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Pages 675 - 1012 



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232:58:29 


C 


Go ahead, Houston. Gemini VII. 


232:58:31 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston. Place your Crossover ON, and 
request an on-board readout of 2C . 


232:58:43 


C 


2C is dovm to 2 amps. 


232:58:51 


C 


You read, Houston? 


232:58:53 


CC 


Roger, Gemini VII. Thank you. 


232:58:56 


C 


Roger. Did you get my message about the platform? 


232:58:59 


CC. 


That's affirmative. We're considering that now, 
Frank. 


232:59:02 


C 


I think . . to turn the platform on under these 
circumstances . 


232:59:07 


CC 


Roger, We'll be back with you on the next state- 
side jAsa. 


232:59:16 


CC 


Incidentally, you wondered about your orbit. Tour 
present orbit, from tracking, for the last state- 
side pass was 163.I by 159.7. 


232:59:28 


C 


Thank you. 


232:59:31 


CC 


GET of Gemini VI lift-off is about 258:07- 


232:59:58 


C 


Houston, Gemini VII. 


233:00:00 


CC 


Gemini VII, GO. 


233:00:01 


C 


This 429, 237:04:02 ... RAD 2. 


233 :00:10 


CC 


Say again. Say again, Gemini VII. 


233:00:20 


C 


Sequence 429, D-4/D-7, is that RAD 2? 


233:00:25 


CC 


That's 02, Sequence 02. 


233:00:30 


c 


That's Mode 02, but what about the RAD? 


233:00:49 


CC 


We'll be back with you on the next stateside pass, 
Gemini VII. I'm not sure I'm reading. 



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Okay. 

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 
recorder. 

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 . . . 



CARNARVON 

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. 
For good? 

Negative. Just for this pass. 
Okay. 

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 
RAD 2? 

Say again, Gemini VII? 

D-4/D-7: Sequence - D-4/D-7 - Sequence 429. I 

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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 

out. 

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 

ground. 



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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 
seconds . 



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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 
seconds . 

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 . 



GUAms 

Gemini VII, Guaymas CAP CCM. Place your T/M 
switch to REAL-TIKE and ACQ-AID position. 

Roger, Guaymas, 

Roger. We have it. Place your adapter C-Band to 
CONTINUOUS, please. 

Roger, Guaymas. 

Everything looks real good here on the ground. We 
don't have anything special for you. We'll be 
standing by. 

Roger , Understand . 

Gemini VII, Houston. 

Go ahead, Houston. 

Good morning. 

Good morning to you. 

Hi, Houston! 

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. 



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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 
transducer . 

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 

one . 

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? 

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233:56:33 
233:56:37 
233:56:38 
233:56:42 
233:56:53 

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 

fairly lengthy. 

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? 



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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, 

EUiot? 

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 

question, Frank. 

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. 

CANARY ISLANDS 
234:12:03 CC Gemini VII, Canary. 



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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, 

Canary. 

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 . . . 



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CARNARVON 



234:46:59 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon. Would you turn your T/M 

switch to the REAL-TIME and ACQ-AID position, 
please? 

234:47:06 C Roger, Carnarvon. 

234:47:08 CC Roger. We have it. Turn your adapter C-Band to 

CONTINUOUS . 

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. 

CARNARVON 

234:53:49 P Carnarvon, Fuel Cell Control circuit breaker 2 

going off. 

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. 

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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 

ECS please. 

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 

pressure, please? 

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. 



HAWAII 

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 

interested. 

235:10:43 C Thank you. 

235:15:09 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM. 



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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 

in? 

235:15:45 C CCfmND. 

235:15:46 CC Okay. 

235:15:53 C We've been doing it manually over the other 

stations, Hawaii. 

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. 

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TEXAS 



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. 

HOUSTON 

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 
minute ago, 

235:32:10 C We just saw White Sands, and Holloman had some 

clouds over it, but it wasn't too bad. 



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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. 

Negative . 

Roger. 

The Surgeon would like to talk to you for a minute 
here. We need an evaluation of your airflow 
condition. 

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 
all? 

. . . the air flows across us in this position. 
Okay. 

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 
about that. 

How did you decide on this position, Frank? Is 
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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, 

have you? 

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. 



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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 
pass. 

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. 



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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 

breakers . 

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 . 

CARNARVON 

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 

with you. 

236:24:40 CC Go ahead. 

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236:24:41 C D-4/D-7 at 238:18:40. We copy pitch 63 doim, yaw 

90 left. 

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 
at it? 

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. 

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236:44:05 


P 


Got a radar? 


236:44:11 


C 


Right on it. 


236:44:15 


P 


40 degrees above the horizon. 


236:44:23 


P 


Recorder off. 


236:44:28 


P 


Report that . . . 


236:44:35 


C 


Yes. 


236:44:40 


P 


We're 40 degrees up. We're angled 40 degrees, Frank. 
About 45 now. Keep climbing, keep going from south- 
west to northeast. 


236:44:40 


c 




236:44:59 


P 


Moving from northeast to southwest, right? Okay, 
make a recovery of the . . . 


236:45:23 


p 


Okay, I'm ... Turn the equipment off. 


236:46:59 


c 


Yea. We're back to normal. 




c 


Let roe get this photograph, Jim. I don't want to 
yaw all way around. Okay. 

HAWAII 


236:48:54 


cc 


Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM. 


236:48:58 


c 


This is VII, Go ahead, Hawaii. 


236:48:59 


cc 


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. 


236:49:15 


c 


Roger. Will do. 


236:49:21 


cc 


Are you GO for the D-Jf/D-7 this pass? 


236:49:25 


c 


We're GO as far as we know. 



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CC 


Roger. 


236:49:30 


P 


Here goes . ... 


236:49:40 


C 


• « • 


236:49:42 


P 


Hawaii. 


236:49:47 


P 


. . . Okay, read off the . . . 


236:50:11 


P 


a « • 


236:50:20 


C 


What? 


236:50:32 


c 


Yes, vfe can take the Gemini photograph, Jim. 


236:50:37 


p 


. . . circuit breaker open? . . . Okay, . . . 


236:51:25 


p 


■ • • 


236:51:35 


c 


That was on a northeast, southwest track. 


236:51:36 


p 


Risht. We cassed un a narlod of L'i dstrrmmm 


236:53:37 


c 


C&n^'b control the ... thot*© and nirti** jiV»nii+ 


236:53:38 


p 


24 1/2 . . a lot of DOwer on it 


236:53:56 


p 


Okay. At 02 I turn on the transmitter. 


236:54:03 


c 


• fa 




c 


Might as well get around their altitude. 




p 
c 


Right. Ciet in position. 


236:54:35 


p 


• • > 

Pitch 45 degrees down. 36 degrees right. 




n 

0 


Kignt . 


236:54:54 


c 


There's 10 right. 


236:56:25 


p 


Okay. Tou have 25 degrees more. 


236:56:26 


c 


Got away. 



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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 . . . 



CALIFORNIA 

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 

run. 

237:00:06 P Roger. 

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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? 



237:02:33 


CC 


Roger . 


237:02:35 


P 


Carnarvon said they were. 


237:02:38 


CC 


Roger. Looks good now. 


237:03:04 


C 


Our REAL-TIME transmitter is on. 






TEXAS 


237:05:27 


CC 


Ignition. 


237:05:33 


CC 


Burn out. 


237:06:04 


CC 


Water braking now. VII. 


237:06:07 


P 


Roger. We're ... it. 


237:06:09 


CC 


Say again. 


237:06:13 


p 


We have it. 


237:06:15 


CC 


Roger . 


237:06:58 


CC 


Did you have it all the way on that, VII? 


237:07:01 


p 


Roger. We can't see much. We saw a little smoke. 






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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 

then. 

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. 

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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 
ready. 



237:09:02 


P 


All set. 


237:09:04 


CC 


Okay. 


Did you get the Tj? 


237:09:07 


P 


Roger. 




237:09:08 


CC 


Okay. 


Stand by for the update on your computer. 


237:09:34 


P 


Okay. 


Update the computer. 


237:09:45 


CC 


Okay. 


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; 



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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 

CELL O2? 

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 
now. 

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 
any changes. 

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. 

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presume . 

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. 

237:18:02 C 

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 

recorder. 

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. 



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Thank yoii. 

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. 

Roger. Copy. 

Captain Brentnall breathing dovm my neck. 

That's for sure. 

You know why we slowed down? 

Why? 

We tracked them. 

You want to track them? 



Lovell dumping urine at 237:40. 
Right . 

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 
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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 

you read? 

237:43:37 P ..go ahead, 

237:43:43 CC I'll wait a minute. We don't have a very good 

connection. 

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. 

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237:46:31 CC Did you copy the other information? Carnarvon will 

be in contact with you on this. 



CARNARVON 

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 
with you? 

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. 



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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 
238:00. 

238:03:56 C Roger. Thank you. 
238:03:58 CC Roger. 

RANCa; mACKER 

238:21:17 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do 

you read? 

238:21:40 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do 

you read? 

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. 

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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. 



HAWAII 



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 
sections. 

238:24:50 C Roger. Doing an O2 purge, both sections, first 

section 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, 

please? 

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 
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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 

OFF position? 

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. 



TEXAS 



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 
surface temperature. 

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 
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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 

leg part? 

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 

are. 

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. 

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Roger . 

Okay, I guess Lovell's ri^t. 69 degrees, 
69 degrees, Roger. 

Gemini VII, do you have any other comments on the 
D-4 rtm? 

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 
swiftly. 

Roger. 

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. 

Very well. 



ANTIGUA 



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 
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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 
do that. 

Roger . 

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. 

Roger . 

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. 

Roger . 



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. 



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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. 

HAWAII 

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 

exercise . 

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. 

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2J+0:05:00 P Power circuit breaker is closed. 

240:05:53 CC Do you have your Delay Time Transmitter circuit 

breaker pxilled? 

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. 

CALIFORNIA 

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 
one. 

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. 

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Go ahead, Frank. 

Who's giving us all these goodies? 
Say again? 

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 
thing. 

Okay. 

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. 

Roger. 

As far as GT-VI, they have a tigjit schedule and 
they're still working on it. We aren't 100 percent 
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240:13:11 


C 


Thank you. 


240:13:38 


C 


in 1 ■? rt+ -i « +'hi» nT an +r» 1 AAve tha sauib ba't'bsri.es 
off the line until reentry now? 


240:13:44 


cc 


That's a possibility, VII. We're continuing to 
monitor it and we may very well do that. 


240:13:51 




1 name you . 






R**m-iTii VTT Houston. Did Hawaii cive you a brief- 
ing on the tape recorder? 


240:U:37 


C 


Negative . 


240:1409 


CC 


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 

one . 


240:14:50 


C 


Did they get any T/M on the shot? 


240:U:54 


00 


Say again. 


240:14:56 


C 


Did Retro get any T/M on reentry? 


240:15:09 


CC 


They got data on the ground, Gemini VII. 


240:15:13 


C9 


They did get data on the ground. Thank you. 


240:15:15 


CC 


This IS affirmative. 


240:15:25 


CC 


They received 8 minutes of data on the ground, VII. 


240:15:30 


c 


Roger . 


240:16:40 


CC 


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. 


240:16:52 


p 


Roger. I'll send the blood pressure right now. 
I'm starting to do the second part of the purge. 
. . . doing the last part . 



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240:16:58 CC Roger. 



TEXAS 



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 

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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. 

TANANARIVE 

240:57:09 CC Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read? 

240:57:28 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. How do 

you read? 

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 

a half. 

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 

with Atlanta. 

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 

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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. 

Roger . 

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 
your mouth. 

Yes. 

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 
the minimum. 



Concur because no matter •vrfiat ... says there's still 
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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 . . . 



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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. 

Roger . 

I think it • s logical . . . 

Hawaii, I have a flight plan report ... 

Go ahead with your flight plan report. 



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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 

other headset? 

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, 

please? 

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 
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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 
the cabin. 

Okay, very good. Here's what we'd like you to do 
with 2-Charlie. 

Go ahead. 

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 
2-Charlie off. 

Roger, and they'll have you put it back on over the 
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241:40:48 P Roger. 

241:40:53 CC And at that time we'd like you to turn your circuit 

breaker off. 

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 
for us. 

241:41:41 P Will do. 
241:41:42 CC Okay. 

241:41:46 P Hawaii, that time again was 241:50. Is that 

correct? 

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 
that. 

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. 

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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 . . . 

241:47:59 C 



GUAIMAS 

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. 

241:50:32 C 

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 

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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 

CCMMAND position. 

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 • 

241:54:47 C 

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. 

242:00:22 C 

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It was a .. scope but, 'however, resolution is 
very poor; it fades the picture, very hard to see 
through . . . 

242:02:34 C 
242:02:50 P 
242:03:18 C 

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 

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light on? 

. . bring you up on what ' s been happening . 
Okay. 

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 
readout, please? 

Roger. I read 16 percent. 16 to 17 percent. 

Roger. We'd like an OAMS source helim pressure 
readout . 

Roger. It's approxiinately 1250. 
Roger . 

Gemini VII, RKV. I've got a block update for you 
when you are ready to copy. 

Go ahead. 

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. 

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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 

you? 

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 ... 

242:16:08 C 

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 
though . 

242:21:37 C Another item, CSD, is the humidity indicator on the 

Temperature Gage 2. Negative temperature. I found 
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... 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 
one. 

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. 



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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 
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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. 

Okay. 

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. 

Right. 

Now this was normal most of the day and evening 
last night when we were on. 

Right. 

And we've got 2-Charlie up to about 3.7 at RKV LOS. 

It's over 4 now, 4 l/2. 

Okay. 

This is the only logical conclusion we can come up 
to right now, but as I said, we did get a definite 
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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 
blobs . 

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 

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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 

fixed up. 

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, 
08:49:04. 

242:56:19 C Roger. Understand. 75-5 degrees east. 

242 : 56 : 22 CC Affirmative . 

HAWAII 

243:12:33 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP CCM. 
243:12:34 C Go ahead, Hawaii, Gemini VII. 

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243:12:35 


CC 


Okay. Which lights do you have on? 


243:12:38 


C 


We have them both on. 


243:12:39 


CC 


Okay. We agree vdth you here on the ground. How 
you doing? 


243:12:43 


C 


Okay. We'd like to get the light out; one of them 
anyway. 


243:12:45 


CC 


So would we. 


243:12:49 


c 


Do you have any words of wisdom? 


243:12:50 


CC 


I'm only one of the 1000 people vtio have an idea 
on it. 


243:12:57 


c 


No instructions though, right? 


243:12:59 


CC 


Nothing as yet. They'll have the UHF 6 over the 
RKV, if that'll make you feel better. 


243:13:03 


c 


Okay. 


243:13:24 


CC 


They think they've got a handle on it. 


243:13:28 


C 


Okay. 


243:13:29 


CC 


After you complete the purge they'll probably talk 
to you over Tananarive and then they'll have a 
little discussion with you then. 


243:13:36 


c 


Roger . 

KOoili tMJl VICTOR 


243:45:53 


CC 


Gemini VII, RKV CAP CCM. 


243:45:55 


c 


Gro ahead, RKV. Gemini VII, 


243:45:58 


CC 


Roger. We're standing by for your purge. 


243:46:00 


c 


Roger. We're GO. 


243:46:09 


p 


Purging Section 1, completed first. 



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243:46:12 


CC 


Roger . 


243:46:21 


CC 


Would you place the Quantity Read switch to ECS Oj? 


243:46:27 


P 


Roger. ECS O^. 


243:46:39 


CC 


Woiold you place the switch to FUEL CELL Hj? 


243:46:44 


p 


FUEL CELL 


243:46:57 


cc 


Okay. Would you place the switch back to FUEL CELL 
O2 and we'd like to leave it there for the rest of 
the night. 


243:47:36 


cc 


Gemini VII, RKV. 


243:47:39 


c 


Go ahead, please. 


243:47:40 


cc 


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. 


243:48:00 


c 


Roger. Understand. Minimum 490 for hydrogen. 


243:48:10 


c 


Can you give us bedtime rules for the two red 
Delta-P lights, please? 


243:48:13 


cc 


We're working on it. In fact, we'll give you a 
real good briefing over Tananarive. 


243:48:19 


c 


Okay. 


243:48:22 


cc 


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 
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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. 



TANANARIVE 

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 
to listen. 

244:08:08 C Roger. 

244:08:09 CO Okay. We believe here that \rtien the sudden transfer 

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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. 

Very well. 

Okay. Now, you've got Section 1 Delta-P off and 
Section 2 Delta-P on. Right? 

Gemini VII, EBouston. 

Go ahead. 

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. 

Okay. 

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254:25:26 P Lovell completes urine at 254. 
C ... drink of water . 

C ... trap Dad . . . 

P All you have to do just - spill . . . 

C What? 
P 
C 

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. 
P 

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 Okay. 

C Item 3. 

P ... two • , . 

C ... Houston, but I didn't get it all out ... 
P 

C Okay. 

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P 

C ... you say. 

P 

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, 

please . 

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. 

254:53:50 C 

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. 



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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 

sleep report. 

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 
water. 

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 ... 

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254:55:55: CC Copy 3798. 

254:56:03 CC Gemini VII, Houston Surgeon. How was your comfort 

last night? 

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- 
able? 

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 
Surgeon out. 

254:56:33 CC Gemini VII, Houston. I have a flight plan update 

for you. 

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 

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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 
RETRACT position? 

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! 
255:03:59 C 
255:04:06 P 

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. 

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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. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

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 
temp. 

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. 

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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 

oral temperature. 

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, 

please . 

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. 

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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. 

CARNARVON 

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 

on? 

255:41:07 C Circuit going ON. 

255:41:10 CC Roger. And we're standing by for your GO/NO-GO 

readings . 

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? 



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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, 
5300. 

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. 
Transmitting Tj^. 

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, 

first? 

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. 

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How's everything in Australia? 

Oh, it's real fine this morning, and how's it going 
up there? 

Well, pretty good. 
Roger . 

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 
Command Pilot? 

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 
about it. 

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 
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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 
there. 

It's been a long wait. 
Yes sir. It sure has. 

GUAmS 

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- 
ing by. 

A cool beer, Guaymas. 

Roger. We'll see vtiat we can do about that. 

TEXAS 

Gemini VII, Houston. 
Go ahead, Houston. 

Roger. Would you place your C-Adapter Beacon 
switch CONTINUOUS. 

C-Adapter Beacon switch has been CONTINUOUS. 
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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 
satisfactorily. 

Great ! 

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. 

Thank you. 

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 
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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 

shape. 

256:27:24 CC Okay. 

256:29=30 CC Jim, this is CH3. I've got a special message for 

you. 

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. 



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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. 

CANARY ISLAND 

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 

unconsxaned items? 

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, 

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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. 



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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. 

Thank you. 

Tried to look for you this morning, but it was 
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256:52:50 C Looks beautifia up here. 

TANANARIVE 

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. 

CARNARVON 

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 

covers removed. 

257:22:31 P Good. 

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HOUSTON 



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. 

GUAIMAS 

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 

standing by. 

258:17:59 CC Roger. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

258:19:14 CC VII, Canary. 

258:19:16 C Go ahead, Canary. Gemini VII. 



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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. 

KANO 



258:26:03 P7 Gemini CAP CCM. V/e're ... a while until we get 

our radiator working right? 



258:26:09 


CC 


Roger . 






258:26:13 


CC 


What did he say, Canary? 






258:26:14 


P7 


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HOUSTON 






258:27:36 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston CAP CCM. 


How do 


you read? 


258:27:40 


P7 


This is VII. Loud and clear. 






258:27:46 


CC 


Roger. Stand by, VII. 






258:27:49 


P7 


This is VII. Loud and clear, 


Houston. 


258:27:51 


CC 


Roger. Stand by, VII. 






258:28:31 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston. Have an 


update 


for you. 


258:28:40 


cc 


Gemini VII, Houston. Do you 


read? 




258:28:43 


P7 


Roger. Stand by. 







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Go ahead. 

Time: 259j15:00; purge fuel cells at Hawaii. 
Roger. 

TANANARIVE 

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 
time. 

VII. Roger. 
... VII. 

Yes, stand by. I got the Cape. Don't have that 
now. 

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. 

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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 
don't know. 

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. 

P Okay. 

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Yes. 

I've got him again. 

You have him in the blackness? 

Yes. 

Right at us. 
You have him? 
Yes. 

Tracking hijn. 

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. 

Okay. 

Easy on the fuel now. 

Now 1547 is not as important as the fuel to turn 
around. 

« • • 

Yes. Okay. 

There we turned late but - there ' s no way . . . turn 
around again. 

• • « 

We didn't see the lift-off and we tracked them for 
several seconds . Maybe for a minute or two . . . 

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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)-. 

CABNARVON 

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. 

CAHTON 

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 

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259:19:20 

259:19:27 
259:19:28 
259:19:29 
259:19:31 

259:19:^5 

259:19:^ 
259:19:50 

259:20:04 
259:20:08 

259:20:18 
259:20:19 
259:20:22 

259:26:23 
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will be at 260:00 and th.at will be to power-up and 
switch coolant pumps. Do you copy? 



HAWAII 



CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. Your adapter C-Band 
switch to the COMTIHUOUS position, please. 

C7 It»s in CONTIHUOUS. 

CC Roger, 

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. 

C7 Roger. 

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- 
up. 

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. 

CC Roger. 

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. 



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259:26:37 CC Okay. FUEL CELL O2 position. 

CALIFORNIA 

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 
minute. 

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. 

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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 
back. 

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 

you read? 

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. 



260:00:26 


C7 


Houston, do you want the ccmputer on . . . or power- 
up? Over. 


260:00:32 


CC 


You don't need to put that on at this time, VII. 


260:00:38 


C7 


Roger, 


260:00:57 


CC 


We're going on over to VI again, Gemini VII, to 
update their maneuver again. Talk to you later. 


260:01:05 


C7 


Okay. 

TAHANARIVE 


260:14:56 


CC 


Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read? 


260:15:19 


CC 


Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read? 


260:15:22 


C7 


Loud and clear, Elliot. Go ahead. 


260:15:21+ 


CC 


We'd like to read out on your QAMS quantity. 


260:15:51 


07 


Houston. Gemini VII. 


260:15:53 


CC 


Go ahead. We'd like to read out on your QAMS 



quantity. 



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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 


C7 


Very good. 


260:16:29 


CC 


You guys finished lunch and getting the suits on? 


260:16: 35 


C7 


Got the suits on. 


260:l6:37 


CC 


Suits on. Roger. 


260:17:07 


C7 


Gemini VII. 


260:17:12 


CC 


Go ahead J VII. 



CAMARVON 

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. 



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HAWAII 



260: 5^+: 35 


CC 


Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. 


260:5i+:38 


P7 


This is VII, Go ahead, Hawaii. 


260: 5^+:^ 


CC 


Okay. How axe you doing? We're showing you GO, 


260:54: Us 


P7 


Roger. Got a . . . 


260:5U:i(9 


CC 


How about turning your transponder on at this time? 


260: 5U: 53 


P7 


Roger. 


260:5^:56 


C7 


Transponder is on. 


260:55:03 


CC 


Okay. 


260:55:10 


C7 


Will you give us the GET of VI, please? 


260:55:12 


CC 


Okay. I'll give you the GET of VI. 


260: 55:18 


CC 


l68 minutes on my Mark. 


260:55:23 


CC 


MARK. 


260:55:27 


CC 


Want another hack? 


260:55:30 


C7 


No, thank you. I got it. Thank you very much. 


260:55:32 


CC 


Okay. 


260: 55: ^5 


CC 


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. 


260:55:52 


P7 


Roger. 


260:59:U6 


CC 


VII , Hawaii CAP COM. 


260:59:48 


C7 


Go ahead, Hawaii. 


260:59:50 


CC 


Your cohort there would like to know if you've heard 
hijn call you. 


260:59:52 


C7 


We've heard him talking to Houston but we can't 



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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. 

CALIFORNIA 

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. 



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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. 

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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. 

CARNARVON 

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 
pressure, 

262:08:25 CC Roger, VII. We copy. 

HAWAII 

262:30:32 CC Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. 
262:30:35 C7 Gemini VII, Hawaii. 



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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 

standing by. 

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- 

second. 

262:35:45 C? Outstanding. 
262:35:47 CC Roger. 

HOUSTON 

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 

purge? 

262:52:51 C7 Negative. It's at 266 that it's supposed to be done, 

I believe, 

262:53:07 CC Gemini VII, you should have a fuel cell purge at 

this time. 

262:53:12 C7 Stand by. 

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262:53:32 C7 

262 :53s 3^ CC 

262:5^:08 C? 

263:28:18 P6 

263:28:21 C? 

263:28:23 p6 

263:28:25 C6 

263:28:35 p6 

263:28:39 C? 

263:28:^40 C6 

263:28:42 P6 

263:28:43 C7 

263: 28: 59 C7 

263:29:01 P6 

263:29:03 C7 

263:29:09 p6 

263:29:12 C7 

263:29:22 P7 

263:29:25 P6 

263:29:27 p6 

263:29:50 p6 

263:29:53 P6 

263:29:59 p6 

263:30:00 p6 

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Roger. Purging fuel cell. 
Roger. 

Elliot, the range stopwatch ... 
TAHANARI7E 

, . . "burning are being run pretty well . . . 
Roger. 

...in about 30 degrees, Frank. 
Okay, 

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 

3 minutes. 
Roger. Made it. 

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263:30:03 


P6 


• * * 


263:30:^+4 


P6 


A real dim light up theire ... 


263:30:^7 


Pf 


We'll blink it a couple times. 


263:30:58 


C7 


• . ■ 


263:31:01 


C7 


It's off now. 


263:31:03 


P6 


Okay ... 


263:31:05 


C7 


It's caning on now. 


263:31:07 


P6 


Roger . , , 


263:31:15 


C7 


And we don't have ajiy ACQ lights 


263:31:^ 


P6 


We've about 35 to go. 


263:31:^3 


P7 


Roger. 


263:31:51 


P6 


... 


263:31:59 


G7 


, , . yet . 


263:32:00 


P6 


* * * 


263:32:05 


C7 


You want me to do that or do you 
where I am? I better stay where 


263:32:08 


P6 





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. 

263:50:51 

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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. 

263:51:11 CC 

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. 

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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 
thrusters, 

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- 
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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 

off? 

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 

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264:19:15 
264:19:17 
264:19:18 

264:19:25 
264: 19:29 
264:19:32 
264:19:35 
264:19:37 
264:19:38 
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264: 20: 00 
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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 
off. 

P7 Right. 

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 . . . 
C6 Okay. 

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 
it off? 

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? 

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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 

little bit. 

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 

yours, 

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. 



TEXAS 

264:24:58 CC Gemini VII, Houston. 
264:25:00 C7 Go ahead, Houston, 



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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 

cohtinuous? 

264:26:24 P7 Adapter C-Band COnTIKUOUS. 

264:26:25 C7 

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. 

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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 

day. 

26^4:39:26 

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 

the line, 

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. 

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CC 


Say again. 


26!+:itO:lif 


P7 


31.5 volts. 


261|: to:15 


CC 


Roger, 


264:^40:19 


CC 


What are you reading now? That's 2C current. 


26J+:iW:25 


P7 


2C current is reading 6 amps and closed-circuit 
voltage is a little below 25. 


264:^40:31 


CC 


Roger. 


264:^40:37 


CC 


We're reading 5.5 on 2C on the ground. 


264: 40: 38 


c? 


... RK7, 


264: hO: 44 


CC 


Say again, Gemini VII. 


264:40:46 


C7 


I say we have company tonight. 


264: 40: 48 


CC 


You sure do. We'd like to know how you can see 
ACQ lights on VI. 


264:40:54 


C7 


He doesn't have ACQ lights. 


264:41:00 


P7 


They have a dock light control. 


264:41:03 


CC 


Did they see the dock ligjits? 


264:41:04 


C6 


... one point off. Right, yes. 


264:41:08 


P7 


We picked you up, Wally, when the sun reflected 
your adapter. 


264:41:11 


c6 


Yes. 


264: 43: 51 


CC 


Gemini VII, we'd like you to take 2 -Charlie off 
the line at 265, 


264:43:58 


P7 


Roger. 2 -Charlie off the line at 265 :00'. 


264: 44: 03 


CC 


Roger. 



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. 



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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- 
form up? 

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 

more? 

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. 



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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 
this side? 

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, 

Jim? 

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 

... night. 

265:04:48 P? Okay. 

265:04:55 P6 ... any way you do it. 

265:04:59 17 Between the black marks. 

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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. 

265:07:31 C6 

265:07:34 yj That's right. 

265:08:07 P6 Back up just a little hit. 

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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 

the ... 

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. 

265:09:22 

265:09:21+ Very good. ... on the next flight, 

COASTAL ssmm Quebec 

265:25:15 CC Gemini VII, CSQ. 

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265:25:17 C7 Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini VII. 

265:25:19 CC Roger. Will you give us another reading on 2-Charlie 

open-circuit voltage. 

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 
there. 

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 

15 minutes. 

265:30:00 C? Okay, we'll just coast around here a little bit and 

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265:^0:03 


C6 


Verv sood> 


265: ■^0:08 


C7 


This exDe riment will start in aboirb 1'^ minutes . 
this morning. 


265:30:11 


C6 


Roger . , . Flat node and Node 2, 


265:31:17 


C7 


I know . . . with you. 


265:31:23 


C6 


It ' s looking pretty good. 




G7 




265:31:39 


C7 


Yes, you're right. 


265:31:^1 


C6 


• • « 


265:31:^3 




That's what I mean - there are times when it look 
like there's nothing there. 












HAWAII 


265' h\' 2^ 


C6 


contact. 


265: ^1: 24 


CG 


Gemini VII, Hawaii. 


265:lf2:ll 


CC 


Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP GCM. 


265:42:15 


P6 


Go ahead, Hawaii. VII here. 


265:1+2:17 


CC 


How you doing? 


265:42:18 


P7 


It's great,' Beally outstanding.' 


265:42:20 


CC 


Okay, Give me a readout on 2 -Charlie, please. 


265:42:24 


P7 


Roger, 2-Charlie closed circuit is reading 24.8. 


265:42:27 


CC 


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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. 



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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- 
tion. 

265:^5:33 CO Okay, just leave it there, please. 
265:45:35 Roger. 

265:^46:26 CC VII, Hawaii. Go to FUEL CELL O2 position in Quantity 

Read, 

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, 

VII, 

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 

tonight? 

265:47:51 CC Say again. 

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that stuck transducer. You want me to turn if off 
tonight, Bill? 

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 

tonight. 

265:1+9:53 CC Well, we'll see what's going to happen. Just hang 

in there. 

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 
it. 

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. 

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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 

ready. 

266:l6:i+5 P7 Listen, I want to talk to you about that for a 

second. 

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 
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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 
is good. 

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 

light? 

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. 

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Roger, 

The systems are on. 
Roger, 



TANWrnHIVE 



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- 
ature, 

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- 
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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 
copy. 

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 
Separation bum, 

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 

reentry, Dean. 

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. 

266:41:53 Roger. 

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- 
ing out? 

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 

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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- 

atirre? 

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 

temp survey? 

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- 

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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 

also. 

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 
the wall. 

267:05:06 C7 Roger. I gave that. 

267:05:22 CC Olcay. I guess I didn't copy those. Would you re- 
peat those? 

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? 



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267:15:33 C7 Look over at Five. 

267:15:55 C7 Right. 

267:15:58 P7 We're dumping again. 
267:16:33 P? 

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 

valid? 

267:21:34 CC Okay. I've got a D-4/D-7 time of 267:51:23, That's 

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267: 21: In C7 Roger. I understand BIO MED KumlDer 2 off 280:^:00. 

That's correct? 

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 

outlet hoses? 

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. 

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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 

quantity? 

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 

you, 

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 
copy, 

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 

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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 
that correct? 

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 
rate. 

Okay, RKV. I missed the time of the Evaporator 
switch-off. 

Okay. The time for Evaporator switch-off is 268 
plus 42, 

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 
on? 

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. 

Roger. 

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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 

pressure. 

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 

on. 

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. 



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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 

RADIATOR HEAT. 

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 

substances, 

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. 

268:37:55 C6 

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 
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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 

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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. 

HAWAU 

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 
that item. 

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. 

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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, 

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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 

remeiining. 

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? 

269:00:56 P6 

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 
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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 
breaker, 

269:28:47 P? Okay. Fine, After we purge power-down Section 2 

switch •.. 

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, 

too? 

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 

the ciTrogenics, 

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 
sleep period. 

269:30:06 P7 Roger. How about hydrogen? 



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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 

be kk5, 

269:30:16 F7 Okay. I'll leave it in AUTO. 

269:30:18 CC Roger. 

269:35:^ P6 

269:35:56 P? ... cone on J you want the back light off? 

269:35:58 P6 

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. 

270:02:142 P 

270:02: C Yes, 

270:02:^5 P 

270:02:^46 C Okai% 

270:0i+:15 C Don't throw that away Just yet. 
P 

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, 

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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 

it. 

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 

copy. 

270:16:08 C7 We're ready. 

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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 
early, 

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. 

CANTON 

270:29:57 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do 

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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 
tomorrow. 

This is VII, Houston, ... Houston. Can't read 
you now. 

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. 
Over. 

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 
conditions . 

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 
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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 
tomorrow morning. 

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. 

270:36:58 P7 

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. 

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270:39:07 P7 That's all. 

270:39:10 P? I don't know vhere the high-contrast black-and- 

triiite is. 

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 
magazines ... 

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. 

270:45:02 P? 

270:45:03 07 

270:45:04 P7 

270:45:05 C7 You telling them you're taking them out by used, 

or how many feet are left? 

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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 

Surgeon out. 

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 

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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 

stationkeeping? 

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 

got one. 

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. 

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271:11:43 CC Can we have a prop quantity and a source 

pressure? 

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. 

271:12:14 C7 

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 
Surgeon , 

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. 

CARNARVON 

276:39:06 C7 Carnarvon, this is Gemini VII. 
276:39:08 CC Go ahead, Gemini VII. Carnarvon. 



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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 
to CONTINUOUS. 

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 

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279:49:35 


P7 


Roger. 


279:49:46 


CC 


Gemini VII, that is just Section 1 we want 


279:49:50 


P7 


Understand. 


279:51:18 


CC 


Gemini VII, Cam ... 


279:51:23 


CC 


Gemini VII, Carnarvon. 


279:51:25 


P7 


Go ahead, Carnarvon. 


279:51:26 


CC 


Okay. Can you turn your L-Band transponder on. 


279 • SI- 30 


P7 


Po£fPT* Tt W nn 


279:52: 51 


P7 


Carnarvon, olace vour onp rniTPp f.n Sprtinn ? 
Standing by. 


279:52:55 


CC 


Roger, VII, All right, turn your Primary 
Coolant Valve circuit breaker off". 


279:53:05 


P7 


Is that for VII Carnarvon'' 


279:53:06 


CC 


That's affirm, for VII. 


279 •^^•08 


P7 




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CC 




279:53:16 


P7 


Radiator switch is on BYPASS. 


279:53:19 


CC 


Secondary Pump B off. 


279:53:22 


P7 


Secondary Pump B off. 


279:53:24 


CC 


Secondary Pump A on. 


279:53:26 


P7 


Pump A'3 on in Secondary. 


279:53:28 


CC 


Okay, we'd like for you to pump your fuel cell 
H2 tank pressure up to 550, your gage reading. 


279:53:38 


C7 


"B" has been on all night, Carnarvon. That's 
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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. 

279:54:13 C7 

279:54:14 CC Okay. We need to go to the ECS O2 position, 

please . 

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? 

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Roger . 

Time: 280:47:40; PLA update at Canaries. 
Time: 281:23 :41j crew status report. Command 
Pilot, at Carnarvon. Did you copy? 

Roger. 

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? 



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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. 

Go ahead. 

Roger. Dim-light: Time, 281:48:00; Sequence 
02; clouds, quarter moon; use exposure of 1 
second and 5 seconds . 

Roger. Go ahead. 



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280:10:36 CC 

280:11:19 CC 

280:11:31 CC 

280:11:53 CC 

280:14:05 P6 

280:14:17 CC 

280:26:48 CC 

280:26:52 P? 

280:26:53 CC 

280:27:01 P7 

280:27:05 C7 

280:27:17 C7 

280:27:21 CC 

280:27:22 C7 

280:27:36 CC 

280:27:39 CC 



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? 

... VII. 

Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. 



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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 
circuits. 

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, 
5,300. 

Roger. Copy. 

Did you get the open-stack voltages? 

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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. 



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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. 



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280:29:43 CC And Fuel Cell Control Section 2 circuit breaker 

closed? 

280:29:47 P7 Roger. Completed. 

280:29:49 CC And standing by for a double-length purge on 

Section 2, 

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 
purge? 

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? 

280:44:27 C6 

280:44:32 CC I need some payola there. 

280:44:37 C6 We're going to make the bet out of contact with 

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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. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

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 
the suits. 

280:48:36 CC Okay. Very good. Let me know when you're ready 

to copy. 

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. 



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280:50:56 


P7 


Go ahead, Canary, 


280:50:58 


CC 


Roger. Would you turn off yoxir transponder. 


280:51:00 


P7 


Roger. Coining off. 


280:52:11 


CC 


VII, Canary. 


280:52:12 


P7 


Go ahead, Canary. 


280:52:14 


CC 


Roger. We'd like readouts when you have time on 
your ... 2A, B and C. 


280:52:21 


P7 


Roger, 2A is really low; it's around 1 voltage 
below amp - rather, 2B is 2\ and 2-Charlie is 3. 


280:52:33 


CC 


Roger. What about 1? 


280:52:36 


P7 


lA is 4; IB, 5; IC, 4. 


280:52:A2 


CC 


Okay. We'll keep an eye on them. 


280:53:09 


CC 


VII, Canary. 


280:53:11 


P7 


Go ahead. 


280:53:12 


CC 


Roger. Is your Crossover switch OFF? 


280:53:14 


P7 


Roger. 


280:53:15 


CC 


You have? Okay. 


280:54:00 


CC 


VII, Canary. Would you open-circuit 2A? 


280:54:03 


P7 


Roger, 2A going open-circuit. 


280:54:26 


CC 


Give me an open-circuit voltage on 2A, please. 


280:54:29 


P7 


Roger. 29.5. 


280:54:32 


CC 


Roger. Steady? 


280:54:35 


P7 


It's slowly rising; it's now 29.8. 


280:54:38 


CC 


Roger. We'll keep that open for awhile, okay? 


280:54:42 


P7 


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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. 



KANO 

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. 

TANANARIVE 

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. 

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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. 

TANANARIVE 

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 

Kano, please? 

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 

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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, 

Frank. 

CARNARVON 

281:23:47 CC Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCM. We have a valid 

temperature. Standing by for your blood 
pressure, 

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, 
please? 

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, 

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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 
changing suits? 

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 
20 minutes. 

281:32:39 C7 Roger. 

CANTON 

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. 

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Roger. Have a flight plan update xhen you're 
ready to copy. 

We have 2A off the line again. It went below 
1 amp. 

Roger, VII. 

... 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. 

Okay. 

GeBdni VII, if 2-Charlie goes below 1 amp, take 
it off the line also. 

Roger. 

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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 
standby frequency. 

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 

water gun? 

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? 

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282:03:26 C? No. Sure can't, Wally. 

282:03:28 C6 We're in the light. We'll put the docking 

light on. 

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. 
282:06:01 C6 

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 

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Roger. What's your open-circuit voltage showing 
now, Frank? 

31 volts. 

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. 
Roger. 

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 , 

Okay. 

Gemini VII, you can take the oral temp probe out 
of your mouth. We're not getting a satisfactory 
reading now. 

Roger. 

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? 

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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 

both Pilots? 

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. 



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282:21:29 CC Roger, VII. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

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 

out. 

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. 

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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 
Hawaii. 

Roger. We have 2A off the line now. Do you want 
us to put it back on the line and purge it? 

That's affirmative. 

Okay. 



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VII, Hawaii. 

Go ahead, Hawaii. This is VII. 

Okay. We're showing you real good here on the 
ground except the 2-Alpha which is off, 

Ity what? 

Except for Stack 2A. We're showing that as off. 
Is that affirm? 

That's affirm and we're leaving our thrust ers off. 
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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 

and rolling. 

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 

good, Elliot. 

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, 

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283:^7:43 


CC 


Roger, VI is in blackout now. Are you able to 
see the reentry? 


283:47:47 


P 


We don't have any attitude control, Elliot . 


<coj 'hi • 








CC 

\J\J 


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 

flATTIA tdmA. 


283:48:31 


p 


Roger. I'm not getting any roll, Just no yaw. 


283:48:42 


p 


We can hear ... closing. 


283:48:45 


CC 


Roger. 


283:48:59 


CC 


Have you started to do some of your troubleshoot- 
ing procedures yet or you waiting to talk? 




p 


nQ re BvarLrjJig vurBexTes ouu we uiuri'b wano bo 
say anything officially. 


283:49:10 


CC 


Roger, We'll be with you shortly. 


283:54:48 


p 


... at the Caribbean cloud formation ... water. 


283:55:43 


p 


. . . Have been out of the suits , . . 


283:56:46 


c 


. . . say again. 


283:57:23 


C 


It 's low on an^s. 


283:57:32 


c 


It's low on amps. Is that it? 


283:57:36 


p 


What? 


283:57:47 


c 


One amp. 


283:57:54 


p 


« « * 


283:58:49 


c 


You know, by gosh, Jim. 


283:58:51 


p 


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What? 

Totals on cloud formation over the - the last ... 
That's the best spot. 

Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do 
you read? 

Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How do 
you read? 

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? 

Stand by, 

Roger. 

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, 

Roger, VII. 

Have you checked them individually, and can you 
confirm that they're both doing the same thing? 

Gemini VII, Houston, Did you copy? 

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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 
problem? 

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 
spike. 

Roger. Copy. 

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? 

Roger. 

Negative. It did not stop it. 
Roger. 

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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. 

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284:41:01 


P 


Okay. 


284:41:36 


CC 


Gemini VII, vould you try turning the ACME Inverter 
off and see if that helps that spiking r 


284:41:41 


P 


Yea, we've already tried that. It does not work. 


284:41:45 


CC 


Roger. 


284:41:46 


CC 


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. 


284:42:00 


P 


Roger. C-Band Adapter and Reentry are COMMAND. 


284:42:03 


CC 


Standby off. 


284:42:06 


P 


Standby is off. 


284:42:08 


CC 


T/M switch to COMMAND. 


284:42:10 


p 


T/M is at COMMAND. 


284:42:12 


CC 


R/T Transmitter circuit breaker on. 


284:42:16 


p 


R/T Transmitter on. 


284:42:19 


CC 


Dump Time circtiit breaker on. 


284:42:22 


p 


Say again, please. 


284:42:23 


CC 


Dump Transmitter circuit breaker on. 


284:42:27 


p 


Delay Ti:ne is on. 


284:42:29 


CC 


Standby Power circuit breaker on. 


284:42:36 


p 


They're on. 


284:42:37 


CC 


Okay. Standby Control circuit breaker on. 


284:42:39 


p 


It 's on. 


284:42:40 


CC 


ACQ-AID Beacon on. 


284:42:42 


p 


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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 

either problem. 

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, 

HAWAII 

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 

bus. 

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 
reentry. 

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. 

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285:01:31 CC Your friend, Capt. Brentnall, came up with that 

one. 

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 

2-Charlie. 

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 
that? 

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 

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can see them firing, but you're not getting half 
of the impulse out of them that you get out of the 
others, 

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 

away. 

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 
bit, now. 

285:06:25 C Okay. We're right on top of you and we can see 

you. 

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. 

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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 

spacecraft . 

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 
morning, 

285:08:53 CC Roger. Understand. 

GUAYMAS 

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, 

Elliot. 

285:12:46 CC Roger, VII. We plan to put 2-Charlie back on the 

line at Texas acquisition. We'll call you on 
that. 

285:12:53 C Roger. It's been off 10 minutes and 40 seconds, 

285:12:55 CC Roger. 

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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 

the States, 

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: 
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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 
copy? 

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 

time. 

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 

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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, 

Gemini VII? 

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 

more, here, 

285:23:18 CC No problem now. Also, I don't think it would be 

possible to track, the way the sitiiation is right 
now. 

285:23:23 CC Roger. We understand that. 

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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 
for that, 

Roger. 2-Able and 2-Charlie back on the line and 
the Power switch to position OFF. 

Roger, VII. 

Have accomplished. 

Roger. And your circuit breaker back off, of 
course. 

Roger. 

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. 

Roger. 

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 
that long. 

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? 



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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 
the GAMS. 

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 

reentry? 

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 
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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- 

CLOSED position. 

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 

confortable setting. 



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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 

Section 2? 

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. 

TANANARIVE 

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? 



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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 

well. 

285:57:59 CC Roger. Can you give me open-circtiit voltages on 

Section 2? 

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, 

32. 

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. 

286:06:05 P 

286:07:00 P ... Look at that. 



286:07:02 P 



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286:07:09 


C 


« * * 


286:07:11 


P 


• • • 


286:07:20 


P 


Don't you think we ought 


286:07:30 


C 




286:07:37 


C 


The residuals. 


286:07:43 


P 


« • » 


286:08:33 


C 


Ready, 


286:08:34 


P 


All set , 


286:08:36 


C 


We • re ready here . . . 


286:08:38 


P 


That too. 


286:08:39 


c 


Yes. 


286:09:09 


p 


It already ... that one. 


286:09:17 


p 


* • . 


286:09:33 


p 




286:10:26 


p 


... different ... 


286:10:31 


c 




286:10:33 


p 




286:10:36 


c 


Sure is hot in here. 


286:10:38 


p 


Sure is close. 



CARNARVON 



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 

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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 

Section 1? 

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. 

286:14:15 P 

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 

less. 

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. 

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286:18:06 


P 


Roger, Adios, 


286:18:08 


CC 


Roger, 


286:18:12 


CC 


Have you had any water to drink , 
this problem? 


286:20:14 


P 


... complete? 


286:20:15 


C 


No - yes . . . 


286:22:02 


P 


I'll be with you over the States 
. . . report . 


286:22:38 


P 


Oh, Belgivun. 


286:23:48 


c 


Up again. 


286:23:50 


P 


* * * 


286:24:53 


P 


Yes. 




p 


LiVOQ O-LU. UIIO^SO SaUUWJLCnCa « 


286:25:16 


c 


Right. 


286:30:06 


c 


What? 


286:34:27 


c 


Borman dumping urine. 
HAWAII 


286:37:47 


CC 


Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. 


286:37:50 


p 


CJo ahead, Hawaii. Gemini VII. 


286:37:52 


CC 


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. 



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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. 

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286:lil:29 CC Roger, We have nothing further for you. We are 

standing by. 

286:41:31 C Thank you. 



GUAIMAS 



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 
one time. 

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 

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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. 

Tms 

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 

again? 

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. 



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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 
them also, 

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? 



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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, 

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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^ 

position? 



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287:59:56 


C 


Roger, 


287:59:59 


P 


You vramt the crew status on the Pilot here also? 


288:00 r02 


cc 


Negative. 


288:00:03 


c 


Okay. 


288:00:10 


cc 


Gemini VII, that crew status is at Hawaii. 


288:00:14 


c 


Thank you. 


288:00:15 


cc 


Would you go to the FUEL CELL H2 position? Thank 
you. 


288:00:19 


c 


Roger. 


288:00:32 


p 


• • • 


288:00:35 


cc 


Gemini VII, you can put your Cryo Read switch 
to the OFF position now. 


288:00:44 


cc 


Gemini VII, you can put your Giyo Quantity Read 
switch to the OFF position. 


288:00:50 


c 


Roger. 


288:00:57 


cc 


We have you GO on the ground, G«nini VII. 


288:01:01 


c 


Ptoger. Can you give us some indication 01 what 
Flight thinks about this Delta-P light on 
Section 1? 


288:01:06 


cc 


Stand by. 


288:01:07 


c 


Stand by, CSQ. It just went out. 




cc 


Rocer. We copv. 


288:01:11 


c 


Do you read me? 


288:01:13 


cc 


That's affirmative. 


288:01:28 


cc 


Gemini VII, the ground predictions were that that 
light woxild go out. 


288:01:33 


c 


Say again. 



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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. 

288:05:06 C 



HAWAII 



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 

your exercise, 

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. 



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288:15:39 


C 


Roger. 


288:15:40 


cc 


TCA Number 3 circuit 


288:15:42 


cc 


Your cuff is full-scale. 


288:15:45 


cc 


TCA Number 3 circuit breaker on. 


288:15:56 


cc 


Gemini VII, would you do this as I read it to 



you? 

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 

sleep report? 

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. 



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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 
valve seats. 

288:18:23 C Roger. 

288:18:29 CC And I have a flight plan update when you're ready 

to copy. 

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 

control. 

288:19:31 CC We're aware of that, 

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28S: 20:19 C 

288:20:20 CC 

288:20:22 C 

288:20:34 CC 

288:20:40 C 

288:20:49 CC 

288:20:52 C 

288:20:59 C 

288:21:01 CC 

288:21:03 C 

288:21:07 CC 

288: 23 J 45 CC 

288:23:48 C 

288:23:51 CC 

288:24:03 G 



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 
at all? 

Flight advises that it's all right with them, but 
they don't see the reason, or what good it will do 
you. 

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 
do them. 

Just wanted you to know what was there, VII. 

Okay. Thank you. 

We're confined to drifting. 

Say again. 

Looks like we're confined to drifting. 
Roger, 



CALIFORNIA 



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 
present rates. 

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 
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Roger. 

Our rates have now built up sc^ I imagine they're 
on the order of 5 to 6 degrees per second. 

Roger. 

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. 

GUAYMAS 

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 
used. 

Roger. 

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 
that correct? 

Roger. We prefer they not be used. 
Okay. 

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. 

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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 

report here? 

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 
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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 
about it? 

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 
booster stationkeeping? 

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 



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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 

breakers now. 

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. 

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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? 

238:50:45 C 

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 

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288:51:44 


C 


Okay ... 


:>i88: 51:49 


C 


I think - we think we can aline the platform this 
way axBv • 


^8o:5j-:?ii 


uu 


Roger. 


2So : 52:00 


pp 


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. 


288:52:18 


C 


Roger. 


288:53:05 


CC 


Gemini VII, did you get my T^? 


288: 53 JOS 


C 


Roger. 


288:53:09 


CC 


Okay. 

TANANARIVE 


289:08:21 


CC 


Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston, How do you 
reau r 


289:08:25 


c 


You're loud and clear, Houston. Go ahead. 


289:08:27 


CC 


Roger. Good communications. How is the attitude 
we're using now? 


289:08:36 


c 


It's pretty good. 


289:08:39 


CC 


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. 


289:09:00 


c 


Very good. 


289:09:03 


CO 


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. 



289:09:34 C 



Yes, we're >st trying to fly SEF. 

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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 
before, 

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 
you. 

289:11:17 CC Roger. 

289:11:27 CC Do you still have your Number 1 Delta-P light on, 

Frank? 

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 

worry. 

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. 

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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 

this revolution. 

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 
visibility? 

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 

readout ? 

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. 

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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. 



HAWAII 



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 

by. 

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. 

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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 
first. 

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 ... 
300 ... 

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. 

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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 

platform. 

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 
configuration. 

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. 



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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 

29 volts. 

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. 



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291:11:36 P Gemini main ... 

291:11:38 CC Negative, Gemini VII. That's all. We're 

standing by. 

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. 



HAWAII 

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 

breaker closed. 

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 

open. 

291:24:56 C It's open. 

291:24:58 CC And verify your Crossover switch is at the 

OFF position. 

291:25:01 C 



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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 
is correct. 

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? 

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291:26:49 C Just a gocd Section 1. 

291:26:52 CC Okay. Let's just hang in there. It will be 

okay. 

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 
hours? 

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 
away tonight. 

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 
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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 

fuel cell, 

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. 



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... 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 

standing by. 

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. 

292:49:51 C 

292:49:56 CC Roger. 



TEXAS 



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. 



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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 

Section 1. 

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. 
Stack 2B. 

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 

section. 

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 

510 pounds, 

301:31:54 CC Cryogenic Gaging svfitch to ECS O2. 

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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 
Section 2? 

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 

32 volts. 

301:33:33 CC Understand. Open circuit 32 volts on 2B. Then 

perform a normal purge of Section 2. 

BERMUDA 

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. 



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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 
Stack 2B. 

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 
off. 

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, 



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CANARY ISLANDS 



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, 

CARNARVON 



302:18:54 


CC 


Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP 


cm. 


302:18:55 


C 


Hi, Tom. Gemini VII. 




302:18:57 


CC 


Roger. Good morning from 


Australia. 


302:18:59 


P 


Good morning. 





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Have a flight plan update for you. 
Go ahead. 

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? 

Roger. 

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, 
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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 

on-board? 

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 
the daylight. 

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. 



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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. 

302:26:28 C 

302:26:35 P 

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 

darkness approach. 

302:31:21 C What? 

GUAYMAS 

302:59:02 CC Gemini ?II, Guaymas CAP COM. If you copy, place 

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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. 

Okay. 

I'd like an off the - prop quantity readout from 
you. 

Read 7 percent. 
7 percent. 
Roger. 

Roger. Will you please stand by now for MCC 
CAP COM? 

Thank you, 

TE5CAS 

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 
another procedure. 

• ■ ■ 

I beg yo\ir pardon? 

Do you want to get the . . , ? 

That's right. But let us hold the blood pressure 
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ccmmn. 

We'll give you a hack on the blood pressure, 
Frank. 

Okay. 

I'd like to give you this procedure for the 
shirt-sleeve environment evaluation. 

Stand by. 

We've got good temperatures on both Pilots. 
Go ahead. 

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. 

CrO ahead. 

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 
yesterday, Frank. 

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 
much. 

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 
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303:04:23 CC If comfortable, you might keep this configuration. 

If not, return to the configuration that you had 
yesterday. 

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- 
mittently. 

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. 



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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 

breakfast? 

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 

later on. 

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? 



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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 

thrusters? 

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. 



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303:11:19 CC Roger. Request you pump your H2 tank pressure 

to 550. 

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 
big 207-1. 

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, 

Gemini VII. 

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 

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303:13:39 C Roger. ... now. 

303:13:42 CC We've come a long way, right? 

303:13:45 C Roger. 

CANARY ISLANDS 

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 
have left. 

303:22:51 C Same as we gave on the film report last night. 

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303:22:54 


CC 


Okay. Thank you. 


303:22:58 


C 


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. 


303:23:08 


CC 


. . . understand . 


303:23:11 


c 


Roger. They are supposed to do a little of the 
shifting down there instead of leaving it all to 
us. 


303:23:17 


CC 


We'll pass that along for you. 


303:23:19 


c 


Thank you. 


303:26:31 


p 


We'll work this darkness. 


303:26:37 


c 


... Hack. ... 06, 01, and 303:26. Hack. 
CANARY 


303:26:40 


CC 


VII, Canary. 


303:26:43 


c 


Go ahead. 


303:26:45 


CC 


You can go AUTO on the Heater switch. AUTO on 
the Hydrogen Heater switch. 


303:26:46 


c 


Hack. Hack. 


303:26:50 


c 


Thank you. How's the ...? 


303:26:56 


c 


Awful foggy area. Hack. Hack. ... 




p 




303:27:05 


c 


Hack. 


303:27:15 


c 


Hack. 


303:27:25 


c 


Hack. 


303:27:44 


c 


Hack. 



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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 

P Some of the sequences will not be quite as high. 

C Hack. 

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 ... 

P 

C Give me ... 

P Hack. 

P Hack. 

P Hack. 

P Hack. 

C Pitch it up some, Jim. 

C ... 

C Give me pitch up . . . 

P I am. 

C Okay. 

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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 
stuff. 

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. 



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Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP CCH. We have a valid 
tanperature. Would you bring your blood 
pressure up? 

Coming up. 

Gemini VII, Carnarvon Surgeon. Tour cuff is 
full-scale. 

Gemini VII, we have a valid blood pressure. 
We're standing by for your exercise. 



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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, 
please? 

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 

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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! 

GUAYMAS 

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 

to CONTINUOUS. 

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. 

304:35:11 C 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

equipment failure. 

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, 

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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. 

BJEMUDA 

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. 

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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, 

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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 
percent , 

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 

very much. 

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 

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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- 
meteorite section. 

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 
information. 

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. 

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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. 



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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 



CARNARVON 



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 
14. 

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 
second. 

305:36:31 C 

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 
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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. 

It's on. 



Roger. 



GUAYMAS 



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. 



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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 
your stowage? 

306:11:32 C I think we can do it all in an hour, Elliot, 

easy. 

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 

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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. 

Say again. 

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? 

That's affirmative. 

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 
configurations . 

Okay. That sounds very con^lete. 



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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 



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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. 

Okay. 

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! 
Say again. 

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 
crossrange error, 

Roger. 

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. 



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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 

she's not. 

306:18:37 P 

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; 



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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. 

306:20:31 CC 

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. 

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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" 

up there. 

306:24:29 C Did Pete take one? 

306:24:32 CC You say, did Pete? Affirmative. 

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306:24:40 


CC 


Sounded like he was ready to jump out of the 
cockpit though. 


306:24:44 


C 


Listen, I'll tell you, we both are ready to 
jump out of this cockpit. 


306:24:49 


CC 


Roger, that. - - 


306:24:54 


C 


. . . the formalities going aboard ship now. 


306:25:01 


CC 


Very good. 


306:25:31 


CC 


Just get him to tell you how to fly a Roger 
Pass. 


306:25:34 


C 


A Roger Pass? 


306:25:35 


CC 


Affirmative, 


306:25:38 


P 


Where do we catch Niunber 3 wire? 


306:25:41 


CC 


There you go I 


306:49:06 


c 


« * • 


306:49:13 


F 


Yes, we've got plenty. 


306:49:15 


c 


... at night . 


306:49:22 


p 


• • * 


306:49:29 


c 


It ' s at night . 


306:49:37 


p 


The laser pass? Hey, we might pick it up now: 


306:50:23 


p 


First time I heard them in the daylight. 


306:50:42 


p 


Okay. ... Baker coming out on the letter. 
TANANARIVE 


306:50:52 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston. How do you read? 


306:50:54 


C 


Loud and clear, Houston. 



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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 

earlier . 

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 
anyway. 

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 
though, Elliot. 

P I could tell them ^rtiat the story is right now. 

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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. 

Roger , 

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 
use it. 

Say again. The last sentence. 

The fan helps considerably. However, it uses 
up electricity; that's viiy we're reluctant to 
use it. 

Roger, Jim. 

Well, what have we got here? I think we've 
got your favorite. 

Sausage? 

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P ... I thought they were cheese sandvdches. 

C • • * 

P There really in the ... 

C ... 

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. 



CARNARVON 



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 
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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 

weather changes, 

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 

raining. 

307:13:07 C Right. Thank you. 

307:13:09 CC Roger. 

CANTON 

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 

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this revolution. We'll continue to watch for 
ajnother one. 

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. 

HAWAII 

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 

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307:33:50 


P 


Right . 


307:34:15 


CC 


Hear that music on HF? 


307:34:17 


c 


Roger. 


307:34:18 


CC 


Okay. 


307:35:03 


CC 


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. 

GUAYMAS 

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. 

TEXAS 

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. 

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Understand. 

Have a flight plan update when you're ready to 
copy. 

Go ahead. 

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. 

Okay. 

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 
different time. 

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. 

Roger. 

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 
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Roger. We have all that. 

Roger, Houston. We read. 

We show your Section 1 Delta-P light out. 

We confirm. It went out. 

Very good. 

Can you give me some information on how you 
want to power-up for the platform alinement 
for tomorrow? 

We'll be getting that to you. We haven't got 
that ready yet, Gemini VII, 

Thank you. 

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 
F. O'Brien. 

I have a stack of stuff up here, but I can't 
find a post office. 

Outstanding! 

Roger. 

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. 



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307:52:28 CC 

307:52:34 C 
307:52:38 C 

307:52:43 CC 
P 

C 
P 
P 

307:55:21 CC 
307:55:24 C 
307:55:27 CC 

307:55:48 C 

307:55:57 CC 
307:56:10 C 

307:56:18 CC 
307:56:21 C 

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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! 

Roger that. 

Well, that's the end ... we - you mean the 
darkness? 



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. 

Roger that. 

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. 



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307:56:31 CC Roger that. 

ASCENSION 

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 
that stuff, 

308:13:31 C 

308:13:41 CC It's not only perishable, it's perished. 
308:13:47 C 

P Loveil dumping urine at 308:26, 



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P Ether? What's the matter? Getting sick? 

CARNARVON 

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. 



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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 
standing by. 

308:48:30 P Roger. Thank you, Carnarvon. 



HAWAII 



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. 



CALIFORNIA 



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 
your measurement. 

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 
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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 
first one. 

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. 



TEXAS 



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 
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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 
be adequate? 

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. 

Roger . 

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 
state this. 

Fine. 

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 
for experiments. 

We had planned on a cutoff of 5 percent, Frank. 
You have some reason to keep it different from 
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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 

window. 

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 
with you. 

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 

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together, you might also evaluate that with - you 
niight evaluate that with fan on and fan off. 

Roger. 

Okay. Jim is starting on the window-scan now. 
Roger. 

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 
T/M. 

Okay. Jim's repeating the scan now. 
Roger . 

Are you going to scan your window also, Frank, or 
not? 

Negative. 
Okay. 

We've scanned the window twice, and it's on our 
voice tape. 

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 
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Thank you. Did you see our big long piece of wire 
we were telling you about? 

Sure do. 

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! 

Great ! 

Tell him we're going to shoot up the rest of this 
film this afternoon, and then stow it up. 

Roger . 

What? 

Going up now. Approximate lag down, ... left up. 
Down. 

No. 

Negative. 
Okay. 

We scanned the window twice and it's on our voice 
tape. 

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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. 

Roger, RKV. 

E. 

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 - - 



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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 ... 

What? 

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. 

Thank you. 

HAWAII 

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. 

Coming down. 

Roger . 

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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 
read, Hawaii? 

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 

time. 

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 

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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 

you, VII? 

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. 

CALIFORNIA 

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? 

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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 
planned. 

Very good. It's not so that you can't see out, I 
guess? 

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. 

Right. 

Very good. I've got a little message I'd like to 
send up. 

Go ahead. 

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 
on reentry. 

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 
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It shoTild, because Hawaii told me to drink some 
and I Just drank 30 ctinces. 

Very good. 



GUAYMAS 



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 
holler. 

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, 

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Very good. We just wanted to make sure that you 
had evaluated it as thoroughly as it could be done 
in flight. 

Roger. 

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 
from there? 

No, I haven't heard it. 
Thank you. 

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. 

Roger. 

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. 

Okay. 

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 . . . 

Roger. 



ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



Gemini VII, RKV. We copy your oral temp. Start 
yo\ir blood pjressure, 

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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, 
please? 

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 
otinces. 



311:19:33 


C 


Hit a low one. 


311:19:41 


CO 


One thousand and 51- 


311:19:43 


C 


Roger. 


311:19:45 


CC 


Any change in the food and water report sent to 



Hawaii? 

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 

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third pass. Maybe we can pick up some prints 
there, 

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. 

311:23:33 C 

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. 

311:24:01 C 

311:36:35 P f5.6 at 125, except for the last ones, f5.6 and 

60. 

311:37:06 P Okay. The last two frames for 40, 41? 

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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 . 

311:49:19 C 
311:49:26 P 
311:49:28 C 

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 . . . 



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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 
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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 

the exerciser. 

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 

little rough. 

312:06:27 C Seems you've had tough sailing down there on that 

one. 

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 

next trip. 

312:07:14 C That's fine. When they get anywhere near Australia, 

I volunteer. 

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 
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Good show up there! We really appreciate all your 
help. 

You really keep our morale up. 



HAWAII 



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 
window. 

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. 

Roger. 

Okay. I have PLA update for you, if you're ready 
to copy. 

Stand by one. 

Ready. 

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; 
206-1: 328:23:25. 



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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 

are. 

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. 

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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. 

Okay. 

The Surgeon 'd like you to leave it out if you 
could. 

Right. The Medics have the last word. 
Roger. 

ROSE KNOT VICTOR 



Purge complete, RKV. 
Roger. 

TANANARIVE 

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? 

Roger. 

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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? 

Roger, 

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? 

Roger. 

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? 

Roger. 

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. 

Roger. Understand. 

Very good. See you in the morning. 

Right, Elliot. 



COASTAL SENTRY QUEBEC 



Gemini VII, CSQ. 

Go ahead, CSQ. Gemini VII. 

Roger. Could you put your BIO-MED Recorder Number 
2 on CONTINUOUS, please? 



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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 

standing by. 

313:43:17 C Do you have one section of the update that I 

received? 

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 

to CONTINUOUS? 

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 



323:18:34 



G 



Carnarvon, how do you read me? Gemini VII. 

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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 

you are. 

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! 

TE5CAS 

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. 

324:01:29 P 

324:01:33 CC I have a flight plan update for you. 



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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 

324:13. 

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 



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Recorders 1 and 2 CONTINUOUS. 
Roger. 

Time 325:34:49: a crew status report, Conimand 
Pilot at Carnarvon, 

Okay. 

Time 326:24:37 is a crew status report on the 
Pilot at Carnarvon. 

Go ahead. 

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- 
up. 

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Roger. Understand.. 

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- 
form alinement. 

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 
your reentiy. 

Go ahead. 

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 
the 8-ball. 

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 

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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- 
figuration. 

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 
initiate. 

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 
on? 



324:08:44 


P 


They're both on. 


324:08:45 


CC 


Okay. Thank you very much. 


324:09:46 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston. 


324:09:49 


CC 


Could I have an OAMS prop readout, please? 


324:09:56 


p 


Still reading 4 1/2 percent. 


324:09:58 


CC 


41/2 percent. Thank you. 


324:10:06 


CC 


Can you give me yo\ir sleep report now? 


324:10:08 


p 


Want a sleep report? 


324:10:10 


CC 


Roger. If you have it available. If not, we'll 
wait. 


324:10:16 


p 


We both had about 5 hours of medium sleep. 


324:10:19 


CC 


5 hours medium sleep. Thank you. 
CARNARVON 


324:49:37 


CC 


Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have nothing 
for you this pass. We're standing by. Every- 
thing looks good from the ground. 



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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. 



TEXAS 



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 
at 325:36. 

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, 

325:35:00. 

325:35:01 CC I^AEK, 

325:35:02 C Okay, I'm with you. Thank you. 



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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 

now. 

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 

full meal? 

325:39:56 P Oh, you didn't get that? Sorry, that's Day 11, 

Meal C. 

325:40:01 CC 11-Charlie last night plus three peanut cubes 

for the Command Pilot. Did you have any deletions 
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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 

time, Frank? 

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 

before Retrofire. 

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. 



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Roger, Frank, 
G€iiiini VII, Houston, 
Go ahead. 

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 
329:58:05. 

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. 

Roger. 

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. 

Right, 



CANARY ISLANDS 



Gmini VII, Canaries here. Standing by. 
Roger, Canaries. 



CARNARVON 



Gemini VII, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a valid 
ten^erature. We're standing by for blood pressure. 

Coming down. 



Gemini VII, your cuff is full-scale. 

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326:26:08 CC Gemini VII, we have valid blood pressure. Stand- 

ing by for your exercise. 



326:26:19 


C 


Just one minute. 


326:26:22 


CC 


Standing by. 


326:26:26 


C 


MARK. 


326:26:46 


C 


Blood pressure coming down. 


326:26:48 


CC 


Thank you. 


326:26:55 


CC 


Gemini VII, your cuj:r is full-scale. 


326:27:46 


CC 


Gemini VII, we have valid blood pressiu'e. 
Carnarvon Surgeon out . 


326:27:53 


C 


Thank you, Carnarvon. 


326:27:56 


CC 


Roger . 


326:27:59 


CC 


And eveiything looks good from the ground. 


326 :28:03 


C 


Right. Things are looking good up here too 


326:28:06 


CC 


Roger. Only about 3 l/2 hours to go. 


326:28:10 


C 


Right. The carrier is still good. 


326:28:12 


CC 


Roger. 



GUAYMS 

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. 

TEXAS 

327:06:11 CC Gemini VII, Houston. 

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327:06:14 C Go ahead. Gemini VII. 

327:06:16 CC Roger, Gemini VII. Would you start your piirge, 

please? 

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 
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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, 

Houston. 

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, 
don't you? 

327:14:34 P I Just put in for a guide at North Africa. 



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327:14:43 CC The fellows on VI said you gave them a pretty good 

guided tour. 

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 
delay now. 

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! 

BERMUDA 

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. 

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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 
fine alining. 

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 

Bermuda? 

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 

you? 

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. 



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CANARY ISLANDS 

327:26:03 CC Gemini VII, Canary. We have nothing for you. 

Standing by. 

327:26:05 C Thank you, Canary. 

327:26:07 C 

327:26:20 CG Yes, we finally got a look at your attitude, down 

here. 

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. 

327:26:48 C 



KANO 



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 

antenna? 

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 
computer on? 

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? 

327:36:22 C 

327:36:25 CC Okay, real swell. 



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CARNARVON 



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 
to copy. 

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. 



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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- 

advisory message. 

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 

plus 26. 

328:41:01 P ... RET RB, 28 plus 01; bank left, 50; bank right, 

60. 

328:41:08 CC Gemini VII, that's correct. I have your MDIU in- 

formation. 



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32e:a:13 


P 


Go ahead. 


328:41:16 


CC 


Core 03, 61618. 


328:U:26 


P 


Roger. 


328:41:28 


CC 


Core 04, 39008. 


328:a:33 


p 


Roger. 


328:41:35 


CC 


Core 65 is 00165 . 


328:41:42 


p 


Roger . 


328:41:44 


CC 


Gore 66, 39583. 


328:42:02 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston, Did you copy? 


328:42:05 


p 


We lost you after Core 65, Houston. 


328:42:12 


CC 


Roger, Next core is 66, 


328:42:17 


p 


Go ahead. 


328:42:18 


CC 


39583. That's the number for 66. 


328:42:23 


p 


Roger. 


328:42:25 


CC 


Core 07, 62602. 


328:42:33 


p 


Roger. 


328:42:35 


CC 


Core 08, 40941. 

TEXAS 


328:42:56 


CC 


Gemini VII, Houston. Did you copy ( 


328:42:59 


p 


Roger, I have Core 07 as 62602. Yi 
after that . 


328:43:03 


CC 


Roger. Core 08, 409.41. 


328:43:12 


p 


Roger. 



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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 

113. 



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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 

Dexadrine. 

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 
the situation. 

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. 

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And please make every attempt to keep us informed 
on what you're doing and how your trajectory looks 
to you through the reentry. 

Roger, 

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. 

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 
possible. 

... 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 
person. 

Houston, addresses at present on the computer also 
good. 

We verify it also. 
Roger. 

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 
option. 

We don't even know what it was, Charlie. 
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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 
blowing . 

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 

you? 

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. 

328:54:42 C 

328:54:48 C We now have the world's best alined platform. 

328:54:52 CC Very good. We concur with that. 



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I'm going to recommend an ECT for ... thrusters 
for a fine alinement on platform. 

Roger. 

Gemini VII, we have a request for you to fix the 
tape recorder the same way. 

Roger. 



BERMUDA 



Gemini VII, Houston. We have some special music 
coming up for you now, if you'll tune in on HF. 

We're listening. 

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. 

Go ahead. 

Fomalhaut will pass 4«6 degrees left and will set 
2 minutes, 15 seconds prior to Retrofire, Do you 
copy? 

Roger. 

Fomalhaut will set 15 seconds prior to Retrofire. 
We're Just checking. 

Go ahead please, Houston. 

Say again. 

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^? 



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CANARY ISLANDS 

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 

H2? 



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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. 



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KANO 

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. 

TMANAEIVI^ 

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. 



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975 



329:2i;:53 


CC 


I believe it. 




329:22:55 


P 


We're putting up that check list. We're 
Elliot. 


completed 


329:22:59 


CC 


Pre-retro check list complete. Roger. 




329:23:26 


CC 


Gemini VII, how do the RCS rings look? 




329:23:30 


c 


Very fine. 




329:23:31 


CC 


Crood daal! 




329:23:34 


c 


You're not kidding, that's a good deal I 




329:23:57 


CC 


Did you ever copy our HF? 




329:23:59 


p 


No . . . fuel cell . . . Canaries . 




329:24:04 


CC 


Roger. 

CaEKARVON 




329:35:47 


C 


Carnarvon, VII. 




329:35:49 


CC 


Go ahead, Gemini VII. Carnarvon. 




329:35:51 


C 


Roger. Can you give us a 20HTiinute time 
please, for ...? 


hack, 


329:35:56 


CC 


Roger. Set yoxxr med timer at 20 minutes 
hack you on it. 


and I'll 


329:35:59 


C 


Thank you. 




329:36:03 


p 


This is VII, going to REENTRY on the computer. 


329:36:05 


CC 


Roger. 




329:37:15 


CC 


10 seconds. 




329:38:02 


CC 


3, 2, 1. 




329:38:04 


CC 


Mark it. 20 minutes. 





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329:38:10 


C 


Roger, 


329:38:12 


cc 


Okay. I'll give you one at 3^9 hours, 38 minutes. 


329 : 18: 25 


cc 


MARK. 


J''-7 'JO 


cc 




TOO -qq -DQ 


cc. 


n^amHriT VTT nnTTiflTvrtn Did Trr»n rri'mr rtiii* frFTP "h.'^Tip 

hack? 


329:39:12 


c 


Roger. We're right on. Thank you. 


329:39:14 


cc 


Roger. You're looking good here on the ground. 


329:54:07 


p 


... Borman . . . 


329:54:08 


c 


right. 


329:54:09 


p 


... scale reads high. 


329:54:10 


c 


All right. 


329:54:11 


p 


Attitude Control, RATE COMMAND. 


329:54:12 


c 


All right. 


329:54:14 


p 


Platform, ORBIT RaTE ... 


329:54:16 


c 


Right. 


329:54:17 


p 


Got that . 


329:54:19 


p 


RCS Control A, Power A, and B, AC-C 


329:54:20 


c 


aCME. 


329:54:22 


p 


OAMS Attitude Control Power off. 


329:54=24 


c 


Off. 


329:54:26 


p 


OAMS Pump Motor Valve closed, I'll close them for 



you. Control spacecraft with Retro Attitudes. 

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977 



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? 



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329:56:38 C Yes. Go ahead. 

329:56:40 P What's the bit count? 

329:56:45 C 123. 

CANTON 

329:56:47 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston CAP COM. How 

you read? 

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 ... 

329:57:05 P 

329:57:06 C 

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? 



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329 


:57 


:28 


C 


Not yet. 


329 


:57 


:30 


P 


... on. Boy, that's what's wrong. 


329 


:57 


:33 


CC 


30 seconds. 


329 


:57 


:35 


C 


Thirty seconds, right on the money. 


329 


:57 


:45 


C 


Okay, let's move it to T/M, 


329 


:57 


:52 


P 


Okay. 


329 


:57 


:53 


CC 


10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Retrofire. 


329 


:57 


:54 


C 


Right, now. 


329 


:58 


:08 


P 


2, 3, 4. 


329 


:58 


:28 


P 


Okay. 


329 


:58 


:29 


c 


Full Retrofire. 


329 


:58 


:32 


CC 


Roger, 


329 


:58 


:33 


p 


298. 


329 


:58 


:34 


c 


Right. 


329 


■58 


:35 


p 


112? 


329 


•58 


•36 


c 


Right. 


329 


58 


40 


p 


That's one big hurdle over with. Tiger. 


329. 


58 


42 


c 


You're right. Ace. 


329: 


58 


43 


CC 


We're stcinding by for IVI's. 


329: 


58: 


45 


p 


298. 


329: 


58: 


47 


c 


298 up, 003 left, 113 down. 


329: 


58: 


49 


p 


Arm Retro, Arm Retro is in UP position. 


329: 


58: 


53 


p 


Fire Retro-jett. 


329: 


58: 


54 


c 


Retro 's UP. 



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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 

readouts again? 

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. 

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981 



330:00:23 


P 


Retro Power Safe, 


330:00:24 


P 


Ret ro— J et t bai e . 


330:00:25 


c 


Safe, 


330:00:26 


p 


Retro Rockets ,.. Safe? 


330:00:27 


c 


Safe. 


330:00:28 


p 


FDR Computer, T/M Attitudes. 


330:00:30 


c 


... in Attitudes. 


330:00:33 


p 


,,. Scale Range, low? 


330:00:35 


c 


Low. Have you got the horizon? 


330:00:42 


p 


Bad ... I'm going to set it down. You'll pick 
on the way from the lights. 


330:00:50 


c 


Okay. 


330:01:06 


p 


Attitude Control Pulse. We're on ... 


330:01:11 


p 


Range Scale, low. Got it? 


330:01:14 


c 


Right. 


330:01:16 


p 


Attitude Control Pulse. Close the circuits on 
1 and 2, Circuit breakers open. 


330:01:19 


c 


Right. 


330:01:21 


c 


HACK. 


330:01:22 


cc 


Gemini VII, Houston. Delta-P lights out yet? 


330:01:26 


p 


I missed it . 


330:01:28 


c 


Okay. We'll get them to send up one more in a 
second. 


330:01:30 


p 


330. 


330:01:33 


p 


Tes . ... set up ... 3 and 4* 


330:01:36 


c 


All right. 



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330:01:38 


P 


I'd say, Houston, no Delta-P lights. 


330:01:39 


CC 


Roger. 


330:01:40 


c 


I feel as iX I have horizon. 


330:01:42 


p 


Don't sweat it. 


330:01:50 


c 


All right. 


330:01:55 


c 


Almost . 


330:01:57 


p 


Okay. 


330:01:59 


p 


Stand by. 


330:02:02 


c 


MARK, 


330:02:04 


c 


Lining up. 


330:02:11 


c 


Hello , ... 

HAWAII 


330:02:12 


CC 


Gemini VII, Hawaii CAP COM. 


330:02:14 


p 


VII. Go. 


330:02:15 


CC 


Okay. Can you give me that aft IVI, 


330:02:18 


c 


Aft, 299 now. 


330:02:21 


CC 


Was that what it was at Retrofire? 


330:02:23 


c 


298. 


330:02:24 


CC 


Roger. Copy, 


330:02:26 


p 


Hey, wait a minute out there. Tiger, 
you up. 


330:02:27 


CC 


Okay, Give me your left and down at 


330:02:30 


c 


Left is 3, down is 3-12 . What is it : 


330:02:33 


CC 


Okay, We copy that „ How you doing? 



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983 



330:02:35 


C 


Fine. 


330:02:36 


CC 


Okay. Attitudes at Retrofire? 


330:02:38 


P 


Time. Go to 10. 


330:02:49 


CC 


Okay. Very good. 


330:02:50 


p 


Another 5 minutes ought to do it. 


330:02:52 


c 


5 minutes more? 


330:02:53 


CC 


You're looking real good. Your RCS seems to be 
holding real well. Your Secondary O2 is right in 
there. 


330:02:54 


p 


Go to 5 minutes. Keep on it. 






AIT T«^c7■h+ How's that? 


330:03:02 


p 


Okay. Now wait 1 minute and we'll get it again 
here. Retro Sequemje Control ... Did you get 
that? All Scanners are off, okay? 


330:03:09 


c 


Okay, Retro Sequence Control, left. 


330:03:14 


p 


You got the Retro Sequence Control circuit breakers 
on ...? 


330:03:15 


c 


No . ... 


330:03:16 


p 


Okay. Attitude Control Power off. Have you got 
that. Scanner on? 


330:03:20 


c 


Okay. 


330:03:23 


p 


Okay, It looks like we're going on sequence. 


330:03:25 


c 


Oh, you're dam right. 


330:03:26 


p 


He will. 


330:03:27 


c 


You will ... 


330:03:30 


G 


5 minutes now. 


330:03:35 


P 


Coming up on it now. We've got 30 seconds to go. 



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330:03:38 


P 


Section Power 1 and 2 off. 


330:03:42 


P 


Section Control 1 aid 2 off , 


330:03:45 


P 


15 seconds. 


330:03:57 


P 


5 seconds. 


330:03:59 


P 


3, 2, 1. Hack it. 


330:04:04 


C 


All right. 


330:04:05 


P 


Okay. There you are, you're ready. 


330:04:06 


c 


Control didn't start.. 


330:04:07 


c 


I've got to do it o-ver again, 530. 


330:04:09 


p 


Okay. 530. 


330:04:16 


c 


All right. 


330:04:18 


p 


15 seconds. 


330:04:23 


p 


10. 


330:04:28 


cc 


You're looking real good down here. 


330:04:29 


p 


5, k, 3, 2, 1. 


330:04:33 


p 


HACK. 


330:04:35 


c 


Roger. 


330:04:40 


c 


• • • 


330:04:42 


p 


All right. 


330:04:50 


p 


Looking good, Frank. 


330:04:52 


p 


Okav 


330:04:54 


c 


RET ... 21 plus 26. 


330:04:57 


p 


How much? 


330:04:59 


c 


21 plus 26. 



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985 



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 

us. 

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 

it, Jim. 



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330:06:21 


P 


Yes, but don't forget there's just a little ... 
involved, you know it? 


330:06:26 


C 


Let's turn out the lights and see if we can find 
the horizon. 


330:06:28 


P 


I ' ve got it . 


330:06:29 


C 


Do you? 


330:06:30 


P 


Yes, straight ahead. 


330:06:31 


C 


How are we? 


330:06:32 


P 


Beautiful! Just about on it. 


330:06:33 


C 


All right, fine. 


330:06:34 


P 


The nose of the spa.cecraft, the upper part of the 
nose's target is wide on the right. 


330:06:i+0 


P 


You're looking real good. 


330:06:42 


c 


All right. 


330:06:46 


cc 


RCS and holding real good. Your main bus voltage 
is reading 23.8. Real fine. 


330:06:47 


p 


« • « 


330:06:49 


c 


Let ' s see. 


330:06:51 


c 


Fine. We just came out of the second ... band. 


330:06:54 


cc 


Say again. 


330:06:55 


c 


We just started Sub-bands 1 and 2 ... 


330:06:58 


cc 


Oh. Roger. 


330:07:04 


c 


I sure don't like this suit. 


330:07:09 


c 


Delta-P's 20. Go with the pass, Jim. 


330:07:11 


p 


21 plus 26. 


330:07:21 


p 


21 plus 26. 



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987 



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. 

330:07:49 C 

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 

horizon. 

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 

to 50. 



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988 CONFIDENTIAL 

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 
short . 

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. 



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989 



330:10:52 P 

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. 



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99° CONFIDENTIAL 

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. 



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991 



330:U:33 C 

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 

window. 

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 

Jupiter. 

GUAYMAS 

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 
Retrofire. 

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. 



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992 



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330:16:47 


C 


Do you have the horizon now? 


330:17:11 


C 


What's your time? 


330:17:U 


P 


What? 28:03, 


330:17:18 


C 


Do you have the hori:zon? 


330:17:19 


P 


No. 


330:17:23 


G 


Neither do I. It's probably ... 


330:17:28 


P 


You're probably pitched up too much. 


330:17:30 


C 


What? 


330:17:34 


P 


You probably pitched up - there's the horizon 
front . ... 


330:17:35 


P 


Okay, yes I Yes, there you are! 


330:17:40 


c 


How is it? I can't see it over here yet. 


330:17:42 


p 


You're okay. 


330:18:13 


c 


You have the horizon yet? 


330:18:16 


p 


Yes. 


330:18:21 


p 


This time you've got it too. Look out. 


330:18:22 


c 


Okay. Hold it up ... 


330:18:23 


p 


All right. 


330:18:24 


c 


Retro time ... on at Delta-P. 


330:18:28 


p 


21:26. 


330:18:29 


c 


Okay. 


330:18:30 


p 


You're looking good. 


330:18:59 


c 


Got both C-Bands on. You want the Band on 


330:19:01 


p 


I don't think it'll help much. You can turn i 
on if you want to. 



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993 



330:19:09 


P 


Are you hot? 


330:19:13 


G 


No, not particularly. 


330:19:23 


P 


Yes, that's pretty good, Frank. 


330:19:25 


C 


Yes, it looks like we're right on it now, doesn't 
it? 


330:19:26 


C 


Yes, it was a long time trying to get horizon, 
though, wasn't it? 


330:19:28 


P 


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 ... 



330:19:42 


C 


• • • 




p 


I have 26 bank angle. Here we go. 


330:19:52 


C 


What time is ... 


330:19:57 


P 


Don't have it. Roll bank is 28:01. 


330:20:04 


c 


. , . roll bank. 


330:20:06 


P 


Banking left. 


330:20:07 


c 


Okay. 


330:20:08 


c 


50 degrees, right? 


330:20:11 


p 


Right. 


330:20:21 


p 


There's computers ... 50 and 60. 


330:20:35 


P 


Very good ... 

TEXAS 


330:20:37 


cc 


Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston, 
read? 


330:20:40 


c 


Loud and clear. 



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99^ 



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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, 

Elliot? 

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. 

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995 



330:22:18 


L, 


330:22:20 


P 


330:22:26 


C 


330:22:27 


c 


330:22:28 


p 


330:22:30 


c 


330:22:40 


p 


330:22:47 


p 


330:23:11 


p 


330:23:13 


c 


330:23:28 


p 


330:23:33 


c 


330:23:35 


p 


330:23:37 


c 


330:23:42 


p 


330:23:57 


p 


330:24:09 


p 


330:24:13 


c 


330:24:14 


p 


330:24:16 


c 


330:24:17 


p 


330:24:47 


p 


330:24:48 


c 



Yes. 

Look at that ring that's around us. 
Yes. 

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? 

Right. 

Looking good. 
... now. 

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? 
They're ... 



Yes, 



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996 CONFIDENTIAL 

330:24:49 P What? 

330:24:54 C 

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 

heating up, 

330:26:28 C Okay, the g's new 



TEXAS 



330:26:40 CC Gemini VII, Gemini VII, Houston. How do you 

read? 

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 

read? 

330:26:50 P Looks like we're going to hold our ... 

330:26:52 C How? 



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997 



330:26:54 P 

330:26:55 C 

330:26:57 C 

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? 

330:27:23 P 

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 
left. 

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? 



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998 



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330:28:23 


C 


Coining down to 3. 


330:28:24 


P 


Okay. We've got a bias on our needle. 


330:28:25 


c 


What? 


330:28 : 28 


p 


hpvp a ViiP^ on miT* npprilp* 


330:28:^9 


c 




330:28:30 


p 




330:28:35 


p 


We're going to give off 100,000. 


330:28:36 


cc 


Gemini VII, Houston, Your drogue time 
26; your main time, 32 plus 46. 


330:28:40 


c 


• • • 


330:28:54 


c 


80,000, Jim. 


330:28:55 


p 


Right. 


330:28:57 


c 


How you looking there. Ace? 


330:28:59 


p 


Okay, ... RATE COMMAND. 


330:29:01 


c 


RATE COMMAND, 


330:29:02 


p 


• • • 


330:29:03 




• • • 


330:29:04 


p 


Stand by for drogue, it's 50. 


330:29:06 


c 


Roger. It's about 70 right now. 


330:29:16 


c 


Just ran out of rods. 


330:29:21 


p 


... Okay, 50. ... 


330:29:25 


c 


* « * 


330:29:29 


cc 


Roger. Drogue. 


330:29:40 


p 


Stand by for 35. 


330:29:45 


p 


Drogue • s ... 



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330:29:52 


P 


35. 


330:29:53 


c 


35. 


330:29:54 


p 


t * • 


330:29:59 


G 


All right. 


330:30:01 


P 


All these fuels look GO. 


330:30:12 


P 


Harness locked. 


330:30:14 


C 


Harness locked. 


330:30:16 


P 


30,000? 


330:30:17 


C 


30,000. 


330:30:18 


P 


Okay. Pump Motor Valve A and B 


330:30:21 


c 


... They're closed. 


330:30:23 


p 


... 26 ... Coming dovm. 


330:30:23 


c 


26. 


330:30:29 


p 


Right, Go ahead. 


330:30:30 


c 


... 


330:30:33 


p 


Go ahead. 


330:30:35 


c 


... down* 


330:30:37 


c 


Area ... 35 . • • 


330:30:42 


p 


All right. 


330:30:43 


c 


Okay, stand by for ... in sync. 


330:30:44 


c 


Roger. 


330:30:45 


p 


* * • 


330:30:47 


p 


I've got them out. 


330:30:49 


c 


That's 13, right? 



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1000 



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330:30:51 CC Gemini VII, Houston. Standing hj for your main 

report. 

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 

report . 

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! 

330:31:26 C 

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. 

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330:31:45 


CC 


Roger. Main confirmed. 


330:31:46 


C 


Roger, ... and it looks okay. 


330:31:47 


C 


Okay. Let's go with the check list. 


330:31:48 


P 


. . . check list , All right , 


330:31:49 


C 


Okay. 


330:31:51 


P 


, , , down . 


330:31:54 


G 


Right. 


330:31:57 


P 


Do anything to temps. 


330:31:59 


P 


Okay. Let's get it back in there, ,,, 


330:32:06 


C 


Okay. 


330:32:09 


P 


.,, closed. 


330:32:10 


0 


Okay. . . . 


330:32:11 


p 


Yes, let's close it before it spills out over here. 


330:32:13 


c 


All right. 


330:32:16 


p 


Okay, 2000 ... down. 


330:32:18 


c 


... Right . 


330:32:21 


p 


Yes. Wait a second, that's water seal down. 


330:32:23 


c 


Right, water seal down. 


330:32:24 


p 


Okay, Cabin antenna up. 


330:32:25 


c 


Cabin antenna is up. 


330:32:28 


p 


,,, closed. 


330:32:30 


c 


,,, closed* 


330:32:31 


p 


Okay. Hatch ... unlocked? 


330:32:37 


c 


Recovery, this is Gemini VII, orbiting through 



4500 feet. 



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1002 



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330:32:38 


C 


Well - we got it on the Gemini VII. When we 
flew . . . 


330:32:45 


P 


How are the transmissions? 


330:32:46 


CC 


Gemini VII, can you confirm landing attitude? 


330:32:49 


c 


Say again. 


330:32:51 


CC 


Can you confirm landing attitude? 


330:32:52 


r 


Roger. Almong attitude. 


330:32:53 


P 


Okay, Rescue . . . 


330:32:54 


C 


Landing attitude? 


330:32:55 


CC 


Roger. 


330:32:59 


G 


Right. Rescue picking up ... blood pressure ... 
landings ... hit the ground, right? 


330:33:09 


P 


Okay. All circuit breaker switches open. 


330:33:11 


c 


Okay. We've got to do something real fast, Jim. 


330:33 'IB 


p 


Very good. Antenna extension on 30 seconds. Okay. 


330:33:25 


c 


Go on. 


330:33:28 


p 


... UHF. Okay, here we go. Voice control. 


330:33:35 


p 


Voice Control circuit breaker closed. 


330:33 :37 


p 


Voice Control circuit breaker. Audio UHF T/R 
circuit breaker closed. 


330:33:40 


c 


Roger, 


330:33:41 


p 


UHF circuit breaker closed. 


330:33:42 


C 


Right. 


330:33:46 


p 


Okay. HF T/R circuit breaker closed. 


330:33:47 


R 


Gemini VII, RKV ,,, I have you in sight ,.. 



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330:33:51 


C 


Roger. Thank you ... how far are we? 


330:33:52 


c 


Roger. Thank you ... That's all. 


330:33:57 


p 


UHF with that. 


330:33:58 


c 


All right. What's next? 


330:33:59 


p 


Okay. We're okay. Next as post-landing 
really. Come on. 


330:34:06 


p 


... post landing. 


330:34:11 


c 


Okay. 


330:34:13 


p 


Okay. Do you have the Attitude Indicator Alinement 
circuit breaker open? 


330:34:14 


c 


Yes. 


330:34:16 


c 


Attitude Indicating Aline circuit breaker? 


330:34:18 


p 


Yes. 


330:34:21 


p 


Okay. Indicating Control Retro circviit breaker 
open. 


330:34:25 


c 


Indicating Control - - 


330:34:26 


p 


You got the barometric pressure and the altimeter? 


330:34:28 


c 


Right. ... Stand by pressure, ... 


330:34:30 


p 


Okay. Frank, I'm going to ... back on the line. 


330:34:35 


c 


No , . . touch a dam thing. . . . 


330:34:42 


p 


Computer mode in PRELADNCH in 48 seconds. 


330:34:45 


c 


... 


330:34:47 


p 


Okay. 


330:34:57 


c 


Thank you, Jim. 


330:34:59 


p 


Roger. 


330:35:02 


p 


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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, 

m. 

330:37:42 C ... Roger ... over.. 

330:37:46 R ... 280.12, 280.12,, Passing overhead. 

330:37:52 C 

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 ... 

330:38:21 C 

330:38:24 R I understand you do want to be picked up and 

transported by "helo" back to us? 



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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 ... 

330:39:46 C 

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. 

330:43:04 

330:43:09 R ... Put another smoke in for them, 

330:43:47 R Roger, Come up HF, ... Put one man on the chute, 

Over, 



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330:43:54 P 

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? 



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POST LANDING ON-BOARD 
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P See anything . . . 

C ... do anything else, 

P Go back a little ways, 

C Let's get up that HF antenna. 

P Okay, up* 

C Yes. 

P She going up? 

C Yes, sure is. 

P Just fine. How do you read? 

P Okay. 

P Yes. 

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 Yes. 

C Shoot i We must have missed it further than Wally 
did. 

C There she is right there, 

C The '^ifhatchamlcallit". 

C The ... 

P Give them a call. 



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P Okay. 

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. 

P Okay. 

C Once they do ... 

P Oh, yes. 

C ... 

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 , , , 

P Okay. 

C • • • 

P Yes. We got anythjjig else here? I think I did 
that stuff. We got anything else? 

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C That was the first thing we did this morning. 

P Okay, 

C *.. closed, ... closed, ... closed. 

P Okay, what else? 

C • ■ • 

P Okay. 

C All switches off except C-Bands 1 and 2. 

P Okay. 

P Okay. What else? 

C ... 

C Rescue beacon without light. 

P Okay, we've got it on. 

C DC-DC ... converter closed. 

P Okay. 

C DC-DC ... converter closed, 
P 

C DC-DC converter closed. It's all right. 
C ... closed. 

P Okay. 

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, 

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C The ... changes with the waves, 

P Yes. 

C But it's not on the other one, is it ,., 
P 

C • ■ • 

C Steel Battery 3 on. 

P Okay. 

C All right. 

C Okay, we're on the ground recording ... 

P Very good. 

C Thank you. You wajit to take off the suits. ... 

trouble? 

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- 

made. 

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? 

C Yes, 

P Let's make sure you've got everything in it. 

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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 
firmal 

G Okay. 

P Frank. 

C What? 

P Can you hear this? 

C Roger, Okay. 

C Okay. 

P UDT 21. 

C What's that? 

P Underwater demolition team. 

P What? 

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, 

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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 
too long. 

C That's our innovation, Jim, that repro's got. 

P It doesn't look like it'll last long, though. 

C What? 

P It's not going to last long. 

C ... don't forget your - your "whatchamicallit". 

P What? 

C You know, your survival . . . 

P Oh, yes. 

C Roger. 

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. 



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