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Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, Houston. Place your Crossover ON, and
request an on-board readout of 2C .
2C is dovm to 2 amps.
You read, Houston?
Roger, Gemini VII. Thank you.
Roger. Did you get my message about the platform?
That's affirmative. We're considering that now,
I think . . to turn the platform on under these
Roger, We'll be back with you on the next state-
Incidentally, you wondered about your orbit. Tour
present orbit, from tracking, for the last state-
side pass was 163.I by 159.7.
GET of Gemini VI lift-off is about 258:07-
Houston, Gemini VII.
Gemini VII, GO.
This 429, 237:04:02 ... RAD 2.
Say again. Say again, Gemini VII.
Sequence 429, D-4/D-7, is that RAD 2?
That's 02, Sequence 02.
That's Mode 02, but what about the RAD?
We'll be back with you on the next stateside pass,
Gemini VII. I'm not sure I'm reading.
This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII CEET at . . .
Gemini VII. One statement. Do not use experiment
Roger. Understand. Do not use experiment recorder.
This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII GET at . . .
This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII . GET at . . .
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Turn the DCS
circuit breaker on.
Roger. It's on.
Roger. Thank you.
Okay, and you can terminate that HF keying test.
Negative. Just for this pass.
Gemini VII, Vfe're ready for yotir blood pressure.
Carnarvon, will you tell Houston we have a question
about the Sequence 246 and Mode 2, but we thought
that should be RAD 3.
Gemini VII. Your cuff is full-scale. Instead of
Say again, Gemini VII?
D-4/D-7: Sequence - D-4/D-7 - Sequence 429. I
understand it's Mode 2. We want to know what the
RAD should be on it.
233:12:06 CC Roger.
233:12:41 CC Gemini VII. We have a valid blood pressiire. We're
ready for your exercise .
233:12:53 CC That's affirmative, now.
233:12:55 C Thank you.
233:13:01 P MARK.
233:13:02 CC Can we have another Class 1 main, please?
233:13:24 P Blood pressure coming down.
233:13:25 CC Roger.
233:13:37 CC Cuff is full-scale.
233:14:24 CC We have a good blood pressure. Thaunk you. Surgeon
233:14:28 CC Okay, Gemini VII. Carnarvon CAP CCM. We're stand-
ing by for your GO/HO-GO readings.
233:14:33 C Roger. Here they are. Main batteries 1, 2, and
3 read 22.8 volts. Number 4 is 22.5 volts. My
fuel cell stack readouts: lA, 3.5 amps; IB, 4-0; .
IC, 3.0; 2A, 3.0; 2C, 2.0.
233:14:58 C Main bus voltage, 26.5- RCS A, 3,080 degrees.
RCS B, 2,975 degrees. Loft-hand Secondary Og,
5400. Right-hand Secondary Og, 5300.
233:15:26 CC Okay. Gemini VII, -
233:15:33 CC Gemini VII, we have you GO here on the ground and
I 'm going to update your Tj^ clock at this time .
233:15:39 C Roger.
233:15:45 CC Roger. We have you updated and in sync on the
233:15:50 C Thank you.
233:15:59 CC Okay. And that time is for 2 days ahead. You have
a GO for Area 17S-1.
233:16:07 C Thank you.
233:16:37 CC Gemini VII, that GO is for Area 163-1. However,
the Tj^ time is for 178-1.
233:16:48 C Roger. We thought you were getting pretty liberal.
233:16:51 CC Roger.
233:17:25 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. The RAD on that experiment
should be 3.
233:17:37 CC Do you copy?
233:17:41 C Roger. We copy. Thank you,
233:17:43 CC Roger.
233:17:46 CC We have nothing much further for you. Would you
turn your DCS circuit breaker to the OPEN position
5 minutes from now.
233:17:56 C Roger.
233:17:58 CC Okay. And you can start that HF keying again.
233:18:02 C Roger. We'll leave the Crossover switch on till
we get back over the States, and talk to them about
the fuel cells. Is that correct?
233:18:07 CC That's affirmative.
233:18:09 C Thank you.
233:20:10 P This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII. GET 232 hours, 35 minutes, 22 seconds.
Borman dumping urine at ...
233:25:15 P This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII. GET at 232 hours, 30 minutes, 34
Borman dumping tirine at 233 • • •
This is Gemini VII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, h, 3, 2, 1.
Gemini VII. (MT at 232 hovirs, 34 minutes, 25
This is Gemini VII. Testing HF. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5,
4, 3, 2, 1, Gemini VII. At CET of 233 hours 40
minutes, 19 seconds. ...
This is Gemini VII broadcasting HF. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Gemini VII at (3ET of 233 hours ...
minutes . . . seconds .
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM. Place your T/M
switch to REAL-TIKE and ACQ-AID position.
Roger. We have it. Place your adapter C-Band to
Everything looks real good here on the ground. We
don't have anything special for you. We'll be
Roger , Understand .
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
Good morning to you.
We are ready to place the Fuel Cell Og Heater sicLtch
back on, but first we would like a readout from you
on that pressure.
233:53:58 C Roger. The pressiire reads 740.
233:54:04 CC Roger. For your information, we read a steady
indication throughout the period you had it off,
so we're convinced that it is an inoperative
233:54:16 C Roger. We've been plotting it steady also.
233:54:20 CC Roger. Okay, we're ready for you to put the Fuel
Cell Og Heater switch back in the AUTO position.
233:54:26 C Roger. I did and we got an increase in amps, so I
guess that the heater's working still.
233:54:32 CC Roger. In regard to OAMS fuel usage, we want you
to realize that we had originally planned for you
to use control attitude as you find it necessary.
But vrfiatever you can conserve is just that much
more that we can use for the experiments.
233:54:58 C Roger.
233:54:01 CC S^lrgeon advises that you have - stand by.
233:54:09 CC Sirrgeon advises that you have an external lead
that's marginal or coming loose, Frank, and we'd
like to make a check to find vAiich one it is.
Would you hold the top one on for a minute, please?
233:55:37 CC Are you holding the top one on, Frank?
233:55:40 C Roger.
233:55:47 CC Okay, now hold the lower one on and release the top
233:55:53 C Holding the lower one on.
233:55:55 CC Roger.
233:56:14 CC Okay, it's apparently the lower one that has the
poor contact, Frank, and we'd like you to replace
that or put it on again as you did with Jim's at
the first opportunity you have.
233:56:27 C Roger. How is your reading now?
taking the squib batteries off the line during a
purge. I'd like to read off that procedure to you
and have you look it over. And be ready, we'd like
to try it on the next purge, specifically to
observe the change in the main bus current during
that period to see just how much it is. The think-
ing here is that if we can do this, we will be
conserving the squib battery power, and we're also
considering turning the squib batteries off
completely. But we're not ready to do that yet.
So let me read you this procedt^re and you'll have
it on hand for the next time we do a purge.
CC It's a poor reading.
C Thank you.
CC It got better for a second there.
C Roger .
CC We have a procedure that has been made up for
233:57:44 C Go ahead.
233:57:45 CC Have you got a - are you ready to copy? It's
233:57:48 C Roger.
233:57:52 CC Place Squib Battery 1, Squib Battery switch 1 OFF.
Squib Battery 2, Squib Battery switch 2 OFF, Step •
Nvimber 2: place Bus Tie switch 1 ON, Bus Tie switch
2 ON. Step 3: place Squib Battery switch 3 OFF.
Place Crossover switch ON. Step 5? normal purge,
Section 1. Do you copy so far?
233:58:43 C Roger.
233:58:45 CC Step 6: Fuel Cell Control circuit breaker Number
2, this ON; monitor change in main bus current.
Step 7: normal purge. Section 2. Step 8: Fuel
Cell Control 2 circuit breaker OFF, monitor change
in main bus cvurent. Step 9: Crossover switch OFF.
Step 10: Squib Battery switch 3 ON. Step 11; Bus
Tie switch 1 OFF, Bus Tie switch 2 OFF. Step 12:
Squib Battery switch 1 ON, Squib Battery switch 2
ON. Do you copy?
234:00:26 C Roger. We have it.
234:00:28 CC Roger.
234:00:45 C Were you concerned about the squib bus voltage,
234:00:47 CC Oh, it's just a procediu^ to try to conserve some
of the power in the squib batteries. They tell me
that this should save one-ninth of the squib bus
power from now to the end of the mission.
234:01:03 C Okay.
234:01:05 C How about this powering-up the platform? Are you
satisfied with the fuel cells the way they are?
234:01:11 CC We're still working on that - looking into that
234:01:14 C Thank you.
234:01:29 CC We're apparently getting some interference from HF
on our T/>1 signals during your HF Tests. Have you
been copying 2C current?
234:01:43 C Roger. 2C current is now - just a minute - stand
by - 2 amps.
234:01:49 CC Roger.
234:02:00 CC Are you keying the HF at the present time?
234:02:06 CC Drop it off for a minute and let us get a good
T/M reading here.
234:02:10 C We're not doing anything. We haven't had the HF
on since 40.
234:02:13 CC Roger.
234:12:03 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
234:12:05 C Go ahead, Canary.
234:12:07 CC Roger. Just some information. We'd like you to
keep that Crossover svdtch on until after the purge.
234:12:U C Roger.
234:12:15 CC That'll be over Carnarvon. If you can put your
Quantity Read switch to the OFF position now.
234:12:21 CC Thank you.
234:12:27 C It looks like you have a pretty clear day there,
234:12:29 CC Take a picture.
234:12:32 C Smile.
234:12:40 CC Did you get it?
234:12:42 C Roger. It was very, very ...
234:12:44 CC Thank you.
234:13:43 CC VII, Canary. Would you give us an on-board reading
on fuel cell Oj pressure, please?
234:13:52 C It's still 750. It's not low.
234:13:55 CC 750, is that right?
234:13:57 C Roger.
234:13:58 CC Okay, thank you. You can go to OFF on the switch.
234:18:41 C Roger.
234:22:48 P What? Note for Apollo Landmark: Africa at 15
degrees north latitude; usually poor for landmark
due to cloud cover and . . . quite a bit of fires down
here - haae, smoke and quite a bit of cloud covers,
although it's early in the moming. United Arab
Republic, Arabia, Arab - Algeria, Libya, and western
coastline of Morocco; and ... south that area ...
landmark. Beautiful pictures of Canary, blue water,
very low clouds . . .
234:46:59 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Would you turn your T/M
switch to the REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID position,
234:47:06 C Roger, Carnarvon.
234:47:08 CC Roger. We have it. Turn your adapter C-Band to
234:47:13 P Roger.
234:47:15 CC Okay. We're going to get a fuel cell purge this
time. We have a procedure >riiich we would like for
you to follow. I will read it out to you.
234:47:47 CC Okay. On the purge, when we get to Step 7, monitor
main bus current. We would like to have a pause
there, please. And also, on Step 10, will you
monitor change in main bus current again?
234:48:05 CC Okay, you can start your purge any time, VII.
234:48:09 C Roger. Going through the special purge procedures.
234:48:11 CC That's affirm.
234:53:49 P Carnarvon, Fuel Cell Control circuit breaker 2
234:53:52 CO Roger.
234:53:54 P And also the switch coming off.
234:54:08 P And the switch coming off.
234:54:09 CC Roger.
234:54:22 P Squib batteries main coming on.
234:54:24 CC Roger.
234:54:34 P We noticed no change in main bus amps that time.
234:54:37 CC Roger. We copy.
234:54:57 P Bus Batteries 1 and 2 are off, and Squib Batteries
1 and 2 are on.
234:55:00 CC Roger.
234:55:04 CC And position your Cryo Qxiantity Gage switch to
234:55:17 CC Okay. We're getting ready for - close to LOS here.
If I fail to get to you after our LOS, go back to
the CCMIAND position on your T/M switch and the
adapter C-Band. Go to the FUEL CELL 0^, please.
234:55:46 CC Okay. To FUEL CELL Hg, please.
234:55:57 CC Can I have an on-board readout on fuel cell Og
234:56:04 P 750, Carnarvon.
234:56:07 CC Roger. Go to - TAi switch to REAL-TIME in ACQ-AID,
adapter C-Band to CONTINUOUS.
235:08:31 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
235:08:36 C Roger, Houston. Loud and clear.
235:08:37 CC Roger. S-8 is deleted on this pass due to weather.
Do you copy?
235:08:46 C Okay. Thank you.
235:10:39 CO Gemini VII, Hoiaston. HF is available if you're
235:10:43 C Thank you.
235:15:09 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM.
235:15:11 C Gk> ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
235:15:12 CC What position is your T/M switch in?
235:15:16 C It's in the CCMMAND position.
235:15:17 CC Roger,
235:15:26 CC What position is yotir DCS circuit breaker in?
235:15:32 C To the OFF position.
235:15:34 CC You're saying it's open?
235:15:36 C Roger.
235:15:37 CC Okay, Would you close your DCS circuit breaker?
235:15:39 C Roger,
235:15:41 CC Thank you. What position is your adapter C-Band
235:15:45 C CCfmND.
235:15:46 CC Okay.
235:15:53 C We've been doing it manually over the other
235:15:56 CC Okay.
235:16:01 CC Okay. How are you doing this morning?
235:16:03 C Pretty good. How are you?
235:16:04 CC Oh, not bad. A little bit wet. We show you GO
down here on the ground.
235:16:07 C Thank you.
235:16:12 CC Bad night last night.
235:16:53 CO Okay, VII. We've got nothing for you. We'll be
standing by if you need us.
235:16:57 C Thank you.
235:27:24 CC Gemini VII, this is Texas CAP CCM. You need not
acknowledge this transmission. We've got you GO
on the ground and are standing by.
235:27:30 C Ihank you.
235:31:01 CC Gemini VII, Houston,
235:31:03 C Go ahead.
235:31:05 CC We'd like you to put the Crossover switch on again,
Jim - Frank, and leave it on until we get to the
power-up. You should, of course, turn if off if
you get a Delta-P 1 light on at any time .
235:31:20 C Roger.
235:31:21 P You want us to go ahead and power the platform up?
235:31:24 CC Negative. Not now. That doesn't come until 236:30,
I believe it is. Is that right?
235:31:31 C That's right.
235:31:34 CC I've got a H-^ coming up.
235:31:41 P We received it.
235:31:43 CC Roger.
235:31:55 C ... cloudy over the States today j Elliot.
235:31:57 CC Roger. Looks like the White Sands is going to be
okay, or rather Holloman, for your pass on the next
revolution. We had a good weather report just a
235:32:10 C We just saw White Sands, and Holloman had some
clouds over it, but it wasn't too bad.
We are interested if you've had a Delta-P light
or Delta-P light go out at any time this morning
with any of the operations vre've performed.
The Surgeon would like to talk to you for a minute
here. We need an evaluation of your airflow
Frank, in evaluating the suit situation, and par-
ticularly the suit-off situation, we'd like to get
some evaluation of vrtiat you've done about airflow.
Where you've had your hoses, and if you've had any
time with no airflow at all on you, and we need
some sort of an actual evaluation by hours and
time that you've had it in these various positions,
and your own sub;)ective feeling about vhat the
comfort level was. We don't need to have all this
passed down to us, but we need to have you work out
some sort of a plan for doing it there.
We have tried several different positions. We have
settled on one where the auxt outlet hose down by
our left knee - the suit inlet hose goes up over
my right shoulder and Jim's left shoulder, and it's
very, very comfortable.
Have you had any time with no airflow across you at
. . . the air flows across us in this position.
All this bugaboo about no connection is a bunch
of bologna. It's no problem at all.
That ' s one of the things that they were interested
in trying to pin down, I think. So they're going
to be real interested in your results and comments
How did you decide on this position, Frank? Is
this a matter of temperature comfort?
235:34:16 C Just overall comfort. We tried several positions
and just settled on this one.
235:34:20 P In reality, Elliot, there are only two places >re
can put the outblow hose. That's here on the side
by the center box or alongside by our knee. We're
trying both. This position is just as comfortable
as the other one and it's out of the way.
235:34:35 CC Roger. And you have it taped down there or tied
down with velcros?
235:34:42 P Right.
235:34:46 CC Frank, you haven't tried to replace that lead yet,
235:34:49 C Not yet. I did try to put it down with tape but
I didn't replace the lead. Is it still bad?
235:34:53 CC Yes, it's still very bad, Frank. It's worse now
than it was ... It's totally unreadable, so I think
you're going to have to do the -vrtiole bit with it.
235:35:08 CC We are planning to go ahead with the platform
power-up, VII, on the time scheduled. We feel that
it's going to be okay.
235:35:16 C Okay.
235:35:19 CC Place your C-Band Adapter switch to COMMAND.
235:35:22 C It is in COMMAND.
235:35:24 CC Roger.
235:35:25 C We have the ECS circuit breaker closed now also.
235:35:31 CC That's fine.
235:35:32 C Okay.
235:35:35 CC The tests on the pad have been completed. You can
leave it there.
235:35:39 C Okay.
235:35:57 CC I guess word got to you that we do not want to try
the D-4 and the MSC-4 at the same time. We decided
against that. We'll be doing the D-4 on the next
235:36:07 P Roger. B-U on the next pass.
235:36:42 P Houston, this is VII.
235:36:44 CC Go ahead.
235:36:46 P Suggest that for Apollo Landmarks, not to try any-
thing below 150 degrees north latitude in Africa.
Continually clouded over either with regular clouds
or smoke of the fires. We've had very little success
below 150 degrees north latitude.
235:37:03 CC Roger. Copy, VII.
235:37:09 P That includes our last Apollo attempt at Sequence 97.
235:37:14 CC Roger. Understand it was too smoky or cloudy there.
235:37:17 P Too cloudy in this particular spot.
235:37:20 CC Roger.
235:37:25 CC Are you ready for the day's news?
235:37:29 P Roger.
235:37:36 CC The Gemini news is all about the dust cover left in
the gas generator line - oxidizer line. It's been
fixed, by the way, and everything's looking real good
for the launch tomorrow morning. Talked to Wally
and Tom this morning, and they are all ready to go.
Randy Lovelace, Dr. Lovelace and his wife are missing
in a small private plane flight from Aspen to
Albuquerque. Keep you posted on that one. Daryl
Royal has turned down Oklahoma's coaching offer. He
has 8 years to run on his present Texas contract.
Currently, they're now trying to get Georgia's coach,
Vince Dooley, And the carrier Independence is back
in Norfolk after seven months off Vietnam.
235:38:28 P Got lot of sense on the Independence.
235:38:30 CC Roger.
235:39:32 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
235:39:34 P Go ahead.
235:39:36 CC Did you place the Crossover switch on, Jim?
235:39:39 P That's affirmative. Been on since you told us to.
235:39:42 CC Roger. Would you check the Fuel Cell and
Regulator circuit breaker?
235:39:53 P They are both on. Regulator and Heater circuit
235:39:57 CC Roger.
235:40:08 CC Vfe were wondering if we're actually getting the
Crossover open because we aren't seeing the change
in the cell that we did yesterday.
235:40:17 P We've noticed that too.
235:40:20 CC Roger.
235:59:14 P BIO MED recorder to CONTINUOUS.
236:10:13 P Here's a note on alining the spacecraft on a plat-
form. The only time you really have difficulty is
in twilight where you can't get the stars, and you ■
lose ground reference .
236:24:15 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We have your T/M solid.
You're looking good on the ground. I see you've
powered your platform up.
236:24:25 C Roger, Carnarvon.
236:24:35 C Carnarvon, we'd like to confirm some pointing angles
236:24:40 CC Go ahead.
236:24:41 C D-4/D-7 at 238:18:40. We copy pitch 63 doim, yaw
236:24:49 CC That's affirm. We conctir.
236:24:52 C Thank you.
236:24:57 C For the D-4/D-7 that's coming up at 237:04:02, vre
copy pitch 25 down, yaw 36 left.
236:25:04 CC That's affirm.
236:25:06 C Thank you.
236:25:13 C Will you ask Houston, ask CSQ if they want the
computer powered-up for this pass so they can look
236:25:17 CO Roger. Stand by.
236:25:23 CO Gemini VII, Carnarvon. That's affirmative. Power-
up the computer.
236:25:27 C Okay. We'll power it up right now.
236:27:58 C Carnarvon, Gemini VII. Do you still read?
236:27:59 CC That's affirmative. Go ahead.
236:28:01 C Will you ask the Surgeon ... sternal lead isn't
on the Command Pilot.
236:28:03 CC Roger. Stand by.
236:28:10 CC Roger. They say sternal lead is good.
236:28:12 C Thank you.
236:43:32 P At 236:43 we spotted a satellite moving from left
to ri^t. ... and our pitch angle is ... degrees
above the horizon . . . 30-second prerecording on tape .
236:43:47 C You still have it?
236:43:48 C I've got it,
236:43:49 p ... recorder ri^t now.
Got a radar?
Right on it.
40 degrees above the horizon.
Report that . . .
We're 40 degrees up. We're angled 40 degrees, Frank.
About 45 now. Keep climbing, keep going from south-
west to northeast.
Moving from northeast to southwest, right? Okay,
make a recovery of the . . .
Okay, I'm ... Turn the equipment off.
Yea. We're back to normal.
Let roe get this photograph, Jim. I don't want to
yaw all way around. Okay.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM.
This is VII, Go ahead, Hawaii.
Roger. We show you GO on the ground here. Have one
addition for you. An instruction for you here. When
you start your D-4/D-7 experiments, be sure to open
your ACQ-AID circuit breaker.
Roger. Will do.
Are you GO for the D-Jf/D-7 this pass?
We're GO as far as we know.
Here goes . ...
• « •
. . . Okay, read off the . . .
a « •
Yes, vfe can take the Gemini photograph, Jim.
. . . circuit breaker open? . . . Okay, . . .
■ • •
That was on a northeast, southwest track.
Risht. We cassed un a narlod of L'i dstrrmmm
C&n^'b control the ... thot*© and nirti** jiV»nii+
24 1/2 . . a lot of DOwer on it
Okay. At 02 I turn on the transmitter.
Might as well get around their altitude.
Right. Ciet in position.
• • >
Pitch 45 degrees down. 36 degrees right.
There's 10 right.
Okay. Tou have 25 degrees more.
236:56:27 P ...25. Yaw left 33 degrees.
236:56:56 C There's a short circuit in my reticle and I can't
keep the bright reticle . . .
236:58:46 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
236:58:48 P This is VII. Gro ahead.
236:58:50 CC Roger. This will be UHF 6 pass.
236:58:54 P Roger.
236:58:58 CC There's a couple of slight modifications on the D-4
time for you. Are you ready?
236:59:07 P Ready to copy.
236:59:10 CC Roger. Your initial time is 06 instead of 02.
236:59:23 P Roger. Understand 06 seconds instead of 02.
236:59:28 CC Roger. And your time of test is 24 instead of 21.
236:59:36 F Roger. 24 instead of 21.
236:59:38 CC Roger. The weather is reported very good at
Holloman. Less than .1 cloud coverage.
236:59:45 P Roger. We're in position.
236:59:48 CC Roger. And I have a considerably long flight plan
update for you whenever you're ready to copy. If
you think you can get some now, let me know. Other-
wise I'll wait until after the test.
237:00:01 P Could we wait until after the test?
237:00:03 CC Roger. Let me know **ien you're finished with the
237:00:06 P Roger.
237:00:51 P Houston, VII.
237:00:53 CC Go. Go ahead.
237:00:57 P We've picked up a 427> D-4/D-7 this last night pass.
237:01:01 CC Roger. Understand you got a 427 on B-h'
237:01:06 P Roger.
237:01:10 C We omitted the dim-light photography though,
Elliot. There wasn't enough time.
237:01:28 CC Roger.
237:02:27 P Houston, Gemini VII. Change that temperature. Is
Doctor Barry happy with it now?
Carnarvon said they were.
Roger. Looks good now.
Our REAL-TIME transmitter is on.
Water braking now. VII.
Roger. We're ... it.
We have it.
Did you have it all the way on that, VII?
Roger. We can't see much. We saw a little smoke.
But that's about it.
237:07:07 CC Roger.
237:07:08 P We had a beautiful view though.
237:07:10 CC Roger.
237:07:12 C We were right on the track and saw the white smoke.
Should have had a good one.
237:07:16 CO Roger. Very good. Understand you could not actiial-
ly see the ignition or the rocket firing them.
237:07:25 C That's correct.
237:07:27 CC Roger. That would be a good test of the eqiiipment
237:07:32 C Roger.
237:07:36 CC Did you say you saw the water braking? Do you think
that was the smoke you reported?
237:07:41 C Negative. We saw the ignition smoke from the rocket
before you ever called braking.
237:07:45 CC Roger. Did you see the water braking also?
237:07:43 C Negative.
237:07:49 CC Roger.
237:07:52 C Couldn't tell the difference anyway.
237:07:59 P 237 .. .
237:08:15 C Okay. You can turn it off. We're going ...
237:08:25 C Okay. You got ...
237:08:30 C Borman dumping urine at 237:37-
237:08:40 CC VII. Let me know when you're ready to copy the
flight plan update.
237:08:48 P Ready now.
237:08:49 CC Okay. You have a Tj^ coming up. And we're ready to
update your computer for a 163-1 load when you're
Did you get the Tj?
Stand by for the update on your computer.
Update the computer.
We'll start on the flight plan update now.
VII. Node: Time, 236:42:32; Rev 148; 167.9 degrees
east; right ascension, 85637* Transponder Test:
238:38:00; Sequence 01. This will be at the Cape.
Off at 238:51:00. Time: 238:52:00; cabin tempera-
ture survey. Dim-light photos: 239:18:00; Sequence
01; post-sunset. Command Pilot, Code 14-B; Pilot,
Code 24-Xy. Do you copy so far?
237:11:23 P Roger.
237:11:26 CC Dim-light photos: 239:45:00; Sequence 01; pre-
sunrise; Pilot Code, 24-Xy. Command Pilot to start
at 239:47:00. Code 14-B. That is Baker.
237:12:05 P Roger.
237:12:11 CC VII. Your computer load is in and verified.
237:12:16 P Roger.
237:12:17 C Is the computer done now?
237:12:20 CC Yes. You can turn it back off. Stand by a minute,
VII. Okay, we'd like to leave it on a few more
minutes. I'll call you. Next item: Time,
240:00:00; crew status report on the Command Pilot
at Hawaii. Time: 240:15:00; crew status report on
the Pilot at Texas. Dim-light photos: 240:53:00;
Sequence 02; cloud with no moon. Dim-light photos:
241:06:00; Sequence 02; cloud with quarter moon.
241:36:00: flight plan report at Hawaii. Time:
242:09:00; PLA update at RKV. Time: 242:30:00;
exercise, housekeeping and eat period. Time - do
you copy so far, VII?
237:14:09 P Roger.
237:14:11 CC Time: 243:10:00; BIO MED Recorder Number 2
COHTINUOUS. Time: 243:46:00; purge fuel cells at
RKV. Time: 255:06:00; end sleep period and begin
exercise and eat period. Same time on BIO MED
Recorder Number 2 off and purge fuel cells at
Canaries. Do you copy?
237:15:02 P Roger.
237:15:11 CC VII, you can turn the computer off at this time.
237:15:15 C Roger. It's off.
237:15:23 CC Did you place your Quantity Read switch to FUEL
237:15:40 C It's there, Elliot.
237:15:41 CC Roger.
237:15:48 C You said you wanted us to use this procedure by
turning off those squib batteries for every purge
237:15:55 CC Negative. We're still looking into this question of
the purging, VII. And we'll let you know if we have
237:16:09 C All right. Normal purges from now on.
237:16:11 CC That's correct. Of course we still have to use our
Fuel Cell Control 2 circuit breaker with each purge,
but other than that, it is normal.
237:16:22 C Elliot, you want the crossover and switch left on?
237:16:27 CC Well, we'd still like to leave it on for a while.
We're trying to see if 2C will come up a little more.
237:16:35 P Okay.
237:16:38 CC Haven't had any change in the Delta-P lights, I
237:16:39 C No. We're going to vfrite a book on it when we get
back, "Our Fourteen Days with the Delta-P Light".
237:16:54 CC Gould be a lot of lessons in that book, too.
237:16:59 P Houston, this is VII.
237:17:01 CC Go ahead.
237:17:09 CC Did you call, VII?
237:17:10 P Roger. I'm kind of glad you didn't give me a dim-
light sequence with the ftill moon.
237:17:19 CC Why? Does that keep you awake?
237:17:22 C The sequence for the dim-light for taking pictures
of the sky in the daytime. We didn't have time to
do it on the last pass.
237:17:31 CC You say you want a new one?
237:17:33 C Roger. We need a new time for that.
237:17:34 CC Roger.
237:17:56 CC Gemini VII. You can place your Quantity Reads -
Read switch back to the OFF position.
237:19:04 P Houston, VII.
237:19:05 CC Go ahead.
237:19:08 P We have 7 minutes and 10 seconds left ... voices and
237:19:13 CC 7 minutes, 10 seconds. Is that correct?
237:19:15 P Roger. We won't use it on 4:30 ... 4:27.
237:19:23 CC Roger.
237:20:28 CC Ck>od luck on your D-4 next time.
Gemini VII, Houston.
This is VII. Go ahead.
We have a slight change. Slight update on your D-^
time. It will be 238:18:43, vice 40.
Captain Brentnall breathing dovm my neck.
That's for sure.
You know why we slowed down?
We tracked them.
You want to track them?
Lovell dumping urine at 237:40.
There's only one thing affirmative on the digital
clock, that is, if you can ... night work. On D-4/
D-7; Sequence 430, at 236:18:43: three photographs
were taken of the . . . with the high-speed black and
white film and the l6mm camera was running on Maga-
zine 9 at f 8 at - 6 frames per second. At 239:04:
. . . whatever you cooked them with cooked ... At 240
plus 30: two shots of ... of the Jungles of South
America, Frames 15 and 16, 250 at fll. ... these
shots were taken at - Magazine E. At 240:37: took
a shot of the nose of the spacecraft with the high-
contrast film. We tried to get a photograph of the
effect of the window film of the vision; this was
Magazine S. Frame 6 - Frame 5 and 6; not too sure;
exposure was 125th. f4 and f5.6. I inadvertently
used an orange filter; focus for the last photo was
237:A3:20 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
237:43:33 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do
237:43:37 P ..go ahead,
237:43:43 CC I'll wait a minute. We don't have a very good
237:44:29 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
237:44:33 C Loud and clear. Go ahead.
237:44:36 CC Roger. ltd like to get a GO from you for the D-4.
237:44:44 C Roger. ...
237:44:45 CC Roger. And we are GO on the ground. Also I'd like
to advise you that we plan, over Carnarvon, to have
you turn the squib batteries off and the bus ties on.
The purpose is to conserve the squib batteries and
also to let us monitor the current during the purge
so we can see v*iat this Fuel Cell Control Number 2
circuit breaker might be telling us as far as the
currents that it's popping on. In addition, we want
you to do a hydrogen purge at Carnarvon. This is a
hydrogen purge only, on both sections. Then at
Hawaii, we wiU do an oxygen purge on both sections.
The purpose here is to observe the effect of each
type of purge and see which one is maybe helping us
the most if there is a difference. Then we will
power-down over the US. The Crossover should be left
open through the entire thing here until you are
complete with the purge at Hawaii. Do you read?
237:46:02 C Leave the Crossover on to Hawaii.
237:46:07 CC Until after the purge at Hawaii. Did you copy all
the rest, VII?
237:46:26 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
237:46:28 C Go ahead, Gemini VII.
237:46:31 CC Did you copy the other information? Carnarvon will
be in contact with you on this.
237:58:48 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
237:58:51 CC Roger. I have some information for you. D-4/D-7
was GO all the way.
237:58:57 C Roger. Good. Thank you.
237:58:59 CC Okay. We are scheduled for a purge on hydrogen only.
Is it okay if we go along through the check list
237:59:07 C Would you go ahead and give it to us, since we want
it done, because we're working with D-4/D-7 now.
So I'd appreciate it if you did.
237:59:13 CC Roger. Will do. Squib Batteries 1 and 2 off.
237:59:21 C 1 and 2 are off.
237:59:24 CC Bus Tie 1 and 2 on.
237:59:27 C Roger.
237:59:29 CC Squib Battery 3 off.
237:59:32 C Off.
237:59:41 C Go ahead, Carnarvon.
237:59:44 CC Purge Section 1, ... hydrogen only.
237:59:47 C Roger.
238:00:04 P Piirge complete hydrogen.
238:00:06 CC Roger. Fuel Cell Control 2 circuit breaker on.
238:00:11 P Fuel Cell Control 2 is on.
238:00:20 CC Purge Section 2.
238:00:23 P Roger.
238:00:40 P Hydrogen purge complete at 2.
238:00:42 CC Roger. Fuel Cell Control 2 circuit breaker off.
238:00:46 P Control Number 2 is off.
238:00:47 CO Roger. Leave your Crossover on until after the
pxirge over Hawaii.
238:00:53 P Roger. Crossover's on.
238:00:55 CC Okay. That completes your piurge. You're looking
good here on the ground.
238:00:59 P Roger. We understood squib batteries off and bus
ties are on,
238:03:49 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We still show your BIO MED
Number 1 Recorder on. We have it should go off at
238:03:56 C Roger. Thank you.
238:03:58 CC Roger.
238:21:17 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do
238:21:40 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do
238:21:55 C Houston, Gemini VII. Read you loud and clear.
238:21:59 CC Roger. We're coming to you through the RTK. Could
you tell us how D-4 went?
238:22:09 C Bull's-eye.
238:22:12 CC Roger. Captain Brentnall sends his thanks.
238:22:17 C Roger. Well, you can tell him we had to use an
awful lot of our fuel to get it though.
238:22:24 CC Roger.
238:24:32 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM.
238:24:36 C VII, Hawaii. Go.
238:24:38 CC Roger. We have 70U GO on the ground. You can start
your normal O2 purge, fuel cell O2 purge, both
238:24:50 C Roger. Doing an O2 purge, both sections, first
238:25:45 C Hawaii, VII.
238:25:47 CC Roger. VII. Go.
238:25:49 C We have 5 minutes plus 20 seconds left on the
D-4/D-7 tape recorder.
238:25:55 CC Roger. Understand.
238:26:48 CC Roger. Would you give us a prop quantity reading,
238:26:52 C Roger. Stand by.
238:26:55 C 19 percent. 19 percent.
238:26:58 CC Roger. Understand 19 percent.
238:27:01 C Fuel Cell Control Number 2 circuit breaker condng on
for Section 2 purge oxygen.
238:27:05 CC Roger.
238:27:53 C Hawaii, Gemini VII here. You might tell people in
Houston that we're starting to condense our water
in the lower part of the seats here. It's pretty
cold wall temperatures, the seats are cold, and
we're starting to get condensation forming.
238:28:06 CC Roger.
238:29:14 P Hawaii, VII.
238:29:16 CC Roger, VII.
238:29:17 P Purge complete. Fuel Cell Control circuit breaker
Number 2 is off. Crossover is still on.
238:29:22 CC Roger. Would you turn the Crossover switch to the
238:29:29 P Roger. Crossover is now off.
238:29:30 CC Roger. We'd like you not to start your power-down
until you are over the States so it can be observed.
238:29:38 P Roger.
238:29:42 CC And leave your squibs on until further directed. I
mean squibs off until further directed.
238:29:51 P Roger. They're off, the bus ties are on.
238:40:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We Just sent you a T^.
238:40:16 C Roger. Houston.
238:40:34 CC We'd like to get some readings for you in conjunction
with this water report. We'd like a reading on the
cabin humidity and the Cryo bulb temperatxire and the
238:40:50 C Roger.
238:40:53 CC Also, report on the position of your Recirc valve.
238:40:57 C Roger. The Recirc valve is closed. Gave you an
erroneous report. We can't find any more evidence
of condensation anyv^ere else.
238:41:07 CC Roger. And this was under the seats, did you say?
238:41:13 C In front of the seats,
238:41:15 CC In front of the seats? On the floor, behind your
238:41:21 C Behind oxir legs, behind my legs. ...
238:41:27 P •■• information is the old ...
238:41:31 CC Say again, Jim?
238:41:34 P I don't believe there is universal condensation in
the cabin. We can't find any more.
238:41:40 CC Roger.
238:41:53 CO I was about to suggest the same explanation, Jim.
238:41:58 C I was about ready to believe it.
238:42:19 CC We're ready to watch jour power-down any tiine you
238:42:22 C Okay, I'll power-down now,
238:42:24 CC Roger.
238:42:37 C Powering-down.
238:42:41 CC Roger, VII.
238:43:25 C Okay, I think that's it, Elliot.
238:43:28 CC Very good.
238:43:40 C Cabin temperature is 70.
238:43:43 CC Roger. Cabin temp 70.
238:43:53 C Dew point 55.
238:43:55 CC Roger.
238:43:57 C Give you the wall temperature where this condensa-
tion was from.
Okay, I guess Lovell's ri^t. 69 degrees,
69 degrees, Roger.
Gemini VII, do you have any other comments on the
Say again, Houston?
Do you have ai^ other coBiments on the D-4 run?
Appeared to us to be very successful irtien you had
direct track. Saw it, no strain.
Roger. Was the tracking considerably different
from most of yoior other targets?
Was entirely different. I had to catch this one,
and I wasn't on it too long. We got some pretty
good shots of it. This one was moving very, very
We want to watch your fuel here. So we'd like you
to not use any more fuel until we do get a chance
to look at it. The next fuel-using activity should
be this dim-li^t photo at 239:18, so we'd like you
to not use any until then if you can manage it.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
We feel that you are at your - essentially at your
cut-off point for fuel in preparation for the
rendezvous tomorrow, so we would like you to not
use any more fuel today if you can possibly manage
Very well. We won't use any more fuel today.
We'll have to scrub those photographs.
Roger. Just pick up anything you can in drifting
flight and if you have any venting rates or some-
thing you have to stop, of course you're free to
Gemini VII, we'd like you to place your Fuel Cell
O2 switch in the QUANTITY READ position and leave
it there for the time being.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
Like to explain about this Fuel Cell switch,
Jim. Since we cannot monitor the pressure, we feel
this is the only way that we can - we have of keep-
ing track of the fuel cell If the Auto switch
should stick in the ON position, it would build up
your pressure and vent you at a prohibitive rate
and we would want to know about that as soon as we
could. So our thovight is to leave this Fuel Cell
O2 switch in that position so that we can get an
essentially continuous check on it. Of course, you
have a continuous check yourself and we'll only go'
out of that to get readings on the other ones.
Roger, we'll leave it in the FUEL CELL position.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV. We have nothing for you this pass.
All systems are GO. We're standing by.
This is VII. Roger.
COASTAL SENTRT QUEBEC
239:46:00 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP CCM. We have you GO on the
ground. Good evening to you. We're standing by.
239:46:08 C Thank you very much.
240:00:39 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM. We have a valid
temperature. Standing by for your blood pressure,
240:00:46 C Coming down.
240:01:00 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
240:01:54 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
240:02:00 C MARK.
240:02:29 CC Your cuff is full-scale
240:03:20 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
your food and water report.
240:03:26 P Roger. Total water for the Command Pilot to date
is 823 ounces. For breakfast he had D-10, Meal A '
for breakfast, minus the beef bites. For lunch he
had D-14, Meal B. And the Pilot had the same
breakfast and lunch. For breakfast he had - minus
the peanut cubes and 2 beef bites. His total water
consumption is 658. Total in Column 5 is 24 for
the Pilot and 27 for the Command Pilot.
240:04:35 CC Gemini VII, do you have a Column 6 report?
240:04:39 P Roger. I'm glad to report that the Pilot's total
is now 4, and the Command Pilot's is still 5.
240:04:47 CC Thank you. Surgeon out.
240:04:50 CC Roger. VII, we'd like to have you place your Tape
Recorder Power circuit breaker to the CLOSE position.
2J+0:05:00 P Power circuit breaker is closed.
240:05:53 CC Do you have your Delay Time Transmitter circuit
240:05:59 P That is affirmative.
240:06:00 CC Would you close your circuit breaker, please?
240:06:02 P Roger.
240:06:39 CC We would like for the Pilot to drink more water.
240:06:45 P Roger. I'm floating now, but I'll drink some more.
240:06:48 CC Roger. Understand.
240:10:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
240:10:36 P Go ahead, Houston.
240:10:40 CC We've got a new procediire to try on the fuel cell,
Jim. This should take care of it, since it's new.
What we want to do is a normal purge followed by
another normal purge. So you can just go ahead and
start proceeding through a normal purge at this
time and when you've completed that one, do another
240:11:06 P Roger. Understand. Leaving the bus ties on and
the squibs off. Is that correct?
240:11:11 CC That is correct.
240:11:12 P Starting normal purge at this time. I'll do the
first section first, then the second section.
240:11:18 CC Roger. We'd like you to do both sections and then
start all over and do both sections again.
240:11:28 P Roger. WiU do.
240:11:31 C Elliot.
Go ahead, Frank.
Who's giving us all these goodies?
I say vAio's giving us all these good tests?
We've got lots of people working on this.
What do you think the possibility of damaging the
fuel cells is?
I don't think there's any. In fact, we did some-
thing very similar to this the other day. We did
one piirge and then very shortly thereafter w© did
another one and it helped us on that day. So I
don't think there's anything wrong with this at all.
In fact, this is one thing we've been considering
for quite some time.
I don't think there's anything wrong with this one
either, but I Just think, boy, we're sure man-
handling these things.
Well, it seems to be working. That's the important
How's everything at the Cape?
It looks tight.
It looks tight?
VII, stand by just a minute. I want to tell you
SOTiething. We would not like to repeat the purge
on Section 1. You need only repeat it on Section 2.
As far as GT-VI, they have a tigjit schedule and
they're still working on it. We aren't 100 percent
sure they're going to make it yet, but it's looking
good so far.
in 1 ■? rt+ -i « +'hi» nT an +r» 1 AAve tha sauib ba't'bsri.es
off the line until reentry now?
That's a possibility, VII. We're continuing to
monitor it and we may very well do that.
1 name you .
R**m-iTii VTT Houston. Did Hawaii cive you a brief-
ing on the tape recorder?
The plan here is to let it run and see if this will
f-nam ■? ■(- nT> W«» •! 1 ■ius't Wean vou infomed on this
Did they get any T/M on the shot?
Did Retro get any T/M on reentry?
They got data on the ground, Gemini VII.
They did get data on the ground. Thank you.
This IS affirmative.
They received 8 minutes of data on the ground, VII.
Jim, we have a valid oral temp on you so you can
take the thermometer out of yoxir mouth and let me
know when you're finished with the purge. We're
ready to start yoiir crew status report.
Roger. I'll send the blood pressure right now.
I'm starting to do the second part of the purge.
. . . doing the last part .
240:16:58 CC Roger.
240:17:10 CC Cuff is full-scale, Gemini VII.
240:18:06 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. Give
me a Mark >^en you're ready to do the exercise,
Jim, after the piirge.
240:18:13 P Roger.
240:18:43 P Houston, purge complete. Fuel Cell Control 2
circuit breaker off. Biises are off.
240:18:49 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
240:18:54 P Exercise tiiae.
240:18:55 CC Roger.
240:19:19 P Blood pressure coming down.
240:19:32 CC Cuff is full-scale.
240:20:18 CC Gemini VII, you can open up the Tape Recorder Power
circuit breaker now. We don't seem to be having
any luck with that.
240:20:28 P Tape Recorder Power circuit breaker open.
240:20:32 CC Roger.
240:20:34 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure.
240:20:40 P Roger.
240:20:43 CC Jim, I know you've been told about the water. I
want to add just one thing. You're doing better
today than you did yesterday, but you still need
to keep on the water.
240:20:55 P Roger. I'm kind of floating but I'll drink.
240:21:09 P Houston, do you want the Delay Time Transmitter
circuit breaker open too?
240:21:16 CC No, you can leave that like it is,
RC6E KNOT VICTOR
240:33:20 CC Gemini VII, RKV. We're standing by.
240:33:24 P Roger, RKV.
240:57:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
240:57:28 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do
240:57:33 P Hello, Houston. VII here.
240:57:36 CC Tou seeing any improvement on Stack 2C, Jim?
240:57:41 P Negative. It's way down there aroimd an amp and
240:57:45 CC Roger. Copy.
240:59:30 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you still read us?
240:59:35 F Roger, Houston.
240:59:37 CC By the way, you can tell Frank that Tommy Nobis went
240:59:43 P There's no Joy in Mudville.
240:59:46 CC Roger.
240:59:51 C Elliot, you got the pits working on another cure
for this Section 2?
240:59:57 CC Roger. We're working on it.
240:59:59 C Atta boy! You're doing well so far. I spent about
4 or 5 days just ... Just about three or four
more and we'll have it made.
We're thinking about taking Stack 2C off the line
again, but we're not ready to do that yet.
At about 2U1 we decided to go over a critical review
on some of the on-board items. This was partly
broken up by transmissions, and we have to use the
tape recorder, but we'll go over it now. Number 1
is the food. In general, we feel that beef and egg
bites leave a lot to be desired; too dry. Leave a
bad taste in your mouth and coating in the roof of
Neither desserts ... too sweet. In general, you
feel rather dry and hot in the spacecraft, and look
forward to cool, moist-type food. The dry foods
were just too dry and too concentrated . . .
I think, as far as the packaging goes, ... was
pretty good . . .
. . . approved on the itwns of pure liquid and juices
- they're just too small ...
Tou can handle several . . . ; it ' s not much trouble
It's not going to float away on you or break up.
... go to a lot of work. Another thing, too,
mentioned right now . . .
Right . Juices .
Okay. The next item: the urine waste - the BIO
Measuring Equipment Number 1, we made a basic mis-
take. We didn't take enough cuff along. There
should be at least one cuff per person per day at
Concur because no matter •vrfiat ... says there's still
back pressure. The cup - urine itself - \riiere it
goes into the back . . . ; it • s pretty bad .
Complications that Jim and I have are knocked out
and fortunately . . .
I don't know vh&t else you could do in a spacecraft
like this as far as ...
Next item: the Gemini space suit. The wearing of
the full suit - that is, the hood up and the gloves
on - our biggest criticism of the suit is, of
course, the restriction of vision irtiich we accepted
in getting a lightweight suit. The best mode is
much better than . . when the hood is on and the
gloves are off. We found out that dropping the
hood and storing it behind us is not that much of a
problem as far as comfort wear, except when you
move around in the back of the spacecraft, such as
the food boxes . . visor and moving arovmd in front
of the spacecraft. It did present a problem. The
hood cover keeps coming off and . . .
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM.
Go ahead, Hawaii. VII here.
Is Stack 2-Charlie still on the line?
Roger, Stack 2-Charlie still looks like it's pull-
ing about 11/2 amps.
I think it • s logical . . .
Hawaii, I have a flight plan report ...
Go ahead with your flight plan report.
241:34:27 P Right. I agree, and also the fact that the ...
hoses opened up, it provides plenty of movement of
air . ... cockpit .
241:34:44 C We didn't find that true ...
241:34:51 P Having a screen on the outlet hoses vrLth a ...
241:35:06 C Right. ¥e have made records of the cabin tempera-
tures available with . . . first cabin temperatures
with suit on and suit off. We did not. This one
morning we woke up . . . tumble the water boiler had
been boiling ... It was very cold in the cabin
that night . . .
241:37:01 C Everything that was called up . . . program was
accomplished. ... S-8/D-13, Apollo Sequence 97
the following . . .
241:37:17 CC Okay, you're very hard to read. Will you try the
241:37:21 C How is that now?
241:37:23 CC Much better. Go ahead again, will you please?
241:37:29 CC Will you give me that flight plan report again,
241:37:32 C Roger, stand by. I lost my place.
241:37:34 CC Okay.
241:37:43 C Okay the - everything was accomplished that was
scheduled today with the exception of Apollo Sequence
97 and S-8/D-13, lAich were canceled because of
weather. Also canceled because of the lack of fuel
was all dim-light photography that was scheduled.
241:37:57 CC Roger, got that.
241:37:59 C Okay, now today we're reporting film remaining
rather than film vsed. We have 54 exposures of
high contrast black and ndiite, 14 color-shifted IR,
57 of the high-speed S0217, 27 dim-light black and
vAiite. And we have 140 standard S0217's. We have
16 - correction - 5 magasines plus 35 feet of l6mm
movie camera film. And we're requesting permission
to start to take more targets of opportunity in
drifting flight. It's pretty obvious that we're
not going to have the fuel remaining to conduct the
series photography and 1 think we'd like to go ahead
and start shooting these next, to at least expose
the film in orbit.
Okay, let me make sure I got the last two items
here. 25 feet of l6ram movie and 140 exposures of
standard S0217. Is that right?
That's right, except for l6mm. It's 5 magazines
plus 35 feet.
5 plus 35, tmderstand.
And the scores for the vision tested this morning
were Command Pilot minus 3, Pilot minus 4,
Okay, I got that.
That's about it.
Okay. Give me a dry bulb and a dew point at the
return hose, please.
Stand by just a minute.
Okay. The ambient is 79, the dew point is 60 right
at the entrance to the bypass hose at the exit from
Okay, very good. Here's what we'd like you to do
At 241:50:00 put your Fuel Cell Control circuit
breaker on and take 2-Charlie off the line.
Understand at 241:50:00 put Fuel Cell Control
Number 2 circuit breaker on the line and take
Roger, and they'll have you put it back on over the
RKV on the RKV's instructions.
241:40:48 P Roger.
241:40:53 CC And at that time we'd like you to turn your circuit
241:41:00 P Roger, svdtch is off. Put it back on the line.
You want to take the circuit breaker off again.
Is that correct?
241:41:04 CC That's affirmative. You've got it, straight.
241:41:33 CC Okay. While you're off the line on the 2-Charlie,
we'd like you to monitor that open circuit voltage
241:41:41 P Will do.
241:41:42 CC Okay.
241:41:46 P Hawaii, that time again was 241:50. Is that
241:41:49 CC That's affirmative. You've got it.
241:43:29 CC VII, Hawaii. They'd like you to go ahead and do
as you see fit with the film. You have a GO on
241:43:35 P Roger.
241:45:47 P It would be nice to be - orbital flight suit - Just
pick the spacecraft location too warm to wear one
and we had a lot of other ... however; we both feel,
I think, that because the underwear has a big open
flap area in the back . . . , get cold through the
back. An orbital fligjit suit would be the thing to
have when you do most of your work with the pressure
suit off, and we feel that this particiaar -
although the flight 8\d.t designed was a little too
tight and both the leg areas and B areas are - . . . ,
an orbital flight suit a little more baggy, i^xst a
little bit more loose, it would be more comfortable
and easier to get in and out of.
241:46:27 P Yes, SOTiething like a regular flying suit.
241:46:35 P Right. Okay.
241:47:32 P ... airborne pass at 241 hours. They're still
operating. They slipped a little from - left leg
from vihat they're supposed to be, but not that much.
They're not uncomfortable; however, vhen they routed
the hoses, they routed the hose leading to the
regulator over the right leg and, of course, the
regulator is directly behind me to the left, vdiich
means that I have a hose in front of me at all
times . . .
241:48:56 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Will you place your
T/M switch to REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID position?
241:49:02 P Roger. REAL-TIME and ACQ.
241:49:03 CC Roger. We have it.
241:49:56 P I think Frank and I both agree that the helmet was
very well designed; with the pressure suit it is
loose and comfortable, but there is just not enough
circulation between the helmet and the head, even
with the hose, to make it as comfortable for a
flight such as this. We both took our helmets off.
I took mine off quite early ... We both took them
off and have been wearing very successfully, by the
way, out lightweight headsets, iriiich we didn't
reailize at one time.
241:51:56 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM.
241:51:58 P Go ahead, Guaymas,
241:52:00 CC Roger. We'd like to verify that the Fuel Cell
Control circuit breaker Niomber 2 is off.
241:52:05 P No, we put it on to - we open-circuited Stack 2C .
241:52:09 CC Roger. We'd like you to open it until you're
informed to put it back on line.
241:52:14 P Roger. It's back on the line again.
241:52:16 CC Negative, wb don't want it back on line. We viant
the circuit breaker open.
241:52:20 P Roger. Wo - I'm sorry - circuit breaker is off now.
241:52:25 CC Roger. Understand.
241:52:30 CC Roger. You can place your T/^ switch back to the
241:52:35 P Roger, on CCMMWID.
241:54:10 P Have you tried any of the pills, Frank?
241:54:11 C No.
241:54:15 P I haven't either. I think also ... should be very
good for a long flight. They tend to wear off and
• a •
241:55:13 P I have to wear one with every ...
241:55:42 P Along these lines, I think that we could perhaps
invent some kind of odor or sanething to take out
the smell of the cockpit. Some sweet, nice-smell-
ing substance that would be in the hand cream or -
to kill some of the body odors would be a good
idea, since we obviously can't wash them off. We
migiht as well have something that will kill them
and right now the odor at 241 hours - is quite
strong. After ten days of not shaving, Frank and
I both feel that we've - that we all made the right
decision in the fact that we don't need a shave for
. . . two weeks . It prevents a lot of mess and keeps
a lot of irtiiskers from floating around the cockpit.
242:00:06 P ... have to use it but we actually haven't had much
of a requirement for it ... very hard to ... it ' s
ri^t up against the window.
242:01:42 P I was disappointed in the telescope we had on-board.
It was a .. scope but, 'however, resolution is
very poor; it fades the picture, very hard to see
through . . .
242:03:19 P How do you put it in position?
242:03:39 C We're going down in 7 minutes, Jim.
242:05 ;23 P
242:05:27 C Our telescope is off at this point. A good tele-
scope or a good high-sight scope . . . the one we
have Just won't pick them up.
242:05:54 P The l6mra camera has operated as advertised ... no
. . . easy to handle .
242:06:01 C Remark about those magazines.
242:06:03 P And also, we have something valid for Lawrence
about the magaeine bypass. We put them in plastic
bags but every time . . . magasines we ...
242:06:15 C What?
242:06:18 P Every time ..
242:06:20 C What happened ...
242:06:22 P Every time we open the bag up, if there's an . . .
cockpit, we have . . .
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
242:10:23 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COK.
242:10:25 C Roger, RKV. Do you read?
242:10:27 CC Roger, I read. Do you have a Delta-P Section 1
. . bring you up on what ' s been happening .
At 24 - 21tl''50, we open-circuited Section 2C. At
42:02 the Delta-P light went off without Section
2C off the line. And lAen the Delta-P light went
off. Section 2C went off -scale high on the voltage.
At 242:06, we got a Delta-P light again, but this
tjjne on Section 1. So this - we were using this
procedure the other day. We were expected to put
2C back on the line if we got a Delta-P light on
Section 1, so we iDsnediately put 2C back on the
line and 2C is now carrying 4 volts - I mean - 4
amps. The pressure is even. But now we have a
Delta-P light on Section 1.
Roger . Understand .
Would you give me an OAMS propellant quantity
Roger. I read 16 percent. 16 to 17 percent.
Roger. We'd like an OAMS source helim pressure
Roger. It's approxiinately 1250.
Gemini VII, RKV. I've got a block update for you
when you are ready to copy.
The RET for 400K for all areas is 21 plus 40. Area
154-3: 245:42:59. Area 155-3: 247:18:24. 156-
Bravo: 249:07:04. Area L[f7-2: 249:52:02. Area
158-2: 251:25:51. Area 159-2: 253:01:44. 160-1:
254:30:59. Area 161-1: 256:06:49. The weather in
all areas is good.
Roger. Very good.
242:13:57 C ... Delta-P light situation is about.
242:14:02 CC Roger. Stand by one, Gemini VII.
242:14:09 CC Would you verify that the Crossover svdtch is off?
242:14:12 C Roger. It is off and has been off.
242:14:14 CC Okay.
242:14:26 CC We're taking a look at it, Gemini VII, and we'll
probably contact you over Tananarive.
242:14:30 C Thank you.
242:15:33 P I think the vrater got worked out pretty well, don't
242:15:37 C Yes. The only trouble is too much bookkeeping
associated with it.
242:15:41 P As far as drinking and filling up . . .
242:15:46 C That's fine, but if we're going to have two pilots,
we've got to have two dials on it.
242:15:51 P All right. Just isn't much ...
242:16:03 C Just too much trouble adding and subtracting.
242:16:05 P ...
242:16:17 P Very sharp ... The l6mm camera is working out very
well. No problems so far. Works as advertised.
Everything is functioned . . . little worried about
its location in the window - whether it cam take a
full picture or not; it's so close to the edge
242:21:37 C Another item, CSD, is the humidity indicator on the
Temperature Gage 2. Negative temperature. I found
out it's very accurate. I hope it's well calibrated
... easy to handle. The strap on it is not neces-
sary. I think the angle relay light should be red.
The vrtiite light destroys night vision. Vertical-
Dip position is too bright and . . . and also pre-
vents . . . The . . . from the spacecraft is the visual
clock which vre have. We use it for everything and
it has been very important for our . . . work . Only
one comment . . . The . . . seems to be very well under
way. ... hooked up. One thing we can do is turn on
the recorder to record the flow, and then after we
do ... We always forget to turn the thing off.
Another item is the reticle. It has been fine. I
have not . . .
Another little item that was . . .
... A little more grip on the . . .
I think we have a pretty good way of keeping flight
plan, logs, so on. System requires more paper work
than you really need, I guess, but nevertheless, it
works fairly well. I hope we end up with the right
More comments: the stowage spot of the Ml hose
leading from the regulator to the cockpit is very,
very poor and of poor design, in putting in vacuum
for reentry storage. At 2A4:06: LoTell - urine.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM, Over.
Gro ahead, Houston.
Roger. Frank. What is the status of your Delta-P
lights right now?
Delta-P nvmiber for Section 1 is on.
Understand Number 1 is on and Number 2 is off.
Here's what we think happened. It looks like
possibly vrtien you, iirtien you took 2-Charlie off the
line, the indications are here that the fuel cell
water pressure - let me start over. When you took
Section 2-Charlie off the line, it appears that a
big slug of water went out of Section 2, and we
have a water pressure indication down here vAiich
indicates that this is possible. As a result,
your Delta, your Delta-P li^t on Section 2 would
go off and apparently it did. Now if this happened,
your Delta-P - some of this water could have backed
up into Section 1 which would be cause for your
Delta-P light to come on. Now we feel that if this
is really what happened, your Delta-P light on Sec-
tion 1 probably will not remain on too long . It • s
difficult to give you an idea but probably within
a revolution it should be off.
If your Delta-P light does come off and everything
else looks normal, we may have done it again.
We're still working on it, Frank, but there are
definite indications that you did get a slug of
water out of 2-Charlie.
Okay, now the Section 1 is starting to carry maxi-
mum load now. It's about a 1-amp difference, Sec-
tion 2 carrying 1 amp more than Section 1.
Yes. We got - we got this at LOS over the RKV, that
Section 2 is starting to carry almost a full amp
more than Section 1.
Now this was normal most of the day and evening
last night when we were on.
And we've got 2-Charlie up to about 3.7 at RKV LOS.
It's over 4 now, 4 l/2.
This is the only logical conclusion we can come up
to right now, but as I said, we did get a definite
indication here of an Increase in water pressure
from the time you had 2-Charlie on the line until
the time you took it off.
242:32:58 C So vrtiat you mean is now the water pressure will go
down and the Delta-P light will go off.
242:33:02 CC This is what we're hoping, that the water pressure
then will equalize or actually go down in Section 1
and the Delta-P light should go out. It looks
possibly like we got a restriction in the water
valve in Section 2, vriiich may be backing that water
up into Section 2, and when we do some of these
phenomenal things we've been doing for the last
three dajrs we appear to get that water out in big
242:33:27 C Roger.
242:33:37 CC Frank, it appears that Section 1 does - no problem
at all in draining the water out of it. There is
no water backup at all. This is vrtiy we feel that
that Section 1 light will go off here shortly.
242:33:55 C Roger.
242:34:05 C Houston, Gemini VII.
242:34:06 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII.
242:34:08 C Now we got two Delta-P lights.
242:34:10 CC Understand you've got Section 1 and Section 2 on.
242:34:14 C That's affirmative.
242:35:04 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, this is Houston.
242:35:06 C Go, Houston.
242:35:07 CC Okay, we're working on the problem and trying to
analyze it, Frank. If there is any change, I'll
just be hanging on here. If there is any change
within the next four minutes prior to Tananarive
LOS, just give me a call.
242:35:18 CC Do you have any sort of recontnended action to take
if the amps start dropping tonight?
21+2:35:33 CC Gemini VII, Gemini ?II, Houston. None at the
present moment, but we're working on it. We'll
get word up to you at CSQ.
242:36:00 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston. We've got one full
revolution yet. We got CSQ, Hawaii and RKV prior
to the sleep period.
242:36:07 C Roger. We'll be happy to stay awake to get this
242:36:11 CC Yes, I'm with you on that one.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
242:55:15 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM.
242:55:19 C Go ahead CSQ, Gemini VII.
242:55:21 CC Roger. Still working on that fuel cell problem.
I have a map update vriien you're ready to copy. I'd
like to ask if you've noticed any change in your
Delta-P light since Tananarive?
242:55:31 C Negative. Two Delta-P lights on.
242:55:34 CC Roger.
242:55:48 C Go ahead with the map update,
242:55:51 CC Roger. Title is Node: Time, 242:43:44; Remarks,
Rev 152; 75.5 degrees east; right ascension,
242:56:19 C Roger. Understand. 75-5 degrees east.
242 : 56 : 22 CC Affirmative .
243:12:33 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM.
243:12:34 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini VII.
Okay. Which lights do you have on?
We have them both on.
Okay. We agree vdth you here on the ground. How
Okay. We'd like to get the light out; one of them
So would we.
Do you have any words of wisdom?
I'm only one of the 1000 people vtio have an idea
No instructions though, right?
Nothing as yet. They'll have the UHF 6 over the
RKV, if that'll make you feel better.
They think they've got a handle on it.
After you complete the purge they'll probably talk
to you over Tananarive and then they'll have a
little discussion with you then.
KOoili tMJl VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV CAP CCM.
Gro ahead, RKV. Gemini VII,
Roger. We're standing by for your purge.
Roger. We're GO.
Purging Section 1, completed first.
Would you place the Quantity Read switch to ECS Oj?
Roger. ECS O^.
Woiold you place the switch to FUEL CELL Hj?
Okay. Would you place the switch back to FUEL CELL
O2 and we'd like to leave it there for the rest of
Gemini VII, RKV.
Go ahead, please.
We'd like to give you the bedtime Cryo rules for
tonight. We'd like your ECS O2 Heater switch to
OFF. Your Fuel Cell O2 Heater switch to AUTO and
your Fuel Cell H2 Heater switch to OFF. Your
present pressure is all right for tonight. And
your minimum for tonight will be 490.
Roger. Understand. Minimum 490 for hydrogen.
Can you give us bedtime rules for the two red
Delta-P lights, please?
We're working on it. In fact, we'll give you a
real good briefing over Tananarive.
I can bring you up to date on your OAMS status.
Your fuel remaining is 37 pounds and this is where
we want to be at GT-VI lift-off as it goes tomorrow.
At the beginning of the rendezvous activities we
want to have a minimum of 36 pounds of fuel and this
will represent a 1 percent drop in the present gage
reading. The cut-off tomorrow for the stationkeep-
ing exercise will be 6 percent on the gage and this
will indicate 16 pounds of fuel remaining which will
be an adequate minimum for the remainder of the
243:48:58 C Roger.
243:48:59 CC During the stationkeeping exercise you should
monitor the pressure in the reseirve tank. If it
drops as much as 50 psi you should stop station-
keeping. And at that time you'll have 12 pounds
of fuel available.
243:49:15 C Roger.
243:49:31 C You're not going to be using much fuel on Thursday
and Friday, are you?
243:49:35 CC Doesn't look that way.
243:50:56 P Purge complete. Fuel Control circuit breaker
Number 2 is off.
243:50:59 CC Roger.
244:07:05 P ... there's fire ... a good start.
244:07:33 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. Over.
244:07:38 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII. Houston, how do
you read? Gemini VII. The Number 1 Delta-P light
went out at 244:00.
244:07:44 C Houston, how do you read? Gemini VII.
244:07:46 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Read you loud and clear.
244:07:49 C The Number 1 Delta-P light went out at 24:40:00.
244:07:53 CO Roger, Gemini VII. I just won a cup of coffee.
Thanks a lot. Here's the - here's the experts'
evaluation of the status of these Delta-P lights
and the way they've been behaving if you'd like
244:08:08 C Roger.
244:08:09 CO Okay. We believe here that \rtien the sudden transfer
of vraiter took place a couple of revolutions ago ,
when you open-circxdted 2-Charlie, the vraiter refer-
ence pressure surged, and the oxygen and the hydro-
gen regulators on both sections opened up and
supplied gas to the cells. The water reference
pressure then decayed v^ich left a higher oxygen
pressure in both cells. This would account for both
Delta-P lights coming on at the time they did.
Okay. I still have a Delta-P light on stage second.
Roger. We understand. You still have Section 2
Delta-P light. Here's what we'd like you to do,
Frank. We feel that the large withdrawal of water
in the morning is disrupting the balance of the
water pressure reference by dropping the water
pressure suddenly. This is when you take a large
quantity of water out for drinking and we would
like you to take drinking water in smaller incre-
ments and not both you and Jim at the same time.
The doctors concur on this. We're all in agreement.
And we'd also like you to purge the fuel cell before
drinking your breakfast water. We'll attempt to
schedule this appropriately in the flight plan.
Okay. Now, you've got Section 1 Delta-P off and
Section 2 Delta-P on. Right?
Gemini VII, EBouston.
Okay. The fact that the Section 1 Delta-P light
did go out and the fact that Section 2 stayed on,
without going into a great amount of detail, con-
firms what we've been suspecting down here. So it
looks like the evaluation of the problem is on
pretty firm footing. We don't want you to lose any
sleep about it because we'll be watching it pretty
close throughout the night. Right now, at least as
of the RKV LOS, both Section 1 and Section 2 are
performing very satisfactorily.
254:25:26 P Lovell completes urine at 254.
C ... drink of water .
C ... trap Dad . . .
P All you have to do just - spill . . .
P ... just take a shower and —
C Yes. Me too.
C Like for . . .
C No. I'd like to get a good night's sleep tonight.
C Nobody ever said it would be easy, I guess.
C ... 14 days .
P Well, Jim, wait a minute, we'll see. You know ...
P ... keep moving.
C I ' 11 get out an . . . package .
C Can you see them this morning?
C Item 3.
P ... two • , .
C ... Houston, but I didn't get it all out ...
C ... you say.
P This is VII. Go ahead, Houston.
254:52:50 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
254:52:52 C Roger. Houston.
254:52:54 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I have some instructions for
you, after which I'll pass you to Surgeon for a
food, water and sleep report only. Please place
your DCS Power circuit bresJcer OFF. Please confirm
each one. C-Band Adapter Beacon switch CONTINUOUS.
254:53:04 C Roger, Houston. This is VII.
254:53:18 G .. check my ...
254:53:24 C Houston, this is VII. Cannot read. Say again,
254:53:28 CC Roger. Place yoxir DCS Power circuit breaker OFF.
254:53:34 C Roger, it's off.
254:53:36 CC C-Band Adapter Beacon switch CONTINUOUS.
254:53:44 C CONTINUOUS.
254:53:45 CC Stand by T/^ switch REAL-TIME.
254:53:47 P Getting any ...
254:53:48 P Did not read the last.
254:53:55 CC Stand by T/M switch REAL-TIME.
254:54:03 C Roger. Stand by REAL-TIME.
254:54:06 CC Have ACQ Beacon circuit breaker off.
254:54:09 CC ACQ Beacon circuit breaker coming off.
254:54:12 CC Real-Time Transmitter circuit breaker off.
254:54:15 C Real-Time Transmitter circuit breaker off.
254:54:18 CC And HF antenna in the RETRACT position.
254:54:31 CC I'll now pass you the Surgeon for a food, water and
sleep report only.
254:54:40 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. Do you read?
254:54:47 C Roger. Stand by 1 minute.
254:54:50 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon, standing by for your
254:54:55 P Roger, Dave.
254:54:57 P Roger ...
254:54:59 C Roger.
254:55:03 C This is VII. We had about 5 hours of sleep apiece;
I'd say light to moderate.
254:55:11 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Copy 5 hours each, light to
moderate. Your food report now. Supper last night
and breakfast; oh, you've not had breakfast yet.
Supper report last night will do.
254:55:23 C Supper was Day 9, Meal C.
254:55:25 C Day 9, Meal C.
254:55:29 CC Did you eat all items?
254:55:31 C Roger. Ate all items. Pilot's had 709 ounces of
water and the Conmand Pilot's had 856 ounces of
254:55:40 P The Command Pilot has had 856 ounces of water.
254:55:44 CC Roger, I copied that. May I have your gun reading?
254:55:48 C Roger. Gun reading is 3798 ...
254:55:55: CC Copy 3798.
254:56:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. How was your comfort
254:56:07 C It was a little warm when we went to bed. It got
very comfortable there towards the morning.
254:56:16 CC Did you say it was a little warm at the time you
were going to sleep and then it got more comfort-
254:56:21 C Roger.
254:56:24 CC Roger. I copied that. We'll get the Canary Surgeon
to pick up your breakfast report later on. Houston
254:56:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I have a flight plan update
254:56:38 C Roger, stand by.
254:56:53 C Go ahead, Houston.
254:56:56 CC Item, Node: Time, 256:15:48; Rev 160; 132.3 degrees
west; right ascension, 08 hours 31 minutes 58
seconds. Flight plan time line update: change
256:00:00 to 256:10:00. Time: 255:05:45; crew
status report. Command Pilot at Canary Islands.
Time: 255:41:32; PLA update and GO/NO-GO at Carnar-
von. Time: 256:41:23, crew status report. Pilot,
at Canary Islands. Item, D-4/D-7: 258:05:05;
Sequence 430; Mode 02; pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 3
degrees right; make measiirement on GT-VI laiinch.
Take S-6 photo on weather at Cape. Nominal GT-VI
launch is 258:07:23. Did you read that, VII?
254:59:22 C Roger. We got most of it.
254:59:26 CC Roger. May I have an OAMS prop readout?
254:59:30 C 16 percent. One-six percent.
254:59:33 CC Roger, l6 percent. Did you have any tumble rate
when you awakened this morning?
254:59:39 C We're tumbling slowly.
254:59:44 CC Be advised your present orbit is 159.2 by 163.3 and
give you a later update on that,
254:59:55 C Thank you.
254:59:56 CC The progress on the pad is going well. They're 10
to 15 minutes ahead of the count. The crew has
eaten, had their medical and left the MSO building,
and everything appears to be fine. However, the
weather has been a little bit marginal. The 0500
eastern weather was high, thin, broken and 7 miles.
The temperature was 67, dew point 66, and the wind
was south at 6 knots, with patches of ground fog
south and west. But that looks better than it
looked most of the night, and we're all pretty hope-
fxa here. Did you get yoiir HF antenna in the
255:00:36 C Roger.
255:00:40 CC Okay, well, we'll leave you alone for now. The
BLUE TEAM wishes you the very best for a very suc-
cessful day today.
255:00:48 C Thank you.
P That's your car down there.
C You all set to go?
255:01:06 P It will be interesting.
255:01:09 C What?
255:01:11 P Okay.
255:03 : 54 P Phew!
255:04:07 P We got a little time in ACQ-AID, too.
255:04:37 C I'm getting a little tired of all this stuff, Lovell.
255:04:42 P I am too.
255:04:47 C ... I have springs in my legs.
255:04:52 P You mean your ... up.
255:05:03 P We have a four-heater meal we've got to . . , purge.
No, we have to purge some fuel cells.
255:05:13 C Oh yes.
255:05:25 P Purge cells - fuel cells.
255:05:29 . P Really get ... looking .
255:05:37 P We have this thing up-to-date?
255:05:47 P Okay. Fuel cell purge at RKV. We did that.
255:05:54 P 55.06. Doggone! How come Charlie called so early?
255:06:00 C Must have thought that we were awake.
255:06:19 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
255:06:22 C Go ahead, Canary. This is VII here.
255:06:24 CC Okay. During this pass we'd like to get a fuel cell
purge done and also a crew status report on the
Command Pilot. We're stiU getting an invalid oral
255:06:40 C Roger. Stand by one.
255:06:41 CC Okay, we want a normal purge of Section 1 with the
Crossover switch on. And then we'll get the Fuel
Cell Control Number 2 and circuit breaker and put
it on. A normal purge of Section 2. Fuel Cell
Control Number 2 circuit breaker off and the Cross-
over switch off. Okay?
255:06:59 C Roger. Understand, and the blood pressure is coming
down on the Command Pilot and I'll start the ptirge.
255:07:05 CC Roger,
255:07:17 CC The cuff is ccanpletely inflated.
255:07:52 CC Yoiir pressure's coming dovm and you have a valid
255:07:59 C You ready for the exercise?
255:08:02 CC Negative.
255:08:03 C Roger.
255:08:12 CC You may begin your exercise on your Mark.
255:08:14 C MARK.
255:08:33 C Blood pressure coming down.
255:08:45 CC Completely inflated.
255:09:33 CC Valid, both exercise and blood pressure. Thank you
very much. Canary Surgeon out.
255:09:38 C Roger.
255:11:53 C Purge complete. Canaries.
255:11:55 CC Okay, fine. Crossover svd.tch off and Fuel Cell
Control Number 2 circuit breaker off.
255:11:59 C Roger. Have done.
255:12:01 CC Okay. And turn off the BIO MED Recorder Number 2,
255:12:05 C Roger.
255:12:06 CC Okay. And we'd like scone on-board readout. ECS O2
quantity and pressure.
255:12:17 C ECS Oj is 830 psi and 66 percent.
255:12:22 CC I need the psi pressure.
255:12:24 C Eight, three, zero.
255:12:32 CC Okay, thank you. And the Quantity Read Switch to
FUEL CELL please.
255:12:41 C You want the readout?
255:12:43 CC Please.
255:12:45 C 750 psi and 49 percent.
255:12:52 CC Roger.
255:12:55 CC Okay, fuel cell H2. Pressure and quantity.
255:13:00 C 500 psi and 55 percent.
255:13:37 CC Okay, VII, we have nothing else for you. We'll be
standing by. All systems are GO on the ground.
Everything's looking real good.
255:13:43 C Thank you.
255:41:00 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM.
255:41:02 C Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII.
255:41:04 CC Roger. Would you place your DCS circuit breaker
255:41:07 C Circuit going ON.
255:41:10 CC Roger. And we're standing by for your GO/NO-GO
255:41:13 C Roger. Four main batteries are ...
255:42:52 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM.
255:42:56 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. Do you read?
255:42:57 P Roger. Do you read?
255:43:01 CC That's negative. Would you say again, please?
255:43:09 C Roger. Stand by, Carnarvon.
255:43:11 C Roger. Say again. All main batteries are checked
- checked - checks okay. Fuel cell stack readouts:
lA, 3; IB, 3; 1C,3; 2A, 3; 2B, 3j 2C, 5. Voltage
for main bus, 26.9; ... 3000 main; B 2975; Left-
Hand Secondary Oo, 5400; Right-Hand Secondary Oo,
255:43:41 CC Roger. Sounds real good. They're just about the
same that we had on the last GO/NO-GO. Okay, we
have you GO for Area 178-1. We're going to update
your Tj^ clock at this time for Area 192-1.
255:44:03 P Have received, Carnarvon.
255:44:07 CC Roger. And ws show you in sync on the ground.
255:44:12 C Will you give us a time hack, Carnarvon?
255:44:15 CC Roger. We're showing 255 hours, 44 minutes, 21
seconds. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
255:44:27 C Right on with you.
255:44:29 CC Roger. When you're prepared to copy, I have a FLA
block update for you.
255:44:49 C Go ahead, please.
255:44:51 CC Roger. Would you turn your DCS circuit breaker off,
255:44:57 C It's off.
255:44:59 CC Roger. Okay. Area 162-1: 257:42:18. Area 163-1,
259:17:55- Area l64^: 262:09:24; monitor. Area
164-5: 263:44:56. Area 166-5: 265:30:54. Area
167-3: 266:37:57. Area 168-3: 268:13:25. RET
4OOK: 21 plus 40 for all the areas.
255:46:17 C Roger. We have them all, thank you.
255:46:32 CC And the weather is good in all those areas.
255:46:34 C Very good.
How's everything in Australia?
Oh, it's real fine this morning, and how's it going
Well, pretty good.
Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon CAP COM. Would you
stand by for our Surgeon for a minute?
Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We lost
your respiratory trace for some reason. I wonder
if you can contribute anything to this on the
They mentioned the plug. They thought the amplifier
was bad and I was . . .
Gemini VII. Say again. I did not read you.
We're getting a good EKG off the same sensor, so
it's not the sensor.
Gemini VII. Carnarvon Surgeon. I did not copy.
Could you repeat fully?
Roger. This was mentioned before, but they claimed
there is nothing wrong with the sensors because an
EKG is coming off the same sensor. They feel thaf
it ' s in the amplifier , There ' s nothing I can do
Gemini VII. This is the Carnarvon Surgeon. I
understand that this has been mentioned before.
We've never seen the complete loss of respiratory
trace, but if this has been mentioned before, that's
fair enough. Carnarvon Sxirgeon out.
I take it back. It's not the complete loss but the
deterioration of it has been noticed.
This is a loss; we don't have it.
I'll play with your amplifier here and see if I can
get it back for you.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon. I did not copy.
I say I'll fool aroimd with the amplifier and see
if I can get it back for you.
Carnarvon Surgeon. Thank you very much.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCK. The crew at the
Cape have a GO for insertion at the present time.
Roger. Thank you.
And everything is proceeding in real good shape
It's been a long wait.
Yes sir. It sure has.
Gemini VII, Gxiaymas CAP COM. We have nothing
special for you this pass. All systems are GO on
the groimd. If you need anything, we'll be stand-
A cool beer, Guaymas.
Roger. We'll see vtiat we can do about that.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
Roger. Would you place your C-Adapter Beacon
C-Adapter Beacon switch has been CONTINUOUS.
And C-Beacon circuit breaker on.
The C-Beacon circuit breaker has been on.
Roger. Thank you. The weather at the Cape is still
high, thin overcast. They've got 5 miles visibility
vrLth some ground fog. lou have 66 degrees tempera-
ture and 65 dew point; the wind is 210 at 2 knots.
We're all still optimistic, so we just watched
Gunner and his crew load Wally and Tom in the space-
craft and everything seems to be progressing
The lift-off remains the same at 258:07:23 and your
orbit is still the same as our first transmission.
159.2 by 163.3.
Got some news here, if you'd like to hear it.
Go ahead, Charlie. We'd love to.
Okay. First, the search for Randy Lovelace is still
unsuccesaful, but it continues. W. Somerset Mau^iam
suffered a stroke about four days ago. He's improv-
ing, but still remains in a coma. It turns out, of
course, that you're still quite in the news. Fred
Terry was quoted in the Post last night. The paper
quoted him as saying that this crew is - you'll
have to admit - the two boys have been more coopera-
tive in everything, medical experiments and other-
wise, than any other crew we've had, Ed White is
sitting here and he sajra that you've Just learned
real well from the IV crew. Yes, he says you're a
made-over IV crew.
Yes, 14 days looks a lot shorter down there than it
does up here. I'll tell you that.
I'll bet you're right. The headlines for Wonder's
article was referencing your rendezvous maneuver -
Says - is called "Ten Tense Minutes, Four Lonely
Men in Space". What do you think about that? The
Soviet Union has announced that it would test the
variant of the system of landing space vehicles at
one fifth . . , from an area in the Pacific Ocean
vAiere it says same elements of the booster rocket
may fall. That area is about 500 miles south of
the Aleutians and 2000 miles east of Japan in one
clear zero orbit. These tests will begin Thursday
and end around June 1. That's about all I have
right now. Ed's here and would like to say hello.
256:26:19 C Sure.
256:26:25 CC This is old CM3 talking.
256:26:38 C How you doing?
256:26:49 CC Real fine. I have a little report from yovcr ground
crews. They're all in real good shape... Had a
nice dinner with Marilyn and Susan last night .
Everything's going fine.
256:26:51 C Good, good. Thank you.
256:26:53 CC Roger. The numbers on the board at 75 hours remain-
ing - looks pretty little now. You can do that
standing on your head.
256:27:00 C That's idiat we're doing ...
256:27:04 CC Right.
256:27:11 C Tell you what. You can tell the ... pilots anyway,
and always rolls to the left.
256:27:17 CC Very good.
256:27:21 C ... 75-minute flights, or we'd be in a lot better
256:27:24 CC Okay.
256:29=30 CC Jim, this is CH3. I've got a special message for
256:29:33 P Roger. Go ahead.
256:29:35 CC Hoi Ho! Ho!
256:29:38 P Right. And I have one for you.
256:29:40 CC Go.
256:29:42 P Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
256:29:43 CC Roger.
256:41:55 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP CCM. We've a valid oral
temp. And standing by for yotir blood pressure.
256:42:03 P Roger. Canary. Going down.
256:42:17 CC Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale.
256:43:08 CC Blood pressure is valid. Standing by for exercise.
256:43:12 P Roger. MARK.
256:43:43 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
256:43:57 CC Gemini VII, would you inflate your cuff to full-
scale once more, please?
256:44:06 CC Full-scale.
256:45:01 CC Gemini VII. Your blood pressure is valid. We
would like to get a report on the meal you had for
breakfast this morning, please.
256:45:10 P Roger. Stand by.
256:45:21 P Our meal was the Day 9, Meal A.
256:45:24 CC Roger. That's for both crewmen? Were there any
256:45:31 P Roger. Both crewmen had no unconsumed items.
256:45:35 CC Roger. Did we get an update on your water intake?
256:45:41 P Correction on that. We just discovered it was Day
12, Meal A.
256:45:46 CC Roger. Understand Day 12, Meal A,
Coming up with the nAter. Coismand Pilot 873 on the
water. Stand by for Pilot - 728 for the Pilot.
Roger. Coxild you give me a water gun coimt, please?
Roger, 3871 on the water gun,
Roger. Copy 3871. That's all we have for you.
Go back to CAP CCM, Canary Surgeon out. Thank you.
Gemini VII, this is Canary CAP CCM. We have nothing
for you this pass. Everything's looking good on the
ground and following this pass we'll be reconfigxir-
ing VII and VI . . on the next pass .
Roger. It will be getting crowded up here.
Isn't that terrific;
Photograph of the Richat or Richat crater of North
Africa early - well, about noon here, I guess. A
blank view at 256:48. Magazine Plan Number 41 >
Almost forgot the most important thing. Forgot the
log. I'll log yours, too - your urination. I
forgot to log my urination this morning.
That sounds good.
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Hello, Hoviston. How are you?
Just fine. On your next pass, just like the last
time, we will not be talking to you. However, we
will be listening if you have any questions or
comments. We'll be monitoring both you and VI.
Tried to look for you this morning, but it was
overcast and raining.
256:52:50 C Looks beautifia up here.
257:03:48 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. Voice
check through Tananarive.
257:03:54 P Roger. Houston. You're coming in loud and clear.
257:03:57 CO Roger.
257:04:07 CC Just checking the site out. We may want to use it
vfith the VI update.
257:17:56 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM.
257:17:58 P This is VII. Go.
257:18:01 CC Roger. Everything looks good on the ground.
Everything is proceeding normally at the Cape on
the VI launch.
257:18:09 P Roger. VII will be standing by.
257:18:12 CC Roger. We have nothing further for you this pass.-
We're standing by.
257:21:52 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM. Their thruster
firings went very good on GT-VI.
257:22:00 P That sounds good.
257:22:02 CC Roger. Looks like you'll have company before long.
257:22:04 P I hope the booster firings do the same,
257:22:06 CC Roger,
257:22:24 CC Flight advises you that they confirm all dust
257:22:31 P Good.
257:40:42 CC Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do you read?
257:40:47 C Loud and clear, Houston.
257:40:50 CC Roger. Sovmds like we're good all the way around
the range this morning. VI is T minus 3 minutes
and holding in the 25Hninute hold.
257:40:53 C Roger. CJemini VII.
257:55:34 CC CSemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM.
257:55:37 P Go ahead, Guaymas.
257:55:39 CC Roger. Everything looks real good here on the
groxind. I have an instruction for you when you're
ready to copy.
257:55:44 P Roger. Stand by, please.
257:55:55 P Go ahead.
257:55:56 CC Roger. We'd like you to place the adapter C-Band
to the COMMAND position at 258:04:50.
257:56:10 P Adapter C-Band to CCMMAND position at 258:04:50.
257:56:14 CC Roger. We have nothing else for you. We'll be
258:17:59 CC Roger.
258:19:14 CC VII, Canary.
258:19:16 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VII.
258:19:17 CC Roger. Well, we did it.
258:19:20 C7 Roger. We didn't get to see the lift-off, but we
saw a couple of clouds,
258:19:24 CC Okay, his orbit is 87 by 144. Everything is GO.
All systems GO. Everything looks terrific!
259:19:33 C7 Wonderful.
258:20:05 CC Oh, incidentally, VII. Lift-off time was right on
the nose - 13:37:26.
258:20:12 C7 Very good.
258:26:03 P7 Gemini CAP CCM. V/e're ... a while until we get
our radiator working right?
What did he say, Canary?
* « •
Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM.
This is VII. Loud and clear.
Roger. Stand by, VII.
This is VII. Loud and clear,
Roger. Stand by, VII.
Gemini VII, Houston. Have an
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you
Roger. Stand by.
Time: 259j15:00; purge fuel cells at Hawaii.
Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do you read?
This is VII. Loud and clear.
Roger, VII. We're GO for a fourth orbit rendez-
vous. jTou can start putting on your suits at this
Yes, stand by. I got the Cape. Don't have that
Here's the Cape.
Am I Just right?
Yes. Right down there.
Okay. Am there.
You're on it right now, Frank.
I'm on it?
Yes, roll to your left.
I don't see a thing ...
I missed that completely . . .
You're right on it now, Frank, but it Just
disappeared in the clouds.
« • «
P Keep the nose pitch-dovm.
C How we doing?
P Better than the airplane. It's turning around
there. ... I don't know, just keep turning. I
C Can you see it, Jim?
p We went over the Cape. I saw the airplane turned
around and made the path.
C Could you see the Cape?
P Yes. Just saw the Cape.
C How am I doing?
P Well, you have to keep moving around. We have the
Island here now.
P We're not going to make it.
C I can see the Island - no, that's not the Islands.
C Can you see?
258:48:53 C I got it. I got the contrail.
258:48:54 P Do 7°^?
258:48:55 C I'm out.
258:48:57 P Straight ahead. Vertical with the clouds. See her?
258:49:00 C No.
258:49:03 C I wish I had it all ready.
258:49:07 P Okay. Let me try and get another plan. See her
coming straight on. She's right in the middle of
the clouds now. Vertical
258:49:17 C Yes, I got her.
I've got him again.
You have him in the blackness?
Right at us.
You have him?
You still have him?
Yes. He's at the end of the contrail now. I -
She's still coming.
Still coming at that altitude? Okay.
In the blackness now.
Easy on the fuel now.
Now 1547 is not as important as the fuel to turn
« • •
There we turned late but - there ' s no way . . . turn
• • «
We didn't see the lift-off and we tracked them for
several seconds . Maybe for a minute or two . . .
258-51:1+3 P I think 257, or is it 258? Page 50. I figured when
we started track and I put the time in there to make
sure we had good - a good time -hack.
258:51:53 C I still have our ... turn this off.
258:52:12 P Well, Frank, we're on our own.
258:52:16 C Sure are,
258:52:19 C Boy, she sure stretched well on luck.'
258:52:21 P B-k/B-J equipment going off at 258:13:14)-.
258:53:15 CC CJemini VII, Carnarvon.
258:53:16 CT Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII.
258:53:18 CG Roger. We have you GO on the ground. You'll have
a flight plan update over the States. We would
also like to have you start your exercise and eat
period at 259:00:00.
258:53:33 C7 Roger. We're donning the suits now. We'll start
as soon as we get in the suits,
258:53:37 CO Roger. Copy.
258:53:^3 C7 You can consider this the exercise period.
258:53:^5 CO Roger. Copy.
259:17:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
259:17:^43 C7 Roger. Houston. Gemini VII. Go ahead.
259:17:146 CC Roger, I'll be giving you more of the flight plan
update over the US after the Gemini VI burn. How-
ever, I would like you to know that the next item
will be at 260:00 and th.at will be to power-up and
switch coolant pumps. Do you copy?
CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. Your adapter C-Band
switch to the COMTIHUOUS position, please.
C7 It»s in CONTIHUOUS.
C7 Are you ready for our fuel cell purge?
CC Stand by. Wait till I get T/M solid. I'll let you
know when we're ready. How are things going?
CC He wants you to leave that adapter C-Band in
CONTINUOUS until further advised.
CC Did you copy the States transmission? At 260:00:00:
power-up, switch coolant loops, pumps - correction,
switch coolant pumps prior to powering-up platform.
C7 Roger. 260:0O:00: switch coolant loops and power-
CC Affirmative. T/M solid, Gemini VII. We're showing
you GO here on the ground and we're ready for your
fuel cell purge.
P7 Coming down.
P7 First section complete first.
CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP C(M. We've got a good read-
out. Will you put your Quantity Read switch to the
ECS 02 position?
C7 There it is.
259:26:37 CC Okay. FUEL CELL O2 position.
259:30:21 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
259:30:24 C7 Loud and clear, Houston.
259:30:26 CC Roger. This will be a UHF 6 pass. Would you confirm
your DCS circuit breaker is off?
259:30:37 P? Roger. DCS circuit breaker is off.
259:30:^11 CC Are you copying the Spacecraft VI transmission?
259:30:^5 P7 Negative. We can hear ground transmission to them
but we cannot hear them transmit back.
259:30:51 GG Roger. I have a flight plan update for you after the
VI burn which is in approximately 10 minutes.
259:30:59 P7 Roger.
259:31:02 CC Matter of fact, if you are free, I can start giving
you some of it now, and then I'll leave you in a
259:31:09 P7 Ready to copy.
259:31:12 CC Okay. You got the 260 entry on coolant pump switch-
ing and powering -up.
259:31:17 C7 260:00:00, power-up.
259:31:20 CC That's right. Switch coolant pumps prior to power-
ing -up the platform. 26l:00:00: transponder on.
262:145:00: purge fuel cells at Texas. 266:l6:00:
purge fuel cells and PLA update at RKV. 269:00:00:
BIO MED Recorder Number 2 to CONTINUOUS. 269:28:00:
purge fuel cells and crew status report on the Com-
mand Pilot at RKV. Node time - stand by - that was
for Gemini VI. Did you copy everything, VII?
259:32:37 C7 Roger.
259:32:39 CC Okay. That's your complete update. 1*11 be switch-
ing to VI now and I probably won't be calling you
259:32:^46 C? Roger. Understand. VII here.
259:59:^5 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
260:00:05 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do
260:00:1I C7 Read you loud and clear, Houston.
260:00:13 CC Roger. Everything seems to be coming along fine.
They got the Height Adjust bum over the US. We've
updated them for catch-up bum. We're standing by
for your platform power-up.
Houston, do you want the ccmputer on . . . or power-
You don't need to put that on at this time, VII.
We're going on over to VI again, Gemini VII, to
update their maneuver again. Talk to you later.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Loud and clear, Elliot. Go ahead.
We'd like to read out on your QAMS quantity.
Houston. Gemini VII.
Go ahead. We'd like to read out on your QAMS
260:15:57 C7 quantity reads l6 percent.
26O: 16:00 CC Roger. 16 percent.
260:l6:04 C7 Roger.
260:l6:06 CC Everything seems to be going okay, Frank, We've
given them an update for their Plane -Change maneuver -
correction - for their Catch-up maneuver and we've
got one ready for the Plane-Change. They'll be mak-
ing their Catch-up maneuver at this pass. Tananarive
here. Looks good so far.
260 : 16:26
You guys finished lunch and getting the suits on?
Got the suits on.
Suits on. Roger.
Go ahead J VII.
260:29:0li- CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM.
260:29: 06 P7 This is VII. Go ahead, Carnarvon.
26O: 29:08 CC Roger. We have nothing for you this pass. You're
looking good on the ground. We're standing by.
260:29:13 P7 Roger. We're powering-up until we meet again.
260:29:17 CC Roger.
260:30:02 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM. Flight just advised
us the order for the day is, "Conserve fuel".
260:30:09 P7 We'll do our best.
260:30:11 CC Roger. You've been doing real good so far.
260: 5^+: 35
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
This is VII, Go ahead, Hawaii.
Okay. How axe you doing? We're showing you GO,
Roger. Got a . . .
How about turning your transponder on at this time?
260: 5U: 53
Transponder is on.
Will you give us the GET of VI, please?
Okay. I'll give you the GET of VI.
l68 minutes on my Mark.
Want another hack?
No, thank you. I got it. Thank you very much.
260: 55: ^5
Okay. I'm going to switch over to VI now. I'll he
coming hack to check and see if evervthinc has eone
all right after I get VI squared away.
VII , Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii.
Your cohort there would like to know if you've heard
hijn call you.
We've heard him talking to Houston but we can't
hear him calling us.
260:59:56 CC V^hy don't you give him one shout.
260:59:59 C? Hello, Gemini VI, this is VII. How do you read?
261:00:09 CC It doesn't sound like he's got you yet,
261:00:39 CC VII, Hawaii. We have nothing further. We'll be
standing "by if you need us.
26l:00:i42 P7 ThanX you, Hawaii.
26l:04:5U CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
26l:04:57 C? Loud and clear, Houston. Go ahead.
261:05:00 CC Roger. We're coming up on a second Height-Adjust
bum for VI. They'll he maiding that in slightly
over 5 minutes from now.
261:05:10 C6 Roger.
261:05:33 CC Gemini VII, would you place your Antenna Selector
switch to ADAPTER?
261:05:^1 C? Roger.
261:05:54 C? Houston, may I ask why? This is VII here.
26l:06:00 CC Trying to set up a possible better corarnunication
betv7een your two vehicles.
26l:06:05 C7 The reason we went back, to REENTRY was that we
couldn't hear on ADAPTER.
26l:06:ll CC Roger. It sounds very good now. How are you re-
ceiving us here?
26l:06:15 C? Read you loud now.
26l:06:17 CC Okay.
26l:06:26 CC We're going to go over and piclc up VI now and mon-
itor their bum. We'll come back to you.
261 : 06: 32 C7 Okay,
26l:l6:ll CC Gemini VII, Houston.
26l:l6:15 07 Go ahead, Houston.
26l:l6:l8 CC Just completed the second Height Adjust bum.
Everything looks real good.
26l:l6:23 C7 Thank you.
26l:l6:26 CC We're keeping you guys pretty busy today; aren't we?
26l:l6:29 Pf ... Certain target vehicles, always standing by,
26l:l8:12 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you copy any of our last
transmission with VI?
261: 18: 18 07 Negative.
26l:l8:23 07 Do you read me there, Houston?
26l:l8:25 CC Roger. Loud and clear,
261: 18: 26 C7 Okay.
26I: 18: 50 C7 Roger.
261: 20:^+1 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Could you give us a readout
on your stack currents?
26l:20:i46 07 Roger. Stand by.
261:20:52 C7 lA. is 8; IB is 8; IC, 7; 2A, 7; 2B, 6,5; 20, 9.
26l:21:04 CC Roger. Where's Jim? Out to lunch?
261:21:08 07 Not exactly. But he's busy.
261:21:11 00 Roger. We copy.
261:21:17 F7 Right in the middle of a rendezvous.
261:35:^^ 07 Gemini VI, how do you read Gemini VII now?
261:35:1+7 C6 Loud and clear, fellows. We're loolcLng at you.
261:35:^49 C? Very good. VJe hear you loud and clear also,
261:35:52 C6 ... hang on, we'll be up there shortly,
261:35:55 C? Roger.
261:51:59 17 This is Gemini VII. We're not showing visual contact.
261:52:03 CC Roger. Understand no visual contact.
262:0U:51 C7 We can't tell if the ACQ lights are working or
not, Wally, we can't see them.
262:05:03 C7 ... We're turning off all the lights.
262:05:07 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
262:05:09 C7 Go ahead, CamEirvon.
262:05:10 CC I'd like to verify that your HF whip is retracted.
262:05:15 C7 Roger.
262:05:17 CC Also, I have a lot of instructions for you. Your
fuel cut-off for stationkeeping is 11 percent.
Under no circumstance are you to use the reserve
tank. Did you copy?
262:05:29 C7 I understand,
262:08: lU C7 Carnarvon, Gemini VII. We're coming on with the
hydrogen heater here. We're about k^O , 280 on the
262:08:25 CC Roger, VII. We copy.
262:30:32 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
262:30:35 C7 Gemini VII, Hawaii.
262:30:37 CC Okay, you're looking real good here on the ground.
How you doing?
262:30:39 C7 Real fine. Face to face,
262:30:41 CC Okay, I don't have anything for you. I'll be
262:32:42 CC VII, Hawaii. How do you read on this transmitter?
262:32:44 07 Loud and clear.
262:35:38 C7 Hawaii, did you get an answer from the ... yet?
262:35:42 CC They're showing 2 -feet -per -second - 2-feet-per-
262:35:45 C? Outstanding.
262:35:47 CC Roger.
262:52:17 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
262:52:19 C7 Go ahead, Houston.
262:52:21 CC Would you pump your hydrogen tank pressure to 500
pounds on-board gage reading?
262:52:29 C7 Roger. We already did. It's 505 now.
262:52:31 CC Roger.
262:52:34 C7 And our friend "3-Charlie" is starting to drop also.
262:52:40 CC Roger.
262:52:47 CC (Jenini VII, Houston. Have you done your fuel cell
262:52:51 C7 Negative. It's at 266 that it's supposed to be done,
262:53:07 CC Gemini VII, you should have a fuel cell purge at
262:53:12 C7 Stand by.
262 :53s 3^ CC
263: 28: 59 C7
Roger. Purging fuel cell.
Elliot, the range stopwatch ...
, . . "burning are being run pretty well . . .
...in about 30 degrees, Frank.
20 seconds to go 2 minutes.
I'll never make it.
. . . Frank.
Roger. 3 minutes.
You say you're pitching out at 3 degrees
About 3 degrees.
Right . . .
How does it bum?
We can't see ... I hope they're working.
We've got a very dim ... light.
Can't see any thrusting lights.
Negative . . .
... 3 minutes . . *
5, ^> 3, 2, 1
Roger. Made it.
• * *
A real dim light up theire ...
We'll blink it a couple times.
• . ■
It's off now.
It's caning on now.
Roger . , ,
And we don't have ajiy ACQ lights
We've about 35 to go.
, , . yet .
* * *
You want me to do that or do you
where I am? I better stay where
COASTAL SENTRT QUEBEC
263:50:0^+ YJ ... retrofire.
263:50:09 CC How are you doing there, Jim?
263:50:12 P7 ... a little bit too low.
263:50:15 CC Roger.
263:51:03 GC Veiy good.
263:51:06 CC How are you fixed now?
263:51:08 F7 Well, I'm reading 10 degrees.
263:52:25 P7 HO degrees.
263:52:27 CC I now have Goddard cut off.
263:52:59 P7 Very good.
263:5^^:45 C6 ... 120 degrees.
263: 5^:^ C7
263: 5*+: 5^+ C6 1.7 miles.
263:5^:56 C7 Roger.
263:55:^ C6 ... I have you ...
263:55:^ C7 Very good.
263:55:51 C6 125 degrees and 1.3 miles.
26ii-: 01+: 2U C7 You got a lot of stuff all around the back end of
you. Must be the ... off from the ... test ...
261+:Oi+:l46 C7 You want me to stay stationary now, Wally? We're
aLinost face up.
26if:05:09 C7 This is VII.
261+:05:11 C6 Go ahead, Frank.
261f:05:12 C7 I'm going to go ahead and put it on Inertial -
Neutral here and stay right on the horizon, if
that's what Precious wants,
26l4-:05:l8 C6 Great ...
261^:05:19 C7 Say again.
264:05:21 C6 That will be fine, Frank.
26if:05:22 OJ Okay.
26ij-:07:01 C6 You guys really are showing a of droop on those
"Wires hanging there.
26^:07:07 C7 Stop ... it on me.
26^:07:10 C7 VThere are they hanging from?
261^:07:13 C6 Well, Frank, it looks like it comeB out at the sep-
aration between - it might he the Fiberglass, It's
approxijmtely - oh - 10 to 15 feet long.
26i4-:07:22 07 The separation came from the booster, right?
26k'.0'J'.2k C6 Affirmative.
264:07:25 C7 That's exactly where you have one, too. It really
belted siround there when you were firing your
26if:07:32 C6 Looks like about 8 or 9 feet long and double wire.
261^:07:35 07 Right.
264:07:36 C6 We're going to take a picture of it.
264:07:53 CO VII, Hawaii.
264:07:55 C7 Go ahead.
264:07:56 CC I've got a short flight plan update if you'd like
to copy it.
264:07:59 C7 Stand by one,
264:08:12 07 Go ahead, Hawaii.
264:08:14 CC Okay. D-4/D-7: 265:43:00 -
264:08:19 CC - Sequence 427 -
264:08:34 CC I say again. Sequence 1427; Mode 03; Spacecraft VI,
one minute of recorder. D-4/D-7: 265:44:00;
Sequence 427; Mode 01; Spacecraft VI, 2 minutes.
Note: to be performed during Gemini VI tape play-
back at Hawaii.
261+:09:28 CC Did you copy that all right?
261^:09:32 G7 Roger.
264:10:56 CC VI and VII, Hawaii. We'll "be standing by if you
have anything for us.
261+:11:00 C7 Roger.
264:11:01 P6 There just seems to be a little traffic up here,
that ' s all.
264:11:04 CC Call a policeman.
264:11:08 P6 It was pretty trying during the terminal run. As
we looked out, we could see the two Gemini staxs
casting off to the right of Gemini VI - correction,
VII. They were all in a line.
264:11:21 CC Roger.
264:11:^49 CC VII, Hawaii. Would you turn your adapter C-Band
264:11:52 G7 Roger.
264:11:55 C6 It's in the COMMAffi) position.
264:11:59 CC Okay, ... that will do it.
264:13:46 C7 We've lost you, VI.
264:13:49 C6 You've lost sight of me, sir?
264:13:50 C? Roger.
264:13:54 C6 I must affirm a few little things.
264:13:56 C7 Okay.
264:14:03 C6 Keep to yoiir left now.
264:l4:04 C6 This is the night light, is it?
264:14:07 C7 Say again.
264:14: 08 C6 This doesn't act like a night light, or is that an
26k: Ik: 11
264: 20: 00
C7 No. They should both be off.
P7 The flag or the letters are visible. Looks like
they're seared as much at launch as they are when
you ccrae back from reentry,
p6 Jim, noticed your blue field is practically burned
C7 Elliot, Gemini VII.
CC Go ahead,
C7 Roger. This fuel cell is dropping down again. You
want us to take the Platform, off the line?
CC Stand by.
• • •
G7 We'll keep the Platform mode if you want.
C7 ... Wally.
C6 Say again,
07 I put my autcanatic on the . . .
CC Gemini VII, Houston. We'd like to leave the Plat-
form on and take Stack 2C off -the -line at this time.
C7 Stand by, sir. Okay, here you go,
C7 Stack 2C is off the line,
CC Roger. What was your current on it before you took
C7 About 5 1/2 amps. It deteriorated from 10 to 5 1/2.
CC Roger, VII.
CC Gemini VII and VI, would you continue with the des-
cription of your stationkeeping?
2614:21:03 C? Right now, VI is about 10 feet above and to the left
of VII. We're just flying nose to nose, approximately
15 feet apart.
264:21:13 CC Soger.
264:21:15 P/ VJe can very clearly see the horizon scanners up
• • •
264:21:21 CC Roger, Jim. Gemini VII, are you able to see in the
vnLndovrs of VI very easily, and vice versa?
264:21:36 C7 Roger. VII here.
264:22:43 P? Wally, I can see your lateral thrusters ai-e firing
out about 40 feet from what we - visual , from, what
we can see.
264:22:46 C6 How are they doing?
264:22:50 P? We can't tell now. We're in too close. But when
you were doing your Braking Maneuver we could see
them ... quite a bit out.
264:23:09 P7 1*11 come back in, so we can get nose-to-nose a
264:23:25 p6 Looks like those wires guillotined off the booster
and not at the spacecraft ...
264:23:31 07 Yes, you have the same thing, only it's in back of
264:23:34 C6 The wire bundles, of course,
264:24:09 P7 Houston, on this Braking Maneuver our lateral thrus-
ters fire quite aways out,
264:24:14 CC Roger, VII.
264:24:58 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
264:25:00 C7 Go ahead, Houston,
264:25:02 CC We plan to put 2C back on the line at the RKV.
264:25:07 C? Okay.
264:25:08 GC Approximately 20 minutes off the line.
264:25:11 C? Roger.
264:25:32 CC Gemini VII, Houston, Could you give us a readout
on your stack currents?
264:25:36 C? Stand by.
264:25:38 P7 Roger. Houston. lA is 2 l/2 amps; IB, 11 amps;
IC, 9 1/2 amps; 2A, 8 1/2 amps; 2B, 7 l/2 amps; 2-
Charlie about to zero.
264:25:52 GC Roger, Jim.
264:25:54 P? The configure voltage on 2-Charlie is reading 31.2,
264:25:58 CC Roger. Copy, 31.2,
264:26:05 CC Looks very good, VII. You might keep an eye on 2-
Charlie voltage and see if you can see it Jump up
like it did yesterday,
264:26:12 P7 Roger.
264:26:17 CC Gemini VII, would you svritch your adapter C-Band to
264:26:24 P7 Adapter C-Band COnTIKUOUS.
264:26:26 P6 Yes. What's confusing?
264:26:39 C7 What did you say, Wally?
264:26:^0 C6 You guys sure have big deals.
264:26:42 CC HaJ ha.' ha.'
264:26:45 C6 If you're in white, you're in style.
264:26:47 CC Right.
26i+:36:50 P Well, let's see about 26^^:36 now. Formation \n.th
GT-VI. Tailing pictures and passing the time of day.
26U:38:59 C7 12 o'clocls: tomorrow morning?
26^4-: 39: 01 ... after tomorrovr morning.
261i: 39:05 ... easier ones on Saturday.
26i+:39:08 I'll pass.
26^:39:12 C6 Hovi's the food supply holding out?
26^:39:1^ C7 Oh, it's in good shape,
264:39:16 P7 It's holding out, but it's the same thing day after
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
26k:39:kO CC Gemini VII, RKV.
261+:39:ifl C7 Go ahead, RKV. Gemini VII.
261+:39:i+3 GC Roger. We'd like you to bring Stack 2C back on
26k:39:k6 07 Gaming on.
264:39:58 C7 Stack on.
264:39:59 CC Roger.
264:40:00 CC Did you get an open-circuit voltage before you put
it on, please?
264:40:04 F7 Looks like it's in the same group as it was when
you took it off open,
264:40:07 CC Roger. What was your open-circuit voltage before
you turned it back on?
264:40:11 P7 31.5 volts.
/^/^k. 1 CI P\ Ck. ITI A 1
What are you reading now? That's 2C current.
2C current is reading 6 amps and closed-circuit
voltage is a little below 25.
We're reading 5.5 on 2C on the ground.
264: 40: 38
264: hO: 44
Say again, Gemini VII.
I say we have company tonight.
264: 40: 48
You sure do. We'd like to know how you can see
ACQ lights on VI.
He doesn't have ACQ lights.
They have a dock light control.
Did they see the dock ligjits?
... one point off. Right, yes.
We picked you up, Wally, when the sun reflected
264: 43: 51
Gemini VII, we'd like you to take 2 -Charlie off
the line at 265,
Roger. 2 -Charlie off the line at 265 :00'.
264: 44: 03
264:44:05 C7 How long do you want us to leave it off the line?
264:44:08 CC We'll give it a check at CSQ.
26k: kk: 11 C7 Okay.
264:45:36 C7 Hey, WallyJ
264:45:37 C6 Go ahead.
264:45:39 C7 V/hen we get around to the next stateside, let us try
it for a"bout 5 minutes, will you? I'm after - the
fuel is "bounded up a little bit.
264:45:41 P6 Sure.
264:45:45 C7 Okay.
264:45:49 07 I'm going to Platform for the nighttime pass, if you
want to back off Just a little bit.
264:45:53 C6 VJhen I get in there you're going to leave the Plat-
264:45:56 P7 Yes, we're going to leave it up.
264:45:58 C6 Okay,
264:47:00 g6 That will help you there, Frank, or ... back a little
264:47:01 C7 That's okay. I ... in the plat mode now.
264:47:04 C6 Roger.
264:47:07 P7 ... on the line right now.
264:47:09 C6 Roger.
264:47:16 07 This gage is bouncing right around 15 percent if
you look at it right. ... to the left ...
264:47:23 P7 Oh, good. I think we better pitch over.
265:02:22 P6 Spacecraft ...
265:02:24 C7 Say again.
265:02:26 P6 ... just talking about.
265:02:29 C? You're not close.
265:02:30 P6 ... ring you up.
265:02:31 C7 That's your dump.
265:02:33 P6 Oh, okay.
265:02:^40 FJ Can you see Frank's beard, Wally?
265:02:42 C6 Yes, I see yours better right now.
265:02:^7 P6 Did you wipe your mouth, Jim, after you ate?
265:02:52 P6 You must have Just wiped your mouth, Jim. Did you?
265:02:56 P6 Yes. Right.
265:02:58 p6 How's the visibility through these windows? They're
pretty bad from this side.
265:03:02 FJ Yes. It's pretty bad. We noticed ... that some
see through the windows. They are pretty bad on
265:03:14 P7 Through your window, they're right on top of us.
265:04:30 C6 The forest fires really kick them out, don't they,
265:04:32 P7 Right. They've been there all the time, Wally.
265:04:34 C6 Yes. That fire down there to your left is an oil
fire, I think.
265:04: to P/ Oh, you see one there from the air?
265:04:43 P6 Right. Maybe that was down to your left, It's
265:04:48 P? Okay.
265:04:55 P6 ... any way you do it.
265:04:59 17 Between the black marks.
265:05:0^1 P7 With your light on, Wally, I can Just see the flame
of the front of the nozzle.
265:05:10 C6 Roger.
265:05:^40 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Can you confirm you turned
2 -Charlie open-circuit again?
265:05:^7 F7 This is VII. Roger. 2-Charlie is open.
265:05:50 CC Roger. What does the open-circuit voltage look like?
265:05:53 P7 Looks like about 31.2 volts.
265:05:57 CC 31.6. Roger.
265:05:59 ^ 31.2.
265:06:00 CC 31.2.
265:06:06 P7 Drinking water, right, Wally?
265:06:09 C6 Roger.
265:06:11 P7 ... voltmeter very much to look at.
265:06:16 OJ ... rough day.
265:06:17 C6 Ha.' ha.*
265:06:21 C6 Don't let him kid you. I'm jiist a ...
265:06: 2i^- P7 Roger. ...
265:06:^16 C6 ... Merry Christmas and get it over with.
265:06:50 Yes. I still wish we had a pot of fuel here.
265:06:59 C6 You should work up a ...
265:07:01 P7 Right.
265:07:34 yj That's right.
265:08:07 P6 Back up just a little hit.
265:08:09 P? There doesn't seem to be any shape of a ... just a
glob comes out.
265:08:11+ P6 ... ball of fire attitude ... light out all you caji
see is the initial flame.
265:08:21+ F7 ... for awhile.
265:08:31 P? As you approached us in the rendezvous we could
see the fire way out to about kO feet.
265:08:37 P6 Very good.
265:08:^3 P? Now we didn't even laiow you were there, Wally,
265:08:1+5 C6 Right here.
265:08:146 P? Yes.
265:08:47 C6 Roger. ...
265:08:149 C6 HaJ haJ
265:08:52 C6 Kow I can see you a little more ... taking off on
265:08:58 P7 My ... off.
265:09:05 P6 No. I guess it's because I get so many reflections
on the window.
265:09:11+ P7 Roger, We saw that.
265:09:16 p6 ... sunlight.
265:09:19 P7 Roger. I could hit you with it.
265:09:21+ Very good. ... on the next flight,
COASTAL ssmm Quebec
265:25:15 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
265:25:17 C7 Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini VII.
265:25:19 CC Roger. Will you give us another reading on 2-Charlie
265:25:23 P7 Roger. 2-Charlie open-circuit voltage is 31.3 volts.
265:25:29 GC Roger.
265:25:314- CC Would you place 2-Charlie back on the line?
265:25:38 C7 2-Charlie ccaning hack on the line.
265:26:21 CC Gonini VII, CSQ, We'll probably leave 2-Charlie
on at least until Hawaii, and have a look at it
265:26:28 C7 Roger. I read: 2-Charlie, remain on to Hawaii
and take a look.
265:26:32 CC Roger.
265:29:25 CC I don't ...
265:29:28 C7 ... your flight plan, Hawaii.
265:29:31 C7 7 hours 22 minutes ... for a vent.
265:29:314- CC Check 22.
265:29:35 C7 Roger.
265:29:1+2 C6 We'll switch to your experiment, then we'll fly
around, if that's all right with you.
265:29:147 C7 Let us have about 5 minutes ... trying to move
around in this mode.
265:29:52 C6 Oh, fine.
265:29:56 C7 In fact, how about that right now?
265:29:57 C6 Sure, ray Maneuver switch has been off for the last
265:30:00 C? Okay, we'll just coast around here a little bit and
see what it looks like.
This exDe riment will start in aboirb 1'^ minutes .
Roger . , . Flat node and Node 2,
I know . . . with you.
It ' s looking pretty good.
Yes, you're right.
• • «
That's what I mean - there are times when it look
like there's nothing there.
265' h\' 2^
265: ^1: 24
Gemini VII, Hawaii.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP GCM.
Go ahead, Hawaii. VII here.
How you doing?
It's great,' Beally outstanding.'
Okay, Give me a readout on 2 -Charlie, please.
Roger, 2-Charlie closed circuit is reading 24.8.
265:142:30 P? ... amp ... 5 l/2.
265:1+2:33 CC Roger, very good.
265:^*2:35 C? Hawaii, this is VH, here. We're going to fire on
the platform, unless Flight has any objections, and
get back on the regular schedule and leave the space-
craft in the HORIZON SCAN.
265:42:i»9 CG They say: "Have at it".
265:42:50 C? Thank you.
265:43:34 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
265:43:36 This is VII. Go.
265:43:37 CC If you haven't started powering-down yet, they want
to schedule a purge, Jim.
265:43:40 P7 Okay, we have not started yet, so let's purge.
265:43:43 CC Okay, hold up a minute.
265:43:50 CC Okay, we're ready for your purge. Have at it.
265:43:52 P7 Purging Section 1.
265:43:53 CC Roger.
265:43:56 CC One little bubble.
265:44:03 C? Boy, those windows are really bad. I got a good
look at your window, Wally. It's really coated.
265:44:08 C6 Yes.
265:44:10 G6 We were lucky.
265:44:20 CC All right.
265:44:24 C6 ... that's a real big problem there.
265:44:26 C7 Wally, can you tell if there's any purge at all?
265:44:29 C7 Say again.
265:^^:30 C7 Could you tell if we're purging at all?
265: ^'+: 3*+ C6 I see scaae white flakes, Toubble, white things come
off. Not actually 'bu'b'bles, "but
265 '+9 Could you morve down a little Tait so you're more in
line with us?
265:^*1 52 C6 Moving down,
265:^5:29 GC VII , put your Quantity Read switch to ECS O2 posi-
265:^5:33 CO Okay, just leave it there, please.
265:^46:26 CC VII, Hawaii. Go to FUEL CELL O2 position in Quantity
265:^*6:29 C? Done.
265:^46:30 CC Okay, just hold it there, and we'd like it for about
15 minutes for the power-up and hold off on your power-
down until 266 plus 01.
265:46:41 C? 266 plus 01. Roger.
265:46:43 CC Okay.
265:47:05 CC Quantity Read to the FUEL CELL Hp position, please,
265:47:09 C7 We are.
265:47:10 CC Okay,
265:47:41 CC VII, Hawaii. Quantity Head switched off.
265:47:44 CC Okay, thank you.
265:47:46 C7 Okay. We've been using the O2. Bo you want it off
265:47:51 CC Say again.
265:47:52 C7 We've been leaving the Fuel Cell O2 on because of
that stuck transducer. You want me to turn if off
265:47:56 CC Okay. They'll give you a good briefing before you go
to bed. If you don't mind, you can leave it in the
O2 position now.
265:^18:02 C7 Okay, 1*11 leave it off.
26^:UQ:k3 CJ And Hawaii, for your infomation, VII is terminating
here with about 11 percent.
265:48:50 CC Thank you, VH.
265:49:01 Hawaii, purge complete.
265:49:03 CO Roger, Ciot the whole thing. Thank you very much.
265:49:43 CO VII, Hawaii. We've got nothing further. We'll be
standing by if you need anything.
265:49:46 C7 Thank you, Hawaii.
265:49:49 07 2-Charlie in the second section looks sick again
265:1+9:53 CC Well, we'll see what's going to happen. Just hang
265:50:06 C7 You going over the top, Wally?
265:50:08 C6 That's right.
265:50:09 C7 Okay.
265:50:10 CC Standing by one.
265:50:11 C7 The adapter about the experiment, top of Jim's head,
is all clay, like an acid or something came out on
265:50:19 P7 It's a liquid Freon or Neon or something from the
cold XR experiment.
265:50:24 C6 Oh, is that what it is?
265:50:25 FJ Yes.
265:50:55 C7 How does it look from back there?
265:50:57 C6 Looks good.
266:15:2i+ ... check over ...
266:15:28 C7 ... load is looking?
266:15:31 C6 We're looking right at your vehicle now.
266:15:33 C7 What's the - how much of a ... have I got?
266:15:36 C6 ... Flight.
266:15:38 C7 ... just talk out there,
266:15:1+3 C7 Under the nose here, during the yaw-up.
266:15:47 C6 ... pretty clean that far out.
ROSE KNOT VICJTOR
266:16:38 CC Gemini VH, RKV CAP COM.
266:l6:4l C7 Go ahead, RKV. Gemini VII.
266:16:^+2 CC Roger. I've got an update for you any time you're
266:l6:i+5 P7 Listen, I want to talk to you about that for a
266:16:1+7 CC Okay.
266: 16: 1+8 FJ We've been in these suits now powered-up for quite
a while. I Just went to talks my harness off and
it's spitting the water out of the suit inward hose
in great quantities, and we noticed now that our
suit temperature is below ko degrees,
266:17:02 CC Roger.
266:17:01+ P7 We put the seat pumps on and we turned the heat ex-
cheuiger to WARM but we're still awfully cold and
266:17:12 CC Roger.
266:17:39 CC You ready to copy this "block update?
266:17:^+1 17 Ready to copy.
266- 17- 42 CC Olcay. The RET Heat Exchange for that area is 21
plus kO. Area I69-3: 269:^19:08. I70 -Bravo:
271:25:32. 171-Bravo: 272:23:11*. 172-2:
272:58:00. 173-2: 275:21:30. 171^-2: 277:07:04.
175-1: 278:36:05. I76-I: 280:ll:i4-l. The weather
in Area 169-3 is marginal and also the weather in
173-2 is marginal. The weather in all other areas
266:19:09 P7 Thank you.
266:19:50 C7 The iDum was successful.
266:20:36 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
266:20:39 C7 Go ahead.
266:20:^+0 CC Have you at any tijne seen an Evaporator Pressure
266:20:^9 C7 Negative, Pressure light.
266:20:51 CC Did you say negative?
266:20:53 C7 Negative. We have not seen one.
266: 20: 5^ CC Roger.
266:22:58 CC ... port side ...
266:23:27 CC Gemini VU, RKV.
266:23:29 C7 Go ahead,
266:23:30 CC We'd like you to turn both suit fans on at this time.
266:23:3^+ C7 Roger. Go to hoth fans.
266:23:36 CC And we'd like you to leave Pump B up in both loops.
266:23:^10 C7 Pump B is off. Pump A is off in both loops.
The systems are on.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. Over.
Go ahead, Gemini VII here.
Roger. How's the water now?
We're still getting excited alsout it. The suits'
teitiperatures are still below kO,
The water's really no problem while it's going into
the suit, I was more concerned about the canister.
I understand you're concerned more about the temp
than you are the water.
. . . the canister . , ,
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. We've
evaluated your systems pretty thoroughly on the
ground last test over RKV and they all look good
from here. We believe it's - the water is diie to
condensation in the hose and we'd like you - for
you to stay in your same configuration. The suit
fan should blow that water out.
Okay, What ... low ... temperature, valid temper-
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, can you give us that tem-
perature, that on-board temperature reading, please?
Off-scale low below k3,
... degrees, I think the gages ...
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. I've got
a D-YD-7 update fee" you during Spacecraft VI separa-
266:39:27 C? Roger.
266:39:1^0 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. You're breaking
up badly. I've got a D-h/li-l if you're ready to
266:39:^46 C7 Roger, Go ahead,
266:39:^*8 CC Okay, D-k/'D-l: at 267:51:23; Sequence I+3O; Mode
03; this is on Spacecraft VI, during Spacecraft VI
266: to: 18 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We plan on thinking about
getting you back out of your suits after the com-
pletion of your Separation bum.
266:^40:33 C7 We thought we might as well stay in them until after
266:^40:39 CC You say you'd rather stay in them until reentry?
266:^40:41 C7 Roger, They're such an effort to get in and out
of, we might as well stay in them until reentry.
266:40:14? CC Okay, we understand that, but if you so desire,
after the Separation bum you can get out of them,
266:140:54 C7 Okay. Fine. Thank you.
266:41:42 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
266:4l;l46 C7 Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
266:41:^ CC Roger. Frank, we'd like you to get a cabin tem-
perature survey and report it over the CSQ.
266:42:35 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston, Can you give us
an idea of the quantity of water you're talking
about? Is it dripping out or is it actually stream-
266:42:44 C? ... it's pretty well streaming out; however, ...
266:42:52 CC I understand it was streaming out, but it's gone
now. Is that correct?
266:42:56 C? That's right, it's stopping now.
266:i^2:58 CC Oltay.
266:i+2:59 C7 What is your ground reading on our suit inlet temper-
266:43:10 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We've got the right suit inlet
temperature at about 55 degrees.
266:43:17 CT? We must have a gage error then.
266:43:29 CC Gemini VII, Houston. It's possible that we've got
some water in our gage on-board.
266:43:34 C7 Roger. I think that's what happened.
266:43:40 CC Ai'e you uncomfortably cold at this time?
266:43:45 C? Feel all right. We've got both suit fans on.
266:43:47 CC Roger. Understand.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
267:00:37 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM.
267:00:39 P7 . . . , VII here.
267:00:41 CC Okay. Could we have the results of your cabin
267:00:44 P7 Okay. Stand by one.
267:00:55 C7 The cabin temperatures at Pilot and Canmand Pilot's
head area is 80 with a dew point of 67, The hatch
is running about 80 to 79- The area between the
seats is 79 with a dew point of 74. Center of the
cockpit is 80 with a dew point of 67.
267:01:18 CC Could you repeat your reads between seats?
267:01:21 C7 79 ambient, 74 dew point.
267:01:34 C7 Temperature got a little wet. It may have been read-
Ing high but when we came "back to these others it
was right around 68 degrees.
267:01:^ CC Oka^r, we want to keep hoth B pumps and hoth suit fans
on. We think - we think it's kind of safe in the
suit and we'll check further.
267:01:56 C7 Okay. Thank you.
267:02:00 C7 ... suit temperature gage is evidently off the line
267:02:05 CG Roger. Our left suit reading is pretty erratic. It's
running between 55 and 70 nonnally.
267:02:15 C7 Okay. Our gage is off a little below kO degrees,
and it ' s not that cold.
267:02:19 CC Roger.
267:Ol+:58 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. We'd like a couple more points on
your temperature survey. We'd like a reading on
both walls, both sides of the spacecraft, against
267:05:06 C7 Roger. I gave that.
267:05:22 CC Olcay. I guess I didn't copy those. Would you re-
267:05:^40 C7 Roger. Those are the over - right by our heads on
the hatches. 30 degrees,
267:05:^7 CC Okay.
267:07:03 P7 Turn your parking light off, VI.
267:07:30 C6 Gemini VII, this is VI. If you can hold it in yaw
for just a little while, we'll try and get in close
and get all these close shots of you.
267:15:17 C7 This is Boman dumping urine at 267:15.
267:15:22 C7 How's that?
267:15:31 C7 What side are you on?
267:15:33 C7 Look over at Five.
267:15:55 C7 Right.
267:15:58 P7 We're dumping again.
267:16:41 P? Look, it should be ... out here. It's really huge,'
C7 Boy, this is really a urination.'
267:17:16 P7 No kidding, there's a chunk out there about the size
of a golf ball.'
267:20:08 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM,
267:20:10 C7 Gto ahead.
267:20:12 CC Oka^. We're showing you GO. How are you doing?
267: 20: 111 C7 Fine.
267:20:15 CC Okay, I've got a flight plan update if you'd like
to copy it.
267:20:18 C? Roger, We're ready,
267:20:19 CC Okay. 268 plus 30 plus 00: begin exercise, house-,
keeping, and eat period,
267:20:32 C7 Roger.
267:20:33 CC 270:11:43: crew status report on the Pilot.
270:20:00: sleep period begins, CSQ, LOS:
279:1+7:46; this will be a fuel cell purge after
awakening at CamsLTvon and it will be Revolution
175. The last item: 280: lj8: 00; BIO MED Recorder
Number 2 to the OFF position.
267:21:28 C7 Roger. Hawaii. Is the B-k/B-J update time still
267:21:34 CC Okay. I've got a D-4/D-7 time of 267:51:23, That's
267: 21: In C7 Roger. I understand BIO MED KumlDer 2 off 280:^:00.
267: 21: 1^.7 CC 280: kd: 00.
267:21:51 C7 Roger. Understand.
267:21:52 CC Okay. Very good.
267:21:57 CC Do you need anything else?
267:22:00 C7 Negative.
267:22:02 CC Okay, VII and VI, Hawaii will be standing by. We
have about another U or 5 minutes here,
267:23:03 C7 Hawaii. VH.
267:23:05 CC Go ahead, VII.
267:23:07 C7 2-Charlie looks pretty sick again. Spread the
answer about VI now. Station 1 now carrying 6 more
than 7« 2-Gharlie about 2 amps, 2-Baker about
2 1/2 and 2 -Able about 2 l/2.
267:23:19 CC Okay, Let's make sure I got this right. 2-Gharlle,
2; 2-Baker, 2 l/2; 2-Alpha, 2 l/2.
267:23:25 C7 Roger,
267:23:38 CC VH, Hawaii.
267:23:1+1 C7 Go ahead.
267: 23: 1^ CC Caja you give me the relative humidity at the suit
267:23:148 C7 Roger, Standby.
267:24:01 C7 You mean the suit inlet hoses, Hawaii?
267:2li-:07 C7 We're back, we're in the suits. We can't give you
the humidity at the suit outlet hose,
267:2l+;10 CC Okay. Give us the inlet.
267:24:13 C7 ... we'll see, it's spitting water. We'll try it.
267:24:16 CC Okay.
267:26:00 CC VII, Hawaii.
267:26:02 C? Roger.
267:26:03 CC Okay. If I don't get those data frcaa you, pass it
on to the RKV,
267:26:08 C7 We're reading 70 and 6k, 70 temperature, and 64
dew point, Hawaii.
267:26:11 CC Okay. I got that. Thank you.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
267:52:34 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP CC»1.
267:52:40 P? Go ahead, VII.
267:52:42 CC Roger, ^ould you give me an onboard propellant
267:52:45 C7 Roger. We are 11 percent,
267: 52: 49 CC Roger.
267:52:51 CC Gemini VI. We'd also like the prop quantity frcan
267:52:59 C7 Pressure 40,
267:53:03 CC Roger, Gemini VH, on your water problem, we feel
a possibility that the water is backed up from the
water boiler into your suit heat exchanger. And
we've come up with a little procedure we'd like
you to run. We feel it's pretty safe and it'll
eliminate about 8 pounds of water in the shortest
possible time. Let me know when you're ready to
267:53:28 C7 Roger. Ready to copy,
267:53:30 CC Okay. At a time of 268 plus 33 we'd like you to
turn the Primary and Secondary A pumps on and turn
off the Primary and Secondary B pumps. We'd like
you to orient the spacecraft broadside to the sun
and initiate a 10 -degree -per-second roll rate.
We'd like you to maintain that broadside orientation
while you're rolling. Then we'd like you - like
you to select the Radiator to BYPASS. Have you
got all that?
Okay. , . . Primary and Secondary pumps on. Turn
off the B Secondary pumps. Get spacecraft broadside
to the sun and initiate a 10-degree roll rate. Is
All confirm. Then we'd like you to select the
Radiator to BYPASS, and at a time of 268 plus 37
we'd like you to place the Evaporator Heater switch
to OK, At 268 plus kl select the Radiator to FLCW,
At 268 plus k2., turn the Evaporator Heater switch
to OFF, Turn your Primary A pump off, your Primary
B pump on. Turn off your Secondetry A pump and bring
up your Secondaxy B pump. And then stop your roll
Okay, RKV. I missed the time of the Evaporator
Okay. The time for Evaporator switch-off is 268
Wow d\iring that switch-on, I got that off, I think
it 'd be on.
Okay. The ON time is 268 plus 37,
Okay. .,* would you say all after Primary B pump
Place the A pump to OFF in the secondary loop and
bring up the pump B in the secondary loop.
Roger. Secondary A off and Secondary B on.
What's the position of your Condensate valve at
267:56:16 C7 It's on the left ...
267:56:19 CC Is it NORMAL?
267:56:22 C7 We'll check it again. It should be. We have
267:56:25 CC We don't want you to copy that, just like to know
what position it's in,
267:56:28 C7 HOKMAL.
267:56:29 CC Okay.
267:56:39 CC Gemini VII, RKY. We'd like for you to read that
procedure iDack to us if you would,
267:56:^3 07 Primary B pump on, Secondary A off and Secondary B
267:56:^48 CC Negative. Why don't we start from the top, with
icny first time of 268 plus 33?
267:56:5^ C7 Roger.
267:57:27 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
267:57:29 C7 Go ahead. We're waiting,
267:57:31 CC Okay. We're standing by. I'd like you to read
that procedure back to me if you would.
267:57:38 C7 Roger, 268:33:00: turn Primary and Secondary A
pumps on; turn Primary and Secondary B pumps off;
spacecraft broadside to the sun; initiate 10 -degree
roll rate; at the same time, Radiator to BYPASS
after we get attitude set up.
267:57:53 CC Roger.
267:57:55 C7 At 268:37: Evaporator switch on. 268:41:
Radiator to FLCW. At 268:1^2: turn Evaporator
off, Primary A pump off, Primary B pump on; at
same time. Secondary A off and Secondary B on.
Is that correct?
267:58:12 CC Roger. Pinal item is stop your roll rate.
267:58:17 C7 Roger. And stop the roll rate,
267:58:19 CC Okay. You got it.
267:58:21+ (JJ Understand also there is to be a new update time
for D-VD-7. Is that correct?
267:58:28 CC Roger, At a time of 268 plus Ul, that's select
267:58:37 CC I'm sorry - that's my fault, 268:42: it's
evaporator heater off,
267:58:1+4 C7 Roger. Evaporator heater off,
267:58:45 CC Okay,
COASTAL SEKTRY QUEBEC
268:37:32 C7 We're panning now. I can see if there are any
268:37:38 C6 Only saw one flake that time, Frank.
268:37:40 07 There's a whole lot coming by, right by lay side.
263:37:44 C7 ... for you, Wally,
268:37:47 C6 I see some now. Yes. Is that your water boil?
268:37:50 C7 I guess so.
268:37:52 C6 Yes. I see it now.
268:37:57 C7 Right,
268:38:05 C7 Just aft of you, that's the water boil.
268:39:24 P6 The id-ring cable, Frank, is hsmging on. By your
centrifugal force it's just about straight out
now. Looks like it's about 10 feet long. ... to
268:39:38 C? Right. You ...
268:39:41 P6 I'll be darned.
268:39:42 C7 Csui you affirm ... whips all around right there,
268:39:47 g6 It's right at the separation plane,
268:39:48 C? That's right,
268:39:57 P6 .,, come on aroumd and look us over,
268:1^0:01 P7 All right.
268:41:31 C6 VH, this is VI, Apparently we can see lots ajid
lots of water coming out all over the hack of ,,,
268:41:36 P7 Thank you.
268: 4l: 46 P7 VI, this is VII. I think it helped out our fuel
cells a little, too.
268:41:51 P6 Affirmative,
268:41:52 Good show. I hope it stays up .,,
268:42:12 P7 ... hetter start the Wally.
268:42:16 C6 Okair. hfill go.
268:42:24 P7 ... cable wind up behind you.
268:42:29 P7 I got a real ball of ice back there ... water ,,,
268:42:31 P6 Yes. You sure do; it's a big ball.
268:42:37 CTf Is it the water boiler?
268:42:39 P6 It certainly looks ...
268:42:42 P7 Was it there before, VI?
268: 42: 44 P6 Negative.
268: 42: 47 P6 I suggest you roll starboard about 30 degrees and
you'll put it right in the sun.
268:^3:14 C7 CSQ, You might tell Houston that our Section 2
is still real sick, also* Will you please?
268:if3:20 CC Roger, Will do.
268:53:36 C7 We wanted to roll about l8o degrees to the right
or left and to get that "blob of ice in the sun,
268:53:^+4 P6 Okay,
268:53:^+5 C? Try out the water boiler outlet.
268:53:53 P6 18o degrees to the right. How's that?
268:53:55 C? Fine,
268: 56: ^5 C? Call VH now?
268:56:146 CC Gemini VII, Correction, Gemini VII, Hawaii,
268:56:50 C7 Go ahead,
268:56:51 CC Okay, You'll have a UHF 6 over the RKV and I've
got a flight plan update for you,
268:56:56 C7 Roger, Ready to copy,
268:56:58 CC Okay, 269:00:00, and that's a deletion. Your
BIO MED Recorder Nimber 2 to CONTINUOUS. Delete
268:57:07 C7 Roger.
268:57:09 CC D-l+/jD-7: 269 plus 21 plus 53; Sequence i+30; Mode
03. And this will be on Spacecrai^ VI during
Spacecreift VI separation burn.
268:57:30 C7 Roger.
268:57:31 CC 271:00:00: your BIO MED Recorder will go to
COimHUOUS; that will be Recorder Number 2.
268:57:^ C7 Roger.
268:57:1+1 CC 270:20:00: they want you to delete the sleep
period beginning at the CSQ LOS on Rev 169.
268:57:55 P7 What tajne is the B-k/B-J, please?
268:57:58 CC B-k/D-J is 269:21:53.
268:58:02 P7 Thank you.
268:58;0i+ CC And they want you to add a sleep period beginning
at 271:56:00, and that's at CSQ LOS on Rev I70.
One revolution later than originally,
268:58:17 P7 Roger.
268: 58: 18 CC Okay.
268:58:20 CC How's the water situation?
268: 58: 21 Pr Fine.
268:58:2U P7 I'd like to go back to one fan, if you don't mind.
268:58:26 CC Okay, hold on there for a second,
268:58:i|l CC VI, they say you can go back to one-fan operation.
268:58:1+3 C7 All right.
268:58:146 P7 This Is one fan.
268:58:1+8 CC I'm getting all my numbers fouled up. VII, go
back to one fan,
268: 58: 52 C7 Roger.
268:59:0^ CTf ... that's a fine place to start to bum some,
Wally. I think they just did not want the IR
sensor pointing into the sun.
268:59:10 C6 Got you, Frank.
268:59:12 P6 I have both eyes on your water boiler outlet ...
Looks like a small ,,, about the size of a tube,
268:59:52 CC Okay, VI and VII, We'll see you tomorrow.
268:59:5^+ C7 Thank you.
268:59:55 C6 Roger. Good show here.
268:59:95 CC Giood. enough for a ... trap?
269:00:02 P6 It'll have to do.
269:00:03 CC Oka;^.
269:00:27 P6 Hawaii, VI. We have 36 percent of our propellant
269:00:32 CC ■ Okay, VH. 36 percent - correction, VI, - 36
percent propelleint remaining.
269:00:38 P6 One of those four numbers will work,
269:00:53 CC Does that thing hajidle like a Maserattl?
269:00:58 CC Okay. Roger.
269:01:03 P6 It handles very nicely ...
269:28:01+ CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
269:23:06 C? Go ahead, RKV. Gemini VH.
269:28:08 CC Roger. We'd like to delete the crew status report
scheduled for this pass and we'll pick it up on
the next revolution. That's on the Command Pilot.
269:23:15 C7 Fine, Go ahead.
269:28:18 CC Now "before you start your purge, we have a couple
of steps we'd like to include tonight. First we'd
like you to purge Section 1 Op and Fuel Cell
Control 2 circuit breaker to UN. Purge Section 2
Og and Hg, leave the Fuell Cell Control circuit
breaker 2 on and power-down Section 2. Use the
Power switch and place it to the OFF position and
then turn off your Fuel Cell Control 2 circuit
269:28:47 P? Okay. Fine, After we purge power-down Section 2
269:28:50 CC That's affiim.
269:28:52 P7 Okay, Here we go.
269:29:02 P7 How about tiiming off ,,, Maneuver Thrueter Heaters,
269:29:09 CC Say again, Gemini vn,
269: 29: 11 P7 We might as well open the circuit breaker with
the Maneuver Thruster Heater.
269:29:16 CC Roger,
269:29:22 CC We concur.
269:29:23 P7 Roger. VII.
269:29:146 CC Gemini VH, RKV, I've got your bedtime rules for
269:29:51 P7 Just a minute,
269:29:51+ 57 Okay, Go ahead,
269:29:55 CC Okay. ECS Op Heater switch to OFF, Fuel Cell
O2 Heater switch to AUTO, And leave your
Quantity Read switch and Fuel Cell Og off the
269:30:06 P7 Roger. How about hydrogen?
269:30:08 GC VJe'd like you to put that in AUTO tonight.
269:30:10 P7 Okay.
269:30:1^1 CC Your minimum, acceptable pressure for tonight will
269:30:16 F7 Okay. I'll leave it in AUTO.
269:30:18 CC Roger.
269:35:56 P? ... cone on J you want the back light off?
269:36:07 P6 Okay, Frank ... degrees.
269:36:13 C7 Do you want us to follow you?
270:02:34 C Not much is going on.
270:02: C Yes,
270:02:^46 C Okai%
270:0i+:15 C Don't throw that away Just yet.
270:0 4; 18 C You might not be able to get this one out.
270;0i|-:3i| C ... push that end out,
270:09:08 C Okay, I have some things to record here,
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
270:12:08 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. We do not have an oral
temp on the Pilot. Stand by for Surgeon and
your blood pressure.
270:12:19 CC Gemini VII, this is CSQ Surgeon standing by for
blood pressure on the Pilot.
270:12:28 P7 Gemini VII ...
270:12:43 CC Your cuff is full-scale now.
270:13:28 CC We have valid blood pressure. Give me a Mark
when you begin exercise.
270:13:51 P7 MARK.
270:14:17 P7 Blood pressure coming down.
270:14:22 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
270:15:00 CC We have a valid blood pressure. Standing by for
food and water report.
270:15:12 C7 Roger.
270:15:14 C7 Roger. Do you have a temperature on the Pilot?
270:15:18 CC Negative.
270:15:20 C7 It's still in his mouth. You should be getting
270:15:22 C7 The Command Pilot had 928 ounces of water. For
food today, we both had Day 12, Meal B. For
supper we had Day 9, Meal C. Column 5 is 3 for
the Command Pilot and Colxunn 6 is 6 for the
Command Pilot. The Pilot had 778 ounces of
water. Column 5 is 28, and Column 6 is 6.
270:15:56 CC I have a node update, VII, when you're ready to
270:16:08 C7 We're ready.
270:16:10 CC Roger. Time: 269:04:00; Rev l69; 19.8 degrees
east; right ascension, 08:15:27.
270:18:20 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. Have you noticed any less
water on your suit hose since the test vfe ran?
270:18:28 C7 Roger. Very dry now.
270:18:29 CC Very good.
270:18:32 C7 Dry and hot.
270:18:35 C7 Have you got a temperature on the Pilot yet?
270:18:38 CC Roger.
270:18:39 C7 All right. Thank you.
270:18:41 CC Also, we have an OAMS status for you, VII.
270:18:44 C7 Go ahead.
270:18:45 CC Propellant remaining, 30 poujids. This is
actually 17 percent. The on-board gage reading
is about 3 percent lower than we expected at
this point. That is, the gage should be reading
about 14 percent at this time, so it appears
that we stopped the stationkeeping a little
270:19:10 C7 Okay. They told me to stop at 11 percent and
that's what I read.
270:19:14 CC Roger. This will put us in good shape for the
remainder of the mission.
270:19:18 C7 Thank you.
270:19:27 CC Section 2 was taken off the line in hopes to
reduce some of the water overnight.
270:19:30 C7 Okay.
270:29:57 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
you read? Over.
Houston, VII. Loud and clear.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How
do you read?
Houston, VII, Loud and clear.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. Over.
Go ahead, Houston. VII here.
Roger, VII, I'm reading you very weak but
clear. We'd like - like you to - we'd like to
know if you really feel you've got a good
handle on this suit-off configuration, espe-
cially regarding location of hose and ventila-
tion, etc. We were hoping that you might be
able to do a little bit of experimenting
This is VII, Houston, ... Houston. Can't read
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. Understand
you can't read me. I'll say again more slowly.
We would like to know if you feel you've really
got a good hack on the shirt-sleeve operation
regarding location of hose for ventilation, etc.
Roger. We feel we have a good hack on it,
since we were suitless for several days.
Did you read, Houston?
Gemini VII, reading you now. Say again.
We feel we have a good hack on these suitless
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, this is Houston CAP COM
broadcasting in the blind. We would like a
film report from you over the RKV concerning
the day's activity, if you can get it together.
270:35:if6 C7 What kind of report?
270:35 :j!f9 P7 Film report.
270:35:51 C7 Film report?
270:35:52 P7 Film report. Yes.
270:35:53 C7 This is VII. Roger. We»ll compile.
270:36:02 CC Gemini VI, Gemini VI, Gemini VII, Gemini VII.
This is Houston CAP COM. We vfill be broad-
casting music on HF commencing in about $
minutes. That's HF in about 5 minutes - music.
270:36:05 C7 Let's go.
270:36:06 P7 Just tell them we want to go to sleep. That'll
just screw them up! We'll give it to them
270:36:21 C7 Just tell them how much film we have left.
270:36:29 P7 ... magazine numbers and frames left.
270:36:35 P7 That all?
270:36:36 P7 Okay.
270:36:39 C7 Wait a second.
270:36:57 C7 Okay.
270:36:59 P7 ... there's the, 74 ... 74 frames left to go yet.
270:37:13 P7 And - 17 frames of the color-shifted IR.
. . . high-contrast black-and-idiite .
270:37:24 P7 Here's the fast ... Okay. Here's the ...
Now ... I don't know vh&t that is.
270:38:53 C7 That's the JR.
270:38:56 C7 That's the color ... IR.
270:39:07 P7 That's all.
270:39:10 P? I don't know vhere the high-contrast black-and-
270:39:24 C7 ... someplace?
270:39:26 C7 Here. Here.
270:39:36 C7 13 out of 60; that leaves 47.
270:39:53 C7 ... do it the long vray? Okay, movie cameras.
270:41:03 G7 What'd I do with the log book?
270:42:22 C7 Missing 3 ...
270:42:28 07 I know. I ... One, let's see, that's one,
seven, three. Here are six, eight, five.
That's six, seven; we're niissing two more
270:42:49 P7 I counted that one this time.
270:42:56 C7 There's four in a row.
270:43:46 C7 Okay. Let's check down here.
270:44:09 P7 Okay.
270:U:43 P7 No.
270:44:51 07 Brought them all out too, didn't we?
270:45:01 C7 Pretty sure we did.
270:45:05 C7 You telling them you're taking them out by used,
or how many feet are left?
270:46:17 P7 I think there are two in a package someplace.
270:46:22 P? In a plastic sack,
270:47:17 C7 Got any ideas?
270:47:24 P7 No.
270:47:52 C7 ... your side ...
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
271:03:23 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
271:03:26 P? Go ahead, RKV. VII here.
271:03:30 CC Roger. This UHF 6 - we copy your oral temp.
Start your blood pressure.
271:03:36 P7 Roger. Blood pressure coming up.
271:03:53 CC VII, RKV. Your cuff is fiai-scale.
271:03:56 C7 Roger.
271:04:51 CC VII, RKV. We have a valid blood pressure.
Standing by for your exercise.
271:04:55 C7 Roger. ...
271:05:31 CC VII, RKV. Your cuff is full-scale.
271:05:33 C7 Roger.
271:06:24 CC VII, RKV. We have valid blood pressure. RKV
271:06:26 C7 Roger, VII.
271:08:18 C7 RKV, VII here.
271:08:20 CC Go ahead.
271:08:22 C7 Would you tell the people in Houston we're
planning on giving us about 2 or 3 hours
tomorrow afternoon to go over reentry procedures
and about 4 hours on Friday to sack the space-
craft for reentry.
271:08:32 CC Roger. Will do.
271:08:33 C7 Thank you.
271:08:54 CC Gemini VII, cam you give us a rundown on your
271:09:00 C7 We did about 5 minutes of it, very little
because we cut off on the OAMS show.
271:09:57 CC VII, we'd like a film report from you if you've
271:10:02 C7 Roger. We have one here.
271:10:04 CC Okay.
271:10:08 P7 Film-left report: 22 frames of dim-light; 104
frames of SV215 ... 17 frames color-shifted IR;
27 frames of fast S0217; 74 frames of high-
contrast and two movie magazines,
271:10:32 CC Roger.
271:10:36 CC Okay. As soon as we have LOS, we're going to
have some music for you up on HF.
271:10:42 07 What time do you want us to get up tomorrow?
271:10:47 CC Let me check with Flight.
271:10:53 CC We'll give you a wake-up time over the CSQ.
271:10:57 C7 Roger ...
271:11:06 C7 Give us a call when you want us to wake up.
We're both pretty beat tonight.
271:11:10 CC Yes, we figured you were. We'll do that.
271:11:39 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
271:11:42 C7 Go ahead.
271:11:43 CC Can we have a prop quantity and a source
271:11:48 C7 The prop quantity reads plus 11 percent.
271:11:51 CC Roger.
271:11:55 C7 The pressure is 1150.
271:11:59 CO Roger. Have a good night's sleep. I feel like
a baby sitter. I tuck you in every night, and
now I'm baby sitting for four of you.
271:12:19 CC Don't sweat it, we're watching you.
271:48:02 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. We'd like to get an
oral temp on the Command Pilot and stand by for
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
272:40:34 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
272:40:46 P7 This is VII.
272:40:i^9 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
272:40:55 C7 Go ahead, RKV.
272:40:56 CC Roger. Sorry to wake you up. Our ground
indications are that your transponder is on.
Would you turn it off, please?
272:41:06 CC That's your L-Band transponder.
272:41:09 C7 Roger. Thank you. We're sorry.
272:41:11 CC Roger.
276:39:06 C7 Carnarvon, this is Gemini VII.
276:39:08 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII. Carnarvon.
276:39:11 C7 Delta-P light on Section 2 went off - about
274:40 to 275:20. I was wondering if they
wanted to put it back on the line?
276:39:27 CC Stand by,
276:39:36 CC They said, negative. They want to let it dry
out first, VII.
276:39:40 C7 Okay. Thank you. Go back to sleep.
276:39:42 CC Roger.
276:40:09 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
276:40:11 C? Go ahead.
276:40:12 CC Would you put your - place your Adapter C-Band
switch to CCSMMAND, please?
276:40:16 C7 Roger.
276:40:32 C7 When is VI going to reenter, Carnarvon?
276:40:38 CC At 17-1; GSCT of approximately 14:53.
276:40:47 C7 Thank you.
278:15:29 C7 Cabin is about 78.
278:15:34 CC Go ahead, VII.
279:49:04 P7 Good morning, Carnarvon.
279:49:05 CC Good morning. Okay, we've got a purge for you,
but first I'd like to get your Adapter C-Band
279:49:15 P7 Roger. Adapter C-Band, CONTINUOUS.
279:49:17 CC Okay. Your Crossover switch to NORMAL and
purge Section 1.
279:49:21 P7 Roger. Section 1 coming up.
279:49:30 CC Okay. We'll be listening for your purge. I'm
going back to VI with some more information.
Gemini VII, that is just Section 1 we want
Gemini VII, Cam ...
Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
Go ahead, Carnarvon.
Okay. Can you turn your L-Band transponder on.
279 • SI- 30
Po£fPT* Tt W nn
Carnarvon, olace vour onp rniTPp f.n Sprtinn ?
Roger, VII, All right, turn your Primary
Coolant Valve circuit breaker off".
Is that for VII Carnarvon''
That's affirm, for VII.
279- S3 '12
Radiator switch is on BYPASS.
Secondary Pump B off.
Secondary Pump B off.
Secondary Pump A on.
Pump A'3 on in Secondary.
Okay, we'd like for you to pump your fuel cell
H2 tank pressure up to 550, your gage reading.
"B" has been on all night, Carnarvon. That's
as high as it will go.
279:53:42 CC Okay. What do you show for the reading?
279:53:52 C7 510, Carnarvon.
279:53:54 CC Okay. Pump it up to 550, please.
279:53:57 CO No. He can't get it. The heater is on.
279:53:58 C7 We can't ...
279:53:59 CC Roger, Roger. Understand.
279:54:00 C7 That's as high as it will go.
279:54:01 CC Okay. Crossover switch OFF.
279:54:06 P7 Crossover is off.
279:54:09 CC Okay. We'd like your Cryo readouts, please.
279:54:14 CC Okay. We need to go to the ECS O2 position,
279:54:18 C7 ECS O2. We're reading 840 pressure and about
50 percent, 49 percent.
279:54:32 CC Roger. Copy. Okay, you can put your Cryo
Gaging switch to OFF, VII.
279:55:01 C7 Roger. It's off.
279:55:04 CC Okay. I have a flight plan update, if you're
ready to copy. This is for VII.
279:55:12 P7 Go ahead, Carnarvon.
279:55:14 CC Okay. In node 281:49:30: Rev 176j 164.9
degrees west; west 51 minutes 26 seconds.
Flight plan time line update: change
280:00:00 to 280:10:00. Did you copy?
279:55:53 C7 Roger.
279:55:55 CC Time: 280: 26:39 J GO/NO-GO at Guaymas. Two -
Time: 280:28:51; double purge on Section 2 at
Texas. Did you copy?
Time: 280:47:40; PLA update at Canaries.
Time: 281:23 :41j crew status report. Command
Pilot, at Carnarvon. Did you copy?
Okay. We're about to have LOS. We've got tvro
or three more items. I don't know if I'll get
them to you. The next item is a dim-light:
Time, 281:48:00; Sequence Number 02; clouds,
quarter moon; use exposure of 1 second and 5
seconds. Did you copy?
Roger. Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. You're loud and clear.
Roger. Good morning, Frank.
That's a question!
I'd like to request that you place your heater
on so we can get the hydrogen pressure above
the regulation pressure for a double purge.
We ' d request if you ' d pump it to 550 psi then
place your switch back in the AUTO position.
All right, I'll do it.
And I have the continuation on your flight plan
update that you were unable to get at Carnarvon.
Roger. Dim-light: Time, 281:48:00; Sequence
02; clouds, quarter moon; use exposure of 1
second and 5 seconds .
Roger. Go ahead.
Time: 282:04:07; crevr status report, Pilot, at
Texas. Time: 282:59:22; purge fuel cells at
Carnarvon. Title, dim-light: perform Sequence
01 twilight band whenever possible. That's the
end of the flight plan update.
Also, Frank, we'd request to knew when you in-
tend to get back out of your suits?
Gemini VII, Houston. We would like to know when
you woiild anticipate getting out of your suits.
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM.
Go ahead, Guaymas.
Roger. We're ready for your GO/NO-GO quantities.
Roger. Coming up.
Okay, Guaymas. Batteries, main batteries all
checked okay. Fuel cell stack readouts: lA,
8.5; IB, 9; IC, 8.0.
Of course, 2A, 2B, 2C are all 0 and they're open
What's the open-circuit voltage?
... 24.5, RCS A pressure is 3,000, temperature
80; B is 3,000, temperature is 80. Left-hand
Secondary O2, 5,400; Right-hand Secondary O2,
Did you get the open-stack voltages?
280:27:41 CC Give me the open-stack voltages on 2A, B and C.
280:27:49 C7 2A is off-scale high, B is off-scale high, C is
off-scale high. All three off-scale high.
280:27:57 CC Roger.
280:27:58 CC Okay. If you look all right there, you can give
them a GO.
280:28:02 CC Roger. We have you GO for 192-1. You have that
Tf^ in your DCS at this time; it will not be up-
dated at this time.
280:28:10 07 Thank you.
280:28:55 CC Gemini VII, Texas CAP COM.
280:28:57 P7 Go ahead, Texas.
280:28:59 CC Roger. We'd like you to turn your Secondary
Pump A off; Secondary Pump B on,
280:29:06 P7 Roger. Secondary Pump A coming off; Secondary
Pump B on.
280:29:10 CC Radiator switch to FLOW.
280:29:13 P7 Radiator's FLOW.
280:29:15 CC Primary Coolant Valve circuit breaker closed.
280:29:19 P7 Primary Coolant Valve circuit breaker is closed.
280:29:22 CC And we'd like on-board readouts of Section 2
280:29:31 P7 All Section 2 stack voltages are off-scale high,
about 32 volts.
280:29:38 CC Copy. Crossover on?
280:29:40 P7 Crossover's on.
280:29:43 CC And Fuel Cell Control Section 2 circuit breaker
280:29:47 P7 Roger. Completed.
280:29:49 CC And standing by for a double-length purge on
280:29:52 P? I'd better put 2 back on the line,
280:29:56 CC Open circuit.
280:29:57 CC That's open-circuit purge.
280:30:04 CC Gemini VII, did you copy?
280:30:05 P7 Roger. You want 2 back on the main bus or do
you want to leave it off for the double-length
280:30:10 CC Leave it on - leave it off.
280:30:12 P7 Roger. Commencing double-length purge.
280:36:48 CC Ganini VII, Crossover off after 10 minutes.
280:36:51 P7 Roger, Crossover off after 10 minutes.
280:37:26 P6 VII, this is VI. Would you flip on your
acquisition lights again for me, please?
280:37:33 P7 Acquisition on, VI.
280:37:36 C6 Roger.
280:44:21 P7 VI, VII.
280:44:23 C6 Go ahead, Jim,
280:44:24 P7 Want to wager who gets closest?
280:44:32 CC I need some payola there.
280:44:37 C6 We're going to make the bet out of contact with
ground stations . . .
280:45:02 C7 This is Gemini VII ... this morning.
280:45:07 CC Gemini VII, say again.
280:45:10 C7 ... this morning.
280:45:13 CC ... Houston again.
280:48:08 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM.
280:48:11 P7 This is VII. Go ahead, Canary.
280:48:14 CC Roger. Mickey Mouse is here. Your status is
GO here on the ground. What's yours?
280:48:18 P7 Our status is GO here at the base.
280:48:20 CC Okay. We have a FLA update for you, but would
like to ask you a question first. We'd like to
know when you're going to get out of your suits?
280:48:32 P7 We're eating breakfast right now and as soon as
we clean up we'll probably start getting out of
280:48:36 CC Okay. Very good. Let me know when you're ready
280:48:40 P7 We're ready now.
280:48:41 CC Okay.
280:48:44 CC 177-1: 281:47:18; 178-1: 283:22:27; 179-4:
286:15:35; 180-4: 287:51:14. Here's a goody,
181-3 Charlie: 289:08:41; 182-3: 290:44:13;
183-3: 292:19:45; RET 400K: 21 plus 40.
Weather is good in all areas.
280:50:17 P7 Thank you.
280:50:18 CC Roger.
280:50:53 CC VII, Canary.
Go ahead, Canary,
Roger. Would you turn off yoxir transponder.
Roger. Coining off.
Go ahead, Canary.
Roger. We'd like readouts when you have time on
your ... 2A, B and C.
Roger, 2A is really low; it's around 1 voltage
below amp - rather, 2B is 2\ and 2-Charlie is 3.
Roger. What about 1?
lA is 4; IB, 5; IC, 4.
Okay. We'll keep an eye on them.
Roger. Is your Crossover switch OFF?
You have? Okay.
VII, Canary. Would you open-circuit 2A?
Roger, 2A going open-circuit.
Give me an open-circuit voltage on 2A, please.
It's slowly rising; it's now 29.8.
Roger. We'll keep that open for awhile, okay?
280:55:06 CC VII, let's leave that 2A open-circuit. Okay?
And keep an eye on the open-circuit voltage and
we'll take a real close look at it at Carnarvon.
280:55:15 P7 WiU do.
280:55:22 CC Tell you ^at. Wiy don't you flip 2A back on
line, one five, 15 minutes?
280:55:26 P? 2A back on the line in 15 minutes. Roger.
280:55:29 CO Roger.
281:00:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Gemini VII, Houston.
281:00:56 CC Hello, Gemini VII, Houston.
281:01:12 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
281:01:28 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
281:07:26 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Gemini VII, Houston.
281:07:42 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
281:07:47 C7 This is Gemini VII.
281:07:49 CC Hello, Gemini VII. Could you tell me *diat the
status of Section 2 is?
281:07:54 C7 Section 2A is open-circuited, 2B is carrying
3 amps, and 2C is carrying about 3i amps.
281:08:03 CC How are your voltages?
281:08:06 C7 2B, 2^; 2C, 3.
281:08:11 CC May I have the open-circuit voltage on Stack 2A?
281:08:16 C7 31 volts.
281:08:18 CC Three-one volts.
281:08:20 C? Roger.
281:08:50 C7 We're supposed to put Stack 2A back on the line
in 2 minutes, Charlie.
281:08:54 CC Roger. Stack 2A back on the line in 2 minutes.
281:09:00 CC Houston is standing by.
281:10:51 C7 Houston, GEMINI VII.
281:10:54 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
281:10:56 C? Okay. 2A is back on the line but it's only
carrying about 1/2 amp.
281:11:02 CC Roger. Suggest that we take it off.
281:11:04 C7 Roger, We'll take it off.
281:11:24 CC Thank you.
281:11:25 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you hear me calling
at Kano, please?
281:11:30 C7 Roger. And 2A is back off the line.
281:11:33 CC Roger. Understand. 2A is off the line.
281:11:43 CC Did you hear any transmission from Houston over
281:11:47 C7 Negative.
281:11:50 CC Thank you. We'll be standing by.
281:11:55 C? You want this left off for good now. Is that
281:11:58 CC I bog your pardon?
281:12:00 C7 Is 2A to be left off for good?
281:12:03 CC We'll take another look at it at Carnarvon,
281:23:47 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM. We have a valid
temperature. Standing by for your blood
281:23:55 CC Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon Surgeon. We're
standing by for blood pressure.
281:24:00 C7 Coming dovm.
281:24:06 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
281:24:56 CC Gemini VII, I have a valid blood pressure.
281:25:00 C7 MARK on the exercise.
281:25:27 CC Cuff is full-scale.
281:26:20 CC Gemini VII, have valid blood pressure. Would
you give us your food, water and sleep report,
281:26:27 C7 Roger. Command Pilot has had 949 ounces of
water. Last night we had Day 9, Meal C. This
morning, Day 13, Meal A and the Cranmand Pilot
did not eat the sausage. Total in Colximn 6 is
31 for the Command Pilot, Column - correction -
Col\jmn ... Column 6 is 6.
281:26:46 CC Would you repeat these a little bit slower?
281:26:51 C7 Roger. 949 ounces of water.
281:26:54 CC Affirm.
281:26:55 C7 Last night, Day 9, Meal C. This morning, Day 13,
Meal A minus the sausage for the Ceamand Pilot.
281:27:04 C7 531 double Column 6, 6.
281:27:09 CC And your sleep report, please,
281:27:11 C7 Roger. About 5 hours of moderate sleep.
281:27:16 CC What was the water for the Pilot, please?
281:27:21 C7 The Pilot's had 796 ounces. Same meals except
he ate everything. Total in Column 5 is 28,
Column 6 is 6. He had the same amount of sleep.
281:27:35 CC Woiad you confirm the reasons for the loss of
BIO^D recorders from the Pilot. Is he
281:27:43 C7 That's correct.
281:27:45 CC Thank you. Carnarvon Surgeon out.
281:31:29 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM. Would you place
2-Alpha back on the line?
281:31:34 C7 Roger.
281:31:56 C7 It is back on the line, holding 1 amp.
281:31:59 CC It is holding at 1 amp?
281:32:03 C7 And 2C has deteriorated to li amps.
281:32:07 CC Roger.
281:32:27 CC Gemini VII, would you keep a close check on 2A?
If it goes below 1 amp, open-circuit it for
281:32:39 C7 Roger.
281:44:48 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How
do you read?
281:44:54 C7 Read you loud and clear, Houston. Go ahead.
Roger. Have a flight plan update xhen you're
ready to copy.
We have 2A off the line again. It went below
... update. I'm ready to copy.
Say you're ready to copy^ VII?
Say again^ Houston.
You say you are ready to copy?
Houston, go ahead.
Roger. Time: 283:23:18; pitch 10 degrees down,
yaw 0 degrees; photograph GT-VI retrofire and
reentry. This time is GT-VI retrofire. Time:
283:30:00; power-up platform over Hawaii; A
Pumps on prior to power-up. S-5: Time,
284:15:00; Mode 01; pitch down 90 degrees, then
yaw 20 degrees left. South Africa, MSC-4:
285:03:51; Sequence 06; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees
down, yaw 27 degrees right; go to Mode 03 when
station acquired. Time: 285:16:00; fuel cell
jjurge and power-down. Do you copy?
Roger. We copy.
We'll keep an eye on Section 2 and we may have
to delete the platform power-up.
Roger, 2-Charlie is 1 amp and I think - I
think we're finally losing Section 2.
Roger. We're continuing to watch it with you.
GeBdni VII, if 2-Charlie goes below 1 amp, take
it off the line also.
281:49:04 CC Gemini VII. Confirm you are on standby trans-
mitter with real-time telemetry and we want you
to remain on this until the end of Rev 178, so
Kwajalein can record your D-4 data on their
281:49:30 C7 We are on that frequency.
281:49:33 CC Roger.
281:49:34 C? Houston, do you want us to try to put those
stacks back on after we open-circuit them?
281:49:41 CC Roger. After being open 20 minutes, try putting
them back on again.
281:49:48 C7 Roger.
281:54:13 CC VII, Hawaii.
281:54:15 P7 This is VII. Go ahead.
281:54:18 CC Good morning. How are you doing?
281:54:20 P? We're doing ... sleep.
281:54:23 CC Okay. Could you give me a count off your
281:54:30 P7 Right. Our water gun is 4210.
281:54:33 CC 4210. Roger.
281:55:43 CC VII, could you give me the open-circuit voltages
on the two stacks you have open?
281:55:48 P7 We only have one stack open. 2A is 31.2.
281:55:52 CC Roger.
282:03:11 C6 Gemini VII, Gemini VI. Can you see us?
282:03:15 C7 Negative.
282:03:22 C7 Sure can't.
282:03:23 C6 You can now, can't you?
282:03:26 C? No. Sure can't, Wally.
282:03:28 C6 We're in the light. We'll put the docking
282:03:32 C7 We're just drifting. I don't know which way
we're looking at.
282:03:35 C6 Okay.
282:04:05 P7 Houston CAP C<M. Can you read Gemini VI?
282:04:41 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you call?
282:04:44 P? Roger. Just wanted to know if you were up on
the air today.
282:04:47 CC Roger.
282:04:51 C6 Roger, Houston.
282:04:52 C6 Gemini VII, this is Gemini VI. We have an
object, looks like a satellite going from north
to south, probably in a polar orbit. He's in
a very low trajectory traveling from north to
south and has a very high climbing ratio. It
looks like it might even be a ... very low.
Looks like he might be going to reenter soon.
Stand by one . . . You might just let me try to
pick up that thing.
(Music - JINGLE BELLS - from Spacecraft VI)
282:05:44 P7 We got them too, VI.
282:05:48 C6 That was live, VII; not tape.
282:05:58 CC You're too much, VI.
282:06:05 C7 Houston, VII here.
282:06:07 CC Go ahead.
282:06:08 C7 We've had to take 2A off the line three straight
times now. I suggest we leave it off.
Roger. What's your open-circuit voltage showing
And I'd also like to delete the platform power-
up and make this thing go lit. days.
We may cancel that platform power-up as I told
you depending on how Section 2 is looking at
this time and we also want to keep the option
open on 2A. We want to keep trying it.
2-Charlle is almost below 1 amp also.
Roger. We copy.
And Lovell's got the thermometer in his mouth.
VII, the temperature is coming up and also the
open-circuit voltages indicate these should be
good cells. So we aren't ready to give up on
them yet ,
Gemini VII, you can take the oral temp probe out
of your mouth. We're not getting a satisfactory
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
We're going to catch your crew status report on
another pass. We're not receiving your data
anymore since you're past Texas and we had to do
the reentry updates on VI.
Roger. We're going to try to put 2A back on the
line again now.
Roger. Is the open-circuit voltage up any?
282:16:04 C? Wait a minute. Negative. 31.2.
282:16:08 CC 31.2. Roger.
282:17:16 C7 Houston, VII here. This goes immediately dovm
to about half an amp.
282:17:21 CC Roger. Take it off again for 20 minutes.
282:19:43 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
282:19:46 P7 Go ahead, Houston.
282:19:50 P7 Go ahead, Houston. VII here.
282:19:52 CC Stand a minute, VII.
282:20:19 GC Gemini VII, Houston.
282:20:22 P7 Go ahead, Houston.
282:20:24 CC We'd like to have you put 2A back on the line and
leave it on there for 20 mljiutes, even though it
is below 1 amp. We'd like to see if it doesn't
come up some.
282:20:33 P7 Roger.
282:20:38 CC If it stays below 1 amp for 20 minutes, then take
it off the line again for 20 minutes.
282:20:45 P7 Roger.
282:20:47 CC And we'll be checking with you again at Kano,
282:20:50 P7 Roger.
282:21:13 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
282:21:15 P7 VII here.
282:21:17 CC Could you confirm your suit configuration on
282:21:21 P7 Roger. We're in • state of transition. I'm out
of my suit completely and already stowed, and
Frank is in the process of getting out of his.
282:21:29 CC Roger, VII.
282:27:15 CC Does the absence of BIO-MED data on the Command
Pilot mean that he is getting into his suit?
282:27:17 P7 That is affinnative. He has all ... suit ...
282:27:20 CC Roger. Thank you.
282:27:2/V CC VII, Canary.
282:27:30 P7 Go ahead.
282:27:33 CC Okay. We'd Just like to give you the word here.
We'd like for you to keep an eye on the Spacecraft
VI adapter after separation.
282:27:U P7 We'll do our best. And by the way, 2A is a little
under 1/2 amp now.
282:27:48 CC Roger. We monitor that on the ground.
282:28:20 C7 MARK. Exercise.
282:28:21 CC Roger.
282:28:26 C7 Blood pressure coining down.
282:29:45 CC We have a valid blood pressure. Canary Surgeon
282:29:49 P7 Roger.
282:29:50 CC VII, Canary. Let's leave all three stacks up
for awhile. Okay?
282:29:54 P7 Roght . Let's see - 2C is about 1 amp and 2A is
still a little xmder an amp.
282:59:37 P7 ... urine ... photograph of the buildup of the
fuel pump biiildup, and at ... cloud formation ...
283:03:59 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
This is VII here.
Roger. We'd like to have you check the open-
circuit voltages on that Section 2.
Roger. We Just tried to put 2A back on the line
but it went below, almost to zero. Its open-
circuit voltage now is 30*2 amps.
You want us to run a test on 2B open circuit?
That's negative, that's okay. Go ahead with the
purge on it. This is a normal purge on the com-
plete two sections.
Roger. Doing the Section 1 first.
Be advised, VII, that you are having trouble with
that Section 2. You will not do the power-up over
Roger. We have 2A off the line now. Do you want
us to put it back on the line and purge it?
Go ahead, Hawaii. This is VII.
Okay. We're showing you real good here on the
ground except the 2-Alpha which is off,
Except for Stack 2A. We're showing that as off.
Is that affirm?
That's affirm and we're leaving our thrust ers off.
Thrusters 3 and 4 are gone.
283:28:22 GC Roger. What time?
283:28:24 P7 Let's see. 5 minutes ago.
283:28:26 CC Roger.
283:28:32 C6 Really a good Job, Frank and Jim. We'll see you
on the beach,
283:28:35 C7 Okay, Wally.
283:28:36 C6 Did you have a chance to see us dtiring that ...
283:28:39 C7 We couldn't get a picture of you because we
don't have any thrusters now,
283:28:42 C6 Roger. Did you have a chance to see though?
283:28:44 C7 No.
283:28:45 C6 Okay.
283:31:28 CC VII, Hawaii. We'll be standing by. We'll be
seeing you next revolution.
283:31:32 C? Roger.
283:39:32 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
283:39:34 C? Loud and clear ...
283:39:37 CC Roger. Are you having any attitude control
problem with those two thrusters out?
283:39:42 P7 Roger, We're trying to control it by pitching
283:39:46 CC Roger. We'll be with you shortly.
283:39:48 C7 Understand. Also we've got 2A off the line for
283:39:54 CC Thank you, Frank.
283:47:38 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
283:47:41 P7 Loud and clear,
Roger, VI is in blackout now. Are you able to
see the reentry?
We don't have any attitude control, Elliot .
<coj 'hi •
Gemini VII. Houston. We'd like a brief comment
from you here while we're In blackout with VI as
to whether both of those thrusters failed at the
Roger. I'm not getting any roll, Just no yaw.
We can hear ... closing.
Have you started to do some of your troubleshoot-
ing procedures yet or you waiting to talk?
nQ re BvarLrjJig vurBexTes ouu we uiuri'b wano bo
say anything officially.
Roger, We'll be with you shortly.
... at the Caribbean cloud formation ... water.
. . . Have been out of the suits , . .
. . . say again.
It 's low on an^s.
It's low on amps. Is that it?
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You know, by gosh, Jim.
It ' s going .
Totals on cloud formation over the - the last ...
That's the best spot.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do
The photos of South Africa, 418, were covered with
magacine - movie magasine one frame per second of
S0217 ... 215 which is taken appro:xlmately every
one third . . .
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Go ahead, Houston. You're loud and clear.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Gemini VI is down safely approximately 11 miles
or 12 miles from the Wasp. The Wasp is proceeding
to pick them up. Can you confirm your Aijixiliary
Heater on and your OAMS Heater circuit breaker on?
Roger, VII. Can you explain anything further to
us at this time on your MP control?
Thmsters 3 and 4 are not igniting properly. We
have gotten a little bit out of them indirectly,
. . . oxidiiing the fuel, then squirting it out
all right. But it just seems like we're not
getting proper ignition,
Have you checked them individually, and can you
confirm that they're both doing the same thing?
Gemini VII, Houston, Did you copy?
Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
Read you now. We turned e«ch - when - we can
hear the solenoids clicking, but no reaction.
Roger. And you've confirmed this is the same on
each one separately?
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
Go ahead, Carnarvon. Gemini VII.
Roger. We have a little Information for you about
VI. They're Juat a few miles from the carrier.
They're going to bring them aboard in the space-
craft and everything is secure. Everything's
looking real good.
Very fine. Did you get any word about our OAMS
Roger. I understand you lost two thrusters,
Roger. We're also now picking up about 2-93sp
spikes on our main bus voltage every 9 seconds.
It's exactly 9 seconds, and it's about a 2-^aiip
Gemini VII, would you tiy turning off your OAMS
Heater circuit breaker to see if this stops the
spiking and, after you're had it off a short time,
put it back on?
Negative. It did not stop it.
284:37:44 CC We've got a bmch of experts back there at Houston
looking into this thing and as soon as they come
up with anything, they'll sure let you know.
284:37:51 P Okay,
284:38:10 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. What mode were
you in when the thrust ers failed, and what have
you checked so far?
284:38:18 P We were in the Pulse Mode and we've checked the
individual thrusters. We've checked Direct, and
we've established that we can maintain attitude
control but with very poor efficiency by blowing
whatever it is that's coining out, either oxidizer
or fuel. And we can hear the solenoids clicking,
28^:38:41 CC You say you can hear the solenoids clicking?
284:38:43 P Roger.
284:39:12 CC We're showing 2-Charlie at roughly 2 amps here
on the ground.
284:39:17 P Okay. It looks like 1 amp to us up here.
284:39:46 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Have you attempted the
secondary attitude drivers?
284:39:52 P Roger. We'll do that now.
284:39:53 CC Roger.
284:39:55 P I'm sure the driver is on. We think they're on,
but we'll try it.
284:40:30 P That wooild be exactly as the primary, Carnarvon.
284:40:33 CC Thank you, Gemini VII. Copy.
284:40:53 CC Gemini VII, would you place your DCS Power
circuit breaker to the ON position?
284:40:57 P On.
284:40:59 CC Roger. I'm going to set a couple of relays.
Gemini VII, vould you try turning the ACME Inverter
off and see if that helps that spiking r
Yea, we've already tried that. It does not work.
I'd like you to change your switch configuration
here if you would. I'd like you to go to - let's
see - C-Band Adapter switch to COMMAND; C-Band
Reentry switch to COMMAND.
Roger. C-Band Adapter and Reentry are COMMAND.
Standby is off.
T/M switch to COMMAND.
T/M is at COMMAND.
R/T Transmitter circuit breaker on.
R/T Transmitter on.
Dump Time circtiit breaker on.
Say again, please.
Dump Transmitter circuit breaker on.
Delay Ti:ne is on.
Standby Power circuit breaker on.
Okay. Standby Control circuit breaker on.
It 's on.
ACQ-AID Beacon on.
Roger. ACQ-Beacon on.
2&k'U2:h5 CC And C-Beacon circuit breaker on.
284:42:50 P It's on.
284:42:52 CC Roger.
284:43:31 CC Gemini VII. Would you switch Fuel Cell Control
circuit breaker Number 2 to the OPEN position?
284:43:39 P It is in the OPEN position.
284:43:41 CC See if the Secondary ACME Bias supply helped
284:43:53 P Roger. We'll see.
284:46:13 P A general comment: there is no moon; the stars
are really bright compared to the raoon,
285:00:59 CC Gemini VII, Ha-waii CAP COM.
285:01:01 C Go ahead, Hawaii.
285:01:02 CC Okay. How eire you doing?
285:01:03 C Pretty good. We coped with the spike in the main
285:01:06 CC Oh, go ahead.
285:01:08 C We had inadvertently left the IR switch on and it
was cycling through when we were looking for VI 's
285:01:13 CC Roger.
285:01:21 CC Okay. They were right with you In Houston. That
was the first thing I was going to ask you: RED
switched off .
285:01:26 C Roger.
285:01:27 CC Very good.
285:01:31 CC Your friend, Capt. Brentnall, came up with that
285:01:34 P Yes.
285:01:36 CC Okay. We're shovdng you GO here on the ground.
285:01:38 P Roger.
285:01:43 C What are you reading on 2-Charlie now, Hawaii?
285:01:46 CC Hang loose here a second.
285:01:51 CC What ' s your readout ?
285:01:53 C 1/2 an amp. We're standing by to turn it off.
285:01:55 CC Roger.
285:01:58 CC l/2 amp.
285:02:06 CC Take 2-Charlie off the line.
285:02:14 C ... the only thing - one - we have going in this
second section is 2B.
285:02:19 CC Okay. Give me a readout on open-voltage. Stack
285:02:29 P 29 volts, slowly rising.
285:02:33 CC Roger.
285:03:27 CC VII, will you leave that Stack 2-Charlie off the
line until further advised?
285:03:32 P Roger. Leave it off until further advised.
285:03:52 CC We would like to know, when you tried you Secondaiy
ACME Bias, whether you did get any effects off of
285:03:57 C No, it's the same as Primary.
285:03:59 CC Roger.
285:04:07 C We pushed them individually, and at nighttime we
can see them firing, but you're not getting half
of the impulse out of them that you get out of the
285:04:15 CC Roger. If you can look do-wn, how about taking a
look and see if you can see ray laserl
285:04:22 P Okay. Just a minute.
285:04:24 CC Okay. Look about 110, if you can square yourself
285:05:12 CC Look 154 degrees, 154.
285:05:19 P Roger. We're just getting sunrise now.
285:05:52 CC Okay. Your Coeds Number VI are on the carrier deck
and they're climbing out.
285:05:56 C Very good.
285:06:19 CC Flight, we're getting a pretty heavy cloud cover-
age. Do you want - you can knock off that laser
285:06:25 C Okay. We're right on top of you and we can see
285:06:28 CC Roger.
285:06:33 CC When you fire 3 and 4 individually, you do get
some fluid out of them, do you?
285:07:43 C Well, we have been just drifting so it's hard to
say at random - I wouldn't think one part of it
would be apt to be colder than the other.
285:07:50 CC I was wondering when you were chasing VI, you
were BEF, weren't you?
285:07:55 C Right.
285:07:57 CC Okay. Were these thrusters on the side away from
the sun, do you know?
285:08:06 C I was just trying to remember where the sun was.
285:08:08 CC Okmy.
285:08:21 C ... like it's been on the warm side.
285:08:23 CC Did 70U say it was on the warm side?
285:08:25 P Roger. They're on the right-hand side of the
285:08:28 CC Okay, thank you.
285:08:/v0 P No. They would have been on the cold side when
we were BEF.
285:08:42 CO Okay. Very good.
285:08:50 C We didn't notice it till we tried to atop the
drift that was built up during the night, this
285:08:53 CC Roger. Understand.
285:12:16 CC Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do you read?
285:12:20 P Loud and clear, Houston.
285:12:22 CC Would you give us an open?-circuit voltage on
2-Alpha and 2-Gharlie?
285:12:27 P 2-Charlie is 31 volts; 2-Alpha is 30.2.
285:12:37 CC Roger.
285:12:39 C 2-Alpha has been off the line for over an hour,
285:12:46 CC Roger, VII. We plan to put 2-Charlie back on the
line at Texas acquisition. We'll call you on
285:12:53 C Roger. It's been off 10 minutes and 40 seconds,
285:12:55 CC Roger.
285:12:59 CC I'll give you some flight plan update items here
and we'll probably be discussing your OAMS
problem with you further. We have nothing at the
present time, nothing further to discuss with you
on it, but we will have very quickly, I'm sure.
285:13:12 C One of the items that Jim and I were both mention-
ing is that, these are the two thrusters that we
used most of the time to do the actual venting.
285:13:20 CC Roger. We're aware of that.
285:13:27 CC Let me know when you're ready to copy your update,
285:13:29 P Go ahead, Elliot.
285:13:32 C Go ahead.
285:13:33 CC Okay. I have an Apollo here. I doubt if you'll
be able to get it because of no attitude control,
but I'll give it to you Just in case. 285:23:48:
Sequence 10; Mode 01 j pitch 30 degrees down, yaw
9 degrees right, Stand by, VII.
285:14:17 CC Gemini VII, have you opened the 3 and 4 circuit
breakers yet? And if not, we would like them open
at this time to observe any possible change of
temperature problem there.
285:14:32 P We have opened them. They're closed now. Do you
want them opened again?
285:14:35 CC Roger. Open them now, and we'll watch them across
285:14:48 P 3 and 4 »re opened.
285:14:49 CC Roger.
285:15:44 CC VII, you might as well - might as well go ahead
with this flight plan update,
285:15:51 P Go ahead.
285:15:53 CC 285:30:00: exercise and eat period; 285:00:00:
BIO-MED Recorder Number 1, CONTIMUOUSj 287:10:00:
crew status report on the Command Pilot, and
purge fuel cells at the RKV. Copy so far?
285:16:35 P Yes.
265:16:38 CC Okay. Now I have three dlin-lights again; you
vouldn't be able to do them without attitude
control, but we'll give them to you Just in case.
Dim-lights: 287:30:00; Sequence 03 J Mode 01;
this is post- sunset. And we have a comment we've
added that says: do not go beyond 40 frames total
on high-speed black-and-white magazine. Do you
285:17:17 P Roger.
235:17:20 CC Dim-lights: 287:45:00; Sequence 03; Mode 03;
south horizon, use 120-second exposure time in
place of 10 second. Dim-lights: 288:00:00;
Sequence 03; Mode 05; presunrise; dark tine is
3 minutes prior to sunrise. Do you copy?
285:18:10 P Roger.
285:18:11 CC Stand by.
285:18:17 CC Gemini VII, Housrton. Would you give us a 2-
Charlie open-circuit voltage?
285:18:27 P 2-Charlie is reading 31.4 volts.
285:18:30 CC Roger. Woxild you put it back on the line at this
285:18:39 P 2-Charlie is back on the line.
285:18:41 CC Roger. And could you give us a current reading?
285:18:50 P 2-Charlie reading just slowly past 1 amp.
285:18:54 CC Roger. And 2-Baker?
285:18:58 P 2-Baker is reading about 3 l/2.
285:19:00 CC Roger.
285:19:42 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Would you take 2-Charlie
back off the line at this
285:19:52 P 2-Charlie's back off the line.
285:19:54 CG Roger.
285:20:00 CC Would you give us a propellant quantity reading,
285:20:06 C That's about 9 percent.
285:20:08 CC Roger. 9 percent.
285:20:33 CC Okay, VII. We'll continue with our flight plan
update. 288:13:00: crew status report on the
Pilot at Hawaii. 288:25:00: flight plan report.
289:00:00: BIO-MED Recorder Hxanber 1 off. Dim-
light: 289:04:30; Sequence 02; cloud, no moon,
MSC-4: 289:51:39; Sequence 05; Mode 01; pitch
30 degrees down, yaw 18 degrees right; switch to
Mode 03 when acquired. 290:21:00: FLA update at
HKV. 291:06:00: purge fuel cells at CSQ.
291:06:00: BIO-MED Recorder Number 2, CONTINUOUS.
Do you copy?
285:22:27 P VII. Roger.
285:22:56 CC Elliot, how much longer do you want us to leave
these circuit breakers off on 3 and 4?
285:23:02 CC We're monitoring the temperatxire now. We'll call
you in a minute,
285:23:05 CC Okay.
285:23:06 CC Do you need them right now?
285:23:08 CC To keep more attitude control so we don't get any
big reads - so if we can catch them when they're
smaller - we'll still have enough to stop them.
285:23:14 CC Okay. We'd like to wateh them just a minute
285:23:18 CC No problem now. Also, I don't think it would be
possible to track, the way the sitiiation is right
285:23:23 CC Roger. We understand that.
Gemini VII, wuld you give ua another readout on
2-Able and 2-Charlie?
2-Able reads 30,2 volts; 2-Charlie reading 30.9
volt s .
Roger. We would like to put them back on the line
at this time, and then turn the Power switch off
to take the entire section off the line at this
time. You'll need your Control circuit breaker
Roger. 2-Able and 2-Charlie back on the line and
the Power switch to position OFF.
Roger. And your circuit breaker back off, of
VII. We show your Number 3 thrust er temperature
coining up now. We'd like to leave those circuit
breakers open for a little bit longer here.
We're trying to keep it oriented into the sun as
much as we can.
Roger. Do you think you could go for a revolution
without those breakers? Wo would like to keep
them open that long if you think you can manage
We can, ... drifting. Go ahead and do it.
Okay. Very good.
Gemini VII, do you have any reason to believe that
the water boiler is still venting at this time?
285:25:56 CC Roger. And of course if you have need for these
thrusters, you're free to put them back on, but
we'd like to leave them off for a full revolution
if you can manage it,
285:26:06 C The only thing we'll need it for is if we just get
too big a drift rate.
285:26:10 CC Roger.
285:26:13 C I'd like to save some extra fuel ... with this
limited authority we can aline the platform with
285:26:21 CC Roger, Frank.
285:26:36 CC VII, did you observe the adapter from VI after the
separation, and how did it travel with respect to
you after they jettisoned it?
285:26:45 C We didn't even see VI retrofire. See, we were
drifting very, very badly and when we tried to
stop it, we found we didn't have any authority and
it took a long time to get it stopped.
285:26:55 CC Roger.
285:26:57 CC So you did not see any of their retrofire or
285:27:01 C This is affirmative.
285:27:03 CC Roger.
285:29:12 CC VII, do you still copy Houston?
285:29:14 P Roger. Go ahead.
285:29:16 CC Okay. I'd like some information here on your
cockpit setup as far as un»uited operation. Could
you tell me your hose locations again, briefly,
on the red and blue hoses?
285:29:30 P Each red hose, which is our siiit outlet hose, is
located at the by-pass stowed position with the
screen on. Each blue hose, or inlet hose, is
hooked onto the centerline storage box on each
side of the seat.
285:29:50 CC On the - on the outside of the seat? No, inaide
of the seat that would be, vrouldn't it?
285:29:57 P Ploger. It's pointed out of ... hose on each side
of the seat.
285:30:02 CC Pointing aft?
285:30:08 CC Okay. On your Suit Flovr-Valve position.
285:30:13 P ... on the Suit Flow Valves ...
285:30:16 CC Now the - the flow valves
285:30:22 P FULL FLOW on the Suit Control Flow Valves.
285:30:25 CC Roger. FULL FLOW on both.
285:30:28 CC Cabin Heat Exchanger cool and flow setting.
285:30:38 P FULL COLD and both suit flows are full increased.
285:30:54 CC VII, check that again, now. I think you mean the
Suit Flow setting is FULL COLD and the Cabin Flow
setting is FULL HOT.
285:31:03 P Roger. That's affirm. By your ... the cabin
flow. I'm sorry.
285:31:06 CC Okay, Recirc Valve position?
285:31:09 P Recirc is at the 45-degree position.
285:31:14 P Although, we have been flying with it in the FULL-
285:31:18 CC Roger.
285:31:29 CC Okay. One or two suit fans?
285:31:32 C One.
285:31:36 CC Understand one suit fan. In A or B pump?
285:31:40 C B pump.
285:31:42 CC Roger. And I assume that you find that this is a
285:31:45 P Little chilly right now, as a matter of fact,
285:31:48 CC Okay.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
285:37:56 CC Gemini VII, RKV. We have nothing for you this
time. You need not acknowledge. We're standing
by. All systems are GO.
285:38:05 P This is VII. Roger, RKV. Do you know when our
next fuel cell purge is?
285:38:10 CC Roger. Your next fuel cell purge will be over
us on your next revolution. That will be Rev 180.
285:39:05 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
285:39:07 C Go ahead, RKV.
285:39:08 CC Would you give us the open-circuited voltages on
285:39:12 C Roger. 2C is reading 31.2.
285:39:15 CC Roger.
285:39:17 C 2B off-scale high, above 32.
285:39:19 CC Roger.
285:39:25 C7 And 2A is reading 32 volts.
285:39:27 CC Roger.
285:56:59 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
285:57:09 C This is Gemini VII. Go ahead.
285:57:11 CC Roger. Have you been able to observe the color
of the fluid from Thrusters 3 and 4 when it was
not firing well?
285:57:49 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you copy the question?
285:57:53 C ... just a flash of light. We can't see it very
285:57:59 CC Roger. Can you give me open-circtiit voltages on
285:58:41 CC Gemini VII, Houston, Could you give us a readout
on Section 2 voltages?
285:58:49 C Roger. 2A is 32 volts, 2B is off-scale high, 2C
is 32 volts.
285:59:02 CC Understand. 2A is 32; 2B, off-scale high; 20,
285:59:11 C Roger. Did you read that we have a Delta-P light
on Section 1 now, also?
285:59:16 CC Roger. Delta-P light on Section 1.
285:59:20 C Both A and B, both on Delta-P lights.
285:59:24 CC Understand. Section 1 and 2, Delta-P lights.
285:59:29 C Roger.
286:00:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We want to leave the sections
as they are. We will contact you at Carnarvon.
286:00:17 C Thank you very much.
286:00:25 CC How's the tumbling?
286:00:27 C It's not too bad now,
286:00:29 CC Roger.
286:05:50 C Borman's dumping urine.
286:05:52 P Borman's dumping urine.
286:07:00 P ... Look at that.
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• • •
Don't you think we ought
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All set ,
We • re ready here . . .
It already ... that one.
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... different ...
Sure is hot in here.
Sure is close.
286:12:45 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM.
286:12:49 P Go ahead, Carnarvon, G«niini VII.
286:12:51 CC Roger. Could you give us another reading on those
Fuel Cell Number 2 voltages, open circuit?
286:12:57 P Roger. 2A is about 31 1/2, 32 that is; 2B is
off-scale high; 2C is about 31.
286:13:02 P ... 32.
286:13:16 CC Roger. Thank you.
286:13:32 CC Okay. We're going to take another look at these
open-oirc\iit voltages over Hawaii and then consider
bringing the section back up over the States on
this next pass.
286:13:45 C What are the thoughts on the Delta-P light on
286:13:48 CC They're still thinking.
286:13:50 C Thank you.
286:14:04 CO They feel that there is probably something block-
ing the vfater a little bit and it's just a matter
of clearing it again.
286:14:13 P Roger.
286:14:29 P (yawns)
286:14:33 P Continue on with ...
286:14:45 CC Do you think that 2-Charlie has gone down since
your reading over Tananarive?
286:14:57 C It looks Just about the same, maybe a little bit
286:15:02 CC Roger.
286:15:14 P It is.
286:15:17 P ... were able to . . .
286:15:20 P 2-Charlie was 30, wasn't it?
286:17:59 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We're about to
have LOS, so we'll see you tomorrow.
Have you had any water to drink ,
No - yes . . .
I'll be with you over the States
. . . report .
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Borman dumping urine.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
CJo ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII.
Roger. We'd like to have a - we
the ground here - we'd like to have open-circuit
voltages on Section 2 if you would.
286:37:59 C Roger.
286:38:05 P 2A is around 32 volts; 2B is off-scale high, 32;
and 2C is reading 31.1 volts.
286:38:20 CC Roger, Copy. Would you check your T/M - Control
T/M svd.tch to the COMMAND position, please?
286:38:29 P T/M is in the COMMAND position.
286:38:31 CC Roger. And I have a flight plan update for you
when you're ready to cojgr,
286:38:49 P Go ahead.
286:38:51 CC Roger, This is a cabin temperattire measurement,
it ' s a little bit different from what you normally
do. So if you're ready to cojty I'll give it to
you step by step. Time: 286:44:00; Cabin
Temperature Test Number 1; Step 1, a cabin temper-
ature; Step 2, wall temperature; Step 3, cabin dew
point; Step 4» temperature and dew point at blue
outlet; Step 5, temperature and dew point at red
inlet. Do you copy?
286:40:09 C Roger. We have it.
286:40:11 CC Roger. We'd also like to have your comments on
day versus night thermo-comf ort .
286:40:21 P Don't tmderstand, Hawaii.
286:40:25 CC 1'hat was day versus night thermo-comf ort .
286:40:31 P Thermo-comf ort, day versus night?
286:40:33 CC That's affirmative.
286:40:37 C You can't tell much difference on a day that you
get going around. When we close up in here at
night and go to sleep it gets cooler.
286:40:47 CC Roger. Understand. Also, have a map update when
you're ready to copy.
k!86:40:53 C Go ahead.
286:40:55 CC Okay. Node at 287:51:05: Rev 180; 102.8 east;
right ascension, 07:53:10.
ii86:41:25 C Roger. We have that.
286:lil:29 CC Roger, We have nothing further for you. We are
286:41:31 C Thank you.
286:48:28 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
286:48t31 P This is VII, Go.
286:48:34 CC Roger, Jijn. Like to get your open-circuit voltages
on Section 2 again.
286:48:41 P 2-Charlie, 31.1; 2-Baker, off-scale high at 32j
2-Able, Just at 32.
286:48:57 CC Roger. We want to watch it from here down to
Texas and then we'll - if it holds up like this -
we'll put it back on the line.
286:49:09 P Roger. Understand you want 3 to go back on the
line too. It's been off for about an hotir at
286:49:14 CC That's right.
286:49:16 P Roger.
286:49:36 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Could you give us a readout
on the values you got on this Cabin Temperature
Test Number 1 that we asked for?
286:49:45 CC Okay, Let us know when you have them. The piirpose
of this is to get a little fxirther evaluation of
the unsuited cabin atmosphere, and we will be
rescheduling this occasionally to get similar
readouts. So you might keep this Cabin Temperatiure
Test Procedure handy, because we'll just reschedule
it by name.
286:50:07 P Roger. Will do.
286:50:47 CC Gemini VII, we'd also be interested in a report
on the weather up north.
286:51:04 P A little broken, but not bad.
286:51:08 GC Say again.
286:51:11 P I said about ... black area, but not bad,
286:51:14 CC Roger.
286:52:02 CC VII, did you call?
286:52:05 P Negative.
286:52:06 CC Would you give us Section 2 open-circuit voltages
286:52:11 P 2-Alpha, 32; 2-Baker, off-scale high; 2-Charlie
about 31 »1.
286:52:27 CC Roger.
286:52:30 C Houston, Gemini VII with the cabin temperature.
286:52:34 CC Okay. Before you give me that would you put
Section 2 back on the line?
286:52:41 P Roger, Section 2 going back on the line.
286:52:47 CC Okay. Go ahead with the readouts, Frank.
286:52:55 C Roger. Cabin temperature, 79; wall temperature,
79; cabin dew point, 62; temperature and dew point
at the blue hose, 65 and 52; temperature and dew
point at the red hose, 76 and 60,
286:53:15 CC Roger. Copy.
286:53:53 P Houston, VII.
286:53:54 CC Go ahead.
286:53:57 P The amps on Section 2 are about l/2 on 2A, 2B is
about 3, and 2C is about l/2.
286:54:13 CC Understand. 2A, 1 amp or was that 1/2? 2B is 3;
and 2C is ,5.
286:54:23 P Roger. And so is 2A, .5.
286:54:25 CC Roger.
286:54:52 CC All right, watch them for a minute, VII, and let
us know if you see any change. We're watching
286:54:59 C Roger.
286:55:07 CC It was a good try.
286:55:08 C Any more ideas?
286:55:11 CC We're working on it.
286:55:14 C I'm worried about the light on Section 1, Elliot.
What do they feel about that?
286:55:21 CC You still have that on I see. We're working on it.
286:56:33 CC VII. We haven't seen very nnich difference, or
we're not ready with a solution on the thnisters
yet. We'd like to continue as we are. Is the
attitude control sufficient, or lack of there?
286:56:52 C We'll leave it alone.
286:56:56 CC Okay.
286:56:57 C Want ua to leave it in this mode, right?
286:56:60 CC That's affirmative, if it's adequate for you.
286:57:04 C Okay.
286:57:08 CC Okay. We're ready to turn off 2-AlphA and 2-
Charlie at this time.
286:57:17 P 2- Alpha and 2-Charlie coming off of the main bus.
286:59:48 CC Gemini VII, Houston - Gemini VII, Houston.
287:01:52 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
287:10:02 CC Gemini VII, RKV. We have your oral temp; you can
start your blood pressure.
287:10:07 P Roger. Blood pressure coming dowi, RKV.
287:10:18 CC We're standing by for your purge.
287:10:21 P Roger. Let me understand this breakdown. We
have two sections checked off
287:10:26 CC Cuff is full-scale.
287:10:28 CC That's affirm. We want you to purge 2-Bravo.
287:10:32 P Say again, RKV.
287:10:33 CC Blood pressure cuff is full-scale.
287:13:05 CC We want another blood pressure, VII, Would you
give us your food, water and sleep status?
287:13:09 C Roger, We had for the Command Pilot and Pilot
Day 13, Meal B, This morning we had Day 13,
Meal A. The Connnand Pilot didn't eat his muffins.
The total water to date for the Command Pilot is
972, Column 5 is 31, total Column 6 is 6.
287:13:33 CC Roger.
287:13:34 C The Pilot's total water is 813, total Column 5 is
30, Column 6 is 7.
287:13:45 CC Roger,
287:13:51 P As far as sleep goes, we slept some last night -
about, I guess, 5 hours. So we both feel the
need for sleep when we get down,
287:14:00 CC Roger. Surgeon out,
287:15:39 P Purge complete, RKV.
287:15:U- CC ... okay, Gemini VII.
287:17:02 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
287:17:04 P Go ahead, RKV.
287:17:05 CC Do you see any objects at all in your vicinity?
287:17:09 P ... I hope not. Wait, I'll check.
287:17:14 CC Say again.
287:17:16 P I'll check, just a minute.
287:17:17 CC Okay.
287:17:27 P Negative. We do not.
287:17:28 CC Roger.
287:18:09 P You going to put us to sleep tonight, RKV?
287:18:11 CC Same as always.
287:18:13 P Think you can get us some ... to take tonight.
287:18:17 CO We'll take care of that.
287:18:18 P Roger.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
287:58:50 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
287:59:00 C Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini VII.
287:59:01 CC Roger. I would like you to place your Cryo
Read switch to the ECS O2 position.
287:59:08 C Say again?
287:59:52 CC Gemini VII, woidd you go to the FUEL CELL 0^
You vramt the crew status on the Pilot here also?
Gemini VII, that crew status is at Hawaii.
Would you go to the FUEL CELL H2 position? Thank
• • •
Gemini VII, you can put your Cryo Read switch
to the OFF position now.
Gemini VII, you can put your Giyo Quantity Read
switch to the OFF position.
We have you GO on the ground, G«nini VII.
Ptoger. Can you give us some indication 01 what
Flight thinks about this Delta-P light on
Stand by, CSQ. It just went out.
Rocer. We copv.
Do you read me?
Gemini VII, the ground predictions were that that
light woxild go out.
288:01:35 CC I say, ground predictions were that that light
would go out about this time.
288:01:38 C Very good.
288:02:09 CC Gemini VII, omt ground predictions were that that
light should have gone out about 20 minutes ago,
288:02:15 C Okay. Thank you.
288:04:45 C Who is that?
288:04:49 P Borman.
288:13:35 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. Gemini VII, Hawaii
CAP COM. We have a good oral temperature, standing
by for your blood pressure.
288:13:45 C Coming down.
288:14:06 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
288:14:45 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. I've got a TCA test
for you to copy.
288:14:51 C Roger. Stand by one minute.
288:14:57 CC We have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
288:15:02 C Okay. Go ahead, please.
288:15:04 CC Roger. This is a TCA Number 3 test. The temper-
ature problem should have been cleared up at 15
degreea and we're now reading 22 degrees, so we'd
like you to do this procedure over Hawaii so we
can monitor on the ground. We don't - don't
think it's a temperature problem, but we ought to
try it anyhow. Ready to copy? Want to bring up
the three rate gyros.
TCA Number 3 circuit
Your cuff is full-scale.
TCA Number 3 circuit breaker on.
Gemini VII, would you do this as I read it to
288:16:00 C Roger. Do it as you read. Okay.
288:16:03 CC Bring up your three rate gyros.
288:16:05 C They're up.
288:16:09 CC TCA Number 3 circuit breaker on.
288:16:10 C It's on.
288:16:16 C Go ahead. It's on.
288:16:18 CC Direct control, and give us a burst.
288:16:20 C Is the only one you want on Number 3? You want
all the others off?
288:16:23 CC Bring up all three rate gjrros,
288:16:26 C I mean circuit breakers. Do you want all the
circuit breakers turned off but 3?
288:16:32 CC Just give us a burst in right yaw.
288:16:39 CC We have a good blood pressure.
288:16:43 CC Do you have any additions on your food, water and
288:16:50 CC Roger. Gemini VII, did you get a thrust?
288:16:53 C In what mode do you want me to give you a burst?
288:16:56 CC RET.
288:16:57 C Here we go.
288:17:00 C We get nothing.
288:17:06 C Other than the solenoid clicking. And we're still
I don't know ... fuel also.
288:17:16 CC Say again, VII.
288:17:18 C We're venting, it looks like it's coming through
the thruster without igniting.
288:17:24 CC Roger.
288:17:27 CC Okay. Disregard. We'll stop the test at this
time. Turn your TCA Number 3 circuit breaker off.
288:17:35 C It's off.
288:17:37 CC And your three rate gyros off,
288:17:39 C You don't want to try Number 4, right?
288:17:45 CC Negative, VII.
288:17:47 C Okay. They're off.
288:18:13 CC To the best guess, these are the thrusters that
you used and we figure there is trouble in the
288:18:23 C Roger.
288:18:29 CC And I have a flight plan update when you're ready
288:18:34 C Stand by.
288:18:a C Go ahead.
288:18:43 CC Roger. Title, D-4/l^7: 288:24:28; Sequence 427;
Mode 02; Remarks, yaw 33 degrees right, pitch 47
degrees down, passing north to south in front of
and below spacecraft.
288:19:26 C I don't know how we can do this without attitude
288:19:31 CC We're aware of that,
28S: 20:19 C
288: 23 J 45 CC
Hawaii, this is Gemini VII.
Roger. This is Hawaii.
Do they mind if we turn on these thrusters now
to see if we get any kind of control out of them
Flight advises that it's all right with them, but
they don't see the reason, or what good it will do
Well, I might be able to do r)-4/D-7. I don't know
why they sent up updates if they don't want us to
Just wanted you to know what was there, VII.
Okay. Thank you.
We're confined to drifting.
Looks like we're confined to drifting.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
Roger. We'd like another rundown on exactly how
you lost the - or discovered the loss of attitude
control. Also, we'd like a reading on your
Roger, Elliot. When we woke up this morning, the
first thing we were told to do was to monitor
GT-Vl's reentry and when wo unbuttoned to look
out, we were drifting quite badly. We turned on
the control and we didn't have any right yaw.
Our rates have now built up sc^ I imagine they're
on the order of 5 to 6 degrees per second.
Are you trying to stop them at all, Frank, or are
you just letting it continue to build up?
Gemini VII, Houston,
Gemini VII, Houston.
Gemini VII, I think we lost you for a minute,
there. Have you been trying to control the rates
at all or just letting them build up?
No. I've been letting them build up now since
you said you wanted these turned loose and not
We can control them with the other thrusters.
Roger. Why don't you go ahead and control them
as best you can with the other thrusters?
Okay. But you don't want ... used at all, is
Roger. We prefer they not be used.
Gemini VII, did you get Delta-P Number 1 back?
Negative. Not yet, but we're expecting them.
. . . come on now,
Roger. How did you guess? We have it back.
288:26:11 CC You say you do have it back?
288:26:13 C That's Roger. It's back on.
288:26:15 CC Roger.
288:26:36 CC Are you able to control your attitude rates, or
have you tried yet?
288:26:40 C I'm stopping them now.
288: 26 :2f2 CC Roger, Are you going to give ua a flight plan
288:26:46 C Yes. About all I have is a film report, really.
288:26:49 CC Okay, let's have it.
288:26:54 C We have left 76 frames of S0217, 57 frames of
SC217 vdth an ASA of 500, 47 high-contrast black-
and-white, 20 frames of dim white, 13 frames of
power-shifted IR, 2 magazines of l6nDn. The only
thing we've been able to accomplish today is the
S-5 over South Africa.
288:27:23 CC Roger. And do you have vision tester scores?
288:27:27 C We have - we're going to do that right now.
288:27:30 CC Roger.
288:27:45 CC Gemini VII, we'd like to have you consider the
possibility of controlling yaw with the maneuver
thrusters, that is, 13 and 14, Actixally, 14
would be probably the one you'd use.
288:27:59 C Well, we'll give it a try.
288:28:03 CC We'd like you to consider it. It'd be 11 and 12
that you'd use, that is your forward firing.
288:28:15 C Roger.
288:28:22 CC Frank, what do you think about doing that?
288:28:25 C Well, Chris, I think we can control the rates
up here all right. I'm more concerned about this
Delta-P light than I am the rates.
288:2S:31 CC Yes. So are we, Frank.
2S8:28:34 C I - it looks to me like this time it needs it.
288:28:40 CC Looks like what?
288:28:42 C It looks to me like this time - the cells are
really on their way.
288:28:52 C The maneuver thrusters work pretty well in yaw.
288:28:56 CC Okay, Why are you more concerned about the Delta-
P 1 light this time? Do you see something different
288:29:04 C No. This is the first time it has reoccurred like
this. The other times it's gone out. Same way
with those two - those two stacks this morning.
We could almost tell up here that those two stacks
had had it before we kept plajdng with them.
288:29:16 CC Frank, the people down here feel fairly confident
in Section 1.
288:29:21 C Okay. Good.
288:29:24 CC We're watching it with you, Frank. We'll be
recognizing it just as quick as you will.
288:29:29 C Okay.
288:29:36 C Well, I'd like to make it GO - we prefer to land
somewhere near the carrier. You know what I mean?
288:29:44 CC Frank, you know I would too.
288:29:47 C Okay.
288:29:53 CC Could you tell us iriiich magazine - camera
magazines were used during the rendezvous and
288:30:00 C Well we used the - almost all of them, Elliot.
288:30:07 CC Roger. Frank, let me put that differently to you.
I'm going to be as certain that that fuel cell is
going to last when we go by -1 area tomorrow
morning as we absolutely can, and I won't make
that decision imless I'm sure of it.
288:30:21 C Very good.
288:30:25 P We're on broadwayj
288:30:27 CC Roger that.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
288:46:58 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
288:47:03 C Go ahead, RKV. This is Gemini VII.
288:47:05 CC Roger. Will you turn the Maneuver circuit
breaker on, please?
288:47:16 C Maneuver circuit breaker is on,
288:47:19 CC We got a test to run. We'd like you to turn off
all the Maneuver circuit breakers on - off, rather,
except Number 12 aft, we want that on.
288:47:45 C Roger.
288:47:47 CC Did you copy that, VII?
288:47:49 C Roger.
288:47:50 CC Okay. Turn on your Attitude Control circuit
288:47:54 C All the Attitude Control circuit breakers on?
288:47:57 CC Except 3 and 4 yaw right should be off.
288:48:00 C Right.
288:48:04 C Roger.
288:48:05 CC Okay. We'd like to see how well you can control
it in attitude.
288:48:42 C They work fine, RKV.
238:kB:hh CC Roger.
288:49:21 CC We'd like to - you to stay in that configuration
a while. We'll talk to you over the CSQ.
288:49:26 C Okay. Fine.
288:49:27 CC Okay. I've got a short ... update for you.
288:49:31 C Stand by one minute.
288:49:47 CC Flight plan update: Time, 218 plus 45, and
another Time, 291 plus 06. We'd like to have
Cabin Temperature Test Number 1.
288:50:07 C Roger. I copy.
288:50:09 CC Okay, You're free to use attitude control between
now and the CSQ.
288:50:13 C Okay. Thank you.
288:50:15 CC Roger.
288:50:32 CO Gemini VII, RKV.
288:50:34 G Go ahead.
288:50:35 CC Okay. Do you confirm that you've got the Maneuver
circuit breaker on?
288:50:38 C Affirmative.
288:50:39 CC Okegr. ... did you hear Houston calling you on
HF ... RKV?
288:50:47 CC Tou did hear?
288:50:48 C Negative. We did not bmax.
288:50:50 CC Okay.
288:51:36 CC We'd like you to maintain attitude between here
and CSQ and that will give us an idea of how much
I think - we think we can aline the platform this
way axBv •
2So : 52:00
We 1 T>e ^»nTia'^ H^T""1nff uainff the attitude control for
MSC-4 over Hawaii. However, the weather doesn't
look too good at Hawaii right now.
Gemini VII, did you get my T^?
288: 53 JOS
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston, How do you
You're loud and clear, Houston. Go ahead.
Roger. Good communications. How is the attitude
we're using now?
It's pretty good.
Roger. We want to give you a tentative GO for the
MSC-4. The weather there is 5000 scattered, 15
miles visibility. There are no cumulus clouds.
There is a .2 strato layer.
So we'd like to have you try it. We want you to
continue to try to conserve fuel here even though
we are asking you to do attitude control. We
don't want you to be careless; I'm sxire you won't.
Yes, we're >st trying to fly SEF.
289:09:37 CC Roger.
289:09:41 CC Can you give me yoiir S-a/D-13 Vision Test scores?
We ran out of time. I didn't get that from you
289:10:57 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Are you checking the Vision
Test scores for rae?
289:11:02 C We haven't taken the test - I'll have to give it
to you later on.
289:11:07 CC Roger. Did you take it yesterday? They tell me
you did not get any scores yesterday.
289:11:13 C We took it yesterday and reported them, but I'll
have to check in the log book and I'll give it to
289:11:17 CC Roger.
289:11:27 CC Do you still have your Number 1 Delta-P light on,
289:11:31 C Roger. They're both on.
289:11:33 CC Roger.
289:11:35 C We're ...
289:11:45 CC Say again, VII.
289:11:47 C I say, if it starts to Jump tonight I'm going to
hate to see that , , , go by tomorrow.
289:12:07 CC We're going to take care of that, Frank. Don't
289:12:11 C Okay.
289:12:24 CC Gemini VII, Houston. For your information, we
are considering turning off Section 2 completely
if the Delta-P light does not go out soon. We
feel that should improve the situation,
289:12:38 C Very well.
COASTAL SENTRT QUEBEC
289:31:17 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
289:31:19 C Go ahead, CSQ. Geanlili VII.
289:31:20 CC Roger, we're going to cancel MSC-4 over Hawaii
289:31:25 C Roger.
289:31:29 CC Can you give me an evaluation of how you've been
able to maintain attitude control without
289:31:35 C We've been making it okay,
289:31:38 C I think I can get Hawaii.
289:31:40 CC Very good,
289:31:53 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. Give me a propellant quantity.
289:31:56 C Stand by.
289:32:04 C 8 percent.
289:32:07 CC 8 percent?
289:32:08 C Roger.
289:32:09 CC Roger.
289:32:14 CC Could you also give rae an OAMS source pressure
289:32:16 C Stand by.
289:32:26 C OAMS pressTire is 1100, 1100.
289:32:29 CC Roger. Copy.
289:33:28 C We still have both Delta-P lights, CSQ.
289:33:31 CC Roger. We just conTirmad that on the ground.
289:35:56 CC Gemini VII, Houston advises that they have - that
the groimd readouts do not show any appreciable
usage since RKV.
289:36:03 C Roger.
289:49:26 CC Gemini VI, Hawaii CAP COM.
289:49:30 P Go ahead, Hawaii.
289:49:31 CC Roger. We show you GO on the ground and I have
a PLA update for you when you're ready to copy.
289:49:36 P Stand by one.
289:49:58 P Go ahead.
289:49:59 CC Roger. All RET 400K, 21 plus 20, for all areas.
Area 184-3, 293:55:38; 185-Bravo, 295:47:56;
186-Delta, 296:29:06; 187-Delta, 298:05:20; 188-2,
299:37:01; 189-1, 301:06:40; 190-1, 302:42:08;
191-1, 304:17:38. Weather in all areas is good.
289:51:49 F Roger.
289:51:53 CC We have nothing further for you. We're standing
289:56:32 CC We have Cryo ground rules for you to copy.
289:56:36 C Go ahead with it.
289:56:37 CC Okay. Fuel Cell H2 Heater, AUTO; Fuel Cell O2
Heater, AUTO; ECS O2 Heater, OFF; Quantity Read
switch, FUEL CELL O2 at a minlnium; H2 Presstire
490. That's for this evening.
289:57:04 C Roger.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
290:22:40 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
290: 22 :Z^2 C Go ahead, RKV, This is VII.
290:22:44 CC Roger. We'd like to have a purge. Use the
same procedures we used last night with the
exception we'd like for you to purge Section 2
290:22:57 P Okay. Purge Section 2 first, other - other than
that it's a normal purge.
290:23:01 CC Right.
290:23:03 C You ndght tell Flight that we've run out of
OAMS fuel also. We are now ... pressure ...
290:23:16 CC Roger.
290:24:00 CC Gemini VII, we'll give you a systems update
over the CSQ or Hawaii.
290:24:04 P' Okay.
290:24:30 P ... I also ... yesterday and today, ... Hawaii.
290:24:43 CC Okay.
290:24:55 P There were some complications on Section 2
otherwise ... also.
290:25:00 CC We're still looking at it.
290:25:03 P? Okay.
290:25:48 P Purging Section 1 now.
290:25:51 CC Roger.
290:26:45 C After ... because of the high load on Section 1?
290:26:52 CC Stand by. I'll check.
290:26:56 CC We're working on that right now. We'll update
you over CSQ.
290:26:58 C Okay.
290:27:11 C ... prop up that avixiliary tank.
290:27:16 CC Roger.
290:27:21 CC We can go ahead and prop the low-quantity tank
if you want to.
290:27:26 C^ I think I'd prefer to go with the one in the
290:27:30 CC Okay.
290:27:40 C ... not sure which.
290:27:44 GC We think that's a pretty good idea.
290:27:53 CC Would you put the Quantity Read switch to FUEL
CELL 02? That will be in the nighttime
290:28:33 C Purge complete.
290:28:35 CC Roger. Purge is complete. Flight.
290:28:41 C Also, I understand we're clear to prop this
290:28:51 C RKV.
290:28:52 CC Go ahead.
290:28:53 C I understand we're clear to go ahead and pull
this switch on this . . .
290:28:57 CC That's affirm.
290:29:08 C Also, we copied and they're ready ...
290:29:23 C RKV.
290:29:26 CC Go ahead.
290:29:28 C We ... we have 300 regulated pressure again.
290:29:32 CC Good show.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
291:06:30 CC Gemini VII, ... VII.
291:06:50 C 29 volts.
291:06:53 CC ... 2-Alpha.
291:06:56 C I say 2-Alpha is 28 volts and 2-Charlie is
291:07:00 CC Roger. Copy. Like the prop quantities and
OAMS pressure readout.
291:07:05 C Roger. Prop quantity now reads 7 percent, and
the first pressiire is about 1050.
291:07:19 CC I'd like to find out -what the ... of stowage is
not complete and what your estimate is to
complete the rest of it.
291:07:25 C Stowage?
291:07:26 CC That's affirmative.
291:07:28 C It'll take us about an hour to stow.
291:07:31 CC Roger. Understand.
291:07:34 C To put our suits on also.
291:07:36 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
291:10:48 CC Gemini VII, I have a map update for you when
you're ready to copy.
291:10:51 P Stand by.
291:11:02 P Go ahead.
291:11:04 CC Title is Node: Time, 295:22:20; Rev 185;
12.7 degrees west; right ascension, 07:43:46.
291:11:25 P PF aft?
291:11:26 CC Roger.
291:11:36 P Gemini main ...
291:11:38 CC Negative, Gemini VII. That's all. We're
291:11:54 CC Gemini VII, Flight just advised that they plan
to go open circuit on Section 2 over Hawaii.
They will advise you later.
291:12:04 C Okay.
291:24:29 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
291:24:32 C Go ahead, Hawaii.
291:24:33 CC How are you doing?
291:24:34 C Pretty good. How are you?
291:24:36 CC Okay, not bad. We're showing you GO down here
and want to power-down your Section Number 2 if
you'll go along with me.
291:24:44 C Fine.
291:24:45 CC Okay. Fuel Cell Control Number 2 circuit
291:24:47 C It's closed.
291:24:49 CC Section 2 Power switch to OFF.
291:24:51 C Off.
291:24:53 CC Fuel Cell Control Number 2 circuit breaker to
291:24:56 C It's open.
291:24:58 CC And verify your Crossover switch is at the
291:25:02 CC Okay.
291:25:04 CC I've got some more data for you if you're ready?
291:25:07 C Stand by. And what kind of data?
291:25:09 CC I've got a couple of GET EC's for you and a
small flight plan.
291:25:15 C Roger. Just a minute.
291:25:23 CC What position is your Adapter C-Band Beacon in?
291:25:28 C COMMAND.
291:25:29 CC Okay.
291:25:31 C Go ahead. I've got the ... now.
291:25:32 CC Okay. 192-1, 305:52:25; 207-1, 329:57:56.
Okay, you have that?
291:25:56 C Roger.
291:25:57 CC Okay. I want to advise you that the 7 percent
gage reading you have is correct by ground
computation, so anything you read on your gage
291:26:04 C Okay.
291:26:06 CC Okay. I've got a couple of changes to your
flight plan now. 301:29:12: that will be a
fuel cell purge after awakening, and this will
be at Grand Turk, Revolution Number 189.
291:26:30 CC 301:30:00: BIO MED Recorder Number 2 to the
OFF position. That's it.
291:26:40 C Roger.
291:26:42 CC Okay. Do you need anything now?
291:26:45 C No. Just a Fuel Section 1 is all.
291:26:48 CC Say again?
291:26:49 C Just a gocd Section 1.
291:26:52 CC Okay. Let's just hang in there. It will be
291:26:56 C Okay.
291:27:00 CC Okay. Will you take your BIO MED Tape Recorder
Number 2 and put it in the CONTINUOUS position?
291:27:05 C^ Roger.
291:27:08 CC Thank you.
291:27:32 CC Telling me they're going to give you music for
the next two hours on HF if you'd like it and
maybe longer. How'd you like it more than two
291:27:40 P We're going to start stowing tonight so I -
probably more than two hours would be good.
We're going to try and get everything packed
291:27:46 CC Say you want more or less?
291:27:48 P About three hours will be good.
291:27:50 CC Okay. Very good,
291:31:42 CC Can you hear that HF music?
291:31:46 C' No, we couldn't a minute ago. Try it again now.
291:31:53 CC I'm picking it up here. How are you doing?
291:31:57 C Can't hear a thing.
291:31:59 CC Oh, you'll get it as you come up over the States.
291:32:07 CC Okay. We'll see you in the morning, and we'll
be standing by for the rest of the pass.
291:32:17 CC And that HF will start coming out of the Hawaii
station on the next revolution, so you can
listen pretty well as you come up on this side
of the Pacific.
291:32:22 C Fine and dandy.
291:49:03 P Borman ...
291:49:05 P Borman dmping \irine.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
292:05:09 P Got you.
292:05:11 P What is it ...
292:05:13 CC 471.
292:05:16 P 071. Right?
292:05:18 CC Repeat again.
292:05:20 P We're GO at 207-1, ...
292:05:24 CC No. We're just saying that you get a good
night sleep tonight, then we'll talk to you.
292:05:29 P You're saying what?
292:05:31 CC We're saying get a good night's sleep and we'll
talk to you tomorrow.
292:05:34 P Good night.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
292:46:38 CC Gemini VII, CSQ.
292:46:41 C This is VII, ...
292:46:44 CC Roger. Have a systems status report on your
292:46:49 C Roger. Go ahead.
292:46:52 CC Section 1, performance is still excellent. That's
better than predicted for this time in flight.
... Spacecraft VII performance. The oxygen and
water ... membrane ... test at St. Louis for
deliberate and complete That indication
of degradation started at 500 completely-
normal . . . performance for the remaining time
of this flight. Do you copy?
292:47:/v5 C That's the best bedtime story we've heard.
292:47:48 CC Roger.
292:47:50 C Roger. Who wrote that?
292:49:17 CC We have you GO on the ground, Gemini VII. We're
292:49:21 C Roger. Thank you, CSQ.
292:49:36 C How's the weather down there, CSQ?
292:49:38 CC It's pretty rough right now and getting rougher.
292:49:42 CC Bouncing around a little?
292:49:44 C Yes, we're bouncing aroxand quite a bit,
292:49:48 CC About 40-45 mile-per-hour wind.
292:49:56 CC Roger.
301:29:10 CC Houston.
301:29:15 P Go ahead, Houston.
301:29:17 CC Good morning, Gemini VII. BLUE TEAM wishes you
good morning. I have a purge procedure for you.
301:29:23 P What was that again, Charlie?
301:29:25 CC I have a purge procedure for you.
301:29:27 P Roger,
301:29:29 CC Place - while I'm doing this I'd like to get
Fuel Cell Ha and ECS O2 readouts frcm you. The
procedure is Crossover onj normal purge Section
1, Request open-circuit voltage of Stack 2B.
301:30:01 P You're going to have to come in again, Houston,
You were cut out.
301:30:04 CC Roger. Place your Crossover on; normal purge
301:30:21 P Say again.
301:30:22 CC Request open-circuit voltage. Stack 2B.
301:30:28 P Got everything except the last part. Open-
circuit voltage. Stack 2B?
301:30:31 CC That's affirm - let me start over. Crossover
on - first item. Crossover on; normal purge
Section 1. Request open-circuit voltage.
301:31:02 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you read?
301:31:05 C The normal purge Section 1; open-circuit voltage
at 2B, Is that correct?
301:31:10 CC That's affirmative.
301:31:13 P One purge coming up.
301:31:16 CC Request that you place your Fuel Cell Control
Number 2 circuit breaker on.
301:31:29 P Roger. Will do after the purge of the first
301:31:31 CC Okay. Good. In the meantime, can you give me
some Fuel Cell H2 readouts?
301:31:43 C Roger, Charlie. H2 reads 35 percent, 505 pounds
301:31:54 CC Cryogenic Gaging svfitch to ECS O2.
301:32:14 CC Gemini VII, may we have an ECS O2 readout?
301:32:20 C Roger. At 840 pounds, at about 40 percent.
301:32:28 CC Roger. Replace switch in FUEL CELL O2 position.
301:32:34 C Roger.
301:33:06 P Houston, VII.
301:33:08 CC Go ahead, VII-
301:33:11 P Why do you want the Fuel Cell Control Number 2
circuit breaker on if we do not plan to p\u*ge
301:33:18 CC We plan to purge Section 2 with Stack 2A and
Stack 2C switches off, so we'll be purging
Stack 2B only.
301:33:28 P Roger. Understand. 2B open circuit is above
301:33:33 CC Understand. Open circuit 32 volts on 2B. Then
perform a normal purge of Section 2.
301:34:22 CC Noting that your Fuel Cell Control Number 2
circuit breaker is on, perform a normal purge
of Section 2.
301:34:30 P Roger. Doing that at this time.
301:34:32 CC Roger, That's with open circuit.
301:34:35 P Roger. ... is on.
301:35:49 CC Gemini VII. At the completion of this purge, I
have a short flight plan update to give you.
301:35:54 P Roger, Houston.
301:36:17 P Go ahead with flight plan update, Houston.
Roger. Title Node: Time, 302:53:36; Rev 189;
128 degrees west; right ascension, 0? hours 34
minutes 59 seconds. Flight plan time line
update: change 302:00:CX) to 302:15:00.
Correction, change that to 302:10:00.
Request - getting back to the purge now, I'd
like to request the open-circtiit voltage of
Roger. Purge is conqplete. Open-circuit voltage
of Stack 2B is above 32 volts, off-scale.
Leave 2B on the line \mtil Carnarvon. Current
may be low due to the loop temperature. We'd
like to have the Section 1 Power switch on.
That's the Section 2 Power switch on.
Putting Section 2 Power switch on at this time.
Roger. Then place your Fuel Cell Control Number
2 circuit breaker off,
Roger. Control Circuit Breaker Number 2 going
And Crossover off.
Roger. The Crossover is off.
That completes the purge procedure. I'll
continue with the flight plan. Time:
303:07:10; GO/NO-GO at Bermuda. Both temperature
probes should be inserted at 302:55:00 for a
crew status report on the Command Pilot at
Canaveral at time 303:04:00. At 303:18:10:
PLA update. Item S-5: 303:26:00; Sequence 06;
Mode 01; pitch 90 degrees down, yaw 0 degrees.
That completes the flight plan update.
Roger. One question, Houston. Did you say both
temperature probes or just oral temperatxire probes
That's both oral temperature probes.
Understand. Both, Roger,
301:44:22 CC Gemini VII, Canary. How do you read? Over.
301:44:25 C Loud and clear, Canary.
301:44:26 CC Roger. A perfect good morning to you.
301:44:28 C Good morning to you.
301:44:30 CC Roger. You should be reading about 3 amps on
2B. \ihat do you get?
301:44:34 C 3 amps on 2B.
301:44:36 CC Roger, Everything is coming along just fine.
301:44:38 C Very good.
301:45:24 CC VII, Canary. You can turn your Quantity Read
switch off if you like.
301:45:32 C Roger. It's off.
301:45:34 CC Roger.
302:09:44 P About 3:02, we took some film of North Africa
and some unusual cloud formations over the area.
This is moving Film Magazine Number 8, at ...
Magazine 8, took some pictures with the l6mm
of the . . . Great Coral Reef - series of circtilar
coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. That was at
302:12, along with dumping urine at 302:22,
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP
Hi, Tom. Gemini VII.
Roger. Good morning from
Have a flight plan update for you.
Roger. Time: 303:54:06; Remarks, crew's
status report at Carnarvon. Time: 304:32:12;
shirt-sleeve evaluation - and I have a pro-
cedure on that for a little later on. Time:
304:38:39; purge fuel cells at the Cape. Title,
S-fi/D-13 - yes, that's it, S-8/D-13: that's
Time, 304: 54: 00; Sequence 04; do over Canaries
and Kano. Do you copy?
Roger. Understand. S-8/D-13: Sequence 04; do
over Canaries €ind Kano.
Roger. Got a whole lot more here. Time:
306:00:00; BIO MED Recorder Number 1 to
CONTINUOUS; MSC-4: Time, 306:11:39; Sequence 01;
Mode 01; pitch 25 degrees down, yaw 41 degrees
left; switch to Mode 03 if beacon is successfully
acquired. Time: 306:20:00; begin exercise and
eat period. Title, MSC-4: Time, 307:35:36;
Seq - I'll say again on that. That's 307:35:36;
Sequence 06; Mode 01; pitch 30 degrees dovm,
yaw 24 degrees right; switch to Mode 03 if
beacon is successfully acquired. Are you
copying me okay?
Okay. S-8/D-13: 307:48:37; Sequence 02; pitch
30 degrees down, yaw 1 degree right; time of
closest approach is 307:49:57. At Time
308:00:00, BIO MED Recorder Number 1 off.
Title, MSC-4: 308:12:30; Sequence 08; Mode 01;
pitch 30 degrees down, yaw 6 degrees left;
switch to Mode 03 if beacon is successfully
acquired. Last item: Time, 308:41:41; purge
fuel cells at Carnarvon. Do you copy?
Roger. We have it all. Thank you.
Roger. And this pass you should be coming
directly over Carnarvon. During attitude,
would you take a check and see if you can see us?
302:23:42 P Roger.
302:23:43 P We're over Australia, right now.
302:23:47 C Roger.
302:23:54 P Yes. There's Shark's Bay.
302:23:59 CC Okay, Gemini VII. I have your shirt-sleeve
environment evaluation information vrtienever
you're ready to copy that.
302:24:07 C Roger. Go ahead.
302:24:06 CC All right. Item Number 1 is Pilot: connect
avilt nozzles together with interconnect.
302:24:19 C Would you tell them we don't have interconnects
302:24:21 CC Roger. Stand by.
302:24:43 CC ... They're going to rework that, and they'll
give you the information later.
302:24:4S C Thank you.
302:24:49 CC Roger. Now that's all we have for you this
pass. We're standing by. You're looking good
on the ground.
302:24:54 C Very good.
302:24:58 P Australia, you're beautiful in the daylight!
302:25:01 CC Hey, mighty fine! I guess it's been a long time
since anybody up there has seen Australia in
302:25:11 P Roger.
302:25:21 CC Roger. We also noted that you turned 2A on and
off. Is that correct?
302:25:29 C ... did you turn low?
302:25:30 P Negative. Fuel Cell 2A has never been touched.
302:25:33 CC Roger. Thank you.
302:25:35 C You can tell the people in Perth to turn out
their lights now.
302:25:38 CC Right.
302:25:56 P Sounded like a bunch of garbage they handed us.
... fuel calculation.
302:26:08 P"^ Pardon me.
302:26:42 P Use that maneuver thruster for aft ... control.
302 : 28 : 42 C I wonder how much . . .
302:28:45 P Yes.
302:29:04 P Yes, tell them we'll ...
302:29:48 P Shoot! That thing did leak in again. Dam it!
I'd better get this thing fixed ...
302:30:44 F Okay. You all set to go to breakfast?
302:30:49 C ... Right now.
302:30:54 P Okay, I'll work ... before you do that, I'll
work out . ... before we do any . . , before we
start the approach.
302:31:04 C What?
302:31:06 P Before we do anything else, we'll work this
302:31:21 C What?
302:59:02 CC Gemini ?II, Guaymas CAP COM. If you copy, place
your T/M switch to REAL TIME and ACQ AID position.
Roger, We have.
Gemini VII, on your Command Pilot, your tempera-
ture is valid. The Pilot should leave the
thermometer in mouth a little longer aind keep
his mouth tightly closed.
You want a blood pressure on me, Guaymas?
Negative. They'll get that over the States.
I'd like an off the - prop quantity readout from
Read 7 percent.
Roger. Will you please stand by now for MCC
Gemini VII, Houston.
Roger, Houston. Read you loud and clear.
Roger, Understand that you don't have an inter-
connect. Our mistake. In lieu of that, I have
• ■ ■
I beg yo\ir pardon?
Do you want to get the . . , ?
That's right. But let us hold the blood pressure
until Carnarvon AOS, and request T/M sYdtch - COMMAND.
We'll give you a hack on the blood pressure,
I'd like to give you this procedure for the
shirt-sleeve environment evaluation.
We've got good temperatures on both Pilots.
Roger. Place the Pilot's S\iit Flow Valve OFF.
Place the red hose in Command Pilot's leg well.
Camaand Pilot, remain in previous configuration.
Air flow as desired, and the suit heat exchanger
as desired. Cabin Heat Exchanger FULL HOT.
Recirc Valve, 45 percent - 45 degrees.
Evaluate the cabin fan on and off. Record
Cabin Temperattire Test when com - scheduled:
Air Flow licver position. Loop Heat Exchanger
setting, any suggested comment. Tou might take
the same readings you took on the evaluations
Roger. We've already got that ten^jerature bulb
stowed away, way in the back. I'll see if we
can get it out.
Well, I would siiggest that you don't unstow too
Well, last night we were told to, h(M much we
had to stow to get ready, so we did.
Right. Well, we'll leave you some time in the
flight plan today for stowage. About an hour.
And we have some more time for review of your
303:04:23 CC If comfortable, you might keep this configuration.
If not, return to the configuration that you had
303:04:29 C Well, we're perfectly comfortable the way we are.
303:04:36 CC I see, Frank. They wanted to get an evaluation
of your cranfort level with this configuration,
as opposed to the one that you had yesterday.
303:04:44 C Roger. I know. We'll try it. But I'm just
saying, we're very happy and pleasant the way
we are, but we'll try your approach.
303:04:51 CC Roger. Thank you, Frank.
303:04:58 CC In passing, Frank, I might note that today is
the first - the 62nd anniversary of the first
flight. I'm passing you over to Surgeon now.
303:05:10 CC Gemini VII, blood pressure coming up,
303:05:16 C Roger. Blood pressure.
303:05:31 CC Your cuff is full-scale, Frank.
303:05:33 C Roger.
303:05:46 CC While that's bleeding down, Gemini VII, give
me your sleep report, please.
303:05:49 P Roger. I slept about 5 hours very well last
night. Doctor ... and 5 hours rather inter-
303:05:58 CC That was the Pilot, 5 hours intermittently.
303:06:00 C Right.
303:06:02 CC Roger. Copy.
303:06:29 C Stand by for exercise.
303:06:49 C Coming down with blood pressure.
303:06:50 CC Roger, Gemini VII.
303:07:12 CC Full-scale.
303:07:13 C Roger.
303:07:46 CC Gut off that diastolic pressure on the pre-
exercise blood pressure, but it's no problem,
Frank. We'll carry on through this one.
303:07:53 C Roger,
303:08:00 CC Don't unpliig it until I advise, thou^.
303:08:05 CC Coming through very nicely. Condng nicely now.
303:08:15 CC Have you had any trouble with your links, Gem -
with your lips, Gemini VII?
303:08:19 C Negative. They're pretty good.
303:08:26 C Jim's beginning to look like Santa Glaus though.
303:08:30 CC Well, let him keep it on then when he gets back,
303:08:39 CC Roger. We have a good blood pressure, Gemini VII.
Now stand by for your food and water report.
303:08:49 C Roger. Command Pilot - water, 1093 ounces. 2
meals last ni^t: Day 13, Meal B. Esasuse me -
last night it was Day 10, Meal C. We haven't
had breakfast yet.
303:09:10 CC Do you know yet what you're going to eat for
303:09:14 C Stand by. We'll give it to you right now.
303:09:16 CC Roger. And if you don't eat it all, advise me
303:09:23 C For Pilot, is 845 ounces; and last ni^t it was
the same meal: Day 10, Meal C.
303:09:31 CC Did you eat them all?
303:09:37 CC Did you eat the >diole meal last night, Gemini VII?
303:09:45 CC Roger. I have a gun count - while you're
looking up thi s morning ' s meal .
303:09:51 C One correcticn, 0446.
303:10:02 CC Did you say 0446 on the gun?
303:10:17 C Yes, 04460, ...
303:10:19 CC Roger. Copy the last 0.
303:10:23 P Houston, we're going to have for breakfast this
morning - Day 11, Meal A.
303:10:27 CC Roger. 11, Meal A.
303:10:30 CC And how are your skins?
303:10:34 C We're in pretty good shape.
303:10:36 CC Very good. You might use the wipes that are in
the meal packs - and do you have any difficulty
with your throats?
303:10:43 C No. A little harsh. Not bad.
303:10:46 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Back to CAP Cm.
303:10:56 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
303:10:58 C Go ahead.
303:10:59 CC Roger. Have you been using your yaw-left
303:11:02 C Negative. We're instructed to - yaw left? Yes.
303:11:05 CC Roger. Did you perform on your S-5?
303:11:10 C Negative.
303:11:13 CC Have you noticed any degradation in the per-
formance of your yaw-left thrusters?
303:11:16 C Negative.
303:11:19 CC Roger. Request you pump your H2 tank pressure
303:11:25 C Roger.
303:11:26 CC And we're standing by for yowr GO/NO-GO readout.
303:11:29 C Stand by. Coming up.
303:11:32 P GO/NO-GO readout. Main battery okay, holding
its usual 22.5. Fuel Stack readouts: lA, 5-5
amps; IB, 6; IC, 5; 2B, 3.5. Main bus voltage
was 25.5. RCS-A: 2900; 35 on the temp.
RCS-B: 3OOO; 85 on the temp. Left Secondary
O2, 5400; Right Secondary O2, 5300.
303:12:14 CC Roger. Copy.
303:12:17 C Charlie, if you knock off the ... machine we'll
run all these experiments today.
303:12:21 CC Roger. Just see vdiat you can get, Frank, and
BLUE TEAM is happy to give you the GO for the
303:12:28 C Okay, fine. But on this experiment, though,
we'll have to be awful careful with the fuel.
303:12:34 CC I agree with that 100 percent, Frank.
303:12:36 C Okay.
303:12:39 CC We're giving you a Tr for 207-1.
303:12:42 C Very good.
303:12:50 CC We've got no map. We're trying again,
303:12:54 C Roger.
303:12:59 C We got it that time.
303:13:02 CC Roger.
303:13:32 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Did you copy that today is
the 62nd anniversary of the first powered flight?
303:13:39 C Roger. ... now.
303:13:42 CC We've come a long way, right?
303:13:45 C Roger.
303:20:04 CC Gemini VII, Canary.
303:20:06 C Go ahead, Canary.
303:20:07 CC Roger. I have a PLA update for you.
303:20:12 C Just a minute.
303:20:13 CC Okay.
303:20:25 C Go ahead.
303:20:26 CC Okay. 192-1: 305:53:11; 193-4: 308:46:23;
194-4: 310:21:51; 195-4: 311:57:13; 196-Bravo:
313:28:41; 197-Brsvo: 315:05:18; 198-Bravo:
316:42:27; RET 400K; 21 plus 20 for all areas;
and the weather is good in our area.
303:22:04 C Thank you, Canary.
303:22:06 CC You're welcome.
303:22:28 CC VII, Canary.
303:22:30 C Go ahead.
303:22:32 CC Roger. Do you have jo\ar Fuel Cell Heater switch
in the ON position?
303:22:36 C Yes. Yes there, Canary. And I've been holding
it there ever since they told me to.
303:22:41 CC Okay. Very good. And we'd also like to know
how much of high-speed black-and^<hito film you
303:22:51 C Same as we gave on the film report last night.
Okay. Thank you.
Tell the Pipeliner to take it easy, will you?
One guy is holding the hydrogen bottle on, the
other is trying to get the cameras out, and the
third guy is copying down PLA.
. . . understand .
Roger. They are supposed to do a little of the
shifting down there instead of leaving it all to
We'll pass that along for you.
We'll work this darkness.
... Hack. ... 06, 01, and 303:26. Hack.
You can go AUTO on the Heater switch. AUTO on
the Hydrogen Heater switch.
Thank you. How's the ...?
Awful foggy area. Hack. Hack. ...
303:27:53 C Hack.
303:28:05 C Hack. ...
303:28:25 C Hack, Jim! Straight down, if you can get it
that way. I guess . . .
303:28:53 P Yes, we're - we're -
C Yes, I'm pitching down now.
P Some of the sequences will not be quite as high.
P May be ...
C Boy, your window sure looks . . .
P I know.
C You want to give it to me over here? I got
some pitch and it's ...
C Give me ...
C Pitch it up some, Jim.
C Give me pitch up . . .
P I am.
I 'm trying to get the . . , down to the right .
. . . vrLndows * . .
Did you get any ...
... How's that?
. . . Give her too nnich of a yaw left and then
we're going to have to aft. We're going to
have to have ...
Okay. We're in the clouds now^ ... pictures.
I believe we're over Arabia at this present
time. We're taking moving films of one-frame-
per-second, fl6, and also some Hasselblad and
Frame 39, Magazine B.
. . . Frame 39, Magazine B, of Saudi Arabia, and
some of the cloud formations of the coastline.
On the food packages, the velcro-pads are not
big enough to do any good at all.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCH. We have a valid
tanperature. Would you bring your blood
Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon. Tour cuff is
Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure.
We're standing by for your exercise.
303:55:15 P MARK.
303:55:45 CC Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale.
303:56:36 CC Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. In
our proceedings, we would like you to help us
with a - Houston's records disclose that Meal C
of Day 10 that was reported eaten for supper
last night, had been eaten previously. Have
you readily available information on that,
303:57:00 P Stand by. We'll check it.
303:57:12 P Go ahead with your other questions while we're
looking up this one.
303:57:16 CC Do you have a report on your columns?
303:57:20 P Roger. I'll get you that too.
303:57:22 CC Thank you.
303:57:24 P Column 5 for the Pilot was 32. Column 6, 7.
303:57:29 CC Roger.
303:57:41 P Column 5 for the Command Pilot is 32. And
for Column 6 is also ?.
303:57:47 CC Thank you..,
303:57:49 p As I understand it. Day 10, Meal C had been
previously reported. Is that correct?
303:57:53 CC That's affirmative.
303:57:58 P Roger. We have it here too at 221 hours. We
must have made a mistake. I wish we could go
back and check on it. I think this bag is still
in the cockpit. We'll check it and report
later on what the meal was,
303:58:11 CC Roger. Thanks a lot, Gemini VII. Surgeon out.
303:58:27 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COH. Everything
looks real good from here on you.
303:58:33 C Thank you, Carnarvon,
303:58:37 C ... good.
303:58:49 CC Roger. Say again, VII.
303:58:54 C I said very good.
303:58:55 CC Oh! Mighty fine!
304:32:14 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM. Place your T/M
switch to REAL TIME and ACQ-AID position.
304:32:23 CC Roger. We have it. Place your Adapter C-Band
304:34:2? CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:34:36 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:35:06 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:35:08 C Go ahead, Houston.
304:35:09 CC Hello again.
304:35:12 CC I'd like to find out how much high-speed black-
euid-white film you have on-board.
304:35:19 C Houston - we gave you that last night, Charlie.
Did you copy last night? Turn the switch up, we
have no . . .
304:35:24 CC Negative. That's okay. We'll say that it's the
same. I have a purge procedure for you.
304:35:30 C It's 13 exposures, Charlie.
304:35:32 CC Thirteen. Thank you.
304:35:37 CC I have a purge procedure for you.
304:35:39 C Just a minute. We're making another one of
those cabin survey - temperature survey . . .
304:35:43 CC Okay.
304:35:47 CC We'll be standing by for your Mark to start.
304:35:51 C Okay. It's the quality and evaluation.
304:36:00 C We've got the red hose in my leg well and Jim
is closing it off. But the cabin temperature's
about the same this morning, but he notices a
little lack of circulation.
304:36:11 CC Gemini VII. Understand.
304:36:12 C We've taken measxirements . We've drawn pictures.
We've got quality and descriptions. I hope
we're getting everything they want now. We've
been doing it for about 4 days so I think we've
got it covered,
304:36:22 CC I'm sure you have, Frank. Thank you.
304:36:26 CC We have short flight plan update and this purge
procedure. And we'd like to have some qualita-
tive evaluations of what you think you can do
in the experiments today. I'd like to start
off with the purge procedure, when it's
convenient for you.
304:36:39 P Go ahead.
304:36:40 C Jim's ready.
304:36:41 CC Okay. Place Crossover on and start a normal
purge of Section 1.
304:36:48 P Roger,
304:36:51 CC Place your T/M switch to C(»(MAND.
304:36:56 P T/M COMMAND. Going Crossover on and normal
purge Section 1.
304:37:00 CC And C-Band Adapter switch to COMMAND.
304:37:05 P C-Band Adapter, CCMMAND.
304:37:10 CC Cryogenic Gaging switch to ECS O2.
304:37:25 CC Cryogenic Gaging to FUEL CELL O2.
304:37:39 CC Cryogenic Gaging switch to OFF.
304:38:03 C Charlie, the doctors are wondering about us
eating Meal C twice. ... I think that we did
have Meal C, Day 10 last night and the other
one nnist have been long gone. We can, I think,
determine it by checking back on the other
Meal C's we've eaten. Some of these meals are
logged on the tape that surrounds them and it
gets lost after we take them off.
304:38:35 CC Roger. That's okay.
304:38:53 C Flight, do you want to go ahead? I can copy now.
304:38:56 CC Okay. I'll give you your flight plan update.
They're all deletions, Frank. For cloud cover
and equipment failure. First -
304:39:24 CC - Time: 307:48:37j delete the cloud cover.
304:39:29 C Charlie, you're coming in very weak.
304:39:32 CC Roger. The second item is an S-8/D-13 at
307:48:37; delete, please. And place Fuel Cell
Control Number 2 circuit breaker on.
304:39:48 P Roger.
304:39:52 CC Request normal purge of Section 2.
304:39:56 P Normal purge. Section 2. Roger.
304:40:00 CC Third item in the flight plan update is MSC-4
at 308:12:30; delete for equipment failure.
304:40:16 C Charlie, we can't read you.
304:40:19 CC Roger. Do you read now, Frank?
304:40:21 C Negative. Just barely. They did some switching
and now you're coming in very, very weak.
304:40:41 CC Gemini VII> Houston. How do you read now?
304:40:43 C Clear now. Go ahead.
304:40:45 CC Roger. Did you get the second and third items
of the flight plan update?
304:40:49 C No. I didn't even get the first one.
304:40:51 CC Roger. The first item is the MSC-4 at 306:11:39.
304:40:58 C You cut out again, Charlie. Say again, please.
304:U:01 CC 306:11:39: MSC-4. Delete.
304:41:11 C Is that because of clouds?
304:41:12 CC That's affirmative. Second item S-8/D-13 at
307:48:37; same problem,
304:41:27 C Roger.
304:41:28 CC Third deletion is MSC-4 at 308:12:30; this is
304:41:40 C Understand. Equipment failure.
304:41:43 CC As a general remark to the experiments, Frank,
we only - we'll attempt to provide you with the
information. You're the beat judge of \Aether
you can do it or not. We do feel, however,
that of primary importance is the D-4/D-7 Sun
Measurement and the S-8/D-13 Window Measurement .
304:42:01 C Okay.
304:42:04 CC If you think there are other experiments of
another nature that you feel you could do,
we'd be happy to know about it and work up
information for you in this line.
304:42:13 C The only thing we're short on is OAMS fuel,
304:42:16 CC Okay. Thank you very much, Frank.
304:42:18 C Roger.
304:42:21 C Second section purge complete.
304:42:24 CC Roger.
304:42:31 CC Next item on the purge is Fuel Cell Control
Number 2 circuit breaker off,
304:42:39 P It's off.
304:42:40 CC Crossover off.
304:42:43 P Off.
304:42:44 CC And place the Voltmeter Select momentarily to
2A and 2C position, then back to C. Give
readouts on 2A and 2C.
304:42:57 CC We'd like those voltages.
304:42:59 P Roger. 2A and 2C are zero.
304:43:05 CC Understand. Have you been using any thruster
activity this morning?
304:43:12 P Roger.
304:43:17 CC How were your rates during the night?
304:43:19 C We went DCS through the night so he could get a
... - check the stars for Retro.
304:43:24 CC Roger.
304:43:50 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Could you give us an on-
board propellant quantity, please?
304:43:55 C Roger. Reading 7 percent.
304:43:58 CC Understand, 7 percent.
304:44:01 C Roger.
304:44:11 C Charlie, you said something about D-4/D-7 on
the sun. We don't have any of that here -
written dovm here.
304:44:16 CC That's right. That'll be ccaning up in the
afternoon update, Frank.
304:44:20 C Okay.
304:44:26 C Looks like D-4/D-7's coining out high on the hog,
304:44:29 CC Yes. That's been a real successful experiment.
304:44:34 C I vrish we could get MSC-4 going.
304:44:36 CC Yes, I know. That's been pretty frustrating,
304:44:42 CC Incidentally, Frank, a Navy Commander, J. R.
Hunt, sends his best congratulations. He had
previously held new vrorld endurance - world
endurance record for unrefueled flight of 264
hours and 14 minutes.
304:44:5S C Roger. Was that in a ...?
304:45:01 CC I beg your pardon.
304:45:13 CC Oh! That's affirmative, Frank. That was in a
light er-than-air craft.
304:45:17 C Roger.
304:45:35 CC Frank, this is Houston. We'd suggest that you
could start using up the rest of the film that
you've not yet used on-board.
304:45:43 C Roger. We've been trying to do that, Charlie.
We'll continue. We want to get it all used
before the day is up.
304:45:50 CC Very good.
304:45:55 CC The carrier's right tindemeath you now, Frank,
and Wally and Tom are just airborne.
30^:46:01 C Okay. It's cloudy out here now.
304:46:04 CC Is it?
304:46:12 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Do you think you can do
any tracking tests at all or would you prefer
to avoid them completely?
304:46:19 C Well, we can try. I'd certainly like to try.
The only thing I ' d like to know - just how much
fuel you think we ought to save for this final
... I'd like to save about 5 percent - 4 to 5
304:46:31 CC Roger. That's what we've been discussing and
we've arrived at the same figure.
304:46:36 C Very good.
304:46:47 C I'm sure we can do some tracking test, if we
set it up properly and do it all in pitch.
304:46:52 CC Roger, Frank. We'll work on that. Thank you
304:46:55 C Roger.
304:49:08 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:49:16 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:49:18 C Go ahead.
304:49:19 CC Surgeon would like to know if you've finished
your breakfast and have updated water data.
304:49:25 C Roger. We finished our breakfast, except Jim
didn't eat all his gingerbread and I only ate
two of them.
304:49:30 CC Roger. Do you have a water count, please?
304:49:33 G Roger. Stand by. We're looking it up.
304:49:41 CC We would like very much to get any of the
mlcrometeorite data that you could from the
dim-lights phenomena photographs.
304:49:49 C ... what, Charlie?
304:49:53 CC We would like to get any information available
from the dim-light photographs on the micro-
304:50:23 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
304:50:25 C Go ahead.
304:50:27 CC Referring to the dim-light phenomena in your
flight plan, we would like to get micrometeorite
304:50:34 C We've already made several counts of our entire
night passes on it,
304:50:3S CC Very fine. Very fine. Thank you very much.
304:50:41 G Go it lightly.
304:50:46 CC Do you have that water count, Frank?
304:50:48 P Roger. 845 oionces for the Pilot.
304:50:57 CC Do you have the gun count?
304:51:00 P 1108 ounces for the Command Pilot.
304:51:06 CC Roger. Do you have the gun count, please?
304:51:09 P 4514 is the gun count.
304:51:14 CC Thank you very much and good day.
304:51:16 P Adios.
304:52:17 C Okay, photometer on - -
304:52:18 P Okay, this is D-8/S-13?
304:52:19 C Right. Sequence 04.
304:52:20 P Sequence 04. Okay.
304:52:44 P ... millimeters dump.
304:52:48 C Okay. We're doing S-8/D-13, Sequence 04.
304:52:50 P Starting at 304:52:50, photometers mounted on
the bracket and its up full . . .
304:53:07 P CJee, it's ...
304:53:34 P I'm making a slow scan of the window; however,
I can not tell . . . normal reads, because I can
not get down there and look at it. Am I ready?
304:53:40 C Ready.
304:54:02 P I don't know if our delaying tapes are working.
304:54:07 C What is that?
304:54:10 P They can't receive them. I can't dump
information . ...
C ... supposed to receive . . . 3045 . . .
p That's right ...
c * * *
304:55:27 P Okay. Completed,
304:55:29 C Okay. Survey complete at 304:55; at 305:16
taking some high-contrast black-and-white
pictures of clouds, land, ...
304:55:38 P South America,
304:55:39 C ... Magazine F, Exposxare's 13.
305:18:53 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Voice check.
305:18:57 P This is VII. Read you loud and clear, Houston.
305:19:00 CC Reading you loud and clear. Houston standing by.
305:19:06 C We completed the S-8/D-13 Window Scanner. We
hope we got the telemetry,
305:19:11 CC Real fine. Thank you.
305:19:14 C You want to check on it?
305:19:16 CC Wilco.
305:20:30 CC Gemini VII, Houston, We'll have a report on
that T/M as soon as we csm get it.
305:20:34 C Thank you.
305:21:47 P At 305:21, with high-contrast film, chased some
clouds over the Atlantic Ocean between South
America and Africa. High-contrast
305:31:35 cc Gemini VII, this is Carnarvon. You're looking
good on the ground. We have nothing for you.
We'll be standing by.
305:31:39 C Thank you, Carnarvon.
305:33:22 C You mean Frame Number is 13. At 305:32, took
picture of a small island out in the Atlantic,
possibly Ascension, using Magazine F, Exposure
305:35:55 P Two photos taken of twilight using high-speed
black-and-white film. They were taken at
305:35, Magazine J, Exposvires 28 and 29 - 27,
28 and 29. They were taken wide-open in 1/4
305:36:49 P M-28 ... They were two twilight photos ... film
were taken at 1/4 second, an M-28. What was
your ... time?
305:47:42 C Now that we're in the fourteenth - thirteenth
day here, and we observed the night sky without
a moon, we both agree that there are many more
stars visible from space than there are from a
high-flying airplane. We were deceived the
first few days of the flight because of the
bright moon. ... moon does not have the definite
banding ... a little lighter . . .
We found out that on moonless nights the best
horizon to use for sextant sightings is probably
the upper airglow layer; whereas, on full^noon
nights the best horizon is the earth itself, or
the upper cloud layer. At 305:51, noticed a
metebroid in the atmosphere below us. I was
the first one to sight that.
Cloud horizon varies ...
Yes, yes! He stands through the airglow.
At 306:27, starting l-frame-per-second shots
of area designated to be photographed and it
looks too cloudy for ... photograph, but we're
covering it with l6inm film on Magazine 8, 1
frame per second; fll at 200.
Roger. Gemini VII, would you turn yoirr BIO MED
Recorder Number 1 on to CONTINUOUS, please?
Roger. We're just doing that now.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything looking
good here on the ground. We'll be standing by
if you need us,
Roger, Guaymas, VII here.
306:10:15 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
306:10:25 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
306:10:26 C< Hi there, Houston! How are you this morning?
306:10:29 CC Just fine. You sound very cheerful.
306:10:31 C Did you sleep well last night?
306:10:34 CC Tes, I drank enough water, too.
306:10:38 C Okay. Let's check.
306:10:40 CC How about you?
306:10:42 C Very good.
306:10:46 CC Have an excellent weather report for you in
207-1. Looking real good. Just couldn't be
better. They had - same thing today - or
yesterday rather, for Gemini VI,
306:11:00 C Very good.
306:11:02 p ... waves were about 5 feet high for Frank.
306:11:09 CC I'd like to find out if you feel your stowage
is going to be nominal for Retrofire. We were
trying to pin that down as accurately as we can.
306:11:19 C Yes. I think we read through them last night
and it will be nominal for Retrofire.
306:11:24 CC Roger. And has anyone asked you how much time
you feel we should allow you for completing
306:11:32 C I think we can do it all in an hour, Elliot,
306:11:36 CC Okay. We'll give you a lot more than that.
We're just trying to make sure. I'd like to
check with you on this shirt-sleeve environment
evaluation - make sure you completely understand
that. If you have the three sets of readings
of yesterday, we copied down the first set from
you but we did not get the other two sets.
Roger. We've got a vhole - about 15 pages and
a blank book here on cabin temperature surveys.
Very good. And you xmderstand we want the same
sets of readings taken today with this cOTifigura-
tion you have now?
It's 30-some minutes.
We evaluated the temps hose off and the two red
hoses in my foot well - at 30-some minutes this
morning, and then read the cabin fan, noted
circulation, and we've drawn pictures. I think
we have it pretty well covered.
Okay. Does that mean then that you have gone
back to your previous configurations?
Did you go back because you did not find this
other one comfortable or because you just didn't
want to fool with it any more?
We went back for three reasons. One is: it
drapes the . . . hose right over the switches and
the hand controller; the second is: running
the cabin fan really pumps up the amps; and the
third is : we were very comfortable the way we
were so we ran it for 30 minutes the other way
and it slowed down our impressions and we went
back to the way we were.
Okay. Did you take some readings with this
other configuration, also?
We have several readings from the other
Okay. That sounds very con^lete.
306:13:16 C Strangely enough, with both hoses in ngr side
the temperature didn't vary much; the only
thing Jim noticed vrais a little stuffiness - not
quite as much insulated, but temperature was
about the same.
306:13:29 CC Roger. I have a brief flight plan update here
when you're ready to copy.
306:13:36 C Roger. We're getting out the book.
306:13:48 P Go ahead, please.
306:13:51 CC S-5: 306:47:46; Mode 02; pitch 33 degrees
down, yaw 90 degrees right. S-5: 308:23:25;
Mode 02; pitch 34 degrees down, yaw 90 degrees
left. On the - did you copy that all right?
306:14:30 P Roger, Elliot.
306:14:31 CC Okay. Let me explain this now. These are both
trying to get essentially the same picture.
It ' s Kalahari desert area in Africa and neither
of these revolutions is very good for this
picture. They essentially just straddle it -
It's probably not going to be too good a
picture, but we're just trying to get the best
we can and you'll essentially have a choice of
these two. In other words, if you get it
successfully on the first one, then you can
skip the second one, or vice versa. So,
essentially, we're after one good picture or
at least as good as you can get it, even though
this one's marginal. And considering that we'd
like you to take the fuel required into con-
sideration also, and not try to expend very
much fuel on this. If the first try's difficult
to get from a fuel standpoint, then wait for
the second one.
306:15:28 C Roger. We're still reading 7 percent on the
fuel cell. We'll probably go ahead.
306:15:41 CC On the reentry yesterday, we planned to get
some more briefing for you on this later today,
but we'll just tell you something about it
right now. Wally had a very good mark on his
downrange and it looks like he was extremely
close on it. Crossrange - still seems to be
some question about it. He was following the
needle and it was telling him to go to the
right, and he ended up to the right. We're
trying to pin that down a little bit better.
We're going to give you some more briefing on
anything he might have to pass on to you from
that. Also, though, I'd like to say that as
soon as you ccane out of blackout - in other
words - when you finish your reentry steering -
guidance steering - we want you to tell us vh&t -
how you ended up; what it looks like to you, as
far as to how you're going to land; that is,
downrange and crossrange. That'll help us
know, in the recovery efforts, how to try to
get to you as quickly as possible.
How far off from the carrier were Wally and Tom?
They were 2 miles long and 11 miles to the right.
Okay. Fine. There's lots riding on that!
I say I have to get the accurate figures
because we have a lot riding on that.
Okay. We3J., we're trying to pin it down better
ourselves and understand it better. Also, we
just are having difficulty understanding this
Tried to look for you again this morning, but
it was overcast so we haven't had a chance to
see you yet.
Roger, Not many more chances.
Yes, just one more.
Good morning, Gemini VII.
306:17:45 C Good morning, Mr. Kraft.
306:17:47 CC Fuel cell performances are still excellent.
306:17:50 P It looks good from here too.
306:17:52 C Jim and I were just talking last night and in
all the briefing and everything we had on the
fuel cell before the fli^t, the cardinal rule
was never purge with the Delta-P light on.
306:18:02 CC Roger.
306:18:04 C But your auxiliary has done real well.
306:18:14 CC Talked to Marilyn and Sue last ni^t. They're
in good shape.
306:18:18 C Say again.
306:18:20 CC Talked to Marilyn and Sue last night. They're
in good shape.
306:18:25 C Is Marilyn - still - expecting?
306:18:31 CC Affirmative. You'll be the first to know if
306:18:41 CC Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. She said to tell
you that we had a little bit of a scare the
other night but didn't amoimt to anything.
She's sorry she couldn't deliver.
306:18:54 P Well, that's the way it goes.
306:19:06 CC VII, I have another flight plan update, just
came in here.
306:19:09 C Okay. Stand by.
306:19:18 C Go ahead.
306:19:20 CC Dim-Lights: 308:35:15; Sequence 03; Mode 01;
post-sunset. Dim-Lights: 308:40:00; Sequence
02; clouds, no moon, Dim-Lights: 308:50:00;
Sequence 03 j Mode 03; south horizon, - use 120
seconds ejqposxire in place of 10 seconds. Dim-
Lights: 309:05:00; Sequence 03,
306:20:29 C Elliot, we can't read you.
306:20:33 C We can't read you at all.
306:20:34 CC Where did you lose me?
306:20:36 C We haven't even gotten started with you.
306:20:40 CC Roger. How do you read me now?
306:20:41 C Loud and clear, now.
306:20:43 CC Okay. Let's try again. Dim-Lights:
308:35:15 - you reading okay?
306:20:53 C Roger. Loud and clear.
306:20:55 CC Sequence 03; Mode 01; post-sunset. Dim-Lights:
308:40:00; Sequence 02; Mode - correction, no
mode on that; clouds, no moon. Dim-Lights:
308:50:00; Sequence 03; Mode 03; south horizon,
use 120 seconds exposure instead of 10 seconds.
Dim-Lights: 309:05:00; Sequence 03; Mode 05;
pre-s\mrise start time is 3 minutes prior to
siinrise and have a general comment: do not go
beyond 40 frames total on high-speed black-and-
white. Do you copy?
306: 22: 16 C Roger, Elliot, but I don't think we're going to
have the fuel to do all that.
306:22:19 CC Okay. That's up - just play it accordingly -
with your fuel cutoff that we've given you,
306:22:25 C Okay, fine. It's right - and it's bounding
between 6 and 7 percent and we know there's an
inaccuracy - big one. However, we elected to
keep using it.
306:22:38 CC Roger.
306:23:05 CC Gemini VII, this is Houston. We'd like to con-
cur or confirm with you that 70U have a cutoff
figure for today of 5 percent.
306:23:15 C That's right, 5 percent, and right now we're
about 6 or 7.
306:23:18 CC Roger.
306:23:29 CC Gemini VII, this is Surgeon. Frank, do you have
any lotion remaining?
306:23:34 G Any lotion?
306:23:35 CC Roger.
306:23:36 C We have some but we sure don't need it. Jack.
We are as greasy as can be.
306:23:41 CC Wonderful I Have you had any ear plugging at
all with the oxygen?
306:23:46 C Roger. When we sleep and you wake up, it - you
have to clear your ears just the same as when
you fly on the ground, I was surprised at this.
I didn't think we would notice that after 13
or 14 days.
306:23:56 CC Roger. Frank, you might consider reentry
tomorrow morning. You guys think about it
today with your sleep and evaluate your own
fatigue state so we can get a reading on it
early tomorrow morning, and think about i^ether
you're going to want to do anything with this
Dexadrine or not.
306:24:15 C I don't know if I can stand any of the ... you
give in one of those pills.
306:24:20 CC That's the spirit! We haven't got any "caLners"
306:24:29 C Did Pete take one?
306:24:32 CC You say, did Pete? Affirmative.
306:24:35 C I guess if he can hack it, then anybody can.
Sounded like he was ready to jump out of the
Listen, I'll tell you, we both are ready to
jump out of this cockpit.
Roger, that. - -
. . . the formalities going aboard ship now.
Just get him to tell you how to fly a Roger
A Roger Pass?
Where do we catch Niunber 3 wire?
There you go I
« * •
Yes, we've got plenty.
... at night .
• • *
It ' s at night .
The laser pass? Hey, we might pick it up now:
First time I heard them in the daylight.
Okay. ... Baker coming out on the letter.
Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
Loud and clear, Houston.
306:50:56 CC Roger, Have a slight update on your MSC-4 time.
You ready to copy?
306:51:04 C One minute.
306:51:11 C Go ahead, please.
306:51:14 CC The time is 307:34:30. Do you copy?
306:51:23 C 307:34:30.
306:51:26 CC Roger. We are continuing to check the weather.
It is variable and changes rapidly, Hawaii CAP
COM tells us, so we're going to keep you posted
on it at Carnarvon and Canton, and then again in
Hawaii, and we'll cancel you out at the last
minute if the weather goes bad; otherwise,
plan on it.
P Tell him we've got to start attitude control
306:51:49 C Okay. Thank you.
306:51:53 C We'll be all ready. We're glad to start
attitude control early and be ready for you
306:51:57 CC Roger, Frank.
306:52:20 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
306:52:26 C Hello, Houston.
306:52:30 CC We're considering asking you to set up this
alternate circulation - shirt-sleeve circulation
in the cabin for a longer period than 30
minutes. What do you think about that?
306:52:47 C I don't mind doing it. I don't want to use the
suit fan - the cabin fan any longer than that
P I could tell them ^rtiat the story is right now.
It ' s hotter over here . . .
Roger. Well, the evaluation just calls for
evaluation with the cabin fan on and off. That
does not mean you have to run it for a very,
very long time.
We'll do it if you want us to. We both feel
we have ample data now at 30 minutes. Jim says
he can tell you exactly what it feels like.
Okay. Well, we were wondering about this stag-
nation that Jim reported, whether that might
tend to clear up in another - in a little
longer time, or can you confirm that it would
definitely be that bad, or get worse?
Houston, when you put both the e^liaust hoses
over on one side and have the suit hoses up
above, the circulation goes to one side and
you get a stagnant area. The best way to
have circulation in the cockpit is to have an
exhaust hose on either side and that ' s how we
have it right now.
Do you think the cabin fan woiild improve that
situation, or really not particularly help?
You just have to have the exhaust on each side.
The cabin fan definitely improves that situation.
When we turn the fan on, we get a lot of circu-
lation on both sides. However, the fan uses
electricity and that's why we're reluctant to
Say again. The last sentence.
The fan helps considerably. However, it uses
up electricity; that's viiy we're reluctant to
Well, what have we got here? I think we've
got your favorite.
P ... I thought they were cheese sandvdches.
C • • *
P There really in the ...
P That's right ...
306:55:47 CC Good luck on the laser, guys.
306:55:50 C Okay, Elliot. Thanks a lot.
306:56: P Oh, no! No! No! 15 minutes is enough for
a ... control. All we do is pitch down and yaw
them the way we're supposed to.
306:57:03 GC Gemini VII, Houston.
306:57:08 C Go ahead.
306:57:09 CC We were trying to check on irtiat your main
battery voltages were on the GO/NO-GO this
morning. It's not recorded; it just says it's
okay. Do you remember what the voltages were,
or could you check them now?
306:57:22 C Roger. They are a little bit lower than before;
they were running around 22.5.
306:57:27 CC 22.5. Roger.
307:06:38 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
307:06:41 P Go ahead, Carnarvon. VII here.
307:06:43 CC Roger. The MSC-4 is NO-GO at this time at
Hawaii due to weather. Houston will update you
again over Canton. The weather keeps changing.
We have your T/^ on the ground. You're looking
real good. We'll be standing by.
307:07:02 P It's a shame to hear that, but we'll be
standing by for the word at Canton.
307:07:05 CC Roger.
307:07:22 CC Also, if you can be prepared for the MSC-4
Experiment this pass - you copy, VI - VII?
307:07:31 C Gro ahead, Carnarvon.
307:07:33 CC Koger. Be prepared for the MSC-4 in case the
307:07:40 C Roger.
307:08:27 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. We've just been advised
from Houston - they've checked the landing
point of GT-VI. It's 2 miles long and 12 miles
right and Flight advises that he thinks you're
going to have trouble collecting.
307:08:46 C No strain, tell Flight.
307:08:48 CC Roger.
307:12:57 CC GT-VII, Carnarvon.
307:13:01 C Go ahead, Carnarvon.
307:13:02 CC Okay. MSC-4 is NO-GO at Hawaii. It is
307:13:07 C Right. Thank you.
307:13:09 CC Roger.
307:28:39 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston.
307:28:Zt4 CC Read you loud and clear.
307:28:46 CC Roger. Unfortunately, the weather at Hawaii is
still bad. We're pretty well shot down after
this revolution. We'll continue to watch for
307:28:55 C Roger. Thank you.
307:29:37 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We're going to work on
the HF now or get some music going on the HF.
You should have it fairly soon.
307:29:46 C Roger.
307:32:04 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
307:32:06 C Come in, Hawaii.
307:32:07 CC How you doing?
307:32:08 C Fine. Understand it's raining down there.
307:32:10 CC Just like always.
307:32:14 C Too bad.
307:32:16 CC Okay. We're showing you GO down here. Just a
question. Did one of your Delta-P lights go out
between Carnarvon and here?
307:32:24 C Negative. They're both on.
307:32:25 CC Okay. Very good.
307:33:11 CC Wish you'd quit pouring water down on top of us.
307:33:15 C Can't stop dumping.
307:33:24 C One more day and you go back to sunny Houston.
307:33:30 CC Do I have to?
307:33:33 P That's what we figured.
307:33:44- CC Maybe I can play the routine - you know - a good
sailor never gets separated from his baggage.
Hear that music on HF?
I think they're playing that song for the
troops on the RKV.
307:35:10 P Right.
307:35:16 P CSQ had a rough go of it last night,
307:35:19 CC Yes, that little ship - she just bounces and bobs,
307:35:26 CC Could you see them >*hen you went over?
307:35:29 P No, we just talked to them.
307:35:31 CC Okay.
307:35:47 CC It looks like you're holding up real well down
here. We'll be standing by if you need us,
307:35:51 C Thank you.
307:44:19 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM. All systems look
good here on the ground. We'll be standing by
if you need us.
307:44:25 C Thank you.
307:46:24 CO Gemini VII, Houston.
307:46:27 P Go ahead, Houston.
307:46:29 CO Roger. This will be a UHF 6 pass.
Have a flight plan update when you're ready to
Node: 308:54:39; Rev 193; 139.6 degrees east;
right ascension, 7:26:45. D-4/D-7: 309:22:CX);
Sequence 432; Mode 02; do this over Texas, that
is, when we have acquisition. 309:39:00: begin
working on stowage; 310:03:00: cabin temp
survey; 310:44:00: crew status report on the
Command Pilot at Hawaii; 311:16:00: crew
status report on the Pilot at RKV. Do you copy?
We copy. We'd like to change one thing. Do
the cabin temp before we start the stowage
because the thermometer stows in the farthest
part of the spacecraft.
Roger. Cxo ahead and do that.
This stowage time is really just to get you
started on it. We realize there'll be a few
items that you'll have to finish up at a
Well, the center bracket on our stowage was
sprung during launch eind it's very difficult
to close it. We have to pry it and everything
else, so once we get it locked we don't want
to get back into it again.
MSC-2 and 3: 311:16:00; Sequence 03; correction,
that's Mode 03 or 04 whichever is easier, and
that will be done at the RKV. 312:17:00:
flight plan report. 312:50:00: fu«l cell purge
and PLA update at the RKV. Tx coming up.
313:10:00 BIO MED Recorder Number 2,
CONTINUOUS. 323:16:00: BIO MED Recorder
Number 2, OFF. 324:02:00: fuel cell purge at
Antigua. Do you copy?
Roger. We have all that.
Roger, Houston. We read.
We show your Section 1 Delta-P light out.
We confirm. It went out.
Can you give me some information on how you
want to power-up for the platform alinement
We'll be getting that to you. We haven't got
that ready yet, Gemini VII,
In the news today, there's quite a bit of
write-up on Gemini VI and VII. We think you're
pretty well up-to-date on that. One other item
on the news here I'd like to read you. It's a
quotation: "It's too late to mail early, so
please mail now. Reports from around the
country indicate the public is waiting longer
than it should to mail Christmas gifts and
greetings", signed Postmaster General Lawrence
I have a stack of stuff up here, but I can't
find a post office.
As a matter of fact, we're hoping to have films
shown here in the Center today, of the GT-VI
pictures that they took of you. We're really
looking forward to seeing those!
Check our retrorockets, will you?
Roger, VII, Copy that.
We hope we can't see them because the adapter
section, of course, will be in the way.
Yes, I know. I hope you can't see them either.
There have to be some fantastic shots, I'll
tell you that!
Well, that's the end ... we - you mean the
Oh, that's not right.
... Bob. No ... in any of the packages.
Quality control of the food area is poor.
307 : 53 , memo to Doc LeChan^js : last egg
bite meal, I hope, and boy are they poor!
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston,
Yesterday, during the recovery, they had live
television pictures of Gemini VI coming on the
carrier and they were relayed by a satellite;
really good pictures. Wally and Tom looked
very fresh and looked like they'd just been up
for a local flight in a T-38.
That's all they had been, for crying out loud!
A couple of short timers.
Are the doctors noticing any dropout in my T/M,
Elliot? I just found a connector off.
Stand by. No, they look real good.
It must be one of the EBG an^jlif iers . I won't
fool with it.
We're right over Pete's favorite island.
307:56:31 CC Roger that.
308:11:51 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
308:11:56 C Go ahead, Houston.
308:11:59 CC Have a flight plan update for you - one item.
308:12:04 C Wait a second.
308:12:11 C Go ahead.
308:12:13 CC S-8/D-13: 310:53:00; Sequence 04. This is a
repeat on your window scan, and the reason we
are doing it is because the data did not appear
to come out properly on the previous one, so we
want to try it again. We seemed to have gotten
essentially no signal the last time.
308:12:47 C Roger.
308:12:49 CC Regarding the various things we've given you
today, and the fuel status: you are probably
already aware of this, but just in case, we
want you to know that the dim-lights assignments
are of lower priority, eind if the fuel is
marginal they are vhat you should cut out.
308:13:09 C We shall take that into consideration.
308:13:12 CC And just one further message: regarding the
stack of stuff you said you have in the space-
craft, that you are ready to mail, we'd like
you to know that the post office won't accept
308:13:41 CC It's not only perishable, it's perished.
P Loveil dumping urine at 308:26,
P Ether? What's the matter? Getting sick?
308:42:04 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon.
308:42:07 P This is VII. Go,
308:42:08 CC Okay. You're scheduled for a normal fuel purge.
You can start it whenever you like.
308:42:16 P Roger. Starting now with the first section.
308:42:18 CC Roger.
308:42:33 P Our Delta-P light on the first section, by the
way, has come back on,
308:42:36 CC Roger. Copy.
308:42:46 CC That was prior to the purge, the Delta-P light
came on. That affirm?
308:42:54 P Roger, It went off shortly just past the
States and then it went on about - oh - about
10 minutes ago.
308:43:00 CC Roger, Copy.
308:47:11 P Purge complete, Carnarvon.
308:47:12 CC Roger. Can you position your Cryo switch to
the ECS O2, please?
308:47:18 F Roger.
308:47:40 CC Okay. Position to FUEL CELL O2, please.
308:47:45 P Roger.
308:48:02 CC Okay. FUEL CELL H2, please.
308:48:06 P H2.
308:A5:16 CC Okay. You can position it OFF. Okay, you're
looking real good down here on the ground.
This is the last pass for the afternoon, so
we'll be seeing you tomorrow, and we'll be
308:48:30 P Roger. Thank you, Carnarvon.
309:07:13 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
309:07:15 P Hi, Hawaii. VII here.
309:07:16 CC Roger. We show you GO on the ground. We have
no further instructions for you. Standing by.
309:07:21 P Thank you.
309:17:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
309:17:05 P VII here.
309:17:07 CC Roger. Realize you're coming up on your D-4
Measurement here. Let me know when you need
some quiet to do that.
309:17:18 P Roger. We're lining up now.
309:17:20 CC Roger.
309:17:34 CC Okay. Let me brief you a little bit before you
get to Texas to do that. And let me know when
you need me to stop talking so you can work on
309:17:46 P Right.
309:17:48 CC On the reentry yesterday, Wally used Dual-Ring
Rate Command for Retro and then Single-Ring Rate
Command for the reentry, and he found that he
had to cut in the other ring because he ran out
on RCS A, He had to cut in the second ring
about at the end of blackout, so we wanted to
let 70U know about that. We noticed that you
are planning to use Single-Ring Direct on your
reentry and we'd like to concur on that, and
then if you have to use more authority, you
might try Reentry Rate Command, and eventually,
if you have to, of course, Zero-Ring Rate
Command, But we wanted to let you know that he
did need both rings because he ran out of the
309:18:38 P Right. We are still planning on our usual
procedure of reentering.
309:18:43 CC Roger, VII.
309:19:15 GC After you make your D-4 Measurement, I want to
discuss this shirt-sleeve envirorxment business
with you again. Make sure we have this specific
question that we had left here answered. I'll
wait till after your D-4 Measurement,
309:19:29 P Right.
309:22:26 CC Gemini VII, we have Texas data now. You can
do your experiment whenever you're ready.
309:22:32 P Roger. We're commencing.
309:24:32 P Experiment complete, Houston.
309:24:35 CC Roger, VII. Like to discuss this shirt-sleeve
environment evaluation with you a little bit
further. Like to ask specifically in the second
configuration that we had you in avrtiile this
morning - we understood that the air was sort
of stagnant on your side, Jim, but we'd like to
understand also whether the fan - cabin fan -
being on made it okay, or whether there was
still some stagnation even with the fan on.
It appears to me that it was okay vrith the
cabin fan on.
Roger. No, specifically, another question here.
Have, at any time, you had your inlet and outlet
hoses in a - in roughly the same position - same
proximity - in other words, very close together
for the air to come out and also go back in?
We wonder, if you do that, would the circulation
I think you'll find the stagnation points will
all be alined if we have the inlet and outlet
hoses fairly close together. I think the
situation will go Just between them, that we
will find stagnation points.
Okay. If you have not actually tried that, we
would like you to try that for a short period,
because that is the present configuration in
Apollo, and we want to make certain about this
so that we can tell them, if it is necessary
to change it,
Roger. I'll do that the first ,., It sounds
like poor design, based on what we found up here.
We've made every effort to keep them apart - the
inlet and the exit, Elliot,
Roger. That's what we understand, Frank. And
we want to make sure that we can definitely
Elliot, I'm now reading 6 percent on my
Attitude Shield gage, and as far as I'm con-
cerned, that's the end of the Attitude Shield
We had planned on a cutoff of 5 percent, Frank.
You have some reason to keep it different from
309:27:12 C Well, this gage is so nebulous that I - 1, and
1 percent is tough to see.
309:27:24 C When you track with this big thrust er, it takes
about tvri.ce as much fuel because you can't get
a small enough impulse in.
309:27:31 CC Roger.
309:27:42 C Are you all still reading the T/M? We'll go
ahead and get - maybe we can get that photo of
the window measurement now.
309:27:51 CC That's affirmative.
309:28:09 CC Frank, we've been watching - we've been
watching your fuel very closely and we would
feel quite confident to let you go down to 5
percent, if you are willing to. If you want to
stop here, that's all right, but we feel you're
quite adequate if you go on down to 5 percent,
309:28:27 C But will 5 percent be anough to aline the
platform tomorrow? Nobody knows - -
309:28:31 CC That's affirmative.
309:28:33 C I'd like to stop right here, please.
309:28:37 CC Roger.
309:28:47 C ... photometer now to make some sweeps on the
309:28:50 CC Roger.
309:29:20 CC Let me know when you're complete on that,
Gemini VII. I have another item to discuss
309:29:25 C Okay, go ahead. Jim is doing it. You can talk
to me if you want to.
309:29:29 CC I'll wait until he's finished, Frank.
309:30:03 CC Just to be com - be absolutely complete on this
environment evaluation, when you put the hoses
together, you might also evaluate that with - you
niight evaluate that with fan on and fan off.
Okay. Jim is starting on the window-scan now.
Frank, for your information, we show you presently
have 9 pounds of MMH remaining. If you went ahead
and took it down to 5 percent, you would have
7 1/2 pounds remaining.
Roger, Thank you.
Elliot, are you receiving any T/M on us?
That's affirmative. We can't see a specific read-
out on that parameter, but we are still receiving
Okay. Jim's repeating the scan now.
Are you going to scan your window also, Frank, or
We've scanned the window twice, and it's on our
Say again, Frank?
I said, he's scanned the window twice and it's on
our voice tape also.
Roger. Okay. The other item I have for you is
that we have just seen the pictiires, some of the
pictures that GT-VI brought back; just a very few
of them have been processed so far, but they are
really outstanding! You just look great sitting
Thank you. Did you see our big long piece of wire
we were telling you about?
The pictures are remarkably clear, and just com-
pletely precise in every detail. We can see the
D-Zf instruments sticking out the sides. Can see
your whole nose section; just every little detail
is as clear as a bell.
Roger. I hope we have some good film of them also.
Roger. We were - we watched the movie film a
minute ago - the little bit that's been developed
so far. We can see the scanners working in it.
It's just tremendous film!
It's a tremendous experience, really I
We understand that your pictures are on all three
networks - live.
Great ! And here we are in our underwear.
Hey! I'm watching it on television now! The
pictures are really great, Frank!
Tell him we're going to shoot up the rest of this
film this afternoon, and then stow it up.
Going up now. Approximate lag down, ... left up.
We scanned the window twice and it's on our voice
One thing we need on spacecraft is better connectors.
The connectors with the knxirl bases are too small
to get a good mount on if your hands are sweaty.
You just can't get them on.
Roger. 309:Z^1: color-shifted IR shots of South
America. What magazine?
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM. We have nothing for you.
We're standing by.
Magazine E; tell you more a little bit later. ...
By ... 6 frames per second with Magazine 8.
What do you think?
I can't hear. We blocked the air out here. We're
blowing a lot of air back there. I think we ought
to leave them the way they are.
. . . spacecraft . . . Got a fan up here and a fan down
there and Just have to ...
. . . must be going wild .
24 hours, sports fans.
We can watch the circulation by the ...
Yes, but don't forget you have - where 's your ...?
I have 10 on this one. ... Hey, I want to take
some pictures - -
Yes, I know, but I'm going ...
Can I trust you?
In general, high-contrast photos over the Atlantic
Ocean, of the clouds. High-speed interior shots
■were taken at fl.6. Magazine J, 35 and 36.
Yes. I've got it over here.
Did you say that the Medic had wanted to ...
Looks like . . .
What's the next one?
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. Everything looks good
here on telemetry. We're standing by.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii.
Okay, We're showing you GO here on the ground.
We've got a valid oral temp. We're standing by
for your blood pressure.
310:/^4:07 CC Your cuff is fiOl-scale.
310:U:09 C Roger.
310:2+5:00 CC V7e have a good blood pressure. Standing by for
your exercise on your Mark.
310:45:05 c mm.
310:45:35 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
310:46:38 CC We have a good blood pressiire. Standing by for
your food and water report.
310:46:4:<i C Roger.
310:46:51 C The Command Pilot's had a total of - was 1051
ounces of water; Column 5 is 33 and Column 6 is
8. The Pilot's had a total of 890 ounces of
water; Column 5 is 33 and Column 6 is 7. Did you
310:47:22 CC Roger. We copy. Is there any change in your food
report from the last time?
310:47:27 C No. I think we reported Day 10, Meal B the last
310:47:31 CC Roger. Surgeon out.
310:47:33 C Maybe we did. That was minus 48 ... minus 18 ...
for the Coramand Pilot.
310:47:40 CC Say again for the meal, Gemini VII.
310:47:43 C Day 10, Meal B.
310:47:46 CC Thank you.
310:47:50 CC How you doing?
310:47:51 C Fine. Anything interesting?
310:47:53 C No. We're just drifting now. We're out of gas.
310:48:01 CC Roger. Okay. We'll be hanging loose here until
we get LOS. If you need anything give us a shout.
310:48:05 C Thank you.
310:49:13 CC VII, Hawaii.
310:49:15 C Go ahead.
310:49:16 CC Jim, you better drink some more water,
310:49:20 P Roger. I'll get some more water.
310:49:23 CC Okay.
310:50:24 CC You didn't happen to see us as you went by, did
310:50:26 C Sure didn't. ... pointing straight up.
310:50:30 CC Okay. Planning to get a little weather report, if
you did. That's all.
310:50:38 C I can give you one without looking. It's cloudy.
310:50:40 CC Yes. We're trying to squeeze a laser path in here,
next one, when we can get this stuff out of here.
310:50:46 C We don't have the gas.
310:50:48 CC Roger.
310:52:34 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
310:52:36 C Hello there, CM3, Go ahead.
310:52:38 CC Roger. You're really looking good up there and
those numbers are count down littler and littler,
I guess you're keeping pretty good track of them.
310:52:45 C Well, we're almost ready to put up Number 13 here.
310:52:47 CC Very good. How's the storage coming in there?
Are you getting most of the miscellaneous stuff
where we planned?
We can't get quite as much behind the seats, but
we're putting it in these bags and we're going to
stow the bags on top of the seats the way we
Very good. It's not so that you can't see out, I
No. We're really in pretty good shape, I think.
Just the way we planned it, isn't it?
Working out just the way we planned it. Right.
Very good. Things down here are looking pretty
good. Guess you're flying at 40,000 feet now with
the engines shut down, coming on back to home base.
Very good. I've got a little message I'd like to
Hee, hee, hee !
Roger. Got it. Say, would you ask the Flight
Surgeon . . . before I put iny suit on for the last
time, which will be tomorrow morning?
Jim, did I read you wanted to take the cuff off
tomorrow morning before you put the suit on?
That's right. I'd like to store the cuffs. I
don't think they did me that much good from the
time I put on the suit until I start getting g's
You're correct. And I think that's perfectly
acceptable solution. Let's do that. Incidentally,
I heard some comment about your water and we
checked your water here, Jim, and the intake looks
good. I think you forgot to add some that you had
for breakfast this morning, according to the water
gun count. You missed some there. I - your water
intake looks very good to us here right now.
It shoTild, because Hawaii told me to drink some
and I Just drank 30 ctinces.
Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything's looking
real good here on the ground. Don't have anything
special for you. If you need us Just give us a
Thank you, Guaymas.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Go ahead, Houston.
We have one last change for the MSC-4 Ebqjeriment .
It wo\ild occur tonight about 45 minutes into your
presently scheduled sleep period. We'd like to
check with you and see if it is acceptable with
you to do that, pending weather. Of course, we're
going to keep an eye on that and if it does have
good weather, we'd like to know if you are willing
to do it in that period?
Elliot, I don't care about the sleep period, but
my gage right now is bouncing right on 5 and I
want to aline the platform ... It takes a lot of
fuel plus it's an almost impossible tracking task
at night with this thruster. I Just don't think
it ' s worth it .
Okay, Very good. Good to have that information.
We'll plan accordingly.
Listen, Elliot, we evaluated putting these two
hoses close together and of course it depends on
the way you point them. If you point them both
parallel, you do get pretty good circulation and
we couldn't tell much difference, really. If you
point them facing each other, well, naturally,
circulation is cut down, but I think we ought to
discuss this thoroughly when we get on the ground.
That probably would be the best way,
Very good. We just wanted to make sure that you
had evaluated it as thoroughly as it could be done
I have one other piece of information. The GT-VI
crew is at the Cape now.
Roger. We thought we Just heard someone call from
an aircraft. Have you heard anyone calling us
No, I haven't heard it.
Gemini VII, Houston, We see a slight drop in the
source pressure on the OAMS and that's why we feel
your gage is down slightly. We feel this is a
thoroughly normal amount of variation.
You're working on the fire-up procedure and every-
thing for us now. Right, Elliot?
Right. What we're doing is trying to get a quick
layout on that, and as soon as I get it I'll give
you a rough layout on it, and then we'll get it in
more detail as soon as wo have that.
Might mention, we're all quite impressed with how
good you guys sound today.
Feel a lot better today. I think that , , .
rendezvous with Tom and Wally . . .
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Gemini VII, RKV. We copy your oral temp. Start
yo\ir blood pjressure,
311:16:38 CC VII, RKV. Your cuff is full-scale.
311:17:01 C Roger.
311:17:32 CC VII, RKV. We've got a good blood pressure. Stand
by for your exercise.
311:17:36 C Roger.
311:17:37 C MARK.
311:18:10 CC VII, RKV. Your cuff is full-scale.
311:18:14 C Roger.
311:19:09 CC VII, RKV. We had a valid blood pressure. Will
you clarify the Coramand Pilot's water consumption,
311:19:17 C Roger. Wait until I get the water book.
311:19:25 CC ... count steady at 296.
311:19:30 C Roger. We made a slight error in the calculations.
Just one moment. His actual consumption is 1051
Hit a low one.
One thousand and 51-
Any change in the food and water report sent to
311:19:48 C Negative.
311:19:50 CC Thank you. RKV Surgeon out.
311:20:07 CC Our rates for baby-sitting are going up tonight,
you know. This is a weekend.
311:20:12 C Is it? I lost track.
311:20:38 P Four shots of weather over the Atlantic, just
leaving South America. This is the second or
third pass. Maybe we can pick up some prints
311:20:52 P This is at 311:20.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
311:22:46 CC Would you give us a total count on your water gun?
311:22:52 C Roger. 4674.
311:22:57 CC Roger.
311:23:04 C You can tell Houston that we won't interfere with
these Delta-P lights anymore. They're Just stop
lights and we've got them turned off.
311:23:14 CC Roger. We got that.
311:23:20 CC You must have slept good last night.
311:23:22 C Yes. We did for a change.
311:23:31 C Got a little busy.
311:23:38 CC Say again.
311:23:40 C I said we , . .
311:23:43 C You know the last ...
311:23:49 CC I'm not reading you too well. Say again.
311:23:51 C I say, I saw a ... and it was local.
311:23:59 CC We'll be back.
311:36:35 P f5.6 at 125, except for the last ones, f5.6 and
311:37:06 P Okay. The last two frames for 40, 41?
311:37:10 C UO and 41. Roger.
311:38:21 P They're really dumping at 311:38.
311:38:54 P Boy, I'm sure glad we got these things tied down.
311:39:18 P Lovell dumping urine at 311:39.
C Why don't we exercise? ... 312.17.
311:41:11 C ... leave us, last night, Jim?
311:41:18 P No. I'm sure glad ...
C ... coming up on South America, we're going to take
some scenic pass weather photograph. We took some
last pass. • . . One problem is of course, I -
we're drifting. Flight, so it will be pretty tough
to pinpoint the same areas .
311:53:30 P Taking film over South America again, for our
second pass showing cloud and ground. Notice that
every time we turn off ACME Power, or the Primary
ACME, the system gets two short bursts in order
to give us a yaw left. Along with ... which gives
the yaw left, we should kind of right that or we're
going to have two short bursts with it. With our
thrusters to the . . . yavrs complete right . . .
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
312:05:04 CC Gemini VII, CSQ CAP COM. You look good from here.
We have nothing for you this pass. Standing by.
312:05:09 C Roger. Will you ask the Surgeon that if we want
to stow everything tonight, we're going to stow
that exerciser you asked for, will they start it
in the morning? I don't think they'll make it in
the morning, will they?
312:05:16 CC I'll check. Stand by.
312:05:30 CC Dr. Kraft says okay to stow,
312:05:36 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. It's okay to go ahead and stow
312:05:41 C Thank you. We'll stow her tonight.
312:05:47 CC That's straight from Dr. Kraft.
312:05:49 C Oh, good! Thank you.
312:06:19 C How's the vreather tonight, CSQ?
312:06:22 CC It's not as bad as it was yesterday. It's still a
312:06:27 C Seems you've had tough sailing down there on that
312:06:31 CC It seems like it this time.
312:06:35 C Have you been there before?
312:06:37 CC This is my fifth trip to the CSQ.
312:06:41 C How lucky can you get!
312:06:44 CC I have bell-bottoms on all ray trousers now,
312:06:56 C VThy don't you tell Dr. Kraft that you can rotate
the desirable time. Send the ... to get me, CSQ.
312:07:04 CC Roger. We'll see to that.
312:07:10 CC Chris just said he was going to send Frank there
312:07:14 C That's fine. When they get anywhere near Australia,
312:07:22 CC Join the crowd.
312:07:53 CC I'd like to pass up congratulations from the
Flight Controllers on the network and the M and
0 Technicians for the beautiful job you both are
Good show up there! We really appreciate all your
You really keep our morale up.
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Go ahead, Hawaii. G«m±ni VII.
Roger. We show you GO on the ground and I'd like
to get this flight plan report if I could.
Okay. The only thing we have to report today is
that we have no more film left. It's all been
expended. And the only purge experiments or . . .
experiments we were able to accomplish, because
of fuel or weather, was the S-$ pass over Noirth
Africa, the D-4/D-7 calibration on the sun, and
twice we did the S-8/D-13 calibration on the
Roger, I have some information for you here.
Yesterday on the Retrofire of Gemini VI, the crew
had a delay between 1 and 2 Retro and between 2
and 3. They then depressed the I-lanual. We suggest
that you use the normal procedure and depress
Manual 1 second after your Retro.
Okay. I have PLA update for you, if you're ready
Stand by one.
Okay. The RET 400K for all areas is 21 plus 20;
weather in all areas good. Area 199-Bravo:
318:18:10; 20&-Delta: 319:00:15; 201-Delta:
320:35:24; 202-Delta: 322:11:59; 203-2:
323:42:30; 204-1: 325:12:11; 205-1: 326:47:58;
312:22:44 C Roger. We copied them all.
312:22:46 CC Roger, I have also some more information for you.
The Cryo rules for bedtime.
312:22:52 C Go ahead.
312:22:54 CC ECS Oo Heater, OFF. Fuel Cell O2 Heater, AUTO.
Fuel Cell Hg Heater, ADTO.
312:23:09 C Roger.
312:23:13 CC And you'll have a fuel cell purge over the RKV.
312:23:16 C Thank you.
312:24:20 CC We have nothing further for you at this time,
Gemini VII. We're standing by.
312:24:23 C Thank you.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
312:52:17 CC Gemini VII, RKV CAP COM.
312:52:20 P VII here.
312:52:22 CC Roger. We're ready for your purge whenever you
312:52:28 P Roger. Purging Section 1 now.
312:52:31 CC Roger.
312:52:54 CC Houston's working on a time line for your activities
tomorrow and they'll give you a
312:53:04 CC Gemini VII, RKV.
312:53:05 P Go ahead.
312:53:06 CC Houston's working on a time line for tomorrow's
activities and they're going to give you a general
briefing on it over Tananarive this revolution.
312:53:13 P Okay. Fine. Sounds good.
And Chris would like to know how much trouble it'd
be for you if you kept the exerciser out and
stowed it tomorrow?
Well, it's way in the back of our gear. We have
to get the ... out and all the - although we could
probably stow it for reentry someplace else instead
of the cockpit.
The Surgeon 'd like you to leave it out if you
Right. The Medics have the last word.
ROSE KNOT VICTOR
Purge complete, RKV.
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
This is VII. Loud and clear.
Roger. Jim, I have some additional information for
you, when you're ready to copy.
Ready to copy, Elliot.
Okay. Modify on-board flight plan to reflect the
following: power-up and alineraent check list;
elapsed time, 327 05; that should be about Tp^
minus 223. We'll refine these times in the
morning. This is 25 minutes prior to Camar'/on
on Rev 205. Do you copy so far?
Before platform cage, add the following: Squib
Battery Number 3 on; Bus Tie switches 1 and 2 off;
Squib Batteries 1 and 2 on; Main Battery 4 on;
Primary Pump B off; Primary Pump A on; Secondary
B off; Secondary A on. Do you copy so far?
After platform cage BEF, discontinue check list -
discontinue check list until Carnarvon. Time on
that is 328:00, and that's about Tjj minus 158 -
one five eight. Then restune check list at
Carnarvon. At the end of Rev 205 ^ that's a time
of 328 :A4, we will give you a T^, update and a
Preretro Command load for 207-1, and that will be
at Tj^ minus 1 plus 14. Copy so far?
Delete C-Reentry CONTIMJOUS from the normal place
in the Preretro check list. After the first fuel
cell piirge tomorrow, C-Reentry CONTINUOUS, MSC-2
and 3 off. Do you copy?
That's all we have now, and we'll continue to work
on this tonight and refine it in the morning if
there are any changes in this, and we'll give you
exact times on everything.
Very good. See you in the morning.
COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC
Gemini VII, CSQ.
Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini VII.
Roger. Could you put your BIO-MED Recorder Number
2 on CONTINUOUS, please?
313:43:04 C It's on.
313 : 43 : 08 C C Roger . Thank you .
313:43:15 CC We have you GO on the ground, Gemini VII. We're
313:43:17 C Do you have one section of the update that I
313:43:22 CC Say again, Gemini VII.
313:43:24 C Normal ... fuel purge.
313:43:31 CC Gemini VII, I cannot copy. Please repeat.
313:43:34 C Roger. Do you read me now?
313:43:35 CC Roger.
313:43:36 C I don't understand one comment here that I just
received from Houston. It says: delete C-Reentry
CONTINUOUS from normal place after first fuel
purge; C-Band Reentry CONTINUOUS and MSG-2 and 3
off. Well, I guess that means after first fuel
purge to do that.
313:43:59 CC Stand by.
313:44:18 CC Gemini VII, as soon as you wake up we want the
Reentry C-Band in CONTINUOUS. Do you copy?
313:44:23 C As soon as we wake up you want the C-Band Reentry
313:44:29 CC Say again, Gemini VII, I cannot copy.
313:44:32 C Roger. As soon as we wake up, put the C-Band
Reentry to CONTINUOUS.
313:44:36 CC That's affirmative.
313:44:37 C Thank you.
Carnarvon, how do you read me? Gemini VII.
323:18:35 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. R«ad you loud
and clear. How's it going up there?
323:18:40 C Very good. We're ready for a fuel cell purge if
323:18:46 CC Stand by one,
323:18:47 C Are we scheduled for one this revolution, or do
you want to wait until over the States?
323:18:50 CC It's not usually over the States here, but if he
wants to do it, let's get it over with.
323:18:54 C Roger.
323:18:55 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII.
323:18:58 C Roger. Purging now. Now BIO-MED Recorder 2 is
off. C-Band reentry CONTINUOUS.
323:19:06 CC Roger. Thank you.
323:19:16 CC You ready to come home today?
323:19:18 C Ready! Ready!
323:19:19 CC Right!
324:01:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston,
324:01:12 P Roger, Houston. This is VII.
324:01:14 CC Good morning. Would you please place your T/M
switch to REAI^TIME and ACQ?
324:01:19 P Roger. REAL-TIME and ACQ.
324:01:24 CC Cryogenic Gaging switch to ECS Og.
324:01:33 CC I have a flight plan update for you.
324:01:37 P Stand by.
324:01:42 CC Can you tell me if the Command Pilot is getting in
his siiit right now?
324:01:46 P Roger. He is getting in his suit right now.
324:01:47 CC Very fine. Thank you. Would you place your
Cryogenic Gaging switch to FUEL CELL O2?
324:02:12 CC Cryogenic Gaging switch back to FUEL CELL
324:02:15 P FUEL CELL
324:02:18 CC Okay. And whenever you're ready, I'll read you
this little flight plan update.
324:02:25 CC Okay. Before that, place your Cryogenic Gaging
switch to OFF, please.
324:02:31 P OFF.
324:02:32 CC How does it feel for the last day?
324:02:35 P Great I Frank just got back in his suit and I'm in
my suit, and we're all set to go home.
324:02:40 CC Oh, great!
324:02:41 CC Well, here's your Node: Time is 325:27:25; Rev
203; 114.5 degrees westj right ascension, 07
hours, 06 minutes, 31 seconds.
324:03:08 P Roger. Have it.
324:03:09 CC Flight plan time line update is change 324:00 to
324:03:21 P Roger.
324:03:23 CC The next item we can delete. It was to have been
at 324:40, begin suiting up. I guess you have
that all hacked?
324:03:31 P Right. We're just about that way right now.
324:03:33 CC Okay. Good. Next item is 325:00:00: BIO-MED
Recorders 1 and 2 CONTINUOUS.
Time 325:34:49: a crew status report, Conimand
Pilot at Carnarvon,
Time 326:24:37 is a crew status report on the
Pilot at Carnarvon.
Yesterday, Jim, you were given an addition to be
placed on the check list prior to the Platform-
Cage BEF item,
Roger, We have that,
I have a few additions to that list of things to
be done. After Secondary Pump A on, place the
Tape Recorder Poorer circvdt breaker on. The next
item in the same check list will be Tape Recorder
Control circuit breaker, verify off. It seems
like magically the tape recorder started playing
at Retrofire on VI. One thing else we'd like to
get immediately before your Retrofire, or at the
last time you take water out of the system, is a
gun count. We'd like to have that both for
environment and also for e.g. location.
We're stuck in the ... from the time we Retrofire
till the time we land.
That's right. What we'd like to have is just the
last gun count.
We'll get you a last gun count.
Okay. And we'd like to have it soon enough so
that we could compute a e.g., based on it.
Okay. I see what you mean.
We will expect to have one more purge immediately
prior to your power-up at Kano. That'll be on the
stateside pass before the purge — before the power-
And one thing I'd like to ask you how you feel
about, is an extremely small OAtC check. What
it entails is simply closing the TCA Circuit
Breaker N\mber 3 and then firing for a minimum
of 3 seconds in DIIffiCT. Firing that circuit
breaker. We'd like to do that on the next state-
side pass, if you're inclined to do it.
I would say we're not inclined to do it , We're
low on fuel. We're going to use it all for plat-
Okay. Very fine. Well, we don't do it then.
Incidentally, it tximed out, in Wally's reentry,
that there was apparently a small electrical bias
on the downrange-error needle, and if you'd like
a description of how he calibrated that I'd be
happy to give it to you. It might help you in
Okay. With the coDoputer in the reentry mode and
the FDR FDM in COMPUTER and ATTITUDE respectively,
at about RETRO JETT plus 5 minutes, but in any
event prior to the /4.OOK, Wally took a Pentell pen
and marked the miU. position of the downrange
needle. The FBI's were on the low scale. Now,
the new null position was about 2 l/2 needle
widths below the nominal widths - below the
nominal or zero-nu2J. position, as established on
Did he fly his own . . .
I beg your pardon?
He flew his Pentell markings. Is that correct?
That's right. It goes on: Wally then, after
Guidance Initiate, flew to his Pentell null for
downrange correction. From the splashdown results,
this method has definite merits. If he flew to
the 8-ball null, he may have been flying to a
point some 15 miles short. This null area was
not evident in the previous computer modes used,
particularly in radar or platform. That was - he
hadn't seen it before, until he got in this con-
324:08:13 P Roger. We'll take a bias check here after Retro
and we'll want to be on the way down before we
324:08:22 CC Okay. Good deal, Jim.
324:08:32 CC Jim, could you reverify that the Standby Trans-
mitter Power circuit breaker is on and the
Standby Transmitter Control circuit breaker is
They're both on.
Okay. Thank you very much.
Gemini VII, Houston.
Could I have an OAMS prop readout, please?
Still reading 4 1/2 percent.
41/2 percent. Thank you.
Can you give me yo\ir sleep report now?
Want a sleep report?
Roger. If you have it available. If not, we'll
We both had about 5 hours of medium sleep.
5 hours medium sleep. Thank you.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing
for you this pass. We're standing by. Every-
thing looks good from the ground.
324:49:/v4 P Thank you, Carnarvon. We're standing by too.
32h-'h9'k7 CC Roger.
324:56:27 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon GAP COM. We'd like to know
whether you are in an exercise period or whether
it's just exercise as a result of your packing up?
324:56:39 C That's it. We are all around the cockpit here,
putting things away.
324:56:44 CC Roger.
325:33:44 CC Gemini VII, This is Texas CAP COM.
325:33:49 C Go ahead, Texas.
325:33:52 CC VJe've got you GO here on the ground. We've got
a valid oral temperature, but do not transmit
your blood pressure until Carnarvon acquisition
325:34:02 C Thank you.
325:34:04 CC V/e have nothing further and will be standing by.
325:34:07 C Thank you.
325:34:23 C Texas, are you still standing by?
325:34:32 C Texas, Gemini VII.
325:34:35 CC VII, this is Texas. Go ahead.
325:34:38 C How about giving us an update on our digital
clock. What do you read down there now?
325:34:53 CC I'll give you a Mark on your elapsed time,
325:35:01 CC I^AEK,
325:35:02 C Okay, I'm with you. Thank you.
325:35:51 CC Hello, Gemini VII, Houston. You're clear to
start on your blood pressure.
325:35:59 P Coming down.
325:36:13 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I have an Initial hack at
your GET or B if you'd care to have it. It will
be updated later.
325:36:23 P Roger. Stand by a second.
325:36:26 CC Your cuff is full-scale.
325:36:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. Send the blood
pressure again. It dropped out,
325:36:40 P Roger, Coming down again. Standing by for the
initial , . .
325:36:50 CC Your cuff is full-scale. I'll give it to you
after the Medical Data Pass, Jim.
325:36:54 P Right.
325:37:55 CC That's a good one, Gemini VII. Your exercise
325:38:14 P MARK.
325:38:25 CC Full-scale.
325:39:32 CC That's a good one. We're standing by for your
food report first .
325:39:38 P Roger. Food this morning was Day 9, Meal A, for
both of us, plus the Conunand Pilot had three
peanut cubes last night for evening snack.
325:39:51 CC Roger. Did you have supper last night - have a
325:39:56 P Oh, you didn't get that? Sorry, that's Day 11,
325:40:01 CC 11-Charlie last night plus three peanut cubes
for the Command Pilot. Did you have any deletions
this morning for breakfast?
325:40:09 P No, we ate the whole thing.
325:40:11 CC Roger. Water report?
325:40:15 P Roger. The Command Pilot now has 1104 ounces.
325:40:21 CC Roger. 1104.
325:40:26 P And the Pilot, 943.
325:40:30 CC 948. And the gun count?
325:40:36 P The gun count is now 4876.
325:40:41 CC 4876 and I'll copy the columns.
325:40:46 P Roger. For the Pilot: Column 5, 34; Column 6,
7. For the Command Pilot: 5 - Column 5 is 34;
and Column 6, 8.
325:41:01 CC Roger that. Do you have anything else you want
to talk to me about this morning?
325:41:07 P I'd like to mention something about taking these
Dexadrine pills. Nate, when do we take those?
325:41:13 CC You don't have it all squared away with respect to
325:41:24 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. Are you requesting a
time to take them?
325:41:29 P Roger.
325:41:32 CC All right. You should take them about 2 hours
325:41:38 P Thank you. Is that three or four each?
325:41:43 CC Say again.
325:41:45 P Three or four apiece?
325:41:47 CC One each.
325:a:49 C Okay.
G€iiiini VII, Houston,
Roger. Your first hack at GET Retrofire will be
329j58s05, and we'll give you later updates based
on new tracking information,
Roger. Understand on our first hack you'll be
That ' s right . And when you get yoiir batteries on
line, you can expect to see about a 2-volt drop
in your voltages. It'll stabilize out a little
bit, then wander slightly as each shares its part
of the load.
For jouT information, E COM tells me that the fuel
cells are GO for 311-1.
... has got two Delta-P lights on his body now.
Okay. We'll tell him that.
Gmini VII, Canaries here. Standing by.
Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a valid
ten^erature. We're standing by for blood pressure.
Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale.
326:26:08 CC Gemini VII, we have valid blood pressure. Stand-
ing by for your exercise.
Just one minute.
Blood pressure coming down.
Gemini VII, your cuj:r is full-scale.
Gemini VII, we have valid blood pressiu'e.
Carnarvon Surgeon out .
Thank you, Carnarvon.
And eveiything looks good from the ground.
Right. Things are looking good up here too
Roger. Only about 3 l/2 hours to go.
Right. The carrier is still good.
327:05:32 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Everything's look-
ing good here on the ground. We'll be standing
by if you need us.
327:05:41 C Thank you, Guaymas.
327:06:11 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
327:06:14 C Go ahead. Gemini VII.
327:06:16 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Would you start your piirge,
327:06:20 C Stand by. Purging Number 1.
327:06:27 CC Roger. Purging Number 1.
327:07:48 C Houston, this is VII. If I can't aline ... OAMS,
I'm going to ... the RCAS ring.
327:07:58 CC Gemini VII, understand. You will be using RCS
Ring for platform allnement,
327:08:04 C Roger. Using RCS Ring right now.
327:08:06 CC Yes, that's right.
327:11:12 C Purge complete, Houston.
327:11:14 CC Roger. Understand. Purge is complete. You're
clear to start your power-up and alinement check
list up to and including Platform Cage BEF.
327:11:25 C Roger.
327:11:28 CC And I have someone here that would like to say good
morning to you,
327:11:31 C Okay.
327:11:32 CC Gemini VII, Houston,
327:11:33 C Okay. How are you?
327:11:34 CC How' re you doing?
327:11:36 C Pretty good.
327:11:37 CC Understand you were up early again.
327:11:39 C Just a little.
327:11:42 CC I figured you would be. I sent a message out to
the Skipper of the Carrier. I asked him to move
off just a little bit to the left of the spot so
you wouldn't put him in jeopardy,
327:11:53 C Good!
327:11:56 C We'll have a go at it I
327:11:58 CC You bet!
327:12:04 CC How's all the stowage going?
327:12:05 C The cockpit's clean as a whistle.
327:12:08 CC Right. I bet it was clean last night.
327:12:10 C No, we did it this morning.
327:12:12 CC Right.
327:12:19 CC Would you go ahead and start your power-up and
alinement check list?
327:12:22 C Starting it now.
327:13:26 C We have the squib batteries on the line now,
327:13:29 CC Gemini VII, thank you very much.
327:13:32 CC You're reading our mind.
327:13:33 C Four main batteries coming on.
327:13:40 C Four mains on.
327:13:42 CC Roger. Roger.
327:14:14 C We've turned our Tape Recorder circuit breaker on.
It really . , .
327:14:18 CC Thank you.
327:14:28 CC I bet you feel you know the world between 28
north and south latitudes pretty well about now,
327:14:34 P I Just put in for a guide at North Africa.
327:14:43 CC The fellows on VI said you gave them a pretty good
327:15:10 C Does the time line you gave us last night still
hold for starting the platform warm-up?
327:15:19 CC You're clear to start it now, Frank.
327:15:21 C ... platform wann-tp now, also.
327:15:27 C Thank you.
327:15:33 CC Frank, we'd like you to wait that delay time, but
you're clear to start into that 20 to 25-ininute
327:15:40 C Roger. We've got it on tape DAS now to warm-up.
327:15:49 CC Roger.
327:17:16 CC On the cover of Houston Post this morning, Frank
and Jim, there's a great picture in color of
G«7iini VII Spacecraft.
327:17:24 C Very good.
327:17:26 CC It 's really beautiful!
327:18:27 C How do the squib batteries look to you?
327:18:31 CC Great!
327:18:33 C Say again.
327:18:34 CC Looks real good.
327:18:36 C Okay.
327:19:07 C Ask E COM if they care if we try ... this morning
and see if we can get anything else out of them
for fine allnement.
327:19:16 CC Say again, Gemini VII.
327:19:18 C I'd like to try thrussters this morning to see if I
can get any impulse at all out of them when I'm
327:19:24 CC Roger. We'd like it if you would try them indi-
vidually, putting 3 on the line, and attempt a
minimum 3-second pulse if you can, and then take
it off-line and then try 4 individually, in the
same method. We'd appreciate it if you'd do it
on the next - well, over a site so we can get T/M
on it .
327:19:43 C Roger.
327:19:49 CC Can you do it right now and we'll get T/M through
327:19:53 C Roger. But I don't ii^ant to do a check, I'm just
going in pulse.
327:19:57 CC Okay. Do it any way you care to do it,
327:20:06 C Number 4 on the line now. Flight.
327:20:08 CC Roger, 4.
327:20:12 C We're getting a little ... from it,
327:20:15 CC Roger.
327:20:23 C 3 is on line.
327:20:24 CC 3 is all right?
327:20:27 C 3 is still pretty sick.
327:20:29 CC Roger.
327:21:08 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How did Thruster 4 look to
327:21:12 C It looked pretty good. Better than 3. I think
I'll be able to use it for alining the platform.
327:21:17 CC Oh, swell!
327:21:27 CC You do good work.
327:26:03 CC Gemini VII, Canary. We have nothing for you.
327:26:05 C Thank you, Canary.
327:26:20 CG Yes, we finally got a look at your attitude, down
327:26:25 C How'd you do that?
327:26:29 CC ... pitch, yaw and roll on low, zero 210 zero.
327:26:39 C ... the tape ...
327:26:44 CC Roger. ... Just a little.
327:35:56 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
327:35:58 C Go ahead, Houston.
327:36:00 CC Can you tell me how long you've been on the adapter
327:36:03 C After that - check with the power-up.
327:36:06 CC Roger. Can you tell me - give me a hack when you
turn your computer on, or when you did turn your
327:36:13 G The computer is not on.
327:36:14 CC Roger. If we still have acqtiiaition, will you give
me a hack when you do tiim it on?
327:36:25 CC Okay, real swell.
328:01:04 CC I have an update for you on your bank angle versus
RN minus RP curve for Area 207-1, when you're ready
328:01:14 C Roger. Stand by. Gd ahead,
328:01:19 CC Bank angle, zero degrees; RN minus RP, plus 159.0.
Bank angle, 49.5; RN minus RP, zero. Bank angle,
90 degrees; RN minus RP, minus 192.5.
328:01:56 CC Did you copy?
328:01:57 C Roger.
328:02:02 C Okay. We'll start the platform alining and vre'll
go ahead and proceed with the check list if it is
okay with you, or do you want us to wait some more?
328:02:08 CC Stand by.
328:02:15 CC Roger. Go ahead. G:Lve us a Mark when you turn
your computer on, please.
328:02:20 C Roger,
328:02:21 C Turning on the computer now.
328:02:32 CC Roger.
328:03:18 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. How are your Thrusters 3
and 4 making out?
328:03:23 C They're adequate for alining the platform. I used
the Maneuver Thruster for thrust control and when I
get in close, I can use 3 and 4 for fine adjustment.
328:03:32 CC Roger. Copy.
328:03:37 C We should have ... aline platform now.
328:03:39 CC Roger.
328:39:11 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
328:39:18 CC Gemini VII, Houston.
328:39:21 C Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII.
328:39:23 GO Gemini VII, Houston. I have your Retro pre-
328:39:28 C Roger. You're very weak, but go ahead; we'll see
if we can copy.
328:39:33 CC Roger. PLA is 207-1; Delta-V, zero; bum time,
zero. The GET RC is 329:58:04.
328:39:56 P Repeat that, please.
328:39:58 CC 329:58:04.
328:40:05 P Roger.
328:40:07 CC RET 400K, 21:26.
328:40:16 P Roger.
328:40:17 CC RET RB, 28:01.
328:40:25 P Roger.
328:40:26 CC Bank left, 50; bank right, 60.
328:40:34 P Bank left, 50; bank right, 60.
328:40:38 CC Roger, Request readback, please.
328:40:43 P Roger. ... GET RC is 329:58:04. RET 400K, 21
328:41:01 P ... RET RB, 28 plus 01; bank left, 50; bank right,
328:41:08 CC Gemini VII, that's correct. I have your MDIU in-
Core 03, 61618.
Core 04, 39008.
Core 65 is 00165 .
Gore 66, 39583.
Gemini VII, Houston, Did you copy?
We lost you after Core 65, Houston.
Roger, Next core is 66,
39583. That's the number for 66.
Core 07, 62602.
Core 08, 40941.
Gemini VII, Houston. Did you copy (
Roger, I have Core 07 as 62602. Yi
after that .
Roger. Core 08, 409.41.
328:43:13 CC Core 09, 14362.
328:43:20 P Roger.
328:43:22 CC Core 10, 02523.
328:43:30 P Roger.
328:43:31 CC And Core 11 is 29000. Request readback.
328:43:38 P Roger. Core 03, 6l6l8j Core 04, 39008; Core 65,
00165; Core 66, 39583? Core 07, 62602; Core 08,
408 - 4094I; Core 09, 14362; Core 10, 02523;
Core 11, 29000.
328:44:15 CC Roger. I'd like to give you Core 08 again.
328:44:19 P Roger.
328:44:20 CC Core 08 is 40941.
328:44:25 P Roger. Have copied as 40941.
328:44:29 CC That's affirmative, Gemini VII. I have your
nominal 171' s.
328:44:34 P Stand by.
328:44:38 P Go ahead.
328:44:42 CC Gemini VII, we're sending the Tj^ in the update.
328:44:51 P I received.
328:44:54 CC Roger. Received.
328:45:04 CC DCS loads coming.
328:45:13 CC Gemini VII, we've received MAPS and I'm ready
with your nominal IVI's,
328:45:19 P Roger. Go ahead.
328:45:21 CC Aft 296; left right is zero; and down is 113.
328:45:31 P Roger. IVI's: aft 296; left right, zero; down
328:45:36 CC Roger, I'm passing you the Surgeon now.
328:45:41 CC Gemini VII, I'd like to confirm the time of the
328:45:47 C We didn't take any yet. Chuck.
328:45:50 CC Roger. Okay. We'll v;ait . Frank, if you'll pass
that to us sometime when you do. One other -
second item: remember the blood pressure that we
want on Pilot over Guaymas after Retrofire - on
Pilot over Guaymas after Retrofire.
328:46:16 C Roger.
328:46:19 CC Item 3: we want to remind you again about the
actions that you can. take, Frank and Jim, in the
spacecraft, on descent or in the water, as far as
elevating your feet and pumping your calves, if
necessary. And you'll have to decide as to
whether these are necessary. In Spacecraft VI,
the crew was warm on the water. It was very calm;
there was no nausea or anything, but they were
warm and stayed in their suits. However, we do
prefer that you stay in your suits, as you know,
but it is strictly Pilot's choice, depending on
328:47:09 C Chuck, are you ...?
328:47:15 P Hello, Houston.
328:47:16 CC Hello, Houston. Go ahead.
328:47:18 C Jim and I would prefer to get out of the spacecraft
as soon as possible after we're on the water,
rather than wait to be hauled aboard a ship, if we
do happen to land close to one.
328:47:28 CC Gemini VII, understand.
328:47:41 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I have some more for you.
When you're through with the RCS system, would
you motoi^off Ring-B and dump the lines?
328:47:50 P Roger.
And please make every attempt to keep us informed
on what you're doing and how your trajectory looks
to you through the reentry.
I have some forecast weather for you in the recovery
area. It's about six-tenths cloud cover, with the
lowest layer at 2,000 feet, and that layer is about
three-tenths coverage. The visibility is 10 miles
and the winds are 280 at I4 knots. We have about
lwto-2-foot seas there and the barometer is 29.98.
Understand. Altimeter's hitting 29.98.
That's affim, Gemini VII. Incidentally, we've
put your initial conditions through a ground com-
puter solution and they look real good.
And we'd like to have a final water count from you
prior to your Retrofire, so we can get a e.g.
determination. We'd like to have that as soon as
... We'll give you a count now and then allow about
5 ounces for each person after that .
Okay, A count now, and then 5 ounces for each
Houston, addresses at present on the computer also
We verify it also.
Incidentally, do you recall the OAMS squib test
that was performed on GT-V? If you do, you might
consider running that, but that'll be Pilot's
We don't even know what it was, Charlie.
Roger, It amounts to blowing the OAMS squib on
the regulator and pulsing it a few times to see
how well you can control the pressure, as well as
determining whether or not you can hear that squib
328:49:/^J^. C ... I remember that test.
328:49:56 C Okay, the gun reading now is 4932. We'll each take
5 more oimces before Retro so that '11 make it - add
20 to that.
328:50:04 CC Roger. Understand. It's 4932 and you'll each take
5 ounces before Retro.
328:50:09 C That's right.
328:51:01 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We'll be remoting through
Canton till your Retrofire, so we'll be in touch
with you then.
328:51:06 C Okay.
328:51:09 C Who's going to give us the coiintdown - Hawaii or
328:51:13 CC Elliot will be making the count.
328:51:18 C Okay.
328:52:43 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Your Tj^ is correct, as
verified on the ground,
328:52:48 C Hello there, Houston. How are you?
328:52:50 CC Fine. How are you?
328:54:24 CC Gemini VII, Houston. We took some pictures of the
GT-VI shots of you giays over to the wives last
night and they really thought they were great.
328:54:35 C Thank you.
328:54:48 C We now have the world's best alined platform.
328:54:52 CC Very good. We concur with that.
I'm going to recommend an ECT for ... thrusters
for a fine alinement on platform.
Gemini VII, we have a request for you to fix the
tape recorder the same way.
Gemini VII, Houston. We have some special music
coming up for you now, if you'll tune in on HF.
Gemini VII, Houston. I have some star information
for you here. We may not get finished, I'll
finish passing it at Kano if we don't.
Fomalhaut will pass 4«6 degrees left and will set
2 minutes, 15 seconds prior to Retrofire, Do you
Fomalhaut will set 15 seconds prior to Retrofire.
We're Just checking.
Go ahead please, Houston.
Say again, please.
That time for Fomalhaut to set was 2 minutes 15
seconds prior to Retrofire.
Okay. At Retrofire, Diphda will be 14.8 degrees
up and 10.6 degrees right. Do you coj^?
329:01:08 CC Gemini VII, Canary CAP COM. How do you read?
329:01:10 C Loud and clear. Canaries,
329:01:11 CC Okay. Fine. Would you put the Quantity Read
switch to ECS
329:01:16 C Okay.
329:01:17 CC Okay. Did you copy those star updates?
329:01:19 C Already have them all.
329:01:20 CC Okay. At Retrofire got the one about ...
329:01:25 C Yes.
329:01:27 CC V/hat about Ancha?
329:01:30 C No.
329:01:31 CC Okay. Ancha: 12.0 degrees up, 14-4 degrees left.
329:01:52 CC What about Diphda?
329:01:57 C Diphda?
329:01:59 CC Okay. At Retrofire: Diphda at 14.8 degrees up,
10.6 degrees right.
329:02:14 C Roger that. Thank you.
329:02:16 CC Okay. Would you place your Quantity Read switch
to FUEL CELL O2?
329:02:35 CC That star, Diphda, is D I P H D A.
329:02:40 CC H D A.
329:02:43 C I don't know why ...
329:02:46 CC Well, how about Qiiantity Read switch to FUEL CELL
329:02:53 CC Did you read HF?
329:02:56 C No. We couldn't read it.
329:03:00 C It all sounded like an air raid siren.
329:03:02 CC Do you vant me to sing it for you?
329:03:03 C Yes.
329:03:0iV CC I'll be home for Christraas, etc.
329:03:07 C Very good.
329:03:13 CC Okay, Quantity Read svritch to OFF.
329:03:18 CC V/ell, this is it, gentlemen. We picked you up the
first half of the first revolution and the first
half of the last revolution. See you back home.
329:03:23 C Very good. Thanks a lot.
329:03:25 CC Roger.
329:03:43 CC The second song was "Going Back to Houston."
329:03:45 C Veiy good.
329:03:47 CC I don't know how to sing that one.
329:03:53 CC Okay.
329:04:22 CC Tell you what, VII, tune in HF again and we'll give
you a replay.
329:04:26 C It's in. Cto ahead.
329:04:46 C Our HF must be ruined.
329:04:50 CC Not coming in yet? Standby.
329:04:52 C Okay.
329:05:13 CC Can you read it?
329:05:U C No.
329:08:57 CC Gemini VII, Houston,. How do you read?
329:08:59 C Loud and clear. Go ahead,
329:09:04 CC I vrould just like to assure you that from our
checks here, it looks like you should have ^3 to
i;3 1/2 volts on the main bus after adapter set.
329:09:14 C Very good.
329:09:17 CC Get the HF that time?
329:09:19 C Negative.
329:09:21 CC Keep listening.
329:09:23 C Okay.
329:09:26 CC We might have to put the Air Force Choir on here.
329:09:29 C Right.
329:22:15 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
329:22:18 C This is VII. Read you loud and clear.
329:22:22 CC Roger, Don't believe it's been mentioned to you
yet, but GT-VI experienced a little sxirprise vhen
they went to landing attitude, on the main chute.
Apparently it was about the same as Or- III. So
you might be ready for that,
329:22:39 P We'll be all briefed.
329:22:40 CC Roger. Tried to watch for you again this morning,
but we had the same weather we've had. It's over-
cast and raining.
329:22:49 P It's just beautiful up here. No clouds.
I believe it.
We're putting up that check list. We're
Pre-retro check list complete. Roger.
Gemini VII, how do the RCS rings look?
You're not kidding, that's a good deal I
Did you ever copy our HF?
No . . . fuel cell . . . Canaries .
Go ahead, Gemini VII. Carnarvon.
Roger. Can you give us a 20HTiinute time
please, for ...?
Roger. Set yoxxr med timer at 20 minutes
hack you on it.
This is VII, going to REENTRY on the computer.
3, 2, 1.
Mark it. 20 minutes.
xtoger* oonimg aown*
Okay. I'll give you one at 3^9 hours, 38 minutes.
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Roger. We're right on. Thank you.
Roger. You're looking good here on the ground.
... Borman . . .
... scale reads high.
Attitude Control, RATE COMMAND.
Platform, ORBIT RaTE ...
Got that .
RCS Control A, Power A, and B, AC-C
OAMS Attitude Control Power off.
OAMS Pump Motor Valve closed, I'll close them for
you. Control spacecraft with Retro Attitudes.
329:54:34 C Retro Attitudes on.
329:54:36 P Retro Power on,
329:54:38 C Retro Power's on.
329:54:41 P Indicator Quantity, depressed.
329:54:48 P Okay. I can't see out,
329:54:59 C You can turn that Scanner off.
329 = 55:02 P Okay. Sure?
329:55:06 C Yes. I didn't need it anymore.
329:55:14 P Plat fom Rate. ... Make sure T/R's off. Okay.
Put the two ... complete,
329=55:21 P And listen to the ...
329:55:29 C How do they look on your side? ... both off.
329:55:35 P Yes.
329=55:54 C 10 minutes and 10 seconds, Jim,
329:55 = 56 P Okay.
329:55:57 C 165.
329=56:09 P Okay.
329=56:10 C Contact?
329=56=11 P Just about,
329 = 56 = 16 P In one minute I'm going to go through with it,
whether we hear from them or not.
329=56:18 C ATL right. Gto ahead.
329=56:20 P Your ...
329=56=21 C Yes.
329=56=36 P Okay?
329:56:38 C Yes. Go ahead.
329:56:40 P What's the bit count?
329:56:45 C 123.
329:56:47 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How
329:56:51 C Loud and clear.
329:56:53 CC Roger, You're cleared for your penetration.
Standing by for your countdown.
329:56:55 C Roger.
329:56:57 P Test check list, complete.
329:57:00 CC Okay, that's all right. Go ahead, one minute.
329:57:01 P Good.
329:57:03 CC 60 seconds. 1 minute to go.
329:57:04 C Go ...
329:57:08 C I don't know if tha'i dam thing popped in.
329:57:10 C Arms ... Retro.
329:57:12 P Arms ... Retro.
329:57:14 P Give me a count at 5 seconds.
329:57:18 C Roger.
329:57:21 P Take yours up.
329:57:26 P ... Retros on?
... on. Boy, that's what's wrong.
Thirty seconds, right on the money.
Okay, let's move it to T/M,
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Retrofire.
2, 3, 4.
That's one big hurdle over with. Tiger.
You're right. Ace.
We're stcinding by for IVI's.
298 up, 003 left, 113 down.
Arm Retro, Arm Retro is in UP position.
Retro 's UP.
329:58:57 CC Roger. Retro-jett.
329:59:00 P Okay. Send me that timer.
329:59:02 G Times up.
329:59:05 P Okay.
329:59:10 P ... what were the last two?
329:59:lii C All right.
329:59:16 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Would you confirm the IVI
329:59:28 P Roger. IVI readout 218 off, 003 left, 112 down.
329:59:35 CC Roger. Very good.
329:59:40 P Stand by for the co-antdown. Control spacecraft
attitude, 20-degree yaw, 20-degree roll, right in
front of the window.
329:59:52 C Yes, I don't even see the dam horizon.
329:59:54 P Okay, don't sweat ii,
329:59:57 P Post-central check list.
330:00:02 C ... I'd like to find the horizon.
330:00:04 C Can you see it?
330:00:06 P Yes, you're upside down and just straight ahead.
330:00:10 C All right. I've got to pitch up, all right?
330:00:14 P You'll probably have to pitch down a little bit
more, but that's okay. I'll pitch up whenever
you can see out,
330:00:17 P Retro Power Safe.
330:00:19 C How about 3 minutes. Is that time enough?
330:00:21 P I'm going to give it to you here in a second.
330:00:22 C Okay.
Retro Power Safe,
Ret ro— J et t bai e .
Retro Rockets ,.. Safe?
FDR Computer, T/M Attitudes.
... in Attitudes.
,,. Scale Range, low?
Low. Have you got the horizon?
Bad ... I'm going to set it down. You'll pick
on the way from the lights.
Attitude Control Pulse. We're on ...
Range Scale, low. Got it?
Attitude Control Pulse. Close the circuits on
1 and 2, Circuit breakers open.
Gemini VII, Houston. Delta-P lights out yet?
I missed it .
Okay. We'll get them to send up one more in a
Tes . ... set up ... 3 and 4*
I'd say, Houston, no Delta-P lights.
I feel as iX I have horizon.
Don't sweat it.
Hello , ...
Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM.
Okay. Can you give me that aft IVI,
Aft, 299 now.
Was that what it was at Retrofire?
Hey, wait a minute out there. Tiger,
Okay, Give me your left and down at
Left is 3, down is 3-12 . What is it :
Okay, We copy that „ How you doing?
Okay. Attitudes at Retrofire?
Time. Go to 10.
Okay. Very good.
Another 5 minutes ought to do it.
5 minutes more?
You're looking real good. Your RCS seems to be
holding real well. Your Secondary O2 is right in
Go to 5 minutes. Keep on it.
AIT T«^c7■h+ How's that?
Okay. Now wait 1 minute and we'll get it again
here. Retro Sequemje Control ... Did you get
that? All Scanners are off, okay?
Okay, Retro Sequence Control, left.
You got the Retro Sequence Control circuit breakers
No . ...
Okay. Attitude Control Power off. Have you got
that. Scanner on?
Okay, It looks like we're going on sequence.
Oh, you're dam right.
You will ...
5 minutes now.
Coming up on it now. We've got 30 seconds to go.
Section Power 1 and 2 off.
Section Control 1 aid 2 off ,
3, 2, 1. Hack it.
Okay. There you are, you're ready.
Control didn't start..
I've got to do it o-ver again, 530.
You're looking real good down here.
5, k, 3, 2, 1.
• • •
Looking good, Frank.
RET ... 21 plus 26.
21 plus 26.
330:05:01 P Roger.
330:05:02 P I feel like flying a higher plane.
330:05:11 P No, I can't.
330:05:14 C 21 plus 26.
330:05:16 P Yes.
330:05:18 CC Are you ready for a GET time hack at plus count?
330:05:20 C Roger.
330:05:21 CC Okay. Set up 7 minutes and 30 seconds - 7 minutes
and 30 seconds on my Mark. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
330:05:33 CC MARK.
330:05:34 C Roger.
330:05:35 CC Okay.
330:05:38 P They're right with us. They're hanging right with
330:05:42 C Okay.
330:05:47 P Feeling good do you?
330:05:50 C Right.
330:05:59 P We have 2 Trans on and 3 in Key 4?
330:06:02 C No, I don't care. Do you?
330:06:04 C I don't want to put load on that battery. It'll
knock the computer off-line.
330:06:11 P Frank, it will not knock the computer off-line.
330:06:14 C All right, let's go on and do it.
330:06:16 P Okay.
330:06:17 C Now the voice is going to be ... We can't handle
Yes, but don't forget there's just a little ...
involved, you know it?
Let's turn out the lights and see if we can find
I ' ve got it .
Yes, straight ahead.
How are we?
Beautiful! Just about on it.
All right, fine.
The nose of the spa.cecraft, the upper part of the
nose's target is wide on the right.
You're looking real good.
RCS and holding real good. Your main bus voltage
is reading 23.8. Real fine.
« • «
Let ' s see.
Fine. We just came out of the second ... band.
We just started Sub-bands 1 and 2 ...
I sure don't like this suit.
Delta-P's 20. Go with the pass, Jim.
21 plus 26.
21 plus 26.
330:07:23 P Okay. Let me figure out the sky's angle for you.
330:07:26 C Okay.
330:07:40 CC Holding real good here on the groimd.
330:07:42 C Thank you.
330:07:50 C We still don't have much of the horizon.
330:07:51 CC Say again.
330:07:52 C I said, we still don't have a fix: on the horizon,
330:07:55 CC Roger.
330:08:14 CC You'll be below 3$0K - before you have a lit
330:08:15 P 50 degrees.
330:08:18 C Thank you.
330:08:20 CC And as you come up towards my LOS you're looking
real fine. We'll be seeing you.
330:08:23 C All right.
330:08:24 C Thanks a lot, Hawaii.
330:08:28 C Do you have the horizon up here now, Jim?
330:08:30 P I'U get it.
330:08:35 P Yes, yes.
330:08:38 C ... How we doing?
330:08:40 P You're pitched down a little bit. You could pitch
it up, lift it up, pitch your nose up to the sky a
little bit more,
330:08:50 C Up to the sky a little bit more?
330:08:52 P Yes, man. Okay. Tour lift-up orientation degree
330:09:09 C 50 left?
330:09:11 P Yes. It turned out real good. 50. No, change to
• < • RB.
330:09:16 C All right.
330:09 :2S P We should have ... no reflections where we can
get . . . for this . . .
330:09:35 C Really.
330:09:37 P ... 50 degrees. There's the scale, right on it.
Maybe, I'd say ... 50 or 25 - 25 degrees, 5 miles
330:10:02 C I got that dam ... line down on the bottom in-
stead of up at the top where I can get to it. ...
330:10:09 P You have?
330:10:10 C Yes. Where's yours?
330:10:11 P Same.
330:10:12 C The bottom, too?
330:10:14 P Yes. I wonder why? Oh, I know, we got them reversed
« • «
330:10:17 C Yes, ...
330:10:26 C Tell me about the horizon.
330:10:33 P Okay. The horizon is - it's probably cutting
through on us,
330:10:38 C Oh, should I pitch it up a little more?
330:10:44 C It should be right at the top of the window, so
I may pitch it a little more.
330:10:47 P All right.
330:10:50 P Yes, pitch up.
330:10:51 C All right. We're coming up.
330:11:02 C How's that?
330:11:04 P Okay. Turn out your light a second.
330:11:09 P Okay. Your pitching up looks good. I'll tell you
when to stop it,
330:11:16 P Okay. Stop it.
330:11:21 C Okay.
330:11:22 P Okay. You lost rae there a little bit. It's ...
You're about, you're about three quarters of the
way . . .
330:11:30 C All right.
330:11:45 P Okay. If my other computations are right, you
have a 60-degree bank angle. Nominal.
330:11:57 P You have almost no scale readings.
330:11:59 C Keep telling me about that horizon ... I think I
can almost see it now, n^yself .
330:12:04 P I can see it,
330:12:06 C We need to pitch up a little more.
330:12:07 C That's right,
330:12:26 G How does that look?
330:12:28 P That looks good.
330:12:30 P That looks good.
330:12:33 C Like that?
330:12:35 P Yes.
330:12:40 P Boy, those Retros really warm you, don't they?
330:12:42 C Yes.
330:12:45 P Listen, I had my finger half way through that -
this console too. I wasn't about to ...
330:12:57 P And one other thing. Tiger.
330:12:59 C Yes.
330:13:01 P This thing counts up from Retrofire. Remember
that big argument we had?
330:13:13 C I guess so.
330:13:14 P I've got ... How mimy do you have?
330:13:16 C 14:15.
330:13:23 P 21:26.
330:13:24 C How much?
330:13:25 P 28:01 for RET RB.
330:13:33 P You all set to take g's?
330:13:34 C I don't know. Are you?
330:13:35 P I've got a full bladder.
330:13:57 C How we doing up there?
330:13:59 P Good. I have the horizon. You could pitch down
a little bit - pitch up in the sky a little bit
more. We're coming to light now. Now put your
■ • •
330:14:09 G Yes, I am. I pitch down, right?
330:14:11 P Yes.
330:14:13 P Yes, one ring, right?
330:14:15 C Yes.
330:14:18 P One ring pulse.
330:14:21 C Right.
330:14:59 C How's it going? Can you still see the horizon?
330:15:01 P Yes, she's right up there at the top of the
330:15:04 P You're looking good.
330:15:06 C Okay.
330:15:07 P No rolls in the ... at this thing. There's
330:15:16 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. We're ready for the
Pilot ' s blood pressure .
330:15:21 G Roger. He's not ready yet.
330:15:23 CC Okay.
330:15:33 P ... horizon. I don't care about my blood pressure.
330:15:34 CC Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP COM. Your lit horizon
shoitLd occur at 22 minvttes elapsed time from
330:15:40 C Roger.
330:15:41 CC You'll be at 21 nautical - 61 nautical niiles
altitude at that time.
330:15:47 C Thank you. Do you see it, Jim - the horizon still?
330:15:49 P No.
330:16:11 P This is it. Guaymas, we're going to have to go
for the blood pressure on this p>ass.
330:16:27 CC Roger.
330:16:42 P I can't see a dam thing out there.
Do you have the horizon now?
What's your time?
Do you have the hori:zon?
Neither do I. It's probably ...
You're probably pitched up too much.
You probably pitched up - there's the horizon
front . ...
Okay, yes I Yes, there you are!
How is it? I can't see it over here yet.
You have the horizon yet?
This time you've got it too. Look out.
Okay. Hold it up ...
Retro time ... on at Delta-P.
You're looking good.
Got both C-Bands on. You want the Band on
I don't think it'll help much. You can turn i
on if you want to.
Are you hot?
No, not particularly.
Yes, that's pretty good, Frank.
Yes, it looks like we're right on it now, doesn't
Yes, it was a long time trying to get horizon,
though, wasn't it?
Well, it wasn't lit I
330:19:37 P I have this blood pressure bulb, and I don't know
what to do with it. I couldn't ...
• • •
I have 26 bank angle. Here we go.
What time is ...
Don't have it. Roll bank is 28:01.
. , . roll bank.
50 degrees, right?
There's computers ... 50 and 60.
Very good ...
Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston,
Loud and clear.
330:20:41 CC Roger. Have times for you. You ready to copy?
330:20:46 C Roger.
330:20:47 CC RET 400K, 21 plus 14; RET to blackout, 23 plus
50; RET RB, 27 plus 53; bank left 35, bank right
45. RET drogue, 31 plus 32; RET main, 32 plus
52. Do you copy?
330:21:18 C Tell him Roger.
330:21:21 P Roger. Bank left 35 and bank right 45.
330:21:23 CC That's affirmative. RET to Reverse Bank: 27
plus 53 •
330:21:30 G 27 plus 53. Did you call this bank angle as 35,
330:21:35 P No, nol 53: 53, Frank!
330:21:36 CC That is correct. Bank left 35; bank right 45.
330:21:37 P 35, he said. 3 ...
330:21:42 C Thank you.
330:21:42 P Well, I stand corrected.
330:21:45 C Okay.
330:21:47 P 35?
330:21:57 P How can that be? Did we get a copy of this, Frank?
330:21:58 CC lour downrange aeilection should be 10 miles.
330:22:04 C Right. 27:53.
330:22:06 C Yes . . .
330:22:09 P ... 27:53?
330:22:11 C Yes.
330:22:14 C Yes. ... good guys appreciate that.
330:22:16 P I think they're starting to play golf.
Look at that ring that's around us.
27:53* I guess maybe I'm not getting any guidance
from this . . .
Are you there yet?
What time is it supposed to be ... there it is.
• • •
Just about readout, can figure 5 miles.
You're looking good.
You're ... the ... system, right?
What are they?
I don't know, but take a guess.
Yes, they are. Look at those patterns off the
I've got all kinds of junk on the nose section.
... to get up.
What are they?
330:24:49 P What?
330:24:58 P Don't forget 3 g'£3.
330:25:01 C They're not - they're not even at warm yet, Jim,
330:25:04 P Oh, come on now.
330:25:05 C I'm not kidding you.
330:25:06 P I still think about 20.
330:25:07 C I know it.
330:25:42 P What are the g's now?
330:25:45 C The g's now are 1 1/2.
330:25:47 P Are you serious?
330:25:48 C Yes.
330:25:52 P I can't believe it. Boy, that nose section is
330:26:28 C Okay, the g's new
330:26:40 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you
330:26:42 C 3 g's.
330:26:47 C How do the ... look to you ...?
330:26:49 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you
330:26:50 P Looks like we're going to hold our ...
330:26:52 C How?
330:26:58 P Okay.
330:26:59 P Looks okay.
330:27:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
330:27:18 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
330:27:25 C Okay.
330:27:26 C How are you hacking it?
330:27:27 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
330*27:28 P Okay.
330:27:31 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read?
330:27:38 C Loud and clear.
330:27:40 CC Roger. Could you give us your guidance indication?
330:27:45 C ... bringing it down the range and about half-way
across range to the right — pardon me - to the
330:27:49 CC Roger.
330:27:51 CC Say again - your downrange.
330:27:54 C Right on nominal.
330:27:57 CC Roger. Right on the nominal.
330:28:15 CC Gemini VII, have an update on your drogue and
main time. Be ready to copy.
330:28:21 P What are the g's?
Coining down to 3.
Okay. We've got a bias on our needle.
330:28 : 28
hpvp a ViiP^ on miT* npprilp*
We're going to give off 100,000.
Gemini VII, Houston, Your drogue time
26; your main time, 32 plus 46.
• • •
How you looking there. Ace?
Okay, ... RATE COMMAND.
• • •
• • •
Stand by for drogue, it's 50.
Roger. It's about 70 right now.
Just ran out of rods.
... Okay, 50. ...
* « *
Stand by for 35.
Drogue • s ...
t * •
All these fuels look GO.
Okay. Pump Motor Valve A and B
... They're closed.
... 26 ... Coming dovm.
Right, Go ahead.
Area ... 35 . • •
Okay, stand by for ... in sync.
* * •
I've got them out.
That's 13, right?
330:30:51 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Standing hj for your main
330:30:52 C Right-
330:30:54 P 13.
330:30:59 C 13, 12, ...
330:30:60 C Take your time.
330:31:01 P Here we go!
330:31:02 P Main chute.
330:31:03 C Main chute.
330:31:05 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Standing by for your main
330:31:06 C Do you read me. Mother?
330:31:07 P There we go!
330:31:OS C Okay. ...
330:31:21 P Okay, wait a second now. Let's ... Okay, now!
330:21:25 C Behave yourself!
330:31:29 C It looks good to me!
330:31:30 P It looks good to me, too!
330:31:31 C How's it going out there, Buddy?
330:31:32 P Okay.
330:31:34 C Ride 'em, cowboy!
330:31:35 P All right. Get up.
330:31:36 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Can you confirm main?
330:31:40 P Roger. Main voltage looks okay.
Roger. Main confirmed.
Roger, ... and it looks okay.
Okay. Let's go with the check list.
. . . check list , All right ,
, , , down .
Do anything to temps.
Okay. Let's get it back in there, ,,,
Okay. . . .
Yes, let's close it before it spills out over here.
Okay, 2000 ... down.
... Right .
Yes. Wait a second, that's water seal down.
Right, water seal down.
Okay, Cabin antenna up.
Cabin antenna is up.
Okay. Hatch ... unlocked?
Recovery, this is Gemini VII, orbiting through
Well - we got it on the Gemini VII. When we
flew . . .
How are the transmissions?
Gemini VII, can you confirm landing attitude?
Can you confirm landing attitude?
Roger. Almong attitude.
Okay, Rescue . . .
Right. Rescue picking up ... blood pressure ...
landings ... hit the ground, right?
Okay. All circuit breaker switches open.
Okay. We've got to do something real fast, Jim.
Very good. Antenna extension on 30 seconds. Okay.
... UHF. Okay, here we go. Voice control.
Voice Control circuit breaker closed.
Voice Control circuit breaker. Audio UHF T/R
circuit breaker closed.
UHF circuit breaker closed.
Okay. HF T/R circuit breaker closed.
Gemini VII, RKV ,,, I have you in sight ,..
Roger. Thank you ... how far are we?
Roger. Thank you ... That's all.
UHF with that.
All right. What's next?
Okay. We're okay. Next as post-landing
really. Come on.
... post landing.
Okay. Do you have the Attitude Indicator Alinement
circuit breaker open?
Attitude Indicating Aline circuit breaker?
Okay. Indicating Control Retro circviit breaker
Indicating Control - -
You got the barometric pressure and the altimeter?
Right. ... Stand by pressure, ...
Okay. Frank, I'm going to ... back on the line.
No , . . touch a dam thing. . . .
Computer mode in PRELADNCH in 48 seconds.
Thank you, Jim.
Okay. ... G-Band Number 1 and 2. Is that dial shut
330:35:04 C Yes.
330:35:05 P ACME Bias Power off.
330:35:06 C Okay.
330:35:07 R That's affirmative, Mark flag. On your Mark.
Flag . I have you in sight .
330:35:10 P RCS heaters off. Scans are okay. Computer in
PRELAUNCH, Computer Power off. Platform off, . . .
off, AC Power is off, RCS circuit breakers are
open. We're got those open, right?
330:35:25 C Right.
330:35:26 P Okay.
330:35:34 C Are these open or closed?
330:35:36 P All those should be open.
330:35:38 C They're open. Right?
330:35:39 P Yes.
330:36:18 C Gemini VII ...
330:36:25 R ... directly overhead. I read you loud and clear,
330:37:42 C ... Roger ... over..
330:37:46 R ... 280.12, 280.12,, Passing overhead.
330:38:13 R Gemini VII. ... you all still okay down there?
330:38:17 C That's affimative. Flight.
330:38:18 R Roger ...
330:38:24 R I understand you do want to be picked up and
transported by "helo" back to us?
330:38:29 C That's correct.
330:38:31 R Okaj* 12 miles off. Very close.
330:38:33 C Thank you.
330:39:30 R This is Air Boss ... affirmative ...
330:39:48 R VII. ...
330:39:49 C You don't need this ... now do you?
330:39:52 R We have it now. We're right over here.
330:39:55 C Okay. I think I'll retract it. It's ...
330:39:57 R Oh, Roger.
330:40:05 R ... Gemini VII ...
330:40:50 R This is Air Boss 1. Looks like you're rolling
around just a little bit down there, Gemini VII.
Not too bad, though,
330:40:56 C ... too good to me.
330:Z4l:04 P ... do you have the parachute in sight ...?
330:41:10 R ... affirmative. The parachute is in sight, I
do not have the R and I Section at this time.
330:41:17 C ... parachute ...
330:41:22 R Roger. Go ahead.
330:42:43 R .,, now have four "helos" overhead ...
330:42:47 C Thank you.
330:43:09 R ... Put another smoke in for them,
330:43:47 R Roger, Come up HF, ... Put one man on the chute,
330:46:36 R Gemini VII, are you still okay?
330:46:46 R Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Air Boss. Are you all
still riding okay?
330:46:49 P Roger. Okay.
330:46:50 R Roger,
330:50:23 R Gemini VII, Air Boss. It rides a little better
vfith that collar, doesn't it?
330:50:29 R Roger, The air - spacecraft rides a little better
with that collar attached, doesn't it?
POST LANDING ON-BOARD
(No Time Available)
P See anything . . .
C ... do anything else,
P Go back a little ways,
C Let's get up that HF antenna.
P Okay, up*
P She going up?
C Yes, sure is.
P Just fine. How do you read?
P Okay. Hey, you want to ... throiigh that. I
have to get the blood pressure out.
C Turn off two main batteries and that squib battery,
P 1 and 2.
C Shoot i We must have missed it further than Wally
C There she is right there,
C The '^ifhatchamlcallit".
C The ...
P Give them a call.
C We're just fine here. Buzz. How are you?
C How far away from the carrier?
C That's correct. How far away is the Wasp?
C Thank you.
P You son of a gun! We beat them, or didn't we?
C Okay, go through the check list and let's get
this thing squared away now ... We did that ...
P Actually they go on over our flight suits?
C All right, Jim, tbsy're going to be here in a
minute. Let's not change yet.
C Once they do ...
P Oh, yes.
P ... reentry , . .
P Do you feel any - do you feel any dizziness?
C Just a little, not bad though,
P I mean I don't feel, any dizziness at all.
C ... Stand by, VII.
C You don't need this HF DF on do you?
C ... practice to keep , , ,
C • • •
P Yes. We got anythjjig else here? I think I did
that stuff. We got anything else?
C That was the first thing we did this morning.
C *.. closed, ... closed, ... closed.
P Okay, what else?
C • ■ •
C All switches off except C-Bands 1 and 2.
P Okay. What else?
C Rescue beacon without light.
P Okay, we've got it on.
C DC-DC ... converter closed.
C DC-DC ... converter closed,
C DC-DC converter closed. It's all right.
C ... closed.
C Tape Recorder Power circuit breaker closed.
C BIO-MED Recorders 1 and 2, CONTINUOUS.
P Okay. ...
C Main Battery switches on.
P They're on,
C The ... changes with the waves,
C But it's not on the other one, is it ,.,
C • ■ •
C Steel Battery 3 on.
C All right.
C Okay, we're on the ground recording ...
P Very good.
C Thank you. You wajit to take off the suits. ...
C Let's take off the suits.
P I want to take some pictures, but I can't get
anything out of here.
P Okay. Let's try for a ... This picture's home-
C ... circuit breakers on except on your lead.
P Okay. Let's make !3ure ... good. What do you
leave on, Frank?
C Only thing you leave on is a Main Battery switch.
Rescue Beacon circuit breaker closed and Rescue
Beacon without lights,
P Okay, Rescue . . .
P You want to leave these on?
P Let's make sure you've got everything in it.
C ... get ready to go to the helicopter.
P Okay. That looks good. Now what?
P I think we'd better put this on.
C All right, Jim.
C I don 't know . . .
P ... how'd they get up here?
P That so.
P Hey, yoor lights are on ...
P Boy, it feels good to be down on that old aqua
P Can you hear this?
C Roger, Okay.
P UDT 21.
C What's that?
P Underwater demolition team.
P That happens when we both see things . . .
C SoTinds good ... open hatch.
C Roger, 3 minutes. Sounds great! Can I open
the hatch now?
C Say again,
C There's a heck of a lot of them, friend!
P ... aqua firma!
C Right. I'm swre glad to be out of here!
P Yes. ... on now. She's riding pretty nicely.
Look at that weather out there! It's beautiful!
P ... you aire do luck out on weather. Look at
that ! ...
P Well, if we'd flown out you'd know we'd been up
C That's our innovation, Jim, that repro's got.
P It doesn't look like it'll last long, though.
P It's not going to last long.
C ... don't forget your - your "whatchamicallit".
C You know, your survival . . .
P Oh, yes.
C Yes it does ... We're sure glad you're all here!
C I don't mean daisy about that, I'm pooped! I
haven't slept well in two weeks.
P Recorder tape's off.