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VOLUME II of III
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116:11:38 C Now you can see the sun. See, the edge of the sun
is just going to come up there. Right, directly -
116:11:43 P Yes, right where we think the sun is going to come
up there's a very bright - -
116:11:45 C Orange.
116:11:47 P Orange just at the - -
116:11:49 C Now let's look at that sort of a, color of nitrous
oxide coming in there. See that haze layer? It
looks just like a brownish - -
116:11:55 P Yes! Yes!
116:11:56 C ... of oxidizer.
116:11:57 P Yes. Now the bright band is further out - -
116:11:59 P ••• 411 tne clouds.
116:12:02 C Now it is a brilliant yellow coming up.
116:12:04 P Yes, brilliant yellow and just barely - not I get -
that sun ' s going to peek up . ... getting yellower .
Il6:12:l4 C There she is, right then ...
116:12:19 P Yes. There she comes. She goes from orange - -
116:12:20 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
116:12:21 C Somebody's calling us. We better - -
116:12:22 P Yes.
116:12:23 P Okay. Someone's calling, but she's going from
orange quickly into a white - brilliant white light
116:12:31 C What do we have after the fuel cell purge? Do we
have anything else on this pass? I think we may
116:12:38 P Okay. lake that, 1*11 get up. I have to turn off
116:12:^3 C Can you get that light switch? Would you get it for
116:12:1*5 P Yes.
116:12:50 C D-U/D-7 at 112.
116:12:51 P A comment of general info: the little handy-dandy
flashlights which were given to us for the flight
are very handy and used quite a bit. In contrast,
we still haven't used the utility lights which are
resting on our sidewalls.
116:13:16 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
116:13:20 C Houston, this is Gemini VII here.
116:13:25 CC Roger. How are the communications to you through
116:13:32 C You're very readable. In fact, almost unbelievable
116:13:38 CC Roger. We'll talk to you over the HP.
116:28:59 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. If you copy, place
your T/M switch to the REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID posi-
116:29:05 C This is VII. Roger. T/M going to REAL-TIME and
116:29:10 CC Roger. We have it.
116:29:16 C You ready for a fuel cell purge?
116:29:17 CC Roger. We're ready at this time. Everything
looks good on the ground.
116:29:20 C Are you ready for a fuel cell purge?
Roger. Ready for the fuel cell.
Guaymas. Purge is complete.
Roger. We're ready for your quantity read. Would
you go to the ECS 0 2 position?
Okay, the FUEL CELL
FUEL CELL H 2 .
Roger. You can place it in the OFF position.
Everything looks good here . Stand by for Houston ' s
This is VII. Go ahead.
ITlcLL l\. ^x~ai •
X\UgcI • 1UU Eli. c XUI X •
Understand. GO for 90-1.
Roger. And you can be getting the GO/NO-GO infor-
mation ready for me. I'll take it whenever you get
Okay, Elliot. Thank you.
The GT-VI sim flight has been completed and we 're
planning to - we're hoping to launch it on the
eighth day, so we want to be maneuvering you to-
day. We plan to do that in about 2 hours or so.
We'll see if we can fit it into the schedule.
Very good of you.
Bucket of bolts came out on the sim flight.
They made it through it, somehow or other.
We have a Cadillac here.
Roger. Frank, we're moving right along on this
suit situation. I believe we're making progress.
I would like to get specific comments from you at
this time, summarizing your feelings on the suit,
the comfort situation and other pertinent factors.
Roger. Jim is very comfortable and, of course, he
has much better mobility outside of the suit. No
question in our minds now that the only way to fly
these things is without pressure suits. Those get
me down. Suits are a great idea, but should be
stored on-board some way, or used as an emergency
item. If we have to keep one suit on, I would
prefer to keep mine on so we don't have to change
and change out again, becuase we both want them on
for the rendezvous. If it's agreeable to the people,
I would like to take mine off. Now we have - the
cabin suit temperature has gone down now, so I'm
not as uncomfortable as I was, and I found a place
to sit in the spacecraft where I take advantage of
some circulations from Jim's hose and it cools me
Roger. Do you have any additional comments regarding
the feasibility or the advisability of - during the
full duration - what in - why don't you discuss the
configuration regarding full duration.
I - the full duration I - I'm convinced we could
run the whole works without suits. Matter of fact,
that would be the most desirable way. However, I
think for the rendezvous we would probably want to
have the suits on. If it would be convenient with
people, we would like to have the suits on in ren-
dezvous and take them off again until, say, one day
Roger. We copy.
Along that line, Elliot, I think we'll need about
6 hours the day before, to get the spacecraft in
reentry configuration so we can repack and get
everything the way we want it for reentry.
Roger. You can 3tand by for a Tp update.
We didn't get a map that time. We will be trans-
mitting it again in a minute.
Okay. Received, Elliot.
Roger. We got a good map here too. We're in good
shape. Would you place your T/M switch back to
COMMAND if you haven't done so already?
Roger. We're at COMMAND.
Stand by for Flight.
Gemini VII, Houston Flight.
Go ahead, Flight.
We've talked this situation over with the experts
here, and if your problem is perspiration, they
agree with you with regards to turning on an addi-
tional compressor to get more airflow. If, however,
the problem is really suit inlet temperature, we feel
that the best way to do it is to use the Primary
Pump A rather than B because this does triple the
flow to the suit heat exchanger. The problem is
probably due to the water boiler temperature being
somewhat warm as a result of the high cabin temper-
ature . So you can use the system as you see fit on
Roger, Chris. Thank you. As I said, now things seem
to be under control. If we do get warm again, I'll
go to a Primary Pump A and B OFF.
116:1+1:58 C We have a GO /NO-GO for you.
116:1+2:01 CC Okay. Go ahead.
ll6«l+2*06 C All main batteries are okay. Fuel cell Stack LA
at 3.5; IB at 1+.0; 1C, U.O; 2A, 3-0; 2B, 3.0; 2C,
5.0; RCS A 3,000, 80 degrees.
115:1+2:1+0 C Secondary 0 2 , 5300.
Il6:k2:kh CC Roger. We missed the last Secondary 0 2 pressure
and we do not have the bus voltage yet.
116:^2:51 C Bus voltage is 27. Last Secondary Og, 5^00.
116:1+2:59 CC Roger. Copied.
ll6:U3:02 C Thank you.
Il6:±+3:0l+ CC Roger. We - I hope to have some word regarding the
suits before too long.
116:1+3:12 C Okay, Elliot, no problem. Thank you very much. We
don't want to cause them any trouble.
116:1+3:32 CC I believe we have a little time here, Gemini VII.
I'll give you some of the news for the day.
116:1+3:39 P Sounds great.
116:1+3:1+3 CC Incidentally, are you aware that the HF is up?
116:1+3:1+9 C Roger. We turned it off with these passes so we'd
be reading a lot better with it off.
116:1+3:51+ CC Roger. There was a big demonstration in Moscow
yesterday, against US policy in Vietnam. George
Bundy has resigned his White House position to be-
come president of the Ford Foundation. US Steel
indicates that it might build a new steel mill in
Baytown. Tommy Nobis still hasn't made up his mind
whether he wants to play for Houston or Atlanta.
And finally, John Unitas is out for the season. He
suffered torn ligaments in their game in Chicago
116 :!+!+: 33 C Elliot.
116:44:35 CC Go ahead.
116:44:36 C Will you please tell Nobis to sign with Houston?
116:44:39 CC Roger. We'll tell him a voice from outer space
had that message.
116:44:54 CC We'll keep you posted on the maneuver plans.
116:44:59 C Thank you.
116:45:06 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Surgeon has a question. Can
you comment on the charcoal situation?
116:45:17 C I think we ought to be ... with the ...
116:45:24 P We need more charcoal and less lithium hydroxide.
116:45:29 CC Roger. We copy.
117:05:05 CC Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Do you read?
117:05:11 P This is VII. Roger. Read you loud and clear.
117:05:13 CC Roger. Jim, just have a few seconds to talk to you
here. I'd like to suggest you might start lunch
a little bit early . We may have you a little bit
busy here. We plan to power -up at Carnarvon for
your burn and will be giving you the burn in about -
it looks about two hours from now.
117:05:32 P Roger. Understand. We'll eat lunch a little bit
early. Right now we're just completing the D-U/D-7
117:05:43 CC Roger.
117:05:44 C Houston, this is Gemini VII.
117:12:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
117:12:07 P Not clear yet. Gemini VII.
117:12:11 CC Roger. Didn't get to talk to you very long at
Kano. Are you clear on our situation here? We
plan to do the maneuver just about two hours from
now and we plan to start powering you up at
Carnarvon on this pass. Do you read?
117:12:29 P Understand. Power-up Carnarvon this pass.
117:12:32 CC Roger. And we suggest you might consider starting
your lunch early just to kind of relieve the situa-
tion here. We might have you a little busy.
117:12:^3 P Roger. We will do that.
117:12: ^5 CC Roger.
117:12:^6 C ... D-12 then - will we still do that?
117:12:50 CC Stand by. Let me see where that is. Yes. You
should be able to do that. That will be well ahead
117:13:01 C Okay.
117:13:05 P Houston, VTI.
117:13:06 CC Go ahead.
117:13:08 P We have, according to our calculations, 10 minutes.
and 15 seconds burst of the D-U/D-7 tape.
117:13:15 CC 10 minutes and 15 seconds. Is that correct?
117:13:20 P That is correct.
117:13:21 CC Roger.
117:13:29 C Houston, Gemini VII.
117:13:32 CC Go ahead.
117:13:3^ C S-8/D-13: Lovell missed 7 and Borman missed 11
117: 13:^1 CC Lovell 7 and Borman 11. Roger.
117:26:22 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
117:26:25 P Go ahead, Carnarvon . Gemini VII.
117:26:27 CC Roger. Flight plan undate for you.
117:26:33 P Stand by. Go ahead.
117:26:39 CC Roger. You can start your normal power*-up to aline
with the sheet here at the present time. There is
one exception to that; we want the A Pumps on in
both loops prior to switching the platform on .
117:26:5*+ C ... Roger. A Pumps on in both loops prior to
switching the platform on .
117:26:57 CC Roger. You can start that one now.
117:27:00 C Thank you.
117:27:05 CC Okay, Gemini VII. We'd like the MSC-2 and -3 on
at the present time.
117:27:20 C Is that an update too?
117:27:22 CC That's affirmative.
117:27:23 C Okay. Thank you.
117:27:36 C You want me to power-up check list now, Carnarvon?
117:27:40 CC Roger. We'll stand by for a while.
117:28:46 C Okay. Go ahead, Carnarvon.
117:28:47 CC All right. We're at MSC-2 and -3; will be off at
117:28:59 C Will you say it again? Your burn.
117:29:02 CC Roger. MSC-2 and -3 will be off at 136:00:00.
117:29:14 C Roger.
117:29:15 CC Okay. At 118:07:00; power-up the computer.
117:29:31 C Roger.
117:29:33 CC 118:55:00: UHF test; delete.
117:29:42 C Say again the time.
117:29:44 CC 118:55:00; delete the UHF test.
117:29:55 C Roger.
117:29:57 CC Okay. 119:00:00: BIO MED Recorder Number 1 on.
117:30:12 C Roger.
117:30:15 CC MSC-12 at 119:48:23; delete.
117:30:25 C Roger.
117:30:28 CC MSC-2 and -3: 120:00:00; delete.
117:30:40 C Roger.
117:30:42 CC Okay. That's all on the flight plan update for
the present. You're looking good here on the
ground. We're standing by.
117:30:49 C Thank you very much. Everything looks good up
here now, too.
117:30:52 CC Roger.
117:31:35 C Say, my flight plan update is printing out.
117:31:41 CC Very good,
117:31:52 C Did I miss anything on that?
117:31:54 CC Negative .
117:31:56 C Roger.
117:32:45 C Flight, we've shown a 4-degree drop in the suit heat
exchanger temperature since Canary Islands summary
117:32:54 CC Roger, 4-degree drop.
117:32:57 P That's affirmative.
117: 3^: 42 CC Carnarvon, Gemini VII.
117:34:44 P Roger. VII.
117:34:46 CC Do you have anything on the M3C in the experiment
coming up at 118:12:52?
117:42:08 C Carnarvon, Gemini VII.
117:42:11 CC Roger, VII.
117:42:14 C Is there anything on the MGC experiment coming up
117:42:21 C 12:52.
117:42:32 CC Negative, Gemini VII on that - -
117:42:39 C They did not delete that one. Is that right?
117:42:44 CC That's affirmative - that's affirmative, C-emini VII.
117:42:48 C Okay. Thank you.
117:47: 49 C Serial Number 95573-^85-3 just came to pieces in
my hand. Thanks a lot, Doctor .
117:47:58 P 118:12:52: recorder going on, IR Experiment 4l7 ...
117:48:56 CC Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do you read?
117:48:59 C Go ahead, Gemini VII.
117:49:01 CC Roger. Do you have pretty good contact at this
117:49:04 C Roger.
117:49:07 CC Roger. Mr. Haney passed along your message to Tommy
Nobis at Austin and he was genuinely impressed over
your interest. He said, quote: "It means a lot to
have a man of his stature taking an interest in the
decision" - unquote. Unfortunately, he said he was
still undecided and at this point he couldn't tell
which way he would go, but he asked us to thank you
for your interest.
117:1+9:41 C Thank you Elliot. Did you happen to see Dr. La ...
to determine all ... when we get back.
117:49:49 CC Roger. He ... has subject ...
117:49:53 C Yes. One of his urine samples just came to pieces
in my hand.
117:49:58 CC Just came to pieces?
117:50:02 C That's affirmative.
117:50:03 CC Before or after?
117:50:05 C After.
117:50:06 CC Very good. You just struck a blow.
117:50:10 P Help!
117:52:47 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
117:52:49 P Yes.
117:52:51 CC Flight Surgeon's message is, "Sorry about that,
117:53:13 P This is Gemini VII. Our platform is off. We are
going to the right now.
117:53:15 CC Roger, VII.
117:54:39 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
117:54:40 C Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
117:54:1+2 CC Roger. We show you GO on the ground this morning.
How is everything in your spacecraft?
117:54:46 C Very good.
117:54:47 CC Roger. Would like to have an on - an OAMS prop
quantity reading, if I could,
117:54:53 C Roger, they're reading 50 percent.
117:54:55 CC Roger. Understand 50 percent.
117:55:01 CC Standing by. You need not acknowledge.
117:55:32 CC Gemini VII. Would you turn your D-4/D-7 off, please?
118:03:24 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
118:03:31 P This is VII. You're coming in weak.
118:03:34 CC Roger, we're just starting to pick you up at
California. Like to advise this will be a UHF 6
118:03:44 P Roger, UHF 6.
118:03:54 CC We will be giving you a fairly lengthy flight plan
update here, Gemini. You can get your book out,
and also toward the end of the pass we'd expect to
have the maneuver updates for you.
118:04:19 P I'm all set to take the update, Elliot.
118:04:23 CC Roger. Before we start that, Flight Surgeon has
a question. Did you get another sample for the
one that was lost?
118:04:36 P We're still trying to get it.
118:04:39 CC Very good. Okay. First item, Node: Time 119:21:28;
Rev 75; 169.5 degrees east; right ascension,
11:22:29. Time: 120:36:00; purge fuel cells at
Carnarvon. Time: 121:00:00; BIO MED Recorder Number
I off. Do you copy?
118:05:1+0 P Roger. Copy.
118-05-1+2 CC S-6: 121:15:15", Sequence 10; pitch 30 degrees down,
yaw 8 degrees right. S-6: 122:32:21; Sequence 10;
pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 37 degrees right. Time:
122:52:00; crew status report on the Command Pilot
at Texas. MSC-2 and -3: 123:13:00; Sequences 0U;
stop at 123:23:00. D-1+/D-7: 123:31:30; Sequences
la 5 and hl6\ Mode 02. Do you copy?
118:07:19 P Have copied.
118:07:20 C Elliot, do you want us to turn the computer on now?
118:07:23 CC Roger. Go ahead.
118:07:1+8 C Computer on PRELAUNCH. ... The running light is
118:07:51 CC Understand computer on PRELAUNCH. Say again the
118:07:55 C The running light is GREEN.
118:07:58 CC Roger. Ready to copy the rest of the update?
118:08:01 P Roger.
118:08:03 CC Time: 12l+:13:00; crew status report on the Pilot
at Hawaii. 12*+: 1+5:00: PLA update at the RKV.
125:30:00: purge fuel cells at the CSQ. 125:30:00:
flight plan report. 126:00:00: BIO MED Recorder
Number 2 CONTINUOUS off at 136:00:00. Do you copy?
118:09:12 P Roger. Copied.
118:09:18 CC Okay, I'm ready to give you the maneuver updates
for the two burns. We'll be doing this in two
burns. Let me know when you're ready to copy.
118:09:25 C Ready to read.
118:09:31 CC Okay. The first burn: GET of the burn, 119:11:55;
Delta-V, 61.2; burn time 1 plus 18; yaw 0, pitch 0;
thrusters, aft; maneuver, Posigrade. Did you copy?
118:10:11 P We've copied.
118:10:13 CC Would you read that maneuver update back again,
118:10:16 C Burn at GET, 119:11:55; Delta-V, 61.2; Delta-P,
1 plus l8; yaw 0, pitch 0; aft thrusters, Posigrade.
118:10:31 CC Roger. Second maneuver: GET of the burn, 119:55:01;
Delta-V, 12.1; burn time, 15 seconds; yaw 180, pitch
0; thrusters, aft; maneuver, Retrograde. Read back.,
118:11:11 C Roger. GET, 119:55:01: Delta-V, 12.1; Delta-P, 15
seconds; yaw 180, pitch 0: thrusters, aft; Retro-
118:11:38 CC This is correct, Gemini VII.
118:11:41 C Elliot, will you give me an update for my - for our
118:11:47 CC Roger. I'll give you a Mark at 118 hours and 12
minutes, about 5 seconds from now. 3» 2, 1.
118:12:00 CC MARK. 118:12:00.
118:12:08 C Roger. We're exactly in sync.
118:12:11 CC Roger. I have a star reference for your Perigee-
Adjust. That is your first maneuver.
118:12:23 P Go ahead, Elliot.
118:12:27 CC This is for an SEF alinement. You will pass between
Denebola and Spica. Arcturus will rise at 119:06:04.
You should aline 12 A degrees below and 1.3 degrees
left of Arcturus . And you have the burn time of
1 plus 18.
118: 13:08 P Roger.
118:13:14 C Houston, Gemini VII.
118:13:15 CC Go ahead.
118:13:16 C We'd like to delete this MSC-12 at 118:12:52, please.
118:13:20 CC Roger. We have that.
118:13:22 C Thank you.
118: 1^:55 C Houston, Gemini VII. Do you have anything further
118:14:58 CC That's all we have at this time. Were you able to
get your lunch taken care of there? We kept you
pretty busy in this area.
No, we have not eaten yet.
We'll go ahead and put the updates in
make the burns .
118:15:1 1 +
Roger. Did you understand that the UHF check
all the procedures with it will be deleted on
Yes, thank you.
You have a T x coming up.
Roger. We noticed the tape dump over
Gemini VII, Houston. Did you receive
the T x ?
'VII, we're sending the T x again.
Roger. Standing by.
Still no T x here, Elliot.
We received the Tx, Elliot.
118: 18: 10 CC Roger, VII. Understand you received the ,
Il8:l8:26 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We note that the suit inlet
temperature has gone down about 10 degrees now.
Is it cooled off satisfactorily?
Il8: 18: 39 P It's very comfortable here now, Houston, very
118:18:42 GC Roger.
118:21:12 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Are you still reading us?
118:21:15 P Loud and clear, Houston.
118:21:17 CC Roger. We show a change in the temperature drop
from the control valve outlet to the heat exchanger
inlet from a previous value of 15 degrees to a pre-
sent value of 5 degrees. We feel that that's tht.-
difference that this higher flow is making.
118:21:37 F You're probably correct. I believe you're right.
Il8:4l:34 P For information, the moon is about 30 degrees from
the sky, directly ahead of us.
Il8:4l:39 P There's a little cloud cover down below.
118:1+1:46 P Yes..
118:42:39 P 35 seconds left to go.
118:42:58 P 15 seconds
118:43:08 P 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
118:43:15 P Well, we have other things to do.
118:43:17 C Right there. Okay.
118:43:22 P 2 minutes and 5 seconds, actually.
118:45:46 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
118:45:51 P This is VII. We read you loud and clear.
118:45:54 CC Roger. Jim, we did not give you the core load on
those two maneuvers. We would like to double-check
you on those. Core 25, on the first maneuver, would
be 00612 and on the second maneuver, Core 25, 90121.
Cores 26 and 27 all zeros on both loads.
118:46:05 C 121. No, 150.
118:46:22 P Let's scrub this.
ll8:U6:23 P This Delta- V is 15 seconds.
118:1+6:29 P Roger, Houston. Understand the cores for Address
25: first burn here is going to be 612 and the
Delta-V for the second burn will be 12.1.
118:46:37 P Roger. First one, they're going to be 612, and
the Delta-V for the second burn will be 121.
118:46:48 P That's right, 12.1 feet per second.
118:46:49 P Yes.
118:46:52 CC Roger.
118:46:56 P Okay, lets see last day SEF.
118:48:08 P We're going to stop at 119:13:13.
118:48:12 P Okay.
118:48:51 P That's going to be a minus 12.1.
118:48:56 C Right. 99-
118:48:58 P 90.
118:49:27 C ... what did it say about ...
118:49:29 P Arcturus ... little bit left.
118:49:39 C 9:06:04 ...
118:49:40 P Does it look good?
118:49:44 C It should be ...
118:49:46 P Okay. We're in position. There's the old stars.
There ' s ... over there .
118:50:15 C I don't see ...
118:52:12 C You don't like the strawberry cubes?
118:52:13 P No. Too sweet.
118:52:15 C I like them.
Il8:52:4l P I got a burn-rate command.
118:52:44 C Yes. Don't you think?
118:52:46 P Probably the best, because it keeps you right in
there anyway. That's exactly where you want to go.
Be doing that anyway .
Il8: 53:15 P This is Parachute Adjustment we want to make right
now, the long one.
118:53:17 C Right.
118:53:20 P The other one is going to be an Apogee-Drop Maneuver,
118:53:24 C Right.
118:53:39 P Okay. You're going to need the burn on the IVT's.
118: 53:^1 C Right.
118:53:44 P I'll double-check you on the time.
118:53:45 C Right.
118:53:46 P I'll just tell you when we get to that time. I'll
double-check it on my clock here. 1 minute and 18
118:53:51 C Okay.
118:53:56 P I have all zeros in now. You want me to put in
Do you have it now?
I'll read out the ... to make sure it reads out the
correct way .
118: S 1 ^ 1 *
It's in there. I'll read out 27 for you.
Il8:5 1 *:36
Yes. Read out 26 to me? ...
It 1 s in there .
Read out 27. It's all in there. All you have to
do is go to CATCH-UP and push the Start Count
You'll get it.
Why don't you let me have that while you do the
Very well . . . and see what we ...
Okay, ... hase gone up.
it's sure a lot bigger up here.
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Out next burn is 1+0 minutes after this one. Right?
Right. 119: 55:^ minutes.
Let's see, we have something on BIO MED recorder.
118:56:10 P At 1900. BIO MED Recorder Number 1?
118:^6:12 C Yes, Number 1 on.
118:56:17 P BIO MED Recorder Number 1, on at 1900.
119:01:08 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon'. We have nothing for you at
this time. We are standing by.
119:02:06 P Roger, Carnarvon. We're standing by to burn.
119:02:10 CC Roger.
119:07:0U CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Please do not acknowledge,
but we would like to have you raise the hydrogen
pressure up after you complete the burn.
119:07:1^ P We've got the heater on now.
119:07:16 CC Roger.
119:08:11 C Carnarvon, Gemini VII.
119:08:12 CC Roger. Go ahead.
119:08:13 C We've got Arcturus going right on the money.
119: 08: 16 CC Roger. We were remarking on the ground, you look
11^:10:07 C And we just had our first ... Arcturus was just
right in yaw but it looks to me that it might have
been a little bit off as far as the pitch goes. I
don't think we're going to be that far below it.
119:10:17 CC Roger.
119:22:38 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
119:22:1+3 C This is VII. Go ahead.
119:22:1+6 CC Roger. How did the burn go?
119:22:1+9 C Right along; we burned our Delta-V. ... on Delta-V.
We're seconds ... on Delta-V.
119:23:00 CC Roger.
119:23:02 CC How is the star reference? It was calculated for
the time of the middle of your burn.
119:23:12 C Roger. We ... ideas.
119:23:18 CC Roger.
119:23:22 CC We will be updating your computer on the next pass
over the US with a 90-1 load.
119:23:3*+ C Understand. Computer update over the US with 90-1
load. Thank you.
119:23:1+0 CC Roger. And we would like to pass up our congratu-
lations on your passing the Soviet duration record.
119:23:50 C That's very interesting, but we're interested in
Peter's and Gordo's record.
119:23:57 CC Roger. You're bearing down on that one.
119:2l+:ll CC Gemini VII, could you tell us how soon before the •
burn you pushed the Start Comp?
119:2U:29 C This is Gemini here ... We placed the Start Comp
on about k to 5 minutes before the burn.
119:2U:Uo CC 1+ or 5 minutes before the burn. Roger.
119:2U:l+7 CC We want you to power-down after the next burn but
leave the A Pumps on for about 1 hour after that.
119:25:06 P Bo you want us to bring the computer down or leave
it up there, Red?
119:25:10 CC You can bring it down after the burn, when you power -
119:25:21 P Roger. And we can bring the computer down also
119:25:25 CC That is correct, and we'd like to advise that all
retros from now on are based on h. 20-degree nose-
down attitude .
119:25:36 C Roger. Thank you. Another ...
119: 25:41 CC Roger.
119:27:54 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. We show you GO on the
ground. We're standing by ...
119:28:48 P General comment on food again: the disinfectant
pills for the food are crumbling and boy, if you
get those in your eyes, it really stings. Poten-
tial hazard in space flight, and I guess we ought
to get something else for disinfectant. It is a
very poor design .
. . . (Laugh)
30, 25 minutes yet to go.
Okay, ... just stick it in.
A big one right here.
119: 31: 42
. . . one at a time .
How are you feeling?
119:32:29 P Yes.
119:32:38 P Look at that ...
119:33:07 P Where's this one on the burn?
119:33:12 C It was on the same page as the other one.
119:33:19 P 533, 22 minutes.
119:33:26 P I can enter this at 25.
119:33:29 P You can check it out then, if you want to.
119:33:31 C All right.
119:34:00 P Okay, we're BEF. I'll check her out.
119:34:05 C Go ahead.
119:34:07 P Yes ...
H9:3l+: 12 P How's that, sports fan?
119: 3h:2k C Very good.
119:34:25 C No other trash, Jim?
119:34:26 P No. Not right now.
119:34:34 C How's that?
119:36:05 P It's looking good.
119:36:14 C I'll take this out now and then you can zero
and put it in again. Okay?
119:36:19 P Okay.
119:36:3^ P Do what?
119:36:46 P Do you want to go to CATCH-UP again? ...
119:36:53 C No ... it should go to ...
119:38:07 C We have a Sequence 423 on D-4/D-7 •••
3 & CONFIDENTIAL
119:38:21+ C Purging the fuel cell. I thought you were supposed
to be doing some fuel cells .
119:38:29 P You better check that.
119:38:31 C Is that what your understanding was?
119:38:32 P Yes.
119:38:36 P Ask them about purging the fuel cells before power-
119:38:41 C Yes.
119:38:48 C We'll be over Texas before ... we'll ask them then.
119:38:53 P Yes.
119:38:5^ C Did you steal my ...?
119:38:55 P What?
119:38:56 C Did you steal my ...?
119:39:01 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
119:39:02 P No.
119:39:03 P Guaymas, this is Gemini VII. Go ahead.
119:39:07 CC Roger. Everything looks real good here on the
ground. The Hawaii radar data show that your burn
was real good.
119:39:10 P Very good.
119:39:17 P They have us burning after we power -down, right?
119:39:19 C Purging after power-down,, yes.
119:39:24 C I thought you were supposed to wait 2 hours, weren't
119:39:29 P Ye8.
119:39:40 C Ouaymas, Gemini VII.
119:39:42 CC Roger.
119:39:43 C Vty flight plan calls for a purge at 123.7, probably
after we power-f'own. As we understand it, we
should - purge before powering down or wait at
least 2 hours after power-down to purge. Could you
check that out with Flight, please?
119:39:59 CC Roger. Will do.
119:40:15 CC Gemini VII, Ouaymas.
119: 40:17 C Go ahead.
119:40:18 CC They would like to wait until 2 hours after you
power -down .
119:1+0:22 C Roger. That's fine with us.
119:44:35 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
119:44:39 C This is VII. Go ahead.
119:1+4:41 CC Roger. Are you ready for your updates? Computer
119:44:47 C Roger.
119:1+4:1+9 CC Roger. Stand by.
119:45:01+ C Update received.
119:45:06 CC Roger. We got a good map, too.
119:45:15 CC Gemini VTI, I would like to discuss briefly with
you the IVI's before your burn. If you - since
you pushed that Comp 5 minutes before the burn, did
you notice any change in the IVI's? Sure you didn't?
119:45:33 P Negative, Elliot. You're right. We did not see any
119:45:37 CC Roger. We'd like to suggest that you wait until 1
minute before the burn till you push that Comp key.
Minimizes possibility of it's accelerometer bias
building up. If you want to, you could set them
up ahead of time and check them out once, but we'd
like you to wait till about 1 minute before, for the
119:45:57 P Roger. Will do.
119:47:12 CC Gemini VII, we observe you BEF and we have verified
that your 91-1 load is correct.
119:47:19 P Roger.
119: U8: 21 CC Gemini VII, you have a T x coming up in about a half
119:48:32 CC Gemini VII, would you give us a propellant quantity
119:48:38 P We're reading 35 percent on board.
119:48:41 CC 35 percent. Roger.
119:49:26 P Houston, VII.
119:49:27 " CC Go ahead.
119:49:29 P Excellent selection of music.
119:49:31 CC Roger. We'll pass along your compliments to the
119:49:56 CC Jim, I know what I'm going to have to talk about
at the press conference today, after you said that.
119:50:01 P Please don't!
119:50:26 CC CN3 asked if you like that classical music.
119:50:32 P Our favorite. Yes sir.
119:50:57 CC Gemini VII. We have you coming up on 4 minutes to
the burn .
119:51:01 CC MARK, 4 minutes to burn.
119:51:04 C VII concurs.
119:52:46 C Elliot, VII.
119:52:48 CC Go ahead.
119:52:49 C We picked up that lightning for you.
119:52:51 CC Very good.
119:53:59 CC Gemini VII, coming up on 1 minute to burn.
119:54:02 CC MARK.
119:54:07 C VII concurs.
119:54:11 CC Roger.
119:55:19 P Burn complete.
119:55:20 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
119:55:29 P Proceeding to power-down.
119:55:32 CC Roger, VII.
119:55:35 P I understand now you don't want us to purge until
2 hours from now.
119:55:39 CC That is correct. We'll get you an update on that,
and did you copy we want you to leave the A Pumps
on for 1 hour?
119:55:46 C That's affirmative. We will.
119:55:48 CC Roger.
119:56:42 C Leaving the computer in COMMAND PRELAUNCH for 48
seconds , for you, Elliot .
119:56:46 CC Roger, VII. And we'd like an 0AMS quantity
119:56:52 C Roger. Now reading 33 percent.
119:56:55 CC Roger. 33 percent.
119:56:57 C When can you give us an update on how we came out?
119:57:01 CC Soon as I get some tracking.
119:57:04 C Okay.
119:57:06 CC That is as soon as we can run a trajectory on it.
119:57:09 C I don't think we were' in PRELAUNCH - or in CATCH-UP
5 minutes before the thing burned. It was more like
3 minutes. We had gone to zero, but then we switched
back out just to check it.
119:57:21 CC Roger, VII.
119:57:46 CC Now you can go back to being stingy with your fuel
119:57:51 P After that we'll have to.
119:57:53 CC Roger.
119:58:47 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Looks like the lift-off time
for VT will be about 9:54 Cape time.
119:58:56 C ... understand that. ... lift-off time for VI
. . . Hoping .
119:59:01 CC That's on Sunday.
120:06:59 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
120:07:02 C Go ahead, Houston.
120:07:05 CC I'd like to report that it appears, from all indi-
cations, that your burn was exactly what we wanted.
We feel that we 're in excellent shape for the
120:07:20 C Hawaii, we're going to have to be awfully scarce on
the fuel. We're down to 31 percent now.
120:07:26 CC Understand, your ... quantity gage has gone to 31
percent. Is that correct?
120:07:31 C Yes, Flight, as I was looking at it. Say about
120:07:36 CC 33 percent. Roger. We are working on a very
accurate remaining quantity, remaining figure and
we will give that to you at Carnarvon.
120:08:24 C Wowee! That sun is bad!
120:08:31 P D-4/D-7.
120:08:36 P We're doing 423: sextant calibration at 120:08.
One swing from horizon to the earth.
120:08:46 CC Gemini VTI, Houston. I'd like to advise the 33
percent 0AMS quantity indication is exactly what
we expected you to end with.
120:08:55 P Roger. Good planning.
120:08:57 C Okay. The sun's so bad on this - on this sequence -
120:08:58 C ... a good burn then.
120:09:03 CC Ready to update you on the fuel cell purge times,
when you can copy .
120:09:07 P Stand by.
120:09:09 C Is there anything else after - just swing through
the . . . 1
120:09:12 P 35 degrees, right?
120:09:13 P Right. 35 degrees from the earth.
120:09:14 C Okay. One thing we ought to mention on this is the
sun is so bad I can't even see the reticle. I'm
not exactly sure where I'm going; we're ...
120:09:33 C This is for Sweet Sue ...
120:09:38 P Okay, Houston. Go ahead.
120:09:40 CC Roger, You can delete the purge at 120:36:00. The
new time for that one is 122:14:00 and that will be
at Carnarvon. You can delete the purge at 125 : 30 : 00.
The new time for that one will be 126:21:00 at RKV.
Do you copy?
Going back to Horizon now. It's very, very difficult
to determine attitude ... nothing is down there be-
cause of the extreme brightness of the sun.
This is VII. Delete purge at 120:36:00 and add at
122:lU:00. Delete purge at 125:30:00 and add
126:21:00 purge. Is that correct?
I'm not even sure we're exactly ... now then. The
situation here is very, very poor with regard to
Gemini VII, this is ... at LOS. Stand by for time,
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
Roger. I have some revised PLA information for you
when you're ready to copy.
Ready to copy .
Roger. Area 77-*+; 122:17:29; 21 plus 59 • Area
7Q-k: 123:52:22, 22 plus 00. Area 79-3: 125:10:12,
21 plus k9. Area 80-3: 126:^5:53; 21 plus 56. The
weather is good in all areas. This is based on the
20-degree pitch attitude.
Roger . And do you have any idea what our new orbit
It's pretty close to circular. Stand by here and
we'll see what they have. We'll need a little
more tracking data to get an exact fix on it.
120:40:58 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
120:41:01 P Sound off.
120:41:02 CC Roger. Present tracking indicates that you are
163.2 by 161.7. We're estimating that by GT-VI
launch date you'll be in the l6l by 161.5.
l20:Ul:23 P Roger. Thank you.
120:41:25 CC All right. And our best available information at
the present is that there are 60 pounds of MMH left.
120:41:38 C Okay.
120:41:40 CC And 128 pounds of usable propellant.
120:41:44 C Thank you.
120:41:45 CC Right.
120:41:53 CC Okay, and gage reading is 34 percent, which corrects
120:42:03 C Thank you.
120:42:08 CC 34 actual, 31 gage.
120:42:11 CC Okay, I gave that to you backwards. It's 31 gage,
with your actual, 34 percent.
120:42:19 C Roger. Stand by, let me check my gage and turn on
120:42:22 CC Right.
120:42:30 C Roger. ... is reading between 33 and 34 percent.
120:42:34 CC Roger.
120:44:07 CC Flight says he thinks you do very good work up
120:44:14 P Say again, please.
120:44:16 CC Roger. Flight just said he thinks you do very good
120: 1+4:19 P Thank you.
120:44:22 C We get a lot of good help going on Flight believes,
120:44:27 CC Right.
120:45:01 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Our Surgeons would like to
know if you have been doing any exercises.
120:45:07 C We're doing right now' our exercise period that we
missed just now.
120:45:10 CC Roger.
120:45:12 P That's because you can't read it out on the T/M.
120:45:18 C We're really vibrating around in the cockpit up
120:45:22 CC Right.
121:03:51 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. We show you GO on the
ground. You need not answer.
121:03:55 C I will anyway. Hi, Hawaii. Thank you.
121:07:38 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. We'd like your appraisal
of the weather over Hawaii at this time .
121:07:44 C We're in drifting flight, Hawaii, and we can't see
121:07:48 CC Roger. We'll pass back.
121:07:51 C Thank you.
121:08:11 CC We'd like to have your appraisal of the weather on
the next pass, if it could be arranged to be in the
proper position so they can possibly schedule the
laser for later on.
121:08:22 C Very good. We'd like to do that. We'll give you
the word for it.
Lovell dumping urine at 121:13.
121: 14: 41
Okay now ... S-6 at 121:15:50; Sequence 10 . . . Mag!
zine M, S-ll . . . starting at ...
. . . first shot of Sequence . . .
Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM.
Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM.
This is VII. Go ahead.
We 've got you GO on the ground here . Stand by for
flight plan update.
MSC-4: 125:53:23; Sequence 01; Mode 01; P-30-D,
That's pitch and yaw, Texas.
That's pitch 30 down, and yaw 06 right.
Pitch 30 down, yaw 06 right. Use l6mm camera for
this run, one frame per second, 75mm lens nominal
setting. Node: 125:22:38; Rev 79; 77.0 degrees
east; right ascension, 11:14:52.
We didn't get the first update. Would you repeat,
The first one?
Roger. An MSC-4: 125:53:23; Sequence 01; Mode 01;
pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 06 degrees right. Use
l6mm camera for this run, 01 frame per second,
75mm lens nominal setting. Copy, VII?
We have nothing further and we're standing by.
Okay. We're going over Mexico here now and 121:20 -
see if we can take sequence of pictures here just to
finish out this magazine. Very interesting terrain
Gemini VII, Houston.
This is VII. Go ahead.
I would like to advise you of the laser status.
We've got the one scheduled for Hawaii, as you know.
There is some question, however, about the weather
holding up there. It's apparently worsening, so
there may be a problem by the time that revolution
comes up. The status of the equipment is that White
Sands and Hawaii are both up. Ascension is expected
up at 6:00 Eastern Standard Time tomorrow. At pre-
sent, the weather is good in both Hawaii and Ascen-
sion, but bad at White Sands. We're still hoping to
get one of those experiments just as soon as we can.
Roger. We are in position ... Gemini VII.
We'd like to report to you that the tracking con-
firms your orbit at all stations. Looks real good.
We contacted Wally at the Cape, and he's very
happy about the orbit. Looking forward to his
launch. We'd like to change your fuel cell purge.
We had given it to you for Carnarvon. We want to
change that to Hawaii.
Roger. You want to change fuel cell purge to
Hawaii. Do you have a time for us?
Roger. That time should be about 122 ikO.
Roger. 122 ikO.
And we'd like to advise you we are still working on
the suit situation.
Roger. Do you expect an answer by separation?
121:25:39 CC Roger, VII.
ROST KNOT VICTOR
121:38:0U CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. You need not acknowledge.
All systems axe GO. We're standing by.
122:20:15 P Okay. A shot of unusual cloud formations and ...
horizon. ... that was Magazine C and Frame 1.
122:31:26 P A shot taken over the Pacific at 122:31:26 of the
cumulus clouds in a straight line over Hawaii.
122:36:46 C Last picture taken at ... that is Magazine c picture
• # •
122:38:45 C Shot taken over Africa at 122:31:28. Coral reefs
... Magazine C ... exposure.
122:39:02 P Look, Frank. Look at the old volcano.
122:39:36 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
122: 39: to P Hawaii, VII here.
122:39:^2 CC Okay. How you doing?
122:39:41+ P Great place for scenery. The Pacific is beautiful
122:39:47 CC Okay. We're ready for your purge. We're showing
you GO down here on the ground.
122:39:51 P Roger. Coming up with the purge.
122:39:53 CC All right.
122:40:11 CC Command Pilot, they want to do a crew status report
on you over Guaymas and the GET of that is 122:50,
122 plus 50.
122: ^0: 21 C Roger.
122:40:54 C Hawaii, VII here. You haven't had any signs that
any of my tanks are venting, have you?
122: to: 59 CC Say again.
122:41:01 C You haven't had signs that any of our Cryo tanks are
venting, have they, Ground?
122:1+1:12 CC We'll give you a readout on that here on the ground.
Will you put your ECS - correction - your Quantity
Read to the ECS 0 2 position?
122:41:20 CC Thank you.
122:43:57 CC Command Pilot, Hawaii.
122:43:59 C Go ahead.
122:44:00 CC Did you have a chance to take a look at the weather
over our area?
122:44:03 C We can't even find the island.
122:44:06 CC That figures.
122:44:10 C Nothing but clouds.
122:44:12 CC Roger.
122:44:42 CC Okay. Quantity Read for the FUEL CELL 0 2 position,
122:44:49 CC Okay, Just leave it there a bit.
122:45:14 CC Okay. Quantity Read for the FUEL CELL Hg position.
122:45:19 CC Okay. Just hold it.
122:45:48 CC Okay. Put your Quantity Read switch to OFF.
122:46:06 CC They'll be updating you on the percents remaining
here . They '11 give you a complete summary on your
fuel cell prior to your going to sleep.
122:46:14 C Thank you.
122:50:12 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
122:50:1*+ P Gemini VII.
122:50:15 CC Roger. We have a valid oral temperature. Stand
by for Surgeon .
122:50:21 P Roger. Give me a go-ahead to do blood pressure.
122:50:37 CC Gemini VII, your blood pressure cuff is at full-scale,
122:51:22 CC We have a valid blood pressure. Give us a Mark on
122:51:38 P MARK.
122:52:03 P MARK.
122:52:10 CC The cuff is full-scale.
122:52:55 CC We have a valid blood pressure. Standing by for
your food and water report.
122:53:00 P Roger. The Command Pilot's had a total to 578
ounces of water - -
122:53:05 CC Roger.
122:53:06 P - - and hi3 last meal was Meal 5, Meal B.
122:53:10 CC Roger.
122:53:12 P Total for Column 5 for the Command Pilot is 12,
Column 6 is 2. The Pilot's had 388 ounces of water
and the total for Column 5 is 13 and for Column 6
is a great big fat zero.
122:53:35 CC Roger.
122:53:^0 CC Now you both had the same meal, right?
122: 53: ^2 C Roger. We - I gave it to ... but he didn't eat any
of his gingerbread and I only ate two of the pieces
122:53:50 CC Roger.
" 6 CONFIDENTIAL
Okay. Stand by for CAP COM.
. . . strawberry cubes this noon .
122: 5U : 05
The Pilot did not eat strawberry cubes this noon,
^ pp» sk- PP
fj*>mini VTT ftnnvmn <3 CAP COM We Vibvp nothinff else
for you this pass. We'll be standing by.
Thank you, Guaymas.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
Come in Houston. Gemini VII.
Roger. Good to talk to you again, Frank. I have
a cancellation on your flight plan D-4/D-7.
Ice I p2 •
At Time 123:31:30: Sequences Ul5 and k±6, Mode 02,
are deleted because of weather.
122 , SS , l6
O^nv on8 f*fln vmi cH vp vrtiii* 1 n"hpT*TYP#»+'.fl"hirvn nf "hVie
Hawaii weather? Do you think we can attempt a
laser experiment at that time?
We'd like to try. I don't think we came close
enough to the Islands to make a good evaluation this
Okay. Well, we'll go ahead and look at it further
and still keep it in the flight plan.
One problem, Gene, is we're really "skosh" of fuel
122:55:40 CC I understand you feel you're really close on fuel.
122:55:1+3 C Roger, ... It's reading 32 percent now. 31 to 32
122:55:49 CC Okay. 32 percent on the fuel. We'll watch it
pretty close down here, Frank, and we've got a
pretty good handle on it. Scheduling experiments
to cope with it.
122:56:00 C Roger.
122:56:02 CC I'd like to pass on to Jim that that request from
his 12-year-old daughter that we mentioned last
night will be played remote over Tananarive on UHF
on Rev 79. That's not this time up Tananarive, but
next time. We'll give you a call and then play it
122:56:21 P Thank you.
122:56:23 CC And also, Jim, after looking into the annals, we
figure that that Column 6, that big fat zero, is
another space first.
122:56:31 P Well, that's the way it goes.
122:56:37 P I hope it isn't a 15-day first.
122:56:^9 CC I Just won't comment any further on that one.
122:57:55 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. We don't have
anything else at this time. Probably won't be
talking to you again until Tananarive in a couple
122:58:07 C Thank you, Gene.
122:58:08 CC Okay. Thank you and you made Charlie very, very
happy. It's the first time he's ever talked to a
spacecraft in flight.
122:58:15 C ... read him this morning. He was a cheery little
voice at breakfast time.
122:58:20 CC Yes, his shift is getting better. You'll see him
more and more.
122:58:31 C Hey, Gene, we have one question.
122:58:33 CC Shoot.
122:58:34 C How long did you say this flight was?
122:58:37 CC How long did we say this flight was?
122:58:40 C Flight told me three days when we took off.
122:58:44 CC Say that one again, Frank.
122:58:45 C (chuckle).
122:59:05 CC You're doing so well up there that we're just
going to keep you going for a while.
122:59:09 C We're in real good shape. We've - everybody feels
fine. The spacecraft is neat and clean and it's
performing perfectly .
122:59:16 CC It looks real clean and real fine down here. And
by the way, after talking last night to Sue and
Marilyn, they both said if I do have a chance to
tell you, they're fine and they just want to say
122:59:29 C Pretty good, pretty smart, Gene.
122:59:33 P Thanks, Gene.
122:59:53 CC Gemini VII, Houston. And to let you know what we're
really thinking about down here, we'll have a total
lifetime for you in about a revolution or two, to
give you an idea how long you could really be up
there if you wanted to.
123:00:03 C No thank you. Don't do that!
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
123:12:28 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. You do not need to acknow-
ledge. All systems are GO. We are standing by.
123:18:28 C Stand by for urine dump. Borman dumping urine at
123:18. Dumping now.
123:20:45 C This urine doesn't seem to be taking any longer to
dump, than, the . . .
123:29:43 C ... Using the reticle the measurement from the earth
to the top of the visible airglow is 2.5 degrees.
123:33:02 C Another note here. Most of the stars are ...
123:45:35 P Comments on... attempts. Jupiter to ... appeared to
be okay. One big problem with this section of the
spacecraft is that unless you measure things verti-
cally like stars to horizon the window - head
arrangement and the . . . just are not compatible with
each other . Go harder . . , other than a vertical
position. It's hard to shoot shots other than in a
123:46:10 P That Jupiter shot was taken at 123:36:08.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
123:58:17 CC Gemini VTI, CSQ. We have you GO on the ground. We
have nothing for you this pass . You need not
acknowledge this transmission.
123:58:33 P Hello, Roger.
124:14:43 CC Gemini VTI, Hawaii CAP COM.
124:14:46 P Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
124:14:48 CC Roger. We have a valid temperature. We're standing
by for your blood pressure.
124:14:54 P Roger.
124:15:13 CC Gemini VTI, Hawaii Surgeon.
124:15:17 P Go ahead.
124:15:19 CC We have a PCM dropout. Will you stand by on the
blood pressure, please?
3 80 CONFIDENTIAL
124:15:24 P Roger.
124:15:37 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii Surgeon. We have T/M solid now.
124:15:41 P Coming through.
124:15:59 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
124:16:50 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
124:17:01 P Right.
124:17:27 P Blood pressure coming down.
124:17:42 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
124:18:23 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
food, water and sleep report.
124:18:31 P We have nothing further to report since our last
124:18:36 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
124:18:39 P The blood pressure was sent down by courtesy of
124:18:44 CC Thank you, sir.
124:18:59 CC We have nothing further for you at this time. We're
124:19:04 P VII. Roger.
ROSE KNOW VICTOR
124:48:31 CC Gemini VTI, RKV CAP COM.
124:48:48 C Gemini VII.
124:48:50 CC We have a block update for you when you're ready.
124:48:53 C Roger. Before you do that, we're concerned by OAMS
propellant quantity on the ECS 02- It's gone down
about 3 percent here in the last 2 hours . . .
124:49:07 CC Okay. Stand by.
124:U9:56 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
124:49:58 C Go ahead, please.
124:49:59 CC Your OAMS pressure has been steady. We feel that
the gage is probably reading higher than it should.
We'll brief you in detail over the CSQ.
124:50:07 C I'm reading about 29 percent now.
124:50:11 CC Roger.
124:50:12 C I'm ready for your update.
124:50:17 CC Area 8l-3: 128:21:42; 21 plus 54. Area 82-3 Charlie:
129:57:45; 21 plus 52. Area 83-Bravo: 131:51:30;
21 plus 35. Area 84-Bravo: 132:30:32; 21 plus 39*
Area 85-2: 134:06:54; 21 plus 39- Area 86-2:
135:43:22; 21 plus 44. Area 87-2 Charlie: 137:17:53;
21 plus 49. Area 88-2 Charlie: 138:44:28; 21 plus
45. The weather in Area 85-2 is marginal. All
other weather is good.
124:52:05 C Thanks very much, RKV.
124: 52:07 CC Roger.
124:52:59 C ... We'll update that later ...
124:54:30 CC Gemini VTI, RKV.
124:54:32 C Go ahead, please.
124:54:33 CC On this revolution you'll have a UHF 6 over the
124:54:38 C Thank you.
124:55:15 CC There will also be a UHF 6 over Tananarive this
revolution, Gemini VII.
124:55:20 C Very well.
124:59:40 P We're now in the process of trying to eat chicken
salad. Serial number SC-495. The food is so small
that it takes all my force just to squeeze a little
bit of chicken salad out. It's ridiculous.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
This is VII. Go ahead.
Roger. Jim, here's that request from your 12-year
old daughter. Request was made in the hopes that
it might stimulate her Daddy to have him come home
in a hurry, and here it comes in about 10 or 12
(Music: "I saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus")
Oh, Houston, this is Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII. That concludes the serenade.
Roger. That's ... when I leave town. That's okay.
Tell Barbara I saw Santa Claus before I came down
Okay. I'm not sure that wasn't stimulated from that
"Ban-Humbug" that Marilyn heard the other day.
... I didn't hear you, Houston.
Roger. I said I'm not so sure that Marilyn might
not have originated that from that "Bah -Humbug "
she heard the other day .
Oh that's it, that's it. Tell her we've all got a
Santa Claus up here, too.
Roger. I think she's listening in at home right
now, and she wanted me to pass on that household
crew still remains at about 3-9-
Roger. Understand no luck yet, right?
No. Nothing yet.
125:13:18 P Well, tell her to do her best.
125:13:19 CC Okay. Listen, it's a point of interest. There's
a tropical storm west of Burma in the Bay of Bengal.
We don't advocate any fuel but we just want to let
you know that it's there and if you do have a chance
to take a look at it, fine; if not, okay.
125:13:37 P Roger, I have it south of Burma.
125:13:57 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston.
125:13:59 P This is VII. Go ahead.
125:14:01 CC Roger. We found out that you can probably stay
up there for 3 l/2 or 4 months if you really want
125:14:10 P You didn't have to say that now, did you?
125:l4:l6 P December 18.
125:14:17 CC Say again.
125:14:19 C 3 days flight leave. Will you cut that out!
125:14:21 CC Okay.
125:14:59 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM.
125:15:02 C This is VII. Go.
125:15:03 CC Okay. The weather in Hawaii has gone up and down
pretty rapidly from clear to overcast, back to
clear and overcast. We're watching it pretty
closely and if there is any question about it
we'll probably scrub the MSC-4.
125:15:23 CC We'll pass that latest information on up to you
prior to Hawaii.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
125:32:09 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
125:32:14 P This is VII. Go ahead.
125:32:16 CC Roger. We're standing by for your flight plan re-
125:32:18 CC Roger.
125:32:35 C CSQ, Gemini VII. We - I'm giving you a report today
to date . . .
125:32:42 CC Roger, copy.
125:32:44 C Two magazines of Hasselblad S0217> 10 magazines of
l6mm color film, four exposures of dim light /night
film, seven films of color-shifted IR terrain film,
high-contrast black and white film - two frames.
We've also used six tape recordings, and today we
completed everything in the flight plan except for
those things, of course, which were deleted.
125:33:17 CC Roger, Gemini VII. We copied.
125:33:38 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. We have your fuel cell power con-
figuration for the sleep period. ECS 0 2 is okay.
No heat required. Fuel Cell 0 2 , AUTO. Fuel Cell
H 2 , want you to pump the on-board up to 490 . . .
that should be good for 16 hours .
125:34:07 P Roger. Understand ECS 0 2 is okay. Leave the FC
0 2 in AUTO, and we'll pump up the FC H 2 to 490 and
that should be good.
125:34:19 CC Roger. The on-board minimum of Fuel Cell H 2 is 365
psi. ... rate 4 psi per hour.
125:34:28 P Roger. Minimum is 365. Thank you.
125:34:30 CC Roger.
125:34:57 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. We can give you a GO on MSG -4
experiment over Hawaii.
125:35:03 C Roger. Understand we're GO. Thank you.
125:35:13 CC Gemini VII, we have your system status update when
you're ready to copy.
125:35:16 C Ready to copy.
125:35:19 CC Ground equations based on T/M equations indicate the
remaining fuel is 59 pounds. This represents 33
percent actual remaining propellant used - -
125:35:32 CC Stand by one.
125:35:33 CC This represents 33 percent actual remaining propel-
lant which is 29 percent indicated on -board. That's
the number you're asking for?
125:35:39 C That's affirmative, 29 percent. That's right.
125:35:¥* CC Roger. This puts us about 6 pounds of fuel above
the pre flight curve.
125:35:^9 C Very good, thank you. I was a little worried about
125:35:52 CC Roger.
125:35:55 CC We're very satisfied with our platform performance
• * •
125:36:OU C Excellent. Thank you.
125:36:06 CC Computer status is 90-1. Preretro load was right out
of memory and verified to be correct.
125:36:13 C Wonderful.
125:36:2U CC The firing-up today of the fuel cells indicated
that regulation is very negligible . . . beginning
of the mission.
125:36:33 C Roger.
125:36:38 CC Ground status. Fuel cell Hg tank is not expected
to vent until up to 300 hours elapse time, if any.
Fuel cell O2 is not expected to vent at any time
during the mission. ECS 0 2 tank is predicted to
vent sometime - -
125:37:01 C All good news tonight ...
125:37:03 CC Say again, CSQ.
125:37:04 C ... all good news tonight.
125:37:06 CC Roger.
125:37:10 CC Depends on his fuel cell and 0 2 construction.
Temperature is below normal on 02 by 3.5 percent
and below normal on Hg by 6.5 percent. Fuel cell
appears to be more efficient than expected.
125:37:27 CC Very good.
125:37:33 C CSQ,, we really appreciate all this information.
Thank you and thank everybody for it.
125:38:03 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
121+ : 38:08 C Gemini VII.
125:38:11 CC Okay. I might have made a mistake there. The fuel
usage is 6 pounds below the expected usage.
125:38:20 C We're 6 pounds better off than we thought we'd be.
125:38:24 CC That's affirmative.
125:38:25 C Roger. Thank you.
125:38:U6 CC Gemini VII, you're over us now. 162.8 by 161.6.
We expect to be l6l by 162 by the GT-VI flight.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
125:39:04 CC 182:21+ GET.
125:39:05 CC 187:2*+ GET.
125:39:11 P That sounds great! There's a lot of confidence
there ! Really !
125:39:11+ CC Thank you.
125:39:16 CC Second run number is 95 minutes after the first.
125:39:20 C Roger.
We estimate 50 seconds past TPA at time of VI
lift-off. . . we'll supply the exact data ... a lot
. . . the pre-count on VI has heen completed and is
GO at the Cape.
I'll give PLA update over the RKV Area 85-Bravo.
The pass GET - R3 should he 131:44:37, with an area
... 21 plus 35 . Do you copy?
Could you give us the time again, please?
Roger. Area 83-Bravo: 131:44:37; 21 plus 35.
Your Area 84-Delta should be 84-Bravo. Do you copy?
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
This is VII. Go.
How are you doing up there?
Great! We just passed over the atolls leading into
Hawaii. We should be picking it up pretty soon.
Roger. The weather looks like you should have a
good-size hole as you come up over the top of us,
and if you can hold your attitude fairly well, you
may get a good look.
Roger . You want our . . . C-Band CONTINUOUS .
Negative. I've got C-Band track at this time by
command. Just leave it in the position it's in.
125:51:44 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii. Let me know if you see anything.
125:51:48 P VII. Roger.
125:53:46 CC Do you see the Islands at all, Gemini VII?
125:53:48 P This is VII. Not yet;. We're almost clear ... time.
125:53:51 CC Roger, I'll give you a Mark, when you're at my TCA.
125:53:5^ P Roger.
125:53:56 P We've got one of them down here.
125:53:58 CC Roger.
125:54:49 CC You are going by TCA.
125:54:50 CC MARK.
125:54:52 P Roger. What island are you on, Hawaii?
125:54:54 CC Say again.
125:54:56 P You're - what island are you on, Hawaii?
125:54:57 CC Kauai, Kauai.
125:54:58 P Roger. We picked them up but we couldn't see the
125:55:04 CC Say again.
125:55:06 P We picked up the Islands but could not see the light.
125:55:08 CC Roger. You may still be able to see a little bit
125:55:14 C We knew what island the laser was on. There was some
question about where your radar was .
125:55:31 CC You saw nothing of the light at all. Is that affirm?
125:55:34 P That's affirm.
3 25:55:49 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. Let's break it off.
125:55:54 P Roger, Hawaii.
125:56:29 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii. We have nothing further. We'll
be standing by.
125: 56: 34 P Attempted ...
125:56:36 P Roger. Thank you.
125:56:46 P Attempted MSC-4. We attempted ...
125:56:49 CC Say again.
125:56:51 P This is VII. Negative. Thank you.
125:56:53 CC Okay.
125:56:58 P Attempted MSC-4 at 125:57- Picked up the Islands
just before we went over but we were too far into
the ... to get Kauai . We got Oahu and Molokai -
other part of the chain. We did not pick up
Kauai. At the time we got acquisition on the
islands that we could see through the clouds we were
past Kauai. We could not see the light.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
VII. Go ahead.
Roger. We're standing by for your purge.
Would you place your Quantity Read switch to ECS 0 2 ?
FUEL CELL Og.
FUEL CELL Hg.
Will you say again the minimum . . .
Minimum for Fuel Cell Hg for tonight is 490, 490.
Give me the minimum.
Your minimum is 265.
Roger. Thank you.
You can place the Quantity Read switch to OFF.
Would you give us a propellant quantity and pressure?
Say again, please.
Propellant quantity and pressure.
My propellant quantity is about 26 percent.
... propellant quantity about 26 percent, OAMS pres-
sure above 1500.
I have a map update for you when you're ready to
Stand by one .
Node: 132:54:03; Rev 84; 38.5 degrees west; right
ascension; Time, 11 : 05: 31 •
Also, I have a correction for the last block update
you got. Area 81+-Bravo should be Area 84-Delta.
The times are good.
84-Bravo should be 84-Delta.
Roger. Also, on your propellant quantity usage, you
are actually 6 pounds below normal. That means 6
pounds too much we've used.
1 26*28* 57
Oh nknv Thev told mf 1 the other wav over CSQ .
Our last water report indicated that you had - the
Command Pilot had consumed 6.6 pounds in the last
9 hours. We don't think that's quite right.
Could you give us a correction on that?
126:29:16 C Roger.
126:30:00 C According to my figures, I had 55 ounces the last
126:30:03 CC That's 55 ounces.
126:30:05 C Right.
126:30:07 CC We'd also like a total count on the water gun.
126:30:11 C Stand by.
126:30:21 C 02138.
126:30:27 CC Roger.
126:30:31 CC They'd like you to use ointment in your noses to-
126:30:39 CC Also, if you become too warm, you can go ahead and
use Pump A.
126:30:UU C If we become too warm we can use both Pump A's, or
just Pump A in the primary loop?
126:30:51 CC Pump A in the primary loop.
126:30:53 C Thank you.
126:30:56 CC We also have an addition to that block update, when
you're ready to copy.
126:31:1^ C Go ahead.
126:31:16 CC That's Area 86-2: 135:^1:22; 21 plus hk.
126:31:29 C Could you give us the time again, please?
126:31:31 CC 135:^1:22.
136:09:21 CC Gemini VTI, Canary CAP COM. Contact. How do you
read? Over .
136:09:31 P This is VII. Good morning; loud and clear.
136:09:34 CC And good morning to you also. Have you done a fuel
cell purge yet?
136:09:38 P Negative.
136:09:40 CC Okay. We have a fuel cell purge with you and also
we have a little bit of a flight plan update and
also some on-board readouts .
136:09:51 P Roger. We're doing the fuel cell purge now.
136:09:5*+ CC Okay.
136:09:59 CC Can you copy this flight plan update while you're
136:10:02 P Roger. You can start.
136:10:05 CC Okay. Node: 138:55:11; Rev 87; 130.8 degrees west;
II hours 4 minutes 63 seconds; right ascension. We
have a flight plan time line update for you. Change
136:00:00 to 136:17:00. 137:45:00: PLA update at
Canary. 138:20:35: crew status report, Command Pilot,
Carnarvon. 139:02:16: crew status report, Pilot,
over Texas . And that 1 s the flight plan update . Do
136:11:47 C Roger. Thank you.
136:11:49 CC Okay.
136:11:52 CC I'd like to get an 0AMS propellant quantity readout
136:11:56 C Roger. It's increased during the night. It now
reads about 30 percent.
136:12:03 CC Okay, copy.
136:12:13 C We're noticing a little imbalance in our buses this
morning. Number 1 reads 10 and Number 2 - what is
that, Jimmy, 7.5?
136:12:25 CC 10 and 7-5-
136:12:36 CC Could you place your Quantity Read switch to ECS
136:12:38 C ECS 0 2 ?
136:12:39 CC Roger.
136:13:01 CC Can I get a quantity impression from you, please?
136:13:08 C Roger. Quantity is about 82 percent, pressure 6U0.
136:13:16 CC Have copied. Would you place Quantity Read switch
to FUEL CELL 0 2 ?
136:13:33 C Roger. I read 72 percent quantity and pressure 750,
136:13:39 CC Copy.
136:13:^5 CC FUEL CELL H2, please?
136:13:51 C 77 percent and UlO.
136:13:57 CC Okay. Quantity Read switch to OFF.
136:1^:01 C It's off.
136:lU:02 CC Okay. We'd like an OAMS source fuel and pressure
136:1^:09 C lUOO, 81.
136:lU:15 CC Okay, OAMS fuel temp?
136:lU:20 C 8l
136:1^:22 CC OAMS oxidizer temp?
136:lU:30 C Stand by on those readings. That's 51 for both
OAMS and fuel and oxidizer is 50.
136:l^:Ul CC 51 on OAMS fuel temp and 50 on OAMS oxidizer temp.
136:1^:1+5 C Right.
136:1^:U7 CC Okay. Temperature on the OAMS source was 8l,
136:lU:52 C No, that was wrong. It's about 52.
136:lU:57 CC Okay, copy. Thank you.
136:15:17 CC VII, Canary. Can you give us an idea of what kind
of rate you're building up? That you're drifting at
the present time?
136:15:2U C Wait until we look outside.
136:15:26 CC Okay. Can you see Canary?
136:15:31 C It's about the same as it has been. I guess we
haven't vented much during the night. We're very
136:15:38 CC All right. Roger. I copy.
136: 45: 2k CC Gemini VTI, Carnarvon CAP COM.
136:^6:3^ P Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VTI.
136:1+6:37 CC Roger. Good morning and how's with you?
136:1+6:39 P Good morning.
136:1+6:1+1 CC I've got the correction to the nodal update at
138:55:00, if you're ready to copy.
136:1+6:1+9 P One minute, please.
136:1+6:52 CC Roger.
136:^7:05 P 0o ahead.
136:1+7:07 CC Roger. On the remarks that they gave you on Rev 87
they gave you 11 hours 0l+ minutes 63 seconds; 0l+
minutes 63 seconds comes out to be 05:03.
136:1+7:23 p Roger. That's right.
136:1+7:26 CC Okay, big correction.
136:47:28 P Thank you.
136:47:29 CC Right. We also have some information on your OAMS
136:47:35 P Go ahead, please.
136:47:36 CC Okay. Telemetry after OAMS systems stabilization
shows you have 63 pounds of fuel, 122 pounds of oxi-
dizer remaining. This is 36 percent actual, 31 percent
on your gage. OAMS usage is right on the flight plan.
136:48:00 C We gained 6 percent over the night. I'm going to go
back to sleep now and get more tonight.
136:48:05 CC Roger. This was waiting for temperature stabiliza-
tion but did not stabilize as fast as we had originally
136:48:13 C I noticed that also, up here. Remember, it went down
without any usage at all and then it came back up, so
I guess we're in pretty good shape.
136:48:20 CC Right. Real good shape on that. And also, on your
fuel cell cryogenics, it indicates a pad of approxi-
mately 2000 ampere hours above the normal 14-day
flight plan. Feel free to use A pump in one or both
loops, for your comfort.
136:48:42 P Is that two or three zeros?
136:48:45 CC That's two thousand.
136:48:47 P Wowee!!
136:48:49 CC That's looking real fine.
136:48:51 C Thank you.
137:05:56 C This is Borman about to dump urine at 136:06. Stand
137:06:07 C Dumping.
137 : 13 : 50 P Suggestion to the Master Chef . . . Why for morning
breakfast meal, do you serve bacon squares and
beef pot roast together?
137:45:20 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM contact. How do you
137:45:24 C Loud and clear, Canary.
137:45:26 CC Okay. We have a PLA update for you, whenever
you're ready to copy.
137:45:44 C Ready to copy.
137:45:46 CC Okay, for this, the RAC 400K beat is constant at
21 plus 50. 89-1: 140:20:06. 90-1: 141:55:58.
91-4: 144:48:01. 92-4: 146:23:41. 93-4:
147:59:16. 94-3: 149:17:18. The weather is good
in all the areas.
137:47:13 C Roger, thank you.
137:47:15 CC Okay. I have a flight plan update for you also.
137:47:28 C Go ahead, CAP.
137:47:30 CC S-5: 139:31:50; Sequence 21; Mode 02; pitch 30
degrees down, yaw 1 degree left. D-4/D-7:
139:31:50; Sequence 418; Mode 02.
137:48:36 C Canary, this is Gemini VII. I don't read you
137:48:38 CC How do you copy now?
137:48:40 C Loud and clear now. I missed - the last thing I
got was Mode 02, on D-4/D-7.
137:48:44 CC Okay, that was it. Just those two items.
137:49:00 CC VII, Canary.
137:49:02 C Go ahead.
137:49:04 CC We'd like an open-circuit voltage on Stack 2C,
137:49:13 C Roger, open-circuit voltage.
137:49:47 C Canary, Gemini VII. 2C is off-scale, high on our
meter; it's over 31 volts.
137:49:54 CC Roger. Copy.
137:50:15 CC VII, Canary. We'd like closed-circuit voltages of
all the stack voltages right now.
137:50:21 C Roger.
137:50:27 P Canary, 1A coming up - 27.9; IB, 27.8; 2A, 27.8;
2B, 27.8; 2C, 27.8.
137:50:52 CC Roger. Copy.
137:51:46 CC Okay, VII. We have nothing else for you. We'll be
standing by. All those voltages looked real good,
137:51:51 C Fine. Thank you.
138:20:58 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a valid
blood pressure. We're standing by.
138:21:08 CC Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We're
standing by for your blood pressure.
138:21:14 P This is VII. Roger. It's going to come down in a
138:21:27 CC Tour cuff is full-scale.
138:22:24 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Would
you give us a Hark when you begin your exercise?
138:22:29 C MARK.
138:22:58 C MARK.
138:23:07 CC Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale.
138:24:01 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Would
you give us your food and water report now, please?
138:24:10 C Roger.
138:24:19 C Okay, to date Command Pilot's had 624 ounces of
water; we just finished Day 8, Meal A.
138:24:33 CC Roger. That was for breakfast?
138:24:35 C Roger, breakfast.
138:24:37 CC Roger.
138:24:38 C And the Pilot also had breakfast, main meal, and
he's had 422 ounces of water.
138:24:47 CC Roger. Thank you, Gemini VII. Carnarvon Surgeon
138:24:51 C Roger, Carnarvon.
138:24:59 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have roughly
5 minutes left to go. We'll be standing by.
Everything looks good from the ground.
138:25:06 C Very good. Everything looks good up here also.
138:25:09 CC Roger.
138:26:15 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We are picking up
the HF here on the ground. Are you getting it up
138:26:22 C Stand by and we'll try it.
138:26:23 CC Roger.
138:26:47 C Carnarvon, this is Gemini VII. Negative, we're
not receiving it up here.
138:26:50 CC Okay, mighty fine. Thank you.
139:04:08 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
139:04:10 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
139:04:13 CC Roger. Good morning. We have a valid temp on you.
Give us a blood pressure and stand by for the
139:04:20 C Roger.
139:04:38 CC Cuff is full-scale.
139:04:41 C Roger.
139:04:44 C You sound sleepy.
139:04:46 CC You're right.
139:04:49 CC Don't you think his voice sounds kind of hoarse up
there, Gemini VII?
139:04:53 C Roger.
139:04:54 P How much sleep did you get?
139:04:55 CC Could we have a water report on you, please, Flight
139:05:00 C Water only. Roger.
139:05:08 CC This is Houston Flight. How long have you been up
139:05:11 C Let's see - it's 139 hours, 5 minutes, 14 l/2
139:05:16 CC Roger. Good check.
139:05:20 CC Frank, while we're waiting for this pressure -
139:05:22 CC That's days or hours?
139:05:24 C Those are hours. I feel like I was born up here.
139:05:29 C Go ahead, Chuck.
139:05:31 CC Frank, could you do a check on the total counts on
your water gun and read them to me while we're
getting these blood pressures on Jim, and then I'll
tell you why in just a minute.
139:05:42 C 2258.
139:05:48 CC ... exercise.
139:05:51 P MARK.
139:05:53 CC That was 2258.
139:05:55 C Roger.
139:06:01 CC Frank, we apparently have an error in the counts.
When we compute the water from your counts and
compare it to the ounces that we've been reading,
they don't add up and there's about a - looks to
be about a 10-pound error. And sometime during the
day I wish you could go through and recalculate your
log and see if we can find that error.
139:06:25 C We will, Chuck.
139:06:34 CC Cuff is full-scale,
139:06:57 CC Frank, there's one other item we missed on that
report that you gave a while ago. We didn't get
the dinner meal. We need the meal eaten last night.
139:07:05 C Okay.
139:07:17 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We would like you to place
the Stack 2C on open-circuit voltage for about 5
minutes and give us a reading on it every minute.
139:07:32 C You're starting to play games with us now.
139:07:38 C Are you serious?
139:07:39 CC Yes, we're serious, Frank.
139:07:41 CC I'm serious.
139:07:42 CC The current on Stack 2C has been coming down for
about the last hour and a half or 2 hours, and we
want to take a look at what the voltage is doing.
139:07:53 CC We have a valid blood pressure.
139:07:56 C ... Let's see, D-4 - Day 4, Meal C, last night,
Chuck, and we'll open-circuit - this for 5 minutes
139:08:04 CC Okay, Frank. We also need a report on your sleep.
We need some hours from each of you and something
about the type. We noticed that your sleep didn't
appear to be very good last night.
139:08:17 C It was better last night than the night before.
Jim slept very soundly for about 7 hours. I'd say
I slept pretty good for about 6 hours,
139:08:26 P Chuck, is the blood pressure okay?
139:08:27 CC Yes sir.
139:08:30 P Good show.
139:08:32 CC Could we get a reading from Column 5 and 6 on the
139:08:38 C Love 11 finally made the Column 6.
139:08:41 CC Very good.
139:08:43 P Hallelujah!
139 : 08 : 47 CC Excellent !
139:08:49 P Opening Stack 2C at this time.
139:08:52 CC Roger, Jim.
139:09:03 C Command Pilot's got 13 in Column 5.
139:09:06 CC Roger. 13, Column 5.
139:09:11 CC Jim, would you keep me posted on how that open-
circuit voltage looks? That is, whether it's
139:09:17 P Roger. Right now it just stabilized and it's just
a bit above 31 volts, way at the it op of the scale.
139:09:26 CC Roger. Keep us posted.
139:09:32 CC Frank, you have the Pilot's reading in Column 5?
139:09:35 C Roger. 14.
139:09:38 CC And your reading in Column 6?
139:09:42 C 1 in Column 6.
139:09:50 CC Frank, can you give me a statement about your general
condition this morning? Each of you. Jim sounds
pretty hoarse there this morning. How do yourboth
139:09:58 C We both feel all right. I feel fine. I'm a little
sleepy, but Lovell is bouncing all over the place
139:10:08 P I think, Chuck, our noses are all stuffed up.
That's why I feel hoarse, or sound hoarse to you,
139:10:14 CC Roger. I
139:10:25 CC Frank, can you tell rae a little bit about that
urine bag - where it broke yesterday? Did it break
around the neck seal?
139:10:33 C The neck, right.
139:10:35 CC Right at the neck seal. Okay.
139:10:39 CC Did you get it - did it go all out into the cabin,
or were you able to get it contained pretty- well?
139:10:45 C I caught most of it in my face and hands.
139:10:51 CC Come on 1
139:10:53 C Say, after all, we're being conservation-minded ;
on water too, here.
139:10:58 CC That's going too far.
139:11:01 C ... not all over, but I caught it with some tissues
and we just threw it in the back. There may b.6 f
some yet left in it, as a matter of fact.
139:11:08 CC Okay. Fine.
139:11:10 CC Frank, we had an oral temperature reading that came
up to 97.7 on your oral temperature probe over CSQ
and HKV in Revs 81 and 82. Was there any reason
for this, do you know? Did you have the probe in
some position that it would pick up temperature?
Do you have any of those open-circuit voltage
Yes. He just gave me - 32.
Yes, ... stabilizes about 32 now. It's just right
at the top of the indicator, and it's just at the
top now - 32 volts.
Elliot, we're not going to use any fuel at all except
to pursue the experiments.
Very good, Frank. I was going to comment on that.
We are actually running okay per day on fuel usage,
but we're slightly behind on our experiments be-
cause of weather conditions, so we want you to keep
being very stingy on the fuel.
Roger. We're not going to try to pick up anything,
or do anything in targets of opportunity unless you
call them up, because you have to maneuver even then.
How about another voltage reading?
Jim, do you think that it would help if we used one
of these shrinking agents that we have aboard there
for your nose? Have you been able to clear it or
would you like to try that?
The nose is too dry already, Chuck. ... don't need
any of those other things.
It's just dry. It's not swollen. It's just dry.
Is that right?
What I need is Vicks.
Okay, VII. Could you give me another voltage read-
ing, and stand by to start your flight plan update?
139:13:06 P Roger. The voltage is still up there at 32 or above.
139:13:11 CC Roger.
139:13:14 CC Ready to start copying?
139:13:17 P Stand by a second.
139:13:26 P Okay. Go ahead, Houston.
139:13:31 CC Roger. The first item is D-5 at Time 140:10:00*
This will be a Test Number 4* For your information,
a ground test showed that radio frequency inter-
ference can saturate this photometer, so we're
interested in a test where we turn off all RF sources.
Are you ready to copy the test?
139:14:04 P Roger. Go ahead.
139:14:06 CC All transmitters and beacons off. You can give- me
another voltage reading and get the Stack 2C back
on the line.
139:14:20 P Roger. She's still running above 32 and I'll put
Stack 2C back on the line.
139:14:24 CC Roger.
139:14:27 CC Jim, that thing looks very good to us. We'll keep
an eye on what the current does.
139:14:31 P Roger. Thank you. The only thing we noticed; was
a drop in the amps on the indicator.
139:14:36 CC That's the same thing we're seeing.
139:14:38 C Looks like it's just Joining 2A and 2B, Chris.
139:14:41 CC Yes, I guess that's the thing they don't understand.
It ' s been up so high and now it ' s down - coming
139:14=46 C Roger.
139:14:48 CC You would normally expect it to run a little higher
because it does run hotter.
CONFIDENTIAL *> 5
139:14:51 C Right.
139:14:53 CC Okay. Next step in the test is: make normal
calibration on Jupiter. We nay lose you somewhere
in here, but I'll keep going as long as I can.
139:15:08 C Elliot, Jupiter is right next to the moon and that's
going to be tough to do.
139:15:13 GC All right, just pick out another bright star.
139:15:21 C All right. Will do.
139:15:23 CC Make second calibration without depressing Cal
button, and count turns from CAL setting to MAX.
Turn Gain Wheel to MDJ setting. Turn each trans-
mitter and beacon on, one at a time, and look for
reticle color change. Report turn to MAXIMUM and
color change versus equipment activated. That is,
as you turn those items on. Do you copy?
139:16:40 P Go ...
139:16:45 CC Gemini VII, it sounds like we're about ready to lose
you here. We'll continue passing this up at Canary.
139:16:54 P Roger. We'll see you over Canaries. We're going to
do an S-5 now.
139:17:00 CC Roger.
139:17:31 CC Gemini VII, do you copy?
139:17:35 CC Gemini VII, do you read Houston?
139:17:38 C Loud and clear. Go ahead.
139:17:41 CC At Time 140:30:00: transponder on. That's in
preparation for a later test.
139:17:58 P Roger.
139:17:59 CC Did you get all of the D-5 test?
139:18:03 P No. We missed part of that D-5 test,
139:16:06 CC Roger. We'll get to you at Canary.
139:20:57 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM. Com check. How do
139:20:59 P This is VII. Loud and clear.
139:21:01 CC Okay. We can continue with this flight plan update.
First of all, we'd like your evaluation of the
weather over Africa. We have an Apollo Landmark
scheduled on the next revolution and we'd like
your evaluation on that. Okay?
139:21:19 P Roger. We'll give it to you. On our last pass,
from what we could see it looked pretty good. We'll
give it to you on this pass.
139:21:23 CC Okay. That's around the coast.
139:21:26 P Around the coast, Roger.
139:21:32 CC What part did you miss on this Test 4?
139:21:36 P Canaries, we're trying to get an S-5 now. I
wonder if we could hold off on the update.
139:21:^2 CC Okay. Give me a call back.
139:21:44 P Roger.
139:22:26 P Canaries, VII.
139:22:28 CC Go ahead.
139:22:30 P While Frank's doing SEF I can copy the D-5.
139:22:33 CC Okay. Where do you want me to start? How far have
139:22:39 P Why don't you start at the beginning?
Okay. This is the Equipment Test 4. Number one:
all transmitters and beacons off. Now make a
normal calibration on a bright star of some sort.
Three: make a second calibration without depressing
Cal button and count turns from CAL setting to MAX.
Roger. I should have taken shorthand* Go ahead.
Okay. Turn Gain Wheel to MINIMUM setting.
Turn each transmitter and beacon on, one at a time,
and look for reticle color change.
Report turns to MAXIMUM and color change versus
equipment activated. Use any bright star as long as
it's not red. Do you copy? This is for the
Roger. In the last part, turn each transmitter
and beacon on, one at a time. Look for the color
change and then report what equipment makes the
color change and the gain wheel settings. Is that
Roger. Turn to - turn to MAXIMUM and report color
change versus equipment activated.
Roger. Understand. Any bright star as long as
it's not a red one.
We're coming over the coast of Africa right now
and the coastline, I'd say, was mostly fair with
upstairs QQ hanging on the inside. The desert area
I have more of the flight plan update if you're
ready to copy.
140:34:00: fuel cell purge at Guaymas. 140:37:00:
GO/NO-GO at Texas. Transponder test: 140:44:08;
Sequence 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 4 degrees
right. 141:00:00: BIO MED Recorder 1, CONTINUOUS;
off at 143:00:00. Apollo: 141:00:10; Sequence 85;
Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 24 degrees left.
D-4/D-7: 141:20:00; Sequence 413; Mode 02; use
Venus. 142:00:00: exercise period. 142:10:00:
eat period. UHF test: 143:02:56; use horizon
scanner to control spacecraft BEF for UHF test over
Carnarvon; use the adapter antenna. Do you copy
139:25:50 C We've had to quit.
139:27:52 CC Okay.
139:27:53 C The D-4/D-7. We'll pick it up later over Guaymas.
139:27:56 CC Okay.
139:29:01 P Use 16mm for IR at 139:30.
139:29:15 P Okay. I'll pick it up. Use 1 foot per second for
correlation with D-4/D-7.
139:34:25 C Comment. We just took pictures over Lake ... at
139:31:50. At D-4/D-7, Sequence 418; and S-5,
Sequence 21, Magazine C, starting Frame A - I mean
Frames 8, 9 and 10. The thing that I'm - interested
in the view up here concerning photographs is the
almost total lack of green coming through. Every-
thing looks a sort of brownish color except, of
course, when you're on the water or in the horizon
when it's predominantly blue. But it does seem
the greens are washed out. You agree, Jim?
139:35:03 P Right.
139:35:06 P Yes, the greens are washed out. Actually that same
thing pre -
139:42:11 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
139:42:20 C Go ahead, Houston.
139:42:22 CC Like to continue the flight plan update if your
communications are okay through Tananarive.
139:42:29 C Roger. We're working a little hard here now trying
to get ready for D-5.
139:42:35 CC Roger. Let me know if you have time to copy*
139:42:39 C Roger.
139:42:58 C Flight, we need some Information on Sequence 14 •••
139:43:05 CC Sequence what?
139:43:14 CC Say again, Gemini VII.
139*43:34 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Understand you need some more
information on some sequence. Did not copy.
139:43:42 C Roger. ... sequence which occurs at 140:44:08.
We don't have the - we don't know what the title
of it is.
139:43:52 CC Roger. That's a Transponder Test.
139:43:57 C Roger.
139:44:06 C Go ahead, ELliot. I can copy now.
139:44:08 CC Roger. I understand you left off on the UHF test
and you did get the time on it. Is that correct?
139:44:19 C UHF test.
139:44:26 CC We seem to be cutting in and out, Gemini VII.
Understand you copied UHF test and the time.
Instructions follow. Control spacecraft BEF for
the test over Carnarvon. Use adapter antenna. How
do you copy?
139:44:52 C Fine. But we don't have the time on that one.
139:44:53 CC Roger. Time is 143:02:56. Do you copy?
139:45:05 C Roger.
139:45:09 CC Next item: Time, 143:07:56; begin UHF test; key
UHF continuously until 143:17:01; voice-modulate
UHF until 143:12:28. How do you copy?
139:45:57 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did not read any answer.
How do you copy the last update?
139:46:02 C We copied it. Go ahead, please.
139:46:06 CC Roger. Understand you copy. I'm going ahead.
MSC-4: 143:36:44.J Sequence 05; Mode 01; pitch 30
degrees down, yaw 13 degrees left. MSC-4:
144:14:58j Sequence 10; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees
down, yaw 20 degrees left. Do you copy?
139:46:55 C We copy, Houston.
139:46:56 CC Roger. That's the complete flight plan update.
139:47:01 C Thank you.
139:56:56 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
139:58:31 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
139:58:36 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII.
139:58:37 CC Roger. Would you check your circuit breakers,
please? We do not have an ACQ-AID beacon and we
had to go to a standby T/M frequency to pick you
139:58:47 C Roger. They're all off. We're turning them back
one at a time, running a D-5 test.
139:58:51 CC Roger. Understand.
139:59:56 C You should have them all back now, Carnarvon.
139:59:59 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
140:00:14 C Carnarvon, can you transmit this to Houston for us?
140:00:17 CC Roger. I sure can.
140:00:18 CC On the D-5 instrument we alined and calibrated on
Sirius. When we pushed the calibration button, it
stayed FULL-RED regardless of the position of any
of the transmitters. Regardless of the position
of the gain wheel. When we did not use the calibra-
tion button, it stayed FULL-GREEN regardless of any-
thing we did, including the gain wheel.
140:00:42 CC Roger. I think we've got all that. We've got it
on tape, if not*
140:00:46 C I think they'd like to know it right away.
140:00:49 CC I'm sure Flight's copying.
140:00:52 C Thank you.
140:00:53 P Carnarvon, there is one little explanation to be
made, without pushing the Calibrate button. The
GREEN had a tendency to finally go RED at the low
gain settings, but it would always stay positive
GREEN all the way up to the gain settings.
140:01:15 CC Okay, thank you.
140:01:22 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Did you get all the in-
formation on the flight plan update? Are you
happy with all the plans?
140:01:28 C One thing we need to know -
140:01:46 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Say again.
140:01:53 C Roger. We need to know after D-4/D-7 at 141:20:00.
140:01:59 CC Roger.
140:02:00 C Between then and the UHF test at 143:02:56.
140:02:05 CC Roger. Okay. At Time 142:00:00: that's exercise
period. At 142:10:00: eat period. Do you copy?
140:02:22 C Thank you.
140:02:24 CC Roger.
140:02:27 P And Carnarvon, one more item on the D-5 photometer ■
we had a light go out in the cockpit just recently,
and now it appears like it saturated both Calibrate
down and Calibrate to not down. The reticle is
140:02:51 CC Gemini VII, was that after you completed the other
140:02:54 P Roger. That's after we completed the other test.
We turned the light on in the cockpit to make the
updates and I was still using the D-5 and noticed
that the reticle phased GREEN now whether the
Calibrate is down or not.
140:03:06 CC Roger. Thank you.
140:03:10 P And it was a very din light actually. It must be a
very sensitive instrument.
140:03:16 CC Roger.
140:03:27 CC Okay. I have some general information for you on
the fuel cells. As you're probably well aware,
Stack 2C has been carrying most of the load and the
experts feel that during the hydrogen purging, since
*n three sections are purged together, that 2C
hasn't been getting all of the water driven out of
it. So they're considering, at the present time,
doing a special hydrogen purge on 2C sometime today
over the States. And they're still looking into that.
We'll give you more information on it over the States.
140:04:05 P Roger.
140:22:51 P Lovell dumping urine at ... over.
140:24:22 P Okay, would you ...
140:24:24 C Turn it off?
140:24:25 P Turn off the airflow, please.
140:24:30 P You have both of them off?
140:24:31 C What?
140:24:34 P lou have both of them off, right?
140:24:36 C I can't that blue stuff ...
140:24:46 P What's our next item?
140:24:53 P We ought to keep this thing up to date so we don't
have to keep looking in this book.
140:25:00 C What?
140:25:07 P Okay. We have G0/N0-G0 and another fuel cell purge
140:25:39 C Okay.
140:25:41 P Okay. Just a minute. I'll get this urine thing ..,
140:26:24 C You want some more urine here, or did you put some
away this morning?
140:26:27 P I put some away this morning.
140:26:58 C Okay.
140:27:58 C What's the next item on the list?
140:28:03 P We've got a fuel cell purge coming up here at 30.
140:28:22 C Anything else after that?
140:28:24 P Yes. Well, we have a GO/NO-GO. Oh listen, we
better - GO/NO-GO - we better get our stuff out
140:28:31 C Right.
140:28:32 P I'll do a battery check right now.
140:28:34 C Copy.
140:28:36 P I'll do the battery check. Right now.
140:28:46 P One's good. 23 volts.
140:28:48 C How much?
140:28:51 P 23.
140:28:52 C 3?
140:28:53 P 23 volts. 2's good. 23 volts.
140:28:58 P Whoops!
140:29:03 P 3's good. Okay. It's okay, 23 volts. I was
looking at the amps too. The amps up above ...
140:29:10 P 4? 4's good. Not quite - 28 volts.
140:29:17 C 1A.
140:29:22 P 1A is reading 5 amps; IB reading 5 ampsj 1C reading
5 amps; 2A's reading 3 amps; 28 1 s reading 3 amps;
and 2C is reading 2 amps.
140:29:34 C . ... voltmeter ...
140:29:41 P RCS B is reading 2900 at ...
140:29:43 C B or A?
140:29:46 P B. Reading 2900 at 75 degrees. RCS A today is
reading 3000 at 80 degrees . ...
140:29:58 C That's the volt - main bus voltage?
140:30:05 P Reading with this configuration at 26.2 volts.
140:30:10 P Let me get some more stuff out of here.
140:30:12 C Secondary 0 2 ?
140:30:15 P Left Secondary 0 2 reading 54; Right, 53.
140:30:22 C Okay.
140:31:34 0 You have the procedures book? Sequence 02.
140:32:00 P What's Sequence 02?
140:32:12 C You know, the light above Cape.
140:32:15 P Okay.
140:33:53 P This map is updated, right?
We just missed a radar turnoff . We were supposed
to turn off at ...
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Did you copy? Place
your T/M switch to the REAL-TIME in ACQ-AID
T/M is REAL-TIME in ACQ.
Roger. We have it. Place your adapter C-Band to
Adapter C-Band is CONTINUOUS.
Roger. We'd like to get an open-circuit voltage
on Stack 2C before the purge.
Roger, coming up right now.
We're not doing too good, pal.
This is VII. Open-circuit voltage now reading 30
volts. It's probably still going up very slowly.
Roger. Understand. Just as a precaution during
this purge, we'd like for you to monitor 2C on the
voltmeter and the ammeter. If there are any large
deviations during the purge they'd like for you
to stop the purge.
Roger. I'll keep 2C on the voltmeter. It's going
up now to 30. 5 . 2C amps are reading 0, of course.
Roger. We're ready for your purge. Everything
looks good on the ground*
You want us to make a normal purge?
Roger. Normal purge.
Roger. Coming through now.
One more question* Do you want me to keep 2C off
the line for this second section hydrogen purge?
Roger. Thank you.
Hey, we just had another day go by.
Another day's just gone by.
Be my guest .
Purge 2B now? Section 2?
Who wft ovftr now? Mevi co?
Not vet .
if WW J \fV #
Over the Gulf of Mexico now?
Purge complete, Guaymas. Couldn't see any change
on the 2C amps.
Would you place your Quantity Read to ECS 0 2 ,
11*0:41:10 C Your ...
140:41:17 P Boy, is there a change in the spread new.
140:41=24 C Yes.
140:41:29 P Guayraas, this is VII. Did notice a change in the
main amps. Difference here between Section 1 and
Section 2 here after the purge test. About 6 now.
140:41:44 CC Would you say again, please?
140:41:48 P Difference between Section 1 and Section 2 ammeter
reading are about - about 6 amps now. Section 1 is
about 6 higher than 2.
140:41:57 CC Roger.
140:42:04 CC We're ready for Fuel Cell 0 2 .
140:42:25 P What have you got over there on the left-hand side?
Is that the
140:42:29 C the mouth of the Mississippi.
140:42:30 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
140:42:33 P Loud and clear, Houston.
140:42:36 CC Roger. This will be a UHF 6 pass.
140:42:41 P Roger.
140:42:45 CC We observed you have the A Pump on in the primary
coolant loop. Could you tell us about when you
put that on?
140:42:54 P Stand by a second. We put it on at 140:10.
140:43:02 CC Roger. Is that just to get a little more cooling?
140:43:06 P Roger. Frank's out of his suit, so we put the A
Pump on for him.
140:43:11 CC Roger. We know you're coming up on that tracking
pass at the Cape here. Just let me know when we need
to stop talking to you for that part.
140:43:19 P Roger. It appears from observation now that there
might be cloud coverage over the Cape.
140:43:24 CC Roger. Gemini VII, you're GO for 104-1. We'll
get your GO/NO-GO information after the Cape pass.
140:43:35 P Roger. We'll pass up the GO/NO-GO. You were cut
off at the beginning. Did you say we were GO for
Roger. You are GO for 104-1.
Roger. 104-1. We have the Cape in sight now.
Roger. Would you give us FUEL CELL on the
Quantity Read switch?
H 0 on.
Okay. They should be picking us up now.
Did Pump A help on the cooling problem?
Roger. It helped somewhat, Houston.
Roger. Got the message.
We're tracking the Cape now.
Roger. Tracking the Cape now.
I see they're working hard down there at Pad 19
Roger. Can you actually see people on the pad 1
No, we can't, Houston.
Roger. Place your T/M switch to COMMAND.
T/M is on COMMAND.
140:44:53 CC And C-Band adapter switch to COMMAND.
140:44:59 CC Roger.
140:45:03 CC Let me know when you're finished the tracking task
and we'll continue.
140:45:08 P Roger.
140:45:16 CC Stand by for your T R , Gemini VII.
140:45:23 CC Gemini VII, stand by for your T R update.
140:45:27 P Roger.
140:46:01 P No update yet, Houston.
140:46:03 CC Roger. We've got a little T/M problem we're
working on. We're transmitting again, Gemini VII.
140:46:20 CC Gemini VII, you can place your Quantity Read switch
140:46:34 P This is a much better telescope, Frank.
140:46:41 P Much better.
140:47:02 P This scope is much better.
140:47:19 C Okay. Tell Chuck ...
140:47:22 P Tracking test complete . .. T R being received.
140:47:24 P Chuck, he passed the ...
140:47:26 CC Roger. We've got a problem with our ground
equipment. We'll update you as soon as we can,
either here or possibly Canaries or Carnarvon.
140:47:34 P Roger. Understand.
140:47:40 CC We're going to try one more time here, Gemini VII.
Looks like we can't put it in here. Gemini VII,
we'll catch you at another station.
140:47:57 P Roger.
140:47:59 CC I'm ready to copy your GO/NO-GO information.
140:48:05 C Roger, the main batteries were all 23 volts, 1A,
5 amps; IB, 5 amps; 1C, 5 amps; 2A, 3 amps; 2B,
3 amps; 2C, 2 amps; main bus, 26.2 volts. RCS A,
3000; 80 degrees. RCS B, 2900; 75 degrees. Left
Secondary 0 2 5400. Right Secondary 0 2 , 5300.
140:48:17 P 2A, 3 amps; SB, 3 amps; 2C, 2 amps. Main bus,
26.2 volts. RCS A, 3000; 80 degrees. RCS B, 2900;
75 degrees. Left Secondary O2, 5400; right
Secondary 0 2 , 5300.
140:48:40 CC Roger.
140:48:46 CC Gemini VII, we tried the Tr again and our indica-
tion is that it got in correctly. Did you get an
140:48:54 C That's affirmative. We've got an update.
140:48:58 CC Roger.
140:49:04 CC Gemini VII, would you stand by for the Surgeon?
He'd like to get a couple of questions in relation
to your last pass.
140:49:12 CC Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. We didn't get an
answer. I'm not sure you heard about this oral
temperature at 128 hours, just at the beginning of
the sleep period on the Command Pilot. Do you have
any explanation for that?
140:49:26 P Tell him the ...
140:49:29 C The sun might have shined on it or something, Chuck.
I don't know what could have happened.
140:49:31 CC Okay. How are you doing with the water story,
Frank? Have you got it done yet or
140:49:36 P Tell him we're working on it now.
140:49:38 C We're working on it now. We've been very busy this
140:49:41 CC Roger. That's fine. Any time you get it.
140:49:44 C Roger. We have to go back and repeat sometimes,
counted each half-ounce or ounce or something, but
we'll check it.
140:49:51 GC Roger.
140:49:54 CC How did your tracking across the Cape go, Frank?
Was the weather okay there?
140:49:58 C Yea, it was perfect. There was actually no problem.
140:50:01 CC Roger. We'll let you know on that as soon as we get
140:50:05 C Roger. We'd be Interested in knowing if they got
any good data off our tracking on the boosters.
140:50:17 CC Gemini VII, I'm not sure we know what you mean by
140:50:21 C Did ... receive any of the information he wanted?
140:50:25 CC Roger. They're very happy about their results.
140:50:28 C Okay, thank you.
140:50:40 C What do you want us to do about this Section 2C of
Stack 2C if it keeps going down and we're not in
contact with anyone?
140:50:41 C Son of a gun. It's hot in this place.
140:50:43 P Yes. No worry on that.
140:50:52 CC We're working on that, Frank. We're considering a
longer purge or possibly a purge on just that one
stack. They're running a special test on the sim
flight fuel cell at St. Louis. We should have some
word on that for you very shortly.
140:51:08 C Remember a purge is never a cure.
140:51:10 CC Roger.
140:51:13 CC Roger, Doctor.
140:51:14 P I'm not so sure.
140:51:19 C Gosh darn it.
140:51:20 P You're just upset. The same thing that those
people told you now. The purge goes through there
140:51:24 C Yes, but the other people that know told us that.
Weber told us that.
140:51:26 P Yes, but - -
140:51:29 C We have to get in the position - and I said well
naturally you have to watch those fellows ...
140:51:36 P T hat was a longer purge ...
140:51:38 C 141:00. Come on, we're all messed up* Give me some
140:51:41 P 00.
140:51:43 C We have an Apollo Landmark.
140:51:46 P Oh, ... pretty good. Get out the book.
140:51:58 P Okay, what is it?
140:52:02 P The car.
140:52:03 C 101.
140:52:05 P Okay. You got the book? Or do I have it?
140:52:17 C We're 20 degrees short, 24 left.
140:52:36 P Acquisition and 8-hour photos,
140:52:46 P West point on peninsula approximately 3 miles
northwest of the Dakar.
140:52:50 C Where is it?
140:52:51 P Okay ...
140:52:55 P Thin ankle. That«s what it looks like.
140:52:58 P What time?
He said take a picture . . . and then right away we
have a Sequence 413 on 02 and a D-4/D-7 using
Cameras ready to go. What's that sequence?
I like it when we stay busy. Do you?
Yes, much better than we ...
A CQ-AID beacon open. We better do that right now.
Temperature warm-up at, what's the time on that one?
Okay. That « s 00 :10 . What ' s t he D-4/D-7?
All right. 141:11 I get a load of this stuff.
What » s the mode on D-4/D-7?
Now on the mode on Apollo, you want two shots, right?
Yes, acquisition and meter.
... coming up for one for 141:00:10; Apolloj
Sequence 85} Mode 01. BIO MED Recorder Number 1
coming on slightly before Number 141:00. Track ...
140:57:40 CC Gemini VII, Canaries.
140:57:42 C Go ahead, Canaries.
140:57:44 CC You can turn off the transponder now.
140:57:45 C Thank you.
140:58:10 CC VII, Canaries.
140:58:12 C Go ahead.
140:58:13 CC We want another Section 2 purge, normal Section 2
140:58:18 C Roger. What time?
140:58:20 CC Right now.
140:58:22 C Is it critical or can we wait until after we get one
Apollo Landmark . . .
140:58:28 CC That's okay.
141:00:55 C ... Okay. Sequence ... photograph ...
141:01:06 P Canaries, this is VII. Coming through with the
Section 2 purge.
141 : 01 : 11 CC Affirmative .
141:03:22 P Purge complete ...
141:03:52 CC Canary, Roger. Cape said they probably tracked
the transponder for about 2 minutes.
141:03:59 P Roger. Thank you.
141:04:01 CC You're welcome.
141:06:18 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
Gemini VII. Go ahead.
Out here we'd be interested if you notice any
significant change in Section 2.
Doesn't appear that there is any change in the
amperage; still reads about 2 amps. I monitored
two or three voltages during the second purge. It
now reads about 27.2. Looks like it's a little
higher than it was before.
Roger. We'll continue to watch it.
Roger. It's got, I'd say, about a 6-amp difference
between Section 1 and Section 2 amneter reading.
Roger, we concur.
Canary. This is VII, Starting D-4/D-7 at 141 -
oh, about 1^1:19 - and using Sequence 413, with the
change that we are now tracking Venice.
Stopping the D-4/D-7 track at 141:24:20.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
Gemini VII. Go ahead, Carnarvon.
Roger. We have you GO on the ground. We also have
some information for you. We're in the process of
running an H2 purge on a similar stack at St. Louis.
We'll have more information on this test over the
States. The one in St. Louis has shown similar
characteristics to the one on board.
That's about all we have for you this pass. We'll
be standing by.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
141:38:09 C This is Gemini. Go.
141:38:10 CC Roger. Have you finished your D-4/D-7?
141:38:15 C That's affirmative. We finished D-4/D-7.
141:38:18 CC Okay. We still don't have an ACQ-AID ready. Do
you have your circuit breaker off?
141:38:24 C Did you get one now? We'd have to turn it on.
141:38:27 CC I will check.
141:38:35 CC Roger. ...
141:38:42 C Big brother is watching.
141:38:44 CC Roger.
142:00:00 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
142:00:05 CC We have nothing for you. You need not acknowledge.
We show you GO on the ground.
142:00:54 P Hawaii, this is VII.
142:00:57 CC Gemini VII, this is Hawaii.
142:00:59 P Did you receive our last transmission? Over.
142:01:00 CC Negative.
142:01:01 P Okay, thank you. Just checking.
142:01:07 C Hawaii, Gemini VII with the correction to our
142:01:12 CC Roger, VII. Go ahead.
142:01:13 P Roger. Our recomputed figures show that the
Command Pilot to date has had 452 ounces of water.
142:01:26 CC Roger. That was Command Pilot, 2 days, 452 ounces
14.2:01:32 P No, that's total to date, total water.
142:01:35 CC Roger.
li£:01:37 P The Pilot, 396.
142:01:41 CC Roger.
142:01:55 P Having a Meal B on the sixth day. Just opened up
the meal and we find another ... first at 142 hours
and 1 minute. Bacon and egg bites for a noon meal.
I always thought they were for breakfast.
142:02:27 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. I have some information
142:02:31 P Go ahead.
142:02:33 CC Place your Stack 2C switch to the OPEN CIRCUIT
position for 15 minutes - one fiver minutes.
Houston will pick it up over the States, and if
the voltage stays around 30 volts or better they
will do a single-stack hydrogen purge over the
142:02:56 P Roger. At this time I'm going to go CIRCUIT on
Stack 2C; will keep an open circuit. As I under-
stand, if the voltages stay 30 volts or better,
they'll do a single-stack hydrogen purge. Is that
142:03:08 CC That's affirmative.
142:03:10 C Roger. Going to OPEN CIRCUIT 2C.
142:03:12 CC Roger.
142:05:34 CC Gemini VII, will you say again, please?
142:05:36 P VII was not transmitting.
142:05:40 CC Roger.
142:09:51 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
142:09:54 P This is VII. Go ahead.
142:09:56 CC Roger. How's lunch?
142:10:02 P Well, we're sort of eating it right now.
142:10:03 CC Sort of what?
142:10:06 P Eating it up.
142:10:07 CC Roger. How's the voltage looking, Jim?
142:10:11 P It's off-scale high, Elliot, at least 32 volts,
142:10:18 CC Roger. We'll watch it for a couple more minutes
here. I'd like to give you the procedure that we
have for single-stack purge here*
142:10:34 P Roger. Go ahead.
142:10:37 CC It's probably about as you have figured out.
Essentially, it's Just Crossover open, 2A and 2B
off. Then purge Section 2 for 13 seconds.
142:10:59 C Elliot -
142:11:06 CC Go ahead, Frank.
142:11:08 C The voltage on this open circuit is higher now
than the last two times we open-circuited,
142:11:23 CC Roger. We're not ready for you to start this
purge yet. I just wanted to give you the procedure.
142:11:29 C Okay.
142:11:32 CC And we want you to monitor 2C closely during the
purge. Of course, to purge it you're going to
have to put it back on the line before we start this
thing, but we want you to monitor it closely during
the purge; and then after the purge just turn Stack
2A and 2B back on.
142:11:44 C Right. And, Elliot, I want to tell you another
thing. We are fooling around with this D-5 again,
trying to calibrate on Venus and everything else,
and I tried it too and the conclusion is that when
It - the calibration button is down, it's always
RED; when it's not down, it's always GREEN.
Lets go over this procedure one more time. We'll
have the Crossover open and 2A and 2B will be open-
circuited, and then we'll put 2C back on the line and
we'll purge hydrogen for 13 seconds.
That's correct, Jim, but I think we should put
Stack 2A back on the line first, before you take
2A and 2B off.
Roger. I'll put 2B back on before I take 2A and
2B off. And we're not going to have to bother with
the oxygen at all. Right?
And you're to do this purge over the States. Is
We'll tell you when we're ready, Jim. What does
the voltage look like from Hawaii in to here when
you were - all the time that you've had it off? Has
it been steady or rising, or what?
Every time we have open-circuited, it goes up fairly
rapidly. There's 30 volts, then very slowly it con-
tinues to rise. The last time we talked to you it
was up around 31 and since we've had it open longer,
now it's 33 and it might be above that - that's as
high as the scale goes.
Roger. I copy.
Have some questions about the - your attempt at
MSC-3 yesterday. Did you definitely acquire
On that attempt, no. When we first picked up the
Islands we just see . . . and . . . but I can never
pick up Hawaii* I think it was at an oblique
angle covered by clouds. And when he gave us the
Mark we were almost over . . . that • s why I thought
perhaps that Houston ... even though ...
142:14:17 CC Roger. So you never actually saw Hawaii, so you
couldn't scan it with the telescope or with your
eyes or anything?
142:14:18 P That's right. We never did pick up Hawaii, but ...
and ... stood out very nicaly.
142:14:24 CC Roger.
142:14:55 P Houston, VII.
142:14:57 CC Go ahead.
142:14:58 P Just as a matter of interest, our friend, the
Delta-V light , finally went out . It ' s been on for
the last several days.
142:15:05 CC Roger. When did it go out?
142:15:07 P Just now.
142:15:09 CC Roger.
142:15:15 CC Okay. Why don't you put Stack 2C back on at this
time and give us a stabilised reading there before
142:15:22 P Roger. Stack 2C going back on the line.
142:15:35 P Okay. We're back on the line and 2C is reading
27.8 volts now and the amps are back up to 5 amps.
Highest I've seen it in some time.
142:15:47 CC Roger. Let's let it stabilize there for a minute.
142:15:50 P Roger.
142:15:52 CC What are the other amp readings?
142:15:55 P 2A and 2B are both about 2 l/2. This is the
situation we had originally for the first 4 or
142:16:02 CC Roger. Let's watch it here for a minute Jim, and
then we'll decide about this purge.
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What do vour current s look like now, VII?
They're stabilised j 2C voltage is 27.8, and 5 amps
on the 2C ammeter.
And how about 2A and B?
2A and 2B each read about 3 amps now.
All right. You have 2A and 2B, 3 amps; 2C, 5 amps.
Is that correct?
IZfr^alf • «i 7
That is correct. Their both sections are balanced.
Roger. How about reading off the A Section then?
I mean Section 1.
4 j IB about 4, and 1C about 4.
And C are all 4.0?
D nmr w« w«nt to keen watching it here for a
minute, Gemini VII.
Houston, Gemini VII.
We made a couple of qualitative checks on the UHF
adapter - or UHF antennas, and it seems that the
reentry antenna is just a little bit better than
the adapter antenna.
142:18:45 C Neither one of them is bad, though. We've been
using primarily the adapter antenna since the plat-
form was powered up yesterday.
142:18:50 CC Roger. Okay, Jim. How about giving me another
readout on 1 and 2 amperages?
142:19:02 P Roger. Section 1 is reading about 3 1/2 to 4 -
that's 1A. IB is about 4, 1C is 4, 2A is 3, 2B
is 3 and 2C is 5.
142:19:21 CC Roger.
142:19:24 C And the Delta-V light is still out.
142:19:38 CC Is that Delta-V light still out, Jim?
142:19:41 P Roger. Still out. You know what we say about
letting sleeping dogs lie.
142:19:45 CC Yes, we're just about to invoke the Taft-Hartley
Act here. Got a coming up at you, VII.
142:19:59 P Received.
142:20:01 C If you want us to purge, how about promising it
won't hurt it.
142:20:05 CC How about promising, you say?
142:20:07 C Roger.
142:20:08 CC We haven't purged yet. Stand by. If we ask you,
we will promise.
142:20:21 CC Maybe we've got something wrong with the ammeter.
142:20:25 P Might be the operator. I never can tell.
142:20:30 CC Gemini VII, we are not going to purge. We're
going to leave it like it is.
142:20:35 P Roger.
142:20:3? CC Are you ready for the day's news with your lunch?
142:20:41 P Exciting! Go ahead.
142:20:45 CC Mr. Mikoyan resigned yesterday as president of the
Soviet Union on grounds of health and age. He was
replaced by Nickoli Pegornia. Branch Rickey died
yesterday at the age of 83. A big firebal3 was
observed over Lake Erie yesterday. It apparently
was a meteorite. Several grass fires were reported
in the northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania area;
we should have more on that later. We'll let you
know if we do. The Gemini news today is all about
the preparations for the Gemini VI launch on Sunday.
We've talked to them recently and they're in real
good shape there. They're through the precount and
they're in very good shape. We have a sim set up
for Wally tonight . Everyone got a kick out of your
message to Tommy Nobis to encourage him to come with
the Oilers and a Post sport swriter said that he knew
Bud Adams had friends in high places, but this was
142:22:07 P Outstanding!
142:22:30 CC Just before we lose you, VII, we'd like to get
another set of readings on the fuel cell. I'll
call you when we need that.
142:22:38 C Did Dr. Berry get all the water information from
142:22:42 CC Yes, we got it, and they're now happy, Frank.
142:22:45 C Good.
142:22:47 CC If you can conceive of that.
142:22:52 CC Frank, we got the totals and we're perfectly happy
with them, and we won't have to go back and jiggle
the other things. We'll jiggle it here on the
142:23:00 C Thank you.
142:23:06 CC I don't know about you, Frank, but I wonder what he's
going to jiggle?
142:23 f 26 CC Were you able to see Hawaii at all on that last
pass - to get some idea what the weather's going to
be like this time?
142:23:36 P Elliot, we're drifting with the shutters up to
142:23:41 CC Roger. So you didn't see Hawaii that last pass?
142 : 23 : 42 P Negative .
142:23:45 CC Roger.
142:24:28 CC VII, Houston. Would you comment on your fueling
situation? We were wondering about your last
comment there. Are you able to maintain adequate
cooling with the present pump configuration?
142:24:45 P This is VII. Roger, we're both fine. Of course
I'm without the suit and Frank's with it. We have
the primary A pump on now.
142:24:58 CC Roger, VII.
142:25:29 C You're all going to have to work a double shift
today, right, Elliot.
142:25:33 CC Oh, we'll manage.
142:25:37 C How are you holding up after these 14-7 days?
142:25:41 CC Appreciate your asking. Haven't even thought
about it .
142:25:45 C How about CM3 and 4?
142:25:48 CC They're doing fine. They're having a ball.
142:25:54 CC How about CM1 and 2?
142:25:55 C We're fine. We're kind of - I guess the person
we're really worried about is the Old Man, Flight
142:26:02 CC Yes, we're keeping an eye on him.
142:26:04 C Missing all those golf games.
142:26:09 CC That doesn't even deserve a comment.
142:26:18 CC Okay. Why don't you give me another readout on
those stack currents, Jim?
142:26:24 P Roger. Coming up now. 1A is 4 amps; IB, 4 l/2
amps; 1C, 4 amps; 2A, 3 l/2 amps; 2B, 3 1/2 amps;
and 2C Is 4-over 5 amps - about 5 1/2, I guess.
142:26:42 CC Roger. We'll watch it for a while. Thank you.
142:29:23 CC We'll see you the next time around, VII. What
we're really worried about here is the Flight
142:29:32 CC I said we'll see you next time around. The one
we're really worried about here is the Flight
142:29:36 P Roger. Is he getting enough water?
142:29:40 CC He's been hearing noises and sounds a little hoarse.
It sounds like he's been drinking medicinal water.
142:29:51 C Tell him to remember all of his dreams, please.
142:30:02 CC We've prescribed a treatment, but he won't follow
142:30:16 C Houston.
142:30:17 CC Go ahead.
142:30:18 C Got the Delta-V light again.
142:30:20 CC Roger. Delta-V light again.
142:40:17 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
142:40:22 P This is VII. Go ahead.
142:40:24 CC Sorry to bother your lunch, Jim. Could you give
me another set of readouts on the stack amperages?
142:40:32 P Roger. We're now reading 3 1/2 on 1A; 4, IB; 3 1/2,
1C; about 4-over 3 on 2A; 3 on 2B; and Just barely
under 5 on 2C.
142:40:50 CC I did not copy 2A and 2C.
142:40:55 P 3, 2A; and slightly under 5 on 2C.
Roger. Understand about 4.9 on 2C.
Gemini VII, also I'd like to tell you that the
MSC-4 for Hawaii next pass is deleted due to
weather at Hawaii.
This is VII. Understand MSC-4 deleted.
Also, MSC-4 for Ascension on the following revolution
is deleted because they have not received all the
equipment they require to make their repairs. So
it looks like we won't make that one again today.
Jim and I are both looking at the aurora. A
beautiful sight. Sort of a yellow green with BEF.
We're coming up on Carnarvon. The aurora looks
almost like a rainbow. We can see both ends of
it and the area underneath the cuff part of the
rainbow, about in the middle of it, is very, very
dark. I don't see any clouds in there at all,
do you Jim?
It would appear that it's almost ...
Carnarvon, Gemini VII. UHF test: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Just saw the aurora - the southern aurora - for
the very first time. Very beautiful.
This is Gemini VII. UHF test: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5,
4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
Okay. You're looking real good down here. How
are you doing?
Okay. Are you too busy to copy a flight plan
We're a little busy right now. Could we wait off
Surely. Do you want to copy it later here or
over the States? Well, just let me know.
I'll give you a call" when we're through here.
Very good. I have a long pass.
Go ahead, please, Hawaii.
Okay, here we go. MSC-2 and -3: 144:20:00;
Sequence 02; off at 159:00:00. At 144:55:00,
we'd like a cabin temperature survey. S-6:
145:27:00j Sequence 02, 03 and 04; take several
pictures. D-9: 145 '• 51*00; Sequence 04; perform
Node procedure described after mode number listings.
146:46:00: crew status report, Command Pilot at
Hawaii. At 147:19:00: crew status report on the
Pilot at the RKV. At 148:03:00: a PLA update at
the CSQ. At 148:22:00: flight plan report at
Hawaii. At 149:00:00: BIO MED Recorder Number 2
to CONTINUOUS, off at 159:00:00. Did you copy all
Got it all.
Okay, very good. We have nothing further for you.
We'll be standing by if you need us.
Gemini VII, Hawaii.
McDonnell expert, Mr, McDonnell, a Mr. Weber, had
a theory on what's going on up there. They claim
that when you took Stack 2C to the open circuit to
remove the load from the cell, the water pressure
was relieved from the cell and it kind of cleared
it out of there, and that's what's solving your
What you're suggesting is, if it happens again,
probably a similar procedure will solve it again.
Yes, but I think you better hold up on doing that
until we give you word.
We don't need you now. It's running perfect.
Yes, I mean if it happens again.
Don't worry, we will*
When are you going to get some clear weather down
there ... so we can see your laser?
I don't know. It's been raining for a couple of
weeks. Right up on top of the mountain here it
rains all the time.
... time was 13:06 when we first started - correc-
tion - 143:06 ... Borman dumping urine.
Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM. You need not
acknowledge. We have you on the ground - GO on
the ground, and are standing by.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
Got a couple of flight plan update items, if you
can get your book out.
Go ahead. We're ready.
Node: Time, 144:56:20; Rev 91; 136.7 degrees east;
right ascension, 10:50:45. Time: 144:44*14; purge
fuel cells at Carnarvon. You have a T x coming up
now, Gemini VII.
VII, did you copy a T x coming up?
Next is 148:55:00; purge fuel cells at the RKV.
Stand by for the Surgeon, Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. Have you had any
dandruff problem up there, Frank?
N 0, No, negative.
Good show. He's having trouble with his hearing,
Gemini VII. You might help him out.
Is Jim - I'd like to talk to both of you a little
bit about this nasal stuffiness, and we'd like to
have you try something here. Did you use the skin
cream from those little bottles? Did you try some
of that last night before you went to sleep?
Yes we did. It works pretty good.
Okay, I'll tell you what I'd like to have you do
to see if we can clear this up some during the
day, is - I'd like to have you keep using that so
that you don't dry out. Just keep your noses moist
with that all the time and if we can just use it
for that purpose, we'll probably have plenty to go
the route. The other thing I'd like to have Jim
try because he sounds like he is more plugged* I
would like to have him try one of the Actyfeds,
Item E. It will last about four hours and we can
give a trial to see if this will clear up that nasal
stuffiness for you. The main thing is keeping your
nose moist with the lotion tube. Do you read?
I'll do it if it's in the field of medical research,
otherwise I'd prefer not to.
Oh, well it's - we (ha ha) outstanding.
Okay. You feel that the stuffiness isn't enough
to bother you. Is that right, Jim?
Chuck, that cream you gave me is working very nicely.
I put some more in my nose this morning, and I
expect a certain amount of stuffiness due to the
oxygen content, but other than that we are fine.
Okay. Well, if you don't feel that the stuffiness
is bothering you as far as breathing is concerned
there is no real reason to - to have to do this, and
I think it would clear up the stuffiness for you.
So we know it's there, and I'm not directing you
to take it. I think it is one of these choice
things that we can do if you want to do it. If
you feel the stuffiness isn't bothering you, we
won't do it.
Roger. Thank you, and if I become more stuffy,
I'll be sure and take one.
Hey, Chuck, have you got a minute?
Yes, sir. Surgeon standing by, Frank.
I don't have any problem, but my brother-in-law
hurt his back moving a piano. Could you prescribe
something for him?
Where is he?
I was just kidding you. We're all in good shape,
Very good. The gals are in good shape down here,
Is everything all right at home?
Yes, everything is very fine, Frank. I talkie tc
both Sue and to Marilyn this morning and it's fine.
Marilyn is out having coffee again, having I-r.noh.
Tell her I'm doing my part, now she has to c..- hers.
Not yet. Not for another week or so anyway.
Chuck, I want to tell you one thing. There is just
no comparison medically between suits on and suits
off. Boy, it's - I bet you half the problems you've
had with people getting dehydrated were because of
these darn suits.
Yes, we're in firm agreement with that statement,
Frank. And it's pretty obvious, I think, that's -
do you think that's part of your problem with
sleep too, Frank? The suit on?
I'm certain it's part of my problem. I even
buttoned it up last night, trying to see if that
would keep me cool; you know hood — hood down and
everything, and there is just no comparison between
Jim's comfort and mine.
Okay. Well, you keep us posted and we're
Roger, we copy, Gemini VII.
Houston, this is Gemini VII. One thing - last pass
over Australia we saw a brilliant display of the
aurora and we would like to take some pictures this
time, if we can afford a couple of spurts of atti-
Flight Director says have at it.
... Taking a picture of dim-light photography at
144:34:56; careful at taking several pictures
starting at 145:76 ...
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII,
Roger. We're waiting for your fuel cell purge.
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Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
Go ahead, Carnarvon.
Roger. I'd like for you to check your RCS B-3
We lost it.
Roger. It was out. Thank you very much.
Roger, Gemini VII.
Roger, Gemini VII. Could you position your yuant
Read switch to ECS 0 2 , please?
Okay, to Fuel Cell 0^?
Okay, to Fuel Cell K^t please.
Okay. You can go to the OFF position. You're
looking good here on the ground, Gemini VII.
145:10:11 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
145:10:15 C This is VII. Go ahead, Hawaii.
145:10:17 CC Roger. We show you GO on the ground. We're
standing by. You need not answer.
145:10:22 C Well, we will anyway. Thank you.
145:10:24 CC Roger.
145:24:58 CC Gemini VII. This is Texas CAP COM.
145:25:01 C Go ahead, Texas.
145:25:02 CC We have you GO on the ground. Stand by. We're
going to send you a T^.
145:25:06 C Thank you.
145:25:11 CC We have nothing further for you. We'll be standing
145:30:24 P Yes, right now, Frank.
145:30:26 C Fix was taken on ... Charlie ... pictures ...
145:31:34 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
145:31:39 C This is VII. Go ahead, Houston.
145:31:JP- CC Roger, VII. We're .lust checking out a new communi-
cation circuit. Just want to make sure you can read
me and we'll be standing by here. And for infor-
mation, we're always standing by at any of the remote
siteB - Tananarive, and so forth - throughout the
flight - in case you want us.
145:31:56 C Roger. You're coming in loud and clear with no
This is VII. Go ahead.
Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
This is VII. Go ahead.
Jim, we would like to have Frank - correction -
have you get back in your suit at this time and
have Frank get out of his. Our plan is to leave
you In this mode through the rendezvous and docking.
After that - the rendezvous and stationkeeping, and
after that the thought would be to consider the
matter further, as far as suit configurations are
concerned. We feel that this is an important step
in carrying the suit situation further. Do you
Go ahead, VII.
Do you wish to program the suit time at this time?
Whenever you think is the best time to do it.
Whenever you can work it in the flight plan here.
We've just got this word, so we have not programmed
it in the flight plan, yet.
Roger. I'd like to get some instructions. It's
going to take a little while for us to get squared
away here, so I would like to have it worked into
the program during a quiet period.
Looks like after the D-9 at the RKV, you might have
some period in there - about minutes or so -
before the crew status on the Command Pilot at
Hawaii. It looks like that might be a good spot.
145=37:23 P Roger.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
145:44:28 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. You need not acknowledge.
All systems are GO. We're standing by.
145:44:35 P Roger.
145:47:03 C RKV CAP COM. This is Gemini VII.
145:47:05 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII.
145:47:07 C Would you ask Houston, please, if it would be
acceptable if we remained in our present configura-
tion until tomorrow when Jim will suit-up for the
rendezvous, and then I will remove the suit after
rendezvous? I would prefer not to have us make too
many suit changes in the spacecraft. The danger of
hitting switches and so on is great. If it would be
acceptable to them, we will delay switching suits
until after rendezvous.
145:47:31 CC Okay.
145:47:33 P The rendezvous tomorrow.
145:47:34 CC Roger. I'll check with Houston. Standby.
145:48:19 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
145:48:20 C Go ahead.
145:48:21 CC Did you say that you wanted to stay in the present
suit configuration until tomorrow? Is that affirm?
145:48:26 C That's affirmative. At which time Jim Lovell will
145:48:31 CC Okay.
145:48:35 C We are afraid of damaging BIO MED communications
and the cuffs getting mi sad justed and so on.
145:48:41 CC Roger.
145 48 :59
Gemini VII, RKV.
Chris would like you to get back into your suit.
I'm not out of it. I'm still in it.
No, but he'd like a - I think he'd like you to
That means we would have to change again tomorrow
I'm comfortable, I'm all right. I'm not comfor-
table, but I'm all right. It's a big job for Jim
to get in and out of the suit, and once he gets in
he probably won't want to get out again ...
Well, at this time . . ,
... and I'll get out after tomorrow.
Gemini VII, RKV.
Go ahead, RKV.
Roger. We'll discuss the suit situation with you
How's everything on the RKV tonight?
145 : 51: 32
That's good. How far out to sea are you all?
You won't believe it. We're anchored 35 miles off
the coast. 180 feet of anchor.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How
do you read?
Houston, Gemini VII. Read you loud and clear.
Roger. Gemini VII. We copied your comments over
RKV. We would like to reiterate that we feel it
is Important for you to change suit configurations
at this time.
Let me finish bringing ray position on this. That
means three changes in 24 hours. Me out and then
* • •
. . . I would rather wait for you . . . than make it
up. It's no easy task to change suits in the
Frank, I think you may be confused on your days
here. The rendezvous is not tomorrow, it is the
Roger. But we thought we'd get suited tomorrow
night and get ready for the rendezvous, so we
didn't have to fool around Sunday morning.
What we have in mind is for Jim to put on his suit
now, and you to get out of yours at this time.
And then in preparation for the rendezvous, you
would get back in.
And not until Sunday morning, Frank.
Roger. If that's what you want, we'll do it, but
I sure would rather just stay the way we are.
Since we put this Pump A on, I'm cool and comfor-
table, and I'm not kidding you, it's tough to get
in and out of the suit, especially for Jim.
Frank, let ' s - I think you understand what ' s going
on down here, and the only way I feel that we're
going to get both of you out of the suits is to have
you get out and Frank - and Jim get back in again.
Aye, aye, sir. We'll do it. If you want us to,
that's it. We'll do it. I just wanted to explain
our position. But we'll change tonight.
CC We understand completely, Frank.
C Okay, thank you.
CC We hope you do.
P ... saw a blue haze by air on the right ...
Telescope with the blue filter in. I can see a
definite blue layer around the earth, but it's
the same whitish haze layer that we see during
the day without a filter. It - the haze gets
thinner as it gets towards the sky. I cannot
see any special blue band around other than what
we normally see as white light during the . . .
whitish blue during the ...
C Okay. You want to write in there then later on?
P Okay. Let me get into my suit.
C Let me get out of mine first. Let's get all the
stuff squared away.
P Okay. ... planning to do it?
C Well - -
P Okay. First of all I have to take a tinkle.
C A tinkle?
P I have to urinate. Let's power-down the spacecraft,
C Let's do. Let's power this son of a gun way down
and not touch it for the rest of the night.
C What do you say about that . . .
C Let's see, at 11:46 I have a crew status report so
we might as well - -
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. We have you GO on
telemetry. We have nothing to pass this pass.
Standing by . You need not acknowledge .
Thank you, CSQ.
It ought to be ...
... Wasn't it?
. . . juice . We have to get over there . . .
Roger . ...
Roger . ...
Couple of comments. It's very difficult to operate
20-80 system like we have on-board as compared to
the 50-50 one which we practiced with. When we
try to take star shots or even the same stars-to-
same-stars, since the light that is attenuated by
the 20 percent is - cuts out all the - any star
except Sirius completely. As far as the same star-
to-same star, the only good star we could use was
Sirius or perhaps something like Nodus . But any
one like Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, those stars were
too dim to take calibration shots of. It was
also true on star-to-star. For instance, I tried
Rigel to Sirius and had to use the 20 percent
light, gathering the 20 percent on Sirius and 80
percent on Rigel. I could not use the other way
around, nor can I use any other two stars . For
instance, I tried Rigel and Betelgeuse for a
while. I couldn't use those two. This was taken
Lovell is dumping urine at lU6:U2.
Gemini VTI, Hawaii CAP COM.
146:46:15 P Go ahead, Hawaii. This is VII.
146:46:17 CC Okay. We're showing you GO here on the ground.
How are you doing?
146:46:20 P Oh, we're doing great. We're doing great.
146:46:22 CC Okay. We've got a valid oral temp. Stand by for
Surgeon. Waiting for your blood pressure.
146:46:29 P Roger. Blood pressure coming down now.
11+6:1+6:42 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
11+6:47:39 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
11+6:1+7:1+3 P Exercise started now.
11+6:1+8:10 P Exercise finished. Blood pressure coming down.
11+6:1+8:22 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
ll+6;l+9:ll+ CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
your food, water and sleep report.
11+6:1+9:30 C Hawaii, Gemini VII - -
11+6:1+9:38 CC Gemini VTI, this is Hawaii Surgeon. Standing by
for your food, water and sleep report.
11+6:1+9:1+2 C Roger. The Command Pilot's had, to date, a total
of 1+86 ounces of water. We had an additional meal
since the last time. Day 6, Meal B, but he did not
eat three egg bites. Had a total in Column 5 of
15 j total in Column 6 of 3.
11+6:50:08 C The Pilot's 1 a total of 1+17 ounces of water.
He had Metl. t or Day 6, Meal B, but did not
eat two egg bites. And he's had 15 in Column 5
and 2 in Column 6.
11+6:50:21+ CC Roger, Gemini VII .
146:50:3^ CC Gemini VII, Hawaii. We have nothing further.
We'll be standing by.
146:50:38 C Thank you.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
ll+7:l8:36 CC Gemini VII, RKV. We copy your oral temp. Please
effect a blood pressure.
lU7:l8:59 CC Gemini VII, RKV Surgeon. We did not get full-
1 1+7:19:06 CC We have full-acale.
1^7:19:1+9 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure.
Standing by for your exercise.
11+7:19:59 P MARK on the exercise.
ll+7:20:28 P Blood pressure coming down.
114-7:20:30 CC Roger.
11+7:20:35 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
ll+7:21:l6 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Has
there been any change in your food and water status
11+7:21:27 P This is VII. Negative ...
11+7:21:30 CC Roger.
ll+7:21:3U CC Surgeon out.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
3.1+8:03:48 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM.
11+8:03:52 C This is Gemini VII.
11+8:03:55 CC Roger. I have your PLA update when you're ready
ll+8:0l+:00 C Stand by.
ll+8:Ol+:03 CC Say again.
1U8: 04:05 C Stand by a minute, please.
]A8:04:07 CC Roger. I also want to get a propellant quantity
reading, and an OAMS fluid pressure reading.
11+8:0^:17 C Propellant quantity is 26 percent. OAMS fluid
ll+8:0i+:28 CC I copy. 26 percent and 1300.
11+8: 0k: 31 C Roger.
ll+8:0l+:37 CC Also, you should have a radio check for a Number
6 pass over Hawaii this revolution.
ll+8:0l+:M+ C Thank you.
ll+8:0l+:l+9 C I'm ready to copy.
ll+8:Ol+:51 CC Okay. The RE ... 1+00K on all these areas is the
same and the time is 21 plus 50. That's the RE
1+00K. Same for all areas.
11+8:05:07 C Thank you.
11+8:05:11 CC Okay. Area 95-3: 150:52:55; Area 96-3:
152:28:20; Area 97-Bravo: 15^:0^: 53; Area
98-Delta: 155:02:28; Area 99-Delta: 156:38:03;
Area 100-2: 158:11:32. Just broke into the
11+8:06:16 C Roger.
11+8:06:18 CC Area 101-2: 159:^7:33; Area 102-1: l6l:15:5l+;
Area 103-1: 162:51:21+. The weather is good in
all areas except 96-3, weather is marginal. Do
11+8:06:55 C Roger. We copy.
11+8:06:59 CC All systems are GO here on the ground. That's
all we have. We're standing by.
11+8:07:01+ C Thank you very much.
11+8:07:06 CC Roger.
1 1+8:07:08 C You might ask Houston what plans they have on this
fuel cell 2C ... stacked up again .
11+8:07:15 CC Roger. Will do.
11+8:08:12 CC Flight advises that they will talk with you about
the Stack 2-Charlie over Hawaii, or the RKV.
11+8:08:19 C Thank you.
11+8:22:36 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
11+8:22:39 C Come in, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
lU8:22:Ul CC Roger. We show you GO on the ground. What is your
status in the spacecraft?
11+8:22:1+7 C We're GO now. Jim is in the suit, and I'm out of
11+8:22:51 CC Roger.
11+8:23:08 C Hawaii, Gemini VII. I have a flight plan report
if you're ready.
11+8:23:11 CC Roger. Standing by.
ll+8:23:ll+ C Roger. We made one more frame of dim-light
photography today. We've used 20 frames on the
third night and these have Magazine C of S0217,
and one additional tape cartridge.
11+8:23:33 C On D-9, Sequence k, we used - we completed it,
but we used two different stars, Rigel and Sirius,
and we did the third part of that Sirius and
11+8:23:^ CC Roger.
11+8:23:52 C We also sighted a brilliant aurora south of
Australia, but were not able to photograph it.
ll+8:2l+:05 C We were unable to get the readout picture of Apollo
Landmark 85 because of cloud cover. That's about
it for today •
148:24:18 C Everything else that has been scheduled has been
accomplished and I won't report on that because
you have all that already.
148:24:25 CC Roger. I have some information for you if you're
ready to copy .
148:24:33 C Go ahead.
148:24:34 CC Roger. Your status on the electrical and fuel cell
will be passed to you over the RKV prior to your
148:24:1+3 C Thank you.
148:24:45 CC The values for you to hold on your fuel cell
hydrogen will be passed to you over RKV.
148:24:52 C Thank you.
148:24:54 CC You will also have a UHF 6 over the RKV.
148:24:58 C Roger.
148:25:00 CC And if you have a little more time, I can give
you your OAMS status.
148:25:03 C Go ahead. We have plenty of time.
148:25:06 CC Okay. You have a - 56 pounds of fuel remaining.
You have more oxidizer than you can possibly use.
This means that you have an actual 31 percent
remaining and your on-board indications should be
27 percent. That's two seven percent. We're
evaluating what we want you to try to accomplish
between now and the end of the mission and we'll
brief you on that tomorrow.
148:25:35 C Roger. Will you tell thera that we prefer to save
2 pounds a day for attitude so we don't have to
drift the last few days of the mission? Two
pounds a day for attitude, please.
148:25:50 CC Roger. That is already included in your budget.
Are you still cloudy down there, Hawaii?
When does it clear up down there?
Seldom. It's been raining and cloudy for almost
two weeks now.
That's too bad. We sure want to get that laser
Oh. Maybe we can make it tomorrow or so.
We'd like to.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV.
Roger . We 're standing by for your purge .
Roger . Coming down to you at this time .
Would you place your Quantity Read switch to
FUEL CELL Og.
FUEL CELL Hg.
Would you turn the Quantity Read switch to OFF?
I have a map update for you when you're ready to
Go ahead, please, RKV.
148:56:42 CC Node: 150:57:26; Rev 95; 44.3 degrees east; right
ascension; Time, 10:43:13.
148:57:05 C I have it, thank you.
148:57:07 CC Your next fuel cell purge after you wake up will
be at Carnarvon on Rev 100, at a GET of 159:18.
U8:57:19 C Have that.
l48: 57:24 CC We'd like to pass along the bedtime rules for the
cryogenic pressures. We'd like your ECS 0g
heaters to be off. Fuel Cell 0g Heater to AUTO,
and your Fuel Cell Hg Heater off. We'd like you
to pump up the fuel cell H2 to 510 psi, and your
minimum for tonight will be 380.
148:57:52 C Roger. Three eight zero.
148:57:58 CC Would you give us a count off the water gun?
148:58:02 C Stand by one.
1 48: 58:10 C Water gun now reads 2402.
l48: 58:13 CC Roger. Could you look in your log and see what
your figures are for total water consumption for
both the Pilot and the Command Pilot?
148:58:23 P Roger. Stand by, please.
lU8:58:28 CC Reason we want these figures is - it gives us a
real good handle on the efficiency of the fuel
148: 58:35 C Roger.
148:58:52 C Okay. The Pilot's used 4l0 - 4l7 ounces of water.
148:58:57 CC Roger.
148:59:04 C Command Pilot, 486.
148:59:06 CC Roger.
148:59:10 C ... got the count off the gun is most accurate.
l48:59:l4 CC Roger.
148:59:17 CC Now, will you place the BIO MED Recorder Number 2
to CONTINUOUS ?
148:59:20 C Say again.
148:59:22 CC BIO MED Recorder Number 2 to CONTINUOUS.
148:59:25 C Roger.
148: 59:28 C Do you have any additional reading on the water,
148:59:31 CC Negative. Go ahead and give it to us.
148:59:33 C 628.
148:59:35 CC 628.
148:59:36 C Negative. 528. Over.
148:59:38 CC Roger. 528.
148:59:42 CC We'd like to give you a report on your fuel cell
148:59:46 C We'd he happy to hear it.
148:59:48 CC Okay. After the open -circuit check is Stack 2C.
It is again picking up more than its share of the
load. The present theory is it probably will be-
come saturated with water again sometime during the
duration. The telemetry will indicate this
approximately 10 hours before it is necessary to
go open-circuit on that cell. Now, this should
prevent ground controllers from having to wake you
up during a normal sleep period.
149:00:13 C Would you please channel back to Houston that we
would be happy to wake up on any sign in order to
take care of that cell.
149:00:20 CC We figured you would.
149:00:22 CC Okay. The Cryo status telemetry indicates your
trial usage rate is still less than nominal. So
you're in good shape there.
11+9:00:30 C Very good.
11+9:00:31 CC Roger. ECS 0 2 is expected to vent at 1+00 hours
and the fuel cell hydrogen tank is still expected
to vent after 300 hours.
11+9:00:1+1 C I'll take a bet on that one.
11+9:00:1+1+ CC Okay. Your Cryo quantity expected at the end of
lb- days will be ECS 0 2 , ^0 percent; fuel cell Og
will be 33 percent; and fuel cell H2, 39 percent.
11+9:00:56 C Roger.
11+9:01:02 CC Say it again. I didn't copy that.
11+9:01:25 CC How'd your suit exchange go?
11+9:01:1+6 CC You're coming in awfully garbled, Gemini VII.
11+9:18:1+2 C Borman about to dump urine at ll+9:l8.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
11+9:1+2:38 CC Gemini VTI, CSQ CAP COM.
11+9:^3:01 P This is VTI. Go ahead.
11+9:^3:03 CC Roger. We want to mention to you to bring your
fuel cell H 2 up to 510. We'd like to look at it
on the ground before we start your sleep period.
11+9:1+3:16 P Roger. We're in AUTO heat right now. I guess
it's coming up.
11+9:^3:19 CC Roger.
11+9:^5:35 P General note to Dr. Chance: I have in my hand
tuna salad, Serial Number FC565, with the tuna so
dry at the spout end where you eat at, that you
can't possibly force anything through it. Out.
159:06:17 C What?
159:06:22 C Not that one.
159:08:05 P Boy, this window was coldl
159:08:19 C Yes, I agree.
159:08:Ul P Yes, that points a good point.
159:08:48 C Turn on the recorder, will you?
159:08:51 P Jim's taking a picture of what we think at ...
159:08. Magazine C, 22, 23, 2k on that last
picture at 159:08. At 159: ^1 we have another
CST first. Chicken with gravy for breakfast.
159:09:35 P Lovell dumping urine at this time.
159:09:37 P Dumping urine at this time.
159:18:^1 CC Gemini VTI, Carnarvon.
159:18:50 C Good morning, Carnarvon. This is VII.
159:18:52 CC Good morning to you. All right, we have a fuel
cell purge for you this morning, if and whenever
159:19:01 C Stand by a second.
159:19:25 C Purge coming down.
159:19:27 CC Roger.
159:22:34 P How's the weather down there, Carnarvon? It looks
like a lot of lightning down there.
159:22:38 CC Yes, we have a little storm, looks like, up north
of us here.
159:22:U6 C We went to B pump on the primary loop last night
159:22:54 CC Roger. Copy, Gemini.
159:23:03 C For some reason, when we woke up this morning, we
were tumbling much faster than we ever had been
before, and our cabin wall temperatures and fuel
temperatures were about 20 degrees colder than
they've ever been before. We were chilly.
159:23:16 CC Roger. Copy.
159: 51:1*+ C Borman about to dump urine at 159:50.
159:58:UO P Note 2 to Dr. Chance: at 160:11; second rye and
beef sandwiches; crumbs all over the cockpit. Could
not even control it.
160:10:58 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
160:11:01 C Good, Charlie. How do you read?
160:11:03 CC Morning, Frank. How are you this morning? I'm
reading you five-square. Loud and clear.
160:11:18 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
160:11:29 CC Gemini VTI, Houston.
160:12:00 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
l60:12:0lf P Go ahead, Houston.
160:12:06 CC Good morning. How are you this morning?
160:12:09 P Fine. The beef pies are delicious.
160:12:12 CC Very good. How was your night?
160:12:22 CC Gemini VII. How did you rest?
160:12:28 P Not too good last night. Not as good as the
night before .
160:12:37 CC Your systems look good down here. How are they
160:12:1+2 P They look pretty good from here. The temperature
• a •
l60:lU:32 C Another note for Dr. Chance: I agree it looks like
we're in a snow storm with crumbs from the beef
sandwiches. At 300 dollars a meal! I think you
can do better than this. Okay. At l60:29:
taking pictures of some interesting terrain features
160:16:15 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM, Com check. How do
I60:l6:19 P Read you loud and clear, Canary.
160:16:21 CC Okay, fine. Would you place your Quantity Read
switch to ECS 0 2 , please? Also would like a
readout on OAMS propellant quantity.
160 : 16: 33 P Roger.
l60 : 16: 37 C 27 percent on the OAMS.
l60:l6:V7 CC Roger. Can I get a quantity and pressure on
ECS 0 2 ?
l60:l6:52 C Roger. Quantity is about 78 percent. Pressure is
l60 : 16: 59 CC Roger. I copy 78.
160:17:03 C Roger.
l60:17:0U CC Okay, Quantity Read switch to FUEL CELL 0 2 .
160 : 17: 07 C 66 percent, 660.
160:17:12 CC Copy.
l60:17:lU C Pardon me - that's 760.
160:17:17 CC 76O.
160:17:20 C Fuel Cell Hg is 72 percent, at
160:17:26 CC Okay, hold it there for a minute.
160 : 17:^0 CC Okay, Quantity Read switch to OFF, please.
160:17:^3 C Roger.
160:17: CC Okay. We'd like Fuel Cell 0 2 Heater switch to
160:17:U9 C It's off.
160 : 17: 51 CC Okay.
160 : 17: 53 C Canary, we have something for the systems people
to work on .
160 : 17: 56 CC Say again.
160 : 17: 58 C I say, we have something for the systems people
to work on .
160 : 18: 00 CC Okay, go ahead. Ready to copy.
160 : l8: 02 C We woke up - we were cold most of the night. When
we woke up this morning, we were tumbling much
more rapidly than we ever have been before and the
cabin wall temperatures were 20 degrees lower than
they've been running. The windows were steamed up
and it was very cold in here. The suit inlet
temperature I had was about the same . Right now
we 're running with the highest suit inlet temper-
ature we 've ever seen - 68 percent . Full warm,
and we 're just comfortable .
160 : 18: 29 CC Roger.
160:18:32 C What I want to know is why.
l60:l8:3U CC I think it's because of your tumble rate.
160:18:38 CC Houston calling me. Stand by.
160:18:^1 C I want to know why we're tumbling.
160 : 18: 5^ C I think the people on the BLUE TEAM ought to
figure that one out .
Okay. Stand by. I'll try to get an answer.
Well, the BLUE TEAM says they believe the water
boiler has reached its fill point and it's boiling
off right now, causing you to tumble.
160 : 19: 45
Go ahead, Canary .
Roger. Can you give me an estimate on your tumble
rate, or the tumble rate you had this morning when
you woke up?
Stand by. We'll think about it. We stopped it
We think it was at least on the order of 10 degree!
Okay, we copy .
Time ... but it was very, very much greater than
anything we've seen to date.
Roger. Copy. Okay, we have nothing else for you.
The reason why we had you turn that O2 heater
switch off is we want to get a few data points on
that pressure deesv whil p thp hpn^PT* 1 * nf f
Roger. We'll be standing by.
See you later on today .
Memo to ... Thank you very much for giving us
the yellow pills, because we passed many hours
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
This is VII. Go ahead.
Roger, Gemini VII. You're looking good here on
the ground. I have a flight plan update whenever
you're ready to copy.
Roger. Stand by one.
You may fire when ready, Carnarvon.
All right. The title is a Node: Time, 161:29:23;
Rev 101; longitude 117-3 degrees west; right
ascension, 10:32:55. Next item is a flight plan
time line update: Change 160:00:00 to 160:17:00.
Next item: Time, l6l: 37:11; crew status report,
Command Pilot at Canaveral. The next item has
been deleted. It is an MSC-12 at Time 161:55:13*
That has been deleted due to clouds.
The next item is Apollo: Time, 162:09:21;
Sequence Number 137; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees
down, yaw 7 degrees left. Do you copy?
I have copied, Carnarvon .
Time: 162:27:19; crew status report, Pilot and FLA
update at Carnarvon. MSC-12: 162: 1+5:00; Sequence
Ih. Time: 163:08:25; GO/NO-GO at Texas. Time:
163:16:00; purge fuel cells after readout. MSC-12:
163:30:28; Sequence 06; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw
0 degrees. V-h/l)-7: l64:03:lU; Sequence Numbers
Ul5 and kl6; Mode 02. Apollo: 165:08:30; Sequence
Number 9^j Mode Number 03; pitch 30 degrees down,
yaw 19 degrees right. Time: 165:20:00; exercise
period. Time: 165:30:00; eat period. Time:
166:50:00; cabin temperature survey. Time:
167:1^:^-3; purge fuel cells at Carnarvon. That
completes the flight plan update if you copied.
Roger. You're still GO here. You're looking
160 : 57: 59 P Roger. Thank you.
160:58: 24 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
160:58:27 P Go ahead there, Carnarvon.
160:58:^0 CC Does the Command Pilot - is he disconnected? We
received no BIO MED T/M for the first 30 seconds.
l60:58:37 P Right. We were removing the orbital flight gear
and he was disconnected.
l60:58:4l CC Roger. Understand.
161:35:28 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
l6l : 35: 35 P This is VII. Go ahead, Houston.
161:35:37 CC Hello. Houston, Gemini VII. We'd like to have
your oral temperature and please await for a Mark
to start your blood pressure.
l6l : 35: 45 P Roger. Understand you have a valid oral tempera-
161:35:48 CC That's affirm. But please await the blood pressure,
Listen, on this next pass over the Dakar area,
would you check the weather?
l6l : 35: 58 P Roger. Will do. And I have a question for you,
161:36:01 CC Roger.
l6l : 36: 03 P You gave us MSC-12, which is a Sequence l4.
161:36: 10 CC Roger.
161:36:14 CC We have a flight plan update too, with regard to
that, but we would like to make it after the
Medical Data Pass.
161:36: 21 CC Cuff is full-scale.
P Roger. Hold. We'll stand by.
CC Gemini VII. We have a good blood pressure.
Standing by for your exercise.
C MARK on the exercise.
C Blood pressure coming down.
CC Roger. We copy.
CC Your cuff is full-scale.
CC Roger, Gemini VII. We have a good blood pressure.
Standing by for your food report.
P Roger. Stand by.
C Okay. Last night we had Day 5, Meal C. This
morning, Day 6, Meal A. Lovell didn't eat the
peanut cube. Borman didn't eat the peanut cube,
or four of the peach bites. The pilot had 461 ounces
of water. The Command Pilot had 536 ounces of water.
CC Roger. Copied your water report also. Standing by
for your sleep report.
P Okay. Let's see. We had about 5 or 6 hours sleep
last night. Not too good.
CC That's the same for both crewmen?
C Roger .
CC Roger. Would you give us a total count on your
water gun now?
P Total count on water gun is 2591.
CC Roger. Thank you.
CC Now that the suit is off, we would like to try to
repair the respiratory trace on the Command Pilot.
We believe that the connector on the output or
the lower portion of the signal conditioner has
come loose, and it's the second signal conditioner
from the left. We would like the Command Pilot to
have a look. See if it's loose and attempt to
tighten it some.
Roger. You're certainly in Flight Maintenance,
and we'll get to work right away.
Roger . And in the meantime would you say the
tumbling had anything to do with your lack of
No. We didn't know we were tumbling until we woke
We had a - quite a drop of temperatures in the
cabin last night, about 20 degrees.
Roger. We copy. Your rising suit inlet tempera-
tures. I gather from a transmission over Carnarvon
that the Command Pilot donned his orbital flight
suit. Did he do that before the sleep period
started or during?
He did that during. He not only donned one, he
donned both orbital flight suits.
At what elapsed time?
Gemini VTI, Houston. What time did the Command
Pilot don his - the orbital flight suits?
About 1:55 elapsed.
Roger. Copy 1:55- We request that you have the
Pilot report over Carnarvon whether he took
exercise yesterday or not, and if so, his assess-
ment of the results. We would also like to ask if
the Pilot can get at the sternal lead sensors
easily or not? Over.
He did not take the exercise and his nose is better.
He's been using the skin cream in his nose. And
what do you want him to do to the lead . . . ?
161 :M+: 01
161 :!+!+: 01+
161 :!+!+: 11
161 :l+l+: 16
CC We're asking if he can get at the sternal sensors
easily. We've seen a decrement in the sternal
EKG since donning the suit. We would like to know
how hard it's going to be for him to get at those
C He can reach down there and push on them. Is that
what you want him to do?
CC Roger. Let's have a go at that.
C Okay. I can't find anything wrong with the leads
to this amplifier.
CC Roger. Understand. We're still receiving a poor
trace. Leave it with us for a while.
C Roger. What are those - what are those amplifiers
CC The respiratory trace or impedance pneumogram .
It's the second one from the left in the garment
and we think it's the lower connector.
C It's on tight.
CC Roger. Would you advise what position your suit
flow control valves were in during the night?
C Roger. They were almost all the way closed.
CC Roger. Copy, closed.
CC Gemini VII, CAP COM. I have a flight plan update
C Ready to copy.
CC MSC-12: Time, 162:1+5:00; Sequence ll+; delete.
MSC-12: Time, l6U:ll+:00; Sequence ll+; substitution
for the above deletion. And again we would like
to check the weather in the Dakar area on this
pass. This specific area just north of the beach.
We'd also like to know if you can tell us the
major component of this drift you experienced during
161 : 1+5:07
No, we can't tell you that, Charlie. It was a
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in nighttime - and when we opened up - we found
out we were going around and around.
I see. What control inputs did you use to stop
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You used pulse.
l6l : k 5: 35
Do you note this drift rate is still building on
No. It's fine now. Just like it was before.
Okay. You're not inducing any drift now at all?
No . We 're drifting but not rapidly .
I see. Thank you very much.
l6l : 1+5: 52
Canary, Gemini VII.
(So ahead, VII . Canaries here.
Roger. We're starting to pick up a slight drop :
2C again with a down slight imbalance of the two
Roger . Copy .
Roger. We noticed that down here. We're going
to have to go OPEN in that 2C, but not right now.
C Okay. We just wanted to let you all on the ground
know we see it.
CC Roger .
P Canary, VII.
CC Go ahead.
P Most of the . . . from our crossing point - up ...
north the sky is clear. The silk stratus ...
right above us - right below us - I should say .
CC Okay. We copied.
P That's a typical weatherman's report.
CC Very good, Jim.
P It looks like it might rain if the sun didn't
CC You guys are in good jolly spirits this morning.
C I don't know why.
CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
C Loud and clear, Houston.
CC Roger . Have you got a minute to talk to me or
are you tied up with this Apollo Landmark?
C Go ahead. We can talk. Jim can talk and I can
CC Roger. We've got a sort of whistle on the line
here. I'm not sure I can hear you too well. We
would like to get an assessment from you regarding
this tumbling, to try to establish definitely
whether or not it might have been due to the water
boiler venting. Are you able to tell at all -
were you able to tell at all what axis the
tumbling initiated from?
l62:0U:3l+ P We're not sure, but we feel that it was sort of
a left-yaw- type of motion .
162:04:1+2 CC Roger. As I understand it, you just found this
upon waking up, and you took it out at that time
and it has not started again . Is that correct?
l62:Ol+:56 P We haven't noticed it now. This might build up
a long time. Remember that we close up here at
night. It had all night to build up, but since
we took it out we haven't noticed any additional
buildup of it . Right now we ... GO .
162:05:11 CC Roger. We've got a very bad background noise here,
I understand your comments though. We'd be in-
terested in your thinking about it further and
let us know if you have any additional points on
162:05:21+ P Roger, Houston.
162:05:!+1 CC Gemini VTI, Houston. Your HF is up if you're
l62:05:!+6 C Thank you.
162:10:11 C 162:09:21: trying to take a picture of Apollo
Landmark, Sequence 137 • ... obscured by clouds .
162:28:02 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
162:28:05 C This is VTI. Go ahead.
l62;28:06 CC Roger. This is a crew status report on the
Pilot. We haven't received a temperature. Do
you have the probe in?
162:28:1+1 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
162:28:1+3 C Go ahead.
CC While we're waiting on the temperature and blood,
do you want to copy a block update?
C Roger .
CC Okay, this is Area 104-1: 164:27:03.
CC Area 107-4: 170:30:56. Area 108-3: 171:47:37.
Area 109-3: 173:23:17. Area 110-3: 174:58:54.
REP of 400 feet; 21 plus 50 for all areas. Did
C Roger. Thank you.
CC Roger .
C Have you got the temperature yet, Carnarvon?
CC Roger, we have your temperature. I'll turn you
over to our Surgeon .
CC Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We're
ready for your blood pressure.
C Blood pressure coming up.
CC We're getting - your cuff is full-scale.
CC Gemini VII, the Pilot - your cuff is not bleeding
CC There we go.
CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure.
Give us a Mark before you start your exercise.
P Blood pressure coming down .
Your cuff is up.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. You're still looking
good here on the ground. We'll be standing by
if you need us.
Roger. We're noticing that 2C is slowly,
slowly decaying. Do you agree with us?
2C on the fuel cell.
Roger. We're keeping an eye on it, Gemini VII.
The - it has - we have been seeing it going
down. But you have turned off your Primary A
Roger, that's affirm.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
The Flight Director says that you're becoming
philosophical with those kinds of words .
That's a nice compliment from the Flight
Director. Thank you.
The screwdriver has been invaluable in repairing
Helmet screws that have come off, camera track
screws that have come off, and fouled up the
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Roger. Be advised you're GO for 119-1.
Thank you, Ed.
Roger. You know you're all down hill from this
Yes, that's what we just figured out.
Roger. How about a read back on all your
163:11:26 C Roger. Fuel - the only thing we have any abnormal-
ities in is the Fuel Cell 2C. The main batteries
are all okay, 3 volts. Fuel cell stack readouts:
1A, 3.0; IB, 3.5; 1C, 3.0; 2A, 2.5; 2B, 2.5;
2C, 3.5 instead of 3, and is now decreased to 3
on 2C. Main bus voltage, 27 J RCS A, 2900;
temperature 75 degrees; RCS B, 3000, and tempera-
ture is up to 90 degrees on Allen; Left-Hand
Secondary 0 2 , 5400; Right-Hand Secondary 02, 5300.
163:12:15 CC Roger. Sounds real good, and be advised the OAMS
cutoff for the day is 23 percent. You'll not get ■
to that under normal usage, but it's just on to
say the proper amount. You're really being an old
miser there with that fuel.
163:12:29 C Roger. For the people who are concerned about the
water boiler and wondered about it, we are getting
venting out the left side here. We can see it now,
quite a good amount.
163:12:39 CC Good. That confirms what we were thinking down
here, and we've got some further thoughts on that
for you later on.
163:12:46 C Roger. I think ... difficult to determine which
way we're rolling as we - we stay buttoned up in
here for 10 hours and then when we awakened we
just had a very random type of oscillation.
Mostly yaw-left, though.
163:12:59 CC Right. Understand. You're yawing left. We
looked at your control inputs and they appeared
to be mostly yaw-right to take it out with some
163:13:09 C Right.
163:13:10 CC Do you want to go ahead with the fuel cell purge?
163:13:13 C Stand by, here it comes through, Jim. Hey, Jim,
wake up I
163:13:17 P Fuel cell purge coming down.
163:13:19 CC Roger.
163:13:25 CC Stand by for T R , Gemini VII.
163:13:28 C Stand by.
163:13=37 C T R received.
163:13:42 C For your information, we were not able to
accomplish the Apollo Landmark 137* Clouds over
163:13:48 CC Roger. Understand.
163:14:13 C And another thing that I was wondering about.
We're running with the RCS heaters on AUTOMATIC
all the time. Is this what they wanted?
163:14:21 CC That's affirmative.
163:14:22 C Okay. Fine and dandy.
163:14:35 CC That's a good spot in the flight plan when it's
starting down hill from there, isn't it?
163:14:40 C It is in this one.
163:14:41 CC You bet! You are all really doing a great job.
Thank you. The best decision made was when
Mr. Kraft ordered rae to get out of that suit.
We thought it would be.
You just made his whole day.
Listen, he made mine all night and day. Lovell's
We had some interesting exchanges of bets in
here when you put both flight suits on.
Gemini VII, Houston Flight. Jim, how about telling
us how it is back in the suit.
Are we a UHF 6 pass?
It's horrible, believe me I I would much rather
be out of this suit than in it.
Give me a little more verbal description.
Roger. It's mainly - I'm fairly comfortable as
far as temperature goes, because the temperature
did drop. It's just the restrict edness of not
being able to move around. The suit holds you
down quite a bit. I think that Frank will
agree, now that he's out of his suit, that he
has much more leeway* He's much more free to
move and it's a lot easier to do things.
Seriously, no kidding on this suit business.
You've got to remember we've got a lot lighter
and better suit for a long duration than the
other ones. I don't see how we can plan any
long-duration flights in even this light-weight
I think GT-V crew would sort of agree with that.
Can you give us any idea when you're going to
open-circuit 2C again?
I think we want to wait awhile there on that,
Frank, until we establish this trend again.
Understand your report at this point was
3.5 amps. Is that correct?
We prepared that report about 10 minutes ago.
It's now down to about 3 amps in the cockpit,
but it's difficult to tell because you always
made a tape dump and so on. It's right around
between 3 and 3s«
Roger. Frank, what we're considering there is
open-circuiting the whole cell.
... things go real good at the Cape?
Roger. Looking real good.
Yes, they're still ahead of schedule there and
we're going to support their pad test here in
about 2 hours.
Purge complete, Houston.
Roger. Stand by for Surgeon.
Gemini VII, this Is Surgeon. Could you give me
a little bit of description about what you think
your general condition is this morning, and par-
ticularly as to how you think you are as far as
rest status and fatigue? We are interested in
this particularly because we're trying to plan
something for tonight so that we've got you In
shape for this rendezvous, which is going to go
into your sleep period tomorrow night.
163 s 18:36 C Chuck, I think we're in pretty good shape. We
are a little sleepy at times because it is
difficult to sleep that full 10 hours. We do
catnap during the day frequently, though.
163:18:47 CC You are getting some good catnaps in then?
163:18:49 C Right.
163:18:51 CC Very good.
163:18:54 CC Was there any moisture in the spacecraft that you
could tell last night when you got this temp down
163:19:02 C Both windows were not frosted, but fogged over.
163:19:07 CC Do you think that had anything to do with helping
to clear this nasal business? You sound better
163:19:15 C Think that a little water did help a lot. As a
matter of fact, I've been moistening towels in
here and putting them over my nose and rubbing
my face with them. So has Jim.
163:19:25 CC Very good. Jim, we've pretty well lost that
sternal lead on you. Have you tried pressing the
sensors at both the top and the bottom of the
163:19:40 P Roger. I'll try it again.
163:19:42 CC Okay.
163:20:08 P Any luck, Surgeon?
163:20:10 CC Negative, Jim. That doesn't seem to help it very
much. I think we are not going to be able to do
much with it until we can get you out of that
business to look at it, so we'll just ride it along
here now. We got one good lead on you, though, and
we've got good respiratory trace and, Frank, we've
got two good leads. His respiration trace still
is not very good, and that "fixit" we tried didn't
seem to work, so you might just check yours, Frank,
and make sure that everything is good there. It
can't be the sensors on you because your auxiliary
lead is very good.
Roger. Both sensors are tight, and the amplifier
is tight, also.
Very good. Well, I'd just leave it alone then.
Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. We're thinking of
just sleep - slipping this sleep period an hour
tonight, have you start an hour later and have it
go a couple of hours longer tomorrow morning, and
have you try and fit into the program that way so
that you will be ready to go a little bit later
tomorrow night. Does that sound agreeable to you?
Roger. That's fine with us.
Gemini VII, Houston.
How'd you come on the dim-light work?
We've taken a couple of pictures of the ... We
had a good shot of the ... yesterday, but by the
time we got around again it was gone.
Tes, I think you'll find the only target of
opportunity is when they're up.
Roger. We didn't have the fuel to use it.
Right. If we see anything down here that is
particularly - we feel would be particularly
worthwhile for you, we'll give you an update on
Thank you. Hey, listen, Jim and I really appre-
ciate the - all the efforts everybody - it's
really been great. Everybody on the ground has
been really helping out. I wish you'd tell them
163:22:56 CC Listen, effort's all up there. You're making it
as smooth as silk for us.
163:30:36 CC Gemini VII, Camuy CAP COM. Com check. How do
163:30:40 C Loud and clear, Canary.
163:30:4^ CC Okay, we have nothing much for you except we'd
like the humidity readout within the next pass.
You can relay it over the next stateside con-
163:30:45 C Did it change contrast at all, Jim?
163:31:01 P No. I can't even tell the color, Frank.
163:31:04 C Okay. ...
163:31:19 C Thank you.
163:31:46 P 27.
163:31:48 C Yes.
163:31:50 CC Okay, we'll be standing by.
163:32:22 C Okay. Did you get it?
163:32:23 P Yes.
163:32:27 C Never even changed color?
163:32:29 P No, ...
163:32:30 c Why don't you tell Canaries that?
163:32:34 C Okay. Now we've had this trouble with this
photometer ever since we got it. I believe it's
163:32:36 P Have you ... in the report?
163:32:39 C It's all on the recorder. Everything we did.
163:32:42 C Canaries, Gemini VII.
163:32:44 CC Go ahead, VII.
163:32:45 C We attempted Area C-12. The land ... looked good
through the clouds. However, we had no color
change on the reticle again.
163:32:58 CC Okay. We copy.
163:33:00 C ... the day selected and calibrate down.
163:33:06 CC Say agaia your last.
163:33:07 C To tell color ... against a sort of a tan, pinkish
area such as the western part of Africa here.
Would you relay that to Houston, please?
163:33:20 CC Okay. Will do.
163:33:21 C Would you also tell them, please, that this photo-
meter is defective?
163:33:26 CC Okay.
163:33:30 CC Flight Rogers that.
163:34:34 P Okay. This is MSC-12, 163 :34. Comments after the
task has been completed: visual contrast was
great, the water a deep blue, the land area a
pinkish tan - the desert area of western Africa. ■
Apollo Landmark features: over the area we were at,
there was a small point of land to the north, a
light on the camera, which has been recorded.
Other than that, it is just another smooth coast-
line. Cloud cover: there was some cloud cover
to the left. I attempted to use a photometer on
the clear land that was further to the north.
There was window glare and there's also a deposit
on my window, which might have some effect on the
recordings. Continue with the MSC-12: the gain
wheel was left in the FULL-UP position - full
clockwise position - and the color did not change.
163:37:55 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Loud and clear, Houston. Go ahead, please*
We want you to delete the next MSC-12 activity
for the time being. We want to look at the data
on the next tape dump from this one you just did.
We'd like you to put the instrument away without
changing the calibration setting.
Roger. The calibration setting was set in a FULL-
UP position, since it never changed colors. Jim
just rotated it full-up, and so we have a very
ready source where it was.
Correction, D-4j correction D-12j MSC-12 at
163:30:28; slightly cloudy below.
Houston, Gemini VII.
Go ahead, VII.
Go ahead, Gemini VII.
Fuel Cell 2C stack is now down to 2 amps and we're
getting a 2-amp split, the main bus amps.
Okay. We'll probably give it an open-circuit at
Carnarvon this time, VII.
Roger. Thank you.
We'll be in touch with you at Tananarive also if
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Loud and clear, Houston. How me?
Roger. You're also loud and clear. Could you
give us a reading on Stack 2C again, please?
We're reading about 2 amps on Stack 2C.
Roger. Understand. You're still maintaining
Roger. Closed circuit of voltage is 28 volts.
Say again. That's the bus voltage, 28 volts?
Stack voltages. 2C stack voltage is 28 volts.
Roger. Is that the bus voltage, or did you open-
No, that's the bus voltage. No open-circuit.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Our present plans are to turn off that section at
Canton with a power switch and let it be open-
circuit from there to the US, and then we'll turn
it back on and observe how it reacts with that.
Understand. You plan on turning off the second
section open-circuited Power switch at Canton and
leaving it off until we get to the States. Is
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
Go ahead, Carnarvon. This is VII.
Roger. We are receiving ACQ-AID beacon and we
were expecting D-4/D-7. Is there any problem?
We don't have a schedule yet, Carnarvon. Stand
by, we're checking our log now.
We thought it was later. We thought it was 30,
but it is 03.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We have nothing else for
you this pass. You're looking good here on the
ground. We're standing by.
Roger. Could you have them schedule that for the
next pass, please? It's our fault.
Roger. That's no sweat. They say Texas will
take care of it.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Would you give us another
readout on 2C, please?
Roger. Stand by.
We're reading about 2 J amps, as close as I can
Roger. Thank you.
Okay. Flight says that makes us feel better.
It agrees with the ground readings quite closely.
Gemini VII, Houston.
This is VII. Go ahead.
164:24:12 CC We'd like to get ready for turning off the
Section 2 Power switch, Jim. Could you give us
a complete readout on your stack currents at the
164:24:24 P Say again, please. Drift in your voice.
164:24:27 CC We'd like a complete readout on your stack currents.
164:24:37 C This is Gemini VII. You're unreadable. Say again,
164:24:42 CC Would you give us a complete readout on your stack
164:24:52 P If I understand it, you said you want a complete
readout on our stack currents. Stand by, I'll
give it to you.
164:24:57 CC Roger.
164:25:01 P 1A, 3.5 J IB, 4; 1C, 3.5i 2A, 3i 2B, 2^j 2C, 2£.
164:25:27 CC Roger, Gemini VII. And what is your bus current -
164:25:40 P You're coming in very weak, but I'll give you bus
voltages for the complete stack. 1A, 27. 8 J IB*
27.8; 1C, 27.8; 2A, 27.8; 2B, 27.8; 2C, 27.8.
164:26:07 CC Roger.
164:27:04 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
164:27:16 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
164:27:20 P Houston, Gemini VII. You're very, very weak.
164:27:25 CC Do not turn off Section 2. Repeat. Do not turn
off Section 2.
164:27:34 C Roger. We will not.
164:40:41 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. If you copy, place
your T/M switch to the REAL-TIME and A CO- AID
164:40:55 CC Roger. We have it.
164:43:19 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. You need not
acknowledge. All systems look good on the ground.
164:43:24 C Thank you.
164:45:24 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
164:45:26 C Go ahead, Houston.
164:45:29 CC This is a UHF 6 pass.
164:45:35 C Roger.
164:45:38 CC The Lovell family's all here this morning observing
this pass. We'd like to tell you congratulations
on your halfway mark. You're now heading downhill.
164:45:53 P Elliot, would you say hello to them for me, please,
and I'll thank you very much.
164:45:57 CC You just did it yourself. I also see the Borman
boys are here.
164:46:06 C Hi, boys!
164:46:14 CC I have a couple of flight plan updates for you.
164:46:31 P Stand by just a minute, Elliot.
164:46:47 P Go ahead, Elliot.
164:46:49 CC D-4 and 7: 165:43:35; Sequences 415 and 416;
Mode 02; rescheduled from previous pass. MSC-4:
166:20:41; Sequence 01; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees
down, yaw 25 degrees left. Do you copy?
164:47:41 P We've copied.
164:47:44 CC Roger. Do you have the humidity reading that we
asked for in the cockpit?
164:47:50 P Roger. Stand by.
164:48:12 P The average temperature/dew point reads in our
survey this morning have been dew point around
58, temperature around 82.
164:48:21 CC Roger. Copy. 58 and 82.
164:48:24 C That's 16 degrees higher than it was this morning
when we got up, Elliot.
164:48:30 CC 16 degrees higher. Roger.
164:48:38 CC On the fuel cell, we looked at your amp readings
and decided we would hold off a little bit on
this open-circuit technique and just observe it a
164:48:52 P Roger. Understand that.
164:49:12 CC Those are the only items we have on this pass and
we'll be standing by for the rest of your pass.
164:49:30 P Houston, we were trying out some of this high-
contrast film on the States pass, but I see
you're quite cloudy today.
164:49:38 CC That's affirmative. We're hoping for a break in
this weather so we can try an MSC-4 at Hawaii,
but it looks pretty bad for today.
164:49:50 CC For your information, the Ascension MSC-4 equip-
ment is still down.
164:49:56 C That's just what I was going to ask you.
164:50:30 CC We had a simulation with the GT-VI crew last
night; final run-through on the rendezvous sim.
Everything went real well.
164:50:40 C Good.
164:50:44 P Looks like the east coast is pretty clear, up
there towards north.
164:50:50 CC Roger.
164:50:53 P If anybody's going up that way.
164:52:35 CC Gemini VII, are you still having any of the water
164:52:43 P This is VII. Not to our knowledge, Houston.
164:52:46 CC Roger.
164:52:56 C When the boiler vents it also gives us a left roll,
Elliot, which is very pronounced. Well, you know
164:53:04 CC Roger.
164:53:37 P Elliot, you can tell the Lovell family that I'm past
the , . . point .
164:53:44 CC I didn't copy that, VII. Say again.
164:53:47 P Did you tell the Lovell family that our grass looks
like it needs mowing?
164:53:54 CC I'll tell her.
164:58:24 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
164:58:29 P This is VII. Go ahead.
164:58:30 CC Give us another readout on those stack currents.
164:58:34 P Roger. Stand by.
164:58:40 P 1A is 3i amps; IB is 4 amps; 1C just slightly under
4 amps; 2A, 3 amps; 2B, about 2| amps; and 2C is
slightly under 3 amps.
164:58:59 CC Roger.
165:00:27 CC We'll see you after lunch, next time around, VII.
165:00:31 P Roger. Adios.
165:07:51 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
165:07:54 C Go ahead, Canary.
165:07:55 CC Roger. We're noticing your fuel cell hydrogen
is low, almost down to minimum. You might take
a look at it and boost it up a little bit.
165:08:02 C Roger. Thank you.
165:08:03 CC Okay. Also, it looks like your Fuel Cell 2 has
just about leveled out. Everything looks pretty
good. We'll keep a close look on it on the
165:08:11 C Roger.
165:08:16 CC And that's about all we have for today and we'll
see you tomorrow.
165:08:21 P Right. In regards to the Apollo Landmark star,
which we're coming up on right now, there are
so many clouds and a lot of haze, that we don't
think it's worth taking the shot.
165:08:33 CC Roger.
165:08:53 CC Okay. If you can't do it, just don't worry about
it. Forget it.
165:09:00 P Roger. Thank you.
165:09:48 CC VII, you still with us?
165:09:50 C Roger. We're still with you.
165:09:51 CC Go to COMMAND on your REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID switch.
165:09:55 C Roger.
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
This is VII. Read you loud and clear.
Roger. We'd like to ask you to keep track of
this water boiler venting. Keep a log of it so
we can get a handle on how often it is happening
Roger, Houston. The only time we can tell it's
venting is at twilight or when the sun shines in
a certain light and it forms a sparkle on the -
ice crystals against the black sky.
Roger. In other words, it is so minor that you
can only tell it when you see it. You do not get
any motions out of it that are particularly
Roger. Although - right now we're in a slow left
roll. After we had lined up on this Apollo
Landmark and shut down, we did go into a slow
VII, we'd like you to just do the best you can on
that as far as keeping track of it, to see if we
can establish any pattern here as to how often it
Roger. Will do.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing
for you this pass. Everything looks good on the
ground. We are standing by.
Yes. We just completed D-U/D-7, 165:50. We did
3 minutes over water, a little more than 4 minutes
over land. Land was covered by clouds with some
lightning in it, so you should take that into
account when you're inspecting.
165:51:30 P I am urinating at this time.
165:54:45 C I have it set up for MSC-4 right away.
165:54:48 C I guess that's all right ...
165:54:59 P Roger.
165:55:31 P Okay.
165:55:34 C What?
165:55:36 P Very good.
166:04:40 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
166:04:43 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
166:04:46 C Roger, Hawaii. VII here.
166:04:49 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Would you place your DCS
circuit breaker to OPEN?
166:04:55 C ... Open.
166:04:57 CC Tour T/M Control switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AID,
166 :05 :01 C
166:05:04 CC Say again.
166:05:05 C I did.
166:05:07 CC Adapter C-Band to CONTINUOUS.
166:05:10 C Adapter C-Band to CONTINUOUS. Roger.
166:05:15 CC Roger. Standing by.
166:06:02 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
166: 06: 04 C Go ahead, please.
166:06:05 CC Roger. We're going to leave you in this configura-
tion until Flight advises us to change. The reason
for this is we're supporting the pad test on VI so
we'll just leave you in this configuration.
166:06:21 C Fine. Thank you.
166:06:25 CC We show you GO on the ground, and I have some
information for you to copy when you're free.
166:06:32 C Stand by a minute.
166:06:44 C Go ahead, Hawaii.
166:06:46 CC Roger. You have a UHF 6 over the States on this
pass. You'll be having a manual tape dump over
the States and I have a flight plan update when
you're ready to copy.
166:07:02 C I'm ready.
166:07:05 CC Title: Node at 166:00:12; Rev 104; 173.3 degrees
east; right ascension 10 hours, 24 minutes,
166:07:33 C Roger. We have it.
166:07:34 CC Transponder test: 167:35 :00; Sequence 01 at
Hawaii; off at 167:59:00. Apollo: 168:08:29;
Sequence 58; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 13
degrees right. MSC-2 and J>' 168:15 *-00; Sequence
02; at the same time replace tracer storage accumu-
lator if not previously done. At 168:5^:00:
crew status report, Command Pilot, Carnarvon. At
169:00:00: BIO MED Recorder Number 1 - CONTINUOUS.
Are you with me?
166:09:23 C Right there.
166:09:25 CC At 169:17:00: crew status report, Pilot, Hawaii.
S-5: 169:34:00; pitch 90 degrees down, yaw 0
degrees; single; photographs of the southern
Mexican Yucatan area. MSC-2 and 3: 169:49:00;
Sequence 03; stop at 170:04:00. At 171:00:00:
BIO MED Recorder Number 1 off. Are you still
with me, Gemini VII?
At 171:26:00: FLA update; fuel cell purge over
RKV. At 171:35:00: exercise. At 171:45:00:
housekeeping period. At 172:10:00: flight plan
report, CSQ. At 172:15:00: eat period. At
173:15:00: BIO MED Recorder Number 2 CONTINUOUS,
and start the sleep period. At 184:15:00: end
of sleep period. MSC-2 and 3: 184:15:00; off.
At 184:23:00: purge fuel cells; PLA update over
Canaries. Did you copy, Gemini VII?
Everything but the last time.
The last time was 184:23:00.
Roger. We have it.
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Loud and clear.
Roger. Like to advise you that, at the laser
site, we have clear to l/lO cloud coverage.
Should be real good. And we have two grey
smoke pots 10 miles north of the laser. And
they are 30 miles apart. The wind direction is
from the west, about a 5-knot wind.
Gemini VII, Houston. Let me know when you're
complete with your laser tracking so that we
can work on the tape dump.
166:17:16 C Roger.
166:18:21 CC Gemini VII, Houston. When you get a break would
you give us - us the amp readings on the fuel
166:18:27 C Roger.
166:21:33 C Elliot, we're right on it but we don't see a
166:21:37 CC Roger. Keep looking.
166:21:40 CC You don't see the smoke either?
166:21:42 C I see what looks like smoke. Roger.
166:21:44 CC Okay. It's ten miles south of the smoke.
166:21:53 C It ... the whole works, but I mean ... the whole
works. I see the smoke. I got the smoke very
166:22:09 CC Roger.
166:22:10 P Flight, we got the smoke but no beam.
166:22:13 CC Keep looking. It's 250 miles away. I'm not too
166:22:44 C No luck, Elliot.
166:22:46 CC Roger. You're about 252 miles away so I guess
you're just too far away for it. Okay. I'd like
a readout on the stack amperages.
166:23:09 CC Gemini VII, do you copy?
166:23:12 C Say again.
166:23:13 CC Give me a readout on your fuel cell stacks. Just
166:23:23 P Roger. 1A is 3h IB is 4; 1C is 4; 2A is 3; 2B,
2\\ and it looks like 2C is either - just barely
166:23:39 CC Roger. We would like to place 2C on OPEN-CIRCUIT
at this time, just like we did yesterday.
166:23:49 P 2C is open-circuited.
166:23:52 CC Roger. And we'll leave it open for about 15
minutes-the same way we did yesterday.
166:24:01 P Roger. Understand.
166:24:12 CC Gemini VII, we want to do a manual tape dump.
Place your Standby T/M switch to BELAY TIME.
166:24:19 P Standby T/M on DELAY TIME.
166:24:28 CC Roger, VII. Jim, we'd like you to press on your
top sternal lead again. Just the top one and hold
it until I tell you.
166:24:38 P Roger.
166:25:05 CC Gemini VII, place your Tape Playback switch to
166:25:11 P Roger. Tape Playback in CONTINUOUS.
166:25:22 CC Okay, Jim. You can release the top sternal lead .
and press on the bottom one until I tell you.
166:25:35 P Roger, Elliot.
166:25:39 CC Sounds like you have about three hands going there.
166:25:43 P Right.
166:25:51 P Elliot, we had a beautiful view of White Sands,
and I don't think we were that far away that we
just picked that beam up . . .
166:26:00 CC Roger.
166:26:10 CC Jim, I'd like you to release that bottom sternal
lead and then press on it again alternately on
and off for a few times here.
166:26:20 P Roger.
166:26:31 CC Okay, that's fine, Jim. You can release the sternal
166:26:40 CC Captain Brent nail's here. Telling me again what
a good job you guys are doing on the D-4 and
D-7's. You did real well and you got the Polaris
166:26:49 P Very good.
166:27:29 C Elliot , we just did a Camera Temperature Survey
a short time ago. Do you mind if we scrub this
one coming up at 166?
166:27:32 CC Roger. That would be okay.
166:27:37 CC Could you tell me what the open-circuit 2C is
looking like now on the amperage - on the voltage?
166:27:45 P Roger. It's 31.2.
166:27:50 CC 31.2. Roger.
166:30:29 CC Gemini VII, place your Tape Playback switch to
166:30:34 P In COMMAND.
166:30:38 CC And Standby T/M switch to OFF.
166:30:44 P Standby T/M is off.
166:31:00 CC VII, Gemini VII, we'll take a look at the fuel
cell open-circuit voltage and the time and so
forth again at Ascension, and we'll probably put
it back on at that point.
166:31:18 P Roger. Understand. We'll probably put it back
on at Ascension.
Elliot, if we lose communication with you, we
shouldn't leave it on more than 13 or 14 minutes,
That's right, Frank. I think maybe we ought to
turn it off here before we have LOS at Antigua.
So stand by a minute.
VII, stand by for a minute. The Surgeon has a
brief note and I have - we'll get back with you
on the fuel cell.
Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. Jim, we've - in
checking that lead, it's very definitely the lower
sensor, the sensor on the bottom of the sternum
there, so we obviously cannot do anything about
that as long as you're in a suited condition, and
we'll have to wait some further developments in
that area before we're able to have you do anything
further with that sensor. We're going along with
the single lead.
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you still have the Delta-P
Affirmative. The Delta-P light has been on.
Roger. And the Stack 2C voltage has gone up to
the top of the scale, 32 volts?
It's moving a little bit, but not much. I'd say
about a tenth to two-tenths.
Gemini VII, Houston. We'd like to have you put
Stack 2C back on the line at this time and then
give us a complete stack amperage readout.
Roger. 2C going back on the line.
1A is 4 amps; IB, 4ii 1C is 4; 2A, 3; 2B about
2&', and the poor dC is still down around 2 amps.
166:36:20 CC Roger, VII. We'll be contacting you further on it
166:36:25 P Roger.
166:36:35 CC I'm sure you'll be keeping track of it between
here and Ascension. We'll be interested in
whether it increases or what it does.
166:36:^3 P Roger. I'll watch it.
166:36:51 CC See any difference in 2C yet? The last reading was
166:36:57 P Well, actually, Elliot, it looks like it's down
almost to lj amps now.
166:37:03 CC Roger.
166:37:30 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
166:43:3^ C Clear.
166 :43s 34 CC Roger, VII. Could you give us a readout on the
stack amperages again, please?
166:43:43 P 1A is 3i; IB is hi 1C is 4i 2A, 3; 2B, 2£; and
2C about lj to 2 slightly under 2.
166:44:00 CC Slightly under 2. Roger.
166:44:02 CC And 2A was 3.0. Is that correct?
166:44:07 P Roger. 3.0.
166:44:10 CC And 2B was 3.5. Is that correct?
166:44:15 P Negative. ... It looks like 2.5. 2.5.
166:44:20 CC Roger. 2.5.
166:44:25 CC VII, we'd like you to do a normal fuel cell purge
at this time.
166:44:33 P Roger. Commencing normal fuel cell purge.
166:45:36 C This is Gemini VII. The water boiler is venting
166:45:40 CC Roger, VII. Water boiler is venting again.
166:46:02 CC Gemini VII, our thought here is to observe the
results of this purge, and, if it does not help
the situation, we will probably be doing the
higli-flow purge again as we started to do yes-
166:46:20 P VII. Roger.
166:46:27 C I have ... flight plans ... attitude control ...
more fuel ... venting.
166:46:37 CC Understand. You want us to allow some fuel for the
venting control. Is that what you are saying,
166:47:52 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We understood you to say
that we should take into account the water boiler
venting in regard to scheduling of the experiments,
from a fuel standpoint. Is that correct?
166:48 06 P ... fuel to control these rates.
166:48:10 CC Roger.
166:48:20 CC Gemini VII, would you verify that the adapter
C-Band beacon is on?
166:48:33 P C-Band beacon is on CONTINUOUS.
166:48:38 CC And place your T/M switch to COMMAND.
166:48:45 P T/M switch is on COMMAND.
166:48:47 CC Roger.
166:49:29 P Purge complete.
166:49:32 CC Roger. Understand. Purge complete.
166:49:38 CC What does Stack 2C amperage read now, Jim?
166:49:44 P Fuel, l£ amps.
166:49:47 CC Roger.
166:51:19 CC Gemini VII, I think we are about to lose contact.
Do you notice any change in Stack 2C at this point?
167:00:23 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
167:00:27 C Loud and clear, Houston* Go ahead.
167:00:30 CC Roger. Can you tell us anything new on Stack 2C?
167:00:38 P 2C looks like it's maintaining its own, about l£
amps. Very low.
167:00:44 CC Roger, VII. We'll be standing by.
167:06:49 P Another memo to Doctor Chance: chicken with
vegetables, Serial Number FC680, neck is almost
sealed shut. You can't even squeeze it out.
I'll probably have to cut the bag to get it.
Continuing same memo to Doctor Chance: just
opened the seals; chicken with vegetables all
over window at this time.
167: 14 : 49 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you turn
your T/M switch to REAL-TIME, ACQ-AID position?
167:14:57 P Roger. T/M's REAL-TIME in ACQ-AID and the Fuel
Cell 2C stack is on the low side of ij, it appears
167:15:07 CC Roger. Thank you.
167:15:25 CC Gemini VII, would you turn your adapter C-Band
beacon to the CONTINUOUS position, please?
167:15:32 P C-Band is on CONTINUOUS.
167:15:34 CC Roger.
167:16:14 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
167:16:13 P This is VII. Go ahead.
167:16:21 CC Roger. I have an update for you on an MSC-4
experiment when you're ready to copy.
167:16:27 P Roger. Stand by.
167:16:43 P Go ahead, Carnarvon.
167:16:45 CC Roger. MSC-4: Time, 167:43:24; Sequence Number
05 j Mode 01} pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 20 degrees
right. That will be over Hawaii this pass.
167:17:17 P We copy.
167:17:19 CC Roger.
167:17:33 CC Would like to have you transmit on your beacon
regardless of whether you see it from the ground
167:17:41 P Will do.
167:17:43 CC We'd also like to know whether you were using
the special laser telescope on your last pass
over the States.
167:17:52 P That's affirm. I was using both. I was using
the telescope and also just eyeballing it.
167:17:58 CC Okay. And did you do any transmitting?
167:18:03 P Roger. I did a few seconds transmitting at
closest point of approach.
167:18:08 CC Roger.
167:18:27 CC We'd like to have you leave your C-Band - adapter
C-Band beacon on for tracking over the RKV and up
167:18:38 P Roger.
167:19:36 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. The ground computation
shows that your amperage is up slightly.
167:19:43 P That's right. It was up over Carnarvon.
167:19:46 CC Roger.
167:19:49 C You guys do good work.
167:19:51 CC I don't see how we could help all that though.
167:20:08 CC There's a possibility that White Sands was not
boresighted on that last pass.
167:20:15 P I thought it was. Boy, we had it dead right.
167:20:19 CC Roger.
167:21:39 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
167:21:42 P Go ahead, Carnarvon.
167:21:44 CC Roger. Our ground calculations at the present
time are showing 2.46 amps.
167:21:51 P Let me scrunch down here and see what I can read.
167:21:56 P Right, I'm reading close to 3 amps now.
167:21:59 CC Roger. Very good.
167:22:07 CC Flight says scrunch down just a little more and
get it up to 5, would you?
167:22:12 P I'm doing my best.
167:22:14 CC Roger.
167:23:08 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We'll have LOS shortly.
Would you turn your T/M back to the COMMAND
167:23:18 P Roger.
167:40:08 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
167:40:10 C Go ahead, Hawaii.
167:40:11 CC Will you close your DCS circuit breaker?
167:40:15 C Closed.
167:40:16 CC T/M Control switch to COMMAND.
167:40:20 C To COMMAND.
167:40:23 CC Okay. And will you put your adapter C-Band to
167:40:29 C COMMAND.
167:40:31 CC Roger.
167:40:35 C How's your weather?
167:40:36 CC The weather is real good. I'll give you some look
angles here. General area look angles. I'll give
you those as soon as we get acquisition.
167:40:49 CC Do you have your C-Band in COMMAND?
167:40:50 C Roger.
167:41:07 CC Put your adapter C-Band back in the CONTINUOUS
167:41:10 C In the CONTINUOUS position.
167:41:12 CC Roger.
167:41:22 C Are you reading us?
167:41:24 CC We're seeing your beacon intermittently. It
should lock shortly.
167:41:43 CC Gemini VII, look 080.
167:41:49 C What do you mean 080?
167:41:51 CC If you look at - if you look at an azimuth of 080
from your spacecraft. Look generally to the east,
and you may be able to pick out the island.
167:42:00 C These are not the planing commands we got.
167:42:02 CC Okay. I'm just giving you a general look as you
come up over from where ray radar's looking at you.
I'm turning them around, so maybe you'll have a
general look towards the island. In other words,
stay with your mode, pitch 30 down and yaw 20
right, but try and look in that general vicinity
from the window.
167:42:21 C I have it now, I think.
167:42:22 CC Roger.
167:42:24 C ... told yaw 2 right. It's yaw 20 right, is that
167:42:30 CC Roger. Yaw 20 right. 20.
167:42:33 C Okay. I thought it was 2 but we've got the island.
167:42:40 CC Okay. Could you give me a readout at 2-Alpha,
2-Bravo and 2-Charlie?
167:42:54 C We're looking right on it. We ought to receive
167:42:57 CC Roger.
167:43:26 CC Anything of the beacon at all?
167:43:27 C Nothing at all, but we see the island loud and
167:43:30 CC Okay. Are you transmitting dump?
167:43:31 C Roger.
167:43:32 CC Okay.
167:44:05 C Are you that group of buildings on the top of
167:44:08 CC That's affirmative. Right up on top of the
mountain, on the northwest portion of the island.
167:44:11 C Man, I got you loud and clear!
167:44:13 CC Okay. You don't see the beacon at all?
167:44:15 C Not a thing.
167:44:17 CC Can you see - can you pick out any of the antennas
to the north of the building?
167:44:21 C Now there's clouds over the east of you.
167:44:25 CC Okay.
167:44:28 C I see a lot of buildings and it looks like antennas
scattered around right outside
167:44:31 P ... transmit.
167:44:32 C northwest side of the mountain.
167:44:34 CC Okay.
167:44:35 C There's also some smoke, it looks like, over on
the south side of the hill.
167:44:39 CC That could be true. They're probably burning sugar
167:44:42 C Looks like it.
167:44:44 C We're transmitting.
167:44:45 CC Roger.
167:44:53 C We're going by now - I got it.
167:44:56 CC You got the beacon in sight?
167:44:57 C Got beacon. Saw blink.
167:44:58 CC Roger.
167:45:03 C Is it pretty close to the edge of the mountain,
right by the ridge there?
167:45:06 CC That's affirmative.
167:45:0? C Okay. I saw it. I can see it again. I see it
167:45:10 CC Very good.
167:45:11 C You're witness.
167:45:15 C You're not - there it is again.
167:45:16 CC Very good. Try aiming at it.
167:45: IS C Okay. I don't hardly believe it.
167:45:19 CC Okay.
167:45:22 C You're still a witness.
167:45:23 CC Okay.
167:45:31 C We should have gotten you with that one.
167:45:33 CC Very good. Stand by one.
167:45:54 CC Do you see any more of it?
167:46:09 CC VII, Hawaii.
167:46:13 P Go ahead, Hawaii.
167:46:15 CC Okay. Have you seen any more of it?
167:46:18 P I don't believe so.
167:46:20 CC Okay. You're getting pretty far down on the pass.
I'd knock it off at this time. Can you give me
a readout on Section 2?
167:46:25 P Roger. Stand by.
167:46:33 P 2A is 3 amps; 2B, 2j amps; and 2C, 2 amps.
167:46:38 CC Okay. Thank you very much.
167:46:58 CC VII, Hawaii CAP COM. We have nothing further.
We'll be standing by.
167:47:01 C Thank you.
167:47:16 CC VII, Hawaii.
167:47:18 C Go ahead.
167:47:19 CC Could you put your adapter back to COMMAND?
167:U7:22 C Roger.
167:^7:23 C How about having ... tell MCC, if they have
picked us up.
167:^7:27 CC Okay. They're copying all that.
167:1+7:29 CC You in COMMAND?
167:47:32 C Roger.
167:51:^2 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. Da you read?
167:51:46 P Roger, Houston.
167:51:56 CC Could you give me a readout on your Stack 2 -
all your Stack 2 - Section 2 stacks.
167:52:06 P Roger. 2A is reading 3 amps; 2B, 2-1/2; 2C, 2.
167:52:13 CC Roger. We're planning to do this single-stack
purge. In preparation for that, we'd like you to
put 2C on OPEN-CIRCUIT and we'll check the voltage
at that point.
167:52:29 P 2C going OPEN- CIRCUIT at this time.
167:53:27 P Houston, this is VII. Reading 30.8 on the open-
circuit voltage 2C.
167:53:35 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Watch it for a minute, see if
it goes up a little bit.
167:5^:12 CC Gemini VII, did you acquire the Hawaii beacon, Jim?
l67:5*+:20 P Roger. Frank got it. I was looking through the
laser. Frank got the beacon. We viewed the island
for some time and Frank got the beacon for some
l67:5*+:30 CC Did you actually have the beacon also?
167: 5*+: 33 P Going out.
167:54:3*)- CC I say, did you actually have the beacon also?
167:54:37 P Roger. Frank saw the beacon.
167:54:4-0 CC I ssy, did you see it also?
167 :5k:hk P I saw it for a moment, but then as soon as you go
into the telescope again you lose it. The green
telescope fades everything out.
167: 5*+; 51 CC Roger. So you feel your pointing was very good.
167:54:54 P Yes, for a spacecraft it was great.
167:54:58 CC Rjger.
167:55:15 CC What does your voltage look like now, Jim?
167:55:18 P Reading about 31 volts now, Elliot.
167:55:23 CC Roger. We'd like to have you put it back on the
line now. And after it stabilizes for a few
seconds or 30 seconds or so, give us a stack -
correction, Section 2 stack readouts.
167:55:^8 P Roger. Stack readouts coming up. 2A, 3 amps
2B, 2-1/2; and 2C about 2.
167:56:02 CC Roger. Do you want me to reed out the procedure
for this purge, or do you want to just do it step
167:56:13 P We can do it step by step and make sure we've done
the correct procedure.
167:56:17 CC Roger.
167:56:21 CC Do you see any difference in the 2C current at
167:56:27 P Negative. It's still pretty low, between - put
it around 2 volts, or 2 amps.
167:56:35 CC Okay. The procedure is as follows: Crossover
167:56:40 P Crossover is open at this time. It's off - open.
167:56:U3 P It's open.
167:56:145 CC And Stack 2A end £B off?
167:56:52 C 2A and 2B going off.
167:56:55 CC Roger. Now would you give us a reading on the
Stack 2C amperage?
l67:57:OU C Stack 2C now reads 3 amps.
167:57:09 CC Roger. Now we want a normal hydrogen purge on
the Section 2.
167:57:16 C That's Roger.
167:57:34 C Purge complete.
167:57:40 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Let's pause a minute and then
we'll be putting 2A and 2B back on. And you can
close the Crossover any time you want.
167:57:59 P The Crossover is off.
167:58:03 CC Roger. You see any difference in the current yet?
Is it still about 3?
167:58:11 P Roger. It's 3 amps.
167:58:14 CC Okay. You can put 2A and 2B back on at this time.
167:58:21 P 2A and 2B are back in line.
167:58:30 CC And when they settle down a little bit you can give
us a stack readout again.
167:58:47 P 2A is reading 3 amps; 2B, 2-1/2 amps; 2C, 2 amps.
167:58:55 CC Roger, VII. We'll watch it for awhile now.
167:58:59 P Roger. I have one question that still is on my
mind. The Crossover valve on that purge is in the
OFF position. Is that the way you wanted it?
167:59:07 CC Negative. It should be - should have been in the
167:59:11 P You mean ON position?
167:59:13 CC Roger.
l67:59:lU P Well, it wasn't that way. We interpreted it as
the OFF position.
167:59:31 CC Gemini VII, we'd like to repeat it and do it this
time with the Crossover valves in an ON position;
that is - OPEN.
l67:59: 1 +0 P Roger. Going to the ON position.
167:59:43 CC Then 2A And 2B off and a normal purge.
167:59:50 P 2A and 2B are off and we're going on with a
normal hydrogen purge.
168:00:12 P Purge complete. Crossover going off.
168:00:17 CC Roger.
168:00:26 P You want 2A and 2B hack on the line?
168:00:29 CC Okay. Roger. 2A and 2B back on.
168:00:50 P Okay, Elliot. Let's see - 2A is reading 3, 2B
is reading 2 l/2, and afraid 2C is still down
there at 2.
168:00:59 CC Okay. We'll watch it for awhile here now.
168:01:51+ CC Okay, Gemini VII. Are you ready for the day's
168:01:58 P Roger. Standing by.
l68:02:04 CC Defense Secretary McNamara announced plans for a
new bomber development yesterday. It's to be a
Mach 2 type airplane, based on a variable sweep
wing concept. It's to go into operation in 1968
and is to replace the B-52's. Everything is GO
for the GT-VI tomorrow, and we 've been in touch
with them several times today. Everything is
going along real fine. Congressman Olin (Tiger)
Teague says he plans to introduce a bill making
anti-Vietman war demonstrations an act of treason.
The Pirates' pitcher, Bob Friend, has been traded
to the Yankees and the Chargers play the Oilers
168:02:59 C Thank you.
168:03:47 CC Gemini VII, did you have the Transponder switch on
over Hawaii for that temperature survey?
168:03:52 C I goofed that, Elliot. I have to turn it on - I
was going to ask you where. Should I turn it on
168:04:00 CC Okay. We'll reschedule it for you.
l68:04:06 C We were so busy with the laser that we forgot about
168:04:09 CC Roger. I thought that happened.
168:04:19 C That laser is no great big bathtub of light. It
looks more like a speck in a big vast island.
168:04:24 CC Roger. We'll make it work yet.
168:04:30 C I saw it loud and clear, but it just wasn't what
168:04:37 CC Do I understand that Jim is unable to keep it
acquired real well while he's looking through his
sighting device; that the color of the filtered air
tends to blank it out so that he can't keep in
contact with it?
168:04:53 C Well, I don't think he really had it long enough
to try it well. Did you, Jim?
l68:04:56 P No. The best idea, I think, is to pick it up with
your eyeball and then go the ... telescope. And
what I was trying to do was eyeball it with the
telescope first. I had the island and we took it
through the scope, trying to find the light, and
the green filter makes it impossible, just about.
168:05:13 CC Roger, Jim.
168: 05: 18 CC It may turn out that trying to do that at night
is going to be about the only way to really be
sure of it.
168:05:26 P Roger. I think we ought to look seriously into a
night pass some place and make that a high
168:05:32 CC Roger. Right now we're trying to get any kind of
pass. As you know, we've had the weather problems
so much, and equipment problems.
168:05 ;k2 P Roger.
168:06:^3 C Hey, Elliot.
168:06:1+4 CC Go ahead.
l68:06:U6 C If you get a chance, how about checking with Susan
and see how everything is on the home front, will
you? I'll talk to you next time around if we get
168:06:5^ CC Everything is real fine. Your boys are doing
particularly good in school, Frank.
168:06:58 C Well, good.*
168:07:06 CC I'll give her a call anyway and get some more
specific word. But I did get that word definitely
168:07:12 C Thank you.
168:07:16 C We're looking for Trinidad now, but it's very cloudy
168:07:19 CC Roger.
168:07:^1 CC Flight says he'd like a weather forecast for the
Cape tomorrow morning.
168:07:^7 C We'll give you one tomorrow. I tell you, I think
it will be cloudy unless the sun is shining.
168:07:55 CC Roger, we copy that. You probably notice from that
big long flight update that we gave you that we're
juggling your time somewhat to plan for the - the
launch tomorrow, the GT-VI launch. That is why we
changed all your times there. What we're planning
in regard to your suit or getting Jim suited -
getting you suited back is to wait until after the
launch because only then will we know for certain
just how long the rendezvous is going to take and
we'll have plenty of time after that.
168:08:29 C Roger.
168:08:31 CC As you know, it might even be as much as a day to
complete the rendezvous. So we didn't want to get
you back in the suit early if it were not necessary.
l68:08:*t0 P ... you're my friend.
l68:08:U6 C Lovell volunteered to "spend the next week in the
168:09:00 CC I didn't hear Jim's comment on that.
168:09:03 C Elliot, I might also comment that whoever is com-
puting these planning commands is doing a fantastic
job. They're right on the money every time,
168:09:13 CC Unfortunately, he heard that. You're going to
give him the big head.
168:09:21 C They are really good. We just saw Trinidad and
took a picture, but through some clouds.
168:09:26 CC Roger.
168:09:37 CC How about giving me one more readout on your stacks
there, Jim, before we lose you?
168:09:40 P Roger, Elliot. 2A is reading 3> 2B, 2-1/2; and
our friend 2C is still barely hanging on to 2.
168:09:52 CC Roger.
168:10:05 C Elliot, I'd like to reiterate to the flight
planners - it 's going to take a lot more fuel this
week just to maintain attitude. The vents or the
water boiler build up the rates very swiftly.
168:10:15 CC Roger, VII. We're going to work on that.
168:10:17 C Thank you.
l68:l6:4l C 168 :16: turning MSC-2 and 3 on. Sequence 02.
168:20:00 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
168:20:04 C Go, Houston.
168:20:06 CC Roger. I just talked to Sue, Prank, and she said
everything's fine on the home front and she is glad
to see that you're on the downhill side.
168:20:15 C Thank you, Elliot.
168:20:19 CC She reiterated that the "boys are doing real ... in
school, and also she said they thoroughly enjoyed
their visit to the Center here on your last pass,
and your message to them.
168:20:35 CC I have a flight plan update for you on this
transponder test. We've rescheduled it, when
you *re ready to copy.
168: 20: 1+1 C Ready.
168:20:1+3 CC You are ready?
168:20:45 P Yes.
168:20:46 CC Okay. Time: 1 - -
168:20:48 C All ready.
168:20:52 CC Time: 169:20:00; transponder on; off at 169:35:00.
Do you copy?
168:21:23 CC Gemini VII, did you copy?
168:21:26 C Negative. You were cut off.
168:21:34 CC Gemini VII, did you copy? I've had some interference
168:21:39 C Roger, Elliot. Say again, please?
168:21:44 CC Did you copy the flight plan update?
168:21:48 C Negative. Say again, please.
168:21:51 CC Roger. 169:20:00; transponder on; off at
169:35:00. Do you copy?
168:22:09 C Roger. We copied.
168:22:12 CC And how does Stack 2C look?
168:22:19 P 2C is 1-1/2 amps.
168:22:23 CC Roger. Copy 1.5.
168:22:31 C Carnarvon will probably fix it for us, Bill.
168:22:36 CC Say again, VII. Did not copy.
168:22:39 C Carnarvon will probably fix it for us.
168:22:46 CC Still didn't understand you.
168:23:29 CC Gemini VII, we'll contact you again at Tananarive.
168:23:35 P VII. Roger.
168:37:09 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
168:37:18 P This is Gemini VII. Go ahead.
168:37:20 CC Roger. Would you give us the Stack 2C reading?
168:37:32 P 1-1/2 amps, Elliot.
168:37:35 CC Roger. We would like to place Stack 2C off, turn
it off, and we will leave it off through Carnarvon.
That will be 20 minutes. We have confirmed this
with a test a McDonnell, St. Louis, for 30 minutes.
Do you copy?
168:37:58 P Roger. Stack 2C . . . for 20 minutes.
168:38:07 CC You cut out on that transmission, Jim. Say again.
168:38:11+ P I said ... open circuit, now clock it for 20 minutes
and we'll talk to you over Carnarvon.
168:38:20 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
168:38:28 CC Like to inform you that the GT-VI midcount is
completed with no problems.
168:38:36 P Roger. We just say ... we'll be waiting for
them up here. We'll have tea with them.
168: 38: Itl CC Roger.
168: 51:1+8 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a valid
temperature . We *re standing by for your blood
168:51:55 P Blood pressure coming down.
168:52:03 CC Good. Your cuff is full-scale.
168:52:06 CC Gemini VII.
168:52:08 P Roger.
168:52:51 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Give
us a Mark before you start exercising.
168:52:57 P MARK.
168:53:26 P Blood pressure coming down.
168:53:32 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
168:54:28 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. We're
standing by for your food, water and sleep report.
168:54:34 p Roger. Wait one.
168: 54:46 P The Command Pilot has 563 ounces to date, and for
noon meal we had Day 6, Meal B.
168:55:01 CC I understand that both Pilot - Command Pilot had
Day 6, Meal B. Command Pilot has had 563 ounces
to date. I do not have any data on the Pilot.
168: 55:1** P Roger. The Pilot has k3k ounces to date.
168:55:16 CC Understand k3k.
168:55:20 C I was 563, not 663.
168:55:23 CC I copy the Command Pilot 563 and Pilot U3U.
168:55:31 P h7k for Pilot.
168:55:33 CC hjk. Thank you.
168:55:^7 CC Gemini VII, have you had any sleep to report?
168:56:03 C Open-circuit voltage on 2C is off-scale high.
168:56:06 CC Roger.
168:56:16 CC Sounds good.
168:56:19 C Roger. It looks like it takes a little longer.
168:57:37 CC Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you turn your T/M to the
168:57:1+3 P T/M attitude to the COMMAND position, Carnarvon.
168:57:51 CC Place your Tape Playback switch to the RESET
168:58:01 P ... say again, please.
168:58:03 CC Tape Playback switch to RESET position.
168:58:13 P Carnarvon, this is VII. Request to put 2C back on
168:58:20 CC Go ahead.
168:58:39 P Carnarvon, this is VII.
168:58:41 CC Go, VII.
168:58:49 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Copy that you have placed 2C
back on the line at this time.
169:17:13 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
169:17:20 C Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII,
169:17:21 CC Roger. We have a valid temperature. Standing by
for your blood pressure.
169: 17 :2h C Roger. We're turning on radar transponder now.
169:17:27 CC Roger. Understand.
169:17:43 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
169:18:07 C Hawaii, Gemini VII. Will you inform MCC that our
water boiler is venting.
169:18:12 CC Roger. Understand water boiler venting.
169:18:31 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
your exercise on your Mark,
169:18:48 C MARK.
169:19:21 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
169:20:07 CC Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale, but it is not
169:20:14 C Okay, let's try that one.
169:20:59 CC Gemini VII, we have a good blood pressure. Could
we have a total reading on your water gun?
169:21:12 C 2683.
169:21:15 CC Read 2683.
169:21:18 CC Thank you, Gemini VII. We'd like to get the Pilot
to take in more water if possible.
169:21:27 P Right. Will do.
169:21:29 CC Thank you. Surgeon out.
169:21:46 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM* Would you give me a
read - stack reading on 2-Charlie, please?
169:21:52 P Roger. 2-Charlie is reading around 1-1/2 volts.
169:21:59 P ••• I'm sorry.
169:22:00 CC Say again.
169:24:05 CC Would like you to place your Fuel Cell O2 heater
to the AUTO position.
169:24:12 C Roger.
169:31:38 CC Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM. You need not
acknowledge this transmission. We have you GO
on the ground. Standing by.
169:33:22 CC. Gemini VII, Houston.
169:33:25 P VII. Go.
169:33:27 CC Roger. I have a flight plan update for you if
you're ready to copy.
169:33:37 C Go ahead.
169:33:40 C Go ahead PCM 2.
169:33:42 CC Node: 172:01:19; Rev 108; 8l.0 degrees east; right
ascension, 10:17:13. MSC-4: 172:31:11; Sequence
05; Mode 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 19 right.
Use l6mm camera, nominal settings, 01 frame per
second. If you have a good laser track, use Mode 03
also. Do you copy?
169:34:49 P Roger.
169:34:56 CC How does the Stack 2C look to you now, Jim?
169: 35:01+ p Read 2 amps now, Elliot.
169:35:06 CC 2 amps. Roger.
169:35:20 CC Jim, in all this changing around we've done with
the fuel cell, have you had the Delta-P light off
at any time?
169:35:28 P Negative. Been on all this time.
169:35:31 CC Roger.
169:35:51 CC VII, we have a report from Hawaii that they believe
they received your laser beam. They will know
better when they develop film. They had to actually
develop that film to check their data, but they do
have a scope and they believe they received some
169:36:12 P Good. ...
169:36:15 CC We're scheduling it again for 108 and we'll give
it another try then.
169:36:53 CC We're checking the fuel situation. It's possible
we may have to terminate the experiments a little
early today in order to save enough fuel to cope
with this venting. We are definitely keeping an
eye on that.
169:37:10 C Let's try that laser though, even if we have to cut
something else out. Can we?
169:37:15 CC Roger. We'll get that one a high priority then.
169:37:23 CC We believe, at the present time, that we will have
enough fuel for all the presently scheduled
activities today, but we'll keep up on that.
169:37:33 C Thank you. We're not even touching the Hand Control
unless you schedule it, Elliot.
169:37:^0 CC Roger.
169:37:^2 C Except when it starts to - tumble pretty swiftly
from time to time.
169:37:48 CC I get the impression that it does that at discrete
times. That is, that such a continuing thing as it
is, is an occasional pulse. Maybe four or five
times a revolution. Does that sound right to you?
169:38:03 C Roger. It's not giving a pulse, but the thing
starts venting and then it just slowly builds up.
I just reported one to Hawaii.
169:38:12 CC That happened about four times a revolution?
169:38:15 C I don't believe it's quite that frequent.
169:38:17 CC Roger.
169:38:20 C You can tell it very easily because the cockpit
cools off a lot.
169:38:24 CC Say again.
169:38:26 C You can tell it very easily when the cockpit cools
169:38:30 CC The cockpit cools off - as soon as this venting
169:38:35 C When the water boil boiler - when the water boils
the - it seems like the cockpit cools down.
169:38:42 CC We believe that it's simply venting and not
169:38:47 C I don't know, but we're getting a change in
temperature with it.
169:38:52 CC Roger. We'll take that into consideration here and
see if we can add it to our analysis.
169:38:59 C Roger.
169:39:06 CC Frank, how do you feel about how much tumble you
can stand while you're sleeping?
169:39:13 C ... I don't think it bothers us. We don't even
know it until we wake up.
169:39:19 CC That's - what concerns me is if - if you can stand
the tumbling then we don't have to worry about get-
ting rid of some of that water.
169:39:27 CC Do you feel that the tumble actually waked you up
last night, Frank? You said you noticed it after
you waked up. We were wondering if the tumbling
caused you to wake up.
169:39:37 C I don't think the tumbling did. The coolness is
more of a problem than tumbling. But we did have
a terrible sensation, or at least I did, like we
were standing on our heads part of the night. And
this might be attributed to the tumbling.
169:39:^9 CC Roger.
l69:40:22 CC Jim, could you comment on - could you comment on
the ease or lack of sleeping in the suit, as
compared to having been out of it before?
169:40 :39 P Well, the suit makes you more available for sleep-
ing. You're sort of rigid in the cockpit space -
there are hot spots in the suit where your legs
are bent back and forth under the crouch area -
which are local hot spots and of course damp -
those suits - of course you're sort of vented
169:^1:04 CC Roger. Are you operating with all the zippers
open, the same way Frank was?
169:^1:11 P No. I have a zipper open in the crouch area and
169:^1:15 CC Roger.
169:^1:16 P Also, with the suit on the helmet, of course,
is right on the back of my neck.
169:^1:24 CC Roger.
169:^2:17 CC We're probably about to lose you, Jim. Could you
give me one more check on 2C?
169:^2:26 P Roger. No change. It's a little bit closer to
2 volts than 1 l/2.
169:42:30 CC Roger.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
All your systems are GO.
You need not acknowledge.
We 're standing by.
Borman about to dump urine.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
Gemini VII, CSQ. We have you GO on the ground. We
have nothing for you this pass. You need not ack-
nowledge this transmission. CSQ standing by.
Roger, Thank you.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Come in, Hawaii, Gemini VII.
Roger. We show you GO on the ground. 1*11 get
back to you in a second.
I have a couple of questions here to ask you.
First of all, how much time do you have left on your
D-h/v-7 tape recorder.
Stand by. We'll look it up.
We have 8 minutes and 10 seconds left.
Roger. Copy 8 minutes, 10 seconds.
Okay. I would also like to have your evaluation
of the weather over Hawaii if you're in a position
where you don't have to use maneuvering.
170:55:07 P Roger. Could you give us our CPA?
170:55:12 CC You mean your PCA?
170:55:15 P PCA. Right.
170:55:23 P We're just tumbling now. If we had an idea just
exactly when we '11 be over the Islands we could -
we're looking down we could probably check it.
170:55:30 CC Roger. We'll give it to you.
170:56:38 CC You're approaching a point PCA on my Mark.
170:56:1*1 CC MARK.
170:56:44 P Roger. We're now PCA, so it might be a little bit
before we can give you a good evaluation.
170:56:50 CC Roger.
170:57: 0^ C Has the weather deteriorated any since the last
time you made it on the laser?
170:57:08 CC Say again.
170:57:10 C Has the weather deteriorated any since the last
time we tried the laser?
170:57:12 CC Roger. It has quite a bit.
170:57:16 P We can't see the Islands now. I'd sure like to
try it again, if it's not bad. I'd like to give
it a whirl anyway.
170:57:26 CC Roger. We'll keep you advised of the weather
situation here and maybe I can get something
straightened out before your next revolution.
170:57:33 C Are you overcast or broken?
170:57:35 CC Broken.
170:57:36 C Okay.
170:58:22 CC We have a slight flight plan change here for you.
You ready to copy?
170:58:33 C Stand "by one.
170:58:43 C Go ahead, please.
170:58:45 CC Roger. The fuel cell purge due over the RKV at
17 plus 26 - 171 plus 26 has been deleted. We '11
have a fuel cell purge over the RKV at 173 plus 10.
170:59:10 CC - 01.
170:59:15 P Understand the fuel cell purge scheduled for 171:26
has been deleted and we *re now going to purge at
173 plus 10. Is that correct?
170:59:25 CC Negative. That was 173 plus 01.
170:59:33 P Roger. New purge time is 173 plus 01.
170:59:37 CC Roger.
170:59:41 CC Do you still have your BIO MED tape recorder on?
170 : 59 : 44 P Affirmative .
170:59:45 CC Roger. You can turn Number 1 off.
170:59:51 P Roger. 1 is off.
171:00:16 CC Roger.
171:00:22 C Hawaii, will you ask Houston how long we can leave
the 2C on OPEH - when we should shut it down and
when the amps get below what figure, should it
be shut down?
171:00:31 CC Roger. Will do.
171:00:45 CC You'll be advised of that over the RKV.
171:00:46 C Thank you.
171:06:07 P ... clouds taken at 171:06. Confirmation of 30
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
171:26:18 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
171:26:22 C This is VII. Go ahead.
171:26:24 CC Roger. I've got a block update for you when
171:26:28 C Roger. Stand "by.
171:26:43 C Ready to copy.
171:26:47 CC Roger. The REP of 402 feet for all areas is
21 plus 40. Area 111-3: 176:34:57. Area 112-
Bravo: 178:09:57. Area 113-Delta: 179:08:38.
Area 114-2: 180:44:24. Area 115-2: 182:17:29.
Area 116-2: 183:50:35- Area 117-1: 185:23:05.
The weather is good in all areas.
171:28:09 C Roger.
171:28:14 C I have one question. Was that Area Ill-Delta?
171:28:18 CC Negative. It was Area 111-3.
171:28:26 C Roger. And what was the Delta area at this ... ?
171:28:30 CC That was Area 113-Delta.
171:28:33 C Area 113-Delta. Thank you.
171:28:35 CC Roger.
171:28:54 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
171:28:57 C Go ahead, RKV.
171:28:58 CC Would you read me back Area 117-1?
171:29:03 C Roger. 117-1: 185:23:0 - you gave me - you gave
me a 7-digit there?
171:29:12 CC I'll give it to you again. It's 185:23:07.
171:29:19 C Roger. 185:23:07.
17X : 29 : 21 CC Roger .
171:47:15 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM.
171:1*7:18 C Go ahead, Houston CAP COM.
171:47:21 CC Roger, Gemini VII. I've got an update on your
flight plan if you are ready to copy.
171:47:26 C Stand by one minute.
171:47:48 C Ready.
171:47:49 CC Okay, Gemini VII. We're being forced to scrub
the MSC-4 at Hawaii. We've looked at it pretty
closely from all directions. This is the MSC-4
at 172:31:11. The weather is broken overcast.
You've got a bad set angle and the experimenters
would rather wait for a Hawaii night or very early
morning pass rather than go ahead and try it now.
It doesn't look too good at all.
171:48:13 C Fine. Thank you.
ni:kS:l6 CC Okay, and I've got a D-4/D-7 update.
171:48:21 C Roger.
171:48:22 CC Okay. D-4/D-7 at 172:38:57; Sequence 427; Mode 02;
pitch 12 degrees down, yaw 95 degrees left; passing
below, right to left for a total of 5 minutes; use
30 seconds recorder maximum, and use cameras.
171:49:08 C Roger. We have it.
171:4-9:11 CC Roger. Understand you've got it. We'd like a prop
quantity readout, please.
171:49:15 C My propellant quantity reads 93 - 94 percent.
171:49:21 CC Roger. Understand 74 percent.
Correction. I'm right - 24 percent.
Roger. 24 percent. We got it.
£ — LFC1 w^ll u •
Understand 2k percent.
Okay. And I'd like to advise you your pass over
the CSQ will be UHF 6.
171:49:42 CC Okay. And Frank, we're taking a good look at your
fuel cell at this time and will advise you as soon
as we come up with some reasonable conclusions on
171:49:53 C Thank you.
171:53:58 P ... you going to put it on?
171:53:59 P No. It was ...
171:54:03 C It was off when I got it just now.
171:54:08 P Oh? Did you move the big knob?
171:54:09 C Yes. It was on but ...
171:54:10 P Okay.
171:54:19 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM.
171:54:22 C Go ahead, Houston.
171:54:23 CC Roger. Frank, we'd like you to turn your
Section 2 Power switch off at this time. We'd
like to monitor it for about a revolution. We'll
probably bring it back on at the RKV this next pass,
and we will advise you further at that time. Over.
171:54:39 C Section 2 Power?
171:54:41 CC That's affirmative. Your Section 2 Power switch to
the OFF position.
171:5^:^5 C It's off.
171:5^:1+6 CC Okay.
171:5^:^7 C Here we go.*
171:5U:51 P Okay. Roger. 2 on. Off.
171:56:18 P 2A is off high, 2B is off high, 2C is a little sick.
171:56:37 P 2A and 2B are in good shape.
171:58:58 P 3857. ...
171:58:59 P What happened?
171:59:01 P Okay.
171:59:10 P That's 39 minutes from now.
171:59:20 P How about a little lunch or dinner?
171:59:25 P We'll get it out, hut we'll have to, pretty soon.
172:00:5U P I looked over here.
172:00:57 C I thought I fixed Power 2 switch off.
172:02:58 C You've got to warm that thing up 10 minutes ahead
172:04:37 P Right down in the water, Kid.
172:0U:39 C How many do you have there?
172:04:40 P Rattling around; it's not too many.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
172:10:18 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
172:10:25 C This is VII, CSQ. Go ahead.
Roger, Gemini VII. Can you verify that the Cross-
over switch is on the OK position?
I can verify that the Crossover switch is on the
We want it on the ON position.
Roger. Crossover switch is in the OK position.
Roger. That's the first we heard. We'll put it
in the ON position.
Gemini VII, we would like open-circuit voltages on
2-Alpha, 2-Bravo and 2-Charlie.
Roger, CSQ. Coming up. 2-Alpha is off-scale high
about 32 volts; 2-Bravo is off-scale high about
32 volts; and so is 2-Charlie off-scale high about
. . . Gemini VII.
I haven't heard of this system.
Gemini VII, we are standing by for your flight
Roger. Gemini VII has a . . . situation. We 've
used two magazines plus ko exposures of S0217.
That's the ASA-64. Two magazines plus 30 feet of
l6mm film, 5 exposures of dim- light black and
white, 7 exposures of color-shifted IR. We have
not used any of the ASA-500 S0217. Your Command
Pilot total on Column 5 is l8; Column 6 is h. The
Pilot on Column 5 is 17 and Column 6 is 2. Pilot
this morning on the S-8/D-13 vision test missed 3,
the Command Pilot missed 7.
That's about it.
172:12:33 C That's about it. We've accomplished everything
else in the flight plan except the things that
Flight has been informed of already.
172:12:39 C We've accomplished everything else in the flight
plan except the things that Flight has been
informed of already.
172:12:1*3 CC Roger, Gemini VTI.
172:12:44 P Would you have a urination there for me?
172:12:49 P No. You don't have to tell them ...
172:12:53 P Oh, I thought you had.
172:12:54 CC Gemini VII, we'll have a complete briefing over
the RKV on the next pass on your fuel cell status.
172:13:00 C Roger. Thank you.
172:13:01 P Roger. Thank you.
172:13:03 C Okay, Jimmy. One urination now.
172:13:10 P Sure the section's down and the Crossover is
supposed to be on?
172:13:13 C Yes.
172:13:15 C To keep the regulators ... back pressure. You knew
that and so did I. We just didn't think of it.
172:13:25 C I think we're getting logy. No question about it.
172:13:27 P No. We're not getting logy.
172:13:29 C Sure. You're calling those volts and I'm doing
things wrong. We're getting logy. We better
172:13:34 P We just - just getting logy.
172:13:42 C ... get this thing turned around early in the
172:14:01 P Well, in a situation like this, though, where
they're playing games "back and forth, that's what
172:14:03 C They should tell you what to do.
172:14:05 P That's right. I don't know what the heck they're
172:14:37 P Yes.
172:l4:4l C Charlie, come on out, will you? I want you to
meet your brother.
172:16:05 P Chuck Berry will have us taking three ...
172:16:13 P Just about like that Polaris.
172:17:25 C ... to procedures ...
172:17:29 C Okay.
172:17:51 P What did they say about cameras?
172:18:03 C Did you ever hear something doose, or is it deuce?
172:18:05 P What kind?
172:18:17 P No, I've already read the log. It didn't say
anything about it.
172:18:27 P 10-minute warmup requires 4l8. That right?
172:18:29 C That's right.
172:18:41 P Passing below, right to left, 5 minutes.
172:18:46 C Right to left.
172:18:51 C What's he have here? Let's read that off and
make sure we have it correct.
172:18:56 C ... 30 seconds, 30 seconds.
172:19:01 P 30 seconds to . . .
I am set to go.
Yaw 95 left.
We 're pitched down . . .
And it's going to pass right to L
"below. How can that be? I would
parallel with us.
How can it he "below us and yet we
coins to co from right to left? '
wouldn't be passing it.
There's one going to Hawaii.
• • •
Sometimes there's an instrument .
The camera is ready. I used the
• • •
Okay. I get it.
Okay. 28 ...
You can't . . .
Yes. Turn it on.
172 :28 :03
Okay. We're all set to go.
There's a lot of water in the ...
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
172:28:51 C VII. Go.
172:28:52 CC Okay. We're showing you GO here on the ground.
How are you doing?
172:28:57 C Well, we're still hanging in there.
172:29:00 CC Okay. We'd like a little evaluation of what that
laser looked like to you as far as light intensity.
172:29:10 C It wasn't too bright. The thing that impressed me ■
I thought that up here it would be bigger than just
a small point source. I guess I was a little misled
there. It looked rather small.
172:29:23 CC It's got a very narrow beam at .008.
172:29:27 C Right. But at a couple of hundred miles I thought
it would be a little wider than that.
172:29:31 CC I think they're going to widen it up a little for
172:29:3^ C Yes. But listen, if we get good weather, there's
absolutely no problem in acquiring it. We had
that colder than a mackerel.
172:29:36 C listen, if we get good and ready there is
absolutely no problem of acquiring it. We had
that colder than a mackerel.
172:29:1*2 CC Very good.
172:29:^+6 C Looks like a nice little setup you all have up
there on that mountain top.
172:29:50 ■ CC Say again.
172:29:51 C It looks like the national camp you have up there
on that mountain top.
172:30:05 P Yes. The weather looks pretty good.
172:30:10 P Tell you what ...
172:30:12 CC Can you give us some comparison as far as the
intensity goes, some star that you're aware of?
172:30:25 C That's pretty tough to do, offhand. I'd say it
was on the order of Rigel, maybe.
172:30:31 CC Okay. Thank you.
172:30:32 P That bright? See, when I saw it, it was just like
a real small thin dot on top of that ridge.
172:30:39 P I didn't see it pulsing. It'd go and then it
would go away for a while.
172:31:13 P I think we're coming right up on Hawaii, now.
172:31:21 C Hawaii, this is VII.
172:31:22 P Hawaii, this is VII. We've got you again, got
the island again. Looks like you're sort of broken
overcast. Is that correct?
172:31:23 CC Go ahead.
172:31:2^ C We've got you again. I've got the Island again.
Looks like sort of a broken overcast, is that
172:31:30 CC Yes. Last time outside it looked like about, oh,
about 5000 broken and .6 covered - .7 covered.
172:31: 1 tO C Yes, the center part of the Island looks pretty
good, but your end there has some cloud coverage
172: 31: lH C Straight down here.
172:31:^3 P Yes, the center part of the island looks pretty
good, but your end has a cloud coverage over it.
172:31:1*7 CC That figures. How's it look down around my hotel?
172:31:1*8 P Oh, I'll be honest with you. Can see the whole
172:31:53 C Looks pretty good; in fact, most of your island
172:32:00 CC Well, I think I'm going to spend the night up
172:32:04 C Hey, you ought to go to Honolulu. Looks pretty
clear out there, too.
172:32:07 CC You mean Honoruru?
172:32:09 C Yes.
172:32:13 C Pig Island looks pretty cloudy though.
172:32:17 P There's old - look at that.' There's Waikiki.
172:34:08 CC What are you having for supper?
172:34:11 P Well, we had a little tuna salad, a little orange
drink, apricot pudding - had it last night, too.
172:34:18 CC Give my regards to the chef, will you?
172:34:22 P I wish we had one.
172:35:04 CC Okay. We'll be standing by here if you need
172:35:07 P Thank you, Hawaii.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
173:03:01 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
173:03:05 C This is RKV. Go ahead, VII.
173:03:08 CC Roger. We would like to know whether you've
been monitoring your open-circuit voltage on
173:03:14 P We sure have. Section 2C is off-scale high now.
It's about 32 volts.
173:03:20 CC Are all three off-scale high?
173:03:23 P Roger. All three are off-scale high.
173:03:25 CC Have you noticed any deviations or fluctuations at
173:03:29 P 2C was a little low when we first went to 0PEH-
CIRCUIT. It was about 31 volts, and then it just
went up to 32, and all three have stayed there.
173: 03: 40 CC Roger.
173:03:41 P We still have a Delta-P light, however.
173:03:44 CC Roger.
173:03:51 CC Would you bring your Section 2 Power switch to ON
and also leave the Crossover switch on?
173:03:57 P Roger. Leave Crossover on, Section 2 Power switch
173:04:00 CC Roger.
173:04:31 P It looks like it's carrying about between 2 l/2
and 3 amps now, RKV.
173:04:37 CC Roger.
173:04:39 P We put the switch on ... amp meter readings of
about 5 amps.
173:04:56 CC We're standing by. We'd like you to purge both
173:05:00 P Roger. Double purge, both sections coming up.
173:05:21 CC Would you place your Quantity Read switch to
173:05:37 CC FUEL CELL 0 £ .
173:05:44 CC FUEL CELL Hg.
173:05:52 CC You can place the Quantity Read switch to OFF.
173:07:20 C ... be powered up the rest of the time up.
173:07:22 CC Roger. We'd like you to leave the Power switch on
for CSQ. They'll give you some more data when you
get to CSQ.
173:07:38 C Okay.
173:07:1*3 CC We've got your information for you on the OAMS
173:07:1*8 C Go ahead.
173:07:1+9 CC Okay. Your ground equations show you have 1+7 pounds
of OAMS fuel remaining and this is an actual 26.5
percent. Your on-board gage should read 20 percent
at this time. This puts you about 3 pounds above
the minimum, but we want to keep you . . . since
173:08:07 C Thank you very much.
173:08:08 CC Incidentally, we have budgeted a total of 9 pounds
of fuel for contingencies such as venting, which
is included in the minimum requirements.
173:08:18 C Thank you.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
173:^6:32 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
173:1+6:1+5 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM.
173:^7:02 C This is VII. Go ahead.
173:^7:35 C Pilot, I+98. Command Pilot, 585.
173:^7:^3 CC Roger. I've got it.
173:^7:1*8 CC We'd like you to turn the Section 2 Power switch
to OFF, and will remain that way through the sleep
173:1*7:56 C Section 2 off.
173:!*8:00 CC Say again, CSQ. I did not copy.
173:1*8:01*- C You say you want Section 2 off through the entire
173:1*8:07 CC That's affirmative.
173:1*8: 08 C And you want the Crossover valve left off?
173:1(8:11 CC That's affirmative.
173:1(8:12 C Okay.
173:1(8:38 CC Gemini VII, this is CSQ.
173:1(8:1(1 CC We would like that switch to be in the OFF position.
The Crossover switch to the OFF position.
173:kB:k6 P Roger. We understand. Crossover switch to OFF
173:1(8:1(9 CC Roger.
173:1(8:53 CC Gemini VII, can you verify that your BIO MED
Recorder Number 2 is in CONTINUOUS .
173:1(8:58 P Roger. BIO MED Number 2 is in CONTINUOUS.
173 .1*9:10 CC Your Cryo rules for the sleep period are as
follows: ECS O2, no heat required; Fuel Cell O2
in AUTO. Fuel Cell Sq: prior to going to sleep
we want it to pan up to a maximum of 510, minimum
390. We'll monitor that from the ground.
173: lfcj; 39 c Roger, CSQ. If you want us to stay awake in
shifts to watch second section we '11 be happy to.
173:49:47 CC That's not necessary, Gemini VII.
173:^9:53 C Okay.
173:49:58 CC Gemini VII, could you give us your sleep con-
figurations as for gloves, headgear, etc?
173:50:11 P The Command Pilot will have the nominal flight
suit on and the Pilot will have the regular pressure
173:50:18 P Neither of us will wear gloves. Negative headgear.
173:50:23 CC Will wear gloves, negative headgear.
173:50:26 P No gloves. No headgear.
173:50:28 CC Roger. Copy.
173: 52:34 CC Gemini VII, the Section 2 Power switch was turned
off in hopes of removing sortie of the water from
Section 2. We feel that the extraction rate is
not sufficient to remove the produced water.
173:52:46 P Roger.
181:11:1*6 P Canary, Gemini VII.
181:11:49 CC Go ahead, VII. Canary here.
181:11:51 P Roger. For your information, the Delta-P light
went out about 180:30. ... "but it came back on
about 181:00 ...
l8l:12:04 CC Roger. Copy.
181:12:08 CC We have all systems GO on the ground.
181:12:11 P Thank you very much.
181:12:13 CC Good morning.
l8l:12:l4 P How you all?
181:12:16 CC We're feeling fine and dandy this morning.
181:12:18 C What's the word on VI?
181:12:20 CC Everything is still GO.
181:12:21 C Very good.
l8l:12:30 P We're still in our sleep period but we'll be
happy to entertain any . . .
181:12:38 CC Okay. Have anything for the fuel cells?
181:13:13 CC VII, Canary.
181:13:16 P Go ahead.
181:13: 18 CC Stand by.
l8l:13:4l CC Okay, VII. This is Canary. A little later on
we're going to power-up the second section again -
not right now though, and don't know whether or not
we 're going to purge with or without that second
section up, at the present time.
l8l : 13:55 C Okay. Thank you.
l8l : 13: 57 CC Roger.
l8l:l4:08 CC Could you place your C Adapter switch to CONTINUOUS,
181:14:15 C Roger.
l8l:l4:42 P ... "been over 32 volts for a long time now.
I8l:l4:48 CC You said it's been over three - for how long now?
181:14:53 p Well, we haven't "been monitoring closely, we've
been asleep, but they've been over 32 volts over
the last 5-4 hours.
181:15:01 CC Okay.
1B4: 09: 52 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
184:10:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
184:10:11 P Go ahead. You're all clear.
184:10:13 CC Good morning. I have some PIA updates and a
flight plan update for you.
184:10:20 P All right, Houston. Just a minute.
1B4:10:47 P Houston, Gemini VII. Go ahead with PIA's and
I'll get the flight plan later.
184:10:52 CC Okay. I'll read you your new flight plan first.
Node 165:33:43; Rev 126 «9 - 126.9 degrees
west; right ascension is 10 hours, 00 minutes,
6 seconds. Flight plan time line update: change
184:00:00 to 184:12:00.
184:11:51 CC Time: 185 :40:l4; crew status report on the Pilot at
184:12: 08 CC Time: 185:58:02; crew status - -
184:12:14 P Houston, VII.
184:12:16 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII. Houston.
184:12:18 P Was that time 185:40:14, and was that crew status
report on Pilot at Texas?
184:12:25 CC That's affirm, Jim.
184:12:26 P Okay.
184:12:28 CC Next item: Time, 185:58 : 02; crew status report on
the Command Pilot at CYI, Canaries. Next item:
D-4/D-7 at 187:21:47.
184:13:00 CC Sequence 430; Mode 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw
4 degrees left. This is a D-4/D-7 on the Gemini
VI launch and take S-6 photos of the Cape weather.
The nominal lift-off time of Gemini VI is 187:24,
about. We'll update that later when we get a
better hack on it.
184:13:3^ P Roger. This is the Pilot. D-4/D-7, we didn't
get that up here.
184:13:39 CC Roger. 187 - jfl7:21:47.
184:13:48 p Roger. Have it.
184:13:50 CC Are you ready for your PLA updates?
184:13:57 P Roger. Go ahead.
184:13:58 CC Carry a 118-1; Time, 186:58:39.
184:14:12 C You are not keying, Houston. We are not reading
you. Say again, please.
184:14:16 CC 118-1: 186:58:39; 119-1 at 188:34:27; 120-4:
184:15:08 CC 121-4: 193:01:27; 122-4: 194:37:24. That's 24:13.
Correction there, 195:54:13. 123 - 124-3 is
197:29:47. BET 400K is 21:40 for all areas, and
the weather in all areas is good.
Ifl4:l6:l4 P Roger.
184:16:17 CC Be advised to keep your continuous adapter C-Band
on until TPI, and we'll have a test on your fuel
cells coming up for you at CYI, so we'd request no
fuel cell activity until acquisition of Canary
Islands. In general, we intend to wannup Stack 2
"before purging. That's Section 2. You'll receive
a GO/NO- GO at Carnarvon in the next revolution.
184:17:01 CC Yes, that's this pass over Carnarvon, Gemini VII.
How do you feel this morning?
184:17:20 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
184:17:23 C Go ahead.
184:17:26 CC Roger. How do you feel - -
184:17:37 C We're fine, how do you read us?
184:17:39 CC I'm reading you now. We just switched to Bermuda.
Do all your systems appear good?
184:17:45 C Say again.
184:17:46 CC Are all your systems good?
184:17:48 C All systems are good, right.
184:17:51 CC Good. Did you have the same tumbling rates this
morning when you awakened?
184:17:54 C ... check, we haven't awakened yet.
184:17:58 CC Well, okay. Sorry about that.
184:18:02 C ... there's no tumble this morning.
134:18:09 CC When you rested the last night, was the temperature
a little "better?
184:18:20 CC Gemini VII, be advised the count is going very-
well at the Cape,
184:18:25 C How are you reading now? Do you read me?
184:18:27 CC I'm reading you all right. How are you reading me?
184:18:30 C ... "but "be advised that tumble rates are very slow
and we do not . . . cabin wall temperatures are
normal this morning; they are not cold.
lS4:l8:42 CC Oh, very good. Be advised that the count's going
very well at the Cape on Gemini VI.
184:18:49 CC The crew's up and healthy, and we're all ready to
184:22:59 CC Gemini VII, Canary. Com check. How do you read?
184:23:02 P A - this is VII, Canary, and good morning to you
184:23:05 CC And good morning to you, also. We have some infor-
mation for you on this fuel cell.
184:23:10 P Right. Listening.
184:23:12 CC Okay. Right now we'd like for you to open the
Primary Cooling Valve circuit breaker.
lB4:23:20 P We are now going to open the Primary Cooling Valve
184:23:25 CC Roger.
184:23:27 P It is now open.
184:23:29 CC Okay. You want the Radiator switch to BYPASS.
184:23:33 P Radiator switch going BYPASS.
184:23:34 CC Okay. This is going to ... to BYPASS on the
radiator, and kind of warm up that second section.
Okay? And now what we would like from you is a
normal purge on Section 1.
184:23:49 P Okay. A normal purge on Section 1. Section 2
Power switch is ... still off.
184:23: 53 CC Affirmative.
184:23:58 P Stand by. We want to check to see whether our
Crossover should be off or on.
184:24:37 CC Okay. We want the Crossover switch on.
184:24:39 P Roger. Here is our procedure. ... the Crossover
switch ON and make a normal Section 1 purge ...
is that correct?
184:24:50 CC That's correct.
184:25:26 C Canary, this is Gemini VII.
184:25:28 CC Go ahead, VII.
184:25:29 C Would you check with Houston and find out when
they want us to start getting suited ... ?
184:25:35 CC Okay.
184:26:15 CC VII, this is Canary. Flight says that you can wait
awhile and they want to make sure they get lift-
off first, then you can start putting them on.
184:26:22 C Fine, thank you. We'll hold off.
184:26:27 C Be advised you can tell them the first time we had
poor communications ... with Houston on that last
pass - I guess they're remoting us.
184:26:36 CC Yes, that's right, they were. Okay. I'll give
you a little preliminary briefing about what's
going to happen over Carnarvon. Upon Carnarvon's
instruction, we'll adapt a flow on the radiator
and then we '11 close the Primary Cool Valve circuit
breaker again and then you'll perform an open-
circuit, double-length purge on a second section.
Do you copy?
l84:27:04 P An open-circuit, double-length purge on the second
184:27:08 CC That's right. That's upon Carnarvon's instruction,
184:27:11 P Roger.
184:27:12 CC We want to let that secondary loop warm up a little
184:27:21 P First section purge is complete and the ... is
184:27:24 CC Okay. Can you break the Quantity Bead switch to
ECS 02, please?
184:27:28 P Roger. Done.
184:27:29 CC And I would like some readings.
184:27:36 C 72 percent at 820 pounds. SC0 2 is 62 percent
and 750 pounds.
184:27:53 CC Okay. Hold it there for a minute.
184:28:02 CC Fuel cell Kg.
184:28:07 C 68 percent and 460 pounds.
184:28:21 CC Okay. Go back to OFF on the Quantity Read switch.
That's about all we have. Can we help you in any
184:28:34 C No, I think we're in pretty shape.
184:28:35 CC Okay. Very good. We '11 be standing by.
184:28:38 C Roger.
184:58:11 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
184:58:13 CC Roger. Carnarvon.
184:58:15 C This is VII. Go ahead, Carnarvon.
184:58:17 CC Roger. Good morning from Australia and we would
like to have you place your Radiator switch to the
FLOW position and your Primary Cool Valve circuit
breaker to the ON.
284:58:28 C Roger. Primary Cool Valve is ON and radiators
in FIflW position.
184:58 :4l CC Okay. I would like your readout on 2A, 2B, and
184:58:51 C 2A is off-scale high about 32 volts. 2B is almost
off-scale high and looks like about 32.3 volts. 2C
is off-scale high about 32 volts.
184:59:14 CC Roger. Sounded good.
184:59:17 CC Okay. And we're standing by now for a double -length
purge on Section 2. That's open-circuit, double -
184:59:36 P Roger. You want section and you want an open-
184:59:41 CC That's affirmative.
184:59:43 P And I'll increase valve on ... by two and I'll
leave the Crossover - I'll put the Crossover on.
Is that correct?
184:59:51 CC That's Roger.
184:59:52 P Okay.
184:59:56 P Crossover on. Inboard ... for 26 seconds.
185:00:00 CC Roger.
185:00:32 P Going ... for 4 minutes.
185:00:47 CC Okay. Gemini VT, are you purging to ... Can you
give us some of your readouts for GO/NO-GO?
185:00:55 P Roger. Stand by a second, please.
185:01:38 C Carnarvon, 1*11 give you some of these now -
The RCS A reads 3000, the temperature is 80.
B is 2900, temperature 80. The secondary oxygen
5^00, right secondary 0 2 52-5300. The batteries
are all okay - 23 volts, actually 22,7 volts on
the main battery.
185:02:20 C Section 1A reads 7; Section IB reads 8; Section 1C
reads 7.5. Cores 2A, 2B, and 2C are zero and the
main bus voltage is 25.2.
185:02:33 CC Roger.
l85:04:4l C Purge complete. Crossover on.
185:04:44 CC Roger. Would you give me a reading on the open-
circuit voltages on Section 2?
185:04:56 C 2A off-scale high at least 32 ... 2B about 32.2.
2C off-scale high over 32.
185:05:09 CC Turn it on.
185:05:11 CC Roger. Would you place Section 2 back on the line?
185:05:15 C Section 2 back on the line.
185:05:30 CC Okay. Would you give me a current readout on this
as soon as you get it?
185:05:37 C Okay. 2A, 2 amps; 2B, 2 amps; 2C, k amps.
155:05:^7 CC Oh, very good. Okay. We have you GO on the ground
for Area 134-1 and we're going to update your T R
clock at this time.
185:05:57 P Roger, understand it's GO to 134-1.
185:06:02 CC T R received.
1B5: 06:05 CC ... on the ground and I updated you with the T R
time for Area 148-1; however, the GO is for Area
185:06:22 P Roger. Understand .
185:06:24 CC Okay. We have another minute to go here.
185:06:27 C Bob, will you give us the time hack, please -
elapsed time hack?
185:06:31 CC Roger. I'm reading 185; let's see, 06, 37, 38,
185:06:42 C Right.
185:06:44 CC Roger.
185: 06:49 CC We'd like an on-board readout to OAMS Propellent
185:06:58 C Looks like about 25 percent.
185:07:02 CC Roger. Force pressure of 1300 pounds.
185:20:32 P Food stowage in case ... makes it earlier, Frank.
Saving up for me ... the food packages have expanded,
probably during launch. We found out when I got my
food out. It makes it very difficult. It was ...
they were vacuum-packed - you can imagine, Frank,
what they are when they ... 187:21:10 of the Cape
area . . . launch.
185:40:55 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM.
185:40:59 C Go ahead, Texas. This is Gemini.
185:41:02 CC Roger. We'd like you to place your Standby T/M
switch to the REAL-TIME position, and it will be
left there for the duration of the rendezvous
185:41:09 C Roger. Standby T/M REAL-TIME. You're very, very
lB5:4l:55 CC Gemini VII, Texas has you GO on the ground.
185:41:58 C Roger. Thank you. We read you loud and clear.
185:42:05 C Was your last instruction to place the Real-Time
T/M switch or the Standby T/M switch to the REAL-
185:1+2:11+ CC Gemini VII, Texas. Say again, please.
185:^2:19 C I say, was your last instruction to place the
Standby T/M switch to the REAL-TIME position?
185: 1+2: CC That's affirmative and it'll be left there for the
duration of the rendezvous phase. Over.
185:^2:28 C Roger. What about our DCS circuit breaker? Do you
want that open now?
185:1+2:32 CC Negative. We're getting a tape dump at this time.
l85: 1 +2:3 i + C Okay.
185: h2: k2 C Texas, we'd like to confirm the last nodal update
also, please. Was it west or east?
185:^2:5^ CC It was west and Houston will confirm in a minute.
185:^2:58 C Thank you.
l85:*4-4:l6 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
l85:M+:l8 C Loud and clear, Houston.
185:^:21 CC Roger. Good morning.
185:^:22 C Good morning.
l85:Mi:2l+ CC Would you give us a quick readout on Section 2
stacks? Amperages only.
l85:UU:29 C Jim's got his thermometer in his mouth. Do you
want a crew status report?
l85:M+:3U CC We're going to get that in just a second.
l85:W4-:36 C Okay. Section 2 is now reading h amps - correction
-2A is about 1.5 amps; 2B is about 2 amps; 2C is
about 4.5 amps.
185 :hk: 52 CC Roger. We have a valid temperature. Give us a
blood pressure and stand by for the Surgeon.
l85:Mt:58 C Roger.
185:^5:11 CC Cuff is full-scale.
185: 1+6: 18 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. You
could start your exercise.
185:1+6:22 P Roger.
185:1+6:23 C Chuck, while he's exercising, do you have time to
take the report?
185: U6:26 CC Roger. We're ready. I'd like to get the sleep
report first, Jim, and I think - I mean, Frank
and I think it's pretty important that we get a
good hack on this sleep this time because we're
trying to build some data down here. So could we
get a pretty good rundown on how you did last night?
185:46:1+5 C I has 6 hours of the best sleep on that since I've
been up here. It was excellent. I feel like a
million dollars this morning!
185:1+6:52 CC Very goodl Much better without the suit, right?
185:46:55 C Right. Jim had 6 hours of suited sleep and he had
a - sort of off-and-on, but he feels pretty good.
l85:U7:04 CC Okay. Very good. Blood pressure is full-scale.
l85:l+7:ll+ CC Okay. Frank, you want to go t ahead with this food
185:14-7:17 C Roger. Last night we had Meal C and we lost the
day number on it. It was Meal C and it consisted
of tuna salad, fruitcake and apricot pudding, so
you can determine what day that is.
185:1+7:30 CC It did not have a day number - just Menu 1, Meal C -
is that all?
185: 1+7: 31+ C Yes. We lost the day number on it.
185:1+7:38 P We lost the day number.
l85:l+7:!+0 CC Roger. Copy. You lost the day number. That blood
pressure - the telemetry dropped out. Could we get
another blood pressure?
185:1+7:1+7 C Coming right up.
185:^7:52 C The Pilot's had ^98 ounces of water. Total of
Column 5 is 19; Column 6 is 2.
l85: 1 +8:06 C The Command Pilot has had 607 ounces of water.
Column 5, 20; Column 6, k.
185:^8:15 CC Roger. Copy. Frank, can you conveniently get a
reading off the water gun right now? Just the
total off the gun.
lQ5:k8:2k C 25. I remember ...
185: CC Gemini VII, say again.
185: ^8:52 CC Gemini VTI, turn off your DCS circuit breaker.
185:^8:58 C Roger. It's off now.
185:49:13 CC Frank, did Jim send another blood pressure?
185: ^9:17 C Roger. Coming up.
185:^9:19 CC Did he send one a minute ago?
185:^9:22 C This is his third one.
185:^9:25 CC Okay. Well, listen, don't - stop it, delete it,
because it 1 s not coming through from the Cape .
There's something wrong with the T/M setup right
now, so delete the blood pressure, Frank.
185:^9:^5 CC Frank, we're going to need these data on this
exercise and the response after the exercise. It's
two of the things that we're plotting on the suit
versus the non-suit configuration here and we're
going to need it on both you and Jim, so we may
have to repeat this exercise period on Jim some-
where over one of the next sites here. We'll get
to you as soon as we can figure out where is the
best place to do it.
185:50:13 C That's fine with us.
185:50:15 CC Roger.
185:50:17 C We're going to have a little breakfast now.
185:50:22 CC Frank, what about the exercise before meals? Have
you been doing that the last few days?
185:50:28 C Missed one, Chuck.
185:50:29 CC Haven't missed one?
185:50:30 C Just one.
185:50:31 CC Very good! Is it any harder to do when you're -
as far as your actual movement of the - with the
exerciser, is it any different when you're in the
suited or the unsuited condition?
185:50:45 C I'll let Jim answer that.
185:50:U8 P Definitely, Chuck. It's very difficult to exercise
with the suit on as compared with the suit off.
185:50:53 CC Well, we've noticed this in your times to complete
the exercise. There's a lot of difference between
whether you're suited or unsuited. You can do it
much faster - about half the time - when you're
unsuited, it appears .
185:51:01+ P Right. I can get much more mobility. I can do a
lot of different exercises with the suit off than
I can on . I can arch my back and everything like
this. I can turn around and everything.
l85:51:lU CC Roger. Fine. Turn you over to CAP COM.
18?: 51: 17 P Okay.
185: 51: 18 CC Gemini VII, place your ACQ Beacon circuit breaker
185:51:32 CC Gemini VII, place your ACQ- AH) circuit breaker bea-
con - Beacon circuit breaker OFF.
185:51:38 P It's off, CAP Com.
185:51:40 CC And place your Real-Time Transmitter circuit breaker
185:51:^9 P Real Time circuit- breaker is off.
185:51:52 CC Roger. And I have your Node update if you're ready
185:51:56 P Roger.
185:52:03 CC Ready to copy?
185:52:05 P Go ahead.
185:52:07 CC Time: 185:33:43; Rev 116; 126.9 degrees west; right
ascension, 10:00:06. Do you copy?
185:52:34 P Roger. We've copied it this time.
185:52:38 CC And did you have your flight plan time line update
185:52:44 C I believe it's 14 minutes. Is that not correct?
12 minutes, that is.
185:52:48 CC That's correct - 12 minutes.
185:52:50 C Roger.
185:52:56 CC For your information, GT-VI is inserted; both
pilots are in and we've closed the hatches. Every-
think is looking real good.
185:53:07 C Sounds good.
185:53:10 CC And we observed that your Delta-P light is on. Is
185:53:13 C That's right. It was off for a half an hour last
night and then came back on and has been on ever
185:53:18 CC Okay, Frank. We'll see you next time around.
185:53:22 C How about a lift-off time on VT?
185:53:25 CC Roger.
185:53:31 CC In your time it would be 187:24:06.
185:53:38 C 187:24:06.
l85:53:Ul CC That's affirmative.
185:53:^2 C Thank you.
185:58:37 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM. We have a valid oral
temp. Standing by for your blood pressure.
185:58:55 CC Gemini VII, Canary Surgeon. Your cuff is full-scale.
185:59:0^ C Roger.
185:59:46 CC We have a valid blood pressure. Standing by ...
185:59:53 C Roger. MARK.
186:00:16 C You want the blood pressure?
186:00:18 CC Roger.
186:00:30 CC Cuff full-scale.
186:01:17 CC Blood pressure is valid. Canary Surgeon out.
186:02:30 CC VII, Canary.
186:02:32 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VTI.
186:02:33 CC Roger. Would you confirm your ACQ-AID circuit
breaker is open at this time?
186:02:39 C Stand by one. Let me check again.
186:02:51 C I must have turned off the rescue beacon. The
ACQ-AID beacon is now off.
186:02:55 CC Roger. Thank you.
186:3^:37 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
186: Zh: h2
How are you, Carnarvon? This is VII.
Oh, Roger. Would you place your T/M switch to the
REAL-TIME DELAY- TIME position?
Roger. T/M is on REAL-TIME DELAY-TIME.
Okay . Would you place your Tape Playback switch to
Tape Playback is on CONTINUOUS.
Roger. We're standing by for your Medical Data
Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We're ready
ior your oj_oocl pressure •
Understand, you want unis on tne Fllot, rlgntr
Pilot - affirmative .
We weren't told you were going to pick it up here
V_ 1 111 « 3 1 f T i
but we'll do it right now.
Blood pressure coming down.
Cuff is full-scale.
We have a valid blood pressure. Would you begin
your exercise on your Mark?
Blood pressure coming down.
Cuff is full-scale.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Will you place your
Tape Playback switch to the COMMAND position, please?
186:37:^2 CC T/M - T/M switch to COMMAND position.
186: 37:^8 C Roger.
186:37:59 C The second section looks like it's holding its own,
186:38:03 CC That's affirmative. We plan to leave it just as it
is for the time being. It looks real good.
l86:38:lU CC We have a valid blood pressure.
186:38:18 CC Gemini VTI, Carnarvon. Houston Surgeon requests us
to get a statement on your last meals. Would you
give us a readout on what you had for breakfast,
186:38:32 C This last meal, which we're just finishing up now,
is Day 7» Meal A.
186:38:1+1 CC Roger. Thank you. Do you have readily available
a reading on the water gun?
186:38:U5 P Roger. Stand by.
186:38:50 P 2887 on the dot.
186:38:52 CC Read 2887. Thank you. Gemini Surgeon out.
186:39:02 CC Gemini VTI, Carnarvon CAP COM. We'd like to have
you bring the Fuel Cell Hg pressure up to on-board
. reading of 500 psi.
186:39:12 C Up she comes.
186:39:1^ CC Roger. Also, at the present time they're working
on a power-up sequence for approximately 2 hours
after Gemini VI launch.
186:39:31 C Okay.
186:39:50 C Carnarvon, this is VTI.
186:39:52 CC Go ahead, VTI.
l86:39:5 1 + C Is your Surgeon down there from Georgia or Alabama?
186:39:59 CC Negative. He's from Australia - Southern Australia,
186:1+0:03 C That's it, then.
187 : lh:52 C Guaymas, Gemini VII.
l87:l l +:55 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas.
l87:l 1 +:57 C I was just wondering how everything's going.
l87:lU:59 CC Everything looks real good down here. We're showing
2-Charlie at 3-92 amps.
l87:15:0U C Roger. The two sections seem to he going closer
together to start the . . .
187:15:09 CC Roger.
187:15:10 C How's the launch going with VI?
187:15:12 CC Oh, VI is going along real well. They're still in
the 25 -minute hold.
187:15:18 C They've already had a 25-minute hold?
187:15:20 CC It's a built-in hold.
187:15:21 C Roger.
187:15:28 CC Houston said everything's progressing normally.
187:15:31 C Thank you.
187:16:02 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM. Need not acknowledge.
We have you GO on the ground and standing by.
I87:l6:,07 C Thank you.
187:17:29 CC Gemini VII, Texas. Houston reports the weather at
the Cape is GO for launch.
l87:17:3U C I know that. I just wanted to know how it's going
to he for our purpose, but they'll probably make
it known there.
187 : 18: 51 CC Gemini VII, Texas.
187: 18: 53 C Go ahead.
l87:l8:5U CC Roger. The weather at Cape is reported 5000
scattered, 10,000 overcast.
187:18:59 C That's Roger. We have it. Thank you.
187:25:18 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
187:25:21 P Roger. We saw Elliot.
187:25:23 CC Roger.
187:25:31 CC Everything's still okay, Frank. We'll let you
187:25:35 P Roger, Elliot, we were in perfect position, too.
187:25:^ CC Everything's still okay on the pad. We'll keep you
l87:25:W3 C Thank you.
187:26:05 CC Gemini VII, were you copying the air/ground on that?
187:26:10 C Roger.
187:26:11 CC Very good.
187:37:59 CC VII, Canary.
187:38:01 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VII.
187:38:03 CC Okay. We have a little bit of information for you.
It seems they had a program lockout at Cape and
also they lost a tail plug out of the launch
vehicle, which gave them the lift-off problem. As
things stand right now, looks like a 4-day recycle
time, which would make that about 8:43 AM, that's
Eastern Standard Time, your twelfth day.
187:38:29 C Roger. Did they actually get a light-off?
187:38:32 CC I don't believe so. Stand by.
187:38:46 CC They say they got an ignition and a hold-kill right
187:38:52 P Roger. This is VII, your friendly target vehicle,
187:38:55 CC Roger.
187:39:41 CC The word is to tell you we're still tracking you and
we're right back on Spacecraft VII.
187:39:^5 C Okay. First things first.
187:39:48 CC That's right.
187:39:54 C Have they got Tom and Wally out of there yet?
187:39:57 CC Say again.
187:39:58 C Have they got Tom and Wally out of the spacecraft
187:40:01 CC Negative. They're still in, but everything is safe.
187:40:04 C Okay. Thank you.
187:40:05 CC Roger.
187:40:09 C As you've probably guessed, we're venting an ECS
187:40:12 CC Roger.
187: 1*0: 1+3 CC VII, Canary.
187:1+0:1+1+ C Go ahead.
187: 1+0:1+5 CC Do you still have your heaters on the FUEL CELL
187: UO: 1+8 C Oh no. Negative. They're off. They've been off
for some time.
187:1+0:50 CC Okay. What's your reading up there?
187:1+0:53 C I read 530.
187:1+0:55 CC 530. Okay. Thank you.
187:1+1:21+ CC You can turn your Quantity Read switch off again.
187:1+1:27 CC Thank you.
187: 1+3: 05 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
l87:!+3:08 C Loud and. clear, Elliot.
187:1+3:11 CC Roger. Frank, we'd like to give you a flight plan
187:!+3:16 C Roger. Stand by.
l87:!+3:32 C Go.
187:1+3:31+ CC S-5: 188:55:22; Sequence 12; Mode 02; pitch 30 de-
grees down, yaw 3 degrees right. Stand by, Frank.
l87:M+:07 C Standing by.
l87:l+l+:53 CC Gemini VII, Houston,
l87*.l+l+:56 C Go ahead, Houston.
l87:l+l+:59 CC We'd like you to close the DCS circuit breaker, the
ACQ-AID circuit breaker, and the Real-Time T/M
Roger . Understand .
We'd like you to put - let me give you another flight
plan update item here. Time: 188:00:00; BIO MED
Recorder Number 1 on; off at 190:00:00. You copy?
That's all the flight plan update we'll give you at
this time. There's a possibility of MSC-4 or
S-8/D-13 at - on the next US pass - I think it is -
We'll keep you posted.
Tell Tom and Wally we will still be waiting the
twelfth day if they can make it.
Okay. Prank, it's the - it's two US passes from
now that we have a possible activity for you. We'll
be letting you know.
Give us Section 2 stack readout while we're at it.
Roger. Will do.
Section 2A is reading about 1 l/2 amps, 2B is read-
41117 P flnH rvtlT* ft* "t Pn H O— fliorl 1 a 4o y*ao/1^ ner ll
■LJig tj CLL1U. UUI ii J-CE1U, C~ OilO~L J-XC IB rCclUXllg *+ *
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead. Houston .
You can delete the S-5. We have weather.
Houston, VII calling.
CONFIDENTIAL 563 -
Go ahead, VII.
Gemini VII, Houston. Go ahead.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII.
Okay . We would like for you to read your . . ,
the following positions, please.
Adapter - C-Band Adapter switch to COMMAND.
C-Band Reentry switch to COMMAND.
Reentry to COMMAND.
Standby T/M switch off.
T/M switch to COMMAND
It's in COMMAND now.
DCS Power circuit breaker closed.
Real-Time Transmitter circuit breaker closed,
Say again, please.
Real-Time Transmitter circuit breaker closed
/~« /~\ II iri rv r~k. IT 1 A 1
It's already closed.
Delayed Time Transmitter circuit breaker closed.
It's also closed.
Standby Power circuit breaker closed.
Command Control circuit breaker closed.
188: 11: 3 1 *
ACQ- AID Beacon circuit breaker closed.
loo: 11: 41
C-Band Beacon circuit breaker closed.
And it's closed.
Roger. We have your T/M. You're looking good
here on the ground.
Carnarvon, Gemini VII. We had to go to A prop or
the primary loop at 187:56 because the Pilot was
getting warm in his suit.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. How was your temperature
. . . last night .
Repeat, VII. I did not copy.
They were very good last night. Very good.
Roger . Copy .
Carnarvon, Gemini VII. Have you heard whether
they're definitely going to try to recycle VT or
We don't know definitely. The only thing that I
heard was the transmission to you over Canary.
Okay. They're just standing by. They don't know
what they are going to do and they will keep you
advised when they can tell it.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We'd like to confirm the
Command Pilot has been exercising.
You read, Carnarvon?
Negative. I do not copy.
I'm in my exercise period right now.
Roger. Thank you.
188: kj: took shot from Magazine C at HQ ocean to
go while crossing Mexico. Shot 56 ... Magazine C,
Exposure 51 and Magazine C, Exposure 55, taken at
188:50 ... 189:00 ...
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Loud and clear.
We still don't have any definite word from the
Cape yet, VII. We're going to be extremely care-
ful with our fuel. Continue to be so and we're
going to give you some experiments today, but we
want you to be extremely stingy on the fuel. We
will try to minimize the fuel-using- type experi-
ments, but we will give you some which you can try
to pick up in drifting flight, or with very minimum
fuel usage. We're presently planning a MSC-1* on
the next revolution at White Sands. We'll be giving
you an update on that later.
We were wondering if you saw the ignition at the
Negative. The Cape was open when we went over it
and we were in fine position for photography, but
we never saw the ignition. We were waiting for the
Roger. Apparently it was on and off very quickly .
We'll be keeping you informed on that as soon as
we get some more.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Roger, Hawaii. This is VII.
Roger. We show you GO on the ground. Have a ques-
tion for you when you're ready.
Roger. We'd like to know if you had any moments
when the ECS 0 2 vented? And if you noted the time?
We - negative. We did not notice any particular
moments or gyration of spacecraft, and we did not
note the time.
Roger. Understand. Standing by.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. You need not acknow-
ledge. All systems look good on the ground. We'll
be standing by.
Roger, Guaymas. Thank you.
l88;50:2l+ CC Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM.
188:50:28 C Roger, Texas.
188:50:30 CC We've got you GO on the ground this time and
standing by. We'd like to have you do a normal fuel
cell purge at this time.
l88:50:UO C Roger. Normal purge coming through.
l88:5U:37 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM.
188:5h:40 C Go ahead.
188:54:41 CC They're in the process of raising the erector at the
Cape at this time.
188: 54: kj C Thank you.
188:54:53 C We noticed that that purge really raised 2A up.
188:55:22 C Purge complete.
188:55:27 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM.
188:55:30 C Go ahead.
188:55:31 CC I'd like to get a cryogenic quantity readout at
this time. Would you place your Readout switch to
the ECS 02 position?
l88:55:4l C Roger. ECS 0 2 «
188:55:55 C Let's see. Our pressure is -
188:56:06 CC Roger. Ready to go to FUEL CELL 0 2 ?
188:56:15 C FUEL CELL 0 2 .
188:56:31 CC FUEL CELL Hg.
188:56:33 C Roger.
188:56:48 CC Roger. You can place the Quantity Readout switch to
the OFF position, and we're standing by.
188:57:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
188:57:05 P Go ahead, Houston.
188:57:06 CC Have flight plan update when you're ready to copy.
188:57:24 P Go ahead, Houston.
188:57:27 CC MSC-k: 190:27:00; Sequence 01; Mode 01; pitch 26
degrees down, yaw 34 degrees left. On this one, we
want you to min imi ze your fuel if you don't acquire
them, then give it up. We're trying to minimize
fuel and this is a White Sands pass. However, it is
a very good White Sands pass. It'll be about the
closest one we've had and the weather there is clear,
188:58:11 C Roger. Understand. ...
188: 58:l6 CC Supposedly, they have and they're ready to go.
188:58:19 C Thank you.
188:58:21 CC Okay. Next item: 190:1*0:00, exercise. 190:50:00 -
you have a Tx coming up. Do you copy, VII?
188:58:41 P Roger. T x coming up. Haven't received it yet.
188:58:44 CC Okay. Eat period, MSC-2 and 3, 190:50:00. Sequence
02; same time as the start of eat period. Apollo:
192:12:06; Sequence 70; Mode 01. Time: 193:23:00;
crew status report on the Command Pilot at Hawaii.
Do you copy?
188:59:26 P Roger.
188:59:29 CC Did you ever get the T x ?
188:59:31 P Negative.
188:59:33 CC About 30 seconds more. Continuing with the flight
plan update: 193:35:00: purge fuel cells at
Guaymas. 193:56:00: crew status report on the
Pilot at RKV. T x transmitted. Do you receive?
189:00:03 P Roger. Got it.
189:00:05 CC Okay. 194:41:00: flight plan report at CSQ.
194:59:00: FLA update at Hawaii. 196:17:00: fuel
cell purge CSQ and BIO -MED Recorder Number 2
CONTINUOUS. Do you copy?
189:00:46 P Roger. I copy.
189:00:52 C Elliot, I'd like to ask a question.
189:00:55 CC Go ahead.
189:00:58 C Three guesses.
189:00:59 CC Go ahead.
189:01:02 C Since we're going to he drifting a lot, we'd like
to go ahead and take more targets of opportunity -
photographs, because it's almost impossible to pro-
gram anything now and we've got a lot of film we
haven't used yet.
189:01:13 CC Roger. We intend to give you a lot of different
kinds of assignments that you might be able to
pick up in drifting flight, and feel free to pick
any of them up in drifting flight that you can.
189:01:30 C Okay. What I say - that if we see anything inter-
esting down here, I propose we go ahead and take
some pictures of it. We've been briefed by the
weather and the terrain people because if we're
drifting, you just can't program anything early.
189:01: hk CC Roger. I'm observing the White Room. They have
the erector up; they have the White Room up and
they *re presently taking Wally and Tom out of the
189:01:59 C Very good.
189:02:17 CC Jim, are you keeping up on the water drink now? We
want you to keep drinking the water.
189:02:24 P Roger. Since I've had the suit on, my water con-
sumption has gone up.
189:02:28 CC Roger.
189:02:31 P Any decision yet?
189:02:1*3 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you understand that you
are free to take pictures of those targets of
opportunity in drifting flight, as you requested?
189: 02 :54 P Roger. We understand that.
189:02:56 CC Roger.
189:03:25 CC Gemini VII, we have nothing new to report to you on
the VI problem. We'll keep you posted just as soon
as we find anything more.
189:03:34 C Right. Looks like our fuel cells are pretty good.
Both 2A, 2B and 2C are back to normal.
189:03:42 CC Roger. We're watching it and we're learning with
everything we do.
189:04:10 CC Wally and Tom are out of the White Room now. They're
in the elevator and getting ready to go down.
189:04:16 C Roger. Understand. ...
189:04:38 CC They'll be back.
189:04:48 C Elliot, ...
189:04:57 CC I understand your comment was regarding the suit,
Prank. Is that correct?
189:05:04 C Roger. I would like to get Jim out of the suit
also, until Guaymas.
189:05:07 CC Roger. We're working on that full-speed.
189:05:11 C Take your time.
189: 07: 08 CC See you next time around, VII.
189:07:48 CC Gemini VII, Houston Flight.
189:14:02 C 189:13:57: a picture of a cloud formation. I don't
know if it's of a contrail or ship. It's maybe the
kind that we're looking for ...
189:15:08 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
189:15:10 C Roger, Houston. Loud and clear.
189:15:1^ CC Roger. We presume that Wally and Tom were unhappy
with your orbit. They're waiting on a l6l circular.
189:15:2U C Okay. ...
189: 15: 3k CC I beg your pardon.
189:15:36 C They will program our ...
189:15:41 CC Roger. Would you like your present orbit?
189:15: U5 C We'd like what?
l89:15:U7 CC Would like to know what your present orbit is?
189:16:03 CC Gemini VII, have we given you your present orbit?
189:16:08 C Please give us our present orbit.
189:16:13 CC Roger. It is 161.5 circular.
189:16:18 C Roger. That is a little far off for Wally and Tom,
I agree. In three or four days they should be down
189:16:25 CC Very good. We'll give them your message.
189:17:06 C It's 189:03:57: a picture; looks like a shoal of a
reef ... long ... of the Atlantic.
189:17:18 P ... ASA 500, Rev 8, excuse me - used S0217 ... might
have been thunderstorm activity and the exposure was
• • *
189:30:17 P 126; time was 189:30.
l89:U6:06 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. You're looking good here on
the ground. We're standing by.
Roger, Carnarvon. So are we.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We just noticed you switched
your Primary Pump B on. Were you getting cool?
We just want to get a little activity, and since
we're not warm we thought we'd try to go back to B.
Roger. I understand.
190 hours. Have all lights out in the cockpit.
. . . and the stars at ... that reflects through the
window and my window's particularly dirty from ...
boosting or during our urine dumps. Verbally,
though, we do have good results . . . Prank and I
would agree we cannot see any more stars up at
10061 orbit than an airplane 35 to 1+5 thousand, so
there are now a thousand more stars showing that we
never saw before Rev 8. Southern heading down at
Yucatan, looking straight down to Central America.
Pretty cloud cover. Looking down to land on both
sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii.
Roger, VII. We show you GO here. And we are
Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Do you read?
Loud and clear, Houston.
Roger. We're standing by for your MSC-k pass.
We'd like to add to that, go to the Talk Mode if you
get extremely good acquisition.
We will, thank you.
Keep us posted on your pass. We have a message for
you as soon as you've completed that.
190:22:31 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
190:22:33 P Go ahead, Houston.
190:22:35 CC The laser site is marked the same way as the last
time you tried it. We have two grey smoke pots,
which are 10 miles north the laser site. The smoke
pots are 30 miles apart, east and west of each other.
The weather report there is clear and wind calm. Do
190:23:00 P Roger.
190:26:23 C We have White Sands in sight now, Elliot. The Rio
Grande stands out real clear today.
190:26:29 CC Say again, VTI.
190:26:31 C We have White Sands in sight now, Elliot - coming
up on it - and Rio Grande stands out very clear to-
190:26:36 CC Roger.
190:26:^7 C We can even see my old home town of Tucson, Arizona,
190:26:50 CC Very good. Roger. Tucson.
190:27:00 C Jim's got the telescope on it now. We've got a very
good picture of the site and we still don't have the
190:27:05 CC Roger.
190:27:57 C We're going on by. I've had two blinks on the laser,
Elliot, but it's not coming in loud and clear.
190:28:0U CC Roger. Understand you saw two pulses from the
ground station and that was all.
190:28:10 C Right. We're still going by, though, as a matter
of fact we're approaching the approach now.
190:28:16 CC Roger.
190:28:51 C ... no luck, Elliot.
190:28:55 CC Roger. We copy. Have you completed your tenth?
190:29:01 C Please keep talking if you can. Jim's still gazing
down there, transmitting.
190:29:07 CC Roger.
190:29:12 CC You say he is trying to transmit, or he's just using
the 100-pulse beam?
190:29:17 C No. He used the 100-pulse beam while it's closest
approach, but he unfortunately didn't have ... of
lasers. I saw it twice.
190:29:28 CC Roger. You saw two pulses and that's all?
190:29:32 C That's affirmative.
190:29:31* CC And you say he never actually saw the beam for sure?
190:29:38 C That's right.
190:29:40 CC Roger.
190:29:^9 CC We have a flight plan update for you when you are
ready to copy, and you're finished with your track-
190:30:21 C Go ahead, Elliot.
190:30:22 CC Okay. You've got a T x coming up here pretty soom,
190:30:26 C Thank you.
190:30:29 CC A fligb* plan update: Apollo, 192:12:06: Sequence 70;
Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 13 degrees left.
MSC-2 and 3: Time, 206:1+2:00; off; the MSC-2 and 3
off. Time, 206:^2:00: fuel cell purge at Antigua
and the same time BIO MED Recorder Number 2 off.
Do you copy?
190:31:36 C Roger.
190:31:56 P Houston, VII.
190:32:01 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII.
190:32:04 P You might inform the experimenters on MSC-4 that
the green filter for daylight acquisition is about
completely useless, because it's impossible to
recognize any of the terrain around the light.
190:32:21 CC Roger. Understand the green filter blocks out or
filters so much it causes you to lose terrain de-
finition around the light, trying to locate the
190:32:32 P Affirmative. It might be good at night, but not
190:32:37 CC Roger, VII. We'll work on that. We may be able
to operate without it.
190:32:57 P Any other news, Elliot?
190:33:00 CC Roger. I've got that for you now, if you're ready.
The news is imminent. Would you like some local
190:33:15 C I was talking about on VI. Any word on that?
190:33:19 CC Kb, really nothing further. We were watching the
press conference here a minute ago and they have
not set a definite time on the recycle, that I
could hear. I was - they're estimating an announce-
ment about 4 or 5 o'clock this afternoon as to the
190:33:44 C Roger.
190:33:45 CC It appears that it was strictly a faulty indication.
An electrical plug dropped out or fell out at the
bottom, starting a lift-off sequence, but we had
actually not lifted off yet, and that caused the
whole kill. So it's just a question now of a re-
190:34:08 C Roger.
190:34:29 C What else is new, Elliot?
190:34:32 CC I've got some new, regular news here for you here if
Mr. Haney's News Service says there* s mostly sports
and Gemini news in the papers this morning. Texas
A & M has been put on probation for some of its
athletic practices, and he adds that's not just
another Aggie joke. Oklahoma University has offered
Daryl Royal the head coaching job there and he says
he's willing to talk about it.
Think you're pretty well up on the Gemini news.
Roger. Thank you.
Would you read little Orphan Annie to Frank. He
Roger. ... that she's in the bottom of the falls
in a barrel.
And nobody's ever gone over that falls in a barrel
and lived before.
Frank's really worried.
Tell him the Flight Director's worried about it,
too. We'll keep him informed.
Gemini VII, Houston. You can turn it on HF now,
if you're interested.
Elliot, how do your fuel cells . . . fuel cells are
Looking very good at the present time. We're
learning something every day on them.
I'm sure you are too.
For information, window problem hasn't been solved
yet. We still have deposits in our windows and
we're not too sure whether it was caused during
the SECO, or staging) or causea oy une urine uump
on my side, or whether its on the inside of the
outer pane .
noger • unoersoanct xnis is on uvuu winuuwa ^ ui ^u.*
marily on your window?
190 i 38: 52
I believe I have a heavier coating, although Frank
has 80me . XT> xOOKS ilK.e xinic grease spuoa wiwi
greasy little spots in it.
Roger. Understand. It looks like grease spots.
You probably hit a few bugs.
jixgnu SSLyo UX1CJ ilUASb we a. J- A Cllita ■
Roger, That - -
Elliot, we can pick up white sand dunes from over
the coast of lower California.
Might be interested - Dr. Semens issued a special
statement this morning commenting on the Gemini VII/
Vt mission, reflecting favorably on the planning of
it and the contingency operations, and specifically
citing Wally and Tom for their correct analysis and
cool, planning under the circumstances there - not
ejecting at the whole-kill.
Right. That was good work.
I hope they can recycle it.
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190:UO:55 CC So do we. We're all waiting on that.
190:51:51 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
190:51:56 CC I have a brief flight plan update for you, if you're
ready to copy.
190:52:06 P Stand by one.
190:52:16 P Go ahead.
190:52:19 CC Node 191:3^:^5; Rev 120; lk0.6 degrees east; right
ascension 9:52:21. Do you copy?
190:52:U6 P This is VTI. Mot all of it. Understand Node
191: 30:^5; Rev 120; 140.6 degrees east. And what
is the right ascension, please?
190:53:00 CC Roger. Right ascension 9:52:21 and your time was
incorrect. It is 191:3^:^5. Do you copy?
190:53:16 P Roger. The time is 191: 3k: *+5 and I have the right
190:53:26 CC Roger, VTI.
190: 5k:k6 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. Do you still read
190:5^:51 P Roger, Houston.
190:5^:53 CC Roger. Sorry to disturb your lunch, but we have a
message here we think you'd be interested in.
190:55:02 P Roger. Go ahead.
190:55:07 CC We're coming up on special time here. About 5 sec-
onds - MARK, you have just exceeded the world's
manned space flight endurance record and, by sheer
coincidence, we are pleased to inform you that you
are cleared to go to whatever suit configuration
you would like. Keep us informed.
190:55:33 C Hallelujah! Thank you very much. You're all doing
Roger. We copy.
Are you out of that suit yet, Jim?
I've got one leg to go.
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Loud and clear, Elliot. Go ahead.
Could we ask you what the present suit configuration
We're still in the same configuration. Jim will ...
Roger. We have an option here on the HF. We can
put the Green Bay-Baltimore game on if you think
you would prefer that to the music. What's your
opinion on that?
Okay. Let's try the Green Bay-Baltimore game. I
think that would be great J
Let's try the football game, please.
Roger. We'll give it a try. It's about a half an
hour yet before it will start, but when it comes
in we'll put it on.
Thank you, Elliot.
Gemini VTI, Carnarvon. You look real good here on
Roger, Carnarvon. Jim will be removing his suit at
191:22;5U CC Roger. Copy.
191:^7:36 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. We have nothing further
for you. We'll be standing by.
191:^7; UO C How's the weather down there in Hawaii?
191: ^7: ^2 CC Real fine today. Beautiful.
191:^7:^ C I wonder if we can get an MSC pass later on today?
191 :*+7: 50 CC Well, we went through that a little bit earlier,
but we'll have to stand by. Hang loose here.
191:1+7:52 C Okay. We'd sure like to.
191: V7: 55 CC Copy all that?
191:1+8:02 C Hawaii, for your information, Jim is now out of his
suit. He's in suit's -off configuration.
191:U8:U CC Roger.
191:1*8:57 CC Do you copy in HF up there?
191:U9:06 C There's been a lot of static today for some time.
I just turned in on.
191:^9:09 CC Okay. It's 7 to 3, Green Bay, at the end of the
191:^9:12 C Very good.
191:^9:19 CC That is in the first quarter.
191:^9:23 CC Maybe It'll get better if you're closer to States.
191:51:12 CC VII, does your pilot there like water?
191:51:17 C Roger. He's drinking it.
191:51:18 CC He better keep drinking it, because if he doesn't
get some into M« by the time he gets to the States,
he's going to have the Flight Surgeon on his back.
191:51:2U C Okay. We'll put some more into him right now.
191:51:27 CC Roger.
191:52:39 CC Gemini VII, Houston -
191:52:58 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
191:53:01 C Loud and clear, Houston.
191:53:02 CC Right. Did you acquire the laser site on that pass?
191:53:06 C No, we're just drifting.
191:53:08 CC Okay. It doesn't look like you have a path that
will take you much closer than that till in your
sleep cycle, except perhaps the 122nd and we'll
look into at least scheduling one for you just to
look at.it, and see if you can acquire the beam
and perhaps not use any fuel.
191:53:21* C Fine, thank you.
191:53:25 CC Okay.
191:59:22 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything looks good
here on the ground.
191:59:27 C Roger.
191:59:29 CC And by the way, it's now Green Bay ih to 3.
191:59:32 C Excellent!
Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM.
Go ahead, Texas.
Sending you a Tj(.
Roger. Got it.
You're GO on the ground. We'll be standing by.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
You receiving the HP okay?
Coming in a little garbled but okay.
You want to keep that going, or do you want to ,
back to the other?
We'll keep it.
192:03:14 CC Okay. Stand by for the Surgeon.
192:03:19 CC Jim, we're interested in checking on this lead and
it looks like you've got a very good sternal here.
Did you replace the sensor already?
192:03:28 P No, I think that probably happened when I was
struggling out of the suit.
192:03:32 CC Well, gee, you - it looks very, very good right
now, so let's leave it alone for a while, and see
what happens. If it deteriorates again, what we
would like for you to do is just remove the tape
and clean the sensor out, and start all over with
new tape and new Stoma Seal tape, and then the new
tape over it so we'll start off fresh. It should
be that lower sensor, Jim.
192:04:01 P Roger, the lower front sensor. Will do.
192:04:04 CC Bat if the lead looks fine, and your water intake is
way down, Jim, we'd like for you to keep at it.
And are you having any thirst at all? Do you feel
that you ought to be taking more water?
192:04:17 P Mo, I'm perfectly happy with the water intake. Of
course I've just taken about 13 or 14 ounces here
in the last hour.
192:04:25 CC Roger. Okay. Let's keep at it and we'll keep an
eye on it and keep you posted.
192:04:35 P Oh, about 550 something now, I think.
192:04:38 CC Very good.
192:04:51 CC Are you a little more comfortable now?
192:04:54 P Much better. This is really great!
192:05:05 C If you happen to see Joe Shea around playing tennis
anywhere, you might as well tell him this is the
only way to fly.
192:05:11 CC Roger. We copy that, Gemini VII. Think we got l4
days made this way, right?
192:05:18 C In the box. As long as you all don't get too tired.
192:05:26 CC We'll try and hold up. You just do the same.
192:05:31 P We have the RED and WHITE team up here.
192:05:32 CC Well, we're all BLUE down here. Many days like
this one, we're going to get tired.
192:05:44 C Let us know about the recycle as soon as you hear,
won't you please, Chris?
192:05:49 CC Roger. They're talking Wednesday at the moment,
but nothing final yet.
192:05:53 C Very good.
192:09:03 C Time 192:09: - Okay. We just took several photo-
graphs starting at 192:12:00, ending at 192:12:56.
Apollo Landmark 70 and also some from 5. These
were for Apollo Landmark for S-5. They contained
Magazine E - Exposures 1, or about 5, to 16. Un-
fortunately, about five of those were taken without
the IR filter. The first series also ... Magazine
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
192:22:38 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. We have nothing for you
this pass. We're standing by.
192:22:43 P This is VII, Roger. We're having one of the best
trips here of all. We've followed the South
America all the way down.
192:22:50 CC You got a good view?
192:22:52 C It's an outstanding view!
192:24:08 P RKV, VII.
192:24:11 CC Go ahead, VII.
192:24:13 P What's your closest port that you're anchored to?
192:24:17 CC Would be Rio. We're 35 miles off the coast and I
guess 150 miles north of Rio.
192:24:24 P Roger. Thank you.
192:24:37 CC That's 350 miles north of Rio.
192:24:51 CC You should be able to see a river south of us.
192:24:58 P Roger. We'll get you the next pass.
192:25:01 CC Roger.
192:45:20 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
192:45:27 P This is VII. Read you loud and clear, Houston.
192:45:30 CC Tremendous communications! We nave the word that
they're going to attempt to launch VI in 3 days,
and if they don't make it then, of course, they will
just go the next day. The launch time on the third
day, which will be Wednesday, is 8:37 Eastern Standard
192:45:54 P Roger. We'll wish with him for all the success in
the world on the Gemini VI. ... we'll be standing
192:46:03 CC Roger. And from now until then we're planning a
level of experiments for about 3.4 pounds pro-
pellent per day versus an average of about 6 pounds
that we had been scheduling for you.
192:46:25 P Understand.
192:46:26 CC And we will make every attempt to schedule as many
of the minimum fuel-user-type passes as we can.
192:46:36 P We'll be very conservative on our fuel.
192- 46* 39 CC Roger. And we have a progress report on the foot-
ball game. It's San Diego 7, Houston nothing.
192:46:51 P Oh! oh! Frank's crying over here.
192:46:54 CC Roger.
192:47:02 CC Are you receiving the HF all right down there?
192:47:08 P We lost just a moment ago, so we turned it off.
We're going to give it a try right now.
192:47:13 CC Roger. They're going to start trying to send it
out of California on your Pacific pass, so you may
get it a little better from now on.
192:47:28 P Very good.
192:48:12 C Elliot, are you still reading?
192:48:14 CC Roger.
192:48:18 C Boy, the HP is great here!
192:1*8:21 CC The HF?
192:48:26 CC Say again, Gemini VII.
192:52:02 P Comment : Certainly the urine Bio-measuring ... it
would be highly desirable to replace the cuffs
192:57:07 P Lovell dumping urine at 192:57- Stand by.
192:58:37 C Borman dumping urine at 192:5...
193:00:21 C Dump completed.
193:00:23 P ... Borman ...
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
193:10:27 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. We have you GO on all the
systems. We have nothing to pass to you. Standing
193:10:36 C Thank you, CSQ. See you later on tonight.
193:10:43 CC Roger.
193:12:04 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. We*re reading HF out of California
at this time. Do you copy HF?
193:12:14 C Roger.
193:23:41 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
193:23:45 P This is VII. Go ahead.
193:23:47 CC Roger. We have a good temperature. Standing by
for your blood pressure.
193 : 23 i 57 P Roger. Coming down shortly.
193:2^:03 P Soger. Coming down, Charlie.
193 :2k: 12 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
193:25:1^ CC We nave a good blood pressure. Standing by for
193:25:22 c MARK.
193:25 :M+ C Blood pressure.
193:25:53 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
193:26:52 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
your food and water report.
193:26:57 P Roger. Coming down. The Pilot to date has had
560 ounces of water. Column 5 is 20; Column 6,
3. The last meal was Day 11, Meal B. Did not
eat the apricot cubes. The Command Pilot has had
651 ounces of water, same meal. Ate every bit.
Column 5, 21; Column 6, 5.
193:27:50 CC Roger, Gemini VTI.
193:27:56 CC We have nothing further for you at this time. We're
193:27:59 P Roger.
193: 3^5 CC Gemini VTI, Guaymas CAP COM.
193:3^9 P This is VTI. Go ahead.
193:3*1:51 CC Roger. All systems are GO on the ground. We'd
like - we're ready for you to start your fuel cell
193:3^:57 P Roger. Purge coming up.
193:39:38 P Purge complete, Guaymas.
193:39:**0 CC Roger. We're ready for your quantity read. Would
you place in the ECS O2 position?
193:!+0:11 CC FUEL CELL Og.
193:^0:36 CC FUEL CELL Hg.
193:!+1:07 CC Okay. Replace to the OFF position. Everything is
still looking good here. We have nothing else for
193:^1:17 C What happened to the HF, Ouaymas? Do you know?
193 : 1+1 : 19 CC Negative .
193:41:22 C Okay. Thank you.
193:^1:58 CC Gemini VIZ, Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM.
193:^2:05 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM.
193:1+2:21+ CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
193:1+2:27 C Go ahead Gene, Houston. This is Gemini VII.
193:^2:30 CC Okay, Frank. The hall game may have been interrupted
slightly. We went from California transmitter to
193:^2:1+8 C What's new, Houston? Anything?
193:^2:56 C Houston, Gemini VII.
193:^2:59 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Reading you loud and clear now.
We have nothing new right now. We 're still looking
forward to Wednesday.
193:!+3:03 C Okay.
193:^3:05 C So are we.
193:^3:07 CC I think there's two other guys who are, too.
193:^3:10 C As a matter of fact, we*re all looking forward to
193: 59: Uo
CC You getting itchy?
CC Gemini VII, Houston. Are you receiving your HP now
from the Cape?
C Roger. Very good.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM, We copy your oral temp.
We're standing by for blood pressure.
C Coming down with blood pressure.
CC You didn't get full-scale, Gemini.
CC There you go.' Pump is just a little bit high, up
there. Real fine. We have it.
CC Gemini, ... Surgeon. We've got a good blood pres-
sure. Standing by for your exercise.
C MARK. Our exercise.
CC We've got a good blood pressure, Gemini. Has there
been any change in your food and water report since
C Negative .
CC Thank you . Surgeon out .
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. We have you 00 on telemetry.
Standing by for your flight plan report.
19 I *: 1 H:39
... Gemini VII ... 553 flight plan ...
... 17 and 500 . . .
Pilot now 5, Command Pilot, 25; ... Pilot, 3; ...
One eight, Pilot, 560; Command Pilot, 65h
Roger, Gemini. Would you give me the first item?
"Die first item you reported.
20 magazine plus 10 exposures of S0217 AF6k.
1 Oil* li?>« lift
uKay . iou niu so nave cropped oux tnen • l pic&ed
you up at 13 exposures of color-shifted IR. Any
a. uciua yr±.wir uu oiui l# w± ^ne cACcpbion oi une one
you just repeated, I have not received.
Roger. The - that was - you received it all be-
cause the IR would be the second item.
. . . Gemini . Tell them at Houston that we have run
a cabin tenmerature survev sinpp vp'vp h^mt wH+hmt+
suits, and conditions are the same as they've been
for the whole flight.
We have nothing else. We're standing by.
Roger . All ...
Gemini VII. Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii.
How are you doing? We're showing you GO down here.
Will you say again, please, Hawaii?
How are you doing up there?
Okay. We're showing you 00 down here. I've got a
landing area update. Let me know when you're ready
Roger. Ready. Go ahead, please.
Okay. Area 125-3 199:05:27; 126-Bravo: 200:42:01;
127-Bravo: 202:30:19*. 128-2: 203:14:37; 129-2:
204:48:31; 130-2: 206:24:34; 131-1: 207:53:25; 132-1:
209:28:41. The RET at 400K at all these landing
areas is 21 plus 40.
Roger, Hawaii. Thank you.
Okay. The weather ia good in all areas except 131-1*
That one is marginal.
And there'll he a UHF 6 pass at the RKV and also at
the CSQ on Rev 123.
Okay. If you need anything else, we'll be standing
Photograph at f5.6» J/ 2 5> at 195:29:30, and zero of
wave clouds over the Andes near Volivia. That was
Magazine C, Exposure 59*
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
Good evening, RKV.
Roger. All systems are 00.
I have an over status for you when - whenever you're
195: 3!+: 12
P Roger. We're - we're ready.
CC Okay. You have k7 pounds of fueling remaining.
This is essentially 26.5 percent actual and your
gages read 2k percent. We've seen essentially no
usage of fuel the last 2k hours. We're planning to
use a total of approximately 3 pounds of fuel per
day between now and GT-VT lift-off. This will leave
you the necessary reserve for contingencies.
CC On the ECS 0 2 status, as a result of the open -cir-
cuiting of Section 2 last night, the section came
back strong. We believe it was because the water
in the cell had time to fuse out. The ECS 0 2 vented
last night. It's predicted it will probably happen
tonight again when metabolic consumption decreases.
We'd like to leave the Quantity Read switch in ECS
0 2 tonight in order to calculate vent rate, to
evaluate the heat rate on the bottle.
C Roger. What's the diagnosis for the fuel cell now
that the water's out of it? Do you think it's
going to load up again?
CC It's hard to tell right now, but it looks real good -
at least on the curve we've been running.
C Yes, I'm still worried why we have the Delta-P
light. I guess nobody really knows down there.
CC That's a 100-dollar question.
CC All your Cryo quantities look good for the 15-day -
C Thank you.
CC Your bedtime cryogenic rules for tonight will be
ECS 0 2 Heater switch OFF; your Fuel Cell 0 2 switch
to AUTO and your Fuel Cell H 2 - we 'd like you to
pump it up to 510 psi; and your minimum for tonight
will be kk5. We'd like you to leave the Fuel Cell
H 2 Heater off.
195:34:47 CC Okay. We'll update you on the status of the GT-VI
launch over CSQ this revolution.
195:3^:51 C Thank you.
195:34:53 CC I've got some ball scores for you.
195:34:55 C Hey, it sounds interesting!
195:3^:57 CC In the third quarter LA 28, the Browns 7; Green Bay
42 and Baltimore 27 J that's a final score.
195:35:08 ■ P Sounds interesting. "
195:35:13 CC We didn't tell you last night, but the two previous
nights we had a visual on you: over RKV. Had a real
good look at you.
195:35:21 C With the naked eye or a telescope?
195:35:24 CC The naked eye. We had about 10 or 15 troops up
195:35:27 P So what do we look like?
195:35:32 CC You're the fastest star we've ever seen.
195: 35:3*1 P (Laugh) Okay.
195:35:38 CC Okay. Before we lose you, I would also like to con-
gratulate you, both of you, for all the Plight Con-
trols around the world on the way you guys are
flying this mission. You're making our job real
Our pleasure, believe us.
Houston will be giving you a call over Tananarive.
Okay, RKV. We'll be seeing you tonight.
Did you look at us on your last pass?
Couldn't find you*
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195:36:39 C I've got an admiral on -board, too, and even he
couldn't find you*
195:36:43 CC We don't have a wake, that's the problem probably.
195:36:46 C Right.
195:53:26 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
195:53:34 C Houston, this is Gemini VII. Go ahead.
195:53:37 CC Roger, Frank. We'd like to clarify a couple of
items on the flight plan report. Did you accomplish
all the items that were updated today, all experi-
195:53:45 C Yes, everything that was updated except the ones
you already know about, like the laser.
195:53:51 CC Roger. But you did - you did attempt everything
that was updated, is that correct?
195:54:01 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I understand that you did
attempt everything that was updated today.
195:54:07 C That's Roger.
195:54:08 CC Okay. And can you give us an estimate on your
D-4/D-7 tape remaining?
195:54:09 C Stand by.
195:54:30 C 7.
195:54:33 CC Say again, Gemini.
195?54:35 C We have 7 minutes and 40 seconds left.
195:54:39 CC Roger. Have 7 plus 40. I've got a node update
if you're ready to copy.
195:54:49 C We used 30 seconds today waiting for GT-VI.
195:54:53 CC Roger. Understand you used 30 seconds for GT-VI.
195: 51+ ; 58 CC Gemini VII, I've got a node update when you*re
ready to copy.
195:55:02 C Roger. Actually that was yesterday when we tried
to look for that Sequence 430.
195:55:12 C Didn't use it for VI.
195:55:14 CC Roger. Understand.
195:55:20 P Go ahead, Houston.
195:55:22 CC Okay. Node at 199:06:06: Rev 125; 25.3 degrees
east; right ascension 09:43:39.
195:55:51 P Houston, this is VII. We didn't get all that.
Could you give us the longitude and the latitude
195:55:57 CC Okay, the longitude is 25.3 degrees east. 25*3
195:56:06 P Roger. And the right ascension?
195:56:07 CC Roger. Right ascension is 09:43:39*
195:56:14 P Roger. We copy.
195:56:15 CC Okay. And we have someone here who want to say a
few words to you.
195:56:23 CC Say, Big Shortie and Prisbee, this is Short Biggie.
I want to offer you my sincerest congratulations.
I can't think of two guys I'd rather see the re-
cord go to, and for Frisbee - everything okay at
home. The Prime Driver's standing by.
195:56:1*0 P Thank you ... Pete. Just stand by and listen in
case anything happens,
195:56:46 CC Everything's fine on the home front.
195:56:49 P We'll see you, Pete.
195:56:50 CC Roger. Have a good flight for the rest of the trip.
195:56:5^ P Roger.
195:57:03 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM. Can you give
us an account on what you actually saw during the
attempted QT-VT launch?
195:57:16 P Houston, could you say that one more time, please?
195:57:20 CC Roger. Can you again give us a short account of
what you saw during the GT-VT attempted launch?
195:57:30 P Roger. We went right over the Cape area. Inside
the Cape area we saw actually no ignition or fly-by
or anything. We were Just photographing with the
l6mm and the 70mm, the Cape area at this stage
of the launch after the countdown and the read.
195:57:51 CC Roger, Jim.
195:57:55 P We were also performing D-lf and D-7 at that time.
195:58:15 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston.
195:58:18 P Go ahead, Houston.
195:58:22 CC Roger. The Surgeon advises that your sternal lead,
Jim, is still a little bit noisy and if you get a
chance, you might take a look at it,
195:58:31 P Roger. I'll look at it.
195:58:33 CC And have you been receiving the LA-Cleveland game
195:58:38 C Roger.
195:58:39 CC Okay.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
196:16:38 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM, We're standing by for
196: 16: C Roger, CSQ. We're going through.
196:17:52 CC Gemini VII, I would like to get an on-board readout
on you - propulsion quantity* propellant quantity
and OAMS source pressure.
196:18:00 P Roger. Coming up.
196:18:05 C Propellant quantity reads about 23 percent. The
OAMS source pressure is 1300 psi.
196:18:12 CC Say again pressure.
196:18:15 C 13 high, 1300 psi.
196:18:18 CC Roger. I copy.
196:18:24 CC We don't have any further information on Spacecraft
VI launch. We'll advise you tomorrow after your
196:18:33 CC Okay.
196:18:35 C How far out in the water are you, CSQ?
196:18:38 CC We're about halfway between Okinawa and Manila.
196:18: h2 C Fine. You got any rough seas out there?
196:18: CC Oh, you bet. There's a storm over us, I suppose.
We're in rain squalls now.
196:18:50 C No, it's very cloudy.
196:18:53 C ...
196:18:59 CC Yes, we've had some.
196:19:03 P Just wait until you get to Hong Kong. Good liberty,
196:19:07 CC Yes, we'd like to.
196:19:09 CC Maybe you could talk to Flight about that.
196:19:23 CC We're going to try to rush back for Christmas.
196:19:26 C Roger.
196:19:29 C Were you able to get reservations, Smiley?
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196:19:31 CC Yes, we've got confirmed reservations all the way
196:19:35 C Good show!
196:20:07 P Standby ...
196:20:12 P ... But can you imagine?
196:20:2*+ C Thank you, Jim. Three meals in a row we've had
fruit. For three meals in a row we've had apricots
196:20:37 CC Flight advises that you requested the "Rambling
Rose" earlier. It's on HF now. Do you copy it?
196:20:^3 C It's running now.
196:22:14 CC Gemini VII, we'd like to remind you to leave your
Quantity Read switch in the ECS 02 position for the
196:22:21 P Well, I just put the hydrogen up to 510; I'll switch
"Rambling Rose" is N0-0O.
NO JOY. I copy.
I'll request that Flight give you a replay.
Thank you, Dick.
196:0: took several shots of the Hawaiian Island
Gemini VII, San Diego beat the Oilers 37 to 26.
There's no joy in Mudville tonight.
A bad note for your sleep period.
Wait till next year!
196:23:47 CC Roger to that.
196:23:53 CC We're approaching LOS. We'll say goodnight and
we'll be talking to you tomorrow.
196:23:57 P Okay. Pine and dandy.
196:35:12 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
196: 35:1** C Go ahead.
196:35:15 CC Roger. I have a quick change to a FLA when you are
ready to copy.
196:35:23 C Go ahead, Hawaii.
196:35:25 CC Roger. Area 128-2: Time 203:15:11. Did you copy?
196:35:39 C Roger. We copy.
196:35:41 CC Roger. We have nothing further for you. We're
196:35:1*8 C Thank you.
196:38:29 C Hawaii, Gemini VII.
196:38:36 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
1; »6:38:38 C Man, we're right over you now! You're loud and
196:38:47 C We can see your little - your little camp up there
on the hill.
196:38:51 CC Roger. It's been clearing up this afternoon a
196:38:56 C Well, there are some clouds but the ... looks like
it's pretty good.
196:39:00 CC Say again.
196:39:02 C I say there are some clouds over the middle of the
island, hut your end of it looks like it's pretty
196:39:07 CC This is the way it has heen for quite a while here.
What does it look like on the south end?
196:39:18 C South end doesn't look too good. The middle has
just got a layer of high stratus clouds.
196:39:24 CC That's where we live.
196:39:26 C We're going right down the chain now.
196:40:13 CC Are you receiving your "Rambling Rose" at this
196:40:25 C I don't know what it is. The HP was great when the
football game was on and now it is just sort of
cutting out on us.
196:40:55 P Magazine C ... 250. Exposures 66 and 67.
196:41:07 C 66 and 67.
196:41:17 P I mean 6l and 6 - 6l and 62. We've got to change
the film now.
196:42:25 CC This is California rebroadcasting on the 15016 to
the astronauts on GT-VII . This is California
rebroadcasting on 15016 to the the astronauts on
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
197:09:42 C RKV, Gemini VII.
197:09:44 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII.
197:09:45 C Tell Plight that came through great. We heard it.
197:09:49 CC Roger.
197:09:55 CC For the next couple of revolutions we'll be re-
moting through the Cape and also through Hawaii.
197:09:55 CC Thank you.
197:31:21 P Lovell ... urine is 197:31.
197:35:52 P Ha! Ha! Ha!
197:36:09 P I'll tell you what I'll do for you now.
197:37:31 C Next time I'll ...
197:U0:2t+ C ... we walk everywhere ... Ha! Ha! Ha! ... Let
everybody try it ...
197:57:35 P ••• one ... How are you doing?
197:58:21 C Well.
197: 59*1+5 P Who turned the redamp screws?
197:59:59 C Your ...
206:3*+:53 C 206:3*+: peanut cubes for breakfast ... a couple of
them. . . . for the peanut cubes . . . now.
GRAND TURK ISLAND
206:U0:39 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
206: U0: 1+1 C Right, Houston. Gemini VTI.
206:1+0: 1+2 CC Good morning, Gemini VII.
206:1+0:1+5 C Howdy, Houston.
206:1+0:1+6 CC Would you start your purge on Section 1, please?
206:1+1:11 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Could you tell me how difficult
it is to get to your tape recorder?
206:1+1:18 C Get the tape recorder?
206:1+1:19 CC That's affirm.
Which one do you mean?
Your T/M tape.
I '11 tell von the tvpoM &vt\ Ifo *m+ o 11 *4*i a
problem in getting the tape rewound on it. Seems
to h&Ve ffOTIP frtrWftTrt fha an/4 +hA *<. «a _
w A4a " t c qv/iic iui vtcLL \JL WJ uUc dlQ. OX uQC wftpB ftnd V6
can't rewind it. We're wondering if you're in a
Position where voti gjui \mr%n\c i + anvftii mr i 4 va
w * vu wire* c jwu ^cui JULiv/c a »& Xw or QUuYvIiXrLK L X Kg v fifty
to vibrate it. We've just about exhausted all of
our means to try and get it to work.
We have a bag over the top of it, but we can kick
Can you kick it all right?
Yes. We can kick it.
Why don't we wait, perhaps till Canary, and we'll
give you a xivuLe procedure over Canary.
206 , l+2'^'3
uenu.ni vxx, Houston, would you start purge on
Section 1, please?
Roger. Stand by one minute.
VOll WArft". VlrttVl ao/tf 1 Ana /Inn l-i* . IM .a
■*■ wu vfeuj b uu sew uions ^ don t you *
jj^u a juow uu ocuiiiwi x rxgnx now* now whs your
Were you tumbling at all when you awakened?
We were rotating very slowly.
Very slowly. I see.
Was the temperature all right in the cabin?
... but not too badly last night.
206:^3:30 CC Okay.
206:43:50 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
206:43:53 P Gto ahead.
206:43:54 CC Request you open-circuit Stack 2C and not purge
Section 2 until the Canaries.
206:44:02 P Roger. Open-circuit Stack 2Cj do not purge until
the Canaries. Roger. Will do as soon as I get
Section 1 purge here.
206:44:09 CC Okay. Fine.
206:44:13 P What's wrong, Elliot?
206:44:15 CC I beg your pardon?
206:44:17 C Why do you want to open-circuit 2C?
206:44:20 CC It's dropping slightly in load-sharing.
206:44:24 C Okay.
206:44:26 CC I've got a flight plan update if you'd like to take
it. If not, we can wait till a little later.
206:44:31 C Why don't we wait? We're just in the middle of
206:44:34 CC Right. We'd be happy to.
206:44:42 P You know, it seems like our mornings are getting
earlier every day.
206:44:45 CC Yes, we're finding that down here, too. It's
around 4:00 our time. It wasn't long ago that I
couldn't talk to you at all.
206:44:56 C Right.
206:45:03 CC I'd like to give you the morning news, but I
really haven't heard any.
206:45:10 P Nothing's new up here either.
206:1+5:21 P We've completed purge on Section 1 and 2C is open-
206:45:25 CC Okay. Thank you, Gemini VII.
206:45:31 CC Is there anything I can do for you all down here?
206:45:36 C From now on do you want to leave this open-circuited,
206:45:39 CC We'll get to - when we get to the Canaries, we'll
give you further instructions, Prank.
206:45:48 P I can ... this bag off, Charlie, and see if I can
do something with that T/M tape recorder.
206:45:59 CC We'd appreciate that, Jim, if you can. If all else
fails over the Canaries, we'd like you to Just kick
at it a couple of times and see if we get any motion
indicated down here.
206:46:12 P Okay.
206:46:52 CC Incidently, I wouldn't be too concerned about this
stack - Stack 2C. Things don't look any different -
any worse than they ever have before. No one's
really unduly concerned about it down here.
206:47:25 CC Gemini VTI, Houston. Can you give us an open-
circuit voltage on 2C?
206:47:32 C Roger. 32 volts.
206:47:34 CC 32 volts. Thank you.
206:47:39 CC We'll leave you alone now. Enjoy your breakfast.
206:47:42 c Right.
206:50:26 P How to the food provision CST.
206:50:29 p Suggest the food package labeled "Chicken With
Gravy" should be relabeled "Gravy with Chicken".
At 207:03: an oblique shot at the Sahara showing
sand dunes and the ... that was a horizon scan
206:59:0U CC Gemini VII.
206:59:06 P Roger. ... okay. I'm trying to kick.
206:59:18 CC Okay. We don't get any indications down here. Tell
you what. Why don't you open up that Tape Recorder
power circuit breaker?
206:59:33 P Right. The Power circuit breaker's open.
206:59:U3 CC We'll think about it a little while and see what
else we can do later.
206:59:58 CC We thought we would leave it in that position for
an orbit or two, and then we'll try and bring it
back up again - possibly give it another kick.
207:00:07 P When in doubt, kick.
207:00:08 C Roger.
207:00:10 CC Affirmative.
207:00:29 CC We'd like to confirm Just one thing, that the Tape
Playback switch is in COMMAND right now. Is it?
207:00:35 P Roger. Tape Playback is COMMAND.
207:00:38 CC Okay.
207: 01: 1*5 CC What kind of rates did you build up during the
207:01:^9 P Very slow. We've got a very slow rate. I think we
had nothing . . . when we went to bed with us .
207:01:56 CC Okay. ...
207:02:05 P Roger. We're eating applesauce now.
207:02:08 CC Roger.
207:31:57 CC Gemini VTI, Carnarvon.
207:31:59 C Roger, Carnarvon.
207:32:01 CC Roger. Welcome to Australia in the daylight.
207:32:01+ CC We're standing by if you need us down here. You're
looking real good.
207:32:09 C Roger. We were just discussing that. We said we
think we might be able to see Australia before it
207:32:11+ CC How much can you see?
207:32:16 C I'm picking it up right now as a matter of fact.
I think I see - let me see - George Bay maybe.
207:32:21 CC Roger. Copy.
207:32:29 C Right now there's the land down yonder.
207:35:28 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
207:35:30 P Go ahead, Carnarvon.
207:35:31 CC Roger. We noticed your EKG phase is just starting
to get some static on it. We wonder what kind of
movement you had in the last couple of seconds
207:35:42 C The main play-over went down instead of banging
on the tape equipment down there in the footwell.
207:35:49 CC Roger. Copy.
207:35: 5^ C Borman dumped urine at 207:5.
207:49:30 C Urine dump will be starting S5, Sequence 06, 08,
52. It's ... North Africa. One every 10 seconds
• • *
208:13:30 CC Gemini VTI, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, Houston. Request you place Tape Re-
corder circuit breaker on and give us OAMS propellant
Roger. Tape Recorder circuit breakers on and OAMS
Propellant Quantity reads about 21 percent.
Roger. I have a flight plan update for you.
Go ahead, Houston. We're ready to copy.
First of all, a note about the laser filter. We're
getting a laser - machine down here, and we're
going to be working on it and we request that you
not try to remove the filter until we get some more
information on it.
Okay. Here's your Node update: Time, 208:07:39;
Rev 130 ; U.3.3 degrees west; right ascension; 9
hours, 32 minutes, 20 seconds. Flight plan time
line up-date change: 208:00:00 to 208:10:00. Item
S-5: 208:52:00; Sequence 06; Mode 01; pitch 90
degrees down, yaw 0 degrees. Time 209:0**: 37: crew
status report, Command Pilot at Carnarvon.
Time 209:45:56: crew status report, Pilot at Texas.
Time 211:21:00 will be GO/HO-GO at Texas. Time
211:29:39: purge fuel cells at Bermuda. Item,
Apollo Landmark: 211:44:00; Sequence 85; Mode 01;
pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 1 degree right. Apollo
Landmark: 211:59:50; Sequence 130; Mode 01; pitch
30 degrees down, yaw 5 degrees right. Time,
212:10:00; exercise period. S-8/D-13: 212:59:20;
Sequence 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 10 degrees
right. 213:10:00; eat period. Item S-8/D-13:
214:34:58; Sequence 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw
12 degrees left. That's the end of the update.
We have it all. Thank you, Charlie.
Will you turn your T/R Control circuit breaker
208:19:02 C Which one? UHP T/R?
208:19:05 CC That'll be the Tape Recorder Control circuit breaker,
208:19:09 C Roger. It's coming off.
208:19:11 CC And I have your PLA updates also, Frank.
208:19:16 C Stand by.
208:19:29 P Go ahead, Charlie.
208:19:31 CC Area 133-1: 211:04:14. Area 134-1: 212:1*0:34.
135-4: 215:32:16. 136-4: 217:08:00. 137-3:
2l8:24:5 1 . 138-3: 220:00:33. 139-3: 221:36:04.
140-3: 223:11:55. RET 400K remains 2l4o, and the
weather is good in all areas.
208:21:10 P Have it, Charlie.
208:21:12 CC Okay. I'm afraid we're giving up on your T/M tape
recorder. We've just about exhausted everything
and it looks like it's still caput.
208:21:24 C What are you doing about Step 2, Charlie? We
didn't help that out either.
208:21:29 CC I beg your pardon, Prank?
208:21:31 C We were talking about Step, Charlie. We didn't
help that out by open-circuiting it either.
208:21:38 CC We'll hang onto it for another revolution, Prank,
and take another look at it.
208:21:43 C Okay.
208:21:45 CC I have somebody else that wants to talk to you
208:21:50 CC This is CM4,. Frank. How's your home- sweet-home
208:21:53 C Pretty good, Mike. How are you doing?
208:21:56 CC Just fine. You get your Tape Recorder Power cir-
cuit breaker open, off?
208:22:00 C Roger. It's open.
208:22:01 CC Thank you.
208:22:02 CC Everything * s going real well down here on the home
208:22:05 C You want the Power circuit breaker open, or the
208: 22:08 CC We would like them both off.
208:22:10 C Okay. They're both off.
208:22:12 CC Thank you.
208:22:13 C How's Sue and the kids, Michael?
208:22:1^ CC Just fine. Saw them yesterday evening. Everything
is going great over there.
208:22:18 C Fine.
208:22:20 P Hey, Mike. Your suit storage is working out pretty
208:22:23 CC Say again.
208:22:27 CC Roger. I understand your suit storage - is the
helmet visor in the way at all?
208:22:32 P Ho. It's tied ... over here on the right-hand
side, completely out of the way.
208:22:36 CC Good deal.
208:22:Ul CC How about a cup of warm belly wash?
208:22:1+3 C Listen, that would taste good right now. I'm
getting withdrawal symptoms.
208:22:1*8 CC Roger.
208:22:50 C We just couldn't hack the peanut cubes this
208:22:5U CC Roger.
208:31:22 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
208:31:25 P Roger, Canary.
208:31:26 CC Okay, one little favor. Would you close your Tape
Recorder Control circuit breaker?
208:31:33 P Right. It's closed.
208:31:39 CC Okay. The reason for this being - in the event
you may have to set your ECS circuit breaker or
your relays in ECS system.
208:31:50 P Right.
208:32:01 P Canary, this is VII.
208:32:02 CC Go ahead.
208:32:0U P Does this mean now that you're getting only Real-
Time data, no delayed time?
208:32:08 CC That's affirmative. You didn't kick it hard
208:32:11 P Man, I tried.' In fact, the Surgeon in Australia
thought I had a heart failure.
208:32:16 CC We understand.
208:33:11 C Canary, Gemini VII.
208:33:12 CC Go ahead, VII.
208:33:13 C Would you give us the last time on the last node
update they gave us? I think that something's
208:33:18 CC Okay. The time: 208:07:39.
208:33:26 C Okay, How about the time for the S-5 sequence at
208:33:30 CC Okay. 208:52:00.
208:33:37 C Okay.
208:33:^3 CC Something doesn't jibe up there, or something?
208: 33: ^7 C I didn't realize that Africa was almost as big as
Texas, I guess.
208:33:52 CC Roger.
208:36 27 CC VII, Canary.
208:36:30 C Go ahead.
208:36:31 CC Roger. We've rechecked that nodal update and also
the S-5 and the times are correct.
208:36:37 C Roger.
208:36:38 P My buddy here didn't realize that Africa was so
208:36:Ul CC Roger. We copy.
208:36:55 C Very presumptuous of you calling me a friend. As
a matter of fact, I'm going to start relaying
messages through ground stations.
208:37:0U CC Okay.
208:37:06 C Will you please tell Jim to bank more to the left?
208:37:08 CC Bank one left, Jim.
208:37:12 P Right, Al.
208:37:15 C You sound sleepy, too, Canary.
208:37:17 CC Hoi Ho! We're wide awake here.
208:37:20 C Okay.
208:37:32 CC The Surgeon said to speak for myself.
208:37:38 C Too bad we don't have an airlock. I'd send you
down some peanut cubes we couldn 't eat for break-
CC You guys never eat those things?
P The photographs that we carried on -board here
Canaries ... concerned Houston . . . pass the word
... a little deeper .
P By and large that's a very accurate target ... pro-
duction. What would you say, Jim?
C Right - but have no way of knowing what time the
photographs were taken, but other than a little
deeper ... it's very, very close.
P Another thing that ... up here.
P Green cannot come through. ... brownish color,
brownish gray. Green cannot come through. ...
C ... Picture 208:47 ... lead with an island and
ended up with Apollo Landmark.
P At the same time I'll be switching on the ...
per second for four . . .
C ... Five I started ... before our times went into
effect. This time's no good. ... Five zero.
CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
C Go ahead, Elliot.
CC Roger. We'd like for you to cycle your Tape Re-
corder circuit breaker to the ON position, please.
This is the Power circuit breaker.
C It's on.
CC It's on. Okay. Listen.
209:05:36 C Carnarvon. Is this going to be a crew status pass?
209:05:38 CC That's affirmative. We'd like a crew status report
on the Command Pilot, please.
209:05: kk C Roger. Do you have my temperature?
209:05:52 CC We have a valid temperature. I will hand you over
to the Surgeon.
209:05:57 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon. We have a valid
temperature. We're standing by for your blood
209:06:02 C Here it comes.
209:06:13 CC The cuff is full-scale.
209: 06: k9 CC Gemini VII, CAP COM. Okay, will you turn your
Tape Recorder Power circuit breaker to the OFF posi-
tion now, please?
209:06:58 C Roger.
209:07:09 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Start
209:07:12 C Roger.
209:07:37 C ... here comes the blood pressure.
209:07:38 CC Standing by for blood pressure.
209:07:^9 CC Cuff is full-scale.
209:08:41 CC Gemini VII, you have a valid blood pressure. We're
standing by for your food, water and sleep report.
209:08:5^ C All right.
209:08:55 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon. Did you copy?
209:08:58 C Roger.
209:09:03 CC We're standing by for your food, water and sleep.
209:09:08 C It's coming up. Okay, to date the Command Pilot's
had a total of 69U ounces of water.
209:09:16 CC Understand. 694.
209:09:18 C Right. For breakfast we had Day l4, Meal A. The
Command Pilot did not eat three beef bites, or any
of the peanut cubes.
209:09:27 C The Pilot did not eat any of the beef bites or any
of the peanut cubes.
209:09:31 CC No beef bites and no peanut? Say again.
209:09:36 C Cubes.
209:09:37 CC Cubes.
209:09:38 C And the Pilot now has a total of 593 ounces of water.
209:09:42 CC I understand. 593.
209:09:44 C And I guess we got probably about 5 hours of sleep
last night. Not as good as some - just about average,
209:09:53 CC 5 hours of light sleep.
209:09:57 C Well, a little heavier than that, say 5 to 6 hours of
209:10:01 CC Very well. Medium -type sleep.
209:10:03 C Listen. Any you get up here is good. 1
209:10:07 CC Any you get anywhere is good.'
209:10:12 CC Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon again. Could
you tell us how long you had the temperature probe in
your mouth, please?
209:10:19 C Oh, about 3 minutes. You want it in again?
209:10:21 CC Negative. We have a valid reading, but I think it
would be helpful to have it in a little longer. We
don't seem to come up to full-scale.
209:10:29 C Okay. Pine. Maybe I'm just not percolating as fast
as I should be.
209:10:35 CC Well, this is possibly true. If it's in a little
longer, we'd know.
209:10:38 C Okay.
209:10:39 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon out.
209:10:42 C Adios.
209:10:1+5 CC You're still looking good here on the ground,
Gemini VII. We'll be standing by.
209:10:51 C I'm glad I look good on the ground 'cause we just
looked in the mirror and we look terrible up here.
209:10:55 CC Ha, ha, hal
209:10:59 CC Yes, we had a visual on you here, just a little bit
209:11:02 C Did you really?
209:11:03 CC Affirmative.
209:11:04 C The RKV said they had one the other night, too.
209:11:07 CC Oh, we've seen you a couple or three times.
209:11:09 C Well, as a matter of fact, we saw - I think it was
Sidney, the last pass. Of course, we're drifting
and juat tumbling around. It's difficult to pick
your location up, but we saw two cities right on the
coast here last pass .
209:11:21 CC Roger.
209:13:06 P Lovell is dumping urine at 209:13. 209:13.
209:14:37 P That 60mm, 1 ... per seconds; movies of the convoy
... Apollo 108.
209:14:55 C Apollo Landmark Number 108.
209:45:56 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
209:45:58 C Morning, Guaymas.
209:45:59 CC Roger. Everything is GO here on the ground. We'd
like you to place your Crossover switch to the ON
209:^6:09 C ON.
209:46:10 CC Roger.
209:46:17 CC Houston will give you an explanation of this after
you get over Texas.
209:46:21 C Okay. Fine.
209:47:37 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
209:47:40 P Hi there, Houston!
209:47:42 CC Well, hi there to you, also! We have a valid oral
temp. Give us a blood pressure, and stand by for
209:47:50 C Roger.
209:47:51 CC You guys sound awful chipper this - you guys sound
awful chipper this morning.
209:47:58 C We've been sleeping all the way around this time.
209:48:09 CC Cuff is full-scale.
209:48:19 CC Frank, while we're getting that blood pressure,
could you check and - check your meal for dinner
last night? We got Day 14, Meal A for breakfast
this morning. We don't have a recording for dinner
209:48:34 C Roger. Checking. Stand by.
209:48:46 C Day 13; Meal C.
209:48:52 CC Roger. Copied. 13 -C.
209:48:58 CC Did you eat all of it?
209:49:OU C Roger. We both ate all of it.
209:1*9:06 CC Very good.
209: l +9:08 P
209:1+9:11 CC I believe it.
209: 1+9: 3*+ CC Okay. We have a valid blood pressure down here.
We're ready for exercise any time.
209:1+9:38 P MARK.
209:50:16 CC Cuff full-scale.
209:50:21 CC Frank, while we're waiting for this pressure to read
down, could we get a check on the total count on
the water gun?
3207 . Roger .
Column 5 for me is 22. Column 6 is 5. For Jim it
Column 5 is 22 and Column 6 is 3-
22 and 5 and 22 and 3.
... is low . . .
I think we probably lost a little weight, sir.
You do? Can you tell from looking at yourselves?
Yes, I think so.
Valid blood pressure.
How long is that beard right now, Frank?
You'll have to talk to Jim. He's the bearded one.
CAP COM concurs that you lost considerable weight.
I think you're down about 170 pounds.
You *n are playing with our fuel cells again.
209:51:47 CC We're going to tell you about that.
209: 51: 1+9 C Okay.
209:51:50 CC Frank, I've got two other quick questions here. On
this sleep last night, we got that you both got
about 5 to 6 hours of what you call medium sleep.
Was that better than the night before?
209:52:02 C No. Not as good for me.
209:52:04 P Same.
209:52:05 C Not as good for Jim either.
209:52:06 CC Not as good for you. Were you having thermal pro-
blems at all?
209:52:09 C No, we were very comfortable but - just didn't go
209:52:19 CC What was the position of your suit Flow Control valve
during the sleep period?
209*52:24 C They're all - they're just full-flow and the tempera-
ture in here is just ideal. Just like it's in an
air-conditioned home, beautiful.
209.52:44 CC Frank, you said FULL-WARM and that's the position
209:52:49 CC Roger. FULL FLOW - both valves.
209:53:11 P Chuck, did you get the blood pressure okay?
209:53:14 CC Roger. We got a valid blood pressure. We said that.
I guess you didn't hear it when we were talking
there. I'm sorry.
209:53:20 P Okay. I was just holding my arm here.
209:53:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston Flight.
209:53:36 C Yes sir.
209:53:37 CC Tell you a little bit about George Weber's newest
theory. You ready?
209:53:^3 P All set.
209:53:^5 CC They think maybe the oxygen pressure coming out of
the regulator in the Fuel Cell Bomber 2 is being
blocked off possibly by the check valve and that,
as a result, they're not getting enough oxygen to
Fuel Cell Number 2, which besides the fact they're
not getting rid of the water, is also not giving it
enough oxygen to develop the power. So we're going
to run for a while with the Crossover Valve on and
see if the increased oxygen flow to Fuel Cell 2
improves the performance.
209:5^:19 P Very good. Number 2C is pretty far down now, as
209:5l+:2U CC Yes. We've been - it was pretty steady until you
woke up and it started dropping again, and that's
been its characteristic for about 3 days. So we
thought we'd try something different.
209:5^:36 P Fine.
209:5^:39 CC How much water did you drink when you first woke
209:5U:M* P Not too much. Well, we filled up all the - all the
breakfast meal so that is a pretty good amount.
I'll tell you exactly.
209: 5**: 51 CC Yes. We think that may have some effect on pressure
in the fuel cell.
209:5U:57 P Chris, we noticed it when we opened circuit at the
fuel cell but it did - 2C dropped about an amp. It
209:55:05 CC Roger.
209:55:13 CC Jim, are the M-l cuffs still operating as they -
are you aware of them?
209:55:21 P They're still operating. No, I've gotten quite used
to them by this time.
209:55:28 C Guess we took about UO ounces out of that right at
Gemini VII, we'd like to have you observe a couple
of the Apollo Landmarks on this revolution, in
preparation for your photographs on the next revo-
lution; specifically, 85 and 130. And, also, check
the 108 site for possible use later today.
I don't want to use fuel to do that, Elliot. You
mean just drift and look at them, right?
As best you can, right. You'll be - you're set up
for a pass on them the next revolution after this
one. We thought it would be a good idea to get a
weather check this time so that we can scrub them,
if necessary, so you don't even do it next time.
Okay, fine. Our fuel is down pretty low, Elliot,
get sort of a status report on how you plan to
handle VI and VII now if they go up Wednesday or
Thursday, and when we're going to reenter and all
that sort of stuff.
We don't have - I don't see what you mean on that,
VII. There wouldn't be any change in our plans.
No change in that, Frank. We're still planning the
same kind of flight, hoping to get off on Wednesday,
and that is what they're working towards. They do
have some things that they don't fully understand
about the launch vehicle that they want to check
into; but they are pressing forward with a Wednesday
launch, picking up an abbreviated midcount tomorrow
Did you copy that, VII?
We do not have any change in our plans as far as the
rendezvous and reentry and so forth are concerned.
Did you have a specific question there? I'm not
sure I understand what you mean by that.
It appeared to me that we might both be coming in
on the same day.
209:57:39 CC Negative. If they launch on Wednesday, they'll
be back Thursday or Friday. Your day is Saturday.
209:57:^6 C What is our T R time?
209:57:^9 CC You have 120 hours to go, right -
209:57:52 CC MARK.
209:57:55 C Okay. Thank you.
209:57:58 CC You're right. We are taking a look at what would
happen if we had to launch and get you both down
on the same day, and right, now, it looks like 205
and 207, with you coming down on 205.
209:58:1*4- C What's our nominal then, Chris? When do you plan
on bringing us down if everything goes normal?
209:58:18 CC 207, and that was the GET RC that I gave you.
209:58:23 C Thank you.
209:59:25 CC Gemini VTI, Houston. Your present GET RC would
209:59:38 C Roger. Thank you.
209:59:UO C That's at 207-1.
209:59:^3 C Right. Five days left, 120 hours.
209:59:57 CC Essentially, I think that the best way to look at
it, VTI, is that our plans have not changed from
pref light planning, in regard to the reentry.
210:00:06 C Roger. That's fine. I just - I'm glad to hear
you're considering the possibility of ... I just
wanted to ...
210:00:17 CC Roger.
210:00:50 C Canary, this is Prank.
210:00:55 C This is Gemini VII.
210:00:56 CC Go ahead.
210:00:59 C This morning we picked up an Apollo Landmark that
was obscured by weather yesterday while we were
doing an S-5. It's Apollo 137. ...
210:01:08 CC Apollo 137. Roger.
210:05:29 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
210:05:31 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VII.
210:05:33 CC Roger. Looks like you lost your Delta-P light,
210:05:36 C You're right.
210:05:38 CC Okay. Tell you what we're going to do. We'd like
you to leave that Crossover switch on for a revolu-
tion, and we'd like you to monitor current and
voltage and try to give us a readout on what's
yours. Okay? If there's any variation at all.
210:05:51 C Oh, we were just suggesting that. It's already
jumped about an amp and a half since we put the
Crossover Valve on.
210:05:56 CC How about that?
210:06:00 C Actually, we suggested doing that about 8 days ago.
210:06:08 CC I have no comment on that.
210:06:13 C I bet Flight does.
210:06:15 CC I didn't hear anything.
210:06:24 CC Flight says that he's had all kinds of suggestions.
210:06:27 C Ask him how his golf game went this weekend, will
210:06:30 CC You just asked him.
210: 06:4l CC Flight can't remember When he played golf last. How
210:06:44 C Canary, could you give me an update on the elapsed
210:06:48 CC I sure will. It's 210:06:55:67.
210:06:58 C Okay. Fine. Thank you. That last sequence time
for S-5, you know - we were concerned about it being
a little late?
210:07:05 CC Yes.
210:07:06 C It was late. That's the first time they've missed
on it. We started early though, and got the
210:07:11 CC Okay. Very good.
210:08:31 C Canary, the weather looks real good for Apollo 85
on the next pass.
210:08:36 CC Okay. We copy you. Thank you
210:09:00 CC VII, Canary.
210:09:03 C Go ahead, please,
210:09:05 CC Roger. Check Apollo in 108, too, if you can, will
210:09:09 C Sure will.
210:16:59 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
210:17:03 P Gto ahead.
210:17:05 CC Have you been able to check the weather in the 108
area yet? Looks like you're about opposite that
Roger. The weather here looks pretty good, Elliot.
Are you looking down through the southwest there,
where you'll be next revolution?
Well, we can't really look anywhere. We can just
look the way the spaceship is pointing and any place
it's pointing is good weather.
Roger. We're considering adding in a 108 on the
next pass, which would be between Dakar and the 130
site, Lake Niasar, or whatever it is there. It's
a little tight in there, but maybe if you get your
attitude set up you could hit all three of them
Well, that's - we ought to take more advantage of
this because once we get our attitude set up, it's
no trouble taking more than one picture along our
Okay. Well, we'll get an update for you on that
Elliot, did you copy that our update for S-5 was too
Roger. We're looking into that, Frank.
Gemini VII, Houston. Surgeon says that your sternal
lead is deteriorating on Jim there and he would like
you to replace it as discussed yesterday, if you can
manage that at this time.
Thank you, Dr. Borman.
Wait until I can get out my razor so I can shave l yjm
Do you want me to send up a nurse?
210:19:23 C Tell Mr. Kraft that as of right now we're still
... 15 days, we may need it.
210:19:33 CC Roger, VII.
2lO:Ul:lU CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM. We have nothing for
you this pass. We are standing by. Everything
looks good from the ground.
210:^1:21 C How's the Pilot's sternal lead now? We just re-
placed the . . .
210: 1 +1:36 CC Oh, Roger. It's looking good. It's coming in real
210:^1:1*0 C Thank you.
210:*+2:U8 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. If the Section 1 Delta-P
light comes on, turn the Crossover switch to the
210: te: 58 C Roger, will do.
211:18:00 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. As you copy, place
your T/M switch to the REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID
211:18:12 CC Roger. We have it. Place your Adapter C-Band to
211:19:11 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything looks good
here. We'll be standing by if you need us.
211:19:17 C Thank you, Guaymas.
211:21:18 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
211:21:26 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
211:21:29 P Go ahead, Houston.
211:21:32 CC Place your T/M switch to COMMAND.
211:21:1+1 P This is VII. You were cut out. Say again, please.
211: 21: Ml CC This is a UHF-6 pass. Place your T/M switch to
211:21:51 C Roger. T/M in COMMAND.
211:21:51+ CC And - C-Band Adapter switch to COMMAND.
211:21:58 P C-Band Adapter is COMMAND.
211:22:07 CC You have a T x coming up, VII.
211:22:18 CC Gemini VII, did you copy? We have a T x coming up.
211:22:21 P Roger. Copy, and we haven't received yet.
211:22:21+ CC Roger and you are GO for 1U8-1.
211:22:28 P Roger. GO for 1 1+8-1. Do you want a systems check?
211:22:33 CC Roger. Standing by.
211 *22: 1+1 C The main batteries are all 22.8 except Number k
which is 22.5. Fuel cell stack readout 183.0; IB,
3.0: 1C, 2.5; 2A, 2.0; 2B, 2.0; 2C, k.0. Main bus
voltage, 27.2. RCS A, 3000 psi, 80 degrees. RCS
B, 2900 psi, 79 degrees. Left-hand secondary 0 2 ,
5I+OO. Right-hand secondary 0 2 , 5300.
211:23:19 CC Roger. Copied.
211:23:27 CC VII, can you confirm that the Delta-P lights have
continued to stay out all this pass?
211:23:34 P Roger. The Delta-P light has stayed out, both for
Sections 1 and 2.
211:23:39 CC Roger.
211:23:43 CC Have a flight plan update item for you when you're
ready to copy .
211:23:47 P Roger. Stand by.
211:23:54 P We're ready to copy.
211:24:05 P Go ahead, Houston. We're ready to copy.
211:24:08 CC First, Jim, let me ask, do you recall approximately
how long after you opened the Crossover valve that
the Delta-P light went out?
211:24:17 P Stand by. We have a time on that.
211:24:37 P We think it was around 2:09:50.
211:24:40 CC 2:09:50. Roger.
211:24:44 P About 2:10:0Q. Correct us on that.
211:24:48 CC 2:10:00.
211:24:51 P Roger.
211:24:52 CC Roger.
211:24:57 CC Okay. First, I'd like to mention that the S-5 time
that we had given you was incorrect. You were right
on that. Flight plan update. Item Apollo: 211:54:03;
Sequence 108; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 5 degrees
right. Also, in the nature of flight plan update,
but not exactly that type, we have some areas of
weather interest that we'd like you to observe and
take pictures of if you can in drifting flight. We
do not want to use fuel for these. We can jot
down the areas. Frontal clouds, northwest Florida.
Frontal clouds north and west of Hawaiian Islands.
Do you copy?
211:26:15 C Roger. Our Number 2 Delta-P light just came back
211:26:19 CC Roger. I copy. Number 2 Delta-P light back on.
211:26:23 C It was on at 22:11:25.
211:26:1+5 CC Okay. We copied the Delta-P light, VII, and we
got your time here on the ground.
211:26:53 CC We are standing by for your fuel cell purge at this
211:27:09 P Starting purge.
211:27:10 CC Roger.
211:27:28 C Houston, Gemini VII.
211:27:29 CC Go.
211:27:31 CC How do things look at the Cape on the recycle?
211: 27: 3^ C Coming along real good.
211:27:35 CC Very good.
211: 29:5^ CC Still no report, Frank, on exactly what or how it
happened - this plug coming out. They're still
looking into it.
211:30:03 C Roger.
211:30:28 CC VII, the movies indicate that plug coming out, but
there's no evidence of why. It's clearly shown
coming out but that's about as far as we can get.
211:30:40 C Roger.
211:30:51 CC VII, we're standing by for your Og Section 2 purge.
211:30:57 P We're purging the 0 2 Section 2.
211:30:59 CC Roger.
211:31:07 P Aren't you receiving it down there?
211:31:10 CC Not at the moment.
211:31:12 P Og has been out for about a minute and a half now,
coming up on the second minute.
211:31:16 CC Roger.
211:31:41 P Purge is complete, but the Crossover is still on.
211:31:45 CC Roger, VII.
211:31:56 P Houston, do you want us to keep the Crossover on?
211:31:59 CC Gemini VII, do you still have the Delta-P light?
211:32:03 P Roger.
211:32:04 CC We'd like to turn the Crossover off for the time
211:32:10 P Crossover is off.
211:32:11 CC Roger.
211:32:18 CC We'll continue to observe it and then we'll go back
to that if we feel it's necessary.
211:32:35 CC Jim, would you check Fuel Cell Control No. 2 circuit
breaker just to verify that it's closed?
211:32:46 P You're right. Fuel Cell Control was open.
211:32:58 CC Jim, that means we'll need to complete your Section
2 purge, both hydrogen and oxygen.
211:33:04 P Roger. Going through it again.
211:33:10 CC Did that take care of the Delta-P light also?
211:33:36 CC Did the light go off when you put the Crossover
valve back on, Jim?
211:33:41 P Crossover is back on and the Delta-P light's still
on and purging oxygen at this time.
211:33:45 CC Roger.
211:35:30 CC Gemini VTI, Houston. I presume you do not know
any reason that that circuit breaker came out.
211:35:37 P Houston, VTI.
211:35:38 CC Go ahead.
211:35:41 P Purge complete. Crossover off. There's no reason
why it went out. I might have hit it inadvertently,
211:35: CC You say you think you might have hit that circuit
211:36:18 CC Gemini VII, we suggest you just keep an eye on that
circuit breaker there in case it did pop for some
reason. We'd like to be aware of that.
211:36:29 P Roger. Will do and the Crossover is now off and
lights are still on.
211:36:35 CC Roger, VII.
211:42:11 CC Gemini VII, Canary. Com check. How do we read?
211:42:15 P Loud and clear, Canary. How are you?
211:1+2:16 CC Roger. Read you loud and clear.
211:42:18 CC We'd like to check to see if you have your fuel cell
heater on. Hydrogen.
211:42:28 P Negative. You want it on?
211:42:29 CC No. Negative.
211:42:35 C I had it on earlier this morning, Canary, because
it was getting the minimum they gave me last night -
44.5 - but I haven't had it on for awhile when it
got up to 510.
211:42:44 CC Okay. Would you go to PC % and give me a pressure,
211:42:49 C The pressure now is about 525.
211;l+2:5 i »- CC Roger. Copy 525-
211:1+5:18 P Canaries, VII.
211:1+5:19 CC Go ahead.
211:U5:21 P Apollo No. 85 was obscured by clouds.
211:1+5:2*+ CC Copy.
211:U6:5^ CC Well, VII, that's all we have for you here. Every-
thing looks good on the ground. We'll see you
tomorrow on Rev 1*4-3.
211:U7:02 CC Roger, Canary. See you tomorrow.
212:17:16 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing
for you this pass. We are standing by.
212:17:22 C Roger, Carnarvon. Will you inform Flight that the
Fuel Cell Control No. 2 circuit breaker popped
again after we reset it over Houston?
212:17:30 CC Roger.
212:17:31 CC Roger. We copied that. Can you - have you got a
212:17:35 C It was off at - stand by. I'll give you the time.
212:17:39 CC Roger.
212:17:1+1 C 21:20:3.
212:17: 1 +8 CC Flight copies.
212:18:31 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Would you confirm that you
have been exercising during the past few minutes -
212:18:38 C I don't know. We've been asleep.
212;l8:U0 P Seriously, we were exercising.
2l2:l8:U3 CC Affirmative.
212:21:23 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Next time it - the
circuit breaker pops - if it pops again, leave it
212:21:30 P Do you want us to reset? We've left it open now.
212:21:33 CC You still have it open? Okay. Leave it where it is.
212:21:36 P Roger. We're leaving it open.
212:22:27 CC They've found out some interesting information on
the GT-VI launch vehicle at the Cape. They'll brief
you on that a little later on today.
212:22:39 C Thank you.
212: 22: ill CC Roger.
212:22:1+5 C Does it affect the launch on Wednesday?
212:22:53 CC It means that the launch on Wednesday will probably
come off on schedule.
212:22:58 P Thank you.
212:23:01 CC Roger.
212:37: 1+7 p is that 15 minutes and 1+2:01?
212:39:53 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
212:39:59 P Loud and clear, Houston.
212:1+0:02 CC Roger, Jim. We'd like to delete your S-8/D-13
coming up. The weather is too cloudy.
212:1+0:10 P Roger. Understand. S-8/D-13 is deleted.
212:1+0:13 CC That is affirmative. Too cloudy.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
Roger. We show you 00 on the ground. How are
things going this morning.
Very good, thank you.
We have nothing further for you. We are standing
Okay, Hawaii. Thanks very much.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything's looking
good here on the ground. We'll be standing by if
you need us.
VII. Roger. Thank you.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
This will be another UHF-6 pass.
Like to review the circuit breaker situation with
you. We've been continuing to analyze it here
and at present time, as we see it, a couple of
significant factors. The one is that the circuit
breaker took approximately 30 minutes to reopen ,
which gives us a very good idea as to what the
current drain might be there, and another is that
there is not a continuous flow through that circuit
breaker. If you've had your systems out you've
probably already seen this. It is used only for
operating the purge valves and also for operating
the Section and Stack Power switches. So we feel
that we can operate under this condition for - with-
out a limit. We will have to put the circuit breaker
on for purging and then we will turn it off after
that. And normally that would be the only need we
would have for it. But even if we would need to use
it for Section or Stack Power switches, we could
also turn it on and then turn it on - turn it off
afterwards. Any comments from you on that?
No. As you say, we have been through the systems,
but we came to the same conclusion.
Roger. We're continuing to analyze it and we'll
keep you posted on that.
Have some flight plan updates when you're ready
Incidentally, in the systems book, if you haven't
done so already, be sure and look at both drawings
121 as well as 122, 'cause there are some circuits
shown on 121 that are not shown on 122.
Roger. We're ready to copy.
Node: 211+:08:l+2; Rev 13I+; 15I+.3 degrees east;
right ascension 09:24:1+3. Transponder test:
211+i31:00; Sequence 01; Transponder on. Time:
215:29:00; purge fuel cells at Carnarvon. HF
test: 215:53:00; Sequence 02; begin tests, horizon-
scan mode. Time: 216:00:00; BIO MED Recorder
Number 1 to CONTINUOUS . MSC 2 and 3: 216:27:00;
Sequence 03; stop at 216:37:00, REAL-TIME T/M.
Do you copy?
Roger. I copied all but the one item after the
Right after the transponder test?
What part did you miss? There was a time and a
purge fuel cells.
Okay. I missed the time.
215:29:00. Purge fuel cells at Carnarvon.
Okay. We have them all, Elliot.
HF Test: 217:23:00; Sequence 02. That's an off
time. That's the off time for the test which was
started at 215:53.
Time: 217:29:00; crew status report on the Pilot
at Hawaii. Time: 218:00:00; BIO MED Recorder
Number 1 off. 218:03:00; crew status report,
Command Pilot at RKV. 218:47:00: flight plan re-
port at the CSQ. 219:39:00: fuel cell purge and
PLA update at RKV. Do you copy so far?
220:10:00: BIO -MED Recorder Number 2 CONTINUOUS .
230:10:00: BIO-MED Recorder Number 2 off. Do you
We have it.
Roger. Have the day's news report from the Haney
News Service if you're ready.
There was a big management change announced for
the Houston Astros today. Paul Richards has been
relieved as general manager and Grady Hat tan will
be a new field manager. Understand he's coming
from a Pacific Coast team and has had a very good
record out there. Other people involved: Eddie
Robinson and Lyman Harris are going to be offered
other positions in the Astro organization. The
Soviet News Agency Sunday finally got around to
confirming fact that two Cosmonauts became ill
during the Voskhod I flight in October 1964.
These were the two non-pilots and they had a re-
action of the seasickness type, and among other
things, they suffered from illusions. There's
heavy coverage in the papers and on TV of the
Gemini VI attempt yesterday and also it's being
noted widely that you two now hold the space
endurance record and are increasing it daily.
213:0l+:te C Thank you.
213:05:49 CC Have a good lunch, VII. We'll see you next time
213:05:50 C Roger.
213:05:53 CC Incidentally, we looked into trying to substitute
a on this pass, but the weather there is
213:06:00 C Roger.
213:06:07 P Houston, Carnarvon said you'd have some word on
the cause of VT's ...
213:06:13 CC We don't have that ready for you yet, VII. We'll
let you know as soon as we do.
213:06:18 P Roger.
213:06:36 CC VII, Dr. Berry would like to pass along his thanks
for your work on the sternal lead.
213:06:1*3 P Roger. Anything for inflight maintenance.
213:06:^9 CC Still coming through real good, Jim.
213:07:19 CC Gemini VII, we had the HF cut out there for awhile,
making some circuit checks. It's back up now if
213:07:33 C That's outstanding, Elliot.
213:53:07 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing
for you this pass. We are standing by.
213:53:13 P VII. Roger.
213:58:38 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
213:58:42 P This is VII. Go ahead.
213:58:43 CC Roger. The S-8/D-13 on the next pass has been
canceled due to weather.
213:58:50 P Roger. Understand.
214:10:22 P Observe a meteor at 214:10; meteor - meteorite
falling from the direction of Gemini, below us.
Actually, I have Taurus and Pleiades in view and
it was right underneath Taurus and Pleiades.
214:17:42 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
214:17:46 P Hawaii. VII here.
214:17:47 CC Okay, how' re you doing?
214:17:49 P Oh, pretty good. We're just watching the sun rise.
214:17:52 CC Roger. We're showing you GO here on the ground.
We'll be standing by. We have nothing for you.
214:17:56 P Roger. Thank you.
214:31:20 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
214:31:22 C Go ahead, Guaymas. Gemini VII.
214:31:24 CC Roger. Everything's looking good here on the ground.
We'd like to remind you of your transponder test
214:31:29 C Thank you.
214:31:55 C Transponder's on.
21^:31:57 CC Roger. We have it.
214:32:26 CC Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP COM.
214:32:30 P Roger, Texas.
214:32:32 CC We have you GO on the ground. We'd like to get a
cryogenic quantity readout at this time. Would
you place the Cryo Quantity Read switch to the
ECS 0 2 position?
214:32:44 P Roger. It's there.
214:33:02 CC The FUEL CELL 0 2 position.
214:33:25 CC To the FUEL CELL H 2 position.
214:33:42 CC Turn the switch to the OFF position.
214:33:49 CC Roger, Gemini VII. We have nothing further, and
214:33:53 C Texas, I'd like a clarification of the flight plan
update. What time are we supposed to turn this
transponder off, please?
214:34:01 CC Stand by.
214:35:54 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM.
214:35:56 C Go ahead.
214:35:57 CC The off time is 214:50.
214:36:03 C Thank you.
Roger. Standing by.
21A:40: Magazine D for Dog; Exposure 31; a picture
of the tip of Florida in the shallow waters around
the Keys. Continue the same sequences, with picture
of the - pictures of around Cuba, of the shallow
Also, covering with 6Qmm film at one frame per
Okay. Magazine D; Exposure 36; it's a river with
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Roger. I'd like to inform you of our latest
thinking on the reentry situation in case we do
bring both of you down on the fourteenth day.
Present planning would be to use Revs 205 and 206,
and we are able to target - we are able to target
for the same touchdown point from both of those
revolutions. So that's the way we would do it. And
at the moment we feel we would want to bring VII
down first and VI after that on Rev 206, although
that could be changed, if necessary for some reason.
Roger. Thank you.
Also, we'd like to, at
Carnarvon purge to the
coming up on.
this time, change the
next US pass, the one you're
Roger. Will stand by. And not purge until we're
back over the States.
VII, were you using any attitude control across
the US this time for any reason?
6 «> CONFIDENTIAL
214:46:23 C Why?
214:46:26 CC We ware just noticing some beacon performance here,
and wondered if it was due to that.
214:46:33 C As a matter of fact, the spacecraft is hardly-
drifting at all. We were almost straight nose-down
all the way across —
214:46:41 CC Straight nose-down all the way across the US?
214:46:44 C Roger. Most of the way.
214:46:46 CC Roger.
214:46:52 CC This looks like another one of those good South
America coast passes.
214:46:56 C It sure is. We're looking right now all along the
coast here. It's just beautiful.
214:47:42 P At 214:59; a matter of general interest: on the
right-hand side of the forward end of the spacecraft;
the retro and the recovery section; little specks,
looks like little fine sand grains of frozen urine
crystals have formed from urine dumps since the
start of the mission.
214:47:58 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
214:48:03 C Houston, you're barely readable. Say again.
214:48:05 CC Roger. G and C tells me he hasn't seen any
noticeable fuel usage since before the rendezvous.
You guys are really cutting it off!
214:48:16 C That's what you told us to do.
214:48:19 CC Roger dodger.
214:48:20 C Okay, we always ... if they're good ones.
214:48:26 CC Say again. Tou cut out on that last statement, VII.
214:48:33 C I say we always follow instructions, if they are
214:48:37 CC That's the only kind.
214:48:39 C You're right. Like: take the suits off. Don't
214:48:45 CC Drink water.
214:48:48 C Yes, drink water. We're doing everything.
214:48:51 CC Very good.
214:49:03 CC What do you show on CAMS quantity?
214:49:07 C We now show 22 percent.
214:49:10 CC Roger. 22 percent.
214:49:27 CC It turns out, VII, that we really aren't limited
very much at all on scheduling experiments by fuel.
We are having so much weather, plus we have com-
pleted so much that there isn't a lot left that
isn't covered by weather, so the fuel really isn't
21^:49:49 C Very good.
215:16:50 C Urine dump on Borman ... 215:16.
215:18:00 P Oh, Franklin.
215:18:03 C What's wrong?
215:27:58 P Lovell dumping urine at 215:27, 215:27.
215:29:22 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing
for you this pass. Everything looks good. We're
standing by. This will be our last pass for this
series; so goodnight from Australia.
215:29:35 C Goodnight, Australia. We'll see you tomorrow.
215:29:37 CC Roger.
215:30:00 P Thank you, old buddy!
215:31:20 C Ought to clean up ...
215:31:31 C ... right tank needs adjustment.
215:31:37 C ... myself.
215:31:38 P ... stick to it.
215:31:39 P I don't want to get all loaded up with that junk.
It isn't that bad. I have had any - I haven't got
any mess or anything. It comes out and plunks in
the bottom. I don't want to get it all foggy.
215:31:55 C All I can hack.
215:31:55 P What?
215:31:59 C All I can hack ...
215:32:00 P Did that get messed up?
215:32:12 P I'll beat the fighters down.
215:32:14 C You get in there with your riding crop.
215:32:22 P With my swagger stick?
215:32:24 C That's right, swagger sticks.
215:32:29 C There were some guys that carried them for a while.
They got left out of . . .
215:32:34 C You guys carry around little swords, don't you?
215:32:38 P Swords?
215:32:38 C Yes. Don't you have sword parties of sorts?
215:32:43 C What? Don't you have swords, too?
215:32:55 C What do you carry around swords for?
P ... swagger stick .
C The new Commandant of the Marines sort of put the
quietus on that though, didn't he?
P Darn it.
p ... send it now . . .
C What's that , James?
P The Cryo reading. At about 215 or 217. Just a
minute, let me check.
P At 215:40, just as the sun is coming up, I spotted
Scrapo City, . . . and also have spotted Berkeley,
for the first time this flight.
C Is that okay?
P HF Test, Sequence 02; started at 215:53:00; received
Hawaii at that time; much static.
CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
P This is VII. Go.
CC Okay. We want to run a little test here. We're
showing you GO here on the ground. We want to run
a little test to see about this tape recorder.
P Roger .
CC Okay. I'd like you to take your Tape Recorder
Control circuit breaker to the OPEN position.
C Tape Recorder Control in the OPEN position.
CC Okay. I want you to close the Tape Recorder Power
P Tape Recorder Power is closed.
Gemini VII, I'd like you to close your Tape Recorder
Tape Recorder Control closed.
VII . Roger .
Okay. Will you take your Tape Recorder Control
circuit breaker and close it please?
The Tape Recorder Control is in the CLOSED position.
Do you want it open?
No, I wanted just to make sure it's closed and your
Tape Recorder Power circuit breaker to the OPEN
Roger. Tape Recorder closed and Tape Recorder Power
is now open.
Okay, very good.
He really hit me. Okay, it doesn't look like we
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
Go ahead, Guaymas. VII here,
Roger. You should have your tape, BIO MED Tape
Recorder Number 1 to CONTINUOUS at this time.
And your transponder test should be over at this
216:07:19 CC Roger. We have It. Everything's looking good here
on the ground. We don't have anything else for you.
We'll be standing by.
216:07:25 C Thank you.
216:08:22 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
216:08:26 C Go ahead ...
216:08:28 CC Roger. I'd like to clarify a point in the flight
plan update I gave you. The MSC-2 and 3 experiment
at 216:27. We gave you a note on the end of it,
said REAL-TIME T/M. I'd just like to make sure you
understand what that means. It's just indicating
to you that we'll be taking REAL-TIME T/M data on
that, since the tape recorder's inoperative.
216:08:59 P Roger.
216:09:06 CC Gemini VII, we're standing by for your fuel cell
purge. You've got to remember to put the Fuel Cell
Control circuit breaker on, Jim, before you purge
216:09:20 P Roger, will do. ... up or on now?
216:09:24 CC And then we want to turn it off as soon as you're
216:09:26 C The ground elapsed time of 215 plus 58 minutes.
Hawaii on HF was very clear.
216:09:28 P Roger.
216:09:32 P At 215:59: photographs - photograph of a - looks
like a funnel center clouds. Utilizing Magazine
D, Frame 37.
C Okay. And the HF test at 216 hours: weak and
garbled; worse transmission; weak and garbled. The
HF pulse is now coming in clear. It's clear with
some static to it.
P Concerning the HF test at 215:58: was very clear
and good; 216:00: weak and garbled; 216:08: weak
and garbled; 216:14: weak and garbled , and we
haven't been able to read anything from then on.
216:14:13 P Purge completed, Houston, and fuel cell control ...
216:14:19 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
216:14:27 CC We showed that circuit breaker stayed in all the
way. You had a good purge.
216:14:32 P Roger. Good purge.
216:14:54 CC Gemini VII, Surgeon has a brief word for you and
then I have a comment for you, or statement for
you, on the Gemini launch vehicle for VI.
216:15:04 CC Jim, I'd like for you to tell me if those cuffs are
still firm around - if they're tight enough on your
legs there to the same extent that they were when
you launched, and if not can you tighten them up
with the laces.
216:15:22 P Roger. I can. They have been tightened several
times. I can get in them real easy. They're still
216:15:29 CC Very good. You've already had to tighten them two
or three times?
216:15:34 P That's right. The original knot was rather loose.
216:15:37 CC Very good.
216:15:41 CC We're going to give you a maintenance certificate.
216:15:44 P I'm working on one, Doctor.
216:15:47 CC Jim, is Frank listening also? He'd be interested
216:15:52 P Roger.
216:15:55 CC We have a statement released today on Gemini VI and
I'll read through it fairly quickly. It's probably
the best way to give it to you.
Are you ready, VII?
Roger. We're listening.
"Early release of the pad disconnect plug caused a
command to shut down the engines of Gemini VI
A-booster Sunday. The early release of the pad
disconnect plug is under investigation and will be
corrected. Subsequent data analysis of all systems
also revealed that one of the first-stage engine
systems was malfunctioning at the time of shutdown.
Further concentrated review isolated the problem in
the gas generator system, which provides power to
drive the propellant pump. Late this morning the
gas generator system was disassembled, and a foreign
object was found, which confirms the analysis. This
object was a plastic dust cover inadvertently left
in the oxidizer inlet port to the gas generator.
The system is being cleaned and will be reinstalled
on the engine late tonight. All work schedules
indicate that a Wednesday morning launch attempt is
possible. Even if the problem with the pad discon-
nect plug had not occurred, the engine malfunction
would have caused shutdown to be commanded 1.03
seconds later. These and other safety features are
incorporated into the Gemini launch vehicle to
prevent the vehicle from lifting off with any mal-
functioning system" . How about that ! !
We'll buy that.
Gemini VII. If there's any tracking problem, we're
standing by for when there's lift-off.
Roger. We're going to send them out to you. And
position them to you.
VII, both of the MSC-4 sites - that is, Hawaii and
Ascension - are down at the present time for
equipment. We do not have an estimated time of
operation. White Sands, as you know, is scrubbed
today as an alternate because of weather. It is
operational, however, and we will try it as soon as
we get it. As a matter of fact, we're planning a
pass for tomorrow on it in conjunction with a D-4.
We feel that Frank can boresight the spacecraft on
the D-4 site and Jim can try to sight the laser
independently on the same pass. I'd just like to
confirm that that sounds okay with you guys.
216:19:57 P Roger. We'll give that a try.
216:20:00 CC Roger.
216:22:01 CC VII, Flight is interested in how are things on the
216:22:07 C It's quite a journey, better than Disneyland.
216:23:00 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you still read?
216:23:02 C Roger here.
216:23:05 CC We've had a question of whether you can see the
Andes Mountains front your present position.
216:23:12 C We're flying at HORIZON SCAN most of this HF test,
Elliot. Yesterday - last night - we saw the Andes
just perfectly and we got a couple pictures of them.
216:23:21 CC Roger.
216:23:27 CC Is this hurting your miser soul, Frank, to use a
little fuel here?
216:23:32 C On the HF test, yes.
216:23:34 CC Roger. Copy that.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
216:27:43 CC Gemini VII, RKV. All systems are GO. We're
216:27:47 C Roger. Gemini VII.
C Considering the HF check: the time is now 216:32
and we hear nothing on the HF even with the volume
all the way up. On - that's on HF.
C Here's a present for you.
P Is it empty?
P Bless you.
C That stuff stinks, doesn't it!
P No . I have one down here that . . .
C Do you? Okay.
C I get some 20 ...
P Tes, by themselves anyway.
P ... lose your . . .
P ... control ♦ . .
P Waiting for ... get back.
P I thought we were going to lose ... for a second.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
217:12:50 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. We have you GO on the ground.
We have nothing for you this pass. You need not
217:13:00 P We will anyway, CSQ. Thank you.
217:13:04 CC Roger.
217:16:50 C 37?
217:16:51 P Yes. This HF test goes on now till 17:23. That HF
test is a waste of time!
217:17:26 P Okay. Spec mag off.
217:1705 P Are we using this pulse?
217:17:36 C Tee.
217:17:53 P Sounds like a Mexican revolution back there.
217:17:57 C ... range.
C Still listening on the . . . 138 . . .
217:30 :48 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
217:30:52 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini VII.
217:30:54 CC Roger. We do not have a valid temperature.
Would you just leave it in, through the first
blood pressure check, and we're standing by for
217:31:01 C Coming up now.
217:31:17 CC The cuff is full-scale.
217:32:09 CC We have a good blood pressure and you can take
the thermometer out of the mouth.
217:32:15 CC Start your exercise.
217:32:18 CC MARK.
217:32:41 C Blood pressure coming down.
217:32:48 CC Tour cuff is full-scale.
217:33:55 CC Gemini VII, we have a T/fc dropout. Could we have
another blood pressure, please?
217:34:00 C Roger.
217:34:08 CC Cuff is full-scale.
We have a good blood pressure. Thank you.
Standing by for your food, water and sleep
Roger. The Pilot had a total of 614 ounces of
water; Column 5, 23; Column 6, 3. The Command
Pilot had 703 ounces of water; Column 5, 24;
Column 6, 5. Our last meal was Day 11, Meal B.
We all ate everything.
215:43: one meteor ... facing Gemini. One
meteor . . . Start to glow off the highest possible
... 217:01 ... took a high-speed photography
picture of the rise of the Big Dipper with the
airglow . . . Magazine change .
Roger, Gemini VII. Thank you.
Gemini VII, we have nothing further for you at
this time. We're standing by.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. All systems look
good on the ground.
Thank you, Guaymas.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM.
Go ahead, Guaymas.
Roger. We noticed you had your horizon scanners
on. You were in the PULSE mode. We wondered if
you were having trouble with staying locked on.
No. We were using the HORIZON SCAN full on and
then we want to PULSE to stay zero, zero, zero,
and then we went back to HORIZON SCAN.
Roger. Very good.
We want to form lock-right at sunset. The scanner*
scales say good pitch downrange . We lost it and
we had to go to PULSE to bring it back.
Roger, understand. Thank you.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV. We do not have an oral temp.
You can start your blood pressure. Leave the
oral temp probe in.
I sent T x for
Our fault, RKV. I was going to . . .
Okay. Cuff not full-scale yet. ... full-scale.
All right. Commenting on the HF test, which was
conducted 216:08: weak and unreadable, 216:14;
I could hear nothing but some foreign language
broadcast and some foreign language broadcast
... Morse code calling. At 217:12: the tone
started coming in clearer; at 217:13: I picked
up Hawaii, loud and clear, and I heard them again
around 217:18 - at 27 - at 217:13, and also at
217:18. At 217:23: ... they were again, weak
and garbled . ... long-range communications .
Gemini VII, RKV Surgeon. We had a T/M dropout
about half way through the blood pressure. Can
we have another blood pressure, please?
Roger. Coming up.
Gemini VII, RKV Surgeon. We have a valid blood
pressure. Standing by for exercise.
Exercise is coming down.
Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. We'd like for you to
place your MSC Experijnents 2 and 3 to the ON
position and leave them on from now to the end
of the mission.
Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Have
you had any change in the food and water status
Thank you. Surgeon out.
Did you copy that experiment, MSC?
Roger. And we're clear on that. We'll leave
them on until the end of the mission.
Roger. I've got a map update for you when you're
Roger. Stand by one.
... 220:09:44} Rev 128, 61.9 degrees east. Right
ascension: Time, 09:17:06.
Roger . C opy . Over .
Okay. We'd also like you to give us a flight
plan report over Tananarive on this revolution,
rather than CSQ. The time for Tananarive LOS is
Roger. Will do.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. Over.
Houston, Gemini VII here. How do you read?
Roger. Gemini VII. Reading you a lot better now.
Standing by for your flight time report.
3 ASA-54, plus 35 exposures] 3 magazines plus 35
exposures. 217, 500, we only got three exposures j
IR film, 13 exposures; high-speed black and white,
12 j high-contrast black and white, 5; 16mm, 2 1/2
magazines; tapes, 9 1/2. S-8/D-13 scores today;
Pilot minus 9, Command Pilot minus 11. Go to the
day Column 5, Pilot 23; the Command Pilot 24. ...
Pilot 3, Command Pilot 5« We accomplished every-
thing in the flight plan today except openings,
which were canceled because of the weather, and
you were notified at the time.
Roger, Gemini VII. We got - we got all your
flight plan report. Just one question. Can you
give us an idea of what you've been afcle to
accomplish throughout the flight in the way of toe
Roger. We've got some pictures of the airglow;
the night airglow' s about it.
Understand. Airglow, the night airglow is about
all you were able to get. Right?
Okay, Frank, I think we got it all and we'll see
you, probably not for a while, tomorrow or so.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
Gemini VII, CSQ.
CSQ, this is Gemini VII.
Like to advise the Command Pilot that his external
EKG is noisy and like for you to try to do some-
thing about it if you can.
Also, Houston would like for the crew, both
members, to bring up their water intake just a
We have you GO on the ground. All systems
. . . external leads . . .
Sequence camera: taking shots of the Andes ...
217:54; short cloud formations are out. We're
entering South America and around the country of
Ecuador. Continuing Sequence camera at 17:57:
just showing the many clouds over the Amazon
Valley, and South American has . . . funny-shaped
tops of thunder storms in the photo. Color IR
shot of . . . Frame 14 - of Central Brazil, showing
a contrast of two greens, dark jungle green and
light - looks like . . . green.
218:20 was the time. 218:00.
Man, I ...
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Roger. You - we show you GO on the ground here.
We'd like to have a fuel cell pressure reading,
Roger. 740 psi, has 56 percent.
219:06:04 CC Roger. Understand 740 - 56 percent. We'd like
to also have an QAMS propellant quantity readout.
219:06:12 C Roger. Reading 21 percent on-board.
219:06:15 CC That was 31 percent..
219:06:18 C Negative. 21 percent.
219:06:20 CC 21 percent. Would you give me an CAMS source
219:06:33 C About 1300.
219:06:35 CC Roger. Understand. 1300. We have nothing else
for you at this time. Standing by.
219:06:43 C Roger.
219:07:12 CC We show your external lead on the Command Pilot
as still being bad.
219:07:22 C Roger. Also on operation ...
219:07:25 CC Roger. Would you turn your Quantity Read switch
219:07:33 CC Roger. Thank you.
219:08:39 CC Would you - have you noticed any change in your
fuel cell O2 pressures in the past time? We have
a suspected stuck transducer. Your ground T/hL
has not changed in the past 20 hours.
219:09:01 C Our gage hasn't changed either.
219:09:04 CC Roger. Understand.
219:09:05 C But the heater is cycling in here because we're
getting jumps on the ammeter.
219:09:26 C Did you read, Hawaii?
219:09:27 CC That's affirmative, VII.
219:09:30 C Okay, thank you.
219:12:30 CC Gemini VII, you also have a IF 6 coming up over
the RKV on this pass.
219:12:39 P Roger, Hawaii.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
219:39:24. CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
219:39:16 C Go ahead, RKV. Gemini VII.
219:39:18 CC Roger. Before you start the purge, I'd like to
run through the sequence. I would like you to
first purge Section 1, H 2 and Og, then close the
Fuel Cell control 2 circuit breaker, then purge
Section 2 Hg and O2, and then open the Fuel Cell
control 2 circuit breaker.
219:39:37 CC Okay. We're standing by for your purge.
219:39:39 C ... Section 1 has been dumping off all night.
219:39:49 CC Roger.
219:40:33 CC It looks all right, Gemini VII.
219:40:40 CC Roger.
219:40:42 CC I've got quite a bit of information about the
rendezvous when you're ready to copy.
219:40:45 C Go ahead.
219:40:49 CC Okay. I've got a block update.
Area 140-2: 222:11:57. Area 141-Bravo:
224:49:06. Area 142-Delta: 225:46:10. Area
143-2: 227:20:08. Area 144-2: 228:55:58.
Area 145-1: 220:24:38. 146-1: 221:59:57. Area
147-1: 233:35:28. The altitudes ... for all
areas is 21 plus 40.
The weather is good in all areas.
Tour next fuel cell purge after you wake up will
be at Carnarvon, at Area 144. The time will be
230 plus 01.
Purge on 230 plus 01.
Roger. I'll bring you up to date on the OAMS
status. Tour fuel remaining is 45 pounds. The
oxidizer remaining is 109 pounds. The oxygen
percentage remaining is 25 percent. The on-board
gage readings are 21 percent ... that's one per-
cent of what we expected.
I'd like to give you a bedtime ... Okay, ECS 0g
. . . switch should be off, your Fuel Cell 0 2 . . .
switch to AUTO, your Fuel Cell H 2 switch to OFF.
... ECS 0 2 position tonight.
. . . fuel cell now.
Okay. Tour ... per maximum. We'd like you to
pump it up to 490 and the minimum for tonight
would be 445*
490 and 445.
219:43:46 CC Right.
219:43:52 CC I'll give you a little rundown on the spacecraft
• • ■
219:43:57 C Go.
219:43:58 CC Okay. Your Fuel Cell 0 2 pressure's been reading
about 910 psi for the last 20 hours. We think
the transducer is stuck on that fuel cell with
control 2 circuit breaker which keeps popping.
We have a good explanation right now. It's
probably one of the coils didn't make contact
when it opened.
219:44:21 C Roger.
219:44:22 CC Over a long time of conducting, the coil may have
burned out the insulation, resulting in a lower
resistance yet. I think this might be ... on
219:44:32 C Roger.
219:44:39 CC Roger.
219:44:49 CC I'm going to revolve the ... 209 ... section,
the Delta-P light went out about 210 and as you
know it came back at 211. ... O2 H 2 ... raise
the O2 pressure slightly . . . water .
219:45:10 C Roger.
219:45:26 CC We'll give you some music on HF for the next
219:45:29 C Thank you.
219:45:34 CC ... over South America this last time.
220:42:19 C Okay. Bo man dumping urine at 220:41.
... go now.
• • •
Yes, sir. We're ... on the spot.
What'd he say?
I can't eat . . .
• • «
I wonder if I got . . .
Let's see. We only have 12 more meals?
Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday?
Eight . . . Lovell dumping urine at 220 : 59 .
. . . really . . .
230:01:01 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you place
your Crossover switch to the ON position and
leave it ON for 30 minutes, 30 minutes, 30
230:01:10 C Roger. Crossover coming ON for 30 minutes.
230:01:14 CC Roger, and we're set up to have a purge for this
pass. We'd like to start out with a normal purge
230:01:22 C Normal purge on Section 1.
230:03:00 CC Okay, Gemini VII. Before we start the purge on
Section 2, we're going to have to turn that
Section 2 Control circuit breaker off. Let me
know as soon as you finish with Section 1.
230:03:12 C Roger.
230:04:12 CC Roger.
230:04:54 CC Okay. Would you place your Quantity Read switch
to the FUEL CELL H 2 position?
230:05:01 C H 2 position reading about 490 psi.
230:05:07 CC Roger. Okay. I have a three-item flight plan
update if you're prepared to copy.
230:05:20 C G o ahead.
230:05:22 CC Roger. I don't - Node update 5: 230:41:31;
Remarks; Rev 144; 99.7 degrees west; right ascen-
sion, 09 hours, 03 minutes, 58 seconds. A flight
plan time line update: change 232:00:00 to
232:10:00. HF test: 232:10:00; Sequence Number
01; attitude control not required; use UHF for
station passes; stop at 233:40:00. Last item:
232:17:49; crew status report, Command Pilot at
Texas. Do you copy?
230:06:44 C I have it all.
230:06:49 CC Okay, would you place your Quantity Read switch to
the FUEL CELL 0 2 position?
230:06:57 C Purge is complete and Fuel Cell Control Number 2
circuit breaker is off.
230:07:01 CC Roger. Thank you.
230:07:16 CC A reminder that the BIO MED Recorder Number 2 is
to go off at 230:10:00.
230:07:26 C Roger.
230:07:29 CC Okay. Tou can place your Quantity Read switch
to the OFF position.
230:07:46 CC Okay. We'll have an LOS here shortly. Good
morning from Australia, and that completes the
items for this pass.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Good morning, Houston. VII here.
The BLUE TEAM wishes you a good morning.
How is everything this morning?
Pretty good. You're coming in pretty weak,
230:47:23 CC Okay, Jim. Could I have an CAMS prop readout,
230:47:28 P 21 percent.
230:47:31 CC 21 percent?
230:47:32 P Two-one percent.
230:47:35 CC Roger. Would you please verify your Crossover off?
230:47:38 P Roger. Crossover is off.
230:47:41 CC Did you see any rates resulting from ECS 0 2 ?
230:47:46 P I'm going to look outside. Just a minute.
230:48:11 P They're not bad, Charlie.
230:48:13 CC Okay, very good. Listen, E-CCM thinks your
pressure transducer on fuel cell 0? is hung up.
We'd like you to turn your Fuel Cell O2 Heater
switch to OFF for one or two revolutions to let
the tank pressure decay slightly, and perhaps to
unstick the transducer.
230:48:31 P Roger. Fuel Cell 0 2 going - Heater going off at
230:48:34 CC Okay, and you can turn your Delay Data Transmitter
back - Transmitter circuit breaker off and this
won't be used again since the tape - the tape
recorder has failed.
230:48:48 F Do you want the Tape Recorder Power circuit breaker
230:48:50 CC Yes, that's your Delay Time Transmitter circuit
230:48:58 P Okay, the Delay Time is turned off.
230:49:02 CC And listen, are you aware that last night you
passed Cooper's individual time in orbit? His
record was 22 - 225£ hours or so and you're now
standing almost 240 hours.
230:49:18 P No, we forgot about that.
230:49:20 CC Almost 231 hours, I guess.
230:49:25 P 230 hours, 49 minutes, and 28 seconds, Charlie.
230:49:28 CC You're exactly right.
230:49:39 CC Did your Delta-P light go out any time the Cross-
over was on, Gemini VII?
230:49:44 P Negative.
230:49:45 CC Okay. Next stateside pass will probably be a
UHF 6 pass.
230:49:52 C Very well.
230:49:57 C How's everything in Houston?
230:49:59 CC Real fine.
230:50:02 P Charlie, could you take a message for me?
230:50:04 CC Sure, I'd be happy to.
230:50:06 P Would you tell Doctor LaChance, of the Crew's
System Division, that his chicken with gravy
should be labeled gravy with chicken.
230:50:14 CC Chicken with gravy instead of - okay, I got it.
230:50:24 C Charlie, this - -
230:50:25 CC Okay.
230:50:26 C Cell fold mode out of this venting seems to be
a left roll and a left yaw.
230:50:30 C Left roll and left yaw.
230:50:34 C It's very close to these smoke and we haven't
even looked outside for 10 hours.
230:50:39 CC Okay, real good.
230:50:46 CC Would you like to hear some of late last night's
230:50:49 C Sure would.
230:50:51 CC Well, there is quite a bit of stuff from Vietnam.
The Marines and the Vietnamese troops eased into
mopping up stage of Harvest Moon today. There is
an estimate that ground and air strikes have
killed about 1000 of their quarry, which is a
hard-core Viet Cong regiment. US officers said
the area where the 3700 Viet Cong had stopped to
hold their ground against an allied task force of
several thousand men is not secure, supposing to
keep it that way. Here's something from Notre
Dame, the college. There was apparently a group of
students that were going to fast for clerical
freedom of speech. The college told them to go
right ahead. Then all of a sudden all the f asters
230:51:49 P Great.
230:51:54 CC Psychological warfare experts are mighty happy in
that, voluntarily, a group of 22 Viet Cong platoon,
a group of 22 in a Viet Cong platoon surrendered
to the 173rd Airborne at Quang Ngai, which is 60
miles east of Saigon. A US spokesman said that was
the largest single defection of armed insurgents
230:52:21 CC Don't have any sports news. Apparently we don't
get that on our tape. I'd be happy to give you
some if there were. There's been a little turnover
in the management of the Oilers.
230:52:34 P Of the Oilers or the Astros?
230:52:37 CC That was the Astros. Had you heard about that?
230:52:41 P Yes, we heard about that yesterday.
230:52:42 CC Okay.
230:52:43 P Checked with Frank before they made the turnover.
230:52:46 CC Yes.
230:52:54 C How are things going at the Cape, Charlie?
230:52:56 CC Things are going along real well, Frank. They are
going to do it in abbreviated mid-count this
morning and pick up the counts tomorrow night at
the regular time.
230:53:09 C What time is launch scheduled for now?
230:53:12 CC It's 8:37.
230:53:14 C Houston or Cape time?
230:53:17 CC That's Cape time.
230:53:22 C "M" equals four.
230:53:24 CC I beg your pardon.
230:53:26 C Is that the rendezvous at the fourth apogee?
230:53:28 CC That's affirmative.
230:53:35 C Can you tell us what our orbit has decayed to now?
230:53:38 CC Stand by one.
230:53:45 CC It's right about 1 and 61 1/2, Frank. We haven't
tracked yet this morning to get any good updated
information. We'll give you that just as soon as
we get a good track on it.
230:53:58 C Okay.
230:54:02 CC Say, we have some dim-light photography updates we
would like to give you if it would be of any
230:54:10 CC Would you like to take that?
230:54:12 C Get it later on, Wade. We've got all of our -
we're eating right now.
230:54:14 CC Yes, I understand that. We'll give that with your
big flight plan update.
230:54:19 C Very good.
230:54:22 C We would like it. We want to get the photography
taken care of tonight and Thursday and Friday night
if we can.
230:54:30 CC Okay, real good. We think we'll have a pretty
interesting day for you today. We hope so.
230:55:06 C What time do you go off duty, Charlie?
230:55:08 CC I go off at seven.
230:55:12 CC That's seven local. Can I do something for you,
230:55:19 C No, I just wondered. It's been a long time for you,
230:55:20 CC Yes. I bet it's been a lot longer for you all
230:55:26 C Yes, Jim and I are beginning to notice the days
seem to be lengthening a little.
230:55:30 CC Yes, I'll bet.
230:55:34 CC But believe me, we can hack it if you can.
230:55:38 C Got any problems ... Frank ...
230:55:52 C Who is the Surgeon on duty with you, Charlie?
230:55:55 CC I beg your pardon? Oh, it's Nick Kuhns.
230:56:07 CC Gemini VII. Nick Kuhns is the BLUE Surgeon.
230:56:10 C I figured he'd have the night shift. He never goes
to bed anyway.
230:56:14 CC (LAUGHTER)
230:56:16 CC He's laughing.
231:35:58 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing for
you this pass. We're standing by.
231:36:03 C Thank you, Carnarvon.
231:41:35 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
231:41:39 C Go ahead, Carnarvon.
231:41:41 CC Roger. We're starting activities on Pad 19 at the ■
present time and we'd like to have you turn the DCS
circuit breaker off in approximately 5 minutes from
231:41:52 C Roger. DCS circuit breaker will be coming off in
231:41:56 CC Roger. And we'd like to have you turn REAL-TIME
T/M on for Texas, and their acquisition time will
231:42:08 C 232:16 acquisition for Texas, and the REAL-TIME T/M
231:42:12 CC That's affirm.
Lovell urinating at 231:53; 231:53 Lovell ...
Borman dumping urine , . .
. . . that with a player .
No! No! No! No! ...
With this vehicle.
Voltage ... this isn't holding like it should be.
The fuel cells aren't working. ...
Roger. Suits are off. Both of them. And every-
thing ... cold. The cabin, of course, is cool
hot . ... by warming up a little when we go to
sleep and then turning to cold when we wake up.
Gemini VII, Houston. Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Roger. This won't be a UHF 6 pass as previously
mentioned. Would you verify your T/M in REAL-TIME
And place your adapter C-Band CONTINUOUS. Place
Tape Playback to RESET momentarily, then COMMAND.
Leave C-Band and REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID in
CONTINUOUS until Canaries LOS. I note you have
temperature. Would you start your blood pressure,
please? Am passing you over to Flight Surgeon.
Gemini VII. Your cuff is full-Bcale.
Gemini VII. While that's bleeding down, could the
Pilot tell me if the M-l has been going continuous-
ly, and whether he has any comment on the cuff
Gemini VII, this is Houston Surgeon. I'll come to
you again in a moment. Stand by.
Gemini VII. We have a good blood pressure. You
can start your exercise now, please.
Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. Would the Pilot
comment on the pneumatic cuff comfort for thigh
Here comes the blood pressure.
Roger. We copy coming.
The cuffs are okay. He's on an HF test on another
frequency, and the cuffs are okay.
Roger. Gemini VII, thank you.
Tour cuff is full-scale.
Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. While that's bleeding
down, could you give me a reading on your Suit and-
Cabin Temperature Control valve setting?
Roger. Suits FULL FLOW, both of them, and every-
thing is FULL COLD. The cabin, of course, is
We can retain very nice conditions by wanning up
a little when we go to sleep and then turning them
back cold when we wake up.
Roger. Gemini VII, we have a good blood pressure.
While you're turning over to your food and water
log, would you comment on your sleep last night,
Jim got about 7 hours and I got about 6 hours of
pretty good sleep.
Both pretty good?
The Pilot now has a total of 653 ounces of water.
We had this morning Day 10, Heal A, and he did not
eat the peanut cubes. I did not eat the beef
sandwiches. He's had Column 5.24, Column 6.4.
Command Pilot's had 730 ounces of water, Column
5.26, Column 6.5.
Roger. And we're standing by for your supper
report last night.
Had Day 11, Heal - stand by with us, that's not
We had a Heal C last night. I think it was Day 10,
Heal C, I think.
Roger. Frank, we'll put it down and check to see
it wasn't recorded before. Would you give us a
total gun count, now?
3521. Your lips and nose satisfactorily comfort-
Say again, please?
Are you having any difficulty with drying of your
lips and nose?
We're using the skin cream. We're about out of it.
We're getting to the stage now where we're starting
to itch a little bit, Nick.
On the skin generally, or on the scalp only?
Scalp and the crotch and that - we're just getting
a little crummy.
Understand. Gemini VII, you did a good job of
putting the bio sensors back on. We appreciate
that good work. Over to CAP COM.
Gemini VII, Houston. I have a flight plan update
Stand by a minute, please.
Right. In passing, I might say that the experi-
menters on D-4/D-7 are extremely happy with the
results that you've given them.
Go ahead with the update.
Time: 232:35:13; PLA update at Canaries. Time:
233:11:13; crew status report on Pilot at Carnarvon.
Next item: Apollo Landmark; 234:21:11; Sequence
97; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 15 degrees
right. 234:47:13: purge fuel cells at Carnarvon.
S-8/D-13: 235:30:00; Sequence 02; pitch 30 degrees
down, yaw 1 degree left; time of closest approach,-
235:31:18. Time: 236:00:00; BI0-MED Recorder
Number 1 CONTINUOUS . Time: 236:10:00; power-up
platform using on-board platform power-up and
alinement check list. Aline platform SEF and
switch coolant pumps prior to turning platform on.
Time: 236:20:00; exercise period. Next item is
dim-light photos: 236:50:00; Sequence 04; Remarks,
day sky, pitch 0 degrees, yaw 180 degrees, roll 35
degrees left. If there are any questions on the
dim-light photo, I'll be happy to try to answer
them. I've got a good list of them.
That's a day sky you say?
You say that was a day sky?
That's day sky. Sequence 04. You can expect a
GO/NO-GO at Carnarvon at 233:11:13.
Houston, Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Why are we bringing the platform up today?
We have a critical D-4/D-7 that we'd like you to
monitor. I have some more flight plan update for
you. Are you ready to copy?
* * *
D^4/D-7: 237:04:02; Sequence 429; Mode 02; pitch
25 degrees down, yaw 36 degrees left. Turn REAL-
TIME transmitter on for this measurement. Do not
use experiment recorder. Time of test is 237:05:21.
Gemini VII, Houston. Request you turn HF off for a
few minutes so we can get good T/M.
Turn what - -
Continuing your flight plan update. Time:
237:10:00; will begin your eat period. 238:00:00;
BIO^tED Recorder 1 off. Item D-4/D-7: at
238:18:40; Sequence 430; Mode 04; pitch 63 degrees
down, yaw 90 degrees left. Turn REAL-TIME trans-
mitter on. Kwajalein will receive. Make 30 seconds
of background measurements. Last item: 238:25:00;
purge fuel cells at Hawaii and power-down. Gemini
VII, did you read?
. . . read you.
CC Gemini VII. I read you loud and clear.
P Okay. I'll be signing off.
CC Thank you. You can turn the HF on now again,
Gemini VII. Thank you very much.
P Roger. Can we turn our HF back on again, Houston,
or do you want to leave if off?
CC You can turn HF on.
P HFC ... UHF. This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Gemini VII, at GET at 232 hours,
35 minutes and 20 seconds.
CC Gemini VII, Canary.
C Go ahead, Canary.
CC Roger. I have a PLA update for you when you are
ready to copy.
C We're ready. Go ahead, please.
CC Okay. 148-1: 235:11:09. 149-4: 238:03:30. 150-4:
239:38:59- 151-4: 241:14:25. 152-3: 242:31:51.
153-3: 244:07:22. RET 400 K is 21 plus 40. Weather
is good in all areas.
C Thank you, Canary.
CC VII, Canary. Would you turn your HF transmitter
off for just a little bit, so we can get some good
232:38:16 C Roger. It's off.
232:38:18 CC Just the keying.
232:39:40 C Okay, VII. You can go back to keying on the HF
232:40:13 P This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII. GET at 232 hours, 40 minutes and 20
232:43:42 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
232:43:43 CC Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VII.
232:43:46 CC Roger. Would you place your C-Adapter switch to
232:43:51 C Roger.
232:43:54 C Canary, Gemini VII.
232:43:56 CC Would you place your T/M switch to COMMAND also?
232:44:01 C Roger.
232:44:02 CC Okay.
232:44:03 C Listen, that 2C is starting down again, and tell
Houston I'm concerned about turning on that
platform, and making all that water with these
fuel cells the way they are.
232:44:12 CC Okay. We'll relay the message.
232:44:14 C Thank you.
232:50:08 P This is Gemini VII. This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Gemini VII GET at . . .
232:56:27 P This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII GET at . . .
232:58:27 CC Gemini VII, Houston.