 U8 CMP Okay, understand. The first three go with those 

programs, and the CMC thrust vector control is 
sufficient by itself. 

02 0k 52 57 CC Okay. 

02 0k 53 01 CMP Did you - I don't remember if we concluded whether 

that was when it - the CMC sets the gimbal in 
preparation for the burn or only during that test. 

02 0k 53 12 CC I don't think that's - at least, I haven't been 

advised as to which set of conditions we're talking 
about there. 

02 0k 53 21 CMP Okay, now I'll read you the reset ones. 

02 0k 53 2k CC Okay. 

02 0k 53 26 CMP It's OPTICS to ZERO , OPTICS ZERO to OFF when in 

CMC MODE, SPACECRAFT CONTROL to SCS, translation 
hand controller to clockwise, and VERB 37 ENTER 
to XX ENTER, a fresh start, a VERB 3k or PRO when 
in the sighting mark display, and the AUTO engine 
off or AUTO TVC reset after a burn in P^0. 

02 0k 53 58 CMP That's affirmative. There are eight different 

reset conditions; number 2 actually contains two 
separate items. 

02 0U 5k 12 CMP That's affirmative. Can you - - 

02 0k 5k 16 CC Okay. 



Tape 35/6 

Page 19h 

02 0i+ 56 11 CDR Okay, Houston. We're starting the fuel cell 

purge and waste water dump. 

02 Ok 56 16 CC Roger; copy. 

02 05 05 52 CDR Houston, Casper. 

02 05 05 5^ CC Go ahead, Casper. 

02 05 05 58 CDR Okay, we've got a LM/CM DELTA-P of 0.6. We'd like 

to go ahead and pressurize the cabin and then get 
ready for the LM entry. 

02 05 06 10 CC Stand by 1. 

02 05 06 17 CC Okay, Casper. We copied, and you can go ahead. 

02 05 06 22 CDR Thank you, sir. 

02 05 09 IT LMP Okay, Houston. The waste water dump is terminated 

at about 12 percent. 

02 05 09 23 CC Okay, Charlie. We copy that. 

02 05 09 38 LMP And, Tony, we're into the - equalizing the pressure 

CM/LM at this point. 

02 05 09 h6 CC Okay. 

02 05 11 19 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 05 11 25 CMP Go ahead. 

02 05 11 28 CC When you're working up there in the hatch area, 

I've got a test for you on that docking latch 10. 
When it ' s convenient , you might let me know when 
you can work on it. 

02 05 11 38 CMP Okay. Why don't we wait until the guys get into 

the LM, and then I'll work on that while they're 
doing that, 

02 05 11 h3 CC Sounds good. 

02 05 17 51 CC Apollo 16, Houston. OMNI Charlie. 

02 05 17 56 CMP Okay. 



Tape 35/7 
Page 195 



02 05 28 U8 CMP Okay, Houston. The Orion is on internal power 

at 53:28: 3 1 *. 

02 05 28 56 CC Okay. We copy that, Ken. 

02 05 30 58 LMP Houston, l6. We're in Orion now. You've got the 

comm on; you should he getting high "bit rate 
momentarily. 

02 05 31 09 CC Okay, and we'd like to go to the high gain. 

02 05 31 17 LMP Okay. You mean over on Casper's side? Okay. 

02 05 32 22 CMP Houston. Okay. We just got some ... on Orion. 

02 05 32 33 CC Okay. We have LM data. 

02 05 33 kd LMP Hey, Tony, ask TELMU about this 192 package lanyard. 

I looked at it yesterday, and I could see red and 
green. It's way out and looks okay to me. Is that 
copacetic? 

02 05 3>+ 03 CC Okay. We'll find out. And, Charlie, we've got 

some changes to your Lunar Surface Checklist. 
Whenever it's convenient for you, we'll send them 
up to you. 

02 05 35 01 CC Charlie, Houston. 

02 05 35 03 LMP 3o ahead. 

02 05 35 06 CC Okay. TELMU says that's okay; no problem. 

02 05 35 16 LMP That's fine, and what did you want to update? 

What checklist? 

02 05 35 19 CC Okay, your Lunar Surface Checklist and your LM 

Cue Card for EVA prep. 

02 05 36 02 LMP Okay, Tony. I have the Cue Cards. Go ahead. 

02 05 36 06 CC Okay. On the Cue Cards, it'll he all of them, 

EVA-1, -2, and -3; and I have one here for post- 
EVA. Okay. On the EVA-1, -2, and -3, after the 
sentence "Read PLSS 0 2 quantity to Houston," we'd 

like to add the line 



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02 05 


36 38 


LMP 


Wait, wait a minute, wait; hold on. 


02 05 


36 h2 


CC 


Roger. 


02 05 


36 kh 


LMP 


Okay. I've got EVA-1 prep; now which column? 


02 05 


36 56 


CC 


Okay. It's on the left-hand column, right at the 
bottom line; it says "Read PLSS 0^ quantity to 
Houston." 


02 05 


37 21 


LMP 


Okay. I've got "Read PLSS 0 quantity to Houston"; 



the next one is a note, "If coram is NO GO." Is 
that the one you want? 



02 


05 


3T 27 


CC 


Roger. 

PLSS 0 


We'd like to put a line in between "Read 
2 quantity" and the note. 


02 


05 


37 3U 


LMP 


Go ahead. 


02 


05 


37 35 


CC 


Okay. 


"SQUELCH VHF B (IMP) - full decrease." 


02 


05 


38 06 


LMP 


Okay. 


I got it. 


02 


05 


38 09 


CC 


Okay. 


And now on the EVA-2 prep Cue Card. 


02 


05 


38 17 


LMP 


Go ahead. 


02 


05 


38 21 


CC 


Okay. This is the left-hand column and this is - 
at the bottom, and we'll add the same line there 
"SQUELCH VHF B (LMP) - full decrease." 


02 


05 


39 05 


LMP 


Okay. 


Go ahead. 


02 


05 


39 06 


CC 


Okay. 


On the EVA-3 prep, the same as EVA-2 prep, 


02 


05 


39 


LMP 


Okay. 


Go ahead. 


02 


05 


39 1*9 


CC 


Okay. 


Now this is on the post-EVA-3 Cue Card. 


02 


05 


Uo 00 


LMP 


I got 


it. Go ahead. 


02 


05 


hO 01 


CC 


Okay, 
down, 


On the third column, one-third of the way 
it says, "AUDIO circuit breaker - CLOSE." 


02 


05 


U0 12 


LMP 


Okay. 


Got it. 



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02 05 Uo lU CC Okay, We'd like to add a line right after that, ^ 

"SQUELCH VHF B (LMP) - noise threshold, plus 1-1/2." 

02 05 hO UU LMP Okay. 

02 05 hO h5 CC Okay. The point of all of this is to increase 

the range of PLSS to LM, in case you're having 
a crew failure. 

02 05 1+0 59 LMP What else you got? 

02 05 Ul 01 CC Okay. It's the same sort of changes to your Lunar 

Surface Checklist, and I'll read them to you when 
you're ready. 

02 05 Ul 13 LMP Okay, Tony. We never use that checklist in this 

time frame. We'll copy it in, in a little bit, 
okay? 

02 05 Ul 20 CC Okay. That's fine. 

02 05 U2 55 LMP Houston, l6. 

02 05 U2 58 CC Go ahead, Charlie, 

02 05 U3 01 LMP Okay. I'm a little confused about your termi- 

nology, I guess. It says "SQUELCH VHF B (LMP) - 
full decrease." We only got one VHF B to squelch. 

02 05 U3 11 CC Roger; I understand that. The "LMP" was just a 

cue that you're the only one on the comm at the 
time, so you'll be the one to - to have to listen 
and get it down. 

02 05 U3 2U LMP Okay. 

02 05 UU 10 CC Charlie, Houston. 

02 05 UU lU LMP Go ahead. 

02 05 UU 16 CC Okay. When you get a chance there, we would like 

you to read the ED VOLTAGE, both A and B. 

02 05 UU U3 LMP Exactly the same thing as yesterday, 37 volts, 

Tony, both of them. 

02 05 UU U7 CC Okay. Good show, and verify OFF. 



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02 05 hk 5b IMP Roger. 

02 05 1+5 12 CC Okay, Apollo 16. I guess that's all they need in 

the lunar module. At your convenience, you can 
power down. And could you read that tunnel index 
as you go through, the docking index? 

02 05 1+5 35 LMP Strange to say, it hasn't changed any. 

02 05 1+5 37 CC All right. 

02 05 1+5 39 LMP It's still minus 3-1/2. 

02 05 1+5 1+0 CC Okay. We copy. 

02 05 *+5 bk LMP You going to tell me something about this latch 10, 

too? 

02 05 1+5 h6 CC Okay. 

02 05 1+5 1+7 LMP Do you want us to do that now? 

02 05 1+5 1+9 CC Yeah, it'd be a good time, if you're ready. 

02 05 1+5 52 LMP I'm sitting here looking at it. 

02 05 *+5 57 CC Okay. On that docking latch number 10, depress 

the yellow auxiliary release button, noting that 
the button will depress and whether it stays 
snapped in after being depressed. Now, the in- 
terest here is if the button will not depress, 
the latch mechanism is either stuck or broken. 
If the button stays snapped in, this indicates - 
or probably indicates that the latch was only 
partially cocked at launch 

02 05 1+6 21+ LMP ... It's in - - 

02 05 1+6 26 CC - - and stayed in. 

02 05 1+6 29 LMP It's in, and it stayed in. 

02 05 1+6 31 CC Okay. Then, the indication there is that it was 

only partially cocked at launch. 



02 05 1+6 1+0 LMP 



Well, do you want me to recock it and fire it? 



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02 05 k6 k2 CC No, they had just as soon you leave it the way 

it is, because if it's broken, you may not he able 
to - to get it off again, and then that would foul 
up the undocking. 

02 05 U6 5k IMP Sounds like a reasonable plan. Okay. I've got the 

aux release button pushed in, and it stayed there, 
and the rest of it's gonna be left as is. 

02 05 kj Ok CC Okay. Good show. That's it. 

02 05 1+9 20 IMP Okay, Tony. We're going to get our suits on. 

02 05 k9 22 CC Okay. 

02 05 55 UT CMP And, Houston, we brought LM power back to the CSM 

at 53:^9. 

02 05 55 5k CC Okay, we copy that. And Ken, we have a correction 

to that TVC relay set condition. 

02 05 56 12 CMP Okay. 

02 05 56 1U CC Okay, on the set in program P20, we read up 

previously that it wouldn't set in option 2. We ve 
got a correction to that. It sets only in op- 
tions 0 and k. 

02 05 56 38 CMP Understand; it sets in only options 0 and k. 

02 05 56 kO CC That's correct. 

02 05 58 06 CMP Tony, I'm gonna try to get some pictures of se- 

lected portions of the suit donning on 16 millimeter, 
And I just checked here on the spotmeter, and it 
looks like the CIN is going to be marginal for 
this, and I'm looking at the - the BW that's 
available. And I wonder if anyone would object if 
I put it on magazine Hotel Hotel. 

02 05 58 30 CC Okay, I'll check on that. 

02 05 58 3k CMP Thank you, sir. 

02 05 59 31 CC And, Ken, Houston. 

02 05 59 36 CMP Go ahead. 



Tape 35/12 
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02 


05 


59 


38 


CC 


When you're ready for that jet monitor program, 
we're ready to load it. 


02 


05 


59 ^5 


CMP 


Okay; I - I'm in POO, and I'll give you ACCEPT. 


02 


05 


59 h9 


CC 


Okay. 


02 


05 


59 


53 


CMP 


You've got it. 


02 


06 


00 


03 


CC 


Okay, and I guess you'll have to go to P20 for us 
to load it. 


02 


06 


00 


10 


CMP 


Okay, you want me to he in P20 first. 


02 


06 


00 


13 


CC 


That's affirmative. 


02 


06 


01 


51 


CMP 


Well, that was almost right. 


02 


06 


02 


15 


CMP 


You're in ACCEPT P20. 


02 


06 


02 


20 


CC 


Okay. 


02 


06 


0U 


3T 


CC 


Ken, Houston. 


02 


06 


Oil 


kk 


CMP 


Go ahead. 


02 


06 


Ok 1*5 


CC 


Okay. We've got an answer here on this Hotel 
Hotel. You have ahout 10 percent available to use 
now if you like, and if you use the spotmeter in- 
side, you'll have to set it for an ASA of 1+000. 


02 


06 


05 


00 


CMP 


That's affirmative, thank you. I can use 
10 percent. 


02 


06 


05 


Ok 


CC 


That's right. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 36/1 
Page 201 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

02 06 08 2k CC Ken, Houston. 

02 06 08 26 CMP Go ahead. 

02 06 08 28 CC Okay. We've got your program loaded. You can press 

on with the NOUN 26. 

02 06 08 35 CMP You're gonna have to stand hy a minute. 

02 06 08 37 CC Okay. 

02 06 12 16 CMP Okay, Tony. What did you want? NOUN 26 loaded up? 

02 06 12 21 CC Right. You can go ahead and call your NOUN 26. 

02 06 12 28 CMP Okay. I was - We're in the LM trying to get some 

pictures of their suit zipping up. 

02 06 12 36 CC Roger. I'll bet that's a real hassle. 

02 06 12 1+6 CMP Yeah, it is. 

02 06 lit 1*7 CMP Okay. Tony, does that - does that look right for 

a NOUN 26? 

02 06 lk 52 CC Yeah, that looks right. 

02 06 lH 5l* CMP Thank you. The thing that I was questioning was 

the R36 not sliding over to the end. 

02 06 15 0k CC Stand hy 1. 

02 06 16 12 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 06 16 17 CMP Go ahead. 

02 06 16 18 CC Okay. If you'll call up VERB 05 26, it '11 slide 

over. Right now you're not reading the third 
register. 

02 06 16 29 CMP Thank you. Okay. You want me to do a VERB 31? 

02 06 l6 33 CC That's affirmative. 

02 06 If 15 CC Okay, Ken. It's running. 



Tape 36/2 
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02 06 IT 21 CMP Okay, and are we gonna check out the alarm function, 

or are we just gonna check out the loading 
capability? 

02 06 IT 29 CC I think they've got something in mind for alarm 

function later, but nothing right now. 

02 06 IT 36 CMP Okay, thank you. I'm gonna go back over and see 

if I can get some pictures from the LM then. 

02 06 18 01 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 06 18 0k CMP Go ahead. 

02 06 18 06 CC I guess they'd like an E-MOD now. 

02 06 18 Ik CMP You've got it. 

02 06 18 16 CC Okay. 

02 06 18 26 CMP Anything else before I go over to the LM? 

02 06 18 3^ CC Everybody is shaking their head; I guess it's 

okay. About the time you get to the hatch, we'll 
think of something. 

02 06 18 U3 CMP Okay. 

02 06 30 16 CMP And, Tony, we used only 5 percent on - it went 

from 10 to 15 percent on magazine HH. 

02 06 30 26 CC Okay. We copy that. And when you get back in the 

command module there, we'd like for you to go to 
BLOCK on the CM. 



02 06 30 kO 


CMP 


Okay. I'm BLOCK, and Charlie' 
comm, and I'm going to don my 


02 06 30 k6 


CC 


Okay. 


02 06 30 56 


LMP 


Houston, 16. How do you read? 


02 06 30 58 


CC 


You sound good, Charlie. 


02 06 31 Oil 


LMP 


Okay. 


02 0T 06 03 


LMP 


Houston, 16. 



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02 07 06 06 CC Go ahead, Charlie. 

02 07 06 09 LMP Okay. We're "back in the LM - I mean, correction - 

tack in the command module, and Ken's closing out 
putting the probe in right now. 

02 07 06 19 CC Okay. Sounds good. And there's no hurry on this, 

but when Ken gets all comfortable, we've got that 
jet monitor test. 

02 07 06 35 LMP Okay. Ken's "busy. We'll give you a call. 

02 07 06 38 CC Okay. 

02 07 07 36 LMP 16 - Houston, 16. 

02 07 07 38 CC Go ahead. 

02 07 07 h2 LMP Okay. Stand by. 

02 07 08 02 LMP Okay. Tony, you read? 

02 07 08 0l* CC Sure do. Sounds - sounds good. 

02 07 08 09 LMP Okay. During the - the - suit donning went okay - 

in fact, pretty easy until we got to the part of 
zip - John and I zipping up. And in my suit in 
the LM, zipping up, John had an extremely difficult 
time getting the - the restraint zipper closed 
across the small of my back. It was extremely 
tight; the only way he was able to do it, was to 
zip the restraint - the restraint zipper in the 
front first, so that the zipper would line up a 
little bit better, and then he got the back part 
closed. Now the only thing that worries me is that 
the suit, to me, felt like I'd grown an inch or 
two, and it was tight in the legs, and I didn't 
have the LCG on. And with the LCG and everything 
else, it might have built up where it would have 
been really bad, and we were wondering if it might 
be possible to - if you guys would let us let the 
legs out on this suit maybe a half an inch to an 
inch. Over. 



02 07 09 27 CC 



Okay. We'll talk about that. Go ahead. 



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02 07 09 32 LMP Okay. I'm not even sure that would help, but it 

felt - it feels like it would to me. 

02 07 09 37 CC Okay. 

02 07 10 08 CC Charlie, I guess that gives us a data point 

02 07 10 10 LMP Tony, there was no trouble at all with the - with 

the pressure sealing zipper or the pressure seal. 
It was just the - the restraint. It was just in 
that one place in the small of my hack. 

02 07 10 27 CC Okay. We copy that. I guess that gives us a data 

point. You grow in zero g. 

02 07 10 3h LMP That's what it feels like - that I stretched out an 

inch or so. 

02 07 10 38 CC You better watch that; you're pretty close to your 

6 feet. 

02 07 10 1+3 LMP Too late now. 

02 07 11 02 LMP Okay. Tony, the hatch is back in. 

02 07 11 0k CC Okay. 

02 07 15 32 CMP Houston, are you still there? 

02 07 15 37 CC Oh, yeah, Ken, we're still here. How are you 

doing? 

02 07 15 hk CMP Just fine. We got the tunnel closed out, and I'm 

ready to copy your next procedure. 

02 07 15 kQ CC Okay, stand by 1. 

02 07 16 32 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 07 16 37 CMP Go. 

02 07 16 38 CC Okay. We'd like you to disable all the B/D roll 

jets, and you're cycling against the stops about 
once every 10 minutes, and so expect that you'll 
get your ISS light some time in there, and when 
you get it, we don't - you can turn back on the 
jets; we'd just like to look at it a while. 



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02 07 17 05 CMP Okay. How about if I just go FREE? 

02 07 17 15 CC Okay. I guess the FREE kills the jet monitor. 

02 07 17 22 CMP Oh, okay. 

02 07 19 05 CC Ken, just to verify that, if you go FREE - CMC 

FREE - the program doesn't monitor; if you go back 
to AUTO, it does. You don't have to put the pro- 
gram back in. 

02 07 19 19 CMP Roger. I understand that. I guess I just wasn't 

thinking then. What I - what I did, Tony, was, 
rather than leave - leave two axes in control and 
one of them free, I put all the MANUAL ATTITUDE 
switches to ACCEL COMMAND , and we're still in CMC 
MODE, AUTO. 

02 07 19 37 CC Roger. We saw that down here. It looks good. 

02 07 19 k2 CMP Okay. You can - you know, you can watch it all 

day long - whatever you want there. 

02 07 19 hi CC Okay. We'll just watch. 

02 07 26 11 CMP Sure enough; there it is. 

02 07 26 17 CC Okay. Seems to work. 

02 07 26 20 CMP And, sure enough, just like advertised, there's no 

status lights on - DSKY warning panel. And I'm 
gonna go ahead - if it's okay with you, I'll turn 
off the channel 11, bit 16. 

02 07 26 36 CC Okay. Go ahead. 

02 07 27 00 CMP While we're still outside the dead band, that's not 

going to work unless I cycle it FREE and back to 
recenter the dead band. You folks want to watch 
it outside the dead band for a while? 

02 07 27 19 CC That's okay. I guess we're happy with it, and 

we'd like to go ahead and terminate it - terminate 
the 



02 07 27 27 CMP 



Okay. 



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02 07 30 1+6 CC And, Ken, I guess you can go on to PTC at your 

convenience. 

02 07 30 51 CMP Okay. I was just getting ready to ask you about 

that. Thank you. 

02 07 30 59 CC Okay. 

02 07 31 lh CMP Do you folks have me to continue using B/D roll? 

02 07 31 22 CC Roger. B/D roll. 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 07 k2 00 CC Okay, Apollo 16. OMNI Charlie. 

02 07 50 26 CC Charlie, Houston. 

02 07 50 31 LMP Go ahead. 

02 07 50 33 CC Okay. On your tight suit, there, we were 

wondering if you could say a few words about how 
it felt during launch day. 

02 07 50 ^3 LMP Well, it was a little - little tight launch day. 

We'd - you know, fitted it pressurized, Tony, 
and it felt okay then. Launch day, I thought 
the legs were a little tight hut not much. 

02 07 51 03 LMP Once we get it zipped, Tony, it feels a little 

tight, but pressurized it's okay. It's just the 
zipping part that's worrying us. 

02 07 51 12 CC Understand. 

02 07 51 37 CC Well, everybody is thinking about it, and we'll 

come back with an answer on it later. Right now 
I think the general feeling is that most people' d 
just as soon you not' tamper with it unless you 
feel very strong about it. 

02 07 51 58 LMP Well, that's our opinion, too. Our next solution, 

or our next question is - is maybe breaking out 
with the LCG and putting all the gear on and seeing 
how it goes with all of the gear. Our question 
there is, if we break into one of the LCGs right 
now, will it affect - get any gas in the tubes; 
would it affect the startup on the PLSS? 

02 07 52 35 CC Okay, we'll work that one. 

02 07 53 33 CC Okay, Charlie, we've looked at that LCG problem and 

you're right. If you break it out early, we'll 
probably get gas in there and never be able to get 
it out, and it will affect your cooling. 

02 07 53 i+9 LMP Okay. John and I were going to break into those 

LCGs and sleep in them the night prior to PDI. What 
do you think about that idea, then? 



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02 07 ~?b 06 CC Okay; they're over there scratching their head 

again . 

02 07 59 2h CC Ken, Houston. 

02 07 59 3b CMP Go ahead. Over. 

02 07 59 36 CC Okay; your rates are lov enough for the PTC. 

02 07 59 b2 CMP Okay; thank you. 

02 08 06 50 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 08 06 55 CMP Go ahead. 

02 08 06 56 CC Okay, we'd like your onboard reading of the H 

tank 1 pressure. 

02 08 07 26 CMP 270, Houston. 

02 08 07 28 CC Okay, we copy that. 

02 08 08 10 CC Okay; Ken. That's - that transducer problem, 

probably. They've had that history of problems 
with that transducer. Prelaunch. 

02 08 08 20 CMP Yeah, we remember that. 

02 08 08 22 CC Okay. 

02 08 08 30 CMP It was glitching launch day, but it looks like now 

it's sort of stabilized. 

02 08 08 35 CC Okay. 

02 08 09 3h CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 08 09 39 CDR Go ahead. 

02 08 09 ^0 CC Okay. We'd like you to go to 0MKI Bravo, and 

stow the high gain. And we'll handle the switching. 

02 08 09 i+7 CDR Okay. You have OMNI Bravo. 

02 08 19 22 CMP Houston, l6. 

02 08 19 2k CC Go ahead. 



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02 08 19 29 CMP Okay; we're getting ready to go to work on this 

Skylab food preparation bit, and we're trying to 
check out some camera settings and all. We've got 
l6-millimeter magazine allocated for this with 
CIN film in it, and by checking the most light 
that I can get on most objects, it looks like 
we'll be running with the lens wide open aperture 
at about 1/60 of a second. And I guess I'd like 
to know if you want to do that, or if you'd like to 
use a higher ASA and process the film differently. 

02 08 20 12 CC Okay; we'll talk about that. 

02 08 20 55 CMP Tony, I was just looking here, and if we go to the 

18-millimeter lens, we can open it up to a - to 
a T-l. And that gets our speed up to about 1/250. 
It looks like a lot better way to operate. 

02 08 21 ll+ CC Ken, the comm's pretty bad right now. We're having 

a hard time getting that. We understood that the 
light meter indicates that the film that was 
indicated to use here probably isn't going to be 
fast enough, and you're asking to use a faster 
film. But we didn't und - get there, how severe 
the problem was . 

02 08 22 1+7 CMP Houston, l6. 

02 08 22 50 CC Go ahead, Ken. The comm's still pretty bad, though. 

02 08 22 56 LMP Okay, we were going to get started on the bistatic 

radar frequency check, if you're ready. 

02 08 23 27 CC Okay, Charlie, I guess we'd like for you to hold 

off for a minute on that VHF test. 

02 08 23 35 UVIP All right. 

02 08 23 58 CC Ken, Houston. The coram may be a little better now, 

if you'd go through the problem again. 

02 08 2k 05 CMP Okay, Tony. It looks like it's not as bright in 

here as we'd like to be able to get it, and we'll 
try - try timing it with some of the window shades 
up to see if we can get it a little brighter. With 
the cabin floodlights, it looks like 1/60 of a sec- 
ond is about the max I can get off of the 
10-millimeter lens. And I was going to suggest 



Tape 37 A 
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either going to the 18, which will give me a little 
faster shutter speed because it's got a wider 
aperture, or we'll take a little less photography 
and just do it when the Sun gives us good illumina- 
tion through one of the windows. 

02 08 2k k6 CC Okay, we copy that. We'll work it. 

02 08 2h 51 CMP I think we can get more uniform photography if we 

did it with the window shades up and with all our 
lights in one fixed position. That way, we'll get 
a lot more photography done rather than having to 
wait. I really don't think you can afford to 
wait until the Sun's in just the right place to 
do your eating. 

02 08 25 10 CC Roger. Understand. 

02 08 25 ll+ LMP Okay, Tony, we're going to restow my suit, if you 

guys don't want us to touch it. 

02 08 25 22 CC Right, we're not gonna worry about it tonight. 

We'll have some sort of an answer tomorrow. So 
you go ahead and stow the suit. 

02 08 25 32 LMP Okay. And our B.^ tank pressure just went back - 

dropped "back down to 2^0. 

02 08 25 39 CC Okay. We saw that. 

02 08 25 U6 LMP Hup! It's back up to 270. 

02 08 31 k5 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 08 32 12 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 08 32 17 CMP Go ahead. 

02 08 32 18 CC Okay. After much debate, I guess we can have you go 

ahead and use the 18 millimeter. 

02 08 32 27 CMP Okay; thank you. 

02 08 32 29 CC All right. If you're not already done with it. 



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02 08 32 32 CMP I really think we'll get the - We're - we're 

stowing one of our passengers here hack in his 
suit bag. 

02 08 32 1+0 CC (Laughter) All right. 

02 08 32 1+1 CMP And 

02 08 32 42 CC Okay, I - We're - - 

02 08 32 1*3 CMP We're having - You'd be surprised just how long 

those kind of things take. You know, you start 
on something like that, and then it almost fits 
and you refold it, and it almost fits again, and 
it's only because you know it fits that you keep 
trying with it. Because you sure couldn't prove 
it by us. 

02 08 33 00 CC Understand. It doesn't sound like too much fun. 

We'd like to reverse ourselves - - 

02 08 33 05 CMP No, I didn't say that. 

02 08 33 07 CC Right. We'd like to reverse ourselves on some- 
thing I sent up awhile ago. It doesn't seem to 
be any problem with breaking out the LCGs early. 
They were thinking about a Skylab situation. So 
that won't be a constraint. As far as whether we 
want you to try it tomorrow, we'll work that and 
send it up tomorrow. But there'll be a 

02 08 33 30 CMP Okay, I guess the only thing on that is that we've 

got a busy day coming, and these things just 
really take a long time by the time you put on the 
suit, and then you play with it and then if we 
have some adjustments to do, too, why, it's going 
to take a block of time. 

02 08 33 1+5 CC Right. Understand. 

02 08 33 1+6 CMP So the sooner the better, I guess, which I know 

you know already. 

02 08 33 1+9 CC Roger. But I particularly wanted to let you know 

there was no problem with sleeping in it that 
night before. 



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02 08 33 59 CMP That's a big help. Thank you. 

02 08 3k 02 CDR Yeah, I didn't think there was. That's what they 

did on Apollo 10. 

02 08 3k 08 CC Roger. 

02 08 3^ 15 CC Remember Apollo 12, guys, before you do too much 

with that suit. 

02 08 3k 21 CDR Okay. 

02 08 3k 1+0 CDR Of course, the problem is going to be if we can't 

get it on at all. That's going to be a real 
problem. 

02 08 3k k6 CC Roger. 

02 08 1+9 33 CC Apollo l6, Houston. 

02 08 50 11 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 08 50 18 CC Apollo l6, Houston. 

02 08 50 23 CDR Go ahead, 

02 08 51 25 CC Okay. We'd like to start with the VHF test when 

you're ready. 

02 08 51 32 CDR Okay. Give us a couple of minutes here. 

02 08 51 35 CC Okay. 

02 08 52 50 IMP Okay, Tony. We have - VHF ANTENNA ' s on LEFT, B is 

in DUPLEX, and the RANGING is on. 

02 08 51+ 27 CC And we're getting the VHF? 

02 08 5k 37 LMP Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

02 09 15 54 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 09 16 08 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 09 IT 02 CC Apollo 16 , Houston. 

02 09 17 3k CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 09 18 36 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 09 18 1+2 CDR Go ahead, Tony. 

02 09 18 ^3 CC Okay. We're gonna drop your S-band up-link for 

a little vhile. We'll "be back in about 10 minutes. 

02 09 18 55 CDR Roger; understand. 

02 09 22 ik CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 09 22 19 LMP Go ahead, Tony. 

02 09 22 20 CC Okay, we're back early. We'd like you to go ahead 

and terminate the VHF, and, while you're over that 
way, we'd like you to switch the HIGH GAIN to 
WIDE BEAM. 

02 09 22 35 CMP Roger, HIGH GAIN going to WIDE, and terminate 

the VHF. 

02 09 22 hi CC Roger. 

02 09 23 01 CMP Okay. The VHF is terminated and you got WIDE on 

the HIGH GAIN. 

02 09 23 05 CC Okay. 

02 10 07 35 CMP Houston, l6. 

02 10 07 38 CC Go ahead, Ken. 

02 10 07 U3 CMP We're trying to work on the presleep checklist, 

and this little part about the OPTICS to ZERO and 
then the - OPTICS POWER OFF. Will any of that do 
these things we don't want to do with our TVC en- 
able? How about just leaving it all like it is? 



Tape 38/2 






02 10 nft m 

<— L/y U_L 




Ukay ; we 1 re working on it . 


02 10 12 01 


CMP 


Okay; Houston, you ready for the onboard read-out? 


02 10 12 07 


CC 


Yep. Go ahead. 


02 10 12 28 


CMP 


Houston, Apollo 16. Over. 


02 10 12 32 


CC 


Go ahead, Apollo 16. We're ready to take the 
read-out . 


02 10 13 02 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston. 


02 10 13 03 


CMP 


Houston, Apollo l6. Over. 



02 10 13 06 CC Okay. I guess we had a - a weak period there. 

Yes, we're ready for your read-out, 

02 10 13 15 CMP Okay, BATTERY C is 36.7. PYR0 BATTERIES A, 37- 

PYR0 BATTERY B, 37; RCS A, 87; B, 90; C, 92; and 
D, 96. We're on MAIN A, 29 volts. 

02 10 13 3k CC Okay; we copy that. 

02 10 13 38 CMP And you'll he happy to know we completed the 

Skylab Food Evaluation with very few casualties. 

02 10 13 1+5 CC (Laughter) Congratulations. 

02 10 13 1+7 CMP And no loss of life. 

02 10 13 1+9 CC Very good. 

u2 10 13 52 CMP However, it took a lot longer than we allowed for 

it. 

02 10 13 56 CC Okay. 

02 10 11+ 23 CC And, Apollo 16, I guess it's okay to go to that 

OPTICS ZERO in ZERO, which you are, and G&N 
POWER OPTICS, OFF. 

02 10 11+ 33 CMP Okay. Thank you now. 

02 10 11+ 38 CC We aim to please. 

02 10 19 06 CDR Okay. Houston, are you ready for the E-memory 

dump? Over . 



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02 10 19 2k CC Okay, I guess we would just like you to skip 

the E-MOD. 

02 10 20 55 CC And, Apollo 16; Houston. 

02 10 21 30 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 10 22 59 CDR Houston, you ready for a good old E-memory dump? 

02 10 23 03 CC Okay, John; do you copy us now? 

02 10 23 08 CDR Yep, finally. 

02 10 23 09 CC Okay, I think we'd like you to just skip that 

E-MOD tonight. We do have a couple of changes to 
panel 230 when you get down that way. 

02 10 23 25 CDR Oh yeah; we plumb forgot about that. Okay, go 

ahead . 

02 10 23 3U CC Okay. We'd like to - PAH CAMERA SELF TEST, OFF. 

02 10 23 U0 LMP That's OFF. 

02 10 23 1+2 CC MAPPING- CAMERA, OFF. 

02 10 23 k'J LMP That's OFF. 

02 10 23 U8 CC And then down there below, the SERVICE MODULE/ AC 

POWER, OFF. 

02 10 2k 00 LMP Okay , and that ' s OFF . 

02 10 2k 02 CC Okay. That's all we've got. 

02 10 kk 09 CMP 16. Can I talk to somebody about chlorine 

injection? 

02 10 kk 16 CC Okay. What's the problem? 

02 10 kk 26 CMP I'm not sure what the first problem is; I can give 

you some symptoms. I put the chlorine in, and 
when I screwed down on it, it seemed like it was 
just a little bit stiff er to screw down on than 
they had been before. But it wasn't obvious that 
it was that much different; because they're always 
a little tight. And when I went to take it off, 
I got a whole lot of water bubbling out from around 



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the - the port. And I couldn't tell where it came 
from. Seemed like it - the first thing I thought 
of was the same thing that happened to 15 with the 
nut backing off. And when I got it out, it looked 
like the - the bubbling seemed to stop fairly 
quickly, and then I - the first thing I tried to 
do was to tighten the collar of the adapter down 
tight, and right now I still have the chlorine 
injector adap - needle adapter still on the chlorine 
port. And I tightened it down by hand, and it 
seems like it's holding it. The chlorine ampoule 
itself was broken when we took it out of the in- 
jector drum. We got all of that mopped up, I 
wanted to get some buffer in with it - you know, 
the system, because it looked to me like some of 
the chlorine had gone in. So I started to try to 
put some buffer in, and it looked like it might 
of leaked a little bit. And then I went to take 
it out - out of the - take the injector out of the 
adapter, and when I did, it looks like it squirts 
fluid from two holes that are 180 apart from each 
other on the adapter. And I guess I don't know 
what those two holes are for. It looks like maybe 
the needle is not going in, but I'm not sure what 
it is, now. Do you have someone that might know 
how to put it together? 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

02 10 U6 32 CC Roger; we'll talk about that. I know all about 

those two holes in that adapter. 

02 10 k6 36 CMP Okay, these are the two on the outside now. 

02 10 U6 37 CC Roger. I know exactly which ones you're talking 

about . 

02 10 50 59 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 10 51 02 CMP Okay, go ahead. 

02 10 51 05 CC Okay., when you put that buffer in, would you 

U 0 verify that you left the nut all the way screwed 

down for the 10 minutes and that's the period 
when the water was coming out the two holes. 

n? 10 51 22 CMP No, the water comes out of those holes - Let's 

Od 1U 51 ^ ^ ^ i ^ buffer inj j put it into the 

inje-tor and then I put the injector into the 
adapter, and when I went to screw down on the in- 
jector, it looked like it was starting to seep 
fluid around the injector again. So I stopped, 
and it didn't look like it was doing any more, 
and I thought I would look and see. By this time, 
I was getting suspicious that maybe the needle 
wasn't open. So I decided to take the injector 
off of the needle adapter. I took it off, and 
everything looked okay. And it was when I went to 
put it back on, when I depressed the needle to - 
when you push the injector onto the adapter - 
that's when it looked like it squirted out of these 
two holes on the side and I did that several times 
and it repeated itself. 

02 10 52 23 CC Okay, we copy that. Was the nut snugly gainst 

U 3 the ampoule when you tried to put it back on? If 

you backed off on the nut, it may have allowed 
the - it may have allowed the ampoule to slide back 
up in the compartment there and then you were just 
opening up the needle. 

O? 10 52 U9 CMP Well, I - I thought It was down snug. If it wasn't 

02 10 52 ^9 L*r _ wQuid . t ?ugh water Qut of thQse 

two side ports? 



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02 10 52 59 CC Yes, it sure would. I had that happen in the pre- 

chlorination there on the pad before launch. I 
had backed off on the nut and, instead of just 
filling up that ampoule, the water pushed the 
ampoule off the needle and then, once it's done 
that, the water just goes back around and comes 
out those two holes. 

02 10 53 29 CMP Well, I can't say that didn't happen. The first 

problem occurred with the chlorine injection. 

02 10 53 36 CC Right, I didn't, see that on the pad. 

02 10 53 1+2 CMP Yep. My first problem was when I went to put the 

chlorine ampoule in. And at some point in there 
when I went to take it out, I tried to get it in 
and it didn't look right. When I went to take it 
out, it started bubbling all over, and I couldn't 
tell where it was coming from then. And whether 
it came from those two holes or not, that's quite 
possible. I'm not sure. When I looked at the 
ampoule itself, after I opened up the injector, 
you could see that the - the bottom lug had broken, 
the little sliding plug in there. 

02 10 $h 19 CC Right. Once that thing isn't watertight anymore, 

you'll get leakage into that container and that'll 
all come out those holes. 

02 10 5I+ 27 CMP Okay. Then perhaps the only problem was the — was 

the one with the first ampoule breaking. 

02 10 5U 1+0 CC All right, we'll try to get you a procedure here 

and go back and try that buffer - - 

02 10 5I+ 1+5 CMP The ... 



02 10 51+ 1+6 CC 

02 10 5I4- 1+7 CMP 

02 10 5I+ 1+8 CC 

02 10 5k 5 1 * CMP 



- - again. 

Say again. 

I was going to 
on a procedure 
buffer again. 

Okay. I guess 



say we '11 try to 
here and then go 



- yeah, we could 



get you to agree 
back and try the 

do that. 



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02 10 55 00 CC Okay. Hold off on that. We'll - we'll get a 

procedure. 

02 10 55 06 CMP Okay. Is that something you want to do tonight or 

do it tomorrow? 

02 10 55 10 CC You want that buffer in there tonight, don't you? 

02 10 55 19 CMP I don't know. It's a - I - I can't vouch for how 

much chlorine went in. Perhaps - very little. 
It's up to the - the guys who have plumbing re- 
sponsibilities. I - I just can't tell you how 
much chlorine may have gotten in. 

02 10 55 3k CC Okay, we understand. 

02 10 56 00 CC Okay, Ken. I - I guess we'd like you to take that 

buffer ampoule again and screw the nut down on it 
so that you think it's - it's good - good and snug 
in there, and then put it on the adapter and see 
if you can - see if it'll take the buffer. Before 
you - you close it all up again, you might look at 
the ampoule to make sure it hasn't cracked. 

02 10 58 21 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 10 58 57 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 10 59 01 CMP Go ahead. 

02 10 59 02 CC Did you get that about going ahead with the buffer 

02 10 59 05 CMP Wo, I didn't. 

02 10 59 06 CC Oh, okay; we probably had some bad comm there. 

We'd like you to take a look at that buffer ampoule 
and make sure it isn't cracked and, if not, then to 
go ahead and put it in that little container and 
screw that nut so you feel it's good and snug and 
then go ahead and see if it will take the buffer. 

02 10 59 28 CMP Okay. How about if I just take a brand new one? 

Don't we have a couple spares? 



02 10 59 kO CC Okay. Yeah, they agree. Why don't you take a 

brand new one. 



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02 10 59 h6 CMP Okay. And while I'm doing that, I'm just looking 

over the gages , and I know our onboard gaging 
isn't the greatest thing in RCS. Could you tell 
me how we stand on RCS? 

02 10 59 57 CC Okay. I'll get that. 

02 11 01 10 CC And, Ken, at 5^ hours, you were 2 percent ahead of 

your RCS budget - that's 25 pounds to the good. 

02 11 01 23 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

02 11 01 2h CC Uh-huh. 

02 11 01 25 CMP ... I guess we have a low bias in quad A and just 

kind of looks bad. 

02 11 01 ^3 CC Okay. We - our bias is that you're reading 2 per- 

cent low on that. 

02 11 01 56 CMP Okay. 

02 11 02 52 CMP Okay. Tony, I've got the buffer in, and I noticed 

just a slight little spit when I put it in. That's 
probably residual. So I'll wait 10 minutes and 
then suck it out. 

02 11 03 01 CC Okay. Good show. 

02 11 06 05 CDR Okay, Houston. The 0 FLOW HIGH and the cabin is 

pumped up to 5. 7. 

02 11 06 12 CC Okay. We copy that, John. 

02 11 16 33 CC Ken, Houston. 

02 11 16 50 CMP Okay, Tony, got that buffer in and out, and all 

looks normal now. 

02 11 16 5 1 * CC Okay. Good show. 

02 11 IT 3l+ CMP Houston, 16. 

02 11 17 36 CC Go ahead, Ken. 

02 11 17 1+3 CMP Okay. Looks like we've got the buffer in and 

water back out, and everything looks normal now. 



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02 11 1? 50 CC Good show. If - if you didn't get much chlorine 

in the buffer, won't hurt anything, but it would 
have hurt the other way if you'd put the chlorine 
in without adding the buffer, so - either way, 
we're in good shape now. 

02 11 18 07 CMP Okay. Then I guess our only problem then was just 

the fact that I probably broke that first chlorine 
ampoule some way. 

02 11 18 16 CC Roger. 

02 11 20 3k CMP Okay, Tony. I guess I'm ready to give you a film 

status report. 

02 11 20 U2 CC Okay. Go ahead. 

02 11 20 1+7 CMP Okay. On magazine Victor Victor, we're on frame 21; 

magazine Hotel Hotel, frame 85; magazine Oscar 
Oscar, frame 3U; November November is also 3^; 
Juliet Juliet is 50 percent. 

02 11 21 12 CC Was that 50 percent? 

02 11 21 16 CMP That's 50 percent. That's affirmative. 

02 11 21 18 CC Okay. 

02 11 21 25 CC Okay. We copied all those. 

02 11 21 31 CMP Okay, I guess we're about ready to sign off. Do 

you folks have any last words or any questions? 

02 11 22 2h CDR Houston, we're about ready to go to sleep. You 

got any questions or anything you want to tell us 
before we shut down the comm system? 

02 11 22 36 CC Okay. We're running around here to make sure 

there's nothing. I just read through your last 
system report that came around here, and every- 
thing looks nominal. Everything really looks 
great. Okay, I guess there's - - 

02 11 22 h9 CDR - - looks good to us , too. 

02 11 22 50 CC Good show. And I guess there's nothing else down 

here. Would you like me to hum to you? 



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02 11 23 00 CDR Tony, even that won't keep me awake. 

02 11 23 03 CC (Laughter) Oh, yeah, it would. I'll see y'all on 

the Moon. I've got a day off tomorrow. 

02 11 23 16 CDR Good show. 

02 11 23 17 CMP Okay. 

02 11 23 18 CDR Sounds good. See you tomorrow. 

02 11 23 19 CC Roger. 

02 11 23 20 CDR Good night. 



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REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



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02 18 IT 32 CDR Morning, Houston. How do you read? Over. 

02 18 IT 3 1 * CC Good morning, l6. How are you this morning? 

02 18 IT CDR Pretty good there. 

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02 18 27 33 LMP Okay, Houston. The LM/CM DELTA-P is about 1. 

And, the cabin pressure being what it is, I guess 
that means that we really don't have any leakage 
up there much. 

02 18 27 CC Roger. Copy 1 psi. 

02 18 28 07 LMP Psid, Hank. 

02 18 28 11 CC Stand corrected. 

02 19 15 05 CMP Houston, how would you like to have a status 

report? 

02 19 15 10 CC Okay, we're waiting. Go ahead. 

02 19 15 16 CMP You're all 85-foot dishes, right? Ears, I mean. 

02 19 15 23 CC Roger. (Laughter) 

02 19 15 31 CMP All right, Henry. We'll start here on A section. 

Al, 220Ul; Alfa 3, 6 and 1/2, outstanding; Alfa U, 
none; Alfa 5 , 27 and 5 ; Alfa 6, 7, 10, and 5- 
Bravo 1 - Bravo 1, 15039; Bravo 3,5, good; 
Bravo k, none; Bravo 5, 37, 25; Bravo 6, 5, and 
5. Charlie 1, 21075; Charlie 3, 6, good; 
Charlie k, none; Charlie 5, 15 and 15; Charlie 6, 
5 and - 5 and 7- 

02 19 17 hi CC Okay, was Charlie 6 just two entries, 5 and 7? 

02 19 17 U8 CMP That's affirm. Okay, make that 5, 5, and 7. 

02 19 17 57 CC Roger. 

02 19 18 06 CMP And off the gourmet sheet 

02 19 18 08 CC Stand by, Ken. We're coming up on an antenna 

switch and we'll lose comm. for a few minutes. 

02 19 20 10 CC 16, Houston. 

02 19 20 26 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

02 19 20 h2 CC Apollo l6, Houston. 



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02 19 20 52 CDR Okay, go ahead. 

02 19 20 55 CC Okay. We're so far - You're so far out now that 

when we get close to antenna switching, we lose 
comm there for about a minute , a minute and a 
half. We're ready to copy the menu now; food. 

02 19 21 Ik CDR Okay, out menu reporter is stealing a cup of 

coffee. He'll be with you in a second. 

02 19 21 21 CC Roger. And the surgeon compliments the reporter 

on the way he reads the report down. 

02 19 21 39 CDR Yeah, when you've got a college education, you 

learn to read, and boy anything can happen after 
that . 

02 19 21 58 CMP Okay, Henry. The happy gourmet says that for the 

commander - Well, we'll start with meal A. And, 
stand by 1. 

02 19 23 01 CMP Okay, on the commander, you can delete the grits. 

On meal B, we - we skipped the Skylab meal as 
meal B and then ate it as meal C . And on that, 
we skipped the peanuts. And for the second meal 
on the day , John had a grapefruit drink , bread 
with peanut butter, and - I guess that's it. 

02 19 23 5 1 * CC Okay. 

02 19 2k Ok CMP Okay. On mine, you can start on meal A. Scratch 

the peaches, the scrambled eggs, four bacon squares, 
grits. My meal B: I had the bread and peanut 
butter and the grapefruit drink. On the Skylab 
meal, I had one of the two rye breads and - out of 
all this chicken spread, no one ate a third of it, 
that's - we probably ate a tenth of it apiece. 
And for Charlie, he's been good. He eats every- 
thing. None of us ate t_he_ peanuts on the _Skylab 
meal. And for the second meal of the day, Charlie 
had an orange-pineapple drink with potassium, and 
peanut butter. And you'll be happy to know that 
we shared our peaches with Casper. He ate just 
about as much of them as we did. 



02 19 25 18 CC 



Roger. Copy. That sounds kind of like it didn't 
work out too well. 



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02 19 25 26 CDR There's a lot of peach still on Casper's face, 

I'll tell you that. 

02 19 25 3k IMP Hank, when you open that can, you get them all 

at once. 

02 19 25 k2 CC Charlie, you're going to have to work on those 

guys about the grits . 

02 19 25 UQ IMP G-rits are good. I can't get them to eat them, 

though. They - I sur - ate part of John's. 

02 19 26 00 CMP Okay, Hank. And maybe I missed it here, somewhere, 

but could you give us some words on what you plan 
to do about midcouree kl 

02 19 26 12 CC Okay. No midcourse k. And, I got a couple items 

of news here, if you're interested in that. 

02 19 26 23 CMP Okay. Is that general interest news, or like how 

we handle our relay setting and so forth? 

02 19 26 32 CC Oh, it's just general interest stuff on - We're 

coming up on antenna switching. 

02 19 26 HO CMP Okay, we'll catch you after that. 

02 19 29 k3 CC 16, Houston. 

02 19 29 1+6 CMP Houston, you up yet? 

02 19 29 H8 CC Okay, l6. How do you read? 

02 19 29 1+9 CMP Okay, Henry. How about if we stop PTC right here 

at this lUH-degree pass? 

02 19 30 Ik CMP Henry, did you copy that? 

02 19 30 IT CC Roger. We copied. And we got some Flight Plan 

updates for you, and you can stop it now if you 
like. 

02 19 30 36 CMP Okay, go ahead. 

02 19 30 39 CC Okay, repeat no MCC-U is required, and for your 

information, the data there for the UV photos is 
good for an hour after the Flight Plan time. So 
there's no real rush on that one. If you're ready 



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to copy, we'll just charge right into these Flight 
Plan changes . The first one is at TO hours and - - 

02 19 30 59 CDR Okay, go. 

02 19 31 00 CC JO hours and 1+0 minutes. We want to write in there. 

"Charge BAT A," and that's, for your information, 
for about 3 hours and 20 minutes . 

02 19 31 22 CDR Okay. At 70: 1+0 we'll charge battery A, and that's 

roughly going to be in 3-1/2 hours . 

02 19 31 29 CC That's affirmative. And at 71:20, we want to 

enter, "Load DAP with the weights and gimbal trim 
from MSFN, and call EMP 509." 

02 19 32 03 CDR Okay. At 71:20, we'll load the DAP with MSFN 

weight and gimbals and call EMP 509 . 

02 19 32 11 CC That's affirmative. The next thing occurs at 

73:55, at the sextant star check. Want to add, 
in parentheses, "No VERB 1+1. Manually - manual 
only with VERB 16 NOUN 91." 

02 19 32 1+5 CDR Okay. I've got at 73:55, at the sextant star 

check, we'll do no VERB 1+1 and we'll do it manual 
with 16 91 as our check, 

02 19 32 59 CC That is affirmative. And EECOM advises you can - - 

02 19 33 02 CDR While we're on that, Henry - while we're on that 

one, Henry, I didn't see where we terminated 509. 
Do we keep it running all this time? 

02 19 33 ll+ CC That is affirmative. 

02 19 33 20 CDR Thank you. 

02 19 33 2k CC Okay. And EECOM advises you can go ahead and 

start that battery charge now, if you want to get 
Charlie started on that. And, next thing occurs 
at 7 1 +:08. And there we do the "Do SPS cue card 
through gimbal drive." 



02 19 3k 01 CDR 



Okay, that's at 7l+:08. It's SPS cue card through 
gimbal drive. 



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02 19 3k 08 CC Roger. And LOS - MSFN LOS time will be 7^:18. 

02 19 3h 18 CDR Okay, 7^:18 is LOS. 

02 19 3k 26 CC Okay, that's the Flight Plan changes. I have 

some notes now. I don't know where' s the "best 
place to copy these. I've got about nine or 10 
of them here. Well, take it back. I got two notes 
on the use of EMP 509, and they read as follows. 

02 19 3k k6 CDR Okay, let me get my scratch pad out and I'll copy 

those first. 

02 19 35 15 CDR Okay, Henry. I'm ready to copy your notes. 

02 19 35 20 CC Okay. Number 1: the TVC DAP is unstable with 

EMP 509. 

02 19 35 1+8 CDR Okay, understand. The TVC DAP is unstable with 

509 running. 

02 19 35 53 CC That is affirmative. And number 2 is, "At SPS 

cutoff plus 2.5 seconds, the TVC enable is de- 
energized." The EMP is off; thus, the platform 
alignment could be lost. 

02 19 36 27 CDR Okay. 

02 19 36 32 CC Okay, and I have some Flight Plan changes now 

that are concerned with DOI . The first one occurs 
at 7 - - 

02 19 36 k2 CDR Stand by a second. 

02 19 36 1+3 CC All right. 

02 19 37 32 CMP Okay, Henry. I'm ready. These are comments, or 

these are things to go into the Flight Plan? 

02 19 37 38 CC Roger. These are Flight Plan changes, Ken. I'm 

sorry I didn't get this in order a while ago. It 
was buried in the bottom here. 

02 19 37 k& CMP Okay, go ahead. 

02 19 37 50 CC Okay, at 77=57, there's a group of CSM systems 

checks. Move those up to 77:20. 



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02 19 38 22 CMP Okay, we take the CSM systems checks and move 

them from 77:58 over to 77:20. 

02 19 38 31 CC That's affirmative. Now at 77:50, "VERB i+8 21101 

01111. 

02 19 39 00 CMP Okay. At 77=50, that's "VERB U8 into 21101 01111." 

02 19 39 09 CC That's affirmative, and immediately following 

that, "Start EMP 509." 

02 19 39 38 CMP Okay, Henry. I guess I don't quite understand 

the loading the - the VERB 1+8 into 21101, and 
then the next thing we do is to load a three in 
there. Could you have someone give me some 
rationale on that? 

02 19 39 55 CC The difference there, Ken, is you - when you're 

loading that VERB kQ for the - the EMP 509, you 
don't PRO on that one and activate that DAP. 

02 19 kO 09 CMP Okay, I see what you're saying. All right. 

02 19 kO 13 CC In other words , we have to get the right DAP in 

there before we do the EMP 509. The next item is 
the activities that are located between 78:03 
and 78:08, we want to move hack to just following 
the P52 at 77:53. 

02 19 kO 1+3 CMP Okay. How about giving me the first line and 

last line on the block you're talking about. 

02 19 ^0 48 CC Okay, that's "P30, verify DOI TIG and DELTA-Vs" 

through "Acquire MSPN OMNI D . " Move all of that 
back to just following the P52, or "landing site 
orient" at 77:53. And in that group of activities, 
we want to delete that VERB kQ. 

02 19 1*1 39 CMP Okay, now what I have is - have you got any more 

changes to this area, and then I'll read you what 
I have sequentially. 

02 19 1+1 1+7 CC There's nothing more on that particular page, 

77 through 78 hours. 

02 19 1+2 0k CMP Okay. Maybe I missed something here, but I have - 

I have not seen us - terminate 509. 
did somevhere before the L0I burn - 



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02 19 1*2 18 CC Uh - - 

02 19 k2 19 CMP - - and we'll do it again. 

02 19 U2 20 CC We ' re going to get to do - in that Ken , we 1 re 

going to have that on your cue card. I've got a 
cue card change coming up for you. 

02 19 *+2 28 CMP Okay. All right, let me give you what I have here 

and then - At 77=20, I do all the CSM systems 
checklist items that are listed now at 77:58. 
At 77:50, we do a VERB 1+8 21101 01111. We start 
EMP 509. Then, at about 77:55, we do all the 
steps which are presently listed at 78:03 down 
through 78:08. 

02 19 U3 08 CC And that's with the exception of the VERB 1+8. 

02 19 1+3 13 CMP That's right; with the exception of VERB 1+8. 

02 19 1+3 19 CC Okay, that's all correct. Now, the next item is, 

at 78:22, we delete the sextant star check and 
move it back to 78:15. And it carries the same 
warning as we had before. No VERB 1+1, manual 
only with the VERB 16 NOUN 91. 

02 19 1+3 55 CMP Okay, that's a sextant star check at 78:15 with no 

VERB 1+1, doing it manually and deleting the star 
check at 78:22. 

02 19 hk Oh CC That's affirmative. And the last item for this 

is, at 78:18 add "do SPS cue card through gimbal 
drive . " 

02 19 U1+ 38 CMP Okay; that is at 78: 18, it's "Do SPS cue card 

through gimbal drive." 

02 19 hk 1+5 CC Roger. And the cue card that you'll use is the 

same for L0I and DOI . We're going to read you 
those changes. 

02 19 1+1+ 57 CMP Okay. 

02 19 U5 3h CC 16, Houston. I have your SPS burn card changes 

whenever you're ready to copy. 

02 19 !+5 *+3 CMP Go ahead. 



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02 19 1+5 51 CC Okay. Just as a note here for yourself. You load 

the DAP before starting the card, and you do not 
change VERB 1+8 after starting EMP 509 . Now, we 
tried to indicate that in the Flight Plan, and I 
explained that to you while ago . Okay , first 
step: at the top of the card, the very first 
item, add "EMP 509 called." 

02 19 U6 31 CMP Okay, at the very top of the card, it's "EMP 509 

is called." 

02 19 k6 37 CC Roger. And down at the fifth item, where it says 

"Load DAP," delete that. 

02 19 1+6 1+8 CMP Okay, we'll delete "Load DAP. " 

02 19 1+6 52 CC Where it says "Boresight & sextant star check," 

delete the "VERB 1+1 NOUN 91 ENTER, " and make the 
comment: "No VERB 1+1, manual only with VERB 16 
NOUN 91." 

02 19 !+7 18 CMP Okay, we delete "VERB 1+1 NOUN 91," and we say 

"No VERB 1+1, manual VERB 16 NOUN 91." 

02 19 kj 27 CC That's affirmative. At the left of the card 

opposite "Main bus ties," where it says "5I+ min- 
utes," change that to "1+0 minutes," and in 
parentheses "Minus 20 minutes." 

02 19 1+7 57 CMP Okay, we've changed "5I+ minutes" to "1+0 minutes," 

and "Minus 6" to "Minus 20." 

02 19 !+8 03 CC Roger. And down a little further where it says 

"55 and 5," we want to change that to "1+1 and 
minus 19 . " 

02 19 !+8 21 CMP Okay. We've changed "55" to "1+1" and "minus 5" 

to "minus 19." 

02 19 1+8 31 CC Okay, on the back side of the card - Let me read 

you the whole thing we want to gex in there, Ken, 
so you'll know how to squeeze it. Right after it 
says "ACCEPT parentheses PRO," we want to get in 
there, "If glitch occurs, use RHC to stop maneuver s 
VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER ENTER, VERB 1+0 ENTER, 
VERB 62 ENTER. Manual maneuver to attitude," so 
you have to kind of squeeze that in there a little 
bit. I'll read it to you slowly new. ' 



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02 19 1+9 02 CMP Okay, stand "by a minute. 

02 19 1+9 1+1* CMP Okay, go ahead, Hank. 

02 19 1+9 1+6 CC Okay. "If glitch occurs, use RHC to stop maneu- 

ver. VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER ENTER. VERB U0 ENTER. 
VERB 62 ENTER . Manual maneuver to attitude." 

02 19 50 1+6 CMP Okay, now, this says that - this is after the PRO 

on gimbal test, and we're saying that if we - you 
get one of these^glitches , use the RHC to stop 
the rates. Would there be any objection to just 
switching to SCS while we do the rest of this, 
and that's my question. Now I'll read on. It's 
"VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER ENTER," and I have aques- 
tion there, is that""- I got the impression from 
what we were saying in our previous discussion 
that this wasn't restricted just to the middle 
gimbal; it's a possibility for - for the others. 
And then a "VERB 1+0 ENTER," which will release 
the platform. VERB 62 will take us back. It's 
not - it's not clear to me, once we've put in 
NOUN 20 as zero, that VERB 62 is a useful number. 
It seems to me that I must have skipped something 
here. 

02 19 51 5l+ CC Okay, I am a little puzzled about the VERB 62 

needles. However, on the other item, the reason 
you only need a VERB 23 is that the - that zeros 
that CDU, which is the only one that locks you 
up in coarse align, and the others will reinitialize 
when we do the VERB 1+0. 

02 19 52 19 CMP Okay, I guess my question, though, is that, if it 

can happen in each of them, the only time you do 
the VERB 23 NOUN 20 would be in the event that it 
did lock into the coarse align. 

02 19 52 36 CC That's affirmative. GD0 was just saying you cover 

all bets when you do this, and you don't have to 
stop and think about it. 

02 19 52 1+6 CMP Okay, but if you had moved off in yaw, it seems 

to me I would be possibly introducing more 
error - 



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02 19 53 33 CC Ken, would you - would you - state your concern 

again so we've got a clear picture of it. 

02 19 53 1+1 CMP Okay - maybe I'm off on a tangent. What it looked 

to me like is that if you pick up one of these 
glitches, I'm not sure that the rates are all going 
to be confined to just - just one axis "by the time 
it stops, and if you then take and load register 3 
and NOUN 20 to zeros, you may, in fact, he at some 
other middle gimbal angle than 0. So, once you do 
that - I guess that - that has no effect if I do a 
VERB 1*0 , huh? I guess that ' s the - I missed that 
point. That merely gets me out of the coarse align, 
and - - 

02 19 53 26 CC That - that's affirmative. 

02 19 53 27 CMP VERB kO will he initialized. Is that correct? 

02 19 53 29 CC That's affirmative. The VERB hO starts the whole 

thing running again. 

02 19 5t 32 CMP Okay. 

02 19 5h 33 CC The VERB 23 NOUN 20 gets you out of the gimbal 

lock, if that's to be - if that's the case. 

02 19 h0 CMP Okay. Now I'm with you. Now I guess the only 

other thing is that, in the event that we have the 
thing we had - that happened the other night and 
it did coarse align there, it seems to me that, 
before I do the VERB h0 t I would want to fly back 
on SCS to zero middle gimbal angle. Is that 
correct? 

02 19 55 02 CC That's affirmative. 

02 19 55 09 CMP Okay. Okay, I think I understand that. Thank you. 

02 19 55 23 CC The concern over using the SCS, Ken, was they were 

afraid you'd introduce a transient - another tran- 
sient in there by the switching. However, if - you 
can't do - can't null It out with the RHC , you 
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02 19 55 U5 CMP Well, we'll sure give it a try. It's just not - 

Perhaps once I just get the hand controller out of 
detent, that'll stop it at whatever new attitude it 
has, and that - that ought to hold it, so that 
there may be no further transients. I'll try that 
first. 

02 19 56 00 CC Roger. Are you ready to go on with changes? 

02 19 56 05 CMP Yes, sir. 

02 19 56 07 CC Okay, out to the side there - a little arrow, I 

guess, is the hest way to indicate it - in other 
words, between "RATE, HIGH" and "EMS, NORMAL," 
we want to say "Terminate EMP 509." 

02 19 56 50 CMP Okay, when I terminate the EMP 509, you want me to 

write that between RATE, HIGH and EMS to NORMAL? 
And it looks like the - I would do the VERB k8 back 
to my original values, but it looks like I would not 
be resetting the average g flag. Or do you want 
that reset anyhow? 

02 19 57 16 CC Stand by, Ken. 

02 19 57 32 CC Ken, the message is do a normal terminate as - as 

on the procedure they read up to you. and that's 
after you finish the gimbal drive test. That's 
what it's associated with. And following that - 
the next item - just prior to 59 minutes - I don't 
know how you're going to get all of this in there. 
You may have to write it to the bottom and show an 
arrow. "At minus 6 minutes, TAPE RECORDER HIGH BIT 
RATE, RECORD, FORWARD, COMMAND RESET." 

02 19 58 09 CMP And you did not want to do that at minus 20? Is 

that affirmative? 

02 19 58 15 CC That's affirmative. 

02 19 58 21 CMP You want me to - to delete that from minus 20? 

02 19 58 2k CC Yes, I omitted that, Ken; I was going back to that. 

Back over here at minus 20, we want to delete - 
scratch through "TAPE RECORDER, HIGH BIT RATE, 
FORWARD , COMMAND RESET." And for your info, the 
reason we've given this 20 minutes is, in both 



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LOI and DO I , that gives us about 10 minutes to 
watch what you're doing, watch the gimbal drive 
check, and if you need any help, we can give it 
to you from down here. 

02 19 58 58 CMP Okay. That sounds like a good plan. 

02 19 59 IT CMP Okay. You want the tape recorder on at 

minus 6 minutes. 

02 19 59 20 CC That's affirmative. 

02 19 59 28 CMP Okay. Go ahead. 

02 19 59 29 CC Okay. Following 00:XX ECO , enter - right in 

there - "Be prepared for SCS takeover." 

02 20 00 02 CMP Okay; I got that. 

02 20 00 33 CC You ready for the next one, Ken? 

02 20 00 38 CMP Yeah, go ahead. 

02 20 00 U0 CC Okay. Right after "TVC SERVO POWER, 1 and 2^ OFF," 

we want to enter a little comment that says, 'Prior 
to trimming NOUN 85, NOUN 20 should "be checked 
against the IMU." 

02 20 01 25 CMP Okay, after "TVC SERVO POWER, 1 and 2 , OFF," and 

we'll put a note here that says, "Prior to trimming 
NOUN 85, check NOUN 20 against IMU," and that's 
because of reading the different angles of the 
FDAI pickoff. 

02 20 01 h0 CC That's affirmative. 

02 20 01 CMP Okay. 

02 20 01 51 CC Okay. Now I have changes for your SPS burn rules 

card. 

02 20 01 59 CMP Stand by. Let me read back what I got on here. 

02 20 02 07 CC Go ahead. 

02 20 02 09 CMP On the SPS card, starting at the top with a note. 

Can you read me all right now, Hank? 



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02 20 02 ik CC Roger. 

02 20 02 28 CMP Okay. At the top of the card, I've added a note 

that says, "No VERB k& changes after entering 509. !i 
The first step on the card is "EMP 509 is called." 
I have deleted, "Load the DAP." Under the "Bore- 
sight sextant star check," I have deleted VERB hi 
NOUN 91. I have replaced that with a note that 
says "No VERB hi and use manual, monitor 1691." 
I have changed the "BUS TIE, on" time from 5h min- 
utes to he minutes, and that changes "minus 6" to 
"minus 20." I have deleted the tape recorder line 
at minus 6 minutes. I've changed the time 55 to 
he hi, minus 5 to he minus 19, and that's all the 
changes I have on the front side of the burn card. 
On the back side, next to the "Proceed after the 
gimbal test option": if the - if we get a glitch, 
it's "RHC to stop rates, VERB 23 NOUN 20 ENTER 
ENTER, VERB 1+0 ENTER, and then VERB 62 ENTER, man- 
ually maneuver to attitude." After "RATE, HIGH," 
and before 59 minutes, terminate EMP 509 . At 
minus 6 minutes, "TAPE RECORDER goes to HIGH BIT 
RATE, RECORD, FORWARD, and COMMAND RESET." At 
00:XX, at engine cut-off, it's "Be prepared for 
SCS takeover." At "TVC SERVO POWER, 1 and 2, OFF," 
we've added a note, "Prior to trimming NOUN 85, 
check NOUN 20 against the IMU . " And that's all the 
comments I have on the burn card. 

02 20 Oh 53 CC That's a good readback, Ken, and just to reiterate, 

that "Terminate EMP 509" is associated with termi- 
nating the gimbal test or ending up on that. 

02 20 05 07 CMP Roger. Any - I can do that any time after the 

gimbal test is completed. 

02 20 05 12 CC That's affirmative. 

02 20 05 17 CMP Okay. 

02 20 05 23 CC We would prefer that termination right after the 

gimbal check. 

02 20 05 30 CMP Yes sir. I don't want to get caught too late doing 

that . 



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Okay, Houston. This procedure, it'll handle no 
matter what glitch we get, and I understand that. 
But how about some discussion of the probability ox- 
getting such a glitch. Is there any - anybody 
thinking about that much, down there? 

I guess all of us have been thinking about it , 
John, but there's just no way we can predict 
whether it will happen again or not. Our gut feel- 
ing on the thing is that probably never see it 
again. 

Understand. It's very similar to the kind of thing 
that we had happen back in the early part of the 
Apollo Program with the CDUs that would make them 
count different. Is that not correct? 

That's affirmative. 

Okay, thank you. 

Houston, 16. Ready to copy the SPS burn rules 
update . 

Okay, the reason for these changes, Charlie, is 
after we watch MC-6 and look at the system pres- 
sures there, we got some new data; and, for your 
information, we're kind of predicting that your 
nominal values are going to be oxidizer 200, fuel 
170, and - for your onboard readings. So based on 
that, we need to change these burn rules. And I 
believe you've already made one change to it, is 
that correct? 

02 20 07 27 LMP Yeah, but we got - I can scratch it in again some- 

where else. 

02 20 07 32 CC Okay, on the fuel oxidizer press, where you put in 

12k oxidizer, you want to change that to 138 oxi- 
dizer, and the fuel goes from 110 to 112. In other 
words, instead of 12U OX, 110 fuel, we want 138 OX, 
112 fuel. 

02 20 08 07 IMP Okay, copy. Go ahead. 

02 20 08 09 CC Okay, for your FUEL OXIDIZER DELTA-P , the new rules 

are: "Oxidizer greater than fuel by 50" to "Oxidizer 
greater than fuel by 12." 



02 20 05 3k CDR 

02 20 06 02 CC 

02 20 06 21 CDR 

02 20 06 39 CC 

02 20 06 1+6 CDR 

02 20 06 50 LMP 

02 20 06 55 CC 



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02 20 08 36 LMP 

02 20 08 U8 CC 

02 20 08 59 LMP 

02 20 09 03 CC 



02 20 09 1+6 LMP 



02 20 09 56 CC 



02 20 10 12 CC 
02 20 10 Ik LMP 
02 20 10 15 CC 



02 20 10 51 LMP 

02 20 10 59 CC 
02 20 11 26 LMP 



Mow wait s. minute, I Had "50 OX less than fuel' 
last time-. 



Okay^ hut 
was 35 and 5 



DHL V'/l'it 



had before s I think. 



correct? 



Oh, okay. You're right,, 35 and 5. Okay, go ahead 
again now. 



Okay. The new ones become "50 oxidizer greater than 
fuel to -12 oxidizer greater than fuel." In other 
words, your 35 and 5 rules go to 50 and 12. Both 
of them, though, "Oxidizer greater than fuel." 
What we're changing is the 35 to 50, and we're 
changing the 5 to 12 and changing the sign over 
there, "Oxidizer greater," instead of "Oxidizer 
less." 

Okay. What you're telling me, that 1 s the limit; 
'50 - oxidizer greater than fuel" can be as high 

as 50 or a;s low as 12 , 

That's affirmative. "Oxidizer greater than fuel" 
in both cases . In other words , your range is 
oxidizer 12 to 50 psi greater than the fuel 
pressure , 

Okay, and on your tight linit - - 
Okay . 

- - change the oxidizer to "l68 oxidizer." What - 
what you ht?ve there is : 'l68 oxidizer, 153 fuel." 
Want to change that to "183 oxidizer, 153 fuel"; 
no change in the fuel. 

Okay, copy . Tight limits : oxidizer has to be 
greater than lS3 and the fuel greater than 153. 

That's affirmative. 

Okay, Hank. Let me give you an example here on this 
DELTA-Ps . Bight now, I'm looking at about 170 fuel 
and 195 oxidizer, That says that I can go to - 
down to 150 - 2hC on the fuel side with a constant 
oxidizer pressure before I reach tiy linit, or have 



the fuel 'ores sure increase up 



'8 beft 



x reacn 



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02 20 12 06 CC G&C's checking. Let him look at it, Charlie. 

02 20 12 17 IMP Okay. 

02 20 13 56 CC Charlie, that fuel follows DELTA-P of 50, oxidizer 

follows DELTA-P of 12. That was the answer I got 
hack on that; however, on the example you gave, I 
thought you were right with it, except on the sec- 
ond part. It looked like to me you need a 12 dif- 
ference there. I might of misread the thing. 

02 20 ik 2k LMP Okay. I was just looking at my gages here, I've 

got about 190 oxidizer pressure, and about 165 fuel 
pressure. And so that says to me that the fuel 
side could go up to 178 and I'd still be within the 
limit . 

02 20 ik 1+8 CC That's what the rules say. 

02 20 ik 5k LMP Okay. 

02 20 15 02 CC The oxidizer could drop to 177. 

02 20 15 12 LMP Roger. 
02 20 15 17 CMP Roger. 

02 20 15 2k CMP Hank, do we have to get a SPS press light along 

with - and still he within limits on these rules. 

02 20 15 33 CC Stand by. 

02 20 15 U8 CC They're checking their cal cards now, Ken. They're 

going to come up with an answer on that. 

02 20 15 55 CMP All right; thank you. 

02 20 16 16 CDR Okay, Houston. The pressure equalization valve is 

coming open to equalize the tunnel pressure. 

02 20 16 2k CC OMNI Alfa, l6. 

02 20 16 38 CC 16, G&C advises use the pressures and not the light 

in regard to the burn. 

02 20 16 52 CMP Roger. I'm just wondering if I'm - should expect 

to see it? 



Tape 

Page 2hk 

02 20 16 57 CC That's affirmative. You may. We think the light 

will come on at 202 oxidizer pressure and we're 
predicting you going to be running around 200. 

02 20 IT 36 CMP Houston, would you like to have the high gain 

antenna? 

02 20 IT U3 CC That's affirmative. Flight Plan angles, Ken. 

02 20 18 31 CDR Okay, Houston. The pressure equalization valve is 

closed. The CM DELTA-P is 0.2 now. 

02 20 18 37 CC Roger; copy 6.2. 

02 20 18 1+7 CDR And I think that - that 0.2 is what it reads when- 

ever it's equalized. 

02 20 18 53 CC Roger; that's true. 

02 20 19 12 CC And, 16, we'd also like to advise that, on the tight 

limits, you're within 2 psi on the low pressure side 
for the fuel. 

02 20 19 26 CDR Okay. 

02 20 19 31 CC And, 16, I have your pericynthion-plus-2 block data. 

02 20 19 1+0 LMP Okay. Why don't you Just stand by on that and let 

us get these photos out of the way . 

02 20 19 1+3 CC Will do. 

02 20 20 1+6 CMP Hey, Hank, Charlie just noticed that we're in this 

Moon photo attitude , and it looks like the - the Sun 
is just very, very close to being along our line of 
sight, and it looks like we have - On one of the 
changes, we've gone in and opened some of these 
settings. Could we get a verification that where 
we - that this is the right setup? We can't look 
out the window very well and tell you if we're 
boresighted on the Moon. 

02 20 21 22 CC Roger, Ken. This is a correct attitude. We'll take 

another quick scan of the settings. 

02 20 21 38 CC 16, Houston. Would you attempt to bring up the 

high gain? 



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02 20 22 02 LMP Okay, you've got REACQ in there. How does that 

look? 

02 20 22 15 CC Looks good, Charlie; and, in regards to the photos, 

the PI says the Sun will he very close to the Moon, 
hut that it shouldn't he in the field of view of 
the camera. The settings are good. 

02 20 22 36 LMP Okay, we'll take them as is. 

02 20 26 53 CC Hey, Charlie. I've got a message for you. Con- 

solidated Jack Pines is way up. 

02 20 27 03 LMP Great; thank you. 

02 20 27 Oh CDR So's Charlie. 

02 20 27 26 CC 16, Houston. I'm - we're going to do the change- 

over now, and I'll see you later on this evening. 

02 20 27 35 CMP Okay, Hank. Thank you, sir. 

02 20 27 1+9 CDR Yeah., y'all go get some rest. It'll be a busy day 

later on. 

02 20 27 5U CC They're already on the way. 

02 20 28 02 CDR Hello there. 

02 20 28 01+ CC Hello there. Wanted to advise you, you can relax 

now,. You're in good hands now with the Gold Team. 

02 20 28 19 CDR Understand the Gold Team is got gone. 

02 20 31 1+1 LMP Houston, 16. I'm ready for the block data update. 

02 20 31 1+5 CC Say again, l6. You're very weak. 

02 20 31 53 LMP Yeah, that's because my mike's about 25 inches away, 

How's that? 

02 20 31 58 CC That's a lot better, Johnny [sic]. 

02 20 32 02 LMP Okay, I'm ready for the block updates. 

02 20 32 06 CC Roger. Okay, Charlie, it's PER plus 2, SPS/GMi; 

66363 - - 



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02 20 32 2k LMP Wait ; hold the - hold the phone - hold the phone a 

minute, Pete. 

02 20 32 28 CC Okay. 

02 20 32 33 LMP Okay, I was on the P37- This is the P30 pad? 

02 20 32 38 CC This is your abort pad. PER plus 2 abort. It's 

a P30 load. 

02 20 32 5k LMP Okay; go ahead. 

02 20 32 56 CC Okay, it's PER plus 2, SPS G&N; 66363 plus 1.21, 

minus O.llt; 076:26:1^.1+9; NOUN 8l's, plus 2133.7, 
plus 1123.3, minus 2178.1; 335, 116, 018. Rest of 
the pad is NA. Ullage, none. Under others: num- 
ber 1, docked manuever; 2, based on LOI REFSMMAT; 
3, gimbal angles on PTC REFSMMAT are roll, 263; 
pitch, 017; yaw, 310. 

02 20 3k 33 CDR Roger, Pete; 30 pad, pericynthion, PER, plus 2, 

SPS G&N; 66363; plus 1.21, minus O.llt; 076:26:lU.l+9 ; 
plus 2133.7, plus 1123.3, minus 2178.1; 335, 116, 
08l - correction 018. Rest of the pad is NA. 
Ullage is none. It's a docked maneuver, based on 
the LOI REFSMMAT. On a PTC REFSMMAT , the gimbal 
angles are 263, 017, and 310. 

02 20 35 lk CC That's affirmative, Charlie, and the yaw is 0l8. 

02 20 35 22 CDR That's affirmative; 0l8. 

02 20 35 2h CC Okay. 

02 20 36 17 CC You can go ahead. No sweat on the alert. 

02 20 36 2k CMP Roger; just going to let it time out. 

02 20 38 1+8 CC Okay, you can go ahead and torque them. 

02 20 38 50 CDR You have the torquing angles? 

02 20 38 52 CC Roger; we got them. You can go ahead and torque 

them. 

02 20 38 59 CDR Okay, I'll torque them at 39. 



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02 20 39 12 CDR That sure is a mighty super little platform, isn't 

it. 

02 20 39 16 CC Yeah, it's looking real sweet. 

02 21 00 29 LMP Houston, 16. 

02 21 00 31 CC Go ahead, l6 . 

02 21 00 35 LMP Okay, Pete, how about giving us a little recap on 

mideourse-2 burn as far as what y'all saw as chamber 
pressures and interface pressures? And how did the 
old SPS look, versus the calibrations? 

02 21 00 52 CC Roger. Stand by. We'll get it for you. 

02 21 18 11 CC l6, Houston. I've got the figures on this burn that 

you wanted, and I guess I can start out by talking 
about the meter biases to make sure that we're clear 
on that. There's a 15-psi bias on the oxygen tank 
pressure. It's reading high. On top of that, 
there is a meter bias of 8 psi, which is also high, 
so that our total bias on the oxygen onboard pres- 
sure reading is about 23 psi high - oxidizer, I'm 
sorry. And, on the fuel, it's T low, total, which 
is a meter bias . 

02 21 19 03 IMP Okay, we understand. 

02 21 19 05 CC Okay. Then, with those numbers in mind, the chamber 

pressure during that burn was 100 psi, and the num- 
bers that you should have read on board prior to 
the burn were oxidizer tank pressure 205 and fuel 
tank pressure ITT- And, after the burn, the num- 
bers you should have been reading were 197 oxidizer 
and 170 fuel. In other words, they both dropped - 
well, fuel - oxidizer dropped 8 and fuel dropped 
7 psi during the burn. The interface pressures 
preburn were oxidizer 18U and fuel 187 ; and, during 
the burn, they were 168 oxidizer, 172 fuel. And, 
after the burn, the interfaces were oxidizer 174 
and fuel 179. And all those look good to us. 



02 21 20 26 CMP Roger. We got you. 



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Page 2k& 

02 21 20 28 CC Okay, I don't know whether you noticed your pres- 

sures during the burn. It was a pretty short burn, 
"but the oxidizer tank should hce reed accux 205 
and the fuel tank about 175, during the cum. 

02 21 20 1+3 CDR Charlie was watching them. 

02 21 20 1+5 CC Okay. 

02 21 20 h& LMP Okay, Pete. During the burn, when the engine came 

on, the pressure started down. 

02 21 20 55 CC Roger. That's what - that's what should have 

happened. It was at 205 and 177 preburn and went 
to 197 and 170 postburn. That's oxidizer and fuel, 
respectively. And that's - - 

02 21 21 12 LMP Okay, that's what we saw. 

02 21 21 13 CC Roger. And that - and our guys say that's - a - 

that's a - The figures look real good to them. 
That's the kind of performance they expected. 

02 21 21 28 LMP Okay, now for L0I . When the engine comes on, the 

helium valves open, and I can expect the pressures 

to rise and my gage reading for oxidizer to sit 

around 200 and, for fuel, to be around - 1 - 175? 

02 21 21 1+6 CC Around 1 - that's 200 on oxidizer and around 170 on 

fuel, Charlie. 

02 21 21 53 LMP Okay, fine. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 1+6/1 
Page 2k9 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO- GROUUD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 21 28 10 CMP Houston, Casper. 

02 21 28 13 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

02 21 28 18 CMP Could you have somebody put a few words together 

for me on what happens if the IMU gets coarse 
aligned while average g is still on? I'm thinking 
about the - at the end of the burn. 

02 21 28 32 CC Okay, you - you're wondering about the situation 

when - if you get the glitch after the burn but 
while average g is still running? 

02 21 28 1+3 CMP Yes, sir. There's no chance of terminating aver- 

age g before that happens, and I'd kind of like to 
have some idea of what I might expect the - the 
navigation to do. 

02 21 28 55 CC Roger. We - we'll get you an answer on that, Ken. 

02 21 29 00 CMP Thank you, sir. 

02 21 30 50 CC 16, Houston. Can you - can you check for us and 

let us know whether Ken is on the biomed? Is Ken 
hooked up on the biomed? We're getting some 
strange readings . Could be a loose sensor. 

02 21 31 08 CMP It's pretty - it's pretty loose now; it's in my 

pocket . 

02 21 31 11 CC If it's in your pocket, that might account for it. 

02 21 31 15 CMP I'm not ignoring your - yeah, I'm not ignoring it; 

I just haven't had a chance to stop and put them 
on yet. I'll get to it first chance I get. 

02 21 31 22 CC Roger. That's fine. 

02 21 32 57 CDR Houston; over - this is l6. Over. 

02 21 32 59 CC Go ahead. 

02 21 33 03 CDR How's your biomed look now? 



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02 21 33 08 CC Stand by a minute. We'll look. 

02 21 33 30 CC We're still getting a noisy signal on the - on 

the biomed, l6. 

02 21 35 50 CDR Okay, Houston. We're maneuvering to the SIM bay 

door-jett attitude now. 

02 21 35 5k CC Roger; copy. 

02 21 36 03 CDR Don, how do you read me now? 

02 21 36 05 CC Read you loud and clear. We copied your maneuver. 

02 21 36 10 CDR Okay. Roger. I - I had to switch back to the 

Snoopy hat. That lightweight headset just isn't 
working out . 

02 21 36 20 CC Roger. 

02 21 36 21 CMP Okay, we're going through the SIM door-jett 

checklist, and I've got here a - a list of verifys 
I'm on page 1-7, step 10 - and it has SM/AC POWER 
on, and - and we haven't been on. With your con- 
currence, I'll go ahead and turn it on now. 

02 21 36 h2 CC Stand by 1. 

02 21 37 23 CC Okay, Casper, you can go ahead and turn the POWER 

on . 

02 21 37 28 CMP Thank you, sir. 

02 21 38 20 CMP Houston, I'm ready to put the PAN CAMERA POWER on 

to POWER. 

02 21 38 1+5 CC Okay, l6. Stand by a minute. 

02 21 38 56 CC Casper, we don't have any pan camera data yet. 

02 21 39 Oh CMP Okay, I haven't put the POWER on yet. I'm - the 

checklist says to stand by for MS FN cue. We have 
the DATA SYSTEM ON, the AUX TV is in the SCI, and 
we have SM/AC POWER on. PAN CAMERA switches are 
in STANDBY and OFF. 



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02 21 39 CC Okay, Casper. You can go ahead and turn the POWER 

on and we'll cue you when you - when to go to 
BOOST. 

02 21 39 47 CMP Okay, POWER'S coming on on. 

02 21 39 48 CMP MARK. Barber pole ' s good; back to gray. 

02 21 39 55 CC Roger; copy. 

02 21 la 05 CC Okay, Casper. You're GO for PAN CAMERA to BOOST. 

02 21 4l 12 CMP Okay. 

02 21 51 40 CDR Okay, Houston. Are we GO for SIM door jettison? 

Over. 

02 21 51 45 CC Stand by 1. 

02 21 51 52 CDR Okay. 

02 21 52 02 CC 16, we're standing by to arm the SM power buses. 

02 21 52 11 CMP Okay, I was going to hold up on that. I'll go 

ahead and give you a LOGIC POWER to jettison at 
this time. 

02 21 52 18 CC Roger. 

02 21 52 26 CMP Here comes LOGIC POWER JETT 1 to JETT and number 2, 

JETT. 

02 21 52 36 CDR Okay, they're armed. 

02 21 52 39 CC Roger; we show them armed. 

02 21 52 49 CC And we're GO for door jett. 

02 21 52 54 CDR Okay, understand GO for door jett. 

02 21 52 56 CC That's affirmative. 

02 21 58 32 CDR Thirty seconds to door jett. 

02 21 58 35 CC Roger; 30 seconds. 

02 21 58 53 CDR 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 



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02 21 59 02 CDR JETT. There it goes. 

02 21 59 05 CC Roger. 

02 21 59 lU CDR Okay, the door went, and I don't think anything 

changed much from what we could tell. 

02 21 59 21 CC Roger; copy. 

02 21 59 1+8 CDR Okay, Houston, we can watch it spinning around, 

out both the center window and Charlie's window, 
and it's quite a sight every time it comes around; 
the bright side front really flashes. 

02 22 00 00 CC Roger. 

02 22 00 55 CDR Okay, Houston, that was a pretty good bang. 

02 22 00 59 CC Roger. 

02 22 01 01 CDR The reason it was is on account of we're standing 

around here in our underwear, you know. That is, 
helmets and gloves off. 

02 22 01 10 CC Roger; copied that. 

02 22 01 12 LMP And - I guess the - the sound - the sound of it 

was about half of what you hear when the - when 
you're in the LM and - and the CMP's in here and he 
hears the pressure reg - the pressure release valve 
closing on him. 

02 22 01 32 CC Roger. 

02 22 01 35 LMP The cabin repress valve, that is. 

02 22 01 h2 CMP Okay, Don. All of the SIM bay configurati ons have 

been completed if you want to take a look at the 
data and see if there is anything that looks funny 
to you, I can recheck it. 

02 22 01 52 CC Okay, Casper. Stand by 1 and we'll take a look. 

02 22 02 39 LMP Okay, and we're going to P52 attitude now. 

02 22 02 kh CC Roger; copy. P52 attitude. 



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02 22 03 26 LMP Okay, the door has rapidly receded from us, and 

it's certainly hard to tell how far away it is, 
hut it's plenty far away; certainly no recontact 
problem. 

02 22 03 38 CC Roger; copied. And, Casper, the SIM hay looks 

okay. 

02 22 03 hf CMP Roger; thank you. 

02 22 03 1+9 CDR That's a good start. And, we used only about 

15 percent; we're reading magazine BB, 85 percent 
remaining. 

02 22 03 58 CC Magazine BB, 85 percent. 

02 22 09 02 CMP Houston, l6. Our LM/CM DELTA-P is 0.2 and the 

pressure equalization valve is open. Our cryo 
systems are configured. 

02 22 09 11 CC Roger; copied. LM/CM DELTA-P, 0.2. 

02 22 2k 59 CC 16, we've got an L0I preliminary pad and, if you'll 

go ACCEPT, we'll up-link data. 

02 22 25 08 CDR Okay, going to ACCEPT. 

02 22 26 03 LMP Houston, l6. Go ahead with your pad. 

02 22 26 06 CC Roger, l6. It's L0I preliminary, SPS/G&N; 663lk; 

plus 1.21, minus 0.1k; 07k: 28: 25.63; minus 2780.8, 
minus 0219.7, minus 0252.2; ROLL is all zips, 
PITCH 001, YAW is all zips; NOUN kk is 0170.0, 
plus 0058.3; 2800.8, 06:lU, 2793-5; sextant star, 
16, 2U2.9, 27. 1; the rest of the pad is NA; set 
stars, Sirius_and Rigel; 132; 196; 006. Ullage, 
none. Other: IM weight, 36287; single-hank burn 
time, 06: 28. 

02 22 28 11 CDR Okay, Houston. On the P30 pad readback, prelimin- 

ary LOI^ SPS/G&N; 66314; plus 1.21, minus 0.11+; 
07U: 28: 25". 63; minus 278O.8, minus 0219.7, minus 
0252.2; 000, 001, 000; 0170.0, plus 0058.3; 
2880.8, 06:1k, 2793-5; l6, 242.9, 21.1; Sirius and 
Rigel; 132; 196; 006; no ullage; LM weight, 36287; 
single-bank burn time 06 plus 28. 



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02 22 28 58 CC Charlie, let's check DELTA- V . It should read 

at 2800.8. 



02 


22 


29 


15 


LMP 


02 


22 


29 


18 


CC 


02 


22 


29 


37 


CC 


02 


22 


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1+7 


LMP 


02 


22 


29 


52 


CC 


02 


22 


31 


13 


CC 



Okay, 2800.8. Thank you. 
Roger; that's adjusted correct. 

16, you can have the computer and back to BLOCK. 

Back - back to BLOCK, Houston. 

Roger. 

And, Casper; Houston. We haven't forgotten your 
question about what happens if the glitch occurs 
while average g is running. We're still putting 
together a nice neat summary for you; we'll come 
up with it a little later. 



02 22 31 31 CDR Okay, and I guess it's to tell us what the re- 

siduals are doing more than anything else and we'd 
like to know that. 



02 


22 


31 


38 


CC 


Okay. 


02 


22 


32 


32 


CC 


l6, we're still seeing intermittent data which 
indicates that one biomed sensor is probably lo< 
on the CMP. 


02 


22 


32 


1+8 


LMP 


Okay, Houston. You've been looking at John's 
biomed; Ken's getting suited up right now with '. 


02 


22 


32 


58 


CDR 


Okay, which one is it, ZPN or heart rate? Over 


02 


22 


33 


03 


CC 


It's EKG, John. 


02 


22 


33 


15 


CC 


16 , you can terminate battery A charge. 


02 


22 


33 


21+ 


LMP 


Okay. 


02 


22 


1+5 


1+1 


CDR 


Houston, Apollo l6. Over. 


02 


22 


U5 


1+3 


CC 


Go ahead, l6. 


02 


22 




1+8 


CDR 


Okay, in a minute and 1+0 seconds, zhe bias went 



from 100 to 101.1. 



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02 22 1*6 00 CC Roger; we copy and 

02 22 1+6 01 CDR ... a hundred. 

02 22 1+6 02 CC The G&C says that's okay. 

02 22 1+6 08 CDR Sounds good to us, too. 

02 22 U6 11 CC Roger. 

02 22 52 25 CC l6, Houston. Voice check. 

02 22 52 29 CDR Roger; we're still here. 

02 22 52 31 CC Roger; loud and clear. 

02 22 51+ 1+6 CDR Houston, let me read you a note I found in the 

Flight Plan here right at 38 hours. Over. 

02 22 5U 53 CC At 38 hours? 

02 22 5U 58 CDR That's affirmative. I woke up after the first 

night and I find this note in here from Ken. It 
says: "John" - says - "We have had some sort of 
IMU or CMC hardware problem. Right after you went 
to sleep at 38 hours, the platform coarse aligned 
itself; we got it back with an Earth/Sun alignment. 
Fortunately, MCC had high belt [sic] rate all the 
time and we'll work it out tomorrow. Sleep tight." 
Signed, PK (laughter). And I got up the next 
morning and I saw that in there, and I said, "Boy, 
that Ken's sure got a funny sense of humor." 

02 22 55 37 CC Yeah, I - I guess we would concur with that funny 

sense of humor. We had some guys here laugh all 
night . 

02 22 55 50 CDR Yeah, I (laughter) I guess I didn't believe the 

note (laughter). 

02 22 55 56 CC I - I can understand that. 

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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO -GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

02 22 58 35 CMP Hello, Donald. Are you still there? 

02 22 58 37 CC Affirmative, still with you. 

02 22 58 1+3 CMP Okay, you want to have them take a look at the 

biomed data? 

02 22 58 52 CC Roger, Ken. We're doing that now. 

02 22 59 13 CC 16, it looks like the SIM bay temps are coming up 

a little. We may have to change our roll angle. 
We'll come up with an angle for you in just a 
minute. 

02 22 59 2h CMP Okay. 

02 22 59 25 CC And the biomode - med data looks good now. 

02 22 59 31 CMP All right, sir. And just as a curiosity item, you 

might note that it takes - with two of us working 
on putting those things on, it took us 15 minutes 
to put the data on and get hooked up. And I guess 
by yourself, it takes about 20 because you've got 
to use a mirror to see some of that. 

02 22 59 1+9 CC Roger. 

02 23 00 16 CC Okay, 16. We want you to go to a roll of 020 with 

the same pitch and yaw angles that you have now. 
And you should be able to do the P52 in the new 
attitude, and the high gain should stay locked up. 

02 23 00 3l+ CMP Roger. 

02 23 01 07 CMP Okay, . . . 

02 23 05 53 CDR Delta ... 59 

02 23 06 00 CC 16, you're very, very weak. Say again. 

02 23 06 12 CDR I said, we're there. I guess your temps will be 

stabilizing now. 



02 23 06 18 CC 



Roger; copy. 



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02 22 08 J+6 CMP Don, how about if we go ahead and do our ?52s now? 

02 23 08 55 CC Okay. Go ahead, Ken. 

02 23 09 00 CMP All righty, thank you. 

02 23 11 06 CC Casper, would you verify that you are gonna load 

the - the DAP and then the EMP 509 before you do 
the P52? 

02 23 11 16 CMP That's in work right now. 

02 23 11 19 CC Roger. Thank you. 

02 23 11 29 CMP Yeah, I guess you saw us get out of sequence there 

a little, but we're - we're back on now. 

02 23 11 3h CC Roger. We understand. 

02 23 13 29 CC Casper, hold up on your procedure there a minute. 

02 23 13 35 CMP Okay; holding. You're pretty good. You stopped 

old Casper in midpunch. 

02 23 lU 32 CC Casper, apparently it's necessary to load the nor- 

mal DAP before you load the EMP, because once 
you've loaded the Saturn DAP, the LM weight and 
that sort of thing will not be accepted by the CMC. 
So we'd like to have you take the EMP out, load the 
normal DAP, and then load the EM? back in. We 
should of told you about that earlier, I guess. 
It slipped by. 

02 23 15 08 CMP Well, that's okay. I stopped and wondered about 

it, and then I decided I couldn't think of any 
reason why it wouldn't work the way we did it. 
Okay, we're back in sync now. Now we can start 
with 509. Is that affirmative? 

02 23 15 20 CC You've loaded the - the normal DAP now? 

02 23 15 29 CMP That's affirmative. 

02 23 15 33 CC Stand by just a minute. We're looking at it. 

02 23 15 ^5 CC Okay, Ken. It looks real good, and you can go 

ahead now with the EMP and the ?52. 



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02 23 15 5h CMP Okay, will do. I kind of like this attitude you 

picked, Don. It's got the old Earth in the 
telescope. 

02 23 16 02 CC Hey, wonderful 

02 23 16 03 CMP -•• pretty. 

02 23 16 06 CC Plot board says you should be just about over 

Africa - - 

02 23 16 08 CMP - - ... picked this attitude for esthetic reasons. 

Well, it's orange. I guess that - that's sort of 
saying something. 

02 23 16 20 CC Right. 

02 23 18 10 CMP Don, would you ask the guidance guys to take a 

look at ... I'm sure it ' s a typical thing, I just 
never noticed. I was watching the optics zero the 
other night, and using 1691 as the way to do that. 
And here again I - I watched it, and at the com- 
pletion of the zero, it looks like it went to - 
the register 2 display now, and I'm still in zero. 
I just thought that was kind of curious. Is that 
a bit size or something? 

02 23 18 1+0 CC Stand by 1. We'll look at it. 

02 23 18 56 CMP I've taken it out of ZERO now. That's why it's 

counting. Then we'll go ahead with the 52. 

02 23 18 58 CC I understand you're taking it out of ZERO now. 

02 23 19 03 CMP It was out of ZERO when it started counting. It 

went from U03 up to what you see now. 

02 23 19 09 CC Roger. 

02 23 19 10 CMP And that's due to trunnion trip. 

02 23 19 15 CC Roger. 

02 23 22 23 CMP Don, is there any reason to torque these since we're 

getting ready to go to an option 1? 

02 23 22 27 CC Stand by a minute. 



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02 23 22 3h CC Go ahead and torque them. And, Ken, could you 

check your - your mike placement? You're very, 
very weak. 

02 23 22 59 CMP Okay, Don. Is that any better? 

02 23 23 01 CC Yes, that's some "better, Ken. Thank you. 

02 23 23 07 CMP And we'll torque them at 23:10. 

02 23 23 10 CC Roger. 

02 23 31 30 CMP Don, just out of more academic interest, it turns 

out that the pea [?] packs and the - and the 
NOUN 91s are exactly the same. 

02 23 31 ^0 CC Roger; understand. 

02 23 32 10 CMP Yeah, Don, what I was gonna say is that the - the 

peapacks [?] on the shaft are within - yeah - the 
readability of the DSKY. The trunnion then seems 
to be off by about 2/100, which I think is a pretty 
fine agreement. And for the interest of some of" 
those people who are talking about these optics 
and whether they drift or not, if you can watch 
1691 right now, you'll find that I'm in - the 
MODE is MANUAL and I'm in DIRECT, and you can watch 
them drift slowly. And at low rate, I'll go to 
RESOLVE, and they drift at approximately the same 
rate. There seemed to be some question about that 
earlier. I thought - some of the guys in the back 
might be interested in that. 

02 23 33 02 CC Roger. Copy. Thank you. 

02 23 33 32 CC Okay, Casper, for your information, although we had 

you going ahead and load EMP 509 prior to the P52, 
it was not absolutely necessary at that point be- 
cause you did this P52 under SCS control . And any- 
time you're under SCS control, that TVC relay is not- 
enabled. So you really don't have the problem. 
There's no way that glitch can get to you. But we 
wanted - we had to have the EMP 509 loaded eventu- 
ally, so we figured we'd go ahead and let you get 
it in now. 



02 23 3^ 07 CMP 



Okay. I understand that, and thank you very much. 



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02 23 3l+ l 1 * CC Roger. 

02 23 3l+ 15 CMP And with all this stuff over the next few days, it 

wouldn't hurt to keep a list of those things down 
there and connect - and kind of stay with me on 
those things to "be sure I don't get one of them 
out of sync . 

02 23 3l+ 28 CC Roger. We'll follow you. 

02 23 1+6 22 CC Casper, Houston. When you get a few minutes to 

talk, we've got a little philosophy - philosophy 
on the use of the EMP 509 in lunar orbit. 

02 23 1+6 1+8 LMP Okay, can you stand "by just a minute, please? 

02 23 1+6 50 CC Roger. Will do. 

02 23 1+6 52 LMP Pete, we moved the eat period up a little hit. 

We're getting all the food ready here. 

02 23 1+6 58 CC Roger. This can stand by for quite a while. 

02 23 1+7 07 CMP Okay, I'll come back to you in about 10 minutes 

with all that . 

02 23 1+7 09 CC Okay, Ken. Good enough; thank you. 

02 23 5I+ 23 CMP Okay, Don. I 'm - I got some free hands now, and 

got my little note pad out, and I'm ready to listen 
and copy and discuss anything you got on this stuff. 

02 23 5I+ 31 CC Okay. I guess, Ken, the first thing we'll talk 

about is the use of the EMP in lunar orbit , that 
is when you're - when you're alone in the space- 
craft. We - we do not plan to run EMP 509 con- 
tinuously, primarily because if you do, you don't 
have gimbal lock through gimbal lock protection. 
What we will do is we will run it during programs 
that involve TVC enable relay cycling, except for 
P52. Now, that means that we will run it for SPS 
burns, and you already have the procedures for L0I 
and D0I, and for other burns. The procedures will 
stay the same except that we may change the time 
sequences for doing some of the items. We will 
also run the EMP 509 for P2l+ and for rendezvous, 
and we're having MIT verify that compatibility at 
the present time. We'll come 



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with more details later. And during P52 with the 
P20 option 5, our current procedures call for 
going CMC, FREE. Instead of doing that, what we'll 
do is we'll go to this SPACECRAFT CONTROL, SCS; 
put the RATE switch HIGH; and BMAG MODE, RATE 2. 
And that way, the rate damping level is below your 
orb rate, and so your SCS, as far as control is 
concerned, will be equivalent to CMC, FREE. How- 
ever, by going to SCS control, if you want to check 
back on that list of set and reset conditions, 
you'll find that by going to SCS control, we elimi- 
nate the possibility of getting this glitch. 

02 23 56 ^-3 CMP Okay; would you say again how we're gonna handle P - 

nominally P20 option 5; we will not use 509- Is 
that correct? 

02 23 56 55 CC That's affirmative. We will not use 509 during P20 

option 5- 

02 23 57 03 CMP Okay. And when we come to do a P52, we will still 

not use the option - the 509 - we're gonna go to 
SCS control and use RATE HIGH and MAX DEAD BAND . 
Is that correct? 

02 23 57 23 CC Okay; RATE HIGH and MAX DEADBAND is okay, but G&C 

tells me you really - that the DEADBAND - you don't 
need to go to MAX, it's - it's kind of immaterial 
which position you put the switch in. You do need 
the RATE switch in HIGH, and you need BMAG MODE, 
RATE 2. That way you don't have an attitude con- 
trol situation. You have a rate control situation, 
but the level is high enough that it's well above 
the orb rate, and so the SCS will be equivalent to 
going CMC, FREE. 

02 23 58 02 CMP Okay; I understand that. Thank you. 

02 23 58 03 CC Okeydoke; and 

02 23 58 0k CMP I'll leave it in DEADBAND and RATE, HIGH. 

02 23 58 06 CC Roger. And we'll get more details to you later cn 

the F2k and the rendezvous . 



02 23 58 17 CMP 



Okay. Doing good work. 



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02 23 58 3T CC Ken, there's one other comment here. If you are 

gonna, at some point in lunar orbit, do quite a 
bit of OPTICS switching, like MANUAL and AUTOMATIC 
and that sort of thing, we would suggest in that 
case that you load EMP 509 hefore you start playing 
with the optics and take it out again when you're 
finished. 

02 23 58 55 CMP Okay; any time we're doing that - I assume that 

means like in - when we're doing the landmark 
tracking, both high and low, and it's my under- 
standing from the comments we got now that the only 
time 509 can get me in trouble is if I leave it 
enabled during thrusting. 

02 23 59 21 CC That in general is - - 

02 23 59 22 CMP - - and also . . . the automatic gimbal stop. 

02 23 59 26 CC That's absolutely correct, Ken. Those are the two 

cases . 

02 23 59 30 CMP All right, sir. Thank you very much. Hey, you 

might tell Tom Holloway that his little note pad 
has really come in handy. That's super. 

02 23 59 U0 CC He's sitting here smiling and giving me the thumbs 

up right now. 

03 00 00 10 CMP Charlie just asked that everybody lock the doors 

until he finds his pea soup. 

03 00 03 06 CMP Don, how about if I put off this scan ratio thing 

another 10 minutes? 

03 00 03 13 CC Stand by 1. 

03 00 03 IT CMP Okay, we're going ahead and get it out. 

03 00 03 19 CC Okay. 

03 00 03 21 CMP SHIELD is OFF at this time; we'll turn back in 

10 minutes . 



03 00 03 25 CC 



Roger. 



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03 00 05 31 CC And, l6, I've got a TEI-1+ pad, if you're ready to 

copy. 

03 00 05 Ul CMP You caught us at dessert. 

03 00 05 hk CC Roger; we'll stand "by. 

03 00 05 hg CMP Thank you, Don. 

03 00 06 34 LMP Okay, Pete. Go ahead with you P30 pad. 

03 00 06 39 CC Stand by just a minute, Charlie. 

03 00 06 51 CC Okay, Charlie. TEI-4, SPS/G&N; 1+1534; plus 0.6U, 

plus 1.35; 083:07:1^.13; plus 3289-6, plus 1150.1, 
minus 0327-6; l8l, 056, 022. The rest of the pad^ 
is NA. Set stars, Sirius and Rigel; 131; 071; 014. 
Ullage, two jets, 17 seconds. Under Other: 1, 
burn undocked; 2, assumes no DO I ; 3, assumes landinp 
site REFSMMAT; k, with LOI REFSMMAT; roll, 179; 
pitch, 183; yaw, OlU. 

03 00 08 1+6 LMP Okay, Houston. TEI-U is SPS/G&N; 41534; plus 0 .6h , 

plus 1.35; 083:07:14.13; plus 3289-6, plus 1150.1, 
minus 0327.6; l8l , 056, 022. Sirius and Rigel; 
131; 071; 014 ; two jets, 17 seconds. One is burn 
is undocked; 2, assumes no DOI; 3, landing site 
REFSMMAT; *+, LOI REFSMMAT; 179; 183; OlU . Over. 

03 00 09 20 CC That's affirmative, Charlie. 

03 00 13 02 LMP Pete, l6 here. Looking through the telesccpe at 

the Earth - It's sure apparent that we live cr. a 
pretty planet. The colors are just such ... such 
... such ... lot more vivid (laughter) than any 
of the photographs . 

03 00 13 '26 CC Roger. We understand. We were just sitting here 

enjoying some of the beauties of Earth ourselves. 

03 00 13 37 CDR Somebody new serving coffee, huh? 

03 00 13 1+2 CC That's affirmative. 

03 00 13 U8 CDR I'm wise to you new people. 

03 00 13 56 LMP How many pots has the MOCR gone through already? 



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03 00 13 59 CC We'll have to get you a count, but Jerry says it's 

a new record. 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUUD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 00 30 12 CC 16 - 16, Houston. I've got a map update, rev 1. 

It's at about 73:20 in the Flight Plan, and also 
I've got some answers to Ken's earlier question 
about this glitch and what if it occurs following 
a burn. 

03 00 30 3*+ CMP Go ahead. 

03 00 30 37 CC Okay. Map update, rev 1. LOS: 07 h: 17: Ul; 180 de- 

03 3 grees: 0t\:31:39. AOS with LOI : 07^:50:05; with- 

out LOI: 07^: ^2: 08. 

03 00 31 10 CMP Okay; 07^17:Ul; 07^:31:39; 07l+:50:05; 07U:U2:08. 

03 00 31 25 CC That's affirmative. Okay. Now, Ken, on this 

other question. As we understood your question, 
you're concerned about what happens after - at 
2.5 seconds after the burn when you switch hack 
to the RCS DAP and cycle this relay. What happens 
if you get the glitch, and it looks like there are 
two cases. Either you get a - a yaw glitch of 
sufficient magnitude to put you into coarse align, 
or you get some kind of glitch that could be in 
roll, pitch, or yaw hut does not put you into 
coarse align. If you go into coarse align, the 
nav is no good, and the NOUN 85s are no good, and 
in that case, we'd like you to exit average g as 
soon as possible by - by exiting the program. If 
you're not in coarse align, the nav is good, but 
the NOUN 85s are still no good. 

03 00 32 37 CMP Okay. Okay. We've got you. 

03 00 32 1+2 CC Roger. 

03 00 32 1+5 CMP Particularly in LOI , since there's no trim; that's 

only a problem for - for recording purposes anyhow. 

03 00 32 53 CC Roger. That's correct. 

03 00 32 57 CMP Okay. Thank you very much. 



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03 00 39 32 CC 16, Houston. I've get three items to go in the 

Plight Plan. At about 79:29 is the first one, 
and if we can get these in, that will finish up 
the Flight Plan updates for today. 

03 00 39 49 CMP Okay. Press on. 

03 00 39 51 CC Okay. At 79:29, right at the bottom of the page 

there, we want to add "Load EMP 509 j" and at 
79:3 - - 

03 00 ho 07 CMP - - ... behind "Load NOUN 89." 

03 00 h0 12 CC That's affirmative. After. It should follow the 

"Load NOUN 89." 

03 00 40 23 CMP Okay. I've added "Load 509" after "Load NOUN 89." 

03 00 1+0 29 CC That's affirmative. And at 79:38, we want to 

delete the VERB 1+8 there, and that's not associated 
with the 509. That's simply because that's re- 
dundant. You're already in that DAP configuration. 

03 00 1+0 51 CMP Okay. 

03 00 1+0 53 CC And at - 79:^2, right after the MSFTT update block 

there, add "Terminate MP 509 after P2l+ completed." 

03 00 41 19 CMP Okay. "Terminate 509 after P2l+ completed." Now 

let me - Is that the last one or you got some 
more? 

03 00 1+1 26 CC That's all of them. 

03 00 1+1 30 CMP Okay. Let me read them back to you where I've got 

them to make sure I have it all right. At about 
79:29-1/2 on the page, I've written "Load 509 •" 
I have deleted the VERB 1+8 which occurs at 79:33; 
and 79:^1 - h2 , I've got "Terminate 509 after P2l+ 
is completed." 

03 00 1+1 55 CC That's correct, Ken. 

03 00 1+1 59 CMP Okay. Thank you. 



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03 00 1+2 19 CMP And, Don, on this first rev, if we wanted to take 

some pictures or something, can we stick with 
magazine November November? I can't tell right now 
what that's scheduled for. Or should we use maga- 
zine Victor? 

03 00 1+2 38 CC Stand by. We'll let you know. 

03 00 1+2 1+2 CMP Thank you, sir. 

03 00 1+1+ 38 CC Casper, November November looks pretty low on the 

pad. You should get a magazine Victor. 

03 00 1+1+ 1+8 IMP Thank you. 

03 00 1+1+ 50 CMP Okay. Thanks. 

03 00 1+8 16 CC 16, Houston. We've got a couple more words on the 

LM paint-peeling problem. Apparently, it has been 
duplicated now in a vacuum chamber, and it does not 
appear to be any kind of a problem as far as the 
mission is concerned. 

03 00 1+8 37 CMP Well, that's fine to hear. Thank you now. 

03 00 1+8 1+0 CC Roger. It's nothing leaking; it's just the paint 

itself. 

03 00 1+8 1+8 CMP Okay. 

03 00 52 10 CDR Don, we're getting ready to start into the second- 

ary glycol loop check. 

03 00 52 19 CC Okay. We're ready to follow. 

03 00 52 33 CDR Okay. The SECONDARY COOL LOOP PUMP is about to 

go OFF. 

03 00 52 39 CC Roger. 

03 00 53 1+5 CDR PUMP ACl's on on the SECONDARY LOOP. 

03 00 53 1+9 CC Roger. 

03 00 5I+ 27 CDR Okay. And we see the outlet temperature decreasing, 

03 00 5U 29 CC Roger. 



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03 00 56 28 CMP Houston, 16. Are y'all satisfied with the nitrogen 

pressures on the SPS? 

03 00 56 3h CC That's affirmative. 

03 00 56 hi CMP Thank you. 

03 00 58 57 CMP Houston, LM/CM DELTA-P is 0.2 again. 

03 00 59 Oh CC Roger. LM/CM DELTA-P, 0.2. 

03 01 02 23 CDR Houston, I just got my head unlocked and wiggled 

it out of window number 1 , and we have a half-Moon 
in earthshine. It is really pretty. 

03 01 02 36 CC Roger. 

03 01 02 38 CDR Got so many ... You can see all the - you know, 

you can see all the prominent features and little 
sharp craters like - I think I'm looking at Kepler. 
It's out there in the middle of the mare. It's 
just beautiful. And that's all earthshine. 

03 01 02 53 CC Roger. 

03 01 02 56 CDR Yes, and it's just about - it's like two-thirds of 

the window, if I've got my hand no more than 
6 inches from it. You know, on the - on the dark 
side, you can see a big dark disk, and I think the 
reason I can see it is it's the solar corona 
that's illuminating around the back side. And I 
can see a star within - well, maybe it's -within a 
degree of the Moon's disk. 

03 01 03 26 CC Roger. 

03 01 01+ 21 CC Could we get the LMP to confirm that that's really 

the Moon and not the Earth you're looking at? 

03 01 01+ 28 LMP Hey, babe, this is really the Moon. It's the most 

awe-inspiring sight I've ever seen in my life. 
Looks like the door that just hung out there in 
the middle of blackness. It's really beautiful 
Pete. 



03 01 Oh \2 CC 



Roger. 



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03 01 0U 1+3 CMP And you can make out all the features on the thing. 

I can see . . . , and you can see up into the Procel- 
larum - and in the "basins in there. You can even 
see the outer rings of Orientale. And you can't 
see the "basin itself but you can see it's outer 
rings . 

03 01 05 07 CC Sounds beautiful, Ken. 

03 01 05 13 CMP And looking at our present orientation, I can tell 

that our new attitude will be perfect for L0I. 

03 01 05 29 CC Roger. 

03 01 06 57 CC Ken, just for your information - The reading that 

you got when you zeroed the optics on the NOUN 91s 
there was considered normal, and it's like a single- 
bit - or less than a single-bit error. And the 
other thing I wanted to pass on was that this 
EMP 509 has been verified by MIT for use with P2k 
and during rendezvous. 

03 01 07 26 CMP Okay, thank you. 

03 01 07 50 CMP Don, we're gonna waste the two frames of VHBW. 

Could you tell me if it's better to - to use SS 
or TT? 

03 01 08 01 CC Stand by. 

03 01 08 33 CC Magazine TT, Ken. 

03 01 08 kk CMP We copy. 

03 01 10 39 CMP Okay. I'm up to three exposures on magazine TT. 

03 01 10 1+3 CC Roger. 

03 01 11 30 CMP Houston, 16. Do you have any objections to our 

going to the burn attitude now? 

03 01 11 hO CC Stand by a minute. 

03 01 11 57 CMP Was that affirmative or negative? Over. 

03 01 11 59 CC Stand by 1. 



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03 01 12 06 CC 16, give us POO and ACCEPT , and we'll give you 

your up-links, and then you can maneuver. 

03 01 12 18 CMP POO and ACCEPT. 

03 01 12 20 CC Roger. 

03 01 Ik 08 CDR Okay, Houston. The reason we would like to go now 

is it looks to me like you can't get there without 
going through gimbal lock, but we want to see what 
the DAP wants us to do . 

03 01 lh IT CC Roger. Understand. 

03 01 15 12 CC Okay, l6. You can start maneuvering, and we'll 

help you watch the gimbal lock situation, and also, 
I have an LOI pad when - whenever you're ready to 
copy. 

03 01 15 28 LMP Go ahead, Pete. 

03 01 15 31 CC Okay. LOI, SPS/G&N; 663lk ; plus 1.21, minus 0.1k; 

07^:28:27.22; minus 2781.6, minus 0219-6, minus 
0256.2; 000, 001, 000; NOUN hh 0170.0, plus 
0058.3; 2802.0, 6:lU, 279^-7; sextant star 16, 
21+2-9, 27.1. Rest of the pad is NA. Set stars, 
Sirius and Rigel; 132; 196; 006. Ullage, none. 
LM weight, 36287. Single-hank burn time, 6:28. 

03 01 17 2k LMP Okay. We copy LOI, SPS/G&N; 6631*+; plus 1.21, 

minus O.lL; 07^:28:27-22; minus 2781.6, minus 
0219-6, minus 0256.2; 000, 001, 000; 0170.0, plus 
0058.3; 2802.0, 6:1k; 279^-7; 16, 2U2.9, 27.1. 
Rest of the pad is NA. Sirius and Rigel; 132; 
196; 006. No ullage. LM weight, 36287. Single- 
bank burn time, 6:28. Over. 

03 01 18 15 CC That's affirmative, Charlie. 

03 01 25 37 CC OMNI Delta, l6; OMNI Delta. 

03 01 28 27 CC 16, Houston. How do you read? 

03 01 28 32 LMP I read you 5 by here in OMNI Delta. 

03 01 28 35 CC Roger. You're 5 by also. 

03 01 32 31 CC 16, Houston. Voice check. 



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03 


01 


32 37 


LMP 


Roger; 5 ty, Pete. 


03 


01 


32 39 


CC 


You're loud and clear, Charlie. 


03 


01 


32 hh 


LMP 


Okay. We're going to the sextant star check. 


03 


01 


32 hi 


CC 


Roger . 


03 


01 


36 01 


LMP 


... sitting right in the middle there, Houston. 


03 


01 


36 06 


CC 


Roger. Very good. 


03 


01 


56 55 


CC 


16, would you stow the high gain antenna, please? 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 02 Oh 21 


CC 


16, you're GO for LOI. 




03 02 Ok 28 


CDR 


16. Roger. GO for LOI. 




03 02 12 22 


CMP 


Houston, we're preparing for the 


gimbal drive check. 


03 02 12 25 


CC 


Roger . 




03 02 12 po 




Olcav we've completed the gimbal 
now going to terminate 509- 


drive check. We're 


03 02 13 02 


CC 


Roger. 




03 02 13 


CDR 


Okay, 509' s out of there. How's 


it look? 


03 02 13 50 


CC 


Looks real good, 16. 




03 02 13 56 


CDR 


Okay . 




03 02 15 **3 


CC 


16, we're a couple minutes from 
the next pass . 


LOS. See you on 


03 02 15 52 


CDR 


Okay, we'll be there. 





03 02 28 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 1 

03 02 51 10 CDR Hello, Houston. Sweet l6 has arrived. 

03 02 51 lU CC Roger, 16. Copy you loud and clear. 

03 02 51 20 LMP Okay, Pete. Super double fantastic burn. If you're 

ready, I'll give you a burn status report. 

03 02 51 31 CC Okay, go ahead, John. 

03 02 51 3h LMP Okay, DELTA-T ±g was 0, 6l5 burn - 06:15-1 burn 

time plus 2803.9, trim . ..; residuals, plus 0.2, 
minus 0, minus 0.1. DELTA-V^ is minus 5-5; fuel, 

376, OX, 371; 150, unbalance, decrease. Okay, at 
ignition, we got a momentary SPS light; then it 
went out. During the burn, the oxidizer pressure 



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read 200. The fuel side vas a little bit low, and 
it was about 165 on my gage. After shutdown, the 
fuel side climbed to 170. The oxidizer vent; to 
about 202 with an SPS light, and we've still got 
it . Over . 

03 02 52 33 CC Roger. We copied everything except the roll, pitch, 

and yaw, which was blacked out by some noise. 

03 02 52 Ul LMP Okay, the trim attitude - we did not trim. The 

residuals were as we gave you after the burn. Our 
attitude was 005, 358, 002. Over. 

03 02 52 53 CC Roger. We copy. 

03 02 53 01 CDR And it was a slight transient, when the second bank 

was lit, that I don't remember from previous burns. 
You might look at that data, but it was super. 

03 02 53 13 CC Roger. Copy. 

03 02 53 ll+ CMP And it appeared to me that the chamber pressure 

had dropped off just as we brought the second 
bank on . 

03 02 53 25 CDR And as you can see, we're in IJO.h by 58.3 according 

to the old computer, and that baby just rifled it 
right down the line. 

03 02 53 36 CC All righty. 

03 02 53 37 CDR Everybody is looking out their window. And right 

now, we're looking right down at Crater King, and 
it's just as fantastic as it always has been. 

03 02 53 1*8 CC Roger. 

03 02 53 1*9 CDR You can see those little dark - those little dark - 

look like volcanic black spots up - up in the 
north sector of it, and you can see the central 
peaks with a - with a varied - very white central 
peaks covered by lighter gray - gray-brown material 
that sort of looked like somebody painted it on 
there with a - with a - with a paintbrush. 

03 02 51* 39 CMP And, Pete, your first view at Tsiolkovsky out of 

my window is pretty - it's a spectacular sight the 



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way that - looks like a marshmallov float - a 
central peak floating in the top of a hot chocolate, 

03 02 5U 55 CDR Yeah, you - it - it's like - three guys - they've 

each got a window, and we're staring at - at the 
ground. It's really - Boy, this has got to be the 
neatest way to make a living anybody's ever invented. 

03 02 56 20 LMP Pete, 16 here. Another pretty sight we had before 

burn was the earthset . It - really quite a view. 

03 02 56 33 CC We're all sitting here listening, Charlie. Tell 

us about it . 

03 02 57 Ik LMP Pete, you got - a - MAPPING - or the PAN CAMERA 

POWER'S - is on? 

03 02 57 21 CC Okay, PAN CAMERA POWER on. 

03 02 58 00 CDR How'd the S-IVB look? 

03 02 58 07 CC It hasn't happened yet, John. It's about another - 

9 minutes or so. 

03 02 58 25 CDR I - I trust we're not getting there the same time 

it does. 

03 02 58 29 CC I trust. 

03 02 58 33 CDR Okay. 

03 02 59 hi CC It - it's going to hit on the southwest corner of 

Reinhold, Ken. 

03 02 59 1+6 CDR Say again, Pete. 

03 02 59 hi CC Tell Ken it's going to hit on the southwest corner 

of Reinhold. He should know where that is. 

03 02 59 55 CDR I'm sure he does. 

03 02 59 58 CMP Okay. Let me get the binoculars out here - playing 

with them there. It's pretty interesting. I tell 
you, all that time spent with Farouk sure really 's 
going to pay off, because it does look like old 
home. 



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03 03 00 15 CC That's good, Ken. 

03 03 00 16 CMP The lawn needs mowing and all that. 

03 03 00 28 CC Okay, Casper, PAN CAMERA POWER, OFF. 

03 03 00 36 LMP Roger. 

03 03 03 21 LMP Pete, looking out at the hori zon , you can really 

tell you're in the highlands. The horizon is 
really Jagged looking. 

03 03 03 31 CC Looks like coming up on the Rockies, huh? 

03 03 03 3^ CDR Of course, we're start - we're starting to come 

up over the flatlands now, over the Smyth Sea. 
I remember a landmarking track down there on 
Apollo 10. It's still there. You can't really 
tell by looking at it that the Smyth Sea is 
any - any deeper or lower than the data shows it 
is right in the surrounding terrain. 

03 03 03 59 CC Roger. 

03 03 06 17 CDR The submerged craters in Smythii remind me a lot 

of a - coral atolls ^__They just got the ridges 
sticking up, you know, and the - and the bottoms of 
them appear to be flooded with the same material 
that's in Smyth. 

03 03 06 i+0 CC We're digging out a map now, 16, to take a look 

at it . 

03 03 07 U2 CDR We're going to get a close-in picture of Humboldt 

here, as we come up, because we'll probably miss 
it on the next round. 

03 03 07 h9 CC Roger. 

03 03 08 0k CDR That's real - it's really a fascinating crater, the 

way the dark mare has got in - sort of like a path 
around the edges, and - and there's a fracture 
pattern running across it, and it has some very 
prominent central peaks that are very white. But 
it has every contrast and color on the Moon. 



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03 03 08 31 CC Roger. 

03 08 08 38 CDR Boy, those fracture patterns running down through 

it are white - appear to he white, layered fracture 
patterns. They look like somebody's drawn them on 
there with a piece of chalk. 

03 03 09 38 CC S-IVB has impacted. 

03 03 09 **5 CDR Okay. 

03 03 13 15 CDR Houston, out my window is fine now. We got 

Petavius with it's central dome of - a whitish 
cap - dome, and it's a fairly subdued crater, and 
the lineations running into it - the rilles or 
whatever they are - are Just like it's drawn on 
the map here. 

03 03 13 hk CDR Some of those central domes are exceptionally dark, 

and they have exceptionally dark material running 
down a white surface. You can see that. 

03 03 l6 03 CMP With the binoculars, we passed over Langrenus , and 

you can see blocks on the tops of the central 
peak, and some features that probably are there 
that I just haven't noticed before in that central 
feature. You can see an awful lot of - looks like 
a - the demarcation where the central feature - 
looks like a crack in it - has a whole ring of 
craters that kind of dots that boundary. And then, 
you see some more of those little craters up along 
near the top of the central lineament also. And 
you Just don't see those kind of things stand out 
at you without the binoculars. 

03 03 16 1+0 CC Roger. 

03 03 16 hk CMP I could also say that the binoculars at 10 power is 

the maximum you can hold in your hand. You got to 
get yourself set up very nicely for it before you 
start . 

03 03 16 53 CC Roger. 

03 03 17 11 LMP And we're coming up over the Messier A and B 

Craters . 



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03 03 23 26 LMP Houston, we're coming up on Theophilus now. 

Central peak's in the shadows, and the - As we 
approach the terminator, looking out towards the 
horizon, it really looks rugged. 

03 03 23 39 CC Roger. 

03 03 2h kl CC 16, if you'll give us the computer and go ACCEPT, 

we'll give you a REFSMMAT. 

03 03 2k 52 CDR You've got it. 

03 03 25 55 CDR Just now looking at the Altai Scarp and, boy, it's 

well named in this lighting. 

03 03 26 01 CC Roger. 

03 03 26 07 CDR Looks like the walls are vertical. I'll admit the 

lighting exaggerates it, hut that's how it looks. 

03 03 26 12 CC Roger. Copy. 

03 03 26 21 CC And, 16, we're finished with the up-link. 

03 03 26 28 CMP Okay, back to BLOCK. 

03 03 28 k8 CMP In this lighting, you can see the Crater Descartes, 

and it stand s o ut much b igger than you woul d ex pect 
because of the low Sun angle. And - in fact I had 
to look in to my map in order to make sure that 
w as what _I was looking at . And th e mater i al th at 
runs out of it - that - that's in the area, are 
the things we talk about as being that bright 
reflective area, in this low Sun angle, has a 
much blockier and jumbled appearance than it does 
on any of the high-Sun photographs. 

03 03 29 21 CC Roger. 

03 03 29 22 CMP It looks very much like looking down on a 

clinkery - a big clinkery cinder field, but on 
a much larger scale. 

03 03 29 30 CC Roger. Copy. 

03 03 29 32 LMP Yeah, a big - a rounded surface of clinkers. It's 

fantastic. Boy, is that rough! 



03 03 30 15 LMP 

03 03 30 39 CC 

03 03 30 UO LMP 

03 03 30 kj CC 

03 03 31 06 CC 

03 03 31 CDR 

03 03 31 53 CC 

03 03 32 25 CC 

03 03 32 50 CDR 

03 03 33 33 CC 

03 03 33 UT CDR 



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Okay, Houston, as we look to the west into past 
the terminator, there's - a couple of degrees past 
the terminator, there's one "bright stot [sicj, a 
peak standing up which is west of - well, west of 
Kant . 

Charlie, you're fading out. 

Really high ground. Say again. 

Right after you started talking about this peak 
and you said something like "west of," you faded 
out . 

Go ahead, Charlie. 

Yeah, the general opinion here is that we may be 
looking at part of the Smoky Mountain sticking up 
through some - through the shadow. 



Houston, l6, FAO advises you've got some extra film 
on magazine UU - that's VHBW, and you can use it 
for targets of opportunity, and you can use the 
CEX exposure graph and stop down one stop from what 
you get off the graph. 

Okay, I hear you. 

And, Casper, on that last transmission - As an 
example, f/11 for the CEX, you should go to f/l6 
to use with magazine UU. 

Okay. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 50/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 03 36 52 CMP Don, I'd like to verify how we're going to do the 

P52 again now. Any ideas that we'll go to place 
the SCS CONTROLS into RATE, HIGH, and DEAD BAND is 
min. At the proper time, I'll - I've got the BMAGs 
in Rate 2 , 1 1 11 go to SCS CONTROL, and then I don't 
have to worry about loading 509- And I'll just go 
ahead and do the P52. And then when we're through, 
I can go hack to CMC CONTROL. Is that correct? 

03 03 37 25 CC That's affirmative. 

03 03 3T 30 CMP All right, sir; thank you. 



03 03 kO 21 CMP Hey, Don, we're trying to set up the - the camera 

for the next terminator and sunrise, and I thought 
I understood what you told me about the settings, 
hut I guess I don't. Can you run through that 
again? I guess I just as soon have you just give 
me the proper settings . 

03 03 1+0 38 CC You're talking about this magazine UU that I just 

called up? 

03 03 hQ hk CMP Yes, sir; the VHBW. 

03 03 1*0 1*7 CC Roger; stand by. 

03 03 Ul 06 CC Ken, they - they're get - looking that up for us 

right now. And in the meantime, I'll try to give 
you the rule again. Maybe that'll clear it up 
some. You can use that CEX exposure graph that you 
have on board, and take the readings off of that. 

03 03 Ul 21 CMP Roger. 

03 03 1*1 22 CC And then simply increase the stop number one stop. 

For example, if the CEX exposure graph calls for 
f/11 and you're gonna use this magazine UU, you 
should go to f/l6. 

03 03 1*1 1+1 CMP Yeah, okay. I - I thought - I - You used an ex- 

ample; I thought you meant that specifically, and 
I couldn't make that correlate. Okay. And Charlie 
says this magazine is HBW instead of VKBW. 



03 03 Ul 55 CC 



That ' s af f i rmat i ve ; he's ri ghx 



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03 03 k2 09 CC And, Casper, for the terminator photography on the 

next rev, we're recommending you go ahead and use 
magazine SS . That's Sierra Sierra. 

03 03 k2 23 CMP Okay; use the one we had planned on. 

03 03 h2 26 CC That's affirmative. 

03 03 h2 30 CMP Okay, thank you. 

03 03 h2 50 CC And, Casper, that call on magazine UU; we meant to 

impart to you that you can use that for targets of 
opportunity . 

03 03 1+3 01 CMP Roger. Okay, thank you. 

03 03 1+3 07 CC Roger. 

03 03 51 11 CC 16, put the HIGH GAIN on AUTO. 

03 Oh 05 52 CMP Houston, did you copy our torquing angles? 

03 0k 05 56 CC Affirmative. We got them. 

03 Oh 06 01 CMP Say again, please. 

03 0U 06 03 CC Affirmative. We got them. 

03 0U 06 08 CMP Okay, Don; one comment. I'll try again and take 

a look at the optics in the - when we get out into 
the double umbra, but right now in the telescope, 
I - I can see the stars now, but I still can't 
see star patterns . Like we looked at - at Antares . 
and you just couldn't see the Scorpion at all. 
And that may be due to the extreme amount of 
earthshine that's being reflected off of the LM. 
That LM is like looking at it almost in daylight , 
and, good gosh, the - the Moon looks like you can 
see everything on there just like - it's really 
bright. 

03 Ok 06 kS CC Right. Okay, Ken; we understand. 

03 0U 12 3k CC 16, we're about a couple of minutes from LOS. 

Everything is looking good, and while you're 
behind the Moon, we'll change shifts and pick you 
upon the next rev. 



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03 Ok 12 UT CDR Okay. We sure enjoyed it, and we really appre- 

ciate all of the things that you guys are doing to 
get us into orbit here. Man, I don't - That's 
the kind of help that really does it for us. 
Thank you much. 

03 Ok 13 01 CC Roger; thank you. 

03 0k kO XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 2 

03 0k 59 11 CDR Houston, l6. 

03 0k 59 13 CC Hello, l6; Houston. How do you read? 

03 0k 59 IT CDR Roger. Read you 5 "by, Henry. We just got the 

10,000th picture of a beautiful earthrise. 

03 0k 59 2k CC Outstanding. 

03 Oh 59 33 CDR This is really some place. 

03 0U 59 36 CMP We had a chance to watch you get AOS that time. 

I know we got lots of pictures of it, but you're 
going to have to look at one more. 

03 05 00 30 CC 16, Houston. Were you trying to transmit? We 

heard a little noise on the loop there and looks 
like our data was dropping in and out ; looks 
good now. 

03 05 00 kO CMP Negative. We weren't trying to say anything, Hank, 

03 05 00 k5 CC Okay. 

03 05 00 56 CDR We Just can't find any words. Everybody's peeking 

out the window here. 

03 05 01 00 CC Roger. 

03 05 01 03 CDR We got all the dumps completed, and we're - all 

the dumps are secure. 



03 05 01 11 CC 



Copy. 



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03 05 01 15 LMP And I got some pictures on the "back side of - 

Icarus and the - and a "black of the Sea of Moscow. 

03 05 01 i+0 IMP And the material to the north of us at the ter- 

minator, ve don't think we got ... for. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 51/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 05 09 50 LMP Okay, Houston, we have you on the high gain. How 

do you read? Over. 

03 05 09 55 CC Okay; I read you 5 by 5. 

03 05 10 00 LMP Okay, Hank, I'm turning the PAN CAMERA to MODE, 

STANDBY - POWER, on. 

03 05 10 03 CC Roger. 

03 05 11 5h LMP Hank - I'm sure they have been described before, 

but the most - to me, the most unique craters up 
here - are two that, we're just going over now - 
that - her ejecta blanket is completely white with 
white interior, but with a black rim to them. 

03 05 18 17 LMP Houston, 16. 

03 05 18 20 CC Go ahead. 

03 05 18 26 LMP Hey, Hank, how do the SPS data look? 

03 05 18 28 CC Okay, we were just talking about that, Charlie. 

Apparently, we had a real nominal burn. Our data 
down here showed a burn time of 6 minutes lh.2 sec- 
onds, which is right on the money. And I got a 
few words on that PC drop. I understand that's 
completely normal for the first dual-bank burn, 
due to some helium bubbles that are normally 
trapped between the ball valves. So that wasn't 
unexpected for the first dual-bank burn - you 
shouldn't see it again. And as far as the SPS 
pressure lights that came on, we warned you 
earlier to expect that, due to the pressure surge 
of the tanks pressurizing, we - you were right on 
the 200-psi limit - that triggered it. The second 
pressure light you got, which is apparently still 
on, is due to heat soak back into the tank. So 
it's not unexpected either. 

03 05 19 20 LMP Okay, fine. We passed that word on to you about 

the light. Not that we weren't expecting it, but 
just to tell you what had happened. 



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03 05 19 28 CC Okay. 

03 05 19 h3 CC 16, TRACK MODE AUTO on HIGH GAIN. 

03 05 19 52 CDR Okay. You got it. 

03 05 21 06 CDR Houston, l6. Over. 

03 05 21 08 CC Go ahead. 

03 05 21 17 CDR That crater Icarus - we got the profile picture 

of. It's a big round crater and it has real steep 
walls, and the central peak is a - the central 
peak is a little above the crater walls, and you'll 
see that profile when you get the picture back. 
But the shape of the central peak is such that the 
only Earth analog I've ever seen that looked like 
it was sort of a shield volcano. I never saw any- 
thing like that in the - Nov, I'm not saying the 
whole thing is not an impact, but that central 
peak is really unusual. 

03 05 21 58 CC Roger. We copy, and we're also through with the 

PAN CAMERA - you can go POWER OFF on that. 

03 05 23 25 LMP Houston, apparently this line of secondaries down 

here that cross the mare - gives you the impression 
that there have been a couple of great big chickens 
been walking across there. 

03 05 23 37 CC Roger. 

03 05 23 h0 CDR That - that was courtesy of Charlie Duke, our 

airborne geologist and chicken farmer. 

03 05 23 52 CC Roger. Maybe you better watch your step. 

03 05 23 58 CDR I'm watching. 

03 05 31 ^5 CMP Hank, you can tell Farouk that - those smooth 

areas we thought we saw around Isidorus and 
Capella are indeed uniquely different in texture. 
They are quite smooth. We'll get a chance to play 
with them later. 



03 05 32 Oh CC 



Hey, that sounds real interesting, Ken. 



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03 05 32 21 CC How are your systems checks coining? 

03 05 32 26 CMP Roger; Hank. We've already finished those. 

.03 05 32 28 CC Okay. 

03 05 3k 03 CMP Henry, the amount of terminator movement in one rev 

is kind of dramatic up here. Last time around, 
Descartes just barely showed as a crater - hut 
showed very dramatically - and now it's - as it 
moves out it's starting to lose some of the stark - 
ness, and I'll get a picture of this bright zone. 
And it sure looks right now the material that is 
just to the north of the crater Descartes and that 
stuff that we talked about going between Delambre B 
and Descartes A are in fact extensions of the things 
that go into the Smoky and Stone Mountains. They - 
right now - look like they have a very similar 
texture. 

03 05 3k ^7 CC Roger; we copy. 

03 05 3T 36 CMP Hank, it sure looks like we can see Gator and 

Palmetto from here. It's almost straight down. 

03 05 37 k2 CC Does it look like the map? 

03 05 37 ^7 CMP Well, that stuff around the outside sure doesn't 

look like it did at high Sun. 

03 05 38 0k CC Apollo 16, Houston. If you will give us ACCEPT, 

we'll up-link state vector and target load. 

03 05 38 ik CDR You have it. 

03 05 39 10 CC Apollo l6 , Houston. I have your DOI pad, your 

map update, and landmark pad whenever you are 
ready. 

03 05 39 39 IMP Okay, go ahead ... with the DOI pad. 

03 05 39 ^3 CC Roger. DOI , SPS/G&N; luMl; plus 1.87, minus 0.71; 

078:33:Ui*.39 ; NOUN 81: minus 0205.3, all zips, 
minus 00U5.5; 000, 27^, 000; 0058.5, plus 0010.3; 
0210.3, 0:2U.2, 0203.8; sextant star: 22, 20U.8, 
21.7. The rest of the pad's NA. Set stars, 
Sirius and Rigel; 131; 071; Oik. Four jets, 
15 seconds. End of pad. 



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03 05 ltl kd LMP Okay, copy. DOI, SPS/G&N; UlUUl; plus 1.87, minus 

0.71; 078:33:1+1*. 39; minus 02053, plus all -balls, 
minus 00U5,_1;J)00,_27^ 000; 0058.5, plus 0010,3; 
0210.3, 0:2k. 2, 0203.8; 22, 201+.8, 21. 7. "Rist~of t_i 
pad iB NA. Sirius and Rigel; 131; 071; 01*+ . Four 
jets, 15 seconds. 

03 05 1+2 35 CC Good reatfback, Charlie. 

03 05 1+3 2k CC I have your map update rev 3 whenever you're ready, 

Charlie. It's 79:05 in the Flight Plan. 

03 05 1+3 32 LMP All right, why don't you give me the map update and 

the landmark pad? 

03 05 1+3 36 CC All righty. Map update: LOS: 78:23:17; 78:1+8:09; 

79:10:25. Landmark pad is T-horizon: 79: 3k: 11; 
79:36:22. 

.03 05 1+1+ 23 LMP Roger; copy- Map update of 078:23:17; 078:U8:09; 

079:10:25. Landmark tracking is 79:3^:11; 79:36:22. 

03 05 kk 1+1 CC Good readback. 

03 05 1+5 56 CC 16, the computer is yours, and I have your TEI-5 pad 

for the updates book. 

03 05 k6 05 CMP Okay, Hank, before we do that - Looking at the 

change to the Flight Plan here, we got to load the • 
VERB 1+8 to put in the proper DAP, and ... to start 
509, and then go to the P52. Can we go ahead and st 
the maneuver now and will this attitude clear enough 
things so we can get a P52 in there? 

03 05 k6 29 CC Stand by. 

03 05 k€> 3k CMP I'm sorry; I didn't copy that. 

03 05 1+6 35 CC Roger. Stand by a minute, Ken, I'll have FA0 check, 

03 05 1+6 1+2 CMP Thank you. I was worried about getting in zhe same 

problem we get into after undocking tomorrow, where 
it might take a special angle, 

03 05 1+6 52 CC Roger. Understand. 

03 05 1+7 10 CC Apollo 16, Houston. FA0 says this is a good 

attitude. 



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03 05 1+8 39 CC l6, Houston. Are you ready for the TEI-5 pad yet? 



03 05 ^8 h3 IMP Roger; go ahead. 

03 05 48 45 CC Okay, pad follows: TEI-5 9 SFS/G&N; 39838; plus 0.6l, 

plus 1.19; 084:31:41:36; NOUN 8l: plus 3525-2, 
plus 121+7.3, minus 0086.8; 182, 056, 022; the rest is 
NA. Set stars: Sirius, Rigel; 131; 071; 014. 
Two jets, 17 seconds. Other: 1, burn unlocked; 

2, assumes DOI ; 3, landing site REFSMMA.T . 

03 05 50 36 IMP _Rpger. TEI--5_, _SPS/GUI_; _398_38; plus 0.6l, plus_ 

1.19; 084:31;41:36; plus 3525.2, plus 1247.3, 
minus 0086.8; 182, 056, 022. Rest of pad is NA. 
Sirius and Rigel; 131; 071; 014. Two Jets, 17 sec- 
onds. Other: 1 is burn undocked; 2, assumes DOI; 

3, landing site REFSMMAT. 

03 05 51 13 CC Good readback, Charlie. 

03 05 55 21 CMP Houston, do you want to take a look at our rotated 

vector in P40 before we start our maneuver? 

03 05 55 27 CC Roger. Stand by. 

03 05 56 39 CC Your P30 looked good, Ken. 

03 05 56 k6 CMP Okay. The question was, do you want to take a look 

at the rotated vector in P40 before we start our 
maneuver, or can we go ahead and start the maneuver? 

03 05 57 20 CDR Houston, did you miss the question? 



03 


05 


57 25 


CC 


Negative, but we're having trouble finding an 
answer. 


03 


05 


57 30 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


05 


57 kB 


CC 


16, Houston. Go ahead and call P4Q, then maneuver. 


03 


05 


58 02 


CMP 


Okay. Have you got enough look now? 


03 


05 


58 19 


CC 


He's looking at it now, Ken, 


03 


05 


58 27 


CC 


You got a good vector, Ken. Go ahead. 


03 


06 


06 31 


CC 


16, give us OMNI Delta. 



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03 


06 


06 


U2 


CDR 


Okay, you got it? 


03 


06 


06 


^5 


CC 


Roger. 


03 


06 


09 


U9 


cc 


Apollo l6, Houston. Everything looks good do- 
here. You've got a GO for DOI, and the monit 
limits in the Flight Plan are good. 


03 


06 


10 


02 


CMP 


Okay. 


03 


06 


16 


2k 


CDR 


Okay, Houston. The gimbal motors are on. 


03 


06 


16 


27 


CC 


Roger, John. 


03 


06 


19 


02 


CMP 


Okay, Houston, We're going to do the gimbal 1 
check. 


03 


06 


19 


06 


CC 


Roger. We're watching. 


03 


06 


19 


27 


CMP 


Okay; the gimbals are trimmed. 


03 


06 


19 


31 


CC 


Roger; copy. 


03 


06 


20 


02 


CMP 


And SOQ "i q IH T 1 part 


03 


06 


20 


07 


CC 


Roger. 


03 


06 


21 


15 


CC 


l6, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from LOS. 


03 


06 


21 


25 


CC 


Roger. Two minutes from LOS. 


03 


06 


21 


37 


CC 


About 12 - 12 from the burn. 


03 


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39 


CDR 


Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 52/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
03 06 1+8 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 3 

03 07 10 37 CDR Okay, Houston. Nominal burn; first - first DOI 

burn we ever had that was nominal . 

03 07 10 kk CC Roger. That's great news. 

03 07 10 1+6 CDR At least in our training. 

03 07 10 51 CC Okay, we'll stand by for your burn report. 

03 07 10 56 LMP Okay, Henry. It feels like if we had - we're 

clipping the tops of the trees all through 
there - what it looks like. We got a burn report 
of a DELTA-T. , 0. ...all we got was 2k. k, plus 

two balls 06 - 2106 V nv Trim attitude 001, 272, 

003; so we did not trim. Residuals were plus 0.8, 
plus 0, plus 0.1; minus 2.3 DELTA -V^ ; fuel 337, 

OX 3^6 . Over. 
03 07 11 h2 CC Roger, l6. Unbalanced? 

03 07 11 k8 LMP Okay, it jumped up to 200 increase. 

03 07 11 53 CC Roger; copy. 

03 07 11 56 LMP It never really stabilized though, Kank. 

03 07 11 59 CC Okay. 

03 07 12 10 CDR And a VERB 82, last look, thought we were at 

10.9 perigee. 

03 07 12 15 CC Roger. Copy 10.9- 

03 07 12 2k CDR But I don't think it really knows. But the MSFS 

really knows . 

03 07 13 29 LMP Houston, l6. It appeared to us that we gox an 

aut o shut down . 



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03 07 13 3b CC Roger, Charlie. Copy auto shutdown. 

03 07 15 10 CDR You got any preliminary data, Houston? 

03 07 15 lb CC Roger, John. The Doppler says stay; we're waiting 

on the short arc. 

03 07 15 20 CDR Okay; thank you. 

03 07 17 1+2 CC Apollo 16, Houston. You're good on the short arc. 

You have a stay, and we show you 59 "by 10. 7. 

03 07 17 53 CDR Roger; 59 by 10. 7. Thank you, sir. 

03 07 19 13 CC 16, Houston. Can you - could you give us AUTO 

on the HIGH GAIN? 

03 07 19 21 CDR Roger. You have it. 

03 07 20 0k CMP Henry, if you rememher that little real bright 

crater on the northern rim of Chaplygin that Stu 
and Farouk were talking about the other day, 
we - we happened to see it right up close to us 
as we came by on this orbit , and we got a couple 
of pics for you on it, and that really is an 
unusual little guy. And it's really beautiful. 

03 07 20 29 CC Roger; copy. 

03 07 20 35 CMP Probatly getting carried away with all of this, bu: 

we've - we've got all kinds of things to see back 
there. It would really he nice to fly that kind o: 
an orbit down low. 

03 07 20 bb CC Roger. 

03 07 20 1+9 CMP And, we're pitching down to our landmark track 

attitude, and this is my first chance to point 
the sextant at the surface, and the sextant is jus;: 
as clear as a bell. It's beautiful. You can pick 
out little bitty features. They're just - they 5 re 
just as clear. There's no fuzziness . And the 
telescope's the same way. 



03 07 21 08 CC 



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03 07 23 11 CC 16, OMNI Delta. 

03 07 2o 17 LMP Hank, out to the - my side, cu: window 5, thera vs 

one crater here that you could see in one section 
of it, it looked like some outcrop two-thirds the 
way up the crater wall, and some "big "blocks had 
rolled down the - into the crater floor, and you 
could see the "boulder tracks all the way down. 

03 07 26 37 CC Roger; copy. Can you locate that one? 

03 07 26 h2 LMP Wait a minute. No, I'm pretty lost right now. 

Let me see if I can figure it out . 

03 07 27 11 CC Ken, while you're maneuvering there, we'd like to 

ask what value did you put in your EMS, and what 
did you get on your EMS check? 

03 07 28 28 LMP Houston, l6 . That crater I had, I think was in 

a series around Maclaurin, maybe a little hit 
further west than that . 

03 07 28 1+1 CC Roger; copy. 

03 07 29 1+0 LMP Hank, coning across the mare here, it reminds you 

of . . . static system cals at Edwards. 

03 07 29 1+9 CC Roger. You're really down low, screaming across, 

huh? 

03 07 30 2k CC l6, Houston. Did you copy the question I had 

about the EMS DELTA-V? 

03 07 31 21 LMP Houston, the Goclenius Rille looks like large 

grabens with very subdued sides to them; no outer 
at all apparent from my position. 

03 07 31 36 CC Roger; copy. 

03 07 31 1+7 LMP And looking on up into the Gutenberg Rille, you c 

see it cross - one crater just climbs righx acros 
the crater wall. 

03 07 31 57 CC Roger. 

03 07 32 00 LMP And that's Gutenberg Sea. That's Gutenberg Sea, 

Hank, and you can see the wall is down, drctte:. 



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03 07 32 10 CC Roger; copy. How do you read, Charlie? 

03 07 32 15 LMP I'm reading you 5 by. 

03 07 32 19 CC Okay. A littler earlier, I asked a question a"bcut 

the EMS DELTA -V . Did you copy that?" 

03 07 32 25 LMP Negative; we did not. 

03 07 32 27 CC Okay - - 

03 07 32 28 LMP It - it read minus 2.3. 

03 07 32 29 CC Roger. We had a question here as to how the EMS 

DELTA-V check came out, and which value you loaded 
into the DELTA-V counter? 

03 07 32 Ul LMP Stand by. 

03 07 32 kk CMP Can I call you in a second on that, Hank? 

03 07 32 k5 CC Sure thing. 

03 07 32 U7 CMP It was like - it was like 1 . 8 at shutdown because 

of the drift in the EMS, and I did a check, and it 
came out to be normal and the bias was the same. 
I put in the DELTA-V^ , the same thing that we've 

used before, but then it looked to me like the bias 
was in - less than half a foot per second. 

03 07 33 06 CC Roger; copy. We were a little confused here 

because the - the value that you had at the end 
there was somewhere in between what we thought 
it ought to be, depending on which setting ycu 
put in the DELTA-V counter. 

03 07 33 19 CMP Roger. It was about 1.6 or something like -hat 

at shutdown. I'll have to look back at the Pli^-hx. 
Plan. 

03 07 33 30 LMP Okay, Houston. The walls - the north wall of 

Capella has s^riations that are dipping eastward 
about 60 degrees or so, all the way across the 
north face. 



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03 0T 33 1+6 CC Roger. Copy, Charlie. 

03 07 33 51 LMP Okay, and also Isidorus, the same thing. 

03 07 33 55 CC Roger. 

03 07 3k Ik CC J-2 should be on the horizon now, Ken. 

03 07 3h 19 CMP Roger. We got the - it's right on the horizon. 

Still haven't picked up the target yet. Looks 
like it's tracking Just about right. I have 
Theophilus going out of the field of view now. 

03 07 36 09 CC Ken., you're coming up on about 30 seconds to TCA. 

03 07 36 22 LMP He has the target, Houston. 

03 07 36 26 CC Roger. 

03 07 38 5U CMP Big old hill down the stream from - Where you are 

going . . . ? 

03 07 39 02 CDR Guess who is sneaking in marks on Gator Crater 

right now? 

03 07 39 07 CC I wonder who. 

03 07 1+0 26 CDR Now that's what I call 0JT right there. 

03 07 1+0 33 CC How did the landing site look through the sextant 

03 07 1+0 1+5 CDR You have to do that with the telescope, Hank. 

03 07 1+0 1+8 CC Roger. 

03 07 1+1 11 LMP I think that was the best high-speed pass I've 

ever made . 

03 07 1+1 15 CC Roger. 

03 07 1+2 1+2 CC 16, Houston. I have your map and pan camera phot 

pads for 80:35 whenever you're ready. 

03 07 1+3 06 CMP Okay, Henry; go ahead. 

03 07 1+3 09 CC Roger. T-start, 080:38:01; "-step , CSC:tc:Ct. 



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03 07 ^3 32 CMP Okay. T-start, 080:38:01; T-stop, 080:46:04. 

03 07 i+3 UO CC Good readback. 

03 07 h3 42 CMP That'll be the same pad for both cameras. 

03 07 44 Ok CC 16, Houston. We'd like for you to go on and get 

in the SIM bay attitude so we can get our DSE 
dump. 

03 07 44 13 CMP Wilco. 

03 07 44 51 CMP Hey, Hank, you want me to go ahead and do this 

single jet authority, or use couples to go to the 
attitude? 

03 07 44 59 CC Stand by. 

03 07 45 10 CC Ken, why don't you go ahead and go coupled, then 

we can go single jet. 

03 07 15 CMP Okay. Sounds like a good plan. 

03 07 47 11 CC 16, OMNI Charlie. 

03 07 i+7 58 CMP Hank, would you check on one thing for me? Would 

you find out if this method I've been using for 
reading out the maneuver times, VERB 4 NOUN 1, 
is in any way affected by or affects the use of 
program 509? 

03 07 48 14 CC Will do, Ken. 

03 07 48 18 CMP Thank you, sir. And I got a couple of minutes here, 

if you would like to go over some of those questions 
you had before now. I - I wasn't paying much 
attention. 

03 07 ^8 33 CC Stand by, Ken. I think they got your answer awhile 

ago and it satisfied them, but I'll make sure. 

03 07 48 ^0 CMP Okay. I wasn't paying a lot of attention; I was 

trying to pick up that landmark. 

03 07 48 U6 CC Do you have any comments on the landmark tracking"? 

Did it all gc smoothly? 



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03 07 1+8 52 CMP Well, except for the fact that those optics are 

perfect, that's really neat. The target area 
did not look as I anticipated. It 1 s a - I think 
it's a function of the low Sun angle , "but it looked 
to rie like there were far more rims around the 
craters than - than what - the impression I had 
from looking at things on the - on the models. 
And I did not pick up North or South Ray; they 
still were in the shadows. So, I guess it's 
possible that I could have been on the wrong 
crater, but it sure looked like to me like I must 
have been on Gator. 

03 07 J+9 30 GC Roger; copy. 

03 07 1+9 32 CMP It's still - still a problem in scaling when you look 

at something like that, until you're sure that you 
have the right feel for it. But I think it's 
pretty obvious, and I think picking it up tomorrow 
will be relatively easy. 

03 07 50 U5 CC l6, Houston. Could you bring up the high gain, 

PITCH plus 35, YAW 290. 

03 07 51 02 CMP Say again your yaw number. 

03 07 51 03 CC Roger; 290. 

03 07 51 36 CC And, Ken, there's no problem in - - 

03 07 51 1+0 CMP Okay, Hank, and we're about - Go ahead, Hank. 

03 07 51 1+1+ CC Roger. They say there is no problem in calculating 

maneuver completion time, and - and it does not 
interfere with 509. 

03 07 51 55 CMP Okay, thank you. I've been avoiding using that. 

All right. We're about ready to go through our 
solar monitor and tiedown release. You folks reacy 
for us to do that? 

03 07 52 12 CC Roger. We're ready to go, Ken. 

03 07 52 18 CMP Okay. 

03 07 5I+ 23 CM? Okay. Houston. We released the tiedcvns and the ccor 



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03 07 5h 33 CC Roger. We copy, Ken. 

03 07 55 11 CMP Hank, another piece of questionable data zhaz've 

collected today is - veil, on our low pass cr. 
the "back side there, ve got our color wheel out. 
And we have two votes for number 17, and one vote 
for number 13- 

03 07 55 28 CC Roger; copy. 

03 07 55 30 CMP And that's over on the back side just past Chapiygin. 

And number 17 really isn't quite right ; it's just 
the closest thing we have. And the same comment 
applies to number 13. 

03 07 55 1+1 CDR Well, I still say 13 was right on. 

03 07 55 ^6 CMP You'll never guess who voted for 13. 

03 07 55 52 CDR The grits have affected his vision. 

03 07 55 56 CC That's probably what it is, John. 

03 07 56 00 CDR Right. 

03 07 56 11 LMP Hey, Hank, ask Stu who he believes. 

03 07 56 15 CC Will do. 

03 07 59 i+0 CMP Okay, Hank. We have a SIM bay jett configuration, 

and I'm going to start deploying equipment. 

03 07 59 ^6 CC Roger; copy. 

03 08 02 01 CC Ken, you want to keep us posted on what you're doing 

there with the switches? 

03 08 02 07 CMP Okay. I got the mapping camera doer open, and the 

alpha cover door open, and the mapping camera's goi:'.^ 
out. And we've just gone through 1 minute of extend 
time, and I'm timing the first one. 

03 08 02 17 CC Roger; copy. 

03 08 02 19 CMP I'll do the gamma ray and mass spec booms se- 

quentially afterwards, so I can pay attention tc 
the times. 



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03 08 02 30 CMP Okay. And I've got gray on the MAPPING CAMERA , 

EXTEND, and that was at 1 minute and 20 seconds. 

03 08 02 37 CC Roger; copy. 

03 08 02 57 CMP Okay. Can you read me on VOX, Henry? 

03 08 03 00 CC Roger. 

03 08 03 03 CMP Okay. That's the way we'll operate. I'm going 

to the GAMMA RAY , DEPLOY, at this time. I'm going 
to hold it for "barber pole plus 2 seconds, then OFF. 
Going to DEPLOY. DEPLOY. Barber pole now, 1,2, 
OFF; and it's gray. GAMMA RAY is coming to RETRACT. 

03 08 03 27 CMP MARK. Barber pole, and it's gray. Okay. Going 

to the MASS SPECTROMETER. DEPLOY. 

03 08 03 k2 CMP MARK. Barber pole, 1, 2, OFF. MASS SPEC to RETRACT. 

03 08 03 kQ CMP MARK. Barber pole, OFF. Okay. They're both in 

the RETRACT position, and everything looks normal. 
The X-RAY is coming ON. 

03 08 0k 00 CMP MARK. I've completed the gamma ray and mass spec 

boom deployment and retraction, and I'm ready to 
go ahead with the MASS SPEC, DEPLOY, if that's 
okay with you. 

03 08 0k 15 CC Roger; go ahead. 

03 08 0k 27 CMP Okay; it's DEPLOY on the MASS SPEC , and I'm 

timing it. 

03 08 05 18 CC Give us AUTO on the HIGH GAIN, l6. 

03 08 05 21 CMP Five seconds to stop. Okay, It's OFF on the MASS 

SPECTROMETER, and you have AUTO. 

03 08 05 38 CMP Okay, Hank. You've go^ the mass spec out ^o 

8.1+ feet. 

03 08 05 k3 CC Roger; looks good down here. 

03 08 05 k5 CMP LASER ALTIMETER is coming ON. 

03 08 05 k9 CMP MARK. 



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ON without waiting the 3 or h minutes? 


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Stand by. Roger. Go ahead. 


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Okay. MAod brholKUlVLtjlliK EAFliHlMiiM 1 is coming ui\ 


03 


08 


06 


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CMP 


MARK. The ION SOURCE is going to STANDBY. 


03 


08 


06 


29 


CMP 


MARK it. 


03 


08 


09 


OU 


CMP 


Can you tell how the laser is doing yet , Hank? 


03 


08 


09 


09 


CC 


Stand "by, Ken. We'll take a look. Laser looks 
good, Ken. 


03 


08 


09 


21 


CMP 


Outstanding. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

03 08 ik 12 CC Apollo 16, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from 

LOS . 

03 08 Ik 18 LMP All righty. See you in a little while. 

03 08 lU 21 CC Roger. Over. 

03 08 15 58 LMP Houston, l6. Do you read? 

03 08 15 59 CC Roger. 

03 08 16 0k LMP Okay, Hank. I'm up with the biomed. Take a quick 

look at it . 

03 08 16 09 CC Looks good. 

03 08 16 15 LMP Okay. Since we are gonna put on our LCG's tonight, 

I don't bit - put on the ... 

03 08 k2 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV k 

03 09 06 01 CC Apollo l6, Houston. 

03 09 07 22 CC Apollo 16, Houston. How do you read? 

03 09 07 29 CDR You're 5 by, Hank. 

03 09 07 31 CC Roger. Our data down here we worked on during the 

back side shows you're in 58.8 by 10.6. 

03 09 07 U6 CDR Okay. And while - while we were on the back side, 

we had a couple of MAIN B UNDER VOLT lights. 

03 09 07 55 CC Roger. Copy. You want to tell us about it? 

03 09 08 03 CDR Stand by. Yeah, it was when Ken was - messing 

around with the SIM bay, and he'll fill you in. 

03 09 08 11 CC Okay. 

03 09 08 Ik CMP Yeah, we got a little behind on this sequence 

already, Hank. But as soon as I turned the - had 
the mapping on and it worked fine , I turned the 



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pan camera on, and as soon as I went to OPERATE on 
the PAN CAMERA, we got a MAIN B UNDERVOLT . So I 
turned it tack to STANDBY and left it there, 
Charlie said he saw about 25 volts on MAIN B, and 
concluded I'd wait and let you take a look at it. 
And then we got another MAIN B UNDERVOLT at some 
5 minutes or so later, and it again was momentary. 
By the time we looked at it, it all looked pretty 
normal. The only - We checked the fuel cell regu- 
lator pressures. They looked good, and I really 
don't have any idea what might of caused it. 

03 09 09 02 CC Yeah. All the things we could check look okay. 

03 09 09 06 LMP Hank, we got a - it might not even be a small 

anomaly, but fuel cell 3, the flow's running a 

little bit higher than the 0^ flow, but the regulator 

pressure looks fine to me. But the other two fuel 
cells, Hg and 0^, match. 

03 09 09 2k CC Roger. We copy, Charlie. 

03 09 10 13 CDR My guess is when you dump the DSE the whole story 

will be right on there probably. 

03 09 10 17 CC Okay. ... John. 

03 09 10 23 CDR When you get the DSE translated, probably tell you 

what happened. 

03 09 10 25 CC Roger. We copy. 

03 09 11 07 CMP Hank, you really can see both the mass spec and the 

gamma ray booms deployed. 

03 09 11 11 CC Roger. Understand you can see them both. 

03 09 11 lh CMP That's affirmative. Looks like a couple of feet 

of the boom is about all you can see. 

03 09 11 28 CC You've really got us puzzled with this undervolt 

now, because the pan camera runs off fron main A, 

03 09 11 kk CMP Yeah, we'd noticed the same thing. It - you know 

it may not be rational, but it just seemed like 
that was the - I touched one switch and got a 
MAIN UNDERVOLT so I took it back off again . Dae- 



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to even let you think about it before I ... any- 
more. 

03 09 11 52 LMP Possible that it doesn't have any connection. 

03 09 11 53 CC Roger. 

03 09 12 09 CMP I still have the power on it, Hank. I've got it in 

STANDBY and POWER on. 

03 09 12 15 CC Roger. Copy. And, Ken, I'd like to verify - is 

your NONESSENTIAL BUS on MAIN A or MAIN B? 

03 09 12 28 CMP That's MAIN A. 

03 09 12 30 CC Roger. 

03 09 13 03 LMP And, Hank, last night ve - I - think we got verifi- 

cation that we could wear the LCGs to bed tonight 
and be all ready to go by In the morning. 

03 09 13 lh CC That is affirmative. 

03 09 13 20 LMP Okay. Anybody thought any more about my suit? 

03 09 13 26 CC We thought about it, and smoked it over, and we 

kind of think maybe we ought to do nothing unless 
you have some real bad trouble tomorrow. 

03 09 13 39 LMP Like if we can't get it zipped. 

03 09 lh 07 CDR Okay. Can we use my pliers on it to pull the zip- 

per closed? 

03 09 11+ 53 CDR Houston. Houston, l6. Do you read? Over. 

03 09 lh 55 CC Roger. Reading you 5 "by 5, John. Go ahead. 

03 09 15 03 CDR Okay. If I have trouble closing it, can I use my 

pliers to get a better grip on it to pull re 
closed? Because it took me the better part of 
20 minutes the other day to do it, and it usually 
takes about 2. There's a place on there in the 
small of Charlie's back where that thing has just 
separated too far apart on the restraint zipper 
for me to pull it closed easily. When he gets on 
the LCG, the FCS , and the UCD bulk in there, the 
suit is going to be farther apart than it was - 
yesterday . 



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03 09 16 03 CC John, we talked to Dave about that, and he said 

the "big problem is that you can't arch your back 
in zero g as well. He had - he had a lot of troubl.:- 
too, but on the Moon in 1/6 g he had no problem at 
all, because the gravity helped him arch his back. 
Does that sound like the problem - you just couldn't 
get arched back that far enough to do it? 

03 09 16 30 CDR Got me there. It looked like he was arched as much 

as he usually is . 

03 09 16 k6 CDR But you're saying that if I can't do it in - in 

zero g, we go on down to the Moon and try it in 
1/6 g? 

03 09 17 00 CC Roger. That sounds pretty good, John. We - we 

did look at a backup procedure here, but it's a 
long - looks like a long thing and involves using 
a needle and pulling things together like you're 
sewing. 

03 09 17 ^3 LMP Okay, Hank. I think to give us every benefit of 

the doubt that I will not - I don't plan to wear 
the - the FCS probably tomorrow, and I'll just use 
the LCG and UCD. 

03 09 18 07 CC Roger. Understand, and could you give us AUTO on 

- the HIGH GAIN. 

03 09 18 16 LMP There you go. 

03 09 19 28 LMP Hank, also we would like to get permission to fill 

the drink bags tonight to save a few minutes also, 
if you think that's gonna be all right. 

03 09 19 ^3 CC Roger. That - Go ahead and do that, Charlie. 

03 09 19 U8 LMP All right. 

03 09 20 31 CC Ken, we can't find any connection between the pan 

camera and main bus A, and we were wondering - 
main bus B, and we were wondering if, when you got 
the second momentary one - undervolt - were you 
moving any switches at that time? 



03 09 20 1+9 CMP 



That's negative. 



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03 09 21 13 CMP They were both momentary main bus undervolts . 

03 09 21 2k CC Roger. The - the first one was momentary also? 

03 09 21 31 CMP It - it could be, or it could be that the sensor 

is triggering at the wrong level. It could be 
that the sensor shifted up to something that looks 
reasonable. I wouldn't object - we still got the 
pan camera power on - I wouldn't object to ... it 
to operate for a second and back off - go ahead 
and use a couple of frames just to let you watch it. 

03 09 21 5k CC Stand by, Ken. 

03 09 23 29 LMP Houston, l6. 

03 09 23 30 CC Go ahead. 

03 09 23 3k LMP Is Tom satisfied with his GLYCOL EVAP OUT? We've 

got off scale, high here. 

03 09 23 59 CC Stand by. Stand by a minute, Charlie. 

03 09 2k 21 CC 16, Houston. You're ... is at the top of the scale. 

You're still okay. You should now monitor RAD OUT 

03 09 2k 32 LMP A RAD OUT is 75- 

03 09 2k 36 CC Roger. 

03 09 28 17 CC 16, Houston. Talked with the suit people, and they 

don't want you using the pliers on the zippers. 

03 09 28 31 CDR I just used it to get a better grip with, not to 

pull the zipper, just to pull with. 

03 09 28 5k CC Their concern is over side load, John. They're 

afraid for you to use the pliers. 

03 09 29 06 CDR Okay. 

03 09 29 3U CC Ken, Houston. We would like to talk to you a minute 

about this docking latch, if you're free. 

03 09 29 1+5 CMP Go ahead. 



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03 09 29 1+8 CC Okay. We've got a real long procedure here. I 

don't think you need to copy it all down. Let me 
just read it through to you once, and kind of let 
me discuss it as we go. What we want to do is kind 
of get a look at the thing tomorrow and see what the 
condition of it is. After you disconnect the LM 
umbilical, we want - would like for you to open the 
orange LM umbilical connector cover and inspect 
the roller pawl. The roller pawl, we hope, is 
engaged in the detent , but we would like to find 
out if it's in the detent, or is it free, or sticking 
up, and you can do that by looking in the side of 
the latch after you remove that umbilical connector 
cover. Is there any question on that? 

03 09 30 38 CMP Yeah. I'm not sure I know what you're looking for. 

03 09 30 1+2 CC Okay, when you look in the side there - - 

03 09 30 1+5 CMP - - I'm not at all sure what the roller pawl is. 

03 09 30 1+6 CC Okay, the roller pawl is on the far left side of 

the latch, behind and above the auxiliary release 
button. And it can be identified by the roller on 
the tip of the pawl. The pawl is just a little arm 
that sticks out, and it's got a little roller on the 
end of it that rides on the cam that has these 
detents in it . 

03 09 31 05 CMP Okay. 

03 09 31 08 CMP Do you want to do this before we unlock it? 

03 09 31 12 CC That's affirmative. And it best be done tomorrow - 

before you get your helmet and gloves on, of course. 
Just take a look at it while - perhaps while they're 
bringing the LM up. And if you find after we get the 
condition of that, if the roller is down in the 
detent like we suspect that it is, when you remove 
the yellow probe umbilical cover on the right side 
of the latch, we would like you to look ir. the right 
side in there and at the bungee bell crank mechanism, 
and see if there's any foreign-object damage or 
anything wedged up in there. 

03 09 31 51 CMP When you say remove the cover - do you near, physi- 

cally remove it from the spacecraft, or just open 
it up and look underneath it? 



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03 09 31 57 CG Just open it up and look under there, Ken. And 

^ ^ this is mainly - these tvo steps is just an inspec- 

tion. We'd just like to verify the condition c: 
the roller pawl and also the bell crank mechanism 
on the other side. Has nothing to do with the 
latch, but at least it'll give us an idea of what's 
wrong inside, if there is anything. It's not gonna 
help you in any way to prepare for unlocking it. 
To unlock it - after you've looked at these two 
things, we would like to know if the latch handle 
requires force to cock the latch on the first 
stroke - and the second stroke, if required. In 
other words, if the handle comes away real easy, 
as you recall, then the thing is already cocked. 
More than likely, it is gonna take some force, and 
ve would like to verify how this works. And if it 
should require force, pull it down, and then we 
want to see that the hook comes out there 
inboard approximately l6 degrees. If the hook 
doesn't come out, then all you got to do is pull 
down on the handle to the full cock position, and 
hold it, and then just reach up and grab the hook, 
and pull it inboard about l6 degrees, and the hook 
should stay there. And then you just proceed with 
normal undocking. 

03 09 33 20 CMP Okay. So the kind of thing you want me to look for 

are information only. Is that affirmative? 

03 09 33 27 CC Right. It would help the guys down here to try 

to understand what - what really happened to the 
latch. We kind of suspect it only got one cock. 
But if you look in there, and look for the roller 
pawl on the left side and look at the bell crank 
on the right side, at least that would tell us that 
nothing is jamming it, and that the roller pawi is 
in the right direction - right place. Operationally 
though, prepare for undocking. What it really 
amounts to, you just use the normal procedure. You 
pull the latch handle down and cock it if necessary, 
and if the hook doesn't come back, just hold the 
latch handle all the way down to the full cock 
position and pull the hook back. 

03 09 3k 20 CMP Okay. I just wanted to keep in mind what it was I 

needed if the time gets crowded. 



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03 09 3h 26 CC Roger. The only this is - if there is any question 

on cocking, the only thing you have to do there 
is just pull it down and get the hook our of xhe 
way. Do you have any questions on any of that? 

03 09 3^ CMP Ah, Hank, we just ... 

03 09 3^ 5^ CMP Hot - not right now. Maybe you want to pet in 

there and look at it. I'll call and ask you for 
some clarification or something tomorrow. But 
I think I know what you mean. 

03 09 35 01 CC Okay. 

03 09 35 12 LMP Hank, as we came up towards the landing site, in 

that terrain - the general terrain to the east 
of us appears to me to he frothy vesicular-looking 
type terrain, real ... looking at this scale. Over, 



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Roger. We copy, Charlie. 


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I'd say that was the Descartes. It has that 
appearance to it to me. 


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Roger . 


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LMP 


And do you have this LM DAP load for us and TEI? 


03 


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CC 


Roger. We're working on those pads now. 


03 


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Charlie, we'd like to get a BAT B charge going. 


03 


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LMP 


Okay, BAT B charge going on. 


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LMP 


BAT B is charging. 


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16, Houston. I have your TEI-12, 19 block data. 


03 


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Okay, stand by. 


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Okay. Go ahead. 


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Okay. TEI-12, SPS/G&N; 39817; plus O.bi.. plus 1 



097 = ^5:53.09; plus 3163.2, plus 10^0.3, r-iinus G23^. 
l8l, 080, 020. Rest of the pad is liA . The set 
stars are the same as for DOI. Won't repeat unless 
you want. Ullage two jets, 17 seconds; o^her 



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remarks: burn undock, assumes no circ . Lo ^ude 
of Moon at T. minus 171. U7 . Ending site REFSMMAT . 

03 09 39 k 9 LMP Roger. TEI-12, SPS/G&N; 39&17 ; plus 0.6l plus 1.19; 

03 09 i9 ^ w 09^.1,5:53.09; plus 3163.2, plus lOUO.j, minus 02^4. o, 

181 080, 020; NA; Sirius and Rigel; and informa- 
tion is same as DOI, two jets, IT seconds; burn 
undock, assumes no circ; longitude of Moon at T. g 

minus 171.^7; landing site REFSMMAT. 
03 09 hO 23 CC Good readback. And are you ready for TEI-19? 

03 09 h0 31 LMP You speak. 

n-a nk kn ^ CC Roger. TEI-19, SPS/GM; 39^5; plus 0.6l, plus 1.15; 

03 01* hO 33 CC Sf^o.aii plus 2 9 0 9 .h, plus 07&5.3, minus 0224.0; 

l8l 100, 017- Set stars same as DOI, two jets, 
17 seconds. Other: burn undocked, assumes circ; 
LM to Moon at T minus l60.09- End of pad. If 
you'll give us ACCEPT , we're ready to uplink. 

03 „ 9 ,a 06 lmp .o ?r ^^^^™^^< 

plus 0785.3, minus 0224.0; l8l, 100, 017- Sinus 
and Rigel; two jets, 17 seconds; burn undock, 
assume circ; LM to at T._ g minus 166.09- 

03 09 h2 38 CC That was 160.09. 

03 09 h2 h6 LMP Roger. 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO l6 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 09 1+3 15 CMP Henry, can I assume that the mission timer is in 

sufficient sync and that we don't need to do any 
updates there and that the REFSMMAT is good as is? 

03 09 1+3 28 CC That's affirmative. 

03 09 1+3 32 CMP Thank you, sir. 

03 09 1+3 1+6 CDR Have you got the LM DAP stuff, Hank? 

03 09 1+3 50 CC Roger. We've got it and we're up-linking now and 

we're also loading your EMP 509 and I have your DAP, 
if you're ready to copy. 

03 09 hh 01 LMP Go ahead. 

03 09 Uk 02 CC Correction on that. It's not 509; it's the jet 

monitor. Okay, LM DAP. LM weight, 36673; CSM 
weight, 39329. Checklist: DPS gimbal trims are 
good; no trim required. 

03 09 hk 28 LMP Roger. Reading 36673, 39329, and the gimbals are 

good as is . 

03 09 kk 38 CC A good readback, Charlie. I have a change to your 

LM Timeline Book on page 1. 

03 09 kk 52 LMP Stand by. Is it the Timeline or Activation? 

03 09 kk 55 CC Timeline Book. 

03 09 1+5 09 CC It's a change to your undocking attitude, Charlie. 

It says Timeline Book. 

03 09 1+5 20 LMP Okay - okay, just had to get it out. Go ahead, 

page 1. 

03 09 1*5 26 CC Okay, change undocking attitude to 0, 281+ , o64. 

03 09 1+5 1+3 CC The reason for this is "because of the docking index 

angle - - 

03 09 U5 1+5 LMP Roger; 0, 280 ... - Roger; 0, 281+ , 06U. 



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03 


09 


1+5 


5l+ 


CC 


Roger. That's because of your docking index angle 
of minus 3-1/2 degrees. 


03 


09 


1+6 


01 


LMP 


Copy. 


03 


09 


1+6 


07 


CC 


And I have some Flight Plan changes for you. 


03 


09 


1+7 


07 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston. We'd like to verify the position 
of the 0 2 TANK 50-WATT HEATERS on panel 226. 


03 


09 


1+7 


17 


LMP 


They are open. 


03 


09 


1+7 


19 


CC 


Roger. Copy. They're open. 


03 


09 


1+7 


1+5 


CC 


Charlie, are you ready to copy the Flight Plan 
changes? 


03 


09 


1+7 


52 


CMP 


What kind of Flight Plan, LM or CSM type? 


03 


09 


1*7 


51+ 


CC 


Roger. They're CSM, if you want to get them, Ken, 
they're for tomorrow's activities. 


03 


09 


1+8 


01+ 


CMP 


Okay, I'm ready. 


03 


09 




06 


CC 


Okay, the first one is at 9^:3l+. 


03 


09 


1*8 


23 


CMP 


Go ahead. 


03 


09 


1+8 


21+ 


CC 


Okay, there's a VERB 1+8 there. Change R-l to 
read "10102." 


03 


09 


1+8 


1+0 


CMP 


Okay, "10102" for VERB 1+8, R-l at 96 : 3^. 


03 


09 


1+8 


1+5 


CC 


That's correct. At 96:39, write in "Load EMP 509; 
leave on through gimbal drive check for circ." 


03 


09 


1+9 


23 


CMP 


Okay, at 39, "Load 509 and leave through circ gimbal 
drive check." 


03 


09 


1+9 


29 


CC 


That's correct. The next change is at 97:15. 


03 


09 


^9 


37 


CMP 


Go. 


03 


09 


1+9 


38 


CC 


Delete the VERB 1+8. 


03 


09 


^9 


1+9 


CMP 


Okay, deleted the VERB 1+8 at 97:15; and that's be- 



cause we'd already set it; affirmative? 



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03 09 h9 55 CC 

03 09 50 UO CMP 

03 09 50 51 CC 

03 09 50 58 CMP 

03 09 51 01 CC 

03 09 51 22 CC 

03 09 51 23 CMP 

03 09 51 26 CC 

03 09 51 50 CMP 

03 09 51 56 CC 

03 09 52 Ik CMP 

03 09 52 18 CC 

03 09 52 IkL CMP 

03 09 52 1+6 CC 

03 09 53 02 CMP 

03 09 53 06 CC 



That's affirmative. And that also prevents you 
from activating that Saturn DAP. Okay, at 91:kk, 
right after - right he - prior to the VERB 49 
maneuver there, put in "Load DAP, VERB U8 ( 10101 ) 
(Xllll)." 

Okay. You want to "Load VERB k8 (10101) and (Xllll). 
After the circ "burn and ahead of the VERB 1*9 
maneuver. 

That's affirmative and, Ken, the computer's yours; 
the E-memory program's loaded. 

All right, sir; thank you. 

Okay, next change is at 98:32. Prior to the comm 
check there, put "Load EMP 509- " 



Okay, prior to comm check, "Load 509 •" 

Roger. And down about 98: after POO, add 
"Terminate EMP 509, after the P2l* is complete." 

Okay, I'll terminate 509 between POO and loading 
VERB 1*8. 

Roger. The next change is at 100 hours 32 minutes, 
"Load EMP 509." 

Okay, at about 100:32, "Load 509." 

Roger. And about 100:1*3, "Terminate EMP 509, after 
~P2k complete." 

Okay, will terminate 509 after P2**. 

Okay, Ken, that's it on the Flight Plan changes. I 
hate to bring this up again, but they've got a 
change here for your SPS burn cue card. 

All right. What might that be? 

Well, we had this - starting this thing 20 minutes 
early before so that we could help you prior to 
LOS , and we're convinced that you don't really need 



Tape 5^A 
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that much time, and what we think you ought to do 
is get the gimbal drive test started - you know, tne 
main buses on about 8 minutes early rather tnan 
6 minutes. So the change is to - where we naG you 
1+0 minutes or minus 20 minutes is to change that 
to 52 and minus 8. 

03 09 53 hi CMP Okay. Do I dare use my ink pen this time? 

03 09 53 1+5 GC I hope it's good for the rest of the burns _ now, if 

we change that to 52 minutes and minus 8 minutes . 

03 09 53 56 CMP Okay, that's no sweat. Thank you. 

03 09 53 59 CC Okay, and the next one '11 become hi minutes and 

minus - Correction, 53 minutes and minus 7. 

03 09 5h 10 CMP Okay, 53 and minus 7 and 52 and minus 8. 

03 09 51+ 15 CC Okay, now, earlier we had deleted that "TAPE RECORDER , 

HIGH BIT RATE" line there and added it back on the 
back page, and I guess now we need to move it back. 

03 09 51+ 35 CMP Okay, would you settle for minus 8, so I can just 

leave it where it is? 

03 09 5h 39 CC Roger; that's good enough. Just do it there and 

delete it from the back - back side of the card. 

03 09 5^ ^7 CMP Okay, we'll do that. 

03 09 55 31 CMP Hank, are we going to end up with temperatures that 
5 9 ^ are low enough, or would you like for me to manually _ 

set this TEMP IN valve to a little lower temperature: 

03 09 55 hh CC Are you talking about the oxidizer pressure, Ken? 

03 09 55 50 CMP No, sir; the manual TEMP IN and the glycol loop. 

03 09 55 53 CC Oh, that - EECOM advises that looks pretty good now. 

03 09 56 01 CMP Okay, is it going to get too cold on the - on tr.e 

dark side? 

03 09 56 13 CC Stand by a minute. 

03 09 56 32 CC Ken, EECOM says that the present setting should ie ep 

you in good shape . 



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03 09 5T 06 CMP Hank, I guess I'd - I would like to run it cooler 

to get the cockpit a little cooler, if that isn't 
going to cause any other problems. 

03 09 57 19 CC Stand by a minute, Ken. 

03 09 58 28 CC Casper, Houston. We'd like to get the pan camera 

turned off. 

03 09 58 3h CMP Okay, you just want to take - turn the power off, 

huh? 

03 09 58 39 CC Roger, we were trying to look at - run it, but we got 

pretty high loads on the spacecraft now, and we're 
getting close to LOS and there's not going to be time 
to exercise it. 

03 09 58 52 CMP Okay, we'll just turn it off then. 

03 09 59 16 CMP Okay, Hank, we've got the PAN CAMERA. POWER, OFF. 

03 09 59 20 CC Roger, Ken. And did you happen to notice the re- 
tract time on the mapping camera. 

03 09 59 27 CMP Yes, sir. I meant to get that in. That was -^1 

thought it was excessive. In fact, I thought it had 
maybe stuck. It was about 3 minutes. 

03 09 59 38 CC Roger; we copy. 

03 09 59 55 CMP And, Hank, I got some - some film status to give 

you, if you're ready for that. 

03 10 00 02 CC Stand by. 

03 10 00 12 CC Go ahead. 

03 10 00 17 CMP Say again. 

03 10 00 19 CC I'm ready to copy, Ken. 

03 10 00 25 CMP Okay. On magazine Victor, we're up to frame num- 
ber 8; Sierra Sierra, frame number 13; Tango Tango, Oh. 
November November, 36. 

03 10 00 h9 CC Roger; copy. Victor, 8; Sierra Sierra, 13; Tango 

Tango, 0^; November November, 36. 



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03 10 01 00 CMP That's correct, sir. 

03 10 Ok 01 CC 16, Houston. To more evenly distribute the - vhe 

electrical loads when you get on the back side after 
LOS, we'd like you to take TELC0M GROUP 2 to AC1. 

03 10 Oh IT CMP Okay, TELC0M GROUP 2 to AC1. 

03 10 Oh 22 CC Roger; that's after LOS. And in regard to the mix- 

ing valve, you can adjust that for an EVA? OUT 
temperature of 1+9 degrees, and you ought to be okay. 



03 


10 


01+ 


37 


CMP 


Okay, is that 1+9 degrees the coldest temperature? 
Or just how did you - 


03 


10 


01+ 


1+6 


CC 


If you adjust it right now to an EVAP out of kO - - 


03 


10 


ok 


51 


CMP 


Okay, okay. Right now for k9. 


03 


10 


06 


07 


CC 


Apollo 16, Houston. We'd like to get an E-MOD, if 
we can. 


03 


10 


06 


27 


LMP 


On the way. 


03 


10 


06 


29 


CC 


Roger. 


03 


10 


06 




CC 


And 16, Houston. Make sure you get the comm set up 



right in your presleep checklist here, or INCO says 
they won't be able to command the thing right and 
we'll have to wake you up next time. 

03 10 07 11 CMP Say again, Hank. 

03 10 07 15 CC Roger. They're admonishing me to tell you to be 

sure you follow the checklist on setting up the comm 
presleep. 

03 10 07 27 CMP Roger. We'll do that. 

03 10 08 2l+ CC Apollo 16, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from LOS. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 60/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 19 25 hi CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

03 19 25 51 CC Apollo 16, Houston. 

03 19 26 25 CMP Hov you down there this morning, Houston? 

03 19 26 27 CC Just fine. How are you, l6? 

03 19 26 35 CMP Changing hard. 

03 19 26 37 CC Roger. Got about three short items and a SIM "bay 

status, if you're ready. 

03 19 26 50 CMP Okay. Can we hold off on the SIM bay status? And 

I'll copy your three short items. 

03 19 26 55 CC Roger. 

03 19 26 58 CC Okay. The first one is - based on our evaluation, 

your potassium levels are running a little lov, 
and. we'd like to recommend that you drink some 
orange juice this morning. Also, you've got a long 
day ahead of you, so we'd like to recommend that 
you eat a bit more food. Second item is terminate 
battery Bravo charge. The third item Is terminate 
the jet-on monitor. 



03 19 27 53 CMP Okay, Don. 

03 19 28 02 CMP Okay, Don. Number 1, I understand your comment 

about the potassium low and all that jazz. We've 
just finished up breakfast, and I think we've eaten 
almost everything that the LMies have to eat. And 
we - we've been drinking all the drinks every day. 
And, if we get a chance, we'll try to get some 
more - get another juice bag out. We will terminate 
the battery B charge and terminate the jex monitor, 
and I understand the way to do the jet monitor Is - 
I'll go to - I'll go to the SCS mode and key a 
VERB 37 NOUN 20 and then verify that NOUN 2b isn't 
all zeros again. And I can go back to P20. Is 
that correct? 



03 19 28 55 CC 



Stand by 1 



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03 19 29 02 CC There's no requirement to go to SCS, l6. 

03 19 29 09 CMP Okay. I can just call 37 20 without getting a.-.y 

firings? 

03 19 31 10 CC 16, just to be sure we're talking the same thing - 

to kill the jet-on monitor, we want to do a 
VERB 37 ENTER, 30 ENTER, a VERB 37 ENTER, 20 ENTER, 
and zero the NOUN 26. 



03 


19 


32 


05 


CMP 


Don, I can't get to the Updates Book where that's 
written down. Would you read it to me slowly, and 
I'll do that terminate right now. 


03 


19 


32 


11 


CC 


Okay, it's VERB 37 ENTER, 30 ENTER, VERB 37 ENTER , 
20 ENTER, zero the NOUN 26. 


03 19 


32 


31 


CC 


And, 16, you're about 1 minute to LOS, and you're 
looking good . 


03 


19 


32 


39 


CMP 


Okay. And we're taking an extra orange with 
potassium this morning. 


03 


19 


32 


k3 


CC 


Roger. 


03 


19 


33 


06 


CMP 


Houston, 16. Take a look at that biomed off of 
me and see how it looks. Over. 


03 


19 


33 


11+ 


CC 


Okay. 


03 


19 


33 


20 


CMP 


I got it reset - from yesterday. 


03 


19 


33 


28 


CC 


Ken, still looks a little loose. 


03 


19 


33 


35 


CMP 


Well, it's not loose. 


03 


19 


33 


ko 


CC 


We'll have to take a better look at it next tine 
around, Ken. 


03 


19 


33 


kQ 


CDR 


Okay. This is John, and the sensors are fixed. 


03 


19 


3h 


01 


CC 


We've got confusion down here on who we're monitor' 
ing , John. 


03 


19 


3h 


k2 


CC 


John, the lead we're concerned with is the sternal 



lead - the cne on your breastbone. Ycu mi 
jiggle it a little bit. 



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03 19 35 05 CDR Gee, we're doing that. It sure looks like it's 

all tight . 

03 19 35 09 CC Okay. 

03 19 35 35 CC John, you might try putting new sponges on that 

lead. 

03 19 35 h3 CDR Okay. I did that last night. 

03 19 35 ^9 CC Okay. We'll pick you up next rev and talk about it. 

03 20 06 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 10 

03 20 29 kO CC 16, this is Houston. Standing by. 

03 20 29 h6 CMP Hello, Jim. 

03 20 29 hj CC Morning. 

03 20 29 1+9 CMP We're in the process of a little suit donning here, 

and we've got one problem. I went to retract the 
mass spectrometer, and the gamma ray boom came in 
fine, but the mass spectrometer boom indicates to 
barber pole and has stayed barber pole about 
10 minutes. I went ahead and enabled the jetts. 
And I'd like for you to take a look at the - at 
the - telemetry talkback on the boom, and see if 
you can suggest something for me to do. 

03 20 30 15 CC Okay, we copy. 

03 20 30 l6 CMP Barber pole. It's a total barber pole. 

03 20 30 18 CC We copy. Ken. 

03 20 30 20 CMP Okay. 

03 20 31 19 CC 16, this is Houston. We're wondering if you've 

gone through the malfunction procedure for that 
boom retraction on page 1-21+ of the Systens 
Handbook? 

03 20 31 31 CMP Well, I looked and didn't find one that was 

appropriate . 



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03 20 31 35 CC Okay. I guess you're right, Ken. 

03 20 31 h8 CMP We're pretty busy, as you know, Jin, and so I'd 

really appreciate it if you could talk me through 
whatever steps you ■want , 

03 20 31 53 CC Okay; understand. 

03 20 32 30 CC l6, this is Houston. We'd like you lo put the 

MASS SPEC BOOM switch to the off position. That's 
if it's not there already. 

03 20 32 39 CMP Okay. And when I do, it goes to gray. 

03 20 32 1+5 CC Understand, it goes to gray. 

03 20 32 52 CMP That's affirmative. 

03 20 35 00 CC 16, this is Houston. We had understood that you 

had activated all your RCS jets. We show you still 
in the SIM bay configuration. 

03 20 35 19 CMP Okay. Thank you. I have the switches with the 

circuit breakers I had left out. 

03 20 35 25 CC Roger. 

03 20 35 38 CC 16, this is Houston. You can go normal acquisition 

procedures on the S-band. 

03 20 35 ^5 CMP Okay. 

03 20 36 19 CMP Jin, what did you want me to do with that high 

gain? 

03 20 36 2k CC We wanted you to go through normal acquisition 

procedures . 

03 20 37 19 CC i6, will you go AUTO on the HIGH GAIN? 

03 20 37 26 CMP You have it. 

03 20 37 29 CC Okay. 

END OP TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 20 38 ih CC Six - Uever mind. 

03 20 38 1*6 CC Okay, 16. This is Houston. We have SIM "bay daxa 

now. Will you go back to RETRACT on the - on the 
BOOM switch? 

03 20 38 59 CMP Okay. You have RETRACT, Jim. 

03 20 39 10 CC Roger. 

03 20 kO 09 CC 16, this is Houston. Will you check the talkback 

on that BOOM, and tell us whether it's full barber 
pole or a partial? 

03 20 1+0 22 CMP It's the same as it's been, Jim. It ' s a barber 

pole, full. 

03 20 1+0 27 CC Okay, we copy; a full barber pole. We show it 

partially retracted within acceptable limits. 

03 20 hO 38 CMP What do you mean partially retracted? Does that 

mean your telemetry point has cinched closure? 

03 20 1+0 hh CC That's affirmative. 

03 20 1+0 U9 CMP Okay, then I'll put it back into the OFF position? 

03 20 hO 53 CC Stand by, Ken. I think we - we want it in RETRACT. 

03 20 1+0 59 CMP Okay, I'll leave it in RETRACT. 

03 20 1+1 01 CC Okay, you could put the RETRACT switch back to the 

OFF position. 

03 20 1+1 ll+ CMP Okay, RETRACT is OFF. 

03 20 1+1 16 CC Roger. 

03 20 1+1 19 CMP If you can watch that thing on telemetry, I can 

extend it enough to. clear it and then try a RETRACT 
again . 

03 20 1+1 30 CC Okay, let's - We're within limits, Ken. Let's 

hold what we have. 



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33 20 ill 39 CMP Okay. 

03 20 1+3 1+7 CMP Okay, Jim, On the docking latch number 10, I've 

got some observations, if you're ready. 

03 20 it 3 56 CC Roger. We're ready, Ken. Go ahead. 

03 20 kk 01 CMP Okay, when I look in under the LM umbilical con- 

nector cover, the roller cam looks normal, and 
everything I can see from that side looks correct. 
When I look under the cover on the right side - 
that's the probe connector cover - I look at the 
bungee in the - the little arm that sticks out 
from the bottom of the cam - when I compare it to 
another latch, it doesn't stick out as far; in 
fact, the back of this part - this inner piece of 
the bell crank - I can get the part number on it , 
and it's - it's flush; whereas, on the other end, 
it sticks out and it shows the pin; so it looks 
like it hasn't come over center. Sorry I don't 
have the right part nomenclature. 

03 20 kk 51 CC Roger; we copy. 

03 20 kk 52 CMP If you had u docking latch on the table: Kilt* ■ 

somewhere, you could see what I'm looking at. 

03 20 1+5 33 CC Ken, this is Houston. Can you see anything that 

might be obstructing or interfering with that cam 
action? 

03 20 1+5 h2 CMP No, sir; I can't. 

03 20 1+5 hk CC Okay. 

03 20 1+6 28 CC Okay, l6; this is Houston. If you go to POO and 

ACCEPT, we'll up-link you. Okay, just ACCEPT. 

03 20 1+6 1+1 CMP You're there. 

03 20 1+9 2l+ CC Okay, 16; this is Houston. You can go back zo 

BLOCK. 

03 20 1+9 1+2 CC 16, this is Houston. Did you copy? 

03 20 1+9 1+7 CMP Yeah, you got it. 

03 20 1-9 ^3 CC Roger. 



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03 20 58 51 CMP Houston, we just passed over the good landing 

site, and you can see the whole area. Stands out 
very nicely just like the model. 

03 20 59 01 CC Very good, Ken. Thank you. 

03 20 59 39 CMP Houston, from my present position, I can't be 

sure exactly where I am because I just looked out 
the window again "but - we passed over a large 
crater, and it has three little domes in the bottom 
of it with craters in the top of them; and they 
look like very subtle cinder cones. I'll try to 
mark that guy on the way back. It's one of a 
cluster of two large ones and several smaller ones. 

03 21 00 03 CC Roger. We copy, Ken. 

03 21 01 30 CC 16, this is - Houston. Will you give us another 

reading on that docking tunnel index when you have 
an opportunity? 

03 21 01 40 CMP It's still the same thing: minus 3.5- 

03 21 01 h3 CC Roger. Minus 3.5. 

03 21 01 US CMP Affirm. 

03 21 06 07 CC 16, this is Houston - 

03 21 06 09 CMP Houston, l6. 

03 21 06 10 CC We have filmed the - Go ahead, l6. 

03 21 06 15 CMP Okay. John and Charlie got their suits on and 

they're in the LM. Is there any reason they 

shouldn't go ahead and power up and get some 
cooling? 



03 


21 


06 


25 


CC 


Stand by. 


03 


21 


06 


33 


CC 


Okay, let's proceed, Ken. 


03 


21 


06 


38 


CMP 


Okay, we'll proceed. 


03 


21 


07 


21 


CMP 


Houston; Orion on internal power at 93:07 


03 


21 


07 


25 


CC 


Roger. 



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03 21 07 1+6 CC And, Ken, this is Houston. The reason for that 

undervoltage last night was that the - all the 
heaters just happened to come on at that particular 
time . 

03 21 07 59 CMP Say again, Jim. We were cycling over to relief 

dump at the time (chuckle). 

03 21 08 0l+ CC I'll talk to you later. 

03 21 08 09 CMP Okay. Did you get my call on the LM power at 

93:07? 

03 21 08 ih CC Sure did; 93:07. 

03 21 10 3k CC 16, this is Houston. S-BAND AUX SCI switched to 

OFF . Over . 

03 21 10 1+5 CMP That's OFF. 

03 21 10 i+T CC Roger. 

03 21 19 25 CMP Houston, can I give you some torquing angles, or 

did you copy them? 

03 21 19 29 CC We have them, Ken. 

03 21 19 33 CMP Okay, and we're in the maneuver. 

03 21 19 36 CC Roger. 

03 21 20 23 CC Ken, this is Houston. Our plan on the mass spec 

boom is to leave it where it is, and we're going 
to ask John and Charlie to check it after undocking, 
with respect to position. 

03 21 20 h6 CMP Okay. 

03 21 20 hS> CC And when I was trying to talk to you "before, I 

just wanted to give you the word on that; under- 
voltage which y'all had last night. The reason 
for that was the fact that all the heaters came 
on at the same time. Over. 

03 21 21 05 CMP Okay, I guess mayhe I jumped the gun, hut it seemed 

to me like that - that MASTER ALARM came on in- 
stantly when I hit that switch, and it 3 e exec 



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the only prudent thing to do was to undo what I 
just did. I'm glad to hear that, though. Thank 
you. 

03 21 21 kk CC And, Ken, if you're - got a few minutes there - 

I could give you a - a Flight Plan update, a very 
shcrt one. 

03 21 21 51 CMP Could - could you hold it? I 'm in the middle of ■ 

suit donning and canister change. 

03 21 21 56 CC Okay. 

03 21 25 11 CC Ken, will you have Orion select the aft antenna? 

03 21 25 19 IMP Okay, Jim. You got it. 

03 21 25 22 CC Very good. We're reading you loud and clear. 

03 21 25 27 LMP And you're really beautiful, too. We are on 

page 3-6, step 6. We'd have been a little bit 
further along, but we had trouble with John's 
zipper today. 

03 21 25 38 CDR ... I tried to . . . 

03 21 26 09 CC Orion, will you go DOWN VOICE BACKUP? 

03 21 26 5h LMP ... Casper. Over. 

03 21 27 15 CC Casper, this is Houston. If there's anyth - thin 

significant from Orion, will you relay, because 
there's excessive noise down here. 

03 21 27 26 LMP How do you read, Jim? 

03 21 27 i+2 CC Casper, this Is Houston. How do you read? 

03 21 30 17 CC Orion, this is Houston. How do you read? 

03 21 30 22 LMP You're 5 by, Jim. How me? 

03 21 30 25 CC Roger; we're reading you. We still have a lot of 

noise, but we don't have the big dish up yet. 

03 21 30 32 LMP Okay, we got a signal strength of about 5.9 on th 

aft omni. 



Tape 6l/6 



Page 330 








03 21 


30 


.j 1 


TP 


I? er i=*t* TTn prct an rl ^ Q nn "hT^* 21 afi" nmri 

C. J_ . \JLi U.CI 0 OcULlLL J • ^7 W 11 OilC GLJ. Li Willi. 1 X ■ 


03 21 


31 


29 


LMP 




03 21 


32 


19 


CC 


16 , "this is Houston . You ' re 2 minutes from LOS . 


03 21 


32 


28 


CMP 


Okay, thank you. . , . 


03 21 


32 


51 


CDR 


Can you read me, Charlie? 


03 21 


32 


52 


LMP 


Yeah. 


03 21 


32 


55 


CDR 


T dnn 1 "h TPAd vmi 


03 21 


32 


56 


LMP 


Yon H ' "h hftvf* vaui* Auriin hT^akf^T in do von? 


03 21 


32 


59 


CDR 


Yeah. 


03 21 


33 


01 


LMP 


Did you turn on your stuff? 


03 21 


33 


Oil 


CDR 


Yeah. 


03 21 


33 


15 


LMP 


How's that? How's that? 


03 21 


33 


18 


CDR 


That ' =; hetter Okav Thank von. What was that? 
How did you fix that? 


03 21 


33 


25 


LMP 


I just put my mike closer to my mouth. 


03 21 


33 


27 


CDR 


Okay, fine . ... 


03 21 


33 


28 


LMP 


And talked up a little hit. I've got my MASTER 
VOLUME up full. 


03 21 


33 


31 


CDR 


Me, too. 


03 21 


33 


1*0 


CDR 


Okay, where are you at, Charlie? 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 62/1 
Page 331 

VO l6 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
03 22 00 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV II 

03 22 23 Oo LMP Hello, Houston. Ole Orion; how do you read? 

Over. 

03 22 23 09 CC Orion, this is Houston. Read you loud and clear. 

03 22 23 lU LMP Okay, Jim. We're zipping right on through the 

checklist. We've got the PONS up, the docked 
coarse align done, the landing gears deployed, 
and the only thing we haven't done is really what 
you need to see. And we're ready to start in on 
the S-band checks and bring up the steerable. Over, 

03 22 23 3h CC Okay, Charlie. 

03 22 23 1+3 LMP Okay, while guidance is - Let me give you some 

angles. We had a VERB 06 NOUN 20 that was done at 
9l+:20:20. The LM angles were plus 29^65, plus 
28996, plus 35502. 

03 22 2k 12 LMP How do you read, Jim? 

03 22 2k 13 CC Roger; we copy. Copied the LM as plus 29^65, 

plus 28996, plus 35502, Over. 

03 22 2k 25 LMP That's affirmative. The command module are plus 

00269, plus 10931, plus 001+72. Over. 

03 22 2l+ 37 CC Roger. I copied plus 00269, plus 10931, plus 

001+70. Over. 

03 22 2k LMP That's firm. It sounds like we've got good comm 

on PRIMARY S-band and T/R and SECONDARY POWER AMP. 
I'm going SECONDARY S-BAND T/R and PRIMARY POWER 
AMP. Over. 

03 22 25 00 CC Roger. We're standing by. 



03 22 25 03 CDR 
03 22 25 0k LMP 



We ' ve got a lot ... 

Okay. I think It's my switch you're doing. 



Tape 62/2 
Page 332 



03 


oo 


25 


08 


CDR 


Huh? Yeah, LL is. Carry on. 


03 


22 


25 


13 


CC 


Casper, this is Houston. We want narrow on the 
S-band. 


03 


22 


25 


1+6 


CDR 


Is that affirmative? 


03 


22 


25 


hi 


LMP 


Yeah, you can go ahead ... Okay, Jim; how do you 
read? Over. 


03 


22 


25 


55 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. Go ahead. 


03 


22 


26 


03 


LMP 


How do you read, Jim? Over. 


03 


22 


26 


05 


CC 


I read you, but there's a lot of noise in the 
background. 


03 


22 


26 


15 


LMP 


Okay. We have PRIMARY EVAP activation time as 
93:33:30; and we're standing by for the AGS abort 
constants. Over. Or - - 


03 


22 


26 


27 


CC 


Roger - - 


03 


22 


26 


28 


LMP 


- - Let's do the steerable first and get - and gel 
you the down-link off the E-memory dump. Over. 


03 


22 


26 


36 


CC 


Okay. We're standing by for the steerable. 


03 


22 


26 


^3 


CC 


Casper, this is Houston. Will you go AUTO? 


05 


22 


25 


24 


CC 


Casper, this is Houston. How do you read? 


03 


22 


23 


30 


CMP 


Loud and clear. 


03 


22 


28 


31 


CC 


Roger, Casper, I have a PIPA bias update for ycu 


03 


22 


29 


18 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. We want you to go LOW 
BIT RATE and then bring up the high gain. 


03 


22 


29 


30 


LMP 


Okay. 


03 


22 


29 


1+6 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. The pitch should be 99 
on the steerable. 


03 


22 


30 


18 


LMP 


Okay, Houston. We got the aft omni. I can'~ - 



when I move the yaw drive, t.he yaw indicator does 
not move on the steerable , and I do not hear any 
grinding noise. Over. 



Tape 62/3 
Page 333 



03 30 3 J f CC Knf^r. I copy no rer. ponse on tlio yaw drive . 

0 3 22 30 Ul LMP That's affirmative. 

03 22 30 42 CC Roger. If you're ready, Charlie, I'll read you 

the AGS abort constants. 

03 22 30 h9 LMP Okay, go ahead. 

03 22 30 50 CC Okay, 224 beginning: plus 60511 , plus 29419, 

plus 60383, plus 00565, minus 32776, minus 54412, 
Over. 

0 3 22 31 21 LMP Roger. Copy, starting with 224: 60511, 29419, 

60383, 00565, 3 - minus 32776, 54412. Over. 

03 22 31 ki CC Okay. On 673, it was minus 54412. 

03 22 31 49 LMP Roger. That's what I got - minus 54412. 

0 3 22 31 54 CC Good readback. 

03 22 33 00 LMP Houston, Orion. 

03 22 33 02 CC Go ahead, Orion. 



03 22 33 06 LMP Okay. I can't seem to get the yaw out of the 

stowed position, minus 12 on the indicator, and I 
cannot hear it drive when I move this dial - just 
like the - in pitch I can hear it drive and the 
needle follows. Over. 

03 22 33 20 CC I - We read you, Charlie. We want you to go 

through a little procedure here to essentially get 
you back to a start position. We want you to go 
to SLEW on the S-BAND. Check both S-band circuit 
breakers on 11 and l6. Select pitch of minus 75 
and yaw of minus 12; wait 30 seconds and then go 
to an acquisition and we'll have some angles for 
you. 

03 22 33 47 LMP Okay, that's where we are. 

03 22 3k 27 CC Casper, this is Houston. Go to ACCEPT. And, 

Orion, the angles for your S-band are pitch of 99 
and yaw of 16. 

03 22 34 ^7 IMP Copy 99 and lo. 



Tape 62/U 
Page 33^ 



03 


22 


3^ 


c 1 


cc 


Arid, Casper, this is Houston. I have that PIPA 
bias for you whenever you're ro^dy to copy. 


03 


22 


35 


02 


LMP 


Go ahead. 


03 


22 


35 


Oh 


CC 


Okay, on the PIPA. bias: address 1^5^, data 03521; 
address 1^56, data 7627^. Over. 


03 


22 


35 


25 


CMP 


Okay, address ih^h , 03521; address 1U56, 7627^. 


03 


22 


35 


36 


CC 


Okay, on the IU56, couldn't hear your readback, 
Ken. The data is l627h. 


03 


22 


35 


i+5 


CMP 


Roger; 7627*+. 


03 


22 


35 


50 


CC 


Sounded like a good readback. 


03 


22 


35 


57 


CC 


And, Casper, this is Houston with a DAP load for 
you whenever you're ready. 


03 


22 


36 


L9 


CMP 


Go ahead. 


03 


22 


36 


3h 


CMP 


Go ahead, Jim. 


03 


22 


36 


h3 


CC 


Casper, this is Houston. We're finished with the 
computer. 


03 


22 


36 


50 


CMP 


Okay, I'm in BLOCK, and I'm standing by. 


03 


22 


36 


57 


LMP 


Houston, Orion. 


03 


22 


37 


15 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. Will you select DOWN 
VOICE BACKUP 


03 


22 


37 


17 


LMP 


Houston, Orion. 


03 


22 


37 


ho 


LMP 


... VOICE BACKUP. How do you read? 


03 


22 


37 


h9 


CC 


Roger. We're reading you but still excessive 
noise down here. 


03 


22 


37 


51 


LMP 


Okay. Was it as noisy on the other transmitter 
receiver and power amp? 


03 


22 


37 


59 


CC 


I think it was about the same, Charlie. 



Tape 62/5 
Page 335 



03 ?2 38 05 LMP Okay, be adv inert - we went through the steerable 

otep 2 on page; 3-62, and the yaw still does not 
indicate that it's moving, and we ca.nr.ot hear a 
grind. Though, with those angles, I get a - that 
I got of 99 and minus 12, I get a signal strength 
of greater than 3. I went TRACK MODE to AUTO and 
up-link - and when I went TRACK MODE to AUTO, it 
sounded like the thing is setting up there just 
constantly oscillating and the - the pitch needle 
varies plus or minus 10. The signal strength stays 
pretty constant. In fact, no matter what position 
I select on the S-band antenna, the signal strength 
stays up around 38 or so. 

03 22 38 59 CC Roger; we copy. 

03 22 39 04 LMP Okay. Could we press on with the aft onni in that 

configuration? Over. 

03 22 39 12 CC Yeah, let's press on. 

03 22 39 16 LMP Okay. Can you get an 3-memory dump? We're ready 

for the E-memory dump. 



22 39 22 CC Stand "by 1. 



03 22 39 30 CC Okay, let's bypass that because we need high bit 

rate . 

03 22 39 38 LMP Okay. You can't get high bit rate on the omni? 

03 22 39 43 CC Not until we get to the - 210 up. 

03 22 39 50 LMP Okay. You will bypass the up-link and we'll go 

on and do the - the ascent battery checkout. 

03 22 hO 01 CC Okay, we're ready for the battery checkout. 

03 22 k0 02 CDR Okay. Is it okay to do the P52 without - Okay to 

do the P52 as soon as we get into darkness here? 

03 22 40 31 CDR Houston, can I do the P52 when I get into the 

darkness? Over. 

03 22 hO 37 CC Stand by. Okay, we're preparing a REFSMMAT for 

you now, John, that you'll have to put in manually. 
Then you'll be able to proceed. 



Tape 62/6 
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03 


22 


1+0 


53 


CDR 


Koger . 






03 


22 


i+a 


53 


LMP 


Can't use that. 






03 


22 


1+1 


15 


LMP 


Here's the P2T pad. 






03 


22 


hi 


21 


CDR 


Where's the G&C Checklist? 






03 


22 


)il 


50 


CC 


Okay, Orion, This is Houston, 
for you, one for REFSMMAT and 
state vector. Over. 


I have a 
the other' 


- a P27 
s your 


03 


22 


h2 


05 


CDR 


Okay; go ahead. 






03 


22 


k2 


10 


CC 


Stand "by 1. 






03 


22 


142 


18 


CC 


Orion, we - we'd like you to g 


;o back to 


SLEW and 



place the antenna at the STOW position, minus 75 
and minus 12 and just leave it there. 



03 


22 


1+2 


31 


LMP 


Tell them okay. 


We got 


it. 


03 


22 


1+2 


33 


CDR 


Okay, we got it. 






03 


22 


1+2 


3k 


CC 


And, Charlie; if 


you're 


ready to copy, I have 



P2T update for the REFSMMAT and state vector for 
you. 

03 22 1+2 1+3 LMP I'm ready to copy. 

03 22 1+2 1+5 CC Okay. Index is 2h: 01731, 12560, 22621+, 66315, 

755^6 , 71001, 1+7526, 0201+1+, 01+020, 70161+, 73753, 

15651, 30651, 61+233, 61+1+71, 656I+7, 63^33, 7^021, 
76063. Over. 

03 22 1+1+ 01 LMP Okay, readback. Index 2h - index is 2h: 01731, 

12560, 22621+, 66315, 755^6, 71001, 1+7526, 0201+1+, 

01+020, 7016I+, 73753, 15651, 30651, 61+233, 61+1+71, 
6561+7, 63^33, 71+021, 76063. 

03 22 1+5 00 CC Okay, that's a good readback. I have your state 

vector for you when you're ready. 



03 22 1+5 07 LMP 



Roger. Go. 



Tope 62/7 
Fage 337 



03 22 L2 CC Okay, if you're ready, Charlie, on the state 

vector. Index 21: 01501, 77775, 77776, 576C2, 
00301, 37^50, 00155, 20621, 20111, 31450, 00662, 
17260, 76OOI4, 55226, 0^076, 17120. Over. 

03 22 1+6 19 LMP Okay. S^ate vector, 21 index: 01501, 77775, 

77776, 57602, 00301, 371+50, 00155, 20621, 20111, 
31**50, 00662, 17260, 7600U, 55226, 01+176, 17120. 

03 22 1+6 59 CC Roger. On item 20 - it's 0H076. Over. 

03 22 1+7 09 CDR What you got? 

03 22 1+7 11 LMP That's what I have, 01+076. 

03 22 hi 13 CC Roger. 

03 22 hi 25 LMP Back to . . . 

03 22 hi 29 CDR ... I can't believe it. 

03 22 1+7 hh CC And, Orion. This is Houston. I have a sep pad 

whenever y'all are ready. 

03 22 1*7 51 LMP Okay. Wait 1. 

03 22 1+8 3l+ CC Orion, this is Houston with another procedure for 

the S-band. 

03 22 1+8 1+1 LMP Roger. 

03 22 1+8 1+1+ CC Roger. We want you to open the S-BAND ANTENNA 

circuit breaker on panel 11, wait 1 minute, and 
then try acquisition again. 

03 22 1+8 58 LMP Roger 

03 22 1+8 59 CC After 1 minute, you close the circuit breaker and 

try an acquisition. 

03 22 1+9 05 LMP Roger. 

03 22 1+9 17 LMP It did. 

03 22 1+9 19 CDR That is for state vector, okay? 

0 3 22 1+9 21 LMP We'll get the VERB lh. 



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03 22 


1+9 


2k 


cm 


VERB 71. 


03 22 


k9 


25 


LMP 


VERB 71 ENTER. 


03 22 


1+9 


28 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 22 


k9 


29 


LMP 


2k, ENTER. 


03 22 


kg 


30 


CDR 


2k, ENTER. Doesn't 


03 22 


1+9 


"J i=. 
-J s 


LMP 


Okay, Houston. How 



vector by a VERB 71, and then a 2k ENTER, then 
enter the numbers, right? 



03 


22 


^9 


1+5 


CDR 


No, that's the REFSMMAT. The 


03 


22 


^9 


1+6 


CC 


Stand by. 


03 


22 


^9 


kl 


CDR 


- - state vector's the 2k ... See - see, we've 
got a flashing 2k. 


03 


22 


1+9 


58 


LMP 


w±i^ii j jli a, ^ uu. x \~ -L ^5 U K,tr U J. l> « ± XI tr 

VERB 71 and then you've got 2k index. 


03 


22 


50 


12 


LMP 


Now, starting with 117*+, okay? 


03 


22 


50 


17 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. Roger. You should enter 
it just as it is read up on the pad. 


03 


22 


50 


21 


CDR 


Understand. VERB 71; then a 2k ENTER; then a 
01731 ENTER; and so on. 


03 


22 


50 


25 


CC 


That should be correct. 


03 


22 


50 


37 


LMP 


01731 ENTER. 


03 


22 


50 


1+2 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


22 


50 


kk 


LMP 


12560 ENTER. 


03 


22 


50 


kl 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 


22 


50 


1+8 


LMP 


22621+ ENTER. 


03 


22 


50 


52 


CDR 


ENTER . 


03 


22 


50 


53 


LMP 


66315 ENTER. 



Tape 62/9 
Page 339 



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03 22 


50 


59 


uMr 






03 dd 


5-L 


U 5 


rrsp 






0 3 2^ 






T f /TP 


_ _ U6 ENTER 

™ 'T\J J. J— lit* 










h tyr 


h6 ""NTER 




03 22 


51 


0 i 


LKir 


fXUvJ-L xrj.fi. , 




03 22 


51 


11 


CDR 






03 22 




1 J 


T MT3 

liinr 






03 dd 


;>l 


-1-5 








03 22 


51 


lo 


LMP 






03 22 


51 


22 


CDR 


ENTER. 




03 22 


51 


23 


LMP 


0ii020 ENTER. 




03 22 


51 


27 


CDR 


0^020. 




03 22 


51 


29 


T 1\;TD 

IiMr 


ies. 




03 dd 


51 


30 




nir air 




03 22 


51 


31 


IiMr 


£i ipwtttr Wfiit" n ttit mi+.f 1 ^ Have "to "fc£Lk.e 

back. 


that 


03 22 


51 


37 


CDR 


I don't know how to do that. 




03 22 


51 


39 


LMP 


Okay, we'll go back and change that later. 
73753 ENTER. 


« » • 


03 22 


51 


CDR 


73 - - 




03 22 


51 


hi 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston - - 




03 22 


51 


hQ 


LMP 


7 - - 




03 22 


51 ^9 


CC 


A reminder of a VERB 33 at the end of your 


entr 



Tape 62/10 
Page 3H0 



03 


22 


51 


55 


CDR 


Roger. Understand. We've got a hot mike down 
there. Go ahead. What are you on, 1207? 


03 


22 


52 


06 


LMP 


Okay, 73 - Okay, 15651 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


15 


CDR 


51 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


16 


LMP 


30651 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


20 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


22 


LMP 


61+233 ENTER . 


03 


22 


52 


26 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


27 


LMP 


61+1+71 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


3U 


CDR 


Go. 


03 


22 


52 


35 


LMP 


6561+7 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


38 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


39 


LMP 


631+33 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


hk 


CDR 


ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


1*5 


LMP 


71+021 ENTER. 76063, ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


53 


CDR 


Six what? 


03 


22 


52 


5U 


LMP 


6063 ENTER. 


03 


22 


52 


56 


CDR 


Go. 








jy 


T MP 

i-ii v Ir 


Okay, that was a mistake on 701 — Okay, now let 
me see, that's - - 


03 


22 


53 


07 


CDR 


It says delete. You got to check it. 


03 


22 


53 


29 


cc 


Okay, Orion. This is Houston. We're looking at 
page 1-26 in the G&N Dictionary to review the 
data. 


03 


22 


53 


38 


CDR 


Roger. So are we. 


03 


22 


53 


1+2 


LMP 


Okay. Now, we got one that's wrong. 



Tape 62/11 
Page 3Ul 



03 22 53 U5 CDR 

03 22 53 <*6 CC 

03 22 53 51 LMP 

03 22 5k 06 CDR 

03 22 5^ 08 LMP 

03 22 5^ 11 CDR 

03 22 5^ 17 LMP 

03 22 5^ 18 CDR 

03 22 5k 20 LMP 

03 22 5U 27 CDR 

03 22 5U U0 CDR 

03 22 55 00 LMP 

03 22 55 03 CDR 

03 22 55 01+ LMP 

03 22 55 29 CDR 

03 22 55 30 LMP 

03 22 55 5U CDR 
03 22 55 56 LMP 
03 22 55 58 CDR 

03 22 56 07 LMP 



Yeah. 

Yeah, we heard that, and we Relieve it's 
number 13. 

VERB - We concur, Jim. 
ENTER. 



ENTER. 

Okay. R-l data. NOUN 15. 

ENTER. 

ENTER. 

One. ENTER. 
ENTER. 

ENTER . Okay. ENTER. NOUN 15. NOUN - 5 ENTER. 
There we go. Okay. Okay, let*s review it. 

Okay, 0731. 
Yeah. 

Go ahead. No, John, you've got to ENTER after 
every one of those. VERB 1 NOUN 1 ENTER. 
1173 ENTER. NOUN 15 ENTER. 

ENTER. 

Okay. Now ENTER for each one - Okay, that one's 
correct. Now, ENTER again. Okay, 12560. Okay, 
2262U, 66315, 755^6, 71001, U7 - ENTER. U7526. 

Go. 

620i+U. 

Just a moment. That ain't what it says. 020UU. 
Okay, mark that one. That's wrong. 

Okay, let's change it right now. 



Tape 62/12 
Page 342 



03 


22 


56 


11 


CDR 


Change data load, component identifier; correct 
Data E, What's a component identifier? 


03 


22 


56 


33 


CDR 


. . . Okay. 


03 


22 


56 


34 


CC 


Okay, Orion. This is Houston, Line 11 should he 
02044. Over. 


03 


22 




42 


CDR 


Okay. That's what it is. 


03 


22 


56 


1 1 
44 


CC 


Okay. 


03 22 


56 


hi 


CDR 


... 4020. 


03 


22 


56 


50 


LMP 


Yeah. Now that is what's wrong. 


03 


22 


56 


52 


CDR 


Okay; we fixed it. 


03 


22 


56 


55 


LMP 


Okay. 


03 


22 


57 


05 


CDR 


Load component identifier. 


03 


22 


57 


08 


LMP 


And that's 13. 13 and - I think it's NOUN, John. 
Hey, Jim, on the checklist, when it says "Load 
component identifier," we got - 13 is wrong. What 
do we load in there? 


03 


22 


57 


29 


CC 


A 13 ENTER. 


03 


22 


57 


34 


LMP 


Okay. 


03 


22 


57 


36 


CDR 


13. Okay. ENTER. Okay. 


03 


22 


57 


45 


LMP 


Okay, load 70 - 70 0l6U ENTER , and the next one 
is 15 - 


03 


22 


58 


05 


CDR 


I don't think it took. 


03 


22 


58 


08 


LMP 


You skipped one. Did you skip one? Hey, why 
don't you do the RCS pressurization ... 


03 


22 


58 


16 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


22 


58 


29 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to close 



that circuit breaker and try an acquisition or. 
the steerable. 



Tape 62/13 
Page 3^3 



03 22 


58 ho 


IMP 


Okay, it worked. 


03 22 


58 53 


IMP 


Okay, Jim; the yaw is still net working. 


03 22 


58 55 


CC 


Understand. Yaw is still not working. 


03 22 


59 


00 


IMP 


That's affirmative. 


03 23 


00 


06 


CDR 


You doing it over ...? All right, good idea. 


03 23 


00 


32 


CDR 


True. 


03 23 


00 


k2 


CDR 


Okay. LOGIC B has got a needle. 


03 23 


00 


k9 


CDR 


I'll get it. 


■ SEPARATE , 


SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 


03 22 


kk 


02 


CC 


Casper, Houston. 


03 22 


kk 


07 


CMP 


Go ahead. 


03 22 


kk 


08 


CC 


Good morning to you. Got a couple of pads for 
you, Ken. I got the CSM DAP load, vhich is copied 
at 95:55. 


03 22 


kk 


22 


CMP 


Okay, Hank. Just make sure that I get a break here 
about 9k:k9. Okay, go ahead with your pads. 


03 22 


kk 


37 


CC 


Roger. Weight, 39298; NOUN 1+8, plus 0.U9, 
plus 1.22. 


03 22 


kk 


57 


CMP 


Okay, this is at 95:55. Weight 39298, plus 0.1+9, 
plus 1.22. 


03 22 


k5 


08 


CC 


Roger; that's correct. 


03 22 


k5 


12 


CMP 


And, Hank, Jim's still up on our loop. 


03 22 




16 


CC 


Roger. He just went off, Ken. 


03 22 


U5 


21 


CMP 


Okay. Did you get my readback? 


03 22 


k5 


25 


CC 


That's affirmative. It was good. 



Tape 62 /Ik 
Page 3kk 

03 22 1+5 3k CMP And we ought to orbit down here at 8 miles. This 

is really neat. 

03 22 1*5 5k CMP Did you have anything else for rue , Hank? 

03 22 1+5 56 CC Roger; I had your ?2k pad for about 96:1*5. I 

think we've got time to get that in. 

03 22 1*6 Ok CMP Yes, sir; let's go ahead. I'm ready. 

03 22 U6 07 CC Okay. The target is l6-3. T , 096:1+3:59, 

096:1+5:37-0, 096:1+6:07, 096:1+6:29. Attitude, 015, 
296, 000; north, 03 nautical miles. 

03 22 1+6 55 CMP Okay, Hank. I thought 16-3 was to be used only 

for high altitude. That's kind of a large crater, 
isn't it? 

03 22 1+7 06 CC Stand by, and I'll check it. 

03 22 1*7 08 CMP Maybe that's the only one that's in the track. 

Okay, let me read it back to you, and just verify 
that later. 096:1+3:59, 96:1+5:37-0, 96:1+6:07, 
96:1+6:29; roll, 015; pitch, 296; yaw, 000; north, 
3 miles on l6-3. 

03 22 1+7 32 CC Good readback, Ken. 

03 22 1+7 35 CMP Okay. And I'm going to go out the window here 

for just a minute. And I've got the VHF off so 
I can talk to you. If the LMs call me or some- 
thing, you might give me a call. 

03 22 1*7 1*7 CC Okay, will do. 

03 22 50 17 CMP Okay, I'm coming up on the edge of the Kant Plateau 

now and, from down here, that looks like a real 
steep rise. That's very impressive. But there's 
nothing that's particularly significant about; the 
topography or the texture. It just rises up. 

03 22 50 31 CC Roger; copy. 

03 22 51 08 CMP And all the surface here, Hank, has this striaticn 

effect to it. It's like we were looking at down 
there at - pictures of the Silver Spur and so fort:: , 
But this is on the horizontal surface. .-jr_ci i~ sill, 
has that same effect. 



Tape 62/15 
Page 3^5 



03 22 51 21 CC Hey, that's really interesting. 

03 22 52 29 CMP Okay, Hank, we slipped by it. Coining up upside 

dovn and backwards almost vertical like this, I 
didn't get a very good hack at it, but I did get 
a - one look at it, and you can identify North and 
South Ray and all the features there, and got a 
look at that old Erastostenion [sic] Crater that 1 3 
over to the southwest that shows beautiful linea- 
ments in the photographs. And they aren't there 
visually from - from here. It looks like it has 
the same interior that all the rest of the things 
do. And I'll talk more about that later. 

03 22 53 Oh CC Roger. 

03 22 53 20 CMP Okay, I'm ready to go to work. 

03 22 53 26 CC Did you get any photos in there? 

03 22 53 30 CMP Got just one. Just had one glance at it before it 

was occulted by the LM. 

03 22 53 36 CC Roger. 

03 22 53 k5 CC Ken, did you get a Flight Plan change at a hundred 

hours and 20 minutes to charge battery A? 

03 22 5U 07 CMP No, sir. 

03 22 5k 08 CC Okay, I couldn't tell from here whether that'd gone 

up or not. That - At a hundred hours 20 minutes, 
we'd like to add "Charge battery A." 

03 22 51+ 19 CMP Okay, charge battery A at a hundred hours and 

20 minutes, and I'm gonna go get my helmet and 
gloves on here. Then we'll do a little suit 
circuit integrity check. Got anything that we 
ought to do first? 

03 22 5 U 38 CC I'm just coming on. Did you happen to take a look 

at that docking latch? Okay, I've just been told 
that's all squared away. So I don't - don't know 
of anything that needs to be done now before you 
go ahead with the integrity check. 



03 22 5^ 56 CMP 



Okay. I'm going to press into that. 



Tape 62/16 
Page 3^6 

03 23 02 16 CC Casper, Houston. For your information, the LM's 

about h or 5 minutes from hot fire. 

03 23 02 2k CMP Okay, I'm still on a tight dead band. 

03 23 02 28 CC Okay, I was just giving you a warning, in case you 

wanted to bring your VHF up or whatever you need 
to do to talk to them. 

03 23 02 36 CMP Okay, thank you. 

03 23 05 11 CMP Orion, Casper. 

03 23 05 IT CMP Okay, Orion. I understand you're coming up on the 

hot fire check, and I think I'm supposed to go to 
a wide dead band. Can I have about 2 minutes to 
complete my suit check? 

03 23 05 28 CMP Okay. Thank you, sir. 

03 23 05 33 CC Casper, Houston. If you've got a sec there, I'd 

like to give you your sep pad. Stand by; I'll 
wait until you get through with the check. 

03 23 06 06 CMP Houston, did you call Casper? 

03 23 06 09 CC Roger, Ken. I'll wait until you get through with 

your integrity check. Give me a call when you're 
through, please. 

03 23 06 IT CMP Okay, thank you. That's not much else I can do. 

03 23 0T 03 CMP Okay, I'm still in MIN DEAD BAND. Thank you. 

03 23 13 50 CMP Okay, Casper's completed with a suit circuit 

integrity check. 

03 23 13 55 CC Real good, Ken. Can you copy a sep pad now? 

03 23 Ik 12 CMP Go ahead. 

03 23 Ik 13 CC Roger. NOUN 33, 096:13:31.00. And your attitude 

is good except pitch is 105. 

03 23 It W CMP Okay, I copy. NOUN 33, 096:13:31.00. The attitude- 

000, 105, and 000. 



Tape 62/17 
Page 3*+7 

03 23 Ik 56 CC Good readback, Ken. And in regard to that question 

you had about l6-3, your present grqundtrack is 
about 15,000 feet south of the preplanned, and tiiat 
puts l6-l outside the acceptable limits; 16-3 is 
closer to the landing site , and they would like 
for you to go ahead and use that. 

03 23 15 20 CMP Okay. 

03 23 15 25 CC And I guess the message is there, Ken, just shoot 

the center. 

03 23 15 33 CMP All right, I'll do that. 

03 23 17 ill CMP Okay, I don't have it off yet, John. What happened 

to our hot fire? 

03 23 17 2h CMP Okay, and you want B-3 off now. 

03 23 IT 32 CMP B-3 is off. 

03 23 2k 18 CMP Okay, say when you want the 620. 

03 23 2h 31 CMP Okay, that's plus 2.68, plus 109.19, plus 5-03. 

03 23 26 26 CC Casper, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from LOS. 

03 23 26 3k CMP Orion, say again, please. 

03 23 26 37 CC Roger. This is Houston, Casper. We're about 

2 minutes from LOS. 

03 23 26 h6 CMP Okay, Houston. Stand by. Break. Orion, I am in 

WIDE DEAD BAND, att hold. Okay, I'll go FREE when 
you give me the call. Break. Houston, this is 
Casper. Go ahead. 

03 23 27 05 CC Roger, Ken. We've got about a minute until LOS. 

I was just telling you. 

03 23 27 11 CMP Hi, gang. 



TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



Tape 62/18 
Page 3h6 

03 23 01 11 LMP Okay, Houston. We're pressurizing RCS now. 

03 23 01 ill CC Roger. Understand you're pressurizing RCS. 

03 23 02 20 CC Okay, Orion. The RCS press looks good. 

03 23 02 25 CDR Stay ... P52, Jim. 

03 23 02 38 CC Roger. 

03 23 02 U8 CDR Okay, it's in. 

03 23 02 55 IM 5 Keep pressing, John. 

03 23 02 56 CDR Okay. 

03 23 03 06 CDR GUIDANCE CONTROL, PGNS. ATT /TRANSLATION to 

h JETs. Okay. ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to PULSE. 
CONTROL MODE, ATT HOLD. ACA JETs, DISABLE. TTCA, 
both JETs . 

03 23 03 hi LMP Okay, Houston, we're ready for the RCS checkout. 

I guess we still don't have high hit rate, huh? 

03 23 Oil 02 LMP Houston. Over. Houston, this is Orion. Over. 

03 23 Oil 10 CC Orion, this is Houston. Open 

03 23 Oil 11 LMP Houston - - 

03 23 Oil 12 CC - - ascent stage. 

03 23 Oh 13 CDR - - this is Orion. Over. 

03 23 OU 15 CC Go ahead, Orion. 

03 23 OU 17 CDR They are open. 

03 23 Oil 20 LMP No. 

03 23 Oil 22 CDR Say again? 

03 23 Oh 23 LMP Do you want us to open the ascent stage? No, 

don't do that! 

03 23 Oil 28 CC Stand "by, Charlie. 



Tape 62/19 
Page 3^9 



03 23 Oh 29 LMP Excuse me. 



03 23 Ok 32 CDR That's all right, Charlie. What he said, wasn't 

it? 

03 23 Ok 38 LMP That ain't right. We're going to pump all the 

RCS into the APS tank, looks like to me. 

03 23 Oh 51 CDR Well, I just closed it again. 

03 23 Oh 53 LMP Good. 

03 23 Oh 56 CC Okay, Orion. The RCS pressure is creeping up on 

system A. 

03 23 05 09 LMP Okay, it looks all right here, Hou - Houston. 

03 23 05 lh CDR Go ahead, Casper. 

03 23 05 25 CDR Roger. We're not going there yet. I'll tell you 

when. 

03 23 05 31 CC Orion, this is Houston. Do you read that system A 

manifold pressure? 

03 23 05 38 CDR Roger. System A manifold pressure is 195- 

03 23 05 1*6 CC Copied 195. 

03 23 05 h9 CUR 190. Make it 190. 

03 23 05 56 CC Roger; 190. 

03 23 06 06 CDR Dang, Charlie, you're a genius. 

03 23 06 13 LMP I practiced this. 

03 23 06 lh CDR Did you? 

03 23 06 15 LMP Yeah. 

03 23 06 29 LMP Okay, we got it. 

03 23 06 30 CDR Did you check the other one, too? 

03 23 06 31 LMP Yeah. 



Tape 62/20 
Page 350 

03 23 06 3h CC Okay, Orion. This is Houston. Looks like RCS 

manifold pressure on A is creeping up again. That's 
why we're holding you. 



03 


23 


06 


1*1* 


CDR 


Okay, we - it does look like it's risen 5 pounds 


03 


23 


06 


53 


LMP 


... do a P52? 


03 


23 


06 


56 


CDR 


Okay, Ken. Stay at MIN DEAD BAND. We'll do a 
P52 here. 


03 


d3 


07 


no 




Ukay s 


03 


23 


07 


2h 


LMP 


Yeah. 


03 


23 


07 


25 


CDR 


What ... in here, on this verb? 


03 


23 


07 


27 


LMP 


Well, let's keep going. VERB 37. 52 ENTER. 


03 


23 


07 


32 


CDR 


Go. 


03 


23 


07 


31* 


LMP 


VERB 32 . Load 335 ... 2 - It should have been 
• • » 3 * 


03 


23 


07 


1*7 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


23 


07 


1*8 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. We want SYSTEM A ASCENT 



FEED open. And, under no situation do we want the 
aft ullage pressure to exceed 180. 



03 


23 


08 


02 


LMP 


Okay. Okay, we closed it. It's - ullage pre: 
is 0.70, now. 


03 


23 


08 


18 


CC 


Roger. We copy. 


03 


23 


08 


19 


LMP 


And, RCS is 180 and we're down to 85 percent. 


03 


23 


08 


28 


CDR 


Okay. We get what, Charlie? 


03 


23 


08 


31 


LMP 


P52. 


03 


23 


08 


35 


CDR 


This is the worst jam I was ever in. 


03 


23 


08 


39 


LMP 


Eighty on the pressure. 


03 


23 


08 


1*2 


CDR 


Okay, we can't do it P52, we got to do it ... 



Tape 62/21 
Page 351 



03 23 08 U5 LM? Can't see it? 

03 23 08 i+6 CDR No. How do you know? 

03 23 08 1+7 LMP I'm looking in the AOT. 

03 23 08 h9 CDR Okay. 

03 23 08 50 CC Orion, this is Houston. You. need the - that state 

vector in before you do the P52. 

03 23 08 58 LMP It's all in, Jim. 

03 23 09 02 CDR Okay. 

03 23 09 Oh CC Roger. We understand you already have it in. 

03 23 09 10 LMP 32 ENTER. 

03 23 09 12 CDR 32 ENTER. There you go. 

03 23 09 16 LMP Okay. 

03 23 09 IT CDR We go on to the next display, right? 

03 23 09 18 LMP No, wait a minute. Let's do it again. VERB 21 

NOUN 01 ENTER. 373 ENTER. 32533 ENTER. PRO. 
Okay, P53. 

03 23 09 h2 CDR Okay. 

03 23 09 hk LMP Okay, 331. 

03 23 09 5h CDR 331. ... 

03 23 10 10 CDR There it is. 

03 23 10 16 LMP You got it? 

03 23 10 20 CDR We got to turn on the lights, Charlie. 

03 23 10 22 LMP Yeah. 

03 23 10 38 CDR There you go. 

03 23 10 1*1 LMP You got a 331, yet? ENTER? Go ahead, you are 

cleared to mark. 33195- Go ahead. 33197- 



Tape 62/22 
Page 352 



03 


23 


11 


lk 


LMP 


33 - Wait, let me recheck that. Ko, I don't know 
how you do that . . . 


03 


23 


11 


29 


CDR 


You got to ENTER it, Charlie. 33195. 


03 


23 


11 


51 


CDR 


Okay. 33182. 


03 


23 


12 


10 


CDR 


33180. 


03 


23 


12 


30 


LMP 


. . . every time . 


03 


23 


12 


35 


CDR 


Okay, you're clear to mark. 


03 


23 


12 


ko 


CDR 


16950, ... 17007; 17078. What are you going to 
do? . . . , Charlie. 


03 


23 


13 


35 


CDR 


16990. 16990. 


03 


23 


13 


56 


CDR 


VERB 21 ENTER. 


03 


23 


1U 


07 


LMP 


Why don't you look at the . . . 


03 


23 


lk 


23 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. Will you check the 
RENDEZVOUS RADAR OPERATE circuit breakers on 
panel 11? 


03 


23 


lk 


33 


CDR 


They're open. They're open. 


03 


23 


lk 


35 


LMP 


They are open. 


03 


23 


lk 


kl 


CDR 


Okay , what ' s the number . . . 


03 


23 


14 




CC 


Roger. We copied that you said they were open, 
John. 


03 


23 


15 


01 


CC 


Okay, the RENDEZVOUS RADAR OPERATE HEATER should 
be closed at this time. 


03 


23 


15 


08 


LMP 


. Okay , no good . ... 


03 


23 


15 


10 


CDR 


Okay, we're at close in STANDBY and open - in 
OPERATE. 


03 


23 


15 


15 


LMP 


Okay, the RENDEZVOUS RADAR OPERATE HEATER is 



closed. 



Tape 62/23 
Page 353 



03 23 15 20 CC Roger. We copy. 

03 23 15 25 CDR Is it two? 

03 23 15 26 LMP It's just one. ... if you don't see it, we'll go 

to two. 

03 23 15 30 CDR Okay. I sure don't - sure don't see it. 

03 23 15 ^3 IMP Now do you see it? 

03 23 15 U5 CDR ... all I see is the rendezvous radar. It's 

stowed right there. Can't we unstow the rendezvous 
radar? 

03 23 16 01 LMP Hey, Jim. We got the rendezvous radar in detent, 

too. Can we move it out of the way or can we 
select another star? 

03 23 16 11 CC Stand by. 

03 23 16 27 CC Okay. Go ahead and slew it, Orion. 

03 23 16 32 LMP Okay . ... push that breaker there and let ' s give 

it 30 seconds . ... 

03 23 16 52 CDR Okay, we got that ... and can't - Ken has got to 

have 53 . . . He had to have that . . . and make sure 
your radar . . . 

03 23 17 20 LMP We're still doing a P52. We'll get to you in a 

minute . 

03 23 18 20 CC Okay, Orion. This is Houston. On this RCS 

problem - we want you to transfer out of system A 
down to a reading of 80 percent on RCS system A. 
We are trying to transfer out of that system to 
reserve your blowdown capability. We would like 
you to go ahead and transfer now, but do not let 
the aft pressure go above l80. Over. 

03 23 18 U9 LMP We copy. 

03 23 19 06 LMP Okay, closed, 80 percent, and the aft pressure 

is ... 155. 

03 23 19 19 CDR Okay, Charlie. ... go ahead. 



Tape 62 /2k 
Page 35k 

03 23 19 27 LMP Plus 260, 1 - 8 - plus 26112; plus 26121 ... 8. 

03 23 20 23 CDR Plus 26117. 

03 23 20 58 CDR Okay, go ahead. 

03 23 21 35 CDR 26l 30. ... 

03 23 21 50 CDR 16017. Wait a minute. 6057 ... 

03 23 22 15 CDR 16010 .... 16092, . .., 16182. ... 

03 23 22 52 CDR Okay. Houston, ... 93 - - 

03 23 23 01 CC Orion. This is Houston with some words on your 

hot fire check. You have a GO to do that hot 
fire check on the back side. We'd like you to use 
3ystem A. Of course, the procedure for that is 
to close MAIN SOV on SYSTEM B and to open the 
CROSSFEED so that you'll be using just system A. 
Over . 

03 23 23 2k LMP Say that again, Jim? 

03 23 23 27 CC Roger. For your hot fire check on the back side, 

we want you to use system A. So we'd like you to 
close the MAIN SOV SYSTEM B and open the CROSS- 
FEED . Over . 

03 23 23 k2 LMP Roger. We copy. 

03 23 23 kj CC Roger. 

03 23 23 58 LMP Okay, Ken. We no longer need MIN DEAD BAND. We'd 

like a - ... Okay, Ken. We no longer need MIN 
DEAD BAND. We'd like an 06 NOUN 20. 

03 23 2k 20 CMP Roger. 

03 23 2k 21 LMP On my mark, 5,^,3,2,1- 

03 23 2k 25 LMP MARK. 

03 23 2k 30 CMP Ninety-five percent . . . 

03 23 2k kl LMP I know why that was. When we torque the platform, 

we're in ATT HOLD, see. 



Tape 62/25 
Page 355 



03 


23 


21+ 


^7 


CMP 


You didn't try to ... to go there, you - - 


03 


23 


2l» 


50 


LMP 


That 1 s right . 


03 


23 


2U 


51 


CDR 


Okay, did you get the verb? Okay, read those 
numbers to me • 


03 


23 


2l» 


58 


LMP 


2933 - - 


03 


23 


2U 


59 


CC 


Orion, this is Houston. 


03 


23 


25 


02 


LMP 


28925. Go ahead. 


03 


23 


25 


Oh 


CC 


Roger . 


03 


23 


25 


06 


CMP 


1+91 ... 


03 


23 


25 


07 


CC 


Assuming you get the P52 complete, you have a GO 
for undocking. Over. 






O 




PTCR 


nirnv TVifsv'vp ft! tp ad v c*oiiiTj!Let'Lnff it. 


Uj 


d$ 


t? 


-J- f 






03 


23 


25 




Ulr 


but they were less than a half a degree. And our 
NOUN C\fi i? at Q^'P^ And 2U For command module, 
plus 268, plus 10919; plus 005, 00503. LM, 29338. 
And then mv - ... frimbal . 28925. 351+91. And the 
torque was about a minute before that on the - on 

lillsZ X ^t. 1 




Ol 
tj 


O 


^7 


PTYR 


Olrnv Atp we readv to ffo to RCS checkout? 










T.MP 


Okay; GUIDANCE CONTROL, P to A. 


03 


23 


26 


ou 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


23 


26 


05 


LMP 


Okay. ATT /TRANSLATION, h JET. 


03 


23 


26 


06 


CDR 


1+ JET. 


03 


23 


26 


07 


LMP 


ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to PULSE. 


03 


23 


26 


08 


CC 


Okay, Orion. We copied that data. 


03 


23 


26 


09 


LMP 


MODE CONTROL, both, ATT HOLD. 



Tape 62/26 
Page 356 



03 


23 


26 


10 


cm. 


MODE CONTROL, ATT HOLD. 


03 


23 


26 


12 


LMP 


ACA/JET k, DISABLE. 


03 


23 


26 


15 


CDR 


ACA/JET. That's - No, this right here ... 


03 


23 


26 


17 


LMP 


We've already gone through this. 


03 


23 


26 


19 


CDR 


Yeah, that first part. 


03 


23 


26 


21 


LMP 


Okay, VERB 76. Okay, Ken, we need WIDE DEAD : 
and ATT HOLD. 


03 


23 


26 


29 


CDR 


Ken, we need WIDE DEAD BAND and ATT HOLD. 


03 


23 


26 


37 


CDR 


We need WIDE DEAD BAND, ATT HOLD. WIDE DEAD : 
ATTITUDE HOLD. 


03 


23 


26 


53 


CDR 


Okay. 


03 


23 


26 


5h 


LMP 


We're going to RCS checkout, Ken. VERB 76. 


03 


23 


26 


57 


CMP 


Go. 


03 


23 


26 


58 


CC 


Roger; we copy. 


03 


23 


26 


59 


LMP 


Okay. VERB 11 NOUN 10 ENTER, 5 ENTER. Okay. 
Commander TTCA, up. 


03 


23 


27 


11 


CDR 


Okay. TTCA 28. 


03 


23 


27 


17 


LMP 


That's okay. It's not going to burn anything 
- that ... good. And I don't - - 


03 


23 


27 


20 


CDR 


H, L, 25. 


03 


23 


27 


21 


LMP 


Good . Okay . 1 1 11 give you - - 


03 


23 


27 


23 


CDR 


It's all yours, Charlie. 


03 


23 


27 


2k 


LMP 


Good. Good - - 


03 


23 


27 


26 


CC 


Orion, you are 1 minute from LOS. 


03 


23 


27 


31 


LMP 


Go right. Fire again. ... Left. Good one. 



Up 

forward, forward. Good one. Good. Good. Okay, 
let me turn the page. "PGNS rate command (cold 
fire), AGS pulse." CB 11, ATTITUDE DIRECT , close. 





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03 


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2T 


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CDR 


03 


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LMP 


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ATTITUDE DIRECT, closed. 
VERB 77. 
VERB 77- 

VERB 75 NOUN 01 ENTER. 
Roger. N0UK 01 ENTER. 
1+2 ENTER. 
1+2 ENTER. 

Okay. Commander ACA to soft stop, pause ... Roll 
right. Okay. Here ... 

There you go. No, you don't. That's right. Let's 
roll right. 

Okay, left. Good number. Pitch up. Good number. 
Pitch down. Okay. That's a good number. Yaw 
right. Good number. Yaw left. Good number. You 
pitch up again. Good number. Okay. "AGS rate 
command (cold fire), h jet secondary coil (hot 
fire) check." 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 63/1 
Page 359 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 


23 


XX 






BEGIN LUNAR REV 12 




Oh 


00 


IT Oh 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. Hov do you 


read? 


Oh 


00 


IT 09 


LMP- 


■LM 


Roger. 5 "by, Jim, and we're sailing 


1 free. 


Oh 


00 


IT 16 


CC 




Roger . 




Oh 


00 


IT 23 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay, Jim. It was a little rushed, 


"but we 



done. The only thing bad is that I got a pack full 
of orange juice. 



Oh 


00 


IT 


32 


CC 




Okay, we copy, and we'd like you to go through 














another procedure here to get the S-band locked up 














if you're - ready to make - take a few notes? 


Oh 


00 


IT 


h6 


LMP- 


■LM 


I understand. Stand by 1. 


Oh 


00 


IT 


i+S 


CDR- 


-LM 


Stand by 1, Jim. 


oh 


00 


IT 


h9 


LMP- 


•LM 


Okay, we're on hot mike still, John. 


oh 


00 


18 


Oh 


LMP- 


•LM 


He told us to go ahead. 


oh 


00 


18 


06 


CDR- 


•LM 


Okay, Jim; go ahead. 


Oh 


00 


18 


OT 


CC 




Roger. We wanted to - you to put the steerable at 














PITCH, minus T5, and YAW at minus 12. In other 














words, the stowed position. So TRACK MODE, SLEW, 














wait 30 seconds, and then go PITCH of plus 63, 














YAW of minus 32, and antenna S-BAND to SLEW and 














proceed with normal acquisition. Over. 


Oh 


00 


18 


38 


LMP- 


-LM 


0 - okay, we copy. 


Oh 


00 


18 


hi 


cc 




And, Orion, this is Houston. We're - - 


Oh 


00 


18 


h 9 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, Ken. 


Oh 


00 


18 


53 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, look up over my - our right side and lock at 



that antenna, the - the steerable, and see how it 
it's moving. I'm going to move it in pitch, then 
in yaw. Over. 



Tape 63/2 
Page 3oO 

Oh 00 19 15 CC 

Oh 00 19 IT LMP-LM 

Oh 00 19 18 CC 

0U 00 19 25 LMP-LM 

OU 00 19 26 CDR-LM 

Ol 00 19 37 CC 

Cl+ 00 19 u6 CDR-LM 

Ol 00 20 07 CC 

Oh 00 20 ih LMF-LM 

0 U 00 20 15 CDR-LM 

Oh 00 20 I?" CC 

Oh 00 20 13 LMP-LM 

0*» 00 20 19 CC 

Oh 00 20 3 0 LMP-LM 

Oh 00 20 35 CDR-LM 

OU 00 20 h3 CC 



Oh 00 21 01 LMF-LM 
Oh 00 21 ^0 CDR-LM 



And, Oricn, this is Houston. We'd like to - - 
Okay, it should be ... - - 

- - find cut what your RCS configuration is at the 
present time. 

■Okay, Jim, we have got - - 

SYSTEM A and 3 are OPEII, CROSSFEED is CLOSED, and 
the ASCENT FEED ' s been terminated. 

Roger; we'd like you to use system A ^ust as long 
as possible. Over. 

Okay, SYSTEM A is - SYSTEM A is new OPEC, 
CROSSFEED is OPEN, and SYSTEM E is CLOSED . 

And, Orion, have you loaded the AGS abor- constant: 
yet? 

Negative . 

That's negative. Over. 

Okay, understand negative. 

We don't have the AGS up yet, Jiir.. 

Roger; because when you do load those constants, 
we want you to load nominal values from the data 
card . 

Okay . 

... controls nominal. Okay, we're going ahead wit' 
the DPS throttle check, Jim. 

Okay, and, if this S-band procedure doesn't work fc 
us, we're going to ask you to maneuver to an FDAI 
attitude, where the - the yaw angle will not have 
to change and we'll see if we can lock up in that 
attitude . 

Roger. I understand. 

What you got to do, Charlie, is ... a lioi.le bio, 
there , . . . 



Tape 63/3 
Page 36l 



Ok 00 21 kO LMP-LM 

Ok 00 21 53 LMP-LM 

0l+ 00 22 06 LMP-LM 
Ok 00 22 09 CC 

OU 00 22 21 LMP-LM 
Ok 00 22 23 CC 

0l+ 00 22 k3 LMP-LM 

OU 00 22 53 CC 

Ok 00 22 58 LMP-LM 

Ok 00 23 00 CDR-LM 

Ok 00 23 36 CC 

Ok 00 23 Ul LMP-LM 

Ok 00 23 52 CC 

0l+ 00 23 57 LMP-LM 

Ok 00 2k 21 CC 

Ok 00 2k 22 LMP-LM 

OU 00 2k 50 LMP-LM 

Oh 00 2k 53 CC 



Okay., Houston. Houston, how do you read on the 
steerable? 

Okay, Houston, hack on the aft omni. How do you 
read? 

Houston, on the AFT omni. How do you read? 

Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to proceed 
now with this attitude maneuver, and I'll give you 
FDAI angles and the steerable angles. 

Go ahead . 

Okay, the FDAI is ROLL, 000; PITCH, 053; Yaw, 000; 
and the steerahle angles: PITCH, plus 26; YAW, 
minus 12. Over. 

Copy. 000, 053, 000; PITCH, 26; YAW, minus 12. 
Roger . 
Okay , John . 

Okay, Houston, we're running through the DPS 
throttle check. I have 12, 51, and 100. Charlie's 
got 13 - 51, and 100. 

Orion, the DPS throttle check looks good. 

Okay, Jim, I have some S0UN 20s for you if you're 
ready to copy. 

Roger; go ahead on the NOUN 20s . 

Okay for the lunar module, Orion. Orion, we've 
got plus 29603, plus 28563, plus 35951- For the 
command module, Casper, plus OOOOH 

Orion, go FORWARD omni. 

- - plus 10556. 

Okay, Jim. How do you read now? 

Well, there's still excessive noise down here. 
Give me ~he command module numhers again. 



Tape 63 A 
Page 362 

Oh 00 25 09 LMP-LM Okay, we're - How do you read row? We're cn the 

FORWARD OF.ni. 

Oh 00 25 13 CC I can just barely read you, Charlie. 

Oh 00 25 26 LMP-LM Okay, ... jiOUK 20 for the command nodule. Pour 

balls h, plus 10556, plus OOOL5; that tine was at 
96:02:20. Over. 

Oh 00 26 26 CC Orion, this is Houston. We hope you're at about t 

attitude. We'd like you to go to an acquisition 
here . 

Oh 00 26 35 LMP-LM Okay, we're in attitude and we're going to give yo 

the steer able. 



Oh 00 27 23 LMP-LM Hey, Jim. How do you read me on the FORWARD 



cmm : 



Over , 



Oh 00 27 36 CC Charlie, I just barely read you on the FORWARD or-.r. 

0^4 00 28 21 CC Orion, this is Houston. Select PRIMARY TRANSMITTE" 

RECEIVER . 

Oh 00 29 27 CC Orion, Houston. How do you read? 

Oh 00 29 33 CDR-LM Loud and cl_ear. 

Oil 00 29 35 CO Roger. We Just barely hear you, and I have a 

landing site TCA for you if you're ready to cory. 



0^ 


00 


29 


1 _ .-, 

^ .J 


CDR-LM 


Roger; can we now do the DPS pressurization 
checkout? Over. 


oh 


00 


29 


5^ 


CC 


Roger; we're ready for DPS cress . 


oh 


00 


29 


56 


CDR-LM 


Okay . 


oh 


00 


29 


59 


LMP-LM 


Can you - Gc ahead with the TCA now. 


oh 


00 


30 


2h 


LMP-LM 




oh 


00 


30 


26 


CDR-LM 


I checked all that, Charlie. We're down to 
there . 


Oh 


00 


30 


28 


LMP-LM 


Okay, MASTER ARM, ON. 



Tape 63/5 
Page 363 



Oh 


00 


30 


29 


CDR-LM 


All checked. 


oh 


00 


30 


31 


LMP-LM 


MASTER ARM, ON. 


oh 


00 


30 


3h 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


oh 


00 


30 


35 


LMP-LM 


Okay. DESCENT PROPELLANT. 


oh 


00 


30 


36 


CDR-LM 


Two lights . . . 


Oh 


00 


30 


in 


LMP-LM 


DESCENT PROPELLANT ISOL VALVE , FIRE. 


oh 


00 


30 


U3 


CDR-LM 


Okay, DESCENT PROP ISOL VALVE is going to FIRE 
... -co PYRO. 


Oh 


00 


30 


1+6 


LMP-LM 


HELIUM PRESS DESCENT START - - 



Oh 


00 


30 


U8 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. Go to DOWNVOICE BACKUP. 
Over . 


Oh 


00 


30 


55 


LMP- 


■LM 


We are in DOWNVOICE BACKUP, Jim. 


Oh 


00 


30 


59 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay, the DPS is pressurizing . 


Oh 


00 


31 


03 


LMP- 


■LM 




Oh 


00 


31 


07 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, it did pressurize - 2^+5 to 2^5- 


oh 


00 


31 


12 


LMP- 


-LM 


And the ambient press is at UlO - it's a good 
press . 


Oh 


00 


31 


38 


CDR- 


-LM 


I'll tell you one thing. Charlie's not going 
to ... - - 


Oh 


00 


31 


39 


CC 




Orion, BIOMED switch, OFF. 


oh 


00 


31 


h6 


LMP- 


-LM 


BIOMED is OFF, Jim. 


Oh 


00 


31 


56 


CC 




Orion, the DPS pressurization checkout looks good 


Oh 


00 


32 


02 


CDR- 


-LM 


Looked good to us. 


Oh 


00 


32 


20 


LMP 


-LM 


Okay, Jim. Can you give us our TCA landing site? 


Oh 


00 


32 


31 


CC 




Okay, Orion. The TCA landing site is 96 :U6: 07 . 
Over. 



Tape 63 /b 
Page 36 k 



Ok 00 32 1+0 LMP-LM Roger; 96:^6:07. 

Oh 00 32 5^ CDR-LM Okay, Charlie. I'm going tc ao the landing radar 

checkout now. 

0i+ 00 33 38 CDR-LM ... landing radar checkout. LAUDING RADAR 

breaker's, in; TRANSPOINTERS tc HI MULTIPLE; 
SELECT, LANDING RADAR; H/K-dot; LANDING ANTENNA 
to AUTO. 

Oh 00 33 52 LMP-I.M That's it. 

OH 00 33 53 CDR-LM RADAR TEST to LANDING. 

Oh 00 33 55 LMP-LM There we go. 

0k 00 33 56 CDR-LM Got them. 

Oh 00 33 57 LMP-LM Go to LANDING. 

Oh 00 3k Oh CDR-LM RADAR TEST to LANDING; power signal light, out. ■ 

0k 00 3k 07 LMP-LM Okay, Jim, Houston on the steerable, I mean - 

listen at ne - Orion on the steerable. Nov dc ycu 
read? Over . 

0^ 00 3^ 13 CC Man, we read you much better. 

Oh 00 3h 18 LMP-LM Okay, it worked that tine, Jim; we got a -.2 signal 

strength, and the steerable is working. I'm in 
TRACK MODE . AUTO. 

0k 00 3h 25 CC Very good. I have some words for ycu on the ECS . 

0k 00 3^ 31 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead. 

0k 00 3I1 36 CC Okay, let's go normal configuration on your ECS 

and then we want you tc transfer 3 percent mere 
out of system A because we see the pressure going 
up on A. 

Ok 00 3k 51 LMP-LM Okay, transferring - - 

0k 00 3^ 55 CC And the caution, of course - not more than ISO on 

the APS. 



Tape 63/7 
Page 365 



Oh 00 35 Oh CDR-LM 

Oh 00 35 26 CC 

Oh 00 35 27 CDR-LM 

0U 00 35 35 LMP-LM 

Oh 00 35 38 CC 

Qh 00 35 h2 LMP-LM 

OU 00 35 ^9 CC 

OU 00 36 01 CDR-LM 
OU 00 36 13 CC 

OH 00 36 27 LMP-LM 

0>+ 00 36 29 CC 

OU 00 36 33 CDR-LM 

01+ 00 36 39 CC 

01+ 00 36 CDR-LM 

0l+ 00 37 07 CC 

Ok 00 37 08 LMP-LM 

Oh 00 37 13 CC 

0l+ 00 37 25 LMP-LM 

Oh 00 37 29 CC 



Okay, the landing radar H-dot is only reading 
minus 17 right now. The 8000 works okay. 

Orion, will you give us HI "bit rate, please? 

Okay, that looks good. 

You got HI bit rate; BIOMED is LEFT. 

Roger . 

Jim, could we try a pitch maneuver back to the 
landing si^e viewing attitude, so we'll see if this 
thing tracks? 

Stand by 1. Okay, just hold it 1. We want to get 
our uplinks in and then you can try that maneuver. 

Okay. 

Okay, Orion; let's go POO and DATA and we'll send 
you an up-link. 

Okay., you've got POO and DATA. 
Roger . 

Okay, Houston, the landing radar test is not 
working properly. 

Okay, what's the problem, John? 

Well, it's not reading the right numbers in altitude 
rate and it's not reading the right numbers in 
VERB 63. The ALTITUDE TRANSMITTER is 3-2, the 
VELOCITY TRANSMITTER - VELOCITY TRANSMITTER is 3-7. 

Okay, Orion - - 

And, Jim, the AGS is loaded with the data card - 
go ahead . 

Okay, we want you to select normal VOICE. 

AGS is loaded with the data card numbers. Over. 

Roger; I copied, Charlie. 



Tape 63/8 
Page 366 



1+6 



Oricn, this is Houston. Are you also- shoving bad 
data on the tapemeter for the landing radar? 



Oh 00 3T 5h CDR-LM That's affirmative. 
0i+ 00 37 56 CC 



-ioger , 



Oh 00 37 57 CDR-1X The H - altitude is reading right at SOOO, but th 

velocity was only reading 15- I'll run it again. 

01* 00 38 Oh CC Roger. 

Oh 00 38 06 CDR-LM Can I run it while P27 is in progress? 

01+ 00 38 10 CC Stand by en that one. 

0k 00 38 12 CDR-LM Yes, I'm sure I can. 

° u 00 36 2l - cc Hold off on that landing radar check until after 

the - the up-link. 

Oh 00 38 31 CDR-LM Okay. We'll go off and pull the circuit breakers. 

Oh 00 39 00 LMP-LM Jim, we'd like to start a pitch - back down so we 

could see the landing site. 

0l4 00 39 06 CC Stand by. We're still getting the up-link. 

Oh 00 39 57 CC And, Orion, this is Houston. I have the abort: 

pads whenever you're all ready. 

01+ 00 1+0 06 LMP-LM Okay, stand by. Okay, go ahead. 

0k 00 U0 ll+ CC Okay, beginning. No PDI plus 12. 098:1+7 all zero 

plus 0102.3, plus all zeros, minus 0050.0; 0138.0, 
plus 0011.0, 0113.9; 0:35; all zeros, 273; 5927.0; 
plus 0102.6, plus all zeros, minus 00^9 . ^ ; 099:35 
all zeros; 101:22:15.00. Throttle profile 10 -per- 
cent for 26 seconds; full throttle for remainder; 
LM weight, 36673- Over. 

0l+ 00 1+1 19 LMP-LM Okay, Jim. That was a little bit toe fast, but 

I think I got it all. 098:1+7:00.00; plus 01C2.3, 
plus all balls, minus 0050.0; 0138.0,"t>1us 0011.0. 
0113.9; 0:35; all balls, 273; 5927.0; bl2 7 60 [sic] 
plus all balls, minus 001+9.1+ ; 099:35 all balls; 
101:22:15.00. LM - that's throttle profile is 



Tape 63/9 
Page 367 



04 00 42 07 CC 



04 00 1+2 13 CDR-LM 

04 00 42 19 CC 

04 00 42 25 CDR-LM 

04 00 42 26 LMP-LM 

04 00 42 31 CC 

04 00 42 48 CC 

04 00 42 54 LMP-LM 

04 00 42 58 CC 

04 00 43 00 LMP-LM 

04 00 U3 02 CC 

04 00 1+3 03 LMP-LM 

04 00 43 04 CC 

04 00 1+3 45 CDR-LM 

04 00 43 56 CC 

OU 00 1+U 06 LMP-LM 

04 00 1+1+ 07 CDR-LM 



10 percent for 26 seconds at full throttle; LM 
weight, 36673. Co ahead. 

Roger. It's a good readback . Let me just confirm 
that NOUN 86 DELTA V is plus 0102.6, and we're 

Si. 

finished with your computer. Okay, and we need an 
E-MOD dump for - - 

... landing radar check again. 

... VERB 74. You have it. 

You have it . 

Okay, read that again, Jim. The - the DELTA -V^. 
DELTA-V , NOUN 86, is plus 0102.6. 

A 

And, Charlie, I'm ready on the PDI pad. 

Okay, I was wrong on that. I got it now, 0102.6. 

Okay, are you ready PDI? 

Go ahead with the PDI pad. 

Okay, India, 0 - - 

You speak. 

098:35:04.68; 11:04, plus 0002.6; 002, 114, 340; 
plus 56997; PDI early, Juliett , 101:22:15-00; 
Kilo, 103:21 all zeros. Over. 

Roger, Jim. Could we start a pitch attitude down 
to see the landing site? Are you done with our 
E-MOD , Jim? 

We're finished with the E-MOD dump, but we'd just 
as soon get all these pads up, and we're not con- 
cerned about the landing site - down here. 

Okay - - 

I didn't think you were. 



3 



Tape 63/10 
Page 368 

Oh 00 kh 09 LMP-LM Okay, fine. I - I'm - I'm down through Kilo and 

I'll read back starting at India. 098 : 35 : oh . 68 ; 
11:01+, plug 0002.6; 002, 11 k, 3*0; olus 5699? ; 
10^:22:15.00; 103:21:00.00. Over. 

0'i 00 hh 3h CC Okay, that's a good readback, and I have r and T 

for you. - 

Oh 00 hh hi LMP-LM Go ahead. 

Oh 00 hh 1+3 CC Okay. T g , Lima, 098:59:29.03; 105 : 19 : U5. 00 ; T 2 

at PDI, plus 2h plus 25; and T Hector, 
100:1+2:1+2.86. Over. 3 

Oh 00 1+5 09 CC Orion, will you verify AUTO on the steerable? 

0l+ 00 1+5 15 LMP-LM It is in AUTO. 

0l+ 00 1+5 17 CC Roger. 

Oh 00 1+5 22 LMP-LM Okay, and reading back starting with Lima, 

098:59:29.03; 105:19:^5.00; November, 100:1+2:^2.86. 
Go ahead with the next one. Over. 

Oh 00 1+5 38 CC Okay, we're standing by for the - the landing 

radar checkout, John; and, of course, Charlie, you 
got that H 0 at PDI at 2k plus 25, and I have an" 

AGS K-factor for you. 
0k 00 1+5 53 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead with the AGS. 
0k 00 1+5 55 CC Okay. 00090, all zeros, 00111. Over. 

01+ 00 1+6 18 LMP-LM Okay, copied 9 - 90, 00, 00111. 
01+ 00 1+6 25 CC Good readback. 

0l+ 00 1+6 29 CDR-LM Okay - okay, there's the data. It's reading all 

right in H-dot , but it's changing data in - in 
the next two registers. 

0l+ 00 1+6 1+5 CC Roger; we're looking at It down here. 

0l+ 00 1+6 1+6 CDR-LM And the tapemeter's now - and the tapemeter is now 

reading- 1+80 opening, and the altitude meter would - 
The first time I did it, it read 8000, and it's re- 
reading zero. 



Tape 63/11 
Page 369 



01+ 


00 


kl 


07 


cc 




Okay, Orion. Let's go LO "bit rate, and we're 
losing the steerable. 


ou 


00 


kl 


15 


LMP- 


■LM 


Roger. Jim, I don't think it's tracking in yaw. 


ok 


00 


kl 


44 


cc 




Orion, we'll get back to you on the landing radar 


ok 


00 


kl 


50 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. 


ok 


00 


kl 


56 


cc 




And, Orion - - 


ok 


00 


kl 


57 


LMP- 


-LM 


You can see the data. 


ok 


00 


kl 


58 


cc 




- - Houston, just a reminder on - to load 405 and 
4o6 to plus zero. 


ok 


00 


kQ 


06 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. 


ok 00 


48 


08 


cc 




And we're ready for HI "bit rate. 


ok 


00 


48 


18 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, you have it. 


ok 


00 


48 


19 


cc 




Roger. 


ok 


00 


48 


2k 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, I'm going to terminate the landing radar 
test, if that's okay with y'all. 


ok 


00 


1*8 


27 


CC 




Roger. 


ok 


00 


48 


50 


CDR- 


-LM 


That 1 s negative ; Houston wants them to stay lockec 
on right now. 


ok 


00 


48 


53 


cc 




Orion, this is Houston. I have the circ pad if 
you're ready to copy. 


ok 


00 


yo 






-LM 


btand by. 


ok 


00 


50 


09 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


00 


50 


10 


CC 




Okay, ignition at 097: 40:17.16; N0UH 8l , plus 
0068.1, minus all zeros, minus 0058.0. Over. 


ok 


00 


50 


29 


LMP- 


•LM 


Right; copy. 097:40:17.16, plus 0068.1, minus 
all balls, minus 0058.0. 


ok 


00 


50 


39 


CC 




Good readback. 


ok 


00 


50 


47 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay, we'll go ahead and go the - do the IMU fine 



align right now, if that's okay with you, Houston. 



Tape 63/12 
Page 370 



Oh 


00 


50 


55 


cc 




Roger; we're standing by , John. 


Oh 


00 


51 


IS 


cc 




Okav Charlie will von. - In l+OU. will von "put. 
minus 1231+5? 


Oh 


00 


51 


2T 


LMP- 


LM 


Roger. 


oh 


00 


51 


29 


CDR- 


LM 


Okay, Houston, when we do this attitude maneuver 
for the PS2 we're coins to lose hish sain. 








"7 


cc 




Rt^nd hv. 


Oh 


00 


s -+- 


38 


CDR- 


•LM 


Is that all ri^ht? 


Oh 






j j 


CC 




T 1~h i nlr vf 1 * to ^1 1 "nTPrjafpei f or it . 

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CC 




p\r vnn r* sri pti ^tVip^fi and manpuvei" John — — 

\J x\_ ^ ^ \_ / L4, GUI 1 Oil X v_- tX* CbX 1 ^X LLXCX^ 1 *»— la v — ■ X ^ ' 1111 


oh 


00 


52 


Oh 


CDR- 


•LM 


Okay , that 1 s ... 


Oh 


00 


52 


05 


cc 




- - and we want you to use the RCS system A. 


Oh 


nn 




07 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okav OkHV we're usinsr svstem A. 


0*+ 


00 




1+7 


LMP- 


■ LM 


Okay, Houston, we have you on the aft oinni. 


Oh 


00 




29 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. Go LO bit rate. 


Oh 


00 


53 


37 


CDR- 


-LM 


You have it. 


Oh 


00 


58 


12 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay, Houston. The torquing angles: minus 0.000, 
plus 1.39, minus 0.018. 


Oh 


00 


58 


27 


CC 




Orion, we cannot read you. Will you go DOWNV0ICE 
BACKUP? 


Oh 


00 


58 


58 


CC 




Orion, go AFT omni. 


Oh 


00 


59 


03 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, AFT omni. 


Oh 


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17 


CC 




Okay, may - perhaps we can read the torquing angles, 



if you want to give them again. 



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Ok 00 59 39 CDR-LM Star - angle difference was minus four balls 5. 

0^ 01 00 20 CC Okay, we copied your NOUN 05, but we did not get 

the torquing angles. I hope y'all have written 
them down. 

04 01 01 13 CC Orion, this is Houston. We'd like to get HI hit 

rate again and some good voice. We'd like you 
to go back to that attitude which we gave you of 
pitch of 053 and set in the steerable angles of 
PITCH plus 26 and YAW minus 12. 

0k 01 01 30 LMP-LM Okay, we're en route. 

0k 01 01 32 CC And just delay the landing radar test until we 

get some good data. 

0k 01 01 38 LMP-LM Okay. 

0k 01 01 5*+ LMP-LM I guess on that landing radar - with the circuit 

breaker in - probably working off the ground - 
maybe not. 

0k 01 02 lU CC Go FORWARD omni , Orion. 

0k 01 03 09 CC Okay, Orion, let's go back to LO bit rate until 

we get the steerable. 

Qk 01 03 50 LMP-LM Okay, Jim, we have you now on the steerable. How 

do you read? Over. 

Oh 01 03 56 CC Oh, I read you loud and clear. You sound beautiful. 

Ok 01 0k 01 LMP-LM Okay, the P52 went super. Our torquing angles 

were minus 0.060, plus 0.139, minus 0.018. We 
torqued at 96:58:1+0. Over. 

Ok 01 0k 15 CC Roger; copied. On torquing angles, minus 060, 

plus 0.139, and minus 0 - 0.018 at 96:58:U0. 

That's Roger. 

And you can go NORMAL voice. 
And the AGS checkout has gone well. 
Okay. 



ok 01 


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-LM 


ok 01 


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CC 




ok 01 


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-LM 


ok 01 


ok 36 


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Tape 63/ 1 1 * 
Page 372 

Oh 01 Oh h2 LMP-LM The only thing we haven't done is rendezvous radar 

checkout and we'll get to that soon as Ken gets 
through with his "burn. 

Oh 01 Oh 1+8 CC Roger; we're recommending that rendezvous radar 

checkout on the back side, and landing radar 
checkout is the one we want to go through now. 

0U 01 Oh 56 LMP-LM All right, fine. 

Oh 01 05 02 CDR-LM Okay, we're going now. 

Oh 01 05 ;;6 CDR-LM Okay, it's up and left like it's supposed to be. 

Oh 01 0^ 39 CC Okay, John, when you get to the NOUN 66 - - 

Oh 01 05 hi LMP-LM Do you reckon it could - - 

Oh 01 05 h2 CC - - 67 values, we want you to read us the tapemeter 

values of H and H-dot. 

Oh 01 05 52 CDR-LM Okay, it's right on, Houston. It's 8000 at U80 

off the H-dot. 

Oh 01 06 01 CC Roger; we copy. 

0l+ 01 06 13 CDR-LM Okay, minus U95, plus i860 , plus 1331, right on, 

and the tapemeter is up and left and it's reading 
8000 at 480. I think it was locked on the ground 
or something when we came over that low pass, due 
to our communications angle. That may be wrong, 
but that's - you know - it was sure acting funny. 

Oh 01 06 3h CC Okay, it's looking good to us now. 

Oh 01 06 39 CDR-LM Okay, we've got 3.2 on the ALTITUDE TRANSMITTER 

and 3^5 on the VELOCITY TRANSMITTER; make that 355. 

Oh 01 06 1+8 CC Okay, we copy. 

Oh 01 06 53 LMP-LM Hey, Jim, on those drink bags, I tell you, it's 

pretty hard to see things when you've got a helmet 
full of orange juice in zero gravity. It's some- 
thing with that orange juice. 



Oh 01 07 03 CC 



Well, you've got to drink fast. 



Tape 63/15 
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Ok 01 


07 


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LMP- 


■LM 


You really do. 


Ok 01 


07 


20 


CDR- 


■LM 


When do we get the 210 up, Jim? 


ok 01 


07 


28 


CC 




Okay, acquisition on your next rev. 


ok 01 


08 


30 


LMP- 


■LM 


Hey, Jim, we had to turn on our window heaters for 
about 10 minutes per side to clear up the windows - 
right aft - right before undocking. 


ok 01 


08 


38 


CC 




Roger; we copy. 


ok 01 


08 


kl 


LMP- 


■LM 


We've been using tne - we've been using the LCG 
pump to keep cool in here, and it's really neat. 


Ok 01 


08 


53 


CC 




We copy. 


ok 01 


08 


59 


CDR- 


■LM 


We ' ve been needing something to keep cool , I ' 11 
tell you. 


ok 01 


09 


02 


CC 




Yeah, we understand completely. 


ok 01 


09 


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LMP- 


•LM 


Jim, your up-link voice is just beautiful in every 
antenna we got. Over. 


01+ 01 


09 


26 


CC 




Okay, that's a good data point. Unfortunately, thi 
down- link is very, very noisy. 


ok 01 


09 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, I wonder what happened. On the check - the 
comm checks we did at 55 hours, of course, it -was 
closer, but it was real good then, I thought. 


ou 01 


09 


57 


CC 




Okay, we understand it's just a completely dif- 
ferent situation, Charlie. 


ok 01 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. 


oU 01 


10 


09 


CC 




But your voice is just crystal clear right now. 


oU 01 


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17 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. 


ok 01 


12 


k6 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston with some trajectory in- 
formation for you. 


Oli 01 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 



Tape 63/16 
Page 37^ 

Oh 01 12 57 CC 



Oh 01 13 09 CDR-LM 

Oh 01 13 10 CC 

0<+ 01 13 lh L14P-LM 



0U 01 13 25 CDR-LM 



01 13 38 CC 

Oh 01 13 hQ CDR-LM 

Oh 01 13 57 CC 

Oh 01 ih 05 CC 

04 01 Ih 10 CDR-LM 

0l+ 01 Ih 18 CC 

OU 01 11+ 27 LMP-LM 

01+ 01 ll+ 30 CC 

0l+ 01 ll+ 1+3 CDR-LM 



Roger. It looks like you'll "be coming in about 
10 000 feet high at PDI , John, which will be about 
3 to 1+ seconds of hover time, and you'll be 
17 000 feet 

Understand, 

- - south. 

Okay, does that mean that we're going to be - at 
pitchover, we'll be steering from south to north? 

That's affirmative. 

Okay, so at pitchover, we'll be - you'll be tar- 
geting us right into the target, but we'll be 
steering from south to north. Is that based on 
Ken's tracking? 

No, that's not - Negative on that one. But you'll 
probably be coming straight in by the time you 
get down to pitchover. 

Okay, thank you. How did our landmark tracking 
turn out? 

Stand by. 

Okay, the landmark tracking looked very good, 
John. 

Okay. 

Orion, will you give us your ED BAT read-out, 
please? 

The same as always, 37 volts. 
Very good. 

Jim, is Guidance going to have any gyro drift for 
us? 



0l+ 01 ll+ 1+7 CC 



Stand by. 



Tape 63/17 
Page 375 



Ok 01 lk 57 CC Okay, no update on that. And it looks like your - 

the attitude for PDI is very close to the one 
that we'd like for the s - steerable, so we'll 
try that when you come around at AOS. 

Ok 01 15 lk LMP/ 

CDR-LM Okay. 

Oh 01 15 lo LMP-LM And, Jim, on this P52. That radar has drifted 

up into the field of view, but it's no sweat just 
moving it down - It's smooth. 

0U 01 15 28 CC Okay, we copy. 

Oh 01 15 39 LMP-LM And one other thing that - when we put those 

state vectors in there, I guess we didn't have 
any - the LM vector in there and my COMPUTER 
ACTIVITY light stayed on all the time. I finally 
figured out what it was and did a VERB 66 and got 
rid of it. 

0k 01 15 55 CC Okay, we concur. 

0k 01 15 57 LMP-LM I think - I think that's what it was. 

0k 01 l6 01 CC Everybody's nodding their head down here - 

affirmative. 



I SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 



Oh 00 17 2h CC Casper, Houston. How do you read? 

Oh 00 17 32 CMP Loud and clear, and let me clean up some things, 

Hank, and I'll be with you in just a minute. 

Oh 00 17 35 CC Okay. 

0k 00 18 52 CMP Go ahead, Orion. 

Oh 00 19 05 CMP Okay, on your right side. Okay, I got it, and 

it's moving in - It looks like a combination now. 
It's moving though. It's oscillating at this 
time. Now it's steady. 

Oh 00 23 53 CC Ken, your 1^ time is good. 



Tape 63/18 
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Ok 


00 


23 


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CMP 


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36 


CC 


ok 


00 


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20 


CMP 


ok 


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CC 


Qk 


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3k 


56 


CMP 


Ok 


00 


3k 


59 


CC 


Ok 


00 


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CMP 


Ok 


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CC 


nil 
Oh 


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OMr 


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Ok 


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CMP 


Ok 


00 


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CC 


ok 


00 


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CC 


ok 


00 


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CMP 


Ok 


00 


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CC 


ok 


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CMP 


ok 


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k2 


1*0 


CMP 


ok 


00 


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51 


CC 


ok 


00 


k2 


52 


CMP 



Okay, Hank. I'm trying to get things all 
straightened up. 

Casper, OMNI Charlie. 

Okay. Die. you read? 

Casper, did you call? 

Houston, can you read Casper? 

Hello, Casper, this is Houston. I'm reading you. 
There is a little "bit of noise In the "background, 
Ken, "but I'm reading you okay. 

Okay. I understand that my time is good. 
That is affirmative. 

Okay. It looks like my maneuver is going to get 
me there about - right now. 

Just as predicted, huh? 

Amazing machine, isn't It? 

That 1 s pretty neat . 

Casper, R-3 should be minus 00014. 

Yeah, I got out of here roll, 15; pitch, 296; 000. 
Is that not correct? 

Roger. I was looking at your NOUN 89 there and 
comparing it with the value in the pad there. 

Oh! Thank you very much. Thank you. You've got 
good eyes . 

It's surprising, Hank, how great things are just 
looking through the telescope and I can't spend 
much time over here with the naked eye . . . 

Roger. 

The things I'm looking at now are really not that 
far from the terminator. 



Tape 63/19 
Pa G e 377 

Ok 00 1+3 hC CC Casper, you're coming up on 10 seconds to T . 

01+ 00 1+3 5i+ CMP Thank you, sir. 

Oh 00 kh 12 CMP And we're back in the running. 

Oh 00 kh 19 CC Roger. Coming up on T . 

01+ 00 1+U 25 CMP Okay. 

0l+ 00 1+1+ 1+2 CC I told you wrong on that, Ken. It's a little 

while to go yet. 

0k 00 1+5 20 CC Okay, Casper, you're coming up on now in about 

10 seconds. 

qu QC U8 1+1+ CMP Orion, Casper. Are you ready for rendezvous radar 

VHP range check? 

fjk 00 u<) 58 CC Casper, Houston. If you'll give us ACCEPT, we'll 

up-link your state vector and target load. 

01+ 00 50 hb CMP Okay. You've got it. 

0l+ 00 51 12 CC Casper, Houston. We'd like to go on and get the 

circ pad up to you. 

01+ 00 51 21+ CMP Give me about 30 seconds, Hank, and I'll give you 

a call. 

0l+ 00 51 27 CC Wilco. 

0k 00 52 25 CMP Okay, Hank. I'm ready. 

0l+ 00 52 28 CC Roger. Circ, SPS/G&N; 39293; plus 0.1+9, plus 1.22; 

097 : : 17- 16 ; plus 0068.1, minus all zips, minus 
00 58. 0; 000, lh2, 358; NOUN 1+1+ , 0067.*+, plus 00 51. 6; 
0089.5, 0:05, 0078.0. The rest of the pad is NA. 
Set stars, Sirius, Rigel; 131, 071, Oik. Two jets, 
l6 seconds; quads Bravo and Delta. End of pad, and 
the computer is yours. 

0k 00 ^k 12 CMP Okay. Thank you very much, Hank. I'll read it 

back to you in just a second. Okay, and circ, 
SPS/G&N; 39293; plus 0.U9, plus 1.22; 097:^0:17.16; 
plus 0068.1, all zips, minus OO58.O; 000, lh2, 358; 
0067.^, plus 0051.6; 0089.5, 0:05, 0078.0. Sirius 
and Rigel; 131, 071, 01k. Two jets, 16 seconds; 
quads Bravo and Delta. Over. 



Tape 63/20 
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Ok 00 55 00 CC Good readback, Ken, and I'll give you the abort 

pads after you do your P52. 

0l+ 00 55 07 CMP Okay. Yeah, let's get to work on these first. 

Thank you. 

0'i 00 55 ^3 CMP Hank, it looks like we made a little discrepancy 

here in the way it is now. It shows we crossed 
out the VERB 1+8 at 97:15 to get us a 10101 because 
we were all ready there , I thought . And that 
doesn't look like the case. I guess we're 
gonna catch it up here after the burn. It is 
probably okay in its present form? Is that correct? 

0l+ 00 56 03 CC That's affirmative. We went to 10102 back at 

96:3*+, and we crossed out the one at 97:15 5 and 
we figured that same DAP, and it would hold you 
through the burn, and then we'll go to the new 
DAP after the burn. 

Oh 00 56 29 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

0k 00 56 30 CC The reason is being - is because we do have 509 

in there. We can't do another DAP with it running. 

Oh 00 56 39 CMP Roger. Understand that. Thank you, sir. 

0U 00 56 1+3 CMP Just want to make sure with all the changes 

around in this 509 that we hadn't overlooked one. 

01+ 00 56 1+7 CC Roger. 

01+ 01 00 19 CMP Houston, what do you say we pass the GDC align 

for the C0AS calibration maneuver and get hack 
on the time line? 

0U 01 00 1+6 CC That's a good plan, Ken. We concur. 

01+ 01 00 53 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

0U 01 0l+ 35 CC Casper, while you're maneuvering there, would you 

want to copy the abort pad? 

Oh 01 Oh 1+6 CMP All set. 



Tape 63/21 
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Ok 01 Ok k9 CC Okay. Echo, 098:1+7 all zips; Foxtrot, plus 0102.3, 

all zips, minus 0050.0; Golf, 099:35 all zips; 
Hotel, 101:22:15-00; India, 098:35:04.68; Juliet, 
101:22:15.00; Kilo 103:21 all zips; Lima, 
098:59:29-03; Mike, 105:19:45.00; November, 
100:42:42.86. End of pad. 

0k 01 06 30 CMP That was a super reading, Hank. I'll read back. 

Echo, 098:47:0.00; plus 0102.3, all zips, minus 
0050. 0; Golf, 099:35 all zips; Hotel, 101:22:15.00; 
India, 098: 35:04.68; 101:22:15.00; Kilo, 103:21 
all zips; Lima, 098:59:29-03; 105:19:45-00; 
10C: 42:42. 86. Over. 

04 01 07 12 CC Good readback, Ken. 

04 01 08 33 CC And, Casper, for your information, PIPAs and AGS 

look good. 

04 01 08 42 CMP - : ' : All righty. 

04 01 12 18 CMP Orion, Casper. 

04 01 12 45 CMP Orion, Casper. Orion, Casper. 

04 01 12 57 CMP Roger. I take it we've deleted the rendezvous 

radar check. Is that good? I'm asking the 
question. Did we delete the - - 

04 01 14 05 CC Casper, a preliminary look at your tracking data 

looks real good. 

04 01 14 16 CMP Okay. Good. I hope it Is. 
TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 6k /l 
Page 38l 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Oh 01 IT 06 LMP-LM Houston, l6 - what appears to be the problem with 

system A. Is it a reg problem or what? 

Oh 01 17 08 CC Yes, that's affirmative, Charlie, a reg problem. 

Oh 01 IT lh LMP-LM Okay, will we have a - If we use up fuel - just 

system A for descent, is what you want us to do. 

01+ 01 IT 23 CC Stand by. We'll give you an RCS configuration 

for PDI when y'all come around the corner. 

Oh 01 IT 31 LMP-LM Okay. Well, we'll be back. 

Oh 01 IT *+0 CDR-LM And I'd like somebody to think about this high 

APS pressure we have during the lunar stay. Over. 

Oh 01 IT 50 CC Okay, we're looking at that one too, John. 

0U 01 18 11 CC Okay, we are noticing an increase in the RCS 

pressure there, but we have enough ullage volume 
now to get the - all the propellant out. 

Oh 01 18 26 CDR-LM Understand. Thank you. 

Oh 01 19 08 CC Orion, this is Houston. Have you - - 

Oh 01 19 09 CDR-LM Yes, if we're on 

Oh 01 19 10 CC - - ever noticed any change in your yaw meter? 

Oh 01 19 IT CDR-LM Jim, it's - stuck on minus 12. 
Oh 01 19 21 CC Okay, and go ahead, John. 

Oh 01 19 26 CDR-LM I think that if we're on hot mike when we're 

talking to each other, I want to apologize right 
now. It's probably pretty interesting. Probably 
not, if the comm was as bad as you said it was. 

Oh 01 19 CC It was good enough for us to understand you. 

0^ 01 19 52 CDR-LM We were afraid of that. 

Oh 01 20 06 CC Okay, Orion. If you see that reg pressure creeping 

up, you could do a small maneuver, which would help 
the situation. 



Tape 6k/ 2 
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Ok 01 20 15 LMP-LM Understand; we'll do that. 

01+ 01 20 21 CDR-LM We'll do a VERB k9 for the AGS cal attitude, Jim. 

Oh 01 20 33 CC Okay. And, Orion, we're coming up on about 

2 minutes to LOS. 

01+ 01 20 1+5 CDR-LM Roger; 2 minutes to LOS. See you around for PDI. 

0l+ 01 21 15 CC Orion, this is Houston. For your information, 

the burst disk pressure is 215 to 220 - the RCS. 

0l+ 01 21 26 LMP-LM Roger; understand. Jim, is it both systems you s 

climbing? 

Oh 01 21 35 CC Just system A. 

0k 01 21 39 LMP-LM Just system A, right. 

Oh 01 22 21 LMP-LM Hey, Jim, I saw the landing site as we passed 

over it. We're not going to have any trouble 
recognizing it from the rays. The rays stand 
out beautifully. 

01+ 01 22 28 CC Very good. Glad to hear it. 

01+ 01 1+8 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 13 

0l+ 02 10 1+9 CC Orion, this is Houston; I'm reading you. We want 

you to stay with the omni antenna. 

01+ 02 11 11 CC Orion, this Is Houston. How do you read? 

Oh 02 11 1+1+ CC Orion, this is Houston. How do you read? 

0l+ 02 12 13 CC Orion, this is Houston. How do you read? 

0k 02 12 1+1+ LMP-LM Hey, Ken. Go off ... please. 

Oh 02 12 58 CDR-LM Houston, Orion. Over. 

Oh 02 12 60 CC Orion, this is Houston. We read you rather weak. 

How do you read us? 

Oh 02 13 06 LMP-LM Roger; you're 5 by 5 • And command module did not 

reach circ. And we're standing by to - for y'all 
decision with him. Over. 



Tape 61+/3 
Page 383 



Ok 


02 


13 


15 


CC 




Roger. Understand you standing by. We want you - 
stay with the omni and we'll "be requesting high b: 
rate shortly. 


ok 


02 


13 


2k 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. 


ok 


02 


13 


26 


CC 




And we're ready for high bit rate now. 


ok 


02 


13 


28 


LMP- 


■LM 


Copy no circ. 


ok 


02 


13 


29 


CC 




We copy, no circ. 


ok 


02 


13 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


. . . high bit rate. 


ok 


02 


13 


35 


CC 




Okay. Anticipate a waveoff for this one. We'll 
set you up for the next one. 


ok 


02 


13 


1+2 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


02 


1U 


19 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey , Ken 1 s right out in front of us , maybe about 
a - 600 feet, so we have a visual on him. 


ok 


02 


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32 


CC 




Okay. We copy. 


ok 


02 


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3k 


CDR- 


•LM 


What attitude do you want us to go to for bit. 


ok 


02 


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kl 


cc 




Stay right where you are, John. You're coming - 
comm's fairly good. 


ok 


02 


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k6 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


02 


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1*9 


CC 




Orion, will you confirm forward omni? 


ok 


02 


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56 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger . That ' s what you have , forward omni . 


ok 


02 


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CC 




Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to go back 

TjO nOXTUeL-L l\VyO COIli lgUrall Oil ■ 


ok 


02 


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0T 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger . 


ok 


02 


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15 


LMP- 


-LM 


Jim, be advised we had a couple of RCS REG A ligh 
on the back side, and flipping the system - it 
went out . 


ok 


02 


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33 


CC 




Roger. We copy, Charlie. 


ok 


02 


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12 


CDR- 


-LM 


Houston, how do you read. Over? 



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Tape 6 It A 
Page 38k 

Oh 02 19 17 CC Orion, this is Houston. Read you loud and clear. 

Ok 02 19 22 LMP-LM Okay. I don't think we're going to have a - remeet- 

ing problem here, but we're pointed right at him 
and as I look at him on my LPD - Ken is out at 
k6 degrees and about - oh, I'd say 800 or 900 feet, 
maybe a thousand. 

0k 02 19 55 CC Roger. Can you see those booms that had the 

problem? 

0l+ 02 20 05 LMP-LM Everything is retracted in the SIM bay. 

0k 02 20 09 CC Okay, we copy. 

01+ 02 27 21 LMP-LM Houston, 16. 

01+ 02 27 23 CC Okay, go ahead, l6. 

0k 02 27 2l+ LMP-LM All right, Jim. You guys working on some more pads 

and stuff for us? 

0k 02 27 32 CC Oh, yes, we are, Charlie, and when you get a chance 

we'll take your AGS cal, if you have those. 

0l+ 02 27 39 LMP-LM Yes, sure do. Stand by. 

0l+ 02 27 1+1+ CDR-LM We'd like to pitch down to keep Ken in sight. Is 

that possible? 

01+ 02 27 1+9 CC Okay, you're clear. 

0k 02 27 55 LMP-LM Okay, starting with 5l+0, minus 008, plus 001, 

plus 002, plus 006, plus 05 - correction plus 0l+5, 
minus 088, and the initial numbers were the same 
as on the Data Card Book. 

01+ 02 28 ll+ CC Okay, beginning, it was a readback, beginning at 

5l+0, minus 008, plus 001, plus 002, plus 006, 
plus 0l+5, minus 088, and the initial values were 
the same as on the card. Over. 

01+ 02 28 33 LMP-LM That's affirmative. 

0l+ 02 28 36 CC Okay. And on your RCS situation, we suspect 

that the burst disk went back side. We'd like to 
make sure that the system A pressure, when the 
source pressure in system A gets down to 500 psi, 
we'd like you to close off system A. Over. 



Tape 6k/3 
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Roger . 


Oil 


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LMP- 


■LM 


When you say source pressure, you mean helium? 




02 


29 


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CC 




Affirmative . 


oh 


02 


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LMP- 


•LM 


Okay, Jim, the helium is holding right up there. 
It's 2U00 and that was where it was "before we 
started getting those RCS lights. The pressure 
never has gone above about the 205, 210 maybe. 


oh 


02 


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27 


cc 




Yeah, we copy. 


Oh 


02 


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LMP- 


■LM 


- Jim, give us a call when you want us to go to 
AFT omni. 


Oh 02 


31 


58 


CC 




Roger. We sure will, Charlie. 


Oh 


02 


32 


20 


LMP- 


■LM 


You got any LOS time for us? 


01+ 


02 


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^5 


CDR- 


■LM 


Ken, is your transponder on? 


Oh 


02 


32 


53 


LMP- 


•LM 


Okay . 


Oh 


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59 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. We're gonna try our radar lockup here again 


Oh 


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3^ 


CC 




Okay, Orion. Let's go L0 bit rate. 


Oh 


02 


36 


37 


cc 




Orion, will you go HI bit rate, again? 


Oh 


02 


36 


hi 


cc 




Orion, go AFT omni. 


Oh 


02 


36 


1+8 


CDR- 


-LM 


We have AFT omni, Jim. 


Oh 


02 


36 


50 


CC 




Roger. 


Oh 


02 


37 


33 


CC 




Orion, go L0 bit rate. 


Oh 


02 


37 


35 


CDR- 


-LM 


We have LO bit rate. 


Oh 


02 


37 


50 


LMP- 


-LM 


We have an RCS REG A light, Jim. We're going 
to 


Oh 


02 


37 


52 


cc 




Orion, go A simplex, Ken's trying to call you. 


Oh 


02 


38 


00 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead, Ken. 


Oh 


02 


38 


31 


CC 




Orion, go FORWARD omni. 


Oh 


02 


38 


34 


CC 




Orion, FORWARD omni. 



Tape 6k/ 6 
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Oh 02 1+1 kO CDR-LM Hey, that sounds pretty good. Houston, how do you 

read Orion? Over. 

01+ 02 1+1 1+8 CC Read you loud and clear, Orion. 

04 02 1+2 hi CDR-LM Houston, this is Apollo 16. ...PDI. We'd like 

to try. 

0k 02 1+2 56 CC Orion, this is Houston, if you're calling. 

04 02 1+3 02 CDR-LM Roger . We vonder if there lg ^ possibmty Qf 

an answer on - We're going to do a P52 and get 
ready for another PDI. Over. 

01+ 02 1+3 21 CC Stand by. We'll tell you. 

Oh 02 1+1+ 10 CC Okay. Orion, this is Houston. You can go ahead 

with your P52, John, we're thinking of having you 
all try to get back closer together on the back 
side if your - point of approach. And we'll 
have some more words to you on that. And if later 
we decide for the PDI, we'll have another procedure 
for you. 

01+ 02 1+1+ 36 CDR-LM Okay. Understand. 

SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 

OU 01 18 38 CC Casper, Houston. We have a GO for circ. And, as 

a little reminder there, don't forget to terminate 
the EMP after the burn. 

01+ 01 18 50 CMP Okay; the EMP will be terminated after the gimbal 

drive check. Is that affirmative? 

01+ 01 18 56 CC That's affirmative. 

01+ 01 19 02 CMP All righty. Thank you, sir. 

01+ 01 20 1+1 CC Casper, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from LOS. 

01+ 01 20 1+8 CMP Okay, Hank. Thank you, sir. 

(NO COMM FOR 51 MINUTES ) 



Tape 6H/7 
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Ok 02 11 13 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read? 

Oh 02 11 16 CMP Okay; they're locking up on me. Hello, Houston. 

This is Casper Bar [?] now. We did not do circ, 
and I'd like to talk about the TVC servo loops. 

01+ 02 11 29 CC Understand. No circ. 

0k 02 11 33 CMP That's affirmative. Presently, about a mile ahead 

of the LM. And I'd like to talk about a TVC servo 
loop problem. 

0k 02 11 51 CC Okay, Ken. Go ahead. 

Oil 02 11 55 CMP Okay, and - and break in and tell me as soon as 

you get the DS - get ready to dump the DSE, so you 
can take a look at what I'm talking about, and I'll 
leave the antenna MANUAL and WIDE until you do. 
Okay; the text is that we came up to the burn time 
and I was going through the gimbal checks. Number 1 
servo started normally, checked out. I switched 
to - clockwise on the THC to perform the secondary 
gimbal check and started them - they looked normal. 
I set the pitch trim normally, and I went to set 
the yaw trim; I've just been checking that the trim 
lock [?] worked, and I got divergent oscillations 
on the yaw trim indicator, and you could feel them 
in the spacecraft. So I switched to the - SERVO 
POWER to the number 2 SERVO to ACl/MAIN A, tried 
that. That had no effect. Then I cycled through 
looking at - at the gimbal - with the AUTO DRIVE 
switch in number 1, number 2 in AUTO. Every time 
I selected number 2, by some means, I had the same 
results. Then I tried SCS in AUTO, and as soon as 
I would excite some motion in the secondary yaw- 
servo, why it would go unstable again. I then tried 
using the G&N to drive the gimbal, and I did the 
first half of the gimbal drive in servo loop 1, 
then switched to the servo loop 2 for the second 
half, and again the same instability showed up. 
Based on the rule of four servo loops, I canceled 
circ. I had no other indications in the cockpit, 
no warning lights, no - no other abnormalities. 

01+ 02 13 58 CC Roger. We copy - - 



Tape 6k/ 8 
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Ok 02 Ik 01 CMP 



Olt 02 lh 10 CC 

Ok 02 Ik 20 CMP 

0i+ 02 lit 25 CMP 

0U 02 lit 31 CC 

Oh 02 15 30 CMP 

OU 02 15 ItO CC 

Ok 02 15 Ul CMP 

Ok 02 15 *?k CC 

OU 02 16 00 CMP 

Ok 02 16 08 CC 

OU 02 16 11 CMP 

OU 02 16 18 CC 



Olt 02 16 31 CMP 

Olt 02 16 1+0 CC 

Olt 02 16 It 3 CMP 

Olt 02 16 1+9 CC 

01+ 02 16 56 CMP 



... was in fact running, but I don't think that 
could have had any effect when SCS was going. 

Roger. Could we get you to go to the AOS attitude, 
Ken, so we can dump the data? 

Yes, sir. Will do. 

How about if I just give you the high gain from 
right here? 

Okay, if you think you can get it up. 

Okay; I've got you a solid lock on the high gain. 

Casper, Houston. We'd like to verify that 

... So I can keep the LM in sight. 

Casper, we'd like to verify that the - that the 
oscillations were on servo loop number 2, Is that 
correct? 

That's affirmative. Servo loop number 2, yaw only. 
Roger. And servo loop number 1 is okay? 
That's affirmative. 

And did I read that the first time through the 
servo checks, they were okay? And then when you 
started to set the yaw trim, the oscillation started, 
and that once you had the malfunction, it occurred 
in - - 

No, sir. No, sir. Primary loop checked out normal- 
ly. Secondary loop never checked out in yaw servo. 

Roger; copy. And that was both - - 

... started normally, and it's - Go ahead, Hank. 

Roger. And that occurred both in SCS and GM , is 
that correct? 

That's affirmative. And I tried both AUTO and RS'^E 
COMMAND in SCS. 



Tape 6U/9 
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Ok 02 17 21 CC And, Ken, We'd like to confirm that was a divergent 

oscillation. Is that correct? 

0l+ 02 IT 28 CMP That's affirmative. 

0^ 02 19 08 CC Casper, Houston. We'd like for you to run another 

gimbal drive check in the yaw axis on both SCS and 
G&N, and let us take a look at it. 

Oh 02 19 18 CMP Okay; I'm prepared to do that right now if you're 

ready. 

0U 02 19 2h CC Ready to go. 

Oh 02 20 13 CMP Okay; I'm bringing the BUS TIES on. 

Oh 02 20 30 CMP-CM Okay, and SERVO POWERs 1 and 2 are on in the loop 

configuration. Are you ready for me to start the 
gimbals ? 

Oil 02 20 hi CC That's affirmative, Ken. Go ahead. 

Oh 02 20 51 CMP Okay, here comes - You ^just wanted to look at the 

yaw. Here comes YAW number 2. There it is, and 
it's oscillating now, and It's damped out, and 
that's in AUTO. I'll switch it to number 2, and 
number 2 in AUTO. I'm now going to move the thumb- 
wheels, and it - Well, now it's - there it goes - 
now it's oscillating, and it's divergent, and I'm 
turning the GIMBALS OFF. Okay, YAW GIMBAL number 2 
is OFF. I'll hold this configuration. 

Oh 02 32 50 CMP That's affirmative. It is. 

Oh 02 33 07 CMP Okay. 

0*+ 02 3h 03 CMP John, you want to try to initialize VHF ranging 

while we're above it? 

Oh 02 3^ 35 CMP Orion, Casper. 

Oh 02 3h h5 CMP Would you like to try and check out our VHF at 

the same time? 

01+ 02 3^ h9 LMP-LM Okay. 

Oh 02 35 02 CMP Sounds very garbled. If you can read me, Orion, 

you're extremely garbled and making a pulsing noise 
sound. 



Tape 64/10 
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Oh 02 35 51 CMP Orion, do you read me on B DUPLEX? 

Oh 02 3T 10 CMP Orion, do you read Casper? Orion, do you read 

Casper? 

Oh 02 37 31 CMP Houston, Casper. 

01+ 02 37 33 CC Casper, Houston. Go ahead. 

Ok 02 37 39 CMP Roger. It looks like I'm losing coram with Orion. 

Could you ask them to go back to A SIMPLEX? 

Oh 02 37 h5 CC Wileo. 

OU 02 38 03 CMP Okay; you were just about unreadable. I don't 

know if you could pick me up on that other con- 
figuration, but that didn't work at all. Yeah, 
but it was coming through completely garbled - 
unintelligible. Okay. Okay; and if no voice in 
30 seconds, we'll come back to A SIMPLEX. Okay 
how do you read me now? You're still very scratchy 
hardly make you out at all. Yeah, that's pretty 
bad. That's not much better; it's not near like 
what we got before. Let's go back to A SIMPLEX. 

02 39 16 CMP Hey, you sound good now. 

Oh 02 h0 00 CMP Hey, Charlie. 

Oh 02 1+0 18 CMP Okay, you want to turn your light on when it gets 

dark? And how about let's try a little ranging 
here, before we go into the darkness? 

0l+ 02 1+0 25 CC ... Capcom - - 

01+ 02 1+0 26 CMP - - comm now - you're on - on configuration for 

ranging. 

01+ 02 1+0 30 CC Hey - am I - Hey, Jerry, am I on your loop? Okay. 

Hey, on - on this conversation here, I ran this 
rendezvous from the miniball. 

01+ 02 1+0 h5 CMP Hey, Stuart, you're on air-to-ground. 

0k 02 1+0 h8 CC Sorry about that, Ken. 



Tape 6k/ 11 
Page 391 

Ok 02 1+0 51 CMP Hey, Charlie, let's - hey, Charlie, how about 

let's try out this ranging? You're in the ranging 
configuration, right? Okay, stand by for about 
30 seconds until I try to lock up. 

Oil 02 1+1 3h CMP Okay, I've got you at 0.36; 0.38; 0.36, bouncing 

around. How does that compare? It doesn't really. 

01+ 02 1+5 2k CMP Gee, I think so. Might as well keep an eye on it, 

looks like we're getting ready to go in the dark 
here. Could you wait until we get in the dark so 
I can look at you? Right now, I've got the Sun 
right smack in my eyes. 

0k 02 1+5 k0 CMP Did you get any words out of Houston? I haven't 

heard a word from them. 

0k 02 1+5 50 CC Casper, Houston. We're working on a problem down 

here . 

0k 02 1+5 57 CMP Roger, Henry. I understand that; but I'm not 

bugging you. We'll stay off the loop. 

0l+ 02 1+6 02 CC Okay, we've got the data down, and we've got the 

strip charts, and we're taking a look here and 
see if we can't find some way to get around it. 

01+ 02 1+6 11 CMP Okay. I know if there's a way, you'll find it. 

TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Tape 65/I 
Page 393 



Ok 02 


k9 


59 


LMP- 


-LM 


Houston , I gave you AFT omni . 


Oh 02 


50 


29 


CC 




Orion, go AFT omni. 


Oh 02 


50 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


Orion is in AFT omni. 


Oh 02 


50 


36 


CC 




Roger. Copy. 


Oil 02 


52 


26 


cc 




Orion, go FORWARD omni. 


OU 02 


5k 


29 


CDR- 


-LM 


... registering 10. 


01+ 02 


5k 


1+3 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, the ... was off 10. 


Ok 02 


58 


35 


CC 




Orion, go ATT omni. 


Ok 02 


58 


Uo 


LMP- 


-LM 


Orion, AFT omni. 


Ok 03 


02 


1+0 


CC 




Hello, Orion and Casper. This is Houston. 


Ok 03 


02 


1+6 


CDR- 


■LM 


Go ahead, Houston. 


Ok 03 


02 


»*7 


cc 




Roger. It looks like we're not going to have 



decision on this rev, and we do have the capability 
of spending about five rev's in this configuration 
before we have to make that decision. We would 
like y'all to move into a stationkeeping position, 
and you should be at the closest point of approach 
at about 100 hours. And we're recommending a CSM 
active to move into a position and to stationkeep. 
And we're going to run some simulations down here 
on this TVC problem, and we'll get back to you. 

0k 03 03 22 LMP-LM Roger. 

0l+ 03 03 30 CC Casper, this is Houston. You copied, too, didn't 

you? 



01+ 


03 


03 


3k 


LMP-LM 


Roger. He reads you 


ok 


03 


03 


35 


CC 


Okay. 


ok 


03 


05 


16 


LMP-LM 


Go ahead. 



Tape 65/2 
Page 39^ 





03 


06 


Ok 


LMP- 


-LM 


That - 


ok 


03 


06 


56 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. We want to try another 

L)I ULCULLL c llC-l c ol_> Xiit^JiLJVc UUX t,<JIIilll • W cUtl u yU 

to select SECONDARY POWER AMPLIFIER. 


Ok 


03 


07 


08 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay , ... SECONDARY POWER . . . 


ok 


03 


08 


25 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. Will you confirm that ; 
ciictii^cu. puwci oiupiiiicrb ! 


ok 


03 


08 


32 


LMP- 


-LM 


That's affirmative. 


ok 


03 


08 


36 


CC 




Roger. Copy, 


ok 


03 


09 


07 


cc 




Orion, let's go HI bit rate. 


ok 


03 


OQ 


27 

1 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ynii Vi Fiv^ HT "h "i "J~ ratp 

i UU 11QV C 1LJ- UXu 1 CluC 1 


Ok 


03 


09 


28 


CC 




Roger. 


ok 








T.MP- 


-T M 


ncy , uiiiij j-uii. wc c_LOfac 011 insixri ij in 
this crossfeed system A? 


ok 


03 


10 


30 


CC 




Stand Dy. 


ok 


03 


10 


35 


cc 




Orion, we're happy with your present RCS 
com igurai;ion . 


ok 


03 


12 


22 


cc 




Orion, this is Houston. And if - you're in POO 
li you xx go T.o UAiii, we ±± send you a sxaxe 
vector. Over. 


ok 


03 


12 


3k 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. You have it. Go ahead. 


ok 


03 


12 


35 


CC 




Roger . 


ok 


03 


15 


01 


CC 




And, Orion, we're 2 minutes from LOS. 


ok 


03 


15 


17 


LMP- 


-LM 


Copy, Jim. And we're going to - UPDATA LINK to 
OFF. 


ok 


03 


15 


k3 


cc 




Orion, we're finished with your computer. 


ok 


03 


15 


k9 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. Thank you much. 



(NO COMM FOR 50 MINUTES ) 



Tape 65/3 
Page 395 



Oh 03 


kl 


XX 






Ok Oh 


05 


22 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh Oh 


05 


23 


CC 




Oh Oh 


05 


29 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh Oh 


05 


1+0 


CC 




Ok Ok 


05 


kQ 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok Oh 


05 


5k 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oh Ok 


06 


06 


CC 




Oh Oh 


06 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oh Oh 


06 


51 


CC 




Oh Oh 


07 


Oh 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh Oh 


07 


05 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oh Oh 


07 


16 


CC 




Oh Oh 


07 


56 


CC 




Ok Oh 


08 


2h 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok Oh 


08 


25 


CC 




Oh Oh 


08 


30 


LMP- 


-LM 



BEGIN LUNAR REV lh 

Houston, Orion. How do you read.? 

Orion, this is Houston. Read you loud and clear. 

Roger. Same old Jim. We're about 0.7 mile out 
from Casper now. 

Say again, Charlie. We still have excessive noise 
down here . 

I say our range to Casper is about 0.7 mile. 

And he's opening at 2-1/2; he put in some posigrade 
velocity to go up and above and come down and get 
with us . 

Okay, we copy. 

The total is slight [?]. 

Okay, l6; this is Houston. We still do not have 
an answer, but people are working very feverishly. 

Orion. Roger. 

Okay, thank you. It'll probably be awhile before 
we get stationkeeping anyway. 

Roger. 

Stand by, Ken. 
Houston, Orion. 
Go ahead, Orion. 

Okay, we got a RCA SYSTEM A REG light. Pressures: 
HELIUM is looking like 2300; the PROPELLA2JT is at 
210; the FUEL MANIFOLD and OX MANIFOLD is - Correc- 
tion, make it 215 - or 220. And everything else 
looks pretty good. Pressures are holding up like 
you think the ... is gone? 



Tape 65 A 
Page 396 

01+ Ok 09 01 CC Roger. It - it looks that way to us, Charlie. 

0*4 Oh 09 Ok CC Yes, Casper; this is Houston. Read you loud and 

clear. 

Ok Ok 09 08 CMP Okay. 

Ok Ok 10 11 CC Roger. We copy, Ken. 

01+ Ok 11 08 CC Orion, this is Houston. We're wondering where you 

got the estimate of 0 .7-nautical-mile "range? 

Ok Ok 11 18 LMP-LM We got the rendezvous radar locked on, if you want 

us to - Or you want us to turn it off? 

0I4 Ok 11 23 CC No, that's fine. 

Ok Ok 12 01 LMP-LM Houston, Orion. John and I have teen talking 

about - if we get to land this thing, we'd like 
to - probably ought to think about going to sleep 
first and then we'd get up in a full EVA tomorrow. 

0l+ 0l+ 12 15 CC Roger. We - we concur down here. 

Ok Ok 12 3k CC Okay, Casper; this is Houston. We're recommending 

that you null the line-of-sight rates and fire 
5 feet per second toward the LM. 

01+ 01+ 13 03 CC We copy you, Ken. 

0l+ 0k 13 35 CC Okay, Ken, we show you coming up on perilune now, 

so you'll be affecting your apolune. 

01+ oh 13 1+8 CC That's affirmed. 

01+ 0l+ ll+ 13 CC Okay, that sounds good, Ken. 

01+ 01+ Ik 36 CC Roger. We were hoping that - - 

01+ 01+ Ik 5k CC We think your state vector was fairly accurate, 

Ken. And you'll be at perilune in 15 minutes. 

0k 0k 15 22 CC That's affirmative. 

01+ 0l+ 15 1+7 CC Ken, can you give us your position relative to the 

LM? 



Tape 65/5 
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Oh Oh 16 05 CDR-LM Yeah, he's - he's ahead of us, and I show him 

about - level and 6500 feet out and opening at 
3 feet a second. 

Oh Oh 16 23 CC Okay, we copy your position as ahead, below, and 

about 1 nautical mile. 

Oh Oh 16 33 CDR-LM And he's opening at 2-1/2 on 1678. 

Oh Oh 16 38 CC Roger. 

0l+ Oh 16 1+0 CDR-LM And 3 feet a second on the tapemeter. 
I SEPARATE , SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 
01+ 02 1+8 03 CMP Stand by a second. 

Oh 02 1+8 12 CMP Was doing temporary battle with our friend, the 

trash bag. I have you, visual. Tallyho. 

Oh 02 1+8 39 CMP Okay. I'll keep you in sight. 

01+ 02 1+9 09 CMP That old probe is really nice. 

01+ 02 50 1+3 CC Casper, Houston. 

0l+ 02 50 1+8 CMP Go ahead, Houston. 

0l+ 02 50 50 CC Okay. We're getting set up for another gimbal 

drive check, Ken, and what we want to do is go 
through a complete gimbal drive check by the num- 
bers , and have you tell us as you do each thing 
and especially in relation to the - the yaw thumb- 
wheel, which way you're moving it and how many 
degrees and - and what 1 s happening . And we ' 11 
give you the word when we're ready to start that. 
We've got to get some things configured down here. 

0l+ 02 51 l6 CMP Okay. Was attitude - How about looking ahead to 

see if this attitude Is going to hold throughout 
the test? 



Oh 02 51 23 CC 
01+ 02 51 27 CMP 



Okay, I'll check It. 
Thank you. 



Tape 65/6 
Page 398 

Oh 02 51 33 CC The attitude is good, Ken. 

Ok 02 51 38 CMP Okay. 

0^02 5^10 CC Okay, Ken. We're ready to go. Do you think VOX 

might make it easier for you? 

Oh 02 51* 20 CMP Yes, sir. I'll g0 to V0 X now and, Orion, are you 

still working on your 52? 

0^ 02 51*31 CMP Okay. I'm going to have my head in the cockpit 

here for a while, but if Mr. Keppler isn't a high 
school dropout, why, we won't hit anyhow. 

01*02 5^6 CMP Okay, Houston. Here we go. I'm gonna run over the 

switch configuration that I've got in the cockpit. 
We re going to do this - everything except calling 
P40, or do you want to call pl+0 for something? 

04 02 55 01 CC We don't need Fho . 

Oh 02 55 03 CMP ...you do not want P^O. Okay , here we go . I got - 

The circuit breakers are all checked over on panel 8 
The only ones that are out are RCS LOGIC, the 
PROBE, and the stuff on the bottom rows that don't 
matter. Okay. The switches for SCS are in LIMIT 
CYCLE, OFF; DEAD BAND, MIN; RATE, LOW. I've got 
the ROTATION POWER at AC. DIRECT are OFF. I've 
got my BMAGs . I'm going to ungage them now. 
They're ungaged. I'm going to SCS CONTROL. Okay 
Now I'm going over and catch the - the bus ties 
Here comes BUS TIE, A/C. It's on. B/C is on. 
Gimbal power number 1 to AC 1, number 2 to AC 2 
START PITCH GIMBAL number 1. 

Oh 02 56 111 CMP MARK. And YAW GIMBAL number 1. 

04 02 56 19 CMP MARK. I have a thumbwheel drive . I 'm driving it 

from zero to minus one-half to plus one-half whien 
is the trim. The YAW thumbwheel is at plus one- 
half. I'm going to take it to zero and back up 
to 1, and will set it at 122. It runs smoothly in 
both directions. I'm making an MTVC check — ■ 
™f ^rfs a little plus PITCH , a little minus 
PilCH - that's good - a little minus YAW, a little 
plus YAW. That's good and stable. I'm going +0 
CMC CONTROL. b g 



Tape 65/7 
Page 399 



OU 02 56 55 CMP MARK. I have no MTVC. I'm going clockwise on the 

translation hand controller. 

Ok 02 57 01 CMP MARK it. I still have no MTVC. I'm "bringing on 

the PITCH 2 GIMBAL - 

Oh 02 57 08 CMP MARK. I'm checking the thumbwheel down to zero, 

up to 1, back to one-half. The YAW thumbwheel is 
going over to ... and I don't - Let me try it 
again. There it goes. Had the MOTOR on; now I'm 
turning it OFF. I'll turn it on one more time. 
... it's stable. I'm taking the trim, which is 
now set at a little over 1 on the thumbwheel, down 
towards zero. I move it slowly. It gets a little 
dynamics, and then it stops. I'm going to take it 
down to zero at about this rate. It oscillates, 
and now it's diverging, and I'm turning the GIMBAL 
MOTOR OFF. I'm going to hold In this configuration. 

Ok 02 57 5k CC Roger. Copy. 

Ok 02 59 13 CC Ken, what we would like for you to do now is crank 

up the YAW 2 GIMBAL again to that stable condition, 
and then let ' s see what MTVC does to it - see if 
that will excite the oscillation. 

Ok 02 59 28 CMP It did last time. I now have the GIMBAL on again, 

and I'm going to give it a little YAW, and there 
it goes. Coming OFF - 

0k 02 59 36 CMP MARK. 

0k 02 59 38 CC Roger. Copy. 

0k 02 59 k9 CMP Would you like to take a look at it in ACCEL 

COMMAND? 

0k 02 59 53 CC Stand by. 

0k 02 59 59 CMP Understand. Stand by. 

01+ 03 00 0k CC Roger. Ken, go ahead and let's try it in ACCEL 

COMMAND. 



0k 03 00 15 CMP 



Okay, and it's diverging all on its own in ACCEL 
COMMAND. I didn't put any inputs into it. 



Tape 65/8 
Page hoo 

Ok 03 00 22 CC Roger. Copy. 

01*03 02 38 CC Hello, Orion and Casper. This is Houston. 

° U 03 02 kl CC f SSr : "1«*b like we're not going to have a 

decision on this rev, and we do have the capability 
of spending about five revs in this configuration 
before we have to make that decision. We would 
like y all to move into a stationkeeping position, 
and you should be at the closest point of approach 
at about 100 hours, and we're recommending a CSM 
active to move into a position and to stationkeep. 
And we re gonna run some simulations down here on 
this TVC problem, and we'll get back to you. 

Oh 03 03 32 CC Casper, this is Houston. You copied, too, didn't 

If OTJ. ■ 

0k 03 03 37 CC Okay. 

Ok 03 03 38 CMP Eoge r. I> with you . j , tm h „ e the . sQme 

the gimbal motors on and the bus ties. Want to 
stand by on that? 

° k 03 03 k3 CC Ken - We'd like to try one more thing. 

There s a remote possibility that the RHC may be 
inducing some noise or transients into the system. 

% \ y ° U tG kil1 a11 pover to the RH C Cut 
off both AC and DC, and repeat the gimbal check in 
AC ACCEL COMMAND and see if the gimfal takesofV 

0*03 0U 09 CMP Okay. I've got - I secured the hand controller by 

just taking NORMAL 2 POWER to OFF, and the rest of 
the POWERS were OFF. I'm in ACCEL COMMAND on YAW 
and I'm going number 2 up to START, and it's in ' 
ACCEL and it's stable. Would you like for me to 
try the thumbwheels? 

Oh 03 0k 3k CC stand by 1. 

0k 03 Oh 35 CMP And with a little excitation from the thumbwheel 

it took off again. ' 

0k 03 0k 39 CC Roger. Understand. 

° k 03 ^ 09 CC f ° r f at rendezvous, we're suggesting you use 

the procedure you worked on there in the sirrula 
Just move it in, and when you're tha 
approach . 



_>r . 

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Tape 65/9 
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Oh 03 05 19 CMP Okay, Hank. Will do that. Thank you. 

Oh 03 05 23 CC Let me see if there's anything else they -want to 

do with this gimbal thing "before we shut it down? 
Stand by 1. 

0l+ 03 07 30 CC Casper, Houston. We'd like for you to try, for our 

data, one more YAW primary - YAW secondary G&N 
servo loop check - gimbal check. 

Oh 03 08 09 CMP Henry, did you say primary and secondary on this 

G&N drive? 

Oh 03 08 ih CC Negative. Just - just the secondary loop. I didn't 

mean to say primary. 

Ok 03 08 21 CMP Okay. Can I turn the other three gimbal motors 

off? 

Ok 03 08 27 CC Say again. You were blocked out. 

Oh 03 08 32 CMP I say, I'd like to turn the other three gimbal 

motors off if we don't need them. 

0k 03 08 37 CC Roger. Go ahead and turn those off. 

0k 03 08 50 CMP Okay. I'm now in - I'm in S - in CMC CONTROL. 

I'm setting up 20U, and I have program 509 loaded. 
I'm starting GIMBAL number 2 YAW. Okay. It's 
stable now. I'm going to do a PROCEED on 20*+. 

0k 03 09 16 CC Roger. 

Oh 03 09 1+9 CMP Well, doesn't look like I got anything that time. 

0k 03 09 52 CC I suspect you've got to be in G&N or CMC CONTROL, 

haven't you? 

0l+ 03 10 01 CMP Okay. Let's try it again. Go back over everything. 

0k 03 10 30 CMP Okay. I'm coming up. I'm going to start It again. 

I'm going to try it. Now, as soon as I turn - 
Well, by golly, it - it damped itself there. It 
started out wild, and it's settled down. Now I'm 
going to PROCEED on 20k. 



0k 03 10 1+5 CC 



Roger . 



Tape 65/10 
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Oh 03 09 53 CMP Plus 2, and it's oscillating. Minus 2, and it's 

oscillating about 1 degree each, and it's oscilla 
ting in the center. It is not divergent, howevei 
Well - now it's gone to trim, and it's oscillatin 
about plus or minus - almost 2 degrees - or plus 
or minus 1 degree. I'm going to turn it OFF - 

Ok 03 11 Ik CMP MARK. 

01+ 03 11 19 CC Roger. Copy. 

Ok 03 12 lU CC Casper, Houston. You can go ahead and shut down 

the gimbal motors, and turn off the TV servo 
loops - TVC servo loops, and clean it up. 

01+ 03 12 26 CMP All right, sir. I'll power down. Thank you. 

Ok 03 13 12 CC Casper, Houston. I've been advised that the aver 

age g kills your EMP. 

0U 03 13 23 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

01+ 03 ll+ kQ CC Casper, Houston. We're about 2 minutes from LOS, 

and when you come around next time, in that ren- ' 
dezvous, just come up on the best omni , and then 
we'll get high gain from there. 

01+ 03 15 02 CMP Okay, Hank. And is there anything else you can 

think of we can do - we might try and take a look 
at? Otherwise, we'll just be stationkeeping at 
100 feet or so. 

01+ 03 15 18 CC We can't think of anything else down here, Ken. 

0^ 03 15 25 CMP Okay. Thank you, sir. See you in a few minutes. 

01+ 03 16 35 CC Ken, for your info, we up-linked a new vector to t 

the LM, and we weren't able to get yours in. So 
there will be a small difference - a couple feet 
per second. 

01+ 03 16 1+5 CMP Okay. 

(NO COMM FOR 50 MINUTES ) 



Tape 65/11 
Page 1+03 

Ok Ok 06 08 CMP John, I think that total is still slightly 

retrograde . 

01+ Ok 06 18 CMP Yeah, you - I - I'm thinking maybe I ought to go 

put some more in there. What do you think? 

Ok Ok 06 31 CMP Okay. 

Ok Ok 06 50 CC Okay, 16. This is Houston. We still don't have 

an answer, hut people are working very feverishly. 

01+ 01+ 07 18 CC Roger. 

01+ 01+ 07 25 CMP That only shows 9.2. Why don't we get them to get 

an arc on this? I guess I'd like to know how good 
my vector was to start with. 

01+ 01+ 07 38 CMP Say again? I'm sorry; I can't hear you. 

0l+ 01+ 07 1+9 CMP I know, hut my state vector is good. How good is 

it? That's what I'd like to know from Houston. 

01+ 0l+ 07 55 CC Stand by, Ken. 

0k 0k 08 0k CMP Roger. I'm trying now. 

01+ Ok 08 25 CC Go ahead, Orion. 

0l+ 0k 08 56 CMP Houston, do you read Casper? 

01+ 0l+ 09 00 CC Roger. That looks that way to us, Charlie. 

01+ 0l+ 09 02 CMP Houston, do you read Casper? 

01+ 01+ 09 0k CC Yes, Casper. This is Houston. Read you loud and 

clear . 

0k 0k 09 08 CMP Okay. Look like we got a - that 100 hours was a 

had time, and I tried to close at him before he 
realized that it was all minus X. I put in about 
3-1/2 foot per second and got to checking. That 
didn't look like the right thing to do. So I took 
about 3 of that out, and - I'm doing that, Jim - 
and so I took about 3 of that out, and I put in a 
half foot per second radial at about 100 hours and 
5 minutes. And I put in the rest, took 2 foot per 
second posigrade at about 100 hours and 6 minutes. 



Tape 65/12 
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And at about 100 hours, then I put in 3 - it was 
about - roughly retrograde. And my computer now 
shows 16.5 by 9.2. And I had a good state vector 
when I started, and that's probably a good value - 
whenever you get a short arc or something on me. 

01* 01+ 10 11 CC Roger. We copy, Ken. 

01+ OU 11 07 CC Orion, this is Houston. We're wondering where you 

got the estimate of 0.7-nautical-mile range. 

01+ 01+ 11 21+ CC No, that's fine. 

01+ 0^ 11 30 CMP Yeah, I show us now at about 0.9 mile, is that 

correct? 

01+ 0k 11 38 CMP Okay. And still opening? 

0k 0k 12 11+ CC Roger. We - we concur down here. 

01+ Ok 12 33 CC Okay, Casper; this is Houston. We're recommending 

that you null the line-of-sight range 

01+ 01+ 12 38 CMP - - ... Go ahead. 

01+ 01+ 12 39 CC - - and fire 5 feet per second toward the LM. 

01+01+12 1+6 CMP Okay. That ' s still going to be mostly retrograde 

it looks like. That's how I got in this place to' 
start with. 

01+ 01+ 13 02 CC We copy you, Ken. 

01+ 01+13 06 CMP Okay, I'm going to hold. Can you guys get a shor^ 

arc going on my trajectory? 

0k 0k 13 35 CC Okay, Ken. We show you coming up on perilune now, 

so you'll be affecting your apolune. 

01+ 01+ 13 1+7 CMP You show me coming up on perilune? 

0k 0k 13 1+9 CC That's affirmative. 

01+ 01+ 13 50 CMP Roger. My state vector shows 19 miles up, and 

we're not - I'm just passing Smythii. Is that - 
Does that sound reasonable, that we shifted that 
much in orbital track? 



Tape 65/13 
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Ok Ok lk 13 CC Okay. That sounds good, Ken. 

Oh oh Ik 27 CMP Okay, I guess I'd like for you to - to summarize 

again where I stand. I'm a little bit confused 
now, Jim. 

Ok Ok lk 35 CC Roger. We were hoping that - - 

Ok Ok lk kO CMP ... I'm just passing Smythii , and my altitude 

according to my computer - Was my state vector a 
little bit off to start with? 

Ok Ok lk 52 CC We think your state vector was fairly accurate, 

Ken. And you'll be at perilune in 15 minutes - - 

Ok Ok 15 00 CMP Okay. Then there's still a discrepancy in - Okay, 

that makes more sense. All right. Because I'm 
presently at 19 miles, and I think that's probably 
a good estimate . All right . If I do - Do you 
want me to thrust towards the LM now, because I'm 
approaching perilune. Is that affirmative? 

Ok Ok 15 21 CC That's affirmative. 

Ok Ok 15 26 CMP Okay. Now I'm - This is using up a great deal of 

RCS which is going to violate the next line. Is 
this preferable to trying to do a regular rendez- 
vous now? 

Ok Ok 15 1+5 CMP . . . could you 

0i+ 04 15 k6 CC Ken, could you give us your position, relative to 

the LM? 

Ok Ok 15 56 CMP Yes, sir. I'm ahead of him and slightly below, 

and I show a - a mile on the EMS, and I don't know 
what John has on the radar . 

Ok Ok 16 23 CC Okay. We copy your position as ahead, below, and 

about 1 nautical mile. 

Ok Ok 16 31 CMP That's affirmative. 

01+ 01+ 16 37 CC Roger. 

Ok Ok 17 08 CMP Okay, Jim. To make sure there's no confusion, 

I haven't done anything yet. 



Tape 65/14 
Page h06 

Ok Qk IT 17 CC Okay. Stand lay. 

OU Ok IT 22 CMP Thank you, sir. 

Oh Ok IT kk CC Okay, Casper. This is Houston. We're convinced 

that we want you to fire directly at the LM about 
5 feet per second. We want to get a positive 
closing rate. 

Oh Ok IT 58 CMP Okay. That's in work. 



TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 66/1 
Page 1+07 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
01+ Ok 16 kh CC Okay. Stand by. 

Ok Ok 17 3k CMP Okay. On the - on the COAS, I've got him BORE- 

SIGHTED there, and he's 35559 from local vertical. 

Ok Ok 17 kk CC Okay, Casper. This is Houston. We're convinced 

that we want you to fire directly at the LM, about 
5 feet per second. We want to get a positive 
closing rate . 



01+ 


ok 


19 


k5 


CC 




Roger . We copy . 


01+ 


ok 


19 


56 


CC 




Ken, we show you In FREE. Okay. 


Ok Ok 


21 


11 


CC 




Orion, let's go LO BIT RATE. 


ok 


ok 


21 


18 


LMP- 


-LM 


You have it. 


ok 


ok 


00 

d-C- 


"1 1 






uO . 


ok 


ok 


22 


31+ 


CC 




Casper, this is Houston. Hold up on that RCS 
maneuver . 


ok 


ok 


22 


1+1+ 


CC 




Hold up, Ken. Okay. Hold it there. 


ok 


ok 


21+ 


00 


CDR- 


-LM 


We'll he into ... the verb. 


ok 


ok 


21+ 


25 


CC 




We need a range and range rate reading now. 


Ok 


ok 


21+ 


31 


CDR- 


-LM 


10,000 feet, closing at 3 feet a second, and we 
have a line-of-sight rate. 


Ok 


ok 


21+ 


1+1+ 


CC 




Roger. We copy. 


Ok 


ok 


25 


01 


CC 




Yes, Casper. This is Houston. You should null 
the line-of-sight rates. 


ok 


ok 


25 


16 


CC 




Roger. Keep a positive closing rate. 


ok 


ok 


25 


38 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. Thrust down, and I'll tell you which way 
the needle moves . ... 



Tape 66/2 
Page U08 

Ok oh 25 h9 CDR-LM That's the wrong way, Ken. Were you thrusting? 

Okay, thrust away from the Moon. That's doing 
it. Little more. 

Ok Oh 26 13 CDR-LM You didn't get it corrected, Ken. All right. 

It's just not moving very much at all. No, you - 
It's going to be expensive, Ken, to do this, but 
you - you're going to have to thrust up. 

Ok Ok 26 38 CDR-LM Okay. You don't have it nulled. That's - you've 

got full . . . 

Oh Oh 26 58 CDR-LM Three - 3 feet a second, closing. You're at 66 RC. 

Affirmative . 

Ok Oh 27 lit CDR-LM You've got it to 3 milliradians . You've got it to 

2 milliradians. You've got it to 2 milliradians. 
Now you've got it, Ken. You killed it. 

Ok Ok 27 59 CDR-LM Not according to my needles. 

Ok Ok 28 31 CDR-LM Three and a half feet a second, and you're at 

6300 feet. 

01+ Ok 29 Ik CDR-LM Okay. Your rates are nulled, essentially. 

0l+ Ok 29 UT CC Orion, request you select the SECONDARY 

TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER . 

Oh Ok 30 2k LMP-LM Okay, Houston. How do you read now? 

Oh Ok 30 28 CC I read you loud and clear, Orion. 

Ok Ok 30 32 LMP-LM Okay. You're 5 by. How's the problem looking? 

Ok Ok 30 53 CC 16, no answers yet. We're still looking at it. 

0k 0k 31 k2 CDR-LM Okay, Ken. You're at 5600 feet, closing at k feet 

a second. 

Ok Ok 32 10 CC Okay, Orion. This is Houston. We would like you 

to open the PRIMARY POWER AMP circuit breaker on 16. 

Ok 0k 32 23 LMP-LM It's open, Jim. 

0k 0k 32 2k CC Roger. 



Tape 66/3 
Page 1409 



01+ 


ok 


32 


45 


CC 




Okay, Orion. Let's go HI BIT RATE. 


Ok Ok 


32 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. You have HI BIT RATE. 


04 


04 


32 


5k 


CC 




Roger. 


oU 


ok 


33 


20 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, Ken. You're getting a line-of-sight rate. 
You're going to have to thrust a little toward 
the Moon. 


ok 


ok 


33 


32 


CC 




Okay, we can't hold HI BIT RATE. Request you go 
back to LO BIT RATE, Orion. 


04 


nl, 
04 


33 


43 


CDR- 


-LM 


Needles didn't move, Ken. That's the right 
direction. 


Ok 


ok 


3k 


02 


LMP- 


-LM 


That sounds pretty good, Ken. 


ok 


ok 


34 


23 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. Could you give us a 
range and range rate read-out? 


ok 


ok 


3k 


30 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay; 4900 feet, closing at 5. 


ok 


ok 


3k 


35 


CC 




Okay; 4900, closing at 5. 


ok 


ok 


3k 


53 


CDR- 


-LM 


You got the line-of-sight rates nulled now, Ken. 


ok 


ok 


36 


19 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yes, they're nulled right now. 


ok 


ok 


36 


36 


CDR- 


-LM 


How much are you using? 


ok 


ok 


37 


13 


cc 




Stand "by , Ken. 


ok 


ok 


37 


17 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, well, you're at kOOO feet now, at 5 feet a 



second, Ken. And - and - and your line-of-sight 
rate is starting to "build a little in the other 
direction. You've got it now. 



ok 


ok 


37 


5k 


CC 


Orion, this Is Houston, 
below you? We hope he's 


Is the CSM above 
directly ahead. 


04 


ok 


38 


07 


CDR-LM 


He's at 45 degrees above 


us . 


Ok 


ok 


38 


11 


CC 


Forty-five degrees above, 




ok 


ok 


38 


15 


CDR-LM 


Above the local vertical 





Tape 66 A 
Page 1+10 

Ok Ok 38 18 CC Roger. 

01+ Ok 38 29 CDR-LM And, he's got a - a 5-foot-a-second closing rate, 

and his line of sights are nulled on the radar. 

01+ 01+ 38 31+ CC Roger. 

01+ 01+ 39 33 CDR-LM You've really got them killed. 

01+ 01+ 1+0 05 CDR-LM That seems like a fair setting. 

01+ 0k 1+0 50 CDR-LM Okay, Ken. You're going to have to thrust down 

a hair. 

01+ 01+ 1+1 13 CDR-LM Looks pretty good. Still 5 feet a second. Still 

off 3-1/2 feet a second now at 3000. 

01+ 0l+ 1+1 26 CDR-LM Roger. 

01+ 0k 1+1 32 CDR-LM Okay. You've - you're gonna have to thrust a 

little more to kill that rate the same way. 

01+ 01+ 1+1 1+8 CDR-LM Okay. That got a lot of it, hut not all of it. 

Okay. You got most of it. 

01+ 01+ 1+1 58 CC Okay, Casper. This is Houston. You might pick 

up a temperature caution light on your quads , 
"but it's no consequence. 

0k 0k 1+2 11+ CC Affirmative, Ken. I think it's thruster activity. 

Oh Ok 1+2 29 CC Orion, this is Houston. Will you give us another 

range and range rate, John? 

0k 0k 1+2 35 CDR-LM Yep. They're at 3100 feet, at 3-1/2. 

0k 0k 1+2 1+0 CC Roger; 3100, at 3-1/2. 

01+ 01+ 1+2 1+1+ CDR/LM Roger. At an angle of 68 degrees to local vertical 

now. 

01+ ok k2 1+9 CC Understand; 68 degrees. 

01+ 01+ 1+3 33 CDR-LM Okay, Ken. You got a sight rate going to the 

south according to my needles. 



Tape 66/5 
Page 1+11 





ok 


1+1+ 


02 


CDR- 


-LM 


Holding - holding the vertical, and it's holding 
right on. You're at 3000 feet, at 3 feet a 
second. 2800 feet. 


ok 


ok 


1+1+ 


25 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, you're gonna get there. You now have 2 
milliradians to the south. Yep. 


Ok 


ok 


1+1+ 


51 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, that's got most of it. 


ok 


ok 


1+5 


13 


CC 




Go ahead. 


ok 


ok 


k5 


21 


CDR- 


-lm 


... vertical ... still 2 milliradians. Okay. 
That ' s got it , Ken . 


ok 


ok 


1+6 


26 


CDR- 


-LM 


No, you're not - you're not - You don't have any 
rate yet. According to my needles. 


ok 


ok 


^7 


03 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. We want you to get the 
rendezvous radar and the tracking light off as 
soon as it's feasible. To conserve pover. 


ok 


ok 


1+7 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. We will. It's not too feasible right now. 


ok 


ok 


1+7 


20 


CC 




Yeah, we understand. 


ok 


ok 


^7 


39 


CDR- 


-LM 


Just a hair, Ken. Okay. You're at 21+00 feet at 2 


ok 


ok 


k8 


29 


CDR- 


-LM 


Ken , our needles don 1 1 show it . 


ok 


ok 


k9 


29 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, I don't show any, and I've got you bore- 
sighted in ATT HOLD, and I don't show any motion 
there either, Ken. 


ok 


ok 


k9 


1+2 


CDR- 


-LM 


Just a little south, Ken. 


nh 


n)j 


50 


n< 
UO 


OJJK- 


-LM 


. . . Whoa, Ken. You got it. 


Ok 


01+ 


50 


32 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, you have. Yeah, don't worry about it. 


ok 


oi+ 


51 


21 


CDR- 


-LM 


Be sure and put a second on the tapemeter. It 
isn't closing very fast. 


ok 


oi+ 


51 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Say when and how much. 


ok 


01+ 


51 


1*5 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 



Tape 66/6 
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Ok Ok 52 01 CDR-LM Okay. You're at 2000 feet at 2. 

Ok Ok 52 19 CDR-LM There you go. It worked. 

Ok Ok 53 03 CDR-LM Okay, fine. 

Oh Ok 53 Ik CDR-LM You're getting over 'behind us, Ken. You're 

going to have to - to thrust toward us a little 
more . 

01+ 0k 53 23 CDR-LM You're at 2000 feet, hut it's hardly closing at all. 

Oh 0k 53 kk CDR-LM Okay. 

0k Ok 53 55 CDR-LM Now you're starting to build a rate to the north. 

01+ Oil 5l+ 08 CDR-LM Yeah, I - I don't think they're quite as good. 

0k 0k 5k 23 CDR-LM Yep, 3 feet a second; 2000 feet. 1800 feet now. 

Oh 0k 55 39 CDR-LM Okay, Ken. There, you are moving north definitely. 

0k 0k 55 50 CDR Okay. 

0k 0k 56 15 CDR-LM S ay again? 

0k 0k 56 18 CDR-LM That's affirmative; 2 feet a second. 

Oh 0k 57 28 CDR-LM Okay, you've got k milliradians to the north. 

You're at 1500 feet now. 

0k 0k 58 11 CDR-LM Okay; well, now, you have - 

0k 0k 58 33 CDR-LM Do you see me at all? 

0k Oh 58 50 CDR-LM Still 2 feet a second, Ken. We're about ll+OO feet 

now. 

Oh 0k 59 08 CDR-LM Okay, and I show you with k milliradians to the 

north, and I see you're drifting slowly toward 
the . . . 

0k 0k 59 25 CDR-LM Okay, you're ... 

01+ Oh 59 36 CDR-LM Yeah, you're still 3 milliradians to the north. 

Oh 0k 59 53 CC Orion, this is Houston. We're showing about 

10 minutes to LOS, and I have some word- for you 
on our general plan when it's convenient. 



Tape 66/7 
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Ok 05 00 06 CDR-LM Go ahead. 



Ok 05 00 08 CC Okay. When you come up on AOS on the next rev, 

rev 15, -we'll give you a GO or NO GO for another 
try, and we'd be looking at PDI on rev 16 , and 
at that time, we'd have pads for you and proce- 
dures. Over. 

01+ 05 00 29 CDR-LM Okay. Fair enough, 

0k 05 00 39 CC And, Casper; this is Houston. 

01+ 05 00 1+6 CC Roger. We want you to verify that you're in auto 

DUMP on the water; that's PRESSURE RELIEF in the 
number 2 position. That's vertical. And if you 
have an opportunity to get away from the controls 
there, we'd like you to manually dump the water 
to 10 percent on the back side. That should re- 
quire about 17 minutes. Over. 

01+ 05 01 19 CC Okay. We copy. 

0l+ 05 01 27 CDR-LM Okay, Ken. The line-of -sight rate is starting 

to - Have to thrust down a little - I mean, up a 
little. 

01+ 05 01 1+0 CDR-LM That fixed it. 

01+ 05 01 52 CDR-LM Two feet a second. You have it. You're at a 

thousand feet now, approaching ... Don't worry 
about it . 

0k 05 02 1+1 CDR-LM You've got it. 

0l+ 05 02 51 CC Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to configure 

for RCS Bravo only. Over. 

OU 05 02 58 LMP-LM Roger. We'll open the CROSS FEED and pull MAIN 

QUAD A. 

01+ 05 03 12 LMP-LM We're configured. 

01+ 05 0l+ 15 CDR-LM Okay, about 990 feet now. 

01+ 05 01+ 38 CDR-LM 970. ... the line-of-sight rate. 



0l+ 05 0l+ 56 CDR-LM 



Can you see our light yet? 



Tape 66/8 
Page 4l4 



04 05 05 28 CDR-LM Okay, see if you've got it coming down ... 
Oh 05 06 Ih CDR-LM 

Oh 05 06 30 CDR-LM ... you haven't rolled ... last ... Okay. 

04 05 06 48 CDR-LM ... 800 more feet. 

04 05 07 Ik CDR-LM Yeah, they're about ... 

04 05 08 29 CC All right, 16. This is Houston. We're showing 

about 2 minutes to LOS. Now, if you'll give us 

a range and range rate, and, Ken, perhaps you 
could repeat it for us. 

04 05 08 h3 CDR-LM Okay; 710 feet, closing at 2 feet a second. 

Rates . . . are nulled. 

Oh 05 09 lh CC Roger. We copy down here. Thank you. 

—SEPARATE , SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 

01+ 04 17 08 CMP Okay, Jim. To make sure there's no confusion, I 

haven't done anything yet. 

04 04 17 18 CC Okay. Stand by. 

04 04 17 23 CMP Thank you, sir. 

04 04 17 46 CC Okay, Casper; this is Houston. We're convinced 

that we want you to fire directly at the LM at 
about 5 feet per second. We want to get a positive 
closing rate. 

04 04 17 58 CMP Okay. That's in work. 

04 04 19 38 CMP Okay. It looks like the DAP isn't stable now. 

How about if I give it a VERB 46? 

04 04 19 45 CC Roger. We copy. 

04 04 19 53 CMP Is that a good idea? 

04 04 20 02 CC Ken, we show you in FREE. 

04 04 20 06 CMP I am now, but I wasn't. 



Tape 66/9 
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04 04 20 09 CC 

Ok Ok 20 11 CMP 

04 Ok 20 58 CC 

Ok Ok 21 12 CMP 

Oh Ok 22 00 CMP 

Ok Oh 22 3k CC 

Ok Ok 22 37 CMP 

Ok Ok 22 38 CC 

Ok Ok 22 47 CC 

Ok Ok 22 48 CMP 

Ok Ok 2h 10 CMP 

Ok Ok 2k 25 CC 

Oil Oil 2k 28 CMP 

Oil Oil 2k Ii8 CC 

04 Oil 2U k9 CMP 

Ok Ok 25 05 CC 

Ok Ok 25 13 CMP 

Oil Oil 25 IT CC 



Okay . 

Does that mean I'm clear to do a VERB 46? Okay. 
Well, that still didn't work. I think maybe I've 
had one of those transients. For some reason, 
every time I pick up CMC AUTO, this thing starts 
doing maneuvers. 

Orion, let's go LO BIT RATE. 

Okay. I've got it under control, Jim. I had a 
bad DAP. 

Okay; we'll ... 5 feet per second directly at the 
LM. 

Casper, this is Houston. Hold up on that RCS 
maneuver . 

Okay. I've put in 3 feet per second. 

Hold up, Ken. 

Okay. Hold it there. 

... Okay. Holding at 3. 

. . . thrust down be towards the Moon or down as 
you see it? Okay, I guess I am. Houston, do you 
want me to go null line of sight all the way in? 

We need a range and range rate reading now. 



Roger; we copy. 

Roger, Charlie. I am standing by for instructions 
for best . . . 

Yes, Casper; this is Houston. You should null 
the line-of-sight rates. 

Okay, do you want me to keep them nulled and go all 
the way in? Is that the idea? 

Roger. Keep a positive closing rate. 



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Oh Oh 25 24 CMP Okay. It's likely to be expensive, but we'll do 

that. 

Oil Oil 25 30 CMP Okay, you're going to have to - Your needles are 

better than mine, why don't you tell me what to 
do there, John. 

Ok 04 25 kk CMP Wilco. That's sure toward the Moon. That's 

affirm. 

Oil Ok 26 20 CMP How's that now? Okay, that's a good place to stop. 

Okay, I just need some gouges to when I got it 
nulled. How's that? Okay, what's my range rate? 
Okay, still - still going down? 

01+ 01+ 27 35 CMP Okay. 

0k 0k 27 55 CMP Looks to me now like I'm drifting the other way. 

Okay, I'll believe your needles. 

01+ Oh 28 25 CMP Range rate. 

01+ 01+ 28 35 CMP Okay. 

01+ Oil 29 01 CMP Is the rate starting to build now? I'm trying to 

calibrate the dead band activity here so I can 
tell what the rate - when it's really a rate and 
when it's just dead banding. Okay, thank you. 

01+ 01+ 29 1+7 CC Orion, request you select the SECONDARY TRANSMITTER 

and RECEIVER. 

01+ 01+ 30 12 CMP Okay, Houston. Orion says that they have already 

selected the SECONDARY. 

Oh 0k 30 29 CC Read you loud and clear, Orion. 

Olt 01+ 30 51+ CC 16, no answers yet. We're still looking at it. 

01+ 01+ 31 1+8 CMP Okay. 

01+ 01+ 32 10 CC Okay, Orion. This is Houston. We'd like you to 

open the PRIMARY POWER AMP circuit breaker on 16. 

01+ Oh 32 25 CC Roger. 

01+ 0k 32 1+6 CC Okay, Orion, let's go HI BIT RATS. 



Tape 66/11 
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OU OU 32 5k CC Roger. 

Ok Ok 33 29 CMP Okay, let me try this. 

Ok Ok 33 32 CC Okay, we can't hold HI BIT RATE. Request you go 

back to LO BIT RATE, Orion. 

Ok Ok 33 38 CMP Is that the right direction? 

Ok Ok 33 51 CMP Okay, that's up for me - it looks like it ought to 

be down for you. 

Ok Ok 3k 03 CMP Okay. 

Oil Ok 3k 23 CC Orion, this is Houston. Can you give us a range 

and range rate read-out? 



OU Ok 3k 3k CC Roger. 1+900 closing at 5.~ 

01+ 01+ 35 00 CMP Okay. Man, this is expensive. 

Ok Ok 36 18 CMP Rates nulled again, John? Okay - They are going 

to keep building this way, and do we have some - 
some fuel point at which to cut off and switch 
over to LM power. Well, it's really showing, and 
I don't know how much more we're going to see on 
the way in and I'm reading - of course, these 
gages don't tell you exactly what it is, but I 
have - That's 65 percent showing on B. And all 
this stuff is going to be in the - in the . . . 
Houston, you got any thoughts on a cut-off point 
on the RCS? 

Ok Ok 37 15 CC Stand by, Ken. 

Ok Ok 37 22 CMP Okay, hopefully, that's most of it. 

0k 0k 37 5k CC Orion, this is Houston. Is the CSM above you or 

below you? We hope he's directly ahead. 

01+ 0k 38 11 CC 1+5 degrees above. 

0k 0k 38 18 CC Roger. 
0k 0k 38 3k CC Roger. 



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\0k Ok 38 h3 CMP And they look like they are killed completely on 

I the optics too. Going to need your tracker light 

here in a minute. We're just getting a little 

glinted sunlight now. 

Oh Ok 39 00 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

Ok Ok 39 31 CMP Boy, those rates look steady as they can be. 

Ok Ok 39 51 CMP Okay, and since we are going to get rendezvoused 

in the dark - I guess we'll just come up alongside 
and hold stations. 

01+ Ok kO 09 CMP All right, sir. 

01+ ok kO 57 CMP That's down to your right. Yes ... Yes, that's 

what I mean, you would thrust - you would thrust 
up. Okay. I think I got it killed again. 

Oh 0k kl 18 CMP What's the closure rate now? Three and a half feet 

per second. Okay, all I've got's the tracking 
light; I've lost the rest of your image. 

0k 0k kl 58 CC Okay, Casper. This is Houston. You might pick up 

a temperature caution light on your quads , hut 
it's of no consequence. 

Oil 01+ k2 09 CMP Okay. Yes, I see B is up high. Is that due to 

the thruster activity? 

Oh 0k 1+2 ll+ CC Affirmative, Ken. 

Oh 0k 1+2 15 CMP Or is that due to heater fail-on? 

01+ oh 1+2 19 CC I think it's thruster activity. 

0l+ 0k 1+2 21 CMP Okay. Roger. 

01+ 0k 1+2 28 CC Orion, this is Houston. Will you give us another 

range and range rate, John? 

01+ 01+ 1+2 39 CC Roger. 3100, or 3-1/2. Understand. 68 degrees. 

01+ Ql+ 1+3 1+9 CMP Okay. Let's watch that for a mimrce Before I 

start working on it, because we haven't had any 
plane component before. 



01+ 0k 1+3 58 CMP How's the line-of-sight rate doing now? 

i Okay, and range rate? 



Tape 66/13 
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Ok Ok kk 17 CMP Okay. Now we must be going in the right direc- 

tion then. Yeah. 

Ok 0l+ 1+1+ 39 CMP Okay, I'll take some of that out. That means I 

go to the south, right? 

0l+ 0l+ 1+1+ 1+9 CMP How's that? Right direction? 

Oh Ok 1+5 32 CMP Okay. 

Ok Ok k6 22 CMP Okay, it looks like I'm picking up a rate in the 

opposite direction in the - - the in-plane com- 
ponent. Okay. All right. 

0l+ Ok 1+6 1+3 CMP This is very much like the simulator where, "be- 

cause of the dead band lags, it looks like it 
takes a long time to pick up one of those rates. 

0l+ Ok 1+7 0l+ CC Orion, this is Houston. We want you to get the 

rendezvous radar and the tracking light off as 
soon as it's feasible, to conserve power. 

0l+ Ok 1+7 21 CC Yes, we understand. 

0l+ 0l+ 1+7 36 CMP Okay, it looks like I may be a little more to the 

south. 

0l+ 0l+ 1+7 i+6 CMP Okay. 

0l+ 0l+ 1+8 2l+ CMP How about that rate to the south? It looks like 

it's building again. Okay. 

0l+ 0l+ 1+9 23 CMP Hey, I show quite a drift rate now, John. Do 

you still show no out of plane? 

Ok Ok 1+9 1+1+ CMP Okay. It looks like it's pretty good bet. I'm 

going to take some of that out. 

Ok Ok 1+9 59 CMP Can you tell if I'm going to - maybe I put that in 

the wrong direction, although I'm sure that that 
was the right - South is to your left, isn't it? 
Okay, we're going the right way, then. 



Ok Ok 50 29 CMP 



John, we've been going the right direction all 
along, then. 



Tape 66/1*1 
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Oh 


oh 


50 


31+ 


CMP 


ok 


Oh 




17 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 




2h 


PMP 


Oh 


Oh 


51 


32 


CMP 


oh 


Oh 


52 


00 


CMP 


oh 


oh 


52 


22 


CMP 


oh 


oh 


52 


56 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


53 


19 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


53 


2k 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


53 


31+ 


CMP 


oh 


oh 


5*+ 01+ 


CMP 


oh 


Oh 


5l+ 12 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


51+ 20 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


51+ 27 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


55 


1+2 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


56 13 


CMP 


Oh 


Oh 


57 


15 


CMP 



It appears to be I'm still a little bit out of 
plane. I guess that's the sensitivity of the 
rendezvous radar. 

Okay; how's my closure rate? 

Well, that's what I was just wondering. There 
could be a little more plus-X. 

Okay, I'm going to put in a foot plus-X. Okay? 
As long as we are using brute force, we might as 
well. 

Okay , that ' s about a foot . 
How about that? 

I can see the LM in earthshine now. 

Okay, what's my range rate now? 

Okay, give me another foot. 

Okay, there's another foot per second. 

I don't think those ... are as good as we're 
using them in here. 

It looks like I need to start reversing my in-plane 
direction. 

Okay, do I still have a positive closure rate? 
Okay. 

Okay, I'm getting you centered back up in the COAS. 

Okay, do you guys still have a closure rate? Do 
I still have a closure rate? Okay. Looks like 
the old EMS is just sort of sitting here looking 
at Itself. 

Okay, I'm going to go ahead and use the EMS - I 
mean the COAS on the sync because that's working 
out pretty good in here. Seems to be a more sensi- 
tive indicator of out of plane. 



Tape 66/15 
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Ok Ok 5T 51 CMP Okay. Just barely drifting in the COAS. It's 

pretty good here. 

Ok Ok 58 33 CMP Yes, sir, in earthshine I can see the whole LM 

now. I'm afraid we're going to run out of earth- 
shine here before we get it completed. How's the 
closure rate now? Okay. 

Ol* Qk 59 03 CMP Man, that Moon in earthshine is really something. 

- - Roger. I didn't quite get it stopped. That 
looks to me like that's fixed. You still show 
some residuals? Okay. 

Ok Ok 59 5^ CC Orion, this is Houston. We're showing about 

10 minutes to LOS, and I have some words for you 
on our general plan, when it's convenient. Okay, 
when you come up on AOS, on the next rev, rev 15 , 
we'll give you a GO or NO GO for another try, and 
we ' d be looking at PDI on rev 16 . And at that 
time, we'd have pads for you and procedures. Over. 

Ok 05 00 38 CC And, Casper; this is Houston. 

Ok 05 00 k3 CMP Go right ahead. 

Ok 05 00 k€ CC Roger. We want you to verify that you're in AUTO 

DUMP on the water. That's PRESSURE RELIEF in the 
number 2 position. That's vertical. And if you 
have an opportunity to get away from the controls 
there, we'd like you to manually dump the water to 
10 percent on the back side. That should require 
about IT minutes. Over. 

0k 05 01 08 CMP Okay. I am in AUTO DUMP and I'll have to wait 

until we get in daylight to go down there, I think. 

0k 05 01 19 CC Okay, we copy. 

0k 05 01 20 CMP I show about full, but I guess it isn't. 

Oh 05 01 Ul CMP Okay. How's my closure rate? Okay. 

Ok 05 02 01 CMP How's the out of plane? All right. 



0U 05 02 50 CC 



Orion, this is Houston. We would like you to 
configure for RCS Bravo only. Over. 



Tape 66/16 
Page U22 

Ok 05 01+ 19 CMP All righty. 

04 05 01+ 50 CMP No, that's what I was looking to see, because we're 

going to lose earthshine here in just a minute. 

Ok 05 05 39 CMP Yeah, I'm not sure if that was the same ... you're 

talking about. 

Oh 05 05 ^9 CMP Does that fix it? Right? It's really strange, it 

was sitting here in the COAS here, -right in the 
middle. 

Ok 05 06 18 CMP You're upside down compared to me, and when you" 

say down you mean you're going - you're going 
down on me - is that correct? 

Oil 05 06 52 CMP Okay. It still doesn't seem like it does much. 

Okay; I show a line-of-sight rate that's essentially 
killed. 

Ok 05 08 Oh CMP One-four. Yes, sir. How much? Okay, I can see 

your image is about 2 degrees, now. 

Ok 05 08 29 CC 16, this is Houston. We're showing about 2 min- 

utes to LOS, now, if you'll give us a range and 
range rate, and, Ken, perhaps you could repeat it 
for us . 

Ok 05 08 47 CMP Did you copy that, Houston? The range is 710 feet, 

2 feet per second, rates nulled. Houston, did 
you copy Casper? 

0k 05 09 12 CC Roger; we copied down here. Thank you. 

0k 05 09 19 CMP Okay. 

0k 05 09 36 CMP Uh huh. Let me turn my spotlight now. 

0k 05 09 5k CMP Yeah, I can tell I got you, but it 1 s a poor com- 

petitor for earthshine. 

Oh 05 10 03 CMP Beg your pardon. Roger. It will all of a sudden 

look very nice. 



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04 05 10 26 CMP You can rendezvous under these conditions very 

nicely, the problem being that you've got to keep 
referring to the reticle to get some kind of range, 
because there's just no - you still don't have 
enough good depth perception to tell where you are. 

04 05 10 47 CMP Okay, in order to have good coram, - man, you just 

disappeared - got the spotlight on. I tell you, 
the spotlight isn't nearly as good as earthshine. 
I'm really surprised. 

- TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 67/1 
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APOLLC 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01+ 05 1+5 XX 



BEGIN LUNAR REV 15 



Oh 05 59 3h CC 

Oil 05 59 36 CC 

Oh 05 59 1+7 LMP-LM 

01* 05 59 1*3 CC 



01* 06 00 15 LMP-LM 

Ol* 06 00 35 CC 

Ok 06 00 1*8 LMP-LM 

01+ 06 00 56 CC 

01+ 06 01 07 CDR-LM 

Ol* 06 01 10 CC 

Ok 06 01 26 LMP-LM 

Ol* 06 01 23 CDR-LM 

Ol* 06 01 3k CC 



Orion, this is Houston. 

Ro^er. I have some switches and circuit breakers 
ve want you to take care of to try to improve the 
coram situation. J ' 11 pive them to you as soon as 
you're ready to copy. 

Go ahead. 

Okay, we want on panel 12, TRACK MODE switch, OFF; 
on panel l6 , PRIMARY TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER circuit 
breaker, open; S-BAND ANTENNA HEATER circuit 
breaker, open; S-BAND ANTENNA C0MM circuit breaker, 
open; and PRIMARY S-BAND POWER AMPLIFIER, open. 
Then on panel 11, AC BUS S-BAND ANTENNA, open. Ove 

Okay. Turn off the TRACK MODE on 12 - TRACK MODE, 
OFF. Is that right, Jim? 

That's right, TRACK MODE switch, OFF, on panel 12. 

Okay, you'll have to find another name for that 
switch. Oh, okay, we got It. 

It's been a long day. And did you copy those 
circuit breakers, Charlie? 

Yeah, he's got them; we're getting them now. 

Okay, and you do have a GO for another try here at 
PDI on rev l6. And I have some words on that prob- 
lem with the TVC whenever y'all are ready to copy. 

Well, I'm all ears, I don't know about Ken. 

Go to it. 

Okay. Orion can always tell Casper what his proble 
is, but it looks like an open circuit in the rate 
feedback and your servo loop. We've run exhaustive 
tests down here, on the west coast and east coast 
on controllability aspects and structural aspects. 



Tape 67/2 
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and everything looks satisfactory. On Apollo 9, 
we ran - a similar test was run, as you probably 
remember. And if such a - such a problem did 
occur up there, you could expect oscillations, of 
course, with the giiabal, but you could expect a 
steady attitude, would be a limit cycle. So we're 
convinced down here that we have a satisfactory 
control mode if we have to revert to that one. Over 

Oh 06 02 27 LMP-LM Understand . . . 

0l+ 06 02 38 CC Ken, I hope Casper copied. 

Oh 06 02 1*1 LMP-LM Okay, Jim, one thing 

Oh 06 03 02 CC That's affirmative, Ken. 

Oh 06 03 32 CC Okay. The answer to that, Ken, is negative. 

0l+ 06 03 1 3 LMP-LM Jim, could you go through that switch list one more 

time - CB list one more time a little bit slower? 

Oh 06 Oh 00 CC Okay, Charlie. On that circuit breaker list, on 

panel l6, it was PRIMARY TRANSMITTER and RECEIVER, 
S-BAND ANTENNA HEATER, S-BAND ANTENNA C0MM, PRIMARY 
S-BAND POWER AMP. And then on panel 11, it was 
just one, AC BUS S-BAND ANTENNA. Over. 

Oh 06 0k 15 LMP-LM Okay. We got them all. 

01+ 06 0k 2k CC Okay, understand that's complete. 

0k 06 01+ 29 LMP-LM That is complete. Roger. 

0k 06 01+ 31 CC Okay. Let me give you some words on the general 

plan here in this rev. We want to get the pads up 
to you, then we'll up-link, and then we want you 
to do a P52 option 1. And then you'll pick up in 
the Timeline Book at circ. 

0l+ 06 0U 51 LMP-LM Roger; copy. 

0k 06 0k 54 CC And some more information, if you'd like to copy 

it; I have sunset at 102:35:50 and perform 
1+00 plus 3 after the P52. And for the P52 use the 
same stars as the P52 in the Timeline Book. Ana, 
of course, after the up-links to you - VERB -:-' T , 



Tape 67/3 
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Ok 


06 


05 


24 


LMP- 


■LM 


Roger. We copy all of that. One thing - you want 
us to do option 3 before the option 1? 


oh 


06 


05 


34 


CC 




Negative; just the option 1. 


ok 


06 


05 


40 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Okay, we're ready to copy. 


ok 


06 


05 


45 


CC 




Okay. We're standing by for the pads. 


ok 


06 


05 


57 


LMP- 


-LM 


And 


ok 


06 


05 


55 


CC 




Orion, will you turn S-BMD RANGING switch OFF? 


U4 




UD 


UD 


T \4T> 
ijMi - 


- JLIV1 




04 


06 


Oo 


Oo 


CC 




Let S go nl oil nAlJlj. 


04 


06 


06 


16 


LMP- 


-LM 


You are HI BIT RATE. Is Casper going to get a 
little sep maneuver here? 


Ok 


06 


06 


21 


cc 




Yes, we'll be giving that, and I have T £ , aborts 
pads, if you're ready to copy, Charlie. 


ok 


06 


06 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


Stand by. Okay. Go ahead. 


ok 


06 


06 


3b 


cc 




Okay. Lima, 104 : 42 : l6 . 6k ; 111:03:30.0; T £ at PDI 



plus 2k plus 5^; and then T , Nectar, 106: 25: 11. 8l. 
Over. 



ok 06 


07 


03 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. Say Lima and Mike again. 


04 06 


07 


12 


cc 




Okay. Lima is 104 : 42 : l6 . 6k. Over. 


04 06 


07 


21 


LMP- 


-LM 


Copy that. Also Mike. 


ok 06 


07 


26 


cc 




Okay. Mike is 111:03:30.00. Over. 


04 06 


07 


37 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Ccpy T £ would be PDI plus 24:54. And we 

have Lima, 10 U : 42 : l6 . 6k ; 111:03:30.00; November, 
106:25:17-81. Over. 


ok 06 


07 


54 


cc 




Roger; on November there, it's - the seconds, 
11.81. Over. 


ok 06 


08 


02 


LMP- 


-LM 


Copy, 11. 



Tape 67 A 
Page 1+28 

01+ 06 06 06 CC And I have the PDI pad when you're ready. 

04 06 08 12 LMP-LM Go ahead, 

04 06 08 lit CC Okay, here's India first. 10 k : 17 : 23. 29 ; 11:0 it 

plus 0003.6; 002, lA, 340; plus 56980. Juliet t 
107:05 A5. 00. Kilo, 109:014:30.00. Over. 

04 06 09 0k LMP-LM Copy PDI pad. 104 : 17 : 23 . 29 ; 11:00 plus 0003.6; 

002, 114, 340; plus 56980, 107:05:45.00; 
109:04:30.00. Over. 

04 06 09 2b CC Roger. tod now I have the NO PDI PLUS 12. Orion, 

we've turned the biomed off. 

04 06 09 46 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead. Okay, you got the old biomed off. 

04 06 09 48 CC Okay. And here's NO PDI PLUS 12. 104:30: all 

zeros; plus 0102.3; plus all zeros; minus 0050.0; 
0138.4, plus 0011.4, 0113.9; 0:35; all zeros, 271; 
0870.0 ; plus 0102.6, all zeros, minus 0049 A; 105, 
18, all zeros; 107, 05, 45.00. Throttle profile 
10 percent for 26 seconds. Full throttle for 
remainder. Over. 

04 06 10 56 LMP-LM Roger; copy. Give me the NOUN 42 begin. Over. 

04 06 11 02 CC Roger. NOUN 42. 0138A, plus COllA, 0113-9. Over, 

04 06 11 14 LMP-LM Roger. Copy 104:30:00.00; plus 01C2.3; plus ail 

balls; minus 0050.0; 0138. 4, plus 0011.4, 0113.9; 
0:35; 000, 271; 0870.0; plus 0102.6, plus all balls, 
minus 0049.4; 10 5 , 18 , 00.00; 107, 05, 45.00. Over. 

04 06 11 54 CC Good readback, Charlie. I have AGS abort constants 

when you're ready. 

04 06 11 59 LMP-LM Stand by. Okay, I'm ready to copy. 

04 06 12 08 CC Okay, Orion. We're going to hold up. We've got 

to get some high bit rates. Orion, select DOW,- 
VOICE BACKUP. 

04 06 12 44 LMP-LM Houston, how do you read DO WJ VOICE BACKUP? Cver. 



Tape 67/5 
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Oh 06 13 00 CC Orion, this is Houston. I read you very, very 

weak. We want you to go to POO and DATA. We're 
gonna send you some up-links, and we do not want 
you to transmit until the up-links are complete. 

Ok 06 13 17 LMP-LM Understand. We have POO and DATA. 

Oh 06 lh 32 CC Orion, we want you to go to D0WNV0ICE BACKUP. 

Oh 06 17 1.6 CC Orion, this is Houston with the new sep pad and 

circ pad whenever you are ready. 

Oh Oo 17 25 LMP-LM Okay. We're still getting up- link. 

Oh 06 17 31 CC Okay, no transmissions here. 

Oh 06 17 Ul CC You guys should maintain radio silence up there. 

Oh 06 2h 08 CC Okay, Orion. We have the up-links in, and I'm 

ready to give you the AGS abort constants. 

Oh 06 2h 17 LMP-LM Okay, stand by. Go ahead. 

0i+ 06 2k 2h CC Okay, beginning with 22h plus 60529 , plus 29^02, 

plus 60U06 , plus 00572, minus 3266>4, minus 5^01. 
And we want you to reload 373 with plus 0857^ and 
change 25k to plus 08817. Over. 

0^ 06 25 06 LMP-LM Okay, Jim. We copy starting with 22h , 60529, 

29U02, 60J+06, 00572, 32661+, 5UUOI. Load 373 with 
plus 0857^; 25^ plus 08817. Over. 

Oh 06 25 36 CC That's a good readback, and, of course, 662 and 

673 are minus. 

0U 06 25 h2 LMP-LM That's affirmative. 

Oh 06 25 ho CC Okay, and I have the sep pad and circ pad if 

you're ready. 

Oh 06 25 5^ LMP-LM Go ahead. 

01+ 06 26 07 CC Okay, sep pad is at 102.30, all zeros. And on 

this circ pad, ignition 103:21:U2.U3; NOUN 81 
plus 0069.1, plus all zeros, minus 00^3-5. Over. 



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Page 1+30 

04 0o 26 28 LMP-LM 



04 06 26 50 CC 

01* 06 26 57 LMP-LM 

0U 06 27 05 CC 

04 Oc 27 17 LMP-LM 

04 06 27 27 CDR-LM 

04 06 27 33 LMP-LM 

04 06 27 35 CDR-LM 

04 06 27 38 LMP-LM 

04 06 27 39 CDR-LM 

04 06 27 41 CC 

04 06 27 4 3 CDR-LM 

OU 06 27 48 LMP-LM 

04 06 28 06 CDR-LM 

Ok Co 29 10 CC 



04 



29 17 CDR-LM 



04 06 29 22 CC 

Oh 06 29 23 CDR-LM 

Oh 06 29 24 CC 



Okay. Hopefully, that's a sep pad. Ken get 
103:21:43; plus 0006.9 - correction, plus 0069.1, 
minus all bails, minus 0043.5- Over. 

Roger. That's the - the circ pad. The other - 
the first one was the sep pad. 

Okay, just the T. . Okay, we're gonna get to work 
start loading these AGS stuff. 

Okay, and after you load those AGS abort constants, 
you'll be clean to pick up on the Timeline Book at 
the circ burn. 

Roger. After the P52. 

Ask them for a new DAP load or new DAP weight - 
it doesn't make any difference. 

Why don't - why don't you do that, John, while I - 
Okay. 

- - I think we're all right, but I got to load 
this stuff. 

Houston, do we have a new LM DAP weight? 
Stand by. 

Or is that worth fooling with? 

... when we pitch up like this, I feel like I'm 
going backwards - in an orb or in an inertial pull. 

Kind of got your . . . 

Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to open AC 
BUS A TAPE RECORDER on panel 11. 

Okay. It's coming open. 

And I have a PIPA bias for you - - 

Okay, it's open. 

- - when you're ready to copy. 



Tape 67/7 
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Ol+ 06 29 3C LMP-LM 

Qi+ 06 29 ho CC 

Oil 06 29 5l+ LMP-LM 

oi+ 06 29 56 CC 

OU 06 30 Ok LMP-LM 

ou 06 30 07 cc 

Ok 06 30 06 LMP-LM 

Ok 06 30 31 LMP-LM 

Ok 06 30 50 CC 

04 06 31 01 LMP-LM 

Oh 06 31 28 LMP-LM 

ok 06 31 30 CC 

OU 06 31 35 LMP-LM 

Ok 06 31 k2 CDR-LM 

06 31 51 CC 

Ok 06 31 56 CDR-LM 

Ok 06 32 07 CDR-LM 

Oil 06 32 13 CC 

Ok 06 32 19 CDR-LM 

OU 06 32 1+5 CC 



Stand by. Whew. Go ahead. 

Okay. Address IU56. Data, 031 1+1. Over. 

Okay, 156. Say again the data. 

0311+1. Over. 

Roger; IU56 address, 031 1+1. 
Good readback. 

We're entering that now. VERB 21 NOUN 0 - 
NOUN 01 ENTER, 1U56 ENTER, load 03ll+ - 03141. 

Good number, I guess, huh? 

Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to open the 
UP DATA LINK circuit breaker on panel 11 and go to 
NORMAL voice configuration. 

Roger. DATA LINK. 

Okay, Houston; Orion. How do you read NORMAL 
voice? Over. 

Very good. Much better, Charlie. 
Okay. 

Okay. Can you say something about our trajectory 
now? Are we still 17,000 feet south and the same 
as before? 

Stand by, John. We'll have some words for you. 
Okay. 

And I assume you want to use both systems for PDI , 
both RCSs. 

We're still talking about that down here, John. 
Okay. 

Orion, this is Houston. At the present time, it 
looks like you will be coming in l6,000 feet high 
and about 20,000 feet south. 



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Ok 06 32 5I+ CDR-LM Okay, understand. 16,000 high and 20,000 south. 
Ok 06 33 01 CC Roger. 

0J4 06 33 04 LMP-LM Jim, John and I are just laughing. We'd iixe to 

go hack to the sims , please. 

0k 06 33 Ik CC So would ve. 

0k 06 33 21 LMP-LM Glad you turned the biomed off. 

0k 06 33 k2 CDR-LM Houston, okay to do that P52 now? 

Ok 06 33 5k CDR-LM Houston, are ve clear to do the P52 now? 

01+ 06 33 59 CC Roger; as soon as you're in darkness, John. Well, 

just an advisory, it's option 1. 

0k 06 3k 05 CDR-LM Understand. Option 1 and we're going to gyro 

torque it. 

01+ 06 3k 12 CC Roger. 

01+ 06 39 06 LMP-LM Jim, entered the P52. We've got you on the AFT 

omni now. 

01+ 06 39 09 CC Roger. We copy. 

Oh 06 39 19 LMP-LM That new RLFSMMAT was pretty close to the old 

one - just a couple of degrees , right? 

01+ 06 39 22 CC Affirmative. 

01+ 06 39 32 LMP-LM Man, when those jets turn on, Jim, nobody had 

ever commented before, but it really horses this 
old thing around. 

04 06 39 1+0 CC Roger. 

01+ 06 39 59 CC Okay. Orion, this is Houston. We have another 

procedure we wanted you to try for the coram 
problem. 

01+ 06 1+0 07 LMP-LM Go ahead. 

01+ 06 1+0 08 CC Okay, we want you to open the SECONDARY POWER ^Mps 

circuit breaker on panel 11. And, of course, vou : l 
lose comm vhen you open that; and Hi sr. af-ii- '.. 
u"ce ; close it. and then ve 8 11 re est £.";,: • 3".- 



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04 06 1+0 28 LMP-LM Roger; copy. We'll do that after John finishes 

marking . 



04 06 40 37 CC Okay. 

04 06 43 47 CC Orion, this is Houston. How do you read me: 



04 06 


43 


51 


LMP-LM 


Loud and clear. 


04 06 


43 


55 


CC 


Oh, you're loud and clear too. 


04 06 


hk 


02 


CC 


Roger; could you give us the - your NOUN 93s? 



We'd - had lost data at that point. 



04 06 44 10 LMP-LM Yeah, sorry about that, Jim. Here they are: 

the star angle difference was 4 balls 1, minus 
4 balls 1; our torque angles were minus 0.067, 
plus 0.108, plus 0.050 ; torqued at 104:42:25- 

04 06 hk 31 CC Roger. Copied down to NOUN 93 is minus 0.067 plus, 

0.108, plus 0.050. Over. 



04 


06 


1+1+ 


1,2 


LMP- 


■LM 


That's affirmative. 


04 


06 


45 


30 


CDR- 


■LM 


Hey, Houston, I don't know where Ken is at this 
point when we missed up into our P52. I trust 
he is still keeping an eye on us . 


04 


06 


k5 


40 


CC 




I hope so too. 


OU 


06 


45 


1+1 


CDR- 


■LM 


Hey, Ken. 


04 


06 


1+6 


20 


CC 




And, Orion; this is Houston. Just a reminder on 
the 400 plus 3, and a VERB 1+7. 


04 


06 


1+6 


31 


LMP- 


■LM 


Roger; we already did that. 


04 


06 


1+6 


33 


CC 




Okay; very good. 


04 


06 


47 


14 


CC 




Charlie, this is Houston. Could you put your mi: 
a little closer? Your volume seems to be a litt 
lower than - than John's. 


01+ 


06 


47 


26 


IMP- 


■m 


Okay; how's that? 


01+ 


06 


47 


28 


cc 




That's better. 



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Oh 06 hi 32 LMP-LM Okay; I haa one of them up. Every time I turn 

my head I get orange juice. 



Oh 06 1+7 39 CC Soger. 

Ok 06 1+7 50 LMP-LM It's delicious, Jim, but it's better in your mouth 

than floating around the cockpit. 

0i+ 06 1+7 55 CC I know what you mean. I wish I had some. 

01+ 06 1+8 00 LMP-LM As a matter of fact, I've already had an orange 

shampoo with the helmet on. 

0U 06 1+8 09 CC I guess that's better than no shampoo. 

01+ 06 1+8 15 LMP-LM Yeah, I think you're right. Jim, we were really 

impressed with that landing site from 10 miles, 
anyway, it sure looks exactly like the LMA. 

01+ 06 1+8 32 CC Okay, Charlie. We're kind of curious about the 

orange juice problem. Did you have a - a bag 
failure? 



01+ 06 1+8 39 LMP-LM Well, I think it must be the valve. The command 

module water had a lot of air bubbles in it and 
when I - of course, when I put my suit on, it sort 
of compressed everything. And every time my mike 
comes by and grabs the - the valve, it bends it 
down just slightly, which is - which is enough to 
cause some to squirt out due to the pressure from 
the suit. Over. 



0k 06 1+9 01+ CC We copy. 

0I4 06 1+9 10 CDR-LM I have the same problem all the time in one g. 

0l+ 06 1+9 15 LMP-LM Yeah, at one g though, you bend over and it's on 

your visor and you can lick it off. 

0U 06 1+9 59 LMP-LM Casper, Orion transmitting VKF A SIMPLEX . Hew 

do you read? 

0k 06 50 09 CC Charlie, this is Houston. We're kind of concerned 

about how much - - 

Ql+ 06 50 11 LMP-LM Casper, Orion - - 



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Ok 06 50 13 CC - - orange juice might have spilled out. We're 

concerned about the amount that might have got in 
the suit loop and its effect on the Li OH canister. 

Ok Oo 50 25 KMP-LM Jim, most of it, for some reason floated up under 

my helmet - I mean my Snoopy hat, and I'm pretty 
sticky around the temples and all; and I don't 
think anything - most of it stuck right in my 
helmet. And the suit loop flow is not enough 
to drive it down under - into the suit. And I 
don't feel like I'm wet at all down in that area. 
Over. 

0^4 06 50 J49 CC Okay; thank you, Charlie. 

Oh 06 51 03 CDR-LM Yeah, I don't - I don't think there is any of it 

in the suit loop to amount to anything. Looking 
at Charlie, I can tell where most of it is. 

Ok 06 51 27 LMP-LM Yes, Ken, I was just seeing how you read. We're 

all set to go for your circ. Okay, what kind of 
sep maneuver did you do? All right, thank you. 

Ok 06 51 55 CC" Orion, let's try BIOMED , LEFT. 

Ok 06 52 Ok LMP-LM Okay, you got John's arrhythmia. 
01+ 06 52 05 CC Roger. 

Ok 06 52 53 LMP-LM Houston, Orion. I'd like to confirm that in sys- 
tem A we have enough ullage volume to get all the 
propellants out of the tank. Over. 

Qk 06 53 02 CC That's not correct, Charlie, we'll give you the 

exact number here shortly. 

Ok 06 53 12 LMP-LM Okay, we're still looking at 2000 - about 2100 psi 

on the helium. 

0k 06 5U 37 CC Orion, this - this is Houston. In answer to your 

question, Charlie. If you were to lose source 
pressure right now, you could get 35 percent out. 

0k 06 5k 50 LMP-LM Okay; well, we only have 50 - 50 percent remaining. 



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ok 06 54 55 CC 



04 06 55 02 IiMP-IM 

Oh 06 55 07 CC 

Oh 06 55 14 LMP-LM 

04 06 55 25 CC 

Oh 06 55 35 LMP-LM 

04 07 01 26 IMP-LM 

04 07 01 27 CC 

04 07 01 31 LMP-LM 



04 07 01 hh CC 

Oh 07 01 45 LMP-LM 

04 07 01 54 CC 

04 07 02 03 LMP-LM 

04 07 02 06 CC 

04 07 02 23 CC 



Understand. And that 35 percent is enough to 
complete this mission. 

Okay. If we could - Do we have a double failure 
here on the two regs and that loop? 

That ' s affirmative. 

Okay. So what's holding us is that check valve 
that unseats at 2 - about 225 and reseats at 212? 

That's correct, Charlie. And really you have - 
should have about 60 percent in that system. Your 
gage has an error in it. 

We copy. Roger; we copy. 

Houston, Orion. 

Go ahead, Orion. 

Roger, Jim. We watched Ken's waste water dump, 
and I can see why that thing really gives FD0 
fits. It really comes out of there like a water 
hose . 

Okay; we copy. 

And we took a picture of it, or two, and I hope 
they come out and show you that. We had pretty 
good lighting. 

Good; we hope you have some good pictures cf it. 
And we're showing about 2 minutes and a half to 
LOS. 

Roger; AOS time, please. 
Stand by. 

AOS for rev l6 is 103:51:25- 



04 07 02 2? LMP-LM Roger. 



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1 — SEPARATE , SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 



Oh 05 59 jA CC 

Ok 05 59 22 CDR-LM 

Oh 05 59 28 CC 

Oh 05 59 30 CDR-LM 

Oh 05 59 31 CC 

Oh 05 59 ^8 CC 



OU 06 00 36 CC 
Oh 06 00 56 CC 



Oi+ 06 01 31 CDR-LM 
Oh 06 01 36 CC 



Pull the plug. 
We got AOS. Let's wait. 
Orion, this is Houston. 
Hello, Houston. 

Roger. I have some switches and circuit breakers 
we vant you to take care of to try to improve the 
comm situation. I'll give them to you as soon as 
you're ready to copy. 

Okay, we want on panel 12, TRACK MODE switch OFF; 
on panel 16, PRIMARY TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER circuit 
breaker, open; S-EAND ANTENNA HEATER CIRCUIT 
breaker, open; S-BAND ANTENNA COMM circuit breaker, 
open; and PRIMARY S-BAND POWER AMPLIFIER, open. 
Then on panel 11, AC BUS S-BAND ANTENNA, open. 
Over. 

That's right, TRACK MODE switch, OFF, on panel 12. 

It's been a long day. And did you copy those 
circuit breakers, Charlie? Okay; and you do have a 
GO for another try here at PDI on rev l6. And I 
have some words on that problem with the TVC when- 
ever y'all are ready to copy. 

I've got my pencil ready. 

Okay, Oricn can always tell Casper what his problem 
is, but it looks like an open circuit in the rate 
feedback and your servo loop. We've run exhaustive 
tests down here on the west coast and east coast on 
controllability aspects and structural aspects, and 
everything looks satisfactory. On Apollo 9, we ran 
- a similar test was run, as you probably remember. 
And if such a - such a problem did occur up there, 
you could expect oscillations, of course, with the 
gimbal, but you could expect a steady attitude. 
It would be a limit cycle. So we're convinced dowr* 
here that we have a satisfactory control mode if we 
have to revert to that one. Over. 



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Ok 06 02 38 CC And I hope Casper copied. 

Oi; C6 02 42 CKF Okay, Casper copied that. I - I guess I'd like to 

know, is that thing going to diverge up to a point 
and then cease to diverge? Does it "become neutrall 
stable at some - some amplitude, Jim? 

Oh 06 03 02 CC That's affirmative, Ken. 

Ok 06 03 07 CMP Okay, that must "be some number "bigger than the one 

I looked at, and the other question - only other 
Question I had is: "Is there any connection betwee 
this, in your mind, and the - and the longer dura- 
tion gimbal ON times?" 

Ok 06 03 31 CC Okay, the answer to that, Ken, is negative. 

0l+ 06 03 38 CMP Okay, sounds good. Thank you. 

Ok 06 Ok Ok CC Casper, Houston. We're on two loops now. 

Ok 06 0*+ 13 CMP Okay, Henry. Thank you. 

Ok 06 0*+ l6 CC Hey, Ken, I've got a couple other words about that 

if you'd like to listen. 

Ok 06 Ok 26 CMP I surely would, Stu. 

0U 06 Ok 27 CC Okay. Most of the cases where they appeared to "be 

diverging to you and you shut it off the motor, 
would short, and some of them was just very close 
to the point at which it became stable. And on 
some of the - the longer ones, we did see the 
stability, but those that you called as diverging 
were short of reaching this stable point. It 
appears that the controllability is not going to 
be any problem when - If you would have to burn 
with this, according to the stroking tests on 9, 
you'll get a lot of - of oscillations and you'll 
feel the spacecraft shaking, but the attitude will 
not be changing. You'll probably see the rate 
needles moving around a little bit. And just for 
your info also, most probably dc the burns with 
the 90 degree roll, so we'll have a - so we'll have 
the redundancy in the - in the yaw axis platf'oriL 
consideration. 



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Qk 06 05 1+3 CMP That sounds like a good plan. Now, I guess if I'd 

have teen a little smarter, we'd have pressed on on 
schedule . 

01* 06 05 1+9 CC No, I don't think so, Ken. They - they appeared to 

"be diverging and it was a - it was a true divergence 
as far as you could tell. It - it was just, in most 
cases, just short of becoming stable. 

Oh 06 06 09 CMP Okay, I tell you - you know the difference in this 

and the simulator, where you can really feel it 
move, and this old dog was really wagging its tail. 

Oh 06 06 lh CC Yes. You know, Jim was talking about the Apollo 9 

test, and he said that - that they really - you 
really feel It in the spacecraft. But this thing 
is stable. They have - they've really checked that 
out, and it'll rattle and roll a little bit, if you 
have to use it, but it's stable. 

Oh 06 06 37 CMP Sounds good. Once again, the ground earns their 

pay. 

Oh 06 06 56 CMP Okay, Hank, I guess I'm in need of a general out- 

line of where we intercept the Flight Plan. And 
it looks like one of the things I'll be needing is 
a - some kind of a separation burn from Orion 
again, so that I'm not setting here blasting it into 
his face. And then I'll need a certain burn pad. 
And after that, I'll - I guess we just sort of 
stumble along and try to pick up some landmark 
tracking and things like that. 

Oh 06 07 27 CC Okay 

04 06 07 28 CMP My fuel is kind of low. 

Oh 06 07 33 CC Okay, of course, as you know, we're working the 

Flight Plan now, and Hank's got the - the pads for 
you. And I just wanted to make one other comment 
now. Do you have any other questions - do you have 
any reservations about this duty, because we sure 
want zo get - get your concurrence? But every- 
thing looks like it's - it's go. 

Oh 06 07 58 CMP Okay. Did somebody fly one of these in the CMS? 



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Ok 06 08 02 CC Well, it's been flown on the hardware evaluator. 

But 

Ok 06 08 11 CMP Okay, I just want to get - if anyone's - - 

Oh 06 08 13 CC Yeah. 

\0k 06 08 1^ CMP - - run one of these things in the manual MTVC or 

; something like that . 

•Ok 06 08 22 CC Okay, yeah. They - it's been flown in all three - 

i three modes, Ken, G&N, SCS AUTO and MTVC. It's 

also been flown on the - - 

Oh 06 08 35 CMP Roger. 

Ok 06 08 36 CC - - on the hardware evaluator, and - and, of course, 

we did have the stroking test on Apollo 9, where 
it was flown in front, and pretty much duplicated 
this exact problem as far as cycles per second, 
so forth. 

Oh 06 08 55 CMP All right, sir. I'm happy. 

Oh 06 08 59 CC Very good. And Hank's got some good words here for 

you here . 

Ok 06 09 06 CC Okay, Ken. I have your - - 

Ok 06 09 07 CMP Thank you very much. 

Ok 06 09 08 CC - - sep pad for you. You'll use normal sep pro- 

cedures. In other words, you'll be below the LM, 
facing It, and back away with your minus-X 
thrusters. I'll read you your new pad, if you're 
ready to copy . 

0U 06 09 23 CMP Okay, just a second. I got my pad book handy. 

0U 06 09 1+7 CMP Okay, I'm ready for a little sep pad. 

Oh 06 09 57 CC Roger. NOW 33, 102:30, all zip; attitude 

000, 357, 000. 

Oh 06 10 10 CMP Okay, this is sep. That's at 102:30:00; 

attitude 000, 357, and 000. 



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Ok 06 10 22 CC Good readback, Ken. 

;04 06 10 2h CMP And this is to be a - a 1-f oot-per-second radial 

invar d . 

0l+ 06 10 33 CC That's affirmative. 

pk 06 10 1+7 CMP Okay. 

0l+ 06 11 05 CC And I have your circ pad for you now, Ken, if you're 

ready to copy. 

0l+ 06 11 17 CMP Okay, go ahead. 

Ok 06 11 18 CC Roger. Circ, SPS/G&N; 39095; plus 0.1+9, plus 1.19; 

103:21:U2.l+3; NOUN 8l, plus OO69.I, all zips, 
minus 001+3-5; 000, 139, 358; 0068.0, plus 0053-1; 
0081.6, 0:05, 0070.1. The rest is NA . Sirius and 
Rigel; 131, 071, Oik . Two jets; 16 seconds; quads 
Alfa and Charlie. And in comments: manually roll 
90 degrees from pad attitude for burn, except the 
final attitude and trim in Pl+0. 

Oh 06 13 08 CMP Okay. Let me ask one question before I read it 

back. I assume that I would be outsmarting myself 
if I went through the 90-degree roll in the VERB 1+9 
maneuver rather than going to zero roll . I 'm 
looking for ways to kind of be stingy with the 
RCS. 

01+ 06 13 32 CC Stand by 1. 

0l+ 06 13 37 CMP Let me read you the pad back now and then ask you 

the questions, Hank. 

0l+ 06 13 1+0 CC Okay. 

0l+ 06 13 kk CMP Okay, it's circ, SPS/G&K; 39095; plus 0.1+9, 

plus 1.19; 103:21:1+2.1+3; plus OO69.I, all zips; 
minus 001+3.5, 000, 139, 358; 0068.0, plus 0053.1; 
0081.6, 0:05, 0070.1. Sirius and Rigel; 131, 071, 
0ll+. Two jets, l6 seconds; quads Alfa and Charlie. 
Manually roll 90 degrees for burns. 

0l+ 06 ll+ 35 CC Good readback, Ken. 

0l+ 06 15 27 CMP And would you like for me to go to A/C ROLL for zha 

normal roll coming utd to control? 



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Oh 06 15 33 CC Ken, there's too much noise. Can you say it again. 

Ok 06 15 39 CMP Would you like for me to go to A/C ROLL for normal 

roll control also? 

Oh 06 15 h'i CC Stand by. That's affirmative, Ken. Go to A/C ROLL. 

Oh 06 15 5h CMP Okay. 

Oh 06 16 11 CC Ken, we're trying to work in a P52 here, and we're 

checking that attitude, and then we'll give you what 
we think is best as far as that maneuver. 

Oh 06 16 22 CMP Okay. 

Oh 06 IT 20 MCC Hey, tell him not to talk now, because they're 

hitting the data then every time now in DOWNVOICE 
BACKUP. 

Ok 06 18 kl CC Casper, Houston. Between now and sep we're not 

going to do anything. In the meantime, FAO is 
working on a - whether the burn attitude is going 
to be good for your P52 or not. So just go ahead, 
get sep out of the way and we'll have some words 
for you then. 

Oh 06 18 59 CMP Okay, looks like I could use a new state vector, 

too . 

Oh 06 19 Ok CC Roger. They are working on the vectors now. 

Ok 06 19 10 CMP Okay, will it do me any good to load - Yeah, I can 

go ahead and load this thing and let them put in a 
new vector later. Is that correct? 

Ok 06 19 19 CC Say again. 

Ok 06 19 23 CMP Is It okay to go ahead and load P30 and then put in 

a new vector afterwards, or is it best to wait 
until I get the vectors in? 

Ok 06 19 31 CC Stand by a minute, Ken. 

Ok 06 19 k2 CC Ken, go ahead and sep. We'll up-link after sep. 

fik 06 19 kl CMP Okay, thank you. 



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Oh 06 20 57 CMP How about if I do this 90 degrees to that attitude 

to save - save the maneuver. I'll have to go pretty 
fast to get there. 

Oh 06 21 08 CC I guess I didn't understand your question, Ken. 

Oh 06 21 09 CMP I'm almost 90 degress to that attitude and I could 

do it. Instead of pointing and doing it along the 
X-axis, suppose I come down and do this 90 degrees 
out and do it with the B/D thruster? Put in that 

1 foct per second? 

Oh 06 21 29 CC Stand "by, Ken. 

Oh 06 21 32 CMP That'd get me a - a pitch attitude of O85 - or 087, 

excuse me. 

Oh 06 23 26 CC Okay. Now, he loaded - he loaded his P30 and you're 

looking at - - 

Oh 06 23 50 CMP Stu, you were on air to ground. I've loaded P30, 

and I have flown to 90 degrees from the attitude 
in order to save that extra high-speed maneuver to 
get there. And I'm going to burn it along the 
Z-axis. It'll be towards the Moon, which is our 
check, and I'll take it from 1 foot per second to 

2 foot per second as per the normal procedures, 
except I'll be using the Z-translation . 

Oh 06 2h 26 CC Okay, Ken. We concur as long as it's 1-foot down 

radial . 

Oh 06 2h 31 CMP Okay, it'll be 1 foot towards the Moon, and we'll 

still count from 1 to 2 foot per second on the 
NOUN 85. 

Oh 06 2h h0 CC Roger. 

06 26 15 CC Casper, you a GO for sep. 

Oh 06 26 25 CMP Okay; go for sep. Thank you, sir. 

0-1+ 06 27 27 CC Just to clarify, Ken. You're going to burn the 

NOUN 85 to zero. 

Oh 06 27 36 CMP Negative; the NOUN 85 will go to plus 2. It was 

loaded so that it would point you in Lhe 



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direction, and by taking it this way, I'll - the 
dummy load we put in was a - a minus, ana ve nor- 
mally burned it to a plus 2. I'm going to burn 
towards the Moon, which is going to make -his come 
out to be plus 2. 

Ok 06 28 37 CMP We originally put in a vector. We wanted to burn 

radially inward, and we put in a vector that was - 
would cause you to point radially outward on the 
calculations and then we just burned it to a larger 
number. So Pl+0 wouldn't - wouldn't cause you to 
turn around and point 180 from where you were when 
you undock. 



Oh 


06 


28 


58 


CC 


Roger; copy. 


ok 


06 


29 


03 


CMP 


Do you have any reservations? 


ok 


06 


29 


07 


CC 


Long as you get a foot toward the Moon. 


ok 


06 


29 


12 


CMP 


Okay, We can do that. 


ok 


06 


29 


33 


CMP 


Okay. Inside of 30 seconds. 


ok 


06 


30 


38 


CMP 


Okay; how's that? 


ok 


06 


30 


1+8 


CC 


Looks okay, Ken. 


ok 


06 


32 


k3 


cc 


Casper, Houston. If you'll give us ACCEPT, 
up-link. 


ok 


06 


32 


50 


CMP 


You have it . 


ok 


06 


32 


59 


CC 


And, Casper, when you get through with the 



up-linK , 

we want to go to an attitude of 000, 060, 000 and 
do a P52. 

0k 06 33 17 CMP Okay, 000, 060, and 000 and a P52, option 3. And 

I take it that I should enter 509 just before the 
P52, and leave it in until after the gimbal drive 
check in TkO. The same procedure we had last time. 
Is that affirmative? 

01+ 06 33 1+0 CC That's affirmative. 

01+ 06 33 It if CMP All righty. 



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Oh 06 36 31 CC Caspsr, the computers are yours. 

04 06 36 36 CMP Thank you. 

04 06 37 H6 CC Casper, Houston. We're trying to troubleshoot the 

LM communications problems and it will help if you 
go to omni Alfa. 

04 06 45 30 CC Casper, we have a NOUN 93. 

Oh 06 4 5 39 CMP Okay. 

04 06 45 4.1 CC And, Ken, what we would like for you to do is pick 

up in the Flight Plan at 97:07, and with the circ 
preps, and just step on through that, procedure- 
wise, and "be sure you do the VERB 49 after the circ. 
I have a change in your pad attitude - - 

Oh 06 46 02 CMP You said VERB 1+9, what first to take? 

04 06 46 06 CC Roger. Right after the circ burn, want to be sure 

you ao the VERB 49. And, to get it into the land- 
mark tracking attitude, we're going to do the 
high-altitude landmark tracking. And we've got a 
change to your pad attitude for your circ. We're 
going to go ahead and give you an attitude that has 
the 90 degrees in it, so the VERB U9 will be more 
efficient. And the new attitude is 090, 139, 358. 

Oh 06 h6 39 CMP Okay; 090, 139, and 358. I'm on my way now. And 

I'll get myself into the proper tracking attitude 
if we don't get all those things worked out. 

Oh 06 46 50 CC Roger. And we want to make sure you don't bypass 

the final trim in P40, in that attitude. 

04 06 U6 59 CMP That's affirmative. I will take the final trim. 

04 06 47 03 CC Roger. And somewhere in here I need to give you 

the new abort pads, whenever you can get the chance 
to copy them. 

04 06 47 10 CMP Okay. Let me get the maneuvers started, and let 

me get myself squared away and get the time line 
in my head and then I'll give you a call. 



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Oh 06 kf 16 CC Okay; whenever you're ready. 

Oh 06 1+8 32 CMP Okay, Hank; and one question that comes to :~y mind 

is, do you want the secondary yaw gimbal Drought on 
the line or not? 

Ok 06 1+8 1+7 CC Stand "by, Ken. I'll get you an answer on that one. 

Ok 06 U9 18 CC Okay, Ken, what we'd like for you to do is leave 

the secondary gimbal motors off until you have 
finished the gimbal drive check, then bring the 
secondary gimbal motors on, and do a normal burn. 
And if you have to, go ahead and down grade, down 
mode, if you have to to arrest some kind of a bad 
rate or something. 

01* 06 1+9 1+2 CMP Okay. I'll not do - I'll do the gimbal drive 

check with the secondary in pitch - unless - Are 
they in the same package? It seems like they're 
in separate packages. The secondary in yaw is the 
one I'll bring on after the gimbal drive check. 

01+ 06 1+9 59 CC That's okay, Ken. 

Ok 06 50 01 CMP Or would you rather just not exercise it. It's 

macht's nicht to me. 

Ok 06 50 09 CC It's your druthers, Ken. If you want to do it 

that way, that's fine. 

0l+ 06 50 19 CMP Okay. It'll just verify that I've got everything 

else hooked up properly. I'd like to keep as close 
to the normal procedures as I can. Hey, ycu did 
copy the P52 things? 

0l+ 06 50 31 CC Roger. It looked good. And Orion's trying to 

call you on VHF . 

0l+ 06 50 38 CMP Okay, I had turned them off while we were doing 

our chatter. Let me get to them. 

0l+ 06 50 1+1+ CMP Orion, Casper. 

Ok 06 51 25 CMP Orion, did you call Casper? 



0l+ 06 51 33 CMP Okay. We'll give it a try again. I did a 1-fooi 

per-second radial in towards the Mcon> 



Tape 67/23 
Page 4 1+7 



0" 


Oc 






A-nri TT on • i n nHr] i ti nn tn t hp ci ^ T also llGLVe 

/iilU. ^ iVcr j J-Ii CL 1 UlUU OLJ U 11*3 JiJCi^J-»Jj J- (J, - LlJW a-lvj/ v ^ 

you LOS and AOS time. 


04 


06 


52 45 


CMP 


Okay . 


Oh 


06 


53 1+7 


cc 


Casper, Houston. How do you read? 


oh 


06 


53 52 


CMP 


Loud and clear. 


oh 


06 


53 53 


CC 


Okay, we lost you there a minute. 


Oh 


06 


53 59 


CMP 


Okay. Do you want another omni? 


04 


Oo 




pr< 


0 Lanu. >jj . 


04 

1 

i 


Ob 


54 59 


LL 


fa 0 -r^ov* RnnQtan UpVp flbont Q minutes from LOS. 
and I sure would like to get these pads up when- 
ever you get a chance. 


Oh 


06 


55 09 


CMP 


Okay. Can I catch them when we get AOS , Hank? 
These are all the abort pads, right. 


Oh 


06 


55 17 


CC 


Okay. And - but let me give you the LOS and AOS. 


Oh 


06 


55 21+ 


CMP 


Okay, go ahead. 


Oh 


06 


55 25 


CC 


Roger. LOS is 103:04:51; AOS, 103:51:25. Are 



you interested in sunrise? 

Oh 06 55 1+2 CMP No, sir. That's all right, thank you. Yeah, let 

me concentrate on making sure that it all goes 
well in time, Hank. And I'll pick up those abort 
pads at AOS. 

0l+ 06 55 52 CC Roger. 

04 06 56 03 CC Omni Delta, l6, or Casper. 

04 06 57 1+3 CMP And, Houston; Casper. 

Oh 06 57 1+9 CC Go ahead. 

04 06 57 55 CMP One thing on the plus side, Hank, is Charlie took 

a look at the mass spec and says that it's all 
inside and buttoned up. 

04 06 58 05 CC He said the mass spec is all inside and buttoned 



Tape 67/2U 
Page 1+1+8 



Oh 


06 


58 


11 


CMP 


Oh 


06 


58 


12 


cc 


Oh 


06 


58 


26 


CMP 


Oh 


06 


58 


hh 


CC 


Oh 


07 


01 


5h 


cc 


Oh 


07 


01 


58 


CMP 


Oh 


07 


02 


00 


CC 



Okay. I'll relay that. 

Okay; and I took the trim maneuver in pl+O and it 
put that bias to attitude B, 90 degrees roll, 139 
pitch, and 1.7 in yaw, and that's about right, 
considering the roll. 

Roger. 

Casper, Houston. 
Go ahead. 

Roger. You have a GO for circ, and when you come 
up on - at AOS next time we'd like you to come up 
in the landmark tracking attitude that is giving 
us 98.22. That's a little different from the 
VERB 1+9 maneuver that's called out right after the 
circ burn. It's different In roll. In fact, you 
should be in attitude 000, 276, 000. And we want 
you to do your VERB 1+9 to that attitude: 000, 
276, 000, rather than a roll of 060 as it calls 
for there right after the circ burn. 



Oh 


07 


02 


1+1 


CMP 


Okay. I'll pick you up on the best antenna. 


Oh 


07 


02 


hb 


CC 


Roger. Omni D, Omni Delta. 


Oh 


07 


02 


51 


CMP 


Okay, thank you, Hank. 


Oh 


07 


02 


58 


CC 


Ken, we'd like to know if you did a purge when yc 
did the waste water dump. 


oh 


07 


03 


05 


CMP 


A purge? A fuel cell purge? No, sir. 


oh 


07 


03 


10 


CC 


Okay, copy. You didn't purge fuel cells. 


oh 


07 


03 


15 


CMP 


No, that's correct. 


oh 


07 


01+ 


29 


CC 


Ken, if you can work it in, don't jeopardize the 
burn. Maybe after the burn you can get a urine 
dump and purge on all those things so we can get 



the sim bay going later. That's okay, but if you 
can't work it in, don't - don't jeopardize anything. 



Tape 67/25 
Page hk9 



07 Oh hi CMP Okay, I'll get you a purge in there, anyhow. 



TRANSCRIPT CF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 68/1 
Page 1+51 



APOLLO l6 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



04 


07 


1. c 

45 


XX 






£S£i(j1JN LU1MAK niliV XD 


Oh 


07 


53 


15 


CDR- 


■LM 


Hello, Houston; l6 here. 


Oh 


07 


53 


17 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. How do you read? 


Oh 


07 


53 


23 


CDR- 


■LM 


Loud and clear, Jim. 


Oh 


07 


53 


25 


CC 




Okay. I have a couple of comm procedures for 
you 


Oh 


07 


53 


27 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. Jim, I - - 


A)] 

04 


07 


53 


29 


LL 




— — on pallcx , Vlil yOLl gc U Lilt; r UlHu L±\JVi ow j,IjLu 

to RANGE; and on panel 11, UPDATA LINK circuit 
t>i*ea,kei* closed. 


04 


07 


53 


41 


UJJK- 


-LiM 


T TOT\ A rn a r TUTT -i a nl ncofl T?T TNT /""PT nAT au-i + r»Vi + n R AKTCVE 


04 


07 


53 


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, --r v» Aw/1 T 1 tti p - )" an^ i n it Vsir "Pr^T* irm 1 t* y» T*T" 

noger. .aiicl jl m sT^euiu.iiig uy iux yuui icyui l.# 


04 


07 


5 J 


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A t-i Tn m AVoir t.to crr\~b~ + Vi » o g r^PTlt T"i fl "l~ <3 fin fl"K 1 f) ^ * U-? 
/ill CI j U XIU — WrL cL^y ^ w C O luilC etc t_cn 1j u a. u o **jh gl u ±y j ■ *rt. 

The ED hats are go at 37 volts. 


04 


07 


53 


58 


CC 




Roger; copy. The ascent hats 103:42, and ED bats 
are good. And I have a PDI ephem update - - 


04 


07 


54 


07 


CDR- 


-LM 


And we were on inverter 2 for a while. 


04 


07 


54 


12 


CC 




Copied, You were on inverter 2. 


04 07 


54 


13 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


04 


07 


54 


14 


CDR- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


04 


07 


54 


15 


CC 




Okay 


04 


07 


54 


16 


CDR- 


-LM 


Just for a little while. 


Oh 


07 


5h 


17 


CC 




- - India, 104:17:24.66; DEDA 231, plus 56990. 



Over. 



Tape 63/2 
Page h52 

oh 07 oh '<l lmp-lm 

'•.)■': 07 [jh ho co 

Oh 07 V; Lvp-j,;/ 

Oh 07 5-'i 5"H CO 

Oh 07 55 00 LMP-LM 

Oil 07 55 05 LMP-LM 

oh 07 5? 19 cc 

Oh 07 55 27 LMP-LM 

Oh 07 55 29 CC 

Oh 07 5£j 23 CC 

Oh 07 % 33 CLR-LM 

Oh 07 % 35 CC 



Copy. Hm : r/ :Ph.o6; p i us 56990, for 231- 

:■■)■ >d re '...00<i;;!v. 

VO,: 0, 0fy>9t. 0, Jin? 

56990 . 

Okay. 

Do we have an up- link, Jim? 

Roger. If - You have POO. If you go to DATA, 
we'll send you some up-links. 

Okay. You have it, POO and DATA. 

Okay. They're on their way. 

And, Orion, this is Houston with a few words for 
you on RCS ignition. 

Okay. Go ahead. 

Roger. John, you can anticipate a slight roll 
transient at Ignition because of e.g. position; 
and, on the RCS, of course, we'll want normal 
configuration. And your RCS quantity system A is 
off "because of the high pressure in that system. 
It's off by about 13 percent. 



Oh 


07 


56 


56 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. 




Oh 


07 


56 


57 


CC 




In other words, you 
indicated. 


have 13 percent more than 


0h 


07 


57 


01 


CDR- 


■ LM 


Understand. 




Oh 


07 


57 


33 


cc 




Orion , do you have 


a VERB 33 on the DSKY? 


Oh 


07 


57 


36 


CDR- 


■LM 


That ' s affirmative . 




Oh 


07 


57 


ho 


CC 




Okay. Let's do an ^ 


ENTER on that. 


Oh 


07 


57 


h9 


CC 




We've lost high bit 


rate. We have one more - - 


Oh 


07 


57 


50 


CDR- 


•LM 


VERB 33 entered. 





Tape 68/3 
Page 1+53 



ok 


07 


57 


52 


CC 




- - one more up-link to send. 


ok 


07 


57 


57 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. 


ok 


07 


59 


2h 


CC 




Orion, will you turn the FUNCTION switch OFF? 


ok 


07 


59 


32 


CDR- 


-LM 


FUNCTION is OFF. 


ok 


07 


59 


33 


CC 




Roger. 


oh 


07 


59 


36 


LMP- 


•LM 


Which one, Jim? 




U I 


?y 


J 1 


uu 




That •« +hp R— RANT) FTTNTT'TONfi 


nk 

UH 


D7 
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CO 




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n). 


U 1 


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59 


51 






uitay . it s going urr . 


U4 


uo 


nn 
uu 




uu 




now - - 


ou 


08 


00 


2k 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. 


nh 

U 4 




on 




T.MP- 
i ii y i i - 


-LM 






nft 
uo 


nn 
uu 








-rm~h sa "1 ~T "hi" 1 mnrp 1 naH r*\T"i "hVi^ q q Pf^Ti't" "hfl "t" 


nJ. 


uo 


nn 

UU 




T MP 
LiiYLr- 


T M 


p no .py. "RATTVRY ^ tq (WP 1 


01+ 


08 


00 


37 


CC 




Roger, 


OU 


08 


01 


1+2 


LMP- 


-LM 


Jim, could ye yaw right a little bit and point 
unao oium ngnx- ax you, wouxcl xnaT/ nej_pi 


Oh 


08 


01 


U8 


CC 




Stand hy. 


Oh 


08 


03 


07 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Any words on that up-link, Jim? 


oh 


08 


03 


10 


CC 




Why don't you put in that yaw maneuver; yaw right 
20 degrees, that might help. 


ok 


08 


03 


19 


LMP- 


-LM 


Roger. 


oh 


08 


03 


32 


cm- 


-LM 


Here's yaw right 20. 



Tape 68/4 
Page k^k 



Ok 


08 


03 


3k 


CC 




Roger. 


Oh 


08 


03 


35 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. And. how about reading that up to &e, arid 
I'll copy it down. 


Ok 


08 


03 


38 


CC 




Looks like we're getting good data now, Charlie, 
Stand by. We're up-linking now. 


Ok 


08 


0^ 


25 


LMP- 


■lm 


Okay, Jim. I think we'll start the - John says 
we'll start the PDI from zero yaw since the omni 
is pointing right at you. That be better for you 1 


Ok 


08 


01+ 


35 


CC 




Stand by. 


Ok 


08 


ok 


39 


CC 




Okay, Orion. We're finished with your computer. 


Ok 


08 


ok 


kl 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. 


Ok 


08 


05 


19 


CC 




Okay, Orion. This is Houston. That zero yaw 
looks okay. 


Ok 


08 


05 


25 


LMP- 


-LM 


All right. Fine, thank you. 


Ok 


08 


06 


k8 


LMP- 


■LM 


Can call P63, John. How do you read us VOX, Jim? 


ok 


08 


06 


52 


CC 




Loud and clear. 


ok 


08 


06 


55 


CDR- 


-LM 


Read loud and clear on VOX. Okay? 


ok 


08 


06 


58 


CC 




Yes, sir, John. You're loud and clear. 


ok 


08 


07 


Ok 


CDR- 


■LM 


Ten minutes. 


ok 


08 


07 


07 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Let's check the DPS configuration card. 
CB(ll): DEC A GIMBAL AC - closed. 


ok 


08 


07 


13 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's closed, and DECA POWER ' s closed. 


ok 


08 


07 


16 


LMP- 


-LM 


CB(l6): DISPLAY /ENGINE OVERRIDE - LOGIC , closed. 


ok 


08 


07 


19 


CDR- 


-LM 


SCS? Yeah, go. 


ok 


08 


07 


20 


LMP- 


-LM 


STAB /CONTROL, all closed except the ASA. 


ok 


08 


07 


22 


CDR- 


-LM 


All closed except the AEA. 


ok 


08 


07 


2k 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, 25 degrees a second. 



Tape 68/5 
Page U55 



0)1 
U4 


Uo 


u f 




OlJii— 


•Lin 


d.j CLcgrees a. second. 


U4 


UO 


U 1 


d I 




T M 1 


TTHPfWTTV Pn , M r T T RnT — AirPfi /nOMMATJTYF'R 


Ok 


08 


07 


29 


CDR- 


■LM 


AUTO / COMMANDER . 


Oil 


08 


07 


30 


LMP- 


■LM 


ATT/TRANSLATION of k JETS. 


ok 


08 


07 


31 


CDR- 


•LM 


k JETS. Balance COUPLE - OK. ENGINE GIMBAL, ENABLE. 

TVF^fFNT FNOTNE COMMAND OVERRIDE OFF. 




Oo 


07 


O IT 

35 


LMr- 


■LM 


Ur r . lio . 


ok 


08 


07 


37 


CDR- 


-LM 


ABORT /ABORT STAGE, reset. DEAD BAND, KEN." ATTITUDE 
CONTROL, three, to MODE CONTROL. PGNS, AGS - AUTO. 


U4 


uo 


U 1 


4 j 


T MP 


T M 


LxO * 




uu 


D7 




PTTR- 
L>rv~ 


-TM 


\Jl\CLj * 


Ok 


08 


07 




LMP- 


-LM 


PRO. 


Ok 


08 


07 


1+6 


CDR- 


-LM 


On HI MULT, LANDING RADAR / COMPUTER ; MONITOR , the 
PGNS. PGNS - GUIDANCE; AGS - MODE SELECT. 
ALTITUDE /ALTITUDE RATE. SUPERCRIT PRESSURE, 1220; 

iiiYLDJ.ilul 1 IT I\HjDQ uxmj , JyiJ* 


ok 


08 


08 


00 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


08 


08 


12 


CC 




Orion, you can configure for normal RCS configura- 
tion now. 


ok 


08 


08 


21 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. SYSTEM A is on. 


ok 


08 


08 


23 


cc 




Roger. 


ok 


08 


08 


32 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, Jim. We got an RCS A REG light when that 
went on. The pressures are good, though. 


ok 


08 


08 


36 


CC 




Roger. 


ok 


08 


08 


1*7 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, John. We - The DET is set. Okay. FDAI - 
verified the FDAI: 011. 


ok 


08 


09 


06 


CDR- 


-LM 


Have to trim it up a little bit. 


ok 


08 


09 


14 


LMP- 


-LM 


VERB kO NOUN 20, please. 



Tape 68/6 
Page 456 



Oh 


08 


09 


22 


CDR-LM 


Got it, Charlie. 


Oh 


08 


09 


23 


LMP-LM 


Okay . 


Oh 


08 


09 


25 


CDR-LM 


. * * 


04 


08 


09 


34 


LMP-LM 


AGS and PGNS are aligned. 410 is - At the aero. 
400 plus 1 going in. And the needles deflect - 


Oh 


08 


10 


ok 


LMP-LM 


Amazing. How do you read, Jim? 


Oh 


08 


10 


06 


CC 


Loud and clear. 


oh 


08 


10 


12 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


Ok 


08 


10 


13 


CDR-LM 


What happened? 


~ i 

04 


OS 


10 


23 


LMP-LM 


Okay. We are clear down to 5 minutes. At 5, we 
close the LANDING RADAR breaker. 


04 


08 


10 


30 


CDR-LM 


Right. 


04 


08 


10 


47 


CDR-LM 


Starting a little high ... Based on the it 
will probably be double at first *** 


a), 

04 


Oo 


11 


11 


LMP-LM 


The old Earth is sure pretty. 


_ i 

04 


08 


11 


17 


CC 


Orion, bring battery 3 on at - at minus 5. 


Ok 


08 


11 


2k 


LMP-LM 


Roger; copy. 


ok 


08 


11 


37 


LMP-LM 


*** pull me right up under my - little *** 


04 


08 


11 


50 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 05:36, John. Everything looks great. 


oh 


08 


12 


01 


LMP-LM 


Hey, Casper. How do you read? Over. 


04 


08 


12 


07 


LMP-LM 


* • * 


oh 


08 


12 


10 


CDR-LM 


Okay. Five minutes, LANDING RADAR breaker is 
going closed. 


ok 


08 


12 


16 


LMP-LM 


BAT 3 is ON. 


ok 


08 


12 


17 


CDR-LM 


ALTITUDE TRANSMITTER is 3.4 almost; VELOCITY 
TRANSMITTER is 0.82. 



Tape 68/7 
Page 1*57 



Ok 


08 12 


29 


CC 




Say again the reading on the velocity, John. 


oh 


08 12 


31 


CDR- 


■LM 


- - ... transmitting. 


Oh 


08 12 


35 


LMP- 


■LM 


3.8. 


Oh 08 12 


39 


CC 




Roger. Copy 3.4 and 3.8. 


0U 


08 12 


44 


0JJK- 


■LM 


Correct . 


Oh 


08 13 


09 


CC 




urion, you re ukj lor itul. 


Oh 


08 13 


14 


liMr- 


T M" 


noger , uu i or ruj.. 


Oh 


08 13 


on 




T W 
■J-jM 


ritrair PRH friv -f->io fM n « 1 ■Ht'ttti 

UltcLY . ITlv^J iUi X J-ilcl-L UX-L111. 


Oh 


08 13 


£- -3 


T MP 


T M 
■J-ilYl 


Cir\ T.nrtV<5 l^ptt'.pr than "it did- Go ahead. 
ENTER. ENTER. Go. My watch is set and wound. 


Oh 


08 lU 


05 


CDR- 


-LM 


Eject [?]. About a second off here. 


Oh 


08 Ih 


11 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Stand by for 2 minutes, John. 


oh 


08 111 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. 


Oh 08 15 


12 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, good. 


Oil 


08 15 


16 


LMP- 


-LM 


Target about 10 miles, it looks like. 


01+ 


08 15 


20 


CDR- 


-LM 


... 


Oh 


08 15 


23 


T fciTD 

iM.r- 


-liM 


UKay , c. minuxes. MHoiivn atuyi, un . 


Oh 


08 15 


Art 

29 


CDH- 


-LM 


□VlLCIl j JYlAOAiLn ATUYI 15 L/lY. i¥U _LJ.££Ill>s , nuuh Lull, 


Oh 


08 15 








noger. uupy , twu X15111/& ■ 


Oh 


08 15 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


JrCjIMb m MUDiL bjibjiui . jo | is in. mexb xning is 
at 30 seconds, John. Turn the page. 


Oh 


08 16 


08 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, Jim. You want us to turn the ranging hack 


Oh 


08 16 


13 


CC 




Negative, 


Oh 


08 16 


16 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. We're in VOICE BACKUP. 


Oh 


08 16 


21 


CC 




Roger. 


Oh 


08 16 


38 


CDR- 


-LM 


50 seconds. 



Tape 68/8 
Page U58 



01+ 


08 


16 


1+8 


LMP-LM 


Okay. At 30, we hit ENGINE ARM then we - 30 se. 
onds, ENGINE ARM goes to DESCENT, then ve ullagi 


01+ 


08 


16 


56 


CDR 


BSKY's blank; PRO. 


Oil 


08 


16 


59 


LMP-LM 


Okay. ENGINE ARM, DESCENT. 


Oh 


08 


17 


02 


CDR-LM 


ARM is DESCENT. ALTITUDE light and VELOCITY 
light . 


oh 


08 


17 


05 


LMP-LM 


Okay. There's no ullage plux-X. 


Qk 


08 


1 7 


07 


rnR-T,M 




Ok 


08 


17 


11+ 


LMP-LM 


If po ianition iust START T)ushhu+tnn i f up opt 
ullage . 


Ok 


08 


17 


19 


LMP-LM 


Ullage - 


ok 


08 


17 


20 


CDR-LM 


Auto ullage . 


ok 


08 


17 


23 


CDR/ 
LMP-LM 


PRO. 


ok 


08 


17 


28 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Engine START. 


ok 


08 


17 


29 


CDR-LM 


Engine START DESCENT ENGINE COMMAND OVERRIDE 
is on. 


ok 


08 


17 


32 


LMP-LM 


Stick your throttle in min. 


ok 


08 


17 


35 


CC 


Roger. We copy. 


ok 


08 


17 


36 


CDR-LM 


All risrht 

X^_X_X X X ^S*^ -* 


ok 


08 


17 


39 


LMP-LM 


DESCENT ENGINE COMMAND OVERRIDE; MASTER ARM, 
OFF. 


Ok 08 


17 


1+2 


CDR-LM 


MASTER ARM is coming OFF. 


01+ 


08 


17 


k5 


LMP-LM 


Stand by for throttle up; thrust-to-weight is 
okay. 


01+ 


08 


17 


k9 


CDR-LM 


22, 23, 2k, 25, 26 - 


01+ 


08 


17 


53 


CDR/ 
LMP-LM 


Throttle up! 



Tape 68/9 
Page 1+59 



ou 


08 


17 


5^ 


CDR-LM 


On time! 


Ok 


08 


17 


55 


LMP-LM 


Feel that beauty come on! 


ok 


08 


17 


56 


CC 


Roger; we copy. 


ok 


08 


17 


57 


LMP-LM 


Okay, thrust-to-weight is good - 66,000 feet. 
They were right on. 


ok 


08 


18 


18 


LMP-LM 


... looking at a minute. Hey, Jim. At pitchover, 
do you want me to go AFT omni or stay FORWARD? 


ok 


08 


18 


26 


CC 


Stay FORWARD and you've got a GO at 1. 


ok 


08 


18 


31 


CDR-LM 


Roger. 


ok 


08 


18 


32 


LMP-LM 


Hey, we're way high, John; we got to get down. 
Way high on the H-dot. 


ok 


08 


18 


36 


CDR-LM 


All right. Just a minute, Charlie, Down to 
^5 already. 


ok 


08 


18 


55 


LMP-LM 


... look good - passing 1:30. 


Ok 08 


18 


58 


CC 


Okay, Orion. I have a l69 for you - - 


Oil 


08 


19 


02 


LMP-LM 


Double H-dot almost - - 


Ok 


08 


19 


03 


CDR-LM 


Go ahead. 


0^ 


08 


19 


Ok 


LMP-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


08 


19 


05 


CC 


Plus 00800. 


ok 


08 


19 


12 


LMP-LM 


Plus 00800. 100 feet ... 


ok 


08 


19 


17 


CC 


And you've a GO for - - 


ok 


08 


19 


18 


CDR-LM 


. . . enter - - 


ok 


08 


19 


20 


LMP-LM 


... Excuse me, John. 


ok 


08 


19 


21 


CDR-LM 


Okay, that's entered. It's entered. 


ok 


08 


19 


27 


CC 


And you're GO at 2. 


ok 


08 


19 


28 


LMP-LM 


• • • 


ok 


08 


19 


30 


CDR-LM 


Really looking good. 



Tape f)B/JO 
Page 460 






04 08 19 


31 


!?>?■ 


-LM 


Oh 08 19 


4l 


IMP' 


-LM 


01+ 08 19 


4? 


LMp. 


-IM 


04 08 19 


49 


CC 




Oh 08 19 


50 


LMP- 


-LM 


04 08 19 


52 


CC 




04 08 20 


05 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oil 08 20 


15 


LMP- 


-LM 


04 08 20 


20 


CDR- 


-LM 


oU 08 20 


24 


CC 




04 08 20 


26 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh 08 20 


27 


CDR- 


-LM 


04 08 20 


31 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh 08 20 


4i 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oh 08 20 


43 


CC 




04 08 20 


45 


CDR- 


■LM 


Oh 08 20 


46 


LMP- 


■LM 


Oh 08 20 47 


CDR- 


•LM 


04 08 20 


52 


LMP- 


■LM 


04 08 20 


54 


CDR- 


■LM 


04 08 20 


57 


LMP- 


■LM 


04 08 20 


59 


CDR- 


■LM 


04 08 21 


02 


LMP- 


■LM 



Okay. We're going to have to yaw out here at 3. 

I can take ~;hat out when we get . . . 

AGS and PGNS are tracking right on, Jim. 

Roger. 

Within a tenth of a foot a second. 
Roger. 

At 3 minutes , propellants - - 
Pressures are holding good in the DPS. 
All oxidizer pressures look good. 
Orion, you're GO at 3. 
... 3. 

Roger; GO at 3. 

I'll check the ED batteries one more time. 
And they're still 37 volts, Jim. 
Roger; we copy. 

VELOCITY light is out, Charlie. 
Okay . 

Wrong transmitter, prohably. 
We got a *** 
Watch it now. 
*** 

* * * 

Cutting out, Charlie. 

I say, there's no way to get the ALTITUDE light 
at this high. 



Tape 68/11 
Page 1+6 1 



oh 


08 


21 


15 


LMP- 


■LM 


*** minutes — — 




Oh 


08 


21 


26 


CC 




Orion, von' re GO at 4. 




Oh 


08 


21 


28 


LMP- 


■LM 


We're 50,000. 




Oh 


08 


21 


30 


CDR- 


■LM 


Look at that! ALTITUDE and VELOCITY lights 
ni-p out at. SOK' 




Oh 


08 


21 


3l+ 


LMP- 


■LM 


Isn't that amazing? Copy that, Houston? 




Oh 


08 


21 


38 


CC 




We codv. 




Oh 


08 


21 


ho 


CDR- 


■LM 


Look at that data, Houston. When do you want 
accept it? 


to 


Oh 


08 


21 


1+8 


CC 




Okay, you have a go to accept. 




Oh 


08 


21 


56 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. It's in. 




Oh 


08 






CC 








Oh 


08 


22 


19 


LMP- 


•LM 


AGS and PGNS will be getting off a little bit 
altitude now. Update. 


in 


Oh 


08 


22 


28 


LMP- 


■ CM 


At 5 minutes. Coming in like gangbusters. 




Oh 


08 


22 


32 


CC 




Orion, you're GO at 5. 




Oh 


08 


22 


39 


CDR- 


■LM 


Roger. 




oh 


08 


22 




LMP- 


■LM 


39,000. Hey, look at that - 136 feet difference 
now. ***... radar. 


oh 


08 


23 


06 


CC 




AGS is tracking about 1000 high. 




oh 


08 


23 


10 


CDR- 


■LM 


Roger. You get there. 




Oh 08 


23 


111 


LMP- 


■ LM 


Six minutes, we should be at 32,000 *** - - 




Oh 


08 


23 


16 


CDR- 


■ LM 


35 - not back on profile, but almost. 




Oh 


08 


23 


17 


LMP- 


■LM 


— — • • • 




Oh 


08 


23 


2U 


CC 




Orion, you're GO at 6. 





Tape C6/12 
Page 



Ok 


08 


23 


25 


CDR- 


■LM 




Ok 


03 


23 


26 


LMP- 


* jUS'i 


1+5 percent. Right on. 


Ok 


08 


23 


28 


CBR- 


■LM 


Right on. Roger. 


ok 


03 


23 


55 


LMP- 


>LM 


Okay. At 6:30, should be at 30,000. 


ok 


08 


23 


58 


LMP- 


• LM 


MARK it, 32,000. Looking pretty. Okay. Looking 
good, John. 


ok 


08 


2k 


07 


CDR- 


■ LM 


That Sun angle is getting down there. 


ok 


08 


2k 


15 


cc 




Throttle down 7 plus 23. 


ok 


08 


2k 


16 


LMP- 


■LM 


... right on. ... now. 


ok 


08 


2k 


22 


CDR- 


•LM 


Understand, 7:23. 


ok 


08 


2k 


23 


CC 




Roger. And you're GO at 7. 


ok 


08 


2k 


27 


LMP- 


■ LM 


Coming in. 


ok 


08 


2k 


28 


LMP- 


■ LM 


MARK it - 7 minutes. Roger, go. 20k down, 

PR 000 p+i 1 1 ahmit 1 OHO hie-h look^ like 




uo 




D I 






TJf= "31 ii-'ci c;-f Q-ri - n'riff ~t" n "1 nolc nf f^t tv ?ood 




08 


2k 


J7 


TMP- 

J_U. i-L 


■LM 


Yes. 223 *** setting up ready, the AGS ready at 
ikK. Then I do a 360 and then turn the camera on 
Breaker is in. 


Ok 


08 


2k 




CDR- 


-LM 


Throttle down. On time. 


Ok 


08 


25 


00 


CC 




Roger. 


ok 


08 


25 


01 


LMP- 


-LM 


It was right on time, wasn't it? 


ok 


08 


25 


05 


LMP- 


-LM 


How are you reading, Jim? 


ok 


08 


25 


07 


CC 




Loud and clear. 


ok 


08 


25 


11 


L.MP- 


-LM 


Okay. You were clipping a little "bit, John, 


ok 


08 


25 


13 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 



Tape 68/13 
Page 1*63 



Oh 08 


25 


22 


LMP- 


-LM 


21,000, coming up on 8 minutes. 


Oh 08 


25 


25 


CC 




Orion, you're GO at 8. 


Oil 08 


25 


27 


CDR- 


-LM 


I can see the landing site from here, Charlie. 


Oh 08 


25 


28 


LMP- 


-IM 


Amazing. Okay. GO at 8, John's got a visual. 


Ok 08 


25 


33 


CC 




We copy. 


Ok 08 


25 


3k 


LMP- 


-LM 


130. We're right on, John. Right back on profile. 


Ok 08 


25 


h9 


LMP- 


-LM 


How does it look, to you? 


Oh 08 


25 


50 


CDR- 


-LM 


We're right in there. 


Oh 08 


25 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, standing by to update the AGS. Had a little 
roll steering here. 


Oh 08 


25 


59 


CC 




Monitor DESCENT 1. 


OU 08 


26 


03 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. DESCENT 1. 


Ok 08 


26 


09 


LMP- 


■LM 


Hey, Jim. We got about a 3-degree roll command in. 


04 08 


26 


12 


CC 




Roger. 


OU 08 


26 


16 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. ENTER, 360, minus 01 72, 0 ENTER, 367 is 
coming up, and I'm starting the clock - I mean the 
camera. 


Ok 08 


26 


29 


CC 




GO at 9. 


OU 08 


26 


30 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. We're out at 12,000, John. GO at 9. Coming 
down at 182 , a little steep. Hey, we're going 
to be right on. It's just about right on, maybe 
10 feet - 10,000 feet. Stand by. Okay, 6h, at 
8200. PRO - 


0i+ 08 


26 


55 


CDR- 


■LM 


Pitchover . 


Ok 08 


26 


56 


LMP- 


■LM 


Pitchover. Hey, there it is. Gator, Lone Star. 
Right on! 


Oh 08 


27 


00 


CDR- 


■LM 


Call - call me the things, Charlie. 



Tape 68/14 
Page 464 

04 08 27 01 L.YP-LM Okay. 40 - 38 degrees. 
04 08 27 02 CDR-LM Okay. 

04 08 27 03 LMP-LM Palmetto and Dot, North Ray. Looks like we're 

going to be able to make it, John. There's 
not too many blocks up there. 





On 
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97 


1 9 






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97 
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97 


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J. [ 


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04 


08 


27 


19 


LMP- 


■LM 


- - ^2 LPD. Okay, 3900 feet. 




04 


08 


27 


20 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. Two to the south, Char I: 


ie. 


04 


08 


27 


26 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. It's in. Okay, h2 - 1+1 


LPD, 3000 feet on 














profile. 




04 


08 


27 


21 


CDR- 


■ LM 


Okay. There's - we're coming : 


right down - It's 














going to be a little past — 






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T MP 

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97 


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04 


08 


27 


43 


LMP- 


■LM 


2000 feet, 60 on profile. 




04 


08 


27 


44 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay. 




04 


08 


27 


51 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay, 42 LPD. Couple of more 


in. 1400 feet, 














44 down. Looking good. Okay, 


out of a 














1000 feet - Right on profile. 


54 LPD, dropping 














out the bottom now. 800 feet , 


30 down . 


04 


06 


28 


13 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay, Houston. We're going to 


be just a little 














long - 




04 


08 


28 


15 


CC 




Roger. 




04 


08 


28 


16 


CDR- 


■LM 


- - but we're just now abeam o 


f Double Spot. 


04 


08 


28 


22 


cc 




Copy. 




04 


08 


28 


24 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay, 23 - 22 down at 500 feet 





Tape 68/15 
Page 1+65 



Oh 08 28 25 CDR-LM Okay. 

Oh 08 28 29 LMP-LM Some big blocks over here to the left, John. 

Okay, 300 feet, 15 down. 

Oh 08 28 33 CDR-LM Okay. Okay. Take over, Charlie. 

Oh 08 28 39 LMP-LM Okay. Okay, fuel is good: 10 percent. There 

comes the shadow. Okay, 200 feet, 11 down. Give 
me a couple of clicks up. Okay, 5 down at 
130 feet, 2 forward. 

Oh 08 28 59 LMP-LM LO MULT. Drifting. Okay, looking good. Perfect 

place over here, John, a couple of big boulders. 
Not too bad. 

Oh 08 29 08 LMP-LM Okay, 80 feet, down at 3. Looking super. There's 

dust. 

Oh 08 29 Ih LMP-LM Okay, down at 3, 50 feet, down at h. Give me 

one click up. You're backing up slightly. 

Oh 08 29 22 LMP-LM Okay, 2 down. Stand by for contact. Come on, 

let her down. You leveled off. Let her on 
down. Okay, 7-6 percent - plenty fast. 

Oil 08 29 36 LMP-LM CONTACT. Stop. Boom! PRO. ENGINE ARM. Wow! 

. . . man ! Look at that ! 

Oh 08 29 50 CDR-LM PRO. ENGINE ARM. Descent Engine Command Override. 

Okay, 1*13. 

Oh 08 29 51 LMP-LM Check the APS. 

Oh 08 29 52 CDR-LM Well, we don't have to walk far to pick up rocks, 

Houston. We're among them. Open, close, open, 
close. 

Oh 08 30 00 LMP-CM Old Orion is finally here, Houston. Fantastic! 
OU 08 30 12 CC Sounds great. 

Oh 08 30 13 CDR-LM ... I can look right out to the left and see 

Oh 08 30 15 CC Let's go AFT omni , Orion. 



Tape 68/16 
Page 1+66 

Ok OS 30 19 CDR-LM 

Oh 08 30 21 LMF-LM 

01+ 08 30 22 CC 

OU 08 30 23 CDR-LM 

Ok 08 30 1+2 CC 

OU 08 30 1+3 LMP-LM 

OU 08 30 kh CC 

Ok 08 30 1+6 CDR-LM 

04 08 30 58 CC 

01+ 08 31 00 LMP-LM 

01+ 08 31 16 CDR-LM 

01+ 08 31 19 LMP-LM 

01+ 08 31 33 CDR-LM 

01+ 08 31 35 LMP-LM 

01+ 08 31 38 CDR-LM 



- - Double Spot. And we're about - - 
Okay } you got it . 
That's better. 



Okay. We're forward to the north of - forward and 
to the north of Double Spot. I would guess about 
200 meters to the north and maybe 150 meters to 
the west. It's not flatlands, though, Houston. 

Roger. 1 copy 200 meters north - — 



- - of Double Spot and about 150 meters west. 

Man, I could see, the - I could see - all the 
way to the ground. Just like flying the LLTV, 
piece of cake. 

That's good. 

Ascent pressures look good. Okay, ASCENT HELIUM 
MONITOR, cycle; I did. Q> 2 ASCENT ... Fantastic! 

Perfect precision. As plain as one on the plains 
of Descartes. ...*** 

I better go easy on this LANDING RADAR circuit 
breaker, huh? 

Okay, now don't - Okay, that's the right one. 
The camera's off. Ha, ha! Hey, it sure ain't 
flat, John. Wow! There's that ridge to the 
north. 

Yes. Sure is. 

All we got to do is jump out the hatch and we 
got plenty of rocks . 

Houston, boy, it sure looks like you could make - 
I see Crown Crater from here; I can see Ray 
Crater from here. Not a - Boy! 



01+ 08 31 1+9 LMP-LM 



I almost had apoplexy, that PROGRAM alarm, and 
That's your radar breaker. 



Tape 68/17 
Page 467 



04 08 31 54 CDR-LM 

04 08 31 59 CC 

01+ 08 32 02 LMP-LM 

04 08 32 07 CDR-LM 

Ok 08 32 16 CC 

Ok 08 32 18 CDR-LM 

Oh 08 32 21 LMP-LM 



Oh 08 32 45 CDR-LM 

04 08 32 48 CC 

04 08 33 02 CC 

Oh 08 33 14 CDR-LM 

04 08 33 22 CC 

04 08 33 29 CDR-LM 

04 08 33 37 LMP-LM 

04 08 33 50 LMP-LM 

04 08 33 58 CDR-LM 



Charlie's about had (laughter) Charlie's got 
nothing hut a ridge to look at. 

Sounds beautiful, John. Wish I were there. 

There's a ridge out in - there's a ridge out in 
front of us, too, John. 

Yes. There's a ridge in front of us, one to the 
side of us, and my guess is that we're in a sub- 
dued old crater that's got a lot more craters. 

Roger. We copy. 

What a neat place (laughter). 

Say, Jim, this ridge in front of us does look 
like a subdued crater and it may be the raised 
rim about 50 meters in front of us, about, oh - 
4 or 5 meters tall. About 30 or 40 percent of the 
surface is covered with boulders that are maybe 
half a meter in size. On out in front of us and 
to the right, where we landed, there were - - 

Wait a minute, Charlie. We gonna stay, Houston? 

Stand by. 

Everything's looking okay up to this point, John. 
We'll give you a final word here shortly. 

Okay. We were coming down pretty good until I 
hit the STOP button, and then it fell out - You 
know, the engine stopped. 

I know exactly what you mean. 

It's really nice to have your shadow out there; 
that's a good help. It's a good altitude gage. 

John, that was super. 

*** . . . Batteries all looking good, EPS is looking 
good, ascent quantities are looking - - 

The way these rocks are laid in here out my window; 
I'd guess they come from South Ray. There's some 
biggies out there. We've got - right out in front 



Tape 68/18 
Page U68 

of us about 100 meters, at my 10:30 position - I've 
got one that must be 3 meters across. 



0*+ 


ob 


3h 


IT 


CC 


Orion, you're stay for T-1. 


Oh 


08 


3h 


22 


CDR-LM 


Understand. 


Oh 


08 


3h 


23 


LMP-LM 


Okay, stay for T-1. P68, John, and I'll get the 
AGS going. hlh plus 2 is in, hOO to h. 


Oh 


08 


3h 


1+0 


CDR-LM 


Hey, Jim, nats off and a case of beer to FIDO. 
I'll tell you, that targeting was just beautiful 
Boy! You guys just burned us right in tnere. 
That vas superb. 


ok 


08 


35 


02 


CDR-LM 


*** where it says we are, I believe it. 


Oh 


08 


35 


05 


LMP-LM 


Hey, Jim, our NOUN h3s are minus 896 - - 


Oh 


08 


35 


08 


CC 


We have them, Charlie. 


Oh 


08 


35 


10 


LMP-LM 


- - plus 15 52. The engine [JTOP reset? 


Oh 


08 


35 


lh 


CDR-LM 


The engine STOP reset. 


Oh 


08 


35 


16 


LMP-LM 


Okay . PRO? 


Oh 


08 


35 


IT 


CDR-LM 


PRO. 


Oh 


08 


35 


13 


LMP-LM 


Call P12. 


Oh 


08 


35 


2h 


CDR-LM 


Go on in there . . . *** 


Oh 


08 


35 


21 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Stay time for T-2 is 10 - lOh - plus h2 
plus 16. 6h. PRO. 


Oh 


08 


35 


52 


LMP-LM 


Those numbers are good. 


Oh 


08 


35 


53 


CDR-LM 


Those numbers are good? 


Oh 


08 


35 


5h 


LMP-LM 


Yep *** 


Oh 


08 


36 


00 


CDR-LM 


It's Auto. 


Oh 08 


3o 


CI 


LMP-LM 


Auto. 


Oh 


08 


50 


03 


CDR-LM 


Go. 



Tape 68/19 
Page U69 

Ok 08 36 09 LMP-LM Okay; PNGS MODE CONTROL, NOWJ 33, you got. 

6 minutes, we're counting down. 

0l+ 08 36 16 LMP-LM Boy, this is really a nice place. 

Oh 08 36 18 CDR-LM Feel that l/6g, Charlie. 

Oh 08 36 20 LMP-LM *** restraint harness has got me anchored. 

OU 08 36 2h CDR-LM Oh, that's what the trouhle is. 

Olt 08 36 29 LMP-LM Okay, the AGS are set, klO - standing by. Man, 

that was a sup! 

Olt 08 36 5 It CDR-LM It's just about level, we're not going to have a 

bit of trouble getting out - - 

Oh 08 36 57 LMP-LM Yeah, it's going to be ... 

Oh 08 37 00 CDR-LM But it sure is not - it's not smooth - it's not 

that FF [?] smooth, Houston. 

Olt 08 37 08 CC Say again, John. 

01+ 08 37 12 CDR-LM It's not that FF [?] smooth; we're in the middle 

of a block field. 

Oh 08 37 16 CC Roger; we copy. 

0l+ 08 37 17 LMP-LM There's Crown Crater up there. ... little blocks. 

We may have squashed a few. And, Jim, we got 
Crown Crater out - John's left window about 
9 o'clock. 

OU 08 37 31+ CC Roger. 

0l+ 08 37 37 LMP-LM And just looking at it from here, I don't think 

the Rover's going to have any trouble going up 
that hill. 



0l+ 08 37 hi CC 

01+ 08 37 !+5 LMP-LM 



Glad to hear that. 

I could be wrong - slopes tend to fool you. 



Tape 68/20 
Page 470 



Oh 


08 


17 






■LM 


It looked good going North Ray s too. There 














were some big blocks on the rirr: but not - the 














tracks just looked good. 


ok 




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LMP- 


•LM 


Tf 1 nnkpn ^\ood hiin^ 


nh 


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08 




24 


ODR- 


■LM 


« . - r&y « Turn on the water for £l second , Char. Lie. 


(,u 


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LMP- 


LM 




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08 


38 


50 


LMP- 


■LM 


That shadow is not as long as I thought it was 














going to be. It looks like we're right on top 














of the ground. 


04 


08 


39 


00 


CDR- 


■LM 


Yeah, we didn't - we - it's not very far. 


04 


08 


39 


15 


CBR- 


■LM 


Man , we got a lot of rocks , that ' s for sure . 


04 


08 


39 


22 


LMP- 


■LM 


How's it looking, Jim? 


04 


08 


39 


24 


CC 




It's still looking good. We're just standing 


















DP, 










T iji cih T onul d +^11 vm 1 vh at kind 0^ " v, nr*'k — T vi si 














I could tell you what kind of rocks those are, 














Houston. But some of them are very white - and 














doggone , if I could see; I'm not close enough to 














them, but - and I see one white one with some 














black; can't tell whether that's dirt or not on i' 














But it could be a white breccia, ... such a thing 


04 


08 


39 


51 


cc 




We copy. 


04 


08 


39 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


Every one of them are angular, too, John. 


04 


08 


39 


54 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, they're all angular. They're out of South 














Ray, I believe. 


04 


08 


39 


53 


LMP- 


■LM 


There's a pretty one over there, without any dust 














on it at all. Out about 50 meters, by those thre 














little craters . 


Oh 


08 


40 


16 


CDR- 


-LM 


In fact, Houston, when I told you that I thought 



this terrain might be very spectacular, bey, I 
was just kidding. It really is something looking 
at that mountain. That is a big rio'jintair., Charlie- 



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icttiij we re wix-nin d. minuses , jonn. iiGX s — i 
agree with you. It is really - ... 


Ok 08 


111 


03 


CC 




Orion, you're stay for T-2. 


nli nR 

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Roger . 


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Ok OR 


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Ok 08 


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LMP- 


-IiM 


Stay for T-2. Let's go to POO, and then ICS FTT. 


Ok 08 


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uis.a.j' , v> llti.1 _L J. tr , wilcll jrUU. gcLi LIlc olu lauc OIicCiU_J.SXi 

I have some changes that we want to take care of. 


Ok 08 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Stand by. 


U4 uo 


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41 


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L.JJn- 


-LM 


There probably are a few, aren't there? 


nli nfl 

U4 UO 


lil 
41 


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Yeah, there are a few and we'll have a few more 
in order to conserve power to give you maximum 
s uay x> ime . 


Ok 08 


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P'HP 


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Oh 08 


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-T.M 


xiidL one— biAirii g ib a lOL nicer wnen you T^aK6 une 
restraint harness off. 


04 08 


k2 


kk 


LMP- 


-LM 


Houston, are we GO for DPS vent? 


0^ 08 


k2 


49 


CC 




That's affirmative. Go ahead. 




ll-3 

43 


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14 


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-IlM 


ujtay , Houston 3 MAbiJun AnM s UJM , two lights. 


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Roger . 


0k 08 


43 


20 


CDR- 


-LM 


DESCENT VENT's ... DESCENT VENT, FIRE. 


0k 08 


43 


23 


CC 




Roger . 


0k 08 


43 


30 


CC 




Our first change to the Surface Checklist - 
occurs on 1-2, and copied MASTER ARM, OFF. 


0k 08 


43 


41 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay , go ahead . 


ok 08 


43 


45 


CC 




CLOSE DESCENT REG 1. 



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Oh 08 U3 53 CDR-LM DESCENT RE 3 1, CLOSED . 

Ok 08 h3 57 CC Charlie, did you say you were ready to cc-t; una 

changes? 

Ok 08 1*1* 03 LMP-LM Yes, sir; go ahead. 

Oh 08 hk 05 CC Okay, on 1-2 - in the right column there, about 

halfway down - the S-band pitch and yaw set, you 
can scratch that and the business about peak. In 
other words, we're going to stay with the omni . 
Over . 

Ok 08 kk 23 LMP-LM Okay, I copy. 

Ok 08 kk 2? CC Okay, the next change is on 1-3, down at the - the 

bottom of the page on the battery reconfiguration. 
Instead of "BATTERY 2, OFF," we want "BATTERY 3, 
OFF /RESET . " Next line down, "BATTERY L" should be 
"CDR" instead of "IMP" and then, of course, the 
talkback should be "CDR" after that. Next line 
down should be "BATTERY 1* , OFF /RESET." Over. 

0k 08 1*5 00 LMP-LM Okay, we copy all that. BAT 3, OFF /RESET; BAT 

LUNY to commander; talkback commander; BAT k, OFF/ 
RESET . Over . 

0k 08 1*5 11 CC Okay, then the next page is on circuit breakers, 

1-1*. The first change is on the first row there, 
on panel 11, S-BAND ANTENNA. The third one down 
there from the left should be open. And then, on 
the second row, when - MISSION TIMER on the second 
row should be open. And then drop down to the 
fourth row - LGC DSKY should be open. 

0U 08 1+5 50 LMP-LM Okay, copy. S-BAND ANTENNA open, first row. 

Second row, MISSION TIMER open. Third row - 
fourth nothing. Fourth row, LGC DSKY open. 

0k 08 1+6 00 CC That's correct. Okay. Next page, 1 

0k 08 U6 08 LMP-LM Is that everything? 

Qk 08 U6 10 CC 5- No, I've got one - a couple mere, probably 

Okay, on 1-5, on the fourth row, panel l6 , 
INVERTER 2 open. Over. 



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Page 1+73 

Ok 08 1+6 26 LMP-LM Okay. INVERTER 2 open. We got INVERTER 2 powering 

the AC right now. 

Ok 08 k6 32 CC Okay. Well, part of our power-saving program is to 

- not have the AC powered up, on the surface. 

OU 08 1+6 k2 LMP-LM Okay. That's fine. 

Ok 08 k6 1+5 CC And the next change - - 

Ok 08 k6 H6 CDR-LM Somebody's got ... 

OU 08 1+6 1+8 CC And the last change is on page 1-7, on the right 

column there, about four lines down. We want 
"INVERTER" - instead of "INVERTER, 2," we want 
"INVERTER, OFF." Over. 

0l 08 1+7 05 LMP-LM Okay. We copy "INVERTER, OFF." 

0k 08 1+7 10 CC And then - last change is on 1-8, the left column. 

We want "TRACK MODE, OFF," and "S-BAND" should be 
to "Best omni," which I believe is the one you have 
selected right now. 

0k 08 1+7 31 LMP-LM Okay, we get "TRACK MODE, OFF," " S-BAND to best 

omni . " 

0l+ 08 1+7 3l+ CC And that's the end of the changes up to that point. 

0k 08 1+7 1+0 LMP-LM Okay, Jim, are we going to press on with the first 

rev checklist? 

0U 08 1+7 1+5 CC Yes, go ahead. And be advised that your stars 

should be good as published. 

0k 08 1+7 55 LMP-LM That sounds pretty good. 

0k 08 50 15 CC Okay, Orion. I have some more changes to that 

Surface Checklist whenever it's convenient for - 
for someone to copy. 

0k 08 51 26 CC Orion, how do you read? Houston. 

0k 08 51 30 LMP-LM Loud and clear. 



Tape 68/2^ 
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r 



SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COfMJHICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AKD CM 



Oh 07 52 13 CC Casper, Houston. 

Ok 07 52 20 CM? Hello, Houston. Casper did it this time. 

07 52 23 CC Hey, good show, you want to give us a report? 

Oh 07 52 35 CMP Okay. Okay, the burn was on time and for the 

right duration. And the residuals were plus 0.2, 
plus 0.2, and 0. That was after a trim, and the 
attitude for those residuals was l6l.38, 132.96, 
and 0.12. DELTA-V^ was minus 8.5; the oxidizer 

is 32; the fuel is 3k; and the decrease-increase 
is pegged at decrease, probably "because of the 
short duration. The burn required a trim. The 
original residuals were plus 1 and plus 0.6 and 
plus 0.7. So I had to roll in order to take cut 
the Z components. 

0k 07 53 ho CC Roger; and would you give us the trim attitude 

again, please. 

0k 07 53 59 CMP Okay, I'll give you again the trim attitude, and 

this is for these 210 residuals. That's after 
trimming, that was 161.38, 132. 96, and 0.12. 

Oh 07 5h lh CC Roger; copy. 

Oh 07 5*+ 33 CMP And, Hank, I did complete the fuel cell purge. 

Oh 07 5'+ 38 CC Roger; copy. You completed fuel cell purge. And 

I would like to get up a F2h pad to you. 

\Qk 07 5i+ 1+7 CMP Standing by. 

Ok 07 5k 51 CC Roger. It's l6-3- T, is 104:19:11; 101:21:01; 

10l+: 25:1+1; 104:26:29; north 3 nautical miles. 

01+ 07 55 22 CMP Okay. That's 104:19:11; 24:01; 25:4l; and 26:29; 

north 3 miles . 

Oh 07 55 31 CC Good readback, Ken. And I'd like to get a Flight 

Plan change to you there at 98:45 in your Flight 
Plan. 



Tape 68/25 
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Oh 07 55 53 CMP Go ahead. 

Oh 07 55 5*1 CC Okay. At this point, ve want to delete the VERB 1+9 

to the 52 - the P52 attitude. We're deleting the 
P52; it's not required. At this time, we would 
like you to go to P20, option 5, plus-X SIM bay. 

Oh 07 56 18 CMP Okay. Following the completion of the tracking, 

we'll go to P20 option 5 and plus-X. I presently 
have EMP 509 running, and I will terminate it 
following the P2l+. 

Oh 07 56 33 CC That's affirmative. And also, I have the abort 

pads for you that I didn't get up before. 

Oh 07 56 h2 CMP Okay, go ahead. 

0l+ 07 56 U1+ CC Roger. Echo, 10l+:30 all zips; Foxtrot, plus 0102.3, 

all zips, minus 0050.0; Golf, 105:18:00.00; 
Hotel, 107:05:1+5-00; India, 10U:17 :23-29; Juliet, 
107:05:1+5.00; Kilo, 109:OU:30.00; Lima, 10U:U2:l6.6U; 
Mike, 111:03:30.00; November 106: 25:11.81. 

0l+ 07 58 22 CMP Okay, Hank. Starting with Echo, 10U:30 all zips; 

Foxtrot, plus 0102.3, all zips; minus 0050. 0; 
Golf, 105:18:00.00; Hotel, 107 : 05: 1+5 .00; India, 
10l+:17:23.29; Juliet, 107:05:1+5.00; Kilo, 
109:0l+:30.00; Lima, 10U:U2:l6.61+; Mike, 
111:03:30.00; November, 106:25 :11.8l. Over. 

0l+ 07 59 10 CC That was a good readback, Ken. And Stu would like 

to give you some words on the rendezvous . 

0l+ 07 59 16 CC Okay, Ken. I got a couple of comments about - 

in the event of a PDI abort as far as the rendezvous 
scheme. And you might want a sheet of paper there 
to Jot down a couple of things. 

0U 07 59 30 CMP Okay; I got a little corner here. 

OU 07 59 31 CC Okay, we're going to do the navigation in SCS. In 

other words, the marking routine; and we'll use 
the CMC to maneuver us into the burn attitude and 
set us up for the tracking. We'll burn in SCS, 
and there are three places through here that you 
can activate that relay, if you're using the normal 
procedures. Now we've got some detailed procedures 
we won't read to you now. If we get in that 



Tape 68/26 
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situation, we'll talk to you a bit . But the three 
times that you want to watch cut fcr are: Don't 
place the SPACECRAFT CONTROL in CMC wi^h u'r.a 
OPTICS MODI in MANUAL. I think you're pro'cabiy 
pretty familiar with that one. Don't respond zc 
the 204 display with SPACECRAFT CCKTROL in CMC . 
And if you make a burn, you'll probably be trimming 
it with G&I'l. And wait until you've got your 
VERB 16, your NOUN 85 display up before going back 
to CMC. And we can talk about it in detail, like 
I say, later if we need it. We've run a couple of 
these and they go pretty smooth . 

04 08 00 53 CMP Okay, Stu. The way I understand the scheme is that 

for attitude holding, while we're doing navigation, 
we'll do it in SCS; and when we're ready to go to 
work, why, we'll do CMC maneuver to the burn atti- 
tude, and we'll make the burn in SCS to avoid this 
relay again. Then, we don't ever want to go to 
CMC control with the OPTICS in MANUAL, and we don't 
want to respond to 204 with the CMC command. And 
the third one, I didn't copy. 

04 08 01 32 CC Okay. If you do a burn in your SCS, you - depending 

on what you've done there, Ken, you'd probably end 
up with your flashing 99 display. And we want to 
make sure that you go on to your NOUS 85 display, 
before you go to CMC . Then go ahead and trim the 
G&N residuals. 

04 08 01 57 CMP Okay, Houston. Roger, I understand. We don't want 

to go through that transient at the end of the P4Q, 
certainly . 

04 08 02 06 CC Righto. And that one thing, too - - 

04 08 02 08 CMP If they do not respond to 204, Stu - if they don't 

respond to that , do you mean don 't even ESTER on 
it? Go by past it? 

04 08 02 16 CC That's exactly what I mean. Don't ESTER on it. 

Of course, you'll be doing the SCS burn, but don't 
ENTER on that, or you will activate that relay - 
until you put the spacecraft to SCS control. 

04 08 02 32 CMP Okay; as long as it's in SCS control, though, I 

can by pass the 204 with no problem. 



Tape 68/27 
Page 1+77 



Ok 08 02 37 CC That's affirmative, Ken. If you're in SCS control, 

that relay - the power is interrupted, that - the 
power to that relay goes through the SPACECRAFT 
CONTROL switch, and it's got to be in CMC. 

Ok 08 02 51 CMP Okay. 

01+ 08 02 52 CC And one other point now I'd like to clarify, Ken, 

is that for your tracking - see after you go to 
your track attitude, CMC will start you off on a 
rate drive , and then go to SCS CONTROL and go to 
MINIMUM IMPULSE and PITCH, and just every now and 
then, you might have to flip it - like between 
PPI [?] and raidcourse 1, it just took one MINIMUM 
IMPULSE time and kept me right up around the 
22 degrees trunnion. 

0k 08 03 2k CMP Roger. Sounds like you've been working, too. 

0k 08 03 28 CC No, you've been doing all the good work there, Ken. 

0k 08 03 38 CMP Doesn't sound like you guys have gotten any sleep, 

if you've checked out all these things, plus today's 
problem. Whoever put that story together today 
deserves a life supply of whatever he wants. 

0k 08 03 50 CC Watch what you say, Ken._ You don't want to over- 

load your pocketbook there. And, hey, I'll give 
you back to Hank. 

0k 08 0k 01 CMP Okay; thank you, Stu. 

04 08 0l+ 03 CC Roger. 

0k 08 0k 23 CC Casper, Houston. I'd like to remind you to get 

your RHC DIRECT POWER OFF. 

0k 08 0k 32 CMP Thank you, sir. 

0k 08 06 02 CMP Hank, seems to me I still have my LOGIC POWER OFF 

from early this morning. Maybe I missed where it 
comes back on. This is the panel l8l LOGIC. You 
got any words on where you think that ought to be? 

0k 08 06 21 CC Okay; Ken. You can leave it OFF for now. And 

after we get into SIM bay attitude , after landmark 
tracking, we're gonna bring up some of the SIM bay. 



'I'ape 68/28 
Page U78 



Oil 


08 


06 


30 


CMP 


All righty. 


04 


03 


07 


15 


OC 


Caster, Houston. We're GO for PBI en the 03.- side . 


ok 


06 


07 


23 


CMP 


Okay. 


ok 


08 


11 


24 


CC 


Casper, I have a mapping camera and pan camera 
photo pad for you, if you can squeeze it in now - 
between now and T„ . 


ok 


08 


11 


40 


CMP 


What do yon show for T ? Maybe I'm out cf whack. 




Oc 




43 


CC 


Roger. I've got about 7-1/2 minutes to go. 


Ok 


08 


11 


51 


CM? 


Okay, looks like this attitude is gonna be just 
about the one for then , eh? 


ok 


08 


11 


59 


CC 


Roger. 


ok 


08 


12 


05 


CMP 


Let me hold off until I get this thing loaded, then 


ok 


08 


13 


19 


CC 


Casper, Houston. We're showing a difference here 
between your actual CDUs and your final CDUs. 


Qk 


08 


13 


42 


CC 


You're looking good now, Casper. 


Ok 


08 


14 


23 


CMP 


Okay, Hank. Tell me again what yon just said 
about the CDUs . 


ok 


08 


Ik 


3k 


CC 


Okay, we're getting some bad data down here, so 
really we can't be sure. It looks like you ought 
to be about 28550. Is that right? 


ok 


08 


Ik 


46 


CMP 


Correct . 


ok 


08 


lk 


47 


CC 


It looks good from here now, Ken. 


ok 


08 


14 


54 


CMP 


Okay. 


ok 


08 


15 


22 


CMP 


And, Hank, I'm gonna turn my VHP transmission on. 
I'll be listening to you, but I won't be answering 
until after they land. 


Ok 


08 


15 


32 


CC 


Roger. Copy. 



Tape 68/29 
Page UT9 



Ok 08 18 59 CC Casper, coming up on 10 seconds to T^. 

0U 08 22 53 CC Casper, coming up on time for DAC ON. 

Ok 08 23 58 CC About T , Casper. 

Ok 08 33 00 CMP Henry, I'm standing by to copy. Do you want me to 

take DEAD BAWD . . . this option 5 , or a WIDE? 

0k 08 33 09 CC Stand "by, Ken. I'll get an answer for you, and 

we're working on whether we got a stay or not 
on T-l. 

0k 08 33 18 CMP Okay; sounds like you did pretty good. 

0k 08 33 21 CC They did a beautiful job. 

0k 08 33 kO CC Ken, we'll want NARROW dead band on that. We got 

a camera pass coming. 

0l+ 08 3 1 * 19 CC Casper, Houston. Orion is stay for T-l. 

0k 08 3k 27 CMP Okay. Thank you. 

0k 08 3k 1+3 CC And, Ken, while you're maneuvering with this P20 

attitude, I'd like to tell you about the Flight 
Plan. We want you to go - to do everything that's 
in the Flight Plan through doffing your PGA up to 
what's in your Flight Plan at 99:20. And then, 
we're in the process of getting you a whole new 
thing to operate from. And I have you a mapping 
camera and pan camera photo pad. 

OU 08 35 13 CMP Okay. Yeah, I don't mind t,akir.g the suit, off. 

And, okay; want to give me those pads now? 

0k 08 35 22 CC Okay. Mapping camera: T-start 105:29:27; 

T-stop 108:2 - - 

0l+ 08 35 36 CMP Wait a minute, now. Wait a minute. Hank, I don't 

have any place to write these things, I don't 
think. I've got to go look for them. Thank you. 

0k 08 35 kk CC Okay. 



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Page 1+80 

C k 08 35 L8 CMP 



0U 08 35 55 CC 



Ok 08 3d 22 CMP 

OU 08 36 37 CC 

Ok 08 36 43 CMP 

"ok 08 36 56 CC 

Oh 08 37 50 CMP 

Oh 08 37 52 CC 

Ok 08 38 01 CM? 

Ok 08 40 16 CC 

Ok 08 1+2 50 CC 

Ok 08 U2 57 CMP 

01+ 08 1+3 00 CC 



What's the best place to work from? The basic 
time line with the real GETs? 

I'll tell you what our overall plan is, Ken, v/e 
want to get in a - the camera passes tonight. 
They're terminator passes - the - he fore we lose 
the opportunity , because the terminator's moving. 
And then we're gonna do a clock sync somewhere 
during the night, and scrub and get "back on the 
Flight Plan. We're gonna scrub out, about 6 hours 
of stuff. 

Okay. Tell you what, I got a page here that I 
can work on. Why don't you give me a summary of 
the next couple hours, here? And I'll just write 
something in the Flight Plan here. 

Okay. Stand by. I'll see if I can get something 
worked out for you. 

Go ahead with the camera pads. Yes, I ought to 
have those, they'll come up on the next rev. 
Yes ... 

Casper, Houston. You're almost unreadable. I'll 
have to wait until we get a little better comm. 

Is that better comm now? 

Hey, that sounds much better. We're putting to- 
gether a little summary here for you. 

Okay. 

Casper, Houston. Could you bring up the HIGH 
GAIN? PITCH, plus 1+1; YAW, 228. 

Casper, Houston. I have your little rundown for 
the next rev, if you're ready to copy. 

Okay; all set. 

At 105:20, MC/LA cover, open; 105:23 MC , EXTEND: 
105:28 LA, ON; 105:29 PC, STAND 3Y; STEREO , POWER 
OPERATE; T-start ; MC, M is MOTION; Increase, 
barber pole/ON; MC , OK; T-start; 105:50 AOS : 
105:50, same time, SIM bay activation, NS , deploy 
to 8.1+ feet at-cl seconds: GR, deploy to '"'.5 z'cat 



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Page U8l 

53 seconds; that's 53 seconds. Then MS , EXPERI- 
MENT, ON; Ion source, STANDBY; AP - should be 
ALPHA P/XR, COVER OPEN; XR ON; 105:59, TC MODE 
STANDBY (P-stop), POWER OFF (MSFN-Q). 

Ok 08 k6 kl CMP Okay. You ready for a readback on that, or have 

you got some more to fill in? 

q1+ 08 1+6 1+5 CC Go ahead and read that "back, and then I'll give 

you your pad. 



Ok 08 1+6 51 CMP Okay - - 

Ok 08 1+6 52 CC Stand by there, Ken. 

Oh 08 1+6 5l+ CMP if it will help you any, I'll be glad 

01+ 08 1+6 56 CC Would you give us POO and ACCEPT? We'll up-link 

your state vector while you're doing that. 

0l+ 08 1+7 05 CMP How about if I just give you ACCEPT? 

Ok 08 1+7 07 CC That'll do fine. 

0l+ 08 1+7 ll+ CMP What I was gonna suggest, if it'll help you - do 

whatever 's easiest - I'll be glad if you want to 
give me the code and tell me to have it - have 
the SIM bay In a particular code by a given time. 



Oh 08 1+7 28 CC Okay. That's a good idea. 

0l+ 08 1+7 29 CMP Then, when we get on the front side, I'll just sort 

of hustle around and do whatever you suggest until 
we get back to a written Flight Plan. I do need 
about 20 minutes here somewhere to get my suit 
off and get the cockpit stowed. It looks like a 
disaster area. 

0l+ 08 1+7 51 CC Okay. I concur in that. I'd like to give you 

the pads now if you're ready. 

0k 08 1+8 00 CMP All set. 

0l+ 08 1+8 02 CC Okay; mapping camera pad is T-start, 105:29:27; 

T-stop is 108:28:13. Pan camera, T-start, 
105:29:27; T-stop, 105:59=27. And they just 
pointed out they made an error here at 105:29 in 
your Flight Plan. The IMAGE MOTION should come 



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ON after T- start with the mapping camera. That 
was a procedural error. 

04 08 48 59 CMP Roger. I understand that; no sweat, 

04 08 49 07 CMP Okay, let read back what I have. 105:20, you 

want the mapper door open; at 23, you want to 
extend it. At 28, the LASER ALTIMETER comes ON; 
29 we get PAN CAMERA to STANDBY, STEREO, and 
POWER; to OPERATE at P-start, which is 05:29:27. 
The MAPPINCi CAMERA corp.es ON at 105:29:27. The 
IMC comes ON, and we put It to "barber pole, on the 
IMAGE MOTION. At 50, we'll get AOS , and we'd like 
to have SIM bay activation. It's my understanding 
you'd like for me to hold SIM bay activation 
until we're within AOS. 

04 08 49 51 CO That's affirmative. 

04 08 49 52 CMP MASS SPEC BOOM deployed to 8 feet, which is 

1 plus 01. I got your answer, thank you. GAMMA 
RAY deployed to 7 and a half feet. That's 
53 seconds. The MASS SPEC EXPERIMENT ON, and the 
ION SOURCE is STANDBY . The ALPHA X-RAY door 
comes open; the X-RAY goes ON. At 59:27, the PAN 
CAMERA MODE goes to STANDBY, and the POWER comes 
OFF when you give me a call. 

04 08 50 16 CC That's a good readback, Ken. 

04 08 50 21 CMP Okay. I think we've got it made. We may get 

caught up yet. 

04 08 50 34 CC Okay. And I guess when we start bringing that 

on, Ken - - 

04 08 50 36 CMP 

04 08 50 37 CC and we ought to bring the S-3AND AUX TV to 5, 

so we can get the data. 

04 08 50 45 CMP Okay. Any harm in my doing that now so we don't 

forget it? 

04 08 50 49 CC Go right ahead. 



Tape 68/33 
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Oh 08 50 53 CMP Okay. You've got it. And when we get AOS next 

time, I'm content to - while we're reading things 
up, I'll be prepared to copy some things. And 
I'll be prepared to hop around and reconfigure 
whatever you need in real time. 

Ok 08 51 11 CC Okay. That's real good, Ken. Go ahead and get 

your suit off and get comfortable. 

Ok 08 51 16 CMP Okay. I'll - I'm just about to the point where 

I'll take my com carrier off so I'll be off comm 
here for about 10 minutes. What's LOS time? 

0k 08 51 30 CC Casper, we have LOS in about 12 minutes, somewhere 

around 03. 



TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 69/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Oh- 08 51 40 CC 

04 08 51 hi LMP-LM 

04 08 51 h3 CC 



04 08 52 02 LMP-LM 

04 08 52 04 CDR-LM 

04 08 52 05 CC 

04 08 52 08 CDR-LM 

04 08 52 10 CC 

04 08 52 39 LMP-LM 

04 08 52 48 CC 

04 08 52 58 CDR-LM 

04 08 53 48 LMP-LM 

04 08 54 00 CC 

04 08 54 05 LMP-LM 

04 08 54 10 CC 

04 08 54 29 CC 

04 08 54 37 LMP-LM 

04 08 54 42 CC 



Okay 

- - we're starting on page 1-2, Jim. 

Okay. We want you to power down, of course, and 
do as much as you can, you know, as fast as you 
can, and if it's convenient for someone to copy 
the - the rest of the changes in the Surface Check- 
list. You probably gathered that we want y'all 
to sleep first. 

That suits us. 

You probably gathered we ' d like to . 
So would we . 

Yeah. It's been a hard day's night for you, too. 
You deserve a good sleep. 

Jim, I feel exactly like I thought I was. I really 
want to get out, but I think that discretion is the 
better part of the valor here. 

Good. Glad you - glad you think that. 

Man, it's really tempting though. It really looks 
nice out there. 

Okay, Jim. If you didn't get them, my 04? on the 
AGS was plus 37566; 053 with minus 7366?. 

Give me those values again, Charlie. I didn't 
copy them. 

Plus 37566; minus 73667. 
Roger. I copied. 

Okay, Orion. We're ready to terminate the vent on 
the oxide. 

Okay. It's going closed. OX VENT's barber pole. 
Roger . 



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Oh 08 55 27 LMP-LM 



Oh 08 55 38 CC 

Oh 08 55 57 CDR-LM 

0l+ 08 56 12 LMP-LM 

OU 08 56 lU CC 

OU 08 56 26 LMP-LM 

OU 08 58 02 LMP-LM 



0^ 08 58 18 CC 

0l+ 08 58 2h LMP-LM 

Oh 08 58 35 CC 

Oh 08 58 1+1 LMP-LM 

Oh 08 58 1+3 CC 

0l+ 08 59 01+ CC 

01+ 08 59 lh LMP-LM 

Oh 08 59 20 CC 



Jim, would you like to - guys like to take 1 amp 
with the power and let me see if I can get this 
steerable going. That landing might have knocked 
something loose. 

Stand "by. 

Cracked Charlie's fillings; we know that. 

After you fly with Navy pilots for 3 years , you 
know - you know what the feeling is . 

Yeah, I know it exactly. I think we'd like for 
you to try to get the - the steerable up, if you 
can. 

All right; we'll do that. 

Okay, Jim. It didn't work. I was looking at the 
shadow, and the pitch goes around nicely. You can 
watch it move. It oscillates quite a bit before 
it damps, but the yaw I can't get to move at all, 
so I guess it's belly up. 

Okay. And we assume you got all the necessary 
circuit breakers in, AC and DC? 

Roger. I put the S - AC BUS S-BAHD in, and I put 
the S-BAND C0MM in, and the pitch moves fine, but 
the yaw does not move. 

Okay. We copy. 

I'm going to power it back down. 
Okay. 

Okay. And, Charlie, when you get a chance, if 
you're free, we can - I can give you the - the 
rest of the changes coming up here in the next 
few hours . 

Okay. John is marking on out there, and go ahead. 
I'll copy. 

Okay. I don't want you to, you know, introduce 
any light there that might hurt John , but the first 
change - and we're recommending perhaps you want 



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to tear out a blank sheet of paper there so you can 
write down the sequences and the page number of 
these things, so you won't he confused. 

Oh 08 59 1+8 LMP-LM It Just so happens that the back of the Data Card 

Book is blank. Go ahead. 

Oh 08 59 52 CC Okay. Sequence number 1 is on page 1-9, and that's 

"Configure cabin for stay," and that should occur 
about 105:10. And if you'll look at page 1-9, if 
you have it handy. Over. 

Ok 09 00 IT LMP-LM Stand by. Okay. I got it. 

Oh 09 00 2h CC Okay. You're aware that you won't have your mission 

timer, so we're going to have to keep you on time 
here. At - at - you see the "Eat period" there in 
the right column? We want to skip that until y'all 
get your suits off. And we - the next sequence is 
number 2, of course, and that's on page 2-1, and 
you can turn to that page, and that should occur 
at about 105:38. And we'll keep you on time. And 
at the - that's "Cabin prep for EVA," just to get 
things stowed properly, and then at the bottom of 
2-1, go to page 3-*+ . Over. 

Oh 09 01 11 LMP-LM Okay. Copy 2-1. Then finish that page and go to 

the - to 3-h. 

Oh 09 01 18 CC That's right. And then, of course, sequence 3 is 

on page 3-h, and that's "Doff suits." And that 
"Doff suit" should occur at about 105:58, and, at 
that point, y'all be in a position in there where 
you can eat, and we can brief you on - on the rest 
of the surface plan. Over. 

Oh 09 01 1+6 LMP-LM Roger. That sounds super, Jim. We'll press on with 

that - those changes, and in this briefing, we'd 
like a word about what our lunar stay looks like 
and et cetera. 

0l+ 09 01 59 CC Okay; we understand. 

Oh 09 02 00 LMP-LM Sure y'all can get all that. 

Oh 09 02 0l+ CDR-LM For some reason, it's remarkable, but once you sit 

down up there, the comm just clears up beautifully. 



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09 


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ok 


09 


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CC 




Roger . 




ok 


09 


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CDR- 


■LM 


Okay, Houston. You want to torque 


it? 


ok 


09 


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51 


cc 




Stand "by. 




ok 


09 


03 


02 


cc 




Roger. Go ahead and torque, Orion, 


They look 



very good - - 

Ok 09 03 Ok CDR-LM My angle ... Okay. Boy, these are really neat 

optics. The - the Earth is in the window, and I'm 
looking right at the star. That's really good. 



04 


09 


03 


30 


CC 




Orion, this is Houston. I have some torquing 














angles for you for the IMU. 


nl. 

04 


09 


03 


38 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. Go. 


04 


09 


03 


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CC 




Okay. X is 286.25, Y is all zeros, Z is 087-57. 














Over . 


ok 


09 


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LMP- 


-LM 


286.25, all balls, 087.57. 


04 


09 


04 


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CC 




That's good readback. 


04 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, Jim. My 544 is 5 - through 546. 5^4 changed 














quite a bit. It's minus now 0.1l6. 5^5 is 














plus 052. 546 is minus 0.068. That was after the 














cal. Before the cal , they were plus 006 , and 














plus 045, minus 088. Over. 


04 


09 


04 


30 


CC 




Roger, I have them, Charlie. 


ok 


09 


04 


37 


LMP- 


-LM 


And I guess we're ready for the E-memory dump. 


ok 


09 


04 


41 


CC 




Stand by. 


ok 


09 


04 


k3 


CDR- 


-LM 


Say when, Houston. 


ok 


09 


04 


54 


CC 




Okay. We're ready for the E-memory dump. 


ok 


09 


05 


00 


LMP- 


-LM 


It's on its way. 


ok 


09 


05 


02 


CC 




Roger . 



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OU 09 05 06 LMP-LM And, Jim, that AGS lunar align for a couple of 

minutes there put me within about - less than a 
1/2 a degree from the PGNS. 

Oh 09 05 15 CC Roger. We copy. 

Ok 09 05 33 CC Orion, you're stay for T-3. 

Ok 09 05 38 CDR-LM Roger. Stay for T-3. 

0^ 09 06 16 LMP-LM Okay, Jim. The AGS is powered down. 

Ok 09 06 18 CC Okay. I copy. 

Ok 09 08 26 CDR-LM You really want to do this, don't you, Houston? 

Ok 09 08 3^ CC Go ahead, Orion. 

0U 09 08 k3 CC Orion, this is Houston. Say again - - 

0U 09 08 1+7 CDR-LM It worked. It worked. 

Ok 09 08 52 CC What was that , John? What worked? 

0l+ 09 08 55 CDR-LM Goes right into GIMBAL LOCK. 

Ok 09 08 58 CC Okay. Good - good show. 

0U 09 09 03 CDR-LM Yeah, I thought you'd like that. 

Ok 09 09 09 LMP-LM That's a sad feeling, just to watch that thing 

go over . 

0*+ 09 09 51 LMP-LM And, Jim, the old ED BATS are hanging in there at 

37 each. 

0k 09 09 58 CC Okay. We copy, and I have a T-1T through T-21 

when you're ready to copy. 

Ok 09 10 06 LMP-LM Go ahead. 

01+ 09 10 07 CC Okay. T-17 : 106:25:05-65. T-l8 : 108:23:36.87- 

T-19: HO plus 22 plus 08.13- T-20 : 112 plus 20 
plus 39-01+. T-21: Ilk plus 19 plus 10.65. Over. 

0k 09 10 53 CDR-LM Okay. T-17: 106:25 plus 05. 65. Then l8 is 

108:23:36.87. 19 is 110:22:08.13. 20 is 
112:20:39.01+. 21 is 11*+ hours 19 minutes and 
IO.65 seconds. 



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Oh 09 11 25 CC Good readback. 

0l+ 09 11 29 LMP-LM Jim, I got a question for you. I'm on page 1-5, ny 

circuit breaker powerdown. Row 3, it has us push- 
ing in the - leaving the PRIMARY S-BAND and the 
COMM, POWER AMP, and TRANSMITTER /RECEIVER closed. 
We have them open right now. What would you 
prefer? 

Oh 09 11 51 CC Stand by. 

Oh 09 12 07 CC Okay. Charlie, leave those open. 

Oh 09 12 19 LMP-LM Roger. And also the S-BAND ANTENNA is open, and 

I'll leave that open. How about the CABIN FAN 
CONTROL? Do you guys want that one closed? 

Oh 09 12 29 CC Stand by. 

Oh 09 12 53 CC Orion, go ahead and open that CABIN FAN CONTROL. 

Oh 09 13 01 LMP-LM Roger. It's open. 

Oh 09 lh 57 LMP-LM Jim, in my 2 o'clock position about - right on the 

rim of that little ridge we described earlier, 
there's a - a fresh little crater that is about 
10 meters across, and it - it's just loaded with 
little 30, ho centimeter blocks around it. Over. 

01+ 09 15 2k CC Okay, we copy. 

Oh 09 15 3^ LMP-LM Looks like you can see these blocks in the walls of 

that little crater. Looks like the thing is gonna 
be pretty blocky in the regolith. 

0J4 09 15 !+5 CC Roger. We copy. 

Oh 09 16 10 LMP-LM Houston, it really is bright outside. The - the 

surface looks almost white to me. 

Oh 09 16 38 LMP-LM Okay, Jim. We're about to power down the AC. 

Oh 09 16 1+1 CC Roger. 

Ok 09 18 05 CDR-LM You want these MESA HEATERS on HI, Houston? 

01+ 09 18 10 CC Stand by. 



OU 09 18 33 CC 

oh 09 19 10 cc 

Oh 09 19 20 CDR-LM 

Oh 09 22 29 LMP-LM 

09 22 39 CC 

OU 09 22 U5 LMP-LM 

Oh 09 22 5T CDR-LM 

Oh 09 23 03 CC 

Oh 09 23 26 LMP-LM 

Oh 09 23 28 CC 

Oh 09 23 32 LMP-LM 

Oh 09 23 CC 

Oli 09 2h Oh CC 

Oh 09 27 1+2 LMP-LM 

Oil 09 27 1+6 CC 

Oli 09 27 hi LMP-LM 

Oh 09 27 50 CC 

Oh 09 27 51 LMP-LM 

Oil 09 28 06 CC 



Tape 69/7 
Page I491 

Stand "by. We're thinking about it. 

Roger, Orion. Keep the MESA HEATERS on HI. 

MESA HEATERS on HI. 

Houston, the checklist says put FUNCTION from 
RANGE to RANGE . It's in all three steps. How do 
you want it? 

I'm not reading you very well. Something you just 
did has caused a lot of noise down here. 

We turned the POWER AMP OFF. 

. . . configure . . . 

Okay, Orion, you better turn the POWER AMP back 
ON, so we can hear you a little better. 

How do you read now, Jim? 

Loud and clear, Charlie. 

Oka.y. We'll leave the POWER AMP on - or in SEC- 
ONDARY. Do you want the FUNCTION switch to RANGE, 
just as checklist calls? It's in OFF /RESET now. 

Stand by. 

Okay, Orion. You can go to RANGE on that. 

Jim, Houston. Over. 

Go ahead, Charlie - - 

Correction. Jim, Orion (laughter). 

Go ahead, Charlie. 

It was a long day here . Could - yeah , could we 
doff the suits before we do the cabin configuration 
and all? 

Okay. That's fine with us - with us, Charlie. Go 
ahead. 



OU 09 28 11 LMP-LM 



Oh, hello there, Tony. 



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Ok 


09 


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CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, that, . , . 


Ok 


09 


28 


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CC 




Yeah, good evening fellows. Outstanding job. 


ok 


09 


28 


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-LM 


Thank ycu. 


ok 


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I've been listening to you. It sounds great. 


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Oh 


09 


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CDR- 


-LM 


It's going to be enough to make geophysicists sit 
up and crow. 


Oh 


09 


28 


33 


CC 




(Laughter) Y'ou've already done that. 


oh 


09 


28 


35 


LMP- 


-LM 


You've never seen so many rocks - you never - you 
never seen so many rocks, Tony. Some biggies, 
too . 


oh 


09 


28 


1+2 


CC 




Really sounds fine. I'm getting green again. I 
tell you I wasn't green about 3 hours ago. I'd 
say y'all earned your pay today. 


Oh 


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Ok 




-T M 


tt-L-L unubc guys m T>ne uiencnes, T.naT. ngureo out 
all that, earned their pay today, I'll tell you 
that. 


Oh 


09 


30 


07 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, Tony. Tell John Covington that this xhing 
is a piece of cake compared to his lightweight 
training unit. 


Oh 


09 


30 


15 


CC 




(Laughter) Okay. I'll sure do that. He's run- 
ning around here somewhere. 


ok 


09 


30 


22 


CDR- 


-LM 


You should see. Charlie just picked up his 
130-pound backpack with one hand. 


ok 


09 


30 


38 


LMP- 


-LM 


Be advised, Tony, we changed our mind on doffing 



suits. Since we got some stuff behind the engine - 
ascent engine, we're gonna go through the normal 
configuration. We're doing the cabin configuration 
for stay now. 



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Oh 09 30 50 CC Okay. We copy that. 

0U 09 U3 02 CDR-LM Okay, Houston. We're down to getting rid of the 
° U 09 5 armrest. By the time we get this jettison bag 

full, I don't know if we're going to he able to 

open the door. 

Ok 09 1+3 13 CC Right. I know what you mean. 

0, 09 l-i ^ LMP-LM Okay, Tony. My passive - my personal dosimeter 

reads 21109- 

0U 09 U3 35 CC Okay; 21109- 

Oh 09 h3 51 CC When I went through that jettison business, I felt 

like I was throwing away half the cabin. 

0l+ 09 h3 59 CDR-LM Mine is 22050, Houston. 
Oh 09 hh 02 CC Okay; 22050. 

0U 09 hh 2h CDR-LM Okay, Houston. Before we do the ETB part of the 

cabin prep, we are going to take our suits off. 

0U 09 hh 29 CC Okay- 

Oh 09 hh 35 CDR-LM If we'd been smart, we'd have took them off at the 

first part of this thing. 

0k 09 hk h2 CC (Laughter) 

Oh 09 h5 30 CC Before you get your suits off there, you may want 

04 09 5 3 to bring that 500 millimeter forward from behind 

the engine cover there. 

Oh 09 U 5 h6 LMP-LM Tony, we're ahead of you. We already did ^at. 

U ? And we got everything out from back here, and I m 

putting up the ISS now, and we'll be - John's get- 
ting his stuff off. 

0U 09 1+5 58 CC Good show. 

0k 09 53 18 LMP-LM Okay, Tony. We've got three of us in here now, 

and John's out of his suit. 

01+ 09 53 25 CC And, I assume, all three are walking around. 



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Ok 


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09 


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oh 


09 


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-LM 


ok 


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ok 


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Nj, not exactly. One of them Is sort of lying 
there . 

Tony, are y'all getting the HI hit rate data here 
now? 

Yes, we do, Charlie. 

Okay. John should be hack up here. 

Okay. I read you, Tony. 

Very good, John. 

I guess our opinion of this operation right about 
here is that - is that the coolant is really mar- 
ginal in the suits, and we'd like to get permission 
to get a shot of cold water through the suit loop - 
even with the power down situation, to keep us from 
sweating so much. Would that be okay? Whenever 
we're doing something in the suit - work in the 
cabin? 



Ok 


09 


56 


16 


CC 




Okay. We have to talk about that here. 


ok 


09 


56 


26 


cc 




Yeah. There's no problem with that, John. 


ok 


09 


56 


38 


CDR- 


-LM 


Well, thank you. Just a shot, you know, like 
maybe 30 seconds worth, then quit , 


ok 


09 


57 


10 


CC 




Orion, Houston. 


ok 


09 


57 


18 


CDR. 


-LM 


Go ahead, Tony. 


ok 


09 


57 


20 


CC 




Okay. On your CABIN GAS RETURN, we'd like to 
to AUTO . 


ok 


09 


57 


28 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger. AUTO on the CABIN GAS RETURN. 


ok 


09 


57 


32 


CC 




Okay. And on the SUIT GAS DIVERTER, to CABIN 


ok 


09 


57 


k5 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, it's PUSH - CABIN. 


ok 


09 


57 


k6 


CC 




Okay. 



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Oh 09 58 37 CDR-LM 

01+ 09 58 ^h CC 

Qi, 09 59 06 CDR-LM 

0- 10 00 06 cc 

04 10 00 32 CDR-LM 

10 00 35 CC 

0l+ 10 03 31 CDR-LM 

Ol+ 10 03 36 CC 

Oh 10 03 h5 CDR-LM 



Ok 10 Oh 03 CC 

0U 10 Oh 18 CC 

OU 10 Oh 27 CDR-LM 

01+ 10 05 26 CC 

OU 10 05 30 CDR-LM 

01+ 10 05 31+ CC 



Okay, Houston. We've got an ECS H^O SEP light. 

Isn't that because we - we got to go to SEP 2 or 
something while we're in this mode? 

Copy, John. We're working it. 

Yeah. The SUIT GAS DIVERTER valve is chattering; 
it's making a sort of a purr. 

Okay, John. We'd like you to switch water sep- 
arators . 

Okay. We're in pull to SEP 2. 
Okay. 

Okay. We've still got a WATER SEPARATOR light in 
here . 

Okay. We copy that. 

We've got the - let me tell you what our config- 
uration is here. We're in PULL: SEP 2. The 
CAB GAS RETURN is in AUTO. We're' on primary LiOH 
cartridge. The SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF Is In AUTO. 
We're in PUSH to CABIN, and our hoses are stowed 
against the bulkhead. 

Okay. We copy that. 

Okay, John. Separator speed is slowly climbing 
up there. It looks like it will make it up all 
right. It's just a bit slow. 

Okay, fine. 

Orion, Houston. 

Speak, Tony. 

Okay. I - they're thinking you may have the water- 
in-the-hose problem. They'd like you to drain the 
hoses down towards the floor. Maybe we can get 
some of that out of there. They'd also like you 
to hold your hand over the blue hose, to make sure 
you're getting good flow. 



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Ok 10 06 31 LMP-LM Okay, Tony. I'm back up. How do you read? 
Ok 10 06 32 CC Five by, Charlie. 

Ok 10 06 36 LMP-LM Okay. This ECS on the PUSH to CABIN, it sounds 

like to me that it - there's a - a flapper valve 
or something chattering back in there that is sort 
of - perhaps stagnating the flow in the loop. 

Ok 10 06 58 CDR-LM Yeah, that's what it sounds like to me, too. 

Ok 10 07 16 CC Okay. Are you getting flow out of the blue hose? 

0k 10 07 30 LMP-LM That's affirmative. 

0k 10 07 3k CDR-LM We're getting it out of there, but I feel the same 

way that Charlie does. It's got something trapped 
in there. 

Ok 10 07 38 CC Yeah. Okay. 

04 10 07 k0 CDR-LM It - it's coming out in pulses. Matter of fact, 

I - I can make it play - I can make it play what 
it sounds like for you. (Valve noise) Now what 
you hear there is the microphone - is the mike, 
right up against the hose and the hose blowing 
against the microphone. It's not a constant thing. 
It just sort of chatters like some valve in there 
is not doing its thing. 

0k 10 08 28 CC All right. We heard that, John. 

0U 10 08 k5 CDR-LM Charlie's is the same way. 

0k 10 08 1+9 CC Okay, John. We'd like to go back to EGRESS on the 

SUIT GAS DIVERTER , and give us a mark when you do 
it. 

0k 10 08 58 CDR-LM Okay. 3 2 1- 

0U 10 09 00 CDR-LM MARK. Okay. That's EGRESS on the SUIT GAS 

DIVERTER. 

0k 10 09 06 CC Okay. 

0k 10 09 11 CDR-LM Flow's good in SUIT GAS DIVERTER. 



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Oh 10 09 1^ CC 

oh 10 09 26 cc 

Oh 10 09 3h CDR-LM 

01+ 10 09 ^1 CC 

Oh 10 11 1+6 CDR-LM 

Oh 10 11 50 CC 

Oh 10 12 05 CDR-LM 

Ok 10 12 19 CC 

Oh 10 12 25 CDR-LM 

0U 10 12 32 CC 

Oil 10 12 57 CC 

OU 10 13 11 LMP-LM 

Oh 10 13 13 CC 

01+ 10 15 45 CDR-LM 



Ol+ 10 16 06 CC 

01+ 10 16 12 CDR-LM 



Okay . We c opy . 

Okay. We understand. All your noise went away? 

Yes. It doesn't chatter any more in the - in the 
PUSH to CABIN valve. 

Okay. 

Okay. The SUIT SEPARATOR light is off now, of 
course. 

Okay. 

Charlie's got the 500 configured and it works, 
which I'm not surprised since it was stowed like 
it was expected to hit like a - hit a lot harder 
than we could. 

Okay (laughter) . 

One of those 30g bags. 

Well, it's nice to have a camera work. 

Okay, John. At your convenience, we'd like to go 
"back to SEP 1. 

You got it . 

Okay. 

Okay, Houston. I ' m up to frame number 30 on 
mag A, Charlie's camera, and I just finished 
shooting sort of a partial pan out the front 
window. Man, this place is - it's - it's - it's 
not anywhere flat around here. 

Very good, John. A- 30. 

It's - it's rolling terrain. And I - I really 
don't believe we're going to have any trouble at 
all getting up on the side of that hill, although 
the slope - I don't know - the slopes up toward 
Crown look like maybe 20 degrees. We'll have to 
take that very carefully. 



01+ 10 16 31 CC 



Roger. What about - 



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Ok 10 16 36 CDR-LM 



ok 10 16 U5 cc 

01+ 10 16 1+8 CDR-LM 

Ok 10 IT 07 CC 

OU 10 IT lh CDR-LM 

0*+ 10 IT 25 CC 

01+ 10 17 27 LMP-LM 

0l+ 10 17 3^ CDR-LM 

01+ 10 17 37 CC 

Ok 10 IT 1+0 LMP-LM 

0l+ 10 IT 5T CDR-LM 

Ok 10 18 01 LMP-LM 



01+ 10 18 2T CC 

Ok 10 18 32 LMP-LM 



That first ridge is pretty - is like about 

10 degrees » but from there up to Cinco and Echo, 

it gets rather steep there. 

How about boulders? 

It is just like - it is like we described, as very 
ridgey on Stone - Stone Mountain. Boulders - well, 
we landed in a block field, you know. 

Right. Can you see any up on Stone? 

No. Sure don't. Yeah. Maybe there is. When we 
get closer to it, we'll be able to tell better. 
I see some funny shadows up on top of it. 

Any problems in traf fi cability out on the EVA-1 
direction? 

Tony, I - - 

It's gonna be a piece of cake, I think. 
Beautiful. 

Tony - Tony, the problem looks like finding a flat 
spot to deploy the ALSEP. It's just hummocky , 
rolling terrain with k- or 5-meter ridges. 

Yeah, 100 meters from here, it's going to be on 
the side of a hill. 

We can probably put it over the left there, John. 
Tony, I looked out - down to about 1+000 feet, 
assessing North Ray area. There were some large 
blocks, maybe 5 percent of the surface up around 
the rim, but as you look back towards Palmetto, 
they really petered out in a hurry, and I think 
we're going to be in good shape going that way. 

Good show. 

One final comment here until I get back to work. 
About in my 1 o'clock position, about 30 meters 
out, just beyond the LM shadow, about twice as 
far as the LM shadow, there is a secondary crater 
with a large meter-sized block still in it. It 
looks like it formed the secondary, and it's got 



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black and white - the top 3 percent or 5 percent 
of the block is black and white. Apparently, be- 
low that is solid white. Over. 



OU 10 19 03 CC Very good. 

Oh 10 19 07 LMP-LM And those black and white blocks - you can see 

them all over the place. 

Ok 10 19 13 CC Is the crater round, or is it oblong? Can you 

get a direction? 

Ok 10 19 22 LMP-LM Yeah. It looks like to me it came from South Ray. 

It's oblong, stove d in towards Palmetto - just like 
those ones down at the Cape that they dug out with 
a bulldozer. 

Oh 10 19 35 CDR-LM I guess I have to stick to my earlier guess that 

we were about - maybe 200 meters north and 
100 meters long past Double Spot, the northern- 
most crater of it. But we'll see as soon as we 
get out, because this is the first place I was 
ever at on a geology trip that I thought I knew 
where I was when 1 started. 

0U 10 20 03 CC Oh, come on. You always got it. 

0k 10 20 08 CDR-LM After about 2 or 3 hours, we always got it. 

01+ 10 20 IT CC Are you through with your cabin prep there? 

0k 10 20 27 CDR-LM Charlie's loading the ETB. Can't but one guy do 

that at a time because it's too crowded over there. 

0k 10 20 32 CC Roger. Okay. The one thing we would like you to 

see if you could decide before you get out is 
where you would put ALSEP. 

0k 10 21 19 CDR-LM Well, we'll keep looking at it, but the trouble 

is, right in front of us, about 50 meters, there's 
a ridge, and I don't know what's on the other side 
of that ridge. Out about 100 meters, I can see a 
lot of blocks, and - but I can't tell whether there 
are craters out there or not, because we're at 
zero phase. I just don't think we could make a 
prediction at this point. 



0k 10 21 1+5 CC 



Okay. We copy that. 



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Ol+ 10 22 19 CDR-LM 



Oh 10 22 33 CC 



Oil 10 22 53 CDR-LM 

Oh 10 22 58 CC 

Oh 10 22 59 CDR-LM 

01+ 10 23 Oh CC 

01+ 10 25 11 CC 



Those blocks around South Ray are about the - the 
widest blocks I've ever seen, around the rim of 
that one. 

Okay. And, John, about the time we saw that 
separator spinning down, we saw a rise in the suit 
loop pressure. We'd like you to confirm that you 
connected the suit - the suit hoses, blue to blue 
and red to red. The stowage on Urn wall. 



Blur t.o blue arid red 



Tony, that's affirmative, 
to red. 

Okay. 



... was on the wall. Now they are disconnected. 
The blues are disconnected at this point. 

Okay. We copy. 

Just to put your mind at rest a little bit about 
EVA-1, we're looking at a pretty nominal EVA-1. 
We'll probably give you some new targets for the 
UV camera, and we can do that real time, and we 
won't have the TV when you get out. We'll get it 
when you get the LCRU up. But otherwise, it looks 
pretty - pretty nominal right now. 



01+ 10 25 h3 CDR-LM Roger, Tony. 



I — SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 



01+ 08 51 30 CMP Okay. I may not be back up for that, but, if not, 

I'll just execute this Flight Plan. 

Oh 08 51 1+5 CC Roger; Ken, and good work. 

Oh 08 51 hQ CMP You guys did all the work today. I tell you, if 

we ever get a chance to look out that window, it's 
gonna stand you on your ears. That earthshine is 
as spectacular as any of the other things, which 
is much to my surprise. 



Oh 08 52 00 CC 



I hope, with our position now, we can get on to 
doing some looking. 



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Ok 08 52 13 CMP Yeah, well - 1 cheated a little bit there, and we 

didn't really have an awful lot to do while we 
were just spinning around. And some of those low 
revs came up with some very interesting observa- 
tions. In particular, the one that strikes me 
most vividly is the fact that - if you remember 
all of those apparent lineations we saw in Silver 
Spur in the places around Hadley in the pictures. 
Those same kind of things appear all over the sur- 
face of the Moon down low. It's just everywhere 
I look in the area where there's any topographical 
relief. They go in all different directions. I 
haven't been able tc sort out if there's some 
preferred direction or some reason for it. What - 
what I did happen to notice as I came across 
Theophilus on one of those passes was that you see 
this in the walls of Theophilus - that's on the 
interior - and in the places where there are craters 
around the outside or some kind of - looks like 
some fracture or something of that nature that goes 
across Theophilus or into it. You see what looks 
like a reflection in that these patterns - if you 
had a crater on the rim - these patterns would 
sorta show up like you would expect from a shock 
pattern. They would be radial and concentric to 
that crater. And these little lines seem to take 
that kind of a twist and then the fact that some 
of them go along with topographic highs. I'll see 
if I can get some photos. I didn't take any photos 
on this stuff because I didn't have a chance, but 
I looked out and saw some of these things, and 
they're just everywhere. 

Ok 08 53 50 CC That sounds like a real interesting observation 

there, Ken. 

OU 08 53 58 CMP Okay. I'm going to get my suit off, and if I don't 

catch you at LOS, I'll see you at AOS. 

OU 08 5 1 * 02 CC Okay. 

Ok 08 5k 18 CC The computer is yours, Ken. 



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Hello, Houston. Casper. 


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Casper, Houston. How do you read? 


ok 


09 


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Loud and clear. 


ok 


09 


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CC 


Casper, Houston. We need barber pole plus three 
on the camera. 


ok 


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Okay. And I put BATTERY A on CHARGE at 105:35. 


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Ok 


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I hope we're in the sunny half. 


Ok 


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Oh, I bet you're in the dark half. Aren't you? 
That shows how long it's been since you've been 
outside . 


ok 


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It has been awhile. 


ok 


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CMP 


As I came over, I finally got squared away; and 



I came across King, I had the binoculars out. And, 
sure enough, on the central peaks down there - the 
things we've been debating for so long about 
whether they were streaks or outcrops or what 



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they were - are large blocks, which are on 
the - the central peaks. Most of the blocks 
seem to lie on the eastern side of the peaks; 
however, there are a few blocks on the western 
side - enough that you can tell that the reason 
they look dark is they cast pretty long shadows 
because they're pretty huge blocks. The floor 
looks like it's - looks like an old mud flow. 
It's really a strange looking floor. It's got 
lots of flow bands and patterns in it. In the 
crater rim to the west, on the interior shows at 
least three distinct shades of this gray. The ^ 
upper one is the same color as the surface, which 
is a light - sort of a darker gray. Then there's 
a light gray band, which runs parallel to it. 
And then the dark band again below that. And 
the light band is, perhaps, a quarter of the 
depth of the crater wall. To the north and west 
of King, I ran into some things that looked like 
the same sort of swirls we've been looking at 
up around Al-Biruni and around Reiner Gamma. 
These two are in the highlands. And with the 
binoculars, it's my impression that these probably 
have a certain amount of relief - topographic 
relief - with them. But they look - when you look 
straight down on them, they look exactly like the 
other things we've been looking at. And I took 
a quick -picture of that thing, and I put it on 
magazine* Victor. And if you'll keep a record 
of these things, Ed, that one is on Victor at 
exposure - oh, excuse me, it's magazine November 
November; and that's exposure hi. 

Oh 09 58 23 CC We got that, Ken. And, Casper, could we get 

HIGH GAIN, AUTO? 

Oh 09 58 37 CMP You've got AUTO, now. 

Oh 09 58 h6 CMP And it's oscillating. Suppose I go back to - there 

it is. Okay. I had a little tone in my headset 
that was beeping very softly, and the signal 
strength was doing the same thing. 

Ok 09 59 09 CC Roger. You want to go BLOCK on the computer, Ken. 

And we show your OPTICS still in MANUAL . And, 
Ken, you're about 10 seconds from PAN CAMERA, OFF. 

0U 09 59 23 CMP Okay. The computer's in BLOCK. Okay. 



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04 09 59 30 CC I was a little late with that one. 

04 09 59 35 CMP (Laughter) Okay. No sweat. We got it done. 

I'll check the OPTICS. And when you're ready, 
I'll start configuring the SIM "bay. 

Ok 10 00 03 CMP And, Hank, would you verify that it's okay to 

take the OPTICS and put them to CMC - or to zero 
them. I sure don't want to take any chances 
with it. 

0^ 10 00 18 CC Okay. It's okay. They say nothing will happen. 

Ok 10 00 31 CC And, Ken, we've got a little trouble with the 

HIGH GAIN. We need to go back to REACQ. 

0k 10 00 k2 CMP Okay. I'm in REACQ. Want to go back to AUTO 

now? 

0k 10 00 47 CC Stand by. Okay. Cleared to go to AUTO. 

0k 10 01 06 CMP Okay. AUTO it is. You got a good one that time. 

And if you're ready, I'm ready to start deploying 
things here. 

0k 10 01 16 CC Okay, Ken. Would you stand by? We're waiting 

for Oso [?] to get his data. 

0k 10 01 2k CMP Oh, very well. 

0k 10 01 39 CMP Dum-de-dum (singing). 

04 10 03 11 CC Ken, while we're waiting here, how did your ex- 

tend time go on the mapping camera? 

Oh 10 03 10 CMP I didn't time it that time, Hank. I - sorry. 

04 10 03 22 CC Okay, 

0k 10 03 27 CC Casper. PAN CAMERA POWER, OFF. 

0k 10 03 3k CMP Okay. PAN CAMERA POWER is OFF. 

04 10 03 36 CMP MARK it. 

04 10 03 44 CC Oso [?] has his data now. We can proceed with 

boom deployment. 



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Ok 10 03 55 CMP 



Okay. We button this up. Okay, the first one 
you'd like is a - how about a mass spec for 
6l seconds? 



Oh 10 Oh 13 CC That's affirmative. 

Ok 10 0U IT CMP Okay. Going to DEPLOY - - 

O'u 10 0*4 20 CMP MARK. 

10 05 22 CMP DEPLOY is OFF this time. 

0k 10 05 25 CC Roger. You're clear to start the gamma ray out. 

Ok 10 05 k0 CMP Gamma ray is going out. 

0U 10 06 3k CMP Gamma ray is stopped. 

0k 10 06 39 CC Okay, Ken. And could you give us barber pole 

plus 1+ on the MAP CAMERA. 

0k 10 06 CMP Okay. That should be one more step. Right? 

Ok 10 06 U8 CC That's affirmative. 

0k 10 06 52 CMP All right. You've got It OKay^ow the MASS 

SPEC experiment is going to UN. me 
going to STANDBY . 

0k 10 07 25 CMP ALPHA PARTICLE and X-RAY DOOR is coming OPEN - - 

0k 10 07 28 CMP MARK. And it's good. 

0U 10 07 58 CMP And the X-RAY is coming to ON - - 

0k 10 08 02 CMP MARK. 

nU 10 08 30 CC . . - somebody looks real good right now a - like 

° k 10 °° 3 to read you up a TEI-26 pad block data. 

0k 10 08 k2 CMP Okay. Would you stand by just a second while I 

get some food going here? 

0U 10 08 k6 CC Okay. 

0k 10 09 U3 CC Ken, for your information we're planning on your 

retirement - to rest that is, at 109=30, the 
nominal time. 



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Ok 10 09 52 CMP I'm glad you clarified that. 

Ok 10 10 02 CMP I hope ycu realize I'm too young to retire. 

0*4 10 10 05 CC Roger. 

Oh 10 10 lk CMP Can you tell me anything about the status of the 

surface guys? Are they gonna get at least 
two EVA's out of this? 

Oh 10 10 28 CC I think the plan is now, Ken, for two EVA's. They 

are busy buttoning up the LM now and getting 
ready to get some sleep. They're gonna move the 
EVA times - at least the first one's gonna be 
tomorrow morning about 10:30 Central, I think. 

Oh 10 10 U6 CMP Okay. 

Oh 10 10 1+8 CC And we're gonna change our shifts around too, so 

I'll be on again In the morning, and then Stu'll 
get it in the afternoon. 

Oh 10 11 00 CMP Okay. All right, now I got something soaking 

here. I'll be ready to copy. Okay. Go ahead. 

Oh 10 11 15 CC All rightee. TiI-26, SPS/G&N; 38726; plus 0-72, 

plus 1.33; 125:1^: 27.^7; plus 3173-3, plus 1101.6, 
minus 0310.1; l8l, O89, 021; rest of the pad, NA. 
The set stars are the same as on your circ pad; 
same attitude; ullage, two jets, 17 seconds; other, 
Lambda of the Moon at T , minus 179.02 end of pad. 

Oh 10 12 hO CMP Okay. That's a TEI-26, SPS/G&II; 38726; plus 0-72 

plus 1.33; 125: lh: 21. h'J ; plus 3170-3, plus 1101.6, 
minus 0310.1; l8l, 089, and 021; Sirius and Rigel 
were the angles off the circ pad; two jets, 17 
seconds; Lambda 179-02, and that's a minus. 

Oh 10 13 09 CC Good readback, Ken. 

0U 10 13 31 CC Okay, Ken; we're gonna leave you alone and let 

you eat now. We've still got about hg minutes 
to LOS. And at your convenience, sometime a little 
later, we'd like to get the crew status report 
from this morning, which was omitted. 



Oh 10 13 hj CMP 



(Laughter) Okay. That's gonna take some book- 
keeping; I'll work on that. Sure would rather 
look out the window, Hank. 



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Ok 10 13 59 CC Did anybody ever give you some words on the 

undervolt last night? 

Oh 10 ll+ 07 CMP Yes . The words we got were that I inadvertently 

attempted to get the pan camera on the same time 
the heaters all came on and - I guess the transient 
was just - just too much. 

Ok 10 Ik 22 CC Roger. That's - that's the story as I get it. 

Ok 10 23 CMP Is that the way you understand it? 

Olt 10 lit 25 CC Right. That's affirmative. 

Ok 10 lit 30 CMP Okay, well - I'm sorry we missed those photos, 

but it - it sure seemed like the prudent thing 
to do at the time. 

0k 10 lit 1+1 CC We concur. 

0l+ 10 17 53 CMP Henry, another thing that turns out to be a - a 

pretty nice little gadget is these nets that are 
in the stowage compartments . Particularly when 
you get in the food locker when it's about half 
full. Things are able to stay under some semblance 
of control. And that's a mighty nice thing. 

0l+ 10 18 22 CC So those are working out real good, huh? 

Oh 10 18 26 CMP Yes, it sure Is. That's been a very - help. 

0l+ 10 18 1+2 CC And, Ken you don't have to acknowledge. Look 

our plans are In the morning first thing to give 
you a clock sync and get back into the Flight Plan. 

0k 10 19 1+2 CMP That sounds like a good plan. 

0k 10 21 09 CMP Oh, one thing you've got to be careful of up here 

is - when you go to look outside, you kind of have 
to watch it because you get your - you get too 
greedy and you get your nose up against the window. 
About one breath is all it takes, and it's all 
fogged over. 

01+ 10 21 25 CC Roger. I understand. 

Olt 10 21 27 CMP I think our humidity must be running fairly high. 



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Ok 10 21 37 CMP I'm passing over a nice little guy right now and 

would guess - oh, I haven't been paying any 
attention to where I am - looks like I must "be - 
probably looking the the north at - somewhere 
around the - Guts - Gutenberg uplands . And I 'm 
passing over a little crater that's got another large 
fill in the center and nice big crater in top of 
him, a little crater chain around it. And as I 
said earlier, everything out bore has this linear 
pattern or these lineaments and i-„ doesn't matter 
whether it's a flat surface, a horizontal, verti- 
cal, inside of a vail of a crater - they all seem 
to have it in one form or another. 

Ok 10 22 35 CC Okay, Ken. If - if our plot board up here is 

right, you ought to be in - coming up on landing 
site. 



0*4 10 22 k8 CMP Okay. Let's see. 

Ok 10 23 03 CMP Oh, maybe I'm out the wrong window here. 

0k 10 23 3k CMP You're right, Henry. 

0U 10 2k 23 CMP And, if you'll remember that little black dot 

that we drew on our map and talked about. There's 
a little black spot about in the right area, and I 
don't have my map so I just looked out at it. But 
I'll come back next time and take a look and - 
sure like it is something - entirely different 
texture . 



0k 10 2k 48 CC Are you talking about right in the area of the 

landing site? 

0k 10 2k 53 CMP In the - in the landing site area, but not in 

trie landing site - traverse regions. But that 
little dark thing looked like a - a possible 
cone that was out to the - north and to the west. 
There's a little black dot out there that looks 
like there may be something that's - that is dis- 
tinctive. And next time I come over, I'll be better 
prepared to look for it. 



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Oh 10 25 19 CC Okay. I remember that one, that was in the edge 

of the plotter, wasn't it? 

Oh 10 25 26 CMP Yes, sir. 

TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



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Roger, Tony. 


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Okay, Tony. I've got the EVA maps out and as I - 
as I can see - gather here , we got two - two maps 
and one return chart. Is that what you agree with 


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I'll see; wait a second. 


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Okay, Charlie. That looks good here. 


oh 


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Okay. I'm going to leave the - optimistically 
leave the walking traverse maps in the cabin. 


oh 


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All right. 


ok 


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Okay, Tony. The ETB is stowed over in my corner. 


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Okay , very good. 


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And you know in training, I could barely lift this 
thing, and this 1/6, it's one finger. 


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This tells me we should do more work on the Moon. 


oh 


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Oh, I'll say. 


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How's the ECS looking to you now, Tony? 


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Right now, it's looking pretty good. 








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We got the suits off and stowed, the cabin con- 
figured, and I guess we're ready to go to an eat 
period and bed down. Okay? 


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Okay. I've got a little bit of a checklist change 
I'd like to read up to you here when you're ready. 
It's in the Surface Checklist. 


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Go ahead. 


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Okay. This debriefing with Houston will be at 
106: 28. The time now is 106 : 35 > so we're real 
close on that. Your eat period is to start 106 : h3 



And then the PLSS and 0 and HO recharge we'll 



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skip. The feedwater recharge we'll skip. On to 
the next page. The presleep at 107:28, and we'll 
skip the - the computer work there , that first 
line under presleep. And the rest period will 
"begin at - and the rest period will begin at 
107:53; and number 8, the next - the next step 
will be at 115:53- That will be post sleep. Again, 
in that section, three-quarters of the way down 
the page, we'll skip .the computer work. And the 
eat period will be at Il6:l8. 

Ok 10 36 5 1 * LMP-LM Stand by. Hey, you lost me, Tony. Okay. Here we 

go on page 3-7, postsleep. Go ahead. 

Ok 10 37 03 CC Roger. Postsleep on page 3-7. Step 8 there - 

or my number 8 - is at 115:53, that's postsleep. 
And then three-quarters of the way down that page 
under postsleep, there is some computer work, PRO, 
VERB 37 ENTER. We'll drop all of that. Eat period 
will begin at Il6:l8, and the last line on that 
column is top-off PLSS 0 , we'll delete. Okay. 

On the EVA-2 planning with Houston, we'll skip all 
that, and then we'll don suits on the next page 
3-8. We'll don suits at 117:03. Okay, and at the 
end of that page - - 

0U 10 37 5k LMP-LM We copy. 

0k 10 37 57 CC Okay, and at the end of that page we'll go to 

page 2-5. 

01+ 10 38 07 LMP-LM Okay. 

0k 10 38 08 CC Okay, and we'll prep for EVA-1 at 117:53, and 

then - from then on, we're nominal. 

0k 10 38 26 LMP-LM Okay. At 2-5, what was the time? 

0^ 10 38 29 CC 117:53. 

Ok 10 38 36 LMP-LM Okay, copy. Let me go through this now. Okay. 

We've doffed the PGA, we're - EVA debriefing with 
Houston comes next as step 2. Step 3 is the eat 
period. 



0k 10 39 00 CC 



Okay, Charlie. 



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Oh 10 39 01 LMP-LM 
Oh 10 39 05 CC 



01+ 10 39 26 LMP-LM 

01 10 39 33 CC 

Ok 10 39 36 LMP-LM 

Oh 10 39 ^6 CC 

Oh 10 39 50 LMP-LM 



Oh 10 hO 11 CC 

Oh 10 UO 13 LMP-LM 

Ok 10 hO 23 CC 

OU 10 kO 28 LMP-LM 

Oh 10 UO 32 CC 

Oh 10 hO 36 LMP-LM 



Oh 10 1+0 50 CC 



Turn the page. Step 1+ - go ahead. 

Okay. Just to get our steps numbered straight 
here, I guess assigning numbers to these things. 
Debriefing with Houston is step h, eat period is 
step 5. And the times you read were right, and 
then the presleep is step 6 and the - each number 
goes on from there. 

Okay. Presleep is 6, then we wake up for post- 
sleep, and that's number 7- 

Roger. Rest period is number 7- 

And we got a - oh, okay, rest period is 7. I see. 
Okay. And then 8 is postsleep. 

That's affirmative. 

And skipping the computer activity stuff, number 9 
is the eat period, and we delete the top-off the 
PLSS; we turn the page, we skip - well, we skip 
EVA-2 planning; we turn the page and that step, 
don suits, is next. 

Right; that's number 10. 

And that's step 10. Okay. Then we go to 2-5, 
and we're just about back to nominal, then. 

Roger. And that's step 11 on 2-5- 

Copy. 

Okay, have a good meal. 

Okay, Tony. Let's - let's do the debriefing. We 
don't really - I'd like to describe for a LM window 
description. We had so much practice at that, I'd 
like to see how I could do. 

Have at it. We'll take any words you've got. We 
expended all our questions a few minutes ago with 
John, and in fact I didn't even have to ask any; 
he just answered them all, so - but press on. 



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Oh 10 kl Ok LMP-LM Okay. Looking out at 12 o'clock on the horizon, 

there is a very hilly subdued region - well, let's 
say hilly terrain at 12 o'clock that goes on out 
of view around to 11. It's a rolling with white 
pockmarked craters there, and I'd say that's maybe 
50 to 100 meters above the surrounding terrain 
where we are. As you move around from 1 to 
3 o'clock approaching the - at about 1 o'clock, I 
would say we can see maybe a kilometer or so, but 
it might be very deceiving on that distance and 
we see more rolling terrain similar in albedo. 
It's a light gray with fresh craters being white. 
As we come on to 3 o'clock - 2:30 to 3 - the near 
ridge that was on our map so that blocks out North 
Ray and Stone Mountain is, correction, Smoky is 
really there and it's about a - oh , a 3- to 
U-degree slope, and the ridge maybe goes up 10 to 
15 meters. As we come into the near field at 
12 o'clock (clears throat) it, excuse me, at about - 
in front of the LM maybe 50 to 100 meters, there's 
this other low ridge that we described, beyond that 
we can see a depression or - and then it rises 
again to another ridge, which is probably - goes 
into Spook Crater. I think I can see Spook on the 
horizon at about my 12 o'clock position. As we - 
that is boulder covered. The largest boulder I 
see is perhaps 2 to 3 meters In (clears throat) 
width, and they're angular and those are - there 
are three of those boulders, and one is at 12. 
The other two are over at about - on that second 
rise away from us at about 1:30, and I'd say those 
boulders and smaller down to 1 meter cover maybe 
1 percent of the surface. The traf ficability out 
that way looks good as far as boulders go. It's 
going to be up and down though. As we come into 
2:30 from 50 to 150 meters, I've already described 
that bright fresh crater with the small blocks 
around it, more cobbles really. Beyond that, there 
are two other craters, which sort of trend into 
this depression that runs north-south here. There's 
a - a boulder beyond that at 2:30, which is par- 
tially buried. It has a good fillet on the south 
side, to the north side, and to the east side, 
there's no fillet at all. As we come on into 
3 o'clock in the near field, I see a good size 
crater, perhaps 30 meters to 50 meters at 2 o'clock 
on the inboard side, that's my side of this ridge, 
and we have maybe 10 percent of the surface covered 
with blocks of less than half a meter. Over. 



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Ok 10 hk 26 CC Very good, Charlie. Where again was this "boulder 

with the fillet? 

Ok 10 kk 33 LMP-LM It's at about 2:30, maybe a couple of hundred 

meters out, and it's on the in - on this side of 
the ridge that trends east-west here, that blocks 
out Smoky . 

0l* 10 kk 1+5 CC Okay. Could it be sliding down the ridge, and 

that's why the fillet's on the south? 

Ok 10 kk 52 LMP-LM That - that might be the reason. I was just going 

to say, it's downslope so that might have been 
what happened. 

0k 10 kk 58 CC I got you. 

0k 10 1+5 00 LMP-LM Though - though the slope doesn't appear that steep, 

Tony. 

0k 10 1+5 05 CC Okay. How about the Buster area? Can you identify 

that? 

Ql+ 10 1+5 10 LMP-LM Boy, that's really - We sure saw it on descent. I 

don't see it right now. There's a bright ray - a 
bright crater to the right , maybe 50 meters of what 
I think is Spook, which is probably Buster, but I 
really wouldn't swear to it. 

0k 10 1+5 31 CC Okay. Can you tell boulders over there? 

0k 10 U5 37 LMP-LM There's not a one, as far as I can see. 

0k 10 1+5 hO CC Okay. 

0k 10 1+5 1+5 CC Very good, Charlie. You're right up to your old 

peak. 

0k 10 1+5 1+9 LMP-LM Coming down on - Okay, coming down, Tony, on 

descent it looks - as John has described, there's 
a distinct ray pattern across our landing site 
from South Ray, and the boulders get - effectively 
disappear by [sic] we get to Palmetto. And then 
they don't reappear again until almost the flank 
of North Ray. You can see that depression that 
trends southward out of North Ray, and you can see 
the ridge line that "i think will be an excellent way 



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to climb up to North way - Ray in the Rover. Now 
this was all from 5000 feet, so I might be a little 
off on that, hut at least the general impression 
was good. We could see Dogleg, we could see Cat; 
all of the craters that were on the stops were 
plainly visible. Hopefully, they'll be so when 
we start navigating on the ground. 

0I4 10 1+6 1+8 CC Very good. You were mentioning the boulders and 

the rays from South Ray. The ray itself, could 
you map out what extent it was, or was it just the 
whole general area? 

Oh 10 1+7 02 LMP-LM It was a pretty wide ray coming across here. I 

would say from - It goes from our position perhaps 
to Spook. And maybe behind us maybe another 
100 meters or so. 

0l+ 10 1+7 15 CC Very good. How about left-right extent, did it go 

all the way back to South Ray? 

01+ 10 1+7 23 LMP-LM Well, you'll have to ask John that. I didn't - 

couldn't see out that way. As we - The biggest 
block that I saw was one we flew over which is 
maybe 100 meters to 200 meters behind us, and it 
looked like Volkswagen size. 

01+ 10 1+7 1+1 CC Very good. 

01+ 10 1+7 1+7 LMP-LM John is off comm momentarily. He'll be back up 

in a little bit, and I'm going to start the chow. 

01+ 10 1+8 05 LMP-LM And, Tony, I wouldn't give you 2 cents for that 

orange juice as a hair tonic; it mats it down 
completely. 

01+ 10 1+8 11 CC Well, that might be the point. We'd like to go 

your suit GAS RETURN back to CABIN. Give it a try. 

01+ 10 1+8 23 LMP-LM Okay. We'll try it in CABIN. We also tried this 

in orbit and we got the same sound, Tony. We're 
going to CABIN now. 

0l+ 10 1+8 29 LMP-LM MARK. 



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Oh 


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1+8 


30 


LMP-LM 


oh 


10 


1+8 


ho 


CC 


oh 


10 


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h5 


LMP-LM 



Okay, it gives us the same sound. 

Okay, we'd like to go back to EGRESS. 

Hey, Tony. I tell you what it is. I just opened 
the CABIN GAS RETURN and it stopped it. What it 
was is that the CABIN GAS RETURN check valve is 
not working right. The flow is great now. 

0U 10 h9 Ih LMP-LM Our configuration is SUIT GAS DIVERTER, PUSH-CABIN, 

and CABIN GAS RETURN to OPEN , and everything sounds 
normal. 

Oh 10 h9 25 CC Okay. We'd like to leave you that way. 

Oh 10 h9 33 LMP-LM Okay. Have you guys got a suggestion of what 

meal you want us to eat? 





10 


1*9 


51 


CC 




We ' re working that one . 


Oil 


10 


50 


08 


CC 




Okay. 


01+ 


10 


50 


13 


LMP- 


-LM 


I got day 5 , meal B. 


oi+ 


10 


50 


15 


CC 




I guess we'd like you to just go ahead with your 
first lunar meal. I guess that deserves some 
champagne, I don't know. 


01+ 


10 


50 


26 


LMP- 


-LM 


Well, like John said earlier, we're definitely 



not going to get scurvy; we've got so much orange 
drink here. 



oh 


10 


50 


31+ 


CC 




Roger. 


oh 


10 


51 


19 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, Tony. We're going to eat day 5, 


oh 


10 


51 


30 


CC 




Okay. Was that Dog? 


oh 


10 


51 


38 


LMP- 


-LM 


Bravo, as in "hoy." 


oh 


10 


51 


39 


CC 




Roger. 


oh 


10 


52 


30 


LMP- 


-LM 


Houston, John finally found his spoon. 


0h 


10 


52 


31+ 


CC 




Very good. 


Oh 


10 


53 


09 


CDR- 


-LM 


Hello, Tony. Back on comm. Tony? 



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Ok 10 53 25 CC Go ahead. 

Oh 10 53 30 CDR-LM I can't see how far the rays ... I just assumed 

that. This is a blocked view we're in from South 
Ray. It goes about 100 meters out at 10 o'clock 
and goes over a ridge and disappears. The next 
time I see it, it's at South Ray, which is, you 
know, pretty far away from here. South Ray is a 
doggone interesting crater. I wish - I wish we 
could get to it. The "boulders on the west rim of 
it are just thick and white as they can be, and 
in the middle of it - you know, on your map where 
it looks like it's a depression - there appears 
to be a brown - a sort of a gray patch of dirt or 
something that was thrown out of - out of that 
side of it. And then on the north, there's another 
ray of very white boulders coming out of it. Of 
course, we could see the ray pattern long before 
pitchover. At 22,000, I was able to get my nose 
up against the window and see the clue to where we 
were was South Ray. Because at 22,000 and at 
60-degree pitch angle, we couldn't even see Stone 
Mountain or any of the things in the rear, but you 
just didn't have any doubt in your mind that that 
big crater, and the way the pattern went, you work 
your around the pattern - I used the same gages to 
find out where we were going to land that we used 
on the LMA. The inverted "V" off of Stubby; Cove, 
Trap , Stubby , Wreck , Trap , and it works into Cove , 
Hidden Valley, and into Spook and from Spook off 
those small craters into Double Spot. And, I 
think we ended up landing right by one of the 
smaller craters that sort of - sort of form a hook 
off the side - the north side of Spook, going back 
into Double Spot, and I think we're about 50 meters 
from it at 9 o'clock, but - - 

Oh 10 55 hh CC Very good. How about the albedo? 

01+ 10 55 h6 CDR-LM I can't - - 

0k 10 55 ^8 CC How about the albedo? 

/ 0U 10 55 55 CDR-LM Tremendous - tremendous difference in albedo. On 

the North Ray is pure white - South Ray is pure 
white, and it blends into a gray, and then over 
here by us, it's almost totally gray. I guess 



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you - you just get the feeling that these rocks 
may have come from somewhere else. There's a big 
subangular rock that I see at 10 o'clock, no, at 
11 o'clock at about 100 meters, that I would sure 
like to go over and look, because it looks like 
it's just one big piece of whatever rock it is. 

OU 10 56 36 CC Charlie , I was wondering about - - 

0U 10 56 37 CDR-LM Oh, and I do happen to see a white glass in the 

bottom of it. 

0k 10 56 1+2 CC I was wondering about the albedo on your surface 

chart , on the strips and things , whether the ray - 
the rays are as obvious as they are on the high 
Sun angle chart that you're carrying, or whether 
they look very much different at the low Sun angle. 

0k 10 56 58 CDR-LM No, they're not, I don't think. I can - I can see 

from here down to - Survey Ridge and it is - the 
albedo on there is a lot lighter. It's a general 
gradual downs lope from our landing point to Survey 
Ridge, and it looks like it drops maybe a hundred 
meters and then starts to go right back up Smoky 
Mountain. I guess you could see on a contour map 
where the low spot is. 

0k 10 57 37 CC Okay. 

0k 10 57 38 CDR-LM But there are some strange looking craters over 

there on Stone Mountain , and the albedo contrast 
is really - really pronounced in those craters. 
There's some - It may be a function of shadow, we 
better wait until we get over there. I hesitate 
to say, they almost look like bit - Well, they 
must be impact craters, I guess. 

0k 10 58 07 CC Okay. I was just wondering about whether you 

could recognize whether you're on a ray by albedo 
as well as the boulder content. 

0k 10 58 20 CDR-LM I think you're going to be able to; but, boy, 

you're not going to pick up a contact; it's just 
going to - it's - you know, it just tails out into 
something. 



0k 10 58 30 CC 



Outstanding, that's better than I thought. 



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0i+ 10 58 36 CDR-LM You're not going to be able to work across the 

contact. But you mainly would do it by the white 
boulders in the ray, I think. I can see, on ridge 
lines - from here, I can see three different rays 
out of South Ray, I believe. Have to go down there 
and look at them to make sure . They seem to be 
riding on the ridge lines, although that's probably 
deceptive because I can't see down in the - I can't 
see down in the rolls. 

Ok 10 59 05 LMP-LM Tony, one other comment from my side, distances 

are pretty deceiving here for me. I'm looking 
out over John's shoulder, and it looks like to me 
you could throw a rock into South Ray from, our 
present position; which is, I know, impossible. 
A second comment has to do with the orbital, since 
we got so muck [sic] so much look at the ground 
sailing around waiting to come down. Everywhere 
that we could see - everywhere we saw the ground, 
which is just about the whole sunlit side. In 
the crater walls and on the ridges, you had to - 
we had the same lineation that the Apollo 15 pho- 
tography showed on Hadley Delta and Hadley 
Mountains. It was really remarkable how in the 
crater walls primarily, and in the ridges, and it 
gave you the impression that it was a fracture 
pattern that was all trending parallel to the - 
concentric around the craters, in the craters 
and - on the ridge, though they were sort of either 
parallel to the ground or at some depth, be what 
that may. Over. 

01+ 11 00 26 CC Okay, very good. 

0k 11 00 31 CDR-LM And I 'm looking out" here at Stone Mounted n, and I 

got a picture of it, and it looks like it's got - 
looks like somebody has been out there plowing 
across the side of it. The benches just look like 
one sort of terrace right after another, right up 
the side. And they sort of follow the contour of 
it right around. 

0k 11 00 51 CC Any differences in the terraces? 



Ok 11 00 58 CDR-LM No, Tony, not that I can tell from here. Those 

terraces could be rays out of Stubby or something 
like that. 



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01+ 11 01 06 CC 

01+ 11 01 10 CDR-LM 



01+ 11 01 1+0 CC 

0U 11 01 1+7 CDR-LM 

01+ 11 01 59 CC 

OU 11 02 13 LMP-LM 



Ok 11 02 30 CC 

01+ 11 02 1+5 LMP-LM 



01+ 11 03 05 CC 

0l+ 11 03 13 CDR-LM 



Okay. You mentioned two different rock types. 

I can see - I can see Stubby has a - Right at the 
edge of Stone , Stubby has got much steeper walls 
going off of Stone Mountain than I originally 
imagined it. It ' s - I don't think Stone Mountain 
came up to Stubby and stopped. 

Okay. You think Stubby is punched into the edge - - 

Well, that's my guess from here but there again, 
it's - the thing is so steep that the whole side 
of Stone Mountain right now from a good half of 
it is in shadow. 

Okay. Go ahead., Charlie. One thing, you mentioned 
two rock types - the black and white ones and then 
the all white ones. Do you see anything else? 

Yes , there was one right out in front of the LM 
here, just right down at the - just to the right 
of the footpad that looks like a breccia to me, 
Tony. Or - either that or an indurated regolith. 
We ' 11 tell you when we get out . 

Okay. 

Tony, we'll give you an analogy of what that 
black and white rock looks like. It's really a 
gray and white and looks like a granitic rock with 
very large crystals to it, though I kind of doubt 
that. 

Outstanding. You're really whetting our appetites. 

There are really some interesting rocks out here. 
I see some that are pure snow white, and we've 
got the whole run - we've got the whole run of 
them. It's hard to tell at this Sun - at this 
sunlight, which is so bright on the surface, just 
exactly what color these things are, even with the 
naked eye. You know, it's very deceptive. I 
swear I see one out there with some pink in it, 
bux we'd better wait until we get out. We'll 
pick it up and make sure. 



Tape 70/12 
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Ok 11 03 k2 CC Roger. I understand. 

Ok 11 03 1*8 LMP-LM What do you call tomato soup made with cold 

water, Tony? 

01+ 11 03 52 CC Awful. 

0k 11 0k 00 LMP-LM John says cold tomato soup. 

0k 11 0k 36 CC Hey, Charlie. When you get a chance, could you 

take a look at that ridge at 12 o'clock, which 
you described as 50 to 100 meters out, and see if 
that continues on around 010 and 9? 

0l+ 11 0l+ 50 CDR-LM Yes, it does. 

0k 11 0k 53 CDR-LM Okay, cont inues on around to my side. 

0k 11 0k 57 LMP-LM John's original observation was that we look like 

we're in a big old subdued crater, and that's 
really what it looks like, Tony. 

0l+ 11 05 05 CC Okay. 

0k 11 05 Ik LMP-LM Man, those black and white rocks really look 

interesting, Tony. I just can't wait to grab 
one of those. 

0k 11 05 2k CC I tell you, Charlie, we feel the same way. 

0k 11 05 28 LMP-LM In fact - In fact, the impression you get is that 

it's - it almost looks like the color of labradorite. 

0k 11 05 37 CDR-LM Oh, Charlie. 

01+ 11 05 56 LMP-LM Tony, I guess it's really a bluish cast, instead 

of - instead of real black to me, but in this Sun 
it looks bluish. 

0k 11 06 05 CC Right, we understand. 

0l+ 11 06 lit CDR-LM Well, we'll bring you a small one of each. I'll 

tell you one thing, I'm glad we brought the rake, 
because we - we really can do it. 



01+ 11 06 21 CC 



Very good. 



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Ok 11 06 25 CDR-LM 
Ok 11 06 33 CC 



Ok 11 07 11 CDR-LM 

0U 11 07 21 CC 

Ok 11 07 39 LMP-LM 

Oil 11 07 ~k2 MS 

Olt 11 07 kl LMP-LM 

Ok 11 07 59 LMP-LM 

Ok 11 08 Ok CC 

OU 11 08 12 CC 

Olt 11 12 38 LMP-LM 

Ok 11 12 k2 CC 

Ok 11 12 U8 LMP-LM 

Ok 11 12 52 CC 

OU 11 13 00 CDR-LM 



We can get a rake sample out. We can get a rake 
sample out in front of the - the lunar module with 
one scoop. 

Okay. And when you get a chance, we'd like you to 
stow those hoses. I guess we don't have enough 
friction in there, and the water separators are 
running wild. Okay. And if you can pull your- 
selves away from the window there, we'd like you 
to hold to the schedule of starting presleep in 
about 20 minutes. 

How can we start presleep in 20 minutes when we 
haven't even gotten to eat yet, Tony? For goodness 
sake . 

Okay. Hey, the back room gave you a bravo on your 
descriptions there. 

I'm like a little kid on Christmas Eve, Tony. 



It really is neat to have a gravity field around 
to set stuff on. That is really the cat's meow. 
(Laughter) 

Okay. The hoses are hooked back up, Tony. You 
should see some decrease in the separator. 

Okay. 

I think I know how you feel, Charlie. I'm pretty 
turned on myself. 

Tony, how is Casper doing? 

Say again, Charlie. 

How is Casper doing? 

Everything's fine up there. I just looked over 
occasionally. You've been keeping me so occupied 
here, but they've got no problems. 

Supe r . 



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Ok 11 13 07 CDR-LM Boy, you can't imagine how nice this 1/6 gravity 

is. This is the first time I've been able to eat 
soup without knowing whether I was going to eat it. 
or take a bath in it. 

Oil 11 15 Oh LMP-LM And, Tony, John and I'd just like to give our 

thanks to the backroom guys and everybody that 
worked so hard on Casper r s problem, giving us a 
chance to get here. 



01* 11 15 18 CC Roger, Charlie. I think everybody around here 

appreciates their job. 

01+ 11 15 37 CDR-LM Gee, I'm sure glad somebody was able to come to 

that conclusion, because it sure looked black 
there for a while, didn't it? 

0U 11 15 UU CC You betcha. 

Ok 11 16 01 CDR-LM I'd like to get somebody to put into words to the 

big Sim Troop in the sky and tell Him to let's 
make it a little more nominal from here on out . 

0k 11 16 09 CC I'm all for that. 

01+ 11' 16 13 CC That was too much like a sim. 

01+ 11 19 58 CC Orion, Houston. 

01+ 11 20 0l+ CDR-LM Go ahead, Tony. 

01+ 11 20 05 CC Would you verify that the 0 demand REGs are in 

CABIN? d 

Oh 11 20 17 CDR-LM That's verified. 

0l+ 11 20 22 CC Okay. We copy that. It looked like the pressure 

was dropping down a little bit. 

0l+ 11 21 07 CC And while you're eating there, I might brief you 

on a couple of things. At about 108 hours, which 
is about time you'll be going to bed there, the 
RCS pressure will build up to the point where 
you'll get an RCS light again. And just reset, 
there's nothing to worry about. And then some- 
time just before you wake up in the morning, you 
may very well get a second caution light and alarm 
when the thrust pressure - helium thrust pressure 



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Ok 11 21 5k CDR-LM 

Ok 11 21 58 CC 

Ok 11 21 59 CDR-LM 

Ok 11 22 05 CC 

Ok 11 22 17 CDR-LM 

Ok 11 22 29 CC 

OU 11 22 3k CDR-LM 

Ok 11 22 k2 LMP-LM 



Ok 11 23 20 LMP-LM 
Ok 11 23 22 CC 

OH 11 23 3k LMP-LM 



04 11 2k 00 CC 



Ok 11 2k 08 LMP-LM 



gets built back up to 1700. And if you go to he- 
lium monitor on the TEMP /PRESS gage there, that'll 
go away. There's no way we can inhibit that. 

Okay, Tony. Thank you. 

Okay. 

Okay. In other words, we're going to wake up 
twice tonight already, huh? 

Yeah, probably. The first one should go off be- 
fore you get to bed, though. But that second one 
will probably come on before - just before you 
should wake up. 

Okay. How much - how much sleep from the time when 
we start to bed do you want us to get? 

Eight hours. 

Understand, an 8-hour rest period. 

Okay, Tony. We're about to fill the drink bags, 
and what we're going to do is refill the ones we 
had this morning, and use just with - just plain 
water. Over. 

Copy that, Tony? 

I already copied that. We're just trying to figure 
out - I wonder why you're not using the Gatorade? 
... or orange juice ... 

Well, we drank one bag. Okay, we drank one bag. 
The stuff we filled from the command module this 
morning we drank. And that leaves us with two bags 
for two subsequent EVAs. And we could fill one of 
the other bags and just drink water on the third or 
whatever you want us to do. 

Oh, we don't care. Do whatever you want there. 
Water's fine. 

Yeah, I think we'd rather save the fortified stuff 
till the last. 



Oil 11 21+ 15 CC 



Okay. We understand. 



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Ok 11 31 39 LMP-LM Okay, Tony. What's our GET right now? 
Ok 11 31 kk CC 107:31. 

01+ 11 31 k8 LMP-LM Okay. What - Who do you want on "biomed tonight? 
Ok 11 31 56 CC Okay, Charlie. It's your turn. 

0l+ 11 32 01 LMP-LM That's what I was afraid of. Okay. You've been 

looking at me since landing so we'll just stay 
right here . 



Ok 11 32 12 CC Okay. Okay, while you're worrying about that, your 

coram configuration for the night will be S-BAK) 
POWER AMPLIFIER, SECONDARY, as present. The 
TELEMETRY will be L0 , VOICE will be DOWN VOICE 
BACKUP, RANGE will be OFF and as I said you're on 
biomed. 

OH 11 32 1+1 LMP-LM Okay, starting - go through that again. 

0U 11 32 kk CC Okay, it's S-BAND POWER AMPLIFIER, SECONDARY as 

present, TELEMETRY, L0, VOICE will be DOWN VOICE 
BACKUP, RANGE, OFF and you're on biomed. 

01+ 11 33 06 LMP-LM Okay, Tony, we have DOWN VOICE BACKUP, biomed lights, 

TELEMETRY, LO. How did you read? 

Ok 11 33 18 CC Okay, you're pretty weak there for a second 

Charlie. Try it again. 

01+ 11 33 25 LMP-LM Okay, DOWN VOICE BACKUP, 1, 2, 3, k , 5, k , 3, 2, 1. 

Over . 

01+ 11 33 31 CC Okay, that's much better. 

0l+ 11 38 0l+ CC Charlie, Houston. 

01+ 11 38 10 LMP-LM Go ahead. 

0l+ 11 38 11 CC Okay, at your convenience I have some changes to 

your emergency lift-off checklist in the Surface 
Checklist. Just give me a call when you're ready to 
to take it. 

0l+ 11 38 25 LMP-LM Stand by. 

0l+ 11 38 59 LMP-LM Okay, Tony, I'm ready to copy, if you'll give me a 

page. 



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Ok 11 1+1 02 CC Okay, it's in the Surface Checklist 11-1. 

Ol* 11 1*1 16 LMP-LM Okay, you speak. 

OU 11 kl 19 CC Okay, on the PGNS activation -it's down in the 

"bottom left-hand side. The last entry there is 
"PRO and hold in STANDBY light off." Cross that 
line out . And add the line underneath CB or cir- 
cuit breaker panel 11, "LGC/DSKY, close." 



0l+ 11 k2 01 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead. 

Ok 11 1+2 03 CC Okay, on the second column, they have a correction 

to the checklist, it says "Circuit breaker ^.6"_- 
"Circuit breaker panel 16 and INVERTER 1, close." 
That should read "Circuit breaker panel 11 
INVERTER 1, close." Then we'd like to insert 

01+ 11 1+2 21 LMP-LM Okay, got it. 

0l+ 11 1+2 23 CC Okay, and we'd like to insert underneath that line 

"Circuit breaker panel l6, INVERTER 2, close, and 
INVERTER switch to 2." 

Ok 11 1+2 1+2 LMP-LM Okay, INVERTER to 2, and cross out INVERTER 1. 

OU 11 !+2 51 CC Right. Okay on 11-2, underneath on the left-hand 

upper side you have asterisk CB 11 and 16, under- 
neath that line write in "P ephemeris update if 
available for MSFN." 

0l+ 11 1+3 33 LMP-LM Okay, is that an up-link or do we load? 

Ok 11 1+3 37 CC Stand by. 

Ok 11 1+3 58 LMP-LM Okay, Tony, John thinks it's VERB 25 907 ENTER, 

1706 ENTER, and don't load the ephemeris, and I 
think that's correct. 

Ok 11 1+1+ 31 CC Roger, Charlie; that's correct. 

0l+ 11 1+1+ 38 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead. Any other words. 

0l+ 11 1+1+ 1+0 CC Right. On - I've got on your circuit breaker 

configuration here, I've got some that will be 
open and you might as well note that they will be 
open and that's okay. So on 11-3 panel 11, first 
line there, S-band antenna will be open. 



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Oh 11 1+5 11 LMP-LM Keep going. 

Ok 11 U5 13 CC Okay. And on 11-1+ , fourth line, panel l6, S-band 

antenna will be open. 

01+ 11 1+5 28 LMP-LM Okay, go ahead. 

0*+ 11 1+5 30 CC Okay, and we go on to 11-6 now. You have the setup 

for your steerable antenna and you can just cross 
all that; and that's the end of it. 

0l+ 11 1+5 1+1+ LMP-LM Okay. We copy all of those updates. The only one 

I don't understand is on 11-1, on the PGNS activa- 
tion, ... we crossed out the PRO and added an LGC/ 
DSKY closed and right before that it says LGC/DSKY 
closed. 

Ok 11 1+6 09 CC Okay. You're right. That's an error on our part . 

Just cancel out our addition. 

Ok 11 1+6 17 LMP-LM Okay. No problem. I just thought maybe something 

went by me, there. 

01+ 11- 1+6 21 CC Right. 

0l+ 11 1+6 23 LMP-LM Okay, Tony, if that's everything, we're ready to 

go to bed. 

0k 11 1+6 26 CC Good show. 

0l+ 11 1+7 15 CC Okay, we're through with everything here, and we're 

all set to let you go to bed. You're going to bed, 
I'll have you know, a whole 6 minutes early. I 
guess the government can allow you to have that 
time off. 

0k 11 1+7 30 LMP-LM Okay. I'll be on comm. John will be off coram, 

and we're going to turn off the lights now. 

0l+ 11 1+7 1+2 CC Okay. We'll see you tomorrow, and we're sure 

looking forward to it . 

0l+ 11 1+7 52 LMP-LM Hey, so are we. Guess what. You turn all the 

lights off and it doesn't get dark. It's daylight 
outside. Hey, Tony, one final word. Our ECS con- 
figuration for sleep is PUSH-CABIN, CABIN GAS 
RETURN in AUTO, and the rest of the thing as 
advertised. Over. Correction - CABIN GAS RETURN, 
OPEN. 



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Ok 11 1+8 1+3 CC 

Ok 11 1+9 19 LMP-LM 



01+ 11 1+9 38 CC 

0l+ 11 1+9 1+5 LMP-LM 

Ok 11 1+9 k6 CC 

Ok 11 52 Ik LMP-LM 

0l+ 11 52 IT CC 

Ok 11 52 22 LMP-LM 



Ok 11 52 53 CC 



01+ 11 53 03 LMP-LM 



01+ 11 53 18 CC 



0l+ 11 53 26 LMP-LM 



Ok 11 53 1+1 CC 



Okay, that looks good here. 

Okay, Tony, we'd like to thank everybody for the 
great job of regrouping, and getting back to what 
seems to be pretty nominal from now on; and we'll 
see you in the morning. I guess you can give us 
a reveille call over the squawk box here. Over. 



I'll come in and I'll 



Okay, I'll sure do that, 
whistle something here. 

All right. Good night. 

Good night . 

Houston, Orion. 

Go ahead, Charlie. 



Well, I guess I can't stop talking. One final 

observation, Tony, is that due^ to the lack of 

dust that we had on landing and the fact that we 
can see blocks embedded in the side of these 
craters, here, I kind of got the distinct impres- 
sion that the regolith is not too thick around 
here, and we ought to maybe think about where 
would be the thickest place to - in order to get 
the drill in. Over. 

Okay. That's a good observation. From the films 
you've seen of other descents, do you think the 
dust was less than any of the others? 

Well, John will have to really comment on that, 
but as far as my side goes, the little I looked 
out there was by far - we could see - or, I could, 
on my side, see right on down through it - the 
dust film. 

Okay, and from your - listening to your descent, 
it sounded like you picked it up about 90 feet . 



It was a little bit less than that. 
80, maybe 75- 



It was about 



I have a feeling you and I could just sit up all 
night and talk about this . 



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Oh 11 53 h7 LMP-LM Well, that's all you're going to hear from me. 

Good night . 

Oh 11 53 51 CC (Laughter) Okay, good night. 

— SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 

Oh 10 26 56 CMP I tell you, it sure is impressive how much - how 

much the scenery changes as the Sun angle changes 
and how rapidly that goes down. 

Oh 10 27 h3 CMP Your plot "boards show me over Albategnius, you say? 

Oh 10 27 h6 CC Say again. 

Oh 10 27 50 CMP Does the plot board show me over Albategnius? 

0^ 10 27 5h CC That's affirmative. 

Oh 10 27 59 CMP Okay. Now let me tell you a little something here. 

Just to the north and mostly to the west of 
Albategnius, the ground - and I think in the higher 
Sun it 1 s going to look like - look a lot like 
Imbrium sculpture but not here. It has the mottled 
effect and the same appearance that the Descartes 
area had at the same Sun angle yesterday. And 
that's almost directly south of - it's a little 
south and a little bit to - of Ptolemaeus, and it's 
a little bit to the east of Alphonsus . 

Oh 10 28 1+9 CC Roger. You ought to be coming up on a terminator 

now. Is that right? Pretty close to it? 

Oh 10 28 58 CMP Yes, sir. My view is disappearing rapidly. 

0^ 10 30 03 CC You should be over Ptolemaeus now. 

Oh 10 30 1*3 CC Casper, for your information, everything in the 

SIM bay is looking good now. 

0U 10 30 55 CMP Okay. I just saw something that - I really don't 

know what to make - I 'm in the - I think the space- 
craft is just about in the dark, but not quite. 
We've passed the ground terminator, and I'm looking 
out of window number 3 down towards the ground. I'm 



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trying to get a preview of what's coming in earth- 
shine. And there's a bright flash that's going 
along out there. At first, I thought there was 
something that was on the deck, but it's apparently 
a piece of debris that's in orbit with us. It's 
sitting there, tumbling over and flashing. 

Ok 10 31 k3 CC It's traveling along with you. 

0*t 10 31 k6 CMP It moves across the ground, so it must be a piece 

of debris. Yeah. 

Oh 10 32 15 CMP As a matter of fact, I look around now and there's 

quite a few of those. 

0k 10 32 21 CC Can you get any idea how far away they are - - 

0l+ 10 32 k8 CMP - - Depends on what effect that has on - No, I can't, 

Hank. It's just a piece of something that's out 
there, and it's tumbling so that it gives you an 
occulting reflection. No field at all for it, but 
it's moving in approximately the same velocity that 
we are. 

0k 10 33 02 CC Ken, in reference to your observations of Crater 

King, we got some ideas about those swirls that 
are northwest of King. And we'd like for you to 
get a comparison of those with the swirls of Ibn 
Yunus. And I wonder if those also have topographic 
expression? 

0k 10 33 27 CMP Okay. I'm too - I'll have to do that some other 

time, because today I'm too far south to see those 
things up by Ibn Yunus. I can just barely see up 
to Neper. 

0k 10 33 39 CC Roger. 

0k 10 33 1+3 CMP But we sure need to keep that in mind. 

0k 10 33 U6 CC And another thing you might be thinking about if 

you get an opportunity on some round Is to get us 
a description of the area north of Crater King, 
including the Soviet Mountains. 



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Oh 10 33 58 CMP Yeah. I was thinking of looking at that. I real! 

hadn't planned to spend much time on King this 
time. I was going to just kind of look at the - 
look at the ole crater there. But, got so inter- 
ested in it that - it looked like there's another 
crater that's just to the east of King that has, 
say, a little bisected, central feature just like 
King. You know the thing that makes that - that 
little Y-shape. And it looks the same way. That' 
kind of - kind of interesting, I thought. 

Ok 10 3*+ kk CC Yeah. I guess we hadn't seen that in the photos. 

Ok 10 1*1 58 CMP I guess, Hank, I ought to be passing Flamsteed now 

Ok 10 1+2 05 CC Roger. That looks right. 

0l+ 10 k2 12 CMP It's really impressive how much you can see in the 

dark. 

Oh 10 k2 27 CMP I don't believe you can see as much now as you 

could last night. Of course, partly we're -I'm 
higher now than I was when I looked at it last 
night. And the Earth is noticeably smaller, so 
I guess it's getting - it's losing it's reflective 
ability rather rapidly. 

0k 10 1+2 52 CC Roger. 

0k 10 1+2 55 CMP I was also very impressed with the way you could 

see the - the LM outline in earthshine. That was 
something I had not anticipated. Last night as 
we came across - well let me see what it was - it 
starts with an H - over on the western rim. 
Hevelius. Yeah. We drove across that last night, 
and you could really see the floor patterns in 
that beautifully. 

0k 10 kk 1+9 CMP Okay, Hank. Let's see. I owe you a crew status 

report from this morning. Right? 

0k 10 1+1+ 56 CC Roger. 

0l+ 10 1+5 00 CMP Okay. Let's see if I can give you that thing now. 

0k 10 1+5 30 CMP Okay, Alfa 1, 220*+7; Alfa 3, 6; Alfa k, negative. 

Bravo 1, 1501+1+ ; Bravo 3, 6; Bravo 1+, negative. 
Charlie 1, 21095;" Charlie 3, 7; Charlie 1+, 1 Secont 



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0U 10 1+6 2h CC We copy, Ken. 

Ok 10 1+6 28 CMP Okay. Now I'm going to try to go down the menus 

here. We're looking for day k. Is that correct? 

Ok 10 1+6 1+2 CC Affirmative. 

Ok 10 1+6 1+8 CMP Okay. On commander, meal A, you. can delete the 

mixed fruit, and meal B, you can delete pea soup; 
mean C, delete chicken stew and add a chocolate 
pudding. For me, you can take meal A and delete 
the mixed~fru.it. You can delete the bread and 
jelly. On Bravo, you can delete the pea soup, 
meatballs. On Charlie, you can delete the chicken 
stew, and I guess that takes care of those things. 
The reason for so many of these - we all deleted 
these canned things, "because we got them all over 
the spacecraft last time, and we decided that we 
really couldn't afford to do that again. 

0k 10 1+8 13 CC Roger. We copy. 

0k 10 1+8 18 CMP Okay. And let me find Charlie's here. 

0l+ 10 1+9 02 CMP Okay. Here's Charlie's. And on meal A, you can 

delete mixed fruit and jelly. Meal B, you can 
delete sugar cookies. Meal C, you can delete the 
pudding and the chocolate "bar. 



0U 10 1+9 26 CC Roger. Copy. 

0l+ 10 51 01 CMP Now we're coming across Hevelius again, and I can 

see Grimaldi and a couple of fractures that go 
across its rim. You can really see a lot of detail 
here. You can see the rilles, you can see - as 
everybody pointed out, the - they look like ribbons 
that are just dropped down, and they go all the 
way across the crater like Hevelius. And it looks 
like they go out from . . . , and they come down - 
in fact , they go all the way down to Grimaldi . 
And just before they get to Grimaldi, they run into 
a crater. And it looks like they might have been 
: filled a little bit. In fact, it looks the same 

way that some of the rilles that dot the Fra Mauro, 
look like they've been filled in. Then there is a 
very smooth patch that's lined up with this graben 
that runs from there to Grimaldi. No, I'm sorry. 



Tape TO /2k 
Page 53*+ 



I'm calling Riccioli, Grimaldi . The crater I'm 
talking about now is Riccioli, and it's got quite 
a few fractures that run out . And it looks like a 
flow pattern. It looks just like looking down on 
a - on a long tongue of lava like we've seen ter- 
restrially. I don't mean to infer that there is 
lava, but I'm just saying that it has the same 
appearance. It is coming out of the northeastern 
corner of Riccioli. And it has what looks like 
little ripple jpatterns on it, like you'd expect 
for flow bands, but they aren't quite as arcuate, 
and they don't take quite the same - the same con- 
centric pattern that you'd expect from a flow front. 
But this little crater coming down from Hevelius - 
the rille it comes down to there and then it hits 
the crater, and then it gets a very, very smooth 
spot. And then it runs in and you can see contin- 
uations of these lineaments right on across Riccioli. 

Ok 10 53 07 CC Roger, That sounds real interesting. 

Ok 10 53 11 CMP Riccioli has quite a few elongate little craters 

around it. Several of them that are - elongate - 
and one of them is quite long. I'd say it's maybe 
- it's curved and looks like it's maybe 10 kilo- 
meters long. And it has just a slight arc to it. 
But, it is a very elongate feature. Now, we are 
moving into material that's very hilly and I don't 
see a lot of small craters. I don't see a lot of 
bright ones. You can see bright rims in here quite 
well. The things that do stand out to the west of 
Riccioli are the very dramatic cross cutting graben- 
type rilles. They cross, in one place here, almost 
90 degrees to each other. Looks like I am looking 
at a very subdued old basin. And, these things 
go across the hills and right on across the basin 
floor. And, I'm not sure, but I would guess that 
some of these things - other lineaments I am 
seeing - they're running toward the northeast or 
more than likely things coming out of Orientale. 
I should be coming in towards the outer rim of the 
Orientale Basin. You get the same kind of impression 
of - at the terminator when the earthshine runs out 
as you do when sunshine runs out. The only thing 
it's different is you don't - you don't get to see 
quite as much of the - everything is a lot more 
subdued. And, you don't get shadows that are 
nearly as long. Or, at least not as bright. 



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There's also, running down here - there is one 
ridge and I am sure I am looking in a ridge instead 
of a graben. I've got grabens and cut it. But this 
thing has a bright line on it that looks like a 
ridge that runs northeast, southwest along with 
some of the graben. And, it seems it's one of the 
first big ridges I've seen that cuts up over a 
highlands clump of material. That's all just to 
the - Just to the west of Riccioli. 

Oh 10 55 29 CC Roger. Copy. 

Ok 10 55 35 CC Ken, we have 

Oh 10 55 36 CMP Okay, Houston, we are getting ready to - - 

Oh 10 55 1+2 CC Ken, we've got your Flight Plan here 

Oh 10 55 h3 CMP Go ahead, we're ready for LOS, so 

Oh 10 55 Vf CMP Okay. Do you have time to read it to me? 

Ok 10 55 50 CC I think so; if you are ready to copy. 

0U 10 55 56 CMP All right. Can you tell me where I should start? 

Olt 10 56 00 CC Okay. LOS will be at 107:02. Approx 

Oh 10 56 07 CMP Okay. Should I be in the Flight Plan or should 

1 be writing in something separate? 

Oh 10 56 11 CC I think you better write In something separate. 

Oh 10 56 17 CMP Okay, stand by. Okay, shoot. 

Oh 10 56 20 CC Okay. 107:02 LOS. And approximately 107:10 - 

approximately 8 minutes after LOS, configure DSE - 
stop HIGH BIT RATE, COMMAND RESET, FORWARD. 
107:21, sunrise. 107:25, 0 2 HEATERS 1 and 2, AUTO. 

0 2 HEATERS, three, OFF. 107:38, IMAGE MOTION, 

INCREASE. Barber "pole, plus 3. ~ ICTV'Uo'T aOS, 
107:57, PAN CAMERA, STANDBY - STEREO, POWER. 
107:58, 13 - This is your T-start . PAN CAMERA, 
OPERATE. MASS SPECTROMETER, ION SOURCE, ON. At 
the same time - right after you get the PAN CAMERA. 



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IO6 :0L, IMAGE MOTION, INCREASE, barber pole, plus U. 
T-stop. 108:28:13 - that's also T-stop for the 
mapping camera, which read up - I read that up to 
you earlier. It's PAN CAMERA, STANDBY at T-stop. 
PAN CAMERA, OFF MSFN cue. MAPPING CAMERA, OFF 
(T-stop). Wait 30 seconds. MAPPING CAMERA, 
STANDBY. IMAGE MOTION, OFF. LASER ALTIMETER, OFF. 
MAPPING CAMERA, RETRACT. MAPPING CAMERA LASER 
ALTIMETER COVER, CLOSED. 108:U0, MASS SPEC, DEPLOY. 
GAMMA RAY, DEPLOY. 108:50, return to the Flight 
Plan, at last. And pick up with the P20 and follow 
on with those activities through you presleep 
checklist and - I've already - "the only thing dif- 
ferent there is I've already given you PDI-26 pad. 

Oil 11 00 21 CMP Outstanding. You guys really do good work. Okay, 

1 think I've got everything here. I didn't have 
any questions about it. You want me - How much 
time do we have? I don't know whether it's worth 
trying to read back or not? 

0k 11 00 36 CC Okay, we've got 2 minutes to LOS. You don't have 

to read back. I think - - 

0k 11 00 1+2 CMP Okay, here goes. 107:02, LOS. 107:10, configure 

DSE - stop HIGH BIT RATE, COMMAND RESET, FORWARD . 
21 is sunrise; 25, 0 2 heaters, 1 and 2 to AUTO. 

0 2 HEATERS tank, three, off. 38, IMC, INCREASE; 

barber pole, plus 3. U8, AOS; 57, PAN, STANDBY ' - 
STERO and POWER. 58, 13 - PAN CAMERA to OPERATE; 
MASS SPEC ION SOURCE, ON. 0^, that's 108:0*+, 
IMC to barberpole, plus k . 28, 13, T-stop for 
PAN CAMERA to STANDBY and MAPPING CAMERA to OFF. 
Thirty seconds, then to STANDBY, IMC, OFF. LASER 
ALTIMETER, OFF; MAPPING CAMERA, RETRACT. MAPPING 
CAMERA COVER, CLOSED. At 108:U0, MASS SPEC to 
GAMMA RAY to DEPLOY. 108:50, return to the Flight 
Plan. 

0U 11 01 32 CC Good readback, Ken. 

0k 11 01 37 CMP Okay. Outstanding. 



0k 11 01 1+2 CC 



Okay, we got less than a minute to go. Stu will 
see you on the other side. 



Ol+ 11 01 59 CMP 

Ok 11 02 05 CC 

Ok 11 kl XX 

Ok 11 52 32 CMP 

0U 11 52 3k CC 

Ok 11 52 39 CMP 

Ok 11 52 h5 CC 

OH 11 52 53 CMP 

11 53 33 CC 

Ok 11 53 51 CMP 



01+ 11 5k 20 CC 

Ok 11 55 33 CC 

Ok 11 55 kl CMP 

OU 11 55 *+9 CC 

OU 11 56 10 CMP 



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All right, Hank. Thank you very much. You've done 
a good day's work. See you tomorrow evening. 

Roger . 



BEGIN LUNAR REV l8 



Houston, are you there? 

Roger, Casper. Houston standing by. 

Well, hello there. 

And, Casper. We'd like you to have - go back to 
REACQ on the high gain, please. 

Okay. Every time I try that it looks like it does 
worse. Well, it's holding in there this time, I 
guess . 

And, Ken, Sometime, at your convenience, we'd like 
to have you push on your biomed sensors . Getting 
a little noise on the data. Just like to see 
something cleared up. 

Okay. I'll get to that in just a minute. I'm 
flapping right now with some - trying to make up the 
things we missed here. And I just finished putting 
most of Sharonov and Mendeleev on magazine November 
November. And I'll try to pick up the one that ... 
if you'll tell me I can do it on November November. 

Okay, stand by. 

And, Casper. Could you give us a frame number on 
November November. 

Okay. How about - ah - 1U5? 

Okay, 1U5. I believe that. 

And, don't let me forget things like this pan 
camera thing coming up, because I am sitting here 
getting camera set up. I am going to try to get 
the earthshine sequence in this trip, too. 



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'Oh 11 56 23 CC Okay. Roger. We'll give you a call. 

Oh 11 56 1*3 CC And, Ken, it's about time now. Within the next 

15 seconds or so, if you want to get the PAN 
CAMERA, STANDBY STEREO on POWER. 

0U 11 56 5h CMP Okay, thank you, sir. STANDBY, STEREO , POWER . 

You've got it. 

Oh 11 57 00 CC Roger. 

01+ 11 57 06 CMP Well, I'll tell you. Just a little reminder like 

that can go a long ways toward getting something 
done in here. 

Oh 11 57 13 CC Jolly good. We'll try to please. 

0l+ 11 57 *+5 CC Okay, Ken, you're 30 seconds from the T-start time 

on the pan camera. 

Oh 11 57 56 CMP Okay. 

01+ 11 58 05 CC Ten seconds, Ken. 

Oh 11 58 15 CMP And, you've got it. 

0U 11 58 17 CC Okay. Roger - - 

Oh 11 58 19 CMP Barber pole in gray and away she goes. 

Olt 11 58 20 CC Very good and ION SOURCE, ON. 

0k 11 58 27 CMP ION SOURCE, ON. 

0k 11 58 28 CMP MARK. 

Oil 11 58 32 CC Okay. And, Ken, on those last November November, 

we'll give you 30 frames on that one. 

Oh 11 58 1+5 CMP Okay. I guess it was scheduled for another maga- 

zine, but I just don't have time to change it. 

01+ 11 59 00 CC No sweat. You got 30. 

0l+ 11 59 02 CMP Okay. That should be plenty. And, I got the maga- 

zine XX loaded in the Hycon, and I am ready to go 
to work on that as soon as we get in the darkness. 



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Well, may"be that von't work, because I guess you 
got a P52 and things coming for me. 

11 59 17 CC Stand by on that. 



TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 71/1 
Page 5Ul 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Oh 12 00 15 CDR-IM Tony, you guys missed it by about 10 minutes. 

The RCS REG A light just came on. 

1 SEPARATE , SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 

OU 11 59 16 CC Stand by on that, Ken. 

Oh 11 59 30 CC Okay, Ken, what we'd like for you to do after ^ 

this Sunside pass, after you finish up here, is 
to get a good night's sleep. We're not showing 
you anything scheduled after that. 

Oh 11 59 U6 CMP Okay, I thought there was a P52 or something I 

was supposed to get as soon as it got dark. 
I'll - I can sneak that in there, too. I hate 
to see us miss very much of the things that we 
almost did. 

Oh 12 00 00 CC No, Ken. This - It's not scheduled. The last 

thing you need to - - 

Oh 12 00 02 CMP Well . . . 

Oh 12 00 03 CC do is 108 plus 50, where you go in to do the 

activities there in the flight plan; you go right 
into the presleep checklist and we'll see you in 
the morning. 

Oh 12 00 18 CMP Oh, okay. Outstanding. Very good. Thank you. 

Oh 12 00 22 CC Roger. 

Oh 12 02 09 CC Okay, Casper, if we can have the HIGH GAIN to 

AUTO; please, sir. 

Oh 12 02 16 CMP You've got it. 

Oh 12 02 21 CC Okay. 

Ok 12 02 35 CMP Can you look in your plotboard and tell me 

approximately what my longitude is right now? 



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Oh 12 02 CC Oh, Ken, it's probably about TO East, something 

like that. You're just coming across the western 
rim of Symthii there. 

0*1 12 03 03 CMP Okay, good enough. 

Ok 12 03 kk CMP Yes, here Gomes our old friend, Langrenus. 

0k 12 0k 03 CC Okay, Ken, we need barber pole ... 

Oil 12 0U 05 CMP I guess you need a little barber pole, don't you? 

Okay, that should be 1 plus what we have. 

Oil 12 06 2l| CMP Hey, Stu, if I put 30 frames on this Crozier, 

I won't get that first strip of Kant -Andel. 
You think about doing away with the intervalometer 
and taking the pictures with less overlap and try 
to squeeze it all onto this one mag? 

Oil 12 06 Ii6 CC Okay, stand by. Let's take a look at that, Ken. 

0k 12 06 51 CMP Okay, I got a couple of minutes before I start. 

Oil 12 06 55 CC Okay. 

0k 12 0? 29 CMP Oh. 

OU 12 08 07 CC Okay, Ken, you can go ahead and disregard the 

intervalometer and try to get them both on that 
same mag. 

Oil 12 08 17 CMP Okay, thank you very much. I'm all set up to 

come up on Crozier. 

Oil 12 08 23 CC Okay. 

Oil 12 15 111 CMP Well, it looks like I ran out anyhow. I got 165 

and the magazine's empty, and I just finished the 
strip of Crozier. 

Oil 12 15 5!+ CC Okay, I copy that. 

0k 12 16 21 CMP That's on magazine November November. 

Ok 12 16 26 CC Okay. 



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Ok 12 16 30 CMP And I'll go see if I can get Papa Papa out here 

real fast. 

Ok 12 IT 16 CMP Okay, Papa Papa is out and loaded. I'll try to 

pick up Descartes to An del with. it. 

01+ 12 17 2k CC Roger. 

Ok 12 22 07 CMP Stu, .there is a definite textural similarity 

between the material or the bright spot by 
Descartes Crater and the things around Stone 
Mountain. However, it is a lighter albedo. It's 
a shade lighter and the line of demarcation seems 
to come along the long crater. 

Oh 12 22 38 CC Okay. We got that. 

Ok 12 23 k8 CMP And another strange sight over here, I think 

it's An del, that's where I'm supposed to be 
ending the strip. But there's another crater 
here that looks like it's flooded, except this 
same flooded material seems to run up on the 
outside. You can see a definite patch of this 
stuff that's run down inside an old crater. And 
that material at least lays on top of it, but it 
lays on top of things that are outside and higher. 
It's a very strange operation. I guess we'll 
have to wait and let someone that knows what they're 
talking about look at the pictures. 

0^ 12 2k 25 CC All righty, Ken. Sounds real interesting. 



Ok 12 2k 31 CMP Man, this is unbelievable. It's really something. 

Everywhere you turn, there's something new. And 
let's see if we can get in the old SS on Ptolemaeus 
here. 

Ok 12 26 13 CMP Well, I'll tell you what. I'm going to have to 

skip Ptolemaeus. The terminator is still on the 
rim. 

Ok 12 26 22 CC Okay. 

Ok 12 26 23 CMP Just for kicks, though, I'm going to show you one 

on frame SS that is really fascinating. And I'm 
Just on the eastern rim of Ptolemaeus. I mentioned 
it last time. I'm going to take a little strip of 
these. 



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Oh 12 26 hh CMP And then see if I can get - yeah, that ought to 

he good enough. Okay, I took - I took it up to 
20 frames, and I used about five of these on SS. 
And what I took it of was - This material that's 
on the eastern rim of Ptolemaeus has the same 
textural appearance in the - low that we saw in 
the Descartes formation, that being the stuff 
coming from the crater Descartes running north 
yesterday. An entirely different appearance than 
the rest of the terrain in the low Sun. I think 
there may be some interesting comparison there. 

Ok 12 27 32 CC Okay, Ken. Got that. And you're approaching 

30 seconds to - the 

Oh 12 27 h2 CMP Okay, going to end up pan camera off here 

somewhere . 

Oh 12 27 1+5 CC Roger;, on my mark, you'll be 25 seconds. 

Oh 12 27 1+9 CC MARK. And, Ken, just turn the cameras off there. 

Then, before you continue on with those steps, I 
want to say something about those procedures on 
down at the bottom. I'm showing 6-7 seconds. 

Oh 12 28 08 CMP Okay. 
Oh 12 28 lh CC And - 

0U 12 28 15 CC MARK. I show T-stop. That's the pan camera and 

mapping camera. 

Oh 12 28 18 CMP Okay, they are STANDBY and OFF. I'll wait 30 

seconds before I take the IMAGE MOTION, OFF. Hey, 
thank you, Stu, that was a big help. 

Oh 12 28 30 CC Roger. And - I would - We're going to delete, on 

those procedures there, the MAPPING CAMERA, RETRACT; 
and the MAPP ING CAMERA / LASER ALTIMETER COVER, . _ 
• CLOSE. We're going to leave those out all night, 
' and we'll have a - a plan tomorrow on how we're 
. • going to handle the mapping camera. 



Oh 12 28 51 CMP 



Okay. You do want the LASER, OFF, though. Is 
that correct? 



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| OU 12 28 55 CC 

I OU 12 29 02 CMP 

j Ol* 12 29 08 CC 

|oH 12 29 18 CC 

\0k 12 29 30 CMP 

\0k 12 29 36 CC 

\0k 12 30 03 CMP 



That's affirmative 



\0k 12 30 23 CC 

pU 12 30 29 CMP 

OU 12 30 35 CC 

pit 12 30 39 CMP 

OU 12 30 h3 CC 

loU 12 32 28 CC 

pit 12 32 31 CMP 

OU 12 32 33 CC 

OU 12 32 35 CMP 

OU 12 32 36 CC 



Okay, the LASER is OFF now. The MAPPING CAMERA 
going to STANDBY and the IMAGE MOTION is coming 
OFF. 

Jolly good. 

And, Ken, a couple of other items. We're going 
to let the bat A charge all night, so we'll just 
leave that as is . 

Okay. Those batteries kinda put in a day's work, 
too, today. 

Roger. 

Okay, I see that we're going to have AOS on the 
next pass before we get - before the sleep period 
starts, so I think I'll wait and give you my film 
summary at AOS, if that's okay. It'll take me 
that long to sort it all out, I'm afraid. 

That's okay, Ken. 

All I was planning to give you was how much was 
left in each mag. 

Say again, Ken. 

All I was planning to give you, Stu was how much 
is left in each magazine. 

Hey, that's jolly. 

And Casper; Houston. 

Okay. 

Okay I got a couple of things. 
Go ahead. 

Ken, one is we would like to delete that film 
status report. We would like for you to start 
your rest period just as soon as you can after ^ 
LOS and let us pick up any talking about the film 
or anything like that for tomorrow. 



Tape 71/6 
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Oh 12 32 5l+ CMP Oh, very well. You is the boss. 

Oh 12 33 00 CC And another thing, we're noticing indications here 

2 

that your screens - on your 0 return hoses and 
also the suit circuit return valve. You might 
take a look at those tonight and see if they need 
a little cleaning. 

0U 12 33 18 CMP Okay, I've been cleaning the suit circuit return 

screen every night and it's been getting pretty 
dirty, so I'll check it again today and the other 
hoses, I've got a - since I didn't have a screen 
for the inlets , I capped the inlets and just used 
the outlets to keep stuff from - We got so much 
junk here, I didn't want to get stuff inside the 
hoses down through the suit fans and to clog up 
the other filters - - 

01+ 12 33 ^3 CC Okay. 

Ok 12 33 hh CMP - - So I put the interconnects on the inlets and 

just let the air "blow out of the hoses and take 
it all in through the suit circuit return. That 
might give you a little higher pressure rise. 



Oh 12 33 57 CC Okay, we - we concur with the configuration and - 

but we have noticed the Og flow creeping up 

slowly, indicating that it would probably need a 
little housecleaning on that screen. 

Oh 12 3h 10 CMP Yes, sir; thank you very much. I'll catch that 

baby. 

Oh 12 3^ 13 CC Okay. 

Oh 12 3h 15 CMP I'll tell you, this is - A man shouldn't get paid 

for doing this . 

Oh 12 3h 20 CC Yes, it really sounds great, Ken. I think - I 

think the difference in the Earth crescent sure 
must make a difference, the way you're talking 
of earthshine versus the way I saw it. 



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Ok 12 3k 32 CMP Oh, it's fantastic. You can see the whole thing. 

It's really something. I'm going to try that - 
that's the reason I wanted to try and get these 
earthshine pictures in this time before the Earth 
gets any smaller. Because it really isn't nearly 
as dramatic tonight as it was "last night, and I 
don't know whether that's the altitude or what. 

Ok 12 35 01 CMP But if I - let's see, we want to run these booms 

out and what else? Got to turn the PAN CAMERA, 
OFF. Okay, if you'll give me a call on those. 

Ok 12 35 11 CC Roger. I'm watching for you on the boom deploy, 

Ken. You got a little less than 5 minutes. 

0l* 12 35 20 CMP Okay, I'll - You know something else that I'm not 

real Bure about. It sure looks to me as though 
the earthshine is not as bright on this mare. I 
guess it's just this mare that's over around Fra 
Mauro and so forth is just darker, and maybe it's 
my night adaptation that hasn't taken affect yet, 
but I got the distinct impression that that 
band's [?] a lot brighter when you get over to the 
western limb . 

Ok 12 35 52 CC Okay, got that, Ken. 

Ok 12 35 57 CMP I don't think I understand that. 

0 1+ 12 36 17 CMP I tell you, I thought this was kind of appropriate 

here. A few minutes ago, I was playing Berlioz' 
Symphonie Fantastique and looking at this fan- 
tastic sight and floating along here, and it's 
just unbelievable it's so much fun. 

Ok 12 36 31 CC Yes, it sure sounds like it; in fact, we were 

catching a little of your music occ^onally_there , 
Didn't sound as good as (laughter) "Ridin Old 
Paint", but I guess it'll do. 

0l+ 12 36 1+7 CMP Well, I've been listening to "Old Paint" kind of 

music for 3 days of PTC. But it was good "Old 
Paint," I'll have to admit. I enjoyed it. 



Ok 12 37 12 CC And, Casper; Houston. 

Ok 12 37 15 CMP Go ahead. 



Tape 71/8 
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12 37 19 CC Okay, would - What we'd like to do now, Ken, is 

go ahead and put out the booms now and, as soon 
as you have them out, go ahead and start the - 
start your P20 running right now. It looks like 
we might be cramped a little bit to get your up- 
links in, so we want to make sure that we get - 
all of the up-links completed here. 

Ok 12 37 kk CMP Okay. In other words, you want me to cancel the 

earthshine? 

Oh 12 37 52 CC Yes, that's what we are saying, Ken. We're just 

afraid we might be cutting it kind of tight on the 
up- link. 

Oh 12 38 00 CMP All right, that's in work. 

Oh 12 38 02 CC Okay. 

0l+ 12 38 51 CC Okay, Ken, and we can take the PAN CAMERA POWER 

to OFF. The lens is stowed. 

Oil 12 38 58 CMP Okay. PAH CAMERA POWER is OFF. 

Oh 12 39 02 CC Okay. 

0U 12 1+0 27 CMP Okay, and I guess I might as well go ahead and 

put the booms out, hadn't I? 

0U 12 ho 31 CC Roger. We'd - we'd like to have those out and, 

as soon as you complete that, let's go ahead and 
do the - go into the P20 that we're showing at 
108 plus 50. Let's don't wait for that. 

Oh 12 1+0 h6 CMP Okay, I'm already going there. 



OU 12 1+0 1+7 CC Oh, okay. 

0l+ 12 1+0 1+9 CMP I'm doing a manual roll to get over there and spin 

it around. 

0l+ 12 1+0 5l+ CC Okay, very good. 

0l+ 12 1+1 06 CMP And I guess I'd like to have a SIM bay configura- 

tion - what - what you think I should have at the 
end of - while I get ready to go to bed, what 
mechanical and electrical status, and let me cross- 
check it to make sure I haven't forgotten something. 



Tape 71/9 
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Ok 


12 


1+1 


22 


CC 


Okay. We'll get that for you. 


Oh 


12 


1+2 


02 


CMP 


Holy smokes . 


U<+ 


Iff 


1+5 06 


OL 


And uasper , nousxon. we ve gox x.n.a.T, dim Day 
configuration when you're ready. 




12 


^5 


13 


CMP 


Okay, go ahead. 




12 


^5 15 


CC 


Okay, it is your normal sleep configuration, with 
a change in the first digit of the top line. 
We're going to change that 0 to a 1. You 
will now have a configuration, minus 11111; 
second line is normal, 01222. 


Oil 


12 




4U 


CMP 


Okay, minus all Is; 01222. Thank you, sir. 


Oh 


12 


h5 


1+1+ 


CC 


Roger. And we'd like - - 


Oh 


12 


h5 


1+5 


CMP 


And just looked at the inlet screens and you're 
right, they're - Go ahead. 


All 




h5 


50 




Okay, I copied your — your hit on the screens and 
we'd like B/D ROLL for sleep tonight. 




12 


1+6 


00 


CMP 


Okay, you'd like to do a B/D ROLL. Okay. How 
does the general RCS picture look? 


Oh 


12 


1+6 


10 


CC 


We're in - we're in good shape, Ken. We're down 
a little on the Flight Plan, but we're riding 
168 above the above the red line. We're - On 
the Flight Plan, we're down a minus 133. 


Oh 


12 


1+6 


32 


CMP 


Okay. 


Oh 


12 


1+6 


35 


CC 


And 


Oh 


12 


h6 


36 


CMP 


Eventful afternoon. 


Oh 


12 


1+6 


1+0 


CC 


It'll all get done. You're doing a great job, Ken 


Oh 


12 


1+6 


1+9 


CMP 


Well, I'm just real sorry about that delay this 
afternoon. I wish I had known more about it. 



I'd already decided that if it was - if it was 
just oscillatory and stable, I was going to take 



Tape 71/10 
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Ok 12 1+7 07 CC Yes; well, I tell you, the - the traces on those 

up to the time that you turned off the gimbal 
motors were just a classic divergent curve, right 
out of the textbook. 

Ok 12 1+7 19 CMP Yes. Yes, I couldn't believe it when I saw that 

thing. Thought I was hack in Floody's simulator. 

Ok 12 1+7 32 CC Yes , I think there has been a lot of people talk- 

ing about SIM sup today. Wish we could just 
forget this one. 

Ok 12 1+7 1+3 CC But, hey, I got a couple other reminders here 

while we're chatting. I'd like to remind you on 
your presleep checklist that we'll not bump up 
the cabin tonight. 

0l+ 12 1+7 55 CMP Okay, thank you. 

0l+ 12 1+8 18 CC And, Ken, a couple other - or one other item 

here, you might get a leg up on your presleep 
checklist and check the OPTICS POWER, OFF, at 
your convenience. 

Ok 12 1+8 3l+ CMP Okay, I'll get that stuff in just a minute. 

0l+ 12 1+8 38 CC Okay, I wasn't trying to hurry you, I just wanted 

to toss in a little reminder there. 

Ok 12 1+8 1+5 CMP Yes, thank you. I think I left it on last night. 

Ok 12 1+8 50 CC That isn't what I was trying to say, Ken. 

0l+ 12 1+8 56 CMP (Laughter) Well, you know what was going on last 

night and this morning. Everything you said was 
true. I got a garbage can in here that's bigger 
than me. 

0l+ 12 1+9 10 CC Roger. 

Ok 12 50 20 CC And we'd like to have Omni Charlie now, Ken; and, 

when you get to attitude, you can reacquire with 
high gain. 



Ql+ 12 50 28 CMP 



Okay. Hey, that is better. 



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Oh 12 51 25 CMP Hey, Stu, I kinda turned the - Hank off this 

morning when he tried to give us a - SIM hay- 
status report, hecause it just wasn't - this 
morning wasn't a convenient time, hut I'd he very 
happy to hear one of those tomorrow to see what 
people are finding out. 

Oh 12 51 ^3 CC Okay. We'll give you a good one tomorrow. 

Oh 12 52 00 CC Okay, Ken. Just at this appearance, it appears 

that everything is swinging along all right with 
them, but we'll have you a good scientific read- 
out on it tomorrow. 

Oh 12 52 13 CMP All righty. 

Oh 12 52 ty? CMP Hank said something about a - about the clock 

update. Are we going to do that tomorrow or 
tonight? 

Oh 12 52 57 CC That'll be done tomorrow, Ken. What we'd really 

like for you to do is get to - get to resting. 
Go into your sleep period just as soon as you can 
here . 

0U 12 53 12 CMP Roger; I'm working on the presleep checklist now. 

0l+ 12 53 15 CC Okay. 

0l* 12 58 28 CC Casper, Houston. Would you give us the high gain 

just as soon as you can and go ACCEPT. 

Oh 12 59 h3 CC Okay, Casper, if you'd give us WIDE BEAMWIDTH and 

ACCEPT, please. We're about a minute and a half 
from LOS. 

Oh 12 59 56 CMP Okay, you've got ACCEPT. You want WIDE and AUTO 

or what on BEAM? 

0U 13 00 03 CC Roger. That's WIDE and AUTO, Ken. 

Oh 13 00 3h CC Okay. Ken, if you can read, we'd like for you to 

go back to BLOCK and - and load your jet monitor 
routine manually. 



Tape 71/12 
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Oh 13 39 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 19 

Oh 13 1+8 01 CMP Houston, Casper. 

Oh 13 1+8 Oh CC Casper, Houston. Go ahead. 

Oh 13 1+8 15 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

0l+ 13 1+8 29 CMP Houston, Casper. 

0l+ 13 1+8 31 CC Go ahead, Casper. 

0l+ 13 1+8 1+5 CC Go ahead, Casper. This is Houston. 

OU 13 1+9 27 CC Casper, Houston. How do you read now? 

Oh 13 1+9 33 CMP Loud and clear, Don. 

01+ 13 1+9 35 CC Okay. 

Oh 13 1+9 39 CMP Okay, I'm ready to give you ACCEPT. 

01+ 13 1+9 1+3 CC Okay. Go ACCEPT. We're ready to up-link. 

0l+ 13 1+9 51 CMP Okay, standing "by. And I'd like to verify the 

cryo configuration with you and make sure that - 
I'll leave a battery A on charge overnight. 
There's no lithium canister change tonight and it 
looks like when you get the up-link in and I give 
you a VERB fh, we'll be through. 

0l+ 13 50 16 CC I believe that's right. Stand by 1. 

OU 13 51 55 CC Casper, Houston. We - we concur with battery A, 

will stay on charge all night. There's no Li OH 
change. And on the cryo configuration, the 0^ 

and E tanks 1 and 2, auto; tank 3, off. 

Oh 13 52 20 CMP Okay. That's just what we have. 

Oh 13 52 2h CC Roger. 



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OU 13 57 09 CC Casper, Houston. We need an E-MOD and you can turn 

in for tonight. 

Oh 13 57 18 CMP Okay. She's coining at you, bit by bit. 

0^ 13 57 28 CC Roger. 

Oh 13 59 01 CC Okay, Casper. We recommend you go B/D BOLL, and 

that winds it up. 

Oh 13 59 12 CMP Yeah, thank you very much. 

0U Ik 00 07 CMP Okay, Don, I guess that's it. I'll see you folks 

tomorrow. 

Oh ih 00 10 CC Okeydoke, Casper. Pleasant dreams. 

Oh ih 00 17 CMP You must know somebody to get a shift like this. 

0U lU 00 20 CC Say again, Casper. 

Oh ih 00 25 CMP You must know somebody to end up with a shift like 

this . 

Oh ih 00 29 CC I'm afraid you're right. 

Oh ih 00 37 CMP Well, have lots of coffee anyhow. Good night. 

Oh ih 00 h0 CC Good night. 

i TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 

END OF TAPE 



Tape 72/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
0 ; i 15 38 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 20 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 73/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Qh 16 


32 


U5 


LMP- 


■LM 


Hello, Houston; Orion. Over. 


Oh 16 


32 


50 


CC 




Orion, Houston. Go ahead. 


c : > 16 


32 


57 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, you know, a bit ago we had a 



15 percent quantity. Is that what you guys were 
expecting? Over. 

qU 16 33 Ik CC That's affirm - that's affirmative. 

Ok 16 33 20 LMP-LM Okay. If y'all are happy, we'll ... and go back 

to sleep. 

Ok 16 33 26 CC Say again, Charlie. You're very garbled. 

Ok 16 33 3k LMP-LM Okay. If you guys are happy, we'll go back to 

sleep. * . 

Ok 16 33 50 CC All right, Charlie. We've got one circuit breaker 

we want you to open. Stand by a minute. The 
RENDEZVOUS RADAR, OPERATE , panel 11, row 3, under 
HEATERS. 

Ok 16 3k 09 LMP-LM Okay, we got it. Good night. 
Oh 16 3k 15 CC Roger. Thank you. 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 
Ok IT 36 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 21 

04 19 35 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 22 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 76/1 
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APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Ok 19 1+9 37 LMP-LM 

OU 19 50 19 LMP-LM 

Ok 19 50 21 CC 

Ok 19 50 28 LMP-LM 

Ok 19 50 35 CC 

Ok 19 50 51 LMP-LM 



OU 19 51 09 CC 

Ol4 19 51 18 LMP-LM 

Ok 19 51 ^9 LMP-LM 

04 19 51 5 1 * CC 

Ol+ 19 51 58 LMP-LM 



ok 19 52 58 CC 



Houston, Orion. 
Hello, Houston; Orion. 

Good morning, Charlie; it's nice to hear your 
voice . 

Nice to hear you guys. We're up. Did you guys 
have a site handover about 20 minutes ago? 

Hold on, I'll check. Okay; yes, I guess we did. 
Why, did you get keying there? 

Okay, you dr - Well, you dropped the up-link a 
little "bit - dropped the up-link in a big blast of 
static and - that's why I faked out the EKGs - 
that ' s why I faked out the EKG about 20 minutes 
ago. 

Okay. The docs over here say yeah, you did. 

Yeah. Okay. Let me give you - Stand by. 

Okay, Tony. If you're ready for the crew status 
report, I'll give it to you. 

Okay, we're ready; go ahead. 

Okay. For John on day 5, meal B; scratch the rye 
bread. He did not eat the rye bread. Ate every- 
thing else, and add a food stick into that also. 
For his - for my meal, I ate everything but the 
rye bread, and add a drink bag and a food stick. 
That's the EVA beverage. Add that and the food 
stick. For medication, John had none, and he got 
7-1/2 hours of good sleep. And for me, I had a 
Seconal and I slept for about 6-1/2 or 7 hours , I 
think; and it was real good. Over. 

Okay; we copy that. Sound real fine. You mean 
you got John to eat one of those food sticks? 



Ok 19 53 06 LMP-LM Believe it or not. 



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Ok 19 53 08 CC 

Ol+ 19 53 16 LMP-LM 

Oh 19 53 33 CC 

Oh 19 53 56 LMP-LM 

OU 19 5^ 05 CC 

04 19 55 02 CC 

Oh 19 55 22 LMP-LM 

0i+ 19 55 23 CC 



Oh 19 56 27 LMP-LM 



OU 19 56 5^ CC 



Outstanding . 

In fact, he was sleeping so great that we just 
had - I just woke him up just a second ago, as a 
matter of fact. I couldn't stand it any longer. 

Very good. Now you're right on the time line.-. 
It's wake up time. 

Houston, we're ready to copy our lift-off times. 
Over. 

Okay. Stand "by 1. 

Okay, Charlie. We've got the block data for the 
LM lift-off, LM Timeline Book. 

You speak. 

Okay. T-22, 116:29:51; T-23, 118:28:22; T-2U, 
120:26:55; T-25, 122:25:28; T-26, 12l*:2l*:00; T-27, 
126:22:32. This assumes GET update of 00:11:1*8, 
and Ken will be getting that update in about 2 
hours . 

Understand. Starting with the 22, 116 plus 29 
plus 51; 118 plus 28 plus 22; 120 plus 26 jlus 5',; 
122 plus 25 plus 28; 12k plus 2h plus 00; 126 plus 
22 plus 32 ; and then assume the GET update of 
11 minutes and 1*8 seconds for Casper. Over. 

Okay. That's a good readback. And we have an 
update to your Lunar Surface Checklist. 



0i+ 


19 


57 


03 


LMP-LM 


Go ahead. 


Oil 


19 


57 


05 


CC 


Okay; on 11-1. 


oh 


19 


57 


Ih 


LMP-LM 


Go ahead. 


oh 


19 


57 


15 


CC 


Okay; I guess we were too quick last night in 



crossing out that PRO, "Hold until standby light 
off." We'd like you to put that back in. 



Oh 19 57 27 LMP-LM 



Okay. Don't worry, we'd of done that. Thank you 
much . 



Tape 76/ 3 
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Ok 


19 


57 


32 


CC 




Okay; and then on page 11--2. 


ok 


19 


57 


kk 


LMP- 


■LM 


Stand "by. 


ok 


19 


57 


k5 


cc 




Okay. 


ok 


19 


57 


56 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


19 


57 


58 


cc 




Okay. Under that T , . update, we'd like to 
** ephemeris 

have the note. "T , . to he used only in the 
ephemeris 

event of LGC/CMC clock sync is required." And 
for the registers; Rl, 00011; R2, 133^6; R3, 25621 


ok 


19 


58 


38 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay; say Rl and R2 again. 


ok 


19 


58 


ko 


CC 




Okay; Rl , 00011; R2 , 1331+6. 


ok 


19 


59 


01 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay; note is "T , to he used only in event 
ephemeris 

of LGC/CMC clock sync." Rl, 00011; R2, 1331+6; 
R3, 25621. And that's what we got loaded, or is 
that what we'd load if we wanted to sync up? 


ok 


19 


59 


28 


CC 




Okay; that's what you'd have to load to sync up 
after they fix the CSM time. 


ok 


19 


59 


35 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay; thank you much. 


ok 


19 


59 


37 


CC 




Okay; and that's the end of that. And I'll brief 
you on the traverse whenever you're ready. 


ok 


1Q 


5Q 


1+2 


LMP- 


-LM 


Let John get on the comm. It'll he a couple of 
minutes. We're going into the eat period, and 
we'll give you a call while we're eating. 


ok 


1 Q 
■*-y 


Jy 




CC 




All rieht. 


ok 


20 


12 


1+6 


CDR- 


-LM 


Hello, Houston. Good morning. 


ok 


20 


12 


1+8 


CC 




Good morning, John. 


ok 


20 


12 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Did you work all night through, Tony? 


ok 


20 


12 


59 


CC 




No, no. I've - I've been home and sacked out. 


ok 


20 


13 


06 


CDR- 


-LM 


Good. Okay. Go ahead with your EVA stuff. 



Tape 76A 
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Ok 20 13 10 CC Okay. Wow these are the back room's "best guess. 

That Spook sampling may be compromised by that 
ray from South Ray that you described, and since 
we're mostly interested in local Cayley on EVA-1, 
you'll probably have to spend a little time trying 
to differentiate between secondaries coming in 
from South Ray and local material. You described 
most of the Ray material as being very angular. 
One of the clues may be rounded blocks , for local 
material. At Flag, again, you may have that same 
problem, since we couldn't see over there, we 
really couldn't tell, and we don't want you to feel 
bound to Plum Crater there at Flag; if there's 
another place on the rim of Flag where you're more 
likely to get local material, feel free to head 
for it. 

Ok 20 lk 15 CDR-LM Okay; will do. But the color of the ray material 

is a pretty good job; it's all right. 

Ok 20 lk 2k CC All right. And there's - and the LM site - - 

Ok 20 14 26 CDR-LM That is the way it 

0k 20 lk 29 CC I'm sorry, John; go ahead. 

0!+ 20 lk 35 CDR-LM It sure looked all white at . . . over there. 

0k 20 lk 39 CC Right. And I guess we'd like you to go ahead on 

a normal EVA - EVA-1 there, and not worry too much 
about the local blocks in the LM - ALSEP area. 
We'll try to pick them up at the end of EVA-1 or 
at station 10 in EVA-2. 

0k 20 lk 59 CDR-LM Roger. 

0k 20 15 01 CC And, again, on the traverse itself, we'll skip the 

TV getting out, since we won't have AC and all and 
the high gain, and so you don't have to worry about 
deploying the TV and tripod, and we'll leave the 
TV for Charlie when he gets the LCRU out. We will 
need a few more words during the ALSEP deploy or, 
correction - during the LRV deploy, since we won't 
be able to watch it. And, our best guess on an 
ALSEP area is still sort of northwest of you there, 
but it will be completely up to you; whatever looks 
best. And again, the use of the UV camera, 
we'll 



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Ok 20 15 k2 CDR-LM 

Ok 20 15 k3 CC 

Ok 20 15 hQ CDR-LM 

01+ 20 15 59 CC 

Oh 20 16 11 CDR-LM 

01+ 20 16 15 CC 

0l+ 20 16 25 CDR-LM 

OU 20 17 08 LMP-LM 



Ok 20 17 28 CC 

Ql+ 20 17 3k LMP-LM 

0.1+ 20 17 h2 CC 

Ok 20 17 51 LMP-LM 



0l+ 20 18 06 CC 

0l+ 20 1+2 16 CDR-LM 



Okay. 

We'll give you real -time updates on that. 

Okay. I guess we're going to have to put the UV 
a little closer to the vehicle "because of the cur- 
rent. Probably - probably won't make a lot of 
difference there. 

Okay. And if you guys are all for it and every- 
thing, we're still trying to crowd in three EVAs. 

What do you mean, are we all for it? (Laughter) 

Well, I just thought I'd give you a chance to 
vote - to put your vote in. 

I'm not for crowding it in, but let's do three of 
them! 

Tony, Charlie. Please pass on to the ALFMED PI in 
the Science Room that you can see those light 
flashes on the lunar surface just like translunar 
coast, and you can also see in the lunar orbit. 
During the sleep periods. Over. 

Okay, did you notice any change in frequency? 

They're about the same as the - they're less than 
that experiment we ran, but they were about the 
same as they were in lunar orbit. 

Okay; understand. They were less than in the 
experiment , but about the same as in orbit . 

Yes, and I think there was about, let me see, 
I maybe saw 10 before I went to sleep, and I think 
I got to sleep pretty fast. So, they aren't really 
too numerous , but you can see them. 

Okay, very good. 

Okay, Houston. We think we're down to 117:03 now. 
What time have you got? 



0U 20 1+2 25 CC 



I'm sorry, John. Say again? 



Tape 76/6 
Page 566 

Ok 20 1+2 28 CDR-LM I say, we're down to 117 hours and 3 minutes. 

We're ready to don suits. What time have you got? 

Ok 20 k2 36 CC 116:1+2. 

Ok 20 k2 38 CDR-LM Okay. We're going to go ahead and do it, with the 

understanding that when we get them donned and get 
the PLSS on, we'll he dressed and go ahead and get 
out, because we don't have a very good way to keep 
time in here. 



0^ 


20 


k2 


53 


CC 




Okay; understand. We do have a procedure here. 
We'd like for you to mess with your steerable 
antenna a little bit, there. 


01+ 


20 


1+3 


07 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, do you want to do that now? 


oh 


20 


1+3 


11 


CC 




If you're ready. 


Ok 


20 


k3 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


We're ready. 


ok 




k^ 


1 8 






UJ\ay. uircuiT/ ureeLKer pariej. duo J3 s q — -Diu^JJ 
MTEINA, closed. 


Ok 


20 


^3 


26 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's closed. 


ok 


20 


k3 


27 


CC 




Okay. Panel l6, on the C0MM, S-BAND ANTENNA , 
closed. 


ok 


20 


1+3 


35 


CDR- 


-LM 


Closed. 


ok 


20 


k3 


37 


cc 




DISPLAYS, closed. 


ok 


20 


1+3 


1+0 


CDR- 


-LM 


DISPLAYS , closed. 


ok 


20 


1+3 


1+1 


CC 




And HEATERS, S-BAND ANTENNA, closed. 


ok 


20 


1+3 


1+7 


CDR- 


-LM 


S-BAND ANTENNA HEATER breaker, closed. 


ok 


20 


1+3 




cc 




Okay. On the steerable manual controls, match 
the indicated angles. 


ok 


20 


1+3 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


20 


kk 


01 


cc 




Okay; the TRACK MODE to SLEW. 


ok 


20 


1+1+ 


ll+ 


CDR- 


-LM 


TRACK MODE to SLEW. 



Tape 76/7 
Page 567 



Ok 


20 


kk 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


Stand "by a second, please. 


ok 


20 


kk 


1+3 


LMP- 


-LM 


I think it might he working, John. It just - I 
just got a jump on my needle here. 


ok 


20 


kk 


51 


CDR- 


-LM 


On the yaw needle? 


ok 


20 


kk 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


Yes. It's always been stuck on 12 before, and noi 
it's on minus 75. But it doesn't look like it's 
75 out there. Of course, you don't know with the 
pitch. 


ok 




l+s 


J- V 




-LM 


n+rmr" what dn von want to do with it now. Houston' 


ok 


20 


1+5 


18 


cc 




Stand by 1 on that. We're working on another 
problem here. 


ok 


20 


^5 


28 


CDR- 


-LM 


Working another problem? 


ok 


20 


k5 


30 


CC 




Okay. We'd like you to close INVERTER 2 circuit 
breaker, and select INVERTER 2. 


ok 


20 


1+S 


1+0 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok - fi"U' vmi j?ot it? 


ok 


pn 


1+5 


1+1+ 




-TM 


Th what T was afraid of. Now it's back to 12 


ok 


PO 










fiVflv tjp ' 1 "1 Tirp^^ nn "wl+.h "hhp "nTo^PfiiiTe Viei^e . We 

\J X*.Cl V j W C .1- _r* ^ O u vll W J* W 11 Vl+v X'^ | .*li ^— ' iiv*j. ■ 1 " ' 

had the TRACK MODE to SLEW, set the PITCH control 
knob fully counterclockwise. 


ok 


20 


1+6 


02 


CDR- 


-LM 


It is. 


ok 


20 


1+6 


01+ 


CC 




Okay; TRACK MODE , OFF. 


ok 


20 


1+6 


10 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's OFF, 


ok 


20 


1+6 


12 


CC 




Okay, now set both PITCH and YAW knobs fully 
clockwise . 


ok 


20 


1+6 


21 


CDR- 


-LM 


It is. 


ok 


20 


1+6 


23 


CC 




Okay; go to TRACK MODE, SLEW. 


ok 


20 


k6 


31 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


20 


1+6 


32 


CC 




Let us know. 



Tape 76/8 



Pa{ 




568 










04 


20 


46 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


And the antenna didn't move. 


04 


20 


46 


39 


CC 




Okay; we understand. It did not move. 


ok 


20 


46 


45 


CDR- 


-LM 


Negative, either in pitch or yaw. 


ok 


20 


47 


02 


CC 




Okay. Look on your panel 16, and see if the 
S-BAND ANTENNA circuit breaker is open or closed. 


ok 


20 


kl 


10 


CDR- 


-LM 


It ' s closed. 


ok 


20 


hi 


24 


LMP- 


-LM 


What a hunch of hull. 


ok 


20 


hi 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


Doggone that . . . 


ok 


20 


kl 


36 


cc 




Okay; we're just going to back out of that pro- 
cedure. Let's go TRACK MODE, OFF. 


ok 


20 


kl 


48 


CDR- 


-LM 


... yaw then, Charlie. 


ok 


20 


kl 


51 


CC 




And match indicator to angles; TRACK MODE switch, 
SLEW. 


ok 


20 


48 


01 


CDR- 


-LM 


Tony, with the TRACK MOTjE to OFF, both indicators 
are minus 75- 


ok 


20 


48 


10 


CC 




Okay. 


ok 


20 


48 


20 


CC 




Okay. Set your PITCH at 180 and YAW at minus 12. 


ok 


20 


48 


32 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's set. 


ok 


20 


48 


35 


CC 




Okay. And go through, and we'll pull the circuit 
breakers that you have set for this procedure. 
That's on panel 11, S-BAND ANTENNA, CLOSED. Pull 
it open. 


ok 


20 


48 


48 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, it's open. 


04 


20 


4o 


49 


CC 




1 s~\ -y f f~\ n * TlTT^i ft UTI III: ITSTUT ft 

Okay. On lb, S-BAND ANTENNA, open. 


01+ 


20 


48 


51 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, Tony. 


04 


20 


48 


54 


CC 




Okay , John . 


04 


20 


48 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 



Tape 76/9 
Page 569 



OU 20 1+8 


58 


CC 




Okay, the S-BAND ANTENNA, open. 




Oh 20 1+8 


59 


CDR- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 




OU 20 1+9 


00 


cc 




Okay. DISPLAYS, open; and the HEATERS, 


open 


Ok 20 1+9 


01+ 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's open. 




01+ 20 1+9 


05 


CC 




Okay. INVERTER 2 circuit breaker, open; 
INVERTER 2, OFF. 


and 


01+ 20 1+9 


lU 


CDR- 


-LM 


Roger . That ' s done . 




01+ 20 1+9 


16 


CC 




Okay, let's press on with your suits. 




01+ 20 1+9 


21 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, Tony. What are the nominal angles 
error and on this attitude? 


for 


0l+ 20 1+9 


32 


CC 




I'll get those. 




01+ 20 1+9 


1+1 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 





0l+ 20 1*9 1+7 CC Okay. The 180 and minus 12 we gave you should be 

a good angle. And that's for photography, not 
for lockon. We're going to have you take a picture 
of it when you get out . 

0l+ 20 50 07 CDR-LM Roger. When Charlie moves the needles in yaw, he 

can get it to oscillate It in - plus or minus 
what? - plus or minus 3 degrees. The antenna 
doesn't sound like it's moving. It sort of sounded 
jiggly. 

0l+ 20 50 39 CDR-LM What are you doing now, Charlie? 

0l* 20 50 50 CC Okay, John and Charlie. We'd like you to press 

on with the - the EVA work. If we mess with that 
S-band any more, we'll do after the EVA. I've got 
a note here. I don't know whether it's right or 
not, but It says that you won't be able to hear 
the yaw motor. 

0l+ 20 51 16 CDR-LM Okay; but Charlie is looking at it out the window, 

and it's not moving. 

01+ 20 51 22 CC Okay. There's a latching mechanism in the thing 

there that should have released when the thing was 



Tape 76/10 
Page 570 



unstowed, and we're going to try to have you take 
a picture of it. There's a lever that pokes out 
there, and we can tell from the picture whether 
that lever - whether that latch released. And 
there should he a little hit of flop in there 
so - - 

OU 20 51 38 CDR-LM I understand. 

Ok 20 51 kO CC Maybe we could drive it a little hit. 

Ok 20 5*+ 26 CDR-LM You should see me hold up this 50-pound pressure 

suit with one hand while Charlie is unzipping it 
with one hand. That's really neat. 

OU 20 5*+ 38 CC Right. Bring some of that one-sixth g hack here. 

OU 20 5*+ 51 CDR-LM Yeah. You Earth people don't know how nice this 

is . 

0k 20 55 39 CDR-LM Where are we going to stow them? 
Ok 20 58 29 CC Charlie, Houston. 

0k 20 58 36 CDR-LM Charlie is putting on his suit. I'll talk to you. 

0k 20 58 38 CC Okay. If it's not too late on Charlie's helmet 

there, the ... people just want to make sure that 
he washes it out with water to get that orange 
juice out before he puts that antifogging stuff 
in there. 

0k 20 58 55 CDR-LM It's never too late to do something like that. 

We'll do it. 

0k 20 58 58 CC Okay. 

0k 20 59 02 CDR-LM You could 've done it - last night, you ass. They 

want you to wash it off with water before you put 
the antifog in there. Did you wash it? 

Qk 20 59 10 IMP-LM Huh? 

0k 20 59 27 CC Roger, John. We copy that. 

0i+ 20 59 36 CDR-LM What did I say? 



Tape 76/11 
Page 571 



Ok 


20 


59 


kl 


cc 




Roger. We're just noting 


ok 


20 


59 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Are we on mike? 


ok 


21 


00 


01 


CC 




Yes , you sure are . 


ok 


21 


01 


26 


CDR- 


-LM 


Do you all want to "be in ; 
want to go NORMAL voice? 


ok 


21 


01 


32 


CC 




Stand "by 1. 


ok 


21 


05 


09 


CDR- 


-LM 


Charlie's PRD reads 21111 


ok 


21 


05 


20 


CC 




Okay; 2 and four l's. 


ok 


21 


07 


08 


CC 




Orion, Houston. 


ok 


21 


07 


16 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


21 


07 


19 


CC 




Verify AFT orani. 


ok 


21 


07 


2k 


CDR- 


-LM 


AFT omni, Charlie. 


ok 


21 


07 


28 


LMP- 


-LM 


We're on AFT omni. 


ok 


21 


07 


30 


CC 




Okay. 


ok 


21 


13 


ok 


CC 




Orion, Houston. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 77/1 
Page 573 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Ok 


21 


12 


39 


LMP- 


-LM 


... Break it, because there's no way for a human 
being to get the crinkle out of there because he 
ain't got three hands. Four hands would do a 
good job. Two to hold — one to pull on the zipper 
and two to hold the crinkle . . . 


ok 


21 


13 


ok 


CC 




Orion, Houston. 


ok 


21 


13 


09 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


21 


13 


10 


cc 




At vour ronvpni ptipp we'd likp von to ^witoh Li OH 
canisters and jettison the used one. 


ok 


21 


13 


22 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


21 


13 


21+ 


CDR- 


-LM 


You want to switch the LiOH canisters and jettison 
the used ones . 


ok 


21 


13 


28 


CC 




And we have some changes to your Surface Checklist 
and your EVA Cue Cards. 


ok 


21 


13 


38 


LMP- 


-LM 


No, but they go in. 


ok 


21 


13 


1+1 


CDR- 


-LM 


Report , Charli e - - 


ok 


21 


13 


1+2 


CC 




A - - 


ok 


21 


13 


1+1+ 


CDR- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


21 


13 


kl 


cc 




And leave the brackets for the LiOH canister. 


ok 


21 


13 


52 


CDR- 


-LM 


Understand, leave the brackets for the LiOH canister 


ok 


21 


13 


55 


cc 




That 1 s affirmative . 


ok 


21 


lit 


00 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


21 


1U 


06 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, go ahead with the changes. 


ok 


21 


1U 


11 


CC 




Okay, on your EVA-1 Cue Card. 


ok 


21 


11+ 


18 


LMP- 


-LM 


Go ahead. 


ok 


21 


11+ 


19 


CDR- 


-LM 


Plug in your water, Charlie. 



Tape 77/2 
Page 57^ 



0*+ 21 ih 21 CC 

Oil 21 lit 22 CDR-LM 

01+ 21 ll+ 2k CC 

01+ 21 Ik 37 LMP-LM 

01+ 21 Ik 1+7 CC 

01+ 21 lit 1+8 LMP-LM 

01+ 21 Ik 1+9 CC 

Ok 21 ll+ 59 LMP-LM 

Ol+ 21 15 00 CC 

01+ 21 15 13 LMP-LM. 

01+ 21 15 Ik CC 

01+ 21 15 15 LMP-LM 

01+ 21 15 16 CC 

Ol+ 21 15 21+ LMP-LM 

01+ 21 15 31+ CC 

01+ 21 15 1+1+ CDR-LM 

Ok 21 16 01+ LMP-LM 

01+ 21 16 06 CDR-LM 

01+ 21 16 07 LMP-LM 

01+ 21 16 11 CDR-LM 



On the right - - 

Now, don't give me that ... 

Okay, on EVA-1 prep, right-hand column, third line. 
It says "COMM: MODULATE - FM." 

:3VA-1 prep, right-hand column. Okay. "MODULATE - 

:?m." 
Okay . 

'//hat did you want to change it to? 

Right. We want to delete the "MODULATE - FM" and 
delete "POWER AMPLIFIER - PRIMARY . " 

Okay . 

Okay, about halfway down that column under comm, 
it says "TELEMETRY BIOMED - OFF." 

Sfep. 

0 - - 

Yep. 

Okay, delete that "TELEMETRY BIOMED - OFF," and 
two lines later, it says "RECORDER - OK." Delete 
that line also. 

Okay. What else? 

Okay, stand "by a second. 

. . . quarter. Yeah. 

Yeah, that's right. 

It's hard to beat. 



No, they want to do it now. Okay, Houston, we're 
in secondary. On that LiOH canister, Charlie's 
changing now. 



Tape 77/3 
Page 575 

Ok 21 16 28 CC Oh, okay. 

Qk 21 16 31 CDR-LM You do that, Charlie. It'd he so much easier. 
Ok 21 16 3 1 * LMP-LM What CDR conun have you got? 

Ol* 21 16 56 CC Okay, John, on the back side of that EVA-1 and 

the EVA post. 

Ok 21 17 OU CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 21 17 06 CC Okay, it's on the bottom half of the card, left- 

hand column, third line up. It says "TELEMETRY 
BIOMED - LEFT." 

Ok 21 17 17 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 21 17 18 CC Delete that line. 

Ok 21 17 30 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 21 17 31 CC Okay, go to your Surface Checklist, page 3-k. 

Ok 21 17 39 CDR-LM Okay, Surface Checklist, page 3-k. 
Ok 21 17 51 CDR-LM Go ahead. 

Ok 21 17 5U CC Stand by 1. Okay, left-hand column, near the bottom 

of the page, it says "On Houston cue: TELEMETRY 
PCM - LOW." Delete that line. And delete - and 
delete the next line, "S-BAND VOICE - DOWN VOICE 
BACKUP." Delete that also. 

Ok 21 18 20 CDR-LM I wasn't going to stick it in there until you got 

that thing and it ' s shut , Charlie . 

Qk 21 18 25 LMP-LM Okay. 

Ok 21 18 26 CC Okay, John. We've got very poor comm; we're 

going to drop the - drop the link for a minute 
here. We'll be back in a minute. 

Ok 21 18 3k CDR-LM Okay, I missed all you said about that page 3-k. 

You read me? 



Ok 21 18 1+3 CC 



Roger. I do now. I'll come back to you in a 
minute, and we'll do 3-^ again. 



Tape 77 A 
Page 576 

Oh 21 18 1+9 CDR-LM Okay. Philosophically speaking, I would like to 

get all these changes in before one or the other 
of us puts on a pressure suit "because - because 
the - we're in an - energy conservation mode of 
operation, and I'd like to keep it that way. 

Ok 21 19 0^ CC Right . I sure do agree with you , John . 

Ok 21 19 56 CDR-LM Okay. Okay, Houston, the LiOH canister is changed, 

and we're back on primary. 

Ok 21 20 07 CC Okay, we copy. 

Ok 21 20 19 CDR-LM ... Charlie? Okay, Charlie's got his suit on and 

he's all laced up, and he's got a shot of water. 

Ok 21 20 33 CC Very good. 

Ok 21 20 35 CDR-LM Yeah, it was terrific; how I know it. Want to go 

ahead with the checklist changes or you want to - 
me to don my suit? 

Ok 21 20 k6 CC I'm trying to get an answer here. 

Ok 21 21 53 LMP-LM Got it in? ... around here. 

0l+ 21 21 57 CDR-LM Roger. 

Ok 21 22 05 LMP-LM Yeah, ... over with my suit. 

Ok 21 22 10 CDR-LM Okay. 

0k 21 22 58 CC Okay, John, on the checklist. 

0k 21 23 06 CDR-LM Go ahead. 

Ok 21 23 08 CC Okay. On page 3-h, the bottom left-hand two 

lines. "TELEMETRY PCM - LOW" and "S-BAND VOICE - 
D0WH VOICE BACKUP." 

0k 21 23 20 CDR-LM 

0k 21 23 22 CC Delete both lines. 

0k 21 23 24 CDR-LM Surface Checklist, Charlie. 



Tape 77/5 
Page 577 



Ol+ 


PI 

£- -X- 


P^ 


^P 


T.MP. 




ok 


21 


23 


33 


CC 




Ok 


21 




k6 




-T.M 


Ok 


21 


21+ 


00 


CC 




Ok 


21 


2U 


oU 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok 


21 


2k 


05 


CC 




ok 


21 


2k 


26 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


21 


2k 


29 


CC 





We copy. 

Okay, on the right-hand column of 3-1+ , the third 
line from the bottom, it says "CABIN GAS RETURN - 
AUTO." Change that to "OPEN." 

... Flight Data File. ... Flight Data File. 

Did you get that , Charlie? 

I copy. 

Okay, on page 3-6, the fifth line from the bottom 
in the left-hand column. It says "CABIN GAS RETURN 
AUTO." Change that to "OPEN" also. 

Okay , Tony . 

Okay, ve've got it for now. Later on, we'll have 
to change the cue cards for EVA-2 and 3 and - but 
that's - that's the extent of the checklist change. 
We've got one note here for you. We're going to 
have a - a change to the material - the - the 
gear that you bring up during the - during the 
transfer on the EVA-1, and I'll catch you before 
you go up and remind you about it . 



01+ 


21 


21+ 5l+ 


LMP-LM 


Okay, thanks. ... put a ... on it, 

later . 


ok 


21 


21+ 


59 


CC 


Okay, good show. 


ok 


21 


26 


03 


CDR-LM 


. . . verify. 


Ok 


21 


26 


10 


LMP-LM 


I hope I won't ever have to do that. 


ok 


21 


26 


23 


LMP-LM 


Here ' s ... center . 


ok 


21 


26 


26 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


21 


26 


27 


LMP-LM 


Okay, ll+ . . . Hey? 


ok 


21 


26 


33 


CDR-LM 


Yeah. 


ok 


21 


27 


13 


CDR-LM 


Okay. It's off first. 



Tape 77/6 
Page 578 








Oh 21 


27 


31+ 


LMP- 


-LM 


Bigger than me. 


Oh 21 


27 


37 


CDE- 


-LM 


You're not as big as I am. 


Oh 21 


27 


1+7 


CDE- 


-LM 


Okay. 


Oh 21 


28 


28 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, Houston, going off comm. 


Oh 21 


30 


18 


LMP- 


-LM 


Tony , ... John . . . 


Oh 21 


30 


30 


CC 




Charlie, you're very weak. Say again. 


Oh 21 


31 


32 


LMP- 


-LM 


... it ' s up . 


Ok 21 


35 


26 


LMP- 


-LM 


How do you read? Over . 


Ok 21 


35 


37 


CC 




Orion, Houston. Go ahead. 


Oh 21 


35 


1+1 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. You guys reading us? 


Oh 21 


35 


1+5 


cc 




You're very weak, Charlie. 


Oh 21 


35 


51 


LMP- 


-LM 


How's that? 


01+ 21 


35 


58 


CC 




You're still weak. I think we can copy you, though 


Oil 21 


36 


01+ 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, look. We're going to probably have some 
trouble with the comm here, Hank. Are you sure 
you want to stay in DOWN VOICE BACKUP or - just 
exactly what? We're ready to go into the ... on 
the Lunar Checklist - the Lunar Surface Checklist, 
and John's got his suit on. And we're gonna put 
the PLSS's on. 


Oh 21 


36 


35 


CC 




Okay. We think this is the system with the best 
signal margin; I guess we'll have to stay with it. 


01+ 21 


36 


^7 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, you'd better think about - on the PLSS comm 
check. We're thinking maybe we could sort of go 
with . . . you guys when we get out on the surface . 


01+ 21 


36 


59 


CC 




Right. How are you copying us, Charlie? 


01+ 21 


37 


09 


LMP- 


-LM 


You're loud and clear, Tony. 


01+ 21 


37 


10 


CC 




Okay. 



Tape 77/7 
Page 579 





21 


j 1 


12 


LMF- 


■LM 






21 


38 


33 


CC 




And, Charlie, we'd like to remind you to dry out 
vour hpTmpt ■nrpttv cood before vou nut that antifoi 
on. 










T MP 


T M 








JO 


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Ok 


21 


39 


11 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, Charlie. You've got 6000 pounds of thrust 

Ul CbbUX " * * » • U 11 J_ iJJ\. X Lj IUoJVCO CLil^y Ull X CI Cll^C • 


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If (J Jilcfc uuCi WllUoC J UU gCu ^ LA U 3 X U *3 gUXUg UC 

cluttered. 


Ok 


21 


39 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


Right . 


ok 


21 


39 


55 


CDR- 


-LM 


There you go, Charlie. 


ok 


21 


ko 


07 


CC 




Okay, Orion. We're going to have a site handover; 
maybe our comm will get a little bit better. 


ok 


21 


ko 


lU 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Hey, and look what I forgot to do. ... yet 


ok 


21 


ko 




CDR- 


-LM 


Charlie, you can - - 


ok 


21 


ko 


kl 


LMP- 


-LM 


Zip? 


ok 


21 


ko 


k& 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah. 


ok 


21 


kl 


39 


CC 




Orion, Houston. We'd like to try the NORMAL voice 
maybe it ' 11 help . 


ok 


21 


k2 


38 


CC 




Orion, Houston. How do you copy us? 


ok 


21 


k2 


5k 


CDR- 


-LM 


Loud and clear. 


ok 


21 


k2 


58 


CC 




Now, we can hear you down there, "but you are too 
weak to use there. Stand by 1. We "better go 
back to a DOWN VOICE BACKUP . 


ok 


21 


k3 


U3 


CDR- 


-LM 


. . . have to. 



Tape 77/8 
Page 580 







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21 


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06 


LMP-LM 




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1 think it s all right, Charlie. 




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LMP-LM 


Houston, Orion. DOWN VOICE BACKUP. How do you 
read? 


Ok 


21 


hk 


17 


CC 


You're very weak there, Charlie. We'll have to 
press with it this way. 


U4 


21 


44 


40 


CDR-LM 


Okay, Charlie. Why don't you read them up ther< 
... OPS check for ... values. Yep. ... OPS 
check ... I don't understand that - pressure. 


ou 


21 


1+5 


19 


CDR-LM 


What are you doing? 


ou 


21 


*5 


21 


LMP-LM 




oh 


21 


U5 


26 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


oh 


21 


^5 


32 


LMP-LM 


You're out of sync. 


oh 


21 


^5 


34 


CDR-LM 


Ye.ih, we're out of sync, but you're supposed to 
be going back up there. 


nil 
U4 






4<£ 


CDR-LM 


My what? Plug it into this thing? Yes. 


Oh 


21 


1, £ 
40 


07 


CDR-LM 


Okay. There you go. Unstow your boots, purge 
valve to purse, stow IV gloves in boot bottom 
compartment . 


OU 


21 


1+6 


26 


LMP-LM 


i 




21 


1+6 


27 


CDR-LM 


Okay . ! 


01+ 


21 


1+6 


35 


CDR-LM 


Two up. I'm sorry, Charlie. Haste makes waste 


01+ 


21 




".3 


CDR-LM 


Feels like it's on, Charlie. 


01+ 


21 


47 


31 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


01+ 


21 


hi 


h9 


CDR-LM 


Charlie, you got hold of a foot some way ... in 
your gear. 


oi+ 


21 


hi 


58 


LMP-LM 


Okay . 



Tape 77/9 
Page 58l 



Ok 21 1+8 00 CDR-LM There ve go. 

Ok 21 1+8 1+0 CDR-LM See what happened, Charlie? 

0l* 21 1+8 kl LMP-LM . . . just here? 

Ok 21 1+8 1+2 CDR-LM Yeah. 

Ok 21 U8 kk LMP-LM The other . . . 

OU 21 i+8 57 CDR-LM Yeah? Okay. Got it. Okay. Yeah, I can't 

"believe it. Okay. Unstow - LMP OPS, remove 
pallet, stow in jett bag. 

Ok 21 1+9 26 LMP-LM Okay . ... 

Ok 21 1+9 30 CDR-LM Okay. 

0l+ 21 50 08 CDR-LM Okay. Whew. Let's go - either go on spacecraft 

hoses or use the water. Let's go on spacecraft 
hoses, okay? So do I. Why don't we run the water 

0*+ 21 50 38 LMP-LM ... have to switch the ... to off. 

01+ 21 50 1+2 CDR-LM Yeah. And don't take long. One of them. Okay. 

Okay. That's good, isn't it? Cool it. 

Ok 21 51 10 LMP-LM 

01+ 21 51 18 CDR-LM Okay, that should do it. 
01+ 21 51 22 LMP-LM ... Oh, I ... 
0l+ 21 51 25 CDR-LM 

0l+ 21 51 1+2 CDR-LM Here's your tissue. 
01+ 21 52 03 LMP-LM Here. 
0l+ 21 52 05 CDR-LM 
0l+ 21 52 20 CDR-LM 

0l+ 21 52 36 CDR-LM You'd better give me your scissors ... I'm over 

here on the . . . 

0l+ 21 53 31 LMP-LM Here's one for you and one for me. First stuff 

I've spilled since I've been here. 



Tape 77/10 
Page 582 



Ok 


21 


53 


5^ 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, Tony. We're down to 1585 on the ... 


ok 


21 


5^ 


07 


CC 




Charlie, this is Houston. We're having a hard 

time* ronvi nff vmi •TnVm'c? a lii~~\~~\t* "H~f~t- Vtpa+ + <a'r 

\j j.uis^ v.w^/jr -Lllg^ uu * u v^llll o cl 111 OIC U1U UC U OCX 

there. Would you check that your mikes are up 

Jr VJ kAX UiUULtllL] \JX UoVC V (J 11 11 O CXj J_ 0 * 


Oh 


21 






T.MP. 


-T,M 




Ok 


21 


Sit 




(T)R- 


-T.M 


uui uij-iLtr ±0 up uu our moux-fis — niouxn . 


ok 


21 


51. 


-J 1 -J 






Olr c*~\r 4~ V"> 0 H~ ' 0 q 1 i f +1 0 V* Ck+ -f- £* 
UiLeLJf } L/IldU b cl llljllc DC b L/C" » 


ok 


21 






CDR- 


-LM 


Hit" QV nirair 


ok 


21 




06 


T.MP- 


-LM 


VJ.Tk.cLj ^ ■ ■ • 


ok 


21 


55 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


How we doing on the time line, Tony? 


ok 










-T,M 


-L UXlj' ) I1UW ale Wc UAJlIlg Gil Tjlllie. 


ok 


21 


56 


ok 


CC 




Looks like you're a little "bit ahead right now. 


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ok 


21 


56 


30 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. We don't really have a feeling for that 
pvpn thmiffh up'vp ■nrriVip'h"! v cro-f- a Tjfl1~r»h "h£s-r<a • 
we're not - we're not atile to watch it. 


ok 


21 


56 


38 


cc 




Roger. I understand that. When you get a chan 
we'd like to put the lunar "battery on the LMP's 
bus . 


ok 


21 


56 


k 7 


CDR- 


-LM 


Understand. Lunar bat on the LMP's bus. 


ok 


21 


56 


52 


CC 




Right. If you want to, I'll jus'c read the 
procedure . 


ok 


21 


56 


55 


CDR- 


-LM 


They want the lunar bat on your bus , Charlie . 
Okay, go. 


ok 


21 


56 


59 


cc 




Okay. The steps we've got here are BAT 2, 
OFF/RESET, talkback barber pole ; BAT L - LMP, 0] 
talkback LMP; BAT 2, OFF /RESET , talkback barber 



pole . 



Tape 77/11 
Page 583 





21 


57 


18 


CDR- 


-LM 


Charlie says that'll drop power - on the commander 

UUD. xl\JUaUJ-y WvJIl U I1U.TU duly lining • 


oh 


21 


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26 






vj^va-jY ■ 


Oh 


21 


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T,MP- 


-T,M 


j. o oiiclo urLdy wi uii you. guys t^o qo T^nsiL. 


Oh 


21 


57 


1+8 


CDR- 


-LM 


What are you hinting there, Charlie? 


Oh 


21 


57 


50 


LMP- 


-LM 


. . . IMP . . . 


Oh 


21 


57 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. How come you're not talking to them? 


Oh 


21 


58 


05 


LMP- 


-LM 


Can you hear me? 


Oh 


21 


58 


06 


CDR- 


-LM 


No. 


Oh 


21 


58 


08 


CC 




Yeah, Charlie. We're just not - not reading you 

T pnm i it Vi "f* r\ nn Hot* e+" o rt r\ vh oi" irrM i ^ "k*o oavi nrr 4- Vi £aT»£a 
well uu LtllLlcX a U cLllLL WllctO jUU x C ocLVXIig Lilex Cr 


Oh 


21 


58 


30 


LMP- 


-LM 


- • * ? 


Oh 


21 


58 


31 


CDR- 


-LM 


No. 


Oh 


21 


58 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


TTov r^o vm i yf^flH nnu Tom/ - *? 

HUH LIU \J LA J_ GCLLl IlUn j J- tJHV ■ 


Oh 


21 


58 


36 


CC 




I can hpftT" vmi ("UnfiT*! i p hp^fiiiQii T Vnmj vVint 

you're saying. But if you say anything different, 
I'm sure I wouldn't he nh1f= + n enrru 


Oh 


21 


58 


hh 


CDR- 


-LM 


Let me cover up my mike. 


oh 


21 


58 


hi 


LMP- 


-LM 


Li\j w tnj ,y uu x cad iiuw j lolly ; 


oh 


21 


58 


h9 


CC 




Ahout the same. 


oh 


21 


59 


oh 


CDR- 


-LM 


Do I sound pretty "bad too, Tony? 


Oh 


21 


59 


10 


CC 




Say again, John? 


oh 


21 


59 


15 


CDR- 


-LM 


Do I sound pretty bad? I must. What we're trying 
to find out is if we have a coram problem before 
we start getting into this any further. 


Oh 


21 


59 


27 


CC 




Right; we understand. Would you verify that 
you've done the battery management on 3-9? 



Tape 77/12 
Page 581+ 

Ok 21 59 38 CDR-LM You did the battery management, right? 
Ok 21 59 1+0 LMP-LM Yeah, it's done. 

0l+ 21 59 kk CDR-LM That's completed, Houston. Stow jett bag. Here we 

are. EV gloves, attach watch to EV gloves. Stow 
LEVA bags. 



Ok 


22 


00 


06 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah. ... going to have go to unstow LEVA bag. 
Stow CDR's OPS on the forward engine cover. 


ok 


22 


00 


28 


LMP- 


-LM 


Houston, do you read FORWARD omni any better? 
Over. 


ok 


22 


00 


32 


CC 




Stand by 1. 


ok 


22 


00 


1+2 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Tie jettison "bag; stow on the aft engine 
cover . 


ok 


22 


00 


5k 


cc 




Okay, Charlie. I guess we'd like you to go back 
to AFT. 


ok 


22 


01 


00 


CDR- 


-LM 


They want you to go to AFT, Charlie. 


ok 


22 


01 


01+ 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, on AFT omni now. 


ok 


22 


01 


19 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. It must be unlocked, Charlie. 


ok 


22 


01 


36 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, you pull those ends, right? 


ok 


22 


01 


1+3 


LMP- 


-LM 


... push in, push in way in. 


ok 


22 


02 


01 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yep. I don't think - no, it won't push anymore 



than that. See, it won't ride up over this thing 
here . We ' 11 do it whenever we get there . 

0k 22 02 20 LMP-LM If we can get it open. 

0k 22 02 2.1 CDR-LM Okay, but - We can get it open. You don't get 

the handle all the way open. It'll never come 
any further than this, Charlie. 

0k 22 02 26 LMP-LM You sure about that? 

0l+ 22 02 30 CDR-LM No, that's unlocked right there. Have to remove 

that . . . 



ok pp 


ftp 


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T.MP- 




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CDR- 


-LM 


Oli PP 


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Ok 


LMP- 


-LM 


0l+ 22 




05 


CDR- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


03 


06 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


OS 




CDR- 


-LM 


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Ok 

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OU 22 


05 


25 


CDR- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


05 


1+3 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


05 


kk 


CDR- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


05 


k5 


LMP- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


05 


50 


CDR- 


-LM 


OU 22 


05 


58 


CDR- 


-LM 


Ok 22 


06 


35 


CDR- 


-LM 



ok 


22 


07 


11 


LMP- 


-LM 




ok 


22 


07 


12 


CDR- 


-LM 


Huh? 


ok 


22 


07 


19 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


07 


20 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 



Tape 77/13 
Page 585 



All right. 
Okay. 

* • * 

All right ... is good. 

What is this thing around the backup, Charlie? 
... another shot of water. 

Yeah. 

Nope . 

... battery connected. Okay. 

Whoa, Charlie.. Roll me the water, please. 

Okay. PLSS battery connection is locked. This 
PLSS battery is locked. Battery cable is locked. 
Antenna's locked. Straps are unstrapped. 

Sure makes a difference. Oh, for goodness sake. 

All right, Charlie. I had no idea that was going 

to happen. Okay. Have you got that? It's too 

far down. What? Yeah. That's awful weird, 
isn't it? 

. around that way, Charlie. 



Tape 77/1 U 
Page 586 





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07 




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There we go. Okay. Hoses are ahove "the lover 




00 


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Ok 


PP 


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fill' r hnooo 
IJrLdLy • ... UUbcb ... 


Ok 


22 


08 


06 


LMP-LM 




ok 


22 


08 


12 


CDR-LM 


Okay. You're all set. 


Oh 


22 


08 


13 


LMP-LM 


. . . correct . . . 


Ok 


22 


08 


16 


CDR-LM 


Yeah. 


Ok 


22 


08 


32 


CDR-LM 


In and lock. In and lock. 


Oil 


P? 


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lean, uonnecu nou to -ruA euicl upper scraps . 


Oil 


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CC 


uo 




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UKay , unariie. ran is oil, oil. uottuti is oil, 
pump's off. 


Oil 


22 


09 


06 


LMP-LM 


Okay . ... 


Oil 


22 


09 


18 


CDR-LM 


Oh, look at that. 


01+ 


22 


09 


31 


CDR-LM 


Okay, here's the tag. Shall we put it on the 
PLSS? Where ' s your . . . ? 


Oil 


22 


09 


UO 


LMP-LM 


I got it. 


Oil 


22 


09 


U5 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


nk 


OO 

C.C. 




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T MP T M 


nous^ouj wnai* sixe nave you gou on unau .... 


Oh 


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Oil 


22 


10 


21 


CC 


Charlie, I can hear you talking, hut I can't 
copy it. 


OH 


22 


10 


28 


CDR-LM 


Can you hear me , Tony? 


Oil 


22 


10 


35 


CC 


Yes, John, I can, if you talk slowly and right 
into the mike. 


Oil 


22 


10 


U3 


CDR-LM 


Okay, that's what I'm doing. 


Oil 


22 


10 


U6 


CC 


Okay, 



Tape 77/15 
Page 587 



Ok 


22 


10 


kl 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, Charlie's got his PLSS on. 






22 


\Xj 


51 


JjMr- 


-ioM 


Okay, Tony. You've got Charlie. I've got 
PLSS on. Over. 


my 


Ok 


22 


10 


58 


cc 




Very good. We copy that, Charlie. 




ok 


22 


11 


26 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 




ok 


22 


13 


12 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Okay, the battery is in and locked. The 
"battery is locked. PLSS controls are all off. 
OPS is locked, the controls are clear, and the 
hose is locked. 












T TUT 


See how that thing takes a set? Folded up 
there - that jobber right there, Charlie? 
it up behind you, like you did. 


in 

Wadd< 


Ok 


22 


13 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Huh? 




Ok 


22 


lit 


13 


CDR- 


-LM 


... Turn it up, Charlie. I can't believe 
Here, let me take that thing off. 


it. 




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on 


LDK- 


T Tilt 


Turn around this way. Can you turn around 
way? 


this 


Ok 


22 


Ik 


5>* 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, turn around this way. ... Whew! Yeah. 
Yeah. 


Oh 


22 


15 


2o 


CDR- 


-LM 


Feels neat . 






22 


15 


50 


CDR- 


-LM 


How 're you doing? Okay. 




oi* 


22 


16 


00 


LMP- 


-LM 


Is your . . . ? 




oi+ 


22 


16 


02 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yeah, right here. 




ok 


22 


16 


1*5 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. 




ok 


22 


17 


03 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Get the RCU . . . 




ok 


22 


17 


12 


LMP- 


-LM 


RCU . . . 




ok 


22 


17 


27 


CDR- 


-LM 


How about another shot , Charlie? More . 





Okay. 



Tape 77/16 
Page 588 

Ok 22 18 32 CDR-LM Okay, can you get my hose? 

Ok 22 18 3^ LMP-LM Yeah. 

Ok 22 19 26 CDR-LM Strap right here. 

Ok 22 19 29 LMP-LM Okay. 

04 22 19 35 CDR-LM There's one little . .., Charlie. 

Ok 22 19 1*5 LMP-LM . . . cap? 

Ok 22 19 k6 CDR-LM Okay, plus ... 

Ok 22 20 06 CDR-LM Should we have the RADAR STANDBY breaker in or 

out, Houston? 

Ok 22 20 09 CC Say again, John. 

Ok 22 20 13 CDR-LM Should the RADAR STANDBY breaker be in or out? 
Ok 22 20 17 CC Okay, we'll check. 

Ok 22 20 22 LMP-LM Okay, Tony, we are starting the PLSS comm check 

nomentarily . Over . 

Ok 22 20 29 CC Okay, you're very weak but readable, Charlie. 

Oil 22 20 35 CDR-LM Okay. AUDIO MODE, S-BAND to T/R, ICS to T/R, RELAY 

to ON, MODE to VOX, VOX SENS PTT max. Okay, it 
£iays VHF A to T/R and VHF B to RECEIVE. Comm, 
VHF A TRANSMITTER to VOICE; A RECEIVER, ON . . . 
RECEIVER , OFF: A RECEIVER, ON; B TRANSMITTER, OFF; 
B RECEIVER, ON. SQUELCH VHF - VHF A and B noise 
thresholds, plus 1-1/2. Something else. VHF 
ANTENNA to EVA. 

Ol+ 22 21 32 CC And, Charlie, we'd like that RADAR STANDBY 

breaker closed. 

Ok 22 21 39 CDR-LM Okay, it's closed. 

OU 22 21 kQ CDR-LM EVA, UPLINK SQUELCH, ENABLE. ... mine" goes off. 

IfPLINK SQUELCH, ENABLE. Okay, S-BAND - my S-BAND 
to T/R; ICS to T/R; RELAY to OFF; MODE, VOX, max; 
A to T/R, RECEIVE. Okay. 

Ok 22 22 k<? CDR-LM ... lock. Okay. 



Ol+ 22 22 58" CDR-LM 

Ok 22 23 27 CDR-LM 
Ok 22 23 31 LMP-LM 
OU 22 23 35 CC 

Ok 22 23 k2 LMP-LM 
Ok 22 23 53 LMP-LM 
0l+ 22 23 56 CC 

Ok 22 OU LMP-LM 

Ok 22 2l+ 09 CDR-LM 

v OU 22 2k 23 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 2k 26 LMP-LM 

Ok 22 2U 30 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 2k 31 CC 

Ok 22 2k 58 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 25 37 LMP-LM 

Ok 22 25 CC 

Ok 22 25 U7 LMP-LM 

Ok 22 25 55 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 25 57 CC 

Ok 22 25 58 LMP-LM 

Oil 22 26 02 CDR-LM 



Tape 77/17 
Page 589 

Charlie's AUDIO breaker's closed. Okay, going to 
A. Wheel. You get a tone on, a vent flag P, a 
press flag 0, and 0 £ mom. J, a PLSS Og pressure 

gage rated 85 percent. Check with me and Houston. 

Charlie, I don't read you. 

... Houston, how do you read your LMP? 

Charlie, we hear you. You've got a squeal in the 
background though. 

Yeah, I know. How do you read now? Over. 
Can you read anything? 

Yeah, we're copying you, Charlie. I didn't hear 
the squeal that time, though. 

No, we're - - 

... I know what it is. You're not ... 
Okay. You're not keying at all. 
Houston, am I keying? Over. 
You are now. 

Yes, you are, Charlie. How do you copy us? You 
sound better than you did on LM comm. 

Yes. 

Okay, how do you read now, Houston? 

Okay, you're weak but readable, Charlie. 

Okay, my microphones were full of orange juice, 
and I cleaned them out, and I think I'm okay now. 

Every time you turn your head, you're keying it. 

Okay. We copy that, Charlie. 

... I can't help it. 

Oh. 



Tape 77/18 
Page 590 

Ok 22 26 06 LMP-LM Nothing we can do about it now. 

Oh 22 26 10 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 26 12 LMP-LM Okay, we were reading ... 

Ok 22 26 13 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 26 Ik LMP-LM CB 11, COMMANDER AUDIO, open. 

Ok 22 26 19 CDR-LM Okay, COMMANDER AUDIO ' s open. 

Ok 22 28 2k LMP-LM Close your AUDIO breaker. VHF A to OFF, and B to 

OFF. PLSS PTT to maintain? 

Oh 22 28 3k CDR-LM Right. 

Ok 22 28 36 LMP-LM We go to - we go to B? 

Ok 22 28 1»3 CDR-LM There's B. 

Ok 22 28 kk LMP-LM We have a tone, a vent flag, and a press flag, and 

a PLSS 0 , rated 85. 

Ok 22 28 52 CDR-LM Okay. ... PLSS 0 2 's reading about 98. 

Ok 22 28 59 LMP-LM ... Over. 

Ok 22 29 07 CC Say again, John - Charlie. 

Ok 22 29 11 LMP-LM Sow do you read? Over. 

Ok 22 29 16 CC We're copying you, but you're weak. 

Ok 22 29 21 LMP-LM Dkay. We're reading you 5 by. My PLSS is on. 

Comm. check with the LMP. You do the comm check 
now. 

04 22 29 37 CDR-LM Hello, Houston. How do you read? Over. 

Ok 22 29 ?9 CC Okay, John. You're - you sound good but again 

you're weak also. 

Ok 22 29 1+7 CDR-LM Okay, I'm hollering as loud as I can. And my 

microphones are right in my mouth. 

Ok 22 29 53 CC Right. I can hear it bounce against your tonsils. 

Ok 22 29 59 CDR-LM Okay. We - we're going to AR now. How do you 

read now, Houston? 



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Page 591 

Oh 22 30 09 CC Okay, just like before. 

Oh 22 30 ih CDR-LM Do you read Charlie? 

Oh 22 30 l6 LMP-LM Okay, Houston. You're coming in "beautifully, 

Tony, 5/5. 

Oh 22 30 20 CC Very good. Actually, your comm is "better now 

than - for "both of you - than it was when it was 
on the LM. 

Oh 22 30 28 LMP-LM Okay, great. Okay. 
Oh 22 30 33 CDR-LM Let's read. 

Oh 22 30 36 LMP-LM Okay, Houston. My 0^ quantity is 100 percent. 

Oh 22 30 111 CDR-LM So's mine - So is mine, about 99- 

Oh 22 30 U5 LMP-LM ... B to pull, decrease. 

Oh 22 30 1+8 CC Okay, we copy that. 

Oh 22 30 1+9 LMP-LM Okay. S-BAND MOD to PM, GO. 

0U 22 30 59 CDR-LM Not bad. All ready. 

Oh 22 31 01 LMP-LM Okay, Houston. You don't - y'all have telemetry 

now? 

Oh 22 31 07 CC Negative; we don't. 

0U 22 31 10 CDR-LM Let's get some cooling in here. 

0l+ 22 31 13 LMP-LM Okay, it says verify comm and telemetry. There's 

no way we can do that , is there? 

Oh 22 31 28 CC Okay, no, we don't expect it until you get on the 

LCRU. 

Oh 22 31 3h LMP-LM Okay, fine. 

Oh 22 31 38 CDR-LM Okay," cold, as required. Circuit breaker l6, 

CABIN ECS REPRESS, closed, verify. 

Ql+ 22 31 hh LMP-LM Go. 



Tape TT/20 
Page 592 








04 22 


31 




CDR-LM 


REPRESS , 


closed, verify 




31 


sO 


LMP-LM 


GO . 




Ok 22 


31 


51 


CDR-LM 


SUIT FAN 


DELTA-P number 


Ok 22 


31 


5k 


LMP-LM 


3UIT FAN 


21 


Ok 22 


31 


56 


CDR-LM 


SUIT FAN 


2, open. 


Ok 22 


31 


57 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 




01+ 22 


32 


00 


CDR-LM 


SUIT FAN 


selector to 2. 



WATER SEP lights come on in about a minute. 



04 


22 


32 


11 


LMP-LM 


Okay . 


04 


22 


32 


12 


CDR-LM 


dUIT GAS DIVERTER, PULL to EGRESS. Verify. 


04 


22 


32 


15 


LMP-LM 


Go. 


Ok 


22 


32 


16 


CDR-LM 


ZAB GAS RETURN to EGRESS. Verify. 


04 


22 


32 


18 


LMP-LM 


Go. 


04 


22 


32 


19 


CDR-LM 


SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF to AUTO. Verify. 


Ok 


22 


32 


21 


LMP-LM 


Go. 


Ok 


22 


32 


22 


CDR-LM 


Okay; 102 hours, OPS - OPS connect, LMP first 












ISOLATION valve, actuate - no, we don't have 












yet, ... goes to SUIT ISOL, though. At hot] 












them. Okay, let me get at your OPS hose. 


04 


22 


32 


V7 


LMP-LM 


It ' s hot in here . 


04 


22 


32 


48 


CDR-LM 


Jfeah. 


04 


22 


32 


53 


LMP-LM 


There's a SEP light. 


04 


22 


32 


55 


CDR-LM 


Okay. Got a WATER SEP light, Houston. 


04 


22 


32 


59 


LMP-LM 


... on that . 


04 


22 


33 


02 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 



Tape 77/21 
Page 593 

Ok 22 33 08 LMP-LM . . . purge valve . 

Ok 22 33 11 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 33 12 LMP-LM Verify closed, lock pin in, and in low flow. 

Ok 22 33 16 CDR-LM That's verified. ... for you, Charlie. 

Ok 22 33 20 LMP-LM .. . purge valve in PGA, red on red. 

0U 22 33 22 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 33 2k LMP-LM PGA diverter valve to vertical. — 

Ok 22 33 29 CDR-LM Thank you, Charlie. 

Ok 22 33 38 CDR-LM We're in lock. 

Ok 22 33 U0 LMP-LM Okay. Now we repeat it. 

Ok 22 33 k2 CDR-LM Okay. Hey, why don't you sock up some water. 

We need . . . cool . 

Ok 22 33 50 LMP-LM Yeah, just a minute. 

Qi* 22 3k 02 CDR-LM Okay. Don't get your tea in your mike again, 

Charlie. 

Ok 22 3k 08 LMP-LM How's that? 

Ok 22 3k 09 CDR-LM That's hetter. 

0l+ 22 3k 10 LMP-LM Yeah, I'll just 

0k 22 3k 11 CDR-LM Okay. 

0k 22 3k 38 LMP-LM And locked? 

0k 22 3k k2 CDR-LM Okay. 

0k 22 3I+ .1+9 LMP-LM Got it. No? Got it. Lock pin is in in. 
0k 22 3k 58 CDR-LM Okay. 
~6V 22 35 02 LMP-LM And iocked. 

01+ 22 35 03 CDR-LM Okay. 

0k 22 35 05 LMP-LM Get us a drink and I'll get us some cooling. 



Tape 77/22 
Page 





22 


35 


08 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


35 


31 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


35 


50 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


01 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


08 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


0Q 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


11 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


19 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


23 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


26 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


30 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


35 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


36 


1*2 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


37 


30 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


37 


33 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


37 


35 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


37 


53 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


37 


57 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


38 


00 


CDR- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


38 


03 


LMP- 


-LM 


ok 


22 


38 


06 


CDR- 


-LM 



Okay . That ' s pretty smart , Charlie . 
Okay . 

Brace this here for a little "bit, Charlie. 
ft e y s you're doing it. 
Okay . 

Okay, I'm turning off the water. 

Okay. Let's see. We could, still do that. First 
io that ... Let's keep doing it until we get down 
here . 

Okay, PLSS fan, on; position mikes. 
Fan's on; mike is positioned. Okay. 
Fan is on. Vent Flag is clear. 
Mine hasn't yet. 
Mine did. 

Don helmet; check drink bag position. Don LEVA's 
and lower protective visor. Secure tool harness. 

Okay. Take this helmet to the very hack. 

Can you get it , Charlie? 

... over here, John. 

Yeah. Here, let me try to get it on when it - 
try to get it on whenever you get it down where 
I can see it. Oh, man, that's going to get you 
with it ... juice . 

jive it a try. 
Nope . 



Make sure the belt goes down all the way in the 
"oack here. 



That's what it is, right there. 



Tape 77/23 
_ Page 595 

Ok 22 38 07 LMP-LM Bet it feels like, right over there. Same place 

as yesterday, right there? 

0U 22 38 15 CDR-LM Yeah. ... separate. 

Ok 22 38 20 LMP-LM • • • probably gained weight ... you ... 

Ok 22 38 28 CDR-LM This comm is beautiful, isn't it? 

Ok 22 38 30 LMP-LM Yeah. ... 

Oil 22 38 32 CDR-LM Let me put it on for you, so I can see what you - - 

0U 22 38 35 LMP-LM Okay. 

nk PP <*8 37 CDR-LM Just hold your head back. Get it over your head 

Ok 22 38 37 m firgt> Wa ^ ch out for your mi ke. Here you go. 

Get that inside. 

Ok 22 38 k6 LMP-LM Okay. I think you got it, John. ... Okay, now 

we don the LEVAs. 

Ok 22 38 59 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 39 01 LMP-LM Okay, I'll put yours on first. 

Ok 22 39 06 CDR-LM Careful we don't drop those gloves. 

Ok 22 39 08 LMP-LM Yeah, I know it. We'd he - in sad shape. I 

got it. The old red stripes. 

0k 22 39 33 LMP-LM That looks pretty good, John. 

0k 22 39 35 CDR-LM Okay. 

0k 22 39 39 LMP-LM Got it down on hack? It is Velcroed. 
0k 22 39 k2 CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 22 39 k6 LMP-LM You think my old long arms here will get mine 

out? This too. 

0k 22 39 50 CDR-LM All righty. 

0k 22 kQ 02 CDR-LM Almost got it, Charlie. 

0k 22 1*0 0k LMP-LM Okay. Sorry. You're a little topheavy with this 

PLSS, aren't you? 



Tape 77/24 
Page 596 



Ok 


22 


1+0 


11 


CDR-LM 


Not really. I feel a little bit - . .., you 

know? 


ok 


22 


ko 


36 


CDR-LM 


Hey, can you carry that? 


ok 


22 


ko 


1+0 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


ko 


1+1 


CDR-LM 


. . . turn around? 


Ok 


22 


ko 


1+6 


LMP-LM 


Man, is that water cold! Whoo, whoo! 


Ok 


22 


ko 


1+8 


CDR-LM 


Feels good doesn't it? 


ok 


22 


ko 


h9 


LMP-LM 


Mm-hmm! Okay, we got - can we - hey, can you get 
mv toot hfiTnp*?^ ^^■patic!'? 


ok 


22 


ko 


56 


CDR-LM 


Yep. Okay, there's one. 


ok 


22 


kl 


01+ 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


kl 


08 


CDR-LM 


Get the other one? 


ok 


22 


kl 


1.1 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


kl 


17 


CDR-LM 


Got it? 


ok 


22 


kl 


19 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Hold on. Got this one. And it's Velcroed 
down . 


ok 


22 


kl 


30 


LMP-LM 


Do the other one . 


ok 


22 


hi 


35 


CDR-LM 


And it's Velcroed down. 


nk 




In 


3 I 


T WD T Tut 


Ukay , LLLr cold - we got that. And we'll open 
the PUMP, and we can disconnect the hoses, and 
then connect up the PLSS hose. 


Ok 


22 


ill 


l+i+ 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


1+1 


1+6 


LMP-LM 


Okay, PUMP is open. 


ok 


22 


1+1 


hi 


CDR-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


1+1 


1+8 


LMP-LM 




ok 


22 


1+1 


k9 


CDR-LM 


Got it. 


ok 


22 


hi 


51 


LMP-LM 


. . . hose , huh? 



Tape 77/25 
Page 597 

Ok 22 1+1 52 CDR-LM Yeah. Would you throw that hack up in there? I 

threw it the other way. 

Ok 22 1+1 59 LMP-LM Yeah. Boy, those things are aren't they? 

Ok 22 1+2 01 CDR-LM Here, Charlie. They won't bother you, will they? 

Ok 22 1+2 0l+ LMP-LM Okay. No. Uh-uh, sir. 

Oh 22 h2 05 CDR-LM Is yours? Why not put it back there on the wall? 

Oh 22 k2 08 LMP-LM Yeah, I am. Okay, it's on the wall. Okay, so's 

yours. ... extra h inches on this hose? Super. 
Push. 

Ok 22 h2 28 CDR-LM Okay, come in. Guess what? 
Ok 22 U2 35 LMP-LM 

Oh 22 h2 37 CDR-LM Charlie. (Laughter) 
Ok 22 1+2 1+0 LMP-LM Go ahead. Try me. 
0l+ 22 1+2 1+1+ CDR-LM In, and locked. 

0l+ 22 1+2 5l+ LMP-LM Okay, we got your hoses to the ECS handhold. 

Okay, helmets, visors aligned and locked. 

0l+ 22 1+3 01 CDR-LM Aligned and locked. 

Ok 22 1+3 02 LMP-LM 0^ connectors, three, locked. 

01+ 22 1+3 03 CDR-LM 0 £ connectors have been locked. I checked yours, 

Charlie. 

0l+ 22 1+3 06 LMP-LM Okay, purge valve's locked. 

0l+ 22 1+3 08 CDR-LM Purge valve's locked. 

01+ 22 1+3 10 LMP-LM Okay. 

0k 22 1+3 11 CDR-LM Water connector's locked. 

0l+ 22 1+3 13 LMP-LM Water's locked; we just checked. 

0l+ 22 1+3 ll+ CDR-LM Comm connector's locked, too. 



Tape 77/26 



Page 


598 








01+ 


22 


1+3 


15 


LMP-LM 


Okav . £ro "to ve^yhi r^a 1 . 


Ok 


22 


1+3 


1 7 


CDR-LM 




Oh 


22 


1+3 


19 


LMP-LM 


LJp vfri fv n"R fnnfi irnvat i nn Yon pan "hVt^ naoe 


Ok 


22 


!+3 


23 


CDR-LM 


Okav. 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


26 


LMP-LM 


Couple minutes away. 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


27 


CDR-LM 


Charlie, these ... 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


38 


CDR-LM 


Wow, verify these CB configurations. 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


1*1 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


1+5 


CDR-LM 


Can VOU TP£td All +".hi^ HniKtnn'? 


Ok 


22 


1+3 


1+8 


CC 


Wp SIlTP ("* fl Ti r!Vl ayl i p Up ' yp f*n~l 1 nui no* vnn rirpt i" 

"f *— 0 V- O.I1 ^ V'li GLJ. _L _L *3 • J.C 1 UJ.±UWlliK V (J U. 1JI C U V 

well. 


Oh 


22 


1+3 


53 


CDR-LM 


I'm John. (Laughter) That's yours. 


Oh 


22 


1+1+ 


00 


LMP-LM 


Yes . I forgot I left my white overgloves back 
here. Want it on? 


Oh 


22 


kk 


1+5 


LMP-LM 


. . . fell out somewhere. 


oh 


22 


1+1+ 


57 


CDR-LM 


Okay. My gloves are on and locked, Charlie. 


Ok 


22 


1+1+ 


59 


LMP-LM 


Okay. I haven't even started mine, yet. Wait a 
minute. 


- SEPARATE , 


SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 


01+ 


21 


33 


XX 




BEGIN LUNAR REV 23 


oi+ 


21 


53 


30 


CC 


Good morning, Casper. Up and at them. 


oi+ 


21 


55 


15 


CMP 


Hello, Houston. Are you there this morning? 


01+ 


21 


55 


19 


CC 


Good morning, Casper. How are you feeling this 



morning? 



Tape 77/27 
Page 599 



OU 21 55 25 CMP Swinging. 

Ok 21 55 29 CC You get a good night's rest? 

Ok 21 55 3U CMP Sure did. That's the "best sleep I've had since 

I've been in here. 

Ok 21 55 38 CC Hey, that sounds great. Whenever you're ready to 

get a few things done before your eating period, 
let me know. 

Ok 21 55 k9 CMP Okay. If you get some things for me to copy, I'll 

get started on that. Then we can catch up on the 
crew status when we get a chance. 

Ok 21 55 59 CC Okay. Before we get started, Ken, could you 

terminate the bat A charge? 

Ok 21 56 10 CMP No sooner said than done. 

Ok 21 56 33 CC Okay, Ken, how about let's starting with the 

Flight Plan changes for a couple of revs here and 
get that out of the way? 

Ok 21 56 52 CMP Say, just a second. Let me check the test meter. 

Ok 21 57 08 CMP Okay, the battery compartment is sitting right at 

1.5 volts. So, I guess the next time we go to do 
a dump and stuff, it wouldn't hurt to vent that, too. 

Ok 21 57 19 CC Roger. Copy. 

Ok 21 57 35 CMP Okay. Let's go. 

Ok 21 57 37 CC Okay. The - the first item is right here at the 

wakeup, 118 hours. We have already terminated the 
bat charge. We want to - we don't need to write all 
this in. I'll just tell you what we want to get 
from you is a film status report, which we didn't 
pick up last night. And, a little bit later here, 
we want to up-link the lift-off time. The first 
item really comes at 118:15 and there we want to 
put, "Sync mission timer to CMC clock." And that is 
a VERB 5 NOUN 1 ENTER, 1706 ENTER. And then T gphem 

verification by MSFN. Copy on MSFN cue. I guess 
you're familiar with that procedure, aren't you? 



Tape 77/28 
Page 600 



Oh 


21 


58 


30 


CMP 


Ok 


21 


tr C 

5o 


32 


CC 


ok 


21 


58 


52 


CMP 


ok 


21 


59 


06 


CC 


ok 


21 


59 


21 


CC 



Yes, sir. 

Okay, and they got a note here where we copy out 
three registers at the time - at the proper time. 
Okay, the next item is 118:55 - delete the charge 
battery B. 

Okay. Battery charge B charge is deleted. 

Okay, at - stand by a minute, Ken. 

Okay, Ken, that should get you through the next 
couple of revs. We are just gonna follow the 
Flight Plan. The - How about now let's set up 
our cryo configuration. We would like to verify 
the - that we're using the 100- volt heaters on 0 . 
That's on panel 226, I believe. 



Ok 


21 


59 


5h 


CMP 


Okay, that's verified. 


ok 


21 


59 


59 


CC 


Okay, and back on panel 2, we want 0^ HEATERS 1 
and 2, AUTO, and 3, OFF. 


ok 


22 


00 


11 


CMP 


That's verified. 


ok 


22 


00 


12 


CC 


H 2 HEATERS 1 and 2 , OFF. 


ok 


22 


00 


22 


CMP 


Okay, H 2 HEATERS 1 and 2, OFF. 


oh 


22 


00 


26 


CC 


Roger. And H 2 fans, 1 and 2, OFF, and 3, AUTO. 


oh 


22 


00 


37 


CMP 


Okay. FANS in tank 3 are AUTO. 


oh 


22 


00 


53 


CC 


Okay, Ken, we got a message that says, "Do not vent 
the battery compartment . " 



0k 22 01 02 CMP Okay. I won't do that. 

0k 22 01 06 CC Okay, the next item - We are wondering if you got 

the screens on the suit hoses. Those screens are 
normally stored in the PGA bags during launch and 
we don't know whether you ever got those on or not. 
If you didn't, you can put those on and get 
increased circulation in the cockpit, there. 



Tape 77/29 
Page 601 

Ok 22 01 30 CMP Okay. No, we sure didn't. I plugged up the inlet 

side so that it wouldn't get dirt in them and then 
he put the screens on. I'll - I'll do that. 

Ok 22 01 1+1 CC Okay, just make a note to yourself there to get 

that done. Okay, I'll tell you a little bit 
about SIM Bay status here. Mapping camera is 
working fine ; no anomalies . The only problem we 
had was that retract. And our plan on that is that 
we are going to leave the mapping camera out except 
when we are doing coupled RCS. The laser altimeter 
has fired 663 times since launch. But it is 
starting to miss now about 20 percent of the time 
on the altitudes. Pan camera's working f ine ; no 
anomalies. We've got a margin of 58 frames. I 
forgot to give you margins on the mapping camera. 
We're U52 frames ahead there. Mass spec is per- 
forming good. And the extend/retract performance 
is good except that the boom is hanging up near 
full or retraction. You are aware of that. 
However, the boom has been verified safe for SPS 
burns. The gamma ray is getting good data. The 
gain is stable and has excellent resolution. Boom 
performance is nominal. X-ray and alpha particles 
are both good. 

Ok 22 03 07 CMP Okay. Have they seen anything unusual on any of 

their data yet? 

Ok 22 03 13 CC That's negative, Ken. And, if you will give us 

ACCEPT, we'll get on with your state vector 
updates. Stand by - That's clock update. 

Ok 22 03 23 CMP You got them. 

Ok 22 03 kO CC And, for your information on planning, we're not 

going to reschedule any extra mapping camera or 
pan camera passes today to make up for what we 
missed yesterday. We're just going to go with the 
Flight Plan. 



Ok 22 03 55 CMP 



Okay, 



Tape 77/30 
Page 602 

04 22 03 58 CC And - in regard to the toons , we are gonna do - 

follow the nominal extension and retractions for 
the mass spec, except we are going to try to get 
the retractions done during AOS, so we can watch 
it. 

Ok 22 Ok 19 CMP Okay, that sounds good, and - was the mapping 

camera retract time really as long as I thought it 
was? 

Ok 22 Ok 33 CC Stand by. 

Ok 22 Ok kl CC That's affirmative, Ken. They got 03:15 on their 

data down here. 

Ok 22 04 1+9 CMP Okay. 

0a 22 Ok 53 CC And, in regard to your EKG, sometime when you get 

a chance here, we want you to service the - the 
leads there. Want you to doff your harness, 
replace the sponges and tape, and don it again. 

Ok 22 05 09 CMP Okay, that's about - that's about a 20-minute job. 

0*4 22 05 14 CC Just whenever you can work it in. No real rush 

there - - 

04 22 05 17 CMP ... piecemeal, if I get a chance. 

Ok 22 05 50 CC And, Ken, consumables status looks just about like 

it was when you went to bed last night. Nothing 
really to report there. And I guess, we can go 
ahead and start on your postsleep checklist and 
we'll be standing by for your crew status report 
and SIM status report . 

Ok 22 06 13 CMP Okay, I'll have that for you in just a minute. 

04 22 09 17 CMP Okay, Hank. I am ready for our little crew status 

update. Then, - let's see. You want me to take 
the MASS SPEC, ION SOURCE, to STANDBY now? 



04 22 09 29 CC 



Roger, Ken. Go ahead. 



Tape 77/31 
Page 603 



Ok 22 09 39 CMP Okay, it's in STANDBY. I'll get - PAN CAMERA MODE 

is in STANDBY and the POWER is coming ON - 

Ok 22 09 47 CMP MARK. 

Ok 22 09 U8 CMP Barber pole, back to gray. Okay, ready for a little 

crew status. 

Ok 22 09 58 CC Roger; go ahead. 

Ok 22 10 07 CMP Okay, Bravo 1, 150U8; Bravo 3, 6-1/2 - the best 

yet; Bravo k, none. On the menu side, the happy 
gourmet says that meal A for CMP was a large 
orange juice with potassium. Meal B was - and 
then breakfast, a chocolate bar, sugar cookies, 
and another citrus beverage with potassium. 
Meal C - chicken and rice, two orange drinks, 
fruit cocktail, pineapple fruitcake. I got - I 
guess yesterday morning - for the commander, you 
can delete the peaches, you can delete the grits 
on the LMP. You can delete the peaches, you can 
delete the eggs , and you can add an extra orange- 
pineapple with potassium. 

Ok 22 11 k$ CC Okay, Ken. We got all that. 

Ok 22 ik Ik CC Casper, Houston. You're cleared for PAN CAMERA 

POWER, OFF. The lens is tucked. 

0l+ 22 ll+ 27 CMP Okay, I'll get that in just a second. 

01+ 22 15 36 CMP PAN CAMERA POWER is OFF. 

OU 22 15 38 CC Okay. 

Ok 22 15 53 CC And, Ken. We are up - up-linking the state vector 

to you now. 

Ok 22 l6 00 CMP Okay. 

Ok 22 18 1+5 CC Casper, Houston. The computer is yours. 

OU 22 18 51 CMP Okay, thank you, sir. 



Tape 77/32 
Page 60k 

Ok 22 21 00 CC Casper, Houston. Whenever you get a chance, we 

can take the GAMMA RAY SHIELD, OFF and the MASS 
SPEC ION SOURCE, ON. 

Oh 22 21 09 CMP MASS SPEC ION SOURCE is ON; the GAMMA RAY SHIELD 

is OFF; SHIELD is OFF. 

Ok 22 21 18 CC Roger. 

Ok 22 22 31 CC Ken, no need to acknowledge, but give us a call 

when you get ready to sync your mission timer. 

Ok 22 22 38 CMP Okay, I'm trying to catch this photograph of Davy, 

and I'm almost over it now. 

Ok 22 23 13 CMP It looks to me like I'm not going to be able to 

get it because the terminator isn't quite far 
enough over this time. I guess we're far enough 
off on our basic here. 

Ok 22 23 32 CC Okay, you say Davy hadn't moved out into the light, 

yet? 

Ok 22 23 kO CMP No, the terminator is lying just to the west of 

Ptolemaeus . I can see the highlands and I think I 
see probably the first crater chain - first of 
the craters in the chain. And, in fact, that may 
be Davy G. But the rest of it is still in the 
shadow. 

Ok 22 2k 02 CC Roger. 

Ok 22 2k C3 CMP I guess I will have to let that one go today. Okay, 

well , let ' s get back to where you were . 

Ok 22 2k k3 CMP Yeah, what's happening here, Hank. It looks like 

we are a little bit early, but it still looks like 
those times would have been - these times probably 
weren't gonna quite hack it anyhow. 

Ok 22 2k 55 CC I am a little bit puzzled by this, too, Ken. That 

should have been good. 

Ok 22 2k 57 CMP Okay, and I am ready. Okay, let's see. We need 

to catch up on T , , right? 

ephem 



Tape 77/33 
Page 605 



Ok 22 25 08 CC That's affirmative. 

Ok 22 25 21 CMP Okay, that's what I show on 1706 . 

0l+ 22 25 33 CC Okay, Ken. We got the numbers . It looks good. 

Oh 22 25 50 CMP Okay, and I copied them down. Well, we can sync 

the mission timers to that , huh? 

Ok 22 26 00 CC That's affirmative. 

Ok 22 29 05 CC Ken, in regard to that Davy thing - I was just 

talking to Spence and he says that the - that 
was the correct time and that - that - where they 
call officially the terminator. And the photo 
setting should have worked. But it sounds like 
from what you said, it may have been a little too 
dark. 

01+ 22 29 27 CMP (Laughter) There's nothing but hard shadows down 

there where Davy is . Maybe - maybe the rim of 
Ptolemaeus there ' s - and Alphonsus , and that area 
is a little higher than we calculated because it 
wouldn't have to be off by much in order to keep 
you from - from missing it. I - after we talked 
about it there - why, looked out the side to the 
south, and it looked like further south in the 
mare. The terminator did go out a little further. 
So, I think we got caught by elevation. 

Ok 22 29 59 CC I suspect that's the case, Ken. 

Oil 22 30 08 CMP Okay, I'll whip into a little P52 here. 

Ok 22 31 03 CMP Hey, Hank. 

Ok 22 31 31 CMP Well, there's the old Earth, again. And it's get- 

ting smaller. I think it's not sanforized. 

01+ 22 31 36 CC Roger (laughter). 

Ok 22 31 k6 CC Ken, in your postsleep , did you terminate the jet 

monitor? 



Tape 77/ 3h 
Page 6q6 



Ok 22 31 52 CMP Oh, hey - no. Let me write that out on my post- 

sleep checklist right now. They wrote that in as 
an extra item yesterday, and I forgot it this 
morning . 

Oh 22 32 20 CMP It sure pays to have you guys watching. 

Oh 22 32 2k CC Well, I just happened to think of that one, and I 

got to thinking at>out your P52, using SCS, and 
then I wondered aloout the jet monitor program. 

Oh 22 32 39 CMP For that one, you get the award for the year. That 

was smooth . 

Oh 22 33 Ik CC And, Ken. Whenever you get a chance, GAMMA RAY, 

SHIELD, ON. When you get through with this. 



Ok 


22 


33 


30 


CMP 


Okay, GAMMA RAY SHIELD is coming ON - 


ok 


22 


33 


33 


CMP 


MARK it. 


ok 


22 


38 


Ik 


CC 


Okay, Ken. We got the 93. You are clear - - 


ok 


22 


38 


16 


CMP 


Okay, you folks have the angles. 


ok 


22 


38 


17 


CC 


- - to torque. 


ok 


22 


38 


19 


CMP 


Okay, I'll do it at 10. 


ok 


22 


38 


58 


CC 


And, Casper; Houston. Got a little update to you 
there for that dead band test. We'd like to change 
the 5 degrees to 2-1/2 degrees. 


ok 


22 


39 


09 


CMP 


Okay. Make that 2-1/2. 


ok 


22 


39 


53 


CC 


And, Ken. Since we updated the clock, we need to 
update the time on the T. for the TEI-26. The 



rest of the TEI-26 pad's good. So, whenever you 
are ready to copy, I'll read you the new T. . 

Ok 22 kO 09 CMP Okay. Just a second. Let me get my GDC here. 

This GDC is working a lot "better. When we started 
out, I made a drift check on it, you know - right 
after insertion, and it was drifting pretty readily. 
And now, this thing will go for 6 hours and he off 



Tape 77/35 
Page 607 

less than 10 degrees. I guess it just - maybe once 
it got warmed up, it just sort of stabilized, and 
it's really - really doing a good job now. 

Ok 22 kO h3 CC Key, that sounds real great. 

0U 22 kO kQ CMP Yeah, it is particularly nice to know (laughter). 

OU 22 kl 25 CMP Okay. Why don't you give me a new time for TEI-26? 

Ok 22 kl 29 CC Roger. T. is 125:26:15.^7- 

ig 

Ok 22 kl k9 CMP Okay, that is 25 :26 :15 . ^7 • 

Ok 22 1+1 56 CC Roger. That's 125- 

Ok 22 k2 10 CMP Yeah - yeah, 125- Thank you. 

Ok 22 k2 kO CMP And I got the PURGE LIME HEATERS on. 

Ok 22 k2 k5 CC Roger; copy. 

Ok 22 k2 k6 CMP And, about now, suppose I give you - try to give 

you a rundown on the film. 

Ok 22 k2 52 CC Okay. Go ahead, Ken. 

Oh 22 k2 5!+ CMP Didn't use any of the - we didn't use any of the 

UV film yesterday - that's magazine Oscar Oscar. 
Magazine Sierra Sierra reads 20 frames. I'm just 
going to have to go through the film locker here 
and pull out mags and tell you what's on them. 

Ok 22 k3 26 CMP Okay, November November is completed. 

0i+ 22 kk 33 CMP And, Victor - we're only up to 8. 

TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROIMD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Tape T8/1 
Page 609 



Oh 


22 


kh 


^5 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay, my ... are all right, Charlie. 


Oh 


22 


kk 


50 


LMP- 


■LM 


... I haven't started mine yet. Wait a minuti 


Oh 


22 


hh 


55 


LMP- 


■LM 


You don't see one of those white gloves down ■ 
anywhere, do you? 


Oh 


22 


k5 


05 


CDR- 


-LM 


No, I sure don't, Charlie. 


Oh 


22 


h5 


10 


LMP- 


■LM 


On the floor anywhere? 


Oh 


22 


^5 


15 


CDR- 


■ LM 


No, I don't see one. 


Oh 


22 


k5 


IT 


LMP- 


•LM 


Ah, here it is. 


Ok 


22 


k5 


22 


LMP- 


■LM 


That could be the . . . Flash Gordon with those 
with those ... on. 


Oh 


22 


k5 


k3 


LMP- 


■LM 


I can barely get the old fingers in them. 


oh 


22 


h5 


hi 


CDR- 


■LM 


Let me do it for you, Charlie. 


Oh 


22 


h5 


h9 


LMP- 


■LM 


Let me try this one. Then you can ... Okay, 
push. Can you push it? 


oh 


22 


h6 


08 


LMP- 


■LM 


Now wait a minute. Okay. I'll push the top 
you push the bottom one. 


oh 


22 


h6 


10 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. There we go. 


oh 


22 


k6 


11 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


kl 


13 


LMP- 


-LM 


Super job, John. Thank you. 


ok 


22 


kl 


23 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay. Wait a minute. 


ok 


22 


hi 


28 


CDR- 


-LM 


The washer's a little loose, but that's okay. 


ok 


22 


kl 


30 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. PLSS lock is locked, ... adjusted, the 
on. Okay, verify PLSS converters in. Yours 


oh 


22 


kl 


k2 


CDR- 


-LM 


Yes. 


oh 


22 


kl 


1+8 


CDR- 


-LM 


It's in, Charlie. 



Tape 78/2 
Page 610 

Ok 22 1*7 52 LMP-LM 

Oh 22 1+8 02 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 1+8 0U CDR-LM 

OU 22 1+8 08 LMP-LM 

Ok 22 1+8 10 CDR-LM 

OU 22 1+8 11 CDR-LM 

OU 22 1+8 13 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 U8 Ik CDR-LM 

Ok 22 1+8 15 LMP-LM 

Ok 22 1+8 30 CDR-LM 

0l+ 22 1+8 1+3 LMP-LM 

OU 22 1+8 1+8 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 1+8 55 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 1+8 57 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 1+9 03 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 1+9 08 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 1+9 15 CDR-LM 

0l+ 22 1+9 16 LMP-LM 

0l+ 22 1+9 52 CDR-LM 

Ok 22 1+9 5!+ LMP-LM 

Ok 22 1+9 57 CDR-LM 

0l+ 22 50 00 CDR-LM 

0l+ 22 50 01 LMP-LM 



Okay. Okay, pumps on. 

Okay. Go ahead. 

Hey, that's good cooling. 

I don't understand why I can't get cool now. 
Circulate that cool water in you. 
Okay, PLSS REGS A and B to EGRESS. 
EGRESS . 

Okay. PLSS 0^ ON. 
Okay. 

Okay. ... 31 to 3k. 
Coming up. Hey, I got it. 
Okay, fine. 

... 31 to 3!+, Charlie. 

Okay. What about the 0 2 flag? What does it say? 
Don't say nothing. Says 0^ flag ... 37^0. 
Okay. 

Yeah. Happy days. 
Yeah. 

Okay, Charlie. Let's do the ... check. 

Okay. I'll get yours off. 

Let me see if I can get it. I got it. 

Grabbing the wrong valve, there. 

Who me? 



Tape 78/ 3 
Page 6ll 



Ok 


22 


50 


02 


CDR-LM 


No, I did it. 


oh 


22 


50 


Oh 


CDR-LM 


Okay, I'll start in a minute. 


oh 


22 


50 


06 


CDR-LM 


Houston, can you give us a mark at the end of a 
minute ? 

1J-<L-^ H l**- v ■ 


Oh 


22 


■50 


08 


CC 


Roser. I started the clock when vou said it was 
off. 


Oh 


22 


50 


15 


LMP-LM 


Okay, mine's off. 


Oh 


22 


50 


16 


CDR-LM 


Charlie, is yours off? 


Oh 


22 


50 


27 


LMP-LM 


Boy, mine's tight as a drum, John. 


oh 


22 


50 


30 


CDR-LM 


Yes, and mine's leaked about ... some. 


oh 


22 


50 


ho 


CDR-LM 


Started at 382; it's down to about 372 now. 


oh 


22 


50 


hi 


LMP-LM 


Mine jumped about a tenth also. 


oh 


22 


50 


50 


CDR-LM 


Boy, that feels good. 


oh 


22 


50 


52 


LMP-LM 


That pressure point on the leg went away, John. 


oh 


22 


50 


56 


CDR-LM 


There's no pressure, huh? 


oh 


22 


51 


02 


LMP-LM 


Hey, when's the minute up, Tony? 


oh 


22 


51 


03 


CC 


Okay, there's the minute now. 


oh 


22 


51 


05 


CDR-LM 


Took a long time. 


Um- 


dd 




1 n 

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UJJrt— ±jJYl 


UKay • J. m down \>o jj [ • 


Oh 


22 


51 


12 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Mine dropped off 1 and 1/2, Tony. 


Oh 


22 


51 


18 


CC 


Say again yours, Charlie? 


Oh 


22 


51 


21 


LMP-LM 


0.15. ... 


oh 


22 


51 


37 


LMP-LM 


Feels like it's on to me. Back over a little 
bit - - 


oh 


22 


51 


41 


CDR-LM 


It's on off. 



Tape 78 A 
Page 612 








01+ 


22 


51 


1+2 


LMP-LM 


Say again? 


Ok 


22 


51 


i+3 


CDR-LM 


It's not on. 


ok 


22 


51 


50 


LMP-LM 


Okay; check mine off. 


ok 


22 


51 




CC 


Okay, Orion. We're GO for depress. 


ok 


22 


52 


00 


LMP-LM 


Roger. GO for depress. 


ok 


22 


52 


09 


CDR-LM 


Yours is off, Charlie. 


ok 


22 


52 


10 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Okay, read them. 


ok 


22 




18 


CDR-LM 


Okay. Circuit breaker ECS, CABIN REPRESS to open 


ok 


22 




20 


LMP-LM 


Okay. Don't need to close the COMM TV breaker, 
I guess. 


Ok 


22 


52 


25 


CDR-LM 


No. Huh-uh. 


ok 


22 


52 


26 


CDR-LM 


Okay, CABIN REPRESS valve to CLOSE. 


ok 


22 


52 


28 


LMP-LM 


Okay, go. 


ok 


22 


52 


30 


CDR-LM 


Overhead abort dump valve open and auto at 3-1/2. 


ok 


22 


52 


33 


LMP-LM 


Okay. I'll get this one. 


ok 


22 


52 


35 


CDR-LM 


Okay. You got it open, Charlie? 


ok 


22 


52 


41 


LMP-LM 


Not yet. 


ok 


22 


52 


^7 


CDR-LM 


Here we go. 


ok 


22 


52 


1+8 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


22 


52 


50 


CDR-LM 


That's k and 1/2, 1+ , 3 and 1/2 - 


ok 


22 


52 


56 


CDR-LM 


MARK. 


ok 


22 


52 


57 


CDR-LM 


Okay, close. Okay. Charlie's at 3 and 1/2; my 
own suit circuit is locked up at 4.3. That's 
true. Okay, ... pressure gage is ... 5. 



dropping down slowly. Okay. 



Tape 78/5 
Page 613 



04 


22 


53 


29 


CDR- 


■LM 


Go ahead and open the dump valve, Charlie. 


ok 


22 


53 


31 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. Ready? 


ok 


22 


53 


32 


CDR- 


■LM 


Yeah. 


ok 


22 


53 


33 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. Here we go. It's open. There. 


ok 


22 


54 


00 


LMP- 


■ LM 


It' s on and . . . 


ok 


22 


54 


01 


CDR- 


■LM 


Yeah. 


04 


22 




Oo 


t Ttira 

LMr- 


■LM 




rid 
04 


22 


54 




r*n 




bay again, unarxie. 


ok 


22 


54 


15 


LMP- 


■LM 


Cabin pressure is down to 1. 


Ok 


22 


54 


20 


cc 




Roger. We copy. 


Ok 


22 


54 


29 


CDR- 


-LM 


A few minutes after we started that, we were 
supposed to "be able to open the forward hatch. 


Ok 


22 


54 


36 


LMP- 


-LM 


Now we're down to 0.5 S 0,4. 


Ok 


22 


54 


i+6 


CDR- 


-LM 


You gonna put that back to auto before we get o\ 
Charlie .' 


Ok 


22 


54 


49 


LMP- 


-LM 


What does it say? 


04 


22 


54 


54 


CDR- 


-LM 


Better not. 11 tnat tnxng ciosea ana we naa a 
leak, we'd be in trouble. 


04 


22 


55 


03 


CC 




No, you want to leave one in open, there. 


04 


22 


55 


07 


LMP- 


-LM 


We got it. The overheads are open. 


04 


22 


55 


09 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay, John. It's 0.2. You ought to be able to 
open that gate. Here she comes. She's coming 
open. I've got the handle down. 


04 


22 


55 


30 


CDR- 


-LM 


I know it. 


04 


22 


55 


31 


LMP- 


-LM 


There it is. Hatch is open, Houston. Wait a 
minute, wait a minute. Okay, I got it. Look a- 



that air - Look at that stuff stream out of there. 



Tape 78/6 
Page 6lk 



ah 






kG 


\j Ls±\ Ul'l 


Yeah . 


Ok 


22 




kl 


T.MP-LM 


Okay. Okay, forward hatch open. PLSS open. 
Partially opened forward hatch. You get it? 


Ok 


22 


56 


09 


CDR-LM 


Can you get it? 


ok 


22 


56 


10 


LMP-LM 


Now. 


oh 


22 


56 


13 


CDR-LM 


There it is. 


ok 


22 


56 


ik 


LMP-LM 


Okay, it's off. 


n)i 

U4 


00 


?D 


OC\ 
dxi 


T MP T M 


lllat* -L-L Uc caoy . ... 


□ 4 


22 


?D 


0 q 
O 


PTiP T M 


LIlc Watci • 


OU 


22 


56 


29 


LMP-LM 


Yeah. I think so. ... 


oU 


22 


56 


35 


CDR-LM 


Turn around, Charlie. ... 


Oil 


22 


56 


38 


LMP-LM 


I'm just trying to turn around. You're in front 
of me. Okay, there we go. 


ok 


22 


56 


56 


LMP-LM 


I think it's on, John. 


Oh 


22 


57 


03 


CDR-LM 


... Charlie's ... is on your mark. Okay, it's 
on, undxi-ic« 


Ok 


22 


57 


13 


LMP-LM 


If you'd turn sideways, Johnny, we'd - - 


ok 


22 


57 


16 


CDR-LM 


If I could turn sideways, I'd be half as big as 

T p Tn 

X dill • 


ok 


22 






T.MP-T.M 


Okay. You'll have to turn sideways to get out. 


ok 


22 


57 


20 


CDR-LM 


I know it . 


ok 


22 


57 


21 


LMP-LM 


Okay, let's rest until the feedwater pressure comes 
out. 


ok 


22 


57 


33 


CC 


We don't have any telemetry here. 


ok 


22 


57 


1+1 


LMP-LM 


Oh, yeah? 


ok 


22 


57 


1+6 


CDR-LM 


I believe you can take your visor down, Charlie. 



ok 


22 


57 


U8 


LMP- 


■LM 


Ok 


22 


58 


00 


CC 




Ok 


22 


58 


Ii2 


CDR- 


•LM 


Ok 


22 


58 


he 


LMP- 


•LM 


ah 


22 






CDR- 


■LM 




22 


58 


53 


LMP- 


■LM 


Oil 


22 


58 


55 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oil 


22 


59 


08 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oil 


22 


59 


13 


LMP- 


-LM 


nli 
Ul 






OO 




T M 


OU 


22 


59 


28 


LMP- 


-LM 






5Q 




CDR- 


-LM 


Oil 


22 


59 


3T 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oil 


22 


59 


1+2 


CG 




Oil 


22 


59 


52 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oil 


22 


59 


57 


CDR- 


-LM 


Oil 


23 


00 


05 


LMP- 


-LM 


Oil 


23 


00 


lU 


CC 




Oil 


23 


00 


20 


LMP' 


-LM 



Tape 78/7 
Page 615 

How long is it supposed to take to get the feed- 
water to start feeding the cooling? 

About h minutes. 

Do you want me to throw out the checkback, Charlie 

1 1 11 give it to you. Okay? 

Don't think we can get it past ... 

Okay. Fine. 

You can't get back in that corner? No, sideways, 
like I am. You can't - you ain't going to be 
able to get out unless you can get around. There 
you go. 

Baby , that ' s as far as I go . 

So do I, but that's what we're going to have to do 
Okay, you get out and I'll put in the - - 

. . . you do, too. 

Hey, yours just cleared, very minor. Didn't mine 
clear? 

You don't have any flags, Charlie. 

Okay, Houston, the H 2 0 flags have just cleared. 

Okay. We copy that. 

Okay, shall we go to intermediate on the cooling 
and see if it's working. 

It's working. 

Houston. Can we go to intermediate on the 
cooling? 

Roger. That's okay. 
I feel mine working. 



Tape 78/8 
Page 6l6 





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TMP- 


.T.M 

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ready to get out. 


Oh 


23 


00 


31 


CC 




Okay. Let's go. 


Oh 


23 


00 


34 


LMP- 


■LM 


Here we go. Hey, why don't you go out, John? 


Oh 


23 


00 


37 


CDR- 


■LM 


Take care of the ETB, Charlie. 


04 


23 


00 


39 


LMP- 


■LM 


I'll give you that when you get out. Okay? 


U4 


23 


UU 


40 


CDK- 


T \& 

■LM 


Got to get my PLSS antenna, right? 


U4 




UU 




T MP 


T M 


rJO, noXr QuiT^e — noT, now. xiiaij Louies _Lc±uei • KJr±a.y , 














kick your feet out. Okay, your PLSS is over on - 














partially over under the perch. Come this way a 














little "bit. Okay. You've got your PLSS hung up. 














Your right corner is on the door over there. 














Throw your rear end - There you go. You got it. 


04 


23 


01 


23 


CDR- 


■LM 


Okay, Charlie. 


04 


23 


01 


24 


LMP- 


■LM 


Okay. Can you stand on the porch? 


Ok 


23 


01 


28 


CDR- 


■LM 


Yeah, wait a minute. I'll get the ETB now. 


04 


23 


01 


31 


LMP- 


•LM 


Okay, that's the jett "bag. 


0U 


23 


01 


33 


CDR- 


-LM 


Okay , let me get it . 


04 


23 


01 


41 


LMP- 


-LM 


Okay. Okay. There you go. 


04 


23 


01 hf 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay. Houston, I'm standing out on the porch. 














I've got the ETB in one hand, and we're just sort 














of looking around here. My golly, what a view. 














I can see the big boulders Charlie was talking 














about . 


04 


23 


02 


06 


LMP- 


-LM 


How far back is it? 


04 


23 


02 


15 


LMP- 


-LM 


Hey, Houston. How do you read me? Over. 


04 


23 


02 


24 


CC 




Okay. You sound good there. 



Tape 78/9 
Page 6l7 



Ok 


23 


02 


28 


LMP-LM 


Okay; Johnny's I guess about out. 


ok 


23 


02 


31 


CDR-EVA 


Yeah, I'm about out, Houston. 


oh 


23 


02 


33 


CC 


Very good. 


ok 


23 


02 


3^ 


CDR-EVA 


I'm on the porch. I'll take the old ETB , and go 
down the steps here, Charlie. 


ok 


23 


02 


1+3 


LMP-LM 


Okay. 


ok 


23 


03 


02 


CDR-EVA 


Boy! Isn't that nice? I tell you, the ETB is 
hanging right in there. I'm setting it on the 
ground. 


ok 


23 


03 


lk 


LMP-LM 


Are you on the ground? 


ok 


23 


03 


16 


CDR-EVA 


Wo, the ETB is, though. 


ok 


23 


03 


18 


LMP-LM 


It's touching the ground? 


ok 


23 


03 


19 


CDR-EVA 




ok 


23 


03 


20 


CC 


And, John, verify you got the MESA. 


ok 


23 


03 


26 


CDR-EVA 


Oh, yeah. I've got to get the MESA. Excuse me. 


ok 


23 


03 


39 


LMP-LM 


There goes the MESA. 


ok 


23 


03 


1+0 


CC 


Roger. 


ok 


23 


03 


1+1 


CDR-EVA 


I'm going to check the vehicle where it hit the 
bottom, Charlie. 


ok 


23 


03 


k3 


LMP-LM 


I saw it. ... 


ok 


23 


03 


k5 


CDR-EVA 


Okay. Oh, boy. 


ok 


23 


03 


51 


LMP-LM 


Hey, John, hurry up. 


ok 


23 


03 


51* 


CDR-EVA 


I'm hurrying. Okay. 


ok 


23 


ok 


05 


LMP-LM 


There you are, our mysterious and unknown Descar 
Highland plains , Apollo 16 is gonna change your 



image. I'm glad they got old Brer Rabbit, here, 
back in the briar patch where he belongs. Okay, 



Tape 78/10 
Page 6l8 



RECORDER'S OFF. VOX S-BAHD to max, UTILITY FLOOD 
are OFF. SIDE PANELs are OFF. Here I come, bate 

Oh 23 Oh 3h CDR-EVA Okay. Jett bag is going under the engine bell. 

I don't see any - Oh, look at those beautiful 
rocks. I don't see any particular - Yep, we 
roped the probes off, going straight down. The 
probes are all standing straight up. 



Ok 


23 


01+ 


5H 


LMP-LM 


Okay , great . 


oh 


23 


01+ 


55 


CDR-EVA 


Oh, is this ever neat, Charlie! 




0 Q 


U4 


J 1 


T M~P W A 


f\\r 0 r T 1 1 +" 0 1 Trl f~i C" "f" 


U*+ 


c. J 


up 




^ JJIx — J_i V 1A 


Wf^l 1 rJnn'i" rrimp oi]"h nirhi 1 vol] rpp "wTiat we — i 

what we just passed over. 


0U 


23 


05 


06 


LMP-EVA 


It was a big rock, I tell you. 


0^ 


23 


05 


09 


CDR-EVA 


No, it was a big hole. 


Oh 


23 


05 


10 


LMP-EVA 


A big hole, huh? 


ok 


23 


05 


11 


CDR-EVA 


You ain't going to believe this. 


ok 


23 


05 


13 


LMP-EVA 


Okay. Close the hatch. 


ok 


23 


05 


15 


CDR-EVA 


Okay. ... 


ok 


23 


05 


23 


LMP-EVA 


Okay, Tony, how far do you want me to close t 
hatch? 


ok 


23 


05 


29 


CC 


Okay. Just pull it snug, Charlie. 


oh 


23 


05 


32 


CDR-EVA 


How far do you want it closed about, Charlie? 


oh 


23 


05 


31+ 


LMP-EVA 


What'd he say? 


Oh 


23 


05 


36 


CDR-EVA 


Just pull it snug. 


Oh 


23 


05 


38 


CDR-EVA 


Okay, I'm gonna open the MESA here. ... 


Oh 


23 


05 


1+3 


LMP-EVA 


Hot dog, is this great! 


oh 


23 


05 


1+6 


CC 


Sounds great. 



Tape 78/11 
Page 619 



Ok 


23 


05 


58 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, John. You can see the - you can see in the 














shadows just great. 


ok 


23 


06 


03 


CDR. 


-FVA 

~ ill V r\ 


y pri 


Oh 


23 


06 




LMP- 


-EVA 


*vuw ■ JjtJtJri. do OIlcvO J_dIiU.XIlg . ion aj_rnoso gox a 














u±g runt w 1 on one — aoouo a ^>u— cenoime ter rocK 














with the right leg - the left leg. That was a 














slight miscalculation on the ECB. 


Ok 


23 


06 


22 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Yes. 


ok 


23 


06 


2k 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Fantastic. That's the first foot on the lunar 














surface; it's super, Tony. Okay, Tony, we're 














making little footprints here about l/2-inch deep 














not kicking up really very much. We're going to 














have to pull that MESA up, John; that's too low. 


Ok 23 06 k9 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Yeah, I know it. 


Ok 


23 


06 


55 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Let ' s do that . 


Ok 


23 


06 


57 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay; let me get these blankets down. 


Ok 


23 


06 


59 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. Boy, is this ever superb. 


ok 


23 


07 


09 


CDR- 


-EVA 


I'll - I'll pick it up. 


ok 


23 


07 


15 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. How do you want it? About right here? 


ok 


23 


07 


2k 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Wait a minute. You got to loosen this here thing, 


ok 


23 


07 


25 


LMP- 


-EVA 


I know i "t 


ok 


23 


07 


ko 


CDR- 


•EVA 


Wait a minute , Charlie , let me get it . 


ok 


23 


07 


k2 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. 


ok 


23 


07 


52 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Boy, the view of Stone Mountain, Tony, is superb. 














Look at that hole we almost landed in. 


ok 


23 


08 


01 


CC 




The MESA blanket, John, that you usually fold up 



and put away there, we'd like you to put it over 
the TV until you use the TV. 



Ok 23 08 Ik CDR-EVA 



Roger. 



Tape 78/12 
Page 620 



01+ 


23 


08 


16 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Getting that thing, John? 




oh 


23 


08 


20 


LMP- 


•EVA 


Doesn't it come off, straight up? 




ok 


23 


08 


2k 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Looks like to me it comes up. 




ok 


23 


08 


28 


CDR- 


•EVA 


Houston, how do you get this MESA blanket 
up 1 


thing 






uo 


Ox 


t ivrp 


t?v a 

■Hj V H. 


1 Oily , Wtr I1CCU. UO J CIL-Jv UI1C l v iTjO^L U.^J CU1U. wc 

get the lock off. 


can ' t 








Up 

L r£L 


T MP 


'Hi V ri. 


TVi^ MT^f-l A 1 q tmmhi the around The old. 


low • » 


Oh 


23 


08 


h9 


cc 




You should be able to just pull up on it 


there . 


Oh 


23 


08 


56 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Okay. That's what 1 thought. 




Oh 


23 


08 


59 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Is it taking in? 




Oh 


23 


09 


01 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Hey, you want me to pull up on the black 
black stripe, don't you? The black? 


- the 




O T 
^ J 


uy 


U I 


UJJn- 


T?\T A. 
-Hj V A 


Wait a minute, Charlie, take up on the MESA and 
let me roll this cord. 


Ok 


23 


09 


10 


LMP- 


-EVA 


I just did that, John. 




oh 


23 


09 


12 


CDR- 


-EVA 


You're not -. you're not pulling back, you 
pulling - Charlie - pull down that way. 
up the cord. Pull down. 


.'re 

Tighten 


Oh 


23 


09 


20 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Right here? 




oh 


23 


09 


21 


CDR- 


-EVA 


No, right - just pull in a straight line. 




Oh 


23 


09 


2h 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. 




oh 


23 


09 


25 


CDR- 


-EVA 


See what I'm talking about? 




oh 


23 


09 


27 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Yeah. 




oh 


23 


09 


28 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Don't fall down, now. 




oh 


23 


09 


36 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Looks like it's hung up on the side here. 




Oh 


23 


09 


39 


CDR. 


-EVA 


It's not working? 





Tape 78/13 
Page 621 



oh 


23 


09 


1*3 


IMP- 


-EVA 






no 


llll 


ITVD 

UJJn- 


-JL VA 


ok 


23 


10 


02 


LMP- 


■EVA 


ok 


23 


10 


03 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


10 


05 


LMP- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


10 


06 


LMP- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


10 


22 


CC 




ok 


23 


10 


3^ 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


10 


37 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Oh 23 


10 


hi 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Oh 


23 


10 


5h 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Oh 


23 


11 


01 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Oh 


23 


11 


ok 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Ok 


23 


11 


20 


CC 





black line? 

We're checking on that, Charlie. 



don't you see if you can pick it up. 

Look at that red line on there, when 
supposed to be at. 



We need to take - okay, I got it. Why don't you - 
No, I've got it. Why don't you see if you can pull 
that string line up. There you go. Keep going. 

Charlie, there should be a green strap that you 
should be able to pull up on that'll lift it. 



ok 


23 


11 


28 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, Charlie. Keep lifting. 


ok 


23 


11 


30 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. 


oh 


23 


11 


31 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Is that enough? 


oh 


23 


11 


32 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Keep going. 


Oh 


23 


11 


33 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Buddy, that's great. 


0k 


23 


11 


3k 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. Okay, we got it, Tony. 


Oh 


23 


11 


38 


CC 




Outstanding. 



Tape 7Q/lk 
Page 622 



oh 


23 


11 


hi 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, blanket is loose ... MESA blanket and TV 
tripod, unstow and deploy. Okay, we'll put the 
white blanket over there for such time as we use 
it . 


Oh 


23 


12 


02 


CDR- 


-EVA 


How far i <=> the LRV Charlie*' 1 Well vp'yp cn+ta cpt 
our PLSS antennas up. 


Oh 


23 


12 


08 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay , here - 


Oh 


23 


12 


09 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Don't need that! 


Oh 


23 


12 


11 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Well, we've got to get it out of the way. 


oh 


23 


12 


13 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay. 


oh 


23 


12 


Ik 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Get this other stuff, then. 


Oh 


23 


12 


27 


LMP- 


-EVA 


YpflVi T "nut", vmiT antpnnf^ uti 


Oh 


9? 


1 P 






-TTVA 

- JZj V ft- 




Oh 


23 


12 


h3 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Partially out. 


Oh 


23 


12 


h6 


CC 




And we'd like an EMU check from "both of you. 


Oh 


23 


12 


5h 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, I got clear flags, 9k percent, and 3.8, min 
cooling . 


Oh 


23 


13 


01 


CDR- 


-EVA 


I got clear flags . 


oh 


23 


13 


19 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Well, Houston, here we are. Sleepy little Descartes 



Boy, the old Cayley Plains are really something. 
Tell you, there are rocks all over the place, as 
we described. 



01+ 


23 


13 


33 


CDR- 


-EVA 


At least 92 percent. 


01+ 


23 


13 


3U 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Hey, Johnny, come on 


ok 


23 


13 


35 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Eighty-five . 


oh 


23 


13 


36 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Go get my antenna. 


oh 


23 


13 


37 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay. 



Tape 78/15 
Page 623 

Ok 23 13 38 CC Okay; you were doubling; we didn't get the CDR's 

EMU. 

Ok 23 13 kS LMP-EVA Hinety-f ive percent. 

Ok 23 13 U8 CDR-EVA Did you see it, Charlie? 

Ok 23 13 51 LMP-EVA Yes, I saw it. 

Ok 23 13 59 CDR-EVA Duck, Charlie. 

Ok 23 Ik 00 LMP-EVA Sir? 

Ok 23 lU 02 CDR-EVA Duck. 

Ok 23 Ik 03 LMP-EVA Okay; thanks. 

OU 23 lk 06 CDR-EVA I'm going to get the drill out. 

0l+ 23 lk 10 LMP-EVA Man, I never saw that big hole back there. 

Ok 23 lk 13 CDR-EVA Yes, that's what I was telling you about. 

Ok 23 lk 15 LMP-EVA Tony, right behind the LM here, there's a - within 

3 meters of the foot - of the minus-Z footpad 
there's a - a hole, a crater - there's a crater 
that is probably 10 meters deep - 5 meters maybe, 
but 30 degrees for angles on the side. Okay, the 
drill is out - the drill is out and the - it 
runs . ... 



ok 


23 


111 


56 


CC 




Very good. 






ok 


23 


15 


03 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Charlie, I'm 


gonna offload the 


LRV, 


ok 


23 


15 


05 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay , you be 


inspecting it . 




ok 


23 


15 


19 


LMP- 


■EVA 


And all four 


stems are out . 




ok 


23 


15 


21 


CC 




Okay. 






ok 


23 


15 


30 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Tony, if I g 


et 20 feet back to 


- do 



from the SEQ Bay here, I'm going to fall in that 
big hole . 



0k 23 15 1*7 LMP-EVA Okay, ETB to table. 



Tape 78/16 
Page 62U 

Oh 23 16 03 LMP-EVA Okay, aft chassis all parallel. The ... are not 

pre-re leased. Release from the thermal blanket. 
The walking hinge latches are locked. 

Oh 23 16 19 CDR-EVA Yes , how about that . You mean the one - - 

Oh 23 16 26 LMP-EVA Okay; Tony, the paint beneath the - on this side 

also, below the steerable antenna is peeled off just 
like on the other side. I don't see anything wrong 
with this steerable, I guess it just won't work. 

OU 23 16 h3 CC Okay. 

0l+ 23 16 hh LMP-EVA Had to reset both . . . - - 

Oh 23 16 1+8 CC Charlie, we'll have some pictures for you to take 

of the steerable later, but we'll get that when you 
take your pan. 

Oh 23 16 56 LMP-EVA Yes , I was planning on that . Okay , John . Got your 

walking hinges fixed, huh? 

Oh 23 IT 05 CDR-EVA Yes, it takes both straps. 

Oh 23 IT 06 LMP-EVA Here, I'll help you on this other side. Man, 

what a beautiful landing. I'm glad you weren't 

10 feet - whew me , you were going for it - you were 

landing , going for it - 



01+ 


23 


IT 


20 


CDR- 


•EVA 


That was worry - was worrying me . 


oi+ 


23 


IT 


23 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Okay; here's your strap over here, John. 


oh 


23 


IT 


25 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Okay . 


oh 


23 


IT 


36 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Hey, that locks - that big rock under there looks 
like a vesicular basalt to me. The black one. 


Oh 


23 


IT 


51 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Tony, the engine bell is about 6 Inches off the - 
off the ground and It ' s not crushed at all . 


Oh 


23 


18 


00 


CC 




Okay . 


Oh 


23 


18 


01 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Okay , Tony , here we go . 


Oh 


23 


18 


lit 


LMP- 


■EVA 


I'm going up the porch, Tony, to get the Rover. 



What a pretty machine . 



Tape 78/17 
Page 625 



Oh 23 18 2k CDR-EVA I'll just run over here and grab this spring, 

Charlie , and pull on it a little . Okay , both 
those - if you got - On your spring up there, 
there's tension on it, right? 

03 23 18 1+3 LMP-EVA Yes. 

Ok 23 18 hk CDR-EVA Okay, let's just make sure that I checked all these 

things . 



Oh 23 18 k6 LMP-EVA Okay. 

Oh 23 18 1+7 CDR-EVA Go to the left side for deployment , reel out 

straight, three or four strokes, contingency fuel 
to LM strut , walking hinge latches engaged - 
Verify those one more time - forward, aft, and 
center chassis parallel, left and right outrigger 
cables taut ; verify your outrigger cables taut up 
there - - 



oh 


23 


19 


Oh 


LMP-EVA 


Both of them okay. 


oh 


23 


19 


08 


CDR-EVA 


- - All right. Reel out tape, right side, and 
back away from the deploy area. Okay, Charlie' 
Ready? 


oh 


23 


19 


ih 


LMP-EVA 


Yes. 


oh 


23 


19 


17 


CDR-EVA 


Okay, here we go. 


oh 


23 


19 


19 


LMP-EVA 


We're loose, Houston. 


oh 


23 


19 


20 


CDR-EVA 


The bottom pins released, too. 


oh 


23 


19 


32 


CC 


Very good. 


oh 


23 


19 


36 


LMP-EVA 


Bouncing around. Man, it's great. Isn't that 



neat? 



0U 23 19 hO CDR-EVA That's got to be nice. 

Oh 23 19 h3 LMP-EVA Good or not, this is like in the training building. 

The only thing we don't have, Tony, is the linoleum 
on the floors . 



Oh 23 19 52 CDR-EVA 



Let's grab the surface here, Charlie. 



Tape 78/18 
Page 626 

Oh 23 19 56 CC 

Oh 23 20 00 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 20 01 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 20 02 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 20 17 LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 20 25 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 20 29 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 20 3U CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 20 39 CC 

Ok 23 20 1+0 CDR-EVA 

0l+ 23 20 1+8 LMP-EVA 

0l+ 23 20 52 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 20 51+ CC 

0l+ 23 20 57 CDR-EVA 

0l+ 23 21 05 LMP-EVA 

OU 23 21 Ik CDR-EVA 

01+ 23 21 27 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 21 30 CDR-EVA 



We'll try to fix that, Charlie. 
... wait a minute. Pulling? 
Yeah, I'm pulling. 

Okay. This is much easier than it was before. 
Don't pull so hard, I guess. Can't believe that 
big hole back there. 

John picked up the exact bottom of this whole 
crater ! 

There weren't any flat places around here, Charlie. 

Yes, but anywhere else we would have landed, we 
would have been on a great big slope. 

Okay , there goes the front wheels . And the back - 
the aft chassis is released too, I think. 

Very good. 

The wheels didn't lock into place, there. We'll 
have to go up there and get the . . . and push them 
up. Okay, you hold that and let me run up and do 
that . 

Okay . 

The wheels didn't lock, Houston. 
Okay; we copy that. 

There goes one. Charlie got one. Is it in, 
Charlie? 

Yes, it is. Okay. And the hinge pin - this hinge 
pin isn't in either. But we'll get that. 

Okay, see if the other one is in. See if you can't 
get it. Okay; stop pull. 

John, I went just out of minimum on my cooling 
unit, and it feels a lot better. 

Okay; I'll try that in a second here. 



Ol+ 23 21 33 IMP-EVA 

Oh 23 21 36 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 21 1+0 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 21 5h CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 21 57 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 21 58 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 22 02 LMP-EVA 

0U 23 22 03 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 22 05 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 22 06 CDR-EVA 

OU 23 22 08 LMP-EVA 

OU 23 22 15 CDR-EVA 

0*+ 23 22 16 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 22 IT CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 22 23 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 22 30 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 22 3^ LMP-EVA 

0>+ 23 22 35 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 22 38 LMP-EVA 

0l+ 23 22 1+1 CDR-EVA 



Tape 78/19 
Page 627 

Did it get out of the walking hinges? 
No, I don't think so, Charlie. 

Okay, see what it did. It didn't look like to me 
it did. It didn't get in there. 

Yes. Yes, it's sitting - Yes, it's sitting in 
something there, Charlie. 

Okay, they are in. 

Yes . It looks to me that - - 

Wait a minute . 

This one is not in over here. 

Are you sure? 

Yep. 

You just took it out of this one over here - set 
it up - Okay; this one's in. 

But just don't run off with it, Charlie. 
I ' m not . 

Okay, this one's in. Okay, this one's in. 

Okay. Okay, keep going. 

Don't you want to pull, Charlie? 

No, it says release pull at aft ... of your lock, 
and that's what I did. 

Okay, it just stepped out of those walking hinges. 
I know, and it's bouncing on us. 

Those walking hinges are no longer any good anyway, 
after we get down to this point. Okay, now sit 
down ... it ' s bouncing out . 



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01+ 23 22 50 IMP-EVA 

Ok 23 22 53 CDR-EVA 

01+ 23 22 5k LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 23 03 CDR-EVA 

01+ 23 23 05 LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 23 19 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 23 2k LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 23 26 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 23 32 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 23 37 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 23 38 LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 23 39 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 23 1+0 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 23 1+1 CDR-EVA 

0l+ 23 23 1+1+ LMP-EVA 

0l+ 23 2l+ Ok CDR-EVA 

0l+ 23 2l+ 10 LMP-EVA 

01+ 23 2k 12 CDR-EVA 

0l+ 23 2l+ 13 LMP-EVA 

0l+ 23 2l+ 16 CDR-EVA 



Yeah, keep pulling. Watch that "big rock there. 
Oh, I see what you mean. 

About a 50-centimeter boulder right next to the 
minus-Y footpad, angular. 

Hey, Charlie, do you want me to keep pulling? 

Yes, keep pulling until you hit the grade - the - 
until we get the weight off of these things. 

You got to pull it away, Charlie. 

There she comes . 

Roger. I can pick that beauty up right off the 
ground with this little cable. Do I keep pulling? 

Yeah. Can you get that - Okay, that's it, John. 

How are the cables - slack enough? 

Yeah, that's great. 

Let's go get it. 

Okay, here, you'll need this. 

Wait a minute, that rear wheel isn't locked. 

Oh, we'll get that. Okay, you lock that side. 
I'll pull these pins. Okay, this one's not locked 
out, either. Okay, now it is. This hinge pin is 
in. 

And this hinge pin is in. That - that - I think 
this is locked. Oh. 

Wat ch out ! 

Turn the car over. 

I know it . 

Okay, Charlie, now you come back up here and help 
me . 



Page T8/21 
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Ok 23 2k 23 LMP-EVA Oh, "boy, that cooling is so much nicer. Okay, in 

we go . 

Oh 23 2k 30 CDR-EVA Hey, wait a minute, let me get a little further 

away from it in case it springs off the - 

Ok 23 2k 37 LMP-EVA Hey, you're doing pretty well with that deep-knee- 
bend stuff. 

Ok 23 2k hi CDR-EVA Yes, I already picked up a rock to see if it was 

possible . 

Ok 23 2k k3 LMP-EVA Yeah, I saw you ... 

Ok 23 2k k6 CDR-EVA Although you got to maintain your e.g. 
Ok 23 2k k9 CC Okay. 

Ok 23 2h 5I+ LMP-EVA Tony, are you copying all this? 

Ok 23 2k 57 CC We sure are. We're all ears. Sure wish we had 

the TV. 

Ok 23 25 05 LMP-EVA Well, we'll get it for you in a minute. Sorry 

about that steerable , but ... breaks. Okay, the 
Rover is within 2 feet of being on the ground. Ah, 
the old machine. 

0*+ 23 25 22 CDR-EVA I believe we're a little upslope here. I get the 

feel I - if I let go of it, it'll run under the 
vehicle . 

0l+ 23 25 29 LMP-EVA Yes, I do, too. (Laughter) Okay, there we go, 

John. It's on the ground, Houston. 

Ok 23 25 3h CC Okay. 

Ok 23 25 35 CDR-EVA Gonna throw out, Charlie? 
Ok 23 25 36 LMP-EVA John. 

Ok 23 25 Hi CDR-EVA Just like in training, the checklist changes pages 

on you automatically. 

Ok 23 25 45 LMP-EVA Is that right? 

Ok 23 25 50 CDR-EVA Get that rear hinge off of there. 



Tape 78/22 
Page 630 



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0"3 

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T MP 

IJYLr- 


■ill V A 


wail a minute • ± goij uo gex Lne xapes , donn. 














I want to make sure I got everything. Okay, pull 














left pin, pull reel, pull saddle release. Okay. 














nere s one saucuc reiedbc coiiiing uown ... 














Outstanding! 


Ok 


23 


26 


09 


CDR- 


■EVA 


There you go! Let's pick this baby up and turn 














it around. 


04 


23 


2b 


13 


t on 


■EVA 


Ukay . An , look at tnat I 


A)i 

U4 


2 3 


2b 


1 f 


CUJri- 


■EVA 


Wait a minute, Charlie, Let me get these cables 














off the front of it . I forgot about them. 




23 


26 


20 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Okay. You're all tangled up in that cord, John. 














Your right foot — your left foot , Okay . There 














it is; it's off. Watch that pin there. 


ou 


23 


26 


51 


CDR- 


•EVA 


Pick her up. 


oi+ 


23 


26 


53 


LMP- 


•EVA 


Here we go. We are upslope. 


04 


23 


26 


59 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Yeah. Doesn't amount to a hill of beans. That's 














good. Hey, let's get around so you won't be 














looking in the Sun, John. 


Oil 


23 


27 


06 


CDR- 


•EVA 


Wo, I'm not looking into the Sun. 


U4 


23 


27 


00 


LMP- 


■EVA 


You're gonna be, sitting in the seat. 


U 4 


O T 
£ J 


07 
c- 1 


1 O 




"PVA 
■ijV A. 


Sharp thinking , Charlie . 


01+ 


23 


27 


15 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Okay. 


oi+ 


23 


27 


17 


CDR- 


■EVA 


There you go. You're going to have a little tricky 














footing with that ALSEP, Okay, old geology pallet 














post, release. You got to get the containers ... 














to put these two pins in. 


oi+ 


23 


27 


33 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Okay, I'll get it. 


01+ 


23 


27 


1+6 


CDR- 


■EVA 


Well, we're doing fine there on them fenders. Look: 














good. 


oi+ 


23 


27 


52 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Makes you proud to be an American, Tony; an experi- 



ence like this , 



Oh 23 27 59 CC 

Oh 23 28 02 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 28 OU CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 28 10 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 28 12 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 28 27 CC 

Oh 23 28 33 LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 28 39 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 28 k6 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 28 1+7 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 28 59 LMP-EVA 

Oh 23 29 08 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 29 16 CC 

01+ 23 29 2h CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 29 39 LMP-EVA 

OU 23 29 56 CDR-EVA 

Oh 23 30 00 LMP-EVA 

Ok 23 30 02 CDR-EVA 

Ok 23 30 Ok LMP-EVA 

0*4 23 30 06 CDR-EVA 



Tape 78/23 
Page 631 

I agree with you, Charlie. 
This one's in, now. 

Yeah, hut it's out over here. Sock it to me. 
Don't push it in, if it's already in. 

No, I just want to check your line. 

No, come on, give me a hand. We don't need to do 
that . Be aut i f ul . 

Understand all the hinge pins are in? 
We're getting them in. 

I think yours is out. ... I think there's one out 
on your side a little. No, it's in. 

In? 

Yeah. Okay. Both in on my side. Okay, I'm gonna 
get the seat . 

... Velcro so hard, I pulled - Houston, I can pick 
up the whole vehicle with that piece of Velcro 
around it. 

... thing that holds the seat down. Me and Charlie 
just picked the vehicle up. (Laughter) Ho ho. 

You just don't know your own strength. 

The people that put Velcro in don't know its 
strength, that's the message, Tony. 

Okay, seathelts up. 

*** This thing - 

Going a million miles, John. 

Look at that . 

Here's your seatbelt. 

Okay. Seatbelt is up, locked. 



Tape 78/2U 
Page 632 



Ok 




^n 


no 


T MP 


J_i V -ri 


iitr^y 5 cdii yuu ocuvtr ±0 over unex e ana. drape 11 over 
so you won't get all tangled up with two seatbelts? 


Ok 


23 


30 


15 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Take the other one , too? 




^ J 


oU 


XO 


LMr- 


--hiV A 


No , this is yours. 






oU 


iy 


LJJrt- 


-iliVA 


... (Laughter). Don't want to even think about that 




^- -J 


ou 




T M"P 


t?v a 
-si, V A 


Okay, we - next is the console. 


nli 








LUn- 


TPV A 
■IL V A 


Okay, let's get it. Okay. Wait a second, Charlie, 
I - 


Ok 


23 


30 


k2 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, mine is out; rotate it 90. 


Oh 


23 


30 


50 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, rotate 90. 


ok 


23 


30 


5^ 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. 


oh 


23 


30 


55 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Beautiful . 


ok 


23 


30 


57 


LMP- 


-EVA 


In and locked. 


oh 


23 


30 


59 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Lock. 


oh 


23 


31 


02 


LMP- 


-EVA 


***cators are coming out. Okay, we're removing the 
pins from the ***cator. John, what's that black 
thing over there? 


oh 


23 


31 


27 


CDR- 


•EVA 


Over where, Charlie? 


nli 




jl 


oft 


IiMr- 


■JiVA 


KigriL m iront oi my seat. That little black thing. 


Ok 


23 


31 


31 


CDR- 


•EVA 


*** Front of your seat? That jobber there? 


Ok 


21 


31 


35 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Yeah. No, right in front of - under your - doesn't 
matter, but I was just wondering what it was. It 
was a little black thing. 


Ok 


23 


31 


51 


CDR- 


■EVA 


There's a little black thing, under ... Houston, 
we just found one of those little black things . 


Ok 


23 


32 


00 


LMP- 


■EVA 


A little black disk. It looked like it's probably 



a bumper guard. Something in the stowage area, 
Tony. But it's no consequence. Man, can you thing 
sling things a long way. Look at that. Went into 



Tape 78/25 
Page 633 



that crater. Too bad there isn't something to lean 
on. I have a tough time kneeling in this suit. 

0l+ 23 32 36 IMP-EVA Okay, yours is - mine is - yours is down there in 

the Velcro. 



Ok 


23 


32 


39 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


32 


ko 


LMP- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


32 


1+3 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


32 


kk 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Oh 


23 


32 


5h 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


32 


55 


LMP- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


33 


01 


CC 




ok 


23 


33 


18 


LMP- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


33 


1+2 


CDR- 


-EVA 


ok 


23 


33 


1+6 


LMP- 


-EVA 



front hinge pins, extend front fender. Okay. 
Okay, I'm going to get the - the camera. 



can't "believe it I 

Oh, I believe it, Charlie. When you get in the 
middle of your pictures there, you might give me a 
call and I'll instruct you on some more we'd like. 



count 39 . 



Ok 


23 


33 


52 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, Houston. I'm starting the LRV checkout. 


ok 


23 


33 


51+ 


CC 




Okay. And, Charlie, 39. 


ok 


23 


3U 


02 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Circuit breakers all going closed except AUX and 














NAV. My personal impression is I'm sitting up 














higher in this - in this seat right now than I 














did in that l/6g rig that we made , if you can 














believe such a thing. 


ok 


23 


3k 


27 


cc 




Understand. 


ok 


23 


3k 


32 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, Tony. I'm gonna be about 60 - 30 - make r 



20 meters behind - between the minus-Y - the plus-Y 
and the minus-Z. I can't - if I get right into 
the SEQ Bay, I'm in that big hole. 



Tape 78/26 
Page 63k 

Ok 23 3h 57 CC Okay, that's fine. 

Oh 23 3b 58 CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. The AMP-HOURS on - AMP-HOURS on 

number 1 say 125, and the AMP-HOURS on number 2 
are off-scale low, and the VOLTS on number 1 are 
85 and the VOLTS on number 2 are off -scale low. 



Ok 


23 


35 


23 


LMP- 


-EVA 


*** We haven't lost that battery. 


ok 


23 


35 


26 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Nobody's reading, if have it. Maybe we lost the - 

__j _ ■Rryt-h the MTRWARn anri RFAF MOTOR TTCMPRR A - 

TURES are off-scale low and - 


ok 


23 


35 


hk 


LMP- 


■EVA 


Okay, pan's complete. 


ok 


£- J 




kf, 




-"RVA 






£1-3 


ij 








UKay , and. we u. -Liite you. TjO udivc u±L.Luxtrb ui uxic 
ablated paint, Charlie. 


ok 


23 


36 


00 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, I'll do that. I'll do it at f - at f/8, at 
about 15 feet. 


ok 


23 


36 


11 


CC 




Okay, we'd like f/8 at 250, and f/11 at 250 of all 
01 xne au±aT>eci sun aces. 


ok 


23 


36 


20 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. If I can bend back that far, Tony (laughter) 


ok 


23 


36 


28 


CC 




Okay . 


ok 


23 


36 


31+ 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Tony, you can see the striations caused by the 
descent plume. It's running, John! 


ok 


23 


36 


1+2 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Look at it go, would you, Charlie. 


ok 


23 


36 


kk 


LMP- 


-EVA 


You've got all your steering. It's great! 


ok 


23 


36 


hi 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Ah, this is going to be some kind of different 
ride ! 


ok 


23 


37 


02 


LMF- 


-EVA 


The Rover is running, Houston. 


oh 


23 


37 


05 


CC 




Okay, and when you're over at the S-band , we have 
a couple of more pictures of that one. 


ok 


23 


37 


11 


LMP- 


-EVA 


I just got it, Tony. 



Tape 78/ 27 
Page 635 



Ok 23 37 Ik CC Okay, there's a particular surface on it we're 

interested in. 

Ok 23 37 21 LMP-EVA Stand by. Okay, just a minute. 

Ok 23 37 26 CDR-EVA Let's ride through a few of these little craters 

here, Ch - Charlie. You know it's hard to get - 
it's hard to get to where you are from here. 
(Laughter) 

Ok 23 37 39 LMP-EVA Okay, the ablated paint surfaces - There were only 

two, and it's the two above the ascent tank. John, 
you were coming absolutely straight down when you 
hit. Okay, Tony, go ahead with the S-band. 



ok 




37 


5^ 






Okay, we want you to take a picture of the white 
side of the yoke. The yoke has a black side and 
a white side. And on the white side, we want 
1/250, f/5.6, f/8, and f/11. 


Ok 


23 


38 


13 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, I've got the f/8 and f/11. I'll 
one . 


do the 5.1 


Ok 


23 


38 


17 


cc 




Good show. 




Ok 


23 


38 


21 


LMP- 


■EVA 


John, you're sure going slow. 




ok 


23 


38 23 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Yeah, the wheels are skidding, Charlie. 




ok 


23 


38 25 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, your rear steering ' s off. 




ok 


23 


38 


27 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Huh? 




ok 


23 


38 


28 


LMP- 


-EVA 


You don't have any rear steering. 




ok 


23 


38 


30 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Is that what the problem is? 




ok 


23 


38 


31 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Yeah. 




ok 


23 


38 


32 


CDR- 


-EVA 


I thought you said both steer ings were 


working? 


ok 


23 


38 


33 


LMP- 


-EVA 


It looked it to me, but it's not now. 




ok 


23 


38 36 


CDR- 


-EVA 


You know why it ' s not working? 




ok 


23 


38 


37 


LMP- 


-EVA 


We don't have a battery. 





Tape 78/28 
Page 636 



Oil 


23 


38 


39 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Huh? 




Oil 


23 


38 


42 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Shift 


into the other "battery. 


Oil 


23 


38 


50 


CDR- 


-EVA 


How's 


it doing now? 


Oil 


23 


38 


53 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Nope . 


Front's working, "but the rear's not. 


04 


23 


38 


58 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Well, I just checked BUS B and BUS D. We don't - 
Okay, let me go to primary. That make any 
difference? 


04 


23 


39 


08 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Nope . 


Rear steering' s not working. 


04 


23 


39 


10 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, 
shoot 


I'm gonna park it anyway. We can't trouble 
it now . 


04 


23 


39 


14 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay , 


could you - That's good; that's a good 



position. Okay, Tony. The rear steering is not 
working . 

04 23 39 20 CC Okay, we copy that. 

04 23 39 33 LMP-EVA Okay, Tony, the pan is complete. The struts - the 

LM just looks super. It - it's in perfect posi - 
perfect shape. No problem. The soil around here 
is very fine grain. Dusty, much like all the 
regolith that we've seen samples of from the other 
sites. The rocks are scattered. Perhaps 20 or 
30 percent of the surface is covered by boulders up 



Tape 78/29 
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04 23 1+1 07 LMP-EVA Yeah. You might give a word. 

Oh 23 Ul 11 CDR-EVA Oh, I'm looking at a rock here that's got all kinds 

of dark clasts in it, and ... and - that's got to 
he a breccia. Too many different kinds. Yeah. 
It is. 

Ok 23 Ul 27 LMP-EVA Hey, Tony. Looking at Stone Mountain. You see sortie 

lineations in it that are parallel to the - to the 
local terrain - or to the normal surface , and they 
follow the contour lines. And they might be - it 
looks to me it might be just some ridges - small 
ridges in it. They're scattered about. I say 
scattered about, that's not any good at all. They 
are about - look like a couple of meters wide or 
so, and - and the same distance - - 

Oh 23 h2 05 CDR-EVA (Laughter) 

Oh 23 1+2 06 LMP-EVA and separation. What is it, John? 

Oh 23 h2 13 CDR-EVA (Laughter) Pulled the top out of the MESA blanket 

(laughter). Okay, Houston. I'm about to deploy 
the old UV here. The guy that invented Velcro 
didn't know his - his own strength. *** get this 
blanket back. 

Ok 23 1+2 33 CDR-EVA Okay, Houston, I'm going back to midway between 

INTERMEDIATE and MINIMUM. I was in MINIMUM when I 
was driving the - old Rover, and it seemed to be 
pretty good. 

Oh 23 1+2 1*5 LMP-EVA Oh, you dirty LCRU, come out of here! Power 

struggle. 

0l+ 23 1+3 07 LMP-EVA Now I can't bend the ... Look at that bag tear 

away. Outstanding! Thought I wouldn't be able to 
do that one . 

Qh 23 1+3 2k CDR-EVA Okay, the UV camera is - is sitting in the Quad III 

pallet, and it looks normal in every respect to me. 
Let's see if we can get it out of there. Oh, oh, 
oh , oh . 



01+ 23 1+1+ 03 CDR-EVA 



Look at that, Charlie! 



Tape 78/30 
Page 638 

OU 23 hh 10 LMP-EVA You got it! 

Oh 23 hh 11 cm-EVP. Look at me carry it! I'm carrying it over my 

shoulder! Ha ha ha! 

Ok 23 hh 17 IMP-EVP. I guess we don't have to worry about dust getting 

on it . 

Oh 23 hh 23 CDR-EVA Boy, l/6g is the neatest environment you can find 

for this kind of work. 

01+ 23 hh hh CDR-EVA Okay, Charlie. I'm gonna put it over here by the - 

by the strut, and - just like it shows on my picture 
there, and maybe - maybe right even with bottom 
strut . 

Oil 23 1+5 00 LMP-EVA Okay. 

01+ 23 1+5 01 CDR-EVA We'll just have to watch where we throw things. 

Oh, oh, oh, is that nice! 

01+ 23 1+5 32 LMP-EVA Astro, make connectors. I'm an astro ... 

01+ 23 1+6 0U CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. All three wheels are down and 

locked on the camera. 

0l+ 23 1+6 ll+ CC Okay. 

0l+ 23 1+6 19 CDR-EVA Charlie? 

01+ 23 1+6 20 LMP-EVA What? 

0l+ 23 1+6 21 CDR-EVA Do you know where I'm gonna have to put this 

contraption? 

01+ 23 1+6 23 LMP-EVA Where? 

01+ 23 h6 2h CDR-EVA Right here. According to my picture. Okay, now, 

Tony, if I put it parallel to the shadow, is that 
due west? 

0l+ 23 1+6 36 CC That's close enough to due west. It'll be about 

3 degrees off. 

01+ 23 1+6 1+3 CDR-EVA Well, I can - No, I just set it 3 degrees some 

way or another. 



Tape 78/31 
Page 639 



Ok 


23 


k6 


hi 


cc 


Okay, 


bias it north slightly. 


Ok 


23 


k6 


52 


CDR-EVA 


Okay. 


A little north "bias . 


ok 


23 


kl 


ok 


LMP-EVA 


Well, 


Tony, I tell you one thing, that's the 



hardest job order, getting that crummy connector 
on there. Whew. Okay. 

Ok 23 hf 36 CDR-EVA Okay, Houston, the BATTERY TEMPERATURE is reading 

100 degrees F, which it was reading before - that's 
the one the other one always reads . 

0l* 23 *+7 h5 CC Okay, that sounds good. 

0l+ 23 U7 kl CDR-EVA And I'm setting the battery out - The battery is 

going out in the Sun with the temperature plate 
up . No , down . 

Ok 23 kQ 12 CDR-EVA Now it's up. 

Ok 23 kQ 39 CC And, John, when you get to the first setting, I've 

some new settings for you. 

Ok 23 kQ k6 CDR-EVA I thought you might have, Tony. Okay. ***ploy 

legs, point camera down-Sun, embed, stabilize, 
remove battery pins, azimuth pin. Okay. Plate 
pin. Okay. 

Ok 23 kg 20 LMP-EVA Hey, Tony, now that we got this little beauty 

pressurized, the suit just feels perfect. 

Ok 23 kg 27 CC Good show. Okay, we give credit to the tailor. 

Ok 23 k9 kl LMP-EVA I'll give credit to Clyde and Troy and those guys 

and everybody who helped me get it fitted right . 

Ok 23 h9 hi CC Right. 

0l+ 23 k9 k8 LMP-EVA A little doubtful there the first time in the LM, 

but - 

Oh 23 h9 59 LMP-EVA Well, your magnet still works, Houston. 

Oh 23 50 03 CC (Laughter) Now we got a data point, magnets work 

on the Moon. 



Tape 78/32 
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Oh 23 50 15 LMP-EVA Okay, where we are: the low gain antenna is coming 

in on my checklist, Tony. 

Ok 23 50 22 CDR-EVA Charlie, I forgot to put in the AUX circuit breakers 

over there. Push it in. 

Ok 23 50 26 LMP-EVA AUX circuit breaker going in. 

Ok 23 50 28 CDR-EVA Okay. That'll save us some trouble. 

Ok 23 50 36 LMP-EVA I really can't believe you got that UV out so 

easy. Isn't that a - isn't that nice? 

Ok 23 50 U2 CDR-EVA I was really worried about that one, babe. Okay, 

the camera points down-Sun. Protective cover. 

Ok 23 51 13 LMP-EVA Ah. Here it's like in the training building! 

0l+ 23 51 19 CC Aw, come on. I doubt that. That's got to be 

better - - 

Ok 23 51 20 LMP-EVA Tony, you ... look anywhere but - Well, I mean the 

gear's working exactly like we - and I'll tell you, 
those guys - Covington and all of them and Jerry . . . 
and Bob Kain and that group are all - ... - they 
were all slave drivers, but it's really paying 
off, I'll tell you. 

Ok 23 51 5 1 * LMP-EVA The low gain is connected. Did a - Thought it 

should say ... but it ain't, it's the LCRU. Okay, 
install ***U, erect - connect low gain, install 
high gain. That's what I thought. 

Ok 23 52 35 LMP-EVA Ha! This is so easy. ... 

Ok 23 53 18 LMP-EVA Okay, low gain antenna - High gain is installed. 

Ok 23 53 31+ LMP-EVA Okay, John, here comes the picture. Ah-ha-ha! 

Man, Tony, I locked it the first time. 

Olt 23 53 kk CC Outstanding. That's got to be a first. 

Ok 23 53 1+9 LMP-EVA It is for me. 

01+ 23 51+ 01 CDR-EVA Okay, the old bubble person has got the bubble 

right in the middle. 



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Okay. 

Okay, set target number one. Azimuth lh and el« 
tion 1+8, and say again what you want me to make 
it, Tony. 

Okay, we'd like to make the azimuth 98. 



Right, we're changing targets. 

That ain't even close. Yeah, okay (laughter). 

And the elevation is 28. And watch the film 
advance as you turn the power on. 

And turning it to azimuth just completely destroyec 
whatever level it had. Ninety-eight and what now? 

Ninety-eight and 28. 



sight . 

Outstanding . 

... right on, babe ; I think. Oops. Hey, you really 
got to bend back to see that beauty. Y'all are 
right overhead. Okay, TV. 



stowed it, the power switch was on. I turned the 
power switch off on the TV. 

Okay. 



broke off on one side, or do you want to level it 
every time? 





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that's fine. Let's just 1 - as long as it's 



off the case, 



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Okay, now, all you want me to do on this first 
one is turn the power switch on, right? 


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Right. Power switch on, and watch the film advance 
as you come on so you can tell us how many degrees. 


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Okay, it looked like it was better than 90. That's 
about all I can say about it - maybe 100 or 110. 


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Okay. Let's just leave it there. 


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Okay, ... VHF? 


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Is that what that is? 


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Ah, so. I can hear it, John. 


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Okay, I guess that tells us something about the 
camera operation. 


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Right, the mode change worked. 


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Yep. Well, I don't know it - that'll probably be 
in a minute or 2 - like 2 and a quarter minutes. 
Okay. I'm gonna - 


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Boy, is this ever a neat operating environment. 
Isn t it? 


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Okay, Tony, I'm reading - on INTERNAL, S-band 
is 26, TEMP is 14, power is 22. Over. 


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Oh , oh , oh , oh , oh . 


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Okay, we copy. 


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Look here, Charlie. 


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Yeah. 


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I can carry it over my head (laughter). 


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Man, that guy that put on the Velcro - finally. 



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OU 23 59 58 CDR-EVA He gets paid double time, Charlie. 

05 00 00 00 IMP-EVA I'll tell you. 

05 00 00 01 CDR-EVA For every strip. 

05 00 00 05 LMP-EVA It's amazing. The LCRU blankets are 100 percent 

open. 

05 00 00 IT CC Okay. 

05 00 00 19 LMP-EVA Going to EXTERNAL. Mode switch to 2. 

05 00 00 37 CDR-EVA I'll be darn if that - if the old quad III pallet 

didn't go on like it was supposed to. 

05 00 00 1+3 LMP-EVA Man, Tony, you ought to have it, you got U ohm 

on the signal strength. Look at that! 

05 00 00 59 CDR-EVA ... HTC. 

05 00 01 06 LMP-EVA You getting a signal, Tony? 
05 00 01 08 CC Ah, we're working it. 

05 00 01 12 LMP-EVA Okay, you got h ohms, you got int - EXTERNAL, 

and your mode switch is 2, and the POWER is 
2 - correction, the - I didn't check the power. 
The A - S-band - the POWER is 12 - ih. Over. 
Correction, make that 18. 

05 00 01 38 CDR-EVA Oh, don't tell me. 

05 00 01 1+0 LMP-EVA What? 

05 00 01 1+1+ CDR-EVA Finally happened. 

05 00 01 1+6 LMP-EVA What? 

05 00 01 1+7 CDR-EVA I pulled a wire loose, Charlie. 

05 00 01 1+8 LMP-EVA Uh-oh. 

05 00 02 10 CDR-EVA Okay , ... 



Tape 78/36 
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05 00 02 la IMP-EVA 

05 00 02 1+5 CC 

05 00 02 5I+ LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 07 CDR-EVA 

05 00 03 13 LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 21 CC 

05 00 03 1+6 LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 1+8 CDR-EVA 

05 00 03 1*9 LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 51 CDR-EVA 

05 00 03 52 LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 5h CDR-EVA 

05 00 03 57 LMP-EVA 

05 00 03 59 CDR-EVA 

05 00 Ok 21 LMP-EVA 

05 00 Ok 36 CC 

05 00 01+ 1+6 CC 

05 00 0U 5k LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 01 CDR-EVA 



Houston, how do you read? 

Stand by a second, Charlie. Okay, it's looking 
pretty good. Don't have a picture here in the 
room yet, but we're getting data. 

Okay, fine. Okay. The DAC is coming out. 

... as far as keeping an eye on us , you guys would 
rather "be outside than inside, wouldn't you? 

Okay, Tony, the camera - the TV camera is pointed 
right down at the ground, forward of the Rover. 

Hey, our comm just improved 900 percent. That's 
beautiful. 

Uh-oh , look at that . 
( Laughter ) 

Did you get that pin out, John? 

Which one, Charlie? 

The one that you broke the wire on. 

No, I haven't, but I'll w - I'll work it later. 

What is it to? 

I don't know. Wait a minute. Think it's to 
the . . . 

Man, I tell you, if my - if this - my Christmas 
stocking looked like this ETB, I'd be saved. 
Okay, magazine P, the X is in the - in the 
middle, and the frame - the frame is lined up. 

Okay, magazine Papa. 

Hey, Charlie. Verify the TV power switch is off. 

Stand by. 

Got it, Charlie. 



05 00 05 06 LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 10 CC 

05 00 05 14 LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 23 CC 

05 00 05 34 CC 

05 00 05 38 LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 39 CDR-EVA 

05 00 05 40 CC 

05 00 05 41 LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 44 CDR-EVA 

05 00 05 HQ LMP-EVA 

05 00 05 52 CC 

05 00 05 53 CDR-EVA 

05 00 05 55 LMP-EVA 

05 00 06 06 CC 

05 00 06 13 LMP-EVA 

05 00 06 18 CDR-EVA 

05 00 06 20 LMP-EVA 

05 00 06 23 CDR-EVA 

05 00 06 51 LMP-EVA 

05 00 06 53 CC 



Tape 78/37 
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You mean the LM power switch or the one on the 
TCU? 

On the TCU. 

Okay, I'll shoot it to OK. Okay, momentary on, 
hack to center. 

Okay. 

Hey, we've got a picture! 
Yea! 

Of the ground, no douht. 
Of the ground. 
Let's hear it. 

Yeah. That's nice looking ground. 

Okay, the camera is running! The l6 millimeter 
is running! 

Outstanding. 

I can't "believe it. 

Actually - Okay, getting the other DAC out. 
This mission's full of firsts. 

Little firsts, but they're - mean something - - 
Oh, is this easy to do in 1/6 gravity. 
- - personally, anyway. 

I really like it. This is about the neatest thing 
I ever saw. Okay. 

Hey, you're looking at me with the big eye. 
Right, the big eye's on you, Charlie. 



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05 00 06 57 CDR-EVA Trying to see if you're nervous, Charlie. 

05 00 07 10 IMP-EVA Can't just throw those bags over there like I 

used to; they bounce into the dirt. 

05 00 07 lit CDR-EVA Yeah. 

05 00 07 19 LMP-EVA How's the picture, Tony? 

05 00 07 21 CC Very good picture. Beautiful; outstanding color. 

05 00 07 32 LMP-EVA Super. 

05 00 07 33 CC You're in living color. 

05 00 07 35 LMP-EVA Okay, I'm putting on magazine Bravo. Okay, magazine 

Bravo is going on the commander's camera. I just 
tried to blow off the dust, Tony. And it's start- 
ing at frame count number h. 

05 00 07 53 CC Okay. 

05 00 07 5k CDR-EVA That won't work, Charlie. 

05 00 07 55 CC Bravo k and keep count of how many times you blow 

off the dust. 

05 00 07 56 LMP-EVA John. Well, I don't - it didn't work, so - 

05 00 08 01+ CDR-EVA Oh, look, this thing says "Lock" on it, Charlie. 

05 00 08 08 LMP-EVA Okay, this goes to the other seat. 

05 00 08 11 CDR-EVA Charlie, that tells you what to do! 

05 00 08 13 LMP-EVA How about that? (Laughter) A new first. This 

is so super. Oh, boy. Okay, three HEDC, two 
D sacks, and 500 under the seat. And look at 
all of the little goodies. Uh-oh. Old Velcro 
man did it again. 

05 00 08 35 CDR Got you, huh? 

05 00 08 1+8 LMP-EVA Oops. Aw, come on out of there. No. 



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05 00 09 13 CDR-EVA I tell you, Houston. I'm just cool as a cucumber, 

and this Sun is so bright you can't believe it. 

05 00 09 18 CC Outstanding. 

05 00 09 36 LMP-EVA Okay, as you can tell on the big eye, we're 

loading up the - unloading the P - the ETB 
into the commander's seat. 

05 00 09 h9 CDR-EVA Hey, the vice is in, Charlie. 

05 00 09 51 IMP-EVA Super. John, I don't know if this film is gonna 

really balance in here; I can't get it wedged in 
like I did. 

05 00 10 00 CDR-EVA No, I don't think - I don't think - 

05 00 10 11 LMP-EVA How do you read, John? You're cutting out. 

05 00 10 13 CDR-EVA Loud and clear, Charlie; I'm talking to myself. 

05 00 10 16 LMP-EVA Oh, okay. 

05 00 10 37 CDR-EVA By golly, we did it again. 
05 00 10 39 LMP-EVA What? 

05 00 10 h0 CDR-EVA I would never 've thought that on the Moon, we'd 

run into each other right here at the seat, but 
we do it - we did in practice every time. 

05 00 10 U6 LMP-EVA Every time. 

05 00 10 hQ CC Well, you're consistent. 

05 00 10 55 LMP-EVA That's those time line guys for you. Do this 

EVA two or three more times, I may get it down. 
The Sun compass goes under your seat, map's going 
over in mine. And here comes the big eye, the 500. 

05 00 11 17 CDR-EVA Oh, that's a clean dust brush, Houston, but I don't 

think it's gonna last. (Laughter) You can - You 

can tell that the dust brush hangs in there pretty 

good; pick up the front of the rover to see if 
the dust brush is latched. 



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Look up there under the doomaflicky. 


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Look at that, Charlie. 


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Okay. Get our little camera fixed here with that 
blanket that always fell off. 


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Isn't that swell? The - the rake is on and lockei 
Charlie . 


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Suoer *** TB back to the MESA. 


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Okay. 


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Sorry I blocked your picture there, Tony. 


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Old Fredo is to be congratulated for thinking cf 
how to put this rake in. 


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Yeah, that's a new first. 


05 


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Durn right. That's good stuff. Save us a lot of 
work later on. 


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Okay, that's about the size of it. 


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Ah, the old maps. Which old map do you want to 
] nt^k fl"f- ,To}rn HTrvm .Tn^l - li+rp "hrfliniTic f^onci 
picture of Hadley Rille. I'm just teasing, 
Houston. 


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Looks like we're down some, I guess, on the time 
line already. 


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Are we? Tony, are we down? 


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Wo, you're right on the time line. 


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Probably pretty even. 



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You got - you got the ETB unstowed? 


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Yeah, it's all done, John. Cameras are up. 


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Disre - discard LCRU pallet. Okay, you gonna 
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fioiu T^nax 1 or ±axer. 


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Okay . 


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We'll get that at the end of the EVA. 


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Super. 


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And you can skip all the ingressing parts and go 
on after that. 


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Okay, the SRC's next. John, why don't you unpack 
the SRC. It's on the right side. 


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Okay, I'll get it. 


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And I get the core stems and stuff to my seat. 


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How come we can afford to skip that? I disremember. 
Oh, there's nothing - there's nothing up there? 


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Well, the only reason we had to go in there was 
to change to power down, see. 


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Oh, okay. Right. 


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And we can get the other - the other stuff is 
just food and - - 



Tape 78A2 
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05 00 16 21 CDR-EVA Okay. Yeah, all right. Fine. 
05 00 16 22 LMP-EVA - - stuff like that. 

05 00 16 2k CDR Okay. I got you. I thought it was something on 

that order. (Laughter) One small step for Charlie 
is one giant leap for me. I'm looking dead level 
with him - with the table on the - (laughter). 

(— SEPARATE, SIMULTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS LINK IN USE BETWEEN CC AND CM 

04 22 UU 03 CMP On the 35 millimeter, I used the - well, we didn't 

finish up that CIN roll that the ALFMED was on; 
it's the same status it had then, but I had to take 
it out in order to get X-ray X-ray put: in - the 
earthshine, which we didn't get last night, and if 
we're gonna get it, we ought to get it right soon 
because that Earth is getting considerably smaller. 
The - I had to take that CIN mag out, unfortunately. 
And I'll go through the l6s here. I used por- 
tions - two of them, one for the undocking se- 
quences and one for the landmark tracking. 

0k 22 U6 2k CMP And magazine Charlie Charlie, I'm showing 

60 percent; that's 60. 

0k 22 k6 59 CMP And on magazine - Bravo Bravo, I have 80 percent. 

Ok 22 16 CMP I think that should be all of the film, Hank. 

0k 22 1+7 18 CC Okay. We got It, Ken. 

0k 22 i+7 33 CC And, Ken, I've got one more Flight Plan update for 

you. 

0k 22 kf 39 CMP Okay. Go ahead. 

0k 22 47 kQ CC Stand by 1 minute. 

0k 22 kQ 57 CC Ken, I'll read this change up to you next time. 

About what it amounts to is we're going to delete 
the bistatic radar and in its place, we're going 
to put an oblique photo pass. And I - I'll catch 
you on the next rev with it. We got about k and 
1/2 minutes to LOS. 



Tape 7 8 A3 
Page 651 



Ok 22 1+9 16 CMP Okay. 

Ok 22 50 3l* CC Casper, Houston. We lost coram there a little - a 

little while. We're about 3 minutes from LOS, 
and everything's looking good. Have a good 
breakfast, and we'll see you on the next rev. 

Ok 22 51 kl CC Casper, Houston. 

Ok 22 51 k6 CMP Go ahead. 

Ok 22 51 kl CC Roger. We show your MANUAL ATTITUDE in ACCEL 

COMMAND. 

Ok 22 52 10 CMP Well, thank you. I wonder how - how that one 

happened. I tell you it's pretty easy to kick 
a switch when you're rolling around in here. 
You chase a piece of the Flight Plan away from 
you or you kick a camera, and that's not an 
unusual thing to happen. I appreciate you telling 
me about it . 

Oil 22 52 32 CC Roger. 

(NO COMM FOR kO MINUTES) 

Ok 23 32 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 2k 

Ok 23 kl 32 CMP Hello down there. 

Ok 23 kl 35 CC Hello, Casper. 

Ok 23 kl kl CMP We're still here. 

Ok 23 Ul kk CC Roger. How did everything go? 

Ok 23 kl k6 CMP Sure do feel a lot better. (Laughter) I got 

quite a bit done on that little back-side 
section there. 

Ok 23 kl 57 CC Hey, that sounds great. First thing off the 

bat here, Ken, we'd like to get a bat B charge 
going. 



Tape 78/UI+ 
Page 652 



oU 23 


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Okay. Stand by. 


oh 23 


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Okay, you've got it. 


ok 23 


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Roger. And for your info, 
last night looks good. 


oU 23 


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CMP 


Okay. Thank you. 



0l+ 23 1+3 IT CC And, Ken, I got a few items for you whenever you're 

ready to work them in. I've got a mapping camera 
photo pad, a Flight Plan update, and an update 
to your erasable loads, and a G&C checklist, 
whenever you can get a break from eating there. 

0l+ 23 1+3 3l+ CMP (Laughter) Okay, I'm just getting a good start on 

that. And I'll copy those as we go along here. 
If you'll give me a couple of minutes to get some 
things going. 

0l+ 23 1+6 21 CMP Okay, Hank. I'm ready to copy. 

0l+ 23 1+6 26 CC Okay. We'll start with the Flight Plan changes. 

And the first one's at 123:26. 

0l+ 23 1+6 1+2 CMP Okay. 

0l+ 23 1+6 1+3 CC Incidentally, Ken. Did you get the urine dump 

and purges out on the last back side? 

0l+ 23 1+6 50 CMP That's affirmative. 

0l+ 23 1+6 52 CC Okay. At 123:26, we're going to delete the 

maneuver to bistatic radar attitude; we're 
going to delete the bistatic, as we told you 
earlier. At the top of the next column there, 
about 123:32, delete all of that where you 
configure the S-band. Following that, delete 
the - or the VHF. Following that, delete the 
S-band; delete the P20 following that. In 
fact, delete everything in that column. And 
delete the bistatic radar over to the right-hand 
side at the bottom. 



Tape 78/U5 
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Ok 23 kj 30 CMP Okay. 

OU 23 kf 32 CC Okay. Now back at 123:26, we want to add in there 

this UO-degree south oblique - a P20 option 5; 
UO-degree south oblique photo attitude. Parenthe - 
see - see - parentheses 123:31. Your NOUN 78 is 
plus 270.00, plus 087.75, plus 180.00. NOUN 79, 
plus 000.50; attitude 182,000 underlined 
slash 080, 000. Set HIGH GAIN PITCH 10, YAW 350 
for AOS acquisition. 

0k 23 kQ 59 CMP Okay, Hank. I copy 40-degrees south oblique, 

replacing the bistatic radar; P20 option 5 at 
123:31; NOUN 78, plus 270, plus 87.75, plus l80. 
NOUN 79 is 0.50, giving me an attitude of 182, 
080, and 000. And the PITCH 10 and YAW 350 for 
acquisition. 

0k 23 k9 2k CC That's a good readback. And on the next page, you 

can delete the bistatic radars in both columns. 
And at 12k - wait, take it back - let's go back 
to the previous page - lost something there; 
123:31. We want to add, at 123:31 

0k 23 kg kQ CMP Okay. 

0U 23 kg kg CC IMAGE MOTION, ON; MAPPING CAMERA, ON, T-start; 

and IMAGE MOTION, barber pole plus 3, and then 
ON. 

0k 23 50 10 CMP Okay. Do you have a T-start time? 

0U 23 50 13 CC We'll get that up to you in a pad; that's still 

a long ways away. 

0k 23 50 19 CMP Okay. 

0k 23 50 22 CC Then over at 12^:32, we want MAPPING CAMERA, OFF 

at T-stop. 

0U 23 50 33 CMP Wait a min - one - wait a minute. Say - say the 

time again. 

0k 23 50 36 CC 12l+:32, on the next page. 

0k 23 50 k3 CMP Okay. 



Tape 78/1+6 
Page 654 





23 


50 


kk 


CC 


Mapping - - 


ok 


23 


50 


45 


CMP 


Got it . 


ok 


23 


50 


1+6 


CC 


MAPPING CAMERA, OFF, T-stop; wait 30 seconds; 
MAPPING CAMERA to STANDBY; and IMAGE MOTION, 
OFF. 


ok 


23 


51 


02 


CMP 


Okay. 


All 

04 


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following page. Delete the P52, about 125 :06 




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isn't it? 


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04 


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CC 


Boy, it T s a. beauty. 






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Ok 


23 


51 


58 


CC 


This pad goes at 121:35, approximately. 


04 


23 


52 


11 


CMP 


Okay. 


oU 


23 


52 


13 


CC 


All righty. T-start is 121:32:18; T-stop, 
122:32:08. 


04 


23 


52 


30 


CMP 


Okay; 121:32:18, 122:32:08. 


04 


23 


52 


38 


CC 


And the last item I have for you is a change 
to your erasable loads and the G&C - - 


04 


23 


52 


43 


CMP 


Okay, just - just a second, Hank, let me write 
those down. 


04 


23 


53 


11 


CMP 


Okay. I got a pad for the erasables. All right, 
let me find that. I just wanted to write the 
T-stop times down before I got away from them. 


04 


23 


53 


23 


CC 


Okay. This is in your G&C Checklist on page 9-4. 



Tape 78A7 
Page 655 



Ok 23 53 31 CMP Okay. I'm going after it. I've got it. 

Ok 23 53 kO CC All righty. In column A, OID 05 change 03773 to 

read 03521. 

Ok 23 53 52 CMP Whoop, whoops. I missed that, Hank. 

Ok 23 5k 00 CC Okay. 

q!+ 23 5I+ 01 CMP I guess I'm going to have to do one thing or the 

other. I can't talk and eat at the same time. 

0k 23 5k 0k CC Okay. Whenever you're ready, we'll - you - If 

you don't want to do it now, just holler. 

0k 23 5k 11 CMP Okay. Let me finish this eat period. 

0k 23 5>k lk CC Okay. 

0k 23 5U 17 CMP I got - I got carried away with trying to get 

ahead. 

0k 23 55 06 CMP Hey, Hank. If you got time while I'm - while I 

can listen, and - how about telling me if there's 
- you got any words on the general EVA plan for 
the surface and - guys are doing. 

0k 23 55 23 CC Okay. The guys are outside now 011 the surface. 

They got the Rover deployed and they're checking 
it out. And they're going to try to do the nominal 
number 1 EVA plan. As - About as far as we can 
predict in the future right now is through - 
doing the second EVA tommorrow. We don't know 
how consumables are going to hold out for the - 
for the thing. We're going to have to take a look 
at it - whether there's a possibility of the third 
one or not. Right now, I'm not so sure. 

0k 23 55 56 CMP There - there still is some chance, huh? 

0l+ 23 55 59 CC Well, it doesn't look too bright, but they're 

looking at it . 

0k 23 56 15 CMP Have they got the ALSEP out yet? Or does that 

come after the Rover? 

0k 23 56 19 CC That comes after the Rover. 



Tape 78/U8 





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656 








05 


00 


02 


37 


CC 


Casper, Houston. Just a little reminder - about 
time for - to open the alpha particle X-ray 
cover. 


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.'"\ 1 Till (TTU 1 ■ 

Okay. I'll - Thank you, sir. 


or 
up 


nn 


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ALPHA cover , OPhN - 


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UVlr 


Okay, Hank. I'm ready to copy your erasable up- 
dates . 


05 


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07 


57 


CC 


Say again, Casper. 


05 


00 


08 


02 


CMP 


I'm ready to copy the erasables. 


05 


00 


08 


05 


CC 


Okay. In column A there - column alpha - 0ID 05 


Up 


UU 


Uo 


±2 


CMP 


This is on 9-4. 


U j 


UU 


Uo 


14 


CC 


xhat's affirmative. A - - 


05 


00 


08 


18 


CMP 


Okay . 


05 


00 


08 


19 


CC 


The old data should read 03773. The new data 
there should be 03521. 


05 


00 


08 


3h 


CMP 


03521. 


05 


00 


08 


37 


CC 


That's affirmative. Column A again. OID 07 
reads now 7o747; new data, 76274. 


05 


00 


08 


55 


CMP 


Okay. It now reads 76274. 


05 


00 


09 


00 


CC 


Roger. Column Bravo, OID 04. Now reads 13353; 
new data, ljj4f. 


05 


00 


09 


18 


CMP 


A, 1331+7. 


05 


00 


09 


22 


CC 


Column Bravo, OID 05- Old data, 00041; new data 
65620. 


05 


00 


09 


42 


CMP 


Okay. New data, 6 5620. That's column Bravo, 0 5 


05 


00 


09 


kQ 


CC 


That's correct, Ken, and that's all of that. I 
hate to go back, but along about 125 :06, when 



we deleted that P52, we should have deleted 
the POO that went right ahead of it. 



Tape 7.8.^2.^^ 
Page 65T : 

00 10 10 CMP Okay. Let me comeback to that in just a second. 

I'm passing over Madler now; and, if you remember', 
we talked about that funny - bright ray pattern 
- how it seemed to have a funny shape that it - it 
took off in one direction and then it made a 
straight line in the other. Well, there's a 
textural difference in the ground that's under- 
neath that bright material. It's a - It looks 
like it's - more like highlands - kind of overlay 
that's on top of a regular mare material. And it 
does, in fact, go along those - that line of 
demarcation that we see, and it seems to overlay 
the - the mare- type, and it's - it doesn't go very 
far to the south and it doesn't go very far to 
the west. It's right along that line where you 
see it. And then there's a little wrinkle - a 
little cluster of craters and ridges that goes_ 
along with the - line of - that goes between Madler 
and that bright-rayed crater with an excluded 
zone to the south of them - or that's to the 
southeast. I just remembered that question, and 
I wanted to pop that in. There's also a crater 
directly south of Theophilus that has a - a dark 
halo around it, and maybe we'll get a better look 
at it later. He's about one crater diameter south 
of Theophilus, and It's about the size of the little 
crater in the northern end of Theophilus . And 
when I say dark, it's really just sort of a - of 
a little darker brown than the rest of the material. 
And it's in the middle of an area that's kind of 
wrinkled. Then there's another little crater just 
to the north and east of that that has three - a 
cluster of three craters around his northern rim. 
And he, too, has a dark halo, and his dark halo 
is about one and a half crater diameters , and the 
larger one to the south is about one and a half 
crater diameters. Okay. Let's go back and - 
you said something about - working on a P52, and 
then I deleted that, and I should have deleted a 
POO that went with it? 

00 12 33 CC That's affirmative, Ken. We didn't catch that until 

after we called it up. It's the 125 :06 there. V/e 
deleted a P52 and we should also delete the POO. 
Just keep the place . . . 

00 12 U6 CMP Okay. That's deleted. All right. And I'm going 

to try to get a hack on the landing site as we 
come across it. 



Tape 78/50 
Page 658 



05 


00 


12 


58 


CC 


Roger ; and - - 


05 


00 


12 


59 


CMP 


Were you able to copy reasonably on VOX? 


05 


00 


13 


02 


CC 


Yes, sir. I'm reading you 5 by 5. 


05 


00 


13 


09 


CMP 


Okay. I wasn't sure how much it might be clippin 
on you. 


05 


00 


13 


19 


CMP 


I've got the camera ready for our pictures of 
Alphonsus , and it appears to me I ought to be 
able to catch Alphonsus and the Davy Crater chain 
at the same time. They ought to both be in the 
Sun this time. 


05 


00 


13 


32 


CC 


Hey, that's real good, Ken. 


05 


00 


13 


39 


CMP 


Okay. We're steaming along here and I just passe 
Kant; and I tell you, these things aren't nearly 
as dramatic as they were down in that low pass. 
When you came over the Kant Plateau down low, it 
really looked like the ground was coming up. And 
I'm crossing the Crater Descartes and that bright 
area; and, again, that surface of that bright are= 
doesn't look nearly as distinct as it did in the 



low Sun. I have the landing site in the binoculars 
now. I can look down into South Ray, and it really 
is a jumbled thing. I can see one bright layer, 
then a dark layer, then a bright layer, and then a 
dark layer on the south - or on the west side. And 
on the south, it looks like some of the same. And 
I can't see into the shadows very well to the nor~h. 
I'm looking over at the - Well, let's see here. 
I'm over - around the - I've got Double Spot in the 
binoculars; and let's see if I can see anything in 
that area. 

05 00 ik 1+0 CC Can you see the LM? 

05 00 lit k8 CMP Well, I was hoping I could say yes, but I don't 

think I do. Let us go back here and - It looks 
like there is one little ridgeline that goes 
around a - a - It'd be that first crater that 
they come up to. It's Flag or Spook. I'm upside 
down in my thinking that way, too. I've got the 
Cinco Craters and - Those terraces that we talked 
about that were over in - in Stone Mountain don't 
stand out very well from here. Looks to me like 



Tape 78/51 
Page 659 



you've got a lot of the same lineations that we've 
seen in the other places - looks like some slumping 
further around than where they're going to "be 
going up. I don't think they'll be able to recognize 
terraces as such. 



05 00 15 1+6 CC Roger. 

05 00 15 h9 CMP The - the - the northwest - I mean northeast - 

correction - side of that extension of Stone 
Mountain has what I would have called slumping 
if it were on the inside of a crater. 



TRANSCRIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CC AND LM RESUMED 



END OF TAPE 



APOLLO 16 AIR-TO-GROIMD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Tape 79/1 
Page 66l 



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LMP- 


-EVA 


(Laughter) Yeah, I did get it a little high. 


05 


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16 


U6 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Yeah, Charlie. 


05 


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LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, Tony. That prissy precision Young, was 

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move an inch on those footpads. 


05 


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Oh 


CC 




Very good, then. Would you verify that you got the 
sunshield on the TV camera? 


05 


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11 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Not yet ; we ' 11 get it . 


05 


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CC 




Okay. 


05 


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15 


LMP- 


-EVA 


That was gonna he part of the pallet stuff; I'll 
gex l u . ± (ion g Know wnexner jonn can reacn it or 
not . 


05 


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CDR- 


-EVA 


That was going to he part of taking It out to the 

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up 


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That thing down there. 


05 


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LMP- 


-EVA 


That's okay. 


05 


00 


17 


hi 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Make it hard to close the box later on. 


05 


00 


17 


k5 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Guess what? 


05 


00 


17 


U6 


CDR- 


-EVA 


What, Charlie? 


05 


00 


17 


U8 


LMP- 


-EVA 


I can't reach - Look at me, John. 


05 


00 


17 


57 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Yeah? 


05 


00 


17 


58 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Look at that. I just pole-vaulted off into the - 



the MESA to get that "beauty. 



Tape 79/2 
Page 662 

0> 00 18 09 CDR-EVA Charlie, what do I do with the SRC? You've got 

that piece of paper on you. 

05 00 18 13 LMP-EVA Okay, the SRC; it just says "Seal control sample 

in SCB, to left-hand tool carry." 

05 00 18 19 CDR-EVA Okay. 

05 00 18 21 LMP-EVA I dropped the sunshield, John. I've got it, now. 

05 00 18 27 CDR-EVA Filled with dirt? 

05 00 18 28 LMP-EVA Tried to blow the dust off, Tony, but it didn't wo 

05 00 18 33 CC Okay; that's two. 

05 00 18 k3 LMP-EVA Okay; hold the camera there, Tony, and I'll put 

the sunshield on. 



05 


00 


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^7 


CC 


Okay. 




05 


00 


19 


00 


LMP-EVA 


Okay. It looks pretty 


good to me. 


05 


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02 


CC 


Outstanding here. 




05 


00 


19 


01+ 


LMP-EVA 


It's on straight. Kow 


about you? Okay. 


05 


00 


19 


11 


CDR-EVA 


Okay. 




05 


00 


19 


12 


LMP-EVA 


Hey , John . 




05 


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19 


Ik 


CDR-EVA 


*** able . 




05 


00 


19 


16 


LMP-EVA 


*** box. 




05 


00 


19 


18 


CDR-EVA 


*** on there. 




05 


00 


19 


21 


LMP-EVA 


Got to keep those MESA 
closed. I - the Sim's 


blankets on this west side 
on that side of the MESA. 


05 


00 


19 


29 


CDR-EVA 


Hey , you gonna deploy that thing? 


05 


00 


19 


31 


LMP-EVA 


What thing? 




05 


00 


19 


32 


CDR-EVA 


That critter. 





Tape 79/3 
Page 663 



05 


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33 


LMP- 


-EVA 


I'm gonna get the control sample in. 


05 


00 


19 


3^ 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, I'll get the flag. 


05 


00 


19 


35 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay. And it works. You can spin it right up, 



John. Just like we started doing in training. 
Okay, while you're getting the flag, I'll go open 
the ALSEP door. 



05 


00 


19 


h9 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay. 


05 


00 


19 


51 


LMP- 


-EVA 


You know, another 10 feet back, and that - we'd 
had a terrible time with that ALSEP. 


05 


00 


19 


57 


CDR- 


-EVA 


That ' s why - that ' s why I was glad I could see the 
ground. 


05 


00 


20 


00 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Yeah. Did you see that big thing coming down? 


05 


00 


20 


03 


CDR- 


-EVA 


You bet ya. 


05 


00 


20 


Oil 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Man, I sure did. 


05 


00 


20 


05 


CDR- 


-EVA 


While we were moving forward there toward the . . . 
a little, or trying to. 


05 


00 


20 


28 


LMP- 


-EVA 


*** we go. Yea! It came open! Ha ha! 


05 


00 


20 


3h 


CDR- 


-EVA 


What came open, Charlie? 


05 


00 


20 


35 


LMP- 


-EVA 


The ALSEP doors. Okay, your DESCENT switch is on, 



Houston. DESCENT TEMP M0NIT - DESCENT ECA MONITOR. 
And we will remove the experiments package. 

05 00 20 53 CC Okay. 

05 00 20 5 1 * LMP-EVA This ALSEP is right at eye level, To - Tony. 

05 00 20 58 CC Very good. 

05 00 20 59 LMP-EVA Exactly eye level. 

05 00 21 01 CC And, John, we'd like the LiOH can in the Sun. 

05 00 21 07 LMP-EVA Boy, that's heavy. 

05 00 21 10 CC Oh, correction 



Tape 79 A 
Page 66k 

05 00 21 11 CDR-EVA Want the LiOH can In the Sun 

05 00 21 15 CC Negative. In the center of the MESA cavity. Sorry. 

05 00 21 19 CDR-EVA Yeah, I know that. 
05 00 21 21 CC Okay. 

05 00 21 22 CDR-EVA Don't let me forget it. 
05 00 21 23 CC Okay. 

05 00 21 28 CDR-EVA That was what I was supposed to do before we do 

this , huh? . . . 

05 00 21 35 IMP -EVA Stealing your thunder back here, John. I'm taking 

all the ALSEP stuff out. 

05 00 21 h9 CDR-EVA Never seen it fail. 

05 00 21 51 LMP-EVA What happened? 

05 00 22 23 LMP-EVA Tony, I'm going out for the Olympics. I just slung 

that little - that little - carry bar on the ALSEP 
package, the crooked one, about 200 meters, it 
looked like. There goes the other one. *** a real 
winner on the hammer throw. Look at that beauty go! 
Just created my own secondary. How are you doing 
with the flag, John? 

05 00 22 55 CC Outstanding, Charlie. I'm sure you'll hold the 

record now. 

05 00 23 01+ LMP-EVA I doubt that. Maybe for the Cay ley Plains Saturday 

afternoon shindig. 

05 00 23 35 CDR-EVA You really should set the flag up on a hill, Charlie, 

but there just ain't one. 

05 00 23 1+0 LMP-EVA I know, John. 

05 00 23 1+3 CDR-EVA I'll put it right here. Big rock. 

05 00 23 50 LMP-EVA Are you setting it up now? 

05 00 2 3 51 CDR-EVA Yeah. 



Tape 79/5 
Page 665 



05 00 23 52 LMP-EVA Okay, wait a minute; I'll run and come get the 

camera. Can't pass that up. 

05 00 23 56 CDR-EVA That's all right. That's got it. 

05 00 2k 05 LMP-EVA Wait a minute. I'm - You're not getting away 

from there without me getting your picture. 

05 00 2k 08 CDR-EVA Charlie, we can get that in a minute, okay? 

05 00 2k 11 LMP-EVA I got it. Here we go. Come on. You get that 

Li OH canister and I'll get the camera. 

05 00 2k 16 CDR-EVA Okay. That's fair enough. 

05 00 2k 20 LMP-EVA You are "black from the knees down already. 

05 00 2k 23 CDR-EVA I know, I had to go - I've been on my knees twice 

to do things. No way to avoid it. That's why I'm 
glad the pressure suit bends. 

05 00 2k 36 LMP-EVA Okay, Tony. We're starting the LMP's camera for 

the flag. 

05 00 2k kl CDR-EVA Houston, I'll ad - I'll admit - I'll admit I forgot 

that the LiOH canister was supposed to be out and 
I missed that step, but I'm sure glad your first 
attempt to tell me to put it in the Sun was - - 



05 


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CC 




Yeah, that was my error, John. 




05 


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CDR- 


-EVA 


- - a baddie. 




05 


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25 


02 


LMP- 


-EVA 


And, Tony, the Rover tracks are just - we're barely 
sink - they're barely sinking in! 


05 


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08 


CC 




Yeah, we can see that. 




05 


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25 


09 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Ycu can't put it too far down 


in the middle of the - 


05 


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15 


cc 




Say again , John? 




05 


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16 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, there it is. 




05 


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19 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Okay, I got it In there now. 


Hey, John, this is 



perfect , with the LM and the Rover and you and 
Stone Mountain. And the old flag. Come on out 
here and give me a salute. Big Navy salute. 



Tape 79/6 
Page 666 



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CDR- 


-EVA 


Look at this . 


05 


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1+0 


cc 




That's a pretty outstanding picture here, I tell y> 


05 


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k2 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Come on; a little bit closer. Okay, here we go. 
Dig one. Off the ground once more. There we go. 


05 


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54 


CDR- 


-EVA 


*** bet. 


05 


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2d 


05 


CDR- 


-EVA 


I'd like to see an Air Force salute, Charlie, but 
I don't think they salute in the Air Force. 


05 


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08 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Sure we do . 


05 


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26 


09 


CDR- 


-EVA 


(Laughter) 


05 


00 


26 


10 


LMP- 


-EVA 


And fly high and straight and land soft. 


05 


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26 


13 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Okay, Charlie, say when. 


05 


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26 


15 


LMP- 


-EVA 


Here we go. 


05 


00 


26 


16 


CDR- 


-EVA 


Do it again. 


05 


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26 


IT 


LMP- 


-EVA 


One for you. Okay, wait a minute; one more. 


05 


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CC 




This looks like a good time for some good 
news here. The House passed the space budget 
yesterday, 277 to 60 , which includes the votes for 
the Shuttle. 


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Beautiful. Wonderful. Beautiful. 


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Tony, again I'll say it, with that salute, I'm 
proud to be an American, I'll tell you. What a 
■program and what a place and what an experience. 


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And I'll say it too. 


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So am I. 


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The country needs that Shuttle mighty bad. You'll 
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05 00 26 50 CDR-EVA What do you want to do with this camera, Charlie? 

05 00 26 53 LMP-EVA Put it on the left floor - right seat, my seat. 

No, on your left - It's got to go under your seat. 
I'm sorry. 

05 00 26 59 CDR-EVA Okay. 

05 00 27 lh CDR-EVA Okay, both cameras are going under my seat, Charlie, 

in case you look for them. 

05 00 27 18 LMP-EVA Okay, I don't need one. 

05 00 27 28 CDR-EVA Okay, the MESA "blankets are all closed, Houston. 

Or getting that way. 

05 00 27 33 CC Okay. 

05 00 27 38 CDR-EVA Li OH canister is - in the - and the ... box is 

sitting on the table. And I'm sure that's okay. 

05 00 28 25 CDR-EVA You know, we hardly kick up any dirt at all, 

Charlie. Just hardly any. 

05 00 28 31 LMP-EVA I know. Hey, John, I'll let you put this together. 

I'm really - think I know how to do it, but I don't 
want to foul it up. 

05 00 28 38 CDR-EVA Here you go. 

05 00 28 39 LMP-EVA Everything else is ready. The 

05 00 28 kO CDR-EVA Okay, Houston, we're over by the MESA. You can't 

see us. I'm putting the UHT together, and Charlie's 
got both packages down. And now Charlie's going 
for his hot stuff. 

05 00 29 16 CDR-EVA Look at that, Charlie. 

05 00 29 29 LMP-EVA I think that's good, John. Okay; I need this cne 

right here. 

05 00 29 3 1 * CDR-EVA Okay, I'll leave the other one up here. 

05 00 29 36 LMP-EVA Okay. Okay, I got the dome removal tool, Tony. 

And it's on. 



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Hoo-"boy. Scared me for a minute. 


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Okay, while you're standing still, how about an 
EMU check? 


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Okay, I got a — — 


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What makes you think we're standing still? 


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Okay, I'm going to reset the far UV. I've got the 
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Okay. And I have some new settings here, too. 


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Okay, what's your new settings now? 


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Okay, they're 56 and 76. 


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Okay. Going to RESET. 


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MARK. It's loaded. It's pointed, and It's taking 
imagery now. 


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Okay. I'll warn you when we get to 2 and a 
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Okay; 56 and 76. 


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That 1 s affirmative . 



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Okay, Tony, the RTG is fueled. 


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Very good. 


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Okay. You can't believe how good, that water tastes 
I'm gonna take a break a couple of seconds, Tony. 


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Okay; good show. 


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56 and 76? 


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That's affirmative. 


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Okay. 


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How's the old heart rate looking? 


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76. Okay. Houston, the Earth is maybe - the Earth 
is r - is maybe a quar - it's right in the middle! 


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Outstanding. You did a good down-Sun alignment. 


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I can't believe it. I mean, the crescent is right 

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Okay, here's the — — 


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Okay, Charlie, and you're okay. 


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RESET. Let's go for it. 


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Okay. I just wanted to rest. I'm starting the 
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Right, just take it easy. There is no hurry. 


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- - I'm going out where this - Man, look at that 
breccia, John! Right there. This big, subrounded ■ 


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Okay. It's remoded, Houston. 


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Okay. You should have your 2 and a quarter minutes 
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05 00 3^ 12 CDR-EVA Okay. RESET. Film advance: 3, k, 5, 6, T, 8, 9, 

10, 11 

05 00 3^ 28 IMP -EVA Uh-oh. 

05 00 3^ 29 CDR-EVA 12, 13, lk , 15- RESET . Okay, Houston; it did 

something besides - it moved before I reset it 
that time . 

05 00 3^ h0 CC That's okay, John; just press on. 
05 00 3k 1+3 CDR-EVA It was 

05 00 3k k6 CC Do you mean the camera moved? 

05 00 3I4 1+7 CDR-EVA Reset. Yeah. When I did the 15 seconds and then 

the reset, it reset again. It was moving, like it 
wanted to take ima - like it wanted to go back to 
IMAGERY. How it's - now it's - now it's going 
back to - okay, now It's going back to the Earth - 
it's going back to SPECTROSCOPY. Does that sound 
all right to you guys? 

05 00 35 31 CC Okay, it should only have done that - Did you reset 

at the beginning of the 15 seconds? 

05 00 35 k2 CDR-EVA That's - that's affirmative. 

05 00 35 h6 CC Okay, that's probably the problem there. That 

thing should have been crossed out on your check- 
list to do that reset. 

05 00 35 5*+ CDR-EVA Okay. 

05 00 35 56 CC Okay, hold on a second; we'll regroup here. 

05 00 36 0k CDR-EVA You want to do it again? 

05 00 36 16 CC Okay, John; when it comes back to DIRECT, 

05 00 36 19 CDR-EVA How you coining, Charlie? 

05 00 36 20 CC - - go ahead and watch for that film advance, and 

then time 15 seconds from the film advance. Don't 
do a reset when it comes back to DIRECT. 



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Okay. 



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05 00 36 37 LMP-EVA Houston, I got about 20 meters away, and the RTG 

package fell off. It hit the dirt with a ton - 
like a bomb. It got a little dusty, but the fins 
are okay and all the experiments seem to be intact. 

05 00 36 55 CC Good show, Charlie. 

05 00 36 56 CDR-EVA Houston, will - will not the - We want to make 

sure - we want to make sure we knock the dust off 
those connectors before we take the caps off of them. 



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I agree. 




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How did this come 


off that thing? 


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Okay , it seems to 




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Okay. 




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Okay, it seems to 


be locked now, Tony 



know what happened - it just - I pushed on it back 
at the LM but it 



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- - just popped off. 


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Can't reset again, 3, k, 5, RESET. RESET. 



CC Outstanding, John. 

CDR-EVA Okay. It's not turning. Maybe - I think we got 
it that time. 

CC Good show. We'll go into a mode change in a few 

seconds now, but that's okay. 

05 00 37 56 CDR-EVA Yeah, there it goes. Gonna be able to hear that 

little rascal working all over the Moon. 



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Okay, I'm going to shift the COSMIC RAY panel 


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Okay. 



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Good show, Charlie. Don't - don't strain yourself 
there. Just take it easy. 



In fact, just stand there for a while, 



Okay, Houston. You won't believe this. The red 
ring pulled off the COSMIC RAY panel. 

(Laughter) Did the top slide down? 

... panels are exposed. There's the top exposed 
with a bunch of slides in there and glasses and a - 
a black thing and, you know, I think that's what 
you mean, isn't it? 

05 00 39 06 CC Right. That's right. So it worked out okay. 

05 00 39 11 CDR-EVA All righty. (Laughter) I can't - don't know my 

own strength. 

05 00 39 l6 LMP-EVA Man, Tony, this is a real - this ray pattern extends 

back about 200 meters or maybe more to the east and 
goes as far as we can see off to the - west, which 
is maybe another 200 meters. I can see Smoky 
Mountain now, and I can see Dome. Kenesol(?) is 
plainly visible with a big - two big craters on 
Its flanks. And if you look toward Smoky, I see 
some big craters up on the top, but I can't see 
Ravine or any - or North Ray yet. 

05 00 hO 02 CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. You want to do the LCRU switch to 

MODE 1 and - or what do you want to do? And - - 

05 00 hO 10 CC That's affirm; we want to go to MODE 1. 

05 00 1+0 15 CDR-EVA Okay, going to MWWB and position it ECW. 

05 00 UO 23 CC John, we'd like a bat 2 check on the way out to 

the ALSEP site , and you do that by turning your 
LEFT FRONT and RIGHT FRONT DRIVE POWERS to BUS C. 



Tape 79/13 
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05 00 1+0 36 CDR-EVA Okay. 

05 00 1+0 1+6 LMP-EVA Look at the size of that rock. Tony, it's about 

a 2-meter "boulder, I just passed. Okay, John. 

05 00 hO 56 CDR-EVA Okay, the NAV breaker is going in, and we are read- 
ing - in the Sun shadow, we are reading 1 degree 
south. Pitch is zero. And roll is half a degree 
right. 

05 00 hi 23 CC Okay, we copy that. We'll give you a torquing angle 

in a minute. And would you confirm the seq bay doors 
are shut ? 

05 00 hi 31 CDR-EVA Sequence bay doors are shut, and we're pointed up 

about 2 degrees. 

05 00 1+1 36 CC Okay; pitch up 2. 

05 00 1+1 37 CDR-EVA I see Charlie over - Charlie's down - down there to 

the southwest. Can I go RESET on this thing to 
clear these numbers off before 2 minutes? 

05 00 1+1 5h CC Yeah, we can go RESET. 

05 00 1+1 58 CDR-EVA Say again? 

05 00 1+2 00 CC Yes, go RESET. 

05 00 1+2 01 LMP-EVA ... on the first part. Tony, I think that the best 

place here for the ALSEP is to the LM 11 o'clock 
position, and I'll let John give you the range. 
But it's up on the top of a dome, and it's fairly 
flat, and I think John can drive about 290, maybe 
28, down over a ridge for the - for the thumper. 
There's just not any flat places here, Tony, I - 
I - I can't - This is the flattest I can find. 

05 00 1+2 1+5 CC That sounds good, Charlie; and, John, it's 266. 

05 00 1+2 53 CDR-EVA Understand 266. 

05 00 1+2 57 LMP-EVA Okay, Tony. The regolith hasn't changed any out 

this far. We still have numerous rou - subrounded 
to angular blocks in the - partially buried. Here's 
a secondary. Here's a big boulder, the one I de- 
scribed, that's 2-2 meters across with about a 
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Tape 79/ 1 1 * 
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05 00 1+3 28 CDR-EVA Hey, Houston, say again what you want me to do to 

this thing to check out the rear steering - check 
out the battery? 

05 00 1+3 33 CC Okay. We'd like you to just start out with the 

LEFT FRONT and the RIC7RT FRONT DRIVE POWERS on 
BUS C. If the battery 2 isn't working, you 
shouldn't go anywhere. 

05 00 1+3 1+6 CDR-EVA Okay, LEFT FRONT , RIGHT FRONT POWERs on BATTERY C, 

and 266 on the GYRO TORQUE. 

05 00 1+1+ 01 IMP- EVA Tony, I'm looking at this - this big rock, and it's 

a two-rock "breccia. The matrix is a black rock - 
blackish to bluish - with some very fine, 
submillimeter-size crystals. 

05 00 hk 17 CDR-EVA Hey - hey, Houston. You won't believe this. Now 

our AMP-HOURS on battery 2 are up, and they're 
reading (laughter) 118 and the - and the battery - 
and the battery VOLTS are reading 62. You want 
the whole business before we start out? The AMP- 
HOURS on 1 are 118; on 2, 118; 68 volts; 68 volts; 
no AMPS, of course; and 82 degrees on the MOTOR 
TEMPs, and off scale - 82 degrees on the BATTERIES, 
and off scale low on both MOTOR TEMPs. 

05 00 hk 52 CC Okay, we copy that. 

05 00 hk 5I+ LMP-EVA I don't understand that. 

05 00 hk 56 CDR-EVA I just did something. Oh, that - that's all right. 

05 00 1+5 07 LMP-EVA John, it sure looks like we're on a more than 

2-degree landing slope, but it's not. 

05 00 1+5 12 CDR-EVA Let's don't read that battery check now that we 

got all those good readings, Houston. 

05 00 16 LMP-EVA Turn on your rear steering, John. 

05 00 1+5 19 CDR-EVA Okay, I - I've had that on, Charlie. 

05 00 1+5 21 LMP-EVA Okay, it's working. It's working. 

05 00 1+5 23 CC Okay, if everything's working 

05 00 1+5 2l+ CDR-EVA Maybe it just needs to sit around and heat up. 



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05 00 1+5 32 LMP-EVA Okay, Tony, "back to this rock. The small frags 

in it are whitish in color with a small sub- 
millimeter crystal - millimeter-size crystals of - 
it looked like brass olivine in the white matrix - 
in the white clasts, let's say. And it 1 s a biggie; 
it's right near the ALSEP. We'll get a picture 
for that. It'll show up in the pan. 

Okay, John, we'd like you to go ahead and drive 
out on battery - - 



and B circuit breakers? 

No, negative. Just put the LEFT FRONT 

You - you want me to - - 
- - RIGHT FRONT to BUS C. 



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