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COMPOSITE AIR-TO-GROUND AKD ONBOARD 
VOICE TAPE TRANSCRIPTION 
OF THE GT-3 
MISSION 



THIS MATERIAL CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING 
TUfc NATIONAL OEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES 
WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE LAWS. 
TITL.E IB. U.S.C. SEC TION 793 AND 794. THE TRANS- 
MISSION OR REVELATION OF WHICH IN ANV MANNER 
TO AN UN AUTHOR (ZED PE-RSON IS PR OH tB ITED BY LAW. 



GROUP 4 



DOWNGRADEOAT 3VEAR INTFBVALS 
DECLASSIFIED AFTER IZ V E AH S 



Approved by: 




Wortn 
Support Division 



Chief; Flig; 



Authorized for Distribution by: 



Donald K. blaji 
Assistant Directt>r If or 
Flight Crew Operdrtlons 




NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 
MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 
HOUSTON, TEXAS 
APRIL , 1965 

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GT-5 COMMUNICATIONS TRANSCRIPT 

The transcription of GT-3 air to ground voice communications was derived 
from spacecraft and ground station voice recorder tapes. 

The following is a breakdown of the format of the transcription: 

a. Column 1 - Elapsed time from launch in hours, minutes, 

and seconds. 

b. Column 2 - Communicator, identified as follows: 

C - Command Pilot 
P - Pilot 

CC - Capsule Communicator 
RA - Recovery Aircraft 
RS - Recovery Ship 

c. Column 5 - Text of communication. 

Within the text, a series of three dots (...) indicates the transmission 
could not be deciphered. Two dashes ( — ) indicate a time pause and/or 
a change in thought. Parentheses are used to designate information not 
a part of the communications, but included to clarify certain communi- 
cations . 

For ease of reference, the station in contact with the spacecraft is 
designated at the initiation of commimications . At the top right hand 
corner of each page is shown the station (s) in contact and the pass 
number or mission phase. 



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MCC-Launch 



CAPE KENUEDY 
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 



00 


00 


00 


cc 


Bolts and lift-off. 




00 


00 


02 


c 


Roger. Clock is started. 




00 


00 


12 


c 


There's the roll program. 




00 


00 


15 


cc 


Roger . Roll . 




00 


00 


22 


c 


Okay. Roll is Gomp-leted> 




00 


00 


25 


cc 


Roger. Roll complete. 




00 


00 


25 


c 


There goes the pitch. 




00 


00 


26 


cc 


Roger. Pitch. You're on your way, 


, Molly Brown. 


00 


00 


29 


c 


Yeah man! 




00 


00 


50 


cc 


Plus 50 seconds. 




00 


00 


52 


c 


Roger. Mode II delay. 




00 


00 


55 


cc 


Roger . 




00 


00 


56 


p 


Cabin pressure is holding at 6.0, 
little. 


climbing just 


00 


00 


59 


cc 


Roger. 




00 


01 


18 


c 


It just got quiet. 




00 


01 


21 


cc 


Roger. 




00 


01 


29 


p 


Cabin pressure relieving at 6.5. 




00 


01 


41 


cc 


1 + 40. 




00 


01 


45 


c 


Roger. Mode II. 




00 


01 


44 


cc 


Roger. 





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MCC-Latmch 



00 


01 


48 


P 


First DCS update received. 


00 


01 


53 


cc 


Roger. Update. 


00 


02 


02 


CO 


You're a little bit high on the flight path 
no problem, Molly Brown. 


00 


02 


05 


c 


Okay, Molly Brown's GO for staging. 


00 


02 


07 


cc 


Roger. Looks good from here. 


00 


02 


09 


c 


Roger. 


00 


02 


28 


p 


Second update received. 


00 


02 


29 


cc 


Roger. Update. 


00 


02 


35 


c 


Okay, there was staging. 


00 


02 


37 


cc 


Roger . Stage . 


00 


02 


39 


c 


And, we're thrusting. 


00 


02 


41 


cc 


Okay. Thrust looks good from here. 


00 


02 


51 


p 


FDI shows full scale pitch attitude error. 


00 


02 


53 


c 


Okay. We're starting to steer. 


00 


02 


58 


c 


Horizon comes right into view. 


00 


03 


00 


cc 


Roger . 


00 


03 


02 


p 


RGS is GO! 


00 


03 


04 


cc 


Looks good from here . 


00 


03 


05 


c 


Oh, man! Look at that horizon. 


00 


03 


07 


cc 


Steering is good from here. 


00 05 


51 


c 


Hey, we're moving right along that horizon. 


00 


05 


33 


cc 


Roger. 



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MCC -Launch 



00 


05 


55 


C 


What did you say, Gordo? 


00 


03 


54 


cc 


Pretty big throttle you got there, huh? 


00 


03 


56 


c 


Yes. 


00 


04 


18 


cc 


Roger. Molly Brown you're GO from here. 


00 


04 


21 


c 


Roger. Molly Brown is GO. 


00 


04 


22 


cc 


Roger. 


00 


04 


48 


cc 


Steering right down the old line. 


00 


04 


50 


c 


Okay. 


00 


04 


56 


c 


Yeah, you can see the view real well. The 
dropped below the horizon a little bit. 
back up above. 


00 


05 


04 


cc 


Roger. Stand by for my mark on 0.8. 


00 


05 


06 


c 


Roger . 


00 


05 


09 


cc 


MARK 0.8. 


00 


05 


10 


c 


Good show. 


00 


05 


11 


cc 


Roger. 


00 


05 


26 


cc 


Looks good. 


00 


05 


34 


c 


SECO. 


00 


05 


36 


cc 


Roger. Showing a good one here. 


00 


05 


55 


cc 


Roger. You are GO, Molly Brown. 


00 


05 


59 


c 


One seven. 


00 


06 


06 


cc 


Roger. 


00 


06 


10 


c 


Okay. We are separated. 



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MCC-La-unch 



OU 


Uo 


1!? 


Ob 


nUgiCJ- • J; ctX-L iXlg,ti • 


UU 


uo 


on 




o"r*o won "H n 1 n "f fi i t*! TIP'S 


UU 


uo 


09 


pp 




r\r\ 
UU 


UD 


OA 


PP 


lUU. ilciVts Ulic XvX o. 


UU 


Uo 






n]^o-ir T7 f+Zdor^ fl-f- ^T?Pn snri T havp ?Q "Tf/flpr now. 


UU 


Uo 


^1 ( 


PP 


rLOgtrX • C.J U.UWXX: 


UU 


uo 


4^ 




b U.U wii , f X x^ii b • 


00 


06 


47 


CO 


Roger. 5 down, 7 right. 


00 


06 


49 


c 


And 29 aft. Right. 


00 


06 


50 


CO 


And 25 aft. Okay. 


00 


06 


54 


p 


And the axtituae on tne DaiJ. is lo nose aown. 


00 


r\''i 

07 


23 


PP 
Ob 


rtoger. we nave an oi oy otuj.t,, ri<jx±y uxuwu. 


00 


07 


40 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP CUM. 


00 


07 


45 


PP 
bU 


noger. lou nave an o( by i^ip oruix. I'li gex you 
One-Alpha shortly. 


00 


07 


45 


c 


Roger. 


00 


07 


54 


cc 


Roger. New One-Alpha time is elapsed time of 18:12. 
18 minutes, 12 seconds. 


00 


08 


05 


c 


Roger. 18:12^ 


00 


08 


06 


cc 


Roger. Write fast, John. 


00 


08 


59 


c 


That horizon is right where they said it would be. 


00 


08 


45 


p 


Yes. 


00 


08 


1+6 


c 


Let's see, have we got everything on this checklist. 



John? Let's see--retrorockets safe. Yes. 



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MCC-Launch 



00 


08 


52 


P 


Yes. 


00 


08 


54 


C 


OAMS power — ATTITUnS. 


00 


08 


56 


P 


Maneuver controller — stowed. Sequence lights — test. 


00 


09 


03 


C 


Arm restraints, face plates — open. 


r\r\ 
Uu 


oy 


Od 


T) 

r 


Secondary 0 bottle is closed. I've got mine. 
Waste valve to NORMAL. 


00 


09 


22 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


00 


09 


25 


c 


GO, Cape CAP COM. 


00 


09 


27 


cc 


Look better there than on a ballistic flight? 


00 


09 


30 


c 


Say again. 


uu 








Does it look better from there than on r ballistic 
flight? 


00 


09 


37 


0 


I can ' t read you , Gordo . 


00 


09 


38 


CC 


Roger. How-do-it-look? 


00 


09 




c 


It look great! 


00 


09 


43 


cc 


Rog. 


00 


09 


44 


p 


Computer --FEELAUWCH. High frequency is off. Antenna 
selector to ADAPTER. 


00 


09 


55 


p 


Cape CAP COM, how do you read on adapter antenna? 
Over. 


00 


10 


06 


p 


Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. Over. 


00 


10 


09 


c 


Maybe we lost 'em. 


GO 


10 


10 


p 


Yes. 


00 


10 


14 


c 


Man, it's hard to watch that gyro. 



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7 



MCC-Lauach 



00 


10 


15 


P 


Yes. 


GO 


10 




c 


Guess you've got to stow the drogue pins, huh? 


00 


10 


24 


p 


Yes . Stow those drogue pins . 


00 


10 


34 


cc 


Molly Brovm, Cape CAP COM. 


00 


10 


36 


c 


Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. How do you read? 


00 


10 


45 


c 


Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. How do you read? 


00 


10 


50 


c 


Better go to reentry antenna. 


00 


10 


51 


p 


Okay. 


00 


10 


55 


c 


Cape CAP COM, how do you read Molly Brown? 


00 


10 


59 


c 


1 think we've lost them now. Let's leave it on 
adapter antenna and we'll try at Canaries. 


00 


11 


04 


p 


Okay. 


00 


11 


08 


0 


Let's get lined up here. 


00 


11 


19 


p 


I'll put the mains to OFF and see what we've go- 
Look here, we've still got a ... I want to pu- 
these off. I'll put them off one at a time, ( 
we may drop voltage. 


00 


11 


41 


c 


What's our Lime coming in to the Canaries? 


00 


11 


48 


p 


Time is 14 something. Just a second. Okay, 
Canary is 14:50 acquisition. LOS 21:42. 


00 


12 


10 


c 


Okay. 


00 


12 


18 


c 


I'd say I was alined pretty good, wouldn't you? 


00 


12 


20 


p 


Yes. 


00 


12 


42 


p 


Great ! 



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CYI-1 



00 13 2k 


P 


Shoot, Gus, I can't get my blood pressure 
I really caji't. 


r>[.r\ no 01 

00 13 33 


c 


It wants to keep yawing us all the time. 


uu 13 34 


Jr 


xlun J 


00 13 36 


c 


It wants to keep yawing us all the time. 


00 13 37 


p 


Yes. 


00 ii+ 07 


c 


We must have a leak. 


00 ih 08 


p 


What kind of leak? 


00 Ik 19 


p 


Okay. 


on 1 Ji "3 7 


U 


You want the plotboard? 


00 Ik ko 


P 


Yes. 


00 lit- I45 


c 


If I can get it out. 


00 


p 


The intercom is noisy, isn't it? 


00 Ik 5^ 


c 


I can't get the plotboard out of there. 


00 15 01 


c 


I can't get it out, John. 


00 15 03 


p 


Can't get the plotboard out? 


00 15 07 


c 


I'll darn stire never get it in. Oh yes, 
cones . 

CANARY ISLANDS 


00 15 16 


CO 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. How do you 



00 15 19 C Canary CAP COM, this is Molly Brown. How do you 

read? 

00 15 22 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear, Molly Brown. 
00 15 27 C I read you the same. 

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CYI-1 

00 15 28 CC We have your T/M solid and all systems look good 

on the ground. 

00 15 31 C Okay, we look pretty good up here. 

00 15 52 CC I have your 2-1 time if you are ready to copy. Do 

you copy, Molly Brown? 

00 15 58 P Okay. 

00 15 40 C Okay. Ready with 2-1. 

00 15 41 CC Roger. AVI39. GMTRC I5 55 47. GETRC 01 31 47. 

Roll left 55°. GMTRB 16 05 Jl. Roll right 65. 
Did you copy? 

00 16 13 C Did you get 'em? 

00 16 14 P Yes, 

00 16 15 C There goes a planet up there. 

00 16 20 C Did you get 'em? 

00 16 21 P Roger. 

00 16 25 CC Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. 

00 16 28 C We're getting ready to read them "back to you. 

00 16 29 CC Roger. 

00 16 50 P Roger. AV of 139 . GMT of l6-l3elay that— 15 55 47. 

00 16 39 CC Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. Request you place 

your radiator switch to the FLOW position. 

00 16 45 P Roger. Radiator is in FLOW position. Has been the 

whole pass. 

GO 16 55 P It's cooling us right down too. It's working. 

00 17 00 P Reading back a GMT of 2-1—15 55 47 GMTRC. GMTRB 

is 16 05 31. Bank angle 55° left and right 65°. 

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GYI-1 



00 


17 


50 


CC 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. We are standing by for 
your UHF Com Check. Do you copy? 


00 


17 


55 


P 


Roger. We are on Uiit' #2. Have been the whole pass. 
Over. (Pilot was in RECORD on No. 2 audio). 


00 


17 


49 


CC 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. 


00 


17 


51 


c 


Go ahead. 


00 


17 


51 


p 


I don ' t think they read me . 


00 17 


52 


CC 


Roger. We are standing by for your UHF Com Check, 
and would you place your radiator switch to your 
FLOW position? 


00 


17 


59 


c 


Roger. John has been answering all of those. He's 
just in RECORD. 


00 


18 


05 


p 


Roger. The radiator has been in PLOW the whole pass. 
The UHF has been on No. 2 the whole pass. Over. 


00 


18 


14 


CC 


Roger. Copy you loud and clear, Molly Brown. We 
are standing by for your blood pressure. 


00 


18 


20 


p 


Roger. Blood pressure is coming down. 


00 


18 


52 


CC 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. Be advised, on your 
15 second burn you achieved a 12.6 ft/sec. Did 
you copy? 


00 


18 


41 


C 


Roger. Understand. I seem to have a leak. There 
must be a leak in one of the thrusters, because I 
get a continuous yaw left. 


00 


18 


55 


CC 


Roger. Understand that you get a continuous yaw 
left. 


00 


18 


57 


c 


Very slight. Very slow drift. 


00 


18 


59 


CC 


Roger . 


00 


19 


15 


CC 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. I have yo\ir radiator 



temperatures , if you are ready to copy. 

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CYI-1 



no 


1 Q 
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1 Q 
■1-7 






nn 


-■-7 


?0 




scale high. Your radiator inlet is 74 • 


00 


19 


30 


c 


Roger. Off -scale high. Going back to BY-PASS on 

J. cm. X CL u w X • 


00 


19 


55 


CO 


Roger. Understand, 


00 


19 


47 


CO 


Molly Brovm, Canary CAP COM. Stand by to start yoi 
clock at 20 minutes sround elansed timp On inv 
mark. 


00 


20 


00 


CO 


MARK' Did vou ronv MoT 1 v Rrown'? 


00 


20 


04 


c 


Ro^PT* . T P.OTliprI flTlf] RPfl ll'PpVn'n prrrrQ P n Vfl +pH 

-L ^CX • X \^ X ^X y QiJ. ILX C d- LAX L^llX-l 1 0-LVCLu" U. • 


00 


20 


08 


cc 




00 


20 


12 


cc 


Hfi anin QPn iifP nw\rp "PPi^pHttpH "^rom^ l^T r^nH T^"r»o a on 

X»C OfU. V _L O C U. W C llOt VC XCOC-LVtrU. j'*-' W-J_ U X U U U. UX O D U.X t; j 

Molly Brown. 


00 


20 


16 


c 


Roger. 


uu 


on 


its 


U 


Radiator outlet temperature is off-scale high and 
Greenwich Mean Time is 1445- 


00 


20 


54 


c 


Rate Command looks good. 


00 


20 


48 


c 


Okay. The control checks are completed. 


00 


20 


55 


c 


Do you still read, Canaries? 


00 


20 


58 


cc 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. 


00 


21 


00 


c 


Roger. Control checks are completed and insertion 
checklist is completed too. 


00 


21 


04 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 


00 


21 


07 


cc 


I've been advised from the Cape you might put your 



prop switch off and recycle a couple of times, and 
it might stop your leak. 

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CYI-1 



00 


21 


17 


P 


It's not leaking. 


nn 


O T 
ci-L 


1 R 
xo 


UU 


jj xci y Cj u. c mux hl uwii ; 


uu 


0 1 
ilX 


idU 


r\ 
U 


I copied. 


U(J 


O T 

dx 


25 




Here J Gus , let me get ycur drogue pin in. 


00 


til 


3o 


cc 


Molly Brovn, Canary CAP COM. Do you copy? 


00 


21 


)i T 

41 


G 


Say again. 


00 


21 


^3 


CC 


Roger. Can we have your sea urchin egg time again, 
please? 


r\r\ 
UU 


d± 


HO 


C 


Roger. 20 minutes elapsed. 


nn 

UU 




lift 




noger . under sTianu.. 


00 


21 


53 


C 


We are over Africa, John. 


00 


21 


5i+ 


P 


Yes. 


00 


21 


59 


P 


I knew I wouldn't get these pins stowed until we 
were over Kano. 


UU 


oo 


13 


U 


There's all kinds of junk floating around in here. 


00 


22 




P 

r 


jyjan, x agree. 


00 


22 


37 


c 


If you'll give me the camera, I'll take a couple 
of pictures. 


00 


22 


1+2 


p 


Okay. The waste valve is in NORMAL. 


00 


22 


56 


c 


We've got a scanner ignore. Wonder what caused thai 
Hey, we're pitching over and there's nothing I cai 
do about it. 


00 23 


li+ 


p 


Scanner ignore is driving you? 


00 


23 


17 


c 


Yes. 



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13 



00 25 21 P Oh, I know what it was. My knee was hitting the 

control stick, wasn't it? 

00 25 24 C No, I don't think so. That would only be in Pulse 

anyway. 

00 25 55 P We've got to get this pressure back up. 

00 23 41 C Do we have a leak? 

00 23 59 P It's this event they were talking about (Unexplained 

cryogenic pressure decay on GT-2). 

00 24 03 C Let's see. 

00 24 04 P Look at the cabin pressure] 

00 24 06 C What? 

00 24 07 P We've lost the — . 

00 24 09 C Lost what? What have we lost? 

00 24 14 P Lost a primary converter. 

00 24 17 C Really? 

00 24 18 P Yes. 

00 24 23 P I'll get that heater off, 

00 24 39 P Okay, I'll get the mains back off. 

00 24 44 G Are you sure you didn't bump the converter to the 

OFF position? 

00 24 47 P That switch way up there? 

00 24 48 C No, you couldn't, could you? 

00 24 49 P No. 

00 24 51 P Want to try it back on the primary and see what 

happens? 



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00 zk 


55 


C 


00 2h 


58 


P 


GO 2h 


59 


C 


GO 25 


00 


P 


00 25 


03 


c 


00 25 


07 


cc 


00 25 


10 


p 


00 25 


20 


cc 






p 


00 25 


22 


p 


00 25 


40 


cc 


00 25 


43 


c 


00 25 


46 


cc 


00 25 


50 


c 


00 26 


02 


cc 


00 26 


05 


c 


00 26 


07 


cc 


GO 26 


14 


c 


00 26 


17 


cc 



KNO-1 

That's how we lost it. Yes. 

See? (Noted that primary dc-dc converter was still 
inoperative . 

Yes. 

Okay, 

Okay. That did it. 

KANO " 

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 

How's that circuit breaker set-up up there? 
Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 

Yep. 

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 

Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown here. 

Roger. How's your status on that thruster? 

It's still GO. We're still drifting a little bit, 
Gordo. It's not bad. I can hold it with Pulse 
with no problem. But we did lose our primary 
dc-dc converter. 

Roger. Lost your primary dc-dc. 

Roger . 

Roger. 

That must not have been the scanner problem though. 
Have you tried your circuit breaker, Gus , on that? 



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15 



KNO-1 





C.Q 


Cc. 




Ypfl wp Via VP 




nn 
uu 


of. 
do 


OQ 




to cut off that one erratic thruster. 


ureaj\.er 


00 


26 


33 


c 


Negative . 




00 


26 


56 


c 


I don't know which one it is. Let's see- 


-yaw left- 


00 


26 


42 


p 


Yaw left. It would be either OAMS No. 7 


or 8. 


00 


26 


50 


c 


We're not getting any roll with it. 




nn 

vJ"«J 






p 


It really is pitching up, isn't it? 




no 


26 




n 


Yes, but it's stopping. 




00 


27 


02 


c 


That stopped it, all right. 




no 


27 


OA 

UH 


p 

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Yes. 




00 


27 




V 

X 


I turned the auto heater back on. 




nn 


97 


9n 


V 

X 


I should turn that off till the cryo pressure comes 
down. 


00 


27 


24 


c 


Flight control loss. 




00 


28 


42 


c 


Now it's drifting us the other way. 




00 


30 


04 


p 


It's hard to see in here, isn't it? 




00 


30 


44 


c 


Can't pull it off? Can't you get it off? 




00 


32 


55 


p 


What time is it now? 




00 


32 


47 


c 


52 elapsed. 




00 


33 


14 


c 


We're just about over ...Africa. 




00 


33 


17 


p 


Over where? 




00 


33 


19 


c 


We'll cross the east coast of Africa here 


before loi 



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00 53 55 


P 


Hand me one of those towels over there in your box, 
vr^ 11 vni3'? 


00 58 

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c 




00 ^4 08 


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00 54 46 


c 


Hev ! We're coining in on thp nicVit ati^a 


00 55 08 


CO 


Mollv BTnwn Panp CAP COM 


00 ^5 17 


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00 56 06 


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00 56 09 


on 


xioger, J. 'in oarexy reacLxng you also. 


00 56 18 


cc 


How - IS - your - control - system? Over. 


00 56 26 


c 


That stuff goes right on by us. 


00 56 27 


p 


Yes. 


00 56 28 


p 


Okay. That's right. Now I've got the suit closed. 


00 57 18 


c 


There is lightning out there. 


00 57 19 


p 


Yep. 



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TAN-1 

Look at that stuff going by. Oh boy! Really does 
sparkle doesn't it? 

Yes. 

Now you can see those thrusters firing back there. 
Now you give this blood pressure, don't you? 
I'll give it. You want me to give it? 
It says you do . 

It says Command — Oh! Oral temperature. 

Oh, I mean oral temp, John. Can you get the 
thermometer out? 

Yes. 

I can't get the blood pressure bulb in. 
Maybe you are pushing it in the wrong end. 
Oh. 

Okay. We're back to NORMAL on the waste valve. 

How can you tell the difference between the ends? 

All I know is it won't insert in one end, and it does 
insert with the other. I never saw a blood pressure 
bulb like that before this flight. 

Look at that ! It ' s beautiful ! 

00 40 28 P There's the Southern Cross and Alpha and Beta Centuri. 

00 40 39 C Are those thrusters firing? 

00 40 40 P Yes. 



00 


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34 


C 


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57 


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38 


30 


C 


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40 


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00 


38 


44 


c 


00 


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46 


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00 


38 


51 


c 


00 


38 


55 


p 


00 


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31 


c 


00 


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37 


p 


00 


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42 


c 


00 


39 


51 


p 


00 


39 


54 


c 


00 


40 


05 


p 


00 


40 


16 


p 



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TM-1 
CSQ-1 



00 40 44 


C 


I'm doing it. 


00 40 45 


P 


Oh, you doing it? 


00 40 46 


C 


Yes, we are yawing. I've got to keep it from yawing 


no 40 s6 


P 


Ctci "i Ti XT' "f" 0 H n "f"Vi T j=i 0 — — 

\J\J XlL^ UVJ \JL\J 01 IX 0 2 


00 AT 1 R 

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P 


pressure? 


00 41 21 


c 


If you can get it in. I can't. 


00 41 23 


p 


Wliat time is it? 


00 41 25 


0 


41 elapsed. I get CSQ at 42:19. 


00 41 35 


p 


Okay . 


00 41 36 


c 


About another minute. 


00 41 39 


p 


Going back to No. 1 on the UHF. 


00 41 43 


p 


Going back to No. 1 on the iniF at elapsed time of 42. 


00 42 00 


c 


T'Vlf^T*^ ' n Ti n Vi OT*"] *?: r>Ti oitI" •f-VifiT*^ a "f- a 1 1 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


00 42 27 


cc 


Molly Brown, Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. 


00 42 31 


c 


CSQ, this is Molly Brown. 


00 42 34 


cc 


Roger. How is your control system working? 


GO 42 58 


c 


Well, the control system is working fine. It's just 
that I have a very slight yaw to the left. 


00 42 47 


cc 


Molly Brown, I copy you very weak. Would you say 



again? 



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CSQ-1 



00 42 51 C All the control system is working fine. We just 

have a very slight drift to the left. 



00 42 58 


CO 


Roger. Understand. Would you confirm that you 
are on secondary dc-to-dc converter? 


00 43 11 


C 


Affirmative . 


00 43 15 


cc 


Are you on secondary ACME yaw logic? 


00 43 20 


c 


Negative . 


00 43 22 


c 


Should we try that? 


00 45 


p 




00 4^ ^2 

WW l-^J 




nu±xy rirown, 1,0^ (jAr i,un. Are you m the J? LOW 
position on the radiator? 


00 43 40 


c 


Radiator is in FLOW position. We're trying second 
j±\^ruh yaw ±ogic now. 


00 43 46 

T"^ "T^ 


cc 




00 44 08 


p 


I don't know where I'm going to put this. 


00 44 13 


c 


Does it have urine in it? 


00 44 14 


p 


No, there isn't anything in it. It's air in it. 
I'm supposed to fit in into the aft food box. 


00 44 22 


c 


Puncture it if it's just air. 


00 44 24 


p 


Well, that's a thought. 


00 44 47 


c 


CSQ, Molly Brown. 


00 44 54 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. 


00 44 58 


c 


Roger. Unable to send a blood pressure. The bulb 



won't fit in the suit hole anymore. 



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CSQ-1 

00 45 05 CC Roger. Cape recommends that you place the driver 

switch to SECOKDARY. 

00 45 13 C Roger. 

00 45 18 CG Molly Brovm, CSQ CAP COM. 

00 45 23 C Go ahead CSQ. 

00 45 24 CC Your inlet temp: 76°. Your outlet temp: 42°. 

00 45 32 C Roger. 

00 45 40 P We'll stay in FLOW. 

00 45 54 C That secondary driver may have stopped the drift. 

00 46 12 CC Molly Brown, CSQ. 
00 46 14 C Go ahead. 

00 46 15 CC We have not received a blood pressure or an oral 

temp. 

00 46 19 C Roger. I told you the blood pressure bulb won't fit 

in the hole anymore. 1 think the "0" Ring is 
jammed, or something. 

00 46 29 CC Roger. We're standing by for respiratory maneuver. 

00 46 38 C Okay. Here it comes. 

00 46 52 C Okay. How about this? No. 2 audio in UHP and T/M 

CALIBRATE — 

00 46 55 CC Molly Brown, CSQ. Stand by for a GMT time hack. 

00 47 00 C Roger. 

00 47 01 CC On my mark GMT will be I5 11 10. 

00 47 10 CC MARK! 



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21 



CSQ-1 
CRO-1 

00 47 14 CC Molly Brown, CSQ. 

00 47 15 C Roger your mark. My watch is 10 seconds fast. 

00 47 17 CO Roger. 

00 47 51 C Have you received oral temp yet? 

00 47 54 CC Molly Brown, CSQ. 

00 47 59 C Go ahead CSQ. 

00 48 01 CC We copied your respiratory maneuver, and we have your 

oral temp. All systems appear GO from the ground. 

CARNARVON 

00 50 27 CC Molly Brown, Molly Brown, Carnarvon CAP COM. How 

do you read? 

00 50 31 C Loud and clear. How me? 

00 50 53 CC Roger. Read you the same. Could you give us your 

status please? And the Cape would like to know if 
any of the remedies helped your yaw problem. 

00 50 43 C No. None of the remedies helped and we are GO. 

00 50 46 CC Okay. You have a GO from down here for the second 

orbit, and, if you'll stand by, I'll send you a 2-1 
and a Gemini load. 

00 50 58 C Roger. 

00 51 00 CC Stand by for T^. 

00 51 03 C You ready? 

00 51 04 P Yes. 

00 51 12 CC Okay, Molly Brown. We got your Gemini load. We 

could not get T^^ in. We got a spacecraft reject 

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CRO-1 

on Tj^, and it did go in at this time. I'd like to 
give you a hack on T at 39 '30, in about 10 seconds. 

00 51 29 C You're going to punch it, aren't you? 

00 51 30 P Yes. 

00 51 52 CC Molly Brovm, stand by on my mark. 

00 51 55 CC MARK! 39:50 is your T^. Your Tj^ clock is synched 

with all on the ground, and your spacecraft elapsed 
time is synched. 

00 52 05 P Okay. We have computer time of 39:28. That's close 

enough . 

00 52 07 C Roger, and I believe I see a light from Perth. 

00 52 11 CC Roger. I understand you see light from Perth. 

We'll have a radiator status for you in a minute, 
and anytime you can give your GMT for your experi- 
ment, I'd appreciate it. 

00 52 21 P Roger. The GMT of that Blood Experiment ~ 

00 52 23 C The elapsed time of the Blood Experiment was 50 

minutes and 18 seconds. That was elapsed time. 

00 52 51 CC Roger. 50 minutes and 18 seconds. Your radiator - 

in is 73, your rad-out is 38. You're looking 
pretty good. 

00 52 58 C Roger. 

00 52 40 CC And if John is ready to copy any of this maneuver 

load, I have it for you.' 

00 52 44 P All set. 

00 52 45 C He's ready to copy, 

00 52 47 CC Okay. GMTB I5 45 23.AVof 139- Duration of bum- 

2 minutes 39 seconds. Your GMTRC I5 55 24. Roll 



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23 



CRO-l 

left 55. GMTRB I6 05 28. Roll right 65. GMT 4OO K 
15 58 23. Your maneuver load: 6M4257 , 0444775, 
0553548, 664903.3, 676628.4, 082244.4, 09120.50, 
10031.38, 11302.00. 

Roger. Copied yoiir parameters. Over. 

Molly Brovm, Carnarvon here. You can go secondary 
coolant loop OFF, and you can go evaporator to 
WORIVIAL. 

Roger. Secondary coolaxit loop OFF and evaporator to 
NORMAL. 

Molly Brovm, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
Go ahead. 

Roger. Your Texas burn will be 48 ft/sec for 73 
seconds . 

Okay, 48 ft/sec for 73 seconds. 

That's affirmative. We got your Tj^ and Gemini load 
in. Your clocks look good on the groimd, and 
everything is GO here. See you next trip. 

Roger. 

Let's get back on RECORD. 
Okay. 

On the OAMS thruster check, the fire is red in 

streaks. When the yaw thrusters fire it definitely 
wipes out the horizon. Can see the horizon all 
right through the pitch thrusters. 

Oh, that's lovely. 

H-uh? 

I wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened. 



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01 


01 


08 


c 


What? 


01 


01 


10 


p 


I got my left shoulder harness tangled up m the back' 
board. 


01 


01 


14 


c 


Oh, Oh. 


01 


01 


15 


p 


TT -111 -1 1 1*1 1 

Had to turn around to get it out. 


01 


01 


26 


c 


Hey, I think our yaw drift has stopped. 


01 


01 


36 


p 


We're down to 2400, That's pretty good. (OAMS 
pressure) 


01 


01 


59 


c 


Is that okay? 


01 


01 


40 


p 


Yes, that's fine. It means we haven't used any OAMS 
fuel. 


01 


01 


46 


p 


Elapsed time is 1:05. Now, I'm going to get a main 
batteries check. (Pilot misread elapsed time). 


01 


02 


05 


p 


— 9g" aJid 24 on one and 9i" and 24 on two, and 9§- and 
24 on three. 3^ and 24 on four. Those mains are 
good! 


01 


03 


50 


p 


What time is it now, Gus? 






52 


0 


It's 63 minutes. 


01 


05 


56 


p 


63. Okay. 


01 


04 


12 


c 


Look at that thing. I don't know what we can do 
with any of this stuff floating around. Do you? 


01 


04 


15 


p 


No, I don't either. We need a special place to 
keep that stuff. 


01 


04 


20 


c 


I'll put it in my pocket. 


01 


04 


23 


p 


Okay. I'll verify that load. (Pre-retro command 
load) 


01 


04 


29 


p 


Is the Tr-5 circuit breaker off? 



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25 



01 


04 


32 


c 


Yes. 


01 


04 


33 


p 


Okay. 


01 


04 


50 


c 


You don't see many stars. You know that? 


01 


05 


03 


c 


We have a scanner ignore light again. Aren't losing 
those gages again, are we? 


01 


05 


11 


p 


No. 


01 


06 


02 


c 


All of our power is okay? 


01 


06 


07 


p 


Yep. 


01 


06 


20 


c 


Must have been our scanners, I guess. 


01 


06 


41 


p 


204. This is just beautiful, Gus ! It checks to the 
digit! (Pre-retro command load) 


01 


06 


47 


c 


Hey, we ought to have our face plates closed. 


01 


06 


50 


p 


Okay. 


01 


06 


52 


c 


Cabin Air Recirculation Valve-UP. That's where it is 


01 


06 


58 


p 


Huh? 


01 


06 


59 


c 


It says Cabin Air Recirc Valve UP. That's where it 
is . 


01 


07 


01 


p 


Yps - PflCPTll^^tpfl plnciA^^ riT* nnpn*? 


01 


07 


04 


c 


Closed. 


01 


07 


05 


p 


Okay. 


01 


07 


07 


c 


Now we have a Catch -Up Mode Check. 


01 


07 


0^^ 


p 


Okay. 


01 


07 


12 


p 


Now? 


01 


07 


13 


c 


Well, yes. Now. 



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57 


P 


Yes. 


01 


09 


01 


P 


Okay, 56 is 20094, 57 is 19280. 


01 


09 


19 


P 


Cabin, pressure is reading 5-2, isn't it? 


01 


09 


21 


C 


Yes, it's holding. 


01 


09 


28 


C 


50 - 30 - 40. Those readings are right. You get 


01 


09 


29 


P 


Yes, 56 and 57 right on the money. I copied 



them. 



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27 



01 


10 


04 


p 


Okay, there it is ~ 10-20-30. 


01 


10 


08 


p 


Okay, what time is it now? 


01 


10 


09 


c 


70 minutes . 


01 


10 


10 


p 


Huh? 


01 


10 


11 


c 


Elapsed time of 70 minutes . 


01 


10 


1^ 


p 


How manv'' 


01 


10 


lA 


c 


70. 


01 


1 0 




p 


Rifi'ht now*^ 


01 


10 


15 


c 


1:10. Yes. 


01 


10 


16 


p 


Okay, at 70:18 give it to me. 


01 


10 


18 


c 


MARK! 


01 


10 


23 


p 


Okay, Blood Experiment deactivated. 


01 


10 


27 


c 


Okay, that's exactly — that's 39° pitched down. 


01 


10 


38 


p 


Okay, and you've got the sea urchin eggs coming up 
fit 1 •! S ton 




10 




c 


Okay. 


01 


10 


57 


c 


Pulse control is real good. 


01 


10 


59 


p 


Yes. 


01 


11 


11 


c 


It sure lights up all around though, doesn't it? 


01 


11 


13 


p 


Sure does . 


01 


11 


19 


c 


Okay, we're just about to get it all in one window 


01 


11 


23 


p 


Okay. 



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CANTON 



01 


11 


52 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


01 


11 


55 


P 


Okay, reading on the Catch-Up Mode Check was 69 000 00. 


01 


11 


59 


C 


Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. Go ahead. 


01 


11 


42 


CC 


Roger, Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. We're going to 
have you leave your propellant switch on and do 
the Texas burn, and we will watch your fuel usage 
then across the States. If it continues, we'll 
have you turn your propellant switches off, then, 
when you're over the Cape next time, except when 
you need to use the fuel. 


01 


12 


07 


C 


Leave the propellant switch on for the Texas burn, 
and then watch for leakage? 


01 


12 


12 


CC 


Roger. Leave it on till after the Texas burn, and 
then we will watch your leakage. If it continues 
to leak, we will have you turn them off over the 
Cape . 


01 


12 


22 


C 


Roger. We can't tell that we're using any 
fuel. 


01 


12 


26 


CC 


Okay, fine. We are not overly concerned. It's 
just that we'd like to get a handle on what is 
causing it here. 


01 


12 


54 


CC 


Your O2 pressure is off the scale on the high side 
by telemetry. 


01 


12 46 


P 


Say again, Gordo. 


01 


12 


47 


CC 


Your oxygen pressure, your O2 pressure, is off the 
high side of the scale. You may have had that 
switch failure in there. You may have had a 
telemetry failure- in there that failed to the high 
side . 


01 


12 


57 


p 


Roger. We'll go to High Rate and see if it comes 



down , Gordo . 

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29 



CTN-l 



01 


15 


07 


c 


Roger, and Gordo we have lost our primary scanners 


01 


15 


17 


cc 


Roger. Did you say primary scanners? 


01 


15 


21 


c 


Affirmative . 


01 


15 


25 


cc 


Okay. Can you give us a helium source pressure? 


01 


13 


32 


c 


Say again. 


01 


13 


33 


cc 


What is your helium source pressure? 


01 


13 


40 


p 


Roger. It's 2350, Gordo. 


01 


13 


44 


c 


Look at the sunrise . 


01 


13 


45 


p 


Yes. 


01 


13 


54 


p 


Our source pressure is 2550? Gordo. 


01 


13 


59 


p 


Let's see if 1 can bring that pressure dovm, using 
O2 High Rate, if it is all right with you, Gus. 


01 


14 


03 


c 


Okay. 


01 


14 


05 


p 


We can try manual actuation of O2 High Rate. I 
never did the Suit Integrity Check. 


01 


14 


24 


c 


We probably drove it overboard using that heater 
switch when we thought the pressure was down. 


01 


14 


28 


p 


Yes. That's right. 


01 


14 


32 


c 


We have got to get ready for this Texas burn. 


01 


14 


34 


p 


Yes. 


01 


14 


55 


c 


What time is that Texas burn? 


01 


14 


36 


p 


1:33. 


01 


14 


58 


c 


1:55. 



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01 


15 


39 


P 


Now see, it is coming down, (oxygen pressure) 


01 


15 


40 


C 


Okay. 


01 


15 


41 


P 


Now, we'll just recock it. 


01 


16 


14 


P 


That was O2 High Rate for about two minutes to 
bring the pressure off the peg. It's now read- 
ing 985 > and. cabin pressure is holding at 5-6. 


01 


16 


31 


P 


Here comes the sunrise. Is that beautiful! 


01 


16 


33 


c 


Isn't that pretty? 


01 


16 


55 


c 


Aren't you going to take any pictures? 


01 


16 


37 


p 


I hadn't planned to on this pass. I'll get the 
camera out. 


01 


16 


42 


c 


Let's see, I want circuit breakers 9 and 10 off, 
don't I? 


01 


16 


44 


p 


Yes. That sun's bright, isn't it? 


01 


17 


54 


p 


Look at that'. Where do .you suppose that came from? 
(a camera reel) 


01 


17 


37 


c 


What? 


01 


17 


42 


p 


I know you shouldn't let those things float aroimd, 
but I don't know what to do with +hpm 


01 


17 


56 


c 


What did he say that burn was on that ... net? 
It's 48 ft — 


01 


17 


59 


p 


48 feet and 75 seconds. 


01 


18 


00 


c 


Okay . You put that in , don ' t you? 


01 


18 


02 


p 


Yes. 


01 


18 


06 


c 


Do I have to be in CATCH-HP when you put it in? 


01 


18 


09 


p 


What? 



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01 


18 


10 


U 


Do i nave to De m OATOn— ur wnen you pui; ix inr 


01 


18 


14 


P 


For me to enter it, yes. I'll just put in on the 
MDIU indicators here. 


01 


18 


24 


c 


Looks like the velocity is about perfect. 

You can really tell you're moving on. You know 
that? 


01 


18 


32 


p 


You sure can! 


01 


18 


45 


p 


I can see some interesting cloud formations down 
there . 


Ul 


-1-7 


Uo 




We'll be coming up for Guaymas , I guess, next. 


m 


1 Q 






UKay , wiiH-u exapaeu. xxine slcq we in xne ixignx pxaji, 
Gus? 


01 


19 


14 


c 


1:19. 


01 


19 


15 


p 


1:19. 


01 


19 


17 


c 


RKV we get at 1:24. 


01 


19 


19 


r 


Ukay. 


01 


19 


55 


c 


I'd say my alinement is perfect. 


01 


19 


51 


p 


Okay. That's what we want to burn. I've got to 

change this tape cartridge. The camera is set for 
111 at ZjU. 


01 


20 


7 IT 

55 


P 


The first commarld load is valid. The DCS at Carnarvon 
inserted it properly. 


01 


20 


46 


C 


Okay. 


01 


20 


52 


P 


That's beautiful! 


01 


21 


02 


P 


I'll bet the debris filter really clogs up. 


01 


21 


05 


c 


What? 


01 


21 


06 


p 


The oxygen pressure has climbed right up back there 



of f -scale . 

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01 


21 


07 


C 


01 


21 


08 


P 


01 


21 


19 


P 


01 


21 


28 


C 


01 


23 


14 


P 


01 


23 


19 


P 



01 


23 


58 


CO 


01 


23 


40 


c 


01 


23 


42 


cc 


01 


25 


49 


c 


01 


23 


54 


cc 


01 


25 


55 


p 


01 


25 


59 


c 


01 


24 


10 


cc 



RK7-1 

What is? 

The oxygen pressure. 

I've got to change this cartridge. 

We're at 1:21. 

Tape change at 1546. Tape cartridge No. 2 was 
replaced "by tape cartridge No. 28. 

The red light did not come on. (Tape recorder) 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

Molly Brown, Molly Brown, RKV. 

RKV, this is Molly Brown. 

Roger. Read you loud and clear. I'm going to update 
your and transmit a maneuver load to you. 

Roger. 

I've got a reject on my T^^. What is your status, 
Molly Brown? 

Do you want me to tell them about the oxygen pressure 
being off-scale? 

Our status is GO. We did bring the ECS O2 back down 
on the scale with O2 High Rate, and since that time 
it has returned to off-scale. 

Roger, and I have transmitted a Tj^ and Gemini load 
for your maneuver over Corpus . Confirm you were 
in CATCH-HP. Over. 



01 


24 


20 


C 


Negative. We're in CATCH-UP, now. 


01 


24 


21 


CC 


Roger. I'll retransmit the load. 


01 


24 


26 


CC 


Roger. You have a load in the CATCH-UP for 



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01 


24 


26 


C 


Got to be in CATCH-UP. 


01 


24 


28 


P 


Okay. There you go. 


01 


24 


29 


C 


Roger. Go. 


01 


24 


50 


CC 


You are GO for the next orbit. 


01 


24 


53 


C 


Roger. Thank you. 


01 


24 


54 


CC 


Are you ready to copy your maneuver times? 


01 


24 


38 


C 


Stand by. 


01 


24 


39 


CC 


Roger. 


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-IlU^cX • iU U.X VTiilJj • • • UUXXcL' UXUiJ. ^ X_^ ^ / \J\J • J.UU.X 

ground elapsed time to burn, 01 53 00. Your 

ZAV OX ulie UlXXll ) Utf O • lULlX Xclig Oil UX UU.XIi, Wj 




9A 
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p 


nogex • we copxecL xp.pf, ux«p_Pj ib/sec, a. x a 
minute and 14 seconds. 


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01 


25 


17 


C 


Well, 1 minute I4. You waJit to read it back to 


01 


25 


26 


c 


Did you get him the other one? 


01 


25 


27 


p 


Neg. Wait until I'll get them. 


01 


25 


31 


CC 


Roger. Stand by for a GET time hack. 


01 


25 


36 


CC 


On my mark, it'll be 85 minutes and 45 seconds. 
Stand by. 


01 


25 


45 


CC 


MARK! You copied? 



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01 


25 


46 


C 


Roger, We copied. 


01 


25 


49 


CC 


Roger. Your clocks looked good on the groiuid. 


01 


25 


52 


CC 


Will you give me a readout of core 25, 26, and 27? 
Over. 


01 


26 


15 


P 


26 and 27 are all zeros. 


01 


26 


26 


P 


I wonder if he got it? 


01 


26 


29 


C 


I don't know. 


01 


26 


31 


CC 


Molly Brown, RKV CAP COM. 


01 


26 


34 


P 


Go ahead. Over. 


01 


26 


40 


c 


Go ahead RKV. 


01 


26 


42 


CC 


Will you give me a readout of your computer core — 
25, 26, and 27, please? 


01 


26 


48 


p 


Roger. It was: 25 was minus 0480. 26 and 27 were 
all zeros. Over. 


01 


27 


01 


CC 


That is affirmative. I concur. 


01 


27 


22 


CC 


Molly Brown, can you give me a readout of yotir OAMS 
helium source pressure, temperature, and your 


01 


27 


31 


C 


The propellant quantity gage is 83 percent. Stand by. 
John will give you the other. 


01 


27 


35 


p 


Roger. Source pressure is 2450. Source temperature 
is 85°, and fuel and oxidizer regulated at 295 with 
68°. 


01 


27 


50 


CC 


Roger. 295 at 68. Say again yoiir propellant quantity 

Commajid Pilot. 


01 


27 


55 


c 


Propellant quantity is 84 percent. 



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RKV-l 
GYM-1 



01 


27 


58 


CC 


Roger. I copy. 


01 


28 


10 


cc 


Molly Brown, EECV standing by. Do you. have anything 
else? 


Ul 


OQ 




U 


Roger . We ' re in good shape . 


Ul 


OQ 


15 


UU 


Roger . 


m 


do 




UU 


Molly Jdrown, KK.V. I'm getting an indication of OAMS 
thrust forward-firing. I have negative OAMS yaw 
firing on the ground. 


01 


28 


32 


C 


We're not doing any firing. We're not even in 
MAIffiUVER and ATTITUDE and we haven't touched the 
handle. 


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Roger . 


Ul 


OQ 


58 


pp 

uu 


Molly Brown, stand by for Guaymas. 


Ul 


29 


00 


U 


Roger . 


01 


29 


31 


P 


Outstanding! I see the whole of Mexico. 


01 


29 


45 


P 


I wonder what area of Mexico it is? 
GUAYMAS 


01 


29 


43 


CC 


Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. 


01 


29 


45 


C 


Guaymas, Molly Brown. 


01 


29 46 


CC 


Guaymas standing by. 


01 


29 


49 


c 


Roger. 


01 


29 


55 


c 


It's pretty well clobbered, isn't it? 


01 


29 


57 


p 


Yes. 


01 


29 


57 


c 


We're going to have a hard time with that tracking 
task. 



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GYM-1 
TEX-1 



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Hfln von flpp PTivhlm* Tif iin TinT^i".Vi "hViPrp*^ 




^0 


01 


c 


I never got a. chance to look for the Salton Sea, 
but I think we can see up that way. 


01 


50 


08 


C 


Nothing but high cirrus. 


01 


50 


14 


P 


Oh, man! Oh, man, you can see all the way across 
Mexico ! 


01 


30 


19 


c 


You must have it clear down there, huh? 


01 


30 


21 


p 


Yes, it's clear down south, here. 


01 


30 


28 


GG 


Molly Brown, Guaymas handing over to Texas. 


01 


30 


50 


C 


Roger. 


01 


50 


45 


C 


It came out ;0 feet on my IVI's. You'll give me 



a mark now on my burn. Right? 
01 30 52 P Roger. 

01 50 55 C Okay. It will be about two minutes before we start 

it. So you punch off your stopwatch and tell me — 
give me a nark to stop it — just in case it doesn't 
go to zero. 



01 


51 


01 


P 


Okay. 














TEXAS 


01 


51 


10 


cc 


Molly Brown, 


Texas CAP COM. 


01 


31 


12 


c 


Read you louc 


: and clear, Texas. 


01 


51 


14 


cc 


Roger- Texas 


standing by for your maneuver. 


01 


31 


15 


c 


Roger . 




01 


51 


45 


c 


You got that" 


■ The IVI's came out 50 ft/sec 



Right? 

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TEX-1 



01 


51 


52 


p 


Yes, but it should have been 48. I don't know 
why it came out 50- Should we bring it down to 
48? 


01 


51 


56 


p 


Well 25 — 48 is what is in the — 48.5 is what's in 
load. 


01 


52 


12 


C 


How we doing on time? 


01 


52 


13 


P 


Fine . 


01 


52 


15 


C 


Well, good. I guess maybe we probably slowed dowi 
that much. 


01 


52 


21 


C 


Now, it's 51. See? 


01 


52 


23 


C 


It came up 48 initially. We're at a different 
place in the orbit. 50 seconds. 


01 


52 


31 


P 


Okay. Are you going to give — you want me to give 
Texas a mark when you start burning? 


01 


52 


37 


C 


I will. 


01 


52 


58 


P 


Okay. 


01 


52 


40 


C 


Twenty seconds to burn. You got that, Texas? 


01 


52 


45 


cc 


Roger. 


m 




J 1 






01 


55 


00 


c 


MARK! 


01 


35 


01 


p 


Okay. They appear to be firing good. 


01 


53 


03 


cc 


Roger. Texas confirms OAMS thruster firing. 


01 


33 


17 


c 


A bolt just stuck up against the instrument panel 


01 


35 


20 


c 


How much time to go? 


01 


55 


25 


cc 


Molly Brown, how are your attitudes holding? 



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TEX-1 



01 


53 


24 


c 


Perfect. 


01 


53 


do 


■n 
r 


44 seconds "to go . 


Ui 


55 


27 


r*p 


Roger. 


01 


55 


27 


p 


MARK. 44 seconds to go. 


Ul 




5 


Tj 

r 


1 tninK i'a do it on xne ivi's. 


01 


7 ~Z 

55 


45 


c 


They sure blurp a lot, don't they?- That may be 
attitude control thrusters though. Probably what 
it is. 


01 


55 


49 


p 


Okay. 


01 


55 


55 


p 


Coming up on - coming up on a minute. 


01 


54 


00 


p 


HIT « T^-Tr 

MABK. 


01 


54 


02 


c 


7 ft/sec to go. 


01 


54 


05 


p 


A minute, five. 


01 


54 


05 


c 


What did we do? Burn down an — give me a mark. 


01 


54 


09 


p 


Okay. 4-5-2-1- 


01 


34 


14 


p 


MAEK! 


01 


54 


14 


c 


Thrusting complete. 


01 


54 


18 


CC 


Roger. Confirmed maneuver complete. 


01 


54 


21 


P 


That burn was 1 minute and 14 seconds by our watches 


01 


34 


27 


C 


And when we started out, the IVI's were reading 5I 
ft/sec, and I burned them down to 2 ft/sec aft. 


01 


54 


57 


CC 


Say again, Molly Brown. 


01 


54 


38 


C 


As we started to burn my IVI's read 5I ft/sec, and 



we burned them down to the place where they read 
2 ft/sec. 

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TEX-l 
MCC-1 



01 


34 48 


CO 


Say ELgain that last number. 




01 


34 50 


C 


Two . Zero , zero , two . 




01 


34 56 


CC 


Roger. 




01 


35 01 


P 


What have you got on your propellant, Gus? 




01 


35 05 


c 


Propellant quantity is 65 percent. 




Oi 


35 09 


p 


Hey, we're in good shape. 




01 


35 14 


c 


Yes . 

CAPE KEOTEDY 




01 


35 27 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 




01 


35 27 


0 


Go ahead , Gordo . 




01 


35 29 


CC 


Roger. Do you want to get your transmitter 
start your tape dump? 


up to 


01 


35 51 


p 


Yes, it's on. The transmitter is now DELAYED-TIME. 


01 


35 38 


CC 


Ready for your tape dump? 




01 


35 42 


p 


Understand. Going tape playback CONTINUOUS. 




01 


35 49 


p 


Tape playback is on CONTINUOUS. 




01 


35 53 


CC 


Okay, Molly Brown. Looks like your OAMS has 
out before your burn. Can you give us an 
source pressure and temp again now? 


leveled 
OAMS 


01 


35 59 


p 


Roger. Source pressure is 205O, temperature 


is 56. 


01 


36 10 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM, 




01 


36 12 


p 


Oh, that record switch! 





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MCC-1 

01 36 16 P This source pressure is 205O. Source temperature is 56. 

01 56 24 CO Roger. It looks like that pressvire switch on. that 

O2 is failed. You probably better bring that O2 
heater from AUTOMATIC to OFF, and then manually 
control the temp from then on — the pressxu?e from 
then on. 

01 56 45 P If I go into High Rate you can break it off the peg. 

Over. 

01 36 48 CC Okay, you can bring it off the peg by going to 

High Rate. Is that affirm? 

01 36 51 P Roger, but— 

01 36 52 CO Okay. I have a time for you, where you will be nearest 

to the booster. Would you like to have that so 
you can look for it? 

01 36 58 P Roger. 

01 36 59 CO Roger. 02+08+52. Will be dead ahead at an 

elevation of plus 80 degrees at 190 miles. This 
will be just prior to darkness. It should be very 
bright. Proceed to see if you can rendezvous. 



01 


37 


22 


c 


Roger. 


01 


37 


57 


CC 


We are sending you a load now. 


01 


57 


45 


c 


Roger, DCS load received. 


01 


57 


48 


CC 


Roger. We got you loaded. 


01 


57 


57 


P 


We had another DCS load just in, too. 


01 


37 


59 


CC 


Roger. That was the actual values. The first 
one was the T_,. 


01 


38 


05 


p 


Roger. 


01 


38 


51 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Did you get your 



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MCC-1 

experiments for the first orbit? 



01 


59 


08 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


01 


39 


15 


C 


Go ahead Cape CAP COM. 


01 


39 


17 


CC 


Roger . \k just wanted to get a confirmation that 
you got your experiments on time for the first 
orbit. 


01 


59 


25 


C 


Roger . 'Vfe got them on time for the first orbit. 


01 


39 


26 


CC 


Roger. 


01 


39 


40 


CC 


Everything looks good down here. 


01 


39 


45 


C 


Roger. 


01 


40 


08 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Our memory loads on 
the ground confirm your loads were correct in 
there, so you might delete all the MDIU readout; 


01 


40 


21 


c 


Okay. 


01 


40 


49 


p 


Here is the blood pressure coming down there, MCC 


01 


40 


53 


CC 


Okay. 


01 


41 


05 


CC 


Tape dump is complete, Molly Brown. 


01 


41 


07 


c 


Rog. 


01 


42 


01 


CC 


You still got a blood pressure, John? We didn't 
read it. 


01 


42 


08 


c 


He sent it, okay. I'll give you another one. 


01 


42 


10 


CC 


Okay. Just wondered if he was breathing. 


01 


42 


28 


c 


Gordo, do you have me a time for the Horizon Scan 
Check? 


01 


42 


41 


c 


Cape CAP COM, do you read, Molly Brown. 



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01 


42 


44 


cc 


Go ahead Molly Brown. Cape CAP COM. 


01 


42 


46 


c 


Do you have me a time for the Horizon Scanner C. 


01 


42 


49 


cc 


Okay, sixnset time is 16 + 54- Stand by, and I ' 
get you the horizon scanner. 


01 


42 


58 


p 


1654. 


01 


45 


08 


cc 


That is the time for it, Molly Brown. 16 + 54. 


01 


45 


15 


c 


Thanks . 


01 


45 


26 


cc 


Pretty spectacular up there, huh? 


01 


45 


29 


c 


Say again. 


01 


45 


50 


cc 


Pretty spectacular up there, huh? 


01 


45 


55 


c 


Yeah, it really is. It really is! 


01 


45 


40 


c 


We didn't get to see much of the States though. 


01 


45 


45 


cc 


Clouded over? Too many clouds , huh? 


01 


44 


01 


c 


Let's see, do you want your meal? 


01 


44 


04 


p 


Yes. 


01 


44 


25 


c 


Is this one all right? 


01 


44 


28 


p 


Yes, this is the one here. 


01 


44 


45 


p 


You can't get the bulb in, huh? How about if I 
just leave it in and give them blood pressiurei 


01 


44 


50 


c 


Yes, go ahead. 


01 44 


53 


c 


I can't get it in. 


01 


44 


58 


p 


Hot dog! Good old food. 



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01 


45 


23 


c 


Going to have to make Almement Check. 


01 


45 


54 


p 


Want to just slap those babies over there? 


01 


45 


56 


p 


rm 'TXT ITT * ~\ n 

They said to leave the brownies closed. 


01 


4o 


03 


c 


Okay, starting Alinement Caging Check. Minus 10° 
in pitch, 10° in yaw, and 10° in roll. Going to 
CAGE, small-end -forward, holding attitudes out 
the window. Okay, I've caged. Going SEP, plat- 
form and attitude. Fine aline from 1:45 to 1: 55- 


01 


47 


17 


c 


Let me have some of that juice when you get done. 


01 


47 


22 


c 


Get any water? 


01 


47 


44 


p 


Good stuff! (Water) 


01 


48 


25 


c 


You want me to stick this up here? (Water nozzle) 


01 


48 


25 


p 


Yes, we can attach it up there. 


01 


48 


26 


c 


Let me see if I can lock it in there. 


01 


48 


41 


c 


That oxygen still hasn't come off of the peg. 


01 


48 


44 


p 


The what hasn't? 


01 


48 


47 


p 


I'll tell you, boy. It poses a serious problem with 
that ©2 High Rate bit. 


01 


49 


01 


p 


Is your window getting foggy, or is it just the 
angle I'm looking at? 

GRAND CANARY ISLAND 


01 


49 


03 


CO 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. 


01 


49 


04 


c 


It looks like it's something on the side. I don't 
know what it is . 


01 


49 


10 


c 


Canaries, Molly. Go ahead. 



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01 


49 


15 


CC 


Roger. We have systems GO on the groiind.. 


01 


49 


16 


C 


Roger. We are GO in here. We are finishing our 
Alinement Check. 


01 


49 


26 


CC 


Roger. Understand, and Canaries transmitting a 
calibrate command. 


01 


49 


31 


c 


What was that? 


01 


49 


33 


p 


Transmit my T/M cal. 


01 


40 


35 


c 


Okay. It's coming. 


01 


49 


47 


c 


What was the time we could see that booster? 


01 


49 


50 


p 


2 08 52. 


01 


49 


53 


c 


Elapsed? 


01 


49 


54 


p 


Yes. 


01 


49 


57 


p 


Okay. Tell them we're sending them a T/M 2 cal. 


01 


50 


04 


c 


A T/M 2 cal is coming. 


01 


50 


07 


p 


I don't see where it says for us to do that, but 



guess that's all right. I think we should have 
done it on the first pass. 



01 


50 


24 


P 


One of these pills came off. (Germicide pills) 


01 


50 


27 


CC 


Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. 


01 


50 


30 


c 


Go , Canaries . 


01 


50 


32 


CC 


Roger. After your burn your orbit is 85.6, 92.6 


01 


50 


58 


c 


Roger. 85.6, 92.6. 


01 


50 


41 


CC 


And I have a Two -Bravo time. 


01 


50 


46 


p 


I thought they weren't going to give those times 



to us. 



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CYI-2 



01 


50 


49 


C 


stand by. 


01 


51 


06 


P 


If either one of these things leaks , we can just 
close up shop. (Food packages) 


01 


51 


15 


C 


Okay. What's the Two-Bravo time? 


01 


51 


18 


cc 


Roger. AV'90. GMTRC l6 52 25- GETRC 02 28 35- 
Roll left 55- 


01 


51 


45 


c 


Roger. Two-Bravo: 90 AV . 16 52 25 GMTRC. Elapsed 
time of 02 28 25. Roll left 55. 


01 


51 


55 


cc 


That's affirm. 


01 


52 


26 


c 


What is it? 


01 


52 


27 


p 


Corn beef sandwich. 


01 


52 


28 


c 


Where did that come from? 


01 


52 


50 


p 


I brought it with me. Let's see how it tastes. 
Smells, doesn't it? 


01 


52 


41 


c 


Yes, it's breaking up. I'm going to stick it in 
my pocket. 


01 


52 


45 


p 


Is it? 


01 


52 


49 


p 


I"b was a 'hhoii^'lTh. anvw^v. 


01 


52 


51 


c 


Yep. 


01 


52 


52 


p 


Not a very good one. 


01 


52 


54 


c 


Pretty good, though, if it would just hold together. 


01 


53 


15 


p 


Want some chicken leg? 


01 


55 


15 


c 


No, you can handle that. 


01 


55 


25 


c 


What was the time of that booster again? What 



elevation? 

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01 


55 


26 


P 


02 08 52. 18° el. 


01 


55 


30 


C 


02 — 


01 


55 


52 


P 


2 hoiirs, 8 minutes, 52 seconds. 18° el. 




55 


59 


0 


Above? They didn't give us the mileage, huh? 


01 


55 


45 


P 


19 miles. 


01 


55 


45 


c 


Dead ahead. 


01 


55 


46 


p 


Yeah. 


01 


55 


55 


c 


We're alined just atout perfect. What do you think 
looking out your window? 


01 


55 


59 


p 


Yeah, man. That's heautiful! 


01 


54 


05 


c 


What else have we got to do? Scanners should be on 
secondary. Now we're, going to yaw 180° here. 


01 


54 


32 


c 


Hey, look out there. There's some land. 


01 


54 


36 


p 


Yes. 


01 


54 


49 


n 


What time is it? 


01 


54 


51 


p 


4 ~ 


01 


54 


55 


c 


Must still be over Canaries. 


01 


55 


04 


c 


You're a noisy eater. 


01 


55 


19 


p 


Oh, no! 


01 


55 


20 


c 


What? What did you drop? 


01 


55 


25 


c 


Look at 'em jumping around down there. (Pood bags) 


01 


56 


30 


p 


What elapsed is it now, Gus? 


01 


56 


52 


c 


1:56, 


01 


56 


57 


c 


How do you like this going backwards? You can tell 



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you're going backwards too, can't you? 



01 


57 


04 


p 


Never a dou"bt. 


01 


57 


14 


p 


That's not bad for applesauce. 


01 


57 


18 


C 


I'll take a bite of applesauce, if you don't eat 
it all. 


01 


57 


21 


P 


It's getting tough to squeeze out of there. 


01 


57 


40 


C 


If we had some pork chops to go with it, we'd be 
all right. 


01 


57 


41 


P 


Yes. 


01 


57 


42 


c 


Here it is back. What are you going to do with : 
now? 


01 


57 


44 


p 


What, the applesauce? 


01 


57 


45 


c 


Yes. 


01 


57 


47 


p 


I don't know, the tablet fell off. I'm not goin; 
to put the germicide tablet in, because I don'- 
know where it is. 


01 


57 


53 


c 


Let's see what my retrofire attitude looks like 
going backwards. 


ux 


9 / 


90 


p 


Uitay . 


01 


58 


11 


p 


16° nose down is what it is. 


01 


58 


15 


c 


Yep. I'll be there in a minute. 


01 


58 


17 


p 


Oh , man ! 


01 


58 


21 


c 


I'll tell you, man, you don't need anything to t( 
your yaw, do you? 


01 


58 


25 


p 


No, I'll tell you, I need some of these missions 
where I can look out of the window. I haven't 



looked out of this window a second and a half. 
It's beautiful! 



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i+8 

01 58 55 

01 58 44 
01 58 46 

01 58 58 
01 59 14 
01 59 16 
01 59 21 
01 59 27 
01 59 48 
01 59 49 
01 59 55 
01 59 56 

01 59 57 

02 00 00 
02 00 01 
02 GO 05 
02 00 09 
02 00 16 
02 00 55 

02 01 54 



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C You know, if I lined up the yaw, I'd line it up 

right there. What does it look like to you? 

P Look's to me like you got it, Gus. 

C That's not what the 8-ball shows. It's right there, 

no doubt about it. 

P Well, that looks good to me. 

C Let's try it upside down once. 

P Okay. 

P Watch everything float to the ceiling. 

C There's 60 left, okay? 

P That's 60 left. 

C No. Well, yes, let's see. 

C That's inverted. 

P Okay. 

C There's 60 left. 

P That's what I figured. 

P There you go. 

P Isn't that beautiful? 

C That's 60 left right there. That's hard to fly. 

C The sun is sure bright. 

C We can't see the booster. Have to be turned around 
for this check. We can't see it. We're facing 
the wrong way. 

C Let's see. Where's the next station we're coming 
to? 



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kg 



02 


01 


3d 


-n 

r 


Kano . 


02 


02 


31 


C 


The sun ' s ho t . 


02 


02 


32 


P 


It is. 


02 


02 


34 


P 


Suit inlet temperature is still holding at 58 » though 


02 


02 


45 


P 


Boy, this is a manual dexterity test. (Opening food 
bag feeding port) 


02 


02 


47 


C 


Yes. 


02 


03 


41 


P 


That stuff is really trying to crawl out of there. 
(Grapefruit juice) 


02 


04 


17 


P 


John Yardley loses his bet. Cabin temperature is 
up to 92°. 


02 


04 


40 


0 


Oh , man ! 


02 


04 


43 


p 


It's bad, isn't it? 


02 


04 


A A 

44 


c 


That sun is something else. 


02 


04 


45 


r 


les , 


02 


04 


5° 


■n 
Jr 


Can you stow these back over there in your side? 
(Food packages) 


02 


05 


01 


c 


Yes. 


02 05 


06 


p 


Somehow. 


02 


05 


07 


c 


You don't need that towel, do you? 


02 


05 


09 


p 


Yes, I'm going to, very shortly. 


02 


05 


11 


c 


Well, I'd better get it out then. 


02 


05 


13 


p 


Well, I don't think I'll need it, but I might. 


02 


05 


19 


c 


Well, we've got a scanner light on secondary. 


02 


05 


27 


c 


There, it went out. I guess I was looking at it in 



the sun. 

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50 



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02 


05 


29 


P 


Yes. 


02 05 


33 


C 


Hope that stops it. Now we've got it again. 


02 


06 


10 


c 


The Sim's around there. That siin's pushing it off 


02 


06 


13 


P 


Yes. 


02 


06 


21 


c 


Either that or our "ball is out of alinement. 


02 


06 


31 


c 


What time's it supposed to be next time. Do you 
remember? 


no 


UD 


33 


p 


No. 




0/ 


07 


p 


You don't mind if I make an inflight modification 
to the pressure suit, do you? 


02 


07 


11 


c 


What are you going to do? 


02 


07 


13 


p 


Just cut a strap. 


02 


07 


15 


c 


I hope you don't cut a hole in it. 


02 


07 


17 


p 


No, don't worry. 


02 


07 


55 


c 


We've got a scanner ignore light ... 


02 


07 


47 


c 


Okay, let's start this thing right now. 


02 


07 


56 


c 


Okay, it's pitching up slightly. Going up above 
zero. I don't have a scanner light. Man, is it 
dark! 


02 


08 


07 


c 


I don't have a scanner light, but I don't think it 



doing right. We're now 20° above the horizon and 
have no horizon. It's bringing me back down to 



180. 



02 


08 


52 


P 


It's 


dark. 


02 


08 


55 


c 


Yes. 




02 


08 


57 


p 


Hey, 


look at those thrusters 



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51 



02 


08 


jy 


n 


Where? 




02 


09 


uu 


p 


Over on the right side. I think it's the sun 

shining on them, or something. Is the stin on my 
side? Sunset? 


02 


09 


U / 


n 


It's back behind us some place. 




02 


09 


i-J 


p 


You mean the RCS thrusters? 




02 09 




p 


Yes. 




02 


09 


J- / 


p 


I caji't see them. 




02 


09 


18 


P 


Can you see yours? 




02 


09 


20 


c 


No. 




02 


09 


21 


p 


Well, I see mine shining. 




02 


09 


22 


c 


I can probably see the horizon now, though. 




02 


09 


24 


p 


I see those thrusters. 




02 


09 


29 


p 


It's the sun shining off of them, because we 
used the A-Ring yet. 


haven ' t 


02 


09 


52 


c 






02 


09 


53 


p 

r 


A-Ring isn't hot. 




02 


09 


JO 


p 
r 


Okay, waste valve NORMAL. 




02 


09 


50 


P 


What time is it in the flight plan? 




02 


09 


52 


C 


It's 2 hours and 9 minutes. 




02 


09 


58 


c 


2 hours and 10 minutes. 




02 


10 


05 


P 


You're supposed to give an oral temperature. 




02 


10 


07 


c 


I'll give them one. 




02 


10 


24 


c 


Okay. Translation Check at 2:17, which is 7 


minutes 



away. 

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52 



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02 


10 


35 


P 


Know what kind of transmission check it is? 


02 


10 


37 


C 


Translation Check. . .We're not going to send any- 
thing. 


02 


11 


05 


C 


We're supposed to get photos, but it's going to te 
dark. 


02 


11 


08 


P 


Photos of what? 


02 


11 


09 


C 


Those thrusters. 


02 


11 


15 


C 


Translation thrusters. 


02 


11 


25 


C 


There is a ground light. We're really moving. 
What would that be? 


02 


11 


29 


P 


. . .forest fires. 


02 


11 


32 


C 


No, it's a pin point. I see it way below the hori; 


02 


12 


19 


C 


What time is it? 


02 


12 


23 


P 


To what? 


02 


12 


26 


P 


I'm supposed to change this tape aroimd here some- 
time. 


02 


12 


29 


C 


Translation Check. 


02 


12 


32 


P 


During the check? 


no 

\JC. 


-1-4 


ux 




I think that was a star coming over the horizon 
I saw. I can see it move now. 


02 


14 


20 


c 


There goes your . . . 


02 


14 


25 


p 


Okay, waste valve back to NORMAL. 


02 


14 


33 


c 


I've got to make a translational thrust in two and 
a half minutes. 


02 


14 


37 


p 


Okay. Well, I'll wait till you finish that then, 



if that's okay with you. 

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53 



CSQ-2 



02 


14 


40 


C 


Yes. 


02 


14 


42 


P 


You want to take pictures on this? 


02 


14 


43 


C 


We're supposed to with a lo mil. 


02 


14 


45 


P 


Okay. Shoot, we've hardly used any film. Of cou: 
there's 130 feet in there. Wait a second till 
get the suit closed. 


02 


15 


15 


0 


Okay. 


02 


15 


25 


P 


Gee. 


02 


15 


30 


P 


Your recommendation on that covering underwear is 
well talcen. 


02 


15 


41 


c 


Man! I don't believe this 8-ball. It is way off 
Look at it. It's way off. There's zero right 
there . Right? 


02 


16 


00 


p 


Yes. 


02 


ib 


L)i 




It says minus 10° down on the ball. I guess it's 
that Orbit Rate, isn't it? 


02 


16 


05 


P 


Yes, probably. 


02 


16 


12 


c 


What time is it? 


02 


16 


16 


p 


It's — 


02 


16 


19 


c 


It's 10 ft/sec with the forward firing ones. 
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


02 


16 


20 


CO 


Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. Do you read? 


02 


16 


23 


c 


CSQ CAP COM, Molly Brown. 


02 


16 


26 


CO 


Roger read you weak but clear. We have you green 



from the ground. 



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CSQ-2 



02 


16 


51 


C 


Roger. Getting ready for a translation burn. 


02 


16 


57 


P 


You going to use the aft burn or the forward burn? 


02 


16 


41 


c 


I'm going to use them all. 


02 


16 


42 


P 


Okay. 


02 


16 


44 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ, CAP COM. We're standing by for 
the maneuvers. 


02 


16 


55 


c 


Roger. 5 seconds . . . 


02 


17 


15 


p 


Using the aft ones? 


02 


17 


14 


c 


No, forward-firing ones. 


02 


17 


15 


c 


9 ft/sec-10. Okay, now 1 second on the others. 


02 


17 


22 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ. Would you give us your IVI readouts 
before and after the burn? 


02 


16 


28 


c 


Roger, IVI readouts before the burn were all zeros. 
After the burn was 10 ft/sec forward. 


02 


17 


58 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 10 ft/sec forward. 


02 


17 


42 


c 


That was in the 009° attitude. 10 ft/sec forward. 


02 


17 


44 


cc 


Roger. 


02 


17 


47 


c 


That was with a 90° yaw. 


02 


17 


58 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ,. Be advised I sent Tx twice. I've 
had spacecraft reject. I'll try again. 


02 


18 


15 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ. 


02 


18 


16 


c 


Go. 


02 


18 


17 


cc 


We still cannot get an ... back from spacecraft on 



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55 



CSQ,-2 



DP 


1 ft 

J- 




p 


Roger, I'll set the T for the ... Over. 


09 

\J c. 


1 ft 

J. \J 


JO 


on 


Sav in. 










Molly Brown, CSQ. How did your attitudes hold during 
the maneuver? 


02 


18 


49 


P 


Attitudes held very well. 


02 


18 


52 


CO 


Roger. 


02 


19 


53 


CO 


Molly Brown, CSQ. 


02 


19 


54 


c 






-1-7 




PC! 

\j\J 


Ymi Ionic rpal e"ood from the sround here. 


02 


20 


02 


c 


Roger. 


02 


21 


00 


p 


Okay. Replaced the tape recorder cartridge. 


02 


21 


01 


cc 


Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. 


02 


21 


05 


c 


Go ahead CSQ. 


02 


21 


04 


cc 


Would you give us a propellant quantity readout 
Del ore ana. aixer one uurnr 


02 


21 


09 


c 


Before the burn it was 66 percent, and now it reads 

Al "n O TT* Tl "f" 


02 


21 


16 


cc 


Molly Brown, say again. 


02 


21 


20 


c 


66 percent before, 61 percent after. 


02 


21 


24 


cc 


Roger. 


02 


21 


28 


c 


I'm not real sure of that before burn. 


02 


21 


30 


p 


At 1645 GMT, changed the tape from No. 28 to No. 10. 
Okay. 


02 


21 


32 


cc 


That looks like it's in the ball park. 



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CRO-2 



02 


22 


05 


0 


This thing isn't alined, is it? 


02 


22 


06 


P 


I think you're right. 


02 


22 


25 


C 


Give it one more chance. 


00 


22 


58 


C 


Let's see — 2:22 elapsed. Carnarvon comes up in 



about a minute. 

CARNARVON 

CC Molly Brown, Molly Brown, Carnarvon CAP COM. How do 
■ you read? 

00 25 25 C Carnarvon, this is Molly Brown. Read you loud and 

clear. 

CC Very good, Gus; we'd like to get a blood pressure on 
the co-pilot, please, and could I have your status? 

02 23 56 C Okay — blood pressure's coming and our status is 

green. 

CC Very good. We don't have any communications with the 
Cape at this time, but they have requested for me to 
rxm down jovx flight control problem a little bit. 
The first thing I'd like to know is what kind of rates 
are you getting if you just let it yaw? 

02 23 57 C They are very slow, Pete. Probably on the order of a 

quarter of a degree per second. 

CC Okay and you are in a horizon scan mode, is that 
correct? 

02 24 13 C At the present time I'm in Pulse and alining the 

platform . 

CC Okay. You're in pulse alining the platform. Are your 

ACME logic yaw rate gryos and attitude drivers and all 
that stuff still primary? 

02 24 29 C Affirmative. 



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57 



CRO-2 

02 24 29 CC Okay, strike all that other stuff. It soiinds to me 

like you've got a mechanical problem in the valve. 
Is that what you figured? 

02 24 36 C Roger, it must be very, very slight. We can't see 

the pressure go down. 

02 24 40 CC Okay, and you have turned off 3,4, 7 and 8 yaw cir- 
cuit breakers and put them on again, and that didn't 
have any effect? 

Yes, we've gone through everything, Pete. 

Okay, and no cross-coupling. 

Negative . 

Okay. That should keep them happy back there. We are 
not going to send you a load. Your is good. I 
don't have your clock coxmting down with mine. I 
guess you have a different one in. We got your blood 
pressure and your clocks are on as far as SET goes. 



02 


24 


46 


C 


02 


24 


48 


CC 


02 


24 


50 


C 


02 


24 


50 


CC 



02 


24 


54 


C 


That's — Pete. 


02 


25 


16 


C 


Roger . 


02 


25 


16 


CC 


And I have a question for John. I would like to know 
how his waste evaluation is doing. 


02 


25 


23 


P 


In process. Tell him. 


02 


25 


26 


C 


In process. 


02 


25 


27 


CC 


In process. Roger. Roger. 


02 


25 


52 


CC 


You have a GO down here from everybody, and do you 
have suit temps for me, please? 


02 


25 


42 


c 


Yes, suit temp is running 58°, Pete. We are okay. 


02 


25 


45 


CC 


Righto . 


02 


26 


02 


c 


2:26. Rate gyros primary. Roll jets yaw. 



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58 CONFIDENTIAL 



CRO-2 



02 


26 


22 


CO 


Molly Brown, Carnairvon. 


02 


26 


25 


C 


Go. 


02 


26 


26 


CO 


Would you turn your real-time telemetry off after LOS 
from Carnarvon, please? 


02 


26 


51 


C 


Roger, real-time off after Carnarvon. 


02 


26 


54 


CC 


Yes. We didn't get a T up to you. 


02 


26 


56 


C 


Roger . 


02 


27 


02 


C 


You're going to make these Horizon Scan Checks after 
a little bit? 


02 


27 


09 


P 


Yes. You do it, because I'm busy here. 


02 


27 


14 


CC 


Molly Brown, this is Carnarvon. How do you read? 


02 


27 


18 


C 


Still read you loud and clear. 


02 


27 


19 


CC 


Okay, you'll probably go over the hill, Gus. You 
look good here on the ground. We'll see you on your 
next go. 


02 


27 


25 


C 


Roger, thank you, Pete. 


02 


28 


24 


P 


Be sure I don't throw any switches over there while 
I'm moving aroxind. 


02 


28 


27 


c 


No, I'll keep a check on you. I don't believe that 
scanner s aomg one rxgm; T/ning oy ua aji axi. j.± 
it is, the ball isn't. 


02 


31 


25 


c 


Want this bag for anything? 


02 


31 


27 


p 


Yes, I put the paper towels back in it. 


02 


31 


29 


c 


Okay, I can thrust now? 


02 


31 


51 


p 


Wait till I get my suit zipped up. 


02 


31 


35 


c 


• • • « 



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02 


32 


08 


c 


Better get that sight out for me. 


02 


32 


11 


p 


Huh? 


02 


32 


12 


c 


Should get that sight out before long, too. 


02 


32 


13 


p 


Okay. 


02 


32 


46 


c 


I can't get the auxiliary light off there. 


02 


33 


29 


c 


It's really black out there. 


02 


33 


31 


p 


Yep. 


02 


33 


46 


c 


I've got a scanner ignore light. Shoot, that 
must be way off. 


02 


33 


59 


p 


Okay. 


02 


34 


01 


c 


Oh, man! It's hot. 


02 


34 


03 


p 


What's the matter, Gus? 


02 


34 


04 


c 


Oh, there it is. I was losing the horizon. 



tell me our secondary scanners are out now. That 
isn't right. Let's see what happens. This ball 
is way off. Good night! Our ball has drifted 
way off. Let's just go into daylight and aline 
the thing. 



02 


54 


50 


p 


You've got the answer. 


02 


54 


58 


c 


Pulse. Going to use those stars. There's zero roll 
all right. 


02 


55 


30 


P 


Well, that's great! I can't bust up the bag. Sure 
like to get that smell out of here and the only 
way I can do it is to bust that bag. 


02 


55 


41 


c 


What bag? 


02 


35 


42 


p 


It won't break. 


02 


35 


43 


c 


What do you mean? 


0? 


35 


44 


p 


I mean this bacteriacide bag. 



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02 


35 


59 


P 


Got it — a little. 


02 


36 


25 


P 


There we go. 


02 36 


48 


c 


We're coming into daylight again. 


02 


37 


08 


c 


Does that look roll-level to you? 


02 


37 


10 


p 


Looks what? 


02 


37 


11 


c 


Is that level to you? Looking out the window. 






20 


p 


Yes. 


02 


57 


22 


c 


What atout yaw? I can't really tell yaw, can you? 


02 


37 


26 


p 


No. 


02 


37 


28 


p 


Have you got that — 


02 


57 


50 


c 


What? 


02 


57 


43 


c 


Let's see. You don't see the moon any place, do you? 


02 


37 


46 


p 


No. 


02 


57 


49 


c 


It'll be coming up over my — on my right here 
pretty soon. 


02 


37 


59 


p 


Boy, I tell you I really dig this zero g. This is 
the finest way to go I ever saw. 


02 


59 


26 


c 


That looks about right in pitch. Roll is off. 


02 


59 


31 


p 


Can you stick this on your side? 


02 


59 


54 


c 


That mess? Doesn't that go in your food box? 


02 


59 


40 


p 


Would if there was any room in it. 


02 


39 


43 


c 


I don't have any room. 


02 


59 


45 


p 


I don't either. 


02 


59 


46 


c 


Drop it back behind the seat, I guess. 



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02 


39 


51 


P 


I'll try to stick it in the food box. 


02 


40 


30 


P 


Okay, what does the flight plan say about here, Gus? 


02 


40 


33 


C 


I'm supposed to be doing the Horizon Scanner Check, 
but I don't have time to do it. 


02 


40 


41 


P 


Oh, okay. Well thanks, I'm done. I'm supposed 
to be doing that 0 High Rate Check. Is it at 
2:40 in the flight plan? 


02 


40 


49 


C 


Yes. 2:40 right now. 


02 


40 


53 


P 


Okay, we'll got to 0^ High Rate, I've — 


02 


40 


56 


C 


Man! The primary scanners are working! How about 
that! 


02 


40 


59 


P 


I got to have some light here to look at the oxygen 
gages. Is that all right? 


02 


41 


02 


C 


Yeah, I just can't figure out — 


02 


41 


06 


P 


Okay, I'll go to 0 High Rate. 0_ High Rate isn't 

c 2 

the way to go. 


02 


41 


18 


P 


Okay, MARK. 0^ High Rate. 


02 


41 


29 


c 


I'm sure uncomfortable. 


02 


41 


30 


p 


Yes, it's bad. 


02 


41 


31 


c 


Let's leave the heater switch off and let the oxygen 
pressure come down a bit. 


02 


41 


33 


p 


It will come down, and I mean it will come down! 


02 


41 


36 


c 


You got the batteries on? 


02 


41 


37 


p 


And at the start of the O2 High Rate Check, O2 
quantity was reading 65 percent. Cabin pressure 
was 5'1' Cabin pressure is building slowly. 


02 


42 


17 


p 


Look at that suit inlet temperature go up. 



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02 42 25 C Is that moon coming up at about the right spot for 

you for zero yaw? 

02 42 26 P I don't see it over here, Gus . 

02 42 29 C Almost dead ahead. Maybe it's daylight. Maybe it's 

the sunrise. 

02 42 44 C Thruster sounds are about like the trainer, aren't 

they? 

02 42 49 P Yeah, not bad, is it? See. the O2 pressure is 

coming down now. Okay, ihe mains coming on the 

line, in case we need the heaters. 

02 42 59 C Got the scanners again, I guess. That's what I 

got the last time. 

02 45 05 P Yeah. Okay, the O2 pressure is now down to 925 axid 

we have been on O2 High Rate two minutes. Coming 
up on two minutes . 

02 43 15 C What was that? 

02 43 14 P Cabin pressure relief valve. Cabin pressure relief 

valve relieves with a loud shhh! 

02 43 21 C Still don't have that scanner light out. There it 

goes. That's what caused that thing to go out 
the last time — when you turned those mains on. 



02 45 


28 


P 


The horizon scanner? 


02 45 


50 


c 


Yes, but it came back on again, though. 


02 45 


54 


P 


That son-of-a-gun is relieving at 5-8, isn't it? 


02 45 


45 


P 


Okay, 2 minutes and 50 seconds O2 High Rate. 


02 45 


59 


P 


And the Greenwich mean time is I707. 


02 44 


07 


c 


Hey, give me that sight down there. 


02 44 


10 


p 


Okay. 



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63 



02 44 


11 


c 


02 44 


16 


p 


02 44 


19 


C 


02 44 


19 


P 


02 44 


23 


P 



I'll miss my tracking task. 

You know what they did, they turned the sight 
around . 

Really? 

Yes. 

Okay, that's three minutes and ten seconds of O2 
High Rate. Don't want to stay on it five minutes, 
I think that is more than a guy can stand. The 
suit inlet temperature is up to 64 and pressure 
is down to 825- We will shoot it a shot of manual 
heaters here when it gets to 800. 



02 45 


15 


p 


Okay, MARK. Four minutes on the O2 High Rate Check. 
Tfnw wp will PT) tn tVip "TirRt Hhnt of mAnn^^l VipfltpT*R 


02 45 


29 


c 


Man! It's almost impossible to see out with the 
sight in front of you. 


02 45 


36 


p 


Pressure is still dropping. Now it's coming up. 
Okay. 


02 45 


59 


c 


When you get that scanner light it pitches you right 
down. 


02 46 


01 


p 


Yeah. That's what they said it'd do, didn't they? 
Okay, 10 seconds to go, and been holding the manual 
heater switch in for the last minute. It's keeping 
the pressure up to 825- 


02 46 


10 


c 


Oh, man! That ball is staying way off — 


02 46 


13 


p 


Okay, MARK. O2 High Rate recocked. 


02 46 


15 


c 


Give me the mark when you think I've got zero yaw. 


02 46 


18 


p 


Okay. 


02 46 


24 


c 


Oh, man! I don't know about this. 


02 46 


27 


p 


Turning the auto heater off. 



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02 46 


34 


P 


Can't see a thing, Gus. The quantity at the end 
of the O2 High Rate Check was down to 62 percent. 
Started at 66 and ended 62. I can-^t see a thing 
out the window, Gus, because of the sun. 


02 46 


58 


c 


This is about zero yaw. 


02 


47 


01 


p 


Go a little bit left. 


02 


47 


07 


p 


That looks pretty good, although — 


0? 


47 


09 


c 


That's about what we had in pitch attitude for 
zero before, wasn't it? 


02 


47 


12 


p 


Yes. 


02 


47 


14 


p 


Okay. At 2:40 in the flight plan — 


02 


47 


22 


c 


That shows 50° off on the ball. 


02 


47 


31 


p 


Started out at 66 and ended at 62, at 2:40, 
(Oxygen quantity) 


02 


47 


37 


c 


Hey, what time do we come across the coast here? 


02 


47 


40 


p 


We come across the coast at 5:04. What time is it? 


02 


47 


44 


c 


That's too much pitch-up for zero attitude, don't 
you think . 


02 


47 


48 


p 


Huh? 


02 


47 


49 


c 


Is this too much pitch-up for zero attitude? 


02 


47 


51 


p 


Yep. 


02 


47 


54 


p 


Okay, the CAMS propellant at 2:50 is 62 percent. 


02 


48 


02 


c 


You going to leave those mains on? 


02 


48 


03 


p 


Wo. 


02 


48 


05 


c 


It's dropping down pretty good. 


02 


48 


07 


p 


No, no it didn't, see? 



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65 











HAW- 2 


02 


48 


09 


C 


Coming up? 


02 


48 


10 


P 


Yes. Well, I'm going to turn them off now and see 
what happens. Okay. The mains are off. Been 
on seven minutes while we were on O2 High Rate. 
Okay, we are down to 62 percent at three hours. 
We are two percent under what we should be. That 
ought to be good enough for a couple of orbits. 


02 


48 


41 


c 


I really can't tell whether I have zero yaw or not. 
What do you think? 


02 


48 


46 


p 


Get off some and then I can tell. 


02 


48 


49 


c 


I'll take this sight down out of here a second. 


02 


48 


58 


c 


I have to get the 8-ball caged. 


02 


49 


02 


p 


Now I can tell you have — haven't. 


02 


49 


05 


c 


Do I have to go to the right? 


02 


49 


07 


p 


You have to go back to the right. You are going 
the right way. 


02 


49 


17 


p 


Yes. 


02 


49 


30 


p 


Now, let's see what T_ is. 

R 


02 


49 


35 


c 


How does that look to you? Is that enough? 


02 


49 


38 


p 


It looks pretty good to me, Gus. 
HAWAII 


02 


49 


48 


cc 


Hello, Molly Brown. This is Hawaii CAP COM. 


02 


49 


52 


c 


Hello, Hawaii. This is Molly Brown. 


02 


49 


54 


cc 


Confirm your telemetry in REAL-TIME and ACQUISITION. 


02 


50 


01 


c 


Telemetry is in REAL-TIME and ACQ,. Neil — 


02 


50 


04 


p 


I thought they told us to put it in COMMAND over 



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HAW- 2 

Carnarvon . 



02 


50 


11 


cc 


Yeah. Go ahead, Molly Brown. 


02 


50 


12 


c 


I have a problem with the 8-ball here, keeping it 
Q In' nor! or Orbit Rate control is not rierht. 


no 






. PO 

WW 


Rav aa^in Mollv Brown. I didn't imderstand. 


no 


pu 




p 


The attitude on the 8-ball is drifting badly. I'n 
trying to get it alined right now. 


02 


50 


52 


cc 


Okay. Understand the 8-ball attitude is drifting 
badly. You have a GO from the ground. We are 
ready to up-link a 4-1 T^^ to you. 


02 


50 


40 


C 


Roger. 


02 


50 


45 


C 


John, do you think I've got too much right yaw? 


\Jc. 








Rpadv to coiDv if^ 








p 


Tell them to send it. 


02 


51 


00 


c 


Go ahead and send it. 


02 


51 


02 


cc 


Okay, sending now. 




51 


14 




rtOg^^J- 1 ^ Timic XcOtrJ-VcU. txliU. vcJ-J-XJ-CU.* 






J. o 


pn 


AnH wp wmil likp "to send vou a T as soon as voii 
are ready. 


02 


51 


20 


p 


Roger. Send T^. 


02 


51 


55 


cc 


Right, sending T^, now. And we confirm your T^^ — 
in synch . 


02 


51 


59 


cc 


Give us a hack when you start your Gage Correlatii 
Check. 


02 


52 


10 


p 


Okay, Roger. Mark the Gage Correlation Check. 


02 


52 


12 


cc 


Roger. Got it. 



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67 



HAW- 2 

02 52 20 P Okay. Gage Correlation Check at I8I6, and away 

we go. (Pilot misread 24-hour clock. It should 
have been I716, ) 

02 52 28 C What do you think, John? Do you think that's about 

it? (Reference to yaw alinement) 

02 52 51 P Yes. 

02 52 45 P — 8J^<1 "the propellant quantity is 60 percent. 

02 52 44 C That should be about zero, shouldn't it? 

02 52 47 P Yes. 

02 52 50 CC Molly Brown, Hawaii CAP COM. Are both your attitude 

indicators drifting together? 

02 52 57 C Affirmative. 

02 52 58 CC Okay. 

02 52 59 P Natch. Cabin temperature — 92. Suit temperature — 

58. Cabin pressure is ^.G. Suit CO2 is 5/4. 
Left bottle is 5IOO. Right bottle is 505O. O2 
quantity 62. Pressure is 84O. Source temperature 
is 55- Source pressure is 2000. OAMS fuel — 

02 55 41 CC Molly Brown, Hawaii CAP COM. Everything looks good 

on the ground. We will see you on the next time 
aro-und. Aloha. 

02 55 47 C Roger. 

02 55 48 P Roger. We are in the middle of the Gage Correlation 

Report • 

02 54 06 P OAMS fuel temperature ~ 68. RCS A temperature — 

Gee! A temperature is 87. 

02 54 12 C Look at that ball. It immediately goes out in roll. 

02 54 18 P It sure does, Gus. 

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RKV-2 

I think the reot of it is all right. 

It could be the horizon scanner, huh? 

A pressure is 2000 — B is 265O — Main ammeter No. 1 
is 19 — No. 2 is — lA is — 

Now there it is coming in. It is in SEF mode. 

Looks good, Gus. 

Yes, when I go to small-end-forward it alines it 
all right. 

Maybe we ought to aline it small-end-forward, huh? 

Well, that is, if you go to ORBIT RATE it goes off. 
That ' s what happens . 

That Orbit Rate isn't any good, then. 

Yes. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
Molly Brown, RKV CAP COM. Over. 
RKV", this is Molly Brown. 

Roger. We are standing by for your respiratory 
maneuver. 

Roger . 

The respiratory maneuver? I can give it to them. 
Here it comes. 

Roger. We copy, Molly Brown. We are standing by for 
your pilot's oral temp and blood pressure. 

Blood pressure is on the way. 

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69 



mcv-2 



02 56 


46 


CC 


Roger. 




02 56 


55 


C 


RKV, Molly 


Brown. 


02 56 


57 


CC 


Stand by. 


Roger, we are receiving the blood pressure 



Molly Brown. 

02 57 12 CC Molly Brown, RKV. We have received your blood pressure 

and temperature . 

02 57 17 C Roger, RKV. The platform alines all right when I'm 

in SEF and, evidently, when I go to ORBIT RATE it 
drives the ball off in roll . 



02 


57 


33 


CC 


Roger. Understand. Stand by one. 


02 


57 


38 


p 


The Gage Correlation Report is complete. 


02 


57 


42 


C 


The Gage Correlation Report is complete. 


02 


57 


52 


p 


Time is 1821. Can I read these into the recorder, 
Gus, or will it get to you? (Pilot misread 24- 
hour clock. It should have been 1721.) 


02 


58 


00 


c 


Read it into the recorder. 


02 


58 


01 


p 


Okay. 


02 


58 


07 


c 


Let's see. It's pitching down on Orbit Rate. Horizon 



Scan now. Let's see if it stops it. Pitched down 



to 10°. 



02 


58 


15 


CC 


Molly Brown, RKV CAP COM. 


02 


58 


17 


C 


Go ahead . 


02 


58 


18 


CC 


If you are drifting in Orbit Rate, suggest you 
select a mode of your own for your tracking 
coming up on the coast. 


02 


58 


25 


C 


Roger. 



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RKV-2 
GYM- 2 

02 58 26 P Thanks a bunch. Okay, I'll read these quantities 

off. The GMT was I7I6 when we started. Propellant 
quantity was 60. Cabin temperature — 92. Suit 
temperature — 58. Cabin pressure — 5' 6. Suit 
CO2 — 5/4 millimeter. Secondary left O2 bottle — 
5100. Secondary O2 bottle right was 505O. ECS 
O2 quantity — 62 percent. Pressure — 840. Source 
temperature — 55- Source pressure — 2000. Fuel 
temp — 68. 

02 58 58 C You are supposed to take pictures of this. 

02 56 59 P I know it, I know it — 295. RCS A temperature — 

87. ECS A pressure — 3000^_ RCS B temperature — 
82. RCS B . pressure — 2650. Main ammeter — 19 . 
No. 2 — 19.5. lA — 4.5. IB — 4.5. IC — 4. 
2A — 5. 2B — 4 3/4. 2C — 4 3/4. DC volts 
25.5. SI — 29. S2 — 29. C — 27. lA — 24. 
IB — 24. IC — 24. Greenwich Mean Time is 
1721. Completed. 

02 59 03 CC Molly Brown, RKV. You are looking good here on the 

ground. If you have any further comments we are 
stajiding by. 



02 


59 


08 


C 


Negative . 




02 


59 


10 


CC 


Roger. Guaymas will be next. 




02 


59 


30 


c 


I don't see a good target anyplace. 




02 


59 


41 


p 


Man, just pitch over and I'll take a 


picture . 


02 


59 


50 


p 


Can you pitch it down and toward the 


States, Gus? 










GUAYMAS 




02 


59 


51 


cc 


Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. 




02 


59 


55 


c 


Guaymas, Molly Brown. 




02 


59 


58 


cc 


Your Three-Alpha times are nominal. 





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71 



GYM- 2 



03 


00 


01 


c 


Eoger . . . and nominal . 


03 


00 


03 


p 


Can you come across a ground tracking looking down 
like that, Gus? (Pilot demonstrating with hands 
on Orbital Path Display). 


03 


00 


06 


C 


Sideways? 


03 


00 


07 


p 


Yes, sideways, and pitch down 90. Will this hurt 
alinement? — because I can see some targets up 
north. 


03 


00 


14 


c 


You mean roll to the right? 


03 


00 


14 


cc 


We are standing by for your coolant pump checks. 


03 


00 


18 


p 


No. Roll left. 


03 


00 


22 


p 


Roll left, and pitch down. 


03 


00 


25 


c 


I don't see a good target anyplace. 


03 


00 


32 


c 


What did you say, Guaymas? 


03 


00 


54 


cc 


We are standing by for your report on your Coolant 
Pump Checks. 


03 


00 


40 


c 


Roger. 


03 


00 


44 


c 


I don't see anything that makes a decent target 

n+ nil 


03 


00 


48 


p 


Well, I can't — can you pitch down so I can see 
something? 


03 


00 


55 


c 


Oh, you can't see anything. If I pitched straight 
over you could have. See? 


03 


00 


55 


p 


Yes. 


03 


00 


57 


p 


Here, there is a target down there. 


03 


00 


59 


c 


Where? 



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GYM- 2 



03 01 02 P You've got to pitch the nose down. Right by the 

nose . 



05 


01 


07 


C 


That green spot? (The Imperial Valley) 




m 


08 


p 


No, down — like straight down. 




ni 


X. J. 


c 


I don't know what you see. 




01 


12 


p 


There's all kinds of stuff. See that town down 
there? 


03 


01 


17 


c 


Where? 


03 


01 


18 


p 


Right around here on the right. 


03 


01 


20 


c 


I can't see over there, John. I'll roll back to 
the right so we can both see. Ah yeah, there 
one right down below here. Let's see if I cat 
get it. 


03 


01 


41 


c 


Guaymas , go ahead. 


03 


01 




cc 


Have you completed your Coolant I^ump Checks? 


03 


01 


45 


p 


Yes. 


03 


01 


47 


c 


Right there? 


03 


01 


48 


p 


Yes. 


03 


01 


50 


p 


Yes, go ahead. 


03 


01 


52 


c 


I'm tracking him right on around. 


05 


01 


55 


p 


Okay. 


03 


01 


53 


c 


You can't see the pipper. 


03 


01 


54 


p 


I know. 


03 


01 


59 


p 


Tell them we have done our Coolant Pump Check. 



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73 



GYM- 2 





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09 


07 


P 


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03 


02 


21 


cc 


Say again, Molly Brown. You're broken. 


05 


02 


24 


c 


We couldn't get the pumps on simultaneously. 


03 


02 


29 


cc 


I copied you cannot get the pumps on simultaneously. 


05 


02 


53 


c 


Roger . 


03 


02 


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no 


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XXXCli U X O J L ^ J-'L w Jr wxii uxxG u -i- M w x uxx^ w i^u. x. x. v./ x. ^ j. t-*. j 

isn't it? 


05 


02 


59 


p 


Yes. 


05 


02 


41 


c 


I don't see the Sal ton Sea. 


05 


02 


43 


cc 


Guaymas standing by for your standby T/M real-time 
modulation check. 


05 


02 


55 


c 


I can't see in here now. I'm blind. 


05 


02 


56 


p 


I am too. 


03 


03 


07 


p 


Secondary piimp is off and T/M to COMMAND. 


05 


03 


09 


cc 


Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. 


03 


03 


12 


c 


Go ahead , Guaymas . 


03 


03 


13 


cc 


We are stajiding by for your standby telemetry 



transmitter check with real-time. 



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05 


05 


18 


P 


Okay. Tell them to stand by. T/M's in REAL-TIME. 


05 


05 


20 


C 


Standby T/M is in REAL-TIME. 


05 


03 


22 


cc 


Roger . 


03 


03 


55 


p 


Hey, Gus. We are coming up on El Paso. 


03 


05 


37 


C 


Are we? 


05 


05 


58 


CC 


Molly Brown, that T/M check is okay on the ground. 


03 


05 


58 


P 


Yes. 


03 


05 


45 


C 


You see it? 


03 


05 


45 


P 


You've got to pitch over. It's beneath us. 


05 


03 


50 


C 


Where? 


05 


03 


53 


C 


Where? 


03 


03 


56 


P 


That's the mountain range right there. See that hill 
right over there? I think El Paso is under the 
clouds . 


03 


04 


02 


CC 


Molly Brown, Guaymas. Would you say again the 
trouble you are having with your p\imp check? 


03 


04 


08 


c 


We had no trouble with the duuid check. 


03 


04 


10 


CC 


Roger . 


05 


04 


17 


CC 


Would you remove pump A off of primary? 


03 


04 


23 


c 


Is pump A off primary? 


05 04 


26 


p 


We got A Off. 


05 


04 


29 


c 


Pump A is off primary. 


05 


04 


48 


p 


Well, No. 2 audio to RECORD. Suit Fan No. 2 



check. 



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GYM- 2 
TEX- 2 



03 


05 


10 


P 


At 3:10, Okay. 


03 


05 


17 


P 


ChaxLge the tape again over the Cape. 


05 


05 


22 


CC 


Molly Brown. This is Guaymas handing you over to 
Texas . 


05 


05 


25 


C 


Roger. 


03 


05 


25 


P 


There is nothing down there to see. You know it? 


03 


05 


27 


C 


That sight blocks the window. Know it? 


05 


05 


29 


P 


Yeah, I know it. 


03 


05 


51 


C 


I couldn't track it in Pulse. 


05 


05 


32 


P 


I know. 


05 


05 


45 


c 


How much fuel will we need for the next burn? 


05 


05 


44 


p 


The standard burn is 95 ft/sec. We will have enough 




05 


55 


c 


We're alined okay, now. 

TEXAS 


03 


06 


15 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


05 


06 


18 


c 


Go ahead, Cape CAP COM. 


03 


06 


19 


CC 


Do you have your standby telemetry transmitter on 
and ready for a tape dump? 


03 


06 


23 


c 


Okay. Our standby T/M is in REAL-TIME. 


03 


06 


25 


CC 


Okay. You are commanding it on. All righty, we'll 
give you the word on it then. What is the status 



of your other platform modes, Molly Brown — BEIF 
or Free? 



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MCC-2 



03 06 35 0 Say again. 



03 06 56 CC What is the status of your other platform modes, such 

as BEF and Eree? 

05 06 45 C Well SEF is fine. Orbit Rate is the one that drives 

me off in roll. I haven't checked BEF yet. I'll 
go ahead and give it a check now. 

05 06 53 CC Okay. 

03 06 57 CC How long does it take you to build up this quarter 

degree rate in that yaw rate, starting from zero 
yaw rate? 

03 07 03 C Gordo, it just gradually accelerates. It's some 

slow leak out there. 

03 07 10 CC Roger. Are you satisfied with obtaining and holding 

your attitudes visually? 

03 07 15 C Roger, and the platform is alining properly in SEF. 

03 07 21 CC Okay, fine. You want to turn your standby transmitter 

off? 

03 07 22 P Roger, standby transmitter off. 

03 07 27 C Standby transmitter off. 

03 07 29 CC Okay. 

03 07 50 CC Have you tried secondary scanner? 

03 07 33 C Roger. We were on secondary scanner for quite awhile. 

We are back on primary now. 

03 07 58 CC Okay, if you think the platform is drifting too 

much there for that Control Mode Characteristic 
Check, just delete that — that at 3 + 50. 

03 07 48 C Roger. I deleted that one Horizon Scanner Mode 

Check, too. 



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TEX- 2 
MCC-2 



05 


07 


56 


CO 


Okay. The one earlier? 


05 


07 


58 


c 


Roger , 


05 


07 


59 


cc 


Okay. I have your 4-1 weather for you. 


05 


08 


05 


c 


Roger . 


05 


08 


04 


cc 


It is "broken cloud conditions. 20 miles visibility. 
Wind IS 20 knots, at 5 foot seas. 


05 


08 


16 


c 


Roger, 20 and 5 foot. 


05 


08 


18 


cc 


Roger. Did you have any success on contact with 
the booster? 


05 


08 


22 


c 


We were facing the wrong way at that time, making 
a Horizon Scanner Check. 


05 


08 


27 


cc 


Yeah, I was afraid you would be. That was a little 
bit tight in there. 


05 


08 


50 


c 


Yes. 


05 


08 


55 


cc 


Did you manage to see anything over the U.S. because 
of the clouds? 


05 


08 


56 


c 


We could see the southern part of California and 
Arizona, I guess. That was about it. 


05 


08 


44 


cc 


You want to get your real-time telemetry and acq 
aid on? 


05 


08 


49 


p 


I can't see it, Gus. I'm blind from looking outside 


05 


08 


54 


c 


It's on. 


05 


08 


55 


cc 


Okay. We've got it. 


05 


09 


09 


cc 


How's the weather, in general, aroimd the world? 


05 


09 


11 


c 


Very cloudy. 



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MCC-2 



05 


09 


12 


CC 


I see . 


05 


09 


16 


c 


We've seen very little land. 


05 


09 


20 


CC 


All clouds and water, huh? 


05 


09 


22 


c 


Yep, not even much water. 


05 


09 


25 


p 


Roger. We got a DCS update just then. Was that the 
T;^. Over? 


05 


09 


51 


c 


We just got DCS update, Gordo. Was that the T ? 

A 


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09 




CC 


J- XWwIi-D gVJLtU., iiUJ.iV UJ-KJYilLt 
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05 


10 


28 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


05 


10 


50 


C 


Go ahead. 


05 


10 


52 


CC 


We understand you don't have this rolling off in Free 
mode. Is that affirmative? 


03 


10 


59 


c 


I don ' t have any in SEF or BEF mode , Gordo . I haven ' t 
cnecitecL j? j?ee yeii • Lrive ine anoxner i ew niiiiuxes • 








CC 




05 


10 


48 


c 


But the platform does aline properly in the BEP 
mode. I can tell that already. 


05 


10 


52 


CC 


Okay, real good. 


05 


11 


56 


CC 


We have good verification on your load now, Molly 
Brown. It looks good. 


03 


12 


26 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


05 


12 


29 


c 


Go ahead Cape . 


03 


12 


50 


CC 


Have you had a chance to check that Free mode yet? 



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79 



MCC-2 



05 12 


55 


C 


I'm in Free mode now, and it looks like it is workii 
all right. 




1 ? 


35 


CC 


Very good. We were sure interested in that. 






24 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 






28 


c 


Go ahead. 




1 ^ 
-■- y 


29 


CC 


I would like for you to turn that cabin fan on for 
two minutes and then back off when you can to see 
as a little experiment. 




"1 ^ 


59 


c 


Okay , it's on . 


0^ 




40 


CC 


Okay. 


0^ 


IS 


03 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 




IR 
^ J 


05 


c 


Go ahead. 


U;5 




07 


CC 


That next normal burn will be a AV of 96. 


03 


15 


12 


c 


Roger, the next burn will be 96. 


05 


15 








05 


15 


27 


c 


Roger. 96 ft/sec and 1 -f 49 seconds. 


05 


15 


51 


cc 


1+49 and 96 ft/sec. 


03 


15 


56 


c 


• • * 


03 


15 


57 


CC 


Okay. 


05 


15 


57 


c 


Cabin fan is off. 


05 


15 


59 


CC 


Okay. 



Bad tape change and recorder did not function again until 04 08 00, 
following conversations were on UHF and recorded on the gro\ind. 



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CSQ-5 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 





14 


CC 


Molly Brown, CSQ, CAP COM. 




17 


C 


CSQ, this is Molly Brown. Go ahead. 


05 48 


19 


CC 


Roger. What's the status? 


03 48 


21 


C 


We are GO. 


03 48 


22 


CC 


Roger. You look good from the ground. Stand by 
to copy Three-Bravo times. 


05 48 


29 


c 


Roger . 


03 48 


45 


CC 


Molly Brown, CSQ,. Let me know when you are ready. 


05 48 


49 


C 


Roger. We are ready. 


05 48 


51 


CC 


GMTRC 18 57 58. Groiind elapsed time 04 15 58. Bank 
angle - roll left 55.AV95. Molly Brown, CSQ. 
Did you copy? 


03 49 


26 


p 


Roger. GMTRC is 18 57 58. 


03 49 


33 


CC 


Roger. 


03 49 




p 


Bank angle - 55 left. AV95. 


05 49 


59 


CC 


Roger. 


05 49 


46 


CC 


Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. Cape recommends you per- 
form your OAMS retroburn in BEF after alinement, 
and stay in BEF up to retrofire. 


03 50 


02 


c 


Roger. Agree with that. 


05 50 


12 


CC 


Molly Brown, CSQ. Did you finish your retrofire 

checklist? 


03 50 


19 


C 


Roger . 


05 50 


28 


CC 


Molly Brown, CSQ. Stand by for a GMT time hack. 



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CSQ-3 
CRO-3 



05 50 


32 


c 


Roger. 


05 50 


54 


cc 


On my mark, GMT will be 18 I4 40. 


05 50 


40 


cc 


MAEK! 


05 50 


46 


c 


Give me one on the even minute. 


03 50 


48 


cc 


Roger. 


03 51 


00 


cc 


MARK! 


03 51 


01 


c 


Roger. 


05 51 


05 


cc 


We are standing by for your Sea Urchin Egg Experiment 


05 51 


14 


c 


Roger. It's being activated. 


03 51 


18 


cc 


Roger. Would you give me a GMT when you turn the 
handle? 


05 51 


22 


c 


Roger. GMT 15:20. 


05 51 


29 


cc 


Roger. 

CARNARVON 


05 56 


00 


cc 


Molly Brown, Molly Brown, Carnarvon. CAP COM. Over. 


03 56 


04 


c 


Carnarvon, Molly Brown. 


03 56 


05 


cc 


Roger. Read you loud and clear. We are going to 
send you a new 4-1 command load and Tp^. Do you 
have your timer set at 34=00? 


03 56 


14 


c 


Timer set at 54:00. 


05 56 


16 


cc 


Okay. In the meantime I'd like to get helium source 
temperature, pressure, and quantity reading from 
you. 


03 56 


29 


c 


OAMS propellant quantity is 55 percent. 



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CRO-3 



05 56 34 


CC 


Roger. 55 percent. Could I have the temperature 
and pressure? We are going to send you a command 
load at this time. 


05 56 39 


P 


Roger. Source pressure is 1950- Source temperature 
is 81°. 


03 56 46 


CC 


Roger. Thank you. Command load coming. 


03 56 54 


C 


And the pre-retro checklist is complete, Pete. 


03 56 58 


CC 


Roger. Understand, pre-retro checklist is complete. 
You've got a new T^. You've got a command load. 
Your clocks are synched down here on the ground 
and I have about 2 minutes and I5 seconds to 
go to your 34-Diinute time hack. 


03 57 


20 


CC 


If you are looking at the ground, Molly Brown, 

Carnarvon has a tig fire going for you down here. 


03 57 


28 


C 


We are blunt-end-forward. We can't see them yet. 


03 57 


52 


CC 


Okay. 


03 57 


48 


CC 


Molly Brown, Carnairvon CAP COM. We have a GO here 
on the ground, and I have about 1 minute, 30 seconds 
till your time hack. 


03 57 


59 


c 


Ro ge r . 


03 58 


03 


CC 


Molly Brown, Carnarvon. When you have a chance from 
the pilot, the medics would like to get a reading 
on the food evaluation. 


03 58 


16 


c 


No time, we'll see them when we get back. 


03 58 


18 


CC 


Okay. 


03 58 


27 


p 


Everything is in order. 


03 58 


29 


CC 


Roger , roger . 



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CRO-5 



05 


58 


49 


CO 


Molly Brown, Carnarvon CAP COM, Stand by for % 
MAEK of 34:00, in approximately 30 seconds. 


03 


58 


58 


c 


Roger. 


03 


59 


18 


cc 


5-4-3-2-1- 


03 


59 


23 


CO 


MARK. 34:00. 

n 


05 


59 


27 


c 


Roger. The clock is counting down. 


03 


59 


54 


cc 


Molly Brown, Carnarvon. The medics would like to 
get the respiratory maneuver when you have a 
chance . 


03 


59 


45 


c 


Roger. It's coming. 


03 


59 


54 


cc 


Molly Brown, Carnarvon has it loud and clear. 


04 


00 


06 


c 




04 


00 


10 


c 


This is Carnarvon, Molly Brown. Say again. 


04 


00 


17 


c 


What's this new GMT of retrofire you gave us? 


04 


00 


21 


cc 


Say again. 


04 


00 


22 


c 


What is the GMT of retrofire you just gave us? 




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04 


00 


45 


cc 


Molly Brown, Carnarvon. Do you wemt the rest of the 
quantities? The Cape said it wasn't necessary 
unless you want them. 


04 


00 


59 


c 


That ' s okay , Pe te . 


04 


01 


18 


cc 


Molly Brown, this is Carnarvon. 


04 


01 


25 


c 


Go ahead. 


04 


01 


24 


cc 


Cape recommends that I give you your backup quantitie 



there for GMTRC of 18 57 23. It'll be a roll left 

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GMTRB of 19 08 23- Roll right 65 at GMT 40OK 

19 01 29. 

04 02 00 C We got it, Pete. 

04 02 02 CC Okay, Gus. I only have one question for you before 

you go out of range. How's the flying iip there? 



04 02 


16 


C 


Great 1 


04 02 


18 


CO 


Fine GT-3- See you next trip - next year. 


04 02 


22 


c 


Okay. 


04 08 


00 


p 


Okay. That was the last tape change. 


04 08 


27 


c 


Going to primary scanners at 25 minutes to 


04 06 


32 


p 


Okay. 


04 08 


32 


G 


Or GMT of 1832. 


04 08 


35 


p 


Okay. 


04 08 


39 


c 


Can't you get the camera stowed? 


04 09 


01 


p 


There it goes. 


04 09 


03 


c 


Seems like one of those scanners just needs 
every now and then. You know? 


04 09 


07 


p 


Yes. 


04 09 


09 


c 


Scanner went out at 1833. 


04 09 


48 


c 


There's that scanner light again. 


04 09 49 


c 


It's out. 


04 09 


53 


C 


It's on again. 


04 09 


53 


c 


It's out again. 



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04 


10 


05 


C 


Scanner light's out again. 


04 


10 


06 


C 


It's on again. 


04 


10 


54 


c 


Scanner light is on. 


04 


10 


58 


c 


Going to secondary at 1855 • 


04 


11 


10 


c 


Secondary scanner ignore light is good at 18 55 10 


04 


11 


25 


c 


Now I see what you mean about those RCS thrusters 
shining when the sun is shining on the nose. 


04 


11 


57 


c 


Got your seat belt hooked? 


04 


11 


45 


p 


Can you take it around a couple more times? 


04 


11 


46 


c 


I don't know. Got your shoulder harness? 


04 


11 


48 


p 


Yes, finally. 


04 


11 


56 


p 


Now, let me go through this checklist in an orderl; 
manner. 


04 


12 


07 


p 


Okay. 


04 


12 


23 


p 


T -5 circuit breaker is closed. 


04 


12 


26 


c 


Yes. 


04 


12 


27 


p 


Okay. All equipment is stowed. Secondary B pump ii 
on. 


04 


12 


53 


c 


There comes the sun. 


04 


12 


55 


p 


And that old suit temp down there at 55° » S-band- 
CONTINUOUS, C-band-CONTINUOUS , T/M in REAL-TIME 
and ACQ. 


04 


12 


44 


p 


Main batteries - we tested them. They checked goo( 
C is way up there at 29, S2 — 


04 


12 


55 


c 


Man! With that sun shining on the nose, I can't 



see anything now. 



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Ok 


12 


57 


P 


Every time you fire those RCS thrusters SI and S2 
drop volteige. Well, that's not unusual. 


04 


15 


00 


c 


Hey, I can see the shadow of the scanner working now. 


04 


15 


05 


p 


25.5 on the main "bus. 


04 


15 


07 


p 


Okay, right circuit breakers all closed. 


04 


15 


12 


c 


Man! I hope the 8-ball is right, because there's 
no horizon. 


04 


15 


24 


p 


Okay. Now 4=06 after retrofire is 4OOK, and 11 
minutes after retrofire is reverse. 


04 


15 


55 


c 


What's that again, now, John? 


04 


15 


55 


p 


4: 06 after retrofire is - 


04 


15 


58 


c 


Let me write that down. 


04 


15 


59 


p 


I'll tell you. I won't forget it. 


04 


15 


45 


c 


4:06 


04 


15 


51 


c 


And what is reverse? 


04 


15 


52 


p 


Eleven minutes flat. That sounds about right, becam 
it was 10 minutes and 5I seconds from our nominal 
data. 


04 


14 


00 


c 


There is still no horizon. 


04 


14 


03 


p 


Okay. Give me a mark, and let me check T^^ one more 
time. 


04 


14 


09 


c 


Okay, I'll give it to you at 19:08, 


04 


14 


12 


p 


Okay. 


04 


14 


14 


c 


Got about 10 seconds. Could give it to you anytime, 
couldn't I? 


04 


14 


16 


p 


Yep. 



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04 


14 18 


C 


One, MARK. 


04 


14 21 


C 


You're going to be a little late. I think you 

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a minute and 49 seconds of burn. Right? 


04 


14 51 


C 


Yeah, we're going to aline. 


04 


15 00 


P 


Okay. Ready for this burn. 




15 02 


C 


Okay. Six minutes. 


04 


15 20 


c 


I've got to start that computer. 


04 


15 25 




imn : inere's tne norizon and. it is beautiiul. 


04 


15 59 


p 


Okay. Better pitch over and check yaw. 


04 15 41 




ilUil ; 


04 


15 42 


p 


Better check yaw, for sure. 


04 


15 44 


p 


Okay. We have it. It's lying good now and the 
scanner — 


04 


15 48 


P 


Peels like it. Looks like it. 


04 


16 33 


c 


Got everything but start computer. 


04 


16 35 


p 


Okay, well — 


04 


16 38 


c 


I'm not going to start until later. 


04 


16 47 


p 


Wait a second. 



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04 


16 


50 


C 


Is it in? 


04 


16 


52 


P 


No. 


04 


16 


55 


C 


Well, get it in! 


04 


17 


09 


C 


96. 


04 


17 


11 


P 


96? 


04 


17 


11 


P 


I'm in Catch-Up mode. 


04 


17 


15 


P 


Okay. 


04 


17 


29 


c 


Says to put in 2590960. 


04 


17 


33 


P 


Okay. 


04 


17 


58 


c 


You have ahout 2 minutes . 


04 


17 


39 


P 


Hawaii CAP COM, Molly Brown. 


04 


17 


41 


c 


2-5-9-0-9-6-0 


04 


17 


52 


p 


Okay, tut — that's what we're going to shoot for. 


04 


18 


27 


p 


Okay. At the start of this we'll be about 52 percent. 
(OAMS propellant quantity) 


04 


18 


33 


c 


Hawaii, Molly Brown. 


04 


18 


46 


c 


Man! I mean we start to bum just as we come over 
there . 


04 


18 


50 


p 


Let's go ahead and hit the Catch-Up thing and see 
what it says. 


04 


18 


56 


c 


Nothing. 


04 18 


58 


p 


Well, let's do it ~ put it back in. Okay. Now try 
it. 


04 


19 


05 


p 


Okay. Now. 


04 


19 


07 


c 


There she goes. 6 - 5 - 4. — 1''' S^t in 



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HAW- 5 

there? My attitudes are not 0, 0, 180. 



04 


19 


15 


P 


That's how. 


04 


19 


19 


c 


96. 


04 


19 


20 


p 


Okay. 


04 


19 


32 


c 




04 


19 


34 


p 


Yes, sir! 


04 


19 


59 


c 


The rVI's keep counting up, though. 


04 


20 


04 


p 


Yes. 


04 


20 


10 


p 


It does keep changing, doesn't it? 
HAWAII 


U4 




J-4 


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U4 


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n 
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on 


on 


PP 


T?ncro"n P-i n a q Vipnl^" PTl VOllT* PVPTli", "himPT- 


U4 


on 


0^ 


p 


UJxcl^ f XU XX Ut: jLc, • J J uii lujr iiJcxxri. « 


04 


20 


28 


c 


MARK. 


04 


20 


28 


cc 


Right, we are right on. 


04 


20 


42 


c 


Okay. On my IVI's, I have 97 ft/sec forward 
the others are zips. 


04 


20 


49 


cc 


Roger, and give us a mark for the start of t; 


04 


20 


55 


c 


Roger. We've got about 25 seconds to go. 


04 


20 


56 


cc 


Roger. 


04 


20 


59 


p 


That's perfect out-the-window alinement. 



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HAW- 3 



04 


23 


19 


P 


We timed that a minute and 48 seconds. 


04 


23 


25 


CC 


Give us your IVI readings. 


04 


23 


26 


c 


IVI's: Fore-ATt 0, Left was 1, Up was 2. 


04 


23 


54 


C 


That was the end of bum. 


04 


23 


55 


P 


Yes. 


04 


23 


56 


CC 


Okay, and how did your attitudes look? 


04 


23 


59 


c 


Attitudes were right on, plus or minus 2 or 3 
degrees . 


04 


23 


42 


CC 


Okay, they look good on the ground. 


04 


23 


45 


c 


Roger. 


04 


23 


47 


c 


Now we can go to REENTRY. Right? 


04 


23 


48 


p 


Yes. 


04 


23 


50 


p 


Okay, I've got 9:29 on the T^. 

R 


04 


23 


54 


p 


Okay, MARK! 


04 


25 


58 


c 


Oh! Give me another. 


04 


24 


00 


c 


I'll give you one at 19. Okay? 


04 


24 


01 


p 


Okay. 


04 


24 


04 


c 


MARK! 


04 


24 


06 


p 


Okay, and the propellant soiirce pressure is I5OO. 


04 


24 


18 


c 


We had indicated 22 percent when we got done, Neil 
(OAMS propellant quantity) 


04 


24 


25 


CC 


20 percent. Rog? 


04 


24 


24 


C 


About 22. 



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HAW- 3 



04 21 


01 


c 


Yes. 


04 21 


12 


c 


10 seconds. 


04 21 


17 


c 


We have 50 percent propellant quantity indie 
Getting ready to fire — 


04 21 


23 


c 


MAEK! 


04 21 


28 


CO 


We got your start of burn. 


04 21 


50 


G 


Yes, it's "burning. 


04 21 


32 


C 


There's 90 — 


04 21 


43 


C 


There's 80 — 


04 21 


54 


C 


70 ~ 


04 21 


57 


C 


You know, you can't hear those big thrusters 


04 21 


58 


P 


No. 


04 22 


05 


C 


60 — 


04 22 


17 


c 


50 — 


04 22 


22 


p 


There's a minute of bum. 


04 22 


29 


c 


40 — 


04 22 


43 


c 


There's 28 — 


04 22 


51 


c 


20 — 


04 23 


02 


c 


10 — 


04 23 


10 


p 


4-3-2-1- 


04 23 


14 


c 


MAi?K! End of burn. 


04 25 


16 


cc 


Right. Mark end of burn. Good show. 



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HAW- 3 

04 24 26 CC Okay. 

04 24 50 P Source pressure is I5OO, source temperature 6O-5O, 

I mean. And the RCS-both rings on. Antenna okay. 
On REENTRY. Heaters off. Quantity Read Switch off. 

04 24 51 C Let's see, did we get all of this? 

04 24 54 P OAMS power to ATTITUDE, controller stow, attitude 

PULSE, computer to REENTRY. 

04 25 26 P Okay. 

04 25 50 C Now we're lined up good. 

04 25 51 P Okay, and the retro load is initialized now, because 

I called addresses 10 and 11 out of the computer. 

04 25 37 C Now, don't go out of Reentry mode. 

04 25 38 P Okay, but I don't think it would make any differ- 

ence, as long as we go back. Okay — platform — 
rate — computer to REENTRY — RATE COMMAND — 
roll gyro off. 

04 25 52 C Yes. 

04 25 55 P Platform is ORBITAL RATE ~ No. 

04 25 54 C No. 

04 25 55 P Retro power - ARM. 

04 25 58 C Not now. At Tj^-5. you mean? 

04 26 01 P Well, this is the 5-minute checklist. 

04 26 03 C Okay, well, we'll just — 7:20 now. 

04 26 16 C I haven't heard any of those squib isolation pyros 

fire yet. Have you? 

04 26 20 P Yes, I heard the ones on the pad fire. 

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95 



ok 


26 


24 


C 


Did you? I don't remember, I guess. 


ok 


26 


28 


P 


I was listening for all that jazz. 


ok 


26 


30 


C 


Oh, were you? 


oh 


26 


31 


P 


Oh, yeah! 


ok 


26 


37 


P 


You have to listen for it to hear it. 


ok 


26 


55 


C 


Can't see inside. 


ok 


26 


57 


P 


It's bright, isn't it? 


ok 


27 


02 


C 


Well, the nose looks way down there, but that's 
about right. 


ok 


27 


17 


P 


One minute . 


ok 


27 


46 


C 


Those thunderstorms would make it really tough > 
in. You know? 


ok 


27 


57 


C 


It doesn't look like we're so high. 


ok 


27 


58 


P 


Batteries on. Mains on — 


ok 


28 


00 


c 


Got everything on we need. Right? 


ok 


28 


02 


P 


Yes sir. 


ok 


28 


05 


c 


Retro power is coming on here at 5:15» 


ok 


28 


16 


c 


Turn it off now. 


ok 


28 


20 


c 


Okay. It's 5 minutes. 


ok 


28 


25 


c 


MARK. 


ok 


28 


23 


p 


Okay. 


ok 


28 


24 


c 


That's everything but O2 High Rate. 


ok 


28 


26 


p 


Okay. 



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ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



04 


28 


55 


cc 


Molly Brovm, RZV CAP COM. 


04 


28 


58 


c 


EKV, Molly Brovm. 


04 


28 


58 


cc 


Molly Brown, Molly Brown, RKV CAP COM. Over. 


04 


28 


42 


c 


Say again. 


04 


28 


45 


cc 


Molly Brown, RKV CAP COM. How do you read? 


04 


28 


45 


c 


Read you loud and clear, RKV. 


04 


28 


47 


cc 


Roger. Have you completed T -5 checklist? 


04 


28 


51 


c 


Roger . 


04 


28 


52 


cc 


Roger. I'll give you a mark at T -4- 

R 


04 


28 


55 


c 


Did you set your clock over there? 


04 


28 


56 


p 


Yea, I want to start it at retrofire. 


04 


29 


11 


c 


Okay, both rings working. 


04 


29 


12 


cc 


Stand by. 


04 


29 


25 


cc 


MARK! 


04 


29 


24 


c 


Roger . 


04 


29 


25 


cc 


Your clock looks like it's counting good. 


ok 


29 


45 


c 


Are we all set for T -1? 

R 


ok 


29 


46 


p 


Yes, just about. We'll maie it. 


ok 


50 


04 


c 


Got it complete? 


ok 


30 


05 


p 


Yep. The adapter batteries are off. We're complete 


ok 


50 


11 


c 


T -5 is complete. 



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rk:v-3 



04 50 


14 


CC 


Roger. 


04 50 


20 


CC 


Molly Brown, EKV CAP COM. 


04 30 


25 


C 


Go aiiead. 


04 30 


24 


CC 


You want to mark at T -1? 

R 


04 50 


27 


C 


Not necessar;\^. 


04 30 


28 


CC 


Roger. 


04 31 


21 


C 


Two minutes . 


04 51 


22 


CC 


Mollv Brown. RKV. You look ffood fT'om tVip eT'onnH 


04 31 


24 


c 


Rogep , ThanK you . 




25 


CC 




04 31 


27 


c 


SujTp inis'=? "th&i" i^oTl T^a+p .en^T^n 


04 31 


30 


p 


Yes . 


OA ^1 




c 


J.I J-Ct b UXLL UX^ri-CX J.E3 X tr CLX X V LX LiiS. J.Ii^ d Wo- V flUW) X _LX 

tell you. 


04 51 


58 


p 


Yes. Hope so. 


04 52 


06 


p 


Okay . Give me a mark at one , h\ih? 


04 52 


07 


c 


Okay. 


04 52 


14 


p 


Got those off? Yes. 


04 52 


17 


c 


Five seconds to one minute. 


04 52 


18 


p 


Okay. 


04 32 


21 


c 


2 - 1 - 


04 52 


25 


c 


MARK! 



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RKV-3 



04 


52 


24 


P 


Separate GAMS? 


04 


52 


25 


c 


Yes, go ahead. 


04 




26 


p 


Separate electronics, separate adapter. 


04 


52 


27 


CC 


Molly Brovm, EKV. 


OA 


52 


29 


c 


Hey, the adapter has separated. 


OA 


P'i 


^^-^ 






OA 




59 


c 




D/l 


J?^ 






VJCl V dgCJ — Lli a 


U4 




^7 
^ / 


p 




OA 






p 


T -50 


DA 




A9 






U4 


^9 


R9 


p 


xlXJil cLu. UU — X tr IjX U • 


U4 








An "Hi^ — T'o "f""nA n "ntnfirl J-JrinHViQ n t^ttioH 


04 


52 




CC 


Ro£rer Mollv Brown . 


04 


J J 


07 


c 


16 seconds, 15 seconds. 


04 


33 


08 


p 


Okay. 


04 


53 


13 


CC 


10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- Retrofire 


04 


55 


23 


c 


Auto-retro . 


04 


55 


25 


CC 


Manual retro. 


04 


35 


29 


CC 


Rocket 5- 


04 


35 


33 


CC 


Rocket 2. 


04 


35 


58 


c 


Three of them. 



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RKV-5 
GYM- 3 



04 33 38 CC Rocket 4. 



04 33 40 CC Molly Brown, do you confirm all rockets firing 

normally? 

04 35 44 C All rockets fired normally and attitudes were right 

in the center. 

04 33 48 CC Roger. Pass your IVI readouts on to Guaymas. RKV 

out . 

04 35 49 P Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

04 55 55 CC Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. Do you copy? 

04 33 57 P Roger, Guaymas. The IVI's readings were 331 Aft, 

105 Right, and 4 Up. Right in the center. An 
automatic superfine retrofire down the line. 



04 


34 


07 


CC 


Roger. I copy. 351 Aft, Right I05, Down 04. 


04 


34 


15 


p 


Roger, and retropack has jettisoned. 


04 


34 


17 


CC 


Roger. 


04 


34 


48 


CC 


Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. 


04 


54 


51 


c 


Go. 


04 


54 


52 


CC 


I'm prepared to give you a + 3 minute time hack 
if you need it? 


04 


35 


GO 


p 


That would be good. 


04 


55 


01 


CC 


Okay, and I have some event times for reentry: 
4OOK feet 19 10 29 — stand by, Molly Brown. 


04 


55 


24 


CC 


Molly Brown, correct that 4OOK feet. That's 



19 01 29. 



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GYM- 5 
TEX- 3 



04 




52 


c 


Roger . 


04 




54 


cc 


Molly Brown, I'll give you a time hack in approx- 
imately 30 seconds. 


04 


56 


09 


cc 


Molly Brown, Guaymas. Stand by for a + 3 minute 
time hack. 


04 




18 


cc 


j '-y J ^ 


04 


56 


23 


cc 


MAEK! 


04 


56 




cc 


Do you copy? 


04 


56 


26 


c 


Roger. We got it. 


04 


57 


19 


cc 


Molly Brown, stand by for Texas. 


04 


57 


24 


c 


Roger. 

TEXAS 


OA 




40 


cc 


Mollv Brown Cane CAP COM. 


04 


J 1 


44 


c 


Mollv TiTnvm Viptp p'O aHpRd . 

X XW A- A- J Vv'tVXX XX^J-^ I O ""X X^ Ur\.X • 


04 


57 


46 


cc 


Roger. I'm getting your bank angle times momentarily 

VoTiT* fl'hfl'P'h of* PoTnTrmm' pfl "hi Q T^^ytiPt*"! mPTi "h 19 JQ OR lA 


04 


57 


59 


c 


Roger. I have steering on the computer. 


04 


38 


05 


cc 


I didn't read you on that. 


04 


38 


08 


c 


I'm getting initial bank angle commands from the 
computer. 


04 


58 


12 


cc 


Okay. 


04 


58 


41 


cc 


Molly Brown, I have your backup times on the bank 
angles and time to reverse bank angle. 


04 


58 


47 


c 


Go ahead. 



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TEX- 5 

MCC-Reentry 



04 


58 


49 


cc 


Bank left 45°. Bank right 55°. Time to reverse 
bank angle 19 08 17- 




04 


39 


02 


c 


Give me an elapsed time after retro. 






04 


39 


10 


cc 


Stand by one. 






04 


59 


21 


c 


I'm rolling to 60° left now. 






04 


39 


27 


cc 


Roger, bank left 45 • 






04 


39 


29 


c 


I mean 45- 






04 


39 


36 


cc 


10 + 54 after retro is reverse bank angle. 






04 


39 


42 


G 


Say again, Gordo. 






04 


39 


48 


c 


What did you say, Gordo? 






04 


39 


50 


cc 


Time from retro fire to reverse bank angle 
Ten minutes , 54 seconds . 


is 10 


:54. 


04 


40 


10 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting to 
blackout for Communications Experiment. 


you 
Over. 


in 


04 


41 


16 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting to 
communications test. Over. 


you 


for 


04 


41 


48 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting on 
ications Experiment. Over. 


Commun- 


04 


42 


05 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1 - 2 - 3 
4-3-2-1. Over. 


- 4 - 


5 - 


04 


42 


25 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1 - 2 - 3 
4-3-2-1. 


- 4 - 


5 - 


04 


42 


51 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1 - 2 - 5 
4-3-2-1. 


- 4 - 


5 - 


04 


43 


25 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1 - 2 - 3 


- 4 - 


5 - 



4-3-2-1. 

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MCC-Reentry 
and Descent 



04 45 


55 


CO 


This is Cape CAP COM transmitting for Commimications 
Experiment 1-2-5-4-5-4-3-2-1. 
Over. 


04 44 


28 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM vd.th al-2-5-4 
4 - :5 - ^ - 1. 


- 5 - 


04 44 


44 


CO 


woiiy ±irown, uape UAr^ uuiyi. uver. 




04 44 


54 


c 






04 45 


02 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 




04 45 


15 


p 


. . .end of that. 




04 45 


20 


cc 


rioily rirown, uape \jAr LUl^l. L/ver. 




04 45 


26 


cc 


Go ahead, Molly Brown. 




04 45 


40 


cc 


Molly Brown, are you reading Cape CAP COM now? 


Over. 


04 45 


58 


p 


Black Dog . . . 




04 46 


05 


cc 


Hello there! 




04 46 


15 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 




04 46 


17 


c 


Roger. We're down to 80 000 feet. My needles 
us about 25 miles short. 


show 


04 46 


23 


cc 


Roger, indicating about 25 miles short on your 
puter. Very good. 


com- 


04 46 


53 


cc 


I have a drogue time 19 10 42. What is your alti- 
meter reading? 


04 46 


38 


c 


Reading 60 000. 




04 46 


43 


cc 


You say 70 000? 




04 46 


48 


c 


There goes the drogue. 





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101 



MCC-Reentry 
and Descent 





49 






U4 40 


J'^ 


n 




U4 40 


54 








!?7 






D/l /1 7 


01 


n 


Our propellant valves are shut off. We've got a 
4OK light. Really oscillating. 


04 47 


11 


CC 


Roger. 


04 47 


18 


c 


Passing through JO 000 feet. 


04 47 


21 


CC 


Roger. 


04 47 


51 


CC 


Approximately one minute to the main. 


n/i /1 7 
U4 4 ( 


4"^ 


p 


J-IibXcpXCL, UIi±b Xb riUXXy JjXUWIi. 


04 47 


44 


CC 


Roger. Go ahead. 


04 48 


08 


CC 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. How is your main? 


04 48 


12 


c 


We don't have a main yet. Passing through I3 000. 


04 48 


16 


CC 


Roger. 


04 48 


40 


CC 


Molly Brown, how is your main. Over? 


04 48 


47 


c 


Okay. We have a good stable chute. Going to 
landing attitude. 


04 48 


54 


p 


Oh, man! That was the roughest one of the whole 
bunch, wasn't it!? 


04 48 


55 


c 


Oh man! 


04 49 


01 


c 


Okay. We all set? 


04 49 


02 


p 


Yes. Now we go through the post-main checklist. 



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MCC-Descent 
IMEEPID-De s cent 



04 49 


13 


C 


Let's see, can they read us now? 


04 49 


16 


P 


Yes. 


04 49 


17 


c 


Cape CAP COM, this is Molly xirown. 


04 49 


19 


cc 


Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. 


04 49 


22 


c 


Intrepid, this is Molly Brown. 


04 49 


2b 


RS 


Roger. We are reading you now and then. How us? 


04 49 


28 


C 


Loud and clear. I have 50 Tt/sec rate of descent. 
Passing through 5500. 


04 49 


54 


P 


You never took your D-Ring out, huh? 


04 49 


54 


RS 


Roger, 5500' 


04 49 


56 


C 


Yes I did, too! 


04 49 


57 


P 


Oh, did you? 


04 49 


57 


c 


You better believe it! 


04 49 


58 


p 


Face plate open? 


04 49 


40 


c 


Open? 


04 49 


41 


p 


That's what the checklist says. Indicate Landing 
Control circuit breaker open. 


04 49 


48 


c 


What? 


04 49 


50 


p 


Indicate Landing Attitude Control circuit breaker 
open. That's that second one over on your panel 
There you go. 


04 49 


56 


p 


ACME bias power off. 


04 49 


57 


RS 


Molly Brown, this is the Intrepid. It appears you 



will land 5 miles ahead of me. Over. 

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04 


50 


03 


c 


Roger. Thaink you. 


Ok 


50 


04 


P 


That'll be nice. Rescue beacon is on. 


04 


50 


08 


c 


Do you have us in sight , Intrepid? 


40 


50 


11 


RS 


Not yet. Over. 


04 


50 


13 


C 


Roger, 


04 


50 


14 


P 


I'll turn the rescue beacon on, then. 


04 


50 


16 


c 


Rescue beacon coming on. 


04 


50 


19 


c 


Passing through 4OOO. 


04 


50 


21 


p 


Suit fan to No. 2. 


04 


50 


2o 


u 


That drogue chute is right above us , or the pilot 
chute . 


04 


50 


31 


RS 


I understand the drogue is just above you, or the 
pilot chute. 


04 


50 


35 


C 


Say again. 


04 


50 


40 


P 


RCS heater's off. We did not do that heater check. 
Oh, well. We didn't need it anyway. RCS tempera- 
ture was way up. Scanner Heater circuit breaker 
open. 


04 


50 


46 


C 


Do you smell that fuel? Pumes from that stuff? 


04 


50 


47 


P 


Yes. Let's close up. 


04 


50 


52 


C 


Yes, I can see 'em smoking out there. 


04 


50 


54 


P 


Suit flow increase. 


04 


50 


55 


C 


They'll get quenched in a minute. 


04 


51 


02 


P 


Reentry Antenna Experiment off. 



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Oil 51 


05 


p 


Okay. Manual 0^ High Rate - PULL. I don't 
we want to do that yet, do you? 


think 


04 


51 


09 


c 


No. 




04 


51 


19 


c 


I imagine it is pretty bad in here. 




04 


51 


21 


p 


The water seal is closed. AC power off. 




04 


51 


26 


c 


Okay. 




04 


51 


29 


c 


We're coming liirough the lower layer, John, 
better get ready to hit. we're at dOOU. 
telling how far the altimeter is off. 


You 

JNO 


04 


51 


35 


p 


Okay. 




04 


51 


35 


p 


I'm as ready as I'll ever be. 




04 


51 


57 


c 


You can put your head back. 




04 


51 


39 


-r-\ 

P 


Landing attitude was a bump, wasn't it? 




04 


51 


40 


c 


Yes . 




04 


51 


44 


c 


We're at I5OO feet. 




04 


51 


53 


c 


We're in good shape. 




04 


51 


58 


c 


We may have to go on 0 High Rate with that 
in here. 


smell 


04 


52 


00 


p 


I know it. 




04 


52 


04 


c 


It's probably just from that hot metal. 




04 


52 


06 


p 


I think that's what it is. 




04 52 


09 


c 


I'm sure it is. There's nothing coming out of the 

thrusters . 


05 


52 


10 


p 


No. 




04 


52 


15 


c 


600 feet. 





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Touchdown & .Recovery 



04 


52 


23 


C 


Landing attitude cover open. I thought it was para- 
jett. 


04 


52 


26 


P 


Oh, No! ! 


04 


52 


27 


C 


300 feet. It ought to be pretty soon now. 


04 


52 


31 




(impact) 


04 


52 


34 


c 


Broke my face plate when we went to landing attitude 


04 


52 


35 


P 


Did it? 


04 


52 


45 


p 


That's what the problem was, right there. 

(Reference to sight mounting bracket extension) 


04 


52 


50 


C 


Look at the smoke coming out the thrusters . 


04 


52 


54 


c 


They're off. 


04 


52 


57 


p 


I don't understand that. 


04 


55 


03 


p 


We better go to 0 High Rate and close the snorkle. 


04 


53 


05 


c 


Okay. 


04 


53 


20 


■ p 


Post-landing checklist. Parachute jett-pushed. 
jjaricixng saie. oaie xne xanciing uus. nexmex oil 
and stowed. I'd leave it on. Arm restraints - 


04 


53 


33 


c 


This is Molly Brown in the water. Anybody read? 


04 


53 


39 


RA 


Molly Brown, this is Big Box I5. You are loud and 
clear. Check with Big Box 14- 


04 


53 


40 


C 


Roger. We're floating well in the water. 


04 


53 


50 


P 


Okay. Shoulder fitting stowed. Got the cabin light 
off. Helmet - off and stow. Arm restraints stow. 


04 


54 


07 


C 


Hey, start over again. 



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Recovery 



04 


54 


09 


P 


Post-landing checklist. Helmet - off and stow. I 
don ' t think we ought to do that . 


04 


54 


13 


C 


No, not yet. 


04 


54 


14 


P 


Arm restraint stow. Okay, elbow rest - stow, lap 
belt - release and stow. 


Ok 


54 


34 


P 


I tell you, I wouldn't open that face plate with 
those thrusters blowing like that. 


04 


54 


40 


RA 




04 


54 


45 


C 


I read you. Who is this calling Molly Brown? 


04 


54 


52 


C 


This is Molly Brown, call again. 


04 


54 


56 


M 


Molly Brown, Big Box 14 . Go ahead. 


04 


54 


58 


C 


This is Molly Brown, Big Box. Go ahead. 


04 


55 


03 


RA 


Roger, sir, if you will give me a 15 second iiold-down 


04 


55 


06 


C 


Okay, I'll hold it down. 


04 


55 


16 


C 


Big Box, Molly Brown. 


04 


55 


28 


RA 


Molly Brown, Big Box 14 . We have you on . . . 


04 56 


20 


RA 


Molly Brown, Big Box 14 . Would you give me another 
hold-down? 


04 56 


38 


RA 


Molly Brown, Big Box 14 . 


04 


57 


51 


RA 


Molly Brown, Big Box I4. Another hold-down, please. 


05 


00 


26 


RA 


Okay, Molly Brown, I've got a fix on you. Big Box 



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