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NASA PROGRAM GEMINI WORKING PAPER NO. 5040 



GEMINI V AIR-TO-GROUND TRANSCRIPTION (U) 



MICROFILMED 



MAR 2 1 1988' 



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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINIST RATI 
MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER '■. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS j 

October 5, 1965 



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NASA PROGRAM GEMINI WORKING PAPER NO. 50^0 



GEMINI V AIR-TO-GROUND TRANSCRIPTION (U) 



Prepared "by: Mission Training Section 



Authorized for Distribution; 




Donald Kf Slayton 
Assistant Director for 
Flight Crew Operations 



NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 

MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER 

HOUSTON, TEXAS 
October 5, 1965 

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CAFE KENNEDY 
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, fc, 3, 2, 1. 





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IGNITION.' 


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LIFT-OFF.* 


00 00 00 02 


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i . . started. 


00 00 00 05 


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We're on our way. 


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Lift-off 13:59:59- Lift-off 13:59:59- 


00 00 00 11 


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Roll Program initiate. 


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Roger on the roll. 


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Plus 10 seconds. 


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Roll program is finished. 


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nn on on pli 

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Pitch initiate. 


no nn on ?6 

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Roger on the pitch. You're looking good. 


on no nn crt 
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Roger. Feels mighty good. Been a long time 
getting hack. 


00 00 00 33 


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Roger. 


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. . . fuel cells . . • 


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Roger. It will he 50 seconds on my mark. 2 


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HARK. 


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. . . away. 


00 00 00 53 


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Roger. 


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Great. 


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... The cahin's sealed off a little high. 


00 00 01 36 


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Roger. 



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00 00 01 37 C Gemini-5 has lost our— 

00 00 01 37 CC 01:1*0. 

00 00 01 ho C --IPS. 

00 00 01 1+2 CC Say again, Gemini-5. 

00 00 01 1+5 C Roger. Lost the IPS fuel gage. Still have the 

APS. 

00 00 01 1+8 CC Roger. You lost the IPS. 

00 00 01 50 C Roger. That's on Stage 2. 

00 00 01 55 CC Roger. You lost IPS on Stage 2. 

00 00 01 59 C Roger. ... lost the IPS on Stage 2. 

00 00 02 10 C Roger. Gemini-5 GO for staging. 

00 00 02 13 CC Roger. 

00 00 02 26 P Q + 25 DCS is in. 

00 00 02 28 CC Roger. 

00 00 02 3^ C Roger, we 've staged. 

00 00 02 36 CC Roger on the stage. 

00 00 02 37 C Roger. 

00 00 02 1+5 C Roger, got it. 

00 00 02 50 C Roger. We have Guidance Initiate. 

00 00 02 58 CC Stage 2 thrust is looking good, Gemini-5. 

00 00 02 60 C Roger. 

00 00 03 12 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Looks like both of your 

guidance systems are working fine. 

00 00 03 17 C Roger. 

00 00 03 25 P ... GO and everything looks good. 

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00 00 03 26 CC Roger on the fairings. 
00 00 03 W P What a beautiful view.* 

00 00 03 50 CC Roger. Everything's looking fine down here now, 

Gemini -5- 



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Rnirar it looks mishty Rood up here. 


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demini-S- vou 're GO down here. 


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Roger, Gemini -5 is GO here. 


00 00 05 02 


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Stand "by for Point 8. 


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Roger. Standing by. 


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Point 8, Gemini-5, Point 8. 


00 00 05 11 


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Roger. Node 3. 


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Gemini-5, this is Houston. You're at Point 8. 


00 00 05 18 


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Roger. We're at Mode 3. Thank you. 


00 00 05 22 


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Gemini-5, Houston here. You've passed through 



Point 8. 

00 00 05 26 C Roger. We're reading you. Are you reading our ... 

00 00 05 33 CC Gemini -5, this is Houston here. How do you read? 

00 00 05 3h C 

00 00 05 1*3 P One, seven. We have a 32 here. 

00 00 05 U6 C ... good. SBC0 ... Houston. 

00 00 05 52 CC Gemini-5, you're GO, you're GO. 

00 00 05 60 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here, do you read? 

00 00 06 03 C Roger, Houston, Gemini-5 reading you loud and clear. 

00 00 06 06 CC Okay, Gemini-5. I*» transmitting in the blind. 

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You have a GO. 

00 00 06 Ik P One, seven. We have the 32 here. 

00 00 06 23 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. How do you read 

on this frequency? 

00 00 06 38 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. How do you read? 

00 00 06 k& C Houston, this is Gemini-5 reading you loud and 

clear. How us? Over. 

00 00 07 01 C Roger, 10 plus 11. Our IVI 's are forward 002, 

right 013, up 002. Everything looks good. 

00 00 07 17 CC Geraini-5, you're 85 by 199. 

00 00 07 k6 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. What UHF set are you on? 

00 00 07 55 P Roger. This is Gemini-5. We're on UHF-2. We had 

a perfect diffusion on our computer 25808. 

00 00 08 05 CC Roger. Understand you're on UHF-2. 

00 00 08 09 P That's affirmative. We'll go hack to UHF No. 1 

and give you a try. 

00 00 08 Ik CC Okay. Why don't you stay on 2 for awhile? 

00 00 08 17 

00 00 08 23 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Why don't you make the 

comm check over Canaries? 

00 00 08 29 P This is Gemini-5. Roger, we'll make the comm check 

on UHF No. 1 over Canaries. 

00 00 08 35 CC Very good. Very good. 

00 00 08 kl P Gemini-5 commencing its first checklist. 

00 00 08 45 CC Roger, Gemini-5. Be advised the ground is reading 

you loud and clear now. 

00 00 09 01 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Your 2-1 time is 

1 plus 27 plus 26. 

00 00 09 15 P Roger. ... of 2-1 is 1 plus 27 plus 26. 

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00 00 09 23 CC Roger. That's 16, not 26. 1 plus 27 plus 16. 

00 00 09 32 P Roger. 1 plus 27 plus 16. 

00 00 09 35 CC Roger. That's affirmative. 

00 00 10 07 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

00 00 10 10 P Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 00 10 13 CC Roger. I'll tell you what. We had to switch your 

real time telemetry to the standby transmitter. 
We're picking up a lot of noise and we'd like to 
have you just leave it that way. 

00 00 10 25 P Okay. Start . . . first stage ... We really had a 

lot of POQO. 

00 00 10 31 CC Roger. Understand you had a lot of POGO. 

00 00 10 3k C Affirmative. We had quite a bit of POQO starting 

at about 2:06. 

00 00 10 38 CC Roger. 2:06. 

CAHARY ISIAHDS 
00 00 15 20 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 
00 00 15 2k C Go ahead, Canary, Gemini-5. 

00 00 15 27 CC Roger. Have a GMT of lift-off for you. One zero 

hours, wait one - 13 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds. 
GMT of lift-off 13:59:59* 

00 00 15 3*f C Roger. 13:59:59« 

00 00 15 kQ CC That's affirmative. We're standing by for your UHP 

communications check. 

00 00 15 55 C Roger. Wait 30 seconds. 

00 00 15 56 CC Roger. 

00 00 16 Ik CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a new 

2-1 time for you. It will be 01 hours 22 minutes 
27 seconds. Do you copy? 

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Roger. We got that. 


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do you read? Over. 


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Roger, Gemlni-5. I read you loud and clear. We're 
biiuwxii^ uiia u your tape recorder, sio-nea no. c, is 
on. Flight Plan calls for it to be off. 


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Roger. We'll get it off momentarily. 




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Roger. 


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Roger, we're showing that the tape recorder is off. 


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Gemini this is Canary CAP COM on HF. Do you 
read? 


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Roger, Canary. Gemini-5 reads you loud and clear 
on HF. How me? 


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Roger. I'm reading you loud and clear on HF. Going 
back to UHF. 


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Gemini-5. 


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Gemini-5, this is Canaries on UHF. We're standing 
by to report on your Control Mode Check. 


00 


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09 


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Roger, this is Gemini-5 on UHF. We haven't gotten 
our Control Mode Check yet. 


00 


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Roger. 


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17 


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We are having the water boiler yawing us off left. 
We're correcting back now. 


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Roger. Understand. 


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Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Would you confirm 



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that you have your main batteries off? 
00 00 21 40 C I'm sorry. Our main batteries are off. 

00 00 21 k2 CC Soger. 

00 00 25 21 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, this is Houston. 

00 00 25 26 C Roger, Houston. Gemini -5- Heading you loud and 

clear. 

00 00 25 30 CC Roger, we're reading you loud and clear also through 

our remote site. Be advised that when you perform 
the hydrogen purge you should get a very small pitch 
down moment applied to the spacecraft. 

00 00 25 k2 C Roger. 

00 00 26 01 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 

00 00 26 09 C Roger, this is Gemini-5, go ahead. 

00 00 26 12 CC Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Be advised 

your apogee bum will be 10 feet per second at 56 
minutes at nominal burn. 

00 00 26 26 C ... over, thank you, 

00 00 26 29 CC Roger. 

00 00 26 33 C Be advised our Control Mode Check is good. Over. 

00 00 26 37 CC Roger. Understand you completed your Control Mode 

Check. 

00 00 26 kl C Roger. We are in Orbit Rate and going to ... Horizon 

Scan. 

00 00 26 50 CC Roger, Roger. 

00 00 26 55 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 00 26 58 CC Go ahead, Gemini-5, Houston. 

00 00 27 01 P Roger. We lifted off with what we thought was a 

little lower OAMS propellent and we're showing them 
at 82 and lifted off with 87. Now do we still have— 



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is that the proper amount? 

00 00 27 14 CC Roger, understand you now have 82$ showing and—say 

again your question. 

00 00 27 20 P well, the question was that it seemed to us that 

we got off with less than we should have. 

00 00 27 25 CC Roger, we'll take a check on that and inform you 

later. 

00 00 27 29 P Thank you. 

00 00 27 30 CC All right. 

00 00 27 kO CC Your new orbit, Gemini-5, is 87 by 188. This is 

prior to your burn. 

00 00 27 50 P Boger, 87 by 188 prior to burn. 

00 00 27 CC Roger. 

00 00 28 25 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. We would like to remind 

you to go to FLOW at 35 on the radiator. 

00 00 28 32 P Roger, FLOW at 35. 

00 00 28 35 CC Roger. 

00 00 36 27 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 
00 00 36 32 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 00 36 3k CC Roger, we're just checking on communications here 

at remote. Se advised, we will have some further 
information for you on your OAMS situation on your 
stateside pass. We want to pick up some more data 
over Carnarvon. 

00 00 36 k$ 

00 00 38 30 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here for another radio 

check. How do you read? 

CAHHAHVOH 

00 00 k9 3h CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you place your 

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Quantity Read Switch to ECS 0 2 ? 
00 00 1*9 kO C Roger - ECS 0 2 . 

00 00 50 18 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. You're GO on the cold IR. 

00 00 50 23 C Roger, understand GO on coM IR. Thank you. 

00 00 50 27 CC What's your status on the cold IR? 

00 00 59 29 C Roger, we're GO up here on our cold IR also. 

00 00 50 32 CC Roger. Would you place your Quantity Read Switch 

to Fuel Cell 02? 

00 00 50 39 C Roger. Going to FC 0 2 now. 

00 00 50 kk CC I'll give you a GET time hack at 52 minutes in about 

1 minute. 

00 00 50 57 C Roger. 

00 00 50 59 CC Be advised you're GO on your radiators. Evaporator 

Switch to NORM. 

00 00 51 05 C Roger. Evaporator Switch to NORM. 

00 00 51 12 CC What's your status for Area 6-U? 

00 00 51 15 C Roger, our status is GO. 

00 00 51 18 CC Roger. 

00 00 51 hi CC Stand by for your time hack in about 10 seconds. 

00 00 51 51 C Roger. 

00 00 51 53 CC Place your Quantity Read Switch to FC H 2 . 

00 00 51 57 CC 3, 2, 1. 

00 00 52 01 CC Hark 52 minutes. 

00 00 52 01 C Roger. My event timer is right on. 

00 00 52 02 CC Roger. 



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00 00 52 06 P Hello, Carnarvon. Gemini -5 here. The Pilot says 

hello to everybody down there. 

00 00 52 12 CC Roger, Pilot. 

00 00 52 21 CC We're calling ground for 6-1*. I'm going to transmit 

your 6-4 Tg time. 

00 00 5 2 26 C Roger. Standing by. 

00 00 52 32 CC Roger. You have it on board. It's in sync. 

00 00 52 35 C Roger. 

00 00 52 42 C Are you finished with the FC H 2 readout? 

00 00 52 1+7 CC Roger. We're through. 

00 00 52 1*9 C Good. 

00 00 53 1*5 CC Gemini-5. Be advised that they're going to change 

the lift-off time to 14:00:00. 

00 00 53 54 C Roger, 14:00:00. 

00 00 53 59 CC Affirmative. 

00 00 54 00 C That do make it easier. 

00 00 54 02 CC That's affirmative. 

00 00 54 11 C You might advise Flight that this new Platform Mode 

is the cat's whiskers for alining the platform. 

00 00 54 18 CC Roger. 

00 00 54 21 CC Flight would like to know how you're coming on the 

equipment uns towage. 

00 00 54 27 C Slow. 

00 00 54 26 CC Roger. 

00 00 54 31 C We're working on it. 

00 00 54 32 P We are right on the Flight Plan. 



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00 00 54 34 CC Roger, Pilot. 

00 00 54 43 P We're all set up for our "burn. Platform alined, 

and we 1 !! "burn at 56. 

00 00 54 48 CC Roger, we are standing by. 

00 00 55 59 CC Starting burn. 

00 00 56 01 CC Gemini-5, you're burning. 

00 00 56 OU P Roger. 

00 00 56 13 P Gemini-5. Stop burn. 

00 00 56 15 CC Roger, Gemini-5* 

00 00 56 kk P Carnarvon, Gemini-5. Be advised that we burned 

9.7 feet forward. 

00 00 56 50 CC Roger, Gemini-5. 9«7- 

00 00 56 54 CC We copy. 

00 00 57 50 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5. Be advised we have the lights 

of a large town passing on our right. I believe 
it is probably Perth. 

00 00 57 57 CC Roger, copy. 

00 00 58 25 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Everything looks real good 

on the ground. We are standing by. 

00 00 58 29 C Roger. 

00 00 58 32 P Roger. Gemini-5 iB powering down the IB at this 

time. 

00 00 58 37 CC Roger, Gemini-5. 

00 01 13 13 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. This is Houston here. 

00 01 13 17 P Roger, this is Gemini-5 reading you loud and clear. 

00 01 13 21 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston here. I am reading you 

weak and a little garbled but readable. I'd like 
to give you a little information about your heater 



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switches. We want you to leave your ECS and Fuel 
Cell, those two switches, heater switches, in AUTO, 
but put your Fuel Cell H 2 Switch to OFF. We want 
you to regulate your fuel cell H 2 pressure on the 
gage to between 220 and 330, and I say again those 
are gage readings - gage readings. That's all. 

00 01 14 17 P Roger, we understand. . . . Fuel Cell H 2 is OFF and 

ECS and Fuel Cell are in AUTO. 

00 01 Ik 27 P Be advised the Fuel Cell H 2 reading is 250. 

00 01 14 38 CC Roger, understand. Be advised, Gemini-5, that on 

your pass across the States you- -we want you to 
make a UHF No. 6 check. 

00 01 Ik 5k P Roger. 

00 01 2k 55 P Okay. This is Gemini-5 on Record here, and the 

GMT time is 15:24:00. Standing by for the first 
pass on Guaymas, and we have the D-2 camera equip- 
ment all uns towed, ready to go. The l6mm camera 
was mounted in time. Our only problem so far is 
equipment stowage. And it looks like we won't get 
our helmets off. You recognize that. This is some- 
thing the guys in "7" are going to have to think 
about. They've got more Junk than we have. How 
are you doing in your footwell, Gordo? 

00 01 25 31 C I have my helmet bag down there with the food in it. 

I have a Hasselblad camera. I have one bag that I 
started collecting garbage, and I've picked up at 
least 10 to 15 washers in here. 

00 01 25 43 P Yes, washers and screws. 

00 01 25 46 C ... stalling, screws. We did have one mishap there 

when the auxiliary receptacle light wouldn't come 
out right and broke on the right side. 

00 01 25 55 P That's right, and let's see, I turned off a circuit 

breaker on the H 2 heater installing the l6mm camera, 
and we didn't catch that until we were trying to use 
the heater. Is that heater coming up now? I 
believe it is, isn't it? 

00 01 26 12 C Yes, it's about 2— 

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00 01 26 Ik P Yes, very slow, very low power heaters, though. 

Okay, we should hear from Guaymas in a minute. 
We 're going to get the 6-K preretro command load 
over the Cape again. You're going to have to give 
them a blood pressure at about 01:36. 

00 01 26 36 C Okay. 

00 01 26 38 P And at that time we want the Platform ORB RATE, 

Attitude Control HORIZON SCAN, and I have to unstow 
and activate the M-l. 

00 01 26 43 C What time are we over Guaymas? 

00 01 26 k6 P We should be getting AOS right now. 01:28:05. 

00 01 26 I48 C Okay. And what's our time with CAL there, the next 

station on? 

00 01 26 55 P I think we 're continuous from there all the way 

through to-- 

00 01 27 05 C Boy, look at all that undercast. Man, we're not 

going to see anything.' 

00 01 27 10 P Yes. Listen- - 

00 01 27 12 C Not here, anyway. 

00 01 27 lk P I notice this cabin pressure keeps sneaking down a 

little bit. I don't know what the reg. pressure is 
going to wind up being. 

00 01 27 19 C Well, let's just watch it. We're okay as long as 

it doesn't get down below 35. 

00 01 27 24 P ECS 02 is on the bottom of the peg. Heater's 

beginning to do something, I think, slowly. This 
looks good. I'm going to put this back on experi- 
ments . 

00 01 27 36 P Hello there. 

00 01 27 38 C&P Hello young lovers wherever you are. 
00 01 27 h3 P Okay. 



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00 01 27 kS C Whoever gets our tape recorder, you're just going 

to have to put up with me. 

00 01 27 kQ P Yes, I'm going to turn the tape recorder off now 

while we're at it. 

GUAYMAS, MEXICO 

00 01 28 09 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

00 ul 28 12 P Hello Guaymas. Gemini-5 here. Read you loud and 

clear. 

00 01 28 15 CC Roger, read you loud and clear. How are you doing? 
00 01 28 17 P Status is GO. 

00 01 28 19 CC Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. 

Stand by for the Pilot's blood pressure. 

00 01 28 2k P Okay. Pilot's blood pressure coming down. 

00 01 28 27 CC Roger. 

00 01 28 1*3 P Coming up - cuff is full-scale. 

00 01 29 03 CC Okay. We got a good blood pressure out of you. 

00 01 29 11 P Okay. We'll give you our status here with regard 

to the REP. We have the D-2 unstowed. We have the 
16mm camera installed and we *re sitting here waiting 
- ready to go. 

00 01 29 23 CC Very good. We will keep the conversation down and 

let you get ready. 

00 01 29 36 CC How about another try at the Pilot's blood pressure. 

It leaked off a little too rapidly on us. 

00 01 29 1+0 P Okay, give you another one. 

00 01 29 h2 CC Roger. 

00 01 29 55 CC Okay. We got cuff full-scale on that blood pres- 
sure. 

00 01 30 Ok CC Have you got your auto heaters on your Fuel Cell 0 2 ? 

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00 01 30 09 P Yes. We have the H 2 heater on. We bled down to 

220, end we are in the process of "bringing it up 
to about 300. 

00 01 30 17 CC Roger. 

00 01 30 19 P And our ECS 0 2 is building slowly and we would just 

as soon turn that heater off. 

00 01 30 28 CC How about the fuel cell O2? 

00 01 30 30 P Fuel cell 0 2 is holding right in the green. 

00 01 30 39 CC We got a good blood pressure from you. 

00 01 30 hi P Roger. 

00 01 31 Ok CC Give me a readout on your fuel cell 0 2 tank pres- 
sure. 

00 01 31 08 P Roger. Fuel cell 02 tank pressure is reading k85. 

00 01 31 16 CC Roger, copy. 

00 01 32 12 CC ECS 02. Roger. 

00 01 32 15 C Say again, Flight? 

00 01 32 17 CC You can turn the ECS 0 2 oft. 

00 01 32 20 C Turn the Auto Heater off, right? 

00 01 32 22 CC That's affirmative. We would like you to turn your 

ECS 02 Auto Heater off at this time. 

00 01 32 26 P Roger, ECS 0 2 Heater is off, and our status then is 

Fuel Cell 0 2 AUTO and Fuel Cell H 2 is in AUTO. 

00 01 32 36 CC Roger, looks like your water bottle has stopped 

burning off, and we are not showing any yaw indica- 
tion down here at all. 

00 01 32 kl P Roger, we're in Horizon Scan and we have stopped 

yawing also. 

00 01 32 1+5 CC Okay. 

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00 01 32 k$ C We stopped yawing at elapsed time of k5 minutes. 
00 01 32 53 CC Roger, very good. 

00 01 32 56 C Our yaw rates when the water boiled was l/2 degree 

per second. 

00 01 33 00 CC Right, got that. 

00 01 33 18 P Hello NASA 903, NASA 903. Gemini-5 here. We read 

you loud and clear. Do you read us? 

00 01 33 32 P Well, we're right on the Flight Plan. We got all 

the gear unstowed and we 're looking real good . . . 
fuel. . . . right down the line . . . 

00 01 33 k7 P You'll have to climb pretty high. 

00 01 3h 10 P I'll bet our flight's more fun than yours. 

00 01 3k 17 C Yes. 

00 01 34 19 P I just changed my mind; space flight's better than 

flying. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS 
00 01 35 20 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. Houston here. 
00 01 35 2k C Roger. 

00 01 35 30 C Roger, it looks like you have a few clouds down 

there. 

00 01 35 k5 P These fuel cells are 4.0, buddy, right down the line. 

00 01 35 50 C Just like advertised. 

00 01 35 5k P We had both Delta-P lights on boost all the way. 

They came on shortly after lift-off and the last 

one, the Section 2 one, went out about 2 minutes 
after insertion. 

00 01 36 12 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. This is Houston. 

00 01 36 15 C Hello Houston. Gemini-5 here. Read you 5 by 5. 

Our status Green. 

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00 01 36 20 CC Roger. Be advised that we'd like to pick up some 

more T/M data on your OAMS. We'll get this over ; 
this pass and over Carnarvon and then update you 
on a reading for the REP mission on the next pass 
across the States. 

00 01 36 37 C This is Gemini- 5. 

00 01 36 kl CC We'd also like to advise you after you've put out 

the REP and you want to turn around to look at it, 
do it slowly so that you don't put any unwanted 
Delta V in with the attitude thrusters. 

00 01 36 56 C Roger. 

00 01 36 59 P Hey Houston, Gemini -5, Did you hear us in contact 

with the back-up? 

00 01 37 6k CC Go ahead Gemini -5, Houston here. Say again. 

00 01 37 07 P I say we were in contact with KASA 903 and 902 in 

flight over Mexico. Did you hear us? 

00 01 37 13 CC Roger, I did. That's pretty good. 

00 01 37 51 CC Roger, Geminl-5- This is Galveston in to you. 

00 01 37 55 CC Very good. Gemini -5, Houston here. Could you read 

us out your OAMS Propellant Quantity please? 

00 01 38 02 C Roger. OAMS Propellant Quantity is J&f, and it's 

been that since after our apogee burn. Over. 

00 01 38 11 CC Roger. Understand it's been 78% since apogee burn. 

00 01 38 Ik C Affimative. 

00 01 38 33 C Who's playing the music? 

00 01 38 36 CC It's not down here. 

00 01 38 38 C We're getting some music on UHF. 

00 01 38 ko P Sounds good. 

00 01 38 k9 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. We're standing by for a 

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00 01 38 55 C Roger. Coining to you momentarily. 
00 01 38 57 CC Okay. 

00 01 39 38 C Houston, Gemini-5. We had quite a display when we 

Jettisoned the doors on the geometric experiment. 
I don't know what all the debris was, but it looked 
like a snow storm. 

00 01 39 51 CC Roger. Remember what I told you about those sunsets, 

00 01 39 5 1 * C Yes, we're looking forward to that. 

00 01 1+0 08 C 903, Gemini-5. See you guys in 8 days. 

BERMUDA 

00 01 in 10 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. We still haven't 

received the Command Pilot blood pressure. 

00 01 1+1 15 P He was having a little trouble getting it in. He's 

got it in now and he's pumping it up. 

00 01 1+1 21 CC Okay, very good. 

00 01 kl 2k C It ought to read plenty high, because I 've been 

working. 

00 01 1+1 28 CC Roger. That's one of the toughest jobs of the 

flight. 

00 01 1*1 55 CC We 've gotten a good blood pressure from you. 

00 01 1+1 59 c Roger. I'll give you another one right after a 

rest cycle. 

00 01 1+2 01+ CC It 's okay down here. 

00 01 1+2 06 C All right. 

00 01 1+3 09 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 01 1+3 13 CC Go ahead Gemini-5. This is Houston. 

00 01 1+3 15 P Roger. I activated the M-l Experiment at 1 hour 

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00 01 1*3 26 CC Roger. Understand you activated the M-l at 1 plus 

1+0. 

00 01 1*3 31 P Affirmative. 

00 01 1*3 3l* CC How does it feel? 

00 01 1*3 36 P Fine. 

00 01 1*5 08 CC Gemini -5, this is Houston. 

00 01 1*5 12 P Go ahead Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 01 1*5 15 CC Roger. Do you have your radar up on Standby yet? 

00 01 1*5 18 C Negative, not yet. 

00 01 1*5 22 CC Okay, it was supposed to come up about 1:30. 

00 01 1*5 1*8 C Okay, with the radar in Standby, the . . . range rate, 

in range, oscillated back and forth from full-scale 
to full-scale two or three times, and then it 
settled down on zero. 

00 01 1*8 56 C Comment for the tape as far as the windows are 

concerned. Before the launch the right-hand window 
was completely frosted over with a lot of moisture 
in between the layers, which cleared when we got 
out in the sunlight. Cleared up fairly well. The 
left window was very clear at that time. At the 
present time, 1 hour and 50 minutes — 

00 01 49 19 P I'm going to purge. 

00 01 1*9 21 C --my window on the left side here has some slight 

gray matter, just a few light little streaks, 
which occurred when we jettisoned fairings. The 
top right-hand side of my window has some frosting 
which appears to be on the inside of the outside 
pane of glass. 

CANARY ISIAHDS 

00 01 1*9 1*8 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 

00 01 1*9 52 C Go ahead Canary. Gemini-5. 



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00 01 k9 53 CC Roger. Would like you to confirm that your radar 

is in Standby. 

00 01 k9 59 C Roger. Radar is in Standby and we are presently 

purging the fuel cells. 

00 01 50 0k CC Roger. 

00 01 50 Ik CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. I'll give you a 

time hack at 1 hour and 51 minutes. That's 1 hour, 
51 minutes. ' 

00 01 50 25 C All right. 

00 01 50 1*3 P Comment for the tape. While purging the fuel cell, 

the No. 2 fuel cell Delta P light did not come on 
during- - 

00 01 50 50 CC Stand by for your time hack. 
00 01 50 52 C Roger. Standing by. 

00 01 50 55 CC 3, 2, 1. 
00 01 50 58 CC MARK. 

00 01 51 00 C Roger. That was 1 hour and 51 minutes. Is that 

affirm? 

00 01 51 03 CC That is affirmative. 
00 01 51 Ok C Roger. 

00 01 51 05 P Tell them we 're purging the fuel cells right now. 

00 01 51 17 P I can't get hold of this thing. This is going to 

be a pain in the rear, boy.' 

00 01 51 2k CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. My "T" was off 

here on the ground. I'd like to give you another 
time hack at 1 hour and 52 minutes. 

00 01 51 35 c Roger. Standing by for your time hack. 

00 01 51 55 C We 're over Africa again. 

00 01 51 57 CC 3, 2, 1. 

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00 01 52 00 CC MARK. 

00 01 52 02 C Roger. 1:52. 

00 01 52 Ok CC Roger. 

00 01 52 05 P ... this spacecraft clock over here is running 

about 2 seconds fast. 

00 01 52 09 C Mine 's about a quarter of a second fast here. 

00 01 52 29 P Boy, I'll tell you, this is really going to be a 

pain in the rear* 

00 01 52 33 C How are you doing there, Big Daddy? 

00 01 52 36 P I'm going to have to invent some way to hold this 

switch up here. It's another comment for the tape. 
These fuel cell purge switches should be ON -OFF and 
not momentary. About to break my finger off. 

00 01 52 50 C You want the tape left on? 

00 01 52 53 P No, we'll turn it off. Let's turn it back on for 

REP ejection, though. 

00 01 53 46 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have an 

indication here on the ground that Fuel Cell H2 
Quantity Read is on. 

00 01 53 56 C Affirmative, we're watching it. 

00 01 53 58 CC Roger. 

00 01 54 08 C We're turning the Fuel Cell Hg Heater out of 

AUTOMATIC to OFF, and we 're turning the Marker 
Switch off now. 

00 01 54 56 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Be advised that 

all three accelerometer readings are GO. 

00 01 55 03 P Roger. Thank you. 

00 01 55 3h C Roger. Fuel cell purge is complete. Draw filters 

off. 

00 01 55 38 CC Roger. 

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00 02 13 43 C Record on? Let's put it on. 

00 02 13 1+5 p Yes, okay. Let's see; we got the REP out at about 

15 seconds late. And we're back on ... at k feet 
a second on our radar. The biggest problem we have 
right now is apparently my address 69 does not read. 
Aw, darn it.' It's reading 80.9. It keeps insisting 
on reading 80.9. 

00 02 lk ok C I'm reading— 

00 02 Ik 07 P 8.09 I mean. 

00 02 Ik 09 C 2200 feet out. 

00 02 11+ 12 P Are you? Well, I 'm going to get the recorder on. 

You boresighted onto it? 

00 02 Ik lk C Pretty well. 

00 02 lk 16 P Okay, recorder is on. And I'm showing an IR reading 

here of about k20 and we got it on at 16:15:00. I 
don't know whether we're getting anything worthwhile 
or not. Oh, I know what I did wrong. 

00 02 15 Ok C Remember Emil Streuhalling. 

00 02 15 07 P Yes. 

00 02 15 21 P There we go. Now, look at him. What's our distance? 

00 02 15 31 C Distance is about 2500 feet. 

00 02 15 45 P We've put you out at 02:07:15. 

00 02 16 16 P You're still getting a signal, aren't you? Yes. 

00 02 16 19 C Yes. 

00 02 16 2k P Okay, CATCH UP, ORB RATE, PULSE, radar ON, address 

25 . I know what my big trouble is ; I know I 'm 
reading radar range too. Now it's going to read. 
Yes sir.' Yes sir,' Wasn't in CATCH UP. 



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trying to get everything into the first orbit and 
a half. 

00 02 17 02 P Okay. What does your Delta V read? 

00 02 17 09 C It's reading k feet l--yes, 3-l/ 2 feet P er second, 

right now, k, bouncing between 3-1/2 and k. Are 
we getting any readings on that OAMS on the-- 

00 02 17 26 P Yes. Look* It's reading high. 1 It's reading 260.' 

00 02 17 31 C Hey, that's great, great.' 

00 02 17 32 P You were centered right on it. 

00 02 17 36 C Yes, I try. 

00 02 17 38 P After h minutes of measurements- -They just want you 

to keep drifting out here until we don't read any 
more. And we can do that for 20 minutes. He's 
flashing away just as easy as he can, isn't he? 

00 02 17 52 C Yes. 

00 02 16 02 P Now. I want you to look at those star backgrounds. 

See if you get the idea of nulling on him. My 
lights too bright? 

00 02 18 1^4- C No, yours don't bother me. 

00 02 lS 16 P Okay, we're at 3,000 feet. 

00 02 18 2k C My reticle's too bright. 

00 02 18 36 P Put the radar right on him and let me get an 

address 59 reading. 

00 02 19 12 C Right on. 

00 02 19 19 P 11^.7 and a 58 just for drill; minus 80 is what 

we're going for. Okay. 69, that's correct. 
Understand we're still getting a steady reading 
on the gage. 

00 02 19 kQ C Suppose it ought to peak more than that? 

00 02 19 50 P Well, I don't really know. 

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00 02 19 52 C I'm going to drag it through him a little bit here. 

Watch the gage and see if It-- 

00 02 20 00 P Yes. 

00 02 20 00 C --changes now. 

00 02 20 02 P It's dropping down a little bit. Looks like we're 

going- -you lost him? 

00 02 20 07 C No, I'm just coming right to him exactly right now. 

Right on him. Now I'm off to the right. What did 
it do on him? 

00 02 20 26 P Oh, it's Just dropping slowly, 2^0. 

00 02 20 1+0 C Yes, I'll come back on him now. 

00 02 20 58 P Well, I'll tell you, we're really smoking away from 

him. 

00 02 20 55 C Yes, he's at 3300 feet. 

00 02 20 57 P Yes, but we ought to slow down. What's your range 

rate now? 

00 02 21 00 C About 3. 

00 02 21 02 P Yes, well we're slowing down a little then. 

00 02 21 12 P You notice we haven't changed much on that star 

background either. 

00 02 21 14 C No. 

00 02 21 16 P Listen, I'm serious. We want to be darn careful he 

doesn't run into us. This thing is smoking straight 
out of there, you know that? 

00 02 21 2k C Yes. 

00 02 21 26 P Look at the ... ball. Now there's enough clearance, 

but I'll bet he goes by pretty close. 

00 02 21 36 P Okay, he's about 3600 feet; a little bit better than 

that, 3720. Range rates have started dropping off 
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00 02 23 52 P Let me see that go to 300 now. 

00 02 2k 00 C Okay, it was reading about 260, right? 

00 02 2k Ok P Yes, put the radar on it; we're not getting- 

00 02 2k 05 C Okay, get back on him. 

00 02 2k lk P Okay. 

00 02 2k 19 C It seems unusual to have something out there to 

look at. 

00 02 2k 21 P Okay, we're at 70-4200 feet right now. 

00 02 2k 26 C 2 feet per second is R-dot. 

00 02 2k 28 P Okay. Well, we 're going to get pretty close to- 

00 02 2k 38 C Still got 98 OAMS? 

00 02 2k kO P Yes, tell you what I'm going to do. You look at 

black sky for k minutes. 

00 02 2k k3 C Just a minute. I T m right on him right now. 

00 02 2k 50 P Okay. It 's still reading-well, we 're going to 

start coming back in. 

00 02 25 00 C Okay, but if I do for k minutes, though- 

00 02 25 02 P Maybe he wants a black sky measurement for k minutes 

right next to him. 

00 02 25 07 C Oh, okay. 

00 02 25 09 P That's right next to him. 

00 02 25 10 C All right. 

00 02 25 14 P You're right on him now. There he is. He's 

beginning to drift quite a bit, isn't he? Beginning 
to drift aft and up. 

00 02 25 2k C Little bit. 

00 02 25 26 P Ye S , he's drifted out of the star pattern too. 

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00 02 25 31 P The thing that's bothering--I still hope that plat- 

form was alined. 

00 02 25 to C I do too. 

00 02 25 HQ F Boy, there's no doubt about it, he's right out there. 

I should save the tape. 

00 02 28 00 C Yes. Reticle has too much shine on the glass on it; 

I get quite a lot of reflection from both the reti- 
cle itself and any lights around the cockpit area. 

00 02 28 12 P Okay. What's your range rate? You ought to start 

to go to zero pretty soon. 

00 02 28 16 C Yes. 

CARNARVON 

00 02 30 02 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 
00 02 30 05 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. 

00 02 30 06 CC Roger, request you place your Fuel Cell 0 2 Heater on. 
00 02 30 13 C Roger, it's been in AUTO all along. 

00 02 30 18 CC Roger. 

00 02 30 22 CC Standing by for your readouts on the Delta V sta- 
tion. 

00 02 30 28 C We don't have any yet. 

00 02 30 32 CC Roger. 

00 02 30 37 CC Is the REP out? 

00 02 30 38 C That's affirmative. 

00 02 31 12 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5, the preliminary look, it's 

still drifting in a little bit, looks like it got 
about 5-8 feet. 

00 02 31 20 CC Roger, counting, counted 5.8. 

00 02 31 22 P And if you'll wait one second I'll get you a hack 

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00 02 31 28 CC Roger. 

00 02 32 57 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. We've got less than a minute 

to LOS. 

00 02 33 02 P Roger, at 02 plus 32 plus 30; 58 read minus 63.8; 

59 read 01398; and the mileage was OOO89. 

00 02 33 25 CC Roger, I copy. Do you have the Delta lead solution 

yet? 

00 02 33 30 P No, it's still drifting away from us and I'm looking 

at about 6 feet right now. 

00 02 33 37 CC Roger. 

00 02 33 k2 CC Gemini -5, be advised this Fuel Cell 0 2 Heater to 

go to the ON position. 

00 02 33 ^8 CC I understand you're in AUTO. 

00 02 33 50 P It's to go ON at this time? 

00 02 33 51 CC Roger. 

00 02 33 54 C We have had this Heater Switch in the AUTO position 

and we *re now going to the Manual ON. Over. 

00 02 33 59 CC Affirmative. 

00 02 47 14 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 
00 02 k7 36 C Gemini-5, can you read? 

00 02 h7 39 CC Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston. We're reading 

you weak and a little garbled. We'd like to have 
you check your Fuel Cell Og-Hg Heater circuit 
breaker please. 

00 02 k7 56 C This is Gemini-5. Be advised we have checked that 

further ... we ... continuity . . . and we have on the 
O2 Fuel Cell Heater, I can get no increase on amper- 
age when I go to Manual 0 2 Fuel Cell Heater nor do 
I get any reading in amperage when I go to AUTO and 
the H2 heater works perfectly. Over. 

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garbled but I think you said that you do not get any 
increase in amperage when you turn your Fuel Cell 
O2 Heater ON or to AUTO. Is that correct? 

00 02 k& k6 C That is affirmative, that is affirmative. We have 

decided to power down the radar and we're in the 
process of powering down the spacecraft. Our fuel 
cell oxygen pickup is 170 and falling. 

00 02 k9 06 CC Roger, we understand, understand. 

00 02 49 16 C ... You guys think about it for awhile and we '11 

power down. 

00 02 49 25 CC Roger, understand you're going to power down and 

think about it for awhile. 

00 02 k9 31 CC Gemini- 5, can you get any increase on your amperage 

when you go to H2 Heater? 

00 02 k9 39 C When I go to H2 Heater, I get a short of amperage 

on the gage. It shows that the H2 Heater is working, 
and the O2 Heater is not working. 

00 02 49 52 CC Gemini-5, Roger, Roger, understand. 

HAWAII 

00 02 52 15 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

00 02 52 17 C Hello there Hawaii, Gemini-5 here. 

00 02 52 20 CC Roger, what's your Fuel Cell Og tank pressure 

reading now? 

00 02 52 23 P Pressure is 160 and falling. 

00 02 52 29 CC Roger. 

00 02 52 k3 P Hey Hawaii, Gemini-5. Let me give you a status 

on how this came about. For the whole flight we've 
had the Fuel Cell O2 is AUTO. We did notice the 
pressure falling prior to Carnarvon, and I held the 
manual heat for a little while, but we were in the 
process of getting the REP out and I though that 
would take care of it and stopped looking at it, 
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we noticed that we hadn't gotten any heat back; 
so I made a careful check of the circuit breaker, 
which was closed. I then checked that the fuel cell 
hydrogen AUTO and Manual would give an indication on 
the main bus amp, which it did, and the Fuel Cell 
AUTO and Fuel Cell Manual showed no rise in amperage 
whatsoever, and the conclusion that we've drawn is 
that we 've lost the heater. 

00 02 53 37 CC Roger. 

00 02 5^ 26 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii. 

00 02 5k 29 P Go. 

00 02 30 CC Okay, we'd like for you to keep a close look on 

that. We're going to let it go for now and let it 
stabilize, we hope it stabilizes out. Okay? 

00 02 5^ 38 P All right, now what would you like us to do about 

the REP? 

00 02 54 k3 P Stand by one. 

00 02 55 13 CC There's not much we can do about it right; we'd like 

to just take a look at it, Pete. 

00 02 55 19 P Okay, it drifted behind us. It went out fairly well 

and then it started a fairly rapid trip behind us 
and we never did come very close to it. 

00 02 55 32 CC Roger. 

00 02 55 36 CC Have you done any maneuvering at all? 

00 02 55 38 P No, we haven't touched anything in that way. 

00 02 55 If 2 CC Roger. 

00 02 55 kk P We were right on the Flight Plan up until 2;J+5 or 

so , 

00 02 55 50 CC Roger. 

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GUAYMAS 

00 03 02 08 C Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 03 02 32 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Go ahead. 

00 03 02 36 P Roger, we just wanted to establish contact. Be 

advised that the pressure is now 150 and falling 
slowly. 

00 03 02 k7 CC Roger, 150 and falling slowly. 

00 03 02 51 P That 's affirmative, and our hydrogen pressure went 

down to 220 and we set hack into Auto Heater and 
that circuit's working and it's filled it hack up. 

00 03 03 3^ CC Roger. 

00 03 03 07 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

00 03 03 10 C Guaymas, Gemini-5. Read you loud and clear. 

00 03 03 13 CC Roger. 

00 03 03 15 CC Give me a readout on your Fuel Cell 02- 

00 03 03 18 C Roger, the quantity is 97$ and the pressure is 150. 

00 03 03 29 CC Roger, CAP COM. 

00 03 03 3^ CC We're reading your tank pressure on the ground at 

190. 

00 03 03 39 C I understand you are reading it at 190. 

00 03 03 hi CC That's affirmative. 

00 03 03 k3 C Okay. We've rested in the AUTO Heater position even 

though I can't define any change in amperage on the 
main bus . 

00 03 03 52 CC We copied. That's okay. 

00 03 03 56 C ... manual position and see if you can tell me if 

we are getting any rise. 

00 03 Ok 00 CC Makes no difference. 

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00 03 Ok 02 CC Okay, let's go to Manual on my mark. 3, 2, 1, 

MARK, 

00 03 Ok 05 C Roger, we're on Manual. 

00 03 Ok Ik CC No, we got no change here at all on the ground. 

Let's go back to AUTO. 

00 03 OU 17 C Changing back to AUTO. 

00 03 04 20 CC Other than that you're looking pretty good. 

00 03 Ok 2k C Okay. 

00 03 Ok 29 CC You've got your computer shut down, haven't you? 

00 03 Ok 31 C Roger, we went through a large count down here; 

we're pulling about 22 amps, we have the computer 
off, the platform is powered down, the radar is 
off, the FDI's are off. 

00 03 Ok k2 CC Roger. 

00 03 05 k6 CC How does that Og look now, how does that O2 look 

now, up there? 

00 03 05 kl P It's still falling; it's down to around lifO now, 

1^2. 

00 03 05 53 CC Roger. 

00 03 07 57 CC How does it look now, Pete? 

00 03 08 00 P ... seems to be hanging right there at ±k0. 

00 03 08 07 CC Okay, they will be picking you up there over the 

Houston network here shortly. Keep a close watch 
on it; they'll be good readings from you. 

00 03 08 Ik P Okay. 

PT. ARGUE LLO 

00 03 09 30 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. 
00 03 09 31 P Roger, Houston, Gemini-5 here. 



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00 03 09 35 CC Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. On T/M it 

looks like the actual pressure may be leveling off 
around lBO or so. Does it look like that on your 
gages? 

00 03 09 k3 P Okay. 

00 03 09 k3 C Comment on the aline problem we had. 

00 03 09 hk P What's your range rate? 

00 03 09 k5 C To a foot and a half. 

00 03 09 46 P Man, he ought to stop now. Oh, he did. 

00 03 09 50 P It's holding around ikQ now, Jim. 

00 03 09 54 CC Okay, that's on your scale but the actual pressure 

is right around 180. 

00 03 09 58 P I see. Okay, did you get the information on what 

we have done and have not done on the Flight Plan? 

00 03 10 12 CC Understand, We understand that you powered down and 

we're not doing the REP mission any longer. 

00 03 10 19 P That's affirmative. This gage is falling all on 

out the bottom and we decided that we were going to 
have to reenter pretty shortly if we lost all of 
that oxygen, or power down. 

00 03 10 31 CC Roger, Roger, we understand, we agree. 

00 03 10 3h P Okay, if it stabilizes there from I guess some 

heat leakage to it, does it look like we have a 
chance to power back up and pick up the REP flight 
plan? 

00 03 10 50 CC It looks like we might be able to do that. And 

we're working on another flight plan for you to 
take care of that possibility. 

00 03 10 57 P Thanks, Joe. We're enjoying our short vacation 

from the Flight Plan right now. We're ready to 
go with anything you ask. 

00 03 11 11 CC Gemini-5, Houston. I didn't read that. Say 

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again, please? 

00 03 11 16 P This is Gemini -5- I just said we are enjoying our 

vacation from the Flight Plan right now and standing 
by. 

00 03 11 25 CC Roger, Roger. 

00 03 11 29 P Oh, I see the Cape down there. 

00 03 11 12 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here again. You might 

try orienting the adapter so that the sun is shining 
on it and it might increase your heat leak. 

CORPUS CHRISTI 

00 03 12 03 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. 

00 03 12 05 P Go ahead, Houston. 

00 03 12 07 CC You might try orienting the adapter towards the 

sun, so that we can get whatever heat we can into 
the tank. 

00 03 12 lk P Okay. 

00 03 13 31 C Time— 

00 03 13 32 P Yes, the time— 

00 03 13 3^ C 3:13:30. 

00 03 13 35 P Oh, I got two ship wakes in sight, just as pretty 

as can he, down there right off the Cape. 

00 03 13 37 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

00 03 13 39 C Go ahead, Houston. 

00 03 13 kl CC We would like to have you proceed along in this 

particular configuration; as you get the Delta-P 
lights we would like to have you powered down to 
the minimum ECS condition. 

00 03 13 5k C Roger. 

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Yon ml crVit - nnt vrtnr T/M n toVtpo tn PfiMMANT) 

way we'll save power there, and your beacons to 


00 03 




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ies , one adapter Deacon you want 10 go to iajnhiuuj, 
is that correct? 


00 03 


15 


02 


cc 


Roger. 


00 03 


15 


04 


p 


Okay. The telemetry and the beacon are in COMMAND. 


UU Uj 




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laaDA you. 


00 03 


15 


1U 


P 


Did you just send us a load? 


00 03 


15 


19 


CC 


We just sent a Tx, a Tx> no DCS load. 


00 03 


15 




P 


Okay. 


00 03 


15 


32 


cc 


Gemini -5 , Houston again. Did you cycle your circuit 
breakers by chance? 


00 03 


15 


37 


p 


That's affirmative. We cycled them a couple of 
times. 


00 03 


15 


in 


cc 


Okay. 


00 03 


15 


52 


c 


And here we are, pointed straight down. 


00 03 


16 


02 


p 


Boy, some of those clouds are pretty high, aren't 
they? 


00 03 


16 


0U 


c 


Yes. 


00 03 


16 


09 


p 


Of course we're at a low point now; we're at 87 
miles. 



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rOKIFinFKITI A 1 


00 03 


16 10 


C 


Yes. 


00 03 


16 16 


P 


Wonder if we can see the REP back there somewhere. 


00 03 


16 18 


c 


Huh.' 


00 03 


16 21 


p 


Hey, did you feel any move in the spacecraft? 


00 03 


16 23 


c 


Uh-huh. 


oo 03 


16 26 


p 


Did I do it? 


00 03 


16 26 


c 


Yes. Yes, it does, it moves a little bit. 


00 03 


16 30 


p 


Horn. 


oo 03 


16 35 


p 


You want to record all these pictures? You are, 
huh? 


00 03 


16 ko 


c 


Yes. 


00 03 


16 ia 


p 


Good. 


00 03 


16 k2 


C 


3: 16. 


00 03 


16 k5 


P 


I'll bring them up in a lot later. 


00 03 


16 57 


P 


Aha.' 


oo 03 


17 09 


CC 


Gemini -5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 


00 03 


17 12 


P 


Go ahead, Houston. 


00 03 


17 Ik 


CC 


On the ground T/M it looks like the pressure is 
stabilized at 170 and it's held that way for about 
5 minutes now. 


00 03 


17 22 


P 


Okay. We *re showing about 130 in here. 


00 03 


17 37 


CC 


Roger, Roger. 


00 03 


17 ^5 


c 


What odd clouds there. 


00 03 


20 05 


CC 


• • • 


oo 03 


20 16 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 



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00 03 20 26 P Go ahead, Houston. Gemini -5. We can barely read 

you. 

00 03 20 31 CC Gemini- 5, Houston here. Were your azimuth and 

elevation indications off, your radar operating 
properly? 

00 03 20 38 P Affirmative. 

00 03 20 1*0 CC Roger. 

00 03 20 55 CC Roger. 

00 03 20 58 P This is Gemini -5-- 

CARNABVOH 

00 03 21 51 CC Carnarvon, counting 12 on level Devil Fox 1. 

00 03 21 53 

00 03 21 55 CC Very good, you stand by with UHF please. 
00 03 21 58 P Okay. Roger. 

CANTON 

00 03 29 30 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. 
00 03 29 39 P . . . F 1050. 

00 03 29 42 CC Roger, Gemini-5 > Houston here. What is your pres- 
sure reading now? 

00 03 29 k9 P It seems to be holding about 125, 120. 

00 03 29 55 CC Roger, it f s holding at 120 to 125. 

00 03 29 59 P Affirmative. 

00 03 30 02 CC Gemini-5, if you can recall, how much time did you 

get on your experiment recorder? 

00 03 30 07 P Wait one, 1*11 have to look it up ... 

00 03 30 12 CC Okay, if you've got time, fine; if not, forget it. 



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00 03 30 40 P we get 17 minutes on the recorder. 

00 03 30 43 CC I didn't get that, Gemini-5. 
00 03 30 47 P 17 minutes. 

00 03 30 1*9 CC Roger, "be advised that it looks like the pressure 

drop is tapering off. Let's just hope that it 
holds here about 150 or so, which is what the actual 
pressure is. 

00 03 31 02 P Okay. 

00 03 31 04 CC It looks like the rate of decrease is decreasing. 
00 03 31 07 P 

00 03 31 30 CC Gemini-5, Houston again. Be advised that we have 

launched the aircraft into the recovery area. We 
hope that we don't have to use them, hut it will be 
a good exercise; and if we do need them, they will 
be there for you. 

00 03 31 46 P Which recovery area did you say? 

00 03 31 49 CC Into Recovery Area 4, around Hawaii. 

00 03 31 53 P A-okay. 

00 03 32 03 P This is Gemini-5. Do you read? 

00 03 32 04 CC Roger, we read you. 
00 03 32 12 

00 03 32 17 CC Gemini-5, Houston. You were broken up and unread- 
able. 

00 03 32 23 P The pressure is still dropping. It is about 105. 

00 03 32 31 CC Roger, understand it's still dropping and it's 145. 

00 03 33 15 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We have about two more minutes 

on this pass and we '11 just stand by in case you 
need anything. 



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TAHAHARIVK 

00 03 1*5 35 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, this ia Houston here. Do you 

read? 

00 03 46 03 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. Gemini-5, 

Houston. Do you read? 

00 03 46 13 P Roger. 

00 03 46 IS CC Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. What is 

your Og pressure reading now? 

00 03 46 29 P It's about 95 pounds. 

00 03 46 34 CC Roger, understand 95. We would like to have you 

power down to a m " m power configuration with 
your UHF, your receiver on 2 coolant pumps, 1 suit 
fan and the DC-DC converter. We would like to have 
you turn all other equipment off. 

00 03 47 02 C Roger. 

00 03 47 19 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5 , Houston here. How is your 

fuel cell Og quantity? 

CARNARVON 

00 04 01 07 CC Gemini-5 j Carnarvon. Have you had any Delta-P 

lights? 

00 04 01 11 C Gemini-5, negative. 

00 04 01 13 CC Roger. What's your onboard reading of the O2 fuel 

cell O2 quantity? 

00 04 01 29 C It 's between 85 and 90 psia. Roger, we 're getting 

between 85 and 90 psi. 

00 04 01 32 CC Roger. 

00 04 01 45 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon, say again quantity, fuel cell 

02. 

00 04 02 26 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Would you place your T/M 

Switch to COMMARD position. 



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00 ok 


02 


30 


c 


Roger, to COMMAND. 


00 ok 


03 


02 


cc 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon. Would you go back to UHF 
Receive . 


00 ok 


03 


07 


c 


Roger. 


00 ok 


03 


20 


cc 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon. Flight advises that we may be 
lucky, just stand by; we require no acknowledgement 
of this transmission. We're standing by. 

HAWAII 


00 ok 


25 


**7 


cc 


Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. Place your T/M Switch 
to REAL TIME and ACQ- AID, and bring up your UHF 
transmitter. 


00 ok 


26 


37 


cc 


Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


00 ok 


26 


ko 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii. 


00 04 


26 


k2 


cc 


Roger, would you place your 0AMS Heater circuit 
breaker to OFF. 


00 04 


26 


k6 


c 


Roger, 0AMS Heater circuit breaker off. 


00 ok 


26 


±9 


cc 


Roger. Would you give me a fuel cell O2 quantity 
readout, please? 


00 ok 


26 


52 


c 


Roger. Fuel cell O2 quantity is reading about 65 
quantity, 96$. 


00 ok 


27 


03 


cc 


Roger, what about tank pressure? 


00 ok 


27 


05 


c 


65 psia. 


00 Olf 


27 


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cc 


Roger. 


00 ok 


27 


09 


c 


Power down. 


oo 04 


27 


12 


cc 


Gemini -5, Hawaii, you can power back down. 


00 ok 


27 


15 


c 


Roger. 


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27 


47 


cc 


Gemini-5, Hawaii. The Cape advises that they'd 



like to perform the same tests we just performed, 
they'll do it over Canaveral. There's no requirement 



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for you to acknowledge this contact. 
TEXAS 

00 Ok kO 44 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. Please 

bring your DCS receiver back up. Do not bother 
acknowledging. 

00 Ok 44 33 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Would 

you bring up your UHF transmitter please. 

00 Ok 45 09 C Roger, go ahead, this is Gemini-5. 

00 Ok 1+5 11 CC Roger, stand by here a minute. 

00 Ok 45 IB CC Gemini-5, we would like to have you verify that 

you turned the O2 Heater circuit breaker off. 

00 Ok 45 36 C No, I have the Hg and O2 Heater circuit breaker 

on. Do you want it off? 

00 Ok 45 38 CC Okay, have you turned the switch off? 

00 Ok 45 kO C Okay, the switches are all off, they're all in OFF. 

00 04 45 43 CC Okay, they're all in OFF, What is your pressure 

reading right now? 

00 04 45 50 C It's 60 pounds. 

00 04 46 03 CC Roger, understand 60. Gemini-5, you can put your 

transmitter back to Standby. 

00 04 49 12 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Will you turn DCS 

circuit breaker back on now, please. 

00 04 49 43 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. We'd 

like to have you take and place the Tape Play-Back 
Switch to RESIT momentarily, and then back to 
COMMAND. Okay, very good. You can place your DCS 
circuit breaker back off again. 

00 04 52 23 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston again trans- 
mitting to you in the blind. We would like to have 
you turn the power switch OFF on Section 2. I say 
again, turn off the power switch on Section 2. 
Turn off Pump A on the secondary coolant loop. 



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I say again, turn off Pump A on the secondary 
coolant loop. 

00 Ok 52 59 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. I'm trans- 
mitting in the "blind again. We would like to have 
you turn off the power switch on Section 2 and turn 
off Pump A on the secondary coolant loop. 

00 05 07 01 P Okay, we have the HEP in sight and the time— 

00 05 07 03 C 5 hours and 8 minutes. 

00 05 07 06 P Yes, it's 19:09:10 ... twinkling away merrily below 

us. Going in the same direction. ... 

00 05 07 20 C What would you estimate? Several miles below us. 

right? 

00 05 07 22 P Oh, I don't think he's too bad. Two to four miles? 

00 05 07 30 C Yes, something like that. 

00 05 07 32 P Out in front of us and moving faster. You're on 

tape. 

TANANARIVE 

00 05 22 17 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston CAP COM trans- 
mitting in the blind. If you have had a significant 
pressure rise on your Fuel Cell 0 2 , bring up your 
UHF transmitter and keep us informed. If not, we'll 
call you over Carnarvon. Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this 
is Houston CAP COM transmitting in the blind. If 
you have had a significant pressure rise on Fuel 
Cel1 °2 pressure, bring up your UHF transmitter 
and please advise us. If not, we will call you 
over Carnarvon. Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP 
COM, I would like to reiterate that Section 2 power 
switch should be off. Section 2 power switch should 
be off. The secondary coolant loop should be off. 
Secondary coolant loop should be off. Houston here 
standing by. 

00 05 31 17 C Okay, what's the time? 

00 05 31 20 P Time is 19:30:32. 



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00 05 31 22 C 19:30:32. Just observed two mlcrometeorites 

reentering below us. We're pointed SEF and are 
just looting at the Pleiades right now. 

00 05 33 58 P The time is 19r34:15 and the HEP is right smack 

out in front of us on the horizon. We *re trying 
to establish our position here. He's not lower 
than 3-4000 feetj matter of fact he's pretty darn 
close. Do you think he might hit us? 

00 05 34 25 C No. 

00 05 34 27 P He's right out here, though, Gordo. You can't see 

him? 

00 05 34 29 C Yes, I see him now. 

00 05 34 32 P See how close he is? 

00 05 34 33 C Yes. 

00 05 34 34 P What would you say he was, about 3,000 feet? 
00 05 34 35 C Yes. 

00 05 34 39 P Oh what a dirty shame.' We should be rendezvousing 

with that little bugger. 

CABKABVON 

00 05 34 53 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Would you place your Adapter 

C-band Switch to CONTINUOUS, and your T/M Switch 
to HEAL TIME and ACQ-AID ? 

00 05 34 49 P Doesn't he look neat out there? 

00 05 35 14 CC Would you bring up your UHF transmitter? 

00 05 35 29 CC Gemini-5, we would like a readout of your Fuel 

Cell 02 Quantity and the Fuel Cell 02 Pressure. 

00 05 35 39 P Roger, this is Gemini-5. The Fuel Cell Quantity 

is 96$ and the Pressure is 60. 

00 05 35 52 CC Roger. Copy 60 on Pressure and 96 on Quantity. 

00 05 35 58 P Roger. Be advised that the Section 2 Power Switch 

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is off. The Secondary Coolant Loop is powered 
down and the REP is right out here with us about 
2000 feet away. 

00 05 36 08 CC Roger. 

00 05 36 22 P Really be something if we run into him, won't it? 

00 05 36 23 C Ha, ha* 

00 05 36 29 C Succeeded in our rendezvous — 

00 05 36 30 P Also, Carnarvon be advised that with our beacon off 

and telemetry off in that powered down configuration 
we were pulling 10.2 amps. 

00 05 36 to CC Roger. Copy 10.2 amps in powered down configura- 
tion. 

00 05 37 01 P You see him now, Gordon? 

00 05 37 03 C No. 

00 05 37 05 P Oh, oh.' Oh, oh.' 

00 05 37 07 C What? 

00 05 37 10 P I saw Fuel Cell Delta P lights flicker. Almost 

positive I did. Well, I'll wait and see. 

00 05 37 20 C That was my light there. 

00 05 37 22 P Yes. 

00 05 37 37 P That's my cuff, I think. 

00 05 37 38 C Yes. 

00 05 38 15 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Okay, place your l/M Switch 

back to COMMAND and leave your beacon on. I'll 
advise you when to turn the beacon off. 

00 05 38 27 P Gemini-5. 

00 05 38 30 CC And you can go back to your UHF standby. 
00 05 38 33 P Roger. 

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does it? 


00 05 


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25 


P 


No. 


00 05 


39 


32 


P 


Yes, that was Antares, wasn't it? 


00 05 


39 


34 


C 


Yes. 


00 05 


39 


37 


P 


Right in front 01 us, going under tne nose now. 


00 05 


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Un nun. 


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Switch hack to COMMAND. 


00 05 


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25 


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Lightning flashes down there. See them? 


00 05 


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29 


P 


Oh yes. 


00 05 


41 


37 


c 


Yes. 


00 05 


42 


22 


c 


There's the east coast of Australia. 


00 05 


42 


33 


p 


Yes. 


00 05 


42 


32 


c 


Profcahly the northeast corner. 


00 05 


42 


41 


P 


un boy, tnat was a Dig .ngucning ixasn. 


00 05 


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00 05 


44 


22 


P 


Yes. 


00 05 


44 


34 


c 


Yes, there's REP again, right out my window this 
time. 


00 05 


44 


37 


p 


How far away is he, just in the way again? 


00 05 


44 


40 


c 


He's high on us. 



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00 05 1+1+ 1+9 P He's moving around one another, I guess. 

00 05 kk 51 C Oh, he doesn't look like he's very far away. I 

don't know; it's hard to say. Half a mile, maybe. 
You'll see him out your window in a second. About 
nose level. 

00 05 1+5 25 C Yes, there he is. He's high on us. 

00 05 ^6 01 C I'd say he's about 2 to 3000 feet, wouldn't you? 

00 05 k6 03 P Yes. 

00 05 k7 kS P Oh, a little sunshine. 

00 05 W 15 C Particles drifting away. 

00 05 1+8 k6 C Boy, your window's really crudded over, isn't it? 

00 05 kd 1+9 P Yes. Now I can see the moon also. 

00 05 1+9 ^ C It's holding right there. 

00 05 49 1+5 P 55, see that? 

00 05 1+9 51 G Yes. 

00 05 50 15 C Suppose they'd have the courage to run us for 8 

days like this? 

00 05 50 27 P Boy, I don't know. 

00 05 50 39 C I kind of doubt it. 

00 05 51 05 C Oh, that was Djarkarta, Makassar and ... right over 

the Solomon Group where we saw all those lights. 

00 05 51 17 P Where? 

00 05 51 22 C Over the Solomons Group, Guadalcanal and Guam and 

• • • 

00 05 51 32 P Oh yes. 

00 05 51 39 C Let's see, we're on our fourth orbit when we come 

back over. And the fifth orbit, what is the time 
of 6-1+, for instance? 



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00 05 51 53 P 6-4 would be-- 

00 05 51 56 C You got your little thing there. look it up on 

your thing; let's see what time. 

00 05 52 01 P No, I don't have any 6-4 time--yes, I do, too. 

00 05 52 03 C Yes, you got it on there. 

00 05 52 05 P Let's see. Nominal 6-4 times are in here. Yikes, 

that sun's hot.' Hold on to that a second. 

00 05 52 29 C Yes. 

00 05 52 30 P How stash this. 

00 05 53 37 P 6-4 is 8 hours, 56 minutes ,30 seconds. 

00 05 53 38 C What? 

00 05 53 40 P 8 hours, 56 minutes and 30 seconds. 

00 05 53 42 C Okay. 

00 05 55 10 C Just cruising along with a smile on my face and a 

song. 

00 05 55 20 P Yes, you better not go with me again, Gordo, I must 

be unlucky here. 

00 05 55 24 C Oh, we haven't had realiy bad luck, not yet. You 

should never sneer at luck, I guess. 

00 05 55 38 P No. 

00 05 56 10 P I wish we could see the REP. 

00 05 56 15 C Yes, well, around the other way we probably could. 

We're drifting right on that way. Maybe we will in 
a minute. 

00 05 56 24 P Sure it's not at your window? 

00 05 56 36 C Might be- -yes. There is something really bright 

out there. 

00 05 56 kl P Where? 

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00 05 56 h6 C Floating right along behind us, slightly out to the 

left. Yes, there he is. There he is. You're going 
to see him, just a second. Look just slightly low 
coming through the nose on him right now. He 's 
about 2 or 3000 feet away. See him? 

00 05 57 08 P Not yet. 

00 05 57 39 P Okay. The time is 19:57:55 and we have the REP in 

sight in daylight behind us. Probably a couple of 
miles. 

HAWAII 

00 06 01 09 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. Place your T/M Switch 

to REAL TIME & ACQ- AID and turn on your UHF trans- 
mitter. Hawaii has telemetry solid. 

00 06 01 32 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

00 06 01 kl P Roger, Gemini CAP COM, Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5 

here . Over . 

00 06 01 hi CC Roger. We 'd like you to bring up your Section 2 

Power Switch to ON position and bring up Pump A on 
the Secondary Coolant Loop. 

00 06 02 07 P ... this is Gemini-5. Have the No. 2 Power Switch 

back on and notice that the A Secondary Pump back 
on. 

00 06 02 18 CC Roger. We 'd like to leave it there for the next 

orbit to take a look at it. 

00 06 02 22 P Okay. 

00 06 02 2k CC Would you cycle your Fuel Cell 02 Heater Switch 

OFF and ON and then leave it back ON. 

00 06 02 37 P Okay, it's been cycled and it's back on to the 

AUTO position. 

00 06 02 kk CC Roger. 

00 06 03 05 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Would you cycle that 

Fuel Cell O2 Heater Switch three or four times. 



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00 06 03 11 P Roger. Gemini -5 cycled it three or four times, 

and I'm cycling it now, and I get no amperage on 
the ammeter. 

00 06 03 26 CC Roger. Would you give me a Fuel Cell O2 Quantity 

and tank pressure, please? 

00 06 03 3k P Roger, it's 9&f> and it's about— it's hanging right 

at 60 - it's hanging right between 55 and 60 - 
it's been doing that pretty steady. 

00 06 03 k9 CC Roger. 

00 06 Ok Ik CC Gemini -5, we'd like you to turn the Telemetry 

Switch to COMMAND position and turn off your UHF 
transmitter. Leave both Pumps and both Coolant 
Loops powered up and they'll be talking to you over 
California. 

00 06 Ok 28 C Roger. 

CALIFORNIA 

00 06 10 31 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. We'd like 

to have you turn your DCS back on at this time. 
Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. We would like to have 
you turn your DCS back on at this time. 

00 06 13 02 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. We'd like 

to have you turn on your IGS power and power up your 
computer at this time. 

00 06 13 31 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. I say again, we'd 

like to have you bring on your IGS power and turn 
your computer on at this time. We want to send up 
a DCS load for the computer. 

00 06 Ik 06 P Houston, Gemini-5. IGS power is on, Camp is oh, 

at prelaunch, and it came up okay. 

00 06 Ik 12 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston here. It's nice to hear 

you again. 

00 06 Ik 16 P Thank you. 

00 06 1^ IS CC Could you give us a Fuel Cell 0 2 Pressure and 

Quantity readout please 7 

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00 06 Ik 2k P Okay. 60 seems to be what it's going to hang in 

at and it's seemed to maintain that since the 
last read time, and we're hanging—it 's dropped a 
little bit, it's right on 96$. It has been riding 
a little bit with a notch higher than that. The 
second Fuel Cell came back . . . carrying the load 
okay. Everything looks real good. It keeps hanging 
right there at 60 psi. 

00 06 Ik 59 CC Roger. Understand that you got your computer on the 

line okay and that you also got the second Fuel Cell 
on the line all right? 

00 06 15 06 P That's affirmative. The DCS Power Circuit Breaker 

is ON and we *re standing by for your load. 

00 06 15 11 CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

00 06 15 51 CC Gemini-5, Houston Flight. 

00 06 15 55 P Go ahead, Houston Flight, Gemini-5 here. 

00 06 15 58 CC Looks like we got a situation here that's stabil- 
ized, Pete, and we've been discussing the problems 
associated with the purge. It looks like we can go 
fairly long time without any purge. Secondly, it 
looks like we can purge with the hydrogen without 
any problem. In terms of the O2 purge, we probably 
do an on-off purge where we purge very briefly, not 
drain off the pressure, and I'd like your opinion 
on going through another day under those circum- 
stances? 

00 06 16 36 P Guaymas, I am both GO here and if my feeble memory 

serves me right, we should, as we use O2 Quantity, 
start getting a little pressure back, shouldn't we? 

00 06 15 50 CC That's affirmative. If we can ever get the O2 

Quantity down to about 50 percent, we'll probably 
be in real good shape, but that's going to take a 
long time and we're going to have to go a long 
while with you guys sitting up there doing nothing 
and taking the chance that the fuel ceULs are going 
to operate under these conditions for long periods, 
because we don't have but so much main battery. 

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00 06 17 10 P Well, that is affirmative. We also just got your 

DCS loads in. 

00 06 17 15 CC Very good. 

00 06 17 17 CC That's a 6-k load. 

00 06 17 20 P Okay. 

00 06 17 22 CC Okay, what do you think? 

00 06 17 27 P Old Guaymas says we might as well try it now, Cape. 

00 06 17 33 CC Okay, we '11 look at this thing for another orbit. 

Let's power down like you were before you came up 
over here and let's also turn off that Section 2 
Power and turn off the Pump again. 

00 06 17 ^7 P Will do. 

00 06 17 50 CC Leave the DCS up. 

00 06 17 53 P Okay, I'll put the computer OFF and leave the DCS 

up and secure the Number 2 Fuel Cell. 

00 06 18 00 CC Roger. 

TEXAS 

00 06 21 37 CC Gemini -5, Gemini- 5, this is Houston here. We would 

like to leave the DCS receiver up until further 
notice here. You needn't acknowledge this trans- 
mission, but advise again that we would like to 
leave the DCS receiver up until you're advised fur- 
ther. 

00 06 40 08 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. We'd like 

to have you bring up your UHF transmitter at this 
time. 

00 06 kO k2 C This is Gemini-- 5. 

00 06 kO U5 CC Roger, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. Can you 

give us your Fuel Cell O2 Pressure and Quantity 
again, please? 

00 06 kO $k C Roger. 

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00 06 kl 06 C Roger. Still holding at 60. Very good. 

00 06 kl 10 CC Roger. Understand the Pressure is still 60 psi 

and 96$ on the Quantity. 

00 06 kl 16 C Roger. 

00 06 kl 23 CC Okay, Gemini-5, thank you, and you can put your 

transmitter back to Standby. 

TANANARIVE 

00 06 57 07 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Bring 

up your UHF transmitter. Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this 
is Houston here. Bring up your UHF transmitter. 

00 06 58 10 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. Do you read? 

00 06 58 17 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

00 06 58 22 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston here. You're coming 

through very garbled and weak. Can you give us 
your Fuel Cell O2 Pressure and Quantity? 

00 06 58 3** P ... it is holding at 60 psi and ... 

00 06 58 5k CC Roger, Gemini-5. Roger, Gemini-5. Understand it's 

holding. You can turn your transmitter back to 
Standby. Thank you. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

00 07 19 28 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. Going after UHF 

transmitter and report Fuel Cell 0 2 Pressure please. 
Over. 

00 07 19 57 C Roger, CSQ, Gemini-5. At 96^, 60 psi and we got 

your DCS update. Over. 

00 07 20 07 CC Roger, copy. I transmitted a Tx command to reset 

after Hawaii. 

00 07 20 Ik C Roger. 

00 07 20 17 CC I 'H be commanding your C-band Adapter Be acorn Arm 

prior to LOS. 



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00 07 20 21 C Roger. 

00 07 21 28 CC Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 

00 07 21 31 C Go ahead, Gemini-5. 

00 07 21 33 CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground. There's 

nothing further at this time, you can power down 
UHF transmitter. 

00 07 21 38 C Roger. 

HAWAII 

00 07 36 13 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii GAP COM. I have telemetry solid. 

00 07 36 21 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Would you bring up your 

UHF transmitter? 

00 07 36 39 C Roger, Hawaii. Gemini-5. 

00 07 36 43 CC Roger. We would like to perform a purge on your 

Fuel Cell H2; we do not plan to purge Og. We will 
not purge 02 unless the O2 pressure goes above 200 
psi, or if there is a degradation in excess of 0.3 
of a volt. Do you read? 

00 07 37 00 C Roger. I understand. You want to purge H2 but 

not the O2. 

00 07 37 06 CC Roger. We are standing by for you to purge both 

sections H2. 

00 07 37 10 P Okay. Do you want me to leave the Section 2 

powered down? 

00 07 37 15 CC That's affirmative. 

00 07 37 16 P Okay. 

00 07 37 17 CC I'm also going to copy your tape down. 

00 07 37 k2 CC Gemini-5, advise us when you start the purge. 

00 07 37 hk P I just finished the Section 1 for 13 seconds. 

Stand by on my mark. Purging Section 2, MARK. 



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00 07 38 03 C Hawaii, Gemini -5. Do you have any readout on our 

FC 0 2 down there? 

00 07 38 06 CC Stand by one. 

00 07 38 16 CC Gemini-5, that reading is 1. Repeat, 1. 

00 07 38 20 C Roger. I suspect it is some glitch got in the 

gage. It was reading down at zero and bounced up 
to about 7 or 8 and then back down. Now it is back 
down to zero. 

00 07 38 32 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We have you GO for 18-1. 

We would like you to go into only Zone 1 areas. 
That would commit us for one day. I am standing by 
to update your Tr for 18-1. 

00 07 38 46 C Gemini-5, Roger. We will bring it on the computer. 

00 07 38 57 CC Negative. You don't need the computer for Tr. 

00 07 39 01 CC Gemini-5, you got the valid Tr time. You're in 

sync. 

00 07 39 Oh C Roger. 

00 07 39 09 CC Gemini-5, we would like you to stay in the present 

power configuration. That is your Primary Coolant 
Pump on, one suit fan on, your DCS on, your UHF 
receiver on, your DC-to-DC Converter on, your OAMS 
Heater circuit breaker off and your Water Heater 
circuit breaker on. Do you read? 

00 07 39 3^ C That's affirmative, Gemini-5. Do you want us to 

keep the Section 2 powered down; is that correct? 

00 07 39 37 CC That's affirmative. 

00 07 39 38 C Okay. 

00 07 39 ^0 CC And we would like to purge the H 2 in both sections 

about every 6 hours from now on. 

00 07 39 hi C Roger. 

00 07 39 k6 CC Would you give rae a Fuel Cell 0 2 Quantity and a 

Fuel Cell 0 2 Tank Pressure? 

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Roger. Have changed 96, 60. 
Roger. 

Gemini -5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. I am unable to 
turn off your tape recorder. Request you turn it 
off. 

GUAYMAS 

Gemini -5 > Guaymas CAP COM. If you read, place 
your T/M Control Switch into REAL TIME and ACQ-AID 
position and bring up your UHF transmitter. 

Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Place your Real Time 
Pressure T/M Control Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AIU 
and bring up your UHF transmitter. Over. 

T/M solid at Guaymas. 

Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

Roger. How are you doing? 

Roger there, fine. 

Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. 
I've got some info for you if you're ready to copy. 

Okay. Go ahead. 

Okay, we want to perform a medical pass on the 
Pilot over the CSQ on the next revolution, acquisi- 
tion time 22:52:25. 

Roger, medical pass on Pilot over the CSQ at 
22:52:25. 

Roger. Want to perform a medical pass on the 
Command Pilot over Hawaii, acquisition time 
23:10:49. 

Roger, medical pass on Command Pilot at 22:10:49. 
That 's affirm, and confirm to me your Fuel Cell 

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O2 Heater Switch is in the AUTO position. 

00 07 kd 05 C Roger. The Fuel Cell 0 2 Switch is in the AUTO 

position. 

00 07 U8 10 CC Roger. Now here is the plan. Should you lose the 

fuel cell, we will go to the batteries and we will 
go all the way to the Dash-1 areas. We plan to use 
the Dash-1 areas, stay down at low power. We will go 
to the lowest power consumption as possible and 
go to a Dash-1 area. Do you understand that? 

03 07 kS 29 C Roger. Should I . . . lose fuel cell, power down and 

go to the . . power and go to the next Dash-1 area, 

00 07 US 37 CC That's affirmative. 

00 07 kd 39 CC Give me a readout of your Fuel Cell 0 2 Pressure 

and Quantity. 

00 07 k8 k3 C Roger, Quantity is 96$ and 60 psia Pressure. 

00 07 U8 55 CC Roger, I copy that. 

00 07 kS 07 P Guaymas CAP COM, Gemini-5, can you read? 

00 07 J+9 10 CC I read you loud and clear. Go ahead. 

00 07 k9 12 P Okay, I am talking on the lightweight headset. Be 

advised that earlier in the flight installing the 
l6mm camera, I thought I had turned off the H2-O2 
Heater circuit breaker, because it was off; and I 
put it back in the OH position, and in retrospect, 
it's possible that the heater did burn out. That's 
what happened to it. 

00 07 1+9 33 CC Okay, try the beginning again, Pete. I didn't 

read you too well in the beginning. 

00 07 49 37 P I said that at about 00:50 elapsed time when in- 

stalling the l6ram camera, I noticed that the H2-O2 
Heater circuit breaker was off and I turned it 
back on again. I thought I had turned it off in- 
stalling the camera, but apparently it must have 
blown; that must have been the heater must have 
shorted out. 



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00 07 50 00 CC Roger. We got all that. Thank you. 

00 07 50 06 CC Okay, at this time you can turn your UHF transmitter 

down and turn your T/M Control Switch to the COMMAND 
position. 

COASTAL SENTRY (SHIP) 
00 08 53 17 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
00 08 53 U3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
00 06 53 51 C Roger, CSQ CAP COM. Gemini-5. 

00 08 53 52 CC Gemini-5, CSQ has you GO on the ground. What is 

your status? 

00 08 53 55 C Roger, we're GO here. 

00 08 53 58 CC CSQ copy. 

00 08 5 k 00 C Roger. 

00 08 5 k 05 CC Would you give us a readout on your Fuel Cell 0 2 

Quantity, Gemini-5- 

00 08 54 12 C Fuel Quantity 3% psia, pressure 60. 

00 08 5^ 18 CC CSQ copy. 

00 08 54 2k CC Gemini-5, as long as we have a valid temperature, 

standing by for your blood pressure. 

00 08 5 h 28 C Roger, coming now. 

00 08 5U 37 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. 

00 08 54 39 C Roger. 

00 OS 5*+ kO CC Cuff is not quite full-scale. 

00 08 54 kk CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

00 08 55 29 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 
sure. Give me a mark when you begin exercise. 

00 08 55 k3 P Roger, CSQ, Gemini-5. Stand by for the exercise 

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on my mark. 3, 2, 1, MARK. 

00 08 56 19 P Finish of exercise. Stand by for the blood pres- 

sure. 

00 06 56 22 CC Roger. 

00 03 56 34 CC Gemini -5, CSQ Surgeon. Cuff full-scale. 

00 06 57 12 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 
sure. Standing by for your food and water and 
sleep report. 

00 03 57 20 C Roger. 

00 06 57 37 P ... Surgeon. Command Pilot has drunk 1 pound 6 

ounces of water. The Pilot drank Ik ounces of 
water, and we have yet to eat a big meal. We both 
ate the bacon squares and a little bit of the salad, 
and after leaving you we intend to eat our first 
meal. 

00 08 58 03 CC Roger. I read that 1 pound 6 ounces water for 

Command Pilot. Ik ounces for Pilot. Both ate 
bacon squares. Planning to eat now. 

00 06 58 13 P Gemini-5 , affirmative. 

00 08 58 15 CC Good show, Pete. 

00 08 58 30 CC Gemini-5, we're approaching LOS CSQ. Have nothing 

further. 

00 08 58 37 P Okay, Gemini-5. 

00 09 07 42 C Okay, I want to run this tape out so I have a few 

comments on the stowage. Unstowed the right hand 
food box, and installed the red thing and removed 
the helmet. The helmet's in the helmet bag and 
the gloves are stowed and I 've a neck ring on and 
I have wrist cuffs on. The time is 23:07:15 Zulu. 

00 09 08 kk P We really are going to be hard-pressed to find room 

for all the rest of the stuff. No, I guess we're 
not, are we, Gordo? If we get that red bag up over 
your head and get rid of those two defecation bag 
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And we got enough food over my overhead there to 
keep us going for 2 or 3 <lays "before we get into 
your box. 

00 09 08 23 C Yes. 

00 09 08 26 P Okay. That was the only comment I had. You have 

any comments for the tape? 

00 09 08 30 C No, I don't "believe so. One comment, these green 

stowage "bags on the side are not too satisfactory. 
They're too hard to get in and out of. 

00 09 08 kO P Yes, one of mine's coming apart already. 

00 09 08 1*9 P Another thing was that I had a lot of trouble 

getting the launch day urine bag off because it got 
all hung up in the hose strut. The M-l cardiovas- 
cular cuffs are still working all right so I didn't 
hurt it. I did get my suit all buttoned up again. 
Okay, tape off. 

HAWAII 

00 09 10 1+5 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Bring up your UHF trans- 
mitter. 

00 09 10 56 P Hello Hawaii, Gemini-5. How do you read? 

00 09 11 00 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear. We're standing by 

for an oral temperature on the Pilot. We've got 
one on the Command Pilot. 

00 09 11 06 P I just gave an oral - this is the Pilot - I just 

gave an oral temperature to the CSQ and our instruc- 
tions were for the Command Pilot to give you a night 
pass. He's got his oral temperature probe in now. 

00 09 11 lfl CC Good show, Pete; you can have him start the blood 

pressure. 

00 09 11 21 P Okay. You want a blood pressure. Here it comes. 

00 09 11 25 P Have you got your temperature on him? 

00 09 11 27 CC That's affirmative. 

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00 09 11 28 P Say again. 

00 09 11 29 CC That's affirmative. 

00 09 11 30 P Okay. 

00 09 11 35 CC I'm going to copy a tape dump. 

00 09 11 1+2 P Okay. 

00 09 12 11 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. The cuff is 

full-scale. 

00 09 12 16 C Gemini-5. 

00 09 13 12 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 

you begin your exercise. 

00 09 13 16 C Roger, starting exercise now. 

00 09 13 kk C Ending the exercise now. 

00 09 13 59 CC Gemini-5, Flight Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

00 09 lk 33 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for your 

food and water report. 

00 09 lh kl C Roger. We gave that over CSQ, and it hasn't changed 

since then. We're just getting ready to end it up 
here and eat a big meal now. 

00 09 Ik 53 CC Roger, understand. You gave report over CSQ. 

You're beginning, you're going to begin Meal 1 
for the day. 

00 09 15 00 C That's affirmative. 

00 09 15 03 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii. 

00 09 15 Oh CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon out. 

00 09 15 05 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Be advised that we will 

update you with your landing areas and your flight 
plan on your next pass over Hawaii. 

00 09 15 Ik C Okay. Mighty fine. 

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We'd also like to know if you've seen the flashing 
lights on the REP? 


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Roger. That thing is right with us. It has been 
all along. Sitting right out in back of us. 


00 09 


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Okay. 


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What do you estimate your range is? 


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Well, it varies. It's cycling back and forth 
slightly, but it's been in as close as about 1,000 
feet to us. 


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Roger. 


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Hawaii, Gemini -5. 


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Go ahead. 


00 09 


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We've seen it both in the daytime and at night. 


00 09 


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Roger . 


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If I get near enough, we can see the tumble rate. 
See the dipole and everything on it. 


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Roger. 

ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 


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Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. Your systems are GO on the 
ground. You need not acknowledge. 

GODDARD 


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Gemini -5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Would you 
turn vour UHF transmitter on. 


00 10 


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13 


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Station calling Gemini-5. Say again please. 


00 10 


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16 


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Roger, Gemini-5. 


00 10 


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Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston CAP COM. How 
do you read? Over. 


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00 10 07 k2 C Hello, this is Gemini-5. 

00 10 07 46 CC Roger, Gemini-5. This is Houston. Could you give 

us some idea of the relative motion that you have 
with the EEP now? Over. 

00 10 07 56 P Well, good evening fellows. How are you? I was 

just remarking that we haven't seen it for awhile. 
It should have "been describing a sort of a Figure 
8 around us. Most of the time when we've seen it, 
it's been above us and on the night side. When it 
got fairly close and when we came out into the 
day-side a few orbits ago, it was quite close to us, 
close enough for us to see the dipole on it while 
it was tumbling and I haven't seen it for awhile. 
We're adjusting flight, of course, and we have some 
very good rates and we're moving around but I have 
not located it yet. 

00 10 08 49 CC Okay, Gemini-5. This is Houston CAP COM here. I 

was able to read you quite well on that for this 
site. What we'd like to do is to consider perhaps 
in the next several orbits bringing up your ACME 
power so that you can maneuver to keep it in sight 
a little bit more. We're also considering various 
means by which you might be able to close on it dur- 
ing the day side. This is all based on your elec- 
trical power system, of course. Over. 

00 10 09 26 C Roger. We're all set. Our power ... You want us 

to leave this No. 2 Fuel Cell shut down? You want 
us to bring it back on at this time just to put a 
little load on it and then take it back off again? 

00 10 09 MS CC Not yet, Gemini. We're still considering this. 

Could you give us an idea what your projected crew 
rest cycle is going to be? Over. 

00 10 09 56 P Yes, we're just a little bit behind on that. We 

finished eating. Gordo's taking a breathing test 
right now and then he's going to go to sleep, and 
I 'm going to take the breathing test and stay on 
station for 6 more hours. 

00 10 10 12 CC Okay. Understand. 

00 10 10 46 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. On the last 



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night pass did you notice any diminishing intensity 
in the flashing light? Over. 

00 10 10 57 P Not that we could tell, . .., I haven't seen it this 

pass though. That doesn't mean it's not out here, 
"but it was so close to us before. Even when we 
couldn't see it, it would illuminate the spacecraft 
with the flashes and we knew it was around us all 
the time. 

00 10 11 17 CC Roger. Understand. The spec value on the battery 

lifetime for the light expired about an hour, 2 
hours, ago. 

00 10 11 29 P Roger. Understand. 

00 10 11 35 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We're about to have LOS here. 

We'll work up something and give you an update over 
Hawaii. Over. 

CSQ 

00 10 29 l6 CC Gemini-5, CSQ has you GO on the ground and we're 

standing by. 

i HAWAII 

00 10 1+1+ 58 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM, bring up your UHF trans- 
mitter. 

00 10 1+5 32 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM, bring up your UHF trans- 
mitter. 

00 10 1+5 37 P Roger, Hawaii. This is Gemini-5. Our transmitter's 

warmed up. Reading you loud and clear. 

00 10 1+5 1+2 CC Roger. We're copying your dump. We have a block 

update for you. Ready to copy? 

00 10 1+5 1+3 P Roger. Just one second. Okay, I'm ready to copy. 

00 10 1+5 53 CC Roger, the rest of our times will be GMT and they 

are all Day 1. 

00 10 1+6 03 P Okay. 

00 10 1+6 01+ CC Area 93, 03:27:11, 8 plus 5k, 22 plus 00, roll left 

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51, roll right 69. Area 10 Delta, 04:20:08, 18 
plus 00, 19 plus 4l, roll left 51, roll right 69. 
Area 11 Delta. 



00 10 1+6 51 


P 


Come again. 


00 10 46 52 


cc 


Say again. 


00 10 1+6 53 


p 


Let's have that last one again. 


00 10 46 56 


cc 


Want the whole thing? 


00 10 46 58 


p 


Yes, the whole thing; we missed that. 


00 10 47 00 


cc 


Roger. Retrofire time 04:20:08, 18 plus 00, 19 
plus 41, roll left 51, roll right 69. 


00 10 47 22 


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Roger. 



00 10 47 23 CC Area 11 Delta, 05:53:56, 16 plus 24, lB plus 06, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. Area 12 Delta, 
07:31:45, 13 plus 24, 21 plus 55, roll left 51, 
roll right 69. Area 13-2, 09:07:57, 11 plus 11, 
16 plus 11, roll left 51, roll right 69. Do you 
copy? 

00 10 48 32 P Roger, we are out. 

00 10 48 34 CC Roger. Be advised the weather in 11 Delta is 

marginal. 

00 10 48 43 CC Gemini- 5, Hawaii CAP COM. 
00 10 48 50 P Go ahead. 

00 10 48 51 CC Okay, they worked it out hack at Houston; you can 

make it to 15-1 on your main batteries alone. Over 
me on your next revolution you would be GO for 15-1 
with three main b atteries . 

00 10 49 07 P Roger. Very good. 

00 10 49 09 CC Okay, on your next pass over me we'd like you to 

start powering up. We'd first like you to power up 
the attitude control system and we 'd like to eval- 
uate it. And then we plan on having you power up 
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looking for, we're looking for a sustained power 
level where the Fuel Cell O2 Tank Pressure will 
stay steady. 

00 10 1+9 33 P 0k& y- 

00 10 h9 3U CC What we'd like you to do is monitor very closely 

and if it starts to drop, you'll have to decrease 
the power consumption. 

00 10 k$ k2 P Roger. 

00 10 k9 i+3 CC Now we're working on another Flight Plan with a 

possible feel for making a rendezvous with the 
REP. They are working on it and we'll try to update 
you as soon as possible. 

00 10 k9 53 P 0ka y- 

00 10 k$ 56 CC Would you give me a Fuel Cell O2 Quantity, please? 

00 10 50 03 P Roger, Bill, just below 96 now; it looks like about 

95.8, and the pressure is holding at 60. 

00 10 50 15 CC Good show, Pete. 

00 10 50 17 P Okay, Bill. Also like to have them consider that 

we put this other power - Fuel Cell back on in the 
pump first, as our first step up because we don't 
want to lose it if we get a sustained power level. 

00 10 50 32 CC Okay, I'll pasB that along to Flight. 

00 10 50 1+3 P Gemini -5- 

00 10 50 kk CC Go ahead. 

00 10 50 1+5 P We're nominal orbit, right? Our Maps good on all 

our station acquisitions and so forth? 

00 10 50 51 CC Just about, yes. 

00 10 50 53 P Okay, thank you. 

00 10 51 13 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii. 

00 10 51 16 P Go ahead. 

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00 10 51 17 CC Okay. Flight concurs with that idea; that's what 

he had in mind. Want to bring the load up to 
about k amps, then remove those items and then 
bring up the pump. 

00 10 51 30 P I didn't quite understand that. What did you say? 

00 10 51 37 CC Stand by one. 

00 10 51 kk CC Okay, we'll try to get you a briefing on this thing 

over the RKV, Gemini -5. 

00 10 51 50 P Okay. I think what you were telling me was that 

you want to put another k-aiap load on the line 
which would be the pump when we bring the other 
cell back on. 

00 10 51 58 CC Roger, I think that's right. I wasn't too sure. 

00 10 52 03 C Okay, we're happy as clams. 

00 10 52 2k CC Have you seen the pod recently, Gemini -5? 

ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 
00 11 06 50 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM, come up on UHF. 
00 11 06 59 P Roger, RKV. 

00 11 07 01 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. I have some Flight Plan 

updates for you. 

00 11 07 10 P Hoger, are these for experiments or just on straight 

Flight Plans? 

00 11 07 Ik CC Experiment B-k/V-7. 

00 11 07 23 P Ready to copy. 

00 11 07 25 CC The D-VD-7 Cabin light Experiment at 01 days 02 

hours 05 minutes is to be deleted. 

00 11 07 39 P Roger. 

00 11 07 kl CC D-VD-7: At 01 days 02 hours 20 minutes. A 

cryogenic gas lifetime measurement will be performed 
over Hawaii on the 8th orbit. 



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00 11 07 55 P Roger. 

00 11 07 57 CC And verify that yourE-S Sensor circuit breaker is 

closed. 

00 11 08 03 P Roger, it is on. 

00 11 08 07 CC The plan they have on the gradually powering back up 

is to gradually power back until you reach a point 
that is equal to the amps that are drawn by the pump 
in the Secondary Loop, and then power everything 
down and turn the pump on, bring the loop back up. 

00 11 06 26 P I'm with you. 

00 11 08 28 CC The things you are to power up over Hawaii on the 

next revolution, the AC Power Switch to ACME. 



00 


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Okay, AC Power to ACME. 




00 


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Roger. ACME Bias Power Switch to PRIMARY. 


00 


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ACME Bias Power to PRIMARY. 




00 11 08 


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CC 


OAMS Attitude Control Power Switch to 


ON. 


00 


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Go ahead. 




00 


11 09 


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And it will be in the Pulse Mode. 




00 


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Pulse Mode. 




00 


11 09 


05 


CC 


All systems look good on the ground, 
give me a readout on the Fuel Cell O2 


Could you 
pressure? 


00 


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Roger, wait one. Roger, it's reading 


just a notch; 



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maybe I'm being hopeful; it looks like it's creeping 
up just a little bit over 60 psi and about 95-7- 

Roger. 

Gemini-5, RKV. Have you seen the REP lately? 
Sure haven't. 
Roger, understand. 

. . . now. We have some fairly good tumbling going 



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and we don 't have a chance to look at too much. 
00 11 10 CO CC Roger, understand. 

00 11 10 26 CC Gemini-5, RKV. You can turn your UHF transmitter 

back to Standby. We'll stand by. 

00 11 10 32 P Roger, going back to Standby. Thank you. 

COASTAL SENTRY (SHIP) 



UO 


12 


05 


02 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM, we have you GO on the 
ground. Weed not acknowledge and standing by. 

HAWAII 


00 


12 


19 


53 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Bring up your UHF trans 
mitter and power-down to D-U/D-7 experiment. 


uO 


12 


20 


01 


p 


Roger, we're powered down on the experiment. We 
just now got it. 


00 


12 


20 


07 


CC 


Roger, we're going to scrub it. I'd like an open 
circuit voltage readout of Stacks 2A, 2B and 2C. 


00 


12 


20 


2h 


p 


Roger, they're clear off the peg; I can't even 
read them. 


00 


12 


20 


23 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


12 


20 


& 


p 


Now, 1A and IB and 1C have all dropped about 0, 2 
of a volt. 


00 


12 


20 


42 


CC 


What are they reading? 


00 


12 


20 


kh 


p 


They read 27.8. 


00 


12 


20 


hi 


CC 


Roger. 


00 


12 


20 


52 


p 


We are ready to power up the ACME as instructed 
by RKV if you're ready. 


00 


12 


20 


53 


CC 


Okay, we would like to do it in increments. First 
would you bring up the AC Power Switch to ACME. 


00 


12 


21 


05 


p 


Roger, AC Power Switch is ACME. 



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00 12 21 08 CC Okay, bring up the ACME Bias Power Switch to 

PRIMARY. 

00 12 21 Ik P Roger, it's PRIMARY. 

00 12 21 19 CC Are you monitoring your Fuel Cell 0 2 Tank Pressure? 
00 12 21 25 P Yes. 

00 12 21 26 CC Okay, let's watch it close and if you see any 

decrease, power back down. We would like you to 
go to actitude mode-switch to PULSE at this time. 

00 12 21 3h P Roger, it's in PULSE. 

00 12 21 39 CC How about your OAMS Attitude Control Power Switch 

to OK? 

00 12 21 kh P Okay, it's on. 

00 12 21 !+9 CC Okay, we don't want to power up the Secondary Cool- 
ant Loop. We want to evaluate this configuration 
first. We'd like you to do a 360 and take a look 
for the REP. If you see the REP, we recommend that 
you stabilize your rates and then power down. 

00 12 22 06 P Okay. 

00 12 22 07 CC If you don't see the REP, go ahead and stabilize 

in whatever attitude you like. 

00 12 22 12 P All right. 

00 12 22 56 P Hawaii, Gemini-5. 

00 12 22 58 CC Go ahead, Gemini-5. 

00 12 23 00 P Have you got any suggestions where to look for it? 

00 12 23 05 CC You're closer to it than we are. 
00 12 23 08 P Thanks a lot, Bill. 

00 12 23 10 CC Any time, Pete. 

00 12 23 20 CC Flight recommends that you look south for it, due 

south. 

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00 12 23 26 P Okay. 

00 12 2k 22 CC Would you give us the time when you power down your 

attitude control? 

00 12 2k 26 P Yes, we haven't powered it down. We're still look- 

ing for the REP. 

00 12 2k 33 CC Okay, you will be over the RKV in about 20 minutes, 

you can pass the time along to them. 

00 12 2k 1+3 P Okay. 

00 12 2k kd P Don't you want us to stay in this configuration as 

long as the pressure doesn't drop? 

00 12 2k 5k CC That's negative. We want you to power down as soon 

as you stabilize. 

00 12 2k 58 P Okay. 

ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 

00 12 ill 37 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM, bring up your UHF trans- 
mitter. 

00 12 1+1 59 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM, bring up your UHF trans- 
mitter. 

00 12 42 06 P RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. 

00 12 k2 09 CC Roger, your systems are GO on the ground. We would 

like to have the time of your attitude control 
power down. 



00 12 k2 16 


P 


27:25. 




00 12 1+2 21 


CC 


27:25, understand. 




00 12 1+2 2k 


P 


That's affirmative, 


02:27:25. 


00 12 1+2 27 


CC 


Did you see the REP 


at any time? 


00 12 1+2 31 


P 


That 's negative. 




00 12 1+2 32 


CC 


Roger, understand, 
rates pretty well? 


Were you able to damp out your 



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00 12 k2 37 P That's affirmative. 

00 12 42 38 CC Roger, understand. You have a medical data pass on 

the Pilot coming up over the CSQ on this revolution, 
the next revolution, at a time of 03 hours, 30 min- 
utes, 11 seconds as acquisition. 

00 12 k2 57 P Roger, medical data pass at 03:30:11 over the CSQ. 

00 12 k3 02 CC Roger. That's the acquisition at CSQ. 

00 12 h3 06 P Right. 

00 12 k3 07 CC We want to do a hydrogen purge on both sections at 

2 hours, k5 minutes, 00 seconds. That's about two 
minutes from now. 

00 12 i*3 22 P Roger, hydrogen purge 02:^5:00. 

00 12 1+3 25 CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM, they said we can go ahead 

with it at this time if you are ready. 

00 12 43 31 P The A crossover valve is open; stand by on my mark. 

I'll purge Number 1-MARK. 

00 12 1+3 39 CC Roger, we have it on the ground. 

00 12 k3 52 P That was terminated in 13 seconds. Stand by on my 

mark. MARK. 

00 12 kk 11 P That Number 2 was purged; crossover valve is mark. 

00 12 kk 28 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
00 12 kk 32 P Go ahead, RKV. 

00 12 kk 33 CC We had, I have a correction for you on the acquisi- 
tion time at the CSQ. 

00 12 kk 39 P Okay, read your copy. 

00 12 kk kO CC 03 hours, 38 minutes, 11 seconds. 

00 12 kk kS P Okay, ACQ at the CSQ is 03 plus 38 plus 11. 

00 12 kk 52 CC Roger. 

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00 12 


44 


57 


P 


... oxygen pressure. 


00 12 


45 


02 


CC 


Roger, I understand. 


00 12 


45 


06 


P 


. . . pressure is 400 now. It 's "built up and it 
seemed to stabilized down right at 400. 


00 12 


45 


12 


CC 


Roger , unders tand . 


00 12 


45 


18 


CC 


Gemini-5, hov does the other onboard systems look? 


00 12 


45 


22 


p 


Everything else is GO. 


00 12 


45 


23 


CC 


Roger . 


00 12 


45 


33 


CC 


Gemini-5, you can power down your UHF transmitter 
at a standby at this time and we'll b* standing 

"bv in ofisp vnii nf»pd flnvhhi tiff 


00 12 


45 


41 


p 


Roaer . 

COASTAL SENTRY (SHIP) 


00 13 


28 


24 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 


00 13 


38 


35 


CC 


Gemini 7 5, CSQ CAP COM. Bring up your UHF trans- 
mitters . 


00 1^ 


38 


47 


p 


Thi ^ i r n*»mi rn fin nTi^flrl PRO 


00 13 


38 


49 


CC 


Rocer. Gemini - S . Advise that this ia a LTH5' No 
pass, and verify that the Fuel Cell Panel circuit 
breaker is closed. 


00 13 


39 


03 


p 


Fuel Cell Panel circuit breaker is closed. 


00 13 


39 


06 


CC 


Rocer. We'd like vou to tiirn on thf QAMS Rpefpr 

circuit breaker, and leave it on till your RKV pass 


00 13 


39 


17 


p 


Say again. You want us to leave the OAMS Heater 
circuit breaker on until RKV? 


oo 13 


39 


21 


CC 


That is affirmative. 


oo 13 


39 


23 


p 


Okay. Did you get my temperature and my mark? 


oo 13 


39 


2b 


CC 


Gemini-5, if you notice any decrease in the Fuel 



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Cell 0 2 pressure, turn off the OAMS Heater circuit 
breaker. Over. 

00 13 39 39 P Roger. 

00 13 39 kO CC And Houston advises the EI curve of Section 1 

indicates the performance is normal and Section 2 
is also indicating normal from open circuit volt- 
ages. An Advise Plan is to keep all systems oper- 
ating with limited power available. Do you copy? 

00 13 Uo 03 P This is Gemini -5. We copy. 

00 13 Uo 10 CC Gemini-5, advise we have received temperatures. 

Standing "by for blood pressure. 

00 13 kO 15 C Okay. This is Gemini-5 . • • 

00 13 hO 19 CC Say that again. You have a little background noise. 

00 13 UO 23 C I say I can tali better with the temperature probe 

out. 

00 13 kO 31 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

00 13 hO 51 CC Gemini-5, we have a good blood pressure. Give me 

a mark when you begin exercises. 

00 13 hO 57 C Roger. Stand, by. MARK. 

00 13 hi 3h C ... blood pressure. 

00 13 hi hh CC Gemini-5, CSQ Systems. Your cuff is full-scale. 
00 13 hi 50 C Gemini-5. 

00 13 h2 17 CC Gemini-5, pump up your cuff again. We have a 

telemetry problem. 

00 13 h2 22 C Roger. 

00 13 1+2 60 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Did you have the thermometer 

in long enough? 

00 13 if 3 05 C I don't know ... 

00 13 ^3 08 CC Okay. It was climbing a little. How long did you 

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oo 13 43 13 C 



have it in, do you know? 



ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 



00 ik 20 30 CC Gemini -5, this is RKV CAP COM. Bring up your UHF 

transmitter at this time. 

00 14 21 07 C RKV, RKV. This is Gemini-5, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

00 Ik 21 13 CC Look, Gemini-5, we'd like to advise you to leave the 

OAMS Heater circuit breaker closed. Do you under- 
stand? 

00 Ik 21 20 C Roger. We'll leave it on. 

00 Ik 21 22 CC Roger. We'd like to have a food and water report 

on the Pilot. 

00 Ik 21 28 P Okay. I'm in the process of eating right now, and 

I estimate that I haven't added up the food or water 
yet. I just feel that I have had over k pounds of 
water from launch, I 'm on my second meal. 

00 Ik 21 k& CC Roger. Four pounds of water and second meal. 

00 Ik 23 19 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

00 Ik 23 23 P Go ahead. 

00 Ik 23 2k CC You can go to STANDBY on your UHF transmitter. 

00 Ik 23 27 P Say again.. 

00 Ik 23 29 CC You can go to STANDBY on UHF transmitter. 

00 lit 23 33 P UHF standing by. 

CSQ 

00 15 12 32 C Roger, CSQ CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

00 15 12 38 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. We have you GO on the 

ground. Request you confirm ANTENNA SELECT Switch 
in the REENTRY position. 



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oo 15 


12 


50 


c 


... antenna ... raise your adapter up. 


00 15 


12 


52 


CC 


Roger. Request you switch to REENTRY position. 


OU Xy 




yy 


n 
lj 


Koger. Antenna Switch is now on KEEWTKi. 


00 1~> 


13 


03 




Also, we'd like to read out the cryogenic quanti- 
ties . 


00 15 


13 


24 


C 


Do you want us to read them out over the air? 


UU _!_„} 






CP 


Roger. We 're getting them on the ground. We '11 
take the spacecraft readout also. 


00 15 


13 


34 


C 


Okay, ECS 0 2 is 94, 6700. 


00 15 


13 


4l 


CC 


Copy. 


00 15 


13 


42 


C 


Fuel Cell 0 2 is 95% and 60 psi, and hydrogen is 
100% and 435. 


00 15 


14 


02 


CC 


Roger. CSQ copy. 


00 15 


14 


57 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ. 


00 15 


15 


00 


C 


Go ahead. 


00 15 


15 


02 


CC 


Advise they want to do a medical data pass on the 
Command Pilot over the CSQ. 


00 15 


15 


09 


C 


Roger. 


00 15 


15 


14 


CC 


Correction, correction. That's over the RKV. 


00 15 


15 


18 


c 


Roger. RKV. 


00 15 


16 


34 


CC 


Gemini-5. I have RKV AOS time. Are you ready to 

copy? 


00 15 


16 


41 


c 


Roger. 


00 15 


16 


42 


CC 


Roger, 05:51:52. 


00 15 


16 


50 


c 


05:51:52. 



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ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 

00 15 52 11 CC Gemini -5, this is RKV CAP COM. Will you bring up 

your UHF transmitter? 

00 15 53 2k C RKV CAP COM, Gemini- 5. 

00 15 53 27 CC Roger, Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. We did not 

receive your oral temperature. 

00 15 53 32 C Roger, I'll give it to you in a second. 

00 15 53 36 CC Say again. 

00 15 53 39 C Roger, I'm getting it in now. 

00 15 53 kO CC Roger. 

00 15 5k 19 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. Would you skip that 

oral temp, and we're standing by for your blood 
pressure. 

00 15 5k 23 C Roger. 

00 15 5k 50 CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon, your blood pressure is full- 
scale. 

00 15 55 Ik CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon, your blood pressure is not 

valid. Please give us another blood pressure. 

00 15 55 20 C Roger. 

00 15 55 25 CC Gemini-5, your blood pressure cuff is full-scale 

Hold. 

00 15 55 k9 CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon. We have a good blood pres- 
sure. Give me a mark when you begin your exercise, 
please. 

00 15 55 55 C Roger. 

00 15 56 09 C Starting exercise now. 

00 15 56 k2 C Exercise now, blood pressure coming down. 

00 15 56 56 CC Gemini-5, your blood pressure cuff is full-scale. 

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00 15 57 23 C How is "blood pressure? 

00 15 57 2k CC It ic okay. We are standing by for your food, 

water, and sleep report. 

00 15 57 30 C Roger. The Command Pilot- -this is the Command 

Pilot speaking--I just woke up a little bit ago. 
Had about two hours of sleep and we're still eating, 
I'm eating my first full meal, actually full meal. 
Just a moment, I'll give you a water report. 

00 15 57 5U C The Pilot has had k pounds of water. The Command 

Pilot has had 3 pounds of water and perhaps a little 
more with this meal now. 

00 15 58 07 CC Understand. RKV Surgeon again. What was the qual- 
ity of your sleep, please, in terms of depth? 

00 15 58 15 C Roger, I had two brief periods, I guess about an 

hour each, quite good sleep. 

00 15 58 26 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. I would like to 

know if you or the Pilot have done either Sequence 
1 and/or 2 of S-8 or D-13. 

00 15 58 43 C Roger, we have. We have done Sequence 1 of S-8 

and D-13. 

00 15 58 i+9 CC Roger. Do you have any scores to report? 

00 15 58 52 C Negative. We're putting them on the score cards 

and doesn't seem anything too important. 

00 15 58 58 CC Roger. Understand, 

00 16 00 51 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. You can go back to 

STANDBY on your UHF transmitter at this time. 

GUAYMAS 

00 16 12 20 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5) this is Houston CAP COM, over. 

00 16 12 28 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, bring your UHF up. This is 

Houston CAP COM; bring your UHF. 

00 l6 12 k6 C Houston, Gemini-5. 

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00 16 12 53 CC Gemini -5, I have two experiment updates and would 

you bring your ACME up to the Pulse Mode, please. 

00 16 13 01 C Roger, I understand you want us to try out the ACME, 

Is that affirmative? 

00 16 13 06 CC Roger. 

00 16 13 14 C Houston, Geraini-5, do you get me on ...? 

00 16 13 18 CC Stand by, Gemini-5. 

00 16 13 38 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, do you read? 

00 16 13 42 C Houston, Gemini-5- Reading you loud and clear. 

00 16 13 45 CC Roger. Put your ACME Power to ACME, your ACME 

Bias Primary Attitude to PULSE, and OAMS Attitude 
Power OH. Do you copy? 

00 16 13 58 C Roger. 

00 16 Ik 00 CC Roger. Ready to copy experiments? 

00 16 Ik 11 CC Gemini-5, are you ready to copy experiments? 

00 16 14 15 C Roger, go on. 

00 16 Ik 16 CC Roger. S-8/D-I3 at 01, 06:20:00, Sequence No. 02, 

Cabin Lighting at 01, O6:40:00, and be advised, 
will pass you more data over the CSQ, which has an 
acquisition time of 01, 06:46:21. Do you copy? 

00 16 Ik 54 C Say again the acquisition time. 01, 06:46 ... 

00 16 lk 58 CC 01, 06:46:21. 

00 16 15 Ok C 46:21. 

00 16 15 07 CC Roger. 01 days,06 hours, 46 minutes, 21 seconds. 

00 16 15 15 C Roger. 

00 16 15 19 CC And you can power down your UHF on the way. We '11 

give you a call at the CSQ. 

00 16 15 25 C Roger. 

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00 16 20 53 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Would you 

"bring your UHF back up, please. 

00 16 21 08 C Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5, UHF is up. 

00 16 21 13 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston CAP COM. We'd like to 

give you a short briefing on what we think your 
status is. Are you ready? 

00 16 21 21 C Roger. 

00 16 21 23 CC We believe you have a two-phase condition in the 

oxygen tank now, Gordo, and that the pressure will 
continue to rise slowly. We believe we can bring 
on more power without jeopardizing this and we plan 
to do so gradually and appreciate if you would keep 
us informed on that. 

00 16 21 C Roger, will do. 

00 16 21 50 CC This Pulse Mode will give you a little something 

to work with there for a change. 

00 16 21 55 C Roger. 

00 16 21 58 CC Gemini, could you verify if your Agena Control 

circuit breaker is closed? 

00 16 22 10 C Roger, Agena Control is closed. 

00 16 22 12 CC All right, thank you. 

00 16 22 34 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. If your OAMS gets 

sluggish, we'll go ahead and turn it off and we 11 
watch it carefully; but if it's all right you can 
go ahead and use it. 

00 16 22 k5 C Okay. 

00 16 22 56 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. You can turn your UHF 

transmitter off and we '11 be standing by over the 
CSQ. 

00 16 23 22 CC Gemini-5, Houston. If you copy you can turn your 

UHF transmitter off and we'll talk to you over the 
CSQ - and we're standing by. No need to acknow- 
ledge . 

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COASTAL SENTRY (SHIP) 
00 16 1+8 02 CC Gemini- 5, CSQ CAP COM. 
00 16 K8 05 C Roger, CSQ. 

00 16 1+8 09 CC Roger. I have a Flight Plan update for you. Are 

you ready to copy? 

00 16 1*8 Ik C Roger, stand by one. 

00 16 1+8 22 C CSQ, ready for flight update. 

00 16 1+8 25 CC Roger, Flight Plan update. Are you ready to copy? 
00 16 1+8 38 C Affirmative, ready to copy. 

00 16 1+8 1+1 CC Roger. S-6 time 01 days, 07:1+8:26. Sequence 08, 

pitch 23 degrees down, yaw 90 degrees left ... 
hurricane. The next one S-6, 01 days, 09:22:1+9. 
Sequence 08, pitch 19 degrees down, yaw 90 degrees 
left ... hurricane. Did you copy? 

00 16 1+9 1+0 C Roger, we copy. 

00 16 1+9 1+5 CC I have further Flight Plan update. Apollo Land- 
mark, time 01 days, 09:27:33- Sequence 208, pitch 
30 degrees down, yaw 3 degrees left. UHF Test, 
time 01 days, 10:1+9:25. Sequence 03, use Pulse 
Mode, no horizon scanner. Apollo Landmark, 01 
days, 12:36:17. Sequence 208, pitch 30 degrees 
down, yaw 6 degrees left. Did you copy? 

00 16 51 05 C 

00 16 51 21 CC Roger, Gemini-5. That's all CSQ has. We're stand- 
ing by. 

00 16 51 25 C Roger. 

HOUSTON 

00 17 27 06 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

00 17 27 11+ C Roger, RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5. We're GO here. 

00 17 27 18 CC Roger, have you seen the REP lately? 

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00 17 


27 21 


c 


Negative, we haven't seen it in quite awhile now. 


00 17 


27 2k 


cc 


Roger. 


00 17 


33 53 


cc 


Gemini -5, RKV. 


00 17 


3^ 03 


cc 


Gemini -5 , this is KK.V . xou can go oacit zo buuNutJi 
on your UHF transmitter. 

CANARY 


00 17 


50 02 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 


00 17 


50 25 


c 


Roger, Canary CAP COM, Gemini-5. 


00 17 


50 hi 


c 


... Canary CAP COM, Gemini-5. 


00 17 


50 1*2 


cc 


Roger, Gemini-5, stand by for one ... 


00 17 


50 56 


cc 


Gemini-5, Flight advises that you can turn the 
Horizon Scanners on so we can get another power 
point, and he also advises that you can use them 
as you wish. 


00 17 


51 11 


c 


Roger, understand can turn Horizon Scanners on. 


00 17 


51 11* 


cc 


That 1 s a f fir mat i ve . 


00 17 


51 16 


c 


Roger, thank you. 


00 17 


51 18 


cc 


Okay. Also have Flight Plan update for you when 
you're ready to copy. 


00 17 


51 23 


c 


Okay. 


00 17 


51 25 


cc 


Roger, we have a D-4/D-7 Sequence 421. Remarks: 
If towering cumulus clouds appear, make V-k/D-7 
scanner without the warm-up. 


00 17 


51 h6 


c 


Roger, I have that. 


00 17 


51 k9 


cc 


Okay, and then that 01 days, 12 hours, 10 minutes, 
on Rev ih at longitude 117.6 degrees west. 



00 17 52 15 C Roger, could you give me that one again? I cut out 

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00 17 52 19 cc 

00 17 52 38 C 

00 17 52 ki CC 

00 17 52 53 C 

00 17 52 57 CC 

00 17 53 05 CC 

00 17 53 12 c 

00 17 53 22 CC 

00 19 01 kQ CC 

00 19 02 13 CC 

00 19 02 20 C 

00 19 02 2k CC 

00 19 02 kk C 

00 19 02 l& CC 

00 19 03 18 C 

00 19 03 19 CC 



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Roger, that was 01 days, 12 hours, 01 minutes. That 
is Rev ik, longitude 117. 6 degrees west. 

Roger. 

All right, Gemini-5, I've been advised here that 
I gave you an incorrect number. That was 12 hours 
10 minutes. 

Roger, 12 hours 10 minutes. 
Roger. 

We have nothing else for you at this time. We are 
standing by. 

Roger, you might advise Flight Plan that Sequence 
08 of S-6 we had no success on it. Over. 

Roger. 

ROSE KNOT (SHIP) 

Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM on UHF. Bring up your UHF 
transmitter. 

Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM on UHF, Bring up your UHF 
transmitter. 

Roger, RKV, Gemini-5. Reading you loud and clear. 
Over. 

Roger. Read you loud and clear. I have some Flight 
Plan update for you. 

Roger. RKV, Gemini-5 ready to copy. 

UHF Test, 1 day, 10 hours, ^9 minutes, 25 seconds. 
Sequence 03, use Horizon Scan Mode as per nominal 
Flight Plan. 

Yes. 

Roger. And when you are doing your D-4/D-7, 
Sequence 421, turn your OAMS Heater circuit breaker 
to the OFF position. 



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00 19 03 36 C Turn my B-h/V-7 , Sequence 1+21, to the what? 

00 19 03 39 CC Turn the OAMS Heater circuit breaker to the OFF 

position. 

00 19 03 h3 C Okay. 

00 19 03 k7 CC The reason we are doing this is to maintain a 

balance of power. 

00 19 03 52 C Okay. Understand. 

00 19 03 59 CC Gemini-5, we would like for you to do your nominal 

hydrogen purge at this time on both sections; before 
you start, we would like a cryogenic readout on 
Fuel Cell hydrogen. 

00 19 Ok 13 C Okay. 

00 19 Oh 38 CC Gemini-5, can you give me an onboard readout on 

that? 

00 19 Oh hO C Roger. ... reading 100$ on quantity and hdO on psi. 

00 19 Oh hQ CC Roger. Could you give me a Fuel Cell 0 2 at this 

time? 

00 19 Oh 52 C Roger. Fuel Cell O2 is 95$ Quantity and 60 psi. 

00 19 05 01 CC Roger. I'd like a stack current readout on 1A, IB 

and 1C. 

00 19 05 13 P Roger, RKV. Stack 1A is reading 7.0, Stack IE is 

reading 6.2, Stack 1C is reading 8.3. 



00 19 05 27 


CC 


Roger. 


00 19 05 29 


CC 


You can start your hydrogen purge at this time. 


00 19 05 33 


p 


Roger. On my mark 2, 1, MARK. Section 1 purge. 


00 19 05 53 


CC 


Roger. 


00 19 05 5^ 


p 


My mark, Section 2, MARK. 


00 19 06 11 


p 


Okay, Section 2 purge . . . 



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00 19 06 15 CC Roger, we would like another readout on Fuel 

Cell hydrogen please. 

00 19 06 19 P Roger. Fuel Cell hydrogen still 100$ Quantity, 

470 psi. 

00 19 06 29 CC Roger. Understand. Could you give me the stack 

readouts again, please. 

00 19 06 37 P Okay. JLA is reading 7.0, IB is reading 6.5 and 1C 

is reading 8.3. 

00 19 06 51 CC Roger. Understand. I have some landing area 

updates for you at this time if you would like to 
copy. 

00 19 07 01 P Go ahead. 

00 19 07 03 CC Area 14-2. 

00 19 07 06 P Just one second. Okay go ahead. 

00 19 07 13 CC lk-2, 01, 10:43:07, 9 plus 33, 15 plus 28, roll left 

51, roll right 69. 

00 19 07 51 P Roger, we have it. Go ahead. 

00 19 07 53 CC Area 15-1, 01, 12:07:39, 10 plus 55, 15 plus 51, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 08 22 P Okay, Gus, go ahead. 

00 19 08 26 CC Area 16-1, 01, 13:42:02, 9 plus 34, 15 plus 31, 

roll right, roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 09 01 CC Area 17-1, 01, 15:16:24, 8 plus 37, 15 plus Ok, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 09 31 CC Area 18-1, 01, 16:50:42, 8 plus 20, 15 plus 58, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 10 01 CC Area 19-4, 01, 19:40:02, ^ plus 3k, 15 plus 14, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 10 29 CC The weather in all these areas is good. 

00 19 13 05 CC Gemini-5, Gemini - 

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00 19 13 37 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Houston CAP COM. You can turn 

on your UHF transmitter. Over. 

00 19 13 50 CC Roger, Gemini. How much of your PLA's did you 

copy on the last pass over RKV? I'll pick it up 
where they left off. 

00 19 U 01 C I counted 16-1 was the last one I got. 

00 19 Ik 05 CC Roger. Okay, we'll go with 17-1. All of them are 

on Day 1 and the weather is good in all. Here *s 
17-1 if you are ready to copy. 

00 19 Ik lb 1 C Okay, we 're ready. 

00 19 Ik 19 CC Roger. 17-I is 15:l6:2U, 8 plus 37, 15 plus Ok, 

roll left 51, roll right 69. 

00 19 Ik kl CC 10-1, 16:50:^2, 08 plus 20, 15 plus 58, roll left 

51, roll right 69. 

00 19 15 06 CC 1-9-k, 19:^0:02, 09 plus 3**, 15 plus Ik, roll left 

51, roll right 69. Do you copy? 

00 19 15 k2 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, did you copy? 

00 19 16 05 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, did you copy that? 

00 19 16 25 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM in the blind. If you 

copy, will tali to you over Canaries on the Fuel 
Cells and will have an O2 purge hut stand by for the 
discussion. Elliot will discuss it with you when 
we get to the Canaries. 

00 19 17 01 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, do you reed? 

00 19 18 18 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Can you give us your 

main bus voltage? 

00 19 18 32 P Voltage is 26.6. 

00 19 IB 38 CC Roger. Understand 26.6 and did you copy the updates? 

00 19 18 k2 P Well, we did and we 're trying to find ... we 'd 

appreciate it if you would give it to us at the next 
station. 



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we're getting the pictures of the hurricane. 

CANARY 


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Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 


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Houston, Gemini-5, go ahead. 


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Roger. Can you give us an onboard reading of your 
iuoxii uus current- ctnu voxiiage ? piease • 


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iioger. unaers tanu xo.u ior une currenu, co.d. lor 
the voltage, and how much of the PLA's have you 

t* r"> t~> "j n " ? 


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You gave me 17-1 RET 400K from there on. 


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Roger. Understand. 08 plus 37, 15 plus 04, roll 
lpf^t 51 nil riffht 69 Ydh nnnv' 


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18-1, 16:50:42, 08 plus 20, 15 plus 58, roll left 
51, roll right 69. Copy? 


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00 19 25 59 P Shoot. 

00 19 26 01 CC D-V D -7» time 1 day, 11 hours, 32 minutes, Ok 

seconds, Sequence No. hl2 and Sequence No. Ull. 

Copy? 

00 19 26 23 P Roger. 

00 19 26 25 CC Roger. Elliot wants to talk over the Fuel Cell with 

you. Here he is. 

00 19 26 30 CC I see you are real busy right now, Pete. Have you 

got a minute? 

00 19 26 35 P Gordo's taking a picture here on the Apollo Land- 

mark. 

00 19 26 hi CC Are you free to talk to me? 
00 19 26 43 P Go ahead and talk. 

00 19 26 45 CC Okay. Electrical system, it looks like the pressure 

is holding. We are trying to give you back the 
most usable functions as quickly as we can. We are 
trying to approach a normal status operationally. 
We want you to keep monitoring the pressure. I am 
sure you will. We believe your Attitude Indicator 
Switch with FDI is on. We suggest you turn that off. 
We think there are more useful ways to use that 
power. We are trying to get back to an essentially 
normal Flight Plan. We have some tracking on the 
REP and we are trying to cook up a possible rendez- 
vous. Do you have an visual contact with it at all? 
We believe it is about 75 miles ahead of you. 



00 19 27 27 P We haven't seen it. Both our FDI Switches are OFF. 

00 19 27 32 CC Okay. We are not going to purge the oxygen at this 

time. We are going to look at the voltage some more 
on that. We're planning ahead for a ... QO/NO-GO, 
and we will need the computer on for update at that 
time, so we are trying to build your current up to 
a level that we could use the computer. We may 
trade off some items to get the computer on at that 
time. We hope to get the other fuel cell back on 
eventually. Do you have any other questions or 
comments? 



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ny uii-Ly jric woo wnen we were ^uj.ii^ u j get one jliici 
fuel cell back? 


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I 'ra working on it . 


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Thank you, buddy. 


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See you. 


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All right, good show. 


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Okay, the time is ... 01 days, 09 hours, 29 minutes 


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How about getting some sleep there, Pete? 


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Apollo Landmark was covered over by clouds. 


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Say again. 


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Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, do you still read us? 


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Roger, we still read you. 


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How about getting a little sleep up there? 


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Okay. 

CARNARVON 


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This is Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Bring up your 
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We would like to get a readout from you of your 
open circuit voltage on Stacks 2A, 2E, and 2C. 


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Hello, Carnarvon, Gemini-5 here. The open circuit 
voltage is just off the top of my scale. It's 
above 33 volts. 


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Roger. Off-scale high. Be advised that they're 
going to command the C-band beacon on over Grand 
Turk for tracking and I have a Flight Plan update 
when you're prepared to copy. 


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Also like to verify that the MSC-1 experiment is on 



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00 20 00 1+1 C Roger. It's on. 

00 20 00 1+3 CC Roger. 

00 20 00 1*6 C Go ahead; ready to copy on it. 

00 20 00 1*8 CC Roger. The D-6 time 01 day, 17 hours, 07 minutes, 

0l+ seconds. Sequence No. I3I+, Load Ho. 09, pitch 
down 30 degrees, yaw right 3 degrees, speed 125. 
Okay, next is S-8/D-13, time 01 at 1 day, 20 hours, 
3^ minutes, 57 seconds, Sequence No. 03, pitch down 
1+3 degrees, yaw right 90. Next is D-6, time 01 
days, 13 plus, 58 plus hk, Sequence No. 053 > Load 
No. 19} pitch down 30 degrees, yaw right 2 degrees. 
Speed is 1000 at F/k. On that previous S-8/D-13 
update at l8:3l+:57 that time is time of closest 
approach. Do you copy? 

00 20 02 U6 C Affirmative. 

00 20 02 1*8 CC Roger. Next is D-1+/D-7. At ll+ hours, Ik minutes, 

00 seconds, Sequence No. 1*20. Next, D-1+/D-7 at 
ll+ hours, 1*2 minutes, 00 seconds, Sequence No. 1*10A. 
Next D-1+/D-7, 1.1* hours, 53 minutes, 10 seconds, 
Sequence No. 1*05- Next is D-6, Delta-six, 15 hours, 
33 minutes, 00 seconds, Sequence No. 053> Load No. 
09, pitch down 30 degrees, yaw left 10 degrees. 
Speed is 125. Next is Delta-1, D-l at 16:23:00, 
Sequence No. 01. Next D-l*/D-7> 16 hours, 23 min- 
utes, 00 seconds, Sequence No. 1*22. The last one 
is D-6, 16 hours, 56 minutes, 2l* seconds, Sequence 1 
Nj. 005, Load No. 09, pitch down 30, yaw left 20, 
speed is 60. Do you copy? 

00 20 05 10 C Roger. Give me the next to last one again, that D-l*. 

00 20 05 ll+ CC Okay. D-1+/D-7. The time is 16 hours, 23 minutes, 

00 seconds; Sequence No. is 1+1+2. Do you copy? 

00 20 05 26 C Roger. 1+22. 

00 20 05 28 CC Roger. Stand by for Surgeon. 

00 20 05 32 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon. Houston Surgeon is 

a little concerned about your lack of sleep. We'd 
like a status report on each of you at this time 
concerning fatigue level. Over. 



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00 20 05 1+5 C Roger. We've Just been catnapping about kO minutes 

on and hO minutes off and kO minutes oi and kO min- 
utes off. 

00 20 05 5 k CC Roger. You have a busy Flight Plan ahead. We 

recommend you try to sleep during your program 
sleep period if you can so as not to get behind on 
the fatigue curve. Carnarvon Surgeon out. 

00 20 06 06 P We tried to but you guys keep giving us something 

to do. 

00 20 06 09 CC This is Carnarvon CAP COM. We're standing by. 

Everything looks good on the ground. 

00 20 06 16 C Okay. Check this one D-6 at 01, 13:5b :kk. That's 

mode No. 19 or 09? 

00 20 06 25 CC Mode No. 19, nineteen. 

00 20 06 28 C Okay. Nineteen. 

X 20 1*9 1*9 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Would you go 

to Calibrate No. 1 for about 10 seconds? No need 
to acknowledge. 

00 20 50 .19 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston CAP COM. Go 

to Calibrate No. 1 for 10 seconds. No need to 
acknowledge. 

00 20 50 29 P Roger, this is Gemini-5. We're ready for our UHF 

Test N^. 3. Over. 

00 20 50 35 CC Roger. Fine. We'll pick you up over Bermuda. 

00 20 50 1*6 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. How do you 

read? Over. 

00 20 51 h2 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. Could you give us 10 seconds 

on a Calibration No. 1, please? 

00 20 51 57 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Could you 

calibrate on No. 1 for 10 seconds, please. 

00 20 52 02 P 1*61-912 but no audio. 

00 20 52 OS P This is Gemini-5 on our UHF ground number . . . 

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00 20 52 13 


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Roger. Understand. Would you go Calibrate No. 1 
for 10 seconds, please? 


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Roger. On Calibrate Wo. 1. 


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We got it. Thank you. 


00 20 52 32 


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Calibrate No. 1 off. 


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Roger. We got it. Fine. Thank you. 


00 20 52 36 


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Roger. This is Gemini No. 5- UHF Test No. 3. 


00 20 52 


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Roger. Understand. UHF No. 3. 


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Gemini-5 ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Over. 


rt/N nr\ CO 0"3 

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Roger, Gemini, Houston here. We're reading you 
five "by. 


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Gemini-5 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. 
GRAND CANARY ISLANDS 


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Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You need not 
acknowledge. I have nothing for you this pass. 
Up are. standing by. Everything looks good from t 
ground. 

CARNARVON 


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Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you bring up 
your UHF transmitter. 


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---Carnarvon, Gemini-5 transmitter's up one. 



00 21 32 Ul CC Roger. Okay, while I talk to you a minute about 
00 cL± ^ ^ tQ tbis pass> Tjaxa applleB 

to Section No. 1 only. We want to have the cross- 
over valve on and we want to proceed with the O2 
purge for 120 seconds or 2 minutes and monitor 
closely the following: Monitor the fuel cell 0 2 
pressure and the Delta P lights. If you get an 
indication of a decrease in 0 2 pressure or light, 
stop the purge immediately and the ground will be 
monitoring the same; and if we get indications 
here on the ground that Delta P or a decrease 

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in the pressure, we will advise to stop the 



purge. 



00 21 33 31 C Roger. I understand you want to do this 0 P purse 

as good as a D-4/D-7 experiment. Is that affirm? 

00 21 35 hi C So far, everything okay. No decrease in our Fuel 

Cell 0 2 or no Delta pressure light yet. 

00 21 35 55 CC Roger, Gemini-5. We confirm on the ground with you. 

00 21 36 10 C Stand by, MARK ... purged. 

00 21 36 16 CC Roger. We got it. 

00 21 36 18 c ... We can go back and pick up the D-I+/7 if you 

00 21 36 23 CC Roger. Go ahead, and crossover valve off. 
00 21 36 30 C Roger, crossover valve's off. 

00 21 3 8 32 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5. How much time do we have over 

you? 

00 21 38 36 CC We've got about three minutes to go. 

00 21 38 hO P Are we supposed to be passing to the north of you 

now? J 

00 21 38 45 CC Stand by one. 

00 21 38 50 CC That's affirmative, Gemini-5. 

00 21 38 53 p Are you guys clear down there? 

00 2139 00 CC Roger. We've got clear skies and I don't think 

there's hardly any spacecraft. 

00 21 39 08 p okay. We see you. 

00 21 39 11 CC Very good. 

00 21 39 21 P we see you and we see Perth, but I don't see . 

Looks like it's under the clouds. 

00 21 39 28 CC Roger. 

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00 21 kO Oh P Be advised that we're doing the D-h Sequence hlO 

now. 

00 21 kO 11 CC Roger. 

00 21 hi 23 P Carnarvon, Gemini -5. Could you tell if that 0 2 

purge "brought that voltage hack up any? 

00 21 hi 29 CC We're looking at it now, Gemini. We had computer 

problem here; we're going hack to look at it. 
We'll advise you later. 

00 21 hi 3h P Okay. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS 

00 22 llf 03 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

00 22 lh 16 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

00 22 lh 33 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. If you read 

this, place your Adapter C-"band to CONTINUOUS and 
be advised you have a medical data pass on the 
Pilot at Canary Islands. Acquisition 01, 12:32:U7. 

00 22 16 15 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

00 22 16 36 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. If you read, 

place your Adapter C-hand to CONTINUOUS. 

00 22 16 hi C Roger, reading you loud and clear. Over. 

00 22 16 50 CC Roger. Reading you five square. Did you copy on 

the C-hand? 

00 22 16 5 h C Roger. C-band the Adapter to CONTINUOUS. 

00 22 16 58 CC Roger. Understand. Thank you. And be advised that 

the Pilot has a medical data, pass over the Canaries. 
That your acquisition time is 12:32:47. 

00 22 17 12 C Roger. 12:32:47. 

00 22 17 15 CC Roger, That's today. 
00 22 17 28 CC Good morning, Gordo. 

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00 22 17 29 C Good morning. 

00 22 17 31 CC How're you feeling? 

00 22 17 33 C Fine. 

00 22 17 37 CC Talk to you about what we're going to do here with 

the computers and the Fuel Cell. 

00 22 17 kk C Okay ... 

00 22 17 ^7 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Would you put your Fuel 

Cell O2 Quantity on please? 



00 22 17 52 C Roger. Will do. 

00 22 17 58 CC Gordo, on the next pass over the States, what we 

want to do is bring up the computer and give you 
a DCS load for 18-1 and then take a look at the 
computer memory to make sure we've got the right 
numbers in there. We're a little bit concerned 
that the last time we had a poor telemetry readout 
o f the numbers . 



00 22 18 20 C Okay. 

00 22 18 22 CC Then after we've done that and we're satisfied that-- 

what we '11 do before we bring this computer up is 
drop some of the other things off the line so that 
the total amperage is about the same. Then after 
we 've checked the computer over one of the next 
sights you pass over, we'll have you turn off the 
computer after your contacts here; and then we'll 
bring that second section back on the line and see 
how that works. 



00 22 18 kd C Okay. 

00 22 IS 52 CC We're also trying to figure out some king of REP 

exercise. We've finally gotten a vector on where 
the REP is and we'd like to use some of that Delta 
V and see if we can't let you play some games with 
the REP. 

00 22 19 08 C We're, are you all reading some fluctuations on the 

common control bus down there? 



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Stand by. 


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If the monitor shows any thruster firing — We haven't 
"been firing any thrusters and about every 7 to 10 
seconds it'll give quite a little jump. 


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Yes, we're reading the same thing. 


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Okay. 


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Gemini-5, Houston here. We're not concerned about 
the voltage. It looks okay here on the ground. 


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Okay, fine. 


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Hey, Gordo. This is Houston Flight. 


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Gemini-5, this is Houston Flight. 


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Houston Flight, Gemini-5. 


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That 02 purge went very well. It built the thing 
right up to prelaunch standards. 


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Oh, very good. 

CANARY ISLANDS 


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Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We're standing 
by for blood pressure on the Pilot. 


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Gemini-5, Canary surgeons. Your cuff is full-scale. 


00 


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Roger. We have solid C-band track. 


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Roger. Solid C-band track. 


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Gemini-5, we have a good blood pressure. Give me 
a mark when you begin exercise. 


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Stand by; MARK. 


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You got the thing on there? 


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. . . blood pressure. 


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00 22 35 51 C Roger, the ... looks pretty good, it's been quite 

clearly. 

00 22 35 5k P RCS Ring B source pressure, PCM count 150. We're 

still counting 19 on Fuel Cell O2. 

00 22 36 13 C Either one of the two ... here, are quite good. 

00 22 36 Ik CC Gemini -5, we have a good blood pressure. Standing 

by for your water and sleep report. 

00 22 36 2k P Roger. This is Gemini -5 Pilot. Water is up around 

5-1/2 pounds now total and got an hour- -an hour and 
a half worth of sleep. I had a little catnap just 
a little while ago. 

00 22 36 k9 CC Roger, Gemini-5. Everything is looking good here 

on the ground. We have about two more minutes of 
pass so we 're standing by, 

00 22 36 kS C I don't know if it was that one or the other one. 

00 22 36 61 C Well, they just want one picture, don't they? ... 

00 22 38 56 P All right, the river just to the ... 

CARNARVON 

00 23 07 05 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Bring up your UHF 

transmitter. 

00 23 07 15 P Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini-5 here. 

00 23 07 lfl CC Roger. Gemini-5. I have a briefing for you for 

your stateside pass this orbit. 

00 23 07 26 P Okay. Is it experiments or just briefing? 

00 23 07 29 CC It's a briefing on a power down and power up and 

loading your computer. I'll give it to you now. 
Starting at Guaymas with an AOS time of about 13 
hours, K6 minutes, they want you to assume an 
attitude of 000 or l8o, whichever you prefer. Turn 
off the OAMS line heaters, ACME and the Horizon 
Scanners and the C-band adapter beacon. Okay, next 
power up the IGS power supply and the computer in 
Prelaunch Mode. At Texas acquisition, which is 



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about two minutes after Guaymas contact, they'll 
update you an 16-1 computer load. The ground wants 
to take a look at the loads on T/M, and check it, 
and then they'll have you power down the IGS and 
the computer on a ground cue. After the IGS and 
computer power down is complete, they want you to 
bring up the Secondary Coolant Loop and place the 
Fuel Cell Section 2 Power Switch on. Okay, after 
Section 2 is on the line, power up the ACME and 
Horizon Scanners. They want to complete this before 
Bermuda LOS to have a look at that Section 2. 

00 23 09 11 P Okay. Let me see if I got all this. At Guaymas 

AOS, 13: 46 approximately, assume a 000 or ISO 
attitude, turn the OAMS heater off, ACME off, the 
Scanners off, bring the IGS on, bring the computer 
on, on ground command after receiving a load power 
down, bring up the Secondary Coolant Loop, the No. 2 
Fuel Cell, bring the ACME back on the line and the 
Horizon Scanners. 

00 23 09 1+2 CC Okay. On that power down at Guaymas, also place 

the C-band adapter to COMMAND in addition to 
heaters, ACME and Horizon Scanners. 

00 23 09 5^ P Got it. 

00 23 09 56 CC Okay. And on the IGS and the computer power down, 

wait for a ground cue. 

00 23 10 02 P Okay. Now . . . 

00 23 10 10 CC Go ahead. 

00 23 10 13 P I was just looking at the Flight Plan here. We'll 

have to cancel that D-6. 

00 23 10 18 CC That's affirmative. 

00 23 10 22 P We'll have to cancel both D-6's; no, the D-6 and the 

° D-J+. No, we might get the V-k and D-7 at lU:l6 or 

so, whenever that is, or l4:13. 

00 23 10 32 CC Right. Your flight advised to scrub the D-6 Experi- 
ment at 13 hours, 58 minutes. 

00 23 10 kO P Okay. 

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00 23 10 kl CC Okay. We're scheduled also for an H £ purge over 

this here station at this time. Would you give 
me a mark when you start your purge. 

00 23 10 50 P Okay. Stand by. 

00 23 11 02 P Stand by, purging No. 1. MARK. 

00 23 11 06 P Just a second, I didn't get it. 

00 23 11 09 P Stand by. MARK. 

00 23 11 23 P No. 1 Section ready to purge. Complete. Stand by. 

MARK. No. 2 start. 

00 23 11 30 CC Roger. 

00 23 11 37 C No. 2 complete but ... 

00 23 11 ^3 CC Roger. 

00 23 12 00 CC Okay. Are saying looks good on the ground, Gemini. 
00 23 12 03 C GO up here. 

00 23 12 20 CC Gemini, Carnarvon. Do you have any comments on the 

procedure for the stateside pass on this power up 
and power down? 

00 23 12 30 P That's negative. Looks pretty straight- forward. 

00 23 12 33 CC Roger. 

00 23 1^ 18 CC Gemini, this is Carnarvon standing by. 

00 23 Ik kk P Carnarvon ... transmit at this time. Thank you. 

00 23 Ik k9 CC Roger, Gemini- 5. 

00 23 Ik 36 P Carnarvon ... UHF transmitter at this time. Thank 

you. 

00 23 Ik kl CC Roger, Gemini -5. 

00 23 15 26 P Carnarvon, Gemini -5. 

00 23 15 28 CC Go ahead. 

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00 23 15 33 P Be advised that we just had the Ring A RCS Heater 

light come on and I put the Ring A RCS heater on. 

00 23 15 hi CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

00 23 h6 25 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ- AID. Bring up your 
UHF transmitter. 

00 23 46 35 CC T/M solid at Guaymas. 

00 23 46 37 P Good morning, Guaymas, Gemini-5 here. 

00 23 46 39 CC Good morning. How are you doing? 

00 23 46 40 P We're GO up here. Be advised that we're in a 000- 

degree attitude, with the CAMS heater off, the 
ACME off, the C-adapters in COMMAND, scanners off, 
the IGS is on, and the Computer is on. 

00 23 46 53 CC Okay, I'm showing you in Prelaunch Mode, showing 

your attitude to be 000. 

00 23 46 59 P Roger. 

00 23 47 07 CC And ... people say you're GO down there. 
00 23 47 11 P GO up here. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS 

00 23 43 58 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. Good morning. 
00 23 49 03 C Good morning, Houston. Gemini-5 here. 

00 23 49 06 CC How are you doing? 
00 23 49 08 C Swell. 

00 23 49 10 CC Good hoy. We're going to he sending a computer 

update here as soon as we have real good solid l/M. 

00 23 49 18 C Okay, we're standing by. 

00 23 49 20 CC Okay. 

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00 23 k9 27 P Now while we're waiting, the only thing that we've 

noticed, we've had the RCS radiator heater light 
come on twice and I 've put the heater on for 3 to 
k minutes, and it's put it out. 

00 23 1*9 37 CC Okay, have you been putting both heaters on when 

it comes on? 

00 23 k9 hO P Yes. 

00 23 k9 k2 CC Okay. 

00 23 50 Ok CC Gemini -5, you can put your T/M switch to COMMAffi). 
00 23 50 09 C Roger, T/M to COMMAND. 

00 23 51 17 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. While we're waiting to get 

the computer updated, GPO would like to have you 
record this squelch setting on your UHF and HF, and 
record the times that you change the squelch set- 
tings, if you change them. 

00 23 51 3*+ P We haven't changed anything since lift-off on 

squelch. I just had the DCS light and pushed it 
down. 

00 23 51 k2 CC Okay. That was just a Tx we sent up. We're trying 

to get a readout on the load in the computer now, 
and then we're going to send up another one and 
read it out. 

00 23 51 50 C Okay. 

00 23 51 53 CC What are your squelch settings, Pete? 

00 23 51 58 P UHF squelch setting is just a little bit between 

OFF and 1. Why, are we good or bad? 



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You 're 


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Okay. 


00 23 52 19 


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Okay. 


00 23 52 23 


p 


Roger. 


00 23 52 2k 


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have you powered down in just a second. 
00 23 52 27 P Okay. 

00 23 53 3k CC Gemini-5, Houston here. You can turn your computer 

power off, and then turn your IGS Power off. And 
when you get that done, you can turn the Secondary 
Coolant Loop on and come on with the Section 2 Fuel 
Cell power. Your load was a good load there, 
Gemini-5 • 

00 23 5k 00 P Roger, Houston, stand by for bring in Section 2 

Power on. We've got the IGS shut off, we're over 
in ACME, the computer is powered down, and we're 
bringing the No. 2 Fuel Cell on the line. 

00 23 54 Ik CC All right. 

00 23 5k 22 P And it came on just fine. 

00 23 5I+ 2k CC Very good. 

00 23 5 k 26 P It's reading a little low, but I think it will 

probably take a while. 

00 23 5k 30 CC All right. We want to look at it now as you go on 

over Bermuda, and we'll let you know how it's making 
out. 

00 23 5k 38 P Okay. Secondary A Coolant Pump is on. 

00 23 5k k2 CC Okay, very good. What are your readings onboard, 

Pete? 

00 23 5k 51 P Okay, I'll give you a full status here. The--oops, 

I got another DCS light--the reading is: 1A amps 
are 5, IB is about k.6, 1C is about 5-5. end second 
cell is down a little bit; it's reading 3«0> 3.0, 
3.5. 

00 23 55 Ifl CC Okay, very good. 

00 23 55 20 P The main bus looks like about ll-l/ 2 on No. 1 and 

about 7.9 on No. 2. 

00 23 55 29 CC Okay. Could you give us your main bus voltage also, 

please? 

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00 23 55 hd P Roger. Main bus voltage is 27-1/2, Squib 1 and 

Squib 2 are about 26, controls about 25.8. 

00 23 56 06 CC All right. Have you turned your ACME and Horizon 

Scan back on, Gemini-5? 

00 23 56 21 P No, we just brought the scanner back on and we have 

the ACME converter on, ACME bias power primary and 
we're in the Pulse Mode. 

00 23 56 58 CC Okay, very good. 

00 23 56 58 CC Gemini-5, the Fuel Cell 2 is just a little bit cold, 

and we expect that as soon as it warms up that it 
should come up and start taking its share of the 
load. 

00 23 57 07 P That's what I figure. Yes, it looks gooa; stack 

voltages are higher, stack voltages are the same as 
No. 1 and it's beginning to pick it up] now it's 
up to 8.0. 

00 23 57 19 CC Okay, very good. 

00 23 57 37 P Probably means they can save some weight ana remove 

the heaters . 

00 23 57 hO CC Yes, looks that way, doesn't it? I didn't realize 

that you were a heater test pilot. 

00 23 57 ^7 P I didn't either yesterday. 

00 23 57 5h CC We sure got lot of fuel cell experts on the ground 

here this morning, Pete. 

00 23 57 59 P I'll bet you do.' 

00 23 58 Oh CC They had to put bars on the windows to keep them 

out. 

00 23 58 13 CC Gemini-5, Houston Flight. 
00 23 58 15 P Good morning. 

00 23 58 17 CC Good morning. The morning headlines say your flight 

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00 23 58 25 P Sorry to disappoint them. I just told Gordo a few 

minutes ago we'd just passed a milestone; we only- 
had 7 more days to go. 

00 23 58 37 CC Roger. 

00 23 58 kO CC Pete, they've got a clock down here that gives you 

the time to end the mission and it's not running 
right now, "but yesterday it said 198 hours. 

00 23 58 55 CC Your wives also made the front page this morning. 

Very good pictures, and they look very pretty. 

00 23 59 07 P Roger. Did you tell them we're doing fine and tell 

the doctors we 're drinking lots of water? But 
neither one of us has been too hungry. We have had 
two meals, but we haven't eaten all of them. 

00 23 59 27 CC How much water have you drunk, Pete? I 've got notes 

here from Neal, that's Elliot, that says your last 
drink was at 01:05, 01:04. 

00 23 59 kO P I've almost had 6 pounds, and Gordo has had about 

6- 1/2 pounds ; and we 're being pretty generous with 
the gulps. 

00 23 59 50 CC Okay, you've had 6 and Gordo's had 6-1/2. 

00 23 59 5^ P That's good numbers. 

01 00 00 02 CC Pete, Gemini-5, this is the Surgeon. 
01 00 00 07 P Go ahead. 

01 00 00 09 CC Pete, this is Jack. This 6 pounds and 6-1/2 - are 

you doing this all with gulps or do you use the 
water bag at all? 

01 00 00 21 P Except what we put in the food. 

01 00 00 2k CC Gemini-5, go to Fuel Cell H 2 Quantity Read for a 

minute. 

01 00 00 kl CC ECS 02 now for a minute. 

01 00 00 57 CC Okay, you can put it back off. 

01 00 01 37 CC Gemini-5, your fuel cells look very, very good here 

on the ground. We're happy with them. 

01 00 01 1+6 P Roger. 

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CANARY ISLANDS 

01 00 10 08 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 

for you on this pass; we are standing by. 

01 00 10 17 C Roger, Canary. Gemini-5. We have something for 

you. At Ik we're supposed to make a D-U/U20 
measurement, and there's nothing around to make it 
on. 

01 00 10 30 CC Roger, what do you want the next flight? 
01 00 10 35 P I don't have any recommendations. 

01 00 10 i+3 CC We have no recommendations for you on that. 
01 00 10 1*9 P Keep trying. 

01 00 10 59 CC What do you read on main bus and main amps? 

01 00 11 0k C Okay. Main bus is reading 10.5 and main bus current 

is --oops, let me check it. 

01 00 11 15 p Main Bus Voltage No. 1 is 27.3. Main Bus Current 

No, 1 is 10.5, Main Bus Current 2 is 8. 

01 00 11 28 CC Roger. 

01 00 11 33 p The count on the Fuel Cell O2 is still 19. 

01 00 11 39 CC Roger. 

01 00 12 50 CC Gemini-5, Flight advises if you cannot do 420, you 

should do Sequence No. U015. 

01 00 12 59 p Roger. 

01 00 13 25 P Canary, Gemini-5. Be advised that the ... will try 

a U011+. 

01 00 13 32 CC Roger, copy kOlk. 

CARNARVON 

01 00 k2 33 C Hello, Carnarvon. Gemini-5 here. 

01 00 k2 35 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Roger, go ahead. 

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01 00 U2 37 C Would you take our D-1+ data at this time; we are 

doing 1+10 Alpha. 

01 00 1+2 1+5 CC Roger. 

01 00 1+2 1+7 C Our status is GO. 

01 00 1+2 52 CC Roger, you are GO on the ground. 

01 00 1+3 57 C Carnarvon, Gemini-5. You getting anything on the 

B-k on the ground? I don't see anything on the 
gage up here. 

01 00 1+1+ 03 CC Say again about gage read. 

01 00 1+1+ 06 C Roger. I say, are you getting any of our D-1+ on 

the ground? I don't show any readings up here on 
the gage. 

01 00 1+1+ 10 CC We see telemetry but we haven't been able to lock 

on as yet; it's very noisy. 

01 00 1+1+ 19 C Okay. 

CARNARVON 

01 00 1+9 53 CC Gemini, Carnarvon. We've got about a minute to LOS. 

Standing by. 

01 00 50 00 P Gemini-5, Roger. 

01 00 50 02 CC We can't help you on that experiment data. We're 

recording the telemetry but we're not reading 

out all the data. 

01 00 50 11 P Roger. 

01 00 50 ll+ CC Have you had any luck with the gage reading? 
01 00 50 16 P Oh, maybe a little. 

GUAYMAS 

01 01 20 ll+ CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM standing by. 
01 01 20 36 C Roger, Guaymas, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 



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01 01 20 1+0 CC Roger, we'll stand by if you need anything. 

01 01 20 1+3 C Okay, very fine. 

01 01 23 32 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 

01 01 23 1+1+ C You're looking mighty pretty down there, Guaymas. 

01 01 23 50 CC Say again. 

01 01 23 51 C You're looking mighty pretty down there. We're 

directly overhead. 

01 01 23 5h CC Oh, it sounds like you woke up. 

01 01 23 57 C We've been awake quite awhile. 

01 01 21+ 00 CC Did you hear us when we called Pete on that position? 

01 01 21+ 07 C I don't know whether I did or not. 

01 01 21+ 09 CC Okay, we just wondered whether you stirred, whether 

or not we woke you up. 

01 01 21+ 12 C No, that's right; we were powering up then for a 

prime plot ... on everything. 

01 01 21+ 18 CC All right. 

01 01 21+ 21 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. How do 

you read? 

01 01 21+ 30 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. How do 

you read? 

01 01 2k 1+7 P Here, talk into the recorder. 

01 01 21+ 50 P At 15:25 I'm starting a little series of pictures, 

going right down across Mexico. 

TEXAS 

01 01 21+ 59 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. How do you read? 

01 01 25 03 P Roger, Houston. Gemini-5, reading you loud and 

clear. 



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01 01 25 05 CC Roger. We're having a little trouble picking up 

your D-U/D-7 signals on the ground, and we'd like 
to check out the D-H/D-7 transmitter on the path 
across the States here. So we'd like to have you 
put the power switch ON, the IR switch ON, and the 
transmitter switch ON. 

01 01 25 30 P Okay. 

01 01 25 33 CC We would like to have you Just leave them on until 

after you completed the D-6 over Bermuda and then 
turn them off when you complete the D-6. 

01 01 25 h2 P Okay. 

01 01 25 Uh CC Okay, very good. Have you had to break any of those 

little blue bags yet? 

01 01 25 50 P That's negative. 

01 01 25 53 CC Okay. How about Gordo? 

01 01 25 55 P That's negative. 

01 01 25 56 CC Okay, how about LIOH? Have you had any on your tie- 

down? 

01 01 26 01 P No, no, not that we could detect. 

01 01 26 Ok CC Okay, very good. How's everything else going? 

01 01 26 08 P Pretty good. 

01 01 26 10 CC Very good. 

01 01 26 11 P If we can boresite Kindley, I've got the big lens in 

here, and it's really fantastic. 

01 01 26 16 CC What did you say, Pete? 

01 01 26 18 P I said I've got the big lens in here, and I can see 

through it something fantastic. If I could just 
find the point with it. 

01 01 26 28 CC How are you doing with the tracking on that? Is it 

pretty easy or pretty difficult? 

01 01 26 33 P No, we just started. I just got it all put together. 

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01 01 26 37 CC Okay. We've got another person here who would like 

to talk to you for a couple of minutes. 

01 01 26 kk CC Gemini-5, this is Surgeon. Gordo, tell me about 

this sleep story here for a second. We're having 
trouble trying to get straight on the ground what 
both of you have done with sleep. As we figure it 
from your reports so far, it appears that you have 
had roughly 2 hours apiece. Is that affirm or have 
you had more than that? 

01 01 27 09 C That's about right. Maybe a little bit of a catnap 

in addition to that. 

01 01 27 15 CC Gordo, what seems to be bothering the sleep? Are 

you having trouble if the other guy is transmitting? 
Does this seem to be bothering the sleep? 

01 01 27 23 C Flight plans haven't been arranged where one guy 

could sleep. It's been where both of us have been 
having to do some of these tasks. 

01 01 27 33 CC Okay, then let's check the food parts, another area 

that we seem to have trouble getting straight 
records here. Pete said on the last pass that you 
have had at least parts of two meals, and I take it 
that's Meal A and Meal B from the first day. Now is 
that all you have eaten today? 

01 01 27 59 C That's affirmative. 

01 01 28 01 CC Okay, fine. One other question we ought to get some 

answers on. Are you using the exerciser for any 
other times than over the medical data passes? Are 
you using it just for general exercise? 

01 01 28 16 C We didn't have time yet. 

01 01 28 18 CC Okay. 

01 01 28 21 CC Gee, I thought you were just loafing up there. All 

this comfort time to do nothing. 

01 01 28 26 C Pete has to keep pumping the foot generator pretty 

hard. 

01 01 28 32 CC We should have one aboard. 



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01 01 28 35 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 

01 01 28 39 C Go ahead. 

01 01 28 kO CC Roger, you have a GO now for 33-1 , and we put the 

33-1 T R time in your computer, so you're all set. 

01 01 28 1+8 C Roger, thanks. 

01 01 28 1+9 CC Okay, good luck on your D-6. 

01 01 28 55 P Thank you. 

01 01 28 59 CC Roger, and Gemini-5, we'll have a UHF-6 check now. 

01 01 29 10 C Roger. 

01 01 29 lh C What is it they just said? 

01 01 29 16 P Live voice going out on the network. 

01 01 29 17 CC How does the weather look over the States right now? 

01 01 29 20 C Roger, pretty nice; the clouds are just faintly 

scattered. 

01 01 29 26 CC Okay. 

01 01 29 30 C It's pretty shiny. 

01 01 29 32 CC Say again. 

01 01 29 3^ C It's very sunshiny. 

01 01 29 36 CC Roger. 

01 01 29 38 P I think we just passed Houston. 

01 01 29 hi CC Where did you pass? 

01 01 29 1+2 C Came right over Houston Just momentarily ago . 

01 01 29 kk CC Roger. 

01 01 29 1+6 C I get it now. 

01 01 29 1+7 CC Roger. 

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01 01 29 1+7 C Look back at it now. 

01 01 29 50 P Boy it's really clear down there! I can see all the 

towns and the highways and-- 

01 01 30 01 C Roger, we're coming in over the Cape now. We can 

see the Cape very clearly. 

01 01 30 06 CC Can you see the pads very easy? 

01 01 30 08 C Roger, we can see the pads; you can see the cause- 

ways. 



01 


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CC 


Roger, they really stand out with the contrast. 


01 


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They sure do. 


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CC 


Have you got the D-6 equipment all set up? 


01 01 30 19 


p 


We're ready to roll. 


01 


01 


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p 


Now get to 30-degree pitch down. What was the time 
on that thing? 


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Shortly. 


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Okay. How's the weather out over the Atlantic? 


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58. 



01 01 30 35 C Very nice. It's light scattered clouds, quite 

sunshiny. 

01 01 30 37 CC Okay. 

01 01 30 kO P Shiny. 

01 01 30 k8 C I'll tell you one thing we noticed, it looks like 

our oxygen pressure may have gone back up just a 
little. 

01 01 30 5k CC Okay, we've had it holding for a long time. We've 

had a couple of extra PCM counts now, so we're all 
set . 

01 01 31 21 P Okay, yaw right 2 degrees. 

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01 01 31 26 C Okay. 

01 01 31 33 C Get it sill down here. 

01 01 31 35 P Oh, oh! Oh, oh! 

01 01 31 kO C What's the matter? 

01 01 31 kl P Got the wrong lens on here. 

01 01 31 !+3 P It won't make any difference, though. 

01 01 31 55 P Oh, darn! It's the 200mm. 

01 01 31 59 P Okay, can you see Bermuda out there anywhere? 

01 01 32 Ok P Stick your gunsight right on. 

01 01 32 35 C ... there's something going on out there. 

01 01 32 45 P 

01 01 32 55 C I don't know where it is; I've been there but-- 

01 01 32 59 P ... southern ... No, that's a naval station. 

01 01 33 Ik C I don't believe that's the main island anyway, is 

it? 

01 01 33 16 P 

01 01 33 23 P It's not till 58; that's not right. 

01 01 33 26 C No. 

01 01 33 28 P What the heck is wrong with my clocks? 

01 01 33 35 P Oh, I got the wrong darn figure. Wait a minute. 

What the heckl I got a 15:33. We just must have 
passed it. 

01 01 33 50 C I don't know where we would have passed it. 

01 01 33 52 P Yes, it must have been under that cloud. 

01 01 33 57 C There it is, there it is. Yes, it's off to the 

left. 

01 01 31* 02 P Yes, you're right on it. 

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01 01 3h Ok C I wonder which island it is now, I've forgotten. 

01 01 3h 07 P There's only one island, isn't it? Bermuda is just 

one island. See if you can see an airfield. 

01 01 3k Ik C Oh, yes. I guess those are dark clouds there. 

01 01 3k 19 P I guess we passed it. 

01 01 31+ 21 C I don't think so. No, right on time. We should he 

on it right now. 

01 01 3^ 26 P Yes, it should be right under us. 

01 01 3k 33 C I can't see anything out your window ... 

01 01 3k 38 P 

01 01 3 it 39 C ... right under us . ... right on it , right on our 

yaw track, there. 

01 01 3 It U5 C Say, I believe it was under some of those clouds 

back there. 

01 01 3U 50 P I'll tell you what; when we hit the coast of Africa, 

I'll try and get a picture. 

01 01 3h 59 P Okay, no joy. 

01 01 35 02 C Don't quit just yet. We might be — 

01 01 35 07 P Yes, I know ... 

01 01 35 28 C You still "have that RCS heater on? 

01 01 35 31 p Yes. ... stay on. 

01 01 35 1+0 C Well, they're automatic, aren't they? 

01 01 35 hi P No. Oh, yes. 

01 01 35liy C I have the safety cutoff on it ... 

01 01 35 50 P Yes, well ... 

01 01 35 57 c There's some pretty clouds. 



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01 01 36 Ok C Say, I don't need anything with it. I got enough 

bugs I can hold onto for tracking. 

01 01 36 hi C That hugger really gets hot! 

BERMUDA 

01 01 36 58 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, when you have completed your D-6 

experiment, you can put your power switch to OFF, 
your IR switch to OFF and your transmitter to OFF on 
your D-Vd-7 experiment. 

01 01 37 lU C Roger, read that. 

01 01 37 16 CC Okay, good. 

01 01 37 l6 C Roger, understand. 

01 01 37 17 C I don't think we ought to tell ... 

01 01 37 19 P Yes, tell him we — 

01 01 37 21 C Oh, this is all right ... 

01 01 37 28 P You ought to tell them that-- 

01 01 37 28 P Be advised, Houston, that we're leaving our RCS 

heaters ON and they're fluctuating between A and B. 
They seem to require heaters all the time. 

01 01 37 39 CC Houston, Roger, 

01 01 38 50 C Houston was just out from under that deck of clouds 

... Must have entered right about San Antonio. 

01 01 38 55 P Yes. 

01 01 38 56 C I didn't even see it and we Just practically slid 

clear past it. 

01 01 38 59 C I started hunting back up the coastline now. 

01 01 39 OU C Gee, you can really see the causeway today real nice 

- the Cape - the pad. 

01 01 39 21 P ... yes. You forgot to turn to RECORD. 



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CANARY 

01 01 1+2 1+5 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. I have nothing 

for you at this time. We are standing by. 

01 01 1+2 5h C Gemini -5, Roger. 

01 01 1*3 57 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You will have a 

medical data pass on the Pilot at Carnarvon this 
time. We would like to have you insert the tempera- 
ture probe approximately 3 minutes before Carnarvon 
acquisition. Carnarvon will have acquisition at ll+ 
hours 1+2 minutes. 

01 01 1+1+ 19 p Which were hours? 

01 01 1+1* 26 P Canary, say again acquisition time ik hours 1+2 

minutes. 

01 01 1+1+ 31 CC That's negative. Stand by. 

01 01 1+5 05 CC Gemini-5, that time for Carnarvon acquisition should 

be approximately l6 hours 17 minutes. 

01 01 1+5 17 C Roger, 16:17. 

01 01 1+5 20 CC That's affirmative. 

KAN0 

01 01 50 19 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 

01 01 50 37 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Over. 

01 01 50 1*2 C Roger, this is Gemini-5. 

01 01 50 1+5 CC Roger, I have a Flight Plan update for you. Are you 

ready to copy? 

01 01 50 52 C Go ahead whenever you want. 

01 01 50 55 CC Okay. We want you to add, I say add, a Radar Test, 

Kadar Test. The time is 01:17:01+: 33. I say the 
time again, 0l:17:0l+:33. Sequence Ho. is 08, 
Sequence is 08. Pitch 37 down, pitch 37 down, yaw 
50 right, yaw 50 right, radar to STANDBY, at 16:50:00, 
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01 01 52 11 P Roger, we got that. 

01 01 52 13 CC Okay, Gemini-5, this is Houston again. We would 

like to have you delete Experiment D-6 at 01:17:O7:0U, 
Sequence No. 13k t Mode 09. 

01 01 52 37 P Okay. 

01 01 52 38 CC All right. 

01 01 52 k8 CC And Gemini-5, this is Houston again. Be advised 

that the pitch and yaw angles correspond to the 
01:17:OU:33 time. 

01 01 53 Ok P Okay. 

CARNARVON 

01 02 17 2k CC Roger. Standing by for your blood pressure, Gemini-5. 
01 02 17 kO C Roger, full-scale. 

01 02 17 kk CC Roger. 

01 02 17 57 CC We have a good "blood pressure. Standing by for your 

exercise on your mark. 

01 02 18 02 P Roger, MARK. 

01 02 18 50 CC Observe your blood pressure cuff coming up. I need 

a little more pressure on that. 

01 02 19 15 CC Still didn't quite get full-scale, Gemini. 

01 02 19 26 CC We'll let it go at that. Stand by for CAP COM. 

01 02 19 36 CC Up to full-scale now. 

01 02 19 kO CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. We want to make a O2 

purge and an purge during this station pass on 
Section 2. We will observe the same items again, 
this time as we did last on the Ogj that is, if we 
have a Delta P change decrease in Fuel Cell 0 2 
Pressure we'll stop the Og purge immediately. We'll 
stand by for your mark when you're ready to purge 
your Og. 

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Roger, you want to purge 0 2 air lines and hydrogen 
both, don't you? 


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That's affirmative on Section 2. 


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23 


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Okay. 


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Roger, starting hydrogen purge on Section 2 now. 


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Way down. 


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Roger . 


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53 


p 


Commencing oxygen purge. 


01 


02 


20 


56 


cc 


Roger. 


01 


02 


21 


12 


cc 


Gemini-5, Carnarvon, what we're trying to do now is 
set up the regular purge cycle, 6 hours on each purge 
cycle, 6 hours on each section, but we're going to 
strike over Sections 1 and 2 at three-hour intervals. 


01 


02 


21 


31 


p 


Roger . 


01 


02 


22 


53 


p 


Hydrogen purge complete. 


01 


02 


22 


5^ 


cc 


Roger. 


01 


02 


23 


00 


cc 


Everything looks real good on the ground. I would 
like that onboard ... propellant readout. 


01 


02 


23 


08 


p 


Do you want propellant quantity? 


01 


02 


23 


11 


cc 


Roger. 


01 


02 


23 


12 


p 


7^ percent. 


01 


02 


23 


15 


cc 


And the pressure. 




no 


0"i 


on 




rTessure is cpu ... 


01 


02 


23 


27 


cc 


Say again, Gemini-5. 


01 


02 


23 


29 


c 


• • • 


01 


02 


23 


3h 


cc 


Roger, and the temperature. 


01 


02 


23 


36 


p 


The gage is 2250. 



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01 02 23 h0 C Okay, that's 2250 instead of 26. 

01 02 23 hh CC Right. How about temperature. 
01 02 23 k6 P All right, temperature . 

01 02 23 5*+ CC Say again temperature. 
01 02 23 56 C Roger, 65 degrees F. 

m 02 23 59 CC Roger, be advised that the Control Center ha* 
01 02 23 59 up a REP experiment, so we'll go on a. we 

planned. They are planning the burn over the 
States this revolution to bring down the energy. 
This will be done based on the time and the local 
horizon for attitude and the Houston CAP COM will 
intercept the H2 over Canton. 



01 02 2** 30 


C 


Roger 9 una.e r » u si iu » 


01 02 2U 52 


CC 


AH systems look good on une gruu«u.. 


01 02 28 1+0 


C 


You might as well put that ... 


01 02 29 k$ 


C 


, . . now. 


01 02 29 52 


P 


Okay ... 


01 02 30 01 


P 


... purging ... 


01 02 30 13 


P 


MARK. 


01 02 30 16 


P 


Oh, darn eameral What's the matter? 


01 02 30 21 


P 


Two. 


01 02 30 28 


P 


Three. 


01 02 30 30 


P 


Get back in there. 


01 02 30 35 


C 


Backed up. 


01 02 30 36 


P 


Yes. 


01 02 30 37 


P 


Four. 


01 02 30 hi 


P 


... about this camera. It wasn't quit* 



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don't know. ... ask for the adapter. 



01 02 30 52 


P 


All right now, hold it on you for 2 minutes. 


01 02 30 5^ 


C 


Okay. 


01 02 30 55 


P 


Mark the time, 2 minutes. 


01 02 30 59 


p 


It's 3^:30, 


01 02 31 11 


c 


Okay ... 


01 02 31 12 


p 


... boy, oh boy ... water, kOO ... 


01 02 31 33 


c 


Yes, I got it. 


01 02 31 35 


p 


. . . drink of water . . , 


01 02 32 01 


p 


Okay, I'm wondering if the data ... 


01 02 32 Ok 


p 


Four more photos. 


01 02 32 09 


p 


Okay, looking real, real good. Are you ready? 


01 02 32 1<3 


c 


Yes. 


01 02 32 19 


c 


1, 2, 3, k. 


01 02 32 35 


c 


The camera is not . . . 


01 02 32 k2 


p 


All right, I got the recorder off. 


01 02 33 06 


p 


. . . recorder off. 


oi 02 33 13 


p 


• • • 


oi 02 33 18 


c 


A'DDarentLv* it didn 1 1 trAntnnrt +h*» -Pi T m 


01 02 33 23 


p 


... is bigger than heck. 


01 02 33 1*5 


c 


... full, 


01 02 33 k7 


p 


Yes. 


oi 02 33 U6 


c 


Okay. 


01 02 33 5*+ 


p 


# • • 



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01 02 3*+ 16 


P 


. 4UU j DSCKj iiOi.u ... ior a lew buiiuucb • 




01 02 3k 31 


P 


... 




01 02 3k 37 


P 


I. nli 

404 ... 




01 02 3k 57 


P 


... ready j got it ngnx on xnere. 




01 02 35 06 


C 


Yes. 




01 02 35 33 


c 


That It? 




01 02 35 3k 


p 


Yea ... IR off ... off, ... off. 




01 02 35 57 


p 


... it's plain enough ... log yet. 




01 02 36 04 


c 


• • • 




01 02 36 30 


p 


Looks good, looks clear. 




01 02 39 08 


cc 


Gemini-5, Geminl-5, this is Houston here. 


Over. 


01 02 39 32 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 


Over. 


01 02 39 37 


c 


Roger, Houston. Gemini-5. 




01 02 39 *»0 


cc 


Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Be advised 
there will be no CAMS "bums over the States. We 



01 02 39 57 C Roger, understand, no rendezvous, and there will . 

be no burn. 

01 02 40 02 CC That's affirmative. Later on in the mission we 

expect to do some bums; we can bring the platform 
up and we'll run through some exercises using the 
fuel for that. 

01 02 40 15 C Okay. 

01 02 40 29 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. 
01 02 40 33 C Go ahead, this is Gemini-5. 

01 02 40 36 CC Roger. For your information the REP is about 375 

miles out in front of you at the present time. 

01 02 40 43 C Roger. 

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m 




Uo 






i\uger t c HJi you. Btiii see une xignu; 


01 


02 


i+o 


50 


c 


Not lately. 


01 


02 


1+0 


52 


cc 


Okay, better take your vision test again. Would you 
put your ECS 0^ Heater to AUTO, please. 


01 


02 


1+1 


07 


c 


... You're fading in on your last transmission. 


□1 




*+l 


11 


cc 


Roger, I say again, would you put your ECS Op Heater 
to AUTO? Your ECS 0 2 Heater to AUTO. c 


01 


02 


1+1 


24 


c 


Roger, turned on ... 


01 


02 


1+1 


32 


cc 


Roger, Be advised that the Flight Plan updates 
that you had for your pass across the States will 
remain the same. 


01 


02 


41 


43 


c 


Roger. Understand. 


01 


02 


1. T 
1+1 


1. r- 

45 


cc 


Okay. We've got another 2 minutes here; I'll just 
stand by. 

HAWAII 


01 


02 


43 


50 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. 


01 


02 


43 


55 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 


01 


02 


43 


57 


cc 


We transmitted a Ty to you, we have nothing for you 
- the Gemini-5 is standing by. 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


03 


c 


Roger. Thank you very much. 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


06 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. Correct that, we have an 
update for you. Ready to copy? 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


16 


c 


Roger. 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


19 


cc 


Say again. 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


21 


n 


vxciiij.il x j j. a x wu *~^ry * 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


22 


CC 


Roger. This is S-6 ... 01 day 17:12:00, Sequence 
No. 08, large star. Do you copy? 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


45 


c 


This is Gemini-5. Affirmative. 


01 


02 


1+1+ 


55 


cc 


Did you copy that, Gemini-5? 



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01 


02 




58 


c 


Gemini -5, affirmative. 


01 


02 




01 


cc 


Roger. 


01 


02 


k5 


08 


cc 


Gemini, what's your status? 


01 


02 




11 


c 


Gemini-5, our status is Green. 


01 


02 


h5 


13 


cc 


Roger. 


01 


02 


h9 


h9 


c 


Same ... is on the radar as earlier. 



01 


02 


55 


17 


CC 


01 


02 


55 


21 


P 


01 


02 


55 


2k 


CC 


01 


02 


55 


25 


P 



range rate bounced from stop to stop a couple of 
times and then settled down on zero. 

GUAYMAS 

Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM standing by. 
Hello, Guaymas. Gemini-5 here. 
How you doing? 

We're ... status is Green, I think we got some good 
D-k and D-l on the moon this last pass. And we've 
been taking all the gear down now. We got four 
pictures of the moon with each magazine - 12 pictures. 

01 02 55 k2 CC You say you got four pictures of the moon and what 

else? 

01 02 55 1*5 P We got four pictures of the moon with each magazine. 

12 pictures total. 

01 02 55 51 CC Okay, I got that. 

01 02 55 55 P And we've continually had these RCS heater lights 

come on, so we've just turned RCS heaters on and 
left them on. 



01 


02 


56 


01 


CC 


Roger . 








01 


02 


56 


27 


CC 


Gemini-5, 


Gemini-5 » 


this is Houston. 


01 


02 


56 


35 


CC 


Gemini- 


-5, 


Gemini-5, 


Houston. 


01 


02 


56 


53 


cc 


Gemini- 


-5, 


Gemini-5, 


Houston. 


01 


02 


57 


06 


cc 


Gemini- 


-5, 


Gemini-5 j 


Houston . 



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122 CONFIDENTIAL 

01 02 58 30 CC Gemini -5, Houston here. 

01 02 58 33 P Hello, Houston. Gemini -5 coming up on El Paso. 

01 02 58 37 CC Roger. Say, when you make this pass across the Cape 

with that Radar Test, we'd like to have you power 
down your horizon scanners and bring your computer 
up in the Catch- Up Mode. 

01 02 58 5 1 * P Okay, Houston. Put your radar to ON and we'll bring 

the . . . Turn the scanners off and we ' 11 bring the 
computer up with the Catch-Up Mode. 

01 02 59 02 CC Roger. And if you have any problem with Delta P 

lights, we want you to turn the computer back off 
again, of course. 

01 02 59 08 P Roger. Computer is on - would like to bring the 

MDIU on. 

01 02 59 lb CC Well, we're trying to keep the power down here, Pete, 

and the only reason we're bringing the computer up 
is we can't get the data out of the radar unless we 
got the computer up, 

01 02 59 26 P Okay, we just passed El Paso International ... 

01 02 59 29 CC Very good. 

01 02 59 31 p Boy, it's a pretty day out there; you can really see 

well . 

01 03 00 12 CC Gemini -5, this is Houston. 
01 03 00 15 P Go ahead, Houston. 

01 03 00 17 CC Why don't you go ahead and power up the MDIU then? 

It's only a quarter of an amp and maybe you read 
something out on the range and range rate, 

01 03 00 26 P Roger, we got a computer light on going to the 

Catch-up Mode. 

01 03 00 30 CC Okay. 

01 03 01 26 P Well, we just passed Houston a couple of seconds ago. 

01 03 01 30 CC Did you see me wave? 

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123 



01 03 01 32 P ... that way. 

01 03 01 35 CC Okay. 

01 03 01 k2 CC Gemini-5, did you see the Domed Stadium when you 

went over? 

01 03 01 k6 P You could just see Galveston Bay; there are some 

clouds in between us and we're north of you. 

01 03 01 51 CC Okay. 

TEXAS 

01 03 Ok 07 P Radar lock-on. 

01 03 Ok 11 CC Very good, very good. 

01 03 OU 15 P Boy, here you go, radar lock -on at 248.66 miles. 

01 03 Ok 20 CC Very good. 

01 03 Ok 27 P ... locking right down there at 222. 48 as we go by 

the Cape. 

01 03 Ok 33 CC Thank you. 

01 03 Ok kl CC Do you think you can make a letdown on that? 

01 03 Ok kk P You bet - not only that, but I wish we hadn't had 

the other problem, because I think we'd have caught 
the REP. 

01 03 Ok 52 CC Yes. 

01 03 Ok 56 P Yes, we just went by the Cape, 166.92. 

01 03 Ok 59 CC Roger. 

01 03 05 10 P Closest approach is l6U miles. 

01 03 05 36 CC Gemini-5, when you have completed your radar pass, 

we'd like to have you turn off your radar again; 
turn your computer off and bring your horizon scan- 
ners back up. 

01 03 05 kB P Roger. 

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01 03 05 55 P We're still getting readout - 2h8 miles. 

01 03 05 58 CC Roger. 

01 03 06 01 P Roger ... Yes, lost lock. 

01 03 06 30 CC Gemini -5, Houston. Give us a call when you get 

powered "back down again. 

01 03 06 3k P Roger. This is Gemini-5. We're powered back now, 

Chip. 

01 03 06 38 CC Okay. Fine. Listen, for your information, we'd 

like to have you complete that Laredo pass on the 
next pass and then it's time to get some sleep. 
Don't you think? 

01 03 06 50 P We heartily concur. 

01 03 06 55 CC Oh, yawn! 

01 03 06 57 ? I got Tsretty sleepy on the last night side. 

01 03 07 00 CC Roger, and if you're getting sleepy, go ahead and 

catnap around there. 

01 03 07 Oh P Say again. 

01 03 07 06 CC Don't forget the good old catnaps now when you're 

floating around. 

01 03 07 10 P Oh, yes. 

01 03 07 55 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Have the thrusters been 

making enough noise to keep you awake? 

01 03 08 02 P No, the thing that really makes the most noise, that 

I was wrong and Gordo was right, is the M-l Experi- 
ment. It keeps clicking away merrily. 

01 03 08 12 CC Oh, it makes a lot of noise, huh? 

01 03 08 lU P Yes, every time it cycles, the valves really "kafunk". 

01 03 08 U9 CC Gemini-5, the Flight Directors suggest that if you 

start liking the M-l maybe it will put you to sleep. 

01 03 08 56 P I like it: I like it: 

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125 



01 03 09 03 


CC 


01 03 51 50 


cc 


01 03 52 11 


cc 


01 03 52 17 


IT 


CO TO 

oi 03 52 19 




01 03 52 26 


p 


01 03 52 37 


cc 


01 03 52 U0 


p 


01 03 52 hh 


cc 



Not that much J 

CARNARVON 
Gemini- 5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
Gemini- 5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
Carnarvon, Gemini- 5. 

Roger. I have some PLA and CLA updates when 
you're prepared to copy. 

We're ready. 

Update only the PLA's. 

Ready to copy. 

Area 20-1*, 01 day 21 hours lh minutes kO seconds, 
8 plus 38, 15 plus 09. Roll left 51. Roll right 
69. The bank angles always are roll left 51, roll 
right 69. Area 21-4, 1 day, 22:148:28, 8 plus 19, 
15 plus 39. Area 22-3, second day, 00 hours 09 
minutes 13 seconds, 09 plus 29, 15 Plus 28. Area 
23-3, second day, 01 hours 43 minutes 32 seconds, 
8 plus 33, Ik plus 58. Area 2li-3, second day, 
03 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds, 8 plus 17, 15 plus 
kl. Do you copy? 

01 03 54 57 P You mentioned that last ©URC was 02:03:17? 

20 seconds? 

01 03 55 02 CC That last one, Roger, was 03 hours 17 minutes 

20 seconds. 

01 03 55 09 P Roger. I copy. Over. 

01 03 55 17 CC Understand as agreed? 

01 03 55 19 CC Roger . . . from the ground. 

01 03 55 56 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. The Areas 22-3 have marginal 

weather conditions. All the others, weather 
conditions are good. 

01 03 56 11 P Roger. Understand Area 22-3 and 23-3 have marginal 

weather. 

01 03 56 17 CC Roger. 

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01 03 


57 


07 


CC 


Gemini-5, we have nothing else. Just standing by. 


01 03 


57 


12 


P 


Roger, Gemini-5 ... 


01 03 


57 


1+6 


CC 


Did you turn your ACME off? 


01 03 


57 


51 


p 


We have completely. We're just drifting. 


01 03 


57 


55 


CC 


Eoger . 


01 03 


58 


37 


CC 


Gemini, Flight advises that they have no great 
concern over power at this point. 


01 03 


58 


1+1+ 


p 


Roger. 


01 ok 


01+ 


01 


p 


Under control here. 


01 ok 


01+ 


05 


CC 


We heard something about locking on with the radar 
over the Cape. Have any success with it? 


01 01+ 


01+ 


10 


p 


Yes sir; worked very well. 


01 ok 


01+ 


Ik 


CC 


Man -oh -man.. 


01 ok 


01+ 


23 


p 


We're real happy with the fnel cells; we think that 
the situation is very stable. Coolant loops are 
working okay in both sections. Appear to be in very 
good shape. 


01 6k 


01+ 




CC 


Roger . 


01 ok 


01+ 


38 


p 


To the point where we think we can do most anything 
we want to at this moment. 


01 OU 


01+ 


1+0 


CC 


Sounds good. 

HAWAII 


01 ok 


18 


59 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


01 ok 


19 


05 


p 


Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 


01 ok 


19 


07 


CC 


Roger, I've got a Flight Plan update for you when 
you're ready to copy. 


01 ok 


19 


12 


p 


Roger when you want. 


01 01+ 


19 


18 


p 


Roger, go ahead. 



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127 



01 Ok 19 21 CC Roger, S-7 first day 20:Ol+:l+3. Sequence 03, Command 

Pilot only, followed immediately with a 0*+. That's 
a Sequence Ok. 

01 0U 19 k9 P Roger, that's S-7, 01 :20:0l+:l+3, Command Pilot only, 

Sequence 03, immediately followed by a 0k. 

01 01+ 20 01 CC Roger, also a S-8/D-13. First day 18: 3^:38, Sequence 

03, pitch down 30 degrees, yaw right 37 degrees. 

01 0U 20 29 P Okay, 01:18:3^:38, Sequence 03 for a S-8/D-13, pitch 

down 30, yaw right 37. 

01 0l+ 20 1+1 CC Roger, we have a map update on the first day at 

19:36:1+8. under remarks it's 128.1 degrees East on 

Rev 19. 

01 0l+ 21 06 CC Roger, you start your chart at the same time. It's 

right ascension 2 hours plus 12 minutes. 

01 01+ 21 18 P Roger, right ascension 2 hours plus 12 minutes. 

01 01+ 21 21 CC Roger, be advised you have a UHF-6 over the States. 

01 01+ 21 27 P Roger, UHF-6 over the States. 

01 0l+ 26 37 P Okay, the voice tape is on and the time is 18:26:1+0. 

The photometer is installed. Let's see, ... 26:1+0 
on Day 1. Photometer is installed in the window 
and calibrate position , looking at the dark hole . . . 
window calibration. 

01 0l+ 27 17 P Okay, now. 

01 01+ 27 25 P I am removing the photometer from the window. Of 

course, I'll have the sun in proper location and 
mark the start. 

01 01+ 27 1+9 C 

01 01+ 27 51 P Huh. 

01 0l+ 28 05 P See that gage moving at all, Gordo? 

01 01+ 28 06 C Yes. ... peg to peg. 

01 01+ 28 20 P Now how about it? 



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01 


Al. 

04 


aQ 

2o 


22 


C 


No , that didn 1 t move . 


01 


Ok 


28 


29 


P 


Hey, by golly, I'll do it one more time. 


01 


04 


28 


3k 


P 


And the time at the end of that one was l8:28:U5 
I'm commencing another one at 18:29:00 — 


01 


Oil 


28 


51 


P 


MARK. 


01 


ok 


29 


05 


P 


Wow how is it? 


01 


ok 


29 


15 


c 


All right, it's okay so far. 


01 


ok 


29 


17 


p 


Is it reading some number? 


01 


ok 


29 


18 


c 


Yes. 


01 


ok 


29 


25 


p 


* * * 


01 


ok 


29 


37 


p 


Mark the end at l8: 29:45. 
GUAYMAS 


01 


ok 


29 


k9 


cc 


Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 


01 


rill 

04 


29 


57 


p 


Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 


01 


Ah 
04 


30 


01 


cc 


How are you doing up there? 


At 
01 


04 


30 


02 


p 


Doing fine. 


01 


Al, 

04 


30 


aQ 

Oo 


cc 


Okay, we're looking pretty good here. I'll be 
standing by for you. 


01 


Ok 


30 


11 


p 


Okay, thank you. 


01 


Ok 


30 


13 


c 


Okay, thank you. 


01 


Ok 


30 


17 


c 


What do we have to do this Stateside pass, now? 


01 


Ok 


30 


27 


p 


Okay, we have to do this Vision Test at 3k here, 
get in position right now, because we aren't too 
from it. 


01 ok 


30 


51 


c 


Okay, I'm in Mode 1. 


01 


Ok 


30 


56 


p 


3*+: 38, okay, pitch down 30, yaw right 3^, yaw 
right 37. 



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m a)i oi rsc 
01 04 up 






01 04 31 14 


P 


l O "3 k 
L, d, 5, 4. 


01 04 31 « 


r 


Man t rinn't tVH nit we're ever scoine to see it. Look 
at the clouds. 


01 04 31 25 


C 


Yes. 


01 04 31 27 


C 


Well, let's see. 


01 Ok 31 3 1 * 


P 


Holler at 34:38. 


01 04 31 37 


c 


Okay, 32 now. 


01 04 31 46 


p 


Gordo, was that Houston? We sure should see it. 


01 Ok 31 49 


c 


Yes. 


01 04 32 15 




» • « 


01 04 32 25 


p 


What time? 


01 04 32 27 


c 


33 - almost. 


01 04 32 37 


c 


Going to yaw slightly right now. 


01 04 32 53 


p 


Holler at 34. 


01 Ok 33 15 


c 


3k in 20 seconds. 


01 04 33 17 


p 


Yes, I ... 


01 04 33 20 


c 


Yes. 


01 Ok 33 22 


p 


It ' s going to ... 


01 Ok 33 25 


c 


Yes, I'm afraid it's going to he. 


01 04 33 29 


p 


Recorder's on, coming up on 3k. And I don't helieve 
we ' re going to see the site . Sure . . . 


01 04 3k 01 


c 


34:20. Might he lucky. 


01 Ok 3k 29 


c 


There's the light now right down there. There they 



are. 



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01 Ok 3h 39 C Nope, those are clouds, by golly. There's the tip 

of the light down to lead in to it. 

01 01+ 35 03 C I'm afraid they were right there under that light, 

because there's the town. 

01 0k 35 10 P ... pretty here . . . 

01 0k 35 22 C See the airfield right there. 

01 Oh 35 23 P Okay, okay, get the nose further. Now, you ' re 

rolling me out of the picture; I can't see it. 
Roll right. 

01 Oh 35 37 P Get a little bum dope on steering. That's causing 

a twist again. 

01 0k 35 k2 C Yes. 

01 0k 35 ^6 P ... have the airfield here . 

01 0k 35 1+9 C Now you're coming around to it. 

01 0k 35 51 P 

01 OU 35 53 C Yes, but I think it was back in there under the 

clouds ... the airfield. Wasn't it? 

01 01+ 35 58 P Yes. 

01 01+ 36 03 C Yes. See, it's back in under that silver cloud. 

There. 

TEXAS 

01 01+ 36 07 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

01 OU 36 10 CC Go ahead. 

01 0l+ 36 12 P Yes, we seemed to have missed it. We can see Corpus 

all right and our yaw angles weren't too good that 
you gave us so that the airfield there at Laredo 
passed under our nose, but we'd already got by them 
by the time we picked up the airfield. 

01 0k 36 28 CC Okay, you were supposed to be quite a ways north of 

the thing there, Pete, and it wasn't the best pass. 
It was the best pass we had today. 



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01 Ok 36 39 P °kay. 

01 OU 36 1+2 CC Say, I would like some information from your Vision 

Test. Can you tell me what your scores were? You 
know, the inside-the-Spacecraft vision test. 

01 (A 36 52 P Oh, well, they're stored in the Vision Tester, we 

took them yesterday and I'd have to get them out 
for you. Want me to get them out? 

01 OU 37 00 CC Oh no, it's not necessary right now. I'll tell you 

what, from now on we'd like to get back on the sleep 
cycle that we've got in the Flight Plan and we really 
want you to get to sleep now. 

01 0k 37 17 C Yes, we both logged a little on the last night side. 

01 0k 37 22 CC Say again. 

01 0k 37 23 P We both got some on the last night side. 

01 01+ 37 26 CC Okay, very good. 

01 0l+ 37 37 CC Let me ask you a question. Did you pick up any good 

acquisition aids for that Laredo thing? 

01 0l+ 37 1+5 P We have Houston in sight down there, clearly. 

01 0l+ 37 1+6 P Loud and clear. 

01 01+ 37 1+9 CC Roger. 

01 0k 37 53 C See it right here. 

01 01+ 37 58 C Morgan's Point, there, coming in down there. 

01 01+ 38 03 P Yes. 

01 0l+ 38 32 CC Gemini-5, Houston here again. We'd like a summary 

of your experiments which you've accomplished and 
where you think we stand. We'd like to have you 
prepare this and give it to us at some later time. 

01 01+ 38 1+6 P Here, I can give it to him right now. 

01 OU 38 1+9 P I can give it to you right now. 

01 01+ 38 52 CC Okay, if you want to do that. 

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I'll read them down in the order that you sent them 
up. On the first D-4Vs, we deleted, both that and 
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Look at Florida there, would you! 


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Yes. 


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Okay, go ahead now. 


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And we missed the first Apollo Landmark, got the UHF 
Test, got the second Apollo Landmark. We missed the 
D-5 at 01:12:10. 


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And we got the D-4, Sequence 411 and 412. We deleted 
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Okay. 


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Roger. 


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We did not do the D-4/D-7, 420, but we did get the 
410A and the 405. We got the D-l Sequence 01 and 
the D-4 Sequence 422. 


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We got the S-6 Sequence 8; we're standing by for ■ 
S-7. Copy? 


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Roger, you got the S-6 Sequence 8. I missed the 
first. 


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Yes, you gave us a large storm at 01:17:12:00 to 
photograph and we got it. 


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Okay, that was a S-7 there, right? 


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Another thing here, Gemini- 5. 


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haven't done those yet. 

01 Ok kl 32 CC Yes, I mis-spoke myself. We have it listed here as 

a D-6, and I meant to say D-6. Can you go through 
the first part of your thing again, S-8? 

01 Ok kl kl P Yes, we deleted the first D-U/D-7 at Hawaii. We got 

the two S-6 Sequence 8's at 01:07:1+8:26 and 
01:09:22:49. We did not get the Apollo 208 the first 
time. We got the UHF check. 

01 Ok kl 1+7 CC Okay. 

01 0l+ 1+1 1+9 P We got the two S-6 Sequence 8's at 01:07:48:26 and 

01:09:22:1+9. 

Okay. 

We did not get the Apollo 208 the first time. 

Okay, I got that part of it, Pete. How about the 
S-8/D-13 at 1:06:20? 

Say again. 

Say again, Houston. Say again, Houston. 
I think you lost them. 
Roger, how about S-8/D-13 at 1:06:20? 
Oh, the Vision Test. 

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01 Ok 1+2 37 CC Yes. 

01 0U 1+2 38 P That was in the Flight Plan? 

01 Ok 1+2 1+0 CC Yes. Actually, we added it to the Flight Plan right 

there, Pete; it wasn't in the printed Flight Plan. 
I guess those are probably the Vision Tests that you 
did onboard, aren't they? 

01 01+ 1+3 01 P That's affirmative. We've Just done one of those. 

And I also did the photometer window scan for the 
first day. I just did that before the Laredo pass 
just now. 

01 Ok 1+3 11 CC Okay, you did the photometer window scan, Roger. 
01 01+ 1+3 lk P Yes, the first day window scan. 

01 01+ 1+3 15 CC Okay. 

01 0l+ 1+3 17 P Now for the photographs, we've taken about 85 S-5 

and S-6 pictures. 

01 01+ 1+3 30 CC You say you have taken about 85 S-5 and S-6. Is 

that right? 

01 01+ 1+3 36 P That's affirm. 

01 01+ 1+3 hO P Houston, Gemini-5, do you read? 

01 01+ 1+3 1+1+ CC Roger, I'm reading you again. We had LOS there. 

01 01+ 1+3 1+8 P Okay, let me make a suggestion; will you please be 

careful and send these things up to us in sequential 
order. We got a little fouled up. That's why we 
missed one or two of them. 

01 01+ 1+1+ 56 CC Roger, I think what happened is that those last ones 

there came up as sort of replacements for earlier 
ones. 

01 0i+ 1+5 05 P Okay. 

01 01+ 1+5 06 CC But I'll tell them to get them squared away in 

sequential order, Pete. 

01 01+ 1+5 11 P Very good; we're sliding right down the coast of 

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01 Ok 1+5 17 CC Any clouds down there? 

01 Ok 1+5 20 P Yes, quite a few big thunderstorms. 

01 Ok 1+5 26 CC Understand we got a great big thunderstorm in 

Antigua right now. 

01 Ok 1+5 3h P I think we're already by that ... 

01 01+ 1+5 38 CC Yes. 

01 01+ 1+5 1+9 P We got a picture of it, though. I did take a 

picture of that big thunderstorm over Antigua. 

01 01+ 1+5 53 CC Okay. 

01 0l+ 1+5 56 P What number is it? 

01 01+ 1+5 58 C Number 30— ... 

01 01+ 1+5 58 CC Say, did you pick up any good landmarks near Laredo 
? ^ that might help you acquire it in the next couple 

of days? 

01 01+ 1+6 09 P There » s a big lake out there . We got to get the 

lake shore sighted with the Laredo Air Field. 

01 0l+ 1+6 16 CC Okay. One thing that you might sort of keep in mind 

the next time you go by there and look at it; there's 
some roads leading out to those things that you're 
supposed to look at there and there's some concern 
that you might mistake the road for the panels, so 
if you see that the road is misleading, give us a 
call and we'll see if we can't get the thing fixed 
up so that it doesn't look like the panels. 

01 01+ 1+6 1+3 P Okay. Looks like they had about as good a weather 

as we could expect there. 

01 01+ 1+6 1+7 CC Okay. 

01 01+ 1+6 51 C Which wasn't very good. 

01 0l+ 1+6 56 P You're on Picture 30-what? 

01 01+ 1+6 58 C 31. 

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01 0U 1+7 01 CC Gemini-5, we'd like to have you delete the aero-med 

pass over Carnarvon; we'll pick it up over Hawaii. 

01 Ok 47 03 C I took those going across Florida and— 

01 Oh 1*7 08 P Okay, understand. Delete the aero-med pass over 

Carnarvon and pick it up at Hawaii. 

01 Oh hi 11 CC Roger. 

01 Oh k7 15 P Okay, that's with a-- 

01 Oh 1+7 17 C That was S-5 and S-6. 

01 Oh 1+7 18 P Six. No. 

01 0l+ 1+7 21 CC And your primary 0 2 pressure looks very good; we'll 

just leave it right in Auto Heater there. 

01 01+ 1+7 26 P Okay. 

01 01+ 1+7 29 P Time was ... 

01 01+ 1+7 3*+ C All right, I just snapped off six series from 

Florida. 

01 01+ 1+7 36 P Wait a minute. Let me get this time, and I'll come 

back to you. 

01 01+ 1+7 1+1 C Okay. 

01 01+ 1+7 1+1+ P 18 :hh: 00. Okay, U. S. pass. 

01 01+ 1+7 51 C Primarily, from Florida on down through the Carib- 

bean to Antiqua. 

01 01+ 1+8 31+ P ... okay. 

01 01+ 1+8 36 C Okay. 

01 01+ 1+8 1+1 P 

01 01+ 1+8 1+6 C Well, I'll tell you that little nap I had on that 

last night side really helped. 

01001+ 1+8 51 P Yes, do you want to get the crab-top specification 

book out? I guess that you can read up on that. 



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01 Ok 1+8 56 P ... looks like . . . 

01 Ok 1+9 00 P You've got that at 01:20 :0l+: 1+3. I'm supposed to go 

to sleep right now ... 

01 0k 1+9 22 P I'm going to try right now. Okay. One revolution 

Son of a gun, get in there. 

01 Ok 50 10 P Okay, that's stowed. Unless something remarkable 

comes along like a — 

01 01+ 50 27 C About the next thing ... come along is they'll be 

wanting to purge the fuel cells. 

01 01+ 50 32 P Yes. 

01 Ok 50 36 C I suppose that would wake you up even if I tried 

purging them. 

01 Ok 50 39 P I don't think you can reach them from there. 

01 01+ 50 1+1 C I kind of doubt it. 

01 01+ 50 1+1+ P Okay, l6mm camera set. ... you get a med pass 

coming up. You got the bulb; here's the exerciser. 

01 0l+ 50 53 C Oh, Pete's keen. 

01 01+ 50 58 C I do appreciate it. 

01 0l+ 51 07 P Boy, are you going to look crusty in 8 days! He, 

he, he. 

01 OU 51 12 C You don't, ha,ha, you don't, ha, ha, look so red hot 

keen yourself I 

01 0l+ 51 17 P Oh, shut up! 

01 0l+ 51 27 C Ha, ha, ho, you just put-- 

01 01+ 51 38 C Experiment S-7, Cloud Top Spectrometer. 

CARHARV0N 

01 05 27 30 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
01 05 27 1+0 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

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01 05 27 h3 CC Roger, we'd like a purge on the fuel cell Section 

1, the 0 2 and the Kg. Exercising the same pre- 
cautions on the 0g. 

01 05 27 5U P All right, you want a purge on Section 1, 0 P and Hp. 

Right? 

01 05 28 03 P Roger, stand by one. 

01 05 28 05 CC Roger. 

01 05 28 28 P Crossover's on. 

01 05 28 30 CC Roger. 

01 05 28 31 P Purging H 2 starting. 

01 05 28 35 CC Roger. 

01 05 28 k& P Roger, we had a fuel cell Delta P light Section 1. 

01 05 28 51 CC Roger, we copied, 

01 05 29 lk P Are you ready for the oxygen purge? 

01 05 29 16 CC Roger, go ahead. 

01 05 29 18 C Roger, oxygen purge starting now. 

01 05 29 26 CC We got a Delta P light. 

01 05 29 31 CC Stop the purge. 

01 05 29 33 C Roger, we've stopped. 

01 05 30 01 C Carnarvon, this is Gemini-5. 

01 05 30 03 CC Go ahead. 

01 05 30 0k C I didn't have the Crossover on; I woke up out of a 

sound sleep to do the cell. Let's try it again. I 
didn't have the Crossover open. 

01 05 30 13 CC That explains it. 

01 05 30 16 C Stand by. 

01 05 30 19 CC MARK. 

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01 05 30 20 C Starting oxygen purge. 

01 05 30 22 CC Roger. 

01 05 30 28 C The pressure is holding good and no Delta P light. 

01 05 30 31 CC Roger, we confirm. 

01 05 32 11 CC Roger, we copy 0g purge off. 

01 05 32 15 P No, it's not off. Just 3 seconds, 2, 1, MARK. 

That's 2 minutes. 

01 05 32 20 P Well, what I'm going to do is give you the shot of 

hydrogen with the Crossover open and then another 
little squirt of oxygen to set the regulators 
correctly, because I didn't do it to hydrogen with 
the Crossover open either. 

01 05 32 36 CC Roger. 

01 05 32 38 C Okay, starting the hydrogen now. 

01 05 32 kl CC Roger. 

01 05 32 58 C I got 10 seconds of oxygen now to set the regulator. 

Starting the oxygen purge now. 

01 05 33 Ik CC Gemini-5, Roger. After our LOS will you place your 

T/M switch to STANDBY 1. 

01 05 33 26 C ... purge is finished and Crossover ia OFF. 

01 05 33 31 CC Roger, would you place your Tape Playback Switch 

to recycle to the RESET position. 

HAWAII 

01 05 49 28 CC Gemini -5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 

01 05 50 ^7 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5» this is Houston here. Over. 

01 05 51 Ik CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Over. 

01 05 53 23 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 

01 05 53 29 C Go ahead, this is Gemini-5. 

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01 05 53 33 CC Roger, Gemini -5, Houston here- We were trying to 

get you earlier. I just want to check out the Wheel, 
ing voice loop. Now we've taken care of the situa- 
tion. 

01 05 53 ^2 C Okay. 

01 05 53 hk CC Roger. How do you read us through the Wheeling? 
01 05 53 h8 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. 
01 05 53 50 C Roger, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 

01 05 53 52 CC Roger. We have your temperature. Standing by for 

your blood pressure. 

°1 05 53 55 C Okay, serving blood pressure now. 

01 05 5^ 10 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is 

full-scale. 

01 05 5^ ^6 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 

you begin your exercise. 

01 05 5k 51 C Roger, starting exercise now. 

01 05 55 29 C Ending exercise now, sending blood pressure now. 

01 05 55 33 CC Roger. 

01 05 55 h0 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

01 05 56 13 CC Real fine blood pressure that time. Standing by for 

your water and sleep report. 

01 05 56 20 C Okay. One moment. Roger on the water. Command 

Pilot has drunk 1 ounce over 7 pounds and the Pilot 
has drunk not quite 7, 1 ounce over 6 pounds. 

01 05 57 05 CC Understand, 1 ounce plus 7 for Command Pilot, 1 ounce 

plus 6 pounds for Pilot. How about sleep report? 

01 05 57 12 C Roger, the Pilot has been asleep here on and off. 

He's gotten a couple of real naps here, I think. I 
had about h5 minutes of sleep on the ... previous 
night time. The Pilot's M-l cuffs appear to have 
quit working. We can hear the little bottle still 
actuating but apparently the cuffs are no longer 

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actuating . 

Oi 05 57 hk CC Roger, understand Pilot's M-l cuffs are actuating 

but not insulating. 

01 05 57 1+9 C That's affirmative. 

01 05 5 y 52 cc Thank you, Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon out. 
01 05 57 55 C Roger. 

01 05 00 1+6 C That will be 01:20:01. Experiment will be starting 

in 3 minutes. 

01 06 01 1+8 C Large mass of cumulo mixed with cirrus clouds above. 

Quite heavy swirl in them, and I am taking the first 
photograph at 01:20:02:30. 

01 06 02 19 C LOS made at l8. 

01 06 02 31 C That was made ih. 

01 06 02 58 C Here comes some slightly heavier cumulus clouds, 

thicker. 

01 06 03 07 C 20:03:30, first picture at l8. 

01 06 03 38 C Second picture at ik. 

01 06 03 1+6 C Now. 

01 06 0k 02 C ... was about 30 to 1+0 degrees and zero yaw. 

01 06 Oil 08 P The time is 02:03:55 on the first day, night pass, 

and I believe we're over Africa, blunt end forward. 
I observe the large red meteor entering on a wester- 
ly heading below us. 

GUMMAS 

01 06 0k 08 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 
01 06 0l+ ll+ C Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

01 05 01+ 16 CC Okay. How are you going? 
01 06 01+ 18 C ... very well. 

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Okay, you're looking good here. If you need any- 
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Okay, mighty fine. Thank you. 


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Really beautiful; haven't had much of a chance to do 
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Just passed right overhead; looks real good. 


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We've had some beautiful weather since we've been 
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Okay, I've got a couple questions here on whst. 



you've accomplished earlier. I'd like to know if 
you did the Cabin Lighting Survey that we think you 
had scheduled for 01:06:40:00. I also have a 
question on two D-6 experiments. One was supposed 
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whether you did these or not. 



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clouds . 


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just trying to get squared away exactly what you had 
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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


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Roger. We have you GO on the ground and we'd like 
to get a ground readout of your cryogenic quantities 
Would you go to your switch position, please? 


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now. 


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Gemini-5, CSQ has a Flight Plan update. Are you 
ready to copy? 


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01 07 13 01+ CC Roger. MSC-1 time 1 day, 21:52:00. Sequence No. 02. 

End time 1 day, 22:1+1+: 00. Cabin lighting 1 day, 

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23:00:00. Booster illumination check, time 1 day, 
23:32:00. The last two items only if it does not 
interrupt the Pilot's sleep. Do you copy? 

01 07 Ik 06 C Roger, I ... 

01 07 lk 12 CC CSQ has nothing further; we're standing by. 
01 07 lU 16 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

HAWAII 

01 07 29 06 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

01 07 29 11 C All right, Hawaii. Gemini- 5. 

01 07 29 13 CC Roger. We've got your data from the ground. We're 

copying your tape dump. 

01 07 29 18 C Roger. 

01 07 30 05 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We're standing by. 
01 07 30 10 C Roger. Everything's GO up here. 

01 07 30 13 CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

01 07 38 53 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 
01 07 38 59 C Roger, Guaymas, this is Gemini-5. 

01 07 39 01 CC Okay, how are you doing up there? 
01 07 39 03 C Roger, mighty fine. 

01 07 39 Ok CC Okay, you're looking real good here on the ground. 

We'd like you to turn the ECS 0 2 Heater Switch to 
the OFF position. 

01 07 39 11 C Roger, ECS 0 2 Heater to OFF. 

01 07 39 13 CC Roger. 

01 07 39 16 C It's OFF. 

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01 07 39 18 CC All right. 

01 0? 39 25 CC Are you all squared away; do you need anything at 

all? 

01 07 39 29 C No, I don't "believe so. I believe I'm in pretty good 

shape . 

01 07 39 33 CC Okay. 

01 07 39 3k C Thank you. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
01 08 1*1* 26 CC Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 

01 08 H lH P Good morning, CSQ CAP COM. Gemini -5 here. 

01 08 hk kk CC Eoger, Gemini-5, CSQ. You're scheduled for a Fuel 

Cell Section 2 Purge over this site. That's 13 
seconds on Hydrogen, 2 minutes Oxygen. 

01 08 kk 55 P Roger. 

01 08 kk 58 P ... Gemini-5 is GO. The Command Pilot has commenced 

his 6-hour sleep period. 

01 08 1*5 05 CC Say again the last. 

01 08 1*5 07 P Roger, the Command Pilot has commenced his sleep 

period . 

01 08 1*5 11 CC Roger, copy. 

01 08 45 19 P Gemini-5 on hydrogen purge. 

01 08 45 21 P MARK. 

01 08 1*5 36 P Hydrogen purge complete. Gemini-5 ... Og purge. 

01 08 1*5 1*5 C MARK. 

01 08 1*7 50 C CSQ, Gemini-5. Fuel Cell 0 2 purge complete and no 

trouble . 

01 08 1*7 56 CC Roger, copy. We would like the condition of your 

M-l Experiment equipment. 

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01 08 1+8 03 P Okay. I got it running again ... the problem. With 

the extension to the suit, the — the spool on the Bio- 
Med plug had come loose and we repaii^ed it and it's 
operating again. 

01 08 U8 17 CC Roger, copy. Also like the amount of D-1+/D-7 tape 

used. 

01 08 1+8 23 P Roger, wait one. 

01 08 1+8 1+1 P We used 31 minutes and 12 seconds. 

01 08 1+8 1+5 CC Copy. 

01 08 1+8 1+7 CC ... like to know your intentions on the sleep cycle . 

They'd like you to use the nominal and ... D-13 and 
M-9 Experiments. 

01 08 1+9 02 P Be advised that the Pilot slept the short rest period 

fully and that the Command Pilot has commenced his 6 
hours sleep period on schedule. 

01 08 1+9 15 CC Roger, copy. 

01 08 1+9 1+8 CC Gemini -5, CSQ has nothing further. We're about one 

minute to LOS and we're standing by. 

01 08 1+9 55 p Gemini -5 reads you. 

01 08 50 50 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 

01 08 50 53 P Go ahead. 

01 08 50 51+ CC Roger. You have a critical tape dump over Hawaii 

and advise your lighting experiment should be per- 
formed heads up. 

01 08 51 01 P Roger. 

HAWAII 

01 09 03 30 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. 

01 09 03 35 P Hello, Hawaii, Geraini-5. Go ahead. 

01 09 03 37 CC Roger. I have a tracking pass update when you're 

ready to copy. 



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01 09 03 k3 P Roger, wait one. 

01 09 03 59 CC Roger. 

01 09 Ok 08 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. Map update 2:00:05, 59 

degrees East, copy? 

01 09 Ok 30 F Roger. Understand map update 02:00:05, 59 degrees 

East. 

01 09 0k 38 CC Roger. Star update, 2:00:05, 2 hours 1+ minutes kO 

seconds. Do you copy? 

01 09 04 56 P Star 02:00:05, 2 hours k minutes kO seconds. 

01 09 05 03 CC Roger. 

01 09 05 06 P Did you get the tape dump okay? 
01 09 05 09 CC That's affirmative. 

01 09 06 30 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. We're standing by. 
01 09 06 3k P Roger, Gemini-5 is Green up here. 

01 09 06 37 CC Roger, 

01 09 06 1+5 P One thing, Hawaii, it looks like our hydrogen pres- 

sure is building up. It's ... the point of fanning 
or getting close to it. Can you check on that? 

01 09 06 56 CC Roger, Gemini-5. 

01 09 07 32 CC Gemini-5, can you get me a readout? We hold 275 

pounds. 

01 09 07 1+0 P Okay. I read up here that my quantity is 95% and 

the pressure is 630. 

01 09 07 55 CC Roger, 630, 85%. 

01 09 08 12 P The percentage was 95%. 

01 09 08 20 P Did you copy, Hawaii? 

01 09 08 23 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii, say again. 

01 09 08 25 P I said the quantity was 95%. 

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01 09 08 29 CC Roger. Understand. 

01 09 08 i+9 CC Gemini-5, can you get me a Cabin Light Survey? 
01 09 08 53 CC Disregard, Gemini-5. 

01 09 08 56 P Okay, I'm in the process of doing it now. 

01 09 08 58 CC Roger. 

01 09 09 12 CC Gemini-5, that pressure buildup looks like about 

nominal. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

01 09 2k 3b CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We have nothing for you this 

pass. We'll be standing by if you need us. 

01 09 2k kl P Roger, RKV. Gemini-5 here. Be advised that we're 

going to skip the Thruster Illumination Check. The 
Pilot is eating, the Command Pilot is sleeping. 

01 09 2k k9 CC Roger. Understand. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

01 10 20 36 CC CSQ on the ground, we have nothing for you this pass. 

Standing by. 

01 10 20 59 P CSQ, Gemini-5. Roger. 

01 10 21 09 P CSQ, Gemini-5. Our status is Green. 

01 10 21 13 CC CSQ, copy.. 

01 10 36 08 P Going to Horizon Scan Mode at this time, and the time 

is 00:37:30, second day. The Horizon Scan Mode is 
chattering and we're having daytime with a high sun. 
We have some pretty large buildups on our right, and 
I suspect the horizon scanner ... The time is 02 
days 01 hours 10 minutes 10 seconds. Observing some 
very large thunderstorms and lightning flashes and-- 

HAWAII 

01 10 39 01 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

01 10 39 06 P Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini-5 here. 

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01 


10 


39 


08 


CC 


Roger, Gemini- 5. All systems are Green. We'd like 
you to cycle your Quantity Read Switch and give us 
readouts. 


01 


10 


39 


15 


P 


Okay. We're Green up here. 


01 


10 


39 


19 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


10 


39 


23 


p 


Okay. ECS O2 is 92$ and that's reading 770. 


01 


10 


39 


37 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


10 


39 


1+0 


p 


Fuel Cell 0 2 is 9!+$ and that's hanging right in 
there at 60. 


01 


10 


39 


1+7 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


10 


39 


51 


p 


And hydrogen is 96, and it reads 65O. 


01 


10 


39 


59 


CC 


Roger, understand. Gordo still sleeping? 


01 


10 


1+0 


05 


p 


He Just woke up. 


01 


10 


1+0 


08 


CC 


Pass along our congratulations. He just passed his 
old record. 


01 


10 


1*0 


15 


p 


Great minds work in the same circle. I have a note 
here in the Fliirht Plan to remind him congratulations , 


01 


10 


1+0 


23 


CC 


Not supposed to be talking, Pete. We'll see you 
tomorrow. 


01 


10 


1+0 


33 


p 


Roger, see you tomorrow. 


01 


10 


ho 


1+2 


CC 


You'll have a UHF Type 6 over the RKV. 


01 


10 


hi 


17 


CC 


We'd like to remind you that you'll get your block 
updates over the RKV; also, in addition to that, UHF 
Time 6. 

-*- J ST * 


01 


10 


hi 


21+ 


p 


Roger, Understand UHF -6 and block updates over RKV. 
Standing by. 


01 


10 


hi 


30 


CC 


Roger . 


01 


10 


h3 


09 


c 


Hawaii, Gemini -5- 


01 


10 


h3 


12 


CC 


Go ahead. 



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01 


10 


43 


lk 


P 


GMT time hack, please. 


01 


10 


43 


26 


CC 


Roger, I'll give you a time hack at 43:20. 
I'll give you one at 43:30. Or do you want 
even minute? 


01 


10 


43 


28 


P 


Give me on the even minute . 




J.VJ 








x\ugcx^ , x ii give it> TjO you on nt.uy, 


01 


10 


43 


52 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii. Do you read? 


01 


10 


43 


54 


P 


Go ahead. 


01 


10 


43 


57 


CC 


Stand by. 3, 2, 1. 


01 


10 


44 


00 


CC 


MARK. 



01 


10 


58 


20 


CC 


01 


10 


58 


24 


P 


01 


10 


58 


29 


CC 


01 


10 


58 


36 


CC 


01 


10 


58 


k9 


P 


01 


10 


58 


53 


CC 


01 


10 


59 


10 


p 


01 


10 


59 


12 


CC 


01 


10 


59 


14 


p 


01 


10 


59 


17 


CC 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
Gemini-5, Gemini-5 , this is RKV CAP COM. Over. 
RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5. You are coming in weak. 
Roger, Gemini-5. 

Gemini, Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. We have your 
systems GO on the ground. We have some PLA updates 
for you. Acknowledge when ready to copy. 

RKV, updates . . . 

Gemini-5, this is RKV for a short count. 1, 2, 3, 
**» 5, 5, k, 3, 2, 1. How do you read? 

... GO up here . 

Roger. Are you ready to copy? 

Raady to copy. 

Area 25 Delta, 04:09:27, l8 plus 56, 23 plus 17- 
Roll left 51, roll right 69. Area 26 Delta, 
04:44:32, 16 plus 53, 21 plus 13- Roll left 51, 
roll right 69. Area 27 Delta, 07:25:03, 13 plus 
38, 18 plus 07. Roll left 51, roll right 69. Area 
28-2, 08:58:17, 11 plus 42, 16 plus 23. Roll left 
51, roll right 69. Area 29-2, 10:33:39, 9 plus 57, 



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15 plus 27. Roll left 51, roll right 69. 

01 11 01 hi P Okay. Give me Area 25 Delta again. 

01 11 01 hk CC Roger, Area 25 Delta, 0l+: 09:27, 18 Plus 56, 23 plus 

17. Roll left 51, roll right 69. 

01 11 02 08 P Okay. This is Gemini-5 here; we got them all. 

01 11 02 10 CC Roger, the weather in 26 Delta and 27 Delta is 

marginal. All other areas are good. 

01 11 02 21 P Roger. 26, 27 Delta marginal. Over. 

01 11 02 23 CC That's affirmative. 

01 11 02 36 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. Is the Command Pilot 

sleeping at this time? 

01 11 02 1*0 P He woke up a few minutes ago and he's gone back to 

sleep again. 

01 11 02 M+ CC Roger. When he wakes up, we'd like to pass on our 

congratulations to Gordo for surpassing his previous 
flight record. 

01 11 02 52 P Sure will. Have a note of it from Flight Command. 

01 11 02 55 CC Roger. 

01 11 03 1+5 P RKV, Gemini-5. 

01 11 03 1+7 CC Roger, go ahead Gemini-5. This is RKV. 

01 11 03 1+9 P How's the weather down there? 

01 11 03 51 CC Well, we're rocking and rolling. 

01 11 03 53 P What is your position off Lima? 

01 11 03 56 CC Our position off Lima. We're at 21 South 85. 

01 11 0l+ 0l+ P Roger. 

01 11 01+ 08 CC We're about 700 miles off the coast at the present 

time. We've got someone on deck trying to find you. 



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01 11 Ok 15 P Okay. We hit sunset awhile back. There is no sun 

shining on the spacecraft right now, so I doubt if 
you can see it. They did say they saw us one pass 
over Carnarvon. 

01 11 Oil- 27 CC Roger, we saw you last night. 

01 11 OU 29 P Oh, you did? 

01 11 Ok 30 CC Affirmative. 

01 11 12 29 P The time is now 13 minutes 20 seconds on the same 

night . Photographing with the l6mm camera the 
lightning flashes. I also noticed some ... meteor- 
ites may show on the film- 

01 11 37 2k P Getting the sunrise on the Cape on Day 2, 01:37:02. 

Sunrise . .. . 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

01 11 55 59 P Gemini -5, CSO CAP COM. 

01 11 56 22 P CSQ, CSQ, Gemini -5 here. Go ahead. 

01 11 56 25 CC Roger, Gemini-5. Would like to advise you that Pilot 

has an aero-med pass at the RKV, and acquisition 
time FKV 02:33:28. Do you copy? 

01 11 56 1+8 P Say again the time please. 

01 11 56 50 CC 02:33:28. 

01 11 56 58 P Okay, 02:33:28, medical data pass on the Pilot. 

01 11 57 Ok CC Eoger, we have you GO on the ground and we would 

like the Fuel Cell Purge Section 1, times nominal. 

01 11 57 13 P Roger, you want us to purge over you. 

01 11 57 17 CC Say again. 

01 11 57 19 P You want us to purge over you? 

01 11 57 20 CC That's affirmative. 

01 11 57 22 P Section 1. Is that correct? 



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01 11 57 2k CC Section 1, that's affirmative. 

01 11 57 ho P Okay. Stand by for hydrogen purge on my mark. 

01 11 57 U3 P MARK, 

01 11 57 59 P Hydrogen purge complete. Going to oxygen purge on 

my mark. 

01 11 58 13 P Purging oxygen. MARK. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

01 12 33 55 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. We have a good 

oral temperature. 

01 12 3l* 06 P Roger, RKV. Stand by for blood pressure. 

01 12 3k 08 CC Roger. I'd like to ask you how the fuel cell purge 

is or how it went over CSQ. 

01 12 3k 13 P Went Just fine. 

1 

01 12 Ik 15 CC Roger. Understand. Standing by for your blood 

pressure . 

01 12 3k 31 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV Surgeon. Your cuff is full- 
scale. Give me a mark when you begin your exercise. 

01 12 3k k& CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon, do you read? 

01 12 3k 52 P Reading loud and clear at this spot. 

01 12 35 08 P Stand by for the exercise on my mark. 

01 12 35 12 P MARK, 

01 12 35 1+5 P Stand by for . .. . 

01 12 36 00 CC Gemini-5, your blood pressure cuff is now full-scale. 

01 12 36 31 CC Flight, Gemini-5. We have a good blood pressure and 

are standing by for your food, water, and sleep 
report . 

01 12 36 38 P Roger. ... 

01 12 36 55 P ... Pilot's total water intake ... 3 ... 

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01 12 37 01 CC Say that again, Gemini -5- 

01 12 37 03 P Roger. The Command Pilot's total water intake 10 

pounds 3 ounces. 

01 12 37 09 CC I read 10 pounds 3 ounces. 

01 12 37 12 P Roger. The Pilot's water intake 9 pounds 7 ounces. 

01 12 37 17 CC Roger, I read 9 pounds 7 ounces. 

01 12 37 28 P Pilot just ate Day 2, Meal A, 3 ... chicken sand- 

wiches. He ate up the brownies. 

01 12 37 39 CC Say again on the brownies. 

01 12 37 1*1 P Probably half of them. 

01 12 37 ^7 CC Gemini-5, on the water, can you tell us something 

about the taste of the water you're drinking, please? 

01 12 37 53 P Tastes very good. 

01 12 37 55 CC Thank you. 

01 12 38 0k CC Can you give us sleep report, please? 

01 12 38 07 P Roger. The Command Pilot has been sleeping most of 

the sleep period. He's woken up for 10 or 15 minutes 
twice; otherwise everything is going fine. The pilot 
got more than the 2-hour nap period allotted . . . 

01 12 38 27 CC More than a 2-hour nap period, is that correct? 

01 12 38 31 P That's affirmative. 

01 12 38 32 CC Roger. 

01 12 38 3^ CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We'd like for you to keep 

the error scores for both you and the Command Pilot 
on the S-8 Experiment while you have the tester out. 
You understand? 

01 12 38 U9 P Yes, we'll record the scores on the S-8 and we'll 

send them at the end of the day. 

01 12 38 5 1 * CC Roger. We'd like to have a report over this station 

on the next pass. 



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01 12 38 59 P Okay. 

01 12 39 00 CC Roger. We'd also like to get a wet bulb and dry bulb 

reading from you at this time. 

01 12 39 06 P We don't have that. Will have to give it to you next 

time . 

01 12 39 09 CC Roger. 

01 12 39 13 P ... my temperature got down to !+6, so we actually 

heated it back up again ... cold. 

01 12 39 27 CC Say again, Gemini-5. 

01 12 39 29 P I say with two coolant loops running, our suit 

temperature got down to 1+6 in the full cold position, 
so we warmed it up a little bit. 

01 12 39 36 CC Roger. Understand. Do you have a recording on the 

last wet and dry bulb reading? 

01 12 39 1+2 P We haven't taken any. 

01 12 39 1+1+ CC Roger . We 1 11 stand by for the next time . 
01 12 39 1+6 P Okay. 

01 12 1+9 00 P The time is Day 2 , 02:50:1+5. I just passed Monte- 

video, South America, and I heard a pretty good gig 
on the canopy over my head like we might have gotten 
struck by a micrometeorite . Out. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
01 13 30 22 CC Gemini-5, Gemlni-5, CSQ. 
01 13 30 27 P Come in, CBQ, Gemini-5 here. 

01 13 30 29 CC Roger, we have you GO on the ground and I have an 

update for you. Ready to copy? 

01 13 30 31+ P Roger. We're GO up here. What kind of an update 

is it? 

01 13 30 38 CC I have a map update and a star update. 

01 13 30 1+1 P Okay. Wait one. 

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01 13 31 02 P Go ahead. Ready to copy. 

01 13 31 Ok CC Roger. Map update, time 02 days, 03:33:15. Longi- 
tude 9 degrees West, Rev 25, Star update, time 02 
days, 04:33:15. Remarks, 02:01:33. 

01 13 31 52 P Roger, CSQ, we copy. 

01 13 31 58 CC CSQ has nothing further, standing by. 

01 13 32 01 P Roger. We're on the Flight Plan; we're in the 

process of trying to see if we can do the vision 
Test at this time. 

CANTON 

01 13 1+5 k3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, over. 

01 13 J45 h& P Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

01 13 *t5 51 CC Roger, Pete. I've got some updates on primary land- 
ing areas. Are you ready to copy? 

01 13 1+5 58 P No, wait one. 

01 13 1+6 13 P Ready to copy. 

01 13 1+6 15 CC Roger. Area 27, Charlie 1, second day, 05:15:22, 

25 plus 18, 31 plus 11. Roll left 51 degrees, roll 
right 69 degrees. Weather is good. 

01 13 1+6 51 CC Area 26, C-2, second day, 06:53:01, 23 plus 1+8, 29 

plus 58. Roll left 51 degrees, roll right 69 
degrees. Weather good. These areas replace 26 
Delta and 27 Delta. 

01 13 1+7 38 P Roger, copied and understand replaced 26 and 27 

Delta. 

01 13 1+7 1+1+ CC Roger. These are both Area 26; however, they are 

about one revolution apart. We changed revolutions 
right between the two areas . 

01 13 ^7 53 P Okay. 

01 13 1+7 51+ CC Could I get a rundown from you on the spacecraft 

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01 13 h& 01 P All systems are Green. We Just took the cabin 

temperature reading of 72 with a 58 vet bulb for a 
56$ cabin. It's dry as a bone in here. 

01 13 k8 13 CC Understand. 72 degrees, 58 degrees wet bulb. 

01 13 k& 19 P Affirmative. 

01 13 k& 27 P I also show that our oxygen pressure is building up. 

I'm reading about 80 now. 

01 13 k8 3k CC Understand you are reading 80 on the oxygen pressure. 

That's Fuel Cell, right? 

01 13 U8 39 P That's affirmative. 

01 13 U8 h2 CC Roger. I have an ECOM system status for you. 
01 13 U8 k9 P Go ahead. 

01 13 k8 51 CC Roger. Your ECS 0 2 pressure has been holding steady 

at 930 psi. Fuel Cell H 2 pressure is continuing to 
rise and we expect to start venting at a GET of U6 
hours. That's about 9 hours from now. The Cape 
advises us that this valve relieves at 3^5 plus or 
minus h psi . 

01 13 ^9 31 P Roger. 

01 13 h9 33 CC Your coolant loop temperatures have leveled out good. 

All of your instrumentation voltages are steady and 
nominal. Fuel Cell O2 pressure is steady and rising, 
but on a slow basis. Fuel cells are producing on an 
adequate basis for crew consumption. The quantity 
in Tank A is presently 3k. k pounds. Over. 

01 13 50 08 P Pressure indicated 3k.k pounds. 

01 13 50 Ik CC Okay. Your G&C systems are all looking very good. 

The CAMS fuel remaining is 131 pounds, and the CAMS 
oxidizer remaining is 190 pounds. Over. 

01 13 50 33 P Roger, understand 131 for the fuel and 190 for the 

oxidizer. 

01 13 50 37 CC That's affirmative. 

01 13 50 kO P Do you have any idea what sort of maneuvering they're 

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going to have us do later? 
01 13 50 1+6 CC Say again. 

01 13 50 hS P Do you have any idea what they have in store for us 

later in the way of maneuvers? 

01 13 50 53 CC Roger. When I came to work this morning, we were 

trying to work up this plan to tape the HEP's, but it 
looks like a little marginal on the data we had from 
NORAD to catch them in six revolutions, and it might 
he sacrificing a few other things. What we have in 
mind for you tomorrow is to go through a rendezvous 
sequence, sort of a rehearsal for the ground track 
people on GT-6. It'll involve a height-adjust 
maneuver over the States, and apogee burn following 
that, and shortly after that you'll have a plane 
change maneuver. Then there'll be one more maneuver 
in the vicinity of apogee ; it ' 11 be an NSR or co- 
elliptic maneuver. Over. 

01 13 51 P Okay. 

01 13 51 1+9 CC And the total of these will be about o0 to 65 feet 

per second. 

01 13 51 5I+ P Roger, understand 60 to 65 feet per second. 

01 13 51 58 CC We'll be doing these only if we can make use of the 

platform computer, so that we can get the readouts 
from you after you make the maneuver. 

01 13 52 10 P Understand. 

01 13 52 13 CC We're also working on a little bit more sophisticated 

radar test as you pass on your closest pass over the 
Cape tomorrow. It'll involve going into the Rendez- 
vous Mode and switching back out and back in again. 
We want to get some 2-point radar comparisons. We'll 
also try and work in some base motions tests. It'll 
kind of depend pretty much on how close the range is 
on your closest pass over there. The radar data 
that we got today enthused the people quite a bit. 
We'd like to get a little bit more. 

01 13 52 5 1 * P Yes, we were quite impressed too. We got the ... 

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01 13 


53 


00 


cc 


Roger, be advised that Gordo has a medical pass 
at the RKV at OU:08:l|8. 


oi 13 


53 


20 


p 


* * • 


01 13 


53 


21 


cc 


Okay. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


01 lk 


09 


2o 


cc 


Gemini -5j RKV CAP COM. 


01 lk 


09 


3^ 


p 


RKV, Gemini-5, come in. 


01 1^ 


09 


111 


cc 


We're standing "by for your temperature at this time. 


01 lk 


09 


kk 


p 


Command Pilot has temperature probe in his mouth. 
Are you receiving it? 


01 lk 


09 


kl 


cc 


Roger, stand by. 


01 lk 


10 


02 


cc 


Roger, we're standing by; maybe it's going to come 
up. 


01 lk 


10 


27 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We have your oral tempera- 
tures. Stand by for the surgeon. 


01 lk 


10 


uo 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is RKV Surgeon. We do not 
have a valid blood pressure. Will you repeat it 
please . 


01 lk 


11 


03 


cc 


Gemini-5, your cuff is full-scale. Give me a mark 
when you begin exercise, please. 


01 14 


11 


21 


c 


Could I use — that blood pressure any good? 


01 lk 


11 


kk 


p 


Roger, starting exercise now. 


01 lk 


12 


39 


cc 


Getting blood pressure now. 


01 lit 


13 


09 


cc 


Your cuff is full-scale. We have a good blood 
pressure. Standing by for your food and sleep 
reports. 


01 111 


13 


18 


p 


Roger. Command Pilot just got up from about the 
greatest portion of 6 hours of sleep. Pood, Command 



Pilot is eating now, the Pilot has had another meal, 
has already made his food report, or that may help. 



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We have a report for you on the Visibility Test. 
Yesterday the Command Pilot had 12 wrong, Pilot had 
8 wrong. Today the Command Pilot had 9 wrong, the 
Pilot had 7 wrong. On the inside experiment the 
Command Pilot had 93 degrees, the Pilot had 100 
degrees . 

01 lk lk 20 CC Gemini-5, are either of you experiencing any 

irritation or discomfort in your throat or chest? 

01 lk lk 28 C Negative. 

01 lk lk 31 CC Good. Do you have any other medical symptoms at 

all at this time? 

01 lk lk k2 C Negative. 

01 lk 15 17 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

01 lk 15 22 C Go ahead, RKV. 

01 lk 15 23 CC I would like for you to repeat the scores on S-8 

for today. 

01 lk 15 31 C Roger. S-8 for today. Command Pilot 9, Pilot 7. 

01 lk 15 kl CC Roger, copy 5 and 7. 
01 lk 15 k5 C Negative, 9 and 7- 

01 lk 15 50 CC I would like to know the position of the OAMS Heater 

Circuit Breaker at this time. 

01 lk 15 58 C OAMS Heater Circuit Breaker is on. 

01 lk 16 01 CC Roger, we would like for you to leave it at that 

position. 

01 lk 16 05 C Roger. 

01 lk 16 09 CC All systems look good on the ground. We don't have 

anything else for you this pass. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

01 15 03 *40 C ... Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

01 15 03 kk C ... CSQ, Gemini-5. 

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01 15 03 1+7 CC Roger, on this pass we would like a Fuel Cell Sec- 
tion O2 Purge, and a cryogenic readout of all 
quantities. 

01 15 03 56 C Okay. 

01 15 03 57 CC We'd also like you to open your OAMS Heater circuit 

breaker . 

01 15 01+ 02 C ... you want the OAJE Heater circuit breaker open? 

01 15 Oh 06 CC That is affirmative. 

01 15 Ok 09 C Okay. 

01 15 01+ 11 CC And CSQ has you GO on the ground. 

01 15 0l+ 15 C Say again, CSQ. 

01 15 Oh 16 CC We have you GO on the ground. 

01 15 Oh 19 C All right, ... 

01 15 05 36 P CSQ, this is the Pilot ... 

01 15 05 1+6 P Be advised the hydrogen purge. MARK. 

01 15 06 06 C Stand by for Og. 

01 15 06 13 P CSQ, you reading that? Gemini-5. 

01 15 06 28 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, say again please. 

01 15 06 30 C Roger, we've purged the hydrogen; we're purging 

oxygen now. 

01 15 06 3*+ CC Roger, we copy. 

01 15 06 1+1+ C Fuel Cell 0 2 quantity is 9*4* 

01 15 06 50 CC Copying. 

01 15 06 51 P Oxygen about 96$, pressure is about 80 pBla. 

Several things purging, I'll get the other two. 

01 15 07 21 P All the Heater Circuit Breakers are off. 

01 15 07 23 CC CSQ, copy. 

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01 15 07 31 C CSQ, Gemini- 5, why do you want us to turn them off? 

01 15 07 38 CC Say again. 

01 15 07 40 C Why do you want the CAMS Heaters off? 

01 15 07 1+1 CC Houston advised they wanted them off. They didn't 

get a reading from them. Also, Houston advised 
delete S-7 on Revs 25 and 26. Do you copy? 

01 15 08 01 C Roger, S-7 on 25, 26. 

01 15 08 11 C 0 2 Purge complete. 

01 15 08 l!+ CC CSQ, copy. 

01 15 08 1+0 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, we'd like you to go through this 

switch position on that cryogenic quantity again, 
please . 

01 15 08 1*9 C Roger, Fuel Cell Hydrogen, 95% and 710 psia. Fuel 

Cell 0 2 , 9H and 80 psia. ECS 0 2 , 91% fmd 770 psia. 

01 15 09 23 CC CSQ,, copy. 

01 15 09 48 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, about one minute to LOS and we have 

nothing further. 

01 15 09 54 C Roger, thank you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

01 15 M+ 01 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

01 15 1+1+ 08 C Go ahead, RKV CAP COM. Gemini-5. 

01 15 1+1+ 11 CC I have the Flight Plan update for you at this time. 
01 15 1+1+ 15 C Okay, go ahead, 

01 15 1+1+ 18 CC Title is D-2. The time is the second day, 06:38:19. 

Sequence No. ll+6. Pitch up 3*+ degrees. Yaw right 
1+0 degrees, right to left. 

01 15 1+5 00 C Okay. 

01 15 1+5 02 CC I have another one. MSC-1 second day, 07:1+5:00. 



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Sequence No, 03 as per nominal Flight Plan. 



01 


15 


U5 


30 


c 


Okay . 


01 


15 


U5 


31 


cc 


I would also like to get a food report from you after 
you finished the meal you were eating as you passed 
over the last time. 


01 


15 




ko 


c 


Roger, I ate the rehydratables, about half of the 
bite size. 


01 


15 






cc 


Rosier. You look real srood here on the cronnd.. 


01 


15 


U5 


51 


c 


Roger 5 feel real good. 


01 


15 


1+5 




cc 


Vprv coort ^ 


01 


1 5 


1+6 


10 


CP 


npmini PKV TAP TOM WVn mon! waft -f-Vii q +-"hfl+- 

you were eating? 


01 


15 


1+6 


17 


c 


This was Day 2, Meal A. 


01 




1+6 


20 


cc 


Dav 2. Meal A. Rocer. 


01 


15 


1+6 


25 


c 


Affirmative . 


01 


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1+7 




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01 


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01 


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39 


cc 


We have nothing else for you this time; we'll be 

O U OA 1UL lllK 1/ u X J- J.- \J L4.-L JjUkJ * 


01 


15 


hi 


l+l 


c 


Okay. Fine, thank you. 


01 


15 


h9 


l+l 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon. 


01 


15 


kg 




c 


Roger, RKV Surgeon, go ahead. 


01 


15 


h9 


1+6 


cc 


Could you verify the food that you've eaten for us, 
you say you ate some of Day 2, Meal A? 


01 


15 


kg 


5^ 


c 


That's affirmative. I didn't eat last night before 



going to sleep. I was scheduled to eat when I got 
up today. The Pilot ate at that time, that same 
meal at that time, before I went to sleep. 



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01 


15 


50 


06 


CC 


So in total, how much approximately Day 2, Meal A, 
nave you eauen r 


01 


15 




11 


C 


Auoirc tnree-iour una oi iu. 


01 


15 


50 


13 


CC 


Fine, thank you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


01 


17 


21 


17 


CC 


Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 


01 


17 


21 


2U 


C 


Go ahead, RKV, Gemini-5. 


01 


17 


21 


27 


CC 


Roger . Your . . . all systems look good on the 
ground . 


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^Am-ini — C. "DVTT PAP PPjM Uo ^rrvnl A 1 -lire fVfr vftn r\ TM1 + 

ucmmi - p , r\ivv o.n-r our*!, wc wuujlq nitc iur yuu puu 
your Telemetry Calibration Switch to the No. 1 


01 


17 


21 


1+6 


c 


Roger . T/'M Calihrate . . . 


01 


17 


21 


53 


c 


T/M Calibrate going to No. 1 now. 


01 


17 


22 


01 


CC 


Roger. Hold it there for a moment. 


01 


17 


22 


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c 


Roger . 


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No. 2 at this time. 


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Switch to the OFF position. 


01 


17 


22 


55 


C 


Okay, it's off. 


01 


17 


2lf 


33 


CC 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We have nothing else for 
you this pass; we'll be standing by. 


01 


17 


21+ 


38 


C 


Okay, fine, thank you. 


01 


17 


2k 


l+l 


CC 


Roger. 


01 


17 


2k 


55 


c 


Tell Houston that Experiment D-2 Sequence No. ll+6 
we were unable to complete, over. 


01 


17 


25 


05 


CC 


Roger. Understand D-2, Sequence No. lk6 was 



unable to complete. 



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01 


17 


25 


09 


c 


Roger. 


01 


17 


25 


11 


c 


Thank you. 


01 


17 


25 


12 


cc 


Roger . 

CANARY ISLAHDS 


01 


17 


uo 


1*7 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 


01 


17 


J+0 


50 


c 


Roger, Canary, Gemini -5. 


01 


17 


1+0 


53 


cc 


Roger. We're expecting a fuel cell purge from you 
on Section 1. That's both hydrogen and oxygen. 


01 


17 


111 


03 


c 


Roger. Section 1, hydrogen and oxygen purge. 


01 17 


kl 


09 


cc 


That's affirmative. 




1 7 


kl 


11 


c 


Roger, stand by one. 


01 


17 


k2 


53 


cc 


Gemini-5, Canaries, have you started your purge as 
vet? 


01 


17 


k2 


58 


c 


Roger. We have Crossover Switch on now; we're get- 
ting ready to start. 


01 


17 


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PP 




01 


17 


kl 


no 


n 


TatiV 1 *hvdroffM now. Tank X hvdroeen ON* Reading 
91^ quantity on hydrogen, going to . . . oxygen nov. 


01 


17 


k3 


36 


c 


Just a minute and I'll give you my — MARK. 


01 


17 


kl 


58 




Ouantitv is runnins rounhlv 88*&. And pressure is 
still on. 


01 


17 


kk 


19 


cc 


Roger, Gemini-5. It's looking good on your purge. 


01 


17 


kk 


22 


c 


Roger. Everything looks good here. 


01 


17 


kk 


39 


c 


Canary, can you find out from Houston where they 
want us to turn our CAMS Heater on? 


01 


17 


kk 


U9 


cc 


Just stand by one . 


01 


17 


kk 


50 


c 


Okay. 



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01 


17 


45 


24 


CC 


Flight advises that the reason for turning the OAMS 
Heater off was that the temperature was ample and 
they wanted to conserve on power. 


01 


17 


45 


32 


c 


Okay . . . 


01 


17 


45 


42 


c 


Oxygen is off on Section 1. 


01 


17 


45 


45 


CC 


Roger. Thank you. Everything still looks good here 
from the ground. 


01 


17 


45 


51 


c 


Okav ... 


01 


17 


45 




CC 


We'll have a Flight Plan update for you. 


01 


1 7 


45 








01 


1 7 






CC 


A tp von TPftrtV 1".n fnnv*^ 


01 


17 


46 


01 


c 


Roger. Go ahead. 


01 


17 


46 


03 


CC 


Okay, it'll be a UHF Test at 10 hours 39 minutes 4o 
seconds, Sequence No. 04; there will be a Delta T 
minus 5 minutes and 10 seconds. Do you copy? 


01 


17 


kG 


27 


c 


Roger. Got that. 


01 


17 


46 


30 


CC 


Okay. We've got about 30 seconds left of pass time 
here . 


01 


17 


46 


34 


c 


Roger. Okay, we got that. 


01 


1 7 


46 


39 


CC 


Okay, you're looking good. 


01 


17 


46 


40 


c 


Roger, thank you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


01 


18 


55 


05 


CC 


Gemini- 5, RKV CAP COM. 


01 


18 


55 


12 


p 


RKV CAP COM, this is Gemini- 5. 


01 


18 


55 


15 


CC 


Roger. All systems look good on the ground. I have 
a pass update for you. 


01 


18 


55 


20 


p 


Let me know when you're ready to go. 


01 


18 


55 


21 


CC 


Roger, okay. The time of the map update is the 



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second day, 07:31:56, 5k plus 6 degrees West longi- 
tude, Rev 27. 

01 18 55 5^ P All right, anything else? 

01 18 56 03 CC Roger. We don't have anything els« for you this 

pass. We'll he standing by in case you need us. 

01 18 56 09 P Okay. 

01 18 56 15 P After this stage . . . turn the circuit breaker back 

on now and ... 



01 


18 


56 


25 


CC 


Roger, 


we copied. Thank you. 


01 


19 


05 


59 


CC 


Gemini' 


-5, Houston CAP COM, over. 


01 


19 


06 


08 


p 


Roger, 


Houston, Gemini- 5. 


01 


19 


06 


09 


CC 


Roger . 


Got a couple of questions concerning your 



food and water. Can we assume you have eaten Meal 
A, B and C of Day 1? Have you completed those? 

01 19 06 22 P We ate a portion of it. I'd say about two-thirds 

of our . . . 

01 19 06 29 CC That's two-thirds of those three meals. Is that 

right? 

01 19 06 33 P No, we only had the two meals per Day 1. But Day 2 

we have eaten Meal A, about three -fourths of it, 
for Day 2. 

01 19 06 h6 CC Roger, understand. Okay, and then does your water 

report include the water you've used to reconstitute 
the foods? 



01 


19 


06 


57 


P 


Affirmative . 


01 


19 


06 


58 


CC 


Very well, thank you. 


01 


19 


06 


59 


p 


Roger. 












CANARY 


01 


19 


15 


03 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 



for you this pass. We are standing by. 



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01 19 15 09 P Roger, Canary. Everything is GO here. 

01 19 15 13 CC Roger. Everything looks good here. 

CARNARVON 

01 19 50 33 CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
01 19 50 1+0 P Okay, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

01 19 50 1+3 CC Roger, you look good on the ground. I've got some 

PLA updates for you when you're ready to copy. 

01 19 50 52 P Roger, stand by one. 

01 19 50 5h CC Roger. 

01 19 51 18 P Okay, go ahead. 

01 19 51 22 CC Roger, Area 30-1, Area 30-1, all these times are the 

second day. 11 hours 56 minutes 1+9 seconds, 11 plus 
1*8, 16 plus 29, roll left 51, roll right 69. All 
the bank angles are the same. Area 31-1, 13 hours 
32 irinutes 1+6 seconds, 9 plus 53 » 15 plus 18. Area 
32-1, 15 hours 07 minutes 20 seconds, 8 plus 1+3, ll+ 
plus 56. Area 33-1 , 16 hours hi minutes 10 seconds, 
8 plus 11, 15 plus 22. Area 3^-1, 19 hours 30 
minutes 09 seconds, 9 plus 56, 17 plus 09. The 
weather is good in all of these PLA's. Do you copy? 



01 19 53 28 


P 


That's affirmative. 


01 19 53 38 


CC 


Okay, everything looks good here. We're standing by. 


01 19 53 1+1+ 


p 


Roger . . . thanks . 


01 20 36 10 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5 > Houston CAP COM, over. 


01 20 36 33 


cc 


Gemini- 5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 


01 20 36 1+0 


p 


Good morning, Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. Go 
ahead. 


01 20 36 1+5 


cc 


Roger, Gemini-5. You're looking good here on the 



ground. Be advised that there's a medical data 
pass on the Pilot at Canaries with an acquisition 
time of 10;l+9;29. You copy? 



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01 20 37 00 P Affirmative. 

01 20 37 01 CC And we got a couple of questions here for you; 

Elliot' 11 ask you. 

01 20 37 08 CC Pete, we're interested in what you might have seen, 

or whether you saw D-4/D-7 deflections during the 
time you had the REP out and were looking at it right 
after putting it out. We'd like to know if you saw 
cool IR indications on the 0AMS meter. 

01 20 37 29 P Yes, I think I did, Elliot, and it was fairly low, 

and I didn't get to looking at it until rather late 
in the game. We had a couple of problems when we 
put the REP out, which we'll discuss when we get 
back. 

01 20 37 51 CC Roger. Then you'd say you think you got some data 

on it, but you don't know just how much. 

01 20 37 56 P I think we did, and I don't know how much. 

01 20 38 00 CC Okay. Got one other real quick comment. We're 

about to lose acquisition here; we think the hydro- 
gen tank is real close to venting, so you should 
see its pressure level off pretty quickly. 

01 20 38 ik P Okay. 

01 20 38 18 CC They have a question here for you on the secondary 

scanner. Did you have problems with the primary? 

01 20 38 2k P No, I Just put it over there awhile ago to see how 

it was working, and also, we were passing over a 
great, vast amount of cloud coverage - more than 
we'd seen before - and it seems to be firing the 
thrusters quite a bit, so I just took a look at the 
secondary and left it there . . . 

01 20 38 ^3 CC Okay, well I guess we're about to lose you now. 

01 20 38 5k P Okay, I'm conraencing the UHF Test No. k at this 

time. 

01 20 39 02 CC I reckon. 

01 20 39 23 C Commence UHF Test No. k at 10:39:^0. UHF Test 



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Wo. 1+ complete at \0:hk:^0. 
CANARY 

01 20 50 09 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a good 

oral temperature. Would you insert the--or pump up 
the blood pressure. 

01 20 50 30 CC Gemini-5, Canary Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 
you begin exercise. 

01 20 51 10 P Stand by. MARK. 

01 20 51 54 CC Gemini-5, Canary Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

01 20 52 23 CC We have a good blood pressure, standing by for a 

water and sleep report. 

01 20 52 30 P Roger. The Command Pilot is taking his 2-hour nap 

period now. The Pilot slept about k hours and 1+5 
minutes worth of a 6-hour period, very soundly, and 
I'll get you a water in just a second. Okay. Total 
for wn !;er for today on the Command Pilot is 12 pounds 
and on the Pilot 11 pounds 3 ounces. 

01 20 53 08 CC Roger. We would also like to find out if you have 

completely eaten Meal A and B for Day 1. 

01 20 53 19 P No, we left a fair amount of that, and we're just 

getting ready to eat - let me see if I can find it 
- just getting ready to eat Day 2, Meal C. 

01 20 53 51 CC Roger, Canary Surgeon out. 

01 20 5I+ 00 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have about a 

minute and one-half left in this pass; all systems 
are GO from the ground. We are showing that you 
have Fuel Cell H 2 Quantity Read on. 

01 20 5k lk P Yes, that's affirmative, standing by waiting to see 

if it's going to vent. 

01 20 5^ 19 CC Roger. 

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01 20 54 30 CC Roger, we are reading 360 psi on the ground. 
01 20 5^ 36 P Okay, my scale is sitting right "below 800. 

01 20 5U k2 CC Roger. 
01 20 5h 1+3 P 795. 

01 20 54 53 CC Flight advises that they believe that it has been 

venting off and on for the last 3 hours. 

01 20 55 00 P Okay, Roger. Thank you. I can't seem to pick it 

up on this gage. 

01 20 55 07 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

01 21 Ok 01 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

01 21 Ok 06 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5 here. Ready to copy 

updates. 

01 21 Ok 08 CC Okay, I'm awaiting Flight Plan update. It hasn't 

arrived yet. But we will pass on this information 
to you. This pass over the States will update you 
on a rendezvous plan into a phantom Agena orbit. 
They've got four burns over 3 or k hours and the 
info will be relayed to you over the States. 

01 21 Ok 38 P Okay. As I understand it we're not going to have 

this D-6 over Laredo and Bermuda. Is that correct? 

01 21 Ok k9 CC I'll check on that. Stand by. 

01 21 05 k2 CC Gemini, Carnarvon, will be no D-6 experiments over 

the States this pass. 

01 21 05 1+9 P Okay. Gemini-5 standing by, waiting for the State- 

side information, 

01 21 06 37 CC How are you feeling after getting some sleep? 

01 21 06 kO P Just fine; always did feel fine. 

01 21 06 kZ CC Roger. 



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01 21 06 46 P On that last pass, we just about could see Carnarvon. 

Looks like it was right at the edge of the clouds; 
seems to be dark now. 

01 21 06 54 CC Roger, we've got a light overcast. 

01 21 06 59 P And I can see just west of here of Carnarvon. 

01 21 10 39 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. I've got one item on the flight 

update . 

01 21 10 1+9 P Go ahead. 

01 21 10 51 CC D-2, Delta 2, second day, 12 hours 56 minutes 40 

seconds, Sequence No. l42, Mode 01, pitch up l4 
degrees, yaw left 37, remarks are as follows: Left 
to right, speed 125. Use the D-4/D-7 Mode ^ with 
this test. 

01 21 11 1+9 P ~>kay. Understand D-2 12:56:40, a l42 sequence, Mode 

01, pitch up 14, yaw left 37, left to right, speed 
125, use D-4/D-7 Mode 

01 21 12 06 CC Affirmative. We've got about 30 seconds to LOS. 

Standing by. 

01 21 12 16 P Roger. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS 

01 22 06 39 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

01 22 06 44 P Hello, Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

01 22 06 48 CC Roger. We have continuation of your Flight Plan 

and it's a lengthy one. It'll take us probably 
about 8 or 10 minutes to read it up. I'll release 
the key after each update and if you have a ques- 
tion, come back at me right then. Okay? 

01 22 07 03 P Okay. Give it to me by the times and I'll have to 

turn the pages too, so take it slow. 

01 22 07 08 CC Okay. It ! 's sequentially all the way. It includes 

all your experiments plus the maneuvers for this 
phantom rendezvous. Copy? 



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01 22 07 19 P Roger. 

01 22 07 20 CC Okay, all set to copy? 

01 22 07 23 P Roger. All set to go. 

01 22 07 26 CC Roger. The first one is a power up for your UHF No. 

1. The time is 13:00:00 and all the times are for 
Day No. 2. Copy? 

01 22 07 k2 P Roger. Power up 13:00 for UHF 1. 

01 22 07 k5 CC Roger. D-l, 13:10:00. Sequence No. 02. Remarks, 

Venus. Speed 30. 

01 22 08 02 P D-l. Say again the sequence. 

01 22 08 07 CC 02. 

01 22 08 08 P Okay. 13:00:00, Sequence No. 02, Venus. 

01 22 08 lU CC Roger. Speed 30. 

01 22 08 23 P Okay. 

01 22 08 25 CC D-l. 13:20:00, Sequence No. 03 . Alpha Centauri, 

Speed 60. 

01 22 08 52 P Okay. 

01 22 08 53 CC D-6. 13:Ul:l»6. Sequence No. 012. Mode 019. Pitch 

30 degrees down. Yaw 02 degrees right. Speed 1000. 
S-k. 

01 22 09 30 P Roger. 

01 22 09 32 CC UHF Test. 13:1+7:05. Sequence No. 01. Pitch 20 up. 

Roll Zero. Yaw 13 left. 

01 22 10 03 P Give me that one again, please. 

01 22 10 06 CC Roger. UHF Test. 13:^7:05. Sequence No. 01. 

Pitch 20 up. Roll Zero. Yaw lU left. 

01 22 10 31 P Okay. 

01 22 10 33 CC S-5 and S-6. lU:01:00. During African pass. 

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01 22 10 1+6 P Say the remarks. 

01 22 10 1+8 CC That's during the African pass. 

01 22 11 01 P Go ahead. 

01 22 11 02 CC Okay, back up one on your UHF Test that you just 

copied. Have a Delta T of 6 plus 42. 

01 22 11 15 p Roger. Delta T, 6 plus 42. 

01 22 11 17 CC Roger. Okay, next test. D-4/D-7. 14:04:00. 

Sequence No. 1+20. Over Kano. 

01 22 11 kO P Roger. 

01 22 11 Ul CC S-l. 14:26:12. Remarks are sunset time. 
01 22 11 57 P Roger. 

01 22 11 59 CC Then power up. This is for UHF' No. 2. ll+ : l+0:00. 

And that's to power up your platform. 

01 22 12 15 P That's the time to power it up or the time of the 

test? 

01 22 12 18 CC That is the time to power up the platform. 
01 22 12 21 P Roger. 

01 22 12 23 CC D-6. 15:16:59- Sequence No. 20. Mode 09 . Pitch 

30 down. Yaw 09 right. 

01 22 12 1+5 P ... the pitch faded. 

01 22 12 1+7 CC Pitch 30 down. 

01 22 12 52 P Faded 30 down. 

01 22 12 54 CC Speed 60 on that last one. 

01 22 13 02 CC Speed 60. 

01 22 13 04 CC UHF Test. 15:21:19. Sequence No. 02, Delta T, 6 

plus 43. Pitch 0. Roll 139 left. Yaw Zero. 

01 22 13 36 P Roger. 

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01 22 13 39 CC S-6. 15:U5:00. Sequence No. 07. No remarks. 
01 22 13 52 P Roger. 

01 22 13 55 CC Maneuver. ThiB is a preparation for your maneuvers. 

15:50:00. Platform on Cage BEF. 

01 22 Ik 16 P 15:50:00. Platform Cage BET? 

01 22 Ik 21 CC That's affirmative. Next one is another maneuver. 

16:15:00. Aline BEF. Rate gyros on. 

01 22 Ik 1*5 P Roger. 

01 22 ik k6 CC Next one is another maneuver preparation. 16:^5:00. 

Computer ON. Address 25 90201. 

r 

01 22 15 08 P Roger. Computer ON. Address 25 90201. 

01 22 15 13 CC That's affirmative. The next one is apogee adjust. 

16:50:17. Translate forward to zero the IVI's. 

01 22 15 31 P Let me have that time again. 

01 22 15 33 CC 16:50:17. 

01 22 15 U8 CC ... ^9. Sequence No. 13^. Mode 09. Pitch 30 down. 

Yaw zero degrees. Speed 125. 

01 22 l6 09 P Roger. Say again the time. 

01 22 16 11 CC 16:56:1*9. 

01 22 16 16 P Okay. 

01 22 16 17 CC Next one is a maneuver preparation. 17: 20: CO. Aline 

platform SEF. Computer ON. Address 25 OO158. 

01 22 16 k6 P Okay. Maneuver preparation. 17:20:00. Aline plat- 

form SEF. Computer 25 001 58. 

01 22 16 5k CC That's affirmative. Next is phase adjust. 17:3^:58. 

Translate forward to zero the IVI's. 

01 22 17 17 P What kind of a maneuver was it? 

01 22 17 19 CC That's your phase adjust. 

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01 22 17 31 P Go ahead. 

01 22 17 3k CC D-VD-7. 17: 1+2:00. Sequence No. 1+10 Bravo and i+07. 

Over Carnarvon, 

01 22 18 02 P Go ahead. 

01 22 18 03 CC Another maneuver preparation. 17:50:00. Aline 

platform SEF. Computer ON. Address 27 00150. Yaw 
90 left. 

01 22 18 32 P Maneuver preparation. 17:50:00. Aline platform 

SEF. Address 27 00150. Yaw left 90. 

01 22 18 1*3 CC That's affirmative. The next one is a plane maneu- 
ver. 18:06:50. Translate forward to zero the IVI's. 

01 22 19 09 P Okay. Go ahead. 

01 22 19 12 CC Okay. We have about three more. If I don't get to 

them, we'd like to advise you to power up as 
necessary to minimize your power usage and power 
down in "between the various maneuvers and experi- 
ments. And we estimate that your maximum power 
during the 'burns will be about 1+0 amps. And with 
the platform on, only about 30 amps and otherwise 
about 20. 

01 22 19 39 P Okay. 

01 22 19 1+1 CC And then you can turn your platform off after each 

UHF test, but I think you'll see that in the 
sequence. And platform on during all the simulated 
maneuvers and rendezvous exercises. 

01 22 19 56 P Okay. ... 

01 22 20 07 CC Gemini -5, I think we have LOS. If you copy, we'll 

pick you up over the Canaries. 

CANARY ISLAND 

01 22 21+ 27 CC This is Canary CAP COM. 

01 22 21+ 29 P Go ahead, Canary. Gemini-5 here. 

01 22 2l+ 31 CC Roger. We're expecting a purge on Section 2 of 



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the fuel cell on this pass. We would like to get 
a quantity readout before we start the purges. 



01 


22 


2k 


kk 


P 


Roger. Fuel cell 0 2 is 93$ and about 80 psia. 


01 


22 


2k 


55 


P 


Fuel cell hydrogen is 93$ and showing 800 psia. 


01 


22 


25 


11 


cc 


Gemini-5» they want to get the Flight Plan updates 
completed prior to the purge. 


01 


22 


25 


19 


p 


Okay. Go ahead, update. 


01 


22 


25 


23 


cc 


Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Do you read? 


01 


22 


25 


26 


p 


Go ahead. 


01 


22 


25 


28 


cc 


Roger. We'll pick up where we left off on the 
Maneuvers. You ready to copy? 


01 


22 


25 


32 


p 


Yes, I got 18:06:50 planar maneuver. 


01 


PP 


c-j 


36 


cc 


■Roeer. Affirmative. The next one is S-8/D-13. 
18: 2^:58. Sequence No. 03. Pitch 30 down. Yaw 
08 right. 


01 


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01 


P 


Roger. 


01 


22 


26 


02 


CC 


Next is a maneuver preparation. l8: 50:00. Aline 
platform SEF. Computer ON. Address 25 00l6^. 


01 


22 


26 


25 


p 


Roger, 18:50:00. Aline platform SEF. Computer ON, 
25 00161*. 


01 


22 


26 


3k 


cc 


That's affirmative. Next one is reverse coelliptic 
1Q : 0k • l8 . Translate forward to zero the XVI 1 s • 


01 


22 


27 


6k 


p 


Roger. 


01 


22 


27 


Ok 


cc 


And there's a correction on your HHP Test No. 1, 
which was at 13:^7:05. If you go back to it, I'll 
pass you the correction. 


01 


22 


27 


15 


p 


Go ahead. 


01 


22 


27 


16 


cc 


It's pitch 90 up vice 20 up. 


01 


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01 22 27 26 CC That's affirmative. And did you copy the rest of 

the instructions relative to keeping the power down 
and powering off after the UHF tests? 

01 22 27 35 P Yes. With initial platform power up you want 1300. 

Right? 

01 22 27 ^3 CC That's affirmative. 

01 22 27 1+6 P Okay, we got it. I don't know whether we'll get it 

all done or not. 

01 22 27 50 CC Well, give it a try; and he advised, do not use the 

aft-firing thrusters at any time. Copy? 

01 22 27 58 CC Forward firing thrusters. 

01 22 28 00 P Thrust the firing thrusters? 

01 22 28 02 CC Wo, that's negative. Do not use the forward firing 

thrusters at any time. Forward. 

01 22 28 07 P Roger. Do not use the forward firing thrusters. 

01 22 28 18 CC This is "because we don't want to use the oxygen in 

the fuel cell oxygen tanks. 

01 22 28 2k P Okay, 

01 22 28 25 CC We don't want to disturb it. And all the thrusting 

will be done with the aft-firing thrusters. 

01 22 28 31 P Roger. 

01 22 28 3*+ CC Okay. And then observe the fuel cell 0 2 pressure 

and don't let it drop much at the high power loads 
when you're all powered up and thrusting. 

01 22 28 h3 P Okay. 

01 22 28 1+7 P Canary, stand by for the H2 purge commencing right 

now on Section 2. 

01 22 29 05 P Purge complete. Going to 0 2 . 

01 22 29 09 CC Roger. 



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01 22 29 32 CC Gemini-5, Canary CAP COM. We'll be unable to 

monitor the end of your purge. We have approxi- 
mately one minute. Continue your purge to comple- 
tion and continue to monitor that pressure. 

01 22 29 U5 P Roger. We have a minute and 20 seconds to go and 

everything looks fine. 

01 22 29 h9 CC Roger. Everything's looked good here so far. 

KANO, NIGERIA 

01 22 32 53 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. 
01 22 33 05 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini-5. 

01 22 33 08 CC Roger, Gemini-5. This is Houston here. The reason 

that we do not want you to use your forward firing 
thrusters has to do with the condition of the oxygen 
in your fuel cell oxygen tank. We believe that the 
oxygen is in two phases in the tank and that we are 
actually getting L0X again, liquid oxygen, to the 
heat exchanger, and we are then converting it to 
gaseous oxygen and then into the fuel cell. We 
don't want to disturb the position of the L0X within 
the oxygen tanks. I say again, we do not want to 
disturb the position of the liquid oxygen within 
the oxygen tanks; therefore, we can use only the 
aft-firing and lateral- firing thrusters and we 
do not want to use the forward -firing thrusters. 
Did you get that? 

01 22 3h 35 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. 

01 22 3h 39 C Say again; you faded out for a while there. 

01 22 31+ kk CC Roger. I'll say again, we have about enough time 

for one more long transmission here. We think that 
the oxygen in the fuel cell oxygen tank is in two 
phases, two phases, gaseous and liquid. We think 
that the liquid oxygen is going to the heat ex- 
changer and being converted to gaseous oxygen there. 
We do not want to disturb the relative position of 
the liquids and gases in the fuel cell oxygen tank. 
Therefore, we do not want to use the forward- firing 
thrusters. We do want to use the aft-firing 
thrusters . Over . 

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01 22 35 U0 C Okay. We got that. 

01 22 35 1+2 CC Okay. Very good. 

TANANARIVE 

01 22 1+6 36 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 
01 22 1+6 1(3 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini-5. 

01 22 U6 U6 CC Foger. We have a medical data pass over Carnarvon 

that's going to conflict with a couple of your 
experiments. It's coming up in just a few minutes. 
We'd like to have you scrub the medical data pass 
over Carnarvon and we'll do it over Canaries. 

01 22 1+7 15 C Scrub medical data pass. 

01 22 1+7 20 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. This is Houston here. That is 

correct. Scrub the medical data pass over Carnarvon 
and we will pick it up over Canaries. 

01 22 1+7 36 C Okay. Now could you get a verification on the cyl- 

inder speed of the D-2 experiment coming up. 



01 22 1+7 


1+7 


CC 


The speed of the D-2 is l/l25. 


01 22 1+7 


5h 


C 


At what f-stop? 


01 22 1+7 


59 


CC 


Say again, please. 


01 22 1+8 


01+ 


C 


At what f-stop? Over. 


01 22 1+8 


52 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. 


01 22 1+9 


05 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini-5. 


01 22 1+9 


08 


CC 


Roger. That is taken with the Que star lens 


01 22 1+9 


20 


c 


Roger. 








CARNARVON, AUSTRALIA 


01 22 59 


02 


cc 


Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 


01 22 59 


05 


c 


Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 



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01 22 59 06 CC Roger. Would you give me a readout on your squib 

bus No, 2 loads. 

01 22 59 18 C Roger, just a minute. 

01 22 59 25 P Roger, it's reading 26,0, 

01 22 59 26 CC Roger. 

01 22 59 37 CC Flight would like you to think about the maneuvers 

that were updated to you, and if you have any 
comments they'll diBCusB them with you over the 
States this pass. 

01 22 59 1+6 C Okay. 

01 23 CO 22 P Okay, this is a D-l. It's a planet and we're using 

film 8kk3. We're taking the pictures at 13:00:00. 

01 23 06 15 CC Gemini, Carnarvon. We have about a minute to LOS. 

Standing by „ 

01 23 06 20 C Roger, Carnarvon. Thank you. 

01 23 33 19 P Okay. For the voice tape: D-l, Alpha Centauri, 

Day 02, 13:20:00, completed at 13:23:00, four 
pictures film 3^01, speed l/60. 

01 23 23 kl P Tracked with the periscope. 

GUAYMAS 

01 23 37 12 CC Gemini-5, Guayaas CAP COM standing by. 

01 23 37 2k C You might pass on to Houston that the Command 

Pilot's reticle has burned out. 

01 23 37 30 CC Okay. I'm reading you very poorly. Could just 

about hear you, Gordo. Try it again. 

01 23 37 35 C Roger. The Command Pilot's reticle, sight reticle, 

has burned out. That will affect some of the 
experiments . 

01 23 37 kh CC Okay. I got that. 

01 23 38 02 CC Have you tried switching to your second element? 



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01 23 38 10 


c 


Roger. I've tried all the elements. 


01 23 38 ih 


cc 


Roger. Do you need any other information? 


01 23 38 19 


c 


Negative. I don't believe so. 


01 23 38 21 


cc 


Okay. We'll just stand "by here. 


01 23 39 39 


cc 


Okay. You're looking real good here on the ground 


01 23 39 U2 


c 


Rosrer thank von 
HOUSTON 


01 23 U3 01 


cc 


Geraini-5, Houston here standing by. 


01 23 ^3 05 


c 


Roger, Houston. Gemini-5. We've burned out the 
sight reticle . . . 


01 23 *+3 17 


c 


You might have a little talk with the flight plan- 
ning people. They're filling us just a little bit 
too full. We can't get the equipment put together 
and torn apart in the time they're putting these 


01 23 i ~ 29 


cc 




01 23 3*+ 


cc 


Let me ask you one thing; have you tried all the 
combinations of cords and utility outlets that go 
along with this flight just in case it's not the 
sight and it's one of the cords instead? 


01 23 h3 hk 


c 


Roger. 


01 23 1+3 


cc 


Okay. I sort of suspected you had. 



01 23 43 55 CC I think one of the flight planning problems, Gordo, 

is that we're not blessed with too — the weather is 
not too good today. So they're trying to stick them 
in where they've got good weather, and I think it's 
putting a bunch of them together. 

01 23 kk 06 C Yes, well, some of these like on the high side 

there were just bang, bang, bang right together, 
and we just can't do them that close together. It's 
rather poor planning. 



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01 23 hh ih CC Okay. 

Oi 23 I4.I4. 15 P And we've got to watch these lens changes. We've 

got every piece of gear in the spacecraft floating 
around in here trying to keep up with it. 

01 23 hh 23 CC Roger, Roger. 

01 23 hh hj CC Hey, hey, Pete. Gemini-5, Houston here. Why don't 

you make a few comments for the better sex. 

01 23 1+5 00 C Hello there. We just passed over Tampico, Sew 

Mexico. 

01 23 1+5 10 CC Pete, Pete, Jane's up here. Why don't you say 

something. 

01 23 1+5 12 P Hello there. How's all the hoys doing? 

01 23 1+5 17 CC She says fine. 

01 23 1+5 20 P That's good. We just passed Monterey, which seemed 

to be under the overcast. And I tried to get the 
air-ground done at Tampico and I got one quick 
picture of it. 

01 23 1+5 29 CC Okay. 

01 23 1+5 30 CC Say, listen, you know you might be sort of thinking 

about that Laredo pass and what the weather is and 
whether you think you can hack that. It looks like 
you've already gone by that area, but if it looks 
too cloudy up there, why don't you let us know. 

01 23 U5 hh c Okay. 

01 23 1+5 59 C We may not get this UHF Test either because we never 

did get the platform fully alined before the D-6 . . . 

01 23 1+6 09 CC Okay. Understand you're not going to be able to do 

the UHF Test. Is that correct? 

01 23 1+6 13 C We'll give it a try here. We're trying to get back 

in here and get the platform alined a little bit 
anyhow just so we can do it. 

01 23 hd 19 CC Okay. 

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01 2'j 1+6 3h CC Gemini -5, Houston here. I believe if you can't get 

the platform alined completely, when you get there 
just put it in Orbit Rate and then when you get 
through, come back down; and if you've got the 
horizon scanners on maybe we can get an idea from 
what the horizon scanner output is, and what the 
platform angles are, and what the difference 
between the real angles were and what your indicated 
ones were. 

01 23 1+7 09 C We'll throw it in here real quick; just one second 

till it gets caged. 

01 23 hi 15 CC Roger. 

BERMUDA 

01 23 1+8 27 P Okay. We're commencing the UHF Test now. We're in 

the process of pitching up through kO degrees and 
we're on the reentry antenna. 

01 23 U& 37 CC Roger. 

01 23 kS 1+6 P Okay. Shifting to Adapter. 

01 23 1+9 06 P Okay. Shifting back to Reentry. And we're right 

at the top now. 

01 23 1+9 07 P Okay, shifting back to Reentry. And we're right 

at the top now. 

01 23 1+9 26 C Yawing left lk degrees. 

01 23 *+9 29 P Okay. Shifting back to the Adapter. 

01 23 U9 1+8 P Shifting back to Reentry. Anybody want to say 

anything to us? 

01 23 1+9 55 CC Negative. 

01 23 1+9 57 P Okay. Again on Reentry. 

01 23 50 01 CC T/M again on Reentry. 

01 23 50 02 P Okay, shifting back to Adapter. 

01 23 50 19 P Shifting back to Reentry. 



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01 23 50 k6 P Okay, shifting to Adapter. I'm keying for 10 

seconds. 

01 23 51 02 P Okay. We're still on Adapter, holding attitude 

well. 

01 23 51 10 P Okay, shifting to Reentry. 

01 23 51 26 P Okay, shift to Adapter. 

01 23 51 k8 P Shifting to Reentry, I'm keying for 10 seconds. 

01 23 52 02 P Back to Reentry. 

01 23 52 07 P Shifting to Adapter. 

01 23 52 26 P Shifting back to Reentry. 

01 23 52 U3 C We ought to be long past it by now. 

01 23 52 hk C Not yet, unkeying mike for 10 seconds, shifted to 

Adapter. Keying the mike again. Shifted to 
Reentry. Shifted to Adapter ... 

01 23 52 U6 P Not yet. I'm keying the mike for 10 seconds, 

shifting to Adapter. 6 minutes k2 ... passed. 

01 23 52 58 P Keying the mike again. 

01 23 53 12 P Shifting to Reentry. 

01 23 53 29 P Shifted to Adapter. No, I'll do it on this next 

one. 

01 23 53 k6 P End of UHF Test No. 1. 

CANARY 

01 23 58 20 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 
01 23 58 23 P Hello, Canary, Gemini-5, go. 

01 23 58 27 CC Roger, we're expecting a blood pressure and a 

medical pulse on the Comand Pilot. We would like 



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to do a Fuel Cell Section 1 Purge with the Pilot. 

01 23 58 *+3 C Roger. The Command Pilot is getting secured right 

now, and I'll start a fuel cell purge on the No. 1 
section, crossover valves open. 

01 23 58 5^ CC Roger, would you give us a reading on the Fuel 

Cell Hydrogen, quantity reading. 

01 23 59 02 P Fuel Cell Hydrogen 92$, 780. 

01 23 59 08 CC Roger, would you give us Fuel Cell 0 2 now. 

01 23 59 11 P 93^. and 80 psi. 

01 23 59 21 CC Stand by for the hydrogen purge on my mark. MARK. 

01 23 59 38 P Hydrogen purge complete. Stand by for Fuel Cell 

0 2 Purge in 15 seconds. 

02 00 00 02 P Stand by. MARK. 
02 00 00 2h CC Roger. 

02 00 00 25 CC Gemini-5, Canary Surgeon. 
02 00 00 2Q p Go ahead, Surgeon. 

02 00 00 30 CC You're having trouble with this blood pressure 

cuff. Let's forget it and go on to the exercise. 

02 00 00 36 P Roger. 

02 00 00 U6 P Gemini-5 to Canary Surgeon. You've got your cuff 

to full-scale and now it's bleeding off satisfac- 
torily. 

02 00 01 06 P One minute to purge complete. 

02 00 01 10 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 

you start your exercise. 

02 00 0] 14 P Starting exercise now. 

02 00 01 U5 CC That's fine, it looks like he had quite a little 

problem getting the . . . 



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02 00 01 1+9 P Beginning the exercise now. 

01 00 01 5U CC Sending the "blood pressure now. 

01 00 02 06 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

02 00 02 08 P Fuel Cell 0 2 Purge complete, crossover valve closed. 

02 00 02 11 CC Roger, would you give us a reading, a quantity 

reading on Fuel Cell Hg. 

02 00 02 31 CC Roger, Gemini-5, would you give us a reading, 

quantity reading on Fuel Cell H 2 please? 

02 00 02 37 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for 

your water and sleep report. 

02 00 02 5k P Roger, on the sleep, we both slept, the Pilot 

slept for about a full 6 hours last night. The 
Command Pilot, at the same time, slept for a good 
3 hours. Just a minute and I'll get you the water 
report, here. 

02 00 03 12 CC Would you switch Fuel Cell Quantity Read to Fuel 

Cell H2 please? 

02 00 03 28 CC Quantity Read to ECS 0 2 please. 

02 00 03 30 C Roger, as of right now the Command Pilot has drunk 

11 pounds of water. And the Pilot has drunk 10 
pounds 3 ounces. 

02 00 03 51 CC Gemini-5, Canary Surgeon. Understand 11 pounds, 

Command Pilot, and 10 pounds 3 ounces, Pilot. 
Give me an indication of the degree of depth of 
sleep for the Command Pilot. 

02 00 01+ 02 P Pretty deep. 

02 00 0k 03 CC Roger, Canary Btation out. 

02 00 0k 06 CC You can switch your ... Roger. Everything looked 

good during that pass. Things look good here in 
Houston . 

02 00 Ok 19 CC Roger. 

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02 00 07 3 ^ P Commence D-VD-7, h20 sequence, just slightly 

past Kano, 

02 00 07 kG P Now pitch back up again to the horizon. 

02 00 08 ]U P Now, do you want to try and get this zodiacal 

light thing out of the way or not? 

02 00 08 19 C We're stomping right onto it right now, aren't 

we? 

02 00 08 2k P Yes. 

02 00 08 26 C Well, let's try it later. I thought we were 

supposed to do that later on in the mission. 
Let's do it later. Maybe we won't get to it. 

02 00 08 36 P You don't have a gun sight, so we're going to 

have to just guess at it, anyhow. 

02 00 08 58 C I'm trying to stay off the clouds here ... 

02 00 09 02 P Okay, might as well stop that, that's good 

enough. 

02 00 09 10 P Have we gotten back up to the horizon yet? 

02 00 09 12 C Not quite. 

02 00 09 29 P We over water or Africa? 

02 00 09 31 C We're over Africa. 

02 00 09 3^ P Kano still should be getting . . . 

02 00 09 36 C Yes. 

02 00 09 38 C Okay, back up to the horizon. 

02 00 09 hi P All right. Completed the D-U/D-7 1+20 at 

1*4:10:00. 



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CARNARVON 

02 00 35 18 CC Geraini-5, Carnarvon. We have nothing for you this 

pass; standing by. 

02 00 35 2k C All right, Carnarvon, thanks. 

02 00 35 36 C Would you notify Houston we're going to save the 

Zodiacal Light Experiment until a later time? 



02 


00 


35 k2 


CC 


Say again the experiment. 


02 


00 


35 kk 


c 


Zodiacal Light. 


02 


00 


35 ^5 


CC 


Roger. 


02 


00 


35 50 


c 


That's the S-l Experiment. 


02 


00 


35 59 


CC 


Plight says okay. 


02 


00 


36 00 


c 


All right. 


02 


00 


36 18 


cc 


Gemini, Carnarvon. Flight 



you're too busy on any of these and want to drop 
it, to go ahead and drop it, and they'll reschedule. 

02 00 36 26 C Okay, thank you. 

02 00 kO 37 CC Please stand by your platform power-up for UHF 

check. 

Gemini -5- 

Roger, Platform is starting to warm up. 
Roger. 

Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Over. 

Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5- 

Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston. I've got a 
couple of messages for you. I want to brief you a 
little on this rendezvous, what we're planning on 
doing. 

02 00 5*4- 38 C Say again. 

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HO 58 


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CC 


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CC 


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02 00 5h hi cc 

02 00 5h 52 C 
02 00 5^ 55 CC 



02 00 55 25 C 

02 00 55 27 CC 

02 00 55 40 C 

02 00 55 Uk CC 

02 00 55 hd C 

02 00 55 5h CC 

02 00 56 13 CC 

02 00 56 30 C 

02 00 56 3^ CC 

02 00 57 Ok C 

02 00 57 08 CC 



Roger, I have seme messages for you, and I want to 
brief you on what we're going to do during the 
rendezvous. 

Okay, go ahead. 

All right. The weather for your D-6 over Waco is 
about 5/ 10 cloud coverage. You might keep that in 
mind and if you see you can't make it with that 
type of cloud coverage to just skip it. But we do 
want to advise you that there will be about 5/10 
coverage.. Do you understand? 



Okay, I'd like to talk about the reticle now. Do 
you have the rheostat that was added to the reticle 
to help dim it? 

Yes sir, I haven't been using it. 

Okay. It's not plugged in then. Is that correct? 

No, I haven't been using the rheostat. 

Okay, we thought that if you had the rheostat plugged 
in that that might have been what failed. We wanted 
you to take it out. If you don't have it in, I 
guess we don't have to worry about that. 

G-emini-5, Houston here again. We would like to 
have you bring your computer on at about 15:1^ in 
the Prelaunch Mode so that we can update your 33-1 
times. 

Okay, computer on in Prelaunch at 15:20. 

Negative, 15:llk That's 15:1^:00. Gemini -5, 
Houston here. I'll say the computer-on time again. 
It's second day; it's 15:14:00. 

Roger, it's 15:lU:00. 

Roger, now on the rendezvous it's going to start at 
02:16:50:17. That will be your first burn. It'll 
take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the en- 
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that we pointed out earlier. We want you, when you 
start the rendezvous , when you put your computer on 
for the first time, we'd like to have you leave it 
on. Your first two updates for the computer will 
he done through the DCS, and any changes will be up- 
dated to you via voice at a later time. Tour second 
two maneuvers will he sent up to you by voice, and 
we want you to put them in through the MDIU. That 
way we can exercise the ground and also the MDIU. 
Do you understand? 



02 00 58 




CC 


Gemini -5, did you get that on the rendezvous? 


02 00 58 


*6 


c 


Roger, we got that. 


02 00 58 


k6 


cc 


Okay, very good. 


02 00 58 


^7 


cc 


Dr. Berry would like to talk to you for a minute or 
two. 


02 00 58 


53 


cc 


Good morning, Gordo. 


02 00 58 


57 


cc 


Gordon, we're trying to follow this sleep and food 
pretty closely down here, and we're having some 
trouble getting straight from the records that we 
have, what you have there. We talked to Elliot 
about this and what first we got you down for, 
roughly about 13 hours of sleep in your case. Are 
you having any real feeling of fatigue, either you 
or Pete, today? 


02 00 59 


25 


c 


Berry, we're well rested, we both slept all night 
last night. 


02 00 59 


29 


cc 


Very good, very good. Gordon, are you doing any 
extra exercise? 


02 00 59 


hi 


cc 


Gemini -5 , Gemini-5 3 this is Houston Surgeon, do you 
read? 


02 00 59 


51 


c 


Yes, we read you. 


02 00 59 


53 


cc 


Right, Gordon, are you doing any extra exercising 
other than those programmed on the passes? 


02 01 00 


20 


cc 


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02 01 00 2k C Go ahead. 

02 01 00 27 CC Gordon, did you read - we would like to know if you 

are doing any extra exercises other than just the 
pulls that are associated with a data pass. 

02 01 00 36 C Affirmative. 

02 01 00 38 CC Very good. 

02 01 00 kO CC Okay on the food list, Gordon, we have down that you 

have, are down to Meal B, Meal B on D.ay 2, which 
would mean according to the packaging and stowage 
list that you have complete portions of four meals, 
four meals. Is that affirm? 

02 01 01 Ok C Yes. 

02 01 01 25 CC Gemini -5, this is Houston Surgeon. Do you read? 
02 01 01 28 C Yes, are you reading us? 

02 01 01 to CC Gemini-5, this is Houston Surgeon. We are not 

reading you. 

02 01 01 1*6 C Roger . . . 

GUAYMAS 

02 01 11 Ok CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

02 01 11 07 P 5 here. 

02 01 11 08 CC How are you doing? 

02 01 11 11 P ... platform . . . 

02 01 11 17 CC Roger, we want you to turn your C-Adapter Beacon to 

the CONTINUOUS position at this time. We want you 
to leave it on during all the maneuvers, just leave 
it in that position. 

02 01 11 26 P C-Adapter CONTHSUQUS. 

02 01 11 28 CC Okay, we do not want you to power down fuel cell 

Section No.. 1. 



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02 


01 


11 3^ 


P 


No, we won't. 


02 


01 


11 36 


cc 


Okay. Turn the computer on at 15:14:00. 


02 


01 


"1 "1 


Ul 


p 


Roger, give us a mark. 


02 


01 


11 


kh 


cc 


Okay. I'll give you a mark. We want it at Pre- 
launch Mode at that time. You got about 3 minut« 


02 


01 


li 


52 


p 


How about a GMT time hack? 


02 


01 


11 


53 


cc 


Okay, coming up on 15:12 on my mark: 3, 2, 1, 


02 


01 


12 


00 


cc 


MAiK. 


02 


01 


12 


02 


p 


Okay. 


02 


01 


12 


07 


cc 


Did you get it or do you want me to give you one 

13? 


02 


01 




-Li. 


p 


I'd like another one at 13. 


02 


01 


Lc. 




cc 


Okay. On my mark it will be 15:13:00. You got 
about kO seconds. 


02 


01 


12 


52 


cc 


Stand by - 3 , 2 , 1 , 


02 


01 


13 


00 


cc 




02 


01 


13 


12 


cc 


Okay. Did you get that? 


02 


01 


13 


15 


p 


That's affirmative. 


02 


01 


13 


19 


cc 


All right. 


02 


01 


13 


56 


cc 


Okay, turn the computer on to the Prelaunch Mode 
this time. 


02 


01 


lU 01 


p 


Computer on. 


02 


01 


16 


32 


cc 


Gemini -5, this is Houston CAP COM here. Do not 



bother answering this message. We just wanted to 
tell you we're sending up a DCS load. 

02 01 17 Ok CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Do not acknowledge 

this message. Be advised you have a GO for kl ~1 and 
we're sending up the T^' s and the retro loads for 



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your computer. So you'll be getting some DCS 
lights. 

02 01 17 21 P Gemini -5, -Roger. 

02 01 18 22 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. When you get through with 

your D~6, why don't you give us a call? We've got 
a couple of messages. 

02 01 18 28 C Okay. 

02 01 18 3k C Waco was under the clouds. We did look at Dallas, 

Dallas airport, there. 

02 01 18 kl CC Okay. So you did Dallas instead of Waco. Right? 

02 01 18 kk C Affirmative. 

02 01 18 1+5 CC Okay, are you all done? 

02 01 18 53 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Have you completed your pass 

there? 

02 01 18 57 C Roger. 

02 01 19 00 CC Okay. We've got a couple of messages for you. We 

would like to have you turn your computer off at 
this time.. Just power the computer down normally. 

02 01 19 10 C Roger, computer's off. 

02 01 19 12 CC We would like to have you leave your platform on 

after your UHF Test. Rather than powering it down, 
we'd like to have you leave the platform on through- 
out the rendezvous from this point on. 

02 01 19 25 C Okay. 

02 01 19 27 CC The roll angle for the UHF Test has been changed 

from 139 to 132. So your new roll angle should be 
132, I say again, 132 degrees roll left. 

02 01 19 k3 C 132 degrees roll left. 

02 01 19 51 CC Roger. 

02 01 19 53 CC And you got your GO for 1+7-1, right? 



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02 


01 


19 


58 


P 


Soger. 


02 


01 


19 


59 


cc 


Okay. If you have time you could give us your 
GO/NO-GO information, and if not we'll just skip 
it here. 


02 


01 


22 


05 


p 


Commencing a UHF Test No. 2 at this time on Reentry 
Shifting to Adapter. Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


22 


11 


p 


Beginning UHF Test No. 2 at this time on Reentry. 


02 


01 


22 


23 


p 


Shifting to Adapter. 


02 


01 


22 


h5 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


22 


59 


p 


Unkeyed for 10 second bursts. Shifting to Adapter, 


02 


01 


23 


09 


p 


Shifting to Adapter. 


02 


01 


23 


23 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


23 


38 


p 


Shifting to Adapter. 


02 


01 


23 


50 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


23 


59 


p 


I'm keying for 10 seconds. 


02 


01 


21+ 


09 


p 


Shifted to Adapter. 


02 


01 


2k 


23 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


zk 


33 


p 


Giving Bermuda a test count: 1, 2, 3> k, 5» k, 3 9 
2, 1. 


02 


01 


zk 


k3 


p 


Shifting to Adapter. Giving Bermuda a test count: 
1, 2, 3, k, 5, h, 3, 2, 1. 


02 


\J J- 


zk 


SQ 


p 


I'm kevinc for 10 seconds. 


02 


01 


25 


09 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


25 


26 


p 


Shifting to Adapter. 


02 


01 


25 


1+5 


p 


Shifting to Reentry. 


02 


01 


25 


55 


p 


Gemini -5 's unkeying for 10 seconds. 



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02 


01 


26 


09 


P 


Gemini -5" s back on Adapter. 




02 


01 


26 


26 


P 


Gemini -5 shifting to Reentry. 




02 


01 


26 


^3 


P 


Gemini -5 shifting to Adapter. 




02 


01 


26 


55 


P 


Gemini -5 has completed UHF Test Wo. 
BEBMUBA 


2 at 15*27*( 


02 


01 


27 


17 


CC 


You sure do talk, a lot 




02 


01 


27 


21 


p 






02 


01 


27 


22 


CC 


T H von curp c\c\ i~fi~\ V & 1 




02 


01 


27 


25 


p 


What did I say? 




02 


01 


27 


27 


CC 


Shifting antennas. 




02 


01 


27 


32 


p 


What do you want me to do , sing you 


a song? 


02 


01 


27 


35 


CC 


Think you can? 




02 


01 


27 


i+O 


C 


He sings off key. 




02 


01 


27 


k2 


p 


Over the ocean, over the blue, here 
sin cine? to von 


's Gemini -5 


02 


01 


27 


50 


CC 


Stand by, go on back to talking. 




02 


01 


27 


55 


p 


That's a good deal. 




02 


01 


27 


58 


CC 


Get you a job with the Houston Astros. 


02 


01 


1+1 


21 


c 


Continuous . . . 




02 


01 


Ul 


23 


p 


I'm sorry; it's an S-6 Sequence No. 
TANANARIVE 


7 which is-- 


02 


01 


5k 


31 


CC 


Gemini -5, G-emini-5, this is Houston 


here. Over. 


02 


01 


55 


15 


CC 


Gemini -5 j Gemini -5 > this is Houston 


here. Over. 


02 


01 


56 


148 


CC 


Gemini -5, Gemini -5) Houston here. Over. 



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CARNARVON 

02 02 07 k& CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
02 02 07 52 C Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini -5. 

02 02 07 54 CC Does the Pilot have the Oral . . . now for a medical 

data pass this trip? 

02 02 08 01 C I'm counting up now. 

02 02 08 3I+ C Blood pressure is . . . 

02 02 08 36 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

02 02 09 Ik CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon Surgeon. We have a good blood 

pressure, and we have a good oral count. Standing 
by for exercise on your mark. 

02 02 09 39 C Stand by. 

02 02 09 kl C MARK. 

02 02 10 22 CC Your count is full-scale? 

02 02 10 52 CC And we have a good second blood pressure. I assume 

you neither had any sleep since your last report, 
but I will take a water update if you have it. 

02 02 11 Ok C All right. 

02 02 11 33 CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon Surgeon. Standing by for your 

water report. 

02 02 11 38 C Roger, we don't have any further water report since 

we gave one at MCC. 

02 02 11 kk CC Roger. 

02 02 11 h& CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. What is your status 

for Area 1*7-1? 

02 02 11 5k C ... GO. 

02 02 11 56 CC Roger, you're going to ground; I'll update your Tr 

clock for a 47-1- 



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02 02 12 02 C Okay. 

02 02 12 lk P Carnarvon, are you ready to copy readouts for the 

47-1 ... ? 

02 02 12 23 CC Roger, go ahead. 

02 02 12 2k P LA read 7 amps, LB read J, 1C read 8, 2A read 6.5, 

2B read 6.0, 2C read 6.9, main bus voltage 26.2; RCS 
A pressure 290, temp 70, Ring B 280, temp 60, left 
Secondary 02--5400, right Secondary O2--5250. 

02 02 13 05 CC Roger, I copy. 

02 02 13 11 P And that data was read passing the East Coast at 

about . . . 

02 02 13 25 CC You said you read that data on the East Coast. 

02 02 13 28 P I said I'd give you time for that data in just a 

second. 

02 02 13 31 CC Roger. 

02 02 13 37 P That was read about 15:18:00. 

02 02 13 i+5 CC Roger. 

02 02 lk 03 CC Roger, I'm transmitting your Tr. 

02 02 lit 08 P Roger. 

02 02 Ik 10 CC You've got it for 47-1. 

02 02 lk 12 P ... , we received it. 

02 02 lk 30 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Stand by for Carnarvon 

Surgeon. 

02 02 lk 36 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon. We're still trying to 

get a precise handle on your food corns umpt ion. 
Would you confirm for us that Command Pilot and Pilot 
both had three meals on Day 1, over. 

02 02 lk 54 C You know, the MCC Surgeon just queried us on this 

last time over the States, and we gave him a great 
detailed report. Maybe he hasn't gotten the word 



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out yet , huh? 



02 


02 


15 


07 


cc 


That's a negative; Flight says that they did. not 
get it. 


02 


02 


15 


15 


c 


Ask. him to ask the surgeon back there. 


02 


02 


15 


20 


cc 


Say again. 


02 


02 


15 


23 


cc 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Gordo, they had troub] 
receiving through Canton when you were giving that 
report. Now ask him for it again. 


02 


02 


15 


37 


c 


We've had four meals to date, and we're on Meal 2C. 
We had two meals on first day and two yesterday, anc 
we're not eating all of it; and we feel fine hut we 
just don't need all of it. 


02 


02 


16 


12 


cc 


Gemini, Carnarvon CAP COM. We're standing by. 


02 


02 


16 


17 


c 


All right, did you get that report on the food? 


02 


02 


16 


20 


cc 


Roger. Loud and clear. 
HAWAII 


02 


02 


3^ 


1+0 


cc 


Gemini. 


02 


02 


3^ 


hi 


p 


Go ahead, Hawaii, this is Gemini -5. 


02 


02 


35 


08 


p 


Hawaii, Gemini -5. You calling? 


02 


02 


35 


11 


cc 


Stand by, Gemini -5. 


02 


02 


35 


31 


cc 


Gemini -5 j this is Hawaii. I have a maneuver update 
for you. 


02 


02 


35 


36 


p 


Go ahead. 


02 


02 


35 


37 


cc 


Are you standing by to copy? 


02 


02 


35 


1+0 


p 


Affirmative . 


02 


02 


35 


1+1+ 


cc 


Roger, the GETD is 50:1+9:56, the burn is 21.1 feet 
per second, Delta T 28 seconds, Core 25 90211, Core 



26 all zeros, Core 27 all zeros. 

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02 02 36 23 P Roger, give me the time of the burn again, please. 

02 02 36 25 CC The time of the burn, correction to the time of the 

hum, is 1+9, break, it's 50:1+9:57. 



19 



02 02 36 36 P That's the GET, how about the GMT 

02 02 36 1+6 CC That GMT is l6;l+9;57 

02 02 36 56 CC Did you copy, Gemini -5? 

02 02 36 58 P Roger, 16: 1+9:57. 

02 02 37 01 CC Roger. 

02 02 37 03 P Did you want us to insert that to computer? 



02 02 37 05 CC That's affirmative. I can't update you with my 

load down here. 

02 02 37 11 P Say again. 

02 02 37 12 CC That's affirmative. 

02 02 37 20 CC Gemini -5, that's affirmative: just put it in the 

MDIU. 

02 02 37 21+ P Gemini-5, Roger. 

02 02 37 38 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. Is the computer on yet? 

What time do you intend to turn it on? 

02 02 37 kk P Well, we have a Flight Plan time of 16:1+5:00 but I 

think we'll bring it on early. 

02 02 37 50 CC Roger, understand. 

02 02 37 53 C Computer on at this time. 

02 02 37 55 CC Roger. 

02 02 38 19 CC Gemini-5, are you ready to do your first burn? 

02 02 38 27 P That's affirmative. 

02 02 38 28 CC Roger, we have you GO on the ground. 



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\J<L 


C\0 
Uc 


JO 




p 


up nere - 


OP 


DP 


jo 


Ik 






DP 


n? 


JO 


*+? 


re 


LXdlLl.li J- — ^? ^ icU Llk> iUlUn n IlCli jf UU Call illotri U XIl^sU U lie 

computer. We need a summary. 


02 


02 


38 


58 


p 


Roger, I'm inserting at this time. 


02 


02 




no 


cc 




02 


02 


39 


18 


p 


The computer is loaded. 


02 


02 


39 


20 


CC 


Roger, understand. 






4U 


On 




Gemini -5 j Hawaii. We have you about minus 1 minute. 
Standing by. 


02 


02 


40 


37 


P 


Minus 1 minute. We're not going to burn in 1 minute 

"KM 1 C\ * \\d * crv 


OP 


OP 






rr 
00 


O, ;~T O T 1 n&TTIT T Vi n rl T.Ofl TTlS n 11 C 1 TUT TllTt*0* +" Vl n +■ TJn c 

my error. 


02 


02 




50 


P 


Soger. 

GUAYMAS 


02 


02 


1*6 


03 


CC 


Gemini -5 j Guaymas CAP COM. 






4t> 


oo 




Gemini -5 here. 


02 


02 


45 


07 


CC 


Okay, how are you doing? 


02 


02 


46 


09 


c 


Soger, we're standing by to burn. 


02 


02 


46 


10 


cc 


Okay, you're looking good here on the ground for 
your u uxTi . uo you neeu. any more xni umiauiou. 


02 


02 


46 


15 


c 


Negative . 


02 


02 


46 


16 


cc 


Okay, I'd like a mark at the start and the end of 
your burn. 


02 


02 


46 


19 


c 


Roger. 


02 


02 


46 


20 


cc 


Okay. 



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02 


02 


1+6 


22 


CC 


Want to make a GET time hack? 


02 


02 


k6 


25 


c 


Okay. 


02 


02 


U6 


26 


CC 


Okay, on my mark it will be 46, it will be 50: 4( 
you got about 8 seconds. 


02 


02 


1*6 


37 


CC 


3, 2, 1, 


02 


02 


I46 


40 


CC 


MARK. 


02 


02 


¥> 


h3 


c 


Okay. 


02 


02 


46 


44 


CC 


Okay, very good. 


02 


02 


46 


57 


CC 


Okay, they'd like to make a UHF 6 on this pass. 


02 


02 


h7 


02 


c 


Roger. 


02 


02 


47 


4a 


CC 


Sure you got Prelaunch Mode; is that affirm? 


02 


02 


hi 


45 


C 


That's affirm; I was checking the accelerometer 
us here and I have a little drift, so I'm waitir 
to the last minute to go to Catch Up. 


02 


02 


47 


52 


CC 


Okay. 


02 


02 


48 


12 


CC 


You didn't catch up now, right? 


02 


02 


48 


Ik 


c 


That's affirm. 


02 


02 


48 


15 


CC 


Okay. 


02 


02 


49 


52 


c 


5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 


02 


02 


^9 


57 


c 


Burn. 


02 


02 


49 


59 


CC 


Copy. 


02 


02 


50 


27 


c 


End of burn. 


02 


02 


50 


28 


cc 


Okay, I got all that. 


02 


02 


50 


30 


CC 


Give me your IVI readouts; start at the end. 


02 


02 


50 


37 


p 


Roger, they're all zeros. 


02 


02 


50 


40 


cc 


Okay, before and after, right? 



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02 


02 


50 


45 


CC 


• • » 


02 


02 


50 


48 


P 


Right on the money. 


02 


02 


50 


1+9 


CC 


Okay, what thruster has he used? 


02 


02 


50 


53 


p 


Aft firing thrusters. 


02 


02 


50 


5* 


CC 


Okay, very good. 


02 


02 


51 


02 


CC 


Attitudes look real solid right here on the ground. 


02 


02 


51 


06 


p 


Roger. 

CORrUb CHRibTi 


02 


02 


51 


41 


CC 


G-emim-5, Houston CAP COM. 


AO 
Qd 


no 
Od 


51 


111. 
44 


rt 
L> 


noger, nous l- on, Lreinxm-5- iJUrn is compj-eoe. 


no 
ud 


Ud 


51 


4f 




rioger, would you reaa out; ou, ojl ana oc. ior us 
please? 


02 


02 


51 


50 


c 


Roger. 


02 


02 


51 


52 


p 


... 80 was 00004. 


02 


02 


51 


59 


CC 


Roger. 


02 


02 


52 


15 


p 


And 8l was zero and 82 was zero. 


02 


02 


52 


20 


CC 


Roger, thank you. 


02 


02 


52 


23 


p 


I take that back; 82 was 00007. 


02 


02 


52 


28 


CC 


Okay, four zeros and a 7- 


02 


02 


52 


37 


c 


Okay, we're swinging her into 000, getting ready for 
the D-6 sequence 135,165,649. Is that time still 
good? 


02 


02 


52 


47 


CC 


Roger, but be advised that the target will be 
slightly down range from the - when we're using those 
pointing angles that we gave you, and the destroyer 
will be somewhat behind. 


02 


02 


53 


02 


C 


Roger. 



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02 02 53 30 P . . . , we got a real good look at Houston today. 

02 02 53 35 CC Roger, is it raining down here? 

02 02 53 33 P Yes, we could see Clear Lake, and the ... Lake. 

02 02 53 U5 CC How about the Center, could you see the Center? 

02 02 53 kQ P There's a cloud right there some place over you, I 

think. I can't quite make it out. 

02 02 54 03 P I see a big, long, white trail of smoke down the 

center of the hay though. 

02 02 5k 07 CC Roger. 

02 02 5^ 28 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. We would like to send up 

your DCS load now for your next maneuver, any time 
you're ready. 

02 02 5 If 3 if C Roger, would you wait one? 

02 02 5i+ 5if C Okay, you can send it up any time. 

02 02 jlf 56 CC Roger. I understand you're ready now. 

02 02 55 if3 CC Gemini -5, Houston here. You needn't answer this 

transmission but we sent the DCS load and we'll 
give you an update based on U.S. tracking over 
Ascension. 

02 02 55 57 CC White Sands confirms your maneuver. We've gotten 

their tracking already. 

02 02 56 17 C We've got the ships in sight and we're pitching on 

them now. 

02 02 57 19 C Houston, Gemini -5. We didn't get him. It's pretty 

hard to--. 

02 02 57 21 P There he is.' There he is.' 

02 02 57 23 C We have a ship wake in sight. 

02 02 57 26 CC Okay. Go ahead and do it on that then. The ship-- 

the target that you're looking for should have a 
pair of wakes. He should have the destroyer guard 



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out there with him. 

02 02 57 kQ P Unfortunately, without the gunsight, the field of 

view on the scope and the camera are too small and 
I can't find him in it. 

02 02 57 58 CC Roger. I'm sure the water complicates it because 

one piece of water looks like another piece. 

02 02 58 05 P Yes. Well, it's amazing how well I can see through 

this Questar lens, hut I just can't get it off the 
track with it because the field of view is too nar- 
row. 

02 02 58 19 CG How about the four-power telescope, Pete? 

02 02 58 21 P Our field of view is too narrow on it. 

02 02 58 2k CC Okay. Listen, I've got an update for you on the 

time of this . . . 

02 02 58 27 P ... sight so Gordo can stick it right on him and 

then I'd have it. 

02 02 58 30 CC Roger. I've got an updated time for your next man- 
euver. 

02 02 58 37 P Say again. 

02 02 58 38 CC I have an updated time for your next maneuver. Are 

you ready to copy? 

02 02 58 k9 C We're ready to copy, Houston, Go ahead. 

02 02 58 51 CC Okay. It's 02:17:3^:35- I say again, 02:17:3^:35- 

02 02 59 05 C Roger, and you have loaded this in the computer. 

Is that correct? 

02 02 59 08 CC We have loaded the Delta V in the computer. We 

have to relay the times by voice. 

02 02 59 15 C Roger, I understand that, but you have loaded the 

maneuver load. 

02 02 59 19 CC Roger. It's been loaded and verified and we'll 

check the U.S. tracking data and give you any 



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farther updates that are necessary over Ascension. 
02 02 59 30 C Roger. 
02 02 59 46 CC Gemini -5, Houston. 
02 02 59 49 C Go ahead, Gemini -5- 

02 02 59 51 CC We have a Section 2 purge at this time also, rfill 

you be able to handle that? 

02 02 59 59 C Over Center, right now. 

02 03 00 01 CC Right now. 

02 03 00 02 C Okay. 

02 03 00 04 CC Pretty busy, isn't it? 

02 03 00 06 C Fairly. Stand by for hydrogen purge mark. 

02 03 00 12 CC Roger. 

02 03 00 28 C Hydrogen purge complete. Stand by for 02 purge on 

my mark. MARK. 

02 03 02 36 C 02 purge is complete. 

TANANARIVE 

02 03 11 50 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, Houston here. 

02 03 11 55 P Roger, Houston, Gemini-5 here. 

02 03 11 57 CC Roger. We have your maneuver update. Are you 

ready to copy? 

02 03 12 03 P Yes. 

02 03 12 05 CC Roger. The GMT of burn is 02:17:34:31. That's 

02:17:34:31. Delta V, 15. 2, 15. 2. The burn time 
is 20, 20 that is. Pitch is 0, yaw is 0, aft fir- 
ing thrusters Address 25 00152. I say again Address 
25 is 00152. Address 26 is all zeros. Address 27 
is all zeros. 

02 03 13 01 P Understood time of burn 02:17:34:31, Delta V 15.2 

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Time of burn 20 seconds. Address 25 00152. 26, 
27 all zeros. 



02 03 


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Gemini-5, Gremini-5, Houston here. That is correct. 
We would like to have you attempt to burn out the 
residuals that you have in Addresses 80, 8l and 82 
on all the rest of the maneuvers. 


02 03 


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Roger. 


02 03 


34 


03 


P 


Voice recorder is on. Preparing to burn at 17:34:31 


02 03 


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06 


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Thruster switch is ON. 


02 03 


3k 


08 


P 


Okay, you're in ORB RATE, your thruster' s ON, Start 
Camp button is pushed, IVI's are correct, Address 
80 here --you count down to the burn. 


02 03 


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20 


c 


Okay. 


02 03 


3k 


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c 


5, k, 3> 2, 1, burning. 


02 03 


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35 


c 


14, 13, 12 — 


02 03 


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39 


p 


You should quit at 51 if it's not down. 


02 03 


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41 


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9, 3, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. 


02 03 


34 


51 


p 


Okay. 


02 03 


3k 


59 


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Okay, Address 80 was 0. Address 8l is 0.6 so you'l! 
have to take that out. 


02 0^ 






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Okay, that would be where? 


02 03 


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15 


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Wait one--l82 and that's ... right. 


02 03 


35 


23 


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Right? Okay? 


02 03 


35 


25 


p 


Go ahead. 


02 03 


35 


27 


c 


Okay. 


02 03 


35 


32 


p 


Another little squirt. 


02 03 


35 


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Another little squirt. 



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02 03 


35 


1+9 


P 


Whoops, the other way, back the other way. 


02 03 


35 




P 


Okay. 


02 03 


35 


58 


C 


We're adding some on now. 


02 03 


36 


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P 


Okay, that's good enough. Call it zero. 


02 03 


36 


10 


P 


One foot down. 


02 03 


36 


18 


P 


Wo , that ' s 1 foot . . . 


02 03 


36 


30 


P 


Okay. 


02 03 


36 


3k 


P 


One more time. 


02 03 


36 


1+2 


P 


Got it. 


02 03 


36 


58 


c 


... canted thrusters there. You want to take that 
out? 


02 03 


37 


03 


p 


Yes. Don't fire ... before it's supposed too. 
We'll make the recommendation that you don't burn 
in Platform, because that's very sloppy. 


02 03 


37 


1+6 


c 


Yes. 


02 03 


37 


b9 


p 


... we can hold it in Rate Command much more ac- 
curately than we did in the last burn. 


02 03 




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p 


Comment for the tape: For rendezvous mission at 
night looking out the window with the computer on, 
the Start Camp light is way, way too bright. 

CARNARVON 


02 03 


1+2 


1+1 


cc 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


02 03 


1+2 


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p 


Gemini-5, go ahead. 


02 03 


1+2 


^5 


cc 


Roger. Would you give me time of your burn and the 
readouts of core 80, 8l and 82? 


02 03 


1+2 


52 


p 


Roger. The time of burn was 17:3l+:31 and that 8l 
and 82 were zero, but in getting them to zero, we 



wound up with a half a foot more burn. We burned 
15.7. 



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02 


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17 


CC 


Okay. What was 80? 15-7? 


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Jr 


No. 80 was minus 0005« 


02 03 


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Roger. 


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31 


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ukay , tne reason lor inax; was we uiltllcu. ±n uric ridri,- 
form Mode to see how well it would do, and it's a 

right in which we had to take out. 


02 03 


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Roger, understand. 


02 


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47 


P 


Next time we'll burn the Rate Command. 


02 


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50 


CC 


Did you say next time you'll try Rate Command? 


02 


03 


1+3 


52 


P 


Yes, we did that before and that's much better than 
this Platform Mode. 


02 


03 


1+3 


56 


CC 


Roger. Okay, I've got an update for your next man- 
euver, your next plane change. 


02 




44 


06 


p 


Okay, ready to copy. 


02 


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44 


08 


CC 


Okay. Time we'll burn is 18 hours 06 minutes 26 

Delta T, is 19 seconds. Pitch zero, yaw minus 90. 
Aft thrusters Core 25 all zeros, Core 26 all zeros, 
Core 27 00146. This is Maneuver No. 3 ... You copy' 


02 


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11 


p 


That ' s af f irmative. 


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1+5 


13 


CC 


Roger. 


02 


03 


1+5 


17 


CC 


Okay. We've had some trouble with your tape counts 
below the tape dumps. At this time we'd like for 
you to switch your DC -to -DC Converter to SECONDARY. 


02 


03 


1+5 


32 


p 


Roger. DC-to-DC Converter to SECONDARY. 


02 


03 


1+5 


36 


CC 


Roger. And leave it in that position. They'll 
take a tape dump over the States this pass and eval 
uate it and see if it helps. 


02 


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1+5 


44 


p 


Roger. Be advised that at the gunsight, or the 
sight, we're unable to view the D-4. We will get 



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the D-4 klO Bravo; we will get the 1+07 if we have 
time. 

02 03 46 00 CC Did you say you would get 4l0 Bravo? 

02 03 46 03 P No, we can't get that one. We've been trying with 

the telescope over here hut we haven't been success- 
ful. And we'll do 407 if possible. 

02 03 46 13 CC Roger. 

02 03 46 26 CC Gremini-5, Carnarvon. Could you give us an estimate 

on how much you used the lateral thrusters? 

02 03 46 36 P We took 1 foot down out, and I think it was 0.4 

foot right. 

02 03 46 44 CC Roger. 

02 03 49 07 C 

02 03 49 09 P Yes. I got the recorder on. I want to talk about 

this D-4/D-7. We couldn't do 4l0 at 17:42:00, and 
with the maneuver updates coming in over Carnarvon 
we did not have the time to do 407, which we would 
have been able to do. And so far they have really 
been crowding us on getting this stuff done, un- 
stowed, get the spacecraft in the right position at 
the right time, and so forth. We're just not doing 
as good as job as if we weren't so rushed. 

02 04 00 40 P Take off. The right attitude thruster in the Pulse 

Mode seems to double blip real easily. We might 
look into that when we get back. That's the roll 
right attitude thrusters, thrusters 

HAWAII 

02 04 08 58 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 
02 04 09 00 C Say it, Hawaii, Gemini -5. 

02 04 09 03 CC Roger, we didn't copy an oral temperature. We'd 

like a blood pressure, please. 

02 04 09 07 C Roger. We're busy with the burner right now. 

You'll just have to wait a minute. 



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02 Ok 09 11 CC Roger. 

02 Ok 09 12 C Burn. 

02 0^ 09 38 C Hawaii, Gemini -5. 

02 Ok 09 39 CC Go ahead. 

02 Ok 09 hi C Roger. Address 80 on the burn read zero, or read 

minus 0000^, 81 read 00002, 82 read 00002. We did 
not tajte out either 8l or 82 because we did not 
want to add any more forward, aftward, firing com- 
ponent to the Address 80. See we can't fire out 
forward firing thrusters. 

02 Ol* 10 12 CC Roger, understand. 

02 Ok 10 19 CC What was the time of the burn? 

02 Ok 10 22 C 18:06:26. 

02 Ok 10 27 C Roger. 

02 0l+ 10 kO CC I've got some Flight Plan updates for you whenever 

you're ready to copy. 

02 Ok 10 51 P I'm ready to copy. Oral temperature's going in to 

the Command Pilot. 

02 Ok 10 55 CC Roger. The title is Map the second day 17:56:5^- 

Longitude 1^5.0 East. Stand by one, Gemini -5. 

02 0^ 11 22 P What revolution is that? 

02 Ok 11 25 CC REVOLUTION 33- 

02 Ok 11 29 P Oltay, ready for the start. 

02 Ok U 55 CC 505 Sequence No. 03, pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 

right Ik. This is an update of the previous in- 
formation we passed you. 

02 Ok 12 11 P That time was 18:25:35? 

02 Ok 12 Ik CC 05. 

02 Ok 12 16 P Roger. 18:25:05. 

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02 ok 12 20 CC How were your attitudes during the burn? 

02 Ok 12 22 p They looked like they were right on, and we were 

in Rate Command. I don't know where the little 
bit got in. We held it pretty good. 

02 Ok 12 33 CC We'd like to know what your attitudes were when you 

made your readouts on 80, 8l and 82. 

02 04 12 39 p They were on minus 90-00. 

02 Olj- 12 CC Roger. 

02 0k 12 1+6 P That's minus 90 yaw. 

02 0l+ 12 1+8 Roge.-. 

02 Ok 13 06 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii Surgeon. See your attempts at 

blood pressures are all invalid. Are you having 
a problem with the blood pressure apparatus? 

02 0l+ 13 Ik P Yes. We just had the 0-ring fail on it. We've got 

some more in here. We'll have to skip it this pass. 
If we get another one on, we'll do it later. 

02 Ql+ 13 21 CC Roger. Then can you give me a water report? I 

copied your food and sleep report over Carnarvon 
last time, so if you give me information on water, 
that will be sufficient. 

02 0l+ 13 29 P We were both up to 12 pounds. 

02 Ok 13 32 CC Roger. 

02 0l+ ll+ 03 CC You ready to copy another Flight Plan update? 
02 0k Ik 06 P Roger. 

02 Ok Ik 08 CC S-7 second day 21:26:1+9, Sequence No. 03, pitch 90 

degrees down, tropical storm. 

02 01+ 11+ 27 P Roger. S-7 at 21:26:1+9, Sequence No. 03, pitch down 

90 degrees, tropical storm. Roger. 

02 01+ ll+ 36 CC Roger. Another S-7. Second day 21:33:02, Sequence 

No. 03. 



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02 Ok Ik 50 P Do you read Gemini -5, Hawaii? 

GUMMAS 

02 Ok 20 26 CC Gemini -5 j Guaymas CAP COM. 

02 Ok 20 29 P Say it, Guaymas, Gemini -5 here. 

02 Ok 20 31 CC Okay. You're looking real good down here. How are 

you doing? 

02 Ok 20 3^ P GO up here. 

02 Ok 20 36 CC Okay. Well let's check that last S-7 update you 

were given your Flight Plan lay Hawaii. Let's make 
sure you got it all. You got your book out? 



02 Ok 20 k9 P Yes. 

02 Ok 20 50 CC Okay. It's S-7, 02:21:33:02. 03. Pitch 90 degrees 

down, tropical storm, and both of the S-7's you were 
given over Hawaii are for one astro only. 

02 Ok 21 13 P Roger. Is there two of them? One at 21:26:1*9? 

02 Ok 21 17 CC That's affirm. 

02 Ok 21 18 P What was the other time, please? 

02 Ok 21 20 CC Okay. The first one was 21:26:49- The second one 

was 21:33:02. 

02 Ok 21 3k P Roger. 
02 Ok 21 35 CC Okay. 

02 Ok 21 kl P Okay. We're pitched down 30 and we're about to yaw 

right Ik degrees, and I hope we can pick up Laredo. 

02 Ok 21 k9 CC Okay. 

TEXAS 

02 Ok 27 26 P Houston, Gemini -5- 

02 Ok 27 30 CC Go ahead, Gemini -5, this is Houston here. 



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02 Ql+ 27 33 P Yes. Gordo spotted. ... I never did pick up. The 

weather was Loud and clear there, and I just didn't 
see it. 

02 01+ 27 1+3 GC Okay, There's still, like I said yesterday, there 

aren't a lot of contrasting landmarks. Did you 
get any of the readings? 

02 01+ 27 50 P No. 

02 0l+ 27 52 CC Was that negative? 

02 0l+ 27 54 P That's right. That's negative. We got the spot 

pinned down, but, boy, it sure is hard to see it. 

02 ok 27 59 C You might tell them I can see the figures on tne 

squares. I didn't try taking any readings; I was 
trying to get the position for Pete to take his 
readings out I could see several of the figures 
quite clearly. 

02 Ok 23 12 CC Okay. 

02 Ok 28 19 C You might also tell them it's just like we suspected 

from the airplane; they increase and decrease with 
light angle. 

02 Ok 28 29 CC Okay. Your visibility of the target varies with 

your light angle. Is tnat correct? 

02 0l+ 28 31+ C Of the figure inside the target. 

02 Ok 28 36 CC Right. I have some information here for you, 

Gemini -5. 

02 01+ 28 1+7 P Roger, go ahead. 

02 Ql+ 28 1+9 CC Okay. Be advised that you have approximately 1+0 

pounds of drinking water in your adapter in case 
you need it. Your fuel cells are working fine. 
And I've got an update for your reverse coelliptic 
maneuver here. 

02 ok 29 02 P Roger, go ahead. 

02 04 29 Ok CC Roger. The GMT of burn is 02:19:03:1+1. That's 

02:19:03:41. Delta V is 19.8. That's 19. 8. With 

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a burn time of 25, bum time of 25 seconds. Your 
pitch angle is minus Ik. 5. That's minus lU.5- Yaw 
is zero, thrusters are aft. Address 25 is 00192. 
That's Address 25 00192. Address 26 is 00050. I 
say Address 26 again is 00050. Address 27 is all 
zeros. That's all. 

02 Ok 30 07 P Roger, GMT in hum 02:19:03:^1. Delta V 19.8, 25 

seconds. Pitch down 1^.5, 00 on the yaw. 25,00192; 
26,00050; 27,0000. 

02 Ok 30 2k CC Roger. 

02 OU 30 28 P We got a real good look at Florida and Cuba and the 

Bahamas today. 

02 Ok 30 35 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Say again; you were pretty 

garbled that time. 

02 Ok 30 39 P Roger, I say we're getting a good look at Florida 

and the Bahamas and Cuba today. 

02 Ok 30 kk CC Roger. 

02 Ok 30 kQ CC Gemini-5. Also be advised that we will update this 

data I just gave you over Ascension based on U.S. 
tracking. 

02 Ok 30 55 P Roger. 

02 Ok 31 25 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston here again. You needn't 

acknowledge this, but be advised there's going to 
be an S-6 Experiment coming up before that S-7 that 
you were just updated on, so be prepared to put it 
in your Flight Plan ahead of the S-7. 

02 04 31 38 P Roger. 

02 Ok 31 ^5 CC Another comment here, Gemini-5, from Houston. I 

think that we may have a way for you to use your 
reticle. If you get time along the way here, you 
might check to see that your utility light works. 
And if it doesn't, let us know and we'll describe 
how to dismantle the reticle so that you can use 
your utility light. 

02 Ok 32 10 P Roger. The utility light does work. 

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02 Ok 32 13 CC Okay, very good. While we have t. couple of minutes 

here maybe we can talk about it light now. If 
you ... there are a couple of sctbws up on top of 
the sight just underneath the loo ;e part that you 
screw into the window. If you take those two screws 
out , the light comes off. And you may be able to 
fix your utility light up on the top to shine down 
through the filter there and onto the glass and you 
should have an image presented there that should be 
alined exactly the way the normal reticle was. 

32 Ok 32 1+6 P Roger. We'll give it a go this evening. 

02 Ok 32 50 CC Yes. It takes a little while. There's two screws 

that you have to take off to get the light off and 
then there are a couple other screws that you need 
to take off to get the cord off. But if you get 
those off, you may be able to fix the light with 
some tape or something to shine down through the 
upper portion, 

02 Ok 33 09 P Okay. 

02 Ok 33 26 CC Got another question here, Gemini -5. We're schedul- 
ing a couple experiments when somebody's going to 
be sleeping. We'd like to know if the thrusters 
have been keeping you awake. Because If they have, 
we'll eliminate some of those experiments. 

02 Ok 33 39 P So far they haven't. On the launch sleep periods 

we were both pretty tired and we just slept right 
through it. 

02 0k 33 ^6 CC Okay. We'll go ahead and schedule experiments dur- 
ing that time for one man and if the thrusters 
bother you., just knock off the experiments and let 
us know about it. 

02 Ok 33 55 P Okay. 

02 0k 33 56 C Okay, there's only one thing that interrupts sleep 

and that is these fuel cell purges. I can't get to 
the fuel ceil switches from here. And Pete has to 
do all the purging. 

02 Ok 3k 06 CC Okay, Gordo, we'll try to take that into account 

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so that we can let Pete sleep for the long periods. 

02 Ok 3k Ik P Either that, or why don't we try one one time and 

see if we can't purge both of them at one time to 
get back on the 6 -hour cycle. 

02 Ok 3k 22 CC Okay, we'll look into that here. 

02 0l+ 3k 25 P Very good. 

02 Ok k6 01 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here, over. 
02 Ok k6 08 P Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5 here. 

02 Ok k6 10 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston here. 1 have your reverse 

coelliptic maneuver update for you. Are you ready 
to copy? 

02 Ok k6 20 P Ready to copy. 

02 Ok k6 22 CC Roger. Your GMT of burn 02:19:04:04. I say again, 

02:19:04:04. Delta V 17-3. I say again, 17.3. 
Burn time is 22. Burn time 22. Pitch angle nega- 
tive 15.8, negative 15.8. Yaw is 0, thrusters aft. 
Address 25 00167. I say again, Address 25 is OOI67. 
Address 26 00047. I say again, Address 26 is 00047. 
Address 27 is all zeros. Over. 

02 Ok kj 22 C This is Gemini-5. Time of burn 02:19:04:04, Delta V 

17.3, 22 seconds. Minus I5.8 pitch, 30 yaw, aft- 
firing thrusters, 25 OOI67 , 26 000 47 , Address 27, 
5 ... 

02 Ok kj kS CC Soger, Address 27 was all zeros. Thank you. Also, 

we would like to have you do a purge on only one 
section, Section No. 2, after you complete your re- 
verse coelliptic. We're investigating the possibil- 
ity of purging both sections at that time but we 
won't know for quite some time yet. 

02 Ok 48 12 C Purge Section 2 after reverse coelliptic. 

02 01+ 43 15 CC Roger. 

02 05 03 28 P Okay, the time for the tape is 19:03:30. Preparing 

for the reverse coelliptic burn at 19:04:04. 



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30 seconds. 

IVI's maneuver controller ON. 
17 feet forward, huh? 
17 feet forward. 
Okay. 

That's what it says. 
Maneuver controller's ON. 
k, 3- 2, 1, thrusting. 
One, stop. 

TANANARIVE 

Gemini -5, Gemini -5, this is Houston here, over. 
Okay, get it forward just a notch. 
Okay, just one second. 
Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. 

Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Can you 
give us your residuals in 80, 8l and 82? 

Another--j ust a squirt. 

Address 80 is 00001. 

Address 80 is 00001. 

Address 8l is 00001. 

Address 82 is 00002. 

Roger, understand. Roger. We got that. I won't 
bother repeating it. Be advised that we want you 
to purge both sections. I say again, both sections 
right after the coelliptic burn, and then we want 
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02 05 05 54 P You're unreadable. I thought you said to purge 

both sections. Is that correct? 

02 05 06 03 CC Roger. That is affirmative. Purge both sections 

before powering down. Then we want the Pilot to 
get to sleep. 

02 05 06 16 P Roger, understand. Purge them before powering 

down; Pilot go to sleep. 

02 05 06 22 CC Affirmative. Be advised that we're going to slip 

the sleep periods approximately 1 hour so that 
you'll still get the same amount of sleep; we'll 
just start an hour later. 

02 05 06 Id. C 

02 05 06 k2 P You're unreadable. I can hear you talking about 

something about sleep, but you're unreadable. Pass 
it up to the next station. 

02 05 06 51 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Houston here. You're unread- 
able. We've gotten the important messages across. 

02 05 06 52 P Give it to us at Carnarvon. 

02 05 07 11 C Okay, maneuver controller is OFF and STOWED. 

02 05 07 13 P Okay, go back, to 000. 

02 05 07 18 P I'm going to power you down ... purge the fuel cells. 

02 05 07 23 C Okay. 

02 05 07 25 P All right. Put the gage OH. Here come the . . . 

02 05 07 30 P All right. Let me mark it ON. On the recorder the 

time is 19:10:00. I'm going to purge both sections 
of the fuel cell. 

02 05 13 30 P Okay, the time is Day 2, 19:15:00. Fuel cell purge 

complete on both fuel cells for the first time. 
We're sort of back in normal operation on the fuel 
cell. 

02 05 17 59 P Okay, the time is 19:18:00. We have powered back 

down to approximately 18-19 amp comsumption. Bias 
power is primary, DC power is ACME, ACME horizon 



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scanner is secondary, and we're in Horizon Scan Mode 
after our purge. OAMS fuel onboard reading k2rt 0 . 

HAWAII 

02 05 kk 13 CC Gemini -5, Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. 
02 05 kk 21 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5, 

02 05 kk 23 CC Roger. I have a Flight Plan update for you when 

you're ready to copy. 

02 05 kk 29 C Roger, go ahead. 

02 05 kk 31 CC Roger. S-6, second day, 20:00:00. Sequence 05. 

Houston area. Command Pilot only. 

02 05 kk 55 C Roger. 

02 05 kk 58 CC Roger, Gemini-5. I have nothing for you. Hawaii 

is standing by. 

02 05 k5 03 C Roger. Thank you very much. 

02 05 45 21 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. Could I get an onboard 

OAMS propellant quantity readout? 

02 05 k5 29 C Roger. U2$>. 

02 05 U5 31 CC Roger. Thank you. 

02 05 i+5 kO C How about relaying a little information back to the 

surgeon at MCC. 

02 05 k5 k$ CC Go ahead. 

02 05 1*5 57 C We finally figured out why he's so confused over 

our food. The reason is that we started eating 
the first day on the food that was stored in our 
foot well areas for launch. And this started us 
off wrong then on our sequencing numbers, so that 
we're just now getting to Day 1 meals that were 
stored in the aft locker. 

02 05 k6 18 CC Roger. We'll relay it to them. 

02 05 k6 22 C We have been eating ample and not feeling at all 

hungry. 

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02 05 1+6 28 CC Roger, understand. 

02 05 1+6 kk CC Gemini, hew did the purge go? 

02 05 1+6 1+6 C Roger, purge went very well. No problems at all 

on it. 

02 05 1+6 52 CC Roger. 

02 05 1+7 08 CC Was that both sections, Gemini? 
02 05 1+7 10 C Roger. Both sections. 

02 05 1+7 12 CC Roger. 

02 05 1+7 25 CC Gemini, did you fix the 0-ring blood pressure bulb? 
02 05 1+7 29 C That's affirmative. 

02 05 Iff 31 CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

02 05 5k 2l+ CC Gemini -5, Guaymas CAP COM. You're looking good on 

the ground. We have nothing for you; standing by. 

02 05 5I+ 29 C Roger, Guaymas. Fine up here. 

TEXAS 

02 05 58 06 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5- This is Houston. 
02 05 58 11 C ... Gemini-5. 

02 05 58 12 CC Roger. Would you put your C-Band Adapter Switch to 

COMMAND please? 

02 05 58 17 C Roger. 

02 05 58 18 CC And Gemini-5, be advised that there's going to be a 

Minuteman launch down at the Cape here. In a couple 
more minutes I'll get you a time hack on that. You 
might see if you can see it. 

02 05 58 30 C Okay. 

02 05 58 32 CC I've got some news for you here. It says here in 

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the headlines of the Houston Post this morning that 
GT-5 is going to chase an imaginary spacecraft. 

02 05 58 50 C Very good. 

02 05 58 58 C Dia we catch it? 

02 05 59 00 CC Yes, I guess you did. 

02 05 59 0k CC Hey, Gemini-5, we'll give you a mark at 60 seconds 

and at 30 seconds. You might look out over towards 
the Cape and see if you can see anything out that 
way. 

02 05 59 Ik C Okay. 

02 05 59 19 CC Sixty seconds now. 

02 05 59 35 CC Gordo, if you're fooling around at all with that 

sight, you might give us a call if and when you get 
it fixed so that we can plan some of our experiments 
for tomorrow. 

02 05 59 ^7 C Okay. 

02 05 59 k& CC Minus 30 seconds. 

02 05 59 k9 CC MaKK.. 

02 06 00 Ok CC Fifteen seconds. Can you see the Cape at all? 

02 06 00 08 P No. 

02 06 00 09 C Not yet. There's cloud cover from here. 

02 06 00 12 CC Five seconds. 3,2, they're holding, Gordo. 

02 06 00 23 C Okay. 

02 06 00 2k CC Got you excited, didn't we? 

02 06 00 27 C Yes. 

02 06 00 29 CC Go. They just lifted off. 

02 06 00 32 C Okay. 



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02 06 00 3 k GC Keep looking. 

02 06 01 26 CC Gemini -5 3 Houston here. You're looking very good 

from the ground. We really don't have much for you 
this time. 

02 06 01 31 C Okay. I don't see anything down Florida way. 

02 06 01 38 CC Okay. 

02 06 01 kO C It's pretty cloudy from here. 

02 06 01 42 CC Okay. How's the weather been today? Have you seen 

much of the ground? 

02 06 01 1+7 C Quite a bit. 

02 06 01 51 CC Hey, what do you think about the S-8/D-13 tomorrow? 

Do you think you've picked up enough knowledge about 
the area to help you find it? 

02 06 02 00 C I think so. 

02 06 02 02 CC Okay. Plan on doing it tomorrow such that whoever 

sees it first goes ahead and takes the measurements. 

02 06 02 09 C Okay. 

02 06 02 17 C I was wearing my landing glasses. 

02 06 02 21 CC Oh, very good, very good. The contacts or the ones 

with the horn rims? 

02 06 02 26 C The big horn rims. 

02 06 02 28 CC Okay. 

COSTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
02 07 00 13 CC Gemini -5, CSQ, CAP COM. 
02 07 00 22 C CSQ ... Gtemini-5- 

02 07 00 25 CC Roger, Gemini-5 CSQ. This is a block retrofire up- 
date for you. Are you ready to copy? 

02 07 00 32 C Roger. Stand by one. 

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02 07 00 53 C Go ahead. 

02 07 00 5^ CC Roger. Area 36-4 0 0, Day 2, 22:36:35, 11:54, 18:36, 

Roll left 51, roll right 69. 37-3 0 0, Day 2, 
23:56:36, 12:41, 18:20. Roll left 51, roll right 
69. 

02 07 02 12 C Good. 

02 07 02 14 CC 33-3 0 0, Day 3, 01:31:09, 12:05, 18:11. Roll left 

51, roll right 69. 

02 07 02 48 C Good. 

02 07 02 50 CC 39B 0 0, Day 3, 03:05:38, 11:53, 18:30. Roll left 

51, roll right 69. 

02 07 03 29 C Check. 

02 07 03 30 CC Roger, And I have an Apollo landmark update for 

you. Day 2. Correction. Are you ready to copy 
your Apollo update? 

02 07 03 39 C Yes, I'm ready. 

02 07 03 41 CC Okay. Day 2, 21:45:39- Sequence 212. Pitch 30 

down. Yaw 18 right. Did you copy? 

02 07 04 05 C Yes, I got that. 

02 07 04 08 CC Roger. CSQ has you GO on the ground. If nothing 

further, standing by. 



02 


07 


04 


27 


CC 


Gemini -5, CSQ. 


02 


07 


04 


31 


P 


. . . CSQ. 


02 


07 


04 


33 


CC 


Roger. Be advised that the weather is good in all 












the previous areas. 


02 


07 


04 


37 


C 


Okay. Very good, thank you. 












HAWAII 


02 


07 


19 


38 


CC 


Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


02 


07 


19 


42 


p 


Hello, Hawaii, Gemini -5 . 



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02 07 19 kk CC Roger. We've got you Green from the ground and 

we're copying your dump. We'd like you to cycle 
your Quantity Read Switch and give us readouts. 

02 07 19 52 P Okay. ECS 02 89$, 78O pounds. 

02 07 20 07 CC 780. 

02 07 20 09 P 780 psia. 

02 07 20 11 CC Roger, 

02 07 20 15 P Fuel cell O2 9^>> about 90 psia. 

02 07 20 2k CC Roger. 

02 07 20 27 P Fuel cell hydrogen 89$, 800 psia. 

02 07 20 33 CC Roger. We would like to advise you the next time 

you're over us on 36 Rev, we would like to 
get your experiment status for the last 2k hours. 



02 07 20 k6 


P 


Okay. 


02 07 38 51 


C 


Coming in now over South America . . . Apollo Land- 
mark Sequence 212. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


02 07 1+3 16 


CC 


Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 


02 07 43 22 


c 


Go ahead, RKV, Gemini -5- 


02 07 *+3 21+ 


CC 


Roger. All systems look good here on the ground. 


02 07 k$ 30 


c 


Roger, go ahead. 


02 07 1+3 32 


cc 


I have an orbit update for you if you'd like to 
copy. 


02 07 43 37 


c 


Roger, can you wait just a couple of minutes? 
I'm ... 


02 07 1+3 kl 


CC 


Roger. Give rae a call when you're ready. 


02 07 L+3 kk 


c 


Okay. 



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02 07 kk 05 C There it is. See it up there? 

02 07 hh 10 C Lake Titicaca shows up very loud and clear, ahead. 

The lake itself is an excellent landmark. Shows 
quite clearly. Wow we'll see if any particular 
point--oh well, it's on the southern edge of the 
lake, extends to the eastern snore end, and I have 
it in view already. I must be a couple of hundred 
miles, 250 miles away easily. I have the point in 
view and the lake is the big giveaway. A long 
peninsula here. 

02 07 45 27 C Late afternoon with the sun casting fairly long 

shadows on the mountains and rugged terrain. 

02 07 k6 17 C Taking this picture at 1/250 and 8, because of a 

decrease of light down below. 

02 07 US k6 C That was Frame 62 and Frame 63. 

02 07 ^7 h3 C And Frame 6*+, and we're well past it. 

02 08 03 k6 C Okay, Day 2, 22;0^:00, we changed the first rubber 

piece on the urine device. Just prior to this a 
few hours ago, we changed and threw away our first 
wipe towels and have fresh ones on. 

02 08 Ok 15 C And here we sit, one defecating, one urinating. 

Coming up over sunrise --trying to fly the space- 
craft and do 16 experiments. Otherwise, it's kind 
of a slack time. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

02 08 35 27 C Hello, CSQ, Gemini -5- 

02 08 35 30 CC Currently we have you GO on the ground and I have 

a map update for you. Are you ready to copy? 

02 08 35 35 C Roger. Go ahead. 

02 08 35 37 CC Roger. Map 22 plus 25 plus 00, Rev 36, 

longitude 77 degrees East. Star, 22 plus 25 plus 
00. 01 plus hO plus l6. Did you copy? 

02 08 36 12 C That's affirmative. 

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02 08 36 lb CC Roger. And be advised your ephemerls is now 

107.3 by 168.1 nautical miles. 

02 08 36 2k C Say again the ephemeris. 

02 08 36 28 CC Roger. 107. 8 by 168. 1 nautical miles. 

02 08 36 37 C Soger. 

02 08 36 kk C We have one slight discrepancy. We've lost the 

cabin temperature gage. However, we have a hand 
temperature gage to use. 

02 08 36 55 CC Roger, copy. 

02 08 37 23 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Be advised your cabin heat exchanger 

outlet air temperature is 7k degrees. 

02 08 37 33 C Roger. Thanlt you. 

02 08 38 18 C CSQ. Gemini -5- 

02 08 38 21 C CSQ, go ahead. 

02 08 38 23 C What's your position? 

02 08 38 28 CC Stand by. 

02 08 38 kO CC Roger. CSQ's position is 21 degrees North, 125 

degrees East. 

02 08 38 HQ C Roger. You're not in the position you were supposed 

to be , are you? 

02 08 38 53 CC Affirmative. That's our assigned position. 

02 08 38 55 C I see. Did you move for the typhoon a little while 

ago? 

02 08 38 59 CC The only movement we have is some drift possibly 20 

miles and then back to the ... 

02 08 39 08 C Roger. That was 21 North, 125 East, right? 

02 08 39 11 CC That's affirmative. 

02 08 39 13 C TharQt you. 

02 08 140 1+7 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. It's about 1 minute until LOS. Have 



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nothing further. Standing by. 

02 08 kO 52 C Gemini -5. Roger. Standing by. 

HAWAII 

02 08 53 19 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii. 

02 08 53 21 C Hello, Hawaii, Gemini -5. 

02 08 53 23 CC Soger. We'd like to advise you that you have a 

D-4/D-7 over this station, and would you place your 

Radar Mode Switch to STANDBY until further notice? 

02 08 53 kk CC Gemini -5, that's deleted. Pardon me. That was an 

error. Do not do that. 

02 08 53 h9 C Roger. 

02 08 53 51 CC Okay, we're ready to receive experimental data. 
02 08 53 55 P We're not going to make it this pass. 

02 08 53 58 CC Roger. Understand. 

02 08 5^ 00 C The thing is the list of 24-hour experimental data. 

Would you like that Hawaii? 

02 08 5^ 06 CC That's affirmative. 

02 08 54 10 P All right. We've completed two MSC-1 tests, one 

Cabin Lighting, UHF Test 04 and 01, D-l, that's 
Dog-1, Sequence 2 and 3, D-6 Sequence 12, Sequence 
20, Sequence 134, S-7 tropical storm, Apollo Land- 
mark 212, D-4/D-7 Sequence 420, S-6 Sequence 07, 
and we have completed two full magazines of celes- 
tial pictures on S-5 and S-6. 

02 08 55 52 CC Roger, Gemini -5. 

02 08 56 08 CC Gemini -5 > Hawaii, we have your reading on the 

ground. 

02 08 56 16 P Roger. We're GO up here. 

02 08 56 18 CC Roger. I have a further remark; delete D-4/D-7 

over Hawaii. Pick it up over RKV-36. 



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02 08 56 37 P Okay. 

02 08 56 56 CC Gemini -5 is your Radar on STANDBY? 
02 08 56 59 C That's negative. 

02 08 57 03 CC Would you put your Radar Mode Switch to STANDBY 

until further notice? 

02 08 57 09 C Roger. You sure you want it to STANDBY? 

02 08 57 17 CC That's affirmative. Radar to STANDBY, Gemini -5. 

02 08 57 20 P Okay. Radar turned to STANDBY and out. 

02 08 57 26 CC That's because of your temperature, Gemini-5. It's 

getting low. They want to warm it up a little. 

02 08 57 3^ C Oh. Okay. 

02 08 58 07 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii is standing by. 
02 08 58 11 C Roger. Thank you, hoys. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
02 10 11 55 C CSQ, Gemini-5. 

02 10 12 09 C CSQ, Gemini-5. 

02 10 12 11 CC Roger. 

02 10 12 28 C Over Hawaii, but we'll make the B-k pass on Hawaii- 

this pass. 

02 10 12 35 CC Roger, copy. 

02 10 12 37 C Our status is Green. 

02 10 12 kl CC Houston would also like to know the status of the 

reticle repair. Over. 

02 10 12 1*9 C Roger, we haven't started on that yet. Little bit 

later. 

02 10 12 51 CC Roger. 

02 10 13 15 CC Gemini-5, CSQ has nothing further; we're standing 

by. 



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02 10 Ik 55 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
02 10 Ik 57 C Go ahead. 

02 10 Ik 58 CC Roger, Houston advises scrub the V-k/l>-7 over Hawaii 

this pass due to weather, and you did copy that 
Hawaii will be a medical data pass for the Pilot, 
affirm? 

HAWAII 

02 10 28 kl CC Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 
02 10 28 53 ... Hawaii. 

02 10 28 5k CC Roger, we copied your oral temperature; stand by. We 

are standing by for blood pressure. 

02 10 29 03 P Roger, coming down. 

02 10 30 2k P Hawaii, did you get the blood pressure? 

1 

02 10 30 30 CC Gemini -5, this is Hawaii Surgeon, we're having a 

problem with our T/M. We haven't got any data on 
you so far. 

02 10 30 37 P Okay. I just sent it down. Want me to go again? 

02 10 30 39 CC Stand by one, Gemini -5. 
02 10 30 k2 P Okay. 

02 10 31 00 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. We've got T/M 

now. Could, you give us your blood pressure? 

02 10 31 Ok C Roger. 

02 10 31 07 CC Gemini-5 would you place the Radar Switch to OFF? 
02 10 31 12 P Hold still. 

02 10 31 ^8 CC Okay, we have good blood pressure. Give me a mark 

when you begin your exercise, please. 

02 10 31 53 P Stand by. MARK. 

02 10 32 59 CC Okay, we have a good blood pressure. Pete, I under- 

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stand that you just got up from your nap. So if 
you can give us a water report, that's about all 
we'll need. 

02 10 33 06 P Roger. The Pilot has drunk 13 pounds 3 ounces, the 

Command Pilot, 13 pounds 8 ounces. 

02 10 33 15 CC I understand Pilot 13 pounds 3 ounces, Command Pilot 

13 pounds 8 ounces. 

02 10 33 20 P That's affirmative, and the Command Pilot is eating 

at this time. 

02 10 33 23 CC Roger, switch you over to CAP COM. 

02 10 33 2k CC Gemini -5 would you confirm that you've got your 

Radar Switch in the OFF position? 

02 10 33 30 P Roger. Radar to OFF and you want us to leave this 

CAMS Heater Switch OFF. We could put that ON if 
you want it to keep the load up. 

02 10 33 k3 CC Negative. We got that temperature on that Radar 

hack up to about k2 degrees. 

02 10 33 ^46 P Okay. How's everything going down there, Bill? 

02 10 33 50 CC Not bad. I would like to get a readout before I 

loose you here. Would you go to ECS 02 and hold 
it for about 10 seconds. 

02 10 34 03 P There's ECS 02 going to Fuel Cell 02. 

02 10 3^ 07 CC Stand by one. 

02 10 3U 09 CC Go to Fuel Cell 02- 

02 10 3k 13 CC We're trying to get a computer readout, so stand 

by. 

02 10 3k 15 P Okay. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

02 10 k$ kO CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM voice check, how do you read? 
02 10 k$ kk P RKV, Gemini-5 ••• 

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32 10 1*9 1*6 

02 10 1+9 52 

02 10 50 07 

02 10 50 09 

02 10 50 21 

02 10 50 22 



02 10 52 13 

02 10 52 15 

02 10 52 21 

02 10 52 22 

02 10 52 35 

02 10 52 39 

02 10 52 1*3 

02 10 53 05 

02 10 53 21 

02 10 53 ko 

02 10 53 h$ 

02 10 53 



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CC Roger; we have seme PLA updates for you. Acknow- 
ledge when you axe ready to copy. 

P Roger, just a second. 

P Gemini -5 ready to copy. 

CC Roger. I f d like to remind you that all "bank angles 
will remain the same, that is roll left 51, roll 
right 69. 

P Roger. 

CC Area kO Delta, 03:53:11, 19 plus 13, 23 plus 55. 

Area 1*1 Charlie, 06: 1+5:28, 21 plus 38,27 plus 13. 
Area 1*2 Delta, 06:11:22, 15 plus 29, 20 plus 1*1. 
Area 1*3-2, 08:1*6:32, Ik plus 07, 19 plus 26. Area 
V+-2, 10:21:16, 13 plus 03, 18 plus 1*3- I would 
like to tell you that the weather is good in all 
areas. 

P Roger, copied them all. 

CC Roger, like to remind you that you have a Cabin 
Light Survey over CSQ on Rev 38. 

P Roger. 

CC That time will be approximately 01:1*5:58. 

CC We'd like for you to cycle through your Quantity 
Read Switch so we can get some ground readings. 

P Roger, ECS 02 ON. 

CC Roger, stand by. 

CC Will you switch to Fuel Cell 02 please? 

P Fuel Cell H£. 

P ... Gemini -5. 

CC Roger, we have all your systems GO on the ground. 
Everything looks great. 

P GO up here. 

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02 10 55 33 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV, we have 2 minutes before 

LOS; we're standing by. 

02 10 55 38 P Roger, Gemini-5- 

02 10 55 52 C 

02 10 55 59 CC Can't read you, Gemini-5; say again. 

02 10 56 01 C Roger, we are not doing much now but the last couple 

of orbits we were tending to housekeeping. 

02 10 56 08 CC Roger, understand tending to housekeeping. 

02 10 56 13 CC It was quite a chore. 

02 10 56 16 CC That I can understand. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

02 11 1+3 P CSQ, Gemini-5. Do you read me? Over. 

02 11 1+8 1+5 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Read you loud and clear. We have 

you GO on the ground. 

02 11 1+8 1+9 P Roger, we're GO up here. 

02 11 1+8 53 CC CSQ standing by. 

02 11 1+3 55 P Roger. We're just finishing up the Gemini ... 

02 11 59 56 P Let's see; the time is 3 days 02 hours 00 minutes 

over the Pacific, and off to our left we're spotting 
large, large areas of cloudiness, which bother the 
horizon scanners. The horizon scanners cannot sense 
the horizon correctly. They continue to pitch the 
spacecraft up and down. 

02 12 25 11 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. Coram check, how 

do you read? 

02 12 25 18 P HCV CAP COM, Gemini-5- Read you loud and clear. 

02 12 25 21 CC Roger. Be advised this is a UHF-6 pass. 
02 12 25 27 P Roger. UHF-6 . . . 



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02 


12 


25 


36 


CC 


Say again, Gemini -5. 


02 


12 


25 


37 


P 


I say ECS quantity is on and I'll go through the 
ECS quantity, Fuel Ceil 0 2 , Fuel Cell Hydrogen ... 


02 


12 


25 


1*6 


CC 


Roger. 


Standing by. 


02 


12 


25 


51 


p 


Roger, 
on ECS 


The onboard reading is 88 ... 716 . . . psi 
02- 


02 


12 


26 


00 


CC 


I copy 




02 


12 


26 


01+ 


? 


Fuel Cell O2 is 92$, 70 psia. Hydrogen 87$, 800 
psia. 


02 


12 


26 


18 


CC 


Roger. I copy. You have a GO on all systems on 
tne ground. 


02 


12 


26 


2k 


p 


Roger. 

Pilot ; 
j oying 


We are GO up here. Be advised that the 
md the Command Pilot . . . right now. En- 
... spaghetti and meatballs. 


02 


12 


26 


ko 


CC 


Roger, I understand. We have a mapping star update 
for you. Acknowledge when you are ready to copy. 


02 


12 


26 


kS 


p 


Roger. 


Let me put down the spaghetti and meatballs 


02 


12 


27 


09 


? 


Go anead. Ready to copy. 


02 


12 


27 


10 


CC 


Roger. 




02 


12 


27 


13 


CC 


Map at 


02:53:07, longitude 8 degrees East, Rev 39. 


02 


12 


27 


29 


p 


Roger, 


map: 02:53:07, 3 degrees East, Rev 39. 


02 


12 


27 


35 


p 


Roger. 


Star 02:53:07; 01:33:03- 


02 


12 


27 


51+ 


p 


Roger. 


01:33:03- 


02 


12 


28 


00 


CC 


Roger. 
Kan 0 . 


Be advised you have a fuel cell purge over 
I'll give you the time. 02:50:00. 


02 


12 


23 


ik 


p 


Roger. 02:50:00. Purge fuel cells and we'll purge 
botn of them. 


02 


12 


23 


20 


CC 


Roger. 


Sections 1 and 2. 


02 


12 


28 


27 


p 


How's the weather down there? 



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02 12 28 30 CC We just got an advisory report that gives us sea 

state 2 or 3 feet. It feels more like 10 or 12 
feet from inside this ship. 

02 12 28 kl P Roger. You might pass on to Houston that there are 

two very large cloud areas out over the Pacific that 
we passed over, both the last two revolutions, and 
it really bothers the horizon scanners. They're off 
in cloud coverage. 

02 12 28 58 CC Roger. I understand your horizon are affected by 

this large cloud coverage over the Pacific. 

02 12 29 Ok P That's correct. 

02 12 29 09 CC How 1 s the spaghetti and meatballs? 

02 12 29 11 P It's really good. I never thought cold spaghetti 

and meatballs could taste good before, but it sure 
does. 

02 12 29 I4O CC Real Italian style? 
02 12 29 kl P That's affirmative. 

02 12 30 5k CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. Have 1 minute before LOS. 

We'll be standing by. 

02 12 30 59 P Roger. We're standing by up here. 

02 12 31 02 CC Roger. 

02 12 31 08 P Is this our last pass with you tonight? 

02 12 31 11 CC Say again, Gemini-5. 

02 12 31 13 P Is this our last pass with you tonight? 

02 12 31 15 CC Negative. We've got 39 , ^>> kl and k2 maybe. 

02 12 31 20 P I keep forgetting when the Command Pilot's on and 

I'm asleep. 

02 12 31 2*+ CC Roger. 

02 12 31 25 CC Everything Okay up there 



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02 


12 


31 


26 


? 


COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


02 


13 


20 


17 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 


02 


13 


20 


21 




Go ahead, CSQ, Gemini -5- 


02 


13 


20 


23 


cc 


Roger. We have you GO on the ground, and we'd lib 
your fuel cell purge status please. 


02 


13 


20 


30 


p 


Roger. Purge fuel cell 02:50 to 02:55. 


02 


13 


20 


k2 


cc 


Copy. 


02 


13 


20 


US 


cc 


i\ad Gemini -5 } advised that Pilot is expected to 
do the S-3 Sequence 1 and 2 when you change sleep 
cycles. Over. 


02 


13 


21 


01 




Yes, ... We've got it done. We'll give you the 
scores in just a second. 


02 


13 


21 


f~l 

08 




Okay. The Command Pilot's score was 7 wrong and 
M-9 was 93- 


02 


13 


21 


20 


.in 


Copy, Command Pilot's 7 wrong. Say again after 
that. 


02 


13 


21 


25 


p 


Roger. The M-9 score was 93- 


02 


13 


21 


32 


cc 


Copy. 


02 


13 


21 


33 


p 


Pilot, 3 wrong. 100 for the M-9. 


02 


13 


21 


42 


cc 


Copy. 


02 


13 


22 


2k 


cc 


Gemini-5j CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 


02 


13 


22 


29 


Tj 

X 


Roger. Gemini-5 has nothing further. We're stand- 
ing by also. 


02 


13 


23 


06 


cc 


Gemini "5 j CSQ. 


02 


13 


23 


03 


c 


Go ahead, CSQ. 


02 


13 


23 


09 


cc 


Roger. Houston advises they'll give you a systems 
update over Canton in approximately 13 minutes froi 



now. 

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02 13 23 17 C Roger, understand. A systems update over Canton 

13 minutes from now. Thank you, Sir. 











CANTON 












02 13 36 55 


cc 


Gemini- 


-5, 


Gemini' 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 37 09 


cc 


Gemini* 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 37 27 


CC 


Gemini' 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 37 53 


CC 


Gemini ■ 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 38 11 


cc 


Gemini 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 38 28 


cc 


Gemini 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


Over. 


02 13 38 hi 


c 


Houston, 1 


Gemini - 


5 hears you, 






02 13 38 kk 


cc 


Gemini 


-5, 


Gemini 


-5, 


this 


is 


Houston. 


I do 



receive you. I'd like to give you a status report 
on your systems. Over. 

02 13 38 57 CC Gemini-5, I still do not read you. Your status 

report is as follows: Your fuel cells seem to be 
adequately replacing your water consumption. Tank 
A quantity is k6 pounds. Fuel cells seem to be 
doing real well. There's no significant degrada- 
tion in either of them. At present there's no real 
concern now for either the H2 or the water pressure 
limiting your duration. We show your cabin tempera- 
ture holding at 70 to 71 degrees. How do you read, 
Gemini? 

02 13 39 38 C Roger, ... clear but slightly weak, Houston. 

02 13 39 ^5 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. Say again. 

02 13 39 48 C Roger, we're reading you. Go ahead. 

02 13 39 51 CC Roger. We show your comsumables are quite close 

to the predicted values. Your fuel cell H2 is 
expected to vent for approximately 80 more hours. 
We have your coolant temperatures holding steady 
with the radiator outlet temperature varying from 
20 degrees on the day side to 0 degrees on the night 
side. Your G and C systems all seem to be doing 



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quite well. Your fuel remaining is 79 pounds. The 
I oxidizer remaining is 139 pounds. With your pro- 

i jected experiments, we predict them to require 59 

\ pounds of fuel, leaving a pad of 20 pounds. Your 

j radar average temperature dropped to 19 degrees over 

the SSS.V on the 35th revolution. This is the reason 
we asked you to tiring the radar to Standby. Your 
temperature is presently 36 degrees. Over. 

02 13 1+1 05 C ftoger. 36 degrees on radar. 

02 13 kl 08 CC xioger. On your phantom Agena rendezvous today, the 

results were quite encouraging. We had your perigee 
within 2 nautical miles of being coelliptic, and 
your - 0.2 nautical mile - and your apogee within 
0.3 nautical mile. This would have given about a 
2 minute difference in the initiation time for ter- 
minal phase. Many of your experiments tomorrow are 
going to depend on how well we can get the reticle 
fixed. How do you seem to be doing on that now? 

02 13 1+1 I+9 c I'm getting ready to work on it now. 

02 13 ill 52 CC Okay. We've been taking a couple of them apart here 

just to see what problems you might have. We'd like 
to conduct some radar tests tomorrow. The ones that 
we did day before yesterday were quite encouraging. 
In these tests, we'll be doing three different types 
of rendezvous tests, radar tests, and two tests in- 
volving the IMJ and the scanners. Could you tell 
us whether either doing the REP exercise or doing 
the pass over the Cape, you observed your FDI needles 
to be centering as you were tracking either the REP 
or the Cape? Over. 



02 13 k2 37 C Yes, they were. Over. 

02 13 1+2 39 CC Okay. This wasn't confirmed by our summaries on 

the ground.. We're also considering some rendezvous 
terminal phase visibility tests starting about 20 
minutes prior to a simulated initiation burn and 
carrying on through to the breaking point. 

02 13 k3 01 

02 13 1+3 03 CC Say again. 

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Gemini-5, Houston. Say again. 

We're still reading Houston ... not reading Houston 
any more. 

Roger, Gemini -5...* 

Gemini -5, how do you read Houston now? 
Soger, I'm reading again. 

Roger. We'd like to do some of these tests, power 
permitting, during your non-stateside passes. If 
you have any comment on whether you care to be oc- 
cupied while one person is sleeping we'd be willing 
to hear them. 



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I think, we have been kept fairly busy. It hasn't 
been too bad. so far. 


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Roger. This would be while one crew member's sleep- 
ing and the other one is sitting by. 


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Roger. Of course, some of these things are going to 
definitely wake the other man up. 


02 13 


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Understand. 


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Comments for the tape recorder: I have to remind 
myself to find out what it is that's going squeak, 
squeak, squeak on the right side behind my head. 

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Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM, COM TEC, how do you read? 


02 Ik 


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Roger, RKV. Gemini -5 reads you loud and clear. 


02 Ik 


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Roger. You have a GO on the ground. 


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Roger. GO here. 


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Roger. We have a tracking pass update for you. 
Acknowledge when you're ready to copy. 


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Roger. Go ahead. 



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Cabin Lighting, 06:24:00, delete. Cabin Lighting, 
04:54:26, heads up. I repeat, heads up. S-7, 

06:32:46, Sequence No. 1, pitch $0 down. Aircraft 

support. 05:00:00, Sequence No. 1, delete. 

Do you copy? 



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Roger. We'd like 
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to advise you that you have a 
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RKV. We have 1 minute before LOS, 



We're standing by. 
Roger, RKV. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 
Go ahead, CSQ, Gemini -5. 

Roger. We have you GO on the ground and advise we 
have a valid temperature, standing by for blood 
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02 Ik 55 02 C Processing blood pressure going up. 

02 14- 55 16 CC Gemini-5, this is GSQ Surgeon. Your blood pressure 

is at full-scale. 

02 Ik 55 22 C Roger. 

02 Ik 55 56 CC Gemini-5, we have a valid blood pressure. Give us 

a mark when you begin exercise. 

02 Ik 56 37 C Doing exercise now. Steady blood pressure. 

02 Ik 56 51 CC Gemini-5, you worked at full scale. Your blood pres- 
sure is at full-scale. 

02 1^ 57 22 CC Gemini-5, this is CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid 

blood pressure. Standing by for food, water and 
sleep report. 

02 14 57 30 C Roger. 

02 Ik 57 52 C On your sleep report the Pilot is asleep now. I 

just got seme sleep about an hour and a half, about 
two hours and a half ago and I ate. I guess I got 
a couple of hours pretty fair sleep. I might just as 
well now have the water report for you. 

02 Ik 58 52 C All right, both the Pilot and the Command Pilot are 

15 pounds water each. 

02 Ik 59 02 CC CSQ copy. 

02 Ik 59 0^ C Just . . . 

02 Ik 59 15 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, Surgeon. 

02 Ik 59 18 P Roger. 

02 Ik 59 20 CC Houston Surgeon requested we advise you that he 

would like to collect a report from you on your 
food and sleep once daily during the last pass 
they have, and if you could be ready for that, it 
would be a little helpful. 

02 ll+ 59 k6 CC That should occur on approximately Rev kk and 62. 
02 ll+ 59 53 C Okay. 

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02 15 3U 1+1 CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 
02 15 3^ 52 P RKV, Gemini -5. 

02 15 3U 5I+ CC Roger. All systems look good here on the ground. 

I have a Flight Plan update for you. Let me know 
when you're ready to copy. 

02 15 35 02 P Okay. I'm ready to copy. 

02 15 35 03 CC MSC-1, 07:140:00, Sequence Ho. Oh, as in nominal 

Flight Plan. 

02 15 35 22 P Okay. 

02 15 35 2U CC I'd also like to get evaluation of the light in your 

reticle of your . . . 

02 15 35 36 P All right. Roger. I had it all apart, this last 

night. I have it repaired and working now. 

02 15 35 1+2 CC Oh, very good. 

02 15 36 08 P These suits ... really puts out plenty of cooling 

around both legs I hear. 

02 15 36 15 CC Roger. I understand. 

02 15 36 17 P We're running about, almost the very lowest, warmest 

suit temperature, and now flow in both suits, it's 
still running 50 degrees out of suit heat exchange. 

02 15 36 29 CC Roger. I understand. 

CANARY 

02 15 58 21 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. I have something 

for you at this time. We are dumping your tapes so 
we're standing by. 

02 15 58 30 P Roger, Canaries, thank you. Gemini-5 here. 

02 15 58 3^ CC Roger. 

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cumulus, same cirrus ... Philippine Islands. The 
clouds are fairly high cloud buildups . . . about a 
70 to 75 degree angle for the first one . . . picture 
is about 90 for the Ik and slightly over 90 for the 
second 1-A and slightly more than that for the next 
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02 17 09 1+5 CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 

02 17 09 1+9 C Roger, RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5- 

02 17 09 52 CC Roger. We'd like to verify the position of Fuel 

Cell Heater and 02 Heater circuit breaker. We'd 
like for it to be open. 

02 17 10 03 C 

02 17 10 10 C Roger. Fuel Cell Hydrogen and Oxygen and ECS O2 

Heaters are all open. 

02 17 10 17 CC I'm referring to the Heater circuit breaker on the 

Pilot's circuit breaker panel. 

02 17 10 2U C Okay. Just a minute. 

02 17 10 1+5 C Okay, Fuel Cell 02 • • • Heater circuit breaker. 

That the one? 

02 17 10 50 CC Roger. 

02 17 10 51 C Oxygen open. 

02 17 10 53 CC Roger. Thank you. They were wanting to make sure 

that we didn't get any more H2 overboard than we 
had to. 

02 17 11 03 C Roger. 

02 17 11 05 CC Everything looks real good here on the ground. 
02 17 11 08 C ... Gemini-5. 

02 17 11 11 C Everything looks real good up here. 

02 17 11 ll+ CC Roger. 

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Gemini -5, this is Canary CAP COM. We are dumping 
your tape at the present time. We have nothing for 
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Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Houston CAP COM, over. 


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Roger, Gemini-5, Would you place your radar to 
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Roger. Radar coming to STAWDBY. 


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Roger, ana your Quantity Read Switch to Fuel Cell 
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nuriej. . uulllu. yuu. give ufc> your onuoara readout, 
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Roger. Reading 84%. 


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Roger 8k. 


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Roger. Gemini, say your psia again please? 


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Roger. 800 psia 


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you on some radar test procedures, some procedural 
update and a platform test. So if you have a oiece 
of paper handy, you might get it out while I ask you 
another question. 


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Could you give us a little description how you re- 
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it, and was installing the auxiliary receptacle 
light inside it when I discovered that the auxiliary 
receptacle when the cord was pulled out to the clear ■ 
ly full, clearly full, extent, it shorted out. ... 
further I discovered is my auxiliary receptacle cord 
and not the reticle. 



02 18 55 kf CC Roger. Understand. Very good. You've started a 

new concept in in-flight maintenance down here. 

02 18 55 52 P Right. So then I went back to it and put the thing 

all back together again and then put another auxil- 
iary receptacle cord on and it works fine. 

02 18 56 Ok CC Okay. Very good. We were interested in that and it 

really saves us quite a bit on the experiments. 
Okay, if you have a paper ready, Elliot's got some 
procedures here for a Radar Test, and we'll pass up 
the times and the sequence numbers on your next pass 
over Carnarvon. 

02 18 56 22 P ... out. 

02 18 56 25 CC You ready to copy, Gordo? 

02 18 56 26 C All set. 

02 18 56 28 CC Okay. This is a Radar Test which is going to be 

run on the ground based REP. There's considerable 
interest being generated in that. Looks like we may 
be able to get a lot of useful data out of it. This 
will be called Radar Test 9> Configuration, same as 
8 plus computer rendezvous platform Orb Rate, MDIU 
Address 69. This Radar Test will be used in conjunc- 
tion with two platform tests and we want you to 
aline the platform before any of the radar tests or 
the platform tests. 

02 18 57 19 C Okay. Configuration the same as radar 8 except 

platform to Orb Rate, MDIU to 69, and what was the 
other one? 

02 18 57 29 C Computer to RENDEZVOUS. 

02 18 57 32 C Okay. 

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switch to CATCH UP for 1 second, then back to 
RENDEZVOUS, and repeat this 10 times. 

02 18 58 16 CC That's correct. Now it will not take 100 seconds 

for the range to update. The reason it won't is 
because you switch out of RENDEZVOUS into CATCH-UP 
and then right back, so it should only take about 
five seconds before you get an update on your 69. 
The minute you get it you switch out of it. 

02 18 58 35 C Okay. 

02 18 58 36 CC And no Pilot data required on this. It's all tape 

recorded data. 

02 18 58 k2 C Okay. These are all platform not realined. Bight? 

02 18 58 h5 CC That's correct. And the purpose here is to see that 

the computer accepts the range measurements as quick- 
ly as it should. 

02 18 58 57 C Okay. What revolution is this for now? 

02 18 59 01 CC They'll assign it to you on the Carnarvon update. 

02 18 59 05 C Okay. Fine. 

02 18 59 07 CC Okay. The platform, the next thing is one of the-- 

we have two platform tests. The first one is called 
Platform Test 1. Configuration, platform Orb Rate, 
computer Prelaunch, attitude control Horizon Scan, 
Questar mode 01, speed 30. Procedure, yaw 90 left, 
take one photo of horizon. Still read me Gordo? 

CANARY 

02 19 06 05 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You'll be given 

the rest of your platform update experimental in- 
formation over Carnarvon. 

02 19 06 Ik P Okay, fine. Thank you. 

02 19 06 15 CC Roger. We have a real busy pass coming up here. 

We'd like to get a purge on both sections of the 
fuel cell. We'd like to start out with a project 
quantity reading. Would you go to ECS O2 position 
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02 19 06 38 P Roger. 7&0 psia. 

02 19 06 1+5 CC Roger. Would you go to Fuel Cell O2 please? 

02 19 06 55 C 9±% and 100 psia. 

02 19 07 01 GC Roger. Would you go to hydrogen? 

02 19 07 07 C Roger. Hydrogen's about 83.5, 800 psia. 

02 19 07 Ik CC Roger. We're standing by for your purge. 

02 19 07 19 P Roger. 

02 19 07 27 C Mark, hydrogen. 

02 19 07 k2 C End of hydrogen on No. 1. 

02 19 07 k6 C Mark start of hydrogen on No. 2. 

02 19 08 00 C End of hydrogen on No. 2. 

02 19 08 Ok CC Roger. 

02 19 08 ik P Commence oxygen on No. L. 

02 19 08 17 CC Roger. 

02 19 10 18 C Oxygen on No. 2, stand by for ... No. 1. Standby 

for commencement oxygen on No. 2. MARK. 

02 19 10 29 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

02 19 kO 38 CC Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
02 19 kO kk P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini -5 • 

02 19 kO k6 CC Roger, Gemini -5- We've got a lot of updating to do 

this pass. We'll start by updating your PLA's. Are 
you ready to copy? 

02 19 kO 56 P Roger, wait one. 

02 19 1+1 60 CC After that, we'll finish up this platform test pro- 
cedure and go on to the Flight Plan update. 

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02 19 1+1 06 P Okay. Ready to copy. 

02 19 4l 09 CC Roger, Area 45-1. 11 plus 45 plus 36; 14 plus 07; 

19 plus 17. Area 1*6-1 . 13:20:39; 12 plus 59; 18 
plus 32. Area 47-1. 14:55:36; 12 plus 09; 18 plus 
08. 

02 19 42 37 CC 09 Area 49-4. 

02 19 43 08 CC How far did you get with that update over the States 

on the platform test? 

02 19 43 13 P We just started the platform tests on aline config- 

uration, on platform configuration, computer config- 
uration and attitude control configuration. 

02 19 43 23 CC Okay. I'll go back and start at Platform Test 1. 

You got part of it. Configuration is platform to 
Orbit Rate; Computer, Prelaunch; attitude control, 
Horizon Scan; Questar mode 01; Speed 30. And the 
Procedure is as follows: Yaw 90 left; take one 
photo of the horizon. Copy? 

02 19 44 02 P Roger. Yaw 90 left. Take one photo of the horizon. 

02 19 44 06 CC Roger. Okay. Platform Test No. 2 configuration. 

It's the same as Platform Test 1. Procedure is as 
follows: Point at Southern Cross and take one photo. 
Should be on horizon. Next, point at Pollux and 
take one photo; should be Venus, 

02 19 44 38 P Point where? 

02 19 44 40 CC P zero, Pollux, Pollux. Do you copy? 

02 19 44 50 P Roger. Next point at Pollux and take one photo. 

02 19 44 56 CC Right. That's it on the platform test. 

02 19 45 02 P What's the time for Platform Tests 1 and 2? 

02 19 45 05 CC Say again. 

02 19 45 06 P What are the times for Tests 1 and 2? 

02 19 45 09 CC Okay. That's next on the Flight Plan update, Pete. 

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02 19 45 17 CC Okay. Title of this is Platform, 12 hours 40 min- 
utes, 00 seconds, Remarks, power up. Okay. Next 
is D-U/D-7 , 12:50:00, Sequence No. 408. Next is, 
next one is Platform, 13:10:00, Remarks, aline SEF. 
Next is S-8/D-13, Time 13:32:46, Sequence No. 03, 
Remarks, pitch down 30 , yaw left 2 degrees. Next- 
Are you copying okay? 

02 19 1+6 46 P Yes. 

02 19 1+6 1+6 CC Okay. Next, Medical Data Pass, 13:147:01, Remarks: 

Command Pilot at Canary Islands instead of Carnarvon. 
Next is Platform, 14:00:00, aline SEF. Next is S-l, 
Time is 14: 18:36, Remarks; Sunset time. Next is D-6, 
15:08:56, That's Sequence No. 021. Mode No. 08, Re- 
marks; pitch down 30, yaw left 2 degrees, speed 60. 
rfe've got about 30 seconds, Gordo, left and I've 
got about halfway through this thing. We'll pick 
you up later. I'll go ahead and give you the next 
one. D-6 is 15:13:51, Sequence No. 134, Mode No. 
08, pitch down 30} y aw 0> Speed 125 . Do you copy? 

02 19 48 55 P That's affirmative. 

02 19 48 56 CC Okay. That's about it. We'll have LOS any minute 

now. We'll pick up the rest of these next station. 

02 19 49 07 CC All systems look good on the ground. 

TEXAS 

02 20 27 17 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

02 20 27 22 CC Hello, Houston CAP COM. Gemini-5 here. Go ahead. 

02 20 27 25 CC Roger. I have a continuation for your experiments 

update. Are you ready to copy? 

02 20 27 29 C Ready to copy. 

02 20 27 30 CC Roger. The first one will be D-U/D-7, 15 : 59: 00 , 

Sequence 409, and 4l0 Bravo. Next one is a Platform 
at 16:15:00, aline SEF. Next one is power up at 
16:20:00, radar and rate gyros on. Next one is 
D-4/D-7, 16:37:24, Sequence 423 Alpha, Mode 08, 
pitch 30 down, yaw 42 left, speed 60. Next one is 
computer, 16:45:00, power up. The next one is a 



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radar test, 16:46:02, Sequence 09, pitch 30 down, 
yaw 07 left. The next, your test will be complete 
at 16:55:00, radar off, aline SEF. Next one is a 
platform test, at 17:05:00, Sequence 01. The next 
one is the other platform test, at 17:21:43, Se- 
quence 02. And we have a change on the starts. It 
will he Venus instead of the Southern Cross, and 
Fomalhaut instead of Poll ux. Next one is S-8/D-13, 
at l8:l6:1.4, Sequence 03, pitch 30 down, yaw 22 
left. The last one is a power down at 13:25:00, 
computer off, platform off and rate gyros off. Do 
you copy? 



02 20 31 21 P That's affirmative. 

02 20 31 22 CC Roger and would you turn your radar off now please? 
02 20 31 30 C Roger. Radar off. 

02 20 31 32 CC Okay. You look real good here on the ground. Do 

you have ajiy questions on the experiments? 

02 20 31 37 C No, I'll tell you we've got a full day; I hope we 

get them all done. 

02 20 31 ^O CC Yes, it should bunch you up a little bit sometimes, 

but we try to plan them so you have time in between. 
If you have any questions as you go along, just ask 
and we'll be standing by. 

02 20 31 51 C Okay. 

02 20 31 59 C How's the weather back there in Houston? 

02 20 32 08 CC Gemini-5, Houston 

02 20 32 10 C I say, how's the weather back there in Houston? 

02 20 32 13 CC Oh, it's real nice. Just hot and sunny as usual. 

No rain in particular; every once in a while a 
little thunderstorm. 

02 20 32 21 C Roger. 

02 20 32 22 CC Say, we've noticed that the temperature up there is 

a little cooler than we expected. How is your com- 
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02 20 32 29 C Cold. 

02 20 32 30 CC Cold, huh? Have any rain up there? 

02 20 32 36 C We're taking the inlet hose off our suits every 

once in a while to warm up. We've got quite cold. 

02 20 32 39 CC Roger, understand. 

02 20 32 kl C I wish you'd tell Joe ... I'll have to eat crow on 

that. We had the suit set down on a full-hot posi- 
tion, we had both suits closed down a bit before 
and we still get cold. 

02 20 32 57 CC Roger, understand. 

02 20 32 59 C I guess both those coolant loops really did it. 

02 20 33 03 CC Roger. 

BERMUDA 

02 20 33 13 C Hey, Houston, Gemini-5. 

02 20 33 20 CC Gemini, Houston. Go. 

02 20 33 22 C Roger. For your information, the relative humidity 

has been running around 56 to 59$> 

02 20 33 29 CC Roger, understand. 56 to 59. 

02 20 33 36 CC That's nice and dry. 

02 20 33 kO P Yes. 

02 20 33 hk CC Wish we were up there. 

02 20 33 I46 P Say again. 

02 20 33 k7 CC Wish we were up there. 

02 20 33 k$ P Yes, but another day or two I'll be glad to trade 

with you. 

02 20 33 51 CC You got a deal. 

02 20 33 56 CC How many peanut tubes have you got left? 

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02 20 33 58 P 

02 20 3*+ 05 CC 

02 20 3k 12 C 

02 20 3k Ik CC 

02 20 3k 15 C 

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02 20 3k 28 C 

02 20 3k 32 CC 

02 20 3k 36 C 

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02 20 35 38 C 



Haven't found any yet but we're collecting an 
awful lot of stuff. 

How much of that stuff are you having left over 
from the meals? 

Hey, Elliot, Gemini -5. 

Go. 

What ' s the deal on the hydrogen? It seems to be 
going down fairly fast. 

Yes, it's venting now. We expect it to be going 
down pretty fast. We're watching it very closely. 
It's following the predicted curve. 

itoger. 

Gemini -5, this is Houston Flight. 
Go ahead, Flight. 

That's just about exactly the way it was predicted 
prior to lift-off. There's been hardly any differ- 
ence and so we can't measure the difference between 
pref light predicted and what we're getting right 
now. 

I see. 

Gemini, your 02 pressure's around 115 now in case 
you're interested. 

What temperature? 

Wo, your oxygen pressure is around II5. You've 
done real well pumping it up there. 

Yes. 

Did you notice a difference when you had the fuel 
cell shut down and only the one coolant loop running? 
Was it a lot better than? 

Yes, you could sure tell the difference and we 
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02 20 35 1+5 CC Roger. 

02 20 35 50 CC We're going to be putting a lot of power on with 

some of these tests here shortly so that'll warm 
you up. 

02 20 35 58 C Yes. 

02 20 39 01 C What do you think of acquisition here in about 

another minute? 

02 20 39 03 CC Roger. 

02 20 1+0 kk CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 

for you this pass. Everything looks okay on the 
ground. 

02 20 1+0 51 C Roger, Canary. Gemini-5 is GO up here. 

02 20 1+0 5k CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

02 21 ll+ 51 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. We have a valid oral temp. 

Stand by for the Surgeon. 

02 21 ll+ 57 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon. Standing by for your 

first blood pressure. 

02 21 15 01 C Roger. Coming down. 

02 21 15 10 CC Your cuff is scale. 

02 21 15 1+3 CC We have your blood pressures. Standing by for your 

exercise on your mark. 

02 21 15 1+9 C Roger. MARK. 

02 21 16 30 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

02 21 16 51 CC And we have your second blood pressure. On your 

food report, if you could, give it to us by day and 
letter and, if you remember, the items which you did 
not eat in either meal. Over. 

02 21 17 08 C Okay. The ... of the water is 15 pounds . . . 



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Soger. 


02 21 17 16 


c 


Eight ounces and I'm presently eating Meal 3A and 
I have pretty well been eating the rehydratables an. 
not the solids. 


02 21 17 30 


cc 


Roger. 


02 21 17 33 


cc 


Sleep report now. 


02 21 17 36 


c 


I slept about k hours last night in hour periods 
and I slept about 2-1/2 on the 2 -hour nap period. 


02 21 17 1+7 


cc 


Roger. Anything else to report? 


02 21 17 5I4- 


c 


Ho. 


02 21 17 56 


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Roger. Carnarvon Surgeon out. 


02 21 18 00 


cc 


Gemini, Carnarvon CAP COM. What is the position of 
your suit temperature control valve? 


02 21 18 08 


c 


Roger. I give you a number reading. It's just off 
Ho. 8. 


02 21 18 19 


cc 


Is it full -clockwise? Full -warm? 


02 21 18 23 


c 


No, not quite. 


02 21 18 26 


cc 


Are you too cool? 


02 21 18 31 


c 


We were last night. It gets pretty cold in here 
with two cooler boosters running. 


02 21 18 37 


cc 


Roger. 


02 21 18 39 


c 


Our suit temperatures run down around hh. 


02 21 18 kk 


cc 


Roger. Copy kk . 


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c 


We've got them running up around 50 right now. 


02 21 18 1+9 


cc 


Roger. 


02 21 19 25 


cc 


Gemini, be advised if that temperature control 



valve is in the full-clockwise or full-warm posi- 
tion, it should cut off the coolant. 



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Yes, I think we discovered that. 
Roger. 

We're GO up here. 

Roger, Gemini. You look real good down here also. 
We had a visual sight of the booster which has fol- 
lowed about 8 minutes, about 15 5 10 to 15 minutes 
ago. 

Roger. 

There's a correction on that. It's got 36 minutes 
ahead of you. 

Oh. 

How's everything going down there? We keeping you 
busy? 

Very busy. Got up this morning about noon. The 
piano player at the board got us up and we had a 
delicious meal at the . . . Hotel and then came to 
work. 

Roger. Give my best to all my friends down there, 
please. 

Will do, Pete. They send you their regards also. 
They miss you. 

We're about a minute to LOS. 

Roger. Gemini -5 standing by. 

Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Gemini -5, Gemini -5 > Houston CAP COM. Over. 

Go ahead, Houston. Gemini -5 here. 

Roger. You're looking good here on the ground. 
We'd like to get a number of readouts from you for 
correlation with our T/M data. First, could you 
give us your cryo-quantity readout in all three 
positions please? 



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Roger. ECS Q2, 7 percent, 790- 


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Roger. I understand 87 percent and 79^- 


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Roger, and Fuel Cell Og , 91-1/2, 100. 


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91-1/2 and 100. 


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Roger. 82.5 and 785. Next could we have your OAMS 
source pressure and temperature, please? 


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OAMS source is 50 and 1550. 


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Roger. 50 and ^0. And your OAMS regulator pres- 
sure please? 


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No OAMS regulator pressure; the temperature is 50 


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Roger. Understand 5° and 50. And next the RCS 
Rin^r A snurf p pressure and temnerature. 


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I say again* The OAMS source temperature is 50; 


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Roger. 50 and 1550. 


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Roger. Go on to your RCS Ring A, temperature is 
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Roger. Temperature 65 and 290 pressure. Okay. 
RCS Range Rate. 


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Could we have another read on your OAMS regulated 
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02 21 59 50 C Hello, Houston? 

02 21 59 51 GC Go ahead. 

02 21 59 53 C The GAMS regulated source pressure: 1550. 

02 22 00 07 CC Gemini, could, we have your regulator pressure, 

not your source pressure, your regulated pressure. 

02 22 00 13 C Roger. Sorry. Fuel is 50, 300. 

02 22 00 31 P Anything else, Houston? 

02 22 00 33 CC Yes. Elliot want to talk to you about the H2 here. 

02 22 00 37 CC Pete, I'd like to give you a little further brief- 
ing on what to expect on this fuel cell hydrogen. 
As you'll notice, you've used about 20 percent over 
the past three days and you can now start expecting 
a rate of about 23 percent per day until you get 
down to about 25 percent remaining, and then the 
curve will flare out there and decrease at a slower 
rate and it's a little bit unknown at that point. 
We'll kind of have to wait and see how it goes down 
in there as to just exactly what it will behave 
like. We are venting now, and that's why it is 
going down so rapidly. 

02 22 01 23 P Okay. Now, would you give me some more brief in- 

formation on this Radar Test 09? You want us to ac- 
quire the first time in the Rendezvous Mode or should 
we be in Catch Up for acquisition? 

02 22 01 k6 CC You can be in Rendezvous. That's okay. As you ap- 
proach the target, you can have a readout going on 
69 and it shouldn't, as I understand it, it shouldn't 
change until you actually acquire the target and 
start reading out some range; and then once you 
get a range readout you can start into your cycles. 

02 22 02 07 P I'm with you. 

02 22 02 12 CC Is it clear otherwise? 

02 22 02 Ik P Say again. 

02 22 02 15 CC Is it clear otherwise? 

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Fine. Who's that? Mr. Kraft? 


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How are you, Gordo? 


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Getting over to these next State passes, we look 
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Do what you can. That's all we want. 


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I wish you'd tell John Yardley I really was wronj 
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Yes. That's one of the reasons we want to power- 



up here; see if we can't warm things up a little 
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No. 


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No? 


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No.' 


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Okay. 


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1 _ _i_ i» _ ^i J -J- Vi fill "1 irrti i 1m f\U 1 f "1 "t~ 

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gets too cool. 


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You should have seen our act last night, having all 
the nuts and bolts and screws rebuilding that re- 
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Okay, the time is 3 days 12 hours 10 minutes. Our 
inadvertent circuit breaker turning off last night 



in QAMS Regulator Control with PROP circuit breaker 
was probably due to keeping the water gun fastened 
up there on the overhead. In discussing that and 
looking up there, you see that fastening the gun up 
there has been chipping the gray paint off the switch 
breaker guards. So we don't think that's too good 
an idea any more, and we keep the gun in the holder 
back in the back. 



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CANARY ISLANDS 

02 22 15 13 CC Gemini -5, this is Canary CAP COM. I nave nothing 

for you this pass; everything looks good from the 
ground. We're standing by. 

02 22 15 21 P Roger, Gemini -5- Thank you. 

02 22 20 Ok P Let's see; the time is 3 days 12 hours 21 minutes. 

We are setting up for our Stateside passes, and 
reviewing the flight plan tney sent up, we're go- 
ing to have everything we own out in the cabin - 
trying to shuffle gear. 

02 22 36 50 P Let's see; the time is 3 days 12 hours and kO min- 

utes. At this particular sun angle I've got some 
sort of-- 

02 22 36 57 C Crud. 

02 22 36 58 P Crud on the inner pane of the outer windshield. 

02 22 37 Ok C The inside of the outside pane. 

02 22 37 06 P Yes, and I can see it all over. It T s all over tne 

inside. It's not on the outside. How about yours/ 

02 22 37 18 C No, mine doesn't seem to be that bad; I've got some. 

02 22 37 23 P You've got some sort of coating on there; I can see 

it. 

02 22 37 26 C Yes. 

02 22 37 27 P But I can't tell which pane it's on. 

02 22 37 28 C Well, it's on the inside of the outside ... there. 

02 22 37 33 P Very good, recorder OFF. 

02 22 38 k-7 P On the D-6 pass, on Dallas , if you can get that 

airfield right in the center of that sight and 
track with it, it really comes up in the Questar. 
Now yesterday, the Naval Air Station in Dallas - 
wnen I had it in there - only half the runway fill- 
ed the whole picture. So you can see how big that 
Questar is blown up. 



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02 22 50 16 P 

02 22 50 25 P 

02 22 50 33 P 

02 22 50 1*0 C 

02 22 50 h2 P 

02 22 50 1*9 C 

02 22 50 5^ P 

02 22 50 59 P 



Yes. 

So if you can really get on there in the same way 
with the ship-- 

Yes, but apparently the reticle is boresighted 
pretty good, because on the moon and star measure- 
ments we made, when I get right on it, you're on it 
too. 

Oh, yes, yes, boresight seems to be very good be- 
tween the blob, the telescope, and the ... 



The time is 03 days 4? minutes. The ICS power 
supply is on, and we're getting ready to power up 
the platform and we're getting ready to do D-k/D-7 
koQ over Carnarvon. 

The time is 03 days 12 hours 50 minutes. Acquisi- 
tion with Carnarvon, platform is powered up, stand- 
ing by to do the 1»08. 

CARNARVON 

Hello, Carnarvon, Gemini -5 here. 

Roger, We're GO up here. We're GO on koQ. The 
platform is powered up in the Cage Mode SEF, and 
IGS inverter ON. 

Are you ready to receive our D-k/D-7 data? 

Okay. We'll give you a mark when we've got it in 
the right place. 

It 1 s black sky. 

It ' s black sky. 

Okay, Big Daddy, we're right on the black sky in 
line right now. 

Okay. 



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02 22 52 38 CC 

02 22 52 1+9 C 

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02 22 53 09 P 

02 22 53 13 C 

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My night vision is getting better all the time . . . 
on the Milky Way. You got it? Okay. 

Yes. 

Okay, you can mark this time as the time to take 
data. And I'll cycle through the Cryo Head Switch 
for you. 

Okay. Do you mind if I turn up the light? 

No, go ahead. You can turn it up. 

Okay. 

Roger. The cryo reading onboard is 86, 790. Fuel 
Cell O2 91%, 100. 

Hydrogen 8l$, 790. 

Roger. 

You know, I'm really serious about one thing. That 
doggone M-l thing just bothers the heck out of me. 

Everything looks real good on the ground. 

Roger. Well, listen, why don't I turn it off your 
next sleep period to see how much noise it makes 
with it turned off? 

I think it still makes the same noise. I don't 
think- - 

I don't think it does it as many times, though. 

Oh, it doesn't matter how many times that it does 
it. 

It's just that it does It-- 

It's just that every time it does it, it just 
wakes me up, just BAM, like — 

I'm going to put in a real strong recommendation to 
Shaky and Frank that they don't take it unless they 
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thought that it was too noisy months ago. 

02 22 53 52 P Yes, you're right; it really makes a lot of noise. 

I didn't realize how much it made. Especially 
seeing how quiet it is in here. 

02 22 53 59 C Yes. 

02 22 5k Ok P Even when I mumble in the mike and you're asleep, 

I know it wakes you up. 

02 22 54 09 C Yes, sometimes it does. No, not usually; it just 

depends. Like if I'm just trying to get to sleep 
and can't-- 

02 22 54 18 P When you've got that long spell there, k5 or 50 

minutes between a station, you can usually get 
powered down pretty much. 

02 22 5I+ 23 C Yes. 

02 22 54 25 P There's no doubt about it, though. I think 

another thing that helps was putting these polaroid 
filters in the window and cutting that sunlight 
down. 

02 22 5 1 * 35 C Yes, those polaroid filters are really great. 

02 22 54 37 P Because now when you keep it out of your eyes and 

when you just have the goggles on and the sun hits 
your face, the temperature jumps about 10 degrees 
on your face. 

02 22 54 k$ C It sure does. 

02 22 54 52 C We're still right in that same nice big black void. 

02 22 5k 5<+ p 01ta y- 

02 22 54 55 P Carnarvon, Gemini -5, Would you give us a call at 

LOS minus 1 minute, please? 

02 22 55 00 CC Roger, Gemini. You're about 3 minutes to go. 
02 22 55 06 P Okay. 

02 22 55 59 P I guess that's the southern end of Australia, isn't 

it? 



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02 22 56 Ok C 

1 02 22 56 06 ? 

02 22 56 16 C 

02 22 56 18 P 

02 22 56 21 C 

02 22 56 23 P 

02 22 56 33 ^ 

02 22 56 35 C 

02 22 56 >+0 P 

02 22 56 U2 C 

02 22 56 1+5 P 

02 22 57 00 CC 

02 22 57 02 P 

02 22 57 05 ? 

02 22 57 07 CC 

02 22 57 13 ? 

02 22 57 37 C 

02 22 57 1+0 P 



Yes. 

What are we seeing there? Are we seeing some 
Northern Lights out there on the horizon? Look 
at that. I mean, not Northern Lights, Aurora. 

That ' s the airglow. 

Yes, hut it's all jagged over here on my side. 
Uh-huh. 

It's not airglow. I think it's the Aurora. Can 
you see out my window right where my finger is 
pointed? 

No, you can't see that far. 

You see how bright it is out mine? Where you can 
see how bright the airglow is out mine. 

Yes, but that's not what I'm seeing over here. 

Oh, I see. 

Okay, the time is 03 days 12 hours 59 minutes. 
We're passing over Australia and I have a very 
jagged line-- 

We have 1 minute to LOS. 

Roger, Carnarvon, 1 minute. Thank you. 

We're going to secure the D-k. 

Roger. 

I believe I'm seeing some Aurora, and the Aurora is 
located right under Canopus in a straight line down 
through the Magellanic clouds, and it's very bright- 
No. that's the Milky Way, isn't it? 

No, I can't distinguish any color except that it 
is very bright and it's sort of a greenish color 
if anything; and it's changing, it's brightening 
and dimming and it occupies about 15 degrees across 
the horizon. 



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02 22 58 Ok C Let me yaw right and see if I can take a Look at 

it. 

02 22 58 06 P Yes. 

02 22 58 09 C You've got to yaw faster, because we'll be leaving 

it pretty quick. 

02 22 58 16 P Okay, you should have Canopus over the nose. Can 

you see Canopus? 

02 22 58 21 C Yes. 

02 22 58 23 P All right, now pitch right down from where you can 

see the horizon. 

02 22 58 25 C Oh, I see, yes. 

02 22 58 28 P Yes, that's the Aurora. You see how jagged it is? 

You see how it's disrupted the airglow? 

02 22 58 35 P As a matter af fact, that's very interesting. Look, 

the airglow actually slopes up; I mean it gets 
black. You see that? 

02 22 58 k2 C Wo, I think what it is, is that there are clouds 

under the airglow elsewhere, and maybe this is 
just clear right in here. 

02 22 58 54 P Yes, but that's Aurora. It's changing. And it's 

sort of green. Don't you agree the color is sort 
of green? 

02 22 59 Ok P Turn out your light. That's Aurora. 

02 22 59 13 C I think that it's just that it's clear. 

02 22 59 16 C I think that it's just that there aren't any clouds 

underneath the-- 

02 22 59 21 P No, that's Aurora. 

02 22 59 23 C — airglow here. I think it's just the airglow, Pete. 

02 22 59 28 P Well, it's a very unusual discontinuity, and I 

haven't seen it before. 



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02 22 59 33 C Well, it's on the ground. That's actually the 

ground on the horizon you're seeing there. I think 
then you're fading on to where there are some clouds 
ui"dor:ieatn this other place, whicn kind of tend to 
take away-- 

02 22 59 ^5 P No, now look at that.' Now it's just a smooth green 

demarcation all the way across.' 

02 22 59 52 C Maybe you're right. Maybe-- 

02 22 59 5^ ? Yes, that's AuroraJ You see how it changes? Look, 

we're passing over Sidney right now, I can see Sidney 
and Australia, and there's nothing south of here but 
water.' 

02 23 00 Ob P There's Sidney down there, bright as day.' 

02 23 00 18 P Okay, now did you see the Southern Cross and Alpha 

and Beta Kentaurus? They're up real well and we're 
not going to have any strain — You're going to have 
to roll left 120 degrees; after that, pitch up keep- 
ing the horizon in sight until you see Achernar, and 
then move up till you pick up Grus and Fomalnaut for 
the S-l, next revolution. 

02 23 00 U2 C Yes. 

02 23 00 45 P Okay. Very good. 

02 23 00 49 P Wow we're going by New Zealand. I can see it. 

02 23 00 C Yes. 

02 23 00 57 P That's Aurora, bigger than heck. Wow it's gotten 

real small again, but it's still there. 

02 23 01 01 C Yes, I believe you're right. I think it is-- 

02 23 01 Ok P Ana it's a very decided green, now that I got the 

red lisht out and I've been adapted a little longer. 

02 23 01 11 C We're going right over New Zealand now. 

02 23 01 13 P Yes. There are a couple or three towns down there, 

aren't there? 



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02 23 01 18 C Yes. 

02 23 01 21 P Okay, I got the red light back on; we can get back 

on the flight plan here. 

.pp^owj c A good point here that I'd like to record, that Pete 

02 23 03 HO C JJf - us £ m&de ^ is that these power and utility and 

telemetry plugs are almost impossible to hook up at 
night. They're very miserable. They don't have a 
proper detent to lock in right, and you have to fid- 
dle around with them a little too much. 

02 2^ 12 13 C The main trouble with this reticle - strictly for 

02 23 12 13 ^ wally's purposes here - is that the reticle picks 

up any kind of light in the cockpit very badly. 

Just multiplies it by many angles. 

02 23 12 25 P How's that? Does that make it any better? 

02 2? 12 28 C Yes, but now you've picked up my little red light 

02 23 12 2ti ove ^ here . mat's the point that Pete just made. 

It's been made many times before and should be re- 
iterated. Because of the poor lighting conditions 
and changing light condition and also this _ scum and 
crud that is on the window, when you're going into 
or coming out of a day or night or vice versa, you re 
just completely blinded at that point. 

02 23 ik k2 P Okay, the computer took a full 25 minutes to cone 

on the line. 

02 23 Ik kk C The platform. 

02 21 11+ P The platform, excuse me, the flatform took 25 min- 

02 23 14 ' utes to come on the line. Must be very cold. 

02 2^15 42 P Comment for the tape. We're doing a platform aline 

02 23 15 42 ^ ^ ret . cle in the w . ndow and firing 

the pitch-up thrusters. Makes quite a bright illum- 
ination off the reticle there in Gordo's eyes and 
also I can see it quite plainly. 

02 23 26 11 C Comment for the tape. We're alining the platform 

°* di g0 ing right into the sun now, and I really notice 

a lot of film on my windshield. It seems to be on 
the inner side of the outer pane. It seems to be 
getting a little bit worse as the flight goes along. 

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02 23 27 3^ CC 

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GUAYMAS , MEXICO 

Gemini -5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

Hells. Guaynas, this is Gemini-5 n°re. 

Okay, we'd like you to bring your computer up in 
the Prelauncn Mode at this time. 

Roger, the computer is in the Prelauncn Mode. 

Okay, here's what they're going to do. They're 
going to update a 1+7-1 load in a over the States. 
Over. 

Roger, and we'll give them our GO readings here 
after we pass Laredo. 

Okay, very good. 

We'll stand by if you need anything. 

Okay. The computer's up - the comp light's on. 

Roger. 

Comment for the tape. We're coming in over bright 
sunshiny land and clouds. I have the unmodified 
without the other resistor type thing in the thing, 
and I'm able to see the reticle reasonably well. 
It fades a little over the bright clouds. 

Tape on, and I believe that we have the smoke gen- 
erators from Laredo site. Yes, I'm positive we do 
see it loud and clear, the smoke. The next thing 
is: Will we see the target? 

Yes, we'll see it, Pete. 

Okay, what you want to do is put the sight right 
on the smoke and keep pitching. 

You know, I looked right at that yesterday and I 
never did see the squares. 

I don't tnink that's it, Pete. No I think it's 
further over here to the right. 



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02 23 33 13 C Oh, heck.' 

02 23 33 16 P Keep pitching. 

02 23 33 25 P Keep pitching. 

02 23 33 29 C Between the two rivers. 

02 23 33 55 C I'll he darned if I could see them that time. 

02 23 33 58 P Houston, Gemini -5. 

02 23 3I+ 12 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. Go ahead. 

02 23 3I* 15 P Roger. Would you tell us whether the Laredo site 

was making smoke? 

02 23 31+ 19 CC Yes, they were planning on it. 

02 23 3U 22 P Okay, we had the smoke, hut we could not pick up 

the squares. As a matter of fact, we had the smoke 
from about 200 miles out and we tracked right on 
the smoke and never picked up the squares. Now 
the sun angle is pretty had for the pass although 
the pass was right smack over the site. 

02 23 3k 1+5 CC Okay. 

02 23 3I+ hi P And we had no trouble tracking it. We had no 

trouble picking up the smoke, but we did not see 
the squares, either one of us. 

02 23 3k 53 CC Okay, Pete. I'll check and make sure that they had 

the smoke and I'll give you that information over 
the Canaries. Okay? 

02 23 3U 59 CC As a matter of fact, we'll try to get it for you 

before you leave the States. 

02 23 35 Ok P Roger, are you ready to copy our GO for the onboard 

readings? 

02 23 35 06 CC Say again. 

02 23 35 08 P You ready for our onboard readings 



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02 23 35 1L CC 

02 23 35 12 P 

02 23 35 1+3 CC 

02 23 35 1+1+ P 

02 23 36 11 CC 

02 23 36 13 P 

02 23 36 Ik CC 

02 23 36 20 C 

02 23 36 22 CC 

02 23 36 23 P 

02 23 36 25 C 

02 23 36 26 P 

02 23 36 33 CC 

02 23 36 1+1 CC 

02 23 36 50 P 

02 23 36 52 CC 

02 23 37 01 P 



Roger, go ahead. 

Okay, the main bus is 26.0 volts, and the LA stack 
current is 3.1, LB is 8.0, LC is 9-1/2. 2A is 7.0, 
2B is 6.9, 2C is 8.5. 

Roger. 

RCS Ring A is 65 degrees, 295 is the pressure. RCS 
Ring B is 60 degrees at 285. Secondary O2 Left is 
5I4OO, Right reads 5300. We're GO for the 1+7-1, if 
you are. 

Roger, you have a GO. 

Pitch down.' Here's Houston, right down there.' 
Here, I'll get it.' Take the picture. 1 Take the 
picture. 1 

You're GO for 62-1. 

All right, let me get it. I'm changing the con- 
trol mode. 

Gemini -5, this is Houston here. Did you get your 
GO? 

Oh, excuse me. 

. . . you were fiddling- - 

Roger, we got a GO from you. We were just whistling 
over Houston here; wanted to get some pictures. 

Okay, I've got some other information here for you. 
You don't have to bother acknowledging most of it. 

We'd like to have you be aware that we want you to 
do a medical data pass on the Command Pilot over 
Canaries. 

We've got that. Have you got an AOS time? 

Roger, it will be at 03:13:^7:01. 

Roger. 



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02 23 37 03 CC We'd like to know what condition you're in with 

the suit gloves and helmets. Do you have the 
gloves and helmets off or on? 

02 23 37 12 P Oh, about the time you gave us a GO pass 6-k, we 

took off the helmets and gloves and we haven't had 
them on since. 

02 23 37 19 CC Okay, very good. 

02 23 37 21 P Gordo's not wearing the cuffs on his wrist, and I 

am, and that's just because I got used to it. The 
relative humidity has stayed down around 56% all 
the time so we feel we're in good shape that way. 

02 23 37 36 CC Okay, how about the neck dams? 

02 23 37 39 P Say again, Houston. 

02 23 37 k2 CC Roger, are you wearing your neck dams? 

02 23 37 39 P Say again, Houston. 

02 23 37 k2 CC Roger, are you wearing your neck dams? 

02 23 37 1+5 P That's affirmative, we've been wearing the neck 

dams the whole time. 

02 23 37 kd CC Okay. 

02 23 37 53 CC We'd like to know if you're staying warm now. Do 

you have the cooling under control? 

02 23 37 59 P Yes, our problem is that the temperature really 

doesn't change in here too much, but when either 
of us go to sleep, we're just not putting out too 
much ourselves and we really chill down. 

02 23 38 11 CC Yes, I noticed that a little too. Listen, one 

thing I want to tell you about, don't worry about 
turning the coolant off in the cockpit; we've got 
some excellent T/M on the radiator outlet tempera- 
tures and we'll keep you advised if they go down. 
So don't worry about turning off the coolant to 
the suit loop or the cabin loop. 

02 23 38 29 P Okay. Boy, Florida is really clear today; I can 

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see Jacksonville and all the streets in it and 
the Cape and all the way down to Miami. 

02 23 33 38 CC Very good, very good, 

02 23 38 ho p if s really pretty out there today. 

02 23 38 1+3 CC Can you give us a couple of general comments on 

housekeeping? Are you keeping the stuff under 
control? 

02 23 38 U9 ? Yes, but we're going to have a lot in the end. I* 

like to tell you right now I've got three airplane 
in sight, counted off Jacksonville. 

02 23 38 57 CC Oh, very good. 

02 23 39 00 CC VJe'll run. a separate Visual Acuity Test here. 

02 23 39 02 P Yes, I may not find that target, but we're seeing 

loads ... of other things. to 

02 23 39 Ok CC Hoger. Roger. 

02 23 39 11 P jj ow we t re keeping the housecleaning under control, 

but it takes a great deal of time. 

02 23 39 17 CC Soger. 

02 23 39 19 CC How's that bag working out behind the seat, Pete? 

02 23 39 22 P It's full. 

02 23 39 23 CC Already? 

02 23 39 25 ? Yes. with gear that has other places to go later. 

02 23 39 23 CC Oh, okay. Be advised you've got a good 1+7-1 load 

in. 

02 23 39 3^ P Roger. 

02 23 39 1+2 CC Are you having any trouble with those blue bags? 
02 23 39 54 CC Gemini -5, Houston here. 
02 23 39 56 P Go ahead, Houston. 

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02 23 39 57 GC How many of the blue bags have you had to use? 
02 23 1+0 00 P One. 
02 23 1+0 01 CC Roger. 

02 2i 1*0 22 P Houston, Gemini -5. Do you want us to leave the 

computer up? 

02 23 1*0 1+1 GC Gemini-5, Houston here. You can go ahead and power 

down the computer now. 

02 23 1*0 1*5 P Roger, computer coming down at this time. 

02 23 1*2 00 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Do you still read? 

02 23 1*2 03 P Read you loud and clear. 

02 23 1*2 0l+ CC Okay. Has Gordo been doing any chest testing exer- 
cises or anything like that to keep in shape? 

02 23 1*2 11 P He's been pulling the bungee a couple of times. I 

haven't done any other than medical passes, although 
I stretch out and put quite a press between the floor 
and the seat a couple of times in order to keep fit. 

02 23 1*2 28 CC Okay. 

02 23 1*2 30 P ... comfortable. 

02 23 1+2 32 CC You say you are comfortable? 

02 23 1+2 35 P Yes. 

02 23 1+2 35 CC Yes, pretty nice floating around, isn't it? 

02 23 1+2 38 P Yes. 

02 23 1+2 39 CC Hey, listen, you were a big singing star on televi- 
sion last night. 

02 23 1+2 1+3 P We did what? 

02 23 1+2 1+1+ CC You were a big singing star on television. You've 

got requests for thousands and thousands of copies 
of that song you sang. 



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02 23 52 07 C I want to report on that 16 pounds and k ounces of 

water. Last night, I had about 2 hours of sleep 
during my nap period, and about another 3 hours 
sleep during my long sleep period. 

02 23 52 35 CC Roger, ... Canary Surgeon. Could you give me an 

estimate of the quality of your sleep? Also Houston 
Surgeon has asked us to get food reports on you. 

02 23 52 k6 C Roger, the quality of our sleep was better in my 

short nap period that it was in my long sleep per- 
iod. It was quite easier in my shorter sleep per- 
iod. The food I just ate--3A was the last one I 
had. 3A was the last meal I just had at 03:12:30:00. 

02 23 53 31 C Okay, go ahead, Canary. 

02 23 53 35 CC Would you repeat that please? This is Canary Sur- 
geon. 

02 23 53 38 C Roger, Meal 3A was the last meal I had, at day 3, 

that's today, 12 hours 30 minutes 00 seconds. 

02 23 53 51 CC Roger, we copy. 

02 23 5I4 01 C Does that salmon ever smell strong in this small 

cabin. 1 

02 23 5I+ 39 CC Gremini-5, Flight advises that over Laredo the smoke 

was at the northwest corner of the target approxi- 
mately 3000 feet long. 

02 23 54 53 C Roger, thank you very much. We saw the smoke ... 

back there and we assume it was the northwest cor- 
ner. We were unable to see the target. I think 
probably due to the sun angle. 

02 23 55 05 CC Roger. 

03 00 00 23 P Notes for the tapes. Time is 03 days, 14:00:00 and 

on the updates from the ground on the D-6 are 
15:08:56. On the Sequence No. 08 they sent up a 
time of l/60 second and my book says 1/125 second, 
and I take that to be more right than the update. 
I question also the speed they sent up as I/250. 

0 3 00 01 06 C Now I'm going to try and get that checked out before 

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we do it. 

03 00 11 58 P Okay, the tape is on. Time is 03 days Ik hours 

13 minutes, and we're coming right to 90 degrees 
and going to pitch up 20 with 0 degree roll to 
commence the S-l experiment. The S-l experiment is 
mounted in the window. I'm standing by for 0^:18— 

03 00 12 27 C Watch your 8-ball now when we go ... 

03 00 12 31 P * es - 

03 00 12 39 P ... standing by for, what's the exact time? 

03 00 12 k$ P Ok: 18:36 is sunset. 

03 00 12 k$ C Okay. 

03 00 12 56 P Yes. 

03 00 12 58 C There . . . 

03 00 12 59 P Yes, that's good ... 

03 00 13 13 P Yes. I'll tell you when you can go to red light 

if you want to when this — 

03 00 13 22 C Okay 3 bringing my reticle ON. 

03 00 13 25 P Okay. ... 

03 00 13 39 P We've got — 

03 00 13 kk C I've got them right now. I can see that ... 

03 00 13 k6 P 3 minutes. 

03 00 13 U9 C There's some ... there, let me see. 

03 00 13 51 P Can you get on them. I'm in the daylight. I can't 

see. 

03 00 13 52 C Yes. There it is. Right there in front of me. 

03 00 13 56 P Okay. You're on it. 

03 00 13 56 C Can you hold that daylight on . . . 

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03 00 13 58 P Yes, here; how's that? 

33 00 Ik 01 C All right. 

03 00 Ik 03 P Okay. I'm going to start the camera at exactly 

14:18:36, which is sunset time. 

03 00 Ik 25 P Better dim the scanner light. 

03 00 Ik 30 C Oh. 

03 00 Ik k2 G All these particles flying out. 

03 00 Ik kk ? Well of course they'll disappear as soon as the 

sun's off. 

03 00 Ik k9 C Oh yes. 

03 00 Ik 51 P My hands smell good. They smell of cocoa. 

03 00 Ik 56 C I haven't eaten my cocoa yet. 

03 00 Ik 53 P Oh, that was the ... did it, boy. 1 That really hit 

the bottom good.' 

03 00 15 15 P Standing by. We're at about 2 minutes. 

03 00 15 25 P Okay. Recorder's back on. The time is lk:±B:L> 

and the sun is fading rapidly. Boy, they had this 
sunset right on the noggin. 

03 00 18 27 P 1+, 3, 2, 1, MARK. 

03 00 18 32 P The camera's on. 

03 00 18 3k P Okay. Took its first picture. 

03 00 18 39 0 Still right on. 

03 00 18 k6 C Tell me when the red light comes on again. 

03 00 18 k9 P The red light's still on. 

03 00 18 5k P Still on. 

03 00 18 56 P Okay. ... taking a picture. 

03 00 18 58 P Red light's back on. 

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UKay, , , • on. ru-gnx on une money, ooy. 


03 00 


19 


Oo 


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We want to go until 23. 


03 00 


19 


13 


P 


Bed light's still on. 


03 00 


19 


18 


P 


Still on. 


03 00 


19 


20 


P 


Okay. It's taking a picture. 


03 oo 


19 


3^ 


P 


Red light is still on. 


03 00 


19 


39 


P 


Red light is still on. 


03 00 


19 


k6 


P 


It's taking a picture. 


02 00 


19 


56 


P 


Red light is on. 


03 00 


20 


03 


P 


Oh yes. You're lined up beautifully. Yes, I can 
see the stars. 


03 oo 


20 


13 


P 


Red light is still on. 


03 oo 


20 


20 


C 


. . . hang on in there 


03 00 


20 


25 


P 


You want to turn out your cockpit red light? 


03 oo 


20 


3^ 


P 


It's taking a picture. 


03 oo 


20 


37 


P 


It's taking a picture. 


03 00 


20 


39 


P 


It's taking a picture. 


03 oo 


20 


42 


P 


Okay. Red light's on. You can maneuver. 


03 oo 


20 


56 


P 


Okay. The red light is still on. You can maneuver. 


02 00 


21 


08 


P 


Taking a picture, yes. 


03 oo 


21 


13 


P 


. . . camera . . . 


03 00 


21 


15 


P 


Got enough stuff out here. Hope it all stays down 
in the bilges. 


03 oo 


21 


25 


P 


Still taking a picture. 


03 oo 


21 


32 


P 


Still taking a picture. 


03 00 


21 


37 


P 


Yes. That's holding good, Gordo. 


03 oo 


21 


1+2 


P 


Still taking a picture. 



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03 00 21 kk P Okay, Red light's on. 

03 00 21 51 P 5 minutes when the-- 



00 21 56 P Still the red light's on. 



03 00 21 58 P 18:23:36. How am I going to tell the time? It's 

pitch black in here. 

03 00 22 06 C ... 36. 

03 00 22 08 P No. 23:36 seconds. 

03 00 22 13 P Okay. It's taking a picture now. 

03 00 22 15 C The next time the red light comes on, I'll torn my 

red light on and check the time. 

03 00 22 20 P Okay. 

03 00 22 kk P Really pretty, isn't it? Southern Cross and Alpha 

and Beta Kentaurus up there. Sure is prominent down 
here. 

03 00 22 56 P I'm going to turn this DCS light down too. 

03 00 22 58 P The guys at Carnarvon will be on in a minute. 

03 00 23 03 C ... red light comes on. 

03 00 23 06 P Yes. It's still taking a picture. I think we're 

up to about the 2 -minute mark. 

03 00 23 27 P Okay. Red light's on. 

03 00 23 30 P You can turn on your red light. Check the time. 

Looking for 23 minutes 36 seconds. 

•)3 00 23 37 C Okay. We're at it now. 

03 00 23 39 P Okay. Leave your light on a second. You can leave 

your light on until roll left, 120 degrees. Here, 
I'll read it to you. Roll left 120 degrees. Then 
pitch up, once you get roll left 120. 

03 00 2k 27 P Roll left will put you approximately on the hori- 

zon. 



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CARNARVON 

03 00 2k 30 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

03 00 2k 32 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Go ahead. 

03 00 2k 3k P Roger. We're Green up here. Unless you have 

something for us we're very busy. 

03 00 2k 38 CC Roger. I'll update your Tr for 62 on about mldpass. 

03 00 2k kk P Okay. Give me a call before you do it "because 

it'll ruin the camera in the window when the light's 
on. 

03 00 2k 49 CC Roger, will do. 

03 00 2k 54 P Okay. Now pitch up keeping the airglow in the 

lower left part of your window. Pick up Achernar. 

03 00 25 20 P Now, we're Just leaving the Southern Cross now, 

aren't we? 

03 00 25 22 C Yes. Okay. ... 

03 00 25 29 P Okay. When you get to Achernar, pitch up until 

you find Grus. 

03 00 25 36 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5. You can report to Houston 

that the first part of the S-l went extremely well. 

03 00 25 43 CC Roger, will do. 

03 00 25 kk P We're in the process of moving to the second phase 

of it right now. 

03 00 25 kQ CC Roger. 

03 00 25 1+9 C Coming through Magellanic clouds. There's Achernar. 

03 00 25 54 P Okay. Yaw right. 

03 00 26 06 P There's Grus. Beautiful, beautiful I 

03 00 26 08 P Okay. Now. 

03 00 26 13 C ... roll on . . . 

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00 


26 


15 


P 


Here, take a quick look. Line up the cross into 












Grus . 


03 


00 


26 


22 


C 


. . . pointed up towards Fomalhaut . 


03 


00 


26 


2k 


P 


That's right. Where did it go? Oh, there he is, 












yes. I see him right now. 


03 


00 


26 


32 


c 


Oh, yes. 


03 


00 


26 


3k 


p 


... excuse me. Hit the wrong switch. 


03 


00 


26 


37 


c 


It's on tape. 


03 


00 


26 


1+2 


c 


Boy, when that comes on-- 


03 


00 


26 


kh 


p 


Yes, Carnarvon, can you update our Tr now? 


03 


00 


26 


1+6 


cc 


Negative. I have about 15 seconds, then I can. 


03 


00 


26 


1+9 


F 


Okay. We are just getting on it and we will he 



taking good pictures again here as soon as you can 
give us the Tr. 

03 00 26 55 CC Okay, about 10 seconds. 

03 00 27 01 F Okay. We're taking a picture right now. 

03 00 27 03 CC Transmitting the Tr. 

03 00 27 08 CC You got it. 

03 00 27 09 C ... we received it up here, thank you. 

03 00 27 13 P Okay. Now listen, Gordo's taking a 2-minute 

picture which is fouled up; so take your time, get 
on well, even though this picture is fouled up, 
because maybe we were still maneuvering when I 
started taking this picture. So that's ruined as 
far as the thruster firing goes. Boy, that worked 
really well, didn't it? 

Yes . 

We couldn't have done it with the platform. 
We couldn't have done it with the platform. 



03 


00 


27 


30 


C 


03 


00 


27 


39 


P 


03 


00 


27 


1+2 


P 



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03 00 27 kk C No. 

03 00 27 56 P Okay. It's still taking a picture which is no 

good, so — 

03 00 28 03 C ... I'm not quite on. I was on but I drifted off. 

• ■ * 

03 00 28 k9 P You've got plenty of time. You've got better than 

30 seconds. 

03 00 29 10 P That looks good from here. I don't know how it 

looks from over on your side. 

03 00 29 13 C Yes , we ' re right on it ... 

03 00 29 15 P Okay. Better than 30 seconds so you can kill the 

rates down real good. 

03 00 29 20 P Still better than 30 seconds. 

03 00 29 27 P You don't suppose this thing stopped running, do 

you? I have't seen a light for a long time. 

03 00 29 39 P I'm still taking a picture. 

03 00 29 kk P There it goes. 

03 00 29 k6 P Okay. You got 30 seconds now and you got every- 
thing killed down good and we're going to take our 
first good picture. 

03 00 29 56 P Still red light. Still red light. 

03 00 30 06 P Okay. Taking a picture. 

03 00 30 27 P Boy 2 minutes seems like an eternity on this thing, 

not being able to fire a thruster. 

03 00 30 kk C ... go on all night without an . . . 

03 00 30 1+9 C 

03 00 30 53 P Trying to see if I can see the ... I guess I can't. 

03 00 31 08 C I see some kind of a light over here, but I suppose 

it's the Magellanic clouds. 



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03 00 31 25 P I sort of see something out here. But I can't tell 

whether it's really just a bunch of dim stars or 
not. I think I'm imagining it. 

03 00 31 3*+ P Hey, you got that thing killed down good. We're 

holding right on there. 

03 00 3139 C Yes. Fairly well. 

03 00 31 h2 P Just drifting a little. Boy, 2 minutes is a long 

time I 

03 00 31 1*9 P I'm going to shut the tape down. We've got all we 

needed to know off it. We're on good. 

03 00 k2 51 P Okay. Tapes on at ll+:U2:00 and we're still taking 

pictures. We have a little bit of a roll rate yet, 
so we're going to fire the thrusters through this 
picture, whatever the one is. Out. 

HAWAII 

03 00 51 ^9 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. All systems are Green. 

As soon as you've completed your S-l Experiment, 
would you contact us please? 

C3 00 51 57 C Roger. Will do, Hawaii. 

03 00 53 17 P Okay. We ended the experiment at 03 days Ik hours 

52 minutes, and we're going to try to get ready 
for our D-6. Tape off. 

03 00 53 37 P Hawaii, Gemini -5. We've done the S-l. Would you 

please check the speeds with the camera with the 
D-6. I believe they should be 1/125 second rather 
than 1/60 second and 1/250. 

03 00 53 52 CC Roger. Roger will do, 

03 00 5^ 12 CC We want to delete that D-6 anyway. We've got a 

weather problem. 

03 00 5^ 18 P Both of them? 

03 00 5I+. 19 CC Negative. Delete the D-6. The time is 15:08:56. 
03 00 5^ 25 C Okay, that's the one over Texas. 



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03 00 5U 29 CC Roger. 

03 00 5U 31 P ... listen with this Questar lens, tell them we're 

going to pick a good site somewhere going across 
the U.S. and get it. 

03 00 5k 38 CC Roger. 

03 00 5k 39 P Because we're in the process of rigging for it; 

we'll be rigged for it for the one off the coast. 

03 00 5l+ U5 CC Roger. 

03 00 5k 59 CC They're working up the settings, Gemini. 

03 00 55 03 C Right, we only ... says 1/125. 

03 00 55 07 CC Roger. Roger. 

03 00 56 19 P Hawaii, Gemini-5. Do you want this Section 1 and 

2 purge? 

03 00 56 23 CC That's affirmative. 

03 00 56 2k P Coming up right now. 

03 00 56 25 CC Roger. Give me a mark. 

03 00 56 28 P Roger. ... hydrogen purge commencing— 

03 00 56 3k P Now. 

03 00 56 U9 P ... purge. Hydrogen complete. Commencing No. 2 

hydrogen purge. On my mark. 

03 00 56 5k P MARK. 

03 00 57 08 P No. 2 hydrogen purge complete. Stand by for 

oxygen purge No. 1. 

03 00 57 20 P Commencing No. 1 0 2 purge. 

03 00 57 22 P Now. 

03 00 57 36 CC Geraini-5, we're coming up on IOS. Those settings 

for your camera are 1/125 and l/60. 



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03 00 57 kk 


c 


Hawaii, we'll get them next ... 


03 00 57 k6 


cc 


Roger . 


03 00 58 5h 


p 


Entry for the tape. Remind me to get these switche 
changed for the next guys on these purges. About 
to break my finger off purging. 

GUAYMAS 


03 01 ok lk 


cc 


Okay. They'd like you to put in one l/6o and one 
1/125. Can you do that, Pete? 


03 01 OU 21 


p 


That's affirmative. 


03 01 Ok 22 


cc 


Okay. That's what they'd like for you to use. 


03 01 Ok 3k 


cc 


Okay. That'll be l/60 and 1/125. 


03 01 Ok 39 


p 


Roger. 



CORPUS CHRISTI 

03 01 08 t+9 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. This is Houston here. When 

you have time give us a call. We've got some in- 
formation for you. 

03 01 08 56 C Roger. Go ahead. 

03 01 08 58 CC Okay. We'd like to have you put your Cryogenic 

Gaging Switch to Fuel Cell C£. 

03 01 09 03 C Roger. Fuel Cell 0^. 

03 01 09 06 CC Okay. Are you through with your D-6 so I can give 

you some other stuff? 

03 01 09 12 C Roger. Go ahead. 

03 01 09 lk CC Okay. We'd like to have you put your Calibrate 

Switch to No. 1 position for 10 seconds. 

03 01 09 2k CC I'd also like to tell you that your target for your 

next D-6 will be going up track so that V weight 
will be downstream. 

03 01 09 3^ C Roger. 

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03 03. 09 36 CC I've got an update for your D-k/B-7 California 

background measurement whenever you're ready to 
copy. I also need your GO for that over Carnarvon. 
I'd like to have you tell Carnarvon whether you're 
ready, whether you will "be ready to do it or not . 

03 01 09 50 C Okay. 

03 01 09 51 CC Okay. You ready to copy the update? 
03 01 09 53 C Roger. Go. 

03 01 09 $k CC Okay. First put your Calibrate Switch to No, 2 for 

10 seconds. Okay. Here comes the D-k/B-7 update. 
Your new time is 03:16:37:28, pitch 26 down, yaw 
38 left. 

03 01 10 21 C Okay. Got that. 

03 01 10 23 CC Okay. They're updating your Tr over Texas and 

Bermuda so you'll get a couple DCS lights and 
stuff. 

03 01 10 30 C Okay. 

03 01 10 32 CC I've got a map and star update for you also. 
03 01 10 36 C Roger. Go ahead. 

03 01 10 37 CC Okay. They're "both at the same time, 03:16:17:37. 

The map is 162.5 degrees East. The star is 
01: 17: 49. 

03 01 10 59 C All right. 

03 01 11 00 P What's the rest? 

03 01 11 07 CC Rev hi. You can place your Cryogenic Gaging Switch 

to OFF now. 

03 01 11 20 CC Okay. That's all the information I have. Why 

don't you go ahead with your D-6 there's 

03 01 11 25 C Okay. We got the complete set of the dark pictures 

to last night side. 

03 01 11 29 CC Very good. Very good. 



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03 


01 


11 


31 


c 


Worked out okay, I think. 


03 


01 


11 


33 


cc 


Good . 


03 


01 


11 


3d 


r 


I gave Gordo a "well done" for tracking test. I 












think we really got some good ones . 


03 


01 


11 


1+0 


CC 


Good. 












BERMUDA 


03 


01 


16 


59 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. 


03 01 


17 


05 


c 


Go ahead. Gemini-5 here. 


03 


01 


17 


07 


cc 


How'd you make out on your D-6's? 


03 


01 


17 


10 


c 


Roger. There was quite a lot of cloud out there, 



and we saw one ship with a wake. I don't really 
think it was him. We spent a picture on it. 

03 01 17 21 CC Okay. Did you pick up anything across the States 

with your other D-6? 

03 01 17 26 C No. It was pretty solid undercast and it's all out 

West. 

03 01 17 30 CC Yes. That's why we scrubbed it because of the bad 

weather . 

03 01 17 33 C Yes. It's pretty solid down there all the way from 

the coast on it. Houston was the only area that 
really looked like it was open. 



03 


01 


17 


39 


CC 


Okay. 


03 


01 


17 


kk 


P 


Houston, Gemini Flight. Do we come anywhere near 
Austin next pass? 


03 


01 


17 


52 


CC 


Well, looks like you might be a little bit north 
of it there . 


03 


01 


17 


58 


p 


Okay. Over. 


03 


01 


17 


59 


CC 


Why, are they open? 


03 


01 


18 


01 


p 


Yes . They were when we went by but we were too 



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close in to yaw off and get him. 

03 01 18 06 CC Okay, I'll take a look at that and see what we 

can do. You know you're going to be pretty busy 
next pass anyway. 

03 01 18 12 P Flight, we'll pick them up tomorrow. Maybe the 

weather will be better. 

03 01 18 15 CC Okay. 

03 01 56 10 C Okay. The tape is on and the time is 03 days 15 

hours 56 minutes and we're preparing to do D~k f 
1+09, 15:59:00 over Carnarvon. 

03 01 58 59 C Tape is on and time is 03 days 16 hours 00 minutes. 

Acquisition at Carnarvon and we're transmitting the 
1+09 D-U/D-7. 

CARNARVON 

03 01 59 15 P Carnarvon, Gemini-5 is doing kQ9 at this time. 

Equipment's on. 

03 01 59 21 CC Say again last, Gemini. 

03 01 59 23 P Roger, we're doing 1+09 at this time, equipment is 

on. 

03 01 59 27 CC Roger, we're receiving your FM/FM telemetry. 
03 01 59 31 P Okay, give me a mark in k minutes, please. 
03 01 59 35 CC Roger. 

03 01 59 52 P Be advised Carnarvon, we'll be GO for ^23 Alpha. 

03 01 59 57 CC Roger, understand. 

03 02 00 22 CC We've got an update for you. They have a medical 

pass scheduled on the Pilot at Hawaii this 
revolution. Hawaii's acquisition is 16:2^. 

03 02 00 35 CC Roger, 16:2^. 
03 02 00 51 C Your exercise. 



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03 


02 


00 


53 


P 


Okay. 


03 


02 


00 


55 


c 


Still have en ouch to Icpati nn vn'Fh ■t-Viom 


w J 


02 


01 


03 


c 


"HI nfid TrM**o<3 siirfl r»onri4* 




02 


03 




p 


x uuii u juiuw i xu jubx/ iveeps on growing . . . 




02 


OS 


17 
x 1 


p 


-LC£» . llH-ic o UU UUUUl cLDOUT* J-u» LOOK OUX &u til 1 

horizon. That secondary scanner does the job. 


03 


02 


03 


27 


c 


. . . aline platform. 


03 


02 


03 


29 


p 


Yes. 


03 


02 


03 


30 


cc 


MARK, h minutes, Gemini. 


03 


02 


03 


3U 


p 


Okay, we're going to go start getting UlO Bravo. 


03 


02 


03 


38 


cc 


Roger . 


03 


02 


03 


l+l 


p 


If you're on, do you want to go to ORB RATE? 


03 


02 


03 


h3 


p 


Come right. Pick up Deneb. 


03 


02 


03 


53 


c 


Okay, ORB RATE. 


03 


02 


03 


55 


p 


Right. 


03 


02 


03 


58 


c 


. . . horizon scanner OFF. 


03 


02 


Oh 


07 


p 


U «J j L-^JLiJ-L* _L giVC J \J LL Ct lew Uil 1 1/ • 




02 


oh 




p 




03 


02 


Oh 


JU— 


p 




03 


02 


oh 


1Q 


p 


J_ iu ax x cXJ.u. wie ^UUXaLal IcS t IS going COulc lip 

here and get away from me. 


03 


02 


Ok 


29 


c 


I think this reticle . . . 


03 


02 


oh 


3U 


c 


... jingle, jingle. 


03 


02 


oh 


39 


p 


Yes. Jingling. 


03 


02 


oh 


^3 


p 


. . . med pass . 



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03 


02 


Ok 


55 


c 


Let's see. There's a star. 


03 


02 


Ok 


58 


p 


I knew he'd he out there somewhere. 


03 


02 


05 


03 


p 


Fairly low on the horizon. 


03 


02 


05 


05 


c 


It's not here. 


03 


02 


05 


Ik 


p 


Deneb . 


03 


02 


05 


17 


c 


... isn't it? 


03 


02 


05 


19 


p 


Beats the heck out of me. I don't know. 


03 


02 


05 


2k 


c 




03 02 


05 


26 


p 


Yes . 


03 


02 


05 


29 


c 


Yes . . . 


03 


02 


05 


3k 


c 


There it comes. 


03 


02 


05 


36 


p 


Where? 


03 


02 


05 


50 


p 


Really think you're "back around over here. 


03 


02 


OS 


■58 


p 


Tt ' s Altair . . . Veca . . . Lvra . Rieht? 


03 


02 


06 


02 


c 


. . . Summer Tr ianffle . 


03 


02 


06 




p 


Yps. I iust don't think that's it. 


03 


02 


Uu 






Xilcx c a xiXOtlii cLilU. unci ti a JJcX^ii-Liiuo rixoaxx 

There's Delphinus right out there. 


03 


02 


06 


2k 


p 


Okay. If you've got it on Deneb, I'll buy it. 


03 


02 


06 


29 


p 


You ready? 


03 


02 


06 


31 


c 


I'm ready. 


03 


02 


06 


3^ 


p 


You got him dead center? 


03 


02 


06 


3k 


c 


Dead center. 


03 


02 


06 


36 


p 


Okay . Four . . . 



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03 02 06 1+8 P Okay. Keep me right on. 

03 02 07 06 C Got him? 

03 02 07 07 CC 1 minute to LOS. 

03 02 07 10 P Gemini-5, Roger. We're doing klO Bravo right now. 

03 02 07 15 CC Roger. 

03 02 07 19 C ... this recording . . . 

03 02 07 22 P No. I'm recording up here this time. 

03 02 07 36 P Okay. We started that at 16:07:20. No, I'm sorry. 

We started at 16:07:50 and we'll stop at 09:50. 

03 02 08 02 C ... passing over. 

03 02 08 05 P I got him good in the Questar lens. 

03 02 08 50 C Okay, mark. 

03 02 08 53 P Yes. You can go to small end forward, and I'm 

going to come up with the bright lights. All right? 

03 02 09 00 C Okay. Go ahead. 

03 02 09 05 P And would you hand me the Flight Plan. 

03 02 09 19 P Okay, 16:15 aline SEP. Bring on the rate gyros and 

the radar at that time. 

03 02 12 02 P Okay. Missile measurement. 1+23, the reticle will 

be installed on a 35mm Zeiss camera, 16mm camera 
and associated window equipment mounted in the right 
window. The 3^01 W black and white film, that can 
be used. 31+01 is ON. 

03 02 12 26 C ... reticle is . . . 

03 02 12 31 P Measurement, 10 minutes. Rate gyros primary, Rad 2 

for Brandenburg, Rad 3 for Holloman, Rad 2 IR ON — 

03 02 12 k6 C We're on secondary scanner. 

03 02 12 k8 P Yes. 

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03 02 12 50 C On the SEF. 

03 02 13 00 C What time is this whole shebang due, now? 

03 02 13 05 P 16:38:28. At that time you should be 26 down, 38 

left. 

03 02 13 12 C 26 down, 38 left. 

03 02 13 lk P Yes, yes. Okay. 

03 02 13 38 P Okay. I've got the IR all set. The only thing I 

have to do is turn on the recorder. I need to get 
16mm camera film for this. 

03 02 13 kQ C ... pretty smooth with the rate gyros on. 

03 02 13 50 P At 15. We're not there yet. 

03 02 Ik Ok P Oh, that secondary scanner's doing great. I hope 

it's still running 8 days from lift-off. 

03 02 Ik 12 P Okay. Are you ready? 

03 02 1^ 17 C You know that, Big Daddy. 

03 02 ll+ 19 P Primary roll gyro. Primary pitch gyro. Primary 

yaw gyro. Radar to STANDBY. 

03 02 lk 31 C All right. 

03 02 lk 3^ P Would you turn up your light and read me that Radar 

Test once? I think I got it. Will you fly here in 
RENDEZVOUS , get a radar reading, go to CATCH UP for 
one second and back to RENDEZVOUS. You're just 
going to track 'it. Is that right? And I'll switch 
in and out everytime we get a reading. 

03 02 lk 50 C Yes. I'm just tracking. You switch in and out. 

Your readout's 69, so you get an update on it. 

03 02 Ik 5k P Yes. MDIU on. 

03 02 Ik 58 C Then you switch to CATCH UP for one second, then 

back to RENDEZVOUS. 

03 02 15 02 P Okay. 

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03 02 


15 


05 


P 


03 02 


15 


10 


C 


03 02 


15 


12 


c 


03 02 


15 


22 


c 


03 02 


15 


2k 


p 


03 02 


15 


26 


c 


03 02 


15 


29 


p 


03 02 


15 


36 


c 


03 02 


15 


ho 


p 


03 02 


15 


hi 


c 


03 02 


15 


43 


p 


03 02 


15 


hh 


c 


03 02 


15 


U6 


p 


03 02 


17 


2h 


p 


03 02 


17 


36 


p 


03 02 


17 


38 


c 


03 02 


17 


43 


p 


03 02 


18 


38 


p 


03 02 


18 


hi 


c 


03 02 


19 


11 


c 


03 02 


19 


h3 


c 


03 02 


20 


02 


p 



Give me a call at 16:20 so I can stick this 
thermometer in my mouth and get these guys off 
hack. 

Okay. 

Computer RENDEZVOUS , platform to ORB RATE. 

Give you a call when? 

16:20. 

Oh. 

Okay. Have I done everything? 

Do you suppose . . . 

Radar, rate gyros — 

You're supposed to get that ... 

Yes. 

Whee! 

That's why you've got to put it right on them. 
What did we get up update for, 62-1 or 47-1? 
62-1. 
Oh. 

There's the moon. 

How do your legs feel? 

A little cramped - not too had. 

Next time Chuck Berry asks if I'm exercising my 
legs, why don't you tell him, yes, I'm outside 
running right now. 

I'm back on the adapter doing calisthenics. 
What's my food report? 



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293 



03 02 20 10 P You got the t>ig book down here? 

03 02 20 12 C Yes. 

03 02 20 Ik P Why don't you look up how much water I've drunk. 

16-6, isn't it? 

03 02 20 22 C No, 15-6. I'm iS-k. 

03 02 20 31 P No. When you get to here you're l6. This starts 

at 0. 16-6, and you're 17-^. 

03 02 20 38 C Oh, I see. 

03 02 21 17 C Okay. First thing we get is missile measurement, 

huh? Then what? 

03 02 21 22 P Computer ON. And then at . , . Pilot radar lock 30 

degrees down, yaw 7 left. 

03 02 21 hi C 26 degrees down, 38 left. This is the radar. 

03 02 21 i+6 P No, 26 down 38 left is for the missile. 

03 02 21 50 C Oh, okay. 

03 02 21 53 P And 30 down and yaw left 7 is the radar. I'll give 

you the radar again. 

03 02 22 10 C And we're alined right on the money, looks like. 

HAWAII 

03 02 25 35 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. We have a valid 

temperature. Can we have, your "blood pressure 
please? 

03 02 26 28 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 

you begin your exercise please. 

03 02 26 32 P Okay. 

03 02 26 33 P MARK. 

03 02 27 06 P Blood pressure coming down. 

03 02 27 16 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Pull- scale. 



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03 02 27 50 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for your 

water report. 

03 02 27 55 P Roger. It's still the same I think as it was this 

morning - 16, k ounces. I still haven't eaten any- 
thing since the last meal, which I think was 3C . 

03 02 28 09 CC Okay. Real fine. Are either you or the Command 

Pilot having any problem with temperature now? Are 
you fairly comfortable? 

03 02 28 17 P Yes, we're fine now. 

03 02 28 19 CC Okay. Have either you or Gordo been doing any 

shivering on the last few revolutions, or any 
exercises? We've noticed just checking on your 
respirations here there's a few sprinkles on it, 
and we were trying to figure out why that was 
happening . 



03 


02 


28 


33 


P 


We were probably shivering on this last one. 


03 


02 


28 


36 


CC 


Were you shivering on the last revolution or two? 


03 


02 


28 


k8 


P 


The last one revolution has been good but several 
before that we were probably shivering. 


03 


02 


28 


5h 


CC 


Roger. Everything else all right up there? 


03 


02 


29 


00 


P 


Say again. 


03 


02 


29 


02 


CC 


Everything else all right up there? 


03 


02 


29 


03 


p 


Still fine. 


03 


02 


29 


07 


C 


The Pilot's working up a big appetite, I can tell 
you that. 


03 


02 


29 


09 


CC 


Real good. 


03 


02 


29 


13 


CC 


I have nothing else here, Hawaii Surgeon out. 


03 


02 


29 


17 


p 


Okay. 


03 


02 


29 


20 


CC 


This is Hawaii CAP COM. For your Experiment 1+23A. 



there's a small cloud deck that extends from 700 
up to 1100; it's west to southwest about 2 miles 
east of the site. 



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02 


20 


38 


P 


03 


02 


30 


07 


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03 


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03 


02 


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03 


02 


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■ ■■• , ;, T e're ready. 
They're still counting on time. 

Rosror . 

R rinus 5 and counting. 

Recorder is ON. The time is 3rd day, 16:33:25, 
standing by for V-k 1+23 Alpha. We are pitch down 
26 degrees, yawed left 38 degrees. Questar is 
mounted; the speed setting is l/6o. The Rad 2 is 
ON, IR power transmitter's ON, the lomra camera's 
mounted, and I can just see clouds on the water 
"beautifully on this Questar lens! 



03 


02 


3U 


05 


c 


. . . 'an see this . . . too. 


03 


02 


3h 


07 


"D 


Yes. All you got to do, Gordo, is stick that 
reticle on it. 


03 


02 


3h 


19 


n 


- . . 


03 


02 


3k 


2k 


p 


Yes , that looks like the end of the cloud deck, 
I see the California coast coming up. 


03 


02 


3 ; '( 




c 


v es. 


03 


02 


3h 


30 


c 


We .jixst might luck out here yet. 


03 


02 


3k 


Ml 


p 


Let's see, what is it; 3^5? 


03 


02 


3h 


kk 


r 




03 


02 


3h 


52 


C 


Radar's to STANDBY. 


03 


02 


3h 


53 


P 


Okay. I'm going to bring up the computer ON at 
1.6:1+5. 


03 


02 


35 


05 


p 


Let's see. We got everything done that pass .. 


03 


02 


35 


09 


C 


There's the California coast coming up. 
CALIFORNIA 


03 


02 


35 


lU 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. 



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03 


02 


35 


17 


c 


Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5» 


03 


02 


35 


19 


CO 


Koger, ine cLoua uecK over me siue now is sona. 
It goes to broken about 5 miles to the southwest 
01 une siue, and 10 goes ciear auouu c. nm.es uo 
the east of the site. 


03 


02 


35 


33 


C 


Right. We can see the cloud deck. 


03 


02 


35 


36 


cc 


Okay. Very good. Ana tney re GO there. 


03 


02 


35 


1,0 


c 


Okay. We're in position and waiting. 


03 


02 


35 


hi 


cc 


Roger. 


03 


02 


35 


4-9 


T3 

r 


uoy, J. wisn we couxu. geT/ on iij, ^nis «tuesdar icna 
is fantastic I 


03 


02 


35 


53 


CC 


Roger ! 


03 


02 


36 


01 


c 


If we don't get this this time, will you stand out- 
side and wave so we can get your picture as we go 
by? 


03 


02 


36 


07 


cc 


Say again. 


03 


02 


36 


09 


cc 


Oh, Roger, yes. 


03 


02 


36 


10 


c 


If we don't get this you can stand outside and wave 
and we'll get your picture as we go by. 


03 


02 


36 


29 


cc 


Okay, I'll be out there. 


03 


02 


36 


29 


p 


We're there. 


03 


02 


36 


33 


c 


What s the time he lifts off? 


03 


02 


36 


3^ 


F 


lo:37:OC is recorder on. Lo*.i( *.do . 


03 


02 


36 


^3 


p 


Let's see, he's right under that cloud deck, right 
there. 


03 


02 


36 


k8 


c 


Yes. 


03 


02 


36 


k9 


p 


Give me- -I got ray own count here. 


03 


02 


36 


50 


c 


Okay. 



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03 02 36 53 


C 


5, J+, 3, 2, 1, MARK. 


03 02 37 00 


P 


Recorder's ON. IR power transmitter's ON. RAD 2. 
Right film in the camera. 


03 02 37 12 


P 


He's going to come right in under there. Get the- 


03 02 37 18 


CC 


10. 


03 02 37 26 


CC 


MARK. Here we go. It's on its way. 


03 02 37 31 


P 


He's off. 


03 02 37 3^ 


P 


I see it I I see it'. 


03 02 37 


c 


Where? 


03 02 37 h9 


p 


There it's coming. See it Gordo? 


03 02 37 51 


c 


Where? 


03 02 37 53 




Right through that hole in the clouds I 


03 02 37 5^ 


c 


Oh yes, I got it. 


03 02 37 55 


p 


There he comes! Bigger than heck! 


03 02 37 56 


c 


Got him. 


03 02 37 57 


p 


You got him? 


03 02 37 58 


c 


Yes. 


03 02 38 00 


p 


Let me know when you got the reticle on it. 


03 02 38 05 


c 


We've got lots of time. 


03 02 38 07 


p 


Gee him tracking up right through the clouds? 


03 02 38 09 


c 


Yes, I'm on him. 


03 02 38 12 


p 


You're on him? 


03 02 38 ll+ 


c 


Yes. 


03 02 38 22 


G 


I'm about to lose him against the clouds, though. 



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AO 

03 


AO 


3o 


<^3 


r 


I can still see him! He's coming out over the 
water ! 


03 


02 


38 


21 


c 


Yes. 


03 


02 


38 


21+ 


p 


See him? There he is over the water! See him? 


03 


02 


38 


26 


c 


Yes. I'm on him. 


03 


02 


38 


29 


p 


Okay. There he goes! See him way out in front? 


03 


02 


38 


32 


cc 


Second Stage. 


03 


02 


38 


36 


c 


Okay. I'm on him. 


03 


02 


38 


38 


p 


Okay. We can see him real good! 


Oj 










Uowr (TArt/i irawf fT/"irt/H 

very goou, very goou. 


03 


AO 


jo 




r 


Oops . 


03 


02 


39 


07 


C 


Look at that con. 


03 


02 


39 


12 


P 


We can still see his con very, very clearly down 
there, even against the cloud background. 


03 


02 


39 


H+ 


CC 


Okay. 


03 


02 


39 


19 


P 


Give us a call when you want the computer ON. 


03 


02 


39 


24 


cc 


Yes, tell us when you get through there, we'll — 


03 


uZ 


39 






Okay. 


03 


02 


39 


27 


P 


We're through. Recorder OFF. 


03 


02 


39 


29 


CC 


You all done? Okay, we'll go back to this other 
stuff now. 


03 


02 


39 


31+ 


P 


Oh, there he goes. Up through the thing. 


03 


02 


39 


37 


C 


Where? 


03 


02 


39 


38 


p 


Well, you can just see a trail going up. 


03 


02 


39 


1+1 


C 


Oh, yes . 



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299 



03 


02 


39 


h3 


P 


. . . higher . 


03 


02 


39 


hh 


c 


Yes. We can see him going above us. 


03 


02 


39 


50 


cc 


You say he's going above you, right? 


03 


02 


39 


53 


c 


Right, we saw him way out going higher than the 
horizon. 


03 02 


39 


56 


GC 


Okay, Roger. ... The computer power up time is 
03:16:^5:00 and you can power it up before then by 
a couple minutes if you like. 


03 


02 


ho 


12 


P 


Okay. We were hoping to find something down here 
for the D-6. 


03 02 


ho 


18 


CC 


Just a second, I'll run outside. 


03 


02 


ho 


21 


P 


Okay. Computer coming on to PREIAUNCH. 
TEXAS 


03 


02 


ho 


30 


CC 


Hey, congratulations on that last one. I had my 
doubts about it. 


03 


02 


ho 


32 


p 


What have you got down there - El Centro or Yuma 
or one of those? 


03 


02 


ho 


35 


c 


It was loud and clear. 


03 


02 


ho 


36 


CC 


Very good, very good. 


03 


02 


ho 


38 


p 


The thing that we saw was the engine burning against 
the white clouds first. 


03 


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ho 


h2 


CC 


Oh, yes? Were the clouds a help or a hindrance? 


03 


02 


ho 


h6 


p 


They were . . . 


03 


02 


ho 


^9 


CC 


Say again. 


03 


02 


ho 


52 


p 


They were . . . 


03 


02 


ho 


53 


p 


Hey, there's El Paso right there*. Can you swing 



right? Or White Sands I Wait a minute, we're 
getting White Sands. Get Holloman. 



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1+0 


57 


c 


Okay. 




03 


02 


1+0 


58 


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Put it right there! 




03 


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Okay. 




03 


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02 


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Beautiful! And there's the sled track! 




03 


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07 


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Yes. Ha, ha, I'm on him, man! 




03 


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Get him, bear. Don't let him get away! Boy, 
Holloman right now and I can see — the runway : 

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fills 




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VP 1 1 . 


03 


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Oh. verv eood. 0kav» I cot vau. Did von crpt 
picture of that other thing? 




03 


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32 


p 


Yes, got about six of them. 




03 


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35 


cc 


Very good. 




03 


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Okay, now let's pitch up quick and back to — 










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03 


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1+9 


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You're too late. We 1 re already past it now. 




03 


02 


i+i 


53 


p 


Boy, you get somebody else right out in here, 
we'll nail them 


and 


03 


02 


i+i 


51+ 


c 


Yes, okay. 




03 


.02 


i+i 


56 


p 


Hey, there's Fort Stockton and the test track 
there by it! How about that? 


down 


03 


02 


1+2 


00 




Yes. 




03 


02 


1+2 


05 


p 


Listen, we could get Austin this time. There 
Lake Austin right there. 




03 


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1+2 


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Yes, it sure is. 





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03 02 1+2 09 P See if you see Bergstrom. 

03 02 1+2 13 P Man, that runway was that big in that thing! 

03 02 1+2 17 C How did you like that tracking task? 

03 02 1+2 18 P That was beautiful! 

03 02 1+2 19 C Wailed him! 

03 02 1+2 20 P You did! That's great! That's tremendous! There's 

Austin; no, that's —what in the heck's that? 
San Antonio. 

03 02 U2 29 C I think Austin's going to be right in under that 

cloud. 

03 02 1+2 33 P Yes, I'm afraid you're right. There's San Antonio. 

03 02 1+2 1+3 P No, there's Bergstrom! See it out there on your 

right, up? See it? 

03 02 1+2 1+7 C Oh, yes. 

03 02 1+2 50 P Stick it right on there. Okay. Beautiful. 

03 02 1+2 5k c ... pulse . 

03 02 1+2 57 P Okay. 

03 02 1+3 05 C Okay. 

03 02 1+3 16 C Okay, what else will we get here? 

03 02 1+3 19 P Now we've got to get the £adar check. Pitch right 

back, 30. Okay, we got Bergstrom that time too. 

03 02 1+3 27 CC Very good. Sounds like you're getting caught up on 

D-6. 

03 02 1+3 30 P Yes, I hope so. 

03 02 1+3 33 P Okay, we're going to 30 pitch down, yaw 7 left and 

we're standing by for the Radar. 

03 02 1+3 1+2 CC Okay, fine. You got that procedure all squared 

away, haven't you? 



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03 02 U3 1+5 P Right. We'll go to RENDEZVOUS and then back to 

CATCH UP after a lock-on for one second, and back 
into Rendezvous, and keep that cycle up till we 
lose lock again. 

03 02 1+3 56 CC Okay, very good. Do you have your FDI's up? 
03 02 U3 50 f Affirm. 

03 02 hh 00 CC Okay, are you going to be pointing at the trans- 
ponder? 

03 02 hh 06 F Yes, he's going to track it. 

03 02 hh 07 CC Okay, very good. 

03 02 hh 20 C That Pulse Mode isn't worth a darn for some things. 

03 02 hh 29 P Okay. 

03 02 hh 31 c What is it now - 30 down and what? 

03 02 hh 35 P Yes, I'm going to put your radar on right now. 

03 02 hh 38 C Okay. 30 down and what? 

03 02 hh 39 P And yaw left 7. 

03 02 hh 1+3 C Okay. 

03 02 hh 13 C Ready. 

03 02 hh 50 ? Okay. A~ 1+6:02, so it should be very shortly. 

03 02 1+5 33 P Okay, we have a solid lock. 

03 02 If 5 35 CC Okay. Kind of keep your eye on the FDI needles if 

you can as you go across and give us a little report 
on it. 

03 02 1+5 hh C Roger. I'm reading range - range rate. 

03 02 1*5 !+7 CC Okay. 

03 02 I4.5 h8 C I'm locked on. 

03 02 1+5 50 CC Very good. 

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03 


02 


^5 


5h 


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I haven't gotten anything to read into the 
RENDEZVOUS Mode yet. 


03 


02 




57 


C 


My FDI's are locked. 




CO 








OVfiv At*f> thpv null? 


03 


02 


1+6 


01 


c 


Roger. 


03 


02 


1+6 


02 


cc 


Okay. 


03 


02 


ke 


08 


p 


I've ... into the RENDEZVOUS Mode. You want me to 

go to CATCH UP? 


03 


02 


1+6 


13 


cc 


Yes. Cycle back and forth and see what happens. 
Did you get the Start Camp, button pushed there? 


03 


02 


he 


35 


c 


Locked on good but . . . 


03 


02 


1+6 


39 


cc 


Okay . 


03 02 


1+6 


1+2 


c 


... degrees with the reticle—it's holding lock as 
we go straight across. Is it out at Merritt 


03 


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ordinates to four decimal places in seconds, but I 

rJnT 1 "! ' "t" VrvriTJ* tj^^ti*^ i "h i <i 


03 


02 


1+7 


^2 


c 


Wellj my radar's showing it*s right on Merritt 
Island down there ♦ 


03 


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vis. ay » 


03 


02 


1+7 


1+2 


p 


I don't understand. I'm not getting any range 
readout either in CATCH UP or RENDEZVOUS . 


03 


02 


1+7 


51 


cc 


Roger. You got the Start Corap button? 


03 


02 


47 


55 


c 


Yes. 


03 


02 


1+7 


55 


p 


Yes. I've tried everything. 



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03 


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03 


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1+8 1+5 


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03 


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1+8 1+8 


CC 


03 


02 


50 21 


CC 


03 


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50 22 


c 


03 


02 


50 2l+ 


cc 



03 02 50 1+0 C 



03 02 51 11 CC 



Is the MDIU on? 

Well over 250 miles down now, I guess . 
Did you have the MDIU power on? 
Yes. 
Okay. 

I'm still locked on. We're over 300, I guess, now. 

Yes. Well, you'll have the data on the tape 
though, won't you? 

We hope we do . Yes . 

Squeeze on a couple of D-6's going by there too. 
He was pointing right at it. 

Okay. 

Just broke lock. 

Roger, broke lock at 1+8:1+7. 

Gemini -5 > Houston. 

G-o ahead, Houston, Gemini- 5. 

The next time we do an oxygen purge on the fuel 
cells, we want to do it over a site so we get some 
data while you're doing the purge. We don't really 
have much else for you. We got another 6 or 7 
minutes here of hack time. 

Okay. I might give you a little information 
further radarwise. I'm getting radar range and 
radar range rate intermittently on my digital 
there. I mean on my analog there, and I don't 
know why it wasn't steady, but on my needles I had 
steady lock-on and was pulling him away on the 
outer way on a pass . 

Okay. Did you get that intermittent R and R-dot 
throughout the whole pass? 



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03 


02 


51 35 


CC 


03 


02 


52 32 


CC 


03 


02 


52 33 


C 


03 


02 


52 3^ 


CC 



03 02 51 17 C A little bit, although on in fairly close it 

seemed to lock up pretty solid on the analog and 
hold fairly steady, 

03 02 51 25 CC Okay, so in close it was steady but at greater 

ranges it was intermittent. 

03 02 51 29 C Greater range it was a little bit intermittent 

although it did seem to jump in and out a little 
there . 

Okay. 

Gemini-5, Houston. 
Go ahead, Houston. 

Your attitude control fuel useage has been up 
pretty high lately and we want to make you con- 
scious of the fact that you're going to have to 
start taking it easy on it and going at a little 
lower rate than you have been to make it through 
the rest of the flight here. 

03 02 52 51 P Roger. 

03 02 52 55 CC As a matter of fact, I'll try to fix up a little 

summary for you and give it to you across the 
States the next time to let you know where you are . 

03 02 53 01 C Okay. 

03 02 53 13 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Would you hit the Start 

Comp button one more time. We want to get some 
stuff on the ground here. 

03 02 53 22 P It's in CATCH UP, you want RENDEZVOUS? 

03 02 53 25 CC It doesn't make any difference. Just go ahead and 

hit the Start Comp button. 



03 


02 


53 29 


P 


Okay. 




03 


03 


07 21 


CC 


Gemini-5, 


Gemini-5 > Houston here. Over. 


03 


03 


07 25 


p 


Go ahead, 


Houston, Gemini-5. 



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03 03 07 28 CC Roger. We took a quick look at the fuel here and 

it looks like you're a little bit below the program 
flight plan fuel level for this particular time of 
the flight. So we're going to have to take it 
easy for awhile. 

03 03 07 kk P Okay. 

03 03 07 ^5 CC We're getting some more information now on the 

S-8/D-13 pass across Laredo. Right now the 
weather is clear with a few little puffy clouds 
around less than a tenth. You're going to have a 
smoke pod on the northwest corner again and the 
smoke is drifting slowly out to the northwest. You 
should be a little bit to the south and the sun 
should be almost overhead. So it'll be a lot better 
than they were this morning. 

03 03 08 13 P Okay, fine. 

03 03 08 2k CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

03 03 08 27 C Go ahead. 

03 03 08 28 CC Can you give us an onboard readout of what your 

propellant quantity is, please? 

03 03 08 3^ C The propellant quantity is reading 31$, over. 

03 03 08 37 CC Roger. Understand 31$. 

03 03 08 ko C Roger, tha.t's about Ilk pounds on my recording 

chart . 

03 03 08 4 6 CC Okay, very good. 

03 03 09 38 P We'll run this tape out and put a new tape in. 

Let's see, we had a pretty good pass there on the 
radar. Don't know what happened to the Rendezvous 
and never got any readings on the MDIU. That didn't 
make much sense to me, because the MDHJ was on when 
I went to CATCH UP. I went to RENDEZVOUS and I 
never got any address 69 readings from either one. 
The only thing I can think of is that it might have 
been some sort of a malfunction in the — not the 
radar, because you were getting readings. 



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03 03 10 31 C Yes. 

03 03 10 33 P Something just wouldn't read from the computer to 

the MDIU. 

03 03 10 38 P Turning it off right now. 

03 03 13 1+9 C ORB RATE and Horizon Scan. I guess what I ought 

to do is ... Horizon Scan. I think the sun is going 
to ... 

03 03 Ik 00 P Well, we're a little bit late on this one now. 

17:13. Yaw left at 90. We've got to stop the 
rates and go to ORB RATE, Horizon Scan. 

03 03 Ik 36 C Okay. 

03 03 Ik 37 P You ready? You've got Horizon Scan? 

03 03 1^ k5 C Okay. 

03 03 lk k9 P Mark. The time is 17:1*+-- 

03 03 21 56 P ... time is 17:22. We're just coming up on 

Fomalhaut at this time. 

03 03 22 l!+ C Darn, that computer light is a bright son-of-a-gunl 

03 03 22 19 P Well here, let me get us one of those. Oh, it's 

supposed to be in ... 

03 03 22 22 C Yes. 

03 03 22 23 P All right. 

03 03 22 UO C Okay, there's Fomalhaut. 

03 03 22 U3 P Okay, let me know when you have it. Steady in 

there . 

03 03 22 50 C How about it? 

03 03 22 52 P Let me focus. You're right on it. 

03 03 22 58 C I am? 

03 03 23 00 P Okay, stand by. 

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03 03 23 Ok P 

03 03 23 15 P 

03 03 3*+ 12 CC 

03 03 3^ 15 P 

03 03 3^ 15 CC 

03 03 3k 2h CC 



03 03 36 ok p 

03 03 36 13 CC 

03 03 36 29 CC 

03 03 36 3k P 

03 03 36 59 CC 

03 03 37 22 P 

03 03 37 2k CC 

03 03 37 35 P 

03 03 37 ^7 CC 



MARK. Time is 17:23:05. 

Okay, recorder, we did not get Platform Mode Test 
01 - we'll have to pick it up later. 

CARNARVON 

Carnarvon, Gemini-5. Standing by for the updates. 
Roger. 

This is a PLA update. 

Roger. Area 50-4, 20:53:56, 12 plus 12, 18 plus 
17. Area 51-3, 32:12:^0, lk plus 05, 19 plus 13. 
Area 52-3, 23:^7:51, ^ P^s 57, 18 plus 18. Area 
53-i, 25:22:39, 12 plus 10, 18 plus 00. Area 
5^-Delta, 26:17:24, 19 plus 56, 2k plus 1+1. Do 
you copy? 

Can't understand the time on last two. Is that 
25 and 26? Would you read the times on 53-3 and 
5^-Dog. 

Roger. GBtTRC 53-3 is 25 hours 22 minutes - okay. 
Good show. 

Stand by, I'll call it— you think of the question 
on this thing. This may be 01 hours. 

That's probably what it is. 

Gemini, Carnarvon. Okay, those last two 53-3 is 
the fourth day 01 hours 22:39, and 5^-Delta is 
fourth day 02:17 plus 2k. 

Copy. 

The weather is good in all areas. 

Okay. Would you advise Flight that we've got 
everything done except the Venus photograph on the 
platform 0 2 test? 

Roger. 



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HAWAII 

03 Ok 00 21 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We copy your oral temp. 

We are standing "by for blood pressure. 

03 Ok 00 kk CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

03 Ok 01 16 CC We have good blood pressure. Give me your mark 

when you begin your exercise. 

03 0k 01 23 C Ready. 

03 0k 01 2k C MARK. 

03 0k 01 56 C End of exercise. 

03 Ok 02 Ok CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

03 Ok 02 kl CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for your 

water report. 

03 Ok 02 k& C Roger, I had 17 pounds k ounces of water and still 

finishing up Meal 3A. 

03 0k 02 59 CC Say again that last. 

03 0k 03 01 C Roger, still eating up the last of Meal 3A before 

I have a new meal here shortly. 

03 Ok 03 08 CC Roger. 

03 0k 03 11 CC We have nothing else. Thank you, Gemini-5, Hawaii 

Surgeon out. 

03 0k 03 15 C Roger, thank you. 

CALIFORNIA 

03 0k 11 k9 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 
03 Ok 11 52 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

03 Ok 11 $k CC I want to give you a little information on your 

S-8/D-13 that might help you acquire the target. 
You ready? 

03 Ok 12 00 C Roger, go ahead. 

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03 Ok 12 02 CC Okay, the smokepot is still at the northwest comer 

of the area. It is about 1000 feet from the nearest 
cleared square. The smoke is blowing just about due 
north and it's about 5 or 10 degrees wide in the— 
as the smoke column goes out about like that. 
There's some scattered Cu. about 50 miles to 'the 
east and there is some very small Cu. about 10 
miles to the west. It's clear right over the 
target area. To the south-southeast there's a 
light cirrostrat, and it's well to the south- 
southeast, quite a ways out of the way. 

03 Ok 12 38 C Roger. 

03 Ok 13 2k CC Oemini-5, Houston again. Be advised that you're 

going to be passing just about 75 miles ground 
range south of the area where the targets are. 

03 Ok 13 36 C Roger. 

TEXAS 

03 04 15 07 P Houston, Gemini-5. We have the smoke in sight at 

this time. We're still quite a distance out. 

03 Ok 15 12 CC Okay. Now the smoke is supposedly blowing due 

north from the northwest corner of the site. 

03 01+ 15 20 P Roger. We'll do our best. 

03 Oil 15 22 CC Okay. 
03 Ok 15 52 C Have targets in sight. 

03 Ok 15 5^ CC Roger. 

03 Ok 18 08 P Okay, we saw the targets and we think we might 

have marked about two of them and that's about it. 

03 Ok 18 16 CC Okay, can you tell me what they were? 

03 Ok 18 19 P Well, let me think about which direction they are 

first. 

03 Ok 18 2k CC Okay. 

03 OU 18 32 CC It wasn't the big E, huh? 

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03 Ok 18 35 P No. 

03 Ok 19 20 P I think the third one in the second row was a 2. 

We think that the second row, second one was a 2 
and the third one was a 2 and that's about it. We 
were all past it before we really picked it up 
good. 

03 0l* 19 36 CC Okay, so you think the second one and the third one 

in the second row was— do you think they were both 
2's? 

03 Ok 19 kO P That's right. 
03 Ok 19 k2 CC Okay, very good. 

03 Ok 19 U5 CC Now I have some other information for you here when 

you are ready to go. 

03 Ok 19 1+9 P Go ahead. 

03 Ok 19 50 CC We would like to have you start your purge now, and 

purge both sections. When you complete your purge, 
we would like to have you then power down. 

03 Ok 20 0l+ P Okay, I think we'll dress tonight. 

03 Ok 20 07 CC Roger. 

03 OU 20 08 P Here's a piece of information for you. We're pretty 

sure that our Primary Scanner is off. It works all 
right except it makes us aline the platform with 
the nose at 15 degrees down. 

03 Ok 20 2k CC Okay, you think the spot, Primary Scanner is off 

about 15 degrees at pitch, is that right? 

03 Ok 20 29 P Yes. The Secondary Scanner works fine. 

03 Ok 20 32 CC Okay, listen, would you start the purge. We don't 

have any telemetry out at Antigua, and we would 
like to watch this purge. 

03 Ok 20 k3 P Hydrogen on purge down. 

03 Ok 20 kk CC Okay. 

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03 0U 20 57 P 

03 Ok 20 59 CC 

03 C4 21 13 CC 

03 Oh 21 16 C 

03 Ok 21 20 CC 



03 Ok 21 1+0 C 

03 Ok 21 kj CC 

03 Ok 21 51 C 

03 0l+ 22 Ok CC 

03 Oil 22 06 C 

03 0l+ 22 08 CC 

03 Oil 22 10 C 

03 OU 22 13 CC 

03 Oil 23 13 P 

03 Oil 23 16 CC 

03 cdi 23 19 P 

03 Oil 23 k2 CC 

03 Oil 23 51 C 



Hydrogen is complete on No. 1. 
Okay. 

No. 2 hydrogen is complete. Starting No. 1 oxygen. 
Roger . 

While you are doing the purge here, I would like to 
ask Gordo a couple of questions about the needles 
during lift-off and the powered portion of the 
flight. The question is, which one of the tank 
needles went full-scale during powered flight, and 
what time did this occur? 

Roger, it was before staging and it was the EPS 
fuel needle, second stage IPS fuel needle. 

Roger, second stage IPS fuel needle, not the 
oxidizer . 

That's right. They went—it came right back after 
staging and then went off —up to the top and off 
position again shortly after. 

Shortly after staging? 

Affirmative. 

Okay, very good. 

I guess we already told you about the POGO? 
Roger . 

Hydrogen 1 oxygen purge complete. MARK. 
Roger. Thank you. 

Starting Section 2 purge at this time. 

Gemini-5, Houston again. When did you first notice 
that the Primary Scanner was giving you this 15 
degrees pitch down? 

We noticed it yesterday. It was being very erratic 
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at every sunset and sunrise it would go off giving 
... light and give several real erratic signals. 
Then it seemed to steady out a little "bit and do 
fairly well. We switched to the Secondary and it 
was doing "better yesterday. Seems like they are 
doing very well, and today we tried the Primary 
again several times just to compare it, and it 
definitely is very weak, and it's holding the 
attitude partly nose-down. 



03 6k 2k 29 CC Okay. 

03 0U 2k 31 C It has quite a wide tolerance in its Attitude Hold. 

03 0l+ 2k 36 CC Okay, how about in the Platform Aline; does it aline 

the platform properly? 

03 Ok 2k k3 C Well, fairly well. It still is alining a little 

bit off, and I think over the long haul it would 
get it alined all right. But the Secondary does 
real well. 

03 ok 2k 53 CC Okay. 

03 Ok 25 12 CC Gemini -5, would you go to CATCH UP and hit the 

Start Comp button on your computer, please? 

03 Ok 25 20 C Roger, in CATCH UP hitting Start Comp, now. 

03 Ok 25 23 P Section 2 purge complete. 

03 Ok 25 25 CC Roger, Section 2 purge is complete. 

03 Ok 25 30 P Holler when you want us to power down. 

03 Ok 25 3U CC Okay, we're checking a few things on the computer. 

We lose voice contact before we get this done. We 
want you to power down and start your rest cycle. 
We are going to start the rest cycle about a half 
hour late today so we want you to regulate your 
sleeping by shifting everything a half hour back- 
wards . We would also like to have you put your 
Cryogenic Gaging Switch to the OFF position now. 

03 Ok 26 02 P Okay, the computer's in CATCH UP. You hit Start 

Comp, and the fore and aft IVT's are just cycling 
through from 0 to 999- 



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03 04 26 12 CC 
03 Ok 26 19 p 

03 Ok 26 31 CC 

03 Ok 26 31+ P 

03 Ok 26 39 CC 

03 01+ 26 42 P 

03 Ok 26 kk CC 

03 Ok 26 k9 P 

03 Ok 26 56 CC 

03 04 27 22 C 

03 04 27 32 CC 

03 Ok 27 36 C 

03 oh 27 44 cc 

03 o4 27 49 cc 



03 04 38 42 CC 
03 04 38 47 C 
03 04 38 50 CC 



Okay. We'll look into that for you. 

We had this problem at the start of the REP and I 
thought it was beat, and I got it to stop the first 
day but it sort of slipped ay mind. Now that we're 
doing this ... I remember. 

Okay, I understand it is still going back and forth. 

Yes, it's going from 0 to 99 ... 

Okay, it's coming up all the time, is that correct? 

Up all the time. 

Okay. 

Now it ' s stopped at 794 and . . . 
Okay. 

Roger, we are 794 aft, 215 left and we're getting 
up - down reading 700, 721. 

The up - down is 721 and the other was 215. 

Well, they're changing. They're ... left ... 722 
down right now. 

Okay, we're just about to get LOS. 

Gemini-5, we would like to have you leave the 
computer on for a little while and power down your 
IMJ when you get through. 

TANANARIVE 

Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Over. 
Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Could you tell 
us what state your computer is in presently, that 
is, whether it is on or off and what mode it's in 0 
And we would also like to advise you that we would 
like to have you leave it in whatever condition 
it's in right now. 



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03 ok 


39 


07 


P 


Roger, we went to FREIAUNCH and as soon as the 
oXarx ooinp green _i_igixt» came on we snuu one unmg 
off. 


03 oh 


39 


15 


CC 


Okay, your computer is OFF and it was in the 
PRE LAUNCH Made when vou shut it off- Could vou 
tell me if the IVI's ever stopped counting? 


03 04 


39 


25 


rt 
O 


wegaTiXve . 






2Q 


CC 


You said negative, is that correct? 


03 04 


39 


31 


c 


Affirmative, they did stop counting. 


fT3 Oil 


J7 


^4 


en 


Okav. thev did stou countine. What did thev 
finally stop on? 


03 04 


39 


38 


C 


791 aft, lUl left and 710 down. 


03 ok 


39 


45 


CC 


Okay, that's 791 aft, 141 left and 710 down. 


03 oU 


39 


53 


c 


That's right. 


03 04 


39 


55 


cc 


Okay. 


03 oh 


*9 


32 


cc 


Gemini-5, Houston here. We've got another minute 
or two. We don't have any other information for 
you. We'll just stand by. 


03 04 


49 


38 


c 


Okay. 

HOUSTON 


03 04 


57 


21 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 


03 Oh 


57 


26 


c 


. . . Houston, Gemini-5 . 


03 04 


57 


29 


cc 


Roger, Gemini-5, this is Houston, Be advised tha 
we tracked another object with you on your pass 



across the States. Range was 2 to 10,000 yards 
from the spacecraft. You might look around and 
see if you can see anything. Unfortunately, I 
can't tell you which direction to look. 



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03 01+ 57 53 C 
03 Ok 57 57 CC 
03 Ok 58 00 C 
03 Ok 58 02 CC 

03 Ok 58 13 C 
03 Ok 58 21 cc 

03 Ok 58 27 c 

03 OU 58 31 CC 

03 Ok 58 38 C 

03 05 19 li+ CC 

03 05 19 23 c 

03 05 36 03 cc 

03 05 36 11 c 

03 05 36 ll+ CC 

03 05 1+5 06 cc 



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What time is this? 

Did you say what size or what time? 

Time. 

Well, it seems to be going right along with you. 
So we're tracking it right with you. 

Roger . 

We're going to lose you here shortly but if you 
see anything, why don't you let us know at the 
next station? 

Okay. 

The radar return was approximately the same as 
yours as far as magnitude. 

Roger. 



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Gemini -5, Gemini -5, CSQ has you GO on the ground. 
There is nothing for you this pass. Standing by. 

Roger, Gemini-5. Thank you, CSQ. 

HAWAII 

Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. All your systems look 
good. We've nothing for you this pass. We're 
standing by. 

Roger. Thanks, Hawaii. We're GO up here. 
Roger. 



PT. ARGUELLO 



Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 



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03 05 1+5 10 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini -5. 

03 05 1+5 13 CC Roger, I have a couple of questions, and as a 

matter of fact I have a lot of questions and a 
Flight Plan update. Are you ready? 

03 05 1+5 21 CC First, the questions. Did you see any accelerometer 

malfunction lights on your IMU on your last Radar 
Test over the Cape? 

03 05 1+5 32 C No. 

03 05 1+5 33 CC No mal lights, okay. I've got a Flight Plan update 

for you. Are you ready to copy? It's quite long. 

03 05 1+5 hi C Yes, go ahead. 

03 05 1+5 1+3 CC Okay. S-7 time is 03:21:20:08, Sequence No. 03, 

Remarks, pitch down 90 degrees. Apollo Landmark 
time 03:21:38:02, Sequence No. 213, Remarks, pitch 
down 30 degrees, yaw right 6 degrees. D-1+/D-7. 
time 03:22:1+8:17, Sequence Nos. 1+25 Alpha and 1+16, 
Remarks, pitch down 30 degrees, yaw right 30 
degrees, volcanos. HF Test time 03:22:55:00, 
Sequence Ho. is 01, End Time is 0l+: 00:25: 00. 
S-8/D-13 time 03:02:30:00, Sequence Nos. 01 and 02, 
Under Remarks, Pilot. S-7 time 0^:03:20:25, 
Sequence No. is 01, Remarks, pitch down 90 degrees. 

03 05 1+8 13 C Okay. 

03 05 1+8 15 CC S-8/D-13 time 04:03:30:00, Sequence Nos. 01 and 

02, Remarks, Command Pilot. HF Test time 
0l+:0l+:00:00, Sequence No. is 02, Remarks, End Time 
is Ol+:05:30:00; and that's the end of the Flight 
Plan update. Are there any questions? 

03 05 1+9 22 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Did you get the Flight Plan? 

TEXAS 

03 05 1+9 37 C Stand by, Gemini-5. 

03 05 1+9 1+2 CC Gemlni-5, this is Houston here. 

03 05 1+9 1+1+ C Roger, you just started on the HF Test. You faded. 



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03 05 h9 59 CC Okay, I'll repeat the HF Test. The time is 

0lf:0U:00:O2. I say again, that was a mistake. 
The time is OU:OU:00:00. The Sequence No. is 02, 
Remark, End Time is 0^:05:30:00. Gemini-5, that's 
the completion of your Flight Plan update. Are 
there any questions? 

03 05 50 27 C I didn't get the remarks out of that last HF Test. 

03 05 50 31 CC Roger, under Remarks, the End Time for the test is 

OU: 05: 30:00. 

03 05 50 i+3 C Okay, I got that. 

03 05 50 H6 CC Okay, fine. We got some questions on the S-8/D-13, 

Gordo. 

03 05 50 53 C Okay. 

03 05 50 55 CC These come from the experimenter, and they say that 

they had the smoke generator and the chevron both 
situated at the northwest corner, and their question 
is, was there any problem in locating the pattern 
at the end of the smoke columns; and, if so, do you 
have any suggestions for improving the positions of 
the smoke columns? 

03 05 51 28 C ... however, we Just had trouble locating the 

patterns as we got in close. Then they weren't 
any giveaway because we were coming in from such a 
different angle than we had seen it before. 

03 05 51 kl CC Okay, but you think the smoke column was placed in 

a reasonably good position though. Is that correct? 

03 05 51 *+7 C Yes sir, the smoke really points it out maybe a 

hundred miles, a slant range of 200 to 250 miles 
easily. 

03 05 52 02 CC Okay, fine . They have another question here . Do 

you see marks in every square or in just the two 
that you read off to me? 

03 05 52 13 C I can see marks in several of the squares. I 

didn't see them in every square, but I just didn't 
have the time. We were coming at such an angle 
that just the one was about all that really 

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registered. And it appeared that just about all 
that registered with Pete was one particular square 
that he saw clearly. I say, we didn't get it 
located until we were already past it. 

03 05 52 39 CC Roger. I have a comment here that says that the 

four largest targets were in the northern row. I 
guess they Just want to point that out to you 
again, that they keep the largest targets in the 
northern-most line. 

03 05 52 5U C Yes, well the one that I thought I could see the 

clearest that registered on me was the first 
target in the second row, which is the nearest to 
us when we went over. We didn't get real close to 
the targets like we did the first pass where I saw 
them earlier. 

03 05 53 12 CC Okay, very good. So you say the one that you saw 

best was the first one in the second row? 

03 05 53 17 C Right ... I think, again, this is one of the 

problems like we have discovered in flying up here 
over them. It's the light angle on the target 
itself. 

03 05 53 30 CC Okay, now was the light angle better on the second 

pass today or the first pass, as far as you were 
concerned? 

03 05 53 37 C I think it was better this second pass. 

03 05 53 U3 CC Okay. According to our calculations, the sun was 

pretty much over it for the second pass but you had 
to look into the sun for your first pass. We 
assume that the light was better on the second one. 

03 05 53 52 C And then we both saw it on our second. 

03 05 53 56 CC Okay. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
03 06 53 05 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, CSQ. 
03 06 53 09 C Gemini-5, CSQ.. 



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03 06 53 11 CC 

03 06 53 16 C 

03 06 53 18 CC 

03 06 53 20 C 

03 06 53 23 CC 



03 06 53 3^ C 

03 06 53 37 CC 

03 06 53 ^0 C 

03 06 56 1+0 CC 

03 06 56 1+3 c 

03 06 56 1+5 CC 

03 06 56 1+7 c 

03 06 56 52 C 

03 06 56 55 CC 

03 06 56 58 c 

03 06 56 59 CC 

03 06 57 02 C 

03 07 11 09 CC 

03 07 11 19 C 



Roger, we'd like to know what setting you have on 
your Suit Coolant Control. 

Roger. It's all the way closed. 

Understand full closed. 

Roger . 

Okay. We have you GO on the ground, and if you 
have an experiment status report ready this 
revolution, we'll copy it; if not, we'd like it 
next revolution. Over. 

Okay, we'll catch you next revolution. 

Very good. We have nothing on the problem. 
Standing by. 

Okay, fine. Thank you. 

Gemini-5, CSQ, 

Go ahead, CSQ. 

Roger. We had a visual on you this pass. 
Very good. 

Brighter than the sunlight? 
Say again. 

Does it look brighter than the sunlight? 
Affirmative . 
Very good. 

HAWAII 

Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. All systems are Green. 
We're copying your dump. We have an onboard map 
update for you. 

Roger. Go ahead. 



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03 07 11 21 CC Roger. The title is Map 22:15:02, longitude 71 

East, Rev 51; the star is the same time under 
Remarks, 01:10:12. 

03 07 11 ^9 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

03 07 11 52 CC Roger. 

03 07 12 11 C Hawaii, Gemini-5- Could you give us the GMT time 

hack please? 

03 07 12 16 CC Roger. I'll give you a hack at 21:lU:00. 

03 07 12 22 C Roger. 

03 07 ik 55 CC Stand by. 3, 2, 1, 

03 07 15 00 CC MARK. 

03 07 15 02 C Roger. Thank you. 

03 07 20 05 C Okay, the time is 21:20:08 seconds, and I'm 

snapping S-7 at l/8. Alining it. We're 90 degrees 
pitch down, at l/U, 

03 07 20 2k P Very good. 

03 07 20 25 C ... We are finished with that sequence . 

03 07 23 09 P Okay, time is 21:2^:00 . . . work with— our Primary 

Scanners are just not working. So we'll go to our 
Secondary Scanners. 

03 07 23 2k P Okay? 

03 07 23 25 C Yes. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

03 07 3k 08 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. Disregard the update. 

03 07 3^ 32 C RKV, this is Gemini-5. Go ahead with the update. 

03 07 3k 35 CC I've been informed to delete the update. 

03 07 3^ 38 C Okay. 

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03 07 3^ hO CC We'll be standing by in case you need us. 

03 07 3 1 * hk C Roger, thank you. 

03 07 3h k7 CC Everything looks real good here on the ground. 

03 07 3h 50 P Roger. Everything is very good here. 

03 07 36 56 C 

03 07 37 03 P Okay, you ever take any other pictures of them 

for the log today? 

03 07 37 17 C No. 

03 07 37 22 C Remark on the Apollo Landmark Sequence No. 213. 

03 07 37 29 CC Roger. I copied. 

03 07 37 33 C Roger . . . transmit update . 

03 07 37 3h C Roger, I was putting it on the tape. I transmitted 

by mistake. 

03 07 37 hi C Yes, the lake is south ... is there- 

03 07 37 h8 P 

03 07 37 53 C ... island out in the middle. 

03 07 37 55 P Yes, the island is not quite— 

03 07 37 58 C Oh, it seems to me like it's too far into the left 

over there. 

03 07 38 07 P That's it, though. 

03 07 38 10 C The lake is quite distinguishable. 

03 07 38 12 P The island's changed completely. 

03 07 38 15 C The island seems to be different. It doesn't have 

the little hook on the end that they wanted the 
picture of. 

03 07 38 27 C Any of them ... I believe they're ... 



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03 07 38 29 P ... grab it. 

03 07 38 36 C It's late in the evening and — 

03 07 38 51 P Yes, that thing's changed considerably. The size, 

look there. 

03 07 38 58 P As a matter of fact, there's an island that's not 

there any more. 

03 07 39 03 C ... and I'm taking a picture at 1/250 at 9*5 and 

1/250 at 8. 

03 07 39 19 C That's all we have for right now. 

03 07 39 27 C That lake sure looks kind of different in — 

03 07 39 29 P Yes. That map may not "be too accurate. How about 

that other lake? 

03 07 39 U3 C No, that's it all right. Yes, that was Lake De 

Poopo and that was the Isla de ... 

03 07 h0 00 C Okay. 

03 07 hO 03 P Want tape off? 

03 07 1*0 Oh C Yes. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
03 08 26 23 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
03 08 26 28 P CSQ CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

03 08 26 30 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. We'd like you to place your T/M 

switch to the REAL TIME & ACQ-AID position. 

03 08 26 37 P Place your T/M to REAL TIME ACQ. 

03 08 26 h9 P What's the matter? Couldn't you get it to turn on 

03 08 26 51 CC We're having a little trouble with our command 

system, I'd say. 

03 08 26 55 P Roger. 

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03 08 27 01 CC Gemini-5, we have you GO on the ground. We'd like 

to get experiment status and also your D-4/D-7 tape 
time used. Over. 

03 08 27 11 P Okay. The experiments that were given to us today 

we completed everything but the Platform Number 2 ' 
Venus photograph. 

03 08 27 2k CC Roger, copy. 

03 08 27 29 P Okay. Now I'll give you the V-k time in just a 

second. 

03 08 27 h5 P The B-k tape remaining, 20 minutes and 8 seconds. 
03 08 27 53 CC Copy, remaining tape, 20 minutes 8 seconds? 
03 08 27 58 P Affirmative. 
03 08 31 53 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
03 08 31 55 P Go ahead. 

03 08 31 56 CC As you were. About one minute till LOS. You can 

place your T/M switch back to COMMAND and we'll be 
standing by. 

03 08 32 03 P T/M to COMMAND. 

03 08 37 1*3 P The time is 03 day 22 hours 38 minutes. A 

Hasselblad picture of a cyclonic cloud formation 
off Japan. Exposure No. 12. 

03 08 38 Ik P Exposure 12, Mag. k. 

03 08 38 33 P Listen. 

03 08 39 21 P Last time we went by Hawaii earlier it was com- 

pletely clobbered in. I think we're going to get 
it this experiment. 

HAWAII 

03 08 45 k9 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. All your systems are 

Green. We're copying your dump. We're standinc 
by. 



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It's Green tip here and we're 

03 08 U6 07 CC Roger. 

03 08 1.6 30 P Keeping busy down there, Bill? 

03 08 ^6 35 CC Not too men. 

03 08 h6 ho P Us either. 

03 08 U6 57 CC is Gordo sleeping? 

x v,o -r-tffht now is tracking, because 

03 08 U6 58 P ^lue ^t^TtSe wtadov. 

03 08 1*6 59 CC Soger. 

03 08 1,7 12 P He vlU be after this pass. 

03 08 i»7 15 CC Okay. 

03 08 W 21 P — *» " °* *" ~" " ' 

UJ volcano. 

03 08 hi 26 P Cka y - 

03 08 hi 27 C Very good. 

, on p Okay You can mark your D-U tape commencing right 

03 08 hi 29 P Okay. *° tracldng t^ai. 



03 08 hi 36 CC Roger. 
03 08 hi 50 P 



03 08 U8 29 P 



4.. *M„ track started was 03 days 22 hours 
Md the tune this track srar running. 
U8 minutes 1+5 seconds. lomm camera i 

Hawaii. 

03 08 ^^ CC You sound like a tourist. 

Boy, it's really a nice day down there, isn t it. 
I wouldn't know. I never get a chance to get out. 



03 08 hQ h3 P 
03 08 US h6 CC 



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03 08 Mi* P Me neither. 

03 08 k8 53 CC Touche. 

03 08 1*9 00 c i s it atout time? 

03 08 1,9 02 P We need 2 minutes. 

03 08 1*9 26 P 0kay> 

03 08 1*Q p m 

" V» 7, and the equipment's powered down 
03 08 49 36 cc Roger . 

03 08 49 38 P And the event's powered down. 
03 08 1*9 1*0 CC Roger. 

03 08 1*9 57 P Yes, I clon't know why I was sittw h 

head on *y rear, I JLZ^*^ 1 ^* W 
Won't get a pass that good again "' 

03 08 50 11* P 0kay> 

Okay, we intend to start our HF Test at 22:55:00. 
And that was a tropical storm, Gordo. 

03 08 51 12 P 13 or 11*, Hawaii. 

03 08 5121 P yes< Yes _ 

03 03 5131 P 0k ay. Okay... 

Ioliv Vo u w'trr what pict - es 

±±< uo you have them logged anywhere? 
03 08 52 02 P 0ff Japan? 

^sas,?-* 9. oh, 

Have you logged ... Eemrks , Yes> 1Q Ma u _ 

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03 08 50 26 p 
03 08 50 38 p 
03 08 50 50 p 



03 03 51 1*3 P 



03 08 52 07 P 
03 08 52 21* p 



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03 08 52 33 P Yes, I did. 

03 08 55 l6 P The recorder is on ... we have started the HF Test 

at 22:55:00 and I'm ready to start on the hour the 
first recording. 

03 08 59 16 P This is GT-5; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, If, 3, 2, 1. This is 

GT-5. 23:00:00. 

03 09 Ok 12 P This is GT-5 transmitting HFj 1, 2, 3, k, 5, ^» 3, 

2, 1. 

03 09 Ok 2k P This is GT-5 transmitting HF at a GMT of 23:05:30. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



03 09 05 39 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 


03 09 05 k2 


c 


RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 


03 09 05 k5 


cc 


Roger. We'd like to have a fuel cell purge this 
pass. I'd like a few readouts before you begin. 
Light the Fuel Cell 0 2 Quantity Switch. 


03 09 05 59 


C 


Roger. 


03 09 06 08 


C 


We get a reading of 90$ ... be advised. 


03 09 06 15 


CC 


Roger. Go to the % position now. 


03 09 06 21 


c 


Roger. H 2 is 75.5 and about 7 feet ... psi. 


03 09 06 32 


cc 


Roger. I'd like the stack current readout please 


03 09 06 36 


p 


Roger. The stack current 1A, 5.0; IS is k.l; 1C 
is 5-1; 2A is 3.5; 2B is 2.5; 2C is k.6. 


03 09 06 53 


cc 


Roger. You may start your purge at this time. 


03 09 06 56 


p 


Okay. Turning the Quantity Read Switch OFF. 


03 09 06 59 


cc 


Roger. 


03 09 07 Olf 


p 


... quantity Hg purge. MARK. 


03 09 07 22 


cc 


This is No. 2 mark? 


03 09 07 36 


p 


No. 2 is finished. Commencing Code 2 purge on 



No. 1. 



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03 09 13 28 cc 

03 09 13 35 P 

03 09 Ik Ik CC 

03 09 lk 21 P 

03 09 lk 27 CC 

03 09 ih 29 P 

03 09 lk 30 CC 

03 09 15 2k P 

03 09 19 Ok P 

03 09 25 H P 

03 09 29 lk P 

03 09 3*+ 19 P 

03 09 39 16 P 

03 09 kk 28 P 

03 09 ^9 23 P 

03 09 ^9 50 P 

03 09 5k 30 P 



1U5 left. D-6, 00:UU:10, Mode 01, pitch 23 up, yaw 
11*5 left, shutter speed 125. Do you copy? 



I couldn't copy. Say a gain, Gemini-5. 

Roger. We don't have very good communications . 
D-6, 00:UU:10, Made oi. 

Roger . 
What else? 

Pitch 23 up, yaw 1U5 left, shutter speed 125. Do 
you copy, Gemini-5? 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k 9 5, k, 
3 2, 1. This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 
23:17:00. 

Gemlni-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k t 5, k, 3, 2, 
1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 23:20:15. 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 
k s 3, 2, 1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 23:25:00. 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 
h 3. 2. 1. The time is 23:30:00. 

9 9 9 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 
k, 3, 2, 1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 23:35:00. 

mis is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 
k, 3, 2, 1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 23:W:00. 

This is GT-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5» ^» 
3, 2, 1. This is GT-5 transmitting HF at 23:1*5:00. 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 
k 3, 2, 1. This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 
23:50:00. 

Anybody read Gemini-5? No. 

This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 
k y 3, 2, 1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF 23:55:00. 

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03 09 5h 59 P 

03 09 55 02 c 

03 09 55 ok p 

03 09 55 21 c 

03 09 55 30 p 

03 09 55 ^7 C 

03 09 56 ok p 



03 09 56 30 p 
03 09 56 38 c 
03 09 56 ko p 

03 09 56 k2 c 

03 09 56 1+5 P 

03 09 56 k6 c 

03 09 56 50 p 

03 09 57 04 c 

03 09 57 26 p 

03 10 00 16 c 

03 10 00 23 P 

03 10 00 26 c 



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I hear music. 
Do you really? 
Chinese music. 
Yes. 



^ontoo 0 !* rlght *»-- V. coning 
Kano. 

Hey I'll tell you what we'll do. You know that 

we ll take the page out of the Flight Plan 
where we passed the Russians ... we'll write him 
a letter on that. We'll tell him that wl"e ^ 

fin >^ in the 6nVelope since tw? 
l-dollar bills to certify the record. 

How's that? 

Well, it's not a very good envelope. 

Well I know, but we didn't bring one, did we? 

Wo. 

I didn't bring one. 

We can probably get one on the ship. 

Well, we can seal the letter in this envelope 
and put that in another envelope and »SStt to" 

Yes. 



L^V^ he "J* 6 * feel as stron 8 about trying 
to set records as Mr. Webb does. 

I doubt it. 



Well, I kind of doubt it too. 

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03 10 00 28 P You should put the letter in your hip pocket and 

we'll find out which way he goes. 

03 10 00 30 C (Laughing) 

03 10 00 kO C I think maybe it might be the same to mail him the 

regular letter. 

03 10 01 02 P Oh, that's what keep ... dam ... freeze to death 

(whistle) wow! 

03 10 01 16 P Yes, that smells pretty good ... 

03 10 01 28 P This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF at ... 01:1+5. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
03 10 05 33 P CSQ, Gemini-5 on UHF. 

03 10 05 37 CC Roger. CSQ CAP COM did not monitor any HF calls. 

We did not receive any HF calls. 

03 10 05 48 P This is Geminl-5. Say again, CSQ. 

03 10 05 51 CC Roger. CSQ CAP COM did not receive you on HF. 

03 10 05 56 P Did you not get my HF, CSQ? 

03 10 06 01 CC Stand "by one. 

03 10 06 36 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 

03 10 06 38 P Go ahead, CSQ. 

03 10 06 39 CC Negative reception on your HF-DF. 

03 10 06 1+2 P But you were getting it before transmission? 

03 10 06 1+7 CC Say again. 

03 10 06 1+9 P But you were getting it before we tried to 

transmit? 

03 10 06 53 CC We were receiving DF from you some time back, well 

before acquisition. 

03 10 07 11 CC Gemini-5, advise place your T/M switch at COMMAND 

position. 

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03 10 12 Ik P This is Gemlni-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, 

k f 3, 2, 1. Gemini-5 transmitting HF at 00:13:00. 

03 10 13 35 P Gosh! I don't know if I should use this filter 

here or not . ... 

03 10 13 hO C What film are you using? 

03 10 13 k2 P ... The stars ... filter, terrestrial filter, uses 

like a star . . . 

03 10 13 52 C Yes, ... 

03 10 Ik 35 C Which reminds me, we've got to hold that dam white 

patch in front of the window to get one picture 
with that cloud top spectrometer of mine. 

03 10 17 26 P This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, 1+, 5, 5, 

k, 3, 2, 1. Transmitting Gemini-5 and transmitting 
HF at 00:17:30. 

HAWAII 

03 10 18 50 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We've completed your 

oral temp. We're standing by for blood pressure. 
Hawaii has telemetry solid. 

03 10 19 03 P Roger. Blood pressure is coming down. 

03 10 19 07 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

03 10 19 39 CC Gemini-5, we had some PCM dropout there. Could we 

have one more blood pressure? 

03 10 19 kk P Roger. 

03 10 19 50 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

03 10 20 18 CC Okay. We have a valid blood pressure. Give me a 

mark when you begin your exercise. 

03 10 20 25 P Roger. MARK. 

03 10 21 05 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

03 10 21 ko CC We have good blood pressure, standing by for your 

water report. 

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03 10 21 kh P Roger. Water 18 pounds 5 ounces. 

03 10 21 U8 CC Say again. 

03 10 21 50 P 18 pounds 5 ounces. 

03 10 21 53 CC Roger. The people "back in Houston would like a 

little information on your sleep and on Gordo's 
sleep. Did he go to sleep right after our last 
Hawaii pass? 

03 10 22 03 P He's sort of been catnapping. He had about an 

hour's long sleep period, very deep, on this last 
orbit . 

03 10 22 13 CC Is he asleep right now? 
03 10 22 15 P Yes. 

03 10 22 16 CC All right, and how long was your nap? 

03 10 22 20 P I slept about an hour and a half. 

03 10 22 22 CC About 1-1/2 hours. Pretty good sleep? 

03 10 22 25 P Yes, I don't remember anything. 

03 10 22 28 CC Okay. Real fine. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

03 10 22 32 P Okay, Hawaii Surgeon. Let me give you a status 

on these meals. We finally got them straightened 
out. I just ate Meal 3B at 22:00:00. 

03 10 22 kk CC That's 3B at 22:00:00. 

03 10 22 kj P Yes. And now we've used up all the 3-day meals; 

we've used up all the 2-day meals; and we ate the 
two packages that were in the foot well; and we 
have all of the first day's meals, plus all the 
food in the left stowage box to go. 

03 10 23 12 CC Okay. I copy that. You used up all the 3-day 

meals, all of 2-day meals, two packages in the 
foot well, and you still have to go all the first 
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03 10 23 29 P That's right. Now the reason we got fouled up was 

because of the two food packages in the foot well, 
which apparently nobody had taken account of. 

03 10 23 39 CC Okay. Real fine. Everything else all right? 

03 10 23 k2 P just fine. 

03 10 23 45 CC Real good. Thank you. Hawaii Surgeon out. 
03 10 2k 00 P Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini -5 still up here. 
03 10 2k 03 CC You're looking good. 

03 10 2k 33 P Hawaii, Gemini-5. Have you copied any of our HF 

transmissions? 

03 10 2k 36 CC That's affirmative. We copied you going away last 

time for about 15 minutes. 

03 10 2k Ul P Okay, you copying us now? 

03 10 2k k3 CC Stand by one. 

03 10 2k k6 CC We've got an awful lot of interference on HF. We've 

had it for the last 10 minutes. 

03 10 2k 53 P You mean my HF-DF or do you mean some other inter- 
ference? 

03 10 2k 56 CC It's an outside interference. 

03 10 2k 58 P Okay. 

03 10 25 0k CC Grand Turk read you last HF check. 

03 10 25 07 P Say again. 

03 10 25 09 CC I say, Grand Turk read you last HF check. 

03 10 25 13 p is anybody reading our voice transmissions? 

03 10 25 22 CC I believe Grand Turk read your voice. 

03 10 25 2k p Okay. I'm not sure that I'm putting out on voice 

and on the side tone. But check in on that and 
have somebody ... voice or not. No sense in talking 
if we're not. 

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03 10 25 35 CC Roger. We've had LOS. It's hard to read you, 

Pete. 

03 10 25 51 C We garbled everything, UHF wise and everything else, 

with that darn DF. That thing was outlawed several 
years ago . Somebody keeps . . . 

03 10 26 01 P This is Gemini-5 transmitting HF; 1, 2, 3, *+, 5, 5, 

1+, 3, 2, 1 at 00:27:00. Gemini-5 transmitting HF. 

03 10 28 1+0 P We completed the HF cheek at 00:27:00. 

03 10 33 1+6 P 1+th day, 00:35:00, standing by for the T>-k/l)-6/V-2, 

Mode 1^5. I can't emphasize how much we need just 
a ... for this sort of stuff because, assuming very 
accurately, 23 degrees pitch up, ll+5 degrees yaw 
left, pitch angle of 1+9 degrees; no, 39 degrees to 
the right. 

03 10 1+3 18 P Okay, the time is 00:1+3:20; standing by for the 

D_2/D-V D- 6. See anv stars up there, Gordo? 

03 10 1^3 33 P I see. Is that him going by there? 

03 10 1*3 1+2 P Look up. Is that a particle drifting? 

03 10 1+3 J+5 C How far up? 

03 10 1+3 1+7 P Well, it's up pretty far. I think it's a particle. 

Yes, it's a particle. 

03 10 1+3 57 P Okay. What's our yaw angle? We've yawed off. 

03 10 1+1+ 0l+ P Man, we ought to see a pitch -up further. 

03 10 1+1+ 18 C Oh come on, we ... and never get out of it. 

03 10 1+1+ 1+0 P Coming up on 1+1+ : 10. Roll right; roll more right; 

you're pitching up too high. Roll right and stop 
the pitching. Is that him right there? No. That's 
Venus I guess. You need a darn platform. 

03 10 1+5 0l+ C Yes, you sure do; you're lost right here without 

one. 

03 10 1+5 09 P This dam reticle. 

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03 10 1+6 Ok C Well, fiddle -de -do. 

03 10 1+6 06 P What time is it? 

03 10 1+6 13 C 1+6. 
03 10 1+6 21 p No joy. 

03 10 1+6 28 C ... rolled on up there, just couldn't get straight- 

ened out . . . hold the roll because I was tracking 
vertically then. 

03 10 1+6 33 p Yes, well it didn't make any difference. I don't 

think he was illuminated there. 

03 10 1+6 l+o C No. 

03 10 1+6 1+1 P Or something, because it Just didn't work. 

03 10 1+6 1+2 C Trouble is, he might not be illuminated to us . . . 

and he'd be illuminated on the other side from us. 

03 10 1+6 52 P Yes. 

03 10 1+6 5h P Well, what a good show. Better haul the gear down 

again and turn off the recorder. 

03 10 1+7 01 P I'll leave the recorder on for a second. You got 

to have a platform to do something like that. 
Comment for the tape recorder. The thing that gets 
so hot, I thought, was the light, and it makes the 
paint smell and burnt the light. It's the rheostat 
in the light. It really gets hot. 

03 11 37 18 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

03 11 37 20 C This is Gemini-5 standing by on 3. 

03 11 37 2l+ CC Roger, be advised Houston will contact you over 

Canton . 

03 11 37 30 C Roger. 

03 11 37 hi CC Gemini-5, CSQ has you GO on the ground and I have 

landing area block updates for you. Are you ready 
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03 11 37 50 P Just one minute. 

03 11 38 12 C Okay, we're ready to copy. 

03 11 38 15 CC Roger, and for all of the following, the bank angle 

will he roll left 51, roll right 6l. The weather 
is good in all areas. 

03 11 38 25 C Roger. 

03 11 38 27 CC 55 Bravo, 0^:32:2U, 12 plus 05, 19 plus 29. 

56 Delta, 05:25:21, 17 plus 39, 22 plus 22. 

57 Delta, 0^:02:01, 15 plus k9 t 21 plus Ok. 
58-2, 08:37:25, lh plus 25, 19 plus 27. 59-2, 
10:12:50, 13 plus 11, 18 plus 33- Did you copy? 

03 11 ho 3k C Roger. 

03 11 kO 5U CC Gemini-5, I like to reiterate the hank angle was 

roll left 51, roll right 69, Do you copy? 

03 11 ^1 Ok P Got it. 

CANTON 

03 11 54 U6 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston, over. 

03 11 5^ 51 P Hello, Houston, Gemini-5, go ahead. 

03 11 5 1 * 5*4- CC Roger, this is your friendly rendezvous advisor. 

I have a few questions for you. 

03 11 55 01 P Say again. 

03 11 55 03 CC Roger, I have a few questions for you. 
03 11 55 06 P Go ahead. 

03 11 55 08 CC During the hQ or kS Rev, did you notice an 

Accelerometer Malfunction Light? On the ground 
we were reading some accelerometer bias activity. 
Over. 

03 11 55 22 P I didn't hear the first part of your question. 

03 11 55 26 CC Roger, during the U8 and ^9 Rev passing the States 

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03 11 55 36 P No. We've got everything powered down in here. 

03 11 55 k0 CC Roger, this was several orMts ago. Over. 

03 11 55 P ... You're talking about after we powered down 

after leaving the States, aren't you? 

03 U 55 52 CC This was Just before you powered down, over. 

03 11 55 55 P Say again. 

03 11 55 57 CC Roger, this was just before you powered down. Over. 

03 11 56 03 P We didn't have any Accelerometer light on the plat- 
form at that time. No. 

03 11 56 08 CC Okay on your Radar Test, when you were in the 

RENDEZVOUS Mode, what was your reading in Address 
69? Over. 

03 11 56 19 P I read all kinds of screwy things from 10.8 miles 

to 1*0.4 miles but it never read the right mileage. 

03 11 56 29 CC Roger, understand. Did it continually change? 

Over. 

03 11 56 h2 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. When you switched to 

CATCH UP Mode, what were your readings? Over. 

03 11 56 52 P They read the same thing. They just didn't read 

correctly. 

03 11 56 57 CC Roger, understand. In the CATCH UP Mode, were you 

holding the Read Button down continuously? Over. 

03 11 57 05 P Yes, I tried both. I held it down continuously and 

then I punched it up several times individually. 

03 11 57 13 CC Roger, understand. Could you give us an evaluation 

of the 3-ounce drinking bag? Over. 

03 11 57 20 P Did we get what? 

03 11 57 22 CC Roger, could you evaluate for us the 3-ounce 

drinking bag? Over. 

03 11 57 29 P No, we're not using them. 

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03 U 57 31 CC Understand. How is the beard status coming? 
03 11 57 37 P Not too bad. 

03 11 57 hO CC Understand. The Surgeon advises that was an 

excellent food report. It helped to clear out a 
lot of things down here. Over. 

03 11 57 h8 P Yes, well we've "been trying to get it straightened 

out ourselves. We really didn't realize where we 
went wrong until we figured out the foot well food 
wasn't marked. 

03 11 57 58 CC Roger. How is your M-l Experiment coming now? 
03 11 58 02 P It's working away merrily. 

03 11 58 Oh CC Okay. How about the suit temperatures and cabin 

temperatures? 

03 11 58 09 P We have the suit loops shut down which gives us an 

inlet temperature of 5h and the cabin is fairly 
warm. If you wait a second, I'll give you a cabin 
count, 

03 11 58 19 CC Okay. 

03 11 58 26 P Cabin temp is 79- 

03 11 58 29 CC Roger, is your Cabin Temperature Gage in the space- 
craft functioning properly? 

03 11 58 36 P No, I'm using the wet-dry bulb thermometer. The 

Cabin Temp Gage is out. 

03 11 58 If 3 CC Roger, we had heard before that it was out. On 

your next pass over Canton, I'd like to be giving 
Gordo a briefing on the Terminal Phase Visibility 
Test that we'd like him to perform during the 
approaches to darkness on the 56 and 57 Revolution. 
Over. 

03 11 59 07 P Okay, understand. 

03 11 59 11 CC On your HF Test we've had reports of about eight 

sites that have been able to read you. Most of 
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03 11 59 22 P Roger, did they read both DF and voice? 

03 11 59 27 CC Roger, we have voice counts and the DF. Over. 

03 11 59 31 P Okay, on the D-2 1U5, no Joy. 

03 11 59 38 CC Understand, understand. 

03 11 59 ^2 P We need a platform for stuff like that. 

03 11 59 ^7 CC Roger, on your Stateside passes today we're trying 

to figure out where most of the fuel went. Whether 
it was in the California background measurement or 
in the Radar Test. Could you clarify that any on 
your Attitude Control Mode? 

03 12 00 26 CC Gemini-5, Houston, acknowledge. 

03 12 00 30 P Okay, can you relay, Canton? I can read you loud 

and clear. 

03 12 00 32 CC Roger, we can relay. 
03 12 00 36 P Okay, what did he say? 

03 12 00 37 CC He just said understand. 

03 12 00 39 P What did he say about the Stateside passes? 

03 12 00 i*2 CC He didn't. Do you want me to ask him a question 

for you? 

03 12 00 hi P Yes, I didn't get all the stuff about the Stateside 

passes. 

03 12 00 50 CC Roger. 

03 12 00 52 CC Houston, Gemini-5 reports he did not get everything 

with regard to the Stateside passes. 

03 12 00 57 CC Roger, we're concerned about the fuel usage, whether 

he thought it was in the California background or 
in the Radar Test. Over. 

03 12 01 06 CC Gemini-5, this was with regard to California back- 
ground and Radar Test. Over. Usage doing it. 



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03 12 01 17 CC Gemini-5, Canton. 

03 12 17 38 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

03 12 18 02 P RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5, go. 

03 12 18 05 CC Roger, I'd like to remind you, you have a medical 

data pass on the Command Pilot over CSQ on Rev 5h. 
1*11 give you a time. 03:11:00. 

03 12 18 29 P Roger. 

03 12 18 31 CC Roger, we would also like to have an CAMS source 

helium pressure and temperature from you. 

03 12 18 38 P Roger, wait one. 

03 12 18 53 P Roger, the helium source temperature is 52 degrees; 

the pressure is 1U00 psi. 

03 12 19 Oh CC Roger, copy. Also at this time we would like you 

to cycle through your Quantity Read Switch so we 
could get some ground readouts. 

03 12 19 11 P Roger . . . fuel . . . measure of the CA*E . 

03 12 19 20 CC All right, stand by. 

03 12 19 26 CC Roger, we'd also like to have an OAMS quantity 

readout, please. 

03 12 19 32 P Roger, OAMS quantity readout looks like 29$. 

03 12 19 kO CC Say again. 

03 12 19 hi P 29$. 

03 12 19 ^3 CC Roger, understand. 

03 12 19 U6 CC Will you cycle them to the Fuel Cell O2, please 

03 12 19 i+9 CC You got it there, don't you? Stand hy. 

03 12 19 38 CC Quantity Read Switch to Fuel Cell Hg. 

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03 12 20 kk CC Stand by. 

03 12 20 53 CC Quantity Read Switch OFF. 

03 12 21 00 CC Flight would also like to know where you used up 

the most fuel, if you have any idea, where you have 
the OAJC usage, whether it was in California hack- 
ground or the Radar Test Experiment. Do you have 
any idea? 

03 12 21 10 P We used it in that pass across the States. We 

were using RATE COMMAND to track and looking for 
targets of opportunity and when we picked up all 
of this . . . Houston. We used quite a bit on that 
pass across the States. 

03 12 1+2 3h CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM, over. 

03 12 1+2 39 P Go ahead, Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

03 12 1+2 2+2 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM here. You're 

coining in weak. We suspect the Tx from the RKV 
did not get in. Would you cycle your Tape Play 
Back to RESET. Over. 

03 12 1+2 57 P Roger. ... cycled to Tape Play Back RESET. 

03 12 1+3 02 CC Roger, that's affirmative. Did you notice the DCS 

lights leaving RKV? 

03 12 1+3 20 P Yes, we got a DCS light. 

03 12 1+3 22 CC Roger, understand you did get a DCS light. 

03 12 1+3 30 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. We are wondering about 

your Thruster niu m l nation Check. We heard that 
you had some comment that you didn't think this 
would be possible to perform. Is that correct? 
Over. 

03 12 1+3 l+i+ p ... Bay again, you were cut out there. 

03 12 1+3 55 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. We're unable to read 

you. We'll pick up your comments on that over CSQ. 

03 12 1+1+ 03 P Okay. 

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03 12 kk 08 CC You're loud and clear right now. Try it again. 
03 12 hh 15 P Repeat your transmission. 

03 12 kk 22 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. We'll pick up your 

comments on your Thruster Illumination Check over 
the CSQ. Over. 

03 12 hk 33 C Okay. 

03 12 kh 39 CC Your okay's are coming in loud and clear. 

03 13 01 15 C Note to the tape recorder on pressure suits. I 

have three pressure points that have been with me 
all along and always will be as long as I wear this 
suit. The inlet hose, the outlet hose and the 
coram cable on the front of it gouge, dig, and press. 
Also these so-called medical sensors that people 
have worn for several weeks without feeling have 
been itchy and irritating the whole flight. 

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03 13 11 26 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. We have you GO on the ground and 

we have a valid temperature. Standing by for blood 
pressure. 

03 13 11 33 C Roger. 

03 13 12 07 CC Gemini-5, this is CSQ Surgeon. We did not get a 

valid blood pressure. Could we do that once more? 

03 13 12 Ik C Roger, sending it again. 

03 13 12 20 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your blood pressure at full- 
scale. 

03 13 12 51 CC Gemini-5, this is CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid 

blood pressure. Give us a mark on your exercise. 

03 13 12 57 C Roger. Starting exercise now. 

03 13 13 31 C Beginning exercise now, sending blood pressure. 

03 13 13 k6 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon, blood pressure full-scale. 

03 13 lU 18 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon, we have a valid blood 

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pressure. Standing by for your water report. 

03 13 1*+ 33 C Okay. I have drunk 20 pounds and 8 ounces of water. 

03 13 1^ ^3 CC Understand. 20 pounds and 8 ounces of water. 

03 13 lb k6 C Roger. On the Visi-Tester scores, I had seven 

wrong, Conrad had three wrong . . . My number was 
9*S Conrad's number was 99. 

03 13 15 03 CC Roger. 

03 13 15 12 C CSQ, I guess you're current on the food report. 

03 13 15 16 CC Yes, Gemini -5, this is CSQ Surgeon. We're current 

and okay on food and sleep. Thank you. 

03 13 15 22 C That's all right. Thank you. 

03 13 15 27 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. I have a map update for 

you. Are you ready to copy? 

03 13 15 31 C Roger, go ahead. 

03 13 15 33 CC You list it the same one you got at the RKV on map 

02:^3:05. 2.5 degrees East longitude, ... 02:1+3:05, 
1 plus Oh plus 56. Do you copy? 

03 13 16 05 C Roger, yes, that's ... thank you. 

03 13 16 28 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, there's nothing further. Standing 

by. 

03 13 16 31 C Okay, everything's fine here. 

03 13 21 30 C Tape's coming on, edging down to do S-7 Sequence 

No. 1, 03:20:1+5 seconds. 

03 13 21 U8 C 90 degrees pitch down, camera is uns towed, ready 

to go ... 

03 13 21 58 C There's the cloud coming up. 

03 13 22 10 C Oh, come on, ... get down there. 

03 13 22 51 C Clouds are basically cumulus clouds with a great 

deal of cirrus among them. 

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03 13 23 03 C 

03 13 23 27 C Second frame at l/k t pitch angle is approximately 

90 degrees and about 10 degrees yaw in there. 

CANTON 

03 13 28 09 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 

03 13 28 21 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. How do you 

read? Over. 

03 13 28 35 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 
03 13 28 k6 C ... Houston. 

03 13 28 kS CC Gemini-5, this is Houston. I do not read you. I 

have a briefing for you. This is a Rendezvous 
Illumination Test. This experiment is to be in- 
serted into the 56th and 57th Rev. It will simulate 
the spacecraft pitch attitude history during the 
GT-6 rendezvous with proper sun elevation angles. 
The purpose is to determine constraint on star 
visibility during the rendezvous imposed by sunlight 
and earthlight on the spacecraft in the window in 
the region of sunset and sunrise. How do you read? 
Over. 

03 13 29 37 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston continuing. The test 

requires you to fly a time profile of pitch angles 
using the Attitude Indicator and record your 
observations of out -the -window visibility on voice 
tape with time marks. During the 56th Rev the test 
is done with heads down all the way. How do you 
read? Over . 

03 13 30 10 C I read about a fourth of what you said, Buz. 

03 13 30 21 CC Roger. I understand. How do you read me now, 

Gemini-5? 

03 13 30 2h C I'm clear right now. 

03 13 30 27 CC Okay. This is a pitch attitude history profile 

that we want you to fly that will simulate the 
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overall brightness, glare on the window, reflections 
from the sun and earth, and the horizon brightness. 
How do you read? 

03 13 31 51 C Roger, I got that. 

03 13 31 52 CC Roger. We'd like you to record this on voice tape 

with time mark. The crew procedures are as follows 
Are you ready to copy? 

03 13 32 10 C Just a minute, Buz. 

03 13 32 19 C Go ahead. 

03 13 32 21 CC Roger. At a GMT 05:1+5:00, set Event Timer to zero 

and stand by. Turn on Platform, warm up for 30 
minutes, then aline for 10 minutes. At GMT 06:22:00 
start Event Timer counting up. At event time of 
5 minutes, Platform in ORBIT RATE, Attitude Control 
PULSE, roll zero, yaw zero, pitch to 15 degrees 
and begin observations. How do you read? 

03 13 32 28 C Negative, I'm not reading you. 

03 13 32 3k CC Roger. GMT 05:^5:00, Event Timer to zero and stand 

by. Over. 

03 13 32 36 C Got that. 

03 13 32 38 CC Roger. Turn on the Platform, warm up for 30 

minutes, and aline for 10 minutes. Over. 

03 13 32 US C Roger, got that. 

03 13 32 hS CC GMT 06:22:00, start Event Timer counting up. Over. 
03 13 32 56 C Got that. 

03 13 32 59 CC Roger. Event Timer 5 minutes, Platform ORB RATE 

Attitude Control PULSE, pitch to 15 degrees, and* 
begin observations. Over. 

03 13 33 13 C Platform ORB RATE and Attitude Control PULSE. 

03 13 33 22 CC Roger, that's affirmative. The following are check 

points for a smooth pitch change: 10 minutes, 
pitch 17.5 degrees; 15 minutes, 20 degrees. How 
do you read? 

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03 13 33 C I think you better forget it; we're not reading you. 

03 13 33 h5 CC Roger. Let me try once more. 10 minutes, pitch 

to 17.5 degrees; 15 minutes, pitch to 20 degrees. 
Over. 

03 13 3k 2k CC Gremini-5, this is Houston. How do you read now? 

Over. 

03 13 3k ^3 CC Gemini-5j Canton, do you read? 

03 13 3k kl C I read you but he's not coming in. He's cutting 

out about every other word. 

03 13 3k 52 CC Roger. 

03 13 35 09 CC Gemini-5, Canton. Houston reports you'll get this 

pitch profile over another station. Over. 

03 13 35 15 C Okay. Thank you, Canton. 

03 13 37 53 P When you have to get out some important data and 

you have time such as , about . . . Time now is the 
i+th day 03 hours kO minutes on the GT-6 pitch pro- 
file. Don't waste time trying to talk to us direct; 
send it out to Canton by Chris Kraft and have them 
read it up to us, because remote facilities are 
terrible. It's just frustrating sitting up here 
listening to them come through every other word and 
then hear Canton come through loud and clear. 

03 13 ^5 51 C Comment with the tape on the drinking water. The 

taste of the drinking water is really quite good 
and it's very cold and very tasty in that respect. 
However, it is very full of air bubbles. 

03 13 i4-7 2l+ C Comment on the drink gun. The new material they 

used seems to really be going well. So far no 
leaks, and it isn't bad, and reactuate time has 
been very good. 

03 13 k$ 53 C Comment on the rehydratable food too. Where the 

tube that you eat from comes out of the main part 
of the bag where it necks down is a real bottle- 
neck. This is where they fastened the pill onto 
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ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
03 13 51 30 CC Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 
03 13 51 33 C Go ahead, RKV, Gemini-5. 

03 31 51 36 CC Roger, I have some updates for you. Tracking pass 

update. 

03 13 51 hi C Okay. 

03 13 51 kk CC Cabin light Survey. This is for information, 

Ol+;l+0:00. ' 

03 13 51 55 CC Make that heads up instead of heads down. 
03 13 52 07 C Roger, we got that. 

03 13 52 10 CC Okay. D-2, 04:1+8:58, Sequence No. H+8, pitch 83 

degrees up, yaw 45 degrees left. 

03 13 52 33 C What was yaw? 

03 13 52 36 CC Yaw 1+5 degrees left, right to left. 

03 13 52 1+1+ C Okay. 

03 13 52 1+6 CC Roger. Stand by, Gemini-5. 

03 13 53 06 CC Gemini-5, RKV, 

03 13 53 09 C Go ahead RKV. 

03 13 53 10 CC Roger. Would you close your CAMS Heater circuit 

breaker at this time? 

03 13 53 11+ C Okay. QAM3 circuit breaker is closed. 

03 13 53 20 CC Roger. I'd like to continue what Houston started 

to get up to you if you're ready to copy. 

03 13 53 26 c All right. 

03 13 53 31 CC On this Rendezvous Illumination Test— On the pitch 

profile check points for smooth pitch changes: 

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At 10 minutes, pitch to 17-5 degrees; at 15 
minutes, pitch to 20 degrees; at 20 minutes, pitch 
to 25 degrees; at 25 minutes, pitch to 32.5 degrees; 
at 30 minutes, pitch to ko degrees. At this time 
gradually drift to 130 degrees and drift to 130 
degrees "by 50 minutes on the Event Timer. That's 
20 minutes to pitch to 130. Maintain this constant 
attitude of 130 until you read 10 minutes on the 
Event Timer. The next revolution at 07:52, stand 
by. When you read 10 minutes on the Event Timer, 
reset the timer to zero and stand by. Did you 
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03 13 55 05 C Roger. 

03 13 55 07 CC Okay, next revolution at 07:52:00, start Event 

Timer, aline the platform until 5 minutes. At 
that time roll 180 heads down. Zero yaw at 15 
degrees pitch. 

03 13 55 32 C Wait just a minute. Aline the platform at 5 minutes 

then roll 180 heads down. 

03 13 55 38 CC Roger. Zero yaw, pitch 15 degrees. Repeat same 

pitch profile and observations according to the 
previous time history. Do you copy? 

03 13 55 59 C Roger. I got that. 

03 13 56 00 CC Roger. Buz indicates the spacecraft will be pitch- 
ing down but going to a higher elevation towards the 
horizon. 

03 13 56 07 C Okay. 

03 13 56 08 CC Roger, that's it. 

03 13 56 10 C Roger, thank you. 

03 13 56 25 C RKV, Gemini-5. 

03 13 56 27 CC Go ahead. 

03 13 56 29 C What was that yaw . . . not quite get time ... 5 "by 

5 ... 

03 13 56 39 CC Roger, I understand that. 

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03 13 57 h3 CC Gemini-5, RKV. Have about one minute before LOS 

We're standing by, 

03 13 57 1+8 C Roger. Thank you ... 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
03 Ik 1+5 39 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
03 11+ 1+5 52 C Go ahead CSQ. 

03 11+ 1+5 5k CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground. We'd like to 

have you go through the Cryogenic Quantity Read 
Switch positions. 

03 11+ 1+6 05 C Roger. 

03 11+ 1+6 56 C I . . . the Fuel Cell Oj, position. 

03 11+ 1+7 27 CC Fuel Cell H 2 position please. 

03 11+ 1+8 18 CC Leave Fuel Cell H2 position where it is and we 

would like you to go to CAL 1, please. 

03 11+ 1+8 25 P Roger, just fine. We're busy on the D-2 yet. 

03 Ik 1+8 29 CC Roger, standing by. 

03 11+ 50 26 CC How do you feel? 

03 Ik 50 27 P Okay, go ahead. 

03 11+ 50 1+7 C Cal done. 

03 Ik 51 12 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Have you finished your HF Test yet' 

Over . 

03 11+ 51 16 C Waiting list time for HF Test. 

03 11+ 51 21 CC CSQ copy. 

03 ll+ 52 09 CC Gemini-5, you can go back to the OFF position with 

your Cryogenic Quantity Read Switch. 

03 11+ 52 13 C Okay. 



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ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
03 15 26 39 CC RKV CAP COM. 
03 15 26 If 9 C Okay, RKV, Gemini-5 here. 

no of m CC Roger. All systems look good on the ground. We 
03 15 26 51 CC Roger. ^ asfc ^ about the ^ Test , 

Sequence No. 2. Have you started it yet? 

03 15 26 59 C No, we haven't started. We've delayed it for now. 

Catch it at a later date. 

is 27 CC Roger. MCC advised that if you wanted to delay it, 
03 15 27 W ^ could reschedule it sometime else in the Flight 

Plan. 

03 15 27 lk C Roger, we'll pick it up later today or in the next 

day or so. 

03 15 27 IB CC Roger. 

ra is Pfi iq CC RKV CAP COM. We don't have anything else for you 
U3 7 7 this pass. We'll he standing hy. 

03 15 28 2k C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

rwi-5UQ19 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 
03 15 49 19 for y^his we are standing hy. Everything 

looks good from the ground. 

03 15 h9 28 C Okay, Canaries, Gemini-5 here. Would you tell 

03 15 *9 *° ^ Fii £» t that we delayed the hf Test and the Cabin 

Light Survey and we would like to put off this 
light heads-up, heads-down, light pitch program 
test either to later today or tomorrow? Over. 

03 15 k9 55 CC Roger, understand. Flight concurs with jour delay 
03 15 ^ 0? ^ on the HF Test. I'll check with him on the heads- 
up, heads-down illumination check. 

03 15 50 05 C Roger. You might just mention we haven't had any 

03 15 50 ^ v, ^ tonight and we're a little tired. 

03 15 50 12 CC Roger. 

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03 15 50 1*0 CC Roger Gemini-5; Flight concurs. We will put this 

off and reschedule for a later pass. 

03 15 50 kG C Okay, very fine. Thank you. 

03 15 50 U8 CC Roger. We're standing by here. 

03 15 50 51 C Okay, thank you. 

03 15 50 52 C Very good here. 

03 15 50 53 CC Roger. 

03 17 00 19 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

03 17 00 25 C RKV, Gemini-5. 

03 17 00 28 CC Roger. We would like to know if you performed 

your Fuel Cell purge at 03:20:00. perIonaed 

03 17 00 k2 CC That was about two hours and a half ago. 

03 17 01 05 C 

03 17 01 06 CC Roger. 

03 17 01 23 p ;n^owf n ^r ge them - Do you ™ nt - to ^ 

03 17 01 26 CC ^ afflr^tive I'd like to get your stack 

current readouts, if I could, before you begin. 

03 17 0132 C Okay. ... 

03 17 01 l+l CC Roger. 

°3 17 02 19 C ... U, ... 5 .i, ... 3.1, 3.0, andlKO ... 

03 17 02 50 CC R 0 g er . You want to start your purge at this time? 

03 17 02 53 C Roger. Cross ... purging hydrogen. 

03 17 03 20 C 

03 17 03 21 CC Roger. 

03 17 03 25 C 30 seconds ... the purge of ... 

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03 17 


03 


32 


CC 


Roger . 


03 17 


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05 


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03 17 


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cc 


Roger • 


03 17 


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03 17 


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Tf* imii r»rml f\ him vniir C\t^rfMt&r\\ Oiiflirhi *fcv Swt"fcf*ll 

to the ECS O2 position, it would help us. 


03 17 


06 


28 


C 


Okay, 


03 17 


06 


29 


CC 


We don't need a spacecraft readout. 


03 17 


06 


53 


cc 


Gemini-5, could you go to H2 position now, please? 


03 17 


06 


57 


p 


Roger . 


03 17 


07 


00 


cc 


Thank you. 


03 17 


07 


17 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is RKV. I believe we're going to 
lose you before you complete your O2 purge. All 
your systems are good here on the ground. 


03 17 


07 


25 


p 


Okay. Very sorry. Thank you. 


03 17 


07 


27 


cc 


Good. 

CANARY 


03 17 


23 


10 


cc 


Gemini-5, this xs Canary CAP COM. 


03 17 


23 


14 


c 


Go ahead, Canary, Gemini-5. 


03 17 


23 


16 


cc 


Roger . How alQ. IX go on xnau purge 1 iney qiq aox, 
complete it over the RKV. 


03 17 


23 


25 


c 


Roger. Purge went very well. Over. Cross over . 


03 17 


23 


28 


cc 


Okay, real good. Thank you. 


03 17 


23 


30 


c 


Roger . 


03 17 


23 


31 


cc 


We're dumping your tape right now. 



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03 17 


23 


35 


C 


Okay. 


03 17 


23 


37 


cc 


Okay, would you give the Cryo readouts, please? 


03 17 


23 


58 


CC 


What are you reading on the ECS O2? 


03 17 


2k 


07 


c 


Roger. I'm reading 8U# at 810 psi. 


03 17 


2k 


Ik 


cc 


Roger. 


03 17 


2k 


21 


c 


Fuel Cell 0 2 reading 90$. Got 810 psia. 


03 17 


2k 


32 


cc 


Roger . 


03 17 


2k 


37 


c 


Fuel Cell H 2 , 70$, and about 770 psia. 


03 17 


2k 


kl 


cc 


Roger. Thank you. 


03 17 


2k 


k9 


cc 


That's all we have for you this pass. We're 
standing by. 


03 17 


2k 


52 


c 


Okay, fine. Thank you. 


03 17 


26 


01 


cc 


Gemini-5 } Canaries. Is the CAMS Heater circuit 
breaker off at this time? 


03 17 


26 


07 


c 


Is the which? 


03 17 


26 


09 


cc 


GAMS Heater circuit breaker. 


03 17 


26 


11 


c 


Just . . . 


03 17 


26 


Ik 


cc 


Say again, please. 


03 17 


26 


17 


c 


I'm just looking over to see if I can find it o\ 
here. It's still on. Okay, the circuit breakei 
is closed. 


03 17 


26 


29 


cc 




03 17 


26 


38 


cc 


Oh, that's okay. Go ahead and leave it on. 


03 17 


26 


ko 


c 


Okay. 

HOUSTON 


03 18 


^5 


28 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemlni-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 



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03 18 1+5 31 C Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. 

03 18 h5 3k CC Roger. Good evening. Everything looks good here 

on the ground. How does it look up there? 

03 18 1+5 57 CC Gemini, Houston. 

03 18 k6 08 CC Gemini-5 > Houston. 

03 lB h6 38 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

03 18 U7 hi CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM in the blind. We* 11 be 

standing by for anything you have. Everything 
looks good on the ground. 

03 18 hi 58 C Gemini-5- 

03 18 k& 0k CC Roger, read you 5-square that time. 

CANARY ISLANDS 
03 18 57 08 CC This is Canary CAP COM. 
03 18 57 13 C Go ahead Canaries, Gemini-5. 

03 18 57 16 CC Roger, I have a PIA block update for you if you are 

ready to copy. 

03 18 57 21 C Roger, just a minute here. 

03 18 58 07 C Ready to go update. 

03 18 58 08 CC All right. Area 60-1, 11:36:13, 1^ plus 26, 19 

plus 30. Area 6l-l, 13:11:5^, 13 plus 06, Ifl 
plus 39. Area 62-1, ll+:lf6:27, 12 plus 17, 18 plus 
07. Area 63-^, 17:35 i0k t ik plus 12, 19 plus 29. 
Area 6k-k, 19:10:15, 13 plus 01, 18 plus 37. Do 
you copy? 

03 18 59 58 P Canaries, could I have the area of the first one 

again? 

03 19 00 01 CC Roger, the first area was 60-1, 

03 19 00 09 P 60-1, 11:36:13. I have everything else. 

03 19 00 12 CC That's affirmative. 

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03 19 


00 18 


CC 


03 19 


00 25 


P 


03 19 


32 28 


CC 


03 19 


32 32 


P 


03 19 


32 34 


CC 


03 19 


32 38 


P 


03 19 


32 1+2 


CC 



That's all we have for you at this time. We are 
standing by. Systems are GO on the ground. 

It*s GO up here. 

CARNARVON 

Gemini -5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

Go ahead Carnarvon. 

Roger, we've got a long Flight Plan update for you. 
Ready to copy. 

Title: Platform. By the way, all of these are 
the 4th day. Item 1, 00:00, Remarks, power up; 
Item 2, platform 11:25:00, Remarks, aline SEF; 
next item, power up 11:40:00, Remarks, Rate Gyro 
and Computer ON; next item, Bio-med Recorders 
11:51:00, Remarks, No. 2 ON, No. 1 OFF; next item, 
D-6, Delta-6, 11:55:55, Sequence No. 134, Mode 
No. 08, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw zero, speed 
60; next item, D-6, Delta-6, 12:08:13 Sequence 
No. 067, Mode No. 08, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw 
left 11, speed 125. How's it going so far? 

03 19 35 05 P Got it. 

03 19 35 07 CC Next is Delta-6, 12:24:02, Sequence No. 091, Mode 

No. 08, pitch down 30, yaw right 2, speed 60. 
Next item, platform 13:00:00, Remarks, aline SEF. 
Next item, S-8/D-13, 13:23:39, Sequence No. 03, 
Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw right 22. Next item, 
D-6, Delta-6, 13:58:50, Sequence No. 089, Mode No. 
19, pitch down 30, yaw right 1, speed 1000. S-4, 
f-stop 4. How's it going? 

03 19 37 07 P Got it. 

03 19 37 09 CC Okay. Next item, D-4/D-7, 14:15:00, Sequence No. 

4lOC. Next item, platform 14:30:00, Remarks, 
aline SEF; next item D-4/D-7, 14:56:50 Sequence 
No. 424 Alpha, Mode No. 08, pitch down 30, yaw 
left 10, speed 60, test time 14:57:31. Next item, 
D-6, Delta-6, 15:04:40 Sequence No. 134, Mode No. 
08, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw zero, speed 125. 

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Bext item, D-tyM, 15=19:00 Se^ence *>. KM- 
You got everything up to this point. 

03 19 39 10 P Ye< - 

03 19 39 U CC S C'"»fflSS».^ ^r^g-T 

left 3U, speed 60. Do you copy! 
03 19 39 58 T Ttot ' 6 a«i™ ative - Hs,re " aU " 

03 19 39 59 CO *»•»«••• SS,ST^i-S , » ,B to 

^efsto™ ovel'southlm kLida. Bo you copy. 

HOUSTON 

03 20 l6U5 cC Gemini-5, Gemlni-5» Houston CAP COM. Over. 

03 20 16 52 P Hello > Houst ° n ' GeBdni " 5 

look uretty good here on the ground. 
03 20 16 55 00 SSsS c^g the Flight PJan 

update? 

o. 20 17 00 P Yes. WoulA youvait Just one second? I«m*usy. 
03 20 17 oo * j.ji be right with you. 

03 20 17 02 CC Okay. 

03 20 18 OU P Okay, Houston, ready to copy. 

n , „„ „ rtma „ T'll pick up where Carnarvon left off, and 
03 20 18 06 CC of the last one. It was S -7 at 

Switch * i£ V* r?ght speed 60. 
P^er down 17loO:00, Rate Gyros, Colter, and 
Platform OFF. Did you copy? 

03 20 19 08 P Roger. 



03 20 19 H cc 



Okay Did you have a chance to try the second 
Serous mutation Test or did you cancel those 
out altogether tonight? 

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03 20 1Q 20 P y aB r 4. 

quite a bit o? hoSeSe^w ^ yeSterda y* ™ 

we got done reatoS^Sr 8 and by the **** 

kept Gordo Lake. i£ wf Lfi n £ ^ that 
things like that and tL neS tSS * ^ ° f 
one of us got any sleep to Self o? « Mither 
of gas there and we l2t taSS? L We ran out 
and tried to get s^Hes? * ° ff 

03 20 19 4 9 CC Okay. That'* «r 

*^y. inat s fine. No problems. T -iu«+ 
if you tried the second n«A J wo »dered 

and we may not- it d™L^ resch edul e it 

maj not, xl depends on vour fu*»i j 

have any particular questions f nd 3o you 

-ouid you m. to ^ * ~ : n -, 

So we'll update vou « r\ try thls on e again, 

lar test. Okay/ llttle ^ ° n that Particu- 



03 20 20 03 p 



03 20 20 13 CC 



Okay 

03 20 20 24 P Very good. 

03 20 20 26 CC 

03 20 20 31 p 



&j%szr# 2f *» ** «- » 

had both the REP and'the ^^"^2. 

,Si u ? 4erstt »a» thank you. Okay, I have a ™„ 
update for you if you're ready to cow * 

03 20 20 it7 P okay. 



03 20 20 4l CC 



03 20 21 10 CC 



SSSS?^ ^ 59 ^ thC **" ls the *th day, 



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03 20 21 20 P Very good, got it. 

03 20 21 22 CC Okay, and your fuel usage is getting sorta close. 

We figure we need about Uh pounds to finish all of 
the experiments, and we have about U5 pounds so 
be conservative on that. Okay? 

03 20 21 36 P Yes. We've been drifting most of the time here 

this evening. 

03 20 21 1+0 CC Okay, that's fine. We find that even during the 

slow passes when you're not doing anything, you 
use about 2 pounds or so, so we'd like to keep it 
down as much as possible. 

03 20 21 50 P Okay. 

03 20 21 52 CC Okay. Elliot has a discussion on your radar 

yesterday for you. 

03 20 21 55 P Okay. 

03 20 21 56 CC ... could you give me a Fuel Cell Hydrogen 

Quantity read first, Pete? 



03 20 22 10 P Okay. It's 68% at 770. 

03 20 22 17 CC Roger. They did a considerable computer analysis 

work yesterday and I'd like to ask you a couple of 
questions, and then I'll tell you what we're going 
to do. Did you get any analog range indication 
when you were trying the last Radar Test? 

03 20 22 35 P Yes. Gordo said he had range read and I guess the 

range scale was pegged. 

03 20 22 1+1 CC Roger . And did you try, when you were having the 

problem of reading the range out, did you try going 
to STANDBY and then back to ON? 

03 20 22 52 P No. 

03 20 22 5U CC Okay. You probably didn't think of that because 

you had a lock-on light. Okay, the MDIU appears 
to be okay by ground analysis. I've checked out 
your various readings in it. It appears that it's 
working all right. For your information your first 



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69 readout anytime will be the last previous read- 
out in the RENDEZVOUS Mode. 

03 20 23 18 P Yes. 

03 20 23 20 CC Okay. The range readout problem, we think, may he 

due to noise interference from either Jacksonville 
radar or SPAMTS. We have to have them off the 
next time we try this. We would like to do another 
Radar Test, not today, but tomorrow. It might be 
similar to the one you did yesterday. We'll have 
to forward information on that to you. We'd like 
you to include taking Questar pictures of the Cape. 
Now, do you feel that you can do this both at the 
same time? I have an indication that you did some 
of that yesterday, anyway. 

03 20 23 59 P That's correct. I got some pictures of the Cape 

yesterday with the Questar during the track. 

03 20 2k 02 CC Okay. Well we would like to do that again when 

we do the test and the pictures will be taken when 
you are directly on boresight, and I was concerned 
about whether you could operate the MD3U and the 
Questar at the same time. 

03 20 2k 16 P Yes. 

03 20 2k 18 CC Okay. Do you have any other questions about the 

Radar Test? 

BERMUDA 

03 20 2k 27 P We would like to request that we keep everything to 

a minimum in the evenings. We, for some reason, 
are having trouble sleeping. One guy bothers the 
other one when he's doing anything is what it 
amounts to. 

03 20 2k k2 CC Okay, this test would be done during the day so I 

don't think there would be any problem that way. 

03 20 2k 51 P Yes. We're not concerned about that. We just 

want to emphasize that it's so darn quiet in the 
cabin that when one guy is trying to sleep, if the 
other guy does anything, why, it makes quite a bit 
of noise, 

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03 20 25 07 CC Roger. Pete, how about if we plan these last 5 or 

6 hours before you got the Carnarvon updates as a 
quiet period. Would that work out pretty good? 

03 20 25 17 P That's awful late. That's what finally happened. 

We both fell asleep last night, I guess. I know I 
did. 

03 20 25 27 CC Okay, we'll keep it down then. Can you give us a 

status on your temperature up there and your 
comfort? 

03 20 25 33 P Our comfort's fine and the temperature is fine. I 

think my M-l Experiment's quit running for good 
now. I don't know whether to wring it out of air 
or what. The problem that I had with it before was 
not the same thing. The valve's not making any 
noise any more. So I think it either ran out of 
air or just gave up the ghost and just quit running. 

03 20 25 53 CC Okay, fine. Understand. You guys are sounding 

better an the time, Pete. You must like it up 
there . 

03 20 26 00 P Say again. 

03 20 26 01 CC I said, you guys are sounding better all the time. 

You must like it up there. 

03 20 26 07 P Well, we're getting used to it. 

03 20 26 11 CC Ha, ha, okay. 

03 20 26 12 CC Gemini- 5, Houston Flight. Good morning. 
03 20 26 16 P Morning. How are you? 

03 20 26 18 CC Great, looks like we're getting ready for another 

day here. Be giving you the GO pretty soon. 

03 20 26 2h P Okay, we're standing by to power up. 

03 20 26 27 CC Roger. We'll see you. 

CANARY 

03 20 31 56 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 

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03 20 32 00 P Hello, Canary CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. 

03 20 32 02 CC Roger. We have nothing for you this pass except 

there will be a medical data pass on the Pilot 
over Carnarvon. Their acquisition time will be 
11 hours 05 minutes 3 1 *- seconds. 

03 20 32 23 P Roger, the ACQ time. 

03 20 32 26 CC Roger. 

03 20 36 11 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Flight wouM 

like to know if you have recycled the valve on the 
M-l Experiment. 

03 20 36 20 C No, I checked it, it was still ON. I'll go ahead 

and recycle. 

03 20 36 26 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

03 21 06 02 CC Gemini-5, we have a Pilot oral temp. Stand by for 

Surgeon. 

03 21 06 07 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon. Observe your first 

blood pressure coming up. 

03 21 06 53 CC We have your blood pressure. Standing by for your 

exercise on your mark. 

03 21 07 03 C Stand by . . . 

03 21 07 06 CC Roger. 

03 21 08 19 CC We have your second blood pressures. Standing by 

for water and food report. 

03 21 08 23 C Roger. Water ... 19 pounds 6 ounces and ... 

03 21 08 3^ CC Roger. Stand by for Carnarvon CAP COM. 

03 21 08 k6 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 

03 21 09 Ik CC Okay. I'll give you a mark at 11 hours 10 minutes 

in about ho seconds. 



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03 21 


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CC 


10 seconds to go. 


03 21 


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cc 


4, 3, 2, 1. MARK. 




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CC 


11*10. 




1 0 

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"RrjffpT fint it- Thank you. 


03 21 


10 


42 


CC 


Hi, Gemini-5. We have visual contact. 


03 21 


10 


46 


c 


Pretty good. We're topping you right now so we 
ought to he flashing at you. 


03 21 


10 


52 


cc 


Roger . 


03 21 


11 


00 


cc 


Got a report that they're having a little trouble 
staying on wiufi i>ne o — oana Deacon x^uzudx*?* 


03 21 


11 


07 




inc n€3Cv t.t itip come uver we jlx oe y we j_l dg in 
the H0R SCAN. 


03 21 


11 


14 


cc 


Roger . 


03 21 


13 


22 


CC 


vse've got a minute till LOS. 


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Platform's powered up. Rate gyros are on. 


03 21 


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5* 


cc 


Okay. I've got your switch actuation. 


to 


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03 21 


h5 


13 


p 


ECS 0 2 Heater is off. 


03 21 


45 


15 


cc 


Roger. Thank you, Pete. 


03 21 


45 


23 


cc 


Okay. You're looking pretty good down here. How 
you doing? 


03 21 




27 


c 


Just fine. 



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03 21 1+5 29 


CC 


Okay. We'll stand by if you need anything. 
TEXAS 


03 21 1+9 ok 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 


03 21 1+9 08 


P 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini-5. 


03 21 U9 10 


CC 


Roger. Would you place your 0AM3 Heater circuit 
breaker to open for 10 seconds please? And then 
close. 


03 21 1+9 23 


C 


It's working. We can see the amps on the sa.se. 


03 21 1+9 27 


CC 


Okay. We wanted to check it down here too. 


03 21 1+9 30 


cc 


How about your Quantity Read to ECS 02, please? 


03 21 1+9 3*+ 


p 


Say again. 


03 21 1+9 36 


cc 


Your Quantity Read to ECS 0 2 . 


03 21 1+9 1+0 


c 


Roger. We noticed that the 0AM3 is reading awful 
cold. 


03 21 1+9 1+1+ 


cc 


Roger. And did you have any luck with your M-l 
waen you. recycxea one vaive . 


03 21 1+9 52 


c 


... is off rate. It's just flat quit running and 
nothing's making any noise any more. 


03 21 1+9 58 


cc 


Okay, fine. Good, try anyway. Could we have a 
food report from the Pilot, please? 


03 21 50 13 


p 


Roger. My last meal was 1A at 0l+:0l+:00:00. 



03 21 50 22 CC Roger. Understand. Could we have it for the last 

21+ hours, please? We didn't get it at Carnarvon. 

03 21 50 35 P 3B at 03:22:00:00. 

03 21 50 1+1 CC Roger. And you can turn ECS 0 2 Quantity Read back, 

and I have some information on the carrier for 
your D-6. It'll be heading 255 degrees; there will 
be one destroyer one mile astern. 

03 21 51 03 P Roger. 

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03 21 53 15 C Houston, the Bio-med Becorders were changed at 

11 1 5 3 • 

03 21 53 20 CC Roger. Understand. 11:53. 

His TsEssnrs K&rsss; 

03 21 57 00 P Houston, Gemini-5. No joy. 
03 21 57 03 CC Gemini, Houston. Say again. 
03 21 57 03 C Roger. No fry on 13*. 

Koger. Understand For your ^7, ^ Canaries 
the cloud coverage is 0.3 to u.t, &u. 
D-6 the weather's poor. 

Well, see if we can't get going ... get this pitch 



03 21 57 08 CC 



03 21 57 33 ? 

to ... 

03 21 57 35 C Okay. 

island . . . 

03 21 57 5U C Bight on the east side of tfce little fat round 

island. 

03 21 58 02 P Oh: ^5-^2^ r r 2 S^coasf tt 

£3^2 vfg^le^y of time to study that one. 

03 21 58 1*5 P this one iS ySW l6ft U " 

03 2158 50 C ... Las PaUnas. 

03 21 58 57 C Just ahout to power up there. 

03 21 59 02 P • • ♦ 

03 21 59 0 6 P Boy, you really pulled the chain. 



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03 21 59 09 C Boy, ! „as really beat: , ^ ^ 

03 21 59 18 p LiS ^2.*-* 

for^' ^ OT m0thCT ' Steeping, anfso 

03 21 59 38 p »?^^-s?arvr^ 

this is acquired at 08:13. u *ay, 

03 21 59 59 C 11 degrees lett ya W in it? 

03 22 00 02 P yes. 

03 " " " CC — - */M swite, t0 

03 22 00 07 C T/M to COMMAND. 

03 22 00 09 CC Roger. 

03 22 00 22 C What's the ti^ne on it? 

03 22 00 26 p 08:13. 

03 22 00 28 C Okay. 
03 22 00 30 P 



03 22 01 16 C 
03 22 01 18 P 



2 ^a^ir^e'S^s^ -ere-, 
or « here iasteaH/sho^g " 5,**^™ 

By golly, you're needing a shave, Dear. 

Palmas. D-6/067. airdrome at Las 

CANARY 

03 22 05 56 CC this is canary CAP COM. 

03 22 06 00 P Go ahead, Canary, Gemini-5 . 

03 22 06 02 CC R 0ger . A reminder that there will be a medic l 

£^°— ~ Carnar^f 
their AOS time is approximately 12 hours ho minutes. 

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03 22 06 16 P Roger. 12: HO. 

03 22 06 20 CC That's all we have for you. We're standing by. 
03 22 06 2k P Okay, that's fine. Thank you. 

03 22 22 2k P The tape is on and the time is 04 days 12 hours 23 

minutes ... seconds. We're standing "by for a D-6, 
Sequence No. 091, Made 08. However, the weather 
looks pretty "bad looking over there right now. 

03 22 23 08 P Boy, it's amazing. You know, you don't notice too 

much on that pulse out the window. It's amazing 
when you fire the pulse how I can see that in the 
landmarks on the ground. 

03 22 23 23 C Oh, I bet. 

03 22 23 2k P That lens is really fantastic. 

03 22 23 k2 P Coming up on 2k in 15 seconds. 

03 22 23 k9 C That looks like— oh yes, I got it, I got it. 

03 22 23 5l+ P You got it? 

03 22 23 5k C Yes. 

03 22 23 57 P Okay. 

03 22 23 58 C In my reticle. 

03 22 2k 01 C The reticle is useless coming down against those 

clouds . 

03 22 2k 11 P Okay, I got the coastline ... airfield. 

03 22 2k 13 C Okay, I got the airfield. 

03 22 2k 21 P Still no airfield. 

03 22 2k 25 C I got the airfield in sight. You ought to have it 

in sight now. 

03 22 2k 33 P Yes . Let me know when we are approaching . . . 

03 22 2k 37 C Okay. 

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03 22 2k 59 P There's the airfield! Stop! Can you come left or 

move to the left? 

03 22 25 01+ C Yes. 

03 22 25 06 P Ifove a little bit left. Beautiful! Oh, don't jam! 

Oh, you son-of-a-gun! Come left again ... 

03 22 25 23 C We're well past the 90. 

03 22 25 21+ P Okay. 

03 22 25 30 P Good pictures. 

03 22 26 30 C 35mm camera is still jamming at crucial times. 

CARNARVON 

03 22 1+0 5^ CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon, we have a valid oral temp on 

the Command Pilot. Request the Pilot to start 
fuel cell purge. 

03 22 1+1 05 CC Stand by for Surgeon. 

03 22 1+1 16 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon standing by for your 

first blood pressure. 

03 22 1+1 17 P Roger. 

03 22 1+1 26 P Commencing hydrogen purge on my mark. MARK. 

03 22 1+1 30 P Purge complete. 

03 22 1+1 51 P Starting Cell 2 Hydrogen purge. 

03 22 1+2 01 C Oh, he's broken another ring on the blood pressure 

cuff. 

03 22 1+2 07 CC Roger. 

03 22 1+2 16 CC Let's go ahead with the exercise. 

03 22 1+2 21 P Roger. 

03 22 1+2 27 P 02 purge on No. 1 started. 

03 22 1+2 30 CC Roger. 

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369 



03 22 1+2 


1+0 


P 


Exercise stop. 


03 22 1+3 


07 


P 


Give me a mark at 1 minute of purge. 


03 22 1+3 


10 


cc 


Roger . 


03 22 1+3 


14 


c 


Exercise complete. 


03 22 U3 


16 


cc 


Roger . We 1 d like a food report now for the past 
2k hours. 


03 22 1+3 


2k 


p 


Roger. 


03 22 1+3 


30 


cc 


We've had . . . 


03 22 1+3 


33 


p 


Okay. 


03 22 1+3 


39 


c 


Okay food report. Now you want all day 3? On dt 
3 on Command Pilot, I had 3C, 3A and 3B. 


03 22 1+3 


58 


cc 


Understand 3C, 3A and 3B. 


03 22 1+1+ 


03 


c 


That's right. On day 1+, give you day 1+ here, I 
had 1A. 


03 22 1+1+ 


10 


cc 


Roger. Water report. 


03 22 1+1+ 


11+ 


c 


Water report. At present I have drunk 20 pounds 
and 3 ounces of water. 


03 22 1+1+ 


22 


cc 


Roger. Sleep report. 


03 22 1+1+ 


25 


c 


Sleep report, I Just finished about 7 hours of 
sleep. 


03 22 1+1+ 


29 


cc 


Understand 7 hours. 


03 22 1+1+ 


29 


cc 


MARK. 


03 22 44 


32 


c 


Affirmative. 


03 22 1+1+ 


33 


cc 


Mark 2 minutes on O2 purge. 


03 22 1+1+ 


35 


p 


Roger. Signal when to commence. 


03 22 1+5 


15 


p 


For the tape, we broke the second 0-rlng on the 
"blood pressure bulb 0k days 12 hours 1+5 minutes. 



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03 22 1*5 19 C Well, for the recorder, we finally passed the GT-1+ 

crew's mark, which is a milestone, and we're still 
clanking along in the old covered wagon. 

03 22 1*5 2l+ CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Flight would like to know if 

you feel you need the platform for the D-6 experi- 
ment. 

03 22 1+5 39 C I think so. I think it would make it a lot better 

if we could use it. 

03 22 1+5 ^3 CC Roger. 

03 22 1+6 3 1 * P Hydrogen and Og purge on Sections 1 and 2 complete. 

Crossover off. 

03 22 1+6 39 CC Roger. 

03 22 1+6 1+2 CC Surgeon would like to know about how long you had 

the oral temp probe in your mouth. 

03 22 1+6 1+9 C I guess for a couple of minutes . 

03 22 1+6 51 CC Roger. 

03 22 1+6 53 CC Could you give us a readout of your OAMS quantity, 

pressure, and temp? 

03 22 1+7 02 P Okay, the fuel gage reads 26$, temperature is 6l, 

and the pressure is 1350. 

03 22 1+7 Ik CC Roger. 

03 22 1+7 30 C Would you give us Quantity Read on Fuel Cell O2? 

03 22 1+7 1+0 P Want the onboard readings too? 

03 22 1+7 1+3 CC Roger, Fuel Cell C2 and H 2 . 

03 22 1+7 1+6 P Roger, Fuel Cell O2 90$, 120 psi. 

03 22 1+7 55 C Hydrogen. 

03 22 1+8 00 P 67^, 77. 

03 22 1+8 03 CC Roger. 

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03 22 US 03 CC Roger. 

03 22 k& 31 CC We have nothing else. Standing by. 

03 22 U8 35 P Gemini-5 standing by. 

CANTON ISLAND 

03 23 02 55 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. Over. 

03 23 03 lk CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. 

03 23 03 50 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. Over. 

03 23 03 55 C Go ahead Houston, Gemini-5, here. 

03 23 03 59 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Be advised that the weather for 

your S-8/D-13 is too bad and we will have to scrub 
your S-8/D-13. We would like to replace it with 
a D-6. 

03 23 ok 15 C Roger, will replace the S-8/D-13 with a D-6. 

03 23 Ok 20 CC I have some D-6 information for you here Gemini-5, 

for a selected target. Are you ready to copy? 

03 23 Ok 28 P Okay. 

03 23 Ok 33 C He's ready. 

03 23 Ok 35 P Go ahead Houston. 

03 23 Ok 38 CC Roger, Gemini-5, Houston. Be advised that time 

will be C&:13:25:30, Sequence No. 025, Mode 19, 
Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw left 8, speed 1/1000, 
f-stop is k. Your weather is 2 to 3-tenths. Over. 

03 23 05 28 P Roger, 0^:13:25:30, and 025, 19, pitch down 30, 

yaw left 8, 1000, and k. 

03 23 05 39 CC Roger. Good morning to you. 

03 23 05 k3 P How 're you this morning? 

03 23 05 kh CC Just fine. 

03 23 05 k7 P We're the same. 

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03 23 05 ^9 CC Very good. 

03 23 05 52 C Say, if I switch new I'll have every piece of gear 

of the spacecraft out in my lap. 

03 23 05 57 CC Very, very good. That sounds like old home week. 

03 23 06 02 C Among other household chores. 

03 23 06 06 CC Say again. 

03 23 06 09 C As well as doing other household chores. 
03 23 06 11 CC Roger. 

03 23 06 ih C There's a live ... at the moment. 

03 23 06 17 CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

03 23 17 52 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM, turn your T/M Control 

Switch to the REAL TIME & ACQ-AJD position. 

03 23 18 19 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM, turn your T/M Control 

Switch to the REAL TIME & ACQ-A2E position. 

03 23 18 26 CC Okay, thank you. 
03 23 18 27 C Roger. 

03 23 IB 39 CC How are you doing up there? 
03 23 18 kl C Fine. 

03 23 18 k2 CC Okay, you're looking real good here on the ground. 

We'll stand "by if you need anything. 

03 23 18 U6 C All right, thank you. 

03 23 20 k2 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas. 

03 23 20 hk C Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

03 23 20 1+6 CC Put your T/M Control Switch hack to the COMMAND 

position. 



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03 23 28 08 CC 



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Oordo, Chris says you sound lite your old self this 
morning . 

03 23 28 13 C Yes, I finally got a good night's sleep. 

03 23 28 15 CC Yes, I got that 7 hours; that's cheating. 

03 23 28 17 P Yes » sure is * 

03 23 28 19 C I've sort of "been saving up. 

03 23 28 21 CC Roger. 

03 23 28 14+ P °*ay, rm ready for the updates ' 

All riKht. You have an experiment at lU:56:50. 
Sis if a D-Wb-7 and the time now has been changed 
£ ll+:5^53, 3 seconds later. Did you find that 
one Pete? 



03 23 28 1+7 CC 



03 23 29 13 P Yes. 



03 23 29 1^ CC 



Okay, under the Remarks for that particular thing, 
Sftert time has been changed from H+: 5 7:31 to 
Ik: 57:33. 



03 23 29 25 P Roger. 



03 23 29 28 CC 



Okay, you have another D-tyb-7. ° ne ^ J* 

lS:03. The time on that has been changed to 

l6*:28:07. 



03 23 29 1+1 P Roger. 



03 23 29 1+3 CC 



Okay now right after that particular experiment 
Se-ran S-l and right after that is a 
You're really going to be Passed for time in 
between the D-U and the D-6 with that S -7. bo -cry 
TrXttl it through the left-hand pilot's window 

very time critical there. 



03 23 30 09 P Roger. 



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BERMUDA 

03 23 30 41 cc S^ 5 ^ n th h : r Mr n - 

rings ixxea in the blood pressure bulb? 
03 23 30 1*6 c Roger, we got two new 0-rings in. 
03 2 3 30 U 9 CC Okay^ery good. Have you used any of your blue 
03 23 30 5k C Have we what? 

03 23 30 57 CC What's the blue bag status? 
03 23 30 59 C ^here- s .tin Just one. 

03 23 31 01 CC very good. 
03 23 3106 C Just great. 

03 23 31 07 CC Roger. 

03 23 32 hk CC Geaiini-5, Houston again. We would like to h»™ 

you give us a GO for your D-4/D-7 at « 
Carnarvon, if it is posXble. ^56:53 over 

03 23 32 55 C R og e r Houston, will do. 

03 23 32 57 CC Okay. 

" " " " CC ^J^^S^ m ^ « Mnutes .d 

03 ^ ^ ^ ' JK3 SoXs? ™" to shift 

03 23 33 19 CC Roger, you're halfway there. 

03 23 33 22 c Yes, Roger . 

03 2 3 33 27 CC Hey, is y OU r beard getting itchy yet? 

03 23 33 30 P Yes< 

03 2 3 33 33 CC Md you take any curlers along to curl it? 

03 23 33 37 C No, but we should have. 

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03 23 33 kk CC You can always braid it and tie your mike up with 

it. 

03 23 33 ^7 C Fine. 

03 23 33 58 C All the sensors are itching a lot worse than the 

beard. 

03 23 3k 01 CC Roger. 

03 23 3k 07 CC Gemini-5, Gordo, this is MCC Surgeon. Do you have 

any skin reaction around the rest of the skin, 
since we did this cleansing bit? 

03 23 3k 21 C Pete's cuffs, the M-l cuffs are itching him an 

awful lot. 

03 23 31+ 26 CC Okay, we'll talk same later on the next revolution 

about those cuffs. 

03 23 3k 36 CC Congrats; you guys are doing great. 
03 23 3^ 39 C Yes. 

CANARY 

03 23 kO 52 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Would you 

switch your Quantity Read to the ECS O2 position, 
please. Thank you. 

03 23 kl 00 P Roger. 

03 23 kl 02 C How are you this morning? 

03 23 kl 03 CC Mighty fine, and you? 
03 23 kl Ok C Feel fine. 

03 23 kl 05 CC Good. 

03 23 kl 17 C We got some good pictures going over you awhile 

ago. 

03 23 ^1 20 CC Hey, mighty fine. 

03 23 1*1 2k CC Okay, could we get Quantity Read to Fuel Cell 0 2 , 

please? 



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03 23 32 CC Roger. 

03 23 hi 44 CC Okay, would you switch Quantity Read to Fuel Cell 

H2? Thank you. 

03 23 42 04 CC Roger, we have it now, thank you very much, so you 

can go tack to OFF. 

03 23 1+2 09 C Okay. 

03 23 42 10 CC Roger, it looks real good here on the ground. 
03 23 1+2 12 C Roger, everything is GO here. 

03 23 42 14 CC Roger, we're standing by. 
03 23 43 17 C What? 

03 23 1*3 1+2 CC Gemini-5, Flight Just advised that during the 

tracking over the States they have reconfirmed 
your orbit as 107.4 by 164.6. 

03 23 43 57 C 107.1+ by 164.6. 

03 23 kk 01 CC Roger. 

03 23 1+1+ 03 C Roger, thank you. 

03 23 54 39 P For the recorder, the time is 04 days 13 hours 

56 minutes . Platform alining preparing for D-6 
089 Mode 19. Recorder off. 

03 23 55 34 C One comment to make when in . . . the outside the 

window daytime reticle used, white lights must be 
used to do any platform work in order to see it. 

04 00 00 17 P The airfield at— what's that airfield ...? 
04 00 00 22 C ... airfield at Maui. 

04 00 00 25 P Maui was covered by clouds. We took one picture 

in the vicinity of it. 

04 00 00 4l P Okay, you can go to SEF and think about finding . . . 

04 00 00 54 C I've been thinking about that for days. 

04 00 00 56 P Yes. 

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CARNARVON 



Ok 00 


15 


29 


p 


Hello, Carnarvon, Gemini- 5. 


Ok 00 


15 


31 


cc 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon. 


Oh 00 


15 


32 


p 


Roger, we have the computer in CATCH UP to keep 
the green light out while we're tracking up her 
and I'll leave it there, unless you want it in 
some other position. 


Ok 00 


15 


1+1+ 


cc 


No, that's all right; leave it there. Are you 
for 77-1? 


Ok 00 


15 


50 


p 


Roger, and we'll be GO for D-1+/D-7 42I+ Alpha. 


Ok 00 


15 


57 


cc 


Roger. 


OU 00 


16 


01 


p 


We'll give you a call when we're tracking. 


OU 00 


16 


05 


cc 


Roger. We're GO on the ground for 77-1. I'll 
update your Tr. 


01+ 00 


16 


09 


p 


Thank you. 


Ok 00 


16 


h9 


cc 


Gemini, Carnarvon. Be advised that 1+21+ Alpha i 
GO on the ground. 


01+ 00 


16 


5k 


p 


Roger. I haven't got your T„ yet. 


ok 00 


16 


58 


cc 


About 10 seconds. 


01+ 00 


16 


59 


p 


Okay. 


04 00 


17 


ok 


cc 


Transmitting Tp. 


04 00 


17 


08 


p 


We got it. 


01+ 00 


17 


09 


cc 


Roger, you're in sync. 


01+ 00 


18 


35 


p 


Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 


01+ 00 


18 


37 


cc 


Go ahead. 


04 00 


18 


38 


p 


Are we Just about overhead you now? 


01+ 00 


18 


1+6 


cc 


In about 30 seconds. 



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Ok 00 18 50 P Roger. Good look at Perth. 

Ok 00 18 5U CC Roger. 

Oh 00 18 55 P And we'll give you a call just the second tracking 

starts. 

Oh 00 19 02 CC Roger. 

04 00 20 23 CC That time I gave you was the Mark time . . . 

approach, you're south of us. 

Oh 00 20 31 P Roger. 

Oh 00 23 06 P Carnarvon, we're going to skip this 1+10 Charlie 

if we can't find the proper star. 

Oh 00 23 12 CC Roger. 

HAWAII 

Oh 00 1+3 22 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 
Oh 00 1+3 25 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 

Ok 00 1+3 27 CC Roger, we've got you Green. We'd like you to do 

a UHF Type 6 over the States. We'd also like a 
k2k GO from you. 

Oh 00 1+3 36 C Roger. You have a h2k Alpha GO. Understand a 

UHF Type 6 over the States. 

Oil 00 1+3 1+2 CC That's Roger. 

01+ 00 1+3 1+3 C Roger. 

01+ 00 1+1+ 06 CC 1+21+ Alpha is on schedule and counting. 

01+ 00 1+1+ 10 C Roger. Very good. We're on schedule too. 

Oh 00 1+1+ 20 CC Roger. 

0l+ 00 kk 21 C And counting. 

01+ 00 1+1+ 36 CC T minus Ik and counting. 

01+ 00 1+5 39 C Roger. 

01+ 00 1+5 58 CC Roger. We have a built-in hold of 3 minutes. 

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oh 00 1*6 03 


c 


Roger . 


Ok 00 51 2k 


cc 


Gemini -5 s Gemini-5» Houston. 


ok 00 51 28 


c 


Roger, Houston, Gemini-5. 


01+ 00 51 30 


cc 


Roger, the weather for your D-1+/D-7 is clear and 
visibility is very good. 


01+ 00 51 37 


c 


Very good. We're on the line, right on ... 


ok 00 51 ki 


cc 


Okay. 


04 00 53 18 


c 


We just finished off our sausage and eggs that Pete 
cooked this morning, and he's making the coffee, 
now. 


01+ 00 53 25 


cc 


Very good. Were those scrambled or over? 


01+ 00 53 28 


c 


Over easy. 


0l+ 00 53 29 


cc 


Okay. How is he as a cook? 


0l+ 00 53 37 


c 


He 1 s a pretty good cook. 


01+ 00 53 39 




How is he as an eater? 


01+ 00 53 k2 


p 


But good, but goodl 


Ok 00 53 kl 


cc 


Roger . 


01+ 00 5k 01 


p 


We got Catalina and San Clemente very clear; looks 
like San Diego and Los Angeles are clobbered in. 


01+ 00 51+ 09 


cc 


Roger. How's the weather out West today; is it 

pretty good? 


oi+ 00 51+ 16 


p 


Yes, all across the country iz is, cxoua aecu s 
right up, you know, from the Pacific right up to 
the coast. 


01+ 00 $k 21+ 


cc 


Right. How about in the southeastern U.S.; is it 
pretty clear over there or is it clouded over? 


01+ 00 5k 32 


c 


It's fairly cloudy over there. It looks like a 
lot of it will probably break up and it's about 



heavy cumulus. 



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Ok 00 5U kl CC Okay, I got some information for your D-6 on the 

carrier as soon as you complete that D-1+/7. 

Ok 00 5k *+7 C Okay. We're coming out there over the Gulf of 

California now. 

Ok 00 5I+ 59 CC Roger. Our plot beard agrees with you. 
Ok 00 55 01 P 53, no 56— 

Ok 00 55 Ok P Very good. Okay, we have White Sands in sight 

from here. 

OU 00 55 20 CC Okay, very good. I was just going to ask you to 

give me a call when you had it. 

Ok 00 55 2k P Yes. 

Ok 00 55 2k C Where is it? 

Ok 00 55 27 P Yes, dead ahead 12 o'clock. 

Ok 00 55 28 P ... is off my side. But it'll slip over to you. 

I wouldn't do anything. I wouldn't do any pulling . 
Oh, wait a minute. You're supposed to be yawed. 

01+ 00 55 36 C 10 degrees left. 

01+ 00 55 39 P No, not that much is it? 

01+ 00 55 kO C Yes. 

01+ 00 55 1+1 P Yes, you're right. See it coming up? You got it 

in sight? You see where the clouds are? 

01+ 00 55 51 C Yes. 

01+ 00 55 52 P Left of the clouds. 

01+ 00 55 53 C Oh, yes, yes, I'm yawed off a little too much. 

Ok 00 55 55 CC We're still going right along with the test on the 

ground. 

01+ 00 55 56 P Well now— 

01+ 00 55 57 C 

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383 



nk no SQ 


c 


Very good. 


nk nn m 

U4 Ul 


c 


I guess we are in pretty good shape. I'm rolled 
just a tad; that's one thing. 


04 00 56 12 


p 


Okay, what time is— lift-off is— . 


04 00 56 20 


c 


Track is on where, over on this side? 


01+ 00 56 22 


p 


Right on the far side in the middle. 


04 00 56 24 


c 


On the far side in the middle. 


o4 00 56 25 


p 


• • ■ 


04 00 56 47 


CC 


We're still GO on the ground. 


0U 00 57 06 


c 


We're tracking now. 


0U 00 57 08 


CC 


Okay, very good. We've got about 23 seconds. 


04 00 57 20 


CC 


Fifteen. 


04 00 57 23 


c 


Roger, we're right on it. 


04 00 57 24 


CC 


Very good. 2, 1, GO. Ignition. 


04 00 57 46 


p 


. . . rocket down the track. 


04 00 57 48 


c 


There it goes. We see it. 


04 00 57 52 


CC 


Okay, very good, very good. 


04 00 57 58 


c 


Bum out now. 


04 00 58 00 


c 


We're tracking right on it. 


04 00 58 02 


CC 


Very good. 

TTi~\T TO TV\T\T 

HOUblUN 


04 00 58 24 


CC 


Have any comments on that particular one? 


o4 00 58 28 


C 


Roger. We could see it visually very good. We 
were right on the money. I think, tracking there. 


04 00 58 33 


CC 


Okay. How about the water breaking? 



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Ok 00 58 37 C I could see something. I don't know if it was 

water or smoke. It probably was the water. 

Ok 00 58 kS CC Okay, fine. Are you ready for your short briefing 

on your D-6? 

01+ 00 58 kS C Roger, go ahead. 

Ok 00 58 50 CC Okay. The weather in the area is 0.2 to 0.3 cloud 

coverage, and it's getting better, and it's 
completely clear right over the carrier. 

Ok 00 59 00 C Roger. Very good. 

Ok 00 59 02 CC The carrier will be going in a very large circle 

with the DD about 1500 yards behind, right in the 
wake, trying to make the wake so you can see it. 

Ok 00 59 kl C I hope we can find them this time; we've been look- 

ing for them enough times. 

0l+ 00 59 1+6 C I figured an old Navy guy like you could find the 

carrier. 

01+ 00 59 k9 P I had the wake yesterday, but we lost it so that 

we couldn't track. 

01+ 00 59 53 CC Roger. 

0l+ 00 59 55 C The weather hasn't been too good out over the water 

there. 

0l+ 00 59 58 CC I gathered that from your comment yesterday. Today 

it looks like it should be pretty good there. 

01+ 01 00 03 C Okay, I hope so. 

01+ 01 00 05 P A lot depends on the sun angle. 

01+ 01 00 07 CC Okay. 

01+ 01 00 10 P Say, could you get a reading for me for how many 

pictures they have on this 31+01 film. 

01+ 01 00 19 CC On the 31+01? 



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385 



Ok 01 00 22 P That's right. I've made quite a few pictures now, 

and I'm afraid I might run cut. 

Ok 01 00 26 CC Okay. 

01+ 01 00 1+7 C Passed north Lake Charles. 

Ok 01 00 54 C And New Orleans. We have the Cape in sight. 

Ok 01 01 Ok CC Very good. You've got 70 frames on the 3^1. 

Ok 01 01 11 C Okay. 

Ok 01 01 12 P I got plenty left. 

01+ 01 01 13 CC Okay. 

01+ 01 02 20 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Do you have your primary 

scanners on now? 

0l+ 01 02 25 C Negative. We're on SECONDARY, 

01+ 01 02 31 CC Could you switch over to PRIMARY for a couple of 

minutes here. We'd like to get some data off of 
them. 

01+ 01 02 35 C Going to PRIMARY. That's a good idea. 

01+ 01 02 k7 CC Say again, please. 

0l+ 01 02 1+9 C I say, that's a good idea; we've been wanting 

someone to check that one. 

0l+ 01 02 51 CC Okay. 

0l+ 01 03 32 P Well, we may have a few cloud problems. 

0l+ 01 03 3^ CC Okay. 

0l+ 01 03 36 P We'll give her a good go, though, here. 

0l+ 01 03 39 CC Say again. 

01+ 01 03 1+0 P I say, we'll give it a go. 

01+ 01 03 1+2 CC Okay. 



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Ok 01 Oh 52 P Dead ahead twelve o'clock. I can see it turning, 

bigger than heck. 

Ok 01 Ok 57 P We got it in sight at this time. 

Ok 01 Ok 59 CC Roger, I knew an old carrier pilot could find the 

carrier. 

Ok 01 05 50 C Very good. 

01+ 01 05 51 P Okay, we saw him that time. 

0k 01 05 53 CC Okay. According to figures, you must have been 

just about over him when you saw him. Is that 
right? 

Ok 01 06 01 P Let's see. I'd say we were about 50 degrees 

pitch. 

01+ 01 06 05 C We got him a fair way out. 

0k 01 06 07 CC Well, very good. Okay. You got some pictures of 

him that time then. 

01+ 01 06 11 P Six of them. 

0k 01 06 12 CC Very good. 

0i+ 01 06 15 C This 35mm camera is still jamming, incidentally. 

Pete's had about four jams now over the last 
couple of days on it ... 

0l+ 01 06 27 CC Okay. Have you been able to clear the jam each 

time without any trouble? 

01+ 01 06 30 C No. He managed to get it clear, but it still 

isn't right. 

01+ 01 06 3k CC Okay. 

0l+ 01 07 07 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. If you are through with 

that experiment it would be nice if you could 
come up to around a 000 attitude or either BEF or 
SEF, so that we could get some data off your 
scanner. 

0l+ 01 07 22 C Okay, swinging around; we'll be on SEP momentarily. 

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Ok 01 07 26 CC Okay. 

Ok 01 07 ^5 CC Gemini -5, Houston. Could you read what was on the 

carrier? 

Ok 01 07 51 C I could see the carrier, but not that well. It 

took up about maybe a tenth of the picture frame . . . 

Ok 01 08 10 CC Okay, I think we're getting LOS. 

BERMUDA 

0l+ 01 08 53 CC Gemini-5, are you still reading Houston? 
Ok 01 09 01 C Go ahead, Houston. 

Ok 01 09 02 CC I just wondered if we still had voice contact with 

you. Did you ever get up to SEP or any level 
attitude? 

Ok 01 09 08 C Yes, we* re coming there slowly right now. We're 

just staying at PULSE so we don't use too much 
fuel. 

Ok 01 09 13 CC Roger. 

Ok 01 09 15 CC Okay. If we don't get this in over this pass, when 

you're over one of the stations that has T/M, it 
might be a good idea to sort of fork off in a zero- 
zero attitude, adjust so the horizon scanners are 
locked on so that we can get about a minute's 
worth of data. 

Ok 01 09 31 C Okay. Maybe— 

6k 01 09 35 C You should have gotten some data as we crossed the 

coast of Florida, because we were still 000 then. 

Ok 01 09 1+2 CC Okay. Very good. 

Ok 01 09 51 C Okay. We're approaching 000 now. 

Ok 01 09 55 CC Okay. Very good. 

OU 01 19 13 P I'd like to report the transmitter time right now, 

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Ok 01 19 1+9 C That's the end of the first measurement. Give me 

a mark when commencing the second measurement. 

CARNARVON 

Ok 01 50 10 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

Ok 01 50 12 C Roger. Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

Ok 01 50 13 CC Roger. Be advised you have a medical pass on 

the Pilot at Hawaii. Your acquisition time is 
16 hours 15 minutes. 

Ok 01 50 2k C Roger, l6:15. 

Ok 01 50 27 CC Roger, and are you GO for Sequence k23 Baker? 
04 01 50 33 C Roger, we are. 

Ok 01 51 32 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Things are GO on the ground; 

we're standing by. 

Ok 01 51 36 C Okay. Very good. You might pass the word on back 

at Mission Control Center that I lined everything 
up carefully, very carefully, and I got the primary 
scanner on and— pitched us down to about 30 to 35 
degrees. We're in — 

HAWAII 

Ok 02 15 kS CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We copy your oral temp. 

You can start your blood pressure. 

Ok 02 15 53 C Okay. 

Ok 02 16 03 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is 

full-scale. 

Ok 02 16 47 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark 

when you begin your exercise. 

Ok 02 16 50 C Roger. 

04 02 16 51 C MARK. 

Ok 02 17 36 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Full-scale here. 

Ok 02 18 13 CC Now we have a good blood pressure. Standing by 

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0l+ 02 18 25 P Roger. The Pilot's drunk 20 pounds 12 ounces. 

Last meal was 13 at 04:10:00:00, and I logged 
about 6 hours of sleep last night. 

0k 02 18 1+8 CC You had 6 hours sleep last night? 

Ok 02 18 51 P Yes, in pieces. 

Ok 02 18 52 CC Roger. 

Ok 02 18 58 CC Okay, that's fine. Thank you, Gemini-5. Hawaii 

Surgeon out. 

Ok 02 19 07 CC Gemini-5 > Hawaii CAP COM. 

0l+ 02 19 10 C Go ahead, Hawaii CAP COM, 

Ok 02 19 11 CC Roger. We'd like to know your status for 1+23 

Bravo . 

Ok 02 19 Ik C We're GO on 1+23 Bravo. 

Ok 02 19 16 CC Roger. We're continuing to count; however, there's 

high cirrus clouds, may move into the area. 

0l+ 02 19 21 C Okay. 

Ok 02 19 23 CC Would you place your OAMS Heater Switch to OFF. 
Ok 02 19 29 P Roger. OAMS Heater Switch to OFF. 

Ok 02 20 09 CC We're still counting on time. 
Ok 02 20 12 CC Okay? 

CALIFORNIA 

Ok 02 25 16 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. Over. 
0l+ 02 25 19 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

OU 02 25 22 CC Roger, we're still going along fine on 1+23 Bravo. 

There's a low deck of scattered clouds at about 
500 feet. It extends down to the south and west 
and is probably the stuff blown in off the water. 
There's a high deck of cirrus, broken cirrus, at 
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clearing off, though, so there's at least a 50 
percent chance of it being clear. 

(A 02 25 1+9 C Roger. We're in position, ready to go. 

Ok 02 25 53 CC Okay. 

0l+ 02 26 2k CC We're still on schedule, Gemini-5. 

Ok 02 26 27 C Roger. 

01+ 02 26 kk P I can see an airplane to the south of us down 

there contrailing just bigger than heck. 

01+ 02 26 1+9 CC Roger. 

04 02 27 10 CC One minute. 

01+ 02 27 12 C Roger. 

01+ 02 27 55 C The weather's going to be good, all right? 

01+ 02 27 58 CC Understand the weather's going to be good. 

01+ 02 28 00 C Right, breaking up very nicely. 

01+ 02 28 03 CC Okay, we've got about 1+ seconds. 

0l+ 02 28 05 C Roger. 

01+ 02 28 11 CC Ignition. 

0l+ 02 28 17 CC It's on its way. 

01+ 02 28 19 P We have it, Flight. 

01+ 02 28 21 CC Very good. 

01+ 02 28 51 CC He's tracking right on our course. 

01+ 02 29 19 CC Second stage. 

01+ 02 29 22 P Say again. 

0l+ 02 29 23 CC Second stage. 

01+ 02 29 1+0 C You can't do this in Pulse Mode. 

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Ok 02 29 k3 CC You can't do it in Pulse - is that right? 

Ok 02 29 45 C That's right. 

04 02 29 k6 CC Okay. 

TEXAS 

Ok 02 31 16 CC Have you completed your tracking yet? 

ok o? ?l 18 P No. We never did, Gordo never did get on him. 

W J never caught up with him once we saw him. 



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0k 02 31 23 CC Okay. 

ok 0? -M 25 CC You know have flown for 98 hours and 31 minutes 
Ok 02 31 25 00 ^ 3Q seconds . And let me be the first to con- 
gratulate you on setting a new American record 
for manned spacecraft. 

Ok 02 31 38 C Thank you. 

Ok 02 31 39 P ri,hank you - 

Ok 02 31 IH CC Listen, I've got seme other things for you, too, 
04 02 31 ^ k ere< ' We , d 1Ike t0 ^w how you're keeping track 

of your water. Are you assuming that one gulp is 

1 ounce? 

nk o? ^1 52 C That's right. We calibrate our gulps. Our gulps 

Ok 02 31 52 ^ e appropriately 25 cc's or approximately 1 ounce. 

Ok 02 31 59 CC Okay, fine. And then you're assuming that the 
Ok 02 31 W ^ an ^» t Qf water that yQU ^ in with tne food s 

what's called for on the bag. Is that correct? 
0^ 02 32 05 C That's right. 

ok 02 ^2 06 CC Okay, we need this pretty accurately because we're 
Ok 02 32 Ob 00 ^y, ^ ^ check ^ f(iel cell output> 

Ok 02 32 13 C Okay. 

Ok 02 32 Ik CC Are these gulps any larger than the ones you're 

using on the ground, Gordo? 

0^ 02 32 21 P I think we've probably been underestimating slightly. 

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You think you're drinking a little more than you're 
estimating, is that right? y 

Sort of think so. 

I kind of think so. I think the gulps may be a 
little larger than the amount on the ground 

Okay, because of the higher pressure? 



Right. 
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*en you do this S-7, we'd like to know in which 
££ S m "5 ^ whe ^abouts the parUcu- 

eSuS! 31163 t0 take PictUres of the ^ 

04 02 33 02 P okay we'll do it going in the orbital plane-I 

thmk is the best-and we'll pitch down 90? 

04 02 33 12 CC Okay^ Just after you've taken the pictures let 

craxt to that particular spot. 
04 02 33 19 C Okay. 

04 02 33 21 CC I^ llta to mlM you that we want to purge 

both fuel cells before you power down. And when 
you do power down we'd like to have you tu7n y oi 
Horizon Scanners OFF also. We'd like to ge? iHn 
a pretty low power configuration. 

04 02 33 32 C Okay. 

04 02 33 48 CC feather for your next D-6 still looks very 
04 02 33 54 C Okay. 

04 02 34 04 CC I migbt add here that we , ve had gome 

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the windows yesterday, so I wouldn't worry about 
that any longer. I can give you an explanation 
if you're interested. 

04 02 3k 17 C Okay. We can get it from you later. 

Ok 02 3k 18 CC Okay. 

Ok 02 3k 31 P Now we're passing right over the top of you, right 

now. 

Ok 02 3k 3k CC Just a second. I'll run out. 

Ok 02 3k 38 CC You know we ought to put a glass ceiling in here 

so we can look up and see you. 

OU 02 3^ k2 P Yes. 

0k 02 3k k$ CC How's the weather down here today? 

Ok 02 3^ 52 C I saw some thunderstorms back there. 

Ok 02 3k 55 CC Koger. 

Ok 02 3^ 58 C A big one down there by Lake Charles. 

Ok 02 37 19 P Okay, Him. The only thunderstorms in Florida are 

right at the very tip and we're just about to pass 
over them now. !Ehey're all the way down by Key 
West. 

OU 02 37 28 CC Okay, very good. 
Ok 02 37 ^9 CC Gemini-5» Houston. 
Ok 02 37 51 P Go ahead. 

Ok 02 37 52 CC I was talking to Jane this morning, Pete, and she 

said to tell you everything's going along fine. 
She's having a nice time on the ground and hopes 
you're having a nice time in the air. 

Ok 02 38 00 P Oh. Thank you very much. 

Ok 02 38 U7 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We have another 3 °r k minutes. 

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Oh 02 38 52 P Okay. We got the thunderstorm pictures and we're 

just taking some more photographs of Cuba. 

Oh 02 38 59 CC Okay. 

Oh 02 39 03 C Just scenic shots. 

Oh 02 39 21 CC Gemini-5, Houston. How— what's the thunderstorm 

situation across the southern United States? 

Oh 02 39 29 P Well, there was some. I didn't see them in the 

western part because we were recovering from having 
turned around BEF following the California track- 
ing, but just as we came over Galveston there I 
saw one just north of Houston, and then one about 
Lake Charles and then it gets better. And there 
were none at Florida until you got all the way 
down to Key West. 

Oh 02 39 5^ CC Roger. 

Oh 02 39 56 CC How are they out over the ocean there? Are there 

any at all out there? 

Oh 02 39 59 P Oh yes, there's quite a few out here today. 

Oh 02 1*0 02 CC Okay. 

Oh 02 ho 33 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston Surgeon. Pete, can you 

tell me something about this interference with 
sleep that you were reporting last night? Is this 
just due to the fact that Gordo has activities 
that require him to move around in the spacecraft? 
Is it just the movement of the other guy? 

Oh 02 h0 52 P That HF check where you' re transmitting every 5 

minutes for an hour and a half doesn't help the 
other guy when he's sleeping. 

Oh 02 1*0 58 CC Okay. You're hearing everything he says, even? 

Are you wearing the headset? 

Oh 02 hi 00 P Actually, there have been several things scheduled 

where both guys had to participate during one or 
the other's sleep period. 

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Ok 02 kl 13 C ... I can't purge the fuel cells from my side, so 

I have to wake Pete up to purge the fuel cells 
because I can't reach the switches from here and 
I can't bring up the platform here without crawling 
all over him with the swizzle stick and then light- 
ing the light over on his side. Things like that 
just cause a lot of interference. 

Ok 02 kl 32 CC Okay, fine, Gordo. We'll try and do some talking 

down here with Jerry and see if we can't wiggle 
this flight plan around some. 

Ok 02 k2 27 CC Gemini-5> Houston. 

Ok 02 1+2 29 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

Ok 02 k2 32 CC What do you think about the HP check from the 

ground to the spacecraft? Do you think that'll 
bother you? I don't imagine it would, would it? 

Ok 02 k2 38 C No, that wouldn't bother. 

Ok 02 k2 kO CC Okay. 

Ok 02 k2 I4-5 CC I'll try to go over some of these things with the 

Flight Planner before I leave today, Gordo. 

Ok 02 k2 k9 C Okay. I think they're just kind of loading down 

some of those night periods with things that are 
really preventing sleep pretty much. 

Ok 02 k2 58 CC Okay. I think I know what you mean by the 

swizzle stick and getting the IGS power on and 
those kind of things. 

Ok 02 43 04 C Roger. 

Ok 02 k$ 06 P Yes. That old platform business last night kept 

us both going for awhile. 

Ok 02 k3 10 CC What did you have the platform up for last night? 

Ok 02 k3 13 P We never did get it up. We decided against it. 

But talking to Houston about it last night with 
what they wanted us to do, we had poor communica- 
tions and one thing and another. That made up an 
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Ok 02 h3 25 CC Oh, Roger, I know what you're talking about. Okay. 

We'll get that straightened out, Pete. Yes, we're 
working on that now, Pete. 

Ok 02 k3 35 P Okay. 

CARNARVON 



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Roger, Carnarvon. Gemini-5 reading you loud and 
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Roger. I have a Flight Plan update when you're 
ready to copy. 


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Oh 03 25 21 C Okay, ready to copy. 

Oh 03 25 2h CC Title HF; 18:00:00, Sequence No. OU. Remarks, 

begin test at 19:25:00. This is HF Test starting 
right after Hawaii's LOS. Next item S-7, Sierra 7, 
19:U4:02. Sequence No. 03. Pitch down 90. Next 
item is S-7, 21:09:50, Sequence No. 03. Pitch 
down 90 • Storm Doreen. Did you copy? 

Oh 03 26 hh C Roger, we got those three. 

Oh 03 26 h6 CC Okay, that's all the Flight Plan update. The PLA 

medical pass on the Command Pilot over Hawaii, 
their AOS time is 17:51. 

Oh 03 27 00 C Okay. 

0l+ 03 27 01 CC Okay, and next we've got a FLA. update when you're 

ready to copy. 

Just a second. 

Ready to copy. 

Roger. Area 65-k, 20:^5:lB, 12 plus 10, 18 plus 06, 
Area 66-3, 22:02:46, Ik plus 21, 19 plus 31. 
Area 67-3, 23:38:00, 13 plus 09, IB plus hi. 

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Area 68-3. This is the 5th day. 01:12;kh, 
12 plus l6, 18 plus 00. Area 69 Delta, 02:05:50, 
20 plus 14, 25 plus 03. Area 70 Delta, 03:39^3, 
19 plus 31, 2k plus 13. Weather is good in all 
areas except 66-3 and 67-3. Weather is marginal. 
Do you copy? 

Ok 03 29 U9 P Got them all. 

0k 03 29 50 CC Very good. 

0U 03 30 01 CC Everything looks good here; standing by. 

Ok 03 30 Ok P Our status is Green up here. 

0^ 03 30 06 CC Roger. 

Ok 03 31 20 CC We have your Quantity Read and ECS 0 2 . We have a 

good readout on ground. 

6k 03 31 26 C Okay, fine. 

HAWAII 

Ok 03 51 kS CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We copy your oral temp. 

You can start your blood pressure. 

Ok 03 52 12 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon, and your cuff is 

full-scale. 

Ok 03 52 k7 CC We have good blood pressure. Give me a mark on 

your exercise. 

01+ 03 52 51 C Roger. 

Ok 03 53 12 C ... now. 

OU 03 53 k$ C Ending exercise, now. 

Ok 03 53 51 CC Roger. 

01+ 03 53 06 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Cuff is full-scale. 

Ok 03 5I4- 51 CC We have good blood pressure. Standing by for your 

water and sleep report. 

Ok 03 55 15 CC Standing by for water. 

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Oh 03 55 16 C Wo sleep since last night when I report on that. 

Water report: I have got 21 pounds and 13 ounces 
of water, plus I was just eating — in the process 
of eating now, which I have added to that. 

Oh 03 55 3h CC You are in the process of eating now. What meal 

would that be? 

Oh 03 55 h3 C Just a second here. 

Oh 03 55 h8 c It's IB. 

Oh 03 55 50 CC Roger. Understand 21 pounds 13 ounces, no sleep 

since last. night and eating IB. 

Oh 03 55 55 C Roger. 

Oh 03 55 58 CC Thank you. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

03 56 01 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. On this HF Test we're 
going to stop it for about 10 minutes over the 
States and we'll resume the test at 18:1^:00. 

Oh 03 56 13 C Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

Oh Oh Oh 01 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 
04 04 Oil 04 C Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

Oh Oh Oh 09 CC How are you doing? 
Oh Oh Oh 10 C Roger. Doing fine. 

Oh Oh Oh 13 CC Okay. You are looking good here on the ground. 

I'd like a readout of your OAMS propellant quantity, 
pressure and temperature, please. 

Oh Oh Oh 18 C Roger. OAMS propellant quantity is 20 percent. 

Temperature is 75 degrees, and pressure is 100 
and— 1350. 

Oh Oh Oh 1+5 CC Say again the pressure. 
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0^ Ok Ok k$ CC Roger. I copy that. Thank you. I will be stand- 
ing by if you need anything else. 

Ok Ok Ok 5k C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

TEXAS 

Ok Ok 07 10 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

Ok Ok 07 13 C Roger, Houston. Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

Ok Ok 07 l6 CC Roger. I have some information here for you that 

I'd like to read up to you. One is the map and 
star updates. Ready to copy? 

Ok Ok 07 25 C Wait one second here and we will be. 

Ok Ok 07 27 CC Okay. While you're getting ready, I've got 

some questions. Can you tell me if the Command 
Pilot is doing the M-9 with the left or the right 
eyepiece? 

Ok Ok 07 37 C With the right eyepiece. 

Ok Ok 07 39 CC Okay. I'd also like to know if each pilot is 

getting five readings when you do the M-9 experi- 
ment. 

Ok Ok 07 50 CC Okay. 

Ok Ok 07 53 C They've always been the same. 

Ok Ok 07 5I+ CC Okay. Have you been able to get successive S-6 

pictures on successive passes over the same 
particular piece of weather? 

Ok Ok 08 07 C There are two or three times when we have. 

Ok Ok 08 10 CC Very good. 

0^4- Ok 08 Ik CC Can you give us a film and voice tape report on 

what you have taken and what you have left? 

OU 0l+ 08 23 C We've got lots of voice tapes yet. We haven't 

used much of it. We're on our fifth voice 
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Ok Ok 08 35 CC You say you have 10 left? 
Ok Ok 08 37 C We have 18 left. 

Ok Ok 08 39 CC 18 left. Roger. 
Ok Ok 08 kl P You've taken 2-F. 

Ok Ok 08 1+5 C We've used two full 70mm film magazines plus about 

one- third of another one. 

01+ 01+ 08 56 P On the D-6 pictures on the 3^01, we've probably 

taken 50 or 60 pictures now. I'd have to add it 
up. But that's the only one that we'd be low on. 
The 8*4+3 we've got plenty left. Probably 55 
pictures left, and on the 3*+01 I think we probably 
have 50 pictures left. 

Ok Ok 09 22 CC Okay. And you've taken two full 70mm film packs 

plus one- third of another one. 

0*+ 0*+ 09 30 P That's correct. We completed S-l. We're still 

on our first l6mm camera package. We've got three 
of those left. 

01+ 0l+ 09 1+2 CC Okay. You've got three l6mm packs left. 
0l+ 0l+ 09 1+9 C We've got a question for you. 

01+ 01+ 09 50 CC Okay. 

Ok Ok 09 51 C We're in the middle of this HF Test now and the 

write-up of the HF Test calls to be stabilized in 
Horizon Scan. 

01+ 0l+ 10 01 CC Roger. 

0l+ 0l+ 10 02 C Is it desirous to use our last horizon scanner for 

an HF pass like this? 

0l+ 01+ 10 08 CC Ho, you can go ahead and just hold your attitude 

using the Pulse Mode, Gordo, and just make sure 
that you stay near the zero roll and zero pitch 
attitude. 

01+ 01+ 10 20 C Okay. 

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Ok Ok 10 28 CC Gemini-5, we'd also like to have you keep your 

power level down so that we don't use up too ranch 
of the reactants. 

Ok Ok 10 38 C Roger. We're completely powered down now, 

01+ Ok 10 k2 CC Okay, very good. 

Ok Ok 10 k& P We're ready for the map update. 

Ok Ok 10 50 CC Okay. Ready for the map update, here it comes. 

Time for both the map and star update is 
06:17:36:22. The map update is 13^.0 degrees east 
for Rev 63. The star update is 0:l6:4l. 

Ok Ok 11 26 P Roger on the star update. 

Oil Ok 11 28 CC Okay. Dr. Berry would like to talk to you here for 

a couple of minutes. 

Ok Ok 11 32 CC Gordo and Pete, you've had 100 hours 11 minutes and 

35 seconds now, and we'd just like to tell you that 
all the data that we're seeing down here, it looks 
really excellent. All the rates and the pressures 
are still well within normal ranges; no abnormal 
changes at all. We think you're doing beautifully 
as far as water intake is concerned. We're de- 
lighted with this. The food seems to be going 
okay, too, and we do feel that you still need to 
keep pushing on that sleep, and I guess you feel 
the same way, and we're going to try and help with 
that. Are you still comfortable as far as the 
spacecraft is concerned or are you having any more 
times when you feel cool? 

Ok Ok 12 13 C Every time we are powered down at night it gets 

pretty cool in here, but we'll overcome that some 
way. 

Ok Ok 12 20 CC Very good. Listen, Pete, we have checked on this 

cuff business and we feel that you just run out of 
gas. So what we'd like for you to do is to turn 
that switch off and then, if you desire, at your 
option, depending on how much bother you're having 
with the cuffs, you may try and remove those cuffs, 
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04 04 12 51 P Okay. I'm going to try and take them off because 

when the heat load is up you sweat around the legs 
and that makes them itch right there, very badly, 
and as long as it's not running, it's not doing me 
any good. 

Ok Ok 13 04 CC That's right, Pete, and I think you ought to— if 

you are going to — you can cut — feel free to cut 
through the cuffs if you want. Just be careful 
when you're using the scissors there. 

Ok Ok 13 16 P Okay. Well, I've been out of the harness once 

already and back in again, so I can get them off 
all right. I'm not worried about that. 

04 04 13 23 CC Okay, fine. Well, let's try that. I think you 

ought to get them off. It will be a lot more 
comfortable. It's still going to give good data, 
Pete, because we feel that with the—it's still 
going to give us some comparison with the four 
days that we've had. 

04 04 13 36 P Okay, sorry it has run out of air. We heard it 

running two or three times back during test time 
and told them about it. Nobody seemed to pay 
much attention to it, so I guess it's been leaking 
now. 

04 04 13 47 CC Oh boy. We need a new gas supply. You might 

breathe on it awhile. 

04 04 13 58 C Are you still there, Chuck? 

04 04 14 00 CC Yes sir. 

04 04 14 02 C One of the problems on this sleep cycle here that- 

some of our sleep cycles have been falling during 
the normal East Coast daytime cycle. 

04 04 14 14 CC Roger. Okay. 

04 04 14 16 C ... sleepy then. We were a little bit— you know, 

you just don't go to sleep very easily then. 
Whereas during the Cape nighttime cycle, we always 
seem to get sleepy. 

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now, Gordo, as the days go on? Is it easier to 
go to sleep during the nap periods or not? 

Ok Ok Ik 36 C Oh, I don't think we've ever had trouble with the 

nap period. We power down for those periods of 
30 or kO minutes several times during the day and 
get little naps, but for the long sleep periods 
we really had trouble getting any length— you 
know, lengthy sleep. 

Ok Ok Ik 50 CC Okay. We'll check these times out pretty carefully 

with Jerry. Both Jim and I want to do that after 
the shift today and we'll try and get something 
worked out on this Flight Plan and on the sleep 
times with him. 

Ok Ok 15 Ok C Yes, well that was the big thing. On the longer 

sleep period there are just too many interferences 
where you just couldn't settle down and sleep. 

Ok Ok 15 13 CC I think we've got that squared away now, Gordo. 

Ok Ok 15 15 C Okay. Real fine. 

Ok Ok 15 19 P We still look good up here. No problems. 

Ok Ok 15 23 CC Very good. We're going to keep it that way for the 

rest of the time now. 

Ok Ok 15 28 C We feel lots better since we got our suits off, 

but . . . 

Ok Ok 15 3k CC Which suit? 

Ok Ok 15 kk CC You want to check my pulse rate? 
Ok Ok 15 51 CC Gordo, tell Pete about ... 
Ok Ok 15 53 C Yes. 

HAWAII 

Ok 05 27 16 CC Gemini-5 > Hawaii CAP COM. 
Ok 05 27 18 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 

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of experiments that you have completed today. 
We'd like you to relay them to Guaymas. 

Ok 05 27 30 C Okay. 

Oh 05 27 31 CC And if you don't get all of them to Guaymas, you 

can relay them to the CSQ on the next revolution. 

04 05 27 37 C Okay, fine. 

01+ 05 27 5h C Hawaii, Gemini-5 here. 

01+ 05 27 57 CC Go ahead. 

01+ 05 27 58 C Roger. We completed all the experiments that were 

assigned for today except one portion of 1+10 
Charlie, D-5/D-7, If 10 Charlie. 

01+ 05 28 11 CC Roger. 

01+ 05 28 12 C ... were deleted by the time we got there for one 

reason or another. Due to weather. 

Oh 05 28 18 CC Okay. 

01+ 05 28 19 C All that were assigned, we completed. 

01+ 05 28 21 CC Okay. 

GUMMAS 

Oh 05 37 33 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

01+ 05 37 37 C Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

0*+ 05 37 39 CC Okay, you* re looking good here on the ground. 

How are you doing? 

01+ 05 37 hi C Roger. Doing fine; everything is Green here. 

Oh 05 37 h3 CC Okay, I'd like the amount of time left on your 

D-1+/D-7 experiment recorder. 

Oh 05 37 58 C Stand by just one minute. 

01+ 05 38 00 CC Okay. 



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04 05 38 13 C Roger. 16 minutes time left on it. 

Ok 05 38 16 CC What did you say, l6 minutes, Gordo? 
Ok 05 38 19 C That's affirmative. 

04 05 38 20 CC Okay, did you complete D-6 134-08, and the time 

on that was 04:11:55:55? 

Ok 05 38 3k C What was the time on that again? 

Ok 05 38 35 CC Okay, it was the 4th day, 11:55:55- 

04 05 38 52 C Okay, let me look it up in our D-6 log. I have it 

here that we did, but let me doublecheck it. 

04 05 38 56 CC Okay. 

04 05 39 36 C Negative, we didn't; we didn't complete that one. 

04 05 39 40 CC Okay, thanks very much. 

04 05 39 50 C Just a minute - we did get 134, though, 15:04:40, 

and the 4th day. 

04 05 39 59 CC On the 4th day, all right. 

04 05 40 12 C We didn't get it first time but we got it today. 

04 05 40 15 CC Say again. 

04 05 40 17 C We didn't get that one the first time, but we did 

get it today. 

04 05 40 20 CC Okay. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
04 06 42 28 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

04 06 42 33 C Roger, CSQ, Gemini-5. Read you loud and clear. 

04 06 42 37 CC Roger. ... GO on the ground and I have some 

information on a tropical storm that they'd like 
you to look at. Over. 



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Ok 06 kS kk C Okay. We're GO here. Just a minute, let me get 

my . . . copy. 

Oil 06 43 42 C Okay, we're here. Eeady to copy. 

Oh 06 43 4 5 CC Roger. Weather Bureau estimates tropical storm 

Doreen 200, that's 200 nautical miles left of 
course SEF. Closest approach time 21:0Q:1Q Thev 
would like to know the time and distance to the 
eye of the storm when you estimate that you are 
at closest approach. Over. 

04 06 44 19 C Okay The time . . . estimated distance to the eye 

of the storm. Is that affirmative? 

04 06 44 26 CC Roger. They'd like the time and the estimated 

distance. Over. 

04 06 44 30 C Okay, fine. 

04 06 44 50 C Okay, I've got that. 

04 06 44 52 CC CSQ. 

04 06 44 55 C 

04 06 45 18 C Was there anything else, CSQ? 

04 06 45 21 CC CSQ has nothing further. We're standing by. 

04 06 45 24 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

04 06 46 01 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 

04 06 46 04 C Go ahead, CSQ. 

04 06 46 06 CC Roger. You can open your OAMS Heater circuit 

breaker now. 

04 06 46 10 C Okay. Open OAMS Heater circuit breaker. 

04 06 46 13 CC Be advised that you are showing up visually, 

bright and clear again today. 

04 06 46 18 C Roger. Very good. 

04 06 46 28 C Roger. QAM3 Heater circuit breaker is open already. 

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407 



Ok 06 


46 


33 


cc 


CSQ, Roger. 


Ok 06 


47 


00 


c 


... over you on that pass. 


Ok 06 


47 


04 


cc 


Say again, please. 


Ok 06 


47 


06 


c 


Did we come directly over you on that pass? 


Ok 06 


kl 


08 


cc 


60 degrees elevation angle. 


ok 06 


k7 


11 


c 


Roger . 

HAWAII 


04 07 


01 


01 


cc 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


Ok 07 


01 


04 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini- 5. 


04 07 


01 


06 


cc 


Roger. All systems are GO. 


Ok 07 


01 


09 


c 


Roger. It's good up here. 


04 07 


02 


09 


cc 


I've got a map and star update for you when you're 
ready to copy. 


04 07 


02 


14 


c 


Okay. Go ahead. 


04 07 


02 


16 


cc 


Time is 22:04:19. 


04 07 


02 


21 


c 


Okay. 


04 07 


02 


23 


cc 


Under Remarks, 65.5 degrees east longitude. 
Revolution 66. 


04 07 


02 


32 


c 


Okay. 


04 07 


02 


33 


cc 


The stars are the same time under Remarks 00:04:23 


Ut u / 


rio 
\jd 


^3 




Roger. I've got that. 


04 07 


02 


47 


c 


Thank you very much. 


04 07 


02 


49 


cc 


Roger . 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


04 07 


23 


11 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 



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o4 07 


23 


14 


c 


RKV . Gfami m' 


04 07 


Cm J 


17 


cc 


RoffPT*- Wp'fl 1 *i lcp "to firp*fc vmiT P>f5"h"i7nft*ho rs-P -J-Vie time 

ilugci • II c u 1 1 n c v\J tZ>^ JrUUA cdwUIJquq VI UUC *' 1 lilt— 

of closest approach and the distance to the eye of 
the storm Doreen. 


04 07 


23 


25 


c 


Roger. I estimate the eye of the storm was 250 

nautical mi Ips to thp 1 pft trP rnir omiriio A+ +>io 

time of closest approach it was 21:09:30. 


o4 07 


23 


40 


cc 


Roger. I copy. 


ok 07 


23 


42 


c 


And pass on to MCC that I got both S-7 photographs 
etna. n earner xsuxeau pno XfOgrapns ox x & • uv6r » 










ftoger. _L unaers uana. 


Oil 07 


2k 


04 




udiu.ni— p ) we a. xus.e ior you no cycxe xnrougn your 
Quantity Read Switch. You don't need to give us 


04 07 


24 


11 


c 


Okay. 


04 07 


24 


25 


cc 


Hold it on this one for a moment. 


ok 07 


24 


27 


c 


All right. 


(A 07 


24 


^9 


cc 


Okay. Fuel Cell Hydrogen. 


ok 07 


25 


10 


cc 


Gemini-5, you may turn the switch to the OFF 

T>n^i "hi fin 


o4 07 


25 


16 


cc 


Thank you. 


04 07 


25 


17 


c 


Roger . 


04 07 


25 


21 


cc 


All systems look real good here on the ground. We 
have nothing else for you this pass. We'll be 
standing by. 


04 07 


25 


27 


c 


Okay, fine. How's your weather doing? 


04 07 


25 


29 


cc 


It looks real good down here. The seas are real 
calm and clear. 


04 07 


25 


33 


c 


Good. 



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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



04 08 


18 


04 


CC 


Gemini- 5, CSQ CAP COM. 


Ok 08 


18 


08 


p 


This is Gemini-5. Go ahead, CSQ. 


04 08 


18 


11 


CC 


Roger. We have you GO on the ground, and we'd 
like to remind you that you have a Cabin Lighting 
Survey at Hawaii at heads-up attitude. 


04 08 


18 


21 


p 


This is Gemini-5, Roger. We're GO up here. 


04 08 


18 


26 


CC 


CSQ has nothing further. We're standing by. 


Ok 08 


18 


29 


p 


« a • 

HAWAII 


oh 08 


36 


10 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


oh 08 


36 


14 


p 


Hello, Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go. 


Oh 08 


36 


17 


CC 


Roger. We've got you Green from the ground. How 
are you doing? 


Oh 00 


36 


21 


p 


Green up here. 


04 08 


36 


48 


CC 


Would you cycle your Quantity Read Switch to Fuel 
Cell 0 2 . 


04 08 


37 


21 


CC 


Fuel Cell Hg. 


04 08 


38 


15 


CC 


Be advised your orbit is 106.9 by 164.2 and your 
orbit lifetime is 14-1/2 days from now. 


04 08 


38 


27 


p 


Get serious. 


04 08 


38 


33 


p 


Roger. Give me the — what was it, 164 — 


04 08 


38 


36 


CC 


It was 106.9 by 164.2. 


04 08 


38 


44 


p 


Okay. Thank you. 


04 08 


38 


57 


p 


How's the weather down there today? 


04 08 


39 


00 


CC 


Real nice. The sun is shining. 



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1+10 



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Oil 08 


39 


03 


CC 


Real nice. The sun is shining. 


oi+ 08 


39 


06 


P 


We haven't been able to pick up the islands yet. 
We're drifting slightly. 


01+ 08 


39 


Ik 


CC 


How are you doing on that Cabin Lighting Survey? 


oi+ o8 


39 


16 


P 


Okay. I'm working on it right now. 
ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


0l+ 08 


56 


58 


P 


» * * 


0l+ 08 


57 


00 


CC 


Roger. We have nothing for you this pass. All 
systems look good on the ground. 


01+ 08 


57 


05 


P 


Okay. Want us to go through the . . . read for you, 
or do you need it? 


01+ 08 


57 


11 


cc 


Negative. I don't believe we need it this time. 
Thank you. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


01+ 09 


53 


k9 


cc 


Gtemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 


oU 09 


53 


53 


c 


This is Gemini- 5, go ahead CSQ. 


oi+ 09 


53 


57 


cc 


Roger. We have you go on the ground and we'd like 
to remind you that you have a medical data pass at 
the RKV acquisition time 00:31:25. Do you copy? 


oi+ 09 


5* 


11 


c 


Roger. 


oi+ 09 


54 


19 


cc 


CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 


Ol+ 09 


57 


03 


c 


» • • 


nil OQ 




JO 


CP 


uemini-p, ^oy,, you were not readable, say again. 


oi+ 09 


57 


17 


c 


Roger, I just said we're getting a good look at 
Japan right now. It's some of the best weather 
we've ever had. 


04 09 


57 


25 


cc 


Roger. Copy. 


01+ 09 


57 


27 


c 


It's very pretty down there. 



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1+11 



HAWAII 

Ok 10 10 1+5 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

01+ 10 10 50 C Hello, Hawaii, Gemini-5, go ahead. 

0l+ 10 10 53 CC Roger. Would you give me a readout on ECS O2 

tank temperature please? 

01+ 10 11 Ok C Roger. ECS 0 2 , I don't have a temperature. 

01+ 10 11 15 CC Roger. 

01+ 10 11 18 P Would you check and find out when our next fuel 

cell purge is due please? 

0l+ 10 11 27 CC 01:00:00, you won't be over a site. 

01+ 10 11 33 P Say again. 

0l+ 10 11 31+ CC 01:00:00, purge Sections 1 and 2; you won't be 

over a site. 

01+ 10 11 1+2 P Okay. 

OU 10 11 56 P You want FC 0 2 and FC H 2 ? 

01+ 10 12 02 CC Negative. 

0l+ 10 12 59 CC Would you confirm your ECS 0 2 heater circuit breaker 

is off, or switch is off. 

0l+ 10 13 07 P Roger. It's off. 

Oh 10 13 08 CC Okay. 

0l+ 10 13 09 C It's venting, it looks like. 

0l+ 10 13 24 CC We're about a minute from LOS. 

0l+ 10 13 27 P Roger. We're Green here. 

0l+ 10 13 29 CC Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

03 10 31 1+0 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV. We have a valid temperature. 

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Standing by for your blood pressure. 

Ok 10 32 13 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV Surgeon. Your cuff is full- 
scale. 

04 10 32 35 CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon. We have a good pressure. 

Give me a mark when you start your exercise, 
please. 

04 10 32 42 P Stand by. MARK. 

04 10 33 26 CC Geraini-5, RKV Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

Oh 10 3h 10 CC Gemini-5, RKV Surgeon. We have a good blood 

pressure. Standing by for your water report. 

Oh 10 3k 20 P Roger. This is the Pilot and I've had 22 pounds 

of water, got a full 2 hours nap and I just polished 
off Meal 1C at 04:22:00:00 plus some extra goodies 
we had left lying around. 

04 10 34 45 CC That was Meal 1C? 

04 10 34 47 P That's affirmative. 

04 10 34 49 CC Roger, thank you, and back to our CAP COM. 

04 10 34 54 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM* All systems are 

good on the ground. 

04 10 34 58 C Gemini-5, GO up here. 

04 10 35 00 CC Roger. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
04 11 27 39 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

04 11 27 42 P CSQ, Gemini-5. We hear you loud and clear. Our 

status is Green. 

04 11 27 4? CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground also. I have 

a map update. Are you ready to copy? 

04 11 27 56 P Ready to copy. 

04 11 27 58 CC Roger. Map 02:32:13. Longitude 3 degrees west, 

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Rev 69, Star 02:32:13, OO-36-OO. 



04 ll 


28 


35 


p 


Roger . 


oh ll 


28 


37 


cc 


Also be advised that the RKV Pass 68 will be UHF 
6 Tiass Over. 


U*f -LX 


PR 


U8 


p 




Oh 11 


28 


56 


CC 


Gemini-5, I'd like to get a fuel cell purge status 
when you have time. 


04 11 


29 


01 


P 


Roger. We were purged at 01:00, 


04 11 


29 


07 


or 1 


Copy. 


04 11 


29 


15 


CC 


CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 


04 11 


29 


19 


P 


This is Gemini-5. Standing by. 
ROSE KNOT VICTOR 




07 


OP 


CC 


G^mi ni -5 . RKV CAP COM. Coinm check, how do vou 
read? 


04 12 


07 


05 


C 


Roger. I read you loud and clear. We're very 
fine here. 


Oh 12 


07 


08 


CC 


Roger. All systems are GO on the ground. I have 
some xancLxxig area upcm i«e ior you* 


04 12 


07 


14 


c 


Okay. Stand by one. 


04 12 


07 


31 


c 


Okay, ready to copy. 


Ok 12 


07 


33 


cc 


Roger. For this update all bank angles will remain 
the same; that is roll left 51, roll right 59- 


04 12 


07 


41 


c 


Okay. 


04 12 


07 


42 


cc 


71 Delta, 05:15:56, 17 plus 39, 22 plus 17. 72-2, 
06:52:39, 15 plus 51, 20 plus 41. 73-2, 08:28:11, 
14 plus 25, 19 plus 25. 7^-1, 09:51:11, 15 plus 56 ; 
20 plus 50. 75-1, 11:26.35, 1^ plus 31, 19 plus 33 



Do you copy? 



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Ok 12 09 10 P 

Ok 12 09 19 CC 

Ok 12 09 26 P 

Ok 12 09 28 CC 

Ok 12 09 30 C 

Ok 12 09 33 CC 

01+ 12 09 k2 C 

0l+ 12 09 kk CC 

Ok 12 09 50 C 

Ok 12 09 53 CC 

Ok 12 10 08 P 

Oif 12 10 11 CC 

Ok 12 10 12 P 



Ok 12 10 37 CC 

04 12 10 1+1 P 

Ok 12 10 1+3 CC 

Ok 12 11 11 CC 

Ok 12 11 15 C 

01+ 12 11 19 C 



Roger. Would you give me the GMTRC on 73-2 again 
please? 

Roger. 73-2, 08:28:11. 
Roger. We copy. 

Roger. The weather is good in all areas. 
Roger. Very good. 

Roger. We'd like to remind the Command Pilot that 
he has a medical data pass over the CSQ on Rev 69. 
I have a time for you. 

Roger. 

03:01:07. 

Roger. 03:01:07. 

Roger. 

RKV, Gemini-5. 
Go ahead. 

We just had one of our more spectacular sights of 
our flight. Coming into the sunset just before 
you acquired us, either our cryo-hydrogen or our 
cryo-oxygen tank vented, and of course it all 
froze when it came out, and it looked like we had 
seven million stars passing by the window. It was 
really quite a sight. 

Roger. Did you recognize any of the stars? 



Roger. I copy. 

Gemini-5, RKV. We have just received your tape 
dump. 

Roger. Very good. 
Everything looks good here. 



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Ok 12 


11 


21 


cc 


Roger. We have about 1 minute before LOS. We'll 
be standing by. 


04 12 


11 


26 


c 


Gemini- 5, standing by. Thank you. 


04 12 


11 


29 


cc 


You're welcome. Over and out. 
HOUSTON, TEXAS 


Oh 13 


03 


45 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ. We have a valid temperature and 
have you GO on the ground. Standing by for blood 
pressure. 


(A 13 


04 


07 


cc 


Gemini-5, we have cuff at full-scale. 


oh 13 


04 


44 


cc 


Gemini-5, we have a valid blood pressure. Give me 
a mark when you start to exercise. 


oh 13 


04 


50 


p 


Starting exercise. MARK. 


0l+ 13 


05 


22 


p 


. . . exercise. 


Oh 13 


05 


29 


cc 


Gemini- 5, your cuff is full-scale. 


oh 13 


06 


04 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is the — we have a valid blood 
pressure. Standing by for your sick report. 


OU 13 


06 


12 


p 


Roger . I have . . . 


Oh 13 


06 


18 


cc 


Gemini-5> Houston Surgeon. We meant your water 
report. 


Oh 13 


06 


23 


p 


Roger. 24 pounds 6 ounces. 


04 13 


06 


26 


cc 


Roger . 


04 13 


06 


29 


p 


And I had Meal 1C 04:22:00:00. 


UM- Jo 


UD 


ho 




Roger . 


04 13 


06 


48 


p 


... 


04 13 


06 


50 


cc 


Gemini- 5, CSQ. Negative and we have nothing 
further. Standing by. 


04 13 


06 


54 


p 


Okay, fine. Thank you. 



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ok 13 1+1 


31 


CC 


Gemini -5, RKV. Comm check. How do you read? 


ok 13 kl 


36 


P 


Gemini-5, reading you loud and clear. 


ok 13 kl 


38 


CC 


Roger. All systems are GO on the ground. I have 
a tracking pass update for you. 


ok 13 kl 


42 


p 


Roger. Stand by one. 


ok 13 kl 


5k 


p 


Okay. Go. 


ok 13 41 


56 


CC 


Cabin lighting Ok: 30:00, nominal; S-7, Ol+:39:56, 
bequence 01. MSC-1, 05:40:00, nominal. Apollo 
Landmark 07:ll+:27. Sequence 207. Pitch 30 down. 
Yaw 3 right. Do you copy? 


04 13 k3 


16 


p 


Roger. Got that. 


ok 13 ^3 


19 


CC 


That's it. We'll be standing by. 


0k 13 43 


21 


p 


Okay, fine. Thank you very much. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


01+ 11+ 36 


26 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ. 


01+ ik 36 


34 


p 


CSQ, Gemini-5. 


01+ 11+ 36 


37 


CC 


Roger, we'd like for you to cycle your Cryogenic 
Quantity Readout Switch through the positions, 
please, for about 10 seconds in each position, 
and we would also like to get your onboard readout. 


04 14 3d 


r- \. 

5k 


p 


. . . onboard readout . . . 


Ok ik 36 


57 


CC 


That's affirmative, CSQ. 


04 14 37 


07 


p 


Roger. ECS 0 2 is 8l percent, 850 psia. 


04 14 37 


lb 


CC 


Copy. 


oU 14 37 


20 


p 


Fuel Cell 0 2 83 percent and 130 psia. 


Ol+ 14 37 


29 


CC 


Copy. 


04 14 37 


37 


p 


Fuel Cell Hydrogen 55 from— stayed under 55 percent 



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1+17 



Ok Ik 37 51 CC CSQ here copies. 

Ok Ik 37 5k CC Houston would also like to know if you have purged 

the fuel cells between the CSQ and the RKV on the 
last LOS. 

Ok Ik 38 03 P ... time, fuel cells were purged at 01:00. 

Ok Ik 38 ll+ CC Roger. Understand that is one end of Flight Plan 

between CSQ and RKV they thought you might have 
picked up without being notified to do. 

Ok Ik 38 23 P Negative. 

Ok Ik 38 2k CC Roger. 

Ok Ik 38 28 P We did, however, notice the shorter CSQ last time. 

The jets going into flight . . . very large and out 
of planning. We checked the pressures and it 
appeared to be the ECS O2 which was up to very 
high vent pressure. 

Ok Ik 38 k6 CC Roger. Copy. 

Ok Ik 39 05 CC Houston would also like to know if the running 

report over the RKV in last revolution looked 
like O68, if it looked like a lot of stars, when 
it looked like a lot of stars. Was that at sun- 
set or sunrise after the purge? 

Ok Ik 39 23 P That was just at sunset and not any time at all 

during . . . purge and what it appeared to be that 
we had just had a very large amount of venting 
going on back there, and we assumed that it was 
the ECS 0 2 . They looked like a lot of swallows ... 

Ok Ik 39 50 CC Roger. That's the same one you reported previously, 

right? 



Ok Ik 39 5^ 


P 


Roger. 


... we haven't seen it since. 


04 ll+ 39 56 


CC 


Roger, 


copy. 


0l+ ll+ 1+2 0l+ 


CC 


Gemini- 


-5, CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 


01+ ll+ 1+2 08 


P 


Okay. 


Pine. Thank you. 



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Ok 15 16 23 CC 

0l+ 15 16 26 P 

oh 15 16 28 CC 

oh 15 16 30 P 

01+ 15 16 Oh CC 

oh 15 16 05 c 

01+ 15 16 08 CC 

oh 15 16 21 C 

01+ 15 38 27 cc 

01+ 15 38 36 c 

01+ 15 38 1+1 cc 

01+ 15 38 53 P 

04 15 38 59 CC 

01+ 16 51 53 CC 

01+ 16 51 56 c 

01+ 16 51 59 CC 

01+ 16 52 05 C 

01+ 16 52 12 CC 



Roger. All systems look good here on the ground. 
Okay. All fine here. Thank you. 
Roger. We'll be standing by. 
All right. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

... COM. 

Go ahead, RKV, Gemini- 5. 

Roger. I nave a reminder for you to do the 
S-8/D-13 01 and 02 when the Pilot awakes on Rev 73. 

Roger. Will do. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 
for you. Everything looks good on the ground; 
we're standing by. 

Roger, Canary. Thank you very much. Everything 
looks good up here. 

Roger. 

Gemini-5 is putting the Acq-Aid Beacon off one 
minute; purge MSC-1 experiment. 

Roger, Gemini-5. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

RKV CAP COM. 

RKV, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

Roger. We don't have anything special for you this 
pass. All systems look good here on the ground. 

Okay. Gemini-5. Everything looks good here. 

Have you had any indications of venting since the 



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Last time you reported it? 

Ok 16 52 18 C Negative. We haven't had any visual signs of it. 

We had had a few little indications in the yaw, 
been yawed off . . . some venting perhaps earlier , 

Oh 16 52 31 CC Roger. I understand. 

Ok 16 52 kO C When we get our rates killed down without ever 

putting ... I mean they keep building every now 
and then so I think it's varying a little. 

Ok 16 52 50 CC Roger. I understand. 

Ok 16 55 32 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We have about 2 minutes 

before LOS. All systems are good. We'll be 
standing by. 

Ok 16 55 38 CC Roger. 

Ok 16 55 39 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

CANARY 

Ok 17 13 12 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We are having 

a tape dump at this time. Everything looks good 
on the ground. We are standing by. We have 
nothing else for you. 

Ok 17 13 22 C Okay, fine. We're just ... Apollo Landmark there 

over Canary. 

01* 17 13 30 CC Canary, Roger. 

0^ 17 Ik 09 C We have the island in sight. Approximately 

straight overhead in about 20 seconds. 

Ok 17 Ik 20 CC Roger. 

0l+ 17 15 52 C We're straight overhead. 

01+ 17 15 56 CC Canary, Roger. 

CARNARVON 

Ok 17 50 01 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon, we have nothing for you this 

pass. Standing by. 



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Ok 17 50 08 C Gemini-5 ... Green here. 

HOUSTON 

01+ 18 3h kk CC Gemini- 5, Houston CAP COM. 

Ol+ 18 3^ 50 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

01+ 18 35 13 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

Oh 18 35 17 C Roger, Houston CAP COM. 

04 18 35 20 CC Hello there; we'd like to give you some instructions 

for Radar Test 10, Gordo. 

01+ 18 35 32 C Say again. 

01+ 18 35 33 CC I'd like to give you some instructions for Radar 

Test 10. Are you ready to copy? 

01+ 18 35 hi C Roger. Wait one second and we will be. 

01+ 18 35 ^9 C Go ahead. 

01+ 18 35 52 CC Configuration - same as 8 plus following: Computer 

RENDEZVOUS, MDIU address 69, Rate Gyros ON, Scanners 
SECONDARY, Que star Mode 01, speed 60 ground, speed 
30 stars. Copy so fax? 

01+ 18 36 30 P No, you're fading in and out - start over. 

0l+ 18 36 35 CC Okay. Configuration - same as 8 plus Computer 

RENDEZVOUS, MDIU address 69, Rate Gyros ON, Scanners 
SECONDARY, Questar Mode 01, speed 60 ground, speed 
30 stars. You copy that time? 

0l+ 18 37 20 CC Gemini-5, did you copy that time? 

01+ 18 37 21 P After Questar Mode 01, speed 60, you faded. 

01+ 18 37 27 CC Roger. Speed 60 ground, speed 30 stars. 

01+ 18 37 33 p You faded again. Say again. 

01+ 18 37 37 CC Questar Mode 01, speed 60 ground, speed 30 stars. 

Copy that time, Pete? 

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Oh 18 37 53 P Yes, speed 60 ground, 30 stars. 

0^ 18 37 56 CC Roger. Procedure, read out 69 until it updates, 

then switch to CATCH UP for 5 seconds and back to 
RENDEZVOUS . Copy okay? 

Ok 18 38 16 P Yes. 

Ok 18 38 17 CC Repeat throughout pass. If 69 readouts are bad, 

Radar - STANDBY for 1 second, then ON. Copy okay? 

OH 18 38 37 C Let's see, if the readouts are bad, switch to 

STANDBY for 1 second and then back ON. Let me 
write it down. 

0I4. 18 38 5k CC Ready for more? 

Ok 18 38 58 P Go ahead, just a minute. 

Ok 18 39 08 P All right. 

Oil 18 39 10 CC Take four photos of ground when radar is bore- 
sighted. Okay? 

Ok 18 39 23 P Take four photos of ground when radar is bore- 

sighted. 

Ok 18 39 26 CC Roger. Aline platform before next dark. During 

alinement Computer CATCH UP and operate radar m 
both ON and STANDBY. Copy okay? 

ok 18 39 51 p 0ka y- 

Ok 18 39 5k CC That's just to check it, to get some data points; 

you won't actually be locking on anything. Okay, 
further instructions . Point at . . . Australis - 
that's near your zenith - and take one photo. 
Copy okay? 

Ok 18 kO 21 C Point at . . . Australis and take one photo? 

Ok 18 kO 25 CC That's correct. This is just after you get in 

the dark. 

Ok 18 kO 27 CC Point at Canopus and take one photo. 
0I4. 18 IfO 36 C Point at Canopus and take one photo? 

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Ok 18 40 38 CC Roger. And this test should finish up our require- 
ments on the Radar Test program, we hope. 

Ok 18 1+0 1+8 C Okay, this is the next night side after the one 

we're in. Is that affirm? 

Ok 18 1+0 52 CC Next night side after what? 

Ok 18 kO 55 C I said, that's the next night side when we do that? 

Ok 18 1+0 58 CC Right following the Radar Test - that's correct. 

You'll get an update on when to do the Radar Test. 

01+ 18 1+1 07 C Okay, will we get an update on when to bring on 

our platform and radar, etc.? 

01+ 18 1+1 11+ CC That's correct; that'll be in your Carnarvon 

update later on today. 

01+ 18 1+1 21 C Oh, okay. 

04 18 1+1 22 CC Looks like we may lose LOS here pretty quick. 

I've got a couple other quick questions. On this 
rendezvous illumination test that was sent up to 
you, I think it was probably pretty lengthy. I'd 
like to boil that down to a much, much simpler 
test. And do you think you could do something 
like that for us in a leisure time - we'll schedule 
it ahead next day or so - a leisure time and do it 
without the platform. This would be to get some 
visual sighting type data or feasibility of a 
star background for GT-6 type operation. 

01+ 18 1+2 03 P Yes, we'll really have difficulty doing it without 

a platform. We're venting fairly badly, at least 
venting enough that it keeps setting up rates on 
us while, you know, while we're just drifting. 

01+ 18 1+2 21 CC Roger. 

01+ 18 1+2 23 C I think we probably wouldn't be getting anything 

worthwhile in that type thing; we're going to 
need a platform to tell where we're at with you 
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Oh l8 k2 33 CC I see; well, we'll see how that works out. I'm 

going to try to write out a very simple procedure 
tonight and we'll be getting back with you on that 
one. 

Ok 18 1+2 hi C Okay, at least I think we'll need the rate gyro 

with the needles on that, if not on the platform. 

Ok 18 h2 hi CC Okay, that's a good point. Another quick comment - 

we'll probably lose you very quickly here - the 
water storage capacity is still in question. We're 
still working on that one. 

Oh 19 1+2 59 C On the hydrogen and oxygen? 

Oh 18 h^ 02 CC No, on the water storage capacity. 

CANARY 

Oh 18 hi 01 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 
Oh 18 1+7 05 C Go ahead, Canary, Gemini-5. 

01+ 18 1+7 08 CC Roger, Gemini-5, if the Pilot is awake, we would 

like to do a purge. 

0l+ 18 1+7 15 C All right. 

01+ 18 1+7 16 CC Okay, we'd like to start out with the Quantity 

readings first. We'll need about 15 seconds in 
each position. 

0l+ 18 1+7 23 C Okay, ECS 0 2 . 

0l+ 18 1+7 25 CC Roger. Would you give me a readout? 

0l+ 18 1+7 31 CC We'd like a spacecraft readout on these quantities. 

0l+ 18 1+7 3I+ C Roger. We're reading 80 percent quantity, and 

we're reading 81+5 psia. 

01+ 18 1+7 hh CC Roger. 

01+ 18 1+7 1+6 C Fuel Cell 0 2 , we're reading 88 percent; we're 

reading ll+O psia. 

01+ 18 1+8 00 CC Okay. 

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04 18 48 Ok C 

01+ 18 k8 18 CC 

Ok 18 48 29 CC 

Ok 18 kS 02 P 

Ok 18 1+9 12 P 

04 18 49 20 p 

18 49 39 CC 



04 18 51 25 P 



04 18 51 31 CC 



04 18 53 31 p 

04 18 53 36 CC 

04 18 53 56 CC 

04 18 54 02 P 

04 19 21 26 C 

04 19 21 42 CC 



Fuel Cell Hydrogen, we're reading 52 percent; 
and we're reading 770 psia. 

Roger . 

Okay, we're ready for your purge. 

Stand by for hydrogen on Cell 1 - on my mark - 
MARK. Complete, stand by for hydrogen on Cell 2 - 
MARK. 

Okay, complete with hydrogen on Section 1. 

Starting the oxygen on Section 1, starting now. 

Okay, while you're purging on the oxygen, Flight 
has advised that they are keeping an eye on the 
fuel cell water production. They should have a 
good hack on that within the next day or so. They 
think it's progressing approximately normal. 

The Section 1 oxygen purge complete - starting 
Section 2. 

Roger, Gemini-5. While you're making this purge, 
Flight advises that they are keeping an eye on 
fuel cell water production. Should have a good 
hack on it within the next day. Everything 
appears to be normal on it. 

Section 2 oxygen purge complete, crossover valve 
OFF. 

Roger. Would you switch to Fuel Cell H 2 please? 

Roger. We're about to have LOS here, Gemini-5. 
Thank you. You can go back to the normal. 



Roger. 



CARNARVON 



Gemini-5, Carnarvon. We have a valid oral temp. 
Stand by for Surgeon. 

Gemini-5, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We're stand- 
ing by for your first blood pressure. 



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(A- 19 21 51 CC Cuff full-scale. 

Oil 19 22 31 CC Gemini-5, we have a good blood pressure. Will you 

give us a mark when you begin your exercise? 

Oh 19 22 37 P Stand by. MARK. 

0l+ 19 23 2k CC Cuff is full-scale. 

Ok 19 23 56 CC We have a good blood pressure, Gemini-5. Would you 

give us your water and sleep report, please? 

C4 19 2k 07 P Roger. The Pilot's water is 2k pounds. The last 

m * ' me al was 3B 05:09:00:00, and I slept about k-l/2 

hours . 

Ok 19 21+ 29 CC Roger. Copy that. Thank you, Gemini-5. Carnarvon 

Surgeon out. 

0k 19 2k 3k CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a Flight Plan 

update. Will you prepare to copy? 

0U 19 2U 38 C ... to copy. 

0k 19 2l+ k2 CC Are you ready to go? 

0k 19 2k If 3 C Ready to copy. 

0k 19 21+ kk CC Roger. Apollo Landmark. All these are on the 5th 
y day. 10:25:02, Sequence No. 208, pitch down 30, 

yaw left 8 degrees. Next item S-5, Sierra 5, 
10:27:00, Sequence No. 02. Next item D-4/D-7, 
10:27:00, Sequence No. klk, do remarks or do while 
doing S-5. Next item platform, 10:50:00, Remarks, 
power up. Next item radar, 11:30:00, Remarks, 
radar on for warm-up. Next item platform, 
11:20:00, Remarks, aline SEF. Next item map 
update, 11:27:52, Remarks, Rev 7^, 1^0.1 degrees 
west, right ascension zero hours 2l+ minutes. Do 
you copy? 

Ok 19 27 02 C Got it all. 

OU 19 27 03 CC Okay. Next item Radar Test, ll:l*3:Ul, Sequence 
7 No. 10, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw right 23. 

Next item Delta-6, D-6, 12:05:16, Sequence No. Ik, 
Mode 01, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw right 19, 

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speed 60. Next item D-if/D-7, 12:05:16, Sequence 
No. 415. Next item platform, 12:15:00, Remarks, 
aline SEF. Do you copy? 



ok 19 28 1+2 


C 


Affirmative. 


01+ 19 28 1+3 


CC 


Okay. Next item Radar Test, 12:3^:20, Sequence 
No. 10, Remarks, star Cetus. Next item power 
down, 12:50:00, Remarks, radar, platform, rate 
gyros, and computer off. Do you copy? 


04 19 29 35 


P 


Affirmative . 


ok 19 29 36 


CC 


Okay, we've got about 20 seconds to LOS. We'll 
get the rest of this up to you on our next pass. 


Ok 19 29 k2 


p 


Roger . 


Ok 19 29 k3 


cc 


Everything looks good down here. We're standing 
by. 


Ok 19 29 1*6 


p 


Great up here. 

TEXAS 


Ok 20 08 52 


p 


Anybody read, Gemini-5? 


Ok 20 08 58 


cc 


Gemini- 5, Houston. 


Ok 20 09 00 


p 


Oh, Houston, Gemini-5 here. 


Ok 20 09 02 


cc 


Hi. You look good on the ground. Got any 
questions? We're standing by. 


Ok 20 09 06 


p 


No, you got anything for us after 12:50:00? 


Ok 20 09 10 


cc 


Roger, but we thought we'd let you get into 
Carnarvon and get a little rest here. 


Ok 20 09 15 


p 


You guys are okay. 


Ok 20 09 18 


cc 


Good morning. 


Ok 20 09 19 


p 


Morning. 


Ok 20 09 21 


cc 


All set for another bright day? 



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Ok 20 09 2l+ P Oh, yes. 

Ok 20 09 25 CC Good. Looks pretty good down here, Pete. We've 

been going over this fuel - how much power you 
got left out of your fuel cells - and we think 
it's coming along pretty well. Kind of tight but 
you got it there. 

Ok 20 09 1+5 P Okay. We've been keeping track of it here and of 

course it has been going down pretty fast but we 
expected this. 

01+ 20 09 53 CC That's right. 

01+ 20 09 56 CC Pete, it looks like your tightest constraint is 

going to be the storage space for the water you 
produce. 

01+ 20 10 05 P Okay. 

OU 20 10 07 CC How's that for a surprise? 

0l+ 20 10 10 P Nothing surprises me after lift-off. 

0l+ 20 10 21 CC Got any comments about the weather up north? 

0l+ 20 10 26 P We were talking about that. I don't know, we're 

going to take a look at it today, 

0l+ 20 10 36 CC Okay. Been trying to get this water system settled 

down to see just what our possibilities might be. 

0l+ 20 11 23 P Houston, have you — have the other stations been 

getting all our telemetry and everything all 
right? We've really built up rates, 2-1/2 to 
3 degrees per minute here when this thing vents. 

0l+ 20 11 36 CC Yes, as far as I know they've all been getting 

good T/M. 

0l+ 20 11 1+0 P Okay. 

Ql+ 20 11 1+7 CC Gemini, Houston here. We've had a little problem 

with the dump tape and we think maybe the tape's 
getting a little dirty but it's nothing signifi- 
cant. 



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Oif 20 12 15 P Yes, Gordo and I figure we've been up long enough 

now that, to set that ... on reentry to get 
brushed up. 

Oh 20 12 21 CC We'll see if we can't work one in for you. 

Oh 20 12 2h C Okay. Is this the real thing? I thought we were 

in the simulator all along. 

Oh 20 12 39 CC Just pretend like you're in the simulator. 

01+ 20 12 h2 P That's what we've been doing. 

Oh 20 12 53 CC Guess you know you've got about 3 hours to go 

here for a big event. 

Oh 20 13 01 P Is that what it is? We didn't know exactly what 

the time was. Could you give us the GMT? 

01+ 20 13 08 CC Yes, I think it's Just about exactly 3 hours from 

now. 

01+ 20 13 lU CC We'll get it for you. 

BERMUDA 

0l+ 20 13 30 CC Gemini, Houston. The GMT is 13:06:00. 
01+ 20 13 3I+ P Roger, we copy. 13:06:00. Thank you. 

0l+ 20 13 38 CC Do a couple rolls and a loop. 
01+ 20 13 1+1 P We haven't got the fuel ... 

0l+ 20 13 1+7 C All we've been doing ... is rolling and rolling. 

01+ 20 13 52 CC Very good. 

01+ 20 ll+ 12 P We sure passed a big milestone today. We got 

into the left-hand food box for the first time and 
didn't find any Christmas presents in the food. 

01+ 20 ll+ 22 CC Have you gone all the way through it yet? 

01+ 20 11+ 25 P Say again. 

01+ 20 ll+ 26 CC Have you gone all the way through it yet? 

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Ok 20 


14 


29 


c 


No, not yet. 


Ok 20 


lit 


31 


cc 


Never know. 


Ok 20 


11+ 


3^ 


cc 


Have you been in the pouch under the right panel? 


Ok 20 


11+ 


38 


p 


Yes, we have, as a matter of fact. 


Ok 20 


Ik 


1+0 


c 


What do you think we've been wearing? 


Ok 20 


15 


1+0 


p 


Houston, do you still read us? 


Ok 20 


15 


k3 


cc 


Roger . 


Ok 20 


15 


^5 


p 


Could you give us the GMT counting, please? 


01+ 20 


15 


k7 


cc 


Roger. In about 10 seconds it will be 10:16:00. 

2, 1- 


Ok 20 


16 


00 


cc 


MARK. 


Ok 20 


16 


01+ 


p 


That's pretty good, I'm 2 seconds slow. 


Ok 20 


16 


07 


cc 


Oh, very good. 


Ok 20 


16 


08 


p 


Two seconds fast, I mean. 


Ok 20 


16 


12 


cc 


Roger, I understand. 
CANARY 


Ok 20 


22 


k3 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 
for you this pass. You're looking good here on 
the ground. 


Ok 20 


22 


1+8 


c 


Roger, Canary, we read you. 
CARNARVON 


Ok 20 


55 


5^ 


cc 


Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


Ok 20 


55 


58 


c 


Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 


Ok 20 


56 


00 


cc 


Okay, we have the rest of your Flight Plan update 
when you're ready to copy. 


Ok 20 


56 


05 


c 


Wait one. 



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04 20 56 15 


P 


Ok 20 56 17 


CC 


Ok 20 56 26 


P 


01+ 20 56 29 


CC 


04 20 56 43 


p 


Ok 20 56 44 


cc 


04 20 56 46 


c 


04 20 56 50 


cc 



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Fire away. 

Roger, first item, Delta-6, D-6, 13:14:23. 

All right, Gemini-5, we're ready to copy. 

Roger. First item is Delta-6, D-6, 13:14:23, 
Sequence No. 20. 

Just getting you. 

Say again. 

I say, you're fading; we're just beginning to get 
you. 

Roger, I'll start again with that first item. 
It's Delta-6, D-6, 13:14:23, Sequence No. 20, 
Mode No. 15, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw left 
6 degrees, speed 30. Are you copying okay 
now? 

04 20 57 24 P Just fine, yes. 

04 20 57 26 CC Okay, next item. Delta-6, D-6, 13:21:40, Sequence 

No. 53, Mode No. 15, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw 
left 6 degrees, speed 60. Next item, Delta-6, 
D-6, 13:33:35, Sequence No. 66, Mode No. 15, 
Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw right 7 degrees, 
speed 60. Next item, D-4/D-7, 14:05:08, Sequence 
Nos. 410 Charlie and 407. Next item, D-4/D-7, 
14:34:51, Sequence No. 425 Alpha, pitch down 30, 
yaw left 03. Next item, D-4/D-7, 14:46:46, 
Sequence No. 424 Baker, Mode No. 01, Remarks, 
pitch down 30, yaw left 4 degrees, speed 60. 

04 21 00 13 p What was the speed on the D-4/D-7, 14:34:51? 

04 21 00 17 CC Say again. 

04 21 00 18 P Never mind, go ahead. 

04 21 00 21 CC You got it okay? 

04 21 00 22 P Yes. 

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1+6:1+6. The test time is Ik: 1+7- - Stand by one. 

Oh 21 00 1+9 CC Okay, that test time is Xkikllkl; duration is 

8 seconds. Do you copy? 

0l+ 21 01 02 P Roger. 

Ok 21 01 01+ CC Okay, the next item is Delta-6, D-6, ll+^'.^O, 

Sequence Wo. 13*+, Mode No. 01, Remarks, pitch 
down 30, yaw 0, speed 60. Next item, Sierra-5, 
S-5, 15:19:!+8, Sequence No. 02. Next item, 
S-8/D-13, 16:22:50, Sequence No. 03, Remarks, 
pitch down 30, yaw right 33. Next item, S-7, 
Sierra-7, 16:26:50. Negative, that time is 
16:26:5*+, Sequence No. 02, Remarks, pitch down 
30, Key West area. Next item is Delta-6, 16: 33:07, 
Sequence No. 055, Mode No. 01, pitch down 30, yaw 
right 1 degree, speed is 60. D-1+/D-7, 16:32:59, 
Sequence No. klS. Do you copy? 

Ok 21 03 31 P Yes, in other words, that's just before the D-6 

you just gave me. 

0 k 21 03 35 CC Right, that last one, the D-l+/D-7--whoops , stand 

by I've got a correction after that. I'll 

change that last one. 

01+ 21 03 1+9 CC Okay, that last time is the same time as the D-6, 

16:33:07- 

01+ 21 03 57 CC Did you copy? 

01+ 21 0l+ 02 CC Did you copy? 

0l+ 21 OU 03 P Affirmative, you got any more? 

0l+ 21 01+ 05 CC No, we're not going to have time for the PLA 

update. We'll catch you later. 

01+ 21 0l+ 10 P Okay. 

0l+ 21 01+ 13 CC Everything looks good here. 
01+ 21 0l+ 15 P It's GO here. 



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GUMMAS 

Oh 21 34 07 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM, do you read? Turn 

you T/M Control Switch to the REAL TIME and ACQ- 
AID position. 

04 21 3h hi CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

Oh 21 34 h9 C Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

Oh 21 3h 51 CC Okay, how are you doing? 

Oh 21 3h 53 C Roger, just fine. We've got everything powered 

up. 

Oh 21 3h 56 CC Okay, you're looking good here on the ground. 

I've got a correction to your Flight Plan update 
and I've got some PLA updates. So let me know 
when you're ready to copy. 

Oh 21 35 05 C Okay, wait a second. 

Oh 21 35 33 C Okay, ready to copy. 

Oh 21 35 35 CC Okay, the Flight Plan update is D-4/D-7, Sequence 

424 Bravo; it was at the fifth day, 14:46:46. 
Change the time on that to the fifth day, 14:46:54. 

04 21 35 59 C Okay. 

04 21 36 01 CC Okay, the D-4/D-7, Sequence 415 on the fifth day, 

12:05:16, add the Remarks column, recorder on for 
3 minutes. 

04 21 36 24 C All right. 

04 21 36 25 CC Okay, I got your PLA's. Are you ready to copy? 
04 21 36 28 C I'm ready. 

04 21 36 30 CC Okay, the weather is good in all areas, the bank 

angle is roll left 51, and roll right 69 on all 
cases. Area 76-I, 13:01:53, 13 plus 15, 18 plus 
27. 77-1, 14:37:31, 12 plus 09, 17 plus 40. 
78-4, 17:24:26, 14 plus 27, 21 plus 13. 79-4, 
18:59:42, 13 plus 11, 16 plus 00. 80-4, 
20:34:29, 12 plus 12, 17 plus 43, over. 

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Ok 21 


37 


58 


C 


Okay. 


Ok 21 


37 


59 


CC 


You. got them all? 


Ok 21 


38 


01 


c 


Right . 


04 21 


38 


02 


cc 


Okay, that's it. 


04 21 


38 


04 


cc 


We'll stand by if you need anything. 


Ok 21 


38 


06 


c 


Okay, thank you. 

BERMUDA 


04 21 


k5 


55 


c 


Hello, Houston, Gemini- 5. 


Ok 21 


45 


57 


cc 


Gemini- 5 > Houston, go. 


04 21 


h5 


59 


c 


No joy, radar locked up, and the needles pointed 
and they pointed right at the Cape, but we never 
did get range reading, and I keep breaking lock 
and putting it back on and breaking lock and 
putting it back on, but we never got any range 
readings. 


04 21 


46 


13 


cc 


Roger, that's what we were afraid of. Okay, try 
and give the other part of the test a whirl when 
you get over to it. 


04 21 


46 


21 


c 


Okay. 


04 21 


49 


27 


cc 


Gemini , — Houston . 


Ok 21 


49 


30 


c 


Right, Houston, Gemini-5. 


04 21 


^9 


32 


cc 


Roger. We got a correction to the correction in 
your D-4/D-7 at 12:05:16. We added recorder ON 
for 3 minutes to Remarks. We would like to 
delete that statement now. Copy? 


04 21 


49 


48 


c 


Okay. 


Ok 21 


h9 


51 


cc 


Okay, and be advised your Canaries medical data 
acquisition time is 11:55:3^. 


04 21 


50 


04 


c 


Okay. 



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Ok 21 50 15 CC 

Ok 21 50 30 CC 

Ok 21 50 32 C 

Ok 21 50 3^ CC 

Ok 21 50 39 C 

Ok 21 56 kl CC 

Ok 21 56 51 C 

Ok 21 57 11 CC 

Ok 21 57 43 CC 

Ok 21 57 ^9 C 

01+ 21 58 22 C 

Ok 21 58 32 CC 

Ok 21 59 12 CC 

Ok 21 59 20 C 

Ok 21 59 ^3 CC 

Ok 21 59 50 C 

04 21 59 57 cc 



And, Gemini-5, Houston, now you can place your 
T/M Switch to COMMAND, please. 

Gemini, Houston. 

Roger, we got you. 

Okay, fine, and thank you for the ECS 0 2 readings. 

You're welcome. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a valid 
oral temp; would you inflate your blood pressure 
cuff? 

Roger. 

Gemini-5, reading your cuff full-scale. 

Gemini-5, we have a good blood pressure. Give 
me a mark when you begin exercise. 

Starting my exercise, MARK. 

Ending exercise. 

Gemini-5, Canary Surgeon, your cuff is full-scale. 

Gemini-5, we have good blood pressure again. 
Standing by for your water, food and sleep report. 

Roger. I've now had 25 pounds 5 ounces of water. 
I had Meal 3B at 05:09:00:00; I had approximately 
3-1/2 hours of sleep last night. 

Roger, we read all that. Is that your total 
sleep for the past 2k hours? Over. 

No, just in the last night period. 

Roger, Canary Surgeon again. Houston is asking 
if you can give lis a total for the past 2k hours. 
Over. 



Ok 22 00 Ok C About k-l/2 hours, I guess. 

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Ok 22 00 06 C Roger, we copy. 

0^ 22 00 ik CC Okay, Gemini-5, we have nothing more for you. 

You're looking good here from the ground. We 
have about 2-1/2 minutes to go of pass time. 

Ok 22 00 2k C Okay, real fine. 

CARNARVON 

Ok 22 31 39 CC Gemini-5> Carnarvon. 

Ok 22 31 k2 P Roger, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

Ok 22 31 k$ CC Roger. We'd like to have you place your 

Quantity Read Switch at ECS 0 2 . 

Ok 22 31 50 P Roger. Carnarvon, are you ready to copy a little 

problem? 

Ok 22 32 01 CC Go ahead. 

Ok 22 32 02 P Roger. Our yaw left No. 7 CAMS attitude thruster 

is out. 

Ok 22 32 12 CC Roger. I've got a continuous indication here on 

the ground of the OAMS yaw left thruster. 

Ok 22 32 19 P Okay. Well, it's not working at all and we powered 

the radar down and powered down the gyros and 
powered down everything but the platform. Standing 
by to see what Flight wants to do. 

Ok 22 32 35 CC Roger. You didn't do any Radar Test over Africa, 

then? 

Ok 22 32 39 P No. 

Ok 22 32 kO CC Roger. Would you care to FC — quantity read FC 0 2 ? 

Ok 22 32 k9 P Carnarvon, we've got one other thing. The OAMS 

temperature has been running really cold up here, 
and we noticed this morning that the system was 
sort of sluggish all over and so we turned the 
heater back on at this time, about 5 minutes ago. 

01+ 22 33 06 CC Roger. 

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Ok 22 33 23 CC Be advised Flight copies the problem and they're 

taking a look at it now. They'll let you know. 

01+ 22 33 29 P Okay. 

Ok 22 34 11 CC Flight advises that they'll keep an eye on this 

thruster problem and watch it with the CAMS heater 
on and see what happens. They'll advise you later. 

22 34 22 P Okay. Well, we don't intend to do any more of 

the experiments unless they want us to because 
we're down to about 12 percent fuel. 

04 22 3U 33 CC Roger. I understand. 

Ok 22 3k k9 CC I'd hold off on the experiments. They'll get with 

you again on it. 

Ok 22 3k 54 P Okay. 

04 22 35 08 CC Gemini, Carnarvon. Did the thruster stick on or 

off? 

04 22 35 13 P It stuck off. It would not fire and we've isolated 

it to the No. J thruster, and it will not operate. 

04 22 35 23 CC Roger. 

04 22 35 29 P Did your indication of the No. 7 thruster go off 

now? 

04 22 35 36 CC It's on now. It was on the first part of the 

pass, went off and came back on by the time you 
started talking. 

04 22 35 42 P Okay. You say it's back on now? 

04 22 35 44 CC It's on now. 

04 22 35 46 P Okay. I've got the circuit breaker open now. 

04 22 35 53 CC Okay. 

04 22 36 01 CC Turn your circuit breaker back on. Okay, I lost 

indication. 



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Oh 22 


36 


13 


P 


It may be that one of those solenoids froze up 
open. 


Ok 22 


36 


17 


GC 


Roger . 


Ok 22 


36 


23 


CC 


Have you tried to back up electronics? 


Ok 22 


36 


25 


P 


Yes. We'll bring you up to date. We tried 
Secondary ACME Bias Power, and Secondary Attitude 
Drivers and Secondary ACME Logic. 


Oh 22 


36 


36 


CC 


Roger . 


Oh 22 


36 


38 


p 


With no success. 


Oh 22 


36 


39 


CC 


I understand. 


Oh 22 


36 


51 


CC 


Flight agrees, the valve must be stuck. 


Oh 22 


36 


59 


CC 


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


Oh 22 


37 


19 


p 


I just opened the No. 8 circuit breaker and it 
checked No. 7 again. When you said it went out. 


Oh 22 


37 


33 


CC 


Is your platform still on? 


Ok 22 


37 


35 


p 


That's affirmative. 


Oh 22 


37 


38 


CC 


Okay, okay. Request you power down your platform. 


Oh 22 


37 


1+1 


p 


Okay. 


OU 22 


38 


17 


C 


Okay. We're all powered down. MDI is OFF, 
platform OFF, MDIU OFF. 


Oh 22 


38 


22 


CC 


Roger . 

GfUAYMAS 


Oh 23 


08 


07 


CC 


GHnini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. If you read, turn your 
T/M Control Switch to the REAL TIME and ACQUISITION 
position. Thank you. 


01+ 23 


08 


15 


c 


Ready when you are, Cuaymas. 



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Ok 23 08 17 CC All right. 

Ok 23 08 18 CC Stand by for Houston. 

Ok 23 08 20 C Okay. 

(A 23 08 29 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

01+ 23 08 32 C Howdy, Houston. Gemini-5 here. 

01+ 23 08 35 CC Roger. Have you got No. 7 working yet? 

04 23 08 39 C Negative. We're powered down and just sitting 

here waiting on you to get on the line. 

Ok 23 08 1+6 CC Okay. Here's what we'd like to have you do. We'd 

like to have you turn off Circuit Breaker No. 8. 
and turn on Circuit Breaker No. 7 and go to Direct 
and give it a good squirt that way to see if we can 
knock it loose with a good surge of power there. 

01+ 23 09 01 C All right. We already tried it once, but we'll 

try again. 

01+ 23 09 05 CC Okay. Yes, I imagine you've tried everything, but 

we want to do a couple of little tests here to see 
what we get. 

01+ 23 09 11 C Okay. That didn't succeed. 

01+ 23 09 11+ CC Okay. Now we'd like to try and find out what the 

problem is and we're going to do a little test 
here to see if maybe the problem is one of the 
solenoid valves has failed. And what we want to 
do is to look at the common control bus voltage. 
I've got a procedure here. I'll read out step 
by step. I want to brief you first. We'll look 
at the common control bus voltage and we'll pulse 
both the No. 7 and the No. 8 jets one at a time 
and have you watch the common control bus voltage. 
Now, if we've lost one of the solenoids on "7", 
the drop in common control bus voltage will be 
half what it will be when you pulse No. 8. Now, 
if both of the solenoids are working on "7" and 
they're both working on "8", ready to go through 
this thing step by step now? 



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ok 23 


10 


03 


C 


Roger. We have No. 7 open now. 


01+ 23 


10 


06 


cc 


Okay. I'll read off the steps. First we want to 
go to the common control bus on the voltmeter. 


04 23 


10 


11 


c 


Roger. We're on it. 


04 23 


10 


12 


cc 


Okay. Turn squib — just a moment. We're going 
to actually do the manipulation over Texas, 
Gordo, but we can make a few steps here and 
we'll be ready to go when we get there. We 
would like to have you turn Squib Batteries 1 and 
2 OFF. 


Ok 23 


10 


34 


c 


Okay. Squib Batteries 1 and 2 coming OFF. 


Ok 23 


10 


38 


cc 


Okay. We'd like to have you turn OAMS No. 7 
circuit breaker — we'd like to have that closed. 


Ok 23 


10 


46 


c 


You'd like to have OAMS Circuit Breaker No. 7 
closed? 


04 23 


10 


50 


cc 


That's right. 


Ok 23 


10 


51 


c 


Okay. 


Ok 23 


10 


52 


cc 


And we'd like to have No. 8 circuit breaker open. 


04 23 


10 


55 


c 


Okay. 


04 23 


10 


57 


cc 


And we'd like to have you in Direct Control Mode. 


04 23 


11 


00 


c 


Okay. 


04 23 


11 


07 


cc 


Okay, Gordo. We'll stand by till we get solid 
T/M over Texas and then we'll have you start 
manipulating the controller. 


04 23 


11 


14 


c 


Okay. 


04 23 


11 


21 


p 


Houston, Gemini- 5. 


04 23 


11 


23 


cc 


Go ahead, Gemini-5- Houston here. 


04 23 


11 


26 


p 


I don't see any big problem if it stays out. We 



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ought to take care of everything as far as getting 
platform aline and so forth. 

Ok 23 11 39 CC Roger. That's right. We just wanted to see if 

what we could — if this is a heater problem or if 
we really lost part of the electronics or whether 
we had a valve stuck. 

Ok 23 11 1+7 P Okay. 

Ok 23 11 53 CC We'll plan on skipping that D-6 over Texas this 

time, Gemini-5. 

Ok 23 12 00 C All right. 

01+ 23 12 02 P Hey, could you give us a readout on our OAMS 

fuel; is our gage correct? 

01+ 23 12 12 CC Yes, Gemini-5, your gage is correct. 

Ok 23 12 58 CC Okay, Gemini-5, we'd like to have you observe the 

common control bus voltage very carefully and go 
ahead and move the attitude handle to yaw left. 

01+ 23 13 10 C Okay. Going left now. 

01+ 23 13 13 CC Okay, you just have to make — these can be short 

pulses here. About a second or so. 

Ok 23 13 20 CC Okay. 

0i+ 23 13 23 CC Is that a 0.1+ drop? 

01+ 23 13 26 C About 1-volt drop. 

01+ 23 13 28 CC One volt, okay. Very good. Now we'd like to have 

you turn off the No. 7 circuit breaker and close 
the No. 8 circuit breaker. 

01+ 23 13 k3 P Okay. 

01+ 23 13 kk CC Now, we'd like to have you yaw left again and 

observe the drop. 

01+ 23 13 57 P It was only about half of what No. 7 was. Suppose 

we got a short in there? 



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Ok 23 


Ik 


02 


CC 


Ok 23 


14 


13 


P 


01+ 23 


Ik 


25 


CC 


Ok 23 


Ik 


1+2 


CC 


Ok 23 


Ik 


52 


p 


Ok 23 


Ik 


53 


CC 



1 don't know. We'll think about that for awhile. 
Okay, you can now turn your Squib Batteries 1 and 

2 back ON. 

You get the same indications on the ground? 

Stand by one, we're looking at the data here now. 

Gemini-5 » Houston. It looks on the ground like 
they both dropped about the same amount. 

Okay. 

We'd like to have you return the circuit breakers 
to the condition where No. 8 is closed; leave 
No. 7 open and we'd like to have you go to 
Attitude Control. We'd also like to have you 
power up the computer at this time in Prelaunch. 
We want to give you an update. 



01+ 23 


15 


12 


P 


Okay. You want us to leave No. 7 open, you say? 


Ok 23 


15 


19 


P 


Okay. 


01+ 23 


15 


21+ 


P 


Computer is in Prelaunch. Power is ON. 


Oik 23 


15 


27 


CC 


Roger, we'll be sending you an update shortly. 


01+ 23 


15 


31 


p 


Wait till we get it warmed up here. 


OU 23 


15 


k5 


CC 


Gemini-5, you can turn your T/M switch back to 
COMMAND. 


01+ 23 


15 


52 


p 


Roger, back — 


01+ 23 


16 


13 


C 


Looks like good weather down there. 


01+ 23 


16 


18 


CC 


Gemini-5, you have a GO to 92-1. 


oi+ 23 


16 


23 


c 


— good. 


01+ 23 


16 


25 


CC 


These numbers are so big that I can't even count 
that high. 


01+ 23 


16 


29 


C 


What is it? 


oi+ 23 


16 


31 


CC 


Say again? 



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Oh 23 16 33 c —is it? 

Ok 23 16 38 CC 92-1 is the— is the orbit you have a GO for. 

01+ 23 16 1+2 C Yes, I was just kidding you. 

Oh 23 16 hh CC Oh, okay. You were cutting out and I couldn't 

read you very well. 

Oh 23 16 1+8 C Oh, okay. 

Oh 23 16 55 CC The Flight Director would like to speak to you 

for just a moment. 

Oh 23 16 58 P 

Oh 23 16 59 CC Good morning, Gordo. 
Oh 23 17 01 C Chris, how are you? 

Oh 23 17 03 CC How does it feel for the United States to be the 

new record holder? 

Oh 23 17 07 C At last, huh? 

Oh 23 17 09 CC Roger. Congratulations. 

Oh 23 17 lh C We thought maybe you had slept too well last 

night; you had to let us do ... we had so we'd 
see if we could put you to work this morning. 

Oh 23 17 2h CC Seems that John Hodge does that to me every 

morning. 

Oh 23 17 39 P Houston, Gemini-5. 
Oh 23 17 hO CC Go ahead. 

Oh 23 17 *+l P You want the readouts for, on our part, for the 

92-1 GO? 

01+ 23 17 h9 CC Roger. 

01+ 23 17 51 P Okay. 1A was 9-1, IB 8.6, 1C 10.0, 2A was 6 9 

2B 7.0, 2C 8.2, RCS A 295, temperature 65, RCS 
B 290, temperature 68. Left secondary 0 2 5300, 



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right secondary O2 5300. Those readings were taken 
back when we were powered up. 



ok 23 


18 


15 


CC 


Roger, and will you say what that IB was again 
please? 


ok 23 


18 


19 


p 


Roeer. 13 8.6. 


ok 23 


18 


21 


CC 


Roger. 


ok 23 


18 


2lf 


cc 


And I'd like to add mv congratulations also 


ok 23 


18 


27 


p 


Thank you. 


ok 23 


lo 


39 


cc 


Have you gone to PITCH on your Roll Jets? 


ok 23 


18 


^3 


p 


No, we haven't. 


ok 23 


18 


k5 


cc 


You might as well go ahead and do that, and I'm 
not sure we're going to have any great solution 
on how to get this thing to work again. 


ok 23 


18 


50 


p 


Okay. 


ok 23 


18 


55 


c 


I'd like to add one thing in there just for youi 



information. When we first powered up this morn- 
ing, after having been drifting for quite awhile, 
all the thrusters were exceedingly sluggish and 
we saw great globs of liquid coming out of them 
and drifting by us when we were firing them in 
Pulse Mode. 



Ok 23 19 19 CC Roger. Roger. That's interesting, isn't it? 

Ok 23 19 22 C And . . . went to Direct to see if we could clear 

them out and it didn't seem to, and we were getting 
big globules of liquid going by us but they cleared 
out. 

Ok 23 19 36 CC Okay. We were wondering about a drop in fuel 

here and that might have been where we lost all 
of it. 

Ok 23 19 *+3 C Could be. Well, during that last tracking experi- 

ment we were having great difficulty to get all of 
the Radar Test there. We were having quite a bit 
of trouble holding our attitude and currently we're 



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having to go to Direct to get platform aline, and 
then we were fiddling around trying to find which 
thruster it was giving us the problem. 

Ok 23 02 05 CC Roger. 

0^ 23 20 06 P Yes, well another was — as we do get these tumbling 

rates pretty high out of the venting hydrogen so 
when we first started alining the platform, we 
apparently had intermittent operation on No. 7 and 
we'd attribute the fact that we'd start drifting 
off, too, to the fact that the hydrogen tank was 
venting. And then we finally got smart after 
awhile and decided to look at something else. 

Ok 23 20 32 CC Roger. 

0k 23 20 3^ C Yes, this venting has been giving us 2 to 3 degrees 

rate here for the last half day or so. 

01+ 23 20 kk CC Okay, have you noticed has it built up in just the 

last half day? 

0k 23 20 k8 P Yes. It seems to have built up just the last 

half day or so. 

0k 23 20 $k CC Okay. 

Ok 23 20 56 C ... We drifted the first night if you remember, 

and the thing stayed pretty low, and last night's 
really the first night we drifted again. We had, 
of course, stayed in Horizon Scan most of the 
other United States night cycles, and so last 
night was the first night we really drifted any 
length of time, and it really did build up much 
higher than it did the first night. 

Ok 23 21 20 CC Okay. Well the venting should start going down. 

BERMUDA 

Ok 23 21 5U CC Gemini-5, we'd like to have you power down your 

computer at this time. We have a good load in it. 

Ok 23 21 59 P Roger. Computer coming down. 

Ok 23 22 01 CC Roger. 

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Ok 23 22 13 CC Gemini-5, friendly backups send congratulations 

and Godspeed for the rest of your mission. 

Ok 23 22 21 P Thank you. 

01+ 23 23 1+7 CC C-emini-5, Houston. 

Ok 23 23 51 P Go ahead. 

Ok 23 23 52 CC We ' d like to have you turn your Cryogenic Gaging 

system OFF. 

OU 23 23 59 P Okay, coming to OFF. 

OU 23 2k 01 CC Another thing. We've watched your source pressure 

on your OAMS power from Carnarvon here to across 
the States. It's holding nice and steady so we're 
not using any fuel there. Looks like most of the 
fuel that you used up was in that one pass and it 
couldn't very well have been from the sticking 
thrusters. 

Ok 23 2k 18 C Okay. 

OU 23 2k 25 CC We're going to take a little look at the Flight 

Plan again, Gordo, and match up the fuel remaining 
with the experiments remaining. Okay? 

Ok 23 2k 33 C Okay. 

Ok 23 2k Uo CC Can you give us one more propellant quantity 

readout from your onboard gaging system? 

Ok 23 2k k6 C Roger. We are reading about 12 percent, a reading 

of the propellant quantity gage. 

Ok 23 2k 57 CC Okay. Very good. 



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CANARY 

0l+ 23 31 17 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 
04 23 31 20 P Go ahead, Canary, Gemini-5. 

Ok 23 31 22 CC Roger. We'd all like to extend our congratulations 

to you. We have nothing else for you. We're 
standing by. Everything looks good from the 
ground. 

Ok 23 31 30 C Okay. Everything's good here. Thank you very 

much. 

Oh 23 31 32 CC Roger. 

TANANARIVE 

Ok 23 56 03 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 

Ok 23 56 16 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Do you read? 

Ok 23 56 26 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. Over. 

Ok 23 56 30 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5 here. 

Ok 23 56 33 CC Roger, Gordo. We'd like to have you scrub a 

portion of D-1+/D-7. We'd like to have you scrub 
the 1+10 Charlie. Scrub klO Charlie, okay? 

Ok 23 57 08 CC Houston here, transmitting in the blind. I would 

like to have you scrub 1+10 Charlie. 

Ok 23 57 16 C Roger, Houston. We got that and will scrub it. 

01+ 23 57 20 CC Roger. 



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CARNARVON 

05 00 10 06 CC Gemini, Carnarvon. Could you tell us why you had 

the platform up? 

OS 00 10 10 C Roger, when we got there, it had only scrubbed one 

05 ° C 10 thing and we needed the platform for some of those 

others . Over . 

05 00 10 17 CC Roger, I understand. 

05 00 10 19 C So we have now powered the platform back down. 

05 00 10 21 CC Roger. 

05 00 10 £9 CC Would you verify that the Roll Jets Switch is in the 

PITCH position? 

05 00 10 35 P Affirmative. 

0Q JlR cc Gemini , Carnarvon. Do you have any other questions 
°" °° 1 a t this time on the Flight Plan? 

05 00 10 53 C Negative. I don't think so. 

05 00 10 56 CO Roger. 

OS 00 11 03 C You might pass on to Flight also on a small failure 

05 00 11 03 ^ o ^ onfeoaxd VQice tape fai ied sometime 

yesterday . 
05 00 11 11 CC Roger. 

05 00 11 13 C We have no onboard recording. 

05 00 11 lh CC Roger. 

05 00 12 55 CC Gemini-5, looks like your 0AMS Source Pressure is 

holding nicely. 

05 00 13 01 P Okay, fine. Thank you. 

HAWAII 

05 00 31 29 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. We have a valid tempera- 
U > UU * y ture . Standing by for blood pressure. 



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05 00 31 k6 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. 
05 00 31 51 P Roger. Sending blood pressure now. 

05 00 31 57 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is 

full-scale. 

05 00 32 30 CC Now we have a real good blood pressure. Give me a 

mark when you begin your exercise. 

05 00 32 3b P MARK. 

05 00 3*+ 03 CC Now particularly, we're interested in a summary for 

the last 2k hours if we can have one. 

05 00 3^ 10 P Roger. Wait one. 

05 00 3U 13 CC Roger. 

05 00 3k 20 P Okay. Water is 26 pounds. I already gave the last 

meal I ate, which was 3B at 05:09:00:00. Had about 
6 hours sleep over the last 2k. 

05 00 3k kl CC Roger, 6 hours sleep. On the meals you have eaten, 

we have estimated from your past report that it's 
ID, 1C and 3B. Is this correct for the past 2k 
hours? 

05 00 3k 55 P That sounds about right. 

05 00 3k 56 CC All right. 

05 00 3"+ 58 C ... put CAP COM back on . . . 

05 00 35 Ok CC Okay, that should do it. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

05 00 35 07 C Okay. 

05 00 35 10 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. We hold you Green on the 

ground. 

05 00 35 Ik C Roger. We're Green here except for our Control 

System. And we do not have a yaw-left thruster. 
Over. 

05 00 35 23 CC I understand. No left thruster. 



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05 00 


35 


26 


c 


That's right. We've tried it at PULSE and in 
DIRECT, and we can see it fire a very faint fire 
from it in DIRECT up here; we were getting no thrust 
down on it. 


05 00 


35 


39 


CC 


Very — 


05 00 


35 


HO 


c 


No. 8 thruster. Right. That's No, 8 thruster. 
No. 7, we have the circuit breaker open on it. 


05 00 


35 


hi 


CC 


Roger, I understand. 


05 00 


35 


50 


c 


And we are in--Roll Jets are in the PITCH position. 


05 00 


35 


59 


CC 


Roger . 


05 00 


36 


18 


CC 


Gemini, have both No. 7 and No. 8 failed now? 


05 00 


36 


23 


c 


That is correct. 


05 00 


36 


26 


CC 


Roger . 


05 00 


36 


51 


cc 


Gemini-5, Hawaii standing by. 


05 00 


36 


52 


c 


Okay. Very fine. Thank you. 
GUAYMAS 


05 00 


k2 


1*7 


cc 


Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 


05 00 


k3 


06 


cc 


Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Over. 


05 00 


h3 


09 


p 


Go ahead, Guaymas. Gemini-5. 


05 00 


1*3 


12 


cc 


Okay. Have you tried the other attitude thrusters? 


05 00 


1*3 


20 


p 


Yes, we have pitch up, down and roll right and left. 


05 00 


U3 


2h 


cc 


Are they working normally? 


05 00 


1*3 


26 


p 


Roger . 


05 00 


1*3 


28 


cc 


All right. 


05 00 


hk 


05 


cc 


Did you try complete secondary electronics on the 
thruster No. 8? 



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05 00 


kk 


11 


C 


No, we haven't. 


05 00 


kk 


17 


cc 


Okay. Flight says leave It alone at this time 


05 00 


kk 


21 


c 


Okay. 


05 00 


k7 


2k 


cc 


Okay. You re looking good here on the ground, 
Gemini . 


05 00 


k7 


27 


p 


Okay, very fine. 


05 00 


kQ 


12 


cc 


Gemini- 5, Houston. 


05 00 


kQ 


Ik 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini-5. 


05 00 


kd 


16 


cc 


We'd like to have you purge Sections 1 and 2. 



Start at any time you like now. 

05 00 21 C Okay. Suppose we'll start them in just a minute. 

05 00 k6 27 CC I was going to give you some more Flight Plan 

stuff. We were going to scrub S-7 because of the 
weather, but I guess we don't have to worry about 
that, do we? 



05 00 


U8 


3k 


C 


Well, there'll be some way around this. 


05 00 


U8 


36 


cc 


Yes. Say, do you want to check your TONE-VOX Cir- 
cuit Breaker? That powers the tape recorder. I 
wonder if it had popped off on you. 


05 00 


k8 


1+6 


c 


I'll check that later. 


05 00 


U8 


U8 


cc 


Okay. 


05 00 


U9 


16 


c 


Gemini over Dallas and Fort Worth. Everything 
else seems to be agreeable. 


05 00 


h9 


18 


cc 


Roger . 


05 00 


U9 


29 


c 


What do all the pulse people down there think? Do 

we go a little ... on that off stuff? j 


05 00 




3^ 


cc 


I don't know. They're still working on it, Gordo. 


05 00 




37 


c 


Okay. I figured they probably were. 



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U51 



05 00 1+9 U9 CC Gordo, we think that the mixture ratio was off for 

some reason. We don't know exactly why yet. 

05 00 U9 56 P Yes, we could see this thruster was actually burning 

but we're not getting any thrust out of it. We 
could see it- -as a matter of fact, it puts out a 
brighter flame than the normal thruster firing. 

05 00 50 08 CC Yes, that's a pretty indication we've got a bad 

mixture ratio on it. Did you see anything like 
that on the other one, or did it just fail? 

05 00 50 15 P No, it was just not ... It didn't do anything at 

all on the other one. 

05 00 50 20 CC Okay. Yes, we're working on it down here and, I 

guess, why don't we just hold the experiments in 
abeyance until we get something figured out here. 

05 00 50 30 C Okay. The only thing that I could think of, Jim, 

is last night I got to where we were just drifting 
in this hydrogen venting and it was giving us--let 
me remember right— left roll and right yaw— 

05 00 50 1+9 P Left yaw and right roll. 

05 00 50 50 C --left yaw and right roll. 

05 00 50 51 P And we spent a lot of time corkscrewing around 

like that and the tendency to keep that side out 

on the sun, any time we were in it, was fairly good. 

That would be the way we were drifting. 

05 00 51 05 CC Okay. You're getting left yaw and right roll and 

you say that side of the spacecraft was in the 
darkness quite a bit. 

05 00 51 10 C Yes. 

05 00 51 16 CC Okay. That sounds like a nifty maneuver. 

05 00 51 20 P That's with this hydrogen purge and it just may be 

from the hydrogen venting. 

05 00 51 23 C The hydrogen venting ... 

05 00 51 29 CC I knew you guys weren *t very coordinated but left 

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yaw and right roll, I don't know. 
05 00 51 35 P Got to purge fuel cells, Jim. 
05 00 51 39 CC Roger. 

05 00 31 kO P Okay. We're starting the hydrogen purge on No. 1 

right now. 

05 00 51 CC Okay. 

05 00 51 59 P No. 2 hydrogen going. 

05 00 52 02 CC Roger. 

05 00 52 37 P No. 1 oxygen going. 

05 00 52 k3 CC Gemini -5, this is MCC Surgeon. How did the sleep 

go last night? 

05 00 52 50 C Oh, we got about 3 hours each, 3-1/2 hours each, 

I guess. 

05 00 52 56 CC Yes, I heard the times, but was it easier? Was 

the Flight Plan working out better last night? 

05 00 53 Ok C Little bit better. 

05 00 53 07 CC Hey, did Pete get the cuffs off? 

05 00 53 10 C Yes, we got them off. 

05 00 53 13 CC Okay. How's the skin now with the cuffs off? 
05 00 53 19 C Whole lots better. 

05 00 53 22 CC You having any more trouble around the sensors, 

Gordo? 

05 00 53 26 C Yes. 

05 00 53 28 P Hey, I see a carrier and a destroyer steaming right 

straight into Jacksonville! 

05 00 53 33 CC Very good. 

05 00 53 hO P Hey, the weather was really clear across the U.S. ! 

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05 00 53 !+5 CC You know that was our trouble with the S-7. We 

didn't have any sunny side for you to take pictures 
of. 

05 00 5h hi P Okay. Commencing No. O2 purge. 

05 00 5k hk CC Roger. 

05 00 55 39 P I think I see there's a recovery carrier or another 

large ship making a big wake down there. 

05 00 55 k6 CC You're a real homing pigeon for these aircraft 

carriers, aren't you? 

05 00 55 *+8 P Yes. 

05 00 55 52 P If the sun was just right today and the spacecraft 

holds Just right. 

05 00 55 56 CC Okay. 

05 00 56 08 CC How was the weather out around Laredo? Do you 

think there is any chance of seeing that S-8/D-13 
target? 

05 00 56 Ik C We are having small fluffy clouds out there. 

05 00 56 19 CC Okay. You think you can control the spacecraft, 

Gordo, so that you could do the S-8/D-13? 

05 00 56 28 C No, we wanted to do it. 

05 00 56 31 CC Say again. 

05 00 56 32 C We want to do S-8/D-13. 

05 00 56 3^ CC You want to do it. Roger. We'd like to have you 

do it too. 

05 00 56 h7 C Hello, you say can we control the spacecraft to do 

it? 

05 00 56 50 CC Yes, can you control it? 

05 00 56 56 C I don't know. We might be able to. 

05 00 56 58 CC Okay. Well don't expend a lot of fuel doing it; 

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we're trying to save some fuel here too. 
05 00 57 Ok C Okay. 

CARNARVON 

05 01 39 1+9 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 

05 01 1+0 02 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 

05 01 to 09 P Go ahead, Carnarvon. This is Gemini-5. 

05 01 1+0 11 CC Roger. I have a Flight Plan update for you. Are 

you ready to copy? 

05 01 1*0 16 P We want . . . 

05 01 1+0 18 CC Also be advised that Flight requests that you use 

no fuel until advised. Do all experiments until 
advised . 

05 01 40 29 P Ready to copy Flight Plan. 

05 01 UO 31 CC Roger. Item Map, 15:55:^9, longitude 151. h East, 

Rev 77. Next item Star 15: 55:^9, Remarks, zero 
hours 19 minutes. Do you copy? 

05 01 1+1 08 P Roger. 

05 01 1+1 10 CC Did you copy this one about the fuel? 
05 01 1+1 13 P Roger. 

05 01 1+1 ll+ CC Okay, and they want you in the powered-down con- 
figuration and this is the list of items they wish 
you to have powered up. Voice Control Center, one 
suit fan, two coolant pumps, ACQ-AID Beacon, UHF 
Receiver, DCS Receiver, TCM Tape Recorder, Bio-Med 
Recorder No. 2, the DC-DC Converter, the OAMS 
Heater and the RCS Heater, the Water Line Heater, 
aa necessary, the cabin lights. Do you copy? 

05 01 1+2 21+ P I got all of it but one . Voice Control , one suit 

fan, two cool pumps, one ACQ-AID. What was the 
next thing? 

05 01 1+2 31 CC Next one was the UHF Receiver, followed by DCS 

Receiver . 



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05 01 1*2 38 P ... DCS, TCM Tape, Bio-Med Recorder No. 2, DC-DC 

Converter, RCS and OAMS ... 

05 01 1*2 1*7 CC Roger. They're trying to work up some test on this 

attitude thruster problem and they haven't got any- 
thing as yet. 

05 01 1+3 00 P Okay. 

05 01 03 CC They have several thoughts; Thruster 7 and 8 are 

right on the end of the manifold; it's possibility 
of clogging toward the end of the mainfold or it 
could be low on fuel or oxidizer or both. They're 
working on the problem. 

05 01 1*3 22 P Roger. 

05 01 1*3 32 CC Also Flight would like the Scanner Heaters left on. 
05 01 1*3 36 P Okay. 

05 01 1*3 37 CC You can turn your primary ACME power off. 
05 01 1*3 M* P Roger. 

05 01 1*U 01 CC Okay. We've got your telemetry off; we got a 

look at it and it looks okay. We'd transmitted it 
off. 

05 01 1*1* 08 P Okay. 

05 01 1*U 10 CC We're standing by. 

05 01 1*1* 11 P Roger. 

HAWAII 

05 02 07 15 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

05 02 07 1+2 CC Gemini-5 > Hawaii CAP COM. 

05 02 07 1*5 C Roger, Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. 

05 02 07 1*8 CC Roger. For your power -up configuration we'd like 

you to add the Horizon Scanner Heater Circuit 
Breaker on. 



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05 02 07 58 


C 


Roger. You — for the power-up configuration. 


05 02 08 Ok 


CC 


The way you are now. 


05 02 08 05 


C 


Do you want the Scanner Heater Circuit Breaker on? 


05 02 08 08 


CC 


That's affirm. 


05 02 08 11 


C 


Roger. We have it on. 


05 02 08 16 


CC 


All of your systems are GO. 


05 02 08 19 


C 


Roger. Thank you. 


05 02 08 21 


CC 


We're standing by. 


05 02 08 22 


c 


Okay, mighty fine. 

TEXAS 


05 02 22 03 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston. 


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V? \)d 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston here. I have a few things for 
you when you get your radios ready. 


05 02 22 27 


C 


Roger, Houston, Oemini-5 here. Radio transmitters 
warmed up. 


05 02 22 33 


CC 


Okay. How are your vehicle rates with the venting 
in drifting flight now? 



05 02 22 1+1 C Oh, we've a couple. 3 degrees in pitch and a little 

bit in roll; mostly just in pitch right now. 

05 02 22 51 CC Okay. Do you find these rates to be objectionable 

at all? 

05 02 22 55 C No. 

05 02 22 56 CC Okay. I've got a little briefing on the OAMS 

situation here. The OAMS Heaters are ON now and 
the tester is coming up on TCA-10, which is the one 
that has the temperature sensor on it. Now all the 
thrusters are okay except 7 and 8, and since these 
are on the same side of the spacecraft, they're 
subject to the same kind of ambient heat load; they'd 
probably be subjected to just about the same tempera- 
ture. Also, these particular thrusters are pretty 

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far down the manifold. How, if the temperature 
is a problem and we can get the OAMS Heaters to 
bring TCA No. 10 temperature up to around 60 degrees 
or so, we'd like to fire up the ACME again and try 
7 and 8 in the Direct Mode to see if this is what 
the problem was . Okay? 

05 02 2k 05 CC G-emini-5, Houston. Did you get that message? 

05 02 2k 07 C We missed your last one, over. 

05 02 2k 12 CC Okay. Did, did you get the OAMS thruster briefing 

about the temperatures? 

05 02 2k 16 C We got that . . . 

02 2k 18 CC Roger. Okay, you got that. Be advised that we're 
05 02 2k lb CC CQ l aideTiT £ I lot of drifting flight now because 

we're not really sure what the state is; you know, 
the different mixture ratios we get from the dif- 
ferent thrusters. How do you feel about spending 
a day or two in drifting flight to make sure that 
we've got enough fuel for the last day or so, and 
to keep down the vehicle rates that we're going to 
get from the Hydrogen Test. 

05 02 2k kl C Well, I don't know. Hadn't really considered it. 

05 02 2k 55 CC Okay. Well, why don't you think about it for a 
□5 ^ while. It looks to us down here that there may be 

any one of a number of things wrong and if we're 
getting low on fuel, we don't want to run out of 
fuel with 3 days to go. We want to save some of 
the fuel to keep down the rates due to the venting. 
So we don't want to run the thing dry so far in 
advance . 

05 02 25 17 C All right. 

05 02 25 19 CC So, what you ought to plan on tentatively is very 
05 ^ ^ experiments, probably no experiments for the 

next day or two, till we get a better handle on 
what your fuel state is; and then on the last day 
we can expect to power up and do some more S-07 
D-3's and that type of thing. 



05 02 25 kO C Okay. 

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HOUSTON 

05 02 25 51 CC Okay, Gemini-5. We're going UHF-6, now. 

05 02 26 00 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Could you tell us what 

your Blue Bag situation is. 

05 02 26 06 C Roger, it still hasn't changed. 

05 02 26 09 CC Oh, very good, very good. 

05 02 26 Ik C We just passed over the U.S. and were drifting 

slowly around. The weather is quite pretty there 
today. And we just came over Houston just a few 
seconds ago and saw Houston quite clearly. 

05 02 26 31 CC Gordo, have you ever been able to see the Domed 

Stadium? 

05 02 26 3*+ C No, we didn't see the Domed Stadium this time. 

either . 

05 02 26 39 CC Roger. 

05 02 26 kl C Very little or small, little puffy cu overhead ... 

and then we were drifting into a fairly good rate 
here too, which doesn't give us a great long look 
at anything. 

05 02 26 53 CC Okay. 

05 02 26 55 C We just went on out past Florida. Saw Florida. 

05 02 27 01 P Say, one thing, Jim, I'd like you to consider on 

the last day's worth of experiments, fuel per- 
mitting; let's not load us too badly, though, 
because we're going to have quite a re-stowage 
problem, you know. 

05 02 27 Ik CC Right, I understand that. I set aside 3 hours 

prior to retrofire for our stowage. And it took 
us just that long to do it. As a matter of fact, 
we were a little rushed at about an hour to go; 
we still had some things out. So I think probably 
3 hours would be a good time to use there. 

05 02 27 32 P That was our feeling, that we needed at least 3 

hours. 

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Okay. Well, don't worry about that. We won't 
load you up so you can't get all the stuff stowed. 




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Verv stood. 


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We're right over Key West now. It's really a nice 
day down there, too. 


05 


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Roger . 


05 


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Saw the airfield at Key West. 


05 


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Have you ever noticed Florida, the Gulf Coast, and 
the Atlantic Coast outlining those little puffy 
clouds like we saw? 


05 


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Yes. It is right now. 


05 


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That's really classical weather, isn't it? 


05 


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Yes, it sure is. Can also see a big storm right 
down off the tip of Florida and the Gulf. 


05 


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Roger. Ssy, were you ever able to see the eye of 
Doreen or does it just look like a big — 


05 


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Yes, got some pictures of it. 


05 


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Is the eye actually . . . does it actually look like 
an open spot or is is just all clouded over? 



05 02 28 27 C It looked kind of like a semi-open spot. It built 

up very, very heavy and then right in the immediate 
eye of it was sort of like a sunken-in place. 
Kind of convex. 

05 02 28 38 CC Oh, very good. All the storms we passed over were 

all Just flat. You could never really pick out 
any center to them. 

No, this one had a very well-defined eye. 
Roger . 

It looked like the center of a big whirlpool, you 
know. 

Roger. 

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05 02 


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I got a good look at the Guantanamo Naval Base near 
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05 02 


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Very good. 


05 02 


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Gemini-5, Houston again. Have you been able to 
see anything of Australia yet in the daylight? 


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05 02 


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05 02 


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CARNARVON 


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05 03 15 06 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 
05 03 15 15 P Go ahead Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 

05 03 15 17 CC Roger. Be advised we'd like you to turn your Fuel 

Cell Section 2 Power Switch off on my cue and also 
turn off the Pump A in the Secondary Loop and I'll 
go on to explain why shortly. 

05 03 15 38 P Okay. 

05 03 15 40 CC Stand by on that until we get our summaries out. 

05 03 15 42 CC Okay, also be advised we have a Medical Pass on 

the Command Pilot at Hawaii and then AOS time is 
17:41. 

05 03 15 54 P Roger. 17:41. 

05 03 15 58 CC Roger. 

05 03 16 13 CC Okay, would you go ahead and place Section 2 Power 

Switch OFF and turn off the Pump A in Secondary 
Loop. 

05 03 16 25 P Roger, Power Switch is OFF. Pump on the Secondary 

Loop is OFF. 

05 03 16 31 CC Okay, what we're doing here is — the best computa- 
tions at Houston on the HgO produced is running 
about 0.03 to 0.031 pounds of water per amp-hour. 
And what this is giving them is it shows that 
Tank B will be out of drinking water at about 
the end of the flight, based upon the present 
power consumption. 

05 03 17 03 P I see. 

05 03 17 04 CC Okay, what they're going to do is bring up Section 

2 about every 20 hours until the Hg stops venting. 
And then they'll have a look at that for one or two 
orbits. And if it has stopped venting at that time 
they '11 leave the H2 . They '11 bring Section 2 up 
and leave it up for 6 to 10 hours and get an Hg 
usage rate. And they'll recompute a water usage. 
Then they'll take the water usage rate they had 
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and this is what I'm speaking of — and compute a new 
usage rate on the total water production . 

05 03 18 03 P Roger. 

05 03 18 05 CC Okay, we'll continue purging both sections on the 

present purge cycle. And Flight said they had 
worked out some power curves for your batteries 
toward the end of the mission, if necessary, and 
they look real good. And looks like they're going 
to try to make it the 8 days . 

05 03 18 30 P Roger. 

05 03 18 31 CC Okay, you got any questions on that readout? 

05 03 18 35 P No, I don't believe so. 

05 03 18 39 CC Okay. 

05 03 18 h2 P Our status is Green up here. 

05 03 18 hh CC Roger. Looks good down here also. 

05 03 20 09 CC We've got about a minute to LOS. Standing by. 

05 03 20 16 P Roger. 

05 03 20 28 P Carnarvon CAP COM, is the Surgeon listening? 

05 03 20 32 CC Roger, he's listening. 

05 03 20 3k P Would the Surgeon pass on from the Pilot to Doctors 

Bishop, Wade, and Murray Austin our regards please? 

05 03 20 Ul CC Roger, will do. 

05 03 20 1+2 P Thank you. 

05 03 20 59 CC We'll see you tomorrow. 

05 03 21 02 P Okay. 

HAWAII 

05 03 hi 50 CC Gfemini-5, this is Hawaii. We have a valid tempera- 
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05 03 1+2 08 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

05 03 1+2 kk CC Gemini-5, we have a valid blood pressure. Give me 

a mark when you begin your exercise. 

05 03 1+2 56 C MARK. 

05 03 1+2 58 CC MARK. 

05 03 1+3 3I+ CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

05 03 1+3 59 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

05 03 36 CC Gemini-5, we have a valid blood pressure; standing 

by for your water and sleep report . 

05 03 1+1+ 1+6 C Roger. The Command Pilot has had 27 pounds 2 ounces 

of water, and I just finished Meal 3C. 

05 03 1+1+ 56 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Could you give me some 

data on your sleep? 

05 03 1+5 01 C Roger, I had about 2 hours of sleep in the last 7 

or 8 hours. 

05 03 1+5 12 CC Roger, Gemini-5. I repeat, 21+.2 pounds of water. 

Is that affirmative? 

05 03 *+5 18 C 27.2 

05 03 i+5 20 CC I understand, 27.2 pounds of water. Thank you, 

Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon out. 

0^ 03 1+5 27 C Roger. 

05 03 1+5 30 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. We hold your 

systems Green on the ground. 

05 03 1+5 35 C Roger. All systems look Green here. Thank you. 

05 03 1+5 38 CC Hawaii standing by. 

05 03 1+5 1+0 C Roger. 

CALIFORNIA 

05 03 50 1+3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Be advised 

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we don't have much information for you on this pass, 
I'm just transmitting in the blind; you needn't 
acknowledge. We'll play you some music until we 
get Texas l/M acquisition, then we'll have you flip 
a few switches. You don't even have to bother 
coming up on transmit this pass. Here comes the 
music now. 

05 03 51 08 CC MUSIC (Dixieland) 

05 03 55 *+9 C Sounding good. 

05 03 55 51 CC How do you like that, GT-5? 

05 03 55 56 CC Gemini- 5, Houston here. I've got some switching 

positions that I'd like to have you go to. You 
don't have to acknowledge this. We'd like to have 
you put your Cryogenic Gaging Switch on ECS 0^. 

TEXAS 

05 03 56 39 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. We'd like to have you put 

your Cryogenic Gaging Switch to ECS 0 2 » 

05 03 56 U5 C Roger. 

05 03 56 h6 CC Oh, you're up. How did you like the music? 
05 03 56 k8 C It was great. 

05 03 56 1+9 CC Listen, if we ever get through with some switching 

here, we'll give you some more. 

05 03 56 53 C Okay. 

05 03 56 57 CC How are your rates up there now? 

05 03 57 00 P Oh, about 3 degrees I guess. 

05 03 57 0l+ CC Okay, gage your Cryogenic Gaging to Fuel Cell 0 2> 

05 03 57 19 CC Okay, we'd like to have you g0 to Fuel Cell H 2 . 

05 03 57 23 C Okay, we get particles going by fairly frequently, 

so I think we're still venting a couple items. 

05 03 57 32 CC Okay, you say things are going by quite often so 

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you think you're still venting. Right? 
05 03 57 37 C Roger. 

05 03 57 39 CC Okay . We . . . you can go ... put your Cryogenic 

Gaging Switch back to OFF. Be advised that it may 
be possible for you to get another fix on the 
storm Doreen. 

05 03 57 51 C Okay. 

05 03 57 53 CC On Rev 79, at approximately 19:25:00, the center of 

the storm should be a little bit to the right of 
your track or possibly directly below the spacecraft, 
and if you can get a fix, we'd like to have the time 
that you passed over it and where you thought the 
center of the storm was with respect to you. 



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Okay, we '11 try . 


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. . . Jim. 


05 03 


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Go ahead. 


05 03 


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Gemini-5, do you have anything else for Houston? 


05 03 


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No, I don't believe so. 


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Okay, if you don't have anything else, we'll give 
the music again, okay? 


05 03 


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32 


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All right. 


05 03 


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Here we go. I'll test the music contact. 


05 03 


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Too late. 


05 03 


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MUSIC (Dixieland) 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


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05 Oh 58 12 CC Roger, Gemini-5. We'd like you to place your T/M 

Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AID position, please. 

05 01+ 58 18 C Okay. 

05 Ok 58 23 CC And CSQ has a block update for you. Let me know 

when you 're ready to copy . Over . 

05 Ok 58 29 C Copy. 

05 OU 58 3U C We're ready. 

05 01+ 58 36 CC Roger. 8l-3, 21:52:20, Ik plus 37, 19 plus 1+1. 

82-3, 23:27:38, 13 plus 22, 18 plus 35. 83-3, 
01:02:52, 12 plus 19, 17 plus 53. 84-Bravo, 
02:38:1+1, 11 plus 3k, 17 plus 1+5. 85-Delta, 
03:27:55, 19 plus 36, 21+ plus 1+0. Do you copy? 

05 05 01 03 C Roger. 

05 05 01 0l+ CC Okay, be advised the weather is good in all areas 

and it's standard bank angles. Over. 

05 05 01 11 C Roger. Weather good. Standard bank angles. 

05 05 01 ll+ CC And also be advised that if your Delta-P lights 

on Section 2 come on, you should go to the Cross- 
over momentarily . Over . 

05 05 01 23 C Say again. 

05 05 01 2l+ CC Roger. If Delta-P lights come on in Section 2, you 

should open the crossover valve momentarily. Over. 

05 05 01 32 C Okay, will do. 

05 05 01 36 C Will you pass back to MCC we have one minor little 

difficulty and we think it's all right but they 
might just be aware of it. A partial pressure of 
COg gage starts climbing, and we increased the suit 
flow and ... the suit — decreased the suit temperature 
and heat flow and rechecked if the gage went back 
down, and we have run a ECS Og tank test on it which 
shows that it is below 1+imn of mercury. And the gage 
is surprisingly back down to zero point but they 
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Roger t Flight would like to know how high the ECS 
0^ rose . 


05 05 


02 


58 


c 


When we found it, it was up just above 1mm of mer- 
cury . 


05 05 


03 


OU 


cc 


It what? 


up up 




up 


n 
\j 


i e +■ ohnvp 1 /"L0 of a rnercvrrv * 


OS OS 
up up 


u j 


OQ 




l/lO of a millimeter? 


OS OS 


0^ 


10 


c 


Riant . 


05 05 


03 


11 


c 


But it's been riding clear down off the bottom peg 
So this was quite a change, then. 


05 05 


03 


18 


cc 


Roger , Copy . 


05 05 


03 


39 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ. 


05 05 


03 


^3 


c 


Go ahead. 


05 05 


03 


UU 


CC 


Houston advises that that sounds normal to them. 


05 05 


03 


U8 


C 


Okay. 


05 05 


03 


53 


c 


Yes, I guess that was 1mm - it's the first mark, 
it s insLriteci at > bliivj c-\j on untr cliju x 
believe each one of the marks is 10 — is 1mm. 


05 05 


0k 


05 


cc 


CSQ copy. 


05 05 


ok 


08 


c 


It was up above the first mark, anyway . 


05 05 


ok 


5^ 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ. 


05 05 


ok 


56 


c 


Go ahead, CSQ. 


05 05 


ok 


58 


cc 


Houston advises that it makes them feel warm to 



know the gage works properly, over, 

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v^V^MNrlDtlN I IAL 


05 05 05 02 


C 


Ha, ha. Yes, well we just wanted to recheck it 
with the tape, which kind of confirmed. 


05 05 05 17 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ advises go to the COMMAND position 
with the T/M Switch. Over, 


05 05 05 23 


C 


Roger . 

HAWAII 


05 05 18 18 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


05 05 18 21 


C 


Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5. 


05 05 18 2k 


CC 


Roger. We'd like to run a test on Thruster 7 and 8 
We'd like you to bring up the ACME in the Pulse 
Control Mode and stabilize with the adapter toward 
the sun without using your yaw thrusters . 


05 05 1° 39 


C 


Okay, we'll do that. 


05 05 lo kl 


CC 


Okay, we'd like you to fire the Thrusters 7 and 8 
in the Direct Control Mode for about 1 second 
each and evaluate the performance. 


05 05 lo i+o 


C 


Okay . 


05 05 18 50 


CC 


We'd like you to do that at Guaymas. 


05 05 18 53 


c 


You want us to do that at Guaymas? 


05 05 18 55 


CC 


That's affirmative. 


05 05 18 56 


c 


Okay , fine . 


05 05 18 57 


CC 


Okay, and as soon as you are finished the evaluation, 
we'd like you to power down again. 


05 05 19 02 


c 


Okay . 


<J? 05 19 12 


/-I 

c 


We still are apparently venting quite a bit because 
our drift rates have gotten up to around 6 degrees 
per second and tumbling. 


05 05 19 20 


CC 


Roger . 


05 05 21 25 


CC 


We'd like you to start stabilizing about now, 
Gemini-5 . 



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05 05 21 1+3 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

GUAYMAS 

05 05 2k 32 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5 , Houston. 

05 05 2k 1+3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

05 05 2k 57 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston. Over. 

05 05 25 16 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

05 05 25 27 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5- 

05 05 25 30 CC Roger. Have you started to slow down your rate now 

and stabilize with the adapter toward the sun? 

05 05 25 38 C We're just starting. 

05 05 25 39 CC Okay, very good. We'd like to have you turn on 

your T/M at 19:26. We're going to Real Time and 
Acquisition right now. We'd like to have you turn 
it hack to COMMAND at 19:3*+, if we haven't told 
you to do it by then. 

05 05 26 01 C Okay. 

05 05 26 03 CC What do you think of those tumbling rates that 

you've got now? We'd like your opinion of them. 

05 05 26 08 C Well, they're getting up a little bit high, but 

they aren't too bad yet. 

05 05 26 19 CC Okay, what do you think you can live with, about 

twice that much, or 50$ more, or a little bit 
more, or what? 

05 05 26 32 P Wait a minute, we're Just damping things down. 

05 05 26 33 C Just a second, we're damping. 

05 05 26 35 CC Okay. How are those other thrusters working, 

Gordo? 

05 05 26 45 C They seem to be working all right. 

05 05 26 1+6 CC Very good. 

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05 05 26 59 P 
05 05 27 02 CC 



05 05 27 20 C 

05 05 27 29 CC 

05 05 27 h2 C 

05 05 27 52 C 

05 05 27 53 CC 

05 05 27 55 CC 

05 05 27 59 C 

05 05 28 11 CC 

05 05 28 22 C 

05 05 28 28 C 

05 05 28 39 CC 

05 05 28 kl C 

05 05 28 1+9 CC 

05 05 28 5h C 

05 05 28 57 CC 



7 and 8 on together, or one at a time? 

We want them one at a time, and we want you to 
thrust for about 1 second on each one and we want 
your evaluation of their performance, but we'll 
call you and tell you when we've got good T/M. 
We'd like to watch that T/M also. 

Okay. 

Okay, Gemini-5, this is Houston. We'd like to have 
you go ahead and operate one of the thrusters in 
Direct and you tell us which one you are doing. 

No. 7 is on, I'm thrusting on ray mark; 3, 2, 1, 
MARK. 

No joy. 

Roger, no joy. 

We'd like to have you do it on No. 8 now, please. 

All right, No. 8 is on, I'm thrusting now; 3, 2, 1. 
MARK. No joy. ' 

Roger, no joy on that one either. We'd like to have 
you go to RATE COMMAND and try Rate Command now, 
Gemini-5, in yaw left. 

Roger . 

No. 8 is on now. Negative in Rate Command. 
Okay, try 7. 

No. 7 is on now and nothing in No. 7. 

Okay, you can go ahead and power back down; we'll 
think some more here . 

All right. 

Don't forget to turn your T/M off; just a second, 
we'll see if we need anymore. Okay, leave it on 
for a couple of more minutes and I'll give you 
another call. 



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05 05 29 06 C Okay. 

05 05 29 23 P Houston, Gemini-5. 

05 05 29 26 CC Go ahead. 

05 05 29 28 P We passed ... 19: 2^5, 20 miles north of track. 

05 05 29 35 CC Roger, 19: 2^5, 20 miles north of your track. 

OS OS 29 50 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We'd like to verify that the 
05 05 29 50 c , rcu . t £ reakers went on and stay ed on when you 

placed them up to the OH position. 
05 05 29 58 C Yes, they were and they stayed on. 

05 05 30 01 CC Okay. 

05 05 31 01 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Are both of your circuit 

breakers open at this time? 

05 05 31 0k C Roger, 7 and 8 Circuit Breakers are open at this 

time. 

05 05 31 08 CC Okay, very good. 

05 05 31 11 C We are reading on fuel cell hydrogen at the 

present time. 

05 05 31 18 CC Roger, understand kH on fuel cell hydrogen. 

05 05 31 22 C Roger. It's gone down from 52 to k2 since we talked 

to you last. 

05 05 31 27 CC Okay. 

OS 05 31 56 CC Gemini-5, Houston. You can put your T/M Switch 
^ back to COMMAND now. 

05 05 32 01 C Okay, back in COMMAND, 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
05 06 32 2k CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
05 06 32 51 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

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05 06 33 29 CC 

05 06 33 1+8 C 

05 06 33 51 CC 

05 06 33 57 C 

05 06 3^ 21 c 

05 06 3k 23 CC 

05 06 35 01 C 

05 06 35 06 CC 



05 06 35 25 C 
05 06 35 27 CC 



05 06 35 hk c 

05 06 35 50 CC 

05 06 36 00 C 

05 06 36 02 CC 

05 06 36 29 CC 



Geminl-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
CSQ, Gemini-5. 

Roger, Gemini-5, CSQ has you GO on the ground. I 
have a map update. Are you ready to copy? 

Roger, Just one second. 
Roger, we're ready. 

Roger. Map, 20:23:38, longitude 83 degrees East, 
Rev 80. -Star, 20:23:38, 00:14:22. Did you copy? 

Roger, we got that. 

Also Houston advises we let you continue to conserve 
fuel and only damp out the rates when you feel 
they're becoming unacceptable. When you do bring 
up the ACME, they'd like you to go through any 
alternate procedures you can think of to get the 
thrusters back in. Over. 

Okay, fine. 

Also, there's a slight change on the Delta-P light- 
on procedure. If you get a Delta-P light, they'd 
like you to turn on the Crossover Valve Switch, 
then perform a short purge on Section 2 to reset 
the regulators. Over. 

Roger, understand go to Crossover and do a short 
purge on 2. 

That's affirmative, and we'd like an experiment 
status if you have it ready; if not, Hawaii will 
copy . Over . 

Roger, we'll get to Hawaii. 
CSQ. 

Gemini-5, CSQ has nothing further; we're standing 
by. 



05 06 37 10 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, 



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05 05 37 32 C Go ahead, CSQ, Gemini-5. 

05 06 37 35 CC Roger, just to advise you that you are showing up 

bright again today at about 30 -degree elevation 
angle. 

05 06 37 hi G Oh, very good, thank you. 

05 06 38 13 CC Gemini- 5, CSQ. 
05 06 38 16 C Go ahead. 

05 06 38 17 CC Roger. The Surgeons would like to know if you did 

any exercises or exerted yourself at the beginning 
of the pass. Over. 



05 06 38 27 


c 


Negative, did they ask if they had scared me a 
little bit ... asleep. 


05 06 38 3^ 


CC 


CSQ, Roger. 


05 06 38 38 


c 


We both had dropped off and woke up when you were 
calling us. 


05 06 38 h3 


CC 


Roger . 

HAWAII 


05 06 51 hh 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


05 06 51 ^9 


c 


Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini-5. 


05 06 51 51 


CC 


You have a fuel cell purge over Hawaii this pass. 


05 06 51 56 


C 


Okay . 


05 06 52 07 


CC 


Hawaii's ready to copy. 



Editor's note: Voice comments overridden by noise through 
this time: 05:06:52:08 to 05:06:52:U3 

05 06 52 kk C Hydrogen OFF No. 1. Hydrogen ON No. 2. Hydrogen 

OFF No. 2. Oxygen ON No. 1. Complete on No. 1 
on oxygen. Oxygen ON on No. 2, second. NOW. 
Oxygen is OFF on second. NOW. 

05 06 57 lh CC Roger, Gemini-5. 

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05 07 12 29 CC 

05 07 12 39 CC 

05 07 12 kl C 

05 07 12 kk CC 

05 07 12 1+9 C 

05 07 12 51 CC 

05 07 12 57 P 

05 07 13 00 CC 

05 07 13 05 P 

05 07 13 06 CC 

05 07 13 07 P 



05 07 13 k2 CC 

05 07 13 k3 P 

05 07 Ik 10 CC 

05 07 1^ 11 C 

05 07 lh Ik P 

05 07 Ik 22 CC 

05 07 Ik 23 P 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
Go ahead, RKV, Gemini-5. 

Roger. Your systems are all Green, GO on the ground, 
Okay, We're on the Green here. 

Roger. We'd like to confirm that your OAMS Heater 
Circuit Breaker is closed. 

That's Charlie. It is closed. 

Roger. We'd like an experiment status from you at 
this time. 

Okay. Ready to copy? 
Roger . 

Experiment status as of 05:21:00:00. UHF Test Nos. 
1, 2, 3 and 6 complete. D-l Sequence 1, 2 and 3 
complete. D-2, testing. D-6, 72 pictures. 
D-U/D-7, the following sequences are complete: 
1+05, U08, 1+09, 1+10. Still copy? 

Roger . 

1+10A, 1+10B, 1+11, klk, 1+20, 1+22, 1+23A, 1+23 Bravo, 
1+21+A, 1+25A. On D-1+/D-7 we have 16 minutes of re- 
cord time left. 

16? 

That's affirmative. 

Testing D-13, we've completed to date all onboard 
Flight Plan tests. 

Roger . 

On S-l it is complete. On S-5/6 we've taken three 
magazines' worth and have over 210 pictures. On 



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S-7 we've taken 23 pictures, which include 8 groups 
of clouds, plus the calibration card pictures. M-l 
experiment broke at 0^:00:00:00, give or take a 
couple of hours . 



05 07 


15 


02 


CC 


What was the number of that one again? 


05 07 


15 


05 


P 


Say again. 


05 07 


15 


06 


CC 


Which experiment was that? 


05 07 


15 


09 


P 


M-l. 


05 07 


15 


11 


CC 


Roger . 


05 07 


15 


13 


p 


The M-3 Exercisers have only been used on programs 
by the Pilot; the Command Pilot has used them a 
few times other than that. 


05 07 


15 


22 


CC 


Roger . 


05 07 


15 


2h 


p 


... 1 has been done once on Day 1 , once on Day 3 , 
once on Day k. 


05 07 


15 


33 


CC 


Good. 


05 07 


15 


3^ 


p 


On the Apollo Landmarks, we have photographed 207, 
208, 212, 213. 


05 07 


15 


h3 


CC 


Good. 


05 07 


15 


kk 


p 


Cabin Lighting, run 1+ surveys. 


05 07 


15 


k8 


CC 


Say again . 


05 07 


15 


k 9 


p 


On the Cabin Lighting , we have run k surveys . 


05 07 


15 


52 


CC 


Good. 


05 07 


15 


53 


p 


The Humidity Sensor, we have at least 1 reading 
per day. 


05 07 


16 


01 


CC 


Roger . 


05 07 


16 


01 


CC 


Good. 


05 07 


16 


02 


p 


On the Millimeter Camera we've taken one and a 



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quarter magazines. We have two and three-quarter 
magazines left. With regard to remarks, the D-6, 
we're almost out of Film 3I+OI. 

05 07 16 21+ P Do you read? 

05 07 16 25 CC Roger. 

05 07 16 27 P That's it. 

05 07 16 28 CC Okay . What size film was it you gave me where you 

had two and three-quarter magazines left? 

05 07 16 36 P l6mm. 

05 07 16 37 CC Right. Thank you. 

05 07 16 hO C We have also taken about 50 S-5/S-6 photographs 

with the extra 35mm film pack. 

05 07 16 5h CC Roger. Well, that's the status. 

05 07 17 10 CC Okay. Could you give us the scores from your vision 

test. 

05 07 17 lb P Okay. I'll get you one here. There's only one 

that you haven't gotten. 

05 07 17 19 CC Okay. 

05 07 17 29 P Okay. Last night at 05 days 08 hours kO minutes, 

the Command Pilot has 10 wrong; and on the M-9, 
the scores were 95, 95, 9 1 *, 96, 96. 

05 07 17 50 CC Roger. 

05 07 17 52 P On the Pilot, the S-8/D-13 were 6 wrong. M-9 

scores were 95, 93, 92, 98, 98. 

05 07 18 Ok CC Good. We'd also like to get an evaluation of the 

mode of failure on the tape recorder and approxi- 
mately what time it happened. 

05 07 18 15 P We don't have any idea what time it happened be- 

cause we just realized that we'd done a lot of 
talking on the tape and hadn't gotten a record 
light, and it should stop running. 



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05 07 18 


26 


cc 


Roger. Understand* 


OS 07 1 Q 

UP U| i-7 


05 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We have nothing else for 
you this pass. We'll be standing by. 


05 07 19 


10 


c 


Okay , fine . Thank you . 
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


05 08 08 


31 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ. 


05 08 08 


3^ 


p 


This is Gemini-5, go ahead CSQ, 


05 08 08 


37 


cc 


Roger, we have you GO on the ground and Houston 
advised on your tape recorder problem. Confirm 
that the TONE-VOX Circuit Breaker is closed and 
also try changing the tape cartridge. Over. 


05 08 08 


52 


p 


Roger, we've done both. 


05 08 08 


55 


cc 


Roger. They'd also like to know what cabin lights 


or oft oq 


00 


p 


. . . configuration right now, we have just one light 
on. 


05 08 09 


06 


cc 


Copy . One light on . 


05 08 09 


09 


p 


Right, Right Pilot's light. 


OR OR OQ 

Up uo L/y 


JL-L 


cc 




rtc r\Q rtQ 
U? (JO \Jy 


CQ 

?y 


cc 




or oft 1 0 
up uu 


0? 


P 




or oft 1 0 

up uU 1U 


0^ 


CC 


Roger. We'd like your OAMS Heater Circuit Breaker 
on at this time if it's not already on. Over. 


05 08 10 


08 


P 


■ * • 


05 08 10 


13 


P 


Roger. It's been on since this morning. 


05 08 10 


16 


cc 


CSQ copy. 


05 08 10 


38 


cc 


CSQ has nothing further. We're standing by. 


05 08 10 


Ul 


P 


• • • 



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HAWAII 

05 08 26 Ik CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

05 08 26 17 P Go ahead, Hawaii. 

05 08 26 18 CC Roger, all systems are 00. We'd like a quantity 

read of Fuel Cell Hg. Just put the switch over; 
you don't have to give us a reading. 

05 08 27 0U CC Would you go back to ECS 0g please? 

05 08 27 3k CC Okay, you can put the switch to OFF now. 

05 08 28 29 CC How are your rates doing, Gemini-5? 

05 08 28 36 CC Gemini-5, how are your rates doing? 

05 08 29 08 P Hawaii, Gemini-5. Do you read? 

05 08 29 10 CC I read you loud and clear. 

05 08 29 12 P Okay, the rates are about 6 degrees per second. 

05 08 29 11+ CC Roger. 

05 08 29 18 P That's only of one axis. 

05 08 29 21 CC Which one? 

05 08 29 22 P Well, the vehicle is tumbling and it changes axis, 

but that's the big rotation. 

05 08 29 28 CC Okay. 

05 08 29 32 P it's mostly in pitch with a little yaw. 

05 08 29 35 CC Roger. 

05 08 29 1+5 CC How do you feel about those rates, Pete? 

05 08 29 1+7 P They're all right. 

05 08 29 1+9 CC They don't bother you? 

05 08 29 50 P No. 



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05 08 31 00 P You read, Hawaii? 

05 08 31 02 CC Roger. 

05 08 31 03 P How much electrical power do you show us drawing 

down there? 

05 08 31 06 CC Stand by. 

05 08 31 13 CC 15 amps on main bus. 

05 08 31 16 P Okay. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
05 08 1+6 1+3 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
05 08 1+6 1+6 P Go ahead, RKV. 

05 08 1+6 1+8 CC I have some Flight Plan updates for you. You can 

acknowledge when you're ready to copy. 

05 08 1+6 52 P All right. 

05 08 1+6 56 P Gemini-5, ready to copy. 

05 08 1+6 58 CC Roger. Cabin Lighting, 5:23:59:26, Heads Down, 

S-8/D-13, 6:01:50:00, Sequence 01 and 02, nominal. 

05 08 1+7 29 P Roger. 

05 08 1+7 30 CC MSC-1, 6:05:20:00, nominal. 
05 08 1+7 1+3 P Roger. 

05 08 1+7 1+1+ CC We would like for you to open your OAMS Heater 

Circuit Breaker for about 30 seconds so we can get 
some readouts , 

05 08 1+7 52 P Roger. Heater Circuit Breaker is coming off, NOW, 

05 08 1+7 57 CC Roger. 

05 08 1+8 13 CC Gemini-5, you may close the Circuit Breaker at this 

time. 

05 08 1+8 17 P Roger. Close. 

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05 08 1+8 19 CC Roger, thank you. All systems real good on the 

ground. We have nothing else for you. We'll be 
standing by. 

05 08 1+8 25 P Roger. We're standing by. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

05 09 1+3 1+7 CC Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 

05 09 1+3 52 P Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini-5 here. 

05 09 1+3 5h CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground, and we'd like 

to advise you to delete the Cabin Lighting Survey 
that was scheduled, the next scheduled one. We'd 
like a reading of the number of Heads -Up and number 
of Heads -Down Surveys you've taken. 

05 09 1+1+ 11 P So far they're all either heads-up or tumbling. 

05 09 1+1+ 16 CC Roger, copy. Could you give me the number of each, 

please? 

05 09 kk 1+2 P 2 heads-up and 2 drifting. 

05 09 1+1+ 1+5 CC Copy. And we'd also like to remind you that you 

have a Medical Data Pass over the RKV in the next 
revolution, the time 00:21:32. Over. 

05 09 1+5 05 P 00:21:32. 

05 09 1+5 07 CC That's affirm. 

05 09 ^5 12 P Okay, you can advise Flight that our tumbling rate 

is now 8 degrees . 

05 09 *+5 19 CC Copy, rate's now 8 degrees. Is that affirm? 

05 09 !+5 22 P Affirm. 

05 09 *+5 21+ CC Roger. We have nothing further. Standing by. 

05 09 i+5 29 P Roger, we're standing by. 

05 09 1+5 33 CC That's affirmative. 



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ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



05 


10 


22 


04 


CC 


We have a valid oral temp. Standing by for your 
blood pressure. 


05 


10 


22 


Oil 

24 


CC 


(jemmx-p, Lnis xs i\Rv ourgeon . lour i_uii is 
scale. 


05 


10 


22 


55 


CC 


CjSmxni ~ j we nave a gooti oj_goq picssLLLt:. uivc mc 
a mark when you begin exercise, please. 


05 


10 


23 


50 


CC 


Gemini-5, we have a good blood pressure. Standing 
0y ior your water f epord . 


05 


10 


Oil 

24 


00 


LL 


(jeinxnx— ourgeon , cio you reaui 


05 


10 


24 


21 


CC 


Ortw*-? t\i CT 4- Vt -5 ri t r> Q V\T TiT ill wnn ViY* i riff i m tiyyi 1 V* 

tiennm-p j onxs xs nivv . win you urxng up yum 
UHF transmitter? 


05 


10 


24 


31 


P 


Roger, RKV ... our water is 27 pounds 6 ounces ... 


05 


10 


24 


41 


CC 


Repeat, please. 


05 


10 


24 


42 


p 


27 pounds 6 ounces. 


05 


10 


24 


45 


CC 


Thank you, I read. 


05 


10 


24 


52 


p 


... 3 Charlie 05:17:00:00. 


05 


10 


25 


00 


CC 


3 Charlie; please repeat time. 


05 


10 


25 


05 


p 


05:17:00:00. 


05 


10 


25 


08 


CC 


Roger, thank you. RKV Surgeon out. 


05 


10 


25 


14 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. I have a Map and 
Star and Tracking Task update for you. Acknowledge 
when you're ready to copy. 


05 


10 


25 


21 


p 


Roger. Ready to copy. 


05 


10 


25 


24 


CC 


Map, 00:51:25, Longitude, 14.5 degrees East, Rev 83. 
Star, 00:51:25, 00:08:52, S-7, 02:59:^0> Sequence 1, 
if possible. Do you copy? 


05 


10 


26 


17 


p 


Roger. I have a message for you to relay to Houston. 



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05 


10 


26 


25 


P 


And you can call it power up 06:00:10:00. We 
powered up the ACME inverter, the ACME bias power, 
the rate gyros, the FDI's for 3 minutes to kill 
off the 8 degree rate, and powered back down. 


05 


10 


26 


U6 


CC 


Could you tell me again what you powered up, please 


05 


10 


26 




P 


ACME inverter, ACME bias power, rate gyros, the 
FDI 1 s . 


05 10 


26 


56 


CC 


Roger, understand. Copy. 


05 


10 


27 


dO 


r 


RKV, that S-7 was 02:59J 1 *O» is that correct? 


05 


10 


27 


2h 


CC 


That's affirmative. 


05 


10 


27 


27 


P 


Okay, we're standing by. 


05 


10 


27 


29 


CC 


Roger, we're standing by here for you. All systems 
are GO on the ground. 


05 


10 


27 


36 


P 


Could you tell me what the radiator outlet tempera- 
ture is? 


05 


10 


27 


hi 


CC 


Zero degrees. 




J_U 


27 


hi 


P 


What ' s the . . . 


05 


10 


27 


50 


CC 


Say again. 


05 


10 


27 


53 


P 


What is the radiator inlet temperature? 


05 


10 


28 


01 


CC 


We're getting 31 psia, pump inlet pressure. 


05 


10 


28 


09 


P 


• * • 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


05 


11 


17 


55 


CC 


Gemini- 5, CSQ. 


05 


11 


18 


02 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ. You are GO on the ground, and we 
are standing by for a fuel cell purge. Over. 


05 


11 


18 


09 


C 


Roger. We're GO up here ... purge fuel cell ... 


05 


11 


18 


17 


c 


Stand by for No. 1. MARK. 



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05 


11 


18 


33 


c 


Stand by for Hg No. 2. MARK. 


05 11 18 


52 


C 


Stand by for oxygen purge No. 1. MARK. 


05 


11 


21 


01 


c 


No. 1 0g purge complete. Stand by for No. 2. MARK. 


05 


11 


22 


02 


cc 


Gemlni-5, CSQ. 


05 


11 


22 


Ok 


c 


Go ahead, CSQ. 


05 


11 


22 


06 


cc 


Could you give us the voltage readings on 2A, 2B 
and 2C please? Over. 


05 


11 


22 


12 


c 


Roger. Wait until I finish the purge here. 


05 


11 


22 


3^ 


c 


Roger. All three of them are better than 33 volts. 


05 


11 


22 


37 


cc 


Copy above at 33 volts. And I have some information 
for you to copy if you're ready. 


05 


11 


22 


kk 


c 


Okay . Just a moment . Go ahead . 


05 


11 


22 


k& 


cc 


Okay. Tropical depression located 21 degrees 
North, 157.5 degrees East, time of closest approach 
01:27:00. Like a description, position report, 
presence of an eye and so forth, if you are in 
proper attitude. Don't use any fuel. Over. 


05 


11 


23 


12 


c 


Okay. 


05 


11 


23 


17 


c 


Fuel cell is purged complete and ... off. 


05 


11 23 




cc 


CSQ Conv - 












ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


05 


11 


57 


13 


cc 


Roger. We have a PLA update for you. Acknowledge 
when you are ready to copy. 


05 


11 


57 


18 


p 


Okay. Ready to copy. 


05 11 


57 


25 


cc 


Area 86-Delta, 05:05:28, 17 plus U8, 22 plus 31. 
87-2, 06:UO:52, 16 plus 2k, 21 plus 15- 88-2, 
08:l6:i+9, Ik plus 52, 19 plus 50. 89-I, 09:39:09, 
16 plus 30, 21 plus 25. Area 90-1, 11:15:07, Ik 
plus 58, 19 plus 56. All bank angles remain the 
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good in all areas. 

05 11 59 12 P Roger. Would you give us the first one? I didn't 

get the first one at all. 

05 11 59 15 CC Roger. 86-Delta, 05:05:08, 17 plus hQ, 22 plus 31. 

05 11 59 3 1 * P Okay. Got them all. 

05 11 59 35 CC Roger. We would like to remind you to remind the 

Command Pilot he has a Medical Data Pass over the 
CSQ on Rev 8k. 1*11 give you the time: 02:50:52. 

05 11 59 50 C Roger. Thank you. 

05 11 59 52 CC Okay. We'd also like to know if you noted any 

sluggishness in your thrusters when you were damping 
out your rates up there. 

05 12 00 01 C They didn't seem too speedy, but they seemed to 

move fairly well. 

05 12 00 06 CC Understand. Not too speedy. 

05 12 00 11 CC We'd zlr.o like to know if you noted that tropical 

storm around Wake Island. 

05 12 00 16 C Affirmative. We did. It had a center eye to it. 

05 12 00 20 CC Roger. Can you describe it in any way? 

05 12 00 23 C It was quite large and . . . 

05 12 00 29 CC Roger. 

05 12 00 33 C It looked like it was on the build rather than . . . 

It looked like it was just starting to really 
build. 

05 12 00 kO CC Understand. 

05 12 00 53 CC Well ... That's all we have from here. This is RKV. 

We will be standing by. 

05 12 00 57 C Fine. Thank you. 



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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

05 12 52 19 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Have you GO on the ground, and we 

have a valid temperature. Standing by for blood 
pressure. 

05 12 52 31 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon and blood pressure cuff on 

full-scale. 

05 12 53 10 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid blood 

pressure. Give me a mark when you begin exercise. 

05 12 53 24 C Ready, MARK. 

05 12 53 55 C End exercise. 

05 12 54 04 CC Geminl-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your cuff is not at full- 
scale. 

05 12 54 10 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. It is at full-scale now. 

05 12 54 44 CC Gemini-5, CS Q Surgeon. We have a valid blood 

pressure. Standing by for water report. 

05 12 54 57 C Roger, we have Command Pilot has drunk 28 pounds 

1 ounce, 3 pounds 1 ounce or ... 

05 12 55 08 CC Roger, 28 pounds 1 ounce. 

05 12 55 12 C ... at 17:00:00 I had 3C, Meal 3C . 

05 12 55 23 CC Understand, Meal 3C at 17:00:00. 

05 12 55 25 C Roger. Do you want the scores on the S-8/C-13/M-9 

for the Pilot and myself? 

05 12 55 31 CC If you'd like, we can take those. 

05 12 55 34 C Okay, the Pilot had 5 wrong on the S-8/D-13, and on 

the M-9 his scores were as follows: 99, 97, 99, 
97, 98. 

05 12 55 53 CC Roger, that was all for the Pilot, right? 

05 12 55 55 C Right. On the Command Pilot, I had 8 wrong. My 

numbers on M-9 were 91, 91, 92, 92, 92. 



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05 12 56 11 CC Roger, understand 8 wrong, 91, 91, 92, 92, and 92. 
05 12 56 16 C Roger. 

05 12 56 18 CC I'll turn you over to CAP COM now. 
05 12 56 20 C Okay. 

05 12 56 22 CC Gemini-5, CSQ, I have the map update if you're 

ready to copy. 

05 12 56 26 C Roger, go. 

05 12 56 28 CC Roger. Map, 05:19:09, Longitude 5I+ degrees West, 

Rev 86. Star, 05:19:09, 00:03:20 right ascension. 

05 12 57 OU C Okay, fine. 

05 12 57 11 CC CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 
05 12 57 Ik C All right, fine. Thank you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

05 13 31 37 CC RKV CAP COM, all systems are GO on the ground. We 

have nothing for you this pass. We'll be standing 
by. 

05 13 31 *+3 C Roger, RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5. Everything looks 

good up here. 

05 13 31 kl CC Roger. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

05 Ik 26 1+8 CC Gemini-5, CSQ has you GO on the ground. We have 

nothing for you this pass. Standing by. 

05 Ik 26 55 C Roger, CSQ. I read you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

05 15 07 01+ CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

05 15 07 08 C Roger RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

05 15 07 10 CC Roger. All systems are GO on the ground. We have 

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nothing for you this pass. We'll be standing by. 
05 15 07 15 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

05 15 28 12 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 
05 15 ^ for yQu on th . s paas> You looking good on the 

ground. 

05 15 28 28 C Roger, Canaries. Gemini-5 here. Thank you very 

much. 

05 15 28 35 CC Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
05 16 1+1 U5 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
05 16 42 10 C Roger, Gemini-5 here, RKV. 

05 16 42 13 CC Roger, all systems are good on the ground We have 
05 io ^ no ihing else for you at this time. We'll be 

standing by. 

05 16 42 18 C Okay, very fine. Thank you. 

05 16 U2 20 CC Roger. 

05 16 1+2 1+3 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

05 16 U2 46 C Go ahead, RKV. 

05 16 42 47 CC How are your rates doing by now? 

i6 42 SO C Roger, we just damped them again at about 20 minutes 

05 16 42 50 Kog^ ^ ^ j redamped and tne rate3 

went up to about 12 degrees per second. 

05 16 4 3 07 CC Roger, understand. How did it feel at 12 degrees? 

05 16 43 14 C A little bit high. Not too bad, but I thought 

05 lo *3 J-h better heating a3 soon aa I start damping 

them down. 

05 16 43 24 CC Roger, understand. I was just curious as to just 

how they felt to you at 12 degrees. 

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05 16 1+3 30 C Roger, I couldn't really feel it specifically ... 

except that a lot of this stuff floating around 
would get slung to the sides of the cockpit. 

05 16 1+3 hi CC Roger, understand. Thank you. 

05 16 1+3 1+8 C We had to power up for about 1 minute there . . . 

AC power up in the adapter . . . down and back off 
it • 

05 16 1+3 56 CC Roger, thank you. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

05 17 01 5k CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 

for you. Standing by. Everything looks good on 
the ground. 

05 17 02 31 P Roger, Canary, Gemini-5. Everything is fine here. 

05 17 02 35 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

02 17 38 09 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. I have a Flight Plan 

update. Are you prepared to copy? 

05 17 38 16 P Roger, wait one. 

05 17 38 1+7 P Good morning, Carnarvon, Gemini-5 here. Ready to 

copy . 

05 17 38 50 CC Good morning. Okay, first item S-8/D-13, Sequence 

No. 01 and 02, Remarks, increase to three times 
daily as time permits. Next item D-1+/D-7, 08:1+1-16 
Sequence No. 1+17, 1+18, and hlh, Remarks, experiment* 
recorder on 3 minutes maximum. Next item, S-5, 
Sierra 5, 08:1+5:00, Sequence No. 02. Next item 
S-8/D-13, 09:ll+:06, Sequence No. 0l+, Remarks, pitch 
down 30, yaw right 2 degrees. Okay, continue to 
make visual and photo passes if possible without 
using fuel. Do you copy? 

05 17 1+0 1+3 P ... and on the D-1+/D-7 would you give me the time 

again? 

05 17 hO 1+6 CC Roger. Time was 08 hours 1+1 minutes 16 seconds. 

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05 17 


1+0 


57 


P 


Okay. That's it, huh? 


05 17 


50 


59 


CC 


That's it. Houston will give you more updates on 
Rev 88. 


05 17 


1+1 


06 


P 


Roger . 


05 17 


1+1 


09 


CC 


Looks like we're going to give you a chance at this 
Visual Acuity pattern down at Woodly on next pass . 


05 17 


1+1 


15 


p 


Right . 


05 17 


1+1 


17 


CC 


Got a beautiful day down here. Hope you happen to 
be in attitude. 


05 17 


1+1 


20 


p 


So do we. 


05 17 


1+3 


20 


CC 


We got about a minute to LOS. Standing by. 


05 17 


1+3 


23 


p 


Roger . 


05 17 


h3 


3 k 


p 


What chance we had to look at you, we were pointed 
straight up. 


05 17 


1+3 


38 


CC 


Oh, great. Hope you're pointed straight down next 
pass . Or almost straight down . 


05 17 


1+1+ 


Ik 


CC 


Gremini-5, Carnarvon. Okay. Use no fuel for the 
experiments . 


05 17 


1+1+ 


19 


p 


Roger . 


05 17 


1+1+ 


21 


CC 


Roger . 

HOUSTON 


05 18 


21+ 


26 


CC 


Gemini -5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


U? 10 






HP 


flerrH n -1 - S fiemtni-S Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 18 


25 


oi+ 


c 


Hello, HouBton, Gemini-5 here. Go ahead. 


05 18 


25 


07 


cc 


Roger. I have some Flight Plan updates if you're 
ready to copy. 


05 18 


25 


12 


p 


Wait one. 



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05 18 


25 


14 


cc 


Roger . 


05 18 


25 


31 


p 


Ready to copy. 


05 18 


25 


32 


cc 


Roger. The first one is T>-k/T)-7, 10:27:00, Sequence 
no . hio ana m f , rtemarKS , recorder on j minutes 
maximum. 


05 18 


25 


5^ 


p 


Ready to copy. 


05 18 


25 


56 


cc 


Roger. Did you catch that first D-4/D-7? 


05 18 


26 


05 


cc 


Geminl-5, Houston. Do you read? 


05 18 


26 


21 


cc 


G-emini-5, Houston. Do you read? 


05 18 


26 


23 


p 


Read you very weakly. 


05 lcS 


26 


26 


cc 


Roger. Did you copy the first D-U/D-7 I read? 


Ar -I Q 

05 10 


CD 


30 


p 


No . 




CO 






Koger. D-4/D-7 at 10:27:00, Sequence No. 41o and 
417, Remarks, recorder on 3 minutes maximum. S-6, 
11:29:00, Sequence No. 01. S-6, 13:22:00, Sequence 
No. 07. 


OS 18 


27 


18 


p 


HrMl Q flov a era i n 


05 18 


27 


20 


cc 


Roger. S-6, 13:22:00, Sequence No. 07. 


05 18 


27 


38 


cc 


35:00, Sequence No. 02. D-6, 1^:33: 5*+, Sequence 
No. 05, Mode No. 08, pitch 30 down, yaw 06 left, 
apeca uu , compie tea , nouny grouna as soon as 
possible. 


05 18 


28 


23 


p 


Say again after S-6, Houston. I haven't read any- 
thing until juat the very end of your message. 


05 18 


28 


30 


cc 


Okay. Evidently it's too hard to copy. We'll let 
Carnarvon pass them up. Okay? 


05 18 


28 


35 


p 


You're coming in loud and clear now. 


05 18 


28 


39 


cc 


Okay, give us about 10 seconds each on the quantity 



read ECS 0^, Fuel Cell 0 g and Fuel Cell Hg. And 
you don't nave to read out the onboards. 

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05 18 28 50 P Okay. 

05 18 28 52 CC And we'll get you a fuel cell purge at Carnarvon. 

05 18 28 55 p ° kav - 

05 18 28 57 CC Okay, we'll go on after the 3-6. S-5 had 13:35:00, 
05 10 ^ Sequence No. 02. D-6, 1^:33:5^, Sequence No. 05, 

Mode No. 08, pitch 30 down, yaw 06 left, speed 60. 

If completed, notify ground as soon as possible. 

Are you copying all right now? 

05 18 29 hi P Yes. 

OS 18 29 hi CC Okay. Next item. D-6, lU:36:CO, Sequence No. 135, 
3 pitch 30 down, yaw 07 right. Report on observation. 

05 18 30 Ik P Say again. 

05 18 30 16 CC On the last one it was report on your observations 

on the D-6. Did you copy the rest of it? 

05 18 30 22 P I need the yaw. 

05 18 30 21+ CC Yaw 07 right. 

05 18 30 31 P And report on observation. 

05 18 30 3h CC That's affirmative. D-6, lU:31:02, Sequence No. 21, 

Mode No. 08, pitch 30 down, yaw 07 left, speed 60. 

05 18 31 05 P Copy. 

0-5 18 31 06 CC S-6, 1^:50:00, Sequence 06, Remarks, south of track. 
P 3 S-5* 15:10:00, Sequence No. 02. D-6, 16:08:09, 

Sequence No. 05, Pitch 30 down, yaw 15 left. If 
completed, notify ground as soon as possible. 

05 18 31 55 P What's the mode number? 

f>c l8 ?1 57 CC Negative mode number. We'll pass up a correction 
P J on that when you get to Carnarvon. I don't have 

the speed number either. 

05 18 32 09 P Elliot there? 

05 18 32 11 CC Go ahead. Roger. Be advised we're reading. 

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05 18 32 Ih P 

05 18 32 20 CC 

05 18 32 25 P 

05 18 32 27 CC 

05 18 32 30 C 

05 18 32 32 CC 

05 18 32 k2 p 

05 18 32 1+5 cc 

05 18 32 hi P 

05 18 32 51 CC 

05 18 32 $k P 

05 18 32 55 CC 

05 18 33 01 cc 

05 18 31+ 01 c 

05 18 31+ 05 CC 

05 18 31+ 12 C 

05 18 lh 15 CC 

05 18 39 1+7 CC 

05 18 39 5h p 



What's the story on the HU? I got it going off 
the bottom of the peg at the end of 7 days. 

Roger. Be advised we're reading suit temperatures 
up to about 70. You got any comment on that? 

That's where they are. It's cold in here. 

Okay . Understand . 

Everything's freezing up. 

Roger. Negative sweat on the Hg. It's okay. 
Pete, the usage rate on that will level off as you 
go along here. 

. . . for days . . . 

Say again. 

You've been saying that for days and it hasn't. 
You haven't gotten to the level-off point yet. 
Okay. 

It's 10% above the estimate right now. 

Okay, we about had LOS. We'll get the rest of it 
up to you at Carnarvon. 

Roger. I read you loud and clear. 

All right. We have no special instructions for you 
this pass. We're standing by. 

Roger. We have a minute and a half to acquisition. 
Roger . 

CANARY ISLANDS 

Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 
for you. Everything looks good from here. 

Roger, Canary. Gemini-5 's GO here. 



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05 18 39 


59 


CC 


Roger . 

CARNARVON 


05 19 11 


08 


cc 


Gemini- 5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 


05 19 11 


13 


p 


Come in, Carnarvon. 


05 19 11 


Ik 


cc 


Roger. We'd like a fuel cell purge on Section 1 
and 2. We're waiting for your mark. 


05 19 H 


2k 


p 


Roger. Commencing hydrogen purge on 1, NOW. 


05 19 11 


39 


p 


hydrogen purge complete on 1. Starting 2. 


05 19 11 


1+2 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 11 


55 


p 


Hydrogen purge complete on 2. Commencing oxygen 
on 1. 


05 19 11 


58 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 12 


26 


cc 


Think you'll have a chance at that Visual Acuity? 


05 19 12 


29 


p 


I don't know. We're looking straight up again. 


05 19 12 


31 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 1^ 


00 


p 


Okay, 0 2 purge is complete on No. 1. 


05 19 lk 


02 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 lk 


03 


p 


Just a second while we look for the target. 


05 19 l 1 * 


06 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19* lk 


22 


cc 


They got three columns of smoke running left from 


05 19 1^ 


29 


p 


Okay. Sharksmouth Bay is just coming into sight, 
but we're pitching up again ... 


05 19 1^ 


51 


cc 


Smoke is blowing from south to north. 


05 19 Ik 


5^ 


p 


Well, my side of the spacecraft is towards the BE] 
and we're pitching up and I just saw Sharksmouth 



Bay and that was it. 

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05 19 


15 


05 


CC 


Roger . 


05 19 


15 


06 


p 


Gordo has the smoke in sight right now on his side, 
but we're pitching up and I'm afraid we'll lose it. 


05 19 


15 


23 


c 


I had smoke in sight but we just pitched by — 


05 19 


15 


27 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 


15 


32 


p 


... going to start purge on Section 2 on my mark. 
MARK. 


05 19 


15 


38 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 


16 


21 


p 


Visibility was really good down there. It's too 
bad we weren't in the right position. 


05 19 


16 


26 


cc 


Roger, Pete. Yes, the weather here is beautiful. 


05 19 


16 


39 


p 


Is it too cold to swim? 


05 19 


16 


U2 


cc 


They tell me a swimming pool ... But it's a litlile 
bit too cool yet. 


05 19 


16 


51 


p 


Yes, I keep forgetting it's winter. 


05 19 


16 


53 


cc 


Right. It's beginning to warm up. 


05 19 


17 


05 


p 


Hey, you can tell them that I got some klk and 1+17 's 
for them in Africa instead of around the Cape coming 
over on this last pass, on the T)-h/7 . 


05 19 


17 


23 


cc 


Roger. I got that. 


05 19 


17 


27 


p 


• • • 


05 19 


17 


32 


cc 


Say again. 


05 19 


17 


33 


rj 

F 


I can still see the smoke . 


05 19 


17 


36 


cc 


Okay. The site's about 3 miles east of the third 
column of smoke, inland. 


05 19 


17 


*3 


p 


Well, we're a good 300 miles from it now, past it, 
but we can still see the smoke. 


05 19 


17 


U8 


cc 


Roger . 



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05 19 17 


53 


f 


VJrv&Y • uC^b 1UIJ £• JJU.J. tD C A *> v^ymyiv • 


05 19 17 


50 




p^rroT *i 1 hflvp nnnther trv at "that site "tomor— 
row. 


05 19 18 


01 


P 


Okay . 


05 19 18 


21 


cc 


Everything looks good on the ground. Stand by. 


05 19 18 


23 


p 


Thank you. We're GO up here. See you next pass. 


05 19 18 


26 


cc 


Roger . 


05 19 18 


»+3 


cc 


Can you give us a quantity read on Fuel Cell 0^. 


05 19 18 


57 


cc 


Fuel Cell 0 2> 


05 19 19 


05 


cc 


And on ray mark switch to Fuel Cell H^. 


05 19 19 


11 


cc 


Okay. GO. Fuel Cell H2. 
TEXAS 


05 19 53 


23 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 19 53 


U8 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 


05 19 53 


58 


p 


Houston CAP COM. Gemini-5 here. Over. 


05 19 5 1 * 


01 


cc 


Roger. You're looking good on the ground. I've 
ready to copy . 


05 19 5^ 


09 


p 


Okay . 


05 19 5^ 


11 


cc 


Roger. If you go back to where we started before, 
we began with the D-H/D-f, tnen we naa two s-o s. 
Did you copy both of those S-6's? 


05 19 5h 


23 


p 


Negative. I never got either one. 


05 19 5*+ 


25 


cc 


Okay. Did you get the D-U/D-7? 


05 19 5^ 


28 


p 


1+18 and 1*17? 


05 19 5^ 


30 


cc 


That's affirm. 



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05 19 


5k 


31 


P 


Yes. 


05 19 


5U 


32 


cc 


Okay. The first S-6 was 11:29:00, Sequence No. 01. 
Copy? 


05 19 


5U 


h5 


p 


Roger, S-6, 11:29:00, Sequence No. 01. 


05 19 


5U 


50 


cc 


All right. The next one was an S-6 at 13:22:00. 
Sequence No. 07. 


05 19 


55 


00 


p 


Okay. 13:22:00, 07. 


05 19 


55 


03 


cc 


Roger. Then did you get the S-5 after that? It 
was 13:35:00. 


05 19 


55 


10 


p 


Affirm. 


05 19 


55 


12 


cc 


All right. Then go on down your list to the D-6 at 
lU:31:02. I have a correction for that one. 


05 19 


55 


19 


p 


Okay . 


05 19 


55 


21 


cc 


The time should be lU:38:02. 


05 19 


55 


29 


p 


Okay. 


05 19 


55 


30 


cc 


And then on down to the D-6 at 16:08:09. I have 
a correction for that one. 


05 19 


55 


36 


p 


Go ahead. 


05 19 


55 


38 


cc 


The mode number is 01, the speed is 30. 


05 19 


55 


»+5 


p 


We're not supposed to use any fuel; is that correct? 


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That is affirmative. 


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Okay . Then I have two more if you 're ready to copy . 


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Go ahead. 


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S-8/D-13, 16:11:50, Sequence No. 03, pitch 30 down, 
yaw 10 right, 70mm photos if possible. S-6 16:2^:00 
Sequence No. 06. 


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Okay. The last one is an S-6 and the time is 
l6:2l+:00. The sequence number is 06. 

Okay. 

Okay . Then on your general Flight Plan we have a 
deletion on one medical data and a substitution. 
Delete Med Data Pass at the Canaries coming up and 
perform this at Guaymas with an acquisition time of 
11:23:38. 

Wait a minute. Oh-oh. Say again the time. 

Okay. The acquisition at Ouayraas is 11:23:38, and 
that will be a Medical Data Pass on the Pilot. 

Delete the one where? 

At the Canary Islands on the 89th Rev. 

Thank you. 

Okay. And then a general comment here during your 
drifting flight in order to try to get as many of 
the experiments as we can. Take any D-6 type 
photos that are convenient to you. Okay? 

D-6? 

Right. Any D-6 that you see that looks good and 
you have the equipment out, go ahead and take them. 

You can't do this with those big lenses, you know. 
You've got to stop this stuff on the ground. 

Yes. That's affirm, but if you can anticipate 
something like El Centro and you have the oppor- 
tunity to take it if you are in the right attitude, 
go ahead and give it a whirl. We don't need a lot, 
but we just thought we'd give you the free hand of 
go ahead and taking those things if you have the 
opportunity . 



And then on the D-4/D-7 if y<™ over a receiving 
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self, try the following sequence numbers: h07 t klO 
Charlie and klk through kl?. We don't want you to 
use a recorder unless we specify it in our Plight 
Plan updates; but if you happen to be over a re- 
ceiving station, we're all set up to receive you 
on the ground. Copy? 

05 19 58 kS P Okay. I got k07, klO Charlie, klk through kl9. 

What else? 

05 19 58 51 CC Well, do not use a recorder unless we specify 

so in your Flight Plan updates that we have given 
you. Unless we give you a time to use a recorder 
don't use it. All our receiving stations are up 
and they are standing by in case you happen to be 
able to perform it while you're overhead. 

05 19 59 08 P Yes, okay. Well, I used the recorder here a little 

while ago. I didn't get the Ul8's or 17* s, don't 
remember which, the Cape, but I got it at the east 
coast of Africa. 

05 19 59 22 CC Oh, that's okay. That's fine because we wanted you 

to go ahead and use it on that one anyway. Okay, 
and on your weather observations you've been 
doing a real good job, and the weathermen are 
really happy with it down here. One thing they'd 
like to have on the observations is the precise 
time. You're way ahead of any other data they 
have, and they'd like to get the time of these 
observations. It will really help them in their 
predictions . Okay? 

05 19 59 ^9 P All right. 

05 19 59 50 CC And I have a couple of questions on your thrusters 

when you were damping your rates during the last 
few revolutions. Did any other 0AMS thrusters 
other than 7 and 8 show a degraded performance? 

05 20 00 07 P Well, we really can't tell too well. We've noticed 

a little cross -coupling and that indicates to me 
that some aren't doing as well as others. 

05 20 00 20 CC Roger. Understand. Well, we're trying to figure 

it out down here and we haven't got an answer yet. 
Were the circuit breakers on No. 7 and 8 closed 

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while you were trying to damp the rates? 

_ « Wrt The. t ve been 0 p e n ever since we were told to 

0 5 20 00 32 P f e ; ve ^ em V : p b en except a couple of times when we 

taX a look at them to see if they'd come back into 
action because of the heater. 

i« nn r»h WpII that's what we're wondering about, if 
05 20 00 42 CC Oh. h ^ em h ^ osed . Md you any attempt to 

fire 7 and 8, and did you get any response? 
05 20 00 48 P No response. 

05 20 00 51 CC Okay. Fine. Understand. 

05 £0 «, 56 P s-^rr^s: « - 6 z 

no thrust so it was firing off mixture. 
05 20 0113 CC Roger. Okay. We understand. 

/>c 20 01 15 P I've got some thoughts for you on the ground We 

05 20 01 15 broke * off a piece of frozen urine, maybe 3-1/2 

inches by U, and we've noticed an awful lot of stufl 
Seating by the spacecraft which must come from the 
medic trials. 

05 20 01 3h CC Oh, understand. 

po 01 ^ P I'm wondering if maybe something hasn't run into 

05 20 01 35 P £ hege thrusters wnen we hadn't been using them, or 

something like that. 

Okay. Understand your comments . We'll be looking 
into it. 



05 20 01 hi CC 

vo« T'm not exactly sure where all the different 
05 20 01 51 P m ; * 0 ™;°XZVe spacecraft in relation to the 

thrusters . 
05 20 01 58 CC Okay. Understand. 

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05 20 02 26 P You're sure? 



05 20 02 28 CC That's what the curve says here. It's a curve that 

we did not have before flight, but it's th^ype 

vL^n d ° f^ eCU After about ^ hours 

you will stop venting and this will cause the curve 
to level off quite drastically. We're running well 
ahead of it, incidentally, but this is the shfpe 

05 20 02 50 P Okay. 

05 20 02 51 CC The fact that we are running ahead of it is why you 

got another 1 5 hours to go before you level out 
05 20 02 59 P I see. 

05 20 03 01 CC If I understand you in regard to these chance 

sightings so to speak, although you might be 
pointing in the right direction, your comment is 
that you would not have the rates stopped well 
enough to take a picture unless you actually 
stopped. Then, in other words, the rates do not 
decrease at all; they merely go in different 
directions . 

05 20 03 2 5 P Yes. Well, in the Questar lens a 9000-foot run- 

way up here fills the whole lens up, and the 

field of view is virtually impossible, and even if 
It did, you'd never get a picture. 

05 20 03 41 CC Because of the rate. 

05 20 03 U 3 P That's true and equally true with the 200mm, although 

it doesn't blow up quite as big. J-™«gn 

05 20 03 50 CC Roger. I understand. 

05 20 03 52 P .^-^eyen think it's worthwhile rigging the 

05 20 03 56 CC Well, we weren't thinking about those rates. If 

they were fairly high, you've got a good point. You 
just couldn't do it. If you were delSling'with some 
fairly low rates, you might try it and just make 
the comment that you had such and such a rate and 
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when they analyze the pictures. 

05 20 Ok 15 P Well, we've got plenty of pictures for them out 

of the Questar anyhow. Over 70. 

05 20 0k 22 CC I'll bet. Hey, Pete, next time you try your damping 

on the dark side, how about checking 7 and 8 and see 
if you get a glow out of them. 

05 20 Ok 32 P Yes, we'll do that. The venting must have slowed 

down because the rates haven* t built up too badly. 
We're zinging along here about 2 degrees per second 
now. 

05 20 Ok k9 CC Okay. Understand. 

05 20 Ok 51 CC Okay. That's about what we expected. 

Ac po Qi, 5k p Very unfortunately it was a beautiful day in 
7 Australia and we were just not in the right position 

to see the S-8/D-lU. We saw Snarksmouth Bay, that's 
the last thing we saw. We were pitching up and 
then we saw the smoke streams 300 miles past over 
our shoulder. So I am sure we would have seen it. 

05 20 05 Ik CC Okay. We copied the pass as you went over, and 

we'll plan it again for tomorrow. 

05 20 05 19 CC I lost a bet on that one, Pete. 

05 20 05 22 P What was that? 

05 20 05 2k CC I bet you'd be looking at it. 

05 20 05 25 P We came pretty close. 

OS 20 05 3U CC I guess you're aware that the thing that we feel is 
? the tightest, is the water storage capacity. We're 

continuing to work on that, but as you know we don t 
have a real good handle to work with on that one. 

05 20 05 U7 P Yes. And that's the one thing ... we have been 

talking this whole thing over, and we're aware of 
all the problems. 

05 20 05 58 CC Roger. 

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05 20 06 08 CC 

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05 20 06 19 P 

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05 20 06 kl CC 

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05 20 06 51 CC 

05 20 06 5*+ CC 

05 20 06 57 P 

05 20 12 07 CC 



05 20 1*6 21 CC 
05 20 46 2k C 



We are beginning to feel ... 
The effects of what? 

From being confined so long . We »re getting stiff 
and so forth. 

Maybe you ought to open the door and stretch a 
little bit. 

I'd sure like to. 

I'm not sure we caught exactly what you said, Pete. 
We understand you are beginning to feel the effects 
of being cooped up. Was there any other comment? 

No other comments; it's just that we're getting 
stiff. 

Roger . 

The exerciser isn't enough on that, huh? 
No. 

Roger . 

There's not really enough room to use it right. 
Roger . 

We about have LOS. We'll see you next pass. 
Okay. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

Geminl-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You look good 
on the ground. We have nothing for you. You 
need not reply . 

CARNARVON 

Gemini- 5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 



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05 20 k6 26 CC Roger. We have a FLA update when you're ready to 

copy . 

05 20 1+6 31 C Roger. Wait a minute. 

05 20 k6 1+6 CC They're using the end of the mission aerodynamics 

now to calculate the retrofire information, and 
the bank angle bias has changed from 9 degrees to 
7 degrees on all the updates. The PLA's will be 
roll left 53, roll right 67 and CIA's will be roU 
left 83. 

05 20 1+7 12 C Okay, we're ready to copy. 

05 20 1+7 17 CC Did you copy that about the bank angles? 

05 20 4 7 19 C That's affirm. 

05 20 1+7 20 CC Roger. Okay, Area 91-1, 12:50:30, 13 plus 38, 18 

plus 1+0. Area 92-1, l*+:25:37, 12 plus 31, 18 plus 01. 
Area 93-b, 17:lliWJ, 15 plus 08, 20 plus 19. Area 
9^-1+, 18:47:13, 13 plus 46, 19 plus 06. Area 95-^, 
20:23:29, 12 plus 2l+, 18 plus 05 . Do you copy? 

05 20 1+9 ll+ P Had a ball, thank you. 

05 20 U9 16 CC Roger. 

05 20 1+9 19 CC Also be advised that there is a Medical Pass on the 

Pilot at Guaymas this revolution. Guaymas AOS time 
is 11:23. 

05 20 1+9 29 C Roger. We got it. 

05 20 1+9 31 CC Roger. 

05 20 1+9 32 C Gemini- 5 is GO up here. Standing by. 

05 20 1+9 36 CC Roger. You're GO down here. 

GUAYMAS 

05 21 23 09 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to the REAL TIME and ACQ-AID position. 

05 21 23 31 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 



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05 21 23 36 CC 

05 21 23 51 C 
05 21 23 55 CC 

05 21 2k 10 P 

05 21 2k 13 CC 

05 21 2k 23 C 

05 21 2k 25 CC 

05 21 2k 38 C 

05 21 25 26 C 

05 21 25 28 CC 

05 21 25 29 C 

05 21 25 32 CC 

05 21 26 02 C 

05 21 26 05 CC 

05 21 26 07 C 

05 21 26 09 CC 

05 21 26 18 C 

05 21 26 19 CC 

05 21 26 23 C 



If you read, put the oral temp thermometer into the 
Pilot's mouth. 

Roger. The Pilot is busy right at the moment. 

Okay, while he's doing that, why don't you answer 
a couple questions for me. I'd like for you to 
get out your logbook. I want to know if you have 
completed three D-U/D-7 experiments. 

Okay, what do you want? 

And you're looking good here on the ground. 
Okay , ... 

Okay, the first one is one the kth day, in the day- 
time. Group is 15:19:00-- it's Sequence 1+19- - 
have you completed this? 

Wait one, we'll check. 

Negative, we haven't done this 1+19 . 

Say again. 

We have not done this 1+19 . 

Okay, you have not completed 1+19. Have you com- 
pleted Sequence 1+15 --the daytime group of the 5th 
day-- 12:05:00? 

Hello, Guaymas. That's negative. 
Guaymas here, go ahead. 

I say, that's negative. We have not done 1+15 . 

Okay, how about the 5th day, ll+:05:00, Sequence 
1+07? 

Negative . 

Okay, can the Pilot put the oral temp probe in his 
mouth? 

Negative, you'll have to pick it up at some other 
station . 



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27 


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Say again . 


05 21 


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30 


c 


You'll have to pick it up at some other station. 


05 21 


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31 


CC 


Okay, very good. 


05 21 


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33 


CC 


Turn your Real Time T/M Control Switch to the 
COMMAND position. 


05 21 


26 


hi 


C 


Roger . 

BERMUDA 


05 21 


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Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. 


OS 21 


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Wf*T_T_ . wp 're iust stan diner bv TJ^vPTvhHinff 1 noks 
good on the ground. 


05 21 


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3k 


P 


What's the T R clock say? 


05 21 


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CC 


50 hours to go. 


05 21 


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52 


CC 


Do you want an exact T R ? 


05 21 


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55 


c 


No, just joshing. 


05 21 


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cc 


Say again, Gemini -5 — Roger. 


05 21 


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p 


We're just pulling your leg a little bit. 


05 21 


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Good morning. 


05 21 


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Good morning to you. 


05 21 


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cc 


Getting ready to change over here again only I'm 
not handing over what I did yesterday to Chris. 
Looks pretty good, Gemini-5. 


05 21 


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p 


Okay, well it ought to; we haven't run anything 



since yesterday, either. 

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They're going to grind it out, boy. 


05 


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33 


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Yes, our rate's still back up to about 6 degrees 
again. We're tumbling along here. 


05 


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Gemini, Houston. How's the Pilot feeling now? 


05 


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Morning, Peter. 


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Good morning. 


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Beautiful day in Houston. 


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How's Gordo this morning? 


05 


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Just waking up. 


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Me too; hope you feel as well as I do. 


05 


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I imagine so. 


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Very good. 












CANARY ISLANDS 


05 


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hi 


cc 


Gemini -5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a valid 
temperature on the Pilot. 


05 


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02 


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You can pump up the blood cuff. 


05 


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08 


cc 


Gemini-5, this is Canary Surgeon, your cuff is 
full-scale. 


05 


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5h 


cc 


We have a good blood pressure . Give me a mark, 
when you begin exercise. 


05 


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MARK. 


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iour cull is lull-scale. 


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Okay, we have a good blood pressure; standing by 
for your water and sleep report. 


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h5 


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The Pilot has drunk 28 gallons 1 ounce. Last meal 
was hk t 06:08:00:00. Sleep, h hours. 


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05 21 50 11 CC Roger. Canary Surgeon copied. 

OS 21 50 31 CC Gemini-5, this is a reminder. There will be a 

Medical Data Pass on the Command Pilot over Carnar- 
von at 12 hours 20 minutes, that's 12 hours 20 
minutes . 

05 21 50 k$ C Roger. 

05 21 50 52 CC You're looking good here on the ground. We have 

nothing further for you. We're standing by for 
about another minute. 

05 21 50 58 C Gemini-5, Roger. Standing by. 

CARNARVON 

05 22 21 11 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. We have a valid oral temp. 

Stand by for Surgeon. 

05 22 21 17 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon. Standing by for your 

first blood pressure. 

05 22 21 23 C Coming down. 

05 22 21 25 CC Would you place your Quantity Read Switch to ECS 

o 2 ? 

05 22 21 35 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

05 22 22 10 CC We have your blood pressure. Standing by for exer- 
cise on your mark. 

05 22 22 kO CC Would you go back to ECS 0 2 on the Quantity Read 

Switch? Trying to get computer printout. I'll 
give you a cue when to switch them next. 

05 22 22 59 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

05 22 23 07 CC Okay, go to Fuel Cell 0 g . 

05 22 23 25 CC We have your second blood pressure. Standing by 

for your food, water and sleep reports for the past 
2k hours. 

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05 22 2k 11 C He's going to put it down on UHF ... for just a 

second. He'll be with you. 

05 22 2k 15 p can you hear me now? 

05 22 2k 17 CC Roger. 

05 22 2k 18 C Okay. I've had 28 pounds 1 ounce of water, my 

total water. 

05 22 2k 2k CC Roger. 

05 22 2k 27 C % last meal was kA at 06: 08:00:00. Had a good 

o hours sleep last 2k. 

05 22 2k k2 CC Roger. Quality of sleep? 

05 22 2k k5 C Very sound. 

05 22 2k 1+7 CC Good. You feel rested now? 

05 22 2k 50 C Roger, still sleepy. 

05 22 2k 53 CC Roger. 

05 22 25 02 CC Okay, you can turn the Quantity Read Switch OFF. 

We've got them. 

05 22 25 08 CC Ifow the Flight Plan update. Are you ready to copy? 
05 22 25 12 C Ready to copy. 

05 22 25 Ik CC Roger. This is Delta 6 at 13:02. I'll repeat that 

time, 13:02:02, Sequence No. 135, pitch down 30, 
yaw left 28. Next item is Delta 6, D-6, time 
16:10:28, Sequence No. 135, pitch down 30, yaw 
left 32. Do you copy? 

05 22 26 15 C We got them. 

05 22 26 20 CC Okay, everything looks good here on the ground 

We're standing by. 

05 22 26 2k C Okay. Thank you, everything looks good here. 

05 22 26 kl CC Gemini, Carnarvon. Could you give us an idea of 

your present rates? 

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05 22 26 52 P Roger, 6 degrees per second. 

05 22 26 55 CC Roger. 

05 22 26 57 P It has taken us 12 hours to build up to that since 

the last time we damped. 

05 22 27 03 CC Roger. 

05 22 27 28 P I take it back; it takes about 3 hours. 

05 22 27 12 CC You say it has taken about 3 hours to build up to 

6 degrees? 

05 22 27 15 P Yes. Gordo damped once apparently when I was 

asleep . 

05 22 27 19 CC Roger. 

05 22 27 27 P The highest we've seen 8 degrees per second and we 

went ahead. Excuse me, 12 degrees per second, and 
we quit there. 

05 22 27 37 CC Roger, understand. Yes, we copied that earlier. 

HAWAII 

05 22 l« 31 CC Gemini -5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. We have nothing 

for you this time. We're standing by. Your 
systems are Green. 

GUAYMAS 

05 22 57 19 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to the REAL TIME and ACQ-AID position. 

05 22 57 k9 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 
05 22 57 5U C Go ahead Guaymas. 

05 22 57 56 CC How are you doing? 
05 22 57 58 P Roger, just fine. 

05 22 58 00 CC Okay, you look real good here on the ground. As 

soon as we get these summaries out we want to 
bring up your Section 2. Just hold off a second. 

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05 22 58 20 C Guaymas, this is Gemini-5. We just powered up 30 

seconds to go and are damping our rate. 

05 22 58 28 CC Roger, you have Section 2 on? 

05 22 58 31 C Negative. 

05 22 58 32 CC Okay, at this time we would like for you to bring 

Section 2 up and your Secondary Coolant Loop Pump 

05 22 58 57 CC Did you copy that? 

05 22 58 59 C Roger, Section 2, Secondary Pump A is on. 

05 22 59 03 CC Okay, we would like you to bring your computer up 

in the Prelaunch Mode. 

05 22 59 16 C Roger, computers are in Prelaunch. 

05 22 59 19 CC Roger, copy that. 

05 22 59 21 c Operating light is not on yet. 

05 22 59 2k CC Say again, you are kind of weak. 

05 22 59 25 C My operating light is not on yet on the computer, 

however . 

05 22 59 28 CC Roger. 

05 22 59 33 c Now we have a green operating light. 

05 22 59 35 CC Roger. And we show good indications here on the 

ground. 

05 23 00 kl CC Are you getting anything out of Thrusters 7 and 

8? 

05 23 00 1+5 P We haven't tried them yet but your Yaw Right 

Thruster 3 and if, one of them is real weak and 
we are getting a lot of roll tumbling in there. 
They're both firing. One of them is weaker than 
the other. 

05 23 00 57 CC Which one is weaker? 

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Whichever one would cause you to get right roll, 
lower one. 

Okay. 

TEXAS 

Gemini-5, Houston. Good morning. 
Good morning, Houston. How are you? 
Fine. How are you? 
All right. 

Good. We would like to give you a GO for 107-1. 
Isn't that a big number? 

Sure is. 

We would also like to have you put your T/M Switch 
to COMMAND at this time. 

It's in COMMAND. 

How are you sack hounds doing up there? 

Pretty good. We just damped our rates out here and 
are powering back down. 

All right. 

Are you ready to copy the Rev 90 readouts for GO 
on 107-1? 

We sure are. Go ahead. 

Okay, we didn't have the fuel cell powered up at the 
time we took the readings. They were 000, 2-A 
through 2-C. 1-A was 6.1, 1-B was 5.1, 1-C was 6.5 
and the RCS A was 295, temperature 70, RCS B 290, 
temperature 71, left secondary 0 2 5500, right 
secondary Og 5^0 > and for some reason we didn't 
copy the main. 

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05 23 03 57 P This No. 2 fuel cell is pretty cold. It's only 

hauling about one-third of what the other one is. 

05 23 Ok 02 CC Okay, very good. It'll come on up then, we expect. 

05 23 Ok 07 P Yes. 

05 23 Ok 09 CC We're reading the same thing on the ground too, 

Pete. 

05 23 Ok 19 CC We're going to start putting some 92-1 times in 

there for you now, so you will get the DCS light. 

05 23 Ok 27 P Okay. 

HOUSTON 

05 23 06 53 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We have a good load in and we 

verified it. You are clear to go ahead and power 
the computer back down . 

05 23 07 00 P Okay. 

05 23 07 10 CC How are you doing on those experiments with no fuel? 
05 23 07 13 P Just about like you might expect. 
05 23 07 16 CC Roger. 

05 23 07 18 P Now we're getting some of the S-5 stuff and some of 

the S-6 stuff. I got some pretty good pictures over 
East Africa last pass. 

05 23 07 27 CC Good. 

05 23 07 28 P But, ha-ha straight up as we passed over 

the States, We were looking right at the zenith. 

05 23 07 38 CC That's very good. You know we ended up that way 

when we looked at the sky during the day-side pass 
and the ground during the night-side passes. You 
can't think of anything more uninteresting than 
that. 

05 23 07 51 P Lot better than rates. 

05 23 07 5k CC Roger. I guess you could say you are getting a new 

outlook on the world, huh? 

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05 23 08 00 C Yes, that's right. Quite a new ... 

05 23 08 08 CC You think we could sell that thing as a ride at a 

carnival? 

05 23 08 11+ P I don't think you could sell this day-to-day drift 

in flight as a ride anywhere. 

05 23 08 29 CC Gemini-5, this is Surgeon. Gordo, what are you 

doing for exercise up there now? Have you increased 
it any in the last day or so? 

05 23 08 39 C I hold Pete's hand once in awhile and once in a- 

while I used the skin cleaning towel and then ... 
we chew gum. 

05 23 08 U9 CC That ain't going to hack it friend. 

05 23 08 53 P We have something we want to read to you. 

05 23 08 57 CC Your poem. 

05 23 08 59 P Gordon composed this yesterday after our system 

pooped out on us and you can sing it to Ve Were 
Sailing Along." It goes like this. 

We were drifting along by the CSQ 

When the radio suddenly sent 

Here's word for you. 

Your controls are dead 

But you're not through 

So here we are for three days more 

With the end quite far. 

05 23 09 28 CC Hey, Pete, you are doing great till the last line. 

Reeompose that, will you. 

05 23 09 36 C We'll work on it. We have a few more that are 

better but — 

05 23 09 hk CCq Send them down in a pneumatic tube, will you? 
05 23 09 kj C Yes, okay. 

05 23 09 51 CC Elliott says we'll give you a few more days to work 

on it. 

05 23 09 55 C Tell him . . the blue bag and come down with pneumatic 

tube. 

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05 23 09 59 CC Roger. The Flight Surgeon would like to know the 

bag status now. 

05 23 10 10 C It's 2 and 1. 

05 23 10 13 CC In favor of the Astros? 

05 23 10 19 C I don't know whether it's the Colts or the Astros. 

BERMUDA 

05 23 11 01+ P Say, Jim, do you read? 

05 23 11 06 CC Roger, go ahead. 

05 23 11 08 C How about a GMT time hack, please? 

05 23 11 11 CC Okay, on my mark it will be - I don't even know 

how many days we've got here any more - it will be 
13:12 on my mark. That's in about U5 seconds. 
We've got about 15 seconds to 13:12:00. 

05 23 11 55 CC 5 seconds, 3, 2, 1. 

05 23 12 01 CC MARK. That was 13:12:00. 

05 23 12 05 C Roger, very good. My onboard ... has never been 

more than 2 seconds off and I've only set it twice 
this flight. 

05 23 12 13 CC Very good. Do you have your T/M Switch in COMMAND 

at the present time? 

05 23 12 21 c That's affirmative. 

05 23 12 2k CC Okay, we'll send another off command then. 

05 23 12 27 C Command you'll send real time. All right, Jim, you 

want it in COMMAND? 

05 23 12 3U CC Roger. We'd like to have it in COMMAND please. 

05 23 12 37 C In COMMAND. What 's the matter? Is Guaymas Command 

system out? 

05 23 12 k2 CC Guaymas doesn't have a Command System. We've got 

to either command it on over Texas and let Guaymas 

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pick up the T/M or they have to call you and tell 
you to put it on. 

05 23 12 51 C Ah so * 

05 23 13 02 CC Oh say, before we lose you, I would like to tell 

you that on your last pass, people could look up 
and see you go by over Houston here. 

05 23 13 09 C Very good. 

05 23 13 11 CC Did you see us looking at you? 

05 23 13 lh C No, I did not notice. We were looking straight up. 

05 23 13 17 CC Oh, I thought that was the back of your head we saw. 

05 23 13 22 C No, that was just my beard you were looking at. 

05 23 13 26 CC Gordo, is your beard longer than your hair now? 

05 23 13 29 C Yes, even Pete's is. 

05 23 13 35 CC Roger. Hey, who's got the longest beard right now? 

05 23 13 1(1 C I guess I win that contest. 

05 23 13 *+3 CC Okay. 

05 23 15 07 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

05 23 15 10 P Go ahead, Houston. 

05 23 15 11 CC Have you seen anything else up there orbiting a- 

round with you since you have been up? 

05 23 15 17 P No, we haven't. 

05 23 15 19 CC Okay. We've got about another 10 seconds here and 

then we'll say adieu. 

05 23 15 31 P All right. 

05 23 15 37 P In Texas we say, "So long, pardner." 

05 23 15 38 CC All right. 

CARNARVON 

05 23 55 22 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon (JAP COM. 

05 23 55 hi CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 

05 23 55 45 C Carnarvon, Gemini -5 • 

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05 23 55 50 CC Roger, we're GO here for 107 if you're GO. 

05 23 55 53 C Roger, we're GO. 

05 2 3 55 55 CC Roger, I'll update your T R clock in about a minute. 

05 23 56 05 CC Transmitting your T R . 

05 23 57 08 C Okay, we're getting it. 

05 23 57 12 CC Roger. You're in sync. 

05 23 57 18 CC Be advised there's a Medical Data Pass on the Pilot 

at Hawaii. Hawaii's AOS is 14:20. 



05 23 57 29 


c 


Roger . lU i 20 . 


05 23 57 35 


CC 


Did you have your experiments transmitter on over 
Carnarvon last na«>? 


05 23 57 U6 


c 


^ oei - ie »e so out we might have. I don't 
think so though. 


05 23 57 50 


CC 


Roger . 


05 23 58 20 


CC 


What are your rates at the present time? 


05 23 58 25 


p 


We damped our rates all over the States; they're 
down very low now. 


05 23 58 31 


CC 


Have you got an estimate? 


05 23 58 UO 


C 


I guess we will have more than half a degree in the 
axis at the moment. 


05 23 58 U7 


CC 


Roger . 


05 23 58 50 


c 


Virtually no rates. 


05 23 58 52 


CC 


Roger. 


05 23 58 06 


CC 


Flight advises that it looks like the hydrogen is 
beginning to level off now. 


05 23 59 13 


C 


Okay. You think we might make it, huh? 


05 23 59 18 


CC 


Looks like it. 


05 23 59 22 


CC 


Flight says we're sure of it. 


05 23 59 23 


C 


Okay. 


05 23 59 25 


CC 


Only one more T R update to go. 


05 23 59 28 


p 


Yes, that's right. 



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HAWAII 

06 00 20 53 CC Gemini- 5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

06 00 21 01 CC Hawaii has telemetry solid. 

06 00 21 13 P Roger, Hawaii, Gemini -5 with you. 

06 00 21 16 CC Roger. We didn't copy an oral temp. 

06 00 21 18 C I'll do that now. 

06 00 21 21 CC Roger. 

06 00 21 hi CC We copy your oral temp; give us a blood pressure, 

please. 

06 00 21 50 C Okay, he's pumping it now. 

06 00 21 51 CC Roger. 

06 00 21 5l+ CC Gemini- 5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

06 00 22 28 CC Gemini- 5, Hawaii Surgeon. We have a valid blood 

pressure. Give me a mark when you begin exercise. 

06 00 22 39 C Okay, getting ready. 

06 00 22 46 P Starting exercise. 

06 00 23 19 C Finished exercise. Pumping up blood pressure now. ■ 

06 00 23 3h CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon here. Your cuff full- 
scale. 

06 00 23 59 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. We have a valid blood 

pressure. Standing by for a food and sleep summary 
over the past 2k hours, plus your water report. 

06 00 2k 09 C Roger. Sleep over the past 2k hours was about 6 

hours. Water is 29 pounds and food status hasn't 
changed. 

06 00 2k 22 CC Gemini-5, Roger, thank you. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

06 00 2k 26 CC We've got a Map update for you whenever you're 

ready to copy. 

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06 00 24 34 CC Gemini -5, we've got a Hap update for you whenever 

you're ready to copy. 

06 00 24 42 C Roger. Wait one. 

06 00 24 45 P Fire away. 

06 00 2k 1+9 CC Map 14:14:1+2, longitude 169 east, Bev 91. The 

star's the same time; under remarks, 23 hours, 
52 minutes. 

06 00 25 13 C Roger. 

06 00 25 17 CC We 've nothing else for you. We 're standing by. 

06 00 25 21 C Gemini -5 standing by. 

06 00 37 17 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

06 00 37 22 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

06 00 37 25 CC Roger. Houston here. We'd like to have you read 

us your OAMS propellant gage. We'd like to keep 
track of the last as it gets down lower here. 

06 00 37 37 C Okay. We 're still reading 10*. 

06 00 37 39 CC Roger. 10*. We 'd like to advise you to try doing 

a lot more exercises the next couple of days here 
using both the bungee cord to pull on with your 
hands and your arms and legs and to do whatever 
isometrics that you can. 

06 00 37 59 C Okay. We thought we'd start to taking long walks. 

06 00 38 03 CC Well, we thought that would be a good idea too, but 

I understand it's raining out there. 

06 00 38 11 CC Actually the Flight Surgeon does think that the long 

walk would probably do you more good, so-- 

06 00 38 19 C We walked up and down the aisle in our big space- 

craft. 

06 00 38 23 CC Roger. Say, we'd like to run an HF check here and 

we 're going to really run the whole next revolution 
on HF. As you get Just off the east coast of the 

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States we're going to switch over to HF and we'd 
Sfe ?o have you go to HF and UHF OFF. We 12 play 
you music until you get down to the As icension area 
and I'll call you on HF down there. We ve in- 
structed the ground sites to perform all their 
passes on HF. We'd like to have you go hack to UHF 
for the next stateside pass, and if we're not able 
to contact you, we'd like to have you go back to 
UHF at l6:04:00. 



06 00 39 06 


c 


16:04:00. 


06 00 39 08 


cc 


Roger. 


06 00 39 24 


cc 


i dt- raniipnt for music here 
Do you have any particular request nu.o 

this morning? 


06 00 39 23 


c 


Any of it would sound good. 


06 00 39 30 


cc 


All right. 


06 00 39 52 


cc 


Gordo. 


06 00 39 53 


c 


Yes? 


06 00 39 5^ 


cc 


How about a little Cat Ballou? 


06 00 39 5 f 


p 


Yes. How about that? 
HOUSTON 


06 00 ko 51 


cc 


Gemini-5j Houston again. 


06 00 ho 54 


c 


Go ahead, Houston. 


06 00 1+0 56 


cc 


Do vou want us to give you the acquisition times 
0^ ^^ in you want to call them up on 
UHF, or do you want to just rely on HF as the go- 
around? 


06 00 41 08 


c 


I think we can Just rely on the HF go-around. 


06 00 4l 11 


cc 


Okay, fine. 


06 00 4l l4 


cc 


Do you have anything elae or do you want to go hear 
your HF music now? 



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06 00 ta 18 0 We're reedy to go HF enytl*,. «. got our receive 

06 00 4121 CC Okay, very good. I '11 get the contact to bring us 

up on HF and we '11 give you your morning music! 

06 00 41 27 C Okay. 

06 OO U 33 CC i rt: . r guys to go t0 8leep „ when ^ 

06 00 4l 36 MUSIC 

06 00 59 4 3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini - 5 , Houston, over. 

06 01 00 39 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston, over. 

06 01 00 43 C Houston this is Gemini-5, 1, 2, 3 4 5 4 * o , 

Do you read us HF? ' * ' 3> 2 ' lm 

06 0100 50 CC Roger Gemini-5. Houston is reading your HF loud 

and clear, how me? 

06 01 00 57 C we read you the same; we have the Houston HF at 

J-?:>9. Just when you called you faded. 

06 01 01 H CC Roger. Gemini-5. We were having a little diffi- 
culty getting shifted around so that we could get 
from the music over to the talking. If you're 
reading the music, would you like to have us con- 
tinue it on around to Carnarvon? 

06 01 01 25 C Yes indeed. 

06 010129 CC Gemini-5, say again. You broke up on that last one. 
06 01 01 34 C This is Gemini-5, affirmative. 

06 010140 CC Roger. Gemini- 5 , we 're coming back on with our 

music and we'll be coming out of the Cape with the 

06 01 01 50 CC And Gemini-5, this is station MCCH signing off for 

x;ne afternoon, morning I guess. 

MUSIC. 

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CARNARVON 

06 01 30 00 CC Gemini -5, Gemini -5, Carnarvon on HF, do you copy? 

06 01 30 03 C Carnarvon, Gemini -5. Read you loud and clear. 

06 01 30 06 CC Roger. Reading you loud and clsar, also. Are you 

still copying the McDivitt hour on Space Station 
MCCH? 

06 01 30 16 C Negative, we haven't read them since- - 

06 01 30 22 P Carnarvon, this is Gemini- 5. The last thing we 

heard from them was "Never On Sunday" at 15:03:00 
and then they faded. 

06 01 30 35 CC Roger. 

06 01 31 30 CC Everything looks good here on the ground. We're 

standing by. 

06 01 31 35 C Say again, Carnarvon. 

06 01 31 37 CC I say, everything looks good on the ground; we're 

standing by. 

06 01 31 hi C We're GO up here. 

06 01 31 55 CC Be advised that they will start playing the music 

again after our LOS. 

06 01 32 03 P Roger. 

06 01 56 08 CC - 00, radar to STANDBY. 

06 01 56 15 P Roger. 

06 01 56 17 CC Radar 16:22:00. Radar to ON. Monitor for interfer- 
ence. 

06 01 56 27 P Roger. 

06 01 56 29 CC Trinidad SPADATS will be tracking. 

06 01 56 37 P Go ahead, Hawaii. 

06 01 56 39 CC Next, Radar 16:28:00. Radar to OFF. 

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06 01 56 52 CC Next item: S-7 16:26:00, 02. Under remarks: 

Disturbance will be north of track. 

06 01 57 05 CC Copy? 

HAWAII 

06 01 57 2k CC Gemini-5, Hawaii. 

06 01 57 32 P Hello, Hawaii, Gemini -5 on HF. Go ahead. 

06 01 57 36 CC Roger, did you copy my Sierra setup? 

06 01 57 50 P Hello, Hawaii, Gemini -5 on HF. Go ahead. 

06 01 57 56 CC Gemini -5, this is Hawaii, -- 

06 01 58 06 CC Gemini -5, this is Hawaii. 

06 01 58 Ik CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii on HF. 

06 01 58 47 P Hello, Hawaii. Hello Hawaii. Gemini-5. 

06 01 59 25 C Hello, Hawaii. Hello, Hawaii. Gemini-5. 

06 01 59 30 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston here. Over. 

06 01 59 33 P Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

06 01 59 36 CC Roger. California lost, Hawaii lost their trans- 
mitter. I'm talking to you through California. 
How do you read? 

06 01 59 kk P Read you loud and clear. 

06 01 59 k7 CC Very good. Did you get the information on the 

Radar Test and the S-7 Experiment? 

06 01 59 57 P The only thing I got as far as Radar, 16:22:00 OH. 

06 02 00 Ok CC Okay. When you put it on at 16:22, we'd like to 

have you turn it to STANDBY and ON and STANDBY with 
the 30 second period in each position for a total 
of 6 minutes until 16:28:00. 

06 02 00 29 P Got you. 

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06 02 00 3k CC Okay. There'll be an S-7 at 06:l6:26:00. Sequence 

No. 02. The distrubance will be north of track. 
There will be another S-7 at 06:17:^3:00. Sequence 
No. 03. Over. 

06 02 01 29 P Hello, Houston, Gemini -5. 

06 02 01 31 CC Go ahead, Gemini -5, this is Houston. 

06 02 01 35 P Roger. Say again the sequence number on the first 

one and time on the second S-7. 

06 02 01 1+3 CC Roger. The sequence number on the first S-7 is 02. 

I say again, Sequence 02. The time of the second 
S-7 is 06: 17: ^3: 00. I say the time again. 
06:17:^3:00. 

06 02 02 13 P Roger, we copy. 

06 02 02 16 CC Very good. 

06 02 02 19 P You want us to bring our UHF back up at 16:0^. 

06 02 02 23 CC That's affirmative, and I'm going to go back to 

the HF music until that time. 

06 02 02 29 P Roger. 

MUSIC. 

06 02 05 15 CC Gemini- 5, Gemini-5, this is Houston on UHF. 

06 02 05 19 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5 on UHF. 

06 02 05 21 CC Roger. How was your HF across the Pacific that 

time? I was giving you music out of California 
from the time you left Carnarvon. Could you read 
it? 

06 02 05 31 P Okay, let me give you a time, just a second. We 

started hearing discernible music — We couldn't tell 
what it was at 15:U9, and by 15:50 you were loud and 
clear. 

06 02 05 51 CC Very good. 

06 02 05 57 P Is the D-6 135 still on for a 16:10:38? 

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06 02 06 Ok CC 

06 02 06 09 P 

06 02 06 13 CC 

06 02 06 25 CC 

06 02 06 30 P 

06 02 06 37 CC 

06 02 07 03 CC 

06 02 07 09 P 

06 02 07 16 CC 

06 02 07 33 CC 

06 02 07 39 C 

06 02 07 45 CC 



06 02 08 25 P 

06 02 08 27 CC 

06 02 08 38 P 

06 02 08 41 CC 



Roger, if you have the fuel available - if you have 
the attitude proper, I mean. 

Did they do it the last time? 

Say again. 

Gemini-5, Houston, say again. I didn't understand 
exactly what you said then. 

Did Sequence 135 go last pass? 

Stand by here, let me check. 

Gemini -5, Houston. Yes, they were up last time 
and they'll be up again this time. 

Okay, well about 2 seconds before they're supposed 
to be up, why we rolled out our White Sands view. 

Okay. Give it a whirl this time. We'd like to have 
you go to C-Band Adapter Switch to CONTINUOUS at 
this time. 

Gemini-5, we'd also like a comment on your vehicle 
rates . 

Oh, it's about 1-1/2 degrees per second, I guess. 

Okay. Gemini-5, there's a large storm down off 
the northeast coast of South America that we 'd like 
to have you take a look at. It's on your chart on 
your orbit map there. It sticks out to the north- 
east from just about where the town of Georgetown 
is plotted on the map. We would like to know if 
there are any large areas which seem to be breaking 
off from the main body of the storm and moving up 
to the north. 

Roger. 

This is the same area where the S-7 is supposed 
to take place and the time will be 16:26:00. 

Okay. 

This particular radar test we're doing is a test 



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with the SPADATS tracking you. I'd like to clarify 
again that we want the radar to be on for 30 seconds 
and then at STANDBY for 30 seconds for the 6 minute 
period. At the end of that period we want you to 
go ahead and turn it off, because you'll probably 
be out of our sight by that time. 



06 02 09 03 P Okay. 

06 02 09 13 CC Also, we're going to leave your Fuel Cell Section 

02 up now until you get to Hawaii on this next pass. 
When you get over Carnarvon, we want you to purge 
both sections of it, and Carnarvon will be talking 
to you on a relatively short pass there. Then 
we'll look at it over Hawaii, and if it looks okay, 
we'll shut it back down again. 

06 02 09 33 P Okay. We're pointed straight up as usual. 

06 02 09 38 CC That's always a good direction, isn't it? 

06 02 10 21 CC Gemini -5, Houston Flight. 

06 02 10 25 P Go ahead. 

06 02 10 27 CC This is the best we've been able to come back at 

you with: 

There was a young poet from Shawnee, 
Whose lines were very funny, 
When told this was so, 
He said yes, I know, 

But I always try to get as many words in the 
last line as I possibly can. 

06 02 10 Uh P&C (Many chuckles) Very good. 

06 02 10 50 C We're working on it. 

06 02 10 53 P Okay, I'm looking at White Sands, but I don't see 

anything. 

06 02 10 56 CC Okay, look harder.' 

06 02 10 59 P All right ... We'll try now rotating at left yaw 

and roll. If we can figure out which way Laredo is, 
we'll try and get a picture of it. 



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06 02 11 19 CC Okay. 

06 02 11 21 P But I'm afraid we're not going to make it. 

06 02 11 2k CC Okay. 

06 02 12 15 CC Gemini-5, Houston Flight. 

06 02 12 IB C Go ahead, Flight. 

06 02 12 20 CC You have any selections you'd like to request on 

the music? 

06 02 12 2k C They've been doing very well. 

06 02 12 27 CC We've made some selections down here for you 

tomorrow, so you can stand by. 

06 02 12 31 C Okay, very good. 

06 02 13 07 C We saw the target. 

06 02 13 09 CC Say again, Gemini-5. 

06 02 13 11 C Saw the visibility target at Laredo. 

06 02 13 13 CC You did? 

06 02 13 Ik C Right. 

06 02 13 15 CC You have any numbers for us? 

06 02 13 18 C No we're just rotating by. 

06 02 13 20 P We're trying to get a picture. 

06 02 13 2k CC That's a step forward, anyway. Here, stand by for 

something, very important message. 

06 02 13 29 C Very well. 

06 02 13 51 C This is your Captain speaking to you, 1*0,000 miles, 

weather is clear. 

MUSIC 

06 02 15 kk CC Did you get our message? 

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06 02 15 ^5 C Right, sure did. 

06 02 15 hi CC Okay, put your C-Band Adapter Switch to COMMAND 

now please. 

06 02 16 11 CC Do you think you got the picture of the acquisition 

targets? 

06 02 16 16 C I don't know whether we got a picture or not. We 

tried, hut we rotated by it pretty fast. 

06 02 16 22 P Gordo took one with the 35 and the 250 bunch, and 

I took one with the Hasselblad. But I was taking 
it out of the very corner of the window; I may have 
all spacecraft. 

06 02 16 31 CC Okay. 

06 02 16 36 P It was sort of like trying to find it in an inverted 

spin. 

06 02 16 k2 CC Yes, I appreciate the problem. Did they have the 

smoke pots out there today for you? 

06 02 16 55 P MARK, radar to STANDBY. Say again. 

06 02 16 58 CC Did they have the smoke pots out there for you? 

06 02 17 03 C I didn't note the smoke pots at all. I just found 

the target. 

06 02 17 06 P I didn't see any smoke either. 

06 02 17 07 CC Okay, very good. 

06 02 17 09 P I had another good look at White Sands, and I 

didn't see anything. 

06 02 17 13 CC Okay. 

06 02 17 17 C Over Havana. 

06 02 17 21 CC Gemini-5, we'd like to have you damp your rates 

out now. We'd like to have another check on it to 
see if we can get the rates damped out. Okay? 

06 02 17 29 C Good. 

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06 02 17 35 CC And you might report on how all the thrusters seem 

to be operating. 

06 02 17 39 C Okay, we're powered up. ... works all right on 

pitch. Have on thruster out on right yaw. 

06 02 18 01 CC Okay. 

06 02 IB Ok C It's not completely out; it's just weak, but it's 

giving us some left roll. 

06 02 18 10 CC Okay, it's giving you a left roll? 

06 02 18 35 P Be advised that its yaw right No. 3 is very weak. 

06 02 18 U3 CC Okay, No. 3 is very weak and it's giving you left 

roll. 

06 02 18 1*7 p That's affirm. 

06 02 18 50 CC Okay. 

06 02 18 51 P I'm doing this by the listed method. It doesn't 

sound as hot as the other one. 

06 02 18 56 CC Okay. 

06 02 19 10 P We did it again; we're all damped out straight up. 

06 02 19 Ik CC Very good, you seem to have that maneuver down 

pretty well. 

06 02 19 18 C That the reentry position? 

06 02 19 23 CC Say that again, please. 

06 02 19 26 C That's the way the simulator sits. 

06 02 19 28 CC Oh, that's right, I forgot. This is a pretty good 

simulation, isn't it? 

06 02 18 38 P We're trying out the thruster No. 7, No. 8, Direct 

now. 

06 02 19 1+2 CC Okay. 
06 02 19 57 C Aha.* 

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06 02 


19 


59 


CC 


Did you get some then? 


06 02 


20 


Ok 


C 


We got just a tiny bit of No. 7 and No. 8 that time. 


06 02 


20 


10 


CC 


You got a little bit on each one then, huh? 


06 02 


20 


12 


C 


It was in Direct. There - a long burn going on - 
just a teensy bit, there may be just fuel. 


06 02 


20 


18 


CC 


Okay. 


06 02 


20 


21 


p 


Yes, I think we're dumping either fuel or oxidizer 
overboard. It slows down the combustion. 


06 02 


20 


25 


CC 


Okay, don't do that test too often, then. 


06 02 


21 


15 


CC 


Gemini-5, we'd like a voice report on that storm 
there that's off the northeast coast of South 
America when you go over Carnarvon, or across the 
States the next time. 


06 02 


21 


29 


C 


Okay. 


06 02 


21 


33 


CC 


ECOM wants to know if you just turned your radar on. 


06 02 


21 


38 


c 


No, just getting ready to right now. 


06 02 


21 


1+1 


CC 


Okay. 


06 02 


21 


k3 


C 


20 seconds. 


06 02 


21 


kk 


CC 


Roger. 


06 02 


22 


00 


c 


Radar is on. 


06 02 


22 


03 


CC 


Very good. 


06 02 


22 


19 


c 


. . . nose . . . , we roll up, the faster we roll the 
colder everything gets. 


06 02 


22 


29 


CC 


You say the faster you roll, the colder everything 
gets? 


06 02 


22 


33 


c 


Right. ... cockpit, we eren frost over the inside 
of the cockpit slightly when we roll fast, and when 



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06 02 22 k6 CC Well, that's novel, isn't it? 

06 02 22 k$ P Yes, our breath would freeze on the windshield 

last night when we were rolled up, and been rolling 
for quite a while. 

06 02 22 57 CC Roger. 

06 02 23 21 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Do you think that it was ^ust 

the rotation of velocities causing the moisture 
to go out toward the window, or were you actually 
breathing on the window? 

06 02 2k 00 C No, we had everything shut off on the coolant list 

in the cockpit and we were still freezing. So we 
were actually getting a lot colder temperatures from 
the coolant loop than inside the cockpit itself. 

06 02 2k 13 CC Okay. 

06 02 2k Ik C We finally had both suit circuits shut completely 

down. No flow, and the flow on each of the suits 
was down almost to zero. 

06 02 2k 27 CC Roger. 

06 02 2k 28 C I finally was freezing so bad - Pete was finally 

comfortable - that I had broke out my wrist band 
and put them on to stop the flow out of the wrist 
area of the suit, and that seemed to warm up my 
suit up to the level of his, anyway. 

06 02 2k k5 CC Roger. What was the cockpit temperature at that 

time? 

06 02 2k 52 C The gage has been broken ever since very early. 

However, the reading, Pete has a reading here he 
took with our wet . . . ball. 

06 02 25 02 P It varies about 10 degrees - in the center of the 

cabin it will go from 79 down to 72 or 71. 

06 02 25 10 CC Okay. It was about 79 in the middle of the cabin 

and about 71 at the wall. 

06 02 25 11 P No, the temperature in the middle of the cabin will 

vary between 79 and 72. 

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06 02 


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Okay, I 've got you. I think we 're getting LOS. 
CARNARVON 


06 03 


05 


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Gemini -5, Carnarvon. 


06 03 


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Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5. 


06 03 


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06 


cc 


Roger. Request you start your fuel cell purge. 


06 03 


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15 


cc 


Give us a mark when you start. 


06 03 


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MARK No. 2. 


06 03 


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cc 


Roger. 


06 03 


05 


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p 


All right, check complete. Commencing No. 1 on 
my mark. MARK. No. 1 oxygen started. 



06 03 05 57 CC Roger. 

06 03 06 11 CC Do you have anything to report on that storm off 

South America? 

06 03 06 18 P Roger. We saw it. 

06 03 06 20 CC What we're interested in is if you saw anything 

breaking away and moving toward the northwest. 

06 03 06 26 P Well there were several smaller cells breaking off 

from it down at the edges, but we couldn't tell 
whether they were moving completely away or not. 
It was a big widespread storm* We couldn't see 
any eye to it but there were some smaller cells that 
were sort of separated from it, that were kind of 
out to the edges of it. 

Roger. 

What was that, Carnarvon? T^? 
Affirmative. 

... first section complete. 
Roger. 



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Starting purge on second section now. 


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to see all of your Section 2 0g purge. 


06 03 


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Okay, it f s going very well. 


06 03 


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Roger. 


06 03 


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You guys can have the rest of the day off. We'll 
see you tomorrow. 


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HAWAII 


06 03 


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Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


06 03 


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Gemini- 5, Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


06 03 


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Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini here. 


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that Section 2 until we get a look at the data, 
call before LOS. 


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on the Pilot. AOS at Texas is 17 


06 03 


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It's on the Command Pilot. 


06 03 


32 


55 


cc 


Gemini-5, did you copy that on the Command Pilot 
over Texas? 


06 03 


32 


59 


p 


Is it the Command Pilot or the Pilot? 


06 03 


33 


01 


cc 


Command Pilot, Pete, I'm sorry. 


06 03 


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Okay, Ifzkk on the Command Pilot over Texas. 



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That's affirm. 

Gemini -5, Hawaii. 

Go ahead, Hawaii. 

Is Gordo doing any exercising? 

I hope to shout ; he 's upside down in the food box 
for something, to repack some stuff. Ha ha ha. 

Okay, we got you. 

As a matter of fact, we're up to our ears in gar- 
bage now. 

Roger, Roger. 

Okay, we 'd like you to power down Section 2, leave 
the Control switch on, Power switch to OFF, and 
then turn off Pump A in the secondary loop. 

Okay, No. 2's off and Pump A in secondary loop's 
off. 

Roger. 

CALIFORNIA 
Gemini -5 , Gemini-5, Houston. Over. 
Go ahead, Houston, Gemini -5. 

Roger, Gemini- 5 j Houston here. I'd like to summar- 
ize our view of your position at the time. We'll 
go through it a step at a time here. On your 
thrusters we feel that the thrusters aren't working, 
are probably cold. And they're not working because 
they are cold, and we think possibly they're cold 
because those individual heaters are not working. 
Of course, we don't have any exact way of confirming 
this. We think that because they are, the cold is 
the problem, we would like to have you damp your . . . 
a little more often and start damping it before they 
build up too high a rate. That way we'll get a 
little more activity on the thrusters that we are 
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bit. Now if we do have any problem with the 
thrusters that you still have left, and we see that 
they're starting to fail, we have some other proce- 
dures that we can go through that are a little more 
complicated, but we feel that should keep them warm. 
How on the fuel that you have remaining, we want to 
still conserve it as long as the hydrogen tank is 
venting because we want to be able to always damp 
out the rates that you build up so that we don't 
get into a really high rate setup. But we are 
planning on tomorrow $ we're tentatively setting up 
a flight plan that will allow us to use the remain- 
ing fuel to accomplish some of the experiments. And 
what we're thinking of right now is that D-4/D-7 
needs a few more measurements to make it really 
complete, and the ones we're thinking about most of 
all were the sun measurement which, of course, would 
be last. Measurements of the mountains, land-to- 
water interfaces, and over land with vegetation. 
We also want to do some S-8/D-13 and if the fuel's 
available we'll make one pass over Woodley tomorrow 
and one over Laredo. That should give us some in- 
formation on the Visual Acuity Test. We'd also 
like to work in the track over Mexico tomorrow on 
the S-5 if at all possible so that we can get the 
. . . pictures across that area. 

06 03 '+3 11 P Okay. 

06 03 43 12 CC The fuel cells, it looks like the hydrogen is 

starting to- -the venting is starting to taper off 
and it's running pretty much as predicted where 
you're really going to be fat on hydrogen if it 
does taper off at the predicted rate. The water 
production looks by all estimates now to be low 
enough under the rate that we're producing it now 
so that it shouldn't be a constraint on your flight 
and you should be able to go on to 8 days. I think 
that pretty much summarizes our viewpoint of your 
position. Do you have anything that you would like 
to know or that you might add to this? 

06 03 hh 02 P Yes. What's the T R - 12:11 or 12:21? 

06 03 10 CC Just a second, I'll get ... so busy. 

06 03 kk Ik CC I '11 give it to you in elapsed time. It *s kk hours 

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15 minutes and 19 seconds. 18, 17, 16, 15. 
06 03 kk 23 P Very good. 

06 03 kk 2k CC Okay. It's all dovnhill from here, Pete. 

06 03 kk 28 P I 'in with you. ... the garbage through. 

06 03 kh 35 CC Oh well, you can wrap it around you and stay warm. 

05 03 kk 38 P The Hawaii Surgeon called and wanted to know if 

Gordo was exercising. Be was upside down and tried 
to pack the . . . down. 

06 03 kk k6 CC Well listen, don't get your foot stuck in the food 

container. 

06 03 kk 51 CC We'd like to have you place the Cryogenic Gaging 

Switch to ECS O2, please. 

TEXAS 

06 03 k5 Ik CC Pete, this is Houston here. I'm getting worn out 

too, I guess. Would you make sure that Gordo has 
the temperature prohe in his mouth. We're not 
getting anything down here. 

06 03 k5 25 P Okay. He just got "back turned around; that's our 

problem. 

06 03 1+5 32 CC Okay. Do you have the Cryogenic Gaging Switch to 

ECS 0 2 ? 

06 03 1+5 k5 P Yes. 
06 03 1+5 k6 CC Okay. 

06 03 k6 03 DC Okaj, we'd like to have you place the Cryogenic 

Gaging Switch to FUEL CELL O2 now, please. 

06 03 1+6 20 P At D-5 we didn't get the S-7. At 16:26:00 we saw 

the storm but we were not in a position to photo- 
graph, and we gave a report on what we saw. 

06 03 1+6 31 CC Okay. We've got your report from Carnarvon and 

understand you were not able to take a picture. 



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06 03 h6 37 P 

06 03 h6 hh CC 

06 03 hi 05 CC 

06 03 h7 13 CC 

06 03 h7 35 CC 

06 03 1*8 23 CC 

06 03 h8 37 P 

06 03 h3 h3 CC 

06 03 hQ 57 C 

06 03 49 03 CC 

06 03 h9 07 p 

06 03 ^9 10 CC 

06 03 ^9 22 CC 

06 03 h9 38 C 

06 03 ^9 h6 CC 

06 03 ^9 55 C 

06 03 50 01 CC 

06 03 50 03 CC 



Yes, tout we did get the S-7 at 17:43:00. 

Okay, very good. We'd like to have you take and 
put your Cryogenic Gaging Switch to FUEL CELL H2 
now, please. 

Okay, would you put your Cryogenic Gaging Switch 
back to OFF, and the Flight Surgeon would like to 
have a word with you. 

Gemini-5, we have a valid oral temp. We're stand- 
ing by for your blood pressure. 

Gemini -5, your cuff is full-scale. 

Gemini -5 , we have a good blood pressure. You can 
start exercise on your mark. 



Say again. 

He said he was exercising for the last 35 minutes. 
I believe it. 
Exercise . . . 

Good show. Looks good down here, Gordo. 

Cuff full-scale. Gordo, while that's being done, 
could we get your water report? 

29.3 pounds. We're just finishing a meal right 
now which we'll have on here. 

Roger. Gordo, do both of you feel that you're 
getting enough food and enough sleep from your 
own viewpoint? 

I think definitely enough food and I think we're 
getting enough sleep now and then. 

Now and then, okay. 

Either of you having any trouble with plugging your 



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nose? Pete sounded a little bit that way here 
earlier today. 

06 03 50 12 C Very much, but I think we're better now. We had 

Meal kB. We just finished. 

06 03 50 19 CC UB, okay. 

06 03 50 2k CC Gordo, are you having any trouble with these rates? 

Have you had any sort of symptoms at all with the 
rates? 

06 03 50 31 C No, no symptoms, it's just, you know, every time you 

try and see anything out the window it's whipping 
by so fast, and then when you let anything loose 
from the spacecraft it doesn't hang there. It whips 
over to the side, of course. 

06 03 50 k5 CC Roger. Well, looking at all the data, Gordo, for 

this period of time now after almost lUo hours, we 
haven't seen anything in the rates that would con- 
cern us at all as far as rates or blood pressures 
are concerned. Your overall neart rates are tending 
to get somewhat lower. You're tending to stabilize 
out at low rates, which are really resting rates, 
which is pretty well what we'd expect. The same 
thing is sort of happening with blood pressure, and 
we think everything looks reel fine down here as far 
as going the whole way. Are you having any sort of 
feeling that it's more difficult for you when you 
do exercise? Does it feel to be more effort now 
than it did earlier in the flight? 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
06 Ok 47 13 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
06 Ok k7 16 P Go ahead, CSQ CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. 

06 Ok kj 19 CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground and I have a 

landing area update when you're ready to copy. 

06 Ok kl 2k P Roger. We're GO up here. I'm ready to copy. 

06 OU kl 28 CC Roger. Be advised all bank angles remain roll 

left 53, roll right 67, weather is good in all 
areas except it's marginal in area 100 Delta. Over. 

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06 04 47 44 


P 


Roger. 


06 04 47 47 


cc 


Okay. 96-3, 21:41:35, 14 plus 53, 20 plus 07, 
97-3, 23:16:51, 13 plus 36, 18 plus 55, 98 Delta 
00 :10:08, 20 plus 45, 26 plus 25, 59 Delta, 
01:41:33, 26 plus 05, 100 Delta, 03:16:30, 19 plus 
*0, 04:53:53, 18 plus 06, 2 3 plus 22. Do'you Sjjl 


06 04 50 37 


p 


Got them all. 


06 04 50 39 


cc 


Roger. And Houston would also like to know if the 
exercises you are doing seem to be harder to do 
now than at the beginning of the flieht Ovpr 


06 04 50 47 


p 


No, why, does it look like that on your data? 


Ob 04 50 50 


cc 


Say again. 


06 04 50 52 


p 


No, why, does it look like that on you data? 


06 04 50 55 


cc 


I really don't know-- 


06 04 51 00 


cc 


Houston advises npcati vo ■!+■ 11 -1 . ,,, 

' sw ucgotive, 11 uoesn t look like that 

on the data. They're just curious, I guess. 


06 04 51 11 


p 


Okay, let me know if we 're eettinc- went 


06 04 51 15 


cc 


Copy. 


06 04 51 48 


cc 


Gemini -5, CSQ. There's nothinc further at on ^ n „ 
by. 


Ob 04 51 52 


p 


Roger. Gemini -5 standing by. Thank you, have a 
good day. 


Oo 04 52 21 


cc 


Gemini -5, CSQ. 


Oo 04 52 43 


cc 


Gemini -5, CSQ. 


06 04 52 44 


p 


Go ahead CSQ. I put my transmitter off. 


r\£\ oh ii7 

UD U*f 4f 


cc 


Roger. Flight would like to know why the Pilot is 
not asleep. 


06 04 52 52 


p 


Because the Command Pilot is occupied. 


06 04 52 56 


cc 


Roger. 

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06 Ok 52 09 P For a more accurate report, the Command Pilot is 

unable to come to the phone right now. 

06 Ok 53 16 CC CSQ copied. 
06 Ok 5k 19 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
06 Ok 54 22 P Go ahead, CSQ. 

06 Ok 5^ 23 CC Roger. Houston would like to know if the score is 

now 2 to 3 or 3 to 1. 

06 Ok 5k 27 P It's 2 to 2 in favor of the Astros. 

06 Ok 5k 29 CC Copy. 

HAWAII 

06 05 06 36 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. 

06 05 06 53 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

06 05 06 57 C Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini-5. 

06 05 06 59 CC Roger. We hold your system Green on the ground. 

06 05 07 Ok C Roger. Everything looks good up here. 

06 05 07 21 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii. Be advised to turn on 

your HF after Hawaii LOS to RKV Acquisition which 
is 19:29:41. Station MCCH will be broadcasting. 

06 05 07 39 C Very good. Thank you. 

06 05 09 k6 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii. We're standing by. 

06 05 09 49 C Okay. Fine. Gemini-5 standing by too. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

06 05 31 03 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

06 05 31 27 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

06 05 31 51 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

06 05 31 53 C Go ahead, RKV. This is Gemini-5. 

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06 05 


31 


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Roger. All sensors look real good here on the 
grounci ■ 


06 05 


31 


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* * * 


06 05 


32 


02 


CC 


How did you receive the HF? 


06 05 


32 


04 


c 


That was great. We had it loud and clear over 


06 05 


32 


09 


CC 


Roger. Very good. Thank you. 


Ob up 


32 


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Ob 05 


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Roger. Sounds real good down here also. 
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


00 od 


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X have nothing further this pass, standing by. 


UD UD 




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U AUA TT 


06 06 


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Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


06 06 




16 


c 


Roger, Hawaii, Gemini -5 here. 


06 06 


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cc 


Roger. All systems look good. You need anything, 
give us a call. 


UD UD 




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DnqiT KNOT VTPTOR 


06 07 


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Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 


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xiager . j. & xx&e to cuivise you unau iiowaxx is 
going to be making some HF checks during the next 
hour. If you hear him, just disregard. 


06 07 


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Okay, fine, thank you. 


06 07 


02 


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cc 


And we'd like to get your experiment status over 
the last 24 hours if you have that available. 



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06 07 02 18 C Okay, I better pass that on to the next station. 

It's not quite yet available. 



06 07 02 2( CC Roger, understand. 

06 07 02 40 CC Gemini-5, RKV. Everything looks real good here on 

the ground. 



06 07 02 1+4 


C 


Okay, mighty fine. Looks real good here. 


06 07 02 53 


C 


I am powered up for a couple minutes here . . . 


06 07 02 56 


CC 


Roger, we were noticing it on the ground. 


06 07 ok 58 


CC 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 


06 07 05 00 


c 


Go ahead, RKV, Geraini-5. 


06 07 05 02 


CC 


Were you able to null them out pretty good? 


05 07 05 04 




Ooctot- Vinve +Vipm all nulled out now. 


06 07 05 06 


CC 


very gooo. iinen. 






COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


06 07 57 32 


cc 


Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 


06 07 57 35 


P 


CSQ CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. Go ahead. 


06 07 57 38 


CC 


Be advised UHF 6. 


06 07 57 42 


P 


Roger, UHF 6. 


06 07 57 45 


CC 


Roger, and I have a Map update when you are ready 






to copy. 


06 07 57 5 1 * 


p 


Roger. 


06 07 58 05 


CC 


Roger. Map 23:10:09. Longitude 32 degrees east. 




Rev 97. Star 23:10:09, 23:39:07- Do you copy? 


06 07 58 44 


p 


Affirmative . 


06 07 58 46 


CC 


And CSQ is standing by for experiment status. 


06 07 58 51 


p 


Roger, experiment status — this will "be the status 



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as of what we did yesterday? 

06 07 59 10 CC Copy. 

06 07 59 17 P We did no D-6 camera work, but on the D-6 Sequence 

No. 135, first pass, we were not in view of . . . 
Second pass, we did it to the right direction but 
didn't see anything. 

06 07 59 31 CC CSQ copy. 

06 07 59 33 p Before we shuttered we got a klj and a 4l8. 

06 07 59 hi CC Copy. 

06 07 59 P And a 6, ... and a 5 h 3 . . . end a 7 

that was mostly one sequence. Mostly D-l/k 
Australia. We saw the smoke go . . . miles but we 
were in the wrong attitude to observe at passing 
overhead . . . with the . . . except we may have gotten 
the 70mm picture that they wanted. We won't know 
until it's developed tomorrow. The spacecraft 
may have been in the way. 

06 08 00 34 CC CSQ copy. 

06 08 00 39 P ... more photographs with the 35mm with the other 

... would be in the S-5/S-6 category. But these 
are not listed as experiments. 

06 08 01 00 CC Roger. CSQ has you GO on the ground. Have nothing 

further. Stand by. 

06 08 01 06 P Roger. We're GO up here. 

HAWAII 

06 08 15 26 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. We hold your 

system Green on the ground. 

06 08 15 31 p Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

06 08 15 34 CC We hold your systems Green on the ground. 

06 08 15 37 p Roger. We're Green up here. 

06 08 15 53 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. Would you give us the 



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cryo quantity readout, ECS O2 first, please? 



06 08 


16 


01 


P 


Roger . 


06 08 


16 


23 


CC 


Fuel Cell O2 now, please. 


06 08 


16 


26 


P 


Roger. 


06 08 


16 


50 


P 


Hawaii , Gemini -5 • 


06 08 


16 


52 


CC 


Go ahead, Gemini-5. 


06 06 


16 




p 


Roger. I heard him ask for fuel cell, ... fuel 
cell. Say, would you and Flight work up a list of 
stations, we are, our ... has changed enough now 
that we are off the Flight Plan that we have here 
and we weren't expecting to hear from you. 


06 08 


17 


13 


CC 


Wilco, we'll make one up. 


06 08 


17 


16 


p 


Roger. 


06 08 


17 


17 


CC 


Roger, Gemini-5. We'll do that. 


06 08 


17 


21 


p 


I want the Flight Plan and maybe a little update 
as to the ACQ times that we could correct in the 
Flight Plan that we have. Okay? 


06 08 


17 


26 


CC 


Roger. 


06 08 


17 


27 


CC 


Roger, we'll do that. 


06 08 


17 


28 


p 


Thank you. 


06 08 


17 


33 


CC 


We'll give it to you at the RKV this pass, Gemini. 


06 08 


17 


36 


p 


Very good. 


06 08 


17 




CC 


Okay, Gemini-5, you can turn the cryo quantity back 
to OFF. 


06 08 


18 


12 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii standing by. 


06 08 


18 


15 


p 


Gemini-5 standing by. Thank you. 



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ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

06 08 36 29 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM, comm check. How 

do you read? 

06 08 36 50 P RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5 reads you loud and clear. 

06 08 36 53 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear, also. All systems 

are GO on the ground. I have some acquisition times 
for you if you are ready to copy. 

06 08 36 59 P Ready to copy. 

06 08 37 00 CC Okay. Do you want these things to the nearest 

second, or will minutes do? 

06 03 37 02 P Minutes are fine. 

06 08 37 Ok CC Okay, fine. CSQ, we have knocked 97:23:32, RKV 

97:00:11, CSQ 98:01:08, RKV 98:01:^5, CSQ 99:02:^+0, 
RKV 99:03:19, CYI 100:03:43, CSQ 100:04:16, RKV 
100:04:53, CYI 101:05:16, RKV 101:06:30. Do you 
copy? 

06 08 38 52 P Affirmative. 

06 08 38 53 CC Roger; incidentally, your Flight Plan is lagging 

by 19 minutes. 

06 08 38 59 P Okay. 

06 08 39 01 CC We have a . . . update for you. Your orbit is 107 

by 160. Flight time expectancy, 20 days. 

06 08 k2 2k CC Gemini-5, this is RKV. We have one minute before 

LOS. We'll be standing by. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

06 09 32 50 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

06 09 33 07 C CSQ CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

06 09 33 10 CC Gemini-5, CSQ would like to take some ground read- 
ings of your cryogenic quantities. Would you select 
ECS O2 on your Quantity Read Switch, please? 



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06 09 33 20 C Roger. You have it. 

06 0Q ^ 2k CC Also, Houston advises we'd like you to null rates 
y ° J before reaching the RKV in order to warm up the 

thrusters. Do not use thrusters 7 and 8. They 
also suggest that you null rates every 2 to 3 hours 
of a duty cycle for the thrusters. Over. 

06 09 33 M» C Okay, fine. 

06 09 33 48 CC And they'd like to know if you've noticed any 

decrease in rates and venting peeling off. 

06 09 33 57 C Negative. The venting seems to he keeping on about 

the same. 

06 09 3k 02 CC CSQ copy. 

06 09 3k Ik CC Fuel Cell 0 2 position, please. 

06 09 3k 55 CC Gemini -5, do you have your suit temperature control 

turned down? 

06 09 3^ 59 C Roger. ... 

06 09 35 12 CC Okay. Fuel Cell H2 position, please. 

06 09 36 06 CC Gemini-5 you can return the Quantity Switch to OFF, 

please. 

06 09 36 08 P Got it. 

06 09 36 Ik CC CSQ has nothing further, standing by. 
06 09 36 17 P Okay. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

06 10 11 06 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM check. How do you read? 

06 10 11 10 P This is Gemini-5- Read you loud and clear, RKV. 

How us? 

06 10 11 lU CC Roger, We read you GO on the ground. We'd like 

you to purge both sections at this time. Give me 
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06 10 11 3^ P MARK. 

06 10 11 35 CC On No. 1. 

06 10 11 kd P Gemini is complete on 1, starting on 2. 

06 10 12 06 P Okay, hydrogen's complete. Purging 0 2 on No. 1. 

06 10 12 19 P MARK. 

06 10 Ik 19 P No. 1 0 2 complete, starting No. 2. 

06 10 16 27 P No. 2 0 2 purge complete. 

06 10 16 29 CC Roger. Thank you very much, Gemini-5. We'd like 

to have a propellent quantity readout please. 

06 10 16 34 P Think we had LOS, RKV. 

06 10 16 39 CC Say again. 

06 10 16 HO P I didn't hear your last. I thought we had LOS. 

06 10 16 k3 CC Negative. We'd like to have a propellant quantity 

readout . 

06 10 16 51 C Propellant quantity readout ahout 9 percent. 

06 10 16 56 CC Roger, understand 9 percent. We'd like to remind 

the Pilot of a medical data pass over the CSQ on Rev 
98 at 01:06:05. 

06 10 17 13 C Roger. Thank you. 

06 10 17 15 CC Fine. Flight would also like to know how you did 

on damping those rates, how the thrusters worked and 
how effective they wer^ 

06 10 17 23 C Thrusters that worked were all right. 

06 10 17 26 CC Roger, Understand. 

06 10 17 29 C What was that time over CSQ? 

06 10 17 32 CC 01:06:05. 

06 10 17 35 C Okay, fine. Thank you. 

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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



06 11 


06 


k9 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ. We have you GO on the ground. We 
have a valid temperature. Standing by for your 
blood pressure. 


06 11 


06 


59 


CC 


Roger, CSQ. We're GO up here; blood pressure coming 
down. 


06 11 


07 


05 


CC 


Gemini -5, this is CSQ Surgeon. We have full-scale. 
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 


06 11 


07 


Ul 


CC 


Gemini-5j this is CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid 
blood pressure. Start exercise. Give me a mark. 


06 11 


07 


hi 


c 


Roger. MARK. 


06 11 


OS 


29 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your cuff is at full-scale. 


06 11 


09 


Ok 


CC 


Gemini-5. We have a valid blood pressure. Standing 
by for your water report. 


06 11 


09 


08 


C 


Roger. ... pounds and Just getting ready ... Oil- 
Charlie . And I have an hour and a half . . . 


06 11 


09 


29 


C 


Do you copy? 


06 11 


09 


31 


CC 


CSQ copy. 


06 11 


09 


3^ 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ. I'd like to remind you that you 
should do the S-8/D-I3, Sequence 1 and 2 when 
cn&ngxng s-i-eep cyc-Lcs . aiso uttve tropical uepreo — 
si on for you. Are you ready to copy? 


06 11 


09 


50 


c 


Ready to copy. 


06 11 


09 


52 


CC 


Roger. Location is 20 north, 150 east. Time of 
closest approach, 01:1^:58. That will be just 
after CSQ LOS. 


06 11 


10 


12 


C 


Roger. Do you know which side of the track it's 
on? 


06 11 


10 


16 


CC 


Negative. Don't have the track--the ... of track at 



this time. 



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06 


11 


10 


21 


c 


Okay. Thank you. 


06 


11 


10 


22 


cc 


Okay. Don't use any fuel to locate this, and they'd 
like you to give your comments to RKV on this pass. 


06 


11 


10 


30 


c 


Roger. 


06 


11 


10 


31 


cc 


Also have a Flight Plan update. Are you ready to 
copy? 


06 


11 


10 


34 


c 


Negative . 


06 


11 


10 


38 


c 


Ready to copy. 


06 


11 


10 


39 


cc 


Okay. This is an S-7. Total of 57. 02:48:36, 01. 


06 


11 


10 


59 


c 


Okay. 02:48:36, 01, S-7. 


06 


11 


11 


05 


cc 


Roger. Sequence 01. Remarks, if possible. Second, 
total 57- 04:18:21. Sequence 01. Again, if possi- 
ble. Over. 


06 


11 


11 


27 


c 


Roger. This is the two S-7's. 


06 


11 


11 


29 


cc 


That 's affirm. 


06 


11 


11 


30 


c 


Okay. 


06 


ll 


11 


37 


cc 


CSQ has nothing further, standing by. 


06 


11 


11 


1+0 


c 


Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


06 


11 


46 


56 


cc 


Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 


06 


ll 


47 


07 


p 


RKV CAP COM, Gemini- 5. 


06 


11 


47 


11 


cc 


Roger, read you loud and clear. All systems are GO 
on the ground. We'd like to remind you that you 
have a medical data pass on the Command Pilot over 
the CSQ on Rev 99. I'll give you a time. 02:40:01. 


06 


ll 


47 


4o 


p 


Roger, copy. 


06 


11 


47 


43 


cc 


Okay. We'd also like to advise you that if while 



damping your rates in the future if you notice 



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another thruster failure or if you notice any more 
sluggishness than you've noticed to the present 
time, to just terminate your damping and inform 
the next site. But Flight has some alternate pro- 
cedures that you might try in that event. 



06 11 48 05 P Okay. 

06 11 43 08 CC Do you have any sort of a report over that tropical 

depression? 

06 11 48 11 P I saw that we passed right over it. It is a rather 

large storm with heavy cumulus activity. We could 
see air-to-ground lightning even in the daytime. 
And it does have an eye. 

06 11 48 26 CC Can you estimate the size of it? 

06 11 48 28 P It was a couple hundred miles across, I guess. 

06 11 48 31 CC Roger. 

06 11 48 38 P I have some S-8/D-13 scores for you. 

06 11 48 4l CC Okay. 

06 11 48 45 P Okay. At 06:21:20 we ran a set and Conrad had 

nine wrong, hut the M-9— Conrad had 95, 98, 97, 9^> 
98. Cooper had 90, 91, 92, 92, 92. 

06 11 49 13 CC Okay. Got it. 

06 11 49 15 P Then we ran another one at 07:01:45 and the Pilot 

had nine wrong; Command Pilot had six wrong. 
Command Pilot's M-9 was 91, 91, 91, 91, 92. The 
Pilot's was 96, 97, 95, 95, 96. 

06 11 49 48 CC Okay. I copy. 

06 11 49 54 CC I was putting down C for Conrad and C for Cooper 

there to "begin with. 

06 11 49 58 P Sorry. 

06 11 51 05 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV. We have nothing else for 

you. We '11 he standing "by. 

06 11 51 08 P Okay. 

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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

06 12 4l 22 CC Gemini -5, CSQ. Be advised we don't have a valid 

temperature as yet. 

06 12 k2 2k P CSQ, Gemini -5. 

06 12 42 27 CC Gemini -5, CSQ. 

06 12 42 29 P Did you call? 

06 12 42 32 CC Roger. To advise we didn't have a valid tempera- 
ture. We'd also like you to select the FC Hg . . . 
position on your Quantity Read Switch, and advise 
we do have a valid temperature now. Standing by 
for blood pressure. 

06 12 42 46 P ... complete. 

06 12 42 47 CC We have a valid blood pressure also. 
06 12 42 51 P Okay. 

06 12 43 41 C In the next pass any ...? 

06 12 43 48 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid ... Your 

blood pressure is at full-scale. 

06 12 44 34 CC Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. We have a valid blood pres- 
sure. Standing by for water report. 

06 12 44 46 C Roger. Command Pilot has drunk 30 pounds 13 ounces 

of water. 

05 12 44 54 CC Roger. 

06 12 44 55 C I finished Meal 4C at 02:00:00. 
06 12 45 03 CC Roger. 

06 12 45 04 C Had approximately one hour sleep during the last 

sleep period. 

06 12 45 11 CC Roger. 

06 12 45 18 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. I request you go to the OFF posi- 
tion with your Quantity Read, and I have a Map 



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update when you are ready to copy. 



06 12 


45 


27 


P 


Ready to copy. 


06 12 


1*5 


29 


CC 


Your Map 03:37:41+, longitude 36.5 West, Rev ... 0. 
Star 03:37:44, 23:34:34. 


06 12 


46 


08 


P 


Roger. We copy. 


06 12 


46 


09 


CC 


Roger. Also be advised your next pass at the RKV 
will he a UHF 6. Over. 


06 12 


1+6 


15 


p 


Roger. 


06 12 


1+6 


19 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ Surgeon. Your water report was for 
the Command Pilot, was it not? 


06 12 


1+6 


25 


p 


Affirmative. 


06 12 


1+6 


26 


CC 


Roger . Out . 


06 12 


1+6 


1+3 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ has nothing further. Standing by. 


06 12 


1+6 


1+7 


p 


ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


06 13 


20 


16 


CC 


Gemini-5, RKV COM check. How do you read? 


06 13 


20 


19 


c 


Roger, RKV. Gemini-5 reads you loud and clear. 


06 13 


20 


22 


CC 


Roger. Read you loud and clear also. Your status 
is GO on the ground. We have some PIA updates for 
you. Acknowledge when you're ready to copy. 


06 13 


20 


29 


C 


Roger. Ready to copy. 



06 13 20 32 CC 102-2, 06:29:21, 16 plus 48, 21 plus 57- 103-8, 

08:05:13, 15 plus 20, 20 plus 29. 104-2, 09:40:39, 
13 plus 58, 19 plus 09. 105-2, 11:16:19, 12 plus 
40, 18 plus 02. 106-1, 12:38:58, 14 plus 03, 19 
plus l4. Bank angles remain the same. Roll left 
53- Roll right 67. Weather is good in all areas. 

06 13 22 24 C Roger. I got it all. Those ... bank angles. Thank 

you very much. 



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06 13 22 27 CC 

06 13 22 3k C 

06 13 22 k6 CC 

06 13 2k 28 CC 

06 13 2k 31 C 

06 13 2k 33 CC 

06 13 2k kO CC 

06 13 2k kO CC 

06 13 2k 52 C 

06 13 2k 5k CC 

06 13 2k 55 C 

06 13 2k 59 CC 

06 13 25 06 CC 

06 13 25 15 C 

06 13 25 18 CC 

06 13 25 39 CC 

06 13 25 kk c 

06 13 27 33 CC 



Roger. We'd like to know what sort of tumble rates 
you are experiencing up there. 

Roger. We have very very slow rates now. I got 
them damped down a little earlier and we're just 
very slowly oscillating--and I'm not oscillating-- 
just ... 

Understand. 

Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. How do you read? 

Roger. Reading you loud and clear. 

Okay, stand by for my mark in about k seconds or 
so; in fact, right now. 

MARK. 

As of 03:24:39 you started your 100th revolution 
and congratulations are extended to both of you 
from all the flight controllers throughout the 
world. 

Thank you very much. 
Roger. 

We just have 22 orbits to go here. 
That's right. Only 22. 

Incidentally, if you'll turn on your HF receiver 
following this test, we'll send your way about 15 
minutes of uninterrupted music. 

That would be very, very nice. Thank you. 

You're quite welcome, I'm sure. 

Gemini-5, this is RKV. We'll be standing by in 
case you have anything further. 

Roger. Thank you very much. 

MUSIC. 



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06 13 33 55 CC ... this is ... transmitting ... voice ... your 

favorite movie themes. 

06 13 2k 3k CC MUSIC. 

MCC, CAPE KENNEDY 

06 H W 59 CC Hello, Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Houston CAP COM, 
J Calling HF check. Transmitting from the Cape Trans- 

mitter. Give us a call at Canaries if you read this 
radio check. This is MCCH, the Golden Voice of 
radio, returning you now to your favorite movie 
theme songs. 

MUSIC. 

CANARY ISLANDS 
06 13 1+3 k6 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 

06 13 kk 00 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We would like 

to know how many S-7 photos you have taken so far. 

06 13 kk 08 C Roger, Canary, this is Gemini-5. Just a minute, 

then I'll look. 

06 13 kh 27 C Canary, you read Gemini-5? 

06 13 kh 30 CC Roger. 

06 13 kk 31 C Roger, we didn't get the last group ... attitude. 

Over. 

06 13 kk 39 CC Roger, understand you did not get the last group 

due to attitude. 

06 13 kk k3 C Yes, we got one more coming up here that we'll 

try again. 

06 13 kk 1*8 CC Okay, we *d like to know the total number that have 

"been taken. 

06 13 ^9 54 C Roger, just a second. 

06 13 kk 56 CC Okay, we would also like to know the number of 

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On the S-7. 

All right, we've taken 26 exposures on S-7, and 
approximately 9 different subjects. Over. 

Roger, copy 26 photos and 9 different subjects. 
Right. 

... we have some AOS times for you if you're pre- 
pared to copy. 

Okay, just a second. 

Roger. Flight would also like to know if you 
heard the HF transmissions between RKV and Canaries. 

Yes, sure did. It was very nice. 

Okay. 

Okay, go ahead on AOS times. 

Roger, Canary Islands, Rev 102 would be 06-50 
Carnarvon, Rev 102 will be 07 hours 26 minutes. 

06 13 46 36 C Okay. 

06 13 46 37 CC Canary Islands, Rev 103 will be 08 hours 25 minutes. 

06 13 46 Mi c Okay. 

06 13 1*6 1*5 CC Carnarvon, Rev 103 will be 09 hours even. 

06 13 44 53 C Okay. 

06 13 44 54 CC Guaymas, Rev 103 will be 09 hours 40 minutes. 

06 13 47 03 C Okay. 

06 13 hi Oh CC Canary Islands, Rev 104 will be 09 hours 59 minutes. 

06 13 1+7 11 C Okay. 

06 13 4 7 13 CC Carnarvon, Rev 104 will be 10 hours and 35 minutes. 

06 13 47 19 C All right. 

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CC 


06 13 45 13 

W AJ J-^J 


is 


06 13 45 h3 


CC 


06 13 1*5 50 


c 


06 13 1*5 51 


CC 


06 13 1+5 57 


c 


06 13 45 59 


CC 


06 13 46 08 


c 


06 13 46 u 


cc 


06 13 46 15 


c 


06 13 46 18 


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06 13 47 22 


CC 


Guaymas, Rev 104 will be 11 hours, 12 minutes. 


06 13 47 29 


C 


Go ahead. 


06 13 47 30 


CC 


Canaries, 105 will "be 11 hours, 34 minutes. 


06 13 47 38 


C 


Okay. 


06 13 47 39 


CC 


Carnarvon, 105 will be 12 hours, 09 minutes. 


r\£L 1 1 1 ■ t~~T I 1 c - 

Ob 13 47 45 


C 


Okay. 


Ob 13 ^7 4b 


/in 

CC 


Hawaii, 105, 12 hours, 35. 


06 13 47 52 


C 


Okay. 


06 13 47 5k 


CC 


Guaymas, 105 will be 12 hours, 46 minutes, and 
that's it. 


06 13 48 00 


C 


Okay, thank you very much. 


06 13 48 02 


CC 


Roger, everything looks good from the ground her< 


06 13 1+8 05 


C 


Okay, everything looks good here. 
ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


06 14 54 30 


CC 


Gemini -5, RKV CAP COM. 


06 14 54 34 


c 


Go ahead, Art. Check ... RKV, Gemini -5. 


06 14 54 39 


cc 


Roger, I have a Flight Plan update for you. 


06 14 54 43 


c 


Can you wait for about a minute? 


06 14 54 45 


CC 


Roger . 


ill C ti CT J 1 

UO ±4 ?4 ?4 




Go ahead. 


06 14 54 56 


CC 


MSC-1, 05:24:00 start time. End time 06:25:00. 


06 14 55 14 


c 


Okay. 


06 14 55 16 


CC 


I 'd like to give you a little information so you 
can have it ready for Canary. 


06 14 55 22 


c 


All right. 



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06 14 


55 


24 


CC 


We would like for you to have a wet and dry bulb 
reading ready. 


06 14 


55 


30 


C 


Okay. 


06 Ik 


55 


31 


CC 


And we *d like for you to get a temperature of the 
window, the . . . around the window and temperature 
of the blotter, about 1 inch east of window. 


06 Ik 


55 


55 


C 


Okay. 


06 14 


55 


58 


CC 


Would you cycle your Quantity Read Switch to the 
Rg position, please? 


06 Ik 


56 


12 


CC 


I *d like to have the amount of time remaining on 
your D-4/D-7 report, if you have it. 


06 Ik 


56 


24 


c 


It's, I believe, at 16 minutes ... 


06 Ik 


56 


30 


cc 


Roger . 


06 14 


56 


32 


c 


We got one more sequence of Test 7 pictures, 
04:18:01. 


06 Ik 


56 


46 


cc 


Roger, understand, one more sequence No. 7 photo- 
graph. 


06 14 


56 


51 


c 


Roger. That's S-7 experiment, Sequence 1. 


06 Ik 


56 


55 


cc 


Sequence 1, Roger. 


06 14 


57 


02 


cc 


You may place your Quantity Switch to the OFF Posi- 
tion. 


06 l4 


57 


08 


cc 


We 'd like a little more detailed evaluation of the 
HF music from RKV to Canaries on the last orbit. 
We would like to know If you noticed any fading, any 
dropouts of any kind, and if you heard voice in the 
background sometimes as well as music. 


06 14 


57 


26 


c 


Naturally, we heard a little voice and then once 



... switch down there, we heard a little voice and 
I Imagine there was a little bit of fading but not 
bad at all. . . . think it was pretty good. 



06 14 57 39 CC Roger. Understand. 

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06 Ik 57 k5 CC Did it drop out completely at anytime? 

06 Ik 57 k9 C Yes, it finally dropped out. Not just completely, 

it gradually died down as well as CW over . . . 

06 1^ 57 58 CC Roger, understand. 

06 Ik 57 59 C Somebody was cutting in from CW fairly close to 

that frequency. 

06 Ik 58 03 CC Roger. 

06 Ik 59 15 CC Gemini -5 > RKV CAP COM. Everything looks good here 

on the ground. We have nothing else for you. We'll 
be standing by. 

06 Ik 59 21 C Okay, very fine. You want that wet and dry bulb 

UO ^ for temperatures and so forth for Canaries on this 

pass. 

06 Ik 59 27 CC That's affirmative. Both the wet and bulb, wet and 

dry bulb and the temperature report at Canaries. 

06 Ik 59 3k C Okay, we'll try to have it. 

06 Ik 59 36 CC Their acquisition is 05:l6. 

06 Ik 59 kO C Roger. I have that. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

06 15 18 12 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV CAP COM. Standing by for 

your report. 

06 15 18 18 C Roger, RKV, everything is Green here. 

06 15 18 20 CC Everything looks good on the ground. 

06 15 18 23 C Okay. 

06 15 18 29 CC And we're ready for your report any time. 

06 15 18 3k C Roger. Are you ready for the temperature report? 

06 15 lfl 36 CC That's affirmative. 

06 15 18 38 C Roger. Dry bulb temperature is 7k degrees. 

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06 15 IS kk CC 
06 15 18 1+5 C 
06 15 18 k8 CC 
06 15 18 i*9 c 

06 15 18 58 CC 
06 15 19 02 C 
06 15 19 Ok CC 

06 15 19 08 C 

06 15 19 53 CC 

06 15 19 56 C 
06 15 19 58 CC 

06 15 20 03 C 
06 15 20 06 CC 

06 16 31 45 CC 

06 16 32 08 CC 

06 16 32 10 CC 

06 16 32 19 C 

06 16 32 56 CC 

06 16 32 59 C 

06 16 33 06 CC 



Soger. 

Wet "bulb temperature is 64 degrees. 
Roger. 

And the best I can tell the window, the window frame, 
and the padding around the window are all right at 
temp 74 degrees. Over. 

Roger. Copy. 

Anything else you need? 

Negative, that's about it. Thank you much. We'll 
stand by. 

Okay. Very fine. 

Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 

Roger, Canary. Gemini-5 here. 

Roger. I guess I called myself RKV on that first 
call. 

Okay. I figured that's what you had done. 
. . . Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

Roger. We have all your systems Green on the 
ground. We 'd like for you ... your Quantity Read 
Switch to the Fuel Cell H 2 provision program. 

Okay. 

Gemini-5, you may return it to the OFF position now. 
Okay. 

standing 11 -?^ 118 6156 f ° r y ° U th±S paSS * We ' U be 



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06 16 33 10 C Thank you. 

HOUSTON 

06 16 39 16 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

06 16 39 24 C Good morning, Houston CAP COM. Gemini-5 here. 

06 16 39 27 CC Roger. You're looking good on the ground. I've 

got a couple of requests for you. When you damp 
your rates, the next time you damp them or at any 
time, would you please turn on your rate gyros so 
we can get some data on the rates and the rates dur- 
ing your damping? Copy? 

06 16 39 52 C Roger. We copy that. 

06 16 39 54 CC Okay, and then you can turn the gyros off after 

you get through damping the rates. And would you 
try to damp over the States on the 103rd revolution 
so that we can get a real-time readout on the ground 
• as you do your damping. If you can hold off until 

then we would appreciate it. Your Texas AOS on 
the 103rd revolution is 09:41:45. 

06 16 40 21 C 09:41:45, right. 

06 16 40 24 CC Okay, and can you give us an idea what your maximum 

rates are and how fast they build up? 

06 16 40 32 C It'll vary from time to time, tout we're still vent- 

ing, and if you let them vary, they'll build on 
up to 11 or 12 degrees per second. 

06 16 40 47 CC Roger. And about how long does it take them to 

build up to that rate? 

06 16 40 51 C It takes quite a while and all-in-all it stayed 

much on one axis; of course, it was split between 
the axes. It won't stay with one axis purely. 

06 16 4l 02 CC Roger. I understand. Is it mostly yaw? 

06 16 41 06 C Mostly yaw, yes. 

06 16 4l 09 CC Okay. Well, we figure that you're just about ready 

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you could give us the word. 
06 16 4l 17 C Okay. 

06 16 4l 19 CC Do you want to continue to receive the station 

acquisition tines, or would a Delta-T time 
differential from your Flight Plan he acceptable 

to you? 

06 16 4l 29 C Just the Delta time would be acceptable. 

06 16 hi 32 CC Okay. Well right now you're running about 19 

minutes later than your Flight Plan. In other 
words, your acquisition at this station according 
to your Flight Plan was about 06:14 and you 
actually came over about 06:38. 

06 16 hi 48 C Okay, 19 minutes then. AH right, you want us to 

try dam p i n g on the 103rd revolution over the 
States, right? 

06 16 hi 57 CC That's affirmative. 

06 16 hi 59 C Okay. We've been using the rate gyros each time 

the damp went ... 

06 16 42 03 CC Okay. Real fine. We can get the data on that and 

that'll help them analyze what the rates are doing. 

06 16 42 08 C Right. 

06 16 42 41 CC Gemlni-5, Houston here. Actually, I got a 

correction on your Delta-T. It's really 24 minutes, 
not 19; 24 minutes later than the Flight Plan. 

06 16 42 50 C All right. 24 minutes later. 

06 16 42 53 CC Roger. You were supposed to be here at 06:14 and 

you're here at 06:38. 

06 16 42 58 C Okay. Fine. 

06 16 43 02 CC Gordo, in regard to the radar, I understand you ran 

some tests this morning to check for SPADATS inter- 
ference. Did you get any lock-on lights when you 
were operating it this morning? 



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06 16 1*3 19 C No. Not that I noticed. 

06 16 1*3 23 CC Roger. Are you pointing toward the ground at the 

present time? 

06 16 1*3 29 C Yes, I am. 

06 16 1*3 32 CC How about turning on the radar for me right now 

and just take a half a minute or so warm-up and 
stand hy and turn it on and see what we get here. 
Just for a quick check and then just turn it right 
back off. I'm interested to see if you get a lock- 
on here when you really shouldn't. 

06 16 1*3 52 C Okay. You want me to . . , stand by? 

06 16 1*3 5l* CC Just put it on STANDBY for 30 seconds or so, or a 

minute, and then— ■ 

06 16 1*3 01 C Okay. It's in STANDBY. 

06 16 1*3 03 CC Roger. 

06 16 1+3 09 CC Okay, and after it's warmed up for 30 seconds or 

a minute here we'll put it on and just see if you 
get a lock-on. We're contemplating another Radar 
Test today as you come across the Cape looking at 
the pod on the ground, trying to repeat the good 
results you got last Sunday. We noticed that the 
only thing we can really see is a difference "be- 
tween that and the subsequent ones we've done is 
that the platform was not on that first time, so 
we're planning to try to do another one today with 
the platform off just to see if we get good range 
readouts and to see if they will go into the 
computer in the Rendezvous Made like we tried to 
do the other day on those other two tests. 

06 16 1*U 56 C Okay. 

06 16 1*5 03 CC I think we've probably had enough warm-up here now. 

Why don't you turn it on and see if you get a 
lock-on light? 

06 16 1*5 10 C I'm pointing right at the ground now. 
06 16 1*5 12 CC Okay. 

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06 16 1*5 19 CC 

06 16 1*5 22 C 

06 16 1*5 23 CC 

06 16 1*5 25 C 

06 16 26 CC 

06 16 U5 32 C 

06 16 1*5 38 CC 

06 16 1*5 1*0 C 

06 16 1*5 1*5 C 

06 16 45 1*8 CC 

06 16 1*5 1*9 C 

06 16 1*5 51 CC 



06 16 1*6 29 CC 

06 16 1*6 31 C 

06 16 U6 36 CC 

06 16 1*6 52 CC 

06 16 1*6 51* c 

06 16 1*6 56 CC 



Are we still In contact? 
Negative. 

Okay. Do you get a lock-on light? 
No. 

Okay, fine. Well, when we lose LOS here, you can 
just turn it on tack off. 

Okay. 

There is still no lock-on light, I presume? 
No lock-on light. That's right. 
Is the hydrogen going to last us? 
Beg your pardon? 

Is the hydrogen going to last us? 

Oh, yes. No problem on that, Gordo. We're well 
ahead. The reason it's still coming down like 
this is that we're not using it as fast as expected, 
and that's why it hasn't stopped venting yet. But 
we're in real good shape. The tightest thing is 
going to be this water storage capacity, and it 
looks like we have a pad of about 3 to 10 pounds, 
something in that region, at the completion of 
your 8 days, so I think we're in real good shape. 

Did you copy, Gemini-5? 

Affirmative, Ed. Flight, we're ... 

Roger. 

Are you still there, Gordo? 
Yes, I am. 

I was just going to say the water storage capacity 
is the only thing that was really tight, but as I 
mentioned, we're in good shape on that. We'll 
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like that. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

06 16 51 37 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You need not 

answer. Would you place your Quantity Read Switch 
to Fuel Cell H£, please? 

06 16 53 10 CC Okay. Gemini-5, you can turn the Quantity Read 

off again. Everything else looks good from here. 

06 16 53 19 C Okay. Looks good from here, too. Thank you. 
06 16 53 23 CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

06 17 26 k7 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

06 17 27 1^ C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini-5 here. 

06 17 27 16 CC Roger. I have a Flight Plan update. Will you 

prepare to copy? 

06 17 27 20 C Okay. Just a moment. 

06 17 27 kO C Okay. Ready to copy. 

06 17 27 k2 CC Roger. First item, D-U/D-7, 08:58:00, Sequence 

No. 1+19. Remarks, use 2 minutes on recorder. 
Point southeast at horizon clouds near Perth and 
Gerald ton. Next item S-8/D-13, 09:03:10, 
Sequence No. 0l+, Pitch down 30, Yaw left 20. Do 
you copy? 

06 17 28 1*7 C Roger. Got that. 

06 17 28 k9 CC Okay. Request you open your E-S Sensor Circuit 

Breaker for about two minutes. I'll give you a 
mark when to close again. 

06 17 28 58 C Okay. 

06 17 29 06 CC Is it open now? 

06 17 29 08 C Negative. You want it open now? 



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06 17 29 11 CC Roger. 

06 17 29 13 C Open. 

06 17 29 23 CC That's all on the Flight Plan update this time. 

06 17 29 26 C Okay. 

06 17 31 lh CC Gemini-5, request you close the E-S Sensor Circuit 

Breaker. 

06 17 31 21 c 

06 17 31 21 C Roger, it's closed. 

06 17 31 22 CC Roger. 

TEXAS 

06 lfl 12 10 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

06 18 12 32 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

06 IB 12 3^ CC Roger Gemini, Houston here. Could you give us a 

fuel cell purge on both sections please? 

06 IB 12 hO C Roger. Fuel cell purge on both sections. Want 

that right now? 

06 IB 12 k-7 CC Roger. Go ahead. 

06 IB 13 Ok C Purge No. 1. 

06 IB 13 06 CC Roger. 

06 18 13 19 C MARK. 

06 IB 13 21 CC Roger. 

06 IB 13 22 C Purge on No. 2. 

06 IB 13 23 CC Understand. 

06 IB 13 36 C Purge off on No. 2. 

06 IB 13 39 CC Roger. 

06 IB 13 kO C Fuel on No. 1. 



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06 IB 


13 


1*2 


CC 


Roger. 


06 18 


13 


1*6 


c 


MARK. 


06 lfi 


13 


1*8 


cc 


Roger. 


06 IB 


15 


1*6 


c 


Oxygen off Section 1. 


06 as 


15 


1*8 


cc 


Roger. 


06 IB 


15 


51 


c 


Oxygen on Section 2. 


06 18 


15 


52 


cc 


Roger . 


06 IS 


16 


20 


cc 


Gemini, Houston. It's looking good on the ground. 


06 IS 


17 


53 


c 


Oxygen off on Section 2. Crossover switch is off. 


06 IS 


17 


56 


cc 


Roger, understand. Looks good. Everything looks 
good on the ground. 


06 IS 


18 


00 


c 


Roger. Looks good here. 


06 18 


IS 


02 


cc 


Okay. Be advised that during your experiments use 
no fuel. We don't want to use any fuel until we 
Look at it a little longer. If you can perform 
the experiments, go ahead, but we'll make another 
evaluation on Rev 107 over the U.S. as to fuel 
usage. Okay? 


06 18 


IS 


19 


c 


Okay. I think that's a pretty good idea because 
I can actually detect it going down in the little 
bit of damping I've been doing. 


06 IS 


IS 


30 


cc 


Okay. About what kind of rates do you have now? 


06 IS 


18 


33 


c 


Our rates are ... here this last orbit. 


UD -LO 


JLO 








06 IB 


18 


1*1 


c 


Three or four or five orbits to build up. 


06 18 


18 


1*3 


cc 


Understand. We're going to give you a power-up 
procedure at Carnarvon or either over the States 
during the updates. We'll include it in the exper 
ment updates, and this is to use some later on 
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down. And we'll pass it to you later. 
06 18 19 05 C Okay. 

06 18 19 07 CC And we have a workout today. I'll give you the 

procedures now and we'll give you the go ahead on 
performing it prior to the test. It'll he done in 
the 106 Rev and it will require fuel, so do not 
perform it until we give you the go ahead. 

BERMUDA 

06 18 19 35 CC Test No. 11. Configuration. 
06 IS 19 39 C You're cutting in and out. 

06 18 19 kO CC Roger, understand. We're about ready to get LOS 

here. We'll have Carnarvon pass it up to you or 
else we'll catch you on the next pass around the 
States . 

06 18 19 C Okay. Fine. 

06 18 19 51 CC When you get to Carnarvon, the weather doesn't look 

very good at Woodley Ranch. So if it looks bad 
down there, go ahead and spend more time on that 
D-1+/D-7. 

06 18 20 h$ CC Gemini, Houston. 

06 18 20 1+8 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

06 18 20 50 CC We'll try and have Canaries pass that Radar Test 

up to you, so if you've got a pad and pencil when 
you get over there they'll read it to you. Okay? 

06 18 21 00 C Fine. 

06 18 26 06 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM, Would you place 

your Quantity Read Switch to the position? 
Thank you. 

06 18 26 17 C Roger. ... 

06 18 26 19 CC Roger. How do you read? 

06 18 26 21 C Reading you loud and clear. 

06 18 26 23 CC Okay. I'll give this Radar Test No. 11. Are you 

ready to copy? 



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06 IB 26 33 C Roger. Go ahead. 

06 IS 26 36 CC Okay. Configuration same as 8, plus Computer to 

RENDEZVOUS, MDIU address 69, Rate Gyro is ON; 
Platform OFF. Procedure, read out 69 and tell us 
update. Then switch to CATCH UP for 5 seconds. 
Back to RENDEZVOUS. Repeat five times. If 69 
readout bad, Radar to STANDBY for 1 second, then 
ON. Clocking accuracy not critical. Minimize 
fuel. At completion, Platform ON. Do you copy? 



06 lB 


27 


in 


C 


Roger. 


06 IS 


27 




CC 


Okay. That's all of it. 


06 18 


27 


56 


CC 


Okay. You can switch your Quantity Read back to 
the OFF position. 


06 18 


29 


18 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM, Did you get an 
onboard reading of Fuel Cell H2 while you were in 
the read position? 


06 IS 


29 


27 


C 


Roger. 


06 18 


29 


29 


CC 


What was it? 


06 18 


29 


31 


c 


I want to make sure. 


06 18 


29 


3l+ 


CC 


All right. 


06 IS 


29 


in 


c 


I'm reading 17 percent. 17 percent. 


06 18 


29 


hi 


CC 


Roger. Copy 17 percent. Thank you. That's all 
we have for you. You're looking good on the 
ground. We'll stand by. 


06 IS 


29 


56 


C 


Okay. 


06 3S 


32 


17 


p 


Canary, Gemini-5. 


06 18 


32 


28 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary. Do you read? 


06 IS 


32 


30 


c 


Roger. Read you loud and clear. 


06 IS 


32 


33 


CC 


Did you call? 


06 IS 


32 


3h 


p 


Yes. Have a check this D-tyD-7, hl.9. Check the 
calibration. Do they want us to do that . . . 


06 IS 


32 


k6 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Transmitting in 



the blind. We've had LOS here and did not copy 
the last of your transmission. 

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06 19 00 3U CC 

06 19 00 38 C 

06 19 00 ho CC 

06 19 00 k6 C 

06 19 00 51 CC 

06 19 00 58 C 

06 19 02 32 C 

06 19 02 41 CC 

06 19 02 kj C 

06 19 02 50 CC 

06 19 02 55 C 

06 19 02 58 CC 

06 19 03 08 C 

06 19 03 10 CC 

06 19 03 12 C 



06 19 03 36 C 

06 19 03 58 CC 

06 19 03 59 P 



CARNARVON 

Gemlnl-5, Carnarvon. 

Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini-5. 

Are you in attitude for the D-5/D-7? 

Right. We have our transmitter on and we're ... 
attitude. 

Roger. When you've completed D-tyD-7, let me 
know. I've got a Flight Plan update. 

Gemini-5 . 

. . . they were coming in over Woodley or heading 
towards Woodley now. 

Roger. The last report was cloud coverage over 
Woodley. 

Oh, is that right? 

It may break- -we may be lucky. It may break over 
Woodley. I don't know. 

We'll take a look at it if we drift into the right 
attitude. 

Roger. 

We're ready for the Flight Plan update. 
Roger. 

First item: Warm-up 11:30:00. Remarks: Primary 
Coolant Valve circuit breaker open. Radiator flow 
to BYPASS. Secondary Coolant Pump B on. Next 
item: Power, 12:00:00. Remarks. 



Say again. 

Read the first set of remarks again. 



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06 19 Ok 02 CC Okay. The Primary Coolant Valve circuit breaker 

to OPEN. Herb, Radiator Flow Switch to BYPASS. 
Next, Secondary Coolant loop Pump B ON* What we're 
trying to do is warm up your secondary loop. 

06 19 Ok 28 P Okay. 

06 19 Ok 29 CC Without bypassing the primary on radiators. Okay, 

next item, power up, 12:00:00. Remarks, Radiator 
flow to PLOW, Primary Coolant Valve circuit breaker 
closed, Fuel Cell Section 2 PURGE, Section 2 power 
on, Rate Gyros, Platform and Computer on. Did you 
copy? 

06 19 05 26 C Roger. We got that. 

06 19 05 28 CC Okay. Next item, D-Vd-7, 12:10:00, Sequence No. 

k07. Next item, D-k/H-7, 12:50;lf6, Sequence No. 
kzk Bravo, Load No. 15, Remarks, pitch down 30, 
yaw left 22, speed 30, test time 12:51:35, duration 
8 seconds. Next item, Delta 6, D-7, 12:52:00. 
Load No. 15, Remarks, pitch down 90, Eight general 
photos across U.S. Next item, S-5, 13:23:00, 
Sequence No* 01. Did you copy? 

06 19 07 18 P Yes. 

06 19 07 19 CC Okay, next item, D-6, lk:22tk7, Sequence No. 05, 

Load No. 08, Remarks, pitch down 30, yaw left, 
01, Speed 60. Okay, we're approaching LOS. Did 
you copy up to that point? 

06 19 07 55 C Right. We got it to that point. 

06 19 08 59 CC Okay. 1*11 read the next one to you. Radar Test 

Ik: 30:^5, Sequence 11, Remarks, pitch down 30, 
yaw right 02, Platform off. Do you copy? 

06 19 08 22 P We've got it. 

06 19 08 23 CC Okay. We'll get the rest of it up to you over the 

States. 

GUAYMAS 

06 19 39 kk CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to the REAL TIME ACQ position. 



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06 19 U0 06 CC 

06 19 1*0 08 C 

06 19 ^0 11 CC 

06 19 i*o 17 C 

06 19 1*0 IB CC 

06 19 hO 22 C 

06 19 1+0 2h CC 



Geminl-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemlni-5 • 

Okay. You're looking good here on the ground. 
How are you doing? 

Looks good here. 

Okay. I'd like to finish that Flight Plan update 
if you've got your hook out. 

Okay. We're ready. 

Okay. The first one is D-6, ll*:l*9:36, Sequence 
68, Mode 15 , Remarks, pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 
13 degrees left, speed 60. S-5, ll*:59:00, 
Sequence 01. S-8/D-13, 16:00:1*0, Sequence 03, 
Remarks, pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 15 degrees 
left. S-7, 16:12:00, Sequence 02, Remarks, pitch 
90 degrees down, two exposures, Storm Betsy. 
Power down, 16:20:00, Remarks, Rate Gyros, Platform, 
and Computer off. Okay, did you copy all that? 



06 


19 h2 lh 


p 


That's affirmative. 


06 

1 


19 1*2 16 


CC 


Okay. Be advised on the Flight Plan update that 
you got at Carnarvon and the rest that I just gave 
you here, you are to use negative fuel. Over. 


06 


19 U2 23 


P 


Affirmative. 


06 


19 1*2 2lf 


CC 


Roger. 


06 


19 k2 26 


P 


This is miracle man. 


06 


19 1*2 28 


CC 


Say again. 


06 


19 1*2 29 


P 


I say we're the miracle men and use our self- 
survival. 


06 


19 h2 33 


CC 


All right. 


06 


19 ^3 31* 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston. 


06 


19 1*1* 03 


CC 


Gemini-5» Houston. 



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06 19 kk kl CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

06 19 kk kk C Go ahead, Houston CAP COM. Geraini-5. 

06 19 kk ^7 CC Roger. We've got a slight change in this power-up 

procedure on the fuel cells if you're ready to 
copy. 

06 19 kk 57 C Okay. 

06 19 U5 59 CC Okay. Instead of turning the Rate Gyros, Platform, 

and Computer on at 12:00:00, we would like to turn 
them on at 12:14-0:00. And this will give the mode 
a chance to stabilize "before you turn them on. 
Copy? 

06 19 k$ 20 C Okay. 

06 19 1+5 23 CC Okay, and your D-U/D-7 over Carnarvon last time, 

that was correct. That was the time that we wanted 
to perform the experiment. So you were okay on 
that. 

06 19 k-5 33 C Okay. We got some readings for them on that. 

06 19 If 5 36 CC Okay, real good. We want to change your medical 

data pass at Canary again. You have one on the 
Pilot at Canary on this pass. We would like to 
change that to Guaymas, and the acquisition time 
of Guaymas is 11:12:09. 

06 19 k6 07 C Okay. 

06 19 k6 11 CC Gemini, Houston here. We got a change on a change. 

We want to leave the one at Canary. Okay? And 
the acquisition time on that is 09:59:3^. Okay, 
we want to change the one that was supposed to be 
at Carnarvon on the Command Pilot on the next 
revolution after Guaymas. We want to move that 
back up to Guaymas at 11:12:09. You got it 
straight? 

06 19 k6 k2 C Roger. 

06 19 h6 k3 CC Okay. 

06 19 k6 U6 C You got all the calibrators going down there on 

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the hydrogen? 

06 19 1+6 51 CC Watching it like a hawk, Gordo. We're watching it 

real close and we're expecting it to stop venting 
at any time, hut even if it doesn't, projected 
curve at the present rate would show you completing 
your mission with about k percent remaining. 

06 19 k7 12 C Okay. It hasn't stopped venting up here yet. 

06 19 k7 15 CC Roger. You still notice it slowing down, you 

think? 

06 19 U7 19 C No. It seems to he going just as fast as ever. 
06 19 k7 23 CC Roger. 

06 19 k7 25 P The curve that I have, Elliot, showed it leveled 

out. Then this morning on the next pointer I put 
on it, it showed it turned down again. 

06 19 1+7 38 CC Well, we show that for the last 15 hours or so it's 

been a relatively straight line, and if you project 
that to the completion of the mission, you'll have 
about h percent left. And we're watching it care- 
fully. We're expecting it to quit venting at any 
time, and that would level it off even better. 

06 19 U8 (Jh C You've been expecting it to stop venting for two 

days. 

06 19 U8 lU CC Well, actually, it's supposed to stop venting at 

about 15 percent quantity remaining, and that's 
about where you are now. 

06 19 W 22 C Yes. 

06 19 1*8 2k CC If you can believe it, there are so many charts and 

graphs down here that I think Elliot has the display 
saturated. 

06 19 1+8 30 P I can believe it. 

06 19 k& 33 CC It's true. Boy, you've never seen so many. 

06 19 U6 55 CC Just a point there, Gemini-5. The curve that we 

were working with at the start of the mission would 



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have shown us a considerably lower at the present 
time, down around 7 percent, so you would have 
really been sweating it out if that had been the 
case, even more so. 



06 19 1+9 16 C Yes. 

06 19 1+9 21 C That's the curve we've been working with. 

06 19 1+9 2k CC Beg your pardon? 

06 19 1+9 25 C That's the curve we've been working with. 

06 19 1+9 29 CC I didn't think you had that one before the flight, 

the one with the curves in it. That is the one 
with the expected venting rates, I thought that 
only was drawn here after you got launched. 

We had some advance data. 

Very good. 

Based on your advanced information, when do you 
think it's going to stop venting? 

Never. 

Well, if you notice, if you really do have this 
curve, you'll notice that it actually breaks at 
about 15 percent, and that's when the venting 
should stop, and that's just any time now. 

Okay. 

As I see it, your tightest thing is your water 
storage capacity, and right now it looks like 
you'll have something like 6 pounds remaining at 
the end of your mission. That's about a third of 
a day pad, something like that. Half a day pad, 
maybe. 

... water readouts you've gotten from time to time? 
Beg your pardon, Gordo. 

That's based on the water readouts you've gotten 
from time to time or just an estimated water 



06 19 


h9 


U5 


C 


06 19 


h9 


1+8 


CC 


06 19 


h9 


59 


cc 


06 19 


50 


06 


c 


06 19 


50 


09 


cc 


06 19 


50 


22 


c 


06 19 


50 


30 


cc 



06 19 


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5h 


c 


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50 


58 


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production rate? 

06 19 51 08 CC That's based on the water readouts plus the Tank A 

readings we get by telemetry and because those 
give us the most pessimistic calculations, the 
production rates based on the prelaunch values are 
running considerable higher than that. But we 
think probably these water calculations might be 
more accurate. At least we've got to believe them 
because we don't know anything better than that. 

06 19 51 3k C Yes. 

06 19 51 37 CC You might give me a water readout at the present 

time for both of you if you happen to have one 

06 19 51 1+5 CC —both at the same time rather than staggered. 

06 19 51 U9 C It's right around 6l pounds for both of us. 

06 19 51 53 CC 61 pounds at the present time. Roger. Thank you. 

06 19 51 56 C That's conservative. I'm sure we've drunk more 

than that. 

06 19 52 02 CC Tilt. You say you have drunk more than that? 

06 19 52 07 C Yes, I say that we're being conservative on our 

drinking estimate. 

06 19 52 12 CC You mean you think your numbers are low or high? 

06 19 52 16 C Probably a little low. I think we probably have 

drunk slightly more than what we have here. I 
think our sips have been bigger ... increased 
pressure with the ... 

06 19 52 27 CC Well, that's interesting. How much have you been 

marking for each gulp? 

06 19 52 32 C We've been marking one ounce per gulp. 

06 19 52 38 CC Well, when you measured it back at the Cape you 

were running O.83 ounces. Do you think that one 
ounce is about correct? 

06 19 52 I18 c That might be pretty close. 

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06 19 52 U9 CC Okay. That's what we've "been counting on. You 

shook us up for a minute. Just for your information 
we feel that even if you ran out of water storage 
capacity, you could go for about 13 hours. That's 
partially extending the fuel cell usage until the 
membranes are drowned out and then going onto 
batteries after that. So I think we're in real 
good shape. 

06 19 53 36 C Okay. 

06 19 53 ^1 CC Just remember where that parachute switch is. 
06 19 53 kk C Got it marked. 

06 19 53 52 CC I understand there was a "bee in the window at lift- 
off. Have you ever seen any more of him? 

06 19 53 59 C No, but there's been ... between the panes here. 

06 19 5^ 03 CC Is he still flying? 

06 19 5k 05 C Yes, he's still flying but he's not very alive, I 

don't think. 

06 19 5^ 12 CC Very good. 

06 19 5k 20 CC You're looking real good down here, Gordo. 

06 19 5k 26 C Very good. 

06 19 5k 3k CC Understand they already played our music for you. 

06 19 5k 37 C Right. We got that down in the remote region last 

night. Sounded real good. 

06 19 5h k3 CC I was saving that for the GO/NO-GO today. We 

might give you another shot on it. 

06 19 5k kl C Okay. We can always stand a little shot now and 

then. It didn't come through too clearly, so we'd 
just as soon have it again. 

06 19 5k 56 CC Okay. We'll turn it up extra loud. 

06 19 55 05 CC Pete, will you have a chance to get ready for your 

med data at Canary on this one? 

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06 19 55 10 P I believe. 

06 19 55 13 CC Okay, good. Thank you. 

06 19 55 ^5 C You want us to go ahead and do that rate damping 

here with the gyros working ... 

06 19 55 53 CC You're too far out now. 
06 19 55 55 C Say again. 

06 19 55 56 CC I say you're too far out at the present time. 

We'll have LOS in about 30 seconds here. You 
might try them the next pass over if you can. 

06 19 56 01 C Okay. 

06 20 00 30 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a valid 

oral pass. Would you give us a blood pressure, 
please? 

06 20 00 37 P Blood pressure coming. 

06 20 00 47 CC Gemini -5, Canary Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 

06 20 01 16 P Canary, Gemini-5. How about a GMT time hack? 

06 20 01 22 CC Roger, Gemini-5. We'll give you a GMT time hack 

at 10 hours and 02 minutes. 

06 20 01 33 P Okay. 

06 20 01 3h CC About 30 seconds. 

06 20 01 35 P Roger. 

06 20 01 38 CC We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark when 

you begin exercise. 

06 20 01 1+3 P Okay, let me catch the time hack. 

06 20 01 k6 CC Roger. 

06 20 01 57 CC 3, 2, 1, 

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06 20 02 08 P Roger, very good. Thank you. 

06 20 02 12 CC On ay mark it's — 

06 20 02 56 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

06 20 03 33 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for 

your food, water and 2 1 +-hour sleep report. 

06 20 03 ho P Roger, water is 31 pounds, 6 ounces. Last meal was 

he at 07:02:00:00, and sleep in the last 2k hours - 
about 6. 

06 20 0k Oh CC Roger, we copy. Can you give us an estimate of the 

quality of your sleep? 

06 20 OU 09 P Okay, was good. 

06 20 05 33 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. You* re looking 

good here on the ground. We have nothing further 
for you. We have about a minute left. 

06 20 05 hi P Roger. We're Green here and we Just passed directly 

overhead. It looks like you guys are going to have 
a good day at the beach today. 

06 20 05 k& CC Okay, thank you. We'll enjoy it. 

CARNARVON 

06 20 35 20 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. I have a PLA update when 

you're ready to copy. 

06 20 35 25 P Roger. Ready to copy. 

06 20 35 27 CC Roger. Area 107-1, l*ul4:W+, 12 plus 1*3, lS plus 

(A. 

06 20 35 53 CC Next area, 108-U, 17:00:17, 15 plus 33, 20 plus 37. 

Next area, 109-^, lB:35:5^, lh plus 08, 19 plus 19. 
Would you place your Quantity Read Switch to 
FUEL CELL H 2 ? 

06 20 36 1+2 CC Next area, 110-3, 19:53:52, 16 plus h2, 21 plus 52. 

Next area, 111-3, 21:29:^6, 15 plus 13, 20 plus 
19. Weather is good in all areas; bank angles are 
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you copy? 
06 20 37 37 P Roger, we copy. 

06 20 37 h2 CC Okay, we can turn your Quantity Read Switch off. 

I have a Flight Plan update for you when you're 
ready. 

06 20 38 0U P Go ahead. 

06 20 38 05 CC Roger, stand by one. 

06 20 38 15 CC Okay. Our Flight Plan update. First item, Map, 

11:03:51, remarks, longitude 150.6 degrees West, 
Rev 10k. Next item, Star, 11:03:51, remarks, 22 
hours 26 minutes. Do you copy? 

06 20 38 59 P Affirmative. 

06 20 39 01 CC Okay, and one more item. We had a medical data 

pass on the Command Pilot at Guaymas; the AOS time 
is 11:12. 

06 20 39 12 P Say again the AOS time, please. 
06 20 39 Ik CC Roger, 11 hours, 12 minutes. 
06 20 39 20 P Okay. 

06 20 39 36 CC Have you got writer's cramps? 

06 20 39 ^0 P Yes, we're doing an awful lot of writing for not 

much work. 

06 20 39 ^3 CC Roger. 

06 20 39 55 C Can you see us out there today? 

06 20 39 58 CC Negative. We've got overcast, almost complete 

overcast today. 

06 20 hO 03 C Okay. 

06 20 hO 09 CC You can try, it had been clear. 

06 20 hi 28 CC We have about a minute to LOS. Standing by. 



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06 20 U2 07 P Gemini-5, standing by. We'll see you next pass. 
06 20 k2 10 CC Roger. 

GUAYMAS 

06 21 11 56 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ position. 

06 21 12 16 CC Gemini-5, we have a valid oral temp. Stand by for 

Surgeon. 

06 21 12 21 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas Surgeon here. We're standing by 

for your blood pressure. 

06 21 12 37 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

06 21 13 13 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for 

your mark when you begin exercise. 

06 21 13 33 C MARK. 

06 21 Ik 01 C Through exercise. 

06 21 lk Ok CC Roger. 

06 21 Ik 13 CC Your cuff is full-scale. 

06 21 lk h3 CC We have a good blood pressure. We're standing by 

for your food, water and 2U-hour sleep report. 

06 21 lk 53 C Roger. Water, 31 pounds and 7 ounces of water. On 

food, at 07:02:00:00 I had Meal kC, and last 2k 
hours, I've had approximately 3 hours of sleep and 
I'm due for my next sleep period now. 

06 21 15 39 CC Roger. We copied 31 pounds plus 7 ounces water, 

Meal kC at 07:02:00:00, and 3 hours of sleep in 
the last 2k. Could you give us an estimate of the 
quality of sleep? 

06 21 15 58 C Very good. 

06 21 11 01 CC Roger. Thank you very much. Guaymas Surgeon out. 
06 21 16 6k C Roger. 

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06 21 16 05 CC Gemini-5, Guayaas. You're looking good here on the 

ground. Will you turn your T/M Control Switch to 
COMMAND position? 

06 21 16 1^ C Okay. 

06 21 17 09 C ... firing up our MDI, we'll take our rates down 

now. 

06 21 17 lk CC Roger. Understand. 

06 21 17 56 CC Gemini, Houston. We haven't got anything for you. 

You might give us a comment on your rates when you 
get them damped down. 

06 21 18 03 C Roger. They weren't too high. We Just thought we 

would go ahead and damp them out. 

06 21 IB 07 CC Okay. Thank you. Appreciate it. You're looking 

good on the ground. 

06 21 18 11 c Roger. 

06 21 IB 18 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. We're doing some more 

discussion on this hydrogen here, and the latest 
thought is that the venting may not stop until we 
get down to 10% on the gage. But I'd like to 
reiterate that even if it continued without level- 
ing off any more at all, we would he in good shape. 
At the end of the mission we would still have some 
4 or 5% remaining. We're continuing to monitor 
this very closely and we do expect it to level out 
somewhat here as soon as it stops venting. The 
latest estimate is that it may he as low as log. 

Okay. Ignore it. 

Our status, in regard to experiments, is still no 
fuel expenditures. Is that correct? 

That's correct. 

Okay. 

You understand the reason, don't you, Pete? That 
we re trying to make certain that we have fuel 
available to stop these rates as long as we need 

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to do so. Once we get to the point where we don't 
have any rate "buildup due to venting, then we will 
be free to use the rest of the fuel for experiments. 

06 21 19 1*8 P Yes, okay. 

06 21 19 53 CC We'll give you a decision on that Radar Test on the 

next round as you go by, on the fuel usage. 

06 21 20 00 P Okay. 

06 21 20 07 P This system is plenty sluggish now, I think. It 

just doesn't seem like it's putting out what it 
used to. 

06 21 20 13 CC Roger. Understand. 

06 21 20 26 CC Pete, do you feel that there are any other thrusters 

tending to go out at this time, or do you feel that 
it's a general sluggishness of the system? 

06 21 20 35 P Well, they very definitely have degradation of 

several thrusters because we have, I think, more 
cross-coupling than we should have. As a matter 
of fact, roll has started to couple into pitch 
now, which it hadn't done before; and right yaw has 
been coupling into roll, which it's still doing. 
But I just think the general performance is just 
dropping off and dropping off. 

06 21 21 10 CC Roger. 

06 21 21 12 P It could be that when we fired up for good that if 

we make a good shot at Direct all around or some- 
thing, we might liven things up, I don't know. 

06 21 21 21 CC Are you doing all your damping with Pulse? 

06 21 21 2k P That's correct. 

06 21 21 26 CC There may be a lot of that. You're just not clear- 
ing the system up and you haven't been for a long 
time. It may be just needing a good shot of 
cleaning out. But we don't want to do that. 

06 21 21 38 P We're right smack dab overhead Houston, it looks 

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front's coming up. 



00 21 


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k6 


cc 


Very good. Everybody's outside looking for you. 


06 21 


21 


51 


p 


You ought to "be able to see us because the sun's 
shining on us and not on you. 


06 21 


21 


56 


p 


Yes, we see Clear Lake. ... 


06 21 


22 


00 


cc 


We have had some reports of sightings. 


06 21 


22 


11 


p 


Yes. We're powering down all our ACME and so 
forth. 


06 21 


22 


17 


cc 


Roger. 


06 21 


22 


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cc 


Gemini, Houston. 


06 21 


2k 


13 


p 


Go ahead, Houston. 


06 21 


2k 


Ik 


cc 


When you mentioned that the pitch and roll coupled 
and the yaw and roll coupled, which direction of 
roll was that? Can you give us an idea? 


06 21 


2k 


25 


p 


Let's see. Right yaw coupled it to right roll, I 
guess. 


06 21 


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32 


cc 


Okay. 


06 21 


2k 


35 


p 


If I'm correct, I think it says that the No. 3 yaw 
thruster is the weaker of the two. 


06 21 


2k 


ko 


cc 


Roger. How about the pitch? 


06 21 


2k 


k3 


p 


The roll, the right roll, excuse me, the left roll 
coupled it to pitch up. 


06 21 


2k 


57 


cc 


Okay. Understand. Incidentally, as you went by, 
you were extremely easy to see, and I think Just 
about all of Houston saw you. 


06 21 


25 


10 


c 


Very good. 


06 21 


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16 


p 


What's our ... now? Still 107? 


06 21 


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Huh? 


06 21 


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21 


cc 


Stand hy. 


06 21 


25 


29 


cc 


107.4 by 159-0. 


06 21 


25 


33 


p 


Roger. 


06 21 


25 


1*3 


p 


What's the weather outlook for the recovery area 
tomorrow? 


06 21 


25 


hi 


cc 


Oh, I think it all looks pretty good. I'll get a 
detail on it. 


06 21 


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28 


cc 


Gemini-5> Houston. 


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26 


32 


p 


Go ahead. 


06 21 


26 


31+ 


cc 


The way it stands right now, 122-1 is acceptable, 
auoux puu QOw luiiiige is nox. so goou. -lci~x is cici 
all the way. 


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Okay, 


06 21 


26 


54 


CC 


You might notice that one of your experiments is 
passing over Betsy, and you might give us a good 
look on that as you go "by. I think you've got a 
couple of pictures to take. 


06 21 


27 


03 


p 


Yes. Okay. 


06 21 


27 


05 


cc 


Good morning. 


06 21 


27 


06 


p 


Good morning. How are you? 


06 21 


27 


08 


cc 


Great. You're looking pretty good. 


06 21 


27 


13 


p 


You're not up here looking at them. 


06 21 


27 


19 


cc 


Gordo, this is Houston CAP COM. If you want to 
take a nap at this time, don't hesitate. Don't 
worry about these experiments; you really haven't 



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limitations . And the thought Is that you certainly 
should feel free to go ahead and sleep if you want. 



06 21 27 ki 


c 


Okay. We might catch a Uttle sleep today if . . , 


06 21 27 h5 


CC 


Okay. 

BERMUDA 


06 21 29 19 


cc 


Gemini, Houston. 


06 21 29 2k 


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This is Gemini -5, did you call, Houston? 


06 21 29 36 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston. 


06 21 29 39 


C 


Go ahead Houston ... 


06 21 29 Uo 


CC 


Be advised your wife saw you go by then. 


o6 21 29 U6 


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What did you say? 


06 21 29 h& 


CC 


I said Trudy saw you go by. 


06 21 29 50 


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Oh, is that right? Very good. 


06 21 29 02 


CC 


It sure is early in the morning down here. 


06 21 29 06 


c 


Yes, it's early in the morning up here too. 


06 21 29 15 


C 


Early for several mornings. 


06 21 29 19 


CC 


Say again. 


06 21 29 21 


c 


I say it's been pretty early for several mornings. 


06 21 29 23 


cc 


I don't doubt that. 

CANARY ISLANDS 


06 21 35 07 


cc 


Gemini- 5, this is Canary CAP COM. I have nothing 
for you this pass so need not reply. Everything 
looks good from the ground. 


06 21 35 1^ 


c 


Roger, this is Gemini-5. Be advised that we 
started the power-up procedures for the No. 2 
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26 


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Roger, tinders tand. 


06 21 35 




cc 


Gemini -5, would you put your Quantity Read Switch 

to i~.h(* FT. ftti "nosH on' Thanlc vnn 


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your H2? 


06 21 36 


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c 


Roger. Read 15 percent and 700 and about 75 psi. 


06 21 36 


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cc 


Roger, copy. 15 percent, 775 psi. 


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Roger. 

CARNARVON 


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cc 


Gemini-5, this is Carnarvon. Place your Quantity 
ne&u. owiijCri t*q position. 


06 PP TO 

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cell powered up on the line. 


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cc 


Roger. 


06 22 10 


38 


p 


And it went on at about 12:03. 


06 22 10 


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cc 


Roger . 


06 22 10 


59 


cc 


Okay. Would you go to FC Og on Quantity Read? 


06 22 11 


15 


c 


Carnarvon, this is Gemini-5. We noticed a lot of 
v en iixng aga.ui cunn ng moo T>ne aar& Blue oms trip, 
but we presume it's ECS 02 this time. 


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Yes. Couple of times. 


06 22 11 


30 


cc 


Roger. 


06 22 11 




cc 


Okay. Would you place your Quantity Read Switch to 
the Fuel Cell H2? 


06 22 12 


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Did that venting up there give you much rate? 



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06 22 12 11 C 
06 22 12 15 CC 

06 22 12 26 C 

06 22 12 1*3 CC 

06 22 12 50 P 

06 22 12 52 CC 

06 22 12 58 CC 

06 22 13 33 CC 

06 22 13 36 C 

06 22 16 21 CC 

06 22 16 25 C 

06 22 36 Vf CC 

06 22 36 50 P 

06 22 36 52 CC 

06 22 36 55 P 

06 22 kj 01 CC 

06 22 1+7 10 CC 

06 22 47 25 CC 

06 22 1+7 39 CC 



Oh, it's picked it up a little bit but not much. 

Okay. Flight advises that they don't suspect 
ECS 0 2 venting will give you much of a rate; 
there t s not much moment on that. It's in the CG. 

Well, we think that that's probably what it was 
that was venting here. 

Gemini-5, were you estimating that thing on a 
basis of rates or visual? 

Visually, 

Roger. 

Okay. Would you place your Quantity Read Switch 
to the OFF position? 

Everything looks good here on the ground. 
We're GO up here. 

We've got about a minute to LOS. Stand by. 
Gemini-5, Roger. Standing by. 
HAWAII 

Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. 
Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5. Go ahead. 
We have nothing for you. Hawaii standing by. 
Roger, Gemini-5 standing by. 
GUAYMAS 

Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 
Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 
Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 
Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 



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06 22 1+7 52 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. We'd like to have you 

put your C-"band Adapter Switch to CONTINUOUS if 
you read. 

06 22 1+8 03 P Roger. C-"band to CONTINUOUS. I'm reading you loud 

and clear. 

06 22 1*8 08 CC Okay. Very good. I'd like to tell you that if you 

can see Holloman when you go by, they'll have 13 
flashing red lights along the track to help you 
find the track. You'll probably be pointing the 
other way if I know you. They'll have 13 flashing 
red lights and the weather is clear. 

06 22 48 32 C Before ... 

06 22 1+8 35 CC Yes, it's at the no fuel V-k/V-7. 
06 22 1+8 38 C Okay. 

06 22 1+8 1+3 CC It would be nice to know though if you could see 

the lights if you were pointing in that direction 
at all. 

06 22 1+8 1+8 C Roger. 

06 22 1+8 53 C We have purged second fuel cell on the line per 

schedule . 

06 22 1+8 59 CC Roger, very good. Do you have your computer up 

and in Prelaunch? 

06 22 1+9 02 C Computer is up in Prelaunch and platform is up and 

Cage SEF. 

06 22 1+9 09 CC Okay. We'll be sending up some DCS updates for 

area 107-1. 

06 22 1+9 C Okay. 

06 22 1+9 25 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We'd also like to have you 

bring up your HF receiver so we can play some 
music as you leave the States here. 

06 22 1+9 33 C Very good. 

06 22 1+9 1+8 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We'd also like to have you 

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place your Bio-med Recorder Switch to OFF now and 
we'd like to save the rest of the tape until just 
prior to retro fire. 

06 22 ^9 59 C Okay. 

06 22 50 01 P Okay. Blo-med Recorders 1 and 2 are both off. 
06 22 50 0l+ CC Okay. 

06 22 50 21 CC Gemini, Houston. The Big Blue Team gives you a 

GO for 122-1. Press on. 

06 22 50 29 P Roger. We're pressing on. 

06 22 50 33 CC Good show. 

06 22 50 39 C As Pete would say, Over the ocean, over the blue, 

from Geminl-5, we thank you. 

06 22 50 hf CC Okay. Now that we're discussing poems here, I was 

talking to both Jane and Trudy this morning. They 
both went outside and saw you, and Jane sent up a 
little poem here, Pete. It goes: 

Twinkle, twinkle Gemini-5, 
How I want you back alive, 
Up above the world so high, 
I saw you today as you went by. 
Twinkle, twinkle Geminl-5, 
Tomorrow you take a great big dive, 
Leaning toward the ocean blue 
And I send my love to you. 

06 22 51 25 P Tell her I think that's really great. 

06 22 51 28 CC Okay. I'll do it. 

06 22 51 30 CC Okay. We've got about 5 seconds for the Holloman 

test. 

06 22 51 38 CC Light up. 

06 22 51 39 P Okay. I see the track. I do not see the red 

lights, but I do see the track. 

06 22 51 h6 CC Okay. Do you see the rocket? 

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06 22 51 h8 P Not yet. 

06 22 51 51 CC Okay. It should be "burning. 

06 22 51 59 P I don't see the rocket hut I do see the track. 

06 22 52 03 CC Okay. Well, it should 've been burned out by now. 

Let me check with Flight. 

06 22 52 21 CC It should be blinking right now, Gemini-5. 

TEXAS 

06 22 52 57 CC Gemini-5, Houston again. 

06 22 53 16 CC Gemini-5, Houston. You can turn your C-band 

Adapter Switch back to COMMAND. 

06 22 53 2k P Roger, to COMMAUD. 

06 22 53 28 CC Here comes your DCS load now. 

06 22 53 hi P Okay. We got it. 

06 22 53 CC Very good. 

06 22 5k 02 CC Gemini-5, Houston. I'd like to give you a little 

briefing on our Flight Plan for today. Are you 
ready to copy, or ready to listen, I guess. 

06 22 5k 10 P Ready. 

06 22 5U 11 CC Okay. Most of the things that we've got on the 

schedule today are all to be done with no fuel, 
so if you happen to get pointed in that direction, 
fine. If you can't, well that's too bad. We 
would like to have you do your damping, though, 
so that you can take advantage of the fuel that 
you're using for damping, ending up pointing in a 
direction that would be usable to you. And 
especially so on the Laredo S-8/D-13 pass, which is 
supposed to occur at 16:00:1*0. We might even 
expend a little fuel on that to place the space- 
craft in the right direction so that you can see 
the targets. Okay? 

06 22 5k 52 P Fine. We can do it. 

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06 22 5^ 55 CC Okay. We're still conserving the fuel. I just 

got here as Elliott was briefing you on the vent- 
ing and when it may stop, but we would like to get 
that Laredo S-8/D-13. Now for tomorrow we have a 
couple other things that we want to do, one of 
which is to do the D-tyb-7 pointing at the sun. 
And another one is to do an S-8/D-13 at the 
Woodley Eanch if possible. 

06 22 55 22 P Fine. 
06 22 55 23 CC Okay. 

06 22 55 25 P What's the weather outlook tomorrow? We have 

overcast today. 

06 22 55 29 CC Roger. We had them scheduled for today and then 

scrubbed them. We don't really know what it's going 
to be tomorrow yet, Pete. I haven't gotten a fore- 
cast for that. 

06 22 55 39 C What were you saying the day before yesterday? It 

was so clear down there you couldn't believe it. 

06 22 55 kk CC Roger. 

06 22 55 53 CC Gordo, Houston. As I mentioned on your last pass, 

Trudy saw you up there without too much trouble at 
all. She sends you her best wishes and she says 
that she got the girls up quite early this morning. 
They all went out and saw it and they certainly 
enjoyed it. 

06 22 56 131 C Very good, thank you. 

06 22 56 16 CC She says you put on a good show. 

06 22 56 23 P Nobody can know that any better than we can. 

06 22 56 26 CC Roger. Oh, also, Pete, Jane said that Gemini 

horoscope for today in the paper said that you 
should get your house in order and the evening 
was good for dining out. In case you're interested. 

06 22 56 kO P Okay. 

06 22 56 h3 CC Gemini-5, this is Houston Flight. 

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06 22 56 k7 C Go ahead, Flight. 

06 22 56 1+9 CC With regard to these recovery areas, we're going 
? to take a look at the weather for the rest of the 

day as you come up on this thing. Our feeling at 
the moment is that we will go to 122, hut we will 
also be prepared in 121. 

06 22 57 C4 C Okay. Very good. 

06 22 57 17 CC The other thing is that it looks from here to the 

end of the mission that we've got no problems with 
water or with the hydrogen we have left, and that 
you can average quite a bit higher amps than we 
would expect you would so that's no problem. 

06 22 57 33 C Okay, fine. 

BERMUDA 

06 22 58 18 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Have you got the HF up? 

06 22 58 23 P Roger. 

06 22 59 2k CC Okay, stand by. 

06 22 58 32 CC MUSIC. 

CARNARVON 

06 23 kk 06 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. 

06 23 kk 09 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5 here. 

06 23 kk U CC Okay. We're GO on the ground for 122-1. Are you 

GO? 

06 23 kk 16 P GO up here. 

06 23 kk 17 CC Roger. I'll be updating your Tr shortly. 

06 23 kk 20 P Roger. 

06 23 kk 39 CC Transmitting Ty.. There's your T^. 

06 23 kk k6 CC Roger. 

06 23 k$ 09 CC Transmitting Tr. 

06 23 U5 15 P Roger. We got it. 

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06 23 k5 17 CC Roger and you're in sync. 

06 23 k5 28 CC Okay. Flight advises that before States to remind 

you to power-down your platform. Computer on 
Radar on. Damp out your rates so that you're' 
pointing down and that if you want to pulse a 
couple of times to get pointed at the Cape to go 
ahead. 

Okay. 

Flight advises they do not want to track. 



That's the last Tr except for correction perhaps 
over Houston later. 

Okay. Thank you very much, Carnarvon. 
Roger . 

We've been waiting for it for 7 days. 
Ha, ha. So have we. 
Our congratulations. 

Thank you. Same to you. Good show down there. 
Thank you. 

Are your suit temps confortable? 

Yes. Why? What are you reading on the ground? 
52. 

Yes. We read about the same; as a matter of fact, 
we read 50 up here. * 

Roger. 

I'll bring you a can of Swan Lager back to Houston. 
Very good. That's the spirit. 

Be sure and give our best to all of those fine 
people over there. 

Will do, Gordo. 

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Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 


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11 


13 


P 


Hello, Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini-5 here. Go ahead. 


07 


00 


11 


21 


CC 


All your systems are looking good. We're standing 
by. 


07 


00 


11 


2h 


p 


Computer platform's down and we're going to warm 
up the radar at this time. 


07 


00 


11 


27 


CC 


Roger. 


07 


00 


12 


U5 


CC 


It looks like your hydrogen is not venting. 


07 


00 


12 


50 


p 


We concur. The pressure has dropped to about 7**0 
tne last time I looked. 


07 


00 


12 


55 


CC 


Roger. 


07 


00 


12 


57 


CC 


By the way, you've passed through 2k hours. You're 
now at 23 hours and 50. 


07 


00 


13 


01 


p 


Oh boy. . . . count down tomorrow. 


07 


00 


13 


11 


CC 


I'm practicing. 


07 


00 


13 


lk 


p 


So are we. 


07 


00 


Ik 


31 


CC 


Which direction are you pointing in at the moment? 


07 


00 


Ik 


35 


p 


We're sort of pointed about 30 degrees nose-up, 
about 30 degrees yaw right. 


07 


00 


15 


01 


CC 


Do you have any rates? 


07 


00 


15 


ok 


p 


Relatively low right now. We just flipped it a time 
or two to just gently start her back down so that 
we're already pitched down by the time we hit Florida. 


07 


00 


15 


13 


CC 


Roger. 


07 


00 


16 


16 


CC 


We're coming up on LOS minus 1 minute. 


07 


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20 


p 


Roger. Five standing by. 



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GUAYMAS 

07 00 21 22 CC Gemini -5, Guaymas CAP COM. Show you Green on the 

ground. We're standing by. 

07 00 21 2? P Guaymas, Gemini-5. Green here. Standing by. 

07 00 26 39 C Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. 

07 00 26 45 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas. 

07 00 26 46 C Oh, Roger. We're still with you, huh? 

07 00 26 48 CC Yes. Looks like they let me talk to you for a bit. 

07 00 26 51 C Okay. 

07 00 26 54 CC Do you need something? 

07 00 26 56 P No. 

TEXAS 



07 00 27 52 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston here. Over. 


07 00 28 02 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston standing by. 


07 00 28 20 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston. 


07 00 28 24 


P 


Hello, Houston, Gemini-5. 


07 00 28 26 


CC 


Roger. We're standing by. How's your drifting? 
Are you drifting in the right direction? 



07 00 28 30 P ... we're pitched down in very good shape. We're 

yawed just slightly off to the left. Seem to be in 
pretty fair shape, I believe. 

07 00 28 39 CC Very good. Very good. 

07 00 30 to P We have a lock-on but the rates are not reading 

right at 69 yet. 

07 00 30 44 CC Okay. Keep us appraised at what happens. 

07 00 30 49 P Okay. I'm going to go to CATCH-UP once, quickly. 

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07 00 30 52 CC Roger. 

07 00 30 59 P Still not reading right. Going to STANDBY. 

07 00 31 01 CC Okay. 

07 00 31 10 P Still not reading right. 

07 00 31 12 CC Okay. 

07 00 32 08 P Okay. We're well past the Cape and we're well past 

the Cape on look angle, and we just broke lock. 

07 00 32 Ik CC Roger. Just broke lock. 

07 00 32 17 P Yes. And we never did get the proper range indica- 

tions. 

07 00 32 19 CC Roger. 

07 00 32 23 P So we'll go ahead and bring the radar off at this 

time. 

07 00 32 26 CC Roger. 

07 00 32 30 CC We'd also like to have you bring the platform back 

up now, Gemini -5. 

07 00 32 35 P Okay, platform's gone to CAGE. 

07 00 32 k2 CC Gemini-5, it looks right now that we're never going 

to be able to spare the fuel to aline the platform 
while we're doing this, so if you ever pass through 
000 and you'd like to go ahead and uncage it, go 
ahead. 

07 00 33 58 P Okay, we'll try to get some semblance of that. 

07 00 33 01 CC I sort of figured you were. 

07 00 33 Ik CC Gemini-5, do you think you'll be able to do this 

selected drifting and do any good over Laredo? 

07 00 33 20 P Yes. The cost of a couple of blips of fuel, why it 

didn't cost us too much. We came pretty well across 
the country with the nose down that time. 



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07 00 33 29 CC Okay. Very good. So the next pass will be over 

Laredo , and we'd like to have you use this sort 
of technique to see what you can do with the Visual 
Acuity target. 

07 00 33 38 P It's okay for that ... it's impossible for D-6. 

They've been asking for this Questar Mode and you 
absolutely have to track. 

07 00 33 ^ CC I know that, Pete, and I've already talked to them 

about that. It's not ... I think there's probably 
one chance in a million you might get a picture. 

07 00 33 55 P That's just my feeling. 

07 00 33 59 CC We'd be more than happy if you just see the targets 

at Laredo, and I think that would be a pretty suc- 
cessful day. 

07 00 3^ 07 P Okay. 

07 00 35 30 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We have a couple more minutes 

here before we lose you. We don't have any more 
information. We'll just stand by. 

07 00 35 39 P Okay, .We'll try and get a look at Betsy, and get 

the S-7 photographs. We got six ... S-5 photographs 
across East Africa and the time they gave us for 
the S-5 was for East Africa, and the mode was for 
Mexico, and I presume that it was East Africa that 
he wanted. 

07 00 35 59 CC Roger. 

07 00 36 0*4- CC Is there any information that we could furnish you 

that you think would be of use to you? 

07 00 36 12 P No. We had a couple ideas about alining the plat- 

form tomorrow - namely, we didn't know whether to 
try her off the RCS and put one ring on the line and 
close off all the circuit breakers but the Yaw Left 
and use it Direct, or expend fuel out of 7 and 8, 
which are not burning but are giving some thrust, 
and use it to aline. 

07 00 36 kl CC Roger. We're working on that right now. Can you 

see the weather right below you right at this time? 

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07 00 36 k6 P Yes sir. It's a nice round circular storm with a 

bunch of key clouds in it. 

07 00 36 51 CC Okay. 

07 00 36 5 h P It's circular. It doesn't really have a defined 

center as such but it's open in the center with a 
couple of very large thunderstorms. 

07 00 37 06 CC Okay. 

07 00 37 08 P And it's three or four hundred miles across. 

07 00 37 11 CC Okay. We know which storm that is. 
07 00 37 15 P Say again. 

07 00 37 17 CC I say, we know which storm that is. We were a 

little more interested, Pete, in the weather that 
was behind you there over 122-1. 

07 00 37 29 P Loud and clear. 

07 00 37 32 CC Roger. 

07 00 37 3k P It looked like it was all scattered all the way. 

07 00 37 38 CC Okay. The thinking right now is that we'll arm 

both the RCS rings and then use one of the rings 
to do the platform alinement. You might think 
about that for awhile. 

07 00 37 51 P Well, why not start out with them. We'll try the 

OAMS. If we can get it in aline with that, we're 
just that much fatter; if not, we use the RCS. 

07 00 38 00 CC Okay. 

07 00 38 06 CC We're working up a good sound set of procedures 

right now for all the contingencies that we might 
have, and we'll relay them to you later on in the 
day and have you take a look at them and see what 
you think. 

07 00 38 18 P Okay. 

07 00 38 33 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

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Go ahead, Houston. 

We have a medical data pass on the Pilot at Carnarvon 
next time, and the AOS is 15:17:50. 

Okay. 

Gemini -5, Houston. Do you still read? 
Just barely. 

Roger. Can you give us an idea what the drift rates 
are without the hydrogen venting. 

Less than a degree per second. 

Okay. We'd like to see if they build up at all 
without the hydrogen venting. 

ASCENSION 

Gemini -5, Gemini -5 > Houston. Over. 

Hello, Houston, Gemini -5 here. 

Gemini -5, Houston. We're interested in what kind 
of accelerations you're getting out of your space- 
craft now that the hydrogen isn't venting. So we'd 
like to see if the rate has built up at all without 
any thruster activity. We'd like to have you do 
this for us long enough so that you can see if there 
is any significant increase. Would you sort of 
keep this in mind so you can inform us the next time 
you talk to us, 

07 00 k3 21 P Okay. Got questions for you. 

07 00 kQ 25 CC Shoot. 

07 00 U8 28 P Any reason why we're using a secondary coolant pump 

B rather than A? 

07 00 kQ 3k CC It's about 0.6 amp more efficient than the other 

pump. 

07 00 k3 38 P Ah so dess-ka. 

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07 00 48 1+2 CC We've got about 3 or k more minutes here. But we 

don't have any other information. We'll just stand 



07 


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*9 


01 


P 


Okay. 

CARNARVON 


07 


01 






CC 


Gemini -5 j Carnarvon. We have a valid oral temp. 
Stand by for Surgeon. 


07 


01 


18 


36 


CC 


Gemini -5, Carnarvon Surgeon. We observe your cuf1 
is inflating. 


07 


01 


18 


h3 


CC 


Cuff is full-scale. 


07 


01 


19 


10 


CC 


* ♦ * 


07 01 


19 


19 


CC 


We have a valid blood pressure. Will you give us 
a mark when you begin your exercise. 


07 


01 




2k 


p 


Roeer. MARK. 


07 


01 


20 


07 


CC 


Cuff is full-scale. 


07 


01 


20 




CC 


Roger, Gemini, we have a valid blood pressure. 
Would you update us on your water status, please. 


07 


01 


20 


51 


p 


. . . and 10 ounces. 


07 


01 


20 


58 


CC 


Say again, Gemini, on the water. 


07 


01 


21 


01 


p 


Roger. ... and 10 ounces. 


07 


01 


21 


07 


CC 


Say again pounds. 


07 


01 


21 


09 


p 


32. 


07 


01 


21 


n 


CC 


Roger. We got it. 


07 


01 


21 


13 


CC 


Thank you, Gemini. Surgeon out. 


07 


01 


21 


17 


p 


Eating Meal 5A. 


07 


01 


21 


20 


CC 


Okay, 5A. 


07 


01 


21 


25 


p 


That's affirmative. 



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07 01 21 27 CC 
07 01 21 3k CC 

07 01 21 kk P 
07 01 21 5U CC 

07 01 22 09 P 

07 01 22 2k CC 
07 01 22 37 CC 

07 01 22 1*5 P 
07 01 22 49 CC 

07 01 22 51 P 

07 01 23 12 P 

07 01 23 18 CC 

07 01 23 31 p 

07 01 23 k& CC 

07 01 23 56 P 

07 01 25 11 CC 

07 01 25 15 P 

07 01 25 18 CC 

07 01 25 2k CC 



Thank you. Surgeon out. 

Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you turn your 
Bio-med Recorder No. 2 on and leave it on for dura- 
tion of mission. 

Roger. Bio-med Becorder No. 2 is back on. 

Flight would like to know if you have any rates you 
can give us since the H2 stopped venting. 

They're very, very, very, low. It looks like don't 
have anything in roll and maybe a quarter degree or 
less in yaw and about the same in pitch. Very slow 
drift rate. 

Roger. 

Flight wants you to be advised they're standing by 
for Laredo Test on this pass. 

Roger, Radio Test. 

Laredo Test. 

Oh, Laredo. Roger. 

What's the weather ... give down there for tomorrow 
at the Carnarvon site? 

We don't know the weather as yet for the Woodley . 
S-8/D-13. Is that what you're referring to? 

That's affirm. 

It's still overcast down here at this time. They 
think it might clear. 

Roger. 

. . . LOS standing by. 

Gemini-5, Roger. Standing by and see you tomorrow. 
Roger. 

Must be a pretty good map you got. 



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07 


01 


25 


1+7 


P 


Did you say nap. 


07 


01 


25 


i+9 


CC 


X say map 3 your oroix.ax map* 


07 


01 


25 


53 


P 


Why is that; 


07 


01 


25 


5U 


CC 


How'd you know this is our last pass? 


07 


01 


25 


56 


p 


Oh, well, yes, we keep the map up to date. 


07 01 


25 


58 


CC 


Right. 


07 


01 


26 


01 


p 


Actually, we've been so nominal on the orbit that 
we've been on the original i light rian from litx- 
off , as far as stations go. And we slipped 21+ min- 
utes is all on the station passing . . . 


07 


01 


26 


15 


CC 


Roger. 


07 


01 


26 


18 


p 


That's not bad for 7 days. 


(77 


m 


26 


19 


CC 


No, it isn't. 




m 
Ul 


26 


22 


CC 


Flight says that all that was due to maneuvers 
we did. 


07 


01 


26 


29 


p 


That's affirmative. 

TT AT T A f T~ 

HAWAII 


07 


01 


1*6 


19 


CC 


r% _f • r- i • ♦ TT m m 4 4 PAP POM 

Gemini -5 , this is Hawaii lat ulm. 


07 


01 


1+6 


25 


p 


Hello, Hawaii CAP COM, Gemini -5 here. Go ahead. 


07 


01 


1+6 


28 


CC 


Roger. We hold you Green on the ground. 


07 


01 


1+6 


31 


p 


Out status is Green here. 


07 


01 


1+6 


33 


CC 


Roger. I have a Flight Plan update when you're 
ready to copy. 


07 


01 


1+6 


1+2 


p 


Ready to copy. 


07 01 


1+6 


1+1+ 


CC 


Roger. Map 15:31:21+, longitude 11+0.7 east, Rev 107 


07 


01 


hi 


01+ 


p 


Roger on the map. 



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07 01 1+7 06 CC Star 15:31:24, 23 hours 20 minutes. 
07 01 kl 15 P Roger on the star. 

07 01 1+7 18 CC Okay, and Gemini -5, we have a little information 

for you here. The laser is going to be up in 
White Sands, then they'll be ready for that. And 
they're set up for Laredo, and Flight would like to 
have a UHF fix during the flight over the States. 

07 01 1*7 3k P Okay. Very good. 

07 01 1+7 k6 CC Gemini -5, we have nothing further. We're standing 

by. 

07 01 1+7 kS P Roger, Gemini -5. Standing by. 

CALIFORNIA 

07 01 53 37 CC Gemini-5, Gemini -5, Houston. 
07 01 53 50 C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

07 01 53 52 CC Roger, Gemini-5. The weather in Laredo is very 

good. Be advised that they will have four smoke 
pots there today. There will be one on the north- 
west corner and two on the northeast corner and 
another one about three -fourths of the way between 
the northwest and the northeast corner so that you 
should have a nice line across the northern border 
of the acquisition targets. Be advised that the ■ 
wind is blowing from the south-southeast, so that 
the smoke should be blowing away from the target. 
We hope they should provide adequate visibility 
for early acquisition. 

07 01 54 36 C Okay. 

07 01 5 1+ 38 CC We also would like to inform you that the laser 

will be on at White Sands, But it has no priority 
compared to the Laredo pass. We're mostly inter- 
ested in the Laredo pass. 

07 01 5!+ 50 C All right. 

07 01 5^ 52 CC We'd also like to have you bring your C-band Adapter 

Beacon up now and we would like to have you place 

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the switch to CONTINUOUS. 

07 01 55 33 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We would also like to advise 

you that we will be updating and loading your Tr 
over Texas. We'd like to get a bias check on your 
Tr so you'll get some DCS lights. 

07 01 55 kk C Okay, fine. 

07 01 57 kO CC Gemini-5, are you drifting around in the proper 

direction here? 

07 01 57 U-5 C Gemini-5, affirmative. 

07 01 57 H7 CC Very good. 

07 01 57 53 CC When you've completed the S-8/D-13 pass, give us 

a call. We have some other information for you. 

07 01 57 59 C Okay. 

07 01 58 k2 CC Gemini-5. We would like you to place your C-band 

Adapter Switch to COMMAND at this time. 

07 01 58 50 C ... Gemini-5. Go ahead. 

07 01 58 55 CC Roger. This is Houston. We would like you to 

place your C-band Adapter Switch to COMMAND. 

07 01 58 59 P Yes. We did that. Somebody else was calling us. 

07 01 59 01 CC Roger. 

07 01 59 07 C Texas and White Sands in sight as we go by. 

07 01 59 1^ CC Roger. You see White Sands. Do you see the laser 

07 01 59 17 C I see the sled track. I guess that's still at 

White Sands. 

07 01 59 20 CC Roger. 

07 01 59 28 C Negative. I don't see any light at all there. 

07 01 59 33 CC Okay. 

07 01 59 3k CC Gemini-5, NASA 902. Read me? 

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07 01 59 38 P Hello, NASA 902. Gemini -5 reads you weak but clear. 

07 02 00 05 P We have Laredo In sight ... the smoke . . . very 

clearly. 

07 02 00 11 CC Okay. Does the smoke outline the northern boundary 

for you? Does it help with your orientation in 
which direction the targets run? 

07 02 00 20 P Yes. I can't see the targets yet because of the 

sun angle. 

07 02 00 23 CC Okay. 

07 02 00 2k P I don't think I'll be able to see them at all. Gordo 

will probably be able to see them because we're not 
over the left yaw. 

07 02 00 29 CC Okay. 

07 02 00 35 CC Gemini -5, do you read NASA Jet 902? 

07 02 00 38 P Jet 902, Gemini -5 reads you. 

07 02 00 50 C I have the targets in sight. 

07 02 00 52 CC Roger. 

07 02 01 08 CC Hello, Gemini-5, Do you read NASA Jet 902? 

07 02 01 51 P Okay Houston, Gemini-5. We got a k and a 1 on the- 

first row. And then we lost track because of our 
yaw. 

07 02 02 01 CC Okay. You got a k and a 1. Were those the first 

one or the second one, or were there some other 
ones in that first row? 

07 02 02 09 P First and the second. 

07 02 02 10 CC Okay. Very good. 

07 02 02 17 P NASA 902, Gemini-5. Do you read? 

07 02 02 28 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We're all set to send up the 

T R time. 



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07 02 02 3^ P Roger. 

07 02 02 36 CC Could you look at your stowage for reentry and sort 

of give us a quick appraisal of what you plan on 
doing if you plan on doing something different than 
your Preflight Plan stowage. 

07 02 02 50 P The only thing different that we may do is we may 

have to have one or two food hags in the foot well. 
We'll have the two helmet hags with a food package... 
in the right foot well. And I believe that we will 
make it into the proper place with just about every- 
thing else. 

07 02 03 16 CC Okay, fine. If you have any real drastic changes, 

let us know as soon as you can so we can figure it 
into the CG. 

07 02 03 23 P Okay. I don't really think so, Jim. We're in pretty 

good shape, and we're going to work on that this 
afternoon. 

07 02 03 28 CC Okay. Very good. 

07 02 03 30 P There is one thing we will take out - the little 

bit of gear in the wing boxes - and carry it on 
our person and use that as extra stowage area for 
food bags. 

07 02 03 kk CC Okay. Very good. 

07 02 0l* 06 CC Gemini-5, Houston again. We'd like to remind you 

to purge the fuel cells before you power down. 

07 02 0k 11 P Roger. We're still planning on powering down at 

16:20:00. 

07 02 Ok 16 CC Roger. We'd also like to have you read out your 

Propellant Quantity Gage to us at this time. 

07 02 Ok 23 P Okay. Stand by. 

07 02 Ok 26 C Roger. The Propellant Quantity reads about 7$>- 

07 02 0l+ 30 CC Roger, 7#. We want to do seme radar tracking with 

Pretoria on this pass, and we'd like to have you 
turn your C-band Adapter Beacon on and off at these 
times. Are you ready to copy? 

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07 02 Ok 44 P Roger. 

07 02 04 47 CC Okay. We want you to go to COBTIHUOUS at 

07:16:31:00. We want you to go back to COMMAND 
at 07:16:1*2:00. 

07 02 05 04 P Roger. I copy 07:16:31:00 CONTIMUOUS, 07:16:42:00 

back to COMMAND. 

07 02 05 13 CC Roger. 

07 02 05 17 CC Be advised also that we would like to run another 

HF Test out of Huuston test range antenna; so after 
we've completed the Stateside pass here, we'd like 
to have you go to HF; and we'll start the music up 
again, and we'd like to see if we can compare to- 
day's result with yesterday's. We found that it's 
probably the best HF Test we have done so far. 

07 02 05 40 P I think you're right. And we'll mark the time 

down that we lose the signal. 

07 02 05 45 CC Okay. We're going to be going out of the Canaveral 

antenna, and then we're going to shift down to 
Antigua antenna, and then we're going to leave it 
at Antigua until you lose it. 

07 02 05 54 P Okay. 

07 02 05 57 P We'll give you a call on either RKV or CSQ tonight 

after we get this stowage all done. 

07 02 06 04 CC Okay. Very good. 

07 02 06 07 P And we're going to take a little nap and then go 

to work on it. 

07 02 06 10 CC Okay. Very good, and we're allowing you between 

3-1/2 and 4 hours for your stowage tomorrow prior 
to retrofire. 

07 02 06 17 P Well, we're going to have all the hard articles 

stowed, the only — 

07 02 06 40 CC Gemini -5, Houston. 

07 02 06 42 P Go ahead. 



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06 


44 


CC 


Okay. You cut out. You say you're going to have 
all the hard articles stowed before then. Is that 
right : 


07 02 


OO 


47 


r 


We ' re going to give it a try. 


07 02 


06 




CC 


Okay. Very good. Will you put your Cryogenic 
Gaging Switch to OFF, please. 


07 02 


07 


10 


CC 


Gemini -5, Houston again. 


07 02 


07 


12 


p 


Go ahead. 


07 02 


07 


13 


CC 


We definitely want you to be UHF over the CSQ. 
You have the acquisition time there? 


07 02 


07 


18 


p 


Were you supposed to give it to us? 


07 02 


07 


20 


CC 


Right. 


07 02 


07 


31 


CC 


The acquisition time there will be 07:17:02:42. 


07 02 


07 


1*0 


p 


Okay. 


07 02 


09 


07 


CC 


Gemini -5, Houston. We have about another 4 minutes 
here. We'll just stand by in case you have anything, 


07 02 


09 


26 


c 


Okay. It sure is a pretty day down over the Carib- 
bean here. 


07 02 


09 


31 


CC 


Say, would you like to describe some of the color - 
of the waters down there? Do you see any shelves 
that go from green to blue or anything? 


07 02 


09 


38 


c 


Yes, I'll say.' Some real brilliant greens, and a 
bright, bright blue as we came over Cuba, South 
America . . . very clearly. 


07 02 


09 


51 


CC 


Roger. Can you see any real sharp breaks in the 
colors down below the water? 


07 02 


09 


55 


C 


Yes, very clearly. 


07 02 


10 


13 


c 


We're coming in over South America now. 


07 02 


10 


16 


CC 


Roger. Can you see the storm out there at all? 



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07 02 12 23 CC 

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07 03 03 23 CC 

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07 03 03 51 CC 

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07 03 Ok 33 CC 

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Yes. Just down to our left. 

That's Betsy in case you haven't been told about 
it. 

Gemini -5, Houston here. We're just getting LOS 
and Antigua will come on with the HF Test at this 
time. 

MUSIC 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 

Come in, CSQ, CAP COM, Gemini -5 here. And good 
morning to you. 

Roger. We have you GO on the ground, and Houston 
would like for you to remain on UHF. 

Soger. We're on UHF, and could you ask them what 
do they want to do. Look at our fuel cell over 
Hawaii and then shut it down. 

Say again concerning fuel cell. 

Ask them what they want to do about shutting No. 
2 fuel cell down. 

Roger. 

Gemini -5, CSQ. 
Go ahead. 

Roger. Houston adivses to shut Section 2 down at 
this time. 

Okay. 

And CSQ has nothing further; we're standing by. 

All right, Gemini -5 , standing by. 

Gemini -5, Houston now advises leave Section 2 on. 



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609 



07 03 05 19 C Roger. We have it back on. 

07 03 05 29 C Okay. We got our transmitter "back up now. 

07 03 05 33 CC Roger. Copy. 

07 03 06 UO CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 

07 03 06 Iff C Go ahead. 

07 03 06 CC Okay. Houston now advises to leave the Section 2 

fuel cell on and they'll advise you further at 
Hawaii. Over. 

07 03 06 55 C Okay. Thank you. 

HAWAII 

07 03 20 37 CC Gemini -5, Hawaii CAP COM. 

07 03 20 39 P Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini -5 here. 

07 03 20 kl CC Roger. You're looking good. We'd like you to 

place your Quantity Read Switch to Fuel Cell H 2 . 

07 03 20 1*9 P Roger. 

07 03 20 50 CC And leave it there for Guaymas. 
07 03 20 52 P Okay. 

07 03 20 5^ CC Now we've got a medical data pass scheduled on the 

Command Pilot. Is he asleep or is he just about to 
go to sleep? 

07 03 21 00 P He's asleep. Do you want it? 

07 03 21 03 CC No, we don't want you to wake him up. We'll scrub 

that data pass if he's sleeping. 

07 03 21 07 P Yes, he's asleep. 

07 03 21 28 CC I've got an update for you if you're ready to copy. 

07 03 21 3U P Ready to copy. 

07 03 21 37 CC MSC-1, 17:20:00. I've already passed it by, Pete. 

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Place your E-S Sensor circuit breaker to OPEN and 
hold it momentarily. 



07 03 


21 


54 


p 


Do what? 


07 03 


21 


56 


cc 


Turn the E-S Sensor circuit breaker to OPEN and 
hold it momentarily. 


07 03 


22 


02 


p 


Okay. 


07 03 


22 


10 


p 


Okay. It 1 s open. Do you want it closed? 


07 03 


22 


13 


CC 


Roger. Close it. 


07 03 


22 


Ik 


P 


Okay. Have it closed. How's that? 


07 03 


22 


20 


CC 


That's okay. 


07 03 


22 


2k 


P 


You just wanted one orbit on that, don't you? 


07 03 


22 


28 


CC 


Roger. That was on this revolution. 


07 03 


22 


38 


CC 


It was on this revolution, Pete. 


07 03 


22 


kk 


P 


Okay, I got something for you to copy. 


07 03 


22 


k7 


CC 


Go ahead. 


07 03 


22 


49 


P 


Okay. We lost HF at 07:16:27:00. 


07 03 


22 


57 


CC 


Roger. 


07 03 


22 


59 


p 


And I'll give you Gordo's. He ate a Meal 5A at 
07:15:00. 


07 03 


23 


09 


CC 


Roger. 


07 03 


23 


13 


p 


And his total water is 32 pounds 8 ounces. 


07 03 


23 


20 


CC 


Roger. 

CALIFORNIA 


07 03 


28 


02 


CC 


Gemini -5, Houston. 


07 03 


28 


05 


p 


Go ahead, Houston. 



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CONFIDENTIAL 611 

07 03 28 07 CC On that last pass over the States it looks like 

you might have tried to start up your Thrusters 
No. 7 and 8, from the T/M data. If you did, we'd 
like to know how they worked. 

07 03 28 20 P Samo, Samo. 

07 03 38 22 CC Okay. Got you. The Flight Surgeon would like to 

talk to you for a minute here. Then we'll release 
you to Guaymas, and they'll finish up the pass. 

07 03 28 32 CC Hello, Pete. I'd like to check with you a minute 

about this stowage that you're going to do this after- 
noon. Would you be sure and check on that repro- 
grammer and make sure you have that out someplace 
where you can get a hold of it rapidly on the water 
when you're planning your stowage. Secondly, I'll 
talk with you tomorrow morning and give you a brief- 
ing again on how we're going to get the DP's, and 
we're checking that out down here now, how we'll 
do them during the retrofire and landing sequence. 
I'd like for you and Gordo to both be thinking 
about whether you feel there's any need to use any 
of the Item B. So you might consider that between 
now and tomorrow. Depending on how things go we'll 
sleep the rest of the time. Do you know of anything 
that 1 s really been bothering Gordo with trying to 
get to sleep like last night? 

07 03 29 38 P No. We're just busy, that's all. 

07 03 29 43 CC Okay. Pete, your water intake has been down some 

too, both of you. We're not concerned about it or 
anything, but it has gone down some from what you've 
been doing the rest of the flight. It's gone down 
some in the last 2k hours. Tou both might watch 
that some too. 

07 03 30 Ok P Okay. Things have been running fairly cool in here, 

and as you noticed, we've actually heated the suit 
loop up. We discussed that also, and I think that's 
the reason. 

07 03 30 Ik CC Roger. I think so. Another thing, you still sound 

like you're pretty well plugged up. Do you feel 
that you are up there? 



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612 



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07 03 30 23 P Oh no. It's just 100 percent oxygen, that's all. 

07 03 30 29 CC Okay. Listen, here's another one you could con- 
sider. You consider this, and you and Gordo both, 
that between now and entry if you both feel that you 
are pretty plugged up, you ought to consider this 
business about Item £ for this stuffiness, and we 
can look at it later this afternoon or this evening 
and check again. 

07 03 30 53 P Okay. 

07 03 30 55 CC Very good. Everything looks good down here, Pete, 

as far as your data. All of the sensors are still 
working very well. The data is as clean as it was 
prelaunch. It looks real beautiful. Your rates 
and things are leveling out pretty well, and we 
have no concern from a medical point of view down 
here. 

07 03 31 17 P Okay. We feel real fine. 

GUAYMAS 

07 03 31 h3 CC Gemini -5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

07 03 31 ^ P Hello there, Guaymas, Gemini -5. 

07 03 31 ^ CC You're looking pretty good down here. How you 

going? 

07 03 31 50 P Oh, we're GO here. 

07 03 31 51 CC Okay. Very good. 
07 03 32 00 CC Roger. 

07 03 32 52 P Guaymas, would you tell Houston that we didn't 

come close enough to . . . to get an S-7 run. It 
had moved quite a bit east of our track. 

07 03 33 03 CC Come close enough to where? 

07 03 33 05 P It had moved east of our track. 

07 03 33 09 CC Okay. Understand. 



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07 03 3U 27 CC Okay. Turn your Quantity Read Switch OFF at this 

time. 



07 03 


3h 


32 


p 


Roger. 


07 03 


3h 


33 


CC 


Okay. We've done it. 


07 03 


36 


13 


CC 


What kind of rates are you having now? 








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07 03 


3d 


lo 




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07 03 


3d 




P 

Jr 


jLney say wnaof 


07 03 


36 


22 


CC 


Really are giving us much better telemetry. 


07 03 


36 


25 


p 


Oh yes, we're hardly moving at all, now that 










hydrogen has stopped venting. 










TEXAS 


07 03 


36 


56 


CC 


Gemini -5, Houston. 


07 03 


36 


59 


p 


Go ahead, Houston. 



07 03 37 01 CC Pete, we're sort of looking at the preparation for 

retrofire for tomorrow, and it looks like the most 
straight forward way is to arm the RCS and have you 
do the platform alinement in RCS. And unless you 
have some objection to that, we'll go ahead and sort 
of plan on that as far as the procedure down here. 

07 03 37 21 P No, we concur with that. 

07 03 37 22 CC Okay. Very good. We'll look into it and try to get 

a time on it. Looks like it really won't make much 
difference from Tr minus 30 on down, and we'll just 
do a few things from about Tr minus 2 hours down to 
Tr minus 30. 

07 03 37 38 P Okay. Tr minus 30 is over Carnarvon, or past Car- 

narvon, that's right. 

07 03 37 kk CC Just a second. It's over Carnarvon. 

07 03 37 51 CC Did you get that? It is over Carnarvon at Tr minus 

30. 



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61 * CONFIDENTIAL 

07 03 37 55 P Yes, I got that. 
07 03 37 57 GC Okay. 

07 03 38 Ok P About the only thing I can see is when we go through 

the power up checkoff list after the platform warms 
up, we go ahead and arm the RCS early, that's all. 

07 03 38 12 CC That's right. 

07 03 38 1*4- P And otherwise, it ought to he about the same. 

07 03 38 16 CC That's right. That's what I say, there are very 

few things that are different. We're just trying 
to line it all up here to make sure; if there are 
any differences, we'll let you know about them. 

07 03 38 23 P Okay. 

07 03 38 27 CC We were planning on just telling you a little sum- 
mary of what we have here and we're going to figure 
it all out. We shouldn't have any changes at all 
except for that one little thing we've already 
mentioned. 

07 03 38 36 P Okay. 

07 03 38 1+1 P That, by my calculations, ought to be somewhere 

around 08:11:25 or so. 

07 03 38 1+8 CC Roger. I think we've got you over Carnarvon at 

08:13:33:00. Is that what you're talking about? 

07 03 38 50 CC Are we still talking to you? 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

07 Ok 35 k2 CC Gemini -5, CSQ CAP COM. 

07 Ok 35 k5 C Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini-5 here. 

07 Ok 35 1+8 CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground and be advised 

Command Pilot has medical data pass at Hawaii. Ac- 
quisition time 18:5^:11. Do you copy? 

07 01+ 36 06 C Roger, 18:5^:11, medical pass. And who's that for? 



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CONFIDENTIAL 



615 



07 o4 


36 


10 


CC 


That's for the Command Pilot. 


07 Ok 


36 


22 


CC 


I also have a Flight Plan update when you're ready- 
to copy. 


07 ok 


36 


32 


c 


Wait one. 


07 o4 


36 


46 


c 


Go ahead. 


07 ok 


36 


48 


c 


Roger. D-4/D-7, Sequence 426. It's to be done 
when both crew members are awake. Do it in drift- 
ing flight and use the recorder. 


07 ok 


37 


12 


CC 


D-6 Experiment. Expend remaining film on features 
of opportunity. Do you copy? 


07 04 


37 


20 


c 


Roger. 


07 ok 


37 


28 


CC 


CSQ has nothing further this pass. We're standing 
by. 


07 ok 


37 


32 


C 


Okay, standing by, here. 


07 04 


38 


35 


p 


CSQ, Gemini-5. 


07 ok 


38 


37 


CC 


CSQ, go ahead. 


07 04 


38 


39 


p 


Roger, We were supposed to do an MSC-1 at 17:20:00 
and we were doing something and the time got by us. 
And could you check with Houston experiments please 
and get us another time later today to do it? 


07 04 


38 


5k 


CC 


MSC-1, is that affirm? 


07 ok 


38 


57 


p 


It's affirm. 


07 04 


39 


04 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston is checking on a new time for 
that. 


07 o4 


39 


10 


c 


Okay. 

UAT.TA TT 

nA.WA.lJ. 


07 ok 


55 


25 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii. We do not have a valid tempera- 
ture. 


07 04 


55 


38 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. 



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6 * CONFIDENTIAL 

07 Oh 55 *H P Go ahead, Hawaii. 

07 01+ 55 h2 CC We do not have a valid temperature yet. 
07 Oh 55 ^5 P It's coming. 
07 Oh 55 h6 CC Roger. 

07 Oh 57 13 CC Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. We have valid blood 

pressure. Give us a mark when you begin exercise. 

07 Oh 57 20 C Roger. 

07 Oh 58 12 C ... exercise ... blood pressure. 

07 Oh 58 2h CC Gemini-5, cuff full-scale. 

07 Oh 58 59 CC Gemini-5, we have a valid blood pressure. Standing 

by for your water and sleep report. 

07 Olf 59 05 C Roger, 3^ pounds h ounces of water. Sleep, I 

just had an hour and a half of sleep. 

07 Oh 59 15 CC Roger, Gemini-5. Understand 31+ pounds h ounces 

water, 1.5 hours of sleep. Is that affirm? 

07 04 59 23 C Roger, 1.5 hours of sleep today. 

07 Oh 59 28 C Thank you, Gemini-5. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

07 Oh 59 30 C 5A at 15:00:00. 

07 Oh 59 37 CC Understand Meal 5A at 15:00:00. 

07 Oh 59 hi C That's affirmative. 

07 04 59 h2 CC Gemini-5, thank you. Hawaii Surgeon out. 

07 Oh 59 hh CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. 

07 Oh 59 V7 C Roger. Go ahead. 

07 Oh 59 hQ CC What was your approximate sleep cycle between the 

Command Pilot and the Pilot? 

07 Oh 59 55 C Now, when was this? 



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CONFIDENTIAL 



617 



07 Ok 59 56 CC What do you plan on doing, you know, to get your 

rest? 

07 05 00 01 C Oh well, we're going to try to follow our sleep 

cycle further ... Flight Plan, but it doesn't 
always work out that way. 

07 05 00 08 CC Roger. Understand. 

07 05 00 15 CC Gemini-5, just let us know when the Pilot is 

going to be awake, would you, please? 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

07 05 18 10 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

07 05 18 13 P Go ahead, RKV. 

07 05 18 15 CC Roger. We'd like for the Pilot to be awake if 

possible over CSQ and Hawaii on the 110 Rev. 

07 05 18 28 P Okay, what's that? 

07 05 18 29 CC That's CSQ acquisition is 20:09, 20:09. That's 

your upcoming revolution. 

07 05 18 38 P Okay. I'll be up. 

07 05 18 39 CC And what we'd like to do, we're going to perform 

a thruster check and we want to give you the 
instructions on this revolution over the CSQ and 
Hawaii and perform the test the next revolution 
over CSQ and Hawaii. 

07 05 18 5k P Okay. 

07 05 18 56 CC We have all your systems real good here on the 

ground. Everything looks fine. 

07 05 19 00 P Okay. We're GO up here. 

07 05 19 02 CC Roger. We have nothing else for you. We'll be 

standing by. 

07 05 19 05 P Okay. 

07 05 20 53 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

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618 CONFIDENTIAL 

07 05 20 55 P Go ahead. 

07 05 20 56 CC Flight advises that if you want to sleep for the 

next revolution you can go ahead and the Command 
Pilot can take down the instructions, and then 
you could be awake to do the test. Both the 
switches are on your side of the cockpit is the 
problem. 

07 05 21 10 P Okay. Well listen, we're working on stowage and 

a lot of things right now, so we'll probably both 
be awake for the next couple of revolutions. 

07 05 21 17 CC Roger, understand. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
07 06 10 15 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
07 06 10 27 C Roger, CSQ, Gemini-5 here. 

07 06 10 31 CC CSQ has you GO on the ground and I have quite a 

bit of information for you to copy this pass. 
Let me know when you're ready to copy. First of 
all, Flight Plan update. 

07 06 10 52 C CSQ, ready to copy. 

07 06 10 5k CC Roger. M3C-1, 20:33:00, MSC-1, 0U:00:00 and 

Remarks, if Command Pilot is awake, turn E-S 
Sensor circuit breaker switch to open, hold 
momentarily, return C/B to closed position. Do 
you copy? 

07 06 11 30 C Roger, we got that. 

07 06 LI 32 CC Okay, I have a map update. 

07 06 11 35 C Okay. 

07 06 11 36 CC Map 19:58:59, coordinate 2.3 degrees east longitude, 

Rev 110. ... l hour 58:59, 23:14:1^. 

07 06 12 15 c 23:l^:Mt. 

07 06 12 18 CC That's affirmative. 



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CONFIDENTIAL 



619 



07 06 


12 


21 


CC 


And CSQ also has another long procedure for 
checking Thrusters 7 and 8. Let me know when 
you're ready for that. 


07 06 


12 


29 


c 


All set. 


07 06 


12 


33 


CC 


Okay, I'd like to ... attempt the heat up and 
possibly free the thrust chamber assemblies 7/8 
by the following procedure. It's scheduled to 
start 5 minutes prior to the next CSQ acquisition. 
That GMT is 21:1+0:00, Rev 111. Do you copy? 


07 06 


13 


00 


c 


Roger . 


07 06 


13 


01 


CC 


Okay. We'll attempt to contact you on HF at 
21:35:00. It is a monitor test. 


07 06 


13 


16 


c 


Okay. 


07 06 


13 


18 


CC 


Okay, I have a list of 20 steps for switch 
positions, etc. 


07 06 


13 


25 


C 


All right. 


07 06 


13 


26 


CC 


Okay, No. 1 - Rate Gyros are PRIMARY. 


07 06 


13 


36 


c 


All right. 


07 06 


13 


37 


CC 


Squib Batteries 1 and 2 OIT. 


07 06 


13 


k2 


c 


Okay. 


07 06 


13 


kk 


cc 


OAMS TCA Circuit Breaker Nos. 7 and 8 closed, on. 


07 06 


13 


52 


c 


Roger. 


07 06 


13 


51+ 


cc 


OAMS TCA Circuit Breaker Nos. 1 through 6 open, off 


07 06 


Ik 


01 


c 


Roger . 


U I V_AJ 


ik 

J-H 


CO 


PP 


HP PmjpT Run +f»>i AP.ME 


07 06 


ik 


08 


c 


Okay. 


07 06 


Ik 


09 


cc 


ACME Power Switch PRIMARY, or SECONDARY. 


07 06 


Ik 


15 


c 


• • • 



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620 CONFIDENTIAL 

07 06 Ik 16 CC OAMS Propellant Motor Valve Switch OFF. 

07 06 Ik 22 C The ACME Power Switch, either PRIMARY or SECONDARY. 

07 06 1^ 26 CC That's affirmative, and following that is OAMS 

Propellant Motor Valve Switch OFF. 

07 06 ll+ 31 P Okay, wait one. 

07 06 Ik k6 C OAMS Propellant Valve OFF, that right? 

07 06 Ik 50 CC That's affirmative, OFF position. 

07 06 1^ 56 C Okay. 

07 06 14 57 CC 0AM3 Power Switch ON. 

07 06 15 02 C OAMS Power OH. 

07 06 15 Ok CC CAMS Attitude Control Motor Switch DIRECT. 

07 06 15 08 C DIRECT. 

07 06 15 11 CC Next procedure is hold Attitude Hand Controller 

to yaw left position for 10 minutes. 

07 06 15 20 C Okay, hold Attitude Controller to your left yaw 

for 10 minutes. 

07 06 15 2k CC That's affirmative. Release Hand Controller. 

07 06 15 32 C Okay. 

07 06 15 33 CC Squib Batteries 1 and 2 ON. 

07 06 15 38 C Roger. 

07 06 15 39 CC OAMS Propellant Motor Valve Switch ON. 

07 06 15 kk C Okay. 

07 06 15 CC TCA No. 8 circuit breaker open, off. 

07 06 15 52 C Say that again slower . . . 

07 06 16 Ok C ... Propellant OFF, OAMS Motor Valve ON. 

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CONFIDENTIAL 



621 



07 06 16 10 CC And Propellant Motor Valve Switch is on. Did 

you copy that? 

07 06 16 Ik C Yes. 

07 06 16 15 CC Okay. Next is Thrust Chamber Assembly 8 circuit 

breaker open, off. 

07 06 16 21 C Okay, leave the No. 8 open, off. 

07 06 16 2h CC Attempt to fire No. 7 TCA in Direct Mode. If 

successful, try a Pulse Mode also. 

07 06 16 3k C All right. 

07 06 16 37 CC TCA 7 circuit breaker open, off. 
07 06 16 kk C All right, 

07 06 16 k6 CC TCA 8 circuit breaker closed, on. 
07 06 16 51 C Okay, repeat the procedure. 

07 06 16 5k CC That's affirmative, and attempt to fire No. 8 

TCA in Direct. If it's successful, try Pulse 
also. 

07 06 17 01 C Okay. 

07 06 17 02 CC Okay, that last. Let's see, damp any rates, 

then power down the ACME system, 

07 06 17 09 C Okay. 

07 06 17 13 CC Okay, then do a test ... monitor the common 

control bus voltage; if it drops to 20 volts or 
less, discontinue the test immediately. 

HAWAII 

07 06 28 k2 CC Gemini-5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. 

07 06 28 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini-5 here. 

07 06 28 1+7 CC Okay. In your pass over CSQ you missed a little 

bit there on this test. Are you ready to copy? 



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622 CONFIDENTIAL 

07 06 28 56 C Roger. Ready to copy. 

07 06 28 57 CC Okay. If you see the conmon control bus drop 

below 20 volts at any time, stop the test immedi- 
ately. And remember that fuel shortage. Flight 
wanted us to remind you. 

07 06 29 10 C Right. 

07 06 29 13 CC Okay. We have one more here. When you close 

the prop valves holding the Hand Controller, 
you're probably going to get all the fuel out of 
the manifold, so you'll have to watch that. It'll 
give you a slow start on your next try with Motor 
Valve open. Watch it for any big bunches of fuel. 

07 06 29 36 C Okay. 

07 06 29 39 P Do you have any plans to continue what you said 

there? 

07 06 29 43 CC Oh, okay, Pete. If you see, when you're holding 

the Hand Controller open, if you see fuel coming 
out, it's just evacuating it between the Motor 
Valve and the opening. So the next time you 
try to start it, get it heated up and it will 
start because there's no fuel in the lines. Okay? 

07 06 30 11 P Yes. 

07 06 30 12 CC All right. Okay, I've got a block update for you 

on PLA. 

07 06 30 20 P Okay, wait one. 

07 06 30 21 CC Roger. 

07 06 30 kl P Ready to copy. 

07 06 30 k3 CC Roger. Here we go. 112-3, 23:05:05, 13 plus 5k, 

19 plus 08. All bank angles are roll left 53. 
roll right 67. 

07 06 31 13 P Got it. 

07 06 31 Ik CC 113 Delta, 23:58:58, 26-negative, it's 20:26. 



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CONFIDENTIAL 



623 



07 06 


31 


27 


p 


I think it's 02. 


07 06 


31 


30 


cc 


20:26. The next RETRB would be then 26 plus 13, 
Got that? I'll read it back if you haven't. 


07 06 


31 


43 


p 


Okay. What's the GMERC? 


07 06 


31 


45 


cc 


Roger. That's 23:58:58. 


07 06 


31 


49 


p 


What was the GMERC of Area 112-3? 


07 06 


31 


54 


cc 


23:05:03. 


07 06 


31 


57 


p 


Okay. 


07 06 


32 


01 


p 


I'm ready for 114. 


07 06 


32 


03 


cc 


Okay, 114 Delta. This is Day 8, 01:29:44, 20 
plus 19, 26 plus 02. 


07 06 


32 


25 


p 


Okay for 115 . 


07 06 


32 


28 


cc 


115 Delta, 03:05:12, 19 plus 35» 25 plus 00. 


07 06 


32 


44 


p 


Okay. 


07 06 


32 


46 


cc 


116-2, 04:40:33, 18 plus 34, 23 plus 44. 


07 06 


33 


ok 


p 


Okay. 


07 06 


33 


05 


cc 


Okay. You got them all, Pete? 


07 06 


33 


07 


p 


Got them all. 


07 06 


33 


08 


cc 


All right. 


|-»|-T C\f 

07 Qt> 


33 


Zd 


CC 


xou goT« any questions, ^exe, on unau teei; wnixe 
you're still around? 


07 06 


33 


26 


p 


No, we don't. It looks pretty straightforward. 


07 06 


33 


29 


cc 


All right. Hawaii standing by. 


07 06 


33 


33 


p 


Roger, Gemini- 5 standing by. 



CONFIDENTIAL 



CONFIDENTIAL 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



07 06 


50 


20 


CC 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 


07 06 


50 


30 


cc 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 


07 06 


50 


33 


p 


... RKV, Gemini-5 here. 


07 06 


50 


35 


cc 


Roger. We'd like your experiment status to 
date, if you have it. 


07 06 


50 


ia 


p 


Okay. Just a minute* 


07 06 


51 


28 


p 


Okay. The experiments given to us today. We got 
the two S-5's over Africa and we saw the ... 
targets, the S-8/D-13. We got no D-6's. The S-7 
was to photograph storm Betsy. Betsy was too far 
east of our track when we passed over it at the 
proper time. ... got ... your track. ... 


07 06 


52 


02 


cc 


Roger. 


07 06 


52 


ok 


p 


That's about it. 


07 06 


52 


05 


cc 


Okay. Thank you. 


07 06 


52 


06 


p 


We're standing by to do T)-k/k26 whenever we just , 


07 06 


52 


11 


cc 


Roger, All systems look real good here on the 
ground. 


07 06 


52 


17 


c 


Okay. Mighty fine. 


07 06 


52 


57 


cc 


Gemini-5 , RKV CAP COM. 


07 06 


52 


59 


c 


Go ahead. 


07 06 


53 


00 


cc 


Did vou turn vour ACO Beacon circuit breaker off 
over us? 


07 06 


53 


03 


c 


Yes, we did. We were late on that one. 


07 06 


53 


06 


cc 


Okay. It was on when we got acquisition; then it 
went off during our pass. We were wondering if 
you were conducting your MSC-1 or what happened. 


07 06 


53 


17 


cc 


Right. We're in our MSC-1 right now. 



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07 06 53 19 CC Roger, understand. Thank you. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
07 07 i+6 02 P CSQ, CSQ, Gemini-5. 

07 07 1*6 05 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Read you loud and clear. We hove 

you GO on the ground. 

07 07 1*6 11 P I guess apparently you didn't hear us. 

07 07 1*6 13 CC Negative. All we got was a louder noise on HF. 

07 07 1+6 16 P Okay. We're in the middle of the test and we're 

really building up some horrendous rates, but 
we'll damp them out when we get done. 

07 07 1+6 2k CC Roger. CSQ copy. 

07 07 1*6 38 P ... 23.1. 

07 07 1*6 1*9 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Say again. 

07 07 1*6 51 P Roger. Out ... control is holding at 23.1. 

07 07 I46 55 CC Roger. Copy. 

07 07 1*7 35 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Request you place Quantity Read 

Switch to the Fuel Cell Hg position. 

07 07 1*7 P Roger. 

07 07 1*8 09 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Did you turn OAMS Yaw Left 

circuit breaker on and off? 

07 07 1*8 15 P Yes, we did and we have no negative results. 

07 07 1*8 18 CC Very good. 

07 07 50 03 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. Remind* you that Pilot has medical 

data pass at Hawaii, and you can place the Quantity 
Read Switch OFF. 

07 07 50 12 P Roger. Do you have acquisition of Hawaii, please? 

07 07 50 15 CC Roger. 22:02:1+6 and we'll be monitoring HF. 



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HAWAII 



07 08 


03 


07 


CC 


Gemini- 5, this is Hawaii CAP COM. 


07 08 


03 


10 


c 


Roger, Hawaii. Gemini-5 here. 


07 08 


03 


13 


CC 


We have a valid temperature. Standing by for 
blood pressure. 


07 08 


03 


16 


c 


Okay. 


07 08 


03 


27 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 


07 08 


Ok 


02 


CC 


Gemini-5 > we have a valid blood pressure. Give me 
a mark when you begin your exercise. 


07 08 


Ok 


07 


p 


MARK. 


07 08 


Ok 


k9 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale. 


07 08 


05 


23 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii Surgeon. We have a good blood 
pressure. Standing by for your water report only. 


07 08 


05 


30 


p 


Roger. Wait one. 


07 08 


05 


38 


p 


3k pounds 8 ounces. 


07 08 


05 


k6 


CC 


Roger, Gemini-5. Thank you. And happy landing to 
you and Gordo tomorrow. Hawaii Surgeon out. 


07 08 


05 


53 


C 


Roger. Thank you. 


07 08 


05 


5* 


p 


Roger. Thank you. 


07 08 


05 


56 


CC 


Gemini-5, Hawaii CAP COM. I'd like a readout on 
your onooara. quantify, source pressure, and source 
temperature for the QAMS. 


07 08 


06 


05 


c 


Roger. Our onboard quantity is about 6 percent. 
The temperature is 50 degrees, and source pressure 
is 1000 psi. 


07 08 


06 


21 


CC 


Roger. Understand. 


07 08 


06 


2k 


c 


You want a result of our little test we did? 



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07 08 06 27 CC That's affirmative. We'd like to know what you 

did there. 

07 08 06 30 C All right. We followed a procedure to the letter, 

and first thing we did was roll up pretty good 
when the gas started going out through the left 
yaw thrusters. ... pretty good rates all set up 
fine. We held the thrusters on for yaw left for 
10 minutes and we went through the other procedure 
of rearming and trying them, and we still had no 
thrust. 



07 08 06 59 CC Eoger. Understand. 

07 08 07 02 C In the meantime, we've discovered that we don't 

have — couple more thrusters are out. So we're 
getting down with Just very few thrusters left 
on the CAMS system. 

07 08 07 15 CC Do you happen to know the numbers of the ones 

that have failed? 

07 08 07 17 C No, we were unable to get any left roll with 

the Roll Jets and the Yaw Logic. 

07 08 07 29 CC Roger. Understand that. 

07 08 07 33 C Just a minute, let me recheck that. ... roll. 

07 08 07 37 P Yes, it was Roll Logic in, that's right, left 

roll only with Roll Logic Switch in the PITCH, 
and then no right yaw. Then right yaw only with 
the Roll Logic in the YAW but no left roll in that 
position. 

07 08 07 5k CC Roger. Understand. 

07 08 07 56 C And the yaw is feeding through into the pitch, 

which indicates a very weak thrust on the right 
yaw also. 

07 08 08 06 CC Okay. 

07 08 08 25 C Other than that, it's a pretty good system. 

07 08 08 33 CC What are your rates now, Gemini-5; are you pretty 

well damped out? 



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07 08 08 36 C Roger. We managed to switch back and forth, work 

our few left remaining thrusters and we have 
our rates damped pretty well now. 

07 08 08 1* CC Roger. 

07 08 08 57 CC Okay, Gemini-5, we have nothing further. Hawaii 

is standing by. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

07 08 28 03 CC Gemini-5, this is RKV comm check. How do you read? 

07 08 28 07 P RKV, Gemini-5. Read you loud and clear. 

07 08 28 09 CC Roger. Would you close your ACQ Beacon circuit 

breaker? 

07 08 28 15 p Roger. 

07 08 28 16 CC Okay, and we'd also like you to bring up the plat- 
form at this time. The reason for this is we 
might start venting Hg and we want to prevent this. 
Right now hydrogen and oxygen pressure is GO. 

07 08 28 kk P Okay. Platform's on at this time. 

07 08 28 If 7 CC Roger. 

07 08 28 50 P What are you going to want us to do? 

07 08 28 57 CC ... in the powered up position right now at the 

present time. We don't want you to do anything. 

07 08 29 Ok P Okay. 

07 08 29 12 CC We'd like to pass some information to you. 

They're going to cancel the medical data pass 
on the Command Pilot over the CSQ on Rev Ilk. 

07 08 29 27 P 

07 08 29 29 CC Okay, and the Surgeons recommend that both of you 

concentrate on water and sleep for the next 10 
hours. 

07 08 29 36 P Roger. 

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07 08 29 kk P Have you got the hack time for the pass on CSQ? 

07 08 29 k9 CC Roger. CSQ on Ilk is 02:28:26 and that medical 

data pass has been deleted. 

07 08 30 01 P Oh, you want us to sleep? 

07 09 00 03 CC That's affirmative. 

07 09 00 Ok P We thought you wanted . . . Okay. 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 

07 09 20 k7 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 

07 09 20 57 P CSQ CAP COM, Gemini- 5 » over. 

07 09 21 00 CC Roger. We have you GO on the ground. Also, we'd 

like you to place your Quantity Read Switch to 
the Fuel Cell Hydrogen position, please. 

07 09 21 11 P Roger. Going to Fuel Cell Hydrogen now. 

07 09 21 12 CC Okay. Houston advises they feel that possibly 

you'll have insufficient time to fill the line to 
the thrusters. They'd like you to power up again, 
and go to Pulse Mode, TCA Circuit Breakers 7 and 8 
closed, Rate Gyros OK, and again check your 
thrusters . Over . 

07 09 21 37 P You mean the other thrusters that are working, 

or 7 and 8? 

07 09 21 k3 CC I believe he means 7 and 8. I'll check it. 
07 09 21 lf5 P Okay. 

07 09 22 05 CC Gemini-5, advise all circuit breakers on the 

thrusters closed. Check all the thrusters. 

07 09 22 12 C Okay. 

07 09 22 3k CC Also, Gemini-5, Houston advises there is sufficient 

hydrogen for remainder of flight, and no problem 
with water. Over. 



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07 09 22 


k2 


P 


Okay, And you want us to leave the platform up 
all the time, is that correct? 


f\rr /"u~i OO 

07 09 22 




CC 


That's affirmative. Leave the platform on and 
after your thruster check, turn the Rate Gyros 
back 011. 


07 09 22 


52 


P 


Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 


07 10 00 


k3 


CC 


Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM, comm. check. 


07 10 00 


k9 


p 


RKV CAP COM, Gemini-5 here, read you loud and 
clear. 


07 10 00 


53 


CC 


Roger. Read you loud and clear also. All 
systems are GO on the ground. We would like to 
advise you, you have a UHF-6 over CSQ on Rev 113. 


07 10 01 


03 


p 


Roger. We have 113, and be advised that we went 
back through the thruster checks again and ran 
them in Direct, and ran them in Pulse, and what 
we called them before, it's still the same. 


07 10 01 


15 


CC 


Roger, understand. 


07 10 01 


29 


CC 


We'd like to have the fuel purge at this time. 


07 10 01 


32 


p 


Roger. 


07 10 01 


33 


CC 


Give me a mark. 


07 10 01 


39 


p 


Roger, standby. Mark, hydrogen ... Mark, 
hydrogen No. 2 on my mark* 


U( ISj 02 


Ul 


r 


MARK. 


07 10 02 


23 


P 


Stand by for oxygen on No. 1. 


07 10 02 


29 


P 


MARK. 


07 10 Ok 


31 


P 


No. 1 purge complete, commencing No. 2. 


07 10 05 


15 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is RKV. We'd like to know your 



platform position, please, when you can give it. 



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COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



07 10 


54 


34 


CC 


Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 


07 10 


54 


39 


P 


Go ahead, CSQ. Geminl-5. 


07 10 


54 


42 


CC 


Roger. Be advised this is a UHF-6 and we'd like 
you to place your Quantity Read Switch to the 
Fuel Cell hydrogen position, please. 


07 10 


5* 


51 


P 


Roger. It's in Fuel Cell Hydrogen at this time. 


07 10 


54 


55 


CC 


Also be advised that due to bad weather in 

Area 121-1, Flight has decided to come into 121-: 

We'll be updating your Tg time. 


07 10 


55 


06 


p 


Roger. Understand 121-1 is the recovery area. 


07 10 


55 


15 


CC 


That's affirmative. I also have the coordinates 
if you're ready to copy. 


07 10 


55 


25 


p 


Roger. Wait one. 


07 10 


55 


38 


p 


Okay. Ready to copy. 


07 10 


55 


4l 


CC 


Roger. 29 degrees 43 minutes north, 60 degrees 
00 minutes west. 


07 10 


55 


57 


p 


Roger. 


07 10 


56 


06 


CC 


End transmitting Tr. 


07 10 


56 


17 


p 


Do you have the GMTRC? 


07 10 


56 


22 


CC 


Gemini-5, say again. 


07 10 


56 


24 


p 


Do you have the GMTRC at 121-1, please? 


07 10 


56 


28 


CC 


Roger. Stand by to copy. 


07 10 


56 


32 


CC 


GMTRC 01:29:45. 


07 10 


56 


44 


CC 


RET 400K, 20 plus 24. 


07 10 


56 


59 


p 


I thought . . . Would you give me the GMTRC 121-1? 



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07 10 57 07 CC Disregard vhat I gave you. The (MERC is 12 plus 

27 Plus 39. 

07 10 57 20 P Okay. 12 plus 27 plus 39. 

07 10 57 2k CC That's affirmative. RET kOOK, lk plus 08. 

07 10 57 32 P ... we cut each other out. Say again. 

07 10 57 36 CC Roger. RET liCOK is lk plus 08. 

07 10 57 k$ P Okay. I got it. 

07 10 57 kj CC RETRB, 19 plus 20. 

07 10 57 5^ P Roger. And could you tell us what the recovery 

source is? Will the carrier be there? 

07 10 58 03 CC Affirmative. Carrier will be there and I have 

expected weather in that area. Over. 

07 10 58 21 P Ready to copy. 

07 10 58 13 CC Roger. Cloud cover 5/10, 2000 feet scattered, 

10 miles visibility, wind 230 degrees ... 12 
knots, wave height 2 to 3 feet, water temperature 
82 degrees. 

07 10 58 Ul P Sound very good to me. 

07 10 58 1*3 CC Roger. 

07 10 58 50 CC Gemini-5, we'd still like to know your platform 

mode, please. 

07 10 58 55 P Roger. We're in ORB RATE. 

07 10 58 58 CC Copy. Orbit Rate. 

07 10 59 33 CC Gemini-5, advise we have our Tr in sync. 

07 10 59 k3 C And you can advise Flight that we'll be ready for 

21-1. 

07 10 59 ^9 CC Roger. Copy. 



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07 10 59 57 CC Gemini-5, you can return to the OFF position on 

your Quantity Read Switch. 

07 11 00 03 P Roger. 

07 11 00 12 P Could you give me GMT time hack, please? 

07 11 00 15 CC Roger. On my mark it will be 01 hours 00 minutes 

25 seconds. 2, 1, 

07 11 00 25 CC MARK. 

07 11 00 31 CC Would you like a longer one? 

07 11 00 33 P Yes, just give it to me on the even minutes, 

please. Just on the minute is fine. 

07 11 00 39 CC Okay. We'll be coming up at 01 hours 01 minutes 

00 seconds. ... 5> *+> 3> 2, 1. 

07 11 01 00 CC MARK. 

07 11 01 03 CC That was 01 hours 01 minutes 00 seconds. 
07 11 01 08 P Roger, we got it. Thank you. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 

07 U 35 k9 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. Comm check, how do you read? 

07 11 35 52 P RKV, Gemini-5 reads you loud and clear. 

07 11 35 55 CC Roger. Have a map update for you. Acknowledge 

when you're ready to copy. 

07 11 36 00 P Ready to copy. 

07 11 36 02 CC Roger. Map 01:55:*+2, longitude 19 west, Rev Ilk. 

Star 01:55:^, 23:07:11. 

07 11 36 37 P Roger. 

07 11 36 39 CC Okay. All systems are GO on the ground. 
07 11 36 h5 P All systems are GO up here. 



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07 U 37 23 CC Gemini- 5, RKV. Are your rate gyros on at the 

present time? 

07 11 37 27 P Negative. 

07 11 37 28 CC Roger. 

07 11 39 4l CC Gemini-5, this is RKV. We have nothing else 

for you. We'll he standing by. 

07 11 39 ^6 C Okay, fine. Thank you, RKV. 

07 11 39 48 CC Oh, would like to ask you one more question. 

Would like to know if you recorded your thruster 
check and thruster failure onboard? 

07 11 39 56 P You mean written them down? 

07 11 40 00 CC Say again. 

07 11 40 02 P You mean written them down? 

07 11 40 06 CC That's affirmative. 

07 11 40 07 C Onboard recorder is ... 

07 11 40 12 CC We'd like to have you record your comments onboard. 
07 1140 17 C Okay. ... 

COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 
07 12 28 51 CC Gemini-5, CSQ CAP COM. 
07 12 28 54 C Roger, CSQ. Gemini-5. 

07 12 28 56 CC Roger, we have you GO on the ground. We would 

like to get a ground readout of all your Cryogenic 
quantities. Will you select ECS O2 on the Quantity 
Read Switch, please? 

07 12 29 05 C Okay, it is. 

07 12 29 11 CC And we'd also like to obtain the total water con- 
sumption of both ... please. 

07 12 29 23 C Wait just a second. 

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07 12 29 k3 C ... the Command Pilot has had 36 pounds . 

07 12 29 kQ CC Copy. 

07 12 29 49 C And Pilot has had 3 1 * pounds k ounces. 

07 12 29 5^ CC Roger, copy. 

07 12 29 58 CC Would you selact Fuel Cell Og, please? 

07 12 30 CO C That's 35 pounds k ounces on the Pilot. 

07 12 30 05 CC Roger, 35.^. 

07 12 30 07 C Roger. 

07 12 30 kQ CC Gemini-5, would you select Fuel Cell H2, please? 

07 12 30 52 C Roger, have it. 

07 12 31 h$ CC Gemini-5, you can return to the OFF position on 

the Quantity Read Switch. 

07 12 32 1*5 CC Gemini-5, CSQ. 
07 12 32 U8 C Go ahead, CSQ. 

07 12 32 50 CC Roger, this is your last pass. It's been nice 

having you come around. Hope you'll have a nice 
landing j we'll see you in Houston. 

07 12 32 55 C Thank you, thank you for all your help. Thank 

all the troops down there. You did a real fine 
job for us. 

07 12 33 00 CC Thank you. 

07 12 33 02 C Nice to work with you. 

07 13 10 04 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 

07 13 10 07 P Go ahead, RKV, Gemini-5- 

07 13 10 09 CC Roger, everything looks real good here on the 

ground. I have some landing area updates for you. 
Acknowledge when you are ready to copy. 



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07 13 10 19 P Okay, just one second, we'll be ready. 
07 13 10 22 CC Roger. 

07 13 10 3k P Okay, we're ready to copy. 

07 13 10 36 CC Roger, the weather is good in all areas. It is 

Day 8, the bank angle remains the same for yaw; 
roll left 53, roll right 67, 

07 13 10 50 P Okay. 

07 13 10 51 CC Area 117-2, 06:17:03, 17 plus 07, 22 plus 11. 

Area 118-2, 07:52:U9, 15 plus k2, 20 plus kl. 

119- 1, 09:15:18, 17 plus 12, 22 plus 16. 12— 

120- 2, U plus 0k, 18, 12 plus 52, 18 plus 16. 

121- 1, 12:27:39, lk plus 08, 19 plus 20. 

07 13 12 2k P Roger, we got all of them. 
07 13 12 26 CC Roger. 

07 13 15 28 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. We'll be standing by for 

the remainder of the pass. 

07 13 15 32 P Okay, mighty fine. Thank you. 

07 13 15 38 C We'll catch you one more time tonight, won't we, 

RKV? 

07 13 15 ^3 CC That's affirmative. 
07 13 15 ^5 P Okay. 

CANARY ISLAND 

07 13 32 02 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have nothing 

for you this pass. Everything looks good from 
here. And good morning. 

07 13 32 13 C Roger. Good morning to you. Everything looks 

good up here. 

07 13 32 18 CC Roger. 

07 13 33 00 C Hello, Canaries, Gemini-5 here. Are we on Rev 115 

or 116 now? 

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07 13 33 06 CC You're on Rev 115 at the present time. 

07 13 33 10 C Roger. We Just started 115, did we not? 

07 13 33 13 CC That is affirmative. You've just gotten a start 

on 115. 

07 13 33 16 C Okay, mighty fine. 

07 13 33 17 CC Roger, and we'll be with you for— up until Rev 120. 
07 13 33 23 C Okay, real fine. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 
07 Ik 1+3 38 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. 
07 Ik 1+3 1+6 CC Gemini- 5, RKV CAP COM. 
07 Ik 1+3 57 P Roger, RKV. Gemini-5 here. 

07 ll+ !+3 59 CC Roger. We'd like to purge your fuel cells, both 

sections, on hydrogen and oxygen this pass. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 0l+ P Okay. 

07 il+ 1+1+ 06 CC We're ready when you are. 

07 ll* M+ 09 P All right here. Transformer down. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 25 P ... Section 1. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 28 CC Good. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 36 P ... Section 2. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 57 P Purge 2 hydrogen complete. 

07 ll+ 1+1+ 58 CC Roger. 

07 lU 1+5 13 P Ho. 1 oxygen complete. 

07 ll+ 1+5 16 CC Roger. 

07 ll+ 1+6 05 CC Gemini-5, if you'd switch your Quantity Read Switch 

to H2 it would speed us up a little bit. Thank you. 



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07 lk 1+7 lk 


P 


V ""ST O^"** x»wuij|*ic wc CU1U UI1 Ullt? Wfclj • 


07 lk 47 16 


CC 


Roger . 


07 lk k7 21 


p 


Oxygen on No. 2. 


07 lk 1+7 22 


cc 


Roger. 


07 lk k6 05 


cc 


Place your Quantity Read to Fuel Cell 0 2 please. 
Thank you. 



07 lk 1+9 19 P 

07 lk k9 20 CC Roger. Thank you. 
07 11+ 1+9 21 P Transformer off. 

07 11+ 1+9 22 CC Roger. 

07 11+ 1+9 36 CC You can put your Quantity Read Switch in the OFF 

position now. 

07 11+ 1+9 52 CC Gemini-5, RKV CAP COM. Everything looks real 

good here on the ground. 

07 lk 1+9 57 P Roger. Very good. Thank you. 

07 ll+ 50 01 CC And all the people here on the RKV would like to 

pass along their congratulations, and we'll see 
you back in Houston. 

07 ll+ 50 08 P Okay, fine. Thank everybody for all the great 

job they did for us. 

07 11+ 50 11 CC Roger. It was our pleasure. 

07 11+ 50 13 C Yes, RKV, we thank you very much. 

CANARY 

07 15 05 15 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. I have a single 

Flight Plan item update for you. 

07 15 05 26 P Roger, wait one. 

07 15 05 29 CC Roger. 

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07 15 05 5k CC Gemini-5, would you switch Quantity Read to 

ECS Og, please? Thank you. 

07 15 06 17 P Okay, hand up Flight Plan item. 

07 15 06 19 CC Roger. It's UHF Test, time 06 hours 26 minutes 

55 seconds. Sequence 5, Remarks, if it interferes 
with sleep, delete it. Do you copy? 

07 15 06 P Roger ♦ 

07 15 06 kj CC Okay. Would you give us Fuel Cell 0 2 please? 
07 15 06 5I+ P Roger. 

07 15 07 21 CC Would you switch to Fuel Cell 0 2 please? Thank 

you. 

07 15 07 25 P Can you reswitch ... take place. Over. 

07 15 08 05 CC Gemini-5. You can switch to Quantity Read to the 

OFF position. 

07 15 08 12 CC And I just got a reading from Flight. It will be 

over Antigua. 

07 15 08 17 P All right. 

07 15 08 21 CC Everything's looking real good here. 

07 15 08 23 P mighty fine here. 

07 15 08 26 CC Roger. 

HOUSTON 

07 16 27 00 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

07 16 27 18 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Over. 

07 16 27 25 P Go ahead, Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

07 16 27 28 CC Roger. You're looking good here on the ground. 

We have a number of things to pass up to you now 
and if you can copy them down we'll try and be 
quiet the rest of the way. First, we'd like you 
to place your Reentry C-band to CONTINUOUS. 

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07 16 27 k3 P Roger. C-band CONTINUOUS. 

07 16 27 1*6 CC Roger. Now I have some updates on your PLA's if 

you're ready to copy. 

07 16 27 51 P Roger. A moment. 

07 16 27 5h CC Okay. 

07 16 28 01 P Okay, we're ready. 

07 16 28 03 CC Roger Area 122-1, 14:02:24, RET 400K is 12 plus 

58, 18 plus 17; roll left 53, roll right 67. 
Area 123-4, 16:47:58, 15 plus 50, 20 plus 55, 
roll left 53, roll right 67. Copy? 

07 16 28 55 P Roger. Got those. 

07 16 28 57 CC Okay, and now some general instructions. When you 

get to Carnarvon, set your Event Timer to 27. I 
say, 27 instead of 36. Copy? 

07 16 29 10 P 27 instead of 36. Roger. 

07 16 29 13 CC Roger. And the weather in the recovery area is 

improving. The forecast at present for your 
landing is 2000 scattered, 10 miles; the winds 
230 degrees at 10 knots; the sea about 2 to 3 
foot waves; the temperature is 82, and you have 
about 5/10 coverage. 

07 16 29 40 P okay ... 

07 16 29 4l CC All right. On your medical data passes we would 

like to delete the Canary medical data passes 
on Rev 119 and 120 and add the following if you're 
ready to copy. 

07 16 29 57 P Okay. Ready. 

07 16 29 59 CC Roger. Medical data on the Pilot at the Canaries 

acquisition time 08:13:26. Medical data on the ' 
Command Pilot at Carnarvon, acquisition time 
08:1*8:10. 

07 16 30 25 P Say again that Carnarvon time. 



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07 l6 30 27 CC Roger. Carnarvon is 08:^48: 10. 
07 16 30 38 P Go ahead. 

07 16 30 39 CC Okay. In general your acquisition times according 

to your Flight Plan are 38 minutes later. In 
other words, the flight acquisition is 38 minutes 
later than you have on your Flight Plan for the 
rest of the mission. 

07 16 30 53 P Okay. 

07 16 30 5^ CC Okay. Elliot's got some procedures on your retro 

checklist now. 

07 16 30 59 CC The first thing I want to discuss with you is 

proposed Fuel Cell Test. What they'd like to do 
is have you take all your load on Section 2, and 
the purpose is to see if a section which has been 
down for a pretty fair amount of time can carry 
the full load before retrofire. Now this is 
proposed to be done only for about an hour, and 
then we'll turn it back on. How does this sound 
to you guys? 

07 16 31 kl CC Let me go ahead and give you the procedures for 

it and then you can continue to think about it, 
because you've got awhile before it should be 
done. Are you reading me, Gemini-5? 

07 16 31 52 P Roger, we're reading you. 

07 16 31 5 1 * CC Okay. The procedures would be as follows: Time 

Day 8, 08:13, purge both fuel cells. Would you 
put your Reentry C-band on, please? 

07 16 32 21 CC Would you put your Reentry C-band on CONTINUOUS 

please, Gemini-5? 

07 16 32 25 P It is. 

07 l£ 32 26 CC Okay. The next item is 8:08:57, Section 1, 

Power Switch OFF. We do not want you to shut 
down the primary coolant loop. Repeat. Do not 
shut down the primary coolant loop. At Time of 
Day 8, 09:57, Section 1 Power Switch on. During 



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this period you should be carrying about 32 amps, 
which we think will bring you down to about a 
23-volt main bus voltage. How does this sound 
to you? You can be thinking about it, and as far 
as I'm concerned if you have any strong objections, 
it's up to you whether you do it or not. We 
would like very much to do it if it's okay with 
you guys. Now Sea Lab 2 is standing by and they're 
ready to talk to you at this time. 

07 16 33 25 P Okay. 

07 16 33 29 CC You can go ahead and call them. 
07 16 33 31 C Hello, Sea Lab, Gemini-5 here. 

07 16 33 37 CC Roger. Sea Lab 2 transmitting from 200 feet down. 

We're off Hawaii. How do you read, Gordo? 

07 16 33 k6 C Good, how you doing, Scott? 

07 16 33 k9 CC I read you, Gordo. You're doing a great job. 

We almost missed you this time. We were just 
brought down this afternoon and the Lab would 
get a chance to tell you what a great job that 
you guys are doing. Hope you have a very pleasant 
reentry shortly. Over. 

07 16 3k 08 C Right. Very shortly. 

07 16 3k 12 CC Roger. I guess ... over. 

07 16 3k 20 C Good to hear from you down there. How are things 

going? 

07 16 3k 2k CC Roger, Gordo. Things are going very well. We 

just occupied Sea Lab about 6 . . . 

07 16 3k 55 C He's fading out and I can't hear him. 

07 16 3k 59 CC Have about 20 seconds to LOS, Gordo. 

07 16 35 Cik CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Would you check and make 

sure your Reentry C-band is on and your Adapter 
C-band is off please. 

07 16 35 13 C You want Adapter C-band off? 

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On COMMAND. Adapter on COMMAND and Reentry on 
CONTINUOUS. 


07 16 


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Houston, Gemini-5 here. 


07 16 


35 27 


CC 


Go ahead. 


07 16 


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Houston, Gemini-5. 


07 16 


35 38 


CC 


Go ahead, Gemini-5. 

CANARY 


07 16 


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CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Confirm that 
the Reentry C-band Beacon Switch is in the 
CONTINUOUS position. Adapter C-band Beacon 
Switch in the COMMAND posiiton. 


07 16 


39 03 


c 


Okay. We just put the Adapter to COMMAND and 
the Reentry C-band is in CONTINUOUS. 


07 16 


39 09 


CC 


Roger. Thank you. 


07 16 


39 13 


c 


Didn't quite get from Houston which way they 
wanted the Adapter when we left them at LOS. 


07 16 


39 19 


CC 


Roger. That's about what we thought. 


07 16 


39 28 


CC 


They would also like to have you place the 
Antenna Select Switch to the REENTRY position. 


07 16 


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c 


And ... fuel cell. 


07 16 


39 kZ 


CC 


Say again, Gemini-5. I guess I cut in on you. 


07 16 


39 >+5 


c 


Roger. I said would you tell Houston that we'll 
do the Fuel Cell Test if we like the voltage that 
we get when we shut the other fuel cell down. 


07 16 


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Roger. Understand. 


07 16 


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Roger. Gemini-5, Flight concurs. 


07 16 


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Okay. 


07 16 


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CC 


Roger. Would you place the Antenna Select Switch 
to the REENTRY position please? 



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It's in REMTRY now. 
Okay. Real good. 

Okay, Gemini- 5. You're looking real good from the 
ground here. We have nothing else for you. We're 
standing by. 

Roger. We're GO up here. 

Gemini-5. This is Canary CAP COM. A reminder 
from Flight. The computer should be off during 
the Fuel Cell Test. The computer should be off 
during the Fuel Cell Test. Do you copy? 

Roger. It will be. 

CARNARVON 

Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

This is Gemini-5. Go ahead, Carnarvon. 

Roger. I have a Flight Plan update when you're 
prepared to copy. 

Ready to copy. 

Title Map: 09:21:31*, Remarks, 132.8 degrees left, 
Rev 118. Next item, Star: same time, 09:21:31*. 
Remarks, right ascension 22 hours 59 minutes. Do 

you copy? 

Roger, copy. 

That's it. You're looking good down here. 

We're GO up here. 

Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. Everything looks good 
on the ground. You've got about ll* hours and 
27 minutes to Retro. We recommend beginning 
stowage, and are standing by. Go ahead. 



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07 18 00 2k P Roger. We have a question for you. 

07 18 00 27 CC Go ahead. 

07 18 00 28 P Has anybody thought of what is the effect of the 

RCS probe on the scanners? 

07 18 00 36 CC Stand by. 

07 18 00 k3 CC Are you wondering about using them for platform 

alinement, Pete? 

07 18 00 U7 P Affirmative. 

07 18 00 k$ CC We'll check that one out for you. 
07 18 00 52 P Okay. 

07 18 01 00 CC Gemini, Houston. We've got an update on your 

Flight Plan if you want to copy it now or we can 
pass it to you in Carnarvon. And we're checking 
the thrusterB and the scanners out for you. 

07 18 01 11 C We're ready to copy. 

07 18 01 Ik CC Okay. Coming up. 

07 18 01 37 CC Okay, Pete. Day 8, 10 hours 27 minutes. Power 

up checklist with one change. Rate gyros on before 
computer on. Start Preretro Checklist. Copy? 

07 18 02 03 P Okay. 08:10:27, power up checklist, rate gyro 

on before computer. 

07 18 02 10 CC Right. 

07 18 02 18 CC Okay. Did you get that time? That was 10:27 

and 00 on the seconds. 

07 18 02 2k P 

07 18 02 27 CC Okay. At 11 hours 00 minutes CO seconds, CAMS 

Power Switch OFF. Activate and check RCS opera- 
tions. Then aline platform using RCS. Do you 

copy? 



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07 18 02 51 P Okay. 08:11:00. Power switch OFF. ... and 

activate RCS and aline platform with RCS. 

07 18 03 Ok CC Right. That was 11 hours. It's Day 8, U hours. 

Okay. At Day 8, 11 hours 26 minutes 00 seconds, 
which is approximately Tr minus 1 hour. RCS 
Power Switches OFF. Evaluate CAMS in Direct. 
That's to check it out as thoroughly as you can. 
Tell whatever you can at this point about its 
operation, whether it's Just blasting it out 
pretty good in Direct, we're cleared out or 
whether we're essentia Uy out of fuel. When 
completed, fire the OAMS regulator squib, complete 
preretro checklist; and RCS Switches will have 
to come back on, of course, because you'll be 
pretty close to being out of OAMS. 

07 18 OU 17 P Okay. We got it. Go ahead. 

07 18 Ok 19 CC Okay. And at Day 8, 12 hours— stand by a minute. 

07 18 6k 58 CC Pete. On the last Carnarvon pass before retro- 
fire, which will be a time of 11 hours 57 minutes, 
report preretro checklist complete and continue 
nominal Flight Plan. Do you copy? 

07 18 05 27 P That's affirm. 

07 18 05 33 CC That's all we have. We're standing by. 

07 18 05 37 P Okay. Well give us a reading on the scanners, 

which as I see, we have a night retrofire. Is 
that correct? 

07 18 05 1*3 CC That's affirmative. 

07 18 05 45 P And we will not have a countdown from Hawaii. Is 

that correct? 

07 18 05 52 CC We plan that you will have a countdown from Hawaii. 

07 18 05 57 P We have that much acquisition time with them on 

Orbit 121, huh? I mean 120, huh? 

07 18 06 03 CC That's correct. 



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Okay. We'll check it and get it to you at 
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07 18 


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0AM3 Propellent Gage has blown on down to below 
zero. 


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Yes, the Prop Quantity Gage ... 


07 18 


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Roger . 


07 18 


07 


13 


CC 


It's no problem if in this exercising you just run 
it on out of fuel. 


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07 


19 


P 


Fine. 

CANARY ISLANDS 


07 18 


14 


06 


CC 


Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. We have a 
valid oral temp. Would you give us blood pressure 
please? 


07 18 




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Gemini-5, Canaries Surgeon. You have a cuff full- 



scale . 

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We have a good blood pressure. Give me a mark 
when you begin exercise. 


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your water, food and sleep report. 


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4 hours sleep. 


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16 2k 


CC 


Was that k hours sleep? 


07 18 


16 26 


c 


Confirm. 


07 18 


16 27 


CC 


What was the quality of that sleep? 


07 18 


16 29 


c 


Fine. 


07 18 


16 31 


CC 


Roger. Surgeon out. 


07 18 


17 01 


CC 


Gemini- 5, we're showing you in the Quantity Read 
to the ECS O2 position. Was there a reason for 
that or not? 


07 18 


17 10 


C 


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Fine. 

CARNARVON 


07 18 


k9 10 


CC 


Gemini-5, Carnarvon. We have a good oral temp; 
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07 18 


49 16 


CC 


Gemini-5, Carnarvon Surgeon standing by for your 
first blood pressure. 


07 18 


49 19 


C 


Roger. 


07 18 


49 30 


CC 


Cuff is full-scale. 


07 18 


k9 35 


CC 


Would you place your Quantity Read Switch to Fuel 



Cell &2 and leave it there for remainder of mission. 



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07 18 50 06 CC We have your blood pressure; standing by for 

exercise on your mark. 

07 18 50 15 C 2, 1, MARK. 

07 18 50 k-7 C End of exercise. 

07 18 50 59 CC Cuff is full-scale. 

07 18 51 25 CC We have your blood pressure. Standing by for 

food, water and 2l*-hour sleep reports. 

07 18 51 31 C Roger. I've had 37 pounds If ounces of water, 

08:07:00:00. Had Meal 5C I've had 2 hours 
of sleep just recently, very sound. 

07 18 51 51 CC Very good. How are you feeling in general at 

this time? 

07 18 51 55 C Fine. 

07 18 51 57 CC Thank you, Gordo, and if you're feeling as good 

as you look on the ground, you're in good shape. 
Carnarvon Surgeon out. 

07 18 52 02 C Thank you, 

07 18 52 05 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. Flight advises that 

for your 0AMS Thruster check at 11 hours 26 minutes 
to use Attitude Thrusters only. Do not use Maneuver 
Thrusters. 

07 18 52 23 C Roger. 

07 18 53 29 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon. Flight advises on this RCS 

... effect on scanner, there should be no effect. 
He said that they run tests on the GT-3 and found 
no problem. 

07 18 53 k3 C Okay, mighty fine. Thank you. 

GUAYMAS 

07 19 26 55 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AID position. 



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07 19 27 03 C Roger. 

07 19 27 28 CC Gemini- 5, Guaymas CAP COM. Turn your T/M Control 

Switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AED position. 

07 19 27 3^ C Roger. Guaymas CAP COM. It is there now. Do 

you read us? 

07 19 27 39 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear. 

07 19 27 hO C Okay. 

07 19 27 ^3 CC How' re you doing? 

07 19 27 52 CC How you all doing up there? 

07 19 27 55 P Just fine. 

07 19 27 56 CC Okay, we're showing you real good here on the 

ground. 

07 19 28 02 C Roger. 

07 19 28 22 P Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

07 19 28 23 CC Go ahead. 

07 19 28 2k P Would you advise Plight that we tried the No. 2 

fuel cell, and at the time we had 35 amps, which 
gave us about 22.9, so we went back on both fuel 
cells. 

07 19 28 35 CC Roger. Understand. 

07 19 28 51 P And advised that they'd like to get some data off 

it. We'll be glad to go back on it for a short 
period of time if they want to look at it. 

07 19 28 57 CC Roger. 

TEXAS 

07 19 30 36 CC Gemini-5, Houston CAP COM. 

07 19 30 39 C Go ahead, Houston CAP COM, Gemini-5. 



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07 19 30 kl CC Roger, you're looking good on the ground. Have 

you performed a purge since you passed the Canaries 
last time? 



07 19 


30 1*8 


c 


Yes, we have. 


07 19 


30 1+9 


CG 


Roger. Understand. Would you please turn off 
Section No. 1 Power switch? 


07 19 


31 00 


C 


Roger. No. 1 Power going OFF. 


07 19 


31 02 


CC 


Roger. 


07 19 


31 12 


C 


Getting that data? 


07 19 


31 13 


CC 


Roger. 


07 19 


31 17 


C 


22.9 volts. 


07 19 


31 20 


CC 


Same on the ground. That's just about what we 
expect, Gemini. 


07 19 


31 26 


c 


Okay, well as soon as you get it, we're going back 
on both. 


07 19 


31 29 


CC 


Okay. 


07 19 


31 hz 


CC 


Gemini, we concur, you can bring it back on. 


07 19 


31 ^5 


c 


Okay, turn it back on. Lights got bright. 


07 19 


31 51 


cc 


Roger. 


07 19 


31 52 


c 


Incidentally, just for your information - I guess 
you had telemetry - we're running ECS O2 again. 


07 19 


31 58 


cc 


Roger. Understand. 



07 19 32 22 CC Gemini, Houston here. Would you place your T/M 

Switch to COMMAND please, and we'll be standing by. 

07 19 32 29 C Roger. COMMAND. 

BERMUDA 

07 19 37 11 CC Gemini-5, Houston. 

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07 19 37 lh C Go ahead, Houston, Gemini-5. 

07 19 37 16 CC Good morning to you. 

07 19 37 18 C Good morning. How are you? 

07 19 37 20 CC line. Would you like to nave me review what the 

initial downrange needle deflections mean as far 
as the bank angle for you for this particular 
orbit, or are you pretty familiar with it? 

07 19 37 3h C As far as 30, 60, 90. 

07 19 37 36 CC Roger. 

07 19 37 hi C I'm very familiar with it as far as«60 degrees 

is the nominal with the footprints and 30 degrees 
would show you're beyond your footprint. A de- 
flection of 90 degrees would show that you are 
targeting the thumbwheels down towards the heel. 

07 19 38 03 CC Roger. What I was referring to exactly was that 

for your initial downrange deflection on your 
needle, if it deflected full scale up, it would 
require zero bank angle to get there. If it shows 
no downrange deflection, it's roughly 45 degrees 
bank angle; and for full downrange short, it 
requires about an initial 75 degrees bank angle. 

07 19 38 35 C Okay, those are lower scale readings, right? 

07 19 38 38 CC Roger, and that's pretty nominal. It's just 

about right in the middle of all the other lines 
on the graph. 

07 19 38 lf3 C Right. 

07 19 38 53 C Retro Time still 12:37—12:27:39? 

07 19 39 00 CC That's affirmative. 

07 19 39 02 C Okay. 

07 19 hO 15 CC Gemini- 5, this is Surgeon. Good morning, Gordo. 



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07 19 kO 19 C How are you? 

07 19 40 22 CC I would like to check with you. According to the 

records here you both have had some sleep during 
the night. How do you feel about any aid here as 
far as coming in for fatigue? 

07 19 kO 3k C Make a house call. 

07 19 kO 35 CC Yes, could I do that? 

07 19 ^0 39 C ... up. 

07 19 kO k2 CC Say, incidentally, Trudy asked me to tell you 

"Happy Anniversary" this morning. 

07 19 kO k& C Will you return the wishes to her? 

07 Ik kO 51 CC Will do. 

CANARY 

07 19 k9 08 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. Everything 

looks okay on the ground here; we have nothing 
for you this pass. 

07 19 kS 15 P Roger. We're GO up here. 

07 19 k9 17 CC Roger. 

07 19 U9 22 C You can report to Flight that we've just completed- 

our stowage and we're putting our helmets on and 
strapping down at this time. 

07 19 1+9 29 CC Roger. Understand. Copy, Flight? 

CARNARVON 

07 20 2k 15 CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. You look good on 

the telemetry; we're standing by. 

07 20 2k 20 C Roger, Carnarvon, we're ... 

07 20 29 01 CC Have you blown RCS? 

07 20 29 05 P That's affirmative, Carnarvon. 



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GUAYMAS 

07 21 00 17 CC Gemini-5, Guaymas CAP COM. 

07 21 00 19 C Go ahead, Guaymas, Gemini-5. 

07 21 00 22 CC Okay. We show you GO here on the ground; how 

do you do? 

07 21 00 2k C Roger. We're GO here. Everything's just peachy- 

keen. 

07 21 00 27 CC Okay. 

07 21 00 30 C Nice to have a control system again. 

07 21 00 32 CC I imagine it is. 
07 21 00 kl P Say, Guaymas. 

07 21 00 kk CC Go, boy. 

07 21 00 45 P We sure appreciate everything you did for us. 

We'll see you on the ground. 

07 21 00 k9 CC Okay, Peter. 

07 21 00 50 C Yes, thank all the people there for all the fine 

job they all did. 

07 21 00 53 CC We sure will. I think you all have done a real 

great job. 

07 21 00 56 C Biank you. We couldn't have done it without you 

folks. 

07 21 01 08 CC Give me your status on that OAMS at this time. 

What are you doing with it? 

07 21 01 11 C We're in RCS. The OAMS is pooped out. 

07 21 01 Ik CC Okay, did you run that OAMS check? 

07 21 01 19 p we didn't have enough CAMS system left to run it. 

We tried a little bit and if you'll stand by, I'll 
go ahead and blow the stick Just to see if I can 
hear it, but we're in RCS. 

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07 21 


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29 


CC 


Okay. 


07 21 


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38 


P 


No, I blew the stick but I couldn't hear it. 


07 21 


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kQ 


CC 


Okay, very good. 


07 21 


01 


k6 


CC 


I'm not showing any OAMJ lights at all on my 
console. 


07 21 


02 


08 


c 


Our whole OAMS system is pretty well shotj there 
aren't many thrusters left, and those that are 
left are pretty c ruddy. 


07 21 


02 


15 


CC 


Roger. Got that. 


07 21 


02 


18 


C 


We're also indicating below zero on the quantity 
gage; so I expect everything's in pretty bad 
shape, generally. 


07 21 


02 


25 


CC 


Roger. 


07 21 


02 


38 


c 


We're all set with the platform all alined, and 
all ready to fly around once more and follow along 


07 21 


02 


^5 


CC 


Here we go. 


07 21 


02 


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p 


And we even got everything stowed. 


07 21 


02 


52 


CC 


Now you're talking of a real accomplishment. 


07 21 


02 


5h 


c 


Yes, it is, but we started 12 hours ago. 


07 21 


03 


12 


CC 


Your RCS seems to be holding real well. 


07 21 


03 


15 


c 


Yes, it's a real fine system. 


07 21 


03 


20 


p 


we're using King a and we 11 use ix an wie way 
around. 


07 21 


03 


23 


CC 


Say again. 


07 21 


03 


25 


p 


I say, we're using Ring A and we'll use it all the 
way around for the alinement. 


07 21 


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CC 


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07 21 03 32 C We'll also start our— we'll use two rings for 

retrofire, and then we 1 11 lose Ring A for reentry 
until we need to bring on the other ring if we 
run out or need additional damping. 

07 21 03 k5 CC Roger. Copy that, 

TEXAS 

07 21 05 51 CG Gemini-5, Houston. 

07 21 05 53 C Roger, Houston, Gemini-5. All set ... ready to go. 

07 21 05 57 CC Very good. We're going to be sending your computer 

load. We want to confirm that you've got the 
computer on and it's in PHELAUNCH. 

07 21 06 Ok C Roger, on PHELAUNCH and Green ... light on. 

07 21 06 07 CC Okay, very good. I've also got your backup 

information. Are you ready to copy it? 

07 21 06 12 C Wait one. 

07 21 06 15 CC Okay. GMT of retrofire at 12:27:38. Time to 

1*00,000 is Ik plus 18. Time to reverse bank, 
19 plus 25, roll left 53, roll right 67. 

07 21 06 kO C Roger ... again. Can you give us those again? 

07 21 06 1(6 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Say again, please. 

07 21 06 50 C Roger. I wasn't quite ready to copy. Can you 

give us those again? 

07 21 06 53 CC All set now? 
07 21 06 55 C Right. 

07 21 06 58 CC Roger. GMT of retrofire is 12:27:38. Time to 

reverse bank, the time to U00,000 feet, Xk plus 18. 
Time to reverse, 19 plus 25. Bank left 53, bank 
right 67. 

07 21 07 29 P Copy. 



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07 21 07 31 CC Roger. Your altimeter setting for the recovery- 
area is 30.10. 

07 21 07 50 CC Gemini-5, Houston again. 

07 21 07 52 C Go ahead. 

07 21 07 54 CC Be advised that by some calculations your water 

tank for your fuel cells is approaching the full 
point, and if you get a Delta P light, we advise 
you not to worry about it, because we've run some 
tests that indicate that there's plenty of time 
on the order of 20 hours after you run the tank 
full that the fuel cell will still operate 
properly. 

07 21 08 18 C Roger. So, no sweat. 

07 21 08 21 CC Okay. 

07 21 08 29 C Those fuel cells have done very well, haven't they? 

07 21 08 32 CC They sure have. We've run all kinds of tests on 

them, haven't we? 

07 21 08 36 C Yes, we have I 

07 21 08 39 P Listen, on the GAMS system. It was just so sick 

that there was no sense working with it. I got the 
information down what was coupling into what, so 
you can figure which thrusters were bad. 

07 21 08 1+9 CC Roger. 

07 21 08 51 P And I blew the squib and couldn't hear it, but I 

did pulse the regulator and it worked. 

07 21 08 56 CC Okay, very good. You have a good DCS load for 

121-1 and a good Tr time. 

07 21 09 05 P Roger. We'll put the computer to REENTRY at this 

time. 

07 21 09 08 CC Roger. 

07 21 09 25 CC Gemini-5, this is Surgeon. I want to check again 

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use Item B. Is that affirm? 
07 21 09 36 C Tell them we took one for the road. 

07 21 09 kO CC One for the road. Okay. Gordo, I want to confirm 

again this blood pressure for Pete's use on reentry. 
We've checked the times here, and we see that the 
only time that we'll be over a site where we could 
get any blood pressure prior to the time that 
you're on the water would be over Guaymas, Pete. 
This will be between 12:35 and 12:1*0 over Guaymas. 
That would be after retro over Guaymas, so if you 
can get one blood pressure at that time, then get 
the programner in as soon as you're on the water, 
and be prepared to switch it back and forth then. 
The other item is in postlandingj remember that if 
you do have any symptoms at all after bridling of 
the chute or on the water, be sure and pump those 
calves and get your feet elevated, slide down so 
that your feet are above your head. 

07 21 10 kh P I've got the blood pressure roll installed, and 

I have the programner in my pocket. All I have to 
do is put it on and pump up the blood pressure, 
and it goes on the recorder. 

07 21 10 53 CC Roger, correct. 

07 21 11 07 CC Gemini-5, Houston. Be advised everybody ran out, 

looked up, and there you were. 

07 21 11 12 C Very good. 

07 21 11 Ik CC They want me to tell you it looks like you're 

moving fast. 

07 21 11 19 c Yes, we're really whistling! 

07 21 11 21 P Did you see that we're BEF? 

07 21 11 25 CC Well, it looks like you're about 3 degrees off 

in yaw. 

07 21 11 30 C No, that's wrong. 

07 21 11 32 CC Okay. 

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07 21 


11 


3* 


C 


* * * 




07 21 


11 


35 


cc 


Must have been the sun 


angle. 


07 21 


11 


37 


c 


What it was. 




07 21 


11 


kk 


cc 


Did Dave Scott mention 


to you the 



07 21 


12 


28 


cc 


07 21 


12 


30 


C 


07 21 


12 


32 


CC 



your reentry. 

07 21 11 52 C That we're going to have what? 

07 21 11 56 CC Just about as you get to 400,000 feet you should 

have a lighted horizon. 

07 27 12 01 C Roger. 

BERMUDA 
Gemini-5, Houston again. 
Go ahead. 

The ships that will be in your landing area will 
be the "Lake Champlain" and two destroyers, the 
"DuPont" and the "Waldren". The commander in 
charge of airborne operations' call sign will be 
Airborne, and the helicopters will be called 
Recovery 1 and 2, and Search 1, 2, and 3- 

07 21 12 59 C Okay. 

07 21 13 00 CC And as you're coming on down, I'll give you the 

call sign of the closest one to you and who you 
should try to contact. 

Roger . 

What's the call sign of "Lake Champlain"? 

Call sign is Night Hawk, but I think it'll be 
referred to as the "Lake Champlain". 

Okay, we just wanted to call her to get a Charlie 
time and a Fox Corp en. 

Roger. Do you still remember those paddle signals 

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07 21 


13 


07 


C 


07 21 


13 


12 


P 


07 21 


13 


15 


CC 


07 21 


13 


2k 


p 


07 21 


13 


29 


CC 



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for coming aboard? 
07 21 13 36 P You betchal 

07 21 13 43 C ... Pete's going to coach me. 

07 21 13 k6 CC Say again. 

07 21 13 48 C Tell ... that Pete's going to coach me. 

07 21 13 55 CC Listen, I don't know how you log time like that. 

07 21 13 59 C 

07 21 Ik 06 CC Gemini-5, Houston here. Be advised since you've 

changed microphones, you're pretty difficult to 
read. It would be better if you talied a little 
bit slower. 

07 21 Ik 16 C Roger. We . . . headsets for the entire flight till 

about 15 minutes ago. 

07 21 Ik 23 CC Okay, very good. They're a lot better. You seem 

to be picking up a lot of background noise when 
you're transmitting. 

07 21 lU 31 C Okay. 

07 21 Ik 33 CC What kind of headsets are those, Gordo? 

07 21 Ik 37 C 

07 21 Ik kO CC Think I've heard of that before. 

07 21 Ik k2 C Roger. 

07 21 Ik k$ P Houston, Gemini-5, we'd like to report the Pre- 

retro Checklist is complete. 

07 21 Ik U9 CC Roger, understand. Preretro is complete. 

07 21 15 02 C Houston, could you give us a GMT time hack, please? 

07 21 15 05 CC Roger. GMT time hack on my mark it will be 

11:16:00 and that'll be about 50 seconds. I'd 
like to remind you again, Gemini-5, that your 



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Event Timer should be set up at 27 minutes over 
Carnarvon rather than the 36 that was in the 
Flight Plan. 



07 21 


15 


k2 


P 


That's Charlie. 


07 21 


15 




cc 


Okay, in 15 seconds, approximately, it'll be 
11:16:00. 5 seconds, 3> 2, l, 


07 21 


16 


00 




MARK, 11:16:00. 


07 21 


16 


oh 


c 


Roger, we're on. 


07 21 


16 


12 


c 


I'll have to trade this Accutron in. I've had to 
change it h seconds now throughout the flight. 


07 21 


lb 


21 


CC 


Roger , Gemini - 5 • 


Of 21 


Id 


31 


OC 


Gemini-5, iet me caution you on your microphone 
again. We're going to need the IVT readings over 
Hawaii and we're not going to have a lot of time; 
so try to give them slowly and distinctly. 


07 21 


16 


kk 


C 


Okay, is that better now? 


07 21 


16 


1+6 


CC 


Yes, it is. Did you put the faceplate down? 


07 21 


16 


^9 


c 


No, I moved the microphone further away. 


07 21 


16 


51 


cc 


Okay. 


07 21 


16 


58 


p 


How do I sound now with the faceplate down? 


07 21 


17 


01 


c 


Okay, how's that now? 


07 21 


17 


02 


cc 


That's a little better. 


07 21 


17 


05 


p 


Okay. 


07 21 


17 


Ik 


cc 


It looks like we'll have adequate coverage across 
the States so that we should be able to provide 
you your backup guidance quantities before you go 
into blackout. 


07 21 


17 


23 


c 


Very good. 


07 21 


18 


01+ 


p 


Houston, Gemini-5. 



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07 21 18 06 CC Go ahead. 

07 21 18 08 P Where would you like the No. 1 Bio-med Recorder 

put on, what time? 

07 21 18 Ik CC Right now would be a good time, right now. Did 

you get that, Gemini-5? 

07 21 18 21 P I say, what time would you like the Bio-med No. 1 

Recorder on? It is not on the checklist. 

07 21 18 29 CC Roger. Put it on now. Put it on now. 

07 21 18 32 P Roger. 

07 21 18 33 CC We're just coming up on LOS now. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

07 21 23 29 CC Gemini-5, this is Canary CAP COM. 

07 21 23 3^ C Go ahead, Canary CAP COM, Gemini-5. 

07 21 23 37 CC Roger. We would like to confirm that Bio-med 

Recorder No. 1 is off. 

07 21 23 kk P Roger. It's off. 

07 21 23 kf CC Okay, and what computer mode are you in? 
07 21 23 51 C REENTRY. 

07 21 2k 09 CC Flight would like me to get another reading on 

the Bio-med Tape Recorder No. 1 status. 

07 21 2k 16 C Roger. It is ON, No. 1 and 2 are both on. 

07 21 2k 21 CC Roger. I copy No. 1, 2 both on. 

07 21 2k 45 CC Gemini-5, we'll give you a time hack on Tr at 

1 hour. That will be 60 minutes. 

07 21 26 36 CC Gemini-5, Canary CAP COM. I'll give you a time 

hack on T R in roughly 1 minute. 

07 21 26 kk P Gemini-5, Roger. 



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07 21 27 36 CC 3, 2, 1, MARK. You're 60 minutes. 

07 21 27 P Roger. It's right on the button, 60:00. 

07 21 27 k8 CC Roger. We'll have LOS in about 30 seconds. 

Everybody here at Canary Islands would like to 
extend their congratulations, 

07 21 27 56 P Thank you very much. We'd like to say the same 

to you for your wonderful help. 

07 21 28 00 CC Roger. Our pleasure. 

07 21 28 02 P See you in Houston. 

07 21 28 Ok CC Roger. 

CARNARVON 

07 21 57 hk CC Gemini-5, Carnarvon CAP COM. 

07 21 57 48 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, Gemini-5 here. 

07 21 57 50 CC Roger. I'm going to update you with a new 

preretro load and a new time. I've also got 
the backup guidance quantity. Are you prepared to 
copy? 

07 21 58 03 P Ready to copy. 

07 21 58 08 CC Transmitting your T R . 

07 21 58 19 CC You got a T R , you're in sync, transmitting your 

load. 

07 21 58 23 P Wait a minute. It's not transmitting yet. 

07 21 58 2h CC I'll transmit the load. 
07 21 58 28 P Okay, go ahead. 

07 21 58 31 CC Roger. I got a hack— let me give you the backup 

guidance quantity preview and then we'll check a 
couple of the cores in the MDIU. 

07 21 58 kk P Read it. 

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07 21 58 U5 CC Roger. 

07 21 58 1*6 CC GMTRC, 12:27:53; KET UOOK, lU plus 12; HETRB 

19 plus 21; bank left 53, bank right, go right 67. 

Copy? 



07 21 59 21 


P 


Copy. 




07 21 59 22 


CC 


Roger. 


Okay, let's check Core 03 ... 03 . 


07 21 59 35 


P 


52192. 




07 21 59 w 


CC 


Roger. 


Stand by one. Okay, read out Core 10. 


07 22 00 03 


p 


02955. 




07 22 00 06 


CC 


Roger. 


You've got it. 


07 22 00 09 


p 


Good. 


Good. 


07 22 00 10 


CC 


I'll give you Event Timer countdown time hack 
at 27 minutes 00 seconds. 


07 22 00 21 


CC 


... about 20 seconds. 


07 22 00 3k 


CC 


10 seconds, 4, 3, 2, 1, 


07 22 00 1+3 


CC 


MARK. 




07 22 00 »*6 


p 


Got it. 


07 22 00 1*7 


CC 


Okay, I' 11 give you GMT time hack at 12 hours 
01 minute in about 5 seconds. 


07 22 00 58 


p 


Roger . 




07 22 00 59 


CC 


2, 1, 




07 22 01 00 


CC 


MARK. 




07 22 01 03 


p 


Okay, 


we're right on. Verify the computer is 



Reentry. 
07 22 01 09 CC Roger. 

07 22 01 17 P I don't quite understand why I didn't get a DCS 

light on either of the Tr's, but I guess it went in. 



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07 22 01 2k CC Roger. We got the maps back. And those core 

readouts you gave me check out with my ET message. 



07 22 


01 


30 


P 


Give me a Tr at 26. 


07 22 


01 


33 


CC 


Roger. 10 seconds to go. 


07 22 


01 


38 


CC 


5, k, 3, 2, 1, 


07 22 


01 


h3 


CC 


MARK. 


07 22 


01 


kQ 


CC 


Did you get it? 


07 22 


01 


50 


p 


Okay, we're right on the button, 



you very much. We appreciate all your help and 
we'll see you back in Houston and say hello to 
everybody. 



07 22 


01 


59 


CC 


Roger. Will do. 

CANTON 


07 22 


18 


ok 


CC 


Gemini-5j Gemini-5> Houston here. Standing by. 


07 22 


19 


36 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. We're standing 
by in case you need anything. 


07 22 


19 


5k 


p 


Houston, Gemini-5. Did you call? 


07 22 


19 


57 


CC 


Roger. Houston here. We're just standing by in 
case you need anything. 


07 22 


20 


02 


p 


Roger. Everything's fine. 


07 22 


20 


05 


CC 


Very good. Very good. 
HAWAII 


07 22 


23 


5k 


CC 


Gemini-5 » Hawaii CAP COM. 


07 22 


23 


57 


p 


Read you loud and clear, Hawaii; standing by. 


07 22 


23 


59 


CC 


Roger. I'll give you a mark at 3 minutes. 


07 22 


2k 


02 


p 


Roger . 


07 22 


2k 


38 


CC 


Stand by. 3» 2, 1, 



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07 22 2k k3 CC MARK. 

07 22 2k 1*7 P We're right on. 

07 22 2k k9 CC Roger. 

07 22 25 ±6 CC MARK, 2 minutes. 

07 22 25 1*7 P Roger. We're right on. 

07 22 26 43 CC MARK, one minute. 

07 22 26 51 P SEP CAMS, SEP ELECTRIC, and SEP ADAPT. 

07 22 26 5k CC Roger. ADAPTER SEP. 

07 22 27 08 CC We'll pick up the count at Tr minus 10 seconds, 

07 22 27 11 P Roger. 

07 22 27 13 CC 30 seconds. 

07 22 27 33 CC 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, k t 3, 2, 1, 

07 22 27 k3 CC Retrofire! 

07 22 27 kk CC Auto-Manual Retrofire. 

07 22 27 50 CC Rocket 3 fired. 

07 22 27 55 CC Rocket 2 fired. 

07 22 28 00 CC Rocket k fired. 

07 22 28 03 CC Verify all retros fired. 

07 22 28 05 P All four retros fired. 

07 22 28 08 CC Roger. Standing by for IVI readouts. 

07 22 28 10 C 269 aft. 009 left. l8l down. 

07 22 28 16 CC Say again the first. 

07 22 28 17 C 269 aft. 010 left. l8l down. 

07 22 28 32 C Retropack is Jettisoned. 

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07 22 28 3k CC Roger. Retrojettison. 

07 22 29 38 CC How were the attitudes? 

07 22 29 39 P Attitudes looked pretty good. 

07 22 29 k2 CC Roger. 

07 22 29 49 CC I'll give you mark at Tr plus 3 minutes. 

07 22 30 kO CC 3, 2, 1, 

07 22 30 k3 CC MARK. 

07 22 30 CC Hawaii has LOS. 

PT. ARGUELLO 



07 22 


33 


03 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 


07 22 


33 


25 


CC 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 


07 22 


23 


29 


p 


Hello, Houston. Gemini-5. Read you loud and 
clear. 


07 22 


33 


31 


CC 


Roger. I'm reading you loud and clear also. I'll 
have your backup guidance quantities for you at 
about 15. 


07 22 


33 


38 


p 


Oh, Roger. 


07 22 


33 


ko 


CC 


Enjoy the view. 


07 22 


33 




p 


It's dark out here! 


07 22 


33 




CC 


Oh, that's right. 


07 22 


3^ 


15 


CC 


Gemini-5, Houston. Your weather remains the same. 
It's at 2000 feet scattered. Visibility 10 miles. 
Weather is good. Winds are only 8 knots. The 
altimeter remains the same} and the wave height's 
only about 3 feet. 


07 22 


3^ 


27 


p 


Very good. 


07 22 


3U 


k6 


p 


Sorry I can't report a ... package but it was 



pitch black outside. 

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07 22 3k 51 CC Where's your night vision? 

07 22 3^ 5k P We got the lights off like the simulator. 

07 22 3k 57 CC Roger, Roger. 

07 22 35 18 CC Gemini-5, you can give us the blood pressure any 

time now. We've got good T/M on you. 

07 22 35 25 P One blood pressure . . . 

07 22 35 k2 CC Cuff full-scale. 

07 22 36 01 CC Okay. We got a valid blood pressure there on the 

Pilot. 

07 22 36 05 P Say again. 

07 22 36 07 CC Your blood pressure is valid. Thank you. 

07 22 36 09 CC Gemini-5, your time to 1*00,000 of Ik plus 12 looks 

good from our data. 

07 22 36 18 P Very good. 

07 22 36 58 CC Gemini-5, Houston. If you've got time, you might 

tell us when you can see the light of the horizon. 

07 22 37 05 P Okay. The sun is shining on the spacecraft now, 

but we have no horizon yet. 

07 22 37 10 CC Okay. You should get the lighted horizon just 

slightly before 1*00,000. 

07 22 37 18 P Roger. 

07 22 38 Ok P This is a very fantastic sight out here! I don't 

know what all the stuff is, I guess pieces of the 
retro-adapter or whatever is following along with 
us, but it's all lit up in the sunlight into a 
complete black void. 

07 22 38 19 CC Roger. Can you see the retro-adapter back there 

at all? 

07 22 38 22 P No. 

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07 22 38 2k CC Okay. 

07 22 38 32 P Okay. I'm. beginning to see the horizon straight 

below us. We're across the terminator now. 

07 22 38 32 CC Okay. 

TEXAS 

07 22 39 10 P Okay. We have a good horizon now. 

07 22 39 13 CC Roger on the good horizon. 
07 22 hO 06 P Okay. We just passed White Sands. 

07 22 hO 09 CC Roger, 

07 22 hO 15 CC We should have your backup guidance quantity for 

you shortly. 

07 22 hO 18 P Okay. 

07 22 hO 21 P 

07 22 hO 2h CC Okay. I guess you're cleared. You know the 

control zone only goes up to about 60,000 feet, so 
you're safe till you get down to there. 

07 22 hO 31 P Okay, 

07 22 hi 12 CC Gemini-5, Houston. We'll get blackout around 

16 plus lit-. 

07 22 hi 22 P Roger. Understand 16 plus ll+. 

07 22 Itl 25 CC Roger. 

07 22 Itl 26 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5. Houston with your backup 

guidance. 

07 22 h2 00 P Go ahead. 

07 22 1*2 02 CC Roll left 5U. Roll right 68. Time to reverse 

bank, 19 plus 25. 

07 22 42 13 P Okay. Understand. Roll left 5h and roll right 68, 

and reverse bank 19 plus 25. 

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07 22 


1+2 


21 


cc 


That's affirmative. You'll be in the blackout at 
approximately 16 plus ll+. Out of blackout at 
approximately 21:20. 


07 22 


1+2 


32 


p 


Okay. In at 16 plus ll+; out at 21 plus 20. 


07 22 


1+2 


37 


cc 


Roger. 


07 22 


1+2 


57 


cc 


Gemini-5, your time for the drogue chute ie 22 
plus 05. For main 23 plus 1+8. 


07 22 


k3 


09 


p 


Roger. Drogue is 22 plus 05 . Main is 23 plus 1+8. 


07 22 


1+3 


ll+ 


cc 


Roger. 


07 22 


1+3 


17 


p 


Just passed the Mississippi. 


07 22 


1+3 


33 


cc 


You're coming up on blackout now, Gemini-5. Have 
a nice ride. 


07 22 


1*3 


36 


p 


Thank you very much. 


07 22 




58 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston calling in the blind 
during blackout. Gemini-5, Houston calling. 


07 22 


1+6 


1*5 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston transmitting in the 
blind during blackout. 


07 22 


1+7 


Ik 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here. CAP transmittini 
in the blind during blackout at 19 plus 37. 


07 22 


1*7 


1*5 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston transmitting in the 
blind during blackout at 20 plus 38. 


07 22 


1+8 


ll+ 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston transmitting in the 
blind during blackout at 20 plus 38* 


07 22 


1+8 


1+8 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston here transmitting now. 
Do you read? 


07 22 


h9 


09 


p 


• • • 


07 22 


h9 


10 


cc 


Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. You were unreadable 
that time. Can you give me your guidance informa- 
tion? 


07 22 


h9 


17 


p 


I don't think we got guidance. 



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07 22 k9 25 CC Roger. Understand. Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. 

Can you tell me what you are flying? 

07 22 k9 37 P ••• bank angles. I think we're a little bit short. 

07 22 k^ kl CC Roger. Understand you're flying bank angles and 

you think you're a little short. Do you have 
guidance at all? 

07 22 1*9 47 P Yes. ... We have the drogue out. 

07 22 1+9 55 CC Roger on the drogue. 

07 22 50 53 CC Gemini-5, Gemini- 5. If you read, give us a call 

when you put your main out. 

07 22 50 58 P ... on the drogue at ... 15,000. 

07 22 51 02 CC Roger. Understand you are still on the drogue. 

07 22 51 09 P 

07 22 51 39 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Do you have your main out yet? 

07 22 51 50 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. Do you have your main 

chute out yet? 

07 22 51 56 C ... on the main. We're in landing attitude. 

07 22 52 00 CC Roger. Understand your main's out and you're 

in landing attitude. Have a nice landing. 

07 22 52 Oh P Thank you. Do you know where we are? 

07 22 52 08 CC It looks like you're a little up-range. We've 

got some radar tracking from the destroyer, and 
it looks like you're a little bit up-range from 
him. How do you feel, Gemini-5? How do you feel? 

07 22 52 22 C 

07 22 52 2k P I feel fine, too. 

07 22 52 26 CC Okay. Understand you both feel okay. 
07 22 52 3k CC ... this is Air Boss. ... 



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07 22 52 36 C Gemini-? reads you loud and clear. 

07 22 52 k3 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Houston. We'll have to stand 

by for a minute or two to get some radar tracking 
from the recovery forces. 

07 22 52 53 C Okay, Gemini-5. 

07 22 53 10 CC Gemini-5 ... Air Boss. ... Air Boss. 

07 22 53 26 CC This is Air Boss. Would you give me a short 

count for a DF steer please? 



07 22 53 30 C 



Roger. Gemini-5; I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, k, 3, 2, 1. 
Over. 



07 22 53 kk CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Roger, your short 

count. 

07 22 5k 38 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Would you give me 

another short count? 



07 22 5h k3 C 



Roger. Gemini-5; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, k, 3, 2, 1. 
Over. 



07 22 $k 52 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Air Boss requests 

another short count please. Over. 

Roger. Gemini-5; 1, 2, 3, k, 5, 5, k, 3, 2, 1. 
Over. 



07 22 5k 58 C 



07 22 55 08 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Roger. I have a 

good bearing on you on that transmission. You're 
bearing 275 degrees from me. Jfy position is 
22 miles west of the carrier. Over. 

07 22 56 kS CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Do you read me now? 

Over. 

07 22 57 07 CC Gemini-5, Air Boss. Are you reading me? Over. 

AIRCRAFT CARRIER LAKE CHAMPLAIN 
07 23 Ok 16 C This is Gemini-5 on the water. 

07 23 07 35 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Air Boss. How do you read? 



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07 23 08 57 C Air Boss, Gemijii-5 **• over. 

07 09 20 C Hello, Air Boss. Hello, Air Boss, Gemini-5 here. 

07 23 09 33 CC This is Air Boss, Roger. 

07 23 17 27 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Air Boss. Over. 

07 23 17 ^1 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Over. 

07 23 18 50 CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, Air Boss. Over. 

07 23 19 5h CC Gemini-5, Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. Do you read? 

07 23 26 36 CC Gemini-5, Air Boss. 

07 ?^ U 10 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. If you can read, 

' helos have you in sight and they'll be there in 

a couple minutes. 

07 23 36 kO CC Gemini-5, if You can read, this is Air Bqss. 
' J J Have helos in sight and they'll be along any 

moment. 

07 23 36 56 CC Gemini-5, this is Air Boss. I heard a ... after 
' my last transmission. If you read me would you 

give two . . . please . 



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