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MSC-07629 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 



APOLLO 17 

TECHNICAL AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Pr^ared by 
Test Division 
Apollo Spacecraft Program Office 



MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 

HOUSTON.TEXAS 
December 1972 



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INTRODUCTION 



This dociunent is the transcription of the technical air-to-ground 
(tag) voice conmninications of the Apollo 17 mission. The transcript is 
divided into three coliimna — time, speaker, and text. The time column 
consists of four two-digit pairs for days, hours, minutes, and seconds 
(e.g., oh 22 h3 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 cotmnuni cations . 

The time used by Mission Control Center (MCC) and indicated as 
ground-elapsed time (GET) in the Flight Plan may be updated to both the 
spacecraft and MCC computers but will not be 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 Fli^t 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 coomiuni cations network 
(GOSS net l) comprise the biilk of this transcript. During periods when 
the lunar module (U4) and command modiile (CM) are physically sepeirated, 
it is occasionally req\d.red 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; GOSS net 1 communi- 
cations will be contained on tapes with the suffixed letter A (i.e. , 
Tape 88a); GOSS net 2, with B (i.e.. Tape 88B) . 

_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 and subsequent completion of a thought. Two 
dashes (- -) axe used to indicate an interruption by another speaker or 
the point at which a recording was abxriptly terminated. Words given 
unusual emphasis by the speaker are underlined. 



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The Apollo 17 mission was flown December 7 to 19, 1972; lift-off 
occurred at 05:33:00. 60 G.m.t. (12:33:00. 60 a.m., e.s.t.) on December 7. 

Speakers in the transcript may be identified as follows. 
Spacecraft: 

CDB Commander 

Canmand module pilot 
Lunax module pilot 
Unidentified crewmember 
Multiple speakers 



CMP 
LMP 

SC 
MS 

Mission Control Centers 
CC 
MCC 



Eugene A. Cernan 

Bonald E. Evctns 

Harrison P. (Jack) Schmitt 



LCC 
F 

S 

Remote sites: 
AB 
CT 

TIC 

P-1, P-2, etc. 
S-1, S-2, etc. 
R-1, R-2, etc. 



Capsule commTjnicator (CAP COMM) 

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

ROCM 

Launch Control Center 
Flight director 
Surgeon 



Airboss (Recovery aircraft) 

Communications technician 
(COMM TECH) 

USS Ticonderoga 

Photographic helicopters 

Swim teams 

Recovery helicopters 



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When the CDR and LMP are in the undocked lunar modiile or on the 
lunar surface, their speaker designations will he STof fixed hy either LM 
or EVA. to indicate their status (e.g., CDR-EVA or LMP-LM) . Voice calls 
dioring this mission were assigned in accordance with the following 
station operating procedures: "For all phases when only the CSM is 
manned, the AS-512 call sign will he Apollo 17. When both vehicles are 
manned, the voice csill will be America for the CSM and Challenger for 
the LM. The calls for the CDR and LMP during lunar surface operations 
will be individual crew's first names." 

Transcription of these tapes was managed by James L. Gibbons, 
Test Division, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, to whom inquiries re- 
garding this document should be referred. 



ACRONYM LIST 



Because specialized readers of the Apollo 17 transcription, such 
as the principal investigators , may not be thoroTighly familiar with 
the acronyms used during the mission, the decision was made to define 
those acronyms that probably will be encountered. For obvious reasons, 
no effort was made to include every acronym that conceivably could be 
used; only those acronyms that are considered likely to be used are 
included here. 

AEA Abort electronics asseiibly 

AGS Abort guidance system 

ALSD Apollo lunax-surface drill 

ALSE Apollo lunar soimder experiment 

ALSEP Apollo lunar-surfau;e experiments package 

AOS Acquisition of signal (or of site) 

AOT Alinement optical telescope 

AP Alpha particle (spectrometer) 

APS Auxiliary proptolsion system (S-IVB) or ascent propulsion 

system (LM) 

ARIA Apollo range instrumentation aircraft 

AES Atmosphere revitalization system 



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AfTlrt II 

AiLA 


Attitude/translation control assembly 


BEF 


Blunt end forwsurd 


OPiAKi 


Booy-mounted attitude gyro 




Buddy secondary life-support system 




Biomedical urine sampling system 


CM 


Command module 


nun 


Command module computer 


CO AS 


Crev optical alinement sight 


/TO 

CP 


Control point 


CRD 


Cosmic ray detector (experiment) 


CSC 


Close-up stereo camera or contingency sample collection 


now 


Command and service module 


C¥EA 


Caution and warning electronics assembly 


DAC 


Data acquisition camera 


DAP 


Digital autopilot 


DEDA 


Data entry and display assembly 




Digital event timer 


DUX 


Descent orbit insertion 




Descent propulsion system 


DSE 


Data storage equipment (CM) 


DSEA 


Data storage equipment assembly (LM) 


DSKY 


Display and keyboard 


ECS 


Environmental control system 


EI 


Entry interface 



Entry monitor system 
Extravehicular mobility unit 
Electrical power system 
Equipment transfer "bag 
Extravehicular activity 
Extravehicular transfer 
Fligjit director attitude indicator 
Fli^t Dynamics Officer 
Far-ultraviolet spectrometer 
Guidance and control 
Ground-commanded television assembly 
Gyro display coupler 
Guidance Dynamics Officer 
Ground-elapsed time 
Ground-elapsed time of ignition 
Hi^-galn antenna 
Heat flow experiment 
Inertial measiorement unit 
Initial point 

Integrated position indicator 
Interim stowage assembly 
Infrared scanning radiometer 
Instrument imit 

Lunar atmospheric composition experiment 



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LCG 


Liquid-cooled garment 


LCRU 


L\mar conmiunl cations relay unit 


LEAM 


Lunar electa and meteorite (experiment) 


LEB 


Lower equipment bay 


LEG 


Lunar equipment conveyor 


LEVA 


L\inar extravehicular visor assembly 


LGC 


Lvuaar module guidance computer 


LM 


Lunar module 


LNP 


Lunar neutron prote (experiment) 


LOI 


Lunar orljit insertion 


LOPC 


Lunar orbit plane change 


LOS 


Loss of signal (or of site) 


LED 


Landing point designator 


LEV 


Lunar roving vehicle 


LSG 


Lunar surface gravimeter 


LSPE 


Lunar seismic profiling experiment 


LTG 


Lunar traverse gravimeter (experiment) 


MCC 


Mission Control Center or midcourse correction 


MESA 


Modular equipment stowage assembly 


MET 


Mission event timer 


MPVC 


Manueil thriast vector control 


OPS 


Oxygen purge system 


ORDEAL 


Orbital rate display earth and lunar 


PDI 


Powered descent Initiation 



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DO A 

rUA 


PressTire §8X1116111; assenibly 


Fcaics 


Primary guidance « navigation, and control system (CM) 


PONS 


Primary guidance and navigation system ^LMJ 


PI 


Principal investigator 


PIPA 


Pulsed integrating pendulous accelerometer 


PLSS 


Portable life-support system 


PRD 


Personal radiation dosimeter 


1 Mil 

PTC 


Passive thermal control 


RCS 


Reaction control system 


ECU 


Remote control unit 


REFSMMAT 


Reference to stable member matrix 


RLS 


Radius of landing site 


FTG 


Radioisotopic thermoelectric generator 


SBT 


S-band transponder 


SCE 


Signal-conditioning equipment 


SCS 


Stabilization control system 


SECS 


SeqTiential events control system 


SEP 


Sharp end forward 


SEP 


Surface electric properties (experiment) 




Scientific equipment bay 


SIM 


Scientific instrument module 


SLA 


SM/LM adapter 


SM 


Service module 


SME 


Soil mechanics experiment 


SPS 


Service propulsion system 



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SRC 


Sample retiorn container 


TEC 


Trans earth coast 


TEI 


Trsinsearth injection 


ephem 


Time of ephemeris 


T. 

ig 


Time of ignition 


TLC 


Translunar coast 


TLI 


Trans limsir injection 


TPI 


Tenninal phase initiation 


TSB 


Tenrporary stowage hag 


TVC 


Thrust vector control 


UHF 


Ultrahigh frequency- 


VHF 


Very high frequency 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



PREFLIFT-OFF COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 2/1 

APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

00 00 00 03 CDR Roger. The clock has started. We have yaw. 

00 00 00 12 CDR Roger; tower. Yaw's complete. We're into roll. Bob. 

00 00 00 17 CO Roger, Geno. Looking great. Thrust good on all 

five engines. 

CDR Okay, hahe- It's looking good here. 

00 00 00 21 CDR Roll is complete. We are pitching. 

SC Wow woozle I 

LMP Thirty seconds. We're going up. Man, oh, man I 

00 00 00 36 CDR Thirty seconds, and 17 is GO. 

00 00 00 38 CC Roger, 17. You're GO. 

CC 17, stand "by for Mode I Bravo - 

00 00 01 01 CC MARK. Mode I Bravo. 

00 00 01 ok CDR Roger. I Bravo; we're GO at 1 minute. 

CC Roger, Gene. You're looking great. Right on the 

line. 

00 00 01 11 CC 17» you are feet wet - feet wet. 

00 00 01 13 CDR Roger. Feet wet. 

00 00 01 3h CDR 01:30, and we are GO, Bob. 

CC Roger, Gene. You're looking great. 

CC Stand by for Mode I Charlie, 17- 

00 00 01 59 CC Mark. Mode I Charlie. 

00 00 02 00 CDR Roger. I Charlie; 2 minutes and EDS is OFF and 

we are GO. 



cc 

IMP 



CC 



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00 00 02 06 CC Roger, IT; you're GO. IT, you are GO for staging. 

CDR Roger. We're GO here. 

00 00 02 22 CDR Inboard cut-off. 

00 00 02 23 CC Roger. Inboard. 

00 00 02 k9 CDR Okay, Bob. I guess ve got all five. 

Roger. They're looking here - looking good. 

Sure felt like it. I think we sav them all from 
here. 

Roger, Jack. And the thrust is GO on all five of 
them. They're running good. 

00 00 03 02 CDR Okay; 3 minutes ajid we're GO. 

CC Roger, IT. 

00 00 03 15 SC Say, we Just had skirt sep. 

00 00 03 18 CC Roger. ¥e confirm skirt sep. 

00 00 03 21 CDR There goes the tower. Oh, there she goes! 

00 00 03 2k CC Roger. The tower; you're Mode II. 

00 00 03 26 CDR Roger. Mode II. 

00 00 03 3T CC The steering has converged. The CMC is GO. You're 

going right down the pike, IT. 

00 00 03 39 CDR Okay, Bob. I Just confirmed guidance. Okay, Bob. 

I got the ELS SEP circuit breakers. And we've 
seen it all: ignition, staging, and tower. 



CC 



Roger. Got you. 



00 00 Ok 03 CDR Okay; k minutes and we're GO here. Bob. 

00 00 01.06 CC Roger, Gene. We ' re going round the room. Looks 

GO here. You're looking real good. Gene. Right 
down the line. 



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00 00 OU 29 CDR Okay; Ok: 30 and we're still GO cm "board. 

CC Roger, 17. You're GO. 

CDR Let me tell you, this night latinch is something 

to "behold. 

00 00 05 Oh CC Five minutes, Geno, and you're GO down here. 

You're looking great. 

CDR Okay, Ro'bert. We're GO here at 5. 

00 00 05 26 CC 17, Houston. Yovtr times are nomin al. Level sense 

arm at 8 plus 36; S-II shutdown at 9 plus 20. 
Noninal times. 

CDR 8 plus 36 and 9 plus 20. Roger. 

CC Stand hy for S-I"VB to COI capability. 

00 00 06 00 CC MARK. S-IVB to COI capability. 

00 00 06 02 CDR Roger. S-I"VB to COI. We're GO at 6. 

CC Roger, Geno. 

00 00 06 22 CDR Okay, Bob. We're got four good motors and we're 

GO at 06:20. 

CC Roger. And, 17, we copied the gimbals and watched 

them and they looked good. 

CC Stand by for S-IVB to orbit capability. 

00 00 06 51 CC MARK. S-IVB to orbit capability. And we'd like 

OMNI Delta, Jack. 

00 00 06 58 LMP Roger. You've got it. 

CC Roger. 

00 00 07 08 CDR Seven minutes. Bob. We're looking good on board. 

CC Roger. 

00 00 07 hi CDR We have inboard cut-off. 



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CC 


Roger, Gene. Inboard on time. 


00 


00 


08 03 


CDR 


Eight minutes, and we are GO. 








CC 


Roger, 17. You're looking great. 


00 


00 


08 22 


CC 


17, Houston. You are GO for staging. 


00 


00 


08 28 


CDR 


Thank you. Boh. We are GO for staging up here. 


00 


00 


08 h2 


CC 


You have level sense arm this time. Gene. 








SC 


Roger, Boh. Level sense arm. 


00 


00 


09. 02 


CDR 


Nine minutes. Bob, and 17 is GO. 


00 


00 


09 07 


CC 


Roger, 17. You're GO here. 


00 


00 


09 18 


CC 


Stand by for Mode IV capability. 


00 


00 


09 22 


CDR 


S-II cut-off. 


00 


00 


09 23 


CC 


MARK. Mode IV capability, and we copy cut-off. 


00 


00 


09 25 


CDR 


Roaer. Mode IV. And we do have S— TVB i unit ion 


00 


00 


09 30 


CC 


Roger. We see it, and the thrust is looking good 










on it. 








CDR 


We saw that one, too. Bob. 








CC 


Roger. 


00 


00 


09 57 


CC 


17, the steering has converged and the CMC is GO. 










You're looking great. 








CDR 


Roger. The CMC is GO, 10 minutes, and 17 is GO 










on board. 


00 


00 


10 08 


CC 


17; Houston. You are GO for orbit - GO for orbit, 


00 


00 


10 11 


CDR 


Those are kind words, Robert. We're GO for orbit 



here. 

CC Good show. Gene. 



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00 00 10 33 CDR Okay. 10:30, we're GO. 

CC Roger, 17. You look great. 

00 00 11 05 CDR Eleven minutes and we are GO. 

00 00 11 08 CC Roger, Gene. And cut-off will te at 11 plus 1+7, 

11 pliis k-J. 

CDR 11 plus 1*7. Roger. 

00 00 11 32 CDR Okay. 11:30 and we're GO here. And - Standing by. 

CC Roger, Gene. Cut-off time is still holding good, 

11 plus U7. 

00 00 11 h2 CDR Okay. Cut-off at h2, 

CC Understand. Cut-off at k2. Roger. We copy. 

00 00 12 03 CDR We're looking at 93.1 by 89.5. 

CC Roger, Gene. We're copying the DSKY, 

SC Okay, Jack. Give 

00 00 12 2k CC And the local horizontal maneuver has initiated. 

Gene. 

00 00 12 50 CDR And, Houston, the - looks like the - tank pres- 

sures are venting. 

00 00 12 57 CC Roger, Gene. The range safety is safe and we - 

you are in a GO orbit, nominal. 

CDR Roger. GO orbit, nominal. Thank you. 

CC And, 17, I'll be unable to update that AOS time, 

but 52:20 is looking good. 

CDR Roger. 

00 00 lU 10 LMP Houston, can you confirm - MAIN BUS TIE A/C, OFF? 

CC Stand by on that. Jack. 



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00 00 lU 18 LMP I've been carrying very low amps on the EAT BUS, 

and I did not see a drop. I'm carrying about 
2 amps now. Volts are 3 - 30.5, 

CC Jack, go ahead and take the B/C motor switch OFF. 

00 00 Ih 1+8 LMP Okay, It's OFF. And I confirm that one. 

CC And we think it's the EDS POWER switch and the 

fuel cell — switch that are drawing the current 
that you're seeing there. 

LMP Okay. That could well be. 



CC Okay, Jack, we're going to lose you in about 

1 minute off of Vanguard here and see you at 52:20. 

IMP Roger; we're pressing and thanks. Bob. 

00 00 15 11 CDR Okay, Bob. Everything is looking GO on board. 

Everything's stable. We can see the APS firing, 
and our altitudes look good. 



CC 

CDR 
CC 



Geno, everything is in good shape down here. The 
booster's in good shape; you're looking good; and 
their AOS time is 52:20 as I 'gave you. 

We got that, babe. We'll see you coming around. 

Good show, babe. A little late but a good show. 



CDR Outstanding ride. 

00 00 16 26 CC 17, Houston. We're hanging with you here. Looks 

like you're hanging in Vanguard a little longer 
than we expected. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 3/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAHSCRIPTIOIT 



CAEMRVON (REV l) 



00 00 52 20 LMP Hello, Houston; how do you read 17? 

CC IT, read you loud and clear. 

IMP Hey, we're going real well up here. Bob. Have no 

significant anomalies as yet; and we've just about 
completed our part of the insertion checklist . 
Gene has his SCS check yet, and Ron's got some 
P52 numbers for you. And the only thing I've seen 
so far is a - some spurious MASTER ALARM without 
caution and warning that seem to be associated 
with moving switches on panel 2. 

CC Okay. Can you get a sudden - what switches any- 

where - any , . . any switches on? 

LMP So far, it's been fairly random. Some that I re- 

member is the SECONDARY COOLANT LOOP EVAP switch, 
the LAMP TEST switch, - see - I think I got one 
with the TEMP IN AUTO switch. Gene got one doing 
something. I can't remember exactly what it was. 

CC Okay 

LMP Probably random. 

CC _ _ we copy. Jack, we're standing by for that P52 

data. We've only got about a U-minute - a 5-minute 
pass here. We'll take the 52 data, and I got a 
few updates for you. 

LMP Okay. 

CMP Okay; 52 data is coming. NOUN 71 is 2h and 30; 

NOUN 05 is .01; NOUN 93s are plus .080, plus .029, 
plus .018; and we torqued at 35:25. 

CC Okay. We copy that. Okay, while we're filling in 

some here, you might want to know this. Jack. Your 
sunset and sunrise times in the Launch Checklist 



are all off by 8 - approximately 8 minutes and 
30 seconds. That every - sunset and sunrise will 
occur about 8 minutes and 30 seconds sooner than 
in the - in the Launch Checklist. That's an ap- 
proximate nvmher. 

Okay, we got you. 

Okay. And on page 2-17 of the Laimch Checklist, 
you're going to want to delete all reference to 
Honeysuckle AOS and LOS and delete all reference 
to Canaries AOS and LOS. 

Wilco . 

And we want to add an Ascension pass; AOS at Ascen- 
sion, 01 plus 5^+ plus 00, and Ascension LOS will 
be 02:00:16. 

Okay, Bob; you're going to have to repeat that. 

Okay, stand by. Let me give you a page. On 
2-lT - let's go Hawaii AOS first of all. On 
Hawaii AOS, on page 2-17. AOS 

Go. 

is 01 plus 17 plus 2k. Hawaii LOS, 01 plus 22 

plus h9. 

Roger. Now what about the Ascension? 

Okay, here - give you the Ascension again now. 
AOS, 01 plus 5^ plus 00. Ascension LOS will be 
02 : 00 : 16 . Over . 

Okay, I got those. Hawaii is 01 plus 17 plus 2k, 
and LOS is 01 plus 22 plus k9. And Ascension is 
AOS, 01 plus 5^:00; and LOS, 02 plus 00:l6. 

Roger, Jack. Good copy. And booster's looking 
good down here and you're looking good. 

Okay, and I'll do a better job of itemizing those 
switches. We were pressing pretty hard, and I'll - 
I'll be able to go back and get most of them, I 
think. And we'll keep an eye on it - on the 
MASTER ALARMS. 



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CC Roger, Jack. We understand. And I think we copied 

most of what you said there, and we're working on 
it. 

CDR Okay, Bob; other than that MASTER ALARM, all is 

well on America, and I imderstand the booster is 
looking good to you. 

CC That's affirmative. 

LMP And, Bob, let me add that not - we did get spurious 

MASTER ALARMS without switch movement, but many 
came with switch movements. We've had about seven. 

CC Okay; understand. 

LMP That was only after insertion. 

CC Seven times that your heart doesn't need, huh? 

UiP Oh, we were paying attention to a sunset that was 

the biggest - - 

CDR Sianrise. 

IMP - - or sunrise or something that we saw. It was 

the biggest rainbow I'd ever seen. 

CC Beautiful. We can't wait to hear what you had to 

say about that - the ignition on the S-II. It 
soTinded pretty spectacular. 

LMP Bob, Just let it be said that that was quite a 

booster ride. When we get a chance a little 
later - - 

CC Roger . 

LMP - - maybe we'll be able to tell you something. 

CC We're about ready to lose comm here. You're look- 

ing great, guys, and we'll pick you up in Hawaii 
here shortly. 

CDR Okay, we're looking at the deserts of Australia 

right now and, again, everything's good on board. 



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CC 

00 00 58 2k mp 

00 01 17 25 IMP 
CC 
LMP 

CC 
IMP 

CC 

IMP 

CC 

LfVEP 

CC 
LMP 



Roger. Pick you up at 01:1T:2U. 
Roger . 



STDN (REV 1/2) 



Hello, earthlings . We're back with you. 

Roger, Jack, Read you loud and clear; how us? 

You're loud and clear. And no change systems- 
wise that I've seen. 

Roger, Jack. Any more MASTER ALAEMs? 

We had one when Ron's - looked like his neck ring 
hit panel 2. ... 

Okay. Sounds like we had something loose in 
panel 2 , huh? 

Yes. I don't know - It may be annoying, but so 
far it doesn't seem to be a problem. 

Roger. Just for your information, everything is 
looking outstanding and no problems. We're taking 
a good look at the data here at Hawaii, and we'll 
make a GO/NO GO decision about 60 seconds after 
acq.uisition at Goldstone. But there's nothing 
right now to lead us to believe that zero oppor- 
tunity will be required. 

Okay , Bob , understand that . We are prepared , how- 
ever . Spacecraft , other than those MASTER ALARMs , 
is looking very good. We got the docking probe 
extended. The SCS reference attitude check is 
complete . 

Roger . 

Hey, Bob, I Just remembered smother switch that I 
think gave us a MASTER ALARM was HO QUABTITY 
INDICATOR. 



Tape 3/5 



CC Roger. Copy that, Jack, H^O QUANTITY INDICATOR. 

CC Roger - ITj we're going to lose you in about 

30 seconds. But when you get over the stateside 
here, we're going to take - take the d-ump on the 
data, and we'll read it out real carefully so when 
you get in TLC we ought to he able to see where 
that MASTER ALARM glitch is coming in to. 

LMP Okay, Bob. And - yell at me if you want anything 

done on the coram with this change in AOS LOS stuff. 

CC Negative on that right now. We'll see you at 

01:28:59 through Goldstone. 

CDR Okay, 01:28:59, Bob. We'll be there. 

00 01 22 1+8 CC Roger, Gene. 

GOLDSTOKE (REV 2) 

00 01 28 00 CC 17, Houston. We're back with you. 

CDR Okay, Bob. We're still same as before and ready 

when you are for TLI . 

CC Roger . 

LMP I can see the lights of southern California, Bob. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

IMP We're going to be going a little bit south of that 

area. 

CC Right . Your ground track looks like it ' s taking 

you right up over the mid part of Baja California. 

LMP Yes, sir; I'll believe that. I'll bet you I can 

see Ensenada right now, 

CC Roger. 

CMP Bob, I expect he'll probably be able to see the 

lights of Silver City, too. 



Well, I'm svire going to be looking for them, I'll 
tell you. 

Jack, Just for your information, you'll probably - 
when you come up a little farther in this orbit 
here and get over Mexico, you should be able to 
see all that bad weather that was giving us so 
much worry and had Tindall and New Orleans and 
everything all messed up this morning when I went 
through there. They had a pretty bad line of 
weather along there. 

I assume it wasn't too bad. I think you made it, 
didn't you? 

Oh, yeah, I made it, but I had to - you know, I 
had to work at it. But it's a - we were - I was 
worried about it getting down as towards MILA there 
after - you know if we had to scrub and go tomorrow 
night. Boy, I'm sure glad we got you off tonight. 

Guess who else is. 

No, I can't - I wouldn't believe that. 

Parker can't make it back. He's got to come back 
on the ... So you might have to have Young on for 
a while after we do a TLI . 

Hey, you Just wouldn't believe. Bob, the light you 
can see in the west right now. It must be abso- 
lutely clear. 

Roger, Jack. Sounds spectacular. Jack, people in 
the room here want to know if you've been down your 
checklist yet? 

Oh, we got that out of the way in about 5 minutes. 
Have we missed something? 

There's a different checklist here we're talking 
about . 

(Laughter) If you're talking about the Flight Plan, 
yes . 



Roger . 



Tape 3/7 



CMP What a waste . 

LMP If I'm not mistaken, we must be Just south of 

Arizona now. Is that right. Bob? 

CC That looks real good. Yes, you're over Mexico 

there, and looks like you're - oh - maybe a 
hundred miles south of the border there, 

LMP Okay. I was pretty sure I was looking up in the 

Phoenix-Tucson complex there. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

IMP Clear night. 

CC Little better than . . . Florida. 

LMP The west is always that way. I wish it was day- 

light so we could see Sonora and that country. 
That's spectacular, I'll bet you. 

CC Roger. 

IMP Man's field of stars on the Earth is competing with 

the heavens , Bob . 

CDR Bob, you're coming through with a large squeal 

right now in the background. 

CC Understand . . . 

LMP Okay, I think we got the Gulf Coast showing up now 

by the band of lights , Bob . 

CC Roger. 

CDR Okay, Bob. Assume the booster is still looking 

good, and we'll be GO for a nominal TLI . 

CC That ' s affirmative . 

LMP Okay. 

CDR And you're still coming up with a loud squeal. 

CC Roger . ... 



Tape 3/8 



CC 17, how do you read? 



CDR 



CDR 

CC 
CDR 

CC 



IMP 



CC 



CDR 



CC 



CC 



Ko, Bob, you still got the loud squeal. 



IMP Would you believe we're just south of Houston 

now. Bob? 

00 01 35 17 CC 17, are you receiving Houston now? 



All right. Bob. You came up unreadable with the 
squeal that time. 

Am I still squealing? This is Houston. 

That's affirm. You're very loud, almost xmreadable 
with the squeal. Bob, why don't you give us the 
short count? 

Geno, don't change anything. We think it's a 
ground site situation here, and Just stand by. 



CDR I believe it's in the VHF, Bob. 



Okay, Bob. I'm not sure exactly where we are, but 
I'm looking out - to an awful lot of horiz - lights 
on the horizon out there at 12 o'clock, and an 
awful lot of lightning in the clouds out there. 

Roger. I - we show you just about over the middle 
of the Gulf. Looking ahead, you're probably seeing 
the very southern tip of Florida there. 

It looks like almost the entire Florida peninsula 
has got lights - got lightning on it somewhere. 

Roger. How does my coram sound to you now. Gene? 



CDR Okay, give us a quick short count. 



Roger. Short count follows: 5, k, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2 
3 , ^ , 5 ; short count out . 



CDR Bob, you're all right now. 

CC Okay. 



Tape 3/9 



CDR And can you give us a feel for what the final 

weather was at the Cape - at laiinch? 

CC Yes. Let me get that for you. The reason why we 

had that problem on the comm is we just handed 
over from Texas to MILA, and we're - and you're 
going through MILA now. And it's great. So we 
have a little problem with our Texas site. 

CDR Okay . 

CC The television coverage had you all the way through 

staging very well on - and the S-II ignition. 
Then, you went right behind a cloud for a while, 
but they were tracking you pretty well . 

CDR Okay . 

CC They also - cut in for about a half minute or so 

and showed a view of the crowd in Just the avail- 
able light from the booster, and it stood out 
pretty well. 

LMP Okay, Bob. We're going right over Florida now, 

looking down at Miami. A beautiful view of the 
Keys all lit up, and I just saw a shooting star 
right over Miami . 

CC Roger . 

LMP That's a very, very fine view of Miami. Hard to 

believe. 

CC I'll bet they sat there and watched you go. 

00 01 38 hk LMP Looks like we're right over the Bahamas now. Bob. 

CC Roger. I'll buy that. 

LMP Well, I'm not easily impressed. Bob. But I'm cer- 

tainly impressed by this one. 

CC Roger. What's the CMP doing? We haven't heard 

much from him. Is - is he at the other window? 



CMP 



He's crawling around looking for things down in 
the LEB. 



Tape 3/10 



CC 



CC 



CC 



(LaTighter) Okay. They won't let you have a window 
tonight, huh, Ron? 



CMP No, I'll catch one here pretty quick. 

CC Just a reminder, if you haven't already done it. 

There is no need to unstow the TV, because due to 
this late lamch, there's just no site available. 

CDR Okay, Bob. We're not going to unstow it. 

LMP Bob, I don't - I guess there's no site available 

for some time, is that correct? 



That's affirmative. And if I can piill one of you 
guys away from a window, I've got a TLI plus 90 
pad. 



HAP Oh, I'd love to copy that. Just a minute. 

00 01 kl 29 LMP Hello, Houston; Apollo 17. How do you read? 

CC 17, Houston. Go ahead. 

LMP Okay. Lost you there for a minute. We had good 

signal strength all through that, so I figured it 
was your problem. 



Roger. We're Just waiting here - You ready for 
the pad? 



IMP We were calling you, and you missed us. So you 

might think about that. Ready for the pad. 

CC Okay. It's a TLI plus 90, SPS/G&N; 66953; 

minus 0.59, plus 1.88; ignit ion time, OOU ;U0 :01 .US; 
minus 0351.8, minus 0000.1, plus 3378.2; roll is 
180, 073, 003; HOUN 9^+ [sic] is - is not appli- 
cable. Hp is plus 0020.1; 3396.1+ , U:50, 3380.8; 

sextant star is number 11, that's 11, 3k2.k, 32.3. 
Stand by. 17, Houston; are you still reading me? 

IMP Hey, Houston, if you read, we're reading you. Got 

you all the way through the trunnion on sextant 
star. 



Tape 3/11 



CC Okay, we'll have to wait and pick you up at Ascen- 

sion. We ^ust had a keyhole pass at Bermuda, and 
a little hit of a pass at Vanguard, 

00 01 U3 51 IMP Okay, I'll wait for you to finish that, and on the 

re adh ack , Okay . 

CC That's affirmative. Stand by. We've got Vanguard, 

I can continue on with - after trunnion, the bore- 
sight Star is not applicable. Jack. KOUIT 6l , 
plus 13.29, minus 032,00; 1099-2, 3U90I+; GET of 
.050, 02l+:38:09. Want to read back that much of 
the pad. Jack? 

LMP Okay, Bob, It's TLI plus 90 pad, SPS/G&K; 66953; 

minus 0.59, plus 1.88; OOUrUO: 01.^8; minus 0351.8, 
minus four zeros 1, plus 3378.2; I80, 073, 003; 
is NA; plus 0020.1; 3396. li, k:5^, 3380.3; 11, 

3^2. h 32.3. Boresight is NA; plus 13-29, 
minus 032.00; 1099-2, 3U90U; 02l+:38:09. Over. 

CC Roger, Jack. Good readback except burn time is 

U:50 and not ki'^k. And we'll be losing you here 
in about a minute, so wait on the rest of that 
pad. Just a reminder for Ron, we'll be standing 
by at Ascension for the next gyro torg,uing and - 
we, might have a drift update on the - IMU there, 

US' Okay, he copied that. And we'll wait for the rest 

of the pad. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Burn time was U:50 - I think that was when you 

started to cut out . 

CC Roger . 

00 01 he 11 CC 17, this is Houston through ARIA. How do you read? 

Over. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUUD VOICE TRMSCRIPTION 

00 01 li8 53 CO IT Houston through ARIA. Hov do you read? 

CC IT, Ho\iston. How do you read through. ARIA? 

00 01 5U OT CC IT, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Roger. You're back with us. 1*11 finish up that 

TLI plus 90 pad so we can talk a little here if 
you want. 

MP Go ahead. 

00 01 5k 19 CC Okay. Set stars are Siriuis and Rigel; f'^j^jQjii is 

3l8; ikQ; 358. There'll be no ullage. Okay. Down 
at the bottom of the pad we've got the P3T for 
lift-off plus 9. GET is 009:00; DELTA-V^, U89T; 

longitude, minus 1T5; GET of UOOK, 033: 1+9 . Over. 

00 01 55 09 LMP Okay, Bob. Zero - Sirius and Rigel; 3l8; lU8; 358; 

no ullage; 009:00; U89T; minus 1T5 ; 033:^19. Over. 

CC Okay, Jack, Good readback. 

LMP Okay, Bob. We had - as usual - up here (laughter) 

a spectacular simrise, and Gene wants to teilk to you. 

CDR I got some numbers on Ron's P52 for you. Bob. 

CC Okay; standing by to copy. Go ahead. 

CDR Okay. NOUK Tl were stars 22 and 2hi HOUU 05 are 

all balls; NQUH 93s are all minus. They're 00.03T, 
OO.OOT, and 00.021. That's minus 3T» minus OT, and 
minus 21; and they were torqued at 01:51:^0. 

CC Okay. We copy. 

LMP Bob, we're over - what might be - intermediate to 

low strata that have a very strong crenulation 
pattern - pulling out some geological, terms here. 
I don't think I've ever seen anything like it - 
flying. 



Tape k/2 



CC Roger. 

LMP Looks like about a north-south lineation with a 

very strong crinkling, roughly east-west. 

CC Roger. Copy that; that's Interesting. You know, 

you're just directly over that South Atlantic area. 
Your - you - your path Just kind of kept you going 
right between the - Africa and South America, right 
dead center all the way. 

00 01 57 hk CC And, 17, just for your information, we've searched 

all the data we can, and we cannot find anything 
wrong with the spacecraft or the booster at all. 
Bveiything is looking real fine, and the only prob- 
lem in the air is that - those master alarms that 
you have reported - we're not able to tie in any- 
thing common yet to suiy of those things either. 

CDR Okay, Bob. We have not had any for - quite some 

time, I think, since the last time we talked to you 
about them. 

CC Roger. Understand. We'll probably get a good work- 

out on that after TLI and try and track it down one 
more . 

CDR Okay. But, also, we have not really been doing much 

switching since the insertion checklist was com- 
plete, either. 

CC Roger. Understand. It's got you glued to the win- 

dows, I guess, huh? 



CDR 



CC 
LMP 



They are interesting; I'll say that. 



LMP Well, I certainly am, Bob, and - again there's a 

big - a fairly continuous intermediate cloud deck, 
I think. And it has patterns comparable to what 
I've seen on pictures of ice floes. 



Roger. Understand, 

And - of pack ice; I should say pictures of pack ice 
in the Antarctic, 



Tape h/3 



00 01 59 00 CC 17, Houston. We've got two questions concerning 

the MASTER ALARMs. One, do you get the MASTER ALARM 
on the LEB also; and, two, do you get the tone with 
the MASTER ALARM? 

JM> We did get the tones. The MASTER ALARMs were on 

both - panel 1 and panel 3. I can't tell you about 
the LEB right now. Maybe Ron can. 

CMP No, I didn't pay that much attention. 

CC Okay. 

CDR And, Bob, there was something interesting I wanted 

to get around to tell you. The - MISSION TIMER 
down in the LEB, when Ron went down there to get 
things squared away, was about 15 seconds or so 
behind all the other clocks. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

CDR Okay; and we reset it - resynced it - and it's 

been running okay. I don't know whether that's 
a clue to ai^hing or not, but apparently it hap- 
pened either during launch - or somewhere before 
we got down there right after insertion. 

CC Okay. We're going to lose you here in about 

9 seconds. You are GO and looking great, and we'll 
work on it. And if you get another MEV [?], will 
you check the LEB for us? 

CDR Yes, sir; sure will do. Bob. We'll see you. 

What's our next AOS? 

CC Stand by. It's Carnarvon at 02:25. 

CDR Thank you. 

00 02 25 18 CDR I see you're trying. 

CC ITs Houston. How are you doing? 



LMP 



Well, we're pretty good. You're wavery here a 
little bit on signal strength. 



Tape k/h 



CC Okay. We've got a TLI pad. any time you're ready 

to copy it. Jack, 

MP Goodness; okay, let me get rid of something here. 

Ron, I'm putting that right underneath you. 

CC And, guys, we'd like POO and ACCEPT, please. 

LMP Okay, 

CC You'll get a CSM state vector if you'll give us 

POO and ACCEPT. 

00 02 25 51 CDR Got POO and ACCEPT. 

LMP Okay. Let me have my favorite pad. 

00 02 25 5h CC Okay. Here's the TLI pad. Time hase 6 at 

3:02:57; 180, 312, 000; 5:51; DELTA- is 10359.6, 

35582; 000, 3*t5, OUO; extraction will he at 
300, 165, 320; 312,0, 306,0, 57:10, yaw is 0; 
ejection time, h plus 39 plus 00, Over. 

LMP Okay, Houston. Here's your TLI pad. 3:02:57; 

180, 312, 000; 5:51; 10359.6, 35582; 000, 3^'?, OkO; 
300, 165, 320; 312.0, 306.0 57:10, 000; ejection 
time, k plus 39 plus 00. 

CC Good readhack, Jack; and we'd like OMNI Charlie, 

and it's your computer, and you've got your state 
vector. 

00 02 28 OU MP Okay. You've got OMRI Charlie. And, Bob, we had 

almost a completely weather- free pass over Africa 
and Madagascar. And the scenery - both aesthet- 
ically and geologically - was something like I've 
never seen before, for sure. 

CC Roger. 

LMP We got odds and ends on the tape and quite a bit 

on the film. 

CC Roger; good show. Are you saying that you didn't 

have any weather over that southern Africa there? 



Tape i+/5 



LMP Not very much. Barely broken clouds in some places, 

Most of the countryside was clear. 



CC Roger. 
LMP 



There were - patterns - like I haven't even seen 
in textbooks. Maybe I haven't been looking 
enough, but some of the desert and grassland pat- 
terns -were - had the appearance of ice crystals 
almost, except on a megascale, if you - have 
ever looked at ice crystals in sand. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Or, better yet, ice crystals on your car window 

when you - get out early in the morning up in - 
northern areas. 

CC Roger. And just be advised, we'll be standing by 

for the GO/NO GO for PYRO ARM when we get to 
Hawaii, and we'll be giving you a GO for TLI about 
that time. 

LMP Okay; and we'll be ready. 

CC And, Ron, in - on the Launch Checklist, on 2-25, 

on the manual and nominal S-IVB TLI-1, add 3i+ de- 
grees on the nominal pad for all the pitch angles; 
and on the manual pad, add 3h.^ degrees to all 
the pitch angles, and you'll have it right, 

CMP Okay, Bob. You ... - - 

CC And - - 



CM? 



CC 



let me get set. That's - okay, we'll Just 

add 3k to the nominal and 3U.5 to all the manual 
ones ... - - 

And you'll want to do that on your cue card also, 
Ron, 



CMP Yes, that's affirm, 

CC And we're about ready to LOS; we'll see you at 

Hawaii . 



Tape l|/6 



CDR Okay, Boh, we'll see you - - 

CC 02 plus 50 at Hawaii. 

CDR Okay, 50. And we'll be into our TLX checklist, 

and - we'll Toe ready for that PYRO ARM. 

CC Okay. 

HAWAII (REV 2) 

00 02 I49 52 CC Apollo IT, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CMP Houston, this is Apollo 17. Go sthead. 

CC Hey, Ron, you're somding great. Good voice here. 

LMP Golly, we've got things all set up here and we're 

kind of standing hy for a logic check - whenever 
you guys - can give us a GO. 

CC Roger. As soon as we get some TM in here, we'll 

give you a GO. 

LMP Okay . 

00 02 50 37 CC 17, Houston. We're ready for the logic check. 

CDR Okay, Bob. Okay. Wait 1. 

00 02 50 55 CDR Okay. SECS ARM breakers are closed. 

CC Roger. 

00 02 51 00 CDR Okay; and LOGIC 1 is ON - 

00 02 51 02 CDR MARK it; and LOGIC 2 is OK - 

00 02 51 05 CDR MARK it. 

00 02 51 16 CC 17, you're GO for PYRO ARM. 

CDR Thank you; understand GO for PYRO ARM. 

CC 17 - - 



Tape U/T 



LMP And, Bob, in case you're interested, there - all 

through the nightside pass here - there's a - 
q.uite a strong - well - stronger than I would 
have ever expected - horizon glow off to the north. 
I suspect that, I think Gene said a while ago 
that it's around on his side also. 

53 15 CC Roger. Guys, I've got the word you wanted to 

hear; you are GO for TLI - you're GO for the Moon. 

CDR Okay, Robert. I understand. America aind Chal- 

lenger with their S-IVB are GO for TLI. 

CC That's affirmative. 

CDR You're a sweet talker. 

CC We try to please here. Gene. 

CDR You know, somehow. Boh, I knew you were going to 

say that - we were GO - and that you try to please. 

CC We've been working together too long, I guess. 

CDR Not long enough, yet. 

CC And, IT; Houston. You're about 1 minute from 

LOS, and we'll pick you up at Goldstone at about 
3 hours and 00 minutes; and that's only a couple 
of minutes prior to time base 6 start. 

CDR Okay, Bob. We'll be with you. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Bob, that glow is actually above the horizon, just 

in case you're curious. I can see - stars below 
the top of the glow - down closer to the Earth. 

00 02 55 21 CC Roger, Jack. 



GOLDSTONE (REV 2) 



00 03 01 16 CC 



17, Houston. We're with you again, and you're 
looking good. 



Tape k/% 



CMP Okay; mighty fine. Bob, 

23 CDR And, Bob, we've got the PYROs AJMED now, 

CC Roger, And you can expect some different OMNI 

calls as we go LOS and AOS again. 

CDR Okay. 

CMP I always expect that , Boh . 

CC Roger. 

00 03 03 00 CDR SEP light is ON on time. 

CC Roger. 

00 03 03 07 CC And it shows time base 6 right on time. Gene. 

CDR Okay , 

CC We'd like OMNI Delta, please. 

00 03 03 27 LMP Okay, you've got it. 

CC Roger. 

IMP I'll just switch. Bob. I won't give you a call. 

CC Roger. 

39 CDR SEP light was OUT on time. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

00 03 06 15 CDR ComiQ check. Bob. 

CC 17 » Houston; go ahead, 

CDR I was just checking with you; you're so quiet 
down there , we almost forgot you were there . 

CC Roger. Don't want to forget me. We're just watch- 

ing everything; we can't find anything wrong, so 
we're just trying to keep quiet here. 

CDR Okay-, Bob. We're watching the S-IVB tanks 

pressuri ze. 



Tape hl9 



CC Roger. 

CDR You ought to look for the good things rather than 

the bad. 

CC Well, that's good when we don't find anything wrong. 

CDR Can't agree more. 

00 03 OT 30 CC IT, the chilldown is in progress, and the tank 

pressures are looking good. 

CDR Okay, Boh; looking down here. 

00 03 09 35 CC 17, Houston. You are GO at 3 minutes prior to 

ignition. You're looking good, and you're going 
to - we're going to have A - AEIA coverage all 
the way through the hum until Ascension. 

CDR Roger; understand. Boh. 5T:10, ORDEAL OPERATE - 

00 03 11 01 CDR We're in average g. 

CC Roger. We confirm it. 

00 03 11 13 CDR SEP light ON at 3:06, 

CC Roger. 

00 03 12 01 CC 17, you're looking great on the final status 

check here, and you're GO for TLX. 

ARIA (REV. 2) 

00 03 12 20 CDR ... U2, the SEP lights are OUT. 

SC Roger. 

00 03 12 37 CDR The lights on and we have ignition. 

CC 17, Houston. You're looking good, and the thrust 

is GO. 

CDR Boh, you're now advised that we're GO on board at 

' 20 seconds. 



Tape k/10 



CC Roger. 

SC ... antenna. 

CDR One minute, Houston, and we're GO. 

GC Roger, Gene. We can barely hear you through ARIA, 

but you're GO. 

CDR You have reasonable signal strength, but you are 

unreadable. 

CDR Everything's GO at 1:30. 

CDR Confirm a PU shift to GO at 01:1+5. 

CC 17, Houston, We can confirm PU shift, and you 

are GO. 

CDR Okay, Houston, 2:30 - in the blind - we're still 

GO, 

CC Roger, IT. You're GO; looking great. 

CDR Okay, Bob. Got that. Understand we're GO from 

the ground; and it's a good ride, although it's 
rumbling around a little bit. 

CC Okay. 

00 03 15 38 CDR Three minutes, and we are GO. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

CDR Bob, we're going to TLI right through sunrise. 

CC Roger; understand. 

00 03 16 06 CDR Okay, 3:30 is GO. We have - IT is GO at 3:30. 

CC Roger, 17. 

00 03 17 06 CDR Okay, Bob, IT is GO at lt:30. You're still 



unreadable. 



Tape k/11 



CC Roger. How do you read me? You are GO, ty the 

way. 

CDR Okay, we got you that time. Understand we're fiO 

on the ground, and we're still GO here, and we're 
TLI-ing right through sunrise. 

CC Understand. 

CC 17, Houston. Your 'burn time is nominal. 

CDR Roger. Understand burn time, nominal. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 5/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUM) VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 03 18 30 CMP Cut-off at 52. Did you read the DSKY? 

CC We don't have the DSKY. You have to read it to 

us , Ron . 

00 03 18 ho CMP Okay. is - I got a 00 and a 00 and NOUN 95 

is 35573 - is a plus 9. And, Bob, the EMS is 
minus - EMS is minus 19 -^j minus 19-^. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

CMP And it was an auto cut-off - auto cut-off on 

time . 

CC Understand a guided cut-off on time. Looking 

great . 

CMP And I am watching takn pressures - are venting, 

the tanks are venting. 

CC Understand. The tanks are venting. 



NOTE 



After the ARIA pass following TLI, there is con- 
tinuous acquisition among Goldstone, Parks, Honey- 
suckle, and Madrid. 



00 03 22 52 LMP Okay, Houston, how do you read? 

CC IT, Houston. We'd like OMNI Delta. 

00 03 22 59 LMP Okay. I picked it up a little bit. How do you 

read now? 

CC Read you loud and clear. 

LMP Okay. I hope you got all that. It was a beautiful 

burn, right through smrise. Did you get the 
numbers? 



Tape 5/2 



CC Yes, we copied your and your EMS numbers, and 

we've got a nijmber for you. Maneuver start time 
will be at 03 plus 33 plus 27. 

IMP Okay, we got you. Maneuver at 03:33:27- 

CC That's affirmative. Jack. 

LMP You gays didn't tell us we couldn't see anything 

going through the sunrise . 

CC (Laughter) Roger. 

00 03 25 01 CC 17, Houston. We're making plans here for a space- 

craft SEP time of 03 plus 1+3. 

LMP 03 plus U3. Roger. 

00 03 27 27 CC 17, Houston. We're copying cabin press of 5-9 this 

time. 

CMP Roger. We - we Just got it. Bob. 

CC Okay. 

CMP Thank you. 

00 03 31 55 LMP Frame 65 for the LMPs mag November November. 

00 03 3I+ 10 LMP Okay. We - we are maneuvering, Houston. 

CC Roger. We're watching it. 

CMP How we've got a few very bright particles or frag- 

ments or something that go drifting by as we 
maneuver . 

CC Roger. Understand. 

LMP There's a whole bunce of big ones on my window 

down there - just bright. It looks like the 
Fourth of July out of Ron's window. 

CMP Yes. Now you cexi see some of them in shape. 

They're very Jagged, angular fragments that are 
tumbling. 



Tape 5/3 



CC Roger. They look like fluid of some sort? 

CMP Not to me. They look like pieces of something. 

CC Roger. 

CMP They're very bright. 

CC Jack, we'd like OMNI Charlie. 

CMP Boh, for the most part, these fragments are not - 

or are tumbling at a very slow rate. I tried a 
couple of pictures of them - different settings. 
You may get an idea of what , at least , the patterns 
look like . 

CC Roger. I've got you. We're all ears on these frag- 

ments. Do you think you can figure out what they 
might he? 

CMP Well, you know I - I don't know. There are a num- 

ber of possibilities. If you had some kind of a - 
I got the impression maybe they were curved a little 
bit, as if they might be - off the side of the 
S-IVB. And that's a wild guess - - 

CDR Okay. RCS LOGIC is ... 

CMP ice chunks, possibly. Or maybe there's paint 

coming off of it. 

00 03 37 3^ CC Roger. I noticed on one trip up the elevator last 

weak near one of the flags. I thought it was on 
the S-II, but it might have been on the S-IVB. 
Looked like it was peeling. Maybe that's what 
you ' ve got . 

00 03 3T ^5 CC And the S-IVB maneuver is complete. 

00 03 37 U6 IMP ... in 1 minute. 

CDR Okay. We'll set the old clock. 

CMP Okay. And the - with the maneuver complete, the 

fragment field is essentially static, except for 
very slight tumbling within the fragments. 



Tape 5/i+ 



00 03 38 01 CC Roger. Cut in. 



CMP 



CMP 



CMP 



CMP 



CDR 



CC 



Every once in a while, a fragment of consideratily 
higher velocity than the others goes across my 
window. But that's very rare. 



CC Roger. 



Hey, that's that field of view I saw out my window, 
Jack, do you see it now? 



LMP Yes 



And, Boh. At least, there - there's no apparent 
relative motion between fragments. 



CC Roger. Understand. 



I'll take two pictures about a minute apart if I 
can. And it'll be Frame 70. 



CC Okay. Frame 70, 



And, Bob. This is Geno. My impression is that 
they are - flat, flakelike particles. Some may 
be 6 inches across. And, although there's no 
relative motion between the two, most of them seem 
to be twinkling. And I think, for the most part, 
they're all moving away from us. 



Roger, Gene. Thank you. 

00 03 39 35 CMP Okay. We've got Ol8o and 0 on the old thumbwheels. 

LMP Okay, 

CC Roger, Ron. 

00 03 39 53 CMP Okay. TRANS CONTROL is ARMED. 

LMP . . . two ARMED . 

00 03 39 57 CMP CONTROLLER number 2 is ARMED. 

LMP . . . SECS LOGIC . . . 



Tape 5/5 



00 03 ho 01 CMP Okay. SECS LOGIC is CLOSED; SECS AEM are CLOSED; 

LOGIC POWER is ON. 

LMP Okay . 

00 03 ho 13 CC IT, Houston. You have a GO for T&D. 

CDR Okay. A GO for T&D. 

00 03 ho 38 CMP Okay. We'll ARM the PYROs . And we'll hit the GDC 

ALIGN . 

00 03 hi 00 CMP And maneuver's complete. And Ol80 and 0? On the 

GDC? No. It's just ... It's kind of diddling. 

00 03 ^1 19 CMP Okay. DELTA-V in NORMAL. 

00 03 i+1 1+2 CMP S-IVB, okay. Okay, switches are all set. 

LMP Okay; 59:30. 

00 03 Ul 55 CMP Okay. Let's start the DET. 

00 03 hi 59 CDR Tickity-tick-tickity , Houston. We're running 

at 59:30. 

CC Roger. 

CMP Okay . 

00 03 1+2 12 CMP Okay. That's LAUNCH VEHICLE SEP, push button. 

LMP Okay . 

00 03 1+2 19 CMP MC in AUTO. 

CMP Next ? 

00 03 1+2 29 CDR SEPARATION, Houston. 

CMP Okay, check the covers. Okay. And check the 

other ones off. 

LMP They're all . . . 

CMP Okay, I'm going to start the - My gosh, look at 
the Junk! Okay; there's 15 seconds. Pitch her 
up. Okay, we'll PROCEED on the 



Tape 5/6 



LMP . . . normal . . . 

CMP Okay, we've already PEOCEEDed, Jack. 

00 03 h3 10 CMP Okay, we've checked her out. 

CDR Houston, we're right in the middle of a snowstorm. 

CC Roger. And we'd like OMNI Delta. 

CMP Hey, look at that burst. It's going to be bright 

as all get out . 

00 03 h3 22 CDR And there goes one of the SLA panels. 

CMP Yes . 

CMP We're not there yet. Long ways to go yet. It's 

on the other side of the Earth, if the simulator's 
any good. 

CMP Oh, man! 

00 03 h3 58 CDR There goes another SLA panel, Houston, going the 

other way, 

CMP Yes . 

CDR I've - ~ 

00 03 U1+ 03 LMP Hey, there's the booster! 

CC Roger. Bet you never saw the SLA panels on the 

simulator . 

CDR No, but we've got the booster and is she pretty. 

Challenger's Just sitting in her nest. 

CC Roger. We'd like OMNI Bravo, now. Jack. 

LMP Okay, we'll plus-X it. We'll see the - oh, you 

can't see ... Okay. Oh, I can't see my COAS. 

CDR And, Houston, some of the particles going by the 

window - - 

LMP Okay, did you change the DAC? 



Tape 5/7 



CDR - - were obvious enough - fairly obvious to me - 

paint , 

CC Okay. We'll buy that. 

LMP Okay. There it is. Okay, did you change the HAC? 

Got ATT 1/rate 2? 

CDR Okay, Houston, you want the high gain? 

CC Roger. We're standing by for it, and the angles 

as published on L/3-3 should be good. 

CDR Okay . 

00 03 U6 01 LMP Okay, it's flying pretty good. 

LMP Okay, we're in REACQ here. 

LMP Houston, how do you read? We don't have a very 

good knock - lockon here in REACQ. 

CC Roger, Jack. We're reading you pretty good - 

voice . 

LMP Okay. It looks like it's improving. It dropped 

off - signal strength dropped off, and now it's 
picking up again. 

CC Roger. 

CC We're getting good signal now. Jack. 

CC Jack, the high gain is looking good. 

LMP Oh, okay. 

CMP I'm guessing. I don't know - about a 

hundred ... - - 

LMP That's good news. It seemed to smoo - slew very 

smoothly, so it looks all right. 

CC Roger , Jack . 

LMP ATT l/RATE 2? 



Tape 5/8 



CDR I can't tell you too much. Bob, from the center 

seat other than Captain America is very intent on 
getting Challenger at the moment, 

CC Roger. I can believe that. 

00 03 h8 26 CMP Yes, I'm coming in a little slow, but we've got 

plenty of time . 

00 03 ^8 59 CDR Okay, Houston. While we're moving in here, I can 

see a few chunks of that platy material, possibly 
paint, down in the SLA sort of bouncing around 
between the S-IVB and the LM. 

CC Roger. 

CDR But, so far, LM looks very clean. Can't see any- 

thing abnormal from this view yet. 

CC Okay. 

IMP Isn't it, though? That thing is really stable out 

there . 

00 03 50 31 IMP Yes. Can you see it at all. Gene? 

00 03 51 20 LMP Got one little chunk coming out - it just came out 

of the SLA, and it's spinning along the long axis, 
and it looks very stable. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Every once in a while, a small particle flies off 

of it though. 

CC How big of a chunk are you talking about , Jack? 

LMP Say again? 

How big an item are you talking about? 



CC 



LMP Oh, I - reference to the thrusters , about the same 

diameter as the thruster on the LM. 

CC Oh, Roger. 



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LMP That's how long it was, and about - oh, a fifth 

that thick or that wide. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And I don't think - I don't think it's more than a 

quarter of an inch or maybe even less thick. 

CDR That same particle. Bob, came by and as it went 

spinning, it was throwing off pieces of itself - 
radially out . 

CC Roger. We copy. 

00 03 52 31 CDR There's a small one come floating by and it looked 

like flakes . And I think I caught three of the 
four SLA panels going as we were maneuvering. I've 
got one out the hatch window now. It's quite a 
ways out . 

CC Roger. 

CDR It's tumbling in all three axes. 

LMP And I saw the fourth one out my side, so we saw 

them all. 

LMP Area around the two spacecraft is cleaned up pretty 

well by now. There are just a few fragments moving 
around . 

CMP Now she's coming in. 

00 03 5^ 58 LMP Rover looks in good shape, so far. 

CC Roger, Jack. Can you see down on that quad? Is 

that what you're looking at? 

LMP Yes , I'm looking right at it . And I got a good 

view of the MESA top anyway. It's pretty well 
covered, but it looks aJLl right also. 

CC Roger. 

LMP All the antennas look good; thruster quads all 

look great. I could see all four of them a min- 
ute ago. 



Tape 5-10 



CMP Okay, about 10 feet there, Gene. Stand ty for 

a ... on the "barber pole. 

CDR Okay . 

CMP All right ; in good shape . 

00 03 56 35 CMP It's out now. 

00 03 56 U5 CDR Capture, Houston. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

CMP Okay, we're FREE; rates look pretty good. Let's 
lock it together. 











LMP 


Okay. You ready? 










CMP 


Ready. She's lined up not bad. 










CDR 


Okay. 










CMP 


PRIM 1. 


00 


03 


57 


03 


CDR 


MARK it. Stand by. 


00 


03 


57 


OU 


CMP 


Here she comes. 


00 


03 


57 


10 


CMP 


Ka-chunk . My gosh ! 


00 


03 


57 


13 


CDR 


Okay, Houston, ripple fire; but we still have 












ber A barber pole. 










CC 


Roger. We copy. 


00 


03 


57 


19 


CDR 


And we have a MASTER - and a MASTER ALARM. 










CC 


Roger . 










CDR 


We got - we got the most of the latches, but J 












barber pole, and B is gray. 


00 


03 


57 


29 


CMP 


Okay, check both circuit breakers; they're IN 



Okay. 

CMP We had one clear fire, maybe one or two latches 

and then a ripple fire on the rest . 



Tape 5/11 



CC Roger. 

CMP And, "by the way, I had a good view into the AOT , 

and I can still look in there, and it's very clean. 

CC Roger. 

CMP In fact - - 

CC Eon and Gene, we saw your MASTER ALARM. Did you 

have any - anything on the matrix light up? 

CDR No, not a thing. I looked. 

CC Roger. 

00 03 59 20 CDR Okay, Bob, we're going to go ahead and take a look 

at that docking malfunction hefore we press on 
here further axid check this barber pole out . 

CC Roger, We're working some words up here. We'll 

be back vith you in a second on that. Gene. 

00 03 59 33 CDR Okay. We're down on the checklist through the EDS 

POWER breakers, OPEN. 

CC Understand. 

CDR And, Houston, in case we didn't tell you, it's 

talkback A that's barber pole. 

CC Understand. We have it. 

CC Say - say. Gene, we don't think it's a problem. 

We'll find out what it is when you get in. We 
think we should Just press right on with the Flight 
Plan checklist and keep going. 

CDR Okay, we concur with that. Okay, we'll press on. 

Bob , 

00 Ok 01 38 CDR Okay, Bob. We just got a MASTER ALARM when I went 

to the RETRACT PRIM, from 1 to OFF. 

CC Roger. We copy that. Looks like panel 2 is jinxed 

up there, huh? 



Tape 5/12 



00 OU 03 09 CDR Okay, 0^ HEATER number 3 went to AUTO. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

00 0l+ 07 i+T CDR Okay, Bob. We're reading a DELTA-P of greater 

than 1+, and I'm going to open the PRESSURE EQUALI- 
ZATION VALVE now. 

CC Roger, IT- We copy that. 

00 0l+ 08 hk CDR Okay, the DELTA-P is coming down. Bob. 

CC Roger. 

CC Gene, while you're watching that, I Just thought 

you'd be interested. ¥e talked to some of our 
friends down at the Cape who watched the launch , 
and they said you were aglow all the way until you 
faded into - you couldn't tell you from a star. 
They saw staging, and they could just see you as 
a star way off in the distance until you faded out. 
Hot a cloud in the way at all. 

00 ok 09 31 CDR Beautiful. Okay, we're at - we're at 2, and we're 

monitoring it for 3 minutes . 

CC Okay . 

00 0l+ 09 1+6 LMP And, Houston. While we're checking the integrity 

here, on mag Alfa Alfa, there's about 50 percent. 

CC Mag Alfa Alfa, 50 percent. Roger. 

00 0l+ 12 28 CDR Okay, Bob. That's 3 minutes. It's - DELTA-P 

change is less than 0.1. 

CC Three minutes and less than 0.1. 

CDR We are pressing on. 

CC Roger; press, 

00 Ok Ih 18 CMP Okay, you want cabin's at I4.8 now; REPRESS is about 

empty. Okay. No, not yet, it's still gettinf^ a 
little bit. 



CMP 



That REPRESS PACKAGE VALVE is kind of noisy. 



Tape 5/13 



00 oh Ik 56 CMP That's all the REPRESS 0^. We'll turn that OFF. 

Okay, Houston, the REPRESS PACKAGE is empty now, 
and we're down to a DELTA-P of 0.2. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

CC And, 17. Just he advised, you're going to have an 

S-IVB nonpropulsive vent start 0U;l8:27- You've 
got about 3 minutes on that . 

CDR (Laughter) Okay. Thank you. 

00 ok 16 kO LMP Can you reach . . . there? 

CMP Yes, I'll get them. 

00 Ok 16 k3 CDR Okay, Boh. We seem to he holding DELTA-P at 

about 0.2. I suspect that's probably zero. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

00 Ok 17 00 CDR And the cabin pressure's about k."}. You want us 

to wait until 5 psi for the EMERGENCY CABIN PRES- 
SURE SELECTS? 

CC Negative on that. Let's just go ahead and let's 

press on. 

CDR Okay. They should be BOTH. 

00 OU 17 33 CMP Okay, EMERGENCY register working. 

CMP Coming down though. Gene. Let's vait until it 

gets down a little ways. 

CMP Yes , 

CMP Yes . Straight up and down as well . 

CMP Up one one. Must be the nonpropulsive VENT that's 

banging. (Laughter) Here comes all the - look at 
all the stuff going again. It's really glowing. 

LMP Your nonpropulsive vent gives quite a glow. 

CC Roger, Jack. 



Tape 5/1^ 



CMP It looks like a rainlDov. Dark one. 

00 0I4 19 16 CMP Okay. REPRESS PACKAGE to FILL. 

CDR That ought to take the surge tank down a little bit. 

. . . ahout at what? Ahout i+00? 

CDR 500 on the surge. No, they ought to be closed off 

by now , I think , Yes . 

CC IT, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 

CC Roger. Be advised, you don't have to wait until 

5 psi cabin to go ahead and open the hatch. 

CDR Okay, we're not. Bob. We're pressing on with it 

now. 

CC Roger. 

00 OU 20 07 CDR Okay, it looks like we're going to maintain about 

kOO on the surge. 

CMP Okay? 

00 Oh 20 53 CDR Okay, Houston. The hatch is coming out. 

CC Roger. 

CMP (Laughter) I don't know what you're going to do 
with it. 

CDR Put it up here in the - in the - on the couch. 

CDR There we go. 

CDR Hey, that's a lot lighter than it used to be. 

CDR There's going to be a lot of happy people down 

there. Bob. I haven't checked them all, but vis- 
ually, they're all locked. 

CC Understand, Gene. All of them are locked. 

CDR Let me give them a good check. 



Tape 5/15 



CMP Yes. You'd better check them, because we got a 

barber pole on that one . 

CDR Okay, here's one that *** over. 

CMP What is the position of it? 

CDR 7 *** 

CMP 7 and 9? 

CDR Hey, Bob. Maybe we aren't all going to be so 

happy . 

CC Go ahead. 

CDR Okay, T, 9, and 10 - the handle is flush; the 

bungee is vertical, but the handle is not locked 
down, and the - and the red button is showing. 
And I can pull each one of them back slowly. I 
haven't done anything with them. That's 7, 9i 
and 10 . 

CC Roger. We copy that. The handle is flush; the 

bungees are vertical, but the handle is not locked 
down, and the red button is showing on 7, 9, 
and 10. 

CDR That's affirm. 

00 01+ 23 58 CDR Okay, Bob. Bob, I just pushed the handle on 10 

home a little bit and it did lock. And the red 
button is flush. So that leaves me 9 and 7- 

CC Roger; understand. 

CC Geno, go ahead and try the handle on 9 and 7; and, 

if that doesn't work, cock them and refire them 
starting with 9, please. 

CDR Okay; the handle doesn't work, I'll have to re- 

cock them. 

CC Okay . 

CMP When you trip it with your - did you cock it 

twice? 



Tape 5/16 



CDR Yes . 

CMP And it took two cocks to make it go? 

CDE Yes . 

00 oh 25 Oil CDR Okay, 9 cocked twice; it tripped. It is overcenter 

and locked. 

CC Roger. How about the barter pole now? 

CMP Okay. Wait a minute, I've got - DOCKING PROBE 

MAIN A circuit breaker's IN and gone to RETRACT, 
and it's gray. 

CC Okay 

CDR Aha! That did it. 

CC Roger. 

CC And - 

00 Oh 25 hj CDR Okay, Bob. Cocked 7 twice and tripped it, and 

it's overcenter and locked. 

CC Roger. 

CDR I think that takes care of them all. 

CC Good show. 

00 Oi+ 26 3^ CMP Okay, DOCKING PROBE circuit breakers are OUT and 

EXTEND /RETRACT is OFF. 

00 oh 26 U8 CMP Because it belongs on the probe. ... it's painted 

yellow, it belongs on the probe. 

00 Oh 28 08 CDR Okay, Bob. The umbilicals are connected. 

CC Roger. 

00 Oh 29 06 LMP Okay, Houston, T Delta on the test meter is now 

reading 1.0. It Jumped up to 2.6, and is now 
back to 1.0. 

CC Roger. We copy. That's good. 



Tape 5 /IT 



00 OU 30 31 LMP There we go. Okay. There, we're going up in the 

tunnel . 

CMP Pretty good ham sandwich. 

00 oh 32 02 CDR Okay, Boh, the hatch is back in. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

00 Oi* 3*+ 57 CC IT, Houston. 

CMP Go ahead, Houston. 

CC Roger. We've got some new - new angles here for 

you. 

LMP Stand by a minute, and let me find a place to copy 

them. 

CMP What - what kind of angles are they. Bob? 

CC They're your NOUN 22 attitude maneuver for APS burn 

out of the hatch window. They're in the middle of 
the page L/3-5. 

CMP Oh, okay. 

CC Instead of 2T0, we want 21 h . 

CMP Wait 1, We're not quite with you. 

CC Okay , 

CMP Okay. I think I'm with you at 3-T ; go. 

CC It's on 3-5, Jack, middle of the page there. Those 

NOUU 22s. 

LMP Okay, I teuke it back; 3-5, middle of the page. 

CC Okay. You notice there's three angles there - 

2T0, make that 2'jk. 

LMP Okay. That the only change? 

CC And the - N, the next one, the 129-8, change that 

to l6U. And U.3 on the yaw, change that to zero. 
It's close enough; zero on the yaw. 



Tape 5/18 



LMP Okay.' We got them 27 h , iGh , 00. 

CC Roger, and the high-gain angles that you've got 

on the Flight Plan are close enough and should do 
it. 

LMP Very good. 

00 Oh 39 23 CMP Okay. We're 6 frames a second. Okay, what - what 

did . . . RAMGE . . . 

CMP Okay, I'll - I'll leave it at 10 feet and about an 

f - f/8. Okay, ... at set. Because I had that one 
to Ol80 to 0. 

00 01+ 1+0 32 CDR Okay, Boh. We're aligning our GDC, and the next 

thing we'll pick up will be SECS ARM circuit 
breakers. And we'll give you a call on the LOGIC. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

LMP Okay, Bob. While we're waiting, does the balance 

on the - - 

CMP I see what you mean (laughter). 

LMP and 0^ flow into fuel cell 3 - well, 

actually, in all three fuel cells, look pretty 
good to you? 

CC Jack, the flows look just right for the current. 

LMP Okay. Used to seeing them more or less lined up, 

and I hadn't calciaated any further than that. 

CC Roger. 

LMP 0^ - 0^ seems a little higher H^, relatively 

speaking. 

CMP Okay. That's pretty close. Verified: SECS ARM 

breakers are CLOSED. 



CMP 



Okay, Houston. We're ready to come up with the 
LOGIC . 



Tape 5/19 



00 oh 1+2 13 CMP Okay, Houston, LOGIC 1 is coining on nov and 

LOGIC 2. 

CC Roger. 

CMP And, Houston, just to keep track of EMS null tia? 

check that time, was - went from 100 to 100.7 in 
100 seconds. 

CC 17, we'd like to just verify on that top line 

S-IVB/LM SEP circuit breakers - "both of them are 
CLOSED? 

CMP Okay, we'll verify them again. We doublechecked 

them. 

CC Okay, we just didn't hear your call and we want to 

make sure of that. Didn't want to miss anything 
here . 

CMP Okay. They are - they are verified CLOSED, and 

Jack just checked them again. 

00 OU 1+3 27 CC Okay. You are GO for PYRO Ai^M and GO for 

extraction . 

CMP Okay, GO for PYRO ARM; GO for PYRO extraction - 

or IM extraction (laughter) . 

LMP Okay, PYRO ARM. 

00 0I+ 1+3 1+1 CMP Okay, we'll ARM the old PYROs . There's PYRO A; 

PYRO B. 

LMP SERVO POWER number 1 ... 

00 OI+ 1+3 1+9 CMP TVC SERVO POWER, AC 1. 

LMP TRANS CONTROL POWER, up and ON. 

00 OI+ 1+3 5h CMP TRANS CONTROL POWER is ON. 

00 OI+ 1+3 59 LMP Okay, ROT CONTROLLERS are ARMED. Okay, I'll wait 

just a little bit on that - EMS to NORMAL. Get 
DELTA-V . , . 



00 OI+ 1+1+ 28 CMP 



Okay, EMS to NORMAL? Push right there. Yes. 



Tape 5/20 



CDR Okay; on ray mark, the S-IVB/LM SEP will come on. 

00 Ol+ hh ho CMP Okay, ajid then I'll back it off to - Okay? 

00 Ok kk 51 CDR Okay, on my mark, S-IVB/LM SEP: 3,2,1- 

00 Ol+ i+5 02 CDR MARK it. Okay, we got it. 

CMP Oh, ho! Man, did we! There she goes. Yes; LM 

came with us . 

00 Oh li5 13 CMP Okay, we're CMC, AUTO. All right. We've got 0.6. 

It's all right. Okay, whoopee-dee-doo ! 

00 oh 1+5 28 CMP Safe the PYROs . Okay, LOGIC'S OFF. 

00 oh h5 38 CMP SECS - SECS ARM breakers are OPEN. 

00 oh h6 10 CMP Now I think we ought to go to the maneuver pretty 

quick. Otherwise, the S-IVB will be so far away 
you can't see it. Okay, you ready to maneuver? 

00 Oh h6 26 CMP Okay, CMC in AUTO, caged. Away we go. That - 

that ... wasn't as bad as the original ... 

CMP Yes . 

CMP Came right out, though. 

GO OU h6 i+8 LMP MAPPING CAMERA and PAU CAMERA are OFF. 

00 Oh 1+7 05 CMP Okay. POWER'S OFF. Hey, Jack. Hand me the 

Hasselblad. I think we're bowing the right direc- 
tion. Yes, the Moon is there. The Earth is - 
that ' s the Earth . 

CMP SERVO POWER'S OFF, yes. 

CMP The Earth just fills up window 5- Okay, f infinity, 

about a 250th. 

00 Ol* 1+T 1+5 CMP What - what do you have? A zero in there? Hey, 

I lost my watch. Turn ... OFF. Yes, AC is OFF. 
Whoo, what a beauty! What a beauty! Yes, the 
Earth. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 6/1 

APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUID VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 



00 01+ U8 16 CDR I can't see the S-IVB. It's gone. 

SC Look at that. 

LMP Yes, Madagascar and Africa. Got to be. 

CDR . , . see it. 

LMP Got to be. 

SC Yes, as soon as I ... the S-IVB, we'll - 

LMP Hey, there's Antarctica. It's all full of snow. 

Okay. You want to look? 

CMP Yeah. 

LMP Yes. Oh, there it goes, there. Looks kind of 

empty down there without the LM - - 

CDR Okay, Bob, we're looking right up the dome of the 

S-IVB. 

CC Roger. We copy that. We're standing by for youi- 

GO for yaw maneuver. 

CMP We caji give them a GO for yaw, can't we? We can 

see it now. 

CDR Yes, we can see it. You've got the GO for the yaw. 

CC Roger. Thank you, IT- 

CDR Looks like she came out of there clean as a 

whistle. 

CC 17, Houston. The yaw maneuver will be starting 

in about k plus 52, a little less than 2 minutes 
from now. 

CDR Okay . 

CC Sounds like you are taking a picture of that old 

dome out there, huh? 



Tape 6/2 



CMP Oh, ve're at the end. (Laughter) We're at the 

end - you know. 

SC ... in there. 

00 Ok 52 Oh LMP Hey, there it goes. Look at the aft fire of the 

thing. 

CDR Yes, we can see it fire now. 

CC Roger, 17. Yaw maneuver started. 

LMP The old S-IVB had a flare for the dramatic, hut it 

certainly did its job for us. 

CC Roger, Jack. Preliminary data indicate that you 

are about as nominal as you can be. 

CDR That's the way we'd like to keep it , Bob. 

CC You'd better believe it. 

CDR Okay. She's - as we're looking at it, she's 



pitching up. She was looking right at us - we 
were looking right at the dome - and now she's 
pitching up. The shroud around the lU seems to 
be totally intact. It - it looked like a super 
clean separation. I can't really see where there's 
any paint or anything externally chipped off the - 
the booster from here. We're beginning to - to 
pick up the bell. It's really a shame you don't 
have this - this whole thing on TV; it's really 
q.uite a sight . 

CC Roger. We concur with that. 

CDR The Mylar and the gold coating on the inside of 

the shroud that's now visible is also intact. It 
looks like you could use it again if you could get 
it back. 

CC Well, it's got a job to do when it hits the Moon 

yet. 

CDR Okay, Bob. We've - we're almost looking at it 

broadside now. 



CC 



Roger. 



Tape 6/3 



CDR Okay. She's spitting a little; looks like the 

yaw maneuver may be complete . 

CDR We got a - full view of the - entire J2 from here ; 

and no kidding. Boh, the whole bird, the shroud at 
the top by the lU, the separation plane down by tlie 
S-II, from here all looks as clean as a whistle, 
all the way. 

CC Roger, Gene. If you're happy, we'd like a GO from 

you for the evasive burn. 

CDR Okay. You're going to burn on the boosters plus 

X-axis, is that right? 

CC That's affirmative. 

CDR Let's get a picture or two here yet, and we'll 

give you a GO. 

CC And, Gene, it'll be about T minutes until the 

evasive burn; 5 plus 03. 

00 Oh 56 31 CDR Okay. You have a GO. 

LMP And for your reference, at frame 105 I started a 

few 250-millimeter -pictures of the S-IVB. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

CDR And, Bob, the entire sky, as far as I can make it 

out through the hatch window, is completely filled 
with our twinkling flakes . 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

LMP I saw a couple peirticles go by the window awhile 

back, and it looked a little bit like insulation 
in this - these particular case - styrofoam insula- 
tion, but in flat flakes. 

CC Roger that. 

LMP That was right after we separated from the S-IVli. 

CC Roger. 

CDR CSM sep - CSM sep. Bob. 



Tape S/h 



CC Roger. Understand. 



00 Ok 59 05 CDR Bob, I know - I know we're not the first to dis- 

cover this, but we'd like to confirm, from the 
crew of America, that the world is round. 



CC 



CDR 



CMP 



Roger. That's a good data point. Have you gotten 
a good look at any of that weather down there on 
the Antarctic? 

Well, on Ron's window number 1 - maybe he can tell 
you a little about it . 

You know, it's ^-eal funny there in Antarctica the - 
You can see the snow, but there isn't any weather 
at all in it. All of the weather's around it in the 
water. 

CC Roger. 

LMP That's where the moisture is. I don't know what 

to take a picture of. 

CMP I can't see the U.S. at all. 

CC 17, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 



CC 



CDR 



CMP 
CDR 

CMP 
LMP 



Look's like you've got a superconservative CMF up 
there. We've run off some numbers - Looks like 
you used about 1+0 pounds of RCS on the T&D , and 
you've used about a total of i+2 pounds RCS total; 
so we're hanging right in there. Beautiful. 

Very fine; glad to hear that. 



SC ... velvet touch. 



Still a little bit too much, but that's not bad. 

We'll be glad to leave all that extra, I hope, in 
the service module when we get home. 

It's in the Volkswagen pouch down there. 

Oh, I'll change the lens now. 



Tape 6/5 



CC 17, Houston. It's about 30 seconds from the 

evasive maneuver burn. 

CDR Okay . 

CMP Here, Jack, can you see him good? Check the set- 

tings there. I took an f/22 stop. 

00 05 03 19 CDR There it goes. Bob. 

IMP There it goes; finally. 

CC Roger. 

CC IT, Houston. The evasive burn is complete, and 

the LOX dump will be at 5 plus 2k plus 20. 

CDR Okay; 5 plus 2k plus 20. 

CC Roger. 

LMP It's going to be gone, I think, before we see it. 

CDR And, Bob, you can tell Frank to forget the - 

returning that phone call I made to him a couple 
days ago . 

CC Roger. Understand. 

CDR All my questions are answered. 

CC Think you've had enough booster briefings, hula? 

CDR Yes. I figure this is probably the best one of 

all. 

CC Frank said he'd guarantee all those S-IVBs would 

be just as good as that one. 

CDR Okay. That's - fair enough. 

CDR The S-IC and the S-II didn't put on a bad show 

either . 

CC That's right. 

CMP Houston, magazine November November is on about 

1/23 right now. 



Tape 6/6 



00 05 08 ll+ CC Okay, Ron. Magazine November November is on 1/23. 



CDR 



CC 



LMP 



CC 



CC 



LMP 



And, Bob, ve're on page 3-9 of the Flight Pl;m 
now. We'll check the LM/CM DELTA-P, get the oabin 
fan filter In. We'll go over the check - the 
Systems Checklist, get the primary EVAP and a few 
odds and ends, and start doffing our PGAs . How's 
that sound? 

Sounds like a winner. Gene. 



CDR Okay. 



I guess you saw that one, Houston. That had nc 
caution or warning with it. 



Roger. That a MASTER ALARM? 
LMP Yes, sir. 

CC How about the LEB? 

LMP ... say again. (Laughter) You caught me. I for- 

got to look. Keep after us; we'll get you that 
data point. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP Gene's got his hands all over panel 2, which prob- 

ably is what caused it . 

CC Jack, we think that might have been a real one due 

to the accumulator cycle with the 0^ makeup flow 

going on there - it gave - it held the 0 flow 
higher for - greater than l6 seconds. 

00 05 11 35 LMP Well, that's certainly a possibility. We didn't 

notice it - Looked upright at the time. But it - 
Sure that was the right time? 



Well, EECOM's watching it here, and he feels It in 



LMP Gee, I can't argue with him. 



Okay, Houston. Ready to deactivate the primary 
evaporator if you concur. 



Tape 6/7 



CC Roger, Jack. We concur. 

00 05 15 18 LMP Okay, Bob. VHF SIMPLEX Alfa's OFF. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And we're gradually moving into getting out oC the 

suits . 

CC Yes. I'll bet you're looking forward to that, 

LMP Well, I'll tell you it ' s a different world without 

that old one g on you. The old suit's a little bit 
friendlier. 

LMP And, as you may have noticed. Bob, we've come to 

the end of the Launch Checklist. 

CC That's affirmative, and we've put ours away for 

posterity. We also stored it with our TLI zero 
data that we worked so hard to generate. 

LMP V/ell , I'm Just happy - didn't - use it. That view 

of the Earth for a rev there was something I was 
].ooking forward to and I was not disappointed. 

CC That's great. Jack. 

CDR Bob, you've got a pretty good size storm over the 

north - 1 guess the northwestern coast of India, 
where it starts to wrap up and around to the west . 
It's a - rounded out on the horizon, so I can't 
make out exactly where it is too well. 

CC Roger. 

CC Could we get a read-out on the LM/CM DELTA-P? 

00 05 18 20 LMP Plus O.k. 

CC Roger. We copy that. ^ 

CDR Bob, Antarctica is what I would Ga,ll ef f ectivi; ly 

just a solid white cap down on the - South Poll--. 
There's definite contact between the continent and 
the \-rater . But, as Ron said, most of the clouds 
seem to be very artistic, very picturesque - some 
in clockwise rotating fashion but appear to be 



Tape 6/8 



very thin vhere you can, for the most part, kind 
of see through those clouds to the blue water 
below. 

CC Roger. 

CDR The continent - the continent itself is - is the 

same color as the clouds ; but , of course , more 
dense - and striking difference than any of the 
other white background around because you can 
definitely see that contact with the water and 
with the clouds over the water. 

CC Roger. Understand. There'll soon be a comm switch 

over to Madrid here shortly. We may break ... in 
just a few minutes here. Or a few seconds, rather. 

CC And you might watch - your accumulator's going to 

cycle in about 20 seconds here. Let's see what 
happens on the MASTER ALARM. 

CC 17, Houston. How do you read through Madrid? 

00 05 20 36 CMP You're loud and clear. Bob, and could you give us 

our distance from the Earth? 

CC Roger. I'm looking up at the board. I'd guess at 

about 19,000 miles. Want me to get it exact? 

CMP No, Just approximate ' s good enough. 

CC 18,100, FIDO says. 

CDR Okay. And I suppose we're seeing as 100 percent 

full Earth as we'll ever see; certainly as I've 
ever seen. It appears to be - it may be a little 
bit - a little bit of a terminator way out to the - 
well, to the east - out beyond Australia and beyond 
India. But beyond that it's about 99 percent pure. 

CDR Bob, it's these kind of views - these kind of views 

that stick with you forever. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

00 05 22 39 CDR We've got a - I guess probably the continent of 

Africa dominates the world right now. It's cover- 
ing the - oh, the upper third - upper and wentern 



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third of the - of the world. We can see the Sinai; 
■we can see up into the Mediterranean; -we can see 
across the Mediterranean, although we can't quite 
make out the countries up there; we can see across 
into India. 1 catch a glinpse of Australia out in 
the far horizon. Got Zanzibar on the southern tip 
of Africa, the Cape doim there just almost directly 
belov us. And, I don't know exact. ly how big 
Antarctica is, but I guess we can certainly see 
more than 50 percent of it. And - the rest of it 
is all ocean. The Indian Ocean out into the 
Pacific Ocean and back into the Atlantic Ocean. 
And for the most part relatively clear of clouds 
except in the Antarctica region, and up towards 
Europe which is - which is on the horizon, across 
the Mediterranean, it looks like there might be 
some clouds back up in that way. I probably - 
probably - well, not probably - I can make out the 
entire coast of Africa from Mediterranean around to 
the west, coming back to the south back where it 
takes its big dip to the east , back around the 
Cape, back around up through the Suez Canal, almost 
perfectly. 

CG Roger. We understand. 

CDR And there's one batch of clouds in northern Africa, 

just a small batch, it looks like it may be up near 
the - well, no, it's not near the mouth of the Nile; 
it's quite a bit west of that, as a matter of fact, 
I can see the mouth of the Nile; 1 can see it run- 
ning straight down towards us as it parallels the 
Suez and then sort of fades out into the central 
darker brown or darker green portions of Africa. 

CC Roger, Gene. Sure be nice to have that on TV, 

wouldn't it? 

CDR Boy, I'd love to give it to you; any way I could. 

CDR You know - and there's no strings holding it up 

either. It's out there all by itself. 

CC Roger. I just was - going through the IT status 

report on CSM systems and, boy, everything is 
absolutely nominal, with the exception of ... 
glitching MASTER ALARMs that we're trylnr, to ntii.l 
track down; but every other system is just noininaj . 
Everything is great. 



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00 05 26 01 CDR Okay. Sounds good. That's the way they built it 

for us. 

CC Gene, looking at our plot board, you're directly 

over the southern tip of Africa or just slightly 
out in the Indian Ocean there, according to our 
plot board, which isn't exactly accurate all the 
time. But shortly you're going to start going 
backwards on the Earth here and head back across 
the Atlantic. That ought to be some sort of a 
first. You cross the Atlantic twice, going from 
west to east, and then, now you're going to cross 
it going from east to west here shortly. All in 
a very short span of time. 

00 05 27 ho CDR Yes. I guess that does sound like a first. 

00 05 29 53 CDR Bob, I can assume that from what you said there 

will be - probably not be a midcourse 1? 

CC That's exactly what we're working towards, Gene. 

And I - I'm sorry I didn't convey that feeling to 
you a little earlier. There's no reason for mid- 
course 1 right now. 

CDR Okay. Because we prefer to press on and get the 

suits off and hit the sack rather than make it , 
unless we have to. 

CC That's for sure. Roger. The earlier data showed 

us midcourse 1 would have been less than 3 feet per 
second, and we wouldn't have done it. And the 
data's been fluctuating, but they're smoothing it 
out, and it's still holding that way; so we won't 
be doing it, probably. 

CDR Okay. Very good, 

LMP Bob, I'm looking over Gene's shoulder here at the 

Earth, and it must be an awful clear day for the 
so-called convergence zone across Africa. Gene, 
I think, indicated, as it looked to us as we 
crossed it earlier, most of Africa is clear. Only 
some - probably are broken and scattered clouds - 
cumulus in the east central portion that are run- 
ning along the line of - north/south lines. 

CC Roger. 



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LMP Looks like a major circulation system off the 

southern tip of Africa, as Gene mentioned, plus 
one west of that, 20 or 30 degrees of longitude. 
Make that east of that. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And, southwest of the - make that south southwest 

of the tip of Africa at Cape Good Hope, there looks 
like an incipient circulation system developing 
about half way between the coast of Antarctica 
and Africa. If I had to guess, it's going to swing 
up north towards the Cape and - and then swing west. 
The whole pattern, ... it looks like now, is a 
fairly equally spaced cyclones that are sort of 
circling around the Antarctic continent, as we can 
see it now. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

00 05 33 50 LMP But I would guess that South Africa is going to 

have good weather for several more days, at least. 
And if the pattern is - is apparent in the clouds 
we see is correct, the last disturbance I mentioned 
probably is going to pass south of the Cape also. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

LMP As we were going - over our daylight around the 

Earth in orbit , it was very clear looking at the 
various clouds, Bob, what were high clouds and 
what were low clouds, particularly when you had 
them together. The high clouds cast very distinct 
shadow patterns on the lower ones and, very 
commonly, had entirely different orientations - 
pattern orientations. The low ones seem to be moi"e 
associated with arcuate front patterns; whereas, 
the high clouds were generally transverse to that, 
roughly north/south directions. That's not com- 
pletely general observation, but I noticed it 
several times. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

CC I just noticed on the plot board here, it looks 

like you're come up on 20,000 miles out, right 
about now. 



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00 05 35 27 LMP It feels like about, 20,000 miles. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Bob, I have the first hint of contamination on 

window 5. It's covering, probably, the central - 
well, I'd say, - roughly around - it's square 
about - 7 inches in - on the side with a very thin 
film that's catching the sunlight; and slightly 
irridescent, but also very finely granular - very 
finely granular. You can just barely tell what 
it is, actually. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

00 05 37 ^5 LMP Looks like very uniform in thickness right now. 

00 05 k6 31 LMP Bob, this is Jack, We've got a UCTA dump scheduled, 

or is possible, at 6 o'clock. There's nothing 
sacred about that time, is there? 



CC 

00 05 h9 03 LMP Okay 



Nothing at all. Whenever you're ready, just go 
ahead and dump. 



Bob, one of the things that we miss in our training 
is a good geography lesson, and particularly on 
Antarctica. I got the monocular out, and appar- 
ently the dark band that Gene - Ron mentioned as 
interface between the continental water is that 
between the pack ice and the water. And you can, 
by very subtle changes in the apparent smoothness 
of the ground, probably make out where the actual 
continent begins and the pack ice ends. There are 
a few exposed ranges, I guess it's midsummer down 
there now, and you can make out the snow-free areas 
scattered at least in the northern portion of the 
continent . 

Roger. Did you get any pictures of that. Jack? 

Oh, yes. We got some pictures earlier. I'm going 
to get another one here in a minute. I'll tell 
you, if there ever was a fragile-appearing piece 
of blue in space, it's the Earth right now. 



CC 



Roger. 



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00 05 50 21 CDR And ve got a mSTER ALARM. 

CC Okay. We copy that • 

CDR And there's one in the LEB. 

CC Okay. Good data point. 

CDR And there are no caution lights. 

CC It came right ... acciimulator cycle, along with 
the high 0^ flow again. 

CDR Yes, I just checked the time, and 1 think you are 

right on that one. Well, we gave you your LEB 
data point. 

CC Yes, sir. 

LMP The problem with looking at the Earth (laughter) 

particularly Antarctica, is it's too bright. 

CC Understand. 

LMP And so I'm using my sunglasses through the monoc- 



ular, which is not the best (laughter) viewing 
platform. I think I can see some of the areas of 
the Dry Valley, but, again, I'm not too sure of 
my geography. Bob- There are clouds over the con- 
tinent, I believe. But, of course, they're just 
as white as the snow, and you only see differences 
in texture brought out by - probably varying photo- 
metric return because of fairly low sun angles down 
there. 

CC Roger. 

LMP But you can see patterns of what I believe is 

pack ice - leading off from that sharp interface 
that was talked about earlier. And those patterns 
seem to merge directly with the patterns of the 
clouds as if the - at least near the continent - 
the oceanic currents are controlling the air cur- 
rents, up to a point, along with the movement of 
the pack ice. 

CC Roger . 



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LMP I'm distinguishing the pack ice from clouds mainly 

hy the angularity of the patterns within them. 
There is no good clear color or alhedo distinction. 
So, I could - I could be looking entirely at clouds, 
but I suspect there are some pack ice patterns, 
too. I'm not keeping you awake, am I, Bob? 

^'^ No» sir. Just keep talking; we're listening. And 

I'm sure not much of the world is listening, but 
this will all be recorded, and you can read it all 
when you get back and think it through and tie it 
up with the pictures. And I'm sure there's goinp 
to be people interested in this. And we're inter- 
ested ourselves; Just keep talking. 



00 05 53 29 LMP All I want to do is read what I 



LMP 



CC 



LMP 



say, 



CC Roger. If I had a little more geology training, 

I'd be asking you some better questions. I'm 
afraid, right now, 1 can't think of anything to 
ask you. 



Well, I can't - I really wish I knew that geography. 
I don't know - I wish I'd thought of bringing a 
good map of Antarctica. Could somebody do a little 
researching for me and see if they could tell me 
if we're - have a Little American view - say on the 
eastern edge of the continent? 

Roger. We'll see if we can get some Antarctica 
geographers around. 



LMP Yes, I'd like to - and, also, whether or not they 

think the Dry Valley area is visible to us. Let'; 
see, there's some - some of the people over there 
in Bill Bennett's group, I think, have a little 
Antarctic experience, or used to. They might be 
able to help you out . 

Okay. We'll see what we can track down on it. 



Don't use up a lot of people's time on it, but - 
but I'd be interested. 



CC Roger. It's getting pretty empty around here, 

It's 5:00 in the morning, so - (laughter) 



Tape 6/15 



LMP Okay. There is a good strong northern hemisphere 

cyclone up near India, and I think Gene mentioned 
that. It, I think, was one I saw in some of the 
forecast sheets as a dissipating hurricane or 
typhoon. I'm not sure which it is there. I guess 
it's a typhoon. And I see something here that I 
noticed in Earth orbit. Bob. That as you approach 
the terminator - and now I'm looking at the eastern 
terminator - have to keep all my directions straight 
here - yes, eastern terminator. The clouds - those 
associated with the cyclone over India and one 
that's - appears to be due south of there - maybe 
30 degrees of latitude - have a gray appearance. 
The - instead of the brilliant white of other 
clouds as you approach the terminator, those - at 
least the high level clouds are gray. Now, when 
we were going over them in orbit, the lower level 
clouds were still white, and I think I can see a 
hint of that right now. The Sun gives a strong 
light reflection off of the buildups in the low- 
level clouds; whereas, the high-level and probably 
layered cirrus and maybe some of the intermediate 
level stratus tend to look gray because of grazing 
Sun, I suspect. 

00 05 56 U6 CC Roger. You mentioned something in Earth orbit 

that kind of intrigued me. You mentioned seeing 
the rainbow, and we were trying to figure out how 
you saw a rainbow up there. And you were in orbit 
already at that time. Do you remember that? 

LMP Well, - we're not - we were speaking of the merits 

of the sunrise. 

CC Okay. Roger. 

LMP Of having a banded color appearance that varied as 

you approached sunrise. I can't remember what 
we - I think we put some of that on tape , and we 
were probably LOS at the time. But the banded 
character of the sunrise in the atmosphere was very, 
very marked. There was a gray-blue upper layer 
followed - that merged or graded Lnto a brilliant 
blue intermediate zone that was Just above th(-- 
cloud levels. And within the clouds, yoii got a 
orange to yellow band, getting more yellow as the 
Sun rose, that was broken by the dark patterns of 
the buildups. 



Tape 6/16 



CC Roger. Good show. 

LMP The interesting thing was the continual glow on the 

horizon we had, even at night, on the darkside pass. 
And that glow was in the atmosphere because I could 
see stars rise over the horizon in it and then pass 
on through it . 

CC Roger. You were talking - the airglow, I guess, is 

the phenomenon most of the guys had seen before. 
It's kind of interesting, huh? 

LMP Yes, that's - that's right. It's interesting - I 

guess standard airglow, but it is very striking that 
it's a continuous thing even in the dark pass. 

CC Roger. 



LMP 



CC 



CC 



LMP 



LMP 



I think I did see the eastern tip of South America, 



now. 



CC Roger. You're starting to back up now, coming the 

other way. So you're still over Africa, according 
to our chart here, but you're backing up towards 
the - South America. 

LMP Yes, I can see the part of South America that 

Mercator thought that fitted in with the bend in 
Africa so many decades ago and started people 
thinking about moving continents around on the 
crust . 



Roger. Jack, how'd the PGA doffing go? Most of 
you - are you all out of the PGAs now? 



00 06 00 01 LMP That's in work. We're taking It slow and easy 

up here, Bob. 



Roger. Understand. I'll just be curious to see 
if they all fit in that bag. 

I think you'll find that Ronald Evans will also be 
curious about that. He's already made comments. 



CC Roger. 



Bob, you certainly do have a very clear Lnt.uit, Iv(- 
impression, although the evidence is hard Lo pull 



Tape 6/lT 



together, that the - any frontal systems that move 
off the Antarctic continent do not take on any 
well-defined character until they get into the . . . 
regions of the ocean. And when they do, they seem 
to pick up an arcuate cire - circulation that, in 
the view we have, seem to get fairly regularly 
spaced cyclone patterns that lie between the Ja-oe 
of Good Hope and northern portion of Antarctica,. 
And these - circulations of cyclones follow rouglily 
an east/west pattern, and the curve - and the arcs 
of the fronts are more north/south than - let's 
say northwest, swinging around to the south. 

CC Roger. 

MP All of them - all of them very - very nicely 

defined as southern hemisphere cyclones. There 
are ahout four of those visible swinging around - 
oh, I guess, that's latitude - I'm having to guess 
here, but I'd say latitude 50 to 6Q south. 

CC Okay; 50 or 60 south on that, huh? 

LMP Yes , I have to look at the map here in a minute 

and see if that puts me between Antarctica and the 
Cape. 

CC Roger. 

CC Well, the tip - the tip of Africa there is at 

about 32 south. 

LMP Well, that sounds like a pretty good guess, then. 

It looks like the intertropical convergence zone 
over Africa is starting to get more and more clouds 
in it now. I suspect as midday approaches, whii'h 
is what we're seeing there, we can expect to see 
more and more moisture indications. 

CC Roger. They're - they're probably about noontime 

right there right now. It's 11:36 at the zero 
meridian at Greenwich, so it's just a little bit 
before noon right in that area you're talking 
about . 



LMP 



Yes, some of those masses of what I suspect are 
cumulus buildups - well, not really. They don't 



look like they're as concentrated and localized. 
More like just masses of fairly dense clouds that 
are developing in that band of green that crosses 
the lower portion of Africa. 

Roger . 

Stay tuned for the next installment on the Earth. 
I'll try to get out of this suit. 

Okay. Just take it easy. Jack, and we'll be 
listening. 

Man, I've never taken it so easy in my life. I'll 
tell you. Bob, I couldn't have believed this would 
be an experience like it is now. 

Roger. 

Every time you turn around, there is something 
else to see and wonder what's causing it. Whether 
it's a particle zipping across the window, or one 
zipping across the cabin, or spring mechanics here 
in zero g; there's always something going on. 

Roger. 

Bob, if I'm not waking you up, an observer from 
another planet certainly - probably could decide 
that we have such things as clouds and at least 
large thunderstorms because right at the terminator 
you get a brightening of the sunlit side and a long, 
long shadow out to the - out to the east that is 
reminiscent of what we saw in the early days look- 
ing at the Moon at the terminator. 

Roger . 

However, in the next pass around, I'll bet you 
wouldn't see them. 

I've never been a big - Well, I didn't grow up 
with the idea of drifting continents and sea- floor 
spreadings, but I tell you, when you look at the 
way the pieces of the - of the northeastern por- 
tion of the African continent seem to fit together 
separated by a narrow gulf, you could almost make 
a believer of anybody. 



Tape 6/19 



CC Roger. It's beginning to look like the globe that 

you might buy down at the store, huh? 

LMP Oh, I don't think so. Bob. (laughter) 

CC Okay . 

LMP I don't think we'd better put this one up for sale. 

Somewhere there might be somebody who would like 
to buy it. 

00 06 12 53 CC Say, Jack. We noticed the 0^ flow has dropped 

down now. We're wondering, did you all close the 
waste storage vent valve? 

CMP I don't think so; let me check on that. It might 

have gotten closed inadvertently in this game we 
were playing down in the LEB. 

LMP Ron says it's still on VENT. 

CC It's on VENT, Roger. 

CC Okay. We're noticing the flow is coming back up 

slowly; so something caused it to drop, and it's 
coming back up. 

00 06 13 i+2 LMP Okay. 

00 06 18 09 CC IT, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Jack, just to ease those words I said before, we 

looked at the schematics here a second, and you'd 
be dumping urine out of that same line as that 
waste vent, and that would probably cause the 
pressure to build up enough to slow the 0^ flow. 

And we noticed that the 0^ flow is climbing back up 
to where it belongs. 

LMP Well, that's clever. Okay. 

CC Didn't mean to worry you there. Shouldn't have 

said it, I guess, before we looked at the 
schematic . 



Tape 6/20 



LMP Oh, I really hadn't started to worry about it yet. 

Boh , so no sweat . 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 7/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROXJltD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 06 22 hk LMP How'd the S-IVB work go. Bob? 

CC They just finished their second b\irn, and it's 

targeted right where they want it. Just working 
perfectly. 

IMP Where were they going to put that one? I guess 

I lost track of that. 

CC Seven degrees south ajad 8 degrees west. Jack. 

IjMP Say again, you cut out on the first. 

CC Okay; 7 degrees south 6ind 8 degrees west. 

00 06 23 h5 LMP Okay. That ought to he interesting. 

00 06 29 19 CDR Hello, Houston; how do you read CDR? 

CC Read you loud and clear. Gene. 

CDR Okay. 

LMP Bob, LMP's going off the air for a little while. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP It sounded like a sigh of relief. 

CC No, sir. Been enjoying listening to you; keeping - 
keep me awake down here. 

LMP You had a long day. 

CC Not as long as you've had. 

LMP I've just been lying around, floating around. 

CC You make it sound so good. 

LMP Piece of cake. I'll talk to you in a little while. 

00 06 30 hi CC Yes, sir. 



Tape 7/2 



00 06 1^0 31 CMP Houston, Apollo IT. 

CC Go ahead, Ron. 



CMP 



CC 



Okay; we had another MASTER ALARM, and I Just 
glanced up and it was the MAIH A UNDERVOLT light 
that was on, just for a second. 

Okay. Ron, we didn't see anything at all on 
MAIN A down here. We did have an ACCUMULATOR cycle 
again. Don't know if that ties in or not. 

CMP Well, the MAIH A UITDERVOLT - I Just happened to be 

looking right at the panel and the MAIN A UNDERVOLT 
light blinked on for a second. And, of course, 
obviously, MAIN A is up now. 

CC Roger . 

CC Ron, Houston here. We've checked the back room and 

the hi^-speed charts and that and don't see any 
glitch on MAIN A at all on our data down here, 

00 06 k2 3h CI4P Okay, Bob. 

00 07 10 28 CMP Houston, I7. That was 0^ FLOW HIGH. 



CC 



Roger. We copied that one. ¥e saw it. Just about 
ready to call you when you called us Just now. 



00 07 10 hi CMP Okay. Mighty fine. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 8/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUKD VOICE TRAMSMISSIOW 



00 07 50 33 CMP Houston, 17. 

CC Roger. Go IT- 

CMP That little MASTER ALARM there, I can't be abso- 

lutely positive, but out of the corner of my eye, 
I think it was the SUIT COMPRESSOR light that 
gilt chad. 

CG Okay. We copy that. You - ve believe down here 

it was the HIGH 0^ FLOW. 

CMP Well, they're pretty close. I thought it was red 

and I thought, okay; that's good. That's the right 
time, I guess. 

CC Okayi because we'd Just called it out. I was just 

read for you 5 seconds before you called me. 

CMP Very good. Doctor. 

CC Roger. And Tony is back in Houston on the console. 

CMP That's hard to believe. What are you doing back 

there? We're - we haven't even had time to go to 
sleep. 

CC Well, I tell you, it's a tale that's hard to be- 

lieve. It's almost as miraculous as your escape 
from the pad tonight. 

CMP Did you enjoy the launch? 

CC Beautiful. 

CMP You've seen one night launch, you've seen them all. 

Huh , Parker? 

00 07 52 CMP We go to SCS. Okay. 

CMP Never know if it's drifting up, but we'll try it. 

CMP Dust whipping all over the place. The stars in 

there - 



Tape 8/2 



CMP ... Yes, let's do a little better now. 

00 07 57 21 LMP MARK. Bob, mag November November is 130 now. And 

I just took another set of Earth pictures. 

CC Okay. Copy that. November November at 130. 

CMP And, Houston, 17. You copying the torquing angles 

now? 

CC Roger. Stand by. 

00 07 57 59 CC Okay. We have them, and you're GO to torque them. 

00 07 58 05 CMP Okay. I'll torque it at 58:10. 

00 07 59 38 CMP ... REFSMMAT. 

CC And, 17, we have a preferred REFSMMAT standing by 

if you want to give us ACCEPT, and we'll send it 
up before you do your second P52. 

00 07 59 53 CMP Okay, you have POO and ACCEPT now. 

00 07 59 55 CC Roger. Understand we have updata. It's coming in. 

And, Ron, while we're sending it up to you, we'll 
also send you an update on the zero trunnion bias, 
as per the Flight Plan. 

CMP Okay. Mighty fine. 



CMP 
CMP 



CMP 



Somewhere. There it goes. 
There they are, right there, 



00 08 03 15 CC Okay, 17. Ron, you can go to BLOCK now. You've 

got your PTC REFSMMAT. You're free to do a P52 
option 1, if you want. And, be advised we are 
suspicious from time to time you may have an open 
mike there. 



Okay. Thank you. Bob. 



00 08 10 1+5 CMP Okay, Houston. Those are the differences in the 

gyro torque and I'll torque it - oh, 11, I guess. 
Eight to 11. 



Tape 8/3 



Okay. Copy that. 

Apollo IT, Houston. Over. 

Go ahead. 

Roger. We've been discussing the question of what 
your sleep configuration is going to be in terms of 
headsets or not , particularly with reference to all 
of these various MASTER ALASMs . And I guess we'd 
feel better if one of you guys slept with his head- 
set on. We were curious as to what your plans are? 

Bob, since I've got to wear the biomed anyway, I 
might Just as well go ahead and keep it on. 

Okay. The other option is for us, - if we were 
trying to get hold of you - is to put the Klaxon 
up. But we're a little - un-in-favor of that, be- 
cause of the possibility of one of these spurious 
things waiting everybody up that way. 

Yes, I'll go ahead and keep it on and see how it 
works out for a while. 

Okay. We copy that. And, when you guys are ready, 
we have a couple of - we have three items to read 
up to you, three updates in the Flight Plan. 

Okay. Go ahead. Bob. 

Okay. The first's in the Flight Plan itself, and 
it's the quads for the PTC spinup, and they'll be 
Alfa and Bravo. 

Okay. For PTC spinup, quads Alfa and Bravo. 

All right, we just took that back. It should be 
Bravo and Delta for spinup; Alfa and Bravo only for 
daniplng. Copy Bravo and Delta for spinup; Alfa and 
Bravo for damping. 

And, IT, if you have that, I have two others. One 
in the Flight Plan Supplement Book, and the other 
one is in the G&C Checklist. 



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CMP Okay. Go with the Supplement. 

CC Okay, In the Flight Plan Supplement, we have an 

E-LOAD update on page 1— U3. Okay; 1— U3 — give me 
a call when you get to that page. 

CMP Okay, Bob. I'm there. 

00 08 18 23 CC Okay. Under line - it's 307 Ol+, column Bravo - 

you'll find currently 33550. And let me give you 
a word of warning. When we change this, we'll be 
changing it again around 6^ hours. These are pri- 
marily due to the launch delay. And we'll give you 
another GET update of this sort later on. The new 
number to replace 3 - - 

CMP Bob 

CC Go ahead. 

CMP Let me get a pencil, please. 

CC Okay. 

CMP I'll use that instead of a pen. 

CC Okay. 
CMP Go ahead. 

GO 08 20 03 CC Okay. Under - Again, I remind you, 307 Ok column 

Bravo, which was 33550, is now 3it76l. The line Just 
below it, which is 05, also in column Bravo, is 
15^03. Over. 

CMP Okay, Bob. For 30701+ Bravo, 3I+76I; and for 

310 05 Bravo, 15U03. 

CC Okay. Very good. The next one is in the G&C Check- 

list under the P37 block data. And to help you find 
it, that's on page l|-23. 

CMP Okay. Go ahead. 

00 08 21 20 CC Okay. On the lift-off plus 15, be the first block. 

It's 015:00, 3893, minus 17I+ , 057:56. The second 



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block for lift-off plus 25 is 05 - Pardon me, 
start over again there; 025:00, 6651, minus 175, 
057:25. Over. 

CMP Okay, Houston; Apollo IT. First one would be 

015:00, a DELTA-V of 3893, minus 17^+, and GET^^qj^ 

is 057:56. The other one is T. of 025:00, 

DELTA-V of 6651, longitude of minus 175, GET of 
1+OOK is 057:25. 

CC Roger. Good readback. 

00 08 23 13 LMP Okay, Boh. This is Jack. I'm going to he moving 

into the presleep checklist here. Are there any 
things you want to change or alter in that? Are 
you ready for the waste - waste stowage vent to 
he closed? 

00 08 23 30 CC Roger, 17. We're ready for the vent valve to go 

closed. WASTE STOWAGE VEKT to CLOSED. And we 
have no anticipated changes, at the present time, 
in the Flight Plan, Jack. 

LMP Okay, I'm just looking at 1-29 in the presleep 

checklist and - wondering if there was anything 
there . 

CC Stand hy, Jack. 

00 08 2h k3 CC Okay, 17- For antenna management tonight, we'd 

like you to select OMNI Bravo at the current time, 
and stow the high-gain antenna. And we'll take 
care of managing our antennas from here on. 

CMP Okay. We'll give you OMNI Bravo and stow the high- 

gain. 

CC Okay. 

CC And, Jack, we indeed do not have anything to add to 

the presleep checklist tonight. 

IMP Okay. 

00 08 25 56 LMP And - with your concurrence, I'll take the H FANS 

all to AUTO now. 



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CC Stand by. 

00 08 26 07 CC Roger. We're ready for that. All to AUTO. 

00 08 27 10 CC Okay, Jack. I guess that you - we're not quite 

sure what you said or meant there - or what - what 
it is. In the Flight Plan itself, we want 

HEATERS 1 and 2 to AUTO, and ve want FANS, on 

tank 3 only, to AUTO. They're three there for 
tank 3. 

IMP Okay. You're teaching me to read carefully early, 

aren't you? 

CC We're trying. The 1 and 2 HEATERS will be in AUTO 

and 3 FAN will be in AUTO. 

00 08 27 U6 LMP That's the way it is now, and consider the fans 

have been cycled. 

CC Roger. 

LMP According to the checklist, you might look at the 

third line on 1-29, and look at the line on the 

Flight Plan, and see why I was confused. 

CC Roger. We were just dlscussing'whether or not 

there was a fan or fans in each tank. 

LMP That ought to keep you awake this morning. 

CC Going to take something. 



LMP 



What I was really trying to do. Bob, was get out 
of chlorinating the potable water, but you wouldn't 
bite. 



CC Apollo IT, Houston. Over, Jack. 

LMP Go ahead. Over, Bob. 

00 08 31 33 CO Okay. We're going to give you a little high-gain 

antenna practice here. We'd like to pick up with 
the high-gain antenna again so that we can get your 
PTC or can watch yotir PTC develop. We'd like you 



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to go to a PITCH of hO and YAW of 275 on the 
HIGH GAIN. That's kO, PITCH: 275, YAW; and 
MANUAL and WIDE. Over. 

LMP Okay. You want the high gain selected, I presume. 

CC That helps, yes. 

00 08 32 15 LMP You got it. 

CC Roger. Our apology. 

IMP Oh, I don't expect that'll be the last time you 

have to apologize. I think we're running ahout 
even now. 

LMP You're missing quite a view, Bob. Sorry you're 

not here. 

CC That makes two of us. White Just said; "That 

makes three of us . " 

LMP What are you trying to tell me? 

CC Look out. 

LMP Who's your friend off on your right, tonight? 

CC Wally Moon, would you believe? 

LMP Say again? 

CC Wally- Moon. 

LMP Oh, a Moon, huh? Why don't you ask him what he's 
reading at H^ tank 3 q.uantity? 

CC Okay. I'm asking him. 

IMP In percent. 

00 08 3^+ 05 CC Okay, 17. On tanks 3 of H^, we're reading 8i+.38. 

00 08 3^ 13 LMP Okay, it looks like we're reading almost the same 

n owadays . 

CC Good. 



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LMP I thought we launched a little bias, "but I guess 

that's gone now. We're a little higher than that. 



00 08 36 09 CC And, 17, Houston. We're seeing your rates are 

quite low enough to start the spinup to PTC. 

CMP Okay. We'll see if we can't get it right this time. 

CMP Houston, IT- 

CC Go ahead, IJ. 

CMP Does it make any difference with the plus or minus 

roll there with the - now that you are going to 
use the high gain? 

CC Okay. Well, the Flight Plan says minus roll, why 

don't we do it that way? 

CMP Oh, okay. 

00 08 38 59 CC And after you start the roll, IT, we'd like to go 

hack to OMNI Bravo and stow the high gain. 

CMP Okay. 

CC We only needed the high gain to just keep a good 

check on your rates. 

CC And, 17, that means stow the high gain after you - 

after the startup. We'd like to watch the startup 
itself. 

CMP Okay. I was just going to ask you when. 

00 08 k2 18 CC Okay, 17. We're ready for high gain to stow and 

select OMNI Bravo. 

CMP Okay. 

00 08 ^^9 35 CC 17, Houston. We gather you're ready for sleep, 

almost. One thing we'd like to check at the end 
here is your 0^ heater configuration. Over. 

CMP Okay. Go ahead. Boh. 

CC Roger. Can you give us your 0 heater configura- 

tion? 



Tape 8/9 



CMP Okay. We've got 1 and 2 in AUTO, and 3 is OFI''. 

CC Okay. We'd like those per the Flight Plan; 1 and 

2 to OFF, and 3 to AUTO. 

00 08 50 09 CMP Okay; 1 and 2 to OFF and 3 to AUTO. 

CC Okay. And do you have a final change or update on 

the film status - beyond that 130 that Jack gave 
us? 

00 08 50 19 CMP Stand "by 1. 



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Tape 9/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 08 58 03 CC And, 17, your PTC is looking real good so far. 

CDR Okay. That number on that mag is still 130, Bob. 

CC Okay. I copy that. Gene. 

CDR And Alfa Alfa, that l6-millimeter mag, is about 

25 percent left. 

CC Okay; copy that as well. 

CC And I guess as soon as you change the LiOH canister, 

if you have or haven't, and charge BATTERY Bravo, 
then we're ready for you to sleep at your leisure. 
Configuring your comm, remember the SQUELCH, ENABLE, 
and the VOICE, OFF, when you get ready to go to 
sleep. 

00 08 59 31 CC Roger, Apollo IT- We copy the film update, and 

we're ready for you to go to sleep once you've 
got the LiOH canister changed, if you haven't. 
And remember also the charge on brady - BATTERY 
Bravo. After that, it's just the comm configura- 
tion, SQUELCH, ENABLE, and VOICE, OFF, when you 
get ready to go to sleep. 

CDR Roger . You cut in and out . Stand by . We ' 11 

talk to you in a minute. 

CC Okay, I think we're losing an omni here. 



END OF TAPE 



Tapes 10-12/1 

APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 13/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



GO 15 02 57 CC Apollo 17, Houston. Good morning. 

CDR Hello, Robert. 

CC Glad to have you with us again. You guys got a 

good night's sleep, we think. 

CDR Well, I'll tell you, it was (laughter) looked 

forward to. 

CDR Give us a few minutes here and we'll - get 

operational. 

CC Roger. Give us a call when you're ready to talk 

to people. 

CDR Okay . 

00 15 09 hh CDR Yes, from the looks of things. Boh, down there, 

it looks like getting off last night was a good 
idea. 

CC Got a new CAP COM now, Geno. Why? Looks kind of 

cloudy down there? 

CDR Yes. Hello, Gordo. How you doing? Yes, I'm 

looking - oh, we're prohahly directly over - just 
west of the - out in the Pacific, but abeam of the 
bottom third of South America, I suppose. And I've 
got North America, Mexico, and the U.S. on the top 
third - the top 25 percent of the Earth. And it 
looks like you've got cloud cover from somewhere 
where the coast bends around Corpus right on north 
into the Great Lakes and is completely out Into 
the Atlantic, including covering Florida out there. 

CC Roger. I can verify the part between the Cape and 

H ous t on , anyway . 

CDR Yes, the Gulf looks like it's pretty well filled 

with clouds. Looks pretty thick from here. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 13/2 



CDF However, if you're interested in going to South 

America, the whole continent looks - looks pretty 
good. A few clouds; but, for the most part, you 
can see the entire continent. 

CC Roger. Guess it's suDnnertime down there. 

CDR Okay, Gordo. We're - we're stirring slowly. We'll 

get back with you here. 

CC Okay. 

CDR Gordo, one q_uestion. How does the spacecraft look 

to you? I didn't hear anything all night long as 
far as any MASTER ALARMs or anything. 

CC I'm getting the word that nothing was seen here 

either. It looks absolutely super. 

CDR Very good. 

00 15 15 26 CDR Okay, Bob - or Gordo, I've got HEATERS 1 and 2, 

OFF, now. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

00 15 l6 5U CDR Hello, Houston; America. 

CC Go ahead, America. 

CDR Okay, Gordo. I'm looking over the Flight Plan 

today. We'll be with you with the postsleep check- 
list, and primarily it looks like a P23 day for Ron. 
And what we'd primarily like to do is spend a good 
part of that time getting the spacecraft cleaned 
up, reshuffled, restowed a little bit, and get it 
in order for the next few days ahead. It doesn't 
look like today's that big of a day. 

CC Okay. Geno, I might give you some words on what 

we have in mind to get the GET back in sync here, 
if - if you want to hear those while you're looking 
through the upcoming hours. 

CDR Yes, why don't you - why don't you pass a few words 

on that? 



Tape 13/3 



CC Okay. The plan we're considering, and we're 

offering it to you now for your opinion, is at 
65 hoiirs GET, we'll update, and at the time the 
clock goes to 65, we'll update it 2 hours and 
ho minutes to 67:^0. And we're shaping your tra- 
jectory such that you'll arrive at the Moon at the 
same time G.m.t. as you would have had you launched 
on time. In other words, your translunar time is 
2 hours and hO minutes less. So once we do that, 
we'll he back with all the right times in the Flight 
Plan without any updating. And the one thing we 
think of is that your next day will, which is now 
a 16-hour day, will shorten to a 13-hour and 
20-minute day-. But that's about the only real ef- 
fect we can see. How does that sound? 



CDR Yes, we - we'll get to the Moon, you say, the same 

G.m.t., so all our sunrise, sunset, lunar-orbit 
activities, and Sun angle at landing will be the 
same. And let me - I'll - It sounds pretty good, 
Gordo. I just want to take a look at that day that 
you're shortening and see what we're doing in there. 

CC Okay. It doesn't cut out anything. In fact, we 

picked a time that's pretty much dead time as far 
as the Flight Plan goes. Take a look, and we'll 
talk about it later. 

CDR Okay . 

IMP Good morning, Gordy. This is Jack. 

CC Good morning. Jack. 

LMP Let me fill my square on the postsleep checklist. 

I've got 2i+030, PRD. 

CC Okay . 

LMP And I slept in and out - probably totaled about 

h hours in that last period. But I feel pretty 
good in spite of that, and expect now that I've 
educated myself on how to sleep, that it'll pick 
up the next time around. 



Tape 13 /i+ 



CC Roger. 

IMP No medication yet, but I'm considering a couple 

of aspirin. I'll let you know if I take them. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And, fluids? Let's see, I guess I've had two of 

your little water -measurement- containers-full so 
far, plus the meal I had in my pocket. And I'll 
catch up on - I think I'm a little dehydrated. 
I'll catch up on fluids with "breakfast. 

CC Okay. 

LMP And my meal yesterday was the meal B in the pocket. 

CC Roger. Meal B. 

IMP And I guess consumables update. That's mainly 

yours . 

CC Roger. 

LMP There's plenty there. And I'll wait for your words 

on that. And the watch is wound. 

CC Roger. Okay. Got the consumables update numbers, 

if you're ready to copy. 

LMP Not quite, Gordy. I'll give you a buzz. 

CC Okay. No hurry. 

00 15 22 ho LMP Okay. The CMPs rad's, 1509- 

CC Okay. 

LMP 15019. 15019. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Gordy, this is Jack. How do you want to send the 
consumable - consumables information? 



Tape 13/5 



CC We were just discussing that here. Used to - in 

flights gone by, there was a place in the Flight 
Plan, a little form to fill out. But we're try- 
ing to figure out if there is such a place in the 
current data file. Do you know of one? 

LMP Well, I'll tell you what I've got. I've got the 

consumables curves, and if there are any major 
changes to those curves, I guess you could give 
them to me, and I'll put them on as points. 

CC There's no 

CDR Hey, Jack. 

CC - - changes at all. 

LMP Okay. And why don't we just do it that way in the 

future in case there is anything. And that's on 
page l-i+5 and subsequent in the Flight Plan 
Supplement . 

CC Okay. 

IMP Looks like you took good care of my space - my 

systems last night. 

CC No troubles at all. 

00 15 31 05 LMP Okay, Gordy. Your friendly medical officer up 

here has some more information for you. CMP, con- 
tinuing, had about 3 hours of sleep, had - three 
cans of fluid - of water, that is. And he ate 
everything in meal B but the fruitcake, and he 
didn't use the brownies and the beverage in meal C. 

CC Okay . 

LMP Okay. And continuing, the CDRs PD - PRD is 17019. 

He had 3 hours of fair sleep, no medication, and 
1-1/2 cans of water, and one-half a sandwich. The 
CMPs sleep was 3 hours. And I'll try to get more 
systematic as we go along here. 

CC Okay . 



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CC Jack, we are assiiming no - no medication on the 

CMP. Is that right? 



LMP 



That's affirm. We haven't gotten that kit out yet, 



CC Okay. 

00 16 00 33 LMP Gordy, this is Jack. Looks like the windows have 

cleared up pretty well in PTC from the - ice 
crystals, anyway, that were on window - window 1. 
The hatch window still seems to have a film of 
something on it. But, otherwise, they look pretty 
good. 

CC Okay, sounds good. Jack, while you're there, I 

might try - we've heen talking about consumable 
updates and what would be the most meaningful way 
to give you the information. As a trial, for 
Ik hours, with reference to the charts in the back 
of the book, which in the case of - in case of all 
of them, are listed in percentages except the RCS, 
which is in pounds. On the cryo quantities, when 
I take all the tank percentages and plot them, it 
turns out that there's no real significant differ- 
ence from the lines that are plotted on either 
hydrogen or oxygen. On RCS, you're running about 
3 percent ahead of the line. And if that's a sat- 
isfactory way to put it, that's the way we'll give 
you the - the updates rather than giving you every 
tank percent by percent. Over. 

LMP Okay, that's good. That's outstanding. 

00 16 12 20 LMP MARK. Two aspirin for the LMP. 

CC Roger, LMP. 

CC Jack, next time the Surgeon would like a mark on 

each individual aspirin. 

LMP Well, I gave it to you since I swallowed them 

both simultaneously. 



CC 



Roger. 



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LMP I knev they wanted that, Gordy, and that's why I 

only gave you one . 

CC Okay, 

LMP Would they rather have them go down one at a time? 

00 16 ll; 06 CC I'll have to go bach to the "backroom on that. 

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Tape 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAMSCRIPTION 



00 16 hk 52 CC 17, Houston. We see the optics starting to stir 

there. You can go ahead vith a P52, but before 
you do the P23, we have some updates to it. 

CMP Hey, okay, Gordo. We'll do that. 

CC 17, Houston. Can you confirm that you did change 

the LiOH canister before going to sleep last night? 

CMP Well, we can confirm that we didn't. How about 

that? 

CC Okay. 

CMP We'll - Thanks - thanks for reminding us. We'll 

try that first thing this morning. I was just 
getting too tired, and the CO^ didn't look quite 

that high last night, so I - - 
CC Roger. 
CMP - - I let it go. 

CC Okay, that's - that's fine. We're not concerned 

about being late with it. 

00 16 1+6 22 CMP Okay. 

00 16 53 15 CMP Okay, Houston. That looks like a pretty good one 

that time. You note the star angle difference? 

CC Roger. We copy. 

CMP Okay (chuckle). 1 can't see squat out through that 

telescope. I just hope it lines it up and does the 
right thing. Okay. Those are the torquing angles, 
and you can let me know when you have them. 

CC Okay. Stand by. 



The telescope is no different than any other time. 
There is just a lot of reflection from the lunar 
module. And even though everybody said that he- 
fore, you don't quite believe it until you see it 
yourself. 

Okay, Ron. You're clear to torque it. 
Okay. We'll torque it at '?h 30. 
Okay. 

17, Houston. When you - if you can find a stenog- 
rapher, I got some dictation, some pads for you 
and also a Flight Plan update. 

Stand by 1, Gordon. 

Okay, Gordy. 

P3T. 

Oh, okay. Stand by. Okay, Ron's ready to copy. 
P3T pad's first. 

Okay. Okay, the P3T block data for 35 hours. 
Well, we've got 35, h5 , 55, 65. GET ignition of 
035:00. DELTA-V^ is 5326, minus 175, 08l:39. For 

a GET of 0145:00, 7728, minus 177, 08l:l8. For a 
GET of 055:00, 5859, minus 175, 105:30. GET of 
065:00, 1+703, minus 175, 129:1+0. 

Okay, I'll read that. Let's see, 35:00 at 532o, 
minus 175, and 8l:39. At U5:00, 7728, minus 177, 
and 8l:l8. At 55:00, it's 5859, minus 175, 105:30. 
At 65:00, it's 1+703, minus 175, and 129:1+0. 

Okay, that's correct. I've got a maneuver pad for 
you. It's a flyby maneuver at a time of 8I hours, 
which is 5 hours prior to LOT. This is required 
because you're presently on an impacting trajectory. 
And this is assuming you wouldn't do midcourse 2. 
Midcourse 2 will put you on a - on the proper tra- 
jectory. If you can get a maneuver pad out, I'll 
give it to you. 



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LMP Okay. That's in work. 

00 17 02 23 CMP Okay, Houston. This is 17. Ready for the flyby 

pad. 

CC Okay, Ron. We were just watching your roll angle. 

You're going to - we're going to be updating the 
optics cal attitude. And the roll will be loh, 
and you're coming up on that. Maybe you want to 
stop the PTC near that roll angle. 

CMP Hey, that's a good idea. 

LMP Gordy . . . 

IMP Gordy, did you read Jack? 

CC Loud and clesir. Jack. 

LMP I can take the pad, if you want to while Ron 

stops PTC. 

CC Okay. Why don't I give you the update to the 

Flight Plan, since that'll give you the new attitude 
and also the - change in the star for the P23. -Ai^d 
then Ron can get on with that. The pad we can get 
after that. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Okay. Turn to 17 hours in the Flight Plan, page l8. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Okay. The "VERB 1+9 maneuver to optics cal attitude" 

right at the top of the page. Cross out the at- 
titude n\jmbers and replace them with "Roll l6U, 
pitch 301, and yaw 3^+8 at a high-gain pitch angle 
of minus 1+8 and a yaw of 315 ■" Over. 

LMP Okay; l61+, 301, 3hQ, minus 1+8, and 315- 

CC That's correct. Now go down a few lines to the 

sighting attitude at - one's at 17 hours and 
15 minutes. And cross out that attitude and the 
high-gain pitch angle and change to a "Roll of 
196, pitch 30U, and yaw 3I+8." High-gain pitch is 
minus 61, and the yaw remains the same, 357. Over. 



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IMP Okay, 196» 30 1+, 3ii8, minus 61. 

CC That's correct. And now, on the first star of 

P23, we're going to change the star, so cross 
out - replace the NOUN 70 nuuabers with star 21. 
That would be three "balls 21. And delete the 
NOUM 88 and the vector numbers there. 

00 IT 06 25 LMP Okay, start 21 and no NOUK 88s. 

CC Right. And over on the right where it says 

"Merak," you can write in "Alphard. " That's what 
21 is. 

LMP Okay. 

CC Okay. Now down on the next pate, at I8 hours 

20 minutes, where it says "Optics calibration 
attitude." We got to put In the same thing as - 
the same change as above. We want, instead of 
"175, 298, 330," change that to "l6k, 301, and 
3^48. High gain of minus 1+8 and 315." Over. 

LMP Okay, l6k, 301, 3^+8, minus 1+8, 315. Over. 

CC Okay. Now, about 10 lines down, delete "Charge 

battery A." We're going to leave battery A 
charged for a while longer, since we used up so 
much of it on the pad last night. 

LMP Okay. Delete "Battery charge A," and you want to 

leave it on B. 

CC Yes. Right. Flip the page. Might as well clean 

up all of these checklist changes. At 19 hours 
kO minutes, change "Magazine Kilo Kilo" to "Mag- 
azine November November." 

LMP Okay. That's done. 

CC And then skip a few pages to 2k hours and 30 minutes, 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC And Just above the "CSM Systems Checklist" call- 

out there, write in "Charge batterer A." 



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IMP Okay, I got you, 

CC And ve'll "be leaving it on "battery A all night 

long. Okay, that's all the Flight Plan changes. 
I've got that flyty pad when you're ready. 

LMP Okay, I'm all set. 

00 IT 09 12 CC Okay, Purpose is flyby, SPS/G&N. The weight is 

66839; plus 1.21, minus .02 - correction, the yaw 
trim is a minus 0.12. Ignition time is 081:17:21.03. 
NOlffl 81 is a plus 0091.1, plus 020U.1, plus Oii59.3. 
Attitude is 121, 153, and 321, Apogee is NA; per- 
igee, plus 0021.2. DELTA-V total of 0510.8, 1:17, 
0506.3. Sextant star: 26, O96.5, 33.9. Bore- 
sight star is NA; NOUK 6I, plus 15-57, minus 175-00; 
1099.9, 362.^3; and GET of 0.05G is 153:2U:11. PTC 
align stars are Sirius and Rigel; 256, 152, 069. 
Ullage is none. And for remarks: number 1 is 
"Burn docked;" number 2 assumes PTC KEFSMMAT: 
number 3, LM weight, 3628I; and number h is "As- 
sumes no Midcourse 2." Over. 

00 17 12 1+5 LMP Okay, Gordy. You read that? 

CC I haven't heard anything since I finished the pad, 

Jack. 

LMP Okay. I'll push the other button then. Okay, 

your readback: Flyby, SPS/G&N; 66839; plus 1.21, 
minus 0.12; 081:17:21.03; plus 009I.I, plus 020U.1, 
plus 01+59.3; 121, 153, 321; is NA, plus 0021.0; 

0510.8, 1:17, 0506.3; 26, 096.5, 33.9- Boresight 
star is NA; plus 15-57; minus 175.00; 1099-9, 
362.1+3; 153:2l+:ll. Sirius and Rigel; 256, 152, 
069. No ullage. Remarks: 1, burn docked; 2, PTC 
REFSMMAT assumed; 3, LM weight, 3628I; and h, 
assumes no midcourse 2. 

CC Okay. One correction on perigee of NOUN 1+1*. 

That's a plus 0021.2. 

LMP Okay; 0021.2 plus. 



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CC And one additional remark. This results in a 

187-mile perigee - perilune. 

IMP Okay. I got that. 

00 17 15 16 CC Okay. For general information, we're planning 

midcourse 2 tomorrow at about 35:30, and it 
should be about 10 feet per second. 



LMP 



Okay. Strangely enough, that's even scheduled 
35:30. 



CC Roger. 

CC I have one reminder to open the WASTE STOWAGE 

VENT valve as shown on the - at I7 hours there 



LMP Oh, okay. We were just going back to clean up. 

I think we owe you a LiOH canister change, too. 

00 17 16 25 CC Roger. We concur with changing it. 

00 17 20 15 CMP And, Houston. Apollo 17 will maneuver to the 

optics calibration attitude now. 

CO Okeydoke . 

CMP It's funny eating potato soup, and all the soup 

is all around the outside of the bag. And you 
get a little hole right down through the middle 
of it. 

CC Hov about that? 

CMP It's just like in one g. The spoon isn't quite 

long enough to reach the bottom without getting 
your fingers on the side of the bowl. 

00 17 21 09 CC Roger. 

00 17 2I4 11 LMP Gordy, I don't know what your weather is like 

down there, but from here it looks like you're 
probably overcast today. Might even have a 
pretty good storm going. 



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CC Well» it's gray and cold and a little rain, so 

your - your cal is correct. 

IMP Yes, it looks like Mexico, in general, is pretty 

nice, although there is a band of east-west trend- 
ing clouds that start from the Gulf of California, 
cross Sonora and probably up through New Mexico, 
and over into Texas as far aroimd as I can see. 
Southern California looks like it's in pretty 
good shape today, but northern California looks 
like it's probably overcast. And a major system 
probably associated with that that stretches into 
the northern western United States. But a band of 
clear weather looks like it stretches from Arizona 
right on up through, I would guess it - through 
Colorado and Kansas and probably into the Midwest 
pretty well, 

CC Roger. You're a regular human weather satellite. 

LMP If Ron would just stop his maneuvers I'd tell you 

some more, but the Earth just set behind the LM. 

CC Roger. 

LMP More specifically, it set behind the Rover, which 

may be a space first. Pretty impressive storm 
system down off the west coast of Antarctica. 

00 17 26 27 CC Roger. 

00 17 27 !+0 LMP And, Houston. The canister has been changed. 

Number 3 is in A as per the earlier Flight Plan 
instructions. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Sorry we were late, but we got a little tired 

last night. 

00 17 28 57 CC Jack, Houston. We'd like you to go ahead and get 

that WASTE STOWAGE VENT open now, so we can keep 
to the schedule on cabin enrichment. 



LMP 



Okay; Ron is getting that. Keep nagging. 



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00 IT 29 13 CC Thank you. 

00 IT 35 59 CMP That the same as I had before? 

CMP Hey, that looks like a pretty good optics cal 

right there. That's three times. Okay. No, 
that's not very good. 

CC Ron, we're copying your comments. 

CMP Okay. Think we'll use that one there for the 

optics cal. 

CC Roger. 

00 IT 3T OT CMP Okay. Let's go to the old sighting attitude. 

Well, let's put the other thing in there first. 

00 IT hi OT CMP Yes. That's a pretty good VERB k9 . 1 got the - 

got an orange Earth in the sextant. Let me put 
up the old EMP now. If you all don't need all 
that light in there. Jack, I could sure - Like 
the window shade might help a little "bit, really. 
Wot - not very much. Okay. Address 30h , we 
want 06. Address 305, 2h kk; 306, 60 06 ENTER; 
30T vas T7. Okay, at address 310, we want 
15 62 ENTER; 311, we want a 52 05 ENTER; 330, we'll 
VERB 30 37- VERB 25 NOUIT 26 ENTER 1. Okay. 
R-2 is a hk ENTER. R-3 is a ikO - 5. Okay, ENTER 
that. Now, we're ready to go on the first star 
here; 7 ENTER; 23 ENTER. ... we don't want to 
do an optics cal. No, we don't want to do that. 
ENTER. Okay, first star is 21. ENTER. I am 
going to use the ... 110 ENTER. PROCEED. Son of 
a giin. Okay, we don't want to do the l80 option, 
so ENTER that one; I9630 ... getting pretty close. 
Okay. PROCEED. 

LMP . . . mike . . . 

00 IT i+U 2T CMP Okay, we're CMC OPTICS ZERO'S OFF and ... Now 

let's see if we can see the old star in there. 



LMP 



Gordy, this is Jack. You guys did a good job 
fixing that MAS - MASTER ALARM problem. What did 
you do? 



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CC Jack, did you call? 

LMP I was wondering what you did to fix the MASTER 

ALARM problem. 

CC Let me check and see. 

CMP (Laughter) Yes, I've got to find the subsolar 

point. A little bit of an error looks like. Let 
me see, we'll fix it down a little bit. That 
really jars us back, doesn't it? 

CC Jack, I guess all we've done is wish it away. 

Actually, we think it's still there, and you may - 
you may get them here later after the waste stow- 
age vent - Og flow gets on up. 

00 IT h6 13 LMP Okay, but those were associated with the accumula- 

tor as 1 recall. Yes, the random ones is the 
ones I was interested in. They just seemed to 
stop. Of course, we haven't been moving switches 
on 2, but we were getting them without doing that 
also. 

CMP Okay, there's the old star. Works just like the 

simulator; you can't see the star when it goes 
down in the Earth, 

CC It's still being worked on. Jack. Though we don't 

have any real concrete story to give you on it yet. 

LMP Okay, it seemed to be pretty quiet last night, 

so that's the only problem. Okay. Gene, you 
want to give me CMC FREE? 

00 IT 1+T 05 CDR Okay. 

00 IT ^9 ^2 CMP Let's see. 3T9, okay. That's not too bad. 

There it is; EMTER. Release 23; ENTER. 

00 IT 51 32 CMP Okay. 

00 IT 53 05 CMP Yes, I don't know what - what's - 

00 IT 53 U2 CMP Okay, those would punch a hole in it. 



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00 17 55 22 CMP I think that's five on that star. Do you concur 

that that's five on that star, Houston? 

CC Stand "by. Let me check. 

00 17 55 38 CMP I think it was. I'll take another one just in 

case . 

00 17 56 15 CMP Okay, Gene. CMC AUTO. 

CDR Roger. 



CMP 



Okay, Betelgeuse. All right. That's all right; 
don ' t move . 



00 IT 57 11 CMP 20. Okay. Earth's far horizon; 25 ENTER. Plus 

0271+5 ENTER. Plus 99128; 28 ENTER. Plus 12885 - 
1288 - 5 - 2885. Okay. Hit. It's okay; want 
the 180 option, no? Computer ... Betelgeuse. 
Okay, that's Earth's far horizon. 

00 IT 58 30 CMP Punch a hole in them. Yes. Good. Okay, as soon 

as we're there - Okay. Set the old ... at the 
substellar point. Okay, it's the far horizon, 
the double line is down in the - down in the 
Earth. Shaft 280; okay. Reach up a little hit 
here . 

00 17 59 55 CMP Okay. Didn't do such a hot job of putting them 

on there. You want to go to CMC FREE. Okay. 
Give it a flip that way and a flip thataway and 
a yaw that way, two yaws that way. 

00 18 01 h6 CMP (Singing) 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 15/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRABSCRIPTION 



GO 18 03 09 SC Oh! ... 

SC Yes . That was a good . . . 

LMP Gordy, this is IMP. 

LMP Hello, Houston; 17. Are you reading? 

CC Go ahead, Jack. 

LMP Yes, you got any news today - to read up to us? 

CC Well, yes. As a matter of fact, we have a little 

bit made up here. I guess along the personal line, 
we checked with Barbara and Jan and the kids, and 
they're all back home safe and sound and they men- 
tioned that they're going into their own personal 
quarantine period, glued to the squawk box. Over. 

CDR Okay. 

CMP I was afraid you were going to get too personal 

there, for a minute. (Laughter) 

CC I'll run down a few quick summaries of this morn- 

ing's news. Former President Harry Truman has 
rallied slightly, despite his weakened heart and 
labored breathing. His doctors report that their 
main worry is whether his heart is strong enough 
to withstand the strain, the physical strain of 
88 years. Despite the slight rally, Truman's con- 
dition is still considered critical. In Paris, 
Henry Kissinger met with Hanoi's Le Due Tho for 
k hours yesterday in planned secret talks. Paris 
newspapers report an imminent cease-fire , but 
neither Kissinger or Tho indicate that this is 
true. After the it-hour talks, Kissinger shook 
hands; and ... - got a little typo error here - 
but neither representative made any comment con- 
cerning their meeting. At Camp David, Maryland, 
President Nixon's press secretary, Ron L. Zlegler, 
said that Kissinger and Nixon are in close commu- 
nication by cable concerning the secret peace 
talks. But Ziegler declined to provide more 



Tape 15/2 



information about progress in the talks. President 
Nixon selected Claude S. Brinegar , a California 
oil executive and a doctor of economics, to be 
Secretary of Transportation succeeding John A. 
Volpe. Volpe "will become the U.S. ambassador to 
Italy. Here's one concerning last night's launch. 
Mrs. Spiro Agnew reportedly made a vish on a falling 
star just before the delayed launch of Apollo IT. 
Sitting beside her at the VIP viewing site was 
Barbara Cernan, who said that she was nervous when 
the lift-off was postponed. She added, "But Al Bean 
was there with me. He said not to be concerned." 
Mrs. Cernan was accompanied by her daughter, Tracy, 
and her mother, Mrs. Jackie Ashley. Mrs. Ron Evans, 
who saw the launch with her children, Jamie and 
John, said that she was never worried because 
everybody knew what they were doing. 

SC (Laughter) 

00 18 07 36 CDR Good summary, Gordo. ¥e thank you, and our best 

wishes for the return to health of Mr. Truman. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Gordo, we were figuring up here that we probably 

launched on the 6th of December in Houston and 
on the Tth of December in Florida. 

CC That's right. You called it right. 

CMP Okay, CMC AUTO there. Gene, please. 

SC Oh, boy. 

00 18 09 Ok CMP Okay, let's use the VERB 23, ENTER. Oh, what did 

I do there. ENTER, let's see, is a 110. There, 
okay. VERB 25 - ENTER. Oh, Gamma Prime Leonis. 
(Coughing) Okay, minus 8i+90 - 8U9OO, I mean; 
plus I4O299, plus 40299, ENTER; plus 3^176, plus - 
T6, ENTER; okay, proceed. 202 ... 18, okay. There 
already. ... I guess. We'll try that one more 
time. ... CMC, AUTO? 196306, ... 

LMP Gordy, you still there? 

CMP Okay; that's right. 



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CC Go ahead, Jack. 

LMP I mentioned to Bob yesterday how - when we moved 

away from the Earth - how fragile a piece of hlue 
it looked to he, and that impression certainly 
grows the farther you get from it . I wish every- 
body could have a chance to get that impression. 
Things might go a little easier for us. 

CC Roger. 

CMP Okay, Gene, ... CMC FREE? 

CMP (Singing) ... must be making the vector worse and 

worse instead of better. (Laughter) Well, it was 
on the substellar point that time except it was 
halfway through the Earth almost. Not really. 

00 18 12 hi CMP Hey, Gordy, we haven't really had a clear and 

detailed description of what you or somebody else 
saw at the launch, in terms of the lighting around 
the countryside, the state of the flame, and how 
long the - exhaust was under the S-IC. Do you 
have anything to add to that? 

CC Well, I can give you my feelings, anyway. It was 

a spectacular sight, and no doubt about it. I'd 
say the level of illumination would have made it 
easy to - to read a newspaper or anything like 
that from my vantage point near the VAB. The - 
the plume itself actually looked no larger or - or 
even any brighter, really, except in contrast, 
than it does on a day launch by comparison. But - 
well, the effect, I guess, was about what I ex- 
pected just trying to extrapolate previous launches 
into a nighttime situation. The weather was very 
clear. That was one advantage gained by delaying 
the launch the 2 hours and kO minutes that you did. 
By that time, there were very few clouds around at 
all. And we could see a brilliant flash there 
when the first stage cut off and the second stage 
ignited. And I lost you visually probably, oh, 
4 to 5 minutes into the second stage , as best I 
can remember. Part of the problem was the bright- 
ness of the plume during the first stage, it kind 
of burned a spot on my eye; and so then I was - 
had reduced efficiency at looking for a small 



Tape 15 /i+ 



CMP 
CC 

00 18 15 26 CMP 



00 18 16 Ih CC 
SC 
CC 

CMP 
CMP 



00 18 22 Ik CMP 

CC 

CMP 

CMP 



point of light from there on out. Stu's here with 
me and he was watching it, too. I'll see if he has 
anything to add. 

Stu who? 

He said after that comment he has no comment. 

(Laughter) I'm sorry, Stu." I can't believe that; 
Stu always has something to add. (Singing) Houston, 
in case you just noticed, I forgot the VERB 6? 
until just now. Although, in reality, all we're 
trying to do here is get a DELTA-H measurement 
anyhow. And, Houston, do you have any feel yet 
for what the DELTA-H is - line has been? 

Stand by, Ron. 



Ron, this Is Houston. We're not going to be able 
to give you a handle on the DELTA-H until we have 
a chance to take all the data and reduce it and 
work it around a little. 

Okay, that's mighty fine. 

Okay, Geno, CMC AUTO? Let's see what's on this 
star here. Kalinan [sic] - Menkalinan, I guess. 
Okay, Earth far horizon; 23, ENTER 120, ENTER, 25 
ENTER ... (Coughing) (Singing) Plus - 7073 
ENTER, plus 7061+1+ ENTER. Okay, that is the unit 
vector of the star. 

Okay, it's a l80 option we don't want. ... the 
real option. (Laughter) I guess they're getting - 
Houston, you must be getting all the good data 
without the high gain, huh? 

That's affirmative, Ron. 

Okay; let's ENTER that. 

Okay, Gene, you go CMC FREE now? Yes, that's 
about a half a sextant diameter above the - above 
the horizon. Substellar point looks pretty good, 
though. 



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00 18 25 51 CMP Hey, guys, - 

00 18 30 5^ CMP - Yes, not yet. 

00 18 31 11 CMP Yes, it's on there. 

00 l8 36 i+T CMP 30 ENTER - oops! CMC AUTO ... Now, last star. 

What was that? I'm going to go hack to the calibra- 
tion attitude. 

00 18 38 oh CMP Okay, CMC auto engaged, and away we go. 

CMP Hey, we ... the waste water, too - to 10 percent. 

00 l8 38 37 CMP 16U, 301, and 3l8 - that's the optics calihration 

attitude that we want to start with. Put the . . . 
line of sight mark on star 22. Also the optics line 
of sight, with optics zero. Let's see, I'll ... 
the optics, I guess first. 

00 18 ii-5 ^+3 CMP Okay, Houston, looks like optics calibration here 

is 89 995. I get that half the time and 997 the 
rest. So (laughter) we'll use 995i I guess. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Okay, Houston, you ready for some purges and dumps? 

CC Let me make sure here. We're standing by. 

LMP Okay. I'll get going on the 0^ purges on the fuel 

cell. 

CC Okay . 

00 18 h9 28 LMP Well, I had my clock on the wrong scale. Is that 

about 2 minutes, Houston? 

CC That's good. Jack. 

CC Did you copy that. Jack? They said that was fine. 

LMP Yes, sir, Stu; I copied that. How are you? 

CC Okay ; swinging . 

LMP That's good to hear. 



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CC 
LMP 



LMP 



LMP 

CC 
LMP 



Sure am enjoying your descriptions. 

Well, if I could get Ron off his - work with the 
optics, we'd look at the Earth some more. But 
that will come. Right now I'm seeing all sorts 
of little ice crystals of various composition, 
(laughter) that are moving around, and every one of 
them bounces off the LM that I can see. No, none 
of them stick. I noticed that some of them will go 
into a corner with a fairly high velocity and either 
he turned around by a double bounce, or just get 
lodged in the corner and have very low velocity when 
they come out. 



CC Roger. 



Most of them look like they have at least a foot 
or 2 per second. 



CC Roger 
CC 



Hey, Jack, I was surprised when you said when you 
got Ron off the optics. Don't tell me that Ron is 
going to let you look through his optics. 

Oh, heavens no! We just move the windows. 
(Laughter ) 



CC (Laughter) Okay. 

00 18 52 02 CMP That's for sure. 



Stu, apparently you get - do get some particle/ 
particle collisions, because some of the trajec- 
tories are back towards us. 

Okay; we're waiting for the explanation of that. 

Well, I think it's because the particles and - 
some of them, you know, are bouncing off the LM 
and get out into the stream, which normally would 
have no collisions. How's that? You can say it's 
not very good. I don't care. 

00 18 53 20 CC Got to use tact here. 

00 18 55 i+0 CC You can terminate the purge on fuel cell 3 - 0^. 



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CMP Yes. I even forgot to listen for the ding on that 

one. Thank you. 

00 18 5T 58 CC IT, we'll "be having a conmunl cations handover to 

Honeysuckle in about a minute and a half. 

CDR Okay, Gordo. 

LMP That's great. Next time I look at the Earth, I'll 

see vhat's happening in Australia. 

00 19 00 51 CDR Okay, Houston. We're starting our waste water 

dump. 

CC Okay. 

CDR Wish us luck. Wish us luck. 

CMP Hey, that really goes out! 

CC Can you give us POO and ACCEPT? And we'll give you 

a new state vector. 

00 19 01 33 CMP Prohably need one after all those ... Okay, you've 

got POO and ACCEPT. 

CC Roger. 

00 19 03 38 CC Okay, the vector's in there. It's your computer. 

00 19 03 kk CDR Okay, Gordo. Thank you. 

00 19 09 51 LMP Houston, you going to want to cycle some film 

here? 

CC That's affirm. We're planning on it. Let me make 

sure they're ready, though, before you do it. 

LMP Well, I didn't want to bring it up, but you're 

about - 20 minutes late on your cue. 

CC You must have missed our first call. 

00 19 10 3h LMP I probably did. 

00 19 12 21 CC Jack, we're ready for the pan and mapping camera 

film cycling. You haven't started into the pro- 
cedure yet, is that correct? 



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LMP No, not yet. 



CC 



LMP 



CC 



Okay, at your convenience, we're ready to - watch 
you do it. 

Okay. And were those last high gain - I guess 
they're still good, huh? You want the high gain 
on it? 

Okay; we'd like you to use PITCH at minus 50 and 
YAW 320 and acquire the high gain. 



LMP Okay, will do. 

CC You have 10 percent waste water now. You can 

terminate the dump. 

00 19 Ih 12 LMP Okay. We're just ahout there. 

00 19 15 07 CMP Okay, the old IMAGE MOTION is OFF. 

CC Roger. 

00 19 15 13 LMP DATA SYSTEMS are going ON. AUX TV is going to 

SCIENTIFIC. 

CC Jack, we'd like AUTO and NARROW on the HIGH GAIN. 

00 19 15 38 LMP There you go. Okay? 

CC Thank you. 

00 19 15 52 CMP Okay. SM/AC POWER is coming ON. MAPPING CAMERA 

is going to STANDBY; talkback's gray. PAN MODE is 
verified in STANDBY. PAN CAMERA MODE? Yes. Okay. 
PAN CAMERA is going to POWER - now. Barber pole 

* • • 

CDR Okay, the PAN CAMERA just went to POWER. Okay, 

Ron's talking to you. Didn't know that. 

CC Roger. 

00 19 16 UO CMP PAN CAMERA SELF TEST has gone to HEATERS. 

CDR High bit rate. Okay; waiting your cue, Gordy. 

CC Okay, stand by. 



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CC 


Okay, 


Ron, we're ready for the film cycling. 


00 


19 


IT ^5 


CMP 


Okay, 


MAPPING Camera is going OK. 


00 


19 


18 15 


CMP 


Okay, 


PAN CAMERA. SELF TEST is going to SELF TEST. 










That makes barterpole. Okay, I forgot to time it. 










yes. 




00 


19 


19 08 


CMP 


Okay, 


talkhack went gray on the PAN CAMERA. 








CC 


Roger 




00 


19 


19 27 


CMP 


Okay, 


PAH CAMERA POWER is OFF. 


00 


19 


19 5U 


CT^P 


Okay, 


MAPPING CAMERA is going OFF. 


00 


19 


20 3I+ 


CMP 


Okay. 


SM/AC POWER is coming OFF, huh? 








LMP 


Okay, 


Houston. Film cycling is complete. 








CC 


Okay. 


It looked real good on both cameras. 








LMP 


Very 


good. 


00 


19 


23 U9 


LMP 


Okay , 


Gordy. If yo\ir friends there on your left 



are wondering what strange sounds they're hearing, 
I just got the harness on, 

CC Roger. 

CDR And, then, I guess if you're through with the 

high gain, I'll go back to OMNI Bravo. 

CC Okay. We concur with that idea. 

LMP And if I could ever get Ron out of the kitchen, 

we'd get into PTC. 

CC Jack, you'll be glad to know your heart is beating 

normally. We have a good signal. 

00 19 25 07 LMP Just so long as it's beating, Gordy. About 

20 hours ago, I wasn't so sure. 

00 19 27 06 CDR Gordo, (cough) we're maneuvering to the PTC atti- 

tude now. 

CC Okay. 



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00 19 29 20 CMP Houston, Apollo 1?. Any recommended quads for 

damping the PTC rates? 

CC Stand by on that, Ron. We'll give it to you in a 

minute. 



CC Ron, we're recommending AB for damping and Bravo 

Delta for roll spinup. I'll say again. Alpha 
Bravo for damping and Bravo Delta for roll spinup. 

CMP Okay, Robert, and welcome back aboard. 

CC Roger, sir. 



CItP - You know, this eating in aero g is not so bad if 
you keep your bags right side up. If you keep 
them that way, you get the right perspective. li 
sure something funny, if you turn the bag upside 
down, and it still doesn't fall out, you know. 

CC Roger . 

00 19 31 hi CMP Having a little peach ambrosia for a snack here. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 16/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 



GO 19 51 52 CC 1T» the rates are looking good. They're damped 

adeq^uately. We're ready for spinup. 

CDR Okay, Bob. 

00 19 23 CDR Okay, Gordo. We're in PTC. Or, Bob, I guess you're 

down there now. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

00 19 55 20 LMP Bob, did you ever find out what part of Antarctica 

we were seeing at various Earth orientations? 

CC Jack, I've - I tried that this afternoon, and I 

couldn't get hold of anybody, and I looked on a 
map for a while, and I - I'm not sure where 
Little America was. I can't truthfully say 1 did 
it - get it. I'll keep looking at it. 

LMP Okay. I - at any rate, it looks like there's a 

very well-developed front coming out of the north- 
western portion of Antarctic ice shelf. And - 
and it - let's see here. Well, stand by 1. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Have to change windows. 

00 19 58 25 LMP Okay, Bob. That front looks like it starts and 

develops as a small - it - it actually seems to 
start with an anticyclone development off the 
coELst of Antarctica. Moves up across New Zealand. 
Looks like the South Island primarily, a little 
bit of the North Island is still visible and into 
the eastern coast of Australia. And I'll give 
you a spot where it intersects and crosses the 
whole of Australia. However, it - it breaks up 
and is not very well formed, once it gets inland 
away from the coast. I see no well-developed 
waves on it at this time, so it's hard to say how 
strong it is. There might be one developing just 
to the south of New Zealand or right off the coast 
of New Zealand. 



Tape 16/2 



CC 
LMP 



CC 



CC 
LMP 

CC 



Roger. I copy that. Jack. 

There at least is some sinusoidal motion or ap- 
pearance to the front ... And you'll have to vait, 
"because I lost it again. 



CC Roger. 

00 20 00 05 LMP I took two 5 - 50-millimeter pictures. Mag November 

November is on 132. 



Roger. November November on 132. Those are 
pictures of the - - 



LMP And that was the - 



CC 



Jack, Houston. Was that - were those pictures of 
those fronts you are talking about? 

00 20 02 59 IMP Bob, I got our orbital map out now, and that front 

is going off across to the coast of Australia north 
of Sidney and largely a little south of Brisbane 
and - and swings across the whole of Australia and 
seems to come - near as I can tell, go by into the 
Indian Ocean about - well, where the Great Sandy 
Desert intersects the northwestern coast of 
Australia. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

00 20 07 02 CC 17, I've got a Flight Plan update here. 

LMP Stand by, please. 

Roger. It's just a short one. One item to change. 

Well, if you saw my hands right now (laughter), 
you'd know why I said wait 1. 

Understand. I'm Just - Just waiting for your call. 
Just didn't want you to think we're going to give 
you a whole rafter of it. 



LMP 



Oh, we know you wouldn't do that. 



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CC If you're eating. Jack, just go ahead and eat. 

This is nothing that can - we can Just wait, and 
any time, just go ahead. 

LMP Yes, I'm not panicking. 

00 20 09 00 LMP Okay, Bob, Go with the update, and LM/CM DELTA-P 

at 20 ... 09. 

CC Want you to know. Jack, we just cut out by the 

antenna switching. Say again the LM/CM DELTA-P. 

LMP Okay, 0.6 at 20 plus 09. 

CC Roger. Okay. My update is just simply on the 

"botton of page 3-23 at 2300 hours in the Flight 
Plan or 23 hours in the Flight Plan. "WASTE 
STOWAGE VENT valve, CLOSED." Just delete that 
one, and move it over to 2l+:30, That's "becatise 
you got started late on that. 

LMP Okay. You could've just said, move it. 

CC Okay. Just change it down to 2i+:30. 

LMP 2l+:30. 

00 20 11 U8 LMP Okay. Bob - about revision one on previous 

discussion of the weather around Australia. That 
front does cross. Probably Brisbane is probably 
cloudy. It does cross about that area, and - how- 
ever, there is a bank of clouds that runs off of 
it down the coastline. So Sidney is either cloudy 
or has some pretty nice clouds off - off shore. 
And the remnants of the front as it dissipates in 
the hinterland of Australia dies out at about the 
Great Sandy Desert, and there is not a good indica- 
tion that it crosses into the Ind - Indian Ocean. 
But we're getting over near the LM, axid that's a 
little hard to tell. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Now, it - more - looks more and more like the 

cyclone circulation developing right over the top 
of New Zealand; the South Island, I think. And 
now I'm looking with the binoc, and as much at 



anticyclone circulation is centered on the ice 
shelf. And I think that - well, I Just don't 
knov. I think that's the Ross Ice Shelf, but I'm 
not siire, off Antarctic. And the clouds from that 
circulation do extend over the ice shelf and barely 
into the Antarctic con - continent. 

Roger, Jack. 

Now to the north of Antarctica. Let's see now. 
I ought to give you a better orientation than that. 
But, anyway, there is a large cyclone circulation 
pattern that has its southern extremity right on 
the edge of the ice shelf. And that - that is 
east by 20 or 30 degrees of longitude of the front 
that I just was discussing. By the way, that front 
intersects Antarctica. 

Roger, Jack. 

Between New Zealand and Australia, the front I was 
discussing previously has some fairly strong trans- 
verse cloud patterns. It's hard to say whether 
they're high cirrus or not. But the clear area to 
the south of the front suggests that maybe the Jet 
stream is roughly paralleling that front in that 
area. 

Roger. I'd have to look up and see - - 
If I had to guess, I'd - 

- - if they do have any Jet stream down there 
right now. 

I - if I had to guess, if you were flying - west 
from Sidney this afternoon, you'd have a pretty 
strong tailwind behind you. Bob. 

Roger. 

Let's see, did I get that right? 
Would you believe a headwind? 



Okay. I'll believe that. 



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LMP But the bulk of Australia is very clear, all the 

south ajid the north. It's Just that one line of - 
of clouds that crosses the center section. 

CC Roger. 

00 20 18 U5 LMP That put all the major cities of the south, Perth 

and Adelaide, at least, and Melbourne, certainly 
in the clear. And in the North Darwin, in those 
areas, are very nicely clear today. 

CC Roger. I hope we can get this out to them and 

let them know that you're watching and tell them 
how good the weather is. 

IMP Oh, that's all right. I'm just having ftm. Bob. 

CC Understand. I imagine they'd appreciate it though. 

00 20 3^ 06 LMP Bob, I tried to pick out the Hawaiian Islands on 

that last little turn here through window 5 . And 
I can't say that I did. I think I've got them - 
the area spotted. It looks like they might be 
under some fairly heavy cloud cover today. I do 
not see the islands. I'm not sure I could, if it 
was clear. 

CC Roger. Hey, Jack, I got some answers to your 

question from last night on where Little America 
is with respect to - on Antarctica. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC There's a - in den - Indentation that looks like a 

gulf that's called the Ross Sea, and on the north- 
west edge of the Ross Sea is Little America, That's 
the location of it. 

LMP Okay. And that would be the coast of Antarctica 

that sort of faces New Zealand and Australia. Is 
that correct? 

CC Negative. According to the map I've got, it's - 

the Ross Sea looks like it would be more facing up 
towards the South America area. It's actually kind 
of facing up sort of the middle between Australia 
and South America, Jack. 



Tape 16/6 



IMP Okay, Bob. You cut out, and I presume you meant 

that - the Ross Sea was facing north - sort of 
the Pacific between South America and Australia? 

CC That's affirmative. Jack. It's a very sharp in- 

dentation or sea or gulf onto the Antarctic. 

IMP Okay. I think I know the area you mean, and I'll 

check it out again when it comes "by. 

CC Okay. That's Little America on that west-northwest 

edge of that Ross Sea. That's where Little America 
is . 

LMP Yes, all that - those names are familiar. I just 

had forgotten my geography. I'll see if I can 
recognize them. 

00 20 50 13 LMP Okay, Bob, cheeking on the Ross Sea, and if I've 

got her pegged right, it's got a fair amount of 
open water in it this time of year. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Although it's completely surrounded, I think, 

completely surrounded, I think by portions of the 
icepack. And off to the west of there, it looks 
like there's an area that might be - clear of 
snow, and - does my memory serve me correctly, 
that that's where McMurdo Sound is, and some of 
the dry valleys? 

CC I believe so. That's the Little America area 

right now, all that general vicinity. Jack. 



LMP 



Okay. It looks like the prime recovery area and 
the Samoa Island region is clear, and my guess 
would be from the fairly subdued zero phase point, 
that they might have fairly nice seas out there. 
The boys on the Ticonderoga are probably enjoying 
themselves immensely, I hope. 



CC Roger. 



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IMP Indonesia looks like it's having a nice day, with 

the possible exception of the region over just 
north of Australia. New Guinea and that area 
they - some clouds in there. I can't tell whether 
they are high or low clouds though. They look like 
they're probably fairly high clouds. But north of 
New Guinea, there's a strong concentration of 
clouds. Although small, it looks fairly dense like 
there might be a little tropical depression in that 
area. 

CC Roger. 

LMP The folks in Carnarvon ought to be enjoying a very- 

nice day. 

00 20 53 31 IMP I've been trying to spot tropical storm Teresa, 

which is - a couple of days ago was in the 
Philippines. But I can't - I don't think I quite 
have that visible to me right now. 

CC Roger, Jack. Say, you might want to put something 

in the back of your mind here a minute. We made a 
run of the DSE recording just now of the TLI to 
get an idea of the quality of the DSE recording, 
and Gene came through loud and clear. Ron was 
very weak and almost unreadable, and we never 
caught you. Jack, in there. We don't - maybe you 
weren't saying anything during TLI, but we never 
did catch anything you said. 



LMP 



Okay. I don't recall talking too much during TLI. 



CC Roger. Understand. Now Gene - Gene came through 

real loud and clear. So whatever technique he 
was using went on that tape real well. 

00 20 55 ^8 CC Hey, Jack; Houston. 

LMP Hello. 

CC Hey, Jack. Just a couple more comments on that 

DSE. I think, as you well know, it's very critical 
on the position of your - of your boom there, and 
those axeas that you're critical in, why, make sure 
that you've - you've really got those beauties up 
or you're talking right in - right into it. And 



this - this really makes a difference, because 
the DSE - The volume is - is fairly low, and if 
you're muddled just the least hit, why, it - it's 
going to be difficult to pick it up. So talk 
slow, and - and get right up next to the mike, 
because I know you - you're doing it. Just some 
voices come across a little better than others. 

Roger, Stu. Thanks for the comments. As a matter 
of fact, you probably called it just right. I 
think during - once I got the helmet off, I lessened 
up my chinstrap, and my mike booms had moved away 
from my mouth some. And I'll keep that in mind. 
Thanks for the reminder. 

Yes. It's - that's probably the most critical 
item is that - is the position of those, and this 
has been true of - in the past, and it just really 
makes a difference in - in that - being able to 
pick up the data off the voice. 

Roger, I've - Ron and I did some experimentation 
with that in the chamber, and couldn't agree more. 
But I sometimes don't remember it. Thank you. 

Well, Stu, I just - - 

I - I ~ 

thought I'd - 

Okay. Go ahead, Stu. 

No, I was saying I was - I'm sure you - you're 
aware of that, but I think the fact that the vol- 
ume is - is down just accentuates the - the problem. 

Okay. Gene had something he wanted to ask you. 

Stu, I - I just thought you'd like to be aware of 
it, as much time as we've all spent down at the 
cape, probably May is one of the nicest months 
down there. However, having had the opportimity 
to - to be up here during May, I find out that it's 
not nearly as nice up here. 



Tape 16/9 

CC Okay . 

CDR And I'd like to - to thank all my friends for that, 

00 20 58 Ok CC Okay. 

END OF TAPE 



Tape lT/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 21 10 2h IMP Bob, you with me? 

CC Roger. We wouldn't go away. Jack, We're listening. 

Did you call? 

LMP Well, I just - Yes, I almost lost a pass here, and 

just a couple more words about Australia. As a - 
as a general landmass , it's red. Very strong red 
hues, except for the north and eastern coasts, 
where that red gradually merges into a greenish- 
gray. It's as - as red as portions of - of northern 
Africa appeared to "be yesterday. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Very striking color. It would be more of an orange- 

red, really, with brown subduing it. It's not - 
obviously not crimson or anything like that . 

CC You think it's a function of Sun angle, Jack, or 

is it just - just a red like we see out in New 
Mexico area sometimes - some of the areas? 

LMP Yes. No, it's not Sun angle, because that'll hold 

a good red color right - right in towards sunset 
or sunrise. It's - it's due primarily, I'm sure, 
like most desert areas, to the oxidation of the 
iron-bearing minerals in the sands and rocks in 
those regions. 

CC Roger . 

LMP Getting limonite and hematite. Little geology 

thrown in there. Bob. Sorry. 

CC That's all right. Got to keep you warmed up for 

the next couple of days. 

LMP Well, I think the Flight Plan will probably keep 

me warmed up, too. 

CC Roger. We thought that time around T&D was juyt 

outstanding. 



Tape lT/2 



CDR Hey, Bob. We - I think we've pretty well got 

impressions from you down there on that - on that 
night launch. I might give you a few of mine. 

CC Go ahead. Gene. 

00 21 13 ho CC 17, Houston. Are you there? You're right on the 

edge, if you read me. We're getting a lot - You're 
right on the edge, if you read me. We're getting 
a lot of static. If you'll just hang on a minute, 
we'll "be hack into some calm air. 

CC Gene, Houston. Go ahead. 

00 21 1^ 5^ CC 17, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 

CC We're just standing by for your comments you 

wanted to make. I think we lost comm there a 
minute. We're back with you. 

00 21 15 0 5 CDR Okay, Bob. The entire boost itself was not unlike 

what you've heard and what Stu down there under- 
stands from the physical cues, and what have you. 
But the significant part of going at night is that 
as soon as we did have ignition down there in the 
bottom of the S-IC stack - even though I only have 
a little slit out of - out of the rendezvous win- 
dow here, and Ron doesn't have much of a hole in 
the boost protective cover out of the hatch window, 
we could definitely confirm ignition because we 
could see the reflected light on out through in 
front of us. It was by no means blinding, of 
course; we had the cockpit pretty well lit up. 
We - as soon as we lifted off, that light immedi- 
ately went behind us We came into just S-IC 
staging, and I had an opportunity to say, "l told 
you so," to Jack and Ron. It was just like the 
great train wrecks of the past. I definitely 
could see the S-II ignite; and, then, of course, 
the - I could see the significance of the reflec- 
tion through the window, besides all the other 
cues we had for ignition, very much like the S-IC 
lit up the windows on the stack. Tower jett was 
pretty spectacular. I could see - the entire boost 
protective cover and some flames from somewhere - 
I'm not sure - maybe it was through the hole in 



Tape 17/ 3 



the windows - but I could definitely see it. Of 
course, it disappeared in short order. When the 
S-II shut down, the delay time between shutdown 
there and the S-IVB igniting, the entire - the 
entire flame overtook us, and we literally through - 
flew through the S-II flame when the S-IVB ignited, 
if you can imagine that. It's very similar to the 
Titan staging, where you actually fly through tne 
fireball on the S-II. And that's something you 
never see - none of those things you ever see quite 
that way in daylight. On the S-IV, I could see - 
Of course, once we got going, I couldn't see any 
light from that plume again , but we could see the 
APS firing all the way through the burn. And once 
we got in orbit, as other guys have seen, you 
could see the APS firing at night without any dif- 
ficulty. One of the most significant things about 
TLI is the fact that we, of course, started at 
night and flew right on up and through a sunrise, 
which in itself was a pretty spectacular thing. 
But, when you do it during a TLI burn, it even 
adds a little bit of momentum to your effort. 

00 21 l8 25 CC Roger, Gene. Any comment you might make on the 

possibility of picking up your yaw, if you'd lost 
your platform at that time - remember the discus- 
sion we had about the yaw in the late - like a 
Mode IV or something like that? 

CDR Yes, Bob. I not only will comment - I was aware 

of it, and I was looking for it. And during parts 
of the S-II and parts of the S-IVB burn, I even 
turned the lights down in the cockpit - in hopes 
that I could see stars out there; but I could not 
make out a one. Ron, I think, may have saw Saturn 
out the overhead hatch; but looking through the 
rendezvous window, during a boost phase and during 
a time-critical phase like a Mode II or Mode IV, 
I am very much afraid that we would not have been 
able to pick up that reference. 

CC Roger. 

CDR As I remember it, as low as 1 had the interior 

lights there for a period of time - and I didn't 
want to keep them that low, of course - to see 
if I could get adapted very fast because we were 



Tape 17/1+ 



in a dynamic phase of the hurn. But my window just 
gave me a very deep purplish hue, a hue of which I 
could not, literally, see through to look to see 
any stars at all. Now, that may have been due to 
the very low intensity of our interior flood lights. 

00 21 19 53 CC Roger, Gene. 

LMP Bob, this is Jack. A little lay impression there. 

I think I - saw just about everything Gene was 
talking about - as far as his description - and 
felt like it was - although everything was an 
amazing experience, each one in Itself, after each 
one was over, you could think back and say, "Yes, 
that's what other guys said it was like." The old 
Saturn V has got to be a pretty consistently per- 
forming vehicle. But - with the added night-time 
contrast , I think it made it probably the best 
ride any three guys have ever had. 

CC Roger . 

CDR Bob, I might add, that the S-I was, as usual, 

pretty shakey on lift-off. I saw all the maneu- 
vers as I called them out - the yaw and small re- 
verse roll. Going through max q, I got up to 
25 percent; but my yaw attitude error was zero and 
my pitch attitude error probably wasn't even at - 
oh, certainly less than 2 degrees. After max q, 
she smoothed out by comparison quite a bit ; and 
the S-II was a very quiet ride, a very smooth ride. 
However, you are always aware, due to just a little 
rumbling out in the S-IVB, that she was still burn- 
ing for you. The S-IVB, I think, was just a con- 
tinually - rumble but smooth or consistent ride, 
all the way through TLI . 

CC .Roger. 

00 21 22 06 LMP Gee! I think one of the big things that impressed 

me was the - how instantaneous the decelerations 
were of each one of the boosters when they cut off. 
That included the S-IV TLI cut-off. No physical 
appreciation of tailoff at all. 

LMP And, Bob, from my rendez - from the right-hand 

rendezvous window when the tower jett occurred, 
there seemed to be a lot of burning particles 



Tape 17/5 



streaming away from it. I could not see - did not 
notice or remember seeing the actual cover or tower 
itself; Taut I - we were inside the cone of the burn 
and with a lot of streaming. It looked very much 
like a sky rocket - portion of one at any rate. 
Reminded me of the Fourth of July out in Silver 
City a few years ago. 

CC Roger. Say, any time you got your Flight Plan 

handy, I've got a discussion here I'd like to run 
through with you on the - how we're going to re- 
cover those 2 hours and ko minutes from the launch 
delay - and you'll need to copy it into the Flight 
Plan. And then just wanted - want you to be ad- 
vised, we're not happy with the PTC. V/e get a half 
angle of about IT degrees; and so sometime after the 
P52 coming up at 23:00, we'll want to do another 
PTC, or initiate PTC again. 

00 21 2k 05 cm Well, that was the commander who initiated PTC, 

and I've already heard about that. 

CMP (Laughter) You bet he has. Okay. We've got the 

Flight Plan here. Bob, Which part of it are you 
talking about . . .? 

00 21 2k IT CC Well, let's just talk some words here for a minute, 

and then I'll go through some specifics that you 
can just write down on a page because you don't 
want to do it until a little later. Okay, what 
we're going to set up here - You will arrive at 
lunar orbit at the same GMT time. Tlie landing 
Sun angle - S\in elevation angle - and the camera 
settings and everything will be -unchanged when you 
get to lunar orbit. To compensate for the 2 hour 
ko minute late launch, we're going to hack 2 hours 
and 1*0 minutes out of the timeline. And we're 
going to - They'll be out of the TLC timeline - and 
we're going to do it in two groups. And this is 
where you might want to start copying now, Ron. 
Delete 1 hour from h6 to 1+T. From k6 to UT , we're 
just going to delete the activities that are pres- 
ently scheduled at 1|6:30 to UT:00, you'll perform 
at H5 - move those to Let me read that again. 

Delete 1 hour from U6:00 to UT:00. The activiLio? 
that are listed at k6:30 to UT:00, perform at !4':):00. 



Tape lT/6 



00 21 25 hi CMP Okay, Bob, looks like we delete 1 hour from k6 to 

1+7 hours. And then the activities that are at 
i+6:30, we'll do those at ^5:00. 

CC Roger, Ron. And then starting at hj , just take - 

just scratch 1 hour off of each time. Just subtract 
1 hour from each of those times up through 66 hours. 
Just subtract 1 hour from up through 66. 

CMP Okay, we can do that. Subtract 1 hour from 

through 66 hours . 

CC Okay. And then just for your information - you 

won't have to do it - but we're going to play the 
old simulator step-ahead game at 66 hours of the 
old time, which will be 65 hours of the new time. 
So however you want to call it, we'll call you; 
and we're going to sync you up at 67 '.kO at that 
point. We'll play the old step-ahead game there. 

00 21 26 hh CDR Okay, Bob. That means that you're not going to 

actually do ajiy clock updates or syncs until - 
until somewhere in the 60's there and not in 
the 1+0's. 

CC Roger. It'll be 65 hours of the new time or 

66 hours under the old time; depends on how you 
want to look at it . But that ' s when we ' 11 sync 
you up. 

CDR Okay . 

CC You'll be in sync all the way out to that time; 

just - we're just going to delete and jump you 
to 67:'+0. 

00 21 27 17 SC Okay. 

CC And just another note of interest - You don't have 

to write this down - what - let's see; I'll read 
it to you. The awake periods will be - on day 3, 
you'll be 15 hours, 8 hours sleep starting at 
11:33 CST; then at day U, you'll be ih and 20 hours, 
with 8 hours sleep. So - it actually Just shorl.ons 
a couple days there. 



00 21 27 h9 CMP 



Okay. Mighty fine. 



Tape 17/T 



CC The "beauty of that - that Tommy came up with on 

that, Ron - is that all you have to do is go sub- 
tract those 1 hours and no more reading or anything 
else; just subtract them and we're in business. 

CMP Yes, it looks real fine. 

CC We're going to give Tommy a gold star for that one. 

00 21 28 20 CMP (Laughter) You bet. 

LMP (Cough) Bob, this is Jack. I'm going to try and 

get a little exercise. I'd be interested to know 
hov high I can get my heart rate just fooling 
around up here . 

00 21 28 1+1+ CC Okay, if we can - We'll keep you posted, Jack. 

CDR Bob, just to keep you and the people there thinking 

a little bit, today is a relatively short day; but 
it is a good day because it gives us a chance to 
again get acclimated finish our stowage and just 
generally go through all the things that have to 
be gone through for the rest of the mission. We've 
got 3 eating days today, and judging from what 
we're thinking and talking about now - that the last 
two are going to be sort of stretched into one 
eating period because three meals on this particu- 
lar day just is not really going to be stomachable . 

CC Roger , We understand that . 

SC I think you'll find out that our eating and drink- 

ing, for the most part, is starting off relatively 
slow; but - I think we'll pick it up here by 
tomorrow. 

00 21 30 2l+ CC Roger. 

00 21 33 18 CDR Bob, one other thing while I'm thinking about it. 

The PU shifts were all noticeable, but probably 
the one that really caught me a little bit by sur- 
prise was the PU shift on the S-IVB during - 
during TLI. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 17/8 



CDF It just felt like you lit in the other burner. 

00 21 33 hi CC Roger. Understand. 

CC Just for Jack's information, you're riinning in the 

80s on your heartbeat. We saw a 91 or 2 there for 
a few minutes. Are you working - still working 
out? 

IMP (Laughter) Yes. That's sort of discouraging. 

CC I'm sorry, babe (laughter). 

CDR Hey, Bob, what was Jack running before he started 

that? 

CC He was running in the 60s; the count's somewhere 

in the mid 60s . 

00 21 3h ho CDR Okay. 

00 21 35 29 CC Okay, Jack. You're running about 105 and 10 3 

right now. 

CC Kind of interesting. Jack. You slowed down, and 

then you're back up to 105 right now. Now you're 
slowing down again. 

00 21 ho 11 CDR Hello, Houston; IT. 

CC Go ahead, 17. 

CC Go ahead, 17; this is Houston. 

CDR Hello, Houston; this is 17 . 

CC Roger, Go ahead. 

CC 17, Houston. Go ahead. 

CDR Hello, Houston; this is 17. 

CC Roger, 17. Go ahead. Roger, 17- Go ahead. 

CC Hello, 17; Houston. You read? 



Tape 17/9 



00 21 kl 20 CT Honeysuckle comm tech, Houston coram tech, net 1. 

Goddard voice, Houston comm tech, net 1. 

CT Goddard voice. 

CT Roger, Goddard. I'm reading you loud and clear. 

Honeysuckle. I'm not getting to him. 

00 21 Ul 36 CDR Hello, Houston; this is America. Over. 

CC America, Houston. Stand by. If you read us, 

don't change anything in the cockpit yet. 

CT 17, Honeysuckle. 

CT Roger, Honeysuckle. I read you - - 

CMP Hello, Honeysuckle. 17 's reading you loud and 

clear. 

CT Roger. We have a comm outage and I'll "be right 

with you. 

CMP Okay. Very fine. How are things down there 

today? 

CT Fine . Your . . . 

SC ... from here . 

00 21 h2 22 CC Okay, 17; Houston. How do you read now? 

00 21 k2 28 CDR We got you. Bob. 

CC Okay. That was our network problem, not your 

problem on board. 

CDR Okay thank you, I just figured out what happened 

on my PTC. Here - with his exercises. Jack is 
shaking all of America in all three axes, here. 

CC Roger. He finally got to 115 on the heart rate. 

00 21 h2 52 LMP Yes, my rate needles are boiincing back and forth 

a half a degree (laughter). 

CC Roger. Got to find something to pin it on. 



Tape 17/10 



00 21 kk U8 CC Jack. Surgeon over here says you got a 120 on 

the heartbeat for a moment there - 122 right now. 
Okay, 130, Jack. 130. lUo , Jack, lUo. 

00 21 liT l8 CC 17, we've got a serious one here. You might be 

interested. All that exercise banging around in 
there has destratified tank 3 0„ , so it stirred 
it all up good. 

LMP Yes, glad we brought him along then. We found seme 

use for him. Once an EECOM, always an EECOM. I 
have to ere - create my own g in order to run in 
place . 

CC Roger. 

LMP How high up did the heart rate get. Bob? 

CC We got you at ll+O , Jack. Were you running in 

place? Is that - - 

LMP ll+O was - Yes, I was - I'm underneath the right- 

hand couch holding on to the main Y-Y strut with 
my hands and running against the LEB . 

CC Roger. It worked real well. lUo and you were 

running in the mid-60'E, so you picked up about - 
almost 70 beats there, no problem. The surgeon 
is very happy. 



LMP 



Roger. Well, I'm happy too. You know, it took a 
while to find a technique I was - initially, I got 
up to 90 with just isometrics - pushing against 
the couch, and the running Is obviously what it 
takes . 

CC Roger. 

LMP But I don't - Bob, I don't I really don't frcl - 

I guess I lost you. 

00 21 51 33 LMP Hello, Houston; 17 . You still there? 

CC 



Roger. We're with you. We had a little comm 
problem there as - you know, coning on this - as 
we were changing on the antenna - but we're with 
you. 



Tape 17/11 



LMP Okay. What's the heartrate right now? 

CC Right at - Stand by. We ha.d a data dropout, 

Jack, that's why I'm holding up. And it just came 
on and we'll tell you in a second here. About 60 , 
Jack. Right about 60 even. 

LMP Okay. That's where I was when I started, so 

that's - you certainly recover fast. I don't know 
whether that's faster than in one g or not. 



CC 



Well, we're happy with it - the Surgeon is happy 
with it, so it's good. 



LMP Well, I just - How does that compare - do they 

have any data on how that compares with the re- 
covery - say, the 5-ininute recovery time on the 
ergometer? 



'^'^ We can look it up. Jack, if you're interested. 

We - we'll have to check your records, they don't 
have it right in front of us. 

LMP No big deal. I was just curious. 

00 21 52 5h CC Roger. 

00 21 55 1+7 CC Jack, Just for your information - the Surgeons 

pulled out the recovery rate data and it's the 
same with our data, which is a little rough here. 
It's the same for zero g as your one-g ergometer 
data. 

LMP Okay. That's very interesting. 

00 21 56 12 CC Roger. 

00 21 59 kS LMP Bob, since we've got a few moments to talk - wliich 

I know we won't have later in the mission. Some- 
thing I don't ever remember happening, but it's 
happening now in the windows. That's the 1, 3, 
and 5, but not 2 and i+ , is that in the center of 
the window about 6 or 8 inches in diameter, as 
you come through the night side of the rotation, 
you pick up a very light - oh, you might call it 
even a frost. Very light frost on the window - 
more like a - a moisture frost, film of moisture. 



Tape 17/12 



00 22 01 ik CC 
00 22 02 38 LMP 

CC 

LMP 

SC 

LMP 

CC 

LMP 

CC 

LMP 



or film of frost - not very thick like crystals at 
all. As you come through the sunlight, it tends 
to sublime away, 'but never - you never fully lose 
it until you go hack into darkness again. The 
very artistic definite ice crystals that we had on 
my number 1 window over here yesterday - I think 
we reported to you this morning that they were gone 
or they sublimed away. But the impression they 
left on the window is still there; it's very sharp 
and very evident . 

Roger. We copy that. 

Bob, I don't know whether you were copying Honey- 
suckle's call to us, while you lost comm there 
for a while. 

Roger. We copy. 

But they said that they had - - 



Okay . 

They kind of concurred with your - - 
Okay 

- - weather report there. Jack. 

Oh, lucky guess. I might say that the sub - tlie 
zero phase point that we're looking at is right at 
the northeast coast of Australia, and it's much 
brighter. Very - it's a very bright point now - 
oh, it's hard to say how far across. But, quite 
unlike what I mentioned being in the vicinity of 
the Samoan Islands earlier. And it's right at the 
shore, and it could be just that the shore area 
has somewhat choppier seas. So maybe - maybe the 
brightness of that point is a function of sea state, 
although 1 don't know exactly what type of seas it 
would take to brighten it up. I suspect choppy 
seas are better than long swells. 



CC 



Roger, Jack. 



Tape 17/13 



00 22 Ol+ 15 LMP That front is - seems to have slowed down its prog- 

ress. It's ahout in the same position, possibly 
sli^tly farther north than when I started talking 
ahout it this morning. The wave that has - seems 
to be developing off the - now off the southwest 
coast of New Zealand is much more pronounced than 
it was. Definitely seems to now have a slight 
cyclonic pattern - clockwise pattern. And I 
wouldn't be surprised if the next couple of days 
that moves along the front over towards Sydney. 
And maybe a little farther north than that might - 
Brisbane is probably more likely. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP Except I got the movement wrong again. Although it 

does seem to have progressed west from New Zealand. 

CC Roger. 

LMP I take back what I said about forecasting Sydney's 

weather. I think that will - I would suspect that 
would move to the northeast like - now that I look - 
it seems like an earlier front , which is partly 
dissipated, had the same kind of motion, and now 
lies considerably north and east of the one I've 
been talking about. 

CC Roger. 

00 22 06 k6 LMP Thinking back on some weather briefings we had last 

week. Bob - Are you there? 

CC That's affirmative. 

LMP I'll talk to you later. I think you're - We're 

losing you for a little bit here. 

CC Okay, Jack. We're reading you loud and clear right 

now. Oh, you're going out a little bit now. 

00 22 10 36 LMP You back with us , Bob? 

CC That's affirmative. 



Tape 11 /Ih 



LMP Okay, I was going to try to recover there from that 

last few statements. As I recall, the weather 
briefings that we had at the Cape last week, tliat - 
talking with Ken Wabor and Jim Nicholson down there, 
that the patterns we were seeing from the satellite 
pictiAres in their forecast - or analysis anyway, 
charts in the New Zealand part of the Pacific, 
those waves formed along the front woiild move north 
and then curve east. And that appears to be the 
pattern that was visible in one of the older fronts. 
And I suspect if that pattern wo\ild hold with the 
wave that's developed off the coast - right on the 
coast of New Zealand now, that it might move on up 
the western coast of New Zealand. We'll probably 
have a chance to watch that the next few days and 
see what happens to it, 

00 22 11 52 CC Roger, Jack. 

00 22 12 CDR Houston, how are you reading now? 

CC Reading you loud and clear. 

CDR Okay, Bob. As I look at the clock, we're - just 

2h hours ago we were about within our hold some- 
where. For this period yesterday we were in our 
hold, and I think it goes without saying; but we'd 
sure like to pass on our bit of gratitude and 
thanks for the response that the people down at 
the Cape came up with. And particularly at 
Marshall. I think we all knew no one would be 
going anywhere unless everyone was satisfied that 
we were going all the way. And that's certainly 
the way we felt, but we do want to thank everybody 
who had a part in making that come true. 

CC Roger, Gene. I think it was a superb show between 

the Cape and Marshall and Houston and probably even 
Goddard, with the Network and Just about every- 
body concerned, really, had to do some work there 
to bring it off. And it went off real smoothly. 

CDR Yes. After flying with Stafford a couple of times 

and having that happen a fev^ times back, 1 thought 
maybe he was aboard. 



Tape 17/15 



CC (Chuckle) Okay. I think that vas a fi rst for 

getting a Saturn V to 30 seconds before ignition 
and - or rather actually 30 seconds before lift- 
off and holding there. 

CDR It got mighty quiet onboard about 30 seconds. 

CC I sure imagine . 

LMP We all felt like old hands the second time around, 

though . 

CC Roger. 

CDR Bob, I've been at that 30-second count one other 

time and it's no different the second time around. 

CC Roger. 

CDR But we do appreciate the work, and I think it's 

typical of - of what made this manned space pro- 
gram such a superprogram. The response of people 
like that . 

CC We concur with that. Gene, wholeheartedly. 

CDR And with that in mind, tell everyone to stick 

around because there's a lot yet to be done. 

00 22 15 2k CC You better believe it. 

00 22 20 28 LMP The old acciunulator cycle again, I guess, gang. 

CC Roger. We're seeing it. It looks like you got 

a MASTER ALARM. Is that affirm? 

LMP Yes, sir. That's how we tell these days. Although 

it doesn't happen all the time, and I guess as long 
as - Whenever we have that WASTE VENT, CLOSED, we 
probably wouldn't be bothered by it at night. 

CC Roger. That's - that's our feelings here. Jack. 

00 22 21 2h CC Say, Gene and Ron, I talked to your fraus on the 

phone here a little while ago , and they gave m.e 
a very interesting observation you might appre- 
ciate. They were standing close to some water 



when launch and they noticed that when the booster 
lit up, something scared all the fish because the 
water literally began to boil with fish jumping 
from the light, I guess, or from the shock wave 
or something. It must have made a very distinct 
impression because that's the first thing both 
of them told me about . 

Yes, that's pretty neat. 

A neat way to go scare up the fish, I guess. 

(Laughter) Right. 

How are they doing today. Bob? 

Really fine, really fine. They're just - like I 
said, they're just really tickled pink, and Barbara 
said that she wants you to know she's going into 
quarantine until after the weekend here, until 
after landing. 

If she goes into q.uarantine, it'll be a space first. 
Roger. 

You got to be careful - - 

Well, you know what to tell them - - 

- - about all this . 

Go ahead , Bob . 

You got to be careful now - The hotboxes are open - 
the hotlines are open at the houses there, so 
everything you say is being listened to. 

Yes; okay. In that case, just want to say hello 

and we're having a super good time looking forward 

to what's coming, and we thank you for the news, 
Robert . 

Roger. 

And my impression of the world, philosophically, 
I suppose you'll be getting from time to time, 
but it sure hasn't changed. 



Tape IT/IY 



CC Roger, Gene. 

CDR It's sure beautiful. It's sure "beautiful and, 

looking "back at it, there's several billion people 
who have got a lot to work for because it's one of 
the most beautiful sights we've ever seen here. 

CC Roger, Gene. You guys are sounding great and doing 

real great. We're pressing right on here. 

CDR I just want to emphasize. Bob, that these first 

2 days - of course , yesterday was a pretty good 
day, but today we're catching up and - and, as I 
say, on the food consumption, don't be expecting 
too much. 



CC Roger. 

CDR Acclimation and familiarity, and stowage and pre- 

paration, and enjoyment and relaxation - are ready 
to call it a day today, which is probably the most 
ideal day in the Flight Plan to put it , because 
it's probably the only one we'll have. 



CC Roger. 

CDR Not that they aren't all going to be enjoyable. 

LMP Hey, Bob, your hourly weather report is due and - 

(laughter) I'll wait awhile. I keep losing your 
comm. 



00 22 25 ll+ CC Okay. 

00 22 26 06 LMP Bob, you there? 



CC Roger, Jack. We're standing by. 

LMP Okay, I had a q.uick - quick look axid just to bring 

you up to date, we're starting to be able to see 
the coast of Asia. The Philippines are wide open 
today. And the - that tropical storm Theresa that 
I mentioned I thought I could see - indeed, I'm 
sure that's what that little concentrated mass of 
clouds was north of New Guinea. And, I suspect, 
although I didn't get a good fix on it, that the 
folks in Guam may be in for some heavy weather. 



Tape 17/18 



CC Roger. 

LMP Oh, and. Bob, I got another pair of pictures. And 

that would he up to I3I+. 

CC Roger. That's on Novemher November, is that 

affirm? 

LMP That's affirm. 

CC Good. Good show, 

LMP And that was taken - the last pass, about 10 min- 

utes ago, if you want to keep track of GET. 

CC Roger. Thanks, Jack; I'm doing that. 

CC Just for some information for Ron, in partic^llar. 

We've evaluated the data from the mapping camera 
and the pan camera cycling there and it looks 
real good. Everything looks right normal. 

00 22 28 1+5 CMP Hey, that's outstanding. Good deal. 

00 22 35 01 LMP Bob, how do you read 17? 

CC 17, read you 5 by. 

LMP That's the strangest-sounding Bob I ever heard. 

CC He's taking a short break. 

LMP Okay. Good. Nice to talk with you. Hey, I don't 



know whether you were around. Gene, the other day 
when I was talking about the circialation patterns 
around Antarctica. We were looking then at the 
Indian Ocean - actually. South Atlantic in the 
Indian Ocean region. And you see the same pattern 
at about the same latitude, say 60 degrees south, 
where all the linear cloud patterns which presum- 
ably are - reflect the various cold fronts have - 
are arcuate with their convex sides , or more 
actually, almost pointed sides are all lined up 
in a west-to-east direction around that latitude. 
It's quite a spectacular appearing circulation 
pattern. And the little wave that I mentioned on 
New Zealand seems to be beginning to form another 



Tape 17/19 



arrow or another convex point on that front that's 
fitting right into the same clrciilation pattern. 



CC Okay, copy. 

LMP That would make four of those major convex fronts 

that I can see from this view crossing - south of 
Australia up into the South Pacific. 



CC Okay. 

LMP On - on that tropical storm that was Theresa, I 

don't know whether they're still calling it now - 
that now, but I'm not sure it may be a little south 
of Guam. Guam may not be in trouble with that one. 

CC It looks like it's just a bit to the west of Manila 

there - about ? or 6 degrees , no more than that 
about. It looks like it's about 5 degrees west of 
Manila and about 5 degrees south. And it is still 
called Theresa. 



00 22 39 5h LMP Okay, Gene, if you're still there, I don't like 

to argue with you but I think our analysis chart 
is a little more up to date. 

CC Okay. 

LMP That center ~ that area that you just mentioned is 

very clear now - east of the Philippines. Did you 
say west or east of the Philippines? 

CC West of the Philippines. 

LMP Okay, that a.rea that you mentioned, 5 degrees east, 

is very clear and the center of the - what appears 
*o be the storm that I'm speaking of, would be 
about 1I+2 longitude and maybe 8 degrees north 
latitude . 



CC Okay , 

LMP Vn-iich would put it south of Guam. 

CC Okay, yes, you're over in the area between Guam 

and the Carolines, then. 



Tape 17/20 



LMP 
CC 

LMP 

CC 

00 22 1+0 5h LMP 



Say again. Gene? 

You're over in the area between Guam and the 
Carolines, then. You're saying it would be just 
about due west of the Carolines, then. 



Okay. 

Yes, you're probably looking at a - oh , I don't 
know - maybe a what - a 12-hour old prog, or 
something? 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 18/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



00 22 i+O 58 LMP 12-hour-old prog, or something. 

CC Yes, that's the one I had for lautnch date. 

LMP Okay. Well, it's - it's - moved quite a hit now, 

and I guess it's the same storm; still seems to 
be very well organized hut quite concentrated and 
small . 



CC 



Okay. I'll get a new prog in and compare your 
estimage there. 



00 22 hi 30 LMP Okay. I think that's pretty good - those - li+2 

and 8 degrees would be pretty good center of that 
storm. I've got some pretty good coor - I can 
see Mindanao, and I can see the - let's see - 
just a second - what is that on Australia? 

OC 22 k2 12 LMP Yes, of course, that is Port Moresby. I can see 

that point there, and between those two - I can 
pin that one down probably within a couple of 
degrees . 

CC Okay. We'll get a satellite photo and bring it 

in here in just a bit. 

00 22 50 23 LMP Houston, canister number k is in Bravo now. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

00 22 56 36 LMP Houston, 11. 

CC Go ahead, 17- 

LMP Okay, Bob. That storm off the - just off the 

southwest coast of New Zealand is still intensi- 
fying and has both high and low level clouds as 
you can see by shadow lines. It looks like it 
may go into pretty - pretty fair storm system. 
Borneo is very clear today; and, as is the' Phil- 
ippines . And as I mentioned, there's a - looks 
like a very strong frontal system that stretches 



Tape 18/2 



from, oh, let's say, the south coast of - or 
southeast coast of Vietnam up - up between and 
across Tai - between the Philippines and Taiwan 
and across Taiwan. And right along, and I can't 
tell I think. Just off - Just south of Japan. I 
can't tell whether Japan is in the front or not. 
I'll look at it some more. The strongest storm 
center that I can see on that is - is way north, 
and probably - Hokkaido is - has a fair amount of 
weather from that storm system. There seems to 
be a tropical depression just north of Borneo. 
A very strong circulation system north of Borneo 
and, I guess, just south of - of Vietnam. 

CC Roger. 

00 22 59 01 LMP Probably south - probably southeast. I hadn't 

noticed it before, but it's extremely concentrated 
northern hemisphere cycl - cyclone pattern. I 
don't know whether that's on your prog or not. 
That's not what's left of Sally, is it? 

CC Stand by. Let me look at the prog over here a 

sec. Okay. We - it doesn't show on the old one; 
the new one is coming in there shortly. Jack. 

LMP Okay. If that is a developing depression, it's 

approaching Luzon and not very far away - 
2 or 3 degrees of longitude now, although Luzon 
is clear. 

CC Roger. 

00 23 00 02 LMP I can see Korea quite well. Bob. It's clear today. 

CC Yes, we - we've got the fronts. The leading edge 

of the front on our prog was past Korea and on 
Japan, and you've got it moving quite a bit 
further east there. 

LMP Well, I'm not absolutely sure - 

00 23 00 22 LMP MASTER ALARM on the accumulator. 

CC Roger. We copy. 



Tape 18/3 



00 23 00 33 LMP I can't make out Japan spe - specifically yet; 

"but it ' s clearly past Korea , and , by - iDy 
inspection, it looks like it would "be also past 
Japan "by now, the trailing edge of the front. 
However, the circulation center on farther north- 
east may "be affecting Hokkaido, as I said. 

CC Roger. Like I said, the front on the old prog for 

yesterday showed that front on the other side of 
Japan, so it's moved across pretty well. 

00 23 01 26 LMP As I recall, they had a tropical storm called 

Sally that went into - ... a few days ago , and so 
I suspect this new one that seems - that I think 
I see between Borneo and "Vietnam mayhe something 
else; a new depression or I may "be - "be fooled by 
it. 

00 23 02 16 LMP Mainland China, Bob, was the last pass here. I 

can't see the Ear - see the Earth now, but Mainland 
China looked like it was clear as far as I could 
see . There might be another front quite a ways 
inland, but that gets right at the LM, and I can't 
tell. But Korea, Yellow Sea, and the regions of 
China south of there - Shanghai , Nanking and those 
places are - look as if they are quite clear 
today, I'll check that again next time around. 

00 23 02 50 CC Roger. And, Jack, we are ready to terminate the 

charge on BATTERY B and start the charge on 
BATTERY A. 

00 23 03 OU LMP Okay. That's in work. 

00 23 ok 23 LMP Houston, for your information, system test TA is 

about 0.6. 

CC Say that eigain , Jack. I missed that. 0.6 on 

system test 7A? 

00 23 oh 36 LMP That's affirm. Battery compartment pressure. 

CC Thank you. Jack. 



Tape 18/1+ 

00 23 05 13 IMP Okay, Bob. BATTERY A is being charged nov. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

00 23 07 02 LMP Bob, you got any of the LMies in there today 



CC 



LMP 



LMP 



LMP 



Any of your LMies? Roger. They're all sitting 
by. Just gave me a big thumbs up. Jack. 

Okay. Give them a thumbs up on the rendezvous 
radar antenna. It looks real good. 



CC Roger. 



I'm nose-to-nose vith it practically here at about 
2 feet, and it's extremely clean. And I see 
absolutely no sign of any - anything abnormal 
vith it . 



CC Roger. 



Matter of fact, compared to some of the flaking 
problems and things like that ve've heard about 
in the past, I never saw a cleaner piece of hard- 
ware that that LM looks right now. 



CC Roger. 



LMP 



Appropriately, finally we're getting - we're 
starting to use it during the Christmas season. 
It sure looks like a Christmas package with all 
the orange tape on it. 

CC Roger. 

00 23 08 38 CC Ron, we got your NOUN - KOUN 05 . 

00 23 08 1+2 CMP Okay. I'll go ahead and accept that one this time, 

00 23 09 29 CC We got the 9 degrees, Ron. You can torque. 

00 23 09 36 CMP Okay. I'll torque at 9i+0. 



Tape 18/5 



00 23 09 kh CC Okay. We got it. 

00 23 09 56 CC And, Jack, we've "been looking at our records. We 

don't have a previous SYSTEMS TEST reading for 
T Alfa. Do you recall any previous readings on 
that one? 

00 23 10 3^ LMP Okay. That looks like another accumulator cycle - 

got a MASTER ALAEM. 

CC We dropped data just then. Jack, so we can't 

concur or confirm it . That ' s exactly the right 
time - - 

LMP ... all right . 

00 23 11 05 LMP Boh, you cut out about your SYSTEMS TEST meter 

discussion. 

CC Roger, Jack. Do you have any previous 7 Alfa 

readings? We don't have any in our log here 
written. We're just wondering what the past 
readings on that were . 

LMP No , I think that was the first one we would have 

heen called to make after a battery charge, right? 

CC That's affirm. Jack. 

CC Go ahead, Jack. I - you're coming in very weak. 

LMP Well, I didn't intend to be transmitting. We 

were just discussing the battery vent and things. 
We may have missed something in the d\xmp checklist. 
We ' 11 check it out . 

CC Wo, sir. We don't think so. We just thought may- 

you might have read it earlier. 

00 23 12 22 LMP Oh, yes, you want the battery vent - It should be 

closed now, right? 

CC Stand by. Jack. 

LMP Okay. Ron says it ought to be open. 



Tape 18/6 



CC 
LMP 

00 23 12 38 CC 

00 23 12 1+1 LMP 
CC 

LMP 
CC 

00 23 13 06 LMP 



CC 

00 23 13 57 CC 
LMP 

00 23 15 11 LMP 

00 23 15 21 CC 
00 23 15 23 LMP 



That - that's affirm. 

. . . checked the checklist . 

It should be open. That - there's no question 
ahout that . It should be open . 

Okay . It ' s open . 

Really, there's no problem. Jack. It should be 
open , but the value appears a bit low to us , and 
we'd like to read it again before you go to sleep. 
We may want to close it. And a nominal reading 
would be 1.7 - - 



- - on that . 

Okay. We - we closed it when we were doing all 

our dumping some time back and neglected to open 

it again. So, it was closed when I gave you the 

reading, and it has been closed during some 

2 hours, anyway. I'll - you can figure out how 

long. 

Okay. We - we copy that. 

Jack, would you mind opening the vent and watching 
the system meter concurrently with it? 

Stand by. 

Well, it's - it's CLOSED now, and it's still 
reading what it - 0.6. Do you want us to open it 
again? 

Roger. Open the VENT and - - 

I mean, it's open now. I'm - I'm sorry. Bob. It 
is now open and reading 0.6. It read 0.6 when it 
was CLOSED. 



Tape 18/7 



CC Okay. Just leave it open now. 

IMP Okay . 

CC And we will want to still check it prior to your 

sleep period. 

LMP Okay . 

00 23 15 07 LMP Okay, Bob, a little update on the coast of Asia. 

It looks like some residual cloudiness would "be 
affecting the Pusan region of Korea. And, also, 
that's residual after the frontal passage. And 
it looks like maybe Shanghai, after all, may have 
some storms associated with it, but it's really 
hard to pick out exactly - the exact coast line 
of Asia, but I - there are some clouds in the 
Yellow Sea behind the front . Look like they might 
be possibly some high cirrus is all. 

CC Jack, do you still see that storm that you said 

was sitting between Guam and - Borneo in that area? 

00 23 17 07 LMP Okay. I see there is this cloud concentration 

between New Guinea and Guam. The more I look at 
it the less well developed it appears to me 
compared to some of the other circulation patterns . 
It could be just a residual depression from 
Teresa that has moved out into that area. It is 
an isolated, a relatively isolated cloud pattern, 
fairly small, but apparently fairly dense. But 
has - does not have a strong cyclonic pattern to 
it. Nothing at all like the pattern that now 
exists above Borneo and seems to be moving towards 
Luzon. 

CC Roger . We copy . 

SO Okay . 

00 23 22 09 CMP Okay, Houston. We're moving in the pieces of a 

Presleep Checklist. Here's some more read-outs 
for you. BATTEEY C is 37-0; PYRO BAT A, 37.2; 
PYRO BAT B, 37.2; RCS A, 95; Bravo, 9^; Charlie, 9^+ : 
Delta is 96. 



Tape 18/8 



00 23 22 1+5 CC Roger. We copy that. And if you've started it, 

we don't want you to reinitialize the PTC until 
ahout 21+00 on the time line. 

CMP Okay. We're - we're just getting a little ahead - 

we - took us longer last night on the presleep 
than we expected. We're trying to work it out 
again . 

CC Yes. We don't to - we want to terminate the waste 

stowage vent at that time, because we think that 
that vent is what's contrihuting to our PTC coning, 

CMP Okay. We're - we're not - we're not really ready 

to go to sleep yet, but we're Just moving ahead. 

CC • Roger. 



CMP 
CC 



And if it's okay, I'll cycle the fans. 
Roger. We're standing by. 
00 23 2k 53 CMP Okay. The fans are off. 

CC Roger. 

00 23 29 06 CC Say, Jack, we got a request in here from our ARIA 

friends . 

LMP Go ahead. 



CC 



LMP 
CC 



They were Just wondering if your looking out that 
way, if you could give them some sort of update 
of what the weather in the Wake Island - Kwajalein - 
the south of the Wake area looks like. 

Okay. Let me work on that one. 

Okay. You're going to mearn - earn your American 
Meteorological Society badge here pretty quick. 



00 23 29 k6 IMP Okay. Let me get the monocular, and we'll look 

at Wake Island. I miss having all those nice 
latitude and longitude lines on the globe. 



Tape 18/9 



. . . there . 

Okay, Bob. I'll probably have to work on this 
one a little more, hut - hut it looks like around 
Wake, or in the vicinity of the Kwajaleins and 
north of Wake, about all you have is a lot of 
cloudiness although - and in a generally - over 
wide part of that Pacific, I'm talking about 15 
or 20 degrees of longitude and latitude, there's 
a - roughly a clock - a clockwise circulation 
pattern. But the clouds do not look very dense 
or concentrated in any one area. And at leading 
off to the southeast from that general cloud mass , 
there 're cyclonic - anticyclonic cloud mass is 
a - is one of the old fronts - or at least one of 
the old linear cloud patterns that extends down 
into the South Pacific. 

CO Roger, Jack. I'm sure that the ARIA troops are 

listening down at Patrick and caught all that. 

LMP Well, my guess is, Bob, and it's purely a guess, 

is that there - probably - if they were out there 
right now, would be experiencing an intermediate 
layer of clouds with scattered showers . And a 
not too strongly developed circulation system, so 
I can't predict the winds. But I wouldn't expect 
them to be anything - anything what might be 
down - associated with the remnants of the tropical 
depression Theresa. Now that Theresa - what's 
left of it, if I'm correct in - in picking it out 
there, probably is - is moving in that direction, 
although it looks weak enough. But right now I 
don't think it would be any big problem. And it 
may, in fact, go south of there. 

00 23 36 55 CC Roger. The prog I got in my hand for 3-hour-old 

weather has Theresa located just about in the 
Manila area. Did you concur with that, or do you 
think it passed the - the Philippines? 

00 23 37 09 IMP Well, I don't - Manila's clear. The only thing 

approaching near Manila is - is this other storm 
center that now is north of Borneo. And to the 
east of Manila, it's clear all the way over to 
this little cloud mass that I was guess might be 
Theresa. 



CC 

00 23 3h 26 LMP 



Tape 18/10 



CC Roger. All I say, this is 3 hours old so 

IMP And that's about - I gave Gene Kranz some 

coordinates on it. You can look it up. Those 
were pretty good coordinates for that cloud mass. 
Now whether that's really Theresa or not, I don't 
know. 

00 23 37 h3 CC We got one thing with - for the last couple of 

hours here, we've been getting high-bit-rate data 
through our new facility - a new facility at 
Tidblnbilla. Tidbinbilla is to a 210 dish, and 
they're covering the first - - 



LMP 



CC 



between Wake in the Kwajaleins, Marshall 

Islands, in that area, it doesn't look like a very 
concentrated weather pattern, although it looks 
like you'll have ceilings in that region. And 
they're overcast ceilings rather than broken. 
Except around the fringes of it. 



CC Roger. 

LMP We'll keep an eye on it of course. 

00 23 38 35 CC Jack, how do you read us now? 

LMP You're loud and clear, 

CC Okay, 17, for the last 2 hours, we've been getting 

high-bit-rate data from a new facility, the 
facility at Tidbinbilla and they're working their 
first Apollo flight ever, you might give them a 
cheery hellow. 

LMP Tidbinbilla, is that correct? 



That's affirmative. It's very close to the Honey- 
suckle base - - 



LMP Where is that? 



CC 



Very close to Honeysuckle. 



Tape 18/11 



00 23 39 19 LMP Well, how you doing - how you doing mikes? We 

certainly appreciate you guys "being on the loop 
for this one. 

00 23 1+0 U6 CC IT, Houston. We'd like ACCEPT, and we'll update 

your gyro drift, the pitch, roll, and yaw drifts. 

00 23 ho 57 CDR Okay, got ACCEPT and POO. 

hi 01 CC Roger. 

00 23 U5 57 CC 17 J Houston. The computer is yours. And you can 

go "back to attitude and reinitialize PTC whenever 
you want to. 

CDR Go aiiead. Boh. 

00 23 U6 06 CC The computer is yours , Gene - - 

CDR Go ahead. We're reading you. 

CC You can go to attitude and reinitialize PTC when- 

ever you want to . 

00 23 1+6 19 CDR Okay. Did you mean to leave the computer with 

VERB 21 NOUN 01 up? 

00 23 1+6 23 CC Roger. That's your computer with that - as you 

got it . 

CDR Okay; that's right. That's lU 62. Okay. 

CC 17, Houston. 

LMP Roger. Go ahead. 

00 23 50 15 CC Roger. We've got a recommended configuration for 

your H^ fans and heaters. We would like the 

HEATERS 1 and 2 to AUTO and H^ FANS 1 and 2, 

OFF; 3 to AUTO. Your 0^ heaters look good. 



Tape 18/12 



LMP Okay. Let me verify that I've got these right. 

HEATERS 1, 2, AUTO. 0^ HEATERS, 1 OFF; 2, OFF; 

3, AUTO. FANS - FANS, you want OFF; OFF; 

and AUTO. Is that correct? 

CO That's what ve want on the FANS. And the 0 

is fine, as you've got it. ^ 

00 23 51 ik LMP Okay. They're OFF, OFF - Okay; H FANS: OFF, OFF, 

and AUTO. 

00 23 51 19 CC That's affirmative, Jack. 

00 23 51 35 CDR Okay, Bob. I just cleaned the suit circuit return 

valve screen, here. It was probably, as expected, 
a little crud on it . A few things have collected, 
but really not too bad. 

CO Roger, Gene. 

00 23 53 30 LMP Bob, a little more about Wake and the Marshalls 

and Kwajalein. That large pattern of what appear 
to be broken to overcast clouds in a - a clockwise 
circulation pattern - crosses the equator region 
now that I've tried to project that through. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

00 23 57 27 CC 17, Houston. 

CMP 17, go ahead. 

00 23 57 36 CC Roger, Ron. When you stop the present roll on 

the PTC to reinitialize, pick a roll angle of 315 
or 130 for stopping, so that we have good comm 
during the damping period. 

CMP Okay. 315 or 120, okay? 

CC 130, Ron. 

CMP Okay. 315 or 130. 



Tape 18/13 



CC Roger. That'll give us good comm to watch the 

data on the damping. 

CMP Okay . 

01 00 00 3k CDR Hello, Houston. Hov do you read? 

CC Read you loud and clear, 17. 

01 00 00 ho CDR Okay. We're at 300. Do you want us to go to 

315 yet, or is 300 going to be okay? 

CC That's good enough. Gene. And we'd like you to 

close your waste vent at this time, please. 

CDR Okay . 

01 00 01 12 CDR Okay. It's CLOSED now. 

CC Roger. 

01 00 01 37 CC And, 17, Houston. We've got the same recommen- 

dation. We recommend Alfa and Bravo for damping; 
Bravo and Delta for spinup. Over. 

CDR That was Alfa and Bravo for damping and Bravo and 

Delta for spinup. 

CC That's affirmative 

01 00 Ok 51 CC 17, Houston. 

CMP Go ahead. 

CC If one of you want to break out the Flight Plan 

Supplement , we have a change to the E-LOADS on 
page ikS due to the change of gyro- compensation 
parameters . If you wajit to copy them down when 
you get the Supplement out . 

CDR Okay. We'll give you a call. 

CC Roger. We'll be standing by. 



Tape I8/1I+ 



01 00 06 27 CDR Okay, Bob. We're in our - ve're on our damping 

cycle now. 

CC Roger. We're watching you. Gene. 

01 00 12 13 CDR Bob, I just hit the control stick. It's locked 

again in roll; it may have bumped it a little bit. 

CC Roger, Gene. We copy. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 19/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 00 12 11 CDR Bob, I just hit the control stick. It's locked 

again in roll. I may have bumped it a little bit. 

CC Roger, Gene. We copy. 

01 00 17 15 CDR Houston, IT. Okay if ve CLOSE the waste stowage 

vent now? Oh, okay. I'm sorry. It's CLOSED. 

CC Roger, IT. 

CDR Forget it. We got it. I - I was left out. 

LMP Okay, Bob. On the film status, we're still where 

we were, November-November, 13^. And I'll prob- 
ably take two more pictures before we go to sleep. 

CC Roger. We copy. 



CC 



Okay. And, 17, if one of you are down in the LEB, 
could you give us a read-out on SYSTEMS TEST T 
Alfa? 



CDR Stand by. 

01 00 20 58 CDR Houston, IT. 7 Alfa is 0.6. 

CC Roger. 7 Alfa equals 0.6. 

01 00 22 5^ LMP Okay, Houston; IT. Are we configured properly now 

for comm? 

CC Stand by, Gor - stand by. Jack. 

LMP Okay. I've got -I'm going OMNI Bravo right now. 

CC We're in good shape on the comm, and we'll be 

controlling the omnis. 

IMP Roger, Bob. 

CC IT, the rates look great. We're ready to initialize 

FTC. 



Tape 19/2 



CDR Okay, Bob. 

01 00 27 li+ CDR Okay, Bob. PTC Is initiated. 

CO Roger, Gene. We copy, and we watch the roll start. 

01 00 33 06 CDR Hello, Houston. I think we've got everything done 

on the checklist. The chlorine has been - water 
has been chlorinated, we're in PTC, and I think 
Jack picked up everything else. How does it look 
to you? 



CC 



CDR 



CDR 



CDR 



CC 



Roger, Gene. Let's - let us make a check through 
the room here, and then just a reminder that I've 
got that addition on the E-LOADS for the - in the 
Flight Plan Supplement. 

Yes. Stand by. Jack's going to keep the headset 
on and the biomed, and he'll close you out with that 
and if there's nothing else, I'm going to go off 
the air . 



CC Roger, Gene, 



Okay, say good night to my friends back there. 



CC We certainly will, 



Hey, Just so that we know, it is about midnight, 
right? 

It's about 7 minutes after midnight. Gene. 



CDR Okay, Just didn't want - wanted to make zure it 

wasn't noon. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Good night there, Robert. 

CC Good night. Gene. 

CMP Okay. Say good night, Dick. 



Tape 19/3 



01 00 36 i+8 LMP Bo"b? This is Jack. Your last report for the day 

as the Earth goes past window 5. The first thing 
I noticed was that otir zero phase point is not 
nearly as bright on the west coast of Australia as 
it is on the - was on the east. And it's looking 
right at the coastline now and see no bright spot 
in the center. Also, that circulation pattern or 
tropical depression possibly that I saw earlier 
north of Borneo is now even more strongly developed 
at the tail end of the front that stretches up 
toward Japan. And it - it really looks like a 
humdinger from here. Beautiful circulation pattern 
and very concentrated. And it is now east of 
Vietnam, and again between Vietnam and - and the 
island of Luzon. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

LMP And I'd be very - be very curious to know tomorrow 

morning if you - you people are carrying that one 
on their progs or on their analysis chart . 

CC Roger . 

01 00 hi 33 LMP Okay, Bob. You want me to erase something on 

page I-U3 and insert something else? 

CC That's affirmative, Jack. On 1-^+3 under column A, 

down at line 11 and 12 and 13. Just to make sure 
you're at the right spot, the line 11 0-data is 
00115. Do you copy that? Do you see that? 

LMP I'm with you. 

CC Okay. Change that line to 0037T . 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Change line 12 to OOO5O. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC And line 13, 00523. Over. 



Tape 19/h 



LMP Okay, I got that and (laughter) as you might 

imagine, when I said erase, I did. And do you 
have the OU and the 05 again, please? That is, if 
they're pertinent. 

CC Stand hy. Jack. I'm lost myself here a second. 

LMP See, you gave me an update on 3OT0I+ and 31005, and 

I Just erased it, 

CC Okay. The Oh under colmn B is 3I+761, and the 

05 line under column B is 15^03. Over, 

LMP Okay, Here we go. In line Alfa, 311* n, OO37Y; 

315 12, OOO5O; 316 13, 00523. In line Bravo, 
307 0I+ is 3^761; 310 05 is 15^+03. Over. 

01 00 UU 13 CC Roger. We copy. Jack. Just a reminder to he sure 

and configure the comm per the presleep checklist , 
And, Just for your information. Jack, I - I hold 
you at 100,116 miles. I was going to give you a 
call at 100,000 even, and then I got talking to 
you. So you've crossed the 100,000 mark right 
now. Tomorrow, you're probably not going to be 
giving us our weather report. You'll be too far 
out, but we'll probably be starting to hear from 
the Moon, huh? 

LMP We're not going to see much of the Moon, you know. 

It's going to be pretty dark, so I'll have to keep 
looking at the Earth. 

CC Roger . 

LMP Pretty good - pretty interesting place. Very 

interesting place. 

CC I 'm real sure . 

LMP And I guess - I guess, maybe, I - 100,000 miles. 

My goodness gracious. That's impressive. 

CC Yes, sir. You're slowing down all the way. Jack. 

LMP Well, it's sure downhill all - all the way back, 

isn't it? 



Tape 19/5 



CC That's for s\are. 

CC Jack, did the CMP get off the line, and is he 

sacked out now, too? 

LMP Yes, I lost both those guys. They - they decided 

they wanted to sleep, and I may "be rumbling around 
here for a while hut I took - we all three took 
Seconal, so I think we'll get to sleep before long. 

CC Roger. Just give us a call if you need anything, 

and we'll be watching everything there, and 
pleasant dreams. 

LMP Now, you don't really mean that, do you? 

CC Well, I can't come up and tuck you in so - hope 

you have a good sleep. You need lots of rest up 
there, gang. 

LMP I'll tell you, Bob, about halfway though this day, 

I think I acclimated. And I really feel good. 
I've been eating a lot better, and I'm not - the 
only thing I ever really felt was a slight headache. 
It really ~ not the fullness of the head that 
people described, I guess, but just a little head- 
ache. I could have been looking at the Earth too 
much. I don't know. 

CC Roger, Jack, You've been sounding good. 

LMP Oh, actually, I feel - I've been feeling fine. 

Just - none of us have felt like eating. And that's 
probably normal, and everybody's eating more now, 
and we'll start getting to sleep, I think, 

CC Roger. Jack, Just a reminder on that comm for the 

presleep checklist. It's important to us because 
we can get the - we can get high-bit-rate data 
more. 

LMP Bob, he cut out, but I'm in the comm sleep con- 

figiiration now. I'm working that way. 

CC Okay. Ed Grindell was shaking his head for a 

minute. Now he says as long as you're working 
that way. 



Tape 19/6 



LMP Bot, you still cut out. Let's try it again. 

CC No — no protlem. Jack, Just a reminder on the 

coEnn; that's all. We're watching you go through 
the checklist here. 

LMP Okay . 

01 00 1+9 19 LMP I'm on HIGH GAIN now, and OMNI Bravo selected. 

LMP How do you read. Bob, on the HIGH GAIN? 

CC Read you loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Okay. And it's in REACQ and NARROW. 

01 00 1+9 50 CC Stand "by. Stand "by on that. Jack. 

CC Say, Jack, can we refer you to the checklist on 

S/1-27, a sleep configuration there, where you 
S-BAND SQUELCH, ENABLE, et cetera? 

01 00 50 50 LMP Roger. I'm ENABLED. 

LMP Oh, et cetera. Yes. 

CC Roger . 

LMP Okay. I'll get to that in a minute. Bob. Who 

knows, I might have something else to say. 

CC Okay . ( Laught er ) 

LMP Bob, I Just probably ought to qualify all those 

remarks about the Earth's weather. It's purely 
novice talking about something he is very un- 
familiar with, except for having a longstanding 
interest in it. And I think the one philosophical 
point, if any, that comes out of it is that some- 
body, probably 3-1/2 billion years ago or so, 
could have looked at the Earth and described 
patterns not too dissimilar. And it was within 
those patterns that life developed, and now you 
see, I think, and obvious to everybody, what that 
life has progressed to doing. And I certainly 
think all of us feel that it has not stopped doing 
that progression, and we'll probably see it do 
things that even you and I can't imagine them doing. 
I certainly hope so. 



Tape 19/7 



CC Roger, Jack. Ve concur. 

01 00 5^ 11 liMP Bob, you always wished that you had a poet on board 

one of these missions, so he could describe things 
that we're seeing and looking at and feeling in 
terms that might - might transmit at least a part 
of that feeling to everybody in the world. Unfor- 
tunately, that's not the case. But he certainly 
couldn't look at that fragile blue globe and not 
think about the ancient sails of life that are 
crossing its paths and wonder ahead to the - up 
to the present, to the modern sails of life that 
are represented by men that developed out of that 
life that are sitting there next to you and that 
are the country in all sorts of different guises 
and working towards the same end, and that is to 
put that life farther into the universe. I cer- 
tainly hope that someday, in the not-too-distant 
future, the guy can fly who can express these 
things . 

CC Roger, Jack. You're doing a pretty good job 

expressing them. 

01 00 58 29 CC Jack, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Jack, we'd like to go to select OMNI Bravo, and 

stow the high gain the the normal stowage. It's 
customary we do not use the high gain for FTC going 
TLC. 

LMP Okay, Bob, I'm sorry, but the checklist indicated 

that you do all go back to OMNI Bravo. 

CC Roger. It's probably ambiguous. If you end up 

going up on the checklist, up to the top of 1-28, 
it shows you where you want OMNI Bravo. 

LMP Ambiguous Is the best word I can think of for it , 

CC Say again. Jack. 

LMP Ambiguous is the best word I can think of for it . 



Tape 19/8 



CC Roger. We - I concur. I should have prohably 

called you earlier and Just pointed out on the 
Flight Plan where it says presleep checklist. And 
then there's the word "coram," and it says "omni," 
and that leads you into the checklist and makes 
sure you use the OMNI setup for - for the sleep 
configuration. 

LMP Ho, ho, ho. Tricky fellows. I guess you're right. 

CC Yes, it's something we don't - we don't - sim PTCs, 

TLCs, and TECs very often. That's for sure. 

LMP Well, that's "because we have a whole day to learn 

out here. 

CC That's affirmative. 

LMP OMNI Bravo. 

CC Roger . 

01 01 25 kh LMP Okay, Bob. I think I'll hit the hay. How does 

everything look to you? 

CC Looking pretty good, Jack, We'd like the S-BAND 

NORMAL VOICE to OFF, and S-BAKD SQUELCH ENABLE, 
please. 

LMP Yes, I'll get that. I just want to make sure that 

PTC and everthing looks good. 

CC Yes, it looks real fine. Jack. 

LMP Okay. Talk to you in the morning - or to somebody, 

anyway. 

CC Roger. Par - Parker will wake you up, I think. 

LMP Oh, gosh. 

01 01 26 26 CC Have a good sleep. 



END OP TAPE 



Tape 20-23/1 

APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUTTD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 21; /I 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROmro VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

01 09 00 38 CC Apollo 17, Houston. Good morning. 

01 09 01 06 CDR Is that the best you could do? 

CC That ' s not very good either . Give us a call when 

you want to talk to us . 

LMP Good morning to you. 

CDR How's everything look. Boh? 

CC You guys look absolutely super. No problem at all. 

CDR Nice way to wake up. Maybe we'll Just sleep in for 

a few more hours . 

Stand by. I'll check on that. 

(Laughter) . 

Bob, IT. How do you read? 

IT, this is Gordo. Bob Just finished up his work- 
day with that last call, and I'll be on now. 











CC 


01 


09 


02 


25 


CDR 


01 


09 


21 


09 


CDR 


01 


09 


21 


12 


CC 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 25/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUHD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

01 09 31 23 LMP Houston, 1?. How do you read? 

CC Loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Good morning, Gordy. How you doing? 

CC Real good. How about you? 

LMP We all feel pretty good this morning. Got some 

reports for you. 

CC Okay. Ready to copy. 

LMP Okay, on the CDR. PRD is 1702 5; 6-1/2 hours good 

sleep. One Seconal, which is the one I reported 
last night, so that's just one now. Had a - 
yesterday, midday or so - he had a nausea pill for 
gas. And we hadn't found the other gas pill, so 
he tried that one. And he drank, since I last 
reported, two and a half containers of water. 

CC Roger. 

LMP The CDR food intake, as with all of us , is a little 

bit random, and I don't know exactly the best way 
to report it, unless you want it all in detail. 

CC Let me check while you - Go on, and I'll see if 

they want a detailed description of the food or not. 

LMP Okay. LMP medical. PRD 2i+036; 5-1/2 to 6 hours 

good sleep, 1 intermittent. Again, I had a Seconal 
but that's the same Seconal I mentioned last night. 
And since last report - I guess one - two and a 
half containers of fluid. Water. 

CC Okay. 

LMP And just for checking on the water intake, you 

should have me down for six containers of water. 

CC Roger. Six total. 



Tape 25/2 



LMP That's affirm. 

LMP CMP medical. PRD is 15023; 7-1/2 hours very good 

sleep. He had the same Seconal we had. And, 
since last report, has three water containers for 
a total of six now. 

CC Roger. 

CC Jack, I guess we do want an accounting of all the 

food. Whatever you think is the hest way to re- 
port it. 

01 09 35 19 LNIP Okay, Gordy. Back on the CDR, and I'll just tell 

you what we ate. For the day 2. CDR: mixed fruit, 
that's the can, instant breakfast, one vitamin pill, 
a bag of tea, turkey and gravy, the wet pack, and 
orange juice. 

CO Roger. 

LMP Okay. The LMP: cinnamon toast bread, mixed fruit, 

instant breakfast, coffee, lemonade, peach arabrosia, 
one vitamin, one slice of bread, grapefruit drink, 
gingerbread, orange drink. And I have one coiii- 
plaint. Somebody slighted me on a caramel candy 
in meal C. 



CC 



Roger. We'll start an investigation. 



LMP Yes, it was not there. Okay. CMP: the spiced 

oat cereal, mixed fruit, instant breakfast, and 
coffee, potato soup, ajnd peach ambrosia. That's 
8.11 for breakfast. And then later on, he had 
chocolate pudding and a grape drink. And let's 
see - we all - You might log him for a vitamin pill 
and me for a vitamin pill. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Oh, yes, I forgot. It's here; one frankfurter, 

for lunch. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 25/3 



LMP 



IMP 



CC 
LMP 



And we just changed LiOH canister as per the 
Flight Plan. 



CC Okay. 



And in a minute, I'll have weather report for you. 



01 09 37 57 CC Very well. 

01 09 ho 58 LMP Hey, Gordy, 

CC Go ahead. 



LMP Gordy, the null bias check. Plus 0.9 and 

100 seconds. 

CC Okay, one question G&C had. Do you do that null 

hias at plus 100 or minus 100 on the EMS counter? 

LMP Plus 100. 

CC Okay, and it's increased up to 101.9, right? 

LMP No, it increased to 100.9. 

Roger. Miscopied you; 0.9. Okay; thank you. 



Yes, okay. Seems to me like last night it was 
100.7. 



CC Roger. 

CC And for o-ur part of the postsleep checklist, I 

have the consvimahles status, if you'd care to 
listen. 

01 09 h2 22 LMP Stand by, Gordy. 

01 09 U5 11 LMP Gordy, we'll take your consumables in a second. 

Let me bring you up to date on the weather around 
the world, if you're interested. 

CC Yes, we are; go ahead. 



Tape 



LMP Africa, looks in pretty good shape. There is a - 

except for an area probably around Zambia and 
Rhodesia in the tropical convergence zone there, 
where it looks pretty cloudy and probably quite 
rainy. There's a very strong circulation pattern 
and presumably a storm off - just off the coast of 
northwest Africa. Very spectacular spiral forma- 
tion of clouds in a cyclone development. It looks 
like there are probably two fairly weak cyclones - 
Southern Hemisphere cyclones in the South Atlantic. 
One, southwest of Cape of Good Hope, and the other 
about due vest of - of the Falkland Islands, maybe 
a little bit north of that. South America looks 
to be in quite good shape weatherwise, except pos- 
sibly Uruguay and maybe northern Argentina which 
appear to have a - at least some fairly thick 
clouds there, although no strong circulation as- 
sociated with this. ... 



01 09 hQ 01 CC Okay, Jack. We got all that up to Argentina, 

the omni switch kind of cut you off. 



CC 



then 



Jack, we got the - at least the first part of your 
weather report fine up through the clouds in 
northern Argentina, and then the switch in omnis 
cut you out. 



Okay, that was about it, Gordy. Ttiat's - I'll 
talk to you some more later about it. I guess the 
main thing I need now is - are youx consumables. 

Okay. By the way, you were looking back from more 
than halfway to the Moon. You're about 125,000 
out now. On the consumables, the RCS is running 
at 1.3 percent over the Flight Plan line. On the 
0^: tanks 2 and 3 are right on the line, and 

tank 1 is about h percent below the line. But it's 
been there all the way since launch, that same bias 
on tank 1, On the hydrogen: tanks 1 and 3 are 
right on the line, tank 2 is about 3 percent above 
the line. All in all, you're looking real good 
c on s umab lewi s e . 



LMP 



Okay. That's hardly worth writing down, I guess. 



Tape 2 5/5 



CMP That's the way we like to see it. 

CC Same here. The only other thing I have in the way 

of updates is a PIPA hlas update. You can load it 
yourself, or we can load it when we come up with 
the up-link prior to the "bum. Yotir choice. And 
then we'll have an update to the erasable load 
update and a supplement to correspond with that 
bias update. 

CDR Gordy, why don't you go ahead and load it yourself 

when you send up the vector? 

CC Okay, and I'll give you that update for the sup- 

plement. It's on 1-^4-3 whenever you're - whenever 
it's convenient. 

CDR Okay, Jack's getting that out. I ran another 

PIPA bias at minus 100, and it confirmed the first 
one. It ended up at 99-2. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Go ahead with your update on l-i+3, Gordy. 

CC Okay. It's in the load A of the octal ID of 03, 

which now reads 77252. Change that to 77655. 

LMP Did you copy, Gordy? 

CC I didn't copy your readbackj no. Okay, 306 03 

and Alfa 77655. 

01 09 52 U2 CC That's right. 

01 10 03 17 IMP Gordy, how do you read? 

CC Loud and clear. 

LMP Okay. For the reference on - on those menus, at 

least for the LMP, I think I'm probably putting 
8 or 9 ounces of water in the citrus drinks and 
those kind of things, rather than 7, which has 
probably upped my water intake some. 

CC Okay. 



Tape 25/6 



LMP And I think that prohal:ly goes for everybody 

That probably goes for - it goes for Ron and 
probably Gene also. 

01 10 03 52 CC Roger. 

01 10 10 05 CC 17, Houston. I have a little synopsis of the news 

here, if you'd like to listen during breakfast 
Let me know. 



CDR 
CC 



Okay, mighty fine. Send it up. 

Okay, front page first. In Paris, Henry Kissinger 
met for 30 minutes this morning with French Presi- 
dent George Pompidou at the El^-see Palace just 
hours before his scheduled conference with Worth 
Vietnamese Politburo member Le Due Tho - Tlio that 
is, North Vietnamese spokesmen accused Kissinger 
of attempting to force a peace settlement by 
threatening further escalation of the war. As both 
U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators expressed 
disappointment at the continued deadlock. Chief 
American delegate William J. Porter traveled to 
Brussels to brief Secretary of State William B. 
Rogers. Rogers will - will return later today 
from the NATO Conference of Ministers. This one 
IS datel - date - datelined Brussels. Diplomatic 
sources indicated today that NATO allies will re- 
quest negotiations with the Soviet Union and its 
allies on mutual troop reductions in central Europe 
Exploratory talks expected to begin about Janu- 
ary 31, with full-scale negotiations to follow 
sometime next fall. In Kansas City, vital life 

^' ^PP^^^ t° have stabilized. 

But the 88-year-old former President remains on the 
critical list at Kansas City's Research Hospital. 
Truman is suffering from lung congestion and heart 
weakness. In Argentina, aides to popular Argentine 
politician Juan Peron said that Peron will refuse 
the nomination to the presidency of Argentina and 
will return to exile during the coming week. And 
on the sports page. Rice coach Al Conover is ex- 
pected to reveal today - sometime today his deci- 
sion to either remain at Rice as head coach or move 
tc. his alma mater Wake Forest in a similar position. 
T^e Owl head coach has said that he has been offered 
the job and promises a yes-or-no decision today. 



Tape 25/T 



There is some speculation that head coach Joe 
Paterno of Penn State may move to a head coaching 
job in the pros next year. Paterno is busy pre- 
paring his Nittany Lions for a Sugar Bowl meeting 
with Oklahoma and is refusing to discuss the matter 
until after the game. Locally, the state high 
school football playoffs - - 



CDR Lost you, Gordo. 

01 10 12 1+T CC Say again? 

01 10 ik 26 CC Okay, 17. Continuing after being rudely inter- 

rupted by the omni switch, the state high school 
football playoffs here in Texas are underway and - 
with a whole host of games scheduled this weekend. 
And the final item, the Major League Baseball 
Players' Association and the Commissioner's Office 
are going at it again. It must be getting close 
to spring training time. 



Gordy, you cut out since the Nittany Lions, 

Okay. Did you hear about the - the high school 
playoffs? 

No, the last we heard was the Nittany Lions. 

Okay. (Laughter) Paterno, the head coach at Penn 
State, may move to a head coaching Job in the pros 
next year. He's busy setting up his Nittany Lions 
for a Sugar Bowl meeting with Oklahoma and is re- 
fusing to discuss the matter until after the game. 
Here locally, the state high school football 
players are - playoffs are underway with a whole 
host of games scheduled for this weekend. And the 
final item, the - the Major League Baseball Players' 
Association and the Commissioner's Office are going 
at it again, which means it must be getting close 
to time for spring training. 



01 10 l6 00 LMP 



No editorials, please (laughter). 



Tape 25/8 

01 10 29 25 LMP Gordy, film update on mag November November. I'm 

on frame 138, and that includes a couple of pictures 
I mentioned to Bot I took Just before I went to 
sleep. And also, two pictures this morning at 
about 33:30. Those are the Earth. 

01 10 29 51 CC Okay, Jack. 

01 10 35 18 CC 17, Houston. A reminder. We need the PURGE 

LINE HEATERS, ON, now. And I do have a maneuver 
pad for the midcourse when-you're ready to copy. 
Over. 

01 10 35 33 CDR Okay. I've already got the HEATER, ON. And give 

me about 5 minutes, and I'll get the pad. 

CC Okay. And if you'll give us ACCEPT and POO, we'll 

get the up-link started just after the next antenna 
switch. We want to catch it between switches. Over. 

01 10 35 55 CDR Okay. You got POO and ACCEPT. 

01 10 35 58 CC Thank you. 

01 10 he 16 CC 17, it's your computer. You have a state vector, 

VERB 66, and a target load, and a PIPA bias update. 

01 10 k6 25 CDR Very good. 

01 10 k9 U6 ■ LMP Believe it or not, Gordy, I'm ready for your pad. 

01 10 1+9 52 CC Okay, Jack. It's a midcourse 2, SP§/G&W; the 

weight is 66786; plus 1.21, minus 0.13; ignition 
time is 035:29:59.09; minus 0003. i+, plus 0002.1, 
minus 0009.8; attitude is 132, 19I1, 3I43; H^ and 

are NA; DELTA- 0010.6, burn time is 0:02, 0006.5; 

sextant star is 25, 233.7, 16.^; rest of the pad 
is NA. Ullage, none. Other remarks: LM weight, 
36281. High gain angles: PITCH, minus 21; YAW, 
181. And this will give you a perilune of 53.1. 
Should make everybody onboard feel a little more 
c omf or t ab le . 0 ve r . 



Tape 25/9 



01 10 51 57 LMP Okay, Gordy. We haven't been particularly uncom- 

fortable, but knowing no way we would hit the Moon. 
Here's MCC-2, ^ - SPS/G&N; 66786; plus 1.21, 
minus 0.13; 035:29:59.09; minus 0003.^, plus 0002,1. 
And you cut out on DELTA-V . Give me that again, 
please. 



CC Okay. DELTA-V^ is a minus 0009.8 

LMP 



Okay. DELTA-V^, minus OOO9.8; 132, 19!+, 3I13; 

NOUN kk is NA; 0010.6, 0:02, 0006.5; 25, 233.7, 
16. 4; rest of pad is NA. No ullage. LM weight, 
36281. High gain PITCH, minus 21; YAW, 18I. 
Ferilune, 53.1. 

01 10 53 20 CC Okay. That's a good readback. 

01 10 18 CC 17, Houston. You can go back to BLOCK now. 

01 10 5^+ 31 CDR Okay. We're in BLOCK. 

CC Jack, a couple of quick items. We would like for 

you to terminate the BATTERY A charge now, and 
also turn the H tank HEATERS for tanks 1 and 2 
OFF. 

01 10 55 31 LMP Okay. H^ tank HEATERS 1 and 2 are OFF, and I'll 

terminate the charge. 

01 10 55 37 CC Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



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Tape 26/1 



01 11 02 51 CMP Okay, Gordo, there's all tails and 05 on that P52. 

CC Roger. That looks good. 

01 11 03 02 CMP And you're looking at NOUN 93. Okay, you're 

looking at NOUN 93. 

01 11 03 Oi+ CC Okay, and we go to torque it. 

CMP Houston, Apollo 17. When we ran the DELTA-V test, 

we - we're reading minus 22.2 and I'm having a 
little trouble finding the SPS cue card. Wonder 
if FAO know exactly - knows exactly where that is? 

CC Stand hy; I'll check. 

01 11 07 07 LMP Houston, if you saw a MASTER ALARM, it was the 

POWER SCE NORMAL switch getting hooked to OFF. 

CC Roger. 

01 11 07 33 CC As far as we know, the SPS "burn card ought to be 

in with the rest of the cards in R-2. 

LMP Gordy, we finally found that thing. It was way 

back in the back; sorry. 

CC Okay . 

01 11 08 2U LMP We're starting our purges, Houston. 

CC Roger. 

01 11 ih 50 CMP Okay, Houston, We'll get to the attitude in about 

another k minutes or so. Then we'll whip in the 
P30 and go right into PUo. We're doing a waste 
water dump, urine dTjmp, and - man, the sky is just 
full of little bitty particles . 

CC Roger, Ron. 

CMP Hey, I doubt if we can get the star sextant check, 

but you can try it. 



Tape 26/2 

01 11 18 h2 CMP Okay. Okay, 35:29:59-09 for the time. NOUN 8I - 

okay, NOUK 8ls are loaded good. 

CMP Just the hurn time's good. 

CMP Okay. We'll see if we can get the DET started 

here . 

01 11 20 Oh CMP Okay; got the DET started. 

CC Jack, you can hring up the high gain any time now. 

01 11 20 10 CMP In 10 minutes, Jack's ... good shape. Okay, got 

that . ... 

CMP Yes, he's dumping waste water. It's about 15 . 

Yes. Yes, straight up to RELIEF, Jack. 

CC And, Jack, also we're showing 10 percent on waste 

water , now . 

01 11 20 hh CMP ... 86, LM weight. Okay, OFF; OFF. 

That's what I'm doing now. To what? One three, 
okay. Here we go. Set ... IMU. Okay. Realign 
the old GDC a little "bit. 

01 11 21 U5 CMP Okay, GDC is aligned. STAB control breakers. All 

IK and good shape. 

01 11 21 5k CMP MAMJAL ATTs are RATE COMMAND; DEADBAWD, MIN; FATE 

to LOW. Yes. 

01 11 22 07 CMP Okay, TVC is in RATE COMMAND. LM/CSM is in 

LM/CSM. GIMBAL DRIVE is in AUTO. Okay. 

CC Jack, this is Houston. We're ready for the high 

gain. 

SC (Laughter) 

CC IT, Houston. Do you read? 

CMP I think there's no trim on this ... 

SC Okay. 



Tape 26/3 



CC Apollo 17 > Houston. How do you copy? 

CMP Okay, so that's ... trim, to 0.2. 

CDR No trim if it's greater than 2 feet per second. 

01 11 23 26 CMP Yes, we're down to 6 minutes. 

CC Apollo IT, Houston. How do you read? 

01 11 23 3h CDR Okay, Gordo. We got you. 

CC Okay, we weren't getting through there for a 

minute or 2. We're ready for the high gain now. 

CMP Okay. Miniis - min\is 21 and I8I. 

01 11 2h 06 CC ***, IT. You're GO for midcourse 2. 

CMP Okay. Sounds good. 

CM? And, Jack, you ready for GIMBAL MOTORS - I mean 

the BUS TIES? 

LMP Ready for the BUS TIES. 

01 11 2k kl CMP Okay, TAPE RECORDER, HIGH BIT RATE, RECORD, 

FORWARD, and COMMAND RESET. 

CMP Check your HELIUM VALVES and check your N^. 

01 11 25 01 CMP Okay. SERVO POWER 1 and 2, we got. 

01 11 25 11 CMP Okay, got SERVO POWER. ACl and AC2. 

01 11 25 16 CMP AC, DIRECTS are OFF. 

01 11 25 20 CMP BMAGs, 1/2. Okay. 

01 11 25 26 CMP Ko hardovers. Okay. We'll go to SCS. Okay, 

PITCH 1, Jack - 

01 11 25 32 CMP MARK it. YAW 1 - 

01 11 25 35 CMP MARK it. Okay. Got a minus - plus 1.1, okay. 

A minus 0.13; that's almost zero. Okay. Whoo! 
Man, bounces it around! (Laiighter) little 
difference . 



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Okay, we'll give it to the computer. Clockwise. 
Go TVC TVC. Okay, PITCH 2. 

MARK it. Got it. YAW 2. 

MARK it. Got it? Okay, got the trim, about a 
plus 12 and a minus 0,1. TVC, TVC, TVC, TVC. 

01tay> give it to the computer. Returns to zero. 
Go TVC TVC. Okay. 

AC /DC. DIRECTS are MAIN A/MAIN B. 

Okay, zero EMAGs. 

Okay, 50 18. PROCEED. 

ENTER it. 

Okay. Uncage EMAGs. 

Okay. Let's try a gimbal test. Plus 2, minus 2, 
0, plus 2, minus 2, 0. 

Okay, she went to trim. 02:38 to go. Okay, we'll 
reach - SCALE was 5 what? 

39. 

Okay. RATE to HIGH. 

Okay, EMS NORMAL at 1 minute. Yes, we use bank A. 

This second burn, use bank A only. Okay, so in 
3 seconds , Jack. 

Okay, cycle to MIN, RATE to HIGH, DIRECT, 

CMC AUTO; uncaged, RATE COMMAND, GIMBAL MOTORS, 
LM/CSM and GIM - AUTO. 

Okay, Houston. 01:30 and we're going on board for 
the burn. 



CC Roger, 



Tape 26/5 



01 11 28 1;0 CMP Okay, Houston. No ullage. 

01 11 28 U5 CDR Houston - Houston, I'm stire you've seen it. We're 

reading iDelow the green band oxidizer pressure, 
about 163. 

CC Roger. 

CMP (Singing) Okay. Let's wait until 30 seconds and 

01 11 29 08 CMP CONTROL POWER is OK. ... DELTA-V THRUST A switch. 

Get it and EMS at 30 seconds. Ullage - no ullage. 

01 11 29 28 CDR ... an average G is coming. 

01 11 29 35 CMP EMS to NORMAL. DELTA-V THRUST A is ON. Okay, no 

manuals to it. You'll get the 99- Okay? 

01 11 29 50 CMP 10 seconds, Houston. 

CC Roger. 

01 11 29 59 CMP 99. 

01 11 30 00 CMP Uh-hoo! There we go. Lift-off! 

01 11 30 03 CDR Okay. The burn is on time and - au - auto shutdown. 

CC Thank you. 

CMP Okay. Let's see what kind of trim we got. Yes, 

we trimmed it. Trimmed it to 0.2. Yes. Less 
than 2. Okay, plus T on the EMS. 

CO Roger - - 

CMP I mean on the R-1. (Laughter) 

CMP Okay, we'll trim it out to 2. Plus 0.3. One more 

chance. Okay, there we go. 

01 11 30 hh CDR Okay, Houston. You're looking at NOUM 85, and 

the EMS is mlniis 3-3. 



Tape 26/6 



CC Roger, Gene. 

01 11 30 kg CMP Okay, gimbal motors check. Two - 

01 11 30 52 CMP MARK it. Two - 

01 11 30 55 CMP MARK it. One - 

01 11 30 58 CMP MARK it. One - 

01 11 31 01 CMP MARK it. 

01 11 31 Oh CMP Okay. SERVO POWER is OFF. 

01 11 31 08 CMP TRANS CONTROL POWER and DIRECTS are OFF. 

01 11 31 Ih CMP ULLAGE circuit "breeikers are OPEN. Hey, we J 1:1st 

caught up with all the particles. They're all 
. . . with us . 

01 11 31 33 CMP DIRECTS are OFF. PITCH and YAW. PITCH, ROLL, 

and YAW 1 are OPENED. Okay, you got the DELTA-V 
counter? 

01 11 31 57 CMP Okay. HyiAGs are caged. BUS TIES, JACK? 

01 11 32 23 CMP Okay. BUS TIES are OFF. BIT RATE to LOW, while 

you're up there. 

01 11 32 57 CMP That shouldn't change, I don't think; should it? 

SC Okay . 

CDR Hoiiston, America. 

CC Go ahead. 



01 11 33 32 CDR Okay, the burn was on time. Looked like it was 

about 2 seconds. DELTA-V^^ was 0,7. ROLL was 

132, PITCH was 193, and YAW was 3^+2, Residuals 
after trim were zero - plias 0.1, zero, and 
minus 0.1, and DELTA-V^ is minus 3.3- OX 007. 

FUEL is 009 and DECREASE 50. 
CC Thank you. 



Tape 26 /T 



01 11 3k 57 CMP PAN CAMERA'S OFF. MAPPING CAMERA'S OFF, hiih? 

And SM/AC POWER will be coming OFF, shortly. 

01 11 35 5h LMP You know, Houston, we must of caught up with every 

one of those particles. Because we're right in 
the middle of them. They're going kind of in a 
random fashion. Most of them are drifting right 
along with us. Some of them are going against us 
and away from us. But before we did the b\irn - 
you know, the propulsion, they got out of the 
vent. Sent them all away from us in what looked 
like - in more or less the X-direction. 

CC How about that. 

01 11 36 26 LMP *** we really got a star field out there now. 

CC Roger. 

01 11 36 30 CDR Say, Gordy, the LM/CM DELTA-P is 1 - That's 1.0. 

You want me to go to TUNNEL VENT? 

CC Stand by. 

01 11 36 55 CC Yes, that's affirmative, Geno. You have a GO for 

TUNNEL VENT valve, VENT. 

CDR Okay. 

01 11 hi 11 CC IT, Houston. 

CMP Roger. Go ahead. 

01 11 hi 16 CC Okay, we do want to put BATTERY A back on CHARGE 

as shown in the Flight Plan. And, also, I have a 
new flyby pad. No hurry on this one, but it's a 
flyby pad post-MCC-2. 

CDR Okay, Gordo, how quickly should this tunnel vent? 

CC Let me get a reading on that. 

01 11 1+2 11 CC Geno, that should take about an hour. We'll 

try to remember to occasionally remind you to 
look at it. 



Tape 26/8 



01 11 1*2 2k CDR Okay. I'm glad you said that because I don't see 

any indication of it moving here yet, at all. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Houston, 1?. 

CC Go ahead. 

01 11 1+3 5l^ LMP Never got to give you a T-Alfa reading on a - 

after the last charge. It was 0.6 - decimal 6 
as before. 

CC Okay. Ed Mitchell - Ed Mitchell must be working 

now. I was just about to ask you for that. And 
for Geno, one reminder, you will have to switch 
back to LM/CM DELTA-P in order to read the DELTA-P. 
Over. 

CDR Yes, Gordo, I'm - I'm aware of that, and I've 

done it. But in the about 3 or 1+ minutes that I 
vented, I didn't see any change yet. 

CC Okay. It's a pretty slow process. 

01 11 46 30 IMP Okay, Gordy, battery A is being charged. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP And I checked that 7-Alfa in the VENT position, and 

it's 0.6 also. 

CC Okay. 

01 11 52 16 CMP Okay, Houston. How's the CMP's "zippen" or SPN? 

CC Let me take a check to my left here. 

01 11 52 27 CMP I'll take a deep breath for you. 

01 11 5I+ 29 CC Okay, Ron. Your ZPN looks good. 

CMP Okay, I don't have the other one on yet. But I 

was a little bit curious because I left the 
electrodes in this thing, and - you know, the 
little sponges, I left those inside the electrodes, 
but they stuck to - to the back of the electrodes 
and kind of corroded the inside of it there a 
little bit. 



Tape 26/9 



CC Evidently, it's working okay. 

CMP Okay, mighty fine. 

CMP I'll put some new ones in. 

01 12 07 1+3 CMP Okay, Houston, is niy heart beating? 

CO I'm sure it is, Ron, but I'll check to my left. 

CMP Okay . 

CC We'll wait a couple of minutes. It takes that long 
to settle down and give you a reading on it. 

CMP Okay. No problem. 

01 12 09 13 CC Ron, your EKG looks real good. 

CMP Okay. Thank you much. 

CMP That's all new, what you call it - those sponges 

and stuff, you know. And, Houston, I'm not - 
I'm not putting - putting any cover tape on it, 
so if it quits - you know, comes loose or some- 
thing like that, well, let me know and I'll push 
it on again. 

CC Okay, will do. 

01 12 10 50 LMP You might make a note that Dr. Evans was assisted 

in that operation by Dr. Schmitt. 

CC Roger, Doctor. 

01 12 11 05 CC Jack, I've still got this flyby pad standing by. 

LMP Kag, nag, nag. 

CMP Can't talk with a mouthful of bread cubes, it all 

comes out. 

LMP Okay, what kind of pad you want to give mel 

Flyby, right? 



Tape 26/10 



CC Right. A regular maneuver pad. 

IMP Okay, and I guess the other one I can cross out, 

right? 

CC That's affirmative. That's obsolete now that 

you've done midcourse 2. 

LMP Okay, Gordy, I'm all set. 

01 12 12 12 CC Okay, it's a fly "by. SPS/G&K; 66678; plus 1.21, 

minus 0.13. Ignition time is 08I :lU : U3. 149 ; 
plus OOi+3.3, plus 0211.8, plus 0I+53.2. Attitude 
is 128, ll*6, 317; is NA. is plus 0021.1. 

DELTA-V^ is 0502.1. Burn time, l:l8, OU9T.6. 

Sextant star is 25, I89.3 21. h. Boresight star is 
NA. NOUN 61 is a plus 15. 60, minus 175-00; 
1101.6, 3621+2. GET at .05G is 153:2U:03. GDC 
stars are Sirius and Rigel; 256; 152; 069. Ullage, 
none. Remarks: 1, burn docked; and number 2, 
assumes PTC REFSMMAT. And that's it. Over. 

01 12 ik 51 LMP Okay, Gordy. Here's yomr readback. Flyby, 

SPS/G&N; 66678; plus 1.21, minus 0.13; 08I : li+ : i+3. 1+9 ; 
plus OOU3.3, plus 0211.8, plus 0U53.2; 128, 1I+6, 
317. is NA. Plus 0021.1; 0502.1, l:l8, 0U97.6; 

25, 189.3, 27.il. Boresight, NA. Plus 15. 60, 
minus 175-00; 1101.6, 362I+2; 153:2l+:03. Sirius 
and Rigel; 256; 152; 069. There's no ullage. 
Remark 1, burn docked - docked; and 2 , PC - PTC 
REFSMMAT is assumed. 

CC Okay, that's a good readback. 

01 12 17 h9 CDR Gordy, I might mention for future reference that 

we've established a new list of consumables, or 
at least added it to the old one. Now includes 
gray tape and tissues. 

CC Okay, you want us to track those? 

CDR It might help. We have a heck of a time finding 

them in here. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 26/11 

CDR Oh, you meant q.uantitywise . 

CC Yes, ve'll set up in a special back room, 

CDR We could call it the T-T room. Tissue and tape, 

of course. 

CC Roger. 

END OF TAPE 



Tape 2T/1 











APOLLO 


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Apollo 17 J Houston. It's been about an hour. You 












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Okay; thank you. We'll do that. 


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Hello, Houston; America. 










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Roger, America. Go ahead. 


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Okay, Gordo. We're up to 2.5 on the tunnel and 












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Okay. Is that music we hear in the background? 










CMP 


Yes, sir. (Music: Up, Up, and Away by Brazil '66 












They've been making f\m of some of my music. ... 










CC 


Yes, it's coining down to us in living stereo. 










CMP 


Reminiscent of yesteryear. (Music: Up, Up, and 












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Music from America. 


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j-ilYl uZiLii.R.—r IS now £1 . 0 . 


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Houston. That was a slight handover, the rea- 



son we lost signal for a second there. 



Tape 27/2 

01 13 20 37 CDR Okay. 
01 13 32 ho cm Houston, 17- 

CC Go ahead. 

CDR Say, are we going to have a pretty good viev of the 

Earth out of any CSM windows at the LM checkout 
altitude? 

CC I'll check on that. 

CDR We're sort of blocked right now. 

01 13 32 59 CC Roger. 

01 13 h2 31 CC America, Houston. We' re predicting that your 

LM/CM DELTA-P ought to be about right now, about 
2.8. 

CDR Okay. 

CC We would like a reading. 

CDR We'll check it. 

01 13 h3 16 CDR Gordo, 2.9. 

01 13 k3 19 CC Okay. Sounds good. 

01 13 kk 31 CDR Gordy, the reason I asked about that view of the 

Earth, we were sort of thinking maybe we might go 
early, if it was all right with you, and watch the 
Earth a little bit more. 

01 13 h3 CC Okay. We're still trying to get the answer on 

whether you'll have a window. Stand by. I might 
have it here. 

01 13 50 06 CC America, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 

CC Okay. The LM inspection attitude that you'll go to 

results in kind of a marginal view of the Earth out 
of window 1, about 60 degrees away from it, bore- 
sight line of sight. And we're - we can - what 



Tape 27/3 



we've started to vork on and if you wanted to do 
is you can go to kind of intermediate attitude, 
which will be the LM attitude except for roll which 
will be off by about 6o degrees, which will - will 
give you a good view of the Earth out of window 1. 
And then when we get ready to do the LM entry, you 
can roll that additional. 6o degrees to get to the 
proper attitude, if you wish. Your choice. Over. 

CDR Yes, if that doesn't bother anybody down there, 

we'd like to do that. 

01 13 51 06 CC Okay. We'll have something for you here in a few 

minutes . 

01 13 5^+ 02 CC Okay. If you're ready to copy, I have a VERB 1+9 

maneuver for you that will let you look at the 
Earth. 

CDR Wait a minute, Gordo, and I'll Just let you load 

it as we go here. 

CC All right. 

CDR Okay; ready to copy. 

CC Okay. Roll is 2U0, pitch is 089, and yaw is 0. 

And the high gain for that attitude, we think it'll 
probably track to this attitude, is plus 29 and 27. 

CDR Okay. Plus 29 and 27. 

01 13 55 03 CC Roger. 

01 13 59 17 CC America, Houston. Until you get the attitude, OMNI 

Charlie will probably work better. 

01 13 59 3k CDR Okay, Gordy. We got you OMNI Charlie now. 

01 13 59 37 CC Okay; loud and clear. 



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Tape 28/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 Ik 05 13 LMP Gordy, for your information, we have our LM 

transfer items in the jettison hag ready to go 
over. And we're pretty well squared away on the - 
all the command module stowage now, with minor 
exceptions . 



CC Okay, 

01 ih 12 58 CC America, Houston. We'd like you to go ahead and 

get on the high gain again since - and stop it 
Just wandering around aimlessly. And how does the 
Earth look now? 

LMP Sorry, Gordy, to he so slow. Earth looks great, 

and we'll get the high gain up in just a second. 

CC Okay. 

01 li+ 19 31 LMP Houston, 17- How do you read? 

CC Go ahead. You're loud and clear. 



LMP Okay, Gordy, going from south to north on noon- 

time, at least our noontime weather, it looks like 
there is a fairly strong mass of polar air moving 
from the southwest up towards Tierra del Fuego. 
It's mixed with some cloudiness that extends from 
that area all the way down to the Antarctic ice 
shelf. But it looks like some pretty good move- 
ment patterns from the southwest, north - north- 
east. No strong weather waves or cyclone 
development on that yet, although one may be picking 
up ahout halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the 
coast of Antarctica, the - where the front, or at 
least the cloud masses, curve from the east-west 
direction to an almost due south direction. Most 
of South America still looks like pretty good 
weather. There is cloudiness along the Andean 
Ridge and also in the Amazon Basin, stretching 
from the eastern coast of South America on up 
about, oh, two-thirds of the way towards Central 
America. It doesn't look like frontal weather 
there. It's probably tropical convergence weather. 
Now there is this - still this small, moderately 



Tape 28/2 



developed cyclone pattern that's hanging pretty 
much over Buenos Aires now, I think. Uruguay and 
Buenos Aires. I think I mentioned that earlier in 
the day. And that still is there, and I suspect 
those folks are getting a fair amount of weather 
out of it . 

CC Roger. 

01 11+ 22 00 MP Except for scattered clouds. Central America and 

Mexico, for the most part, are clear - as is most 
of the Caribbean Islands. Cuba and the others are - 
all look like they've pretty good weather. There's 
a little clouds off - cloud pattern off to the east 
of those islands, but it doesn't look like any 
major weather in that area. The eastern half and 
Midwest of the United States is completely cloud 
covered right now. Iliere - however, the - extend- 
ing from Mexico to Sonora and up into Arizona and 
New Mexico, and possibly as far north as Colorado, 
is a clear band. But then there is more cloudiness 
to the north of that. The Pacific regions west 
of - The West Coast of the United States is cloudy, 
at least west of Southern California. I cannot 
see Baja, so that cloudiness extends down south 
of - into BaJa California. I see no strong new 
frontal patterns, although I'm looking right across 
the limb at the Earth now. There may be one that 
would be lying maybe across northern California 
and - and into Colorado, with a little clear area 
ahead of it, possibly in Kansas. But then into 
this, a solid bank of clouds that stretches from 
Brownsville, at least, clear up to - well, along 
the Gulf Coast across the panhandle of Florida, 
up the East Coast and on out past Nova Scotia, I'm 
sure. Florida is clear. Florida - the peninsular 
portion of Florida is - it looks very clear and some 
of the deep turquoise green waters to the south and 
southeast of that area are - are very obvious at 
this time. 

01 Ik 2k i+3 CC Roger, Jack. I'm following along on the satellite 

weather picture here that's taken from about your 
same vantage point and - although nowhere near the 
detail that you're describing. 



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LMP Have you seen today's analysis charts of the United 

States or North America? 

CC No, I haven't. I was just told, Jack, that the - 

the weathermen and a lot of other people around 
here, too, are following your weather reports with 
great interest. 

LMP Yes. Does that mean they're right or wrong? 

CC You've got the better view, by far. 

LMP That doesn't prove much. Okay, Gordy, I'm - I 

suspect that that's a pretty healthy front. I 
don't know. Your weather must be cloudy and bad 
today. Is that right? 

CC It is. We've got about a half-mile vis and drizzly 

rain. 

LMP Okay. Vfell, I suspect comparable weather extends 

all the way across the eastern United States. That 
looks like awful dense clouds, although there's no 
obvious frontal pattern. It just stretches from 
the Midwest to the East Coast. And, also, there's 
no good indication of stratification of those 
clouds, as if they'd be fairly - fairly thick up 
into the cirrus levels. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP Looks like Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Sonora 

probably have some - one band of high cirrus. But 
other than that, probably a beautiful day out in 
that area. 

01 1^ 27 20 LMP There's some transverse cloud patterns over the 

Mississippi -Alabama area. It suggests maybe that 
the jetstream may be Just north of that region. But 
otherwise, there's no good indication of jetstream 
position right now. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 28/it 

01 Ih 29 11 LMP Gordy, there is one minor weather disturbance, pos- 

sibly just about over Puerto Rico or maybe just - 
just to the east of that island. No strong circu- 
lation patterns , although there's a hint of a 
cyclone development. There might be just a small 
depression in that area. I don't know whether 
your maps are carrying anything down there or not. 

CC I think I see what you're talking about on the 

satellite picture, but I don't have a surface anal- 
ysis that goes that far. I do - I just now got a 
copy of the surface charts for the United States. 
And there's - there's a front stretching from 
northern ^ Texas northeastward up through Tennessee 
and Virginia and another one sort of parallel to 
it. But, this ... southward from Louisiana along 
the Gulf Coast across northern Florida and on out 
into the Atlantic. And I guess the two are kind 
of blending together to make that irregular mass 
of clouds you mentioned. 

MP Okay, Gordy. If I'd been a little more observant 

I could see that there was a little bit, looks like 
a decrease in at least the thickness of the clouds, 
vertical thickness, between the two areas you just 
mentioned. So, there is some indication here of 
those two fronts, although they are contributing 
to a general weather pattern in the eastern United 
States . 



CC Roger. 

01 Ih 31 06 IMP I think, with a little experience in this business 

you might have picked those two out of that mass. 
But it's not immediately obvious. 

CC RoKer. 



LMP 



CC 



You got anything on there coming in from the north- 
west now, say up in Wyoming and Colorado? 

The way it's drawn on this surface charts shows 
that - that northern front that I mentioned, just 
now, sort of curving on up through central Colorado, 
and then bending westward toward - through Utah. 
That's about the only other frontal activity. There's 
one, probably dry front, then a short one through 
central Arizona and southern Utah. 



Tape 28/5 



LMP Okay. Well, that makes sense. That would match 

with that - what I was thinking was high cirrus 
m Arizona. And also I can see how you could 
bend - that's the northern front up through Col- 
orado and then hack westward to explain the pat-- 
terns we're seeing in the clear areas south of 
that . 

CC Roger. 

01 Ih 33 Ok LMP Gordy, the zero-phase point now is off the coast 

of Chile and Ecuador - oh, mayhe 10 or 15 degrees 
of longitude, and it is fairly dull. It does not 
seem to indicate any great amount of choppiness 
or wave action in that area. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And ahout 15 minutes ago, Gordy, I took two more 

Hasselhlad shots of the Earth. 

CO Okay. 

CMP 



LMP 



LMP 



And, also, Houston, frame number - let's see 
that's 16 and 17 ~ were taken of the Earth about 
15 minutes ago, too. And that's magazine Sierra 
Sierra. 



Okay, Ron. We copy that. 



01 Ih 3k 55 LMP Gordy, with respect to the icepack off the coast 

of Antarctica, it's difficult to distinguish pack 
ice from clouds, in general. However, the clouds 
seem to pick up reflection patterns with respect 
to the Sun, And using that as a - and some shadows 
m below as the criteria, it looks as if the pack 
ice in the South Atlantic would extend to a latitude 
almost comparable to that of Tierra del Fuego I 
don't know whether that - that's reasonable or not. 

CC Okay. I don't either. But maybe someone who's 

more of an expert can clear up your q.uestion on 
that. I'll let you know. 



Now to the southwest of Tierra del Fuego there's 
a -^looks like a small cyclone develoning, clock- 
— rotation, just off the edge of the pack ice. 



wise 



and - Taut it does not seem to be closely associ- 
ated with the frontal activity that I mentioned 
when I started out speaking at this - this partic- 
ular time , 

Roger, 

There is another - there is another one, maybe a 
front, a little bit ahead of that cyclone that's 
now extending north-south. Starts in the pack ice 
area and extends up - oh, about halfway from there 
to Buenos Aires - in the direction of Buenos Aires. 
It doesn't look like a veiy major mass of air or 
frontal system. It may develop into something 
over the next couple days though. 

Okay. 

And centered, Gordy, at about 1+5 south and say 
30 west, there is another cyclone area that's 
ahead of the last front I talked about that doesn't 
look - I think I talked about it yesterday - still 
does not look too strong, although the clouds, as 
I recall, the cloud cover is somewhat more well 
developed, and circulation patterns seem to be 
better developed. It may be an intensifying storm 
over what we saw yesterday. 

Roger. 

I cannot see that it's associated with any clear 
frontal activity, however. 

Okay. 

That, I presume, should be migrating in the direc- 
tion of the - of the southeast coast of Africa, so 
we'll keep an eye on it. 

Roger. 

And that reminds me, did you get any information 
on the - that - what looked like a very strong, 
concentrated typhoon or hurricane in the South 
Pacific between Borneo and the Philippines? 



Tape 28/7 



CC Let me check and see what we got on that. I wasn't 

here when you first talked about it evidently. 

LMP Well, it was one that they didn't seem to be carry- 

ing, and it looked extremely well developed from 
here . 

01 ih ho 3k LMP Gordy, yesterday that - the one I'm speaJting of - 

was centered at about 15 north and a hundred and - 
make that about 117 east. 

CC Okay. I've been informed that they are - the 

satellite people are carrying that one now. I'm 
not sure whether they had seen it before or didn't 
see it until after you did. But they are aware 
of it now and are tracking it. 

LMP Well, we're not competing. They just didn't have 

any information for me on it yesterday. We'll 
probably be able to see that again late this 
afternoon. 

CC Okay. The one that you just gave the coordinates 

on is - does have a name, - that's Therese, Hur- 
ricane Therese. And ~ so the - the other one must 
be the - must not have the name. 

LMP Okay. Wow which one has - is Therese. 

CC The one you just - the coordinates you gave almost 

exactly pinpoint Therese. 

LMP Okay. That's near the Philippines. 

CC That's affirmative. Between there and Vietnam, 

01 Ih h2 38 LMP Okay. Well, then that sounds like - if that's an 

up-to-date position, it has relatively little 
movement since yesterday. 

CC Soger. They show it moving just very slightly 

westward. 

LMP Okay. Are they carrying anything south of Guam 

now that we talked about yesterday? 



Tape 28/8 



CC Take a minute to get something on that. They don't 

have a current map shoving anything in Guam right 
now. 

LMP And we also had a storm developing south of - or 

southwest of New Zealand. Might look at that one, 
too. 

CC Okay. 

CC Jack, are you making these observations through 

the monocular? 

LMP Yes, sir. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Although most of them - well, at this distance, 

Gordy, the circulation - detailed circulation 
patterns to say what's a cyclone and what isn't 
are not visible to the naked eye, at least not 
to mine. 

CC Roger. 

LMP The major frontal patterns are, however. 

01 ih h6 Us CC Jack, that disturbance you mentioned near Guam 

isn't being carried on the current charts here as 
anything significant. They do show some cloudiness 
north of the tropical convergence zone, but just 
that . 

LMP Okay. Well, I had a feeling what I was seeing 

yesterday might have just been the remnants of 
Teresa [sic], which I think went - got into that 
area a couple days ago. It was not a very well- 
developed system, but did seem - seem to be iso- 
lated from the other cloudiness that I would have 
put into the tropical convergence zone. That was 
between Wake sind Kwajalein. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 28/9 



01 ik h9 03 LMP Gordy, let me try to give you a description of 

something that is a little "bit unusual than what 
we've been seeing. The - there's an axis that 
r\ins from, say, the outer portion of the Ross ice 
shelf along the - and Just off the coast of 
Antarctica, then bends up so that it would pass 
just to the east of Tierra del Fuego and - and 
then continues on that heading so that it would 
intersect the far east coast of South America, if 
It continued. Now along that axis, the - what 
appear to be multiple frontal patterns or at least 
linear cloud bands, bend very sharply and change 
from a heading that roughly parallels the axis 
around the one that is roughly north-south. And 
some of the front - frontal direction changes that 
I gave you earlier, down in that area, are - also 
bend around that axis. 

CO Okay. 

LMP And there Just, oh, there are probably a dozen, 

if you tried to pull them out, cloud bands between 
the Ross Sea and Tierra del Fuego that bend around 
the same axis. Quite striking. 

CC Roger. 

01 ih 51 06 LMP Now there's some indications, to me at any rate, 

that the Jetstream in that area may be essentially 
east-west - oh, maybe 20 degrees of latitude north 
of the Ross Sea, and then bends down very sharply 
so that it intersects the - or approaches the coa - 
Antarctic ice shelf to the east of the Ross Sea, 
and then maybe it bends up and forms the axis that 
I Just described that's causing that bending of 
the cloud patterns. 

CC Okay. Sounds like a good theory. 

01 Ik 52 08 LMP There's a linear clear area in that area north of 

the Ross Sea that - and to the north of that is a 
sharply defined front that I talked about earlier. 
And then, both the - that front continues. The 
clear area is cut off by the axis that I described, 
a cloud axis. 



Tape 28/10 



CC Roger. 



LMP 



Now that shoiild show up real well on the 
250-mlllimeter pictures we took. Gorc3y, I'm back 
looking at zero-phase. And now, apparently, the 
exact zero-phase was partially ohseured by a cloud 
pattern earlier. Now, when I - There is a very, 
very small bright spot in the center of the zero- 
phase area. Nothing comparable to what I described 
off the coast of Australia yesterday, but an ex- 
tremely small spot. I suspect that the size of 
your bright spot in zero-phase has some direct - 
or indirect, at any rate, relationship to sea state. 

CC Roger. 

01 11+ 55 ^9 LMP Gordy, as you might expect, the whole coastline of 

Chile is - or all of Chile, practically, is clear. 
Beautifully exposed to us here, particular the 
Atacama Desert, which is noted for that particular 
characteristic, and - at least among geologists it 
is. And the coast of Peru is also clear with clouds 
following the Andean Ridge, probably the - certainly 
the coast side of the Andean Ridge. Lima ought to 
be enjoying a very nice day today. The - Ecuador, 
however, looks like it might have a little more 
cloudy weather, although it doesn't look like any 
major storm activity. 

CC Roger. 

01 15 03 12 CC America, Houston. We have a couple of words here 

on medications. Is everyone listening? 

CDR Yes; we're on, Gordo. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. Geno, you mentioned taking a nausea pill for 

some gas yesterday, and we were looking into some 
of the side effects. You definitely don't want to 
use that particular pill for gas. One of the side 
effects is that it's an appetite depressor. And 
there are some pills loaded in A-T, along with the 
vitamin pills, specifically for the purpose of 
eliminating gas. We would appreciate if you'd give 
us a call in advance prior to taking any medications 
except the Seconal and aspirin. Over. 



Tape 28/11 



CDR Okay, Gordj*-, will do. I was aware that those gas 

depressors were around. At the time, we couldn't 
find them in A-7. And so I took one of those other 
things, whatever it is. And while you're talking 
about that, as per the pref light food check, gas 
is very evident on - particularly on me - and I 
think I'm suppressing it slowly. But is there any 
problem, or what do you recommend on that f^linol 
[sic] or Mylicon or whatever it is? 

CC Okay. Stand by 1. 

CDR This goes hand-in-hand with the amount of gas that 

I experienced preflight. 

CC Okay. 

CDR And it's the kind of gas - it's the kind of gas 

that just stays in your stomach. 

CC Roger. 

01 15 05 ^3 CC Okay, Geneo. The recommended use of those gas 

pills is to chew one after each meai. And then, 
if needed, chew up another one before going to 
sleep at night. 

CDR Okay; fine. I chewed one after breakfast. 

CC Okay. A little water after you chew it up, I 

guess, helps its effectiveness. 

CDR That's a basic requirement, I believe. The effect 

of it has not been too obvious yet though. 

CC Roger. 

01 15 07 51 CDR Gordy, you want the 0^ HEATERS 1 and 2 to AUTO now? 

CC That's affirmative. 

01 15 08 06 CDR Okay. They're there. 

01 15 09 05 CDR Gordy? 

CC Go ahead. 



Tape 28/12 



CDR I don't vant to cause any concern on that gas. 

It's no real great pro-blem. It's just a slight 
discomfort; that's all. 

CC Okay, Gene. I think we understand. 

01 15 10 31 CDR Gordy, I have just eaten my first peanut butter 

sandwich in orbit aromd the Earth. 

CC Roger. How was it? 



CDR 

CC 
CMP 



What's that? Well, it was Just as good as it was 
when I was growing up - which means it was great. 
I grew up on those things, as I recall. 

Charlie Duke's here with me and he 

Miss the lettuce. Sure have missed the lettuce 
and mayonnaise on mine though. 

01 15 Ih 30 CMP And, Houston, we'll go ahead and maneuver onto 

the LM attitude. 

CC Okay. We're watching you. Punch it in there. 

CMP Okay . 

01 15 27 20 CMP Okay. DIRECT 0^ is coming OPEN now. 

CC Okay. 

01 15 30 09 CMP DIRECT 0^ is OFF. 

CC Roger. 

01 15 30 55 CC America, before you open the equalization valve, 

we'd like one final reading on the LM/CM DELTA-P. 

01 15 31 07 CMP Okitydoke. 

01 15 31 17 CMP Okay. With this cabin pressure now, it's up to 

3«5» almost 3.6. 

CC Okay, Ron. 



Tape 28/13 



Jack, Houston. We're ready to terminate the 
charge on "battery A. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 29/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 15 35 30 CMP CSM/LM pressure equalization, huh? Okay. CRYO 

PRESSURE INDICATOR to SURGE/ 3 and verify the cryo. 
Wait a minute. See if I got the right one here. 
DIRECT Og is ON. 

CDR Okay, Gordo, I cycled the CRYO PRESSURE INDICATOR 

from up to down, hack to SURGE/3. And we got a 
MASTER ALARM and there was no 0^ HIGH FLOW with it 
at all , 

CC Okay. 

01 15 36 32 CDR Okay, I just did it again to verify it. And that 

picked up - it picked up the MASTER ALARM, although 
it might be associated with the fact that the surge 
tank is down and coming back up- 

CMP No, I don't think so. 

CC Roger, Gene. Although, the surge tank shouldn't 

have caused it. 

CDR Okay, let me give you one more try on it. Well, 

that time it didn't ... it. All I did was go up 
to 1 slash 2 and the ALARM came on. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Okay, I went back to surge/3; it did not. So 

maybe it's coming on when I go up to 1 slash 2. 

CC Roger, 

CDR Yes, there it is, Gordy. It's definitely repeat- 

able. I can go up to PRESSURE CRYO QUANTITY 
1 slash 2 and the ALARM comes on. 

CC Okay, Geno; understand. 

CDR You might note that - hey - 

CMP Okay. 

CDR Gordo, you might think about the fact that we were 

getting them when the cabin pressure was high after 
launch. And there might be some association there, 
also. 



Tape 29/2 



CC Okay, a good observation. 



01 15 38 05 CMP EMERGENCY CABIN selector to OFF. We got to unbolt 

it down there somewhere. Underneath the commander's 
couch. Okay. 

01 15 38 38 CMP REPRESS PACKAGE valve OFF, should be OFF. 

01 15 38 51 CMP Okay; verify DIRECT 0^ is CLOSED. Okay; TUNNEL 

VENT VALVE, LM/COMMAND MODULE DELTA-P. Okay, 
it's greater than 3-1. It's up around 3-6. 

01 15 39 38 CMP Okay, we're going to open the pressure equalization 

valves . 

01 15 hi 08 CMP Okay. DELTA-P is 2-1/2. 

01 15 hi 12 LMP And, Gordy, battery A charge has been stopped and 

the battery compartment pressure is still reading 
0.6. 

CC Roger , Jack. 

01 15 hi 36 CMP Okay. There's the DELTA-P of 2. We'll close the 

equalization valve. Yes, we'll monitor for 
3 minutes now. 

01 15 hk 01 CC Geno, Houston. We just wanted to verify that no - 

none of the lights in the matrix were - flashed 
when you operated that switch and got the MASTER 
ALARM. 

CDR That's affirmative, Gordo; none of the lights 

flashed at all. 

CC Roger. 

LMP When we get the cabin pressure down, Gordy, here, 

we might try one more time. Which Gene Ju;;t did. 

CC Okay, and nothing happened? 

CMP That's affirm, 

CC Roger. 



Tape 29/3 



01 15 U5 ho CMP Okay, still holding at 2.0 on the DELTA-P. 

01 15 kQ CMP Okay, we'll open the pressure eq^ualization valve 

and when the cahin pressure gets to k.O, hit the 
REPRESS 0^ ... 

01 15 h6 57 CMP DELTA-P is about 0.6, we might make it this time. 

01 15 i+T 20 CMP DELTA-P' 5 - Okay, I'm going to open her right up. 

DELTA-P is 0.2 now. 

01 15 48 29 CDR Okay, Houston, the hatch is open. 

CC Roger. 

01 15 50 39 CMP Okay, the EXTEND LATCH is ENGAGED. Red is not 

visible. GH^ BLEED button. (Singing) Okay; GN^ 

BLEED. Not too much in there. 

01 15 51 06 CI-IP Okay, PRELOAD SELECTOR lever - rotate parallel to 

the orange stripe. Okay. PRELOAD HANDLE, torque 
clockwise to unload the old support beams. 

01 15 51 32 CMP CClanking noise) the probe is big. Whoops - Oh, 

okay . 

01 15 51 36 CMP Ah-hah, the probe is loose in the tunnel. Okay, 

rotate away from the orange stripe. (Singing) 
Torque - 

01 15 52 25 CMP Okay, we'll probe umbilicals. Is the LM POWER 

OFF? Proceed - doesn't make any difference. DOCK 
PROBE CIRCUIT BREAKERS undone? ... That's good 
and tight . 

01 15 52 56 (Clanking noise) 

01 15 52 57 CMP Oops. Get the sergeant. Okay. 

01 15 53 22 CMP Son of a buck. Okay, I'm trying putting those 

things back on now, just for the heck of it. It's 
brand new; nice and tight. 

01 15 53 U8 CMP Can you smell nitrogen? Smell something up here. 

01 15 53 56 CMP Okay, probe umbilicals disconnected and stow. 

Electrical connector covers are closed. Yes, yes. 



Tape 29/^ 



those are yellow ones. PRELOAD HMDLE, position 
against - against the umbilical connector. Okay, 
that's done. 

01 15 18 CMP SELECTOR LEVER is in the mid position. INSTALLA- 

TION STRUT. 

01 15 5^ 31 Gt^P Okay, INSTALLATION STRUT is unstowed. CAPTURE 

LATCH RELEASE HANDLE LOCK. Okay, the RELEASE 
HANDLE is unlocked. 

01 15 5^ 57 CMP Okay, RATCHET HANDLE unstoved to the full exten- 

sion; hoost to the first detent. That's good and 
tight going back to the first detent. Okay. Fold 
probe, looks like. Yes, it's out. (Singing) 

01 15 55 31 CMP Ooooh! There it comes. That's just like in the 

simulator. It comes down by itself. It comes - 
pushes me out of the way, as a matter of fact. 
Okay. I'll get it a little better. 

01 15 56 00 CMP Okay, RATCHET HANDLE piilled to full extension and 

then ratchet one stroke. Gets it so it gets it off 
the thing. 

01 15 56 25 CMP Okay, that's one stroke backwards now . Okay , 

RATCHET HAHDLE and INSTALLATION STRUT are restowed. 
CAPTURE LATCH RELEASE HANDLE. 

01 15 57 08 CMP Okay, CAPTURE LATCH RELEASE HANDLE is rotated 

180 degrees and it's back in the recess. Okay, 
let's see if it comes out. 

01 15 57 20 (Clanking noise) 

01 15 57 22 CMP Ooops. There it comes. I couldn't see it awhile 

ago. Let me look - the PROBE STRUT in the way. 
That's why you can't see it until now. Where do 
we want to go with this thing down over here at 
the - 

01 15 58 23 CMP Houston, it's a nice clean ... and release there on 

top of the probe. It's nice and clean down there. 
The button is depressed. There's play around the 
little button on the end of the probe there, too. 



Tape 29/5 



CG Okay, Ron. In aloout 1 minute, we're going to have 

a site handover. You'll "be taliiing through Hawaii 
after that takes place. 

CMP Okay. What's the docking angle? Blew it, I guess, 

1.2 degrees, huh? 

CMP Yes, I think I better ver - verify that. Just to 

make sure. COAS looks great, 

01 15 59 Ul CMP Hold a minute. Gene - wait a minute. You got - 

there we go. 

01 l6 00 00 (Clanking noise) 



NOTE: During the period 01 l6 00 XX to 01 l8 21 XX, 
the CMP aboard America was switched to the GOSS 2 
net, for which time-annotated recordings are not 
available . 



CMP Am I not looking in the right place? 

CMP Let me look. I don't know where one is, right 

offhand. I'll check here. 

Ct<!P Well, just help me with some terms here. 1 was 

just looking again at sight of - underneath the 
power bungee. 

CMP Okay, Gordy; we're at the top of 1-13 and all 

switches, valves were in proper configuration. 

CC Okay, you could have asked me and I could have 

told you that. 

CMP We were just trying to give you a plug - Well, if 

you don't want them - Well, we'll take it back. 
(Laughter) I shouldn't have said anything to the 
world's most experienced DLMP. Right? 



CC 
CMP 



Roger. 



Ron, at first glance, it doesn't look like you have 
one on "board ... We're still looking though, but 
I don't think we have one. 

Well, it's kind of the conclusion I came to when 
I didn't find it in the system data - Hey, I got a 
little bit to tell you about that. Oh, those little 
ones underneath the power hungee. 

Okay , go ahead . 

Okay, if you look at the docking lights, number h 
up beside of that - Oh, kind of a ... looking 
thing. There is a snowman. In other words, a 
great big fat thing with a head on top of it . And 
if you consider the fat thing with the head on it 
as a snowman, well then, the snowman's head is 
pointing out a 09:00 on that one. Whereas one 
that's fully cocked and latched over there, the 
snowman's head points up at about 11:00. And - 
Okay, there is a lever that comes right out of the 
bottom of the power bungee, it looks like, and 
then it comes out of the bottom then left out of 
that lever, is another silver slot or silver bar 
that goes from the lever to the J-hook with the 
snowman on it. That particular thing that connects 
the J-hook to the lever coming out of the bottom 
of the bungee is visible. In other words, it's 
not sticking back underneath the J-hook. It's 
visible . 

Ron, we've got just a line drawing here and we've 
still haven't got with you on what's what accord- 
ing to the drawing. Maybe you can hold off until 
we get a model of the latch, then we can stay with 
your description. 

Oh , okay , Gordy . 

I'll give you a call. 

Okay. 

It's up to you. ... I want to float up in the 
tunnel. Do you want to float up and look? 

You know, the congestion I had all day yesterday 
is just about gone. 



Tape 29/T 



LMP Gordy, you'll "be happy to know that putting the 

LMP's camera together is 500-percent easier in 
zero gravity. 

CC Roger. 

CMP It hecomes a two-hand process. 

CMP Is that temporary stow? 

CMP Hey, Jack, if you get a chance, take a picture 

"back this way. 

LMP Okay. 

LMP Putting the cue cards up now, and the cajnera, "by 

the way, Gordy, operated for two frames and the 
Reseau clean lens looks clean and everything's 
fine with it. 

CC Okay, Jack; sounds good. 

SC The regular type , huh? 

CDR Okay, Gordo, on the top of 1-15, we're ready to go 

ahead and transfer the power. We'll give you a 
call. 

CC Okay, Geno. 

SC Okay, the LM POWER circuit "breaker is IN. What 

the - let me know what you want, okay? Okay, going 
to OFF, RESET. Okay, hack ON. And, I have to open 
my . . . again. The pressure's been? I don't know 
what it is. 

SC Okay, Houston; we got a good transfer. 

CC Roger. 

SC Got it again hy hitting the panel. 

CC Ron, this is Houston. 

CMP Yeah, go ahead, Gor. 

CC Okay, we've got considerable conversation going on 

here a"bout that docking latch, and it's not at all 



Tape 29/8 

settled yet. The primary thing we want to guard 
against is the possibility that it is malfunction- 
ing and that we get it latched down on the ring 
and can't unlatch it, and, therefore, have problem 
with undocking, or possi"bly even prevent it. So, 
we'd like you steer clear of that until we come up 
with a final solution. Ho experimentation, please. 
Over . 

CMP Okay, I understand. I'll leave them alone. And 

just one little other bit of information to let 
you know the handle itself is not free at this 
point to come on back down like it's - you know. 
Like, if it were fully cocked, the handle itself 
would be free to come back down. It is not free, 
I did not try to put a whole lot of pressure on it , 
but it's not free. 



CC Okay. I understand. 

LMP Okay, Houston. GLYCOL PUMP 2 is OK, it's been on 

about a minute, and we've got good talkbacks from 
batteries 1 and h. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

SC ... CDE buses are 262. 

CC Roger. 

SC Okay, Jack, you can go ahead and switch onto high 
taps 1 and k. 

SC Yes, it works. Okay, 1 and U on high taps. 

CC Roger. 

LI^P Houston, glycol pressure is 22. 

CC You faded out. Jack. Say again on glycol pressure. 

LMP Roger. It's 22.0. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Well, you can cut off the decimal. 



Tape 28/9 



Okay, stand by 1. Okay, it's on, Jack, l^o , wait 
a minute, I got to go get it. Which one you on? 
A. Okay. Okay, Jack, I'm SIMPLEX Alfa. Okay, 
try it again. I got the - How me? Okay, Jack, 
you're cutting out on everything, and all I'm get- 
ting is the end of your transmission there. Okay, 
I'm counting - 1, 2, 3, ^. Jack, you read me? 
Okay, you - you were unclear after your first two 
words in every case, Just like you were cutting out 
on Boh. Got it all that time. You read me too? 
Well, that's interesting. Let me adjust the squelch 
on this one here. 

Okay. They used to work. I can't hear the squelch 
on any of those. 

Jack, ... yo\ir main TRANSMITTER and RECEIVER, OFF, 
and B TRANSMITTER . . . 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 30/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAKSCRIPTIOH 



Note: During the period 01 l6 00 XX to 01 l8 21 XX, 
the CMP aboard America was switched to the GOSS 2 
net, for which time-annotated recordings are not 
available . 



01 IT l6 06 LMP Well, it shouldn't make any difference on trans- 

mission. Could be we're so close that - that I - 
Ron, it might be that we're so close that it has 
something to do with overdriving something in here. 
We'll try - check it out again later. But it's 
loud and clear now, right? 

CMP 

LMP Okay. VOICE, OK. Okay. T/R. 

LMP Okay. You're loud and clear, Ron, How me? 

CMP Okay . 

LMP Okay. And my - my VRF Alfa had to go to 2 on the 

SQUELCH, and I'm in 3 on Bravo. 

CDR 

LMP You're loud and clear. Gene. 

CDR . . . okay? 

LMP Okay. How do you read now? 

CDR 

LMP Okay. I took it V to 2 , so it 's the same kind of 

thing, I guess. 

CDR 

LMP Okay, Houston. How do you read Challenger? 

Counting 1, 2, 3, h, 5. Over. 



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01 IT 18 03 CC Challenger, this is Houston. You're loud and clear, 

although we have a lot of background noise. Not 
sure whether that's getting through. Do you know 
if Ron is still on VOX? 

SC 

SC Hello, Houston; America. How do you read? 

CC America, this is Houston. Over. 

SC Okay. Stand hy, and Challenger is going to give 

you a call on S-band, and VHF checks are "both GO 
on A and B. 

CC I think I side marked on Challenger. We are get- 

ting some data. We'll stand "by for another check. 

01 1? 19 21 CMP Do you acknowledge that? 

LMP I heard him the first time. 

CDR Okay. ... me get S-band in ... 

01 17 19 29 LMP Okay, Houston; this is Challenger. Counting 1,2, 

3 , U , 5 • How do you read? 

CC Challenger, Houston. You're loud and clear, with 

the background noise. 

LMP They don't have a good up-link. Gene. I - I had 

signal strength. And now I don't have any at aJ.1 . 

CDR Okay. Houston, Challenger. 

LMP There it is. Now I do; 2.2. 

CDR Okay . ... 

LMP Tell them I heard their transmission to you. 
SC 



LMP 
SC 



No, a few minutes ago. 



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01 17 20 3h IMP 
IMP 

01 IT 21 13 CC 
LMP 

CC 
LMP 

sc 

LMP 

SC 
LMP 

01 IT 22 18 CC 
LMP 

CC 



I was at zero signal strength, and I heard their 
transmission ... One of them. The first time 
they acknowledged that your - that I was going to 
do it . 

Did you shift my hose back? Oh, ... 

Hello, Challenger; this is Houston. Do you read 
me? 

Okay, Houston. I read you. You're weak but clear. 
Signal strength is fluctuating. When you called 
me, it fluctuated down to about 1.6. Over. And 
it's 2 now. 

Okay, Jack. You're loud and clear. The background 
noise I've been mentioning, although I guess you 
haven't heard me mention it until now, is what we 
expect in DOWN VOICE BACKUP and LOW BIT RATE. How 
have you read this transmission all the way through? 
Over. 

Did he say "say again?" Gene? Gene, did he say 
"say again?" 



I got a little bit. Oh, he's got 3. - - 



What? Okay, Houston. I've got 3-'^^ on the signal 
strength, and try me again. 

Okay, Challenger. You're coming in loud and clear. 
How do you read me? 

Okay, Houston. 1 know you tried to transmit. I 
could just barely tell that . I could see the 
signal strength vary down to 3. You were modu- 
lating, aparently, but you're not getting through 
to me . 

Okay, Challenger. I'm transmitting simul now in 
both S-band frequencies , and it sounds to us like 
for some reason when I transmit, the up-link sig- 
nal starts to break up. It's just the way you see 
it . Over . 



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01 IT 22 59 LMP 

CDR 

01 17 23 15 CC 
LMP 
LMP 

01 17 2k 31 CC 
CMP 

01 IT 25 01 CMP 

01 IT 2T kO CC 

CC 
SC 
CC 
SC 
CC 

SC 
CC 

01 IT 29 00 CC 



Okay, Gordy. You're l)reaking up there. Still 
modulating, "but I cannot read you. Would you - 
would you tell America what you said? 

Yes, Gordy, ve read you in America loud and clear 
on that s imul . 

Okay, Geno. 

Is he talking, Gene? 

As soon as he starts trying to talk, the signal 
strength drops off atiout O.h. Now, I have had - 
I heard him loud and clear one time when he called 
you guys. 

America and Challenger, we're going to hand over to 
a different site and try that here in about 
30 seconds. 

What else do we have to do, get some of these mags 
stowed? 

We've got to stow the mags. Here, put the PPK 
where it belongs . 

Hello, Challenger; this is Houston through Ber- 
muda. How do you copy? 

Challenger, this is Houston. How do you read me? 



Back in Houston? 
Right , Gordo . 

Okay, Jack. I think he answered us, but he was 
completely lost in the noise. I could just barely 
hear somebody talking. Could he hear us okay? 

No. If he did hear you, he didn't answer. 

Okay. It was my imagination then. 

Challenger, Houston. How do you read? 



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01 IT 29 13 CC Hello, Challenger; Houston. Hov do you read? 

SC 

01 IT 30 59 CC Hello, Challenger; this is Houston. 1, 2, 3, , 

5. How do you copy? Over. 

SC 

CC Can you tell Jack - ask him to verify he's on 

AFT OMNI? 

SC Okay, I'll have him verify he's - That's affirm. 

He's verified. 

CC Okay. 

SC ... earlier when he was . . . that he ... 

CC Roger. 

CC But on this last set of checks, we didn't hear 

anything . . . 

SC Apparently not . 

CC Okay. 

SC There was one time earlier when he had zero signal 

strength where he said he could hear you transmit- 
ting to us very weak but clear. 

CC Okay . 

01 IT 3^ Oi+ CC Hello, Challenger. Hello, Challenger; this is 

Houston. How do you read? 

LMP Okay. You're loud - well, you're ahout 3 by, 

Gordy, but very clear. 

01 IT 3h l6 CC Okay, Jack. We can hear about 1 by 1 in the 

midst of a lot of noise, but we could tell you're 
sounding much better. 



01 IT 36 33 LMP No. I've got 2 now, ... 3. 



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01 IT 37 23 CC Challenger, this is Houston. Going up to you 

through Bermuda, and your - you should come down 
through Goldstone . How do I sound now? 

01 17 37 ^8 CC Challenger, Houston. How do you read? 

01 17 37 57 LMP You're 1.8, 1.8. Yes. Never heard him. 

01 17 38 hi CC Hello, Challenger; Houston. How do you read? 

01 17 39 52 LMP Gordy received me, didn't he? Well, he started to 

say something; then he dropped off. 

01 17 1+1 13 LMP Now he's up. Haven't heard him. 

CC Roger, Houston. 

CC Okay. We're going to go hack to Goldstone, both 

up and down, and we'd like Jack to do step hOc on 
the checklist; in other words, go to VOICE. 
S-BAWD VOICE to VOICE, the BIOMED to RIGHT. And 
we're going to give it a try in the normal con- 
figuration. Over. 

SC A I7I+ and t6 , gentlemen. BIOMED, RIGHT; and 

S-BAMD VOICE to VOICE. 

CC That's affirmative. 

SC 

CC Roger. 

LMP Houston, do you read Challenger? 

01 17 h2 08 CC Roger, Challenger. Read you weak but clear. How 

do you read? 

LMP Okay, Houston, You just came in loud and clear. 

How do you read? 

CC Okay. And that time, you're loud and clear. Jack 

and sounds read good. 



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01 IT h2 26 LMP Okay, Gordy. Let me say once again, way back when 

we first started and Gene was talking to you, I 
heard one of your answers, weak but clear, with 
zero signal strength showing here. Now, that 
might have been through Ron's VOX, I don't know. 
Since then, you've been able to modulate the signal 
strength, with occasional weak words. And - and 
then, when that signal strength was up around 3-2, 
where it is now, then you came in loud and clear 
with a broadcast. I answered you, you said about 
three words, then dropped off completely. And 
then we - we changed conf iguxation . 

01 IT ^3 09 CC Okay, Jack. That correlates with what we've seen 

here in the way of signal strengths dropping in 
and out. Stand by, and I'll see where we want to 
go from here . 

01 17 Uh 25 CC Challenger, Houston. We'd like you to do step T- 

We'll check out the telemetry and have that ready. 

LMP Okay; step 7- 

CC And, Challenger; Houston. Making a voice check. 

How do you copy? 

LMP Roger. You're loud and clear. How me? 

01 IT Uk 5U CC You're loud and clear. 

01 IT 57 CC Challenger, Houston. We're looking at the HIGH 

BIT RATE for a minute here while we're waiting. 
Would you check the CROSS TIE circuit breakers, 
panel I6? Verify they're open. 

01 IT U6 09 LMP That's verified. CROSS TIEs BUS and BAL LOADS 

open . 

01 IT li+ CC Roger. 

CI IT ^6 56 CC Challenger, Houston. We'd like you to accomplish 

step ninnber 8. 

01 IT ^7 09 LMP Roger. Step 8. 

01 17 ^7 28 LMP Okay, Houston. How do you read the Challenger? 

1, 2, 3, h, 5. Over. 



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CC Challenger, you're loud and clear. How me? 

LMP Loud aj:id clear . 

01 IT U7 38 CC Roger. 

01 17 h9 07 CC Challenger, Houston. Go ahead with step 9- 

Report the ED BAT VOLTAGES. 

01 17 kg 16 LMP Wilco. Standby. 

01 17 50 07 LMP Okay, Houston. ED BATs A and B are 37.2. 

CC Roger. Okay. And go ahead with step 10, and 

then we'll go back and try to find out what's 
wrong with DOWN VOICE BACKUP. 

LMP Gordo, say again, please. 

CC Go ahead and check the sequence camera, if you 

haven't already, Jack, and then we'll have some 
steps for you to check out what was wrong with 
DOWWOICE BACKUP. 

01 17 51 00 LMP All righty. Stand by. 

01 17 51 ig LMP Sequence camera - sequence camera is GO. 

CC Okay. 

LMP And I'm ready for your step. 

01 17 51 30 CC Stand by 1. 

01 17 53 hi CC Challenger, Houston. We'd like the RANGING switch 

to OFF /RESET, and the VOICE switch to DOWNVOICE 
BACKUP, then give us a call. Over. 

LMP Okay. OFF/RESET on RANGE, and DOWNVOICE BACKUP 

on VOICE. 

CC That's affirmative. 

01 17 5h 05 LMP Okay, Gordy. On DOWNVOICE BACKUP, how do you 

read? 1, 2, 3, h, 5. 



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CC Okay, Jack. You're readable. You're - okay. 

Challenger. We read your transmission, but you're 
just about - just about lost in the noise. Give 
us another count, please. 
01 17 5U 3k LMP Okay, Houston; this is the Challenger. You were 

loud and clear, loud and clear. No different from 
the transmissions in VOICE, and coimting 1, 2, 3, 
h, 5. How do you read? Over. 

CC Okay, Jack, It got a lot better. You're - you're 

perfectly readable now. Sounding good. 

01 IT 5h 57 LMP That sounds good. 

01 17 55 13 CC Okay, Jack. Would you go to HIGH BIT RATE? 

01 17 55 17 LMP Roger. Challenger's HIGH BIT RATE. How do you 

read HIGH BIT RATE? 

CC Okay. Still the same. Loud and clear. 

01 17 55 ho CC Okay. We'd like BIOMED, OFF now. Jack. 

03 17 55 kg LMP Roger. Going BIOMED, OFF. Okay, Houston. How do 

you read the LM? DOWNVOICE BACKUP; BIOMED, OFF; 
PCM, HI. Over. 

01 17 55 58 CC Okay, Jack. You're loud and clear. 

01 17 56 OU LMP Okay, Gordy. And that was hot mike, so that's 

working fine up here. And you're loud and clear, 
also . 

01 17 56 16 CC Okay, Jack. Let's try PCM, LO , now. 

01 17 56 2 3 LMP Okay. Talking to you DOWNVOICE BACKUP; BIOMED, 

OFF; and PCM, LO . How do you read? Over. 

CC Okay. Same old loud and clear. 

"LMP Okay, Gordy. Certainly is clear up here. You're 

coming through 5 by at signal strength 3-2, and - 
all appearances up here, that previous problem 
was an up-link . But I guess you were not reading 
me. Is that correct? 



Tape 30/10 



CC Well, I was - The answer is yes and no at various 

times. We think, though, we have a good handle 
on the prohlem. 

LMP Okay; very good. 

IMP Are you ready for us to press on here, Gordy? 

We're all stowed and - in pretty good shape in the 
LM. 

01 IT 57 29 CC Okay. We'd like you to check one more switch 

first before moving on. Check the UPDATA LINK 
switch to OFF. 

01 IT 57 ho IMP Okay. That is verified OFF. 

01 IT 57 h3 CC Roger. 

01 IT 58 01 CC Want you to stand by a minute or 2, Jack, until we 

verify a funny-looking parameter here on that 
up-link switch. 

01 17 58 17 LMP Standing by. What's that? No, they want - they 

got something looking funny on the up-link - 
they're - I guess on the up-link switch. 

CC Challenger, Houston. 

LMP They want to look at it. 

CC That was a bad call. We were reading the data 

wrong. You're clear to press on with the check- 
list now on page 1-20. 

01 17 58 50 LMP Okay. We'll press on. Geno , here is your jetti- 

son bag. You can get back to Ron. 

SC 

01 IT 59 08 LMP Okay. S-BAND T/R , OFF; VHF, OFF. I can hear you. 

01 IT 59 2k LMP PM, OFF. 

CC Roger, Geno. 



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SC Okay, Houston. We Just transferred to CSM pover, 

and the caution warning light did go off. 

CC Roger. 

01 18 21 25 CT You going hack to air-to-ground 1? 

01 18 21 32 CMP Okay. I heard somebody go to air-to-ground 1 that 

time, and - 

SC Gordo, we're ahout wrapped up here in Challenger. 

It looks like there's some life in the old hird, 
huh? 

CC Roger. 

CDR Okay. We'll give you a call when we get the hatch 

closed. Ron's doing some housekeeping in the 
command module, and we're going to take it slow 
getting back in. 

CC Okay, Gene. 

CMP Okay, Houston. The drogues are going in. 

01 18 21 ho CC Roger, Ron. Got a couple of q_uestions on those - 

that latch nuraher h, if you can answer them for 
me . 

01 18 22 00 CC America, Houston. 

01 18 22 U3 CC America, Houston. We're back with you after some 

site changeover. How do you read? 

CMP Okay; loud and clear. How me. Bob? 

CC Real good, Ron. On that number k, latch number h, 

is the hook back away from the ring about 1 inch 
as opposed to resting against the ring? Do you 
have about an inch clearance on that hook right 
now? 



CMP Well, there's about 1/2 inch. 



Tape 30/12 



CC Okay. Understand about 1/2 inch. In what position 

was the latch handle when the hook was first moved 
back, Ron? We it kind of like in a normal stroke- 
back, or was it just flopping back? 

CMP No, when I first looked at it, the latch handle 

was - see, the hook itself was over the ring when 
I first looked at it . 

CC Roger. We understand that. 

CMP The hook was over the ring, and the - and the latch 

handle was flush, you know. It looks just like a 
normal - hooked docking latch, you know. 

CC Roger. Understand, 

CDR And, Bob, this is Gene. I can confirm that it did 

not fold back easily, because I - I checked it 
yesterday. I didn't check - I checked to see that 
the hooks were over as well as where the handles 
would fold back, but I obviously didn't check to 
see whether that one was seated. But the handle 
was locked. 

CMP That's right. 

CC Roger. Understand. And the first thing you saw 

was the depression in the Bungee . Is that - is 
that affirm? 

CMP Yes, that's affirm. And the bungee is depressed 

about 3/8 - 3/8 to a 1/2 inch. 

CC Roger. 

CMP You can push the - you can push the hook about an 

inch away from the ring, but the normal - just a 
resting position on the thing is about a finger's 
width or 1/2 inch from the ring. 

CC Roger. In other words, the loose - The hook is 

loose so it flops a little bit; you can move it 
back and forth. Is that affirm? 



Tape 30/13 



CMP Yes. I can move it from about 1/2 inch to an inch 

from the edge of the ring - clearing the edge of 
the docking ring. 

CC Roger. Ron, when you pulled the hook - when you 

pulled the handle back, did you reach and pull the 
hook back with it, or did it come back with the 
handle like a normal pullback then? 

CMP No, the - the hook did not come back with the 

handle. The hook did not come back with the handle, 
Although, when I - when I pulled the handle back 
to - you know, which is - which is kind of a nor- 
mally uncocked position - and then it wouldn't go 
any further, you know. It wouldn't go an further. 
And then the latch itself - or the hook - the 
J-hook; I'll call it the hook. I moved it off the 
docking ring back to this position that was about 
an inch or 1/2 inch from the docking ring. And 
it stays right there now. And I can't push it 
back up into the docking ring at all. Can't push 
the hook back up to the docking ring at all. 

01 l8 26 28 CC Okay. We copy that. 

CC Okay, Ron. Our plan here is to leave it like it 

is. And we're going to think about it tonight, 
and we'd like you to just keep pressing on. Just 
leave it alone, okay? 

01 18 26 56 CMP Okay. Sounds good. It'll clear the docking ring; 

no problem. 

01 18 27 06 CDR Houston, America. While Ron is putting in the 

probe and getting the hatch back in, I'm going to 
go ahead and maneuver. How does that sound? 

01 18 27 19 CC That's real fine, Gene. 

01 18 29 17 CDR Bob, are you all going to want OMNI or HIGH GAIN 

on this? 



01 18 29 2U CC 



Stand by on that . 



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CC We're all locked on the HIGH GAIN. We'd just like 

you to leave it on HIGH GAIN. The angles you see 
in the Flight Plan are in case it breaks lock. 
That's what you need for - with this attitude. 

01 18 29 56 CDR Okay. 

01 18 33 11 CMP Okay, Houston. The probe is installed. We'll get 

the hatch in now. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

CMP I'm not going to connect the umbilicals unless you 

really want to look at probe temperature. 

CC Stand by on that, Ron. We concur on that, Ron. 

01 18 33 CMP Okay; good. 

01 18 39 29 CMP Okay, Houston. The hatch went in nominally, once 

the probe installation strut was stowed in the 
right position. 

01 18 39 h2 CC Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 31/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 l8 h3 h6 CC IT, Houston. We - we are recommending quads Bravo 

and Delta for spinup. 

01 l8 h3 56 CMP Okay; Bravo and Delta. Thank you. 

"jI IS 57 53 CMP Okay, Houston, At 042 : 56 : 52 .OU , I started the 

stop watch, and also the watch read 18:30:01. 

CC Okay, Ron. We got that. 

01 19 02 2k CMP Okay, Houston. We've started on the heat select 

radial and lineal part - part of it. The little 
pie-shaped things are changing color as we go out. 
The lineal part of it - all of the chips seemed 
to have been concentrated on the front edge of the 
glass, and they're all pretty much in the linear 
direction or in XX-direction. At this point in 
time, I haven't seen any movement yet. 

CC Roger, Ron. Aren't they on ... heads the same way 

they were on the hackup unit the other evening in 
the White Room - on the lamp? 

CMP Yes, all those chips seem to be - well - in an XX- 

I got the lineal direction, the lineal part of the 
experiment in the XX-direction. And all the chips 
are lined up in that XX-direction on the front or 
the top of the glass. 

CC Roger. That's just the way ou were in the backup 

unit the other day in the White Room. 

CMP Yes, that's right. 

01 19 II 36 CMP Okay, Houston. We've started the cooldown in 

LIGHT 5 position there. The radial cells, they 

all started to change color except the one from 
about 10 o'clock to 12 o'clock. 

CC Roger. Except from 10 to 12. We've got it. Did 

the lineal ... stay right in line there, Ron? 



Tape 31/2 



CMP Yes, the crystals or chips that are inside there 

didn't move at all. Yes, they're ... - - 

CC Roger. 

CMP On the color patterns hehind there - the one on 

the left, as you look at the unit - the color 
crystals only changed down to about 0-9 of the 
first square as you come down from the top. The 
rest of them are adl black on that partic - on the 
left row. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

01 19 12 kh CMP So that's the maximum extent of the - that's the 

max extent of the heating. 

01 19 12 59 CMP You might check and see if the guys want to heat 

it a little hit longer the next time, when they 
do it in the PTC. 

CC Yes. Roger, Ron. We're copying everything you're 

saying, and we've got all kinds of support here; 
we - in fact, we've got one backup unit here 
watching what you're doing, so we'll keep you 
posted on what we think. 

CMP Oh, okay. Is the "backup CMP operating it? 

CC Matter of fact, that's affirm. 

CMP That's the way to do things. 

CC And, Ron, we'd like you to stay nominal on the 

heating time due to the film limitation. 

CMP Okay; will do. 

01 19 15 09 CMP Okay, Houston; IT here. Is there enough film in 

there to allow me to keep the camera running while 
I try to fill up that flow pattern. 

CC Stand by on that, Ron. 

CC It's affirmative, Ron. You can leave it running. 



Tape 31/3 



CMP Okay. 

01 19 l6 51 CMP Okay, Houston. The first thing I noticed, as soon 

as I opened the FLOW four turns, it started running 
out a little "bit, even - even without doing the 
Inject. Okay; that's because the INJECT thing 
was open just a little bit, but it's all right. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

01 19 IT 22 CMP Okay; I'll try to squirt some fluid in there - 

CC Okay. 

CI^IP With the fluid inject thing. 

01 19 l8 11 CMP Okay; I'm tak^ing it in quite slow. It's noted 

there are quite a few small bubbles coming out 
with it. So far, so good. It hasn't overflowed 
the - the first capillary ring. And it's taken 
off, and it's going by capillary action toward the 
bottom and toward the top. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

01 19 19 26 CMP Okay; it finally met together at - that part going 

around the top and around the bottom - met together 
180 degrees opposite of the inject port and now 
is starting to go out across the middle and fill 
up from the inject port. 

CC Roger. 

01 19 20 58 CMP We're getting a lot of big bubbles coming out now. 

That's after about a turn and a half. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

01 19 21 1+1 CMP Okay; that's two turns now. the meniscus is still 

holding on the first inner ring - it looks like 
all the way around, at least as far as I can see. 
The bubbles - big bubbles that have been coming 
out now, and also the fluid have taken over the 
right half of the bottom of the dish. We're 
starting to fill in a little bit, maybe a fourth 



Tape 31/1+ 



of an inch - fourth of an inch circumference 
coming around from the left side opposite the 
injection port. 

GC Roger. 

01 19 22 31 CMP Okay; I'll keep going here. We're about two and 

a half turns nov. And it looks like all of the 
hubbies have already come out. We're getting real 
fluid now coming out. It's a real pretty picture 
anyhow . 

CC Roger. 

01 19 22 55 CMP Okay; that's three turns. I don't believe we're 

going to be able to cover the entire bottom with 
the four turns . 

01 19 23 27 CMP Okay. That's four turns, and - it's covered up 

the right - oh, three- fourths of the floor of the 
thing and about three-eights of an inch on the 
left side of the - of the floor - three-eights of 
an inch annul us all the way around, except for 
the right - oh, say right two-thirds of the floor. 

CC Roger, Ron. You can use more than four turns if 

you need it. 

01 19 2k 02 CMP Okay; let's go ahead and try to cover up the whole 

floor on the thing before we do it. The bubbles 
are in there, and I'm afraid they're going to 
stay un - unless they disappear when we heat it. 

CC Roger. 

01 19 24 35 CMP There now it's - it's coming out with no bubbles 

now, and it looks like It almost formed a meniscus 
on top of itself - on top of where the bubbles 
were . 

CC Roger, Ron. Is it continuing to spread out? 

CMP Yes, it's continuing to spread out now, and 

without pumping anything into it at all - I did 
that last turn fairly fast - and it seems to be 



Tape 31/5 



spreading of its own accord now, and it should 
go on over axid cover up the "bottonij I think. Once 
it completely covers up the hottom, I think we 
should go ahead and start the heat HIGH on this 
pattern. 

01 19 25 59 CMP Okay. Now the - Everything's all hooked together 

now. We completel^f filled up the "bottom of the 
floor. 

01 19 26 15 CMP Hey, for some reason, the "bubbles seem to be 

starting to break now. 

CC Roger. We copy that, Ron. 

01 19 26 53 CMP Okay. I don't know if it's coincidence or what, 

but all the bubbles are formed together, essen- 
tially in the center ~ in more or less at least - 
I mean - yes, along the plus-X-axis direction. 
And they're about 1 inch wide. And then they 
start about three-quarters - I mean three-eights 
of an inch in from the circumference. 

CC Roger. 

01 19 27 58 CMP Okay; I was going to try to break the bubbles with 

a pencil, but if you try to push a pencil into the 
bubble, it just moves aside. 

01 19 28 23 CMP So that being the case, I'm going to go ahead and 

start the - start the timer. 

CC We concur on that, Ron. 

LMP That's called the old push-a-bubble-with-a-pencil 

trick. 

CC Roger. Just need a sharper pencil, Jack. 

LMP Either that or a thinner bubble. 

01 19 29 l8 LMP This is the best Friday afternoon matinee I've ever 

been to. 

CC How about Friday evening, Jack? 



Tape 31/6 



LMP Well, I've lost track. I don't think - I don't 

think there's any ... - 



CMP Stand by. 

01 19 29 38 CMP mSK. That was 1 minute after the start. 

CO Roger . 

CMP I'll give you another mark when I go to HIGH on 

the - with the SELECT switch. 

01 19 30 38 CMP MARK it. 

CC Roger. 

01 19 31 36 CMP Each buhble looks like it's locus of - it looks 

like it's starting one of the Berau - Bernudi 
cells . 



CC Say that again, Ron? 

CMP Okay; each one of those bubbles looks like it's 

the locus - or the start of one of the Benard 
cells . 



CC Roger. 

Ct<IP So far, the bubbles aren't breaking. 

CC We copy that . 

LI^ Is Stu getting - did Stu get bubbles on his 

pattern. Bob? 



CC We're not running it down here. We're just demon- 

strating on the demonstrator there, but Stu can 
tell you. 

LMP Oh, I thought you were running - - 

MCC Roger, Jack. Yes, I - you're talking of the one 

that - that we did, right? 



Tape 31/T 



lMP That's right- Well, I am now. I thought you were 

running it down there also. 

MCC lio. Okay. The one that we did in flight - Yes, 

I had - I had a lot of "bubbles, but I couldn't get 
mine - Krytox out across the center. So, you all 
are already well ahead of what I did. 

LMP Gee, I'm sorry you had to admit that, Stu. 

MCC Oh, you all just do such good work. 

01 19 33 05 CMP Okay, the thing is, it seems to me like, in one g, 

the Benard cells started completely back to the 
edge, you know, right back to the edge of the 
circle. And in this case, at least, they haven't 
filled in yet back to the edge of the circle at 
all. They all started out in the center and are 
working around the bubbles, and then it's now - 
just now starting to form a few of them where 
there aren't ajay bubbles. 

CC Roger, Ron.. 

01 19 33 37 MCC How large are the cells, Ron? 

CMP Well, they're varying considerably in size. I can 

see one that's about a half an inch across, and 
then the other ones - they've got a great big 
bubble in it, and yet the cell itself is down to 
maybe an eighth of an inch. The bigger ones seem 
to be on the outside; and, of course, there are 
very few bubbles on the outside also. 

CC Okay. 

CMP And the bigger ones, generally right now, are 

averaging about - oh, a fourth to three-eights of 

an inch in their cross - cross section . . . 

01 19 3U 57 CMP The cells tend to be somewhat polygonal. Let's 

see, we've been going 6 minutes - h minutes into 
the heating part of it, and the - the cells are 
polygonal, but they don't seem to be quite as - as 
stralghtlined as they were on the ground. 



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CG Roger. We copy. 

01 19 36 18 CMP It almost looks like it's reached a steady state 

now. It's 9 minus 2 - T minutes. 

CC Roger. 

01 19 36 30 CMP Hey, I think the one thing I neglected to mention 

is that we essentially have a convex surface from 
the - the material; in other words, con - convex 
with the high part in the middle; and, of course, 
that's where the huhhles are, too, but I think 
you'd generally have that type of a surface anyhow. 
And, it hasn't "broken the meniscus of the lower, 
or the thinnest ring. 

01 19 37 35 LMP We should have had some popcorn on our stowage 

list. 

CC Roger-. 

01 19 39 ^8 CMP Okay; now the Benard cells are starting to form 

in that outer annul us that went all the way around. 

CG Roger. 

01 19 i+5 55 CMP Okay; we went back to light h now. And we never 

did get any real beliginal [sic] cells formed 
around the outer annulus . And even the cells that 
were formed on the thing, it seemed like the 
particle flow within the cells was very slow when 
you compare that with the way it was in one g. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

01 19 hQ 03 CMP Okay; I'm trying to - such the stuff back in the - 

the entry tube there, and it looks like part of 
it's going in. 

CC Roger, Ron. We copy that. 

01 19 ^9 07 CMP And the camera is down to about 50 percent here, 

so I'm going to go ahead and turn it off now. 

GC Roger, Ron. 



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01 19 ^9 ^0 CC Ron, if ± didn't tell you, we concur with turning 

the DAC off there. 

CMP Okay; yes, I got you. I'll turn it off. 

01 19 50 06 CMP You know, I Just happened to think, after I've 

already sucked part of those bubbles back in there, 
we've got enough fluid in there to pump it out 
the next time without sucking that back in there, 
don't we? 

MCC I'm sorry, Ron. Say that again. 

CMP Don't we have enough of the Krytox fluid without 

sucking that back in there? Maybe I can just wipe 
the Krytox off with some Kleenex, and maybe there 
won't be any bubbles the next time. 

MCC Okay; stand by. 

01 19 51 00 MCC Ron, I guess we understand you've pulled some 

back in, but you haven't pulled any of the bubbles. 
Now, if you pull any more in, you're going to start 
the bubbles back in. Is that correct? 

CMP Yes; that's correct. 

MCC Okay; why don't you stand by here on that then? 

CMP Let me see - I'll see if I can push the bubbles 

out of the way here with something. 

01 19 51 29 MCC Okay. The consensus is that we would like to not 

pull the bubbles back in. I think you've got a 
good idea. 

CMP Okay. 

MCC It's the old keep-the-bubbles-out-of-the-Krytox 

trick. 

01 19 51 U8 CMP (Laughter) Okay; I'll see If I can do it. 

01 19 52 09 LMP I see you're finally getting caught up in the 

humor of the thing there, Stu. 



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MCC Oh, I've always been in good humor. It sure 

sounded like that batt did the trick, Ron. 

CMP Yes, I think it did, too. It looks like it worked 

real well. 

01 19 56 21 MCC And, 17, jiost so you say we didn't give you our 

cue, we're standing by for the 1-17 procedures 
there in your Experiments Checklist - the film 
cycling. 

CMP Okay; we'll have to get that shortly. 

MCC Okay. 

01 19 57 53 LMP Okay, Stu, we got you on that. The Saturday 

afternoon or Friday evening matinee was absorbing 
us so, we almost missed it. 

MCC Okay. 

01 20 03 28 LMP Okay, Houston. DATA SYSTEMS coming ON. 

CC Roger. 

01 20 03 39 LMP AUX TV's to SCIENCE, and SM/AC POWER is coming ON. 

CC Roger, 

LMP Okay; MAPPING CAMERA is STANDBY - 

01 20 03 51 LMP MARK it. 

CC Roger. Mark it. 

LMP PAH CAMERA MODE, STANDBY - 

01 20 03 59 LMP MARK it. 

CC Roger. 

LMP I guess that's verified. 

01 20 Oi* 21 LMP PAN CAMERA POWER to POWER. 

01 20 Oi; 23 CMP Barber pole and a gray. 



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cc 


Roger . 


01 


20 


Oh 


3h 


CMP 


t^JLJjr ±i:jO± xti going T>0 ilciAXlliriD . 


01 


20 


05 


06 


LMP 


Okay; we're standing by for your cue on MAPPING 












CAMERA, OH, and SELF TEST, 










CC 


Roger. Stand by on that. 


01 


20 


05 


51 


CC 


IT, you're GO for cycling the pan camera and the 












mapping camera. 


01 


20 


06 


00 


LMP 


Okay. 


01 


20 


06 


13 


CMP 


Okay; MAPPING CAMERA has gone ON; FAN CAMERA to 












SELF TEST. Barber pole and release. 


01 


20 


06 




CC 


Looks lik 10 seconds on the PAN CAMERA there. 


01 


20 


07 


28 


CI^IP 


Okay; PAN CAMERA POWER is coming OFF. 










CC 


Roger, Ron. 


01 


20 


08 


21 


Gl'^P 


Okay; MAPPING CAT-IERA siainu OFF 










GC 


Roger, Ron, 


01 


20 


09 


0*4 


CC 


That's 30 seconds off on the mapping camera, Ron 


01 


20 


09 


11 


CMP 


Okay; SM/AC is OFF. 


01 


20 


09 


19 


LMP 


S-BAND AUX TV's OFF, and BIT RATE, LOW, now? 










CC 


That's affirmative. 


01 


20 


09 


h3 


LMP 


Say, Bob, say again those jetts you're commended 



for PTC. 

CC We recommended Bravo and and Delta for spinup - 

B, D. 

LMP Ckay; do the rates look okay to you? 

CC Tliat's affirmative. 



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01 20 11 02 CC Jack, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Jack, when you get done with the PTC area here, 

we'd like you to get out the Flight Plan Supplement 
We'd like to get a food report from you all on 
your food intake for toda^". 

LMP 1 thought we gave you that in the morning. Happy 

to do it , hut - - 

CC That's affirm. Jack 

LMP You want a special report? Is that what you want? 

CC We'd just like to have it - prefer tonight. 

CMP It sounds like you don't think we're eating enough. 

01 20 11 h2 CC Ron, would you check your NOIM 78? 

CMP Ah-ha! Thank you. 

CC Roger. 

01 20 13 30 CC Jack or Ron, when you come around, we'll ask you 

to stow the high gain on our call, and we'll he 
wanting OMNI Bravo. 

LMP Roger. 

LMP And are you ready for the trotting gourmet's 

report? 

CC roger. Everybody's here with all ears. 

01 20 Ik 02 LMP Okay. The CDR today had scrambled eggs and three 

hacon sc^uares and a can of peaches and pineapple 
drink for breakfast. And then later on in the 
day, he had peanut butter. Jelly, and bread with 
a chocolate bar and some dried apricots. The LMP 
had scrambled eggs and four bacon squares, an 
orange drink, and cocoa for breakfast, and potato 
soup, two peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches, and 



Tape 31/13 



a cherry bar, and an orange drink. And that hero 
of the matinee, the matinee idol of Spaceship 
America, had scrambled eggs, tiacon squares, 
peaches, cinnamon toast, orange juice, and cocoa 
for breakfast. That's how he keeps his form. And, 
for l\mch, he had a peanut butter sandwich and 
citrus beverage. And that's it, since there's 
nobody else up here. 

01 20 15 i+5 CC Roger. We copy that. We'd like you to stow the 

high gain at this time and OMNI Bravo. 

01 20 l6 kl CC Jack, we appreciate all your information, and we'd 

like to just pass on some recommendations here 
from the gromd that we'd like you to keep on with 
your regular menu as much as possible. And, if 
you do cut anything off, we'd like you to 
concentrate on eating the meats, the juices, and 
the fruitcake, which are the most effective for 
maintaining your electrolyte balance. 

01 20 17 32 LMP Okay. 



END OF TAPE 



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01 20 IT 33 cm 
CC 

cm. 

MP 

01 20 17 h6 CC 
01 20 26 Ik Cf4P 
MCC 
LMp 

MCC 
LMP 



IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Okay, Bol3. We understand what you're saying. We're 
showing at eating - eating it all. It's just a lot 
of food, that's all. 

Roger. We understand, Gene, Also, on that group 
of foods, peanut butter's great for the bal - 
electrolyte "balance, also; so you're doing okay. 

I knew it was good for something. It couldn't be 
that good without being good for something. 

I think we're all trying to make a concentrated 
effort also to keep quite a bit of water down. 

Roger. I understand. Real fine. 

Houston, 17. 

Go, IT; Houston, 

Okay. Got a little information on what we were 
talking about yesterday with respect to southern 
Pacific weather, if you've got nothing else going 
on . 

Go ; speak to me . 

Okay, looks like a little - cyclonic circulation 
we had over New Zealand is still there. It's - 
looks like the front it was associated with is 
broken up a little bit; however, that pattern is - 
seems to be hugging the New Zealand area, and - 
but not - has not intensified. If - if not - it 
may have even weakened a little bit since yestery- 
day. It's hard to be sure exactly. The front 
does not look as strong, and it still seems to be 
hanging Just stabilized and with all of Australia 
clear now and the western edge of that front being 
just offshore north of Brisbane. The - there is - 
east of New Guinea - in the vicinity of the Solomon 
Islands, it looks like a fairly moderate- sized 
cyclone developing at the western edge of the - of 
a front that was somewhat farther north and west 
than the one over New Zealand. North of that - 
^^ake/Kwajalein region that was of interest 




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yesterday to the ARIA people - still seems to he 
in general overcast condition, "but the clouds lio 
not look very heavy or impacted at all. New (liiiiien. 
is just on the limb, so - 

01 20 28 27 LMP Oh, I think I lost them. 

01 20 31 56 MCC Okay, I think we've got you now, IT. 

CMP You're loud and clear, Stu. 

MCC Okay. 

01 20 32 k6 LMP Stu, I think we lost you ahout the time I lost view 

of the Earth and mentioned the Wake/Kwajalein area; 
right? 

MCC That's affirmative. We didn't f^et much of the 

Kwajalein report. 

LMP There was nothing new to add over yesterday. There 

just seems general cloudiness in the area, but they 
do not look too intense or well organized. Just 
probably a general overcast . 

MCC Okay. 

LMP I'll try to get some exercise, and then I'll be 

back at you with some more information. Maybe we 
can see the Philippines by then . 

MCC Okay, 

LMP And, Stu, I've got my biomed hooked up. Are you 

guys bringing it in during this exercise thing? 
This is Jack. 

MCC Yes, Jack. We'll check on that. 

MCC Okay; you're coming in loud and clenr, Jack. 

01 20 3^+ 15 LMP Okay. 

01 20 35 ^6 CDR Stu, are you reading? 

MCC Roger. We're reading you loud and clear. 



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CDR Okay, I think that hi^ storm that Jack was referring 

to - that has moved off to the - well to the east of 
Australia. Very definite counterclockwise rotation 
and then it stretches to the south or what mipht 
even be the southeast. And then just rolls ripht - 
we ... a big frontal pattern and then rolls right 
into another - another clockwise - clockwise 
rotating low down there near Antarctica. It gives 
me the impression of a - of a parrot's comb when 
he's got his feathers ruffled. And it, in turn, 
has another low trailing it, arcing and then flow- 
ing into another - another low that is very near 
the continent down there of Antarctica. They form 
a chain, as I just described froming - coming from - 
well, possible southeast of Antarctica - it's hard 
to really tell what east is dovm there - on up to 
due west of Australia by several hundred miles. 

CC Roger . 

01 20 37 20 CDR South of Australia, you get a hint of a very large 

cloud mass, from there all the way down to Antarc- 
tica, that has the tendency to - - 

01 20 39 CC 17, Houston. 

CC IT, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 

CC Just wanted to get comm there again. We had some 

switchover there. You might be interested; we've 
got an ATS map in here from this morning. Just - 
you're just about on - We can see the flow patterns 
in the Antarctic just about at - 120 degrees west, 
which is a little closer to South America than 
what you're calling, I guess. But we do - we do 
see that activity down there. 

CDR Okay, Bob. And there is a very large cloudy :i, ir 

mass between Australia and Antarctica. Tt hnr, .'i. 
tendency to want to start a rotation, and you can 
see a hint of that; it's not too strong right now. 
We're seeing about three-quarters of the Earth, I 
guess. Judging from our clocks and what we can 
see, it looks like the Sun is setting out over the 
west coast; and it leaves us with about three- 
Quarters of the Earth available to us. 



Tape 32/U 

01 20 hi 21 CC Roger. It'll be about 06:15 Los Angeles time ripht 

now, so it's probably sunset out there. 

01 20 h2 kl CC Ron, just a reminder from the Flight Plan change 

last night. You'll have a P52 coming up here at 
^5 hours in your Flight Plan. 

CMP Roger. Mighty fine; thank you. 

01 20 k2 58 CC Roger, Ron. 

01 20 hG 32 CC Jack, just for information, you've got your heart 

rate to 103. 

01 20 1+8 25 CC Jack, you've got your heart rate to about 103; and 

we lost data right now. 

CC Jack, Just for information, the last heart rate we 

had was 103; and it's - we lost data right now, 
so 103 is max we saw right now. 

LMP Okay, I was Just doing some isometrics. I was tired 

running in place again then. 

CC Roger. Do you want us to call you your heart rate 

if - if we get data in here now? 

LMP Sure. 

01 20 U9 ih CC Okay. 

01 20 50 25 CC Okay, you're up to 115, Jack. 

01 20 56 20 SC 

01 20 59 55 CC What are you doing. Jack, - resting, or did you 

quit? 

LMP No, I'm resting right now. Didn't seem like my 

arms have the stamina they did yesterday to hold 
the artificial g. What - - 



CC ... understand. 
LMP did I get to? 

CC We copied about a maxim\am of about ll8 - - 



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LMP 
CC 

cc 

CC 

01 21 00 30 IMP 
01 21 00 52 CC 

CC 
CC 

SC 
LMP 

CC 

LMP 

CC 

01 21 01 52 LMP 
01 21 03 03 LMP 



What heart rate did ~ - 
- - on the heart rate. 
About ll8 max. Jack. 
Roger . Under stand . 

Don't let me - let me harrass you. I just wan 
kidding you on that. Whatever you think is fair. 

You're not harrassing me. When my arm's rested, 
I '11 try again. 

Couple of interesting data points for you. Jack. 
We saw the - while you were doing that, we saw 
the PP COg go up; and we saw the tanks destratify 

again the same way. 

Very good. Next mission they'll have to Flight 
Plan it. 

That ' s affirmative . 

You saw the P CO^ go up? 

That's affirmative. Let me get the numbers here, 
if you want. It took a jump from 1.3 to 2.U on 
that . 



Okay. That - that was with two of us going, and, 
part of the time, three of us going. 

Roger. Under st and . 

Now we've still got one going. 

Well, it's not unexpected. I just thought you'd 
"be interested. 

Sounds sort of normal. 

Hey, Boh, with this change in the hour, what time 
does penumbra start? 



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. CC Say again the question. Jack. What time does vhat 

start? 

IMP With the change in hour, what time does the penumbra 

- what time do we enter the lunar penumbra? 

CC Right now, we don't - Tommy doesn't think we're 

going to go into the penumbra, and we're verifying 
that . 

liMP Okay . 

CC Hey, Ron, could we ask a question about the heat- 

flow experiment setup? 

CMP Sure. Siire, go head. 

CC You mentioned that the lineal chips were all on 

the - in the XX plane, and we're just wondering - 
do you mean along the XX axis of the spacecraft? 

CMP Yes; along the XX axis of the spacecraft. 

CC Is the long XX axis of the lineal cell along the 

XX axis, Ron? 

CMP Yes, that's affirmative. It's right-side up, if 

you're looking at the connect panel, you know? 

CC Yes. That's - we'd - they'd like it so that that - 

the axis of that lineal cell was - would be paral- 
lel to the bottom of the panel 100, as an example. 
It's prob - right now, it's perpendicular to the 
bottom of panel 100, isn't it? 

CMP Now, wait a minute. 

01 21 05 IT CMP Yes, the lineal thing is, right now, perpendicular 

to the bottom of panel 100. 

01 21 OT 36 CMP Hey, Houston; America. 

CC Go ahead, Ron. 

CMP Okay, I think I see what you're saying. I'm sorry; 

I read the thing with lineal cell in a plus-X 
direction. But what they mean is, lineal cell in 
the - in - (laughter) - 



Tape 32 /T 



CC Lineal vord, I guess, is the - - 

CMP ... lineal cell up. 

CC Roger . 

CMP Okay, I'll tiirn around the other for this PTC part 

of it then. 

CC Wait a minute on that, Ron. We're having a debate 

whether we vant to, maybe, continue the next part 
in the same attitude or just rotate it. 

Cr^P Okay. Seems to me like you'd like to ~ maybe leave 

it in the same attitude. 

CC Ron, the only rational reason to change it right 

now is we're hearing words that if you had rotated 
to the other way, that you'd get better pictures 
out of the DAC due to the lighting reflection on 
it. The PI would like to change it back to the 
other way. 

01 21 09 07 CMP Okay. 

01 21 12 31 CC IT, just for information, we will not be going into 

the penumbra. 

01 21 12 hi LMP Okay. Sorry to hear that. 

01 21 15 U5 CC Ron, we see your 52; and you can go ahead and 

torque. 

CC Ron, Houston. We're watching your 52, and you can 

go ahead and torque. 

CMP Okay, Houston; 17. Thought you said go ahead and 

torque. Is that correct? 

CC That's affirmative, Ron. 

CMP Okay. We'll torque at 163O. 

01 21 16 30 CC Roger. 

01 21 23 50 CC Ron, a couple reminders - The LOI [sic] - - 



Tape 32/8 

01 21 2h 59 CC IT, Houston. 

01 21 25 53 CC IT, Houston. 

CMP Roger . Go ahead . 

CC Roger, Ron. Just a reminder on the LOI [sic] 

canister change - Have you gotten into that? 

Cf-IP No, not yet. We're - probably get started on 

this - 

CC Okay. On the 

CMP On the heat flow first. 

CC Roger. Understand. We'd like to know when you 

start on that heat flow, Ron, because we need to 
get the DSE to high bit rate. 

CMP Okay. I'm having a little trouble getting them 

mounted - in a stable position this way. 

01 21 26 1+1+ CC Understand. 

01 21 29 50 CMP Okay, Houston; this is IT. I'm about ready to 

start it here in about seconds here; let me 
know when you get the tape recorder going. 

CC Roger, Ron, 

CC Okay, we got the tape recorder in HIGH BIT RATE. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Hey, stand by 1, Ron. We got a little change here 

we'd like to make on the plan on page 2-f>. 

CMP Okay. Stand by for zero. 3, 2, 1 - 

01 21 30 36 CMP MAEK it. It's reset. Start the stop watch. 

CC Roger. And, Ron, on the checklist on page 2-6 

after the l6-minute "End of test and proceed to 
next test," we'd like to turn the DAC OFF at that 
position. 



Tape 32/9 



CMP Okay. Will do. 

CC And, then, you tvocn it back on at the re - where 

it says "Reset stop vatch and start." The time 
zero there - point. Prior to that, txarn it on. 
I ' 11 remind you of it . 

CMP Okay. You. don't want to watch me fill that pan 

again, huh? 

CC Say again, Ron. 

CMP You don't want to watch me fill the pan again, 

CC Yes. Roger. Yes, it'll he up before then. We'll 

watch you fill the pan. We just - while you're 
taking time wiping it and all that, that's when 
we - we don't want to use up the film there. 

CMP Okay. I'm with you. Actually, I've already cleaned 

out the - the little area there. 

CC Roger. I've got 1 minute on my timer right now - 

about 01 : 27 , actually , 



CMP Oh, thank you. 

01 21 32 2'k CMP Well, we'll start at 2 minutes. 

SC 

01 21 33 3T CMP You're still on the front page with the lineal cell. 

01 21 UT 50 CMP Okay, Houston. The DAC is OFF now, 

CC Roger, DAC OFF. 

CC Say, Ron. 

CMP Go ahead, Houston. 

CC Yes, Ron. If it's not too much bother, it's one 

of those nice things to have. The PI would like 
you to take a picture with the - with the 
35-millimeter indoor of the orientation of the 
heat flow as it's mounted. See if you can get 
that, if it's not too much problem. 



Tape 32/10 



CMP Okay. No proljlem. Good idea. 

CC And that should 'be magazine SS, vhich is the sare 

one you'll use for - with the ALFMED tomorrow. 

CMP Affirmative; okay. 

CMP Okay. I opened the flow about four turns. A 

little bit is running out - one big bubble in it. 
And I still have a little bit left over, even 
though I wiped it out pretty good awhile ago. 
The meniscus is up to the bottom ring, and I think 
we put in eight things in there where it's going 
to try to get the meniscus up to the top baffle. 
Is that correct? 

01 21 h9 55 CC That's correct, Ron. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 17 A1R-T0-GR0UHD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 21 51 IT CMP There must have been a few more bubbles down in 

there again. That was two turns now, and I've 
got it about half full all the way across. 

CC Roger. 

CMP But, maybe there's just about eight or 10 bubbles 

in it . 

01 21 52 36 CT^P That's three tiorns . The fluid is essentially ... 

And we're still going on the first - fourth, so 
for turn now, and it's still develops a meniscus 
around the lower baffle - the smaller baffle. 

01 21 5h 58 CMP Okay. Looks like about six of the bubbles have 

developed into three, for some reason. 

CC Roger. 

01 21 55 57 CMP Oh-oh. It was doing real well there. Then on 

seventh turn, a bunch of bubbles came in again. 

CC Roger. 

01 21 57 25 CC Ron, I night have given you a bad call before. 

We don't want the DAC on until just before that 
2-minute mark here, where just prior to going 
EXPERIMENT /HEAT SELECT - FLOW PATTERN - LOW. At 
that point, is where vre want the DAC on, 

CMP Okay. You want the DAC on when it starts heating 

up. 

CC That's affirm. 

01 21 57 52 CMP Okay. You, know - I may have lost track of the 

turns here, but I think we've got 7-1/2 or 
6-1/2 turns in here. And it still hasn't over- 
flown that first lower baffle. I've got a tre- 
mendous concave - convex surface on the fluid, 
but it still hasn't broken the meniscus of the 
first has - baffle. 



Tape 33/2 



CC Roger. We copy that. 



01 21 58 57 CMP Okay. I'm going to go ahead and take it another 

turn, "because it was my understanding we wanted 
to try to get in the second baffle, anyhow. So, 
I'm going to take another turn of Krytox and put 
some more in there. 

CC 'That's correct, Ron. 

01 21 59 37 CC Ron, if that - if that doesn't do it, they're 

saying you might want to take a pencil or something 
and stir it up a hit and try and break it up from 
lower baffle into the upper baffle. 

01 21 59 51 CMP (Chuckle) Okay. I'm afraid, 1 may have it all 

over the place if I do that, but I'll try it. 

CC Roger. Very slowly. 

CMP (Laughter) Right. 

01 22 00 56 CC Ron, just a question while you're watching it 

here. Do you have any bubbles in the lineal cell? 

01 22 02 57 CMP Yes. This one is going to be interesting. There 

are about, oh, a dozen, nine to a dozen - small 
bubbles right next to the inject board and then 
about the same number right in the center of the 
convex portion of it. 

CC Roger, Ron. Did you - we didn't copy your answer 

to our question about any bubbles in the lineal. 

01 22 03 27 CMP JIo, I didn't get to your question on that. Ir. 

the lineal unit there are no bubbles whatsoever. 

CC Roger. Thank you. 

01 22 03 35 CMP And there might have been very slight movement. 

Matter of fact, I can see just a very slight move- 
ment, even now. The particles, in there, they're 
still lined up in the YY direction essentially 
though, although it looks like some of them may 
have deviated from the front of the lineal unit 
back toward the center, or toward the back of the 
lineal unit, as you call it. 



Tape 33/3 



01 22 Oh 09 CMP Well, I missed the 2-niinute start time there, but 

I can keep track of it here. 

01 22 oh 15 CMP So we'll start the DAC, and then I'll turn this 

to LOW at 02:1+5. 

01 22 oh 31 CC Okay. We got a hack on it, Ron. If you started 

it, we started our clock, 

CMP Okay. You know, just for future reference here, 

if we like to do things in zero g and without 
jarring or jiggle, we want to make sure that the 
switch actuates with a minimum of pressure. 

CC Roger, A good point. 

CMP (Laughter) 

01 22 06 IT CMP Okay. That's just now starting to develop. Look 

like circular cells, great big ones. And then some 
of the bigger ones are subdividing now. 

CC Okay. We got that. 

01 22 06 3!+ CI^P That one's ... Some of them are even getting 

bigger. One of them is - oh, about three-quarters 
of an iich in diameter, and it hasn't divided yet, 
at all . 

CC Those are real good comments, Ron. I was in just 

talking with the experimenters, and if you've got 
nothing else to do, giving us some sizes of those 
cells would certainly be very beneficial. 

CMP Okay . 

01 22 07 21 CMP Okay. Frame 2? was taJten at an elapsed time of 

about h minutes. 

CC Okay. We got that. 

01 22 07 h2 LMP Stu, this is Jack. I was taking the pictures. I 

took fo-ur pictures about 20 seconds apart - of the 
sequence just after he started it. And that ended 
with - or started with frame 26. 



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CC Okay. Frame 26 for k seconds - I mean for four 

frames . 

01 22 08 15 CMP Okay. That one cell I spoke of that was about 

three-quarters of an inch in diameter now is about 
an inch long and maybe three-quarters of an inch 
wide. Each - All of the cells seem to he bigger, 
in general. They're bigger this time. There is 
two small ones at about an eighth of an inch and - 
and along one side. The other one is a half-inch, 
a half-inch - oh, a quarter of an inch, a half- 
inch, and then a circular when you get around the 
outs - out - annulus of the cup. Then you start 
getting circular sides instead of straight sides. 
All of the flow comes from the little center spot 
and flovrs outward from the center toward the out- 
side of the cells. 

CC Okay. We - we copy that. 

01 22 08 09 CMP ... all of the bubbles have disappeared, except 

two. 

01 22 09 20 CC Ron, is the smallest cell you see about an eighth 

of an inch across? 

01 22 09 27 CMP The smalles cell I see is a four-sided one; it looks 

like a diamond. And it's an eighth of an inch on 
one side, an eighth of an inch on the other side, 
and maybe 3/l6 on the other two sides. 

CC Okay. That sounds - that's a good description, 

Ron. I know on mine some of the smaller onet; 
didnH show up in the - in the film, and we were 
not - not sure what size they are. So you mif^ht, 
before you quit, bracket the - the smalles or the 
biggest cells by your estimate of the size. 

01 22 11 27 LMP At any rate, frame number 31, frame niimber 31 . . . 

01 22 11 38 CMP And the information first half of the experiment. 

The orientation was 90 degrees from this one. 
(Laughter) In that the lineal cell was on the 
right, and the lineal cell was aligned with the 
XX axis . 



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CC Okay, Ron. We got - We had a drop in our signal 

strength there, and we did get your last comment 
about the orientation. We missed some comment 
about the frame numbers ; I think came from Jack. 

01 22 12 15 CMP Okay. Something's a little different on this one 

here. Right at the top of the flow circle, it 
looks just like a finger. It's a curved surface 
that goes out and almost touches the - the cir- 
cumference of the dish. And it looks just like 
if you're holding your finger up and looking at 
it. It's that type of a shape to it. It comes 
back down, and it's about a half an inch wide. 
The flow again emanates from, a source that is 
almost on the fingertip, you might say. 

CC Okay. We copy. 

01 22 13 11 CMP Okay. Somehow, that fingertip finally touched 

the complete circumference, and the tip of the 
finger disappeared. 

CC Okay. 

01 22 13 2k CMP Okay, Ky - my small one-eighth inch - or 

one-eighth of an inch sided diamond Joined with 
another one, now, and one side of the diamond is 
gone. I still have three sides of the diamond 
and the fourth side of the diamond, or the upper 
right-hand corner of the diamond, you might say, 
has disappeared and goes on with another little 
square - or rectangle. One - one end of the 
rectangle is about 3/l6 of an inch long; the 
other two sides are about three-eights of an inch 
long. 

01 22 lU 07 CC Ron, what's the location of that - of that diamond 

and rectangle in the - in the circular dish? And 
is it near the edge, or is it towards the center? 

01 22 Ik l8 CMP There are almost - No, it's almost in the center. 

Towards the center. Almost in the center. On 
the left edge, as you look at the piece of equip- 
ment, as you're looking at it, there are absolutely 
no patterns at all. There is a flow. You can see 



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a stream of flow. Vrhoops . I can get up then and 
start looking at it. I blew on it when I was 
talking. You can see a stream of flow from the 
circumference in toward the outer group of cells. 
The outer group of cells is at least half an inch 
from the circumference, though, at that point. 

CC Okay, Ron. We copy all that. 

01 22 15 20 CMP Yes. I think there is a general migration of - of 

the cells. Kind of toward the bottom of the 
circle, if you want to look at it that way. They 
seem to be stretching kind of in that direction, 
too. 

01 22 15 h2 CC Okay. You're saying that's toward minus X? 

01 22 15 h5 CliP ... No, toward the plus Y, as you're looking at 

it. 

CC Okay. They're migrating toward plus Y. 

CI'^ I'll - I'll try to make all directions, witVi re- 

spect to - with respect to the rif^ht-side-up of 
the equipment , you know. 

CC Okay. We've got you. 

01 22 l6 06 CJ-IP And the first finger I talked about was at 

12 o'clock. It has joined the edge now and almost 
disappeared. The second finger was - still es- 
sentially the way it was - is getting slightly 
closer to the edge. There's maybe - oh, less 
than 1/32 of an inch between the tip of the finger 
and the edge. And it goes out at - at 2 o'clock. 
Okay, from 3 o'clock on around to about 7 o'clock, 
the cells - It's in a shadow, and I can't see for 
sure if they're touching the edge or not, but it 
looks like they're probably essentially touching 
- the sk - the edge. 

CC Okay. 

01 22 l6 58 CMP And then from 7 o'clock on around to 12 o'clock 

again, none of the cells are touching the edge at 
all. And they're - oh, an average of three-eighths 
of an inch from the outside circumference. 



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CC Okay. We're getting all that, Ron. 

01 22 l8 03 CC And, Ron, we'd like to verify that the fluid is 

up to the second baffle. 

01 22 l8 11 CMP That's -verified. It's up to the second baffle. 

CC Okay. 

CMP All I had to do was start it in one position, and 

as soon as I started it - started it in one po- 
sition, it whipped all the way around it. From 
the point I started it , it went all the way around 
in both directions. 

01 22 l8 28 CC Okay. That sounds beautiful. That ought to be a 

good data, point for something. 

CMP Yes. Right. 

01 22 l8 38 CMP I think that in the low flow here evidently things 

are even a little bit slower than they were in 
the high rate - in the high - in the high heat 
rate. But my little diamond, now, is almost 
joined with the rectangle. And I think given half 
a chance, it's tending to go into another five- 
sided figure. 

CC Okay. We copy. 

01 22 20 hk CW And we start to cool down . . . 

01 22 21 ih CMP Okay. As we're cooling down, the flow patterns 

tend to join together, so far. The ones on the 
outer periphery dissolve into straight lines. 
Straight lines are emanating in a radial direction 
from the center of the circle, 

01 22 2h 12 CMP And, Houston, if you're listening; or DSFJ if 

you're listening. Had a little bit of film - 
oop, there's the end of film right now. May as 
well stop it. Hey, I went to HIGH for a little 
ways . 



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CC Okay, Ron. You came back in; I didn't get all of 

that. Understand you ran out of film. And say 
the other. 

01 22 2h 36 GJS" Well, I still had a little "bit of film when the 

cooldown - the 2-minute cooldown period was left, 
so I went back to HIGH on the FLOW PATTERN just 
to see what wo\ild happen. And it looked like they 
were starting out with - again larger-sized cells 
developing into smaller ones. And, initially, 
all of the cells were about a half an inch in 
diameter, and they were closer to the periphery 
of the dish than they were in the LOW FLOW position, 

CC Okay. We copy that, Ron. After - after you went 

to HIGH - after the 19 minutes - how long was it 
before you started seeing a change? 

CMP It was within a minute there. See, it cooled 

down fairly rapidly at the end of the 2 minutes . 
All of the cells had essentially dissolved. You 
had some radial lines on the outer perim - The 
cells that were on the outer side degraded into a 
strictly radial lines, back to the second row of 
cells. The row of cells that were on the inside 
kind of joined together and all ended up into one 
or two large cells about an inch - or about 3-3/^ 
of an inch across, 

CC Okay. Sounds like real good data - - 

01 22 26 21 CW Still got the HIGH going. 

01 22 27 h2 CMP I still have it in HIGH, and the pattern that's 

developing is almost identical to the - what 
was happening in the LOW except it seems to be 
happening at a faster rate. 

CC Okay. We copy that. 

01 22 20 01 CMP . . . triangle or a little diamond developed down 

there and then - and it disappeared. Only this 
time, it kind of joined with a different little 
cell, but it was the same cell next to it. I 
still have the big one. It's about an inch long - 
at 11 o'clock - as I had before. I still have a 



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finger that's developing about 12 o'clock, and 
another one about 2 o'clock. And they seem to be 
migrating again toward the bottom of the dish. 

01 22 29 57 CC Okay, Ron. It sounds like you've really wired that 

experiment in great shape, and all the - and every- 
body's real happy with the - with the data. I 
guess now you might as well tear it down and press 
ahead. 

01 22 31 33 CC Okay, Ron. We're back with you now, and every- 

body's real happy about the data and experiment. 
And it looks like you did a super job, and you 
might as well tear it down and press ahead. 

01 22 31 1+8 CMP Okay. I still got it in HIGH, and I'm kind of 

sucking the fluid back down the - the intake. And 
as I get the fluid thinned out , low and behold 
there's a whole biinch of bubbles underneath there. 
And each bubble is a source for one of those 
little cells. It's the internal source. 

CC Okay, Ron. We got that. You may have made a 

break-through for science. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. 

CC IT, Houston. 

CMP 17, go ahead. 

01 22 3U ik CC Ron, just a reminder that we're scratching that 

page 3-^5 that - from U6 to - that's scratched 
out. And from then on all the times, you just 
subtract an hour from it, if you haven't done that 
already. 

CMP Let's see. Yes, we've already done that. Bob. 

Thank you. 

CC Roger. Just a reminder on that. And EECOM is 

over here trying to figure out if you changed the 
canister or not. Just a reminder on that one. 



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CMP Okay. We'll get that as soon as I get this out 

of the way. Okay? 

01 22 3h 1+7 CC Sure. While you're hack there - Panel 100 and 

that ~ you might park the optics. We see they're 
not in zero, 

Cr^P Okay. 

CC And along that same line, Ron, we did notice 

several times vhile people were watching throuf^h 
the optics that they went to ZERO. And it's no 
problem If the rates are low, hut just a reminder 
that we don't want to bump them into the stops 
with any kind of a rate. 

CMP Yes. I concur with that. Bob. I guess I didn't 

realize we were doing that. 

CC We just picked up some data points down here that 

people - You were all looking aroimd, I guess, 
and you might - It's easy to miss that TRUNNION 
going to ZERO, I guess. 

I14P Houston, IT- 

CC Go ahead. Jack, or Gene. 

LMP I'm ready to update your weather in the Western 

Pacific, if you're interested. 

CC Roger. Go ahead. 

01 22 36 OT LMP Still can't quite figure out what that circula- 

tion around New Zealand means. It looks like 
it's merging with some more weather to the south- 
east. I suspect it's stormy there, hut I still - 
It's not a terribly well-developed storm, although 
it seems to be broadening in its extent. Australia 
is completely free of any significant weather and 
almost completely free - free of clouds. The - There 
appears to be a front - although right now it 
does not look too intense - approaching from the 
southwest. And it looks like it's about 5 degrees 
of longitude south of the southwestern tip of 
Australia. The typhoon Cirrus - or Therese, 1 
guess it is - appears to be just about the same 
position it was yesterday. And that is north of 
Borneo and between Vietnam and the Philippines. 



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GC Roger. We see that on the proR here. Jack, 
01 22 3? 39 LMP Okay 

01 22 ho 02 CC Jack, we've "been out of comm here - ... we've 

missed any of your last report here! 

01 22 Ul 37 CC Ron, did you ever get your P23 data from today. 

CMP That's negative; never did. 

CC Okay. Just got some updating information for you, 

if you vant to listen to it. I don't think you 
need to copy it down. 

CMP Very good. Go ahead. 

01 22 Ul 56 CC Okay, Ron, the effective horizon was 25, plus or 

minus 6 nautical miles, which is real fine. The 
substellar pointing error was 1 arc-minute, plus 
or minus 1 arc-minute, which is less than the 
1-SIGMA error. The marking data was extremely 
consistent, and all techniques and procedures 
were excellent. And the horizon updates from the 
current onboard value of 28 - is not required, so 
you're extremely good P23. Outstanding. 

a-IP Hey, that's good to hear. Great. Thank you. 

CC And 1 do have one input from your other half. 

There's a concern that if you spill grape juice 
your flight suit, it's hard to get out. So be 
sure - and when you're eating - drinking grape 
juice ~ you want to make sure you learn to drink 
it righu . 

01 22 h2 55 CMP (Chuckle) Okay. We - we'll try that, for sure. 

Note: During the period 01:22:ii5:55 to 01:22:5^:12, 
time-annotated recordings are not available. 



on 



CC 



Ron, this is Houston. We'd like to confirm the 
tunnel index angle - that's a positive plus 1.2 
is that right? 



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CMP Stand by. I don't believe it yet. I want to check 

it myself. Yes, Gordo, that'r. what I read, but 1 
figure it's his privilege. 

CMP I was checking for any scratches on the drogue, 

but it doesn't look like there is any on there. 

CC Roger. 

CMP See ... 

CMP Okay, Houston. The roll docking index is on a 

1.2 - a plus - 1, a plus 1.2. 

CC Roger. Plus 1.2. 

CMP 'And - let's take a look up there in the docking 



latch number U. The bungee is parallel. Roger. 
Bungee is parallel, but it's not fully extended. 
You look dovn in the end of it and - you know - 
and it's not fully extended. And - and the - 
capture - the docking latch itself or the docking 
lever is loose on the docking ring. So, it looks 
like to me that's when I ought to recock and fire 
it again. 

CC Okay. We copy that, Ron. Stand by. 

CC Ron, can you estimate in inches how far down the 

bungee piston is? 

Cr-IP Yes, it's down about a half an inch. 

CC Roger. 

CMP And - a - when I take the - and move the handle 

back aways and I can take the - hook. There I 
did it ... I took the hook and I pulled it back 
off the docking ring and then it caught again, so 
now it won't go back over the docking ring. 
Maybe - I just lifted the hook off the docking 
ring with my finger. 

CC Roger. 



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CC Say, Ron, I would like to caution you again, stick- 

ing your finger around or under that hook - there 
may still "be some spring energy stored up there 
that could release. 

CMP Oh, you het you. Yes, I know that. No, I was 

just touching the top of the hook when I pulled 
it hack off the docking ring. I'm pulling back 
onto the docking ring, and it looks like it's 
hack in the cocked position now, 

CC Okay. I think we've got the picture. 

CMP Do you want me to open the hatch here. Jack, or 

do you want to - while they're thinking about that 
I'll get out of the way and come on and open the 
hatch, 

Cf4P (Laughter) Can't get up and can't get down - 
Okay 

CC We're having a long conversation about that latch, 

Ron. Why don't you all just press on down the 
checklist and leave it as it is while we think 
about it? 

CMP Okay. That's what we're doing here Gordo. 

a^P Okay, Gordo, do you want the 0^ HEATERS 1 and 2, 

OFF, and 3, AUTO? That's what you've got. 

CC Yes, that's fine, 

CMP Okay. He's going to open the hatch and IVT, 

Gordo, let me tell you a little more on that dock- 
ing latch. When I looked at it, of course, my 
handle was flush against the edge and it was 
also - essentially - locked in position. But 
since the bungee was down on the thing I took hold 
of it, and I felt that the hook itself was loose. 
Okay, so I took the handle and the handle will 
come back - would come back once you pressed the 
little button, you know, to release the handle. 
The handle would come back to about a i+5-degree 
position just like it normally does when you try 



to cock the latches. Okay, with the handle back 
in that U5-degree position, then I grabbed hold 
of the hook and brought the hook off of the dock- 
ing ring with my finger and back to about that 
i+5-degree position again just like it was coin- 
parable to the first cocked position. And that's 
the way it is right now. 

Okay , Ron . 

Okay. One piece of tape coming up shortly, pro- 
vided I can find the tape. Here it is. Okay, 
Gordo, I'm running up through the tunnel from 
America to Challenger. 

Roger. 

Piece of tape coming up. I'll tell you, Gordo, 
it's remarkably clean up here. It doesn't look 
like the snowstorm that I remember coming into 
last time. 

Roger. Understand, 

... up here. Hey, you did a good job, friend. 
Hey, that's good. Where is it? Oh, you ... 

straight out there? Let me see; I want to see. 
I want to take a look at it, too. Hey, there it 
is; sticking straight out. Okay, Houston, Americ 
has a VHF antenna - looks deployed perfectly. 

Roger, 

... upside down in there. ... The commander's 
window has a slight amount of condensation on the 
lower left edge - that's the left-hand edge, 
really. It seems to be just there when the Sun 
warms the window. 

Roger, Jack. 

Okay, Houston. 7^ on 1-3. 



Okay. 



Tape 33/15 



LMP Geez, what was that? What was that from? What 

the heck is this? 

CC Sounds like the cabin ... is working up there. 

LMP Holy smole. ... Sun's out - there's Sun out in 

the AOT. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP Okay. I'm looking out the AOT, and I see a VIIF 

antenna and part of a umbra radar antenna in po- 
sition 1. Position 2 looks right in the radar 
antenna, and, as I said yesterday, it was 
beautiful. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Position 3, I see the other side of America and 

very, very clean air, very clean. Okay, I got 
a good view of the side of the service module, 
and you can see these little blisters in the side 
of the covering there quite distinctly. I think 
people were talking about those before. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Yes, I take that back. That's the side of - 

that's the side of the command module we're look- 
ing at that has the little blisters on it. Got 
to get oriented up here. Got a great view of the 
hatch - you ... watch your eyes and everything. 
Look up, rather than into the Sun ... 

SC Okay. Step 1 on 1-k . 

SC Okay, Gordy. The LMP OPS is 6lOO psi, 6lOO . 

CC Roger. 

SC And the CDR OPS is 5900, that's five-nine-zero- 

zero. 

CC Okay. 

SC Okay. Zip bag coming up. 



Tape 33/16 



SC You von't scare me any more if I come on up here 

with you, will you? (Laughter). 

3C I got to go hack in there. 

SC Okay. 

SC Yes, Do you want to stack part of it over there? 

No, wait a minute. There's strips of the stuff, 
you know, I'll just give you a strip of it. Take 
it over there. 

SC Okay. Here you go. That's ... of them is that 

enough? 

^'^ Yes, go ahead. Jack. Yes, in the tunnel. What do 

you need. 



SC Okay. 

SC Okay. 

SC Checking circuit breakers now, Gordy, 

CC Roger. 

••• ^oth circuit breaker panels were as advertised, 
Gordy . 

CC Okay. 

01 22 5^ 12 LI-IP Houston, 17 . 

CC Go ahead. IT, Houston. Go ahead. 

01 22 5h 22 LMP I need to make a correction. Roger. I need to make 

a correction. It looks as if that storm area that 



was in New Zealand yesterday has moved up across 
the two islands and is now sitting northwest. Jt's 
getting a little hard to identify the smaJ It-r islands 
in the pacific, but -- pretty sure I've got it In the 
right place now looking at the map. And it is 
northwest of New Zealand. And it looks like Mew 
Zealand is probably having reasonably good weather 
today, although I suspect it rained last night. 



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Tape 33/17 



CC Roger, Jack. That's interesting because on my prog 

it doesn't show a thing down that area. This just 
may not he up to date here yet. 

01 22 55 ^3 LMP Well, there may be nothing down there except some 

cloud patterns and - hut that's all I can see, 
of course. The front that's south of Australia 
now - I presume front - just looking at a fairly 
well-developed, although narrow, cloud line, is 
about 5 - about 10 degrees south of Perth right 
now, southwest of Perth and runs on a northwest- 
southeast line - over to a point about 10 or 
15 degrees southwest of Tasmania. And then it 
intersects a curved front that runs from there up 
to - to Tasmania, and then back around down south 
of New Zealand about 10 degrees . 

CC Roger, Jack. 

01 22 56 2U CDR Say, Bob, this is Gene. I got some new sensors on. 

You might want to take a look at them. 

CC Roger. Good show, Gene. We were just wondering 

about that, and I'll bug the guys on my left here 
and make sure they're looking at them. 

01 22 56 51 CC We're not getting any data yet. Gene. 

01 22 56 55 LMP Bob, we're starting to get ... from just off Luzon 

on the northeast trend , . , seen so far a shadow 
line of fairly thick high clouds overlying sono 
thick lower clouds behind the front. 

01 22 57 52 CC Roger. You might have - be of interest on board 

there, the FIDOs 

01 22 58 52 CC Jack, we've been having comm dropouts here on this 

OMNI. Have you swing around on us? 

01 22 59 06 LMP Okay. What - where did I leave you. Bob? 

CC Well, I'm not sure because we picked up a niimber 

of different bits, and then we dropped it all. 

LMP Did you get the overcast over Korea and Manchuria 

bit? 

CC Negative. I didn't get that. 



Tape 33/18 



01 22 59 36 LMP Okay. That generally - South China looks clear. 

I haven't had a real good look at it yet, it's out 
on the limb. It's clearly, however, overcast over 
Korea and Manchuria. It does not appear to be 
frontal weather there, though. The dominant front 
in the northwestern Pacific stretches on a north- 
west line from just off Luzon on up as far as I can 
see to the terminator. And it seems to be an 
extremely strong front with what I would guess is 
heavy air-mass weather all along it. And up to 
the east-northeast of Japan, there's an excellent 
example of a shadow line from some fairly thick 
high clouds on solid overcast of lower clouds. 
Don't see any major cyclone development alonp it, 
or wave development. It just locks like a very 
strong air-mass front. 

GC Roger, Jack. We've got it on our prog here. We 

don't show the one on the northeast part of Japan, 
but we do show a front prog for tomorrow morning 
going off of Taiwan and - right from Taiwan east- 
ward - past the Ryukyu Islands and just on into 
the northern Pacific there. Looks like pretty 
heavy cloud mass over there. 

Lm Roger. That's the one I'm - Roger. That's the one 

I'm looking at. Extremely heavy. And right now it - 
in fact starts ahout at Luzon. It looks like Taiwan 
is almost on the back side of it. 

•^C Yes. That's what our prog - it shows it right on 

Luzon and then Taiwan's clear. 



Say, you 



LMP Very good. 

CC We'll keep up with you yet there. Jack. 

may be interested. We've got 9 hours of good 
tracking on the - after the midcourse - and we 
show a perilune of about 52 miles which confirms 
a good midcourse . 

CDR Sounds outstanding. 

CMP 'That's great. 



01 23 03 05 CDR 



You can cross off the canister, by the way; it's 
changed. 



Tape 33/19 



CC Okay. EECOMs happy atout that now, finally. And, 

Gene - the CD - your data looks good. 

01 23 02 19 LMP Okay. 1 never had a chance to tell you. Bob, but 

you - as you see - I presume - I - the LMP no 
longer has sensors on. 

OC Roger. We confirm that. 

::iMP By the way, those were the - I guess you know - 

the sensors that we put on at the Cape. And they 
still seemed to he in good shape when I took them 
off. I figured I'd let things rest a while, and 
then I'll put them on again tomorrow. 

01 23 02 55 CC Roger. Looks like you've got eat period 

scheduled here for an hour, and then into the 
presleep checklist. 

LMP Whoopee! The old preslip [sic] checklist. 

01 23 12 19 CC Apollo IT, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead, T.P. 

CC Yes. I was going to say, is that talkative 

commander on hoard? 

CC How are you doing down there? 

CC Well, 1 feel lots "better. Like I told you, Geno - 

I think that you were the jinx on Gemini 9 for all 
the delays . Over . 

CDR No way; you got a longer history than I do. 

CC Everything's looking great. 

CDR Yes, it's looking good on board. We're - I think 

we're pretty well squared away. We've got our 
stowage in shape, and we're in the house-cleaning 
routine. And that's about 50 percent of the battle, 

CC Right. 

CDR The weather down there didn't look too good today. 

How's it been? 



Tape 33/20 



CC 



LMP 
CC 

LMP 



CDR 
CC 



Well, as it started out, it was below itiinimiuns 
this morning and finally, this afternoon, it 
cleared up. But it was strictly zilch this morn- 
ing and starting last night. There's another 
front due in here later tonight . 

Yes, we've heen watching that one. 

Well, Jack, you're turning into a very trained 
weather observer besides being a geologist. 

Oh, I'm enjoying it immensely, Tom, as you may 
have gathered . 



CC Right . 

LMP Very interesting place to watch; I'll tell you. 

CC Absolutely superb. 

01 23 19 CDR How are things on the home front, T.P.? 

CC Geneo, things couldn't be better. 

Well, you might sound all the good words from us, 

Oh, will do. I plan to drop by ajid bum a cup of 
coffee tomorrow. 



CDR I'd love to invite you up here for supper. 

CC And I wish I could join you. I could make another 

couple of remarks, but they'd be X-rated; so I 
shouldn't. 

CDR Okay. I'll accept that. 

CDR You notice I haven't yet. 

01 23 21 Oh CC (Chuckle) I'm very well pleased, Geneo. Your - 

your language is superb. 



ERD OF TAPE 



Tape 3^+/! 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUWD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



01 23 27 37 CC 17, Houston. Just a couple words. We'd like you 

to know we're real satisfied with all the LM data 
that we saw during the LM activation work today. 
And, looking at it, the data looked real good. 

IMP Great, Bob. I was - you had me worried there for 

a while with the comm. Do you have a good idea 
what caused that? 

CC Yes, we're sure about 99.9 percent of it was Just 

ground linkup. 

LMP Yes, that's certainly the way it acted onboard. 

CC I guess there won't be any need to go back and 

change the Checklist on that, but there's a lot 
to be said for maybe going to a real good stable 
condition and then getting a good firm checkout 
before you go into that downvoice backup mode and 
things like that. And I think that's what we'll 
do in the future. 

01 23 28 35 LMP Understand. 

01 23 i+5 50 LMP Houston; 7-17- 

CC Go ahead. Jack. 

LMP Say, I'm just a little curious about the difficulty 

on holding the omnis. Is that about the same as 
past missions, or are we losing a little bit more 
than usual? 

CC We're going to have Ed here give us a description 

for a minute, so let me stand by. 

LMP Okay . 

CC Jack, according to that - to our stalwart INCO 

over there, due to this new 210 down at Tidbinbilla 
we're holding actually longer than in the past 
history. 



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IMP Okay. I just guess I've never been on this end 

"before . 

CC Roger. Do you - do you hear it onboard when we 

break lock there? 

LMP Yes, matter of fact, with our SQUELCH ENABLED, we 

lose all the "background noise. And we know when 
we're picking you up because we start to get back- 
ground noise again. 

CC Roger. In other words, you - you are able to stop 

talking or something when you - when you know we're 
breaking lock then? 

LMP Well, if we happen to be talking when you break 

lock - no, unless we're watching the meters we 
won't. We lose you when you get about 55 - say 
60 percent signal strength. And apparently we're 
not talking to you when we have less than that. 

CC Roger. Yes, INCO gave me a briefing tonight and 

showed me what chart to watch so I can look at 
numbers when to talk. I've been talking to myself 
too much, lately. 

01 23 ^8 09 LMP Yes, they have a beautiful chart there for that 

purpose . 

CC I never really wanted to be an INCO, but I guess 

I was forced to tonight. 

LMP There are lots of comments for that one, Bob; but 

I'd better not say anything. 

CC Roger. 

LMP You'd never speak to me again. 

CC Well, that's all right. We can't X-rate the trans- 

cripts, so we'll just have to take - take it easy. 

LMP Say, Bob, I've got another question about the 

Challenger. 

CC Go ahead, sir. 



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LMP (Music) Yes, sir. The battery voltage on low 

taps, strangely enough, was just like the simu- 
lator; "but I had expected that the simulator 
might have been wrong - that we would have seen 
higher voltage there. Is that - is that about 
what you guys expected? 

CC Roger. They said they expected that because the 

extra time on the pad that they're running. That 
2-hour-and-i<-0-minute delay is coming into play 
again . 

LMP Oh, yes, yes. That's right. Good. I forgot all 

about that. Something made that slip my mind. 

CC Well, things have been going so well that I can't 

blame you forgetting that. 

IMP ... Stanley Holloway's crazy Flight Plan updates 

that we've just forgotten that we were ever late. 

CC Roger. Say, by the way, we like the music in the 

background. Sounds pretty good. 

LMP Yes, we sort of - didn't - we didn't get it out 

at all until today. [Music: Whipped Cream by 
Al Hirt] I don't know whether we forgot about it 
or too many other learning things going on. It's - 
it's quite pleasant. 

CC Roger. I don't think you forgot about it. I 

think you were Just glued to those windows. 

01 23 50 32 LMP Well, I still am, as a matter of fact. The old 

Earth's coming by. And, say, I mentioned a couple 
of fronts that joined together about 20 degrees 
south of - of - the south coast of Australia. And 
it looks like that's a fairly healthy storm center 
developing down in there - conceivably may migrate 
up across Tasmania and maybe up - up the Sydney- 
Brisbane coastal area in the next few days. 

CC Roger. Where is the exact center of that, Jack? 

It took me a second to get my prog out here. 



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LMP Well, just a second. Let me give you better ... 

from the map. 



01 23 51 20 CC Roger. 

CC While you're looking at your map, I just might 

mention to Gene. I just talked to your - your 
better half over there, and everybody's fine and 
happy. 

CDR Great. Always like to hear nevs like that, Bob. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Bob, did you get that - 15 to 20 def^rees south 

southwest of Adelaide? 

01 23 52 i+5 CC Roger. 

01 23 53 21 CC IT, Houston, Are you into your pre - presleep 

checklist yet? 

CC 17, Houston. Are you into your ... 

CC 17, Houston. Are you into your presleep check- 

list now? 

CDR We're just about ready to get started. Bob. We're 

running a little bit behind, but - we'll catch up 
here. 

CC Okay. No sweat. 

LMP (Music) Trying to get some more of this good 

food down. 

CC Roger. Keep saying those words. The people on 

ray left appreciate that. 

CDR Yes, but it does take awhile. 

CC I'm sure of that. 

LMP You know what we really need is Rita to fix it 

for us . 

CC That's affirmed. I'll go along on that. 



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01 23 56 19 CDR Okay, Bob, I'm going to cycle FMS 1 and 2. 

01 23 56 25 CC Okay, we're watching. 

01 23 57 50 CDR FMS are OFF. 

CC Roger. 

LMP BoTd, we're still on November November frame 1^+0, 

and I'm going to take two more pictures before 
I go to sleep, 

CC Roger, Jack. We copy that. November November 

frame lUO. And you ought to be on 1^+2 when you 
go to sleep, I guess, huh? 



01 23 59 37 LMP That's affirm. 

02 00 1I+ i+8 LMP Houston, 17. 

CC Go ahead. 



LMP Roger. One final word. I got those pictures; 

and, I tell you, that typhoon off - north of 
Borneo - looks like it's right off the coast of - 
the east coast of Vietnam now. And it's about as 
tightly organized and solid as anything I can 
remember seeing in photographs. It looks as if, 
from yesterday, it's moved quite a bit to the 
west. 



CC Roger. We concur. The prog for 12:00 - Let's 

see, that's about 6 hours from now - shows it to 
be right over the Vietnam area, the Viet - Vietnam 
peninsula there. So it looks like it's moving 
the way they're progging it, huh? 

LMP Yes; well, it's right there. Yes, it certainly is. 

It's - it's moved from just a little bit west of 
Luzon over to the coast there. So it's a pretty 
healthy storm. 



CC 



Roger. It looks - on the prog chart here - it 
looks real tight. It's a very - very centralized 
thing and real tight circular. 



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LMP Oh, yes, you better believe it. It in really - 

it is tight. It - it's really - really no hii^rc-r 
than the - in terms of cloud pattern - no bi,'"^(^er 
than the - say. South Vietnam itself. 

CC Roger. How're you getting that. Jack? Are you 

looking with the monocular now? 

LMP That's affirra. Monocular still gives real good 

resolution on the cloud patterns. [Music] Naked 
eye, you just see the masses; but with the 10-povei 
monocular, it's perfectly adequate for seeing the 
kind of patterns we're talking about. 



02 00 17 02 CC 
02 00 20 00 CC 



Roger. I understamd. 

V/ell, guys, I guess I won't get the chance to say 
goodnight to you beca.use Parker's going to come 
in to put you to bed. 



IMP Heavens. 

CC And we'd - we'd like you to clear ~ - 

LJ'IP You can still say goodnight, Bob. 

CC the DSKY, if you will. 

II-'P Say goodnight, Bob, 

CC Say goodnight, Dick, hulri? One last word. You 

know, we're alvrays hounding you guys - really don't 
mean to - but we -we'd like to see a clear DSKY 
so something doesn't burn out. Don't know the 
exact words on that, but - 

CDR Okay, we - we'll give you a clear DSKY. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Goodjiight, Robert, 

02 00 20 50 CC We'll see you tomorrow, troops. And we had a good 

show today, and we '13. have more tomorrow. 

LMP Ron says goodnight. Bob. 



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02 00 21 23 CC Roger. 

02 00 28 25 IMP RolDert Parker, are you there? 

CC That's affirmative. 

LMP Well, you're just in time to put us to sleep, and 

I'll give you one last little old ohservation here. 
Extremely bright zero phase point right off the 
northwestern corner of Australia right at Carnarvon, 
It's as bright as I've seen. They must have a 
pretty good sxirf or something going in there. 

CC Okay, that sounds good. 

CC Okay, 17, we copy all that; and I gather you're 

going to sleep at this point. 

LMP Well, we're going to try. Bob. I don't think any 

of us are real sleepy right now, but we're going 
to give her the old space try, here; and I'm sure 
we'll be asleep before long. Ron is on watch; 
and, if you don't wake him up with your voice, 
give hiir. a crew alert. He says he'll wake up witli 
a MASTER ALARM. 

02 00 30 00 CC That's a healthy sign. All right, gujs ; if 1 stick 

aroxmd long enough in the morning, I'll wake you 
up. 

02 00 33 25 CDR Okay, Robert, are you happy with your high - 

antenna configuration? 

CC That's affirm. IWGO is happy. 

CDR Okay, you have anything else for us? I'll take 

care of our sleep configuration if you don't. 

CC Okay, stand by. I'll go around the MOCR here 

with white. 

SC (Laughter) 

CC Okay. A lot of happy people down here with nothing 

to ask you. 



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CDR 

CC 
CDR 

CC 

CDR 

CC 

CDR 

CC 

CDR 

CC 

CC 

CDR 

02 00 36 12 CC 



Okay, Rice to have ei^er^rDody happy. And you - 
that includes the ~ the "biomed on the coimandor, 
huh? 

Okay- I guess they're happy. 

Okay, are you going to sing to Ron in the morning 
to "wake us up? 

Depends on how soon you g^uys decide to vfake up in 
the morning, I'll "be aro^'ond for 8 hours anyv^ay. 

Vfhat ' s your expected 3ET of awsiie? 

Sxand t>y. Okay, 2.7 , it should say 56 - - 

., 56. 

Go sJi.ead, 

Yes 5 we're just going to say the same thing. 

Okay. Should show 56 on your clock. 

In fact, Dr= Kranz, here. Just decided that you 
guys get another h.aj.f hour in the morning if you 
vanted it. But you hetter tell us now because 
we'll wake you up at 5^ 3.nd ask you if you vant 
the othei' half hour then, tmless you tell us. 



Yes, why don't you give 
if we happen to wake up 
well 3 we'll do it„ 



us another half hour; and 
and vrant to move around, 



Okay; we'll wake you up a.t 5b: 30, 



EYi'D OF TAPE 



Tapes 35-39/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - HO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape ho/1 



APOLLO 

02 08 35 ^3 

02 08 37 00 CC 

02 08 38 IT CC 

02 08 39 18 CC 

02 08 111 IT CC 

02 08 1+5 55 

02 08 l+T 58 CC 

02 09 05 Ok CC 

02 09 23 lU CC 

02 09 23 33 CC 

02 09 39 39 

02 09 ho 36 CC 

02 09 i+0 U6 LMP 
CC 
LMP 
CC 
SC 
LMP 

02 09 1+1 l6 CC 



IT AIR-TO-GROUiro VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

(Music: Jayhawk Fight Song) 
Good morning, Apollo IT. It's Houston. Over. 
Apollo IT, Houston. Good morning. 
Apollo IT, this is Houston. Good morning. 
Apollo IT, Houston, Good morning. 

(Music: Jayhawk Fight Song) 

Apollo IT, Houston. Good morning. Are you with 
us this morning? 

Good morning, Apollo IT. It's time to rise and 
shine . Over . 

Apollo 17; oh, Apollo IT; it's morning. Time to 
get up. Over. 

Hello, Apollo IT; do you read? Over. 

(Music: Jayhawk Fight Song) 

Hello, IT. Hello, IT. How do you read us this 
morning? 

We're asleep. 

That's the understatement of the year. 
Never let Eyajis be on watch. 

I think we'll go along with that from here on. 
. . . good morning. 

(Laughter) That was some party last night, Gordy. 
Man, that was a humdinger. 

Must have "been. 



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02 09 h5 11 CC IT, Houston. Over. 

SC Go ahead . , , 

CC Okay, we're starting out late, as you know; but 

there's nothing ahead that we can see that's 
time-critical. So you might try to hurry a little, 
but don't - don't go to any great lengths to try 
to catch up with the Flight Plan, We can slip 
the LM telemetry activation without any problem. 
Over. 

IMP Okay, we got you. Our biggest problem this morn- 

ing is keeping Ron from going back to sleep. 

CC Roger. 

CMP By the way, my sleep report is - looks like I had 

about 7-1/2 hoiirs of pretty good sleep. 

SC And if you believe that, you're really a ... 

02 09 52 20 IMP Okay, Houston; 17. I don't know if you're ready 

for this or not, but we have a few reports for 
you, 

CC We're ready. Go ahead, Jack. 

IMP Okay. On your CDR: PRD, 17028; he claims 

7-1/2 hours of good sleep. He had a Seconal before 
going to bed, and since the last reporting, has had 
four containers of water. 

CC Roger. 

LMP OkEQT, with respect to food - Let's see, we gave 

you a - intermediate report yesterday. Do you 
want that repeated? 

CC Negative. 

LMP Well, I'm not sure I can differentiate what I 

said yestei^ay, so Jxist better give it all to 
you. This is yesterday's complete report. 



CC 



Ok^. 



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LMP CDR was scrambled eggs, three bacon squares, 

peaches, pineapple-grapefruit drink, peanut butter. 
Jelly, bread, chocolate bar, orange drink, apricot - 
that's dried apricot - one frankfurter, a third of 
a fruitcake, half a beefsteak, butterscotch pud- 
ding, orange drink, and tea. 

CC Okay, we got that. 

LMP Let me know if I'm too fast for you. 

CC No, we've got it all on tape. Go ahead. 

LMP Okay, with respect to food yesterday - LMP: scram- 

bled eggs , four bacon squares , orange-pineapple 
drink, cocoa, potato soup, two peanut butter, 
two Jelly, two bread, cherry bar, orange-grapefruit 
drink, beefsteak, orange drink, and tea. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Okay, and the PRD is - - 

CC Jack, we're Just about to switch antennas now. 

Why don't you wait until we get through it before 
continuing. 

02 09 55 '^O LMP Roger. 

LMP Okay, Houston. You back with us? 

Okay, Jack. I think we're back with you again. 

Okay; got you. LMP: PRD, 2ho6k; T-l/2 hours veiy 
good sleep, 1 hour intermittent. Had a Seconal. 
I took two aspirins yesterday. And since the last 
reporting, I've had fowr containers of water. 

CC Roger. 

02 09 58 29 LMP Okay. Old CMP - the man of the hour, one mipht 

say. Scrambled eggs, bacon squares, peaches, 
cinnamon toast bread, orange Juice, cocoa, peanut 
butter. Jelly, bread, cherry bar, citrus beverage, 
fruitcake, butterscotch pudding, orange drink. 



CC 
LMP 



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tiarkey emd gravy, two frankfurters, and tea. You 
might say he was a little logey. Okay. CMP: 
PRD, 1502T; T and a - let's - Make that 8 hours 
of very good sleep. He claims he didn't get to 
sleep for a while, Seconal, and he's had five con- 
tainers of water since the last reporting, 

CC Okay. 



CC Jack, if - future reports if it's any easier, we 

can go to negative reporting. If you're fairly 
close to the memos. Just tell us the differences. 
Whatever is easiest for you is fine with us. 

02 10 00 ho IMP Okay. Well, now that we're eating well, that may 

he the best way to do it. 

CC Okay, I have the - your consumables status, if 

everybody that's interested is listening. 

MP Go ahead, Gordon. 

CC Okay. Your RCS is running right along at 1.3 per- 

cent above the Flight Plan line. On your cryos , 
the tanks 2 and 3 are right on the lines. 

Tank 1 is still, as before, about k percent below - 
below the line but looking real good. On hydrogen, 
you're a little above on one tank - on tank 2 - a 
little bit below on tank 3, but the average is 
right with the Flight Plan lines. So consumables 
look good. Over. 

LMP Okay. That's good to hear. And, I see that our 

old SPS oxidizer pressure has dropped some more. 
I guess the old - the helium is working it's way 
in there - or out of there. 

CC Okay. That's the way it looks to us. One final 

thing. Management has informed me that since 
you've been so late getting to work this morning, 
we are going to have to dock you all a day's 
annual leave. 



LMP All of us ! I can understand - I can understand 

that for the commander, since he's always the 
commander, but I do not understand why the LMP 
loses a day - an hour. 



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CDR Hello, HoTiston. This is America. 

CC Hello, Gene. Good morning. 

CDR Hello, Gordo. Request is that I handle the dis- 

ciplinary protlems up here; how's that? 

CC Okay. 

CC Geno, we'll have FAO work on a good time in the 

Flight Plan later here to work in a captain's mast. 

CDR Okay; (chuckle) that'll be great. Hey, Gordy, for 

the record; I swallowed three of those - those gas 
pills yesterday. 

02 10 Ol+ Qlt CC Okay. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape kl/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

02 10 18 27 CMP Houston, 17. 

CMP Houston, IT. 

CC Okay, Ron, we see the 93s; and you're clear to 

torcjue them. 

CMP Okay, we'll torque them at 19:20. 

02 10 19 17 LMP And, Houston, I've started the dumping. 

CC Roger. 

02 10 20 07 LMP And, Houston, we're going to dump A on the water 

dump - WASTE WATER DUMP. 

02 10 20 11 CC Okay. 

02 10 28 30 LMP Houston, we're starting a - 0^ purge. 

CC Okay, Jack. 

CDR Hey, Gordo, we'll get everything cleaned up in 

the Flight Plan, including eating up to 59 hours, 
where we start checking the DELTA-P and pres- 
surizing the CSM for LM entry. 

CC Okay. We see you doing all that now, and we're 

just checking things off as you call them. Sounds 
good. 

CDR Okay. And then when we'll clean all that up - 

regards to what the time will be - We'll pick up 
the 59-hour mark then. 

02 10 29 CC Okay. 

02 10 31 30 IMP Okay. Waste water dump is terminated. 

CC Roger. 

02 10 35 23 LMP Fuel cell purge complete. 



I 



Tape hl/2 



CC Roger on the fuel cell purge. 

02 10 39 23 LMP Hello, Houston; 1?. 

CC Go ahead. 

LMP Roger. While we're getting organized to eat a 

little bit here, I'll give you jomt morning weather 
report, if you want it. 

CC Okay, go ahead. 

LMP Okay, Gordy. That little storm - fairly big 

storm ~ that was off the coast of northwest Africa 
yesterday, has moved inland and presumably is 
giving those people up there some weather. Might 
even be getting some snow up in the Atlas Mountains. 
It's still fairly well organized and inland a few 
hundred miles - or the edge of it is inland a few 
hundred miles. The people at the Cape of Good Hope 
ought to be seeing some clouds that are forer\mners 
of a large circulation system that's south- 
southwest of them - that, although large, it seems 
to have most of its heavy clouds to the southeast 
of the center. And they may not get any major 
weather out of this one. But they'll probably 
have cloudiness for a few days. The storm that 
was over Buenos Aires yesterday has apparently 
moved out to sea and is now west - or east- 
southeast of that area. Otherwise the - except 
for those three storm areas, the South Atlantic 
looks relatively calm. The zero phase point is 
now off the - east coast of South America, and it 
looks fairly dull and gray. And I suspect no ex- 
tensive choppiness in that area. 

02 10 kl 50 CC Jack, take a breather there. We got an antenna 

switch coming. 

02 10 U5 10 CC Okay Jack, we're back with you and listening. 

LMP Okay, Gordy, I can't see you right now. I think 

that was about the extent of it. We'll get some 
food; and, while I'm eating, I'll look at it and 
see if there are any more details. 



Tape Ul/3 



Okay. 

17, Houston. I have the morning news here, when- 
ever you'd like to hear it - if you would. 

Go ahead, Gordo. We'd like to hear it now. 

Okay. First, a look at the weather in the local 
area. It's going to he mostly cloudy throuigh 
Sunday, with a chance of showers here today - tut 
much warmer. I'll have to wait until we get 
through the omni switch here, and then I'll he 
back with you. 

Okay, 1T» continuing on with the weather. It 
should be - get up to the upper 60s here in Houston 
today. It was foggy when I came to work, hut I 
understand the Sun is out now and the fog is burned 
off. On the international-national scene: There's 
another reported snag in negotiations between 
Dr. Henry Kissinger and North Vietnam's Le Due Tho. 
The two have discussed the peace terms since Mon- 
day; but, so far, little news concerning the talks 
has been released by either side. They meet again 
today. A judge in the Pentagon Papers trial of 
Daniel Ellsburg has declared a mistrial. Judge 
Matt Bum has asked that a new jury be selected. 
Both sides in the cases must now go back to the 
beginning and prepare their arguments again. 
Former President Harry Triitnan is still hospitalized 
with a serious heart condition. Although listed 
in critical condition, the 88-year-old former 
Chief Executive has shown some improvement, accord- 
ing to his daughter, Margaret Triiman Daniel. 

President Nixon has completed selection of his new 
cabinet by annoiancing that he will keep Richard 
Kleindlenst as Attorney General, There will be a 
number of major changes, though, in upper levels 
of the Justice and Interior Departments. Life 
Magazine will be no more as of the end of December. 
The pictorial magazine lost over 30 million dollars 
during the past k years. No doubt some of the 
final pictures to appear in the famous 36-year-old 
publication will be those of the Apollo IT mission. 
An airliner crashed at Midway Airport in Chicago, 
Friday. Of the 61 persons aboard, only 18 survived 



the crash. In other national and international 
highlights: Unemployment figures show a drop to 
the lowest level in 2 years; 5.6 billion dollars 
has been released by the Federal Government in 
the first revenue-sharing payment to the state 
and local governments; and the NATO foreign min- 
isters have urged the Soviet Union to cut down 
troop strength and slIIow freer movement of people 
over the east-west borders. In locaJ. and regional 
news: New hijack control devices have been in- 
stalled at Houston Intercontinental Airport. The 
new metal detectors are being installed in many air- 
ports around the United States. New inspection 
procedures will also begin in January - of all 
hand l\iggage carried aboard airliners . And on 
the sports page: Al Conover is not going to re- 
turn to Wake Forest as rumored. The Rice coach 
has met with University President Dr. Norman 
Hackerman to discuss a firm 5-yeai' contract agree- 
ment. Professional football highlights today's 
sports; the "Over-the-Hill-Gang" from Washington 
with Billy Kilmer and Larry Brown will take on the 
Dallas Cowboys at Texas StadiTm in Irving. The 
Cowboys will, no doubt, go with Craig Morton at 
quarterback. Dallas can ensure itself of a "wild 
cajrd" slot in the playoffs with the Redskins, if 
they win . For Dallas , it's a revenge game . The 
Skins have won nine straight. 

Johnny Bench, the Cincinnati Reds all-everything 
catcher, has been hospitalized for tests. X-rays 
showed a spot on a lung. Doctors feel sure the 
lesion is benign, thoiigh. The University of 
Houston basketball team takes on Xavier tonight . 
The Coijgars, with four wins and one loss, will 
face a Xavier team that likes to play slowdown 
basketball. The Hotiston Rockets beat the Portland, 
Oregon, Trailblazers last night in Hofheinz, Ilk 
to 108. The Big Eight Athletic Conference has 
joined the Big Ten and the Ohio Athletic Conference 
in breaking relations with the U.S. Olympic Com- 
mittee. Back in Houston again: Bill Peterson, 
the Oiler coach, says he's not planning on new 
assistant coaches. He says, "The Oilers need more 
togetherness with their coaches, not new ones." 
And a final item: the Des Moines, Iowa, post 
office was emptying a mail pouch. One package 



Tape Hi/ 5 



fell on the floor, broke open, and spilled all 
over the place. The contents were Postal Service 
instructions on how to wrap and mail packages to 
insure safe transit and delivery." 

02 11 00 02 LMP Very good news report, Gordo - 

CDR Yes. That crash in Chicago, can you tell me a 

little hit more ahout it? 

CC I read real briefly in the paper, just before I 

came in, that it did crash in a populated area. 
It was a very brief report. I don't think the 
final details have been published yet. I'll 
check to see if we've got anymore in. 

CDR Okay. And I guess you know where - at least my 

wishes go for that Cowbcy game, don't you? 

CC I'm not sure that I do. 

CDR I'll just let you make an assumption. 

02 11 00 59 CC Okay. We've got an antenna switch coming here. 

02 11 Oh 22 CC IT, Houston. I have a little more on the plane 

crash, if you'd like to hear it. 



CDR Yes, sir, Gordy. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. It was a United Airlines jet, 6l people 

aboard. And it crashed Into a south-side Chicago 
neighborhood while trying to land at Midway. Most 
of the 55 passengers - There were - well, I'm not 
sure I'm getting all the nimbers right here. But 
it said here that most of the 55 passengers were 
found dead in the debris of a - and it was a 
Boeing T3T about a half a mile away from the air- 
port. One of the victims was representative 
George Collins, a Democrat from Illinois - who was 
returning from Washington to organize a children's 
Christmas party. The weather, at the time, was a 
500-foot ceiling and 1-mile visibility. And sleet 
and snow were falling at the time. There were no 
report that any occupants of the houses were in- 
jured or killed. I turn back to the back of the 
paper, here. A United spokesman said one of the 



Tape kl/6 



six crewmenibers , a stewajrdess , was among l6 persons 
admitted to Holy Cross Hospital. She said there 
were two infants among the passengers. Jet appar- 
ently missed runway 13 at Midway on - and cruised 
over the neighborhood of bungalow homes at heights 
of 500 to 1000 feet and then with his nose up and 
tail down tore into the dwellings. Witnesses said 
the plane scraped the roofs of two bungalows and 
sheared through six houses, setting them aflame. 
The fuselage of the airliner split, but the nose 
remained intact. A tail section was sticking out 
of one house. The plummetting airliner sheared 
through utility lines and a 2-square-mile area 
was blacked out. Telephone service was knocked 
out. A power company spokesman said 5000 homes 
were affected. 



CDR Okey doke . 

CC And a little news about your trajectory. Since 

the midcourse 2, you've been looking real good. 
You've - you're homing in on 53-1/2-mile parallel. 
We're discussing midcourse k, which - if we do it 
all - it's going to be very small. It's looking 
like about a foot and a half per second right now. 
And I guess if we do it, it will only be because 
it will save us DELTA-V at LOI. Over. 



CDR Okay, I was Just looking. Those dumps really 

knocked us for a loop, didn't they? 

CC Yes, it - it's driving your PTC out. 

02 11 07 hi CDR Yes, we're at almost kO degrees now. 

IMP Gordy, has the temperature been pretty cold 

down there? 



CC Here, in Houston, it warmed up considerably last 

night - yesterday afternoon and last night. And 
this morning, it's probably in the 60s somewhere. 



02 11 11 20 LHP 



Makes it - 



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02 11 18 33 CC 17, Houston. I have some words about the troubles 

we had during the LM comm checks yesterday, if 
you have a free moment to listen. 

CDR Go ahead, Gordy. We're listening. 

CC Okay. We think we've got a pretty good handle on 

what the problem was - and that was, that the - 
the LM communications gear, we think, was jumping 
on the voice subcarrier, rather than the main 
carrier. And the symptoms that we had point to 
that. What would happen is, when I would try to 
transmit, then it would lose lock as soon as I 
put modulation on the voice subcarrier. During 
the checks today, we're going to try to verify 
that the system is indeed working okay. And we 
can do it without any changes in the onboard pro- 
cedures by - piorely by procedures that will be 
handled at the ground site and here at Mission 
Control. And so that's what we're planning to do. 
We really don't - The problem that happened has 
been seen before, evidently; and it's not that 
iiniisual. We really don't think there's anything 
wrong with the onboard equipment. Over. 

LMP Sounds good, Gordy. We'll just take her slow and 

easy when I get over there today and make sure we 
understand it. 

CC Okay, Jack. And there's no - real no voice check 

scheduled, and we don't think any are required. 
We can tell what we need to do without any voice 
checks . . . 

LMP Gordy, you're breaking up. Talk to you as soon 

as we get another omni. 

02 11 20 3h CC Okay. 

LMP While I got you, I took three pictures of the Earth. 

I thought I might have moved one of them. And 
we're on frame 1^+5. 

LMP Did you copy, Gordy? 



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CC That's affirmative. Jack. I copy. You may not 

be reading me through the omni switch. 

LMP Okay, that was mag November November. 

02 11 21 21 CC Roger. 

02 11 23 50 DIP Houston, IT. Do you want us to go into a 

battery B charge? 

CC Let me check, Jack. That's affirmative. Go ahead. 

LMP Okay. 

02 11 25 2U LMP BATTERY B is being CHARGED. And, Gordy, different 

than the last time - the charger amps is moving up 
very slowly. Started out at about 0.02 and now 
is 1 amp - little more - It's still going up. Be- 
fore, it Jumped right up to about 2 amps. Is that 
expected? 

CC Oh ... we'll check on that. Stand by. 

CDR Gordy, the LM/CM DELTA-P is 0.6. You still want 

us to taJte the command module up? 



CC 



Geno, that'll be fine. You will not have to Jack 
up the command module pressure. 



CDR Okay, I think I'll maneuver at attitude then. 

02 11 26 1+0 CC Okay; sounds good. 

02 11 28 07 CC Jack, the way the amps are going to look when you 

put the charger on is the function of the state 
of the charge of the battery. And what you de- 
scribed is about what we'd expect, considering 
where the battery should be. 

LMP Okay; that's what I figured. It's up about 

one and three-quarter amps now. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And it appears to be stable. 



I 



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CC Okay • 

LMP Gordy, I'm in the process of - I'm in the process 

of putting hiomed sensors on. 

02 11 28 U5 CC Roger. 

CMP Hey, Houston i IT. Thanks to a little South 

Carolina boy we had up here last time, we've got 
some grits up here. And they're really not too 
bad. A little butter on them and - A little bit 
dry. Of course, you could add a little more 
water to them and they'd be a little better, but 
not bad at all. 

CC I can't believe I'm hearing that from a real Yankee. 

CMP Of course, Kansas is not exactly Yankee. 

CDR Let me tell you, that does not apply to the little 

old farm boy from Chicago. 

CC Roger. 

LMP As you students of American history may recall, 

Kansas caused a lot of the problem we had with 
those two people. 

CC Roger. 

02 11 31 U8 CDR And grits is causing the rest of it. 

02 11 32 39 CC IT, Houston. We see that you're making a 

maneuver uncoupled in pitch, and we'd rather 
you make it coupled to keep FDO happy. Over. 

LMP Okay. 

02 11 33 56 CDR Yes, that was my fault, Gordo. I screwed up here. 

02 11 h2 50 CMP Houston, EMERGENCY CAB REPRESS is OFF. 

CC Roger, 



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02 11 1+3 03 CMP Okay, REPRESS PACKAGE valve is OFF. 

CC Say again, Ron. 

CDR Hello, Gordy. You with tis? 

CC Yes. How do you read? 

CDR We're reading you loud and clear. The EMERGENCY 

CABIN PRESSURE SELECT is OFF. And we're about 
ready to open the EQUALIZATION valve. 

CC Okay. And we're ready for the high gain. 

02 11 43 31 CMP Okay. 

END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROTJMD VOICE TRANS CEIPTION 



02 11 kk h2 CDR Okay, Gordy. That's the highgain. How do you 

like it? 

02 11 kk U5 CC Looking good. 

02 11 1+5 19 CDR Okay, Gordy. I was reading 0.2 on the DELTA-P and 

the hatch is cracked. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

02 11 1+8 39 LMP Hey, Houston; 17. How do you read the LMPs biomed? 

CC Let me check. 

02 11 1+9 09 CC Jack, the EKG looks great. Your ZPN looks like a 

sensor may be loose. 

CC And we'll be handing over here in - - 

LMP . . . loose sensor . . . 

CC - - about 30 seconds. 

02 11 1+9 31 LMP Okay. We're in the process of getting the probe 

and drogue out. I pushed on the sensors real hard 
a,gain, and see if that helps it. 

CC Okay. We'll take a look. 

02 11 1+9 52 CC That helped it. Don't worry about it, until we 

call you sigain. 

CDR ... on that one, Gordy. You've always been one of 

those smooth talkers. 

02 11 3k 51 CMP There's all - yes - they're down there somewhere. 

02 11 51+ 53 CMP Okay. The probe is out. And we'll try the drogue 

now. 

CC Okay, Ron. 

02 11 5T 50 CDR Okay, the - the drogue is out, and we're going up 

to take another look at Challenger. 



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CC Okay, Gene. 

02 11 59 30 LMP Somebody left their lights on in here. 

CC Roger. 

LMP It's just like a refrigerator. 

CC Roger. 
02 12 00 36 IMP Docking index is unchanged. 

CC Okay. It's a plus 1.2. Right? 

02 12 00 J+lt LMP That's affirm. 

02 12 03 17 CC Ron, Houston. Over. 

CMP Go ahead. 

CC Okay, Ron. When you get a - a moment, when it's 

convenient, we'd like you to go up to the latch 
number k there, the one that's been giving \is 
trouble, and we'd like you - well, we think it's 
Just half cocked and we'd like you to stroke it. 
We think it will probably cock on one - with one 
more stroke. We'd like you to stroke it at least 
twice more to verify that it is really cocked. 
And as you do stroke the handle, we'd like you to 
notice approximately what point in the - in the 
throw that the resistance increases. I think that 
summarizes what we want you to do, if you keep us 
advised as you go along. 

CMP Okay. 

CC We - we're going to leave it cocked then from here 

on until redocking after rendezvous. Well - we 
don't want to - we don't want you to fire it. 

CMP Sure. Understand. 

02 12 05 08 LMP Houston, we're transferring to IM power. 

CC Roger . 

IMP Okay, Houston. I'm going to give them UA POWER. 

I'm going to go RESET and OFF. 



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02 12 05 21 IMP And we have LM power. 

CC Roger. 

02 12 05 h9 CDR Gordo, this is Geno. 

CC Go ahead. Gene. 

02 12 05 5^ CDR Okay. While my compatriots are carrying out their 

respective tasks, I'm going to go off the sdr here 
for a - a few short minutes. And give you a call 
when I get "back. 

CC Okay. 

02 12 06 12 LMP And I'm in step 3, Gordy, on 2-2. 

CC Roger. 

02 12 07 25 CMP Okay, Houston. America here. I'm on ny docking 

latch number k now. 

CC Okay, Ron. 

02 12 07 50 CMP Okay, the handle itself is free swinging at - to 

a point about 1 inch beyond the "backside of the 
J-hook . 

CC Roger. 

02 12 08 10 CMP And, I'll go ahead and try to cock it now, 

02 12 08 21 LMP Gordy, ED BATs are 37.2 and 37-2, and the BUS 

VOLTAGES are 26.2 and I'll bring on the high taps. 

CC Okay, Jack. Sounds good. 

02 12 08 h2 CMP And, Houston, as we all suspected, it has one cock 

on it, or it had one cock. Now it's fully cocked. 
And the handle itself is free swinging. The 
plmger has depressed, oh, almost three-quarters 
of an inch from the top. And it is no longer 
parallel with the surface. 

CC Roger, Ron. 



Tape k2/h 



02 12 09 19 CMP Okay. When you look tack in the side of it there, 

that little J-hook with the snowman in it, the 
snowman's head points - as you look directly at 
the side of it, it points - the snowman's head is 
at 8 o'clock and the connecting link from the one 
that connects - the one that goes into the plunger 
to - to the little fat J-bar there, is parallel 
with that slot, so that the point of the J sticks 
out. So it is, indeed, fully cocked. 

CC Okay, Ron. Sounds good and that's where we'd like 

to leave it. 

CMP Okay. Will do. 

02 12 10 20 mP Okay. Step 5, 2-3. 

CC Roger. 

02 12 11 21 DIP Okay, Houston. Step 5 coB5>lete. Glycol pressure 

is 21. It's down about a psi from yesterday. 



CC 



CMP 
CC 

CC 

CMP 



Okay, Jack. Copy. 



02 12 11 32 CMP And, Houston, is magazine II a good one to use for 

a - some opportunity interior photos? 

CC Let me check, Ron. 

02 12 11 56 CC That's affirm; II sounds good. 

Hope so. Looks like that's the only one 1 have. 

Do you - do you recall when you did the heat flow 
on HH, if you used all of HH up on that experiment? 

Don't get it out to look, but I just wondered if 
you remembered. 

... No, it ran out. It didn't - I got the com- 
plete cooldovm part of the ex - of the experiment 
on HH and then switched to HIGH. And I got about 
2 minutes of HIGH before the film ran out again. 
Had that at HIGH power on the - on the 



CC 



Okay, Ron. Thank you. 



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CMP iUrter the main part of the experiment vas com- 

plete. 

CC Roger. 

CC And, Jack, we're copying LM data now. 

02 12 13 02 IJyiP Okay, Gordy. Beautiful. I was just going to say 

step 6 is complete. 

02 12 16 1*5 LMP Houston, IT. 

CC Go ahead. 

IMP Roger. I just was thinking while I was waiting 

here that the cleanliness of these two spacecraft 
is certainly a tribute to the - all the people at 
Grumman and Downey and at the Cape, who worked so 
hard to put them that way. 

CC Okay. We'll make sure they hear ahout it. 

02 12 19 31 CC Challenger, Houston. We're - we've looked at the 

LM data and it looks perfect, no problems at all. 
What we're doing right now, though, is - is - the 
checkout on the carrier and subcarrier lockups on 
the IM comm. So far, we've had no trouble with 
it, but we haven't quite completed the routine we 
wanted to try. Over. 

IMP Okay. I \mderstand, Gordy. No - no hurry here. 

02 12 25 3^* CC Okay, Jack. We've completed our Investigation of 

the comra, there. It all looked good. You can 
press on page 2-'k. 

LMP Roger. 

02 12 27 13 LMP Say, Gordy, I see I neglected to pull the BAL LOAD 

circuit breaker when I went to - after going to 
high taps. You want me to go back and show you 
that again? 

CC Stand by. 



02 12 27 36 LMP 



That's the BAL LOADs breaker on l6, so the buses 
were tied together. 



Tape U2/6 



CC Roger. I iinderstand. 

02 12 27 50 CC Jack, there's no need to go back. Just keep on 

going. 

LMP Okay. Sorry about that. 

CC No problem. 

02 12 31 1*2 CC America, Houston. We're all ready for the E-MOD 

dtmp, if it's convenient to you. 

02 12 32 18 CMP Houston, this is America. I guess that's for me 

isn't it? 



CC 
CMP 



CC 
CDR 

CC 



That's right, for Captain America. 
(Lau^ter) Okay. We'll get her here. 



02 12 32 39 CMP Okay, VERB jk ENTER. 

02 12 32 41* CC Okay, we're getting It. 

CMP Okay. 

02 12 33 11 CMP And, Houston, we have 50 percent remaining on 

magazine India India. 

CC Roger. 

CMP And they're all taken at 6 frames a second. 

CC Okay. 

02 12 33 5h CC Okay, America, we've got the dump. 

02 12 3h 05 CMP Okay. Understand; you have the dump. 

02 12 37 35 CDR Hello, Clordo. This is Geno. I'm - back on the 

line. 



Okay. Welcome back. 

Yes, I was Just testing out the survival techniques 
in space. 

Roger. Did you survive? 



Tape U2/T 



CDR Well, so far. 

02 12 38 00 CDR And we've got the IM back on CSM power. 

CC Okay. 

CDR Gordo, it's called education of necessity. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Okay. I guess the LM looked pretty good to you, 

huh? 

CC Yes, sir. It looked perfect. And we also went 

through, the little comniunications main carrier 
sub carrier lockup check, and the - and the comm 
system worked perfectly, so there's no problems 
at all to report. 

02 12 39 07 CDR Okay, fine. We'll start in - with the - Jack 

donning the PGA, and then I'll follow him. 

CC Okay. 

02 12 ho 38 LMP Gordy, how'd that ZPN turn out? 

CC Let me get another check, here. 

02 12 kl 21 CC Okay, Jack. It looks fairly good right now. 

Don't bother changing anything. 

IMP Well, I'm just going to be in a position to work 

on it in a little while and if the occasion arises, 
I could. 

CC Okay, we'll keep that in mind, although it looks 

reasonable at the moment. It has shown some - 
at some times, it's gone to - from edge to edge 
on their scale but it's come back in right. Find 
out later if they want to do anything. 

02 12 h2 00 LMP Okay, the - the electrolyte pads may be still ex- 

panding a little bit so I'm going off the air 
briefly to start getting into the suit. And I'll 
talk to you in a little while. 

CC Okay . 



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02 12 53 1^8 CDR Hello, Gordo. 

CC Hello. 

02 12 53 57 CDR Okay. We're up to frane covmt 151 on magazine 

Novenajer November, ^ey've been plctitres of the - 
primarily of the CSM out the LM windowB by the CMP, 

CC Okay. 

CDR He's been up there fooling around for a while. We 

may have to check it out and see what he did. 

02 12 57 k2 CC America, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead, Gordo. 

CC That dropout there was because Ascension had a 

problem. We're now over on Madrid, and you're 
sounding good. 

02 12 57 59 CDR Okay. 

02 13 01 ik CDR Okay, Gordo. Jack is in his suit, unzipped at this 

time. I'm going off the air, and Ron will come on 
and keep you informed as to how we're going. 

CC Okay. Fine. 

02 13 03 07 IMP Houston. How do you read the LMP? 

CC Loud and clear. Jack. 

02 13 03 13 LMP Okay. I'm in w suit, presently unzipped. Didn't 

seem to be any problem at all. 

CC Okay. 

02 13 OU 07 IMP And, Gordy, I think I found the problem with the 

biomed sensors. And when I come out of the suit, 
I can fix it. I put a little of that bacterial 
cream on the sensor places last nigjit as a pre- 
ventive medianism, and I think it's Just a little 
greasy to hold the sensor. 



CC 



Okay. 



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02 13 09 08 CMP Okay. Gene's got his suit on and he's going 

across to the llA nav. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

02 13 15 26 CMP Okay. This is CMP. 1*11 go off the line here, 

for a little hit, until I can get ray suit on again. 

CC Okay, Ron. 

CMP And Jack's still on the line up there in the IK 

thOTl^. 

CC Okay. 

02 13 17 37 IMP Okay, Houston. We're "both zipped now, and it went 

quite easily. 

02 13 17 CC Okay, Jack. Sounds super. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape U3/I 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 13 29 37 CMP ... CMP. I fineilly got my s^xit on now. 

CC Go ahead. 

CC America, Houston, Did you call? 

CMP No, I was Just saying - the CMP. Got my suit on 

now. And I had a little trouble with the donning 
liners getting stuck - stuck in the zipper; but 
I figured out how to get them out of the way now. 

CC Okay. 

02 13 38 ho CMP Okay, Houston. Gene has his suit pretty well on 

now. 

CC Okay, Ron. 

CC We reviewed the data on the E-MOD. Everything 

looks normal. One thing you might do is - no big 
thing, but you might zero NOUN 26. It's still 
loaded, left over from the EMP you used in the 
P23 yesterday. 

CMP Okay. Thank you much. 

02 13 39 h9 LMP Gordy, this is the LMP. How do you read? 

CC Loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Say, when I was switching batteries, I noticed 

switching from low to high taps that there were 
some reverse- current indications. Sure that's 
nothing to be concerned about; you probably ex- 
pected those , right? 

CC That's affirmative. Jack. That's normal. 

LMP Right . 



02 13 55 31 CC 



America, Houston. We'd like to terminate the 
charge on battery B. 



Tape it 3/ 2 



CMP 



Okay; stand "by 1. Okay, we'll get that in a min- 
ute, Gordon. 



CC Okay. 

02 13 58 51 CMP Okay, Gordo, the charge should be terminated on 

BAT B. 

CC Okay. 

02 13 58 57 CMP And 7 Alfa's still - 7 Alfa's still 0.6. 

CC Roger. 

02 Ik Oh 03 CDR Okay, Gordy, I - I'm looking around, but I can't 

figixre out what that MASTER ALARM is. I didn't 
see any 0^ HIGH PLOW and I didn't see any lights. 

and we did get it down in the LEB. 

CC Okay, Gene. 

02 Ik Ok 20 CDR And there it is again. 

CC Roger. 
02 Ik Ok 32 CDR And again. 

CC Roger. 

02 lit Ok 37 CDR Okay, I saw SPS PRESSURE blink on that one. 

CC Roger. 

02 lit Olt lt8 CDR Yes, Gordy, she's triggering continually on SPS 

PRESSURE. 

02 lit 05 01 CDR Yes. I can't reset it, and a minute later she's 

coming up with a blink on SPS PRESSURE. 



CC 



Okay, Gene. We think it's the - well - well, we - 
we're sure that it's the oxidizer pressure is right 
on the trip limit. We're almost certain it's due 
to helium absorption. 



02 ll+ 05 28 CDR 



Yes, we're reading 155 right now. 



Tape 1*3/3 



CC Roger. 

02 Ik 08 28 CDR Okay, Gordy. We got the SPS PRESSURE light on 

steady now, 

CC Roger. 

02 lit 15 25 CC America, Houston. If you give us ACCEPT, we'll 

give you a new state vector. Nothing much wrong 
with the one you've got, but we're just going to 
tweak it up. 

02 Ik 15 36 CDR Okay, Gordy, you've got it. 

CC One other question. Do you have the LM closed up 

now? We're seeing some heater ciirrents that are 
a little high^ indicating maybe the light's still 
on. And we're just trying to understand where the 
LM is at the present time. 

02 Ik 16 Ok CMP Okay , I Just closed the hatch, just about the 

time you started talking there. 

CC Okay, we'll take a look at the currents now. 

02 lit l8 03 CC America, it's yo\ir computer, and we did the VERB 66. 

CDR Okay . 

02 Ik 29 03 CDR Say, Gordo, what's the trend in thinking on that 

SPS light - to leave it lit or to bump the pressure 
up? 

CC Well, I - Ed Mitchell must be at work, because we 

were just talking about that subject. I'll call 
you when they come up with a final decision. 

02 ll+ 29 33 CDR Okay. And Ron has put the - has closed LM hatch. 

He's put the drogue in. He's put the probe in, 
and he's putting the CSM hatch in as a one-man 
exercise - stiited. So he's doing the whole thing, 
and he's still in his suit. Qvtr suits are stowed. 

CC Okay, Gene. We got one question here, that - just - 

just waiting for a convenient time to ask, and 
that was - wondered if, with reference to the 



wakeup problems we had this morning, if you'd 
clarify jiist exactly why Ron didn't hear our crew- 
alert MASTER ALARM. You know exactly why? 

Well, it's not the Seconal. As much as I hate to 
admit it, the POWER AUDIO/TONE was OFF (chuckle) 
in my headset. 

Okay. We kind of suspected that - that one. 

Okay; that lets you rest a little hit easie^. 
And just to prevent something like that from 
happening again - or if it should happen again - 
what we'll do, we'll hook up the tone booster, 
which we didn't have hooked up last night. 

Okay. We concur. Sounds good. 

Yes. I woke up and I saw that light there and I 
thought, "Gee-whiz, I just got it in time." Until 
I tried to push - push out that caution and warning 
MASTER ALARM. And burned my end of my finger. 

(Laughter) 

I was also in a sleep restraint and upside down 
with a zipper in the back. And I had a little 
problem getting my hands up to start with, also. 

Roger . 

Hey, Houston, CABIN REPRESS is back to BOTH now - 
I mean IMERGEKCY CABIN REPRESS. 

Roger, Ron. 

Gordo, if you don't have any objections, we'd like 
to ge ahead and secure the high gain, and go on to 
PTC while Ron's doffing his PGA. 

Let me check and see if we have any. 

Sounds good to us. Go ahead and, per Flight Plan, 
spin it up. 



Okay. 



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02 Ik 37 3k CC Okay, I didn't want to mislead you. I mean, you 

can get ready to spin it up. We'll give you the 
GO to spin up. 

LMP Okay. 

02 lit 39 06 LMP Okay, Gordy. You vant to leave the high gain 

until you call? 

CC Stand hy. 

CC Okay. Jack, this is a good attitude to go to 

OMNI Bravo, and you can go ahead and secure the 
high gain. 

LMP Okay. 

02 lU kk 1*5 CC America, Houston. The rates look good; you're 

GO for spinup. 

CDR Okay; great, Gordo; we're GO for spinup. We've - 

we've got a show in here that very few men have 
ever seen, and that's a CMP trying to get out of 
his suit hy himself. 

CC Wish I was there to watch. 

LMP It really is a story to behold. 

CDR Needless to say, we're both very impressed. 

CC I can tell. 

02 lU 1^5 53 CC America, Houston. Use B/D roll for spinup. 

CDR Okay. 

02 ll+ U6 31 LMP Okay, Houston. This is the LMP on hiomed. How 

do you read? 

CC Okay, Jack. Let's take a point check here. 

CC America, D-2 ROLL is not on. You need the Delta 

ROLL Jet. 



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Yes, I'm still working on it, Gordo. I was just 
deciding whether to spin minus or plus; but I 
guess we ought to spin minus, as per the Flight 
Plan. 



CC Okay, 
02 Ih hB Ik CDR We're on our way. 

02 Ik k8 IT CC Okay. Okay, - the IMF's EKG and ZPN look good. 

And on the SPS light, we recommend not doing any- 
thing with the system. We want you to go to 
ACKNOWLEDGE so the - get the light out of your eyes , 
and then just fly there in ACKNOWLEDGE on the 
CAUTION and WARNING. 

02 Ik k6 5k CDR Okay, Gordy. We're in ACKNOWLEDGE, and - I pre- 

sume, probably after LOI, we'll be able to go 
back to NORMAL, right? 

CC That's affirmative. 

02 Ik k9 Ik CDR Is that an abnormal amount of helium ingestion 

[sic], or do you think that's about right? 

It's - it's absorption, and that's normal. 

02 Ik 52 06 CDR Hello, Houston. You read? 

CC Loud and clear. 

02 Ik 52 12 CDR Okay, now that we got another look at you. Gordy, 

It looks like Houston might be right on the fringes 
of either being clear or clearer. The entire Gulf 
is pretty nice. Florida looks pretty clear, and 
Mexico looks pretty clear. There's a big air mass 
of clouds that looks like it picks up somewhere 
around the coast at Houston, heads on up north, and 
then covers most of the Midwest and the East - 
from about the middle of Mississippi, Alabama, and 
Georgia on north. It's clear enough now to even 
see the coral reefs down off of Florida. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape hk/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROim) VOICE TRASTSCRIPTION 



02 ik 52 5^ CDR And it looks like west Texas is probalDly also 

pretty clear, at least in a run from east to west. 
We can see Baja, and on up the coast of CeLlifornia 
up north. 

CC Okay, so\mds like the whole crew is turning into 

weathermen . 

CDR It's one of the better views we've had of the 

States, I think, even though we're quite a ways 
out. 

CC Roger. Looks like your suhso - suhsijacecraft 

point is just about at Peru right now. 

CDR Yes, we're - looks like we're looking straight 

down on the center of South America, pretty close 
to what you're saying. 

CDR Gordy, you want to bring us up to date briefly on 

how you plan on handling this time update again? 

CC Okay. I'll do that. Let me - but let me practice 

before I start here. Just a minute. 

CDR Okay. I'm primarily interested in those paxts of 

the Flight Plan which we're going to eliminate. 

02 ik 55 l6 CC Okay. Just one second - 

02 ik 57 33 CC Geno, I'll read you the PAO release; they summed 

up pretty well, and I'll Just use their words here 
The time has been made up in two increments . The 
first one of 1 hour and U5 minutes in the Flight 
Plan. The crew activities were jumped ahead by 
1 hour, and they essentially began doing those 
things that were called for 1 hour later in the 
Flight Plan. They will again Jimp ahead an hour 
suid kO minutes, and that will occur at 65 hours. 
:By that time they will have completed all those 
activities required up through 67 hours and hO min 
utes in the Flight Plan. Or, In other words, they 
will have completed all the activities required to 
get them into lunar orbit 2 ho\irs and Uo minutes 



Tape kk/2 



CDR 



early, and in order to make the clocks then agree 
with vhere the crew will he in the Flight Plan, 
we'll jump the clocks ahead 2 hours and ko minutes. 
This clock update, which can be likened to going 
on daylight saving time , only 2 hours and kO min- 
utes worth of change instead of 1 hour of change 
as we do on daylight saving time, will occur at 
65 hours when the crew will have completed all of 
those Flight Plan activities up through 6? hours 
and 1+0 minutes. (Chuckle) This simply involves 
setting our clock to 65 hoTors in the Control Center 
and aboard the spacecraft to 65 hours, moving them 
ahead to 6f hours and 1*0 minutes. Then, barring 
any further changes in the mission time line, from 
that point on, the elapsed time clocks, which are 
used as a cue to Flight Plan activities, should 
agree with the Flight Plan and events that, in the 
Flight Plan are called out for a certain time will 
happen at that time on the elapsed time clocks 
(laughter) in Mission Control and aboard the space- 
craft, (Laughter) This is a convenience factor. 



You're lucky; we're going to lose an omni. 
CC Okay. I'll hold off there for the rest. 

02 Ik 59 26 CDR Gordy, never mind. I think I got the gist of it. 

02 15 Ok 16 CDR Did you give up, Gordy? 

CC Okay. What we're really going to do - (chuckle) 

really is simple. At 65 hours we're going to do 
the update of 2 hours and 1|0 minutes . And the 
procedures are shown in the Flight Plan at 67:35. 
There Just happens - happens to be really no - no 
activities we have to reschedule in the intervening 
time. So, after the update is complete, we'll be 
right on the Plight Plan, both timewiae and activ- 
itywise. Over. 

CDR Okay, We're looking at it. Going to have to 

sq.ueeze my shave in somewhere else, I guess. 

02 15 07 38 CC Hey, Gene; Houston. 



CDR 



Go ahead. 



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CC Hey, you got to break - you can cast the tying vote. 

Which is the test description: the water h&g or 
the clock one? 

CDE Oh yes. Now I rememher. You got a little - give 

a little credit on this last one, I guess, to - to 
Public Affairs, because I don't think Gordo could 
have thought that one up all by himself. 

CC Very diplomatic . 

CDR . . . Considering I - I was trying to do - to do 

Charlie's techniq,ue step by step, I guess I got to 
give him little bit more credit from the gymnastic 
point of view. 

LMP That sounded like one of Gordy's aircraft schedules. 

02 15 09 07 CC Amen. 

CDE One thing they didn't ... They were moving another 

Satiirn V out on the pad. 

CC Jack, we lost all of that due to the antenna switch. 

Say again. 

CC Jack, we missed your last transmission - - 

CDE Gordy, you listening? 

CC - - due to the antenna switch. 

CDE You say you got it, or you're getting it? 

CC No, we missed it. 

CDE Okay. I said you can look right down at the Cape 

area - that's the Cape that we know - in Florida, 
and it's little disheartening because the last 
time I was up here looking back from this angle, 
they were moving another Saturn V for another Moon 
trip out on the pad already. But I guess they're 
working pretty feverishly out there on B. 



02 15 11 53 LMP 



Gordy, this is Jack. I think Gene was right. You 
got some - probably scattered cloud weather, but 
not very far away from you there's a pretty heavy 



mass of clouds. It may be the forerunner of that 
dry cold front you were talking about yesterday, 
which I can see stretching over into Sonora. But 
where it hits the stateside, it's got quite a mass 
of clouds associated with it. It looks like they're 
moving in your direction. 

Okay, Jack, thanks for the warning. 

Clear behind it, in Arizona and New Mexico and 
maybe southern Colorado, it looks like there may 
be another front stretching, or maybe it hits 
northern Arizona and Utah and up through northern 
Colorado, and on in to Canada, trending northeast. 

You're calling it right on, Jack. I'm looking at 
the siirface chart, and that's about what we see. 

Looks like a low might be developing on that one - 
a wave up in northern Colorado and - although the 
clouds are a little hard to read. 

Roger . 

Our sub - or our zero phase point - About 20 degrees 
west of Bolivia, our sub - our zero - zero phase 
point, and it is quite a bit brighter than yester- 
day and looks as if, and more general, as if maybe 
the seas have picked up in that region a little bit. 

Roger . 

One of the more unusual features is developed - as 
I see - developed in the southeast Pacific just 
north of the Ross Sea and that is a very striking 
mushroom pattern on a very large scale. It has 
north/south clouds streaming streamers from the 
Ross Sea. And when it gets up about the latitude 
of Tierra del Puego, but quite a bit west of that 
land, it brajiches out to the east and west in a 
large m\ishroom pattern. And, it looks like the 
top of that mushroom may be a curved cold front 
that's pushing its way up into the southeast Pa- 
cific. It currently - the eastern edge of that 
front is probably 10 degrees longitude from Tierra 
del Fuego, and it looks like that land in southern 
Chile is picking up high clouds, probably associ- 
ated with that front's movement. 



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CC Roger . 

LMP I'll get some shots of that next time around. 

That's a spectacular pattern. You almost get the 
feeling that the cold airmass moving out of Ant- 
arctica streams for a while north/south. And then 
it picks - The cloud patterns change and as it 
starts to migrate, the winds start to change from 
east to west. Mayhe that's where it encounters 
the Jetstream. 

02 15 16 29 CC Roger. 

02 15 19 ^5 CC America, Houston. I have a couple of miscellaneous 

items here . 

CMP Okay; go ahead. 

CC Okay. We'd like you to disable B2 and D2 just 

for a drill here. 

CDR Oh, thank you, Gordo. 

CC Also, the SHe tank looks exactly nominal, as far 

as the rise rate goes , to us . 

CDR Can't argue with that. 

CC And to summarize your film budget situation, have 

three magazines: KK, LL, and MM are budget for 
the schedtiled photos such that they have only 
five, 19, and one, respectively, frames left over 
after you've done all the scheduled pictures. And 
November Novanber, we think, has just - has just 
nine frames remaining now. The two nonscheduled 
magazines are 00 and PP; 160 frames each. Those 
are the ones provided for optional use. We have 
hh additional frames scheduled out of November 
November , scheduled dwing lunar orbit , There is 
only nine left in it now, so we'd like to save at 
least 60 frames out of either Oscar Oscar or Papa 
Papa, the two optional magazines, to cover the 
schediiled frames. Guess what we're saying is 
there is no problem. We've still got plenty of 
film, but you will have to use some of your op- 
tional mags for scheduled pictures. Sixty frames 
is what we want to save. 



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CMP 



Okay; mighty fine, Gordo. Plan on Oscar Oscar for 
that magazine. 



02 15 22 12 CC Okay. 

02 15 3U 12 LMP Gordy; this is Jack. 

CC Go ahead. Jack. 

^ I - Cal Tech will never forgive me; I'm a little 

hesitant on my elementry optics. But I just put 
Ron's polarizing filter in front of the monocular, 
looking at the Earth and rotate 90 degrees, and 
from max to min in terms of brightness, there's a 
remarkable change. And I suspect that means that 
the Earth is' polarizing light enough to see it . 
Ihe main thing that happens is that the oceans 
get considerably darker when I rotate the filter 
towards the dark position anyway. The continents 
don't seem to show any obvious change, but the 
oceans and the zero phase point darken - oh, I 
"^^^^ Suess by a factor of two in brightness. 
Maybe that's an extreme, but I think it's that. 

CC Roger. I was just trying to think of a reason. 

Is it uniform change over all ocean areas, or is 
it more of a change in some areas than others? 

Well, I'd say that the subsolar point shows the 
greatest change, but you can still - the zero 
phase point shows the greatest change. But all 
the oceans get darker. 

02 15 35 51 CC Very interesting. We are just about to switch 

omnis . 

02 15 1+2 15 LMP Houston, IT. 

CC Go ahead. 



LMP 



CC 



Gordy, I figure you're getting an optics briefing 
ready for me, right? 

I haven't had anybody volunteer one. Strictly some 
layman theories going around, but nothing official. 



LMP Okay. 



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02 15 1*6 05 CC America, Houston. Just got started on the Cowboy- 

Redskin game, about 5 minutes into it. The Cow- 
boys are ahead 7 to nothing. They scored the first 
time they got the ball. 

LMP Gordy, you started talking before we had an omni. 

Try it again. 

CC Okay. The Cowboy-Redskin game just got started. 

It's now T to nothing. Cowboys. They scored the 
first time they got their hands on the ball. 

IMP Okay. I think we got most of that. It happened 

again, though. 

CDR Did you say it was 7 to nothing. Cowboys? 

CC That's what I said. They scored the first time 

they got the ball. It's - the game's Just about 
5 minutes old. 

CDR Outstanding. I thoiight this was Saturday. Isn't - 

isn't today Saturday? 

CC It is, but the college is all through, so the pros 

are playing on Saturday now. 

CDR Beautiful. Seven to nothing, huh? Go get 'em. 

Cowboys . 

LMP But, he would say the same thing for Washington, 

I'm sure. 

02 15 hj 1^5 CDR Nosiree. Go get 'em. Cowboys. 

02 15 h8 57 CMP Houston, 17. 

CC Go ahead, Ron. 

CMP Okay, Gordo, ^fy apologies on the CMP's insuit 

drinking bag. There was, in fact, water in it. 
However, somehow, when we put the suit on, the 
water bag had gotten turned sideways, I guess, is 
the way to explain it. It had gotten turned side- 
ways such that the suction tube was crimped side- 
ways. And, as a result, there was no way that you 
could get any water to go through the tube. 



Tape kk/8 



CC Okay. You're talking about the problem we had 

there Just before launch, right? 

CMP That's affirmative - prelaunch. 

CC Okay, and for your information, the PTC looks good. 

It ought to hold. 

CMP Okay. Mighty fine. I lost my scissors. If there 

is anything you can do to help me find them, I'd 
be - appreciate it. 



CC Okay. 
02 15 50 22 CMP Okay (laughing). 

02 15 52 kO CC Got a game plan update for you here. It's now 

ll^-nothing, Dallas; still in the first quarter. 

CDS You're sure a bearer of good news, Gtordy. That's 

great . 

IMP Gordy, I just - this is Jack. I just tried the red 

filter on the front of the monociaar and about the 
only major thing I noticed was that the cloud pat- 
terns overjbhe landmasses seemed to be enhanced. 
The contrast between cloud and land, particularly 
green land is enhanced. Otherwise, all it does is 
make the red - the Earth look a little red. 

02 15 53 3T CC Roger, Jack. 

02 16 Ok 13 cm Hey, Gordo; this is Gene. 

Hey, Houston; this is 17. 

Roger, Geno. I think we've got you now. Go ahead. 

Okay, Geno. I think, we got you 

CDR ... 17. 

CC - - Now. Go ahead. 

CDR Okay, I just happened to be throwing a few 

switches, and I see owe helium tank temperature 
on quad A is about 95 or so. And the others are 
quite low. Is that because of our attitude there 
during- the LM checkout? 



CDR 

CC 

CC 



Tape hh/9 



CC That's affirm. That's the reason. 

CDR Okay. I also see the tank that - package tempera- 

ture a little higher on that quad too. But, heing 
close to a hxmdred it seems a little unusual. 
You're - you're happy, right? 

CC That's affirm. No problem. We've been watching 

it, and it seems to be coming down now. 

CDR Okay. Fine. Thank you. 

02 16 09 07 LMP Houston, you want the H HEATERS to AUTO and the 

FAN 3 OFF now? 

CC Stand by. Jack. 

CC That's affirmative. Jack. Go ahead. 

02 16 09 51* LMP Okay. That's done. 

CC Now 21 to nothing. Cowboys. Second quarter. 

CDR Super Bowl, here they come. Watch out now. 

CC Should remind you that the Commander in Chief is 

a Redskin fan. 

CDR I read about that. That's why the Cowboys need 

as much help as they can get , 

LMP Gordy, in the continuing saga of looking at the 

Earth through rose-colored glasses, I tried a 
blue-colored glass, and it - as you might expect, 
completely masks out the continent. The land areas 
axe just not visible through the blue. Otherwise, 
the ocean and clouds - or the contrasting ocean 
and clouds remain about the same. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP And, Gordy, I tried putting all the filters we had 

together to check the Sun for sunspots , but Just 
not quite enough light attenuation to do that . 

CC Okay. For a while I thought you were a human 

weather satellite. Now I think you're a human 
Esjrth resources satellite. 



Tape hk/10 



LMP 



LMP 



Well, about all I can say is I'm a satellite I 
guess . 

Gordy, it looks as if the distribution of water and 
ice in the ri - Ross Sea has changed in the last 
day or two. I don't remember looking at it yester- 
day specifically, but it seems to be different 
today than it was the first day. 

02 16 12 k6 CC Roger. 

02 16 19 53 LMP Houston, 1?. 

CC Cjo ahead, Jack. 

LMP Yes, about this icepack in the Ross Sea. The - as 

I remember a couple days ago, there were two clear 
areas, triangular in shape and quite elongate, that 
were projecting out into the sea from the inner- 
most part of the bay, or the - from the continent. 
Today those are not apparent, at least the first 
look I made. And it looks like there is an elon- 
gate, more irregular clear area that is roughly 
parallel to the Antarctic coastline within the sea 
itself. We'll check that a little more closely and 
see if that's right. 

CC Okay. Seems like kind of a quick change for some- 

thing like ice, doesn't it? 

LMP Yes, and that's what bothers me. That's why I 

wonder if I'm not being fooled by cloud patterns 
or something. 

02 16 21 16 CC I'm looking at a satellite picture here, which I 

guess is around 12 hours old though. But over to 
the east of Australia, maybe about a continent 
width east of AustrEilia, there is really striking 
long frontal system - striking because it's so long 
and so straight, sort of west-northwest, trending 
west-northwest and east-southeast trending. Can 
you see that? 

02 l6 23 38 CDR Gordo, are you there? 



CC 



Yes, sir, right here. 



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CDR Okay. Now Jack and I may be talking about two 

different frontal systems or patterns, but the 
one I think you might be referring to is the one 
I referred to yesterday as a ruffled parrot ' s 
beak. Actually two of them tied together, one 
starting up probably southeast of Australia and - 
and then heading down with a long arcing frontal 
system to another clockwise rotational parrot's - 
parrot's cone, I should say, down around - near 
the tip of South America, between it and Antarctica. 
There is one strong tributary front heading up to 
the north-northwest from the western side of this 
big, arcing, frontal mass. And I think that's 
probably what you're referring to. I'm not sure. 
I can't quite see Australia coming up over the - 
over the horizon yet . 

CC Okay. 1 - my pictiire cuts off right about the - 

oh, two-thirds of the way south in Australia, that 
latitude. So most likely we're talking about the 
same thing, but I can't verify the southern part 
of it . 

02 l6 25 19 CDR There is some tremendous - western side of that 

cvocve front is a tremendous clockwise rotational 
airmass. It must cover hundreds of square miles. 
The one down near - near the continent of Antarc- 
tica, down there, near the tip of South America, 
seemed to be squashed slightly as if there is pos- 
sibly some - some squashing or effect coming off - 
off the South Pole area near Antarctica. I think, 
if I turn aroTind and look at it the way Jack was 
looking at it, it's a cap of a mushroom. Only 
instead of simply curving in underneath the cap, 
it has clockwise rotations on both sides as it 
curves xmder. 

CC Roger . 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUKD VOICE TRAIJSCRIPTION 



02 16 28 28 LMP Gordy, I just took two pictures of the Earth at 

the- present time. And those are - Right now the 
camera is on frame 153. 

CC Okay; 153. 

LMP Gordy, where did you say your ATS satellite picture 

left off to the west? 

CC Okay. To the west, it goes clear on over to Africa. 

But to the south, it cuts off about 30 south, or 
not q^uite all of Australia. 

LMP Okay. Yes, that mushroom pattern we've been talking 

about, on either edge - either end of the cap - and 
the mushroom points north - is a major cyclone cir- 
culation system. And also taking - moving, in one 
case - or trending, in one case, to the northwest 
and the other to the northeast , there are linear 
cloud patterns. Gives it a very symmetrical and a 
striking appearance. I hope it shows on those 
pictures . 

02 16 30 h3 CC Okay. It doesn't show on the one I got. Maybe 

a later version will have that one. Because it 
cuts - it's cut off on this one. 

CDR (Chuckle) Hey, Gordo. This is Geno. 

CC Go ahead. 

CDR To put this update in simple terms - at 65, I guess 

on our clocks, you'll update us to about 67:^0, 
right? 

CC That's affirmative. 

CDR Does that mean we have to eat 2 hours and ko min- 

utes earlier? 

CC Oh, you got me there. I - You haven't been eating - 

you haven't eaten since breakfast. Is that right? 

CDR Oh, yes, sir. We just finished. We'll take 

another go at it, but I feel I've spending my life 
here eating. 



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CC Yes. Well, we'll leave it up to you on this special 

case here. 



CDR 



Okay, I think we'll take - a - a jab at supper here 
later in the day as per the Flight Plan. 



02 16 3k 02 CC All right, 



CDR Gordy - the whole suiting operation - I was really 

very pleased with. Jack and I both got in our 
suits very easily. And one by one we went into 
the LM. And that's where we zipped each other ur. 
And we really had little or no trouble. We took" 
our time. We got all configured in terms of 
changing our pockets around and whatever else we 
needed to do. And, actually, I think it's much 
easier to get suited than it is to get unsuited, 
personally. 

CC Okay. Soimds good. 

CDR Eon stayed suited and did the entire tunnel work. 

And then went - did it by himself - and then totally 
doffed his suit and stowed it by himself, also, to 
sort of extend that little exercise. 

02 16 35 16 CC Roger. 

02 16 h6 31 CC America, Houston. Halftime score is 28 to 3 - 

Cowboys . 

CDR Keep talking, Gordo. 

CC Okay, I'll keep talking (laughter). The - I've 

learned that when you get to the ALFMED and pull it 
there, you'll see some tape around the emiilsion 
shields. Those are three rectangular areas in 
front of your eyes and to either side that contain 
the photographic emulsion. This tape is around the 
edges of each of those three areas to help seal out 
light leaks. You haven't seen it before. Leave 
the tape on there. Don't pull it off. Over. 

CDR Okay. 

02 16 48 12 LMP Gordy, Just took a series of pictures of the Earth 

with the 35-millimeter using the polarizing filter 



Tape i+5/3 



in the two positions. And the frame count is 
now 39- I took six pictures. And with the filter, 
on the first of each pair, in the DOWN position. 
The second's in the UP position. And I changed 
the f-stop from - the first set at f/U, the second 
set at f/2, and the third set at f/8. 

CC Okay; we got all that, Jack. 

LMP And, Gordy, you might ask one of the experts 

around there in - Is the lightmeter in the 
35-iiiillimeter integrating over the interior spot, 
or over the hairline spot? The larger one. 

CC Okay, I'll ask. 

LMP It acts as if it's the interior one, hut ... 

02 16 1+9 52 CC Okay. 

CC Jack. The answer to your question is the center 

spot is weighted for 60 percent of the reading 
and the rest of it for kO percent. Over. 

LMP Okay. That - that makes sense. That would explain 

why the needle moved as I moved it across the series 
of spots . 

02 16 51 W CC Roger. 

Note: At 2 days 17 hours, the GET in the MCC was 
updated. To correlate times from this point on, 
add 2 hours hO minutes to those shown in this 
transcript to make them correspond to MCC GET. 

02 17 00 k2 CDR Gordo, we're - we're ready any time you are for that 

update. And after we get the T , and everything 

ephem 

squared away, we'll go into ALFMED. 

CC Roger. Stand by on that, Geno; and we'll he with 

you in a minute. 

CDR Hello, Robert. How are you today? 

CC Real fine. Gene. You're sounding great. 



Tape 

02 17 01 06 CDR Doing great out here. 

02 17 03 h3 CC Geno, we're ready for the clock update. We'd like 

POO and ACCEPT. And we're got two loads to put in, 
so it will take a couple of minutes here. 

CMP Okay, you got it? 

02 17 03 58 CC Thank you, Ron, 

02 17 06 08 CC 17, Houston, I've got an update on your flyby 

maneuver pad due to this clock update. Would you 
like to copy it? 

CDR Stand hy just 1 second (music). 



LMP 



Okay, Houston. Go ahead with the flyby pad. 



CC Okay, stand by 1 on that - on our end. We're done 

with the - we're done with the up-load. The com- 
puter is yours, and we need a read-out on the 

T 

ephem* 

LMP Okay, that's in work. 

CC Okay, we've got the read-out. 

02 17 10 05 CC 17, Houston. The data looks good, and you're GO 

to copy it, and recommend you copy it into the 
Plight Plan Supplement. And that's on page 1-1+3 
of the supplement. 

02 17 10 27 LMP Okay, Houston. We have it. 

02 17 11 k9 CC And, 17, we got that flyby pad now. If you're 

still residy, we're ready. 

LMP Okay. Is this a full pad or Just a change to the 

other one? 

CC It's Just a change. Jack. It's a change to NOUN 83, 

the GETI, and a change to the bottom line, the 
GET of .05G. Just two changes. 



LMP 



Okay, go ahead. 



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CC Jact, if you'll just add 2 hours and hO minutes 

to each one of them, that's it. The GETI is 
08l:5l+:U3.U9. The GET of .05G, 156:0U:03- Jack, 
I guess I read 8l. I was looking at the old pad. 
It's 83 - 083 - on the GETI- 

LMP You're too fast for me. I was just going to chew 
you out. 

CC Sorry about that, Jack. I got it around the room. 

LMP 083 - (laughter) 083 :5i+: ^3.^+9; 156:Ol+:03. 

CC Roger. 

02 IT Ik 10 CDR Okay, Boh. We got all of our clocks set on board. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

CDR What was the exact amount of that update time? 

CC Two hours, kO minutes; 2 plus kO. 

CDR Okay, 2 plus kO, exactly. Thank you, 

LMP Okay, Bob. We're going to work up sin appetite 

with the ALFMKD today. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Hey, Bob. May be a little premature - but I don't 

think so - but I think there was some good thinking 
into that update, looking at the Flight Plan up 
until now and where we go from here. I don't think 
we - we overlooked a thing. 

CC Roger. Like I said the other night, we gave Tommy 

a gold star on that one. 

CDR Except I think he and Rita got in - in cahoots. 

CC A little soon for supper, huh? 

CDR Yes. We just finished lunch, and it's about time 

to eat again. 

CC That's known as the simiilator step-ahead. 



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LMP Can you give us our distance from the Moon - from 

the Earth? 

CC Roger, Stand by on that. 

LMP Are we about 5OOO miles closer now? 

CC Don't you wish. 

LMP Well, isn't that what - isn't that the way these 

step-aheads work? 

02 17 16 58 CC Normally, yes. But this one didn't work that way. 

Jack, you're at 183,000 miles. It's really amazing 
how time flies when you're interested in your work, 
isn't it? 

02 17 18 36 CC Jack, Houston. Did you read your - my last call 

with the distance? 

02 17 2h 32 CDR Houston, 17. 

CC Go ahead, 17. 

LMP Okay, Bob, we're getting ready for the ALFMED. I 

just took a red-filter and a blue-filter pictures, 
- On frame kl now, with a 35-millimeter - pictures 
of the Earth. And I took them one stop smaller - 
that is, more open - than the lightmeter said, 
hoping to compensate for the small Earth. The 
Earth just barely fills the most inner - the 
innermost circle of the spotmeter. Also, there's 
a very strong band of clouds, shaped sort of like 
a narrow fir tree, with a base about 20 degrees of 
longitude west of Baja California, that extends 
up, I believe, into the vicinity of Hawaii. And 
the top terminates in a very strong northern cyclone 
pattern. 

CC Roger, Jack. Was your magazine Sierra Sierra? 

LMP That's affirm. Sierra Sierra. 

CC Roger, Jack. And you say that cloud is right - 

that cloud area is right near Baja California? 
I've got a picture of it here in front of me, from 
one of the satellites. 



Tape 1+5/T 



LMP No, it's about 20 degrees west - longitude degrees 

west of that. 

CC Yes. Okay, we've got it on the spot here. 

02 17 26 13 LMP And maybe even more than that. Okay, maybe even 

more than that . It ' s - it might be as much as 
kO degrees west , and - Actually Hawaii may be on 
the west side of that. It's a little hard to tell. 
It's close enough to the LM that it's hard to say. 

CC Roger, Jack, I think I've got it on our map here. 

It shows a pretty heavy dense cloud area right . 
down in that area you're talking about. 

02 17 27 26 CDR Okay, Bob. For the ALFMED, CDR will be in the left 

seat. CMP will be in the center seat with the 
ALFMED. For our reporting, when we get the VOX, 
we'll just call out our first names to shorten it 
and the comments following. And Jack will be 
recording. 

02 17 27 h9 CC Roger. We'll be listening. 

02 17 31 00 CMP Okay, wait a minute. Houston, how do you read on 

VOX with the lightweight headset? 

CC Read you loud and clear, Ron. 

CMP Okay. 

CMP Yes. Walt a minute. Let me get this little old 

box set to go here, first. 

CC Okay. 

CMP Yes. 

02 17 32 09 CMP Okay, UTILITY POWER is OFF. 

SC Yes. POWER switch is OFF. Okay, it's connected, 

now. 

02 17 32 33 CMP Okay, UTILITY POWER is ON. Okay, let me get strapped 

in here, somehow, or I'll float all over. 



CMP 



(Music) Okay, let's see. 



Tape 

CMP Uh huh, I think I can. 

02 IT 35 02 CMP Okay, my hlindfold's going on, now. 



CMP 



SC 



CMP 



CC 
CDR 



CMP 
CDR 

CC 



CMP 



Okay. Sounds like they clipped. Okay, somebody 
will have to help me put this thing on now; yes, 
Just kind of like so; yes. It goes around the 
old - - 

Yes, but you ought to . . . kind of maintain your 
head in the same position, if you can. 



CMP ... to operate now? 

02 IT 3T 57 SC No, Just turn it down a little bit. 



Go to operate while you're taking the pictures 
there ( chuckle ) . 



CDR Hello, Houston. CDR put his blindfold on at 68:18. 

CC Okay, we copy that. 

02 IT 39 12 CDR And how do you read me in VOX, Bob? This is Gene. 

Read you loud and clear, Gene. 



Okay, I'm conducting the experiment. And the - 
frame Sierra Sierra is now at ^5. I got two shots. 
One - two from the side and two from the bottom. 



CC Roger. Copy. 



Hey, looks like a countdown for ready to go, Jack? 

Hey, Bob, does it make any difference if your eyes 
are opened or closed? 

(Chuckle) It may be a personal thing. Gene. I - 
This is Stu. I had to have my eyes closed but 
give it either way. 



CDR Okay; thank you. 



Okay, we'll count down to start. 3, 2, 1 - 



02 IT kO 28 CMP MARK it. It's buzzing. 



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02 IT ^0 52 CDR 
SC 

02 17 45 35 CDR 
CMP 

02 17 h6 08 CDR 



02 17 U7 03 CDR 



02 17 48 50 CDR 
02 17 50 GO CDR 



02 17 50 h6 CDR 

CDR 

SC 

CDR 



Yes. 



Change it. The other side is not very good. 
. . . two . 

MARK. Gene. I've got a series of random lines, 
which do not appear to be the width of my field of 
view, that are moving like a flashing horizon with 
thunderstorms on the horizon. They're dimly 
flashing, and they're moving across the eye from 
left to right and from top to "bottom, individually. 
Both eyes. It's stopped now. 

MARK, this is G-ene again. Going from the upper 
left to the bottom right. Lines of the same sort 
of thing. Dimly lit flashing horizon-type flashes. 
But they're linear. They're linear, and they tend 
to come from the - either the upper left or the 
upper right and work their way downward. Now 
they've stopped. Both eyes. 

MARK. Gene again. Both eyes. This time the same 
flashes on the horizon, but they don't seem to be 
moving out of both eyes. Tend to be up at the tops 
of both eyes. Just rapid, sequential, lightninglike 
flashes. And they've stopped. 

MARK. Gene again. Similar type of flashes. They 
don't seem to be moving, but they're coming from 
the right of the right eye and from the upper left 
of the right eye. And I can actually see an out- 
line of a - of a curved horizon, and the flashes 
are coming out from behind it. They've stopped. 

MARK. Gene again. I see - peripherally out of my 
right eye - I cannot see these flashes - but I cein 
see peripherally the right-hand and upper-right- 
hand side of my right eye being lit up. 

Pardon? 



This last one? They were peripherally. I couldn't 
see them. All I know is that there was some light 
out - peripherally out - yes, but a flashing glow. 



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02 17 52 08 CDR Oh, msm, there is a good one. The left eye, right 

in the middle, it's - almost a purple flash. It's 
still going. Right in the middle of ray eye, and 
it's coming out frcm behind a - a horizon that is 
almost - It starts out as a semicircle and then 
folds into a point like on a pencil. And then it 
disappears. That's the horizon, and the light is 
flashing from behind it. It's gone. 

02 IT 53 31 CC Hey, Gene, Houston, 

CDR Go ahead. 

CC Okay. According to all our experts here, the 

phenomena you're describing is pretty much the 
phosphene effect - sort of like when you rub your 
eyes or squint your eyes too hard - because the 
effect is lasting too long. The streaks or the 
flashing that we're looking for are very fast, and 
they do not remain as a scene to your eye. And I 
guess the only thing we could say would be to 
maybe either relax your squint a little bit or 
to ... the blindfold' s on exceptionally tight. 
I know this sounds kind of screwy, but those are 
the words that we would like to - like to say to 
you. But the actual phenomena we're looking for 
will be a very short-lived phenomena. It will 
either be a flash or a very fast streak. Some- 
thing along this - We're not trying to load the 
data, but we feel you're describing a different 
phenomena. 

02 17 55 20 CDR Stu, we lost all that last conversation. You 

better repeat it, 

CC Okay, Gene. Sorry about that, and here I thought 

I had waxed so eloquently. But the - the effect 
you're describing is an effect that can come from 
rubbing yoTor eyes or perhaps squinting too hard. 
But the effect we're looking for - and I guess 
we're really not trying to load the data - but the 
effect that we're looking for is a very short-lived 
phenomena and would not - - 



02 17 55 50 CMP 



MARK. Ron. I got one. In the right eye. Coming 
from - back - going towards . . . Very narrow streak. 



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CC And, Gene, oior only words of wisdom are try to 

relax the - the eyes a little bit or if you have 
the blindfold on exceptionally tight, you might 
work on that. But the - just - I guess sort of 
relax and see if we can see the other - the other 
phenomena. 

02 17 56 28 CDR Okay. 

02 IT 59 26 CMP MARK, Ron. One about 12:00 in the right eye; 

looked like it was Just a spot. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 1+6/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 l8 02 1+3 CMP About 15 seconds ago. It's so dim I hardly noticed 

what it was , but kind of starting in the left eye 
and then - just a flash in the left eye and then 
a flash in the right eye; very dim. Going left - 
from left to right. 

02 18 Ol+ 38 CMP MARK. Can't tell if it's right or left eye. Looks 

like it's almost between the two eyes. There's a - 

02 18 OU 1+7 CMP MARK. One in the left eye. Just about right in the 

center. Spot; no streak or anything. Just a spot. 
First spot seemed to be right between the two eyes, 
upper half of the field of view. 

02 l8 08 1+3 CDR MARK; Gene. Streak from the upper right, of the 

right eye, down to about the middle. 

02 l8 10 2l+ CMP MARK; Ron. About 8 o'clock ... diameter out, just 

a bright flash; it's the brightest flash I've seen 
yet . Left eye . 

02 18 10 1+5 CDR Just about a second or two after Ron said "Mark," 

I saw a vertical bright line in the left side of the 
left eye; just flashed. 

02 l8 11 36 CMP It was the greatest intensity - the intensity on 

that last one I had - but - the brightness was 
there , but it was kind of dull glow to it . It 
wasn't a - a spot that you could really focus on. 

02 18 13 22 CMP MARK; Ron. Left eye, about 09:30, half way - - 

02 18 13 29 CDR MARK - - 

CMP to the left. 

CDR - - Gene. Left eye, very bright spot; left eye, 

left side about halfway in towards the middle. 
TSi&t was the brightest one I've seen, and it was 
Just a spot. 



CMP 



Ron. The intensity of the last one I had was - 
oh, a foijrth of the bright one I had before that. 



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CMP Spot. Yes, on the left eye. 

02 18 15 08 CMP MARK about 5 seconds ago, about 6 o'clock in the 

right eye. 

02 18 15 15 CMP MARK. Right between the two eyes, seemed like. 

Both spots . 

02 18 15 27 CDR MARK; Gene. A sharp line from the center of the 

left eye to the upper left-hand - upper left-hand 
side. 

02 18 16 kl CDR MARK; Gene. It's a very short - very short line, 

upper left hand of left eye going towards the right . 

02 18 17 32 CDR MARK; Gene. Upper right eye, tangential to my 

eye, just a very short line. Moving - - 

02 18 17 CMP MARK; Ron. Oh, a fourth of a diameter out in the 

right eye. Bright spot. Seemed like it was coming 
in. I could see the spot and then the streak. It 
went from that point kind of in - or up, I guess. 

02 18 19 53 CDR MARK; Gene. A dull flash on the bottom inside 

corner of the right eye. Correction - - 

02 18 20 02 CMP MARK; Ron. Go ahead. Gene. 

CDR Okay. Correction, Gene. That was on the left 

eye, that last one. 

02 18 20 11 CMP The last one for Ron was at 10 o'clock. Three- 

fourths of the diameter out. Just a - ... was 
only about an eighth of an inch in diameter. 
Right eye. 

02 18 23 Ok CDR MARK; Gene. 

02 18 23 06 CDR MARK again. A flash - first flash was in the left 

eye on the left side. It went vertal - vertically 
up and away. And following that was a flash in 
the identically same spot. It was a line flash, 
up and away. On the left side of each eye, and it 
went up in both cases, but they were split by 
about 2 seconds. 



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02 18 28 1*0 CMP MARK; Ron. A fourth of the diameter out at 

3 o'clock in the right eye. I mean a half a 
diameter - half a radius; put it that way. 

02 18 28 51 CDR MARK; Gene. A flash across the bottom of the right 

eye coming inward from left to right. 

CMP On the last one, it looked like it was a - - 

02 18 29 15 CDR MARK; Gene. Just a spot flash in the bottom of 

the left eye. 

CMP This is Ron. On my last one, it was just a spot 

flash. No direction to it at all. 

02 18 29 57 CMP Ron; MARK, MARK; this is Ron. When I first said 

the word - it kind of looks like a - almost a sine 
wave transition from the corner upper at 10 o'clock 
in the right eye to about 2 o'clock in the left 
eye. Right between the two of them. The sin 
wave was - maybe two wiggles in it, and it was 
about a fourth of an inch long. Going from right 
to left, yes. And going into the left at about 
2 o'clock. 

CDR Turn that music higher. 

CMP Yes. 

02 18 31 20 CMP MARK; Ron. Seems like I looked up, and as I looked 

• up, there was one in the left eye about 12 o'clock 
just a flash. On the outer periphery. 

02 18 38 01 CMP MARK; Ron. ... down about 06:30; Just a flash. 

Right eye. 

02 18 38 k2 CMP MARK; Ron. Left eye, about 03:30, three-quarters 

of the radius out. A very dim flash. About 03:30. 

02 18 39 hh CMP MARK; Ron. Left eye. Starting at 5 o'clock on 

the circumference going to 3 o'clock at about 
three-quarter diameter - three-quarter radius, X 
mean. Just a straight line. 

CMP Did I say left eye? I guess I meant did. Okay, 

let ' s - Okay , the motor quit . 



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02 18 Ul 11 CDR Okay. Is that it? Yes, I can get that. Gene, 

CMP Okay, you want to take a picture of it first? 

Okay, POWER ... Okay, stand by. 3, 2, 1 - 

02 18 itl 59 CMP MARK it. POWER switch OFF. 

CDR Say, Bob or Stu. 

CC Roger- Go ahead. 

02 iB U2 3h CDR Okay, add - to ad to today. Not last night, but - 

I guess the first night I was in bed - I definitely 
saw some of these - because I had a hard time going 
to bed, to start with - I saw some of the same 
peripheral horizon-type things you said were not 
the type of data you were looking for; but I also 
saw a - some sets of the streaks. And probably 
the one most imposing thing I remember is - and the 
last one I remember before falling asleep - was 
the fact that there was a very bright spot that 
flashed right between my eyes like a very bright 
headlight - like a train coming at you, only with 
a flash. It's difficult probably to estimate the 
frequency of any of those because I was in a - 
sort of a sleep-hazy mode. 

CC Roger, 

CDR But then, as today, I saw some that flashed and 

lit up the horizon and some that lit up peripher- 
ally; and I guess, as you say, that's a different 
kind of data, but I did see them there and they 
impressed me. 

CC Okay. We got all that. Gene. 

CDR Okay. 



CMP 



CC 



And it might be interesting to know I've never 
seen it before today. 

Hey, Gene, we appreciate all the data. We were 
just trying to make the data fit the curve; you 
know the old trick. 



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02 18 hk kO CDR Okay, I just wanted you to - Just told them like 

we saw them. That's all. 

CC Roger . 

CDR I will say one thing, though; no question in my 

mind but that they're there. Last trip I took, 
I guess I just wasn't looking for them or paying 
any attention to them. Maybe they were there and 
I ignored them because of other things. But they're 
there . 

LMP Okay, all you flash bugs down there - or flash- 

bulbs I guess is the word - frame 50. I Just took 
four pictures to show - two on the side and two 
on the bottom - to show the position of the ALFMED , 
and one of them of each set was focused on the 
ALFMED. The others were focused on the - the 
other set was focused on the struts. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP And when you don't have anything else to do, why 

don't you have somebody predict where the S-IVB 
is. I think I've got her spotted - behind us and 
above us with respect to the Earth and our travel 
from it . 

CC FIDO just went out and shot himself, but we'll 

get working on it. 

LMP Oh, don't worry about it. Shoot. I thought you 

guys might have an idea off-the-cuff there. 

CC No, what's humorous on this. Jack, is they have 

really been working on that S-IVB impact point - , 
and they've really been - it's been a - a real 
difficult problem for them so far. 

LMP I'll tell you, I bet you Ron could give a star 

sighting on it (laughter). I looked at it throtigh 
the monocular and sure looks like the S-IVB. 

CC Jack, we're not doubting you at all. We coiild 

probably start cranking it right now. 



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02 18 U6 h6 CC Jack, are you sto - you all stowing the ALFMED 

now or are you done? 

CMP What's that, Bot? 

CC Are you all done with the ALFMED now, Ron? 



CMP 



Yes, I've got to get it to - get the plate moved 
back down there yet. 



CC Okay, Ron 

CMP . . . get the blindfold off first so I can see what 

I'm doing. 

CC Roger. I just want you to know. We've got a real 

long update coming up to you here on the LOI abort 
charts and that - and it's going to be, probably, 
a difficult readup. And you're the most familiar 
with the charts ; you probably would want to take 
them. But whenever you want to take them, they 
are on - charts on page 3-8l, 3-82, and then the 
cue card for LOI limits. Whenever you want to 
take them. It will be a lengthy one. 

CMP Stand by. Bob. Let us get squared away from the 

ALFMED; then we can get going on that. 

No, I don't want to hurry you, Ron. I just want 
you to know what - when - just get yourself com- 
fortable and be ready to take them whenever you 
want them. It's going to be a lengthy time, 
though . 



02 18 kl 31 CMP Okay. 



CDR Hey, Bob, I'm looking at what - what Jack was 

talking about ; and it ' s definitely not a particle 
that's nearby because there is another one I can 
look at and get a three-dimensional comparison 
with. It is a - It is a bright object, and it's 
obviously rotating because it's flashing. It's 
way out in the distance, as I say, because there 
are particles that are close by and it's obviously 
not one of those. It's apparently rotating in a 



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very rhythmic fashion because the flashes come 
around almost - almost on time. And it's as we 
look hack at the Earth , it ' s up at about 11 : 00 
about - oh, maybe 10 or 12 Earth diajneters. I 
don't know whether that does you any good, but 
there is something out there, 

CC Roger. We don't doubt it. Gene. And ve might 

work out a set of gimbal angles or something here; 
maybe we can get a look at it through the optics. 

02 18 1+9 02 CDR Okay. And I - I - I just want to emphasize that. 

it's definitely not - not one of these particles 
that tends to look like a star out there. It's 
something physical in the distance. (Laughter) 
Oh, yes. 

SC ... thing off. 

02 18 50 13 CMP Yes, guess I am. 

CC Okay, Gene. If you can call up a NOUN 20 so we 

know the spacecraft attitude, and if you can 
reference the object you're looking at out of your 
window, with - with respect to body axis and let 
us look at your - your - give us a mark, somehow, 
and give us your NOUN 20s, we can try and get a 
tie-in and start locating - locating this object 
down for you. 

02 18 50 58 CDR Okay, I'm looking it out - looking at it out the 

center window - the hatch window - and I'll give 
you a hack when it crosses the XX axis at the 
center window; and I guess it's up maybe 1+5 degrees, 

CC Okay, give us a hack and we're copying your 

NOUN 20s right now. 

CDR Okay, Jack says pitched up about 30 degrees but - - 

LMP No. 1+5 J because - 

CDR Yes, he agrees. It's 1+5 degrees pitched up, and 

I'll give you a hack when it crosses the XX axis. 

CDR Okay - 



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02 18 51 32 CDR MARK it. It just crossed through the 

CC Mark. We got it . 

CDR - - let's call it the XZ plane of the spacecraft. 

One unique thing ahout it. Bob, is that it's got 
two flashes. As it comes around in - in rhythmic 
fashion, you get a very bright flash; and then 
you get a dull flash. And then it'll come around 
with a bright flash, and then a doill flash. 

02 18 52 18 LMP That's the side and - of the S-IVB - and then the 

engine bell. Gene. 

LMP The commander doesn't think that I can see the 

engine bell on that thing. 

CC Roger, Jack. Is that with the monocular you're 

looking at it? 

CDR He couldn't see the engine bell if he had 10 monoc- 

ulars. 

CMP Okay. I've got the cable restowed now. 

CC Say again, Ron. 

02 18 53 10 CMP And, Gene, where' s your blindfold? ... 

02 18 55 2h IMP Bob, couple of revolutions ago when I was looking 

at it , I had a much brighter view and I believe 
I was looking at it broadside. It looks to me like 
it may be flashing more or less end-on now. It's 
much, not - not as bright, although it's getting 
brighter. But it's not as bright now as it was 
awhile ago. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP ... we've been noticing that, I think, for about 

2k hours or so. I just - hadn't put it together 
as maybe being the S-IVB. I thought it was just 
some other particle out there. 



02 18 56 27 CC 
CDR 



Roger, Jack. 



Hey, Robert, what's the final Cowboy score? 



Tape 



CC Okay; I vreis just going to update that. The Cowboys 

won it 3^ to 2k. And by winning it, they wrap up 
the wild-card slot in the NFC i and so both Wash- 
ington and Dallas will be in the playoffs. 

02 18 56 53 CDR Sounds good. 

IMP Bob, that line of clouds I called a fir-tree pat- 

tern that swings up towards Hawaii - Hawaii, if 
you will - has - also has a mushroom pattern on 
the top. It has the appearance as if tvo major 
air masses - one going from west to east and the 
other form east to west - have converged along 
that line, and the Joint movement of air at the 
interface being south to north. And up in the 
area of Hawaii, I think, it tends to mushroom so 
that the pattern then goes back to flow from west 
to east on the east side and from east to west on 
the west side. 

CC Roger. 

02 18 58 27 LMP In a little while, we'll probably get a pretty 

good look at a - what looks like a very concen- 
trated intense storm that, I think, is jxist - east • 

CMP *** And then we'll put them, once we get updated a 

little bit. Yes, I'll get out of VOX in a minute. 

LMP I was looking for the Flight Plan and stuff. And 

the little books. 

LMP Say, Bob. 

CC Go ahead. 

LMP Houston, 17. How do you read? 

CC Go ahead. Jack. Read you loud and clear. 

CDR Okay, Bob, you want to update the LOI card and 

Flight Plan 3-82 and 3-8l; is that right? 

CC That's affirmative- 

CDR Which one do you want to start on? 



I woiild say 3-8l is the most difficult one to 
stEirt on. 

Okay, in that case, why don't you start on the 
board - on the cue card? 

Okay. We can start on the cue card. Your - your 
druthers. 

Yes, go aJiead. I'm ready. 

Okay, on the LOI limits. The VGO column - let's 
go right down the VGO column; I think that would 
be the easiest way to do it. Where it says, 
"VGO 2980," change that to "2986." 

Why don't you Just keep going? 

Okay. The next one going straight down the line, 
"2T21, 2521, and 23l6." That's, all the changes 
on the VGO line. 

Okay; and all those changes were in Mode I? 

That ' s affirmative . 

Okay, I got 2986, 2721, 2521, 2316. 

Roger. Now under the burn time column, the first 
one opposite the 2986, the burn time remains the 
same. Do not change that one. The next one 
changes - 

Go ahead. 

Zero plus kO. 

Which one is that, Bob? I missed you. 

Okay. Where it says, "0 plus 28," change that 
to "0 plus 1+0." 

Okay, press on through them all now. 

Change the "O plus 53" one to "l plus 10." Change 
the "1 plus 31" to the number "l plus kO" . Over. 



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CDE Okay. I got - in order - "bxirn time 0, and then 

0 plus UO, 1 plus 10, and 1 plus UO. 

CC Roger. V-measured column: the first one, the zero 

does not change. The next one - in this order: 
"265, and 670." Over. 

CDR Okay. I got 0, 265, U65, and 67O. 

CC That's affirmative. Gene. That's the changes to 

the LOI limits cue card. 

CDR Okay, Bob, I think we got all that. I guess 

DELTA-V measured down there in the bottom - 298O - 
should be 2986, huh? 

CC Roger. We felt that wasn't - that - that is - 

correct. To be technically correct, it should be 
29 86 at that last one . 

CDR Okay, I guess we're coming in just a sukosh hotter, 

huh? 

CC That's affirmative. 

CC You'll see from the curves that we're going to 

have to update, that you're a lot closer to the 
free-return trajectory. 

02 19 06 17 CDR Okay, why don't you go ahead on 3-8l? 

CC Okay, this is the tough one. The first thing we're 
going to do is plot a couple or three points here 
in the Mode I - 2-hour - the Mode I 2-hour line 
changes, also. So you might want to draw a line 
at a LOI DELTA-V DVM of 265, 265 and draw that 
straight up the curve. That'll be the no - the 
new 

CDR Okay, the LOI DELTA-V magnitude of - DVM of 265, 

huh? 



02 19 07 01 CC 



Roger. That will be the crossover point from the 
Mode I 2-hour to the Mode I 30-minute. 



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CDR 

CC 

CDR 

CC 
CC 

CDR 
CC 

CDR 

CC 

CDR 
CC 

02 19 10 37 CDR 
CC 

CC 
CDR 

CC 

CDR 
CC 



Bob, are you there? 

That's affirmative. Go ahead. 

Okay, BoTd, I've got a - 265 verticea line drawn 
and I expect I cm extend the Mode I 2-hour abort 
to that limit. 

That is affirmative, Gene. 

Now you're going to have a new curve, so don't 
bother to draw in the old curve. We're going to 
give you three points to plot and draw a straight 
line in between them that will create a new curve. 

Go ahead. 

Okay. The first one is at - the point is defined 

with a DELTA-VM of zero and an abort DELTA-V of 
1525, 1525. 

Okay. 

Okay , the second point is defined by a DELTA-VM 
of 150; an abort DELTA-V of l8lO. Over. 

Bob, that last was l8lO? 

That's affirmative. 

Okay. I got it. 

Okay, and the last point is defined by DELTA-VM 
of 265; an abort DELTA-V of 2105. 

The curve - - 



defined by those three points will be your 

LO - LCI plus 2-hour abort DELTA-V. 

Okay, and that - that last point is just the DPS 
available curve with 265. 

That's affirmative. 



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cm Okay, it's drawn in and I 

CC Okay, now we got a curve 1. 

CDR guess at 2, Okay, go ahead. 

CC I'm sorry I cut you out. Did you have something 

else you want on that? 

CDR No, it's good. Our curve's in. 

CC Okay. Curve 1 is two points defining it. The 

first one is DELTA-VM of 265, abort DELTA-V of 1855- 

CDR Okay. 

CC And the second one is a DELTA - DELTA-VM of kOO, 

abort DELTA-V of 2065. 

CDR Okay. 

CC Okay. Those two points from the curve 1 of the 

Mode I 30-minute. 

CDR Okay, I got it. 

CC Okay, now curve 2 has three points defining it. 

The first point is identical with the end point 
of curve 1. It's ItOO on the DELTA-VM and 2065 on 
the abort DELTA-V. 

CDR All right. 

CC Okay, the second point is 530 for the DVM and 22U5 

for the abort DELTA-V. 

CDR Okay. 

CC And the last point is DVM of 67O and a DELTA-V - 

abort DELTA-V of 2U75. 

CDR Okay. 



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02 19 ih k9 CC Okay; and if you draw a line up the page at the 

DVM of 670, that is the end of the Mode I 30-minute 
and everything to the right of that you are in 
Mode II. 

CC Gene, Houston. 

CDR Stand by. Bob. 

02 19 16 05 CC Roger. 

02 19 20 lit CDR Hello, Houston. Are you reading yet? 

CC Roger. Go ahead. 

CDR Okay, Bob, curve looks good. I just checked the 

DPS/APS crossover on the DPS available, and it 
comes out with what you gave me on the card - 
about 2521. 

CC Roger. And just one minor point. Across the top, 

on the velocity to be gained, you can bias all 
those numbers - add a six to every one of them 
across the top, to be technically correct. 

CDR Okay. 

CC The next thing we have on that. Gene - - 

CDR . . . correct , I could have done that before I - 

before I plotted the curve; but that's good. We 
understand, and we got it down. 

CC Okay. The next thing I've got is - that whole 

update column in the little block there is all 
updated; and we probably ought to get a readback 
on all these numbers. Gene. I can give it to you 
right like a regular pad, just from the - right 
down from the top to the bottom, and then read it 
back to me. I think that'll be the best way, 
don't you? 



CDR 
CC 



Okay. Ron's going to go ahead and take them; and 
we'll doublecheck them, and he'll read them back. 



Okay. 



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CMP Okay, just go ahead suid start at the top and go 

down. 

CC Okay. I'm starting at LOI ignition time. 

88:51+: 26. 8. Pitch is minus 1*3, yaw 112. GET atort 
ignition, 89:2l*:26.8; roll 217, pitch 6, yaw 25. 
Minus h2 on the Pitch, 110 on the yaw. 2l6, 6, 18. 
High-gain angles again. Minus 75, Yaw 250; GET 
abort ignition there 90:5l*:26.8; 153, 17, 19. 
Next time there is GET abort ignition for the LM 
FDAI angles there - 90:5l*:26.8; Roll, Pitch, and 
Yaw angles, 202, 29, 330. Over. 

CMP Okay, Boh, here we go on the readback. I'll Just 

read them rigtit down the line. 88:51*526.6; 
minus 1*3, 112, 89:2l*:26.8; 217, 6, 25; minus 1*2, 
110; 216, 6, 18; minus 75, 250; 90:5l+:26.8; 
153, 17, 19, 90:5l*:26.8; 202, 29, 330. Over. 

CC Roger, Ron. A real good readback. The - on the 

next page, on page 3-82, the data there is exactly 
the same as the LOI limit cue card - the changes. 
We can read it up to you individually or you can 
take it from yoiir cue cards; your choice. 

02 19 25 00 CMP No, we'll change it from the cue card. 

CC Okay . 

LMP Bot, since they won't let me write anything, I 

tried looking for the Moon near the Sun with the 
filters and could not see it. 

CC Roger. 

LMP You sure you're sending us to the right place? 

CC Roger, Jack. Hey, I've got some information on 

that S-IVB that you're looking at. The azimuth 
was in - within 1 degree of what you called when 
we looked - checked out on your angles. 

CC Hey, Jack. Houston. 

CC 17, Houston. 



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CMP Go ahead, Bob. 

19 27 5h CC This was for Jack and Gene. The trench has 

computed the S-IVB location in reference to yoiir 
hody axis; and the aziimith was within 1 degree, 
very close, and the - we calculate it should have 
been out of that window at 62 degrees from the 
X-axis, and you reported degrees, which is 
just a 17-degree error. It's real close there. 
You know, jiost eyehalling it like that. 

That's great. Then that is the S-IVB, huh? 

Okay. Well, we - you might check it this way. 
Jack. Line up the star Denehola and Rigel - say 
again, Regulus; I'm sorry, Regulus - Denebola and 
Regulus. And then, on that line, go perpendicular 
to that line right above Ri - ri^t above Regulus, 
and that should be the S-IVB. It forms one point 
of a right triangle with Denebola and Regulus. 

What you're saying is, it's the eye of Leo the 
Lion. 

That's firm. 

Except we can't see Leo the Lion very well. 
Okay. 

And, 17; Houston. 
Go ahead. 



CC 



LMP 



CC 
LMP 

02 19 29 11 CC 
CC 
LMP 



CC We've got a rather lengthy Flight Plan update 

series here. We can read up to you any time you 
want. Just a reminder that we are sitting here 
waiting with it. Your call. 

LMP Generally what is it. Bob? 

CC It's changing a number of attitudes all through 

the Flight Plan, 81^:32 - 81*: 35; changing VERB h9 
maneuver, things like that, due to the TLC change 
here on times and that. 



Tape 1*6/17 



LMP Okay, where axe you going to start? 

CC Okay, it's at 8U:32. Standby 1. Jack, FLIGHT 

Just told me we can wait on this if you want until 
some other time in the Flight Plan. We want to 
get into this Experiment Checklist with the pa - 
pan camera, mapping camera film cycling. Or we 
can do both of them concurrently. 

02 19 31 2h CDR Hey, Bob, let's get the camera cycling out of the 

way first, and then we'll pick up the Flight Plan 
updates . 

CC Roger. We concur with that. 

LMP Okay, Bob, I'll get to that camera in just a 

second. The coast of Australia is starting to 
come into view. Still looks pretty clear. We'll 
give you more on that later, probably. That 
cyclone I talked about yesterday in the vicinity, 
I believe, of the Solomon Islands, looks even 
better organized than yesterday. It's really 
tightening up. Starting to look very bright and 
dense right in the core, not too dissimilar from 
Therese. Although it has a little broader extent 
in the southeast quadrant. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

CC Trying to match that up in ussy prog here. I can't 

find it. 

LMP Well, you didn't have it there yesterday either. 

It certainly looks like a tight little storm now 
though. 

CC Roger. I understand. 

CC Jack, would you mind repeating that location of 

that . 

LMP Can't give you much on the progress - - 



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LMP Well, I'll try to give it to you a little "better 

later. It's the one I was talking about yesterday 
as being in the vicinity of the Solomon Islands. 
That's somewhat east-southeast of New Guinea. 

CC Yes. Roger. I've got it. 

IiMP I think before we go to bed, we'll probably be 

able to update the progress of the - that front 
south of Australia, also. 

CC Oh. Roger. I've - I've got a pretty disorganized 

area to the east of New Guinea. It's probably 
right over the Solomons. Looks pretty disorganized 
on our satellite photo - from, let's see, I guess 
that was this morning sometime. 

IMP Well, there is a lot of cloudiness in the equa- 

torial regions, the intertropical convergence 
zone in there. This is south of that, sort of 
on a - I'll talk to you later. 



02 19 35 26 CC Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape U7/I 

APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 



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LMP 


Houston, how do you read IT? 










CC 


Loud and clear. Jack. 










LMP 


Okay, S-BAND AUX TV to SCIENCE. 


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LMP 


MAEK it. 










T.MP 


OTcav flM/Af! POWER t rominff ON. 


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LMP 


MARK it. 










LMP 


MAPPING CAMERA to STANDBY. 


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LMP 


MARK. 


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LMP 


PAN CAMERA POWER is POWER; barber pole - gray. 


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LMP 


SELF TEST is to HEATERS. 


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LMP 


And, do you want the high gain? 










CC 


That's affirmative. Minus 50 on PITCH and 2T0 












on YAW. 


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LMP 


Okay, there she is, all locked up. PCM RATE'S 












goxng n±un . 










CC 


Roger. 










LMP 


Okay. When you're ready, I'll do the big deal 










CC 


Roger. Stand by for my cue on that. Jack, 










CC 


Okay, Jack; ve're ready. 


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Okay, MAPPING CAMERA - MAPPING CAMERA is OK. 










CC 


Roger. We mark it. 


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hi 


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LMP 


Okay; and PAN CAMERA SELF TEST - going SELF TE! 












Got a barber pole. 


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And the PAN CAMERA SELF TEST - or talkback is 



Tape 1+7/2 



CC Roger. We'd like EEACQ on the HIGH GAIN. Check. 

LMP You got it. 

CC Thank you. 

LMP Sorry, I didn't read the checklist. 

02 19 k3 39 LMP MAPPING CAMERA, is OFF. 

CC Jack, say your last. 

LMP MAPPING CAMERA, went OFF at 2 minutes , and the PAN 
CAMERA POWER is OFF. 

CC Roger. And ve'd like to select your checklist 

angles now on the high gain, please. 

LMP Oke^. 

LMP Do you want those on the dial? You don't want me 

to try to acq.uire there , do you? 

CC That's affirmative. 

02 19 kk 38 LMP Okay, SM/AC POWER is going to come OFF here, now. 

CC Roger. 

02 19 hh 50 CMP Okay, SM/AC POWER is OFF; and how is my ZPN doing? 

CC Jack, say again your question, please. 

CMP This is Ron. How is my ZPN doing? 

CC Oh. Roger. Let me take a look here. 

CC Hey, Ron, we don't - we don't want to say it's 

bad. Taut we're glad you're talking to us because 
we want to make sure you're with us. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. Let me ... a little bit then. 

CC Roger. We think we've got a bad skin - skin sensor 

Interface there, Ron. 



Tape kl/3 



02 19 kg 36 LMP BoTd, hov do you read 17? 

CC Read you loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Okay; that storm I'm talking about - a little more 

precisely is maybe centered at 2 degrees latitude, 
north of the Solomon Islands. 

CO Yes, that kind of matches up. Jack. Does it look 

like Hew Guinea and that is pretty well clobbered? 

LMP Ko, not really. New Guinea is at the western 

edge of a cloud zone that is part of that inter- 
tropical convergence zone that starts at New Guinea 
ajid swings east-northeast in an arc for about half 
the visible Pacific, and then that arc crosses 
back down over the equator and heads generally 
towards Central America, I suspect, although that's 
beyond the tertainator now. The storm I'm talking 
about is clearly south and separate from that inter- 
tropical convergence cloud - pattern. 

CC Roger. 

LMP It's getting very tightly wound in the - the clock- 

wise sense, and - sind is - is just where there was 
a less well-organized pattern yesterday. Although 
maybe it * s moved northward a little bit . 

CC Roger. We understand. Jack. 

LMP Our zero-phase point, Bob, is about 10 degrees - 

make that 15 degrees longitude east of the Solomons 
and has a - is a - fairly - low intensity at this 
time. I'll keep an eye on it as it approaches that 
storm area and see if it changes . 

LMP Okay - I'll be ready for them. Bob, Just one last 

thing on that line of clouds that stretches up 
toward Hawaii . They ' re very - they look very 
thick and dense based on the structure you can 
see as that - as the terminator approaches them. 
They cast a pretty strong shadow to the west . 

CC Roger. I see those on our satellite photo. They 

look pretty - pretty thick in there. I'm strictly 
an amateur talking to you. Jack, but it looks 
pretty thick in there. 



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LMP Yes, right. 

LMP How about some flight - when you come around again, 

CEin you start the Flight Plan updates? 

CC Any time you want them, I can start them. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Okay, the first one is at 8U:32 in the Flight Plan. 

LMP 8U:22, Go ahead. 

CC 8U:32. 32. Add the following. 

LMP Okay . 

CC "Roll right 12 degrees," in parentheses, "To a 

roll of 150." The piarpose of this change is to 
avoid - - 

LMP Say Eigain the - say sigain the number in parentheses. 

CC R, roll of 150, 150. 

LMP Okay, at 8U:32, "Roll right 12 degrees to roll 150." 

CC Roger. And in parentheses here, just a comment, 

it's to avoid gimbal lock during VERB k9 maneuver 
directly below it. 

LMP Okay; go ahead. 

CC Okay. At 3h:35, the VERB 1+9 maneuver, change the 

attitude to "Roll 320, pitch 010, yaw 32i+." And 
we want the high gain antenna angles: PITCH, 
minus 29; YAW IT. Over. 

LMP Okay. 320, 010, 32U. High gain: PITCH, minufi 29; 

YAW, IT. And that's at - that's for the VERB 1+9 
maneuver at 81+: 35- 

CC That's affirm. And it goes without saying, scratch 

ou - scratch out "OMNI Alfa" there. 

LMP Got you. 



Tape U7/5 



CC Okay, the next one is at 85:^2. 85:^2, 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC This is Just a couple of notes here. The P52 stars 

we got in the CMS are I6 and IT. Gyro torquing 
will take 10 minutes k'J seconds, 10 minutes 
U7 seconds. 

LMP Okay, the stars will he stars I6 and 17 • Torquing 

will take 10 minutes kO seconds - hf seconds. 

CC That's affirmative. Jack. Okay, at 85:1+1+, over 

there on the right where it says, "LOl REFSMMAT 
attitude," change that - "roll 06I+, pitch 135, 
yaw 005." Over, 

LMP Okay, got you. Change is to roll O6I4, pitch 135 » 

yaw 005. 

02 19 58 23 CC Okay, Jack, and let's take a hreak here, and you 

can go ahead and secure the high gain and give me 
OMNI Bravo, and call me when you're ready for some 
more of these. 

02 19 59 05 LMP Okay, go ahead. 

CC Okay, Jack. The next one is an addition at 86 hours, 

86 hours . We just want the following words : "Man- 
ually pressurize SPS." Over. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Okayi did you get that last one, 86 hours? 

LMP Roger. 86 hours, "Manually pressurize the SPS." 

CC That's affirmative. And just for your information, 

that's because we need a couple hours of data on 
it. Like to look at it a couple of hours prior 
to LOI. Okay, the next one's at 87:20. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Okay. Where it says, "Manual roll left to 30 de- 

grees," change "30 degrees" to "63 degrees," 
63 degrees . Change the roll angle - - 



All right. 

from "050" to "001." 

Okay, that's roll left 63 degrees and the roll is 
001. 

That's affirmative. And the new high gain angles 
will be PITCH, minus 2T ; YAW, 339. 

Okay, minus 27 and 339. 

Okay, just a little tit below that - where - 
at about 87:2T or 87:30, where it says, "Manually 
roll right 30 degrees," change the "30" to "63," 
63. Change the roll to "06U." 

Okay, roll right 63 degrees. Roll will be 061+. 

That's affirmative. And scratch out "OMNI Alfa" 
and add "High gain antenna: PITCH, minus 29; 
YAW, 17," YAW IT. 

Okay. That's high gain: PITCH, minus 29; YAW, 17 . 

Roger, Jack. And the next one is over at 89:03. 
We've got a coram attitude. 

Okay, 89:03. 

Okay, that attitude there should - it's pretty 
close. Roll 165, pitch 060 , yaw 338. 

Go ahead. Bob. 

Did you get that last - the attitude change there? 
It's a real trivia change; we probably shouldn't 
have called it, but it's - - 

89:03 ... to me . 

- - 165, 060, and 338. 

89:03; excuse me, 

Roger. Did you get that attitude at 89:03? 



Tape UT/T 



LMP Repeat 89:03. 

CC Roger. Roll l65, pitch 060, yaw 338. 

LMP Okay. New comm attitude: 165, 060, 338. 

CC Roger. That seems hardly worth it on that. Jack. 

Sorry on that one . Just one last note , general 
note on all this we gave you. Everything has been 
checked in the CMS. You probably figured that 
anyway . 

CMP Roger. Always know those fellows are working with 

us . 

CC Roger. And, Ron, we've got good data on you now. 

LMP Is that it? 

CC That's affirmative, Jack. 

CMP Okay; thank you. Jack 

02 20 05 h3 LMP Bob, Gene Just told me I may have confused you on 



the clouds that I told you I could see near the 
terminator with a good shadow - and the shadow's 
on the eastern side as the - the terminator 
approaches . 



CC Roger. 

02 20 09 ho LMP Bob, hou do you read IT? 

CC Read you loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Okay, I mentioned earlier, I can't remember exactly 



when, that it looked like the wa - pattern of water 
in the Ross Sea - clear areas within the Ross Sea 
icepacks had changed, and I feel more strongly 
about that now. It looks like it's opened up con- 
siderably. The tri - long - elongate triangular 
areas, two of them that were there a couple of 
days ago, seem to have merged, and you also have 
clear water along most of the inner portion of the 
shoreline of that sea. 

CC Roger. Must be getting towards summertime down 

there . 



Tape hf/8 



LMP Well, I'm very stirprised that it's dieinged shape 

as much as that , and it could be that that tri- 
angular pattern was caused "by a cloud hank that 
split what is now open water and made it look as 
if it was icepack. 

CC Roger. Understand. 

02 20 11 10 IMP Hey, Bob, can one of the guys there give me a - 

a hack on when - when the terminator should cross 
Hawaii? 

CC Roger . We ' 11 work it out . 

LMP Do it in either GET or CST, either one. 

CO We'll crank it up to you in GET. 

02 20 13 1+3 CC Ron, we missed a NOUN 05 in there. Can you give 

MS a NOUN 05? 

CC Ron, Houston. We missed the NOUN 05 on the data - 

can you give ^ls what yovjr NOUN 05 was? 

CMP Would you believe five balls? 

CC Oh, I'd believe that. 

CMP Okay. 

CC You can go ahead and torque, Ron. 

CMP Roger. Roger. We'll torque at 30 - 5^ 30. 

02 20 l6 IT CC Jack, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. 

CC Roger. We've been listening to the playback of 

the DSE tape from the ALFMED period, and all three 
of you sound pretty good on that. Gene is still 
clearer thaji the rest , but all three of you sound 
real clear and very readable . 

MP Excellent. That'll make up for my note taking. 



Tape U7/9 



CC Roger. And also. Jack. You had a question earlier 

about the different response of sea and continental 
areas when viewed through monocular polarizing fil- 
ter, and I've got a note here from John Dietrich 
that kind of explains it . 

LMP Okay, let's hear what John has to say. 

CC Okay. This is pretty much referencing the time you 

were looking at it, and here it is. "Ocean scenes 
near the bright area off Bolivia, which is the 
spel - specular point , include a high proportion 
of polarized light. The spacecraft-Earth-Sun 
geometry now is approximately equal to the Brewster 
angle which is nearest 53 degrees, where maximum 
plane polarization due to reflection occurs. There- 
fore, a high response of scene brightness to changes 
of filter position can be expected. Continental 
scenes are dominated by Lambert ian or diffuse re- 
flectors, which are characterized by low proportion 
of polarization in the reflected beam. For such 
scenes, changing position of the polarization fil- 
ter produces changes in scene brightness that are 
near or below the threshhold of detectability . " 
Over. 

LMP Okay. That sounds very good. It's sort of like 

the contrast between the lunar surface response 
and - the oceans being more like that , I guess , 
and the - between the lunar surface and terrestrial 
land surfaces . 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP That's very good, very interesting. Thank - thank 

John for me . I should have thoiaght about that , 
but I've been away from it too long. 

CC No problem. Okay; terminator over Hawaii at 

73:^*5 GET. 

02 20 19 09 U^P 73:1+5; thank you. 

02 20 25 U7 LMP Houston, 17 , How do you read? 

CC Go ahead. Read you loud and clear. Jack. 



Tape U7/IO 



LMP Roger. Gene and I are going to stir yoair cryos - 

Gene and I are going to stir your cryos for you. 

CC Okay, we'll tie watching for it. 

02 20 29 21 CMP Okay, Houston; Apollo IT here. We have canister 

number 8 in the Bravo . 

CC Roger; 8 in the Bravo. We got it. You made EECOM 

happy tonight there, Ron. 

CMP Okay, and I'm still looking for my scissors. 

CC For your what? 

CMP Vly scissors. 

CC What did you do, misplace them? Or do you want 

me to look up and see where they're supposed to be? 

CMP (Laughter) No. They were stuck in the hand con- 

troller number 1. That little thing you're supposed 
to put the lap belt and things into. It was stuck 
in there last night when I went to bed, and I got up 
this morning, it was gone. 

CC Scissor, scissor, who got the scissor, huh? 

LMP . . . waiting for him to get up. 

CMP Yes. 

CC Well, I've got a - I've got a feeling they're still 

with you somewhere. 

CDR All sorts of things happened on his watch. 

CMP Yes; we won't talk too mich about that. 

02 20 35 31 CMP Houston, are you watching Jack's EKG? 

CC Say again, Ron; we missed that. 

CMP Roger. Are you watching Jack's and my EKG? 

CC Roger, Let me punch the Siirgeon here. 



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CMP We're doing a little - we're doing a little bit of 

exercising, now. 

CC Oh, we can see that in the cryos . We know you're 

doing exercises . Let me go over and get the num- 
bers here. 



CC Jack's at 120 on the heart rate. 

CMP Okay . 

CC And, Ron, you're about 90. 

CMP Okay . 

CC And, Jack - guess you can peiss the word to Jack we 

refined that Hawaii terminator number through the 
Pacific fleet and called it all around. It is 
actually at 72:55 GET. 

CMP Okay. 72:65 GET. 

CC No, 72:55, 55- 

02 20 36 1+5 CMP Roger. 72:55- 

02 20 37 56 CC Okay, Jack. We got you at 130 right now. 

02 20 UO 51 LMP Houston, this is the LMP. What was the last num- 

ber you saw on my heart rate? 

CC Okay, you peaked at 135, and we had you at 130 for 

several minutes . 



LMP Okay. 

02 20 k2 07 CC Jack, Just for interest, in that time you got 

banging around so hard there , you caused the heaters 
in the H^ to shut off. The - the pressure went up 

until the heater shut off. 



LMP Well, that's what you wanted, wasn't it? 

CC That's affirm. 

LMP Good thing there's not another mission or we'd have 

to flight plan this kind of thing for your EECOMs. 



Tape kl/12 



CC That's right. Got to conserve at all cost. 

LMP Who's sitting on your right tonight? 

CC Got a big Moon over there. 

LMP He's always there, isn't he? 

CC Roger. 

02 20 kk 33 LMP Say, Bob, I took another picture of the Earth and 

forgot to give you the GET on it. That was about 
15 minutes before the end of the ALFMED experiment, 
if you can go back that way. 

CC Okay. 

CC Let me see. Jack. We - the last thing we had was 

right about the end of it. We had you in Sierra 



Sierra, frame 50. And you had four pictiores then. 
Is that before that or after that? Okay, those 
four were for the ALFMED, weren't they? 

That's affirm. No, this was with the - the Hassel- 
blad, the EL camera. 



CC Oh, okay; got you. 

CC We had FAO working on matching that one up. 

02 20 U5 3h LMP Okay. 

02 20 ha 28 LMP Houston, IT. 

CC Go ahead. Jack. 

LMP Roger. That weak front that I talked about south 
of Australia yesterday has moved north, but it 



looks considerably weaker than it did yesterday 
even. Just a very thin line of clouds - very thin 
line of clouds that now is touching the - the tip 
of Australia, south of Perth. 

02 20 51 06 LMP Houston, 17. I think maybe you dropped out before 

I said that little weak front moving north- 
northeast, south of Australia. The western end of 



Tape UT/13 



it is Just touching the coast of Australia, south 
of Perth, hut it looks much weeiker; emd I, right 
now, would not expect very much weather out of it. 

CC Okay. That - I can't tie up with you on that one, 

Jack, "because my prog doesn't go down that far; 
it only stays up in the landing area. And bqt 
satellite photo doesn't go down that far south 
either. So, I can't touch up with you on that one. 

LMP Okay. Well, it - it looked stronger yesterday, 

and it might have developed. Now there is a larger 
disturbance at the southeastern end of that front , 
still south of Tasmania; although, I suspect, un- 
less it stays on a pretty northerly co\irse, it will 
not affect the weather on the east coast of Aus- 
tralia very much. 



CC Roger. 

02 20 53 05 CC Jack, just thought you might "be interested. I 

called some friends of yours in Tucson, and every- 
body's fine there and wanted to say hello and tell 
you everybody's fine and getting along real. good. 

LMP Thank you very much. Good to hear. They've 

learned to take care of themselves pretty well, 
haven't they? 

CC They sure have. They - they're - they're having a 

little trouble with the squawk box, and we'll get 
working on that and it's - they're having trouble 
reading a little bit, but they're keeping up with 
us. 



LMP That's nothing new. 

CC Roger. 

LMP But try to fix it, please. 

CC Oh, we'll - definitely on that one. 

02 20 53 59 LMP Bob, Ron got you all - the Earth down there zeroed 

in in the sextant, and it puts my little binocular 
to shame. I tell you, it's a fine instrument. 



Tape 1+7/1^ 



And I'll just confirm that the - that disturbance 
over the So - Solomon Islands is an awfully tightly- 
wound little storm system. And right now, I finally 
have see New Zealand for the first time in a couple 
of days, for sure. And the South Island's got some, 
probably high cirrus over it . North Island looks 
pretty clear. That's the end that I can get right 
now. 

CC Eoger. We saw you looking at Regulus there; we 

didn't realize you were looking at the Earth 
instead. 

LMP Ron's been looking for the booster. And he called 

me down and asked me to look at the Earth. He's 
been holding out on me. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Pass the torch of weather forecasting to Ron. 

02 20 55 22 CC Hey, Jack. I also have some words for you and 

Gene. Got some advice from the home front. The 
thing to do with Ron in the future is to hook up 
a Baby Ben and a metaJ. dishpan. It works every 
time, if you want to wake him up. 

CMP No. I think that's not a good way. 

CC Ron, everybody's fine over at El Lago. They are 

doing great. Listening to every word. 

CMP Very good, Bob. Thank you very much. 

CDR Hey, Bob. We got two of those flashers out there. 

They could be SLA panels. I don't know. They're 
alike in intensity and pretty regular in the - in 
the intensity, bright and dim flashes they come 
out with, and they're widely separated. One is 
about the position we called at the first time i 
the other one is - oh , as I 'm looking at the Earth , 
far to the left. Closer to the center window now. 

02 20 56 52 CC Roger. 

02 21 01 07 LMP Houston, 17. 



Tape U7/15 



CC Go ahead. 

LMP Yes, Bob, what is your - analysis chart, if you 

have it - surface terms analysis chart show for 
Hawaii today? 

CC Stand by on that. 

CC Jack, according to the - - 

LMP The reason I ask is that for using your term - 

Go ahead. 

CC No, go ahead on that. Jack. 

LMP I was going to say, using your terminator time as 



a partial - mark for where Hawaii ought to be, 
Hawaii ought to be, it looks like that cyclonic 
circiolation at the north end of the cloud bank I 
described, approaching that axea, would be Just 
about on the Hawa - Hawaiian Islands. I'm curious 
if they're getting some weather down there now. 

CC Stand by right now; I've got my weatherman right 

beside me here. 

LMP Also, that major front we talked about last night 

as being east and south of Japan has progressed 
even farther and is, oh, maybe 20 degrees longi- 
tude - about 20 degrees longitude from the Hawaiian 
Islands. And I'm making some guesses on exactly 
where Hawaii is . 

CC Roger, Jack. We've got nothing adverse in the 

Hawaiian area at all. Just a lot of winds, high 
winds and surface winds and surface roughness, 
but we don't have any bad cloud area in the 
Hawaiian area. I'll get the Hickam sequence re- 
port here shortly, Jack. 

LMP Okay, ... a little bit. The - our zero-phase 

point is now centered just a little south of the 
disturbance near the Solomon Islands. And I see 
no distinct change in the intensity of that zero- 
phase point over what I had talked about a couple 
hours ago. 



Tape U7/16 



02 21 oh 23 CC Roger, Jack. The Solomon Islands disturbance 

and everything is confirmed on this chart that 
I've got. It's very definitely confirmed in there. 

LMP Okay. Well, It's a lot more ohvlous today than 

it was yesterday; but even then it was showing 
pretty strong circulation. It is starting to 
wrap up, look very much like Therese did yesterday. 

CC Roger. I'm sure of that. The one right off of 

Vietnam is also pretty tight, isn't it still? 

LMP Well, we can't see that one yet. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Australia in general is still very clear except 

in the northeastern portions where it looks like 
they have got scattered clouds; but it looks like 
a pretty night - over Australia. 

CC Roger. Looks that way from the satellite photo 

from the last couple days. Looks pretty nice 
down there, 

02 21 05 3h LMP Right. 

02 21 07 05 CC Jack, in looking at the sequence reports for 

Hickam and Hilo and that area, it looks like they 
Just got their standard 3500 scattered, 1+500 broken 
clouds, maybe a rain shower or two. But Just 
their standard tropical fluffy clouds. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape i+8/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUHD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



02 21 12 35 CMP Houston, Apollo IT. 

CC Go ahead, Ron. 

02 21 12 1*5 CMP Bob, I don't know whether I told you or not, but 

we ended up with the LMP and the CDRs suit .'n the 
bottom of this suit hag. Ity suit is in the top, 
and I sure don't have any idea how in the world 
the other crews got three suits in there. I guess 
they never did because these things are pltiinb full 
right now, of suits, ... suit hag. And it's a 
good thing we lengthened them. I don't have room 
for anything else inside the suit bag. The water 
bags and, you know, contingency water bags, and 
my g-suit, and those flight things are - I fo\and 
a place to stick them all around the wall on the 
outside of the suit bag. 

CC Roger, Ron. Good work. 

02 21 13 50 LMP Bob, you made some comment earlier about the 

weather. It may have been Hawaii, but you broke 
up. 

02 21 13 56 CC Roger; I Just got the seq.uence report for Hawaii, 

and Hickam had 3500, scattered; i+500, broken with 
minor rain showers; and Hilo had about the same. 
And basically, it's Just their tropical puffy 
weather out there. The typical nothing. No 
frontal-type weather - no cyclonic-type weather. 

LMP Okay. Well, it may be just patterns induced by 

the - the wind currents, or maybe I don't have 
the position of Hawaii quite right. 

CC Well, it's - it's possible. You know they do have 

high winds out there, and I've seen it, just fly- 
ing in that area in the past, where those broken 
clouds get pretty close together at times. It 
almost looks like a solid overcast. And especially 
when you look at it from aji angle, they all blend 
together. 



Tape 1+8/2 



LMP I hope you're going to save all those charts you're 

gathering together as we talk ahout it on this 
oufboimd leg. Be interesting to compare them and 
the pictures we take sometime in January. 

02 21 15 l8 CC Jack, the Weather just was out here, and they told 

me that's exactly what they're doing. And if your 
time will permit in January, they'd like to go 
through and maybe help piece them all together, 
but they're going through these transcripts and 
they're gathering all their satellite pictures and 
plotting what you're seeing versus the satellite 
pictures etc., etc. And they'd like to go over 
it with you when you get back. 

LMP I'd love to do that, I hope, in general, we're 

getting the directions right. At least, I know I 
thought I'd worry about the descriptions, and it's 
hard to place points on the globe, particularly in 
the Pacific, if you can't identify land masses 
near them or have those nice little latitude and 
longitude lines painted on the Earth. 

CC Well, that's right. We'll - we'll put ill a request 

for some lat ~ long lines out there. 

02 21 17 15 CC Jack, we're going to have a slight changeover from 

Goldstone to Honeysuckle at 72 hours, so we will 
probably break by. 

LMP Okay. Bob, you know you're just the last turn or 

so, you started to break up occasionally as if you 
might be getting a bad mike button or something. 

CC Okay, I'll check it owt, 

02 21 22 kg CC 17, Houston through Honeysuckle. How do you read? 

CDR You're loud and clear. Bob, 

CC Roger. Samo, samo. 

02 21 28 15 LMP Houston, 17. 

CC Go ahead. 



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02 21 28 23 LMP I's just playing with the polarizing filter again, 

and it looks as if - when you have the knob on the 
filter parallel to the - roughly parallel to the 
polar axis of the Earth, - you get maximum darken- 
ing. And, of course, the opposite 90 degrees to 
that you get maximum lightening of the globe. And, 
in the - in the case of Australia, it also appears 
to lighten and darken, but not to the extent of 
the - of the ocean areas. 

CC Roger. 

LMP It could be that in the more desert climate you 

get finer grain material on the ground and give 
you the response that John Dietrich had talked 
about. 

CC Roger. 

02 21 31 02 LMP Houston, 1?. 

CC Go ahead. Jack. 

LMP I rechecked that little story I was trying to 

give you about the ice pack there in the Ross Sea. 

CC Roger. 

02 21 31 l6 LMP And whether I was right a couple of days ago or 

not - whether I was right a couple of days ago 
or not in the patterns, right ncnr there is a lot 
of open water between the ice pack and the inner 
or, let's say, southern and south - eastern shore 
of the sea that I don't recall being there the 
other day. 

CC Roger . 

LMP I don't know whether you have any connections 

with all the Marines stationed in Antarctica, 
but maybe somebody knows what the ice pack's been 
doing the last few days. 

CC I'll - I'll see if we can find out. Jack. I don't 

think we've got any gates in Antarctica, though. 



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LMP Well, that way you can't lose any. 

CC Roger. Well, they never stole the continent. 

LMP Soimds like pretty good duty. Bob, 

02 21 51 13 LMP Houston, I7. 

CC Go aJaead, IT- 



LMP 



CC 



CC 



Yes, I - may have misled you earlier about a storm 
system south of Tasmania. It's - If there is one, 
it's Just developing, and it's probably 20 degrees 
of longitude south. As I recall yesterday, there 
was some indication that a couple fronts were join- 
ing forces and moving in that direction. Today, the 
weaJter and more western front appears to have domi- 
nated the system, and the only area where there 
seems to be cyclonic circiaation developing is - 
is that point way south of Tasmania. That con- 
ceivably might move up and affect New Zealand in 
a few, in a couple days, but right now I don't see 
how it could affect Australia. 



CC Roger, Jack- 

02 22 15 30 CC IT, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead. Bob. 



I just wanted to give you fair warning. Jack. In 
case you all feel a bump there when you're about 
ready to go to sleep there. At T3:17:U5, you'll 
cross that magic line into the lunar sphere of 
influence. 



02 22 15 53 CDR What's the number. Bob? 

CC T3:17:it5. 
02 22 16 06 CDR Bob, do you read us? 



Roger. We read you loud and clear. We're reading 
you. Jack. How me? 



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02 22 16 23 CMP You're reading Gene. How me? 

CC Okay, sorry. I'm reading - reading IT loud and 

clear. 

02 22 16 33 CDR Okay, this is Geno. What was that number on the 

lunar sphere of influence? 

02 22 16 37 CC 73 hours 17 minutes seconds: 73:17:U5. 

CDR Okay, Bob. You're a little intermittent. Anyway, 

what you mean is we start hauling the mail I gue***. 

CC Roger. 

CDR I guess we hit our slowest point. How fast are 

we going now? 

02 22 17 1+7 CC Gene, you're pretty slow today. You're at 

235^ feet per second. 

CDR Yes. That's - that's quite a drop from the 35 K 

that the S-IVB put us on. 

CC That's for sure. 

CDR Say, Bob. What do you hear from my home front? 

Anything? 

CC Talked to Tracy a little while a^o, and she's 

listening to the box quite often and enjoying it, 
and everybody's fine there. 

02 22 18 33 CDR Bob, you're continuing ... We're getting every 

third word. 

02 22 18 55 CC Gene, do you read me any better on this one? 

02 22 19 13 CC 17, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. Bob. 

CC How do you read me now? 

02 22 19 27 CDR I think you're still ... off. 



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02 22 19 30 CC Roger; you're breaking up on us. too. Let's check 

it through here a minute. 

CDR Okay. 

02 22 19 UT CC We vere wondering who was going to be wearing 

the headset tonight. Jack. Who's got the duty? 

02 22 20 15 CC 17, Houston. 

02 22 2k 35 CDR Hey, Bob. You reading us now? 

02 22 25 10 CC 17, Houston, did you call? 

CDR I just wondered if you're reading tas now. Bob. 

02 22 25 25 CC Roger. Reading you now loud and clear. I was 

just off a mnute there, talking to Barbara on 
the phone. Everybody's fine on the home front 



CDR 
CC 

CDR 



CDR 



CC 



Gene. ' 
Okay, what did you say Tracy said earlier? 

She just said she's tickled pink and listening - 
listening on the squawk box. 

I guess that's the way a 9-year-old daughter 
should be in a case like this, huh? 



CC That's affirmative. 



In case she's not listening, tell her not to for- 
get to feed the horses. 

Roger. Barbara said I should find some nice young 
female voice around here to tell you she loves 
you, good night. But I figure we'd better not 
do that. 



CDR Okay; enough said. I guess what we don't need 

right (chuckle) right now is a nice female voice. 

CC I'm svre of that. 

CDR We're just happy, health - healthy, hungry, and 

homesick. 



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CC You got a lot of work to do, and you better not 

say you're hungry. The doctor about went through 
the overhead over here when you said that. 

CDR That's a cliche. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Bob, Just in general, how is the spacecraft look- 

ing to you? Pretty good, I hope. 

CC That's affirmative. We - we haven't found anything. 

I guess we're - stopped getting those spurious 
MASTER ALARMS here for a while. So that - that 
was the only witch hunt we were having right there, 
was trying to find that. 

CDR Yes, they disappesxed. The ones we've had recently 

seem to be real ones. 

CC Roger. 

02 22 27 58 CC Hey, guys, we were just still trying to figure out 

who is going to wear the headset and got - who has 
the duty tonight? 

CDR Oh, I'll wear it tonight. Bob. 

CC Is that Gene? 

CDR Yes. 

CC Okay. 

02 22 28 30 CMP And, Houston; 17. You ready for some onboard 

re ad- outs? 

CC You better believe it, 

02 22 28 39 CMP Okay. BAT C, 36.8; PYRO BAT A, 37-0; and Bravo is 

37.0, RCS Alfa, 93, 91, 91, and 9I+. Over. 

CC Roger. Got them all, Ron, 



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02 22 31 38 CMP 
CC 

02 22 31 5h CMP 
02 22 31 58 CC 



Houston, we're cycling the FAK 
Roger, IT. Go ahead. 
Okay. We're cycling the FANs. 
Okay; we copy. 

END OF TAPE 



Tape H9/I 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUHD VOICE TRAMSCRIPTIOH 

02 23 03 09 CDR Hello, Houston. 

CO 17, Houston; go ahead. 

02 23 03 20 CDR Okay, Bob, we're going to tuirn out the lights now 

and hit the sack. 

CC Okay. Have you gone through the presleep check- 

list, getting reac3y on the coram and all that? 

CDR Yesi that's affirm - the presleep checklist. 

CC We're not getting any "biomed data on - supposed 

to be on Ron, I guess. We're not showing any 
biomed data. 

CDR Houston, do you read IT? 

CC IT, Houston. How do you read me? 

CDR Yes, I'm reading you. Bob. What did you say I 

might want? 

CC You might check the sensors on Ron, We're not 

getting any biomed data. Is he unplugged? 

CDR Well, that's because he's - Yes, he's unplugged. 

Give him a chance to get hooked up and change some 
leads here. 

CC Okay . 

CDR Everything else - the presleep check - the presleep 

checklist is complete. I'm going to leave the 
comm cap on tonight. Our tone boost doesn't work, 
so I'll just be on comm all night. 

CDR Do you have any biomed on Ron? 

CC Stand by on that. Gene. 

02 23 OT OT CDR Good night, Robert. 



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02 23 07 10 CC Good night. Gene. 

02 23 07 15 CC Got a busy day tomorrow, and we'll - we'll be with 

you then. 



END OF TAPE 



Tapes 50-53/1 

APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUHD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



Tape 5*t/l 



APOLLO IT AIE-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

03 06 50 09 CDR Good morning, Houston. How are you? 

CC Apollo 17, Houston. Did you call? 

CDR Good morning, Houston. Anybody there? 

CC Okay, good morning. It's LOI day, Apollo IT • 

CDR Hello, Robert. You gave us an extra half hour. 

CC That's affirmative. We're presently still debating 

on midcourse U, Geno, and at the present time, it's 
small, about a half a foot per second. We're ex- 
pecting a final decision on whether it's necessary 
or not in approximately 1 hour at 8 - 82:30. We'll 
let you know then, but it will be small, and so 
we decided to give you an extra half hour of sleep. 

CDR Okay, Bob, without me having to look it up, when 

will it come if it comes? 

CC Stand by. 83:55, so we'll give you about 1 hour and 

25 minutes advance notice. 

CDR Okay. Well, we'll start stirring around. 

03 06 52 06 CC Okay, give me a call when you want to talk to 

people . 

03 06 59 56 LMP Hello, Houston. 

CC Hello there, IT. Good morning. 

LMP I'm not sure we're ready to talk yet. Bob, but I 

Just thought you'd like to know we got a pretty 
spectacular view of - of Africa today. We can see 
the Sinai, can see the Red Sea, the Sea of Aden, 
and for the first time I think we can not only 
see the Mediterranean, but we can see the - most 
of the Southern European countries, Turkey and 
Greece and up into Italy and some of those places, 
can't quite see Spain because you're just about 
on the horizon. And for the most part, it looks 
like the weather throughout the Mediterranean and 
Northern Africa looks pretty good . 



Tape 5i+/2 



CC Okay, we're copying that. And, if you guys are 

villing to do a little switch flipping this early 
in morning, we'd like you to turn on the pan cam- 
era heaters, which means if somebody's down there 
in that vicinity, it's SM/AC POWER, ON, and the 
SELF TEST switch to HEATERS. Over. 



LMP You want the SM/AC POWER, ON, and the SELF TEST 

switch to HEATERS? 

CC That's affirm. 

LMP Okay, we'll get that. 

CC Okay . 

03 07 01 30 SC Okay, we got both of those. 

CC Gee, I didn't wake you up, did I? 

03 OT 02 00 LMP Well - 

03 07 08 h3 CDR Okay, Bob. The LM/CM DELTA -P is 0.6. 

03 07 20 hi CC Okay. Copy that. Sounds good. 

CMP Hello, Houston; Apollo 17. How do you read? 

CC Hello. Loud and clear, 17. We're with you. 

CMP Okay, we didn't get you there for about 5 minutes. 

Bob, with good up— link signal strength. Were you 
guys having a problem? 



CC No, not that I know of. We were getting a lot of 

noise down here, and we seem to think that you 
guys were prob - assumed you guys were turned 
away from us or something. But we're with you. 

CMP No, you might think about that one a little bit. 

We had a very strong up-link - signal strength, as 
good as right now. And Gene was trying to call 
you, off and on, for several minutes and we didn't 
get any response. But sounds real good now. 



CC 



Okay, sorry about that. 



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CMP Hey, Bob. Good morning. It ' s a good chance to 

talk to you for once. 

CC Yes, for once, yes. Talk to me now this next hour 

and I won't talk to you again for another 3 or 
1* days , Ronald . 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. 

CC Nice to he ahle to talk to somebody for a change - 

LMP Boh, your friendly medical officer - 

CC Go ahead. 

IMP Go ahead, if you've got something to say. 

CC Speak. 

LMP Okay. Your friendly medical officer has all the 

good words starting with the CDR and the food. 
Are you ready to copy? 

CC Ready to copy. 

LMP Okay. It was a hig day yesterday, eatingwise. 

CDR had sausage patties, pears, and cocoa for 
hreakfast. And a quarter - one-fourth cheese 
spread, one-half bread, and one-half cereal bar, 
and one orange beverage. For lunch. Tomato soup, 
half a hamburger, half mustard, vanilla pudding, 
and an orange-pineapple drink for dinner. 

CC Okay, copy that. 

LMP ... 5 hours of good sleep, and two more containers 

of water . 

CC Okay, IT, I got the CDRs food and then you broke up, 

and I got 5 hours of sleep and two containers of 
water. Was there something between? 

LMP That's firm, your - his PRD reading, 1T032. 

CC Okay, copy that . 

LMP And I think. Bob, we're coming around different 

omni, so I'll wait on the rest of it. 



Tape 



03 07 23 59 CC Roger. That's affirm. 

03 07 26 55 LMP Okay, Houston ; 17 . How do you read now? 

CC Okay, read you again; go ahead, 

LMP Okay, for the LMP, the food eaten - Well, let's 

see, I guess it ' s a tossup: eaten versus not 
eaten, so I'll give you what I ate. Sausage 
patties, grits, pears, pineapple-grapefruit drink, 
coffee, and let me make a note that the package of 
peaches in that pack had been - was broken in the 
package. Also, chicken - I had chicken soup, ham, 
bread, orange drink, and four bacon squares. For 
dinner, I sort of ate some leftovers and grape 
drink, corn chowder, chocolate pudding. And I've 
had - Well, stand by. The PRD reading: 2Uo80; 
and 7-1/2 hours of very good sleep last night . I 
took a Sec onal_in order to get to sleep, and I've 
had 1 and 1 or - 2-1/2 containers of water since 
last report. 



CC Okay, copy all that. Jack. 

LMP Okay, the CMP, the chowhound of the kennel here, 

had: sausage, grits, fruit cocktail, orange 
beverage, and coffee. He had ham, cheese spread, 
peaches, cereal bar, and orange-pineapple drink. 
Later on, he had tomato soup, half a hamburger, 
half mustard, vanilla pudding, sugar cookies, grape 
drink, and tea. And he has a complaint this 
morning, much like mine, that his apricot package 
had broken in the bag; and, although not too 
significant itself, it makes everything else pretty 
sticky. 



CC I copy that. 

LMP Okay, CMP medical is 15031 PRD; he had 7 hours 

restless sleep, and he'd like a comment from the 
doctors on how that looked on his biomed; and he 
had a Seconal, and he's had four containers of 
water . 



CC 



Okay, we copy all that one also. Jack, you guys 
still going to fit in your space suits? 



Tape 



LMP If you'd stick around - you'd know ve tried those 

on yesterday. 

CC Roger; copy. Tried to talk to you guys yesterday 

morning, but I didn't quite make it, there was a 
problem apparently some place. 

LMP That's all right, we're stuffing him with food so 

he can't sleep. 

03 07 30 1+3 CC Okay, and the comment concerning Ron's sleep from 

the Surgeon, Jack, is that he was restless the 
first hoiar and had periods of restlessness during 
the night, but we logged him for about 7 hours of 
sleep also. But we did see periods of wakefulness, 
sane of which were maybe up to 10 minutes long. 

CMP That sounds about right; that's good, thank you. 

If I can't tell how long I'm awake and, you know, 
how long you were really asleep, 

CC I'll tell you, Ron, if you wake up during the 

night, you might sit there and stare at the second 
hand then maybe you could count and tell how long 
you're awake. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. 

CC Okay, we owe you guys a consumable update - update. 

And on RCS consTjmables , your RCS fuel remaining is 
still l.U percent above the Flight Plan; that's a 
slight improvement over the 1.3 percent from 
yesterday. 

03 07 32 19 LMP I guess everything else is about like yesterday. 

Is that right. Bob? 

CC Roger. The consumables are still about the same. 

And if you guys will wind your watches, we'll 
consider the postsleep checklist finished. 

LMP Okay, and Geno has got his null bias check for you. 

CC Okay, Roger on that. We're waiting. 

CDR Okay, Bob, made two checks over a period of 

100 seconds. One was minus 99-0 and the other was 
minus 98 •9. 



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CC Okay, we copy minus 99-0 and minus 98.9, Geno. 
CDR And 

03 07 33 21 CC And we'd like OMNI Charlie, please there, 17. 

03 07 35 26 CC And, Apollo 17; Houston. We'd like to recommend 

you go SQUELCH, OFF, at this time, if you haven't; 
and we'll keep calling you the omnis to change as 
you rotate there. Over. 

LMP Okay, Boh, we've been flying normally with it 

enabled; maybe you think that's the problem. 

CC Stand by on that and, while we're thinking about 

it, can we confirm that the only medication you've 
had is a Seconal for you and a Seconal for Ron, and 
nothing for the Commander? 

CDR This is Geno, that's right; I did not take any 

Seconal last night. One thing I wanted to talk 
to you about though, I - I took one antigas pill 
after breakfast, I took one after supper, and I 
took one prior to going to sleep, which were prob- 
ably within an hour apart. If you've got a better 
solution than those gas pills, I'd sure like to hear 

CC Understand that. Gene. We'll get back with you, I 

guess, on that later. 

03 07 37 20 CC And, Jack, as far as turning the SQUELCH, OFF, I - 

they do believe that we're better with that for 
margins and general management at this distance 
with the omni. As soon as we plot a PTC and go on 
the high gain, we'll be much better off, 

LMP Okay, Bob. 

03 07 38 k6 CC And, 17; Houston. You can do without your water 

dump now. We're in good shape. We'll dump at 
9^ hours. 

CDR 9^ hours. Okay. 

CDR Bob, does that mean we can go ahead with the urine 

dump on schedule? 



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CC Say again there, Geno, on the urine d\itrip. 

CC Say again, Geno, on the urine dump. 

CDR Roger. Can ve press on with it on schedule? 

CC That's affirmative, sir. It's Just that we don't 

need to do the water dump, that's etll. 



CDR Oh, 

CDE Okay, fine. 

03 OT kk hi IMP Hello, Hou - Houston; IT. How do you read? 

CC Roger. We have you back again, 17. 

CDR Okay. We may play the S-band squelch by ear, a 

little bit . We got an awful lot of noise when you 
guys drop off the line. So, if that's all right, 
we'll just use it as required. Also, I'm on 
frame l63 on the Hasselblad, and I just completed 
two pictures of the Earth about 5 minutes ago. 
And there's one that I did not report late yes- 
terday at about 72:30 GET. A set of two pictures 
of the Earth. 



CC Copy that. 

CC Say again that time. Was that 78:30? You were 

sleeping then. 

CDR Negative. That was 72:30. 

CC Okay. Copy that. And part of the reason we had a 

little problem that - this - this last time. Jack, 
was we planned to call the omnis and we didn't get 
the word around down here. And we didn't call the 
omni to you in time. We're still planning on doing 
that, and I think we'll be more coordinated next 
time. 



LMP 



Okay. We'll bear with you. 



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CC And, Jack, I presume that's magazine November 

Hovanber . 

03 07 h6 53 LMP That's affirm, Bob. 

ETTO OF TAPE 



Tape 55/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 07 50 2k CC OMNI Charlie, 17, please, 

CMP You got it. 

CC And, Apollo 17; Houston. For your information, we 

are scrubbing midcourse k; and you can stay in PTC 
\mtil 83:30, which will be about when you start 
to get ready for LOI anyway. We'll give you a call 
on that. 

5C • • • 

03 07 5^ 31 LMP Hey, Bob, we're about three-q^uarters of the way 

through eating. You got some news for us? 

CC Stand by. I'll see. Did you catch the midcourse-U 

scrub? 

LMP Yes, sir. Apparently, you're not getting some of 

our acknowledgements. 

CC Okay, must be. Captain Young here wants to tell 

you that it's raining outside; and the paperboy 
apparently hasn't come in yet. OMNI Delta, please. 

CDR I'm surprised he didn't get his papers delivered 

before he came in. 

CC Roger. I suppose I should apologize to all the 

paperboys after saying that , but the news is still 
being put together for you guys. And - stand by. 

CC And, Geno, some advice to you on the gas pills. 

I guess - suggestion down here from the Surgeon is 
that one thing we ought to be sure to do is chew 
the pills thoroughly. It apparently is - helps in 
their effectiveness quite a bit ; and Dr. Young, 
beside me, also suggested if you're chewing chewing 
gum, you might cut down on that a bit becaxise he 
thinks this might be causing some gas. 

CDR Thank you. 



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03 07 56 Ul CDR I might add that both of those alternatives have 

heen - worked on. 

CC We thoiaght probably so. 

LMP Bob, althoiigh we're getting close to concentrating 

OTir attention on the Moon, it doesn't decrease the 
interest in looking back at the patterns of activity 
we can see on the Earth. That storm I talked about 
yesterday that was in Horth Africa, looks like it 
has left that area and has moved in - maybe, if it's 
there at all, it's Just over the - Iberian Penin- 
sula, And maybe Gibraltar and that area is getting 
a little activity today. 

CC Okay; copy that, Jack. 

LMP It does not look very well organized, but - it's 

not very well organized right now, but - it's 
right out on the LM, and it's hard to get a good 
view of It. 

CC Okay. 

LMP The storm I guessed yesterday - I thought might 

be moving into the Cape of Good Hope looks like 
it's dissipating and also staying south of that 
area. The whole of Africa is essentially clear, 
except in the southern part of the intertropical 
convergence area where there's scattered patches 
of - of fairly dense clouds. They're probably 
getting scattered rain showers of some kind in 
there this morning. Some of those extend farther 
south than I've - them we've seen them - down into 
South Africa. There's a - On one of the earlier 
revs, although now it's at the terminator, it 
looked like there was a depression developing 
about 30 degrees longitude, east of Madagascar in 
the middle of the Indian Ocean. A little bit 
northeast of Madagascar, there's also a new area 
of clouds developed that looks like it's getting 
organized into a cyclone pattern. 

CC Roger. OMNI Alfa, please. 

IWP Okay, you got it. 



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CC Thank you. 

CC Okay. And, Jack, while you guys are finishing your 

lunch - your "breakfast there , excuse me - Are you 
all on your headsets? 

IMP Yes, sir. Go ahead, 

03 08 00 06 CC Okay. Let me brief you on a little funny that we 

we saw last night. And I'll start the briefing by 
mentioning that, at the present time, it is not a 
great concern; but just to keep you up to date 
with what's going on, let me mention it to you. 
About 70 hours, which was probably about the time 
of your last exercise period, we saw three funnies 
with the hydrogen tanks - as I say, none of which 
is causing any great concern. The first of these 
was a shift of the limits of the pressure switch, 
the one that turns the heaters on and off. Remem- 
ber, there are two of those switches, one on tank 1 
and one on tank 2 and they work in series. And 
one of those switches - we can't tell which, but 
we suspect it's probably tank 2 because of the 
other funnies I'll get to in a minute on tank 2 - 
one of those switches went from a 13-psi range; 
in other words, a plus or minus 6.5-psi range. 
It changed its range down to plus or minus 1.5 psi , 
So it's now - its total range is only 3 psi. The 
main result of that is that it means that the 
pressure switches and the motor switch turning the 
heater on acts more frequently over shorter periods 
of time. The second thing which we observed 
following this - and we're not at all sure if 
there is any correlation between this and the 
others - We observed a high-frequency pressure 
oscillation in tank 2, It was about a 5-psi peak- 
to-peak oscillation, a frequency of about 2 cycles 
per second. And this lasted about 3 to 5 minutes, 
A third funny that we observed - and this was in 
tank 2 - the third funny that we observed was an 
erratic - and possibly correlated with the high- 
frequency oscillation - but an erratic total fuel 
cell currents, and here again we were looking at - 
oh, peak-to-peak variations of something like 
5 amps, or of 5 to 10 amps. And the suspicion is 
that , coupled with the shift in the limits of the 
pressure switch, some acoustic vibrations were set 



Tape 55/^ 



up in that tank - we may have seen them causing 
the oscillation of the motor switch, which was then 
reflected in the fuel cell currents. The - again, 
these erratic and possibly correlated fuel cell 
currents lasted for about 3 to 5 minutes. And 
since then, all during the night, they've [sic] 
been no further events of this sort; and the pres- 
sure switch with its reduced limits has been acting 
quite normally, just with the reduced limits over- 
night. As I say again, we're looking at it, people 
are studying it in great detail, with no real 
answer at the moment ; but there is no great concern 
at present. And it appears that the worst that 
c6Ln happen is for the motor switch to "stale" be- 
cause of overuse. And if this were to happen, it 
would force us to go to man - manual maJiagement of 
the heaters on the tajik. But that appears at 

the moment to be the worst , that we can anticipate 
from this - from this group of funnies. Over. 

03 08 03 kO CDR Okay, Bob. I understand that. You know, I wonder 

if we ought to stop stirring the cryos the way 
we've been doing it. 

CC That - that has been suggested, but - but, again, 

it ' s not very cle ELT that any of these things are 
terribly correlated. 

CDR Okay, Also, you know, if you want to reduce the 

activity on that switch - depending on how much 
you need to have it done during quiet periods, 
such as eat periods and things like that - we 
could go to manual operation. 

CC Negative, Jack, because the switch - OMNI Bravo, 

please, 17. 

CC ... If you poill out your schematics there, you'll 

find that the - no matter what you do, the - you 
can turn the thing off, in fact, and the switch 
will continue to operate the motor switch - the 
pressure switch will continue to operate the motor 
switch off the service module buses. There's 
nothing you can do. The only thing you'll do if 
you go from AUTO to MANUAL or OFF is you'll keep 
the current from going to the heaters, but the 
motor switch will still operate. 



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CDR Okay. Thank you for the education. 

CC And I've been corrected. The freq.uency of the 

pressure oscillation was more in the vicinity of 
a cycle every U or 5 seconds. 

CDR Okay . 

CC And 7 

IjMP Boh, let me ask a couple of questions to make 

sure - - 



03 08 06 26 CC Go ahead. 



LMP Make sure I understand this. You're not sure 

whether the heater cycling and the pressure 
cycling were correlated. Is that correct? 

CC That's affirmative. 

IMP In a cycle very U or 5 seconds , is it possible 

for the heaters to affect the tajik that fast? 

CC That's not possible, so the only thing that really - 

we think could - The tank is too much of a heat sink 
to do it that way. What may have happened was that 
if you set up an oscillation - a mechanical oscil- 
lation in the tank - through - one way or another, 
that this could then have acted back up on the motor. 
But the motor switch in driving the heaters could 
not have reinforced the oscillation because the 
tank is too much of a heat sink. 

LMP Okay. When did you say this happened with respect 

to our exercise period? 

CG That's not well pinned down, 17. We do know it 

hasn't occurred since about 71 hours; and it did 
occur at approximately 70 hours , which was about 
the time of your exercise period. But we haven't 
been able to correlate that exactly with the start 
of or the finish of the exercise period. 



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03 08 08 56 IJ«!P Well, you know you shoiild be able to do that 

because of the biomed on - at least on me, and 
Ron was on, too. But, as soon as I started exer- 
cising, you should have the biomed data on my 
heart rate. It was an unscheduled exercise period. 
We Just went into it before an eat period there, I 
think. Let me check back. 

CC Okay. And we can check back and inform you more 

specific on what the times were there in terms of 
your exercise period, also. I'd like OMNI Charlie, 
please, there, 17. And we might mention that 
oscillations like this have been seen on the ground 
under somewhat different circumstances, but oscilla- 
tions like this have been seen on the ground in 
ground tests previously. And I might say, also, 
that as fsir as other things in the spacecraft are 
concerned, everything looks absolutely normal or 
nominal, as the case may be, and in great shape 
and eiaph - I'd emphasize again that we've seen 
none of this oscillation again since 71 hours. 
Over. 

IMP Okay, Bob. That was, as you say, pretty close to 

the exercise. I can't pin it down in the checklist 
exactly, but it was somewhere after ALFMED was 
complete and before we changed that canister. I 
think we changed that canister a little early, 
about 70:50. So I think the medic should have 
pretty good data on when we were exercising. And 
the reason I say that was because the way we were - 
I was exercising anyway - I'm sort of running in 
place against the LEB and conceivably could have 
gotten an oscillation going in the tank. 

CC Boger. Understand that. 

03 08 13 55 CC OMNI Delta, 17 . 

CC And, 17, we did a little - a little investigation 

of times down here. We found that at 71:12 you 
were exercising at 130 beats per minute. Jack. 
And we think the exercise period ended about 
10 minutes later at 71:22. The tank funnies 

started at about 71:37 with the pressure switch 
shift and 71:1|2 with the oscillations. Over. So, 
there it's - oh , at least 15 minutes after the 
exercise period was over. 



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LMP Okay. I just wanted to clear my reputation, Bob. 

Now it's perfectly clean again. 

03 08 Ih 02 CC As clean as ever, anyway. 

CC Okay. 17, I guess we decided we'd let - we'll ran 

the omnis down here instead of having you guys push 
them all the time. So if you'll select OMNI Bravo 
at the present time, then we'll take over and run 
the omnis for you. 

IMP Okay, Boh. It's not too big a deal. If anytime 

you think you want to talk to us continuously, go 
ahead and call them, if we're not busy. 

CC Okay. Copy that. Let us know when you're ready. 

I've got a pad here for you guys to copy, hut 
there's no big hurry on it. Finish your eat period 
and give us a call. 

LMP Okay. I'll be with you in about 5 minutes. 

CC Say again there, 17. 

LMP Be right with you. Bob. 

CC All right. 

03 08 15 36 CDR And, looking at the Flight Plan, we're going to go 

ahead and change a canister; and we've got the 



purge LINE HEATERS, ON. We're going to configure 
for the urine d\amp. We'll go ahead and do our - 
stop our PTC at 83:30, and then we'll do our P52. 



CC Roger. Copy that. 

CC 



And, 17, that P52 at 83:10 was primarily intended 
for the MCC-ll. There's some more following, any- 
way, before LOT. So we suggest you scrub the P52 
at 83:10. 

CMP Okay, fine. I may just do a little OJT without 

torquing. 

CC That's your business. 



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03 08 17 ho CDR 

CC 
CDR 

CC 
CDR 
LMP 
CC 

CC 

03 08 21 Ul LMP 

CC 
LMP 

CC 
LMP 

CC 
LMP 



Bob, when we come out of 
go right to the SIM door 

That's affirmative, IT. 



PTC , then you want us to 
jett attitude? 



Okay, and you weint us to do that about 8o - 83:30, 
huh? 

Roger. That's affirm. 
Okay. 

Bob, what pad are you going to give me? 

Okay, I've got a - coming up, pericynthion - plus- 
2-hour abort pad here. 

17 » Houston. 

Yes , Bob . Here ' s 17 . Say , for a while here , why 
don't you guys go ahead and manage the oranis. I 
think we can get things done a little better; and 
when it becomes inconvenient for us to switch, we' 
let you know. 

Okay. You want xis to call them to you - Is that 
what you're saying by you manag - we manage the 
omnis? 

Yes, we lose 5 or 10 minutes going around here 
without comm, and it usually breaks up seemingly 
when somebody has something to say, either you or 
us. 

Roger. Okay. That's fine. Standby. 

That's up to you guys, but, it seems to me, it 
wo\ild be more convenient . 

Okay; things aj:e good now. Jack. Do you want to 
copy this pericynthion-plus-2 pad at the present 
time? 

Yes, I'm just about ready. Bob. 



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CC Okay, give me a call when you get it. And, while 

you're getting ready there, you might think back 
to yesterday afternoon Just after the exercise 
period; and the question that's raised is whether 
you were running the DAC or some other miscella- 
neous equipment at that time which might have 
caused some high current usage - or erratic current 
usage. 

LMP We'll think about that, Bob; but, offhand, none of 

us can remember doing anything like that. 

CC Okay; copy that. 

03 08 26 IT CC OMNI Charlie, 1?. 

CC And, 17, your faithful nigjit shift capcomm is 

signing off. I'll talk to you on the surface 
tomorrow. Good luck. 

CDR Thank you, Robert. Looking forward to seeing you 

there . 

LMP Are you leaving us , Bob? 

CC That's affirm; he's already left, 

03 08 28 02 LMP Boy, he doesn't stick around long, does he? And 

he wanted to read that pad to me; well, that's too 
bad. Okay, Gordy, I can take the pad now. 

CC Okay, Jack. It's pericynthion plus 2; SPS/G&N. 

Weight is 66373; plus l.l8, minus O.lU; ignition 
time is 090:1+9:55.82; plus 1787.5, minus 1891-7, 
minus 2396.8; attitude is 237, 126, 332; and all 
the rest of the PAD is NA. GDC align stars are 
Sirius and Rigel; 122; 35^; 000. Ullage is none. 
Remarks: number 1, burn docked; number 2, assumes 
LOI REFSMMAT. Over. 

LMP Okay. Pericynthion plus 2, SPS/G&N; 66373, 1 - 

plus 1.18, minus O.lk; 090:1+9:55.82; plus IT87.5, 
minus I891.7, minus 2396.8; 237, 126, 332; rest of 
pad is NA; Sirius and Rigel; 122; 35I+ ; 000. No 
ullage. Remark 1, burn docked; 2 is LOI REFSMMAT 
assiamed. 



Tape 55/10 



CC That's correct. 

03 08 30 h9 CC Need OMNI Delta now. 

03 08 31 hi CMP Houston, 17. Canister change complete. 

CC Okay. 

03 08 35 10 CC America, switch to OMNI Alfa. 

03 08 37 38 CC America, Houston. I have the morning news at the 

convenient time. 

LMP Fire away, Gordo. 

CC Okay, first of all the weather. It's raining 

fairly - fairly heavily all night; there's a lot 
of water standing around. Temperatixres here are 
in the high 50 's, "but it's supposed to get a little 
cooler tonight with a low in the UO's. I think 
you know how the Dallas-Redskin game came out - the 
only thing additional mentioned here is that chances 
look good now that Washington and Dallas may meet 
in the rubber games for the National Conference 
representative in the Super Bowl. In the other 
pro game yesterday, a field goal by Don Cockroft 
was the difference in a 26-to-2l+ win by Cleveland 
over rival Cincinnati . Other sports highlights : 
The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Oilers today in 
the Dome. Other big games will be Atlanta at San 
Francisco, Green Bay at Minnesota, and Baltimore 
at Kansas City. Tennessee State beat Drake Uni- 
versity in the Pioneer Bowl 29 to 7. And East 
Texas State beat Carson Newman in the NAIA football 
playoffs. The Southwest Conference has pulled out 
of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Some college 
basketball scores: The Houston Cougars routed 
Xavier last night out at Hofheinz Pavilion 111; to 
73; and Rice downed George Washington 93 to 89, 
Geno, you'll be glad to hear Purdue ripped TCU 
101 to 70, and it was Texas over Oklahoma State 
86 to 66. And SMU over Oklahoma City 106 to 83. 
We couldn't find any score at Cal Tech, Jack, but - 
Switch to OMNI Bravo, please. But one final score, 
Ron, Kansas lost to Iowa 69 to 56. The only thing 
new on the plane crash Friday in Chicago - it's 
reported here that the plane was apparently waved 



Tape 55/11 



off because another plane was still on the assigned 
roonway. The Democratic Party's stormy session 
in Washington saw the old-guard Democrats appar- 
ently take back control of the Party from pro- 
McGovern forces. Mrs. Jean Westwood was replaced 
as Party Chairman by Texas lawyer/businessman 
Robert Strauss. Former-president Truman appears 
to be more than holding his own at a hospital in 
Kansas City. There's a good chance the 88-year- 
old former Chief Executive may be taken off the 
critical list. There's been a 1-day interruption 
in the secret peace talks between Dr. Henry 
Kissinger and Le Due Tho, The two conferred for 
over 3 hours yesterday. Both sides have agreed 
not to talk to newsmen on any svibstantive matters. 
In other news highlights. President Nixon has 
named Daniel Moynihan as U.S. Ambata - Ambassador 
to India. And Chilean President Allende has flown 
to Cuba to vis - to visit Fidel Castro. Here's 
an interesting one. A U5-year-old pilot lost in 
the Arctic for 31 days has been found alive and well. 
Three companions were killed. The Soviet Party 
boss Leonid Breshnev has delayed a scheduled visit 
to the U.S. It looks as if the visit may come in 
the fall rather than this coming spring. One last 
note: The news media says that the flight of 
Apollo IT is the smoothest on record so far, and 
I call that last one pretty accurate reporting. 
Over. 

Thank you, Gordo, appreciate the news. Sounds 
like things are still happening down there. 



CC 



Got some more parochial news here - - 



LMP 



Houston, we're starting our - 



CC 



Go ahead. 



03 08 U2 hh LMP 



No, we just - I just wanted to tell you we're 
starting ovoc waste dumps . 



Tape 55/12 



Okay. A little more parochial news. I have your 
oxygen consumable status here. Tank 1 is still 
running k percent helow the line; the other two 
are right on the line; really no news there. 
Same with the hydrogen; all three are essentially 
right on the pref light lines. Over. 



LMP Okay, that's the way like to hear it. 

LMP We'll bring all of it home if we can. 

CC Okay. 

03 08 kk 08 CC We'd like OMNI Charlie, please. 

03 08 U8 k9 CC Need OMNI Delta now. 

h9 08 CMP Okay, Gordy. How would you like a hydrogen p\rrge 

this morning? 

CC ... make sure. 

CMP Go ahead, Houston; 17. 

17, we do want the hydrogen pturge; go ahead. 



CC 



CMP Okay, hydrogen piorge is in process. You'd never 

believe it , dust collection container assembly 
serial number 5725 developed a hole in it. 
Fortunately, with a lot of dexterity, I was able 
to put a piece of tape over the hole. 

CC Okay. I guess that's why we sent men into space. 

CMP (Laughter) Hight . 



Gordy, while the purges are going on here, I might 
mention, a little while ago, I looked at the Earth 
through a Polaroid colored glass again and had a 
full view of Africa. And it appeared as if, in the 
red and yellow portions of Africa, that the land 
areas darkened considerably more than those areas 
that are green or foliated, and that would be the 
central portion; that is, they darkened with the 
orien - handle on the lens going in a north-south 
rather than east-west. 



Tape 55/13 



CC Roger. 

LMP The land areas, though, still do not show as marked 

a contrast as do the oceans. 

CC Roger. 

03 08 53 21 CC We'd like OMNI Alfa. 

LMP Okay, hydrogen purge is complete. HEATER is going 

OFF, 

CC Roger . 

LMP Gordy, it looks like the cloudiness and possibly 



the showers associated with the intertropical con- 
vergence over Africa are moving as far south as 
Johanneshurg right now. It's quite a distinct 
change from even an - aji hour or so ago - a couple 
of hours ago. They're down into an area where, 
presumably, they're not normally found if vegetation 
indications are any criteria. And also, in the 
Atlantic - South Atlajitic near Goa Island, there 
seems to be a possible storm developing as part of 
what was probably now a fairly weak front. And 
whether or not that will develop into anything and 
move in towards Capetown is hard to say at this 
time . 



CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP It looks as if our old friends at Ascension are 

enjoying a fairly nice day out there. 

CC Roger, 

03 08 57 hh CC OMNI Bravo, please. 

CC Jack, this is Houston. We recall you mentioning 

the purge complete and the heaters off. We just 



wanted to be sure that you did leave the H^ purge 

line heaters on for 10 minutes after terminating 
the purge. Over. 



LMP 



Thank you, Gordy, I'll turn them back on. 



Tape 55/1^ 



CC Okay. 



LMP 



LMP 



CC 



LMP 
CC 
LMP 



Who's sitting over there reminding me of all these 
good things this morning? 



CC Well, that was a combination effort by John Aaron 

and Charlie Dumis. 



Wow! You've got a real powerful team there, 



CC Youhet. 



LMP 



Hey, you really ought to get them a cup of coffee 
though sometime this morning. 

LMP Gordy, also curious who's wa - who's watching 

Challenger this morning? 

CC Well, let's see, 

LMP Not much to see, I realize, but I'm sure somebody's 

there, 

03 09 02 36 CC We need OMNI Charlie, Jack. 



Well, we've got the first team on - the gold team - 
your LOI and landing team, and the LM guys are 
Merritt and Thorson. 



LMP You cut out on the telmu. Who is it? 

CC Merlin. Merlin the Magician. 

LMP I'm sorry, Gordy, you clipped off the first again. 

CC Merlin Merritt, the magician. 

Oh, yes; of course. As I recall, he's the only one 
that really understands Thorson. 



He says he doesn't think anybody understands 
Thorson . 

Well, we're sure looking forward to having a 
chance to make those guys work a little bit. 



Tape .55/15 



CC They say - well - Merlin says he is, too. I don't 

know about Thorson, He's out of the room at the 
moment . 



LMP He's probahly spilling coffee in SPAM. 

CC Roger . 

03 09 06 31 CC We need OMNI Delta now. 

03 09 08 hk LMP Gordy, for some reason, it's a lot easier to tell 

the difference between the Antarctic Continent and 
the icepack. 



CC Roger. 

LMP Maybe the glancing Sun is picking up the breaks 

in the icepack and giving it a different appearance. 

CC Roger . 

03 09 09 32 LMP The continent itself - all you can see are very - 

what appear to be very gentle differences in - or 
subtle differences in shading, possibly indicating 
rolling relief due to a photometric dark beam along 
the - as a function of local phase angle. 



CC Copy. 

LMP And except, maybe, for the area Just - well, no - 

even there, I didn't the ... - it looks like 
the whole visible continent is clear of clouds this 
morning. Possibly some clouds Just east of the 
Ross Sea, which is Just coming into view, I think. 



CC Roger . 

LMP I know we don't have many 

but it looks like they're 
fine day over the portion 
see . 



listeners in Antarctica, 
having a - exceptionally 
of the continent we can 



CC 



Roger, 



Tape 55/16 

03 09 11 20 LMP That weak front I mentioned in the South Atlantic 

stretches from the apparent storm center around 
Goa Islarid - I'm not s\ire about that pronunciation 
either - up just to the coast of South America from 
Brazil, where it reaches its maximum eastward 
extent . 



CC Roger . 

LMP Our suh - o^xr zero-phase point of the spacecraft 

is in the middle of the South Atlantic. And it's 
moderately bright, although there is no central 
bright point at all - a fairly large area, but 
moderately bright. The seas down there might be 
moderately choppy or rough this morning. 



CC Okay. 
03 09 ih 26 LMP Houston, IT. 

CC Go. 



LMP Okay, Gordy. You might say "uh" before you - you 

start your sentences because you're clipping your 
first word. The question I had was the pan 
camera - we're on 1-6 of the Experiments Checklist 
and need your word on whether you want the PAN 
CAMERA, OFF, at this time - SELF TEST, OFF. 

CC Stand by. 

CC We'd like you to leave it in HEATERS. 

03 09 15 20 LMP Okay, we're leaving it in HEATERS. 

03 09 16 38 LMP Okay, Houston. The S-BAOT) AUX, TV is to SCIENCE - - 

CC Roger . 

03 09 16 U5 LMP and I'm turning the IR, ON. 

CC Okay. 

CC Jack, we'd like OMNI Alfa. 

LMP How do you read on OMNI Alfa? 



Tape 5 5 /IT 



CC Okay; you're readable, fair amoiint of noise. 

03 09 17 29 IMP Hello, Houston. How do you read? 

CC Jack, this is Houston. You're clear with consider- 

able noise. Over. 

03 09 18 35 LMP HoTiston, how do you read 17? 

CC Apollo 17, Houston. Still reading you with a lot 

of backgroTind noise. Over. 

03 09 19 03 LMP Hello, Houston. How do you read? 

CC IT, Houston. Weak but readable. 

03 09 19 13 LMP Okay, we'll have you up on your high gain pretty 

soon. I'm turning the IR, ON, 

CC Roger; Roger; Roger. IR, OK. 

LMP Say again, Gordy. 

CC We copy. IR, ON. Over. 

03 09 19 56 CC America, we'll take the high gain now. PITCH, 

minus 15; YAW, l88. Over. 

03 09 21 05 CC America, Houston. Let's try the high gain now. 

I see you're moving it. Minus 26 and 199. 

LMP Okay, I think we've got a main load block now on 

the high gain . How do you read? 

CC You're loud and clear. Jack. It looks good here. 

03 09 21 31 LMP Okay, Gordy. Let me keep going here. I did not 

turn the IR on because I thought you said some- 
thing. IR is going ON now. 



END OF TAPE 



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APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

03 09 21 U3 CMP Roger. I thought you said something. IR's going 

ON now. 

CC Okay. What I said is, "Roger. IR, ON." 

03 09 21 51 CMP Coming on. MAPPING CAMERA going to STANDBY. 

03 09 22 06 CC Okay; STANDBY on the MAP CAMERA. 

CMP Okay. I'm waiting yovir cue for PAN CAMERA POWER, 

to POWER. 

CC Roger. We're still locking up on the data. We'll 

give you a cue. 

03 09 23 3k CC Okay, Jack. You have our cue for PAN CAMERA POWER 

to POWER. 

03 09 23 51 CMP Okay. PAN CAMERA going to POWER - 

03 09 2k 13 CMP Okay, Gordo. We're in the SIM hay door Jett 

attitude . 

CC Roger . 

03 09 26 IT CMP PAN CAMERA POWER is going to BOOST. 

CC Roger. 

03 09 29 Ik CMP Oh, down there. Oh. 

CMP Me to you. 

03 09 30 06 CMP Okay, Houston. I'm in VOX now. Do you read? 

CC Yes, sir. You're loud and clear. 

03 09 30 16 CMP Okay. On panel I81, the LOGIC POWER MAIN A, 

MAIN B circuit breakers are CLOSED. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 56/2 



03 09 30 26 CMP Okay. LOGIC POWER number 1 is going to JETT, 

number 2 to JETT. Standing by for your GO, 
Houston. 

CC Okay. Stand by. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Okay, America, you're - - 

CMP What happens now is - - 

03 09 30 U8 CC - - GO to jett the SIM bay door. 

CMP Okay, Jack, let me know when you've got the camera 

ready. 

03 09 31 02 CDR Okay, Houston. You say we are GO to Jett the SIM 

bay down a little early, huh? 

CC Well, stand by. I think we're backing down here. 

Stand by 1 second. 

CDR Okay. 

03 09 31 39 CMP No. I checked it at one frame, 

CDR Might check it. 

03 09 31 h6 CC Okay, America. Once again, you're GO to jett the 

door, 6Lnd you can do it early, if you wish. 

CDR Okay, Gordo. We'll do it on - on Ron's mark down 

there. 

CC Okay. 

LMP Hey, Houston. You know this attitude - this at- 

titude has the Sun right into window 5. It's 
probably going to be on the lens of the camera. 
I'll - I'll try to shade it the best I can, but I 
don't have an awful lot of hope for these pictures. 

CC Roger. 

CDR I think we're probably stuck with it. Jack, because 

we need to be in. this right attitude, for the 
clearance and - 



Tape 56/3 



CMP Okay. SIM door jett 5, 1+, 3, 2, 1 - 

03 09 32 51 CMP JETT. Oh, I got a good bang. You see it. Jack? 

03 09 33 00 MP Houston, there it goes, I got it out the hatch 

■window and it looks like it was a clean Jett. 
It's rolling and pitching and yawing, slightly. 
There is a lot of garbage that came out with it. 

CMP Can you take a picture. Gene? 

CDR Let me see it. 

CMP Ah - ah (laughter). 

CDR You take a picture. Yes, there it goes. 

CDR Hello, Hoiiston. How do you read? 

CMP It's really 

CC Sounded good. 

CDR Okay. Did you get the word we got a clean Jett? 

CC That's right, Geno. Sounds good. 

03 09 33 56 CDR Okay. The door's moving - the door's moving di- 

rectly away from us , mostly rolling . And it looks 
like it was a very clean - clean separation. 

CC Oke^. 

CMP Yes. Boy, we got a good bang out of it. You could 

hear that - that pyro going, I think. It's rotating 
at about 5 - or 1 revolution per 5 seconds . 

CC Roger . 

CMP And it's rotating - what, about the long axis? 

Yes . Rotating about the long axis . 

03 09 3^ 58 CDR Houston, the garbage that I said went with it was 

Just a small amount of debris, I'm sure around the 
seaJ.ant pyro area. There was one, oh, about a 
U-foot-length piece of , oh, 1 or 2 inch tapelike 
material that also went out with it. 



Tape 56/ U 



CC Roger, Gene. 

LMP (Laughter) Okay. What do we do with these LOGIC 

POWER switches? Don't they go back to OFF now? 

03 09 35 28 CMP DOOR JETT's OFF, down. 

03 09 35 32 CMP Okay. You go on to the DEPLOY/RETRACT on number 1. 

03 09 35 35 CMP DEPLOY /RETRACT on number 2. 

03 09 35 1*3 CDR FUEL CELL REACT VALVES are NORMAL. I'm sort of 

glad we had those in LATCH. 



CMP 



CDR 



CC 



CDR 



CC 



Yes, me, too, because that's a pretty good bang. 



03 09 36 25 CC You've loaded the wrong pitch angle there in 

NOUN 22. 



Well, I'm - I got 10 degrees loaded; that's what 
we've got copied down here in the change. 

Maybe there's some mistake. Let us check here, 
Geno. 

Okay, we got 320, 010, and 32i*, and before I go 
into the muver - maneuver, I'll roll right about 
12 degrees . 

Bad call, Gene. Our error; you're right. 



CDR Thank you, sir. 

CMP Okay, and the UV SPECTROMETER is going to go ON 

here. 

03 09 3T 32 CMP MAEK it. 

CC Roger. Mark the UV. 

LMP Okay, and the IR will be OFF on your cue. 



CC 



Okay, Jack, that'll be 12 or 15 minutes from now. 



Tape 56/5 



LMP Okay, Just give us a call. 

03 09 39 ^1 liMP Okay, the 100-WATT Op HEATER circuit breaker's 

coming OPEN. 

CC Okay, Jack. 

03 09 ho Ik LMP Okay, 0^ HEATERS 1 and 2 going to AUTO, and 3, OFF. 

CC Roger . 

03 09 hi 51 CDR Okay, Gordo. We'll wait until 50 past the hour and 

pick up the LM/CM DELTA-P; we're still reading 0.6. 

CC Roger. That sounds good. 

03 09 h2 09 CDR And we're in the process of maneuvering and I 

guess I'll start to see if I can't get you some 
biomeds . 

CC Okay . 

LMP I don't know whether you were watching the LMP on 

the door jett, did you see a Jett on my heartbeat? 

CC Well, we'll check this data here, Jack. 

LMP I guess I was remembering erroneously 15 's comment 

that it was very quiet , but I - of course , Ron 
reminded me they were in the suits. 

CC Okay, Jack. John Young was talking about the 

same thing here, but we didn't see anything on 
your EKG. 

LMP How stable could you get? 

03 09 *+3 29 CMP And Houston, IT here, Mag Bravo Bravo is indicat- 

ing 20 - let's see - indicating 76 percent now - 
76-percent full. 

CC Okay, Ron. 

CDR And, Gordo, we are watching the 8-baJ.l. 



Tape 56/6 



CC 



CC 
LMP 



CC 
IMP 



CC 



LMP 



LMP 
CC 



LMP 



Roger. We're keeping an eye on it, too, 



03 09 53 05 CC America, we'd like the HIGH GAIN to AUTO, please. 

03 09 53 15 LMP Okay, you've got it to AUTO. I think we may have 

a new discovery about microphones up here. 

Oh, is that right? What's that? 

Well, Gordy, it looks as if you could improve yo\ir 
voice quality hy putting fingers over the end of 
the mike booms. At least that works on the 
intercom. 

CC How about that. 



America, Houston. We're reac^ for the IR to OFF. 
Okay. IR's coming OFF - 



03 09 55 31 IMP MARK it. 

03 09 57 16 IMP Hey, Gordy. Who's operating in the trench in front 

of you today? 



Okay. It's the LOI and descent team, Presley, 
Green, and Deiterich. 

They're a trio of musketeers, if I ever heard of 
one. 



CC Roger. 



All they lack is a French accent. 

A New York accent is about the best they can do. 

LMP I wasn't going to exercise any value judgments, 

Gordy. 

03 10 00 57 CC Jack, this is Houston. I have a preliminary LOI 

pad anytime it's convenient. 



Okay, Gordy. I was just checking to see if I 
could find the Moon, and I still can't see it out 
there . 



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I ' 11 he vith you in 30 seconds . 
Okay. 

Okay, Gordy. Go ahead. 

Okay. This is a preliminary LOI, SPS/G&N. 
6636I; plus 1.21, minus 0.12; O88: 5it: 22. Tl; 
minus 2798.8, plus 10^5.7, minus 0037-3. Attitude 
is all zeros. is 0170. 1, plus 0052.5; 2988. 0, 

6:38, 2981.7; sextant star 1*5, 252.1, 13.5- Bore- 
sight star and all the rest is NA. GDC align 
stars: Sirius and Rigel; 122; 35l*; 000. Ullage, 
none . Remarks ; LM weight , 36312 ; and single-hank 
bum time is 06:51. Go ahead. 

Okay. Preliminary LOI, SPS/G&N. 6636I; plus 1.21, 
minus 0.12; 088:5^:22.71; minus 2798.8 plus 10^5.7, 
minus 0037.3. All zeros; all zeros; all zeros; 
0170.1, plus 0052.5; 2988.0, 6:38, 2981.7; i*5, 
252.1, 13.5. Set stars are Sirius ajid Rigel; 
122; 35^; 000. No ullage. LM weight is 36312, 
and single-bank burn time is 06:51. 

One correction on the ignition time. The seconds 
are 22.77. 

Okay, 22.77. 

That's affirmative; otherwise, good readback. 

Okay, Houston. At 81+: 1+5, we've got about 2-1/2 to 
3 minutes Eind 1 frame a second on mag Bravo Bravo, 
through the celestial adapter of the Eeirth. 

Okay, Ron. We caught that. And if you're looking 
for the Moon, according to our figures here, it 
should be visible out window number 1 about 30 de- 
grees off the boresight axis. Over. 

Okay, got you. I'll try again. 

America, Houston. I'm ready with a TEI-l* pad 
anytime it ' s convenient . 



Tape 56/8 

CMP Stand by. 

03 10 13 36 CMP Okay, Gordy, I'm ready for a TEI-1+ pad. 

CC Okeydoke. It's TEI-U, SPS/G&N; J+DO9O; plus O.5O, 

plus l.lT. Ignition time is 097:20:1+7.^5, NOUN 8I, 
plus 2OOU.8, minus 2951.1, minus 15^7-3; attitude 
will be 202, O83, 312. Rest of the pad is NA. 
GDC align stars are Slrius and Rigel; 133; 200; 030. 
Ullage: four jets, 12 seconds. And remark num- 
ber 1: burn undocked; number 2: assumes no DOI ; 
number 3: assumes landing site REFSMMAT; number U; 
with the LOI REFSMMAT, your attitude will be: 
roll, 180 ; pitch, 220; yaw, 38 - correction - 
yaw is 338. Over. 

03 10 16 Ik CMP Okay, TEI-U, SPS/G&N; UOO9O; plus O.5O, plus 1.17; 

097:20:147.^^5; plus 200U.8, minus 2951.1, 
minus 15'+7.3; 202, O83, 312. Rest of pad NA. 
Sirius and Rigel; 133; 200; 030. Four Jets, 
12-8econd ullage. Remark 1: bum undocked; 
2: no DOI assumed; 3: landing site REFSMMAT; 
k: LOI REFSMMAT attitude I80, 220, 338. Over. 

CC Okay. That's a good readback. 

03 10 19 28 CC America, Houston. If you give us ACCEPT, we'll 

pop up a state vector - a preliminary state vector 
and a VERB 66, preliminary target load, and an LOI 
REFSMMAT. Over. 

03 10 19 1+3 CDR Okay, Houston. You have it. 

03 10 21 01 CDR Okay, Houston. This is America. How do you read 

the commander on biomed? 

CC Stand by. I'll take a look here. 

03 10 22 kh CC America, Houston. Looking at the 0^ pressiires , we 

think maybe TANK 3 ISOL VALVE got jarred closed. 
Would you check the barber pole over on panel 278. 
If it's barber pole, would you reopen the valve? 



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03 10 23 01 LMP Gordy, ve checked that. I'll check it again. We 

checked it right after the jet, 

03 10 23 16 LMP And, Gordy, it's gray. Would you like me to cycle 

it? 

CC That's affirmative, Jack. Go ahead and cycle it 

OPEN. 

03 10 23 39 IiMP Okay. That's "been done. 

CC Roger. 

03 10 2k 08 CC America, Houston. It's your computer. You can go 

back to BLOCK. 

03 10 2h 17 CMP Okay, we're back to BLOCK. In the DELTA-V test, 

I got a minus 22.0, and I'm on a bias check right 
now. 

CC Roger. 

03 10 26 36 CC America, Houston, The biomed looks good on all 

three of you. 

CDR Okay. 

03 10 27 01 CMP And the null bias check, on a plus 100, it went 

to 100. U. I'm working on a minus now. 

CC Okay, sounds good. 

03 10 28 18 CMP Okay. The minus 100, it ended up minus 99.5- 

CC Okay, Ron. 

03 10 30 38 CMP Gordy, the EMERGENCY CABIN PRESSURE REGs are OFF. 

CC Roger. 

03 10 30 59 CMP Okay, EQUALIZATION valve in the tunnel has come 

OPEN. 

CC Roger. 



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03 10 33 10 CMP Okay» Gordy, the LM TUNNEL valve is in LM PRESS, 

and EQUALIZATION valve is CLOSED. 

CC Roger. And was it a 0.6 DELTA-P when you started 

this, as before? 

03 10 33 28 CMP That's affirm. It was 0.6 and now it's down to - 

we heen seeing it as ahout 0.1. 

CC Roger. 

03 10 33 55 CMP And, Gor^, I've got the EMERGENCY CABIN PRESSURE 

REGs back to BOTH. 

CC Roger. 

03 10 37 UiP Okay, Gordy, we're changing mags on the - the 

EL camera, and mag November November is being 
stowed with 59 frames on it - or 59 frames 
used - 159. 

CC Okay, Jack; copy. 

03 10 38 27 CMP Gordy, you can record that as the second commander's 

P52 that came up all balls. 

CC Okay, we'll get a hard copy. 

03 10 39 OI+ CC • Okay, we got the 93s; you're clear to torque. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 57/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 

03 10 57 35 CDR Okay, Gordo, there's the gyro torque angles. 

CO OkEQT, we're copying them down. Stand by. 

03 10 58 07 CO Okay, Geno; torque them. 

03 11 32 17 CO America, Houston. America, Houston. We've lost 

the high gain and data. Go on OMNI Alfa. 

CC America, Houston in the hlind. Go OMNI Alfa, if 

you read. 

CC America, this is Houston. How do you copy? 

03 11 33 29 LMP Clear, and we're OMNI Alfa. If you don't answer 

this transmission, we'll try the high gain again. 

CC Okay, Jack. We're reading you now. I heard you 

say OMNI Alfa. Say again the first part, 

LMP Roger. We've heen reading you. I think you're 

on VHF, however. Would you like us to reacquire 
on the high gain? 

CC Stand by. I'll check on that. 

CC Okay, Jack, We'd like you to try the HIGH GAIN 

at a PITCH of minus 29, YAW 17, MANUAL and WIDE. 

03 11 3h 27 LMP Okay, Gordy, we're on the HIGH GAIN. 

CC Okay, Jack. 

LMP How do you read? 

CC I'm reading you - I can read you, but there's 

still a lot of background noise. 

LMP Like VHF would so\md, but I'm not sure I believe 

it. 

03 11 35 29 CC Jack, we just commanded NORMAL voice. 



Gordy, did we end up somehow out of NORMAL voice? 

Jack, we'd like you to try a NORMAL acquisition. 
Go AUTO and NARROW on the HIGH GAIN. 

Okay, that peaked it up, AUTO and NARROW. 

Okay, you're loud and clear now. 

Okay, Gordy, You said that you had to command 
NORMAL voice. Did we get a spurious command in 
there some way? 

Okay, we had - we did all that ourselves to es- 
tablish voice through Ascension; no problem. Over. 

Okay, Gordy. How did you reach us when you finally 
started calling? 

Stand by. 

Jack, we didn't do anything to cause the problem 
there, we were up-linking through Madrid and down- 
linking through Ascension. Did you see anything 
on board that could have caused the loss of lock? 

No, sir. We had good signal strength. It wasn't 
peaked for the high gain. It was more like an omni 
signal strength, about TO percent. And we called 
you several times after the switch in lines, and 
then finally you CEime through clear, but with some 
background noise and sounded like VHF. I presime 
it wasn't, now. And when you called, I went to 
OMNI Alfa, with no change in signsil strength, still 
about 70 percent, and you were still coming up the 
same way and apparently didn't hear us. And then 
the high gain - with high gain acquisition, it's 
been pretty clear. 

Okay, that's the way - that story's the way it 
sounded to us. And we're looking around here to 
see if we can figure out a reason for loss there. 

Okay, and I'm ready to pressurize the SPS, If 
that's what you want. 



Tape 57/3 



CC Okay, let me make sure here, 

CC Okay, Jack. We're ready for it. 

IMP Okay, you want me to just use SPS HELIUM VALVE 1? 

CC That's affirmative. 

03 11 39 35 IMP Okay, Gordy. We're going to ON with SPS HELIUM 

VALVE 1. We checked the circuit breakers, they're 
IN. 

CC Okay. 

03 11 39 '^6 LMP Okay, pressure's com - pressure's up; FUEL PRESSURE 

is stable at 175 and OXIDIZER at 175, and the light 
is out. And we're hack to NORMAL on CAUTION AND 
WARNING. And the VALVE now is hack to AUTO. 

CC Roger. And looks - looks good here. We're reading 

l8U oxidizer and 185 fuel. 

03 11 ho hi LMP Hey, Gordy, this is the IMP. I got a question 

for you. 

CC Shoot . 

LMP I'm Just wondering if - I'm showing about 85 amps, 

and is that a good normal power load with - I pre- 
sume the Og HEATERs are ON now. 

CC Just a second, we'll check that. 

LMP I'm Just trying to reestablish my references here 

for LOI. 

CC EECOM says the HEATERs are ON and that's the normal 

load. 

03 11 hi 33 LMP Okay. Very good. Thank you, sir. 

03 11 k2 55 CMP Houston, 17. 



I 



Tape 31 /h 



CC Go ahead. 

CMP Roger. We got about an hour sitting around here. 

We can go to wide dead band, if you want, if you'll 
remind me to go back to narrow again when we need 
to. 

CC Let me check, on that. 

CMP Might save a teacupful of fuel. 

CC Ron, we suggest just staying where you are on the 

dead band; there's no problem on fuel. 

03 11 hh 53 CMP Okay. Mighty fine, CJordo. Thank you. 

03 11 U7 kl CC America, Hou - Houston. We just finished a site 

handover. And we're seeing some excessive counts 
on the UV. We'd like to chase the problem a little, 
and to do that, we'd like you to turn the UV OFF 
for 5 seconds and then back ON. Over. 

03 11 53 3*t LMP Houston, IT; how do you read after a COMMAND RESET? 

CC 17, this is Houston. You're loud and clear. Have 

you been calling? 

LMP Yes, sir, we've been calling. After your handover, 

we heard your statement that you handed over and 
then hadn't been able to contact you after that. 
I Just hit a COMMAND RESET. 

CC Okay, Jack, that was a problem here on the ground. 

Over. 

LMP Okay. 

03 11 55 17 IMP Say, Gordy, 17 . 

CC Go ahead. 



LMP 



Yes, we've got B DUPLEX - B SIMPLEX ON, apparently 
left over from the LM checks. I suspect I should 
turn that OFF. Right? 



Tape 57/5 



That's affirmative. 
Houston, 17* 
Go ahead. 

Gordo, Just an interesting observation on my part. 
I don't know why, but all the air huhhles in the 
beverage packs - you know, none of the air bubbles 
will come together at all. If you get it a small 
air bubble, it stays in a small air bubble. And 
they'll never co - come together. However, in 
my chicken and rice soup package here , I had a 
whole bunch of smeill air bubbles and now it ' s all 
one great big air bubble in the middle. 

Okay. 

Most of the - most of the spoon bowl packs you 
know - or wet packs, whereas the Juice ba^s won't 
do it. 

Okay, that's interesting. I sure don't know why 
either. 

We're Just trying to keep your day interesting 
here, Gordy. Now that you won't let us look at the 
Earth anymore, we'll start looking in the cabin. 

Okay, while you're looking in the cabin, I've got 
a new hydrogen cryo configuration for you to mini- 
mize the pressure cycling and cut down the wear 
and tear on the motor switch. If you're reacty to 
do it, I'll read it. 

Go ahead. 

Okay, on Hg TANK 1 and TANK 2 HEATERS, both of 

them, OFF. On the FANs, TANK 1 FAN's ON, TANK 2 
fan's off. I think they're there alreat^. And 
TANK 3 FAN'S AUTO. Over. 

Hey, there's a new configuration. Okay, HEATERs 

1 and 2 are OFF. Hp FANs - 1 is ON, 2 is OFF, and 
3 is AUTO. 



Tape 57/6 



CC Okay, souads good. 

LMP That soTinds like an EECOM special. 

CC That it is. 

03 12 06 31 CDR Hello, Houston, I've got the limb of the Moon. 

CC Very good. 

CDR I've got the limb of the Moon out the - got it out 

the center hatch and we're Just barely seeing a - 
barely seeing the horizon of the Moon. But, boy, 
is it big. 

CC Roger. 

CMP Well, that must be a - what - you know, talk about 

a sliver of the Moon, that is a sliver of a sliver. 

CDR Gordo, we're coming in right down on top of it. 

What's our perigee, did you say? 73 miles? 

CC Roger. That's about right. Don't worry, you'll 

miss it. 

CDR I Just want to hear you say it because I'm going 

to hold you to it. As long as you shadow your 
eyes from the Sun - the Sun is just about laying 
on the horizon of the Moon, and as a matter of 
fact, as I watch it, I can watch the horizon - the 
amount of - of daylight terminator get larger. 

CC Roger. 

03 12 08 56 CDR Gordy, unless I get proven wrong here, I think 

we'll be able to watch it all the way in as long 
as we can keep shadowed from the Sun. 

CC Okeydoke. 

CDR I'll tell you, when you get out here, it's a 

big mamou. 



Tape 51/1 

03 12 12 02 CDR Gordy, it's a sight to remember. Not Just be- 

cause of the uniqueness of the view, but because 
we all got to ask ourselves if we really know where 
we are and what we're reeLLly looking at right this 
moment, and when you answer that question, it's 
yes, it certainly becomes an epic sight in your 
mind. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

IMP Hy congratxilatlons to the trench for solving 

suiother rendezvous - rendezvous problem. 

CC Roger. 

03 12 13 ^3 CDR Gordy, can you tell us how far we are right now 

from the - from the Moon? 

CC Surely can; stand by. 

CC Right now, you're about 5000 miles from the surface. 

CDR Okay. Thank you. 

03 12 15 26 IMP Houston, 17. 

CC Go ahead. 

IMP I think I got a visual on the SIM be^y door now 

out window 5* It's Just about directly off our 
present plus-Y axis. 

CC Okay. Must be way out there by now. 

IMP Oh, yes. It's a long way out there; jiist flashing. 

CC Roger. 

03 12 17 31 IMP Gordy, what's the MOCR having for dinner Sun - 

this Siinday? 



CC 



Well, let's see. I guess we haven't sent out 
for hainburgers , yet . There ' s a few brown bags 
In sight, but that's about it. 



Tape 57/8 



LMP }iy goodness . 

CDR Gordy, it doesn't look like I'll have a chance 

to go to church today, but under the circumstances, 
I guess it'll be okay. Next time you see the 
good father, you might have him put a good word 
in for us. 

CC Okay. I'll do that. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 58/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

03 12 27 56 CDR Gordy, is - in our present attitude, I'm seeing 

the - the limb of the Moon convex down towards our 
minus-X axis. That's out of the hatch window. Can 
you tell me which is the North and which is the 
South Pole? 

CC Okay. Stand by. 

CDR Yes, I'd be all squared away if - if the Moon 

were on Jack's side, because he's got that end on 
his head, but I'm a little mixed up now. 

CC Roger. I understand your problem. 

CDR Gordy, I - I'm thinking the - the top of the - the 

LM towards the Sun is probably the north. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Hello, Gordy. I - I think I got it. Window - 

the - the north has got to be on the right as I 
look at the limb of the Moon opposite the Sun. 
Because when ve go into retrograde attitude, it's 
got to be over there. I think I can see Korolev 
without any problem. It's a little bit north of 
the - of the equator. 

CC Roger . 

CDR Gordy, are you still with us? 

CC That's affirm. I'm with you, and I'm getting 

lots of advice here. 

CDR Okay. Okay. I'll bet you are. But I - I think 

I got it oriented. You can literally watch your- 
self fall down in. As we get closer, if we're 
going to have a view like this, it's going to be 
pretty dramatic. Because we're calling the way 
you climb on out of the Moon when you leave it, 
if you can see. And I remember remarks at that 
time, "Gee, if we could see it like this when we 
came back in, we'd have to close our eyes." If 
we can see this thing coming in like I think we 
may be able to see it at 50 miles, it isn't going 
to look like very much. 



Tape 58/2 



CC Roger. We agree. 



CDE 



And we're even considering the win - putting - 
Gordy, we're consider - Gordy, we're considering 
putting the window covers up. 



CC You're chickens, huh? 

03 12 32 21 CDE It's going to be one of those high - high - angle 

energy conversion roundouts, 

CC Roger. From our information here, if you're 

looking at the Moon so that the - the dark limb 
is up, then north should he to the right. 

CDE Yes. I - I concur, and that's the way it is. 

CC Roger. 

CDR The horizon is Just steadily growing bigger. 

CC Does it look about the same as last time? 

CDE What do you mean, "last time?" Couple years ago? 

CC Right. 

CDR Gordy, we never saw it coming in a couple years 

ago. We saw it, as I recall, a day out, and we 
saw Just a - a shadow of the limb. But we - to 
my best re - recollection, we never saw it this 
close. As a matter of fact, we went into darkness 
prior to going into LOI, and this time, much to 
my amazement, we don't. But I see now that we 
won't, and I see why, I'll tell you, everyone 
who's seen that view leaving knows how fast you 
climb out. And by golly, the closer we get to it, 
the faster we're coming in. 

03 12 33 56 CC Roger. 

03 12 39 28 CDR Gordo. The - the widest-most part of the convex 

horizon probably covers a good couple of degrees. 
I can now see relief on the - on the horizon it- 
self against the dark space. 



CC 



Roger . 



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CDR And the rim of Korolev is readily visible standing 

out by itself in the - in the darker or the unlit 
part of the - of the Moon. I can see the central 
peaks or mountains very well lit up. 

03 12 ho 50 LMP Okay, Gordy. This is Jack. Is there any reason 

not to start the checks at about 8?: ^3? 

CC Stand by. 

CDR Okay, Gordy. What I - what I called a - a central 

peak or range In there must undoubtedly be that 
inner ring, but it - the way it was lit up in the 
sunlight gave you a definite impression that it 
had an enlongated central range. 

03 12 Ul U6 CC Roger. And for Jack, no problem starting early 

on the checks. 

03 12 1*1 56 LMP Okay. They're in work. 

03 12 1*3 36 CDR Okay, Hous - 

LMP Houston. Going to put the UV COVER OPEN. 

How long? 

CC Okay, Jack. And we'd like 5 minutes of operation 

with it OPEN. 

LMP Okay . 

03 12 1+3 57 LMP MARK it, OPEN. 

03 12 1*5 1*0 LMP Okay, Houston; IT- I've started the secondary 

glycol pump, and it - I neglected to make a check 
on the evap OP temperature. Do you have that, 
and did we get a decrease? 

CC Stand by. Looks okay. Jack. 

LMP Thank you. 

03 12 1+8 13 LMP Okay, Gordo. There's NOUN 05. 



CC 



Roger . 



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LMP And you're looking at the torquing angle, 



03 12 1+8 58 LMP Okay, Houston. I'm going SPS PRESSURE INDICATOR 

to 2. 



CC Okay, Jack. And you can close the UV cover, and 

go ahead and roll back to 06k ROLL. And you're 
clear to torque the P52. 

03 12 1+9 19 LMP Okay. UV COVER is CLOSED. 

03 12 1+9 55 LMP Okay, Houston. Going back to SPS PRESSURE 

INDICATOR 1. 

03 12 50 02 CC Okay, 

03 12 52 31 CC America, Houston. We - ve still see the UV door 

open. Have you closed it yet? 

03 12 52 51 LMP Okay. It's now CLOSED, Gordy. 

CC Roger. 

03 12 53 31 CC America, Houston. I have the LOI and map update 

pads when you're ready. 

CDR Stand by 1, Gordo. 

03 12 51+ 59 CDR Okay, Gordy. What do you have, a map update on 

page 3-83 of the Flight Plan? 

CC That's affirmative. 

CDR Why don't you go ahead? 



CC 



CDR 



CC 



CDR 



Okay. It's for rev 1. AOS without burn is 
089:07:1*6; with the burn is 089:l6:29. 

Okay. Without the burn is 07:1+6, and with the 
bum is 16: 29. 

That's affirmative, and then I have your LOI 
maneuver pad. 

Okay. We're ready to go. 



Tape 58/5 



03 12 55 53 CC Okay. LOI, SPS/G&N; the weight is 6636I; 

plus 1,21, minus 0.12; ignition time is O88: 5^: 21. jlt; 
NOUN 81, minus 2798. 8, plus 10itl+.9, minus 00^2.5; 
roll, pitch, and yaw are all zero; NOUN 0170. 1, 
plus 0052.5; 2987.7, burn time is 6:38, 2981.U; 
sextant star is k^, 252.1, 13.5; rest of the pad 
is NA. GDC align stars are Sirius and Rigel; 
122; 35U; 000. Ullage is none. Remarks: LM 
weight, 36312; single-hank hurn time is 6:51. Over. 
Stand hy on the readhack. Okay. We'll take ACCEPT, 
and give you the up-links while you're reading it 
back. 

03 12 58 20 CDR Okay, Gordy. Here's your readhack. You've got 

ACCEPT. It's LOI pad, SPS/G&N; 6636I; plus 1.21, 
minus 0.12; O88: 5^^: 21. 7^+; minus 2798.8, 
plus 10l^l|.9, minus OOi+2.5; 000, 000, 000; 0170.1, 
plus 0052.5; 2987.7, 6:38, 298l.lt; it5, 252.1, 13.5; 
rest of pad is NA. Sirius and Rigel; 122; 35^; 000. 
There's no ullage. LM weight, 36312; single-bank 
bum time, 6 plus 51. 

CC Okay. That's a good readhack. 

03 13 01 06 CC It's jo\xr computer, America. You have a state 

vector, a VERB 66, and a target load. Go hack to 
BLOCK. 

03 13 01 15 CDR Okay. It's in BLOCK, Gordy. We're finishing up 

on the hottom of 3-79. 

CC Okay. 

CDR And I can just roll attitude. I've got the hig 

old Moon again, and from where I sit, it looks 
like we're right on target. Fifty miles above 
target, I'd like to add. 

CC Okay. That sounds good. 

CDR The limb is, of course, still growing and a little 

more rapidly. And what I can see of the - of the 
limb that's not blocked out by the S\m, it's getting 
obviously much larger in the window. 

CC Roger. 



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CDR Ncfv I guess it depends on the shadowing of the 

Sun as to whether or not we're going to see too 
much. I think retrograde, we ought to see quite 
a bit once we get over the terminator. 

CDR Gordy, there's enough of the lighted portion of 

the Moon where you can see the relief - not Just 
a shadowing relief, but the actual relief of 
several craters as they stretch across the termi- 
nator, both to the north and to the south. I can 
see even more definite relief now on the horizon, 
just to the north and behind Korolev - on the 
black, horizon against space. 

CC Roger. 



The - the unlit part of the Moon, as you might 
expect, is Just as dark from here as is deep space 
itself. ^ 



CC Roger. 



CDR 



CDR 



It's black, I might say at this point. 



03 13 03 58 CC America, Houston. For your information, your 

altitude is about 3000 miles now. 

CDR Okay, 3000 miles. 



Gordy, the - the limb has much more three-dimensional 
relief now. Towards us, you can - you can get the 
feeling that the horizon - the litted portion of 
the horizon definitely does flow in o\ir direction. 
And although you can't see the uinlit portion of 
the Moon, you get a feeling that there's a great 
deal more of it a lot closer than that which you 
can see. 



CC Roger. 

03 13 05 52 CDR Okay, Gordy. The pre-SPS burn aim prep is 

complete. 

CC Roger. 



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CDR And I'm going to give imr "buddies a chance to look 

at it now. 



CC Okay. 

CDR I never thought I'd see a geologist speechless at 

his first near - near shot at the Moon, but I 
haven't heard a word from him yet. 



CC Roger . 

LMP This geologist turned engineer for about an hour. 

CC He's probably speechless, becaiose there's no 

clouds to talk about. 

03 13 08 08 CDR Gordo, everything's looking good on board. We're 

just waiting for about 88:05. We'll be in our 
maneuver at that time. 



CC Okay. Everything looks good here also. 

CDR Okay. And is your LOS of about U5 still good? 



CC I'll doublecheck that. 



03 13 10 ih CC America, the Flight Plan is correct on LOS. To 

be exact, it will be 88;l+3:UO. 

CDR 1+3: UO. Thank you, Gordo. 

CDR If - if you guys could get an idea down there of 

the needle you're threading when you shoot for 
50 miles at a quarter of million, you'd be mighty 
proud of yo\irselves. I'll tell you, we are. 



CC Roger . 

CDR. I guess I really ought to wait and tell you that 

at 89:16:29. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Hey, Gordy. Do you have any idea what our relative 

speed is to the - to the Moon at this time? 



Tape 58/8 



Yes. It's 5000 feet per second. You're 
presently 266o miles up. 

CDR Okay. I assume T. P. is there, and I guess John 

is, too. I don't know if John saw this coining in 
on 16, hut I know they can recall what we saw 
leaving on 10, And other than the fact that you 
can't see as much of the Moon, it's Just as 
impressive. 

CC Roger. I was just talking to John ahout it a 

couple of minutes ago. Their view on l6 was - 
they didn't have any sunlit Moon, hut they did 
have some pretty good earthshine. 

03 13 13 59 CDR Well, he - he knows what I'm talking ahout then. 

03 13 16 59 CDR Gordy, it's unbelievable view through the 

monoeiilar now. You can really see down in the 
depths of some of the larger craters and with a 
great deal of clarity. And you can see the - some 
of the higher ridges actually rolling right over 
the horizon as they go away from you. 

CC Roger, Geno. 

03 13 25 32 CDR Hey, Houston. As much as I hate to, I think we're 

going to have to maneuver out of this attitude. 

CC Roger. As you take your last look there, you're 

presently 20 - just a little over 2000 miles up, 
and you're coming down about 1+500 feet per second, 

03 13 25 59 CDR Yes. You'd better believe that. 

03 13 29 33 CDR Gordo, there's only one better view than this. 

CC What's that. Gene? 

CDR Right at the moment anyway. Right at the moment 

anyway, is to be out there and watching this space- 
craft maneuver in attitude and - and watch it burn 
over the lunar surface. I get the feeling someone 
is watching. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 58/9 



03 13 31 07 CC Give us OMNI Charlie, please. 

03 13 33 25 CC Apollo IT, HoTiston. We just had a site handover. 

That's resulted In the LOS time changing 19 seconds, 
It's now 1*3:21. 

03 13 33 ho IMP Okay; 1+3:21, and we are - we're on OMNI Charlie, 

CC Roger. 

LMP And just to round out things as we pitch back 

into LOI attitude, lo and behold from over the 
top of the LM came the Earth. 

CC Veiy good. 

LMP Got the whole thing in one big package. 

03 13 35 ih CDR Pretty interesting, Gordo. We can - we can see 

we're right over South America and, of course, we 
can see up the Gulf Coast. And it looks like 
Houston is covered with clouds, but poetically 
enough, we can see the Cape, at least we can see 
Florida. 

CC How about that. 

03 13 39 Ok CMP Yes, a VERB 1+1 NOUN 91. And I'm on VOX now. Get 

the commander's light. (Laughter) 

CC Ron, you're loud and clear on VOX. 

03 13 39 28 CMP Okay, Gordo. We're in attitude now. 

CC Roger. 

03 13 1*0 1*7 CMP Okay, Houston. The star sextant check is GO. 

We've got it in the sextant. 

CC Roger. 

03 13 1*1 U8 CMP Okay. Okay. Let's go ahead and go and do the PUO; 

22 - about - - 

CDR How many? 



Tape 58/10 



CMP 



CDR 



about 20 minutes. Well, it looks like it's 

going pretty close to vhere we want to be anytow. 



CMP Okay - okay. 

CMP ... back the other way. 

03 13 kh 23 CDR Okay, Gordo. We're standing by in PUO. 

CC Roger. We're watching you. 

CDR Okay. Everything is checking out good on board. 

CC Roger. 

03 13 kh 52 CMP Okay. Let's go over the cue cards. Okay. DELTA-V 

check's complete. Set the DELTA-V 2981. 1+. Okay. 
We have the pre-DELTA-V in standby. And the SIM 
bay's been checked. Jack? 

LMP Yes, it's been checked. 

03 13 U5 29 CMP Okay. We're in RATE 2 on the BMAGs. Okay, no 

trim. We'll Just leave 12 of them ON then. I've 
checked the DAP. Yes. Yes. Check it again. Yes. 
B/D - B/D ROLL. Get it? That's good. Plus 1.21 
and minus 0.12. 

03 13 he 36 CMP Okay. The DAP is loaded. 



Okay, Houston. The DAP looks good. 



CC Roger. 

03 13 i+6 50 CMP Okay. We're CMC and AUTO. And we're at the pad 

attitude now. Okay. Boresight sextant star check 
is complete. Yes, I did it once. Let's try it 
again. It kind of drifts quite a bit. 

03 13 hi 27 CMP Okay. The old GDC is aligned. 

03 13 1+7 33 CMP Okay. DIRECT ULLAGE breakers are going IN. 

PITCH 1. YAW 1. 

03 13 U7 hk CMP MAIN A circuit breakers are IN. The rest of them 

are all IN. 



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03 13 hi 51 CMP DAP control and SPS are all CLOSED, 

03 13 U7 56 CMP Okay. We have three of them in RATE COMMAND. 

That looks like about DEAD BAND, RA.TE to LOW. 

03 13 U8 21 CMP SCS TVC is in RATE COMMAND. 

03 13 kS 28 CMP Okay. CG is in LM/CSM. 

03 13 U8 32 CMP GIMEAL DRIVE: PITCH 1, YAW 1, AUTO. PITCH and 

YAW in AUTO. 

CDR Okay, Gordo. We're down to 6 minutes in the 

checklist. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

CMP Okay. 

CMP Okay . 

CMP Okay. 

03 13 50 kk CMP Okay. We keep tigh t limits, though, to 1 plus 10, 

huh? Okay. Here ve go; 25 - 25 21. BR. That's 
not it. Getting tight - tight lim - SUO. Yes. 

03 13 51 31 CMP 06:38. Single-bank bum time is 06:51. I'll 

start off BANK A first. That - that means we may 
get a chug when we start on BANK B. 

CMP Yes, but if - Okay. 

CMP Oh, my scissors flew up and disappesjred somewhere. 

I'll have a hard time eating if you guys take all 
the scissors with you. 



CMP But my teeth are pretty good though. 

CMP Okay. 
CMP Okay. 



03 13 53 5T CMP 



That's unless you start - start an hour and 20 
minutes late, and then it's bum time plus 5. 



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CMP Okay. 
CMP Okay. 

03 13 5h kj CC Apollo 17, Houston. If - if you three are Inter- 

ested in sticking around awhile, you have our GO 
for LOI. 

CDR Roger, Houston. Understand. America is GO for 

LOI. And let it "be known that the crew of America 
is GO for LOI. 

CC Roger that. 

03 13 55 23 CMP I'm kind of worried about this camera back here. 

It might come banging down. 



CMP 



It's up there yet. Yes. Yes. 



CMP (Humming) 
CMP Okay. 
03 13 57 56 CMP Okay. Panel 8 looks good. 

03 13 58 05 CMP Okay. We're 5/1, 1/2, CMC, GDC. COMMAND, RATE 

COMMAND, RATE COMMAND. 

03 13 58 12 CMP LIMIT CYCLE is OFF. DEAD BAND, MIN. RATE to LOW 

TRANS CONTROL POWER is OFF. 

03 13 58 17 CMP A - AC DIRECTS are OFF CMC in AUTO. RATE 2 

RATE 2, RATE 2. 

03 13 58 25 CMP TVC is RATE COMMAND. GIMBAL MOTORS are OFF. 

03 13 58 29 CMP LM/CSM, ELS is AUTO - I mean the ELS is MANUAL. 

03 13 58 31* CMP RCS lOGIC is OFF. ROLL is OFF. .05G. AC a^d 

GPI. 

03 13 58 k2 CMP GIMBAL DRIVEs in AUTO. Everything looks good. 

(Humming) 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 59/1 

APOELO IT AIR-TO-GROOTD VOICE TRMSCRIPTION 

03 Ih 00 56 CDR Stick it in w pocket. 

03 Ik 01 33 LMP Four minutes - a little better. 

CDR Hello, Gordy. As we approach LOS, we've still got 

America out the view of the hatch window. We'll 
see you at 89:16:29, 

03 Ih 02 08 CC Okay, Gene. About 1 minute len until LOS. You 

have our wishes for a good burn. 

CDR Thank you, sir. We shall have one. 

LMP Okay. 

03 Ik 02 56 CDR And, Gordy, I assure you we will be out at 16:1.0. 

CC Very good. 

03 ll* 5^+ XX BEGIN LUEAR REV 1 

03 Ik 36 58 CMP Didn't ... me yet. 

03 1^37 06 CMP it's not in yet. Well, yes, it is. here's 

AOS limits right there. 

CMP I think we Just passed Hertz and - 

03 111 3T 17 CC Hello there, America. We heax you talking. 

03 Ik 37 32 CMP AUTO and NARROW. Yes, AUTO and NARROW. 

03 Ik 37 k8 CMP Good; I thought it dropped off. Hey, it dropped 

03 Ik 37 56 CMP Minus 1^3 and 3lt5. 

CC Hello, America; this is Houston. How do you read? 

CMP Attitude? Yes, 65, 60, 8. Yes, we're in attitude. 



Tape 59/2 



03 Ih 38 22 CC America, Houston. Over. 



CMP 
CMP 
CMP 



Don't tell me the old high-gain crurnped. 
Okay. Let's see you're MAlifUAL - 
Yes, we started to get it - awhile ago. 
03 lU 39 13 CMP Yes, put it in AUTO and NARROW. 

CMP There. 
CMP The time? 

03 1^ 39 h8 CMP Yes, we're at the edge of Marginis. 

03 li+ 1+0 16 CMP There's Al-Biruni over here. 

03 lU kl Ok CDR Okay. It cajne in then. There it goes. Hello! 

03 Ih kl ik CC Hello, America. How do you read Houston? Over. 

03 Ik kl 19 CDR America - Houston, this is America. You can 

breathe easier. America has arrived on station 
for the challenge ahead. 

CC Very good. We've been hearing you for a couple 

of minutes now. We've had a ground site problem, 
but you're loud and clear now. 

CDR Okay. That's what we sort of thought , Gordo . The 

SPS bxim could not have been more nominal. I've 
got some numbers for you, if you're ready to copy. 

CC Go ahead. 

03 Ik kl 56 CDR Okay, T^^ was on time. T.^ was on time, bum time 

vas 6 plus 33, is 2989.9; roll was 008; pitch, 

357; yaw, 006; all at the end of the bum. Resid- 
uals minus 0.3, plus 0.1, and 0. DELTA-V^ was 

minus 6.8; oxidizer, S^+.O; fuel, 3k. 3i unbalance 

is 110, decrease. The CMC holds us in a 170.3 by 
52.5. 

CC That sounds great. Gene. 



Tape 59/3 



It was an auto ignition. It was an auto shutdown. 
I think any comments during the burn are on the 
tape. But, to me, it was probably the smoothest 
and quietest SPS burn I ever remeniber. 

Roger . 

Houston, this is Jack. The PUGS was erratic. It's 
the only thing I noticed that was offnominal. It - 
it bounced ground a lot, in bouncing arou - it was 
initially for about a minute - axo\ind - oh, 1.8 
decrease, then it gradually started to diverge from 
that to a more decrease, down to about 2.5 or make 
that 3 decrease. And I went to DECREASE on the 
switch; and about the time of crossover, I had it 
at - oh, about 1 decrease and it crossed over and 
stabilized at zero, and I went to NORMAL and it 
stayed there the rest of the bum - until just near 
the end, it started to go decrease again. 

Okay, we copy that. Jack. 

Okay, Gordo, did you by any chance get the S-IVB 
impact? 

We're - Okay, the new ln^jact time for that is 89:39, 
so we haven't quite got there yet. 

Okay. Thank you. 

And, Houston - Ron here. Something a little bit of 
a STorprise to me. When I turned on bank A, the 
chamber pressure came up to 87 percent, and stayed 
there essentially. Five seconds later, I put on 
band B, the chamber pressure rose to 90 - about 91 - 
somewhere in that area. And then, tbrou^out the 
bum, chamber pressure increased, which you'll see 
on the strip chart. But I was sure surprised at 
only 8T percent when we started it. It looked like 
the velocity gained versus time was correct through- 
out the bxirn, though. The msiximum the chamber pres- 
sure ever got to was about 97 percent, and that was 
toward the end of the bum. 

Roger, Ron. 



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03 Ih k6 10 CDR A_ little disappointed here, Gordo. I brought an 

airborne and a ground geologist along with me and 
it took them until AOS to make sure they knew where 
we were. 

CMP Ha, ha, ha. That's not true. 

CC Roger . 



CMP 



CC 

LMP 
CC 



CC 



% big problem, was all the holes were hills when I 
first started. Looked Just like you had the pic- 
ture upside down. 



CC Roger, Ron. I have a couple pan camera photo pads 

for you. 

LMP Go ahead, Gordo. 



Okay, the first one goes in the Flight Plan at 
90:ll5, and the start time is 090:50:32. Stop time 
is 091:10:57. Go ahead. 

Okay, I got 090:50:32 and 091:10:57. 

Okay, and next one goes on the next page. Start 
time is 09l:l8:05. Stop time is 091:27:^3. 

LMP 91:18:05, 91:27:^+3. 

CC That's right. 

03 Ih hi 58 LMP Okay, Gordy, I turned the PAH CAMERA, OFF, there 

about 30 seconds ago and the post-SPS bum checks 
are con$>lete. lOGIC - no, that's - well, just a 
minute. The post-SPS bxims are complete down to 
LOGIC POWER, two, to DEPLOY/RETRACT. No, that's 
your Flight Plan. Okay? MODE is STANDBY. 

03 Ik HQ 33 LMP MARK it. POWER is ON on the PAN CAMERA. Okay, 

Houston, we're waiting your cue on the power. 



Okay on that, and there'll be no update to the TEI-i( 
pad. Over. 



LMP Beautiful. 



LMP 



Here's Smythii, gang. Coming over Mare - No, let' 
see, Crisium. Coming over Crisium. It's - coming 
underneath us now. 



Tape 59/5 



I will have in a Jiffy. Okay, I'm going to hang 
off then a little hit. Get a - Boy, this window. 

And» Gordo, how did the spacecraft look to you as 
we came around? 

Real good, Geno. Kothing to report. 
Very fine. Thank you. 

(Laughter) One little minor problem, Gordy, is 
that we're breathing so hard that the windows are 
fogging up on the inside for a change. 

Okay, and we'd like the PM CAMERA POWER, off, now 
The pan camera run; good. 

Beautiful. 

Oh, boy, there is Picard - or Peirce, one of the 
two. 

Okay, Gordy, all those dark and light albedo 
changes around Picard and Peirce are not obvious 
at this particular angle yet. There's some hint 
of them. 

Roger. 

The - rim - Is there one farther south of Peirce? 

Which - is it far - Is the one farthest - Picard, 
yes. 

Picard, I think, is the one I'm looking at. Yes, 
it is. Yes, and I can see Peirce now Just - 
behind the rendezvous antenna - or radar. And - 
Yes, way out there, you ought to start seeing them 

I guess I ought to get that other stuff on the 
camera, huh? 

Okay. We're Just about over the top of Picard, 
and the rim materials, which go out about a third 
of a crater in diameter, as near as I can tell, 
are - are distinctly darker but not by much. 
They're more gray, really, then the gray-tan, or 
tannish gray of the rest of the mare. 



Tape 59/6 

CC 
MP 



Roger. Now we assume you're all set up or about 
to get that way for the landing site photos. 

Yes, sir. There is no obvious ray pattern or 
secondary pattern outside of that blsmket around 
Picard. 



CC Roger. 



LMP 



I see no loops or obvious alignment that would be 
related to that crater. There are blocks - look 
like great big blocky areas on the rim. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Do they want the 80-millimeter lens on these termi- 

nators now? 

LMP There's Taruntius, Ron. 

LMP Yes, I guess that's right. 

LMP I've got to get another magazine on it. 

03 ll; 55 12 CC Roger. Can you verify the position of the P - PU 

valve at this time for us? 

03 Ik 55 19 CDR Roger. It's in NORMAL. 

CC Okay. 
03 111 55 1+5 LMP Macrobius, Macrobius, my friend. 

CDR No, it's Microbus [sic]. 

LMP Okay, I'm loaded up for your terminator, Ron. 

What's - is it not out of 105, or what? Is it - 
Okay, 80-millimeter or - 

CMP 80. 

LMP 80 - - 

CMP . . . Millimeter . . . f/n at 1/500 . . . 

LMP Okay. 

CMP 80-millimeter. 

IMP Okay. 



Tape 59/7 



CMP f/11 at 1/500. 

IMP Five frames over the terminator, huh? 

CMP 12 frames. 

liMP 12 frames. Very good. How soon do I start? 

CMP Well, about - 

LMP Okay. 

CMP 

03 1^+ 56 37 LMP Okay, In ahout 5 minutes. All right. Gordy, 

you'd he interested - there's a - crater that just 
on the - on the west rim of Crisium. Relatively 
fresh rim - fairly crisp rim, but no strong ray 
pattern. There's no ray pattern apparent at all. 
It looks like it's pre - the plains material around 
xt - that - since they come right up over the - 
right up to the edge of the crater in one spot. 
That is Posidonius. That's right. That's what 
I'm looking at . 

CC Roger . 

LMP Not Posidonius, Proclus. That's what I'm describ- 

ing. You know I - You're looking where? 

CDR ... kl. 

MP Infamous Proclus. Okay, give me a mark when I'm - 
Hey, look at the 



CDR 



Okay , I ' 11 give you a mark , Jack . 



LMP At the Cauchy Rilles here. Man, is that neat. 

Let me see. Going to have to - 

CDR One right there with the shadowed peak in there. 

Right? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. And that's out 
of this window, huh? I'm not - sure I'm seeina 
it yet. * 

LMP Manischewitz! Look at those terminators. 

CDR Shadows . 



Tape 59/8 



LMP There's the mare doines for the central craters. 

They're certainly obvioiis . In - northern part of - 
Let's see - 



CDR 



LMP 



CMP 



CDR 



CDR 



LMP 



CDR 



The lineations that trend to the northwest throu^ 
this entire - entire section - they go through the 
mostly throiigh the highlands. 

I can get the pictures. Is it directly out of 
window 5? Okay. We've got about another minute 
and a half. I'm going to proceed here at kl. 

It'll he right \mdemeath the groundtrack. It's 
right under it. 



03 Ik 59 36 LMP Well, that's the way we're going. I'm taking 

them east-west. 

CMP Okay. I ... 

LMP 0 - yes. Okay. 

CDR Hey, Jack, we're at - coining up on i+O. 

03 15 00 07 CC ... about a minute to PRO on P20. 



Yes. We're at 1*0 - Okay, I'm with you, Gordo. 
Thank you. 



CMP Okay, you got it, 

LMP Okay. 



Don't forget to PRO, Ron; you've got - you got 
8 seconds. 



03 15 01 02 CDR MARK it - 1+1. Okay, I guess you can - - 

LMP Goes. With the usual FAO flight planning, that was 

a good time. 

CC Roger. 



Hey, you can even see horizon in the - earthshine 
out there. 

Boy, you sure can. You can see an earthlit hori- 
zon out there into the dark part of the Moon. 



Tape 59/9 



LMP Can you see the landing site? I think it's going 

to be in the darkness. 

CDR No, I - it - The shadows are so contrasting here, 

Ron, that I - 

CMP Give me that thing a minute. 

03 15 02 00 LMP Donius [sic]. There's le Monnier, the landing 

site, I can't - 

CDR No, it's just - it's just dark. 

IjMP Isn't it a little north of track? 

CDR Ko, I think it's right below us. Jack. I think 

it's right smack below us in darkness. 

LMP Yes, I yes, it is. I can't - I think I'm looking 

at Littrow right there , right below us . But I 
can't quite tell. 

CDR If I could see Vitruvius , I'd have a better handle 

on it . 

CC A reminder to go to f/U and 1/250 on the last six 

pictures . 

CDR Roger. That's Posidonius all right, le Monnier; 

we're here early. 

LMP Boy, I tell you, there's no question that right at 

the terminator you - you pick up relief that you 
normally would not believe is there in the mare. 
I remember Bill Anders talking about the appearance 
of a sea swell within the mare Itself and that's 
certainly clearly shown right at the terminator, 
lilies s you start to see the shadows from all the 
very small craters that otherwise don't show up 
as much more that just little depressions, if that. 

CC Okay. We need ACCEPT so we can give you a landing 

site REFSMMAT. 



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03 15 03 it5 CMP Okay, you have it 

LMP 



LMP 



LMP 



CC 
LMP 

CC 



LMP 



CC 



Yes. Okay, I think that will do her. Okay, 
Hoiiston. I cheated. I took three extra pictures, 
and those were at 2.8 and a 250th at the end. 



CC Okay, Jack. 



And, your - actually your times might have been a 
little off, because I was just about ready to lose 
the terminator because of the maneuver - are we 
maneuvering or have we? 



CMP Yes, 



But, I think we got a good set going up to the 
terminator. 



CC Roger . 



Plus a couple of shots - a few shots on the CEX 
mag Quebec Que - No, mag Kilo Kilo as we c ame 
around the Moon and that niunber ' s now on 20 . Kilo 
Kilo is 20, and Quebec Quebec is h2. 

Okay, we need the IR, ON, now. 

Okay, back to work. 

It's your computer; the up-link's in there, and you 
can go back to BLOCK. 



LMP IR going ON - 

03 15 05 33 IMP MARK it. 



Yes, enough - enough tourist activity. 



LMP Warm in here, isn't it? 



America, a couple of items. Would you verify the 
S-RAND AUX TV switch is in the SCIEUCE position? 
And one other thing, we think you were in LOW BIT 
RATE during the bum. 



03 15 06 3h LMP 



Okay, it's in SCIENCE and we very definitely were 
in HIGH BIT RATE during the bum by the checklist. 



Tape 59/11 



CC Roger. We may have a prolalem there "because it 

looks like LOW to us on the data. We'll check 
further . 

LMP Hey, Gordy, there was - Ron questioned - brought 

up the question or possihllity of not having gone 
to COMMAHD RESET; but, just before we left you, 
you'll probably be able to see that I went COMMAND 
RESET and turned on the tape, because I remember 
seeing the tape motion. 

CC Okay, Jack. We're discussing it - what happened 

there . 

03 15 08 35 CC America, you can go back to BLOCK, 

03 15 11 52 IMP Okay, Houston. How do you read 17? 

CC You're loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Okay. Before we really got concentrating on the 

bTom, and I had an opportxinity to - we all had 
an opportunity to look at Korolev, at a very low 
grazing Sun, one of the striking things was the - 
to me was the extreme absence of relief, the very 
smooth surface that existed in Korolev, independ- 
ent, of course, of the craters that are penetrating 
that surface. And it looked like there was a ring 
in the floor - out si - next to the wall about maybe 
one-sixth of a crater radius that was somewhat 
brighter at the low grazing Sun, suggesting it 
may have had a different slope. And I believe I'm 
correct in saying that the inner floor may be 
slightly raised. We'll try to make other 
observations this next time around on that one, 
but there was Just a very smooth floor. The light 
plains material in that crater is very smooth. 

CC Okay; understand. One quick word from FAO's - - 

MP .And, of course, that's independent - - 



Tape 59/12 



CC - - film watchers here, has to do with optional 

photographs. We'd rather you take the optional 
photographs on either 00 or PP and reserve KX for 
the scheduled photographs. And, as it stands now. 
we ve got to reserve 80 frames on either 00 or PP 
for scheduled photography. Over. 

03 15 13 h2 m? Okay, you have to keep track of that. We need - 

I was hoping we had an optional capability on our 
first rev, and we'll work it out. 



CC 
CC 



LMP 



We do. We just want to put them on 00. 
That's right; just stick them on 00. 



CC Jack, the problem on the high and low bit rate 

there was a synchronization problem between you 
on the bum checklist and us on the ground on our 
pre-LOS command. No hardware problems, and I don't 
think It will be a problem in the future. 

LMP Okay. But you did lose the high bit rate. Is 

that correct? 

CC That's affirmative. We Just had low bit rate 

during the bum. 

03 15 15 19 LMP Okay. I may have jumped the gun on you there a 

little bit. But I thought we were supposed to do 
that just before we went AOS - LOS. I think I 
did it about a minute before. 

CC Okay. It was almost identi - simultaneous with 

our sending the command. You've got about 
h minutes to start looking at Copernicus coming 
here. * 



Okay. Thank you. We're Just - Sun's just setting. 
03 15 16 08 MP Okay, I have a visual on Copernicus. 

03 15 17 06 CC iind by the way, the S-IVB crunched in on time, and 

It s been ringing the ALSEP seismometers like mad 
for some time now. 



Tape 59/13 



VOX, and that's VOX. How do you read the LMP, 
Gordy? 

Loud and clear. Jack, 

Hiank you. Okay, good. All right, I've got a 
visual on Eratosthenes and Copernicus. The - there 
are obviously different-age craters in this light. 
You can see the ray patterns in Copernicus 
moderately well. You can even tell that they do 
cross Eratosthenes. Stadius shows up as a very 
clear dark area to the southwest of Eratosthenes. 
Now, one of the things that we mapped on the 
southeast and south rim of Copernicus were dark 
albedo areas within the eject a. And those are 
apparent here, very clearly. And also, within - 
on the upper portion of the rim and on the benches, 
in that quadrant. The walls - there are the dark 
spots - lower albedo material that we mapped. They 
are - form linear patterns along the benches, 
apparently. Although the bench - the topography 
is not too clear. But the dark spots are in 
arcuate linear arrangement parallel to the rim. 
And they appear to have - be elongate along 
radius - along the radius of the crater. 

Roger, Jack. 

This is in the southeast - southeast quadrant I'm 
referring to. Copernicus H is also veiy obvious 
as a dark- rimmed crater, relative to the albedo 
of the ejecta blanket. And the northwest quadrant, 
which we mapped as a smooth floor material and 
somewhat darker albedo, is just as apparent here, 
although all the contrasts, of course, are less. 
The main thing that you can pick out in earthshine 
are albedo distinctions. Now - now we - we - I 
remember that we also, at one time - and I can't 
remember whether it made the final map or not - 
mapped an arcuate fault structure, based on the 
change in albedo. And this was on the southwest 
quadrant of Copernicus. And that crossed the 
southern rim, more or less north-south, went down 
and curved across the floor and up the southwest 
rim, and that is a very clear arcuate pattern in 
this lighting. Darker albedo than the rest of the 



Tape 59 /lit 



crater. And along the arc. there appear to be a 
couple or three even darker spots - much as we 
thought we saw in some of the early photography. 

CC Roger . 

03 15 21 2k IMP There is a general streai^ing - radial streaicing - 

within that arcuate dark area that radiates 
radially from the crater, and if I had to project 
the dark area would. - north - whose northeast 
terminus is the arc in the crater, I'd project it 
Off to southeast about crater diameter and a half 
Wbe^ Now there's - I'm getting - essentialiT 
directly overhead, end again the dark spots within 
the crater wall are still apparent, and the 
streamng or the radial elongation of these spots 
IS clear. Wow, on the lower wall - that's below 
the first bench - I can see four of these dark 

first bench there are two - two obvious ones and 
a couple that are somewhat more subtle. 

CC Okay - - 

LMP In the middle of the 



CC 



IM' 



we 



- - Can you see anything of the - that stuff 
were wondering about in the central peaks? 

No, Gordy, I can't. The - there's very little 
indication of relief in earthshine and particula^rly 
at this high Sun ang - hl^ Earth angle, pardon 
the expression. 



CC Roger. 
LMP 



lighter_ albedo area within the crater. It looks 
to me like the best thing you can do in earthshine 
IS vork with albedos. Knowing the general topog- 

raphy We're coming up on Kepler now. Copernicus 
^ you.lo? ^^^^ 



Tape 59/15 



CMP Ko, it's out of DQT view now, too. 

IMP Okay, we, we - - 

CDR Can you see Reinliold over there? 

LMP Relnhold, I was not conscious of. Yes, I can see 
Reinhold. Reinhold is one of the craters just 
like Copernicus that may have contributed ejecta 
into the Apollo 12 soil. Do you see anything 

CMP An S - an S-IVB - l6's S-IVB hit out there to the 

south, I think. 

LMP Well, I don't - 

CMP No, I don't think you'd see it. 

LMP I don't see anything that would Indicate that. 

Reinhold is an Eratosthenian Age crater, as you 
may recall. It's crossed, very obviously even 
in this light, by the Copernican rays, which is 
prime - the main way we determine the age, other 
than it doesn't have any rays itself. Although, 
on the good photography we now have, we know it 
has secondary crater patterns around it. 

CDR You're not looking at the same crater I am then. 

LMP Reinhold is right down here, Geno. 

CDR Where are you looking . . . 

LMP Well, it's south of Copernicus. 

CDR Okay, I'm looking up here. 

03 15 2k 53 LMP South and a little west. 

CDR I don't have the same view you have. 

LMP Okay, I can see Lansberg now. And I'm afraid I 

can't shed any light, pardon the expression, on 
the old question we've had about the age of 
Lansberg relative to the mare. 



Tape 59/16 

03 15 25 IT CC Okay. 

MP Kepler ray pattern is very striking in this light - 

an anastomoting - mosing series of - of bands 
which only average being radial. In most cases, 
they're a little off radial, but by Joining 
together, they give you a general radial pattern. 

CDR I Just wanted to see a - 

03 15 25 51 LMP Okay. Out the winder 1;, I have an excellent view 

of Kepler. Once again, albedo differences, such 
as the - are very clear - such as the distinction 
between the wall - light - or brighter wall 
materials and the rim which, in itself, is brighter 
than the surrounding mare. We can look right down 
some of the rays, and the rays are not conipletely 
linear. I'm looking now to the northwest. Gene, 
you can see Aristarchus way up there in the 
northwest. See it? 



CDR 
LMP 

CDR 



LMP 



Yes. It's coming into 



You ought to have a good view of Aristarchus . 
Very bright, up in the northwest part of our field 
of view. 

The inside of that crater almost looks as if it's 
backlit. 



LMP That's right. Well, it should be (chuckle), 

Strangely enough. 



And - but I want - these rays when contrast to 
the - maybe the feeling one would have that they 
are - once they get started, they form a linear 
pattern across the surface. They don't seem to 
have done that. As a matter of fact, they're 
quite strikingly curved along their pattern. 
They'll break from the general radius they're out 
on, cmrve away and then curve back. Some - all - 
let's see, there are one - one, two, three, four - 
four rays that go from out to the northwest of 
Kepler, all of which show that nonlinear 
characteristic. 



Tape 59/17 



CDR Yes, they're all radial, though. 

IMP They are radial, in general. But when you look 

at them in detail, only portions of them are 
radial. And a single ray, which you can follow 
continuously, will hend and then curve hack. 

CMP The - it's unique. We've got rays from - I guess 

those must he Copernicus over here - those long 
ones out to the right, which you might not he 
able to see. Kepler and Reiner are all - all 
intermingling up here. 



IMP 



IMP 



Yes, this is the area now we're going over where 
the gamma ray work on 15 indicated a relatively 
high radioactivity. And - not yet, it's - 



CMP Houston, America here. Do you see the torquing 

angles? 

LMP I was going to look for the Hortensius domes near 

Copernicus, hut got sidetracked with Kepler and 
missed them. 

03 15 28 37 CC Okay, ... torquing angles, Ron, 



They are not obvious, though, in looking in the 
general direction - 



CMP Okay, I'll torque it to Bk5. 

CC Roger. 

03 15 28 58 LMP Okay, we're getting out into Procellarum - Oceanus 

Procellarum proper now and, before long, should 
pick up the medial ridge that makes that mare so 
distinctive from the other mare. Actually, the 
ridge that stretches something like 2000 kilometers 
north to south, if you wajit to tie a vari - a 
number of things together. And, probably is the 
Ixm - the Moon's closest analogy to an oceanic 
ridge, which has - which have been in the news 
over the last decade. 



CC 



Roger. 



Tape 59/18 



03 15 29 k9 LMP Once a^ain. the topography of the Procellarum 

Mare is not clear in this light. It's just not 
auite enough, light to give you strong, distinct 
shadows, at least not yet at this Earth angle. 

CC Okay. And as you get the camera set up for the 

orbital science pictures of Galois would want to 
change and use magazine 00 instead of KK. That's 
listed in the Flight Plan at 90:20. 

LMP Okay, we'll - we'll do that. 

03 15 30 32 LMP Okay I'm - out of the window k, I'm able to see 

some of the Rima Gamma materials, and it's - awful 
hard to say more than just the fact there is a 
very clear light-colored pattern off to the north - 
of our position at any rate. I think all I can 
say is that I've seen it. I can't give you much 
information on it. 

CC Okay. 

LMP We can see the area where Marius Hills should be, 

although it's not an obvious topographic feature' 
in this light. Still see Aristarchus off up there 
shining like a star, if the Moon co\ild have stars, 

03 15 31 1+0 CMP Okay, Houston. I'm going to torque those cos - 

coarse align errors out at 1, 2. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

LMP And 

CDR You squared away? 



CMP 



LMP 



It's good to be able to see some stars out of the 
telescope. It's the first time I've been able to 
see any. 

Gordy, we have a - a very clear zero phase point 
for the earthli^t. It's certainly not a strong 
contrast for the Sun, but it's out there. And 
within it, again, the fresh craters tend to 
brighten - quite a bit more than the surrounding 



Tape 59/19 



mare. Still looking at Oceanus Procellarum. And 
now, out window 3, up to the northwest, Grimaldi 
is starting to show up - a very obvious dark area 
within the highlands of that part of the Moon - 
and one of the darkest mare regions that we have 
seen on the - on the Moon. It's comparable, at 
least in the photographs, to that of Tsiolkovsky. 

CC Roger. 

03 15 33 25 IMP Normally, of course, we think of the dark mare as 

being the younger basalt flows that - on the Moon, 
but in our case, of course, young means something 
on the order of 3 billion years or older. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 60/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUWD VOICE TRMSCRIPTION 



03 15 33 kk CC Roger. 

LMP For our interp - If we can extrapolate from the 

samples returned by other missions. 

LMP Amazing how far over - now the highlands to the 

west of Procellarum are - still are "bright, and the 
contrast between fresh craters ajid the normal high- 
land are very - are very obvious still in earthlight, 
particiilarly along the zero phase point with respect 
to the Earth. Rima Gamma now is - is coming a lit- 
tle bit closer to our oval track in the horseshoe 
in the - larger and more western end of it; the 
dark horseshoe is q^uite clear in this light. It's 
a west - or northwest-pointing horseshoe, as is the 
complete trend of that strange feature. I think 
Ron is going to have an excellent chance to study 
these light-colored swirls within the mare and 
other parts of the Moon. We had some good views 
of them and Mare Marginis and to the east of 
Crisium - Mare Crisium, and he should - if there 
is anything to be seen, he should be able to see 
it for - during the next few days. 

CC Okeydoke . 

03 15 35 50 CDR Say, Gordo, something I Just noticed here in work- 

ing with the GDC what-have-you. I - looked at the 
Pc gage, and in the Pz - Pc position, there is a 
continuous bias on it now of about, oh, 7 percent, 
and if I switch to ALPHA, it goes to zero. We never 
saw that bias before this last burn. 

CC Roger , Gene . 

03 15 36 35 LMP Hey, Gordy, I'm looking right up the western edge 

of the Procellarum mare where it contacts the - 
the - the high - western highlands of the Moon, and 
we're Just about to fly a little bit south of 
Grimaldi . That edge is very irregular. There is 
no obvious indications that it - there are large 
basins that have been flooded by mare that have 
formed that edge, but, again, the topographic dis-* 
tinction's possible in this lighter small. Wow I'm 
starting to see that there are shadows in the craters- 



Tape 60/2 



CC Roger. 

LMP That's the small craters. There, in the Mare 

Procellariim closest to Grimaldi, there are two 
arcuate rilles. Look like they are prohahly 
V-shaped in their cross section. I'm sure we've 
seen those on the photographs much better than I 
can see them here. Those - the rille patterns, 
though, do seem to project over into the highlands. 

CC Okay . 

LMP To the north of that - to the north of that bay 

of mare. Just interrupt. 

03 15 38 09 LMP Hey, I just saw a flash on the lunar surface! 

CC Oh, yes? 

LMP It was just out there north of Grimaldi. Just 

north of Grimaldi. You might see if you got any- 
thing on your seismometers , although a small impact 
probably would give a fair amount of visible light. 

CC Okay. We'll check. 

LMP It was a bright little flash right out there near 

that crater. See the crater right at the edge of 
Grimaldi. Then there is another one north of it. 
Fairly sharp one north of it is where there was 
just a thin streak of light. 

How about putting an X on the map where you saw it. 

I keep looking occasionally for - yes, we will. 
I - I was planning on looking for those kind of 
things. Starting to see the edge of Orientale, 
Gordy. Way off to the west. Hey, just yell. 
Gene, anytime you - - 

03 15 39 h6 LMP Gordy, to the north of Grimaldi there is a large 

basin that is about the same size but only incom- 
pletely filled with mare in its northeastern 
quadrant. The rest of it looks like a fairly ir- 
regular and hummocky floor material of some kind. 



CC 
LMP 



CC 



Roger . 



Tape 60/3 



But it's almost the same size as Grimaldi. It even 
looks like it is a little bit deeper, but, of 
coiirse, Grimaldi has considerable fill. Grimaldi 
on its eastern edge has some of the graben , or it ' s 
rim, if you vlll, is cut by three or four anastomo- 
sing grabens that make it look like some of the 
bench areas in the larger basins. 

Okay, the first ring of Orientale is showing up. 
The inner - next ring in is extremely obvious ; got 
some very bright east - east-facing slopes . 

I'll turn off the intercom. 

It has some very bright east-facing slopes, and you 
can see the bands of mare that are filling the - 
both the first bench area and the inner bench. 

Any time you need us, Gordy, just interrupt me. 

Okay; we'll do that. 

Now, as I look north along the first bench, that's 
the first bench from the outside, one inside the 
Cordillerian ring. I better check that; I may have 
my names mixed up. Got Orientale, there - handy? 
See it. Should be on there. Yes, this is what I 
need. What's the name - they got a name on that 
ridge, there? That's Rook Mountains. Yes, the 
Cordillera. Yes, that's right. Looking just west 
of the Cordillera on the first bench, as I look 
north, in this light, which is casting some shadows 
now, Gordy, over in the area, it looks extremely 
smooth. Now this is not mare; it's lighter albedo, 
lighter reflectivity than the mare, and, although 
there are patches of mare in the lower areas in it. 
But looking along that plain, in fact, a lar - long 
linear plain, it - it looks quite smooth with only 
some very broad undulations that appear to be 
roughly radial to Orientale itself. The more - 
closer we get to it, the more I see minor relief 
showing up. I start to see the shadows, I guess. 
And that relief seems to bring out a huramocky tex- 
ture in - in addition to the craters you would 
expect to see there. 



Roger . 



Tape 60 /U 



LMP I won't try to give you a trend on the hummocks 

because I think the shadows are biasing my view; 
they do appear to be north-south trending, but I 
think that is because of the shadow patterns. This 
is a spectacular sight, you guys; you ought to take 
a look at Orientale. One of the largest fresh 
basins on the Moon. It still is probably k billion 
years old, or 3.8 at any rate, if oxor dating cri- 
teria are any - any good. It has the outer Cordil- 
lerian ring and the inner ring called the Rook 
Mountains - very, very nicely shown. There are 
massifs on that inner ring, the Rook Mountain ring; 
there are massif complexes much like what we'll 
be studying at Taurus -Lit trow. There are low areas, 
nonmare areas, that are comparable to some - to the 
Taiirus - the valley that we'll be landing in. And, 
all in all, I think we'll find that our ring in the 
"Taurus-Li tt row area around Serenitatis is comparable 
in many regards to this Rook Mountain ring around 
Orientale. You want - did you interrupt, Gordy? 

No. I didn't say anything. 

03 15 h5 33 LMP Okay; I thought I heard yoiir key. Okay; in the 

inner portion of Orientale, as we approach a ter- 
minator, the lighting is still excellent. Matter 
of fact, it appears brighter than what we were 
looking at over at Copernicus. Now, part of that 
may be we're seeing much sharper relief since the 
slope - Earth-facing slopes are nicely lit, and 
the backfacing slopes, of course, are in shadow. 
The first portion of the bench inside the Rook 
Mountains is partially filled by mare. Now, the 
higher land in there is very smooth, in a gross 
sense, is a very smooth hummocky terrain, cut by 
roughly circumferential grabens . The trend of the 
hummocks themselves are not radial; they're more - 
well, they're about a 1+5-degree angle to the radius. 
They, in detail, have a much finer hackly texture, 
much like we've been able to see on photographs 
before. And, in general, you get the impression 
that, in several areas here, that that hackly tex- 
tured surface is draped over material that resembles 
the massifs of the Rook Mountains themselves. 
There's one area Just to the north now of our track 
where there's a large, roughly equi dimensional 
mountain mass, with a few projections of massiflike 
peaks throu^ this hackly textured surface. 



Tape 60/5 



CC Roger. 

03 15 UT 51 LMP There are also some radial grabens ; I just now 

picked one up, which we've also seen on the Orien- 
tale photographs taken hy Lunar Orhiter. It's 
amazing how fresh appearing this basin looks, con- 
sidering its great age. But it's - it probably is 
not - had any more violent a history than Imbrium. 
Now, we're getting up, just about to go over a 
delta-rim crater that's out in the basin. I don't 
remember the name of it offhand. But it's - should 
be familiar to some of the geologists who have mapped 
this basin. It does not appear to have a strong 
impact ejecta blanket around it. It's filled with 
mare, and it's quite sharply in contrast to a cra- 
ter of comparable size to the northwest. See that 
one, Ron; I don't know whether you can get it. I 
get a good view out of 5 now of that one . And , 
once again, it looks as if this hackly textured 
material that forms the higher hills in the inner 
bench - has a draped appearance over the, over 
preexisting terrain, and, in fact, along the ridges 
of the hunmiocks , you - we now can pick up little 
rilles that roughly parallel the hummocks , although 
not - not - not consistently. They do cross down 
into the valleys . But it has appearance that there 
may have been a tensional relief along the crest of 
each of the hummocks , or many of the hummocks . 

CC Roger. 

03 15 hg 58 LMP Delta-rim crater just as has been, I think, dis- 

cussed in the literature, has just that — delta 
rim with no obvious ejecta blanket around it, com- 
pared to other larger craters within the basin. 
We're directly over that crater right now. It's 
filled with mare, very smooth mare. Matter of 
fact, within that fill, I can see no - no craters. 
Getting very close to the Earth terminator, but you 
see good texttire in the ejecta blanket of the large 
crater in the north -part of the inner basin of 
Orientale. The radial ridge and valley patterns 
are very clear; the concentric coarse hummocks near 
the rim are apparent; and you can even see the 
second - patterns of secondaries , the larger sec- 
ondaries, extending out away - radially out away 
from that crater. The south - the mare fill in 



Tape 60/6 



CDR 

CC 

CDR 



LMP 



CDR 



LMP 



the south floor of Copernicus, I mean of Orientale, 
IS very smooth but does have the sea-svell texture 
that we saw over in Tranquillitatis . 

Better let him say something before AOS. 

I ain't got nothing to say. 

Houston, I guess we're getting close to AOS. We're 
getting close to AOS. Do you have some words for 
us? 



03 15 51 5I+ CC Okay. We show about 9 minutes to LOS. We'd like 

to clarify one thing, and that was on this tape 
recorder commands and high and low bit rate. And 
we just want to make it clear that preburn the 
6 minute callout is HIGH BIT RATE, RECORD, FORWARD, 
COMMAUD RESET. Did you - did you tell us a few 
minutes ago that you did indeed do all those at 
about 6 minutes? 



Yes, Gordy, I certainly thought I did, but I can't 
specifically - I know the HIGH BIT RATE was there, 
because we switched to LOW later. I can't - I'm 
afraid I can't specifically verify the COMMAND 
RESET. 

Gordy, I can specifically say that when those - 
after the bus stars came on, we called that out. 
I'm almost sure Jack did get it, because I had him 
then check the helium valves and the nitrogen - 
helium and the nitrogen valves, 

CC Okay. We're Just trying to make sure if we - or 

to determine if we do have a switch problem. The 
INCO did send LOW BIT RATE, COMMAND, just prior 
to - to LOS there before LOI, which is the way it's 
called out in the Flight Plan. And then you should 
have come along later with a COMMAND RESET, setting 
the switch to HIGH BIT RATE, and the COMMAND RESET 
switched into HIGH BIT RATE mode, and for some rea- 
son it did not go into HIGH BIT RATE. 



Well, you want to test it out here, before we go 
around? 



Tape 60/ 7 



CC That's a pretty good thoiight. I think we will. 

On stand by. We'll give you - we'll figure out 
how we're going to do it here. 

03 15 5^ 27 CC Okay, Jack. We just now coramanded LOW BIT RATE, 

and you're in LOW BIT RATE. We'd like you now to 
select HIGH and COMMAID RESET. 

03 15 5h h3 LMP Okay. Gordy, you also have an oscillation in up- 

link signal strength and a clicking in the - in 
the audio. Do you read? We just switched steady 
and at ahout 60 percent - 70 percent signal 
strength. 

CC Roger. We hear that. 

LMP Okay. I'm going to - you want me to go ahead and 

command HIGH and COMMAJTD RESET? 

03 15 55 Ih CC That's affirmative. The HIGH GAIN just went WIDE 

BEAM, but we're still reading you loud and clear. 
Go ahead in HIGH BIT RATE and COMMAKD RESET. 

03 15 55 2k LMP Okay. HIGH BIT RATE; COMMAND RESET. 

CC Okay; it seems to have worked properly. Jack. 

LMP Okay, Gordy. I may not have got the COMMAUD RESET 

at 6 minutes. I - I - I just can't tell you right 
now. 

CC Okay; I want to assiare you it was no big problem 

as far as the burn goes . No great loss there . 

LMP I hope not . 

03 15 56 36 CC America, Houston. About 5 minutes to LOS now. We'd 

like to have you go ahead ajid get the jet inhibits 
and the covers open as shown in the Flight Plan so 
we can see that before we lose you. 

LMP Okay; Gordy. IR COVER is coming OPEN. 

03 15 57 06 LMP MARK it. 

CC Roger. 



Tape 60/8 



LMP Okay; UV COVER coming OPEN - 

03 15 57 Ih LMP MARK It. 

CC Roger. 

LMP And you want me to stay in HIGH BIT RATE? 

CC That's affirmative. You're there. You're going to 

have to do it in a minute anyway, so since you're 
there already, stay there. 

03 15 57 hi LMP Okay. We're there; we've got tape motion. 

CC Okay. 

03 15 57 53 CDR Gordy, the deadhan - or the A/C - B/D, A/C roll has 

been changed, and you should have the proper Jet 
configuration now. 



CC 



Okay. We see it; it looks good, Geno. 



CDR Okay. 

03 15 59 02 LMP Okay; if you're still with us, we're going to OPEN 

up the MAPPING CAMERA/LASER ALTIMETER COVER, 

CC Okay, Jack, 

LMP Okay. We're going to EXTEND the MAPPING CAMERA. 

CC Roger on that. 

LMP Okay. Okay. 

03 15 59 *+0 LMP MARK. Barter pole. 

CC Roger. 

03 16 17 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 2 

03 16 kh 3h CMP Okay, Houston. We're with you on the OMNI Delta. 

CC Roger, Ron, Read you loud and clear. 



Tape 60/9 



CDR Okay, Rotert . We should have gotten everjrthing 

right on up through AOS here in the Flight Plan. 

CC Good show. 

CDR And the pan camera should be running right now. 

03 16 U5 30 CMP Okay, Houston. America here. We stopped the or- 

bital photo path, frame 59- And about the sub- 
stellar point , we took 59 to 66 , and frame 6T was 
taken of the, oh, the dark slide on the corner of 
Lob ache vsky. 

CC Roger, America. 

LMP Those frames that Ron mentioned - this is Jack - 

that he mentioned were taken of a area where there ' s 
a much lighter gray albedo. Rather than the tannish 
gray, it's pure gray material that generally is on 
the rim crest of a number of craters. It may be 
related to the swirls that we see elsewhere. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

03 16 h'J 56 LMP Bob, we're abesun of Al-Biruni and coming up on 

Goddard and Marginis right now. 

CC Roger, America. We're tracking you on the map here, 

watching it . 

LMP Okay. 

LMP Al-Biruni has got variations in the - its floor, 

variations in albedo. It almost looks like a pat- 
tern as if water were flowing on a beach. It's 
that irregular. Not in great areas, but in small 
areas around on the southern side, and the part 
that looks like it's a water— washing pattern is of 
a much lighter albedo, although I cannot see ajiy 
real sotirce for it. The texture, however, looks 
about the same. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

03 16 U9 25 CMP And Houston, America. For your info, it took an 

hour - an hour (laughter) - a minute and 1+5 seconds 
for the map - your mapping camera to extend and a 
minute and Il5 for it to retract. 



Tape 60/10 



CC 
CDR 



CC 



Roger, Ron. Copy. l:h^, extend and retract. 
Bob, what's our altitude now? 



03 16 1*9 58 CC Looks like you're crossing - you're just about 

90 miles, but we'll firm that up here, Gene, You're 
90.8 - - 

CDR Okay. 

CC - - America. 

CDR Okay; thank you. 

LMP Bob, this is Jack. And the question of these ir- 

regular swirls that we've got in Mare Marginis, and 
we are looking just north of Nep - Neper now. I 
tell you, in the mare, there just is no visible 
relief. Although there seem to be some sinuous 
systematics anyway to the distribution. Like, 
there'll be a very dark area associated with the 
light area. And that dark area is darker than the 
mare. I think the pictures '11 show that. Now, in 
the highlands, however, the - the light albedo 
areas, which are very comparable, that appear to be 
swirllike patterns of the same type, seem to be 
associated with a crest of crater ridges and other 
high points. We're on over - right over a concen- 
tration of these now in the northern part of Mar- 
ginis, where the rule of a - of the light areas 
being associated with a - either - either symmet- 
rically around a much darker area than the normal 
mare, or on one side, and in this case, generally 
the south side - of a dark area is - that rule is 
very clear. And that also seems to hold in the back 
side that there was a slightly darker region be- 
tween areas of light-colored swirls. 



Roger, Jack, We understand, and we're standing by. 
We have a DOI pad and some other updates. 



LMP Okay. We'll go back to work. 

CC America, Houston. We'd like PAN CAMERA, OFF. 

You're reading our minds. Bob. 



CDR 



Tape 60/11 



03 16 53 32 LMP It's OFF. 

CC Roger . 

CDR It's off. 

CC PAN CAMERA'S OFF, and we'd like ACCEPT. We've got 

the DOI target load, the CSM state vector, PIPA - 
and an 31^ tailoff constant. 

03 16 53 k9 CDR Okay; you've got ACCEPT, Bob. 

CC Roger, Gene. And there will be no PIPA bias. 

CDR Okay. 

LMP Bob, I can start with that pad if you want to. 

CC Roger. We're standing by. I'll start with DOI-1. 

Are you ready to copy? 

LMP Go ahead. 

03 16 55 02 CC Piirpose: DOI-1, SPS/G&N; U0035; plus 1.90, 



minus 0.6U; 093:11:36.60. NOUN 8l's minus OI9.6, 
all balls for DELTA-V . DELTA-V is plus OOUT-8; 

000, 228, 000; 0058.9, plus OOlU.5; 0197. 0:22, 
0192. 1; sextant star is 1+5, 187. 5, 19.I. Let me 
say trunnion again; it's I9.I. The rest of the pad 
is not applicable. Set stars will be Sirius and 
Rigel; 133, 200, 030. Four Jet, I5 second on the 
ullage. Other coimnents : overburn limits, DELTA-V 
one seven - 17 feet per second; burn time, 2 sec- 
onds. Over. 

LMP Okay, Bob. Ready for a readback. DOI-1, SPS/G&N; 

U0035; plus 1.90, minus 0.6I+; 093:11:36.60; 
minus O19.6, all zeros, plus OOU7.8; all zeros, 
228, all zeros; OO58.9, plus OOlU.5; 0197.1*, 0:22, 
0192. 1; 1*5, 187.5, 19.1. Rest of pad is NA. Sirius 
and Rigel; 133, 200, 030. Four Jets, 15 seconds 
ullage. Overburn limits: DELTA-V 7-17 feet per 
second; burn time, 2 seconds. 

CC Roger , Jack . Good readback . Okay ; I ' ve got a map 

update for - at 93:38 in the Flight Plan. 



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CMP Okay; go ahead. I have it. 



C Okay, Ron. AOS without burn, 93:31:37; with burn 

is 3h:2k. Over. 

CMP Okay. Without, 93:31:37; with burn is 3h'.2h. 

CC Roger, Ron. I've got a - You can go back to BLOCK, 

Ron. And on that same page with the J-3, I've got 
the T-horizon and TCA. 

CMP Okay; ready to copy. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. You can go to BLOCK on the computer. 

T-horizon time 93:1+8 :0i+; TCA minus 20 is 93:50 :UU. 
Over. 

CMP Okay. T-horizon, 93:^+8:0^; TCA minus 20 is 50:UU. 

CC Roger. Good readback. 

CC Okay, Ron. Over at 93:52, 93:52, we've got a dif- 

ference in the NOUN 69 value. 

CI^P Okay; go ahead. 

CC Okay. the ROUN 89s have changed to the following: 

NOUN 89, the first one, plus 20.28l|, plus 15.151, 
minus 001. 96. Over. 

CMP Okay. It's a plus 20.281+, and a plus I5.I5I, 

minus 001. 96. Over. 

CC Roger, Ron. And here's a note for you. The land- 

mark is F Crater, located on landing site — pic- 
ture 1+ of 1+ in the Lunar Landmark Maps. Over. 

CMP Okay. Understand. 

CC Okay; and I've got a TEI minus 5 pad. Over. 

LMP Okay; go ahead. TEI-5. 

03 17 01 30 CC Roger, Jack. TEI minus 5- SPS/G&N; 38 570; 

plus 0.1+9, plus 0.92; 098:39:1+3.21+. NOUN 8I , 
plus 2329.8, minus 2U03.I, minus 1152.8; 193, 099, 
318. The rest of the pad is all not applicable. 
Set stars, Sirius and Rigel; 133, 200, 030. Ullage: 
four jet, 12 seconds. Comments: burn undocked; 
assumes a DOI. Over. 



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LMP Okay, Bob. TEI-5, SPS/G&H; 38570; plus O.U9, 

plus 0.92; 098:39:'+3.2U; plus 2329.8, minus 2lt03.1, 
minus 1152.8; 193, 099, 3l8. Rest of pad NA. 
Sirius and Rigel; 133, 200, 030. Ullage: four 
jets for 12 seconds. Comment 1: burn undocked; 
comment 2: assume DDI. 

CC Good readback. Jack. 

LMP Okay. What else can we do for you? 

CC Stand by 1, here. I've got an addition for Ron 

on that comment about that F Crater landmark. Let 
me get it. It's right here, and I'll come right 
up to Ron on it . 

CMP Okay; I'll standby. 

CC Ron, this additional coiranent will have - the crater 

is 8 nautical miles north of your track. You will 
lose the landmark at a 36-degree elevation angle. 
, Over. 

CMP Okay. It's 8 miles north, and I'll lose it at 

30 degrees. Okay; so that'll be pretty quick. 

CC Thirty-six degrees; pretty quick still. 

CMP Is that the one on Family Mountain? 

03 IT 05 11 CC Stand by on that, Ron. Let me look at the book 

here. And I'll get Farouk to help me out on that 
one . 

CMP Okay, Houston. I've got F Crater, now. I'm all 

squared away. Thank you. 

CC Okay, Ron. It's - it's right in the middle of that 

landing site U of it which is right before Ache-in[?] 
in the book on your - on the Landmark Tracking Book. 
, And it's right dead center on that page. 

CMP Okay, I've got it now. I wrote down hOk; it's 

k of k. 



03 IT 07 09 LMP 



Okay, Houston. We've got a good shot of the land- 
ing site. 



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CC Roger. Understand. And Roger, Ron. 

IMP The shadows , Boh , go all the way across the Scarp 

and very long pyramiding shadows go all the way 
past Family Mountain. The - looks like the Sciilp- 
tured Hills are lit up on this side, hut it almost 
puts the entire North Massif in shadow, from where 
I stand. 

CC America, Houston. 

03 17 08 07 LMP Quite an interesting place to land down there. 



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APOLLO IT AIR-TO -GEOmro VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 1? 08 12 CC America, Houston. 

CDR We can now, I think, see contrast down in the 

shadow. And the only part of the scarp that is 
visible - I think Jack picked it out - as being 
right where Lara is. 

CC Roger. America, Houston. 

LMP Roger; go ahead. 

CC Roger. Jtist some words in your - You'll be going 

through your systems checklist here and you'll 
probably see that it says dump the waste water if 
it's greater than 85 percent and you are at about 
89.6 percent. We'd - we'd like you not to dump the 
waste water until the nominal time in the Flight 
Plan. Do not dump the waste water during this 
systems check. Over. 

CDR Okay, and I understand that was about 9^ hours as 

I recall. 

CC That's affirmative. That's where the nominal time 

is and that is where we'd like it dumped. 

CDR Okay . 

CDR Bob, that's a - a fantastic black-and-white shot 

of the landing area with the shadow stretching 
across most of it. 

CC Roger . Understand . 

03 17 10 SU CDR Bob, I can now see down in through the shadow. I 

can see - Bare Mountain. I can see - I can't 
really make out the - the slide yet. Most of the 
North Mass - Massif are still in shadow due to the - 
due to the Sculptured Hills. And just at the point 
where we can start really to see through the shadows 
and see the - some hummocky terrain on the North 
Massif, it just went out of my next reach. But, I 
did see some sort of albedo change that went across 
the canyon about in the vicinity of the - of the 
scarp. 



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03 17 12 20 LMP BoTd, with respect to the landing site - this is 

Jack - when we had near - or were closer to low 
phase angle, approaching it - when I first had it 
in view - there was a clear lightening in the area 
of the light mantle. It was not sharply defined, 
but around the crater Lara and Nans en and to the 
west of the scarp - there was very clearly, slightly 
brighter - reflectivity. 

CC Roger , Jack . 

03 IT 16 27 CDR Houston, America. The MAPPING CAMERA and LASER 

ALTIMETER COVERS are CLOSED. I'm going to ENABLE 
A-1, A-2, and C-2. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

CMP Yes, it looks like the old gravity gradient worked 

there or something. I didn't see it get out of 
attitude at all. Did you all see any movement at 
all? 

CC Max er [error?] was about 0.2 - 0.3 of a degree, 

Ron. 

CMP Okay . 

03 17 17 35 LMP I'm sorry, Houston. I should have cued you on 

changing the SPS pressure indicators. You want to 
see that again? 

CC Stand by on that . 

CC Jack, it's not required to go back and do them 

again; we watched it on telemetry. 

LMP Okay. I'll try to remember to be a little more 

informative . 

03 IT 18 1+6 CC No problem. Jack; no problem. 

03 17 28 52 CMP Okay, Houston. There are the torquing angles. 

CC Roger. We see them. They look good. 

CMP Just for another little matter of interest - once 

the Earth is in the field of view, which it's 



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about - looks like it mist be about 12 degrees 
from Regulus - it's so bright, that it blacks out 
any - blanks out the telescope for any star recog- 
nition. However, it worked real good in the sex- 
tant. You can see the star real well. You just 
have to assume it's Regulus, though. 

CC Roger. Would that star angle difference 

CMP Okay, I'll torque at 30 . 

03 17 29 35 CMP I torqued at 30 - 09:30. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

CMP And the first - the first star angle difference 

was - you know, you can get a little bit lax about 
it - if you wajit to spend a little time at it , you 
can get five balls every time, looks like. 

CC Roger, Ron. With that star angle difference on the 

second one, I can assume it was Regulus. I think 
you're safe in your assumption. 

CMP Oh, yes. Right. 

CDR He had to do it, or else I'd have to go down there 

and do it. 

03 17 30 13 CC Roger. 

03 17 3U 06 CC America, Houston. Vko looks good. 

CMP Okay. Mighty fine; we'll go ahead and maneuver to 

attitude then. 

CC Roger . 

CDR Houston, I think I put the wrong number in on the 

PITCH. We'll correct it. It's 228, isn't it? 

CC That's affirmative. Gene. 

03 17 35 31 CDR Okay, we'll fix it. 

03 17 38 09 CC America, Houston. We'd like the HIGH GAIN to AUTO. 



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03 17 38 20 CDR You've got it. 

CC Roger . 

03 17 ^1 ^8 CC America, Houston. We'd like you to hold off switch- 

ing to OMNI Charlie \intil we cue you on that. 

CDR Wilco . 

03 17 ^2 k3 LMP Bob, this is Jack. 

CC Go ahead. Jack. 

LMP Was there any indication on the seismometers of an 

impact , about the time I thought I saw a light 
flash on the surface? 

CC Stand by that - we'll check on that. Jack. 

LMP Don't worry about it. Some - I thought somebody 

was looking at it . It could have been one of the 
other light flashes . 

CC Roger. We copied the time and - - 

LMP I have a place marked. 

CC - - passed it to the back room. 

03 17 ^3 23 LMP Okay, I got it marked on the map, too. 

03 17 51 20 CDR Okay, Bob. The star sextant checks out okay. 

03 17 51 2h CC Roger, Gene. Good show. 

03 17 kl CC America, Houston. You are GO for DDI and you can 

leave the high gain selected. We're holding good. 

CDR Okay, Robert. DOI . ... the high gain. 

CC Ro - Gene, say again. You were way down in the 

mud on that one. Can you say again, please? 

CDR Roger; understand. We are GO for DOI, and you 

have the high gain. 

CC That's affirmative. Gene. Just - 



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LMP Hey, BoId, I know I've argued against this kind of 

thing, but you got tenths on that burn time? 

CC It's 0.1 on that. 

LMP Okay, 0.1. 

CC Jack, just some words from the hack room on you. 

The a - There may have been em impact at the time 
you called, but the Moon is still ringing from the 
S-IVB impact. So it's masked any other - would mask 
any other impact. So they may be able to strip it 
out at a later time, but right now they don't see 
anything at your called time. 

03 IT 56 05 IjMP Just my luck. 

03 18 00 39 LMP Bob, log us for a picture of the Earth at 92:1+0 on 

mag Oscar Oscar. And we're on frame 68. 

CC Roger, Jack; we've got that. 

LMP You've got a lot of healthy weather out there in 

the Pacific today. Looks like most of those things 
we talked about yesterday, up in the Hawaii region 
and also in the south, have intensified. 

CC Roger. 

03 18 05 38 CC America, Houston. We're about 3 minutes until LOS 

and everything is looking great. No changes since 
our GO for DOI . We'll expect to see you at 
93:3i+:2U. 

cm We'll see you at 93:3U:2U, Bob. 

03 18 05 58 CC Roger, Gene. 



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APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUWD VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 

03 18 25 XX BEGIN LUKAE REV 3 

03 l8 5h 51 CDR Hello, Houston; America. 

CC America, Houston. Go ahead. 

CDR Okay. And the burn was good on all counts, 

22-second burn. It was on time, V^^, 1982; roll 

after the burn, 357, 225, and 003. Residuals 
were plus 0, plus 0.2, and plus 0.1. DELTA-V^^ 

is 0.1, and that was with DELTA-V total set into 
the IMS. Shotad have been - should been zero 
and the residual on the EMS was plus 0.1. 
OXIDIZER'S 305, and FUEL is 311 and an UNBALANCE 
of 150 DECREASE. We're in a 59.1 by lh.9. 

CC Okay, America; sounds great. 

CDR It looks pretty great. 

CDR We're getting back down among us where us plain 

folks belong. 

03 l8 56 20 CC Roger. 

03 19 01 01 LMP Houston, this is. the LMP. There seem to be two 

general kinds of ray patterns: those associated 
with a lot of secondaries and light colored and 
those that have no visible secondaries. And that's 
independent, yet, from the irregular light-colored 
areas we've been calling swirls. 

CC Roger, Jack. We're copying. 

LMP Houston, there also - a lot more - there is - 

there is a lot more of that light-colored swirl- 
like irregular material, or discoloration - if - 
whatever you want to call it, in the back side 
highlands, particularly as we approach Marginis, 
than I had previously gathered from the available 
photography . 



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CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP And there still seems to be no relief associated 

with it. Although, in many cases, it seems to 
follow ridge lines, or crater rims part way. In 
other cases, it's quite irregular in its 
distribution. 



CC Okay. 

03 19 03 33 CMP And bank A, that time, with the chamber pressure, 

was up to 95. 



CC Roger, Ron. And we got tracking data on you; has 

a 13.1 perigee - peri - perllune, rather. 

CDR Roger. 

CMP Okay, that's great. Bob, and we're still looking 

at that zero bias on the DC meter of about 5 to 
7 psi. 



CC Roger. 
CMP Okay. 

03 19 05 52 LMP Some of the boys might be interested to know that 

in a place where the Sun is just grazing the slope 
it's a steep slope on the north rim of Crisixom, 
I can see the horizontal lineaments that were 
such a controvery on 15. 

CC Roger. Understand. The north rim of Crisium? 

CDR ••• big one with the central peak. 

LMP Roger. There are some very steep slopes that 

just have grazing Sim on them now, and with the 
binocs, you can see that horizontal lineation 
pattern. 

CC Roger. 

CMP There it is. T-horizon will be good. Yes. Okay, 

I've got the edge of Crisium now. ... Getting 
hills on the side of Crisium, there. Sure a lot 
smoother-looking material than I thought it would 
be. 



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CC Ron, you're about 1 minute from T-horizon. 

CMP Okay, Bob. Thank you. Oh. (Laughter) Here. 

CC And, Ron, we - we're copying you on VOX, we believe. 

Is that affirm? 

CMP Yes, that's right. 

CC Roger. 

CMP You're not supposed to copy the other guys, though. 

Are you copying the other gioys? 

CC No, Just you, Ron. 

CMP Okay. 

CDR I may have been talking loud. 

03 19 08 03 CC Okay, Ron. You should be at T-horizon. 

03 19 08 08 LMP MARK. T-horizon. 

CMP Okay, that's pointing at the horizon all right. 

I don't see the crater, yet. 

CMP Okay . 

CMP Okay, I can see the rims of Microbus [sic] A and 

B. 

CMP Okay . 

CMP Okay, I really don't see it yet. I can see 

Microbus A and B, real well. 

CMP Okay, I'm going to pick out one and start marking 

on it. 

CMP 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. That's the wrong one. 

Okay, now I see what I'm supposed to mark on; 
okay. 

CMP 1, 2, 3, h, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, *** 12, 13, lU, 15, 

16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and it's gone. 



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CMP Okay? 

03 19 11 23 CMP No, the ones I just wrote in there. Right? 

CMP Okay? And, lets - now I'm going to taJce a look 

and see if it looks like a cinder cone. Hey! 
There's Majraldi Gamma, the mound sticking up there 
right beside Maraldi. Hey, you guys are going to 
have some good hills to run down in there. Can 
you see it all - at elLI , coming up? 

CMP . . . north. That crazy radar is going to he in the 

way - the LM (laughter). Okay, it's going through 
the landing site, now. The shadow is just up to - 
You can really see the scarp on there. 

LMP See what they mean by Sculptured Hills, Gene? 

See the knobby characteristics in that - - 

CDR Yes. That'll be . . . 

LMP area down there. That's part of the Sculpured 

Hills. 

CDR That's a massif there, too. 

LMP Now, we're just over the rim of Serenitatis, 

looking over the Graben Plains - - 

CMP Yes, I can just see. I'm going to switch to 17-1. 

3, h, 5, 6 - just got six of them on 17-1 and 
then the other three were were on F - F Crater; 
17-1 was just barely in the - Sherlock was just 
barely beyond the shadow. 



LMP 



CDR 



This is all supposedly covered with the dark 
mantle. Gene, what you're seeing down there. 

Yes, the Sun angles are so that you can't tell the 
difference in albedo. 



LMP And look at those mare ridges, though. 

CDR I tell you, that's looking out into the gray - 

gray desert down in there. 



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LMP That's the old Littrow site. 

CDR I think so. I think we're just about ready to 

climb . 

LMP I think the terminator is giving you the feeling 

of that, maybe. Ain't nothing out there. 

CC Jack, Houston. Can you see any albedo difference 

in the landing site area between the dark massif 
and the light area? 

LMP We can't see any difference between - in the low 

areas, between the dark mantle and other materials 
right now. We're right at the terminator. 

03 19 ih ho CDR Yes, but Jack and I weren't really looking at the 

landing site. I think Ron was. 

CC Roger . 

CMP Jerry, you could really see a difference between 

the - the South Massif and the - the mantle mate- 
rial around through there . The mantle is not 
nearly as dark as it looks on the pictures , though . 
But the massif. South Massif, especially, looked 
almost a whitish color. I guess it's because the, 
partly the Sun was shining on it . But then - - 

CDR Could you see anything that looks like the slide? 

CMP Oh, yes. You can see the slide on the thing and 

definitely see the scarp going across through 
there. I was primarily concentrating on looking 
for the various craters so I didn't spend that 
much time, you know, concentrating on how the 
thing looked. But in the marks on the thing, the 
first about foxxr or five marks were on F Crater 
and then I saw Sherlock about halfway through it 
and I got about five marks on the Sherlock for 
17-1. 

IMP Gene . 

03 19 16 25 LMP Houston, in crossing Crisium and Marginis , it 

looked fairly clear that with the small fresh 
craters, and I don't have a good size estimate 



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right now - I think I'm looking in terms of 100 
or 2 meters . You can distinguish vhere blocks 
have been thrown up by them, or not - possibly- 
giving depth of the local regolith from the 
pictures you'll get in there. 

CC Roger, Jack. 

LMP And, also, on that lineation question, not only, 

where the Sun grazes a - a slope do you see the 
horizontal lineations , but they're at the southern 
end of the shadowed area on a slope . You get a 
couple other lineations showing up at least in a 
couple places I saw. One would be parallel to 
the slope - that is cross-contour, and the other 
was at a - an angle to that direction - oh - say 
of about 30 degrees . 

CC Roger, Jack. We're copying you loud and clear 

and no problems with coram at all. 

03 19 18 12 mP Okay. We just had sunset. 

CMP And, Houston; America. On mag Bravo Bravo, 75 to 

TO percent were utilized on J-3 and F Crater and 
17-1 through the sextant. 

CC Roger, Just want to confirm, Ron. You started 

on J-3 and then you went to F Crater and - 

CMP Yes. I went to F Crater and then back to 

Sherlock or 17-1. 

CC Roger . 

CMP Actually, on J-3, I took four marks on a crater 

that was to the west of J-3 and then I finally 
saw J-3 and started marking on it. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

LMP Okay, Houston. Mag Oscar Oscar is 85. 

CC Roger » Jack. Thank you. 

LMP And, then - okay; and there's a number of 

pictures - Now, Just a minute, let me try to give 
you a general feeling for where they were taken. 
St and by 1 . 



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LMP Okay; a number of the last pictures that were 

taken on that series, or that rev, were taken 
between - say about 115 east, and - oh, about 
100 east and they show several examples of the 
light-colored or swirl - - 

CMP Coming up now. 

LMP alterations to the surface. And that's in 

highland comtry where that is a distinct gray 
against the tan-gray or tan highland background - 
general highland color. 

CC Okay, Jack. I got that, 

CMP And, all my pictures (laughter). 

CC Ron, Houston. We'd like you to move up and do 

the waste 
cell purge 



the waste water dump starting now and the 0^ fuel 



liMP Okay, we'll get to that and mag Quebec Quebec is 

on frame 50. 

CC Roger . Copy , 

03 19 21 35 CMP Okay, you want to dump the waste water on the 

front side? 

CC That's affirm, Ron. We'd like to get a third 

dvimp now, so we have it dumped prior to the 
camera pass . 

CMP Oh, okay. 

CC We want to get a dump prior to the UV work there, 

Ron. 

CMP Okay, that's right - I'm sorry, I forgot about 

that. 

CMP ... how ... going to go, with BATTERY VENT to - Okay, 

BATTERY VENTED, BATTERY VENT is CLOSED and going 
to DUMP A. 



03 19 23 31 LMP 



PAN CAMERA POWER going OFF. 



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03 19 2U 2k LMP Okay, Houston. Beginning the fuel cell purge - 

°2- 

CC Roger, Jack. 

03 19 25 15 CDR Boh, any objections to making that Vkg maneuver, 

now? 

CC Stand hy on that. Gene. 

CDR Okay . 

CC America, no objection to going to VU9 maneuver 

any time. Just do not open the UV door until 
the 9^:1+5 Flight Plan time. 

03 19 26 08 CDR Okay. We're with you. 

03 19 29 25 CDR Hey, Gordo. I think we're still in LM PRESSURE 

up there in the tunnel. You want us to go back 
to LM/CM DELTA-P? 

CC Okay, Gordo's off. I'll have to wait a minute 

here , Gene . 



CDR 



CC 



CDR 



For a Sunday night, you're - you're hard to get 
along with. 



CC Oh, come on. 

LMP Wise Marines - wise Marines end up in Antarctica. 



Roger. Can't do that. They don't have any gates 
down there . 

That sounds like a job you could probably handle. 



IiMP Listen, after that answer, I'll build one down 

there for you. 

CC Thank you, sir. Hey, you can go to LM/CM DELTA-P, 

03 19 30 32 CDR Okay, thank you. (Laughter) 

03 19 32 29 CC America, Houston. The fuel cell 3 purge can be 

terminated. 



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LMP I beat you. 

03 19 37 37 CDR Hey, Bob. Who you talking to us with. Honeysuckle 

or Golds tone? Honeysuckle, I'd guess. 

CC We're talking through Goldst - Goldstone, Gene. 

CDR Okay, looks like about a tossup from here. I'll 

tell you, there is really one heck of a big 
low-pressure area developing somewhere off the 
coast of California, Washington, or Canada, out 
in the Pacific Northwest part of the country. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

CDR We were watching it earlier today, but I tell 

you, now, it's really dragged in some other 
clouds with it. It must cover an enormous dis- 
tance and it ' s got some real spectacular 
circulation. 

CC Just for curiosity, are you using a monocular on 

that? 

CDR No, I'm using a binocular. 

CC Roger . 

CDR Bob, it's - it's got a trailing front. I can't 

really see the States, or even the North American 
continent, because - - 

CC Stand by. Jack - or Gene. We'd like for you to 

terminate - - 

CDR - - pretty well covered - - 

CC - - waste water dump. 

CDR Okay . 

CC Sorry about that . Go ahead . 

03 19 39 56 CDR Okay, I was Just going to say, it's got a - looks 

like a tremendous trailing front. Ro\ighly, 
north-northwest, south-southeast, and it looks 
like it may Just sweep up the western coast. It's 
hard to tell how far off the actual center rotation 



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or even a front is. I Just remember from earlier 
this morning, when I could see landmasses, that 
it appeared to me to he off the Pacific Northwest 
out in the ocean. 

CC Roger . 

03 19 U2 21 CC Jack, Houston here. We've just been kicking 

around with Farouk, and if you get - if you want 
to, during your - any of your free time, if you 
have any, you might look at Copernicus with your 
binociilars and see if the dike goes all the way - 
all the way across. He would recommend using the 
binoculars. Don't take any of your eat or sleep 
time at all, but you might get a chance on this 
one eat pass to, as you go by there. 

IMP Okay. I'll give her a try. You might give me a 

couple minutes' warning the next time around. 

CC Okay, Jack. 



LMP 



CC 



I'm not sure the attitude is too good for that. 
I wish I'd thought of it this round. 



GC Roger. Well, we were pretty busy coming up on 

it this time. I think the - that's why we men- 
tioned the attitude may be okay during the eat 
period. We don't want you to break away from 
your eat period unless you see you can spare the 
time . 

03 19 hk Ok LMP Just looking at the southern edge of Grimaldi , 

Bob, and we probably have it covered on photos, 
but there's a nice tangential to slightly cir- 
cumferential graben along the southern wall and 
climbs out over the western rim and off the 
eastern rim, and that graben is premare - premare. 

Okay , I copy on that , Jack , and as long as we ' re 
talking about Grimaldi, you might just rem - 
we'd like to have you brief Ron exactly on the 
location of that flash you saw. We'll probably 
ask him to take a picture of it , maybe diuring one 
of his solo periods . 



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CDR Hey, Bob, "before we get awfully involved, just 

let me tell you what otir motive is here in the 
next couple of ho\irs . That's to eat and get done 
what ' s in the Flight Plan , and come our rest 
■period, we're probably going to tixrn out the lights 
and make sure everything's done by then so we can 
start it on time tonight. 

CC Yes, that's a definite - we concur with that 

definitely. Gene. Don't want you to work into 
your sleep period. 



03 19 kk CDR Okay. 

03 19 ^7 20 CC Gene, Houston. 

CDR Go ahead. 



CC Gene, last night you didn't use a tone booster, 

and the work you gave us was that it had - it 
wasn't working, and we're Just wondering if you 
want - we're thinking about working up a test 
board to see if - did you test it out thoroughly 
to make sure it wasn't working, or was that just 
your desire not to use it? 



CDR We tried it , Bob , and it did not work . The only 

reason I'm reluctant on a test is I just don't 
want it to take much time. 

CC I don't think it wo\ild take much time. The only 

thing I could say is it would - you know - two 
obvious things I'm svare you checked them. Gene, 
would be the utility power and make sure you had 
the right lamp tests on when you tried it, and 
that's the only - I'm sure you did it, and that's 
the only obvious thing - maybe a circuit breaker 
or something like that. 

CDR Well, we checked it both on the left side and on 

the right side with two separate UTILITY POWERS 
and verified that the MASTER ALARMs came on with 
the test on both sides, and nothing ever happened. 

CC Roger. I was sure of that. Gene. Just wanted to 

make it - put everybody at ease that it's just not 
working. That was essentially the test. Just 
forget anything we said about tests , 



Tape 62/12 



CDR Okay. 

IMP What test? 

CC Roger . Got you g\iys trained up there , finally . 

03 19 ^9 09 LMP Art, arf . 

CMP Houston, America. 

CC Roger. Go ahead, Ron- 

CMP If I don't find my scissors here one of these 

days, I think it takes about fo\ir bolts on either 
side of the - you know the optics, where they 
stow the optics? It looks like there are four 
little tool E bolts that'll come out. And I 
think maybe they might be back behind there , I 
don't know. See, there's a great big slot up at 
the top of that - oh , it ' s at least an inch - inch 
between the top of the optics thing and the top 
of the spacecraft. I looked back in there with 
a flashlight and can't see anything, but it's a 
big hole back there anyhow. 

LMP I think the commander might have something to say. 

CDR Hey, Bob, Just ignore everything he said. We'll 

leave him a pair of our scissors, and he's Just 
worried about being hungry. 

Roger. Those are your EVA scissors, too, aren't 
they? 



CC 



CDR But, he is not - Yes, but we can handle - we can 

handle it with one down there . He is not taking 
the spacecrEift apart to find his scissors , and 
I will not let him go hungry. 

CC Roger . 

03 19 50 ho CMP Okay, either way. 

03 19 55 U6 LMP Hey, Bob, before we lose you, how did the Oilers 

do today? (Laughter) 

CC 9 to 3. Stealers over the Oilers. 



Tape 62/13 



IMP 
CC 
lilP 
CC 

IMP 

CC 

LMP 

CC 
LMP 
CC 
IMP 

CC 
LMP 

03 19 58 12 CC 

CDR 

CC 
CDR 



9 to 3? 
That's affirm. 
9? 09 to 03? 

That's affirmative. Played one of their better 
games, I guess. 

How about the Chicago Bears? You got their score 
handy? 

Hey, Jack, how about if we pick you up during the 
eat period. While you're eating, we'll brief you 
of the whole NFL situation for today. Okay? 

Well, we are eating. I guess we wait xmtil we 
come around next time. Okay. 

Oh - I - the Bears were - - 



- - the last we heard, the Bears were losing. 

Bob, we'll wait and you can get up the late evening 
news prepared for us here the next time around. 

Okay. Have your gourmet dinner and I'll give you 
the news . 

Okay. 

America, Houston. We're going to lose you here 
in about 2-1/2 minutes. We'll see you at 95=28, 
according to the Flight Plan, and you're looking 
good. We don't have sinything, ajiy anomalies or 
6inything against you right now. You're looking 
great . 

Thank you, Robert. We'll see you coming around 
the horn. 

Roger . 

Hey, Bob, if you could, it might be appreciated 
with a word or two from our home fronts. 



Tape 62/1I+ 



CC Yes. You didn't let me do it . I was going to 

give them all a call while on this LOS here. Gene, 

CDR It's that thing again. I bet you were concen- 

trating on the dot . 

03 20 00 15 CC Hey, guys. The Bears 21 to 12 over Philadelphia. 

CDR Thank you. We're going to watch your signal get 

cut off here. 

CC Roger. Was touch and go on that because at one 

time they're losing that game. 

03 20 00 30 CDR I watch. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 63/3 



IMP Okay. Go ahead. 

CC TEI-19, SPS/GSsN; 38023; plus O.U9, plus 0.86; 

the T. time, 125:U6:U7.22; plus 21+56.3, minus 1925.3, 

minus 0731.3; I86, IO8, 325. Rest of the pad is 
not applicable. All the notes are the same as on 
the TEI-12 pad, except the longitude is minus 1U7.62. 
Over. 

LMP Stand by 1. 

03 20 58 20 LMP Okay. Here's your readback. TEI-19, SPS/G&N; 

38023; plus O.U9, :plus 0.86; 125:1*6:1+7.22; 
'•-^ pius-P'56i 3 j-'miiiaS^ ^192573 ; mimis^073l.3; 186, 108, 
- • 325i ■ Rest 'tepi*- pSa i's^A J And the remarks are the 
iaM Ss^ for^#Ei^l2; <-th'i€ includes set stars. And 



ji:<'^<! .Kse-'d .elJ; I £.; q^h^oonl^ fehaigef-iS^^'tlie'^'S, which is the lunar longi- 
3::B'iLc .i-^axj-zi':,'. &nj r ct^gbat TiJi-ioi" 'a%in^t§-£U7.62. Over. 

CC That's a good -riadlfScK /-Jack. "^i-'ve-lot'^a^tM-BAP 

read-up here for you. They recommend this be 

i 21 1 . - (c'-y;.!- ::<^ - eSfiM-eii fage^IJof tfi^CJLM Data* eJard Book, Jack. 

J n,, ;v:.:^:.,.?rj ;^:=i: 'lUo'r ;OFn , GO': ,t£i .-LSsiS 

; / : . : ]a9t>; n - i^Wellv^g'tgafigsaiy eKCrtight^-the LM Data Card Book's 

CC Yes, I figured as much. 

LMP We'll put it in our Activation Book. Let me find 

c:^y',:^r:A lirt^ f^-- - ^^^^^^-cth^ys-ight^ageis'; ' 

IMP Let me find the right page. 

^.i-; :Sv :;':ja ..v^.C ;OV?oJ jVii^O'. ','Ic: 

03:i20 59 i+5- ,-CC. ^ xA8§y :J§gk» .th|S ppmgutgrJIfS yours. 

03,^1^00^.56^ LMg.;^;.^GO aJiead,:^Ob^ 

be ' ' "dicay^" L^^dIp 'infojtifetio^ LM weight, 367llt; 
, CSM weight, 58078. 



Tape 63/2 



CC Okay. Now, j\ist a note, or you can Jump way 

ahead to 106:51 where it says delete. See where 
it says UV, OFF; just delete that or else make 
it a verified, hecause it will be off during that 
whole period. 

LMP 106, Yes, I'll Just put a verified hy that; 106:51- 

CC Roger. The next thing I've got are the pads. The 

TEI-12 and TBI -19 pad. 

LMP Ok€^. Go ahead. 

CC The first one is TEI-12, SPS/GM; 3857O; plus 0.U9, 

plus 0.92; NOUN 33 times, 111:5^:^2.86; plus 251*3.8, 
minus 1765-6, minus 0795-0. Roll is 186, 109, 328. 
Rest of the pad is not applicable. Break, break, 
Jack. We'd like ACCEPT on the computer, please. 



03 20 53 21 LMP You got it. 



CC Oke^. The set stars are, as always , Sirius and 

Rigel; 133, 200, 030 j fo\ir jet; 12 seconds on the 
ullage. Three notes: Burn undocked, assumes no 
circ, longitude of the Moon at T. - it'll be 
minus llt0.19 degrees. Over. ® 

IMP Bob, give me note 2 again, please. 

CC Okay, Jack. The three comments are: Assumes 

burn \mdocked. Asstjmes no circ burn. And the 
Moon at T^^, the longitude '11 be minus lUO.19 de- 
grees . Over . 

IMP Okay. I got everything but number 2. All right, 

here's your readback. TEI-12, 12, that is; 
SPS/GMT; 38570 ; plus O.U9, plus 0.92; 111:51*: 1+2. 86; 
plus 251*3.8, minus 1765.6, minus 0795.0. I86, 109, 
328. Sirius and - Rest of the pad is NA. Slrlua 
and Rigel; 133, 200, 030. Ullage is foia- jets 
for 12 seconds. Remarks: 1, burn undocked; 
2, assume no circ; 3, longitude - lunar longitude 
at T^g, minus lUo.19 degrees, .19 degrees. 

CC Roger. Good readback. Jack. And I've got the 

TEI-19 pad, if you're ready. 



Tape 63/3 



IMP Okay. Go ahead. 

CC TEI-19, SPS/G&K; 38023; plus 0.1i9, plus 0.86; 

the T, time, 125:^6:^7.22; plus 2U56.3, minus 1925.3, 

minus 0731.3; I86, IO8, 325. Rest of the pad is 
not applicable. All the notes are the same as on 
the TEI-12 pad, except the longitude is minus 1U7.62. 
Over. 



LMP Stand by 1. 

03 20 58 20 LMP Okay. Here's your readback. TEI-I9, SPS/G&N; 

38023; plus 0.h9, plus 0.86; 125:1^6:1+7.22; 
plus 2U56.3, minvis 1925-3; minus 0731.3; I86, IO8, 
325. Rest of pad is NA. And the remarks are the 
same as for TEI-12; that includes set stars. And 
the only change is the 3, which is the lunar longi- 
tude at T. of a mimas 1^7.62. Over. 

CC That's a good readback. Jack. I've got a LM DAP 

read-up here for you. They reconmiend this be 
copied on page 1 of the LM Data Card Book, Jack. 



LMP Well, strangely enough, the LM Data Card Book's 

in the LM. 



CC Yes, I figured as much. 

LMP We'll put it in our Activation Book. Let me find 

the right page. 

CC Okay. 

IMP Let me find the right page. 

CC Roger. 

03 20 59 U5 CC And, Jack, the computer's yours. 

LMP Okay. 

03 21 00 56 LMP Go ahead. Bob. 

CC Okay. LM DAP information: LM weight, 3671U; 

CSM weight, 38078. 



Tape 63/ U 



LMP Okay. The DAP load is LM weight, 3671^^; CSM 

weight, 38078. 

CC Roger, Jack. And I'd like to correct one call on 

my - the TEI pads. There is one other difference 
"between the TEI-19 and the TEI-12 on their notes. 
And the TEI-19 assumes a circ hurn. Over. 

LMP Okay. That's corrected to assume circ on the 

TEI-19. 

CC Roger, Jack. I'm sorry on that. I've got some - 

some notes from the Flight Surgeon - - 

LMP That's all right. Bob. 

CC Got some notes for Gene from the Flight Surgeon. 

He promised an update to you on some meal recom- 
mendations here on food - if you - you might want 
to copy this into the supplement. 

CDR Okay. Just stand by 1, please. 

CC Roger. 

03 21 03 56 CDR Bob, let us take a look at the landing area and 

we'll be right back with you. 

CC Okay. Just whenever you want it, there's no hurry 

on this at all. Jack, you Just might put a little 
note there somewhere for yourself - Copernicus 
at 96:03 - if you want to look at it. 

LMP Okay; 96.03. 

03 21 06 55 LMP Now we're getting some clear - look like pretty 

clear high-water marks on the - - 

CMP There's high-water marks all over the place there. 

LMP - - on the north part of Tranquillitatis in here - 

mare onto the highlands. 

CC Roger. 



\ 



Tape 63/5 



CMP Yes, there's high-water marks all over that - 

that - I think that's Maraldi there, isn't It? 
Are you sure we're at 13 miles up? 

CC You're at lU.l, to be exact, Ron. 

CMP (Laughter) Looks pretty low. 

CDR Gee, I wonder what it feels like to be at 8 to 10 

CC You're going to find out, I think. 

03 21 08 IT LMP I tell you there's some mare ridge or scarps. 



very sinuous - just passing one. They not only 
cross the low planar areas hut go right up the 
side of a crater in one place and a hill in 
another. And it's not at all like a fault scarp. 
It looks very much like a constructional ridge. 
And it has the sinuousity of a, pardon the ex- 
pression, rattle snake. 

CC Roger. Does it look like that one we saw on the 

track the other day? 

IiMP Yes, very much like that one that you almost 

caught. Look at that. There's a tongue depress 
several of them - grabens in here. We must be 
out on the edge of Serenitatls now, right? 

CC Yes, we show you on the edge of Serenitatis , 

Jack. 

LMP Roger. I jiost - we didn't get a view of the site 

though, going over this time. I think it was off 
to the north of us Just a tad. That's the best 
example of a mare - marelike ridge that was as 
clearly constructional as I would want to see it. 
Out on the mare, it's never quite that obvious. 
But there , it climbed up over a hill and then 
back down again. 

CC Roger. 

MP And that was Just east of the - an area just 

east of the edge of Serenitatis and probably a 

little bit south of the landing site. 



Tape 63/6 



cm 

CC 

CDR 

CC 



CDR 

CC 
CDR 
CMP 
CC 

03 21 11 19 CMP 

CC 

CMP 
LMP 

03 21 12 23 LMP 
CC 
LMP 



Say, Bob, rather than copy specific recommended 
changes or deletions to a diet, can you have a 
general comment that's any different than what 
I already iinderstand? 

Right. It's no problem. 

If not , I would rather delay it . 

It's no problem. Gene. Two quick comments: the 
next couple of days, delete the peaxih ambrosia 
and the mixed fruit bar, and don't delete anything 
from the LM menu. And make sure you get all the 
water in for rehydration, and take - bias it if 
you think you get 30 percent gas , then put in 
30 percent more so you get all the water that is 
required. And take two antigas tablets after each 
meal instead of one. That sums it up. 

Okay - Okay. Very good. I'll - I'll handle all 
those words according to their needs. 

Roger . 

Appreciate them, though. 
Houston, America. 
Go ahead. 

We're shooting magazine QQ, frame 50 - frame 50, 
51, and 52, We're taking - looking south at 
the terminator. 

Ron, we need to get looking at the pan camera 
here, per the Flight Plan. 

Thank you. 

Okay, Bob. POWER on the PAN CAMERA now. 
MARK it. 

Roger. We got it. 

Okay. And has my biomed been looking all right? 



Tape 63/T 



GC That's affirmative. 

LMP Okay. 

03 21 13 k2 CC America, you can turn the PAN CAMERA » OFF. 

IMP Okay. PAW CAMERA, going OFF. 

03 21 13 52 LMP MAEK. 

03 21 15 22 CDR . . . the up-link . 

03 21 20 29 LMP Okay, Boh. Let's see. Will Copernicus - will be 

north of our track. Is that correct? 

CO I helieve so, from my charts here, but let me 

doublecheck that. That is affirmative. Tommy 
just gave me the up on that one. 

CC If you guys got time to listen, I can update you 

on the homefront while you're wor - looking out 
the windows. 

CDR Go ahead. Bob. 

CC Let's see. For the CDR, they're eating beans and 

combread over at Nassau Bay tonight. Probably 
a good thing they're eating beans there. Gene, 
becaxise you're feeding 25 tonight. And the horse 
is getting fed, also. 

CDR Beans and combread? It's a good thing I'm eating 

up here. 

CC You better believe it. And, of course, everybody 

sends their love. And over in El Lago, they're, 
well - Go ahead., Gene. 

CDR I was Just going to ask you to return mine for me, 

would you? 

CC Oh, you better believe it. They're listening to 

the squawk box. You don't have to say anything 
to me. And over in El Lago, Jamie's saying - is 
saying her prayers ending them with, "God bless 
America and Challenger from now on." And John is 
saying, "There's Daddy's rocket - makes it go pitch, 
light out." And of course, everybody sends their 
love - - 



Tape 63/8 



CMP They're great. 

CC And they're all listening right now if you'd 

CMP Tell John, though, that I shaved the other night. 

CC Roger. He'll he listening, hearing that. They're 

all over at the - in Nassau Bay at a hig meeting 
of the Flight Plan. The Parkers are briefing the 
Cernans and the Evans on the Flight Plan tonight. 
And out in Tucson, for the LMP, it's kind of cloudy 
and cold out there today. It's colder than normal. 
Everything's working fine on the speaker out there. 
Jack, and they're just listening, and Mother - 
your Mother is really tickled and just pleased as 
all get out. 

03 21 23 22 LMP That sounds like Mother. And I just got a real 

good view of Copernicus, but I'm afraid I can't 
help you out on that structure in the central 
peak. Just a little too dark. 

CC Okay. 

LMP But it's a fantastic sight at this altitude. 

It is a big crater. It looks like it's about 
80 kilometers in diameter. 

CC I'll drink to that. 

03 21 2k 01 LMP And put down a verify on those dark deposits in 

the wall. And also on the southeast wall, there's 
one ri^t on the rim. I think we mapped that one, 
too, but I'll have to go back and check. 

CC Okay. 

LMP That one looked like it had a crater in it. How- 

ever, they all tend to be elongate radially, with 
respect to the crater. But that's about all I 
can add now. 



CC 



Okay. 



Tape 63/9 



LMP Bob, I'm glad, the squawk "box is fixed. And, of 

course, send my love and best wishes out there 
to Tucson. 

CC That's a Roger, Jack. You guys might also be 

interested, here in the Houston area, all of the 
ground voice or air-to-ground is being carried on 

stations a hundred percent of it. And KUHT, 
the television station, will cover the - educa- 
tional TV station - is going to cover 100 percent 
of the EVAs, all three of them, for all the time. 

CDR That sounds great. We hope we can provide them 

with as much education as we can entertainment . 

CC We're counting on it. 

CDR I guess Parker's all we had left down there to 

brief them on the Isinding site , huh? 

CC \[ won't even comment on that one. 

CDR (Chuckle) Okay. I figure he will later. 

CDR I'd like, aJLso, to send my best up north to the 

Bellwood - the Bellwood area up there , because I 
think there's a squawk box up there, too. 

CC Beautifia, 

CDR And, Bob, it's - all in all, it's been a pretty 

exciting day. I think a pretty accomplishing 
day, and certainly a rewarding day on our part. 
It ' s also been a long day , but we ' re hoping that 
it can only be superseded by tomorrow. And judg- 
ing from what we've got in store, it might very 
well be. 

CC I think that sums up the day. It's a day of 

anticipation for what's going to happen tomorrow. 
Everything's gone off real well here, and we're 
Just glad you're in the orbit you're in and ready 
for tomorrow. 



Tape 63/10 



LMP Hy goodness. Bob. This is Jack. It's awful 

hard to spend much time up here anticipating. The 
events come so fast and certainly are exciting 
and rewarding, each one, one at a time. But ob- 
viously, tomorrow is going to he the biggy. 

CC Roger . 

03 21 27 CC Ron, we're watching your 52; and just be advised 

you do not have to do the option 1. 

CMP Okay. Real fine. Bob. 

LMP Bob, I'm not sure whether it's entirely proper, 

being a bachelor, but I'd like to send nry regards 
to everybody - all the families listening to squawk 
boxes tonight . 

CC Roger. 

03 21 29 5U LMP Bob, we're going right over the Procellarum Ridge 

now, if I'm not mistaken, out in the middle of 
Mare Procellarum. And we're low enough now that 
you can see some of the terrain. 

CC Okay. 

LMP That is - that is, some of the hills and rilles 

and valleys associated with that ridge system. 

03 21 30 22 CC Roger. Break. Ron, we've got the 52, and it 

looks good. You can torque. 

CMP Okay. I'll torque it 10, 3, 0. 

03 21 32 Oh CMP Houston, America. You want an E-raemory dump? 

CC Roger. We're standing by. We're ready for it. 

03 21 32 18 CMP Okay. VERB ih - [sic] 

03 21 33 02 CMP The GDC is aligned, and we verified that the LM 

valve is in LM/CM DELTA-P. 

CC Roger. We got you. 



Tape 63/11 



The E-MOD is finished, Ron. 
Okay. Thajifc you. 

Ron, we're ready to up-link the Jet monitor pro- 
gram and one of the burn constants . 

Okay. You have CMC and ACCEPT. 

Okay. 

P20 and ACCEPT. 

While you're eating or getting ready to eat, I 
can update some of the news for you tonight, if 
you're away from the windows. Or are y'all still 
looking out? 

No . Go ahead , Boh . 

Okay. There's not a whole lot of news on the 
wire tonight, matter of fact. President Nixon 
received a firsthand report on private Vietnam 
peace negotiations today from a key member of the 
U.S. negotiating team, General Alexander Haig, Jr., 
Henry Kissinger's Chief Lieutenant. Halg flew 
back from Paris to report to the President, while 
technical experts from both sides held an unusual 
Sunday meeting in the French capitol. Presidential 
Assistant Kissinger will resume his talks with 
North Vietnam's Le Due Tho on Monday after a 
1-day recess. And former President Harry Truman 
continued to show some signs of improvement late 
today after he was earlier removed from the crit- 
ical list at Research Hospital up - up in Kansas 
City. His cardiac situation has improved, and 
this improvement included a slower and stronger 
pulse and a stable blood pressure. The football 
scores are as follows in the National Football 
League today: The Bears defeated the Eagles 
21 to 12; the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills 
played to a 21-21 standoff; Dolphins extended 
their undefeated streak 23 to 13 over the New 
York Giants ; the Patriots defeated the New Orleans 
Saints IT to 10; Green Bay sewed up the Central 



Division of the NPC by defeating the Vikings 
23 to T; the Cardinals upset the Rams today 2h to 
lU; Denver defeated San Diego 38-13; Kansas City 
upset Baltimore 2k to 10 ; the Upers defeated the 
Falcons 20 to nothing, 20 to 0; and Pittsburg 
defeated Houston 9 to 3, and they - they took 
the Central Division of the AFC. So the playoff 
picture is becoming a little clearer. You've 
got - In the NFC, you've got Washington, Dallas, 
and Green Bay. And tlie fourth teaia will either 
be San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Atlanta. That 
will be decided next week. In the AFC, Pittsburg, 
Miami, and Oakland are in it. And the fourth 
team will be either the Jets - and another team. 
They've got the Giants listed here, but it can't 
be the Giants because that's the wrong division. 
So we'll - we'll check that one out. Cleveland; 
okay, Cleveland. The fourth team is either going 
to be Cleveland or the Jets. And did you get a 
spurious MASTER CAUTION and WARNING? 

No. Ron was retesting our bleeper again. 

Okay. 

And it's one of those that worked in lunar orbit, 
I guess. It doesn't work dxiring coast because it's 
working now. 

Good show. 

Sounds like there's going to be some good football 
games coming up. 

Yes, indeed. You really can't call - - 
Who Is playing tomorrow night? 
Stand by. 

That's the Oakland - Oakland and the Jets. 

Ron, the up-link is complete. The EMP is running, 
and the computer is yours . 

Okay , Bob . We got it back . 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 6U/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUMD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



03 21 UU 08 CC Ron, we wo\ad like the TANK FANs, ON, and that 

will be the sleep conf igTiration. TANK 1 FANs, 
ON. And leave 3 in AUTO like it is. 

CDR You want TANK 1 - You want 1 and 2 ON? 

CC Negative. TANK 1 ON. 

CDR Okay, that leaves us with TANK 1, ON; TANK 2, OFF; 

and TANK 3 in AUTO. Is that what you want? 

CC Roger. If you're calling fans; that's what we 

want. 



CDR 



Yes, FANS, Boh; I'll say it again. FANs: 
1 is ON, 2 is OFF, and 3 is AUTO. 



CC That's a good configuration, and that will he the 

sleep configuration. 

CDR Okay. 

CDR Hey, Bob, it looks like we might make - getting to 

sleep on time tonight, and - well, we will make 
it. And I think it goes without saying, we def- 
initely weint to get up on time tomorrow. 

CC Roger. 

03 21 k3 53 CMP I'm going to have the tone booster plugged in, 

and also I want to make sure the suit power and 
audio power and all that stuff is on. 

03 21 U6 01 CC Roger. 

03 21 h9 30 CC Ron, Houston. 

LMP Go ahead, Bob. 

CC If Ron's listening, just some words about the 

mapping camera extend/retract times. We came up 
with slightly different times than what he'd 



Tape 6k/2 



IMP 
CMP 



CC 
CMP 

CC 

CMP 

CC 

CMP 

03 21 51 Ok CC 
CC 

CC 

03 21 51 51 LMP 



called and we were wondering if his were just ball- 
park or whether he had timed it? In either case, 
the times are a little hit long on extend/retract 
which is a little cause for worry about that - the 
mapping camera may fail and later on downstream 
we may want to change our operating mode on that 
mapping camera and he might want to time it a lit- 
tle closer. If he - if he can - the chance should 
come up. 

What - what times - - 

Hey, Bob, that's a good point on the thing. Those 
weren't exact times and, as matter of fact, we 
looked - kind of looked away and it was about in - 
you know, somewhere around that - that period of 
time. We looked away and when - when we looked 
back, it was gray again, so - next 

Okay 

- - next time we extend them, I'll get a good 
accurate indication. 

Okay. Well, no problem. 



We'll believe the strip chart. We'll take the 
strip chart data. We've got 01:2U, 1 minute 
2k seconds for extend and 01:51, 1 minute 51 sec- 
onds for retract. And both those are a little 
bit on the high side. 

Okay. I would believe the strip chart. 

Roger, Ron. You all are about k minutes from LOS. 

Okay, we might lose you a little bit earlier than 
that . IHCO . 

Okay, we may lose you a little early due to the 
SIM bay attitude and we'll pick you up at 97:22. 

Okay, Bob. Once more around at 97:22. 



Tape 



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LMP 

CC 

LMP 
CC 

LMP 

CC 

LMP 
CC 
LMP 
CC 

03 22 1*5 09 LMP 
03 22 1*8 25 LMP 



BEGIN LUKAR REV 5 



Hoxistonj IT. 

1T» Houston. Go ahead. 

Roger. We're just about ready to finish up here. 
I have a couple of questions. Do you want us to 
cycle cryo fans or just leave them alone now? 

We'd like them just left alone, left in you con- 
figuration you are now. Jack. 

Okay, there will be no cycling then. 

Roger. We have one question. Who's got the duty 
tonight or will he be wearing a headset? 

Yes, he - Ron has the duty. He will be wearing 
the headset, but I will be on the biomed under- 
neath. 

Understajid that. And one note for Gene. It's an 
addition to that Flight Surgeon's note. When you 
rehydrate your food, make sure that you go the - 
let it rehydrate for the maximum amount of time. 
I know you miss it on this one, but the next - 
like tomorrow morning, make sure it rehydrates the 
maximim amount of time. 

Okay, I'll tell him. 

Roger . 

And we got the star crater stereo trio. 
Roger . 

And the - we're - mag - Oscar Oscar is on 93 now. 
The last three pictoires were that trio. 

Bob, we're ... complete on the presleep checklist. 
And except for computing communications configu- 
ration and Ron will take care of that. 



Tape 6h/h 



CC Roger . 

LMP And» Bob, while we're gradually getting in con- 

figuration here, let me reiterate something that 
I've been watching this rev as we did a lot of 
other things. And that was this relationship of 
the light-colored or light gray swirl patterns on 
the surface to patterns - associated pattern - 
parallel patterns that are darker than the average 
of the surrounding area. And this is true both 
in Mare Marginis and in most cases on the back 
side. 



CC Roger, Jack. We'll get that to the PI, 

LMP Roughly, although they're very irregular patterns - 

roughly it's concentric zoning of dark to light 
within a intermediate albedo surface. Now there 
are variations on that theme; sometimes you don't 
get the symmetry quite as good, but it's common 
enough that I think it's worth noting. 

CC Roger. 

LMP Also, there's a sequence of different kinds of 

crater filling on the far side, and I think that, 
as the orbital stay progresses, we may be able to 
pin down the relative age relationships and the 
characteristics of those crater fill - filling 
episodes. Whether they are single episodes that 
happen in a variety of crater or they're a function 
of the age and characteristics of the craters in 
which you find them is not clear right now, but 
the - they seem to form fairly distinct groupings 
of crater- fill material. 



CC Roger. Jack. 

52 07 LMP One of those crater-fill materials that you also 

see in other kinds of depressions other than cra- 
ters is a very smooth, light, plains- forming 
material. And it is, although cratered, when you 
see it at the terminator, it is smoother than the 
mare; that is, it does not seem to have the swell, 
the sea swell characteristics or ridges or any 
other features other than the crater's superimposed 
on it. 



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CC Roger. We copy. 

03 22 55 19 GC 17 J Houston. You can go ahead, and close the UV 

cover . We ' d like to hold off 1 minute before you 
turn the UV off. We want to look at 1 minute of 
data with the cover closed. 

LMP Oh, okay. Roger. A walkon. I see it now. 

03 22 56 08 LMP Okay» it's CLOSED. 

CC Okay, we'll give you a cue when you go IN ^ OFF, 

and IKCO would like to know what you've got on 
your high gain pitch ajid yaw knohs . Not the dials 
but the knobs . 

LMP All right. The knobs are - let's see, about 

plus 20 and I85. 

CC Okay, PITCH of 20 and 185 on the YAW. 

LMP That's affirm. 

03 22 58 22 CC And, Jack, you can turn the UV off now. 

03 22 58 38 LMP Okay, it's OFF. 

03 23 01 53 Okay, I got the landing site. We're right over 

the top of it, and the scarp is fantastically 
detailed at this - Can you see in there. Gene? 
Right down, right down, straight down there. 

CDR Ko, I can't. 

LMP Okay, well, the sli - the light mantle is ob - 

very obviously mantling the area. The scarp was 
very detailed, and, so far, coiild not see any 
structure in the massifs at all, but I haven't 
had any - didn't have much time to watch it on 
that pass . 

LMP The slide very definitely subdued the general 

detail in the plains area - or the light mantle, 
if you will, rather than slide. MOCR Crater was 
finally out of the dark. 



Roger . 



Jack, we'd like to know if you think you can adjust 
the high gain as close to plus 15 and YAW 190 as 
possible? 

Okay, Bob, that's adjusted plus I5 and 190, and 
I suspect I was a little closer to 15 than 20 
when I called you before. 

Roger . 

I'll tell you, from this altitude and with that 
low Sun, there's no question of the sharpness of 
the topographic features in the landing area. 
The - The scarp, and - and even some of the appar- 
ent back - pardon - backflow features - and Parker 
will know what I'm talking about - that is apparent 
flows to the west in the light majitle area were 
extremely sharp, even those fronts going west were 
sharp. It looked even more like a mare ridge than 
it ever did before. 

Roger . 

Okay, Bob, this is Gene. I had a - just a quick 
view of the site, and if we're anywhere near it, 
we'll recognize it, I think, without question. 
And, I think with that, we'll bid farewell and 
good night. 

Okay, gang. And looking for a bxisy day tomorrow 

Never fear . Your old CM - - 
Go ahead; I cut you out. 

I said, "Never fear, your CMP is watching." 

Roger. And, just a reminder S-BAND 

He's got the watch tonight. 

- - NORMAL VOICE to OFF tonight, please? 

Okay, okay, as soon as I get bedded down, I'll 
do that. 



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LMP Don't worry, he's got a batch of g\ays up here 

reminding him of that one. 

CMP And I checked out the little whistle, and it works 

like a charm. 

CC Roger. I was betting on - - 

CMP Just to make siore , I'm going to check it again. 

CC - - you guys to get that switch last night , and I 

lost iBy bet. 

LMP And, Robert, good night to all. 

CC Good night up there. 

03 23 07 22 LMP And that is a test. This is a test, test, test. 

03 23 07 27 CDR Good night, babe. 



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Tape 65-69/1 

APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUKD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

OU 00 07 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 6 

01+ 02 01 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV T 

Ok 03 53 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 8 

OU 05 U7 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 9 



REST PERIOD - NO COMMUNICATIONS 



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APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



0^+ OT 05 01 (Music: City of New Orleans by John Denver) 

ok OT OT 28 CC Good morning, America. Hov are you? 

CMP This is America. That's a good way to wake up. 

CC Good morning, America. How are you? You'll be 
gone a million miles "before the mission is done. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. 

CMP HoTOston, America. How you reading? Okay now? 

CC You're loud and clear, Ron. How are we? 

CMP Okay; might fine, Joe. 

ok OT 09 09 LMP Let's hear it again, Joe. 

CC Are you serious? 

LMP Well, I Just got on a headset. You never had a 
chance to - - 

CC St8uid by. Here it comes. 

LMP wake me up before. (Laughter) 

CC It's coming at you, America. 

LMP Okay. 

Ok OT 11 OI+ (Music: City of New Orleans by John Denver) 

OU OT 13 ^5 CC How about that? 

LMP Thank you, Joe. That's great. We're moving on. 

CC Don't you know? 

CMP And a big eight-wheeler. 

CC And, America, you're 10 minutes from LOS, and the 
spacecraft looks great. 



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LMP Okay, Joe. That's good to hear. And ve're starting 

to move now, and we'll he ready for you when we 
come around. 

CC All righty. 

LMP How long are you with us this morning? 

CC Oh, not too many more minutes. 

LMP Hope we didn't keep you up last night. 

CC The pleasure was ours. Jack. We devoted our 

8 hours to selecting yovir wakeup call this morning 
ajid got a little help from the news room pool on 
that siiggestion. 

LMP Well, that was a good suggestion. I had forgotten 

all about that song. That's a good one. 

LMP You ought to find the "Golden Rockets" for us some 

morning. 

Ok 07 15 1^5 CC You'll wish you hadn't asked. 

Oi; 07 16 55 CC 17, this is Houston. You'll be pleased to hear that 

the IR in the SIM bay is returning some beautiful 
data to us here. 

CMP Hey; great, Joe. That's good to hear, by gosh. 

LMP What are you learning, Joe? 

CC Hotspots on the Moon, Jack. 

LMP Well, we know we had one going around it. We 

didn't know we had any on it. 

CMP Houston, the IM/m DELTA-P is 0.1*. 

CC Copy that. 

LMP Where - where is your big anomalies, Joe? Can 

you summarize quickly? 



CC 



Jack, we'll get - get that for you next pass. 



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LMP Well, don't worry about it. I think we're going 

to have a lot of things on our mind the next pass. 
But we're Just passing over Orientale again, Joe, 
and in earthlight it ' s probably one of the most 
spectacular sights in nature. 



CC Copy that , Jack . I can imagine . 

oh 07 20 39 IMP Joe, can you imagine waking up anywhere else? 

CC 17, we'll think about that until you go LOS. 

LMP Roger. 

CC 17, about 30 seconds to LOS. We'll see you on the 
other side. It's boing to be a good day. 

Ok 07 21 1+7 LMP Righto, Joe. 

OI4 07 U3 XX BEGIN LUHAR REV 10 



ok 08 Ik 35 LMP Okay, Houston. We're with you and we're in the 

process of getting the tunnel pressurized and 
moving right towards probe and drogue removal. 



CC Okay, Jack. Good morning. 

LMP Good morning, Gordy. Welcome aboard. 

CC Thank you. 

LMP I take it you're going to pick up the - the reports - 

postsleep reports later. Is that correct? From 
Ron? 



CC Anyway, it's convenient to you. 

LMP Well, we're moving towards getting the suits on. 

Unless you want me to take 5 minutes here, we'll 
leave it alone and let Ron give it to you. 



CC That'll be fine. 

LMP Everybody ate and drank and slept Just about like 

last night. 



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CC Okay. 

CDR Good morning, Gordy. 

CC Good morning. Commander. 

CDR Tell Joe I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say 

hello to him, hut I did hear his presence being 
evident . 

CC Okay. We'll pass it along. 

Oh 08 16 5^ CMP Houston, America. The tunnel hatch is out. 

CC Okeydoke, Ron. 

CDR Gordy, how does America look to you this morning? 

CC Beautiful, as it has all the way to date. 

Ol+ 08 17 27 CDR Okay. 

0I+ 08 20 39 CMP Okay, Houston; America. The old probe is under- 

neath the couch. 

CC Okay. 

CMP Houston, America. 

CC Go ahead, America. 

CMP Okay. How are Jack's EKGs and stuff. He's going 

to tape them now, 

CC Let me get a check. 

CMP (Chuckle) Wait a minute. He's not plugged in. 

But, you know, he's had them on all night. Were 
they good? 

CC Stand by. 

CC Yes, Ron. He was plugged in; we had good signals. 

Ok 08 2k 21 CMP Okay; good. 



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CC America, Houston. If someone's near the telemetry 

switch, if you go to ACCEPT, we'll give you a state 
vector. 

OU 08 28 20 CMP Okay. You have ACCEPT. 

CC Okay. And as we're supposed to update your 

trajectory, which is looking good - predicted 
perilune at PDI without DOI-2 would be 11.9, a 
little lower. So that means that DOI-2 will he a 
little less, in terms of DELTA-V, than nominal. 
But, otherwise, looking good. 

CMP Okay. Did you say 11.2 for perigee, now - without 

DOI-2? 

CC I might have said that. It's 11.9 predicted at 

PDI time withou DOI-2. 

CMP Okay. 11,9 predicted without - at PDI time with- 

out DOI-2. 

CC That's right. 

CMP Okay. SO DOI-2 will be a little less than 

predicted. 

CC Affirmative. 

CMP I'm repeating it to these guys that are getting 

suited here, see. 

CC Okay. 

CC Okay. I have your vector now. You can go back 

to BLOCK. 

Oh 08 30 33 CMP Okay. We'll go to BLOCK. 

CC America, Houston. You owe us a reverif ication of 

docking tunnel index angle. 

CMP Okay. Let me check it. 

CMP Well, I kept ... thinking it might move back to 

zero, but it hasn't moved - plus 1.2. 



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CC Okay; plus 1.2. For your information, Ron, on 

cons\iiaa'bles this morning, ve're running 6 percent 
alDove the Fli^t Plan line on RCS. On the hydrogen, 
we're about 8 percent ahove the line on tank 2; 
right on the lines on the other two hydrogen tajaks . 
And on the O^, we're running our standard k to 

5 percent below the line on oxygen tank 1; tank 2 
is right on; ajid tank 3 has now gained to about 
3 percent above the line. All looking good. 

Ok 08 3I+ 26 CMP Okay, Houston. Hey, that's mighty fine. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 71A/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUnD VOICE TRAWSCP.IPTIOK 



CMP Hellc , Houston; America. 

CC Go ahead. 

CMP Okay . I ' 11 give you the commander ' s food from 

yesterday. 

CC All right. Ready to copy. 

CMP Four "bacon squares, cornflakes, orange beverage, 

two sips of coffee, a vitamin. Okay. Meal B: 
chicken and rice soup, meatballs and sauce, 
orange PA drink, and caramel stick - one caramel 
stick. Okay. Meal C: potato soup, beef and 
gravy, citrus beverage, a chocolate bar, a 
package of pecans. 

ok 08 Ul 11 CC Okay. We're with you so far. 

CMP Okay; commander's medical log: PRD 17036, 

6-1/2 hours of good sleep, one Seconal last night, 
three bags of fluid, 

CC Roger . 

Qi* 08 U2 58 CMP Three bags of water, let's - I better put it that 

way, I guess. 

Ok 08 k2 53 CMP Okay. Here we go on the LMPs food. 

CC Okay . 

CMP Okay; two bacon squares, scrambled eggs, 

two apricots, cocoa, and a coffee. Meal B: 
fruitcake, cit - citrus beverage, hamburger, and 
a coffee. Meal C: lemonade, beef and gravy, 
ambrosia, cereal bar, and tea. I guess that's it. 

CC Okay . 

CMP Hey, Houston. Why don't I give you LMPs menu 

this morning, too - day 5? 

CC Okay . 



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CMP Then I won't have to get back in their pages. 

Okay. It's a sausage patty for LMP - sausage 
patties, cinamon-toasted bread, instant breakfast, 
coffee with K, and a grape drink, and a vitamin. 
Okay; for the commander on day 5; spiced oat 
ceral, sausage patties, instant breakfast, and 
vitamins . 

CC Roger . 

CMP Okay; for the LMPs medical log: PRD 2i+108, 

7-1/1+ hours very good, one Seconal last night, 
3-1/2 cans of water, 

CC Roger . 

Ok 08 1+7 59 CC Okay. We're ready to go on command module pilot 

of the spaceship America and his . . . menu. 

CC Go ahead, captain. 

CMP Okay. Bacon squares, scrambled eggs, cornflakes, 

orange juice, two coffee, three caramel candies - 
that's three sticks of caramel candy. Meal B: 
chicken and rice, meatballs, butterscotch pudding, 
orange PA drink. I missed the vitamins up there 
in A, too. Okay; Meal C: potato soup, beef and 
gravy, chicken stew, orange GF drink, tea, 
chocolate bar , and a package of pecans . 

CMP Okay; CMP medical log: PRD I503I+, and about 

5-1/2 of good sleep; a little trouble getting to 
sleep last night, and I woke up early this morning. 
I took a Seconal; didn't seem to have much good - 
much effect, and I had four cans of water. 

CC Roger. 

CMP I think I was on the biomed all the time last 

night , too , so you can check out that sleep . 

CC Okay, Ron. While you've got that book with you, 

I can give you a one-line change to the E-memory 
load as a restilt of our changing the short -burn 
const Eint . 



Ok 08 50 10 CMP 



Okay. Stand by 1 here. 



Tape TlA/3 



CMP Okay, Houston; America. I've got the right page 

now. 

CC Okay. It's page I-U3. It's load Delta. Identi- 

fier number 5 ; the old value is OI606 . Change 
that to 01637. 

CMP Okay. It'll be load Delta, and the octal 

identifier 05, and its new value is Ol63T- 

CC That's correct. 

oh 08 52 33 CMP Okay. The LMP has got his suit on. They're 

connecting up the LCG water connection, and he's 
still vinzipped. 

CC Okay, Ron. In the Flight Plan, you're coining up 

on a VERB and then going to POO prior to the 
P52. After going to POO, we'd like you to chajige 
to B/D ROLL from A/C. Over. 

CMP Okay. We'll change the B/D ROLL. Looks like 

we're going to run into a problem on our P52 
down here, with these guys getting suited. Is it 
really necessary now? 

CC There's no time criticality on that. When they're 

out of the way , go ahead with it . 

OU 08 53 27 CMP Okay. Good. 

OI+ 09 02 hh LMP Okay, Houston, how do you read the LMP? 

CC LMP, you're loud and clear. 

ok 09 02 51 LMP Okay, Gordy , I'm opening the hatch. 

CC Okay . 

LMP And the light's still on. 

CC Roger . 

Oh 09 03 36 LMP Okay, Gordy. Index 1 plus - or plus 1,2. 

CC Roger . 



Tape -JlKfh 

Ok 09 05 U9 • CMP Okay, Houston, I'm going to skip the P52 for a 

while and maneuver to the docking attitude - undock 
attitude, that is. 



CC 



CC 



CC 



CMP 



CMP 



CC 



Roger. - Stand by on that one, Ron, 



CMP Wilco 



Oh 09 06 ll+ CC We want to he sure we can get some stars - good 

stars in the undock attitude. 



Ron, this is Houston. We didn't see you do a 
VERB 1+5. Over. 



Oh 09 07 22 CMP You're rieht . 



one , 



And if there's any - if you - if there's no reason 
why not, we'd just as soon you go ahead and do the 
P52 now. Finish that off and then start the 
maneuver . Over . 

Okay. The Mg reason is that Gene's getting into 
his suit right now. 



CC Okay, 



As soon as he gets out and gets in his suit, well, 
I'll do a P52 maneuver. 



CC Okay, 



Ron, Houston. Can you give us AUTO on the 
HIGH GAIN? 



CMP Okay. Just a second, Houston. 

Oil 09 09 22 LMP We're transferring to LM POWER, Houston. 

Oh 09 09 2h CMP Okay; OFF, RESET, back to OFF. 

Oh 09 09 29 LMP Okay. We have LM POWER. 

CMP Okay. That was 107:ll9:28. 

CC Roger . 

Oh 09 10 16 LMP LM WATER is OPEN, and 0^ is OPEK. 



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CC Roger . 

Oh 09 10 55 IMP Okay; 3-^, Houston, in the LM. And step 1 is 

good. 

CC Okay . 

Ok 09 12 31 LMP Okay. Step 2 is complete. 

CC Okay, Jack. 

LMP And I'm going off of CSM coram, and I'll "be coming 

at you before long on S-BAUD, if I can. 

CC Okay . 

ok 09 l6 15 CC Ron, Houston. We've taken a look at stars avail- 

able in the undock attitude, and they don't look 
too good. We suggest you use the present attitude 
for your 52 and then maneuver. Over. 

CMP Okay. I'm Just about to get Gene out of the way 

here, and then I "will. 

CC Okay, and we're less than 3 minutes to LOS now. 

So when you finish that 52, we'd like you to copy 
down the NOUN 5 and 93s for us. 

CMP Okay; will do. 

CC America, Houston. About 1 minute to LOS. Nothing 

further for you. We'll see you on the other side. 

CMP Okay, Gordo. We're hustling - like heck. We 

might make it. (Laughter) 

OU 09 l8 38 CC Roger. 

Ok 09 37 XX BEGIN LUTTAR REV 11 

OU 10 07 3k LMP There we go. Should have done that in the first 

place . 

LMP Okay. Okay. 



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CC Challenger, this is Houston. How do you read? 

LMP 

CDR Hello, Gordy. This is Challenger. We're reading 

you loud and clear. 

CC Okay. You're readable. Lots of background noise 

at the moment . 

CDR Okay. We'll update you in just a minute. 

LMP Okay, Gene, that's locked. 

LMP Okay. Another one is verify locked. The band 

was up. So you're locked here; the red thing is 
in. 

CDR Okay . 

LMP And I'll ... you up. 

CDR Okay, and I got it over here. 

LMP Okay . Okay . Comm checks . 

CDR Let me give them an E-memory dump. I can press 



on. Gordy, Jack will update you in just a second. 
And I've got some words for you, but I'd like to 
give you an E-memory dump as soon as you get the 
steerable . 

... they got the steerable. Okay. Okay, Govdy . 
How do you read the LMP? This is yo\ar S-BAWD 
T/R in secondary power amp check. 



CC Okay, IMP. You're clear. Lots of background 

noise though. 

0^+ 10 09 30 IMP Okay. I'm going to bring up the steerable. 

CC Okay; go eihead. 

SC Okay , steerable . . . 

CDR . . . going to make it? 



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LMP ... I have to wait for this one. 

CDR Pitch is good. 

LMP Okay . YAW minus ... 2 . 

CDR Yaw is good. 

CDR Do you know where our scissors - - 

ok 10 12 31 LMP Okay, Houston. How do you read? 

CC Okay. You're loud and clear, Jack. 

LMP Yes, they're in the - - 

CDR Okay . Okay . 

LMP . . . data file. 

LMP Hey, Ron. We need to check out that VHF. You 

ought to get that done "before you close up, Ron. 
Houston, we'll he right with you. We're going to 
check out our VHP. Let me finish this part of it, 
and then - we ' 11 get that . 

LMP Okay. You want to read that to me. Gene - the 

S-BADID? 

CDR Okay. Where are you now? 

LMP I'm right here in the middle of the page. 

CDR Okay. S-BAND PM. 

LMP PM. 

CDR Secondary - - 

LMP Houston. How do you read the LM? 

CC Loud and clear. Jack. 

LMP Okay. We're in step 2, and - we're giving you 

your second S-BAMD check. And I'm going TRACK 
MODE AUTO. 

CC Okay. You sound good. 



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Oh 10 ik 05 LMP Okay, Houston. I can hear the antenna riJinbling 

up there, but - I still have not peaked. Still 
reading 3.7. 

CC Okay. You're loud and clear. Jack. It looks 

like a good lock to us . 



mp 



Okay. We'll leave it - Okay. I'll leave it there, 
and I'm going BIOMED RIGHT. 



CC Roger. 

01+ 10 1I+ 35 LMP Okay. SQUELCH is OFF. How do you read? 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 71B/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROmD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

oh 10 07 57 CC Hello, America; Houston. Standing "by. 

CC America, Houston. Standing by. 

CC America, America; Houston. Standing by. 

ok 10 09 08 CMP Hey, Houston; America. Man, you wouldn't believe 

it. I finally got my suit on. 

CC Nothing to make you feel good like a new suit of 

clothes . 

CMP Okay. Let me give you some P52 stuff here. 

CC Okay; shoot. 

CMP I had to arc all over the sky before I could find 

some stars. Okay. Let's see. Use star ih and 
25. Star angle difference was .01, NOUN 93 is 
plus .065, minus .076, minus .102; and I torqued 
at 108:20:00. 

CC Okay; copy. 

CC America, are you pretty well caught up with time 

line now, or can you give me some indication where 
you are? 

oh 10 10 hQ CMP I'm checking it off here. Right now I'm at 108:10. 

I'm - haven't - changed the canister yet. Let me 
check and see if I can have time to do that or not. 

oh 10 11 07 CMP Okay. I'm VOX. Do you hear me now? 

CC Yes sir; loud and clear. 

CMP Okay. I've removed the umbilicals - the CSM/LM 

umbilicals. Guess I need to install the probe 
and the drogue. I'll get those things done right now. 

CC All right. I'll make a note of the canister and 

remind you of it later. 



Tape TlB/2 



CMP Yes; okay. 

CC Hey, America. Can you confirm that you've got a 
pair of scissors on looard with you? 

CMP (Laughter) Yes, I made him keep one. 

CC Okay. That's good thinking. 

CMP They couldn't ever find the other set, either. 

CC Okay. Gets hungry without those. 

CMP (Laughter) It sure does. (Laughter). 

CC We could hear your drogue and prohe hanging around 
there. It sounds like the kitchen is what reminded 
us of it. 

CMP Oh; okay. 

CMP Okay. Let's check out the VHF now. 

nU 10 1-^ 09 CMP Okay. 1 'm SIMPLEX Alfa and VHF , RIGHT . Now, 

OU 10 13 09 CMf ^^T^gB, oj^ay. We're AHTENHA RIGHT, SIMPLEX B. 

CMP Okay, Jack, I don't read you yet. 

CMP Okay. I'm sitting on SIMPLEX Bravo. 

CMP I don't read you yet. 

CMP I <ion't read you at all. Do you read me? 

CMP Okay. I don't read you at all. Jack. 

CMP Okay. I'm down to SIMPLEX Bravo. 

CMP Yes; go ahead. 

CMP I'm talking on B now. How do you read? 

CMP Ho, I don't read you at all here, Jack. 

CMP No, I don't read you. 

CMP 



Okay. I've got everything on in my AUTO panel. 
Let me try the other one for backup. 



Tape 71B/3 



CMP Yes , I 'm on LEFT . I 'm on LEFT . Let me go to 

BACKUP. 

CMP . . . you , yet . 

LMP Stand by. Stay where you are. 

CMP Okay. 

CMP Hey, I finally got you. 

CMP Okay. You were kind of clipping there for a little 

bit. I got the last part of your transmission. 

CMP Okay. I heard it - I Just missed - I Just missed it. 

It was Just warming up, but I got you loud and 
clear. 

CMP Okay. I read you loud and clear; that's VHF B. 

CMP Yes, I didn't hear you at all that time. Yes, 

you're still clipping. All I got was "now." 

CMP Okay. How do you read now? I got that. 

CMP (Laughter) Then I missed that part of it. 

CMP Okay. Loud and clear. Gene. 

CMP Now, you're still clipping. Jack. Can you move your 

mikes a little bit closer or something? 

CMP Ko, I didn't read you at all that time. 

CMP Not clear. 

CMP No, you're going to have to yell or something. 

I still - you're still clipping yourself out. Jack. 

CMP No, I didn't read you that time. 

CMP Okay. Okay; switching to Alfa. 

CMP Bravo is off; SIMPLEX Alfa is on. 

CMP Don't read you. 

CMP Don't read you. 



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CMP Okay. I don't read you guys at all, except through 

the tunnel. 

CMP Okay. Got you loud and clear that time. And, Gene, 

can you verify the capture latches are all engaged? 

CMP I didn't read you at all, Jack. Didn't read you. 

CMP Okay. I got you that time, and check the capture 

latches . 

CMP Okay. 

CMP Yes, I'm up in the tunnel, but go ahead. 

CMP Okay. I read you. Go ahead. 

CMP (Laughter) 

oh 10 23 06 CMP Okay. I'm getting the probe umbilical installed 

nov. 

ok 10 2h 5k CMP Okay, Gene. Can you look at the capture latches? 

I've got it preloaded here nov. 

CMP Okay. Preload the - It's pushing on by, so I'll 

going to - ... preloaded. 

CMP Okay. 

CMP What do you mean; probe locked? 

CMP Yes, it was locked. Oh, the dorgue. Yes. Yes, 

it's locked in there. 

CMP Okay. I can do that now; put the tun - txmnel in - 

the hatch in a little bit later. 

Ok 10 26 01 CMP MIN DEADBMD, ATT hold. Okay. I got that right 

now. Wait a minute; I don't have SCS. Let me 
give you SCS. 

CMP Okay, Gene. You've got MIN DEADBMD, ATT hold, now. 

ok 10 26 51 CMP Okay. There we go. Plus 356.95, plus 106.3U, and 

a plus 001. Ug. 



Tape TIB/ 5 



Right? 

America, Houston. 

Hoiiston, America. Go ahead. 

In order to get a better drift check, they'd like 
to tweak up the attitudes before they do that coarse 
align. So how about doing a VERB Up tweak back to 
the original undocking attitude. 

Okay, that's the what; 0105 and 0? 

Yes, sir. 

Okay. Stand by. Gene. We'll get back here. 
Okay? 

Okay, Houston; America. 0105 and 0, correct? 
Yes, sir. 

That's interesting. I don't know how it got off 
attitude . 

Yes, I was going to ask you the same thing. You 
might have knocked a - a - a stick or something 
while everybody was flailing around down there. 
Coiild you - - 

Maybe - maybe I hit the stick or something. Yes. 
Yes, 

Okay, Gene. We're MIN DEADBMD ATT hold at 0105 
and 0. 

Okay; VERB 6, NOUN 20: 000.32, lOU.ltO, 359-55. 
Okay? 

Okay, Houston. I forgot to release the docking 
latches. Okay. I'll go up and release the docking 
latches 1 and T* 



Okay. 



Tape 71B/6 



CMP And if I just put the - Ho, I'll do that. 

CMP I was going to say you could read the probe temp 

if I put the circuit breakers in. 

CMP Okay. There's number 1. One releases i two 

releases, and it's free. Seven. One release, two 
releases, and it's free. 

Oh 10 31 30 CMP Okay. DOCKING PROBE circuit breakers; two of them 

are going CLOSE. MAIK A. MAIN B. PROBE EXTEND/ 
RELEASE is going to RETRACT. I've got two barber 
poles . 

CC That's a good sign. 

CMP Okay. The docking probe circuit breakers are 

going to open. Okay. Extend/releases , and they 
went gray, of course, when they went open. Okay. 
EXTEND/RELEASE to OFF. Verify probe extend latch 
engage indicator not visible. Well, I'll go back - 
it wasn't awhile ago, but I'll go look again. 
Only if you hit EXTEND with the circuit breakers in. 
Mighty fine. It's still back inside there. Extend 
latch is still engaged. 

CMP Okay. Standing by. Go ahead. 

CMP Okay. 000. UU, lOlt.63, 359.69- 

CC America, Houston, in order to get on and stay on 

the time line, I'll remind you about the lithium 
canister after PDI; we can let that one go. And 
if you'd like to let the camera business slide 
until after your suit check and we'll get those 
things. I'll come back and remind you of those, 
too . 



Okay. I've got the - the cameras all set. I got 
them out, anyhow. I don't have the - the right 
values on the lenses yet; but, anyhow, the camera 
are out and they're loaded. 

Okay. 

I've got mag 00 on the Hasselblad. 



Tape TIB/T 



CMP Okay, Houston. ¥hy don't I go ahead and get the 

PGA ver out of the way, and then we can get some 
of the - data, or would you rather get the data 
up first? 

CC No, it's yoiar choice. Why don't we go ahead and 

get the PGA, and I'll just sit on these pads, and 
coiild you tell me if you ever got aound to playing 
with the squelch on the VHF? 

oh 10 36 39 CMP Man, I did. And, let's see, we're at SQUELCH A 

now. I've even got it all the way down to 1, and 
I still don't hear them. 

CC Okay. You did get a satisfactory check on your 

side, didn't you? 

CMP Oh, yes. 

CC Okay. 

CMP I got a satisfactory - Every once in a while I 

can hear them now; they're cutting in and out 
somewhere, I don't know where. 

CC All righty . 

CMP Okay- SQUELCH A is setting at about h. 

CC And, America, we'll give you a state vector if 

you give us ACCEPT. 

Oh 10 38 01 CMP Okay. You have it. 

CC Thank you. 

ok 10 hh ih CMP Houston, America. How much time to AOS, yet - LOS? 

CC Oh, ahout 29 minutes. 

CMP Oh, okay. Got a little time for the PGA ver then, 

I guess . 

CC And it's your computer, anytime you want to get it, 

Ron. 

CMP Okay. 



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CMP Ah ha, I got the old helmet and gloves on. 

CMP More cables all over the place here than I know 

what to do with. 

CC Well, this place looks like a pigpen - you've run 

the same course everyone else has, I guess. 

CMP (Laughter) I got cables and hoses and - 

OU 10 h6 1+2 CMP Son-of-a-muck - I hit the stick again. Now I got 

to unlock it. 

CMP Okay. You want me to maneuver back to attitude. 

Gene? 

CMP We're out of attitude just a little bit. Well 

I'm MIN DEADBMD, but I maneuvered out of attitude. 
You want to go back to regular attitude? 

CMP Okay, Houston. ... flow return is ... SUIT FLOW 

valve. The other two are closed; mine is open, 
and I got the inner connect in between the other 
ones . 

CC Sounds good, 

CMP How's the old suit pressure? Okay. Looks like 

its pretty good. Okay. 0^ flow is lower limit 

lot. Okay. Let's go up to PRESS. Here we go. 
That's going up to PRESS, and it feels like it's 
going up. 

ok 10 1+8 1+6 CMP And terminal direct 0^ on air to . . . 0^ FLOW HIGH. 

CMP Okay. Wait a minute. Jack. I'll just go to RECEIVE 

on the VHF. I'll just go to RECEIVE on the VHP, 
Jack. 

CMP Okay. Let's see, and there's a DELTA-P of about - 

6-1/2 - Now we're going to cycle suit circuit 
return air. 

CMP Okay. It's out; it's back in. 



Tape 71B/9 



CMP 
CMP 



CMP 



CC 

CMP 

CMP 



CC 



CMP 

CC 

CMP 



CMP 



Okay. Now we can squirt a little more 0^ flow in. 
Boom, boom - There we go. Man, oh man! 



CMP DIRECT 0^ is off. 



That's coming down. Shoot! I'm reading U.5 in my 
suit. Is that right? 



CMP 5? 



Looks like about h on our meter, Ron. 

Well, I'll be durn. The old suit gage read U.5. 

... that close in there. Let's say at maybe nine 
or scmething like that. That's closer to four. 
Can't tell for sure what it feels like. Anyhow, 
the flow is down. It's not leaking very much. 

I'm leaking about 0.3. Something like that. 

Okay. We're - we're showing k.2 to k.3 on our 
pressure spread, and you're cabin and suit pres- 
sure gages probably show something similar. And 
we show that the flow rate is down. - 

Oh, okay. That's not too bad. That's pretty close, 

Yes. And the 0^ flow is staying pretty good. 

... let's go to DEPRESS on this thing, huh? 



CC Sounds good. 



Okay; so it looks like it's sta - stable there, 
isn't it? 



CC Yes, sir. 

Ok 10 52 Ik CMP Okay. Let's go to DEPRESS. 



CMP 



...my ear are pretty good. I think I'm going to 
go to OFF. Save a little time here. 



Tape 71B/10 



CC 



CC 



America, I don't know if I copied you correctly. 
You don't want to go to OFF on that SUIT TEST 
valve until the pressure are back down to normal, 
If that was what you asked. 



CMP (Laughter) 



Are or you already there? 



CMP I chEinged jny mind. 

CMP Yes. Hiy ears are popping to beat the band - I 

changed my mind, I'll let it go down slowly. 

CC Okay. 

CC Okay. And we've got about 20 minutes before LOS, 

so there's no hvirry on those pads. I've got 
them standing by when you're ready, and didn't know 
what you - what you had in mind about working on 
these things . We might get - you might get started 
on the hatch integrity check, if you get to that 
point , and I can give you the pads while you ' re 
waiting for it to bleed down or whatever it turns 
out to be convenient . 

CMP Okay. Let's see, I guess it's about time to - 

CMP Integrity check; okay. 

CC Okay. And I guess the LM is going to be asking you 

for a NOUM 20 pretty soon like, here. 

CMP Okay, Challenger; America here. I'll go back to 

CMC. Stand by. Okay. 

Olt 10 5U 58 CMP GO. Okay; 002.15, IOU.36, 359.69. And Houston, 

do we want to release those docking latches before 
they do their hot fire? I don't think so. Do we? 

CC I'll check. Standby. 

CMP No. 



Tape TlB/11 



CC You're right, Ron, we'll - we'll just hold up on 

that release on the latches until the hot fires 
are over. So, when you get your copying hand ready, 
why, we'll give you some pads. We'll clean thiat 
one up. 

CMP Okay. Let's see. 

CMP Reading 2 SCS. Integrity check - Okay, it didn't - 

CMP Okay, Houston. Let's see - where axe we going to 

start on the pads? 

CC Okay. And you might go to BLOCK on the computer, 

too. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Okay. The first thing I'll give you is the SEP 

pad. 

CMP Okay. Let's go. 

CC And that is on page 113. 

CMP Okay, 

CC Okay. WOUK 33 is 110:27:55.00. Roll is 0, 

105 pitch, and yaw is 0. 

CMP Okay. NOUK 33, 110:27:55.00, and roll, pitch, 

and yaw as depicted: 0, 105, and 0. Right? 

CC That's affirm. 

CMP Okay; got it. 

Ol^ 10 5 8 29 CC Okay. The next thing I have for you is a P2li pad 

that goes on page 115. 

CMP Okay. SUIT TEST valves in OFF now. On page 115. 

Okay; got it. 

CC Okay. It'll he 17-1; 110:58:13; T„ is 111:00:30; 

01:00:01 - - 

CMP Walt a minute. Wait a minute. 



Tape 71B/12 



LMP . . . deadband attitude . . . 

CMP Hold it , Ge - hold it . 

CMP Okay. WIDE DEADBMD ATT hold. That's what I'm 

on. And Amer - Houston; America, I missed on. 

CC Okay. Are you ready to go back to it now? 

CMP Okay; ready for T^. 

CC All right, sir. T^: 111:00:30; 01: - - 

CMP Shoot ! 

CC - - 00; 01:26; Roll 015, 297, 000; North 02. Over. 

CMP Okay. I'll read hack what I have. T^ 110:58:13. 

I missed T^. TCA is 01:00; is 01:26; Roll 15, 
pitch 297, and 0; North 02. I presume 17.1- 

CC Yes, sir. And time is 111:00:30. 

CMP Okay. 111:00:30. 

CC That's correct. 

CMP Challenger said something every time you talked on 

that one. 

LMP ... Houston ... RATE COMMAND. Cold fire ... 

CMP Hey, Jack, could you go to RECEIVE only on the VHF 

for a little hit? 

CMP Okay. 

CMP And, Houston; America. You can go ahead on the next 

pad. 

CC Okay. On page 113, I've got a DAP load for you. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Okay. The weight: 37983; plus 0.1+0, plus 0.91- 



Tape TlB/13 



ok 11 01 38 CMP Okay, CSM weight is 37983; pak to off, plus O.i+0; 

yak to off, plus 0.9I. 

CC Okay. That's correct. And the last one comes up 

on page 121, and it's a LM P76. 

CMP Ah ha; okay. 

CC Okay, NOUTM 33. 

CMP . . . about the - 121 - Got it . 

CC All right, sir. 112:02:51.92; minus - 

CMP Okay. ¥ait a mln - Hold it. America, ... 

Challenger. The hot fire - you want FREE, 
Challenger? 

CMP Challenger, America. You want FREE for the hot 

fire? 

04 11 02 39 CMP Okay. Going to FREE now. 

CMP And, Houston; America. You can try that one again. 

CC All righty. HOUN 33 is 112:02:51-92; minus 0007-5 

and all zips for Y and Z. 

CMP (Laughter). Okay, say that NOUN 33 again. 

CMP Houston, America. We're cut out on NOUN 33 again, 

and I've got minus OOO7.5 and X, Y, and Z are 0. 

CC Okay. And the time , 112:02:51.92. 

CMP Okay, NOUK 33 is 112:02:51 - 112:02:51.92. 

Ok 11 ok ok CC That's correct. 

SC ... 

CMP Okay, Challenger; America. You're in ATT hold. 

You didn't get very far off that time, either. 
That's good. Okay. 



Tape TlB/lli 

oh 11 07 Ih CMP Okay, Challenger; America. Okay. I'm going to 

turn off B3 and also my roll jets, and then I'm 
going to undo the docking latches. ... verified 
TRANSPONDER is OFF. 

CMP Say again about umbilical. All I get is umbilical. 

I didn't get the q^uestion. 

CMP Verify. I have those down here. 

Ok 11 08 05 CMP And jet Bravo 3 is OFF. 

CC Okay, Ron, we're about 5 minutes from LOS. And 

the only thing that you wouldn't he able to do 
following right down your checklist is to get the 
VHF data on and check the tape recorder at LOS . 
The rest of that stuff you can follow right on 
through, and we'll remind you on the lithium change 
after descent. So it looks like we're caught up 
again . 

Ol* 11 08 52 CC And, America; Houston. 

CMP Okay . . . 

CC You have a GO for undocking from here. 

CMP Roger. Go for undocking. 

Ok 11 09 28 CMP Okay. Number 1 is disconnected; and, Houston, 

could you watch my 0^ flow - as I disconnect 

these things? 
CC Yes, s\ire. 

CMP Okay. Two clocks on ntanber 2, and that's out of 

the way. Number 1 J-hook is out of the way. One 
hook - Okay, that's three of them on number 3, 
and it's out of the way. Nijmber k was already cut. 
And it ' s out of the way . Okay , number 5 • One , 
two - and it's fully released, and the hook is off 
of the docking ring. Okay. Number 6 is - one, two 
£tnd it's fully released, and the hook is off of 
the docking ring. Okay, T is released, and the 
hook is off of the docking ring. 0^ flow still 
okay? 



Tape 7IB/I5 



CC Yes, sir. Looking good. 

OI+ 11 11 ok CMP Okay, here's number 8. Here's one, two. And the 

chute's fully released, and the hook is off the 
docking ring. 

OU 11 11 22 CMP Okay, here's number 9. One, two, and she's fully 

released; the hook clears the docking ring. Okay, 
number 10. Here's one, two - fully released, and 
the hook clears the docking ring . There ' s one . . . 
Okay, handle's free; J-hook clears the ring. I've 
only got one more to go. There's the first latch 
there's two latches ... came over. And the hook 
stays clear; the handle is free. And, by golly, 
they're all off. Hey, Challenger; America. 
You're hanging on those three little bitty things. 
Okay. I put the old - hatch in. 

Ok 11 12 U9 CC Okay, Ron, we're within a minute of LOS. Your 0^ 

flow still looks good, and the rest of the stuff 
that you can get on the VHF is going to be Just 
fine. You're right on schedule now. 

CMP Okay. I'll get that VHF stuff and then put the 

hatch in. 

CMP Okay, we're in RECEIVE ONLY to B DATA. Hey, 

Challenger; America. I'm going to RECEIVE ONLY 
the B DATA. 

Ok 11 13 37 CMP Hey, Challenger; America. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 72A/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROIMD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 





10 


Ih 


ho 


CC 


Still loud and clear. 


ok 


10 


Ih 


h6 


LMF 


Roger. Okay . . . 


oh 


10 


15 


10 


LMP 


Hello, Houston. I'm ready to give you an E-memoiy 












dump. 










CC 


Okav . We're readv to take it. (ro ahead 










LMP 


Okay, Ron, how do you - Ron, how do you read 












on SIMPLEX Bravo? 


OU 


10 


15 


23 


LMP 


I do not read you. Coming at you. 


oh 


10 


15 


3T 


LMP 


Hey, Ron, I do not read you. Check your VHP switch. 


Oh 


10 


16 


03 


LMP 


I do not read you. Do you read me? 


Oh 


10 


16 


5h 


LMP 


Okay. I've got you; I got you. 


Oh 


10 


IT 


01 


LMP 


Okay. How do you read on VHP Bravo? You're loud 












and clear. 


Oh 


10 


IT 


OT 


LMP 


That was my fault, Ron. 










LMP 


Okay. It was just warming up. You're loud and 



clear now. 

CDR Okay, Houston. I've got a couple I want to pass 

out to you. 

CC Go ahead. Gene. 

CDR Okay. When I first put in the 

LMP Okay, Ron, how do you read now? 

CDR LGC breaker - 

CDR Stand hy, Houston. 

LMP Am I clipping now, Ron? 



Tape 72A/2 

MP Am I clipping now? 

01+ 10 18 00 LMP Okay. How do you read now? 

LMP Okay. I guess we're okay. It was the squelch. 

CDR Ron, how do you hear, Gene? 

CDR Okay; very good. 

Ok 10 18 22 LMP How do you read the LMP now, Ron? 

ok 10 18 3k LMP Okay. How do you read now? 

LMP How do you read now? 

01+ 10 18 1+1+ LMP Okay. I've got the SQUELCH to full decrease. 

LMP Okay. Do you read Gene, Ron? 

Olt 10 l8 58 CDR Okay. We're going to press on and get these VHF 

checks GO. We can cut them. 

Ol* 10 19 20 LMP Okay, Ron. How do you read on Alfa? 

Olt 10 19 27 LMP How do you read on Alfa, Ron? 

ok 10 19 1+9 LMP How do you read on Alfa, Ron? 

Oi+ 10 20 01 CDR Okay. How do you read me? 

CDR This is Gene . How do you read me on Alfa? 

0l+ 10 20 07 CDR Okay. Let's press on. You're getting us inter- 

mittent. We can get it. 

CDR Okay, Houston. I'm pretty sure the VHF is all 

ri^t - - 

CDR It seems to have something to do with the 

SQUELCH setting, and it's protably "because we're 
so close. 

Ol+ 10 20 28 CC Okay. We concur. We'd like you to press on 

and not worry about the VHF any more now. 



Tape T2A/3 



Oh 10 20 35 CDR Okay, Gordo. ¥e are. Here's a couple of quick 

ones. When I pushed the LGC DSKY breELker IN, I 
did not get a restart light. The keyboard came 
up with UOO in R-2. The LGC light vas already 
on, and it went off as prescribed. When I did a 
VERB 35 J I got all the proper lights except when 
the LGC and ISS lights came on, the entire caution 
and warning dimmed. One more item. In our DAP 
setting, we are reading in our checklist for R-1 
plus 6^*5 and for R-2 plus 6kl. The DSKY DAP came 
up plus 6hl and plus 61+5. It Just reversed those 
numbers . And I 'm going to deploy the landing 
gear. 

Ok 10 21 36 CC Okay. 

OU 10 21 51 CDR Okay, Ho\iston. MASTER ARM is on, and B light is 

on. 

CC Roger. 

CDR Roger. Are you ready for a landing gear? 

CDR Ron, if you read, the landing gear is coming on 

my MARK. 

CDR 3, 2, 1 - 

Oh 10 22 11 CDR MARK. 

Oh 10 22 Ik CDR Hey, Houston. We got a good one out front. 

CC Sounds good. 

Ol+ 10 22 22 CC We show them all deployed. 

Oh 10 22 2k CDR And the flag is gray. Okay. The flag is gray. 

CC Roger. 

ok 10 22 27 LMP Okay, Houston. The PRIMARY EVAP FLOW time, 108 - 

EVAP FLOW time 108:l6:55. And I'm ready to copy 
your abort constants and a DOI-2 pad. 

CC Okay, Jack. Here come the abort constants. 

22l+ is - 6 - - 



Tape 72A/U 



LMP Stand "by, Gordy. 

CC Okay. Stand by. 

CDR Ron, when you get the tunnel closed out, I'll 

need you for an IMU coarse align. 

oh 10 23 15 CDR Okay. I'll need your NOLTN 20s, when you get a 

chEince. 

Oh 10 23 18 LMP Okay, Gordy. You can go ahead, and you have DATA 

on the UPDATA LINK. 



CC 



Okay. We'll have the up-llnk in a minute. 22h is 
6o4TO, 2936U, 60386, 0059^+, 32772, 51+1+01+. Go ahead. 

LMP Okay. 60it70, 2936U, 60386, 00591+, 32772, 5I+I+0I+. 

CC Okay. That was a good readhack. Ready with 

DOI-2 when you are. 

LMP Okay, Gordy. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. The - it's DOI-2; T. time is 112:02:^0.92; 

NOUN 81 is a minus 0007.5, DELTA-V plus all "balls, 
and DELTA-Vg is plus all halls. 

CC NOUN 1+2, 00615 - - 

CC plus 00067 - - 

CC - - 00075; burn time 0:22; 000, 07I+. 

CC And 373 is a 0122.7- 

CC The AGS DELTA-Vs are NA. 



LMP 



Okay, Gordy. 112:02 : Uo. 92 ; minus three zeros 75, 
plus all zeros, plus all zeros; OO615, plus 
three zeros 67, three zeros 75; 0:22; all zeros, 
07I+; 0122.7; rest of pad NA. 



OI+ 10 26 11+ CC That's correct. Jack. 



CDR 



Okay. Stand by - I've - let's see. Okay. 



Tape 72A/5 



CDR Okay, I need your numbers then. NOUN 20. 

LMP Okay, Gordy. I'm going to start the lunar hatt 

check, and it'll be silent. 

CC Okay. We're watching. 

CDR Ron, I need your - your NOtW 20 numbers. 

CDR Okay. I got 356.95, 106.3lt, and 001. U9. 

OI+ 10 27 17 CC Challenger, we want to get the attitude tweaked 

hack up closer to the normal before doing the 
coarse align. 

CDR Hey, Ron, they want a more normal attitude for you. 

You're not quite nominal. 

CDR If you're talking to me. It's about 0 - IOI1.7 

and then 0. 

ok 10 28 05 CC Challenger, the up-link's in there. It's your 

computer. 

CDR Okay, Gordy. Thank you. And, Ron, let me know 

when you're tweaJsed up, and then go MIN DEADBAND 
ATT HOLD. 

oh 10 29 18 CDR Okay. Read out NOUU 20. 

CMP Okay. VERB 6 NOUN 20. 000.32, lOl+.l+O, 359.55- 

CDR Okay. I got all those. 

CMP Okay. 

LMP Okay, Houston. I skipped a step on LUHAR BAT, 

0FF/RESE7F; I'll go back. 

Oh 10 30 ih CC Jack, we need the - we think you missed a step. 

We need to - 

CC CDR, LIMAR BAT, OFF/RESET. 

LMP Yes. That's right, I'll go - that's affirm; I'll 

go back. Stand by. 

CC Okay . 



Tape 72A/6 



Ok 10 30 kO LMP Okay. I 'm back to LUNAR BAT - LMP LUNAR BAT 

OFF/RESET. 

CC Roger. 

Oh 10 30 58 CDR Okay, Gordy. For the LM, I've got 300.88, 281|, 

and three halls h3 . How does that sound? 

CC Stand by. We're checking. 

OU 10 31 56 CC Okay, Geno. Those angles are okay. 

Oit 10 31 57 CDE Okay, figured they were. They're going in. 

Ok 10 33 3k CDR Okay, Ron. On my mark, I'd like an 06 20. 

CDR Okay; 3, 2, 1 - 

Oh 10 33 hi cm MARK it. 

CDR Okay. Got those. 



CC 



LMP 



Okay, Challenger. We've got those angles here 
on the ground 



LMP Okay 

CC - - for both spacecraft. 

CDR Fine, Gordy. 

Ok 10 3k 31 LMP Okay, Houston, ED bat, 37-2, 37-2 at 109:lU:00. 

0I+ 10 3k kO CC Roger. 



And all battery indications on board were normal, 
once I got started. 



CC Okay. They look good to us, also. 

CDR Ron, I want you to stay in that MIN DEADBAND ATT 

HOLD. I'm going to do a P52. 

CO Okay. 
Ok 10 35 36 LMP Houston, this is the LMP - - 



Tape T2A/T 



LMP - - a couple minor things on the back-side check- 

out. The secondary glycol pump, when I started it, 
the sound and the pressure was ragged, oscillated 
around - 20 psi, and then stabilized- After about 
15 seconds, it sounded smooth. It had a sound as 
if it was cavitating a little bit; but, after 
that , it was smooth . Over . 

CC Copy that , Jack . 

LMP And on step 3 on page 3-15 - - 

LMP When I went to SUIT FAN 1, I got a MASTER 

ALARM 

LMP - - but all other indications were okay, and the 

MASTER ALARM reset. 

CC Okay. 

oh 10 36 hi LMP Okay. I'm sorry. I misinterpreted the words 

there; I should have gotten that. Forget that 
one . 

CC Roger. We concur. 

Ol+ 10 37 00 LMP Okay, Geno. You need some help? 

oh 10 38 i»8 CDR ... what star you got, 30? Or no, what star? 

LMP Loaded it? Okay. Okay, and those are the num- 

bers. Hey, that's good. Okay. You ready to mark? 
What do you want first? ... 

oh 10 ho 31 CC Jack, we'd like to take a look at the glycol 

pump pressTore. Can you close the GLYCOL PUMP 
SECONDARY pressure breaker? 

LMP . . . Better finish this . 

LMP Gordy, you want the secondary? 

CC That's affirmative; panel I6, GLYCOL PUMP SECOND- 

ARY breaker - third row, in the middle. 



Tape 72A/8 



I 



Ok 10 k2 20 LMP Okay. We've got a GLYCOL light, and the tempera- 

ture is 50. 

CC Okay. The pressure looked good there. We'd like 

that hreaker back open. The MASTER ALARM you 
have is normsLl, 

LMP Roger. Understand it. 

oh 10 h6 k8 CDR Ron, keep in MIH DEADBAND ATT hold. I've got to 

finish the P52. 

CDR No, just stay where you are. 

CDR Just stay where you are, and put it in MIH 

DEADBAND. 

01+ 10 k2 11 CDR No! N-0, no. 

Ol+ 10 kQ 52 CDR Hey, Ron, This is Challenger. We're going to 

be off your loop for awhile, so we can finish the 
mark. 

Oil 10 53 IT CDR Hello, Houston. 



CDR 



That looked to be a pretty good alignment from 
where I saw it. There's 07 for you. 



Ok 10 53 25 CC Okay. We copy. 

Olt 10 5k 03 CC Okay, Challenger. Torque them. 

01+ 10 5I* 35 CDR Hello, America; Challenger. We no longer need 

your MIN DEADBAND. 

Ol+ 10 ^k 1+9 CDR Okay. But I would like a NOUN 20 from you on 

my mark. 

01+ 10 55 00 CDR Okay; 3, 2, 1 - 

01+ 10 55 02 CDR MARK. 
01+ 10 55 22 CDR Okay. 

Ol+ 10 55 37 CC Okay, Challenger, we've got the NOUN 20s, both 

spacecraft . 



Tape 72A/9 



Ok 


10 


56 


22 


CC 


Challenger, Houston, we're ready anytime for the 
RCS pressurization. You might turn the data 
switch off. 


ok 


10 


56 


33 


CDR 


We Just got that, and we're going. 


ok 


10 


56 


36 


CC 


Okay. 


ok 


10 


57 


05 


CDR 


MASTER ARM is ON; I've got one good light - 
SYSTEM A. 


ok 


10 


57 


09 


CC 


Okeydoke . 


ok 


10 


57 


22 


CDR 


Okay . On my mark ; 3 , 2 , 1 - 


ok 


10 


57 


25 


CDR 


MASK it. We heard it. 


ok 


10 


58 


08 


CC 


Okay, ChaJ-lenger. We saw it, and it looks good. 
RCS looks good. 


ok 


10 


58 


Ik 


CDR 


Looks good on board, Gordo. 


ok 


10 


59 


Ok 


CDR 


Okay, Houston. Verify high bit rate - and, Ron, 
we need you in WIDE DEADBAND ATTITUDE /HOLD . 


ok 


10 


59 


23 


CC 


Challenger, we verify high bit rate. 


ok 


10 


59 


k2 


CDR 


Okay. Here we go, Houston, with the cold fire 
check . 


ok 


10 


59 


1+5 


CC 


Okay. All set. 


ok 


11 


00 


kk 


CDR 


Okay, Houston. PGNs RATE COMMAND (Cold Fire), 
AGS pulse (Cold Fire) check. 


ok 


11 


00 


1+8 


CC 


Okay; press on. 


ok 


11 


02 


03 


LMP 


All right, Houston. Step i+. AGS RATE COMMAND 
(Cold Fire), k JET SECONDARY COIL (Hot Fire) 
check . 


ok 


11 


02 


09 


CC 


Okay. Go. We're looking good so far. . 


ok 


11 


02 


11 


LMP 


Hey, Ron. We're going to have some hot fires here 



We're going to have some hot fires here in a 
minute . 



Tape 72A/10 



Oh 11 02 26 


LMP 


It's affirm. Go CMC MODE FREE. 


ok 11 02 36 


CDR 


That is affirm. We want you FREE, Ron. 


OU 11 02 55 


CDR 


Ron, go RECEIVE ONLY. 


OU 11 03 h6 


CDR 


Houston, hardover looked good from here. 


Ok 11 03 50 


CO 


Okay; looked good down here. 


OU 11 03 55 


LMP 


All right, Houston. PONS MINIMUM IMPULSE (Hot 
Fire) check. 


Ok 11 03 59 


CC 


Okay. 



Ol* 11 ok 2k LMP Okay, Houston. We had a sticky talkhack red on 

SYSTEM A, QUAD k. And it went to gray with a tap. 

Ok 11 Ok 36 CC Okay, Jack. 

ok 11 06 05 CDR Okay - Ron, the hot fire checks are complete. You 

can go into WIDE DEADBAND ATT /HOLD. 

Ok 11 06 17 CC Challenger, those all look good here. 

Ok 11 06 19 CDR And I think we got them all. Okay, Gordo. 

Understand. 

Ok 11 06 k9 CDR Okay. We're on the top of 3-28, Gordo. 

Ok 11 06 52 CC Roger. We're with you. 

01+ 11 07 18 CDR Go - go ahead, Ron. 

Ok 11 07 27 LMP Okay, you want to verify your - your transponder is 

OFF as well as B3? 

OI+ 11 07 3k CDR Okay, And you did get the umbilicals. Right? 

Ok 11 07 39 CDR You did get the LM-to-CM umbilicals, right? 

Ok 11 07 kj CDR Did you disconnect the LM-to-CM umbilicals? 

Verify. 

01+ 11 07 3k CDR Okay. Very good. 



Tape 72A/11 



Ok 11 08 20 CC Challenger, Houston. We cannot completely explain 

the startup indications you had on the PGNS, but 
they are of no great concern. It looks good so 
far. The DAP gimbal trims are no problem. Don't 
bother changing them. And there will be no PIPA 
bias update yet, anyway. Over. 

oh 11 08 kl CDR Okay. Understand. Was the checklist written back- 

wards on that? 

Ok 11 08 kl CC It was a Cape problem on their tape, and they had 

it reversed. But it's in the noise level, anyway. 
No problem. 

OI+ 11 08 56 CDR Okay. 

ok 11 09 39 CC Challenger, Houston. You have a GO for undocking 

and sep. 

ok 11 09 kk CDR Roger; understand. A GO for undocking and sep. 

OI+ 11 12 35 CDR Okay. Fine, Ron. 

Ok 11 12 38 CC Challenger, Houston. About 1 minute to LOS, and 

we'll see you when you come aroxmd the other side, 
independently . 

ok 11 12 1+8 CDR Okay, Gordo; vmderstand. I'm in step U, RENDEZVOUS 

RADAR mode ... to AUTO , 

Ok 11 12 53 CC Roger. 

OU 11 13 00 CDR And the radar has come out, and I'm in RADAR TEST 

now. 

ok 11 13 08 CC Jack, Just a friendly reminder to do the LOS proce- 

dures on the steerable . 

Ok 11 13 18 LMP Okay. 

Ol; 11 31 XX BEGin LUKAR REV 12 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 72B/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Ok 11 02 31 CMP Okay. ChaO-lenger, America. 

CC America, Houston; standing by. 

CMP Okay, Houston. This is America. We're floating 

free out here. The Challenger looks real pretty. 
The residuals on the 'Phi were plus 1.9 » minus 0.2, 
and 0. Undock and sep was on time. 

CC Sounds good. 

OU 11 31 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 12 

Ol* 12 06 32 CC America, Houston. ¥hen you have an opportxmity , 

how about cycling the HIGH GAIN to WIDE and back 
to REACQ? 

CMP Okay. Can do. 

CC Thank you, sir. 

CC Okay, America. How about going back to NARROW on 

the antenna. And covild you verify what you loaded 
on NOUN 3U? It went by so fast on the down-link, 
we didn't get it a chance to look at it. 

CMP Okay. Let me call it again here. 

CMP There, you got it? 

CC Okay. That looks good. 

CMP Does that look okay? 

CC Yes, sir. Sure does, 

CMP Okay. No update then, huh? 

CC TSiat's correct. 

Olt 12 08 05 CMP Okay. 



Tape 72B/2 



ok 12 10 20 CC America, can you verify that you gave us NARROW 

on the HIGH GAIN? 

CMP Houston, America, Say again. 

CC Could you verify that you gave us NARROW on the 

HIGH GAIN AKTEMA, please? 



CMP 



CC 



CC 



Negative, I gave you WIDE. (Laughter) I'll give 
you NARROW now. 

Okay. I - I asked for WIDE awhile back, and guess 
■we missed the call there. 

Got your eyehall in that telescope? 



CMP I'm about to. 

Oh 12 12 2k CMP Okay, Houston j America. Had 50 percent on mag 

Charlie Charlie when I changed mags there for the 
landmark tracking. And let's see, frame 110, I 
think - or 112 - let me look on that one. 



CMP 



Frame 103 on mag 00. Shoot. I mean, pardon the 
French (laughter). Okay; go ahead. Challenger. 
How you guys doing? 



MP-LM Hey, Ron, this is . . . coming up. 

CMP Looks like it's pretty low down there. 

LMP-LM Well, when you're up here looking ... 

CMP (Laughter) I'll bet. 

01+ 12 16 55 CMP Hey. Challenger; America. 

CC Okay, America. You're coming up on 3 seconds to 

T-1. 

CMP Okay, 3 seconds to T-1. Thank you. 

Ok 12 18 26 CMP Okay, Challenger; America. Good luck on your PDI 

burn there. I'm going to track your landmark for 
you. 



Tape T2B/3 



CDR-LM Okay, "babe. Have a ... 

CMP Will do. 

CDR-LM Don't forget, no TEI ... 

CMP Yes, I got it, too. 

LMP-IM Hey, ... We got the Xanding site; we're coming ... 

CMP That slide really shows up 'beautiful. 

Oh 12 20 02 CC Okay. Coming up on 30 seconds to T-2. Expect the 

AUTO pitch rate, and remember, the good old Sun is 
going to he staring at you - - 

CMP Okay. 

CC - - when you come around. 

Ol+ 12 21 25 CMP Beautiful results. 

CMP Blink! There's the Sun in the sextant. 

CMP Oh, those guys are going to have fun down there . 

CMP (Laughter) 

oh 12 23 l6 CMP Oh, Houston, I got so excited on that, I forgot to 

turn the camera On. 

CC Oh, that's fair? You got any comments to make on 

any of those marks? They were - they were collect- 
ing the marks in real time. Do you have any that 
they ougiht to pay particular attention to? 

CMP Well, let me think for a minute, now. They were 

all within the crater itself. None of them were 
outside of the crater. The - the last ones I 
took at - started taking marks at - beyond what 
the really time was, Just because you could still 
see it. So I wouldn't put too much faith in 
those - in about the last four. 

CC Okay. Sounds good. 



Tape. 12B/k 

Oh 12 25 39 CMP Challenger, America. Yon want to tr^-r VHE F.^iMGING 

RAIIGING and RENLT'JZVOUS RADAP conrparo? 

CMP Okay. TRAHSPONDER oondng 0N» short!:/-. 

Ok 12 26 08 CMP Okay. ^IIIMSPOHDER'S ON now. 

CC America, sounds like Qialleng^r is E?till wc'rXir.'^ 

on their RESET, if you wfjit to go absad and g=t~ 
your 52 out of the way \-hile you're waiting for 
the rajige check. That mi.ght save a little time. 

CMP Okay. I think they're about ready to dc it now. 

Challenger, America. You ahout ready for a VHF 
RAMGING? 

Ok 12 28 51 CMP Okay. There goes RESET. Wow. 



CMP 



Ah-ha! It works! Point - O.'jO miles. Okay, 0,50 
or 0.i*9 miles. 



Ok 12 30 07 CMP Okay, I'm going to turn the RAWGING, OFF, then. 

Coram' s a little better that way. 

Ok 12 33 3^ CMP Okay, Houston, you copying the 93? 

CC Yes, sir. Talk any time. 

CMP Okay. We'll talk at 1+5:13:)|5. 

CC Okay. 

CC And, America; Houston. Have some vectors to send 

if you give us ACCEPT. And we're standing by with 
a pad. 

Ok 12 35 50 CMP Okay, Houston; America, ready to copy. Pad's here, 

and you have ACCEPT. 

CC Okay. First one vill be the circ pad, or the same 

page. 

CMP Okay. Press on. 

CC SPS/G&Hi 37983; plus O.i+O, plus O.9I; 111:57:28.09; 

plus 0070.5. DELT.A-V„ is all zips; DE7.T.A-V^^, 



Tape 72B/5 



minus 0000.5; 0Q0» 092, 358; OO69.7, plus OO5U.5J 
0070. 5, 0:0U, 0059.9. The stars are Sirius and 
Rlgel; 133, 200, 030. The ullage is four jets for 
12 seconds. Comment on your PC: If you happen to 
notice the chamber pressure, it'll probably be 
rrmning 90 to 95, and we're predicting that it'll 
show you about 6 psi less than what the actual 
chamber pressure is. 

CMP JUi-ha! Okay, that's good to know on that chamber 

pressure. What you're saying is that even during 
the LOI bum, the velocity gain and what-have-you 
was - for chamber pressure, probably up around a 
little better than 100, huh? 

CC Yes, sir. 

CC We've got a couple of transducer problems we'll - - 

CMP I've got a readback on that circ pad. 

CC Talk about them some time when we're bored. 

CMP Okay. For the P30 circ pad. NOUN 37-1 meaxi 

NOUN kj is 37983; plxis O.UO, plus O.9I; 
111:57:28.09; NOUN 8I, plus 0070.5, zero on the X, 
and a minus 0.5 on the Z. Okay. The roll is 0; 
pitch, 092; yaw, 358. NOUN kh is 69.7 and a plus 
5^.5. DELTA-V total, 70.5; hum time, 0:0i+; 
DELTA-V, 59.9. Sirius and Rigel; 133, 200, 030. 
That will be tour jets at 12-second ullage. 

CC Okay. That's a good readback. I have your RP-3 

tracking pad. 

CMP Okay. Ready to copy. 

CC Okay. RP-3: 112:17:01, 21:51, 23:31, 2U:19, 

north ok. 

CMP Okay. Copy that. Hey, while I think about it, 

on the landmark tracking there in that lower 
attitude mark, the computer wsis pointing me - I 



Tape 72B/6 



wish I knew. I'd have_t.o get a map to look at the 
name of it, hut there i consider Sherlock. And 
then the one to the south of that, and then another 
one to the south of that. There are three in a row. 
And it was pointing to the one just soT.ith of 
Sherlock - one about the same size as IT-i. Okay. 
A readhaek on RP-3. T-1, 112:17:01; T-2, 21:51 
23:31, 2U:19; he north, Ok miles. 

Okay, that's good. And I have the - the other pads 
if you're ready to copy them, or if you want to 
press on, then we'll com.e back and pick them up 
later. Your choice. 

0lll2 UO 55 CMP Why don't I get started to the VERB ^9 attitude, 

then I'll get the rest of the pads, okay? 



CC 



CC 

CC 

CMP 
CMP 



CC 



All right, sir. I think that sounds like a good 
plan. 

And we're through with our up-link, you can go to 
BLOCK when you want to. 



Okay. Got you loud and clear, too. 

CMP Okay, Houston. Okay. PROCEED. Okay, Challenger 

and Houston. I'm maneuvering to circ burn 
attitude - Okay, sure will - Ah-ha! Great! 

01^ 12 45 1*0 CMP And, Houston; America here. While we're maneuver- 

ing I'll go to RECEIVE on the VHP, and you can 
send those pads E to N up. 



Okay. Here they come. Echo: 113:02:00 



CMP Wait minute. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Hold 

It. I'll tell those guys to go it - to RECEIVE 
only. Hey, Challenger; America. Okay, Jack, can 
you go to RECEIVE only on your VHP? I've got all 
these pads to pick up now. I'll call you when - 
when I'm all through. 

CMP Okay, Houston; America. Let's tiy it again on 

pad E. 



/ 



Tape 72B/7 



CC All righty. Pad Echo: 113:02 all zeros; Foxtrot: 

pltis 10l3.it, plus all zips, minus 0050.0; Golf: 
113:57:00.001 Hotel: 115:36:1+5.00. India: 
112:1+9:52.35. Juliett: 115:36:1+5.00. Kilo: 
117:35:^5.00. Lima: 113;ll+:2l+.91; Mike: 
119:3l+:30.00; November: llU:57:19.09. Over. 

CMP Okay, readback as follows: Echo: 113:02 all zips; 

plus 0103. 1+, all zips, minus 0050.0; Golf: 113:57 
all zips; 115:36:1+5.00. 112:1+9:52.35. 115:36:1+5.00. 
Kilo: 117:35:1+5-00. Lima: 113:ll+:2l+.91; 
lll+:3l+:30.00; HovemlDer: lll+:5T:19.09. Over. 

CC Okay, let's go back over Mike again. Hiat's 

119 : 3I+ : 30 , 00. The rest are correct. 

CMP Okay. On Mike, 119:3l+:30.00. 

CC Okay, got them all. 

CMP Amazing. 

Ol+ 12 1+9 3h CMP Okay, Challenger; America. I'm through with all 

the pads now. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 73A/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUMD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Ok 12 01 35 CDR-IM Hello, Houston. Do you read Challenger? 

Olt 12 01 CDR-m Hello, Houston. ... Challenger ...? 

Oh 12 01 58 CC Hello, Challenger; Houston. You're very, very 

•weak. Over. 

Ok 12 02 Ok cm-m Okay, Houston. Challenger ... checkout is complet 

... and we're looking at America, the beautiful. 

CC Okay, Geno, I understand you're undocked. But 

we're not reading, hut about 10 percent of what 
you're saying. Standby ... 

Ok 12 03 20 IWP-LM Houston, this is Challenger. Won't hold on the 

steerable antenna yet. It looks like I'm getting 
oscillations in up-link signal strength, and 
then it gradually drops off to zero. 

01+ 12 03 35 CC Okay, Jack. We're reading you better now. 

Understand. 

Olt 12 03 kk CDR-LM Okay, Gordo. If you're reading, you got the words 

We are undocked. Landing radar self test is GO. 
We're ready to press on to the DPS throttle check, 
and we've been looking at America, the beautiful. 
It's rare form. 



CC 



Okay, Geno. We've got that. It sounds good. 



Ol4 12 Ok 05 CDR-IM Okay, and the residuals on Fkf at undocking were 

0, minus 0.1, and 0. 

0l+ 12 Oil Ik CC Okay. We copy that. We'd like you to try the 

steerable again. 

01+ 12 01+ 35 IMP-LM Okay, Houston; we've got it. 



CC 



Okay. You sound real good; loud and clear. 



IMP-LM Okay , let me give you some NOUM 20 angles , if you 
want them. 



CC 



Go ahead. Ready to copy, 



Tape 73A/2 











IMP- 


-m 


The IM: plus 301.09, plus 28U,53, plus 359.^*8; 
the CSM: pltis three zeros 35, pliis IOU.67, 
Talus 000 S? ■ +h(= -Htup- iin-pli-nn n-tm-y 


01+ 


12 


05 


20 


CC 




Okay, Jack, We got that. 


ok 


12 


05 


25 


CDR- 


-m 


Okay, Gordo; we're ready. DPS throttle check. 
I'm ready to hit engine stop. 


Qk 


12 


05 


30 


CC 




Stand by. Okay; we're ready. 


Ok 


12 


05 


39 


CDE- 


-m 


Okay. And the light is on. The REG light is ON 


Ok 


12 


05 


51 


CC 




Roger. We're showing the ENGINE ARM circuit 
ureaiter may ue out, wouia you check that.' 


Oh 


12 


06 


17 


IMP- 


-IM 


"i^tsV • J. la buiijr , Lroray, h ±iT/Tj±e — we misseu. 
that here. Okay, we'll try it again. 


Ok 


12 


07 


21 


CDR- 


■m 


Gordy, if the throttle test looked okay, I'll go 
ENGINE ARM OFF. 


Ok 


12 


07 


26 


CC 




Okay. It looked real good. Go ahead. 


Ok 


12 


09 


23 


CDR- 


■m 


Okay, Gordy, the MASTER ARM is coming on. 


Ok 12 


09 


25 


CC 




Roger. 


Ok 


12 


09 


28 


CDR- 


■m 


I got two good lights . 


Ok 


12 


09 


30 


CC 




Two lights . 


Ok 


12 


09 


36 


CDR- 


■m 


Okay; on my mark. DESCENT PROP ISOL VALVE. 3, 
2,1- 


ok 


12 


09 


ko 


CDR- 


■IM 


MARK it. We heard it. 


ok 


12 


09 


k5 


CC 




Roger. 


ok 


12 


09 


51 


CC 




Okay; looks good. 


ok 


12 


09 


52 


mp- 


■IM 


Gordy, there was a slight upward - Gordy, there 



was an upward fluctuation in pressure in the 
manifold when we fired that. It's back to where 
it was prefiring. 

CC Okay. That's what it should have done. Jack. 



Tape 73A/3 



04 


12 


10 


24 


IMP- 


■IM 


Okay, HELIUM PRESS, DESCENT START. 3,2,1- 


04 


12 


10 


29 


LMP- 


-IM 


MAE^K it. We got it. 


04 


12 


10 


43 


IMP- 


■IM 


Okay i looks good onboard. About 2l+0 both sides 


04 


12 


10 


50 


CC 




Okay; looks good on the ground. 










CDR- 


■m 


Say, Gordy, this thing sounds a little hit like 














my stomach sounded a couple of days ago. 










CC 




Roger there. 


01+ 


12 


11 


2k 


mp- 


■m 


AGS caning on to STAUDBY. 


Ok 


12 


11 


1+2 


IMP- 


■m 


Okay. MASTER ALARM and AGS light. 


ok 


12 


12 


06 




Okay, 10 ... 110:52:00 for the time on the AGS. 


04 


12 


12 


-1 1. 
14 


cc 




Roger, Jack. 


nil 
04 


12 


12 


47 


cc 




Geno » we snow jacK s ouii idujj vaxve m duu 














DISCONNECT, Should be in SUIT PLOW. Would you 














check that for - for us, please? 


oi+ 


12 


12 


58 


CDR- 


■m 


Yes. He's in SUIT FLOW now. 


04 


12 


13 


02 


cc 




Okay. Thank you. 










CDR- 


■m 


I'll tell you - I'll tell you, this LOG sure mai 














a world of difference up here. 










cc 




Roger . 










CDR- 


■LM 


Hey, America; Challenger. 










CDR- 


•IM 


Hey, Ron; listen. This ridge you're coming on 














over - Just stick your hand out the hatch and 














grab a rock. 










CDE- 


■LM 


Well, when you're up here looking at where you 














are , it even looks lower . 


Oh 


12 


16 


52 


CC 




Challenger; Houston. I have a new AGS K factor 














for you. 


ok 


12 


16 


58 


UVIP- 


•IM 


Stand by a second. 



Tape fSA/h 



Oh 12 17 h2 IMP-IM Go with the K factor. 

Oh 12 17 hh CC Okay; it's 109 : 59 :59 .9^^- Over. 

01* 12 17 59 LMP-m 109:59:59. 9l|. 

CC That's right. 

CDE-IM Gordo, this is spectacular. It is absolutely- 
spectacular looking at that ccamnand module, 
America, down there coining across the surface. 
We're Just tracking him at about a 30-degree 
dive angle. 

CC Sounds great. 

Oil 12 18 30 CDR-IM Okay, babe; have a good time, and go get that 

landmark. Don't forget - No TEIs. See you in 
about 3 days. 

CC Geno, Houston, with a couple of items. 

IMP-IW Go ahead, Gordo. 

CC Okay. Your perilune seems to be - - 

Oil 12 19 39 CDR-IM Hey, we got the landing site, Gordo. 
CC Okay. I'll hold - - 

CDR-IM Gordo, we got the landing site. We're coming 

right over the front of it. Stand by a minute. 
You can see the Slide. I think you can see the 
Great Cross. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-IM We'll get a picture of America coming right across 
it. 

CC All righty. 

IMP-LM Super targeting. 



CDR-IM 



Gosh, we've got Family Mountain; we've got - of 
course - the Massif; we can. see the Scarp; we can 
see the light mantle; I've got the Great Cross, 
Camelot, Sherlock. 



Tape 73 A/ 5 



IMP-IM. Believe it or not, Houston, they're all there. 
CC How about that. 

IMP-M I see possible structure - possible structure in 

the upper part of the South Massif, little bit east 
of station 2. It's subhorizontal , dipping to the 
southeast, 

CDR-IM Houston, I can even see Poppy, right where we're 
going to set this baby down. 

CC Very good. 

CDR-LM As a matter of fact, I can see Rudolph. I can 
even see the triangle: Rudolph, Frosty, and 
Punk. Man, Gordo, this is absolutely spectacular. 

CC Sure sounds like it. 

Oi; 12 21 11 CDR-m We can watch Ron track ~ we can watch Ron track 

right on through the landmarks. I don't know what 
kind of results he got, but he sure had a nice 
smooth track from here. 

CC Roger. 

oh 12 21 38 IMP-IM Gordo, you can go ahead and update us with those 

words . 

OU 12 21 itl CC Okay. Your perilune is shifting west. PDI will 

be a little higher than nominal: 10.7 miles or 
65,000 feet; should be no problem. And, from the 
time you first came around until we had a solid 
lockup on the steerable on this acquisition was 
about 3 minutes. We're going to try to speed that 
up some on the next time around. We'd like you to 
ji:ist keep trying the steerable until we come to 
you - and say, "stop trying." Over, 

OU 12 22 Ih IMP-LM Okay, Gordy, understand that; and apparently this 

time, had I let it - had I waited a little longer, 
it would have dropped to zero and then come up, 
because that's what happened when I finally got 
you, I'll give it more time next time, 

CC Okay. 



Tape T3A/6 



Ok 12 22 38 CC And, Jack, I've got lots of pads for you whenever 

you're ready. 

Ok 12 23 37 IMP-LM Okay, Gordy; go with the pads. 

CC Okay. The first one is a PT6 with a CSM circ. 

IMP-m Go. 

CC Okay. NOUH 33 is 111:57:30.09; NOUW 8k: 

plus 0070.5, plus five zeros, and minus 0000. 5. 
Go ahead. 

MP-IW Okay. 111:57:30.09; plus 0070.5, plus all zeros, 
minus four zeros 5. 



CC 



Okay. Good readback. Next one I have is the no 
PDI pltis 12 abort, item Echo. 



IMP-IM Go ahead. 

CC Okay, Echo is 113:02:00.00; Foxtrot, plus 0103. 14, 

plus five zeros, minus OO5O.O; NOUW k2: 0lit2.0, 
plus OOO5.it, OllU.9; bum time is 0:1+8; 000, 
272; 373 - - 

Ok 12 25 kk CDR-IM Okay. Just a second. Give me a transponder, and 

we'll start with the radar. Jack's tied up right 
now. 

CC 373 is OIB2.O; AGS DELTA- Vs : plus 0103.7, plus 

five zeros, minus 00U9.3; Golf, 113:57:00.00; Hotel, 
11 - Okay, I'll start over. 115:36:^5.00; and the 
no DOI-2 DELTA- V^, 009 6. 6. Two remarks: throttle 

profile is 10 percent for 26 seconds, kO percent 
for the rest of the bum. Over. 

Oi+ 12 27 15 LMP-IW Okay, readback. 11 - no PDI plus 12 - 113:02 all 

zeros; plus 0103.1*, plus all zeros, minus OO5O.O; 
OIU2.O, plus three zeros 5.1+, Oil It. 9; 0:U8; all 
zeros, 272; 0182.0; plus 0103.7, plus all zeros, 
minus 001+9-3; 113:57 all zeros; 115:36:1+5.00; OO96.6; 
remarks: throttle profile 10 percent for 26 seconds; 
1+0 percent for the remainder. 



CC 



Okay, that's a good readback. Item India: 
112:1+9:52.35 - - 



Tape T3A/T 



CDR-m Say, Gordo. 
CC Go ahead. 



OU 12 28 21 CDR-IM Gordo, Gordo. Hey, Gordo; stand by. We want to 

finish the radar VHF test; and when I go to P52, 
you can finish the PADs . 



CC Okay . 

Ok 12 28 1+5 CDR-IM Okay. We're in VHF RAKGIKG, and I've got you on 

radar, Ron. We'll be q.uiet for a second and see 
if you can get a lockon. 

CDR-M Okay. 

Ok 12 29 3k CDR-IM Ok^, Gordo. The VHF ranging and radar checks 

out very well. 

CC Okay, sounds good. Tell me when you're ready for 

item India again. 

Ok 12 30 02 mP-m We cut you off, Ron. 

01+ 12 30 10 IMP-m Go ahead, Gordy. 

CC Okay. India is 112:1+9:52.35; 11:01, plus 0002.2; 

attitude is 002, 108, 290; plus 569OO , Juliett, 
115:36:1+5.00: Kilo, 117:35:1+5.00. Go ahead. 

IMP-LM Okay. It's a PDI pad; 112:1+9:52.35; 11:01, 

plus three zeros 2.2; 002, IO8, 290; plus 5690O; 
Juliett, 115:36:1+5.00; Karen, 117:35:1+5.00. Go 
ahead. 



CC Okay, that's a good readhack. Lima is 113:ll+:2l+.91; 

Maytro [?], 119 :3l+:30 .00 ; and November is 
lll+:57:19.09. And your T-2 at PDI - T-2 will be 
at PDI plus 2l+:33. 



LMP-LM 2l+:33? 

CC That's affirmative. 

mP-IM Okay, Linda is 113:ll+ :2l+,91; Mary is 119 :3l+ :30.00 , 
and Nancy is III+ :57 :19 .09 . 



Tape 73A/8 



CC That's a good readback. 

CC Okay, one thing left. Jack, is the SHe pressures 

on the PDI page. 

mp-m Go ahead. 

Ol+ 12 33 30 CC Okay; at T. , the pressure will he 1310; plus 

1 minute » ll+lO ; 2 minutes, ikOO; 3 minutes, 1310; 
and k minutes, 1230. Over. 

MP-IM Okay, I got those. Thank you. 

CC Roger. 

Ok 12 kl 25 CMP-CM You're loud and clear. 

OU 12 kk 58 IMP-LM Roger, America. Have a good burn. You look 

Just as pretty in earthlight as you do in siinli^t. 

CC We see that. Looks like a good job. 

Ol+ 12 k5 36 LMP-m Yes, but it's not an easy one, Gordo. 

mP~m Go ahead. 

Ok 12 k6 Ik LMP-LM Okay, RECEIVE only. We got your GO, Gordo? 

CC That's affirmative, torque them. 

Ok 12 U7 29 CC Challenger, we need AFT omni and select the 

steerable to SLEW. Jtod LOW bit rate. 

Ok 12 k8 13 CC Challenger, select FORWARD omni, please. 

IMP-IM Okay, Gordo, the COAS alignment's good and the 
DAP is retracking. 

CC Okay, and like the rest of the spacecraft, the 

platform's beautiful, there's no drift compensation 
or PIPA bias update. Over. 

IMP-m Beautiful. It's ... like a ... 

CC Roger. Give you one update, you can write it in 

the Timeline, page 8; the T-1 time is PDI plus 1T:00. 
Over. 



Tape 73A/9 



Olt 12 kg 52 CDR-m Okay; T-1 is PDI plus 17:00, we got it, 

GC Roger, 
Ok 12 50 30 MP-LM Okay, Hoiiston, you got POO and DATA. 

CC Okay . 

IMP-IM Gordo, can I start maneuvering to the AGS cal while 
you're getting those updates - up-links ready? 

CC Okay, we'd like the steeratle hack again. Try 

PITCH of miniis 25 , and YAW of minus 72 . 

Oi» 12 52 26 mP-m Okay; you got the steerable. 

CC Okay, we need HIGH bit rate. 

CC If we start on the up-links now, we'll get that in 

before we go to the AGS cal attitude. Over. 

LMP-IM Okay, Gordo, I've got - I've got the Earth and the 
direction I have to maneuver is nothing but good 
for the high gain, so I'll start over slowly. 

Ok 12 53 07 CC Okay. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape T3B/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUIID VOICE TI^AIISCRIPTION 

Ok 12 56 28 CMP Hey, Challenger; America. Are you still with me? 

Okay; I got something like, "yes." 

CMP Okay, I Just wanted to make sure on the voice 

check if we still have the VHP problem. 

Ok 12 57 25 CMP Okay; loud and clear OMNI, Jack. 



CMP 



Challenger, America. Read you loud and clear OMNI, 



OI+ 12 57 59 CC Okay, America, we show you inside of 20 minutes, 

saying you have a GO for circ. 

CMP Houston, America. Roger. We'll do ovir best. 

Ok 13 00 01 CMP Okay, we're in burn attitude, and we don't have 

any sextant star check this time. And we're in 
PkO; got a 58 10; align the old GDC, 

Ok 13 00 3k CMP Okay, GDC is aligned. 

Ok 13 01 13 CMP STAB CONTROL and SPS breakers are CLOSED. MANUAL 

ATTITUDE are RATE COMMAND. 

Ok 13 01 20 CMP LIMIT CYCLE OFF. DEAD BAND, MIN. RATE to LOW. 

SERVO POWERS in RATE COMMAND. 

OU 13 01 kl CMP Okay, DELTA-V^^, is in CSM. GIMBAL DRIVE PITCH and 

YAW is in AUTO. Standing by for the bus ties. 

CC Hey, looking good. 

CMP Okay. 

Ok 13 06 36 CC Okay, America. About a minute \intil LOS. All 

systems look good. We'll see you on the other side 
with a good circ . 

Ol^ 13 06 1*7 CMP Okay. Mighty fine. 



Tape 73B/2 

Ol+ 13 25 XX BEGIN LUHAR REV 13 

ok 13 55 00 CC America, Houston standing ty. 

Ok 13 55 09 CMP Hey, Houston, This is America. Good burn. 

CC Okay. Glad to hear it. 

CMP And I'll give you some dope here. Okay, it was on 

time. Burn time, as near as I can tell, was 
it seconds. V^^ was 69.9. Okay. The trim angles 

were 357, 89, and k degrees of yaw. Okay, at the 
completion of the burn there, the NOUN 85 's. 

IMP-IM Okay, Houston. This is Challenger. How do you 
read . . . LM data? 

Ok 13 55 55 CMP The NOUN 85 's were plus 1.70 and a minus 0.6. 

They are trimmed out to 00 and a plus 0.1, 
DELTA- was minus 10.0. 

LMP-LM . , . , Houston . How do you read Challenger? 



CMP 



CC 



And I didn't look at that one lintil 112 plus 00. 
Oxidizer was 30.3. Fuel was 31.1. And unbalance 
was minus 200. Over. 



Okay, that sounds good. 
And - oh, P76 was good on the LM, too. 
Okay, sir. I've got your P2l^ pad. 
CMP I'm on . . , three. 

CMP Okay, I'd better take it first. 



CMP 
CC 



CC 



Okay. I'll give you a 17-1. 112:50:52, 55:^+2, 
57:22, 58:10; north 02. 



CMP (Laughter) Okay, Ken; Jack keeps talking every time 

you do. So maybe you can keep one ear on them or 
something. I got T-1 and 112:50:52; and I think 
T-2 was 55:^+2, and that's all I got. 



Tape T3B/3 



CC 



Okay , America. Are you ready to try again on the 
I>2k pad? 



CMP Okay. Let's try it now. 

CC Okay. 17-1: 112:50:52, 55:^2, 57:22, 58:10; 

north 02. 

CMP Okay; I copied that that time. 112:50:52, 55:^2, 

57:22, 58:10; north 02 miles. 

CC Okay, that's correct. And you were starting to 

say something about your RPs - target? 

CMP Yes. RP-3 is Just about the limit of high Sun angle 

that you could take to track that thing. I could 
track it up to TCA. And then, from TCA on across, 
you could hardly even tell there was a crater there, 
at all. It's just completely washed out. 

CC Okay. I'll keep that in mind when they look at it. 

CMP I think we got some good marks on it anyhow, though. 

CC Real fine. 

Ok Ik 00 06 CMP Also, Houston, I lost the landmark at 2k:01 instead 

of 2k:19. 



CC Okay . 

ok Ik 01 lU CC Okay, America, We've taien one last look around 

your bird and it's looking good. So at least your 
half is GO for PDI. 



CMP Okay, mighty fine. And I think that chamber pres- 

sure was up around 95. I really couldn't swear to 
it. So you might take a look at the read-out on 
the playback. 

CC Okay. You got a mighty fast scamp ... to see all 

that . 

CMP (Chuckle) That's what I say. I really couldn't 

swear to it . 



Tape 73B/1+ 

Ok Ih 06 12 CC And, America; Houston. We haven't watched you 

load P2k yet. 

CMP Yes, that's a good point, I'll go ahead and get 

01+ Ik 10 Itl CC Coming up on T-1. 

CMP Okay, Ken. Thank you. 

01+ ll+ 15 39 CC Five seconds to T-2 



END OF TAPE 



Tape fkA/l 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GEOUND VOICE TRAHSCRIPTION 

OU 12 56 01 CC Challenger, Houston. It's your computer. UP 

DATA LINK, OFF. 

LMP-LM Roger . 

LMP-LM Still with you. 

LMP-LM Say again, Ron. Okay, I'll have to give you 
another one here in a minute. 

01+ 12 57 23 LMP-LM Okay, how do you read? You're loud and clear. 

oh 13 02 18 CC Challenger, Houston. You're GO for DOI-2. 

LMP-LM Thank you, Gordo, We're GO here for DOI 2. 

LMP-LM Okay, Houston, did you get the AGS cal numbers? 

CC Challenger, that's affirmative. 

LMP-LM Okay, it all looks pretty good to me. 5U6 may 

have been a little more than specs, but it looks 
pretty good. 

CC Okay, looks good here. 

CC Jack, have you gone through an omni? If you have, 

go LOW BIT RATE. 

LMP-LM Okay, we got you on an omni and LOW BIT, RA - 

Olt 13 06 50 CC Okay. 

Oh 13 56 13 LMP-LM Hello, Houston. How do you read Challenger? 

CC Challenger, you're loud and clear. 

LMP-LM Hello, Houston. How do you read Challenger on 
an omni right now? 

CC Okay, Challenger, you're loud and clear on the 

omni. How did it go? 

LMP-LM Okay, The burn was GO. We're in a T-mile perigee 
on the PGNS, and we had 0, plus 0.1 and plus 0.1 
residuals. 



Tape 



CC Okay, sounds good. 

LMP-LM Ok - Okay, Gordy, I'm going to try the high gain. 
I had you locked up once, and then I lost you. 
Let me try it again. 

CC We concur. Go ahead. Jack. 

LMP-LM Okay, Gordy, that's my fault. I didn't know you 
were up-linking. You've got the omni, and I'll 
leave it. 

Oh 13 58 07 CC Okay, we'll stay on the omni for the up-link. 

LMP-LM Okay, Gordy, ED BATs are 37.2, both batteries. 

The ascent battery on time was 112:19:00, about 
k minutes late. 

CC Okay, Jack. Copy. 

CC Jack, we want BATTERY 3 OFF for preconditioning. 

LMP-LM Roger . 

CC Challenger, we'd like you to verify that the ... 

LMP-LM And ve did Gordy. 

CC ... is egress . 

LIvlP-LM That's verified. 

CC Roger. 

LMP-LM And do you have a 231 update? 

CC Stand by. Negative. No change, Jack. 

LMP-LM Roger. 

CDR-LM Okay, Gordo, how do you read CDR on VOX? 

CC CDR, you're loud and clear on VOX. 

LMP-LM Okay. How do you read the LMP on VOX? 



Tape lhk/3, 



CC Loud and clear. Jack. 

CDR-LM Okay. Gordo, up until this time, the bird has 
looked beautiful - perfectly plain. All the 
check's have come out just as advertised, 

CC Okay, sounds good. 

Oh Ik 00 U8 LMP-LM And we're looking at 9 minutes and 5 seconds 

from PDI. 

CC Challenger, do you see a VERB 33 out of DSKY? 

If you do, ENTER it. 

LMP-LM Okay, it's there, and I will ENTER. 

CC Roger. 

IMP-LM Okay, it took; and I'm showing POO. 
CC Okay. lour computer; the up-link's in. 

Oh Ih 01 20 LMP-LM Okay, we've got a tone on the upvoice backup. 
CC Roger. 

Oi+ 11+ 01 26 CDR-LM VERB hi coming in at you. Jack. Okay, hit it. 

Okay, I got it. 2l40 - wait - 231, 5690O, that's 
supposed to be. Okay, 569OO ... 2l+0s are the 
same - 569OO. Okay? Okay, 25^+ is plus Q\9hh . 
Okay. Okay, 262 is minus OOlUS. Okay, UOO plus 3, 
and I'll watch it. 

LMP-LM How's it look? 



LMP-LM 



It's - it's had that all the way along - a little 
bit of roll bias. 



CDR-LM Okay. That's good. 1+00 plus 1. 
LMP-LM ItOO plus 1 is in. 

CDR-LM Okay, and we do have your needle. ¥e do have 
yoiir needle. 

LMP-LM Okay. 



Tape 'Jkk/k 



1 



CDR-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

CC 

LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 

CC 

LMP-LM 
01+ Ik Oh 26 CC 

LMP-LM 



Okay, and there's VERB 83 looking at you. Our 
CROSSPOINTERS are LOW MULT for you. Okay, and 
there's VERB 83- Give me a 317 and a hhO. 

Challenger, Houston. We'd like you to try the 
high gain once more. PITCH is minus - PITCH is 
zero and YAW plus 59. 

Are you happy with this. Jack? Let me ... 63. 

Yes. Go ahead. 

Okay. 

That's good. 

Gordy, understand no NOIM 68 prior to P63 or 
NOUN 69, right? 

That's affirmative. 

... you need to ask him anything, I'll try to 
high gain. 

No. Go ahead; try it. 
Try the high gain, Gordy. 
Okay. 

Okay, it's locked up in AUTO. 
Roger. 

And, Gordy, he advised that you're clipping on 
your first word. 

Okay, Jack. We'd like you to set UlO in the 
AGS to all balls. Plus all balls. 

That's 4lO, UlO not kOQ. Check that again. 

That's affirmative; UlQ. 

Thank you, Gordy. 



Tape lkk/3 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 

CC 

LMP-LM 

CC 

LMP-LM 

Ok Ik 05 38 LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
Ok Xk 05 51 CC 

CDR-LM 

CDR-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



You better go "back and check 400 now. 

It's okay. I fixed it. 

Okay. 

Oh, man, are we down among them, bahe! Whooh! 

Challenger, Houston. I have a PDI T. update. 

It's 112:1*9:51.87. And NOUN 6l cross range should 
be a plus 2.8. Over. 

Okay. Say the seconds again on the PDI. 

PDI seconds are 51. 87. Over. 

Okay. And the cross range? 

Cross range is - is a plus 2.8. Over. 

Okay, Gordy. That clock checks with - with our 
time out of P63. 

The LANDING RADAE breaker's IN, I've got altitude, 
velocity, power. We're coming up on k minutes. 

I'll give you the final trim at k. 

Okay. 

Challenger, Houston. You're GO for PDI. 

Oh, thank you, Gordy. We are GO up here for PDI; 
doing the final trim at it. 

Hello, America. Do you read Challenger? 

Hey, Jack, you can check your watch. 

Okay. 

At 2 minutes, I'll get the MASTER ARM. 
All right . 



Tape 7UA/6 



CDR-LM At 30 seconds, I'll get the ENGINE ARM; and we'll 
watch the PGFS tapemeter pick up average g. If 
you give me a GO on the ullage, I'll back up the 
ullage . 

LMP-IiM Okay . 

Ql+ Ik 06 52 CDR-LM And I'll back up the START. 

CC Challenger, should we lose the steerable, 

CDR-LM You get the steerable. 

CC go FORWARD OMNI. 

CDR-LM Roger. FORWARD OMNI. 

LMP-LM ... down a little bit. 

Ok Ik 07 15 CDR-LM Okay, 02:1+1. 

Okay, we picked it all up. Power still good. 



CDR-LM 



LMP-LM Okay. Coming up on 2 minutes; I'm changing over 
here. 

CDR-LM Okay. 

01+ 11+ 07 3k LMP-LM MASTER ARM, ON - 2 minutes. 

CDR-LM Okay, Houston. 2 minutes. MASTER ARM is ON. I've 
got two good lights . 

CC Roger. 

Olf lit 08 01 LMP-LM MODE SELECT is PONS. 



CDR-LM 



Okay. Once again, in average g, I'll get the 
ENGINE ARM. You confirm the ullage, I'll get the 
PRO. I'll back up the ullage and get the START. 



LMP-LM Roger , 



CC 



Challenger, we're going to leave BAT 3, OFF, 



LMP-LM ... AUTO, AUTO. 



Tape T^+A/T 



CC 



until after ignition. We'll call you. 



01+ lit 08 56 

Ok Ik 09 19 

Oi+ 111 09 30 
Ok Ik 09 1*8 

Ok Ik 09 56 

Ok Ik 10 01 



LMP-LM Roger. Yes, I should have put that on like we 



CDR-LM Man, I'll tell you, we are getting close. 

LMP-LM Looking out your window is really strange. 
(Laughter). From over here. 

CDR-LM One minute, Houston, and we're standing "by. We're 
. GO for PDI. 

CC Roger. You're looking good here. 

LMP-LM Okay, approaching 30 seconds. Blank, DSKY. 

CDR-LM DSKY blank? 

LMP-LM Average g. Got two lights. 

LMP-LM Okay, ENGINE ARM is DESCENT. I think the tapemeter 
drove. I'm not sure. Confirm the ullage. Stand- 
ing by for ullage. Ten seconds. 

LMP-LM Fuel ullage. We've got ullage. PROCEED on the 99. 
It took. 2, 1, 0 - 

LMP-LM IGNITION. IGNITION, Houston. Attitude looks good. 

LMP-LM ENGINE OVERRIDE is ON, MASTER ARM is OFF. We got 

a DESCENT QUANTITY light ON at ignition, just prior 
to ignition. 

CDR-LM DPC [?] tank's good. RCS is good at 15 seconds. 
CC Roger. 

LMP-LM RCS is golden. Should be stable throttle up. 



talked about. 



Stand by . . . 



CDR-LM 



. .. Houston. And the computer likes it. 



CC 



Roger. 



LMP-LM 



Still got the QUANTITY light ON. 



Tape Ti+A/8 



CDR-LM Okay, attitude looks good. Jack. 
LMP-LM Okay. At 30 seconds. Should have about 108. 
CDR-LM Oh, boy. 

LMP-LM AGS and PONS are CLOSED. 

CDR-LM Okay, coming up on 1 minute. 

LMP-LM One minute, you ought to have 98. 

CDR-LM Okay, H-dot is high right now. 

01+ Ik 10 57 LMP-M MARK it, 1 minute. 

CDR-LM Altitude's high. 

CC Challenger, Houston. I have a NOUM 69 

LMP-LM ... looks good, Houston. 

pliis 031+00, plus 3itOO feet. Over. 

LMP-LM You're looking at it. 

01+ 11+ 11 17 CDR-LM Okay; 3^00. I confirm. 

Challenger, you're GO for EMTER. 



CC 



LMP-LM Roger. GO for ENTER 01:30. We're GO coming 

through 5TK. Okay, the altitude's high and the 
H-dot is high. ... - that's right. 

Okay. At 1 - 2 minutes, you ought to have 89 on 
the ball. We're still 30 feet per second high in 
H-dot. But we're about 8000 feet high 



LMP-LM 



CC Challenger, Houston - - 
IW-LM 7000 



CC 



We'd like you to cycle the PQGS switch OFF and 
then back ON. 



Tape 7^A/9 



CDR-LM Okay, Houston. Coming up on 2 minutes. 

Ok Ik 12 01 LMP-LM Okay. It's OFF. And it's back ON. QUMTITY 

light is out. 

CC Roger. That should be good now. 

LMP-LM And, Houston, ve - Okay, we have ENGINE THRUST and 
COMMANDED THRUST, full-scale high. 

CC Roger. 

LMP-LM Man, that looks good. 

CDR-LM Okay, babe, let's check them at 02:30. 
LMP-LM RCS looks good. 
Ok Ik 12 27 CDR-LM 02:30, I'm about 89 degrees - - 
LMP-LM Cabin looks great - - 
CDR-LM coming through 51 5. 

LMP-LM 89 is great. We're catching up - on our altitude. 

We should start dropping H-dot here a little bit, 
AGS and FNGS are together. AGS has us a little 
bit out of plane. And we're north - has . us north 
of track. 

CC Challenger, Houston - - 

LMP-LM Houston, we're ... up on 3 minutes, we're GO and - - 
01+ 11+ 12 ^k CC - - you're GO at 3. 

LMP-LM -- - we're out of U9K. 
CDR-LM Roger. Understand we're GO. 

LMP-LM Okay. At 3 minutes. 82 's your ball number. We're 
still looking for the right altitude. So H-dot 
is high. 

CDR-LM Okay. The day of reckoning comes at k minutes. Jack. 

Got the weight building up, looking good. Attitudes 
are good. 



Tape lkA/10 



LMP-LM Okay, at 03:30, you ought to have 79 

CDR-LM And it's right on. 



LMP-LM 



We're still a little high - about 2500 feet. H-dot 
is still high. Okay. The tapemeter moves in spurts 
and jerks, both on altitude and altitude rate. 



CDR-LM Yes . 

01+ Ik 13 58 CC Challenger, Houston. You're GO at 1+ minutes. 

LMP-LM Yes. ED BATs are 37.2. 

CC Roger. ED BATs. 

LMP-LM ED BATs are 3 

CDR-LM Okay. 

LMP-LM Okay, Gordo, yaw's coming at 3k0. 

CC Roger. 

LMP-LM And the radar lights are out. Beautiful. 

CC Okay, sounds great. Both systems are GO 

LMP-LM You're looking at DELTA-H. 

CC right on the line. 

LMP-LM Okay. You're looking at DELTA-H. 

CC And you're GO for a VERB 57. 

Ok Ik Ik 3k LMP-LM Okay, VERB 57 is in. Hey, Houston, is the AGS 

out of plane correct? 

CC Stand by. 



Okay, coming up on 5 minutes. Jack. Let's take a 
check at it. About Ik degrees. 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM That's good 



Tape TUa/II 



CDR-LM 70 feet per second; we're coining down 36 - you're 
still . . . - - 

Ok Ik Ik 56 CC Challenger, you're GO at 5 minutes - - 

CDR-LM down at 30 

the AGS out of plane looks okay to us. 



CC 
CDR-LM 

CC 



Okay. GO at 5. We're out of 365 now. We've 
got the Earth right out the front window. 

Challenger, Houston. BATTERY 3, OK, at your 
convenience. 



Oi+ li; 15 23 LMP-LM BATTERY 3 is ON. 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



05:30, Gordo. We're GO. We're out of 3kK. 

73, 3^+. We're right on altitude. The H-dot ought 
to start dropping off. 



CDR-LM Except that we want to keep it high. We're allowed 
two quick looks out the window, one now and one 
when we pitch over. 

LMP-LM I can't see a thing except the Earth. 

CDR-LM That's what I'm telling you to look at. 

LMP-LM (Laughter) Ok, there's the old Earth. Okay, 
Houston, coming up on 6 minutes. Six minutes, 
you ought to have 72 on your "ball. 

Oi* Ik 15 56 CC Challenger, you're GO at 6, 

CDR-LM 72 and GO. 



LMP-LM 



31. Altitude's great. H-dot 's great. AGS and 
PNGS are very close, couple feet per second 
difference. 



CDR-D4 Okay. 



Tape lkk/12 



Oh Ok 16 10 LMP-m Okay, Houston. We went over the hump. DELTA-H 

Just jumped, 

CC Roger. 

LMP-LM And looks like it's back down. 
Roger. Sounds good. 



CC 



LMP-LM 06:30, Geno. It looks good, babe. T2. Altitude 
is right on. H-dot is very close. 

CDR-LM Okay, 30K, YAW to zero. 



CC 



Throttle down time, 7 plus 26, 



LMP-LM 7 plus 26. 
CC Okay. 

CDR-LM Okay, we got everything - We're YAW at zero. 

04 Ik 16 56 LMP-LM Okay. At 7 minutes, 67 's your angle, 26 - 27- 

that ' s great ... - - ' ' 

OU lU 16 59 CC Challenger, you're GO at 7. 

LMP-LM - - H-dot 's slightly high, but okay. 

CDR-LM Okay, Gordo. We're GO at 7, we're now at 

25,000 feet. We're quite a bit out of the com- 
mand module plane, but I guess we're on target. 
Okay, watch the throttle, now. Here it comes. 

LMP/CDR- Throttle down - 
LM 

Qh Ik 17 22 LMP-LM - at 27; computer likes it. Beautiful. 
CC Roger. 

01. lU 17 29 CDR-m Okay, 07:30, 63. Okay, 1^5 to pitchover. Jack. 
Oil 111 17 3k LMP-LM Okay. 63's your angle, about 56 now. 



Tape lkk/13 



CDR-LM Okay, that's getting closer. 

LMP-LM H-dot and H are great. Standing by for the camera. 

CDR-LM 19K, Houston. We're GO coming up on 8. 

Ok Jk IT 55 LMP-LM Okay. The old camera's on, Gordy. Believe 

it or not. 

Oi+ Ih IT 58 CC Hov about that. You're GO at 8. Monitor fuel, 2. 

LMP-LM Fuel 2, 2T. That's good. 

CDR-LM Come on, haby. 

Oil Ik 18 13 LMP-LM Okay, at 08:30, Gene. 

Ok lit 18 IT CDR-LM Okay, I got the South Massif. 

OU lit 18 21 LMP-LM Okay, update the AGS, Houston? ... 

CDR-LM Yes. 

CC That's affirmative; update the AGS. 

Ok Ik 18 35 CDR-LM Okay, Gordo, I've got Nansen ; I've got Lara; 

and I've got the Scarp. Oh, man, we're level 
with the top of the Massifs, now. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-LM Okay, 151 - 1510 ENTER. Okay, Jack, - - 

01+ Ik 18 53 CC Challenger. You're GO at 9. 

CDR-LM pitchover is at 24; 2k is pitchover. 

Ok Ik 18 58 LMP-LM Okay, Gordo, we're out of 11,000 at 9. Okay, 

stand by for pitchover. Oh, are we coming in. 
Oh, baby. 

04 Ik 19 11 LMP-LM ... through 9000. 

Ok 14 19 12 CDR-LM Stand by for pitchover. Jack. 



Tape fkA/lk 

Oh Ih 19 Ik LMP-LM 8000. 

Oi+ li+ 19 15 CDR-LM I'll need the PRO. 

LMP-LM I'll give it to you. 

Ok Ik 19 18 CDR-LM Pitchover. 

Ok Ik 19 19 LMP-LM There it is! PROCEEDed. 

Ok Ik 19 21 CDR-LM And there it is, Houston. There's Cajnelot! Wow! 

Right on target, 

LMP-LM I see it. 

CDR-LM We got them all. 

Oi+ 14 19 26 LMP-IM Forty-tvo degrees, 37 degrees through 5500, 

38 degrees - - 

01+ 14 19 32 CC Challenger, you're GO for landing. 

04 14 19 34 LMP-LM - - 5000 feet, 4o - 42 degrees through 4000, 47 now; 

47 degrees through 3500; 49 degrees; 3000 feet, 

53 degrees . 

04 14 19 54 CDR-LM Okay, I've got Barjea; I've got Poppy; I've got 

the triangle. 

04 14 19 59 LMP-LM At 2500 feet, 52 degrees. The H-dot is good. At 

2000, H-dot is good. Fuel is good. 1500 feet, 

54 degrees. Gene. Approaching 1000, approaching 
1000 feet, 57 degrees. Okay, you're through 1000, 
and I'm checking - radar altitude and PNGS 
altitudes agree. You're through 800 feet. H-dot 's 
a little high. 

CDR-LM Hey, I don't need the numbers any more. 

04 14 20 32 LMP-IM Okay, you're 31 feet per second, going down 

through 500; 25 feet per second through 400. 
That's a little high, Geno. 



CDR-LM 



Okay. 



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Ok Ik 20 1+2 LMP-LM 300 feet, 15 feet per second. A little high. 

H-dot's a little high. 

Ok Ik 20 51 CDR-LM Okay. I've got P66. 

01+ lit 20 55 LMP-LM Okay; 9. feet per second, down at 200. Going down 

at. 5. Going down at 5, Going down at 10. Cut 
the H-dot. The fuel's good. 110 feet. Stand by 
for some dust. Little forward. Gene. 

CDR-LM 

0l+ ll+ 21 15 LMP-LM Move her forward a little. 90 feet. Little 

forward velocity. 80 feet, going down at 3. 
Getting a little dust. We're at k - 60 feet, 
going down ahout 2. Very little dust. Very 
little dust, 1+0 feet, going down at 3. 

01+ 11+ 21 1+2 CDR-LM Stand by for touchdown. 

01+ 11+ 21 1+3 LMP-LM Stand by. 25 feet, down at 2. Fuel's good. 

20 feet. Going down at 2. 10 feet. 10 feet - 

01+ 11+ 21 58 LMP-LM CONTACT. 

01+ ll+ 22 03 LMP-LM *** op, push. Engine stop; ENGINE ARM; PROCEED; 

COMMAND override, OFF; MODE CONTROL, ATT HOLD; 
PGNS, AUTO. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape TUB/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUWD VOICE TRAMSCRIPTIOH 

Ol+ ik 22 56 CMP Hey, Challenger; this is America. I heard you all 

the way down . That ' s great . Beaut i ful . 

Oi+ lit 26 21 CC And, America; we have a STAY for T-1. 

CMP Challenger - understand a STAY for T-1. Good. 

ok ih 31 17 CC And, America, I have a pan camera photo pad whenever 

you're ready for it. It'll go on page 129. 

Ok Ik 33 33 CC America, Houston. The LM has a STAY for T-2, 

CMP Hey, okay. Great, STAY for T-2. Beautiful. 

CC Okay, and I 

CMP Looks like they hit the right spot? 

CC Yes. They must he right in there. And I got your 

pan camera photo pad, whenever you're ready for it 
on 129. That's page 129- Excuse me. 





CMP 


Okay . 


Just a second. 




CMP 


Okay. 


Ready to copy . 


Ok Ik 3k 19 


CC 


Okay. 


T-start: lli+:03:ll; T-stop: llU:33:l8. 




CMP 


Okay. 


T-start: 114:03:11; stop: llU:33:l8. 




CC 


Okay, 


That's correct. 


Ok Ik 35 08 


CC 


And, 


America, we're ready for the HIGH GAIN to . 


OU lli 35 15 


CMP 


Okay. 


You have it . 


OU Ik 37 05 


CMP 


Yes. 


It ' s a good thing it ' s in the sextant he- 



cause you can't see it in the telescope. The 
Earth is in the field of view. 

CC Are you able to get something in the sextant , or 

would you like for us to look for some new stars 
and attitudes? 



Tape jkB/2 



CMP No. You can see them in the sextant real well. Ken, 

You just can't see them in the telescope. 



CC 



CC 
CMP 



CC 

CMP 

CC 

CMP 



Okay. That's a mighty pretty thing to look at in 
the telescope, though, isn't it? 



CMP Yes, it sure is. 



CMP You know, I noticed there's even a lot of difference 

in earthshine and - and in the double umhra. You 
get in earthshine on the thing , and it ' s - it ' s 
hard to see the stars even if you don't have the 
Earth in there . 

Yes. That - that makes a surprising difference. 

The double umbra on the back side of the Moon - 
Yes. The double umbra on the back side of the 
Moon is even better than the simulator (laughter).' 

Oh Ik 39 36 CMP Okay. If those look good to you, I'll torque at 20. 

CC Okay. That looks good. 

Ok Ik 1+5 18 CMP Okay, Houston; this is America. I think I'll go 

ahead and use a shaft, 200.12, and a 57.1+TO. 

CC Okay. We copied that. 

CMP That's for the COAS cal. 



All righty. That thing flies a little better than 
the simulator on that, doesn't it? 

Yes. It sure does. It's outstanding, as a matter 
of fact. You can even see the star out here. 

Yes, it's a rather wondrous thing. When you get 
aj^ound to it, I've got a HYDROGEN tank 1 call, 
I'd like to have you turn that to OFF. 

Okay. Let me get started here in the P20 attitude. 



CC Sure thing. 

Oil Ik kQ 01 CMP Okay. GO on the . . . TANKS. 



Tape 7k-B/3 



CC Okay., That's HYDROGEN tank number 1 shoiild be 

turned OFF. 

OU ll* U8 26 CMP Okay. FAMS, number 1, OFF. 

CC Okay. And I missed seeing you set the VEBB kh . 

Did you get that one in? 

CMP Yes. I did it while I was doing the P52 for 

pericynthion. I'll do it again. 

Ok Ik U8 56 CC Okay. It's all - it looks good, Ron. 

CMP Okay . 

01+ lit kg 12 CMP And RENDEZVOUS TRANSPONDER is OFF. 

CC Okay. Thank you. 

Ol* 111 50 28 CMP Okay. PAN CAMERA POWER is coming OFF. 

CC All right. 

OI+ II4 50 kl' CMP And the VHF is OFF to RECEIVE ONLY - is OFF. 

CC Okay . And Olso ' s [ ? ] standing here with baited 

breath . 

CMP He's ready to go to work, isn't he? 

CC Yes. He's chomping at the bit. 

Ol* lU 51 07 CMP Okay. We're in DEPLOY/RETRACT. Circuit breakers 

are IN. 

Ok Ik 51 11 CMP SM/AC POWER'S ON, and those circuit breakers are 

IN. So 181 's squared away. 

Ql* Ik 51 27 CMP Okay. DATA SYSTEM is going ON. 

. CC Okay. 

01+ Ik 51 33 CMP IE is going ON. 

OI+ lit 51 37 CMP UV is going ON. Okay. Let's open a few covers. 

Ok ik 52 08 CMP Okay, MAPPING CAMERA. LASER ALTIMETER. Barber 

, pole;, and then a gray. 



Tape jkB/k 



Ok Ih 32 18 CMP IR; "barber pole, and a gray. 

Oi+ Ih 52 26 CMP UV COVER; barber pole, and a gray. And we'll try 

timing the old mapping camera. See how she does 
this time. 

CC Okay. 

CMP I'll watch it. Okay, 3, 2, 1 - 

01+ II+ 52 50 CMP MARK it. 

OU Ik 52 52 CC Okay. Got my clock running. 

CMP Okay. 

Ok Ik 55 01 CMP Still barber pole. 

CC Yes. We're commenting on the same thing. We 

don't have any data yet, but ... - - 

CMP (Laughter) 

CMP Hey, it went gray. 

Ol* lit 56 10 CMP MARK it. 

CC Okay. Thank you. 

CMP About 3 minutes and 20 seconds, wasn't it? 

CC Yes, sir. 03:21. Okay, Ron. And before we get 

started this morning, we skipped the Lithiian canir.ter, 
and that was back at IO8 hours and 10 minutes on 
page 3-109 . So, at your convenience, you might 
want to catch up on that one. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. Do you have it handy there? 

What it is? Which one? 

CC Yes. Just a second. I'll read it to you. 

CMP Can you just tell me? 

Ok Ik 57 00 CC Okay. We wanted to take 11 into A, and stow num- 

ber 9» which you're going to take out, into A-9. 

CMP Into A-9. Okay. That must be where 11 is then. 



Tape 



CC Eleven should ,13 e , in - Yes, okay. Get all of you 

in A-9 now, hopef\illy. 

CMP (Whistling) 

Ok 15 01 01 CMP Okay. "Ch^ old lithiim hydroxide canister's changed. 

CC Okay. Thank you. 

CMP And, Ken, can you give me a hack on Houston time 

there? Or Greenwich mean time or something so I 
can set my watch? 

Oh 15 02 l6 CC Okay. I'll give you Houston time. It's 

lU:35:21 - 2- 3- ^t-5. 

CMP Okay. Mighty fine. Thank you. 

Ok 15 03 25 CC Okay, America. We're ahout 3 minutes from LOS. 

All systems look good. And G&C has noticed that 
you've got the OPTICS not in ZERO, and next time 
you're down that way, it would make everybody feel 
"better if you'd put it there. It's not - not some- 
thing that you have to do right away. 

CMP (Laughter) Okay. Will do. Good way to keep me 

honest . 

oh 15 03 58 CC And a ... to that. 

Olt 15 2l+ XX BEGIN LUNAR REV ih 

Oh 15 52 15 CC America, Houston. 

CMP Do-de-do-do. Looks like we're about to acquire. 

CC America, Houston. 

CMP 33:l8 is stop time. No, no. That's better than 

having a trail. Let's try It. Cantaro [?]. 
Wtioops. Good work. There it goes. Just about 
to make it. 



Oh 15 53 22 CMP 



MAP CAMERA is STANDBY. 



Tape ThB/6 

Oh 15 53 37 CC America, Houston. We're reading you. 

OUl5 53^U CMP Okay. Just about have you, Houston - 

END OF TAPE 



How us? 



Tape T5A/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Ok Ik 22 11 CDR-LM Okay, Houston. The Challenger has landed! 

CC Roger, Challenger . That's super. 

LKP-LM Okay, Parker valves - Bqy, you bet it is, Gordo. 

CDR-LM Boy, when you said shut down, I shut down and we 
dropped, didn't we? 

LMP-LM Yes, sir. But we is here; man, is we here. How 
does that look? 

CDR-LM That looks good. 

0^+ Ik 22 35 LMP-LM Pressure - pressures look great. Tank 2 is down 

just a little from before. 

Oil lU 22 UO CDR-LM The ENGINE OVERRIDE is OFF ... 

Ok Ik 22 kl LMP-LM Manifold is great. Manifold is right on. Get - 

go to JETS. 

01+ ll+ 22 kk CDR-LM Okay. I am JETS. 

LMP-LM Okay. That side's complete. Houston, you can 

tell America that Challenger is at Taiunis-Littrow. 

CC We'll do it. 

CDR-LM Ron, I had the meatball all the way. Jack, are 

we going to have some nice boulders in this area. 

0!+ Ik 23 08 LMP-LM Okay. The old camera's off, 

CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok Ik 23 12 LMP-LM LANDING RADAR breaker, OPEN. Checking the water. 

.And, Gordy, ascent tank 1, we started out a little 
low. It's still - same place. That's water. 

CC Roger, Jack. 



Tape T5A/2 

Oh Ik 23 28 LMP-LM Batteries look good. 

CDR-LM Oh, man. Look at that rock out there. 

LMP-LM Absolutely incredible. Absolutely incredible. 

CDR-LM I think I can see the rim of Camelot. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-LM Epic moment of ray life. 

LMP-LM Where 'd you land? You never let me look outside 
at all. Hey, you can see the boulder tracks. 

Oh Ih 23 58 CDR-LM Okay, Gordy. We're standing by for your GO. We 

look good. We're looking good on board. 



CC 



Okay. You're looking great here so far. 



LMP-LM There are boulders all over those massifs. Gosh, 
look at that propellant. We could have gone all 
around and looked around. 

CDR-LM We should have hovered aromd a little bit; gone 
and looked at the Scarp. 

U-IP-LM No, thank you. 

CDR-LM (Laughter) 

LMP-LM I like it right where we are. 



CDR-LM 



Okay, Gordy. While you're - while you're waiting 
on that GO, I had to - I - I shot for a spot, 
around 2 o'clock from Poppy. There's a number of 
boulders out at 12 o'clock from Poppy, and I 
really think I'm probably not more than about 
100 meters out in front of it - and slightly to 
the north. Actually, I may be a little bit closer 
to Trident than I expected Poppy to be. I - I 
think I've got Trident right out the left window. 
And our first cut at the mobility around here in 
the Rover. It ought to be super. 



Tape T5A/3 



CC Okay. Sounds good. 

IMP-UA But I tell you, the massifs and Bare Mountain are 
two different products. 

CDR-LM Do look it, don't they? 

LMP-LI-l Of course, they're different slopes, too. 

CDR-M I think you're looking - probably - that may be 
Rudolph, right there. Jack, out your window. I 
was looking more at those boulders and trying to 
stay in the spots in between them than I was - - 

LMP-LM Yes, you did great. Gene. 

CDR-LM - - relationship to that crater. Man, there was 

practically no dust, just a little bit of a film; 

you had the ground, all the way to the ground. 

LMP-LM Yes. I could call touchdcFwn on the shadow. Look 
at that. Really here. 

Ok Ik 25 hk CDR-LM (Laughter) Okay, Gordy, We're hanging in for 

your GO. 

LMP-LM It better be a GO. I'll check everything again. 
Let's just doublecheck. 

CDR-LM Okay . 

LMP-LM That hasn't changed. 

CDR-LM Okay, that's good. 

OU Ik 25 55 LMP-LM Those - the manifold hasn't changed. The RCS 

hasn't changed. Ascent water hasn't changed. 
The batteries haven't changed. 

CDR-LM Oh, my golly. 



LMP-LM 



Only we have changed. 



Tape T5A/i| 



CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
Oh Ik 26 16 CC 

LMP-LM 

Oii Ik 26 23 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 

Ok Ik 26 37 LMP-LM 

Ok Ik 26 k2 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Olt Ik 27 02 CDR-LM 

Ok Ik 27 09 CC 

OU Ik 27 11 LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



You knew the - you can't see into Camelot, Jack; 
that rim is - is Camelot out in front of us. 

Yes. 

You ... - - 

Challenger, you'll be glad to hear you're STAY 
for T-1. 

Gordy, you're a smooth talker, you know it? 
Very good. 

We are STAY for T-1. 

Okay. You can forget all I told you about 
VERB 22 NOUN 1+6. 

What was that? (Laughter) 

Okay. Let's find out where we are. Engine stop 
is reset. 

Okay. The AGS is ready for us if we need it. 

Okay. I need a P12 time as soon as I get 60 

Okay. 

Okay, Gordy. You're looking at KOTJW 1|3. Copy 
that down. Jack, right here. 

Okay. We've got it. 

20 21 and 20 21 and 30 75, and I'm going to P12. 
Okay. I need a P12 time from you. 

Okay. For T-2. For T-2, the time is 113 - - 

Okay. 

lU - - 

11.. 



Tape T5A/5 



CDR-LM 2U.91. 
CDR-LM Yes, sir. 

LMP-LM I can't feel any difference between l/6g and 
anything else right now. 

CDR-LM Well, you still got your restraints on. (Laughter) 
Okay. 113: ll+:2U.91. You happy with that? 

LMP-LM That looks good, sir. 

CDR-LM Okay. 

LMP-LM I got to change these numbers. You didn't get an 
update on NOUN 76, did you? I don't think so. 



CDR-LM No. No. 
LMP-LM Okay. 

CDR-LM No. Okay; 5515. Hello, Gordy. How would you 
like me to handle R-3 of NOUN 76? 

Ok Ik 28 26 CC stand by. I'll come back to you. 

CDR-LM Okay. Oh, that radar performed super. 

LMP-LM How was the view on the way down. Gene? (Laughter) 

CDR-LM You know, after we pitched over, I was just looking 
for a place to land. I'm not sure, I just didn't 
want to hit one of those boulders out there which 
would have been as easy - and look at that. Look 
at right in front of us . I didn't want to land 
there either. 

LMP-LM I see that one right in front of us. 

CDR-LM You see that? ... a boulder, a hole, 

LMP-LM Where's the hole? I can't see the hole 



Tape T5A/6 



OU lU 28 58 CC Challenger, Houston. R-3, cross range, is 

okay as is. 



LMP-LM 



Okay. Okay. We're coming up 

Ok Ik 29 11 CDR-LM We're in posture for a T-2, Gordy. 
CC ■ Roger. 



CDR-LM 



Okay. I can see the Scarp. I can see Hanover. 
Good thing ve didn't plan to go to Hanover. 
(Laughter) It's steep. 



LMP-LM Look at the boulder - halfway up the hill. 
CDR-LM Yes . 

LMP-LM Not halfway, just enough 



CDR-LM 



Yes, the boulder tracks - they're beautiful. 



LMP LM It's sitting right there in the end of the tracks. 

There are tracks all over that hillside. There's 
a boulder came right down to the surface there. 
See it? 



CDR-LM Yes . 

LMP-LM That one right through that little crater - 
CDR-LM Yes. 

LMP-LM - - sitting right there for us to sample. Look 
at it. 

CDR-LM Yes, sir. I'll bet Bare Mountain and the Sculptured 
Hills are the same. 

LMP-LM Yes. They - Well, the slope's different. We'll 

have to look at it from outside. You may be right. 
How I see why they call them sciaptured. My gosh, 
they're so hummocky that there's shadow all over 
them. 



CDR-LM 



Yes. 



Tape T5A/7 



LMP-LM Gosh, there are some holes and rocks aroiand here. 
Who told me this was a flat landing site? 

CDR-LM It is flat. For crying out loud. What do you 
want, an airtight guarantee? 

Ok Ih 30 ik LMP-LM Let's see, we got about 2 degrees left and about 

5 degrees pitchup. 

CDR-LM We're about what - about 100 meters from Trident? 

LMP-LM Yes - yes, less than that, I think Trident's 

right here. Our shadow's about ICQ feet, Geno, 
I think. 

CDR-LM Yes, we're only about - yes, less than 100 meters 
then. It doesn't look that long, but it ... 

LMP-LM Yes, there are some holes I'm glad I didn't land 
in around here, I'll tell you. 

CDR-LM Now, if you look at the massif. Jack. I don't 

know if you can see it over here. You see, they're 
almost like a series of linear boulder tracks, but 
they come crossways down the slope. So it looks 
like there may very definitely be some - some 
Jointed - There's outcrop on top the massif, too. 

LMP-LM Oh, it sure looks like it, gray outcrop. And 

there's a bluish gray compared to the - the brown 
or tan gray of the massif side. 

CDR-LM And a lot of that boulder is - a lot of that out- 
crop down on the bottom is boulder. 

LMP-LM Yes, Do you know what that reminds me of, way up 
on top - that outcrop? It reminds me of sunset 
where you cotad Just get a little piece of outcrop 
around the comer. 

CDR-LM That's right. 



Ok Ik 31 25 LMP-LM 



Okay. Let's see what we're doing. We got 3 min- 
utes for T-2. Let's take another check. 



Tape T5A/8 



CDR-LM Okay. I Just looked at them. 

LMP-LM Okay. Ascent looks good. 

Ok ik 31 36 CDR-LM Gordy, I noticed something ever since we've landed. 

The oxidizer quantity went from - from 7 or 8, 
and now it's down to 2, and the fuel has stayed 
constant. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-UVI And the QUANTITY light came on somewhere, I 
believe, after we landed. 

LMP-LM Yes, it did. 1 noticed the QUANTITY light also. 

I was thinking reg light, though, when I saw it. 
Oh , man . 



CC 



CDR-LM 



Challenger, we'll have a story on that for you 
later. We don't think we were really low level. 

Okay. It doesn't make any difference now, Gordy, 
expect to talk about when we get home. 



CC Roger. 

Oh Ik 32 27 CDR-LM And we're 2 minutes and counting to T-2. 
CC Roger. 



LMP-LM 



We better hurry if - you're going to give - they're 
going to give us the GO. 



LMP-LM How about some water? 
CDR-LM Yes, you can zap me. 

LMP-LM Oh, I tell you. That's something eveiyone's got 
to do once in their life. I want to - We're not 
going to have much time for T-2 - - 

01+ 11* 33 18 CC Challenger, Houston, You're STAY for T-2, and GO 

for the DPS vent. 



LMP-LM 



Okay. 



Tape T5A/9 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ok Ik 33 h6 CDR-LM 
Olt Ik 3h kl CDR-LM 
CO 

Ok Ik 3U U5 CDR-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 

Ok Ik 35 01 CDR-LM 
CC 

ok Ik 35 11 CDR-LM 
Oh Ik 35 IT LMP-LM 

OU Ik 35 28 CDR-LM 
Oi+ lU 35 36 CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 



Okay. Understand. STAY for T-2, and GO for the 
DPS vent. Let me get out of - Okay, we can't 
hack that. I'm going to get out at 12. 

Excuse me. Gene. 

Okay. You can unzap that water, if you'd like. 
And let's go off VOX. Let's go on PTT. 

Okay. REG 1 is CLOSED, Houston; OXIDIZER FUEL 
VENTS coming OPEN. 

Roger. 

MASTER ARM, ON. MASTER ARM's coming ON. Okay, 
Gordo. I got two good lights. 

Roger. 

DESCENT VENT, FIRE. Okay - 

MARK it. Now we did not hear anything on that 
one , Gordy . 

Roger. 

... pressiire's coming down, though. Pressure's 
coming down. 

Okay. MASTER ARM, OFF. Okay. We'll monitor 
oxidizer pressure until 20 to UO, and then OX VENT, 
CLOSED; fuel pressure to less than 8. FUEL VENT. 

DESCENT QUANTITY light - REG light. Excuse me. 

Okay. MODE CONTROL, two to ATT HOLD. Well, we 
just keep going, I guess. 

Yes. Hey, we can press on. Okay. Okay. Now 
wait a minute. Here we go. Let's get that. Go 
up here first, because I haven't selected it. 



01+ lU 36 03 LMP-LM Okay, ECA CONTROL is CLOSED. Three is back on. 



Tape 75A/10 



Ok Ik 36 11 LMP-LM BATTERY 5 is OFF/RESET, and it's off the line. 

Ok Ik 36 18 LMP-LM BATTERY 6, OFF/RESET, and it's off the line. 

INVERTER ntJinber 2 breaker is IN. INVERTER 2. 
Let me check the voltage. Voltage is great. 
Okay. Keep going. 

Cli ll+ 36 kl LMP-U^ DESCENT ENGINE OVERRIDE 's OPEN. ASCENT ECA 

CONTROL'S OPEN. CWEA cycling, cycled; both 
lights are out. Okay. Cabin pressure is good. 
Okay. 

Ok Ik 37 Ol+ LMP-LM And then, A and B going to CABIN. A is to CABIN. 

B is to CABIN. PULL-EGRESS. RETURN is EGRESS. 
REPRESS going to AUTO. Stand by for a noise. 

Ok Ik 37 29 LMP-m There you go. It's in AUTO. Okay. Now it's 

yoTir turn. Verify - Wonder where it's going? 
(Laughter) Out, I guess. 

OU Ih 37 51 LMP-m INVERTER 2 is selected. Okay. And DECA POWER, 

OPEN. And guess what? Take your helmet and 
gloves off. 

OU lit 38 59 LMP-LM Okay, Gordy. We're in 1-1. Helmets and gloves 

are off. DI VERIER VALVES are IV. 

CC Okay. We're right with you. 

Ok Ik 39 l6 LMP-LM And you're looking at NOUN 20. 

LMP-LM Window shades are going close. I just - I'm using 
it instead of a light switch because I've got it 
covered up. 

CDR-LM Gordy, you got NOUN 20? 

OI4 ik kO 26 CC That's affirmative. We copy NOUN 20. 

CDR-LM Okay. Jack's going to pick up the AGS - on the 

right side of that page, and I'll part the antenna. 

CC Roger. 

Oi* Ik k3 01 CDR-LM P20's in work. Correction, P57's in work. 



Tape T5A/11 



01+ ll+ U3 13 CC Challenger, Houston. Your DPS OXIDIZER PRESSURE 

is 1+0 or less. You can close it. 

CDR-LM Thank you, Gordy. 

CDR-LM Gor(5y, while the P5T is doing its gravity work, 
let me say that the LNA and the landing site, 
■from a relief point of view, I - I think, are 
identical. I - I couldn't say enough for the LNA. 
I actually didn't look around nearly as much as I 
thought I would, or as I wanted to, because I had 
fixation on - on a reasonable spot to land. They're 
not all reasonable in that there's some very subtle 
hummocky-like craters right in and around where we 
are. And there's not a - a lot of boulders laying 
on the surface, but there's a lot of what appear 
to be boxilders that are covered up by some of the 
dark mantle. Numerous enough that you would not 
like to take a chance at putting a - a pad down 
on one of them or in one of those hummocky subtle 
craters. As a result, I really didn't have a 
chance to look all around at where I wanted to 
except to put the bird down where I wanted it. 

CC Okay. We've got no complaint with that. 

CDR-LM I guess the thing that probably - probably sur- 
prised me most about the site, as far as landing 
is concerned, is the fact that there were these - 
these - I hesitate to say they're outcrops but 
certainly they're buried massive pieces of rock - 
whether they're boulders or not, we'll have to 
find out - out here in the plains area, partially 
covered and filleted by the dark mantle. And I 
expected to find a number of craters, but I guess 
I really didn't expect to find - to find the - 
the rock types around. And we're talking about 
anywhere from 1 to 2 meters down to - oh, 2 or 
3 feet, which when they're sticking out and on 
the sides of some of these subtle craters look 
pretty menacingly. But that probably is the one 
thing that surprised me most. 

CC Roger, Gene. 



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Oi; 111 1+5 1+9 CDR-LM The visibility prior to pltchover was such that I 

could see Nansen. I could see the Scarp, I could 
see Lara. I could not see Camelot until after 
pitchover. However, once I had pitchover, if I 
could have froze it right there like we do in the 
simulator occasionally, I could have picked out 
everything there was to see. Even at 60OO feet, 
the small triangle with Frosty and Rudolph and 
Punk were visible to me. I had - I had Poppy 
from orbit, as a matter of fact, so it was - 
easily - easy to see. Barjea was a very sharp 
round crater just as depicted on the LNA. The 
thing I really didn't get a good look at, because 
I didn't pay too much attention to it, was from 
Trident on to the south. 



CC Roger. 

LMP-LM Gordy, this is the LMF. Let me say - Gordy, this 
is the LMP. Let me say that the inside of the 
spacecraft looked just like the simiaators. 

CC Very good. Jack. 

CDR-LM Another interesting thing, Gordy. All the way 

through PDI prior to pitchover. Jack and I had - 
had the real America - or the other America - 
right out - smack out the front window all the 
way down, which was pretty spectacular. 

Ok Ik 1|7 21 CC I bet it was. And you can consider yourself 

STAY for T-3. 



CDR-M Thank you, sir. You're getting smoother all the 
time. If you're happy with NOUN 22, I'll PRO. 

CC Stand by 1. 

01+ 11+ 1+7 1+6 CC You're clear to PRO, 

01+ 11+ 1+8 1+1 LMP-LM Okay, Gordy. I had the angles matched on the 

steerable and went to SLEW, and they - it held 
for a few seconds and then dropped off. 



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CC Okay. It looks pretty good. You might try to 

peak it up just a little more. 

Ok ik k9 01 LMP-M No, we're on an onmi now. 

CC Roger. 

Oh Ik kg 12 LMP-IM I'll try the steerahle one more time here. 

CC Okay, you should be - - 

Ok Ik kg 22 LMP-LM Okay. We're on the steerable, and I'm not going 

to touch it. 

Ok ±k kg 35 LMP-LM It's steerahle and SLEW, and I got 3.8. 

CC Okay. That looks good to us. Jack. 

CC Jack, we'd like you to verify the TAPE RECORDER, 

OFF. 

OU lU 50 12 LMP-LM Yes, that's verified, Gordy. 

LMP-LM Gordy, how does the fuel vent look to you? 

Ok Ik 51 Ok CC Okay. Looks like 8 to us. You can go ahead and 

close it. 

LMP-LM Anyway, it - Okay. I already did. 

Ok Ik 58 28 CDR-LM Gordy, I - I guess I'm puzzled on that one. I 

had the right star. You see anything we did wrong 

CC Standby. We're checking. 

Ok ik 59 52 CC Gene, our only guess is that you might have loaded 

NOUN 88 wrong. We'd like you to start over, and 
we'll watch you real close again. 

Ol+ 15 00 05 LMP-LM Gordy. Listen, I think we know what we did. We 

loaded SPRL for CRSR, and CRSR for SPRL. How 
would it be if we went through the P5T again and - 
Yes - we'll - I guess we got to do it all over. 
Those old numbers are no good Etnymore. 

CC Okay. 



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LMP-LM I - you can - I'm sure that's what we did. We 
loaded CRSR for SPRL, and SPRL for CRSR. 

CC Okay. And it's our fault, too. We should have 

watched that. 

Oh 15 01 51 CC Jack, this is Houston. We do have the pre-PDI 

AGS cal numbers. You won't need to read them to 
us . 



LMP-LM Okay. 

CDR-LM Gordy, you going to want a recycle on this gravity 
measurement? I douht if it'll need it. 

CC Stand iDy. Wo, no recycle necessary this time 

through. 



CDR-LM Okay. 

Ok 15 02 32 Uff-LM Gordy, ED BATs are 37-2. 

CDR-LM Gordy, let me comment about the handling of the 
bird. After you once fly it around in orbit a 
little bit, you get accustomed to the thrusters, 
and it - it came back to me quite a bit from 10, 
anyway. And you get a feel for acceleration and 
deceleration as well as the attitude hold capa- 
bility. And it really - the response, even with 
a heavy descent - descent stage near the surface - 
is phenomenal. Responded exactly in the direction 
I wanted, held attitude very good. And, let me 
tell you, the LLTV plays no small part in this 
landing as far as I'm concerned. 



CC Roger, Gene. 

01+ 15 03 1*5 LMP-LM Okay. NOUN 22 again. I'll go ahead and torque 

them. 

CC Okay. Go ahead. 

01+ 15 10 18 CDR-LM Okay, Gordy. It's a little better. 
CC Roger. Looks good. 



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Oh 15 10 28 LMP-m Computer is NOUH 93. 

Oh 15 10 k8 CC Okay. Torque it. 

CC Challenger, Houston. We're standing by for the 

dumps . 

Ok 15 11 38 LMP-LM Okay, Gordo. I'm rea^ to give the E-mem - 

Coming at you - 

01+ 15 11 U6 LMP-LM MARK it. It's on the way. 

Ok 15 12 58 CDR-LM Gordy, one other thing ahout the landing. I saw 

the light, I think. And I heard Jack call it - 
the COUTACT light. I think I waited about a 
second and - and hit the stop button. She shut 
down Immediately. And, of course, you could feel 
the fall. I don't really feel we fell that much, 
but it was quite a change in acceleration at that 
point . 

CC Roger, Gene. 

CDR-LM And I guess I had, from what I would guess, a 
foot or 2 for - per second forward on that one. 

CC Okay. Sounds good, 

CBR-LM And let me know when I can have the computer, please. 

Ok 15 Ik 13 CC Okay. It's your computer. And I'm standing by 

with parking angles when you're ready to load thera. 

CDR-LM Okay. We'll be ready in a second. 

LMP-LM Go ahead with the angles. 

Oi+ 15 15 02 CC Okay. These are the IMU parking angles. 

Plus 295.86. I see you're loading the radar. Do 
you Just want to load these or write them down? 

LMP-LM Go ahead. I'm writing. 

Oil 15 15 29 CC Okay. Y will be plus all zeros. And plTis OBlt.lU. 

Over. 



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LMP-LM Okay. NOIM 20 will be plus 295.86, plus all 
zeros, plus O8U.1I+. 

CC That's correct. 

01+ 15 16 16 LMP_LM Okay, Houston. I'm going to power down the AGS, 

if you're willing. 



GO 



Not yet. Jack. We'd like you to read out Okj and 
053 to us. 



LMP-LM Okay. You want the new ones. 

01+ 15 16 1+6 CDR-LM Okay, Gordy. If you're happy with NOUN 22, I'll 

ENTER them. 

CC We're happy. 

CDR-LM Okay. And it just dawned on me. I'm sorry about 
the zero on the NOUN 69. (Laughter) 

CC That's okay. You're forgiven. 

CDR-LM I appreciate that. 

01+ 15 IT 21+ CC Okay, Jack. We got 0I+7 and 053. 

LMP-LM Okay. Am I GO to PULL the breakers? 

OU 15 18 01 CDR-LM Okay. Are you happy with NOUN 20? 

01+ 15 18 11+ CC Okay. We're happy with NOUN 20, and you're clear 

to power down the AGS. 

LMP-LM Okay. 

01* 15 19 37 LMP-LM Gordy, the breakers are coming OPEN on 1-1+ and 1-5 

CC Roger. 

01+ 15 22 11 CDR-LM Gordo, we're on 1-6. 

CC Okay. Thank you. 



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oh 15 31 31 LMP-LM Okay, Houston. We're at the "bottom of 1-8, and 

I'm standing by for your lift-off times. 

01+ 15 31 38 CC Okay, Jack. Lift-off time for rev 15 is ll6:55:51; 

16 is ll8:5lt:28; 120:53:0U; 122:51:^+0; 12ll:50:17i 
126:1+8:53. Over. 

01+ 15 32 2T LMP-LM Okay. Starting with rev 15, ll6:55:51; ll8:5l+:28; 

120:53:01+; 122:51:1+0; 12l+:50:lT; 126:1+8:53. 

CC That's a good readback. 

Ol+ 15 35 11 CDR-LM Gordo, the PLSS is against the hatch, and we're 

installing the BRA. 

CC Roger on that. 

01+ 15 1+8 22 CC Challenger, Houston. We've got three questions for 

you to help pin down your exact position, any time 
it's convenient. Maybe when you're taking the 
out-the-window pictures. Over. 

CDR-LM Okay, Gordo. I think we can give it to you. Why 
don't you wait? We're just getting the - the 
mag bag out and jett bags out from behind the 
engine cover here, to give you an idea where we 
are. 

CC Okay. Ko hurry at all. 

CDR-LM I had it pinned down for you, until I got to 
about 500 feet, when I changed my mind. 

CC Roger. 

01+ 15 50 17 CDR-LM Gordy, we're not going any fiirther, and we'll 

answer your questions here when we get some time. 
I6y best guess is 150 meters from Poppy at 1 to 
2 o'clock. 

CC Okay. We copy that. 



CDR-LM 



CC 



And I'll bet on that one. But we'll get with you 
in a minute. 

Okay. 150 north-northwest of Poppy. 



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CDR-LM Yes. Mostly vest, but slightly north. 



CDR-LM I'll tell you the - we're abeam, I think, just 



about abeam of Trident 1. I can see it out there, 
but I can't really define Trident 1 from Trident 2. 
And the thing that is a little different is that 
I appear to be closer to it than I normally would 
have expected to be. 



LMP-LM That's probably as close as the Navy Captain 
could ever guess where he is anyway. 



CC 



Roger. 



CC 



Okay. 



Oh 15 51 56 CO 



Roger. (Laughter) 



END OF TAPE 



Tape T5B/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUITD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

oh 15 53 03 CMP Just about to make it. 

oh 15 53 23 CMP PAN CAMERA to STANDBY. 

CC America, Houston. We're reading you; how us? 

CMP Okay; Just about have you, Houston. But not quite. 

CMP Not quite. 

Oh 15 56 01 CMP ... vent's closed. Okay, Houston. This is 

America. Looks like we have you for good now. 

CC Roger. Ron, you're looking great. We need a - 

words on the spacecraft condition. We got a couple 
of rockets out at White Sands ready to launch for 
a UV calibration, and we need the GO from you on 
that . 

CMP (Laughter) Yes, I'm great up here. They're not 

going to try to hit me, are they? 



CC 



No, babe. We wouldn't do that. These Eire a couple 
of calibration rockets on Aerobee. 



CMP (Laughter) Okay. Sounds great. Tape motion has 

stopped, by the way. And I'm ready to charge 
battery B. 

CC Roger. That's a GO on that. 

CMP By the way, battery - Okay - the battery compart- 

ment pressure went up to 0.8 after 3 or it days here. 

CC Roger, Ron. We copy that. 

Oh 15 57 18 CMP Okay. BUS TIES are OFF; PYRO BUS TIES are OPEN. 

Let's see about BUS A and B. I think those are 
OPEN. Yes, they're OPEN. 

Oh 15 57 UO CMP Okay; RELAY BUS BAT B is OPEN - coming OPEN. 

Getting around to battery charger. BAT CHARGE to 
Alfa and then to Bravo. Both about 30. 



Tape T5B/2 



CC Ron, we're ready for "bat - PAN CAMERA POWER, OFF. 

Ok 15 58 2k CMP Okay. PAN CAMERA POWER is OFF. And - let's see. 

Is the time for the lunar sounder stuff? 

CC Got about 3 minutes on that, Ron. 

CMP Okay . 



CMP 

CC 

CDR 

CC 



cc 

CMP 



CMP 

CC 



CC 



You know, all I did was eat for 3 days. And now I 
don't even get a chance to eat. 

Roger. You getting hungry? 

I've had two gingerbread bars and a brownie, so far. 
Yes. We're going to keep you busy. 



CMP (Laughter) Okay. That's good. 



I understand they left you some scissors so you 
can eat . Huh? 

Yes, fortunately. I still got them. I even got 
them tied down this time. 



CC Roger, 



Did Challenger figure out where they are? Are they 
pretty close to - the center of the ellipse? 

They look like they're a couple of hundred meters 
short, Ron. No problem. They landed in a smooth 
area. And that's what counted. 



CMP Oh, that's great. 

Ok 16 02 11 CMP Okay. LUNAR SOUNDER OPERATE is in STANDBY. 

RECORDER is going ON. RADAR is going ON. RECORDER 
is gone OFF. OFF to center; not to HEATERS. And 
the MODE is going to VHF. 



Thank you, Ron. I've got that pan camera photo pad 
any time you want it. 



CMP Okay. Let's see, ll6:30. Huh? 



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CMP (Hu m ming) Okay; ready to copy. 

CC Okay, Ron. T-start time: ll6:31:10. T-stop 

time : ll6 : 59 : U6 . 

CMP Start: ll6:31:10. T-stop: Il6:39:h6. 

CC Good readback, Ron. 

CC Ron, we'd like the HIGH GAIN to AUTO. 

0*1 16 Oh 09 CMP HIGH GAIN to AUTO. 

CMP And, Houston; America here. I'm ready to do the 

LUNAR SOUNDER EXTEND test here for a while, if 
you want. Whenever your ready. 

CC Roger. Stand by, Ron. 

0I+ 16 05 ^0 CC Okay, America. We're ready for the HF ANTENNA 

EXTEND test, and. Just for your infonnation. White 
Sands got one of the rockets off. The other one 
was a NO GO. 

CMP Oh, okay. Good. 

Oh 16 06 02 CMP Okay. HF ANTENNA 1. Barher pole. 1001, 1002. 

It's OFF. Gray. Okay; number 1, RETRACT, barber 
pole. Barber pole? No barber pole. Very inter- 
esting. 

CMP Would you believe number 1 stuck out there? 

CC Roger, Ron. We're seeing stall current right now. 

CC Ron, we'd like to go OFF on HF ANTENNA 1. And 

standby on number 2. 

CMP Okay; it's OFF, and, of course, it went gray 

again . 

CC Roger. 

CMP You say standby for number 2? 

CC Stand by on that , Ron . Don ' t do number 2 yet . 



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CMP Okay. I won't do it yet. 



Ol; 16 09 51 CC America, Houston. We'd like to try MTENNA 1 again. 

We'd like you to go EXTEND for barber pole plus 
3 seconds, then OFF, then RETRACT. 

CMP Okay. We'll try that. HF number 1, EXTEND. 1001, 

1002, 1003. It's OFF. And, of course, I got a 
barber pole as it was going up. Okay; you want 
to try RETRACT again? 

CC That's affirmative. 

ok l6 10 32 CMP Okay. HP for number 1 to RETRACT, now. And a 

barber pole . 

CC Ron, we'd like you to turn it OFF now. 

Oh l6 11 ik CMP Okay; it's OFF, and the talkback is gray. 

Oh l6 13 56 CC Ron, Houston here. On that one, we followed your 

RETRACT current in for 7 seconds, and then it 
went into stall; so it apparently is the track - 
it's retracting normally up to a point, and then 
goes into stall. We'd like you to press on and 
do EXTEND on HF ANTENNA 2. And we're going to 
press on here, probably thinking like maybe we 
won't get the antennas in. And on ANTENNA 2 - - 

CMP Okay . 

CC it's - it's according to the Flight Plan, 

barber pole plus 2 seconds, 

CMP Okay; we'll go barber pole plus 2. 

Oh 16 II+ 31 CMP Okay. Number 2, EXTEND. Barber pole 1001, 1002. 

Off. Okay; number 2 going to RETRACT, now. Barber 
pole 1001, 1002. Hey! Okay; it went gray - and 
back to OFF. 

CC Roger. We copy that. 

CC Okay, Ron. You're GO for the extending, and just 

a reminder on the Flight Plan, there's a RECORDER, 
ON, prior to the EXTEND there. 



Tape T5B/5 



CMP Oh, okay; that's good. 

Oil 16 15 28 CMP Okay. RECORDER'S going ON. And we'll extend 

number 1. Let me get the clock going here. Okay; 
3, 2, 1 - 

Ok 16 15 hk CMP MAEK it. 

CC Currents are looking good. The extension is 

looking normal, so far. And the Aerdbee rocket had 
some problem - - 

CMP Okay; great. 

CC - - and didn't get a chance to look at the Sun. 

CMP Uh-oh . 

CC And they're going to try and launch a couple more 

the day after tomorrow. 

CMP Very good. 

Oh 16 16 CMP Hey, I think I can see a light spot down there on 

the landing site where they might have blown off 
some of that halo stuff. 

CC Roger. Interesting, interesting comment. 

CMP It's between Sherlock and Camelot - between - 

Ok 16 17 00 CMP Hey, it's gray now on the number 1 EXTEND. 

CC Roger. We got it. And we got - we copy it's all 

the way out down here. You can to go OFF on that 
one. 

OU 16 17 08 CMP Okay; ntmber 2 is going to - it's OFF. And num- 

ber 2 is going to EXTEND. 

CC Okay, Ron. The currents look normal on number 2 

while it extends . 

CMP Okay. 

Ok 16 18 17 CMP Hey, I can see number 2. 



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CC Roger. That's good show. It's going to be moving, 

Ron. 

CMP All the way out there. It is? 

CMP rty window's all fogged up here, and can't see a 

thing, 

CC Roger . 

CC Okay, Ron. We show it all the way out 

CMP Fogged up on the . . . side . . . 

CC - - so you can go ahead and turn it off. 

OU 16 19 09 CMP Okay; we'll turn it off. 

CMP Houston, this is America. 

CC Go ahead, Ron. 

CMP I didn't have my map there, but I was looking at 

the landing site, and as close as I can remember, 
it had to be somewhere around about DN 83.3 on 
the 200-meter scale, the TL25-8. 

CC Okay, Ron. I'm coming up on some Flight Plan 

operations on the mapping camera that you might 
want to check. 

CMP Thank you. 

CMP Okay . 

oh 16 23 58 CMP Probably dark down there. MAPPING CAMERA to OFF. 

OU 16 2h kg CMP Okay; MAPPING CAMERA to STANDBY. LASER ALTIMETER, 

OFF. IMAGE MOTION, OFF. Barber pole; gray. 

Ok 16 25 08 CMP MAPPING CAMERA to OFF. 

Ok 16 26 09 CMP Let's see. PAN CAMERA SELF TEST, OFF. And it's 

after sunset. UV, OFF. IR is OFF. DATA SYSTEM 
is OFF. SM/AC POWER, we're going to get that OFF. 
SM/AC POWER is OFF. Okay; it looks like 12. 
LUNAR SOUNDER to OPERATE. 



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oh 16 29 01 CC America, while we're waiting for this lunar sounder 

to operate for 2 minutes , could you - could you say 
again those coordinates you gave us . I dug out 
the map TL 25-8, and I got the 83. 3, hut what was 
the azimuth coordinate on that , Ron? 

CMP It was Dog Hovember, and maybe Just a little hit 

to the right of Dog November. 

CC Okay; Dog November. Thank you. And you think that's 

where they are , huh? 

CMP Yes . 

CC Okay . 

CMP Well, there's the - there's a real white spot 

down there, you know. And I didn't have - I only 
got a short - I only got a look at that thing for 
about 30 seconds before I had to so something else. 
But I'm just re - re - recalling in my mind where 
the - where the white spot is with respect to 
those - there's Camelot and there's Sherlock, and 
them from Camelot to Sherlock, there were two other 
craters, and they were Just a little bit closer to 
Camelot , but between those two other craters there . 

CC Good show. Roger. 

CMP There's a white spot - yes, there's a white spot 

on the - like it might have been dust blowing or 
something, you know. 

CC Roger. That may be the - the rocket exhaust. It 

might be Just a little off that light spot . 

CMP Yes . 

CC Okay, Ron. We're ready for LUNAR SOUNDER, OPERATE 

to OPERATE. And if you'll give me a mark, I'll 
time it out for you. 

CMP Okay. Stand by. 3, 2, 1 - 

Oh 16 31 13 CMP MARK it. Barber pole; gray. 



Tape T5B/8 

Oh 16 33 15 CMP Okay; she's STMDBY. MODE has gone to HF. I'll 

select, I'm going to need Bravo. Too had. Do old 

HIGH GAIN, MANUAL and WIDE. That's 12 and 211. 

Oh l6 3h 23 CMP Okay; minus 12, 211. HIGH GAIN ANTENNA POWER is OFF. 

BIT RATE is LOW. Okay; ready for the HF part of it? 

CC Stand by, Ron. 

CMP Okay; standing by. 

CC Okay, Ron. You can go LUNAR SOUNDER OPERATE to 
OPERATE . 

Ol+ 16 35 03 CMP Okay. OPERATE at 15. Barber pole and then a gray. 

Ok l6 37 03 CMP SOUNDER to STANDBY at 17 . 

CC Roger. 

Oh l6 37 09 CMP Okay; BIT RATE - BIT RATE to HIGH. 

CC Stand by, Ron. 

CMP May as well pull some film for - Okay; we'll stand 

CC Okay, Ron. LUNAR SOUNDER OPERATE to OPERATE. We're 

all set. 

CMP Okay. We'll make it at 17:1+0. 

CC Roger. 

Oh l6 37 h3 CMP 17:^0, went to OPERATE. 

Oi+ l6 38 hh CMP 18:U0. LUNAR SOUNDER, STANDBY. 

CC Roger, Ron. Just for your information, whatever we 

could read down here was looking great . 

CMP Hey, great! 

CC Both HF and VHF look good, and we saw no visible 

interference on the CSM telemetry. 



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CMP Hey, outstanding! That's great. 

CMP Now, if the old antenna ■would come back in, we'd 

be in good shape, huh? 

CC Yes, sir. 

0^+ 16 39 56 CMP Okay; we're maneuvering to VHF test attitude. 

oh 16 h6 26 CMP Okay, Houston. I'm about ready to press ahead, 

if you all are? 

CC Stand by on that, Ron. Okay, Ron. We are all 

ready to press on. 

Oh 16 U6 53 CMP Okay. HIGH GAIN MTEOTA POWER is ON. We go to 

MANUAL and WIDE. Minus about 12, and YAW about 
21 or something, 211. ... on the HIGH GAIN. Ah-ha, 
AUTO. Looks like it worked pretty good. Okay. 
MODE to VHF. Find it - there it is. MODE to VHF. 

CC Okay, Ron, We're ready for LUNAR SOUNDER OPERATE 

to OPERATE. 

CMP Okay. OPERATE at 28. 

oh 16 h8 oh CMP OPERATE. 

CMP Boy, you talk about night flying, this is the 

kind of night flying you want to do , by the full 
Earth . 

CC Is that right? 

CMP Beautifia out there. 

OU 16 50 OU CMP Okay. It went to STANDBY at 30. 

CC Roger. 

Oh 16 50 10 CMP MODE is gone to HF. RECORDER is OFF. Lose a little 

comm here, huh? Maybe. Okay; there's Bravo. 
Select OMNI. The HIGH GAIN at minus - MANUAL, WIDE. 
Minus 10 and 25 for AOS. 

CC Okay, Ron. We're still riding you - reading you 

loud - 



Tape T5B/10 



Oh 16 51 08 CMP Okay; good". And HIGH GAIN AlfTENNA POWER is going 

OFF. 

CC Roger. 

CC We Just want to give you some fair warning, Ron. 

When you come around AOS next time at II6 : 30 , it ' s 
a - Flight Plan update. We got q^uite a lengthy 
update on the Flight Plan - all orbital picture 
work, hut quite lengthy. 

CMP Okay. Are you going to try to pull that antenna 

hack in first before we completely change the 
Flight Plan? 

CC Ron, we're going to take a good hard look at that, 
and see if we can generate up either a test on 
that or what. That's kind of in limbo right now, 
Ron. These Flight Plan changes 

CMP Oh , okay . 

CC - - these Flight Plan changes I've got for you 

coming up later will be all some items FaroiA has 
on camera pictures on the - that spot Jack thought 
he saw the light spot and a few other changes. 

CMP Oh, okay. 

CC And, Ron, just for your information, regardless of 

what we do on that antenna, we won't have any 
Flight Plan changes until after ihh hoTors due to 
that antenna. 

CMP Oh! Okay. 

CC Ron, we would like H^ tank 2 FANS to ON. 



Oil 16 3h 00 CMP tank 2 FANS are ON, now. 



CC Okay, Ron. You're lucky you're up there tonight,, 

Ron. We're having really ratty weather down here. 
Low clouds and rain and drizzle and cold. 



CMP 



Oh, really? 



Tape T5B/11 



Yes. You walk - you walk outside, you just about 
can't see the top of building 2. 

Gee whiz! Guess I picked a good time to he gone. 

That's for sure. 

Hey! You know, you'll never believe it. I'm right 
over the edge of Orientale, I just looked down 
and saw a light flash myself. 

Roger. Understand. 

Right at the end of the rille. 

Any chance of - - 

That's on the east of Orientale. 

Roger. 

You know, you don't suppose it could be - Vostog [?] 

I'll be derned. I've got to mark that spot on the 
map. 

Ron, just before you leave, you're too bad to hear. 
You're looking good as you go around the horn, and 
we'll pick you up at ll6:30. Voices will be pretty 
marginal the rest of the way out . 

Just about to lose you. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 76a/ 1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



Ol+ 15 58 37 LMP-LM Okay, Houston, we're just starting our eat period. 

Sorry to be a little behind. PRD readings are 
17037 and LMP is 2U117. 

CC Okay, Jack. We got that. 

CC Would you verify your BIOMED, RIGHT? 

LMP-LM Yes, that's verified. How does it look? 

CC Looks good. 

Ok 16 01 11 CDR-LM Okay, Gordy. We're starting to cut into a little 

lunch here and, if you've got any questions, why 
don't you come up with them now? 

CC Okay. We're wondering if you can give us estimate 

of the angoilar position, clock position of Rudolph, 
And can you line up Rudolph with a horizontal 
feature out beyond it? 

CC I - I should say horizon feature - out in the 

distance, not horizontal. 

CDR-LM Okay. I thought Rudolph was right out there at 

3 o'clock. Jack's looking at it and he said, yes, 
that is Rudolph right at 3 o'clock out his right- 
hand window. 

CC Okay. 

CDR-LM I don't know if it'll mean anything to you, but 

the shadow of the LM, the rendezvoois radar antenna 
is pointing about one-third of the way down from 
the peak of Family. And that, I know, is pretty 
gross. And, Gordo, I - I must be right here 
abeam of Trident 1. The only reason I hesitate is 
that I'm so close - but it's probably, well I 
guess it's close to 100 meters - 80 meters sinyway - 
to where the - where the rim of Trident 1 falls 
off. And I am abeam of the center of Trident 1, 
and that's the only possible thing it could be. 
And that would put Poppy just about where I ex- 
pected it to be. 



Tape 76A/2 



CC Okay. 



CC 



We just want to confirm. You're referring to 
Trident 1 as the easternmost part of T-idf^nt 
that right? ' ' 



IS 



Cm-m No, sir, Gordo. It ' s always been the westernmost 
part of Trident. The - the landing site was on 
a line between Trident 1 and Rudolph and judging 
from what Jack's got on his right-hand window and 
What I got on my left-hand window we're right 
there, except possibly a skosh further south on 
that line. 

CC Okay, understand. 

MP-LM And the target point that was in the PGNS was 

right up where we all had expected it to be about 
halfway between here and what we're calling the 
rim of Camelot. We can't see into Camelot; we 
can just see the rim of it. It's several - oh, 
at least 200 meters - 2 to 300 meters ud there, 
I expect. " 



CC 



CC 



Okay, what o'clock position is the west - th- 
nearest part of the rim of Camelot? Or maybe if 
it's better defined 



LMP-LM 12 o'clock. 



- - Define the south rim. Can you see the south 
rim of it? 



CDR-LM Yes, Gordy, but it - it blends in so well; all 

we re seeing is a - an undulating high as the rim. 
And to the best of my knowledge, we've got the 
south rim at - or correction, the east rim right 
at 12 o'clock. Hey, Gordy, right at 12 o'clock 
also IS a boulder that's at least 3 meters and 
maybe 5, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you 
can find it. It's on a line between us and the 
intersection of the South Massif and the Family 
Moun - Mountain horizon. Just slightly left of 
that line or south of that line. And that boulder 
ought to show up on your best photographv. 



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CC Okay, Jack. We'll take a look. One other 

question - - 

LMP-M And it's at - it's at least - that boulder's at 
least 200 meters away. 

CC Okay. Can you see the west rim of Trident, and 

can you give us a clock position on the west rim 
of West Trident? 

CDE-LM Okay, Gordy. The west rim of Trident, which, by 
the way, is full of outcropping- looking "boulders, 
is at 10 o'clock. 

CC Okay, Gene 

CDR-LM Okay, I can look back around the corner now and 

, I can - I cem see where the east - where Trident 1 
rose up to its rim on the east side, and I would 
say we're abeam of a point - abeam of a. point 
one-third the way from east to west up the center 
of Trident; that is, we're - we've covered one- 
third of Trident 1 and we're abeam of a point of 
a line that goes through the one-third point from 
east to west of Trident 1. 

CC Okay, Gene; that's very clear. I think we've got 

you pretty well nailed down. And you're pretty 
close to the - the planned landing site. 

CDR-LM Yes, I think it's very close to our planned land- 
ing site and I - I'm (chuckle) - I'm anxious to 
see where Poppy is, becaiose I think what I said 
earlier is true. 

CC Okay. That's all the questions now. Enjoy your 

dinner. 

ok 16 10 2h LMP-LM Houston, I have calmed down, but be advised that 

our dinner is corn chowder. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-LM He went to captain's mast for eating that the 
other day. 



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Oh 16 16 09 LMP-LM Gordv Houq+on • -,7 v a 

vjuiujf, nousxorij J./-. How do you read - or Chal- 
lenger or whoever we are? 



CC 

LMP-LM 



Whoever you are; you're loud and cle 



ar. 



I took the binocs and looked at some large boulders 
at our 12 o'clock position. They're probably on 
the order of a half meter to 2 meters, buried but 
without strong filleting. And most of them that 
I could see had the same mottled light-gray and 
medium-gray texture, and it looked like there's a 
lineation in it. And whatever the mottling is, 
It s on a frame size or fragment size of a - or 
a few centimeters, and it looks as if it's very 
uniform in that mottling; that is, there's one - 



one fragment size 
CC Okay. 

LMP-LM There are a few near one crater out at 12 o'clock - 
dark-gray rock that may be glass coated. Matter 
of fact, one of them looks like it's right at the 
rim and might have been part of a projectile that 
made the crater. 

CC Roger . 

Ok 16 17 1.7 LMP-M T^e large boulder that I mentioned that's several 

meters in diameter - I'm not even sure it's a 
boulder - It does have a well-developed fillet. 
It s highly fractured. It looks like the fractures 
generally are north-south. At least you can't ~ 
we can t see end on into the fractures. And it's 
too far away to be sure, but it looks like it's 
mottled also, although there did appear in the 

LT-^"" monocular to be a more heterogeneous 

mottling. It might be a breccia. 

CC Okay. 

LMP-LM That boulder ought to be very close to the ALSEP 
site . 

CC Roger. 



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CDR-LM Gordo, in reference to these boulders, everywhere 
I can see out of my left window and out ahead of 
me in referring to that boulder Jack's talking 
about which is just a little bit on my side at 
12 o'clock, it appears that the dark mantle has 
filleted and, for the most part, covered - or it 
has covered part of or is up on top of some of the 
crevices and the crannies in the boxilders them- 
selves, with the exception of - Well, I'll take 
that back - even the very small ones. I'd say 
from a popiilation point of view, boulders of the 
size Jack's talking about that are visible through 
the surface anywhere from 1 to 2 to 3 meters - a 
very small percentage, but when you look at them 
at our level, it looks like they are quite popu- 
lous. I'd say there are maybe about 25 of them 
in view between myself and the - where the horizon 
falls off down away from us towards the South 
Massif. The area back towards Station 1, at least 
the other side of Trident, looks like it's more 
heavily strewn with some of these filleted and 
partially mantled large fragments. 

CC Roger, Gene. 

LMP-LM To say that there is a boulder, as such, actually 
sitting on the surface, I can't - I really can't 
find one, unless they're along - around something 
very small and possibly younger craters. But I 
think for the most part everything is somewhat 
mantled. 

CC Okay. 

ok l6 20 1*8 LMP-LM Gordy, I think maybe the predictions of a fairly 

thin regolith were good. I have a crater at 
about - oh, 130 feet. It looks like it's not more 
than a meter deep. It's very fresh, has a bright 
halo around it, and it's very rocky in its interior 
and has some rocks that are at least 10 or 20 cen- 
timeters in diameter on the rim. It looks like 
it's penetrated into some rockier - much rockier 
substrate than what we're seeing on the siirface. 
The surface itself looks like a - oh, probably 
15 percent fragments greater than half a centimeter. 



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CC Okay, Jack. 

LMP-M I don't see any general si - I don't see any 

general size, Gordy. I do have a crater out here 
that's - mayhe a meter in diameter that - fairly 
fresh, although not hright halo - that has not 
penetrated to blocky material. And it looks like 
that the saturation crater size is very small in 
the area we can see; that is, there don't seem to 
he any old or very subdued craters - Well, let me - 
let me think about how to put that again. They're - 
It's obviously saturated with craters a few centi- 
meters in diameter, but when you get bigger than 
that, there seems to be more of a - a clear distri- 
bution rather than a saturation. 

CC Okay . 

23 02 LMP-LM Gordy, let me give you a quick far horizon. At 
12 o'clock, I've got Family Mountain. It's a - 
it and South Massif are a replica from their plane 
form where I - up from where I am, except that 
Family Mountain is much more symmetrical and 
rounds off to a very more definite peak. The 
South Massif, in turn, has got a high plateau, a 
high flat peak on top. Ify far horizon then, at 
12 o'clock, from about - to 11:30 is dominated by 
Family Mountain, It's - Well, I hate to use the 
word anorthosite without getting out of the space- 
craft, but it sure is white. It s\ire is white, 
but its varied shades of white - with - sort of a - 
a tendency on its southern or southeastern slope 
to sort of be marble caked with a darker material 
much the same color as the mantle that we're - we've 
landed on. The Family Mountain disappears just 
about at the level of the rim of Camelot on my 
far horizon and just in front of it - it starts 
out - that's at about 11 o'clock - it just - Just 
there is where the South Massif starts up very 
abruptly - I'd say - well, I'll try not to over- 
estimate, but certainly 30 degrees, I'd say - very 
abruptly to a very impressive altitude. I know 
I was at 13,000 when I said I was at their level, 
but - it siare looked it from there. It - it pla- 
teaus off from about 10:30 to about 9:30, and then 



Tape 76a/ T 



it starts sloping back dovn towards the east at 
about the same angle. Very symmetrical. There 
are several places where you can see what appear 
to be outcrops. I say several - about a dozen 
anyway, where you can see relatively large areas 
of outcrop on the South Massif. That outcrop is 
a - of a darker gray color than the white-gray of 
the Massif itself. The one most domineering - 
dominant outcrop is right at the change in slope 
to the west, where it goes upslope and then pla- 
teaus off, and there is a definite outcrop. And 
you can see several boulders on all levels of the 
Massif that have come apparently from outcrops 
and I feel certain we will be able to get to some 
of those - that have come all the way down. South 
Massif, too, is a - appears to be in areas maxbly 
caked dirty, such as if it was sprinkled with a 
dirty or a darker covering, and that covering is 
more evident as - as it slopes back here towards 
the - towards the east. As the far horizon now, 
I can see - I can see - South Massif all the way 
to 9 o'clock, but then behind it, there's just a 
little breadloaf-type dome of a much darker, much 
more hummocky mound back there, relatively big. 
It's probably, from where I stand, at least 
lOpercent the - the size of the Massif, the South 
Massif. Gray in texture. There appear to be 
some lineations running - well, as I'm looking at 
them, they're dipping down into the west at about 
20 degrees, but that may be a Sun-angle problem. 
But they're definitely there. And then, contras- 
ting that is - is Bare Mountain which is also much 
darker gray, much different than the Massif from 
where I stand, much more hummocky surface. It 
appears to be to me what I would expect Sculptured 
Hills to be like. One other thing about the South 
Massif is that - as I look at - as I look at it - 
at about 9:30 to 10:30, there is a little knob of 
the South Massif that sort of flows toward - 
towards the east or slightly towards the northeast. 
That's the one that tends to be a little bit more 
heavily covered with the - darker dusty material - 



Oh 16 28 06 CO 



Challenger, Houston, over. 



Tape 76a/ 8 



LMP-LM There are. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. We're about 12 - 13 minutes behind the time 

line for starting cabin preps. And backroom is 
enjoying your descriptions, but we think we'd 
rather you press on with the preps and get ready 
to get out for a really good view. Over. 

LMP-m Okay, Gordy. We're - we're doing this and eating 
too - We're trying to do them both at the same 
time, and we are pressing. Just want to say one 
other thing about the Massif. I can see a couple 
of places where craters have - have penetrated 
very small craters and penetrated the Massif - 
craters maybe a meter or 2 in size, some 5 meters, 
and there's a lot of rock debris around them, 
which tends to believe that there is very little, 
11 any, soft covering on that Massif. 

Roger. 

LMP-LM Gordy just a couple more words about the North 
Massif. It looks like a good distribution of 
boulder tracks. Many of the boulders are acces- 

least to mxdslope. Ihafs at my 3 o'clock position. 
And occasionally, at that midslope position, par- 
ticularly northwest of Henson, you can see abun- 
dent boulders suggestive of outcrop. That's 
something that we had missed seeing on thp pre- 
mission photos. But - And it isn't as abundant 
as on the South Massif, but there are apparent 
ledge formers about midslope. 

Ok 16 30 08 cm-m Yes, let's make ... I don't know . 

No way it coiild be 1. 

CDR-LM Give me that ... throw away. 

Oh 16 31 03 LMP-LM Okay, Gordy. There's also a few very bright 

sparks - sparkles from the surface - not abundant, 
out a few. 



a lot of 



CDR-LM 



Well, let me - I - I need these. 



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Ok 16 33 52 CC Challenger, Houston. I'm going to hand you over 

to the good Dr. Parker here. Have a good trip 
outside there. 

CDR-LM Gordy, thank you. You do outstanding work and we 
sure do appreciate it, babe. 

CC tty pleasure. 

Ok 16 37 12 CDR-LM Bob, we'll give you a call in a minute. We Just 

made a couple of suit adjustments. 



CC 



Okay. Copy that. 



OU 16 kO 38 CC Apollo 17, Houston. 

CDR-LM Go ahead, Bob. 

CC Okay, Challenger; we've just lost about I6 dB on 

your high gain signal strength there. We're 
wondering if you happened to hit the switch there, 
has it moved, or could you give us a check on it? 

CDR-LM We're nowhere near it. Stand by 1. 

Okay. And, Challenger, that should be a PITCH of 
21 and a YAW of minus I45. 

Plus 21 and minus k3> Roger. Bob, about 2 minutes 
here. 



CC 



CDR-LM 



Ok 16 k6 30 LMP-LM Bob, this is Jack. On that high gain, I'm up 

close to 39 now,, which is better than when we 
landed. Do you want me to do anything to it? 

CC Stand by on that. 



CC 
CC 

LMP-M 



Leave it alone. It seems to have gone away. Jack. 
It may have been a ground problem. 

Did you gyys adjust it. Jack? 

Yes, Bob. We had to fix the drink bags and a 
couple other things. 



Tape 76A/IO 



No- Did you guys adjust the high gain antenna? 
LMP-LM No. I didn't touch it. 
CC Okay. Copy that. 

CDR-LM Buddy SLSS's in there? 

LMP-LM No. That's over there. Oh, did they? *** in 
there? I don't - I thought it was over on your 
side. Okay? Okay, that's over there. Bigger 
than it used to. 

Ok 16 kj 51 CC And, Challenger, we have your hot mike. 

LMP-LM Well, because I 

01+ 16 k9 Oh CC Challenger, Houston. Over. 

CDR-LM Go aliead. Bob. 



CC 



CDR-LM 



Okay. When you guys get to the top of page 2-5, 
and I assume you're down still in the - ETBs from 
what your comments were on the hot mike there. 
When you get to the top of page 2-5, we'd like 
you to put both DEMAND REGs to EGRESS. Over. 

Okay, Bob. Will do. We'll give you a call as 
we go along. 



CC Roger. Thank you. 

Oh 16 50 55 CDR-LM Hey, Bob, while I'm thinking of it, we're - we're 

working with one pair of scissors down here. 
We're going to take them out with us in the ETB. 
You might make a point of reminding us to bring 
them back. 



CC 

CDR-LM 



Okay. I copy that. Never did find Ron's, huh? 

No, sir, and I couldn't just leave him up there 
starving to death. 



CC Roger on that. 

CDR-LM By the way, how's he doing? 



Tape 76a/ 11 



CC Stand by. 

CC Challenger, Houston. Your "buddy is doing great, 

and the sounder is also doing great, which is a 
siirprise, I guess. 

CDR-LM I'm glad to hear that. 

LMP-LM That was no siirprise. Boh, We wouldn't have taicen 
it if it wasn't going to work. 

CC I thought about that after I said it. 

Ok 16 53 09 CDR-LM Boh, I just turned the URINE LIKE HEATER, OK. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-LM And the physical stat"us of the crew is excellent, 
by the way. 

CC Beautiful, The Surgeon's happy. 

Ok l6 5** 35 CDR-LM Say, Bob, we're at the top of 2-5, and I forgot 

what it was you wanted me to do up there. 

CC Okay. We'd like you to have DEMAND REGs , both of 

them, go to EGRESS, please. 

ok l6 5k kg CDR-LM Yes, sir. Okay, they're EGRESS now. 

CC Okay, thank you. 

Ok l6 57 36 CDR-LM Okay, Bob, we're in the middle of the first para- 
graph on - at 115:15 in the time line. 

CC Okay; copy that. 

Ok 17 ok 12 CDR-LM CDR's OPS ... 580O. 

CC ' Okay; we copy 58OO. 

Ok 17 ok U5 LMP-LM LMP's OPS is 6OOO plus. 

CC Copy that. Jack. 

LMP-LM Okay, eng. 



Tape 76A/12 



0I+ 17 05 31 CDR-LM Okay. Both regulators are reg - regulating slightly 

under U.O. 

CC Copy that, Challenger. 

OI+ 17 09 k8 CDR-LM Okay, Bob. The URIME LINE HEATER is OFF and the 

URINE LINE BREAKER is OPEN, and we are down to 
applying antifog. 

CC Okay. Copy that. Challenger. 

Ok 17 17 12 LMP-LM Okay, Boh, the BRA is stowed. 

CC Okay. Copy that. Challenger. 

0^ 17 20 15 LMP-LM Ok£^y. We're at "Starting PLSS donning on LMP." 

CC Roger. Copy that. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape T6B/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUM) VOICE TRAKSCRIPTION 
Ok IT 22 XX BEGIH LUITAE REV 15 

OU 17 5I+ 1*5 CMP Okay, Hoiiston. This is America. Looks like you're 

with me now. 

CC That's affirmative, America. We read you. loud 

and clear. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Did you get the pan camera start time there, Ron? 

CMP That's affirm. But, I got a 31:11 instead of 

31:10. 

CC Oh, Roger. No problem. 

CMP Okay. (Laughter) I'll try to do better next time. 

CC America, is the bird in good shape? 

CiJSP So far as I know. 

CC Okay, great. Anytime you want to start taking a 

Flight Plan update, just let me know. 

CMP Okay. (Cough) Give me a little bit of time to 

lead into the landing site there, and we can go 
ahead and do it now. 

CC Okay. 

CC The first thing is at 119:00, 119:00. Add the 

following words , Ron: "Configure camera." In 
parenthesis, "Earthshine photos. CM5, command 
module 5 window/November Kilo. Nikon/55/VHBW." 
That's Victor Hotel Bravo Whiskey. 

CMP Okay. 

CC In parenthesis; f/1.2, 1, infinity, end of paren- 

thesis. Eighteen frames FR - 18 FR. 



Tape T6B/2 



CMP Good. 

CC Magazine Zulu Zulu. 

CMP Okay, got it. 

CC Okay. Go down to 119 :2U and add the following. 

Let me just read it to you in - quickly here, so 
you can put in the words you want to. The words 
are "Point at target marked "by LMP. Use same 
technique as for Copernicus central peak." 

CMP Okay. We'll point at the target by the LMP. Use 

the same technique, which is starting out at 
1 second - - 



CC 



CC 



Roger, Let me read it to you. 



CMP was it 30 seconds? 

CC Roger, 1 second, two frames; 1/2 second, two 

frames; 1/U second, two frames; 1/8 second, two 
frames; l/l6 second, two frames. On Copernicus, 
we're using a 30-second interval. It's not im- 
portant, - the interval. It's mainly just the 
stop settings on that. You're going to use a 
total of 10 frames. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Okay, then add the following after that: After 

completion of above, switch to window CBS. For 
8 frame of end of target. Papa 17 Delta. At 
30-second intervals. Record frame number. 

Ok 17 59 52 CMP Okay, I've got to switch to window number 3 for 

end of target. Say again, the target number. 

CC P, as in Papa; 17 Delta, D as in Delta. 17 Delta. 

CMP Okay, Papa 17 Delta. 

CC As 30-second intervals. 



Okay, Ron. There is a caution note on this. It's 
a note concerning the frame usage. 



Tape T6B/3 



CMP Seems to me like Zebra Zebra only has 18 frames, 

doesn't it? 

CC That's affirm. Do not exceed 18 frames. The 

balance of mag Zebra Zebra was used for pre flight 
calibration. Do not exceed 18 frames. You can 
put that dovn any way you want it. 

CMP Okay. 

CC Okay. Under rev 17, I've got a note - a similar 

note, Ron, for rev 17 . 

CMP Okay. 

CC The note is, do not exceed ko frames on earthshine 

mag Whiskey Whiskey. Balance of magazine was used 
for preflight cal. I'll say again, do not exceed 
ho frames on earthshine mag Whiskey Whiskey. 

Okay, on mag Whiskey Whiskey don't exceed hO frames. 
The balance is already on calibration. 



CMP 



CC That's affirmative. And I've got three notes then, 

Ron, just general notes - may come up in the crew 
film area. Mag Papa Papa for crew option. Just 
use mag Papa Papa for crew option. Do not use 
Kilo Kilo for crew option. Do not use Kilo Kilo 
for crew option. The last one is save all the 
remaining VHBW on Quebec Quebec and Romeo Romeo 
for scheduled photos. We have a very small margin 
on each. 



CC ... end of update . 

CMP That was - Okay, save all remaining on Quebec 

Quebec. And what was the other one. Jack? 

CC Romeo Romeo. 

CMP Okay, no extras on those two, then - on the VHBW, 

huh? 

Yes, we got a very small margin on those now. 
And, you're about 10 minutes prior to landing 
site orbital. Why don't you go over and start 
studying that, if you want? 



Tape 76B/U 



Oi; 18 03 20 CMP Okay. 

OU 18 11 52 CMP You kncfw you look at - next to Macrobius A, there 

is a lind of a dark halo-type crater there. Very 
small one. And it doesn't have the appearance of 
a hummocky crater rim to it, at all. It looks 
like the material just kind of spreads out all 
over the area, but it doesn't have a hummocky 
appearance to it. I'm going to take a look at 
that again when I come back - on back around on 
the other side. There's a small mound down in 
the bottom of the crater, also. It's a domical- 
shaped structure in the bottom of that small cra- 
ter. It's right next to J3. North of J3. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

CMP Coming in, I can see the landing site, now - 

quite well. The appearance of the slide area 
definitely shows up. The South Massif seems to 
have the Sun shining right on the walls. I'm 
looking for any type of layering, or anything 
like that. And can't see anything that - that 
would show that up. The big difference between 
the massif structures and the Scxilptured Hills is 
that the massifs look like they are a steeper 
slope. And they - they don't seem to have that 
type of covering over them, like the Sculptured 
Hills do. 

CMP I'm right over now. The scarp definitely cuts up 

through the North Massif. I can't see continuation 
on into the South Massif at all. But, you can 
definitely see a vertical exaggeration as it cuts 
on around up over the North Massif. And it's 
almost - I'd have to take another look at it for 
sure, but it almost looks like a flow coming from 
Family or in the vicinity - in the direction of 
Family Mountain - but from the direction of Fam- 
ily Moiintain - lapping up on the side of the North 
Massif. That's the way it looks as you go on by 
it. I couldn't see anything that would lead you 
to believe that the slide area, so to speak, would 
come on across anything that would be the source 



Tape 76b/ 5 



of that slide area. I still think I can see the - 
one spot that has a lighter albedo than the sur- 
rounding area there in the Pentagon coinplex. And 
it's pretty close to the - Let me get chart out 
here and taJte a look at it again. 

Oh 18 16 50 CMP No, it still looks like that area that's blown 

away there is Dog November - between Dog November 
and Dog Papa. And about 83. U or something like 
that . 

ok 18 IT 07 CC Copy. 

CMP Yes, Just like the map shows, and all the pictures, 

you've got a definite demarcation in the annulus 
around Serenltatis here, as you look by Sulpicius 
Gallus area. As you look at it - I'm going to 
have to take another check on it - but the dark 
annulus looks to me like it's raised above the 
mare, proper, itself. I'll check that a little 
more as we come on across. 

CMP You know all those rilles to the north of - I 

mean to the west of Sulpicius Gallus. There is a 
bunch of crisscrossing. One is right on the edge 
of the Serenitatis basin - and I don't remember 
the name of that crater, I'll have to look it up 
later - but they've got slightly raised rims around 
the rilles. You can see some layering down inside 
the rille itself, in the east-west and the one 
that runs in the east-west direction. 

CC Roger. You're talking about near Menelaus? 

CMP Yes, I'll have to look on the map and see for 

sure what the crater is, but there's an impact 
crater right on the edge of Serenitatis basin - 
right on the terminator. Right now. 

CC Roger. 

CMP And then those rilles are Just to the north of 

that crater. 

CC Roger. That's probably Menelaus - M-e-n-e-l-a-u-s - 

Menelaiis . 



Tape 76B/6 



CMP I think it is. 



CC 



CMP 



CC 



CC 



CMP 



CC 



Okay, Ron. Is The PAJ^ CAMERA, OFF? T-stop time. 
PAW CAMERA to STAITOBY. T-stop time. 



CMP Okay. Is it now? 

CC Roger. You're just a little bit past it. 



Oh, okay, thank you. (Chuckle) Okay, PAH CAMERA - 
STAHDBY. Thank you. That's the first chance I 
had to look at the Moon, you know. These guys 



CC Roger . 

CMP - - let me look at the windows, 



That's all right. We don't mind calling you, if 
you don't mind getting the call. 



CMP (Chuckle) No, not in the least. 



Ron, I'll give you a cue here shortly for PAN 
CAMERA - OFF. I just want you to know, we will 
not be retracting the mapping camera; and, there- 
fore, we will not be closing the mapping camera, 
laser altimeter cover. But we will be dumping 
normally. Over. 

Okay. We're going to dump with the mapper open, 
IS what you're saying, huh? 

That's affirmative. 



CMP Okay. 

CMP You know it looks to me like it all disappears 

anyhow. It just kind of leaves the spacecraft. 
I don't think ar^thing comes aroimd or even sticks 
aroiand. 

CC Roger, Ron. 

Ok 18 22 03 CC At your convenience, HIGH GAIN to AUTO. 

CMP You have HIGH GAIN to AUTO. 



Tape 76b/ 7 



CC Thaiik you, sir. 

CMP Okay, it's orbital science photos coming up here. 

Do you want to use magazine KK still? Or should 
we finish up Oscar Oscar? 

CC Stand by, Ron. Checking with Tammy on that one. 

CC Ron, they'd like you to use mag KK on that. 

CMP Okay. 

CC While you're looking at the Flight Plan there, at 

117=20 where that mapping camera stuff - Just 
delete mapping camera, retract; and mapping cam- 
era, laser altimeter cover, closed at 117:15- 

CMP Okay. Delete mapping camera, retract; and mapping 

camera, laser altimeter, closed. Okay. 

CC Roger . 

CMP Okay, magazine KK is starting with 21 pictures. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

CMP Okay . Bob , if - would you give me a call when 

you get ready for that mapping camera stuff? I 
was kind of shoved off this morning, and I got 
to san^le their buses. 

CC Yes. Roger, Ron. We'll give you a call - first 

one will probably be a pan camera call here shortly, 
and then I'll call you when it's time for those 
^2 P^ge line heaters - things like that. 

Oh 18 26 20 CMP Okay. 

CC Okay, Ron, PAN CAMERA POWER to OFF. 

Ok 18 28 22 CMP Okay, PAR CAMERA POWER - Let's see. PAN CAMERA 

POWER is OFF. 

CC Thank you, sir. 

CMP Good. 



Tape 76b/ 8 



CMP 

CC 
CC 

CMP 
CMP 



Oh 18 32 25 CMP 

Ok l8 kl 05 CC 

CC 

CC 

CMP 

CC 

CMP 

CC 
CMP 

Ok 18 i+5 31 CMP 



Hey, this is not so bad,, if you think of iced tea» 
I guess. 

Roger . 

Just for your information, Ron. Gene's out on 
the surface right now. 

Oh, they are? Hey, great I 

Did they confirm my position yet? 

I don't - Let me check here - I don't think we 
have it pinned down exactly. You're pretty darn 
close to it. That's for sure. 

You know, it's funny. It wasn't as bright - That 
pass over - This last pass - as it was the time 
before . 

I hope you haven't - I hope you haven't spilled any; 
and, by the way, LMP is on the surface now, too. 

America, Houston. You can go with the H 0 PURGE 
HEATERS now. 2 

America, Houston. 

Houston, America. Go ahead. 

Roger. You can go with the PURGE LINE HEATERS 
and the rest of that Flight Plan. 

Okay . What do you know? The PURGE LINE HEATERS 
have been ON. 

Roger. We kind of suspected that- 

Okay. (Laughter) Okay. Let's see. MAPPING 
CAMERA can come OFF. Thirty seconds. 

Okay, MAPPING CAMERA is going to STANDBY. IM 
PITCH MOTION is OFF. Altimeter - LASER ALTIMETER - 
is OFF. UV is OFF. IR is OFF. Okay, UV cover - 
box, UV COVER is CLOSED; barber pole, gray. IR 
COVER is CLOSED; barber pole, gray. Okay, MAP 
CAJpRA LASER ALTIMETER - we'll leave that one OPEN. 



) 



Tape T6B/9 



CC Good show, Ron. 

CMP Okay. Then it's my understanding you don't want 

to do any dumping until I go on the back side of 
the Moon. Is that correct? 

CC That's affirm, Ron. 

CMP Okay. 

CC According to the Flight Plan, you do it at 117:50. 

Right about that time. 

CMP Okay. Will do. 

Ok 18 1+8 23 CMP Bob, one little notice. Supplies I had this morn- 

ing. Might made notes, so I wo\ildn't forget about 
it. It was when you go to timnel vent, it takes 
a heck of a long time to vent that timnel. In the 
simulator down there, you go to tunnel vent, and 
it flips right down and vents. And I was beginning 
to wonder if it - if it was leaking or something. 

CC Roger. 

CMP As it turned out, as it t\irns out, it worked out 

all right. But I bet it took a good 10 minutes, - 
to get up to 3.5. Before I could turn the jets 
back on, you know. 

CC Roger. 

CMP Go, that's ready to go. 

CC Ron, just one reminder as we go around the horn 

here. The waste water - the way - the position 
it is in will probably take between 10 and 12 min- 
utes to dump it completely. Or dump it to yoiir 
10 percent number. 

CMP Okay, that's good. Oh, glad I don't have anybody 

watching for me this time. Do I? 

CC Yes, that's right. We won't be able to call you 

on that. When it's down to 8 percent. 



Tape 76B/IO 



CMP (Laughter) Okay, I'll put my old timer on. 

CC Hey, Ron» one other reminder. We know it's in the 

Flight Plan, hut you may get real husy just prior 
to that orbital science photos. And EECOM woiild 
like to make sure you get the H purge line heaters 
off, as scheduled, at 118:02. 

CMP Okay. Okay, is she in there? Yes - it's in the 

Flight Plan. Okay. 

Ok 18 53 21 CC Roger; it's in the Flight Plan. But it's just 

before you're going to get busy on that orbital 
science photo. You might of - you might go to 
the window earlier or something. 



CMP 
CC 



CMP 



CC 



Okay. It's a good point. 

And your friends out on the surface have the 
Rover out now and - starting to load it up and 
getting ready to check it out. 



CMP Hey, great I 



CC 



The surface work is going really good. They're 
J list a little bit behind the time line from their 
suiting-up exercise. But it doesn't make a whole 
lot of difference. 

Uhuh. Utiuh. 250 lens on that thing. 

Ok 18 58 19 CC Ron, you're 5 minutes to LOS here. And you're 

looking real good all around the room. No problems 
with any of the systems that we can see. We'll 
see it at ll8:29. And we'll be with you for 
another 5 minutes here. 

CMP 118:29, okay. Okay, we're going to have a little 

grape drink. 



Just remember what Jan says. Don't spill it on 
your flight suit. 



CMP (Laughter) Right. 



Tape 76b/ 11 



CMP Did I miss lianch? Or wasn't I supposed to get any 

lunch today? 

CC I don't knov, that wasn't on my shift. But if 

you're hungry, why don't you eat something? 

CMP (Laughter) That's what I'm doing, 

CC It's been a long time since lunch 

CMP I'm nibbling. 

CMP Yes. Long time since breakfast, I think, wasn't 

it? 



CC Yes, I think it was. And you got about h more 

hours until scheduled eat time. So - you got 
some lunar sounder work there - and about II9 or 
so, so you might as well consider eating a lot. 

CMP Yes, I could eat dinner. I'm kind of nibbling a 

little bit. 

CC Just want to make sure you don't lose your scissors, 

too. 

CMP Yes. This time I got them snapped to the hand 

controller and stuck in the little thing around 
it, I don't know how I've lost those things. 

CC Roger . 



CMP 



CC 



I didn't like that big string on there all the 
time. I didn't like that big string getting all 
over the place. So I rolled the string on the 
strap, and stuck the scissors in that little 
bungee that's on the hand controller. I woke up 
the next morning and they're gone. I still think 
it's behind the optics. 

Just don't go look at them; okay? We'll find them 
pre - postf light. Okay? 



CMP Okay. 



Tape T6B/12 



Hey, Ron. I don't know what Tommy has against 
you, hut they just never scheduled an eat period 
in here. We checked this out so thorovighly that, 
we forgot to check it to see if there was an eat 
period in there. 



CMP 



We prohably weren't hungiy when we checked it out. 



Oh 19 00 5h CC Roger. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape 7TA/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUHD VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 



OU IT 30 IT LMP-LM 
CC 

Oh IT 31 h3 CDR-LM 
CC 

Oh IT 32 3h CDR-LM 
oh IT h2 IT CDR-LM 

CC 

Ol+ IT h3 00 CDR-LM 
CC 

Oh IT 1+5 21 CDR-LM 



CC 

CDR-LM 

oh IT h6 08 CDR-LM 
CDR-LM 
CC 

oh IT h6 58 CDR-LM 



Okay. The LMP has got the RCU connected to the PLSS. 
Copy that. Jack. . 

Okay, Bob, I'm going to get on the PLSS, now. 
Okay, Geno. Copy that. 
Sublimator exhausts . 

Okay, Bob. I've got my PLSS on. We're picking it 
up with verifying the powerdown configuration on 
the upper right-hand corner. 

Roger • Copy that . 

Circuit breakers are configured, 

Houston copies . 

Okay, I'm in VOX. VOX SENSITIVITY is MAX, A is T/R 
and B is RECEIVE. Okay. You can open your breaker 
and connect to the PLSS comm. Houston, I guess you 
heard that . 

That's affirm. Loud and clear. 

... just AUDIO breaker. Your AUDIO breaker, that's 
all. Want some help with that? 

Yes. Do it while you're facing that way. Just 
hang them up. Got time to do it. All you've got 
is water. 

Okay, Bob. We're getting Jack up on PLSS cornm, 
and we'll be picking it up - the coram check here on 
left-hand column of the bottom sheet. 

Roger. We're following you. 

Okay. You're on and locked. Okay, and you got the 
cover? Okay. Your AUDIO breaker, CLOSED. Okay, 
on your PLSS PTT go MAIN; that's right. 



Tape 77A/2 



CDR-LM 

Oh 17 hj 16 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oi+ 17 1+7 20 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

OU 17 1+7 23 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 17 ii7 32 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 17 1+7 1+0 LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



Okay. PLSS MODE A. 
A. 

Okay; tone ON; VENT flag, P. 

Got a weak tone and a VENT flag, P. 

Okay . 

Got a good tone right now. 
PRESS flag, 0; and 0^ - - 
... 0 and - - 

- - momentarily . 

- - 0^ still there. 

Okay, PLSS 0^ 

It's on. 

What's your PLSS 0^ pressure gage? 
The " - 

Give Houston a call and give it to them. 

I'm reading 100 percent, Houston. 

Roger, Jack. And we're reading you slightly 
garbled but loud. 

Okay. Well, you're loud and clear. Bob. 

Okay, Jack. You got that, and I'm reading you. 
How you reading me? 

Loud and clear. 

Okay. We will not unstow the antenna. You are a 
skosh garbled, but very readable. 



Tape TTA/3 



GDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ol+ IT 1+9 37 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ok 17 h9 39 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ok 17 k9 k3 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ok IT k9 k-J CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

ok IT k9 53 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ol+ IT k9 59 CDR-LM 

Ok IT 50 06 CC 
Ok IT 50 13 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



Okay. Stay where you are. I'm going to get mine. 
Okay. AUDIO breaker is - 



B. 

Okay. I got a tone. 

VENT flag, P. 

I got a VENT flag, P. 

PRESSURE flag and 0^, momentarily. 

PRESSURE flag, and I still got an 0^ flag. 

Off with your tone. 

Okay. The tone is gone. The 0^ flag cleared. 
Okay. PLSS 0^ PRESS quantity. 
Okay; and I'm reading 10 percent. 
Okay. 

Okay. Note crewman in MODE B, that's me, cannot 
hear Houston. Houston, "broadcasting in the blind 
100 percent on the CDR. 

Roger, CDR. Houston reads you loud and clear. 
I read you loud and clear. Gene. ... me? 
I'm reading you loud and clear. 
Okay. 

Give me a call again. 

Okay. How do you read. Gene? 1, 2, 3, k, 5- 



Tape T7A/U 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ok IT 50 32 LMP-LK 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
IMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

MP-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 
CC 

Ok IT 51 19 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



Give me again. 
1, 2, 3, k, 5. 

I think so. I can't - Okay. I'm reading you. 
Okay. PLSS. LMP go B. 

Going B. 

Try that. B ... A. Okay. How do you read me. 
Jack . 

You're loud and clear, and I got a tone. 
Okay. Give me a short count once. 
Starting. 1, 2, 3, U, 5. 



You're great. 

Okay. I had a tone, too. I still got a PRESSURE 
and a VENT flag. 

And, Houston, how do you read the LMP? 

Roger, LMP. We read you loud and clear. 

Okay, Bob. I'm reading you loud and clear, and 
he's not reading you in this mode. How me? 

I read you loud and clear also. Gene. 

Very, very, good. We're hoth going AR , now. 

Let's go. 

Okay. Ought to get a tone. I didn't, but my VENT 
flag did clear. 

Here it is . 

Tone and a VENT flag. 

... my tone and - VENT flag . 



Tape 7TA/5 



CDR-LM 

CC 

Oh IT 51 52 CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ol+ IT 52 l6 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh IT 52 30 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 1? 52 33 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 17 52 36 LMP-LM 



Okay, Jack. The wheel is Houston and the hlade is 
me. Hello, there; Houston. How are you reading 
CDR? 

Read CDR loud and clear. And, for your information, 
your TM on the PLSSs looks good. 

Okay. Let's go. 

How do you read, Houston? This is the IMP. 

Houston reads LMP loud and clear now. You're much 
clearer than you were before. Jack. 

Very good. 

Okay. Jack, we gave them our quantities already; 
so, SQUELCH, VHF B LMP, FULL DECREASE. 

SQUELCH B is to FULL DECREASE, huh? 

That's affirm. 

Okay. It's FULL DECREASE. 

Okay. On 60 , leave that PUMP breaker CLOSED. 
Okay. 

Oh, that's cold; but that's good. Okay. On l6, 
ECS, CABIN REPRESS, CLOSED. 

Okay. It's - Is that a verify? 

That's a verify. 

Okay. It's CLOSED. 

SUIT FAN DELTA-P, OPEN. 

Okay. DELTA-P is OPEN. 

And SUIT FAN number 2, OPEN. 

2 ' s open . 



Tape T7A/6 



Oh IT 52 38 CDR-LIvi 



Oh 17 52 57 LMP-LK 
CMP-LM 

OU 17 53 03 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh IT 53 07 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 17 53 21 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Oh 17 53 26 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
U'^P-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 



Okay. And I've got SUIT FAH number 2. There's a 
MASTER ALARM. Okay. And I heard it run dovn. 
Okay. I don't see a - No, there's not an ECS 
caution until that thing rujis down - about a minute 
or so. We'll watch for that. Okay; SUIT GAS 
DIVERTER, PULL-EGRESS. 

Okay. DIVERTER is PULL-EGRESS. 

CABIN GAS RETURN, EGRESS. 

TURN [sic] is EGRESS. 

SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF, AUTO. 

RELIEF is AUTO. 

Okay. OPS CONNECT. You ready? 
Yes . 

Okay. SUIT ISOL, ACTIVATE OVERRIDE. 
Okay . OVERRIDE . 

Okay, Disconnect your LM 0^ hoses. 
Okay. LM 0^ hoses are disconnected. 
Okay. And they're stowed, right? 
Right. 

Okay. Connect OPS 0^ hose to PGA, blue to blue. 
Okay. Where is it? 

Okay. It's sticking - right - Turn around. No, 
that ' s not right . 

No, that's the water. 

Could you turn towards me a little bit? Tiirn to the 
left. There you are, because I got ... Okay. Here 
it comes - right here. OPS hose under it now. 
Right here. 



Tape TTA/T 



LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
IT 5I+ 19 CDR-LM 



Oh 17 3k 37 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

OI+ 17 5^ 50 CDR-LM 

Ok 17 55 03 LMP-LM 
Oil 17 55 06 CDR-LM 



Here it is. 

Let me get it. I'll get it - I'll get it under 
your electrical cable. 

Guess you're going to want a purge valve in a minute. 
Okay. That is locked in the lock lock. 
Move your arm. 

This is ... Could you do that? 

I will in a second. 

Move your arm. I can't see. 

Okay. 

Okay. We're right here. Okay. And I'm going to 
connect OPS hose to put it blue to blue, retrieve 
PURGE valve . Let me give you ptirge valve , and I ' 11 
pick that up. Jack. The cockpit's just as small as 
the mockup. Okay. Here you are. You verify it's 
in LOW, LOW. 

Okay. It's in LOW. 

Slip to the right just a skosh. 

Yes; slipped it to the right Just a skosh. 

Oh, it's - man, that's easy. 

( Laughter ) Whee . 

Okay. Pin's installed. And I might be an iceberg 
when I get out there, but it's going to feel good. 

Okay. It's in. 

Okay. My PURGE valve's LOW, locked, and the 
pin's in. Want some help with that? I want 
to take a look at it. 



Tape TTA/8 

Oh 17 55 18 LMP-LM There's the old MASTER ALARM. 

CDR-LM Okay. That should be the WATER SEP. 

LMP-LM Yes . 

CDR-LM It's on. 

LMP-LM Yes. It's harely on. 

CDR-LM You're going to have to push my lock lock down. 

LMP-LM I'll get it. 

CDR-LM I don't know why, but - 

LMP-LM Why don't you check mine, too. That's it. I'm 
going to have to check you anyway. Let me turn 
this way. 

CDR-LM Okay, 

Ok 17 55 56 LMP-LM That's why; because it wasn't locked. 

CDR-LM Is that where you want it; facing down or in? 
You don ' t want it there , do you? 

LMP-LM No, I don't want it there. Must have had it in 
the wrong - ... Thank you . 

CDR-LM Is that where you want it? 

LMP-LM Yes . 

CDR-LM Okay. It's there. 
LMP-LM Good. 

Ok 17 56 ik CDR-LM The lock lock is down and it's verified LOW and the 

pin still is in. Okay. Look at mine while you'ro 
there . 

Oh 17 56 25 LMP-LM Okay. It's safe and in. Lock's in and rides [?] 

low. Pin's in; it's good. 



Tape 77A/9 



CDR-LM Okay. Let me get my - this thing right here. Reach 
that hose for me under my arm. 

LMP-LM Put it under the electrical cable. 

CDR-LM Okay. 

LMP-LM I think that'll be better, isn't it? 
CDR-LM Okay. 

LMP-LM ... and lock. Verify lock lock. 
Oh IT 56 56 CDR-LM Lock. 

LMP-LM Okay. 

CDR-LM And the cover is going on. 
LMP-LM Okay. 

UfP-LK Look pretty good under that 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM Yes. That's right. 
CDR-LM Good. 

CDR-LM Okay. You're covered. Okay. I think we're getting 
to our favorite part here. (Laughter) Okay. PURGE 
valves are installed on both. PGA DIVERTER VALVE; 
put it vertical. 

ok IT 5T ho IMP-LM Okay. It's vertical. 

CDR-LM Okay; commander repeat - that's done. Drink - Let's 
take a drink then close the descent water. 

LMP-LM Okay. 

CDR-LM My ... is already prepared. And drink and position 
mikes . 

LMP-LM Oh, those little ... covers are next. Okay. 



Tape T7A/10 



CDR-Lf4 

Oh 17 58 19 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
CDR-LM 

Olt 17 58 31+ LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 
OU 17 59 05 CC 

LMP-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 



Had enough water today; they could - you could say 
you discovered me. I'm water on the Moon, Okay." 
Let's turn the descent water off, and let's stow 
this . 

Okay. WATER is going OFF. DESCENT WATER is OFF. 
Okay. And it's - Man, is it - Okay. 
Position your mike. 
Okay; mikes are good. 

Top of the page. Okay, Before we turn the fans 
on, let's make sure we've got - all I got hooked 
here is the water. Those cables are all stowed. 
They're not in your way, are they? 

No, not in my way. 

Pretty good. 

. . . though . 

Do you want to put - put this around them? 
Yes. 

That's probably a little bit better. ... 
17, Houston. Over. 
Go ahead, Houston. 

Roger. We're still seeing the commander's SUIT 
DISCOBNECT VALVES in CONNECT. 

How's that? 

Yes, there it goes. We got it. Thank you. 

Okay, Bob. Okay. We got to get the PLSS fan on. 
Don't forget that's battery power. We can don our 
helmets , check our drink bags , don our LEVAs , pro- 
tective visors, secure our tool harness. Our 0 
umbilicals are already stowed. ^ 



Tape 7TA/11 



0"+ 17 59 38 CDR-LM 

Oh IT 59 5h LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ok 18 00 11 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



CDR's under the handhold. Verify the following. 
Now, where we pick up our - 

Have to put the helmets on, I think. 

Okay, yes. Then we pick up our gloves. 

I reckon. 

Yes, there it is. Okay. Well, let's do one at a 
time here . 

That ' s mine . 

That ' s yours . 

Okay. Do you want to turn your fan on for 
circulation? 

Well, I guess I better. Pan's, on. 

Now pull this out just to get it out of your way? 

Okay. 

Okay. Okay. All your candy bars, and lemonade, 
and all that jazz are all clear. Water, I should 
say. 

That sounded good. 

Okay. Try it. Okay. It looks good here. Jack. 
Okay. And what's your LEVA? 

Okay. 

Enjoy it in there; you're going to be in there for 
a few hours . 

Can't think of any place I'd rather be right now. 

Sounds like you're in there, too. Darn, too far 
back. Okay, that's better. I'm freezing my you 
know what off. 



LMP-LM Me, too. (Laughter) 



Tape 7TA/12 



CDR-LM Okay. Does that look lined up to you? 
LMP-LM Looks pretty good. 

CDR-LM Okay. Let me - Wait a minute. Let me get this 
down around - Okay. That's around behind you; 
thermally protected hack there. That's below the 
OPS hose. 

LMP-LM Right now, I'm hoping to get out of this warm. 
(Laughter) 

CDR-LM Okay. You're thermally - Let me double check that. 

The helmet is locked. Your visor is locked. It's 
one thing you don't want to lose among some others. 
Okay. Okay. You want to give me a hand? 

LMP-LM Not particularly. (Laughter) 

Oh 18 02 15 CDR-LM Oh, man. Where did that come from? 

LMP-LM Watch your nose, drink bag, candy bars, popcorn. 
Click, click, click. 

CDR-LM Breathe hard back there. 

LMP-LM Want your fan? 

CDR-LM Yes . 

LMP-LM Looks good . 

CDR-LM Okay. I can hear the fan running. Oh, man, whew! 

Ok 18 03 23 CDR-LM Looks good here. 

LMP-LM Yes. That's all right. 

CDR-LM Steady ... 

LMP-LM New; never been used before. 

CDR-LM Make sure that flap in back goes below that OPS hose. 

LMP-LM Want to put your protective visor down? 

CDR-LM Yes, if you got that thing all - You got it all done? 



Tape 77A/13 



LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

ok 18 05 27 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



Yes. 

You happy with it back there? 

Yes, sir. You're nice and protected. Okay. Good 
Velcro . 

Okay. You're all covered here. 
Okay. 

Not my other one is it? No. 
No. 

Okay. Ohhh! I think we've got to get two harnesses 
here. Don LEVAs. Look at that scratch right in the 
middle of that thing. Okay. Don LEVAs and lower 
protective visor. 

Okay. Secure harness and self doff straps. 
Okay. Stay where you are. 
Can't miss it. 

Okay. Stow LM 0^ - the LM 0^. And comm. Okay. 
They're all stowed; everything except water, right? 

Okay. Verify the following. Check your helmet 
and visor. 

Okay. You check me. I'll read them. Helmet and 
visor, aligned and locked. 

Okay. That's locked. 

Okay. Og, cover is all locked. There's a ... 
That's locked. 

Purge valve; everything down there. 
That's locked; that's locked. 
Comm CEirrier. 
Stand hy. That's locked. 



Tape 77A/li+ 



CDR-LM Okay. DIVERTER VALVE is vertical. 

LMP-LM Comm is that way. DIVERTER VALVE is vertical. 

CDR-LM Okay. One more time. Your helmet is locked, purge 
valve, locked. Yes. That's locked; that's locked; 
that's locked. And, let me see - let me see. Sure 
and that's locked. 

LMP-LM Don't let anything to chance, 

CDR-LM Today? 

LMP-LM And the DIVERTER VALVE is vertical. 

CDR-LM Okay. Comm, you check, too. 

LMP-LM Yes, sir. 

CDR-LM Okay. Verify your old white dots. 

LMP-LM Okay. Old white dots. My old white dots - Can 
you manage to move a little? 

CDR-LM Yes, I'll move. 

LMP-LM Okay. Got it. 



CDR-LM 



I'm going to miss Danny being out there to hand us 
those light PLSSs . 



LMP-LM That's right, 



CDR-LM 



You want - Okay. I want the EVA decals , also. 
Jack. 



LMP-LM Yes, white dots plus decals. 

CDR-LM Roger. Okay, Boh, we're turning the page. 

CC Roger. We're right with you. 

Oh 18 07 31 CDR-LM Okay; don EV gloves. 

LMP-LM Okay. Is that it? 



CDR-LM 



That's it. Don EV gloves. Do a little grease in 
here. 



Tape llA/l'^ 



CDR-LM And make sure your wrist locks are locked. Glove 
straps adjusted and cover the wrist rings. Golly. 

0^+ 18 08 ih CDR-LM I sure missed heading it click, but they axe locked. 

One of them is, anyway. Hey, Jack. I verify - - 



LMP-LM ( Laught er ) 

CDR-LM What? 

LMP-LM Guess what? 

CDR-LM They don't go on any easier in one-sixth g, do they? 

LMP-LM They break just as easily, too. 

CDR-LM Okay, I've got my one glove locked. One of them - 
one of the old fist covers. 

LMP-LM I never had that happen in training; you did. 



CDR-LM It's locked - that's about as locked as it can go. 

Boy, I'd hate like the devil to have that pop open. 
Okay; that's very good. You want me to help you with 
one, or can you get it? 

LMP-LM Well, I don't know. I've only worked on one so far. 

CDR-LM I've got a free hand before I grease it up. 

Ok 18 09 17 LMP-LM I broke that one. 

CDR-LM I'm telling you, from the looks of that soil out 
there, that drill may have a job ahead of it. 

LMP-LM Yes, I didn't have a chance to mention that. I don't 
think the regolith is very thick, and I think you've 
got rocks below it . 

CDR-LM You got that? 

LMP-LM Vfell, how does it look? 

CDR-LM Let me take a look. No. 

LMP-LM Didn't make it, huh? 



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CDR-LM Yes, well, let me - Hold your hand up here. Hold 
it up here. 

CDR-LH Looks good on my side. How is yoTir side? 

LMP-LM Good over here. 

CDR-LM Okay. Let me pull this one out for you. 

oh 18 10 08 LMP-LM Okay. Thank you. 

CDR-LM Get the old other hand. 

CDR-LM Okay. That's locked. 

LMP-LM And mine - other glove is locked. 

CDR-LM How for the fun in "back (laughter) . 

CDR-LM Oh, me; oh, my. 

LMP-LM I think I got it. I think I got it. 

oh 18 11 37 LMP-LM Pull it and let go. Isn't that the word? 

CDR-LM That's what they tell me. Want me to get it? 

LMP-LM I got mine - No, I got it. 

CDR-LM Verified your's locked? 

LMP-LM Yes, sir. 

CDR-LM Okay. Both n^r gloves are verified locked. How 
does that grah you? 

LMP-LM Okay; feels good. 

CDR-LM Is your air on tight enough? Checklist on tight 
enough? 

CDR-LM That's the hest I can do; I guess. 

LMP-LM Okay. Now what? 

ok 18 12 22 CDR-LM Wrist rings are covered. Note if PGA Taiting. 

No, mine's all right. Your's okay? 



Tape 7TA/1T 



LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ok 18 12 k2 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LI^P-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



Ok 18 13 27 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



No; it's fine. 

Okay. LGC cold's required. We been on cold all this 
time, right? 

Yes. 

Okay. Guess you can open that breaker, and I'll 
stop shivering. (Laughter) 

Okay. 

And, we can disconnect the LM water hoses. Let's 
help each other with those, so we don't screw up 
the other hoses . 

Okay; breaker's open. 

Okay. 

Let me turn around this way. 

Okay. Go ahead and I'll - 

Okay. You want to get mine or you - - 

No, I'll get yours. 

Okay. 

Okay. First of all I'm going to take that off. 
Okay. Now let me get your other one. There it is. 
Okay. We did this before. Stand right there. It's 
locked. Jack. 

Okay. It is locked. 

Get the cover on. Okay. The cover is on. 
Okay. Yovors off? 

Get that in a second. Okay. Yours is just laying 
there, too. 

Okay. Hang on. 

Okay. I'll push towards you. Make sure that thing 
falls in the hole, because yours didn't right away. 



Tape 7TA/18 



CDE-LM Did it fall in? 
LMP-LM Yes -yes, it's in the hole. 
CDR-LM Okay. Wrist cover on. 
LMP-LM Wrist cover's on. 

CDR-M And my PGA is going to start biting here if we don't 
get going. 



LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 



Yes. Okay - okay - PLSS to the 

I've got to turn my oxygen on a second. Jack. 
LMP-LM Yes, so do I. 
LMP-LM That's that. There it is. 
CDR-LM Okay. It's on. 

CDR-LM A little hard to get it off, isn't it. 
LMP-LM Yes . 

CDR-LM Okay. Mine is back off. 
LI*1P-LM Yes, mine is. 

CDR-LM Okay. PLSS DIVERTER VALVE, MIN; verify. 
Oil 18 Ih 56 LMP-LM Okay. Mine's MIN. 

CDR-LM Okay. PLSS PUMP, ON; that's to the right. PRES- 
SURE REGs A and B, EGRESS. 

LMP-LM I think we're already at EGRESS. 

CDR-LM Pump's on. 

LMP-LM We're in EGRESS. 

Okay, n^sr PUMP is on. I can feel it running. 



CDR-LM 



LMP-LM Keep talking. 



CDR-LM 



Pressure integrity check. Okay. PLSS 0 ON. You 
ready for this? ^ 



Tape 11 A/ 19 



LMP-LM I hope so. 

CDR-LM Okay. PLSS 0^ ON. 

LMP-LM Mine's on. 

CDR-LM PRESSURE flag and 0^ flag clear, 3.1 to 3.h. 

oh l8 15 38 LMP-LM Okay. I'm coming up. I know that. 

CDR-LM Gee, it's 10 minutes to 6 at home. 

LMP-LM Okay. Okay. I'm still coming up, coming up. 

CDR-LM Keep coming up. Just got mine on. 

LMP-LM Oh, okay. Well, I'm ahead of you then. 

CDR-LM Yes. Okay. The PRESS flag will clear 3T - 
correction - 3.1 to 3.'+. 

LMP-LM What do you want me to do when I 'm pressurized? 

CDR-LM We'll want to make an integrity check. 

LMP-LM Yes, hut then what? 

CDR-LM Can you reach those water hoses right there? By 
chance hefore you get too hard? 

LMP-LM Throw them out of the way? 

oil 18 l6 25 CDR-LM Okay. When you get - when you get up - Okay. A 

PRESS flag cleared on the conmiander. Okay. The 
Og flag did not clear. I'm at 3 - B - Okay. 0^ 

flag cleared on the commander. 
LMP-LM Still got an 0^ on the LMP. 
CDR-LM Okay, you're not up yet; I suppose. 
LMP-LM Wo . 

0^4 l8 l6 58 CDR-LM Okay. I'm going to take my PLSS 0^ OFF for 1 - 

counting 1 minute, 57. Let me know when you're up. 
Jack, and I'll give you a minute hand. 



Tape 77A/20 



LMP-LM Okay. I'm clear. 
CDR-LM Okay. You up? 
LMP-LM Yes . 



CDR-LM 



You can turn your PLSS 0^ OFF any time. Let me 

know when. Can you reach it? If you can't, I'll 
get it for you. 



LMP-LM Why don't you get it. 

CDR-LM Okay. Okay. 

Oh 18 17 3k CDR-LM MARK it. 

IjMP-LM Okay . 



CDR-LM 



You're on the 30-second mark, and I'm on the minute 
mark. 



LMP-LM Okay, and I'm at 3.8. 

CDR-LM Okay. I'll give you a hack on it.. 

CDR-LM Okay. I'm coming up on 1+5 seconds. 

Olll8 18 01 CDR-LM Okay. I 'm 1 minute ; going back on. Okay, Houston, 

Commander went from 3.8 to about 3.67. I'll get 
yours on when you need it on. Jack. 

CC I copy that. Commander. 

CDR-LM Okay. And we'll pick Jack up here in about 10 
more seconds. 

CC Okay. 

Ok 18 18 31 CDR-LM Okay, Jack. I'm turning on. Did you mark it? 

CDR-LM Okay, Houston; 3.8 to 3.6. 

LMP-LM Hello, Houston; you copy the LMP? 

CC Roger. Copy the LMP. Okay; and Challenger - - 



Tape 7TA/21 



CDR-LM 
GC 

CDR-LM 

CC 

CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

OU .18 19 16 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

oh 18 19 25 LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 



Okay. Standing by for your GO for depress. 

You'll be glad to know you are GO for depress. 

Thank you, Robert. I understand we are GO for 
depress . 

That's affirm. 

Okay, Jack. Can you reach the front valve, or do 
you want me to? 

Well , let me tiirn around here . 

Okay, on 16 - first around, on I6, CABIIT REPRESS, 
OPEN. 

Okayi 16: CABIH REPRESS, OPEN. Circuit breaker is 
op - coming open. 

Okay, and CAEIW REPRESS valve, CLOSED on the panel. 
Okay. The valve is closed. 

Okay. If you can't reach it, I guess I can. 
Okay. I just had a momentary tone. 
So did I. I got it, too. 
Okay. 

I think it was when you closed the REPRESS valve. 

Can you reach it? If not I'll reach your overhead 
one. 

I think you better reach your overhead one. 
Okay. Slip over to your right. 
Some more? 

Let me turn here. Wait a minute, I got turned. 

Okay. How far down are we going to take it? 3.5, 
right? 



Tape 77A/22 



CDR-LM Yes, wait a minute. I'm not there yet. 

LMP-LM Well, I Just want to make sure that I'm watching. 

CDR-LM Okay; now. 

oh 18 20 18 CDR-LM Okay, coming open. You ready? You reading the 

checklist? 

LMP-LM Stand by AUTO. REPRESS is CLOSED. 

CDR-LM Say when. 

LMP-LM 

CDR-LM You ready? 

LMP-IM Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. 
CDR-LM Okay. 

LMP-LM Got the wrong place. OPEN, then AUTO at 3.5- Okay; 
go ahead. 

Ok 18 20 37 CDR-LM Okay. Here it comes. I can see daylight through 

it. 

LMP-LM Okay, ifs coining down. Okay. That's h - Stand 

Oh 18 20 53 LMP-LM MARK. 3.5- 

CDR-LM Okay. It's off. 

LMP-LM Okay. And your cuff gage should not be below h.6, 
and mine's at 5 - mine's at 5.0. 

CDR-LM One? Okay. 

LMP-LM Okay, The suit circuit is locked up at U. 5. We're 
at 3.5 and holding. 

CDR-LM And I'm decaying. 

LMP-LM Okay. I'm below 5. 

CDR-LM So am I. 



Tape 77A/23 



LMP-LM 

Ol+ 18 21 32 LMP-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 

Ok 18 21 kl LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
CDR-LM 

Ok 18 22 09 LMP-LM 
LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 

Ok 18 23 05 CDR-LM 
CC 

CDR-LM 
CC 

LMP-LM 



Verify that; okay. 

Okay. I'll start my watch. 

Okay. We verify and we're coiinting. 

Watches staorted. 

Okay. OVERHEAD or FORWARD DUMP VALVE, OPEN. 
Okay. Here it comes. 
And it's going down. 

You going to want me to put this in AUTO afterwards 
or not? So, I can turn around, Jack. 

Stand hy. 

. . . open - - 

- - leave it open. 
Leave it open. 

No, we don't, because then we don't want that hatch 
to get closed. 

You got to turn around here. Oh, boy! 

Boy, you sure get heavy at 5, don't you? Okay. 
Where are we? Right here, huh? What that was - 

What's cabin. Jack. 

Do you read. Jack? 

Jack, this is Houston. 

Wait a minute. 

CDR, we're not reading the IMP either. 
Now, how do you read? 



Tape 77A/2i» 



CC We read you - - 

CDR-M Now, how do you read. Jack? 

LMP-m Okay. You're loud and clear. Okay. 

LMP-LM We got a switch in the wrong place as usual. Bob. 
I just hit the MODE SELECT; that's all. 

CC Okay. We copy. 

LMP-LM Okay. Partially open the forward hatch, when we 
can. Okay. Can you zap over to the left as much 
as you can? 

CDR-LM To the right, you mean? 

LMP-LM Yes . 

CDR-LM Yes. To the north. 

LMP-LM To the north. 

CDR-LM The north. 

LMP-LM The north. (Laughter) Okay, it's about 0.2, Gene, 

CDR-LM Okay. Let me - 

LMP-LM You going to be able to get to it? 

CDR-LM Yes. You bet you. I've come this far. I'm not 
going to miss getting that hatch open. 

Ol+ 18 23 56 LMP-LM Hey, something just flew out. 

Ok 18 23 58 CDR-LM It's open now. 

LMP-LM Gosh, look at those trajectories (laughter). 

CDR-LM Yes. Put just enough air in here, we're - Okay; 
it's open, babe. Okay; it is open. 

Oil l8 2h 12 LMP-LM Good. Okay; final prep, PLSS primary H^O. I've 

got to figure out how to open that now. 



Tape T7A/25 



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CDR- 


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CDR- 


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LMP- 


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CDR- 


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Oh 18 


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CDR- 


-LM 


Oi* 


18 


25 


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LMP- 


-LM 


Oil 


18 


25 


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CDR- 


-LM 


Oh 


18 


25 


22 


LMP- 


-LM 



CDR-LM Okay. 

CDR-LM When you're at 5 psi, it's - We never did really 
train for this in the right way. 

Yes, we did. Okay. My water is OPEN. 

And my water is OPEN. 

Okay. Well, let's see, rest until cooling suf- 
ficient; 3.7 to U.6. I'm to h,9; coming down. 

Yes, I am, too. Coming down. 

CWEA status. 

PREAMPs and ECS. Can you see that? 

See a PREAMPs, and I see ECS. 

Okay. Water SEP component light, on. 

Water, excuse me, water SEP. Well, the next 
thing it says that Gene gets out. 

CDR-LM I don't see that. 

LMP-LM That's what it says on my checklist. 

CDR-LM Okay. Good heavens! That means you got to get 
out of the way so I can open the hatch. 

LMP-LM Well, I'm going to have to turn around a little, 
I think, so I can help you. 

CDR-LM Okay. Boy, heware of that corner. 

LMP-LM It's high pressure (laughter). 

CDR-LM Yes. I tell you at h~l/2, you're really pretty 
heavy. 

LMP-LM What was that that came shooting up here? A 

piece of "bread? (Laughter) Would you believe 
that? 



Tape T7A/26 



CDR-LM Yes, I'dbelieve it. 

LMP-LM Why is our hatch open? Somebody opened our hatch. 
Are you getting cooling? 

CDR-LM I'm beginning to, I think. 

LMP-LM I still got a vater flag. Not hot. Stand by. 
Okay . Well . 

Oh 18 26 39 LMP-LM How does the water pressures look, Houston? 

Oh 18 26 1+6 CC Challenger, they're looking just a little bit 

low. We're still expecting it to build up. 
It's going to take a little while, 

01+ 18 26 3h CDR-LM Okay. I'm getting down on my knees out here. 

How am I looking. Jack? 

LMP-LM You're Just fine. I'm holding you away from the 
DEDA, the ... DSKY. 

CDR-LM Okay. I'm going to put this visor down now, I 
think. How does that look to you? 

LMP-LM What? 

CDR-LM How are my legs? Am I getting out? 

LMP-LM Well, I don't know. I can't see your legs. 

CDR-LM Oh, okay (laughter). 

LMP-LM I think you're getting out though, because there's 
not as much of you in here as there used to be. 
Oh, hey; Gene, when I get down there, I got to 
fix your tool harness. Hold it. 

CDR-LM Okay. Can you reach it? 

LMP-LM It's come off the bottom again. 

CDR-LM Can you reach it? 

LMP-LM Well, I can't do it now, because it's come off 
from the bottom. I'll have to 



Tape T7A/2T 



CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

Ok 18 07 h6 CDR-LM 

LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 

CDR-LM 
LMP-LM 
OU 18 28 21 CDR-EVA 

oh 18 28 30 CC 

CDR-EVA 
CC 

CDR-EVA 
CC 

Oh 18 28 h6 CDR-EVA 
LMP-LM 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-LM 

OI+ 18 29 00 CDR-EVA 



Oh, the bottom of the PLSS , huh? 
Yes. 

Okay. Well, my legs are out. Keep that hatch 
open . 

Can you squat down any further, because you're 
hooked on - you're making it worse. Okay, 

How's that? 

Okay. How, I think I - Be careful because you 
might hook it on something down there. 

Oh, the tool harness? 

Yes. The back. It's loose on your back; on the 
back of the PLSS. 

Oh, man, I don't like that. Okay. I'll watch it. 

Well, I'll fix it when I get out there. 

Okay. I'm still reading U.O. Houston, Commander 
is on the porch of Challenger. 

Roger. We copy you. Commander, and your feed 
water pressure is looking much better - - 

- - now, and you're probably getting cooling. 
Okay. Everything else look good to you? 
That's affirmative. 

Okay, Jack. I'm going to get the MESA. 

Okay. And I'll have an ETB ready for you. 

Oh , man ; oh , man ; oh , man . 

Deploy MESA. 

Okay. Here it comes. 



Tape TTA/28 



Ok 18 29 08 CDE-EYA There she goes. Babe. 
LMP-LM Yea, hey! 

CDR-EVA There she is. All the way down; it looks like. 
Okay. I Jettisoned - Oh, you want an ETB? 

LMP-LM That's up to you. 

CDR-EVA Yes . 

LMP-LM You're the commander. 

CDR-EiVA I got it. I got it. And, the pressure looks like 
it's started to stabilize at 3.8. I don't know 
whether I'm getting cooler or not, hut I feel 
pretty good. 

CC Okay. We copy that. 

LMP-LM How about a jett bag, too? 

CDR-EVA Okay. Oh, Jack, I coiad swing it over the - Won't 
be any problem. Over the strut. Okay; and the 
jet bag is springing free - swinging free. 

LMP-LM You mean the ETB. 

CDR-EVA ETB. Oh, man. This looks like a Santa Claus bag. 
LMP-LM It is. 

CDR-EVA Oh, boy. There it goes. The Rover looks in good 
shape. ETB is down there. Okay. I've got all 
my visors down. Jack, I wouldn't lower your gold 
visor until after you get on the porch, because 
it's plenty dark out here. 

LMP-LM Okay . 

CDR-EVA Okay . 

LMP-LM Tape recorder - - 

OU 18 30 1+3 CDR-EVA I'm on my way. 



Tape 77 A/ 29 



LMP-LM is off. 

CDR-EVA Sensitivity, max and max. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. The Commander is about three- 
q^uarters of the way down. 

OU 18 31 09 CDR-EVA I'm on the footpad. And, Houston, as I step off 

at the surface at Taurus-Littrow , I'd like to 
dedicate the first step of Apollo 17 to all those 
who made it possible. Jack, I'm out here. Oh, 
my golly. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, but is it 
bright in the Sun. Okay. We landed in a very 
shallow depression. That's why we've got a slight 
pitch-up angle. Very shallow, dinner-plate-like 
dish crater just about the width of the struts . 
How you doing. Jack? 

Ok 18 32 12 LMP-LM Fine. Getting the circuit breakers verified. 

CDR-EVA The LM looks beautiful. Oh, do we have boulder 
tracks coming down. Let me see exactly where we 
are. I think I may be Just in front of Punk. 

oU 18 32 1*5 CC Okay. We copy that. Gene, and are the boulder 

tracks - - 

CDR-EVA I 'm beginning to 

CC - - to both the north and south? 

oh 18 32 53 CDR-EVA Okay. On the North Massif, we've got very ob- 
vious boulder tracks. A couple of large boulders 
come within 20 or 30 feet of the - Looks like 
where we can get to them, but there's a couple - 
there's a couple I know we can get to. Well, 
the Sun angle is such that, what I saw on the 
South Massif earlier I can't see very well. But, 
I know there were boulder tracks over there. The - 
Bare Mountain - Boy, it's hard to look to the 
east - Bare Mountain and the Sculptured Hills have 
a very, very similar texture on the surface. The 
Sculptured Hills is like the wrinkled skin of an 
oldjiQld, lOO-year-old man - is probably the best 
way I could put it. Very, very hummocky, and - 
but smoothly pockmarked. I do not see any boulder-s 
up by the Sculptured Hills from here. But it's 
awful hard to look to the east and to the southeast 



Tape 7TA/30 

CC Okay. We copy that. Gene. Have you got an LMP 

with you yet? 

Ok 18 3k 09 CDR-EVA Well, here come his feet. Jack, let me make sure. 

We didn't have an awful lot of dust on landing; 
but I can dig my foot in 8 or 10 inches, and I 
know we're at least that thick. There's a small 
little 1-meter crater right in front of us with 
a whole mess of glass right in the middle. That's 
right in front of the MESA, as a matter of fact. 
Right where I want to park the Rover. Jack, 
you're looking good. 

CC Beautiful, guys; beautiful. 

CDR-EVA I'm going to take a quick look back. I think this 
is Poppy, and I can give you a real better idea 
where we are. 

LMP-LM Hatch is closed, barely. 

CDR-EVA Hey, Jack, don't lock it. 

LMP-LM I'm not going to lock it. 

CDR-EVA We've got to go back there. You lose the key, 
and we're in trouble. 

ok 18 35 01 LMP-EVA Oh, I'm on the porch. Who said this place was 

smooth? 

CDR-EVA Boy, there's a lot of local depressions here I 
didn't figure existed. 

Ok 18 35 IT LMP-EVA Hey, who's been tracking up my lunar surface? 

CDR-EVA Hey, Bob, I'm east of the LM now. I'm east of 
the LM, and the back strut of the LM is - Well, 
the LM straddles this crater I talked about, and 
that's where we get the pitch angle; the back strut 
is probably right down in the eastern one-third of 
that crater. Just a little - very subtle crater. 

LMP-EVA Hey, man; you had some forward velocity. 



CDR-EVA 



That's what I wanted to have. 



Tape 71 A/ 31 



CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 

Oh 18 36 39 CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
CC 

CDR-EVA 
CC 

Oh 18 37 28 CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 



Boy, I look at some of these rocks that are 
filleted here. Jack, and there sure are a lot of 
sparklies in them. Awful lot of sparklies. 

You landed in a crater! 

That's a pretty good shot. 

Okay. I'm going to get to vork in a minute, just 
as soon as I take a look at Trident. 

Why don't you come over here and let me deploy 
your antenna. 

Okay. Just walk around for 1 second. 

(Laughter) Hey, man, put your visor down. 

And, I'll be over there, and you can fix my tool 
harness. I don't like that thing loose. 

I don't like it loose, either. What are you doing 
over there? We're supposed to be working. 

I was just going to give them a fix. All these 
little craters. Jack, have got glass in the bottom 
of them. Here's another one. 

There's very clear sweeping of the surface by the 
descent plume out, oh, about 10 meters -no, 
15 meters. Come over here, and I'll fix your 
antenna. 

Okay. Hey, Bob, how big is Poppy supposed to be? 

Stand by. It looks on the map - - 

I didn't hear you. You cut out. 

Okay. It looks on the map like it's about 
75 meters in diameter. Fairly subtle. 

Ok^. Okay, I tell you where I think I landed - 
oh, about 100 meters from Poppy at 10 o'clock. 

You think that's Poppy, huh? 



Tape 77A/32 



GDR-EVA I think so - I think - - 
LMP-EVA That's an awful big hole. 

CDR-EVA Well, I know. I got to look around a little more. 
It sure is not Trident. 

LMP-EVA Bend over and I'll 

CDR-EVA It might he part of Trident. 

LMP-EVA get your antenna. Get your antenna. Oh, a 

little more. 

CDR-EVA Gosh, it's beautiful out here. 

LMP-EVA Well, hang on. 

CDR-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA Okay. The immediate surf 

LMP-EVA Not yet. Yes, go - you talk to them. I don't 
want you to stand up yet. 

CDR-EVA The sttrface is moderately cohesive, which holds 
a pretty good bootprint - very fine grain . ... 
looks very much like previous soils. You got her? 

LMP-EVA Yes. You got a hole behind you now. 

CDR-EVA Well, I'll stand in it, and you can get at it 
better. 

LMP-EVA Well, you got me right in the Sun. Can you come 
around this way? Ho-ho. (Laughter) I'm going 
to have to get upstream of you. 

CDR-EVA Look, you get up on the hill, and I'll get in 
the hole. 

LMP-EVA Yes. There you go. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. 

CDR-EVA Don't move too fast. Boy, your feet look like 
you Just walked on the Moon, you know. 



Tape 7TA/33 



LMP-EVA Well, I tell you Gene, I think the next genera- 
tion ought to accept this as a challenge, 

LMP-EVA Let's see them leave footsteps like these someday. 
Got another - there, that'll be all right. 

Ok 18 39 12 CDR-EVA Okay. What did you do with my tool harness? 

LMP-EVA I'm going to work on it; that's what I'm going 
to do. Whoa; hold still. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Boy, I tell you, looking to the east, you 
might just well forget it . 

LMP-EVA Well, let's see. How's this thing - I'm going 
to have to loosen it. 

CDR-EVA Well, if you could just stretch it around. 

LMP-EVA I can't. 

CDR-EVA You can't huh? 

LMP-EVA But I will be in a minute. 

CDR-EVA Don't loosen it to the point where you can't get 
it back on. 

LMP-EVA Okay. You're almost reconfigured. 
CDR-EVA Okay. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Somebody tied you on wrong, too. They've 

got the strap reversed for the Velcro . Okay , Gene . 
I think that will hold. 

CDR-EVA Okay, and I'm going to 

LMP-EVA If it doesn't I'll fix you again. 

oh 18 ItO 20 CDR-EVA Man, there's sparklles in the soil. Jack. You can 

just look at it. See them all over? Very fine 
grained. It's sparkly, that's all. Bob, I'm going 
to min cooling - or, intermediate cooling. 

Ok l8 1*0 33 CC Okay. Copy that. 



Tape nA/3h 



LMP-EVA Boy, that sure - 

CDF-EVA See the soil sparkle? 

LMP-EVA Yes, I think that's a little glass. 

CDR-EVA There's - Let's go back here and get to work, and 
I'll show jrou that crater that's got nothing hut 
glass in the hottom. 

LMP-EVA That's a vesicular rock of some kind there, Geno. 

It almost looks like a mono crater - pumice, but 
don't quote me . 

oh 18 kl 01 CDR-EVA Bob, I have to reiterate. Even the small - even 

the very small - the 1- and 2-inch - 3-inch frag- 
ments that are laying around here have been dusted 
and filleted 

LMP-EVA Do-tu-doo , 

CDR-EVA - - with the dark mantle. 

LMP-EVA And that sweeping by the descent stage goes all 

the way out there, Houston, to where we were, which 
was about 50 meters, I guess. Hey, man - whuh, 
whuh, whuh, whuh - these rocks - they almost have 
a pink - very light pinkish hue to them, and they 
are not - they're not obviously breccia. Now, 
that - that's a - like a breccia there. But this 
stuff is something else again. 

CDR-EVA Yes. I don't think there is any place you could 
land ajTOund here where you wouldn't have one foot 
in the crater. 

LMP-EVA Looks like a vesicular, very light-colored porphyry 
of some kind; it's about 10 or 15 percent vesicles. 
I'm right in front of the LM. They - Quite a few 
of the rocks look of that type. Sort of a pinkish 
hue to them. The texture is coarse, but I'm not 
sure how crystalline they are, yet. Okay; back 
to work. 



CDR-EVA 



Jack, when you put up the ETB, the - check down 
there below it . 



Tape 7TA/35 



LMP-EVA Oh-ho-ho (laughter). 
oh 18 U2 33 CDR-EVA Okay, let's take a look at the Rover. 
LMP-EVA Let's don't forget those. 
CDE-EVA Yes . 

LMP-EVA That's my fault; I guess. 
CDR-EVA Yes . 
LMP-EVA Okay. 

CDR-EVA Oh maji, I tell you, ve came down at just a little 
forward velocity. Look at that - right there. 
Ahout a foot slip on the pad. I tell you, there's 
craters all over here. Okay, haby. I'd sure like 
to think that that wheel is where it's supposed to 
be . It looks good to me . 

OU 18 1+3 06 CDR-EVA Our next little vehicle to work. 

ok 18 h3 35 CDR-EVA Okay. Boh, so far, the Rover looks pretty good. 

ok 18 1+3 39 CC Roger; sounds good, Geno. 

CDR-EVA Hey, let me ask you. When I was behind the LM, I 
could look right into an area and see the bell of 
the ascent stage. I never realized that before, 
but I guess that's normal, huh? 

LMP-EVA Yes. We saw it on the pad. Remember. 

CDR-EVA Barely. 

LMP-EVA Remember when we went out there? 

CDR-EVA The only reason I asked. Bob, I'm sure it's normal, 
and it doesn't look anything 's missing, it's just 
right - right into the Sun. 

CC Yes. The consensus of opinion down here is that 

you can, also. 



Tape 7TA/36 



CDR-FVA Yes, that's protably the best place in the world 
to get a consensus of opinion from. Okay, Jack, 
it's about work time. I've got this Rover about 
ready for - your pull up there. 

LMP-EVA I got a little delayed here. 

GDR-EVA Okay. I'm sure glad those guys made us train so 
hard. 

IJtP-EVA Okay. The MESA's up. Let me know when you're 
ready to deploy. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Babe, I am - I am ready for you. Everything 
I can see looks pretty good. The walking hinges, 
you will be glad to know, are intact. They did 
not drop. 

Oh 18 U5 12 CC Roger. That's a first. 

LMP-EVA You want me to go up there and do that, huh? 
CDR-EVA Yes, sir. The beginning. 
LMP-EVA You ready for me to deploy? 

CDR-EVA Okay. Let me just doublecheck. Drape, contingency, 
unstow aft deployment cable, verify walking hinge, 
forward and aft chassis parallel. They are. 

LMP-EVA MESA insulation is not coming off as easy as in 
training. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Outrigger cables are taut. Looking good 
to me. Yes, Jack. You can go on up. Go on up. 

LMP-EVA Okay. 

CDR-EVA I'm ready for you. Gosh, that LM is a pretty sight. 
Challenger, you're a beauty, 

LMP-EVA Well, let's see how good I am. 

CDR-EVA Don't drop that. Let me get that thing again. 



Tape 7TA/3T 



CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
OU 18 1+6 29 CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 

CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 



Yes, sir. (Laughter) Yes, sir. You're pretty 
agile there , twinkle toes . 

You bet your - life I am. 

All I asked you to do was pull that handle up 
there. Man, anything you grab. Jack - I just 
grabbed this lanyard that was in the dust - is 
really black. 

You ready? 

Go. She fell, Houston. She's open. 

Okay. You've got parallel chassis; the wheels 
look good on this side. 

Okay. They're good on this side. Let's get done. 
Let's get it out. 

I'll wait for you to get the deploy cable, I'll 
tell you. Jack, this place is not locally level. 

You - you're right. 

Okay. There's not - there's not many places you 
could put the LM down and have it be zero, zero, 
zero. Okay. I'm ready if you are. 

I don't know how much help I'm going to be. 

Well, I'm starting; you pull. It's coming. It's 
coming. It's coming, baby. How's your wheels on 
that side? Can you see them: Mine look good. 

Wheels; they looked good a minute ago. I got the 
Sun, so I can't tell much - - 

Okay. 

Eeee. The only way to do it. 

I'm putting all my weight (laughter). 

Okay. Wait a minute, I'm coming down now. She's 
going to pop here. 



Tape 77A/38 



LMP-EVA Okay . 

CDR-EVA Wait a minute. Stand by. 

LMP-EVA I may pull a Jim Irwin here. 

CDR-EVA Wait a minute. Watch out. Here she goes. 

LMP-EVA Got her. 

Oil 18 UT 52 CDR-EVA Okay. Beautiful, Houston. The aft chassis's out 

OU 18 hi 57 CC Roger. Beautiful. 

CDR-EVA Beautiful. Whoa, whoa, wait, wait, wait, wait. 

LMP-EVA Tried to get off the hinge there. 

CDR-EVA Yes, yes. She's on, though. She's all in. She' 
in the walking hinges . I wish you could see it . 
Jack, those wheels did not lock all the way up 
though. We ought to pull them up before we - 
well - - 

LMP-EVA . . . 

CDR-EVA Well, there it goes by itself. Okay. Wait a 
minute - wait a minute. Okay. Let me pull it 
until the outriggers cables get slack. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Walk away from it. Easier. 

CDR-EVA That tape up there - on the reel. 

LMP-EVA Yeah, it's all - 

CDR-EVA It's coming, 

LMP-EVA It's free reeling. 

CDR-EVA Yes. Let me - let me - don't pull it until I - 
Okay. How I've got it. 

CDR-EVA Man, I'd walk and fall into that crater if I went 
to the end of this line. 



Tape T7A/39 



ok 18 U8 59 LMP-EVA Houston, I do think we've got a different - 

CDR-EVA Well, we're deploying it at an angle. Okay. The 
outrigger cables are free. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Got a different breed of rock up here. The 
stuff's sticking through this thin regolith - or 
regolith, period. I don't know whether it's thin 
or thick yet (singing). Okay. Mine's free, 

CDR-EVA Let me get this - let me get all this cable out 
of the way. Otherwise, I'll - is that enough of 
this stuff? I don't like all that over there. 

LMP-EVA A geologist's paradise, if I ever saw one. Boy, 

you certainly are changing the color of that cable , 
sir. 

CDR-EVA Yes. Just tried a John Young trick. 
LI4P-EVA Did it work? 
CDR-EVA Yes. (Laughter). 
LMP-EVA You're getting dirty. 

CDR-EVA But, I'm still getting my balance. I didn't touch 
the ground. Just got to get some of this cable 
out of here. 

LMP-EVA I'm not sure my pockets are going to be accessible. 

CDR-EVA Man, I'll tell you, I don't know how long this 
line to pull the Rover out is, but - 

CDR-EVA Well, I'll tell you, it sure is easy to get dusty, 
but that's nothing new to anybody. Okay, Babe, 
let me get - Wheel 

Oh 18 50 32 LMP-EVA I think it's safe to say this surface was not 

formed yesterday. There is a regolith; it looks 
classic. Area distribution of particles up to 
3 OT h centimeters, anyway. Then, you start to 
get maybe a selective distribution of large frag- 
ments. Got that cable? 



Tape 7TA/lfO 



CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

rjyip-EVA 

CDR-EVA 

Ol+ 18 51 09 CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

CC 

CDR-EVA 



Ol* 18 52 12 
Ok 18 52 15 



Yes. 

Okay. I'm going to walk away with this one. 
Okay; outrigger cahle. 
You ready? 

Okay. When forward wheels on surface; okay. Let 
me - let me pull. 

Okay, Houston. She's continuing to come. 

Here's a couple of different looking rocks. One's 
very white; one's quite dark. But we do have a 
general rock type, I think, in the area - of the 
hig boulders. Gosh, how much cahle is there? 

There's a lot of it Jack. Keep going. 

(Laughter) 

You're going to he a long way away. We're not 
there yet. Keep going. Okay. We've got the 
front wheels on the surface, hut keep going, I 
don't think you've got it up there. 

I never thought I'd do geology this way. 

Okay. I think you got it. Let me see. 

Is it slack? 

I'll get up there and take a look. Okay. It's 
s lack . 

Longest cahle in the world. 
It's slack. 

Wait till you get to the ALSEP package. 
Okay. By golly, those wheels did lock. 



Tape 77A/1H 



LMP-EVA (Laughter) I never knew that cable was that long. 
Bob. Oh, a glass bottom - a glass bottom crater 
with a little bench. Looks like one of the Flag- 
staff explosion craters except for the glass in 
it. Right out at 12 o'clock. That's the one I 
was talking about, about having a bright halo. 
I don't know whether it's easier to walk out there 
or to do what I did in training - that I wouldn't 
do on the Moon. Somebody's going to get tangled 
up with this thing. 

CDR-EVA That's why I'd get it all under the LM somewhere. 

I'd - what I'd - took me 5 minutes to do and get 
it all out of the way. Okay, Bob, the front 
wheels locked in. I had to pull the rear wheels - 
rear wheels back to get them to lock in. 



Oh 18 53 11 CC Okay. Copy that. 

OU l8 53 l6 CDR-EVA At least no one let any air out of the tires. Man, 

I look like I've been on the surface for a week 
already. Holy smoley. Okay. Pull pins on 
deploy cable and fittings - move LEV from LM. 



LMP-EVA Wait a minute. I haven't — the - - 
CDR-EVA Okay. 

LMP-EVA - - other pins. It's going to take awhile. Think 
we can avoid that cable? 



CDR-EVA Why don't you set it there, pull this pin, and then 
you can go back and get it; that is, it's better 
to use the Rover contingency tool, because - - 

LMP-EVA Yes, but that's off over there on the ground now, 
somewhere or another. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Pull that pin. Until we get that saddle 
loose . 



OU 18 53 52 LMP-EVA Loose. 



CDR-EVA Beautiful. Okay, we're going to have to move that 
thing - that line. Jack. You ready? 



Tape 77A/U2 



LMP-EVA I'll move it. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Let's find a - back over here. See that? 
liMP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA Oh, man. Face a little more east, so I don't 

have to run into the ,., Okay, how about here? 

LMP-EVA That's - You're the driver. 

CDR-EVA Okay; right there. 

LMP-EVA You like it? 

CDR-EVA Like it, 

LMP-EVA Okay. You got it. 

CDR-EVA Not yet. You got some fenders and stuff for me - - 

LMP-EVA I was going to get my cable. I thought you said 
I could work on the cable. 

CDR-EVA Ohh. 

LMP-EVA You're putting me farther and farther behind. 

CDR-EVA Oop. 

LMP-EVA Don't forget your post. 

CDR-EVA Okay. 

0^ 18 5i* 38 LMP-EVA Okay. Pull pins. I can see a little yellow ... 

CDR-EVA Okay. The post is up. 

LMP-EVA Hinge pins. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Yours is in, but mine is not. 

LMP-EVA Well - neither 's my outboard one. 

CDR-EVA }fy outboard is in, but my Inboard is not. 



Tape 77A/U3 



LMP-EVA And my outboard isn't. 

CDE-EVA Well. 

oh 18 55 09 LMP-EVA Tliat's supposed to do it. But it didn't. 

Ok 18 55 lU CC 

CDR-EVA Let me get the contingency tool and try to push 
those things closed. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Be care - 

CDR-EVA There's a piece of glass I picked up. I'm going 
to set it right on the floor of the Rover. Jack, 
let me get that tool. We got to get those pins 
in, I think. 

oh 18 55 52 CDR-EVA Bob, you got any words on the yellow pins on the 

resir chassis? 

Oil 18 55 55 CC Roger. The best way to put those in, if you've 

tried bouncing the chassis , would be to push them 
with the contingency tool. ... what you're going 
to do. 

LMP-EVA That's affirm. Can you get that, Geno? 
LMP-EVA Need some help? 

CDR-EVA Nope. Well, I found how to get up. 
LMP-EVA Did you fall down? 

CDR-EVA Well, this thing was in the mud down here. We'll 
find out in a minute. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack. Got an out one here, huh? 

LMP-EVA Yes. Let me try to push it in. 

OU 18 57 06 CDR-EVA Okay. Yours is in. 

LMP-EVA Good. 

CDR-EVA Can I get mine in? 



Tape TfA/kk 



LMP-EVA Want me to get it? 

CDR-EVA Well, yes. Can you reach it from there? It's a 
nice ... on it. Almost. A little more. Wait a 
minute. Let me get it - let me get it right - 
Okay; push. It's in. It's in. 

LMP-EVA Very good. Why don't you put that "between the 
s eats ? 

Ol+ 18 57 39 CDR-EVA Yes. Okay. Bob, they're in. 
01+ 18 57 ho CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Now where was I? I got dqt fender, got the 
post, got to get the seat. 

LMP-EVA Ready? 

CDR-EVA I 'm going to take it a little slower here in a 
minute . 

LMP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA Just a little bit slower in a minute. 

LMP-EVA The blush is off the rose. Okay, your front 
pin is in. And both of mine are in. 

CDR-EVA Okay. ... 

LMP-EVA Not quite as easy as in the training building. 

CDR-EVA Well, it's a case of knowing how to play in 1/6 g, 
is what it amounts to. Okay. Okay. I'm ready 
on the - the lock? 

Ok 18 58 1+1 LMP-EVA Yes. It's locked. 

OU 18 58 1+3 CDR-EVA Let me get the seat down. Okay. I got the console. 

01+ 16 58 1+8 LMP-EVA Okay; and I got the handle. 

OU 18 58 50 CDR-EVA Okay; mine's pulled. 



Tape 77A/1+5 



LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

Ok 18 59 i+5 LMP-EVA 

Ol+ 18 59 57 CDR-EVA 

oh 19 00 01 LMP-EVA 

0^+ 19 00 02 CDR-EVA 

Ok 19 00 05 LMP-EVA 



Ok 18 58 51 
Ok 18 58 53 

ok i8 58 56 
01+ 18 58 57 
Ok 18 58 58 
OU 18 59 00 
Oit l8 59 0^4 



Mine's pulled, 

Ccme on down, baby. Here it comes. Stiff, but 
come on. 

There it is. 

Okay; make sure your T locks. 

I'm not - you're not all the way down yet. Gene. 

Yes. I'm locked. There you go. 

Okay. Okay. I'm locked and secured. Okay. 

Oh, Jack, I put a little piece of glass I picked 
up right by the Rover, here. 

Yes . Okay . 

Just a little piece. I'm going to leave it right 
behind your footstool. It ^ust - just sparkled 
at me . I had to pick it up. Okay? 

That's yours. Your sample for the day. 

I doubt that. Man, I tell you, zero g is a piece 
of cake if you - or 1/6 g, if you'd play it right. 

Okay, Gene, you've got - fenders, your pin was 
good. I checked that. I could see mine, too. 
Mine are okay, and you'll have to check your out- 
side ones. 

Okay. My two pins are good here. 
Yes. And mine are good. 

This one isn't quite flush. Almost. It's good, 

I'm going to poill your flags. Oops, I bent that 
one - that one. And yo^xr attitude indicator is 
free. 



Ol+ 19 00 17 CDR-EVA 



Man, look at that stuff go, will you? 



Tape T7A/U6 



Ok 19 00 18 CC And, Jack, this is Houston. We're seeing - Looks 

like your water temperature's getting pretty high. 
You might want to go to intermediate cooling or 
slow down or something. Looks like you're getting 
a little warm. 



OU 19 00 38 CDR-EVA You hear them. Jack? 

Oil 19 00 39 LMP-EVA Yes. I got it. Thank you. Bob. 

Oh 19 00 1+1 CDR-EVA Okay, Jack, get that cable, because I tripped 

over it coming back. 

Oh 19 00 1+6 LMP-EVA Yes. I'll get it. 

01+ 19 00 1+7 CDR-EVA Okay. Let's see. Verify hinge pins and seal. 

Erect seat, seat - seatbelt. Armrest is lowered, 
piill T-handle, console's lowered. Tripod apex 
J is gone both sides. Tool behind f ootrest ; that's 

^' done. Front hinge pins are in. Erect footrest. 

Extend front fenders; they're down. Verify batt 
covers are closed. They are closed. And let's 
keep them clean. 



END OT TAPE 



Tape TTB/1 



APOLLO 17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Ok 19 01 19 CC You've got a Itmar sounder HF pass at 1 - start- 

ing - at 119, for a site - well, actually a 2 hour, 
no, 1 hour that you could probably grab some food 
at that time. 

CMP Okay. 

0»+ 19 19 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV l6 

Ok 19 51 12 CC America, Houston. 

CMP Houston, America. Go ahead. 

CC Okay. Just wanted to make sure you're there. 

Your friends are out on the surface, and we've got 
a live TV picture coming from the Moon. 

CMP Hey, great! 

CC And Boh just passed word that they just dropped 

the scissors up there, hut they found them under 
the dirt awhile. Anyway, they almost lost a pair 
of scissors. 



CMP 



CC 



CC 



CMP 



(Laughter) Oh, come on now. They've only got one 
pair, too, I think. Unless both of them ended up 
over there. 



Get some good pictures of Aitken there, Ron? 
CMP Yes, I sure did. 

CC Out of curiosity - - 

CMP Almost missed ... picture. 



Roger. When you came by Arabia, could you see the 
subdued rings of Arabia? 

You know, I haven't had a real chance to look at 
those yet. 



Tape 77B/2 



CC Roger. 
Oh 19 53 16 CMP Okay. Magazine SS is full. 

Roger. We copy. 



CC 
CC 

CMP 
CC 



Ron any time you're ready, I've got a TEl-26 pad 
and aji earth - earthshine photo pad. 

Let's see. (Humming) 

Ron if you've got 1/2 scale on your HIGH GAIN, 
will you go to REACQ and NARROW? 



04 19 54 50 CMP Okay. Good idea. REACQ and NARROW. 

CC Good show, Ron. 

CMP (Whistling) 

"""^ SS^'..-^*'' ^ S^-^- I ought to do a TEI 

What did you say it was, 26? 

That's affirm, Ron. TEI-26. 



CC 



CMP Okay. Ready to copy. 

Ok 19 55 51 CC ~; 37630; plus 0.53, plus 0.97; 

139:41:11;. 32; NOUN 8l's plus 2450.7, minus 2097 8 

rest of the pad is not applicable. Good old 

Moi^ ; J""^ Longitude of the 

Moon at T.^ will be minus l60.39. Over. 

Okay. Say again the longitude. 
Roger, Ron. It's minus - minus I6O.39. 
04 19 57 37 CMP Okay. Readback. TEI-26. SPS/G^; 3763O; plus 

245 Ot'' .' °- ^1^.^39: 41:14.32; and 8l's ^lus 

Fou; w' lo"-™ ^'^ ^^S^l' 133, 200, 030. 

^ our jet, 12 seconds. Lunar longitude at T. is 

minus 160.39. 



CMP 
CC 



Tape 7TB/3 



Oh 19 58 IT CC Good readback, Ron. And the earthshine photo pad 

is at 121:05 in the Flight Plan. 

Ci^P Okay. Stand by just a second. 121:05, huh? 

CC That's affirmative. 

CMP Okay. Have it. 

CC Roger. T-start, 121:03:59. 

CMP Okay. T-start, 121:03:59. 

Ok 19 59 01 CC And, Ron, we'd like the RECORDER, ON, on the 

LUNAR SOUNDER. 

Oh 19 59 09 CMP Okay. RECORDER, ON. 

CMP (Humming) 

01* 20 06 2h CC Just talked to the home front , Ron. And I guess 

some of you guys will do anything to get out of - 
get away from putting up - 

CMP Roger. 

CC - - Outdoor Christmas decorations. All the neigh- 

bors are outside putting up your Christmas deco- 
rations tonight. It's pretty bad when you have 
to travel thousands of miles to - - 



CMP 



CC 



Well, I'll be darned. That's - (Laughter) Yes. 
That's pretty dam nice of the neighbors, though, 
I think. 

And the Putnaans got home, so you got the whole - 
whole neighborhood back now. 



CMP Gee whiz. 

01. 20 07 i.8 CMP Okay. Finally got mag ZZ on the ole Nikon. 

CC Roger. Looking at the Flight Plan, Ron, you're 

coming up on selecting OMNI Bravo and setting up 
the HIGH GAIN and pow - powering it OFF; and get- 
ting ready for the LUNAR SOUNDER receive only 
section here. 



Tape 77BA 



CMP Okay. (Humming) 

Oi. 20 09 52 CMP 0^^. k9. OMNI Bravo. And set the HIGH GAIN 

MANUAL and WIDE, minus jh. 



CC 



CMP 



Ran. your friends down here said that they 
could hear you on the VHP loud and clear. 

(Laughter) Very good. I was Just curious. I 
don t hear them. I thought maybe I could hear 
them. Yes, have a ball down there, guys. 

0^20 13 UO CC OKay, Bon. We're - It looks like we're about 

CMP Okay. 



CC 



And we re not going to have a number - - any calls 
here for a good kO minutes, so this is a good time 
to catch up on your meal regimen there if you want. 



CMP (Laughter) Okay. 

Ok 20 20 59 CC f^'J^qJp^"" ^ <=hance, we'd like H^ TANK 3 

01. 20 21 09 CMP Okay. TANK 3 FANS are OFF. 

CC Roger , 

CMP Hey. Bob. Did Jack call down where that flash is - 

where he saw that light flash? 



CC 
CMP 

CC 
CMP 



Roger. 

Okay. I've got a mark next to Riccioli G - 
Riccioli Golf. Is that correct? 

That's affirmative. We - we circled it - at 
Grimaldi B and the east and north of Grimaldi B. 
ri^t m that area. 

Okay We've put it just - got a little X about 
the diajneter of Riccioli G, to the west of 
Riccioli G. 



Tape 77B/5 



CC Okay. That's probably 

CMP . . . west of it. 



CC 



CMP 
CMP 



CMP 
CC 



CMP 



CC 



CC 



That's probably - he didn't ever call the - I'll 
ask FAO here, but I don't think he ever called 
the actual - coordinates on it, I'll ask FAO. 
That's probably close enough. They'll probably 
all be in the picture anyway, wouldn't it? 

Oh, yes. They'll all be in the picture anyhow. 

You'll never believe it, but I saw lightning flash 
down there too. I don't know. That last rev. 
Did you hear that? 



CC Roger. We heard that, Ron. The thought that 

occurs to us, should you be seeing the - those 
cosmic ray flashes just while you're looking at 
the lunar surface and getting that effect? 



Yes, that's what I'm wondering myself, you know. 

As Charlie said, he mentioned he'd seen something 
similar to that and possibly thought it was that. 
And we were thinking that maybe what it was with 
Jack, but it won't hurt to take a picture of the 
area anyway. 

Well, I think we'll try taking a picture of it, 
but I think I tend to agree with you. That's 
probably what it was. 

We^re just guessing just like anybody else on that, 
We're just - just guessing on it, Ron. 



CMP (Laughter) Okay. Nothing showing up on the 

seismometer anyhow . . . 



Well, you have to remember on the seismometer, on 
at least the one for Jack's call, the S-IVB had 
just clobbered the seismometer, and - and that 
there was something small impact that when the - 
it was in the mud, you wouldn't have seen it. 



CMP Oh, okay; sure. 



Tape 77B/6 



Ok 20 27 58 CC Ron, I know you're wondering. All the data so far 

on the lunar sounder has come out real good, and 
the HF pass is looking real good. 

CMP Oh, that's dandy! Hey, that's great! 

Let's hope something is going on the film.- 

15iat's - that's Roger on that. We sure hope so. 

(Laughter) Oh, I'm sure it is. 

You take another look at Copernicus, or did you 
eat during the test? 

Just stuck nor head out the window. I've got to 
fxnd It. There it is. right here. 

Oh, boy. Just wasn't quite light adapted there. 
I m not sure if you could really tell . . . going 
through there or not. ^ 

Roger. Understand. 

You know, light and dark albedos show up real well. 
You ca^ see some indication of terrain; that is, 
hilliness or burrows or - or grabens or rilles. 
Of course, the fresh craters show up a - lot wider 
wxtk reapect to the surromding territory tJal 
I think they do in the - on the bright side, you 
imow? With the Sun shining on themf 

CC Roger . 

01. 20 33 20 CC ^-irst auto-mechanic on the Moon as 

one of the rear fenders fell off the Rover right 
after they deployed it. so he had to tape it on 
wq.th some tape. 



CMP 
CC 
CMP 
CC 

CMP 

CMP 

CC 
CMP 



CMP 



CC 



(Laughter) Oh, he did? Well, they were pretty 
much sure those things were going to fall off 
anyhow. 



Yes, they were willing to bet on it. 
Ok 20 33 35 CMP You can't pack thez„ in there, you have to - yes - - 



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Ok 19 01 21 CC 

CDR-EVA 

CC 

CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CC 

LMP-EVA 
CC 

CDR-EVA 

Oil 19 03 OU CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
CC 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 



17 AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTION 

Okay; and ITj you're right on schedule. 

Okay. Thank you, Bob. Did you tell Captain 
America we're on the surface? 

Roger. We "broke the news to him awhile ago. 

Okay; next spacecraft to powerup is going to 
commence right now. 

Okay. That takes care of that little job. 

How's my cooling look now. Boh? Oops. 

Roger. It's come down quite a bit. You were 
86, and now it's down to 75. Looks much better. 
We didn't want you to sweat. 

Well, I'm just a hot geologist; that's all. 

Or something. 

Somebody kicked dirt all over the MESA. Let's 
see if there is any life - in this here baby. 

Okay. Getting up and on. 

Give me a yell when you start to go, and I'll try 
to be sure to be there with the camera. 

Okay. 

Big bag is deployed. 
Copy that. 

Well, the seat belt fits perfect. 

Shoot. I thought I was going to get to drive. 
Man, I got so much dust over ny visor already, 
I got to wipe it off. Get that lens brush; I 
want you to dust me off a little later. Jack. 



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IMP-EVA The lens brush? 

CDR-EVA Well, I've got to dust my visor off with something. 
CC Roger. Don't use your glove or dust brush there. 

CDR-EVA Okay; when I was bringing that - 
U^-EVA No, we'll use the lens brush. Bob. 
CC Roger. 

CDR-EVA Okay. I^t's try to see if I can read in this Sun 
now. Rotate the hand controller. Let's wipe it 
out a couple of times to make sure we got all the 
the steering. She's wiped out. She goes forward 
and ^ she goes reverse. She's back in forward; 
she's wiped out, and she's in park. Reverse is 
down. Okay, here we go. Stand by for life. It 
ought to be on this one. There's life in this 
here baby. Beautiful. 

LMP-EVA I don't know who's responsible for packing this 
ETB, but I think it was me. You didn't by any 
chance pick up those scissors, did you? 

CDR-EVA No, sir. 

LMP-EVA They're going to be hard to find, but I think we 
can do it. 

CDR-EVA Well, they were right down there, unless you 

picked them up. That's exactly where the Rover 
tool was, too, and I picked it up, so it's - 
they're probably there. I didn't see them though. 
Okay. 

LMP-EVA Okay. I got iny camera. 

CDR-EVA All the breakers closed except NAV. 

LMP-EVA The old k o'clock pan. 



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Oh 19 05 50 CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. Amp-hours, I'm reading 115, Amps 

are 0. Volts are 82 and 82. Batteries are - 
95 and 110. FORWARD MOTORS are off scale low, 
off scale low, and REARS are off scale low, off 
scale low. Houston, you with us? 

CO Roger. We copy that. 

CDR-EVA Okay. 

CDR-EVA DRIVE ENABLE, FORWARD ... time-1. Take it nice 
and easy. Here we go at time-2. And that is 
BOTH; I know that. That's SECONDARY. Okay; 
STEERING, go FORWARD to A 

LMP-EVA Boy , it ' s hard to see in that Sun . 

CDR-EVA and REAR to D, and REAR to D. DRIVE POWER 

FORWARD is going to A. I didn't feel any Earth- 
shaking rumbles like I do in the - in the trainer, 
hut let ' s see what happens . 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack. I'm going to find out in a minute. 

LMP-EVA Okay . 

ok 19 07 3^+ CDR-EVA Okay. Here we go. Okay. The runt - the fright - 

the front wheels turn. I can't see the rear ones. 

LMP-EVA I'll verify them in a minute. 

oh 19 07 50 CDR-EVA Okay. I can't see the rear ones, hut I know the 

front ones turn. And it does move. Hallelujahl 
Hallelujah, Houston! Challenger's haby is on the 
roll. 

CC Roger . Copy that . Sounds great . 

CDR-EVA And Judging - judging from the way it's handling, 
I think the rear wheels are steering too. 

CC That's a first. 

CDR-EVA What do you see. Jack? 



LMP-EVA 



Well, I - you're wrong angle. Yes, they're turning. 



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CDR-EVA Hov does that grab you? 
LMP-EVA They're turning. 
CC How about that? 

IMP-EVA Come towards me, baby. Looks like it's moving. 
CDR-E\fA Oh, boy. Keep moving. 
LMP-EVA Don't run over me. 

CDR-EVA Don't worry. Man, if they don't like this. 
CDR-EVA How's that? 

LMP-EVA Let me - Let me move back. Okay? 
CDR-EVA How's the time line. Bob? 

CC As far as I can tell, you guys are right on within 

a minute or 2. 

LMP-EVA They're just a little high for me, Geno. 
CDR-EVA Okay . 

LMP-EVA I'm not sure I can get it without getting way 
away. 

CDR-EVA- Okay. Don't worry. 

LMP-EVA Somebody said it was going to be Just behind the 
south end. (Laughter) 

CDR-EVA Okay. I'm going to take a little spin around 
here, and I'll meet you at the front end. 

LMP-EVA Okay . 

CDR-EVA Boy, there's a lot of static, though, everytime 
-1.. start driving. 

04 19 10 09 MP-EVA I know what that was over there, I think. Let me 

see. Whee! Okay, Houston. The basic material 
around the LM is Just what I said — a fine-grained, 
medium-gray regolith-appearing material that is the' 



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standard Eirea's population. The craters, though, 
bigger than about a meter in diameter, seem to - 
get to - rock fragments - which I haven't yet 
learned hov to pick up. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack. I'm going to give them our position 
here. I think I know exactly where we are now. 

LMP-ETv^A Well, once you get them dirty, just like the boys 
say, it's hard to tell what they are. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Houston. I'm - I'm parked right next to 
Barjea. And we axe, from Barjea, 12 o'clock - 
Jack, how far - oh, you can't see. You're looking 
at the Sun. I guess about 150 meters due west of 
Barjea. And that's why we looked so close to 
Trident. I'm coming right up on Poppy. Ho ques- 
tion about where I am now. I've got Trident, and 
when I get up there - We are abeam of Trident 1, 
just where I said we were . I'm right at Poppy. 
We're about - oh, 100 meters just about due - due 
west of Poppy, which is almost in line with 
Barjea, of coiur-se, but basically, on that line, 
I think, between Rudolph and Trident 1. And, as 
I look at it in the cross section, about 
100 meters - about 100 meters north of Trident 1. 
That's the landing point. 

CDR-EVA Sure get dirty fast. Jack, that is Trident right 
here that I - that we walked over to. (Laughing) 
I just got my first initiation to getting very 
dirty . 

IMP-EVA You sure did (laughter). Where are you? Are you 
ready to go? 

CDR-EVA I'm coming right around the front now. Houston, 
did you get that position? 

CC Roger. We copied that, Geno . 

CDR-EVA And Bob, I'm - I'm - I'm very firm of that now. 

I'm almost positive, unless I'm awfully mistaken 
about Trident. I don't see how I could be from 
here. At the sacrifice of my cleanliness, Houston 
the basic bright-colored rock type in the area 
iQoks very much like a cristobalite gabbros of 



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the - I didn't see cristobalite, but it looks like 
the gabbros in the mare basalt sweep. The coarse- 
grained clinopyroxene plagioclase rocks. 

CC Okay. We have that. 

Ok 19 13 50 CDR-EVA Okay, I'm going to park - How about along side - 

Am I gonna screw up that little crater with glass 
in it if I park there? 

IMP-EVA Well, we will eventually. 

CDR-EVA Well, there's that one anyway. Let me park right 
here . 

LMP-EVA I'm sure we'll find some more, 

CDR-EVA Yes - Jack , where you been? 

LMP-EVA I fell down. 

CDR-EVA Okay, that's about close enough. Isn't it. 

mP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA Okay, she is locked. 

LMP-EVA Here, let me get the 15-volt ... 

CDR-EVA I think this camera is probably a little dirty 

on the lens. Okay, Houston. We're parked. No. 
The lens is okay. When you uncover one of those 
lens brushes, I want to use it on my visor. Oh, 
boy. 

CDR-EVA It just takes a little getting used to the l/6g. 
Jack . 

LMP-EVA I want to put this camera over here right now, 

because it's pretty dirty to put back in that bag. 
Okay, get to work. 

Ok 19 li+ 5^+ CC Roger. We copy that guys. You're about 7 minutes 

behind right now. 

CDR-EVA LRV front configure. Whoops. Hold it. Hold it. 



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CDR-E:\'A What? Okay, we'll catch up. 

LMP-EVA I haven't quite learned how to pick up rocks in 

my hands yet. Bob, or I would of had you a sample. 
That's why I fell down, Vty day will come (singing). 
Oh, oh! It's an old "blue traverse gravimeter, 

CDR-EVA Okay. On the plains of Taurus-Littrow. What a 

valley. I'd like to cut down here, through here, 
with a P-38 sometime . 

LMP-EVA That'll be the day. 

CDR-EVA Yes, it will. 

LMP-EVA Whoa there. 

CDR-EVA You never know. 

LMP-EVA Friend of mine - - 

CDR-EVA Install LCRU, lock posts; I'll get that. Okay. 
That's the next big hooker, the LCRU. 

LMP-EVA Okay, geopallet's off the m. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA You know, you Just got to take it easy imtil you 
learn to work in l/6g. 

LMP-EVA Well, I haven't learned to pick up rocks, which 
is a very embarrassing thing for a geologist. 

CDR-EVA Yes, I look like an elephant stumbling around here. 

CDR-EVA Careful with the LCRU. One dust cover came off. 
Careful with this baby. That's the real one. 

LMP-EVA Boy, you sure move that Rover around when you do 
that . 

LMP-EVA Hey, the geopallet is locked on. 
CC Copy that. 

LMP-EVA I'm getting pretty good at throwing things - 
already . 



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CDR-EVA Man, that thing won't want to go on. That's be- 
cause it's not in there. Put it in right, and it 
goes on. 

01+ 19 18 05 CDR-EVA Okay, the power cable's on to TCU, Boh. 
CC Got that. 

LMP-E\^A TGE is on. 22 - oh, you Just want the last ones. 
Okay, 07. 

CO Okay. Copy that. 

LMP-EVA 07 . 

CDR-EVA Gosh, the dirtiest checklist in the world (laughter). 

LMP-EVA Doesn't take long, does it? Doesn't take long. 

CDR-EVA Manischewitz, look at that go! Did you see that? 

LMP-EVA I wish you'd be more careful. 

CDR-EVA What? 

CDR-EVA No, no, no! Not the television camera! (Laughter) 

LMP-EVA Okay . 

CDR-EVA It ' s warm out here , you know? 

LMP-EVA I'm certainly glad I got cool. 

CDR-EVA Okay, the TCU is locked in. 

Oh 09 19 3h LMP-EVA Houston, I've seen an awful lot of rocks, as I 

worked here. They look just like those pyroxene 
gabbros that I mentioned. The pyroxene's irri- 
descent in the bright sun. The grain size is 
about - oh, between - Maybe the mean is 2 milli- 
meters with max maybe up at 3 or U. And it looks 
like predominantly a pyroxene plagioclase rock - 
Glmopyroxene , but I haven't looked at it real 
closely. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack. I set the rake on the - - 
LMP-EVA Beautiful. 



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CDR-EP/A 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 

Oi+ 19 21 09 CDR-EVA 
CC 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 

CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 

CDR-EVA 

LMP-EVA 
CDR-EVA 
LMP-EVA 



- - on the seat, I just haven't learned - I'm 
getting more finesse now. I think you can over- 
work yourself, instead of making use of the l/6g. 

Yes. 

It's going to take a whole EVA to get familiar. 
Well, I hope it doesn't, 

I find I'm using my arms almost as much as I ever 
did. I remember the last time I was on the Moon - 
about 2 hours ago. 

Okay, guess what? That old hammer goes to the 
gate top. The blue-handled hammer. What more 
could you want? 

Okay, Bob. I'm getting a low gain out now. 

Okay . Copy on that . 

... live the Rover, huh, Geno? 

Beautiful. 

I just covildn't feel it murmur when I pressed the 
breakers in. I could feel life in it, but - - 

Hey , you let me down , sport . You let me down . 
There's a pin you didn't pull. 

Okay, I'll let you get that; keep you honest. 

Not only keep me honest. There, Okay. Where 
am I? Okay. Gnomon's an island. Actually, up 
here , it ' s a geometric reference for photogramat - 
grat - photogrammetry . 

Woiild you believe that the doggone antenna - here 
Jack. When I bend this, pull the - 

Okay. 

Pull the antenna. 
Rather awkwaxd . 



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CDR-EVA Pull the - pull the antenna. I got to open it up 
to get it out . 

IMP-EVA Okay. Big connector, you know. 

CDR-EVA Yes, connector was wedged in there. 

LMP-EVA Well, that's probalDly the way it was designed. 

CDR-EVA Boy, don't drop any of those connectors on the 

LMP-EVA Look at that go. 

CDR-EVA - - in the dust. We'll never clean them out. 

MP-EVA (Hum. ) 

CDR-EVA Good thing we're well coordinated human beings, 

LMP-EVA Man, I can't believe - yes I can. 

CDR-EVA Okay, let's see. Do it right now. 

LMP-EVA Yes, I can. 

CDR-EVA See that? 

LMP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA Which way are you going to put it on? 

LMP-EVA Well, I thought maybe I would put it on that way, 
so I will put it on this way, because that's 
probably right. 

CDR-EVA If you put it on right, you're going to disappoint 
me , 

LMP-EVA Oh, I hate to touch - touch the old gnomon. I'll 
do my best to please. 

CDR-EVA Very bad general 

IMP-EVA Okay, Bob the low gain is - - 

CDR-EVA - - will never forgive me. 

LMP-EVA low gain is hooked up. 



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CC Okay. We copy the low gain hooked up. 

LMP-EVA (Hum.) The rake - the rake is on the extension 
handle . 

CC Roger, 17. 

LMP-EVA My king - my kingdom for a scoop. 

CDR-EVA The scoop is on the extension handle. Different 
extension handle's of course. 

LMP-EVA Go ahead Boh. Were you calling? 

Ok 19 2k 56 CC Roger. And your exuherance is showing up on the 

BTUs . You're running a little high on those. 

CDR-EVA Okay . 

LMP-EVA Exuberance! I've never "been calmer in my life ... 

CDR-EVA Okay, let's get - we'll take it easy. Bob. I 
think it's a great deal a part to just get 
accustomed to handling yourself in zero gravity, 
the only vice on the Moon. 

CC Roger. I thought you were at l/6g. 

CDR-EVA Yes. You know where we are, whatever. 

LMP-EVA Okay, old sample bag - 

CDR-EVA Sample containment bag, sample collection bag, or 

whatever. ... What is this thing called (singing) 
crazy. Come on. Okay, that's there. Some of 
the simplest things in the world you forget. 
Okay, let's get this one right this time. 

LMP-EVA You did a great job of parking, so I was standing 
in a hole . 

CDR-EVA Don't want to mess up all those good looking 
craters around here. 

LMP-EVA OopI Hang on there accessory staff. Accessory 
staff, huh? Most staffs are accessory I've 
learned. 



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Oi* 19 26 5U. LMP-EVA Okay, Bob the high gain is up and connected. 
CC Okay. Copy that. Beautiful. 

LMP-EVA And raised. 
CDR-EVA Okay . 

LMP-EVA Cahle is to staff. See if I can't get your TV 
camera. 

CC We're waiting with breathless anticipation. 

LMP-EVA Ah, let's keep them in - - 

CDR-EVA Well, how is my cooling doing? I'd like to stay 
on intermediate. Bob. I feel pretty comfortable. 
I 'm not cold but I 'm pleasant . 

LMP-EVA Pleasant? He thinks he's pleasant? 

CC You're fine, no problem; your option, Geno. 

CDR-EVA Okay, I just don't want to run out of consumables 
about 6 or 7 hours. 

LMP-EVA You're about as - Oh well. Okay. I don't think 
It makes any difference. You got to use the heat. 
Matter of fact, that's one of the little known 
facts of this business, Gene. 

CDR-EVA Okay, here we go. Coming up. I've got the TV 

camera in my hand, Bob. Oh man. Hey, Jack, Just 
stop. You owe yourself 30 seconds to look up over 
the South Massif and look at the Earth. 

LMP-EVA What? The Earth? 
CDR-EVA Just look up there. 

LMP-EVA You seen one Earth, you've seen them all. 

CDR-EVA Ko you haven't, babe. When you begin to believe 
that . Come on camera , go in there . . . 

LMP-EVA I'll look in a minute, Gene. But I tell you, once 
I start this little operation, if I don't finish 
it, it never gets done. 



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CDR-EVA Oka;y, get in there. Okay, that's in there. That's 
in there. 

OU 19 28 39 CDR-EVA Camera is locked down. Okay, TCU, sunshade the 

camera and then the cable. Okay, let me get the 
sumshade . 

oh 19 28 % LMP-EVA That's always more of a job than it ought to be. 

However, SCB-3 is on the handhold. 

CDR-EVA I think I'm getting smarter about l/6g. 

LMP-EVA That gate works great. Snaps in, snaps closed 

with the slightest flick of a coordinated wrist. 
Where is that camera anyway? 

CDR-EVA Oh, it's over here. Oh, boy. I just still barely 
see the scissors. 

LMP-EVA I ought to get those. 

CDR-EVA Yes, but when we go hungry. 

LMP-EVA I'm not sure I can. 

CDR-EVA Okay, don't. Okay, we'll - we'll get them when 
we get the tongs out. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA There are some tongs in the Rover, and I'll come 
over and get them in a minute. 

CC Roger, Challenger. And we refrained from mention- 

ing that to Ron. 

CDR-EVA Tell him - Tell him I hope he's enjoying our 

scissors. Okay, Bob, the TV is connected to the 
TCU electrically. The sunshade is on. I've got 
to deploy the high gain. 

LMP-EVA Okay, now, well let's see how smart you are. That 
was a pretty good attitude you parked at. 



CDR-EVA 



Okay, Jack is the high gain away from my antenna. 
Can you see? 



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LMP-EVA Let me turn around. Yes. You're clear. 

CDR-F/A Okay, it's locked. Locked. Kow let me see if I 
can find beautiful big dot up there. I know what 
I m going to have to do. I'm going to have to 
get the, oh, I got It right there. Might be able 
to peak that but I got that. 

LMP-EVA You hit it, huh? 

CDR-EVA Put my hand over it, so I could see it. 

IWP-EVA Hey, that's an interesting problem. Your seat 
won't stay up. 

CDR-EVA How about that piece of Velcro there. 

LMP-EVA That's just what I'm working on there. Great 
minds think alike. Okay, that goes in there. 
The trouble is to reach it, I've got to - 

CDR-EVA Okay, I'll bet you it says put MAG Bravo. 

LMP-EVA Oh, your's is in a circle. 

CDR-EVA Okay, check LCRU. Deploy LCRU with antenna? Okay. 
Deploy the LCRU with antenna. Blanket's open 
100 percent . 

LMP-EVA Come on, baby, open. Ponna, it goes. 

CDR-EVA Oh, are those mirrors nice. I hope they stay 
that way for a while. 

LMP-EVA They won't. John and Charlie know exactly what 
we're talking about. Mark my words. 

CDR-EVA Okay, I'm going to close the circuit breaker. 
Bob. 

Oh 19 32 k3 CDR-EVA Okay, circuit breaker is CLOSED. 
CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA POWER switch is INTERNAL. POWER switch is 

INTERNAL. Okay, let me give you some - some 



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numbers , AGC is 3 - about S.'+i temp is about 1,8; 
and power is about 2.1. Okay; POWER to EXTERNAL. 

CC We copy those , Geno . 

CC Geno . 

CDR-EVA Okay, POWER is EXTERNAL. MODE SWITCH is going to 
two FM/TV. Okay. Man, did you peak out at signal 
strength of hO. 

LMP-EVA I can't see right now, but I think I've still got 
you right in the center. 

CDR-EVA Okay, POWER switch on to TCU. Okay, it's on to 
TCU. Okay, AGC and POWER. Yes sir. Bob, I'm 
verifying at kO. That's a good Navy term, kO on 
the AGC. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA And the TV is all yoiir's. 

CC Roger. Have you got a power reading there for 

us , Geno? 

CDR-EVA I hope. Okay, I'll give you a power reading, 

EXTERNAL, if you want it. I'll give you - TEMP 
is still about IT and POWER is about l8 on 
EXTERNAL. 

CC Hey, we have a picture, IT. We have a picture. 

CDR-EVA You have? Beautiful, babe. It's all your's. I 
hope it moves now. 

CC It does. 

CDR-EVA I hope it moves. You'll find out - hey. It moves. 
It's alive. 

CC And. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, I'm going to get SRC 1. 

CC Okay , could we have a EMU check on you fellows 

when convenient? 



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CDR-EVA Okay. Commander is 3.8 plus. I'm - I must be 
80 percent and no flags and no tones. 

CC Copy that. 

LMP-EVA Okay, LMP is - LMP is ahout 80, let me see - 75, 
about 60 percent, and no flags, no tones. I've* 
got 83 percent. 

CC Okay, copy that. And you've sure got a lot of 

stuff on the Rover a1 ready . 

LMP-EVA Yes, MAG Helen has Just gone Into the bag - into 
the seat. 

CC Copy that. 

LMP-EVA MAG Cynthia is in there. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, SRC is open. 

LMP-EVA Gail is in. 

CDR-EVA Jack, watch these SRCs. I don't like the lock on 
this cable very well. 

LMP-EVA I never have. 

CC Okay, and Jack. You did get that mag?. 

LMP-EVA Okay . 

CC Charlie as well? 

LMP-EVA That's affirm. 

CC Okay. And we did not copy your cuff gage reading 

down here. 

LMP-EVA Oh, you didn't? Well, maybe that's because I 
didn't give it to you. 3.9- No wonder that's 
so much work. 

CC Go ahead. Copy that. 

OU 19 36 53 CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, SRC 1 is - She sure won't stay in the 

MESA ... 



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LMP-EVA Let me try that. Okay, that will stay in there 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. It's closed. It sure doesn't seem 
like it wants to stay there, though. And the 
organic sample has been sealed. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-E\'A I guess you believe we're here now, huh? 

CC Now we believe you're here. We see you in person. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Bob, the - Bob, the SRC cover will not 

stay closed. It just slowly springs up. There's 
nothing I can seem to do for it . I might be able 
to set something, a blanket, on top or something. 

CC Okay, stand by on that. We'll get back with you. 

CDR-EVA Okay. I'm putting - yes, it just flops open. 
I'm taking SCB 1 to the Tool Gate. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA I'll get me a hammer, and I'll give you a gravim- 
eter reading. 

LMP-EVA Ko, you won't. Not until you're done. I'll go 

get the flag there. Guess what? We're here again 

LMP-EVA The Buddy SLSS is on the Rover. Okay, ETB. Okay, 
CDR's camera film magazine I had to work on a 
little bit to get it to work but it's working. 

CC Copy that. 

LMP-EVA If I get that camera, you can punch the gravimeter 
I think. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Get the camera, and I'll give them a grav- 
imeter reading. Is that all you need? Because 
I'll go get the flag. 

LMP-EVA Okay, you'd better let that - yes, but why don't 
when you go - let me get some tongs , too . We 
need to salvage those - - 



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- - scissors. 
Okay, 

Okay . Let me steady the Rover . . . 
Okay, Bob. 

MARK: Gravimeter and the light is flashing. 
Okay. We copy that. 

(Singing) Oh, hury me not on the lone prairie. 
Where the coyotes hovl , and the wind blows free 
Okay. 

Okay, where am I? 

You're doing a gravimeter, getting the flag. I 
got your camera. I'm going to salvage the 
scissors . 

Okay, get the scissors, and I'll be putting the 
flag in. And don't no near the Rover. 

Don't go near the water. That reminds me of a 
good book - Boy. I can't go near the Rover. 

Let me tell you. 

No, I can't go near the Rover. 

Why don't you set them 

How about you letting me stick these in your 
pocket with your - - 

No. Set them up there. Just set them in there 
We'll get them when we come back in. 

Okay, I'll tell you what I'm going to do. 

Just set them inside the - put them in the - 

I'm going to hang them here on the hook. 

Okay, that's good. 



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LMP-EVA Right there. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack. Hov about the flag right over here 
in this little mound? 

LMP-EVA Which mound? 

CDR-EVA Well, let me take a look around. 

LMP-EVA How about right up there on that little high 
point. Right up in here where I'm going. 

■ CDR-EVA Yes. Of course, your idea of a high point might 
"be different than mine. 

LMP-EVA I meant the North Massif. (Laughter) 

Oh 19 ho 58 CDR-EVA That's probably the best place in the world for 

the flag, is right up on the top. 

LMP-EVA Okay , let me come over and help you . How about 

right - how about right? Well, we'll find out ... 

CDR-EVA Yes. Hey, you're in the edge of the crater though. 
That ' s no test . 

MP-EVA Yes, that's all right. Move right over here near 
your tire tracks. 

CDR-EVA Yes. This is a high point right here. 

LMP-EVA Yes, that's good. Right there. 

CDR-EVA Well, that wasn't too good. 

LMP-EVA Okay, let me give it a few whacks. Baloney. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Watch yoiir fingers. Now that wasn't too 
bad. Want to make sure it stajids up. That's 
getting pretty - I can - I - well - we'll - we 
can probably - what we could do - I don't know 
how far we could drill, but we hit something solid 
with that one. 

CDR-EVA No, it was still going. 

LMP-EVA Yes, but did you ever see a vibrator like that? 



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CDR-EVA No, I've never put a flag up on the Moon before. 
LMP-EVA What? PvlII that in. 

CDR-EVA (Laughter) You'll have to get it down to my level. 
Tall guys are all alike . 

LMP-EVA Wait, I'm not throiagh. 

CDR-EVA Okay. How about getting it stretched out? 

LMP-EVA I will. I Just can't start forward as fast as I 
would like to. Hate to touch it, my hands are 
so dirty. 

CDR-EVA Okay? 

LMP-EVA Yes, it's going to want to curl. Maybe it'll - 
it sort of looks like it's waving in the breeze. 

CDR-EVA Yes sir. How about right there? 

LMP-EVA Take a couple this way, and we'll take a couple 
that way. How's that? 

CDR-EVA Oh, I ought to get - let me get over to the other 
side - you can get the Rover in the background. 

LMP-EVA Yeah, and the LM. 

CDR-EVA It does wave when you do that, 

CC We've got a beautiful picture of you guys up - 

down there . 

CDR-EVA Let me tell you. Bob. This flag is a beautiful 
picture. You see that? 

LMP-EVA Okay, you're - it's partially covering the Rover, 
but I think it ' s a pretty good shot . How ' s that ? 
Let me get the focus right. 

LMP-EVA I don't know where to put it. 

CDR-EVA There you go. Wait a minute. 

LMP-EVA All right I got you reaching for the flag. 



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CDR-EVA How's that? 

LMP-EVA That's very good. Gene. Let me get it to stereo. 

CDR-EVA Houston 

LMP-EVA That's beautiful. 

Oh 19 k3 53 CDR-E\rA It's got to be one of the most proud moments of my 

life. I guarantee you. Let you get a close in 
one and we'll trade cameras. Houston, I don't 
know how many of you are aware of this, hut this - 
this flag has flown in the MOCR since Apollo 11. 
And we very proudly deploy it on the Moon, to 
stay for as long as it can, in honor of all those 
people who have worked so hard to put us here and 
to put every other crew here and to make the 
country. United States and mankind, something 
different than it was . 

CC Roger, IT- And presuming to speak in behaJ-f of 

some of those that work on the MOCR, we thank 
you very much. 

CDR-EVA Back right where you were. Step to the right. 
Right there. 

LMP-EVA Yes, that's alright. I'll keep it down, 

LMP-EVA ... Get closer. I'm going to get on the other 
side . 

CDR-EVA Well , I want to get something here . 

LMP-EVA What's that? 

CDR — EVA I want to get the Earth. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Let me get over here. 

CDR-EVA Get aroimd on that side. 

LMP-EVA I don't - I don't think it's going - you're a 
little close, maybe. Get them both in focus. 



CDR-EVA That might do it. Try that one time, then we'll 
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LMP-EVA Higher up a little - 
CDR-EVA Yes . 

LMP-IT/A Let me try it again, okay? I don't know, Geno, 

okay? Let me get over here closer to you. Okay. 
That might have got it. 

CDR-EVA Okay, very good. 

LMP-EVA Okay. 

CDR-EVA Alright, looks good. You think your gravimeter's 
ready so I can go back there? 

CC Roger, 17. The gravimeter's ready and a couple of 

words here. One, I presume you found the scissors, 
right? 

LMP-EVA Yes, sir. 

CC Okay. Two - 

CDR-EVA Not Ron's, we found ours. 

CC Roger. And the second thing is we do want the 

SRC closed. And if you can partially latch it, 
I'm not sure tha't easily done, that would he one 
solution. The other would be to put something 
on top of it to hold it closed. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. I'll find something 

CC Okay, copy that. One of the brackets off the MESA 

would be something, or a rock that's nearby; that's 
another possibility. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Gene, what are you going to be up to now? 

CDR-EVA I'm going to go get the - - 

LMP-EVA . . . pallet? 

CDR-EVA - - pallet. 

Oh 19 hj 52 LMP-EVA Okay, why don't - why don't I give the old - the 

old inspection here bit. And I really ought to 
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CDR-EVA I need a 

IMP-EVA Yes . 

CC Roger. That's affirmative. 

CDR-EVA ... on this . 
LMP-EVA What would you just - 
CDR-EVA Well, I'll find something. 

LMP-EVA I'll take the old CDR's camera. Not a had camera 
to take. 

CDR-EVA Jack, I'm going to take the old gunny sack hera 
and put it over. That'll hold it down. 

CC I presume you're talking about the big ba^;, Cieno. 

CDR-EVA Yes, the big bag that was on the ladder. That's 

all it needs. It's just a little bit. There's just 
enough spring force in it. Okay, Houston. I think 
you've had all the good words about the LM. We 
have never flown a better LM. I guess that's safe 
enough to say. The quads look great. The old 
steerables are aimed right at you. Rendezvous 
radar ' s in good shape . It's parked - looks like 
parallel to Z. Just about perfectly. There's no 
visible - I'm on the 3 o'clock position, plus Y. 
No visible contamination. There's a little bit of 
discoloration of the plume shield below the 
thrusters. The engine bell never touched the 
ground. It's about - 15 centimeters off the ground. 

CC How's that for coming down gentle? 

CDR-EVA That's what you call okay number three wire. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Hey , we never heard what our landing parameters 
were . 

CC We ' 11 worry about that later . 

CDR-EVA ... now that we're here. 



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IMP-EVA Oh, but they always - they always give them to us 
m the simulator. Hey, Bob, judging from what I 
see on my clock, we're not but about 5 minutes 
behind. 



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That agrees more or less with the way we read it. 



Ok 19 50 03 LMP-EVA Gene had a little forward motion as I think you 

heard his call. And that shows up in the forward 
footpad at any rate or did. It looks like he may 
have hat tail first a little bit. That's embedded 
to the full pad depth. I see no - By George, Gene. 
you may have had a first. I think you stroked 
that thing. 

CDR-EVA I stroked what? 

LMP-EVA The rear - the rear landing gear. 
CDR-EVA Well, we can measure it and find out. 
LMP-EVA I'll take a picture of it. 

CDR-EVA May have stroked it. The Mylar, the lower orange 
%lar, is folded a little bit. 

CC Roger. There's word floating around down here 

about a typical Navy landing, but I'm not sure 
whether we believe it or not. 

LMP-EVA He caught his tail hook. Say, Bob - - 

CC That's the best way. 

MP-EVA - -Just behind the LM in that very fresh crater, 
1 picked up an example of the kind of gabbro I was 
talking about. And I'll stick it in the big bag, 
except the big bag has disappeared. 

CDR-EVA Okay, I've got to give you a reading. Bob, if 
you're ready. 

CC Ready . 

LMP-EVA You put the big bag up - - 



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6T0 003 101. That's 67O 003 101. 
Okay. We copy that. 

Jack, I put that there to hold the SRC down. 

That's alright, I just put our sample in it. It's 
in the bottom of the hag. It's ahout 8 hy 5 centi- 
meters hy 3 centimeters. Slightly tabular. 

Okay. We copy that. It's in the big bag. 

Yes sir. 

Okay, okay. Bob. A MARK on gravity. 
Copy that . 

And the light is flashing. 
Copy that . 

I've got to tell you. Bob. I haven't done every- 
thing there is to do in the Navy, but deploying 
that flag has got to be the most proud thing I'll 
ever do in my life. If you could see, and you 
could see it from where we are, I know you'd feel 
the same way. 

Roger on that, Geno- 

( Laughter ) 

God, he's pretty up there. God, you're pretty up 
there over the South Massif. Beautiful. 

Hope nobody saw that. 

Beautiful. 

Oh, they were watching me. (Laughter) Those 
finks. Okay, you weren't doing anything with this 
gravimeter on here , I hope . 

No, its on the deck. 



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CC Okay, you might grab me a ... when you set it on 

there. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Too late. Bob. 

CC Okay. 

LMP-EVA I'll get it later. 

CC We'll get it later. No hurry. 

CDR-EVA Okay, now if I can figure how to get this off. 
You've got to educate us again. 

LMP-EVA We may not remember those. 

CDR-EVA Bob, the sceptre's in hand. 

CC Roger on that. 

MP-EVA Okay. I'll give you a temperature. Let's see 
whether it fits, 1*11 bet it does. 

CDR-EVA Come on. Lock, baby. Okay, it's ON - 

CC Copy that. 

ok 19 5I+ 2k CDR-EVA LOCK. 

CC Roger. 

LMP-EVA Okay, Bob. Here's a temperature for you. Forty 
degrees . 

CC Say again. 

LMP-EVA kO. 

CC Copy that. 

CDR-EVA Both covers. Okay, number 1 - something over 

here. Never did figuire out what. Okay, Bob, tho 
shade is deployed facing deep space. 



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Copy. Roger. Understand the cosmic ray. 



CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. The antenna is deployed. It's not on 
the post yet, but it's deployed. 



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DIP- EVA Oh, oh, come on. Don't get - don't get all caught 
on something. That's better, that's better. Okay, 
Bob. I think - just about got a - the sunside 
deployed, just as perpendiculaj- to the Sun as I 
think anybody could do. 

CC Okay . Copy that . Good enough . 

LMP-EVA Okay, I don't have any pictures yet, so you might 
put that down as something to get later. 

CC Yes, we'll catch that in the PAN with the next EVA 

or something like that . 

LMP-EVA Man if that - Boy, if that antenna doesn't get some 
noise from outer space, I don't know what will. 
If they axe out there, and they are I'm sure. 
They'll see that one. That is even weirder looking 
out here than it is in the high bay. Hey, Bob, 
before I leave the ALSEP, remind me to check the 
cosmic ray. I might hit it here in the process 
of deployment. 

CC Okay , try not to . 

LMP-EVA I got a little close. 

CC Okay , 

CDR-EVA Oh, I will. Okay, the doors are open, beautifully. 

MP- EVA I don't know what talent you have for landing in 
holes, Cernan, but once again I'll be doing all 
the ALSEP work in the hole. 

CDR-EVA Okay. 

CC . Are you saying we should have kept the pulleys 

there. Jack? 

LMP-EVA Okay. Yes, I need the pulleys. 

CDR-EVA You know. Bob, I've got a little bit of a problfm 
here. I've got the SEP connector on, (Lauf;;hter) 
But it - it - it'll - it'll - it'll slide - slide 
down in, but the locking cover just won't go over. 



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CC Roger, Geno. Understand. It slides in far enough, 

you think it's aligned, huh? 

CDR-EVA Yes, I'm positive it's aligned. It just - it didn't 
appear to lock over, well not appear, it just won't 
lock over. I'm shoving it home. Okay, I got it. 

CC Okay. Copy. 

CDR-EVA I got it. Makes everyone happier. 

CC I'm glad we have the right solution to that one. 

Gene. 

CDR-EVA The right solution is the fact that you've got a 
man here doing it. 

CC Laughter . 

Oh 19 58 30 CDR-EVA Okay. Hey, Bob. The ECS TEMP MONITOR switch is 

ON. 

CC Copy that. 

LMP-EVA There's an easy way and a hard to do everything. 

Don't know why we don't do it the easy way. Pay- 
day. RTG is on the surface. 

CC Copy that. 

IMP-EVA Central station is . . . Gene's little pet Job makes 
these things slide out by themselves almost. 



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CDR-EVA Okay. Hey, Jack, you notice there's none of those 
guys up there holding those hoses as we go around 
the LM. 

LMP-EVA What do you mean? I saw one just a minute ar,o. 
CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. You want 5, 6, and 7. 
CC That's affirmative. 

CDR-EVA Okay, 1*, 5, 6. and 7. It's coming off. 
CC Roger on that. 



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CDR-EVA Okay. 

oh 20 00 36 CDR-EVA Just took time out for a snack and a little water. 
CC Okay. 

CDR-EVA Okay. How's the TV working? 

CC Beautiful - To coin a phrase, it's a panorajnic 

scene of "beauty. 

LMP-EVA Come on now. Boh. 

CDR-EVA Say, Bob, what do you think of the terrain? 

CC Looks flat. Looks very flat and smooth. 

CDR-EVA That ' s why you ' re an astronomer . 

LMP-EVA That's why you're - (laughter). Oh, well. 

CDR-EVA Okay, I'll give you a reading on the TGE if you're 
ready. 

CC Roger , ready . 

CDR-EVA Don't kick dust on it. Hope I can read it down 

here. Okay. Okay, Bob. Bob, you're going to have 
to bear with me. When I leaned over to punch it, 
I hit GRAVITY instead of READ, so I guess I got 
to wait it out. 

CC Okay. We'll set the timer again. 

CDR-EVA Okay, I'll - I should have been more - more careful. 

Okay. Orient pallet to the Sun. If you can see it, 
it's directly at the Sun so that ought to be good. 

CC Okay , copy that . 

CDR-rEVA The SRC doesn't have to be all the way closed does 
it? 

CC No. Not all the way. Just as long as it'y mofit 

of the way closed. You can have a crack there in 
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CDR Okay, that's what it is. Man, I'll tell you. 

This - this thing got low all of a sudden. How 
are you coming, Jack? 

LMP-EVA Great. 

CDR-EVA You get it fueled yet? 
LMP-EVA No. Okay, coming soon though. 

CDR-EVA Let me know if you have any problems with that. 
LMP-EVA All right, I will. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Come on bag. You're all I got. Man, I - 
there we go. (Hum) Bob, that gravimeter went 
right to steady. It blinked once and went right 
to steady, so I don't expect it'll be too long. 

CC Okay, I'll give you a call in a couple of minutes 

there. Ought to be done. 

CDR-EVA Okay. 

CC And Jack. I understand you have the RTG fueled? 

LMP-EVA Negative. 
CC Okay. 

LMP-EVA I'm supposed to call you when I have it fueled. 
CC Okay. 

CDR-EVA Jack, do you have a - am I missing a map I should 
have up here? 

LMP-EVA There should be two maps. They're under the seat. 

I put them in there so they wouldn't bounce off. 
I n sorry. I forgot to tell you. 

Ok 20 Qh 06 CDR-EVA Okay. I got them. Hello, Houston. 
CC Hello, Challenger. 

LMP-EVA I wish I could go back and make that landinfr about 
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CDR-EVA So do I. I might as well have stayed at the Cape. 

Okay. Let's see. Core bore neutron flux, and I'll 
get the drill and I ' 11 go hack and . . . 

CC Geno, you know you might wander by the gravimeter. 

I think it might be done by now. You might Just 
check the light and see if it's steady, or on 
or not. 

CDR-EVA Okay. I'll go by there right now. Bob - 

IMP-EVA For future reference , Bob , the dome removal tool 
doesn ' t - it ' 11 turn . Shoot . 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, let's see. It's not lit. Can I take 
a reading? 

CC Roger. If the light's out , give us a reading. 

ok 20 06 01 CDR-EVA Well, let's see if I can push the right button this 

time. Okay, it's 670 017 201, 670 017 201. And 
it was about 75 percent in the shade of the Rover. 

CC Okay. I copy that. And now we're ready for bias. 

CDR-EVA How, you want - okay, a bias coming at you on the 
ground, correct? 

CC Roger. 

CDR-EVA It's blinking - it's blinking. Bob. 
CC Okay. Copy that. 

CDR-EVA I've got the core bag and the neutron flux, and - 
LMP-EVA Gene, I need yoiir hammer. 

CDR-EVA Okay, you need my help? Okay, coming over. What's 
the problem? 

LMP-EVA Well, the dome removal tool never latched into the 
dome, but it turned it. I think it's pretty badly 
chewed up. I'm not sure what happened. 



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LMP-EVA So, let me have your hammer because I'm going to 
have to pry off the dome- 

CDR-EVA Can't you 

LMP-EVA No. I - I, you see I - I've stripped it, I think. 
I didn't think I could do it. 

CDR-EVA No. Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. 
Let me - 

LMP-EVA See, it's stripped. See, but it's open. Wait a 
minute. See, no wait, see. Just put your blade 
in there. Don't touch it. Put the blade in there 
and pry. It'll come, I hope. 

CDR-EVA Be careful. Here, let me get it once from this 
side. Can I - 

LMP-EVA Gene, don't get so close. Move your hand - There, 
you got it. Nice work. 

CDR-EVA Okay, it's off. It's off. 

LMP-EVA Nice work. 

CDR-EVA Whoo . 

CC Roger. Once again we have the right solution. 

LMP-EVA I'm not sure. Bob, what happened. You might ask 
them that if you only partially get the dome 
removal tool on, if you can strip the whole thing 
out? 

CC Okay, we'll look at it . . . 

LMP-EVA It won't make much difference any more. 

CC We'll make sure of its change on the next dome 

removal tool. 

CDR-EVA Bob, I'm just taking a breather. 

CC Okay, we're watching you. 



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LMP-EVA That was a strange one. Gene. Did you see how I 
mangled that thing? 

Cm-mA Yes . 

LMP-EVA Okay, TRG is out. 

CDR-EVA Don't trip. 

LMP-EVA Wouldn't think of it . 

CDR-EVA Okay, where was I? I've got to go hack and get 
the drill, if I'm not mistaken. Yes sir, and 
then I'll be caught up with the TGE. Okay, 
Houston. The RTG is inserted. The element, 
that is - 

CC Okay, we'll copy that. 

CDR-EVA Bob , I ' 11 - I ' 11 give you my word . Before we 

leave here, I'll make sure that the SRC is closed. 

CC Okay. Copy that. As long as it's got only an 

inch or two showing there, should be no problem. 
That looks fine . . . 

CDR-EVA Man, I've got to put something on it to get it 
down to that far. 

CC Okay. 

CC Okay. 

CDR-EVA Oh, that cajne out like a dream. Man, is this MESA 

low when you go - Come on , baby . 

ok 20 09 33 LMP-EVA SEQ bay doors are closed. 

CC Roger . Copy that . 

LMP-EVA And I'm checking out the cosmic ray. Cosmic ray 
looks good. 

CC Beautiful. 



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LMP-EVA Oh, I snuck a queek - quick peek at the drill, 
and it does work. What in the world is that? 

CDR-EVA That's Ron. 

LMP-EVA Ron? 

CDR-EVA That's Ron. Got his VHF on, that fink. Hey, you 
might tell Ron we can hear him. 

CDR-EVA Okay. Drill - LMP seat. With seat belt - Bob, 
you still with us? 

LMP-EVA Okay, ALSEP is put together in the barbell mode. 

And Charlie Duke, I have checked it - and it is 
locked. 

CDR-EVA Hello, there, Ron. If you read, we're reading you. 

CDR-EVA Well, (singing) "We're off to see the Wizard." 

LMP-EVA Hey, do you need me. Gene? 

CDR-EVA No. I'm going to go deploy an ALSEP. 

LMP-EVA Have at it. 

CDR-EVA First, I've got to find an ALSEP site. 

LMP-EVA Don't fall into Camelot . 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. I'd like to read a TGE. 

CC Roger, You're ready to read the TGE? We are. 

CDR-EVA Oh, you won't believe it. 

LMP-EVA You did it again. 

CDR-EVA Ah - there goes a fender. Oh, shoot! 

LMP-EVA Say, Bob, I'm moving down-Sun, 

CDR-EVA Well, I'll get that in a minute. 



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LMP-EVA I'm moving dovn-Sun, and where we've walked, we 

stir up darker material - just slightly, hut it's 
da^rker. The same old thing, the most mature - 
that most regoliths have. 

CC Okay, copy that. Have you got a bias reading 

there. Gene? 

oh 20 11 3h CDR-EVA Yes, I'm giving it to you right now - 337, ^5*+, 

001 - that's 33T, ^+5^+, 001 

CC Okay, we copy that. 

CDR-EVA And I hate to say it, but I'm going to have to 
take some time to try - I'm going to have to - 
I'm going to have to try to get that fender 
back on. 

CC Okay. Was it the rear fender, Geno? 

CDR-EVA Yes. Caught it with my hammer, and it just 
popped right off. 

CDR-EVA Bob, for future reference - it's a piece of cake 
putting the TGE on or off. 

CC Okay, copy that. 

CDR-EVA Jack, is the tape under my seat, do you remember? 
LMP-EVA Yes . 

CDR-EVA I may need it. Okay. Let's set my hydroxide 
canister to middle - I'm in MAX - MAX cooling. 
Man, you're romping around like a - how are you 
doing? 

LMP-EVA Oh, fine. It's just - it's work going out here. 
CDR-EVA Yea, I'll bet it is. Just take it easy. 
LMP-EVA I am. 

CDR-EVA I'm going to be a little bit behind you if I have 
to work on that fender, anyway. 



CC Yes, you can walk a bit more slowly than you're 

walking. Jack. 



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LMP-EVA Okay, more and more - What's that? 

I said that you cam walk more slowly than you 
started out , anyway . 

LMP-EVA Bob, texturially, scane of these rock that I 

believe - gabbros - have a texture not unlike a - 
a welded tuff. But I don't think - I know they're 
not. But they've got some mottled characteristic 
to them that I haven't yet figured out. 

CMP-EVA Yes, if it wasn't for that fender, I'd be ready to 
go. Makes me sort of mad. 

CC I say there, Jack, that looks like a big rock there 

beyond you. 

LMP-EVA That's the one we were talking about. Earlier. 
CC We believe you now. 

CDR-EVA Well, I've done this in training. I can't say 

I'm very adept at putting fenders back on. But I 
sure don't want to start without it. 

CDR-EVA Well, shoot! 

LMP-EVA Okay, Bob. I think I'm going to move a little 
bit to the northwest of my present position in 
order to get a little farther away from that 
big rock. 



LMP-EVA Okay, Jack. 

LMP-EVA And to get out of the shallow depression 

CC Roger. 

LMP-EVA - - get out of the shallow depression that's here. 

CC Roger. It's not so shallow. You disappeared out 

of sight from the last . . . 



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Oh 20 16 10 LMP-EVA Well it's shallow relative to other depressions 

I've been in. You know, this ALSEP is almost as 
heavy as what we had at the Cape . I lost one of 
my blocks. Oh well, I'll - I'll get it on a rock, 
or I'll retrace your steps. 



CDR-EVA Don't worry about that, I'll be able to - there 
are enough rocks around. I can use it. 

CC Copy that. Jack. And Gene, if you're having 

trouble with that fender and you think it might 
be easier with two guys , you could wait until 
you get out to the ALSEP site. 

CDR-EVA No sir, I got it on, but a little piece of the 
rail is cracked off. And I'm just going to put 
a couple of pieces of good old-fashioned American 
gray tape on it - see whether we can't make sure 
it stays. Because I don't want to lose it. Ex- 
cept good old-fashioned gray tape doesn't want 
to stick very well. 

LMP-EVA I've not seen any sign of layering in any of the 
craters . In their walls . 



CC Okay. Copy that. 

LMP-EVA The rocks still seem to be the pinkish-gray - 
the pinkish-gray gabbro out here. 

CDR-EVA Good old-fashioned American gray tape doesn't 

stick to lunar-dust-cover fenders. One more try. 
I think it'll stay, for an indefinite period of 
time, right now. Rot bad for EV gloves. 

LMP-EVA Do you see me. Bob? 

CC We're watching Gene, right now. You disappeared 

out of sight a long while ago. Hey, you just 
came into sight again. Jack. 

CDR-EVA Hey, leave me enough room to deploy the heat flow. 



LMP-EVA I'm going to, I'm looking for a place. Away from 
craters and rocks . 



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LMP-EVA That's why I didn't land up there. 

LMP-EVA Okay, I think I've got a place. And I think it 
will also give you a spot for the KEUTIZON flux 
that's sheltered from the RTG. 

CC Okay. You say you have a place like that. Jack? 

LMP-EVA Well, - pretty much, I think. Boh. 

CC Okay. 

UVIP-EVA Let me work on it here a little more. 

oh 20 19 36 CC Okay, and right now you're about 10 minutes 

behind the time line. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Okay . 

CDR-EVA Bob, I'm only going to spend another minute or 
two on the fender. 

LMP-EVA We'll catch up. 

CDR-EVA I never thought I ' d be out here doing this . 

LMP-EVA Boy, I'll tell you, Geno - Okay, I'm going to go 
back this way. Central Station can be near a 
crater. It will be pretty good, that'll put the 
LEAM right out over there, which is probably all 
right. The graviometer out over there, which is 
probably all right. Going to put your drill holes 
a little too close to that rock, though. Bob, ask 
Mark if he's worried about mcks as much as craters 

CC Okay, stand by. 

LMP-EVA I've got a rock about 2 meters in diameter, 

partially buried - that one of the probes may be 
near. 

CC Stand by and define near. 

LMP-EVA Well, it could be 10 feet. 
CC Okay. 



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LMP-EVA Well, I can move a little more south, I guess. 

CC Okay. And Jack, it seems like a"bout - if you're 

about 3 meters from the rock, that's no problem. 

LMP-EVA Okay. Okay, this is it. 

CC Okay. Copy that. 

LMP-EVA I tell you the block - the - let's see, the Sun's 
south, this way. South of east. Okay. Well, 
shoot ! 

CDR-EVA What's wrong? 

LMP-EVA Well, it's just about impossible. Bob, it looks 
like the probes are going to be in a shsillow de- 
pression. I'll try to improve that a little. 
It's not a real crater - it's j^st a shallow 
depression. 

CC Stand by. Stemd by on that. Jack, a minute. 

That may be okay. Okay, shallow depression's 
all right. Jack, don't worry about it. 

LMP-EVA It's not more than a meter deep. 

CC That's okay. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Okay. 

CC Stay there. 

LMP-EVA All righty. It looks pretty good to me. 
CC Okay. Good enough. 

LMP-EVA It's just - Bob, it's really, in detail - The 
meter and half-meter scale relief is a little 
more than we can stand here for a good site. 
But I think - I think this will be all right. 

CC Okay, copy that. We're ready to press on with 

ALSEP INTERCONNECT. And Geno, how are you doing 
on that fender? 



Tape T8A/J+0 



CDR-EVA Bob, I am done. If that fender stays on, I'm 
going to take a picture of it because I'd like 
some sort of mending award. It's not too neat, 
but tape and lunar dust Just don't hand in there 
together. 

CC Okay. Copy that. 

CDR-EVA Well, let's hope. Keep your fingers crossed, and 
I'll be more careful around the fenders. 

CC Okay. Copy that. 

CDR-EVA Whoops. Bob, I'm going to do one other thing 

real qinck here. I've got to dust my visor off. 

LMP-EVA Gene , do you want me to do that? 

CDR-EVA No, I can do it. I'll Just do it right here. 

Only have to do it in a couple of places right 
In front of me. That didn't do much good, did 
it. Someone should have told me that. That just 
really screwed it up. Okay. Bob, you might ought 
to be thinking of a good way to clean that visor 
when I get in the cabin. 



CC 



Okay, we'll put someone on that 



Ok 20 2k 20 CDR-EVA Okay, LRV equipment check. Blankets are open 

100 percent; TV/sunshade is on; SEP receiver/ 
antenna - nav cable; we've got k, 5, 6, and 7 on 
the charges; TC^ - I've got three measurements 
complete, I've got the drill, the bag, and the 
neutron flux. The TV camera -I'm taking it away 
from you. 

CC Okay. Roger. 

Ol* 20 2h kj CDR-EVA Sorry about that, Ed. Okay. MODE switch is 

going to 1. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-EVA Okay. MODE switch is 1. I'm ready to drive to the 
ALSEP site. Still want to park 60 northeast - east 
and north. 



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CC Okay, Geno. And 'before you leave the LM there, 

how attout giving me another BAT TEMP reading. 
Those were a little high and we'd like to try 
and verify some of that stuff. 

CDR-EVA Boy, oh boy. Yes, I get you Boh. Boy, oh hoy. 

You just got to he careful where you kick dust. 

LMP-EVA That's right. 

CDR-EVA Boy! Don't do that again. 

CDR-EVA Yes, Boh, I thought they were a little high, too. 

CC Roger. 

CDR-EVA Okay. BAT TEMP are 100 and 120 - right now. 

CC Okay. How about tapping the meter a little bit 

for us? 

CDR-EVA Yes, I think the meter's been tapped since we've 
been working on the Rover. Yes - 100 and 120. 

CC Okay . 

CDR-EVA Okay. Get this baby started. 

CDR-EVA Okay. I'm going to be heading west. The 
low gain - is 270. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Jack, I'm on the way. 

CC Okay, and Geno , we'd like to vary the parking a 

little bit because of this. We'd like to try and 
get those batteries cooled down. We'd like to 
have you park about 60 feet north of the Central 
Station, 

CDR-EVA Park about 50 feet from Central Station . , . 

CC . And facing east. Down - Sun. And then we'll open 
the battery covers - - 



CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, I can't read you, but facing east and 
down-Sun are not the same. 



Tape 78A/U2 



CC Well, approximately there - 

CDR-EVA Jack, you need your block? I got it right here. 

CC Facing - - 

LMP-EVA You're on the Rover, aren't you? 

CC Facing 

CDR-EVA I got it, valt a minute. 

CC Hey, Geno, we mean up-Sun. Sorry about that- 

CDR-EVA I got your block coming. Jack. 

LMP-EVA Okay. 

CDR-EVA Boy, it doesn't take much to get those battery 
covers dirty. 

CC Okay, Gene, did you copy me that we meant facing 
up-Sun? 

CDR-EVA Yes, Bob. 

LMP-EVA What did you do , get ... 

CC Okay, I got that. 

Ok 20 29 07 LMP-EVA Bob, the shorting plug meter is 90 percent scale 

to the right. 

CC Okay, copy that. 

CDR-EVA Okay, Bob, give me that parking heading again, 
would you? 

CC Okay, we'd like you to park facing the Sun. How's 

that for being definite. 

CDR-EVA Okay. 

CC About 60 feet north of the Central Station. 



Tape T8A/i+3 



CDR-EVA Sixty feet north of Central Station - I can't park 
a little northeast? Now, okay, and you want the 
battery covers open? 

CC That's affirmative. Gene. And that means you. will 

have to dust them "before you open them. 

CDR-EVA Yes, I guess so. Man, am I glad I didn't land 
up here. Jack. 

LMP-EVA So am I. 

ok 20 30 OU CDR-EVA Okay, ALSEP is connected, RTG is connected. Is 

that where you're going to have the Central Sta- 
tion, huh? 

LMP-EVA Well, Geno, that's the best I can do without 
spending a lot more time . 

CDR-EVA Yes . 

LMP-EVA And let me - let me talk to you about it. Say, 
I asked them about this depression. 

CDR-EVA Yes . 

LMP-EVA You probe's all right out in here. And if you 

get in the bottom of it for the - eigher this one , 
or go out there - especially in the straight line 
between you and me now, another depression would 
be good for the neutron flux. You need to be over 
that way - you're just a - - 

CDR-EVA Yes, they went - they want me to park about here 
where - - 

LMP-EVA You need to be over here . 

CDR-EVA Where's Central Station, right there, huh? 

LMP-EVA You need to 

CDR-EVA Yes, I've got to park in the Sun for the batteries, 

LMP-EVA Oh, okay. 

CC Okay, ITj for your planning - 



Tape 78AAU 



LMP-EVA Ok^, about 60 feet northeast. How does it look 
behind you. 

CC Okay, 17, for your planning, we're - we're now about 

20 minutes behind the time line - 

LMP-EVA That's good. 

CDR-EVA You're cutting out. Bob. You'll have to wait. 
CDR-EVA What are you. Bob? 

CC Roger, we're about 20 minutes behind the time line, 

two— zero minutes . 

CDR-EVA Okay. Yes, I guess it could be worse considering 
a couple of things. Okay, about time I got those 
batteries. Okay, Jack, let me give you this first, 
so I can get to work, 

LMP-EVA Oh, the block. 

CDR-EVA Yes . 

LMP-EVA I'm sorry, I forgot you had It. Thank you. 
CDR-EVA Okay, where are we? 

CDR-EVA MARK. Sixty north heading, okay, 15 VOLT is OFF. 

Let me double check that while I was thinking of 
something. Wouldn't want this Rover to go rolling 
over the terrain without me. Okay, it is OFF. 
MODE switch, position 3. Dust TV/TCU, and the 
whole works, huh? There is TV REMOTE. 

Ok 20 32 5i* CDR-EVA Okay, Bob. You're aligned on the high gain. 

CC Okay, we copy that. 

CDR-EVA And you're in position 3. 

CC Cow that. 

CDR-EVA Okay, let me get these covers dusted. 

CDR-EVA Well, that's a consolation. It's not as hard to 
get at the covers as one might think. 



END OF TAPE 



Tape T8B/1 



APOLLO IT AIR-TO-GROUND VOICE TRANSCRIPTIONS 

OU 20 39 29 CKP Well, I can see Reiner Gamma real well out 

window 3. 

CC Roger . 

CMP I should be able to get back there next rev, I 

guess . 

CC Roger. Look like a gamma up there? Is that why 

they call it a gamma? 

CMP Hey, that sure does. Oddly enough, it almost 

looks like an elongated crater in this - this 
light. 

CC Roger . 

CMP You know, with the gamma part of it ... 

CC Now, we've got both of - we got two - or a 

number of picture-taking sections here next 
rev, but we got that sequence on Copernicus and 
that seq.uence on Reiner Gamma there. 

CMP Aha . Okay . 

CMP And now, I'll see if I can find Riccioli . 

CMP I should be able to see Grimaldi , I think, 

CC Getting pretty easy to locate yourself as you 

go along your track? 

CMP Yes, it's starting to get that way. It's not 

as good as I - as I want it yet. Every once m 
awhile, you look out of the window, you don't 
have the slightest idea where you are (chuckle), 

CC Right . 

CMP 



Yes, I can see Grimaldi and Riccioli coming up 
now. Just passing over the edge of the mare ., 



Tape 78B/2 



CC Roger. That's Grimaldi mare there? 



CMP 



CMP 



CMP 



CMP 
CMP 



CMP 



CMP 



Yes, I can see it coming up. 



CC Okay , 



There's a pretty stark difference between the 
mare and the - I guess you might as veil go 
ahead and call them highlands, that's what they 
look like. 

East of Procellarum, in fact Just hefore you 
get to Grimaldi. 



01+ 20 kk 32 CMP Okay, I want to switch to window 3. A little 

better to try and get the pictures. 

CC Roger . 



Getting too much glare on the windows. 

Okay, Bob. That is correct. Now, you want to 
continue on across here at a 15th, huh? 



CC Roger. 

Ok 20 1|8 53 CC Okay, Ron. No . . . for picture taking, but you 

need to select OMNI A when you get a chance. 

CMP Okay . 

CMP There you go. 

CC Good show. 



Say, I can only take l8 pictures on tliat , I 
think. 



CC Say again, Ron. 



It will only take l8 pictures, I think. 



CC Roger 
CMP 



(Laiighter) Fool around in here by yourself, and 
you get disoriented. 



Tape T8B/3 



Ok 20 5k 05 CMP Well, I didn't see any slices down there that 

time. 



CC Roger . 

CC Hey, you're looking good, Ron. You're right on 

the Flight Plan. We haven't missed a thing yet 
today, I don't think. In really good shape. 

CMP Oh, okay. Good. I tell you, there's a little 

more hussling up here than I thought there vould 
be though. 

CC Keeping you busy, huh? 

CMP (Laughter) Xes , a little bit. That's all 

right. It's fun. 

CC Just don't want you to get lonely up there. 

CMP (Laughter) Sure won't. 

CMP Okay. That weis mag Zebra Zebra, I guess. 

Started out just like we had it planned. Took 
two each in 1 second and a half, and then a 
fourth, and then an eighth. The total count on 
this camera is going to be 50 instead of 60. 



CC Back at 150. 

CMP And then the rest of them - - 

CC Yes. 

CMP And then the rest of them are l60 - 150 

throughout, except the last 2 foot and a half. 

CC Okay. 

CC I'll get a confirmation on some, Ron, but I 



think when we get on to Reiner Gamma on that 
pass of target 15 Delta, we're not going to have 
enough film left to run out over Riccioli and 
that area, which is already taken. That's why we 
hate to take these now, because when - when we 
come up there in the next pass, you'^re not going 
to have enough film. 



Tape 78B/U 



CMP Oh, I see. Okay. 

CMP Let's see. While I got the camera out, I can 

look ahead, I guess, and see what - what mag to 
put in there. 

Ci'tP WW, I guess, huh? 

CC Yes, that's affirm. WW on the lunar ... 

CMP Okay. Give you that. 

CC Ron, coram is getting pretty bad down here with 

us, we're going to lose you in about h minutes, 
maybe 5, completely. And we'll pick you back up 
at - 120:28 thereabouts, 120:28. 

CMP 120:28. Okay. We'll see you there. 

CC Roger . 

OU 21 01 52 CC Ron, you're about ready to go over the hill. 

You're looking really good. 

CMP Okay , Robert . Thank you much . See you in about 

1+5 minutes then , I guess . 

CC That's affirmative. 

Oh 21 20 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV IT 

Ok 21 50 05 CC Hello, Ron. How's it going up there? 

CMP Hey, pretty good, Robert. The last photo pass 

was a - a good one . 

CMP Just about half an Earth now. 

CC ^Roger . 

oh 21 53 01 CMP Houston, America. The mag Lima Lima is on 

frame number 5^ now. 

CC Roger, Ron. We copy. Lima Lima on 5^. 



Tape T8B/5 



CMP And mag - and mag Quebec, Quebec is starting on 

frame 53. 

CC Roger. We copy. 

Ok 22 02 l6 CMP Houston, America. I got to unplug you for a 

little bit. I'm so tangled up in my hoses here, 
I'm getting strangled to death. 

CC Okay. Ko problem, Ron. We'll just sit. Give 

us a call when you're back on the air. Okay? 

ok 22 08 01 CMP Houston, do you need OMNI Bravo yet? Will you 

give me a ca