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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 
MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 
HOUSTON, TEXAS 



August 31, 1965 




NASA PROGRAM GEMINI VORKITIG PAPER TJo. 5^55 

COffCSITE ATF-TO-GROUIJD AND ONBOARD VOICE 
TAPE TRANSCRIPTION OF THE GT-h MISSION 



Prepared by: Mission Training Section 



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^ 

Donald K. Clayton 
Assistant/'Director for Flight Crew Operations 



NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AMD SPACE ADMINISTRATION 
MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 
HOUSTON, TEXAS 

August 31, 1965 




CAPE KENNEDY 
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, ^, 5, 2, 1 
CC IGNITION.' 



00 00 00 


CC 


Bolts. 


LIFT-OFF 1 


00 00 02 


c 


Counting, we're on oxor way, Buddy. 


00 00 09 


c 


Roll. 




00 00 20 


CC 


Gemini 


k, did you get your roll? 


00 00 20 


c 


Roger- 


Roll complete. Pitch. 


00 00 24 


CC 


Roger. 


Roll is complete. Did you get your pitch? 


00 00 26 


c 


Pitch. 


Roger. Booster pressures are good, Ed. 


00 00 27 


CC 


Roger. 




00 00 28 


p 


Roger. 


Systems are all good over here. 


00 00 30 


c 


Swell. 


Boy that sun is bright. 


00 00 35 


p 


Right. 




00 00 kk 


CC 


It will be 50 seconds on mark, GT-k. 


00 00 50 


CC 


MARK.' 




00 00 51 


c 


Mode II delayed. 


00 00 56 


p 


Cabin 


is holding at 5.5- 


00 01 05 


cc 


Okay, 


you're looking* good here. 


00 01 15 


p 


Cabin 


is hold — 


00 CI 18 


cc 


Say again, Gemini k. 


00 01 51 


cc 


Gemini 


, h. It will be 1:14-0 on my mark, and we are 




not re 


ading you very clearly. I:h0 — 


00 01 ho 


cc 


mark; 




00 01 hk 


cc 


Gemini h. Do you read Uape CAP COM? 


00 01 51 


cc 


Gemini 


. k, Gemini h. Do you read Cape CAP COM? 



2 



00 02 10 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 




00 02 12 


c 


Gemini h is GO for staging. 




00 02 Ih 


cc 


Roger, read you loud and clear. You look okay. 


00 02 25 


p 


Update received. 




00 02 27 


cc 


Roger on your update. 




00 02 3^ 


c 


Good staging. 




00 02 36 


cc 


Roger. We confirm good staging. 




00 02 50 


c 


Guidance initiated. 




00 02 52 


cc 


Roger, guidance initiated. 




00 05 0i|- 


c 


The errors have come In. They're just right on 




null now. 




00 03 08 


cc 


Say again, Gemini. 




00 03 10 


c 


I say, our errors have come into a 


null. 


00 03 13 


cc 


Roger - 




00 03 15 


c 


uUSu xiKe bney are oLipyuocu. uvj. 




00 03 17 


CO 


Yes. Everything is going greai;. 




no nit 01 

\J\J 


cc 


Gemini ^4^, Houston gives you a GO. 




HA nli oij- 


c 


Roger. Looks great up here. 




no oi4- pif 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston gives you a GO. 




on 0I4. P7 


c 


Roger. We're GO. 




00 Oij- 2Q 


cc 


Roger. 




nn 


cc 


Coming up on 0.8. I'll give you a 


mark (V/Vj^ = 


00 05 08 


cc 


MARK.' 0. 8. 




00 05 10 


c 


Mode III. 




00 05 J>k 


c 


SECO. 




00 05 36 


cc 


Roger, SECO. 




00 05 ^^9 


cc 


Gemini you're GO. 




00 05 5^ 


c 


Roger .... 




00 05 57 


cc 


Gemini k, this is Houston CAP COM. 


You're GO. 




Do you read? 




00 06 00 


c 


Roger, I read you. 




00 06 18 


cc 


Gemini h, try your UHF-2, and give 


us your IVI 



readings as soon as you can. 





5 



00 o6 3^ 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


00 06 56 


c 


Hello there, Ho\aston. Geminj h here, how do you 
read? 


fV^ 

UU 


cc 


I read you a little bit garbled. Give me your IVI 
readings. 


AA rv^ IlX 
UU UO 


n 


Roffer. I have 20 forward, 11 right, 2 down. 


AA IlA 

UU uo T<j 


CC 


Roger. 20 forward, 11 right, and 2 down. 


AA A'? A7 

UU U ( U ( 


CC 


Gemini are you on UHF-2 now? 


AA A*? AQ 

UU u ( uy 


p 


. . . turning around. Affirmative on UHF-2 nor and • . . 


AA AT T 0 

(JO U 1 Xel 


CP 




AA A7 n ll 
UU U ( it 


n 


Okay. I got the old second stage. It's spinning 
away and looks ;pT"etty, 


00 07 18 


cc 


Roger. You say, it's spinning away? 


00 07 21 


c 


Roger. It's starting to tumble a little. 


00 07 25 


CC 


Roger. 


00 07 3^ 


cc 


Roger. Gemini ^, I have a new 1 alpha time for you. 


00 07 58 


c 


Okay. 


00 07 39 


cc 


It's l4:05. 


00 07 1*6 


p 


l&iderstand, 1 alpha ll*:03. 


00 07 k$ 


cc 


Roger. 


00 07 56 


cc 


Gemini ^4-, your orbit is 87 by 155- 


00 08 00 


c 


• * * ■ 


00 08 02 


cc 


Roger. 


00 08 14 


cc 


Key, Jim. How fast is that booster tumbling? 


00 08 18 


G 


I can't give you that going around. 


00 08 23 


cc 


Is it just slowly rotating? 


00 08 25 


c 


Roger, it's slowly rotating. 


00 08 27 


cc 


Roger, okay. 


00 08 28 


c 


It doesn't look big. 


00 09 00 


cc 


We'll lose you in about 5O seconds, Jim- 


00 09 02 


c 


Okay. 


00 09 05 


cc 


How do you like that? 




00 09 15 C Before I leave you, let me tell you the lights are 

working. 

00 09 l8 CC The what's working? 

00 09 20 C The lights on the "booster are flashing. 

00 09 22 CC Okay. 

00 09 2lj- C • . • lot better off. 

00 11 08 P Okay, 2-C Is 2h, 6; 2-B is 2h, 5-5; 2-A is 2h, 6; 
^ 1-C is 2lf, 12; 1-B is 24, 11; 1-A is 2h, ?• Con- . 

trol is 26, 5; S-2 is 27; S-1 is 27; Main is 23- 

CANARY ISLAJTO 

00 lh 22 CC Gemini Canary CAP COM. 

00 ih 25 C Hello, Canary. Gemini \. 

00 \h 25 CC Roger. Give me your quantity switch to READ for 

15 seconds. 

00 56 CC Your status green from here. 

00 Ik yj C Roger, thank you. 

00 lit- kh CC Stand by to copy G.m.t. , LO, apogee, and perigee. 

00 lh U9 C Roger. 

00 :Lh 50 CC 15 15 59- 152 by 87. 

00 li)- 58 C 152 by 87. Roger, 

00 15 00 CC Roger. Standing by for your air to ground check. 

00 15 olf C Roger. We're on UHF-2 at this time. Give you a 

co\mt 1, 2, 5, li-, 5. . . . HF antenna at this time. 

00 15 12 CC Say it again. Which antenna? 
00 15 1'+ C We are not going tc extend the HF antenna. 

00 15 17 CC Roger, we understand. Shift to UHF number 1, and 

give me a count, please. 

00 15 35 CC Gemini Canary CAP COM. Shift to UHF number 1 and 

give me a count, please. 

00 15 l<-2 P Gemini 4, am transmitting UHP number 1. 1, 2, 3, 

5. 5, 1+, 3, 2, 1, Gemini 1. 

00 15 1+9 CC Roger, Canary CAP COM. Read you loud and moderate 

background noise. 



5 



Roger, I understand. 

Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. Be advised switch radia- 
tor to FLOW at 40:00. 

Roger, radiator to FLOW at kOiOO. 

Gemini, CHDsry. Stand by to copy nev 5-1 data. 

Roger. Standing by. 

167. 3+55. 16 h3 ^h. 2fl8. 8+47. 

GETRC 01 52 55- 

Roger, Gemini Would say again the first three 
quantities, please? 

Roger. I say again. AV 167. 5+55- 
GEITRC 01 52 55. Read switch OFF, please. 

Roger. New quantities 5-1= 167- 5+55. 1^ ^ 
&-13. &^k7. 01 52 55- 

Negative. dhimC is 16 k8 ^k. 

Roger, 16 kS 54. 

Roger. How far are you from the launch vehicle? 

Roger. Right now we're alining the platform and 
it's going below our lower left, and we'll be going 
down after it in a moment. We're after it right 
now. 

We presently don't have it in sight; we aline the 
platform. 

I have it sighted this tiiue. It's directly below 
me about ^4-00 or 5OO feet. I'm going to thrust 
down .... 

00 18 57 f Roger- We have It below us right now, exactly be- 

low us at about hOO to 500 feet. The light is 
coming through quite clearly. 

00 18 hh- CC Roger. 

00 18 P We're passing over a big desert now. 

00 18 59 'C Canary, Gemini h. Be advised there isn't enough 

time to get a good platform aline there. I don't 
want this thing to get too far from me. 

00 19 09 CC Roger, I understand. 
00 2l^ 11 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
00 51 09 CC Gemini U, Houston CAP COM standing by. 



00 15 55 


C 


00 16 00 


CC 


00 16 Q6 


p 


00 16 U8 


CC 


00 16 51 


p 


00 16 55 


CC 


00 17 08 


CC 




p 


00 17 25 


CC 


00 17 ii6 


p 


00 18 05 


CC 


00 18 12 


p 


00 18 15 


CC 


00 18 19 


p 


00 18 27 


p 


00 18 51 


c 




00 51 21 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM standing by. 
00 51 ^5 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM standing by. 
00 52 ok CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 
00 52 59 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

00 hi P Radiator is going to FLOW at Elapsed time of 

1+1. 

CARKARTON 

00 1+3 1+1 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

00 1+5 1+2 C Hello, Carnarvon. Gemini h. 

00 1+5 1+1+ CC Roger. Give me your status. 

00 1+5 1+5 C Roger, we're GO. Everything looks great. 

00 1+5 1+9 CC Roger, Gemini k. You look good here on the ground. 

Can you give me your battery readouts, please? 

00 1+5 55 P Roger, stand by. Here they come. 

00 1+1+ 20 CC Gemini k, you can turn your radiator, —correction, 

your secondary pump off. Your evaporators are nor- 
mal. Your rt-diator looks good. 

00 1+1+ 27 P Roger. Evaporators NORMAL, and secondary pump A OFF. 

Understand radiator looks good. 

00 1+1+ 55 CC Okay. Give me about 10 seconds on your Quantity 

Read Switch. 

00 1+1+ 57 P Roger. Coming on. 

00 1+1+ 59 CC Roger. 

00 1+1+50 CC I'm standing by for your battery readouts. 

00 1+1+ 59 CC While you're doing that, can the Command Pilot give 

rne a little information on the booster, the distance, 
what you have to do to get that close to see it, and 
how's the light working? 

on 1+5 07 C Roger. The light's working fine. I can't tell ex- 

actly how far it is though, I guess I'm probably a 
half a mile or so. The booster started tumbling 
right after we came off of it. I tried to dump the 
rates down, and I got them down till it looked like 
one-quarter degree per second but as soon as we got 
off I got around to see it, it was tumbling. 



m 



00 45 25 


cc 


Okay. How much AV did you use "before ycu got there? 


00 i^5 28 


c 


I got about 50 ft /sec showing on my window there. 


00 45 52 


cc 


Okay. 


00 45 34 


c 


The booster fell away quite rapidly and got below 
us like there was a considerable difference in our 
velocity, and I let the thing get too far from me. 


00 45 44 


cc 


All right. Can you give me the battery readout? 

_L f OllCJ XUJtJJN, ^UUH _L t^CLIi. g J. v*:: J^U. yj\J j-wj. _y -r. 

.... and we're standing by for a blood pressure from 
the Pilot. 


00 46 ^4-0 


c 


Carnarvon, this is Gemini h. I see lights of a town 
below me. 


00 46 hh 


cc 


Okay. 3,2,1. 


00 46 itS 


cc 


MARK.' 


00 46 52 


cc 


Did you get that time hack? 


00 46 55 


p 


Roger, got that time hack, and am standing by for the 
AV up. 


00 46 58 


cc 


Go ahead. 


00 46 59 


p 


Roger. 1. 1-A and 2-B are 24, and they all look 
good. 


00 47 05 


cc 


Roger. 


00 47 04 


p 


. . . 1-A is 6. 1-B is 10. 1-C is 11. 2-A is 6- 
6-Fi is "5 . and ?-6 is 6. 




cc 


Okay. Showing 2h on 2-A, B and C also? 


r\r\ liT 


p 


PofTer T'-m frpttinff ?4 on all mv adauter batteries. 


00 47 19 


cc 


Okay. Your readings are good. 


00 47 22 


p 


All checks out good. 


00 k'j 23 


cc 


Okay. Giving you a GO for 5-^j changing your TR time. 


00 47 52 


cc 


And I'm giving you a new load. 


00 47 55 


p 


We got the update coming in. 


00 47 57 


cc 


Okay, I've got the load ready, you got the new TR 
time. We're standing by for that Pilot's blood 
pressure. You ready to copy your update time? 


00 47 42 


p 


Roger, I copy the update time, . - . the blood pressure. 


00 47 47 


cc 


Okay. 2-1. 170. yr\Q. 01 32 39- 2+l8. &i-52. 
Over. 




o 



00 kl 5^ F Roger. We're coming up on the booster now, and you 

can see the daylight starting to hreak. The lights 
are quite visible, and I estima'.e that we're probahly 
in the ->n.cinity of three-quarters of a mile from the 
booster at the time now. The lights are very easy 
to see, and the horizon is quite easily defined at 
this time. We've unstowed the Contarex, the Hassel- 
blad, the l6-mm and the blood pressure cuff. We're 
both finding that there is not as much velcro as we'd 
like to have in the spacecraft. We feel like we need 
more storage of loose items. Same thing that John 
and Gus found. 

00 i+8 10 P Roger. Say a^ain the first fom- quantities, please. 

00 k8 13 CC I say, what you want repeated? 
00 1+6 15 P Roger, the first fotir quantities. 

00 Ita 17 CC 2-1: 170. 5+^0. 01 52 59- Over. 
00 hQ P Roger- Would you say them with a little more pause 

between them, please. 

00 48 39 CC Does he want to try them again? 

00 k8 lil P Would you say them with more pause between the, . . . 

I ... 

00 hS h-j CC 2-1: 170. 3+^- 01 52 39. 24-18. 8+52. Over. 

00 1^9 01 C This is Jim here. And I'm having a lot of difficulty 

telling how far out I am from the booster. I can see 
the two lights flash occasionally, and that's the 
only thing that tells me where I am at all - as far • 
as distance with respect to the booster. I didn't 
get the time to aline my platform well before I went 
into . . . 

00 49 12 P Roger. Understand, I read you. 1: 170. 5+*+0. 

01 52 31+, 2+18. 8+50. 

00 49 2k CC On your GETRC that's 01 52 39- Over. 9. 

00 49 25 C Hello, Carnarvon. Gemini 

00 1+9 30 P 01 32 39- 

00 i<-9 30 C Roger. We're GO. Everything looks great. 

00 49 32 CC Roger, that's affirmative. Your orbit is about 86.8 

by 150. 6. 

00 49 37 C Roger. Stand by. They're coming. 




9 



00 49 3^ 


p 


Roger. 86.8 by I5O.6. Sounds good. 


00 k9 ^2 


cc 


Roger. We need that blood pressure on the Pilot. 


00 i|9 


p 


Roger, that will be coining up next. 


00 1^9 55 


c 


I'iii going to . . - a little bit more . . . 


00 49 45 


cc 


And I'll need your accelerometer bias. 


00 49 50 


p 


You'll have to stand by for the accelerometer bias. 


00 49 52 


p 


Hand me the . . - book, will you, Jim; 


00 49 5^ 


c 


The data book. 


00 1^9 55 


p 


Yes. I ijust can't keep the booster in sight and .. 


00 49 58 


cc 


Okay. You can give it to Guaymas. 


00 50 00 


c 


I'm afi^id you'll have to wait for another orbit oi 
two. 


00 50 01 


cc 


All righty. 


00 50 06 


c 


Your light is on in case you 're going to read it. 


00 50 07 


c 


Huh? 


00 50 08 


c 


Your lights are on. 


00 50 09 


p 


Yes. 


00 50 18 


c 


Roger. Evaporator bORMAL and Secondary Fump a UifH 
Understand everything looks good. 


00 50 28 


c 


Roger. Coming ON, 


00 50 29 


cc 




00 50 57 


p 


Blood pressure is coming in. 


00 50 59 


cc 


Roger. 


00 50 52 


p 


Roger. 


00 51 01 


p 


Why don't you do that, Jim? 


00 51 02 


c 


Roger. The light's working fine. I can't tell 



exactly how far up I am from it, I guess I am 
probably around a half a mile or so. The booster 
started tumbling as we came off of it. I started 
to damp the rates down, and I got them down to what 
looked like a quarter degree per second, but as 
soon as we came off and I got around to see it, it 
was tumbling. 



00 51 22 



cc 



10 



00 51 25 C I've got about 50 ft/sec showing on my windows here. 

The booster fell away quite rapidly and got below us 
like there was a considerable difference in cur ve- 
locities, and I've been struggling here to not let 
the thing get too far from me. 

00 51 ^4-5 CC 

00 52 06 P Roger. Your adapter battery readouts are coming at 

you. They all are reading 2h, 1-A through 1-C on 
voltage. The amperes are 6 on 1-A, 10 on 1-B, 11 on 
1-C, 6 on 2-A, 5 on 2-B, 6 on 2-C. The RCS rings 
look good. 

00 52 28 CC 

00 52 56 P Roger. 

00 52 1*8 C Carnarvon, this is Gemini k. I'm seeimg the lights 

of the town below me. 

00 52 55 CC 

00 53 00 CC MARK.' 

00 55 01 P Roger. Got your time hack. 

00 58 56 P We had a ring in one of our books come loose. It 

looks like that would be pretty bad if they all got 
loose - if they all came out of the card. 

00 59 08 P ify fingertip lights are right on my first knuckle 

and it is making a sore spot on my center right 
finger. 

01 10 58 CC Gemini Houston CAP COM standing by. 
01 10 51 CC Gemini Houston CAP COM. 

01 11 06 CC Gemini Houston CAP COM. 
01 11 ill- C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini h. 

01 11 16 CC Roger, Gemini U. Houston CAP COM standing by. I 

read you slightly garbled. 

01 11 22 C This is Gemini Houston. 



01 11 27 CC Standing by. 

01 l4 25 P It has a pretty good tumble rate. I'll try to time 

it here. 



11 



01 ik 57 P Makes a"bout one coniplete revolution in about 8 sec- 

onds. It's tumbling end over end. It looks like 
now we're out a little further than we were before. 
We've slipped out a little bit. I'd estimate it's 
out about a mile and a half or maybe a little more. 
It was really quite a view when we first saw It 
down there. It looked like almost one of the artist's 
conceptions. Ic was so vividly clear. 

01 20 58 P Right now, we're in nose-to- the -ground type attitude, 

such that I don't believe the ground stations are 
able to read us. We have heard several calls cut in 
and out for us. We're going to stay in this attitude 
though for a while to keep the booster in sight. It 
doesn't appear that we're making too much progress 
in closing with the booster right now. It looks like 
it's staying out about the same distance as It was 
before. During the night sight when the booster was 
below us, it appeared that there was almost a sky 
full of stars. There was so much of the venting 
coming off the booster and into the sky. In fact, 
I commented on it that they looked like they were 
stars. When you look closely at the booster at that 
time, you could see the fuel — actually the white 
vapors coming out of the aft end of the booster, and 
I f'uess that was spreading the little fireflies all 
around. It was to such an extent though, it covered 
the whole visible area in front of us. 



GUAYMAS 

01 27 ?7 P Hello, Guaymas. This is Gemini h. 

01 27 59 CC Gemini k, Guaymas CAP COM. 

01 28 00 R-'ger, Guaymas. We still have the booster. We're 

out quite a ways from it now, and it's taking a little 
more fuel than we had anticipated. We've got 6I in 
the fore and aft window in the aft direction, 57 left 
and 56 up at the present time. We appear right now 
to be just about holding our own with it. Of course, 
we shoiald as we progress here. We should start to 
close with it, but it's out further than we had hoped 
to let it get right now. 



01 28 2h CC Roger, I copy. 
CI 28 25 C 



Is there any way of giving me a quick check on what 
my orbit is? This thing is way below me. 



12 



01 28 51 Say again. 

01 28 32 C I said the booster is way below me. Could you tell 

me ray present orbit? As soon as possible. 

01 28 45 CC Roger, we're working on it. 

01 28 50 CC Gemini we'll update you with the orbit calcula- 
tions some time after the pass over the States. 

01 28 56 P Roger, I understand. And be advised our cabin pres- 

sure seems to be holding just a hair below 5. It 
stabilized down initially at 'j.^, decreased lo 5-25, 
and then went back up to 5-5, and it's now down a 
little below 5- 

01 29 15 CC Roger. We copy. 

01 29 16 P All right, you might get a conf IrnEtion for me on 

that on the ground. 

01 29 18 CC Roger. We're working on it. Put your Quantity Read 

Switch to READ. 

01 29 25 P Roger. It's going to READ. 

01 29 C Guaymas, this is Gemini h. We're going to have to 

get a resolution right away whether you want me to 
really nake a major effort to close this last thing 
or to save fuel. 

01 29 hk C Guayrnas, do you read Gemini h7 

01 29 h6 CC Roger, we copy. We suggest you stand by. We want 

to save the fuel. 

01 29 51 C Okay. I guess it probably expended about 100 ft/sec. 

01 29 56 1C You expended 100 ft/sec? 

01 50 01 C Yes, that's just a rough guess. 

01 50 02 CC Roger. We're finished with the Quantity Read, 

Gemini 

01 50 12 G Roger. 

01 50 15 CC Place the Quantity Read Switch to -- 

01 50 16 C It's off. 

01 ^0 51 CC Gemini h, Guaymas CAP COM. Flight advises they like 

^ to save the fuel. You'll be advised over the Cape. 

01 51 01 C Well, I just can't wait till I get to the Cape. I 

guess we're just going to have to watch it go away. 
I've retrograded enough to help bring me down but I 
don't want to get down to wherever it's going. 



01 51 


11 


cc 


Roger. 


01 51 


13 


cc 


Okay. I guess we'll scroib it. 


01 31 


16 


c 


Okay. Can you give me a tag on my orbit as quick 
as you can? 




18 


cc 


We're working on it. 


01 35 


00 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


01 55 


02 


c 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini 4. 


01 55 


ou 


cc 


Jim, we've estimated you've used about 50 percent 
of your OAMS capability at this time- 


01 55 


10 


c 


Roger. I think we oiight to knock it off, Gus. It 
keeps falling, it's probably three or four miles 
awav. and. we lust can't close on it. 


01 55 


16 


cc 


Right, knock off. No more rendezvous with the 
booster. 


ux 


20 


c 


Okav. RoKer. 


01 55 


22 


cc 


Okay. We're giving you a GO for your EVA at this 
time. 


Oh t>J 




p 


OVftv T woiilfl llkp to know wliat kind of an OTblt 
I'm in now. 


01 55 


30 


cc 


We're working on it, but you may not get it until 
we get to Canary. 


01 55 


5^ 


n 

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01 55 






so tell me when you're ready to copy. 


01 55 




c 


Stand by 1. 


01 55 




cc 


Roger. 


01 55 


1+8 


c 


Okay. Be advised I'm going to let the booster go 
and not track it anymore. I'm going to aline the 
platform and start conserving fuel. 


01 5I; 


01 


p 


Go ahead. This is Gemini 


01 


05 


p 


Gemini h ±s ready to copy. 


01 5^+ 


30 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston. 


01 54 


35 


p 


Go ahead Houston. Gemini 4 is ready to copy. 


01 54 


37 


cc 


Roger. 3-1: I7I. ■^h2. I8 I9 05. a*-23. 8+42. 
Do you want to read those back to me? 


01 55 


01 


p 


Roger. 3-1: 171. 5+42. I8 19 O5. 2+25- 8+42. 




Roger. 


5-^- 


Tell me when you're rea 


dy. 




Re-ay 




Just keep shooting. 






123. 


2+56. 


19+5^- 5+4l. 9+it7. 






Roger. 


yh 


is 120. ^56. 19 5^ 59- 


3+1+1. 




Roger. 




Ijif. 2+55- 21 08 03. 


2+-14-7. 


8+50. 


Roger. 




is 154. 24-55. 21 08 09. 


2+ii6. 


&4-50. 



1!+ 



01 35 10 CC 
01 35 16 P 
01 55 IB CC 

01 55 55 P 
01 35 h2 CC 
01 36 00 P 

01 36 09 CC Negative on the GMTRC. That is 21 08 05. 

01 36 17 P Roger. 21 08 03. 

01 56 20 CC Roger. All the rest Is correct. 

01 36 25 CC I have your onboard map update. 

01 36 27 P Roger. 

01 56 50 CC Ascending node 157 West. G.m. t. of ascending node is 

16:5^- 

01 36 ^1 P Roger, I understand. Ascending node 157 West; 

G.ni.t. 16:3^. 

01 56 h'^ CC Roger. Could you give me some idea of what your 

attitudes were over Carnarvon and Canton? 

01 36 52 P Roger. We were nose-down tracking the booster and 

I'm afraid that our attitudes were not so that we 
cotild read with good reception on those stations. 

01 37 05 CC Roger. 

01 57 06 P They read us to some extent. Did they get the blood 

pressure? 

01 37 11 CC They didn't get a very good one, but you're going to 

give another one aroimd here some place, aren't you? 

]_5 p Roger. Be advised the gun is out and stowed and 

assembled and we've got out cameras and we'll be 
going after the equipment. 

01 57 22 CC Roger. 

BERMUDA 

01 38 15 CC Gemini ^J-, Houston. 

01 38 17 C Go ahead Houston, Gemini 

01 38 20 CC Would you go to PRELAUNCH on your computer. You 

might give me your IVI readouts before you do. 




15 



01 5o 24 


C 


r\OgGr« xney were axb cuici (o up* 


AT "^T 

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T^oD-pr Are vou in PRELAUNCH now? 


01 58 32 


c 


X\OSer« XLi X rLLJXJrVIJiii^^ii XJUW* 


01 38 39 


C 


I'm alining the platform. 


01 38 i;o 


cc 


Roger. 


01 39 10 


cc 


Gemini, we estimate you still have about 200 feet AV 
left. 


01 59 16 


c 


Roger. That's what I've got. 


01 39 17 


cc 


Roger. 


01 39 27 


c 


OAt UUM. uan you give ua a u. in. i^xme nacK.^ x 
missed it before. 


01 39 55 


cc 


Roger. I'll give you a G.m. t. at l6 56 00. 


01 59 38 


p 


Roger. 


01 39 55 


T) 

r 


PAP fOM T'ri llkp r hack at I6 


01 W 01 


cc 


noger. -Lo vij-l oe j more oecouuD* 


01 ko 05 


cc 


MARK. 


01 ifO 07 


CC 


TDaTi was XD pD 


01 ho 10 


p 


Roger. 


01 UO 11 


cc 


We have a new hack on your orbit. It ' s 89. 5 over 
158.6. 


01 ko 19 


c 


Roger. 


01 4-0 58 


cc 


Oan you go oo ruuHjj monienxianxyi 


01 1+1 01 


c 


We re RcjAJj. noger. 


01 hi 05 


cc 


Roger. 


01 il2 15 


c 


Houston CAP COM, Gemini 1+. 


01 k2 18 


cc 


Gemini 1+, go ahead. 


01 1+2 20 


c 


Roger. Do you wajat me to keep my platform and com- 
puter up? 


01 h2 26 


cc 


•Pum off your READ switch now if you're reading. 


01 k2 30 


c 


Okay. I understand you got the reading. Would you 
advise me on the computer and IMU? 


01 42 58 


c 


I see no reason for it. 


01 1+2 1+1 


cc 


Keep your platform pcwered up^ Jimmy boy. 


01 1+2 1+5 


c 


Okay. 



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Hey, Jim. We estimate you have 207 left in yom- 
OAMS. 

Okay. We'd like to have - are you still reading? 
Roger. Still reading you. 

We'd like to get a blood pressure on Ed over the 
Janaries. 

He's unstowing stuff right now so you may have to 
wait a second. 

Okay. We want it over the Canaries. You got a 
little time yet. 

Roger. We'll be over there at 1:49, right? 

Might be there a little sooner than that, I think. 

Okay. 

What was my G.m.t. at lift-off, CAP COM? 
G. m. t. at lift-off was 15 15 59- 
Roger. 

Have you checked your cabin seal? 

Roger. 0\ir cabin is holding at about 4. 9- What 
else do you want to check? 

Check your water seal. 

Water seal. Roger. 

CANARY ISLANDS 



01 49 26 CC Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. 
01 49 28 C Go ahead Canary, Gemini 4. 

01 49 50 CC Give me your Read Switch ON — correction, your 

Quantity Switch to READ for 10 seconds. 

01 49 55 C Quantity Switch is in READ. 

01 49 57 CC Roger. We have yoiir secondary Purap B on. Have you 

turned it on? 

01 k9 44 C Roger. We have. Ed's trying to get the st\zff out 

.... It ' s coming off. 




17 



01 50 05 




TrrFifl+p fhp' - - hft-w thp Pilot Inflate his blood 




pressure cuff- 


01 5^ 1^ 


U 




01 50 15 






01 50 29 


CC 


— f i 1 ■ /\ 1,(1.1 

Cryo gage switch OFF, 


01 50 53 


C 


It's OFF. 


01 50 41 


CC 


Flight advlBes if you're too "busy we'll disregard the 




"blood pre s sure . 


01 50 ^5 


c 


J. wlSn you WUUjJi. 


01 51 "^o 


CC 


p^«4«4 1l HonaTv^ f HCWt PAniioa'f. vmi 4Mn*n vrtilT* Corn— 
(jemXnl '^f i^nnnry Wu \j\jpu rvsiiiMSav juu L1u4.11 yuixx \^\jiu 




puter OFF, leave the platform powered up. 


01 51 56 


c 


Roger ... computer's OFF at this time. 


01 55 56 


CC 


Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. Is your water seal OPEN? 


01 55 


c 


Gemini Negative. Our water seal is not OPEN. 


01 55 ^ 


CC 


Roger. 


01 5^ 05 


CC 


Gemini ^, Canary CAP COM. ■ Your Water Seal Valve is 




to be OPEN when you start your pressx^rlzation and 
repress. 


01 s**- 15 


c 


lou WELTI L ^ne wtiucr oeax vcllvg v£jmi wxicii wc u 0 one 




pressurizatlon. Is that correct? 


01 54 20 


CC 


Roger. When you start pressurizatlon and the repress 


01 5^ 2i^ 






01 5^ 52 


c 


Be advised we got the cable out. 


01 5^ 3^ 


CC 


Say again. 


01 5^ 56 


c 


We Jxist got the cable out,' 


01 5^ ^2 


p 


It was a wrestling match, but I won. 


01 56 05 


p 


Be advised that White had his left glove off fur 




stowage purposes. I've had it off for approximately 
It nunuiies. ims is one siiauciarci lace—pxaue wx^iiii* 
position. 

KANO 


01 57 28 


c 


Go ahead, Kano. 


01 57 51 


c 


Kano, Gemini h here. Go ahead. 




18 



i 



01 ?7 


36 


CC 


Gerr.lni h, this is Houston CAP COM. 


01 ijT 


39 


c 


KanOj Gemini h. 


01 57 


hi 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


01 57 


kk 


CC 


Gemini h, this is Kano. 


01 57 


h6 


c 


Roger, Kano, Gemini k. 1 read you loud and clear. 
How me? 


01 57 


53 


CC 


Gemini h, how do you read Houston? 


01 57 


56 


c 


I read — I read Houston loud and elear. 


01 53 


10 


c 


HoiJiston, Gemini h. How do you read me? 


01 58 


12 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 58 


h2 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 58 


k9 


CC 


Gemini k-, Houston CAP" COM. Over. 


01 58 


59 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 59 


17 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over 


01 59 


28 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 59 


hi 


CC 


Gemini ^i-, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 59 


56 


CC 


Gemini ^i-, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


01 59 


58 


c 


. Houston, Gemini ^i. How do you read? 


02 00 


00 


CC 


I read you loud and clear, Jim. For your attitudes 
for EVA go ahead with the same attitudes you had 
planned. That's BEF and iSO^ in roll. That shoTild 
he the best for photographic purposes. 


02 00 


li+ 


C 


Roger. 


02 00 


16 


CC 


And to get pictures of the spacecraft, your test bet 
w^uld be to move out forward. 


02 00 


22 


c 


Say again. 


02 00 


2h 


CC 


Your best sun angle for getting a picture of the 

0 UcLtu.CL' X CbX V W <J U 1 U. UC \J\J ilXVJ VC \J\u.K* X '^Jx WCXX Li. XX KJLll 

spacecraft. 


02 00 


50 


c 


Roger. He'll move out forward and we'll be HEF up- 
side down. 


02 00 


3h 


CC 


Roger. 


02 00 




c 


Boy, is it crowded in here, Gus. 


02 00 


4? 


CC 


I'll bet. 


02 00 


54 


CC 


Hey, Jim. 



19 



02 00 =59 CC Jim, this is Houston. 

02 01 05 CC Gemini ^, Houston. 

02 01 51 CC Gemini h, this is Houston. 

02 01 47 CC Gemini h, this is Houston. 

02 01 50 C Go ahead, Houston. This is Gemir.l h. 

02 01 CC Hey, Jim. You don't have to go upside down if you 

don't want to. You can go to whatever position is 
"best for you. 

02 02 02 CC We have no constraint on your attitude. 
02 02 18 CC Gemini Hoviston. 

02 03 45 P At this time we are passing over qtiite a series of 

thunderstorm cells, off at our ... Can you see it 
out there? ... it should "be aljout yoiur 1 o'clock 



02 04 57 C No, I can't see it. Maybe 

02 Ok 46 P Oh, those must he fireflies again.' Are you in the 

light over there? 

02 04 50 C Yes, I'm in the light. 

02 04 51 P How does that happen? I'm in night over here. 

02 04 55 C We're going sideways. 

02 04 57 C Actually, we're going around to "blunt -end- forward. 

02 05 00 P All right. A very interesting thing - Jim's got full 

daylight out his window, and I have full night out 
of mine. We're gradually yawing around to blunt-end- 
forward, and it looks like the reflection of the sun 
on these fireflies causes them to glow very "brightly. 
That was the type of stars that we saw on our first 
dark side. 

02 05 29 P It seems very strange for me to look out Jim's side 

and see daylight and look out my side and it's just 
pitch "black. 

02 07 59 P We've got an o"bject out in front of us. It's not 

flashing like it's the booster. It appears that it's 
that type of an object unless it's picking up some 
glow from the sun. It appears a very bright, bright 
object. 



20 



02 O^J 30 P We still have the "booster at . . . it was the booster. 

I oi^ri see the lights flashing on it now. It's Just 
passing on the hcrizon. Just as it goes to darkness, 
the reflection of the sun on the booster causes a 
very bright image. That's the object I had seen 
earlier. It seenis like we'i-e still in fair close 
proximity of the booster- It looks like it's out 
in the neighborhood of 2 or 5 miles. 



CARMRVOW 



02 2h 22 CC Gemini ^, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
02 2k 2h C Go ahead^ Carnarvon. Gemini k. 

02 2k 26 CC Roger. Will you give me a - - correction, will you 

start pumping up your blood pressure. I don't have 
any T/M as yet. Are you in real time in that 
position? 

02 2k C Stand by. 

02 2k 58 C Negative. We're in COMMAJID. Let me give you a real- 

time hack position. 

02 2k k2 CC Roger. 

02 2k 47 C Ed is off the coram, right now. He's trying to get 

his umbilical hooked up. 

02 2^ 50 CC Okay. We need a blood pressure immediately from the 

Command Pilot. 

02 2k 57 C Well, stand by one. Listen, you might advise Flight 

by way of land lines that we ' re running late on this 
thing. There's a lot to do and we're having trouble 
keeping track of all this stuff. 

02 25 09 CC Okay. 

02 25 12 C I'll get the blood pressure as soon as I can get 

around to it. 

02 25 55 CC Give me the switch position on your C-band beacon. 

02 25 57 C Roger. It's C0I>1MAND. 

02 25 kO C Do you want it back on COKTINIIOUS? 

02 25 k2 CC Affirmative. Back on CONTINUOUB. 

02 25 k^ C Do you want them both on or just the reentry one? 

02 25 C Just the capsule. 




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02 2!) 


51 


C 


Okay. The adapters on. As soon as I get the blood 
pressure I'll give you a call. 


02 25 


56 


cc 


Okay. 


02 26 


35 


cc 


Full-scale on your "blood pressure. 


02 26 




cc 


Can give the Qmntity Read Switch for about 
10 seconds? 


02 26 


50 


c 


Roger. I don't think you got a good blood pressure. 
The btilb popjjed off. 


02 26 


55 


cc 


Okay. 


02 27 


10 


cc ■ 


Gemini you are GO for EVA and decompression. Dis 
regard the blood pressure unless you've got a few 
minutes and then try and get it for us. We'd appre- 
ciate it. 






c 


We don't have any time at all.'.' We're really pressei 
here. 


02 27 


21 


cc 


Okay. 


02 27 


29 


cc 


Okay. After yoior first repressurization when you're 
about 12 to 15 minutes, we want ycu to go to BYPASS 
flnf^ "p^tiiTTi tn FTiOW af*tpT von vp'nr'pci'^n'r'i 7P Pcrain^ 




^ I 


p 


ATT T''fcr'h"fc- Ynn want n<5 tn crn tn "RVPASS "hf>'fnT'P wf* crn 

to repressurize. Right? 


02 27 


41 


cc 


That'll be after your first repressurization. 


02 27 


^^5 


c 


Say again. 


02 2/ 


47 


cc 


UKay. i5cx.ween your iirsT^ anu. secono. repressuriza- 
tion, in that wait period, we want you to put your 
radiator to BYPASS and then to FLOW after you re- 
pressurize the second time. 


02 27 


55 


c 


Roger. 


02 28 


28 


cc 


Okay. We're done with your Quantity Read. 


02 28 


50 


c 


Roger. 


02 28 




cc 


Okay. We 're not going to say anything to you on the 
groimd. If you need anything we '11 wait. 


02 28 


46 


c 


Okay. Listen, has Houston been advised yet that we': 
running a little late and we might not be ready at 
Hawaii. 


02 28 


55 


cc 


Okay. 




02 29 


09 


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02 29 


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02 29 


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Ok;:.y. ;ioui:tGn advised i.ii.tl, i T you are unable to 
make it,, take your evaluaLi: v. and we'll pick it up 
or) ■■.!!(; !:e>:fc pass. 

Roger. Understand that. 

All right. 

That's what we want to get clear. 
Roger. 

Okay. You don't have to acknowledge this — you're 
in a 89.2 by I55 orbit and it's a 4.8 day lifetime. 

Roger. 

Turn your Right Secondary 0^ OPEN, your Left Secon- 
dary 0^ CLOSED. 

Houston advises you can use any attitude you want 
for the Extravehiciaar Activity. 

There was no velcro put on the outdoor 16-rani camera. 
We sure could have used it. 



Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Go ahead 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 
Gemini 4 



Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM. 
Houston CAP COM, 
Houston CAP COM. 
this is Canton COM TECH. 
this is Canton COM TECH. 
Canton. Gemini 4. 

this is Canton. Stand by for Houston. 
Houston CAP COM. Do you read? 
this is Canton COM TECH. 
go ahead. 



Do you read? 
Do you read? 



Roger, Houston asks your status and asks if there ' s 
any change in your Flight Plan. 



25 



02 J+Y 23 


P 


There is no change and we're GO on EVA. We have 
the . . ■ cameras, ^.he gun, all the equipment assem- 
bled, we're coraplrting the final suit ... checks, 
and I believe we'll be ready to go. 


02 47 57 


cc 


Roger. 


02 50 28 


cc 


Gemini Hawaii CAP COM. 


02 50 56 


cc 


Gemini Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 


02 50 38 


c 


Roger, Hawaii, Gemini 4. I'm reading you loud and 
clear. 


no Jtn 
Uii pu 


rf 


'RctsTf^r. What is vour status? 


02 


p 


HAWAII 


r>c> "^o 




Hawaii, Gemini k. 


Uii ^VJ 


nc 


Go ahead, Gemini h. 


02 50 


C 


Next pass around. I don't think we want to try it. 


02 50 56 


cc 


Roger. Understand — ne::t pass around. 


02 51 02 


cc 


Roger. Gemini h. We're happy with that. 


02 51 55 


cc 


Gemini ^, Hawaii CAP COM. 


02 51 56 


c 


Stand by one. 


02 51 59 


c 


C'B.y, go ahead Hawaii. 


02 51 ^1 


cc 


Koger* J7-Lignij ao. vises go uctciL uu IiuxJ^Klx c^uxu 
cult until next rev. Then go back over Carnarvon. 


02 51 50 


c 


Roger. That's what we're doing right now. We Just 
couldn't quite hack it. 


02 51 52 


cc 


Roger. Understand . 


02 55 ^7 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. Standing by. 


02 55 50 


c 


Roger. We're getting back into sort of a semi- 
nornsl configuration here, /mything you need? 


02 55 57 


cc 


We have nothing for you. I will check with Houston. 


02 51* 00 


c 


Roger. 


02 5^ 25 


cc 


Gemini k, Hawaii. 


02 5^ 25 


c 


Go Hawaii, Gemini K. 




2h 



02 5^ 26 CC Be advised you'll probably bring up yotur computer 

over Texas and they will give you a h-h load. 

02 5*^ 35 C Okay. Very good. 

02 5'+ 55 CC That ' s all we have for you. 

02 5^ 57 C Thank you. We'll talk to you in about an hour and 

a half. 

02 5^ h± CC Roger. Hawaii out. 

02 57 05 C Jira McDivitt. Right now it's about T^'5 hours. 

When we came off the booster at SECO, we had rates 
of airound half a degree a second. I tried to damp 
them out and finally came off around SECO + 30 sec- 
onds. It seemed that as we carae off we might have 
come off with some other rates. What do you think, 
Ed? 

02 57 56 P Yes, we did. I wasn't watching as we came off, but 

it felt like we did come off. 

02 57 41 C Yes, at spacecraft separation. It seems to me we 

came off with some rates, the direction of which 
I couldn't really tell, but ... 

02 57 48 P Felt like we went this way to me. 

02 57 51 C Yes. 

02 57 52 P We didn't get a linear type forward separation. 

02 57 56 C Yes. 

02 57 58 C As we got tvirned around, we came right on arotind, 

and found ourselves about or WO feet from the • 
booster. I guess that was about right, wouldn't 
you say? 

02 58 08 P Yes. 

02 58 10 C I thrusted toward the booster about 5 ft /sec. tty 

separation burn was around the neighborhood of 6 or 
7 seconds. I thrusted at the booster for about 
5 or 6 ft/sec and then watched it as we were sepa- 
rating from it. I thrusted about another 3 ft/sec. 
Looked like we started closing — we started closing 
from off to the side and at about 6OO to 7OO feet, I 
guess. If you think any of these numbers are wrong 
just call out, 

02 59 50 P No. 




02 59 55 C 



02 59 59 


cc 


05 00 00 


p 


03 00 02 


c 


05 00 09 


cc 


05 00 09 


p 


05 00 10 


c 


05 00 15 


c 


05 00 17 


c 


05 00 19 


cc 


(Watch Timed) 


05 00 2k 


c 


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cc 


05 00 33 


c 


05 00 39 


cc 


03 00 50 


c 



03 01 15 cc 



And then it looked like all apparent motion had 
stopped and we were probatly closing. So I turned 
the spacecraft around and trade an attempt to aline 
the platform. In the meantime, the booster started 
dropping down below us at a rather obvious rate. 
So I gave up trying to aline the platform to line 
up and thrvist down toward the booster, and I retro- 
fired slightly to slow down with it. Once again, 
it looked like our rates were stopped. But by now 
we had drifted out to about 1000 feet or so. We 
then tracked the booster across Africa pointing 
down at it all the way. We got in to sunset pretty 
quick and at s\mset I guess we were at about 
1200 feet, Ed? 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

Yes, we were in fairly close. 

We were at 1200 feet and closing slightly. 

Gemini Houston CAP COM. 

I'll get them. 

Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h. 

As we went into nighttime we were 

Go ahead, Hoviston. Gemini h. 

Roger. Jim, you're going to be live as you make 
your pass across the States this time. 



Okay. Anything in particular you wanted me to say? ' 

Suit yourself. 

Okay. 

Hey> Jim. Could you give me an idea of how much 
you - what was the ratio of your thruster use, how 
much you used yoxur aft firing, and how much you used 
your forward firing thrusters back early in the 
Flight Plan? 

Yes. I'll gi^ you percentage. I used the top 
thrusters down for about 10 or 15 seconds, I guess. 
I used the aft firing ones almost the entire time 
aside from that. 

Roger. I copy. Ten or 15 seconds on the down, al- 
most all the rest of it on the aft. 



05 01 l8 


C 


Eight or 10 seconds on the forward firing ones, but 
that ' s ahout all. 


03 01 21 


cc 


Roger. 


(End of Watch Timing) 


05 01 29 


c 


I might add that we have seen the booster. It con- 
tinues to circle around with us, but it's just too 
far off to go get. 


0^ 01 55 


cc 


Roger. Hey, would you check your ACQ aid circuit 
breaker and make sure it's ON. 


05 01 57 


c 


Nfeke sure that It's OFF? 


rvi xA 
05 01 po 






05 01 41 


c 


Okay. It's OFF at this time. It's coming back ON. 


05 01 hh 


cc 


Okay. It's coming ON. 


05 01 If? 


c 


Negative. It's coming ON. 


05 01 49 


cc 


Roger. ON. 


03 01 51 


c 


Righto. 


05 02 09 


cc 


Hey, Jim, you do have yoiir computer ON, don't you? 


05 02 15 


n 
\J 


Negative. I don't have it ON. Do you want it ON 


05 02 15 




x\Oger. X LLL 11 X l> Wl*. n X j^wXIlgJ OvJ j^XVc jfxJtA CL *t"*t 

time. 


05 02 18 


c 


Ukay. x T>nougiiu we were going t>o geu XTi xaoer. 
I'll txim it ON at this time. 


05 02 23 


cc 


At PREEjAUl'JCH Mode. 


03 02 26 


c 


Roger. PRELAUNCH. 


03 02 45 


cc 


Computer light is on. We're ready. 


03 02 46 


cc 


Say again, Jim. 


03 02 47 


c 


I say, my computer light is on. We're ready. 


03 02 49 


cc 


Roger. 


03 03 Olf 


cc 


I think you did a smart thing back there. 


03 05 oa 


c 


Yes, Gus. It would have been a short flight if we'd 
kept chasing that mother around. 


03 03 12 


cc 


Yes. Sounds like you've been awfully busy the first 



couple of orbits, you know. 



27 



05 03 17 C It would have been impossible. We would never have 

done the EVA at all. 

03 05 29 C We're finally getting a change to look out here, Gus, 

and it's really nice. 

05 01+ 16 CC Hey, Jim. Jim, this is Houston. Hey, Gemini 

Houston CAP COM. 

05 Ok 2h C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini k. 

03 04 26 CC How about describing the way the cockpit is laid out 

now, with all of your gear out? 

05 Oh 55 C Okay. Well, we've got to the get-out position here, 

and when we finally called it quits it was obvious 
that we weren't going to make it at that time with- 
out really rtishing. I didn't want to do that. 

03 01+ kh CC Roger. 

05 04- 1^ C Ed has most of the equipment on hira right now. I've 

got the gun and the camera and the hatch fitting, the 
fitting to tie the two suit hoses together. Ed has 
all the ocher paraphernalia on hira right now, but he's 
on the suit circuit. He's got the Repress valve OFF 
and we're Just about all set to go. I think when we 
get about over Africa we 're going to go through the 
checklist again, and when we get to Carnarvon we'll 
be all set. 



03 05 22 


CC 


Roger. Have you taken any pictures yet? 


03 05 25 


C 


No. As a matter of fact, we really haven't had time 
to do much. 


05 05 28 


CC 


You haven't had any time yet, have you? 


03 05 30 


C 


It's a nice spacecraft though, Gus. 


03 05 35 


CC 


Good. Do you have the Shut- off valve on the chest- 
pack CLCSED? 


03 05 hO 


c 


Roger. It is. 


05 05 hi 


cc 


Okay. 


05 05 if4 


c 


Okay, did we get an update then? 


05 05 57 


cc 


Roger. It got in okay. 


03 06 21 


cc 


Gemini h. Gemini Houston. 


03 06 35 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston. 


05 06 45 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston. 


03 07 10 


cc 


Gemini Houston CAP COM. 



05 07 


15 


C 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini \, Do you read now? 


0^ 07 


15 


CC 


Roger, I lost you there for a minute. Say, you 
never did start to decompress, did you? 


05 07 


22 


C 


Say again. 


05 07 


2h 


CC 


Did you ever start decompressing? 


05 07 


26 


c 


Negative. We never started decompressing. 


05 07 


28 


CC 


Roger, understand. 


05 07 


48 


C 


Houston CAP COM, this is Gemini h. Looks like we're 
over Texas now, huh? 


05 07 


55 


CC 


You say you're coming right over Big T? 


05 07 


56 


C 


Roger 


05 07 


58 


CC 


See any of it? 


05 07 


59 


c 


Sure can. We're coming over the Gulf right now. 


05 08 


05 


CC 


Right over Gulf, huh? Has your weather been good 
around the orbit? 


05 08 


10 


C 


Frankly, we haven't really had time to look out too 
much 


05 08 


17 


CC 


Roger. Can you still see the booster? 


05 08 


19 


c 


I don't even know where it is right now, Gus. 


05 08 


21 


CC 


Roger. 


05 08 


25 


C 


We saw it just as we went into darkness. We stayed 




IT 








5P 


p 


darkness, but we haven't seen it since we came back 
out into the light. 


05 08 


59 


CC 


Roger, understand. You saw it on the dark side- 


05 09 


08 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


05 09 


10 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini 4- 


05 09 


11 


CC 


Roger. We Just switched remote. Is Ed still there? 


05 09 


16 


c 


Yes, he doesn't like to talk, I guess. 


05 09 


21 


p 


I'm sitting here enjoying the view. 


05 09 


24 


CC 


Roger. Do you get pretty heated up getting all that 
gear on? 


05 09 


27 


p 


I got ... we got pretty warm. 




29 



05 09 30 


CC 


How do you feel now? 


05 09 51 


P 


Fine. 


05 09 52 


CC 


Good. 


05 09 51 


CC 


You guys had any water to drink yet? 


r»x r\ri rx 
05 US^ 




]A 0 X V tir • 


0^ 1 n nil. 

Xv/ v*r 




Hey, Jim, we figure the hooster ought to he about 
52 miles ahead of you and 5 miles below you at this 
time. 


05 10 10 


c 


Thirty- two ahead and 5 below. 


05 10 12 


CC 


Roger. 


0^ 10 2Q 


p 


We 've got quite a good view of the whole state of 
Florida, and we're passing over it now. 


05 10 3*^ 


CC 


You've got Florida in sight, huh? 


05 10 35 


p 


V/e can see it from the top to the bottom. 


05 10 jy 




very guuu.. 


05 10 1^5 


p 


In fact, we're looking right down at the Cape now. 

Vj-kii r»*ir\ C^fk tlnP* 1 aiiripll POTHTll f*YPK OWTl tllf^T~&. It ' S 

q.uite clear. 


05 11 06 


CC 


Hey, Jim. Gemini h. 


03 11 11 


c 


Go ahead. 


05 11 14 


CC 


We'd like for you to turn your cabin heat exchanger 
ON mtil you get ready to decompress. And the fan. 


03 11 20 


c 


Roger. We're not getting hot if thf "^'s what you're 
womeci iiDuuL.. 


05 11 26 


CC 


Cabin temperature is getting up a 1 tie. 


05 11 28 


c 


Okay. 


05 11 


c 


Houston CAP COM, Gemini h. 


05 12 46 


CC 


Go ahead. 


05 12 51 


CC 


This is Houston. Go ahead. 


05 12 52 


c 


Roger. How about turning the computer OFF again? 


05 12 57 


CC 


Affimeitive, turn it OFF. Don't forget to drink 
some water now. 


05 13 06 


c 


Yes. Can we tvim the computer OFF? 


05 13 08 


CC 


Roger. Turn the computer OFF. 


05 15 28 


c 


Houston. Gemini 4, do you read? 




Roger, we read you. Go ahead. 
Roger. How about turning the oomputer OFF? 
Roger, turn OFF the computer.' 
Okay." 

Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h. 

Hey, your cabin temperature came down 10^ since 
you turned yomr heat exchanger ON. 

Roger. 

Gemini ^, Houston. 
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h. 

As you cone over Ascension I want to try to give you 
a check '-here. The air-ground remote hasn't worked 
too wel'L. today but we sure would like to get that 
one up. 

Roger, we'll be waiting. 
Roger. 

Woiold 70U advise, we've both had a drink, and I had 
10 swaalows. 

05 16 51 CC Roger. 

03 2.1 h2 P We've got another sighting on the booster. It looks 

like it's just about horizontal with us and right 
straight out in front of ut. 

03 27 ^ C Small-end- forward. 

03 27 ^9 P We are going sroall- end- forward and it looks like it's 

very close to our orbit. 

05 27 58 C And It's at about 5:28 elapsed time. 

03 29 43 P The lights on the booster are still blinking. I can 

see them at this time. 

05 5^+ 00 C We're just at 3+>^ right now. Just going into dark- 

ness. The sunlight has been shining on the nose of 
the spacecraft with smaOJ.- end- forward, just about. 
Actually, we're 30^ left of being straight ahead, 
small-end-forward. And the way the sun was shining 
on the edge of the booster .... spacecraft was 
causing a reflection, just like someone had a mirror 
there and was shining it straight ahead. 



05 13 50 




03 13 32 


C 


03 13 3^ 


CC 


03 13 37 


C 


05 15 5^ 


CC 


03 15 55 


C 


05 15 56 


CC 


03 16 02 


c 


05 16 29 


CC 


05 16 35 


C 


03 16 3^ 


CC 


03 16 hi 


c 


03 16 


CC 


03 16 1^5 


c 



51 



05 J'l- 


"p 

ir 


Yoc +>ia-l-'f; wliat, that last time, Jim. 


rvz Ttli Jtl 

0^ M-i 




A "bunch of "bhunderstorms out on the horizon- 


03 54 51 


c 


Okay- We get to Carnarvon at 5:58- That's when 

\JQ re EO 1 A l#L WW psC^ ^ ' J 1 VJW» M C 0 vCkl. W \J XJLA. f 

surization right there. What we're going to do is 
that we're going to open the Repress, tighten your 
helraet , 


05 35 17 


p 


TJn. rTr\+- r\r\f^ 1"Vi"l T P'"r+. "hfi c\ci in "hhf*- stPTis- Wp*^ve 
got to take these off, Jim. 


05 55 20 


c 


Take what off? 


05 55 21 


p 


The siolt pressure lines and put them on the Inter- 
connect. 


05 55 25 


c 


Yes, that's not yet though . 


05 55 28 


p 


Do you have the interconnect over there handy? 


03 55 29 


c 


Yes, I've got it right here. 


03 35 50 


p 


Okay, 


05 35 51 


c 


This is in the egress. 


03 35 31 


p 


All right. 


05 35 32 


c 


When we start at Carnarvon. 


05 35 3^ 


c 


Open the Repress Valve. Okay, this is what we're 
going to do. nexmex; xiiea. on. 


03 55 30 


r 


les. 


03 55 ^ 






y>-T iK liX 

05 35 ^5 


r) 


R-i rrVl+ 

r\ignx.. 


03 35 ^ 




TH a/^nnn*»ft inlet and outlet ECS hoses. Remove vour 
int ere onnec t . 


05 56 ll^ 


c 


Okay, let's see. Remove the interconnect. Inter- 
connect the two ECS hoses ... by your elhow. 


03 36 2U 


p 


Okay. 


03 36 24 


c 


Pack Primary 0^ OPEN. 


05 36 28 


p 


Roger. 


03 36 29 


c 


Not yet. 


03 36 50 


p 


No. 


03 36 33 


c 


EVA Emergency Shut off OPEN. 


03 56 36 


p 


Roger. Check the FLOW. 




32 



03 56 


57 


c 


Check the emergency FLOW and then back to CLOSED. 


05 56 


58 


p 


Roger. 


05 56 


1^0 


c 


Recheck yoior suit, yoxir pack, and tether. 


03 56 




p 


Roger. 


05 56 




c 


Recheck yoiir face-plate closed and locked. Helmet 



locked, gloves on, inlet-outlet "Y", and ECS hoses 
free. And then I'll have a Command Pilot Suit Check, 

which I've already done on to check the flow. 

Hatch lock OPEN. Then you've got your other things 
to check. When we actually start the Depressuriza- 
tion Mode, Cahln Vent valve go to 2 psi, then we 
close the vent valve. Then we install both blood 
pressure pump plugs, which I don't seem to be able 
to find. 



03 58 


05 


c 


Gee, I don't even have one on my suit. 


05 58 


07 


p 


I don't have one either, Jim. 


05 58 


15 


c 


Swell, 


03 58 


18 


p 


Aw, baloney- 


03 58 


23 


p 


I sure don't see one. 


03 38 


50 


c 


Nope, I don't have one. 


05 58 


31 


p 


I don't either, unless it's up under my cover. 


05 58 


^2 


c 


No, you don't have one, Ed.' 


05 38 




p 


The hole's not big enotigh but still you ought to 
have one. 


03 58 


50 


c 


Right. 


05 59 


00 


p 


Neither of our stilts have the blood pressxire cuff 
blood pressiure plug 


03 59 


07 


p 


And we jiist had a very pretty raoonset. 


05 39 


00 


c 


Just a casual comment here. We looked out and 
thought we saw the horizon. It turned out. It wa£ 
obviously air glow. We could see the stars well I 
low its edge. 


05 hs 


10 


c 


We'll talk about this some more later when we get 



more time. 




3? 



05 50 07 P We noticed the old familiar pulsing in the suits 

when we had the RECIRC closed all the way down and 
our dampers that time were open full in both suits. 
It was the same type of a pulsation that occurred 
in altitude chamber and which was^ I believe, du-^ 
plicated in the testing. 

02 50 55 P Cabin pressure seems to hold around h.Q to 5-0^ 

right on the bottom. Also, our Left Secondary Oxy- 
gen is pretty high, looks like it's up around 5^0- 
Been that way ever since we started. 



CARNARVON 



03 57 




cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 




05 57 




c 


Go ahead, Carnarvon- Gemini k. How 


do you read? 


05 57 


58 


cc 


Loud and ci.ear. Will you t\arn you cabin fan OFF, 
heat exchanger full warm? 


05 57 


kk 


c 


Carnarvon, Gemini h. 




05 57 


k6 


cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 




05 57 


50 


cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. Over. 




05 57 


59 


c 


Hello, Carnarvon. Hello, Carnarvon. 


Gemini k. 


03 58 


01 


cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 




05 58 


oh 


c 


Roger, Carnarvon. Gemini k. How do 


you read? 


05 58 


07 


cc 


Loud and clear. How me? Over. 




03 58 


08 


c 


Loud and clear. 




03 58 


10 


cc 


Roger. Will you t\am your cabin fan 
exchanger full warm? 


OFF. Heat 


03 58 


15 


c 


Roger. 





03 58 18 cc Roger. We'd like a blood pressure from the Command 

Pilot. 

03 58 50 P The cabin fan does give a noticeable squeal when 

it's on. I notice now that the fan is off. I 
notice a definite decrease. 

05 58 35. CC What's your status on EVA? 

05 58 37 C The status is GO for EVA. 



3^ 



0^ s8 

j\j jy 


CC 


Okay. You're GO for EVA from here. Stand by for 
decompression — correction, depressurization. Can 
you give us a blood pressvire" On the Command Pilot.' 


05 58 '4-3 


c 


The statTjLS is GO for EVA. 


03 58 1^5 


p 


The cabin appears to be venting at about 5- 3- Jvist 
heard the vent valve going for Eee Vaa. 


03 58 ^9 


c 


Roger. I'm going to try to give you a blood pressure 
right now. 


0^ "sfi 51 
>tj ^j. 


CC 


All right. 


0^ SQ 1'5 
Jy -^J 


CC 


Okay. Keep coming, it's coming up. 


SQ ?U 
•Jj? 7^ 


CC 


You are up to full-scale. 




CC 


Can you give me about 10 seconds on your Quantity 
Read switch, please? 


05 59 57 


p 


Quantity Read Is ON. 


03 59 58 


CC 


Roger. 


Oi*- 00 08 


p 


Quantity Read is OFF. 


0\ 00 10 


CC 


Roger. 


04 00 16 


CC 


Okay. We got a good blood pressure from you. 


04 00 19 




lOUX ftxgm/ oeconcLciij oihjuj_u. uc Kj^tM^i o-uu. jfuui 


04 00 26 


p 


That is affirmative. That's the configuration. The 
left is Ci^EDj the right is OPEN. 


04 00 51 


c 


We have a GO to start decompression, is that right? • 


04 00 54 


CC 


That's affirmative for decompression and a GO for 
EVA. 


04 00 37 


C 


Roger call again near Hawaii. 


04 00 41 


CC 


Roger. Very good. 


04 01 02 


CC 


We'd like for you to turn your Quantity Switch to 
K riA 1 J xroni now on uuui-l one cucl oj. Xtiie i:iv.h.* 


04 01 07 


CC 


Okay. I got it on. 


04 01 10 


CC 


I'll be standing by here on the ground and keep the 
conversation down. 


04 01 15 


c 


Roger. 


Ol^ 07 21 


p 


Okay. 


04 07 24 


c 


Hatch lock OPEN. 



35 



Ohr 07 29/ 


P 


oh 07 50 


c 


04 07 55 


c 


Ok 07 38 


p 


Ol4- 07 1+2 


c 


Oil 07 45 


p 


OU 07 


c 



04 08 00 
04 08 09 
04 08 10 
04 08 12 
04 08 22 
04 10 45 
04 10 48 



P 
C 
P 
C 
C 
P 
P 



04 10 50 


P 


04 10 55 


C 


04 10 55 


P 


04 11 02 


c 


04 11 10 


p 


04 11 12 


c 


04 11 17 


p 


04 11 21 


p 


04 11 24 


c 


04 11 26 


p 


04 11 29 


c 



Hatch locks are OPEN. 
Okay. 

Don your other thermal gloves. I guess you got one 
of them. 

The thernal gloves didn't work out too had, Jim. 
Yes. Okay. We're going to vent the cabin now. 
Yes. 

Two psi. Did you get that, Ed? We're going 

to close vent valve and we're going to check those 
blood pressure readings that we have. We're going 
to check the suits for leaks at 2 psi. Check yoiirs 
to make sure that suit .... one. Okay? 

Ready to go. 

Hear the valve? 

Roger. 

Carnarvon, do you still read Gemini 4? 

Are we 

Okay. 

I hear it — I'll keep mine... where do you. ..oh, you 
want mine? All. right, I'm sorry, Jim- 
All right. 
Okay. 

Roger, we're in a vacuum now and the right suit is , 
holding at 4 and the flow is satisfactory. I'm not 
overly warm. 

Okay. We've got the cabin vent valve open 

cabin at zero. Time to unlock the hatch. 

Roger. Time to unlock the hatch. 



Well, the thing about it, I've got to do something 
with the cabin 

Okay. 

What are we going to do with ? 

Hold on to it, cause I can't it. 



56 



01+ 11 50 


C 


What's the matter? Isn't it working? 


ok 11 55 


P 


Uh huh. 


Ok 11 55 


p 


work up here. 


Oil 12 02 


C 


unlocked 


01^ 12 05 


P 


Yes, I know they're unlocked. 


Oh 12 07 


P 


I'll look again. 


0J+ 19 09 


P 


That's why I had these gloves rnade this way so I 
could take them off. 


Olj. 12 12 


c 


Right. 


ok 12 17 


c 


you're staying up with It, buddy. 


OU 12 19 


P 


What? 


Ok 12 2k 


p 


That's up. 


Ok 12 26 


c 


Say again. 


01^ 12 28 


p 


They're both on UP. 


Ok 12 31 


c 


Okay. 


Oi+ 12 U5 


G 


Now you have 


0^4- 12 55 


P 


I know it. 


oi^ 15 07 


P 


Three cycles. 


04 15 08 


C 


Okay, let me stand by for a minute here and get the 
controls. 


Ok 13 29 


P 


to LOCK so we can get on it. Okay now, that'; 

working. 


nJ+ 1^ 


c 


Take it easv. Ed 


nil 1 k OQ 


c 


Woke up? 


L/'t -LH- J—L 


p 

IT 


Y*»R iiist wait a minute. 


04 I** X't 






04 14 18 


p 


Are they doing anything? 


04 l4 19 


c 
p 


Are they moving? 


04 l4 22 


c 


No, they're not moving a bit. 


04 i4 24 


c 


Think we're 


04 l4 32 


p 


Hold these a minute, will you? 




ok ih 56 


c 


Just take it easy. If we don't make it this time, 
we'll make it next time. 


0I+ 11+ 58 


p 


Roger. Next time around. 


oh Ik kl 


c 


Or tomorrow. 


Ok Ik 1+5 


c 


You can't see too well with that visor on either, 




can you? 


Oh lk 

VJ'r J,*T 


p 


They're both on UNLOCK. 


nil n c: T f) 
UM- J.^ J.W 


c 




oi^ 15 17 


p 


Are they moving, Jim? 


o4 15 19 


c 


Stand "by. I can't see 


ok 15 27 


c 


Negative, it looks like they're not moving at all. 


ou 15 45 


p 


Looks like that thing isn't moving. 


oi<- 15 45 


p 


I'll take it easy a minute. 


oi+ 15 ka 


c 


Yes, no sweat. 


Ok 16 08 


c 


You know, it's a good thing we can't get it open 
and not close. 


Ok 16 10 


p 


Yes. 


oi^ 16 15 


c 


Let's not leave it OFF. 


Olv 16 17 


p 


I'm on LOCK now. 


o4 16 2h 


c 


Where 're you going? 


Ok 16 33 


p 


This is the fi-'-c time it's ever failed this way. 


ok 16 36 


c 


Sure is. 


16 59 


c 


No it isn't either. It failed that way up at 
NfcDonnell. 


Oil 16 42 


p 


So that it wouldn't move at all? 


o4 16 1+3 


c 


Yes. 


04 16 45 


p 


So it was just free swiveling. 


04 16 k& 


c 


Yes, it — I know what the trouble is. It's a spring 
pushing it back. 


ok 17 00 


c 


I think it will be all right. 


04 17 02 


c 


Let me go to MANUAL and 


o4 17 30 


p 


I got it, Jim. 


04 17 31 


c 


Wait a second. 


o4 17 33 


p 


Okay- 



ok 17 56 P You got it? 

Ok 17 57 C Yes, I got it. 

Ok 17 59 P All right. 

Ol4- 17 to C Okay, now make sure you get that mother back on. 

Oil 17 k^ P Back in LOCK. 

Ok n kk C All the way? 

Ok 17 P Yes. 

Ok IT kQ C Okay. You got it LOCKED, UKLOCKED all the way then? 

OJi- 17 50 . P Yes, I do, Jim. 

Ok 17 55 P They're all back in LOCK now? 

Ok 17 56 P Okay. I 'ra going to take it easy now. 

04 18 00 C Yes, do that. Now, I want to get the spacecraft 

right-side up and leave that last 

Oil 18 Ol| P What a view I By golly. You can see the black sky 

up above. 

04 18 10 C Okay, Just a second- Let me get the spacecraft 

where I want it. 

04 18 12 P All right. 

04 18 17 P Door's a little harder to move than I thought. 

04 18 21 P Yes. 

04 18 28 P It sure Is clear and crystal smooth. 

04 18 55 P Are we on VOX, Jim? 

04 18 56 C Something j\ist fell out. 

04 18 58 P It was a bolt. 

04 18 4l C No, It was a big white thing. 

04 18 45 P It's my it's adrift probably, huh? 

04 18 44 G What? 

04 18 45 P It's ray lanyard. 

04 18 48 C No, I thought I saw it floating away 

04 18 51 C Oh, yes. You can 

04 19 00 P Okay, my visor's down. 

04 19 12 C Okay, take it easy. 

04 19 l4 P Right. 



Oh 10 IQ C 

,.. ! 'j^ I I'.", g-ii^fb J'-it- there install '.i.e j^nercis, Jir.. 

OU 19 56 C Okay. 

Oh 19 41 P The sun's very bright back this way. 

0). 19 )*5 C Is it? 

01+ 19 P Yes. 

OU 19 ii6 C your visor. 

0J+ 19 U8 P Got ray visor down. 

Oh 19 50 C Your foot. 

Oh 19 52 P Huh? 

OU 19 55 C You're going to have to watch your foot. 

Oh 19 57 P Okay. 

20 00 P You see, I have to turn all around to do this, Jim. 

Oif 20 02 C Yes, I know. 

OU 20 04 C Just move it all over the equipment there. 

OU 20 05 P All right, 

OI+ 20 17 P I can see your thrusters firing. 

Ol4- 20 Zh P We're taking some pictures now. 

04 20 36 P Am I clobbering the switches, Jim? 

04 20 38 C Yes, you're really all over 'em, Ed. 

04 20 4l P Okay. Hand me the umbilical guard. 

04 20 45 C Take it easy now. You sound like you're pulsing. 

04 20 49 P No, I'm in good shape. 

04 20 50 C Listen, hold it. Hold it. Hold it. 

04 20 55 P You got it throiigh? 

04 20 56 C No, hold on. 

04 21 00 P Roger. Got plenty of time. Boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! 

04 21 02 C Pretty neat, huh? 

04 21 03 P Yes, it's somethirig! 

04 21 05 C Think we're T/M Here, I got one of your gloves 

I got both of your gloves. 

04 21 09 P Yes, I don't even need them right now. 



ho 




Ok 21 17 


C 


0<%y the T/M. Tliey're calling back now. 


OU 21 29 


P 


Ao 'Ole l^zn .v' c,i?.yr, , :^ . : j : -e work on'. In 
space. It isn't very much, but I'm doing something. 


Oh 21 35 


c 


Pretty black out there, isn't it? 


ok 21 56 


p 


Yes. 


Ol* 21 3Q 


p 


Okay, I turned the camera off, so I would save it. 


04 21 


p 


Oh, I just knocked it off the mount. 


Ol*. 21 4a 


c 


Did you? 


04 21 50 


p 


Yes, I'll go back and get it. 


04 21 55 


c 


Tell me. How do you like this glass? 


04 21 57 


p 


That's fine. 


04 22 02 


p 


You Icnov, I'm klnda glad I got the visor on 

for the work I'm doing. 


04 22 07 


c 


Pretty "bright? 


04 22 09 


p 


Well, I'm looking right into it. 


04 22 17 


c 


Your jiggling around actually moves the spacecraft. 


04 22 19 


p 


Does it? I can see it pulsing. 


04 22 29 


p 


Okay. I'm going to feed the iimbilical out. 


04 22 51 


c 


Okay. Be careful you don't trip some of the switches 
Let me give it to you. 


04 22 37 


p 


Okay, Feed her out slow. 


04 22 45 


c 


Okay. I'"/e got 


04 22 4a 


p 


All right. 


04 22 55 


c 


HAWAII 


04 23 05 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. 


04 23 l4 


c 


Hawaii, do you read Gemini 4? 


04 25 17 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii. 


04 23 19 


c 


Hello, Hawaii. Hello, Hawaii. Gemini 4, How do 
you read? 


04 23 22 


cc 


Roger. Read you loud and clear. Can you give us 
a status on your decompression? 





1^1 



ou 25 


24 


C 


We're going to put you on RECORD so the whole world 
can hear this later on. 


OI+ 25 


26 


P 


All right. 


ok 23 


28 


C 


Hawaii, Gemini 4. Do you read? 


01+ 25 


50 


c 


You're on RECORD. We're on CONTINUOUS INTERPHONE- 
POSH TO TALK. Still on UHF. 


oh 25 


50 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Read you loud and clear. 
How me? 


oh 25 


52 


c 


Very good, Ed. Very good. 


oi+ 25 


58 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you read? 


oi+ 25 


59 


c 


Stand by one. 


oil 2ll 


40 


cc 


Gemini 4, Havs,il CAP COM. Read you loud and clear. 
What is your status on decorapression? 


Ol4- 2h 


46 


c 


Hello, Hawaii, Hello, Hawaii. Gemini 4. Do you • 
read? 


Ok 2k 


51 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Read you loud and clear. 
How ro;? 


Ok 2k 


54 


c 


Loua and clear. We're on VOX. I guess you aren't 
getting us on VOX. 


Ok 2k 


57 


cc 


Roger. We just now received you. What is yovir 
status on decorapression? 


Ok 25 


02 


c 


Got the outside 60-ram camera mounted, and he's 
cTpff TniT thp jnin readv rlcht now. 


ok P'S 


OQ 


cc 


Roger. I understand. Can you give us a reading on 
emergency 0^ ? 


Ol* ?'^ 


16 


cc 


Did you copy, Gemini 4? 


04 25 


18 


c 


Roger. You mean the emergency 0^ in Ed's bottle? 


Ok 25 


21 


cc 


Affirmative. 


04 25 


22 


c 


This one's full and 


o4 25 


25 


p 


It's 34 right now (34O0 psi) 


04 25 


26 


c 


It's 34 right now. 


o4 25 


30 


c 


Say something. 


ok 25 


51 


p 


It's 34 right now. Hasn't changed a step. How do 
you read? 


01+ 25 


36 


cc 


Roger. Read you loud and clear Pilot. How me? 





oh 25 


56 


P 


Outside the spacecraft, ar. a ■^.- •"r of fact. 


Ok 25 


42 


CC 


Rog,-?r. Understand. 


Oh 26 


07 


c 


Roger. He has the hatch open. He's standing in 
the seat. 


Ok 26 


11 


cc 


Roger. Understand. Houston will give you a GO or 
NO GO to exit spacecraft over Guayinas. Did you 
copy? 


Ok 26 


26 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. 


0I+ 26 


28 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini 4. 


26 


30 


cc 


Roger. Did you copy my last? Houston will give 
ycu GO-NO GO to exit spacecraft over Guayinas. 


04 26 


56 


c 

cc 


Roger. Everything looks good here. What do you 
think? 

We're happy with it. 


o4 26 


42 


cc 


Everything looks good on the ground, Gemini 4. 


ok 26 


46 


c 


Very good. 


oJ+ 27 


19 


c 


Our ECS is still good. It's reading still 50 per- 
cent. Looks like we're not even using any. 


oJi 27 


26 


cc 


We concur on the ground. 


27 




c 


When he's moving around out there, he's really rock- 
ing the spacecraft around. 


ou 27 


55 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 


01^ 28 


11 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. 


oh 28 


15 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini 4. 


ou 28 


14 


cc 


Rog^r. We just had word from Houston. We're ready 
to have you get out whenever you're ready. Give xis> 
a mark when you egress the spacecraft. 








nirra-ir W** ' IT** crri"t* miT» GO nnv T«; "l"Vifl+" T^'icrlTi-*? 


Oh 28 


26 


cc 


Affirmative. 


olf 28 


27 


c 


Okay. 


oU 28 


39 


cc 


Be sure and give us a mark when he eggresses. 


01^ 28 


45 


c 


Okay. We're still doing a little work right here. 


04 28 


45 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 


Oh 29 


14 


p 


All right. 




ok 29 21 


c 


You're in RECORD and CONTINUOUS INTERPHONE- PUSH TO 
TALK. I'm on UHF. How are you doing? 


oh 29 2h 


p 


I'm in good shape. 


Ok 29 25 


C 


Okay 


0I+ 29 23 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. What is your status now? 


29 50 


c 


Roger. We're about ready to start getting out. 
Ed just got one of his gloves hack on. He'll put 
another one on and then he'll be ready to go. 


nil OQ 
U4 j):? 


p 


I'm not going to carry it, Jim. I don't need it. 


nli PQ ^fl 


c 


You're not going to carry it? 


C\k PQ liO 


c 


Okay. We're all set, Ed, right now. Ready to go 
out slowly. 


nil. PQ lii 

*^^*T *TX 


cc 


Can vou reneat . Gemini k1 


Olj. PQ k'\ 


p 


Yes, 


04 29 


c 


Listen, do you want me to get the spacecraft In any 

n+h^fc-r fl-f--m"nrl^* rrr r^nes this look okav? 


r\)\ 00 JlA 
Uh- ^tO 


p 


Tinr^lre i^Vov .T^ in 


oij- 29 50 


c 


Okay. I'll tell you when. 


oJf 29 50 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Can you repeat your last 
tm.n<?Tni <;^'T on? 


nli PQ SP 
jiL 


p 


I ' m readv. 


C\k PQ 

VJt CLy 


c 


Okay, stand by one. I want to get my timer set. 
I'll give you a GO in just about 2 minutes - or less 


Ok 29 59 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 


Oi^ 30 00 


p 


I'm going to have to let the camera run out because 
it's too hard to work. 


Oi^ 30 02 


c 


Okay, just a second. 


oif 50 06 


p 


Ready. 


04 50 07 


c 


Okay, go ahead. 


04 30 11 


cc 


Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 


ok 50 19 


p 


Okay. I'm separating from the spacecraft. 


04 50 21 


c 


Okay. He's separated from the spacecraft at this 
time, Hawaii. 


04 30 25 


c 




04 30 26 


p 


Okay. feet are out. 



Cih 07 


n 




/%|, -irs nci 
UM- £iy 


p 


T -fVi-fr-ib- T'm H iTfT-t no* 3 1 T t"."h1 ^Ci T Hon^i". ;*rfini". 

to fire the gun yet. 


oh 50 55 


c 




04 30 56 


p 


Okay. I'm out. 


04 50 50 


Lr 


ujitEiy, lie s Out*. tie j^xuti l.j.u^ j-xetr- 


04 50 ^ 




UKfly ■ X pUX S XI b uXC X u J — L xii J uuuiv io x^J.^iio uuu* 


olf 50 50 


c 


Very good. 


31 00 


p 


Am I In your view, Jimbo? 


OJ* 51 02 


c 


Well, you know I can't see 


04 31 04 


p 


Don't sweat it. I'll come to you. 


04 31 12 


c 


uops I insr© goes youx gxuvc. ntJ-Lx^ we j_l jusx; xco 
It go. 


04 31 14 


P 


All right. 


o4 51 19 


P 


Okay. I rolled off and I'm rolling to the right now. 
Under my own influence. There goes a — looks like 
a thermal glove, Jim. 


04 51 26 


c 


It is, Ed. 


04 51 28 


p 


All right. Nov, I've come above the spacecraft and 
I'm under my own control. 


04 5-'- ^5 


r 


xxj reaxj.y xooks lunny bO see my gj-ove ouu unere, oim. 


04 51 4o 


C 


Does it? 


04 51 50 


P 


Yes. Okay, I'd better get over. Okay, I'm coming 
over. 


04 32 00 


C 


Okay. Stand by. 


04 52 02 


P 


See roe yet? 


04 32 04 


C 


No, sure don't. 


04 32 05 


P 


Huh? 


04 52 07 


P 


Oh, there you are. I can spin around now. 


04 32 12 


C 


Okay. Just a second. You're right in front, Ed. 
You look beautiful. 


o4 32 16 


P 


I feel like a million dollars. All right we'll pitch 
up and yaw left. I'm coming back to you. 


04 52 16 


CO 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


04 32 24 


C 


Stand by. I get the swizzle stick out of here. 



4 



oh 52 


25 


cc 


Gemini k, Hovtston CAP COM. 


0I+ 52 


51 


p 


Okay. I put in a little bit too much pitch there. 


oh 32 


36 


p 


The gun works real great, Jim. 


Oh 52 


58 


c 


Let me get over where I can see you, Ed. 


oh 52 


ko 


p 


Take It easy now. You're in a vacuum. 


Oh 32 


ko 


cc 


Gemini h, Hoiastou CAP COM. 


o4 52 


h2 


c 


Ha! Ha? No, I want to get the spacecraft on the 
horizon. 


oh 32 


hi 


p 


All right. 


oi^ 32 


50 


p ' 


Okay. I'll come in and take a look at you now. 


04 52 


52 


c 


Wait a second. Let me take your picture. 


oh 32 


52 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


oi+ 52 


55 


p 


Just a minute — Just a minute. 


oh 33 


Ok 


p 


This gun is very good. 


ok 






Is it? 


oh 


08 


PC 


Gemini k Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


Oh 33 


09 


p 


Yes. I've got me upside down. Now I see ray glove 
is departing. 


oU 33 


11^ 


CC 


Gemini if, Houston CAP COM. 


ok 35 


16 


p 


Okay. Dcin't fire the thrusters. 


OU 33 


16 


c 


Okay. Don't. I'm going on. Who's calling 

Gemini k' 


ok 33 


20 


CC 


HoTiston CAP COM. Has he eggressed? 


ok 33 


2k 


c 


He's out, Gus and it's really nifty. Listen, cxir 
VOX doesn't work very well, and I don't seem to 
read anybody. You will have to relay. The gun 

out front, back under the nose, and he's back out 
again. 


Ok 35 


31^ 


CC 


Say again. 


ok 35 


55 


c 


work very well, but I don't think he can read 

anybody. So I'll have to relay. The gun works 
swell. He ' s been able to maneuver all over — out 
front, back under the nose, and he's back out again. 


Ok 35 


h5 


cc 


That's great! 


ok 33 


h^ 


c 


Fd? 



00 55 ^ P 

OU 55 C Let me try VOX again. Say something. 

Ok 55 52 P Hello, Gus. How do you read, CAP COM? 

04 55 56 C Hey, Gus, do you read? 

ok 55 58 CO I read you now, Ed. 

OU 5U- 00 C It's not really working, Ed. 

Ok ^k 02 P AH right. 

Ok 5U Ok C Okay. Listen, I still can't see you out there. 

OI+ 51*. 05 CC It's working. Keep talking. 

Ok ^k OT P AXL right. I've drifted off to the side. I think 

we're going to have I'm taking pictures now, 

Jim. 

Ok ^k 11 CC Gemini k, it's working. Keep talking. 

Ok ^k n C Okay. 

ok 5U 15 C Make that flag look pretty. 

Gk 54 19 P Yes. 

OU 514- 21 P Okay. I'm right by the stub antenna now. 

04 5U 2k CC Gemini k, keep talking. It's working. 

0I4. 54 2k C Okay. Let me get some to you, Ed. I ought 

to be getting some tremendous pictures of you. Let 
me try again with the Hasselblad. 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

Okay. I think I've exhausted ray air now. 

Okay. 

Stay right there. 

I had very good control with it. I just needed 
more air. 

Okay. Stand by. Let me take a couple of pictures, 
ole buddy. 

All right. 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 
Go ahead, Gus. 

Tell him to keep talking. We're receiving Ed 
through your VOX. 



Ok 54 50 


CC 


ok 54 51 


p 


ok 54 55 


c 


ok 54 56 


c 


ok 54 ko 


p 


ok j)k 45 


c 


ok 54 k8 


p 


ok 3k 52 


CC 


Ok 54 5^ 


c 


ok 54 58 


CC 



oh 55 


00 


p 


Are you reading me, CAP COM? 


0^^ 35 


01 


p 


Gus:' 


Oh 55 


02 


c 


Okay. We're going to VOX now. 


Oh 35 


0J+ 


c 


Okay, Ed. They're receiving you. 


Oh 35 


07 


p 


Okay. 


Oh 35 


09 


c 


Tell them what you think. 


Oif 55 


10 


p 


That's right, CAP COM, it's very 



wibli the gun. The only problem I have is that I 
haven't got enoiigh fuel. I've exhausted the fuel 
now and I was able to maneuver myself around the 
front of the spacecraft, back, and maneuver right 

up to the top of the adapter. Just about 

came back into Jim's view. The only thing I wish 
is that I had more. This is the greatest experi- 
ence I've it's Just tremendou.'j ! Right now 

I'm standing on my head, and I'm looking right down, 
and it looks like we're coming up on the coast of 
California. I'm going into a slow rotation to the 
right. There is absolutely no disorientation as- 
sociated with it. 



Oh 55 52 


c 


One thing about it, when Ed gets out there and 
starts wiggling aroimd, it sure nakss the space- 
craft toijgh to control. 


Oh 36 02 


P 


I feel just about like a i.ornmercial. 


Oh 36 05 


cc 


Is he taking pictures? 


Oh 36 11 


cc 


Take some pictures. 


01+ 36 12 


p 


Okay. I'm going to work on getting some pictures, 
Jim. 


Oh 36 Ih 


c 


Okay. Get cut in front where I can see you again. 


Oh 36 16 


p 


Yes. 


Oh 56 18 


c 


I've only got about three on the Kasselblad. 


Oh 56 20 


p 


Okay. 


Oh 36 22 


c 


Where are you? 


oh 36 21+ 


p 


Right out in front now, I don't have the control 
I had any more without that gun. 


01+ 36 28 


c 


Yes, I noticed that. 


01+ 36 51 


p 


On the tether. 


01+ 56 31 


cc 


You've got about 5 minutes. 



i*8 

Ok 56 53 P But I want to get out and shoot sorr.e good pictures. 

I'm not satisfied with that. Okay, I'm drifting 
down underneath the spacecraft. 

01+ 56 40 C Okay. I'm going to start firing the thrusters now. 

Ok 36 U5 P All right. There's no difficulty in recontacting 

the spacecraft. It's all very soft, particularly 
as long as you move nice and slow. I'm very thank- 
ful to have the experience. It's great, Gus. Right 
now I'm right on top of the spacecraft — just above 
Jim's window. I'll bring myself in and put myself 
out into your view, Jim. 

Oh 57 09 C Okay. Hold it and I'll take your picture. 

Ok 57 2k P Right now I could maneuver much better if I didn't 

have the gun with the camera on it, because I have 
to tie one hand up with it. 

Ok 57 51 C Oka/. Stay right there if you can. 

Ok 57 U7 C Okay, do you want me to maneuver for you now, Ed? 

ok 57 50 P No, I think you're doing fine. What I'd like to do 

is get all the way out, Jim, and get a picture of 
the whole spacecraft. I don't seem to be doing 
that. 

04 58 00 C Yes, I noticed that. You can't seem to get far 

enough away. 

Oil 58 02 P No. 

OU 58 05 C Where are you now? Am I clear to thrust a little 

bit? 

Ok 58 07 P No, don't thrxist now. 

Ok JtQ 12. C Okay. Ed, just free-float arovmd. Right now we're 

pointing just about straight down at the ground. 

ok 58 ik P Okay, now I'm taking a look back at the adapter and 

equipment back there. I can see the separation 
plane; it's quite clean. The thrusters are clean. 
The thermal paint, the thermal stripping looks quite 
good. Also, the velcro that we put on seems to be 
in good shape right by the camera. I'm coming back 
down on the spacecraft. I can sit up here and see 
the whole California coast. 



oil- 38 58 P Okay. Now I'm going to go out and s.ee how much 

if I've got enough harness. 

O^l- 39 26 P The sky sure is black. 




fiJi "^Q '^h. 


n 


'Tf-v F,H fan vnn see into the rif;ht-]"iand hatch, 
right now? 


oh 39 57 


p 


No. 


o!+ 59 58 


C 


Av, shoot! 


ok 59 i+l 


P 


Let me work on back. Listen, it's all the differ- 






ence in the world with this gun. V/hen that gun was 
worKj.ngj X was roaneuverjuiig t-^ i^'uaiu.. 


04 59 50 


c 




ok 59 52 


p 


Ye s . Okay. 


04 40 20 


P 


contacted. 


04 40 ,^2 




les . 


04 40 24 


■n 

r 


now are you. doing uuurU.j* 


Ok kQ 26 


G 


Pretty good. How about you? 


ko 28 


P 


Good. Looking right In your window. 


0^^ ifO 31 


C 


^vfherc? You're not even there. Are you there, Ed? 


ok ko 52 


P 


No, I'm moving out now- 


ou Uo 514- 


C 


Let me take a picture. 


0^4^ ko 55 


P 


Okay, there I go- No. Boy, I sure could use that 
gur^. 


olf 40 55 


C 


A pretty neat little contraption, hiih? 


0i<- ifO 55 


P 


Yes. All the strings that are att£.ched to me tend 




to dampen out my travel on the lanyard. 


ok k\ ok 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


ok k\ 09 


c 


Yes, I noticed that. 


Ql^. 14.1 10 


CC 


You've got 4 minutes and 30 seconds left. 


0)+ kl 10 


p 


Okay, I'm going to free drift a little bit, and see 
if I can drift into some good picture- taking posi- 
tion. 


ok k\ 16 


c 


Okay. Here, let me control the spacecraft 


ok ki 33 


c 


Just for your information Ed, we're only down to 




48 percent on our O^. 


04 41 58 


p 


Okay. 


04 41 40 


c 


ECS Og pressure is about 83O, so it's staying right 
up there. 



ou 1+1 45 


p 


You know one thing about this. '/There we have this 
tether L^ttached, I can't get a good push off. 


ok ki 52 


c 


Oh yes, is that right? Where it's attached to you 
or where it's attached to the spacecraft? 


ok k2 00 


p 


Where it's attached to the spacecraft. There's 
nothing partxcuiarxy to geT, a pusn 011 on. iiow, 
let's see if I can get a decent push off. If I 
didn't have the gun I could do a little better. 
There just isn't anything to push on. 


Ok k2 01 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM- 


Ok k2 07 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston Car UUM. 


04 42 19 


c 


Ed, smile. 


04 Jl2 26 


p 


I m looking right down your gun oarrex. pj. rignt. 


OU ^^2 28 


c 


Let me take a closeup picture of you. 


Olj- k2 50 


p 


Okay. Just a minute. 


OU ll2 51 


c 


You smeared up my windshield, you dirty dog! 


Ok k2 ^k 


p 


Did I really? 


Ok k2 55 


c 


Yes. 


Ok k2 57 


p 


Well, hand me out a kleenex and I'll clean it. 


Oli- 1+2 kO 


c 


Ha! See how it's all smeared up there? 


Ok k2 kk 


p 


Yes. 


Ok k2 k3 


c 


It looks like there is a coating on the outside and 
you've rubbed it off. 


Ok k2 kf 


p 


Yes. 


ok k2 50 


c 


That's exactly what you've done. 


Ok- k2 55 


p 


Okay. 


Ok k2 55 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston LAr UUM. 


Olj. 14-2 ^k 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP GUM- 


Ok k2 55 


G 


Okay. Right now, the spacecraft rates are up about 
1 deg/sec in pitch and yaw, and about 1/2 deg/sec 
in roll. 


0I4- U5 05 


P 


I'm not satisfied with the pictures that I've 
gotten yet. 


01+ 1+5 10 


C 


Okay. 


Ok 1+5 1I+ 


CC 


Houston CAP COM. 







15 


C 


We've* been tumbling arcimd- I (i.-n'T. ever, know 
ex'iOt]y where we are^ but it l,j ks like we're :^ihout 
over Texas. 


oh 


^5 


2h 


cc 


Gemini l+, Houston GAP COM. 


oK 




25 


c 


As a matter of fact, you know tfiat l;joks like 
Houston down below us. 




h^ 




p 


I believe It is . Jim. 


Ok 


h'^ 




c 


Sure is, I — hey, Gvis, I don't know if you can read, 
but we're right over Houston. 


Oh 




5^ 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


oh 




35 


p 


Tliat's right. I'm looking right down on Hoiiston. 


Oh 


^5 


1+0 


c 


Run out and look! 


oh 




1+1 


cc 


Gemini If, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


oh 




U2 


p 


Wj golly 1 I'm looking right in the bay there. 


oh 


^^5 


i+5 


c 


Yes, that's Galveston Bay right there. 


oh 


^■5 


1+6 


p 


Yes. 


oh 


1^3 


1+7 


c 


Ed, can you see in yoiir side of the spacecraft? 


oh 


1^5 


50 


p 


Let me get a picture of it. 


oh 






p 


Ca.n vmi Bf»#» the camera here? 


oh 






p 


Yes. 


Oh 




^ 1 


c 


Is it pointing at you? 


Oh 


h"^ 




p 


No, not now. I'm out of it. 


Oh 




00 


c 


Which way? 


Oh 




02 


p 


I'm behind the adapter. I'm trying to get some 
pictures. I'm right above ray hatch now. 


Oh 


1+1+ 


08 


c 


Okay. 


Oh 


1+1+ 


10 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Houston. 


Oh 


1+1+ 


15 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Houston. 


Oh 


1+1+ 


16 


p 


Yes, sir. If I had about another couple of bottles, 
Jim 


oh 


1+1+ 


20 


c 


That would really be it, huh? 


Oh 


1+1+ 


22 


p 


Yes. I'm still not satisfied with the pictures I'm 
getting. I've only gotten about three or four. 


oh 


1+1+ 


21^ 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Houston. 




kk 28 


cc 


Ge.-nir.: • , ':l:-\izt n. 


0^- hk 55 


c 


Ic t'r;^-. ■ .-;rhr.: I've taken a l^t, cut. tliey're not 
-,/f-.T'-,- - ^. u re in tc^ cxose 1 Liiein- 


0*4- kk kO 


p 


Okay. 


ok hk kl 


c 


I finalj.y rut the focus down to about 8 feet or 
so. Oh yes, that's great, the clouds on water be- 
hind you. 


ok hk U5 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


ok kh 55 


p 


Okay. I'm going to let myself go out now. 


Ok kk 59 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


Ol4- k^ 07 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


ok 45 12 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


Oif 45 12 


c 


You know, Ed, this thing about the reference we were 
talking aluout looks like it was sure right. 


oh h'b 17 


p 


Out here you don't even need one. 


04 U5 18 


c 


Yes. 


ok U5 20 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


OU 14.5 2h 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston. 


Ok 45 25 


c 


I'm going out to PUBH-TO-TALK and see what the Flight 
Director has got to say. 


oi4- 35 


c 


Gus, this is Jim. Got any message for us? 


0^1- li-S 55 


cc 


Gemini 4, get back in! 


OU 1^5 56 


c 


Okay. 


oil 1+5 l^-l 


p 


One, what are we over now, Jim? 


oU 1+5 ^5 


c 


I don't know. We're coming over the West now, and 
they want you to come back in now. 




p 




Qlj- lv5 ^ 


c 


Back in. 


ok 45 50 


cc 


Roger ^ we've been trying to talk to you for awhile 
here. 


04 45 50 


p 


Aw, Cape, let me just find a few pictures. 


04 45 51 


c 


No, back in. Come on. 


04 45 54 


p 


Coming in. Listen, you could almost not drag me 



in, but I'm coming. 




I 





G 




12 






?).. 10 


p 


* ... - - * ' -rj 


J4 -i-'.j 1'+ 


C 


Okay. 


0- 15 


cc 


You havf about h minutes ui:til r-emuda L-OS. 


OU 20 


-ic 


You have about h rninutes till Bermuda LOS, Jirr'.. 


OU U6 56 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


o4 kC 53 


p 




0^1 i+o 59_ 


c 


Okayj okay. Don't wear yourself out now. Just 
come on in. 


01+ hC 55 


c 


How are you doing there? 


U6 56 


p 


I'm doing great. 


oU 57 


c 


Good. ECS 0 is back in order. 


oil he 59 


p 


All right. 


Oit 1+7 00 


c 


Lots of pressure ... ^7 pounds 


04 h7 05 


p 


Roger. 


01+ 1+7 12 


c 


The spacecraft really looks like it's out-gassing 
because all the — whenever a little piece of dirt 
or something goes by it always heads for the door 
and goes right on out. 


04 ij-7 26 


c 


Okay^ let's — oops, take it easy now. Take it easy. 


OU I17 50 


p 


I'm standing on top of it, right now. 


Ok kf 52 


c 


Okay, ready on top. Come on in. 


Ol| 1+7 59 


c 


Boy, this load on our spacecraft is fantastic. You 
can put in a 2 deg/sec attitude change in nothing 
flat! Can't you get a hold there, Sd? 


01+ 1+7 51 


p 


Yeah now. 


Oil 1+7 56 


c 


Okay. 


0I+ 1+7 56 




It's no sweat. Actually, I'm trying to get a better 
pict^-e. 


OU 1+7 58 


c 


No, ccme on in. 


Oh 1+8 00 


F 


I'm trying to get a picture of the spacecraft now. 


01+ 1+8 02 


c 


Ed, come on in here' 


01+ 1+8 03 


p 


All right. Let me fold the camera and put the gun 



up. 










OH tS lO 






/\U us 
C>7 T-B AO 


p 

V 




cny lis 19 


C 






P 


Ask. them «-bout 9 


OH *IS 


a 


No. 3V Okay, how's no. 3? 


CH ^St6 


a 


Okay. Let's aot lose that c'.irr.e:-& now. I dor. 't 






quite have It. A little bit rr.ore, but easy, easy. 






easy. 


oh hQ 32 


p 


Got it? 


r>)i IlP, XT, 
vj'i- 'tO 






0^4- it3 5!+ 


p 


Ok&y, now I can enter It's just like we said 


nL IlP kn 

Um- *+0 


p 


Yfic? UP *^Qrt ci^ tfti kf^d phout that. But we sort of 






talked about that but i;hey didn't have any place 






for the camera. Come on, let's get back here be- 






fore it gets dark. 


04 48 46 


p 


Okay. This is the saddest moment 01 ray lite. 


Oil 48 55 


C 


Well, you're going to find a sadder one when we 






have to come down from this whole thing. 


0I4. 49 00 


P 


I'm coming. 


0I+ U9 01 


c 


Okay. 


Ql; 1^9 o4 


p 




OU l»-9 08 


c 


Corae on now. 


oil. tlQ I'S 

"l-^ J._^ 


c 


Okay. 


nlj. hQ 17 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


nk Uq po 


c 


Be sure you've got those hatch dogs fixed now. 


04 49 22 


P 


Yes 


04 40 26 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


04 49 32 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


04 49 44 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


04 49 47 


c 


I just took all that stuff down there and 




Okay, I'm going to PUSH-TO-TALK now. I couldn't 






interphone. 


04 49 57 


c 


Okay, ha\'e any messages for us, Houston? 


04 49 59 


cc 


Are you getting him bacK in? 


04 50 04 


c 


He's standing in the seat now. His legs are down 






below the instrument panel. 



00 08 



cc Okay. Get hi.-, bach in. You are going to liave 

Be^mid-i LOS in about 20 seconds. 

Qj; '.0 12 C Yes, he's coining in. He's having Pone trouble 

getting back into the spacecraft it l..oks like. 

Oh 18 CC You got your cabin lights up bright in case you 

hit darkness? 

Oh '^0 21 C I can't read you. Say again. 

0J+ 51 00 cc Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Give me a status. 

Ol+ 51 l8 cc Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

Ql; 51 28 C Go al-sad, this is Gemini h. 

Oh 51 30 CC Roger. Is he getting back in, Jim? 

Oh 51 35 C Listen, we are kind of busy. If you don't really 

have something for us, wait a couple of seconds . 

Oh 51 hi CC Roger. 

04 52 hS CC Gemini h, we have about another minute. Could you 

give me your status before 

Oh 55 01 
Oh 53 22 
Oh 53 50 
Oh 53 59 
Oh ^h ok 

05 00 05 
05 00 12 

05 00 23 
05 00 38 
0^ 00 51 
05 01 03 
05 01 32 

05 01 U5 
05 02 01 
05 02 22 
05 02 56 
05 02 U8 
05 05 2h 



CC 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM- 






rc 


Gemini k, 


Houston CAP COM. 






CC 


Gemini h, 


Houston. Give me 


your status. 


cc 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 


Give me 


your status. 


CC 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 






CC 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 






cc 


Gemini ^t-, 


Houston CAP COM. 






CC 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 






cc 


Gemini h, 


Gemini h, Houston 


CAP COM. 


Over. 


CC 


Gemini h, 


Hoiiston CAP COM. 






cc 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 






cc 


Gemini h, 


Gemini h, this is 


12 Echo 


on UIIF. 


cc 


Gemini h, 


this is Houston CAP COM. 


Over. 


cc 


Gemini h, 


Gemini h, this is 


Hoiiston 


CAP COM. Over. 


cc 


Gemini h. 


Houston CAP COM. 


Over. 




cc 


Gemini h, 


Houston CAP COM. 






cc 


Gemini h. 


Houston CAP COM- 


Over. 




cc 


Gemini h. 


Houston CAP COM. 


Over. 





0-;> 03 h2 


CC 


Gemini , Gemini Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 03 50 


cc 


GeKilni k, Houston CAP COM. 


05 05 20 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


05 06 06 


c 


reads, Gemini k. 


05 06 10 


cc 


Gemini h, this is Hoiiston CAP COM. Go ahead. 


05 06 55 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Go ahead. 


05 06 kj> 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


05 06 50 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. We read you once, go 




ahead. 


05 07 10 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 07 28 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 07 39 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Give me your status. 


05 07 hi 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM- Give me your status. 


05 07 57 


cc 


Jim, if you're trying to transmit, you're com- 




pletely unreadable. I'm getting nothing but noise. 


05 08 15 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Give me your status. 


05 08 57 




^'^lm^n■^ h Hmidton CAP COM. 


05 lU 4o 


p 


That was something. 


05 llf 1+7 


p 


That was the most naturaJ. leexing, dim. 


05 1I+ 50 


c 


Yeah. 1 know it. lou i.ooiteci iiiie yuu were j.u yuur 




mother's womb. 


05 Ih 52 


p 


I felt like 


05 1^4- 55 


c 


That's the same position that we're taking 




right now, you know this is quite comfortable. 


05 Ik 59 


p 


Yes. 


05 15 02 


c 


Now we got the UTD and all this other Jazz. 


05 15 07 


p 


AnH thev'-r** fSill. 


05 15 21 


P 


Can you put tliat 


05 15 21 


c 




05 15 25 


p 


I'm just trying to get them all out, Jim. 


05 15 25 


c 


Yes, that's okay. 


05 15 26 


c 


But you had a bag of that stuff over here someplace 



05 15 28 


P 


Yes, I know it. 


05 15 53 


p 


Dil you get it right-side up? 


05 15 33 


c 


Yeah, we're coming around slowly. 


05 15 35 


p 


Okay. 


05 15 '^l 


p 


I'll "be going off COM here in a minute. 


0^ 15 


c 


Okay. Now just take it easy when you pull that 




thing over because you'll really back 


05 15 '+5 


c 


Easy^ easy now. 


cfS IS 49 


c 


Okay. Now wait a minute. It's hooked onto some- 




thing down there. 


05 15 55 


c 


It's hooked onto the junk. Okay, you got it. 


05 15 59 


c 


Okay, what's this thing right here? 


05 i6 02 


c 


Gemini RCS scanner. 


05 l6 07 


p 


That's probably been knocked off during the exercise. 


05 16 lU 


p 


Okay. I'm ready to go off. I'll be off for just a 




couple of minutes. 


05 17 oij- 


c 


Hello there. 


05 17 07 


p 


I'm back on. 


05 17 21 


p 


I'm going to leave this thing open 'til I cool off. 


05 17 23 


c 


Let me help you. 


05 17 26 


c 


Cabin reading 


05 17 55 


p 


Yes. 


05 17 55 


p 


Okay. Would you undo the tether to the arm rest? 


05 17 ^5 


c 


Yes, you know that was a smart trick of o\irs, not 




going when the 


05 17 50 


p 


Yes it was, Jim. 


05 17 52 


p 


It might just have saved our cans. 


05 17 59 


p 


It's not so bad down there. 


05 18 02 


c 


Okay. We're coming right-side up again, I think. 


05 18 07 


p 


Let ' s ti-y to get hold of somebody and tell them. 


05 l8 09 


c 


I don't know what - who we can get a hold of. Let 




me check. 


05 18 11 


p 


Who's knocking on the back there? 


05 l8 13 


c 


Ha! ha I ha! Here, let's put this away. 




13 1*: 


F 


■y, 18 IV 


C 


0^. i3 21 


F 


0'^- 13 26 


c 


05 16 28 


c 


05 l8 32 


p 


05 18 55 


c 


□5 18 


c 






05 19 02 


c 


05 19 09 


c 


(v\ no '\f\ 


c 


up dJ- 


c 


05 19 38 


c 




p 


05 19 1^7 


c 


05 19 lj-9 


p 


05 19 57 


p 


05 19 59 


c 


nt^ on nli 

U]^ 


p 


I'^ti ori 
up uo 




05 20 21 


p 


05 20 2k 


c 


05 20 26 


p 


05 20 27 


c 



rif-:.'- :;--r:i ;rie all right. 

i; .w le:, hand you this stuff. 

Y-/a :-:n-.w, I know niy camera was turning. 

feel i-.. 



I could 



I c^^vildn't feel nine. 

I didn't turn it on until we pressurised and then 
I couldn't feel it. 

Okay. Would you look for the bag for that stiiff. 
Yes, I got It. 
Lay it here. 

You get the flight plan out and see who we can talk 
to. 

5:15 

Shoot! We don't talk to anybody until we get to 
Carnarvon at 5' 35- Tananarive is 

Houston, do you read Gemini ^7 

Gemini k, transmitting in the blind- We're back in. 
The cabin's resealed. We're all set and all safe. 

We're gjing to do a delayed time tape playback over 
Carnarvon. 

All right. 

At about 5:33, just about I3 minutes 

Right. 

We are starting to get cleaned up, Jim. 

Yes, we are. One thing, Ed. Just be slow, cautious 

and thorough. 

Roger. I'm slow 

I know you are. I'm amazed. I never thought I'd 
see the day you would be so slow. 

You know that was just - we rehearsed this so many 
times. 

Boy, it really paid off. 
It's paid! Big dividends! 

As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to tell Chris 
that on the radio. 



O'j 20 52 P Don't alarm them. 

05 20 35 C No, I'm just going to tell them some of that train- 

ing just paid off. We could get the hatch closed. 

05 20 ho P I tell you, the work I've done with those Crew Sys- 

tems boys paid off. 

05 20 45 P I knew this equipment pretty well. 

05 20 50 C Yes. You knew how hard you coiild hit it without 

hurting it. 

05 20 52 P Yes. 

05 20 55 C Listen. I'd like to have you take it easy on your 

visor from now on, too. 

05 20 57 P Yes, J did that just after we got in orbit. 

05 21 08 C I tell you. The day side just isn't long enough 

for EVA. You know that? 

05 21 11 P No. You have to go like gangbusters. 

05 21 15 C Are we on RECORD now? 

05 21 16 P Yes. 

05 21 17 C Yes. 

05 21 19 C Note that recorder. You just don't have time. 

05 21 55 C That looks on one I'm going to go to 

05 21 36 P Okay. 

05 21 57 C How's our voltage doing? 

05 21 P I checked them Just before I went out. They were 

good. Controls 27- S-2 is 28. S-1 is 28. The 
nain Is 25. We're in good shape. 

05 21 56 P I'm starting to cool off good, too. 

0::? 21 58 C Okay. 

05 22 40 C What are you going to do with your sleeves, Ed? 

You still want to take them off? 

05 22 U5 P I don't know. I could take them off and stick them 

above my feet. 

05 22 hj C We'll worry about that later. That's not 

05 22 1^9 P Yes. Tret's not get encumbered any more. 
05 22 59 C 

05 23 50 P Did you ever get your seat safety pin in? 







I'tt, still all latched up. 


:i 25 58 


C 


I've got my shoulder harness on, my lap belt on, 
rr.y life vest on, rny 


fjc 'S-^ 

'-J jj 


p 


I had it in a hole there. '^lat hole's it in? The 

hole's Like shooting in the dark. Ah! There 

the hole. 


U^) ilT" 


p 


You know, I looked down there. I thought I saw ny 
D-ring sitting out. But I feel it now, it's in the 
rio using. 


OS IQ 

£1-1- 


c 


No, it never came out. 




p 


I guess I was seeing some other strap. Man, I 

about when I did that. I thought I'd 

I didn't want to put my heel into it as I came in. 


05 2^ 51 


p 


Wonder what that strap was down there? Because I 
feel my box is all closed now. You didn't close it 

.1 "1 ri vnii? 


OS pU "^8 


c 


No. 


ok ko 


p 


Guess it was some other — there were an awful lot of 
lanyards floating around. 


ok "SV 


p 


Ymi havpn't ffntten anvb'^dv. huh? 


oIl 

->y 


ft 


Nri Wp ffcif ahoiit another 8 minutes vet. 


05 25 05 


p 


Coming up on Carnarvon? 


05 25 OU 


c 


Carnarvon? Yes. 


05 25 21 


p 


I wonder If we ought to put our HF antenna out and ■ 

c^ack n "P "hVini" cm"\r c*j^v\ f*sl 1 13S? 


o)i 

05 25 24 




TVT/-^ n * Q Tj-a -I -I- iTn+--?l Tj*^ rrf^+i "hi - Camarvon. 


05 25 55 


c 


Yes. Okay. Why don't we go ahead and do that? 

inS-b migfiT/ De a. gocxi ±u.t;<i. 


05 25 55 


p 


Yes, I think it is. HF antenna's coming out. 


05 25 ^5 


c 


I'll go to EF and give them a call. 


05 25 5^ 


p 


Eureka! I got it in. 


05 26 59 


c 


Gemini Net, Gemini Net. This is Gemini h, Gemini h 
on HF. Does anyone read? 


05 26 5^ 


c 


Gemini Net, Gemini Net. This is Gemini h, Gemini h 
on HF. Does anyone read? 


05 27 1^ 


p 


I think we are upside down, Jim. 



i 




61 



OS 27 1'') 


c 


No we're not. 


05 27 18 


c 


I think we're right side up^ Ed. The ball shows it. 


05 27 26 


p 


No, we're all right. I'm sorry. 


05 27 27 


ry 
C 


les . 


05 27 2o 


r> 

r 




05 27 55 




fiom-iTTi Np>t r.prm'ni Npt Gemini 4 on HF. Does anv- 
one read on HF? 


05 27 h\ 


C 


You know this Hasselblad magazine that has the EVA 
on it? 


Ac; 0'7 Jl^C 

05 1 ^ 


P 
i 




05 27 47 


c 


On the 


05 27 


p 


Right. 


05 27 49 


c 


CAFvNARVON 


05 52 04 


cc 


Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


05 52 15 


c 


Hello Carnarvon, how do you read? 


05 52 17 


cc 


Loud and clear. How rae? Over. 


05 32 21 


cc 


Gemini 4, Carnarvon. Read you loud and clear. How 
me. Over. 


n*^ '=^0 oil 




Hello Carnarvon, Gemini 4. 


os ^? pfl 


cc 


Gemini ^, Gemini Carnarvon. Read you loud and 
clear. 


"^O ■'^s 

^•D JJ 


cc 


Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


up ^c; 


f 


Hello Carnarvon, hello Carnarvon, Gemini h. 


05 32 i^5 


cc 


Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


05 52 ^^7 


c 


Carnarvon, Gemini h. How do you read me? 


05 32 ^^9 


cc 


I read you loud and clear. How me? Over. 


05 52 51 


c 


Loud and clear. It's nice to have someone to tall, 
to again. 


05 52 5^ 


cc 


Roger. It's good to hear you. How are things going? 




<y2 



05 52 56 C Okay. We are back inside the spacecraft. We are 

repressurizel to 5 psi- We are not, I say again, 
we are not going to depressurize the spacecraft 
again. 

05 55 05 CC Roger. Understand. How are you feeling? 

05 55 07 C Say again. 

05 35 09 feeling? 

05 55 11 C Everybody's fine. Feeling great. 

05 55 1^+ CC Roger. Can you give me battery readouts please. 

05 55 19 ^ Battery readouts coming up. 

05 55 21 CC Roger. 

05 55 27 C Before I give the battery readout, do you want me 

to stay powered up, or do you want me to start 
powering down? 

05 55 55 CC Negative. I would like you to keep the power on 

your computer on until I update your time and load 
and then we will power you down. 

05 55 59 C Okay, I'm going to bring the computer on the line 

now. It's not on. 

05 35 45 CC That's affirmative. I was just going to ask you 

to do that. 

05 53 kQ CC If your platform Is off, you can leave it off. 

05 55 50 P A is 6 and l/2, lA Is 2h volts. 

05 55 55 CC Say It again, please. 

05 55 58 P Roger. lA and IB are 6 and l/2 volts, rather 

that's amps, and 2h volts. 

05 54 06 CC Go ahead. 

05 '^h 09 C IC is 7 amps and 2h volts. 

05 54 11 CC Roger. 

05 51^1!^ C 2A Is 7 1/2 and 2h. 

Cy^ 5U 18 CC Roger. 

05 20 C 2B is 6 1/2 and 2h. 

05 5I+ 22 CC Roger. 

05 54 2U C 2C Is 6 1/2 and 24. And they look good. RGS A and 

B are both holding up fine. 



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Roger. Welre going to give you a GO for 6-k I'll 
update a k-h load for you with inaneuver and b-k 
without maneuver time. 

Stand by one, please. 

Roger. 

Carnarvon, while we are waiting for that we got all 
this equipment In the spacecraft right now and we 
are trying to get it stowed away in some reasonable 
pattern. 

Okay, I understand. I am going to update your com- 
mand load first and then we will copy the times 
when you are ready. 
We are ready right now. 
Okay. Transmitting a TR. 
Got it. 

Roger. Got it in. 

And you got a valid h-k load without maneuver 

load. 

Understand we're good for h-k. 

Roger. Okay. We are ready to copy your times. 

Ready to go. 

k-k: 155. 5+18- 21 08 57- 5^-00- 8+U5. 
Roger. Reading back area h-h: 155- 5+l8- 
21 08 57- 5+00. e&h^. 

Affirmtive. This will be done in the following 
iranner. The bum, 110 aft, forward. 

Roger. 110 aft, kj, forward. 

You can power down your platform and corn- 



Roger 
puter at 

Roger. 



nis time. 
Clear to power down. 



Okay. You can turn your Quantity Read Switch to 
OFF. 

Quantity's OFF. 
Roger. 

We're going to power down our rate gyros and some 
of the other things at this time also. 





Q'-y 36 51 


CC 


Roger. Do you want to copy down some 6-4 timea" 


ot> 36 55 


P 


Stand by. Ready - go ahead. 


05 56 58 


CC 


00.00. 0.\. 00 08 5!^. &1-12. I6+I9. 

That • "5 It 


05 57 28 


p 


Roger. Will you read back the Greenwich Mean Time 
__j __4-_„ r-nmrrfind on fi-hl I trot the AV 00, AT 00. 
8+12. 16+19. And I didn't copy on the re^ro time. 


05 57 1^ 


cc 


Roger. That is 01 days 00 08 5^. 


05 57 52 


p 


Roger. Understand 00 08 ^k. Got it. 


05 57 58 


p 


Roger. 


05 58 00 


cc 


Okay, we ve squ your aaapber i^-otmu. ueaLJu 
COMMAND. 


05 58 05 


c 


Roger. We'll set it to COMMAND. 


05 58 05 


cc 


Okay. I'm going to cut it off. 


05 58 12 


c 


Carnarvon, this is Gemini k. It looks like our 
booster is still out there flashing away. 


05 58 16 


cc 


Roger. How far do you think it is? 


05 58 19 


c 


I really can't tell. It looks like it is about 
5 or 6 miles perpendiciaar to our Flight Plan. 
Ifeybe It's more than that. It could be as far out 
as 20 miles perpendicular to it. 


05 58 32 


cc 


Roger. Is your Adapter C-band in COMMAND now? 


05 58 5^ 


c 


Roger. It is. 


05 58 lU) 


cc 


Okay, looks like I'm unable to turn it off. 



(Missing CSQ Pass) 



HAWAII 



05 58 57 


CC 


Gemini 




Hawaii 


CAP 


COM. 








05 59 Ok 


CC 


Gemini 




Hawaii 


CAP 


COM. 


Do 


you 


copy? 


05 59 11 


cc 


Gemini 




Hawaii 


CAP 


COM. 


Do 


you 


copy? 


05 59 20 


cc 


Gemini 




Ha'vaii 


CAP 


COM. 


Do 


you 


copy? 


05 59 27 


cc 


Gemini 


k 


on UHF. 


Do 


you 


read? 





00 ^ w 29 P vrr.ii'- I V3S outside I noticed on Jin/s wind.v - 

h':''r. + <i or-iting rn the outside of it. One tiir.f- 
uh-n I brushed up against it with either my shtoilder 
c.r &rrr; it actually smesred rirht over on it, ?ind 
It smeared the upper part of his windshield so that 
he couldn't see out. When I look out from this side, 
I can see that it is rather heavily coated with some 
type of material. When I was outside looking in, it 
locked like a - it looked like alr-^ost a greasy film 
on the outside of it. My window dcesn't seem to have 
as much on it. When we have the sun on it 

(7. 59 57 CC Gemini Hawaii CAP COM on UHF. Do you read? 

06 00 04 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 

06 00 08 C This is Gemini h. Go ahead. 

06 00 08 CC Roger. Would you position your real time T/M 

switch to the CCa^IMAND position? 



06 00 i8 


c 


Say again. 


06 00 20 


CC 


Would you position your real time T/M switch to the 
COMMAi© position? 


06 00 2U 


c 


Roger. Our T/M switch is in REAL TIME and ACQ - 
is in C0Mt4AND position. 


06 00 29 


CC 


Roger. Unders^nd in COMMAWD position. Also would 
like to know vhat time you closed the hatch. 


06 00 


C 


Stand by. 


06 00 57 


C 


Stand by a moment. We'll try to figure it out for 
you. 


05 01 00 


c 


Just a second, Ed. 


06 01 oh 


c 


This is Gemini. 


06 02 Ih 


c 


This is Gemini h. Who was calling me before? 


06 02 17 


cc 


This is Hawaii, Gemini h. 


06 02 58 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 


06 02 kg 


cc 


Gemini k , Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 


06 05 18 


cc 


Gemini U, Hawaii CAP COM, If you copy, all systems 
on the ground look good. 




t. 10 r. r.c. 1 ir.:l little l.^s? t.hn:. '" r. n . ~. 
H;'' tether — the 1.' cnticn of the t-.-ther r tl:-- vi:::- 
billcal restraint -;-r. the cutslde hatch :r::id-- it 
rather difficult te dr ^ny HIVA work as f-ir -is fr---' 
t'-ther <ierr<iynarr,lcs rut in front of the pprtc-craft . 
'^enever I'd he rpnerating out in that are'i, th'- 
tether weuld - t.'hen it would ccme to Its end wii^.d 
3tfirt me back and the reaction would carr>' ir.e :--ac\ 
up towards the - over the spacecraft and back t^vard 
the adapter section. That's why I kept going out of 
si;7ht during r.y maneuvering cut there up fbcve the 
windows, and th'?r, drifting hPcV. t(ward the hack of 
the spacecraft. I continually had to Keep pulling 
myself to get cut in the front part of the space- 
craft. I wasn't satisfied with the pictures that 
I was getting- It was rather difficult to keep 

any of the lanyards that I had on I had the 

lanyard on the gun and the tether and umbilical 
that I was on, and several other miscellaneous type 
lanyards flailing around and it was difficult to 
keep them from in front of the camera. You'll 
notice that perhaps in the pictures that I'll be 
noving my arms rapidly. I kept trying to move them 
out ol the way so that I could take a picture. I'd 
say they were in front of me probably about '"0 or 
60 percent of the time, and the other percent of the 
time I was not in as good a position as I would like 
to be. I think I probably took in the neighborhood 
of a dozen p-'.ctures. It does seem quite easy to 
operate, even Just with the tether out there. I 
felt no tendency to bang into the spacecraft. I was 
able to approach the spacecraft Just about from any 
attitude I came back in — and sometim.es when I was 
coming 

06 07 52 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 
06 07 !|5 C Go ahead, this is Gemini U. 

06 07 U5 CC Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. We would like 

to get a Medical Data Pass, Type 1, on the Pilot 
at an elapsed time of 6 hours and 3 2 minutes. 
That'll be over Texas, "liat will be about 
21 28 00 Z. He can set up his oral temperature, 
and we'll give you a call when we have a read -out 
on it. 



(>'■ 






CC 


G-^i-nirii Guayras CAP COM. 


O-'v 




" 2 


CC 


Gemini , Guaywas CAP COM. 


06 




00 


CC 


Gemini , Gemini 4, Guaymas CAP COM. 


06 


(yj 


16 


CC 


Gemini ^, Guaymas CAP CCa-l. 


06 


0? 


19 


c 


Go ahead ^ Guaymas — Gemini ^. 


06 


09 


21 


CC 


Roger. T^e Cape would like to get a iieaical Data 
Pass One on the Pilot. Fecomnend he inserts the 
oral ter.,perature rl^t new, so ve can get a read- 
out over at the Caj^e. 


06 


09 


J 2 


c 


Roger, he is inserting the oral temperature probe 
at this time. 


06 


00 


37 


CC 


Roger. We are planning a duwp over Texas. Request 
you assume a heads -up attitude. 


06 


09 




C 


Roger. We are assuming a heads-up atti-tude. Be 
advised we do not have the exerciser out; ue will 
not be able to give you the Type 1. 


06 09 




CC 


Roger. Understand. 


06 


10 


05 


CC 


Gemini h, Guaymas. ."^re you ready for your HF check? 


06 


10 


07 


c 


Roger. We are raady for the HF check. 


06 


10 


12 


CC 


Roger, l^et me on KF. 


06 


10 


15 


C 


Roger. 


06 


10 


17 


CC 


Gemini Guaymas CAP COM on HF. 


06 


].0 


50 




^jUaymss , Lremxrii h on nr. 


06 


10 


32 


CC 


Roger. I read you weak but clear. Give me a short 
count. 


06 


10 




c 


I read you garbled. 1,2,5,^,5- ,J> /'^ A- 


06 


10 




CC 


Roger. Back on UHF. 


06 


10 




n 


Roger. How did you read me? 


06 


10 


56 


C 


..... alerting someone, anyone, on HF to let them 
knew that we got back in, but I got no response at 
all. 


06 


11 




CC 


Say again. 






11 


06 


C 


I s:i7 rifter ve i^ct back ir. th'; spao^^crnft I tried 
'ut I roceiv-?d ric r-'spor.se. 


05 


11 


16 


cc 


Rcger. I'll pasc that alcng. 


06 


11 


ki 


cc 


All systems are GO on the ground here. 


06 


11 




c 


AfflnTiatlve. GO. 


06 


12 


16 


cc 


Gemini h, Hcustcn CAP COM. Over. 


06 


12 




cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 


12 


31 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 


12 




cc 


Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 


1 ^ 






rifimlnl h Hni'^ton fAP POM Ovpr* 


06 


15 


Xk 


cc 


Gemini k, this Is Houston CAP COM. If you reaa, we 
n&ve T*nc orax teiripe r axure « j.ne i^iJ.ob can reinove xne 
probe. 


06 


15 


20 


c 


Roger, will do. 


06 


13 


22 


cc 


Okay, I'm reading you now. I have an onboard map 
update for you. The ascending node is 152^ East. 
G.m. t. of the node is 21 59 00. 


06 


13 


39 


c 


Roger. Say again the longitude of the ascending 
node. 


06 


13 


^3 


cc 


Roger. It's 152° East. 


06 


13 


50 


c 


Roger. 132^ East and 21 59 00. 


06 15 


55 


cc 


That's affirmative and would you put your ECS 0 
switch to OFF. 


06 


lU 


05 


c 


Which ECS 0_ switch to OFF? 


06 


lU 






All right, that's the heater switch. Your waste 
valve Off. Your EVA bottle empty and ZIP GUN 


06 


lU 


22 


c 


Say again Houston CAP COM. You're difficult to 
read. 


06 


Ih 


25 


cc 


We want your waste valve off, and empty the EVA 
bottle. 


06 


lU 


57 


c 


Roger. 


06 


li+ 


58 


cc 


Okay. If you don't have anything I'm going to turn 
you over to SIR JOHN for this Medical Data One, as 



much as we can get. 




1- = ■ C SIR JOilTI, Getninl h. 

06 1^ '>C CC Okay, we'll turn you ever to SIR JOtIN, Ger.ini ;. 

06 00 S Okay. Ed, we understand that you do. not have the 

exerciser out, so would you go ahead ind pump up 
the cuff, and we'll do without the exerciser. 
We'll get a single blood pressure. 

06 15 15 P Roger, Ed. I'll be pumping it up again 

06 15 18 S All right. 

06 15 Ul 3 Ed, we don't see any cuff response yet. 

06 15 U6 P I pumped it all the way up. 

06 1"^ U9 S Does it feel firm to you? 

06 Ip 51 P Yes, quite firm. I'lji 

06 15 56 S Okay, let her bleed, Ed. 

06 15 59 P Roger, and we'll pass it on to you now. I've had 

about 12 swallows of water and I think Jira probably 
had 10. Also, we haven't eaten anything yet and 
we're awfully hungry. 

06 16 16 S Real great. Listen Ed, we want to modify the Flight 

Plan and we would like to have the sleep period 
changed here and let you get some rest. We'd like 
to have you go for at least h hours right now and 
it's perfectly agreeable with Chris if we go ahead 
and have Jim sleep some of this period, too if he 
gets sleepy during that period. It's agreeable 
to Chris. 

06 16 45 P Understand you'd like me to go to sleep for a little 

while. 

06 16 1+9 S Roger, We'd like for you to go to sleep. For 

h hours, anyway. 

06 16 P I'm not too sleepy; however, I'll....- 

06 16 59 S Okay, let's give it a try. Could I confirm one 

thing with you too, Ed? When you were EVA, we got 
a transmission that there was no disorientation, 
and that was affirmative for the entli-e time. Is 
that correct? 



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06 17 1^ P There was nc dlsorientaticn vhatG:-vcr. I felt 

that I cf.uld either look dowr at the ground — I 
felt perfectly at home lookirr d'-vr. at it — and I 
could roll around on my back and look up and it was 
not disorienting me in any way. The spacecraft was 
my best reference. Any time I saw it I Immediately 
had a good reference and, in fact at times near the 
end I was using ray tether and actually walking up 
and dcfwn on the surface of the spacecraft, using it 
to hold me down, as somewhat of an anchor. 

06 17 S Oh, that sounds terrific. Wonderful. 

06 17 52 P There just isn't any disorientation whatsoever. 

06 17 55 S Let's go on that sleep period. If Jim has no argu- 

ments about that, that's the end of the transmission 
here then. 

06 18 2U CC This is Cape. Go ahead U. 
06 18 26 CC Go ahead U, 
06 18 50 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 
06 18 57 C Houston CAP COM. Gemini k. 

06 18 59 CC Go ahead, Gemini h. 

06 18 Ul C I would like a little flight information here 

06 18 U3 CC Roger. 

06 18 kh C Just what the plan is now with the fuel remaining, 

or how are we going to handle the fuel? 

06 18 52 CC As best as I can tell you right now, you'll be able 

to accomplish practically all of the Flight Plan 
with the fuel that you have remaining at this time. 
We'll keep updating you in real time. Right now 
we want you to get some sleep. As far as your 
Apollo D-9 goes, it looks like you're going to be 
too far from the booster. 

06 19 10 C Okay, if Ed sleeps, and if I see it, I'll go ahead 

and use the sextant. 

06 19 15 CC Right. If you do see it, you might unstow the 

sextant, but I wouldn't recommend you unstow It 
before you see it because it looks like you are 
going to be plenty far from it. 

06 19 22 C Okay, now I saw it on the last orbit so maybe I'll 

see it on the next one. 



06 19 28 CC Gemini 4, from Cape. 



06 IQ 


50 


C 


Go ahead Cape. 


06 19 


51 


cc 


Looks like ve won one after all. 


06 19 


55 


c 


Haf Ha! 


UO S-y 


111 




Gemini k^ from Houston Flight. 


06 1 Q 




c 


Go ahead Houston Flight, Gemini k. 




f 




Give us about a day to find the true anomaly, Jim, 
to see whether we can really do any of these OAMS 
retros. For instance 6-k , we didn't liave enoiigh 
fuel so there wouldn't have been any argument. 


06 19 




c 


Okay, I'll go ahead and proceed with the Flight 
Plan as we've got it now. Is that correct? 








Affirmative. 






p 










Wp hnd s cou"Dle of Drettv exciting moments there , 
Chris. 


06 20 


12 


CC 


■ Right. 


Oo cfc; 


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06 22 


55 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 25 


07 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 25 


18 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


06 25 


2k 


p 


Go ahead, Gemini k. 


06 25 


26 


CC 


We want to verify if you're off the long umbilical 
and back on your normal suit circuit. 


06 25 


52 


p 


lhat's affirmative. We've been off the long um- 
v-ii-jnaT ffiT- cinTnf=' timp At that time we went off 
the umbilical onto the suit ECS circuit. 


06 25 


U5 


CC 


Roger. Have a good nap. 


06 25 


i^T 


p 


Roger. 


06 25 


55 


C 


Houston CAP COM, this is Gemini k. 


06 2h 


OU 


c 


Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. 


06 2h 


05 


CC 


Go ahead Gemini k. 


06 2k 


07 


c 


I never did understand what ECS 0^ switch you 
wanted me to turn off. 


06 2k 


12 


CC 


Roger. It's the ECS 0^ heater switch. Heater 
switch. 



06 2'-^ 




C 


Hi.-w crrr.e ycu want that off? 


06 2- 


23 


cc 


says ve von't need it atv/T.'. ;-. . Th.-? pressur>= 


06 24 


27 


c 


Okay, fine. Welre still up about -2 percent. 


06 2U 


28 


cc 


Roger, you're reading 4-2 percent. 


o6 5i+ 


35 


c 


It's now 6+35 elapsed, and I'm pc,»'pring down the 
spacecraft completely. Ve had turned off the plat- 
form and the computer earlier after checking with 
ground and cctr.pleting cur EVA. I'm powering dcwn 
the rest of it at this time. 


06 56 


^7 


p 


I'm turning Biomed Recorder nc. 1 off at this time. 
This is a change from the Flight Plan due to the 
different sleeping arrangements. 




P7 


p 


UKay, iixacAxe. 






n 


na ! na ! nai wnax. are we going xo uo wixn a.±L unis 
stuff? 


UD j5 f 




T3 

r 


I don't know. 


Ob 3 f 


4U 


C 


ES sensor ? 


06 37 


1, )l 
4 4 


P 


Yep. Let s turn it off^ too. 


06 37 


^7 


c 


Let's turn it off. 


Ob 37 




p 


Ihe ES sensor is coming off at this time. 


Oo 30 


Ob 


■ P 


I think we ought to make a big effort to get a 
full meal at this time, Jim. 


06 38 


11 


c 


I think so. I'm about starved to death. 


06 38 


\h 


p 


Ha! Ha! Bacon and egg bites. 


06 38 


18 


c 


Oh? 


06 30 


19 


p 


Yes, Ha! Ha! Ha! 


Od 50 


23 


c 


For rae, too? 


06 38 


24 


p 


Ha! Ha! Ha! Yes, 


06 38 


27 


c 




06 38 
06 38 


29 

hh 


p 
p 


Can ycu keep all that stuff on ? 

I swear, I get the feeling I'm standing on my head 
here. 


06 58 


50 


c 


Yes, me too. 


06 38 


5^ 


p 


Maybe it's because you're always touching the 



ceiling. 



06 38 56 C Yes. 

06 59 05 P Gocd boy! You putting soir.e log data In? 

06 59 07 C Yes. 

06 39 08 P Back up that tape? 

06 Ul 01+ c Continuing what I was debriefing about the booster, 

early in the flight. After we entered the darkness, 
at what I consider to be a distance of 1200 feet, 
I tried station-keeping with it, but the only thing 
I had to judge ray distance from the booster at that 
time was the distance between the flashing lights. 
Occasionally they would - not occasionally, but 
continually, I would see one light, then two lights, 
and then one light, and then sometimes there 'd be 
a long time before I'd see two lights - indicating 
that the booster was rotating all the time. I 
really didn't have too much of a clue as to which 
way it was going. Based on the distance between 
the lights, when I could see both of them, I felt 
that I was in a real gocd position with it until 
we got to about Carnarvon. At that time I seemed 
to be closing rather rapidly, although I couldn't 
really be sure of this. All the AV I'd added up 
to that time had been in the direction of the 
booster, or retrograde. Unfortunately, the darned 
booster would get in position such that if I were 
going to close on it, I would have to apply a posi- 
grade to close, which then, in turn, caused me to 
once again depart from it after a period of time 
had gone by. Ihen with the U5 - hO minutes of 
darkness, I really had a difficult time telling 
where I was. As we came out of the darkness, the 
booster was below me and pulling ?way from me quite 
rapidly. Ed, how far away below us do you think it 
was? 

06 U3 01 P Oh, I don't know. I'd estimate it was probably out 

there a mile and a half or two. 

06 06 C Yes. 

06 I15 06 P It's very difficult to estimate when it gets to be 

that far. 

06 08 C It certainly was. I sort of felt that it was prob- 

ably between one and two miles, and I couldn't 
really tell how far out. 



06 U5 18 C Definitely below me. I'd been tracking it r.elaw 

me from about Carnarvon on. Up until about 
Carnarvon we had it belf -w us , and then up to th-^ 
horizon, and then down nelcw us again. It almost 
looked like it was in a different orbit than I was. 
It had a different apogee and perigee than what I 
did. Anyway, I attempted to close with it at day- 
light as soon as I could tell where it was. As I 
said, at that time it was a mile or two out in 
front of me — down below me. So, the more I tried 
to close, the less I really gained on it. I was 
firing retrograde. I was using my top thrusters 
to fire in such a manner as to decrease my total 

velocity, and then firing at the same time. 

I never really closed, and it continued to pull 
away from me. It became obvious to me that by the 
time we got to Hawaii that to close on the booster 
in time to do the EVA with the booster would prob- 
ably take all the fuel we had onboard. In the 
ground rule we had agreed not to do this. So I 
checked with CAP COM and we decided to not go ahead 
with the booster portion of the mission. I don't 
know if I mentioned it, but when we separated from 
the booster, it seemed like our rates on the booster 
were low, on the order of a half a degree a second 
in pitch and yaw. I tried to damp these. I fired 
one impulse in each direction, and then I concen- 
trated on coming off the booster. We came off, and 
we came off in the manner in which we generated 
some other rates. We came right-side-up, eventually, 
and turned around. Probably about a minute and a . 
half or two minutes. It looked like the big problem 
was the time I took out to semi-aline the platform 
before we went into the dark side. We'd probably 
gotten right on top of the booster instantaneously. 
If I'd ignored the platfom we would have been able 
to go ahead and complete it. On the other hand, I 
wanted to make sure we had a reasonably good aline - 
ment prior to getting to our 2-1 GO— NO GO point in 
case anything went wrong. 

06 hG Ok C What's that? Gum? 

06 h 6 06 P Yes. 



06 i+6 08 C As the booster departed us, you cculd see the fue,. 

spraying out of the roll nozzle. As the booster 
tumbled around, mostly in a plane that would be 
perpendicular to a line through the major axis of 
the spacecraft to the booster, you could see the 
long flowing tail that came out of it. I'm going 
to draw a short little picture of that on my flight 
plan. There was debris all over at spacecraft 
separation. We turned around and there were things 
all over the place. As a matter of fact, until we 
really got a good look at the booster, I really 
couldn't tell what was what. Fairings came off 
right at fairing jet with no problem. The horizon 
scanner fairings looked like they came off Intact 
but I couldn't really tell because it disappeared 
out of sight so fast- I didn't see the nose fair- 
ing come off at all. 

06 U7 56 C I never did get an accelerometer bias to check on 

the platform. I was thrusting most of the time 
there, and unable to really settle the thing down 
for any length of time. We skipped a couple tape 
dumps I guess, because of the peculiar attitude 
that we were in. I could not contact Carnarvon 
very well on the first pass. It's a shame we 
didn't have a camera out right when we separated 
because 

06 *4^8 35 P Boy! That was beautiful. 

06 US UO C Nice, What? g? 

06 kd U2 P Nc. That first view of that booster. 

06 1|8 C Oh yes. Ttiat was really nice, wasn't it? 

06 U8 l)-5 P lhat was beautiful. 

06 h& h6 C Tliat was really nice all right. 

06 1+8 50 C Just the way it should have been. 

06 U8 51 P Just exactly! 

06 1|8 52 C How far out do you think we were when we first 

saw it? I think we must have been at least 
500 feet out when we first got around. 

06 iv8 57 P Oh, we were closer than that. 

06 48 58 C Do you think so? 

06 U8 59 P Oh yes. I'd say we were In the neighborhood of 

06 49 02 C Remember, it's only 



o6 it9 oh 


c 


It's 150 feet long — tho vhle thing, I mean. Just 
as a reference, frcr. the pad tc cur spacecraft vas 
cnly about I50 feet lon,o. 


06 1+9 13 


p 


Yes. 


06 U9 lU 


c 


Okay. 


06 U9 18 


p 


I'd estimate we were out about a little over 
200 feet. 


06 ^4-9 20 


c 


Think so? 


06 k9 21 


p 


Yes. 


06 ^9 22 


c 


Okay, I would estimate 


06 1;9 22 


p 


Boy, It was sitting right out there! 


06 U9 23 


c 


between five and six hundred feet, but 

certainly close enough where you could see it In 
all its clarity. 


06 49 28 


p 


Going away and the tumbling was starting. 


06 i+9 50 


c 


Right. It didn't take long for that tumbling to 
get going. 


06 i+9 35 


p 


Interesting thing, though. The tumbling, really, 
as I could see, never appreciably picked up. It 
stayed there. It starxed out 


06 ii9 U2 


c 


You know what it looked like to me? 


06 kg kk 


p 


What? 


06 U9 


c 


It looked like it was tumbling In an oscillatory 
manner. It would tumble for a while and then it 
looked like, as it burped or the fuel came out or 
something, it would change its orientation and 
pull over in another way. 


06 i+9 56 


p 


Yes, but it never seemed to go I timed 



them looked like 

06 U9 59 C The rates Yes, the total rate never really 

seemed to pick up good in whatever it was. What 
was it? Eight seconds/rev? 

06 50 05 P Eight seconds /revolution. I timed them. 

06 50 06 C Okay. Let me write that down so we don't forget it. 

06 50 10 C Starting over the United States, actually Ed started 

unstowlng things just as soon as we got into orbit. 
I think that we could unstow without jeopardizing 
the prs^ibility of a safe 2-1 reentry. 



06 'jl 01 P V.Tiat's that dcvn there below us? Over there. 

06 51 06 C LC'OKS lik-? a city cr something. 

06 51 11 P Are we upside -dcjwn? 

06 51 15 C I thirik we're pointing right down at the ground. 

06 51 18 C Ed started on unstowing stuff and as scon as we got 

to the position where it became no longer feasahle 
to fool with the booster, I started full-time 
helping him - at least holding the things and stow- 
in then away and trying to keep them from disappear- 
ing, faster we worked the farther behind we 
got. Not because we weren't putting things the way 
they were supposed to, it just took a lot longer 
than we had anticipated. It really wasn't much 
easier at zero g than it was in the simulator, if 
as easy. So we worked all the way around. By the 
time we got to Carnarvon, I had made up my mind 
that we couldn't make it, but I thought we'd forge 
on a little longer. By the time we got to - or 
just before we even left Carnarvon it was clear to 
me that we could not ms'-- the depressurization. I 

called for a slip to th next orbit. We then 

caught our breath for about 20 minutes and tried to 
sort out the junk I had laying around in the cock- 
pit. Then I got the checklist out and we went 
throu^ the checklist again in detail to make sure 
that we hadn't skipped anything in the rush. Started 
the extravehicular - got the GO over Carnarvon. 
We were all set to go and we were standing by for 
the GO to start depressurizing. We got it. Went 
through the depressurization cycle. As we left 
Carnarvon, we were cleared for the full EVA. We 
got to Canton or Hawaii, and at that time were 
given - I believe it was Canton or Hawaii that gave 
us the GO to actually exit the spacecraft and start 
the extravehicular maneuvers. We accomplished this 
as indicated on our tape recorder that we recorded 
before and on the VOX position. We went ahead and 
Ed got out and we started to take pictures as we - 

how we would I initially held the spacecraft 

fixed for him. Ohen as he got out and seemed to be 
floating around in such a manner that I couldn't 
track him - initially, we decided that it was better 
to let the thing drift. Is that right? 



06 5*^ 25 P 



That's right. 



0'-' ' 2': C lie was having difficulty r.-^intaining his crier.ta- 

ti rir.ti it locked tc r.e from then or. he ori-^nted 
cf:" tlv^ spacecraft withrut regard to vhich dir<^cti> n 
it was pointing. He could actually ir.part quite 
high rates to it, as hlgl: as 2" per second. I in- 
tended to keep them below that level. As he got 
back into the spacecraft, we hod a considerable 
amount cf difficulty with the hatch. First we 
lifted the ratchet piortion cf the hatch to engage. 
After we got that engaged, we couldn't get the 
hatch down closed far enough. Actually, we started 
pulling down on the locking handles to get the dogr 
out. So, we had a rather exciting time and I think 
it was on tape, wasn't it Ed? I had the tape re- 
corder on, I believe. 

06 2k P ^e tape recorder was on, but the red light lit 

there soraetime. I don't know. 

06 55 26 C Okay. So it may be on tape and it may not. It went 

on for — I think we were Uh minutes after we started 
EVA. I was looking at my event timer which I had 
started when Ed exited the spacecraft. At hk min- 
utes we still didn't have the hatch closed. We were 
trying to take things calm, cool, and collected so 
we didn't get things all screwed up. And finally, 
by my pulling as hard as I could to get the hatch 
closing device, and Bl pulling down as best as he 
could, we were able to force him down into the seat 
and get the hatch closed fully. Ed seemed to be up 
much higher today than he had been in any of our 
zero-g EVA in the airplane. 

06 56 15 P Jim. I don't think It was the 

06 56 17 C Go ahead. Say what you said. 

06 56 20 P Yes. I don't believe we were actually having diffi- 

culty with the head clearance. I felt like I had 

plenty of head clearance and I could actually 

down and manipulate the dogs. We just seemed to have 
a little more effort in closing than we had ever ex- 
perienced before and 

06 56 UO C It was difficult to swing shut because of all the 

washers that we have in the pyro lines. 



I W3S havi:.^' 



06 30 



06 57 i*3 



06 58 01 

06 58 06 

07 00 U6 



had b-*-- 
■ind whe 



able 



.rul'it' 
T -tr- 



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and T 
get it 



t ru 11 

had t: ■ cf . 
e down cr. it 
wculd instruct hir: tc pull hard at 
kncjw he was. In that ir^nner we were able to 
started. Once these dogs started doggint? dvwn I 
had no trouble with the gain anymore, but I had tc 
actually engage the gain as we had been Instructed 
on the first several strokes to get it started down. 

One thing that I don't know if we got on tape before, 
but both Ed and I mentioned that we were quite thank- 
ful for all the training that we'd done in the alti- 
tude chamber, in the zerc-g airplane, and the crew 
procedures trainer there at Houston. 

You're not kidding! I'll second that. The things 
that occurred were not things that we hadn't done 
before and things that we hadn't worked out pro- 
cedures for before. The things that we did, I 
think, paid very heav;/ dividends xoday. I was very 
thankful for all the training that we had and the 
work the people had done with us. 

Yes. I was thankl^il that we didn't have to make a 
reentry with the hatch open. 

And another thing, I was glad Jim had been working 
with the dumbells a little bit to build up those 
muscles . 

On the books, I think we want to be sure we put a • 
little more care into the kind of rings we use. 
We've had difficulty in opening two or three differ- 
ent times now, and also pages are tearing out so 
that they are not staying in the book. We ought tc 
look into some kind of reinforcement for the holes, 
where the rings attach. On the water gun, the little 
teat that sticks out the end of it to allow the water 
to flow out sticks in the Otit position, just like it 
did on the simulator, and -.Hows water tc flow after 
you take the trigger off. You have to, actually, 
from time to time reseat it back up in there to keep 
the water from flowing out of the capsule when you 
pull the gun out of the food package. Another thing, 
on the drinking hose, it's very easy to turn the hose 
in such an angle when you're drinking from it to keep 
the water from flowing through the hose. Actually, 
you crimp the hose right at the end, right where the 
rubber-at;^plie.^' to: tli^^,,d]5j|5^giig nozzle gun. 











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0'^ 25 


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07 25 




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CSQ, r,e-iini K..-V Jo ycu read? 


07 25 


21 


cc 


Rc E-.-^r, R'^-^d ycu. l.:ud and clear. '?-ivn crrr.xut- r ■ r 


07 25 


2^. 


c 


I've •'i..t my computer on. I dcn't have the rur.r. inf- 








light yet. 


07 25 


27 


cc 


Rcger. 


0'^ 25 


29 


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Cor^e right-Gide up for this lc?3a? 


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07 25 


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I 3!iy I :r. ursi-3° dc-r.. Sho uld I me ri:-ht-?^lQe ^ 








here? 






rr 


Roger. You should bt.- heads-up. We've got tap^ 








dump, ilso. 


07 25 




c 


Okay. 


25 


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cc 


And nlso get your Quantity Read Switch for afccut 








X^- ST'^cciids. 


07 24 


05 


cc 


What is your status for I8-I? 


07 2U 


06 


c 


18-1 is fine. We'ge got both RCS rings, twc left 








secondary 0 bottles. 


07 21+ 




cc 


Roger, Are you going to I-lain batteries? 


07 2U 


17 


c 


Roger. Stand by one. 


07 2h 


5! 


cc 


We have you GO on the ground here. Have you un- 






stowed your bungee cord? 


07 2»i 


59 


c 


We just got It out new- We just tried to get all 








of our stuff unstowed, and we're not really pre- 



pared to do an Aerc-Med Pass if we have to. 



07 2U 1+5 C we're getting squared away here. We're not 

really prepared to do an Aero-Med Pass unless we 
have to. 




CC '~r:-iv. A.'vi ve i Id r. t ►'•■t '.-ilid '/r'-tl t'^r.y AOf" 

•::.>v-iy, ^ vlll .--n:: y ur A-r -V-d Pas::. 

^ - . • (■ c We've t a T.ajcr h' ■u5oy.<^'^rir.r3 pr< bier, h'-re with 

'ill thl3 "^quipr-ent cn'rcnrd that w-^'d e^-pect-^d tc 
^.--t rid V f. 

■ 02 CC ' r-m y':u ri-.'e v:3 -1. .-i r;-.^S:5ure? 

2- 0^ F The nialn batteries are rf.?ading nr.ps ^r.d 2J vcltr-. 

r> - O-} C All the main batteries 'ire reading: 9 arnps and 

2') volts, and the Pilot still has his blood pressure 
bulb in. Do you want one rron; hln? 

0" 2'- l6 CC Negative, Just the Coniniar.d Pilot. 

07 2v 13 C Oy.ay. Just a second and I'll give you one. 

07 2'i 27 P Do you want o\xr adapter readings? Gemini h. 

07 2';. 50 CC Roger, go ahead. 

07 25 55 p Roger. 3A is 5-2U, ID is 5 1/2 and 2k, IC is 

5 1/2 and 2U 1/2; 2A is 2 l/2 and 25, 2D Is 2 l/2 
and 2'3, and 2C is 2 l/2 and 2^. 



0-' 25 56 


CC 


Rtger. I copied them all. 


07 26 01 


CC 


Roger. We got a good blood pressure^ also. 


07 26 07 


CC 


I've UTxiated your TR clock with the l8-l time; it's 
in and valid. 


07 26 11 


c 


Stand by one. I didn't get my computer on. 


07 26 16 


c 


We have to gee the 


07 26 27 


CC 


Turn off the 


O/ 26 57 


C 


Roger, CSQ. This is Gemini h. Give me another 
update. I didn't have my computer all the way on. 


07 26 51 


CC 


Have ycu got a running light now? 


07 26 57 


C 


Running light now. Roger. 


07 26 58 


CC 


Roger. Transmitting Gemini Ijad. 


07 26 06 


c 


Okay. We didn't get the DCS light. VJe're still not 
i-ight-side up yet. 


07 27 15 


CC 


Roger. I got indications when I transmitted the 
18-1 TR time tnat it did not go in valid. 


07 27 19 


c 


Okay. We didn't get the DCS light. 


07 27 23 


CC 


Okay. Then you did not get the 6-h load. The l8-l 



0 ■ o\ c It's ■ f-r. 

07 25 06 CC Bcser. 

Cr 2S 00 CC i' -.'i OJ. This is vithout 0,V-'S. 7+- % 

15+56. 

O:' 23 2-; P Your first part vas blocked cut. ft^rt .:vct, piesse. 

0 ■ 28 27 CC Roger. l3-l vithout OA-'-E: I7 • C 0% l":+56. 

07 23 ^1 P You VP re blocked cut part way. V.'^uld ycu try again, 

please? 

0-,' 28 CC Roger. T'TFRC 17 56 05- 7+-7. l-: + 5C. 

07 29 01 C CSQ, Gerr.ini h. You're cutting cut in the ir.iddie of 

your transTnissions. We're receiving the first num- 
ters and the last nimibers, but not the middle. 

07 29 09 CC Roger. You got the CS^TRC then. We'll get this up 

to you later. 

HAWAII 

07 55 31 CC Gemini h , Hawaii CAP COM. Standing by. We have you 

GO on the ground. Do ycu copy, Gemini -+? 

07 3^+ 20 CC Gemini k, Hawaii CAP COf-1. 

07 22 C Hawaii, Gemini 4. 

07 5'^ 2i+ CC Roger. We have your T/M solid. Hawaii standing by. 

07 5^ 28 C For your information we're perfectly upside-down. 

I guess uaybe, ycu pick up T/M even when I'm not 
right-side up. 

07 55 CC Roger. I Just sent your T/M command, real time on, 

and got it in. We're receiving your T/M very well. 

07 5^ '12 C CSQ, back on the computer. V/e never got a 

DCS light anyway. 

07 5^ 50 CC Roger. 

07 5U ?2 C We got a DCS light the first time, but I didn't have 

the IGS power on. And the second time, we didn't 
get the DCS light. 

07 55 13 CC You look very good on the ground, Gemini h. 



Mi 



C S-iV q,:-;!::. 

CC Ic'jr. very gocd or; zhc ^roui^d. 

C We ice'--, gccc on the ►;rcund? 

Affirmative. You lock gcKxi or. the ^;^^o^ir:d. 

C y 2- C OKay, we've get everything going fine for us up 

y^ere, except for all this Junk we have inside. 

07 5 CC Roger, I understand. 



y^ 22 CC 



0',' 



z: c Be advised Ed is goirg tc start trying to go to 



sleep at this time. 
07 y. 5-' cc Roger. 

07 55 i+0 P Bacon and egg bitee, toast and orange juice, and 

I'm about to go to sleep. 

07 55 ^+5 cc Roger from Havaii. 

07 56 05 cc Geralni , Hawaii. 

07 56 08 CC Gemini h, Hawaii. 

07 56 50 C This is Gemini U. Be advised that I just got a DCS 

update. 

07 56 35 CC Roger. I just sent a T^. 

(Cal remotes) 

07 i+1.5't CC Gemini \, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

07 J^l 58 CC Gemini I'm reading you weak. I have a new 6-^ 

without 0A>1S update for you. It's 01 days, 

00 09 30, 8+18. 161-10. Over. 

07 U2 25 C 

07 1^2 56 CC 16+- 10. 

07 ^2 55 CC Gemini \, this is Houston. Did you copy that l6fl0? 
07 U3 07 CC Gemini 1+, this is Houston. I say a-^ain, reverse 

banlt to 16+10. 

07 1+5 1+8 CC Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

(GYM remoted) 

07 JiU 09 C Hello Houston, Gemini 4. Do you read? 

07 !+U 12 CC Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Loud and clear. 

How me? 





C 


L- ud ar.d cl-;^^:- r.',r». I und-.-rst ir.i th-it th-- ur - 
date is 00 O? 50, 5+l£. Ar.d I did r. :t f--t the 1-st 
quantity. 


C'.' 27 


cc 


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O - 59 


cc 


Ger.ir.i - , this is Hcustcr.. I s^y it is l-'rHQ. Did 
you ccpy? 


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Kello, Hcastcn, Gemini 4. Do y. u read? 


0. - . Oo 




V) ■rrar' Tj-iiid nnf^ r'lo'i"" YoU S!"""" tO CUttin^" in 

and cut. What UHF are ycu cn? 
(Texas remoted) 


07 ^5 


cc 


Gemini , this is Hcuston CAP COM. Over. 


07 53 


c 


Hello Houston, Hello Houston, Gemini ^. 


07 55 


cc 


Gemini h, this Is Houston. You're very intermittent. 
If you're reading, we are goif^S to update your 6-4 
over Texas- Leav° your computer on. After Texas 
LOS, power down xne computer. Did you copy? 


07 ^6 11 


c 


Hello Hcuston, Hello Houston, Gerr.inl 4. 


07 -6 15 


cc 


Gemini I'm reading ycu loud and clear. Hew me? 


07 ^6 55 


cc 


Gemini U, Houston CAP COM. Kcw do you read? Over. 


07 U6 ii7 


c 


Hello Houston, Hello Houston, Gemini h. 


07 1+7 05 


cc 


Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Do you read? 
Over. 


07 U7 15 


c 


Roger, Houston CAP COM. Gemini U, I read you Icud 
and clear. Go ahead. 


07 '^1 18 


cc 


Roger. Your RETRB is l6fl0. Your other readbacks 
were correct. 


07 ^1 50 


cc 


Do you copy? 


07 l+T 36 


c 


Houston, Gemini h. Do you read me? 


07 ^7 39 


cc 


Roger. Read loud and clear. If you hear me, go HF. 
Go HF. 


07 1+8 02 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP CdA on HF. Do you read? Over 


07 Ji8 17 


cc 


Gemini U, Houston CAP COM. Do you read? Over. 


07 *+8 21 


c 


Roger, Houston. 


07 1+8 21+ 


cc 


Roger. You are weak. If you are reading me, your 
RETRB is 16+10. Over. 


07 51 


c 


16+10. Roger. 



0,/ ;,8 ^j'. CC Roger. Yoirr other readbacks vei-e c-crrect. Ycu have 

a vTlid 6-'. load in your coEput'?r. 

Q.. i,o C Roger, I have a valid 6-1. load in my computer. 

Thank you. 

07 -iQ CC Oliat's affirmative. You can power down your computer, 

07 U8 1+7 C Roger. When Is the next time you want me to power 

it up? 

07 U8 '^l CC It'll be quite a vriiile. We have a long dry spell 

here. And we'll try to leave you alone and let you 
rest. You have a D-8 update. D-8 will be performed. 
Nominal time Is O^f^O G.m. t. 

07 1+9 07 C Roger. I'm afraid that Ed will be asleep by that 

time, but give me that time again. 

07 U9 13 CC Greenwich Mean Time 00. Excuse me, that's 02 50 00. 
OU U9 21 C Roger. 02:50. 

07 U9 2k CC Roger. And if it is at all possible, we'd like to 

have you put the EVA glove in a plastic bag and seal 
it as best as you can. 

07 i+9 5U C You want me to seal something up? I'm going to seal 

up the film that we just took. Is that what you 
want? 

07 li9 ho CC Put the EVA glove in a plastic bag and stow it away 

if possible. 

07 1+9 1+6 C 

07 1+9 50 CC We would like to analyze what came off the window. . 

07 i+9 55 C You want to analyze what came off the window. 

07 50 05 C This is Gemini h. I'm going to go off HF. Okay?- 

07 50 11 CC Gemini h, this is Houston. We have nothing else. 

You can power down your computer. I'll be standing 
by. 

07 50 17 C Roger, going off HF UHF again. 

07 50 20 CC Roger. Going back to UHF. 

COASTAL SEHTRY QUEBEC 

08 57 56 CC Gemini, CSQ. Be advised to stand by to receive a 

Flight Plan update over RKV this revolution. 



c-'- 




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d'lte ^ vvr RKV. 




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cc 


R. rer. Have ycu get yt.ur c;:rrut"r :.? 






12 


c 


Roger, I Just get the IGS pcver ■. n and the ccir:- 
puters cn. 


03 


■ 8 


I6 


cc 


Rogei-. 


oe 


■ 8 


24 


cc 


Roger. You have a Gemini load f i r area l9-I. 


of. 


■3 


51 


c 


Roger. Understand I have a lead f ■ r l8-l. 


08 




35 


CC 


At I irroatlve. Are you preparea ir copy your 
back-up flight quantities? 


Oh- 


-p 


-'5 


c 


Stand by. Okay, go ahead. 


06 




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cc 


GWTRC 17 56 05. 7+^7- 15+56. 


OO 


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05 


c 


Roger. Understand I8-I lead is I7 56 O5. l+hj. 
15+56. 


08 


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18 


cc 


Roger, and I also have an area 7-DELTA for you when 
you are ready to copy. 


08 


■:--9 


22 


c 


Go ahead. 




y9 


25 


cc 


Roger. 104, 2+I5. GMTRC 01 days, 00 hours, 
52 minutes, lU seconds. J 5+^3. And there is no 
RETRB available at this time. 


08 


59 


1^7 


c 


Roger. You are going to have to say that all over. 
You were breaking up badly. 


08 


59 


51 


cc 


Roger. Area i-DEu£A: iw. c^+lp. 01 days OU hours 
52 minutes Ik seconds. RET UOO K: 15+U^8, Do you ■ 
copy? 


09 00 


lU 


c 


Roger, CSQ. You broke up on that, but you came 
through with a 104. 2+15 '^00 52 lU +I5. 


09 


00 


31 


cc 


Negative. RET 400 K is 15+48. Do you copy? 


09 00 


39 


c 


We copy. 


09 


00 


52 


cc 


Did you copy the RET 400 K? 


09 


00 


57 


c 


CSQ, I'm only getting about every fifth transmission 
of yours. 


09 


00 


59 


cc 


Roger, I say again RET 400 K: 15+48. Do you copy? 


09 


01 


24 


cc 


Okay, turn your computer off. Turn your computer 
off. 


09 01 


29 


c 


Roger. All I got was "computer off," and I'm turn- 
ing my computer off. 





01 


1 1 

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CC 


R, .jer. Pi:T UOO K fv 


(>■> 


01 




CC 


I say ag- P'^ ^00 


09 


02 


11 


CC 


Gemini U, CSQ. 


09 


02 


21 


CC 


Gemini U , CSQ. 


09 


25 


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Weather jiiotography 
first day. A whole 



l-.+iiB. Ihr- Area T-PHLTA. 



wasn't very good so I used an f stop of f/ll 

25 U8 P We're just going into the twilight. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

09 29 U7 cc Gemini Gemini this is RKV CAP COM. 

09 29 56 cc Gemini U, Gemini U, this is HKV CAP COM on UHF. 

09 50 09 CC Gemini \, Gemini ^, this is RKV CAP COM on UHF. 

09 50 15 C Gemini ^4-, read you loud and clear. Go ahead. 

09 50 20 CC Gemini h, this is RKV CAP COM on HF. Do you read? 

09 50 28 C 

09 50 29 CC Roger, Are you on HF7 

09 31 59 CC RKV Medical Data Pass no. 1 at G.m.t. 02 17 for 

the Pilot. Request that the Pilot have the temper- 
ature probe in his mouth 5 minutes before acquisi- 
tion. Also have the voice update for recovery 
area 9-5 throu^ 15-2 and 8-Charlie through 12-BRAVO. 
D-8 experiment at G.m.t. 02 5O 59- Command Pilot 
sleeping period begins at the same time. MSG Ex- 
periment -2 and -5 at 05 00 00. Do you coT)y? 

09 55 05 CC Gemini RKV CAP COM. Did you copy? 
09 55 12 CC Gemini U, RKV CAP COM. Did you copy? 
09 55 17 C Negative RKV, Gemini 4. All I got was my ascending 

node, I missed all the other information, 

09 55 25 C Do you read me? 

09 55 -6 CC Roger, loud and clear, Gemini U. Read you loud and 

clear. 

09 35 51 C Okay. What were you trying to give me that time? 







CC 


•it C"^ V ro ♦ \ : -.1 00 00. D= y u ci-py- 






c 


"u u hav-' Zi-mMvA Filvt entin^- rlt-J :'ri-_r-. 00:1 
01:00. Ic that c:rrect? 


09 5? 




cc 


Affirmative. I have an R}C/ Medical Data Pass nc. 
on the Pilot at 02 1" -o. Do you py? 


09 5^ 


19 


c 


HKV f-ledlcal Data Pass no. 1 cn th'- Pilot at 02 I7 ■ 


09 5^ 


26 


cc 


Roger. D-8 experlT.ent at 02 JO -/y. 


09 5- 


53 


c 


Roger. What's the nair.e for that 02 50 59? 


09 5'* 


12 


cc 


DSLTA-Pi experiment. 


09 5^ 


J* 6 


c 


Roger. Be advised that the Pilot went to sleep or 
tried to go to sleep a fev hours age. He'll be 
getting up about that time. 


09 5'+ 


56 


cc 


Roger. 


09 "9^ 


58 


cc 


The Command Pilot sleeping period begins at that 
time. 


09 55 


05 


c 


At 02 50 59? 


09 55 


05 


cc 


Affirmative 


09 55 


22 


c 


RKV, Gemini !^ 


09 55 


51 


cc 


Roger. MSC No. 2 and 3 experiments, OFF at 
05:00 hours. 


09 35 


U2 


c 


Roger. }j1SC-2 and -5, OFF at 05:00. 


09 55 


U6 


cc 


Roger. You will also receive a voice update for 
9 through 13 recovery areas during the RKV pass at 
02:17. 


09 36 


06 


c 


RKV, say all after MSC-2 and -3, 


09 36 


10 


cc 


Roger. Voice update recovery areas during RKV pass 
02:17. 


no '^fi 


21 


c 


OV a v RfTV "na c; <^ OP ■ T T 
\JTi.aj * • . * . luv V 0 \jc . X f . 


09 36 


28 


cc 


Affirmative. Affirmative. 
HAWAII 


10 i+O 


05 


cc 


Gemini k, Hawaii CAP COM. 


10 Uo 


09 


cc 


' Gemini k , Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 




. -.0 21 
1 J -0 2- 



10 4-0 



10 i+1 02 



10 Ifl 20 

10 Ul 27 

10 h\ 58 

10 4l 
10 hi hh 

10 42 09 
10 42 11 
10 42 12 

10 42 18 



10 42 53 

10 45 17 



cc 
c 

cc 



Jemini Hawaii CAP COM. 



10 40 54 CC 
10 40 57 C 



CC 



C 
CC 



CC 
C 

CC 

c 

CC 



10 42 42 CC 



C 
C 



Ye.:, H^w5il, Gemini 4. 



ju loud and cleai-. 



R.;ger. During your pass we wD'.ild like to perform ^- 

ulIF check. I would like to stress - use ininim'o.'n 
fuel, .T.inlmura fuel. Place your UHF Antenna f^'-le^* 

Switch to FEEfrrRY. Give a short count. 

Roger. I'll give you a short count here on the 
adapter. 1,2,3,4,5 — N'-w I am going to Antenna Se- 
lect, REErJTRY. 

Give me a short count on REEOTRY. 

Roger, I'm on REENTRY now. 1,2,5,4,5 - 5,4,5,2,1. 
Are you reading? 

Roger, reading you loud and clear. Now I would like 
for you to roll heads-up. Suggest using Pulse. Use 
minimum fuel. While you are rolling, perform 
another voice check on REENTRY. 

Roger, stand by. I've got to get ray ac power ON. 

Roger. Also would like for you to build up- cabin 
pressure to 5-^ psi using 0^ High Rate. 

Roger, you want us to build cabin up to 5-^ lising 
Og High Rate? 

Affirm. 

About 5.5. I'm going to 0^ High Rate now. 

Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM- 
Go ahead Hawaii CAP. 

Can you position your Real Time T/M Switch to READ- 
TIME and ACQ-AID? 

Roger. We're REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID. It looks like 
I'm pointed just about straight up at the sun right 
now. I'll try to roll around so I can see the hori- 
zon. I'll talk as I'm doing this. How do you read 

me? 

Roger. Reading you loud and clear. When you get 
heads-up, place your UHF Antenna Switch to ADAPTER 
and give me a short count. 

Roger, I will do. 

I have my cabin up to 5- ^ this time. 




1': -3 20 




R.ger, T -.ir.derstari-i *rx-." ^ 'ire up ' . ■•■ 


i ' -5 25 


c 


H-.ger. I*- vented :.:.\ I't^ ::'-.^k t.: '.;t 
3- 


10 1^5 27 


cc 


Roger, 'xiderstand. C: o:":"" of High R&te. 


IJ 50 


c 


Roger, I'm of:" of High Rate already. 


10 ^5 U5 


c 


Okay. I'm Ju£t about upside-down now. About 120= 
bank I'll start rolling around. 


10 ^5 55 


cc 


Roger, give rae a oount as you roll. 


10 1^5 55 


c 


Roger. 1,2,5,4,5 - 5,^,3,2,1. 




cc 


Roger, read you loud and ?lear. Use minimiarr; fuel, 
Gemini 4. 


10 15 


c 


Were you supposed to get sorae retroflre times from 
RKV before? 


10 U4 20 


cc 


Roger, I will pass up 8-C to you when we finish the 
Com Check. 


10 UJ+ 25 


c 


Again, please. 


10 Ulj- 26 


cc 


I will relay Area 8-C to you when we finish the Com 
Check. 


10 52 


cc 


Roger. 


10 52 


c 


I'm in about 90^ right now and I'm starting to come 
out. 


10 1+4 56 


cc 


Roger. Still reading you loud and clear. 


lU Z>y 


n 
\j 


OV«v T'm vefirllni? vmi 1 o^jfi and clear, too. I'm 

reading you much better than I've read anyone else 
in a long time. 


10 45 05 


cc 


Roger. 


10 1+5 05 


c 


Nice to talk to somebody, again. 


10 1+5 07 


cc 


Yes, you broke up on a couple of passes over. 


10 1+5 10 


c 


Ed was sleeping. I didn't have anyone on rhe ground 
to talk to and it was kind of quiet. I should say 
Ed was trying to sleep. 


10 1+5 21 


cc 


Roger. Has he been sleeping? 


10 1+5 2i+ 


c 


Speak for yourself, Edward. Okay, I'm coming up to 
level flight at this time. 1,2,5,4,5 - 5Aj.5,2,1. 


10 1+5 56 


cc 


Roger. We would like for you to switch to ADAPTER 



and give us a short co'jnt. 




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■.^ ■*2 




Roger, I'r. on AI^FTER. l,2,5,Uo - 5,^.5,2,1- How 






d'j you read me^ 


13 


cc 


I read you a little broken up but readable. 


10 45 ';>1 


c 


Okay, I'm reading you loud and clear also. 


10 ^jU 


cc 


Roger. I think this is about the best we've had — 






right? 


10 -^b 16 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Hawaii CAP COM. Be advised to switch back 




to REEJITRY. Did you copy, Gemini 1+? 


10 h6 25 


c 


Roger. We're on REENTRY now. 


10 h6 25 


cc 


Roger, understand 


10 it6 38 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. Will you petition your 




REAL-TIME ACQ-AID to COMMANC. 


10 1+6 


c 


It is on C0N&1AM). 


10 U6 1+5 


cc 


Roger. Roger. Now are you reaay to copy y<-'ui- 






CLA 8-C? 


10 h6 57 


c 


Roger, we are. 




cc 


166, 5+35. 01 02 06 51- U-+I8. Did you copy. 






Gemini I+? 


10 1+7 25 


p 


Roger. Reading back 8-C. AV I66. 5+35. 




01 02 06 51. Say the last two. 


10 1+7 1+2 


cc 


11+18, RET 1+00 K. Did you copy? 


10 1+7 h$ 


p 


Hawaii, Gemini h. Say the last two again, please. 


10 1+7 5- 


cc 


Roger. GMTRC 01 02 06 51- RET i+00 K. II+I8. Did 






you copy? 


10 1+8 15 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Hawaii CAP COM. 






ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


11 01 1*8 


cc 


Gemini 4, Gemini 4, this is KKV CAr uUM. 


11 02 06 


cc 


Gemini •+, Gemini 4, this is RKV CAP COM. 


11 02 10 


c 


RKV CAP COM, this is Gemini h. How do you rfzi? 


11 02 15 


cc 


Roger. I read you loud and clear. How me? 


11 02 19 


c 


Loud and clear. 


11 02 20 


cc 


Roger. Be advised that the oral temp is complete. 


11 02 27 


c 


Roger, the oral terap is complete. 




U 02 2^' CC S: ge:-. '-e ' i liKe 

39 C Roger. iie ' i getting rei^dy to -r-^it n .w. 

11 02 1+2 CC Roger. 

V-i P We have another sighting on the bocster. It's right 

^ on the horizon at this tins. We're goirg approxi- 

mately bliint-end-forward- 
11 05 05 S Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. The cuff is full-scale. 

11 05 3h CC Gemini CAP COM. The ciaff is full-scale. Did you 

copy? 

11 05 59 ^ Roger. 

1^ S Gemini k, RKV Surgeon. We have a good blood pressure. 

^ ^ Give me a mark when you -begin your exercise. Over. 

11 05 51 C MARK now. 

■11 03 55 CC Stand by. We have a small proble-n here- 

11 OU l8 C right now. 

11 Ok 19 C MARK! 

11 oh k'[ G We're complete. 

11 Oil 50 C Blood pressture has come up. 

n 2^ S Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. We have another blood pres- 

^ ^ sure. Standing by for your food, water, and sleep 

report. 

T, OS ^1 P Roger, this is Gemini h. Pilot got up aboo' 20 min- 

^ ^ utes ago and had about 3 and a 1/2 hours of rest. 

It wasn't deep sleep. It was an on-and-off type 
sleeping, but there was some sleep associated witn 
it. I had for breakfart, small cereal, orange juice, 

bacon and egg bites, and calcified bits. I've 

had 12 mouthfuls of water in just a few moments. 

11 06 11+ CC Gemini 4, this is RKV CAP COM. Are you prepared to 

copy some preretro updates"? 

11 06 25 C Stand by just a moment. 

11 06 2h CC Roger. 

11 06 37 C Roger, go ahead. 

a;; CC Roger. 9-Charlie: 157- 2+02. 01 days 03 hours 

11 06 39 CC J^g--^^^^ ^3 ^^^^^^^^ (o-three)+05. 95 00 00. 

r^MTRC 01 diys, Oh 36 I8. 7+59- RETRB 15+26. Do 

you copy? 



, , yj c H -per. :'-Charlie: 157- 2+^1- '-^'f^ -5 -^5- 

15+-"- 

.107 1^5 CC Roger. I have a 10-Charlie: 123- 1+^5- 

^' ^ 05 15 i^7. 15+37. 11 HELTA: O87. 1+5'+- 31 days 

07 10 U6. 0&fJ+2. GMTRB 12+35- 103- 0, 01 days 

06 08 hh. 09+06. 17+59- Do you copy? 
11 08 5U C Roger. 9-5 was Ok 56 I8. 7+59- 1^26. lO-Charlle: 

11 ^ 125. 1+^5. 05 15 1+7- 15+57. 11 DELTA: O87. 

1+54. 07 10 hS. &+^2. 12+55- 103- 06 08 1^. 

9+06. 17+-59- 
11 09 55 CC Roger. Roger. Roger. 

11 15 01 P Starting D-8 experiment. Starting it over the chest 

at 59. 

11 15 08 C 02 50 59- 

11 15 10 P Yes. 02 50 59. Holding it there for one minute. 

11 15 38 P Why don't you, between each one of these, turn it 

off, Jim. When we start going to bed 

11 15 58 P Going into the crotch area. 

11 16 02 C Okay? 

11 16 05 P ^'^s 

11 16 09 C Wonder if I should put my gloves on? 

11 16 ll^ P not as comfortable. I'll tell you that. 

3.1 16 17 C 

11 16 19 P I say, it's not uncomfortable with all your gloves ■ 

and jazz on. I don't know. Maybe you'll be, but 

11 16 23 C Do you want me to help you take a little bit. 

11 16 25 P The what? 

11 16 26 C The top. 

11 16 29 P Yes, why don't you, and I'll stow it while you're in 

bed. Going to delay, you know, though. 

11 17 07 P Going up to the armpit. 

11 17 ^9 C Coming on back here. 

(Time not available) 

P Front of the window. 

P Front of the instrument panel. 



F ^ ir.,T the :"1 _ r. 
need rie 

F D-S is OF? at this tinfj. This run is coT.plet.ed. 

11 1+5 1^1 P I took an S-5 picture of a cloud foiTfeti or. over th.e 

Pacific corning on the Coastal Sentry Quebec area rit 
03:00 using f/ll at I50. It was fra-^e no. 28. I'r. 
taking several pictiires for 3-5- I'm right in the 
area of the tropical storm Carla. It's very heavily 
overcase right now. I'll t&ke a few of the cloud 
forrB-tlons. They have so:ne very interesting forma- 
tions interlaced on the top of them. Perhaps the 
camera will pick them up. It's so bright I'm going 
to shoot 250 at 16. Those will be franies 28, 29, 
end I'll be shooting at least two more. Those will 
be 30 and 5I. I sho'old be passing right over the 
area of the storm. 

12 02 25 P The Greenwich time is 05:l8 and 25 seconds. 
12 05 01 P I'm shooting back at 250 at 11 now. 

12 05 28 P The Hasselblad hung up on that one. I don't believe 

it was a good one. 

12 05 55 P That was a good one. 

12 ok P The shutter to the Hasselblad seems to be delayed in 

dropping. I hope it's not ruining - occluding the 
pictures. 

12 0;3 29 P Looks like we're pretty well out of the typhoon area. 

I'll wait until I get out just a little further and 
try to get a broad over-all shot that covers the 
whole area. 



COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



12 09 12 CC Gemini h, CSQ. I got cut up by Goddard loop. You 

say you didn't get a time of the hatch closure. Do 
you iiave some kind of an estimate? 

12 09 22 P Roger. I'll call you down one. Stand by. We've 

got it marked up. 

12 09 25 CC Well, don't look for it if it's out of place. 

12 09 50 P Roger. It was considerably later than we had planned. 



95 



12 09 55 CC Roger. 

12 09 56 P Everything's going quite well now, up here now. 

Jim's gone on to sleep four hours of sltep. 

I had a good rest, also and I'm preparing to have a 
dinner of roast beef and cream com- 

12 09 51 CC Roger. Roast beef and cream com. 

12 09 P Roger over the hurricane, or tj-phoon area 

there right over Carla and which ones 

they were. I believe I got some good Hasselblad 
pictures of them down there, though. It was quite 
extensive cloud coverage from above and quite a few 
interesting formations. 

12 10 ih CC Roger. 

12 10 18 P Will you pass on also, that we're delaying D-9 as 

our flight plan calls for because we feel that we 
both shoiild be up for it. It requires coordination. 

12 10 27 CC Roger. Will do. 

12 10 53 P Right now the pressure in the cabin is holding about 

5.4. It seems to hold up there. That's where she 
went at lift-off. It seemed to hold there for a 
while and then it gradually drained down to about 
4.9. 

12 10 k6 CC Okay. Okay, everything here on the ground looks 

real good. 

12 10 P Rog. 

12 11 02 P It was really quite a view out there during the EVA. 

12 11 07 CC I imagine. Real good show. 
±2. 11 12 CC How long did you stay out? 

12 11 15 P Must liave been out — I came out just as soon as we 

got the GO. Before Hawaii, actually, I came out 
following the camera and installing the um- 
bilical cord. It took a little bit of effort to get 
them in ..... 

12 11 50 CC Genlni k, CSQ. We've got LOS. 

12 18 59 P Took another picture of the cloxid formation at 

05:55 a long drawn-out type formation. 

12 27 28 P One of the food bags has leaked at the inflow lid 

where you put the water gun. 



96 



12 28 h2 P I'm looking out at the stars now. it's not as - 

It's light, not fid-ly dark. It appears that the 
window gives you a filter that cuts down the smaller 
magnitude stars. I'm looking out right now at the 

Big Dipper and right on down to Arcturus and , 

and it appears to me that what I'i.t seeing right now 
are primarily the second and down \o third order 
stars. The smaller ones are cut pretty well out of 
the pictvire at the present time. As you get deeper 
into night, I think more of them will come out, but 
you definitely don't see as many stars as you do 
flying at hO 000 feet in an airplane on a good clear 
night. 

12 30 59 P The stars of Corhus is right out in view right now. 

It seems to he in pretty full view. I'm picking up 
prohably down to about fourth order stars right now. 

12 35 ^5 P As we get deeper into the night, the other stars are 

coming out. I can see them - I believe I can see 
down to about fifth magnitude now. It's still not 
as brilliant a display of stars as you'd see on a 
clear night at 20 000 feet out of the canopy of an 
aircraft. I've got my lights dimmed way down and it 
makes a much more spectacular view out. As a matter 
of fact, the stars seem to be coming out as my eyes 
adapt further. I'm looking right now at the South- 
ern Cross and the stars around it. There seems to 
be a somewhat of a lighted area around it. 

12 35 11 P I'^ve got a- very clear horizon now. It's rather 

light and I've got a horizon comprised mainly of 
clouds. I can see the clouds - the stars as they 
start to go down into the main air glow, but the 
clouds seem to give a more light horizon. It doesn't 
seem that we - earlier in the flight we've seen a 
horizon without clouds and it was much more - it was 
a rather thick layer of air glow and you could see 
the stars as they went down through it. In this 
cloud- type horizon thOL;igh, the stars are more diffi- 
cult to see; although I do note that some of the 
brighter ones are visible through it as they set. 

12 56 IT P I'm looking out now at Gruss, and its stars are quite 

clear, even the small fourth and fifth order magni- 
tude stars in the This time of evening and at 

night, the skies are quite black and the stars are 
quite visible. I can see at least fifth order. 



97 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

12 57 22 CC Gemini RKV CAP COM. 
12 57 59 ^ Roger RKV, Gemini h. 

12 57 hi CC Roger. Request that you monitor primary 0^ source 

pressure, and go to 0^ High Rate to hold source pres- 
sure "between 950 and 96O psl. Do you copy? 

12 58 00 P Roger, understand go to 0^ High Rate to control the 

0^ source between 95O and 9^0 psi. 

12 59 25 CC Gemini k, .RKV CAP COM. 

12 59 27 P Roger. Go ahead RKV, Gemini h. 

12 59 50 CC Roger. I have a 9-5 update for you. 

12 59 55 P Stand hy, please. 

12 59 P Ready to copy. 

12 59 hf CC Roger. 9-5: Ok 56 I9. O7+59. 15+^?. Do you copy 
12 J^O 06 P Roger. 9-5= Ol^ 56 19- 07+59- 1^^7. 

12 ho 18 CC That's affirmative. 

12 ^ 21 P Would you relay to Houston that we were out over 

but we were able to see the coast of Texas 

quite clearly and actually picked up outside 

you could see considerably more coastline of 

Texas on up around into Louisiana coming on 

down over the southern part of Florida, I could see- 
the whole state of 5'lorida, and we went and 

about that time we had the comnand to start back in. 

12 hi oh CC Sounds real good. 
12 hi 07 P Quite a view! 

12 hi 15 P Also relay down that control with the gun was 

very good in yaw, very good in pitch. Roll control 
wasn't as good but when I had the gun, I waG able to 
pick a si>ot on the spacecraft and return to it. I 
was able to maneuver in translation and also in my 
attitude control 

12 hi 59 CC Roger. Understand. 



9 




96 



12 kl kl P I didn't liave the gun tho\;igh, using the lanyard 

was a little more difficult due to the position on 
the spacecraft door at which it was attached. It 
tended to - like a tether will do, it tended to hring 

me hack and rehound me off the door hack toward 

the adapter qviite a bit of the time, and I spent a 
lot of time trying to get out of that area. 

12 h2 05 CC Roger. 

12 22 P I finished the dinner of roast beef 

12 k2 35 CC Roger, very good. Flight has been copying your 

transmissions. 

12 h2 h-1 P Roger. Understand. 

12 h2 57 P Looking at it now, right now. It's a triangle. 

I can see all three constellations, I think, clearly. 
The and Vega. In fact, I can see down 

12 ^3 37 CC Roger, sounds real good. 
2_2 hh P pictures. 

2^2 k6 hh P I've seen quite a display of stars I've seen 

the southern hemisphere stars. I've seen the Summer 

Triangle, , Vega, the Northern Cross. Looks 

like now I'm coming up - I can see I can see 

the 

12 52 12 P I believe that I miscalled a little earlier on the 

- that I had a cloud-deck horizon. I definitely 
don't have a ground-deck horizon. I can see down 
below thunderstorm activity and the stars sinking 
down through the air glow. So it's definitely an 
air glow horizon. And I estimate it to be approxi- 
mately 11 to 12^ angle, pie section, from ray view. 
There's quite a display of thunderstorms down below 
right now. 

12 32 k6 P It's starting to get light and I can still see quite 

a few stars. I'm going to try to see just what 
change I have of seeing stars on the sunlit side of 
this pass. 

12 57 56 P Well, I'm back around now to the Southern Cross with 

the light splotchy area of - I guess lots of very 

light stars. I don't recall quite seeing the 

same display in the planetarium. Alpha Centuri and 
Beta are quite clear. I'm still at this time - it's 
starting to get light and I can still see quite a 
few stars. I believe they go down to about at least 



the sixth order now. I started up about the fourth 
and I'm down to sixth. There's really a lot of 
stars out in that 

The light hand of stars seem to - the stars right 
around the Southern Cross and the rather dark void 
area and the right — on the sign of the Cross and 
that as you get back toward Alpha and Beta Centuri 

the light area continues. It just looks a big 

patch of — oh, it looks like we're going to be late. 

It looks just as It looks Just like 

As a matter of fact, it probably is. It certainly 
is clearly defined, though. You can see the dark 
voids — a dark void area, in it. 

There's the little Corona Australis, that we decided 
to use as a calibration. It's out in front of me 
right now, and they go down to fifth order stars and 
I can see stars that are distinctly of a less magni- 
tude than the stars in the Corona Auscerias. 

M5C-2 and -5 are being turned OFF at Oh I9 kO. I'm 
afraid I was watching the stars so much I forgot to 
turn it off at the proper time. 

Right now it's daylight over on Jim's side, and 
looking out ny side I can still make out some of 
the stars- It appears that you can keep the space- 
craft oriented so that one side is dark. On the 
dark side you can see stars, but the other side is 
in daylight. Jim's side is definitely in the day- 
light right now and mine is in the dark. This is 
one of the things that siurprised me the most earlier 
in the flight when I was looking out at all the 
little fireflies from the booster, and remarking how 
dark it was and how it looked. I looked over at Jim 
and he was looking out of the perfectly daylight 
window. That's actually the way it's supposed to be 
but was a quite interesting thing - the first time 
you see it. 

I just took an S-5 picture. I'm just coming over the 
Sahara Desert. It's really a beautiful view. I'll 
take several more pictures. 

I took two pictures — 45 and h6. I'm passing over 
Africa now, looking down at the Sahara Desert. 

Passing over the east side of Africa now. I see 
quite a few 



100 




COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



13 5Q 56 


CC 


Ge.Tiini h, CSQ CAP COM. 


15 59 15 


F 


Go ahead CSQ, Gemini k. 


13 59 18 


CC 


Roger. Read you loud and clear. I have the retro 
information for you. Are you prepared to copy? 


13 39 26 


P 


Stand by one, please. 


15 59 27 


CC 


Roger. 


15 59 ^0 


P 


Ready to copy. 


15 59 ^5 


CC 


Roger. Area 11-DELTA: zero. GMTRC 01 days 
07 hQ 58. RET 1;00 15+26. Area 12-DELTA: AV 96. 
^ 2+05. GMTRC Oj. daysj 08 hours, 46 minutes, 
55 seconds. RBI 4-00 K 07 +50. RET reverse bank 
l^+'^l. Are vou coDvlne? 


1 X kn kit 


p 


Roger, the last part of your first message and the 
front part of it were blocked out. Say again the 
first one. Repeating the second - Area 12-D: 96. 

2+05. 01 08 46 55. 07+30. 15+51- 


13 05 


CC 


Roger, I'll go back to 11-BRAVO. 11-BRAVO: 
AV zero. AT zero . GNTTRC 01 days, O7 48 58. 


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Roger. 11-B: 0. 0. 01 07 48 58, and I didn't 
ffet the last two ..... 


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Roger. RET 400 K is 15+26. There is no RETRB. 


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Roger. 15+26. Understand. Thank you. 


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Roger. I have also 12-BRAVO: AV IbO. 3+37- 
01 day, 09 51 18. 10+39. There is no RETRB. 


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Roger. 12-BRAVO: I60. 01 09 31 l3- lC+39- 


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Roger. And also Area 13-2: 120. 2+33. 01 days, 

10 10 25. 04+21. 9+08. 


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Roger. 13-2: 120. 2+33- 01 10 10 25- 04+21. 
9+08. 


15 14-2 46 


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Roger, you got it. 


13 51 


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Roger. 


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Be advised, my 0^ pressure is holding just a little 



past 960. I'm not going to 0 High Rate at this time 



b<icause the Command Pilot is sleeping pretty well and 
I'll let him sleep. 




13 hj> 16 CC Roger. 

15 14-5 18 P I'll l^^eep ray eye on it and not let it go much higher. 

13 hj, 21 CC Say again. 

15 kj> 25 P I'll- t'S watching it and not let it go much higher, 

but I prefer to let him go ahead and sleep now that 
he's asleep. 

13 k3 27 CC Okay. 

13 52 P Can you give me a new up-date for my orhital plot 

up here? 

1^ 1+3 38 CC For the orbital what? 

13 i+3 40 . P For the orbital plot. I need the ascending mode of 

the orbit crossing the equator. 

15 14.5 kh CC Roger. I'll check with Houston. Stand by. 

15 1+7 12 P It looks like I just passed over some of the Marshall 

Islands down there. They were qiiite clear and you 
can see the atolls and stuff around the islands them- 
selves. I tried to get a picture of them, but I 
ca\jght them just a little too late. They were very 
clear and quite easy to pick out. 

15 50 05 CC Gemini k, Gemini this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

13 50 18 CC Gemini k, Gemini k, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

15 50 32 CC Gemini h, Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

13 50 kf CC Gemini 4, Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

13 50 51 P This is Gemini 

13 50 53 CC Roger, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Reading you loud 

and clear. I'd like to update your Flight Plan and 
following I will update your orbital map. Over. 

13 51 06 P You cut out. Say again, Houston CAP COM. Understand 

update Flight Plan. Standing by for your update. 

15 51 12 CC Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. I would like to 

update yotir Flight Plan for the next k hours. Are 
you ready to copy? Over. 

13 51 23 P You're cutting in and out. Go ahead. 

13 51 27 CC Say again, Gemini 4. 

13 51 32 P Cutting in and out, go ahead with the update. 

13 51 52 CC Roger, I understand. You're ready to copy the up- 
date on the Flight Plan? 



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05:^6 



li ~. ' 15 is Houstor. CAP COM. Your 
/i-date. Greenwich fear. Time all times. 



Roger, go ahead. 

Ascension C-band track, 05:5;'' t.o 06:l6. Try 

your Orbital Nav Check, if possible, without using 
attitude fuel. 

Gemini k, Houston GAP COM. Did you receive my last? 
You were all blocked out after 



Gemini h, this is Houston CA? 



OM. i say again, 
05:56 to 06: 16. Orbital Nav Check using no attitude 
fuel. Over. 

Gemini h, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM 

Houston CAP COM, Houston CAP COM, Ge.T.ini k. 

Roger, I say again. 05:56 to 06:l6, Orbital Nav 
Check, using no attitude fuel. Over. 

Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead, this is Gemini h. Standing by. 

Roger. 06:15, Command Pilot awake. Over. 

Roger. 06:15, Command Pilot awake. 

Roger. 07:02 RKV tape playback. Medical Data 

Type 1 Command Pilot. 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Do you read? Over. 

Gemini k, Gemini h, Houston CAJ= COM. Over. 

Gemini Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Gemini this is Houston CAP COM. I'm not receiving 
you. I '12. broadcast the last two items of the Flight 
Plan in the blind. Command Pilot eat 07:15 to 11:15. 
Pilot sleeps 07:15 to 11:15. This is Houston CAP 
COM broadcasting in the blind, Flight Plan 08:55 
RKV 

I took S-5 picture just as I got contact with Houston 
and I wasn't able to log it. It was of a cloud for- 
mation at approximately 05:06. It was frame hk. 

Our power-down condition is down running just a tad 
over 12 amps. Looks like a real good power-down. 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



14 12 h2 CC Gemini h, Gemini h, this is RKV CAP COM. 
Ik 12 57 CC Gemini 4, Gemini h, this is RKV CAP COM. 
l4 15 05 P Go ahead RKV, Gemini k. 

ik 15 08 CC Roger, how do you read? 

ll^. 15 10 P Read you loud and clear. About the best that we 've 

had for a while. 

ik- 15 ih CC Roger. I have flight plan updates for you. How 

much did you copy over the CSQ? 

lU 15 21 P Roger. 07:15 Command Pilot awakes. 07:02 RKV tape 

dvmp. Medical Type 1 for Command Pilot 0^:15. Com- 
mand Pilot eats 08 o'clock. We didn't get anymore. 

ll^ 13 36 CC Roger. 07:15 to 11:15 Pilot sleeps. 08:33 RKV will 

update you with PLA's axid CLA's and au RKV tape dump. 
I have orbital navigation update information for you. 

Ih Ih 03 P Roger. Understand. 07:15 to 11:15 Pilot sleeps. 

08:35 PLA and CLA update, and I am standing by for 
the orbit update. 

Ik Ik 25 CC Roger. There will also be a tape dump at 08:35- 

Ik ik 31 P Roger. I'd like to know the quality of the tape dump 

we've been giving now. Be advised we have at- 
titude holding for you. 

ik Ik 38 CC Roger. We have had two dumps here and they have been 

extremely good site has reported the tape 

dumps have: been good. 

ll^. ±k kS P Roger. Understand request orbit update. 

ik ik 5U CC Roger. Ascending node longitude 5° West. 

G.ra. t. 05:53. 

J.k 15 09 P Roger. Understand ascending node longitude 03° West 

at 05:55 G. m.t. 

1*^ 15 16 CC Tliat's affirmative. The Cape is also going to try 

air-to-g-'^ound remoting over Ascension. 

ik 15 22 P Roger. We'll be standing by for at the present 

time. 

ik 15 33 CC Roger, we gave you a T^. 
Ik 15 35 P Roger. 



ih 15 52 P Will you relay to Houston that, we have apparently a 

l)i_irned-out "bulb in aft window of the sextant, and 
if they night have any further instructions for us. 

Perhaps we have an exti*a hulh onboard battery 

the bulb. 

ih 16 17 P Gemini h. Did you hear nie? 

ik 16 21 CC Roger, Gemini k. 

±k 16 23 P Roger. 

1^ 16 57 P is staying cornparatively low. We're setting 

dew point spread of about 15 or lh° . 

l^i- 16 51 CC Say again, please, Gemini k, 

ik 16 55 P We're getting dew point spread on the order of 65^ 

wet bulb and about 75° dry bulb. It looks good. 

It looks pretty good from here so far. 

1*1 17 06 CC Roger, real good. 

14 17 08 P sleeping with face-plate closed. 

Ik 17 25 CC Roger. 

2_k 50 hh CC Gemini k, Gei.iini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

ih- 30 54 CC Gemini h, Gemini k, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

l4 31 00 P 

Ik 51 ok CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. I can hear you trans- 
mitting but you are unreadable. Over. 

ik 51 10 P Houston, Gemini k. You're breaking up. You're 

breaking up, Gemini k. 

ik 51 15 CC Roger, Gemini k. This is Houston CAP COM. I'm 

reading you now very, very weak. There is no spare 
bialb for your sextant. Suggest fingertip lighting 
only. Over. 

ll^ 51 29 P Roger. You're coming through five-square 

1^+ 51 56 CC Roger. You're barely readable. We'd like to re- 
commend that you advise us as to your sleep periods, 
whether or not you feel you're getting enough. And 
we'll attempt to real time the flight plan around 
your sleep period. Over. 

lif 51 55 P 25 minutes not wake him up at that time 

if he's still sleeping soundly and let him go ahead 
and sleep it out. 



lU 52 11 cc Ed, this is Houston CAP CCM. I can't read you - 

can't understand what you're talking about. Appar- 
ently you can read me. We're concerned about your 
0^ source pressure. Did you say it was 973? 975? 

ik 52 54 CC Gemini V, this is Houston CAP COM. We're concerned 

about your 0^ source pressure getting to the limit. 

Over. 

ih 52 P Roger. Be advised the 0^ is at 

Ik 55 05 P Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. 

Ik 55 09 cc Go Gemini k. Houston CAP COM. 

ill- 55 11 P Roger. Be advised the 0^ is at about 970 at the 

present time. 

ik 55 2k CC Gemini k, Hotiston CAP COM. Say again your last, 

please. Say again. 

14 55 50 P ^2 

±k 55 ^5 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Understand your 0^ source 

pressure is holding at 970- Is that affirm? 
llf 55 56 P 

ik 54 15 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. You are mreadable. 

apparently you are reading us okay. I'll just be 
standing by. Over. 

ik ^k 56 P Jim's starting to come out on the day side on his 

side again, and again I have quite good stars on my_ 
side. I have Arguella right out in front of me right 
now. Looks like I'm reading - seeing magnitudes now 
down to the fifth order, and Jim's got daylight on 
his side. 

Ik kO 47 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 
±k kO ^1 P Go ahead Houston, Gemini k. 

2_k kO ^k CC Roger. We received negative C-band track over 

Ascension. Can you tell us what your attitudes were, 
please? 

2_k kl 05 P Roger. Say again, please. 

Ik kl 07 CC Roger. We received negative C- band track over 

Ascension. We would like to know what your attitudes 
■ were. 



] ^4- l6 C Roger. Pitch at that time was - the small end was 

pointing up at the stars primarily, and we were in 
free drift. The hlmt end 

ll^. Ii-i 314. CC Roger. We got it. That explains the negative C-band 

track. 

Ik kl 58 C Roger. 

±k kl k2 P It'll go 36OP aromd when it's pointing sniall-end- 

fcrward, hut when it's pointing up it.'s not too good^ 
I guess. 

ik IfY ko P Put a new tape cartridge at 06:00. I just took 

another S-6 picture. It was over the desert area 
showing the long longitudinal trim lines in the sand. 

lU 46 15 P Took a second picture as I crossed the east coast of 

Africa. 

ik k8 22 P Looks like I am coming right — I might he able to see 

the city of Mecca. It shoiold be in my area. Might 
cross over it. The Arabian Peninsula — 

Ik kS ^6 P goes by, I'll take another picture of the 

Arabian Peninsula area. 

14-8 50 P W attitudes on the last shot were about 9^ down 
and about 50 or kCP 

1^1 50 19 P I took another picture of the Arabian Peninsula area. 

Looks like it goes right up along a dry river bed. 
The erosion is up where the water sometimes comes. 

Ik 52 50 P I took another S-6 photo, no. 51- 

We're passing over the Himalayas, I believe. Very . 
close to the pictures that Gordo took on his orbital 
flight. I believe Jim is looking out through his 
window at it now. 

Gemini k, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 
Gemini k, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead Houston, Gemini k. 

Roger Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. I have an 11-BRAVO 
update. Are you ready to copy? 

Stand by one, please. 

Understand you're ready to copy 11-IsRAVO. Over. 

Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM following with 
11- BRAVO update. 



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Gemini ^4-, Houston CAP COM. Did you copy 11 -BRAVO 
update? 


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Gemini k, Gemini Houston CAP COM. Did you copy 
11-BRAVO uTxiate? Owr 


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Gemini h, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Did you copy 


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Gemini this Is Houston CAP COM. I'm not reading 
you* J. wixj- TGoLU. j_L^iiriiivu once more iri one DJ.xnu.« 
11-BRAVO: 183. 3+57- 07 08 55- 9+50. Reverse 
bank angle not applicable. 


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Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. You're still unreadable. 


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Gemini k, Gemini Houston CAP COM, How do you 
read me? Over. 


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Gemini RKV Surgeon. Understand blood pressure. 
Give ntf* a TnAT^k" nn voiit* pxptptsp. 


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Roger. 


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blood pressure standing by for your food, water 


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Roger. 


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I feel quite rested now, although I wasn't really 
able to get any good sleep. I had two meals. I had 
breakfast right after we got through with our EVA 
exercise and while Ed was sleeping. Then I had 
another meal, meal B. In the first meal I didn't 
eat the bacon and egg bites. In the second meal I 
think I've eaten all of it. After I woke up I had 
10 swallows of water. 


15 50 


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Roger. I've had 10 swallows of water since I woke 
up probably before I went to sleep. 


15 50 


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Roger. Any other comments? 




108 



15 50 ^9 C We managed to get the urine system, urine bags dumped, 

and we're in pretty good shape 

15 50 58 S Roger. 

15 51 00 C Roger, he advised that so far we've had to avoid 

any water floating around the cabin. I think that 
we're doing pretty well where we are. 

15 51 12 CC Roger. This is RKV CAP COM. I have an update for 

photographic purposes on the eleventh revolution. 

15 51 20 C Roger. Stand by one. 

15 51 27 C Okay, go ahead with your update. 

15 51 29 CC Roger. Typhoon Babe, G.m. t. 07:56, south of Hong 

Kong. It will be north of the ground track. 

15 51 4g C Roger, 07:56 we will see north of the ground track, 

Typhoon Babe. 

15 51 57 C Is that correct? 

15 52 00 CC Roger. That's affirmative. This will be south of 

Hong Kong. 

15 52 05 C Roger. South of Hong Kong. 

15 52 06 CC Roger, also have 11-BRAVO update for you. 

15 52 11 C Stand by a minute. 

15 52 17 C Okay, go ahead. 

15 52 19 CC 11-BRAVO: I85. 5+57- 07 58 55- O9+5O. GMTRB 

n/a. 

15 52 ^0 C Roger. Give us our AV again. We missed that. 

15 52 1+5 CC Roger. I83. 

15 52 50 C RKV, Gemini k. Give us our AV again. Say it again. 

15 55 00 CC 185. 

15 55 05 C Okay, Gemini k, reading back 11-BRAVO: I85. 3+57- 

07 58 55. 09+30. 

15 55 15 CC Roger, roger, roger. 

16 21 20 C over Africa I took one picture I think 

that was exposure no. 55 'the Hasselblad magazine. 

16 22 08 C Now we're over the Mediterranean. It is veiy easy 

to recognize. I see a couple of very large ships. 
They start off from Beirut. We should be passing 
just south of Beirut. 



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l6 50 06 C I just took a picture. Frame no. l^^- on the Contarex 

the same film pack we used for the EVA. There's the 
start of a long area of clouds. It appears to be 
cut-off between the desert area and the mountainous 
area that extends over China. 

16 39 28 F Now it's 07:55 and I/2. I shot off the Contarex, 

trying to get Hurricane Babe. It wasn't very suc- 
cessful. The hiirricane itself isn't very prevalent. 
Looks like another group of clouds. 

17 20 35 C Gemini U. How do you read? 

17 20 57 CC Roger, I read you loud and clear. How me? 
17 20 kO C Loud and clear. 

17 20 kl CC Roger, it's the clearest it's been. 

17 20 45 C Yes. It's very nice talking to people I can under- 

stand. It doesn't happen very often. 

17 20 U9 CC Roger. 

17 20 50 CC I have a Flight Plan update for you, for ground 

elapsed time of I9 hours going on to 22 hours. 

17 21 00 C Roger. Go ahead. 

17 21 01 CC Roger, on Rev 12 RK7 will update yoxir PLA and CLA 

time; Rev I3 Canary Islands will have a C-band track. 
And also there will be astro- orbital nav check- run. 
No propellant usage for ATTITUIE control. This is 

a g.e. t. of or a G. ra. t. time of 12 hours 

16 minutes 00 seconds. Rev I5 tape dump over 
Carnarvon. After Carnarvon pass go to normal Flight 
Plan except when changes are required. Did you copy? 

17 22 02 C Roger, understand, at hours I8 to 22. On Rev 12 over 

RKV I will be updated with ray PLA and CLA. Rev 15 
over Canary will have a C- band track. At a G.m. t. 
of 12 16 00, I can do some orbit nav providing it 
requires no fuel. On Rev I5 I will have a tape dump 
over Carnarvon and I'll begin a normal Flight Plan 
after that time. Is that correct? 

17 22 55 CC Roger. That is correct. Everything still looks real 

good to us on the groimd. 

17 22 h-1 C Roger, it looks pretty good up here, too. 

17 22 hh CC Roger, it would. 

17 22 ^5 C I think I've looked at the earth from every conceiva- 

ble angle over the last 6 or 8 hours. 




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undei'stand and somebody that can hear me. 


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Roger, we are kind of in the same shape, here, 
sitting out in this hoat. We have a little trouble 
getting cornraunications with the rest of the world. 


17 25 


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Okay, we'll get around to talking to each other for 
a minute because I can't talk to them either. 


17 25 


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Roger. 


17 25 


27 


CC 


How ' s the sleeping going up there, floating aroiond? 


17 25 


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Actually it doesn't go too well because unfortunately 
we don't have any way of shutting off the radio. So 
that when we are talking like this, Ed can hear you 
and Ij although he has his volume down, I'm sure he 
hears us right now. And it's awfully cramped. We 
got all this extra equipment on board that we'd hoped 
to dump out and it is really crowded. 


17 25 


51 


CC 


Yeah, man! 


17 25 


55 


CC 


It seems like it would be kind of soft sleeping, with- 
out any weight or anything. 


17 25 


59 


C 


It is, but you still are restricted to a certain po- 
sition, just like sitting in a bus seat. Although 
you don't sit on your fanny, you still have to sit 
in the same shape. 


17 2k 


10 


CC 


Yes, I can imagine. 


17 2k 


55 


CC 


Gemini k. Flight asks how are you doing as far as 
getting things stowed away and if you are getting a 
little crowded up there. 


17 2k 


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C 


Yes, indeed. We are crowded. We have most of that 
junk down in our foot well, and I guess we are going 
to have to hold some of it during reentry. 


17 2k 


55 


CC 


Oh boy! That sounds like a lot of fun. 




Ill 



17 25 00 C So far our major problem aside from the hatch and a 

few other exciting moments is trying to figure out 
what to do with all the stuff we've got. 

17 25 09 CC Yes. Well^ let's see, there's a lot of empty space 

out there around you. 

17 25 19 C Yes, and I sure wish I could get to it. 

17 25 20 CC Yes, I imagine. 

17 25 59 CC Flight advises that they have very good communica- 
tions on this air-to-ground remoting and would like 
you to go over the problem you had with the hatch 
closiire. 

17 25 W C Roger. There are two gears that we have that go 

around when you pull the handle back and forth. One 
of them is the gear that sort of acts as a ratchet, 
a little cylinder with a piston in it and a spike 
behind it that engages the ratchet. And we were 
having a little trouble with that before we got it 
open and after we got it open we had difficulty 
getting this ratchet to work. Also, we had a great 
deal of difficulty getting the hatch closed far 
enough so that we could even start latching it. 
Then, Ed had to push the ratchet in with his hand 
on every go until we got the thing started. And I 
was pulling on the thing until I thought probably 
I was going to break a lug right out of the hatch. 
And we finally got it going, and it finally came 
forward. So I don't think we ought to try opening 
it up anymore. 

17 26 ^5 CC Yes, Roger. Sounds like a good idea to keep it 

closed. 

17 26 ^7 C Rog, I'm not sure what the trouble was when we got 

down close but I tell you one thing, I'm glad that 
we spent so much time training in closing - opening 
and closing hatches. 

17 26 58 CC Yes, all that extra training sure pays off at times. 

17 27 17 CC Roger, Gemini h. We're coming up on IDS here shortly. 

Anything else? 

17 27 57 CC Gemini k, RKV. 

17 40 50 P I just took a picture on the Hasselblad, Frame 5*4-. 

A picture of cloud streaks over the South Atlantic 



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17 ^2 P Frame 55 on the Hasselblad just as we came on to 

Africa. We had a very good high altitude cloud 
streak, it looked like - so I took another picture 
of the high altitude ones. 

17 il5 oh P Over Africa now. I just took Frame % on the 

Hasselblad. It was a topographic feature. It looked 
like it had "been an old volcano at one time and you 
coiiLd see the concentric circles on the top of where 
it had erupted a number of times or the way it 
eroded. 09 : 01. 

IT k& 20 P Film Pack no. 11 on the Hasselblad and no. 7 

on the 

18 00 21 C I just saw the booster in the sunlight, at a distance 

I woxild estimate of 50 miles or so. Time is 09:l6 
and 1/2. 

I don't know which way I was pointing when I saw the 
booster. Can't see the ground at the present time. 

Gemini k, Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 

Gemini k, Gemini h, EKV CAP COM. 

RKV, Gemini h. How do you read? 

Roger, reading you fairly clear, a little background 
noise. How me? 

Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 

Roger RKV, you broke up. I only got the first part 
and the last part of your message here. 

Roger. I read you loud and clear now. 

Same here. 

Roger, I've got a whole lot of things to pass up to 
you. 

Okay, go ahead. 

Roger, I've got a map update. It'll be G.m. t. 
10 17 lj-9. Ascending mode 75° West. You copy? 

Roger. 10 I7 kg. 75° West. 

Roger, I have a correction to the Flight Plan. You 
will be tape dumped on the 15th Rev over Canary 
Island and the tape dump for Carnarvon will be 
changed to the l^l^th Rev. 



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l8 56 11 C Okay, tape dump over Canary on the IJth and 

Carnarvon on the l^ith. 



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18 56 16 CO Roger, stand hy for retro updates. Are you reading 
18 56 28 C Roger, go ahead. 

18 56 29 CC Roger, I3-BRAVO; lk6, 05+32- 11 01 h8. 12+09, 

lk-2: 121. 05 27 11. 56 46. 5+17, 8+56. 14-BRAVO: 
130, 02+U6. 12 55 16. 1&1-59. 15-1, 121, 2+54, 
13 21 00, OlH-07, 09+05. 15-BRAVO: 121, 02+3^^, 
Ik 10 50, 12+22. I6-I: ikO, 3+26, Ih ho. 3+li|-, 
8+55, 16-BRAVO: 096, 02+05, 15 50 26. 11+28. 
17-I: 158, 3+hS, 16 28 28, 2+59, oa+22. 17-BRAVO: 
087, 01+51, 17 26 03, 10+05. All right, do you copy^ 

Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 

RKV", Gemini k. 

Roger, did you copy those? 

I got right dovn to 17-1 and then you started break- 
ing up. I got I7-I: 158, 5+W 

Roger, we're coming up on the LOS. That's all I'll 
he able to give you. 

I can't read you, RKV. 

Roger, we're coming up on LOS so that's it. 
Okay, give me a G.m.t. time hack if you can. 
Roger, 10 I6 20. 2,1. 
MARK! 10 16 20. 
Roger, thank ycu. 
Roger. 

Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. 
Go ahead, Canary, Gemini h, 

Roger, give me your Read Switch on for 10 seconds. 
Read Switch coming off. 
Roger. 

Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. I have more retrofire 
data for you. Stand by to copy. 

Roger, standing by. 



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correction, correction, 05+22. 20 50 11- O5+IO, 

19 17 ki CC 08+^0. That's It. Do you have it? 

IQ 17 53 C Roger, I had those, "but I never did get 17-1 before. 

' Could you give me - I got I58. ^+k8. And I never got 

the GlfTRC. 

19 18 01 CC Roger. GMTRC 16 28 28. 02+39- 0&f22. 

19 18 17 C Roger, I have them. Thank you. 

19 18 39 C- Canary, what's my current orbit? Co you know? 

19 18 J+3 CC Say again. 

19 18 M+ C What's my current apogee and perigee? 

19 18 h6 CC Stand by. 

19 19 09 CC Apogee is 155- 7- Perigee is 88. They will give you 

better data after they get our radar track. 

19 19 19 C Okay. 

19 51 29 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

19 51 57 CC Gemini Carnarvon CAP COM. Over. 

19 51 C Carnarvon, this is Gemini k. How do you read? 

19 51 ^7 Roger, read you loud and clear. How me? Over. 

19 51 ^9 C Loud and clear. 

19 51 50 CC Roger, will you turn your Quantity Read Switch ON, • 

please? 

19 52 01 C Okay, we've got it. 

19 52 Ik CC Have you completed your M-5 exercise experiment? 

19 52 20 C That's just a medical pass. 

ig 52 25 CC All right. I'd like to read out this Primary 0^ 

pressiare and quantity from you, please. 

-^2 36 C R.iger, primary - primary 0^ pressure is 970 pni. 

Quantity is about 59 I/2 percent. 

19 52 k6 CC Roger, I copied. Thank you. 

19 55 18 CC Gemini k, I've got some times for you. Ready to 

copy? These are some changes to your Flight Plan. 

19 53 26 C Okay, go ahead. 



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19 55 28 CC We would like you to switch jovr ADAPTER C-band 

beacon switch to the CONTINUOUS position at 11 52 kj>. 

19 53 kk C Roger, C-band ADAPTER SWITCH to CONTINUOUS at 

11 52 h^. 

19 55 That's affirmative. We would like you to come back 

to COMMAND at 11 59 25. 

19 54 07 C Roger, back to COMMAM) at 11 59 25. 

19 54 11 CO Affirmative. 

19 5^1-21 C I have a question, Carnarvon, it looks like we're 

getting back on the fuel line and then we are going 
to do the rest of the Flight Plan as originally 
scheduled. Is that correct? 

19 5I4. 29 CC Roger, that's affirmative. 

19 52 C Okay, my Flight Plan shows me going to sleep then at 

the elapsed time of about 20:50 or so. Does that 
still hold true? 

19 k2 CC That is affirmative- 

19 '^k hZ> C Okay. 

19 514. 59 C At the elapsed time of 22 hours we will take up the 

Flight Plan again. We will be back on the fuel curve 
at that time. Correct? 

19 55 07 CC Affirmative. 

19 55 08 C Okay. 

20 25 56 P Oh, and I was also — can you hear me? 
20 25 60 C Yes. 

20 26 20 P Okay, I am switching the biomed recorders now from 

no. 1 - OFF to no. 1 - ON and no. 2 - OFF. The 
Command Pilot is going to sleep at this tim3. The 
time is 11:^5- 

20 27 05 P Is the sextant back in the box? 

20 27 05 C What? 

20 27 08 P Where is the sextant? 

20 27 10 C Where is the what? 

20 27 12 P Sextant. 

20 27 l^J- C It's right down here. Do you want it? 

20 27 15 P Yes. Did we ever make the light work? 



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22 25 


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GeiTiini 's Carnarvon CAP HOM. Over. 


21 25 


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Ge.Tiini 't, Carnarvon. If you re^d, will the Pilot 
please put the oral thermometer in his mouth. 


21 25 


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Roger, Will the pilot please put the oral thermom- 

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Roger. Af f innative. I have the oral thermometer : 
few minutes so you can get a temperature? 


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Okay. You can start pumping up the Pilot ' s "blood 
pressure, and leave the thermometer in your mouth. 
Don't acknowlelge. 


21 25 




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Cuff's full-scale. Okay Gemini k, we have enough 
oral temp. Stand by for the Aero-Med. 


21 25 


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This is Carnarvon Surgeon- Your blood pressure is 
coming 


21 26 


56 


p 


Gemini k. Be advised the exerciser is over on the 
Command Pilot's side right now. I believe he's in 
a pretty good sleep. I'd prefer not to disturb 
him. Could I swap you this off and give you one 
when he wakes up? 


21 27 


15 


s 


This IS the burgeon. Say a.gain. Is this the riloi 
speaking? 




17 


p 


Roger. That's affirmative The exercisor is 

over on the Command Pilot's side and he's asleep, 
I believe 


21 27 


26 


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Understand. Disregard the exercise at this time. 
V/ould you tell me what you've had to eat, sleep, 
and drink. 


21 27 


56 


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Say again, please. 


21 27 


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How about an eat, water, and sleep report, please? 


21 27 


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I had a very deep sleep and I woke up wh'^n the . , 



changed from two to one and then I switched it back 
to two and I went back to sleep again for at least 

2 and l/2 hours. I did not Jim had to actually 

blow reveille for me to get up. 




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You say you woke up an hour ago. What time did you 
go to sleep, please? 








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That's affirmative that was 11:^0 and I'd 

been asleep for approximately 4 hours. 


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Have you had anything to eat? 


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That's affirmative^ I haven't eaten that yet. 


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Okay_, fine. That's all I have. Thank you. 


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sleep period that I had. 


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Roger, understand. I've got your Apollo Landmark 
Run One. Ready to copy? 


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Stand by one, please. 


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Go ahead, ready to copy. 


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Roger, Apollo Run One: I3 O8, northeast of track, 
92 miles, and constraint on attitude control. 


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Roger, does the Command Pilot have his gloves off, 
also? 


21 


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Are the Coramand Pilot ' s gloves off? 


21 


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Neg — he put them on to go back to sleep. 


21 


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Roger. Your Biomed no. 2 recorder should be on and 
your no. 1 OFF at this time. 


21 


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Negative, we got a switch on that Pressure Regulator 



switch break switch has so that 

no. 1 and this is what the configuration is 

now, no. 1 is ON and no. 2 is OFF. 




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Roger. 

Ygu might check th£.t for us but that seems to he a 
rather late change and that's the configuration that 
we've been running in. 

All right. I'll check. 

We want your recorders in the position you are in 
right now. 

Roger, understand. We're in the configuration with 
no. 1 ON and no. 2 OFF. 

That's affirmative. Very good. 

Roger. 

Gemini Houston CAP COM. 
Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
Gemini Houston CAP COM. 
Go ahead Houston, Gemini h. 

Roger, Ed. I got a little information to pass along 
to you here - are you reading okay? 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h is reading you five 
square. 

Roger, Ed. We want you to resume your normal Flight 
Plan. We base this on the fact that we feel that 
you have 205 ft /sec AV left and 65 revolutions you'll 
still be in a 8I, 125-7 orbit. That will leave us 
enough for OA>E retro which we think will be 
113 ft /sec at that time - are you getting this? 

Roger. Understand we expect at the 65 rev to be 
81, 125. We'll be required II5 OAMS approximately 
that time and we're prepared to go into our normal 
Flight Plan. 

Roger. Your orbit isn't decaying as fast as we had 
expected, has a decay factor of approximately 0. 8. 
So we are very happy with your orbit and we don't 
feel you're going to need an orbit adjust. 



That's right, it sounds good, 
lined Gemini capsule. 



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22 11 57 Also, this is "based on the amount of fuel used up in 

your first orbit. We're using that as a basis. 

22 11 kh P Roger. 

22 11 h6 CC Go ahead and try your Apollo Landmark Identification, 

but remember, the thing is 92 miles away so don't use 
very much fuel looking for it. I recommend that you 
reduce your use of fuel from now on. 

22 12 06 CC Okay. 



22 12 08 P You're starting to get broken up, Houston 

Houston do you read Gemini hi 

22 12 15 CC Roger, read you. 

22 12 l8 CC You're starting breakup; you seem to have a loud 

background noise. 

22 12 25 CO Roger, I'll get these for you when we pick up Bermuda, 

then. 

22 12 27 P Roger. 

22 12 49 CC Gemini h, Houston. 

22 12 58 CC Gemini h, Houston. 

22 15 09 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

22 15 15 P Co ahead, Houston, Gemini h. 

22 15 16 CC Roger. What is the condition of your fan there? 

Are you on one fan or two fans? 

22 15 25 P We are on one fan, we have been on one fan for the 

last 2 hours. 

22 15 28 CC Roger, how's your comfort? 

22 15 50 P It's not bad. It gets a little warm in here. It 

seems to get warm when I go to sleep. I don't know 
why. It should get cold then, but seems to warm up 
then and we put them on for about 5 hoiirs, two fans 
while I was asleep. 

22 15 CC Roger. 

22 15 ^5 P It seems to get a little warmer in this bunny suit, 

22 15 ^7 CC Yes, I'm not surprised. 

22 15 hS P Roger. 




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22 15 52 CC Okay, the last thing I tried to get to you before I 

lost you a few seconds ago was the judicious use of 
fuel. They think you have enough to complete the 
whole Flight Plan now. 

22 l^l- 05 P Understand. Why don't you give us a call on these 

landmark sightings? 

22 ih 09 CC Roger, dcn't worry ahout that one in Africa because 

that is some I9 miles away and you are only Hh miles 
high at this time. 

22 ih 19 P Roger, we will be looking for it. That's a real 

good onej we'll look for it but we won't use as much 
fuel. Looks like Jim's corked off pretty well. He 
hasn't stirred the last hour and a half, 

28 ih 51 CC Okay, I had a news release for him here, about Mike's 

baseball team. You want to take it and pass it on to 
him? 

22 ih 36 P Rog, pass it up. 

22 l**- 58 CC Okay, the Hawks won their Peewee League 5-2- They 

beat the Falcons. The Hawks got 3 runs on 2 hits, 

the Falcons got 2 runs on 3 hits. 

22 l^l- 50 P Roger, understand. Hawks won 3-2- 

22 1*+ 56 CC Roger. Hey, here's the headline of the Post today; 

you might pass along also, sounds pretty good. The 
big headlines are "Aw, Ed, Please Get Back In the 
Spaceship. " 

22 15 10 P What was that? Say it again. 

22 15 1^ CC The headlines are: "Aw, Ed, Please Get Back In the' 

Sx>aceship. " 

22 15 18 P I'll give them to him when he gets up. 

22 15 21 CC Say again. 

22 15 23 P Come in, Gus, I'll tell you. It was a little tough 

to get in. 

22 15 29 CC I can't read you now, say again. 

22 15 51 P It was tough to come in and it was a little tough 

to get back in, too. But it sure was something out 
there ! 

CC Yes, I bet! I envy you. 

22 15 hi P Roger, it was really great. Were ya'll reading us? 

We never knew when you were reading us or not. 




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22 15 kQ CC Yes, your VOX vas keyed all the time and we couldn't 

get in or try to tell you that your tlnie was up and 
to get 'back. in. We could never get through to you 
at all. 

22 15 55 P Oh, is that right? I'm glad you didn't. 

22 15 58 CC I could teU that. 

22 16 02 P It was difficult to take pictiires out there with 

that rig, was fine. We tried to get some 

pictures there but we never did get with ray 

still camera pictures to niy satisfaction. 

22 16 15 CC Say- 

22 16 19 P Reel on the outdoor l6-nmi. We should be getting 

something with that. 

22 16 21 CC Yes, I hope you get some good ones. Could you give 

us Quantity Read for about 10 seconds? 

22 16 24 P Quantity is coming for 10 seconds. 

22 l6 50 CC Have you had anything to eat yet? 

22 16 52 P I am in the middle of my first course of soup and 

I'm expected to get a little chicken salad and finish 
off with a fruit salad and orange juice. 

22 16 h6 CC Okay, we got your Quantity, so we will leave you 

alone and let you eat. 

22 16 50 P Say again. 

22 16 52 CC I said you can turn your Quantity Read OFF and we 

will leave you alone and let you eat. 

22 16 56 P Well, it was nice to talk to you and get all the 

news from the home front. As we went over Houston, 
I could actually see. When I was outside, I could 
see the Gulf and Galveston Bay and I could see right 
on up into Clear Lake. 

22 17 10 CC Could you see the Domed Stadium? 

22 17 15 P I was looking for it but I coialdn't pick it out. I 

didn't see it. Say, if I could have spent time 
looking down I could have seen a lot. I can see a 
heck of a lot more from outside the spacecraft than 
inside. Things are very much clearer. 

22 17 27 CC Yes, I bet. 



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22 17 30 F Really, one of the prettiest sights I saw was when 

I Icoked down and saw the southern tip of Florida 
and the Island of Cuba and Rierto Rico and Santa 
Dor^.ingo. It was really quite a view. The colors 
of the blue and the hlues as the water deepened out 
there, with the island was quite a view. 

22 17 59 cc Key^ Ed, when you came over on the night pass could 

you actually see the buildings? 

22 l8 06 P On the night pass? 

22 l8 08 Yes, you said at night view you could see 

22 l8 10 P Ko, I couldn't. You might have misunderstood me. 

I couldn't see any buildings. And you might relay 
to the Australians that they're sure running up the 
electricity bill. I could see as we came over on 
this last pass. I could see the lights of Sydney 
loud and clear and the usual thimderstorms up north. 

22 l8 50 cc Very good. Hey, Ed, you were talking about walking 

on the spacecraft. Were you actually walking on it 

22 iQ hk P Yes, I was. I was using the tether to pull myself 

down toward the spacecraft and I was right on top 
of it, as a matter of fact. The next time I get 
into this type of tether operation - it looks pretty 
good but it still is hard to get any traction on the 
top, but if you pull yourself down you can get a 
little bit. 

22 19 09 CC You forgot your magnets, I guess. 

22 19 12 P Yes. It looks like it will be pretty good on the 

adapter, too, so that might help a lot. 

22 19 20 CC Yes. 
22 19 22 P 



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22 19 26 CC We are losing you. 

CANARY 

22 26 35 CC Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. 
22 26 39 P Co ahead, Canary, Gemini h. 

22 26 ^1 CC Roger, just wanted to let you know all your systems 

look green. 





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Roger. They look good from up here also. The 0^ 
is staying down around 9*1-0, 9^7. 


22 28 


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cc 


Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. LOS-1. Do you have any- 
thing for us? 


22 28 


51 


cc 


Gemini Canary CAP COM. 


22 28 


53 


p 


Roger, Canary. Gemini h. 


22 28 




cc 


We're coming up on LOS. Do you have anything else 
for us? 


22 28 


57 


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Negative, you just caught me with a mouthful. 


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Gemini k, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


22 58 


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cc 


Gemini h, Carnfa-i von CAP COM, over. 


22 58 


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p 


Go ahead Carnarvon, Gemini h. 


22 58 


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cc 


We'll let you know when we're done here. We're 
reading you loud and clear and you look real good 
from here on the ground. 


22 58 


15 


p 


Roger, everything's going smooth up here. We delay 
a little hit when we answer you 'l^ecause we turned 
our UHF transmitter on at that time and we need a 


22 58 


25 


cc 


Roger, the rest of the flight. 


22 58 


27 


p 


Roger, we are down at a minimum power-down configu- 
ration most of the time now, and whenever you call 
us, there's usually a little bit of a delay between 
our answer. 


22 58 


57 


cc 


Roger, understand. If you have anything else, we'll 
he down here waiting. 


22 58 


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p 


You might ask if they can work up some settings 

for inside-the-spacecraft pictures; we have 200 feet 
of film. I have taken a few in here already, but I 
thought they might give us a suggested light meter 
reading. 



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22 59 01 cc Roger. We'll see if we can get it for you. 

22 5"^ 02 P Also get a movie camera 16-nim setting for inside 

the spacecraft. We have a large liut eye, and we 

thought that we'd take some pictures with in inside 
if we had a little film left over. 

22 59 1? CC Roger. 

22 59 '/l P Cirnarvon, Gemini h, 

22 59 i^O CC Gemini h, go ahead. 

22 59 hi P Roger, you might relay that we saw the lights of 

Sydney. I don't know whether they turned them on 
or not, but if they did they sure ran up the elec- 
trical hill. I saw them on the last orhit. We 
went right over the town of Sydney and they were 
really loud and clear. 

22 59 56 CC Okay, the people appreciate that. 

22 59 58 P t)ig electrical "bill 

22 00 05 CC 

25 00 05 P Okay. 

25 ^5 56 CC Gemini h, CAP COM. 

25 ^5 59 P Go ahead, CAP COM. This is Gemini k. 

25 45 1;7 CC I'd like to give you your map update. 

25 ^5 50 P Roger. Go ahead. 

25 ^5 51 CC Okay, Revolution I6, use 161 West, at a G. m. t. of 

16 Ih 50. 

23 ^6 05 P Roger. Understand I61P West and I6 Ik 50. 

23 ^6 09 CC Roger, and we'd like to know what was the status of 

the experiments MSC-1, -2, and -5- Recall? 

25 h6 18 P Roger, we have been doing them as per Flight Plan. 

We left NeC-2 and -3 on after our thrusting a little 
longer than planned. We turned it off at about ^:20, 
if I recall right. We were planning to turn it off 
around 3=00. 

23 46 35 CC Roger. 

25 1+6 59 P 

23 h6 k2. CC Roger. 

25 1^6 h'J CC Jim still asleep? 

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Is Jim still asleep- 


25 ^4-6 5^1- 


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Roger. He's still asleep. 


25 58 


CC 


What's the housekeeping like in there? Have you 




got Junk all over? 


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p 


No, it's not too had. We've got the bialk of all 




the extra stuff stored underneath our legs hehlnd 






our heels, it's stuff you don't use very niuch any- 






how so it's not much of a discomfort. But we've 






got the cameras and bags and refuse bags pretty 






we-LX SoucK a 1 1 arounu on one vexcro. 


25 ii-T 20 


CC 


Okay. Have you tried getting any of that stuff 




back into the AFT food boxes? 


25 h7 25 


p 


No, the refuse will be - we're planning to have a 




big dump back there into the right food box. 


25 1^-7 33 


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Roger. 


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Tried to put that cable back, Ed: 


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Cemini h, CAP COM. 


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Go ahead, CAP COM. Gemini h. 


23 ^7 55 


CC 


Have you actmlly tried to put that cable back in 




the AFT food box? 


25 J+S 02 


p 


Negative. I haven't planned to put it back there. ■ 




I have no plans for it. 


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Roger. I understand you haven't tried but you have 




a place for it. Is that right? 


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Where do you have it? 


25 25 


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I'm going to hold it in my lap during reentry. 


25 30 


CC 


In your lap? 


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Roger. 


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When you stow it in the back box there, it will take 




up Just about the whole box and we would have to put 



garbage all over the place. 




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Okay. 

After sleeping it over, do you feel any different 
about opening the hatch? 

No, we're very definite about not doing that. 
You think you can live with all that stuff in there? 
That's affirmative. 
Okay. 
Ed. 

Gemini hy CAP COM. 

Go ahead CAP COM, Gemini \. 

Have you had any waste management problems 

Negative. We've dumped some bags. We've had a 
couple of other urine dumps - hasn't failed to dump. 

Roger. 

We haven't tried the bag yet. 
Roger, understand. 
Gemini ^. 

Roger, go ahead CAP COM. 

Do I understand - you have You have the um- 

bilical under your feet now and you're going to 
hold it in your lap for reentry. Is that correct? 

That's affirmative. We figured that's the best way 
as far as the ejection envelope is concerned. 

Okay, but you feel it ' s pretty well out of your way 
tinder your feet now? 



23 51 11 P Yes it is. It's fine. It's under my feet, 

\jnder there also. 

23 51 17 CC Well, can you stretch it out, get comfortable or do 

you feel pretty cramped? 
23 51 22 P No, that's no sweat. I'm - I can stretch out. 

23 51 25 CC Okay, good. 

25 51 27 P I've also taken my sleeves off and Jim's got those 

under his feet. 

25 51 ^2 CC Roger. 

25 51 ^5 CC We're very happy down here. 



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23 51 ^7 P ^oger, it's very nice up here, Gus. Everi'-thing ' s 

running right along. 

25 51 57 CC Have you noticed any moisture prol^lemE? 

23 51 59 P No. As a matter of fact, I've been running face- 

plate open for quite a while jiist to take a look 
around and see if we are picking up any. In factj 
the relative humidity has dropped a little hit in 
here and we have no apparent moisture anywhere in 
the spacecraft. 

25 52 12 CC Roger. 



CANARY ISLAMDS 

25 57 2h P Houston CAP COM. Gemini k. 

23 57 27 CC Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. Go ahead. 

23 57 50 P Roger, Canary. Gemini. We're back on our regular 

Flight Plan, but at this time our Flight Plan goes 
in with not much detail as far as specific times. 
Would you relay to Houston that we ' d like to have 
our Flight Plan updated with good, specific times 
as we go along to aid us in getting started on our 
experiments. They have the same flight plan we have. 
We'd like to have a bit of updating and bring the 
times up to date. 

25 58 01 CC Roger, Wilco. 

23 58 19 CC Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. You look good from the 

ground. 

23 58 25 P Roger, she's all in good shape up here. 
2h 00 05 CC Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. 

24 00 08 P Go ahead, Canary. 

24 00 12 CC Our congratulations! How does it feel to have been 

flying for 24 hours? 

24 00 15 P That's affirmative, I was just looking at my clock 

up here now — jxist right on the second, isn't it; 

24 00 51 P Canary, Gemini 4. 

24 00 55 CC Go ahead. 

24 00 55 P Roger, we got three more three more to go. 

24 00 59 CC Roger. 



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CAENARVOK 



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2h- 32 31 
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2U 52 I13 
2h 52 -i^^ 
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2h 35 05 
24 55 07 

2k 55 11 
2k 55 18 

2i^ 55 21 

2k 53 29 
2ii 35 -^k 

2k 55 37 
2k 55 59 

2ii 55 
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Gemini k, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

Roger, go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini K. 

Roger, read you loud and clear, il.jw do you look 
up there? 

Roger, looking good - ever:/th]nfy is looking 

good - 1 got wO-NO-GO report: 

That's negative at this time. 

Roger, that's all we can find. 

Okay. You look real good down here. 

Roger, I'm powered down - all the lights - looks 
like I'm pulling about I5 to ik amps and everything 
is down- The lights are down, I'm observing the 
stars right now, and the Command Pilot is still 
asleep. 

Okay, what did you say about the lights? 

I have the lights all the way down and everything 
is normal in the spacecraft. 

Roger, understand. 

They don't have much of a change right now in the 
Flight Plan. They'll update you over the States. 

All right, that sounds fine. I guess they got the 
message to keep the event times updated? 



Roger. 

I can't see down at this time, 
at the stars. 



I'n oriented to look 



Say again. 

I say, I can't see down toward Australia, this time 
— she's oriented up toward the stars — I've got 
your update. 

Roger. I gave you a . 
Rogei". 

You said the Command Pilot is asleep. He doesn't 
happen to have that oral probe in his mouth, does 
he, for a temperature? 




2h 34 10 
2h 3I+ Ih 



p 

cc 



No^ I'm afraid he's not that cooperative. 
Okay, we're getting a reading down here. 



CAUTON 



2h 53 


kk 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


2k 53 


51 


CC 


Gemini 4, Hoiiston CAP COM. Over. 


2h 


04 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


2k ^k 


14 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM, Houston CAP.COM. 


2k ^k 


54 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM, 


2k ^k 


57 


p 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini 4. 




UJ. 




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uemim t-, riousuon uivr uun. ±1 you reau., use your 
0^ High Rate to bring yo\ir cabin pressure back up. 


2k 56 


56 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


2i+ 56 


59 


P 


Gemini 4, 


2k 56 


44 


CC 


Roger. Use your 0^ High Rate to bring your cabin 
pressure, if you haven't done so. 


2^4- 56 


51 


p 


Roger. It's going up now. It's been holding in 
that vicinity, though, for some time. 


2i|- 56 


57 


CC 


Roger. How are you getting this relay? 


2I+ 57 


02 


p 


I'm not reading you very well, but right now I'm 
pointed small end 


2U 57 


20 


CC 


We'll talk to you over the States. 


2k 57 


28 


p 


Houston CAP COM, Gemini 4 


2*4- 57 


54 


CO 


Gemini 4, this is Canton. You ai^e coming in very, 
very weak. 


24 57 


41 


p 


I'm small-end- forward with the small end pointed 



straight up. I think that's part of the problem. 



2h 57 5^ 




Geinini 4^ this is Canton. I was una^ble to under- 
stand yoiir last. Can you repeat? 


2h 58 05 


P 


Gentini 4^ ..... I'm pointed small end upj therefore 
you probably can't read me very well. 


2k 58 28 


CC 


Roger, Gemini h. 

GUAYMAS 


25 10 11 


cc 


Gemini ^t, Guayraas CAP COM. 


25 10 27 


CC 


Gemini h, Guaymas CAP COM. 


25 10 29 


p 


Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini \. 


25 10 52 


cc 


Roger. We've got you green here. How are you doing' 


25 10 


p 


Roger- fine here. Do you want the GO-JJO-GO data? 


25 10 41 


cc 


Negative. Cape advises you are going to be live 
over the States, Do you have anything you want to 
pass on maybe, before we put you on radio and TV"? 


25 10 51 


p 


please- 


25 10 51*- 


cc 


Gemini '4-, do you read? 


25 10 56 


p 


Negative. You were blocked out. Say it again, 
please. 


25 10 59 


cc 


I say, do you have anything to pass c 1 to me before 
we put you live on TV and radio over the States? 


25 11 05 


p 


Roger, I understand. Negative. Is there anything .1 
in particular that they were looking for? 


25 11 11 


cc 


Negative. I guess they just want to make you famous 


25 11 15 


p 


Oh yeah! 


25 15 15 


cc 


Gemini Houston CAP COM. 


25 15 16 


p 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini 4. 


25 15 20 


cc 


Roger. We're giving you GO for 21-^4-, and we're 
ready to give you your I8-I time if you are ready 
to copy. 


25 15 27 


p 


Stand by one. 


25 15 36 


p 


We're ready to copy. Go ahead. 


25 15 59 


cc 


Okay. AV I80. IH-I5. I8 02 57- 3+06. 9+08- 



25 15 56 P Roger. Understand. l8o. 1h15. 18 02 57- 5+06. 

5+08. 

25 l6 08 CC Negative on the last. It's 9+08. 
25 l6 12 P Roger. ^08. 

25 l6 16 CC Roger. And l8-l without burn is 1? % 11. 8+00. 

15+^1- 

25 17 00 P 17 56 11. 84-00. 15+^^1. 

CC 

25 17 26 P Roger. 21- ' is 23 58 H- 

CC (not available) 

25 17 ^1 P Roger, ready to copy. Go ahead. 

CC (not available) 

18 1^ P Roger. Understand sunset start time is I8+I5, AOS 

start is l&^20. HF/DF is I8, HF/DF is 18+32. 

CC (not available) 

25 18 5^+ P computer is coming up. 

CC (not available) 

25 19 17 P Affirmative. Sunrise is 19:07. 

CC (not available) 

25 21 05 CC Gemini k, CAP COM. 

25 21 09 C Go ahead, Gemini k. 

25 21 11 CC Hey, it sounds like a new voice. 

25 21 12 C Roger, I'm awake. 

25 21 15 CC You've been asleep for days. 

25 21 17 C You are right. What were those last four times for? 

25 21 25 CC Say again. 

25 21 23 C What were those last four times for - 17= 51^ 38, 

1^ and 16:58? 

25 21 32 CC Okay. Your Night Check is to start at 17:31- Your 

HF/DF Check at night is 17:38 on and on at 17:1^. 

25 21 5^ CC You get that? 

25 21 55 C Roge We got it. I thought you said that my night 

start time was l8:20. 

25 22 oh CC Say again. 



152 



25 22 05 C Roger. You gave us a time earlier of l8:20 as the 

AOS start time for night. 

25 22 12 CC No. l8:20 is the start time for your day check. 

25 22 17 C Oh. Okay. 

25 22 19 CC Let me run down your day eoluinn end make sure we 

got it right. 

25 22 27 C Okay. 

25 22 28 CC Okay. Start time is l8:15. Okay, then we go down 

to AOS ti:nes for HF/DF - l8:20 on the day. And 
then the HF - next time in that column on the HP - 
G. m. t. start time is 19:07. Still with me? 

25 23 00 C Roger. 

25 25 02 CC Okay, then we take the night column - it's 17:31j 

17:58, 17:48, and your HF - your sunset HF/DF start 
time is 16:58. 

25 25 21 C Roger, we've got them. 

25 25 26 CC Okay. We'd like to know which light burned out in 

your s extant . 

25 25 51 P The light that burned out is on the readout area. 

25 25 56 CC On the what? 

25 25 57 P yo^ read out the angle in. 

25 25 ^2 CC Roger. 

25 25 58 CC Hey, Jim. Did you sleep well? 

25 2l4- 02 C Not particularly. I just rest, and I've been dozing 

on and off, but I really haven ' t had a sound sleep 
this last time. 

25 24 10 CC Does the radio awake you? 

25 24 l4 C Yes, as a matter of fact, it does. We oxaght to be 

able to turn it off completely. 

25 24 18 CC Roger. Have you tried your fingertip lights in 

that sextant? Will that help? 

25 24 26 C No. We can find some other light. It just means 

that the operation is going to be slowed down, and 
I'm sure we can really do it as it was designed. 

25 24 55 CC Okay. 

25 25 06 CC Jim? 



25 25 09 C Go ahead. 

25 25 10 CC Have you had anything to eat or drink since you've 

"been awake, or haven't you been awake long enough"? 

25 25 15 C Roger. I did not get all of that question. As 

soon as I woke up I had about 5 swallows of water, 
and I woke up in the middle of my nap and took about 
5 swallows, also. 

25 '25 2h CC Okay. The sawbones advises you ought to go ahead 

and get something to eat now. 

25 25 29 C Roger. 

25 25 ho CC You can turn your computer off now. 

25 25 ^5 C Okay, it's off. 

25 25 14-5 CC Roger. 

25 £5 ^ C Did you give us a good load? - 

25 25 ij-9 CC Stand by. Roger, we got you a good load. 

25 26 00 C Okay. 

25 26 50 CC Gemini 

25 26 55 C Go ahead. 

25 27 55 Co We also got the 21-k- TR time in. 

25 26 59 C Roger. 21-^^- TR time. Thank you. 

CANARY ISLANBS 



25 52 01 


CC 


Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. 




25 52 oh 


C 


Go ahead. 




25 52 05 


CC 


Roger. What is the status on yoiir 
supply? 


ACME or IGS power 


25 52 12 


c 


It's on right now. 




25 52 1^ 


CC 


Roger. 




25 52 IT 


c 


Okay. It's off now. 




25 52 18 


cc 


Roger. It's off. 




25 52 20 


c 


Roger. We're going to have to put 
We've got to go out HF/DF. Got to 


the ACME back on. 
be right side up. 


25 52 25 


CC 


Roger. Understand. 






25 52 51 CC A Fli,-hc cK/u^ge. Y... will : - -X. t;ie C.;pr-ijrin 

^il jt Tyr^f? 2 Nfedlc^a.! P::.:^s rt r-,;-T;r.;-vor: this i-e^ro- 
lution. 

25 52 C Okay. Conamand Pilot Type at. Carnarvon. 

25 32 ^ CC Roger. You were garbled. That's a Type Two Medical 

Pass at Carnarvon. 

25 52 52 C RoRf^r. Understand. 

25 33 ^1 CC Gemini, Canary CAP COM. 

25 55 '<-5 C Go ahead. 

25 55 Ml CC Have you tried unplugging your headset at the neck 

since you can't get your volime all the way down 
with the knob? 

25 55 52 C No, I haven't done that. We'd like to continue to 

have coraraunications procedures I don't think 

we want to do that. 

25 02 CC Roger. 

25 5^ 31 CC Ever>bhing looks good on the ground. 

25 5^ 33 C Roger, thank you. 

26 oh 30 C It is now 17:21 G.ra. t. and I don't know exactly 

which way I'm pointing, but there's a bunch of rays, 
all extending up from the earth toward the sky. It 
looks like it's probably the sunrise. The rays are 
actua?. / sticking ap vertically and I'm taking two 
pictures of them with the Contarex. It looks a lot 
like the Northern Lights 

26 05 13 C It looks like a rain storm with rain hanging out ex- 
cept that it's 

26 05 17 P How about yawing a couple 

26 05 20 C the other way? 

26 05 22 P 

26 05 59 C 

26 05 51 P How far around do we have t,o come yet? 

26 05 55 C Can you see it? 

26 05 55 P What? 

26 05 59 C parallel. 

26 06 01 P to come around to the side? 




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26 06 22 


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26 06 25 


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26 06 27 


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26 o6 56 


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26 06 1+1 


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Those are the lights we saw the other night. 

Was it like that, Ed? 

KuhT 

It wasn't like that. 

horizon. 

California. 



CARNARVON 



Gemini Carnarvon CAP COM. If you read, will the 
Coraraand Pilot please insert the oral temp prohe in- 
to his mouth. Do not acknowledge. 

a mass of lights. 

Where is it, Jim? 

We passed right over it. We ought to he able to 
see it. It think it's just a bunch of lights. 

26 06 14-9 P I'll tiet that's it. I'll bet that's the s\jn coming 

up through the clouds. 

26 06 51 C 

26 06 55 P What? 

26 06 56 C 

26 06 58 P S.11 over the place and everytime I came 

through here X could see some lights. 

26 07 05 P What? 

26 07 10 C 

26 07 15 P 

26 07 27 CC Gemini k, Carnarvon. If you read, start pumping up 

your blood pressure. Do not acknowledge. 

26 07 50 CC A little bit higher on your blood pressure. A lictle 

more. Cut. Full-scale. 



26 OQ 13 F Tlie i;j-:usu;il iiGplay i^it'f- ■ i - w : , / .Li; .- •. Lr^ ' 

Tecu JO uiT i -'^ -i;, ^ ■. '--■a j7- 

26 08 35 P The whole :-irp;i w li^yp" 1 li ' w ^y >r. the 

horizon. 

26 08 58 CC Geniirii ^, Carr;arvon. We have vili ] r^-l t.ernp jn 

the probe. Uow do you rej^dV Ov-r. 

26 09 01 P I read y jU five square. 

26 09 11 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon. How do yo-; rf-d'. 

26 09 21 P CAP COM Cr^rnarvon, Gemini Heo i ...i fivf- LiqiUire. 

26 09 2h CC Roger, looks good on the grO'.L-id. y.ar o'a'ojs 

up there" 

26 09 29 P Our status is GO. 

26 09 30 CC Okay. Stand by for S'orgeon. 

26 09 55 S Gemini ^, this is the S-orgeon. v /;i pive -e sor.e 

Information on year food and wa*--r r.j.i.-'.p-.i 'n'. 

26 09 37 C Roger. This is Corrjnand Pilot. I w ;ke up about 

30 minutes ago. Then I had lur.ch. 

26 09 46 S Gemini 4-, Gemini h, this is the .Tu-geon. Do you 

read" Over. 

26 09 52 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. Give me a readout on 

your food and water oonsumptio.': 

26 09 56 C Roger, this is Gemini h. Hew do yju read'.' 

26 09 58 CC Loud and clear. How me? 

26 10 00 C Loud and clear. I woke up about JO or '^'J T.inutes 

ago and then - actually I didn't wake up right 
then - just sort of sitting there resting. I really 
haven't been having much luck sleeping. I had a 
drink of water when I first woke up, about 5 gulps. 
Then I had another one there about halT^ay through 
my sleeping period, about 5 gulps. I plan on eating 
something as soon as I get through with my ilF tests. 

26 10 2h CC Roger, understand. 

26 10 28 C So far I've been through three meals. I'm going to 

eat meal h on the first day. 

26 10 54 CC Roger. Understand. 



137 



10 5b C Doctor, be advised, I'm having a lot of trouble with 

this blood pressure cuff-. I can't get it to stay 
in rny suit and when I do get it in it doesn't want 
to bleed down. So if you see some erratic purap-ups, 
it's because I'm not having much luck with it. 

£:6 10 50 CC Okay. 

26 11 00 S Gemini 4, this is the Surgeon. 

26 11 05 C Go ahead, Surgeon. 

26 11 05 S Could you repeat again what you ate out of meal 5 

or meal C? Meal Charlie. 

26 11 11 C Roger. I ate everything out of it except the orange 

Juice' and I lost that some place. I don't know 
where it went. 

26 11 l6 S Okay. Is that all you have had to eat since you ate 

meal Baker? 

26 11 20 C Roger. Oh yes, that's right, I didn't eat the toast 

either. That toast is the crumbly toast that we 
agreed not to eat. 

26 11 28 S Okay. So you ate the other items. Thank you. 

26 11 52 S Can you explain a little about this blood pressure 

problem? Are you sure you didn't have your thumb 
over the holes where the air comes out? 

26 11 58 C I have had the same problem ever since lift-off. I 

can't get the darn thing to stay in my suit. It 
keeps popping out of ray suit, and then I have quite 
a difficult time getting it to bleed down sometimes.- 

26 11 ^9 S We got a valid blood pressure but the temperature 

seems — the pressure seemed to hold up for quite a 
while before it began to bleed off. 

26 11 55 C That's right. Most of the time it seems to bleed 

out around where I plug it in rather than through 
the hole it's supposed to bleed from. 

26 12 02 S Okay, this is the Surgeon out. 

26 12 Ok C Roger. 

26 12 05 CC Gemini Carnarvon CAP COM. I updated your TR. 

they did not get a valid time in at the Cape. You 
now have a valid time for the 21- h. Same GMTRC re- 
layed to you by Houston CAP COM. 

27 12 18 C Okay. I've got a good load for the 21-4. Right? 



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26 12 20 CC A good load and a good time. 

26 12 25 C Okay. I've got a good spacecr;.;';. no T probably 

won't need it. 

26 12 26 CC That's the way we want to go. 

26 15 ok CC Okay. Be advised the load in your computer is 

18-1, with maneuver load. Your TR time is a 21~k 
with maneuver time. 

26 15 10 C Okay, we got a I8-I load and a 21-h time. Right? 

26 15 00 CC That's affirmative. 

HAWAII 



26 55 58 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 
26 36 02 C Come in, Hawaii. Gemini 't-. 

26 36 Ol*- CC Roger. Be advised your two wives are at Houston 

and when you get best reception over the States 
they will be in communications with you. 

26 36 17 C Very good. 

26 35 22 CC All systems look good on the ground. 

26 36 P Roger. Be advised, we just conducted an HF test 

starting at 17:31 and had no returns from any 
stations on the range. Do you know whether any of 
the stations are reading us? 

26 37 16 CC Roger. We monitored you real weak on HF just now. 

26 37 2h P Roger. I understand. You didn't read us when we 

nBde our test then obviously because you gave us no 
response. 

26 37 31 CC Roger. We were copying till you gave your test. 

We did not copy then. 

26 37 36 C Roger. I understand you did not copy us while we 

gave our test. 

26 57 38 CC AffirnEtive. That is affirmative. 

26 57 hi P Roger. I guess Canton didn't either. We weie just 

about right over them. 



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CALIFORNIA 



26 42 00 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
26 h2 11 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
26 k2 22 CC Gemini Houston CAP COM. 
26 h2 51 CC Gemini U-, Houston CAP COM. 

26 h2 C Roger Houston, Gemini k. Read you loud and clear. 

How me? 

26 h2 38 CC Roger, you're a little weak but clear. I've got 

some updated Flight Plan information for you. 

26 ^2 h6 C Stand by one. 

26 k2 h-J CC Roger. 

26 k3 06 C Okay. Gemini h here. Go ahead. 

26 08 CC Okay. Delete the Apollo Landmark Runs 2 and 5. 

That area is cloudy and to help you on your Flight 
Plan there — Run 2 was to be at 28:30 elapsed time 
and Run 5 was to be at 50:05 elapsed time. Okay. 
The D-9 Experiment ? do it in drifting flight 1-f 
you do it. We don't feel that you should waste: any 
fuel doing this one. 

26 h-^ h3 C Let's see - D-9 aroxind 20 hours and 50 or hO minutes. 

26 14-5 CC Roger. 

26 hj> k6 C 

26 56 CC Okay. I've got a little news to pass on to you if • 

you want it. PAO just handed me a news release to 
give you. 

25 kk oh C Yes, pass it on. 

26 hk 06 CC You want to know what's going on in the world? 

Well, the Astros beat Cincinatti 8 to 5. Rusty Staub 
hit a homer. And in your boys' team, the Hawks beat 
the Falcons 3 to 2. Mike walked twice, was left on 
base once, and was forced out — forced to second the 
other time. 

26 hk 27 C Roger. He had a good night. 

26 hk 29 CC Yes. Okay, then. There were five air crewmen killed 

at Walker Air Force Base last night when a KC-I35 
crashed on landing. Most of the rest of the news is 
concerned with the flight, and you know pretty well 
whit's goinc on there so I won't repeat that to you. 



26 C 

26 hk 52 CC --iv ar^ain. 

c 1 Laii-:ri we know what's going 

26 58 CC Don't admit it if you don't. 

GUAYMAS 



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Gemini 1^, Houston CAP COM. How do you read me now? 


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Roper You're loud and clear now, Houston. 


26 1+6 13 


CC 


riVo^r Uf^'w eot vour wives here^ so we'll put 




Mrs. McDivitt on now. 


26 ^4-6 20 


c 


Roger. 


26 1*6 21 


CC 


Jim? Jim? 


26 25 


c 


What? 


p< kg 2Q 


CC 


Do you hear me? 


26 31 


c 


Roger. I can hear you loud and clear. 


26 hS 


CC 


Boy, you're doing great! 


26 »i6 56 


C 


Yes, we seem to be covering a lot of territory up 




here. How are you? 


26 ll2 


CC 


For me? 


26 it6 


c 


I say, how are you? 


26 1+6 1*6 


CC 


I'm fine^ and how are you? 


26 U6 1*8 


C 


Pretty good. I'm over California right now. 


26 1*6 52 


CC 


Get yourself over Texas. 


26 1+6 55 


c 


I'll be over Texas in about 5 minutes. 


26 1*6 57 


CC 


Hurry it up. 


26 1*7 00 


c 


How are the kids making out? 


26 1^7 01 


CC 


Fine. They think you're at the Cape. 


26 1*7 05 


C 


They think I'm at Cocoa Beach, huh? 


26 1^7 08 


CC 


That's where they think. 


26 1*7 15 


C 


Is everything going okay? 


26 i*-7 ii^ 


CC 


Yes, beautifully. Beautifully. 


26 1*7 20 


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Are you beh.aving yourself? 



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sleep, and look out the window. 


26 47 


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Wo room to move around? 


26 


56 


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What? 


26 h-j 


58 


cc 


No room to move around? 


26 


39 


c 


Not too much. 


26 1^7 


40 


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Ed's cluttering up the place. 


26 U7 


48 


cc 


Turn the computer on. 


26 i+7 


51 • 


c 


Turn my computer on. Yes, raa'aTi. 


26 


54 


cc 


Okay, sir. 


26 U3 


04 


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Computer's ON. 


26 US 


07 


cc 


Roger. 


26 W 


15 


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Is Ed awake? 


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Sey again. 


26 TO 


53 


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Are ycu on top of the situation? Keeping things 
straight? 


26 i+B 


57 


CC 


Is this Ed? 


26 48 


42 


cc 


We'll put your pad on here in a second. 


26 48 




CC 


Good morning. 


26 49 


48 


p 


You've got to push the hutton, honey. 


26 48 


51 


cc 


Good morning. 


26 48 


55 


p 


How are you doing? 


26 48 


54 


cc 


Fine ! 


26 48 


57 


p 


You have to push the button when you talk and let 
it go so I can talk. 


26 49 


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You're really looking good. 



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Roger. It's looking pretty good from up here. 
>/e're passing over - coming up 011 the V/est Texas 
area. We'll he ovei" Houston in a minute or so. 


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It looks like you were having a wonderful time 
yesterday. 


26 32 


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Quite a time we had. It was quite a time. 


26 1+9 55 


cc 


I can't wait to talk to you about it. 


26 49 59 


p 


How are Eddie and Bonnie, honey? 


26 1+9 1+1 


cc 


Fine. 


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26 1+9 50 


cc 


Okay. Have a good flight. 


26 1+9 55 


p 


Thank you, honey. Bye-bye. 


26 1+9 55 


cc 


Bye. 


(missing 


some recording here) 


26 52 01 


cc 


fuel and AV situation. Did Ed explain it all 
to you? 


26 55 07 


c 


Roger. I had It preiiuy wexx lagurea ouTi, j. T/ninjs., 
before you called up. I've been plotting it on the 
board up here, and it looks like if we get to the 
end with about 155 or so^ we ought to make the grade. 
Ib that it? 


26 55 18 


cc 


V^-i ffTi-„ 4- 1 ck"h/-\ii+' "hVifi TjQ v TJi=» V| n VP -1 +■ Vi£iT*fi Just "b^ 

careful on your use of it, and we may cut a few 
things out of the Flight Plan, but most of them you 
can go ahead, and ao as pxanneu. 


26 55 28 


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Okay. 


26 55 51^ 


cc 


Will you be i-eady for yoijr HF check in about 5 niin- 
utes or so? 


26 55 58 


c 


Roger. We're all set. 


26 55 59 


cc 


Okay. Did you receive any HF at all? 


26 55 ^5 


c 


Negative. 



BERMUDA 



26 56 £6 C Houston, did you call Gemini U? 

26 56 29 CC Gemini Houston. Go ahead. 

26 56 31 C Roger. You called me? 

26 56 32 CC Negative. That was a mistake. 

25 56 55 c Okay. We're going to start the HF Test. 

26 56 37 CO Roger. We'll be listening. 

26 59 52 CC This is Kano on air-groimd on HF. 1, 2, 3, ^, 5, 6, 

7, 8, 9, 10 - 9, 8, 7, 6, 3, 5, 2, l. Kano out 

27 00 07 CC This is Tananarive on HF. 1, 2, 5, k, 5, 6, 7, Q, 

9, 10-9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1. Tananarive 

out. 

27 19 ^1 C This is Jim. I just took two pictures on the 

Hasselhlad Back no. 7 and Frame nos. 11 and 12. 
Took two pictures of a sunset that j;ist came up 
and we were approaching 

27 20 17 P 

27 20 22 C At 56 1/2 

27 20 3h C How much longer have we got on the ? 

27 20 kO P 20 seconds. 

27 21 07 P Oh, there's the GegenscheinI Forward, Jim. Put 

the nose down. The Gegenschein should be right up 
there . 

27 21 15 C Where? 

27 21 17 P Toward the 

27 21 20 C 

27 21 2h P It should be pretty close to 

27 21 27 C 

27 21 51 P No, that's the 

27 21 5^ C It looks like we're passing 

27 21 36 P you're on that 

27 21 1^5 C 

27 21 51 P Yes, just put it back. 



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Well, I'll take the food out, and I'll go to v 
and start stowing the garbage. 

Okay. Let me 

I don't know, but I think I might have to hreak 
down and defecate. 

Let me put the in the 

Okay. 



07. 



No, I think they're coming out. 

No, I think they're coming out straj >t. 

Let's just for kicks. 

Yes okay. 

No feces yet, huh? 

Your behind needs that extra space. 



77. 

66. 



No, I was just watching the pointer^ I wasn't sure. 



One more over here 

77- 

Okay, I've got lots of stuff to go in. 





1^5 



27 26 k6 


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It looks like it woiold te a good time to take ray 
helmet off while I do this take it off. 


oi Of^ 'S'^^ 


c 


Are you going to take it off? 


27 26 5^3 


p 


I have got to clean ray visor. 


27 28 00 


c 


yes Nty nose is so dry. 


27 28 58 


c 


Ha! Ha! 


27 29 5^ 


c 


What? 


27 29 57 


c 


I can't hear you either. 


27 51 56 


c 


Was it up in there? 


27 52 00 


p 




27 52 02 


c 


Don't you think if we could get we co\ad get 

something done 


27 32 05 


c 


Oh, yeah? way hack there now? 


27 52 29 


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27 52 52 


1/ 


CARNARVON 


27 59 51 




rtom-tri-i It PoT^norTrn-n HAP COM. 


iirt /^ji 

2 f '»0 Uh- 


nn 
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/Tom 4 n -1 il pQ -mftTTrntl flOM- 


27 *+0 21 


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ueminl ^ nere^ uamarvon- 


27 H-0 24 


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T -m ir* n *i n;T."r Ca.T'narVGD. Gfeiiiiii 1 ^ - Kow me ? 


27 40 35 


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i\Oger» xjOLKI anu. CJ-cnX . mriia-u 0 j^U-L ;3 uo. u Li:^ ■ 


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cc 


How do you look up there? 


27 uo 


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How do you look up there, Gemini 


27 1^0 56 


c 


Roger. Say it again. I didn't read anything. 


27 ^ 59 


cc 


Roger. How do you read now? 


27 h\ 00 


c 


Sounds better. 


27 i^l 02 


cc 


Okay. You look good here on the ground. Are you 
ready to copy a block of updates? 


27 i+l 09 


c 


Stand by just one. 




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27 ^2 12 CC 20-h 

2X-h 

22-5 
25-5 
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85 




2+18. 


85 


95- 


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85 




2+18. 


85 


70. 


2+18. 


85 


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19- DELTA 

20- DELTA 

21- DELTA 

22- DELTA 



27 i+1 11 CC Roger. 

27 h\ 50 C Carr.arvon, Gemini 4^. We're ready to copy. 

27 ^\ 55 CC Okay. 'This will be a little bit different. Vrtien I 

read you AV, the first two mrabers will be forward. 
The second two numbers will be aft. The same thing 
with ^XT. The first group will be forward, and the 
second group will be aft. Do you linderstand that? 

27 \2. 09 C Roger. We understand. 

1+55. 22 2h 50. 2+55 

1+58. 25 58 09. 2^-55- 8+52. 

1+08. 01 16 Jf9. 5+50. &<-52. 

1+29. 02 50 59. &+52. 8+40. 
1+51. OU 2^^ 20. 2+1^7. 8+^9- 
85 72. 2+18. 1+55- 19 55 19- 11+01. 
85 57. 2+18. 1+12. 21 26 47. 12+25. 
85 1^5. 2+18. 1+12. 21 26 1^7. 12+25. 
115. AT is 2+2lf. 00 ^\ 23. 13+00. 
23-cocO: 85 75. 2+18. 1+52. 01 it8 U9. IQ+ltS. 
Over. 

27 46 27 P Roger. Reading back. 20-lf: 85 75. &+l8. 1+35- 

22 2h 30. 2+55. - 
27 ^7 00 CC Roger. You don't have to read all those back. 

27 ^7 05 P Roger. You want 

27 l^-7 06 CC As you so desire, but we don't need it. 
27 1^-7 12 P I believe I got there all- 

27 ^7 15 CC Okay, very good. 

27 If 7 16 P There was one thing - that one you gave me, that was 

for 20 - it was the seventh one. Is that 20-1? 

27 V\ 29 CC Was that 22-Celta II5 ft/sec? 

27 47 55 P Ko. It was the seventh one you gave me, and it was 

for Ai-ea 20, and what was the area on it? 

27 I4.7 Ulf CC 20-DELTA. 

27 1+7 li-6 P Roger, Delta. I got them all. 

27 47 CC Okay. Very good. 

27 U7 50 P Carnarvon, can you give me a G, m. t. hack? 

27 if7 CC Roger. On mark it will be ^,2,1 - 

27 il8 00 CC MARKI 

27 1*8 01 C Roger. 



I 



HAWAII 



28 09 02 CC Gemini k, Hawaii. 

28 09 15 CC Gemini h, Hawaii. 

28 09 57 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 

28 09 50 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 

28 09 55 C Roger^ Hawaii. Gemini h. Go ahead. 

28 09 57 CC Roger. Be advised the Command Pilot has a Type 1 

Ntedical Pass over Gmymas. 

28 10 05 C Roger, Type 1 over Guayraas. What's my AOS at 

Guayraas? 

28 10 11 CC Walt one. 19 55 5^. 

28 10 16 C 55 ^ Roger. 

NOTE: GuaynBS cont-act with s/C not on tape. 

28 21 51 S We have received the good blood pressure. We're 

standing by for your food report. Have you eaten 
since your Carnarvon Aero-Med Pass? 

28 21 58 C Negative, this Is the Command Pilot. I jxist got 

the chow out, and I'm just about to set to it. 

28 21 H S Say again, Gemini. 

28 21 C Negative, I have not eaten since ray Carnarvon Aero- 

Med Pass, but I have the food out, and I'm just 
about to start. 

28 21 52 S Roger, understand. Have you had any water? 

28 21 55 C One very small drink, but I plan to have some water 

with jny food later. 

28 22 01 S Is the Pilot asleep? 

28 22 07 S Gemini, Guaymas SIR JOHN. 

28 22 10 C Roger, Guaymas. This is Gemini h here. The Pilot 

is still awake. He's getting something to eat now 
too. As soon as he finishes, he's going to sleep. 

28 22 22 S Roger, Gemini h. Guayinas SIR JOHN out. 

28 22 ^ P Guaymas, Gemini h. 

2d 22 k6 CC Go ahead, Gemini h. 

28 2h 09 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 



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Gemini h, hov do you read HouKton CAT COM now? 
make it work. 

It seems like on the last i*oll, tliat the red light 
didn't come on at the end of the roll. We were 
rimning at the end of the roll when I noticed it, 
so we might have lost the tape dimp between the 
last tape, 8, and the present tape, 6. 

The 0^ pressure gage is unsatisfactory in many re- 
spects. Not only does it not have enough scale, 

but, in our case now the is set down low 

enough so that it is setting in the normal operating 
range. We're causing it to go to 0^ High Rate all 

the time to bring it down. 

Actually it's not the gage itself. It's the fact 
that the vent pressure is set lower 



That's right bottles. 



vent ground — 



The cabin holds 



It vents low in our cabin also, 
about h.8 or 9 — normal. 

And the cabin vents at about 5>3' 

I can see them working on McDonnell now on this 
gain. I imagine there's fur flying. It's going to 
be when get back. I'm going to hit them hard on 
it. I want to know just when they cleaned that. 
Remember? They were instructed to do it the day 
before the flight. 

The trouble is, it wasn't only that, but just getting 
your whole hatch closed. It never ever took that 
kind of pulling on it before. That rubber must have 
gotten real bard or something. 

Oh! You know one thing — see, I was giving you no 
help here at all. 

You never needed to give me any help — before. 

All I was doing was working this, and with the 
handle — I was fooling with the handle. 

Yes, but you have never given any help before though, 
really. 



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In fuct, you were sayi::g, "'Don't rreak; the r.ar.dle 
- ■ " Rernesbe r tha t " 








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Yes. 


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On this one"? 


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No, this one. You were telling irie not to break that 
handle off? 


28 ho 




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I don't remember that, but sounds like good advice. 


28 ho 


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I was sitting in there. Hea\'el Heave! Ha! H". I Ha! 
You remember that? 


28 ho 


57 


c 


I remember the "heave" part. Too bad that wasn't 
all on tfl.i>^ 






p 


Tf it It; it'd be tremendous, wouldn't it? 


28 hi 


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Yes. 


28 hi 


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That's wloat it took ? it took both of us together 
t get it dowT.. 


28 4l 


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Well, I was down low enough, so that the hatch had 
come all the way down and stopped. 






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I don't think 


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I pulled and you'd go down lower. Every time I'd 

piLJ-Xj you. wOU-LCL COiTa5 QCJWn xuwci • 


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legs went "boink. " 


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un, yes. 


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There at the end, though, they were all right. 


28 hi 




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Not like in that zero-g airplane, is it? 

"Aw hell. Well, pull the hatch. " 


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Yes. 


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Well, we'll try another parabola. 


28 1^1 


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I think Tom better take a close look at it, too — 
with tl'icit chest pack. 


28 1+2 


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He's a lot bigger than you are. 



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He's a 1 t leas agile. 

I wondfT if ue ought to 

Ye:;, I k.mow. You know how it is with that — that 
chest pick ia there Is toijgh In the zero-g airplane. 

Yes. Well, you tend to always overrate our own 
abilities, too. 

Yes. 

Now I can see the stars. 

No, hut it's broad daylight over there, isn't it? 
Are we starting to go in? 

Broad daylight over here. 

We better vent one more time. That ought to get . . . . 
I hate to see us using up our oxygen that way. 

Yes. Well, we're going to use it up anyway. We 

don't 

Wnnt me to get It? 

I'm going to start eating. 

I don't know what happened. I got a head start, 
and you get the first meal. 

It ' s the same meal. 

The first one 

Actually, we are behind. 

Yes, we are k hours 

t-^ to eat. 

If you eat more, Ed, you wouldn't be able to do 
anything else. Isn't that the truth? 

We are not permitted to do a whole heck of a lot. 
Actually though, our Flight Plan is fairly leistirely. 
We're not really 

3-5 Hello, Houston. This is Gemini 1+. 

You're broken up a little bit, but I can read you. 
Be advised we vented our ECS pressure down to about 
910, 920. 



We really oxjght to be keeping better track where we 
are and where our retro fire points are. 



23 1+6 05 P Yes. 

23 1+6 09 F I don't know, there is not anything very dit'fio.at 

about it, though. There are just the t,ir.es. 

2& h6 h8 C Did I hear soroebody call Gemini h'i 

28 i+7 07 P Where is the Contarex? See it lately? 

28 4? ih C It used to be over here. I don't Icnow where it is 

now. 

28 h^J 19 P I see it. 

28 ^7 2k P You want It? 

28 1+7 26 C Yes. 

28 i+7 51 P Let P^''^ ^tiis over here for a minute^ Jim. 

28 1+7 55 C Yes, why don't we just put it there? 

28 14-7 56 P I've got to lean forward a minute to get to this 

urabilical. 

28 1+7 I48 P Here's your Contarex. 

28 1+7 52 P Oh. The settings for the Contarex in the cabin - 

I wrote down and I'll get thorn and show you where 
they are. 

28 1+8 ^5 P Okay. The l6-rara is f/ll, if it's right in front of 

you, and f/28 if it's otherwise. The 55 is - with 
the ASA 200, which we have two rolls of - is I/25O 
f /ll and 

28 50 21^- C Okay. Which Biomed recorder is on now? 

28 50 26 P Right now mine is on. 

28 50 28 C And yours is off. 

28 50 50 P Mine is on. I turned yours off as you got up. 

28 50 56 C You're wearing yours out. You're using yours too 

much 

28 50 58 P All right. 

28 50 1+5 C As soon as you wake up tvum if off for quite a 

while. 

28 50 50 P Doggone it 

28 50 52 C Couldn't hear you. 

28 51 51 P "boy. You know, the food you can get is your 

whole 



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You noti'-e thJi 


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end up getting u lot of noisture imd stuff with it. 






too. 


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I highly recommend it on the long flight. 


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Soir.ethin*-' to do. 


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Vckc- T Hrin 't Vnnv "uhat in the world* — where 




they can fit all this stuff. 


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drink? 


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This isn't recommended with gloves on, at all. 


28 55 28 


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Are you going to sleep a little while, or are you 






r»ft R'^ 

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Yp=i I think I will sleep. Go ahead and move around 




a little bit if you want to. 


28 55 ^ 


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I tell you, I like it better in here with the visor 






open. 


28 55 ii8 


c 


You know what? 


28 55 50 


p 


What? 


28 55 51 


c 


I think that i'll take a little more of that 


28 55 52 


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Eye stuff? 


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Yes, with ray helmet visor closed 


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v^-iii Vnmj msv'hf. +Viat'<5 uViv we sleeiD decentlv for 




a while and then - CRUSH! 


28 5^^ 55 


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Let's see what I can rig up wltn my lacepiate open. 


28 55 Oh 


C 


water. 


28 55 11 


P 


I wonder. Our relative humidity i3 fine, Jim. 


28 55 19 


P 


We've been around with our faceplates open 




a lot. 


28 55 51 


P 


Actually, this relative humidity gage is kind of 




nice. It allows you to keep a tab on what's going 



on. 




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Yfi-i ? ■>-»iifiilf'rl <5t\ii"f mleht have boiisrht us a 
lit-Ae -.Totectlon on the wat-,':- problem and another 
pr-"-.ler, with it though. 


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wha ' s that? 


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28 56 55 


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Thafs the way it was explained, anyhow. 


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28 56 52 


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You know, it doesn't bother me. I feel lousy every 
+ n'-i& T uTi Tt takes vou a while to cet feelinc 

gocvi E^in. 


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here's the data dook. 


28 58 


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with it. 


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Which one? Oh, those 


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you do with it? 


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It's up in a bag behind ray shoulder. 


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w fiere " tne xens 1 


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lou, don t noiVO to ciisniam^xe xl,^ uxm. j.ne xciia j-t> 
right here. 


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i snofw. I saidj wnere is ix-. 


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The lens is right here. 


28 59 25 


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Th^i^e s no need to reaxi.y ci.isniam;±e x.ne oxner one 
if it works. 


28 59 26 


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No J, that will fit that lens. 


28 59 28 


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No, I wiisn't worried about the lens. I was worried 
about the camera. 


28 59 51 


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Oh. 


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We've got a lot of mo\'le film we might as well take. 


28 59 ^ 


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We've got a lot of other kinds of film we better 
take 


28 59 50 


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The only thing, we're not keeping good books on it 
ri^t now. 




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You're telling me! It's lo.isy! 


28 59 


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You keep books and then you miss or.her things. 


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We ' ve been 'os ing the blank Da per 


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I think we've missed a section, thoijgh. 
CARNAKVOK 


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Gemini 'i, Carnarvon CAP COR Over. 


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Go ahead, Carnarvon. This is Gemini k. 


29 15 


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Roger. Read you loud and clear. You're looking 
good here on the ground. How are you up there? 


29 15 


15 


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Everything is fine. 


29 15 


19 


cc 


Pilot still asleep? 


29 15 


22 


c 


. Went to sleep about I5 or 20 minutes ago. 


29 15 


25 


cc 


Roger. Can you give me the attitudes you were 
holding when you went past Ascension? 


29 15 


51 


c 


How long ago did I go past Ascension? 


29 15 


35 


cc 


Oh, let me figure it out here. Hold a second. 


29 15 


50 


cc 


About 20 minutes ago. 


29 15 


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c 


I can't tell you. 


29 15 


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cc 


Okay. Did you hear Cape CAP COM talking - Houston 
CAP COM to you on air-ground transfer over Ascension? 


29 l6 


05 


c 


Roger. I did. He came in for about two or three 
transmissions, and then that was all I got. 


29 16 


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Roger, was he pretty garbled? 


29 l6 


11 


c 


Yes, he was. And as a matter of fact, now that you 
mention it, I wasn't parallel to the ground. I was, 
I think, raayhe pointing just about straight up. 


29 l6 


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Roger. Your nose was straight up- 


29 i6 


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Just about like that. However, right now I'm point- 
ing about straight down so we're in pretty good 
shape. 


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cc 


Roger. I'm receiving you now, better than we have 



on almost any pass. 



29 16 


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Okay. Stand by. I think we're also on the adapti 
antenna here. 


PQ ifi 




CC 


Roger. 


29 16 




c 


Yes, we went to adapter when we started playing w 
the HF check, and we just left it there. And it 
seems to be working just as well as the reentry 
does. 


PQ 16 




CC 


Roger. Seems a little bit better here. 


29 16 


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Yes, we svire had a lot of radio trouble to start 
with, but it seems to have all smoothed out. 


29 16 


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CC 


That's the way we want to go. 


29 16 


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c 


Hope things get better, and not worse, huh? 


29 17 


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CC 


Say again. 


29 17 


03 


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As long as things get better, instead of worse. 


29 17 


11 


CC 


Let's give that stub antenna a try. If you don't 
read me in about 10 seconds, come back to this ■ 
frequency on this antenna. 


PQ 17 




c 


Gemini 4 here, how do you read me on xss^ nose? 


PQ 17 


28 


CC 


Okay, I read you Just slightly garbled. How me? 
Over. 


29 17 




c 


Loud and clear. 


PQ 17 




CC 


Okay. Let ' s go back to the antenna again. 


PQ 1 7 


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CC 


The adatjter. 


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Roger. On the adapter. How do you read me now? 


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CC 


It's just about the same. 


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C 


How do you read Gerainx 4 now? 


29 17 


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CC 


Okay. We'd like you to go back to the nose stub 
antenna. 


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Carnarvon, Gemini 4. You're all broken up now. 


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CC 


Roger. Will you switch back to your nose stub 
antenna. 


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How do you read me? 


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I read you loud and clear. I'm back on the nose 
antenna. 


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Okay. Will you remain on that antenna, please? 



29 18 19 C Okee-doke. 

29 18 20 CC Okay. 

29 18 26 CC Okay. We don't have anj^hing else for you. We'll 

be standing by if you have any-thing you want to say. 

29 18 30 C Okay. Fine. 
29 35 C 

HAWAII 

29 40 1+5 C Hawaii 

29 52 09 CC Gemini ^, Guaymas CAP COM. 
29 52 12 C Go ahead, Guaymas. Gemini ^. 

29 52 Ik CC Roger. We've got you green, how are you doing up 

there? 

29 !><^17 C Fine. I Just saw Bomething else up here with me, 

but just as I was getting close enough to it to take 
a good picture, the sun got in the way and I lost it. 

29 52 26 CC Roger. We got some flight plan changes for you. 

Want to stand by to copy? 

29 52 29 C Yes. Stand by and let me see if I can find this 

thing again. 

29 52 C and there are a great number of thunderstorms 

around at the present time. Lightning is actually . 

lighting up the interior of the spacecraft 

activity thunderstorms 

29 53 35 C Okay. Go ahead. It doesn't look like I'm going to 

see him again. 

29 55 59 CC Roger. First item, delete D-8 at 23 hrs G. m. t. 

29 55 49 C What is its elapsed time? 

29 53 53 CC It's 51:45> elapsed time. 

29 )3 58 C What is it in G. m. t.? 

29 5U 02 CC 25:00 G. m. t. 

29 5lj- 06 C Okay. Got that? 

29 3h OQ CC Perform the D-8 that was scheduled for 55"-20 elapsed 

time - perfo.-m that at G. m. t. kO: 00. 



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Okay. Delete D-8 at 55=20 and perform it at 1+0:00. 
Is that right? 


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cc 


That's 00:t4-0, 


pQ 5U 


cc 


My fault. Did you copy that? 


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cc 


Okay. Third item scheduled do D-8, start time of 
02: 15 G. ra. t. 


PQ ■sk sp 


c 


Okay. We'll have a new D-8 at 02:15 G. ra. t. How 
many D-8's did we delete? 


29 55 00 


cc 


We deleted one; the oae at 25:00 G. m. t. 


29 55 05 


c 


Roger. Thank you. 


29 55 10 


c 


You deleted that one and then put in the new one 
at 02:15? 


29 55 13 


cc 


That's affirmative. 


29 55 1*+ 


cc 


Perform S-b at 00:15 u. m. 


29 55 22 


c 


That was S-6 at what time/ 


29 55 2l^ 


cc 


00:15 G.ra. t. 


29 55 50 


cc 


We want you to use minimiom fuel on that one. 


29 55 55 


c 


Roger. Use minimum fuel on all of them. 


29 55 36 


cc 


Roger. Roger. 


29 55 58 


cc 


at 22:35 G.m. t. 


29 55 ^ 


c 


you want S-6, one at 00:15 and one at 22:55- 

Is that correct? 


29 55 55 


cc 


That's affirmative. 


29 55 57 


c 


Okay. 


29 56 ou 


cc 


Roger. S-6 is a cellular cloud formation. 


29 56 11 


c 


Roger. 


29 56 15 


cc 


That's the one at 00:15 G.m.t. 


29 56 28 


cc 


Okay. NEC Experiments 2 and 5 at a G.m.t. of 3O. 


29 56 39 


c 


A G. m. t. of what? 


29 56 4i 


cc 


50 minutes. 


29 56 ^4 


c 


How many hours? I've got the 20 minutes; how many 
hours? 


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cc 


00 30 00. 


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00:30. 




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cc 


Roger. Go BFT on - :::"F, rather, on Exj^r : - - ■.. 
and 3- 


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Okay. On f-KC-P and -5, Cm. t. is 00 50 ( . i ] .1 
be BEF at that time. 


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cc 


That's affirm - you still looking at that ^.hin;: up 
there? 


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No, I've lost it. It had big arms stickling ^ lit, r 
it, it looked like. I only had it for ju£-i. a min- 
ute- I got a couple of pictures with a movie came 
and one with the Hasselblad; but I was In free dri 
and before I could get the control back I drifted 
and lost it. 


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Good show. 


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Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


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cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


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Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 




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Gemini CSQ. Would you turn your computer on fo: 
a 21-4 upiate? 


31 05 


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cc 


Gemini h, CSQ. Be advised that this pass is live 
on the TV networks back home. 






cc 


Could you give me your quantity read on? 


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I have fevju your backup guidance quantities. 
Are you prepared to copy? 


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Gemini h-, CSQ. Do you copy? 






cc 


fremini . CSQ, do vou CODV? 






c 


rsO Gemini h. I read vou. 


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Roger. 


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cc 


Are you, - what's your status for 33-1? 


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We're good. 


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cc 


Okay. We're GO on the ground. I've got your 
load prepared to transmit. Aju transmitting nov. 


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Roger. 


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Roger. Yoirr load Is in. I've got your V/i.cVu 
guidance quantity. Are you prepared to copy'. 


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Go ahead. I'm ready. 



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Roger. 21-4: Yoiir AV will be split tetween foivard 
and aft. feet forward at 1 minute 52 seconds. 

120 ft/sec aft at 2+50. 01 days, 25 hours, 53 min- 
utes, 25 seconds. 2+U2. 8+U6. 

Roger. 21-1+: 56. 1+52. 120. 2+50. 

Gemini Hawaii CAP COM. 

Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. 

Gemini 4, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 

I'm getting the out and I'm pointing to- 

ward the south and somewhat more towards the rear 
thsm toward the sun. 



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See any clouds up there to take pictures of 

I guess I'll turn the computer off. 

go back to ACME. 

Yes, what did you say? 

Oh, okay. 

I'm going to try to check the tape. Okay. I'm 
going down to ACME. 

clouds. They look like stratus, but they 

certainly have a moderate effect to It. I wonder 
If all this weather is going to be in the Hawaiian 
land area? 

It looks like there are several layers to it. A 

very high cirrus layer a little less cirrus 

take some pictures of a series of clouds. It 

looks like we've got a high cirrus layer with fair 
weather cumulus below It. 

I read it when you are ready to copy, 
Roger. I have 3 53 23- Is that it? 
That is negative. It is 23 58 25- 
Roger, 23 58 23. 
Roger- 
Thank you. 



51 16 53 


cc 


Also, S-5 Experiment. J-^CC requests crew ' iike 
terraiii photos of any clear areas along the ground 
track ana not wait until _aSo day. urew snouia 
identify which areas they are. Did you copy? 


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Roger. Understand they want us to take areas of 
terrain wherever it is visible, and not to wait 
until the last day. Be advised we would like to 
save some film, though, until we get tne opportunity 
to make a pass across the Southwestern United State; 
tomorrow, and take a bunch of sequence photos along 
there, if it is okay. 


51 18 00 


cc 


Roger. That's fine with us. Roger. That's fine 
with us. Go ahead. 


51 18 52 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 


31 18 55 


c 


Go. 


'^i 18 ^6 


cc 


Can you give us your battery read -out if you did 
not give it to CSQ? 


31 18 1^1 


c 


Roger. We didn't give them to CSQ. We'll give 
them to you in just a minute. 


31 18 


cc 


Roger. 


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cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii. 


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Taking some pictures of clouds at 22:59 down 

>iAT.A -r1 rrVii" — rlffht now . . . . - 

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You've got the Hasselblad over 

GUAYMAS 


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Gemini h, Guayi.ias CAP COM. 


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Gemini h, Guaymas GAP COM. 


51 25 50 


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Go ahead, Guaymas. Gemini ^■ 


51 25 52 


cc 


Roger. You look good from the ground. Would you 
turn off your Quantity Read Switch? 


51 25 57 


c 


It's off. 


31 25 58 


cc 


Roger. I'm standing by for battery read- outs. 


31 26 05 


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Roger, Gemini k-. You ready to copy? 


31 26 05 


cc 


Go ahead. 



31 26 07 C Rjger. The adapter batteries are all reading 2 o;. 

the -irrips and 2h volts. The PCS rir^s are holding 
up well. The Secondary 0^ bottles are holding up 

well. The main batteries are reading 9 : about 
22.^ to 25 volts. The control bus Is , .12 at 2'\, 
S2 is 26, and the imin is 23- 5- 

31 26 56 CC Roger. You might look for a tropical storm over the 

west coast of Mexico. You should be right on top of 
it about 22:^+3 Zulu, which is right about now. 

Understand. We'll be looking. We're over some 
pretty good weather right now 

Ju5t took a frame of some thunderstorm buildups 



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Okay, I guess we can 

You know, it's not too light in here right now, is 

it? 

No, it isn't 

Smile! You're on Candid Camera. 



Yes, it takes about k inches. No, wait a minute, 
I don't feel It moving- 

I think I know why. 

Did you have it on? 

Didn't have the other thing on. 

Oh, no. I know why! isn't enough to make 

that thing run. 

No, I didn't have the auxiliary switch on. I'll 
feel it run. It's running. 



Okay. I just took a picture of two thunderstorms 
that look like big pancakes, with a lot of cirrus 
running out aro\ind to the side of them, but differ- 
ent tops. 

You're take a picture Just locking out the 

window. 



31 55 57 C -.ver heie, Ed? 

51 55 57 P Yes. 

51 55 ^2 C I have got a good view of the line 

51 yj kK P Yes, biit you're not going to get anything 

51 53 ^ C What? 

51 55 51 P the 

51 55 52 C Yes, I know it. That's what I want. 

51 55 5^ P Let me know. Got it on? 

51 55 55 C Yes, it's on. 

31 3'* 10 P Okay. What I want to do, Jim, is get out these 

other lenses. I think we can take some excellent 
movies with four lenses. 

51 54 20 P Hold the sextant ^)ox? 

51 5^ 55 C Is that where the sextant is? 

51 5*4- 27 P The sextant's between ray legs. 

51 51+51 P It's catching on the top, too. 

31 54 59 c get it, Ed. Just don't break it. 

51 55 h2. P We really want to vise it on the telephoto shots. 

yi c Yes. Where is the data book? 

51 55 56 C Why don't you go back to sleep? 

51 56 01 P No, I'm bH. fired up now 

51 36 UO P Start over on that, Jim. 

51 56 l+if C 

31 56 5'^■ C 

31 38 20 P ^fegazine here is 6l9- 

31 38 52 P We're on RECORD now. 

32 05 01 C the stars. 

52 05 13 P I'm coming down on the horizon now, and you can 

certainly see the definite two layers to the air 
glow, the one that is quite thick at the top, and 
you can see the stars as they drop through it. 

52 05 27 C You me?n the one that ' s dim? 




-2 05 29 Yes. Yes, and as the stars drop through it, they 

occult a little bit; then they pop saz on the left- 
hand part and you can actually see them go out all 
the way out as they hit the true horizon down at 
the hottora. It looks like to rrx? - what would you 
estimate if you took the included angle. I would 
include that angle at about 7 or 8=" say, from here. 

52 05 ^9 C 

32 05 51 P I estimated it higher before. 

52 05 56 C The dense layer at the top is about a third 

52 05 58 P Yes, I'd estimted it about a third or sixth. 

52 06 05 P I -osed the green filter on the sextant, and the 

green filter does make a clearer and nore defined 
horizon than no filter at all. Would you like to 
take a look at the sextant? 

52 06 20 C Yes horizon. 

52 Od 27 P You've got a good one now, don't you? 

52 06 52 P I'm unwinding it out the umbilical right now. 

Here It cones. 

32 06 5^^ P Okay. There it comes. 

32 06 59 P Sure is easy to move things aromid, Isn't it? That 

8- pound sextant, you just handle it like it weighs 
an o\ance. 

52 06 C 

32 06 1^9 P Try the green filter. See if you don't feel it nakes 

a more defined horizon. 

52 07 15 P Now we've got what I would consider dam near per- 

fect star-seeing conditions with the moon effect as 
small as it is. As we were saying before, the mag- 
nitude of the stars - it looks like we can go right 
down to seventh order or maybe Just a hair below, 
using otir callbratior, the Corona Australis. I 
have a little flash right out in front of me out 
there - 

32 07 In P Yes. 
32 07 55 C 

52 07 56 P You saw all kinds of what? 

32 08 01 P Yes. Oh. 

52 08 05 C 



32 08 15 P Jim, I'm going to take a check on the tape recorder. 

I don't tr^jst it since the bulb didn't work on it 
the last tirae. WiU. the lights bcither you? 

52 09 20 P It looks like the tape's still rur.ning through and 

I haven't gotten the red light yet. That is sure 
unsatisfactory — the location of the tape recorder 
light. T>ie whole tape recorder - that's right, the 
whole tape recorder operation is wrong. It ought 
to be something you can have on in continuous so 
that you can talk over the radios, also. Particu- 
larly on laimch — you end up not getting any of that 
on tape. 



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I'm going to go ahead and time a star coming up 
through it. 


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Okay. 


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See how long it takes. 


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Right now it's entering the dim part. 


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And, out it comes. 


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It took ho 1/2 seconds to come up through. Let's 
see if I can duplicate that. Get another measure- , 
ment. 


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A degree and a half. Boy, that sure is deceiving. 


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Okay. Now I've got a good star. I started it 
early. You know, down below the air glow it kind 
of peters out to ^^ist about nothing, where the stars 
start coming out, and then they start moving into 
the air glow. I se5 a star very clearly and now 
it's starting to come into the air glow. 


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On that first measurement I made I really didn'.t - 
I think the air glow starts down below — a little 
bit below, where, looking at It from here, it looks 



like it really starts. 



52 15 10 P Oti- Did you see that flash.' Huh? Yes. A very 

bright flash right on the air glow. It was on your 
side. A very bright flash and went out. 

32 15 25 C Ho, I didn't see it. Is the recorder on now? 

32 15 29 P Yes. 

52 15 5*^ C 2°, 25 minutes. 

52 15 ^1 P How many, Jim? 

52 15 if i+ C 2°, 25 minutes. 

52 15 '+5 P Okay. 

52 15 '<-9 ■ P Shucks! Now keep a bright eye out your window, 

because the area I saw is in your window now - 
where I saw the flash. It was right at the top 
of the air glow. 

32 l6 05 P Boy, are the stars good nowl 

52 16 20 C . It sure looks funny right down below us 

52 16 25 P Yes. 

32 16 25 C The lights of the city and then on the horizon out 

there are the blinking lights upside down 

side-up. 

52 16 3^ P There 1 See it again? Out yoxur side? 

52 16 hi C You're not kidding. That was on the earth. 

52 16 kk P It was shooting down toward the - that one was much 

lower. 

52 16 h6 C Oh, it's shooting down into the earth. 

52 16 k9 P Yes. 

52 16 50 P Wonder what that was? 

52 16 52 C Maybe It was a falling star- 

52 16 55 P I don't know. 

52 16 58 C wearing that big bulky suit to protect you 

from those falling stars. 

32 17 01 P Yes, I checked my suit very closely, and I saw no 

meteorite holes, much to my delight. 

52 17 15 P Okay. I tracked a bright star, and I believe that's 

out there in A<iuila. In fact, I'm quite s^jre. I 
can see the two target stars. I've tracked it all 
the way up. It's almost to the top. It's going to 



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go out of ray view right now. I had him all the 
way fror. the bottom, and it took 5 minutes 25 sec- 
onds to corrte all the way up. That was tracking a 
bie star like Altalr. 



No. No. Come right up from the bottom of the hori- 
zon, up through the air glow layer. From the first 
time, I saw it till it reached what I consider the 
top of the air glow layer, it took 5 minutes and 
25 seconds. 

Long time, isn't it? 

Much longer than I thought, and it started way down 

That's why I was looking for a bright one 

like txiit. 

Yes. -ook out and see if you don't see Altair out 
your Liide. See Aquila, the two stars? 

Drifted down to the bottom of your window, if you 
see it at all. 

It may never come up to your view. 
Corona Australis came up. 

What? I know. I tried to make a measurement that 
way. Sure doesn't work very well, does it? 

Yes, it just doesn't work when the world is upside 
down. 

I think we are about to have a sunrise. 
Okay. 

Yes burning up and what I saw went 

right into the air glow. There goes another one! 
See it? 

is deceptive as far as the altitude 

the fireflies 

I think the the red light ought to 

change it. 

What? 



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No. I was going to catch it as it came out so I 
could catch the strange effect of one side in sim- 
light and the other side in night. I'rr. going to 
start turning it on now at 19 and see what I get. 
Should be pretty dark 

You're in the daylight over there, aren't you? 
right kind of film. 

Okay, we're starting Film Tape Pack no. 11. We 
Jiost finished with no. 9- It looked like the light 
came on that pack. We'd better check to see if 
no. 8 has some way of turning the light on. It 
might be the film tape magazine that causes the 
light not to come on. 



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Gemini h, CSQ. Turn your computer OU for a 33-1 
retro load. 

At this time, I'm switching the medical recorder 
from 1 OFF to 1 ON and 2 OFF. Jim's to go to bed. 

Gemini h, CSQ transmitting 35-1 load. 

Roger. We got the update light. 



You're not kidding. 

Let me know when you want to do the 

I'll get it. Don't be over confident now. 
Okay. 

Gemini h, CSQ. Houston would like to know what 
yoxir relative bearing was when you sighted the 
satellite. 

Roger. Stand by one, please. Do you have a rela- 
tive bearing for them? 

Yes, I'm pulling it, but I'm not getting anything. 
Just the same way as it was when you were doing it 
for me. 

Is this valve screwed up here in any way? 



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52 hi ih P Yes, I'm pulling. 

32 ^1 2k C Roger, CSQ. and the satellite was up near 

the Sim. My small end started drifting up on us, 
drifting slightly. And I saw the thing over the 
snail end which I think was pointed toward the east. 

32 ^1 58 C I saw it over the small end, which I think 

was pointed toward the east. 

32 hi 52 CC Gemini k, CSQ. You were not up on the first part 

of your transmission. I got, "Saw it over small 
end and you believe were pointed east. " What was 
the first part of your transmission? 

32 ^2 02 C Roger. Nfy small end was up above the horizon so I 

couldn't see the horizon. As it came aroxind toward 
the sun I saw the — this other satellite, but then 
as the sun came in through the window I lost it be- 
cause the sun was so bright. 

CC Roger. You were looking into the sun then, when 
you saw it? 

C That's affirmative. 

C Okay. Pull harder. 

CC Okay. I got your 33-1 load up. I've got your 33-1 
backup guidance qimntities when you're prepared to 
copy. We had a little problem last pass. We had 
a complete power failure about two-thirds the way 
through the pass. 

32 h2 32 C Give it a big tug? 

32 h2 34 P I'm pulling, Jim. I'm pulling, Jim. 

52 42 ^4- P It's the same thing that happened to me 

32 42 48 C I'm not being too successful. 

32 42 51 P I wasn't either. 

32 42 55 C I'm getting it all over me as a matter of fact. 

32 42 56 C Pull on it some more. 

32 42 58 P I'm afraid I'm going to 

32 42 59 C Okay. 

32 43 00 P collapse the bellows. 

52 43 01 CC Gemini 4, CSQ. You can turn your computer OFF. 

32 43 05 P Roger. Computer is going OFF. 



32 42 17 

32 42 20 
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52 ^5 08 <^ Okay. Try pulling now. 

32 10 P Okay, all the way out. 

52 ^5 15 P I haven't got any left. You're i::yine^ to h<^vc to 

dump it. End up doing the sarr« thing I did. 

52 Jl5 20 C Yes. Shoot! I got it all over. >feyhe we're 

getting it on there too tight, Ed. You know that 
old — oh, boy! 

52 52 CC Are you prepared to copy your 55-1 data? 

52 58 P Stand by one, please. 

52 k3 39 CC Roger- 

52 45 50 P Roger. Go ahead. 

52 45 51 CC Roger. 53-1: 39 forward at l+Ql^-. 120 aft at 

?f30. GMTRC 02 days 1? ^2 ^J. 2+50. 8+59. 

52 kk- IT C Roger. Understand 55-1: 59 forward at l+Oi+. 

120 aft at 2+50. 02 1? ^2 ^7. :m-50. &+59- 

52 55 CC Affirmative. 

52 kk k6 CC Everything looks very good here on the ground. We 

are standing by. 

j,2 kk P Roger. We're in good shape up. got a good 

52 Oh CC Gemini k, CSQ. You are fading away. 

52 it6 20 P I'm taking some general — normal lens on the l6-mn 

photographs of the water and the clouds at the pres- 
ent time. We've been having a lot of trouble with 
the on/off button on this camera. It goes only 
about every third or fourth actuation. This might 
explain some of the reason why Jim didn't get as 
much film on that first - in our EVA work. 

52 48 08 P For analyzing these films - we're taking them at 

00:04. We're taking them of the ocean and the cloud 
background. They look like they have fair the weather 
cumulus with the characteristic cirrus above. I'm 
taking quite a lot of them on the flight. 

52 56 4l P I'-n taking the S-6 photographs on the second p-ass 

through the Pacific cloud area. We're taking the 
first picture now. 

52 57 2k P We're starting with Frame no. 55, Filjn Pack no. 7. 

Using the same old setting - 250 :?.t 11 



52 58 00 P I'm &lso taking some pict^ores with the iG-nrn camera 

of the same area, with the normal lens. 

55 01 17 P Feels like the shutter is sticking on at the 

Hasselblad at the present time on some of these 
pictm-es. This is the second series of the S-6 
pictures over the Atlantic. The film-advance 
mechanism is definitely causing erratic operation 
of the Hasselhlad. I'll be operating it manually 
from here on. 

35 0 14- 12 P This next one I'll he shooting Into the sun, and I 

do have a reflection on the window. Let's see how 
it comes out. It'll be shot no. on the Film 
Pack 7- 

55 05 10 P I'm in a very good blund-end position now for ^GC-2 

and -5 run through the South Atlantic anomaly. I'm 
shooting right into the sun now 500 and f/6. 

33 10 53 CC Gemini k, Gemini k. This is RKV CAP COM- 

35 10 50 CC Gemini k, Gemini This is RKV CAP COM. 

55 10 55 P RKV, this Gemini ^• 

55 10 56 CC Roger. We were expecting an Aero-Tfed Tjnpe 1 pass. 

Would you insert the oral temperature probe on the 
Pilot? 

55 11 14 P Gemini ^. 

55 11 15 CO Gemini h, negative on the oral temperature. Nega- 
tive on the oral temperature. Go ahead on the blood 
pressure. 

55 11 25 P Roger. 

55 12 2k S Gemini Gemini h, RKV SIR JOHN. We are not re- 

ceiving your blood pressure. Over. 

55 12 52 P Roger^ it's coming up. 

55 12 56 P The cuff is full-scale. 

55 15 15 S Gemini h, RKV" Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 

sure. Give me a mark on your exercisor. 

55 15 55 P coming on at this time. That at 00:50 

55 ll^ 09 S Gemini h, Gemini h, RKV SIR JOHN. Are you complet- 

ing your exercises? 

55 ih 16 C Stand by one, please, RKV. 

55 ih 19 S Standing by. 




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Gemini h, RKY CAP COM. 




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Gemmi 4, RKv CAP COM. 




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Gemni 4-, RKV CAP COM. 




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Gemini 4, RKV GAP COM. 




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Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 




33 17 


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Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 
Pass. 


P7.s continue the Aero-Med 


35 17 


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Gemini h, RKV CAP COf-L 


Do you copy? 


55 17 


42 


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Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 


Do you read? 


33 17 


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Gemini h, RKV. I read you very weak. T/M is 
broken. Discontinue the Aero-ffed Pass. 


33 lo 


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Roger, I have ray exercising and I have hooked 

U"D the blood pressure cuff 


33 18 


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Negative, we have lost T/M contact. 


53 18 


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CC 


Gemini h, can you read 


me? 


35 18 


35 


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Gemini h, this is RKV. 


Do you read me? 


3^ 13 


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Gemini h, CSQ. Do you 


copy? 


5^ 13 


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CSQ, this Is Gemini k. 




34 15 


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Roger. Copying you loud and clear your 

foot on the ground. Be advised to go to a heads - 
up position, heads-up attitude for a test critical • 
tape dump over Hawaii that's in about 5 or 6 minutes. 


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Roger. Understand. Heads-up for the Hawaii pass 
in about 5 or 6 minutes. 


3^ 15 


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Roger. Also, over Hawaii the air-to-ground communi- 
cations will be carried live on television. 


3^ 15 


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Roger. Understand. 




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Gemini h, CSQ. We have 


nothing else; be standing by. 


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Roger, CSQ. Thank yT- 
up here. 


very much. T^verything ' s GO 


3^ 15 


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Gemini h, CSQ. Go ahead. 


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Houston if they would like 



to have a pick-up I've been taking a few ex- 
ercises to keep 



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jlt- 15 ^5 CC Okay^ read you with backgrovmd noise. Understand 

that you want to inquire of Houston if they want a 
Type 1 Medical Pass on the Command Pilot. 

54 15 55 C see if they want to make up for one they missed 

a while back. 

16 00 CC Roger. Gemini h, Houston will advise you over Hawaii. 
-^h 16 05 C Roger, understand. 

17 06 CO Gemini h, CSQ. Would you verify that the ECS 0^ 

heater switch is OFF? 
17 Ik C Roger, that's affirmtive. The ECS 0^ heater switch 

is OFF and has been OFF. 



HAWAII 

5i+ 22 12 CC Gemini k, HAW CAP COM. 

22 17 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini h. 

J)h 22 20 CC Roger. You are looking good on the ground. 

5U 22 25 CC I would like to advise you to perform the Medical 

Type 1 Pass on Pilot over RKV. 

5*1- 22 55 C Roger. Understand a Type 1 Medical Pass on Pilot 

over RKV. 

5U 22 UO CC Roger. RKV acquisition in approximately 10 minutes. 

5J4. 22 45 C Roger. Acquisition in approximately 10 minutes. 

5U 22 '4-7 CC I have also a map update for you. Are you ready to 

copy? 

22 51 C Standing by for map update. 

22 52 CC Rev. 22: 01 07 00. Longitude 65° East. 
5!^ 25 11 C Roger. Ifciderstand. Rev. 22: 01 07 00. Longitude 

65° East. 

5I1 25 19 CC 65° East. 

54 25 22 C That's affinmtive. 65° East. 

54 25 2h CC Roger. 

"^h 25 26 CC Also, I would like to congratulate the new American 

space flight record. Congratulations! 




23 35 


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Roger. We have quite a few more to go. 


3^ 23 56 


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Roger. 


23 38 


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Thank you very much. 


5U 25 5^ 


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Gemini, Hawaii. 


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Hawaii, Gemini 4. 


54 23 57 


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Roger, on the acquisition. The time of the RKV - 
It'll "be approximately 20 minutes. 


2ii- 05 


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Roger. It'll be 20 minutes to the RKV acquisition. 


ok 06 


CC 


Roger. 


514. 2U 15 


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Hawaii, Gemini 4. 


3h 25 17 


CC 


Gemini 4, Hawaii. Go ahead. 


5I+ 25 19 


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Roger. Be advised I have a good view of the 
Hawaiian Islands now out my window. I'm passing 
over them in about 50 seconds. Scattered to broken 
clouds and looks pretty good. In fact, right now 
it looks like I'm looking down if I'm right, right 
down on the island of Hilo. 


5U 25 


CC 


Roger, Gemini 4. 


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It looks pretty good. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


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Gemini 4. Gemini 4. RKV CAP COM. 


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Go ahead ElKV. Gemini 4. 


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'Rr^cre'f Wp havf a ffood tenro on vou. and we're stand- 
ing by for your blood pressure. 


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Roger. Coming up. 


54 44 40 


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Gemini 4, RKV Surgeon. You're full-scale. 


54 45 20 


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Gemini 4, RKV Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 
sure. Standing by for yoiu:* mark. 


34 45 26 


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Roger. MARK now. 


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completed. Starting up. 


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Gemini You're fiLll-scale. 

Gemini ^t. RKV Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 
sure. Gtandlng by for your food, water, end sleep. 

Roger. On ray last sleep period, I got four hours 
rest, most of which was good sound sleep. Hy last 
meal was the peanut cubes, orange juice, sandwiches, 

and fruit cocktail which was all I took about 

six swallows of water with that meal, and I'm pre- 
paring at the present time to have a snack of 
peaches and fruitcake. 

Roger. Lfiiderstand all of Meal D and you're going 
into your peaches and fruitcake. 

That's affintative. 

The Command Pilot's asleep over here. He's got all 
the food in Ms box. 

Roger. RKV Surgeon over to CAP COM. 

Roger. 

Roger. This is RKV CAP COM- You're going to have 
a critical dump over the CSQ. 

Roger. This is RKV a'lP COM. You're going to have 
a critical dump over the CSQ. Request that you be 
in attitude for that. 

Roger. Have you been not receiving some of our 
dumps? 

Negative. All of your dvmrps have been very good. 

Roger. Rather than power-up and go to heads-up 
attitude, we'd just as soon continue in the manner 
in which we have. I went to the powered-up configu- 
ration and heads-up over Hawaii tor that dump. I 
would prefer to remain in a free-drift mode at this 
time. 

Roger. Flight says that's okay. 
Roger. Thank you. 

Okay. We'd also like to get a Primary 0^ read. 
Wo\ild you cycle it ON, please? 
Roger. Coming ON. 

Wrien was the last time that you had Pritrary 0^ read? 
It was probably while I was asleep. 



-. . ..3 >•+ CC Roger. 

;-'3 '\P, CC There's no need to get it too accurately. 

l^'i Q2 P Roger. I have turned It OFF. Do you want, t.o r.o 

put it "back ON? 

5'- 07 CC How long did you have it cycled Orr. 

34 10 P Roger had it ON for 10 seconds. 

5'* U9 12 CC Roger. I think we have it. 

5^ ho lU P Roger. 

jif hQ 17 CC '.^nTat are you reading onboard? 

5.1, Uo 2h P Stand by one. 

3h 25 CC Roger. 

1+9 56 P ^ty onboard reading is percent, and I'm holding 

right at 9^0 psi. 

ho 14.5 CC Roger. That concurs with our readings on the pro.ind. 

k& P Roger. 

3U 14-9 55 CC Roger. All systems look good here from the groui:d. 

jlf U9 57 P , we're pulling in the neighborhood of about 

15 to Xh- amps. 

"^h 50 06 CC Roger. I understand in the neighborhood of 13 to 

Ik amps. 

5U 50 10 P Roger. We've t^xrned everything off that 

there's just one small light on. 

J>h 50 ^0 CC Flight advises that they need the tape dump over 

the CSQ, so please go into proper attitude. That 
will bs at a G. m. t. of O5 hours OJ minutes. Do 
you copy? 

50 51 P Roger. 03:05, and we'll be in a tape dump attitude. 

3^ 50 57 CC Roger, '^e're coming up on LOS. 

54 50 59 P Roger. 

35 12 26 F Hey, Jim, babe. Are you sleeping? 

55 12 55 C What? 

35 12 55 P Did you go to sleep? 
35 12 37 c 



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I ■ild:.'t- triirxK y:;u wr-re. I le^. y ; versh.'.-t 

V:, miMite;; worth. I wa. i a^^? I-', '^r.^ t.here w&st;'t 

any rea:-- .;r. for you t j v--. ke up. 

Do yau think we're sleepltig t^o -u/h'- All we do is 
sleep. 

I think it's an eat period for mj-Gelf, but I think 
we should both eat aere. 

In fact, I got so hungry while you were asleep that 
I didn't food on either snack. 

Yes, as a matter of fact 

The n&tter of another meal. 

We got congratulations over Hawaii! Did you hear 
it? 

We passed the United Ste-tes space record. And we 
have got a very important tape dump at 03:05. I 

think it was over CSQ, and they wanted up for 

it. I asked them - I said, "Are you getting all of 
our timed taped dump?" They said, "Perfectly." I 
said, "Why can't we Just remain in drifting flight, 
powered down?" They said, "Stand "by." 
They came back and said that's what they wanted, so 
I said, "okay." 

NBC-1 is OFF now. M5C-2 and -5-1 J^'-^t turned 
tbos- OFF. I'm going to switch Biomedical recorders. 
I t„inK after this, we'll go ahead and let them run. 

Listen, let's leave yours 

Okay. 

You've been running yours like mad, and I haven't 

been running mine at all. 

Okay. Here we go. Switched back. 

100 hours on yoxirs 

We can't get a 100 hours on them, Jim. 

Mine has been OFF now for about 8 hours. 
Yes, t hours this time and k hours last time. 

You'll be asleep, too? 






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Well, we naver.'t l-een. It's been holcliiig right at 
9'4-0, I think it's up to now. 




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Okay, I'm going to 


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Right. 


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had a very important d'omp at liawaii. 


35 


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'ft'hat is so irr.portant about these dumps? 


55 


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56 


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You did; I just checked them a little while ago. 
Everything's holding up. 


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No. It's down to a little under 2. It's just 
ibout 2. 


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Yes, they're down to 5 now we've been 

running on one fan liow for a long time. Day 2 .... 
We are behind on our food 


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Right. I ju^t finished it. 


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That ohing real3y grabs me when it goes like 

that. 


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Have you got a good view of it out there? 


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To-'k. t-ho c .::r:l)lriat.i,jn of -.-^d .:h,:ts as we 
fjmp ■!') -)ver the HiTifi.laviir' '''/^L' t.-' s. 


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Took an weather pict'ore wher. we were in the 
vicinity of the tropical G*.orm rl'i. Frame '+9 ^-i 

Mrirrn^1*"#^ 7 The "*" "f — 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


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Gemini CSQ. Do you copy; 


55 


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CSQ, Gemini 


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Roger. Read you loud and clear. I have a CLA am 




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Also, Houston would like to know — have you com- 
pxeueo. your Jjeiba-o cocperimen u ; 


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iioger* we ve corTip±eL»eu. une u^o Xj^jer j.rncno« 
ready to copy. 


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Roger. Also be advised to leave both the Biomed 
recorders on for the remainder of the mission. 


55 




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Roger. We've used them a little on the sequence. 
I think ',/e'll leave no. 2 off for another 50 min- 
utes. 


55 




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Okay. 


55 




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cc 


Okay. I believe you've got Area 25-5- that 
affirmative? 


55 




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Say again. 


55 




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I say, I believe you have Area 25-5- 


55 




58 


c 


Negative. We do not. 


55 


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Okay. All the days will be the second day. I'll 



just give you the GMTRC times. Area 25-5: GI-tTRC 
05 51 l8. 8+1^. 16+55. Area 26-DELTA: AV 86. 
i+i^-9. 06 51 57. o8+it7- 15+05. 



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yy ^9 25 cc How's in, going': 

5 -^g 25 C Okay. 



55 ^9 27 CC Okay. Area 27-2: 96. 2+02- C« 27 55- 6+55- 

10+53. Area 28-2: AV 111. 2+20. 10 02 5^. lH-50. 

9+39. Area 29-2: Okay, this is a split AV. 

Forward 66. Aft 6I. 1+^. 1+17- GMTRC 11 57 05- 

5+45. oa+59. Area 2.h-Y>YlSZk\ AV 89. 

05 30. 11+05. Area 25-I3ELTA: 86. 1+14-9. 

05 19 09. 09+51. 26-BRAVO, Area 26-BRAVO: 

Split AV. 66 forward 104 aft. 1+1+8. &flO. 

07 40 28. 8+5!+. Area 27-nEIffA: 98. 2+29- 

08 27 5I1. Area 28, Area 28-BRAVO: Split AV. 
Forward 66. Aft 82. 1+1+6. 1+^2. 10 '+5 3I. 
11+05. 

That's it. 

Roger. What was the reverse bank on that? The 
UOO K on the last one? 

Okay. The last 1+ - the last 5, the CLA's do not 
have reverse bank times at this time- 
Roger. Are you ready for readback? 
Stand by. 
Area 26-nEUrA. 

Roger. Area 26-rEnrA: 86 AV. l+lj-9. 06 51 37- 

&fi+7. 15+05. 

Did you copy? 

Gemini, CSQ. Do you copy? 

Gemini \, CSQ. Do you copy? 

I just took pictures Frame 51 • • • • • 

I Just took Frame 52 on the Hasselblad Film Pack 

no. 7 high deck of clouds very sharp 

break The break is 

I've taken two pictures on the and I believe 
they are right along the inter- tropical convergence 
zone. There is a nice band of heavy cloud build- 
ups in a line approximately in line with the 

eq_uator. 

56 00 20 C Golly, really is out there . . ^ . . 

36 00 28 P I guess I'd better not. 

56 02 014- C Oh! I'm just about dry 



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Yes. 

Hfeybe they're dovn there computing very carefully 
vhether we can go for the extra hours. 



Go after that extra teea hours. 



You know, go after the 5-day - 
Oh, no! Ha! Ilal 

We got an extra load of food onhoard- 

we have fuel enough? 

How much QAiB we got? 7° - 60? 
No, 70 

We've got one more than we're supposed to have. 



dirty rascal ' 

We're supposed to have four per day for each guy. 



double "bags. 

meal bags 

You know better than that. Ha! Ha! You're just 
being unbearable. Ha, ha, ha! 



Kind of reminds me of a T-bird. Ha, ha! 

« ■ « a • 

Kind of reminds me of a T-bird, you know. Here I 
am 



We o\jght to try to see if we can see our water tank. 
Hey, here ' s our box. 
Right here 



Did you put a question nark by retros. 



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36 06 09 P I did, toe. 

36 06 15 C Okay. Now, right nov, daylight sure 

daylight. 

56 06 25 P Well, we're getting In dark. I can see dark here 

too, Jim. Let's see on one of these nights or days 
see what we can and can't see. 

^6 06 ho P These cinnamon toasts are all right. 

36 06 i<-9 P All right before. I don't think so - 

56 06 51 C I don't think so. 

56 06 51 P No, plain toast These are coated with 

something. 

C 

P Yes. Pretty good. It's all a function of how it's 
been 

C toast is all sqmshed 

56 07 06 P 

56 07 08 C Yes. I didn't 

36 07 12 P Pretty good, Jim. Try one, 

56 08 20 C Those are good. 

56 08 23 P Yes, very good. 

56 08 53 C 

56 08 35 P 

56 18 16 P Going to an extra exercise period — the second 

exercise period I've had that wasn't an official 
part of the flight. 

36 19 Ok P Okay. I did it for a count of 60. 

36 19 09 C Maybe I can 

36 19 12 P 

36 19 13 0 

36 19 30 P Well, I started out with 5 pencils and I've got 

3 left so - 

36 19 35 C I started out with 2 and have 1 left. I mean, I 

started out with 2 and I've got 2. 

36 19 k2 P Oh, yes. I put it there. 

36 19 ^5 C That's an opportmist 



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Well, l*:^!. Tie see. I don't k:, jW wb.etr.er pat mj' 
gloves or. jr not. How's everything look over there 
Not bad, huh? I believe I'll tr>' it without them. 
I'et me see. Where's the visor^ I think you handed 
it over to me, didn't you.' I'rc looking right at 
the Southern Cross. Very pretty. 


36 20 


27 


C 


I think I did, Ed. 


36 20 


28 


P 


I think you did, too. 


36 20 




P 


Do you want the movie camera? 


56 20 


57 


c 


Yes. 


56 21 




P 


Do you want the Y connectorj Now, I took this 
off the Haaselblad. It was fouling the nictuTes ut) 


36 21 


06 


c 


What was? 


56 21 


08 


p 


This was. 


36 21 


09 


c 




56 21 


09 


p 


Oh, the shutter wasn't dropping right. It was 
dropping delayed, reraeniber? 


36 21 


15 


c 




36 21 


18 


p 


No. Not that way, though- I had this pushed all 



the way down In. It was getting in there and stick- 
ing in there like this. So there's the "Y" connector 
if you want it. 



36 id. 


55 


c 




36 21 


42 


p 


I've got a noimal lens on it. 


36 21 


I46 


p 


We're running out of what? 


36 21 


lt8 


c 


Hasselblad pictures. 


36 21 


52 


p 


Still not more than we had bargained for? 


36 25 


21 


c 


Sure wish I knew how out water supply was doing 
back there. 


36 25 


25 


p 


I do too. 


56 23 


28 


c 




36 23 


37 


c 




% 25 


i+4 


p 


I don't think so. Do you? 


36 24 


04 


p 








Oc 




'fTivS y.^u see if y,-u ■an see, -.'in. 




1- 




Tiiat'Lj reully ne:^*! 




13 


r 


Njthir.g. Absolutely :iJL!ilng. 


36 2h 


21 




Maybe you can direct it better. 


56 2^ 


23 


C 




36 2U 


57 


c 




56 2U 




p 


No way of telling, huh? 


36 24 


47 


p 


I think the lens cover ' s got a couple of finger- 
marks on it. 


36 25 


15 


p 


liey, I never did find the sleeve cover. 


56 25 


25 


c 


I'm pretty sure 


56 25 


25 


p 


I think you did, too. I've always left it right 



there before, though, 



56 25 


49 


P 


Turn that big spotlight off. 




36 25 


57 


C 






56 26 


Qh 


C 


You really ought to be able to . . . 




36 26 


17 


P 


You see it over here toward me? 




36 26 


28 


P 


Yes, that we can be assured of. 




56 27 


09 


c 






36 27 


27 


p 


How about under me? See it under 


me anywhere? 


36 27 


35 


p 


I can reach in londer there. That 
I looked. 


's the first place 


56 27 


57 


c 






56 28 


01 


p 


That exercise eats you up in this 
not going to do that anymore. 


bunny suit. I'm 


36 28 


09 


c 






36 28 


12 


p 


V/hat do you mean? 




36 28 


15 


c 




36 28 


20 


p 


I don't know. 




36 28 


22 


c 






36 28 


25 


p 


I'll bet it is. What do you mean, 


, Jim? 


56 28 


26 


c 




desk? 



7, 


y 1 










.'fO 




I feel like i'r, up tt/ i'or s-^u 

/. j*ctics i'- t^if fopif^s 


I'vi'.'al ir. t}:e 




^ 1 


c 


Ha i Ha ! 




56 23 




P 


I feel lik.e one ji' the y^u r'j-.ow'. 




56 28 


52 


c 






56 29 


01 


p 






56 29 


oil 


c 






56 29 


07 


p 


No. Not unless we do something about 


the hatch. 


56 29 


16 


c 


through the hatch opening. 


going outside 


36 29 


21 


p 


That's right. 




56 29 


53 


p 


it didn't look as strange from outside as it 

did from inside, from 


36 29 


37 


c 


Yes. 




56 29 


57 


c 


I reached over here one time a picture of 

where I thought you were. 


36 29 


1+2 


p 


Oh, really? 




36 29 




c 


I don't know whether I got it. 




36 29 


47 


p 


Well, that lanyard — the shape of the spacecraft — 
it just kept me up here all the time. I'd go out 
here and tether dynamics would "bring me back up in 
here. And then I'd operate back this way. We 
didn't think of that when we designed that anchor 
point on there. 


36 30 


09 


c 


All of our preflight plan worked out. 


Didn't it? 


36 50 


16 


p 


What do you mean? 




36 30 


19 


c 


Ha! Ha! 




56 30 


22 


c 






36 50 


25 


p 


You have daylight out in front. 




36 30 


28 


p 


But go get over on your side. But my 
maneuver was done over on this side, 
me the first time I went up? 


first whole 
Did you see 


56 50 


35 


c 


I couldn 't . 





135 



56 30 


57 


P 


Did you see me - Was I out In front of you one time? 


56 30 


44 


C 


Yes. 


56 30 


45 


P 


Was that when I was yawing right — left a little hit? 


36 30 


49 


c 


Yes. 


36 30 


50 


p 


Shortly thereafter was when I ran out of fuel, wasn ' t 
it? 


36 30 


55 


c 


Yes. It didn't last very long. It really went In 
a hurry. 


56 30 




p 


Where did I use up all of niy time? 




J 1 


n 


X Clou \i icuow, louT vxiue or your xuexi 


56 31 


05 


P 


I was out there that long too, wasn't I? 


56 51 


06 


c 




56 51 


09 


p 


I heard him. I heard him when we finally went off 
VOX - "GET HIM INI" Hal Hal Hal Ha! Did you hear 
him? 


56 31 


20 


c 


Yes. I said, "Have you got any instructions for 
US?" "YEAH (TET THl " 




24 


p 


TTq t TTo I TTfi 1 UVt<-> TJn ca ^4■? UTaa +1^0-+- r*>i«'? T 4-Vi A-ki^U-l- 
it was Chris- 


5b 31 


3^ 


T5 

IT 


I think at that time I was standing on top of the 
spacecraft. No, I wasn't. I was out there. That 
was when I saw Cuba, wasn't It? 


56 32 


16 


C 


Hey, Edl 


56 32 


18 


P 


I'm trying. 


56 52 


£5 


P 


That cool It down. 


56 52 


51 


P 


I've got to sit down and tape more on that tape 
than I have 


3tD ^ti 






Have to get my and get a good on getting 

out of the spacecraft. What we need is a big space- 
craft with a hlg Inward opening hatch — just like 
they have on a submarine. 


36 35 


17 


c 


Port opening? 


56 55 


18 


P 


Yes, so that the pressure inside seals the hatch. 


56 55 


25 


c 




56 55 


28 


p 


No. You have to have a 


56 55 


59 


p 


This Is pretty 














1 1 


P 


Yes. 










56 55 


52 


r 


I think we've got to do something better. They've 
been trying all types of things — 


56 55 


59 


P 


Look at that thunder and lightning storm. 


56 


01 


C 




36 


02 


P 


Yes. 


56 5'* 




P 


I wonder where we are, Jim? 


56 5'+ 


08 


C 




ill 
56 54 


10 


"n 
r 


iiet me Jiist check these and then I'll go to sleep. 


56 5'+ 


1 k 
X4 




to get tired oi It. 


50 5^ 


xo 


p 

It 


uicay. 


56 Jiv 


22 


c 






23 


p 


You're right. I hate to go to sleep. 


36 Jlf 


40 


p 


Let's Just check what time those are and then we 
can find out where we were later. 


36 Jiv 




c 




36 3^ 


1 _ 


p 


Okay. 


36 3^ 


1 


c 




36 3^^ 




p 


Saw a great many thunderstorniB down below us. It 
looks like we're going approximately sraall-end- 
f orward and we 're upside down. Very, very heavy 
thunder and lightning activity. And the time is — 
what was that tlme^ Jim? 


56 55 


20 


c 


10 till h. 


56 35 


21 


p 


10 till U? 


56 55 


22 


c 


Right. 


56 55 


2l| 


p 


And I'm going to sleep. We're going blunt-end- 
forward because the stars are setting. 


56 57 


11 


c 


We're presently over the Arabian Peninsula at 04:15. 


36 57 


25 


c 


Taking pictures of some of the sand dimes down here. 


36 57 


35 


c 




36 58 


20 


p 


the recorder 



56 53 2U 


c 


OKay. 


57 l^i 05 


c 


That last picture I took was time, 


57 55 55 


cc 


Gemini 4, Gemini h. This is RKV CAP COM. 


57 5I+ 08 


cc 


Gemini k, Gemini 4. RKV CAP COM. 


57 5^ 21 


cc 


Gemini h, Gemini h. This is RKV CAP COM. 


57 5^^ 51 


cc 


Gemini h, Gemini k. RKV CAP COM. 


XT rJi "^Q 

57 5^ 5y 


p 


T^ncTf^-r RKV Gemini 4. Go ahead. 


^1 I?^ 


cc 


Roger. We have your oral temp. Pump up your blood 
pressure, please. 


57 55 51 


CC 


Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. ■ 


57 55 55 


c 


Go ahead, RKV CAP COM. 


57 55 56 


cc 


Roger. Would you give us the blood pressure please? 


57 55 52 


s 


Gemini h-, RKV Surgeon. Wovild you piunp it up a little 
more, please? 


57 55 58 


s 


I'll give you full-scale when you're there. 


57 56 15 


s 


RKV Sturgeon. Try It there. 


37 56 2h 


s 


Gemini k, this Is RKV Surgeon. You're getting a 
phased run-dovm on your blood pressure. Would you 
check your setting to be sure it's in? 


57 56 52 


s 


Roger Gemini k, this is RKV Surgeon. You are still 
not getting a good blood prassure but before you 
try It next time would you check your fitting and 
be sure you don't have some loose trash or Bonething 
inside the O-ring. 


37 57 10 


c 


This is Gemini h the blood pressure. 


57 57 20 




Roger. We got — we re gex-Tiing gooa DJ.ooa preBsixrcB 
from Ed, so keep trying it for a while. Could you 
go ahead and get your water and sleep rei>ort now, 
though. 


57 57 55 


c 


Okay last fovir hour period I got about 

an hours worth of sleep ..... 


57 58 oh 


s 


Roger. Did you say Meal D of the first day and 
Meal A of the second day? 


57 58 10 


c 


The second day Meal A of the second. 


57 58 25 


s 


RKV Surgeon. Roger. CAP COM has something for you. 



37 58 51 CC Roger. Have you checked your wet and dry bulb 

temperatures as of yet? 



57 y- 5.^ 


CC 


Ger:l:.i RKV. 


J7 ^1 


c 


Go ahead, RKV. 


57 ^+5 


CC 


Roger. t:ave you taken your wet and dry bulb temper- 
ature readings'^ 


57 58 


c 


Roger. We've been taking i-hem right along. 


2-7 t^O 


CC 


Roger. Could you give me a. read out? 


^■7 Pifl 


c 


^"•"wnfi one 


■^7 f^Q OA 


p 


1>rv bnlh between about 72 and 75. A little bit be- 
fore that they ran between 75 and 77. Wet bulb last 
group was between 57 s-nd 6I. Preceding group between 
60 and 65. Let me get you a relative humidity here. 


38 06 59 


c 


It's approximately 05:25, passing over South America. 
Whole series of thunderstorms down there that are 
bright enough to be actually shining up into the 
spacecraft. Very, very violent. 


58 19 05 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


58 19 18 


C 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini 


58 19 20 


CC 


Roger, Gemini h. Reading you loud and clear. Did 
you get your map update for revolution 25- 


58 19 26 


c 


Roger. It was 5*' West and 05:56. 


58 19 52 


CC 


Roger, 5 west 05:53. Did you get the S-6 experi- 
ment update? 


38 19 58 


c 


Negative. What did you have to say about that? 


58 19 ho 


CC 


Okay. Typhoon Babe is still off Formosa. You will- 
be over it at CJotOb. wea^ner aavises onere s a new 
storm area that you will be over at 06:13 G. ra. t. 
We'd like some pictures if you can get them. No 
fuel usage. Did you copy that? 


58 20 21 


CC 


Gemini h, this is Houston. Did you copy the S-6? 


58 20 57 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


58 21 02 


CC 


Gemini h, Gemini h. This is Houston. I will give 
you a 27-BRA.VO update if you can read. It is a 
split bum. Forward 76. Aft 9U. 2+07. I+58. 
09 12 06. 9+30. Did you copy? Over. 


58 21 !+l 


C 


Negative. Say it again please. 


58 21 i+5 


CC 


Roger. Area 27-EEtAVO: Split burn. Forward 76. 
Aft 9ii. 2+07. 1+58. 09 12 06. 9+30. Over. 



)8 22 17 C Roger. Conoid y '-i r\vr- vis ■'i. i ,/ i- 'ast dry a:ul 

wet b-olfc temperfi!.'irT« 'U your ^n: Wiii.y check? 

58 22 29 C Roger. I'hey wpro -ib'^it. 7") Kn.! ■ i,\it our humidity 

was around GO pe.n-fnl. 

^8 22 57 CC Roger. Cipied t.tiat. If yru 'fir:, get your left and 

right cabin wall temperaturpr. uclng t.he thermostat. 
Also, report on visible molsi-nr-e, if any, and is 
your blotting paper wet to the touch? Over. 

38 23 00 C Roger. The - I took the wall temperature quite some 

time ago in the left-hand food box and it was 75. 
The blotting paper is not wet to the touch, and 
there is no visible moisture. 

38 23 1^ CC Understand no moisture and not wet to the touch. 

Could you give me an estimate on the completion of 
your experiment:; D-0, S-6, and or roughly how 

much you've iinn*' 'n l.lutt? 

58 23 29 C We haveri'L l"'f*ti u\>\p \-> do uriyl.hiiiK with D-9 that 

WR,3 when wf louM if^'ord any d.-ii.i. We are going 

to We \'\ir S-6 we rieed one long pass 

over the Ifnited I'.l.al.eR to take a series of 35 pic- 
tures across the southwestern United States 

to point the spicf^i-raft down at the ground while we 
take a string of pi rl.ures. 

38 23 53 CC Understand you need one more pass on S-5 and you 

have a fair amount of S-6. Is that affirmative? 

38 2h 00 C We have a fair amount of S-6. We've had some 

scattered S-5 sightings pictures, but we need 

one run over the United States at least, and we'd 
like another one over the - over North Africa if 
we can work it in. 

58 2k Ik CC Understand. I copied that. For your target of op- 

■Dortunity on these experiments, we'd like to give 
them a priority of no. 1, S-5; no. 2, S-6; and 
no. 5, D-9, If possible. 

38 2k 35 C Roger, it's going to be pretty tough to get a D-9 

without any fuel. 

38 2k 39 CC That's affirmative. D-9 without any fuel. 

38 25 Ok CC Gemini k, that's all from Houston. We'll be stand- 
ing by. We have about 1 minute to LOS. 

58 27 00 C Arabian Peninsula 

















Aral Ui;. ■ '^riiro .1.1. ' : ! ■ ..' ■ -.e rlphr. 

tr.r ;'a^:r. the "ia-hle "...v r en ! r..: , 1:; iking oii:. 
*/ TV': r^,! ne oT^e '.iier'^. 


50 52 


xy 




t. ward, the Persi^'.r. Ch.ill 


59 05 






uernini oemlni ihis is i-Tjr.t. r; L/io^ tuy. »^e 
have Canton u:.de- We'll he c landing hy. Over. 


59 06 


26 


cc 


Gemini Gemini 'r. Houston CAT COM. Canton. 
Standing by. 


59 27 


52 


cc 


Gemini k, RKV CAP COM. 


59 28 


02 


cc 


Gemini U, PJC/ CAP COM. 


59 20 


T li 


re 


pckn-i-Tr-T rjxn/^ i^AT: r*r\?^.T 
^jSrain 1 -'f ^ i\r».v ^^/Vr U'JH. 


59 


1 "7 

-L 1 






59 28 


20 




ii'ifrer. .".;c y .-.i i-f^'iainrf. 


59 28 


25 


0 


I read ym louij triU clear, iiK.v. How me- 


59 28 


25 


CC 


Roger, you're coming in real good. We have an 
Apollo landmark for you. Are you prepared to covy'- 


59 28 


38 


c 


All I received was rtt '-re prepared to copy. Are we 
prepared to copy what? 


59 28 




cc 


Roger, it's an Apollo landnark. 


59 28 


50 


c 


Stand by a second. 


59 28 


58 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


59 29 


00 


cc 


Roger, it's Cairo in the 2btn rev. G. m. t. 07 lo 57- 
12 miles northwest, that is northwest of the track. 
Slant range 9^ nautical miles. 


59 29 


'+5 


cc 


Gemini h, do you copy? 


59 29 




c 


Roger, Cairo on the 26th rev. G. ra. t, O7 I8 57. 
12 nautical miles northwest of track. 90 miles 
slant range- 


59 29 


57 


cc 


That's affirmative. Our Surgeon would like to talk 
to you. 


59 50 


05 


s 


Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. 


59 5C 


01+ 


c 


Roger, RKV Surgeon. Go ahead. 


59 50 


07 


s 


Roger, I have a couple of q.uestions for you. First, 



ahout the hlood pressure. I don't want to hug you 
very much on it, but did ycu change the 0-ring? 



191 

-iQ ^0 17 C No I didn't. I looked at the 0-ring and I don't 

think it's the 0-ring. I think it's my I 

noticed when I got checked out the other morning 
just before launch, that they had a little trouble 

with it then. I the blood pressure moves. 

It looks like a problem with ray suit. Would you 
like for me to try to give you another one? 

-iO S Negative, there's no reason to do that right now. 

5^ ^ I Save some more questions for you. If you aren't 

doing anything towards the end of the pass, we could 
try it. 

59 50 it6 C Okay. 

0 50 S First, a couple of auestions on your general condl- 

^ tion. How restful do you think your sleep is. 

,Q .0 57 C Well, it's not very restful. This radio feeds 

' through Into the other helmet. he can hear it, 

not very loud, he's got his but he can hear 

all the radio transmissions and it keeps wak- 

ing you Up. 

59 51 15 S Roger, do you feel like you are dry or dehydrated? 

51 20 C No, possibly I did notice, oh, at the end of about 
^ the 6th or 7th pass, I drank quite a bit of water 
And got to feeling better. I've been eat- 
ing and drinking right along now so I don't feel 
dehydrated at all. 
^1 S Roger, your voice sounds a little dry to us down 
^ here and you do think you are getting enough water 
to drink now? 

,g ^1 h2 C Yes sir, I think I'm being dried out by the oxygen. " 

^ My nose did bleed after launch. 

,q 51 5lf S Roger. Jim, go ahead and keep pumping the water 

down because we have plenty aboard. 
59 52 00 C Well, I hate to run out, you know, after only 5 days. 

,o 32 Ok C Roger, White is drinking a good bit. I'm J^J^f 

5^ ^ to stirt on my meal B of the second day, and Ed's 

sleeping now and when he gets up, he's going to eat 

his. 

59 52 17 S Roger, if you have some time now you may give me a 

blood pressure. 

59 52 21 C Okay. 

59 52 5U S You are full-scale - Beautifull - That's a beautiful 

record, Jim. . . 



192 

26 S Gemini EKV Surgeon. Tlmt's a good record. We 

-^-^ '^-'^ have a good blood pressure on you. 

59 53 51 C Okay, very good. I think I give you a good one 

every third or fourth time. 

59 55 37 ^ Good average. 

^3 S Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. We have nothing else. We'll 

stand "by for your comments if you have any. 

IvQ C Roger. I think I'll I imagine we're powering 

^ at the end of k days, "besides from that we're 

in pretty good shape right now. 



(CARNARVON KEM)TED) 



39 52 55 CC Gemini 1+, Gemini \, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 
39 53 09 CC Gemini 1^, Gemini Houston CAP COM. Over. 
39 53 15 C , this is Gemini h. 

59 55 18 CC Roger, Gemini 1^, I'd like to explain this split-bum 

to you. Over. 

"55 57 CC Gemini h, Gemini 1^, anytime your 0AM5 bum is greater 
than 120 ft/sec, we will give you a split-burn, 
81^ feet out of the forward thrusters and the balance 
out of the aft thrusters. Do you understand? Over. 

^0 0^ C Okay, anytime OAMS is greater than 120 ft /sec, I am 

^ going to get - 81^ out of the forward and the rest 

out of the aft. 

10 CC Roger, you got it, Jim, We will be standing by at 
^ all of these remote sites. I'll just give you a 

call and say, "Standing by" and if you get lonesome 
and you have any comments, you can come on up, and 
we have a few personal messages here from the doctor. 
Over. 

39 514- 28 C Okay. 

55 S Gemini this is Houston Surgeon. I have a message 

for the Command Pilot. Little Leage score: the 
Hawks, 5; the Pelicans, 2> and Mike 1. 

39 55 01 3 Gemini this is Houston Surgeon. Do you read? 

39 55 05 C I sure do. 

59 55 05 S Did you copy the score for the Hawk-Pelican game? 



59 55 10 C Boy, did I ever I 

59 55 12 S Roger, a message for the Pilot. The Dodgers 11, the 

Yankees 10, and Eddie had 1 for 5. 

59 55 22 C Okay, he's sleeping right now, hut I'll tell him 

when he wakes up. 

59 55 26 S Roger, you can also advise him that his wife re- 

ceived the flowers and sY : forgot to tell him that 
today when she was on air-to-ground- 

39 55 35 C Okay. 

39 55 37 S Houston Surgeon out. 

59 55 59 CC Jim, this is CAP COM. You also might tel.! the Pilot 

when he wakes up that Jim's here, and he's going to 
give him one more chance to change seats with him. 

59 55 lt8 C Ha! 

39 55 5^ S Hey, Jim, this is Shakey, the Assistant Surgeon. 

How's the waste management coming along? 

39 55 58 C ..... I want to know whose heart rate was the high- 

est the other day. 

39 56 06 3 Hey, Jamea. This is Sheikoy, the As Blatant Surgeon. 

Hov'b the waste nanagement coming along? 

39 56 12 C Hey, listen, the only free water we've got in herj 

is every time we've tried to uie that urine Bystem. 

39 36 31 CC Now have fun, Oeminl k, and as I say, anytime you 

get lonesome we'll standing by at a remote site. 

39 56 38 C Okay. 

39 57 00 CC Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. The Astros heat the 

Cardinals 5-2. 

39 57 05 C Roger, what was that score - what was that score of 

that geune that Eddie White played in? 

59 57 H CO Roger, the score in the game that Eddie White is 

Dodgers 11, Yankees 10, Eddie's batting was 1 for 3. 

59 57 27 C now we'll keep quiet. 

IjO 00 22 P I can see a black fire down on the desert. You can 

see right down to the very source where it ' s coming 
from, 1 couldn't see exactly what it was, but it 
made a very, very distinct mark on the ground. I've 
taken several S-5 terrain pictures as we crossed the 
desert at 07:17. Feels like we've got a failure in 
magazine no. 7. It feels like one of the dogs isn't 



ko 09 55 

ho 12 56 
1+0 12 58 
ho 12 i^2 
Uo 12 
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catching down on the film or the film's balling up. 
I don't know. I don't believe we'll get much out 
of it. 

Just took up through Frame 29 on the Hasselblad on 
a run across North Africa and Arabia. Now, I guess 
we're over Iran 

What? 

How did you get it over there? 

Shoot! I was afraid to turn it. I was sure I was 

to the stop. 

found out 

The lens is crapped out on this one screwed 

up on that one The sextant is screwed up. 

The 16-nnn camera doesn't run but about half the 
time. I may go to sleep now. 

What? 



Taken many pictures with the camera? 
Not too many. No. Maybe I ought to start concen- 
trating on it. 
I just wondered 

No, I haven't taken very many. Have you? 
I want to start working on 

Come on! Go to sleep! Listen, you'll be awake in 
an hour. You'll have 5 hours or 6 hours to sit 
around and play with that camera. Now, put it down 
and go to bed! 



Go aheadj RKV, Gemini h. 

Roger, we're expecting a Type 1 pass on you this 
time. 

Roger, I'll hurry up 

Okay, he's still asleep - 

Don't bother to wake him. Do not bother to awaken 
the Pilot. 




hi 01 55 


C 


Say again. 


^1 01 55 


CC 


Do not bother to awaken him for us. We'll wait off 
until later on. 


41 02 00 


C 


Roger 20 minutes. 


kl OP 10 

H-_L vfc -i-^ 


c 


Do you want a temperature and blood pressure? 


kl 02 23 


CC 


Roger, Gemini 4. Stand by a second. We'll check 
with the Cape and see what they want here. 


kX 02 50 


CC 


Gemini 4, RKV. Negative on the Type 1 on the Com- 
mand Pilot. 


Ivl 05 04 


CC 


Did you copy? 


4i 05 06 • 


c 


Roger. You don't want a Type 1 test on the Ccranand 
Pilot. 


kl 03 10 


CC 


That's negative. 


kl 05 15 


cc 


We'll stand by on this one. 


kl 0^ 15 


c 


Okay 

CANARY ISLANDS 


ifl 25 08 


CC 


Gemini 4, Canary Islands CAP COM. 


kl 25 15 

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c 


Go ahead, Canary. Gemini 4. 


kl 2^^ l^- 


CC 


Roger. Stand by to copy Apollo Landmark update. 


41 25 19 


c 


Okay. Stand by. 


41 25 40 


cc 


Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. 


41 25 43 


c 


Roger. 


41 25 45 


CC 


Are you ready? 


41 25 4? 


c 


Just a second. 


41 25 52 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


4l 23 5^ 


cc 


Roger. Rev 27, Apollo Landnark 15: 08 52 59- 
46 miles south. 


4l 24 18 


c 


Roger. Apollo Landmark no. 15: Rev 2?. 08 52 59- 
46 miles south. 


41 24 26 


CC 


Roger. Your systems look good from here. Stand by 
We want you to wake the Pilot up. We will run an 
Aero-Msd lass One on this pass. 



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kl 2h 37 C Roger. We just got him up. 

hi 2h 59 CC Okay. Stand for my Surgeon on UHF. 

4l 2h l^-5 S Pilot. This is Canary Surgeon. Would you pump up 

your hlood pressure cuff? 

1^1 2k 55 C He just put the thermometer in his mouth and he's 

getting the cuff out. 

Ifl 2h 59 S Gemini k, you need not take oral temperature. We 

will not have time. We will dispense with that. 
Proceed and pump up your blood pressure cuff. 

1^1 25 08 C Okay. 

i+1 25 25 C Canary, is this Apollo Landmark Investigation to he 

done with or without fuel? 

kl 25 56 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

kl 25 1^1 S Gemini k, Canary Surgeon. Do you read? 

1+1 26 16 S Gemini k, Canary Surgeon. 

1+1 26 lb C Go ahead, Canary Surgeon. Gemini k. 

kl 26 20 S Your blood pressure was received. Begin exercise 

on your mark. 

1+1 26 56 S Gemini ^4-, Canary Surgeon. 

1+1 26 38 C MARK! 

1+1 26 1+1 C Did you get my mark? 

1+1 26 1+2 S Check. We received your mark. 

1+1 26 1+5 C Okay. 

1+1 27 ll+ C We're sending the blood pressure now. 

1+1 27 20 S Gemini i+, Canary Surgeon. Your cuff is full. Have 

you completed your exercise? 

1+1 27 26 C Roger. 

1+1 27 06 S Gemini 1+, Canary Surgeon. Your blood pressure has 

been received. May I have your food, water, and 
rest status? 

1+1 27 17 P Roger, Gemini 1+. I just got up from a long 

nap. I had a 1+ 1/2 hour nap. Out of that time, I 
probably had 5 1/2 hours of sleep. I've had, since 
I got up, 5 swallows of water. I finished my - 
before I went to bed I had Meal A of day 2, and I'm 
getting ready to eat Meal B of day 2. 



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1^3. 27 52 S Very good. I will return you to CAP COM. Canary 

Surgeon out. 

Ill 27 56 P Roger. 

1,1 27 58 CC Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. We're at LOS. Do you 

have anything more? 

lii 28 01 C Roger. I'd like to know if that Apollo landmark 

Investigation is going to he done without fuel. 

1^1 28 08 CC Roger. 

1+1 28 12 CC Flight says without fuel, 
l+l 2B ik- C Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

k2 35 58 CC . Gemini k, Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 
k2 56 21 CC Gemini h, Gemini RKV CAP COM. 
k2 36 26 P ^) Gemini 

Iv2 56 50 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear. How me? 

h2 56 32 P Roger. Read you loud and clear. 

1+2 36 3k- CC Roger. I have some Apollo updates for you. 

k2 56 39 P Roger. Stand "by one, please. 

1+2 56 ll-l CC Roger. 

1+2 37 05 P Okay. Go ahead with the updates. 

1^2 ^7 07 CC Roger. Apollo Landjmrk closest approach: Rev 28, 

^2 5f no? 11: G.m.t. 10 I6 51- 28 miles south, no. 12: 

G.m.t. 10 21 50. 6 miles south, no. I5: 
G.m.t. 10 25 30. 1.5 miles north, no. 18: 
10 30 15. 28 miles north. No attitude control 
will be used for these maneuvers. 

1+2 58 08 P Roger, understand - no attitude control. Would you 

read the first one over? The first 

1+2 38 15 CC Roger, the first one was on number 11 and the G.m.t. 

was 10 16 51. 28 miles south. 

1+2 38 33 P Roger, understand. I got four updates. Is that 

cori-ect? 

1+2 38 1+0 CC lliat is affirmative. Four updates. 



k2 58 P Roger, be advised the Cor-.mnnd Pilot has started 

the sleep cycle and I just finished 

h2 38 58 CC Roger, everything looks jro-.c^ fr<.m rlown here, 
if 2 ho 01 P Right. 

k-2 ho 05 CC Gemini h, we'll have LOS in about 1 minute here. 

Do you have anything? 

k2 ho 10 P Negative, Gemini h. And be advised on the D-9 of 

the Apollo Landmarks. Don't have any attitude 
aroimd that would permit getting very much on them. 

h2 ho 21 CC Roger, we imderstand on that. That's okay. 
;i2 ifO 2U P 

1+2 ho 50 CC Flight advises that on numbers 12 and I3 you can 

use fuel sparingly. Do you copy? 

h2 ho 59 P Rof^er, on numbers 12 and 15 I Mse fuel sparingly. 

Rof^er. 

h2 hi 05 CC Roaer. Ron;er. 

CAHARY ISLAMDS 

h2 57 2h CC Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. 
h2 57 29 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini h. 

h2 57 31 CC Roger, your systems look green. 

h2 57 3h C Roger, understand, systems green. Thank you. They, 

look good up here. 

h2 58 01 CC Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. Is your Quantity Switch 

in the READ position? 

h2 58 05 C That's affirmative. I'll turn it off now. 

h2 58 10 CC Roger, it's off. 

1+5 00 29 CC Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. Have you powered your 

ACME power supply? 

1+5 00 5I+ C Affirmative. 

1^.5 51 1+1+ CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. Standing by. 

1+3 32 00 CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

1+3 32 02 P This is Gemini h. Go ahead. 



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li-5 52 05 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear. Can you give me a 

little info on how your control went over North 
Africa, and how much pulsing did you do? 

43 52 12 P Roger, we used Pulse Control in a minimum amount; 

the target of number 12 was c^bs cured hy clouds; I 
had the time and location pretty well squared away. 
I could have tracked if I could have seen the tar- 
get, I believe. Target number I3, it was In the 
clear, and I was able to pick up the city of 

Alexandria. The airport I think I but I 

haven't been able to put my attention on looking 
for the airport. I could have spotted the airport. 
I went ahead and operated the camera and took some 
pictures as I passed over it. The location of the 
target from the data called up was satisfactory. 

52 58 . CC Roger, what time did you turn your ACME power sup- 
ply off? 

14.3 33 01 P Roger. I turned my ACME power supply off, I would 

estimate at about 35- 

^3 35 09 CC Roger, understand. Are you ready to copy a group 

of PIA, CLA, updates? 

^3 33 15 ^ Roger, go ahead. 

l^3 33 16 CC 30-1: 109. 13 00 13. ^52. 9*-^o. 31-1: 

81^ aft will be k2. 2i-20. 9^3^. ik 3k 22. 3+5^- 
94-18. 32-lt Sh- aft will be 56. 2+20. 1+11, 

16 08 16. 3+05. 8+53. 53-lJ 8it aft will be 68. 
2+20. 1+27. 17 42 15. &1-37- ^^9' 29-BRAVO: 
84. 50 aft. 2+20. 1+03, 02 16 35. 12+08. 
30-BRAVO: 120. 2+32. 13 50 19. 12+29. 5^-^: 
120. 2+-32. 20 29 Ok. 3+35- &+-55. 51-BRAVO: 

95. 2+01. 15 30 09. 11+48. 32-BRAVO: 86, 1+50. 

17 05 01. 10+40. 33-BRAVO: 84. I+47. I8 36 28. 
lCH-01. Over. 

Roger. I got them all except for one quantity 35-1 
the aft AV. 

Aft AV 68. 

Roger, 68. You are getting pretty sharp calling 
these up. 

Okay, very good. You're looking good here. 
Roger, everything is great. 

You don't have a new map update for me, do you? 



43 37 09 


P 


45 57 17 


CC 


43 57 18 


P 


43 57 21 


CC 


43 37 25 


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^5 57 


38 


CC 


Not at this time. You'll get one as you come along. 


^3 37 


41 


P 


Roger. I'll be looking for antither one. 


45 37 


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43 37 


45 


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l^U 18 


20 


CC 


and that will be the end of the 29th rev. 


kk 18 


23 


p 


Roger. Understand. Ascending node, 119^, 12 57 00. 
29th Rev. 


1^1^ 18 


35 


CC 


Roger. We'd like your Quantity Read Switch ON, and 
we'd like an onboard mass quantity readout, please. 




4^ 


p 


Roger. The Quantity Switch is ON. Repeat your last 
request. You were coming garbled. 


18 


48 


CC 


Roger. We'd like an onboard quantity readout, please. 


44 XO 


Rk 


p 


R/^j-TO-r* All on"hofl r*!^ miAn1"T'l"V T*f*nrli jilt- T'ffl ff^'h't'fncf 

50 1/2 percent. 


hh 19 


06 


CC 


Roger, understand. You said J>0 1/2 percent. Is 

that correct? 


ii4 19 


12 


p 


That ' s affirmative. 


kk 19 


12 


CC 


Okay. 


kk 19 


14 


p 


It's good visual acuity. 


44 19 


28 


p 


Roger. Everything's GO up here. The Command Pilot's 
having a pretty good sleep right now 


kk 20 


15 


CC 


Gemini 4, this is Houston. That's all we have for 
the present. We'll just be standing by. 

CANARY ISLANDS 


kk 31 


03 


CC 


Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. 


kk 51 


32 


p 


Canary, Gemini 4. 


kk 31 


33 


CC 


Roger, Gemini 4. Read you loud and clear. You 
look green from here. 


44 31 


38 


p 


Roger. Everything's GG in the spacecraft. Looking 
good. The Command Pilot's asleep right now. 


44 31 


59 


CC 


Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. What is your primary 0^ 
tank pressure? 


44 52 


07 


p 


Roger. Primary 0^ tank pressiore is 950. 




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kk 52 




CC 


You say 95O? 


hk 52 


16 


P 


That's affirmative. Just a little under. 
CARNARVON 


1^5 Ok 


18 


CC 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


Oh 


37 


CC 


Gemini hy Carnarvon CAP CO>L 


1+5 oh 


Ul 


p 


All right. Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini ^r. 


h^ oh 




CC 


Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. 
What's your status? 


ij-5 oh 




p 


Roger. The status is GO up here and everything's 
looking good. 


h^ Oh 


50 


CC 


Roger. Have either of you used the fecal collection 
devices yet? 


h^ oh 


55 


p 


Negative, hut it won't he long. 


ii-5 oh 


57 


CC 


Roger. Understand. 




59 


p 


Roger. One thing you might check on, we've had a 
little Do you want to take a reading on that? 




1I+ 


CC 


Okay. We'll take a check here on the ground. Stand 
by. 


45 05 


18 


p 


Coming down at you in about 5 or 10 seconds. 


45 05 


51 


p 


Coming on now. 


45 05 


39 


CC 


It's — 29 percent here on the grottnd. 


45 05 


46 


p 


Roger. We're reading the pressure now at 3O, Thank 

VOU- 


1^5 05 


hi 


CC 










Okay. We're just standing hy here for you if you 
need anything. 


»i5 06 


05 


P 


Negative, everything's pretty good. 


1^5 06 


07 


CC 


Roger. 




1+2 


CC 


Gemini h, Gemini h. This is Houston CAP COM. Over. 




06 


CC 


Gemini h, Gemini h. This is Houston CAP COM. Over. 


45 W 


28 


CC 


Gemini h, Gemini If. Hoiaston CAP COM. Over. 


^ 




CC 


Gemini h, Gemini h. Houston CAP COM. Over. 




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1+5 ^ 55 P Houston C.aj COM, Gemini 4. 

45 1*6 56 S Roger. We are receiving your oral temp. We would 

like your Quantity Read Switch ON throughout the 
States pass. Over. 

1+9 12 CC This is Houston CAP COM. You can commence your 
blood pressure at this time, and I'm turning you 
over to Aero-Nfed. Over. 

45 1+9 25 S Gemini k, this is Houston Surgeon. We have your 

oral temperature. You can send hlood pressure now. 
1+5 1+9 1*8 S Your cuff is full-scale. 

1+5 50 1+5 S Blood pressure is , Gemini k. Start exercise 

on your mark. 

1+5 50 51 P On your mark. 

1+5 52 05 S Blood pressure is received. Standing by for your 

food and water report. We have your feces report 
from Canaries at 09:06 Zulu. 

1+5 52 11 P Roger. I understand. I have com!pleted the second 

meal. I've had approximately 6 swallows of water. 
I've also had a good use of the defecation bag, and 
everything is in good shape. 

1+5 ^9 53 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Put your Quantity Read 

Switch ON and leave it ON until I tell you. Over. 

1+5 53 01 P Roger. Will do. 

1+5 52 03 CC Roger. I have some Flight Plan updates. Are you 

ready to copy? 

1+5 53 19 CC C-eraini 1+, Houston CAP COM. Are you ready to copy 

Flight Flan updates? Over. 

1+5 53 2i+ P Wait 1, please. 

1+5 53 ^1 C Okay, Houston, go ahead. Gemini 1+. 

i+5 55 ^ CC a g.e.t. of 1+7+00 delete. Translation 2-Alpha. 

Horizon Scan Mode Set Clieck, and Horizon Scan 
Thruster Plume Check. 

1+5 Ih CC Gemini 1+, at a g.e.t. of 1+7+00 minutes insert Ex- 
periment D-9, Run 1. At G.m.t. of II+ 1I+ 00 with 
0AM3. I say again, with OAJB, 




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3k kg 


C 


This is Gemini 4 here. Understand at an elapsed 
time of about 1+7 hours you want to delete transla- 
tion 2-Alpha, Horizon Scan Mode Set Check, and Hori 
zon Scan Thruster Plume Check, and insert 
Run 1 at II+ li+ 00 with OAKS. 


45 55 11 


CC 


That is affirmative, Gemini h. Also concerning 
Experiment NBC-1, we would like you to turn your 
ACQ Aid Beacon OFF for a ■neriod of about "5 Tm'mi+*»c: 
during the period of your MSC-1 Experiment. Recom- 
mend you do this between Kano and Carnar-Ton this 
pass. Over. 


kc; EC =7 


c 


xxw^ci . uuLLtri £> uciuu. you wanij iviov.— ± iiixperinisiix» goinc 
to ACQ Aid Beacon turned OFF for 5 minutes. 

BERMUDA 


if5 56 11 


cc 


That's affirmative, Gemini 1+. They want about 
5 minutes of this experiment with the ACQ Aid 
Beacon OFF when there are no UHF transmissions. 


^<-5 56 22 


c 


Do you want rae to go to REAL TIME-DELAYED TIME or 
do you want me to turn OFF the ACQ Aid with the 
circuit breaker? 


45 56 28 


cc 


Roger. Use the circuit breaker. 


JiCJ P^^^ TEA 

4p 5^ 




UKay. 


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Gemini 1+, Houston. We'd like a repeat of your food 
and water report. 


he: czfl IrO 
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P 


rrom une -rij.00, or ao you want to do one irom me? 


Jf5 56 lf5 


CC 


That's from the Pilot, please. 


1+5 56 55 


p 


Roger. This is the Pilot. About 3 hours ago, I 
naa Meai d, day 2. I had about 4 or 5 swallows of 
water. I had a successful yes on defecation bag. 


^5 57 12 


cc 


Roger, Gemini k. 


^5 57 19 


c 


Houston, this is Gemini h. I Just got up. Where 
are we? What station are we passing over right now? 


45 57 28 


cc 


Roger. We have you Bermuda right now. You just 
passed through Texas and Canaveral (Kennedy), 


1+5 57 52 


c 


Roger. 


1+5 57 3^ 


cc 


Good morning, Jim. How do you feel? 




1^5 57 57 


c 


Oh, pretty good. 


1+5 57 59 


cc 


Sound great. 


14-5 57 1<-1 


c 


Thank you. How are you? 


45 57 U4 


cc 


Had a good night ' s sleep. 


1+5 57 ^7 


c 


I got a little more sleep this time than I have in 
the past. 


1+5 57 1+9 


cc 


How about that plxjg in your throat there. Have 
you taken that out when you were sleeping? 


1+5 58 01 


c 


Oh. Negative, I didn't disconnect iny radio. I 
left it on. 


1+5 58 05 


cc 


Did it bother you at all? 


1+5 58 08 


c 


It has been up till now, but this time I guess I 
was pretty tired, and I slept without It. 


1+5 58 15 


cc 


Very good Gemini 1+, Houston, You can turn 

your Qioantity Read Switch OFF now. 


1+5 58 50 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Houston CAP COM. You can turn yovir 
Quantitv Read Switch OFF, 


1+5 58 5I+ 

-r^ ^-r 


c 


Rocer . it ' s OFF. 


1+5 58 58 


cc 


Rocrer, vou're lookinar cood h*»T*p TTavp a crorVi Aq-v 


1+5 58 1+1 


c 


Roger. 


1+5 59 12 


cc 


Gemini If, this is Houston CAP COM. We have your 
Og tank pressures around 970. 


1+5 59 21 


c 


Okay. We're reading about 96O. We'll dump 


1+5 59 25 


cc 


Okay . Understand. 


*tO U]^ -LVJ 




"uen WHO tms going UJM t 


1+6 05 15 


c 


Cabin temperatiire is going ON at 15:22. 
CANARY ISLANDS 


1+6 05 29 


cc 


Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. 


1+6 05 31 


c 


Go ahead, Canary, Gemini 1+. 



k6 05 5I+ cc Roger. Request that you use the Cabin Recheck Valve 

instead of 0^ High Rate. Also, be advised that 

Houston says do not relieve throi::^ the cabin if you 
can avoid it. 



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lt6 05 5^ C We don't need a push. 

46 05 514- C We don't have any other place to put the oxygen 

except in the cabin. We've just finished doing it 

to the High Rate. We got the ECS 0^ pressure 

down to 910. 

1+6 06 02 CC Roger. They were warning you to avoid relieving 

through the cabin area. 

k6 06 06 C Og pressure down to 9IO. 

U6 06 09 CC Roger. I understand 910. 

1+6 06 10 C Can you tell me why they want to vise the Repress 

Instead of the 0^ High Rate? Where else would we 

put the oxygen? 

U6 06 20 CC Roger. 

k6 06 2h P Ji% we're not 

46 06 30 C Well, he said that in order to get NBC-1 they wanted 

the ACQ Aid Beacon OFF for 5 minutes. You know, 
you were going to leave — to do some ECS on and 
off thruster. 

It6 06 41 P Okay. 

46 06 50 P Cabin temperature comes ON at — I put it ON alresidy. 

46 06 53 C I don't know 

46 06 58 C 

46 07 03 CC Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. 
46 07 05 C Go ahead. 

46 07 07 CC Roger. The reason for using the Repress was to 

avoid turning off your fans and to cut down on your 
noise level in your cabin. 

46 07 17 C Okay. 

46 07 20 CC They meant do not relieve overboard if you can avoid 

it. 

46 07 26 C Oh, don't , they don't want to vent the ECS 0^ 

tank overboard directly. They want to vent it over- 
board through the cabin. Is that it? 

46 07 34 CC They don't want to avoid overboard at all if possible. 

46 07 56 C Roger, I know it. 



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kC 07 52 CC Okay. Yoiir 0^ usage for the last 2h hovrs - cor- 
rection - over the last 2 or 5 hoiars has been 
25 percent higher than normal. 

ii^ 08 00 C Roger. Our cabin's been holding all right. There 

really doesn't seem to be much we can do about that. 
That tank pressiire goes up and that is Just about 
all there is to it. We're actually venting oxygen 
overboard that we don't need to. 

1+6 08 ih CC Roger. 

^ 08 19 C How is our 0^ consumption? I've been plotting It 

and it looks like we're in reasonably good shape. 

46 08 1+0 P It doesn't really call out for ray time hack 

46 08 1+1+ C Okay. 

46 08 50 P get a drink of something. 

46 08 52 C I'm thirsty, 

46 08 56 CC Your rate even at your present rate - you have 5 or 

10 hours more than you need plus secondary 0^ . 

46 09 03 C Okay, i"ine. Thank you. 

^ 09 07 C And I'll try to take your advice and not vent any 

overboard, but I Just don't know how I'm going to 
do that. 

46 09 12 CC Roger, we \anderstand. 

46 10 00 P You know, it's going to be tough getting l4 

recording 

46 10 05 C Aw, hell no. 

46 10 07 C ACQ Aid Beacon is going OFF at 15:42. 



CAEHARVON 

46 58 18 CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

46 38 4l CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

46 58 56 CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. Over. 

46 58 59 C All right, Carnarvon. Gemini 4. 

46 39 01 CC Roger, what's your status? 

46 59 05 C We're in good shape. 




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k6 59 oh CC Roger. You're looking real good here on the ground. 

I'd like a few readouts from you. 

1+^ 39 10 C Okay. 

1+^ 55 11 CC I'd like OAMB source helium temp, presevire, and 

propel 1 ant quantity. 

^ 59 55 ^ Propellant quantity — I have ahout 6l percent re- 

maining. It fluctxoates a little "between there and 
about 65- 

1^5 35 lj.5 CC Roger. How about your helium temp and helium pres- 
sure? OAMS source helium tenip and source 
helium pressure. 

k6 ho Ok P The helium temperature is 58 and the pressure is 

xmder 2000. 

h6 ho 12 CC You say a little under what? 

1*6 1^0 15 C 

h6 ho 16 CC Roger. 

1^6 ItO 56 CC Okay, we're standing by here on the ground if you 

need anything. 

46 JU) 57 C We're prejjarlng to do Experiment D-9, and we probably 

won't have any transmissions for you. 

h6 hi CC Okay. Very good. 

1*6 58 40 CC Go ahead. 

46 58 4-3 P We are - xrting the first run of Apollo. We have 

D-9, Ru 

46 58 45 P We haven ^ picked up Antares, yet. I guess we have 

5 minutes to do so, though. 

46 58 52 P Antares. 

46 59 04 C . 

46 59 12 P 

46 59 26 C Looks to me like we're a little this Flight 

Plan. 

46 59 35 P Is that Antares coming up there nov? 

47 00 l4 P yawed too far to the left. 

47 00 16 C What? 

47 00 17 P Corona Australls is coming up. 

47 00 45 C 



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14-7 01 36 


C 


Yes, how's the horizon look? 


14-7 01 1+1 


P 


^fy horizon's real good. 


h-J 01 If8 


P 


Just coming in. 


i+7 01 51 


P 


High? ..... up? 


i+7 01 52 


C 


Straight up above. 


1+7 01 55 


P 


Okay. Stand by. 


i|-7 01 56 


c 


Yes, I know. I don't know how they expect us to 
sight 


ll-7 02 02 


p 


Shucks. 


1+7 02 07 


p 


It's an awf^olly high one to give \is. 


1+7 02 12 


p 




1+7 02 15 


c 




1+7 02 17 


c 


Okay, now you ought to be able to see something 
without any trouble. 


1+7 02 26 


p 


The sky? 


1+7 02 36 


p 


come on, yet. 


1+7 02 38 


c 


Southern Cross star chart. We ought to 

be able to see that. 


1+7 02 1+8 

* 


p 




1+7 03 0I+ 


p 


I think I see Antares. I can never get down — not 
in my view. 


1+7 05 1I+ 


p 




1+7 05 1I+ 


p 


Clear at the top of n^y window. 


1+7 03 19 


c 


Yes 


1+7 05 21 


p 


I can't possibly — I can't get this down underneath 
far enough. There, hold on. 


1+7 05 31 


c 





L 



h-j 05 k& 


P 


Way up too high for roe. 


ii-7 05 50 


C 


Too high? 


hi m "s? 


P 


Yes, way too high. I can't poisslbly get it unless 
you pitch up to it and yaw back down. 


1^7 OU 02 


P 


No, - yes, but we didn't get it. I've got Gemini 
coming up now. No, that's not Gemini, tnat's part 
of the Southern Cross. 


I1.7 Qk ig 


P 


No, it crossed right through — high- 


1^7 cA- 26 


P 


Yes, I saw it go across the very top of my window. 
Is that where it was on yours? 


14-7 o4 58 


c 


Right now, you're not even seeing 


1+7 01+ 1+5 


p 


Okay, now I think it's coming where I can see it. 


1+7 0I+ 57 


c 


You've got to have a whole segment 


1+7 05 07 


c 


I can take a sighting on it now 


1+7 05 


p 


Yes, I got a sighting from it. 


1+7 05 16 


c 


Did you? 


1+7 05 17 


p 


Yes. 


1+7 05 52 


c 




lj.7 ns RP 


p 


Roll to the right. 


1+7 0*^ SP 


c 




1+7 05 57 


p 


Huh? 


1+7 05 57 


c 




1+7 06 02 


p 


Yes, roll it. 


1+7 eft Cfl 


p 


Yes, the horizon is gone and I The star's 

too high with respect to the horizon. 




c 


I know it way, way, way too early. 


li.7 Ofi 14.^ 


p 


You got to put in? 


) 1 T AT A<J 
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..... L1.U. X1J.C^ V J. C lit. 


1+7 07 19 


P 


Hey, I thOTjght I 


1+7 07 2l+ 


P 


I'll get the 


1+7 07 28 


c 


be perpendicular unless we wait till it gets 

down lower. 


1+7 07 1+5 


c 




1+7 07 50 


c 


Get back up 



kj 07 52 


p 
± 




1+7 08 38 


P 


It s gone out the top oi my wmaow now, jiin. ± ve 




got too much horizon. 


14-7 08 h3 


P 


Yes, that s just too Dig an angle in linere. 


47 08 50 


r 


0 ULlXj^ i X^ilv LIVJW ..... 


14^7 09 02 






1+7 09 28 


r 


Pan voTi -roll it +0 the left a little bit; I have 




too much horizon now. 


47 09 28 


C 


That's what I think. How about rolling it just 




horizontal? 


k" 09 50 


P 


Oh, boy, there goriS all the "0" rings. 


1^7 09 57 


c 


Okay. 


i4-7 10 02 


c 


I can't get the horizon. 


k-j 10 oU 


p 


Okay. 


1^7 10 33 


c 


How are you? 


1^7 10 58 


c 


I can't star. 


47 10 52 


p 


The horizon's gone now. 


U7 10 55 


c 


When? 


1+7 10 56 


p 


I don't have a horizon anymore. 


147 10 58 


c 


Disappeared. 


if7 10 59 


p 


Yes. 


if7 11 02 


c 


Same here with me. 1 don t Know wneoner x m up, 




down, sideways, or anything else. I like to at 
least know the orientation. 


1+7 11 07 


p 


Okay, we never got a good one on that. 


1+7 11 09 


c 


Okay, we've been running into problems. 


1+7 11 12 


p 


We tried to get Antares twice. 


kj 11 56 


c 


Can you see into this side? 


47 11 58 


p 


Not try bring myself around. 


Ji7 11 


c 


You can control it if you like. 


i+7 11 kS 


p 


I might be able to get It better that way. 


1+7 12 12 


p 


Where 'd ray book go? 


U7 12 28 


G 


Oh, shoot ! 



U7 12 *+0 C horizon comes back 



k-J 12 


P 


Okay, I got it. But before I can shoot any stars 
I've got to get this stuff behind me, or I won't 

aaa a c-hRT- WVlRt: RT^ Vnil loolcinff f OT? OlCaV- T ^ Vl^ 

got it pitched this way and roll it back in there 
or I won't see anything. 


1^7 15 16 


P 


I guess it's not. 


kj 13 21 


C 


See any stars? 


13 26 


P 


A few stars — okay. Yaw more to the right. 


it-7 13 26 


P 


Okay. The stars are back out again. 


k7 13 38 


c 


No> I didn't expect 


^7 13 52 


P 


What I have to do is keep my window shaded all of 
the time. 


1^7 15 55 


c 


Yes. 


1^7 13 55 


p 


Out of the sun and then I can see. 


h7 13 58 


c 


Oh yes, I can see stars. 


h7 1^ 07 


p 


of the stars in 178, that's pretty good 


U7 i4 ik 


c 




Ik- 2k 


p 


I haven't got any horizon pictiires. . 


w 2.k 2h 


c 




l}-7 14 31 


p 


Noj what I see now 


1^7 Ik 38 


p 


What I wanted to trv to do Are you dark over 

there? 


l^7 1^ *i-5 


p 




k7 Ik 57 


c 




1^7 15 15 


p 


I don't see the stars. Do you? 


kf 15 26 


p 


one time. 


l»-7 15 31 


p 


I'm supposed to have the proper attitude. 


kj 15 ^ 


p 


I can roll back over now, though. 


1^7 15 it8 


p 




if7 15 50 


c 


Yes 


U7 16 38 


p 


Got to keep the horizon in there. 


1^7 17 16 


c 




l^7 17 23 


p 


I don't think we do. I'm in a good black now. 



1+7 17 


26 


c 




1+7 17 


28 


p 


As far as the shade. I'm shaded enough 


1+7 17 


31 


C 


the star and the sky. 


1+7 17 


58 


P 


Neither can I. 


1+7 17 


^3 


c 




1+7 17 


45 


p 


Okay, you go ahead and see if you can find any. 


1+7 17 


^7 


c 




1+7 17 


52 


p 


They're just not there. 


^7 17 


55 


c. 


Okay, let me try it 


1+7 18 


02 


p 


Okay. 


1+7 18 


01+ 


c 


the recorder OFF. 


1+7 18 


01+ 


c 


the recorder OFF. 


1+7 18 


16 


c 




1+7 18 


16 


p 




i+7 lo 


2o 


p 


Yes, 


1+7 18 


35 


c 


Okay, we're starting to pitch up close to the hori- 
zon now, and 


1+7 18 


^3 


c 


Okay. Blunt-end- forward so the sun's "behind Tis. 


1+7 l8 


i*6 


c 


I still see no stars. 


1+7 l8 


50 


p 


No, neither can I. 


1+7 19 


02 


c 


I have a black sky out there, hut I'm getting re- 
flection off the window. How about you? 


1+7 19 


07 


p 


Yes, I get a lot of reflections off that dirty out- 
side part. 


1+7 19 




c 


Half of window is black and the other has a little 



sun shining on it. Sun shining on the nose of the 
spacecraft so I've got to look past a lighted object. 
I don't see a star, and I never have seen the stars 

in the daylight much better at sunrise when 

half the spacecraft is dark and the other half is 
light. 



1+7 19 


31 


P 


Yes, then you can see it. 


1+7 19 


55 


C 


Okay, my window's in the sunlight. How about yours? 


1+7 19 


59 


P 


Mine ' s in simlight too 



1+7 19 ^7 c 



J48 20 02 P 
47 20 07 P 

1+7 20 07 C 



1+7 20 10 


p 


1+7 20 19 


P 


I17 po pft 


c 


1+7 20 58 


p 


1+7 20 1+0 


c 


1+7 21 1+3 


c 


1+7 21 1+5 


p 


1+7 21 50 


c 


1+7 21 55 


p 


1+7 21 59 


c 


1+7 22 02 


p 


1+7 22 19 


p 


1+7 22 21 


p 


1+7 25 55 


c 



1+7 25 59 C 
1+7 25 1+0 CC 
1+7 25 1+3 C 



Heck, I guess tliat what we're saying is that 

D-9 cannot be done in the daylight. 

I concur. 

Right now, there doesn't seem to be a way for us to 
find any stars in the daylight. 

No, it sure doesn't. There's no way you can see 
them. 

There is certainly no way to do it after 

Okay. 

a long window. A window that has a long .... 

off the window where you can look straight off the 



okay, look out 

I don't see a star anjrwhere. 

I know I can't. I've got direct sxmshine on my 
window. 



nose of the spacecraft. 

Yes. 

Yes 

Okay. 

Ify window's not in the light any more, and I etill 
don't see the stars. If there's any possibility in 
the world to see stars in the daylight and horizon 
at the same time, I'm in the position right now 
where I should be able to do it. And don't have 
the sun on the nose of the spacecraft. It's on the 
bottom. I can see the bottom, and I can't see a 
single star, not a single star. 

Go ahead, Hoxiston. Gemini 1+. 

Roger, are you busy with D-9« 

No, I think it just drew to a close. We just can't 
see the stars in the daylight, and we can't carry on 
the daylight portion of it. We'll wait till we get 
back to the nighttime and do a little bit more with 
that. 



21k 



^7 23 5^1- CC Roger, Jim. I want to talk to you about this 0^ 

high usage rate thing. 
kj 2k 00 C Okay. 

kj 2k 01 CC We don't think it's any prohlem. We would like for 

you to put your Quantity Read Switch ON and leave 
It on for the next several hours so we can get a 
feel frr what's going on. Even at the rate that's 
been used in the last several hours, it won't be 
any problem, but we'd like to find some way to con- 
trol this thing without it being a nuisance to use 
so you won't be bothered with it. That's the reason 
we want to take a look at it for some time. Don't 
like the idea of you having to reduce pressures or 
biiild up pressvure every few minutes. Do you read 
me? 

kl 2k kl C Hoviston, Gemini k. I got the part where we leave 

. the Read Switch ON for a while, and then all the 
rest cut off. Say again. 

kj 2k 59 CC Okay. Jim, how do you read me now? 

li-T 25 05 C for the next couple hours. Say after that. 

k^ 25 35 CC Walt till we get Bermuda acquisition. I'll try you 

there. 



BERMUDA 

kj 26 56 CC Gemini k, Houston. How do you read now? 
^7 26 ^5 P Go ahead, Houston. Gemini k. 

kj 26 50 CC What I was saying — we want to get a hack on what's 

going on with that pressure buildup in the Primary 
Og system. We want to try to find some way to con- 
trol it without you having to relieve cabin pressure 
every few minutes or every few hours, so this Is the 
reason we want your Quantity Read Switch ON for the 
next several hours. 

47 27 11 C Okay. What did you say about my usage rate? 

kj 27 15 CC It's a little bit higher than it has been, but it 

is nothing to worry about. You have plenty so don't 
be concerned about it. 



215 





2h 


c 


Okay. I've been plotting It, and it looks like 
we're going to end up with 7 or* 8 percent remalning- 


k7 27 


53 


cc 


Yes, we're just trying to find some way to keep you 
from having to relieve the cabin pressure every now 
and then. 


47 27 


44 


c 


Okay. Yes^ I don't like that either. 


h'j 27 


46 


cc 


Yes. 


h7 28 


08 


cc 


The Flight Sirrgeon would like to know If either one 
of you had any trouble with drying around the eyes 
or dry throat. 


hf 28 


17 


c 


^fy throat is a little dry, and our eyes were bother- 
mg us aooub une end or the lirst day quite a bit, 
but that's all cleared up now. 


kj 28 


25 


cc 


Okay. Very good. 


hi 28 


32 


c 


Hey, Gus. Can you get me a G.m.t. hack? 


1^7 28 


35 


cc 


Roger. I'll give it to you at l4 45 00. In about 
20 seconds. 


J+7 28 


41 


c 


Roger. l4 45 . . . » . 


47 28 


50 


cc 


Ten seconds to go. 


47 28 


57 


cc 


l4 45-00 on my mark. 


^7 29 


00 


cc 


MARK! 


U7 29 


02 


c 


Roger, l4 45 00. 


29 


10 


cc 


Any complaints? 


47 29 


15 


c 


No, except this thing isn't very big. 


lf7 29 


46 


cc 


On your next pass over the States we -11 have the 
latest news for you. 


47 29 


38 


c 


Okay, very good. 


U7 30 


^3 


c 


Ed and I were just commenting that the weightless- 
ness gives you a light-headed feeling, a heady 
feeling. 


1^7 52 


lf3 


p 


But not a heady feeling 


47 52 


45 


c 


Yes, I did, and Ed was saying that his headache is 
gone. He had one earlier. 


47 52 


50 


c 


And I don't have one yet, but I feel closer to 
having one now than I have had at any time. I 
think it's this dam 100 percent oxygen. I breathe 
it in and I don't think I've ever been this dry. 



With the worst cold I've ever had, where I can't 
"breathe through my nose ai.d I sound like I've got 
a big deep cold. I sound to nyself like I'm very 

but I can now if I — I was when I was sleeping, 

too. But it was burning ay nose, actually, when I 
was sleeping. I had a very hoarse sound to myself. 
Do I sound that way to you, too? 

^7 53 25 P Yes. 

55 26 C But I think becavise of this 100 percent oxy- 

gen where I kept assimilating it. I suspect that 
neiybe my ears and my sinuses are always below am- 
bient and I know I've got to pop ray ears about every 
hour or two. 

^7 55 ^ P I have a little 

47 53 '^Q C Yes, my mouth and ray throat are quite dry at this 

time. As a matter of fact, I think we ought to 
have a drink of water. 

^^7 55 50 P You ought to put a little female velcro on the 

^7 5^ 57 C We're traveling across Africa right now. I'm in 

the Pulse Mode. We liad a rather unsuccessful por- 
tion of D-9. We're going to 



CANARY ISLAIiDS 

U7 58 28 CC Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. 

lt-7 38 46 P This is Gemini k, here, Canary. Go ahead. 

47 58 49 CC Roger. You still look real good. 

47 58 51 P Okay. Listen. Be advised that I've just been 

maintaining ray cvn little personal plot of ECS 0^, 

and I don't see any increase in quantity used in 
the rate over the last few hours. It looks like my 
ragged plot is still going to come out about what 
it looked like it would right after we got 

kj kO 25 CC Houston concurs.. 

hj kO 23 C Okay. 

47 kk 55 P Aw, shoot. 

47 44 55 c I'm just going to come aroxmd to Small-5hd-Forward, 

kill off ray yaw, get in the attitude that I'd be in 
to cage the platform. 



L 



21? 



hi 55 


c 


I want to get Into attitiode, Ed, and I wajit 

you to tell me what you thlnJc It is uu 

attitude pitch, 0 attitude pitch. 


hi h'y hi 


p 


MARKl 


hi U^i 50 


c 


Got one of those, haven't we? 


k7 14-5 50 


p 


Yes 


hi h5 57 


p 


That's 6CP? 


U7 h5 59 


c 


Yes. 


111 h6 02 


p 




I1.7 Itfi 07 


c 


, 5CP. 


k 7 11 


p 




k7 LA n 


n 

w 




k7 ll/i ifi 


n 


3OP pltchup. 


k7 It'^ 


n 

\f 


qii dry. Yes. 


)iT \iA kc; 
ifrY w *tp 






1+7 h6 hf 


c 


yawed way off. 


47 47 Oh 


c 


Let's see. What else did the Flight Plan 


hi h-J 09 


c 




1+7 1+8 07 


c 


How does the roll look to you now, Ed? 


1+7 li8 09 


p 


Okay. 


1+7 1|8 11 


c 


How ahout pitch? 


1+7 hd 18 


p 




1+7 1+3 21 


c 


Well, I've got it just ahout on the horizon. How 
a>5f)iit vaw? IThat do vou sav we ' re dolnc on yaw? 


l.rr )iO 

47 ^ 25 


0 




1+7 1+6 26 


p 


We yawed right. 


1+7 h& 35 


c 


Okay, we yawed right. That's what I think, too. 
Ahout 10=> or so. You tell me if we're ya-wing 

around to the left you tell me when 

we get to 


1+7 1+9 01+ 


r 




1+7 1+9 06 


c 


Stand hy. Yes, we do. 


1+7 1+9 16 


c 


Okay, I'd say they're right there 




218 





lo 




Yes, I'd say we're withm a couple of degrees. 




2b 


c 


Okay. Very good. Looks to me like I've yawed left 
a little bit. 


U7 1+9 


1+2 


p 




1+7 50 


02 


c 


Okay. Now I think I've yawed zero right there, Ed. 
What do you think? 


1+7 50 


11+ 


p 


Zero or just a little left. Right there. 


1+7 50 


16 


c 


Okay. 


h7 50 


18 


p 


The ES sensor is coining off at this time. 


1+7 51 


57 


c 


The right side of my head is getting sore where I 
keep rubbing the hair the wrong way when I try to 
turn ray head inside my helmet so that I can look 
through the window long ways. Get the best view I 
can through It. 


^1 55 


55 


c 


Okay, we're just now approaching darkness again and 
we're looking at stars with small-end- forward and 
as yet, I don't see any. It's under ns^ 


hi 56 


11 


p 




^7 56 


53 


c 


I think it does too, Ed. 


^7 56 


58 


c 


Okay, now half of what I see is light and the other 
half is dark. So we're going a little bit sideways 
to the small- end- forward, but Ed's side is in the 
dark comialetelv. I bf^llpvp. T^n't Hf Kfl*? 


1+7 56 




p 


T sep a star * - * 


1+7 56 


50 


c 


Okav. First star* wa*? at 1'^*1P 1*^ IP SP t1* wa<^ 


1+7 57 


02 


p 


Right. 


hi 57 


01+ 


p 




1+7 57 


09 


c 


We haven't crossed the terminator yet. You have a 
horizon out there now, though, Ed. 


1+7 57 


11+ 


p 




1+7 57 


21 


c 


No yet. ^ty■ side's still in sunlight. 


hi 57 


26 


p 




1+7 57 


55 


c 


side of the spacecraft is bathed in the smilight 
and I don't see the star. 


hi 57 


58 


p 






219 



ij-7 57 ^2 C Yes, I get the distinct impression that the upper 

pert of ray window is a lot dirtier than the lower 
part. Do you have that impression too, Ed? 



1^7 57 55 P 

lj.7 57 C No, I think the gradation of this goop that's :j.11 

over it, whatever it is, looks like it's on about 
here on up — looks like it ' s on about the zero 
pitch line on up. 

^4-7 58 06 P There's plenty of stars out there, now. 

^7 58 09 C Okay, I still don't have any stars. 

14-7 58 21 P There ' s a very pretty horizon out there now. 

U7 58 26 C Okay, I have ray first star. — I'm quite sure that 

this coating on niy window is about zero pitch atti- 
tude line on up. I can see a star down below that 

you'd think I'd be able to see It. It might 

Just be the peculiar way the reflections are coming 
back throtigh the window. 

47 59 11 C Okay, Edward, I'm going to leave the recorder on 

until it runs out. 

'j-7 59 18 P I've done that already. 

hf 59 20 C What You Just as we go along? 

I17 59 30 P start out with a very fuzzy horizon 

^7 59 52 C It does what? 
47 59 52 P It 

47 59 54 C Oh, okay. Yes I can see that. As a matter • 

of fact, let me take a pictvire of that phenomenon 
right now. 

1*8 00 02 P 

1|8 00 II+ C I don't think we got anything there. It wasn't set 

on the right lens opening for that. Whoops I What 
happened to the 

1*8 00 26 P 

1*5 00 26 C To the Hasselblad, the winders 

1+8 00 38 C 

148 00 52 P 

1<8 00 52 C Yes. 
1*8 00 59 P 



hS 01 


02 


c 


Okay 


k8 01 


02 


p 


Try to get up high enough to get the stars 

horizon. 


I48 01 


21 


c 


Yes, they need to fix this 


k8 01 


23 


p 





kd 01 


26 


c 


No. No, I don't see any stars really at all, here. 


k8 01 


38 


p 




lift rti 




n 


Okav. well, use those. 


h8 01 


1*5 


p 


I don't have reference to them. 


1^ 01 


1*7 


C 


No horizon, you mean? 


k& 01 


51* 


P 


that is the Big Dipper. 


1*8 02 


11 


c 


Let's not use any more fuel on this thing. 


1»8 02 


18 


c 


Yes. Yes, go ahead and give it a couple of more 

squirts, whatever you think you need try to 

takp ahout two rieasuT"enipnts hpre . Ed 




J)'-' 


p 


stars out hfrp rlfirht now . uti too hlcrh to 
get them without 


U3 02 


1*2 


c 


Are you seeing those multiple images? 


ita 02 


1*7 


P 


No, I focused 


1*8 02 


52 


c 


I was doing it in the complete dark and maybe I 
was 


m 03 


ll* 


p 


Do you have 


w 03 


16 


c 


Yes. 


J+S 03 


23 


p 


I see Leo coming out, but they're too low now. 


1*8 05 


28 


c 


they're going to rise. 


lt8 05 


28 


p 


Huh? 


1+8 05 


28 


c 


They're going to rise. Use Leo. 


1+8 05 


1*0 


p 


bank in. 


1+8 05 


1*7 


c 


Okay. 


1*8 03 


50 


c 


How high up is it? 


1*8 03 


52 


p 




1*8 01* 


01* 


c 


Okay. Well, let's run a series of Leo. Is Regulus 



up yet? 



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48 oil- 26 C I'm going to stop my event time, since we're not 

using it. 

W 08 45 P 

48 08 47 c 06:50. 

48 08 50 P 6° 50 minutes. 

48 08 54 C MARK! 

48 09 ll* C 40, 55 1/2. 

48 09 50 P MARK! 

48 09 4o c 8^, 45. 

48 10 04 P Are you 

48 10 07 C 

48 10 09 P Let me get 

48 10 16 C Go ahead. 

48 10 28 C Hey, Altair is up there. Let's see, this thing I 

was looking at is probahly Vega. 

48 10 55 C It was Vega. 

48 10 42 C 

48 10 52 P On Altair and I'll use a green filter, no filter 



48 11 28 P I have l6° and 55 minutes. The second one is 

48 12 16 C Yes, couldn't you? 

48 12 58 C 

48 12 40 P Okay, 19° and 29 minutes. 

CARNARVON 

48 12 50 CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

48 12 54 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini 4. 

48 15 06 P 

48 15 15 CC Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

48 15 16 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini 4. 

48 15 20 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini 4. 



i 



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k3 15 21 CC Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. How 

are you doing? 

il8 15 25 C Doing fine. 

48 13 28 CC Okay. We don't have anything here for you. You 

have gone by two full days, and we'll keep standing 
by here if you need anything. 

^ 15 35 C Okay. We're trying to take some star measurements 

right now, so we probably won't be talking too much. 

k8 13 37 CC That's right. 

lt8 15 38 P 23:51. 

k8 13 ho C 25:51? 

kd IJ, h2 P 25:51- 

lt8 13 52 C Has the nose started to get in the way? 

U8 1} 5h P Yes, sure has 

k6 Ik 09 P Well, with a constellation like that. It's a big 

one. 

HQ Ik 21 C Vega that I saw before. 

kd ik 26 P You got it identified? 

kd Ik 28 P 

kS Ik 30 C Yes. Altalr. 

kQ Ik 33 P Altair 

k8 ik ^9 P Mark again. 

1*8 15 33 C 3CP and 6 minutes. 

W 15 55 P How much? 

1+8 15 58 C 3OP and 6 minutes. 

1|8 15 UO P What kind of a filter? 

48 15 '4-2 C That's a clear filter. How many measurements have 

I taken? Five? 

48 15 45 P Four. Four. 

I48 15 47 C The first two were clear, second was , and the 

third and fourth were clear. 

48 15 57 G Try one of those. 

1*8 16 02 P I kind of lost all now. 

1*8 16 09 C 



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1*6 16 11 


P 


Well, I've had it down when I came back. 


kd 16 26 


c 


I think I've probably blocked him out, he's too 
high. 


1+6 16 28 


p 


Yes, okay. 


k& 16 55 


p 


We should spend the night side here doing, Just 




taking pictures — taking sightings without a parti- 

Aitlo-v* Q-h+*f "f-ti/^o 'PVio oK 1^r»+ nf* "hVi^ crftm^ Ifl "t'-O nail 

a couple of ones right off the bat that you Imow of 
and use them. 


1*6 16 57 


p 


Oh, that looks like Vega there Deneb coming 

up. 


1+8 17 06 


c 


Olsay. 


kd 17 l6 


p 


I think their kind of programing for us is no good. 




I think we'd do better if we make our own sightings. 


it6 17 26 


c 


Yes. I think we ought to knock off on the , 






4o 17 2o 


■n 
r 


UKay. 


4o 17 2o 


C 


Tj„i n oVfl-v 1 pi" ' R T pinrp It on and see what we do. 




If we need one or two pulses we'll do it. 


1»8 17 35 


P 


Okay- 


1*8 17 49 


P 


Okay, there's Deneb. I'll start a series with Deneb. 


US 18 01 


P 


Altalr's perf'^ct and has no around it. 


li6 18 06 


c 


Yes. 


1|3 18 11 


p 


and maybe I can hold it better that way. 


I48 18 16 


c 


Okay. 


kQ 18 30 


p 


I'm right to the top of the row. l8:35 


1*8 19 olt 


c 


Okay, why don't we knock off the 


1*6 19 06 


p 


Yes, I think fuel 


1*6 19 12 


c 


I know you do don't have 


I46 19 15 


p 


Yes, that's what I say - you - makes it exciting. 




you know. I think we got a few readings there for 
them. 


1*8 19 18 


c 


Yes. 


1*8 19 21 


p 


L-.c me make a little comment on it. The green fil- 




ter, to me, made a rather — a little bit of 




48 19 33 P Ttie one time - the other time I tried to use it, I 

got a pretty good measure on it the next time. The 

using no filter, I used the top of the glow 

of the thick layer of the air glow. It's a rather 
nebulus — you've got to kind of calibrate your own 
eyehall and try to put it in the same place each 

time It takes definite attitude control to 

make these measurements. You can't expect to make 
these measurements without using any fuel. It's 
such a small window, you have to pick up your star 
and "bring it down to the horizon keeping the hori- 
zon and the star in your field of view. 



CALIFORNIA 



1*8 50 50 


CC 


Gemini 1*, Houston CAP COM. 


1+8 51 02 


CC 


Gemini 1*, Ho\i3ton CAP COM. 


k& 51 13 


CC 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM 


1*8 51 15 


c 


Gemini h here. 


1*8 51 18 


cc 


Roger. I'm reading you weak. You read me okay? 


1|8 51 20 


c 


Roger. Loud and clear. 


1»8 51 22 


cc 


Roger- You're clear now. You ready for yoirr 35-1 
time? 


1*8 51 50 


c 


Stand by just a second. 


1*8 51 31 


cc 


Roger. 


1*8 51 1*7 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


1*8 51 50 


cc 


Okay. 1*7 ft /sec out of your forward-firing. That's 
l+l8. 120 ft /sec out of the aft. That's 9^-31. At 
17 ^2 55- 2+U8. 8+1*9. And the 33-1 time without 
bum: 17 36 55- 7+36. lt+58. Correction on that 
last ll*+58. Want to read those back to me? 


1*8 52 1*4 


c 


Houston, Gemini k. I didn't get either one of 
those. Say again. 


1+8 52 51 


cc 


Okay. 1*7 ft/sec and I+I8 on your forward- firing. 
120 ft/sec and ^31 on your aft-firing, at 
17 1*2 53- 2^-1*8. 81-1*9. 


1*8 53 16 


c 


Roger. Got 'em. Go ahead with the other one. 


1*8 53 18 


cc 


Okay. Without bum: 17 36 53. 7+36. 11++58. 



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55 55 C Okay. Got them that time. 

kQ 55 56 CC Okay. If you will turn your computer on, we'll 

give you an update, 

1^5 55 Mj- C Roger. Computer coming on. 

TEXAS 



l\Q 55 56 CC Jim, we'd like you to make a Main Battery Check, if 

you would, please. 

1*8 54 00 C Roger. We are making a Main Battery Check, rigjit 

now. 

kQ 05 CC Okay. 

Ijfl 51^ 20 C Okay, we got computer light — running light on. 

You can go ahead. 

1+8 5U 2h CC Okay. Computer light on. 

k8 1+5 CC Okay, on yoxir B-9 Experiment. 

U8 51+ 50 C Roger. 

U8 52 CC Okay, we'd like for you to try to see stars on the 

daylight side with the earth shine and not in view. 
Just forget the sextant; just get dark adapted the 
best you can on the daylight side and see If you 
can pick out some stars. 

Ii8 55 09 C Roger, we tried that and we can't — we were not 

able to pick out any stars on the daylight side. 

liQ 55 15 CC Okay. Then we ' d like to know what filters were 

satisfactory on the sextant. 

IfB 54 24 C Okay. We have some notes on that. Listen, I think 

on the 55rd Rev, if at all possible, I'd like to take 

those shots across the Southwestern United 

States on Rev. 5- 

kQ ho CC Roger. 

U8 55 1^2 C I said, I sure would like to get that out of the way. 

llB 55 45 CC Okay, we'll run it through out Flight Plan section 

here and let you know. 

1|8 55 1+9 C Okay, I think it would be foolhardy to run any more 

D-9 Experiments In the daylight, because that is 
hopeless. 



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1^ 56 01 CC Okay, fine. Coming over the States here at G. m. t. 

of l6;ll, they 'a like you to make some weather 
pictures. There 're some thundershowers up north 
of us. 

1|6 56 10 C Okay. 

1*8 56 11 CC I guess you've already passed that now. Nfeybe you 

can get 'em next time aromd. 

k& '^6 iB C All right. Ed was taking some pictures. I don't 

know what he was taking pictures of, though. 

k8 56 25 CC Okay. 

hd ^6 2k C I think he got some terrain pictures. 

hS 56 28 CC Okay. Are you ready for your little news release? 

1*8 56 31 C Roger. 

k& 56 35 CC Okay. All of the big headlines, of course, are 

still about what you are doing and particularly 
about seeing that satellite up there yesterday. 
Also, the conversation with the wives is getting 
a big play. 

1+8 56 lj-9 C Okay. 

1^ 55 51 CC Things in Vietnam have quieted down, and not too 

much going on over there right now. 

148 56 57 C Okay. 

k8 56 59 CC The Oilers are going to play in the Rice Stadium 

instead of the Domed Stadium. 

1j8 57 05 C They are! 

1+8 57 oil- CC Yes. Apparently they couldn't get together on the 

rental price. Bud Adams was quoted as saying that 
the Dome may be the eiji;hth wonder of the earth, but 
the rental price is surely the ninth wonder. 

1+8 57 15 C Aw, shucks! Hey, Gus, have you tried to figure out 

what I saw out there over Hawaii and Gmymas? 

1+8 57 21+ CC Have you figured it out? You saw it. 

1+8 57 27 C I don't know. I took a picture of it but the sun 

came across the window right after I saw it. I 
only 15 seconds. 

57 55 CC I haven't heard any more aboxifc it, Jim. We'll look 
into it. 

1+8 57 57 C Okay. 



22? 



1*8 57 58 


CC 


You have a valid load, and you can turn your com- 
puter off now. That gives you a in time 01 50-^ in 
the computer. 


kd 57 50 


c 


Very good. 

CAPE KENNEDY 


1+8 58 07 


cc 


Hey, Jim. Gemini 1+, CAP COM. 


W 58 12 


C 


Roger. Go ahead. 


kS 58 15 


cc 


Near as we can tell, the only satellite it could be 
would he Pegasus', from what we note here. 


I48 58 21 


C 


That's what I thought it might he, too. 


1+8 58 25 


CC 


Okay. 


1+8 58 31 


CC 


Hey. The Astros did heat the Cards yesterday, 
5 to 2. They're still in sixth place though. 


1+8 58 57 


c 


Okay. He ' s got this information for you. 


1+8 58 59 

-f>j 


CC 


Go ahead. 


1+8 58 1+0 


p 


The batteries were 9 ^nd 22.5- 


1+8 58 1+J+ 


cc 


Roger. 9 and 22-5. 


1{8 58 1+7 


p 


All the rest of the electrical readings are up. 


1+8 58 50 


cc 


Say ELgain. 


1+8 58 51 


p 


The rest of the electrical readings are nomal. 


1+8 58 55 


cc 


Okay. Fine. 


1+8 59 06 


cc 


Next time you bleed down your primary oxygen pres- 
sure, bring it all the way down to about 8OO psi. 
We can't find much else that we can do about the 
thing. Just bring it down lower so you are working 
through a wider band. We don't think that is going 
to cause you to use any. 


1+8 59 28 


c 


Roger. Bring it down. Listen, I just then ran the 
thing up to about 5 lA> and I'm trying to hold it 

at 5 lA with the Repress hold it. If not, 

I'll bring it down to arotmd 8OO. 



1+8 59 1+0 CC Okay- We think you can go way down in your pressure 

now without hTorting anything, so if it gets to be a 
nuisance just bring it on down so that you don't have 
to watch it so close and be bothered with it too much. 



it 



228 



h8 59 


52 


c 




hS 59 


57 


cc 


I can't read you very [rood, right now. Wait until 
we get to Bermuda again, will you? 


k9 00 


01 


c 


Okay. 


h9 00 


20 


c 


At at>out l6:05j as we came across on this last pass 
across the Gulf of California, the Mexico side... ve 
were in a perfect small-end- forward down^Sr-t-fcl'tude 
so I took a series of seven or ei^^ht photographs of 
the terrain stereographl'" 


k$ 00 


1+1 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Houston CAP COM. 


k9 00 


1+1+ 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. This is Gemini 1+. 


k9 00 


50 


cc 


Roger. Could you give us an estimate as to how far 
that satellite was from you yesterday? 


i+9 00 


57 


c 


I coiildn't really tell. It looked like quite a 
j^rge on.jecuj ana. IT* xooKen j.iKe ± was cxosing on 
it rather ropidly. Distance is rather hajrd to 
judge. I'd say 10 miles or so. 


1+9 01 


10 


cc 


10 miles? 


k9 01 


U 


c 


That's just a guess. I really can't tell. I was 
close enough where I could see — 


1+9 01 


19 


cc 


You were close enough to see what? 


1+9 01 


21 


c 


arms and cylindrical things sticking out. 


k9 01 


26 


cc 


You're cutting up pretty hadly, there. I couldn't 
read that. 


49 01 


30 


c 


Okay. 


1+9 01 


31 


cc 


Well, that came through good. 


1+9 01 


33 


c 


All right. I said, I got close enough to it 








m n«^p pnoush to it to what? 


1+9 01 


1+1 


c 




1+9 01 


1+1+ 


cc 


Well, as near as we can tell, there wasn't anything 
that close to you. Pegasus was about 1200 miles 
away. 


J+9 01 


1+9 


c 


No, it wasn't quite that close — that far away. 


if9 01 


57 


cc 


Pretty good eyeballs, all right. 


1+9 01 


59 


c 


Well, I took a picture of it. I just hope it comes 



out. 




229 



49 02 


05 


cc 


So do we. 


1^9 02 


05 


c 


Unfortunately — 


1+9 02 


11 


cc 


Are you VOX, because you are cutting out. 


h9 02 


Ih 


c 


No, I'm using continuous Interphone, PUSH-TO-TALK. 
Hotf do you read me now? 


1+9 02 


17 


cc 


Good. Every now and then the last part of your 
sentence cuts off. 








UKay, mayoe i nave a weaK tnumt). Listen, would you 
ask the doctors if it's okay If I use this exerciser? 


1+9 02 




cc 


If you use it? 


1+9 02 


,^0 


c 


hut I'd still like to get more exercise than 

I'm getting. 


1+9 02 


39 


cc 


Sure, go ahead. 


1+9 02 


1+0 


c 


Okay. 


1+9 02 


1+2 


cc 


Just let us know how much you use it, if you will? 


1+9 02 


l+i+ 


c 


I sirre will- But I - 


1+9 02 


1^7 


cc 


It's okay. Go ahead and use it. 


1+9 02 


1+9 


c 


Okay, use it 


1+9 02 


52 


cc 


Say again. 


1+9 02 




c 


Can I use it — 


1+9 02 


58 


cc 


You're cuttinpc out again. Go ahead and aav araln 


1+9 05 


00 


c 


Nfay I use the exerciser like the M-3 exercise? 


1+9 05 


07 


cc 


Affirmative. 


1+9 05 


09 


c 


Okay. Thank you. 


1+9 01+ 


1+5 


cc 


Gemini 1+, CAP COM. 


1+9 oi+ 


1+8 


c 


Roger. Go ahead. 


1+9 oi+ 


1+9 


cc 


Do you have a time hack at the exact time you saw 
the satellite? 


1+9 01+ 


51^ 


c 


No, I do not. I called it out on the radio. It 
ought to be on the tape. 


1+9 05 


00 


cc 


Okay. 


1+9 05 


05 


c 


I also put it on the voice recorder in here, so we 
can go back smd look for it. 


1+9 05 


07 


cc 


Okay. But at the exact time you saw it, you put it 



on tape? 




230 



k9 05 15 


c 


That's rifcht- 


1+9 05 15 


cc 


On the radio? 


k9 05 16 


c 


Roger. 


lf9 05 26 


cc 


Hey, Ji m. 


1+9 05 28 


c 


Go ahead. 


V9 05 30 


cc 


Why do you want to use the exerciser? Are you 
feelin stiff, cramped, or what? 


it9 05 55 


c 


Yes 


if9 05 56 


cc 


Say again. 


49 05 58 


c 


been in orbit tvo days, and haven't 


1+9 05 ^^2 


cc 


It's garbled. I could n't read it. 


1^9 05 1^ 


c 


I say, I Just haven' uoved arouri. very much and 
I 


h9 05 51 


cc 


Okay. That makes sense. 



CANARY ISLANDS 



49 13 08 


cc 


Gemini k-, Canary CAP COM. 




1+9 13 20 


c 


Canary, this is Gemini 1+. Go ahead. 




1+9 13 22 


cc 


Roger. You look good and GO from the ground. 




1+9 15 26 


c 


Roger. Everything is GO and fine up here. 




1+9 13 1^2 


c 


Canary, Gemini h. Am I passing right over your 
sight at this time? 


1+9 13 W 


cc 


You're getting close. You'ro passing well to 
south of us. 


the 


1^9 15 59 


c 


Canarj- Gemini h. 




1+9 1I+ 05 


cc 


Gemini 1)-, Canary CAP COM. You're not passing 
us at this time. 


over 


1+9 1I+ 08 


c 


at this time? 




1+9 11+ 11 


cc 


Say again. 




1+9 1I+ 1I+ 


c 


I can't read you. I think I just passed over 
island. 


your 


1+9 ll4- 17 


cc 


Roger, you are passing over Cape Verde. 







251 



1+9 1^ 


20 


c 


Okay, I'll look down and see you. I saw you stand- 
ing outside wa\'^ng. 

CAHNARVON 




26 


cc 


Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. If you read, insert 
tne oraJ. temp . r • . . ^/Omuxinci jru.o& s mouTin. 


k9 m 


10 


cc 


You need not acknowledge, but you look good here on 
the ground. 




17 


cc 


We're receiving yotir oral tenp. 


49 47 


40 


cc 


Pump a little further on your blood pressure. 


49 47 


46 


cc 


Cuff full-scale. 


49 48 


34 


cc 


Will you pump up that blood pressure again? 


49 48 


45 


cc 


Cuff full-scale. 


49 49 


08 


c 

cc 


Okay. We've got a valid oral temp. Remove the 
probe. How do you read? 


49 49 


19 


c 


Read you loud and clear. 


49 49 


20 




nvo^r T ' cfrt+ oriTTiA iTTj^nt^ "i nfoTmft'hl nn "Pot* vnii^ 


49 k9 


24 


c 


stand by Just a second. 


49 49 


26 


cc 


Okay. 


49 49 


52 


c 


Is this Flight Plan or retro times? 


49 49 


56 


cc 


These are S-5 and Apollo Landnark rams. 


.49 49 


1*0 


c 


. Okay. • - 


49 49 


45 


cc 


For S-5, it'll be Rev 52 over the States instead of 
Rev 55. The pass wiU. start at 17+40. And I want 
you to nfike an Apollo Landmark liun no. 4. 


49 50 


51 


c 


I got the stuff for S-5. Say again the Apollo no. 
Is that Rev 30? 



(Part of pass missing from tape) 



232 



1^9 52 


07 


c 


cups of water in addition to this, since the 

last tirne I saw you. I had about a l+-hour nap, and 
that's the best sleep I've had sd far. 


U9 52 


16 


s 


You look good on the ground here, too. Can you say 
again the water? 


1^9 52 


18 


c 


I've had about 10 or I5 gulps of water since I woke 


ho 'iP 




s 


Vptv crood- 




21+ 


c 


I 'in going to have ano+-her 10 or 15 here, as soon as 
I get through eating. 


U9 52 


28 


s 


Okay, fine. That's all we need. Surgeon out. 
(Part of pass missing from tape) 


U9 52 


55 


cc 


19:15 Zulu. 


49 55 


01 


c 


Okay. Start 19=15 19 I6 1+2. 


i>9 53 


07 


cc 


Roger. That ' s a good thing. 


1+9 55 


09 


c 


Okay. Is this without fuel or with fuel? 


1+9 55 


15 


cc 


We'll get you squared away. 


1+9 55 


19 


c 


Okay. 


1+9 55 


22 


cc 


That'll be with fuel. With fuel. 


1+9 55 


21+ 


c 


Okay. With fuel. 


1+9 55 


26 


cc 


Roger. 

HAWAII 


50 12 


1+1+ 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Hawaii. 


50 12 


56 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii. 


50 12 


59 


c 


Gemini 


50 15 


01 


cc 


Roger. We have your T/M solid. All systems look 
good on the ground. I have a map update for you 
when you're ready to copy. 


50 15 


11 


c 


Go ahead- 



50 15 12 CC Roger. Rev 35- G« t. l8 51 ^4-4. Longitude 15P 

East. Did you copy? Over. 

50 15 51 C Roger. Rev 35- G-m.t. 13 51 hk. 151° East. 

Thar;.-; you. 

50 13 39 CC Roger. Hawaii CAP COM standing by. 
50 13 k2 C Roger. 

50 20 22 P We're going to run our first real S-6 now, rather 

S-5, which will be a series of 55 photographs on 
the 32nd Rev, coming over the Western part of the 
United States. They will be done at 5-second 
intervals. 

50 2h 08 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

^ 2h 22 CC Gemini 1*, Houston CAP COM. 

50 2U 25 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h. 

50 2h 27 CC Roger. Are you real busy now, Jim? 

50 2k 29 C Well, we're just about to start this S-5, What can 

I do for you? 

50 2h 53 CC Well, you go ahead. I'3J- get you to give me a call 

when you get done, and I'll pass up this other in- 
formation to you. 

50 2h hi C Okay. 

TEXAS 

50 28 53 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. We'll need your computer 

on. .... — - — 

50 28 58 C It's on. 

50 29 00 CC Roger. Computer on. 

50 29 05 C Roger. 

50 50 01 P Ol^y, completion of this run was at 17:^7 and we ran 

off to counter number 39- We etarted about 1 or 2. 
We ran off about 55 or 36 pictures. 



■=10 ■^^s 








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50 55 


55 


cc 


50 55 


58 


c 


50 56 


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cc 


50 56 


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c 


50 56 


55 


cc 


50 56 


1+0 


cc 






p 


50 56 


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50 56 


59 


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50 57 


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50 57 


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50 57 


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50 57 


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50 57 


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50 57 


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EERMUM 

Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 
Gemini \, Houston CAP COM- 

Roger, Gemini Go ahead with your update. 

Roger. It's \0 feet. Did you get the last one I 
gave you? 

Negative, I never got ^G-h. 

Okay. 56-14-: Ij-O t\.fsB^ forward. That's I+06. 

120 ft/sec aft at 2+31. At 25 58 08. ^1+6. Sf^S. 

Roger. Was that 2^1*6 and 8+1+5? 

Affirmtlve. 

Okay. We would like to know if you have your 
Squib Battery 1 off? 

Roger, we just bumped off. 

Okay. Fine. 

Okay. You have a valid 56-^ in your computer. Ynu 
can turn yoiir computer off. 

Okay. Computer's off. 

Okay, and if you want to — in fact, we'd like you to 
update all of yoiir Type 2 Medical Passes to Type 1. 
That'll give you a little riiore exercise. 

Okay. Very good. All Type 2's to Type 1. 

Okay, and how much has Ed been sleeping the last 
couple of hours? Can you give us a clue on that? 

Roger. Ed's only had about an hoiir nap. We're 
going to have to rearrange our sleep cycle a little 
bit, too. 

Okay. Have you felt rested with the amount of sleep 
you've got, or do you think you'll need some more? 

No, I don't think we're getting an awful lot of rest 
out of it, but on the other hand, we're not doing 
much so we're really not too tired. I think we'll 
go through this next pass, and Ed '11 go back to 
sleep again. 



255 





hi 


cc 


Okay. The other thing is, when you were doing your 
maneuvering during the first orbit, did you get 
that recorded on ycur onboard tape? 


50 57 


58 


c 


You mean on ray voice onboard tape? 


50 59 


00 


cc 


Yes. 


50 58 


02 


c 


Say again. 


50 58 


05 


cc 


Yes. Did you get any of that - did you get it re- 
corded on your onboard tape? 


50 58 


09 


c 


Roger. We got a good bit of it. 


50 58 


11 


cc 


Okay. Good. 


50 58 


IT 


cc 


Hey, we'd like you to bring your Primary 0^ pressiure 
down to 800. It ' 8 up to — we ' re reading it at 96O. 


50 58 


23 


c 


Okay. I've got 95O. We'll bring it on down. 


50 58 


25 


cc 


Okay. 


50 58 


52 


c 


Gus, on this — what's on the Voice Tape Recorder — 
they say we were tximing it on and off. So we don't 
have it all. 


50 58 


40 


cc 


Say again. 


50 58 


1+6 


cc 


Say again, Jim. 


50 58 


1^9 


c 


Say again, Houston. 


50 58 


51 


cc 


Say again. 


50 58 


5^ 


cc 


Hey, Jim. This is Gus again. Do you read Houston 
still? 


50 59 


00 


c 


I'm not reading you. 


50 39 


02 


cc 


Hey, do you want to talk to your wives next pass? 


50 59 


06 


c 


Sure. 


50 59 


08 


cc 


Okay. If you want them, we'll put them on. 


50 


57 


c 


Okay, on that last pass we took about 58 pictures 



on the Synoptic Terrain Photography, starting a 
little bit east of San Diego and until we ran into 
the cloud coverage again. We picked up with inter- 
mittent pictures as soon as we started over the 
southern part of the United States down around 
Alabama and Mississippi and on across to Florida. 
We got some very good pictures of the weather in 
that area, then we got some pictures of the air 
fields around Jacksonville. We took a couple of 



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pictures of the Cape. Probably one of the best 
pictures we got was one shooting back^ and we got 
the whole weather formtion along the coastline 
starting with Florida and going all the way back to 
Texas. A very well defined line of weather follow- 
ing closely to the coastline. Then we took sonse 
pictures of the weather formation in the State of 
Florida, aroxmd Cuba and the island area, and into 

the gvilf weather build-ups, clouds, and we 

took a couple of pictxires of the Island, some very 
good pictures. We ended up taking up 55 pictures. 

50 kO 51 CC Gemini Houston CAP COM. 

50 kO 56 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

50 58 05 C Just saw a satellite, very high, spotted away 

like a star on the ground when you see one go by. 
A long, long ways away. When I saw this satellite 
go by, we were pointed just about directly overhead. 
It looked like it was going from left to the right. 

back towards the west, so it must have been 

going from south to north. 

51 16 20 P The fix on the vent valve and the ECS 0^ was very 

cleverly fixed to take care of John's complaint that 
it vented out of scale. Now, of course, it vents 
down into the scale and causes quite a big of prob- 
lem, as everyone knows, with the oxygen. The prob- 
lem still lies in getting the in here 

51 20 11 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

51 20 22 CC Gemini k, Carnarvon CAP COM, 

51 20 31 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini k. 

51 20 55 CC Roger, read you loud and clear. I've got a long 

list of updates for you. Let me know when you're 
ready to copy. 

51 20 59 P Roger, stand by one, please. 

^1 20 h& P Go ahead. 

51 20 50 CC 55-^: 85 forward, 57 aft. &fl8. 1+11. 22 05 38. 

5+05. 8+^4-3. 

51 21 15 P Roger. 

51 21 16 CC 36-k: ho forward, 120 aft, I+06. 2+31. 23 38 08. 

2+1*8. Sri-h^. 

51 21 P Roger. 



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51 21 U5 


cc 


57-3: 85 forward, 1+1 aft. 2fl8. O+5O. 00 56 11, 


51 22 11 


r 


Roger. 


51 22 12 


CC 


38-5: 83 forward, 5^ aft, ^18. I+08. 02 50 02. 
5+00. o+M-2. 


51 22 56 


p 


Roger. 


51 22 56 


cc 


39-3: 85 forward, 68 aft, 2+l8. 1+25- Oil- 03 10. 
2+40. 8+26. 


51 23 03 


p 


Roger. 


51 23 0^4- 


CC 


34- DEUTA: d4- lorwara, fii aiL, ^rrxy. x+3vJ. 
19 27. lCH-07. 


51 23 28 


r 


Roger. 


51 23 30 


CC 


21 07 3!+. 1C>H)7. 


51 23 51 


CC 


Correction. That'll te II+30. 


51 23 57 


p 


Roger. Roger, got them. 


51 24 02 


CC 


Okay, 56-EEnrA: 81+ forward, U3 aft, &fl9. 0+55. 
22 5+0 1+2. 12+-17. 


51 2h 23 


p 


Roger. 


51 214. 2lf 


CC 


3 7- DELTA: 114. 2+25. 00 14 40. 12+22. 


51 21)- 1+-2 


p 


Roger. 


51 2l^ U3 


CC 


38-EEurA: 100. 2+07. 01 1+9 11+. ia+01. 


51 25 00 


p 


Roger. 


51 25 01 


CC 


Okay, I want to go back and check that y^~lSSl!2k. 
The GMTRC should he HI Uf and the next numDer 
Is 11+50. Did you copy that one? 


51 25 15 


p 


That's af f irnfitive. Got it. Ctot them all and 
those are good calls. 


51 25 16 


CC 


Okay, thanks. The people back In Houston would like 
some kind of a spare moment to try and describe on 
your onboard voice tape recorder everything you 
remember that happened on your first rev. 


51 25 50 


p 


Roger, we'll try to describe ever;H;hing that happened 
on the first rev on the onboard tape recorder. We've 
already done that. 


51 25 36 


CC 


Okay, very good. 


51 25 39 


p 


Roger, everything looks GO up here. 



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51 25 ^ CC Okay, it looks real good here on the ground. 

51 25 ^2 P Roger. 

51 25 i*6 C Carnarvon, Gemini k. 

51 25 J+7 CC All right, go ahead. 

51 25 ^9 C What's my latest apogee-perigee? 

51 25 51 CC I'll get you a nev one. Hold on a second. 

51 26 01 CC We have not This pass we'll get it for you. 

51 26 06 C Okay, okay, Carnarvon. 

51 26 09 CC Go ahead. 

51 26 10 C You might advise Houston that as far as we're con- 
cerned S-5 and 3-6 are coniplete. Do not do any 
more flight planning. 

51 26 19 CC Okay. Complete on the S-5 and S-6. We got that. 

51 ?6 30 CC Okay, here's your apogee-perigee: 88.1 ll;8. 7. 

51 26 to P Roger. 88.1. lh8.'J. 

51 26 h2 CC There you go. 

51 26 14-9 CC And they say you got a real low decay rate. 

51 26 52 P Roger. 

51 26 56 C It's a streamlined capsule. 

51 26 58 CC Say again. 

51 27 00 C It's a streamlined capsule. 

51 27 01 CC The fellow sitting next to you is streamlined. 

51 27 04 C Rogpr. 

51 27 12 P And I say this is a streamlined capsule. 

51 27 15 CC Roger. 

51 27 30 CC Your boss says it's incredible. 

51 27 P Rog. 

Ul 4o 06 CC Gemini 4, Hawaii. 

51 k6 18 CC Gemini h-, Hawaii CAP COM- 

51 it6 43 CC Gemini k, Hawaii CAP COM. Do you copy? 

^1 k6 kj 0 Roger, Hawaii. Gemini 4. I read you. 

51 k6 50 CC Roger. We would like to request you take a cabin 

hiimidity reading, and a hatch temperature reading. 




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51 1+7 05 


C 


Roger. Say that again, you're oscillating. 


51 h-j 09 


CC 


Roger, request a cabin humidity reading and a 
hatch temperature reading. 




kl l8 


c 


Okay, we Just finished doing that a little while 




ago. About half-way around on the night side the 
hatch temperature was b r > stana oy ana 1 XJ. 

give IrfliUDC UUllCiD* 


51 '^T 51 


cc 


Roger. 


51 ^7 56 


c 


Roger, the caoin dry duxd wa.b tii-yunu , , auu 




the wet bulb was around 6CP. Stand by and I'll 
give you the relative humidity in just a minute. 


51 1+8 28 


c 


Hawaii. That relative humidity is about 6l percent. 


51 "+8 32 


cc 


Roger. Copy 6l. 


51 1^ 35 


cc 


Also have update for your Apollo D-9 run whenever 




you re reaoy i-o t-upj^. 


51 49 11 


cc 


Gemini j nawaii. 


51 1+9 29 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Hawaii GAP COM. 


51 1+9 1+2 


cc 


Gemini ^, Hawaii CAP COM on UHF. Do you copy? 


51 1^9 58 


cc 


Gemini •+, on UHF. Do you read? 


51 50 1+2 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Hawaii GAP COM on UHF. Do you read? 


51 50 52 


cc 


Gemini 1+, on UHF. Do you copy? 


51 50 56 


c 


Gemini 1+. 


51 51 00 


cc 


Roger, I have some upoaues lor your i\poj_Lu "^yt 




Rev pp. 


55 51 00 


cc 


Standing by. Waiting until you're ready to copy. 


51 51 15 






51 51 15 


cc 


-D^^A-n Pair "^"^ -nm h- . fi"taT?"b time IQ 00 • ^-hft^ ' 6 




is sunrise. Did you copy? Over. 


51 51 50 


c 


Roger. We got them. 


51 51 52 


cc 


Also, would like to advise that you will have a 




SPADATS test on Rev 5I+ over Antigua. Your ES 
sensor should be switched on from 19 20 00 to 
19 55 00. Did you copy? Over. 


51 52 29 


cc 


Gemini Hawaii CAP COM. Did you copy them? The 




last? 




51 57 0? C It looks like over to the right about ICP 



51 57 5J+ CC Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. 

51 58 02 CC Gemini it, Houston CAP COM. 

51 58 10 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

51 58 13 P Go ahead, Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. 

51 58 17 CC We warn; both of you to drink lots more water. Do 

you read? 

51 58 29 CC Gemini h, do you read? 

51 58 51 P Roger, this is Gemini h. Reading you broken up, 

but stand by one. We're going to be running a 

51 58 46 CC 1 didn't r=ad. 

51 58 W P Roger, stand by for about five. 

51 59 53 P Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. Stand by for about 

5 minutes, we'll be working on this Apollo Tracking 
Project and we '11 be back up with you. 

51 59 hh CC Roger. 

52 01 05 C I just saw one down there 

52 01 07 P Is It real white? 

52 01 10 C No, It's not that white. 

52 01 12 P white pants. There's a lot of clouds up there. 

52 01 36 P Going over Mexico, I think 

52 02 07 . C .. 

52 02 10 P Huh? 

52 02 12 C 

52 02 1, P I never saw it over here. Look here 

52 02 29 C 

52 02 P I can't believe we missed 

52 02 56 C No, neither can I. We sure have 

52 02 4l P This looks like the area coming up on us now, Jim. 

There's the Big Bend. I believe we're passed it, 
Jim. 

52 02 53 P Yaw and let's take a picture of the Big Bend. Can 

you? Here, let me see if I can get It. 




21^1 



52 02 5^ 


c 


52 05 00 


p 


52 05 02 


c 


52 05 10 


p 


52 03 19 


p 


52 05 26 


c 


52 05 ^1 


cc 


52 03 h3 


P 


52 03 50 


P 


52 03 53 


c 


52 04 Ifl 


cc 


52 11 13 


cc 


52 U 37 


cc 


52 12 15 


cc 


52 12 27 


cc 


52 2h 00 


P 


52 24 09 


p 


52 24 10 


c 


52 24 20 


p 


52 24 25 


p 


52 24 28 


c 


52 25 00 


p 



All right. See if you can pick up 

I'm going to track on the — see that white spot up 
there along the coast? 

I think this is Corpvifl Christl coming up here. Over 
there, you might be able to pick up an air field 
down there. 

Yes. 

that white spot down there. 

Gemini 4, Gemini 4, this is Hoiiston CAP COM. Do 
you read? 

Roger, stand by, please. 

All right but not too 



Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. Do you read? 

Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 

C-emlni 4, Houston CAP COM. 

Cremlni 4, Houston CAP COM. 

Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 

Is it clear? 

Let's try to get those this time. 

If you're tired, I'll give you some help. 

I got a lot of the horizon over here. You might 
roll back to the left a little bit. 

Now, there's the horizon — that's what the horizon 
does. You can't see it now, but the horizon changes 
between sunset and sunrise. Quite a bit. 

As a matter of fact. I want to take a picture of 
this. 

I took a picture with the long lena to show how 
the horizon changes between sunset and sunrise. 



52 25 07 C Okay. 

52 25 09 P Yes. You got it? 

52 25 10 C That's what I was going to do. 

52 25 17 P 



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I 



52 25 18 


c 






52 25 20 


p 


?^n, I can't see anything now. 




52 25 33 


cc 


Gemini Houston CAP COM. 




52 25 ^0 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 




52 25 ^3 


p 


Felt that? 




z>d. eo 


p 


Yes, that rea3J,y wipes me out. Very, very . . . 










52 25 51 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. Over. 




52 25 59 


cc 


Gemini h, Hoiiston CAP COM. 




52 26 03 


c 


How is the horizon? 




52 26 05 


p 


The horizon's not bad. 




52 26 07 


p 


How is it supposed to he, — we're 


supposed to be 


52 2d l4- 


cc 


Giimini h, Houston CAP COM. 




52 2d 17 








52 26 27 


cc 


Gecdni h, Houston CAP COM- 




52 26 45 


p 


Look at those stars. 




52 26 1*6 


cc 


Gemini ^, Houston CAP COM. Over. 




52 26 kQ 


p 


How do you like that stuff? 




52 26 55 


p 


Got a yaw, now roll right. 




52 27 00 


c 


There's something wrong. 




52 27 05 


p 


I hate to tell you, Jim. I can ' t 


recognize any of 






them. 




52 27 09 


p 


Okay, I've got the Now, roll over to the 






right. 




52 27 17 


cc 


Gemini ^, Houston CAP COM. 




52 27 28 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 




52 27 32 


p 


Okay. Shoot some pictures. 




52 27 ^1 


c 


, Ed. 




52 27 ^7 


p 


Okay, I 




52 27 W 


cc 


Gemini k, Hoxaston CAP COM. 




52 27 52 


p 


Look down below. 




52 28 05 


p 


I'll pitch up, Jim. 






C.O oft 

jd. dSJ 


ri7 
u / 




-LT, s going up nowi 


c,o oft 






Liou x-o go lasuer. -lu s going up iasT>er unaji we are 


SO oft 






^<l?n■Tn^ k Hriiict r^n PAP POM rK7»T« 








ncjw s Liiat 1 ±s iL gulug -Losi.'er* 


52 28 


21 


p 




5? 28 




c 




52 28 


29 


p 


I want you to yaw, pitch back down. 


52 28 


31 


c 


You want me to pitch down now? 


52 28 


55 


p 


No, not till I get there. 


52 28 


41 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 


52 29 


00 


p 


Okay, start pitching down. 


52 29 


04 


c 


Is that enough? 


CO OQ 


"1 


p 


iio. — les. 


52 29 


41 


c 


How are we doing? 


52 29 


43 


p 


Okay. 


52 29 


57 


p 


If I could find the horizon, I got it hacked. I 
got the star, and I got the "blue filter on. It cut 
everything out except my star, pretty well. But I 
haven't got down to the horizon yet. 


52 30 


26 


p 


This thing, I think, could do with an eye stahili- 
zation. 


52 30 


29 


c 


Yes, I think it can too, Ed. I said that 

looked like ..... too." 


52 50 


41 


c 


Hey, am I down too low? I've got a lot of horizon 
in ray window. 


52 30 


45 


p 


No, I think that pitch is right. 


52 31 


09 


c 




52 31 


18 


p 


Okay, I'm ready to start taking a measurement here 
in a minute. 


52 31 


26 


p 


Okay, when I put the blue filter on, the horizon is 
gone. 


52 31 


56 


c 


You are right! It's this blue filter. 


52 31 


41 


p 


Right. 


52 51 


43 


c 


How about the green filter? 



'j2 5i P Right r. )w, t: th 3f them. I "hi].K it';; 3:1.-:. a dn-k 

night. 

52 31 55 P The green filtfir I ha-/° cut out. >st of the aii- 

glow. 

52 51 57 P It leaves me a little tiny band. And it's pretty 

hard to measure from. 

52 52 07 C Why don't you get that band and see what kind of 

angles you get? 

52 52 09 P Well, I want to try. I don't think I oxjght to use 

that filter. 



52 52 12 


C 


Nope. 




52 52 Ih 


P 


Not yet. 




52 52 16 


C 


Why don't you do a, say^ after it went 


out. 


52 52 19 


P 


WeVJ , Jt,':i r.urb a little bit, iL 's alTnost ... 




52 52 35 


c 


Yes, tlie alrgii'W is pretty dirri. ilot flowing 
much, is itT 


very 


52 52 55 


P 


No, 




52 52 38 


P 


I've been taking some rceasurements on the horizon 


52 55 58 


p 


Okay. 




52 53 ^0 


p 


The star went out the top of the ..... 





52 55 48 C The star went out the top. I couldn't hold it any- 

more- 

52 55 50 C "^kay, you want me to do the next one then? 

52 53 53 P No, let rae try one more hack at it. 

52 53 57 C That will hold, maybe a lit^^le better. 

52 3^+ 02 P We found out that the filters aren't too good. 

52 5^ 05 C Yes, I planned on playing a lot around with the 

filters, just themselves when you were sleeping. 
The next thing I was going to do, I was Just going 
to get the sextant out and play with the filters 
and stuff. 

52 3^ 26 C 

52 3U 51 P I'm taking my helmet off. 

52 3i^ i+8 C Yes 

52 36 25 C How you doing? 




52 57 05 c v*>,f,t? 

52 57 36 C Got them yet': 

52 57 kO C What? 

52 57 h2 C Okay, what was that question again? I can't hear 

very well. 

52 58 55 C Gus? 

52 58 58 C Okay, go ahead V/hat Is it? Now tell me wh£.t 

they are. 

52 59 12 C Tell me what they are, now. 

52 59 17 C Okay, start with the third reading. 

52 59 57 C 11:27- What? 

52 itO 00 C Is it okay for you? 

52 UO ll.2 C I think that's true. 

52 hi 20 CO Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

52 hi 25 CO Gemi,ni h, Houf^ton CAP CONL 

52 h\ 50 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

52 hi 57 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

52 hi h2 C You're taking yoTir helmet off and the clear filter. 

Right? 

P 

52 hi 55 C What is It, Ed? 

F 

52 hi 56 CC C-emlni h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

52 hi 57 C What was it? 

P l£Oth. 

52 h2 08 C You want the ' e down? You want to go to 

We're Yau thinli it might help? 

P 

52 h2 10 CC Gemini 14-, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

52 h2 29 CC Gemini 1+, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

52 h2 50 C Yo\i okay, huh? 

52 h2 hh CC Gemini h, Eoustor CAP COM. Over. 

52 ^2 55 C That help you? 



2Vj 



52 ^"j 


06 


cc 


GcT.inl 4, Houston CAP COM. Owr. 


52 ^5 


07 


c 


Say again l6 minutes. 


52 


12 


c 


Okay now. Use that curve. 


52 43 


19 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


52 45 


25 


c 


Use that curve for Yaw right? Left or right? 


52 45 


31 


cc 


Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM- Over. 


52 44 


00 


c 


You're using Arcturus, instead. 


52 44 


05 


c 


It isn't a simple task, is it? 


52 44 


19 


c 


How 're we doing? 


52 44 


2h 


c 


You okay? 


52 44 


43 


c 




52 44 


57 


c 


Hello. 


52 45 


07 


c 


Want me to pitch down? 


52 45 


55 


c 


MAIUC! 


52 46 


05 


p 


Yaw to the left. 


5*2 46 


47 


c 


Boy, there's a nice horizon out there now. The 
moo*i is spttincT and thp pitcIow Tpv#='y* nfiH "hVio 


5? 47 


25 


c 


MARK! 


52 47 


54 




34:28 1/2. Approximately 


52 47 


57 


c 


VTiat? 


52 46 


09 


p 


It was planned. 


52 48 


11 


c 


Why do y^u put a question mark after it? 


52 48 


15 


c 


You iiQf* 't'Vi*^ iiTt^rii^iir <^1"fty**^ 


■^2 ' 8 


26 




T ^ V- p 'r^'f..-^^ 


'^2 i+8 


J J 


n 


xavv j_tri L* • — icLW _Ltri- 




51 


L 


now s that . 


52 49 


25 


c 


What? 


52 49 


31 


C 


What are you talking ahout? Is that what it was? 
Did you get the reading? 


52 49 


49 


C 


Centauri^ Go! 


52 4o 


57 


c 


Any star we co'ild find would be a good deal. 


52 50 


02 


c 


Ready to yaw around to the right? 




50 15 


L 


i:; ^"^igll Kentauri? 


5<i 


p 


get avay an attitude. 


52 50 ^ 


C 


The one farthest away. Klgix Jven^auri 


52 50 50 


C 


Golly. How do they expect 


52 51 ^5 


c 


What? 


52 52 26 


c 


Why don't you take one of the Southerri Cross stars, 




then? 


52 52 51 


c 




52 55 01+ 


c 


What? - Well, I think when we finish the flight 




work .... 


oil. 

52 5^ £:'+ 


p 


Are there anv known stars out there close to the 




horizon? 


52 55 51 


c 


Yes 


52 55 58 


c 


Are there any stars close to the horizon? 


52 5^ ^5 


c 


The green filter is the best? 


52 57 ^+9 


cc 


Gemini CRO. 


52 57 ^+9 




Gemini 4, CRO CAP COM. 


52 58 02 


cc 


Gemini h, CRO CAP COM. 


52 58 12 




Gemini h, CRO. Do you read? It liiks like we're 




losing some power leads. Will you push them down 
on your chest. Push them down. 


C^fl "ZA 

52 50 50 




Anfi if von read, jzive me from the cryogenic 




gage , , Quantity Read Switch. 


52 58 58 


cc 


Roger. Got that. 


52 58 59 


cc 


Okay. Standing wave looks much better now. 


55 00 57 


c 


Ed thinks that you need to to control the 




spacecraft for angles over 20P . On the same token, 
I noticed you were going tnrougn some preuTiy Dig 
gyrations 


55 01 ih 


c 


Yes, because you're left 


55 01 20 


c 


If you got time, we've got one more for you. 


55 05 09 


c 




52 05 lJ+ 


c 


The blue filter cuts the whole horizon out. 


55 05 22 


c 


The blue filter. 




55 05 


i+5 


c 


27. What? 


55 Oh 


05 


c 


What did you hear that time? 


55 0^ 


21 


c 


No filter the first time, right? 


55 

55 01^ 


55 

58 


c 

c 


Got a battery Got another 

Right, Ed? 


55 05 


15 


c 


Ed, turn the ACME power supply off. 






c 




55 06 


50 


p 


Got Gemini? No. 


55 06 


58 


p 


testers on. 


55 11 




cc 


Gemini 4, CSQ CAP COM. Do you copy? 


53 11 


52 


cc 


We have a good oral count. We have a good oral 
count. 


53 12 


03 


cc 


Start your blood pressure and stand by for Surgeon 
on your HF, 


53 12 


09 


c 


Roger. 


55 12 


n 


s 


Gemini 4, this is Surgeon. On your blood pressure. 


55 12 


11+ 


c 


Pressure coming up on the teraperatur-*. 


?3 1*^ 


1/ 


C! 

o 


Roger. We got your temp. 








xuu i^e D-LOCKeo. ouT^. oa.y dgcLxn. 


55 12 


2k 


s 


Roger, we got your temp, and we now have a full- 
scale on your cuff. 


55 12 


57 


s 


Gemini 4, do you read? 


55 12 


IfO 


c 


You're blocked out. Say again, please. 


53 12 


42 


s 


Gemini 4, this is Surgeon. We have got a tempera- 
tvire and now have a full-scale on your cuff. 


53 12 


k6 


c 


Roger. 


55 13 


20 


s 


Gemini 4, this is Surgeon. We received your blood 
pressure, and you can start y r exercise on yoior 
mark. 


55 15 


54 


s 


Gemini 4, do you read? 


55 15 
53 15 


42 


c 


CSQ Surgeon, Gemini 4, blood pressure 


47 


s 


Gemini 4, Surgeon. You're broken. Would you say 
again? 


55 15 


51 


c 


Surgeon, did you get a good blood pressure? 



'^3 13 


52 


S 


Roger. rt'e got a good blood pressure. You can start 
yo^xr f-xercise on your ra&rk. 


!33 1^ 


19 


S 


Gemini k, Surgeon. Do you read? 


55 1^ 


22 


c 


Roger, Gemini h. Did you get a good blood pressure? 


53 1^ 


2^ 


s 


Roger. We got a good blood pressure. You can start 
your exercise on your mrk. 


53 1^ 


51 


c 


Roger. He has already started and will be sending 
you his blood pressure in a moment. 


55 1^ 


55 


s 


Roger. 


55 


41 


c 


He's finished. 


55 l'^ 


^3 


s 


Roger. He's stopped. Okay, we'll have a blood 
pressure. 


55 15 


06 


s 


Gemini k. Surgeon. We have both fiill-scale on cuff. 




.1 L 


c 


Rocer. 






s 


Pilot, this is Surgeon. Chuck Berry says no reason 
not to get 8 hours If you so desire. Do you read? 


55 J-5 


50 






55 15 


i^5 


c 


Can we now hold it off on our Right now and 

we got a little off on oiir We'll try to pick 

up tine scnecLVLLe ELno. gco utit-iv uu ±0* 


55 15 




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55 15 


55 


C 


little after 28 hours elapsed time 


55 16 


05 


S 


We now have a valid blood pressure. We would like • 
to have a detailed eating, drinking, and sleep re- 

TkrkT*+* -Vv*n,m -hVio nr\mmfinri P"fTot. T>lease. 




18 




Suri^eon this As Command Pilot. 


-LD 


PI 


q 








n 

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■ ■ * * ■ 1 1 1 ) 1 f T< f 1 Jfc/ Illjr J-CfcO U « • • • • • 


55 l6 


58 


s 


You are broken. How many gulps of water, please? 


55 16 


r4 


c 


About 25- 


55 l6 


58 


s 


Roger. 25. 


55 17 


05 


s 


How about sleep? 


55 17 


11 


c 


Roger 


55 17 


12 


s 


Roger. Would you repeat your eating? Did you say 



finished A-1 and the first part of A-2'i 



250 

55 1? 5^ S Ger^ni k, Surgeon, CSQ burgeon. ■.•/ould you repeat 

your eating? 

55 21 21 P I'd like to comment a little on the sextant. Its 

use in a cramped spacecraft is very diiTicult, 
particularly with the helmet on. I finally decided 
it was going to be useless with your Helmet on to 
try to take the angles that the stars, that were 
being called for, required. So I took my helmet 
off. This gave me a little more flexibility in 
using it, but still I was limited to angles of about 
20 to 23° without maneuvering the spacecraft. What 
would happen if the star would be out out by the 
upper part of the window. Now, by more frequent 
and liberal maneuvering of the spacecraft you could 
maneuver it so that you Vio.ve the long axis of the 
window in your tracking plane. We were somewhat 
limited by fuel and we didn't choose to maneuver in 
this manner. We used Pulse Mode, too, without a 
lot of maneuvers. The stars that were selected for 
that run were ones that had rather high angles \.o 
the horizon and, therefore, were very difficult to 
get. We finally decided to go ahead and get the 
stars a little closer to the horizon. I ran a 
couple on Canopus and a couple of others, as you'll 
notice. The blue filter seemed to block out the 
horizon totally; T didn't have any horizon when I 
used that. Our horizon image probably is not as 
good when there is moonlight. The green filter, 
though, gave me what I would consider a little 
clearer horizon than I had with no filter at all. 
I felt there was not a difficulty in making these 
measurements with either the green or clear filter. 
Still, the horizon is not very well defined and you 
have to kind of standardize yourself and measure on 
the same part of the horizon that you did before to 
get some type of a standard measurement. To me it 
was easier to measure with no filter to the top of 
the alrglcw. With the green filter I liked to 
measure the bottom of the airglow. 

55 51 35 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

53 51 ^ CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

55 51 57 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 

53 32 00 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini h. 




53 32 


05 


cc 


H'^^Rer, .in We would like to ge . a readout on yoirr 
0A>'>3 scvorce pressure, temperature, and your quantity 


55 52 


2h 


c 


The GAMS source temperature is 6CP and the pressure 
is a little below 2000. 


55 52 


55 


cc 


Hoger. what about the quantityi 


55 52 


59 


c 


Quantity is reading out '^0 1/2 percent. 


55 52 


45 


CG 


Roger. When are one of you going to sleep? 


55 52 


50 


C 




55 52 


55 


CC 


Say again. 


55 52 


55 


c 


It will be about h 


55 52 


58 


cc 


You're cutting out. 


53 55 


12 


cc 


Geralnl h, hold your switch down a little bit longer. 
You're cutting out. 


55 53 


20 


c 


Roger. 


53 55 


28 


cc 


We are only getting yoiir first word, Jim. 


55 53 


52 


c 


Okay? 


55 55 


58 


cc 


I can't say that's okay. 


55 55 


J+2 


c 


Okay? 


55 55 


1^5 


cc 


Okay. That came through good. 


53 55 


55 


cc 


Have you really decided who's going to go to sleep 
first? 


55 55 


58 


c 


Yes, Ed is. 


53 3^ 


00 


cc 


Ed is. Ok.'iv. Ar:d -i>out when will he go to sleep? 


55 5^ 


05 


c 


About another 50 minutes. 


55 5^ 


07 


cc 


Okay. That's fine. 


55 55 


58 


cc 


Hey, Jim, did you see that tropical storm off 
California? 


55 35 




c 


Yes, I did. 


55 55 


h6 


cc 


It's a fiill-blown tropical stom they tell me now. 


53 35 


hS 


c 


Well, there were a lot of clouds 


53 55 


55 


cc 


Did you log IFR? 


55 35 


56 


c 




55 55 


58 


cc 


You're cutting out again. 



S"^ oo 
'-^ 


c 


Okay. Must be that microphone. 


55 36 05 


c 


I say, clouds run a third of the way between Hawaii 
and California. 


53 36 1^+ 


cc 


And you say clouds from about a third of the way 
from Hawaii to California and what was the last? 


55 56 19 


c 


And they stop abruptly at the coastline. 


53 56 25 


cc 


Roger. That's stopped abruptly. 


53 56 


cc 


Hey, Jim, would you press on yoiir External Tempera- 
ture again, please. 


53 57 05 


c 


Does that help any? 


55 57 05 


cc 


Yes, that looks better. 


53 57 08 


cc 


You're still alive. 


53 37 11 


c 


wise gxiy. 


55 57 ^ 


cc 


Hey, Jim. 


53 37 51 


c 


Yes. 


5^ "=57 55 


cc 


Christ Just told Joke A, 


55 57 56 


c 


This is a real dilly, isn't it? 


55 57 59 


c 


I thought it was going to be my turn to tell Joke A, 


55 58 19 


cc 


We will go ahead with S when you can stand it. 
CSQ 


51^ 41^ 35 


cc 


computer on and also give \is your Quantity 

Read Switch OFF. 


5U 1^5 06 


cc 


Gemini 4, CSQ. Would you check your main batteries 
and give us a GO or r:0-jO on your mains? For a 
. » . • • or one 


4-p _LD 


n 




5I+ if5 52 


cc 


(jemini 4-, be acivxseci T^nai^ ixxui- i_ciii .bcruu 11J.0 i3j.u 
med data pass over Hawaii, the next Rev. 


5if U6 02 


c 


Gemini 4. Roger. 


54 46 12 


cc 


Roger. Gemini, what was your status for CX)- NO-GO, 


54 46 19 


c 


48. 


5i- 46 20 


cc 


Roger. 



255 



5^ ^1-6 21 C J-.st a second. I'll give you the battery status. 

<^k U6 Zk CC H:.pe.-. 

h6 % CC Be advised^ you can turn your computer and Quantity 
Read Switch OFF. 

5I+ 1+6 59 CC I have just upd;:ited yoxir computer with a now 

load. I have yoiir back-up quantities. Would you 
prepare to copy? 

51+ k'J 10 C Roger, stand hy just a moment. 

5U J+7 J)h C Gemini h, with the battery data. 

5I4. k^ 56 CC Go ahead. 

54 kj 37 C Roger. The adapter batteries are all fine, staying 

at 2^, the asain battery are - juat a second, the 
adapter batteries — the adapter batteries are 2- to 
2 1/2 at 2lf. The main batteries at 9 and 22 l/2. 

54 lv7 57 CC Roger. 

5I1 k6 05 CC Roger. Are you prepared to copy your backup 

guidance quantities? 

54 46 10 C Stand by J^Oot a moment. 

54 hQ 12 CC Roger, we're GO here. I'm going to change your TR 

to a hQ-1. 

kS 20 C Roger. 

54 1*8 26 C Have a go with your guidanct- quantities? 

sU 1*8 29 CC Roger. Area 36- i*: h hO and 120 j I+06. 2^3^- 

23 Hours, 58:08. 2^h&. 8+1+1+. 5o-^ without ma- 
neuver, GMPRC 25 31 59- 7+5O- 1^^2. 

14.9 2h C Roger, have received 36-1+ with and without 0A^B. 

1+9 50 CC Roger, the GMTRC for yo\ir 1*8-1 is 3 days, 17 hours, 
20 minutes, I8 seconds. 

-fj hb J Roger, 

514. lj.9 51 c Could you give me a G.m. t. time hack, please? 

5I+ 1^9 55 CC Roger, on my mark it will be 22 hoiirs 07 minutes - 

about a minute. 

5I* 50 11 CC We still have indications that your AC power is ON. 
5I* 50 16 C Roger, I think it is, 

3h 50 22 CC Be advised, also, that we have some 13-9, Delta 9, 

Experiment data for you. 





5^+ "50 


on 


c 


Roger, stiind by luitil I get "time Yt&Sv.. 




^2 
J'- 


CC 


We''*''" ff'oincr to havp an LOS. I believe. I'll 1ft 
Hawaii give you a G.ra. t. time hack. I think we'll 
have LOS before you can copy. 




U7 


c 


you give me the hack. 


5I+ 50 


I19 


cc 


Okay, about 10 seconds. 3>2,1. 


50 


05 


cc 


MARK! 22 hours 07:00. 


51+ 51 


07 


c 


I got the nark. 


5^ 51 


09 


cc 


Okay, D-9- Are you prepared to copy? 


51+ 51 


30 


cc 


Gemini 4, CSQ. We've had TCM LOS. I'll advise 
Hawaii to s* d you the Delta 9 Experiment Data. 

HAWAII 


cli ell 






Liemxui tiawaii \jt\ir uum. 


5U 55 


05 


CC 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM, do you copy? 


5U 55 


08 


c 


Roger, Hawaii. Gemini h. Loud and clear. 


54 55 




cc 


Roger, I have your D-9 information. Are you ready 
to copy? 


5i* 55 


19 


c 


Roger, go ahead. 


5l^ 55 


21 


cc 


Rvui 2: Start 22 4-5 00. End 25 22 00. Use sched- 
uled filter setting. Did you copy? Over. 


5it 55 




c 


I copied the time, 22:4-5 and 25:22. What was the 
experiment? 


51^ 55 


48 


cc 


This is D-9, rim 2. Use scheduled filter settings. 
Did you copy? Over. 


5U 55 


57 




Cau'L L*.'--, the Pil.,L going to be asleep. 


5i^ 56 


05 


cc 


Roger, \mderstand. Pilot will be asleep during this 
period. 


51^ 56 


09 


c 


That's affirmative. 


5*^ 56 


12 


cc 


Roger. Hawaii standing by. 




GUAYMAS 



55 06 00 


cc 


Gemini 4, Guayrras CAP COM. 


55 06 12 


cc 


Gemini h, GuayrtHS CAP COM. 


55 o6 23 


cc 




55 06 57 


C 


Guayraas, this is Gemini Go ahead. 


55 06 59 


CC 


Roger, we got your ground-to-ground here. I got a 
map update for you. Ready to copy? 


55 07 n 


c 


Guayraas, Gemini Be advised that I've got my 
helmet off, and I can't read you. 


55 07 17 


cc 


Roger. Roger. 


55 07 20 


c 


Do you have anything important to tell me? 


55 07 25 


cc 


I Juat wanted to give you a map update 

Negative. 


55 07 28 


c 


Okay, stand by one and let me get a pencil. I can 
still hear through the headset. Just a minute. 


55 07 J+6 


c 


Okay, go ahead with your map update. 


55 07 W 


cc 


Roger, Rev 56, ascending node, the time 25+18, 
longitude 82° East. 


55 08 07 


c 


Okay, understand that was Rev 56. 


55 08 11 


cc 


That's affirmative. 


55 08 1*^ 


c 


i. m good lor i±j.l.o — ascenaing riuue wdb jLasu. 


55 08 22 


cc 


82 East. 


55 08 2h 


c 


Roger, 82 East. Thank you. 


55 08 26 


cc 


Roger, we'll see you tomorrow. 


^5 08 pp. 


c 


Okee-doke. Next time I'll ■■■•-^ ' ..■ hat on, 
hear what you're saying. 


55 08 55 


cc 


Rogt.-r. 

HAWAII 


58 Qk \h 


cc 


You look good here on the ground, Gemini h. 


58 Ok 17 


c 


Roger. Everything looks good up here, too. 


58 oi+ 19 


cc 


Roger. Roger. 




'jQ Ok 




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'jQ Ok 




c 


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58 05 


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58 05 


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58 05 


58 


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58 07 


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G^mliii 4, Hawaii CAP COM. 
Go ahead. 

Roger. I have a k&-l load for you, if you will 
turr. on yoiir computer. 

Okay. Stand by. 

My computer's on. 

Roger, computer. With your load. Here it comes. 

You have a valid kS-l load. 

Okay I didn't get a DCS light. 

Did I copy, you iid? 

Negative. I did not. 

You did not get a DCS light. 

Gemini k, Hawaii CAP COM. 

Gemini k, Hawaii CAP COM. 

Hawaii, Gemini k. I can't read you. 

Roger. If you can read, t^um your coraputer off. 

Roger. I never could ^et that DCS light on that. 
I'll put the computer off. 

Roger. 

Gemini k, this is Hawaii transmitting in the blind. 
We have information on your Pegasus time: 01 39 00. 
Yaw - QP, pitch up - 605 slightly to your right, 
heads up 5OO nautical miles. I repeat again. In 
the blind, Hawaii transmitting, 01 59 00, Pegasus, 
Yaw - OP , pitch up - 6OP , slightly to your right, 
heads up, JOG na^'-ical miles. 

NBC-2 and -3 were placed OFF at 02:28. 

What time? 

Okay, 02:25- Correct that 28 to 02:25. 

Those are the Himalayas, I'm quite sure, having 

seen Gordo's picture that he took. It was such a 

good one. I believe we took — Oh, oh, we took a 

sunset picture of the 

Right. 



'9 2^; 1" ? '^1- ;ust .--aw another satellite. Hf» hasn't- ;iescribed 

it t , yoT he did the ''ther 'i.e. Tr.ls was at 
I'.i^'J. Tfiat. wasn'^ right. Corre that to 02:37 
or 3S. 

59 25 50 P This jne was a lot farther away than the one intended 

for us. He tried to get a picture of it. 

59 25 55 P Did you get a picture? 

59 2^+ 00 P Yes, he took a picture of it with the power tele- 

scopic lens. 

59 16 r It came by on ray side. The sun was smack dab in the 

window. I couldn't see anything. 

59 2k 21 P Well, I saw a white ball. Jim says this is about 

what it looked like. Kind of a white ball. I saw 
part of the white ball. 

59 25 21 CC Gemini h, C3Q CAP COM. Would you turn your computer 

ON for a h8-l preretro update— 

59 25 59 P Gemini k, with the computer on. 

59 25 h2 CC Say again, Gemini h. You're broken. 

59 25 56 CC Be advised that you have a critical tape dump and a 

Medical Data Pass Type 1 ''^r the Command Pilot over 
the RKV this pass. 05 hours 1^+ minutes. 

59 26 10 P Type 1 for the Command Pilot over RKV. 

59 26 17 P This Is Gemini h. 

59 26 20 CC Roger. Go ahead, Gemini 4. 

59 26 21 P Gemini h. The Command Pilot is awake now. We will • 

be standing by for the medical task to run a make- 
up on the medical stuff. 

59 26 51 CC Gemini h, you're broken. Say again last. 

59 26 55 P Roger. The Pilot is awake now. We'll be standing 

by for a medical type pass the flight plan. 

59 26 CC Roger. I'll pass the word back to HoustOiT, 

59 26 49 CC Be advised at 58 hours 10 minutes, about an hour 

ago, you surpassed the total elapsed time of all 
the U.S. >5anned Space Flights. Our congratulations I 

59 27 02 P Roger. Understand, have surpassed total 

elapsed time of Manned Space Flights of the United 
States. 

59 27 10 CC Roger. 





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Roger. 

This is Gemini 4 again. I saw another satellite 
up there. 

Roger, go ahead. 

We saw another satellite about - it was 02:58 when 
I saw the thing and it was much farther away than 
the other one th^t I saw. I tried taking a picture 
of it. I think 1" might have it on our 200- ran lens. 

Roger, good show. 

I'm afraid this one was way too far away to show 
any detail. 

Roger. 

Roger. I'm going to send you a Gemini load. Would 
you watch your DCS light for reception this time? 

Did you get a light? 

Roger. We got a light. It was turned down last 
time; guess that's why I didn't see it. 

Be advised you have a new 48-1 TR time and load. 
I have your backup guidance quantities. Are you 
prepared to copy? 

After the 48-1 copy, also have a block of CIA and 
PLA data. 

Roger. Go ahead- 
Okay. 48-1: 142. 5+08. 17 20 00. 2+55. 81-49. 
You got that one? 

Affirmative. l42. 5+CC. 17 20 00. 2+55. &*.49. 
Roger. 

Okay. For your PLA and CLA uixiate: Area 40-5: 
this is a split bTim. 56 forward, 120 aft. 1+54. 
^50. 05 58 10. 2y^(3. 8^52. Area 41-DELTA: 85. 
l+4l. 06 30 09. 8+58. 15+01. Area 42-2: 90. 
1+52. 08 06 26. 6+52. 11+59- How's it going? 

I'm poing pretty good. Your 4l-D, you were garbled. 
I ccoldn't read that but I got the rest of it, thotigh. 

Let me go back and pick up 41-DELTA: AV 83. l+4l. 
06 50 09. 8+58. 15+01, Did you get it that time? 



Yj 51 


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P 


I M ■iced ou* aga::. that ii;e- Cnt out. 


59 51 


(>9 


cc 


Roger. I'll ssxy again. ^^l-DELTA: 65. 50:0-^^. 
af53. ItrfOl. 


59 51 


26 


nc 


Gij ahead. 


59 31 


57 


cc 
p 


You can tarn your conputer OFF. 


59 51 




cc 
p 


Gexlnl 4, CSQ. You can turn yom- computer OFF. 


59 51 


51 


cc 


Roger- 


59 50 


55 


cc 


Did you get the 41-DELTA? 






cc 


Gemini 4. RKV CAP COM 


59 58 


52 


cc 


Gemini 4, RJvT CAP COM. 


59 58 


5if 


p 


RKV, Creralni 4, 


59 58 


58 


cc 


Roger. We have a valid temperature on the Pilot. 
Go ahead with the blood pressure. 


59 59 


02 


c 


RKV, Geriini 4. 


59 59 


05 


cc 


Gemini 4, RKV. Did you copy? 


59 59 


UO 


cc 


Gemini 4, RKV. We have not received your blood 
pressure as yet. 


59 59 


i^5 


c 


RKV, Gemini 4. 


59 59 


51 


cc 


Okay. We show the blood pressure starting to corne 
up. 


59 59 


59 


s 


Gemini 4, RKV Surgeon. The cuff is full-scale. 


60 00 


26 


s 


All right, Gemini 4. We have a good, blood pressure 
Give me a mark on your exercise. 


60 00 


44 


p 


RKV, Gemini 4. 


60 00 


47 


s 


Gemini 4, RKV. 


60 00 


49 


p 


Roger. Did you get the blood pressure? 


60 00 


52 


s 


Afflrmetive. We have the blood pressure. Give us 
a ta&rk when you're ready for your exercise. 


60 01 


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RKV, Gemini 4. 



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09 


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Ger.lni , RKV. 


60 01 


10 


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Are you getting the oral teniperatiire -.r.d the blood 
pressure*; 


60 01 


19 


S 


We have the oral tenip and we have the blood pressure 


60 01 


25 


s 


Gemini h. 


60 01 


25 


s 


Gemini 4, we have the oral temp and the blood 
pressure. 


to 01 




s 


Do you copy? 


60 01 


45 


p 


RKV, Gemini k. 


60 01 


49 


s 


Gemini h, RKV. Do you read? 


60 01 


52 


p 


RKV, Gemini k is reading you 5 square. 






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x\oger> "c uave one ^emp ana une uxouu pressure. 
Give us a nark when you start your exercise. 


60 02 


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60 05 


12 


s 


Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. We're waiting your blood 
pressure. 


60 05 


16 


p 


Roger, coming at you. 


60 05 




s 


Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. Can you pump that one more 
time? 


60 05 


49 


p 


Roger. 


60 03 


55 


s 


Cuff is fvai-scale. 


60 o4 


12 


s 


Gemini 4, we have a good blood pressure. Can you 
give me your food, water, and sleep report? 


60 04 


26 


s 


Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. Do you read? 


60 oh 


29 


p 


Roger. Gemini h reads you. 


60 Ol^ 


53 


s 


Standing by for your food, water, and sleep report 


60 04 


38 


c 


Roger. This is the Command Pilot 


60 15 


25 


p 


Both Kleenex container zippers failed. They split 
open from the bottom below the zipper so that the 
zipper is no longer effective in the container. 


60 20 


58 


p 


Started the D-8 run at 05:35. 


60 21 


09 


p 


Position two. 


60 21 


10 


c 


Yes. 


60 22 


15 


p 


Position 3J I believe I was in position 2 for 



2 minutes. 




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P Position -'f. 

P Position i,>. 

P Position 6, complete for test, D-8, for the 4tli run 
and completed at 03:4l. 

CC Gemini k, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

CO Gemini k, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

P k. 

CC Gemini k, this is Houston. We are not reading. 

Houston in the hlind. Pilot be ready for Medical 
Data Type 1 at CSQ. Acquisition time: 04:l6. 
I say again. Medical Data Type 1 for Pilot at CSQ. 
Acquisition: 04:l6. Houston, over. 

P Roger, Houston. Gemini k. Got your message. 

CC Roger. Read you loud and clear that time. 

P Roger. Reading you five sqmre, also. 

CC Good. Did you read me at Ascension? 

P Negative, I heard so very faint, hut evidently you 
couldn't read me, and I couldn't get anything that 
you said. Be advised now that the Coraraand Pilot is 
going down to sleep. He should be asleep for the 
next 4 to 6 hours. 

CC Understand. Command Pilot's asleep. Should be 
asleep for the next 4 to 6 hours. Very good. 

CC Be ready to give the food and water report for both, 
of you over the CSQ if you have time. 

P Roger, will- do. 



COASTAL SEHTRY QUEBEC 



CC Gemini 4, CSQ. Turn your Quantity Read Switch ON 
for about 15 seconds. 

CC After we finish with the Aero-Med Pass, we want to 

pass up some more of the CLA and PIA data. We have 
a good oral temp on the Pilot. Stand by for Surgeon. 

S Gemini Pilot, this is Surgeon. 

S Gemini, this is Surgeon. 








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61 00 


19 


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Roger, CSQ Surgeon. Gemini h. 


61 00 


22 


s 


Roger,. Pilot. We have a good temperature for you. 
We re ready lor your Dxooa pressure. 


61 00 


56 


s 


Cu-ii Is ruJ.x-scaxe. 


61 01 


24 


s 


Gemini, this is Surgeon. We got a valid blood pres- 
sure. Start the exercise on your mark. 


61 01 


35 


p 




61 01 


4o 


s 


Gemini, this is Surgeon. May I speak to the Command 
Pilot, please? 


61 02 


02 


p 


Be advised the Command Pilot is asleep. 


61 02 


06 


s 


Command Pilot is asleep. Roger. 


61 02 


01 


s 


Roger, ve've got a full-scale on your "blood presstire. 


61 05 


03 


3 


Gemini, Surgeon. Your blood pres"Bure*8 valid. Can 
I have a readout on your food and water at this time? 


61 03 


15 


P 


Roger, coming with a report on the Pilot. The last 



meal the Pilot had was the second day, the fourth 
meal. I've had 9 swallows of water, and I'm feel- 
ing great. The Command Pilot, 5 the third day, and 
the no. 1 meal, he had the defecation bag and has 
had about 20 swallows of water. The Pilot is 



getting ready to eat Meal 5-1 at the present time. 
S Roger. Stand by. 

CC Gemini, CSQ CAP COM. T\rm your Quantity Read Switch 
OFF. 

CC Are you prepared to copy CLA? 

CC We won't have time to go through the entire list. 

I want to give you a one CLA. The next one coming 
up. 

P Roger- 

CC Okay. CLA l^O-DELTA: 1+4?. Oif 57 I6. lOfO?. 

Did you copy, Gemini? 

CC Gemini, CSQ. Did you copy It-O -DELTA? 



61 05 45 
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61 04 11 
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61 04 51 
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61 09 


47 


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61 09 


55 


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61 10 


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61 10 


03 


cc 


61 10 


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61 10 


11 


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61 10 


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61 15 


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Canton. Gemini h. 

Gemini 4, this is Canton. 

Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Gemini \, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead, Houston CAP COM. Gemini \. 

Roger. Stand by to copy some more updates. 

Go ahead, Houston. Gemini \. 

Gemini h, are you read/ to copy CLA and PLA update? 
Over. 

Hello, Houston CAP COM. Gemini h. 

Gemini this is Houston CAP COM. Are you ready 
to copy CLA update? 

Houston CAP COM. Geniini 4. Ready to go on the 
update. 

Roger. I'll read again \\ Delta, Ul Delta: 83. 
1+Ul. 06 30 09. 8+58. 15+01. Advise if you copy. 

Roger. 4l copied. 

Roger 43-2: 101. 2K)6. 09 iK) 59- 5+1^- 

10+36. lllf. 21-22. 11 15 26. 3+51. 9+15. 

Did you copy those last two? 

Say again W dash 2. Say again Delta V. Then retro 
comnand. 

I say again M^-2: ll4. 2f22. 11 15 26. 3+51- 
9+15. Over. 

Roger. I got that one. Say again kO Delta V. 

to Delta: 81|. 1+1^7. Oi^ 57 I6. lOfO?. Over. 

All right on that one. Do you read 4l Delta? 
Over, please. 

Roger, k\ Delta: (Over.) 83. l+4l. 06 30 09. 
6+58. 15+01. Over. 

Delta V 83. l4l. 

83. That's 85 for W Delta. 

Houston CAP COM. Gemini 4. Be advised that you 
are badly broken up at this time. 



61 


Ik 


18 


CC 


61 


Ik 


26 


CC 


61 


Ik 


k6 


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61 


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52 


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61 


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06 


CC 


61 


J>k 


11 


CC 


61 


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16 


P 


61 


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61 


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27 


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61 


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55 


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Roger. So are you. 

Did you copy kO Delta? Over. 

Gemini k, this is Houston. We vlll get the rest to 
you at RKV. Over. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



6l 52 57 CC Gemini k, Gemini k, this is RKV CAP COM. 

6l 55 17 CC Gemini k, Gemini 1^, RKV CAP COM. 

6l 53 21 P -Go ahead, RKV. Gemini k. 

6l 55 25 CC Roger, how do you read me on this pass? 

6l 55 25 P Read you five square. 

6l 53 28 CC Roger. Be advised that you are, will — request that 

you make an HF check at Ascension during this pass. 
The tiiae of that HF check will be 05 hours 15 minutes. 
You will turn yoiu: transmitter on at our LOS to make 
a short check and make the final check at Ascension. 

Roger, HF check at 05:15. A final check at Ascension. 

That's affirmative. 

Did you get f+O Delta PIA update? 

Affirmative. ^ Delta ELA update. 84. I+47. 

04 57 16- 10+07. 

Roger, I have a 4l for you. 

Roger, it's a split Delta V 46 120 120, 1+8. 

2+30. 07 20 21. 7+50. 

61 55 04 P Roger, you faded out on the GMTRC Say again, 

please. 

The G^^^RC 07 20 21. 

Say again the first. 

Roger. 07 hours 20 minutes 21 seconds. 

Roger. Got you. 07 20 21. 7+50- 

Roger. 42 Bravo Split AV. 40. 120. I+07. 2+5O. 
08 50 48. &+56. 45 Bravo Split AV. 2?. 120. 
0+45. 2+30. 10 22 59. IQfOl. 

Roger, got 45 Bravo, "but did not get the info before, 
did not get any of the information before it. 



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25 


CC 


Roger, I say again, 1^2 Bravo Split AV. 120. 
1+07. 2+50. 08 50 U8. 8+56. 


61 56 


58 


P 


Got most of that. Say again GMTRC. 


61 57 


05 


CC 


Roger. GMTRC 08 50 lt6. Do you copy? 


61 57 


16 


p 


Roger. 08 50 US. That was 42 Bravo. Is that 
correct? 


61 57 


21 


CC 


Roger. That's affirmative. 


61 57 


25 


p 


And 45 Bravo, 42 Bravo, 44-2, 45-2. Did you give 
me a 46? You faded out on that one. 


61 57 


52 


CC 


Negative, I did not give you a 46. 


61 57 


42 


CC 


That is all of this group. We have a correction 
on that time for the HF voice check. It is at 

Vir\n-r»^ OQ miniit^»ft TVi vmi f*myv? 


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noger. '-'y* '-O'* 


61 58 


00 


CC 


That's affirmative. 


62 00 


15 


CC 


Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 


62 00 


28 


p 


Go ahead, Hoiiston. Gemini 4. 


62 00 


51 


CC 


Gemini 4, reading you loud and clear at Kano. I 
have a D-9 update for you. 


62 00 


59 


p 


Roger, go ahead. 


62 00 


in 


CC 


Roger. It's revolution 4l. The start time is 
06 01 44. 


62 01 


05 


p 


Roger, I understand. Revolution 4l. 06 01 44, 
D-9 and in what notch? 


62 01 


11 


CC 


Say again your last. 


62 01 


15 


p 


Roger, I got that Rev 4l, 06 01 44 D-9. And what 
mode of D-9 do you want us to perform? 


62 01 


25 


CC 


Roger. Stand by one. 


62 01 


"52 


CC 


Gemini 4, this is Houston. That's the Sextant D-9. 
Rev 4l. Over. 


62 02 


10 


p 


You're breaking up- 


62 02 


56 


CC 


Gemini 4, this Is Hoiiston CAP COM. That's D-9, 
Run no. 2, Run no. 2. Over. 


62 05 


23 


CC 


Gemini 4, this is Houston. I say again. Run no. 2, 
Run no. 2. 


62 05 


55 


p 


Roger, understand. Run no. 2. 




62 05 38 CC 

62 05 P 

62 05 1^7 CC 

62 05 50 P 



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63 06 CC 

65 06 lt9 c 

63 06 52 CC 

63 07 05 C 

63 08 Mt. CC 



65 08 58 c 

65 09 05 CC 
65 09 05 c 



65 52 hi CC 

63 53 02 P 

65 33 OC 

63 33 10 P 

63 33 P 

63 23 26 CC 



Roger, that's all. 

Am I to understand that we are authorized 

fuel on that one? 

That's affirmative. Use fuel. 



ROSE KHOT VICTOR 

Gemini If, Gemini 1*, this is RKV CAP COM. 
Gemini it, Gemini If, RKV CAP COM. 
Go ahead, EKY. Geiaini h. 

Roger, Gemini k. I have an Apollo update plus 
several other updates for you. Are you prepared 
to copy? 

Roger, we will he in the middle of Experiment D-9 
right now. Can you hold them or late trans- 

missions on the time schedule? 
Gemini If, RK7 CAP COM. RKV is standing hy. If 
you get through with your D-9 Experiment in time, 
give me a call. We have about 5 1/2 minutes left 
of this pass. 

Roger. I don't anticipate that I'll be done in 
time. 

Roger, we're standing by. 
Roger, thank you. 



KAMO 



Gemini k, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead, Houston. This is Gemini k. 

Roger, Gemini I have an orbital map update. 

Are you ready to copy? 

Stand by one, please. 

Go ahead. 

Roger. On Rev h2, longitude 31° West, G.m.t. 

06 ito 55. 



65 55 5^ P ?iouston CAP COM, Gemini h. Say again, please. You 

were blocked out. 

65 00 CC Roger. Rev h2, longitude 51° West, G.m. t. 06 ^+0 55. 

53 5I+ 19 p Roger, I got the update and be advised I've got an 

RCS heater light and I presently have my RCS heaters 
ON at this time. 

65 32 CC GT-kf Houston CAP COM. Say again, please. 

65 34 55 P I got a RCS heater light on the dark side of this 

pass, and I put the RCS heaters ON. 

63 3h CC Very good, Edward- 

63 3I+ 51 CC Roger, Gemini h. We got that. And also at elapsed 

time of about 64:50 in your Flight Plan, scratch 
"power up spacecraft for translation. " Over. 

65 55 06 P Roger, imderstand, "Power up for translation." 

65 35 08 CC That's affirmative. 

65 55 15 P Be advised that over is in the A-ring and not 

in the B-ring. 

63 55 25 CC Roger, we got that, the A-ring. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

6k ho 02 CC Gemini k, RKV CAP COM. 
6h ho 07 P Go ahead, RKV. Gemini h. 

6U ho 09 CC Roger. I have an Apollo Landmark update for you. 

This is for Run - Run 6, Sequence 15i Rev k2. The 
G.m-t. time will be for 8 hours, 31 minutes, yaw 
15° , pitch 30. You can use your CAMS if necessary. 
Do you copy? 

kO 37 P Roger-dodger. Apollo Landmark Run 6: 08:31, 

yaw 15, pitch 50, and fuel no problem. 

61; kO U7 CC That's affirmative. Flight would also like to know 

what the position of your RCS heater switch is, and 
the status of the indicator lights. 

6k kl 01 P Roger. I've been having a cycling on and off of the 

requirements of the RCS heater. The first one was 
at 06:li-7, and I put the heater on and the light was 
extlngxiished at 06:^k. That was ring A. Ring B 
came on at 06 - 07:05. It took 5 minutes to 



extir.ruish it. Hir.g B CE-me or. at 07:23, ^-nd it alsr. 
t:);> 5 minutes to extinguish it. Ring B came on at 
07:57 and it took 5 minutes, and Ring A came on at 
07:50, and it took 5 minutes. They look like pretty 
good readings. The temperature on the - the temper- 
atures are down around 67**. 

kl k7 CC Roger. Very good. And Flight also advised that 

they would like to have you give their reports like 
this to each site each time this is turned on to 
keep with the power usage curve. 

6h h2 Ok P Roger. I thought you would. Be advised also, I 

set up a slow rotation so that when I get out on the 
daylight side I can get a 

6^ h2 16 CC Roger. It sounds like a real good idea. You have 

a medical pass over the Canary Islands on the pilot. 
The Type 1 on this next rev, and that will be ap- 
proxlmfttely G.m.t. of 08;17' 

6k k2 37 P Roger. Understand a Type 1 Medical Pass at 08:17. 

Sk k2 kl CC Roger. That's affinnatlve. 

1+5 Oh CC Okay, look good here on the ground on you, 

and that's about all we have for this pass. We'll 
stand by if you have anything else. 

6k k^ ik P Roger. Everything is good up here. 

6k k^ 17 P The Connnand Pilot Is still sleeping. He'll be 

getting up in about 50 to kO minutes. 

6k 45 39 CC Gemini k. Flight would like to get a confirmation 

that this is Sequence no. 15 for you on this Apollo- 
Landnark. 

61+ 1+5 55 p Roger, it was a Sequence 15- 

6k U5 57 CC That's affirmative. 



CANARY 



65 01 56 CC G«mini k, Canary CAP COM. 
65 02 00 P Go ahead, Canary. 

65 02 02 CC Roger. Yoxor systems look good. We're ready for 

your Aero-Med Pass 1. Meet ray Surgeon on UHF. 

65 02 10 CC Gemini ^i-, Canary Surgeon. 



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Go ahead, Canary. Gemini ^. 

Request that Pilot purap up "blood pressure cuff. 
Cuff is full-scale. 

Blood pressure is received. Start exercise on your 
mark. 

MARK! 

Cuff Is full-scale. 

Blood pressure is received. Request your food, 
water, and rest status. 

Roger. I had - I'm eating at the present time. 
Meal 2 of the third day. I've had 6 swallows of- 
water. I had ^4- good hours of sleep out of the last 
5 when I had my sleep cycle. 

Very good. Four good hours out of yoiu* 5 hoiirs 
rest cycle. 

Affinnative. 

Very good. This is Canary Surgeon returning you to 
Canary CAP COM. 

Canary CAP COM. We have nothing more. We'll stand 
by for you. 

Roger. I'm in the process now of an Apollo Landnark. 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



66 \\ 51^ 


cc 


Gemini 4, Gemini RKV CAP COM. 


66 15 18 


cc 


Gemini 4, Gemini \y RKV CAP COM. 


66 15 30 


cc 


Gemini Gemini \, RKV CAP COM. 


66 15 ^^3 


p 


RKV, Gemini h. Go ahead. 


66 15 ^ 


cc 


Roger, the Surgeon has some questions for you. 


66 15 53 


s 


Gemini h, Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. Over. 


66 16 oh 


s 


Gemini h, Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. Over. 


66 16 08 


p 


Go ahead EU<V, Gemini h. 


66 16 12 


s 


Roger, is this the Comoand Pilot? 


66 16 15 


p 


Negative, this Is the Pilot. 



66 16 l8 S Is the Cornnand Pilot utill r, 1 or- ; i 

66 16 19 P He's just getting up. Did >n w -r.t -i Tn^-dir-il jvirr 

on himV 

66 16 25 S Negative, no medical pa^G. 1 w.-tnt.erl to ask him, if 

he was awake, his opinion upcxi I hi;; deep period, 
and how long he slept. 

66 16 i+l C I am sorry. This is the Comrrwuifi rilL>f,. I 

There were 5 and I/2 hours an(i I w nild guess that 
probably at least 1^ of It was pretXy good sleep. 

66 16 57 S Roger. You are coming In loud and clear. 

66 17 08 S Two other questions - did you use the waste collec- 

tion system at all during the flif^ht? 

66 17 16 P Boy, did we ever I We each used the defecation sys- 

tem one time and the urine system about four or five 
times, I giiesR. 

66 17 30 S Ihif^pv. A iinr:-.!. Ion nn nwlli-ritinn. llMvr you taken any 

rneclicatiun'i^ 

66 17 35 P Negative. No medication. Surgeon. 

66 17 S Roger. And the Pilot is now scheduled for a sleep 

period. When do you plan to go to sleep, Ed? 

66 17 51 P RKV Surgeon, Gemini h. 

' 66 17 55 S Roger, Gemini h, RKV Surgeon. One other question. 

66 17 58 P Roger, go ahead. 

66 18 01 S The Pilot is scheduled for a sleep period. When do 

you plan to sleep? 

66 18 11 S Gemini k, RKV Surgeon. The question 5- rfhen does the 

Pilot plan to sleep? Over. 

66 18 18 C Roger. We're discussing that, either right away or 

right after the KBC-10 Experiment which will be right 

about I think it'll probably be an hour and 

a half. 

66 18 50 S Roger. 

66 18 52 S I have no other questions, CAP COM. 

66 18 CO We're about to have LOS. That's it from here. 

66 19 16 C I just have a comment to make about the — is the tape 

running over there? Is the light on? 

66 19 25 P I've got this taping. 



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66 19 26 G Oicay, want to comitient on jxir food. ."o far every 

orange Juice bag, ever>' bag that I ha\-e put writer 
into that has hfid orange Juice in it in any form, 
or pineapple, or straight orange Juice, has had a 
leaky water valve. Now, I've "nad only one other 
drippy bag so far, and we're already about 60 sotae- 
thing hoxirs into the ilight. But every single 
orange Juice bag has had a leak in it. And Ed Just 
came up with another leaky orange Juice bag for him- 
self. But this is Ed's first one. 



TEXAS 



66 24 51 CC Gemini 4, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 
66 2k CC Gemini h, Gemini h, Houston GAP COM. Over. 

66 24 52 C Roger, this is Gemini k. 

66 2h CC Roger, Jim. I've got some significant weather for 

your S-6 Experiment. Over. 

66 25 ih CC Gemini h, Gemini h, Houston. I have some weather 

for your S-6 Experiment. Can you copy? Over. 

66 24 26 C Roger Houston, Gemini h. I imderstand you've got 

some weather for us for S-6. You're pretty broken 
up, I didn't get your message. 

66 2k 57 CC Roger, Gemini k. Weather for S-6. Look for any 

clouds in lee of the Canaries and Madeirs Island 
for oblique photographs. Location approximately 
200 miles south and 500 miles north of spacecraft 
position at time 09 51 00 for a total of 5 minutes, 
05 minutes. It's highly desirable to get photo- 
graphs of these clouds on successive passes over 
the same area. 

66 26 51 C Roger, tfeiderstand you want us to look at some eddy 

clouds in the lee of the Canaries at 09:51- Is that 
correct? 

66 25 kO CC Tliat's affirm. You got it, Jim, and would you turn 

your Quantity Read Switch ON for about 10 seconds? 

66 26 46 C Roger. Do we have some fuel to take these pictures? 

66 26 49 CC That's affirm. Also Jim, for information, we tenta- 
tively plan on jKJwering up the Platform at 67: '+0 



ioBteiy 2 hours. We'll Jiavr i r. -. i.'-i ■•1 il^m 
for you shortly. 

66 27 11 C Okay, we'll p<Tver up the platr. !-": -.l < 7: Uo. 

66 2? IJ* CC Yeah. 

66 27 20 CC What It'll amount to, we'll foil .w 'he Fli-ht plan, 

but we'll have to revise it Ir. ty-r:-:;: of succenslw; 
order, some of the items. 

66 27 27 C Okay. 

66 27 51 C Did you say the direction we're supposed to look for 

these eddy cloudsV 

66 27 35 CC Roger. You can turn your Quantity Read OFF now. 

Look for eddy clouds around the Canaries and Madeira 
Island. Location approxlnately 200 miles south end 
300 miles norl.h of cpacecmfL por;itIo!i. 

66 28 03 CC Thiit LlmL' iii .iuuL about the time of Canary's ac- 
quisition. 

66 28 07 C Roger. But I know what you are talking about. Roger. 

66 28 11 CC Okay. 

66 29 10 CC Gemini h, Houston. Can you give ug any idea of 

whether you've got some of your gear stored. We're 
concerned about CG. Over. 

66 29 36 C It looks like we're going to end up with ECM on the 

floor, and we're going to have the cabls in Ed's 
lap. And we're going to have the gun stowed in the 
center food box where it was. We're going to have ' 
the film in the center food box. We're going to 
have the camera equipment in the side food box. 

66 30 06 CC Roger. We got it. 

CAMRY ISIAJiSS 

66 55 50 CC Gemini Canary CAP COM. 

66 55 5** C Go ahead, Canary. 

66 55 56 CG Roger. Yoiar systems still look good. I have 10 

retro updates for ycu. Let me know when you're 
ready to copy. 

66 55 52 C Okay, we're ready. 



12'- 2+25. 1^ 12 ^7. . U7-I: 

Fore and aft firing thrusters. and 120. 0+lU 

and ?*50. l!i l>o 56. >17. ^^37- Fore and 

aft thrusters. 2^ tind 120. CH-Uo ;u^d 23O, correc- 
tion 2+30. 17 20 19. 2flf2. i»9-4: ill. 
2*-21. 20 06 I46. U+n. ^fJ^. BRAVO: Fore and 
aft firing thrtistere \h and 120. 0+2U and 2+-30, 

11 55 11+10 5: 120. 21-30. 13 29 13. 

11+1+2. 46 BRAVO: 9U. 1. 15 08 59. II+30. 
If? BRAVO: 85. 1+U8. 16 42 35- li>36. 48 BRAVO: 
82. I+U5. 18 13 36. I&f05. And that's all.. 
r>ld you copy? 

66 59 59 C Afflmative, I '.opled. 

66 1»0 55 CC Gendnl 4, Canajy CAP COM. 

66 40 56 P Go ahead, Canary. 

66 40 57 CC Are your RCS heaters on? 

66 4l 01 P Kr^gatxve, they are not. 

66 41 02 CC Roger. 

66 4l 11 C Canary, Gemini 4. 

66 4l 14 CC Go ahead. 

66 4l 16 CC Gemini 4, Canary. Go ahead. 

66 4l 18 P All right. 08:23 to 98:33 and 08:l4 to 08:20. 

66 41 25 CC Say again the last. 

66 hi 26 P 08:l4 to 08:20. 

66 4l 31 CC Roger. Copy on C8:23 to 08:55 and 08: l4 to 08:20. 

66 49 49 P I've taken a picture, a very good picture, of the 

Cairo airport from the track over the station, 

66 49 56 C I think that on this tracking task, using the world 

map and the small map of tne Cairo-Alexandria area, 
we were able to pick up the airixjrt at Cairo. How- 
ever, I didn't see the airport unt:*! we were aboi t 
IQP from it, I would guesB, or 15°. Is that when 
you saw it? 

66 50 25 P Yeah. 

66 50 28 C Okay, 30 that makes - 

P 'i'hat next time. 

C Okay, that happened last time - 



will be 1 l..t *-:inier :';.r 
firct tiroe we l^-'^ked r >r Cnir- - r >r ;.'?iir > -vr.d 
AlexJtr.dr i.'i, we fijund ^'tv.il [• ■ viiL*; i whlle. 

I never did really -^cc the ^liri ioli. 1 ist e--w 
the area. I gueaiied li' I p.;lr;t»-d ■ rie ■ ■imeiTi r-i^ih!. , 
I'd havp :i picture of Cairo. Pit, is M.-ne T -i-- 
tually picked uu fhe airfield. iUime Lhi:ii:i with 
Alexandria. I t'llrik if you are (j;olng to take u 
picture of sometilng like that, it might be worth- 
while to pass ov.*r it one time, tiike n good look at 
it and take the pictures next tii-ne around. 



67 06 


18 


p 


The rubber - ' ne rubber outside the prophylactic 
CAHNAitVON 




Oil 




i/M soxiQ at Lajmarvon. 


6 , 10 


27 


cc 


Gemini U, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


J? 11 


01 


cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


67 11 


18 


c 


Hello Carnarvon, Gemini k. 


67 11 


21 


cc 


Roger. You're looking good here on the ^roucd. 
How are you up there? 


67 u 


22 


c 


Everything Is fine. 


67 11 


25 


cc 


Okay, I've got a little info for you. Got a pencil 
and papei"? 


67 11 


27 


c 


Stand by Just a second. 


67 u 




c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


67 11 


kii 


cc 


They woxd.d like for you to power up and aline your 
platform at 10 50 00. They would also like for you 
to turn on Experiment NBC-1 at that time. 


67 12 


05 


c 


Okay, M5C-1 ON at 10:^0 and I'm to power up and 
aline the platform at that time. 


67 12 


11 


cc 


Roger. And you're to go ahead with your KEC-10. 
That's NBC-10 if it doesn't interfere with platform 
alinement. 


67 12 


18 


c 


Okay, we're supposed to do ^BC-10 at that ti.Te. 



67 12 ; C CariUirv..ri, I'm v..:t read I y.>n. W-u- i :v;pposed t;. 

do !«C no. 1 and ?-KC n.-. 10, . r .'-ast 

6? 12 CC ^BC-l will ON ^-.t that tia:e, ar.d you're to do 

l«C-10 If it doesn't interfere. 

67 12 51 C Roger, okay. We'll do that. 

67 11 55 CC Okay. I don't liave a new update tir.e. Use the 

original times on the Flight Plan for ^BC-10. 

67 12 58 C Say again. 

67 12 59 CC Use yoxrr Flight Plan tiraes for >EC-10. No new 

update. 

67 15 04 C Roger. 

67 15 05 CC Okay. 

67 13 06 C Okay. 

67 15 09 CC Is your buddy asleep? 

67 15 11 C Yes, he's sta.ting to doze off. I am going to have 

to wake him up hafore we can do NBC-10 together. 

67 15 15 CC Okay. Stand by. Let me make sure they want to do 

that. 

67 13 56 CC Okay, they want you to wake him up to help you with 

^BC-l when you need to. 

67 15 39 C Roger. I will. 

67 13 ^1 CC Roger. 

67 15 07 CC They will give you tu Flight Plan update over the 

States. 

67 15 16 C Roger. IMderstand we will get a Flight Flan update 

over the States. It looks like we're going to be 
pretty busy up there at that time. We'll be alin- 
ing the platform and doing MSC-lO at the same time. 

67 15 2k CC Okay, I'll tell them not to bother you too much- 

67 15 5^4- CC Okay, we've got to turn your platform ON- 

67 15 58 C Say again. 

67 16 00 CC You turned yoior platform ON, didn't you? 

67 16 Oil C I put n^y ACME I'm just going to straighten 

the spacecraft up and get it ttxmed right- side-up 
here. 

67 16 07 CC Okay, very good. 



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67 16 


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67 16 




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67 27 


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67 27 




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67 27 


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67 27 


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67 3*^ 


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67 35 


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67 35 


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67 


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67 hi 


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67 it6 


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67 h& 


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67 ^^9 


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We juzt :;tiirted up the jdati. r~., I*, will take it 
about ^0 minutes to romc up Vei" rr we 'Tin start 
alining it. 

Roger. Understand. 

Okay. 

We're going to start the power at 10:50. 
Very good. 

Gemini again. I see the same sort of curve of 
lights, like the northern lights except they are 
below us, and I saw them another time, they were 
great big long lines. Looks like they rim about 
parallel to the direction of our flight path and 
they extend from Just below the alrglow In the 
earth's horizon, up a little bit past the top of 
the alrglow. The same thing I saw the other night 
except t.hnt ji. 'r, not quite nr, bright as it was then. 

It rclnrorcpit Ihr air 

That's right. It looks like it reinforced the air 
glow. 

Reinforced the air glow more down to the bottom. 

Got IGS power on the line and platform to CAO; SEF 
at Houston. 

The thrxister went on at 10:52. 10:51. 

MARK! 

I Just saw a falling star trail down not too far in- 
front of us and it burned out considerably below us. 
The whole tall — was quite long, which was actually 
below our level. It burned up considerably below 
us. 

Yes. 

We are starting the MSG Experiment at ll:0if. 

If we had an event timer track Exjjeriment at 11: Ok. 

Don't think we can. 

Get it at Carnarvon. We can't get out and fire them 

normally Glad we got it at the right time 

anyway. 

Yeah. 



277 



67 ^9 19 C Okny. N.;w it lu.>kii like - Okay, the weather on the 

horizon - clouds, ;louds on the horizon on the left 
hand side of the picture, I can see the clouds right 
up to about the middle, and at the middle It looks 
like they break off, and then there's Just some 
scattered high stuff - it looks like this stuff on 
the left is pretty solid. 



67 h9 


54 


P 


Been going on 2 minutes. 




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".re nLLnuives up. nnau uiidc qo you navEi 


67 50 


U 


P 


Right now I have 12:50, 


67 50 


ll^ 


C 


12:50? 


67 50 


16 


P 


Yes. 


67 50 


21 


C 


38, 59, ^0. 


67 50 


52 


c 


Look at that star rising up there — see it? Or is 
that another one of our satellites? 


d7 50 


57 


r 


Where? 


b7 50 


59 


C 

r 


Dee it right m front of us, that bright star 

Wo. 


67 51 


01 


P 


That looks almost like a normal sunrise, doesn't it? 


57 51 


05 


C 


That's what it is. 


67 51 


06 


P 


Well, you know, that's not what you expected it to 
be. I — I don't have the lens on right. 


67 51 


23 


P 


It ' s coming up on 4 minutes now. 


67 51 


25 


C 


I've got 3:40. Lens is on right. 


67 51 


41 


P 


Well, it sort of slipped down. 


67 51 




c 


Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! 


67 51 


51 


p 


That would have been something, wouldn't it? 


67 51 


56 


c 


Yes. 


67 51 


58 


p 


Let • s do this one more time. 


67 52 


25 


p 
c 


I'll go ahead and get this off - What the heck? 
Wish we had some lights in here. 


67 52 


53 


p 


Well, that's what they want, don't they? Carry it 
out like he said. I remember he said ..... 




2 57 

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67 '>2 hi 
67 55 03 
67 53 06 
67 53 11 



67 56 05 



P Yec. 
C MARK! 

P Got that on the onboard voice i^peV 
C Yes. 

C 755 at 09 - 11:09 - Sun right on the horizon. We 
haven't had nrach success with the photo-event indi- 
cator on the Hasselblad. We have it. Puts the 
shutters in the - what do they call that thing? 
The shutter doesn't fall properly 

P The shutter doesn't go down and the doors, or what- 
ever they call them, don't open again. That's the 
third set, about. We're taking them at exactly 
5 minute Intervals from the first one, and they're 
all coming out. 



TEXAS 



67 56 55 CC Gemini k, Ge.aini h. This is Houston CAP COM. Over. 

67 57 1^ CC Gemini k, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

67 57 53 C Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. Read you loud and clear. 

67 57 57 CC Roger, read you loud and clear. I have a Flight 

Plan update and if you're too busy to copy, we'll 
just be standing by. 

67 59 05 C Okay, just another minute or two here. 

67 58 50 C 11:04, 11:09, 11: 114^. 

67 58 32 P 11: 04, 11:09, 11: lU. 

67 59 12 C Houston, Gemini k here. Go ahead with what you have. 

67 59 15 CC Roger, Jim. Would you prefer these in Greenwich 

Mean Time or in Elapsed Time? Over. 

67 59 22 C Just give me the G. ra. t. 's. 

67 59 2k CC Roger. Okay, G. m. t. 11 54 00 Horizon Scanner Sun- 

set Check. 

67 59 k3 C Stand by just a minute. 

67 59 k6 CC Roger, standing by. 




- i • 



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M 


c 


Platforn Attitude Nbl timet lor. llfiht came on ;tt 
11:1::' - 11:15. 


67 59 


5ii 


p 


The attit'^e of the sun was about ''kP above the 
nose. Four series were taken end — 


68 00 


08 


c 


Okay, go ahead with the rest of your G.m. t. 's. 


68 00 


11 


cc 


Roger. Time 12 15 00 Horizon Scanner Moonset Check. 


68 00 


27 


c 


Okay. 12:15 Horizon Scanner Moonset Check 


68 00 


51 


cc 


Roger. You got the previous one, 1^+ 5*^ 00 Horizon 
Scanner Sunset Check? 


68 00 




c 


It was 11:54, wasn't It? 


68 00 


1+2 


cc 


Roger. The first one was 11:54, and the second one 
was 12:15. 


68 00 


1*8 


c 


Roger. I've got that. 


68 00 


50 


cc 


Okay, the next one is 12 22 00 Apollo Yaw Orienta- 
tion Night Check. 


68 01 


06 


c 


Okay, 12:22 Apollo Yaw Orientation Night Check. 


DCJ 01 


10 


cc 


Roger, 12 59 00 Horizon Scanner Thruster Check. 


DCS 01 


OF 

25 


c 


Okay, 12: 58 Horizon Scanner Thruster Check. 


DO OX 


29 


cc 


Roger. 12 59 00 Horizon Scanner Track Check. 


DO 01 


42 


c 


Roger. Horizon Scanner Track Check at 12:59- 


68 01 


47 


cc 


Roger, and at 13 l4 00 one Attitude Thntster Check. 


68 02 


05 


c 


Say again 13:l4. 


68 02 


07 


cc 


Roger, that's One Attitude Thruster Check. 


68 02 


59 


cc 


Did you get that last one, Jim? 


68 02 


51 


cc 


Gemini 4, this is Houston. 


68 03 


16 


cc 


Gemini 4, Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


68 03 


18 


c 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini 4. 


68 05 


22 


cc 


Roger, did you get that One Attitude Tiiruster Check? 


68 05 


27 


c 


Houston, Gemini 4. I'm not getting that 13: l4 
message. 


68 05 


55 


cc 


Roger, we'll get the rest to you at Canaries. 


68 03 


59 


c 


Roger. 


68 03 


1+0 


p 


At this time the event indicator worked all right. 



Looks like I got it adjusted so I can take the pic- 
tures with it, so the series from now on will be 
ntirked on the event. 



t'ii ok 


01 


cc 


Gemini Houston. Coiild you p;ivp ur, the approxi- 
mate time you cormencod plat Torn alinement? 


68 08 




p 


The timer, I think, hangs up to magazine. Somehow, 
I don't know — for the series we're going back 
and try the event indicator. 

CANARY ISLAITOG 


63 09 




cc 


Gemini \y Canary CAP COM. 


68 10 


01 


cc 


Gemini ^, Canary CAP COM. 


68 10 


Olf 


c 


Go ahead, Canary. Gemini 4. 


68 10 


07 


r.c 


Roger, I have the rest of your Flight Plan changes. 


68 10 


10 


c 


Ok ftv • an aVi^afl 


68 10 


12 


cc 


Roger. At 0. m. t. IJ lU 00 One Attitude Thruster 
Check. 


68 10 


26 


c 


Okay. 


68 10 


28 


cc 


At G. m. t. 13 20 00 power down Platform and deactivate 
M5C-1. 


68 10 


h6 


c 


Roger. 12:20 power down platform and deactivate 
^6C-l. 


68 10 


•iO 


CP 


your platform alinement. 


6ft TO 






ivoger. ± powereo. x.ne puLatiorm up at j.x. as scnea.— 
uled, and I haven't got it alined yet. I got the 
Attitude Malfunction Light on at 11:50. I still 
nave noi; staruea caging. 


J— L 


J L 




Roger. Ifaderstand. Houston advises to take It easy 
on your fuel. They estimate 10 Ihs of propellant 
for these checks. 


68 11 


23 


c 


Roger, I'll go easy on it. We've been in Pulse Mode 
ever since we took off. 


68 11 


27 


cc 


Roger. I also have Rev hh map update for you. 


68 11 


55 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


68 11 


55 


cc 


Roger. 121"^ West at G. m. t. 12 35 00. 


68 11 




c 


Roger. 121 West at 12:35. 


68 11 


^1 


cc 


That's affirmative. 



(fi, 11 "^2 CC -:very^--u;-.' i ■ >-3 po.xi frj^ here. 

(S 11 V) C ^'kHy, . hero. 

15 06 C We're taking the 6 set here. Photographs at 11:2^. 

68 15 57 P You rolling it enough? 

68 l^J- 06 P Supposed to go right into darkness, isn't it? 

68 lU 10 C Yes those gtiys told roe to aline that plat- 

forni you wait, I'XX bet we don't get that 

platform up in time 

68 I'f 55 P You know what we're supposed to be looking for c«i 

the siinset? 

68 1»^ 58 C I'm right now. 

68 15 '^■S C How can you do this and take pictures? 

68 U2 58 CC Gemini k, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
68 lf3 15 C Go ahead Carnarvon, Gemini 4. 

68 18 CC Roger. Looking good here on the ground. How are 

you doing? 

68 l»-5 20 C Fine. 

68 ^l-5 22 CC Okay. Have you finished up with your horizon scan- 
ner on sunset? 

68 1^5 26 C Negative, I'm not. 

68 l»-5 28 CC Okay. I'd like you to take a look to see if you 

can see the lights of Melbourne. That'll be about 
8 minutes from now. 

68 55 C Okay. At 00:08? 

68 1^5 kl CC Ought to be a pretty good time. They should be just 

a little to the right of you — just about underneath 
you — just slightly down. 

6Q k3 k3 C Okay. To the north. 

68 k-S CC Negative, to the south. 

68 k3 52 C To the south. Okay. 

68 CC I don't know whether you would see it. It's raining 

here real bad. I don't know whether the weather is 
clear over Melbourne or not. 

68 ^ C Okay. Yes, everytime I go over Australia all I ever 

see is thunderstorms. 

68 U 02 CC Had 5 inches today. 



hi. Oh C Wow! 

6.3 05 CC They need it. 

68 Mt- 09 C Did you get It all today? 

68 4J+ 11 CC Say again. 

68 18 C I got the platform all powered up, and it seems to 

"be working properly. 

68 44 22 CC Very good. 

68 M+ 25 C Yes, I thought so, too. 

68 M). 26 CC How about pushing down on your external lead again, 

68 W+ 1*6 CC Okay. Looks like It fixed the problem. 

68 44 49 C Very good. 

68 44 50 C Those things are starting to hedge a little. 

68 44 55 CC Say again. 

68 44 54 C I say, those things are starting to hedge a little. 

68 45 5S CC How long did it take you to warm up the platform? 

68 46 02 C I turned it on at 11:50 and at 12:15 I got 

the Attitude Nkl Light which indicated that it was 
warmed up. 

68 46 11 CC Okay. 25 minutes. Thank you. 

68 1|6 15 C Roger. I didn't start alining until about 50 after. 

68 1*6 23 C And after I started alining it, I started with a 

pretty bad reference, because we were trying to get 
this ^BC-10 thing done. It took about 15 to 1? min-' 
utes to get it to aline properly. 

68 46 55 CC Roger. Understand. 

68 47 01 CC Looks like yovir cohort woke up? 

68 47 03 C Yes, we're pretty biisy here. He took a little one 

He only got better for about 15 minutes. 

68 47 11 CC Wasn't worth it. 

68 47 l4 C No, he went around to put on our pajamas. So I 

guess it wasn't too much trouble. 

68 47 19 CC Right. 

68 50 19 C Carnarvon, Gemini 4. 

68 50 21 CC Go ahead. 



C-H '}0 22 C I .-,ec r'->r-5e lights shining -^n tr.c -L^utis i iVi. bel:!w 

mt' this ti:Tie. 

63 ^ 25 CC /-J-l rigtit. That should be Melbourr.e. 

68 50 26 C Okay. Very good. Tell them I thank them for light- 

ing the night for me. 

68 50 28 CC Okiiy, very good. They'll appreciate that. 

68 50 51 C Tell them the next time though, to get those clouds 

out of the way so I can see the city and not Just 
the clouds. 

68 50 CC That's the same way I feel, I'm all miffed. 



TEXAS 



69 25 h2 CC Gemini ^, Gemini Houston CAP COM. Over. 

69 26 05 CC Gemini Gemini U-, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

69 26 15 P Houston CAP COM, Gemini k. Go ahead. 

69 26 16 CC Roger. How are you coming on your Horizon Checks? 

Over. 

69 27 19 CC Gemini h, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

69 27 29 P Go ahead Houston, Gemini h. 

69 27 52 CC Roger, Gemini h^. How are your Horizon Checks coming 

69 27 57 P We're coming on pretty well. We've got - the Hori- 

zon Scan Thruster and the Track Check left to do. 

69 27 51 CC Roger. I would like to remind you that the Horizon 

Scan Thruster Check shoxild not be commenced until 
you can confirm Canary's AOS. Canaries will give 
you a call at AOS. Over. 

69 28 06 P Roger. IMderstand. We will wait for Canary's AOS. 

69 28 10 CC Roger. And we're interested in the cahin h'^ijiidity. 

Is there any noticeable water in the cabia'-' Over. 

69 28 17 P Negative. We were just talking about that a few 

minutes ago. The hvunldity is staying low, about 
60 to 65 percent, and there is no noticeable mois- 
txire. We've been doing a great deal of operations 
with face-plates open and gloves off. 

69 28 52 CC Uiderstand. Face-plates open and gloves off. 



7 



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57 


cc 


Roger. We wculd like to know how much colored 

film rernains. Just an estlnate — for the Hasselblad 

camera and the Ib-mm camera. Over. 


69 28 




p 


Broke up. Say agpln. 


69 28 


50 


cc 


Roger. We're Interested In an estimate of how much 
unexposed colored film you have for the Hasselblad 
and the lo-mm cameras- 


69 29 


26 


cc 


Gemini h, Gemini ^, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


69 29 


32 


p 


Go ahead, this Is Gemini \. 


69 29 




cc 


Roger. Can you give us an estimate of how much 
colored film you have remaining for the Hasselblad 
and 16-nnn cameras? 


69 29 




p 


Roger. We have one ma^zlne of Hasselblad film left 
and a little under two magazines of l6-ram left. 


69 29 


52 


cc 


Roger. Understand. You two ready to corae home yet? 


69 29 


56 


p 


Say again. 


69 29 


59 


cc 


Are you two ready to come home yet? 


69 50 


06 


c 


I'm sure getting tired of looking at his ugly face. 
He needs a shave. 


69 50 


10 


ec 


We're getting tired of hearing that silly voice, too, 
McDlvltt. 


69 50 


12 


c 


Hello, Frankie. 


69 30 


15 


cc 


How are you doing? 


69 50 


17 


c 


Well, I'm waiting until 12:58 so I can fire my 
thrusters again. 


69 50 


21 


cc 


Ha! Hal This Is the most fun you've had in 2 days, 
I'll bet. 


69 30 


25 


c 


Yes, it's the first time I've fired the thrusters 
in 2 days. 


69 50 


27 


cc 


Have at it, flight- time hogsl 


69 50 


51 


c 


Too bad this isn't next month; I have my require- 
ments in a] eady. 


69 50 


55 


cc 


Hey, you know I knew that White was a time hog, Jim, 
but I always thought you were a 55-minute mission 



man. 







n 


Y . rtiVSzir. ^ stay up here a:;t.i . we : ur:, Ji;t -he 
f ue 1 . 






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c 


&,nd we shoot GCA'e when we cone back. 


69 50 


51 


cc 


Right. Everything's Just real good down here. I 
anu Vvni"h nf vniiT* wivlpa vestei'dav ''jVBi*vthln£f ' s In 

good shape. 


69 50 


58 


c 


Okay. 


69 51 


02 


cc 


We're thinking of extending the mission about a week 


69 51 


04 


c 


Better send some more foodi 


69 51 


10 


cc 


Okay. Frank said he would be on his way up as soon 
as he can make It. 


69 31 


29 


c 


Houston, Gemini k. Where am I? 


69 51 


53 


cc 


Say again, Gemini k. 


69 51 


55 


c 


I say, where am I? 


69 51 


58 


cc 


You don't know? It looks like you're just about 
over Cuba. 


69 51 


49 


c 


I got it. I thought it was an island — turned out 
it was Florida- 


69 52 


00 


cc 


Gemini hf can you give us a reading on OAMS source 
pressure, tcjnperature, and (luantity? 


69 52 


OtJ 


c 


Roger. The Quantity reads 55 percent, but it keeps 
going up and down. I think that's a pretty good 
average nuniber ri^t now. 


69 32 


21 


p 


The OAK source temperature is fO, pressure is I9OO. 


69 32 


50 


cc 


Roger. We got 55 percent, 70, and I9OO. 


69 32 


55 


c 


That's affirmative. 


69 53 


56 


cc 


Gemini h, this is Houston. 


69 5^ 


00 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. 


69 5^ 


01 


cc 


Roger. It looks like you've used about 15 pounds at 
a first guess — QAJ6. 


69 5*^ 


08 


c 


I've used how much? 


69 5^ 


11 


cc 


A first cut at it, Jim, looks like about I5 poxmds 



so far. 





It: 


c 


I've -ised l^ ^^ut lOT 




20 


cc 


Yen, 1;; out of 10 a-.-ailable for thefae checks. 




25 




No, we haven't used that .TTUch at all. 




15 


cc 


Gemini, this is Hoviston. That's Just a rough guess 
on the 0A>6 usage. We'll get a better cut at it 


69 55 


2li 


c 


Okay. I got a question. This check that we are 

eTtTw-vTifl^/^ tn T*^nTT?i ftt T ^ I Tit 1 f*Vi "f ft r Onp* A't^ t4 tiid^ 

Thruster Check. Is that the Attitude Thruater Fail- 
ure Check? 


69 55 


55 


cc 


Okay. Stand by one. 


69 55 


55 


cc 


That's affimfitlve, Jim. That's a One Attitude 
Thruster Failure Check. 






c 


Okay. 






cc 


Gemini U. thla la Houston. You reallv sound sreati 
and we '11 see you later tonight. 


69 57 


01 


c 


Okee-dokee. 

CANARY ISLANDS 


69 1+2 


56 


cc 


Gemini I*-, Canary CAP COM. 


69 h3 


08 


cc 


Gemini 1+, Canary CAP COM. 


69 


18 


c 


Canary, Gemini 1+. Do you read? 


69 ^5 


21 


cc 


Roger. We have T/m Acquiaition on you now. 


69 ^5 


24 


c 


Okay. I'll go ahead with that thruster check. 


69 


50 


c 


All set? 


69 ^5 


52 


cc 


Roger. 


69 i+5 


1^2 


c 


Okay. We didn't get any break lock on that. 


69 1+5 


1+6 


cc 


Say again. 


69 1+5 


ItS 


c 


We completed the ThruBting Fire Scanner Check, and 
we didn't get any break lock on the scanner. 


69 1+5 


55 


cc 


Roger. 



CARKAEVON 



70 16 


58 


cc 


Gemini \, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


70 17 


Ik 


c 


Gemini h. 


70 17 


16 


CG 


All right. How 're you doing? 


70 17 


21 


CC 


Looking good down here. How are you looking up 


70 17 




CC 


bemlni 4, u&mEirvon. now ao you react £ 


70 17 


57 


C 


Very good, Carnarvon. How do you read? 


70 17 


ito 


CC 


Loud and clear. How are you going? 


70 17 


in 


C 


Fine. How are you doing? 


70 17 




CC 


A little tired. You 'ire looking real good down here. 


70 17 




C 


Of course. Everything going along okay up here. 
Be advised we tvimed off our computer and powered 
down the IDS at 13:20. 


70 17 




CC 


Roger, did you have our ccanputer on checks? 


70 17 


58 


c 


Yes, we did. 


70 iB 


02 


CC 


Okay, very good. I'll inake a Medical Pass Type 1 
on the Pilot at Texas at l4 I5 I5. 


70 18 


lit 


c 


Say, listen. Ed hasn't been to sleep yet. He's 
just about to go to sleep and I think it would be 
better for him to go to sleep than to have a Medical 
Data Pass. How about a medical pass on him right no\ 


70 18 


29 


CC 


How about putting the oral temp probe in his mouth 
and get on pumping up that gage on that blood 
preSBVtre? 


70 IB 


59 


CC 


Command Pilot, Carnarvon. 


70 19 


02 


c 


Go ahead. 


70 19 


04 


CC 


Did you check any MDIU qiiantities while the ccniputer 
was powered up? 


70 19 


08 


c 


No, we didn't. 


70 19 


09 


CC 


All right. 


70 19 




cc 


Cuff is full-scale, coming down, let it down. Okay, 
we got a valid blood pressure. 


70 19 


J^7 


c 


Okay. 



288 



70 19 




cc 


stand by for Surgeon. 


70 19 


56 


s 


This is the Carnarvon Surgeon. Take yoiir exercise 
on yoixr mark. 


70 20 


02 


c 


MARK! 


70 20 


k8 


s 


The blood pressure looks good, Pilot. 


70 20, 


50 


c 


Okay. 


70 20 


58 


s 


Could we have some more information on your food and 
water? 


70 21 


Ok 


c 


Is the temperature good? 


70 21 


09 


c 


Carnarvon Surgeon, is the temperature okay? 


70 21 


13 


s 


Affirmative, you can take the probe out. 


70 21 


19 


p 


The Pilot is on the second meal of the third day at 
the present time and had 7 swallows of water since 
the last report. 


70 21 


28 


s 


Okay, have you had a chance to sleep at all since 
your last Aero-Med Pass? 


70 21 


3^ 


p 


No, I don't "believe so. 


70 21 


56 


s 


Okay, that is all we need at this time — 


70 21 


ko 


p 


another 15-ininute nap, as a matter of fact. 


70 21 


k-i 


p 


What was that again? 


70 21 




p 


I caught about a 15-minute nap but have been pretty 
happy for the last couplo of hours. 


70 21 




s 


You received more rest in the last pass or so} we 
noticed that, but unfortunately, we had to wake vou 
up. 


70 21 


55 


p 


Right, about 15 minutes. 


70 21 


5^^ 


s 


Okay, Carnarvon Surgeon out. 


70 21 


55 


p 


All right. 


70 22 


02 


c 


sleep right now Power down a little bit. 


70 22 


05 


cc 


Okay we have got that. 


70 22 


08 


p 


Okay, see you next time around. 


70 22 


15 


p 


I'll be asleep. 


70 22 


38 


cc 


Gemini k. 


70 22 




c 


Stand by one. 


70 22 


ii8 


c 


We're pointing straight down. 




70 22 hg CC Say again. 

'JO 22 ^1. C We're pointing straight down. 

70 22 55 C Roger. Got that. 

70 57 57 CC Gemini h, Gemini k, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 
70 57 52 CC Gemini k, Gemini k, this Is Houston CAP COM. Over. 
70 57 56 C Go ahead. This is Gemini h. 

70 57 59 CC Roger, Gemini h. I'd like to advise you, you '11 

have a critical tape dump over Canaveral in approxi- 
mately h minutes. 

70 58 OB 0 What was that? 

70 58 11 CC Roger, a critical tape dump over Canaveral in ahout 

It- minutes. 

70 58 20 CC Hey, Gemini k. We'd like your Quantity Read Switch 

ON and I'll tell you when to turn it OFF. 

70 58 26 C Roger, it's on. Do you want me to right-slde-up 

when I pass orver Canaveral? 

70 58 31 CC That's affirmative. 

70 58 53 C Okay. 

70 58 UO CC How are you doing this morning, Jim? 

70 58 1^5 C just dandy! 

70 58 1*6 CC Doing great. 

70 58 1*8 C 

70 58 50 CC Affirmative. 

70 58 52 C Hello there, how are you? 

70 58 5!^ CC Just fine. After a ling night's sleep! 

70 58 58 C Affirmtive. We've had a lot of short night's sleep. 

70 59 05 C I'm getting along fine, 

70 59 07 CC You're doing a great job. Jim, we took a hack on 

your accelerometer bias down here and it — while 
your platform was powered up — and It looks good 

to TIS. 

70 59 18 C Okay, thank you- 

70 59 20 CC Roger, and I'd like to advise you that any f6C-l0 

films that you have left over, you can use for tar- 
gets of opportunity at jovac own option. 



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70 59 51 C Okay, Ed's got it I don't think we can get 

anything exciting 

70 59 ^0 CC Rog, and concerning S-5 and S-6 you'll have some 

more weather over the Canaries and the pass over 
Africa on this Rev. Looks good for S-6. 

70 59 56 C Okay, I never did see any clouds down on the 

Canaries last time. 

71 00 02 CC Roger, they're still supposed to be there. 

71 00 Olf C Okay, I'll look again. I got to get my partner to 

go to bed. But he doesn't seem to be able to make 
the grade. 

71 00 15 CC I didn 't read you that time, Jim. Say again. 

71 00 18 C I said, I'm still trying to get nsy partner here to 

go to bed but he doesn't seem to be able to make It- 

71 00 27 CC Ifeiderstand you're still trying to get your partner 

to sleep. Is that right? 

71 00 51 C That's right. 

71 00 53 CC Okay. 

71 00 36 CC You can turn your Quantity Read back off. 

71 01 51 C this is Gemini k. 

71 01 57 C for about 3 or ^l- hours. 

71 02 35 CC Okay- 

71 02 'fO C Carnarvon says they have been having an awful lot 

of rain. Do you think that could be what * s bother- . 
ing you? 

71 02 56 C What time will we get to the Canaries? 

71 03 02 C Yes, I want to know what time we should start look- 

ing for any clouds again. 

71 03 13 C Roger. 

CAMRY ISIAHDS 

71 16 38 CC Gemini k, Cana.y CAP COM. 
71 16 U2 C Canary, Gemini k. 

71 16 46 CC Roger, we have you still powered 



71 17 Z'O C You have what? 
71 16 52 CC We have you 

Jl 1.6 3h C That's affirmative. I'm looking for some "blood 

around here. 

71 16 56 CC Roger. 

71 17 00 C You know where they are? I dci't seem to he able 

to find them. 

71 17 27 CC That's northeast of it. 

71 17 50 C Okay. 

71 17 57 CC Gemini h, Canary CAP COM. 

71 17 59 C Go ahead. 

71 18 02 CC Flight says he doesn't worry about the ACME power. 

71 18 Oil- C Okay, I'll turn it off as soon as I get over Africa. 

I don't see those clouds floating around any place. 

71 18 11 CC Roger. 

71 18 30 C I'm approaching Africa. I'm going to turn it off 

now. 

71 18 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

71 51 02 CC Gemini k, Carnarvon GAP COM. 

71 51 59 0 Hello Carnarvon, hello Carnarvon, Gemini h. 

71 51 iK2 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon. Loud and clear. How me? 

71 51 46 C Loud and clear. 

71 51 hf CC Okay, looking good here on the ground. How are you 

doing? 

71 51 50 C We're doing fine. The Pilot went to sleep about 

half an hour sigo and he'll be sleeping probably for 
another 5 or 6 hours. 

71 51 59 CC Okay, we got a couple of things for you that we want 

you to do. 

71 52 02 C Okay. 

71 52 05 CC Giiaymas acquisition time 15 ^ 55- 



292 



71 52 


13 


C 


stand "by, let me find my data "book. 


71 52 


16 


CO 


Okay, reach up and grab it. 


71 51 


00 


cc 


Gemini h, Camai^n CAP COM. 


71 51 


ifO 


c 


Hello Carnarvon, hello Carnarvon, Gemini h. 


71 51 


lf2 


cc 


Gemini \, Carnarvon. You are loud and clear. 
How me? 


71 51 




c 


Loud and clear. 


71 51 


^7 


cc 


Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. How 
are von dolntr? 


71 "51 


■50 


c 


&ie u.L> 1 i 1^ j.j.ac. r*u. weno uo sxeeT) aooux nA 1 T an 
hour ago and he will he sleeping, oh, mayhe for 
another — at least 5 or 6 hours. 


71 52 


00 


cc 


Okay. Got a couple of things for you they want you 
to do. 


71 52 




c 


Okay. 


71 52 


oil- 


cc 


Guayms acquisition time 15 55 


71 52 


10 


c 


Stand "by a minute. Let me find ray data book here. 


71 52 


12 


cc 


Okay, reach up and grab it. 








\JJS.a.j y J. WcLa faXL ving On lu. LrO 3.n6&CL* 


71 52 


3^ 


cc 


AU right. At I5 kk 55, that's Guayms acquisition, 
they want you to switch your Real Time t/M to the 
xvciHu i±pi'1j and iiutt^ j\±u posiT/ion* 


71 '^P 




p 


ivoger. nss i»na.T/ in*. 


71 


so 




iMegcH/Xve- *f*f 


71 52 


58 


c 


Okay, 15 Uif 55. Ity t/M switch to REAL and 


71 53 


03 


cc 


Right. Three minutes prior to that they want you to 
pui> yuui ux ax ocmp pruDc in your mouun. iney wani^ 
a Type 1 Medical Pass over Guaymas. 


71 53 


12 


c 


Okay. Type 1 over Guaymas. 


71 53 


14 


cc 


Okay. 


71 53 


16 


c 


They told me they wanted me right- side-up when I 
went over you. Was tliat next time or this time? 


71 53 


21 


cc 


It must have been for the next time. Hold on. I'll 
see what they are talking about. 


71 53 


25 


c 


Okay. I'm pointing down at the ground again 




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71 53 ^5 


c 


I have nor t/M 


71 55 '+7 


cc 


Okay, we have good t/NL Hold up a second. I want 


71 55 50 


c 


Okay with T/R 


71 5^ 01 


cc 


Okay. We are in good shape now, Gemini. 


71 5^ 03 


c 


Okay. 

GUAYMAS 


72 29 08 


cc 


Gemini \, Guaymas CAP COM. Will you place yovir 
Telemetry Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ AID? 


72 29 30 


cc 


Gemini \, Guaymas CAP COM. We have completed yoiir 
oral temp. 


72 29 W 


cc 


Gemini \y Guaymas CAP COI-t We have completed your 
oral temp. 


72 29 58 


s 


G«iiinl \y yovur cuff is full-scale. 


72 50 39 


b 


Gemini your hlood pressure is received. Start 
exercise on your mark. 


I'd. 50 50 


s 


Gemini Guaymas Surgeon. Do you read? 


72 50 52 


c 


Roger. Do you read? 


72 50 5^ 


s 


Roger, Gemini 4. Start your exercise on your nark. 
We have received your "blood pressure. 


72 50 59 


c 


Roger. 


72 51 01 


c 


MARKl 


72 31 53 


s 


Your cuff is full-scale. 


•TO ■Jtp PO 


s 


Gemini ^, your tlood pressure is received. We are 
standing "by for yoxir first water and sleep report. 


72 32 28 


c 


Roger. I Just finished up Meal A of Day 3- Ed has 
finished one — the same type, too. 


72 32 IWD 


s 


Say again, Gemini. 


72 52 ^1 


c 


I had a lot of water. I don't know how many gulps, 
but I probably had 20 to 50 gulps along with a 
couple of meals in the last 2 hours. 


72 32 lt8 


s 


Roger, understand meal Charlie. 




29^ 








p 


4, lid Ufa! igli L-« ilUW ^ -L Vc Dccll cto_Lcep XOZ^ nuOU. t# ^ OP 

5 hours. Ed's going to sleep for about 5 or 6 here, 
so I probably won't be going again for 6 or 7* 


72 53 


02 


s 


Roger, imderstand. Surgeon out. 


(2 55 














fi^m-f riT Ij- FmiQ+*nn P^P POM 


72 5^ 


5 1 




(jo aneau , nous oon. uenuni f . 


72 5^ 


50 


PP 


vjeinim h-, wixx you i/Urn your cuinpuTfer onf 


72 3^ 


51 


C 


Roger, my computer is ON, the COMP LICTT ought to be 
on in about 10 seconds. 


72 55 


01 


CC 


Okay. Go ahead and turn your T/M switch to COMMAHD 

Or LIU, y\J\XI. Vj^Ucin \t±. UjT XiC&CL OWX OCll \J)!% y CXXoO* 


72 55 


08 


c 


Okay, 


72 35 


31 


cc 


Gemini Houston CAP COM. 






G 


fin nlifko/^ 






cc 


T * vi^ Cfc^. mi1+^ fl. 1^1+" r*'P 1 ttP rtTTrtflt* 1 r»n tpw b la 7tt% ^rs 

you, Jim. First of all — first is your *t6-l time. 
Tell me as soon as you are ready to copy. 


72 35 


50 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


72 35 


51 


cc 


Okay. 2^ ft /sec forward, that's IJO seconds, 
120 ft /sec aft, that's 2+52 at 17 20 GO. &*-55. 
8+55. Continue U8-1 time without bum. 17 1*^ 57- 
7+^1. 1^29. 


72 56 


33 


c 


Got it. 


72 36 


5if 


cc 


Okay. Now I've got quite a bit of infonmtion to 



pass up to you here. We would like for the Pilot, 
who is asleep, to leave his face-plate open and his 
gloves off. And then we would like for the Pilot 
that is awake to take off his helmet and gloves and 
use the light-weight headset for comminucations if 
he can. And we would like for you to continue this 
way up until about 5 hours prior to retrofire. Then, 
once in orbit, at yoTir convenience, we woiild like 
for you to take a wet and dry b\ilb reading and just 
at any station give lis a report of what it was and 
what time you took it. 



72 57 2l^ 



C 



72 37 ^ cc Roger. 

72 57 '<-7 C The humidity stays down around 50 percent. 

72 57 52 CC Roger. Okay, Jim, we decided tliat you've got a little 

"bit of fuel left that we can play with here in the 
Flight Plan. We would like for you to go to the 
Horizon Scan ^fode for the next 8 hours. That's at 
an elapsed, time of about 80:30, and we want you to 
use the Primary Scanner. We don't want you to do 
any controlling in yaw, and If the scanner breaks 
lock, don't control in roll or pitch either. We 
WEint to see — if it breaks lock, we would like to 
see if it will reacquire. 

72 58 53 C Okay. You want the horizon scanners on for the next 

8 hours. 

72 38 36 CC Affirmative. 

72 58 38 C 80 hours elapsed time. 

-j^ 38 39 CC Roger. 

72 38 Ifl C Okay, Gus. For flight planning purposes, we haven't 

been able to do much with because we haven't 

been ui>ing the fuel for it. We ought to save a 
little fuel to do that. 

72 38 51 CC Okay. We got no problem. Go ahead and use your 

D-9. Now, on the Axk)11o Landmark no. 2, we would 
like for you to be in attitude for tb^t at 17:19. 
G.m.t. of 17:19. And the landjiBrk will be I6 miles 
north of track, and yan should be pitched down about 
minus ^CP at that time. And we would like for you 
to track this as close as possible and to get some 
pictures using the l6-mm camera with 75-nni lenses 
with a nominal lens setting. 

72 39 32 C Roger. Will do. 

12 59 3^ CC Do you want me to repeat any of that? 

72 59 36 C Negative. Apollo no. 2 at 17:19- I6 miles north 

of track. Pitch is down about ^CP and use the 75-mm 
lenses at that time. 

72 39 ^^5 CC Roger, and really have at it and track it close. 

Use your reticle. 

72 39 W C Okay. 



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72 39 50 


CC 


Okay. Your Orbit Nav Runs 9 and 10 do as scheduled 
in the Flieht Plan. Do It iust as vou larevioiialv 
planned to do It. Just for information, 9 is sched- 
iiled at an elapsed time of 75=30 and 10 at 75:50. 


72 iK) 15 


C 


Okay. We will do Orbit Nav B^ms 9 and 10 as sched- 


7o kn ifi 




XVU^C;X » {^^XXi^ ULf L-LIIUc WJ.UlI sunK; nuxT? 

tracking tasks for you, I think, and we want most 
of them to be done pretty tight. 


72 M) 27 


c 


Okay. Very good. 


72 ifO 29 


CC 


Okay, I have a map update for you if you want it now. 


72 IjO 33 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


72 35 


CC 


Okay. 17OP East, G.m.t. is 17 00 00. That's Rev kl. 


72 liO li8 


c 


Okay. 17 East at I7 00 00. Rev kl. 


72 itO 56 


CC 


Roger. You can bring your Quantity Read OfFF. 


72 in 03 


CC 


And you can bring your ccrapufcer OFF also. 

BERMUDA 


72 kl 22 


CC 


Gemini 4, Houston. How do you reeid now? 


T2 hi 22 


c 


Loud and clear. 


72 in 25 


CC 


Okay. Did you get all of that? Did you get the 
Quantity Read OFF and the computer OTT? 


72 41 30 


c 


Yes. I'm getting them now. 


72 kl 32 


CC 


Okay. 


72 41 25 


CC 


Okay, now Flight woxild like to know if you are going 
to try sleeping with your helmet off. Try sleeping 
with your face-plate open, I'm sorry. 


72 kl k9 


c 


I don't know. The sun really gets in your eyes, Gus. 
I don't think we'll try that. Ed has tried sleeping 
with hlc helmet up and then down and right now he 
Just slipped it up. He's having a tough time with 
the sun. I tried it, and I can't do it. 


72 1^2 05 


CC 


Okay. Can you just put the shade over anyway? 


72 42 10 


c 


Yes. He's sleeping with it about half open. How 
about that? 


72 k2 13 


CC 


Okay. 




297 



72 h2 17 C Act/jally the last 12 honors or mere, n^ybe as much 

as 2h, we haven't been too carefia about keeping 

our face-plate closed and our bands up because 

obviously, the humidity isn't going up. 

72 42 28 CC Yeah. Well, of coiurse, that is what we are trying 

to do. We are trying to get a good hack on what is 
happening there. Maybe we don't have a problem like 
we originally thought. 

72 ^2 57 C Yes. I don't think we do. Essentially, Ed hasn't 

had his face-plate closed for the last 12 hours, 
and I only had mlue closed when I was sleeping. 

j2 42 kk CC Okay. Well, go ahead and do what we asked as near 

as you can and give us those wet and diy bulbs so 
we can get a good spot on this thing. 

72 ^2 C Okay. I have been running them right along and our 

temperatures are running about — the dry bulbs are 
running 72 and 75, the wet bulbs between 60 and 6h, 
The relative humidity stands pretty close to around 
60 percent. 

72 08 CC Vei-y good. 

72 ^+5 10 C Yes. And there is no visible moisture. And there 

isn't any moistirre around that blotting paper. Lfa- 
fortunately, you covered up the walls so that I 
can't take the temperature, but the worst tempera- 
ture I can find is about 65. 

72 2h CC Roger. 

72 lt-5 56 CC Jim, the Flight Surgeon wonders if he can say any- . 

thing about your eyes. Have you had any problems? 
Any drying or emything at all? 

72 43 C Yes. Listen, I had a lot of trouble with my eyes 

at the end of the first day. I wasn't sure I was 
going to be able to hack: it. But they have cleared 
up now. I think our little problem was taken care 
of by the suit heat exchanger. 

72 '♦■J 58 CC Okay. You don't have any problem at all now with 

them? 

72 W 01 C No problem at all. Though it was really bad between 

about 18 and 56 hours. 

72 09 CC Roger, understand. Anything else? 

72 Ml- 15 C No. We are pretty well. 

72 U4 15 CC Very good. 



298 



CARKARVON 



75 25 0^4- CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. You look good here on 

the ground. We are standing by if you have anything 
you need. 



75 25 15 


C 


Roger, Carnarvon- This is Gemini h. We're happy. 


75 25 17 


CC 


OkaV* we'll lust let VOU alOI » Uml r»nn-Hniio nn 


75 25 20 


C 


Rofirer. thank vmi TM 


75 2*5 26 


c 


uax iieLrvuu , ueniini nab s topped raining yeti 


7^ 25 2Q 


CC 


'j'Uy .Lcb me ba&e a J.00& oui/Siae ..... He s s\<xcKlng 
his head out the window — wait a second. 


75 25 1^9 


c 


Okay. 


7? 26 05 


CC 


J.U uati obuppctL xamiugj a xibbxe Dib wet thOUgu — 


?6 05 




very gooci. 


75 26 17 


C 


There sure have been scire wild thunder clouds over 
Australia here in the last couple of days. 


75 25 22 


CC 


That's affirmative. We've had about 5 inches of 
for their sheep. This is the dry time of the year. 


75 20 51 


n 

u 


Roger. 


0^ Xlt 




And the bananas, too. 


7^ Of\ 




Bananas? 


75 26 58 


CC 


Affirmative. They raise bananas here. 


75 26 


c 


I'm trying to think of a banana and a kangaroo joke 
but I can't put the two together. 


75 27 06 


CC 


Is your buddy awake? 


75 27 09 


c 


No, he's sound asleep. 

TEXAS 


7^^ 09 12 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


1\ 09 ll^ 


c 


Go ahead, this is Gemini k. 


74 09 15 


CC 


Roger, I'd like to give you your 51-4 time. 


74 09 54 


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Okay, go ahead. 




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Okay, 25 ft/sec forward, hi sec 120 aft, 2¥^2. 
At 23+16+02. 2+^2. &^-^5' "^en without burn 
23+10+17. 7+05. 1^17. 

Okay, got 'em. 

Okay. Will you turn your computer ON? 

Jim, did you get your computer ON? 

Rc^er, I jTOst got it ON about a couple of seconds 

ago. 

Okay, fine. Hey, Jim, we've decided not to do an 
orbit adjust. So you just mke one bum prior to 
retrofire. 

Okay. How big is it going to be? 
It'll be about I50 ft /sec. 
Okay. What's wy orbit right now? 
Say again. 

What's ay current orbit? 

Stand by, I'll get it for you. This means that we 
have some extra fuel to play with. So we're in the 
process now of worfcing in some other tracking tasks, 
and some other things into your Flight Plan that 
we'll be passing up to you as you go along. 

Very good. 

So we're going to do a little bit more controlling. 

Your orbit right now is 86.5 by 2.h±.6 Staying up . 
very, very well. 

Roger. 

Hey, did you do a Main Battery Check on the last 
orbit? 

I don't know if Ed did one or notj I'll do one- 
Do you want it right now? 

Well, can you do it? We can wait a little while un- 
til Ed wakes up if you want. 

No, he's going to be asleep for awhile. I'll try to 
do it. 

Do you want me to read the news to you, while you're 
trying to do that? 



7i+ 12 08 


C 


Canaries. How about that? 


Jk 12 12 


CC 


Yes, that's a good idea. 


7h 12 15 


C 


All right, I'll do it while I'm crossing the ocean. 


74 12 16 


CC 


Okay, that's good. Hey, you don't go over the 
Canaries. 


fh 12 19 


C 


I don't go over the Canaries this time? 


•rk TP PT 




iiiQ, dux; you can ao it oetween now and Carnarvon. 


7li. 19 pli. 


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12 28 


cc 


Okay. Here's Haney's news release. It says in the 
morning. paper that you're not going to go for 5 days. 
J.UJ.O t-ame up in a press conference xast nlmit and 
in answer to this question Chris said it looked like 
we had the consumhles to make it, but we had no 
plans to do so. 


74 12 52 


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Roger. 


74 12 55 


cc 


■■■"CAc occioo <* iiKuirc on m itoinc uo ideljcc 

Pope John XXIII a saint. Even though it nay take 

a hundred years or so. 


74 13 03 


c 


Roger. 


1^ -LJ? 




Ana the Domed Stadium rental controversy is still 
going on. Then, there's a nice story about Chris 
and the Control Center and your fli^t team and 
your ramixies in the Chronicle this morning. 


74 13 22 


c 


Very good. 


74 15 25 


cc 


And then, the last item, the Cards finally beat the 
no irx u£> j^eti uexxiay, t— p. iooit onem xc. innings to uo 
it. That's about it. 


74 ^7 


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74 1^5 


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Roger. I missed that last part, but I guess lt*B 
okay. 


74 15 45 


cc 


Roger. Just about the baseball team. 


74 13 48 


c 


Okay. How's everything going down at the Control 
Center? 


74 13 52 


cc 


Working better than anybody had reason to expect. 


74 l4 00 


F 


Really great, Jim. 



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ik Ik 19 CC Hey, Jim - 

7h Ik 26 CC Gemini k, CAP COM. 

7k 15 03 CC Gemini k. 

Jk 15 13 F Gemini k, Houston Flight. 

7^ 15 ^1 F Gemini k, Houston Plight. 

7^^ 15 ^ C Hello Houston Flight, Gemini k. 

7k 13 k^ F We're real pleased with the way the Control Center 

IB working down here, Jim. The guys ha-ve done a 
great job and deserve a lot of credit. A tremendous 
flight ! 

7k 13 ^ C Roger, thank you. Glad to see it's all working out. 

7it 16 00 F Roger. 

7^^ 16 12 CC Gemini k, CAP COM, Do you want to turn off your 

computer? 

7^ l6 l6 C Roger. Already have, Gxis. 

7k 16 17 CC Okay. 



CARNARVON 



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Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
Hello Carnarvon, Gemini k. 

Okay. You're looking real good here on the ground. 
How are you doing? 

Fine, thank you. Stand hy for just a second- I 
want to write something down. 

Okay. Get a long piece of paper. I've got a series 
of i:5>dates for jrau. 

Okay, 

Okay, I've got my , hut "before that I want to 

tell you that my batteries all checked out over the 
States. Just after I left the States, I did a 
Battery Check and they all looked normal. 



74 59 05 


CC 


Okay. 


7k 39 06 


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Go. 


7k 59 08 


CC 


50-4: 






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7*^ 59 2i+ 


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Okay. 




7k 59 32 


cc 


52-3: 113- 2+2k. 00 33 33. J++03. 9+25. 


7k 59 56 


c 


Okay. 




7^ 59 57 


cc 


55-3: 55 forward, 71 aft. I+3I. I+30. 02 07 I9. 
3+17. 9+00. 


75 00 22 


c 


Okay. 




75 00 23 


cc 


3h-y. 55 f-rvard, 83 aft- I+3I. l+k% 03 kO I3. 
2+-46. 8+39. 


75 00 k3 


c 


Okay. 




75 00 50 


cc 


1^9-DELTA: 
19 13 Ik. 


55 forward, 99 aft. I+3I. 2+O5. 
9+09. 


75 01 12 


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Okay. 




75 01 li*- 


cc 


50-DEI/rA: 
20 U6 06. 


55 forward, 85 aft. I+31. 1+If8. 
1036. 


75 01 55 


c 


Okay. 




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cc 


51-DELTA: 
22 19 00. 


55 forward, 73 aft. I+3I. I+32. 
11+31- 


75 01 58 


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Okay. 




75 01 59 


cc 


52-rSELTA: 


115. 24-25. 23 52 37- 11+^^4. 


75 02 17 


c 


Okay. 




75 02 18 


cc 


53-DELTA: 


100, 2f07. 01 26 56. 11+36. Over. 


TR CiO '^fx 




Say again 


the OUTRC. 


7'^ 00 


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01 26 56. 




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Roger. That's 26? 


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I say it again. 01 26 56. 


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Roger. 01 26 56. 


7S OP 5T 


CC 


Roger. They intentionally omitted 5I-U. You'll 
get that later. 


75 02 57 


c 


Okay. 




75 03 00 


CC 


Did you get them all? 


75 03 02 


c 


Got them all. 


75 05 03 


cc 


Okay. 




75 03 05 


c 


You're getting pretty proficient at that. 


75 03 07 


cc 


I've got a 


lot of wind. 



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75 03 




c 


You said it, not me. 


75 03 


Ik 


cc 


I did it again. 


75 05 


58 


cc 


We'd like to know if your partner's "been sleeping 
straight through. 


75 Ok 


02 


c 


I think so. Every once in a while he opens his 
eyes, but that's the way you sleep up here — sort 
of interrupted a lot. 


75 0^ 


09 


cc 


Roger. 


75 05 


56 


cc 


Command Pilot, you got your helmet on or off? 




J7 


c 


I' VP orot nrv hpln^t on. hut I've ctot thp T>*»flf Tlnff 
unfastened. The light-weight headset's over on 
Ed's side and I don't want to "bother him. 


75 05 




cc 


Okay. 

GUAYMAS 


75 56 


06 


cc 


Gemini k, Guayms CAP COM. 


75 36 


17 


c 


Go ahead Guaymas, Gemini k. 


75 36 


19 


cc 


Roger. All systems are green. We've got a change 
time for your D-9 Experiment, Run k. 


75 36 


25 


c 


Okay. Stand by one. 


75 37 


l4 


c 


Go ahead, Guaymas. 


75 37 


15 


cc 


Roger. Start at smset on Rev 50 at 20:51 Zulu. 


75 37 


27 


c 


That's 20:51 Zulu? 


75 38 


29 


cc 


That's affirmative. 


75 ^2 


3^^ 


cc 


Gemini kj Hotiston GAP COM. 


75 ^2 


in 


c 


Go ahead, Houston, Gemini k. 


75 ^2 




cc 


Hey, Jim, will you turn yoiu" computer ON? 


75 ^2 


i^7 


c 


Roger. 


75 


1*8 


cc 


Okay. I've got another experiment to pass up to 
you here. 


75 iv2 


5if 


c 


Okay. Just a minute. 


75 '*3 


07 


p 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini k. 


75 ^3 


11. 


cc 


Hey, Ed, you're awake! 




50U 



75 ^3 15 P Rog. 

75 it5 16 CC This concerns the Zodiacal Light E5q>eriment which 

is going to "be on "5", and they want to find out If 
they're going to get any fogging of the film from 
the attitude control thrusters. We'd like for you 
to use your y^-ma. Contarex caonera, and you can xise 
either black and white film or color. And set it 
wide open at f/l8 with the range set at 8 feet. 

75 J+5 1^5 c Roger. 

75 1+3 45 CC Then we'd like for you to put the camera against the 

window so that the - and hold it so that the nose 
isn't in the field of view. Then we'd like two 
sets of photograjtos. Want you to be in Pulse Mode 
and have the spacecraft pointed straight down at 
the earth. This wlH be - I'll give you the time 
to start It. But it will be at the black earth on 
the night side. And then give one pulse-up pitch — 
pitch pulBe-iq> and get a picture with the shutters 
of the camera open in the bulb position. And then 
as you come up through the horizon, get another 
picture of - with pitch-down pulse with another 
frame of the camera and again with the shutter wide 
open at that time. And then we want the same type 
of picture with pulse-up with the horizon view and 
with the black earth in view amd a pictiure with 
pulse-down with the horizon view and the black earth 
la view. 

75 1+5 05 C Roger. Ifaderstand a pulse-up and pulse-down with 

the bulb position on the 55-mm black and white or 
color set at f/l8 at 8 feet. 

75 1+5 ll+ GC That's affimative. 

75 1+5 15 C Okay. Will do. 

75 1+5 16 CC Okay. We reconnaend you do it on Rev 51, starting 

at about 21:1+0 G. m. t. 

75 1+5 26 C Roger. Rev 51 at about 21:1+0. 

75 1+5 30 CC Roger. You can tiom your coinputer OFF now. We just 

checked your loading and It's all okay. 

75 1+5 55 C Say, Gus. I've got a question. This D-9 Experiment. 

Is that an Apollo on no. 1+ or is that the other Air 
Force Run no. 1+? 

75 1+5 1+1+ CC It's an Air Force Run. 



75 1^5 '^■^ Okay. When are we going to do the Apollo Run h7 

That one where we take all those stars. 

75 U5 50 CC Didn't you do it? 

75 lf5 CC Didn't you do the Apollo one? 

75 14.5 ^6 C No, we haven't done that one yet. 

75 I4.5 58 CC Okay, we'll schedule it in for you. 

75 lt6 02 C Okay. 

•m k6 05 CC Okay, Jim. Would you press on your external lead. 

Hey, and we have an indication that you're using 
about 2 oiinces more than we think you should. 
We're wondering what is the position of your siiit- 
hand, or do you have something else on that we don.'t 
know about? 

75 1j6 26 C Yes, we have the suit-bands at 2. We'll turn them 

back to 2. 

75 1*6 50 CC That's okay. 

75 lt6 32 C Hey, I still have my ffalfunction Light and my ConH- 

puter Light on, but the switch OFF. 

75 lt6 55 CC We show a computer ON and no Malfunction Light. 

What's your status now with the computer? 



75 lf7 08 



C Prelaunch and some Mode. 



75 14-7 12 CC Well, what mode were you in when you got your Mai 

Light? 

75 U7 15 C What? 

75 25 CC Well, what mode are you in on your computer now? 

75 1^7 27 C I just went from Prelaunch to Catch-Up. That turned 

the Corap light OFF. Let's see if it comes back on 
now. Okay. It's back on. Now we'll turn the whole 
conrputer OFF and see what happens. 

75 1|.7 55 C I still get the Computer Running Light when I've got 

the switch OFF. 

75 1*8 00 CC You still have the Computer Running Light with the 

switch OFF? 

75 1|8 02 C That's affirmative. 

75 1*8 18 CC Hey 

75 1,8 25 C What? 

75 ItB 25 CC Hey, we still show that the computer is on. 



75 ^ 


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You say that you still nhow tlvif, tlm ■"mpuf.or ir nji? 


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cc 


Tliat ' 3 what 'ac, rihow btM'c. 


75 W 




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Okay. 


75 W 




cc 


Cycle it one time, Jim. 


75 W 


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c 


Yes, I cycled it a bunch of times already. 


75 ^ 




cc 


Say again. 


75 ^ 


1 1 


c 


Yes. Hey, listen. Can you tell what mode I'm in 
now down there? 


75 ^ 


50 


cc 


Affirmative. 


75 ^ 


51 


c 


Okay, I'm going to go to Catch-TJp and see if it 
switches over there. 


75 ^^9 


05 


cc 


It's In Catch- Up. 


75 


06 


c 


Did it switch on? 


75 ^^9 


07 


cc 


Yes, it sure did. 


75 1*9 


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All ri^t, switch It back ON. 


75 1^9 


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What mode am I in now? 


75 h9 




cc 


You're in Catch-Up. 


75 h9 




c 


Is that what it shows down there? 


75 ^9 


^9 


cc 


It shows you're in Catch- Up and ON. That's correct? 


75 ^9 


50 


c 


Okay, I must have — my ON/OFF Switch must have failed 
in the ON position. 


1 > >^ 


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c 


Yes. H*»v Gii-^! 




OQ 


cc 


Go ahead 


75 50 


10 


c 


Why don't I just turn the ICS power OFF, let it go 
Dack to irrexaunch. Then jiist turn the IGS power OFF. 


75 50 


22 


cc 


Just stand by on it a minute, Jim. 


75 50 


29 


cc 


Did you get that? 


75 50 


53 


cc 


Gemini \, Houston CAP COM. 


75 50 


35 


c 


Go ahead CAP COM, Gemini K 


75 50 


38 


cc 


Leave yo\ar computer the way it is for a few minutes. 
Okay? 



507 



75 50 ^1 C Okay. I'll leave it OFF - switch OFF, in Prelaunch, 

w!+^^.^: the Compute-- light bxirning- Ac * .:ril.ly , the com- 
puter's on, I guess. 

Y5 50 kj CC Roger. We've got all the experts going through the 

books here. 

75 50 i»S C Okay. 

75 50 51 CC Hey, Jim. Did you have your HF ON when you passed 

over Ascension on the last orbit? 

75 51 01 C No, I didn't have ray HF ON, hut I was reading some- 

hody on UHF. 

75 51 07 CC Yes, they gave you a call. 

75 51 09 C I answered on UHF, but I never got a response. 

75 51 12 CO Okay, fine. 

75 52 03 CC Hey, we're still thinking down here. 

75 52 12 CC Gemini you still reading? 

75 52 25 CC Gemini ^1-, HoiiBton CAP COM. 

75 55 05 CC Gemini h-, Gemini h, Houston GAP COR 

75 55 12 CC Ganini It-, if you read, turn your OFF. 

75 53 22 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. If you read, turn your 

IGS OFF. 

76 01 ih CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM- 
76 01 50 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

76 01 55 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM transmitting in the blind. 

We'd like for you to leave your coniputer running. 
Computer Switch ON, and your AC Power Switch to ACME. 

76 02 18 CC Hello Gemini k, Cape COM TECH. Do you read? Over. 

76 02 UO CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

76 02 53 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. We'd like you to leave 

your Computer Switch OK, your AC Power Switch in 
ACME. 

76 03 3k CC Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. 
76 05 56 CC Gemini ^4-, Houston GAP COM. 

76 Ol^ 15 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Leave your Computer 

Switch ON and your AC Power Switch in ACME. 




76 oh ho GC Gemini h, this is Houston GAP COM. If yoi-.'re trans 

mittingj -we're not receiving, "but we'd like for you 
to leave your Computer Switch CN, your AC Power 
Switch in ACME. 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. We'd like for you to 
leave your Computer Switch ON, your AC power supply 
in ACME. 

Gemini say again please. 

Gemini, Houston CAP COM here. Say again. 

Gemini, Houston. Gemini h. 

Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. We would like 
for you to leave your Computer Switch ON and your 
AC Power Switch in ACME. Do you read? 

Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Leave your Computer 
Switch ON and your AC Power Switch in ACME. 

CARMARVON 

Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

Hello Carnarvon, Gemini h. How are you? 

Roger. Is your Computer Switch in the ON position, 
your AC Power Switch in the A3ME position? 

You want my Computer Switch to ON and the AC on 
ACME. Is that right? 

That's affirmative. 

Okay. 

What position are you in? 

I was in Computer Switch OK and AC power to IGS. 
Roger, understand. What mode were you in? 
What computer mode were you in? 

Carnarvon, Gemini h. I'm in Prelaiinch. I have ray 
Computer ON/OFF Switch to OFF. The computer is 
still running. I have my Power Switch on IGS. 

Okay. 

Tell me again what happened when you went to OFF 
position. 



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Carnarvon, how do you read Gemini ^: 


76 55 ^1 


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Read yju loud and clear, i'.ow irie; 


76 55 ^ 


cc 


Go ahead Gemini \. Read you loud and clear. 


76 35 3^ 


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Carnarvon, Gemini \. 


76 35 56 


cc 


Gemini Carnarvon. Go. 


76 56 02 


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Gemini 4, Carnarvon CAF CUM- 


76 56 12 


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HP 1 1 n L.amairvon^ ne 1 1 0 uarnajTVOuj Lremim t. 


76 56 16 


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Liemini 4-, L>amarvun uiiir Liviri. 


76 56 22 


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Gemini 4, uamarvon UA±^ uxim. 


76 56 28 


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Gemini Carnarvon CAP COM. Over. 


76 56 58 


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Gemini \y Carnarvon CAP COM. 


76 36 51 


cc 


Gemini hy Carnarvon CAP COM. 


76 36 57 


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Carnarvon, Gemini U. Do you read? 


76 36 58 


cc 


Roger. Loud and c^Lear. Eow me? 


76 ^7 00 


c 


Loud and clear. 


76 57 02 


cc 


Okay. Tell me "briefly what happened when you went 
to the OFF position over the mainland. 


76 37 08 


c 


Roger. I tfent to the 05*? position and nothing 
happened. 


76 57 11 


cc 


Did you get a Malfunction Light? 


76 57 12 


c 


What? 


76 57 1^ 


cc 


Did you get a Malfunction Light? 


76 57 15 


c 


No, I didn't. I got a Malfunction Light when I 
turned the AC power from IGS to ACME. 


76 37 22 


cc 


Roger, understand. 


76 57 25 


c 


put it on ACME, the Computer Light keeps going 

nn Qn/l nff* orirl nnf'O in R uVlIT** +Vi*» Malfunction Tjlrflt 

is 


76 57 ^ 


cc 


Gemini \, Carnarvon. How do you read? 
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


76 52 09 


cc 


Gemini 4, CSQ CAP COM. Do you have a Computer J4al- 
function Light? 



510 



7^ S"^ 27 "^'"^rni:. * 

7u 52 28 CC Roger. Do you have a Cor^^jjiiter yalf\;nction Light 

on now? 

76 52 36 C Negative, "but I've sure got a funny coinbination of 

switches. I've got the ACME power on, I've got the 
Computer ON, and my Computer Light finally went off 
and fina3.1y my Nfelfunction Light went off. 

76 52 ^9 CG Can you tell me when your Computer Light went off 

and your Malfunction Light went off? 

76 52 53 C Okay. When we put AC Power Switch from IGS to ACNE 

— this is not supposed to power the computer — the 
Computer Light went off. When the Malfunction Light 
came c.i, then the Computer Light came back on again 
and the Malfunction Light stayed on. Pretty soon 

both of them got dimmer After ^ or h minutes , 

after we went to ACME power, the Coniputer Light 
went out. The ffelfunction Light stayed on for 
about another ^ or 5 minutes, and finally it went 
out. 

76 53 P-h CC Roger. 



HAWAII 



76 59 53 CC Gemini h, Hawaii. 

77 00 06 C Station calling Gemini h, say again. 

77 00 09 CC Roger. Hawaii calling Gemini h. Would like to re-' 

mind you, you have a critical tape dxomp over Guaymas. 
Acquisition time of Guaymas: 20 25 05- Did you 
copy? Over. 

77 00 52 C Negative. I did not copy. 

77 00 CC Roger. A critical tape dump over Guayinas. Acqui- 

sition time: 20 £5 05. Did you copy? Over. 

77 00 50 C Roger. I think you said we are critical TM dump 

over Guaymas at 20: £5. 

77 00 56 CC Roger, roger. 

77 01 00 C Who am I talking to? 

77 01 03 CC This is Hawaii. 

77 01 ok- C Roger, Hawaii. Can you tell how I'm doing on my 

electrical power. 



511 



77 01 ^ 


CG 


Ror^er. Stand by. 


77 01 J-7 


CC 


Roger- Flight reports that you are doing great. 


T! 01 22 


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Above or oelcw tne predicted-' 


77 01 51 


CC 


You have not used as much as predicted and should 
be we3JL ahead. You re rat by approximately loO. 


77 01 1*8 


C 


Roger. Ifeder stand I've got l60 amps more than we 
had planned. 


77 01 5^ 


CC 


That's affirmative. 


77 01 5? 


c 


Okay. 


T7 CK> OP 


c 


Have they got iiiy computer figured out yet? 


no 07 


CC 


Negative oa that, Gemini U. They're working on It 
at the present time. 


77 02 15 


C 


Okay. 

CALIFORNIA 


77 08 iK) 


CC 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


77 08 


C 


Go ahead. Houston, Gemini h. 


77 08 1+7 


CC 


Roger. Gemini 4, we'd like for you to bring your 
AC Power Switch back to IGS and your Computer 
Switch ON, and we'd like for you to watch for a 
rise in the amperage to make cure it comes on. 


77 09 06 


C 


Okay. 


77 09 07 


CC 


And we want you to leave this ON till you've just 
about finished your pass over here. We want to 
check the computer memory. 




c 


GUAYMAS 


77 10 00 


c 


This is Gemini k. I've got the Malfunction Light 
on now, and it won't go out. 


77 10 07 


CC 


Gemini GuajTuas CAP CCM. 


77 10 12 


c 


Roger, Guaymas. Gemini k. 




312 



77 10 


15 


CC 


Roger, I'n not receiving t/M- I'm getting it In- 
termittently now. 


77 10 


55 


cc 


Gemini k, Guaynas CAP COM. We're standing by for 
tape dunrp. 


77 J-t) 






Roger. You want roe to dump it, or can you dump It 
by command? 


77 10 




cc 


You'll hr..-ve to dump it. 


77 10 




c 


Okay. Tape playback coming on CONTINUOUS, 


77 10 


55 


c 


Guaymas CAP COM. Be advised that I can't get my 
Malfunction Light out on my computer now. 


77 11 


00 


cc 


Roger. 


77 11 


19 


cc 


Gemini we're still not receiving dump. 


77 n 


23 


c 


Okay. I've got the tape playback in COHTINUDUS. 


77 n 


35 


cc 


Still no modxilatlon, Gemini \. 


77 U 


38 


c 


Okay. Stand by. 


77 11 


09 


c 


Guaymas, Gemini \. All the switches and circuit 
breaJcers are ON. You ought to be getting it. 


77 12 


15 


cc 


Roger. Stand by. 


77 12 




cc 


Gemini \y Guaymas CAP COM. 


77 12 


1+3 


c 


Go ahead. 


77 12 




cc 


Did you place the Telemetry Switch to REAL-TIME and 
DUMP-TIME? 


77 12 


50 


c 


REAL-TIME and DELAYED-TIME? 


77 12 


52 


cc 


Affirmative. 


77 12 


51^ 


c 


Okay. We can't command anything on. Is that right? 


77 12 


59 


cc 


I got it now, Gemini h. 


77 13 


01 


c 


Okay. 


77 15 


25 


cc 


Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 


77 13 


28 


cc 


Genlni 1*-, Houston CAP COM, 


77 13 


30 


c 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini \. 


77 13 


55 


cc 


Roger, Would you check yovir Indicator Light Test 
Circuit Breaker and tiarn it OFF and see if that 
turns off yo\ir Mai light. Over on your left panel. 


77 13 


59 


cc 


You know the circuit breaker I mean, Jim? 


77 1^ 


06 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 




% 



515 



77 1-- 20 


cc 


Geniini k, Hoiiston CAP COM. 


77 1^ 58 


cc 


Gemini K, Houston CAP CO>L 


77 1^ ^ 


c 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini h. I'm reading you loud 
and clear. 


77 Ik h2 


cc 


Roger. Turn off your Indicator Light Teat Circuit 
Breaker over on your left circuit breaker panel. 


TI 1^ ^9 


c 


Roger, I already have Gus, and it doesn't turi off 
the light. 


77 1^ 52 


cc 


Still doesn't do any good? 


77 1^ 5^ 


c 


Nope- 


77 1^ 56 


cc 


Will you turn your Quantity Read ON for 10 seconds « 


77 15 35 


cc 


Jim, we show that the menory is okay, but we're 
showing about the aame thing that you are otherwise. 


77 15 ^2 


c 


Okay. Let me cycle the computer mode up to, say, 
Catch-Up and to Prelaiinch. 


77 15 50 


cc 


Okay. 


TV 1 TS 
II J-O J-J 


c 


That doesn't seem to do any good. 


77 16 23 


cc 


You have the Conrputer Switch ON and your Power 
Switch on ICS. Right? 


77 16 27 


c 


Roger. I have the Computer Switch ON and the Power 
Switch on IGS. Let me switch the Computer Switch 
OFF and back ON. 


77 16 ^3 


cc 


Jim, what I told you about your memory isn't correct. 
We're not able to check your memory this pass. 


ri 16 ^9 


c 


Okay. Be advised that even when we tiim off the 
Computer Operate Switch, I still have the Malfunc- 
tion Light on. 


77 16 56 


cc 


Roger. How about going to Catch- Up and hitting 
START COMP. 


77 17 06 


c 


Okay. 


77 17 12 


cc 


And nothing happens when you hit your RESET button. 



huh? 



77 17 1^ C Yes, the light goes out and then comes back on in 

a couple of seconds — just like there's a malfunction. 

77 17 18 CC Okay. Have you hit the START COMP? 

77 17 24 C Yes, that just tixmed the Computer Light on. 




77 17 CC Okay, Jim. Go ahead and put your AC Power Switch 

to ACME. Leave your Computer Switch ON. 

77 17 C Leave the Computer Switch ON. Okay. 

77 17 52 CC We'll work, on it. We'll give you an answer when we 

get one. 

77 17 56 C Okay. Be advised that when we got to ACME the 

for juBt a short time, very dimly. Then it goes out. 

77 18 05 CC Say that again. 

77 18 07 C 

Note: Voice tape from pass at Tananarive during 
this period is not avallahle at this time. 
Tananarive COM TECH reported to Houston CAP COM at 
77 54 27 that ^e had contacted Gemini 14- and the 
crew had placed the Tape Playback Switch to COMMAND 
and the T/M Switch to COMMAND. No other report 
from Teuianarive. 



COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



78 22 


09 


CC 


Gemini k, CSQ. Be advised we do not have a valid 
oreQ. temp on the Command Pilot. 


78 22 


22 


CC 


Are you prepared for the Aero-Med Data Pass this 
station? 


78 22 


In 


cc 


Gemini h, CSQ. Do you copy? 


78 22 


56 


cc 


Gemini V, CSQ. Do you copy? 


78 22 


59 


c 


Roger, CSQ. You want an Aero-Med no. 1 Pass on the 
Pilot. Right? 


78 25 


Ok 


cc 


On the Command Pilot. Skip the temperatiore and just 
give us the blood pressure. 


78 25 


10 


c 


Okay. 


78 25 


16 


cc 


Is the Pilot awake? 


78 25 


18 


c 


Roger. He is- 


78 25 


19 


cc 


Would you give me your status on main batteries? 


78 23 


22 


c 


Roger. Just a minute. 


78 25 


tf5 


cc 


Okay. We've got full-scale on the cuff. 


78 2h 


00 


cc 


Turn the Quantity Read Switch OFF. 



315 



78 2k 55 


cc 


Gemini 4 t'llot, Cbti. Do you copy.' 


78 2h- h2 


■n 

r 


(jO aJT.ea.a. inis is xne riJ.Ou. 


fQ 2k kh 


CC 


Roger. What is the status on your main batteries? 


TQ 2k k& 


p 


Roger. 


78 2k 55 


cc 


Roger. Advise the Command Pilot that the first 
hlood pressure is good. Start exercise on your 
mark. 


78 25 IJ- 


p 


The main batteries are all 9 and 22 1/2. 


78 25 17 


p 


MAilK! 


78 25 25 


cc 


What ' s your status for the 65 Rev? 


78 25 27 


p 


0\ir status is GO. 


78 25 29 


cc 


Roger. We are GO on the ground £ilso. I am going 
to upaate your lu cxock wxtn tne oy-i. in. 


78 25 58 


p 


Roger. I read battery readout back to you as 
9 and 22.5- 


78 25 


cc 


Roger. Got that. 


78 25 ^7 


p 


And the adapters are all reading around 2 and 
2^ 1/2. 


78 25 5^ 


cc 


You say amps reading 2 and voltage 22-5* 


78 25 58 


p 


Roger. About 2 l/2. 


78 26 00 


cc 


Roger. 


78 26 05 


cc 


Be advised that Houston does not know yet what the 
problem is on the coinputer. You will be advised 
later. 




p 


I understand. Thank you. 


fO <;0 -Li:: 




Okav Wp ac\\. a ■PiiU-eirff on the blood "oressure. 


78 26 28 


CC 


Your 63-I GMTRC time I've got if you're prepared 
to copy. 


78 26 40 


p 


Roger. Go ahead. 


78 26 kl 


cc 


Roger. 63-I: 16 hours 56 minutes 01 second. 


78 26 50 


p 


Roger. 63-1 is 16 56 01. 


78 26 54 


cc 


Roger. And the second blood pressure is good. 


78 27 07 


cc 


Has the Command Pilot been drinking water? 



316 



7B 27 


10 


c 


I guess I've been drinxlng water, and I've had a 
rneaj-. t^s a ii]aT.oer oi lacLj i m na±i way i-nrougn a 
meal. I started one, and we got inwlved in an ex- 
periment. I'll finish It. If you'll stand by I'll 
try to 


78 27 


25 


p 


He ' s half way throvigh — getting rid of half a meal. 


78 27 


29 


cc 


He said he ' s half way through one meal? 


78 27 


51 


p 


That's affimetive. 


78 27 


55 


cc 


How : "h water? 


78 27 


57 


c 


I've had about 10 gulps — 10 gulps in the last 
5 hours. 


78 27 


1^5 


cc 


Roger. Copy. 


78 27 


50 


cc 


Okay. I have some flight plan items for you when 
you're prep&red to copy. 


78 27 


55 


p 


Roger. Go ahead. 


78 27 


57 




Roger. Experiment ^BC-2 and -5 ON and OFF are pre- 
scheduled times. 


78 28 


07 


p 


Roger. Do you have our on that? 


78 28 


09 


cc 


Roger. The NBC-2 and -5 small-end- forward start at 
25 hours ^9 minutes. End at 15 minutes on Rev 52. 


78 28 


28 


p 


You were blocked out on that last transmission. 
Say again, please. 


78 28 


31 


cc 


Roger. End of experiment — end of ^CC-2 and -5, 
15 minutes the next day. Rev 52. 


78 28 


^9 


cc 


Did you copy? 



HAWAII 



78 55 


10 


cc 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP 


COM. 


78 55 


15 


c 


Hello Hawaii, Gemini 


h. 


78 55 


15 


cc 


Roger. I would like 


to complete your Flight Plan 



update. I'd like to confirm you got Item 2, ^BC-2 
and -3. Are you ready to copy? 

78 55 51 C Roger. We're ready to copy but speak slowly. You're 

breaking up. 




78 53 CC Roger. Iter. 2: :-EC-2 and -5- ::'£,? pass start at 

25:^19 Z^Jlu. End at 00:15- Rev 52. Did you copy? 
Over. 

78 55 19 P Affirmative. ^BC-2 and -5- Sraall-end- forward 

25:49. End at 00:15. Rev 52. 

78 55 26 CC Roger. D-8 Experiment: Check no. 1. Start at 

23:57- Check no. 2, Start at 01:50. Item no. h, 
Onboard Map Update: Rev 50, ascending node 102P 
East at G. ra. t. of 21:26. Item no. 5: if possible, 
S-6 photos of tropical storm off the west coast of 
Mexico. Tropical storm Victoria, Item no. 6: 
Delete Apollo Landmark Run no. 7- Area is too 
cloudy.. Did you copy? Over. 

78 35 59 P Roger. I copied all the information. 

78 56 01 CC Roger. You look good here on the ground, Gemini h. 

78 56 05 C You look good up here also. 

78 56 07 CC Roger, Hawaii CAP COM standing by. 

78 56 09 C Roger. 



GUAYMAS 



'J& hh 16 CC Gemini h, Guaymas CAP COM. 
78 20 C Go ahead Guaymas, Gemini h. 

78 hh- 25 CC Roger. All systems look green. Flight would like 

you to think about where you plan on storing the 
equipment. They'd like to come up with a CG. So, 
in the next few hours, if you could, we'd like you 
to think about it and maybe tell us where you're 
going to put all those things. 

Y8 lf4 59 C Okay. We've already thought about it. We thought 

about it quj.te early in the ball ganie. We're going 
to put the event pack back down in the wheel well — 
the foot well on the right-hand side, bolted back 
down where it was for launch. 

78 Jf4 55 CC Rog. 

78 ¥4- 56 ' C We're going to take the cable and Ed's going to hold 

it between his legs, about level with the bottom of 
the seat. 

78 i^5 06 CC Rog. 



78 !i5 


08 


c 


V/e're going to put the gun back in our center food 
box. 


78 


14 


cc 


Roger. 




16 


c 


We're ready to put the film in the center food box. 


78 


20 


cc 


Sav attain? 


78 


21 


c 


We're going to put the film — the camera film — 


78 if5 


25 


cc 


Roger. 


78 if5 


27 


c 


We're going to put the cameras in the left-hand food 
box. 


78 


51 


cc 


Roger. 


78 Us 


33 


c 


We're going to put the sextant in the middle food 
box. 


78 1^5 


36 


cc 


Roger. 


78 45 


58 


c 


And all the refuse is going in the right-hand food 
box. 


78 1^5 


43 


cc 


Roger. 


78 45 




c 


And I think that takes care of it. 


78 1^5 




cc 


Roger. We got it. 


78 U5 


U9 


c 


Okay. The refuse that doesn't fit in the right-hand 
food box will go either in the left-hand food box or 
the side-wall boxes where we've got the film. 


78 45 


58 


cc 


Roger. 


78 it6 


02 


c 


The sleeves off Ed's suit and extra thick garment on 

yj.^ ujjF ij-c^o w J-.i .1. ijcr 0 i>v.jw ci^u, ±11 lujr J-Ut/U Wt?-L~L UIl LfllG 

left side. 


78 1^ 


12 


cc 


Roger. 


73 1;^ 


-■-^ 


p 






14 




Sounds like you ' re kind of crowded up there. 


78 Ji6 


17 


c 


It's pretty deep. I can just barely see out of the 
window. 


78 46 


21 


cc 


We'll see you tomorrow. 


78 ito 


25 


c 


Okay. 


78 l^6 


37 


cc 


Gemini 4, Flight would like to know how much that 
refuse weighs. 


78 1+6 


^■5 


c 


About 3000 pounds I 



'jQ h6 h^ CC I'll pass that along. 

78 50 C the packages that the food came in, the de- 

fecation bags, and a lot of waste paper like that. 
So it shouldn ' t be too heavy. 

78 47 01 CC Roger. 

COASTAL SEHTRY QUEBEC 

79 58 2l|- CC Gemini h, CSQ. Do you copy? 
79 58 55 C 

79 58 57 CC Roger. Houston requests we pass the following in- 
formation to you regarding the computer problem. 
Do you copy? 

79 58 lf7 C Roger. Stand by one, please. 

79 59 03 C Roger. Go ahead. 

79 59 05 CC Roger. They report that in ground testing on space 

craft GT-2 and GT-3 this same problem was encoxm- 
tered and it apparently was caused by the computer 
being too cold. Houston requests you to take the 
following action. Do you copy? 

79 59 25 C Roger, copy and standing by. 

79 59 25 CC Roger. Computer Switch to OFF. AC Fower Switch to 

IGS. Then Computer Switch to ON. Do you copy? 

79 59 59 C Roger. Computer OFF. IGS to ON and computer ON, 

Y9 59 hh CC Roger. After about 20 minutes, start punching the 

Malfunction Light to see if it will reset and ex- 
tinguish. 

79 59 55 G Roger. Then wait 20 minutes to see if it will re- 

set and extinguish. 

79 59 57 CC Roger. 

80 00 16 CC Gemini k. If the Nfelfunction Light does not reset 

the first time, keep trying at intervals of 5 to 
10 minutes. 

80 00 27 C Roger. If it doesn't reset the first time, try at 

intervals of 5 to 10 minutes. 

80 00 50 CC Roger. 



80 00 56 C If we get that thing operating again, do you want 

us to leave it to operate. 

30 00 59 CC Roger. That will be left on for the rest of the 

flight. 

80 00 ^4-5 C Sounds like a good idea to roe. 

80 00 it6 CC Say again. 

80 00 47 C I said that sounds like a pretty good idea to me. 

80 00 49 CC Roger. This is an attempt to get the coniputer 

warmed up and also recharge the ACPU which is prob- 
ably run down at this time. 

80 01 02 C Roger 

80 01 05 CC Roger. All systems look good on the groiond here. 

That's all we have unless you have something else 
to report. 

80 01 11 C Report. A negative on the sighting of tropical 

storm Victoria as when we passed over we were 

a little bit west of It, and there wasn't a good 
picture. 

80 01 25 CC Roger, understand. 

80 01 27 P "tl^e Command Pilot. 

80 01 55 CC Say again about Command Pilot. 

80 01 36 P Command Pilot is retiring for the evening. 

80 01 59 CC Roger. 

80 01 kl C Good night. 

80 01 1+5 CC Roger. 

80 01 1*6 CC We'll be seeing you next pass. 
80 01 50 C Roger. Thank you very much. 

80 01 52 CC Roger. 

HAWAII 

80 09 20 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 

80 09 2li- P Co ahead Hawaii, Gemini h. 

80 09 26 CC Roger. We would like to find out if you tried the 

procedure that was given you over CSQ on your 
computer. 



OO 09 52 P That ' s affirmative. The procedure was given to rae 

10 minutes ago. I haire 10 more minutes to wait un- 
til I try to reset. 

QO 09 kh CC Roger, Gemini h. We heard that. 

80 10 10 P How's everything down there? 

80 10 15 CC You're looking good from here, Gemini h. 

80 10 17 P Roger. All is fine up here. 

80 10 20 CC Roger. 

ROSE KNCO? VICTOR 



Co 28 ik CC Ganini 1*, RKV GAP COU. 
80 28 18 P Cro ahead RKV, Gemini h. 

80 28 20 CC Roger. We're showing an indication here on the 

ground of the computer being in a Prelaunch Made. 
We're also showing a malfunction indication. How 
does it look up there? 

80 28 50 P That's affirmtive, and I've "been unable to reset it. 

80 28 CC Roger. Flight advises that it may take a little 

while. Continue attempting to reset diirlng this Rev. 

80 28 k2 P Roger- Will do. 

80 28 52 CC All your systems look good here on the ground. We'll 

stand by for the rest of this pass. 

80 28 58 P Roger. They're all good up here, also. 

80 29 02 CC Roger. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



81 29 li-9 CC Gemini h, CSQ CAP COM. Do you copy? 
81 30 05 P Go ahead CSQ, Gemini h. 

61 50 09 CC Roger. Flight advises it may take several orbits 

for your comtputer to come on line. Would like for 
you to leave the computer at the Prelaunch Mode 
and ground will advise you later. 

81 50 28 P Roger. I understand leave the computer in Prelaunch 

Itode. 



322 



81 50 


52 


CC 


Roger. Ground will follow trend data and advise 
you later. 


81 30 


36 


p 


Roger^ I understand. 


81 30 


59 


CC 


Be advised also that you have a critical tape dump 
over Hawaii, and also a Medical Pass. 


81 30 


h3 


p 


Roger, I understand. 


81 30 


50 


CC 


That's in about 7 or 8 minutes. 


81 30 


53 


p 


Roger. 


81 30 


59 


CC 


Also, we have the new conrputations on your orbit. 
Perigee 85-5 ^n<i apogee 139> with a "^-day lifetime. 


81 31 


15 


p 


Roger, understand. 85 by 139- 


81 31 


20 


CC 


Roger- 


81 31 


35 


CC 


Gemini h, give us your Quantity Read Switch for 

&r Oct- uxlUo* 


oi 31 






l\i.^"X > OWXvV^Ii -1.0 ^'£1 lulirLi./- 


81 51 


in 


CC 


Roger. We've got it. 


81 52 


05 


CC 


Okay, we've got your quantity. 


81 52 


09 


c 


Quantity OFF. 


81 32 


20 


CC 


All systems look GO down here. 


81 52 


21 


c 


They're all GO up here, too. 


8i ^? 




CC 


Roger. 


81 33 




CC 


Gemini k, CSQ. That's all we have. We're standing 
by. 


81 33 


1^3 


C 


Roger CSQ. Thank you very much. 


81 35 


If? 


CC 


Roger. 

HAWAII 


81 58 


56 


CC 


Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. We have your temperature, 
You can start your blood pressure and stand by for 
our Surgeon. 


81 39 


10 


p 


Roger, Gemini 4. 


81 39 


1^2 


s 


Gemini h, Hawaii Surgeon. 


81 39 




p 


Go ahead Hawaii, Gemini k. 




325 



8l 59 ^ ^ We're having some difficulty recording blood pres- 

sure on the ground, but our data is being remoted 
to Houston. So let's try it once more. 

81 59 57 P Roger, pumping it up again. 

81 1«D 08 S Full-scale- 

81 52 S We have a valid blood pressure. Standing by for 

exercise on your mark. 

81 IK) 1^2 P MARK! 

81 hi 51 S Gemini h, Hawaii Surgeon. Be advised we had telem- 

etry dropout, and may ha"-/© missed your second blood 
pressure. Have you transmitted yet? 

81 k2 01 P Roger, I have transmitted. 

81 k2 05 S Roger. Would you give tis one more, please? 

81 42 06 P Roger, romlng again. 

81 1*2 20 S Chiff is full-scale. 

81 lf2 29 S Looks like this will be a good one. Standing by for 

your food, water, and sleep report, 

81 h2 k2 P Roger. I've started on the meal 1 of day h. I've 

had about 8 swallows of water. I slept about an 
hour and a half in the last h- hours' sleep period. 

81 14-2 58 S Roger. Was it good sleep? 

81 U3 01 P It was good soimd sleep and I don't feel that I re- 

quire anymore. 

81 l|-3 06 S Roger. Thank you, Gemini k. Back over to Hawaii . 

CAP COM. 

81 10 P Rog. 

81 15 CC G«nini k, Hawaii CAP COM. I have a D-9 update for 

you when you're ready to copy- 

81 lf3 51 GC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 

81 UO CC GCTilni k, Hawaii CAP COM. 

81 1^5 1+4 P Go eihead Hawaii, Gemini h. 

81 43 k6 CC Roger. I have a D-9 update for you whenever you're 

ready to copy. 

81 43 51 P Roger, ready to go. 

81 43 53 CC Apollo Run h. Your start time 00 02 45- Stop time 

00 03 21. Did you copy? Over. 




3i kh 15 P Roger. Understand Apollo Run -r is 00 02 i+5j 

00 05 21. 

81 hk 20 CC That's it. 

81 57 CC Gemini h, Hawaii CAP COM. 

81 l^J^ 1+1 p Go ahead Hawaii. Gemini h. 

31 45 CC Roger. Those times I gave you were in error. That 

is 02 hours i^5 minutes for your start time, 05 hours 
21 minutes for your stop time. 

81 kk P Roger. 02:lf5 and 03:21. That - I copied them also. 

81 kh 59 CC Roger. 

81 i»-5 00 P Be advised my last MSG Pass through the anomaly, I 

didn't feel that I had a good yaw reference small- 
end- forward on this run to be sure we have a good 
ran. I'll do a modified version of Apollo no. k. 

81 IT CC Roger, understand. 

81 21 CC This is Hawaii CAP COM. Standing by. Everything 

looks good on the ground. 

81. i*-5 hi CC Gemini Hawaii CAP COM. Be advised that yovr 

coolant temperatures are coming up, and we do feel 
optimistic about your computer problem. 

Did you copy, Gemini h7 

Gemini h, Gemini h, HKV CAP COM. 

Roger RKV, Gemini h. 

Roger. We're showing the pumps ON in both loops on 
the groxind. Is that correct? 

That's affirmative. I turned the secondary pump 
UN 

Roger. 

Do you have any 

Say again. 

Do you have any 

Do not imder stand. Say again, please. 

Roger. Hawaii was trying to give roe some type of 
update concerning the fuel consumed when we had LOS. 
Do you have that message for me? 



81 45 52 


CC 


82 01 55 


CC 


82 01 1+5 


P 


82 01 hQ 


CC 


82 01 55 


p 


82 02 08 


CC 


8z oe 10 


p 


82 02 12 


CC 


82 02 16 


p 


82 02 28 


CC 


82 02 51 


? 



82 02 


1|0 


CC 


Roger. We sure do. Indications are uhat the sys- 
that the corap\iter will come on before long. 


82 02 


56 


cc 


Wovild you turn the secondary loop back OFF, please. 


82 05 


00 


p 


Say again, please. 


82 05 


02 


cc 


Roger. Would you turn the secondary loop OFF again, 
please. 


82 05 


08 


p 


Secondary loop OFF. 


82 05 


11 


cc 


Roger. 


82 03 




cc 


I have a Pegasus update for you. 


82 03 


W 


p 


Roger. Ready to copy. 


82 03 


16 


cc 


I'.c^&r. That's Pegasus will be on the horizon. Line 
of flight near CSQ, yotrr 55 Rev. If you track pitch 
you will be at 90P pitch-up. G.m.t. 02:28. Slant 
range, 268 nautical miles. Do you copy? 


82 03 




p 


Roger, imderstand. Pegasus, my 531"^ Rev, near the 
Cotj area, uyu verticej. ax uc.co. 


82 03 


55 


cc 


Roger, a slant range 268 nautical miles. 


82 05 


58 


p 


Roger, 268 nautical miles. 


82 Qk 


05 


cc 


We're showing approximately 950 pounds on your oxy- 
gen. Would you turn the Repress ON and run that 
Primary oxygen down a ways? 


82 Oll- 


16 


p 


Roger. 


82 04 


22 


cc 


Will you bring it on down to about 85O? 


82 Oil. 


31 


p 


I'd rather not right now. The Command Pilot is 
sleeping, and we don't have him suited up in glove 
and helmet. 


82 Ch 


51 


cc 


Roger. We concur. 


82 05 


05 


ee 


Gemini 4, wouldr you attempt another reset -or^ that 
computer malfunction? 


82 05 


12 


p 


Set's on. 


82 05 


15 


cc 


Roger. 


82 05 


56 


cc 


This is RKV standing by. We have about 5 minutes 
left. 


82 05 




cc 


Gemini RKV standing by. We have about 3 minutes 



left. 



"32 08 23 P Roger. Locks like the whole 

62 06 5 J CG Roger, ".har-.k you. We saw you d'ui-i:.s the last pc-ss. 

COAST/lL SEIiTRY QUEEEX: 

8^) 02 't-5 CC Gemini C3Q CAP GOV- Be advised if you're t>-ac>- 

ing Pegasus, do not exceed -f-?^ pitch. You've got & 
critical tape dump. If you are tracking Pegasus, 
please go to critical tape dump attitude. 

85 05 11 CC Please advise. 

85 05 25 CC Gemini h, CSQ. Bo you copy? 

85 05 56 CC Gemini k, CSQ. Do you copy? 

85 05 39 C CSQ, Gemini h. 

85 03 ''+1 CC -■■jre you tracking Pegasus? 

83 05 !+5 C Trying to find itJ 

83 05 ^4-5 CC Okay, '.^e've got a critical tape dump. Are you in 

attitude? 

85 05 50 C It wo'xLd be a little hard to track Pegasus and be 

in attitude, which do you want me to do? 

83 05 53 CC Don't exceed ^5° pitch- We want this tape dump. 

85 03 57 C Roger, understand, Art. To track data at this pass, 

I've got to get up to 9C. 

83 ok- 03 CC Okay. We want the tape dump, so omit Pegasus. 

83 Olj- 08 C Roger. 

83 oh 09 CC Let me know when you're in attitude. 

83 Oh 11 C Roger. 

83 OU 22 C Gemini k is in attitude. 

35 ok 2k CC Roger. 

85 Oh 30 CC I have an Orbital N5ap update for you. 

83 ok 3U C Roger. Let rae know w'.en you dump the tape and I'll 

go back to track it. 



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04 58 CC R'l-ger. Wc will do. 

83 OS ;0 CC Gemini 4, CSQ. Had you spotted FegasusT 

85 05 07 C Negative. I'm trying to. 

85 05 11 C As soon as I get my tape oairaped I'll get back up. 

85 05 15 CC Roger, will do. 

85 05 18 CC Okay, yo- r mp update: ascending node Rev 5.^. 

longitude F^st at 01 hours 51 minutes. 

8^ 05 52 C Roger, understand. 55rd Rev, longitude yf East 

at 01:51- 

85 05 35 CC Roger. Woiad you reset your Malfunction Light? 

85 05 U2 C Roger. I have tried to reset it quite a few tines 

and it hasn't been successful. 

05 1*8 CC Roger. I also have some CIA end PLA updates for you. 

Are you prepared to copy? 

8^ 06 02 CC I'll give you just cme and lot RKV pass the rest and 
'' give you a chance to go back to track. 

85 06 09 C Roger, prepared. 

85 06 11 CC Roger. 5'+-CEm'A: 86. 01+1*9- 03 02 ll*. lCH-36. 

p Roger, got it. 

33 08 05 CC Okay. Go ahead, Gemini 1*. Resixme track to Pegiisui; 

85 08 11 CC Gemini 1*, CSQ. You copy? 

85 08 18 CC Gemini 4, CSQ. Do you copy? 

81* 36 57 CC Gemini h, CSQ. Do you copy? 

814- 37 02 P Roger, CSQ. Gemini reads you five square. 

81* 37 Ol* CC Roger. We have some HA and CLA data, will you 

prepare to copy? 

81* 57 09 P Roger. 

81* 37 12 CC Roger. Area 55-DEI/IlA: 82. OU 5!* 10, 9*-57- 

Area 55-5: split burn, 55 aft, IO9 forward. 1+51- 
&H7. 05 15 1*0. 02+55. 0&+-l*7. How's it going? 

81* 58 01 P Roger, we copied. 

81* 58 Ol* CC You copy that last? 

81* 58 05 P Roger. 

31* 58 06 CC Roger. Area 56-DEniIA: 81. 1+1*2. 06 06 36. 5+11- 

13+39. Got that one? 



3plU ; V :-o:-vur-U IO5 v.f-. 1. 1+51. 5+10 . 

03 27 50. 7+22. Do you copy: 

Roger. 

Roger. Area ■j7-2: 86. 1+^9- -7 -2 52. 7+12. 
11 .-52. >B-2: 9^. 1+59. 09 Irj ^2. 5+^. 10+^1. 
Area 56-3RA.V0: split 'bum, 55 i'^rvard, 5I af'^- 
1+51. 1+51^. 10 00 10. aK)5. Area 55-2: 10^;. 
2+12. 10 50 5^. 9+J4-5. Do you copy? 

Roger. 

Roger. We're reading 96O on your primary 0^ pres- 
sure, you might watch that. 

Roger, I'll try to hold that. Could you give me 
55-DELTA again? You were a little garbled. 

Roger, first reading. 55-DELTA: 82. 1+hk. 
Ok J,k 10. 9+57- 

Roger, then the next one was 55-5'- 

The la^t -'r.e: 55-DELTA. 55-DELTA. Do you copy? 
C-emini 'f . C3Q. Did you copy that? 

TEXAS 

The light-weight headsets are not comfortable to 
wear. They have a good generating mark to them. 

Gemni h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead Houston, Gemini 4. 

Gemini h, this is Houston. We would like Informa- 
t ign_ on what D^9_ has bee n accomplished. 

Roger, understand. You'd like information on what 
D-9 Experiment has been accoraplished. 

That's affirmative. The run numbers that you have 
coni-Dleted and also what stars you are ijsing for tne 
Apoilo D-9. 



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Qh 26 C Roger. Stand by one, please. On the Apollo D-9 

Run h we liad Antares and Scorpii. And ve nade a 
long run or. that one and a short one. We made also 
a run on Antares amd the third order mignitude star 
In Scorpio. We made no Apollo star to booster sight- 
ings. We have mde three Air Force D-9 runs. 
Hoiaston, Gemini Are you reading? 

8^*- ^ 51 CC This is Houston. Reading you loud and clear and 

understand you have made three Air Force D-9's, an 
Apollo no. h on Antares and one of the stars in 
Scorpio, a long and a short run. You got a long 
Antares and the third magnitiide on Scorpio. Right? 

Qh ^ hi C Roger. The two stars in Scorpio are Scorpii and 

Antares. Those are the ones about 21° apart. 

84 1*8 55 CC Roger, I copied those. 

8^* U8 58 C And the Air Force D-9 run - the way they're laid 

out is difficult to inn. We got some runs though. 
In different order and accomplished basically the 
Information that they wanted in D-9. 

84 49 12 CC Iftiderstand. You basically accomplished what the 

Air Force wanted. We'll analyze this in Flight 
Plan and try to get you a final update for D-9. 

84 49 21 C Roger, xmderstand. Thank you. 

84 49 55 CC 



Gemini 4, this is Houston. Did you have any luck 
tracking Pegasus B on that CSQ pass? 



84 49 39 C Negative. I had to come down for that tape dump 

and when I went back up I didn't have any luck. 
The sun was jiost about ^CP also. And there ' s a 
lot of stuff on the outside of my window which makes 
a lot of reflection. Very difficult to see. 

84 49 56 CC Roger. On yo\ar fuel status; latest analysis looks 

like we're Jiost going to have enough to complete the 
Flight Plan and still keep our gage in acciiracy past 
there. Try to be as jiKlicious as possible with it 
now. 

84 50 l^j C In Horizon Scanners with Pulse only. 

84 50 21 CC I didn't copy that. 

84 52 51 CC Gemini 4, Houston CAP COR Over. 

84 52 47 CC Gemini 4, Houston CAP COM. If you read, give me 

your latest relative humidity. 



Gerini ••- The l;;"-:-^'- :..j:;iu.i^y reading is 



o-^ 55 11 CC Say again yoior wet hiab. 

8U 53 1^+ C 62, 62. 

eA 55 l6 CC Roger, 79 ^'Tf > 62 wet. We'll compute it, thank you. 

&v 53 20 C Still staying around 62, 63 percent. 

8U 53 23 CC Roger. 

84 55 26 C We've "been going with gloves off and visor open, 

now, for the last day or so. 

gi^_ ji^. CC Understand that. Are you trying to get about one 

reading per Rev and put it in your log? ' 

Qk 55 hi C We're keeping them up as the experiments display. 

53 ^ CC Okay, thank you. Houston out. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

85 10 55 CC Gemini h, Gemini 4, this is RKV CAP COM. 
85 10 ho P Go ahead RKV, Gemini k. 

85 10 U9 CC Gemini 4, Gemini h, RKV CAP COM. 
85 10 55 P Go ahead, RKV. 

85 10 55 CC Roger. We want to take a check on your computer 

malfunction during this pass. Would like to ha-"re 
you depress it and hold it for 5 seconds. Give me 
a mark at the beginning and the end. 

85 11 10 P Roger, will do. MARK! 

85 11 18 P MARK! 

85 11 23 CC Roger. Thank you. 

85 11 2B" CC We^XTbe^^ahding by on tlre-nejfr^ss-fOT^tted 

Type 1 on the Command Pilot if he is awake. The 
time of that will be approximately 05 hours 58 min- 
utes. 

35 11 h2 P Roger, 05:58. 

85 11 57 P Did you get my mark? 

85 12 00 CC Gemini If, RKV. 



85 12 


02 


p 


You might find out if they want to get a ^^j^e 1 
Medical Pass on the Pilot yet. I'll be going to 
aleex) Tirohablv In a little hit 


85 12 


09 


cc 


Roger. I'll check right now. 


85 12 


49 


cc 


Gemini h, this is RKV. That's affirmative. If 
the Command Pilot is not awake we'll take a Type 1 
on the Pilot. 


85 12 


56 


p 


Roger. Do you want that the next Rev or now? 


85 13 


00 


cc 


Roger. That will he on the next Rev. 


85 15 


02 


p 


The Pilot 


85 13 


06 


cc 


Rotter. Do you want to eive us a blood nr-PRRiir** nn 
this one? 


85 13 


09 


p 


Roger. I'll start a temperature for you and then 
work on a blood pressure. 


85 15 


13 


cc 


Roger. 


85 13 


25 


s 


You're full-scale. 


85 1^ 


02 


s 


That's a good blood pressure, give your exercises. 


85 1^ 


16 


p 


MARK! 


85 1^ 


i+1 


s 


You're full-scale. 


85 15 


19 


s 


That's a good blood pressure. Could you give me 
your report? 


85 15 


23 


p 


Roger. I've finished meal 1 of day k. I've had 
6 swallows of water, and I'll be going to bed here 

probably in the next hour or two since last 

report. 


85 15 


38 




RKV Surgeon.- Roger. Good report, thank you. 


85 15 




p 


Roger. See you next Rev. 
TEXAS 


85 3^ 


50 


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Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


85 35 


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Hello Hoiaston, Gemini h. 


85 35 


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cc 


Gemini 4, this is Houston CAP COM. Put your Tape 
Playback Switch to RESET, please. 


85 55 


10 


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Roger, going to RESET. 



-r. 35 13 CC Roger. I'd like to give yo-; "l.i^^le br-^-f::.--- 

vhat we came up vi*' : • reentry' rrHn'^u- 

-.-er. Are you copyirig me clearlyT 

85 35 5^ C 



85 35 36 CC Okay. We looked at all the possible possibilities 

down here. About the worst case we could corae up 
with is your 5-sigraa error miss distance — worst 
case 70 nautical miles. That's 70. What we wou.'' ^. 
like to have you do is an OA^B retro naneuverj then 
we will have a raanual retrofire, of course, with no 
computer. We want a zero-lift, rolling reentry. 
That's zero-lift, rolling reentry. The reason for 
the decision on the rolling versus a 90-90 bank is 
that there's less chance of dispersions. They will 
tend to equalize out. We feel we can have a faster 
recovery that way. Also, doing it that way we can 
get an IP prior to your blackout and you should pull 
about 8g*s on that reentry. Bo you copy? 

85 56 ^5 C Roger. Understand a nBxiraura 5-slgina miss distance 

of 70 nautical miles, an OA^B retro, a manual retro- 
fire, a zero-lift rolling, I got a faster recovery, 
be able to plot point of impact. 

85 37 10 CC Roger. You got all of that. Now this zero- lift 

rolling only applies to your terminal maneuvers. 
All your CLA's and PLA's onboard are still the 60P 
bank. 

85 57 22 C Roger, understand. 

85 37 25 CC Okay. I have a D-9 update for you. It's a Run 

no. 1, Revolution 55 and 56. Start time 05 48 Wy, 
use stars of opportunity. 

85 37 50 C Roger. Rev 55, and no. 1, start time 05 U8 55 and 

say the last part. 

85 37 57 CC That st rt time is 05 if8 ^15, use stars of opportunity. 
85 38 05 C Stars of opportunity? 

85 58 17 CC Gemini 4, I did not get your last transmission. I 

i ay again, use stars of opportunity. 

85 38 2^ C Roger, stars of opportunity. 

85 38 26 CC Okay, do you have any questions you would like the 

ground to answer with regards to your reentry? 



85 58 ^ Gemini ^, this is Houston. We passed up this re- 

entry so you two could talk it over and come tack 
later on if you have any questions. For your in- 
forrrfition, the 65-I weather forecast looks like 
about 3- to U-foot waves with I8 knots of wind, 
visibility and ceiling will be good. 

35 59 10 ^ Roger, understand. Was that an Apollo 9 or D-9 foi" 

that Rev 55? 

85 59 IT That is a I)-9 Run no- 1- Stand by and I'll get 

further clarification. 

85 59 5^ CC Gemini h, this is Houston. That is not Apollo, it's 

Just straight D-9. 

85 59 39 C All right, D-9. 

85 59 hi CC And that's all I have from Houston. Standing by. 
85 39 '^5 C 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

86 1^5 23 CC Gemini Gemini k, Gemini h, this is RKV CAP COM. 
86 1^3 30 P Go ahead RKV, Gemini h. 

86 ^^3 32 CC Roger. We have a valid temperature. Would you pump 

up your blood pressure? 

86 lf3 37 P ■■ -^^y- 

kk ok S Gemini k, this is RKV Surgeon. Would you give us 

the blood — there it goes. Blood pressvure is going 
up. - ■ ■ ■ 

86 hk OQ P Roger. 

86 hh- 39 S All right, Gemini h. We have your blood pressure. 

Give me a mark on your exercise. 

86 i+4 58 P MARK! 

86 U5 21 P MARK! 

86 '♦6 16 S Okay, your cxiff is full-scale. 

86 46 38 S Gemini we have a good blood pressiore. Standing 

by for your food, water, and sleep report. 



33^ 




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Roger. Gemini 4 here. This is the Command Pilot. 
I just finished about a 5 and a half hour nap of 
wnii-n ijfit? j-citjLi J iiuLLTo ox sxeep were c^uite good. 
The first 2 and a half were rather fitful. I'm in 
the process of eating meal 2 of day 4 and I haven't 
had but about 5 swallows of water since I woke up 
but I t)lan on havin^r about anothf^r* in ni~ I'S "h^^nya. 
I finish, along with the meal. 


86 1+7 


58 


s 


Real fine, thank you, Gemini 4. RKV Surgeon out. 


86 47 




p 


Roger. 


86 kl 


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cc 


GATTi-Inl 4 RKV CAP COM 


86 47 




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Go ahead RKV CAP COM. Gemini 4 


86 47 


55 


cc 


Roger. Would you give us Quantity Read for 
15 seconds? 


86 47 


59 


p 


Roger. 


86 48 


18 


cc 


Roger. That's good on the quantity read. 


86 48 


20 


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The switch is OFF. Be advised I dumped the pressure 


86 48 






Roger • 


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The coating on the gingerbread wrappers* It tastes 
vciry wsutjf at> ±\j ..... xiijeu. Tine msicie ox my mouun. 
It is something comparable to what was cai the sand- 
wiches. I put one inside my mouth after I had eaten 

a xittJLe Dili leexs liKe somebody spread lard 

all over your tongue. 


88 16 


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cc 


Gemini 4, RKV CAP COM. 


88 16 


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Hello RKV. Gemini 4. 






cc 


noger. j. nri vb owo jipoj_Lo ijancuD&rK updaues lor you. 
Are you prepared to copy? 


88 16 


58 


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Just a moment. 


88 17 


05 


c 


Go ahead RKV. We copy. 


88 17 


08 


cc 


Okay, Roger. It will be for Rev 57. Sequence 
no. 16, at a G. m. t. of O8 hours 11 minutes. Yaw 
12° , pitch 3^ } 16-mm camera. Rev 58, se- 
quence 12, G. m.t. 09 hours 56 minutes, yaw 3^ 
pitch , use l6-mm camera. Do you copy? 


87 17 


47 


c 


Roger. Rev 57, Sequence I6, 08:11, yaw 12°, pitch 
5OP, 16-mm camera. Rev 58, sequence 12, 09:36, 
yaw 3°, pitch 30, using l6-mm camera. 




88 l8 07 CC That's affirmative. We also have the computer test 

for you. Are you prepared to copy? 

88 18 12 C Go ahead. 

88 18 l**- cc Okay. We want to check the computer in all modes. 

There will be three steps to this check. First 
step: put 10 ft /sec In all IVI windows. Then push 
the tfelfunction Reset. Then press the Start Corap 
and watch for a Computer Running Light indication. 
You will do this in all modes. If you do not - I 
repeat - do not get an Indication of computer running, 
then you will perform another test. In this other 
test, you will check In all modes. You will turn 
the coniputer OFF for 2 seconds - the Computer power 
OFF for 2 seconds. After the ccn^juter has "been re- 
powered, repress the manual Malfunction Reset and 
also Start Comp. If you get a Computer Running 
Light In any mode, discontinue this 2-aecond power 
off. Do you copy? 

88 18 l^l- C Roger. Computer check of all modes. Insert 

10 ft /sec in an _the_ IVI's, push the Malfunction 

Light, and push the Start Comp button is 

turn the computer OFF for 2 seconds, repower 
and depress the Malfunction Light. If we get those 

at any time, well, we should discontinue the 

test. 

88 19 55 CC Roger. That's affirmative. We're standing by here 

for you to start it. If you can't finish it over 
our site, go ahead and report the results to the 
Canary Islands. 

88 20 02 C Okay. We've done these things already without any 
— - results, but I ""^11 go ahead and go' over them again. 

88 20 08 CC Okay. 

88 20 22 CC Flight advises that if you do get a Running Light 

indication during the second set of tests, then go 
back to the first set and repeat that in each mode. 

88 20 37 C Roger. Will do. 

88 21 58 CC Gemini k, RKV. We're standing by for your check on 

that computer. 

88 21 hj, C Roger. I'm doing it right now. 

88 21 ^ CC Okay. 

88 21 ^7 C We can't insert anything in the IVI's 



556 



88 21 58 CC Okay. We understand. 

88 22 01 C on the second test. 

88 22 52 CC Gemini h, on this Insertion of the IVI'b, you are 

to do that manually. Is this the way you've been 
doing it? 

88 22 ^2 C I've been doing it through the MDIU, 

88 22 ^5 CC Negative. Do it manually on the IVI indicator there. 

88 22 ^^9 C That doesn't do anything. 

88 25 09 CC That's the way they want you to do it. They want to 

see if there's any change in the IVI windows as you 
run through the test. 

88 23 21 C Okay. 

88 25 57 (LOS) 

88 09 C going through the test. 

CAMAEY ISLAMPS 

88 58 hk CC Roger. Everything still looks good from here except 

yoirr computer. I have a map update for you. 

88 58 50 C Stand by just a minute. 

88 58 56 CC Gemini Canary GAP COM. I'd like to get the re- 
sults of the congputer test first. 

88 59 Olf C Thought you'd ask. Nothing happened when IVI 

went to the IVI's just as they were. 

86 39 1^ G It's impossible to put anything through the MDIU. 

When you tried turning it off, you still got your 
Nblfunction Light back and nothing happened when you 
started — pressed the Start Comp. 

88 39 ^5 C That's affirmative ^ 

88 59 1*8 CC Roger, here is your map update when you are ready. 

88 59 51 C Okay, go ahead. 

88 59 55 OC It's on Rev 56, longitude at 53° West, at G.m. t. 

06 17 00. 

88 IK) 05 C Roger. Thank you. 

88 20 C I tell you, Canary, I think that computer died when 

we turned the power OFF with the switch stuck ON. 



88 1^0 25 CC Say again. 

flfl 27 C I said I think that computer died when we turned 

the power OFF with the switch stuck in the ON posi- 
tion, 

88 IK) 5^ CC I think everybody else is thinking the same thing. 
AA Pli C I lust made a run on Target l6-A. The air field at 

°° Basra, it's right at the Persian Gulf. I picked it 

up - i picked the Persian Gulf up about an 

angle of ahout 50P I pitched down then 

picked up the lake. . northwest of the Persian 

Gulf. Basra being right on the lakes, very near 
the lakes, you can just follow over and pick up the 
airfield right away. So I got the airfield out quite 
a ways before I got to the target, and then just 
started tracking on the target. I was actually on 
the target by the time I was still 2CP from the 
vertical, I would guess - and tracked it on out from 
the runway to about the kCP point past it, and I 
stopped tracking. I had this 75-mm lens on the 
16-inm camera with the adapter on it to take pictures 
out the forward end and I had it running from the 
last experiment for the target - 

aq 21 C Well, we saw Australia for the first time in the 

^ daylight. First passed up Basra then across the 

islands of India. On across India tc Malaysia and 

on across to Australia we certainly - only 

passed about half so far. 

flq 22 12 C I've seen an awful lot of North Africa day- 

^ light - know quite well. I've Just completed D-9 

Apollo Landmark run on Target ik. I had a very 
good pickup. I had seen the target before; I knew 
where it was. I got right on the thing about JCP 
below the horizon and got on the area, and picked 
up the specific target at about 2CP, 5CPfrom the 
vertical. Got on the target at about JCPfrom the 
vertical and then tracked it to the vertical and 

then back off hack up, straight on, and then 

back up. 

P picture. 

p nice shot. 

90 00 17 CC Gemini h, Gemini h, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 
90 00 32 CC Gemini 1^, Gemini k-, this is Houston CAP COM. Over. 
^ 00 37 C Hello Houston, this is Gemini h. 



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R (/or, hell, there, Jim. We'd like a sub-quantity 

re.uiout, pleiise. 

Roger. Propellsnt quantity readout. Just a minute. 
Looks like about hQ percent. 

Roger, understand. U8 percent. There will be no 
Nfedical Data Pass at Canaries this time around. No 
Medical Data Pass at Canaries. 

Okay. 

And I've got a change to the Apollo Landmark outfit. 
Roger, stand by a minute. 
Okay, go ahead. 

Okay. You can change — delete Sequence 12 and make 
it Sequence l\. It'll be on this orbit. Orbit 58. 
At time 09 UO 22. Minus 6° yaw, and mlnxis 5OP pitch. 

Okay, it'll be Sequence no. lU at 09 lU) 22 minus 6, 
and minus 50- 

Roger, and understand Ed will be asleep during this 
time. Is that correct? 

That is correct. 

Okay. We want to Just advise you to xise aU. the 
film. This is your last experiment. Use all the 
film you have at your option. Jim's here and we'd 
like to discuss this reentry with you a little bi^. 
One other thing » Jim, we have increased the lifetime 
of your aft thrusters to I3I ft /sec, and you will 
receive no split bum on QWe retro. 

Very good, very good. I was wondering what you were 
going to do about that. 

Yes, we've been holding on to that for a while and 
thought we'd sujrprise you. Here's Jim. 

Gemini h, this is Shakey here. 

Hello Shakey here, how are you? 

Fine. Listen, what are your feelings on a rolling 
reentry versus the 9OP bank angle? We're recommend- 
ing a rolling here. 

Yes, it's not very imaginative, but it gets the job 
done. So why don't we go ahead with it? 



539 



90 05 19 OC Roger. Mere is the format which we'll send up to 

you for a rolling reer^try. We'll give you che AV 
and i^fH for your OA>B burr.. We'll give you the G^!^RC. 
We'll give you a RET of . 05g. And then you will 
also get the HET of drogue, of main, and of landing. 
Your procedure will "be at retro to go to full lift, 
heads down. At ths RET of .05g you will go into a 
15° roll rate. When you reach 100 000, when the 
altimeter comcB off tlie peg, go to full lift. How 
does that aoiond to you, Jiml 

90 Olt 12 C Roger. I think I've "blocked part of you out. Right 

after retroflre we go to full lift and at .05g, or 
at that time, we go to I5 deg/eec and at 100 000 we 
go to full lift again. 

90 Oif 25 CC That's right. The only difference "between the for- 

mt before is that instead of the RET of MX) 000 
we'll give you .05g RET ^rtien you start yoxir roll 
rate. 

90 Ol* 57 C Okay, tljat sounds good. 

90 0^* 39 CC This will give you a trim angle into the atmosphere, 

a roll rate, and then full lift at 100 000 again for 
your drogue and main deploy. 

90 04 1*7 C Okay, very good. 

90 Ol* 50 CC Shades of Mercury, Jim. 

90 04 55 C I was going to say I'll bet you Flight Directors 

were thinking of this one. 

90 04 58 C That's why I say not very imaginative, but I guess 

it gets the job done. 

90 05 05 CC Roger. I have a bet with your wife that you'll get 

within 5 miles. Now you've got to hold up ray end 
here. 

90 05 11 C Okay. I'm going to try to hold up my end, too. 

Remenber when I said we'd never make a closed 
looper? 

90 05 19 CC Doesn't look like we'll make one this time. 
90 05 21 C Yes. 

90 05 28 CC Hey, Jim, we're still going to pass you your updates 

for 60 thiough Sk-K with the bank angles in. Just 
the same as we've "been passing them, with the excep- 
tion of 63-1- 




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1T£.t'c lii't'irri-ti-ve. Doii't change those; we ^!ust 
var.t the final one. 

Roger, that'll cone up Just as it has been coning 
up and you'll get them at Canary. 

Okay. 

Hey, listen, are you feeling pretty tired now, or 
are you pretty good? 

No, I'm pretty — I'm pretty sleepy and tired and I 
think that Ed probably is, too. 

Rlgihto, I understand you're kind of sleepy and tired. 
We're going to try to hoXd off the last couple orbits 
Just to prepare for reentry. 

Yes, it's going to take us about 5 or ^ hours to get 
all of this stuff packed. 

Righto. 

Gemini ^, this is Houston. It looks like you're 
going to have good weather in the reentry area — in 
the splash area. 

Gemini \ Canary CAP COM. 

Hello Canary, Gemini \. 

Roger. I have ten retro updates for you. 
Okay. Go. 

60- 1: 92. 1+57. 12 12 54. 6+00. 104-51. 60 - 
correction - 6I-I: lOl^. 24-11. I3 ^ 06. ii+25. 
94-UO. 62-I: 115- 2f25. 15 22 05. 5+16. lOfliB. • 
63-1 L 127. 2+ltO. 16 55 .57. ... 2+25.. .15 deg/sec 
roll. 101. 2+07. 19^150. Ih-27. 9*-^3. 

59-BRAVO: 105. 24-15. 11 32 Mf. 10f48. 60-BRAVO: 
120. 2+52. 13 05 56. 10+58. 61-BRAVO: 93. I+5Q 
lU lj-5 02. 11+04. 62-BRAVO: 85. I^Wl, 16 18 08. 
104-29. 63-BRAVO: 82. 1+44. 17 48 43. 10+07. 
And that's it. Do you have it? 

Roger. Got them. 

You're still looklnfi good and we're standing by. 
Okay. 

Canaries, Gemini 4 here again. 
Go ahead. 



•>0 It' 


35 


c 


I'd ll/:e h&'/e you re-"!rid the Assistant. Flight 
Director -.hat we're r.ct going to be able to read ou* 
any AV. It will be Just on QAM5 firing on time. 


90 16 


10 


cc 


Roger, will do. 


90 16 


12 


c 


Thank you. 

CARKARVDN 


90 h6 


52 


cc 


Gemini k, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


90 47 


21 


cc 


Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM, 


90 h^ 


27 


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Go ahead Carnarvon, Gemini k. 


90 47 


30 


cc 


Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. How 
are vou dolnfc? 


90 k7 


53 


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Everything is fine up here. 










90 1*7 


39 


c 


Say, I finally saw Australia in the daylight. 


90 U7 


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cc 


Can you see the ground? 


90 47 


^5 


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Yes. I can see the ground now, and I can see the 


90 47 


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cc 


Roger. How does the weather look over the whole 
coast? 






c 


Well, let's see- I don't know which way I'm point- 
ing right now. Looks quite good along the coast. 


90 li8 


00 


cc 


How much ground can you see? 


90 kQ 


03 


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90 1*8 


25 


c 


I'm in a bad attitude right now. Let me jx;ist fire 
along here and I'll tell you. 


90 1+8 


30 


cc 


Roger. 


90 k9 


16 


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I got the curves here Rev 58- 


90 1+9 


21 


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Okay. 


90 51 


15 


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Are you doing a little rolling T 


90 51 


18 


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Roger, I a.ra. 


90 51 


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Okay. 


91 32 


31 


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Gemini h, Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 



91 32 


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Gemini ^t, Genini 4, Houston CAP COM. Over. 




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Go ahead Houston, Gemini 4. 


91 35 


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Roger, Jim. We'd like your Quantity Read Switcji ON 
for a'bout I5 seconds and I have a map update if you 
are ready to copy. 


91 35 


17 




OKav. vjo aneao. wiun une imp upaaLe. 


91 55 


19 


cc 


Okay. At the end of Rev 59 ascending node longitude 
124° West, G.m. t. 12 10 00. 


91 55 


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G-emlni 4, Hou£ton. You can turn your Quantity Read 

WEE • 


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Rn£7f»T T lust WELn't "to remind "tlie Pilot tliat h** Imfl 
a Medical Pass Type 1. Have the temperature probe 
inserted. 


91 k6 


58 


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Okee-doke. What time is that pess? 


91 1^ 


42 


cc 


Stand "by. 


91 4? 


01 


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Carnarvon's acquisition 11 53 15. 


Ql 47 


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11:55. Roger. 


91 kl 


52 


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Command Pilot, Canary CAP COM. Flight wants to know 
If you are planning to sleep row. 


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91 W 


02 


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Roger. 


91 h& 


58 


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Gemini 4, Canary CAP COM. Have you been lowering 

your XTTXniixjr ^■'g uui* ujlc jJI. ^oaujrtS * 


91 49 


05 


c 


We have just a little bit. Not by dumping it, but 
just by letting it bleed into our cabin bringing it 
up to about 5- 5- 


91 50 


12 


cc 


Roger. We have a slight rise in cabin pressure. 
Thank you. 


91 50 


15 


c 


Say that again. 


91 50 


17 


cc 


We noted a slight rise in cabin pressure. Thank ycu. 


91 50 


20 


c 


Roger. 



CARNARVON 



92 19 17 CC Gemini ^, Carnarvon CAP COhl 
92 19 55 P ahead, Carnarvon^ Gemini h. 

92 19 58 CC Gemini h, Carnarvon. Will the Pilot put the oral 

temp prohe in his mouth, please. 

92 19 ^5 ^ Roger. 

92 20 CC Gemini ^, stand by for your 

92 20 51 P Roger, sure will from a long way 

92 20 56 S Gemini h, this Is Carnarvon Surgeon. We are ready 

to get a blood pressure. 

92 21 26 S Gemini Carnarvon Surgeon. Would you keep the 

temperature probe in your mouth while you're doing 
the blood pressure? 

92 21 52 P Roger, will d.o. 

92 21 52 S 

92 22 52 S Roger, Gemini h-. We have now a blood pressure. 

Ready for the exercise on your mark. 

92 22 39 P MAEIK! 

92 23 10 S Okay, the first count. 

92 23 26 S Can you give us your state of water in 

Gemini U? 

92 23 52 P Roger. The Pilot just woke up, he had meal 2 of 

day k, and 5 swallows of water, and had a very good 
rest of around 5 hours. 

92 23 S Roger thank you very much. 

92 25 W P Roger, feel fine. 

92 25 CC Gemini ^, Carnarvon CAP COM. You're looking good 

here on the groimd, how 're you doing? 

92 25 56 P Roger, looking great. 

92 2^4- 00 CC Okay. Need anything at all? 

92 2h 05 F No, everything seems to be in pretty good shape up 

here. 

92 2h 08 CC Okay. We'll just stand by in case you need anything. 
92 2lf 10 P All right. How does it look down there? 



92 2h 15 CC Real fine. The weather has cleared up and every- 
body's happy. We're standing by for you. 

92 2^ 15 P Roger. Did it finally stop raining? 

92 2h 17 CC Say again. 

92 2h 18 P Did it finally stop raining? 

92 2h 19 CC Roger. The young astronaut did a rain dance. 
92 2ll^ 21 P Very good. That's supposed to bring rain, isn't it? 

92 2h 25 CC I don't knew. The way he did the dance you can't 

tell. 

92 2h 26 P Yes. Who are you with? 

92 2h 31 CC Dave Scott. 
92 2k 53 P Okay* 

92 2h CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. Did you get a briefing 

on the retroflre procedure? 

92 2l<- 58 P Roger, If it hasn't changed from h or 5 hours ago, 

I have. 

92 25 1^ P We're going to do a manxial retro with QAM3 - a man- 

ual retro with holdup. 

92 25 IT CC Affirm. 
92 25 18 P Roger. 

92 25 31 CC Okay. That'll be a 0AI6 bum with automatic count- 

down at TR, backup with a immial retroflre. That'll 
be a rolling reentry. 

92 25 1^ P Roger. I thought we were going to make a manual TR. 

92 25 51 CC Well, your clock seems to be working real fine, I 

think they're going to let it go for an auto and 
then let you back it up. 

92 25 57 P Okay. That sounds fair. 

TEXAS 

95 02 28 CC Gemini h, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

93 03 47 CC Genini h, Gemini Hoviston CAP COM. 
93 04 13 P Go ahead Houston, Gemini k. 

93 Ok 19 CC Roger, Gemini k. How are you doing, "Sd? 



545 



93 0^ 21 

95 ok 25 

95 oi^^ 56 
95 04 58 



95 55 
95 05 27 

93 05 55 
95 05 52 

95 06 00 
95 11 ifO 
95 11 itB 
95 12 19 
95 15 15 



P Pretty good. Had a good night's sleep and 

water. 

CC Roger. We're discuBSing this reentry profile and 
we'll get you the final data up just as soon as we 
come up with a final answer. 

P Roger, sounds good. 
CC It looks like now, however, we're going to power up 
your platform ahout minutes earlier than the 
Flight Plan calls for. It'll he an elapsed time of 
95+19. That'll he over Camanron on the 6lst Rev. 

P Roger, 95:19- 
CO Gemini k, Houston. Have you heen using quite a hit 
of OAMS attitude control for the last orbit or so? 

P Say again, Gemini k. 

P Gemini k, stayed in Pulse - Horizon Scan the whole 

time. There hasn't heen mich in the way of attitude 
control. 

CC Roger. We got that. 

CC Gemini Houston. 

CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

CC Gemini Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

CC Gemini h, Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. Over. 



CANARY ISLANDS 



95 19 18 
95 19 21 
95 19 25 

95 19 27 



CC Gemini k, Canary CAT COM. 

P Go ahead Canary, Gemini h, 
CC Okay Gemini h. You look good on the ground. Are 
your systems still GO? 

P Roger, all systems are GO here. 



CARNARVON 



95 52 55 
93 55 09 



CC Gemini h, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
P Go ahead Carnarvon, Gemini h. 



95 55 11 


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95 53 19 


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95 55 25 


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95 55 06 


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95 55 10 


CC 



Roger, we'd like you to take and place your Reentry 
C-band Beacon to the CONTINUOUS position. 

Roger. We have the C-band going to CONTINUOUS. 

Roger. Yoxjr Antenna Selector to REENTRY position. 

Roger. Antenna Select to REEMTRY. 

Roger. Want you to leave it In that position for 
the remainder of the flight. 

Roger, understand. 

Okay. I've got a map update for you if you are 

ready to copy. 

Wait one minute, please. 

Go ahead with the update. 

Rev 62: longitude 168^ East, and a G.m.t. of 
16 35 00. 

Roger. Run 62, l68° East and I6 35 00. 
Roger. 

I was looking for you on that pass 

All right. 

Okay, you're looking good on the gromd. 
Roger. Everything's looking good up here- 
Roger. 

Jim is asleep, isn't he? 

Roger 

Roger. 



Say again. 
Yeah, I bet you. 

TEXAS 



91^ 5^ 55 
9^^ 55 09 



CC 
CC 



Gemini ^, Gemini h, this is Hoxiston CAP COM. Over. 
Gemini Gemini k, this is Hoiiston CAP COM. Over. 



3^7 



9k 55 ik P Go ahead Houston, Gemini k. 

9h 55 17 CC Roger, turn your Quantity Read Switch ON please, 

and we'd like a propellant. quantity readout. 

9k 55 2k P Roger. Propellant quantity reads k^ percent. 

9k 55 28 CC Understand, k^ percent. And have you had one or 

two suit fans on? 

9k 55 56 P We had two suit fans on for about the last 2 hours. 

9k 55 39 CC Roger, understand. Two suit fans. 
9k 55 ^2 P We're to one now. 

914. 55 CC Roger, you're back to one. And what time did the 

Command Pilot wake? 

9k 55 14.7 P Oh, about 15 minutes ago. 

9k 35 50 CC Roger, 15 minutes ago. Jim, I'm going to pass you 

the general procedures for the reentry. You'll get 
the 65-1 update and the details on your next pass 
over the States from Gus. The general procedure 
we'd like you to fonow is: after retroflre, roll 
to the nomfil position to a heads-down position, 
for fiiLl lift to UOO K. We will give you an atti- 
tude angle to hold down to kOO K, then we'd like you 
to roll at 15 deg/sec till the altimeter comes off 
the peg or approxinately 100 K and then back to full 
lift again till drogue. 

Roger, understand. 

Roger. The only change since we went over this the 
last time is that we're using kOO K instead of .05gi 

Roger, understand. 

Gemini k, Houston. You can take the Quantity Read 
Switch off now. 

Okay. 

Genlnl k, this is Houston. 
Go ahead. 

Roger, we'd like your propellant temperature and 
pressure. 

Teraperatvire is about 65, pressure is about - 170O, 
1745, something like that. 

Roger. We got 65 and I7OO, 1725- 



9k 56 k^ 


C 


9k 56 ki 


CC 


9k 57 01 


C 


9^ 57 07 


CC 


9^ 57 15 


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9k 57 k3 


CC 


9k 57 k7 


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9k 57 50 


CC 


9k 57 5^ 


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9k 58 0^ 


CC 



94 58 09 P Roger, that's what we got. 

9^ 58 57 C Hey, Houston, Gemini 

<)k 58 58 CC Go ahead, Gemini 4. 

94 58 C Houston, Gemini h. 

58 M^- CC This is Houston. Go ahead Gemini k. 

''■h 58 50 CC Gemini Gemini h, this is Houston. Go ahead. 

9^ 38 55 C Roger. It's pretty obvious that the computer isn't 

going to work. Why don't we turn it off? 

g]+ 59 09 CC Gemini h, Houston. We'd like to go ahead and leave 

it on. Won't go into detail. 

9I* 59 15 C Okay. 

94 59 16 CC Roger. And the weather looks very, very good in the 

recovery sjr&i* 

94 59 20 C Okay. Don't forget, I want to be recovered in a 

hurryl 

94 59 26 CC Roger. They're on their way. All you got to do is 

hit the spot. 

9k 59 29 C Okay. 

9h 59 56 CC Roger, Jim. It looks real good from here. We got 

the targeting area and the procediures worked out to 
get the recovery forces there real quick. 

914. 59 Iflf C Okay. 

9IJ. 59 J4.5 CC And, Janres, this looks like about an 8g recovery. 

94 59 1*8 C Oh, that's too much for an old man like. me, old Shake. 

94 59 55 CC You can hack it. 

94 kO Oh C Hey Houston, this is Gemini k. We Just took our - 

oops, stand by. 

94 hi 05 CC Gemini h, this is Houston. How are you doing? 

94 4l 08 C Very good. We're just taking a couple of pictures. 

TlBt's what the "oops" was for. 

94 hi 10 CC Oh, you had us shook up for a minute* Don't do that, 

you're giving los heart attacks down here. 

9h hi 18 C Oh, come on, John, it must have been a long night. 

If I were you, I'd be looking for a little excitement. 

9h hi 22 CC Hey, Jim. 
9h hi 25 C Yes, go ahead. 



9^ hi 27 CC with this zero-lift reentry, we'll be able to pre- 
dict your IP and have the recovery forces moving 
to your landing point about Ip minutes before you 
get there. We think that ' s the safest and quickest 
way to get there. 

^ kl UO C Okay, Chris, I don't disagree at all. I agree. 

9I* 1+1 h2 CC Roger. 

914. Ill H c I Just think it's old- fashioned. 

914. 14.1 kf CC Roger. If you wouldn't foul up our conq?uter. 

9k 1+3 15 CO Gemini k, this is Houston. 

94 43 18 C Go. 

94 1+3 19 CC Roger, on your 63-I update do you have any use for 

the Q^MS AV7 We were Just going to pass the 

94 1+3 2h C Yeah, send the ^ - will be fine. I also want it 

without QAie. 

91+ 1+3 29 CC Roger, it'll be there. 

9!+ 1+3 32 C Okay. And we'll probably — if we have a short 0AI6 

burn we*re~g"Oifig to crorrect our retrofire time Just 
like we would if we had a short QAIC bum otherwise. 

94 I4.3 1+5 CC Roger. That's good. 

CAMARY ISIAKDS 

9I+ 52 2? C Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. 

9I+ 52 51 C Roger Canary, Gemini ^. 

9I+ 52 32 CC Roger. We need the oral tenrp probe in the Pilot's 

mouth. 

9I+ 52 39 P Roger. 

9l|. 55 1+5 CC Gemini k, Canary CAP COM. Your syBteras look good, 

stand by for Surgeon. 

94 53 50 C Roger. 

9I+ 55 52 S Gemini h, this is Canary's Surgeon. Leave the oral 

probe in, but pvunp up your blood pressure cuff. 

91+51+07 S Cuff is full-scale, Canary - Gemini h. 

94 5I1. 1^8 S Gemini 1+, Canary Surgeon. Blood presBure is received. 

Standing by for your food, water, and sleep reports 
since your last Medical Data Pass. 



550 

59 

9k 55 12 

9^ 55 19 

9^ 55 25 
95 32 18 
95 52 20 
95 32 22 
95 32 25 




c 
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Roger. I'm preparing to eat meal 3 of the hth day. 
I've had 6 swallows of water and I had a very soimd 
5 hours of sleep. 

Gemini h, Canary Surgeon. That sleep was aU. before 
your last report period? 

I will - Canary Surgeon rettarnlng you to Canary 
CAP COM. 

Roger. 



All right. 

I imagine I'll get mine as soon as I hit the water. 
Roger. I understand. 



GUAYMVS 



96 Olt 09 CC 
96 Olj- 11 C 
96 Oh 15 CC 



Gemini k, Guaymas 
Go ahead Guayraas, 
Roger. We've got 



CAP COM. 
Gemini k. 
telemetry solid. 



TE3CAS 



96 07 19 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


96 07 20 


c 


Go ahead Houston, Gemini U-. 


96 07 25 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston. Are you ready to copy your 63-I 
time? 


96 07 j,h 


c 


Stand by just a second. 


96 07 36 


cc 


Roger. 


96 07 38 
96 07 40 


c 
cc 


OSay, go ahead. 

Okay. Your time to bum is 2 minutes UO seconds, 
at 16 56 01. Time to kCX) K is 2 minutes 38 seconds. 


96 08 00 


p 


Say it again. The only thing I got was 2 minutes 
and 38 seconds. 


96 08 05 


cc 


Roger. Time to bum is 2*-k0. GMTRC is I6 56 01. 
1^00 K is 2J-38- 


96 08 23 


p 


Roger. 2+lK). 16 56 01. &»-38. 




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96 08 30 


cc 


Roger. Your time without OA^E is I6 50 1+0. 7+O5. 


96 08 


p 


Roger. Is that 16 50 1+0? 7+O3? 


96 08 51 


cc 


Aff irnBtive. Your attitude at I4OO K should be - on 
the ball - should be 27® nose above the horizon. 
And this would be out the window, which would be 
23°. 


96 09 10 


p 


Roger. 25"* out the window. On the ball, 27° nose 
up. 

What are your attitudes now? 


96 09 20 


cc 


96 09 22 


p 


Zero, zero, zero. 


96 09 25 


cc 


Very good. 


96 09 26 


c 


I just started to aline the platform- 


96 09 28 


cc 


Roger. Okay, Jim. What control modes are you going 
to use for the reentry? 


96 09 55 


c 


Well, let's try Reentry Rate Command. I was going 
to do that anyway, and then I decided we couldn't 
do it because we didn't have the response, but since 

we don't need to particularly I'll use Reentry 

Rate Command. 


96 09 1*8 


cc 


Roger. You're going to hold roll in, or are you 
going to turn your jtoII rate gyros off? 


Q6 OQ '52 

y\j ^c- 


c 


Turn the gyro off. 


Q/i BQ ^iU 

^jy 


cc 


Okay, fine. 


96 10 05 


cc 


Okay. You want your time to 50 000 to drogue deploy 
and to splash? 


96 10 09 


c 


Roger. 


96 10 11 


cc 


Okay. 10+55 to drogue deploy, and 17+10 to splash. 


96 10 19 


c 


Roger. How about main chute? 


96 10 25 


cc 


We don't have that one yet. 


96 10 25 


c 


Roger. 10f55 to drogue, 17+55 to aplaah, and stand- 
ing by for chute. 


96 10 56 


cc 


In case you don't get your con5)lete QAMS bum, ad- 
vance your retroflre time by 2 seconds for each sec- 
ond that you're short of your QA^B bum. 


96 10 51 


c 


Only 2 seconds? 


96 10 52 


cc 


Roger. Two for one. 


96 10 55 


c 


Okay. It used to be three for one. What happened? 




96 10 


59 


CC 


No, it never was, Jira. 


96 11 


02 


c 


It was about a week ago. 


96 11 


06 


cc 


This is a new week. 


96 11 


11 


cc 


Yes. Remember this is delta time now, not delta 
velocity. 


96 11 


16 


c 


Roger. 


96 11 


18 


cc 


On your checklist, when you pulled your drogue pins, 
did you pull your seat pins also? 


96 11 


25 


c 


Roger. We weren't there yet. We'll get them, thovtgh. 


96 11 




cc 


Do you have everything stowed? 


96 11 


56 


c 


Yes. We 've got everything stowed as well as we caji 
stow it. 


96 n 


58 


cc 


Okay. The weather in your recovery area is scattered 
clouds, you've got 10 knots of wind and U-foot waves. 
It couldn't be better. 


96 11 




c 


Roger. 


96 n 


hi 


cc 


Okay. The doctors want to talk to you here Just a 



second. 



C Okay. 

S Jim? Both of you are in real good shape at the 

present time and all the EKG's look just fine. Your 
water Intake has come up real well and from ray last 
conrputation here, both of you appear to be really 
well hydrated for the reentry. I'd like to make sure 
that both of you feel completely rested. Is that 
affirmed? 

C Oh, we're a little tired, but we're as rested as we 
can be. 

96 12 21 S All right, Jim. Do you feel that there's any need 

for item bravo? 

96 12 25 C Negative. 

96 12 28 S Negative. Okay. I'd like to review with you this 

blood pressure. You are not going to have the adapt- 
er on until after you're on the water. Ed already 
has it on, and we can tell from the data. He's to 
get one blood pressure after retro, one on the chute 
before bridle, one after bridle, and then both of 
you every 15 rninutes in the water. Affirm? 




96 12 


58 


S 


Gemini k, this is Hcustai Surgeon. Do you read? 


96 13 


02 


c 


I got th.R* Surgeon. We remernber what they are. 


96 13 


28 


s 


Gemlr.-' . this is Houston Surgeon. 


96 13 


50 


c 


Go ahead Houston Surgeon. I got your message there. 


96 15 


55 


s 


Roger. Okay. The other thing is the post-landing. 
We still — Just to reaffirm — you would lite no 
more than that 1 hour in the spacecraft. Get your 
suits off, at your discretion, if the spacecraft 
has no leak. The open hatch part is strictly your 
decision. It looks good in the recovery area at the 
nresent tics for this. Reioemher the uunminff exer- 
cise that we did at the time of the physical, and 
the feet up wovild be the preferable way. Are there 
any questions about this at all? 


96 l^t 


10 


c 


No questions. 


96 11^ 


12 


s 


Roger. We'll look forward to seeing you on the 
Carrier, then. Surgeon out. 


96 llf 


18 


c 


Okay. When are you coming on, Chuck? 


96 14 


20 


cc 


This afternoon, Jim. Hope to be there shortly after 






n 




-L*T 


^ f 


rf 


anything else that you want, Jim? 


96 lit 


111 


c 


Yes, my conrputer. 


96 11* 


50 


cc 


I wish I had an answer for that. 


96 15 


05 


c 


What did you say? 


9b 15 






lou d. only nave t,o compare it; witn ay perionnance. 


9b 15 


15 




You're unbeatable, Chris. I just unplugged it. 


96 15 


15 


CC 


Roger. 


96 15 


k2 


CC 


Hey, Jim? 


96 15 




c 


Yes. 


96 15 




cc 


John Just wanted to remind you that the toughest 
part comes after you get back to the States. 


96 15 


50 


c 


I've been resting my arm. 


96 15 


55 


cc 


Better rest your voice, too. 








c 


Listen, i jiu.t von't share. I'ni so pretty now no- 
tj-xiy will lixe me Jigain. 




07 


cc 


11ifa.t does!. 't bother. Just don't Uike a bath. 


'in lo 


17 


c 


I thought those furaes before were ta.d! 


I*; lo 


20 


cc 


Say agal:.. 


,.o Id 


22 


c 


I thought those furies around 2^ hours were badi 
Y'^-u ought to be up here now! 


>b 16 


27 


cc 


Roger. 


90 16 


50 


p 


I'm going to run the tape continuo\:is from now on. 
Let's put another one in here. I got one in there 
now and one later. 


96 16 


55 


c 


I'm not going 


q6 16 


58 


p 


I'm all squared away over here. 


96 16 


40 


c 


Cot your seat pin out? 


96 16 




c 


I never put it in. 


96 16 


52 


p 


Okay, 


96 16 


55 


cc 


Jia. (^ould you give rae your last cabin humidity 
reading that you took? 


96 16 


59 


c 


Roger- I took one about an hour ago. Just before 
I stowed the ptuff , and I Just took one right in 
the middle of the cabin, and it was 75 or 78 and 
62 wet. It hasn 't gained appreciably since take-o: 


Qb 17 


\\ 


c 


Roger. 


yo i f 




p 




96 17 


17 


cc 


Roger. 


96 17 


18 


c 


Okay, Ed babe, I'm going tc start the - heck, what 
did I do with my glove? Here they are,, here^ 


96 17 


25 


c 


I'm going to start suiting up. 


96 17 


28 


p 


Okay. You 30t an hour and twenty to go. 


96 17 


55 


c 


Hoiir and twenty? 


96 17 


1^7 


cc 


Jim? 


96 17 


50 


c 


Roger. 





555 



'/^ IT 51 


cc 


■"•'e'll be losing you about 2 minutes here. Hawaii 
will get yoxir OAiB b^om, and Guayrofs will ccont you 


96 17 5^ 


t . 


jjcay. 


yb J.O Ui: 


p 


TTfiv 1 <>+• ' c; tA f k UTl a cood. ..... 


yo J.O um- 








pp 


And as near as we can tell yoiir IMtJ Is In gocxi shape 
down here. 


96 18 08 


c 


Yes, it looks good up l^re, too. 


96 18 U 


p 


Let's get a good Greenwich Mean Time update, too. 


96 18 15 


c 


Gu8^ can you give us the Greeawlch Mean Time? 


96 18 18 


cc 


Say again? 


96 18 25 


cc 


Give you G.m. t. at 15: 35' 


96 18 28 


c 


Roger. 


96 18 50 


cc 


50 seconds to go. 


96 18 50 


cc 


Your TR is very good. 


96 18 35 


c 


Roger. 


96 18 1^7 


cc 


20 seconds. 


96 18 49 


p 


How many? 


96 18 50 


c 


I don't know, a couple. 


96 18 55 


cc 


15:55 on my mark. 


96 18 55 


cc 


MARK! 


96 18 56 


c 


Roger. I'd like to know when it's 15 55 JO. 


96 19 02 


cc 


Roger. 


96 19 05 


c 


20 seconds. 


96 19 09 


c 


>feike that 52. 


96 19 11 


ee 


Okay. 


96 19 22 


cc 


15 35 32, iror mark. 


96 19 28 


cc 


MARK! 


96 19 50 


c 


Roger, thank you. 


96 19 50 


c 


Ed, will you get this for me, please? 


96 19 52 


p 


Yes sir 


96 19 5^^ 


p 


Do you want them t5 ght? 




556 



96 20 


02 


L 


r»*^-4- ^^^J-^ +Vi*iir c \Zr\ ti^v n all ^ cfV" i" t\ 
tJtlSo XlKc T-uCy fi.iS- ItOj ullcy QIC olJ-X livjw. 


96 20 


nil 

04- 


r 




96 20 


06 


c 


Just piu_L viieni uowu. 


96 20 


16 


P 


Got an extra one here, 


96 20 


18 


c 


Okay- Thank you. 


96 20 


28 


c 


Wnere is n^r otner g-i-ovei 


96 20 


33 


r 


XOU U-XQIl w BoOW iuj CLICL yuu* 


96 20 


lie 


r 


jJid. you riuu los 


96 20 


46 


C 


Wo J X ni fin T.. nere Xu XSJ nai 


96 20 


U9 


P 


I didn't figure it could have gone too far. 


96 22 


23 


c 


Would you fix this one for me, too? 


96 22 


IfO 


c 


Thank you. 


96 22 


U2 


p 


Roger. 


96 22 




c 


really got 


96 25 


07 


c 


It seems funny to he sitting back down this low 
again. 


96 23 


14 


p 


You really sit right up there, don't you? 


96 25 


15 


c 


Yes. 


96 25 


25 


p 


Let's see if I eject. I'm going out with this 
thing - up in here, Jim. Because it'll hang up 
otherwise- 


96 23 


30 


c 


Ed, just flick it. We'll be on our backs. 


96 23 


35 


p 


That's why 


96 25 


36 


p 


Give me that gun, Jim. 


96 23 


59 


c 


Why? 


96 23 


40 


p 


I'll put it in its bag. 


96 23 


42 


c 


I can make it all right, I think. 


96 23 


47 


p 


Well, why dou't you just put it right in here. 
It'll be - contain Itself. Anything loose like 
that you have no wa^ to control. 


96 23 


50 


c 


Yes, you're right. 


96 23 


52 


c 


I'm going to just leave the food bags down here, 
thoiigh. 


96 23 




p 


Yes, I'm going to put the food bags in my side thing 



Oh, give me that 




96 23 


59 


c 


This you mean? 


96 2i+ 


02 


p 


No, the extra meal. We had an extra meal. 


ok 




n 


Vac 


yb 24 


Ub 


■n 


Here* 




10 


c 


Here it is. 




12 


p 


I'm going to p^lt it all in here. 


90 24 


25 


■n 

r 


ney ^ m e not going to oe xute — wo re going to oe 
surprised "by ejecting - I don't believe so. 


96 24 


26 


C 


No. 


yo c4 




p 
s 


we goxug uo see T^ne cuubQ areu b wei xx we 
don't, then we know right away that we got to go. 
I'll plan on you pulling the handle though, and 
I'll Just hold this strap. 


96 24 


35 


C 


Okay. I'll pull the handle. 


96 24 


50 


C 


Okay. We oraght to start thinking seriously about 
really doing the checklist. 


96 24 


52 


P 


Okay. 


96 25 


40 


P 


You got your helmet tied on tight so in case you 
coUldh'^t pressurize. Got your suit all squared 
away so it 


96 25 


50 


c 




96 25 


54 


P 


Yes. 


9o 25 


56 


r 


is It cnecK-Jng rlgntf 


96 25 


59 


r 


Only think I lack is this thing across my knees. 


yb iib 


AT 
01 




lour gxove. 


96 26 


04 


P 


Yes, I'm not going to put that on yet. 


9tJ 26 


05 


C 


I don't even know if I'm going to put mine on. Oh, 
I guess I'd better. 


96 26 


OQ 


P 


There's no reason why you shouldn't. 


96 26 


30 


P 


Anytime. Anytime. 


96 26 


35 


c 


Finally found them? 


96 26 


36 


p 


Yes. 


96 26 


45 


c 


Are they really? 


96 27 


41 


c 


Okay. Go into ORBIT RATE. Okay, now, you've get 



to plot out the 




96 27 




P 


time? 


96 27 


iv6 


C 


Yes. 


96 27 


^1 


P 


Well, I've jiast got to niultlply it by two, Jim, 


96 27 


52 


c 


Okay. 


96 27 


53 


p 


Or Just take a second short and multiply it by two, 
and that 


96 27 


59 


c 


I mean turn the light Are the gyros on: 


96 2o 


Od 


r 


I*X1 be with you in i minute. 


9t> ilO 






wjuiy. icS^ wny (xqh yvju eiio onau one anci uneix 

we'll 


96 28 


08 


P 


Case off. 


96 28 


16 


C 


Check that. Ck> to RATE COMMPIND. 


96 28 


hi 


c 


Boy, that mother's really a tight BIATE COMMm). 


96 28 


l^7 


p 


Tight deadband? 


96 28 


50 


c 


Wowl 


96 29 


18 


p 


Is that my book or your book? 


96 29 


21 


c 


Your book. 


96 29 


22 


p 


I'll put it in ray pocket, Jim, if you want me to. 


Q6 29 


25 


c 


Okay. Turn NBC-1 on. 


96 29 


26 


p 


That's on the checklist, isn't it? 


96 29 


29 


c 


Yes. 


96 29 


30 


p 


Go ahead. 


96 29 


32 


p 


All right. 


96 29 


ItO 


c 


Okay. Let me finish going over the egress. 


96 29 


1^7 


c 


And I splash curtain install, neck dam install. 



Cabin Air Recirc handle UP. Left Snorkel handle UP, 
Cabin Vent handle UP. Hatch Release trigger aloof. 
Verify the Water Seal is DOWH and closed. ^Attach 
the lanyard, left hatch open. Stow Commajid Pilot 
survival gear over right side of spaceship. Whole 

recovery loop right side of the spacecraft. 

What you do is move to the left seat with your sur- 
vival kit. Throw the Pilot's s\irvlval gear on the 
left hatch over the recovery lonp. Inflate the Mae 
West, be sure it's on the right side of the space- 
craft. I break a Pilot up to you. You'll 




remove your survival gear from the left hatch and 
close and lock the hatch. And you attach the right 

That's the last thing in the world that I 

want to be doing out there — fooling around in the 
water. 



96 50 ^1 


p 


I agree. 


96 50 h-j 


c 


Can I give you a hand there? 


96 30 lt6 


p 


No, go ahead. I'm Just checking. 


96 30 52 


c 


Okay, Let me — I'll go through the — no, I^U wait 
for you. 


96 50 59 


p 


If you're waiting, maybe — no, 


96 51 02 


c 


Okay. 


96 31 Ok 


p 


thing in there? 


96 51 16 


c 


No. Ha! Ha! 


96 31 IB 


p 


You can't forget it. 


96 31 26 


p 


I go with them off most of the time anyhow. 


96 31 50 


c 


Almost got it, Ed. 


96 31 55 


c 


Which one? 


96 31 35 


p 


The middle one. 


96 31 36 


G 


The tight one? 


96 31 58 


p 


Ttie middle. 


96 31 ^ 


c 


We've only got two. 


96 31 ^2 


p 


Well, let's try that one. Took one off. 


96 31 ^5 


c 


The middle one 


96 32 11 


C 


Well, we're about ready to come down, Edward. 


96 32 ll^ 


P 


I think we are. 


96 32 16 


c 


It's been very pleasant on occasion, and unpleasant 
on other occasions, for the last k days. 


96- 32 la 


P 


Yes^. We^ve^ hadr some exciting racfflaents.- 


96 32 23 


c 


Yes. 


96 32 28 


c 


Well, I guess I might as well close my mike. Boy, 
is it beat up. Look at it. 


96 32 ^ 


P 


Yes, so is mine. I bet mine's worse. We've got a 



pre-retro checklist dump. 




560 



96 52 50 C Okay, here. Stow this away, and we'll go through 

the Preretro Checklist and we'll do it for real. 
No skips. 



93 33 02 


P 


No skipping 


96 55 21 


c 


I wonder how Hal Hal 


96 33 25 


p 


Okay. AC Power, IGS. It's on. 


96 33 30 


p 


for the Pilot. 


96 33 33 


p 


ACME Bias Power, on PRIMARY. 


96 33 35 


p 


Attitixle Light Switch breaker is ON. 


96 33 38 


p 


Attitude Indicator with FDI. 


96 35 39 


c 


With FDI. 


96 33 »UJ 


p 


MDU power is OFF. 


96 33 


p 


Attiti>ie Indicator, vlth FDI. 


96 33 ^7 


c 


With FDI. 


96 33 ^9 


p 


Computer Power, ON? 


96 33 52 


c 


Conrputer Power's ON. 


96 33 5^ 


p 


Yes. 


96 33 55 


p 


Oh, computer to CATCH-UP. 


96 55 56 


c 


No, just leave it in PFELAUNCH. 


96 53 57 


p 


Okay. Platform alining. It's alined, isn't it? 


96 33 58 


c 


It's already alined. 


96 33 59 


p 


Scanner's PRIMARY. 


96 31* 00 


c 


HIIMARY. 


96 3^ 01 


p 


Rate Gyros, PRIMARY. 


96 34 02 


c 


PRIMARY. 


96 3*^ 05 


p 


Equipsnent stowed? 


96 3^ 05 


c 


Stowed as best a& can he. 


96 34 06 


p 


Stowage vents are open. Drogue pins are out. 


96 34 11 


c 


Stowage vents are open and drogue pins are out. 


96 3^ 13 


p 


Rog. Survival lanyard. Yours connected. Mine 
connected. All right, then, ^^y harness and lap 
belt. 


96 18 


c 


That's your harness and yovtr belt, aren't they? 





yo ^4- ±y 


P 


Yes. 


yo 54 


U 


\J\J \j yilM" oIlUli-l-LI-CX IJAI. LiCOD IXv" • 


00 

90 5^ " 


T> 

r 


Yoc Clftr^r^nrlfl 0 OPEN 


96 5^ 25 


c 


My Secondary 0^ is OPEN. 


96 31^ 26 


p 


You're sure 


96 54 27 


c 




96 50 


p 


Okay, I'm putting the new tape In. 


96 5^ 55 


c 


We're going to run out loefore we get there. 


CW^ ■^ll llTl 
pT- 


p 


Okav. I ' 11 hold this and TJut it in later. 


Q/; ■zii kis 
yo ^"t h;? 


p 


Okav. Elbow suuDOrt on vour side. IMstowed. 


96 51+ 49 


c 


Yes. 


96 5^ 


p 


Sequence Lights Test — AMBER - GREEN - then RED. 


96 51^ 58 


c 


okay. 


96 5^ 59 


p 


Verify all your Circuit Breakers are CLOSED. You're 

«?tin -fnol-lnfr with that T -5. 


-^.c^ H"^ 

yt) 




Wn I'm iiifit Tnittlnff it ON. 


yo j_L 


p 


V(a-rlfV at+ltiidf» would indicate with FDI. Attitude 
Indicator, with FDI. 


96 55 13 


c 


With FDI. 


96 35 16 


p 


Retro Power, ARM. 


96 36 18 


c 


Retro Power's ARM. 


96 35 21 


p 


Retro Power RCS, PUSH. 


96 35 25 


p 


Got them all. Good. 


96 35 28 


c 


Retro Power, OFF- 


96 55 30 


p 


Retro Power, SAFE. QA>E Power, OFF. 


^55^-33^ 





OFF. - ■ - 


96 35 35 


P 


Attitude Control RATE COMMAND. 


96 35 37 


c 


RATE COMMAND. 


96 55 ^ 


p 


Test rings A and B. 


96 55 ^5 


c 


They're firing, aren't they? 


96 35 1+6 


p 


Yes. 


96 35 52 


c 


Looks a lot looser this time. 




562 



96 55 


57 


P 


Check them both? 


96 56 


00 


c 


Yes, what's the natter? Okay. 


96 56 


06 


p 


Did they have return? 


96 56 


09 


c 


Yes. 


96 56 


11 


p 


Okay, Did they all check? — you don't like one of 
them? 


96 56 


50 


c 


Let ne go to DIRECT. 


96 56 


55 


p 


Let me make sure that you're in FRIMftRY here. 


96 57 




c 


Getting a lot of yaw with my — I think we got one 
of the Ring B thrusters off. 


96.57 


17 


p 


Which one, Jim? Are you getting some yaw with the 
■nitch? 


9o 5 f 






XCo f X U oQ^06 iP^^ ^ Oil uLixz 


9° 57 


oft 
do 


r 




9f) 57 


50 




xes^ DuTi tne yaw one xs uaKxng ixi ouu. 


96 57 


55 


P 


xes. 


96 57 


1*7 


P 


giving you roll? 


96 57 


^9 


P 


Did you put that in? 


96 57 


52 


c 


Yes, I put that in. 


96 57 




c 


Okay. I guess it's okay. 


96 57 


59 


p 


Okay. Attitude Control, HORIZON SCAN. 


96 58 


05 


c 


Let's see, you want to go back OFF on these, don't 
we? 


96 58 


04 


p 


Yes, I'm sorry, put those OFF. QAMS Power Attitude 
Thrusters are "both good. A is reading 5000. B is 
reading about 2700. The ten5>eratures are a little 
over 60 in each one. About 70 in A 


96 58 


25 


c 


No, that's 2400. 




25 


p 


That "^s right, that "^s^ right, that^Trightr^ "2500^ ±u 
A - a little under 2500. B is about 2350. 


96 58 


57 


c 


Seems like we don't have much left all of a sudden, 
though, doesn't it? 


96 58 


45 


p 


Bvent Timer in STANDBY. 


96 58 




c 


STANDBY. 


96 58 


52 


p 


All set for 36. 



96 38 57 


C 


56. 


96 59 0^ 


P 


Okay. All overhead circuit breakers are CLOSED. 


96 39 18 


P 


Both coolant pumps are ON. Suit fans are "both ON. 
IIF transmitting receivers on Reentry. New audo mode 
■T c nn HT*" Wa't^* not crolnfiT to Tdc able to do that. 

Leave it on RECOKD Push- to- talk. No. 2 

Audio-HF. 


96 h9 k-J 


c 


Let's stay in RECORD for a while. 


96 J+9 ^9 


p 


Okay. 


96 if9 52 


c 


Oops! The checklist doesn't want to stay there. 


96 49 59 


p 


Okay. We checked our thrusters already. 


96 50 Olf 


c 


We actijally mde Thruster Check abouli I6: OU. 


96 50 13 


p 


I don't know what we're In that anyhow. 


96 50 18 


c 


Now each can listen without being able to talk 


96 51 35 


p 


What do you think of the night retro? 


96 51 ^ 


c 


It's for the birds. 


96 51 ^7 


p 


It's not a bad horizon though. 


96 51 ^^9 


c 


No- 


96 51 5^ 


p 


If you had a little moon, you'd be all right. 


9'' 52 00 


c 


I guess you could get down. Hal Hal 


96 52 21 


c 


gloves don't feel right. 


96 52 23 


p 


You haven't had them on. 


96 52 25 


c 


No, that wire's really gouging rae in the hand. I 
wonder — If I bend them. 


96 52 50 


p 


Are you sure you haven't got T^nis too Tiigmif 


96 52 32 


c 


'Kir^ ^ c v^oTlu- Vipirl Tviforp I tightened that UT). 


96 52 1*0 


p 


You might go through a few gyrations . 


06-52-52 




Okay We^'re-golag to^go to CAGE. now. . 


96 52 5^ 


p 


Yes. 


96 53 50 


c 


Okay. What do we do at Tj^-50 seconds? 


96 55 3^ 


p 


We checklist then. 


96 55 ^2 


p 


You've got to start your timers going on a hack from 
Carnarvon. Then go through and aline the platform 
again. Get your Controller and stiiff out. 



96 5^ 4l C pick up early. I don't want to get seasick. 

96 5lf 14.5 P I don't either. 

96 1+7 C Hey, you got a couple up there you probably ought to 

get out of there. 

96 k9 P Okay. 

96 51 C You all right? 

96 57 P Start your bum. It's I6 kk 01. 

96 51+ 59 C 16 hk 01. All right. 

96 55 01 P Retro time I6 % 01 or minus 12. 

96 55 31 C 2*-hO is 0AJ6 Retro. Right? Is it not? 

96 55 57 C How are we going to handle that clock time? Are 

you going to countdown for me? 

96 55 liO P Yes. 

96 55 1*2 C 1*11 just fly away, and then when we get down to 

2:50, you give me a mark when we've been gone through 
50 minutes. 

96 55 ^7 P I'll talk to you Just as we go along. I'll give you 

a mark at 1-2-50-20-10 and count. Okayl 

96 55 51+ C Okay. Why don't you give me a mark at the end of 

a minute. 

96 55 57 P Yes. 

96 55 59 C At the end of 2 minutes, then start counting down 

from 30 when I've got 30 seconds to go. Tell me 
50 seconds, 20 seconds, 10 seconds, 5/ J>, 2, 1. • 

96 56 09 P That's exactly what I said. That's good. 

95 56 11 C I Just wanted to make sure that that's what you said. 

96 56 15 P Right. Okay. 

96 56 15 C After so many clocks that we've been talking about. 

965628 C How long Is It to RE T? To toO K? 2+5Q? Seems 

awfully short. 

96 56 5I* P Yes. 

96 56 55 P You sure you're looking at the right one? 

96 56 57 P Positive. 

96 56 1*0 C Okay. 

96 56 49 P We've had lot of them read up to us that short. 



96 56 51 C Yes, I guess we did. But none of them were over 

there. The OAMS retro Is always a lot shorter. 

96 56 57 P Oh, yes. You're down. 

96 57 ^+0 C Don't let me retrofire at 16"^. Remember, It's JQP. 

96 57 li-O P Okay. 

96 57 52 C There's something about the amount of fuel that I 

have shown on my quantity gage, and the aniomt of 
retrofire that we got here, that Just doesn't fig- 
ure out. 

96 58 01 P It should "be higher. 

96 58 Olf C Yes, it looks like it. No, I mean on iny QAM3 

propellflnt. 

96 58 06 P Oh, you mean - you mean- 

96 58 09 C Quantity reading. 

96 58 11 P Yes, you mean you feel we're going t. burnout shcart. 

96 58 15 C Yes. 

96 58 18 C ^2 percent. About 100 — 120 pounds showing. 

That doesn't allow any cushion. Well, if we hum- 
out short, that means we're going to overshoot - 
long. So we can adjust our retrofire time forward 
2 sec/sec. 

96 58 52 P Hey, you want to get a few things dead ahead. You're 

not going to use your FDI scale, are you? Want to 

set it on HIGH? 

96 58 59 C No, I'm going to use in on LOW foi rate for the QAie 

retrofire. 

96 59 02 P Okay. 

96 59 11 C Ed 

96 59 12 P You're going to fly ACME. Right? 

96 59 lU C Going to fly ACME^^^ 

96 59 16 P Okay. And if you holler, I'll give you a different 

one. 

96 59 20 C Yes, and I'm going to fly roll gyros in all three? 

96 59 25 P Right, and I'll be watching when — 

95 59 26 C You knock off the roll if It looks as thoi;igh I need 

it. 



566 



96 59 55 C That sure was a peculiEtr way that thing was firing 

out there. I was getting those yaw jets everytlme 
I fired pitch. 

95 59 ^9 p You didn't do that in DIRECT, did you? 

96 59 52 C No, I didn't. Yes, I still got them in DIKECTT. 
96 59 53 P you? 

96 59 55 C I turned the roll off. No, I turned the roll off 

and jvist used pitch. 

CARXARVm 

97 00 05 CC Gemini ^, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

97 00 Olf C Roger, Carnarvon, G€mini h. We're reading you loud 

and clear. 

97 00 07 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear. How are you doing 

with your Pre-Retro CheckllBt? 

97 00 09 C The Pre-Retro Checklist is complete. 

97 00 12 CC Roger. I would like to give you a G. m."^ "tiios back 

at 16 17 00. 

97 00 18 C Roger. I6 I7 00. 

97 00 21 CC Roger. About 50 seconds from now. 

97 00 25 C Okay. Give me a mark at 30. 

97 00 25 CC MARKI 

97 00 27 C Okay. 

97 00 35 CC Okay. We show your RCS readings You're look- 

ing good here. 

97 00 37 C Roger. 

97 00 39 CC I've got some times for you. Got a pencil and 
paper rea^ to^Tsspyt 



97 00 14-2 P Ready? 

97 00 14-3 C Ready. 

97 00 CC You say you're ready? 

97 00 47 C Roger. We're ready. 

97 00 h$ CC Begin blackout 5+23. End blackout 9+-21. 50 K feet, 

lCH-55. Main chute 12+53' Splash I7+IO. 



07 01 ^R 


c 


''V^T t hf**Tl fill? 




p 




97 01 23 


c 


Okay. We've got those times. Thank you. 


97 01 25 


cc 


Roger. 


97 01 25 


p 


Don't you want to go ahead and verify the 21*0? 


97 01 50 


cc 


Set up your Event Timer for J>6 minutes and in about 
2 and l/2 minutes I'll give you a nark to coiintdown. 


97 01 33 


c 


All right. Will you verify GMTRC for 63-I? 


97 01 37 


cc 


Okay. 63-1 with mneiiver, I6 56 01. 63-I without 

maneuver I6 50 hO, 


Q7 01 1+7 


p 


Well, what we need — 


9l "J-L ^? 






9 1 u± p4 




Diu. you wouii* anyi/uxug cxoc* 


9f UJ- ->( 




Alrov y*n^0^y* Prtnlrl vtmi rffvip thfi tltllA to S'hAl*t 

y LVf^XS^m t *f 11 1 111 jfKJlA {^XVW hit; V M, IIKS WW OV^M. U 

rolling 1*00 000 feet? 


97 02 03 


cc 


Okay. With maneuver 2+3Q^ Without maneuver 7+O3. 


97 02 16^ 


c 


Roger. Thank you. 


97 02 17 


cc 


Roger. 


97 02 20 


cc 


Are you ready to check your thrusters 9 and 10? 


97 02 25 


c 


I've already checked my thrusters 9 and 10. 


Q7 OP PS 


TP 


OVfiv Af'f' ■t".)i#*v vip"rv ffood? 


07 ry? P7 


p 




Q7 OP pH 


pp 


Okay. 


9f Uif 9JL 






O'T AO "ZX 




wna 0 . 


Q7 AO 

91 ^3 




leave that for them. 


97 02 57 


p 


Yes. 


97 02 59 


c 


Okay. 


97 05 09 


c 


Smell that amnonia again, Ed? 


97 05 11 


p 


Do you? 


97 03 


cc 


Okay. Have you got your Event Timer all set up? 


97 03 28 


c 


All set at 36 minutes. 



97 05 51 


cc 




97 05 52 


cc 




97 05 59 


c 


Roger. CoMTitlrig dow-. 


97 Olf 01 


cc 


Okay. Very good. 


97 CA 06 


p 


Okay. Got yo'or Event Tinier counting dcrvn. 


97 Olf 08 


c 


Yes. 


96 04 13 


p 


Attltijde Control, DIKEXTT, or whatever you are going 
to do? 


97 oi* 16 


c 


Yes. 


97 Oif 18 


p 


FDM, Sate. 


97 OU 19 


c 


Yes. 


97 Ql* 20 


p 


FDI, LOW? 


97 04 21 


c 


Yes. 


97 04 23 


p 


Msr.evnrer Controller, UKSTOvfEUJ? 


97 04 24 


c 


I :;hink that's okay. Go ahead. Reading now 


97 04 25 


p 


Yes. I'm Just going to go right down the List. 
OAKS Power, MANEUVER and AlrTxTUIib. 


_ 1 Art 

97 04 28 


c 


Right. 


97 o4 32 


p 


STiacecirait UKay. we uioxi t» uu oiiau uci.(jre< 
No sweat. All right, we completed that. 


97 o4 37 


c 


Right. 


97 04 42 


p 


Okay. Check operation of aft firing thrusters. 
Spacecraft is 0-80-0. OA»B Power, ATTITUrE. 


QT rvli ko 


p 


Yes 


Q7 04 "12 


p 


Attitude Control, HORIZON SCAN. 


Q7 04 54 


c 


I'm alining. Go ahead. 


Q7 04 "t^^ 


p 


FDR, PLATFORM- FDM, ATTITUrE. 




c 


Right. 


97 05 03 


p 


Platform hlunt-end-forwai^. Are you 3ure you want 
Al'l'lTUDE on there, Jim? 


97 05 06 


c 


Yes, I'm eainlng the platform. Go ahead. 


97 05 08 


p 


Okay. 


97 05 11 


c 


The Attitude Control, PUI^E. 


97 05 12 


c 


PULSE. 



/7 y.: 






W 71.V \-z aiire platforrn. 


?7 




c 


Rl^. t. .■uj.lir.g FDi s to aline piatiom- inat a 
what I'n: ^^:■in^ now. 


97 ^5 




p 


Okay. Y::u're ahead of the checkllet. 


97 0"' 


20 


c 


Right. 


97 05 


25 


p 


Now, no gr-3ur.d update. 


97 05 


25 


c 


Where did we end un with the QA.NB Power, Maneuver, 
OA>E Power Switch" MANEUVER and ATTITUXE Is In 
ATTITUIS:. 


97 05 


30 


p 


It's in AWrrUIE and you'll get It at the ndnTia 15 . 


97 05 


55 


c 


Okay. 


97 05 


5i+ 


p 


Okay, We're good now until mlnuB 22. 


97 05 


56 


c 


All righty. What happens at minus 22? 


97 06 


01 


p 


Platrorm Dlunt-end-iorvard. Atuituae Lonxroi^ ruuic^ 
null FDI's (Hal Hal) and aline platform- 


97 06 


06 


cc 


Is there anything else you want up there, Gemini? 


97 06 


08 


c 


Negative. Well, I do still need ray computer, bvit I 
can't think of any way to "bring it up. 


97 06 


15 


cc 


Yes, I know what you mean. 


97 06 


18 


p 


Okay, Liow till minus 13, there's nothing to do except 
you get that platform alined- 


97 06 


19 


cc 


I'll buy you a new one. 


97 06 


20 


c 


Okiiy. 


97 06 


25 


p 


I'm going to go back and re- verify the whole stuff 
tjp'vif^ done. 


97 06 


28 


c 


Okay. Very good. 


97 06 


52 


p 


Okay. When 1 finlch this, I'll put a new tape in. 


97 06 


57 


c 


Okay. 


97 o6 


56 


c 


We're going to have the most alined platform in the 
world. We will have been alined for an hour. We'll 
probably come oat of the darkness facing sideways. 


97 07 


Cl 


p 


Yes, t}-iat'll be a shock. 


97 08 


06 


c 


Hey, Ed, you know we always said that we were going 
to make an open loop reentry. I'm much happier that 
the computer failed and not the 


97 08 


lif 


p 


Yes, I'd rather be that way. 



yY yj 1' C kt lesiSt ve ha.-.'e at*:l-:u.:e rei'erenoe fj-r retrofire 

ar-d "he other jperatijr.s. :-ey. did we turr. O'or 
tiitterles ON': 

97 08 20 P No, they dor. 't coiae on yet. They corae on down here 

righ-t In the ninus 15- 

OQ 1^J+ P You have a rdnute. 

97 08 54 C Ternperccure is not coming down rnuch. 

97 08 56 P No. 

97 08 59 C Wonder why we don't have the cabin fan ON. 

97 09 il P Woiider if that's not on here. 

97 09 16 C Did you go off the c.iecklist? 

97 09 18 P Yes. 

97 09 57 P The batteries will come on the ^^-5 checklist. 

97 09 1+0 C All right. I guess we don 't have to worry about 

venting the ECS 0^ anymore, do we? Hal Hal 

97 09 45 P No. 

97 09 54 C You have your Secondary 0^ on too, don't you? 

97 09 56 P Yes, mine's been on the whole flight. 

97 09 58 C Very good. 

97 10 04 C Hm! Hm! circuit breakers on 

97 10 07 P No, I've been very sedate. 

97 10 18 P I don't feel like I can strain as much as I used to 

be able to. 

97 10 20 C Rl^ht now, you mean. 

97 10 23 P Yes. Do you? 

97 10 25 C No. I feel pooped out. 

97 10 28 P I tell you, I don't feel like straining anymore. 

97 10 50 C Yes. 

97 10 51 P You feel that way, too? 

97 10 37 C Yes, I feel completely fatigued. Yes 

97 10 42 P No, It's not a fatigue, I don't know - 

97 10 45 C It's a very funny feeling 

97 10 46 P I can't quite put my finger on It. 



571 



-J 11 26 ? T^ie new tat* for the retro is tape no. 15, and I'v'e 

got tftpe r.j. 1'^ loose and I'll put It - 

.^Y 11 1,2 C Hey, ir. case you didr.'t the neck d&m. I got 

two of them. 

gY 11 P Yes. Otey, I did too. 

^Y 11 W+ C As a natter of fact, so do you. 

97 11 1*5 P Right. 

97 11 W C Bo you have two of them In that suit? 

97 11 J+9 P Yes. 

97 11 50 C How n»ny did you have in the other one? -Two In that 

one> too? 

97 11 5^ P I think I only had one in there. 
97 12 05 C I'm going to pop my ears. 

97 12 12 t; Ears popped. 

97 12 1^*- P Roger. 

97 12 16 C You're not going to pop yours, are you? 

97 12 18 P No, I Just cleared them. They're clear. 

97 12 25 C We to clear them like that. 

97 12 26 P Hal Ha! 

97 12 58 C Okay. Let's just go through our procedures a little 

hit. 

97 12 y+ C '^R~5* going to do? 

97 12 14-7 P I've got a checklist to coraplete. 

97 12 ^9 C Okay. What is it? 

Q7 12 52 P I'm going to start the G.m.t. stopwatch per your 

time hack. I've already done about half of it. I m 
going to put the Ifain Batteries ON. Verify RCS 
Propellant A and B — ON. 

97 15 04 P I'll verify that now. I'll check it again, but - 

97 15 06 C Okay. 

07 15 09 P Antenna Select to REEKTRY, and it's already on 

^ REENTRY. PropelOant gage RCS-B, and I've already 

set it to B. Quantity, OFF. Quantity is OFF. In- 
dicate Retro Attitude, and I'll I S^bb you've 

got to have sonething on over there for me to do 
that, thovigh. 



,'7 15 55 F Yes. 

97 -O ? Let's -ha*. Het" Fover thir-t: ^- T.,-; I'or you t.o 

do. 

97 15 ii2 C 0>ay. 

97 13 56 P Okay. I'll Mt Indicate Retro Attitude, Sections 1 

and 2 Power Control-OFF. Then you have so.^e things: 
Pla-tform-ORBIT RATE, FDR-PIATFOR.M, FDM-RATE, FDI 
Scale-Kigh. Verify Rate GyroB-PRE^ARY. I've already 
done this. Attitude-RATE CXDMNSAHD. 

97 14 20 P You're in PULSE now. 

97 Ik 25 P RCS Power A and B-ACf-E, QAiC Power FF, QA>B Pro- 

pellant — OFF. Control spacecraft to ?. I80 and 
-50. We're at minxia I8O but not minus jO yet. 

97 11^ i+0 C Right. 

97 Ih h2 P At that time you'll put the Retro Power to ARM, but 

we're going to move that up to the beginning so I 
can indicate retro attitude. 

97 Ih kg P Okay. 

97 li^ 50 C Right. 

97 l^t^ 52 P Then you'll report the minus 5 completed. 

97 1*+ 55 0 Okay. 

97 ll* 56 P Okay. At that time I'll turn the Transmitter- 

Receiver HF OFF. No. 2 - RECORD. We should state • 
that. Now at minus 1 I'll push OAm, ELECTRIC and 
ADAPT. OAie, ELECTRIC and ADAPT. 

97 15 10 C Not too fast. 

97 lf5 11 P No. We want to listen carefoilly so we can tell our 

good buddies about it. 

97 15 15 C Roger. 

97 15 16 r Okay, at minus 50 you will arm the squibs-up and at 

minus 10 seconds. I go to the AUTO RETRO and I'll 
— no, we won'e even use that. 

97 15 57 0 No. We'll do it, though - 

97 15 59 Le"^ "the 

97 15 C Okay. 



"ij 15 P I'^l rnanually fire. We're not going to use auto 

retros, are we? 

97 15 ^9 C No. 

97 15 50 P No, we are too. 

97 15 51 C They can still run - I don't know whether they got 

the load In or not. Did he say they had the load 
in? 

97 15 5^ P Yes. 

97 15 56 C TRS will fire them. 

97 15 58 P TRS is working all right. 

97 16 00 C Okay. He said that. 

97 16 01 P I'll delay that a little bit. Hal Hal 

97 16 04 C Yes. Delay it till about 5. Hew about that? 

97 16 06 P Yea. Okay. I'll put that on at minus 5, and I'll 

fire on the tine - on the count of zero. No delay 
on that time. 

97 16 16 C Nope. 

97 16 18 P Put you to FREE here, and I'll watch with bated 

breath as we fire our retro rockets. 

97 16 26 C Yes. Don't forget to put oe to FREE, because we 

might not - you know, it aay not go. 

97 16 35 P I've been putting you to FREE as a regular thing - 

on all training. After retrofire monitor yaw, check 
Conip Llght-ON. We don't have that Platform-FREE. . 
Okay, I'll have that. 

97 16 Vi- P Report to Guaynas niu±)ers of retros, IVI readings, 

estlmted - all you're going to have to do is re- 
port the nvj±ier and the attitude. 

97 16 52 C Good. 

97 16 56 P Okay. After retros, ES sensor-OFF. We have a RET 

checklist to go through. Do you want me to go 
through that now? 

97 17 Olf C Yes. Jettison Retro if you want to. 

97 17 06 P Yes, the Retro Jettison ARM first. Jettison Retro. 

Report jettison retros to Guaymas. Retro Power-SAS^), 

Retro Jet-SAFE, Retro Squibs-SAFE. FDR - might as 
well leave that on ATTirurE. 



77 17 22 


c 


No. I'rr. goin^ ■-. iea\'e It or. :-iA:£,. 


Jl 17 2S 


F 


ATTirUEE or CO?-!? - You going to leave it or. 


97 17 30 


C 


PIATFORM or COMF'.TZR. Yes, I'll leave it on PIAT- 
FORM- 


97 17 52 


P 


Yes. Right. 


97 17 57 


P 


You're going to leave It on RATE too, aren't you? 


97 17 58 


c 


Yes. 


97 17 ito 


p 


The FDI win be on LOW. 


97 17 ^5 


c 


Okay. 


97 17 


p 


The attitude control - you going to use Rate Comniand 
oi- Reentry Rate ComnBnd? 


97 17 lt8 


c 


Reentry Rate Command. 


97 17 50 


c 


Okay. We're coming up on 22 minutes. 


97 17 5^ 


p 


Okay, aline your platform- 


97 17 58 


c 


Ha! Ilal Look, we've driven the temperature down to 
55 In here! 


97 18 oU 


p 


Now we'll suddenly start swimming, huh? 


97 18 08 


p 


You read the times off, because you have a good hack 
around triau &rea* 


97 18 22 


c 


Next thing we ao is at Ly. Kignu- 


97 18 25 


p 


Right. 


97 18 50 


p 


Okay. And that should be at I6 hj) 01. 22+9 minutes, 


97 18 


c 


It looks like we're still right- side-up out there. 


97 185^* 


c 


Boy, I really smell that ammonia. 


97 18 59 


c 


Do you? 


97 19 01 


p 


No, I don't. Jim, let me tell you something. 


97 19 08 


c 


It has something to do with wetting your pants, 
doesn't it? 


97 19 11 


c 


No, this is about the strongest I've ever smelled 
it. We really screwed up when we went with this 
padding here. I wonder if - gee, look there at the 
cabin vent. 


97 20 k2 


p 


Okay. I'll review a few times - for you. 


97 20 lf5 


p 


Okay. 



97 20 -'.7 P TV'- tirre to ^00 000 K will be 2+38- 

97 20 5 U C Pight. 

97 20 56 P Blackout will conmence at 2+58. 

97 20 59 C KLackcut at 2:23. 

97 21 01 P 5+25. Correction. 

97 21 02 C 5+23- Okay. 

97 21 03 P And ends at 9+21. 

97 21 04 C Okay. 

97 21 06 P 50 K and drogue is IO55. 

97 21 11 C Okay. 

97 21 13 P Main chute at 12+35- 

97 21 15 C Okay. 

97 21 16 P Landing is 17+10. 

97 21 18 C Okay. You'll have to call those out to me again 

when we get going. 

97 21 20 P Yef. I've got them all written here. 

97 21 28 C Okay. We're at 18:30 minutes. 

97 21 to P And you give me a mark when you start the bum. 

97 21 h2 C Right. 

97 21 tt6 C We'll probably get a countdown from the ground, too. 

We'll have a nniltipllclty of countdowns. 

97 21 53 P None of which will probably agree in some respects. 

97 21 55 C Yes. 

97 21 59 P Oh, here's yotir 

97 22 01 C Right. 

97 22 02 P That's for really only — that's the important one 

there. 

97 22 OJf C Right. 

97 22 25 P And if you should get hurting somewhere In there, 

let me know. 

97 22 50 C Okay. 

97 22 35 C I'll just say, "you've got it." 

97 22 5lf P Yes. 



'j'J 25 01 C Wonder If Pa-Lii Haney has the crowd worked up to a 

frenr.y. iia! VJb.\ 

97 25 0^ C I dor. ' t kr.ov. 

97 25 18 C Come on now. Let's not be burping. 

97 25 21 P I'ra thinking about the food. 

97 25 23 C Hal Ha! 

97 25 25 C Ah, the sun's coming up. 

97 25 28 P Okay. I'll recheck aJLl the switches again. 

97 23 30 C Very good, old boy. 

97 23 36 C All on? 

97 23 50 C Got BOiQB brilliant fireflies out there. Boy, there 

Is one of them that la really pretty. 

97 23 P Yes, I see them. 

97 23 56 C 16 minutes. 

97 2U (A C Retroflre - retroflre's more fun than launch- You 

know nothing's going to stop it — it Just covinte 
down. 

97 24 12 P Yes. That's right. 

97 24 16 C In launch you have to be concerned about whether 

the gantry is going down. 

97 24 23 P What about that gantry? 

97 24 25 C Shades of M^-g! 

97 24 25 C Same thing here too, in a way - losing the computer 

97 24 50 P Yes. 

97 24 51 C The way Gordo lost the 

97 24 35 C Where did I have that? 

97 24 45 P Boy, I don't have any reference. Do you? 

97 24 47 C No, 

97 24 49 C I have fireflies. 

97 24 52 P This would be a tough retro — 

97 24 54 C Oh boy! 

97 24 55 P time to retro, wouldn't it? 

97 24 56 P You couldn't see anything. 

97 24 59 C 15 minutes from now. 



97 25 01 


P 


97 25 97 




97 25 10 


P 


97 25 13 


P 


97 25 l6 


c 


97 25 18 


p 


97 25 20 


c 


97 25 55 


c 



Okay. Ve've got 5 minutes till our h-am. 
Start giving a T^^-l? checklist at 14. 
Okay. 

Start Comp. You don't need to do that. 
You've got another minute. 
Oh, okay. 

I've got to wee-wee. 

Shoot. I'm going to have the best alined platform 
we've ever had In the whole world. 

HAWAII 



97 25 59 CC G«nlnl Hawaii CAP COM. 
97 25 IfO C Hello Hawaii, Gemini ^^ 

97 25 h2 CC Roger. Are you In attitude for your GAMS bum 
57 25 M4- C I am. 

97 25 J+5 CC Roger. I will give you a 5 second countdown to 

start of OANB bum. 

97 25 52 C Roger. 

97 25 53 CC Stand by, and I will stand by for a mark on com- 
pletion of QA^B bum from you- 

97 25 57 C Roger. 

97 25 59 C Okay, Edward. Let's go through the ik minute - 

15 minute checklist. 

97 26 01 P Okay. Start Conrp-FUSH. P]t£tform-ORBIT RATE. 

Attltude-EATE COMMMID. You're in PUI^. 

97 26 13 C Okay. Thank you. 

97 26 Ik P Roger. Maneuver Controller- UNSTOWED. 

97 26 16 C UNSTOWED. 

97 26 17 P 0AM3 Power- MMIEUVER and ATTITUriE. 

97 26 18 C MAMEUVER and ATTrTUIE. 

97 26 20 P FDM-RATE. 

97 26 21 C RATE. 

97 26 23 P 0, 180, 0. 



■J I 






J , XtXJ , J . 




97 2c 


27 




You're In good shape. 




97 2b 




r 


You'll b-orn at 15 5^ 01, counting on your 
and we'll get a countdown, I guess. 


timer, 


97 26 


58 


p 


I'll still give you some talk. 




97 26 


59 


C 


Right. 




97 26 




P 


Unlees they're bothering us so I can't. 




97 26 




C 


No, he said they're going to stand by for 


my mark. 


97 26 




P 


Okay. 




97 26 


1*9 


c 


Okay, I'll tell you when we've got a minute. 


97 26 




c 


Thirteen on my nark. 




97 26 


59 


c 






97 27 


01 


p 


Right. 




97 27 


13 


c 


Okay, you ready? 




97 27 


16 


p 


I'm ready. 




97 27 


20 


c 


2 minutes and seconds. 




97 27 


26 


p 


How much? 




97 27 


27 


cc 


30 seconds to OA>B burn, Gemini 4. 




97 27 


50 


c 


Roger. 




97 27 


57 


p 


Look at that firefly sparkling. 




97 27 


i+0 


c 


Yes. It is. 




97 27 


M* 


c 


Okay, 15 seconds. 




97 27 


U7 


c 


I'm going to put pressure in the line. 




97 27 


52 


CG 


5,1^,5,2,1. MARKI Start bum. 








p 


Okay. I've got a good hack. 




97 28 


07 


c 


Attitxades are holding smoothly. 




97 28 


54 


p 


Coming up on 1 minute. 




97 28 


56 


c 


Thank you. 




97 28 


59 


p 


Now. 




97 29 


00 


c 


Thank; you. 




97 29 


25 


c 


grinding away. 




97 29 


25 


p 


Yes. 





1 




97 29 


54 


P 


You're cor.lng — you're coniing up on 2 riinutes. 


97 29 


56 


p 


MAPK! 


97 50 


02 


C 


Got 10 percent of fuel left. 


97 30 


0^+ 


P 


Roger. 


97 30 


06 


P 


You're coming up on 30 seconds. 


97 50 


16 


cc 


We're standing by for your neirk, Gemini 4. 


97 30 


18 


c 


Roger. 


97 30 


20 


p 


20 seconds. 


97 30 


28 


p 


10 seconds. 


97 50 


52 


p 


5,4,5,2,1,0 


9Y 50 


37 


c 


MARKI 


97 30 


58 


p 


Good shovl 


97 50 


42 


p 


How about that? 


97 50 


45 


cc 


Roger, Gemini 4. How were your attitudes during 
your firing? 


97 50 


4s 


c 


They were within about a degree. 


97 50 


46 


cc 


Roger. Roger. 


97 50 


50 


p 


Okay, IVI QAJG fire attitude. 


97 50 


52 


c 


QANB fire attitude. 


97 30 


54 


p 


bfeneuver control is STOW, 


97 50 


55 


cc 


You looked good here on the ground. 


97 50 


56 


c 


Stow, 


97 50 


57 


p 


FDR-PIATFORM, 


97 50 


58 


c 


PLATFORM. 


97 50 


59 


p 


FBM - it says ArrHPUnE, You probably want RATE, 
don't you? 


97 51 


02 


c 


RATE, Well, let's go aline the platform some mor 


97 31 


04 


p 


Attitude Control PULSE - Yep. Blunt-end- forward. 


97 51 


06 


p 


Nxill FDI's to aline platform computer REENTRY. C 


97 51 


18 


p 


I'll be standing by for the minus 5- 


97 51 


28 


c 


It's showing about 3 percent fuel remaining. 


97 51 


32 


p 


Okay, 




..'7 51 J-^ 


L 


K ^ f- A* "nr-vcs^ 0-" t,e-b"'e was right , we got the 




first ;iirt djv:: exactly right. 


97 V- ^5 


c 


Oh, ty the way, I clicked it and oonpered with 




table. 


97 51 ^9 


P 


It shews acout iltXJ. 


97 51 52 






97 31 55 


cc 


■^.-.r^-T L pDv« -T -T Rt>inH hv for an 8 minute riBrk to 




retrof ire. 


97 51 57 


cc 


1 - MARK! 


97 51 59 


r 


Rocer. cot vour nark. 


97 52 08 


C 


and -6. Okay. 


97 52 11 


p 




97 52 15 


/I 

L 




97 52 16 


P 


Yes, well, I can't do much of It, Jim. 


97 52 18 


C 


Okay. 


97 32 20 


P 


I didn't want to put the main batteries on. All you 




do there is ORBIT RATE, platform FDM RATE, VDl scale 
HIGH* Go to RATr* CuMMaND. ALMe>. ukto r • niiix 
"t.n mi niis ^0. 


97 52 h6 


C 


Right. 


97 52 48 


P 


■*T -T 1 Q csv -pz-v-** p^i+'t-o T^(Tv**T* ARM rlfflit after 
Now X m f^oiTi^ vO asA xor x^eijitj ttjwci w*^*. 




minus 5- 


97 52 52 


c 


Okay. 


97 35 18 


c 


I don t know why i m doing all xnis in unc irxei.i>iuiui 




Alinlntr mode. It's not really good. 


97 35 25 


p 


Let's see. You've got a minute and 5U seconas x,o 




minvLi 5> right? 


Q7 ■^^■'i Pf^ 


c 


Yes, on my mark. MARK! 


97 55 29 


p 


Okay, I'm half a second from you. I think I can't 




sweat thftt. 


97 55 32 


c 


You can't have evierythlng, Ed. 


97 55 59 


p 


Well, we got somebody's OAtE retro. I'm not sure an; 




more whose that is. 


97 35 ^ 


c 


I don't know who owna the 0A^6 retro these days. 


97 53 ^ 


c 


Hal Hal Hal 



'7 'A 


' .r 


P 


Rlgr-. 


T 1 

\ ^ * 


"/I 




I see llt,:.^e :"l:<i-,lr:i5 ^1 v;-; ;£ . ri. 




35 


r 


Yes. 




06 


P 


Hey! I noticed then: going the other way the other 
night. 


?7 y- 


08 


C 


Yes, so did I. They were going for-<fard. 


97 3- 


10 


P 


I was sraall-end- forward, and they were going forward, 


97 5^ 


lU 


C 


Okay, 5:^^. 


97 3^ 


15 


P 


Right. 


97 3^ 


17 


C 


Everything you want to go on RETRO POWER. Right? 


97 jii 


18 


P 


That's right. At 5, I'm going to start this thing 
right up here, and then give me RETTRO PCWER. 


97 5^ 


50 


c 


You want me to give you a mark? 


97 


35 


p 


No, I've got mine right here. I'll get from that 
We're coming up on 


97 5^ 




c 


15. MARK! 


97 3*^ 


Ml 


p 


Right. 


97 5^ 


59 


c 


Okay, we'll be right on tir:e RETRO POWER 


97 55 


01 


p 


Okay. 


97 55, 


05 


c 


Is ARM. 


97 55 


06 


p 


Retro Power is ARM. bfy Greenwich watch has stopped. 
The main batteries are coming on. Verify RCS pro- 
pe-LLa.no a and d are uii* 


97 55 


15 


c 


Rog. 


97 55 


lt3 


p 


Indicate — inalct.te Retro Attitude nas ueen rut)nxjjj. 

Sections 1, 2, 5> are all We Ire on the 

Main Batteries. And the buses all look good. 

Platform, ORBIT RATE, 


97 55 


57 


c 


ORBIT RATE. 


97 55 


59 


p 


FDR, PLATFORM. 


97 35 


JfO 


c 


PLATFORR 


97 55 


1^2 


p 


FDM, RATE. 


97 55 




c 


RATE. 


97 55 


1^ 


p 


FDI Scale, HIGH. 

















AtMMif: "^r.^r'.l, RATE C3M^-0^:n:. 


97 55 






RATE C0MV|A:,T'. 


97 55 


52 


p 


RC3 Pcrwei- A a:;d B ACME. 


97 55 


55 


c 


ACJ-E. 


97 55 


5^^ 


p 


0AM5 P.jver, OFF and OA>e Propellant, OFF. 


97 55 


56 


C 


Both OFF. 


97 55 


57 


P 


Go to minus 50- 


97 55 


59 


P 


Okay, we're all set. 


97 56 


05 


C 


Report to Guayms that we've got It. 


97 56 


11 


P 


You want to report a minus 5 complete, Jim? 


97 56 


12 


C 


Minus 5 checklist is complete. 


97 56 


20 


P 


Kind of bright, isn't it? 


97 55 


22 


c 


Yes, it is- 


97 56 


25 


p 


Okay, we ve got all the lights on. 


97 56 


50 


c 


Hey, Ed, does that go off? 


97 56 


52 


p 


No, it doesn't. It goes off later on. I don't see 


9 f 5o 


5 r 










p 








p 
r 


T— n n «; TTP -i q nTH? nntr n nil T * m nn RECOT?D and llQ-Ve 

been on RECORD. 


97 56 




P 


Okay, I'm going to reverlfy the checklist. I'll be 
standing by on your Roll Gyro. 


97 57 


06 


P 


Roger. 


97 57 


08 


c 


Looks righ^ on in attitude here, look out the windon 


97 57 


10 


p 


Looks good, Jim. 


97 57 


18 


c 


Those mothers really fire, don't they? 


97 57 


20 


p 


Y'es, they really jerk you. 


97 57 


27 


c 


Your deadband is not as tight as it was. 


97 57 


29 


c 


It is for roll and pitch. 


97 57 




c 


Okay, we're at 2:l8. 




585 



y{ ji '^'^ 


p 


Roger* 


97 57 47 


c 


If you feel there's sonething vrong with that RCS, 
holler, and 1 11 put you in the uirtbCi. 


97 57 50 


p 


Okay, very good. 

GuAXMAS 


97 57 57 


cc 


Gemini h, Guaymas CAP COM 


97 57 59 


c 


Roger, GuaynBS. Gemini h. Tj^-5 Checklist is 
complete. 


97 56 01 


cc 


Roger. I'll give you a mark at 1 minute 50 seconds. 


97 58 05 


c 


Roger. 


97 58 11 


p 


AH you have to do, Jim, is to fire and fly her 
through. 


97 38 18 


p 


Aug. X XX celxx ror you — azToing your bwii/cii. 


97 38 2C 


c 


Okay. 


97 38 22 


c 


That 8 all 1 got xo do, AriM xne oq_uxDB, rignT>t 


97 58 23 


p 


Yessir. 


97 38 25 


cc 


3,2,1 MARKI 


97 38 27 


w 


Roger. Right on. 


97 38 51 


c 


Doesn't the RCS propellant firing look good? 


97 38 5^ 


p 


Yes. 


97 39 03 


c 


Just a sec. 


97 39 05 


p 


Okay, stand hy. 


97 39 08 


p 


Got the Got the adapter. There is no question 

about it. 


97 39 13 


c 


No question ahout it. The old adapter's gone. 


97 39 19 


cc 


Gemini k-, woiild you confirm adapter sep? 


97 39 20 


c 


Adapter sep. , no doubt. 


97 59 23 


cc 


We have adapter sep. 


97 39 23 


p 


Okay. Stand by to arm your squibs. 


97 39 25 


c 


Roger. 


97 39 27 


p 


Arm your squibs. 




Qi ■^n 
y{ jy 




1 2.^,4. 


r\'7 Ifi itO 

97 59 i"^ 


p 

It 


T tVi-lnlr that thine 's countlnir a little early, Jim. 


97 59 55 


c 


Okay. 


97 59 57 


p 


I'm going to fire it by manually. 


97 59 57 


c 


How come we've got a yellow — oh, that's right. 
VTo 'yp RiiTiTioHed to have ..... 


/^T 3fl 

97 59 50 


r 


T^Tn 


97 59 59 




wtiat i 


97 59 


r 


Tm ^»^ i+ nn +Vip1'r MARK" T thlrtlc that timlntc'B 

_1_ 1 1 lire lu ULl ullCiX i'JftiUV* ^ vLXXUA VII' * " *#Am 111^ w 

early. 


97 59 ^7 


C 


Go ahead and arm it. 


97 39 51 


CC 


10, 9> 8, 7, 6, 5, 5, 2, 1, - retroflrel 


97 59 59 


P 


It fired a second early. 


97 ko 10 


c 


We're home, buddy. 


97 ifO 15 


CC 


Gemini 4, do you confirm all retros fired? 


97 ko 20 


c 


All retros fired auto. They seem to be a minute 
>\t»-pi-n-*a — » ftpfonfl before vour countdown. Attitude 
probably was within about a degree or so. 


97 ifO 25 


CC 


Roger. 


97 40 50 


p 


Okay, Retro Jett, ARM. It was a nice show, Jim. 


97 'WD 5° 


r 


Ketiro Je uti^ ruon- 


97 ^ 3° 






97 ho ko 


P 


Yes. 


97 UO lf2 


c 


You got it? 


ko kh 


p 


There it goes ! 


97 iK) 14-7 


p 


Looka there! Hey, there's the ptunp package! Hal S 
J, see It i 


97 liO W 


c 


Did you? 


97 liO 14-9 


c 


Retro sep. , and Ed says he sees a piunp package. 
Ha! Ha! 


97 liO 51 


cc 


Do you confirm retros sep? 


97 40 5^ 


c 


Sep, and Ed says he sees the pump package, Hal Ha! 


97 ^ 57 


cc 


Say again. 


97 4o 58 


c 


Retros sep, and Ed says he saw the pump package. 



385 



97 ^1 00 
97 ^1 01 
97 ^1 03 
97 ^1 10 
97 ^1 11 
97 ^1 13 
97 ^1 1*+ 
97 ^1 15 

97 ^1 25 
97 ^1 a7 



CC 
P 
p 
P 
c 
p 
c 
p 

c 
p 



97 ^1 "57 


P 


97 kl k2 


C 


97 i*-! It4 ■ 


P 


97 kl k6 


P 


97 42 01 


C 


97 ^2 o6 


CC 


97 k2 07 


C 


97 lf2 11 


p 


97 ^2 15 


C 


97 42 17 


p 


97 42 25 


C 


97 42 27 


c 


97 42 3c 


p 


97 4^ 32 


c 


97 42 42 


p 


97 42 55 


cc 



Roger- 
Give John a pat on the back. 
Okay. Retro POWER is SAFE. 
Retro Jett, SAFE. 
Retro Jett, SAFE. 
Retro Squibs, SAFE. 
Retro Squlbfa, SAFE. 

.FDR. Leave it on PLATFORM. Leave it on RATE. FDI 
is on LOW. You want it on LOW or HIGH, Jim? 

I want it on HIGH. 

Okay. Attitude Control, REENTRY RATE COMMASD, 
Scanner is OFF. Roll Kate gyros are all ON. Tighten 
and lock restraint harnesses. Hatch pawls in 
neutral. 

We'r*» not in neutwO., check yours. 
Mine are in neutral. 

Mine were in LOCK, where they should have been. 

Okay, Cabin Fan ON. ECS 0^ heater is OFF. Plat- 

fona, FREE thruster is OFF. Check and 

lock restraint harness. Hatch pawls should be 
neutral. 

Okay, let's see. 

Gemini 4, GiiaynBS. I can give you a mark at Tj^+5 
minvrtes. 

Okay. 

If you don't have it, I can give it to you anytime. 
We make these at anytime. 

We make these mistakes all the time, huh? 
Right. 

Okay, I'm going to ha-ve it in just a minute here. 

Give it plenty of ..... 

Yes, I can. You have 30 seconds to go. 

We'll have to put the roll in shortly. 

The first blood pressure came disconnected. I'm 
pumping it up again. 

Stand by for a mark at T^ +5 minutes. 



586 



97 ^5 00 


CC 


MARK! 5 minutes. 


97 ^5 01 


P 


Got that, Jim. 


97 ^5 02 


c 


Plght. 


97 ^5 03 


p 


I've got a 'blood, pressure for them. 


97 ^3 05 


c 


Ed has a blood pressure. 


97 ^^5 13 


p 


Okay, this should be at 400 K, Jim. 


97 ^3 15 


c 


I know it. 


97 ^3 l8 


p 


Starting the roll. 


97 ^3 20 


c 


Yes. 


97 ^5 21 


p 


Okay. 


97 U3 23 


c 


I started my roll abovtt 30 seconds ago. 






TEXAS 


97 ^5 30 


CC 


Gemini Houston CAP COM. 


Q7 L.''^ 






QV kn 






^5 '^-L 




iGSf X nave. 


rsT li-c Jio 




Roger . 


97 ^5 ^ 


F 


Uicay, Jim. we re goxng uo nave Dj^t-jtuuo ucxc 


97 45 146 


CC 


Your weather is still very good, Jim. 


97 ^3 »^9 


C 


Okay. 


q7 kji. "Sfi 


p 


About 21/2 minutes till blackout, Jim. 


97 ^ 01 


c 


iTiere goes tine aoapuer — line rei^ro txaap>'CL • 


97 ^ 


ir 


Wneres 


97 44 05 


c 


See the antenna even. Even the antenna sticking up. 


97 05 


P 


Ahl I see it! 


97 Mj- 06 


CC 


Say again. 


97 kk 10 


c 


We just saw the retro adapter go by. It even had 






the antenna sticking out. 


97 1*4 15 


CC 


Very good. 


97 ^ 18 


p 


I can see all those four nice rockets in there. 




587 



qj 25 


CC 


Probably go into blackout in about another minute, 




Jim. 


Q7 hh 2S 


c 


Okay. 


Q7 kh 27 


p 


Hey, tell the Doc I'll get an extra one for bonus 




points. 


97 30 


c 


Okay. 


97 1+4 52 


p 


Get ready for the g Hawaii. 


97 kh 56 


CC 


The call words of the carriers in the area are 




Sinclair and of the airplanes are Inkspots. 


97 ^ 59 


c 


Sinclair and Inkspots. Roger. 


97 1^14. I1J4. 


c 


Okay, at 100 000 feet we get the Landing Arm ON. 




One thousand, get the High Altitude Drogue. 


97 k9 


p 


That's affirmative. 


97 1+5 01 


p 


Feeling great, hew ahout you? 


97 ^5 03 


c 


Okay. 


97 ^5 05 


CC 


It looks like it may be 11 or 12 miles short, Jia. 




Very good. 


97 1+5 08 


c 


Okay. I'm sold. 


97 1+5 15 


p 


Hey, look at it burning up, Jim. 


97 1+5 18 


c 


There goes the adapter. It's burning. 


97 1+5 25 


c 


Look at us, we're making fire, too. 


Q7 li-i^ OS 


p 


Yes, we -re putting out ionization layer. They're 




not reading us anymore now, probably. 


Q7 1+5 50 


p 


Look at the adapter bum up I 


Q7 l+S 51 


c 


Yes. 


97 1+5 57 


r 


onir rimi>it ahnut those retroB firing, is there^ 


97 1+5 58 


CC 


Gemini. Gemini 4. inat lasii oiSTiance ib wiung. 




You're probably about 1+0 or 50 miles short. 


Q7 ks Ifl 


p 


They seem to fire longer though, than I thoi^ght they 




would. I guess you're waiting for them. 


97 1+5 1+7 


c 


Yes. 


97 1+5 1+9 


p 


Makes a nice kind of rinkish-orange cast. The fire 




around it, doesn't it. 


97 1+5 5I+ 


c 


Yes. 


97 46 15 


p 


Okay, there's a Reentry Rate Command coming up. 



588 



97 ^ l8 C The g's are starting to build. 
97 it6 25 C I don't have amraonia yet 

97 if6 27 P It sirre is. Look, you can see - looks like three 

things coming together out there. Cones of fire for 
some reason. 

97 ^ 55 C Like pieces of rock, isn't it? 

97 ^ 59 P Yes. There goes Florida. Is that Florida? 

97 it6 lf2 P I believe it is. See it on your side? 

1+6 C Yes, here comes the g's. 

97 1+6 1+9 P Okay. Next thing to look for is 100 K. Sit back 

and relax. We ai-en't going to do much about it 
from here out. 

No. A lot better than the centrifuge. 

Yes, I see a little bit of a green In that - I guess 
that it's Just the sun reflecting. Now here they 
come. Is that 5' 

No, ve haven't gotten any on the Indicator yet. 

Oh, I thought you said we already had sone. 

Well, I thought we did. The back part was ou 

it sort of settled down 

See the green in the 

You know, it's not as urach as fire as I thouight 
'there 'd be. 



97 4f Ul 




97 ^7 05 


p 


Q7 1+7 13 


c 


97 1+7 20 


P 


97 ^1 23 


c 


97 1+7 30 


p 


97 ^7 32 


p 


97 ^7 35 


c 


97 ^7 37 


p 


97 1+7 59 


c 


97 1+7 1+0 


p 


97 1+7 1+1+ 


p 


97 ^^7 ^7 


p 


97 ^7 51 


c 


97 1^7 54 


c 


97 ^1 59 


p 


97 1+8 01 


c 



No, there isn't. Yes, there is green, isn't there 

Ah, there comes the g'?». 

Yes, the g meter's not working. 
Okay. 

Milt says the g meter isn't working, and I agree. 

I think we've got now about 5 g's. Wouldn't you 
say BO? 

Yes, it's only gone up to 2 right now. 

You know, it's kind of nice to liave some g's back 
again. 

Yes, it is. 

It's making me dizzy going around in circled. Look 
at paint coming of f my window. 



539 



97 1+6 06 P Yes. Now we're really getting a little more layer. 

97 I48 15 C There's 3 g's now, 

97 1+8 15 P Okay, I guess it's rlgbt. 

97 i+S 17 C Yes. 

97 1+a 25 P Boy> these RCS thrasters in yaw are firing an awful 

lot. 

97 1^ 55 C Five. 

97 H8 57 P They're red hot, Jim. 

97 1*8 39 C Yes. 

97 1*8 42 C Six. 

97 1+8 48 C Seven. 

97 1*8 52 P You can take, old buddy. 

97 lt8 5ll- C You're right, it is. Isn't It? 

97 1+8 58 C There's 100 000. 
97 1+9 01 P Why don't you 

9Y 1^9 09 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

97 1+9 -5 ^ fire, 

97 i+9 15 CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. 

97 '1-9 25 C I'm reading you loud and clear. How me? 

9Y 1^9 35 CC GetQlni 1+, Houston CAP COM. 

97 49 37 C Okay. 

97 lf9 1+1 C We're climbing hack up again, it says now. 

q7 1{.9 C Four g's. 

97 ko kh CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. We'll have a helo over 

you by the time you're on the water. 

97 l)-9 1+6 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini li-. 

97 1^9 k9 CC Gemini 1+, Houston CAP COM. 

QT kg 55 CC Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. We should have a helo 
^' over you by the time you're on the water. His 

call, sign will, be Sinclair 52. 

97 50 01 C 52. Roger. 

97 50 05 CC Roger. What is your altitude now? 
975007 C We're going through 82. The g's are down to about 

2. Landing Arm's ON. 



590 



97 50 15 CC Say again. 

97 50 20 C I said the Landing ^ s ON. 

97 50 25 P Okay- What's our alt.tude? 

97 50 25 CC Say again altitiidfi. 

97 50 25 C We're coming up on 50. 

07 50 26 CC Gemini 4, I misBed that last transmission, but you 

97 50 2b ^v. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^pj^^y another 

20 seconds. 

97 50 27 P Okay. 

97 50 55 P Go* tlie drogue out, Jim? 

97 50 37 C No, not yet. I'm waiting for 000. 

97 50 1+1 CC Landing bus armed? 

97 50 hZ P Okay. The Landing Bus is Armed. Isn't it? 

9^ 50 M<- P Got the di'ogue? 

97 50 1+7 C I'm coming on with the drogue now. 

97 50 1+9 P Okay. We're starting to oscillate. The drogue 

caught it. 

97 50 55 CC Gemini 4, you should have drogue by now. 

97 50 54 C We've got the drogue out now. 

97 50 56 P About kCP oscillation. 

97 50 59 P Whang, whang, whang. - Okay. 

97 51 01 C I«t'B go to RATE COMMAND. 

97 51 05 P Rog. 

97 51 06 P Pretty good oscillation, old buddy. 

97 51 08 C Yes. It is, isn't it? 

975111 P Yes, the Rate ComMfind doesn't seem to -Ah! Dampened 

it out. 

97 51 15 C Okay, we're at 28 000, Ed. 

97 51 15 P Okay, I can see the drogue up there, too. 

97 51 18 C We got a good drogue. It's holding fine. 

97 51 25 c 25. 

97 51 27 p o^y- 

97 51 30 C Let me see if the drogue is going to hold it by 

itself. 



591 





P 


I*vt; got one of your arm rests. Get your D-ring. 


97 51 5? 


n 

\j 




97 51 55 


r 




97 51 57 


C 


tvOger* • • i . • com 1 Uf^ \J±x, niivc X guu xi.** 


97 51 iK) 


P 


Yes. 


97 51 ^3 


C 


I guesB I should get our D-ring out, shouldn't I? 


97 51 ^5 


P 


Huh? Right. 


97 51 ^ 


c 


Okay, 16 000. 


97 51 51 


p 


Okay, I'm In a position to eject, if necessary. 


97 51 52 


c 


Okay, Ed. Let's hope we don't have to. 


97 51 58 


c 


Roger, Cape Control. We're just about ready to put 
t.h** T«.rachute out. Stand bv. 


97 52 yp 




flVftv Tfi.'raehute ' a conins. 


97 52 11 


C 


bee xXti 


97 52 12 


P 


I don t see xz yex. 


97 52 15 


c 


Yes, I see It. 


97 52 15 


c 


It looks good, Ed, babe. 


97 52 16 


p 


Right in the sun. I can't see it. 


97 52 20 


c 


Looks good. 


97 52 21 


p 


Good chute. 


97 52 22 


c 


There's the de-reef. 


97 52 25 


p 


And it's a good one, isn't it? 


97 52 25 


c 


Nobody can read me now, but does that parachute look 
great! 


97 52 29 


cc 


Gemini h, you should be coming upon main chute 
deploy. 


97 52 30 


p 


You're not kidding' 


97 52 52 


c 


Okay, take your blood pressure quickly. 


97 52 33 


p 


All right. 


97 52 55 


c 


We're at 6000 


97 52 57 


p 


Ah, shoot. It came out. 


97 52 ho 


c 


Did it come out? 


97 52 lf2 




Yes. Stand by. 




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97 52 ^3 


c 


Hurry up^ we can 't wait too much longer- 


97 52 ^5 


p 


Thls Is the iiirportant one for them though. 


97 52 ^7 


c 


I know it, I know it. 


97 52 i^9 


c 


How do you feel? I feel great. 


97 52 52 


p 


I felt kind of funny during the spinning. 


97 52 55 


c 


I was dizzy dviring 


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p 


I was, too. Okay, It's coming out now. 




c 


Coming out now? 


97 52 59 


p 


Oh, no, no, no! Don't go yet. 


97 55 00 


c 


Okay. 


97 52 06 


c 


neaoy* 


97 53 07 


r 




97 55 1^ 




Cnmf an. I'm not (colxut to wait past 5000. 


97 55 1^ 




rt^»Tn^Tl^ k Kniif?t.nn CAP COM. Do vou read? 


97 55 15 


P 


Okay, jUSt a minute. rcne sure g'-'co "—j 




down. 


97 53 17 


C 


Okay, you ready? 


97 55 18 


ri 
L 


w e rG cL u uii tujr lilt* J- -i*-* 


97 55 20 


C 


2, 1, MARK! 


97 55 25 


P 


That wasn't so had. 


0*7 "=1^ p's 


cc 


Gemini k, Houston CAP COM. 


97 55 26 


c 


ri^-.TsT r^-p ViT./^Von fi.T»mR . Bjid VOU ' rs all ristht. 


97 55 27 


p 


Okay. 


97 55 50 


c 


Gemini here. We're right-side up. Two point on 




the parachute, ana every uiixug t> j.xiic. 


97 55 56 


cc 


Roger. Understand. Jiiveryxning is xme. nc diujuj-u. 




have a helo to you in ahout 5 or 10 minutes after 
you're on the water. 


97 55 ^0 


c 


Okay. Don't let them wait too long. I want to get 




rescued in a hurry. Tell Doc Berry we got a blood 
pressure. 


97 55 ^2 


p 


Okay, D-ring covered. 


97 55 ^^9 


c 


Take another one, too. 


97 55 51 


p 


Yes. D-ring? 




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Q7 S'^ 


c 


D-ring covered. We don't want that one out. 


Q7 5^ 


p 


No. 


Q7 '5'5 


c 


How you feeling, Ed? 


Q7 "^6 


p 


I feel good. How about you? 


97 55 59 


c 


bo do 1. 1 leex gireaii. 


97 'i)k 00 


p 


Feel like a tiger. Feel like I could eat him up. 


97 5^ 05 


c 


Feel a little warm. Let's see. 


97 54 OU 


p 


Okay. 


97 05 


c 


Cabin temperature ' b only 55- Suits are 70- 


97 5if ll+ 


cc 


Say again, Jim. 


97 54 l6 


c 


The cabin temperature is only 55- suits are up 




to abotit 70. 


97 5^ 25 


c 


Our poor spacecraft ' 8 all burned up. 


97 5^ 28 


cc 


Roger. Both of you feeling okay? 


97 5^ 50 


c 


Yes, we're both feeling great, Gus. 


97 5** 51 


cc 


Good. 


97 5i<- 52 


p 


Clean tne electrical switches out, Jim, while i sit 




here. 


Q7 54 55 


c 


Okay. Let me get them. 


Q7 sJi Its 


p 


T've not the Rescue Beacon ON already. 


Q7 •S4 "^1 
71 ^J- 


c 




Q7 

yf i?**- 1?^ 




Xjet us know as soon as you're on the water. 


97 55 01 


n 


neyj we gou doiqc wc&uuci « « ■ • • 


97 55 02 


p 


Okay, the heater s OFF. lou got it* booa nub. 


97 55 06 


c 


How are you feeling, Ed? 


97 55 07 


p 


I feel good. 


97 55 09 


c 


Hey, there goes the R 4- R can off to one side. 


97 55 17 


cc 


Say again. 


97 55 20 


c 


The R &■ R can is floating down with us. 


97 55 22 


cc 


You're coming in a little garbled. Try to talk 






slower. 


97 55 26 


c 


Our R &^ R can is coming down right next to us. 


97 55 50 


cc 


We can't reach you, Jim, you're fading out too much, 



1i 




97 55 51 


C 


Okay, we're at lC-00 feet, Ed. 


97 55 32 


P 


Okay. 


97 55 35 


c 


Now get ready. Remember water. 


97 55 ^ 


p 


I'D. stand "by. Water seal. Let's go down - 


97 55 ^1 


cc 


Oh I Okay. The R & R can is floating by. 


97 55 ^ 


c 


Let's go down now. Okay, you get the Inlet Snorkel 




UP when we hit. 


97 55 ^5 


p 


When we hit. I'm standing by on it. 


97 55 ^ 


c 


Ill Jettison the parachute. 


97 55 5fi 


p 


Get ready for arrival. ■ 


97 55 55 


c 


Roger. We got 3OO feet. 


97 55 56 


p 


300 feet. 


97 55 57 


c 


As John says, how do you got ready for the arrival? 


97 56 00 


cc 


We f Igvire you ought to be toiiching down in about 




20 seconds. 


97 56 02 


c 


Roger, we're indicating 100 feet right now. 


97 56 08 


p 


Pretty good impact. Okay. Jettison the chute. 


97 56 llf 


c 


Chute's gone. 


97 56 15 


p 


Yes, and your inlet snorkel's UP. 


97 56 19 


c 


Okay, let's see if we're leaking. 


97 56 22 


c 


Yes, but are we leaking? That's the big thing. 


Q7 56 2^ 


p 


No, I don't think we're fuming. I don't hear any 




gurgling. 


97 56 28 


p 


Okay. 


Q7 "^Ci 


p 


Whool I smell something, but I don't think it's bad. 




Gee, I feel great! 


97 56 38 


c 


So do I, Ed t That wasn'^t too bad! 


97 56 to 


p 


Yes, buddy. Good showl 


97 56 if3 


c 


Okay, let's finish up the checklist. 


97 56 i^7 


p 


Let ' s clean every switch up in this mother. 


97 56 58 


c 


Gemini Ij-'s on the water, and we're floating fine. 




No leaks. 


97 57 01 


p 


I smell a little of that stuff. 


97 57 02 


c 


Yes. 



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C Oh, are our sea dye markers out? 

C Let's see. You got the Rescue Beacon ON? 

P Yes. I put that on right away. 

C Put it on with the light if they're t:^t close. 

P Okay. 

CC Gemini h, Houston CAP COM. How do you reed? 

P Okay, let's go to HF. 

C Okay. 

P Ye-hoo! 

P Okay, let me give you this one, Jim. 

C Don't you have one over there, really? 

P Yeah, it's packed with garbage on top of it. It 

really stinks in here, doesn't it? Let's go to 0^ 

High Rate, you want to? Get some fresh air? 
P Yes. 

C What's the matter? 0^ High Rate doesn't come on. 

I guess we must have all the lights off 

P Negative, Omnihus. 

P Roger, read you 5 square, Omnibus. 

P Hello, Omnibus Gemini 4. 

CC Gemini h, Houston. 

P You're coming through five square, and you're sound- 
ing great. There's nothing you can do but pull us 
out. 

P Well, what alternatives do we have right now? 

P Roger, can you put the collar on us with the helo? 

P Can you put the collar on us with the helo? 

P Roger. We'd like to come out with the collar and 

with the helo. 
C Listen, we'd better get those. 

CC Gemini k, Houston. You're about kO to 50 miles 
from the aircraft carrier. 

CC Gemini h, this is Omnibus 6k. Your rescue helo is 
,-omlng in to put the collar on for you now. Over. 




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C 


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cc 


98 20 58 


c 


98 21 00 


cc 


98 21 56 


cc 


98 22 00 


C 



Coming now. Roger. Roger. Roger. 

The Peek-a-boo would like to know the condition of 
you two. Are you "both in good shape? 

We're both in excellent shape. That's affirmative. 

Roger 1 Roger! 

Gemini h. The doctors would like to know if you're 
going to retuni in your space suits or not. Over. 

Roger. We'll stay In our space suits for one more 
blood pressure. 



(The astronauts get out of the capsule)