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PAO ...has been asked to perform the APU prestart. 

TC T-6 minutes 

PAO T-6 minutes and counting. Prestart of the APUs is 

complete. 

OTC Plight, OTC 

PAO T- 

... recorder commands please. 

Roger. That's going. 
LTC PLT LTC 

PXiT LTC, PLT has APU prestart complete I have 3 gray 

talkbacks. 

Copy. Final 33 OFI recorder talkback .... 
PAO T-5 minutes 30 seconds and counting. The 



levelopment site instrumentation recorders are on. The DFI 
provides measurements of temperatures, pressures and physical 
stresses on the orbiter and the recorders store this information 
for playback after landing. T-5 minutes 12 seconds and 
counting. The orbiter flight recorders are on. 



CTSS LTC CTSS ...identify .... 

PAO T-5 minutes and counting. We have a go for APU 
start. 

SPACECRAFT in work. 

PAO The APUs provide hydraulic power to move the 



aerosurfaces and main engines for steering. T-4 minutes 42 
seconds and counting. The firing circuits for the solid rocket 
boosters ignition and range safety destruct devices have been 
armed. This is done with a motor driven switch called a safe and 
arm device. T-4 minutes 20 seconds and counting. The main fuel 
valve heaters have been turned off in preparation for engine 
start. The main engines of the orbiter will actually be started 
at T-6. 8 seconds and it takes 3 seconds for them to reach 90 
percent thrust at which time the solid motor ignition starts 
culminating with ignition and liftoff at T-0. T-3 minutes 55 
seconds and counting. The final helium purge of the oribters 
/ -tain engine has started to ensure that there's no surplus 
' k^iydrogen or oxygen in the area at the time of ignition. T-3 
minutes 40 seconds and counting. The elevon, speedbrake, and 
rudder are being moved through a preprogrammed pattern to ensure 



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that they are ready to be used during the flight, T-3 minutes 28 
seconds and counting. The shuttle is now on internal power. 
However, the fuel cells are still receiving their fue^rcra the 
ground support equipment for about another minute. T-3 minutes 
12 seconds and counting. The profile checks of the aerosurfaces 
Ii?» n ^«f^S !!\! nd ** nq f ne g i B,bal or cement check of the 
rli*» fir ??<2S- the orb } ter 4 ! «nd«rw«y to ensure that they are 
Ss^LSS. SE* ff^fS 1 ' T " 3 minutes and counting. t-2 Jinutes 
ILl ?2 n 2?;.J h# i iquid °*ysen valve for .f illi. . the external 
tank is closed and pressur ization has begun. After the tank is 
SI^!£ iZed /, th T h ? ld ca P abi ^ty is limited to 3 minutes and 3? 
seconds, t-2 minutes 40 seconds and counting. The gasseous 
SSSJiJ*"*-!". 1 *, 6 * 1 ?? retract « d - T-2 minutes 30 seconds and 
h« £«2n\ ft rl!?, £ i? e i "i 1 ! ground supply of oxygen and hydrogen 
has been terminated and the vehicle is now using it's onboard 
!«ffj y ;« T : 2 ; inute fl 5 seconds. The main engines have been 
EE 2™ili P 0 ?^ The astronauts have cleared the caution 
and warning memories in their onboard computers and verified 
iif^n!!;!.," 0 unex P!? ted errors. T-2 minutes and counting. The 
tor S fiiJoJJ* C S? fi f? ri ?5 J h ! APUS the auxi3 ^«y power units 
1»a f^itt ' Th ? U ? uid hvdr °gen dump valve has been closed 
^nr,^ 9 pressurization underway. T-l minute 45 seconds and 
counting. The computers are automatically verifying the 
"eadiness of the main engines at the T-l minute point. T-l 
l^nute 30 seconds and counting. T-l minute 20 seconds and 
SflSJ^S;-!" 1 min li te . 15 ^nds. The liquid hydrogen tank is at 
flight pressure. Coming up on the one minute point in our 

sSHfli^?;: mi ; u ? e ? ri ? r fc V he llftoff of the third space 

7" 1 minute and counting. The firing system for 
the sound suppression water system on the pad is are. 



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CAPCOM the water system on the pad is armed. 

PAO T-50 seconds and counting. T-45. We are 14 

seconds away from switching command of the countdown from the 
ground computers to onboard computers. The development flight 
instrumentation recorders are on. T-33 seconds and counting. 
The GOX vent arm is fully retracted and we're switching 
controller to countdown to the onboard computers. T-25 
seconds. The sequence on the Orbiter is now controlling the 
final seconds. T-20 seconds. T-15, 14, 13, 12, 10, we are go 
for main engine ignition, 8, 7, 6, we have main engine 
ignition 

SPACECRAFT cleared the tower, roll it over Houston 
CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, rolling 

PAO Houston now controlling. Mission Control confirms 

all maneuvers started. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, what blue skies 

PAO 20 seconds, thrust looks good. 

.CAPCOM ! Roger, sounds good. 

PAO 26 seconds. Roll maneuver completed. 30 

seconds. 1 nautical mile in altitude, throttling engines down 
now to 68 percent as programmed. 38 seconds, plot hoard status 
looks good Mission Control. 42 seconds. Columbia now 3 nautical 
miles in altitude. 46 seconds. Coming up now on 
maximum aerodynamic pressure on the vehicle. 55 seconds past 
through max still looking good. Throttling engines back to a 100 
percent giving a go at throttle up. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, you're go at throttle up 

SPACECRAFT Roger, on throttle up to 

PAO Mark 1 minute 10 seconds, Columbia now 7 nautical 

miles in altitude, 4 nautical miles down range, velocity now 
reading 2700 feet per second. 

SPACECRAFT airspeed, Houston 

CAPCOM Roger, 460 

PAO Mark 1 minute 25 seconds. Columbia now 11 nautical 

miles in altitude 8 nautical miles down range. 

SPACECRAFT We had a freon loop light Houston 



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CAPCON Roger, wo* re looking. 

, , Tha ^ w " Jack Lous,na reporting a freon loop 

M J!£\? 0 K 8 ; COnd ?- ? oming U P on native seats for 
altitude is too high for ejection seat use. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, negative seats 

SPACECRAFT Negative seats 

P f? , . , Mark 1 minute 55 seconds. Columbia now 21 nautical 
miles in altitude 19 nautical miles down range. nautical 

SPACECRAFT PP50 Houston 

J A0 t 2 minutes 2 seconds standing by for solid rocket 

booster separation confirmation. rocKet 

SPACECRAFT Ok, there's 1 in all 3 

separation * minute 15 seconds confirm solid rocket boosters 
Converged Ro 9 er ' Columbia Houston, we confirm guidance 

PA0 , 2 minutes 23 seconds onboard guidance is converaina 

ST! iZArii^liu"- 2 ninutes 30 8etonds standln ' b * 

SPACECRAFT nato converged at 835 Houston 

capability. R ° 9er ' Columbia aou ston, you have two engine TAL 
SPACECRAFT Roger, two engine TAL 

PAO 2 minutes 45 seconds I'd call up I CAPCOM Terrv 

SI^kTW! that Columbia now haa a two engine auto landing 
capability At Rota Naval Air Station, Spain. Columbia now 42 
nautical miles in altitude, 58 nautical miles downrange 

?eal E gS5d! °* HOUSt ° n ' looks like the water *>iler ^ working 

CAPCOM Roger, copy 

^ SPACECRAFT The first part of this ride is a real barn burner. I 

3 mihutes 10 seconds. Columbia's three main J 

engines 



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SPACECRAFT we got some flakes going by the window, we got some 
just right after liftoff. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy Jack 

PAO 3 minutes 

SPACECRAFT blue out there, lots of light little flakes 

CAPCOM Roger 

p A0 3 minutes 30 seconds, Columbia now 51 nautical 

miles in altitude. Return status check in Mission Control by 
flight director Tom Holloway. 3 minutes 40 seconds. Lousma 
Pullerton given a go to continue. Mark 3 minutes 45 seconds. 
Columbia now 53 nautical miles in altitude 104 nautical miles 
downrange. Really moving out now the velocity reading now 7800 
feet per second. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, I saw the number 3 APU oil tap climbing up 
there. ' K 

CAPCOM Number 3 APU, we'll take a look at it 

'■-AO 4 minutes 2 seconds standing by for negative return 

CAPCOM Houston stand by for negative return. Mark you're 

negative return. 

SPACECRAFT Negative return 

PAO 4 minutes 12 seconds with 

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Mark your negative return 



SPACECRAFT Negative return 



PAO Pour minutes twelve seconds with that call up Lousma 

and Fuller ton committed to space travel they can no longer turn 
around and return to the launch site. Four minutes twenty 
seconds. 



SPACECRAFT (garble) APU temp 

Roger, we're still looking. 



PAO Four minutes twenty eight seconds, that was a 

report of an APU temp light, four minutes thirty three seconds 
Columbia now sixty nautical miles. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we recommend water spray boiler 

number three to bravo. 

PAO Four minutes forty seconds, Columbia now sixty one 

nautical miles altitude, one hundred seventy nautical miles 
downrange. Four minutes fifty five seconds, Columbia now sixty 
two nautical miles in altitude five minutes two seconds standing 
by for PRESS to MECO. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, stand by for PRESS to MECO 

CAPCOM Mark it, your PRESS to MECO with normal throttle. 

SPACECRAFT Roger, through to MECO, thank you. 

PAO Five minutes twenty two seconds the PRESS to MECO 

called by from CAPCOM Hart, should Columbia loose about one 
engine press on keep flying forward, Columbia's engines have 
enough energy to achieve normal altitude and velocity at cut off 
five minutes thirty five seconds Columbia now sixty three 
nautical miles in altitude two hundred fifty five nautical miles 
downrange. Velocity now reading twelve thousand three hundred 
feet per second. 

CAPCOM We're still watching the temps on the APU 3 they 

are still climbing we will keep you advised. 



SPACECRAFT Okay we are so. 

CAPCOM Mark, five minutes fifty five seconds, standing by 

for single engine ?AL capability. 

CAPCOM Houston, you have single engine TAL capability 



SPACECRAFT Roger, single engine TAL 



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PAO Six minutes five seconds, that report from CAPCOM 

Hart, indicates if a two engine failure occurred, Lousroa and 
Fullerton are capable of an emergency landing at ROTA Naval Air 
Station, Spain. 

PAO Six minutes twenty seconds, Columbia now sixty 

three nautical miles in altitude, three, hundr.i and forty 
nautical miles downrange. Velocity now reading at fourteen 
thousand eight hundred feet per second. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy. 

PAO That was Commander Jack Lousma reporting another 

message on APU 3. Six minutes forty five seconds, Columbia now 
sixty two nautical miles in altitude, three hundred and ninty 
eight nautical miles downrange. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston no action required at this time, 

but be advised we're thinking of shutting down APU 3 after singl 
engine PRESS to MECO. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

PAO Mark, seven minutes, Columbia pitching over now 

diving to decrease or increase their velocity, decrease altitude 
giving Columbia more favorable altitude, seven minutes ten 
seconds standing by now for single engine 

SPACECRAFT coming up over part of our window now, boy its a 
real beauty. 

CAPCOM Roger, sounds good Jack. 

PAO Standing by now for single engine PRESS to MECO 

call up by CAPCOM Terry Hart. Seven minutes twenty five seconds 
Columbia now sixty nautical miles in altitude, five hundred and 
forty five nautical miles downrange. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston single engine PRESS to MECO 

SPACECRAFT Single engine PRESS 

PAO Seven minutes thirty eight seconds, that report 

says that Lousma and Fullerton 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we recommend you secure APU 3, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, shutdown APU 3 



PAO That was CAPCOM Terry Hart telling the crew to 

shutdown APU 3, the single engine PRESS to MECO call says that 



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1 the crew can achievo normal engine cut off targets even if two 

engines go out. Eight minutes four seconds, Columbia now fifty 
nine nautical miles in altitude, six hundred and thirty nautical 
miles downrange. G forces building for Lousma and Pullerton 
coming up to 3 G's. Eight minutes eighteen seconds, Columbia 
three main engines slowly being throttled back now, should be 

I throttled at sixty eight percent at six seconds before main 

! engine cutoff. Mark eight minutes thirty seconds standing by now 

| for main engine cutoff Columbia now sixty 

SPACECRAFT (garble) MECO Houston, 75.680 right on the button 
and two hundred and eight five 

; CAPCOM Roger, sounds like a good one. 

i PAO Eight minutes 

I 

j SPACECRAFT good attitude for standing by 

t PAO Eight minutes 

CAPCOM Roger 

PAO Eight minutes forty six seconds, confirmed 

shutdown, Columbia again return to space, not yet returned to 
I orbit, standing by now for external tank sep 

CAPCOM Roger sep. 

I 

I PAO Confirmed external tank separation. Nine minutes 

| two seconds, Columbia now performing an evasive maneuver moving 

| below and beyond the external tank. Nine minutes fourteen 

I seconds, go no go status check on Mission Control by Flight 

I Director Tom Holloway for the first OMS burn. 

I SPACECRAFT Okay, Houston we're go for OMS-1 here 

! 

| CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we concur your go for nominal OMS 

| 1, APU shutdown on time. 

I SPACECRAFT Roger 



PAO Nine 
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STS-3 AIR/OROUND TRANSCRIPT t25j GMT 81 i 16 i 01 PACK 1 

CAPCOM Columbia f Houston. We concur. You're go Cor 

nominal OMS-1 APU shutdown on time. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

PAO ' 9 minutes 38 seconds given a go for OMS-1 and the 

APU shutdown on tine. 9 minutes 50 seconds. Columbia now 
maneuvering to OMS-1 burn attitude using the two 6,000 pound 
thrust engines OMS-1 will be positive grnde n ving Columbia 
forward and higher on her flight path placing Columbia into a 
limited life time orbit. Report Columbia now at burn attitude. 
In burn attitude. 10 minutes 43 seconds the prop systems 
controller reports ignition two good engines. Columbia doing the 
first OMS burn now. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 30 seconds left. Configure LOS 

the burn is looking real good going over the hill we'll see you 
at Madrid. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I tell you the burn is looking real good. 
It was on time and we'll see you at Madrid. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston. 12 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Prop reports cut off on the first OMS 
burn. We have loss of signal now with Columbia through 
Bermuda. The next station to acquire will be Madrid. 12 minutes 
25 seconds. We expect Madrid acquisition at about 6 and a half 
minutes. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 15 minutes 24 seconds 
Mission Elasped Time. Flight Dynamics Officer Ron Epps reports 
the following results for the first OMS burn. Time of ignition 
10 minutes 33 seconds Mission Elapsed Time. Delta V 153 feet per 
second. Burn duration 1 minute 27 seconds. Resulting apogee of 
130 nautical miles. Resulting perigee 46 nautical miles. At 15 
minutes 58 seconds Mission Elapsed Time this is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston 18 minutes 35 

seconds Mission Elapsed Time. Standing by now for reacquisition 
of signal with Columbia through Madrid. We now have acquisition 
of signal with Madrid. Now broadcasting Madrid... 

CAPCOM ...Houston. We're AOS Madrid. Configure AOS. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We're here at Madrid. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Houston. We had a good burn and we're on 
time. We're in a 131 by 46 as you can see and we'll give you a 
gimbal check. 

CAPCOM Roger. Sounds good and we're ready for the gimbal 
check. 



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PAO 19 minutes and 33 seconds. That was Commander Jack 

Lousma reporting a good OMS-1 burn. Now in the process of doing 
a gimbal check. 20 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. About 3 and a 
half. . . 

SPACECRAFT ...secondary primaries are coming at you and 

want you to take a look at isolation for OMS-2. 

CAPCOM Roger Columbia. We'll do that. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like the DPI is going to (garbled) is good. 

CAPCOM Roger we concur. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston. 20 minutes 55 seconds 

Mission Elapsed Time. About 2 and a half minutes remaining on 
this pass through Madrid. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. The targets look good to us. 

You're nav is good and the TVC is good. You're go for OMS-2. 

SPACECRAFT ...go for OMS-2. We'll initiate our maneuver now. 

JAPCOM Roger. 

PAO The external tank doors have been closed as 

scheduled. That was CAPCOM Terry Hart passing along to Jack 
Lousma and Gordon Fullerton a go for the second OMS burn. Given 
a go for the second OMS burn. 

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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Would you confirm that the 

strings in the PASS transferred okay. 

SPACECRAFT They all look good. There just some there's no 
errors on it. 

CAPCOM Roger. We recommend an 10 reset in the backup at 

this time and you're go to proceed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Let's see what happens. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Looks like it jumped back and is tracking 
okay now. 

CAPCOM Roger. We don't think it's any impact. Gordo. 

Why don't you press on with the procedure. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll do that. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston. At 55 minutes 25 seconds 

Mission Elapsed Time. A little under 4 minutes remaining on this 
Yarragadee pass. Yarragadee is a UHF station so we're receiving 
no ground data. Shuttle Control Houston. 57 minutes 25 seconds 
Mission Elapsed Time. The onboard computer system now in the 
process of being reloaded. Presumably Lousma and Fuller ton are 
now getting ready to freeze dry one of the primary computers to 
OPS 3 the entry program to put it to sleep so they will be 
assured of a good computer on entry day. Following that, the 
balance of the computers will be transitioned from OPS 1 into OPS 
2. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We have one minute left at 

Yarragadee. We'll see you at Orroral in about three minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Sounds good. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston. 59 minutes 30 seconds 

Mission Elapsed Time. A loss of signal now through Yarragadee. 
Next station to acquire will be Orroral Valley in approximately 1 
and a half minutes. Shuttle Control Houston. 1 hour 1 minute 
Mission Elapsed Time. We're reacquired Columbia through Orroral 
Valley. Now processing data through Orroral Valley. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're AOS Orroral configure AOS 

please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We've configured AOS. Houston 201 pro and 
you can watch it come in here hopefully. 

CAPCOM Roger. 



PAO 



DPS reports a good freeze dry machine onboard. DPS 



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reports Columbia in OPS 2. 

CAPCON Columbia, Houston. We see a good OPS 201 and we 

have a request on an APU switch when you have a second to listen. 

SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead with that. 

CAPCOM Roger. We have better instrumentation on the Alpha 

water spray boiler controllers and we would like you to take APU 
or rather water spray boiler three back to Alpha at this time so 
we can monitor it better. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Terry. 3 is in Alpha now. 
CAPCOM Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger. We're with you for about another 1 and a 

half minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 30 seconds left here at 

Orroral. We'll see you stateside at 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

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PAO Shuttle Control Houston at one hour five and half minutes, 

mission elapsed time, loss of signal with Columbia through Orroral valley 
Columbia will next be acquired over the states in approximately twenty four 
minutes. INCO reported that the last call by CAPOGM Terry Hart probably did 
not reach the crew, meanwhile as we have loss of signal, Columbia should 
shortly be maneuvered to payload bay door opening attitude, at one hour six 
minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, one hour '.•«nty minutes mission 

elapsed time, about ten minutes away now from reacquiring Columbia over the 
states, meanwhile the crew aboard Columbia should be getting started on the 
radiator activation and setting up the theodolite or installing the theodolite 
for citings. As Columbia passses over the states, Lousma and Fuller ton should 
be coning up on the work on the payload bay doors its a slow and deliberate 
process both are at the back station in the aft flight deck, the left is 
Fuller ton right is Lousma. Prior to the start of the operation, the 
theodolite must be installed and citings made on the hand rail targets and 
several starboard center line targets and record the values. Fuller ton should 
be operating the key board and switches for the latch and door opening. The 
sequence goes as follows; select auto mode and start door opening, stop 
sequence after about thirty seconds, take theodolite citings on the starboard 
hand rail target and some selected port center line targets, record the values 
then complete door opening, while still in auto mode close doors until the 
starboard door is almost closed, then visually determine which center line 
( .atch will make first contact with the center line latch striker plate, record 
~ the latch number at its contact point, take theodolite citings on the 
starboard hand rail and selected starboard center line targets, record values 
then complete the door closing. Initiate automatic door open sequence and 
record the time from start until all doors open indicators or indications are 
received. The raditors are then deployed with the doors open and the 
radiators deployed, the crew finally takes theodolite cites, citings on the 
hand rail targets and longeron targets, the values are then recorded.. We're 
about seven minutes to seven and a half minutes away now from reacquiring 
Columbia this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, one hour twenty nine minutes 

mission elapsed time, about a minute away now from reacquiring Columbia over 
the state side pass at the start of the second revolution of the flight of 
STS-3. . Meanwhile over the states we should have television showing the 
payload bay door operations, television transmission would be approximately 
six minutes forty seven seconds co.iing through the Mila station were about 
thirty seconds away now from reaquistion at one hour thirty minutes mission 
elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, one hour thirty minutes, mission 

elapsed time we have acquisiton of signal through Buckhorn, processing data 
now through Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston were back with you AOS at Buckhorn, welcome 

jack state side. 



The 



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CAPOCM Colirabia, Houston how do you copy, Columbia Houston, how do you 

copy? 

1*0 The DPS controller reports the onboard computer configuration in 

on orbit configuration at this time. 

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PAO orbit on orbit configuration at this time. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston on UHP through Goldstone how do 

you copy? 

SPACECRAFT You're loud and clear through Goldstone how do we 
read, Terry. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear Jack, we're having a little 

bit of difficulty locking onto you be with you in a second with 
some data. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, we need to stay ahead of you, take a look at 
spec 87, we got under surge pump control range temp number 3 
column the rudder's main brake PDU is reading 306 off scale high 
that's rudder speedbrake PDU. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy that Jack and we'll start thinking 

about it we should have some data here shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, Terry, I'm looking at mal 1.3 echo on page 1 
dash 17 and that says in block 1 if it is 300 degrees with a off 
scale high and (garble) or fail. 

{-CAPCOM Roger we're with you and let us think about that 

some more. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you're not coming through very well at all 
and maybe its my wireless comm. 

CAPCOM Negative, Jack, I think it's just the UHF, we're 

maybe going over the horizon on Goldstone here. We're hoping to 
be able to acquire shortly through Mila and we copied your 
last. Columbia Houston, through Mila now, how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm hearing you a little weakly I think. 
Gordy was hearing you a better, we're going to payload bay with 
the lights on and get ready to work on the doors. 

CAPCOM Roger 

p *° 1 hour 37 minutes mission elapsed time. That was 

Commander Jack Lousma talking to CAPCOM Terry Hart. No 
indication or no data indication yet of last 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, be advised that we think the PDU 

problem is a transducer shift and no more action is required at 
this time. He'd like you proceed with the payload bay doors. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, we got the vent light up and getting ready to 
activate the PD 



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CAPCOM Roger, and we have good data now 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, 1 hour 38 minutes mission 

elapsed time. About 9 minutes remaining on this stateside 
pass. No indication yet that the latches have been opened. 

SPACECRAFT garble data are Houston, we brought the OSS and 
all those things along we were talking about. We see American 
flag down there in the OSS and we got Canada written right down 
out on the arm. 

CAPCOM Roger, we understand and we'll be trying to get 

some TV downlink here shortly. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, 1 hour 40 minutes mission 

elapsed time. Only about 3 minutes of television remaining. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we have a good TV downlink at 

this time through camera delta. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, hey Terry, we're running a little late here 
and we gotta take a first set of target readings so we thought we 
won't be able to show you the doors opening. 

cAPCOM Roger, no problem at all, Gordo just proceed at 

your own pace there 

PAO 1 hour 40 minutes mission elapsed time. That was 

Gordon Fullerton reporting that they will probably not be able to 
show the door opening on television because of time line 
constraints. Shuttle Control Houston, 1 hour 44 minutes mission 
elapsed time. About 3 minutes remaining on this state side 
pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, you'll be go for vernier RCS 

operations when you get to that point. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Terry, sounds good. We got a couple of 
Theodolite readings under our belt working pretty good. 

CAPCOM Okay real good. We have a minute and a half left 

here at Bermuda now and be advised that we're still looking at 

the APU 3 problem but c see no reason that that APU should not 

perform fine for entry. We suspect there was a freeze up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, for some reason I had it in my mind that that 
was the one we downloaded all the water from. 

$ \PCOM You've got that right, we did. So it's not 

Tmd«r stood entirely and be advised that you have a new state 
vector onboard just a small change no consequence your nav was 
good 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t30j GMT 81:17:31 PAGE 3 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t31j GMT 81:17:45 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM and be advised that you have a new state vector on 

board, just a small change , no consequence and your nav was good 
and we've uplinked TMBU's and your entry REFSMMAT's, over. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, the uh, we're looking good here. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, 30 seconds left. In the 

correction the TMBU's did not make it up, we do have the RCS 
quantities onboard, we'll pick up the TMBU's up later. We'll see 
you at Dakar at 1 + 54 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Terry, see you later. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston. 1 hour 47 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Loss of signal now with Columbia on this 
stateside pass. The next station to acquire will be Oekar in a 
little less than 7 minutes. 1 hour 47 minutes mission elapsed 
time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. Shuttle Control 
Houston. 1 hour 53 minutes 34 seconds mission elapsed time. 
Standing by now for a reacquisition of Columbia through Dekar. 
Dekar is a UHF station and so we will process no data at Mission 
Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, on UHF through Oekar for 3 

minutes. Columbia Houston, UHF through Dekar for 2 minutes. 
Columbia Houston, in the blind we'll talk to you next at 
Yarragadee at 2 + 27 over. 

PA <> Shuttle Control Houston. 1 hour 56 minutes mission 

elapsed time. He expect no voice contact with the crew through 
Dekar, however, we'll standby and continue to monitor. Shuttle 
Control Houston. 1 hour 57 minutes mission elapsed time. Out of 
station range with Dekar. We expect the next contact with 
Columbia through Yarragadee in appr ox i matey 29 and 1/2 minutes. 
This is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 2 hours 27 minutes mission elapsed time. Standing by 
now for reacquisition of signal with Columbia through 
Yarragadee. Yarragadee is a UHF station so this will be voice 
contact only. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 6 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, reading you loud and clear through 
Yarragadee, Terry, we're running a little behind the timeline the 
Theodolite readings are what's, what was getting us behind but 
we're working on a target set B right now I believe, the port, or 
the starboard doors almost closed, we're just about finished up 
with these and we're going to press on with them. 



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CAPCON Roger, we're with you and it sounds good. You're 

making fine progress. 

SPACECRAFT What we really want to know is how rough, and we 
saw all the latches are dead even and all right on the no 
deflection trajectory. 

CAPCOM Roger, sounds good Gordon 

PAO That was Gordon Fuller ton reporting 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t32j GMT 81:18:27 PAGE 1 

PAO That was Gordon Puller ton reporting on the status 

of the pay load bay door operations. We're at two hours twenty 
eight Minutes mission elapsed time, continuing to Monitor. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, two hours twenty nine 

■inutes Mission elapsed tine, the EECOM reports that in the 
payload bay door operation sequence that the doors have been 
cycled open once and back toward close. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Houston, a while ago we got SPEC 66 water 
Message and looks like Maybe were using water out of one of the 
tanks and that ought to go away once we got the doors open. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy we'll have data in about five 

Minutes through Orroral. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, about a Minute left 

CAPCOM ColuMbia Houston, one Minute left here at 

Yarragadee we'll see you at Orroral in about two. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Terry 

PAO That was CAPCOM Terry Hart advising the crew of 

Columbia less than a Minute now through Orroral we will, through 
Yarragadee we will alMost immediately pick up at loss of signal 
by reaquiring through Orroral. Loss of signal now with 
Yarragadee, less than a Minute away froM reacquistion through 
Orroral Valley. Me're at two hours thirty four minutes mission 
elapsed time. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, Orroral has acquisition of 

signal processing data. t 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we're AOS Orroral for four 

Minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay on Orroral, if you got data you can watch the 
doors cone open were about to start the auto open all the way. 

CAPCOM Roger we're with you and we'll be looking at that 

SPEC 66 water Message. 

SPACECRAFT And Houston, as I recall you gave us go for Vernier 
operations. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston that's confirmed your go for 

Vernier ops. 

SPACECRAFT So far all the tinea have worked out to be double 
Motor tinea and we've got all the latch and microswitches just 
like in the simulator with no failures in there. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t32j GMT 81:18:27 PAGE 2 
CAPCOM Roger sounds good Gordo. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston we show all the center line 

latches released now. We're at two hours 

SPACECRAFT One time that we, when it begin daylight we turned 
off the payload bay lights, and there goes the door open, and 
later on we, after a few minutes we decided we needed it back on 
because the sun was going down and they didn't come back on, we 
waited approximately three to five minutes and nothing happened 
so we just turned the switches off and waited a lot longer period 
of time and now we got the bulkhead light back on, but for some 
reason there's a time delay we weren't aware of. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy that Jack, and I understand that all 

the lights that you want and have turned on, have come on at this 
time? 

SPACECRAFT Yes, right now, we're just operating with the 
bulkhead light, it seems to adequately light up the payload bay. 

CAPCOM Roger and be advised the SPEC 66 water message was 

due to tank Charlie quantity and your right on your assumption 
that it should be okay once we get the doors open. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, we took a look at it, we saw that one of the 
tanks was down. 

PAO Two hours thirty eight minutes, mission elapsed 

time. 

SPACECRAFT Now we got the starboard door open, and there goes 
the port door. 

PAO We show both the starboard and port doors open. 

SPACECRAFT Don't see any marks there at all that weren't 

there before we left. 

CAPCOM Roger 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, twenty seconds left here at 

Orroral, Hawaii is next at 2 plus 54, we'll see you there. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir. 

SPACECRAFT And we got both the doors open 317, looks like the 
sun is coming up. 

CAPCOM Roger, we show you on the terminator. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, two hours thirty nine 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t32j GMT 81:18:27 PAGE 3 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Loss of signal now with Columbia 
through Orroral Valley 

END OP TAPE 



3TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t33j GMT 81:18:39 PAGE 1 



PAO and at the conclusion of this pass we showed both 

pay load bay doors open. Both pay load bay doors open. We're at 2 
hours 39 minutes mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. This is Shuttle Control Houston at 2 hours 53 minutes 
mission elapsed time, less than a minute away now from 
reacquiring Columbia through Hawaii. Shuttle Control Houston. 2 
hours 54 minutes mission elapsed time. We've reacquired Columbia 
through Hawaii. We show both payload bay doors open. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're AOS Hawaii for three 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Terry, we have got a spectacular view. It's 
really hard to stop looking out the window and we're top down 
looking down at Hawaii somewhere and mostly blue water 

there and clouds and doors are open and we're working on bubble 
5, powering up the HMS to temp mode. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, and if we can interrupt you for a 

minute, could we have spec 1 on a GNC machine so that we may 
change our variable downlist parameters. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and we're also on vernier jets Houston and 
we'll (garble) PPCS tubes and should be there shortly and when we 
L get there we'll initiate the PPC. 

CAPCOM Roger, we see that Jack and it looks good to us. 

SPACECRAFT And I'm resetting the caution warning and what do 
you think about starting the auto fuel cell purge test? 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, you're go for the auto fuel cell 

purge test. 

SPACECRAFT Terry, when we put the during our reset to SM after 
powering up the payload we got a spec 91 OBC status message. We 
haven't chased it yet, it doesn't sound too serious, would you 
have a look at it? 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll do that and we'll advise you over the 

states. 

SPACECRAFT The arm looks comfortable, all the joints are 65 
degrees except one of them there with 62. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy and CRT is yours again, we'll get 

the SM variable downlist stateside. We have about 50 seconds 
left here Hawaii and Buckhorn is next in 5 minutes. 

JPACECRAFT Okay 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, 2 hours 57 minutes mission 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t33j GMT 81:18:39 PAGE 2 
elapsed time 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, the spec 91 payload message was 

OPS normal and no problem and we* 11 see you stateside in about 5. 

PAO we show the start 

SPACECRAFT That's a deal. 

PAO We show the start of the purging of fuel cell 

number 1. Going out of station range now with Hawaii on the 
third revolution. At 2 hours 58 minutes mission elapsed time. 
This is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 2 hours 59 minutes mission elapsed time about 3 minutes 
away now from reacquiring Columbia over the states. The shutdown 
of APO or auxiliary power unit number 3 during the power phase of 
flight at the request of the Mission Control Center was strictly 
a precautionary measure in response to overheating. Although 
analysis is not complete the problem is believed to be to have 
been due to a freeze up in the water spray boiler, an ascent 
peculiar problem, we'd also seen similar problems in STS-1 and 
2. The APO is fully expected to perform properly for entry. 
We're at 3 hours mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. Shuttle Control Houston. 3 hours 2 minutes 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, AOS Buckhorn 

SPACECRAFT Terry, you're loud and clear at Buckhorn 

CAPCOM Roger, you're loud and clear, Gordon and we have a 

couple of switches to clean up and 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t34j GMT 81:19:02 PAGE 1 

^CAPCOM ...clear and Gordo we have a couple switches to 

clean up on Rl and R2 there sometime during the state side pass 
if you could float on over that direction. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm ri<;ht there now, why don't you shoot em. 

CAPCOM Okay, the first one- we noticed during prior to 

flight that cryo 02 tank 3 heater alpha one current sensor 
tripped, even though =he heater was not. on and when you go to 
power up 3 we think that will still be indicating a trip so we'd 
like you at this time to reset cryo 02 tank heater 3. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, cryo 02 tank 3 heater has been reset. Got 
any more? 

CAPCOM Yes we do, that fixed that problem Gordo, we're ops 

normal now on cryos. And the other one concerns MPSTVC Isol 
number 3 since you shut down the APU during power flight there we 
didn't get a chance to close that Isol, so at this time, if you 
would take hydraulic circ pump number 3 to on and then close 
MPSTVC 

SPACECRAFT ....dropped out, are you still there? 

CAPCOM Roger , how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT ... Well a drop out gotcha now. 

CAPCOM Roger, and did you copy the first about MPSTVC 
isol? . 

SPACECRAFT ... looks like the fuel cell purge happened Houston 

although the numbers were a little difficult to follow, maybe you 

could take a look at it and see what you think. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll be doing that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I need you to say again on the MPSTVC Isol valve 
number 3 we got to start the circ pump or close it or something 
like that? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative and we like you to take 

hydraulic circ pump number three to on at this time and then to 
close MPSTVC Isol number 3 and check the talk back closed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll do that right now. 

SPACECRAFT Pumps on, showing about two hundred psi 



CAPCOM 



Roger 



3TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t34j GMT 81:19:02 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT And now the Isol valve's closed and got a closed 
talkback 

CAPCOM | Roger, your go to turn the circ pump 3 to off. 

SPACECRAFT Pump 3 is off. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we'll be* addihj a TV pass here 

over at Mila no action required on your part, we'll take command 
of the TV's at that time and request a spec 1 on a SM machine at 
this time on the SM machine and we'll do our variable parameters 
to the SM. 

SPACECRAFT So you want spec 1 on CRT 2. 
CAPCOM Number 2 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, three hours six minutes 

mission elapsed time, a go no go status check in Mission Control 
by flight 

SPACECRAFT Can you tell us where we are right now, looking at 
the big map up there? 

PAO Flight Director Tom Holloway, 

CAPCOM Sure can, 

SPACECRAFT As far as I can tell we're right over the Sal ton 
Sea how bout that? 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're thinking you may be able to see 

Edwards. 

SPACECRAFT Have we got Edwards? ... lake with a lot of water 
in them, a lot of snow on the mountains north of LA. 

CAPCOM Roger, sounds like a beautiful site. 

SPACECRAFT and we'll look out the window for seven 

days. 

CAPCOM Well we're going to have one or two things for you 

to do in this next seven days I think. 

SPACECRAFT We're going to turn around and take a look at this, 
will you Terry? 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston, three hours seven minutes 

mission elapsed time Lousma and Fullerton given a go to stay on 



^ dTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t34j GMT 81*19:02 PAGE 3 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston enjoy the view, you are 90 for 

orbit, and the fuel cell purge looks good to us, we'll be picking 
up TV at Mila. 

SPACECRAFT Roger good news, go for orbit, I don't know a 
better place to get it, we got a great view just looking now we 
went just north of Phoenix lots of snow up in them there hills... 

CAPCOM Roger, sounds great. 

• SPACECRAFT Okay, I guess you all turned on the D camera is 
that correct? 

CAPCOM Stand by please, Columbia Houston, you have a go 

to initiate the roll rate for PVC at this time. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah we were thinking you'd say that, but we're 
gonna kinda wait to see this view over the US, if you don't mind? 

CAPCOM Okay, I guess we were fighting with you for the 

view, were hoping to get some good TV we'll be using the RMS 
camera for TV over Mila, but your call. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the payload bay is pointing right at the 
Earth 

END OF TAPE 



918-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t35j GMT 81*19:08 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT The payload bay is pointing right at th« earth. 

CAPCCM Roger, sounds good just like you are, Jack 

SPACDCR?*FT Looking way out to the east here and as far as I can sec there 
is no clouds it oughta be a good day for taking it in. 

CAPCCM Sounds good, we'll be losing our data here shortly, we should 

maintain UHF through Salina Peak and pick you up. again it Mila in about 5 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. 

CAPCCM Columbia Houston, we have a beautiful view from camera delta at 

this time looking back through the tail section we see United States do.\>n 
there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, what are we over right now, Terry? 

CAPCCM Roaer, we are just coming up AOS at Mila and you're I'd say a 

little bit southland somewhat to the west of Chicago maybe a couple hundred 
miles south of Chicago. 

SPACECRAFT Yoa, we see Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan up there and 
I it looks like they're getting some snow up there and ice in the lak». 

PAO That was commander Jack Lousma describing his home state of 

Michigan. We're at 3 hours 12 minutes mission elapsed time. 

SPACECRAFT Well, I had to say hello to all my heme state folks and 
relatives back in Michigan and they must be somewhere watching the launch but 
it looks like it is a little chilly in Michigan today. 

CAPCOM I'm sure they appreciate hearing frcm you. Columbia Houston, we 

have a spectacular view of the east coast. 

PAO That was CAPCCM Terry Hart talking to the crew of Columbia. 

We're at 3 hours 15 minutes mission elapsed time. 

CAPCCM Columbia Houston, we hate to interrupt your siteseeing but we'd 

like to talk to you about two or three things hero in the last five minutes of 
this pacs through Bermuda. Columbia Houston, how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT Roger, here 

CAPCOM Columbia, you're loud and clear, how are we? 

SPACECRAFT Hey, garble go ahead with your 

comments though. 

CAPCCM Roger, first out, after you do the star tracker activation 

we'd like you to go ahead and select a star tracker mode and we might pick up 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t35j GMT 81il9*08 PAQS 2 

jam stars of opportunity a little later before we do the H* align. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that. 

CAPCOM Next item on the payload lighting. We'd recommend you leave the 

lights on pretty much unless the checklist has you turning them off sometime 
during the CAP but if you do need to turn them off you'll need to wait at 
least ten minutes before turning them back on, that's the hot start time, and 
it may take 2 to 5 minutes before they actually .come or, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you're recommending we leave them on and even through the 
daylight? 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, as required and if during the in the CAP 

somewhere they recommend you to turn them off you can go ahead and do that at 
that time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll wave off for now and turn - light at (garble) 
which won't be long, I guess. And Houston, we just initiated PTC, how does it 
look? 

CAPCOM Standby, 1, we'll take a look. Roger, the PTC looks good to us 

and concerning the fuel cell purges we have computed on the ground the delta 
voltage numbers for the back of the fuel cell purge cue card and they should 
be good for the entire mission if you'd like to note them on there we'd be 
jlad to read them to you, you'll not have to use the nomograph. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Terry, why don't you give them to me. I've got the card 
in hand. 

CAPCOM Roger, fuel cell number 1 is plus 1.2, fuel cell number 2 is 

plus .9, fuel cell number 3 is plus 1.1, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, assume the purge went okay, and we were watching it very 
closely. 

CAPCOM It went just fine, Gordo, and we expect those delta V's to hold 

throughout the mission. Also, because of our one hour late liftoff time vice 
the CAP we'll 

END OF TAPE 



ST8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t36j GMT 81 1 19 1 19 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM To liftoff tiMi vict the CAP you will have sunrise 

and sunset time occur about 4 minutes early. Stars, star times 
•ay also be off a litte bit during the mission but we'll talk 
anymore about that later. The stars for today there's no impact 
due to the 1 hour slip, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM We might remind you to change your liftoff time for 

the deorbit program. 

SPACECRAFT Why don't you give me that time so that I can 
crosscheck my own calculations? 

CAPCOM Roger, it will be 81.1600 

SPACECRAFT 81 . 1600 

CAPCOM Rog, you've got it, we have about 1 minute left 

here at Bermuda. 



SPACECRAFT Thank you 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, we have 30 seconds left here 

at Bermuda. A reminder while the launch phase is still fresh in 
your memory you may want to dictate some comments and impressions 
on ICOM there and if you'll make a note of the MET at which you 
do that and tell us later we'll play those back later and listen 
to them here on the ground. Dakar is next at 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you there. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll see you at Dakar at 3 plus 25. 



SPACECRAFT Okay 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston at 3 hours 21 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Loss of signal now with Columbia on this 
3rd revolution stateside pass. During this pass astronauts Jack 
Lousma, Gordon Fullerton were given a go to stay on orbit. We're 
a little under 4 minutes away from reacquiring Columbia through 
Dakar. At 3 hours 22 minutes mission elapsed time. This is 
Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 3 
hours and 25 minutes mission elapsed time. Standing by now for 
reacquisition of signal with Columbia through Dakar. Dakar is a 
UHF station only. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, UHF through Dakar for 6 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm hearing you through Dakar, how about me, 
Terry? 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t36j GMT 81i19i19 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear, Jack and a couple of 

notes. We did aand a teleprinter message up stateside there and 
it's a teat message. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll take a look at it when we're when we're 
down here we're doing level 1 on page 117, going to move down now 
below, he's getting ready to get his suit off. 

CAPCOM Roger, sounds good and there's no constraint now on 

checking the payload bay doors open for at least one hour before 
turning the IBCM on. You can go ahead and do that anytime now. 

SPACECRAFT Understand we can turn the IECM on anytime. Is 
that what you told me? 

CAPCOM Roger, it's down toward the bottom of that bubble 

that you're working. It has you check the payload bay doors open 
for at least one hour, we're not quite there yet but you can go 
ahead and do that step. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do the IECM step, thank you. 
CAPCOM Columbia Houston 

SPACECRAFT Yes 

CAPCOM Just a couple things, we did turn off your TV 

system leaving Mila there and it's yours again if you wish to 
turn it back on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll leave it off for now. And what else? 

CAPCOM Roger, we're real interested in the quality of the 

drinking water onboard anytime you get a chance to give us a 
report on that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll get there eventually, standby please. 

CAPCOM Roger, we have about a minute left here at Dakar. 

Botswana is next at 3 plus 43, we'll see you there. 

SPACECRAFT See you at Botswana, Terry. 

PAO Shuttle Control Houston. 3 hours 33 minutes 

mission elapsed time. We have loss of signal with Dakar. Next 
station to acquire will be Botswana in approximately 10 
minutes. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t37j GMT 81 t 19 i 36 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM Columbia Houston, UHP through Botswana Columbia 

Houston, UHP through Botswana for four plus thirty. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, were hearing you through Botswana we got the 
star trackers on and we got them on item 3 and 4 and are we clear 
to go ahead with the 

SPACECRAFT We clear to go ahead with the desired REFSMMAT's 
update? 

CAPCOM Stand by please Jack 

CAPCOM Roger, your REFSMMAT's are onboard and your go for 

desired REFSMMAT's update. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll get that momentarily 

CAPCOM Roger and be advised of the very heavy rainstorms 

through the Botswana site and we may or may not be able to track 
you through this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

( CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, one minute left here at Botswana 

^-and it sounds like your pretty well on the timeline again. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, I think we've we're catching up pretty good, 
we're getting this thedolite set at delta right now. 

CAPCOM Roger good work and we'll see you next at 

Yarragadee at 4 plus 01. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, at three hours 

forty eight minutes mission elapsed time loss of signal now with 
Botswana, the next station to acquire will be Yarragadee in 
twelve minutes, 12 and a half minutes approximately, this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, at three hours 

fifty two minutes mission elapsed time, the first change of shift 
news briefing is presently scheduled for two thirty this 
afternoon. Presently scheduled for two thirty. This change of 
shift briefing would involve Flight Director Tom Holloway. This 
is Shuttle Control Houston at three hours fifty four minutes 
mission elapsed time, the first change of shift news conference 
for Flight Director Tom Holloway is now scheduled for two thirty 
(i.m., and the change of shift news conference, that's two thirty 
^-p.m. central time, the change of shift news conference will take 
place in the room 135 auditorium building number 2, this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t37j GMT 81 I 19 t 36 PAGE 2 



PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, at four hours 

mission elapsed tins, approximately thirty seconds away now from 
reaquiring Columbia through Yarragadee, we'll stand by. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, UHP through Yarragadee for six 

plus thirty. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're reading you through Yarragadee Terry, 
Gordo's down getting the suit off, I enabled the star trackers, 
sent the update with IMU 3 and we're just tidying up a little bit 
what can we do for you? 

CAPCOM Well I think we have no open items for you Jack, 

everything sounds good, it looks like your on the timeline, and 
we'll be looking forward to get in the CAP here shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, soon as Gordo gets his suit off and gets up 
I'll go down and do the same so we'll have somebody on comm all 
the time. 



CAPCOM Roger, we appreciate that, thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston one minute left here at 

Yarragadee, Hawaii is next at 4 plus 26, we'll see you there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Terry see you in Hawaii. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston at four hours eight 

minutes mission elapsed time, loss of signal now with Columbia 
through Yarragadee the next station to acquire will be Hawaii in 
approximately eighteen minutes. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 



Controls APL 237 



PAO This is Mission Control Houston, four hours twenty 

five minutes into the third flight of the Spaceship Columbia, now 
beginning its fourth orbit and about thirty three seconds away 
from acquisiton through the tracking station on Kauai Hawaii 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t38j GMT 81 i 20:25 PAGE 1 

Voice Control, APL 237 

? A0 , This is Mission Control Houston, four hours twenty 

five minutes into the third flight of the Spaceship Columbia now 
beginning its fourth orbit and about thirty three seconds away 
from acquistion through the tracking station on Kuaunia Hawaii. 
Should be in the midst of meal preparation at this time after 
activating the OSS-1 payload pallet, we'll wait for word from the 



crew 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston were AOS Hawaii for seven 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Houston, how are you reading at Hawaii? 

CAPCOM Roger, you're loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me tell you one thing right to begin 
with, its not a big deal but it something you need to work on, 
Gordo s got his suit off, I'm up here activating the OSS and I 
started the recorder at 420, 4 plus 20 and I started entering the 
hex commands on j « 1-5, I entered the last command, ' I had four 
P i U£ \ !: howe Y er noticed on the last entry there where it says 
check the engmee 1 data select the lights to be off, that got 
» number eight on u. that light is not off, and I want to know 
. you want me to proceed to activate the PDP in spite of that? 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy stand by please. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston your go to press on with that 
jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and let us know what you hear about that 

light number ^ght the engineering data light select being on. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll get back to you on it. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston 

SPACECRAFT Yes, go ahead Terry 

CAPCOM Roger, we think the engineering data select liaht 

number eight should be off at this time, we think i? just 9 
JSi^JiiE ItVotS U 10 ° kS lik€ U g ° f °< °* S -w, would 

S^OFf!* YSS ' 90(3 9 ° in9 ba ° k ° Ver here 1 noti «^ that is. 
"APCOM Roger, and be no problem with that. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t38j GMT 81 » 20: 25 PAGE 2 



CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, the STS-3 ascent team has now 

been named the Ivory Team and we'd like to say that we've had a 
great time training with you the last few months and its been a 
great morning, we really enjoyed it, we* re going to hand you over 
to the orbit team here coming up on state side. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Terry to you and all the rest of the troops 
we have enjoyed training with you too, this is one of the best 
training sims we've ever had with you guys and you got us off to 
a super start we're thankful for it and we appreciate and we'll 
be looking forward to seeing you again later. 



CAPCOM Roger, we'll see you tomorrow night. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) on coming on 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we've lost AOS and Neil will be 

with you here state side. 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston LOS at Hawaii, but 

only about two and a half minutes until reacguisiton through the 
state side string of tracking stations, meanwhile the off going 
; 'light Director Tommy Holloway is making motions toward heading 
toward the newscenter he's now unplugged and taken off his 
headset, which is a great leap forward and as has the CAPCOM 
Terry Hart. Won't make the two thirty advertised time of course, 
two minutes now away from reaquisiton through Goldstone and 
Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston Neil and the Silver team are with 

you state side. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there Sally, Neil and the Silver team are 
coming loud and clear how do we read? 

CAPCOM Your loud and clear also Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me give you one to start working on then, 
the payload ops checklist PDP activation page 1-18, there's a 

tape recorder one channel two enabling us occur earlier than 

the CAP at that time, do you have a PAD time for me? 

CAPCOM we'll work on that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm hung up on the OSS activation until you 
come up with that one 

\PCOi\ ; - understand and wu'^e working on it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay doke 



~i'S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t38j GMT 81:20:25 PAGE 3 

CAPCOM And Jack while were working on that you've got a 

to power off the APU fuel pump valve cool B, and also the APU 
controller power. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me go over there and say those again 
oKay? 

CAPCOM Roger. 
END OF TAPE 



STS-3 MR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t39j GMT 81i20t37 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM And Jack, where we're working on that you've a go 

to powerof f the APU fuel pump valve core B and also the APU 
controller power. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me go over to the pay loads again, Ok. 

i 

CAPCOM Roger 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead Sally. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, this is the step that's called out in 

the CAP at 4 plus 35. We'd like the APU fuel pump/valve cool 
bravo off. All three APU controller powers off, OFF and a 
clean up item we'd like the APU's speed select numbers 1 and 2 to 
normal. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've got the APU pump valve coolant bravo 
off, I've got the APU controller power off and you were cut off 
by a tone on the speed select. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'd like the APU speed select number 1 and 

number 2 back to normal. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're in 2 normal efforts, 1 and 3 are all 
normal 



CAPCOM Roger 

SPACECRAFT Any APU message spec 86 safety light hydraulics APU 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll look at that. And Columbia you're go 

to enable channel number 2 now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll do it now. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, that APU message that you got came on 

when you powered the controllers down you can ignore it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I figured it had something to do with that. 
Okay, so I had just now enabled the tape recorder 1 channel 2 
440. 

CAPCOM Copy, 440. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, how do you read? 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've been busying myself and Jack here and 
just pulled some paper out the teleprinter. Looks like we got a 
test message that has all the characters on there. It's followed 
by some gibberish. We may have had something get onto air to 



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ground too there. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT You Bend anything intentionally beyond the test 
message which has 66 lines of one line of each character in a 
set? 

CAPCOM Negative, Gordo, line 66 .end of test message is the 

last line that we transmitted. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we haven't missed anything official. Okay, 
if you'll go ahead I'll continue to activate the PDP and get the 
RDP on. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT It says here to check the REM heater on, but the 
REM heater is not on, if there is any I presume you want me to 
turn it on item 11. 

CAPCOM Standby. Jack, we would like you to turn that 

heater on now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Hello Houston, are you still there? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we've got 7 minutes left over 

the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I noticed in looking at the housekeeping page 
one and the PDP that the pressure is about around up to 63 and 
below 50 anyway. Then once in a while it shows something below 
50 but it is irratic. Now 46, 49, 52, 45 I'd like you to know 
what you wanted me to do with respect to the high voltage. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll look at that Jack. And Jack we'd like 

you to hold off and not turn on the high voltage until we get a 
chance to look at it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll leave the high voltage off unless you'd 
like me to take a look at the others in (garbled) stages or put 
them onto a tape recorder and then go back to refinish finish up 
on the OSS-1 activation, right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

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Plight stages or put them on tape recorders and go 
back and finish up on the OSS-1 activation right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay tell all the rest of those OSS guys were 
going to get them out of here and finish early. 

CAPCOM We cop Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like our amps are just a little bit high 
Sally and the command data system on the Spec 91. I got 2.2 it 
ought to be something less of 2.0 what do you want me to do with 
that one? 

CAtCOM Stand by Jack. 0. 

SPACECRAFT Sally is there any reason I shouldn't just power up 
this water and fill up a drink bag tank. 

CAPCOM Gordo, we think that it be a great idea. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Jack you can press ahead with the activation. 

SPACECRAFT once in awhile I get a 1.9 

CAPCOM Roger, we think it looks alright. 

SPACECRAFT Okay there's a thermal canister. 

CAPCOM Roger 

SPACECRAFT There's the induced atmosphere 

f 1 

CAPCOM We see it, and Columbia we got about thirty seconds 



to LOS Dakar is next at five plus 01 and just for your 
information the teleprinter message we had the same sort of 
problem on the first message on STS-2, we think the teleprinter 
is working alright and we do not intend to re send that message. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally I sitting here filling up my drink bag 
I would guess that its got about ten percent bubbles in it but 
that might have been because it was in it already this is the 
same bag that Rita gave me pre-lunch. 

CAPCOM We copy that Gordo and enjoy your lunch. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston, loss of signal 

through the state side run on the fourth orbit, the flight of 
STS-3, Commander Jack Lousma presently activating the OSS-1 



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payload encountered a pesky light on the recorder that would not 
go out but he was advised to press on with the activation of the 
plasma data package. Plasma diagnostic package, also to do a 
turn off APU fuel coolant pumps, Sally Ride currently CAPCOM on 
this particular shift with Neal Hutchinsons' team, the off going 
Flight Director Tommy Ho] loway is now added another color to the 
rainbow of Flight Director colors to join red, white, blue and 
bronze and silver all of the others that have gone in the past. 
We're about four minutes now away from reaquisiton of Columbia 
through the station at Dakar overlapping with Ascension Island 
actually, and we'll return at that time. This is Mission Control 
Houston about five seconds away from reaquisiton through Dakar, 
and Ascension Island, its reported that the consumables aboard 
Columbia are somewhat above the nominal quanitities remaining for 
this point in the flight plan, we've got almost ten minutes here 
of tracking or at least voice communications through Dakar and 
Ascension should be AOS at this time. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Dakar and Ascension for 

nine minutes. 



SPACECRAFT I hear you Sally, how do you hear me? 

CAPCOM We hear you loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm hearing you kind of weakly, one other 
thing I wanted to tell you about is that the spec 90 on the 
pallet amps are now reading 13 as opposed to the other (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we saw that going over the hill state 

side and there's no need for you to look at the MAL on that, just 
press right ahead, we think it's alright and we'll look at it a 
little longer. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and I think you owe me on the PDP high 
voltage 



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^CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we saw that going over the hill 

stateside and there's no need for you to look at the maD on that 
just press right ahead. We think it's alright and we'll look at 
it a little longer. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I think you owe me one on the PDP high 
voltage. 

CAPCOM Roger, nek, we need to look at that a little bit 

longer. We'd like you to just go ahead and take your suit off 
and have lunch and we'll get back to you later on that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I noticed the pressure is now reading 50. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston with <1 minutes left 

through Ascension. We have nothing for you n this pass. Our 
intention is just to let you enjoy your meai and do a little bit 
of siteseeinq. Just for information we sent you a state vector 
and it looks good and the private conference we had scheduled 
over Guam in about 45 minutes will delay until you are finished 
with lunch. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally. Sally, I'm in the process of putting 
in the C02 absorbers right now. I'm trying to fight in a 
floating treadmill at the moment I had a (garbled) to get to 
number 2 in here. 

CAPCOM We understand. Columbia we're 30 seconds to LOS. 

Botswana is next in 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, you can log 1 into A and 2 into B on 
the C02 right now. We just had an alarm. Can you tell what it 
is. We're going downstairs at the moment. 

CAPCOM Looks like a water loop cycle, Gordon, nothing to 

worry about. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thanks. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. 5 hours 11 

minutes into the 3rd flight of the spacecraft Columbia. Both 
Louisma and Full or Ion now on the lower dock preparing a meal. 
Apparently Jack Lousrna has been so busy activating the 
experiments that he has not had time to got out of his escape 
suit. While they are preparing their meal the private conference 
with a surgeon that had been scheduled £or later on has been 
deferred. Currently the spacecraft systems appear to be in 
excellent condition. The alarm they heard from on the lower deck 
turned out to be just the water loop cycling. As reported to the 
flight director here nothing to worry about. 3 minutes now until 
.eacquisition through the voice relay station at Botswana. 
Return at that time, however, conversation may be rather scant 



AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t41j GMT 81:21:02 PAGE 2 

in as much as the flight control team here and CAPCOM Sally Ride 
are going to let the crew pretty well alone while they have their 
first meal in space. Back in two minutes for Botswana. This is 
Mission Control Houston. Mission Control Houston. 10 seconds 
now from reacquisition through voice relay station at Botswana 
and we 1 11 standby in case there is any conversation here. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. You're Botswana for 5 minutes. 

How do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Sally, we have you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM You're the same, Gordo. Columbia Houston. VTe've 

got a couple questions on the water that you drew. 

SPACECRAFT Say again the question 

CAPCOM Roger, we're real interested in the quality of the 

water and we had a couple questions. We were wondering whether 
you got the water out of the chiller or whether that was ambient 
£nd we also wanted to make sure that was the bag that you carried 
with you onboard and whether it had been filled preflight. 

>ACECRAFT I think about yes to all , , . , . 

vou . i used the chilled water, I filled the bag that 

Rita had filled for us and we put it in our suit pockets prior to 
launch. I had drunk that entirely, I re 



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•VTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t42j GMT 81:21:18 PAGE 1 

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CAPCOM bag that you carried with you on board and whether 

it had been filled pre flight. 

SPACECRAFT I think yes to all the above, let's see I used the 
chilled water, I filled the bag that Rita had filled for me us 
and we put in our suit pockets prior to launch, I had drunk that 
entirely I refilled it completely and I drunk most of it again, 
so that's about my water quanity so far I guess is about 16 
ounces. 

CAPCOM Okay, and we'd appreciate an update next time you 

have a chance to use the water gun. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it tasted okay, there was a very slight maybe 
chlorine taste to j.t I think, but certainly not untolerable. 

CAPCOM That's good news. 

CAPCOM Columbia we're at thirty seconds to LOS Yarragadce 

is next in about 13 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally, we're flying through the black night, 
it is really black, see you at Yarragadee. 

JAPCOM Okay. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, Loss of signal through 

Botswana, thirteen minutes away from reaquisition through it 
appears Yarragadee Australia, the next station coming up. A 
discussion there on a quality and quanity of water drunk aboard 
Columbia thus far into the flight. Gordo Fullerton discussing 
the quanity that he had drunk from a water bag that had been 
filled pre flight he mentioned the name Rita, and of course Rita 
is our the JSC nutritionist, Rita Rapp, who's been involved in 
food development since day one of the manned space program. 
We'll return in twelve minutes through Yarragadee at five hours 
twenty two minutes end of day one of seven day flight of Columbia 
this is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, aquisition through 

Yarragadee Australia imminent. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Yarragadee for 

seven minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, got you loud and clear and that's what 
Terry's little calculator 3ays I didn't get a chance to get it 
out and report to him, but you can pass the word (garble) time 
vector (garble) when we left. 



CAPCOM 



Okay, we'll pass the word to him and I'm glad that 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t42j GMT 81:21:18 PAGE 2 

we're up with the calculator. And we've got nothing for you this 
pass . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I guess we havn't got much for you, except 
that this an unbelievable (garble) much fun Sally, you gotta try 



CAPCOM Sounds like a good idea to me. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) learn not to swim so muin and just float 
around and I'm doing better, Sally are you still there? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo for five and a half 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT If you see any of my friends from aircraft opr, tell 
them this is the best parabola I ever flew. 

CAPCOM We'll pass that on to the 135, and Gordo if your 

up on the flight deck, and its convenient we have the request 
from the payloads people for an SIA observation. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, in about one minute, my third bag of water 
here. 

JAPCOM Okay Gordo, why don't you just press with what 

your doing and we'll get the SIA observation when your finished 
with your meal. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, I'm looking at the SIA now and its cranking 
from through vertical now toward the aft, looks good to me. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy Gordo, and on page 3-6 of the 

pay load ops checklist there's an SIA log that the payload people 
would like you to fill out when you get a chance it's a short log 
that just describes the things that you see. And again, that's 
on page 3-G of the payload ops. 

SPACECRAFT Might be a good time to look for this sort of 
thing, I'll have a look at that page. 

CAPCOM Okay, the pops (?) would appreciate that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally, I can kind of: give you the results of 
this easily, the assembly is moving, it's almost well just... 

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SPACECRAFT that sort of thing, I'll have a look at that page. 

CAPCOM Okay, the part would appreciate that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, I can kinda give you the results of 
this easily. The assembly is moving, it's almost, well it's just 
started back from full aft now. I can just see the sunrise out 
on the horizon as we kinda go tail first toward 
it* . And as far as induced atmosphere 

around here there's let's see one little flake of something 
floating along after the tail back there, oh, a couple of flakes, 
maybe an inch or so long, otherwise, very clean around the 
spacecraft. No other particles at all. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that Gordo, that's a good report. 

Could you tell us how many payload bay lights you hive on? 

SPACECRAFT Don't have any on. I decided to give them a rest 
and turn them all off here at sunrise and the payload bay is 
pointing toward the sun, at least they're fully bathed in 
sunlight. 

CAPCOM Okay, that sounds like a good idea. Gordo, we're 1 

minute to LOS. Guam is next in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll see you at Guam. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. LOS near Yarragadee. 

We're 6 and 1/2 minutes away from reacquisi tion through Guam. 
Gordon Fullerton commented that this launch was the hoot parobala 
he ever flew in his life and this was a message for ie people 
that operate the KC135 zero-g simulating aircraft tl, is 
operated by JSC. Goes under the aprobriam of vomit >t. H« 
was currently on his 3rd bag of cold drinking water. oz bay. 
Meanwhile, Columbia's in an orbit measuring 130.7 n .»l miles 
perogee by 131.0 apogee which is 3/10 of a mile out ..ircular 
which I suppose is marginally acceptable. Period oj orbit 89 

minutes 28 seconds. Back in 5 minutes through Guam. ,'his is 
Mission Control Houston. Mission Control Houston. ..cguinilion 
through Guam in 10 seconds. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Guam for 3 1/2 min.it oo. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, got your last item. 
CAPCOM Got you the same. 



SPACECRAFT I see you guys have got his blue pants with the blue 
shirt on. He's )ooking pretty spiffy. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t43j GMT 81:21:38 PAGE 2 

^ fAPCOM I'm surr he does. Columbia Houston with 2 minutes 

hi ? aSS : . V,e We ' e wonderi ng who's got the galley duty 

and how your lunch is coming? J y 

SPACECRAFT Oh we're going slow on the galley stuff. I tried 
some of my turkey sandwich, my prelunch turkey sandwich, 1 found 
a little bit dry so I want to get something out of the pantry 
c>t r ZdZ 3 mo ?? n J* J ' ve been dunking lots of water and if it's 
ok with you I'll ease into the food a little bit. 

vou°are finiJ^J^ 1 ^ "I th US and We ' d a PP r eciate a call when 
you are finished with lunch so we can reschedule the conference. 

• SPACECRAFT Okay, right now I'm taking the PGU readings, I'll 
have those numbers for you in a minute. 9 ' A 

fof^°? n -v.- ° kay * Columbia Houston, we've got about 30 seconds 
left in this pass. Hawaii is next at 6 plus 01 and for 

«?f^? ?t f S r Ja ?K Looks likG the P^ssure in the PDP has 
stabilized and we'll be turning the high voltage on from the 
ground so you needn't do anything else with that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll pass that along. 

CAPCOM Okay, and we'll talk to you at Hawaii. 

£nL •» „i " ission Control Houston. Loss of signal through 
Guam. 7 minutes away from reacquisition at Hawaii for 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t44j GMT 81:21:53 PAGE 1 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Loss of signal through 

Guam. 7 minutes away from reacquisition at Hawaii for probably 
the final time for 2 or 3 orbits till the groundtrack drifts over 
Hawaii again on the descending notes. Gordon Fullerton and Jack 
Lousma now preparing their first meal in space. Fullerton 
commentd that the turkey sandwich that was in his suit pocket 
seemed to. be somewh.? dry. The sandwiches carried in the escape 
suit pockets are f . potential delays on the pad for the crew 
might get hungry and jior snacking on until they get out of their 
suits and have their regular meal using the food warmer they 
carry on food warmer that we're using on these orbital flight 
tests and until the galleys are fitted on Columbia and Challenger 
soon to come on line on flight 6. 5 hours 54 minutes into the 
flight of Columbia. Back at Hawaii in 6 minutes. Mission 
Control Houston. Mission Control Houston. 10 seconds away from 
acquisition through Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you through Hawaii. 

SPACECRAFT Sounds real clear, Sally, you want to copy some PTU 
numbers, it really looks good. 

CAPCOM Go ahead with the PTU, we're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I took the reading as 0550, the power light 
was on and the chamber temps are 25.9, 25.8, 25.5, 25.7, 26.4, 
and 27.6. The temp pointer lights off, the lamp test is on, and 
it must be daytime in the PTU and no record fault light. Did our 
late liftoff affect our MET at sunrise? 

CAPCOM Standby. Gordo, we copied all the PTU numbers and 

there was daytime in the PTU and we're tracking down an answer 
for you now on the MET and how the sunrise affect it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, We have used the WCS and it's working as 
advertised as far as I can tell. 

CAPCOM That is good news. 

CTV loud and clear. This is CTV you are loud and 
clear. Houston 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're approaching a short keyhole over 

Hawaii. We'll be back with you in 30 seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're back with you for 1 miniute through 

Hawaii . 



SPACECRAFT Okay, did you get all the numbers on the PTU? 



, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t44j GMT 81:21:53 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We got them all. 

SPACECRAFT I just made up a couple apple drinks. I estimate a 
less than 5 percent bubbles in it, but there is some in there and 
I guess they're kinda coming through the gun but it doesn't seem 
objectionable when you drink the drink. 

CAPCOM We copy that. Thanks for the update. And we're 20 

seconds to LOS. Stales are next in about 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Roger 



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CAPCOM And we're twenty seconds from LOS, states are next 

in about four minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

PAO Mission Control Houston we've had loss of signal 

through Hawaii and reaquistion through the state side tracking 
stations in about two and a half minutes, Columbia now about a 
quarter away through orbit number five, we'll return at AOS 
Goldstone in two minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay hear you loud and clear, how are you doing ? 

CAPCOM Your loud and clear Jack, and if there is somebody 

on the middeck I've got, I'm sorry on the flight deck I've got a 
couple switches for you to throw. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'm on the flight deck go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, these are down on panel A12 these are some 

switches that the PDP calls out for you to do when you get the 
alarm and if you throw them now I think you can avoid the alarm, 
i^i they're the APU heater gas gen/fuel pump switches, all three of 
them to A auto. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I put the APU heater gas gen/fuel pump 
switches, three of them to A auto. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, and the only other note that 

I've got for you is that we sent up quite a bit of TMBU's since 
the launch, and at your convience we'd like you to do an SM check 
point and your cleared any time you like to do an item 46 and 
clear the aero log. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, item 48 and check point, and have you found 
anything out about the high voltage to PDP? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack, we have we saw the 

pressure stabilize and will be commanding the high voltage on 
from the ground, so you don't have need to worry about that 
anymore. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia 



CAPCOM 



Go ahead 



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*' SPACECRAFT I'm not mistaken, I'm looking out over the tail 
here, just came up from downstairs and I think I'm looking at our 
landing site, Northrup strip CAVU down there. 

CAPCOM That looks just about right to us. 

SPACECRAFT ...tor sure I can see all of the Salt flow north of 
the lake. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia 
CAPCOM Go ahead Columbia 

SPACECRAFT This happened a long time ago, back somewhere in 
that transition after we got into the PDP, the PFP light is 
sitting here staring at us. I don't remember that from the 
simulator, its still on, S2 and S4 and is that way it ought to 
be? 

CAPCOM We copy that, let us look at it Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT It was before your shift and when I did the first 
push recall the BFS went stand alone somewhere reset made us 
track again, then some later time that light came on somewhere in 
^ that process and it's still on. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally we got your check point taken care of, 

and the item 48. 

CAPCOM We see that Jack, looks good. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) and we activated the gas. 

CAPCOM Copy, the gas is activated and Columbia we see that 

you did an item 48 to GNC we'd like one to SM also please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll fix you up. 

SPACECRAFT what are we over right now? 

CAPCOM Looks to us like your right over the Gulf Coast. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, I believe I'm looking at you. 

CAPCOM How do we look down here? 

SPACECRAFT Great, (garble) east of town, 



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CAPCOM Roger 

CAPCOM And you ought to be coming up on 

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Okay, first one is back on the aft flight deck, 
like you to get hydraulic circ pump power number 1 to main 
bravo and that's just for some power balancing. 



SPACECRAFT 



Okay, surge pump number 1 is in the main b. 



CAPCOM Okay, we copy. 2nd note that I've got, We've seen 

a potential problem with the DFI PCM recorder and that's only 
probably in high sample. It seems to be working fine in low 
sample. There may not even be a problem in hiah sample. We're 
seeing some intermittent bite indications witi it. We'd like you 
to take the DFI recorder the PCM recorder to high sample now and 
we'll look at it through the states pass and give you a go to put 
it back to low sample towards the end of the pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, can I sample (garble) 

CAPCOM Okay, we see that. 

SPACECRAFT And we're looking straight down on Catalina Island 
(garble) Long Beach Harbor, (garble), Santa Barbara, it's really 
some day out here in the west. 

CAPCOM Wish I was out there and Columbia in association 

with the ACIP test we're ready for the DFI recorders wideband 
mission to continuous record. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's wideband mission recorder in gray. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, and Gordo, next on my list we've 

got a possible trouble indication with the OSS recorder we're 
seeing some problems with the downlink telemetry and for 
troubleshooting we'd like you to tell us what the forward light 
status of track 1 is? 



SPACECRAFT 
Sally 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 
number 1. 



Okay, I have to get back there, just a second, 
Okay 

Okay, give me the light you want on the status on. 
Okay, the forward light status of tape recorder 



SPACECRAFT All four lights are 



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Mission Control Houston. LOS at Guam. The last 30 
; of which was weak conversation between CAPCOM Sally Reid 
. ^ crew. It was now setting up the free drift attitude 
toward gravity gradient. The flight surgeon Dr. Jim Logan 
■:tly had finished his private conversation with the drew 
. ,ded over the last 30 seconds of that pass back to the 
. ,ons group here. 14 minutes away, from .«.--;uistion at the 
c jast stations, Buckhorn, Goldstone, and so forth and we'll 
;-. at that time. Everything going well aboard Columbia 
Mo major systems problems. No minor systems problems to 
•f. At 7 hours 29 minutes into the flight of Columbia. 
. i Control Houston. 

Columbia Houston, back with you over the states. 

.u\FT I think I heard you called, Sally, did you? 

That's affirmative, stateside for 14 minutes. 



Okay, we're in gravity gradient. It seems to be 
Roll is just about zero rates. It seems to be 
.030 positive, and yaw about minus .056, .057 so 



.: *AFT 
.' -.-able. 
< round 

r apr.ured and doing very well. 

That sounds good, Jack. Columbia Houston, just a 
,;r we've got the ACIP test coming up this pass and we need 
•u to have the OEX power on and the DFI wideband mission 
on. Both of those are back on R-ll. 

■'AFT Hey, I was waiting for you to show up and they're 
right now. 

Okay, good. We'll get a couple of commands in and 
11 be giving you some switches to throw associated with 
jot later. 



SPAC. :AFT Okay, and (garble) and waiting to (garble) standing 
here $ California expecting a nice tour of the southwest. 

CAP(\ : Columbia Houston, ic you could take a little bit of 

time- from your sigtseeing I've got a few notes to pass i'p to 
you t. .. fj pass . 

SPAC.,<. ATT Okay, how much writing will it be? 

CAPO > Shouldn't be any writing. I think we can walk you 

thro:.< ; . all of them. 



SPAC? A .AFT 



Okay, shoot them. 



CAPCOM Okay, first one is back on the aft flight deck, 

we'd like you to get hydraulic circ pump power number 1 to main 
bravo and that's just for some power balancing. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, surge pump number 1 is in the main b. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy. 2nd note that I've got, We've seen 

a potential problem with the DFI PCM recorder and that's only 
probably in high sample. It seems to be working fine in low 
sample. There may not even be a problem in high sample. We're 
seeing some intermittent bite indications with it. We'd like you 
to take the DFI recorder the PCM recorder to high sample now and 
we'll look at it through the states pass and give you a go to put 
it back to low sample towards the end of the pass. 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 



Okay, can I sample (garble) 
Okay, we see that. 



SPACECRAFT And we're looking straight down on Catalina Island 
(garble) Long Beach Harbor, (garble), Santa Barbara, it's really 
some day out here in the west. 

CAPCOM Wish I was out there and Columbia in association 

with the ACIP test we're ready for the DFI recorders wideband 
mission to continuous record. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's wideband mission recorder in gray. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, and Gordo, next on my list we've 

got a possible trouble indication with the OSS recorder we're 
seeing some problems with the downlink telemetry and for 
troubleshooting we'd like you to tell us what the forward light 
status of track 1 is? 



SPACECRAFT 
Sally 



CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 



CAPCOM 
number 1. 



Okay, I have to get back there, just a second, 
Okay 

Okay, give me the light you want on the status on. 
Okay, the forward light status of tape recorder 



SPACECRAFT All four lights are 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t49j GMT 81:23:48 PAGE 1 

ially CRAFT ° kay * 1 haVe t0 96t ba ° k there juSt a second ' 
CAPCOM Okay . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Give me the light you want a status on 

CAPCOM Okay the forward light status of tape recorder 

number 1. 



SPACECRAFT 

forward at channel 1 and 2. 
CAPCOM 



All four lights are out as matter of fact. Power 



CAPCOM Okay we copy that. We'd like you to set tape 

recorder two monitor switch to open. 

SPACECRAFT Monitor is at open. 

CAPCOM Roger and tape recorder one monitor switch to one. 

level° RAFT track one, monitor one reads C Charlie for a 

CA ^f?? ,i, i_ ? kay "! a V as goin 9 to be rav ne *t question and 

ve"5;V Jil/^S™? 1 h€ ° SS Panels and lWe 9 ot some caution and 
STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t49j GMT 81:23:48 PAGE 2 

™n r ™S Parameters that I'd like you to either copy down or you 
can probably change them now. They're over on the hardware 
caution and warning on R13. 

SPACECRAFT Saly, we might want to say again. I'm ready to 
copy when you come back. y 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, I understand you're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Affirmative. 

CAPCOM okay a little back ground is that the cabin 

pressure is J little bit high right now and we're not expecting 
n™?i-iV nt i 1 the . cabin Pressure drops to 14.7 and to avoid the 
possibility of getting an alarm during sleep, we're going to have 

sTanTH th LM b iV P ° 2 A and B SenS ° rS ' ^ d those 9 are^c£an£eIs 
34 and 44. We'd like you to set them both to 2.70 volts. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I understand. 34 and 44 you want to reset 
to 2.7 is that upper or lower limit. 

•*£S°?« n>y>» T !?u t,S , the lower limit and we ' n be sending up a 
iMBU to change the class 3 alarm in accordance with that. 



'TC-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t49j GMT 81: 23; 48 PAGE 3 



SPACECRAFT Okay and for your information I'm working that in a 
second. Jack has triggered up a bunch of stereo pairs of the 
northern Mexico site as we whistled across. 

CAPCOM Hey that's great news. And Gordo, now the last 

step in the ACT test. We'd like the DFI recorders wide band 
mission to standby and check the talkback barberpole. 

SPACECRAFT Standby barberpole. 

CAPCOM Roger and we're ready for you to take the OEX power 

off and the wide band mission power off per the CAP. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, you cut off but if you hear me the OEX power 
and wide band mission power are off. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We'd like to send you a DEU 

equivalent to try and solve the water loop cycling alarm that we 
got earlier. If you could call us an SM spec 60 we could get to 
work on that. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t49j GMT 81:23:48 PAGE 4 



SPACECRAFT 
Sally. 



CAPCOM 
there we saw 
changing the 

SPACECRAFT 
changed, too. 



Okay, Jack's getting it for you. Okay. CRT 2 



Copy CRT 2. 

And Gordo, just for information, what we're doing 
the water pump coming up slowly so the we're just 
filter, the number of GPC cycles. 

All righty. I got those caution and working limits 



CAPCOM 

working good, 
SPACECRAFT 
SPACECRAFT 
APCOM 



Roger. 

And for your information the OSS-1 tape recorder is 
Okay that's good news. 

Got any more word on the high voltage of the POP? 
Looks to us like the high voltage is working good. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t49j GMT 81:23:48 PAGE 5 

-APCOM Columbia, Houston with two minutes left. Looks to 

us like the target suppress mode is not being set which is good 
news, but we noticed when you did the OPS transition, the 
trackers are out of the track mode. We'd like you to put them 
both back into the track mode and also call up and resume spec 



SPACECRAFT Okay I'll do it. (garbled) they gonna need 
another vacuum inerting. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo. We will want that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia the CRT is yours and just for information, 

there is no water dump required this evening. We've got about 
one minute left in this pass and Botswana is next at 8:26 which 
is about half an hour away 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t50j GMT 81:23:56 PAGE I 
CAPCOM That's affirmative, Gordo, we will want that. 

SPACECRAFT Alright 

quite as SffiS! 9 S ° We WO " k b€ able t0 taU to y° u 

SPACECRAFT Well we're going to miss you Sally. 

sampU now. R ° 9er ' J * Ck ' and We ' r * read * for the D " to low 

SPACECRAFT Alright, DF1 PCM going to low sample. 

STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t50j GMT 81:23:56 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Roger, thank you. 



m??» o-, T his is Mission Control Houston. LOS through 

? r~ - -ss^s 
ssra air ^--^ s t :;|S"- 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana, over. 

crea?ef AF I e .r. 0 n a ^. We ' re K hearin9 you throu * h Botswana a lot 
rlllrt ' !k P retfc y much U P to the timeline. Got one thing to 
"?? SliShJ S«lk r ?i2E? ' m °^ f U PP" ssion detectio^ tesi? 9 The 

iaht ii'Sh. !?I U\ 30 t0 40 seconds l»t« coming on and the 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t50j GMT 81; 23: 56 PAGE 3 
capcom Okay, go ahead with the MPS. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM And Gordo, you're coming in real weak. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 
CAPCOM Roger, go ahead 

repo^ts^hat^thp 1 ^ 6 ? edlcal conference with the crew. Dr. Pool 
-?? 0 f. ts . V\ at the crew h « no major problems, medically speaki™ 




END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t51j GMT 02:30:06 PAGE 1 



Mxssion Control* Dr. Pool reports Lousma and Fullerton are in 
good spirits and enjoying what thoir doing. Ho also said that 
the flight control, flight control team here on this shift is 
working hard to give the crew a good night's rest, and keep to a 
minimum the number of calls that are made so that can sack out 
pretty much on time as called for in the flight plan. We'll be 
back in 42 minutes at Hawaii at £ hours 3J) minutes into the third 
flight of Columbia, Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Oh, there you are, Aloha, through Hawaii 1 

CAPCOM Aloha through Hawaii this is a short pass, we've 

only got about 40 seconds left and we'll talk to state side in 4 
minutes . 



SPACECRAFT Can you answer a question, we gave you ]ast time 
about the vacuum inerting on the MPS? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we'd like you to do- that again 

for 30 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT • I may do it even though there's absolutely nothing 
on either the gauges, there off scale low, is that correct? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we can get the reading on the 

ground. We see the pressure in the system here on the ground. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, we'll right we weren't sure about that so I 

held up and I'll get that started right away. 

CAPCOM Ok . 



PA0 Tnis is mission control Houston, 40 seconds now 

away from acquisition for fairly brief west coast pass off shore 
of California, through Buckhorn and Goldstone. Even little Tula 
Peak has a six tenths of a degree of elevation angle on this 
pass, part way through orbit number 7 of Columbia on this third 

i 1 ?^; ° ells aboard Columbia are generating combined total 

ot 12.8 kilowatts, cabin pressure is holding at 14.9 pounds per 
square inch at a tempreature of 85.6 degrees Fahrenheit and the 
humidity is 31 percent. Somewhat lower than the average Houston 

t m ^ nu ^ es of this stateside pass. Next station after that 
will be Bottswana followed by Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston back with you through the states 

or five and half minutes. 



CAPCO.i 



::ay, and we have a uoleprinier coming at us. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t51j GMT 82; 30: 06 PAGE 2 
«S,. R ° 9er ' the th.f . coding up is entry 

ps^t Li? m ? na tiirrir n z\ tm °" «* 1 • 

turned back to low samplo ?t's «?o^° t0 I et the DFI pc « 

2 and halt minutes ago. "coring a dump which I started 

g2ing M to try and 'oo"bMk 'and "of t reraind T U to do ""and we're 
caution warning and f°re r'kf e ^ ^ data to see V™' 

»Yo,r CAP at the ti.e thaf youlerrorLHnaTiC ^iTl!™* 

say^i t "was around e'^rs. 1 did « "*«• "t early and 

"u c Su us „ h ? t k h.r; h i ; . a i , £. t y l ^s 9 1 , a ". r %rb;yi. ut ; r , sg couid 

SPACECRAFT Ye s, it was 3 on the left ^ sq ^ ^ ^ ^ 

. Ok, that's correct, 3 alpha 
SPACED Ok, got some Visual observation ^ yQu Jf ^ ^ 

CAPCOM Go anead _ 

SPACECRAFT I'm looking aft right now,... 
End of tape 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t52j GMT 82:01:20 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM Go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT OK, I'm looking aft right now and I came back to see 
it anything came out when I opened the fill and drains. Possibly 
something did. I see some long, they look like flat, long, white 
things, about a foot long, maybe 18 inches long and 4 or 5 wide 
with kind of irregular edges along the long side. Then about 5 
or 6 of those just come floating out, sort of head on out above 
tne tail. 

theS?" ^ ° OPy that * ° id y ° U happen to 9et a picture of 

SPACECRAFT I tried one Hasselblad of it just with the regular 
Earth's exterior setting. * 

CAPCOM And Gordo, just for information, when we were 

looking at those manifolds we saw only a couple of psi but it was 
enough to do the inerting. • ■ 

SPACECRAFT Okay, okay more coming out, a few little flakes of 
lute stuff just gradually drifting away, just barely the 
-nough, the outboard elevons appear to be trailed but the 

i?nS?M^ ? rt °S n jUSt f ee the corner of the right inboard is up 

probably 10 degrees from the trail position and the left inboard 
is cull up. 

?hat°o„ STS^also."* C ° Py that - *W"»»V and Die. saw 

SPACECRAFT (garble) and you got some tire pressures coming at 
you too. 3 

CAPCOM Okay, and Gordo we think your two and one half 

minutes is up on the recorders and I've got a couple of more 
notes. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead Sally. 

CAPCOM Okay. When you get to the vehicle recovery and FES 

restart in the gravity gradient procedure and you go to look at 
the flash evap out temp, it will probably not be greater than 47 
degrees That's all right, we'd like you to take the flash evap 
controller primary A to on anyway. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Well we already initiated that procedure and 

id to do an out temp high in order to get the temperature high 
..lough to let the evaporator take over, it did so and I turned 
off the out temp, I turned it back to normal and the evaporators 
is controlling to 39 degrees. Is that okay? 

CAPCOM That's fine Jack. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t52j GMT 82:01:20 PAGE 2 
SPACECRAFT What's the other note Sally? 

CAPCOM The only other is just that a reminder that we've 

hit the time m the flight where we will no longer be recording 
voice. We'll pick it up again tomorrow morning so hold any 
comments that you wanted to record on the OPS recorders until 
tomorrow morning. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'd like to report a stowaway also, it looks 
like a Florida fruit fly. He just came along for the ride. 
Seems to be doing very well and getting where he wants to go. 
Right now he's walking around the front window. 

? A ?S 0M rr,* ^ nd ColumbU with 40 seconds left in this pass until 
a long LOS. Just an update on the PGU times. You asked about 
the sunrise, sunset time. Sunrise for the MET is 22 hours and 15 

S S SUnSet f ° r the PGU is 12 hours and 15 minutes and 

that happens every day and that's a 4 hour and 45 minute delta 

oS? m «nff5^? U ? ee -!\J he ° Ue ? ard and U ' s rel *ted to leaving the 
ONC Building at a different time. We going LOS. We'll talk to 
you again at Botswana in 34 minutes. 



PAO This 




tll/ZS £"5 ^r"t he - ev ; n I ng :- aZi Lous^ re P or tea" fs^y 
JnfL of some interest to the New Mexico Department of 

Agriculture authorities at landing, a Florida fruit fly. we'll 
be back in 32 minutes at Botswana. Columbia near the half way 
point in orbit number 7 at 9 hours 27 minutes.,.. y 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t53j GMT 82:01:27:06 PAGE 1 

PAO v;o will be back in 32 minutes at notswana. 

Columbia near the half way point in orbit number seven. At nine 
hours 27 minutes elaspod time Mission Control Houston. 

SPACECRAFT I wonder how many people down there are wonder ina 
what we're doing? (garble) * 

J A ? Mission Control Houston, We should be AOS throuqh 

Botswana. * 

2«f™„. Columbia Houston through Botswana, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay We're reading you loud and clear, Salley, 
we're in the SIAS. *■•■«*» 

CAPCOM we copy Jack, you're loud and clear also. And you 

may have noticed that the teleprinter message that we tried to 
send up last pass we did not get the message up, we had a problem 
here on the ground just a procedural problem and which you heard 
and what you'll see on the teleprinter if you go down there is 
just the initialization message. And we'll resend that messaqe 
later on. ^ 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I completed the vacuum inerting terminate 
and turned it off. I made one goof on the process. During the 
ti.ne where we were dumping there I was in low sample rather than 
nigh sample. Will that hurt you? 

CAPCOM Negative Gordo. That's alright, and Gordo I've got 

a note on the cabin temperature. Our analysis indicates just 
looking at the data down here it looks like the cabin getting a 
little bit cool. Not the way it was on STS-1 and STS-2 and we 
think the situation is going to get colder when you finally get 
to tail sun later on this evening. And our best guess is that 
you will need to do a little more than just in the cabin temp 
controller in full hot to stay warm tonight. What we would like 
you to do is to mismatch or set up a mismatch in the water loop, 
the interchanger . 

SPACECRAFT Okay Well I'll keep, that in mind when I set up for 
presleep. l 

CAPCOM One thing about this procedure is that it takes the 

cabin quite abit, quite awhile to respond to this change in fact 
the cabin temp may only change by about 4 degrees in the entire 
night pass so I guess we'd recommend that you set that up as soon 
as its reasonable for you and to do that we would like you to 
take the loop 2 to bypass mode to manual and manual to decrease 
until loop 2 is in full interchanger flow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay loop 2 bypass (garble) in full decrease until 
*t hits as far as it will go. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t53j GMT 82: 01; 27: 06 PAGE o 

CAPCOM That . s a£ f irmatiTO- 

SPACECRAFT And you want us to do that now? 

"s?°a „ ord of'adWcf tSaTwHn'ln^r t S. do that n °" but «>«* 
3 cooie, and th . sotV^X & SE^^H'^ STS " 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

tnfpGU sunset^'unr^ Sef l^tTtH 'S*' y °" 90t the ™* °» 
site. cimes that 1 Passed up over the last 

!ivf thefto m l t^Tn" ^ 1 WUl °° Py ri * ht ™" « you want to 

XTSSu sunrise^Va't TlVus'U" " f ° S 15 ^day 
that thats -4 hour and 45 minutes"?.! 6Veryday and notice 

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STvS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t54j GMT 82:02:03 PAGE 1 



SPACECRAFT Copy right now, if you want to give thorn to me 
again. 

CAPCOM Ok, PGU sunset is at 12 plus 15 everyday, and the 

PGU sunrise will be at 22 plus 15 everyday, and you'll notice 
that that's 4 hour and 45 minute delta from what's on the cue 
card and that's just a result of when they carried the thing out 
of the OSrC building. So there's not really any correlation to 
the launch slip. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, I'd got them all down. And I've got the loop 
through interchanger flow to 1290 which looks about the max it'll 

go. 

CAPCOM Ok, that sounds good. And Columbia, with 50 seconds 

left in this pass, I've got the latest MET of disable if you're 
ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Ok, that'll be at 11:10 tonight. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, in about 1 hour, we can go to 

CAPCOM You'll find it on the cap on page 4-9 and Indian 

Ocean's next at 10 plus 10. 

SPACECRAFT You say at 11 plus 10 or 10 plus 10? 

CAPCOM The latest MET of disable is 11 plus 10 and Indian 

Ocean is next in about 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, thank you. 

PA °. Mission Control Houston here, LOS through Buckswana 

3 minutes away from Indian Ocean station. CAPCOM Sally Ride 
passed up to the crew some advice on how best to manage the 
environmental control system during the overnight period for 
keeping the cabin warm enough as they come around to the tail to 
the sun attitude it is expected that the cabin temperature will 
drop and by setting up a mismatch in the water loops it's 
expected, as a matter of fact, this is a routine item in the 
check list. It's expected that this mismatch in the water loop 
should keep the cabin from getting quite as cold as otherwise. 
We'll be back in about 3 minutes at Indian Ocean station at 10 
hours 7 minutes elapsed time, Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 3 and half 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT > Ok, we ho,;- :,: - ; „ rv^ :i ti:u : ;. , OU nus liko 

tne teleprinter is wor*iny too. 



CAPCOM Roger, Jack, and we'd like to reset the limit, a 

limit for you, an FDA limit, if you could give us SM spec 60, 
we'll start a DEU equivalent to lower the lower limit of the exit 
temperature of fuel cell one. It's running a little hit low 
right now, and we don't want it to trip the limit during sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, we'll buy that, and you got spec 60 on P-O-T, 
Sally. 

CAPCOM And correction on that, Jack, what we're doing on 

that is changing the in counter on that limit up to 50. 

SPACECRAFT Say it again please. 

CAPCOM Roger, what we're doing on that limit is actually 

changing the in counter. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, did you folks see very much of the launch this 
morning with the clouds the way they were, or did we get out of 
sight quick? 

CAPCOM No, we got some great pictures of the launch, Jack 

it really looked super. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, that's good, it looked a little cloudy to us. 
/CAPCOM You should have been down here. 

SPACECRAFT Although we, we did, 



End of tape 



' STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t55j GMT 81:22:06 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Did you folks see very much of the launch this 
morning, with the clouds the way they were or did we got out of 
sight quick? 

CAPCOM Oh we got some great pictures of the launch Jack. 

You really looked super. 

SPACECRAFT Oh that's good, looked really cloudy to us. We did 
get VFR on top in a hurry. 

CAPCOM I bet. If you guys have a chance, the POC would 

like another SIA observation, like to have you to fill out 
another data log sometime between 10:55 and 11:20 this evening, 
that's just if you get a chance. And that will be during the 
dark pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally. After 10:55 you want a data log, 
understand . 

CAPCOM That's affirmative and we're finished with S"?:c 60 

Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM _ . And Columbia we're still interested in the water 
situation. Have you had a chance to try any more of <v? 

SPACECRAFT We have been mixing drinks (garble) and we've been 
putting quite a few of them away, they all seem to have about the 
same number of bubbles in them. I guess we'll bring some back, I 
would say, its probably about 10 to 20 percent bubbles, what do 
you say Gordo? 

LAUSMAN I wouldn't say any more than 10 percent. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy that, we're 20 seconds to LOS and 

Hawaii next in 32 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We had a pretty good meal Sally if your still 
there, steak, rice and broccolli. 

CAPCOM Sounds great, you missed a bar b q down here. 

PA0 . Mission Control Houston we have acquisition throuqh 

Hawaii. J 

SPACECRAFT You're loud and clear. 

CAPCOM * 4 o...' 1 ,-!•>■.! , ■ ,. , .... . . OM rirtl i,) ,-, f , 

iu' a favor and no .io\.a t :iV La , u ,,. CK t .-. ul v.ruy « v ;i i; ( 'io 
teleprinter message containing the entry weather data did make it 
onboard and looks good. We'd appreciate that and consider the 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t55j GMT 81:22:00 r*GV. 2 

teleprinter good and send you another one this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we did that and in fact the message looks good 
ti fc ^ gh 1 notlced VOu "ad "hat looks like 30,000 scattered, or 
30,000 broken for KSC, does that mean 3,000 or 300? 

CAPCOM Stand by. 

SPACECRAFT We also wanted to know if you really wanted us to 
do this auto fuel cell purge and I torquod the platform at 1034 
and 20. over. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack we copy 10:34 and 20 and if you got the 

torquing angles, we would like you to read them down rather than 
going back to the playback that way we can start to compute the 
compensations and build the load to fix your IMU's. 

SPACECRAFT Okay here they come, IMU 1 was +00, minus .08, 
minus .10, IMU minus .09, minus .07, +.04, IMU minus .06, plus 
.09, and minus .10. How do you read? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack we copy all that, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And do we need to purge the fuel cell this time 
around? And while we • re ■ waiting for an answer on that, lot mo 
give you the PGU data Sally. 

CAPCOM okay go ahead, we're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay this is whore we ' re at, 0 days 10:17, 
J? w 2 cllt0 ifJ on on,i cabin temp is 25.8, 25.7, 25 . 3 , 25 . 5 ,' ?5 . ninor , 
27.8. _Tno lar.ip status is on, the other warning and fault Hqhts 
are oLt. Looks good. " J 

CAPCOM okay we copy that also Gordo, and afirm information 

the weather at KSC is 30,000 broken. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. And we need an answer on the Pu*»l cell 
purge. ' " 

CAPCOM Okay we got that answer for you. Wo would like a 

1:ue). cell auto purge. 

SPACECRAFT Would you like that soon, wo have the temp monitor 
number, it says here, if your curious what the cabin temps are? 

CAPCOM Roger we would like to hear those. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll read it to yon, Jack 1 is.... 

END OF TAPE 



,/rS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t56j GMT 82,02:48 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Roger. We'd like to hear those. 

CAPCOM (garble) 
SPACECRAFT and Jack 9 is 98.6. 
CAPCOM Roger Jack, copy. 

^PCOM We copy . Ifc sounJa fiy . ng ^^^^ 

SPACECRAFT Yeah. 

ar'ss Bsv»fyS.3i&? h&ba ...... 

2 is in transmit/receive MS aUdi ° station air-to-ground 

SPACECRAFT No it isn't sally. it's in receive only , 
CAPCOM okay Gordo. We'd like it in transmit/receive. 

SPACECRAFT Now it's in TR, 

onboard, it sa'id^O 25^^^^' Should be 

LOS. Santiago is next in 70 T L a Col " mbl ^ « seconds to 
DAP. y Xt in 20 mi ™tcs and you might check your 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM we think you should be in DAP bravo at this time. 

S" CECRAFT I thought wo wore. (garble) 

OAPCOM okay. And we -11 talk to you over Chile. 



K J This is Mission Control Houston. 19 minutes away 

from the first pass this evening at Santiago; however, we're 
coming up on sleep period here in the next hour or so, an hour 
and 10 minutes until sleep period begins so there are about 2 

more station passes before we put them to bed, Santiago, 

Botswana, and Indian Ocean Station. We'll return at Santiago in 
18 minutes. This is Mission Control at 10 hours 52 minutes into 
day 1 of STS-3, the third flight of Orbiter Columbia. 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston. 25 seconds away 

from acquisition through Santiago (Chile) tracking station. Pass 
lasting some 5 minutes 56 seconds. This pass and the one 
following over Botswana voice relay station will likely be the 
last contacts of the evening by voice with the crew. B'light 
Director Neal Hutchinson does not want to bother them after those 
two passes with any more business. (garble) of acquisition now 
which we do. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houslon through Santiago for 5 and 1/2 

Minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Hello Sally. We're in the tail sun (garble) 
tnat we d like you to take a look at to make sure you like it. 

CAPCOM Okay. We'll take a look at that and Jack it looks 

v ht on to us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. That's good news. We'll just ride her out 
through the night then. 

CAPCOM That sounds good and just a note. We're taking a 

look at the RMS temperatures and they're getting a little bit 
low. You may get an RMS temperature alarm before you get to the 
port RMS heater to auto which is your last step presleeo. if you 
do get that alarm, just go ahead and take the heaters to auto and 
there s no need to go into the malfunction procedure. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'm right by it. Do you want it on auto 
now, 

CAPCOM That's fine. Go ahead to auto now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. The porl: RMS heaters are auto. I wasn't 
iuire just exactly what's wanted and needs to have (garble) data 
log. I m looking at it here in right time. (garble) don't see 
anything although just before sunset there was a bunch of white 
particles flying around (garble) I don't see anything in the way 
of (garble or anything like that though. is that about what 
we're looking for? 

c < "OM That rounds good. 



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STS-3 A IK/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t57j GMT 82:03: -\ v \ 

SPACECRAFT Although I'm not sure just exactly what's wantod in 

/;S ce atmosphere data log, I'm looking out of here St 
night time don't see anthing although just before sunset \!L 
was a bunch of those white particle! f^ing around wJthu'aJain 
Sat or°^ th^ a " yt ^ in ? in the way of g\ows or anyt , ng like 
that or is that about what we're looking for? 

CAPCOM That sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT When you can really see these oarHoi^ *«, 
sunrise and sunset when the background 1l blScked^ut Jhe^ 
particles are getting lit and they really show up. 

Se'd°?ike to k?nd S? r «? n ? nd if yOU have nothi "9 more «<>r us, 
► h*? .1 Kind of start a summary of things that we've seen 

that we may not of tagged you up on completely. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

9We°us radio checf U H ° USt ° n ' ^'^ bCeaking U P< couid ^ 

Sally, we got loud and clear and go ahead with that 



SPACECRAFT 
summary. 

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SPACECRAFT Yes, that's the way it looks to us. 
CAPCOM ok, also on the IMU's after your second IMU 

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thf php^!, , Th * T tem r rature lfl not in limit shown in 
the PDP doaot procedure, it reads 58.5 right now. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy the pay loads people ace looking at 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t57j GMT 82:03:12 PAGE 2 



SPACECRAFT Go ahead with it Sally. 

CAPCOM Ok, one piece of information you'll probably be 

interested in, it looks like we got off the pad with about 48 
pounds of extra hydrogen and that's a result of not holding on 
the pad and making up the reserves. 

SPACECRAFT How many extra days is that worth. 

CAPCOM we expected you to ask that question, about half a 

day. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. And what's your feeling on APU 3, did I hear 
you say you think it'll work ok when we try for entry. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordon, it, we think it's qoinq 

to work ok and we can give you a few more words on that over 
Botswana we got about half a minute left in this pass and 
Botswana next in about 16 minutes. 

U ACECRAFT Ok. 

£ A ? . , Mission Control, Houston LOS through Santiago, 

Botswana in 15 minutes. CAPCOM Sally Ride summarized the major 
system status, the OMS fuel quantity gauges, 3 of 4 of those 
appear to be reading correctly and the fourth one apparently is 
squirrely All IMUs are within the same tolerance limits so 
a™?^ G0 f fc ?u be no furtner work on getting those to agree. 
JSS?^i ln So,t° th ! Pe ? ple heve in the svstems group and mission 
fn^, J f PU n ^ e \ 3 a PP ears to b * alright and will be usable on 
Ir^H i? f? th ° c " ttent fuel cell purge is apparently 

for Botswana and the final pass of the evening, Mission Control. 



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■ "TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t60j GMT 03:43:56 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT It's the kind of day you ought to start out with. 
It was perfectly made to be not to complex so that you get used 
to being here and we'll be ready to go tomorrow. 

CAPCOM Oh, that sounds great, we do have a few 

disappointed people coming in the room though the planning team's 
coming on and there's nothing for them plan and they don't have a 
much of a failure status to summarize for you on your teleprinter 
message. J v 

SPACECRAFT Well I can image how disappointed they are. They 
might even get a little rest tonight. 

CAPCOM Roger, that. 

SPACECRAFT I hope we can have it that way every night. 

CAPCOM Columbia, just a note of interest, Crip says he 

remembers seeing several particles floating around on orbit 
S.J.6C. It looks like things that wore being emitted from the 
spacecraft so apparently this has been seen before, and any 
documentation you can do on it would be appreciated. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, are you still there? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, Jack, we've got 1 more minute. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, most of that stuff is drifting up through our 
130 position going about oh, a half a foot a second. Every once 
in a while there will be a burst of particles that will shoot out 
there at a rapid velocity but they're all going upward at a 1 
direction and more toward the nose of the spacecraft carrying 
over the right or the left wingtip. Some of them are very lar 
but most of them are very small, and none of them are to speak 
are drifting out on the starboard side of the rudder. 

?iS C0 H..ii ► i? K : Jack ' we co P v a11 that, and were 15 seconds to 

II talk to you in the morning. And just a reminder to 
get the SM checkpoint, and going over the hill your attitude 
looks real good. 

S™ n 0k ' V na t Possibility is (garble) now that we're 
(garble) tail sun is just heating things up there and... 

I'fnUon on mi M f SRion ^ ont ^? 1 "ouston, LOS through Indian Ocean 
station 28 minutes to Hawaii, however, Indian Ocean station was 
the final planned communications with Columbia for the eveninq as 

JlLZ™ 9 °S S int ° th ^ r Slfi0p ? eriod ' that begins in about 10 
minutes, and runs to 20 hours elapsed time, which ought to give 
>m n ciood ?. hourn aoIUI .-lerp. i.i l,,,^,, .-, 0 :nin*—* in tho 

i tight ot Coli...... JC \ on STS- 3, Mission Controj nwjton 



130 



peak of 



K 3-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t60j GMT 03:43:56 PAGE 2 

PA0 Mission Control Houston, 12 hours 26 minutes 

mission elapsed time. We've had loss of signal through the 
Hawaii station on orbit number 9. We reacquiring in about 19 
minutes . 

PA 0 Mission Control Houston, 12 hours 45 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Columbia is on its 9th orbit of the Earth, 
and is about to pass within range of Santiago Chile tracking 
station, however it's unlikely they'll be in any communication 
with the vehicle. The crew continues to be in their sleep 
period. Vehicle is in darkness now, and continues to maintain 
the tail to sun attitude. After this pass, it will be about 
another hour before we come within range of another tracking 
station. At 12 hours 45 minutes mission elapsed time this is 
Mission Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t61j GMT 4:46:00 PAGE 1 



PAO And flight director Harold Drawn is reviewing all 

spacecraft systems with the engineers here in mission control. 
Astronauts remain in their sleep, scheduled sleep period and are 
due to be awake in about 6 hours. Commander Jack Lousma and 
pilot Gordon Fullerton face a full day of test Tuesday working 
with the remote manipulator arm and the OSS 1 payload. Fourteen 
hours 3 minutes mission elapsed time. This is mission control 
Houston. 

PAO This is mission control Houston, 15 hours mission 

elapsed time. The Columbia is, the crew aboard Columbia 
continues to be in their scheduled sleep period. Earlier this 
evening about 2 hours ago as the vehicle had passed over the 
Santiago tracking station, flight controllers noticed that the 
crew had been up at one point about 2 hours ago to perhaps make 
an adjustment in the systems affecting cabin temperature. The 
temporntur? in the; cabin recorded about 20 minutes ago in a 
^CM-crit passover Ascention island was about 81 degrees 
fahrenheit. There was a report toward the end of the day, last 
night from the engineers in the payload operations control center 
that during the day, the first day of the flight all of the eight 
instruments aboard the OSS 1 payload were successfully powered on 
near their scheduled times and all of those instruments currently 
remain operational. Scientists are watching the data being 
collected there. Currently in mission control the flight 
controllers are considering what if any minor adjustments may be 
made to the crew activities plan for Tuesday. At 15 hours 2 
*• uivtes , mission elapsed time, this is mission control Houston. 



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MR/G^i m5 I (KL.r 16?] GMT 82: 07:03 i'A'>: 1 



.t>: 4 0 This is Mir.slon Control Houston, 16 hou t a 3 ;u i iuims 

ir-i«f ion plair.pd time. The Columbia is on its 12tn orbit of the 

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have oc ,.c down a bit tr.o.a what it s t I oi v it _ 1 jung 

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ni«jV,t o'c-r. and the engineers >n tic ^ , 1 , > i <_ > > ( niiol 
rr-ni-^r continue to monitor tneir lnsti u.uenus v.-nn.-n die all 
working at the present tr.io. At 16 o r", * A , 1 m 

,-.1 ->1 this IS .'-i 1 ;>S lOD Control !:oU •? t'.'H . 



TS-3 AIR/CKiUND VKA'JSCRIPT t62 j GMT 82:07:03 
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STS-3 AI R/G ROUND TRANSCRIPT t63j GMT 82:11:01:51 PAGE 1 



PAO is usually held as a suprise and will be something 

to look forward to in the next hour here as we begin to get 
underway on the flight day 2. Activity is beginning to pick up a 
little bit here in the mission control center. Most of the 
arrangements for informing the crew of any changes in the 
activities for the coding day have been made and the teleprinter 
messages have been prepared. And very shortly we'll be getting 
underway, at 19 hours 2 minutes, mission elapsed time, this is 
mis si on control, Houston. 

PAO This is •lission control Houston, 20 hours 8 

minutes, mission elapsed time, Columbia on its 14th orbit around 
the Earth. Flight controllers here in mission control are 
preparing to send up a little wake up music to the crew this 
morning as we acquire signal over Orroral in eastern Australia, 
the crew will be getting up shortly and have about 40 minutes of 
45 of post sleep activity to do such things as turn on the lights 
and be preparing breakfast. Standing by now for acquisition of 
signal through Orroral, Australia. 

CAPCOM Wake up music •- ''On The i'oad Again" Good morning 

Columbia, crystal team is with you. 

SPACKCRAFT 0k f Terry, I believe and good morning to vou . 
Colombia to you. 

CAPCOM /.'nil, t. h i 3 is Stive, ve >.;ot a «bcr t we ' re 

vith^you for 25 seconds and the next vi.ll be Bermuda in 40 



SPACECRAFT Sorry about that Stc 
oit the teleprinter :-.nd we'll disc 
~ qi mud a . 



'.' e , w e read t h e morning p a p e r 
urs that when we get to 



CAPCOM ^ Sounds good, -11 the 



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off a few degree';, you mi. ghc thir.k 
correct. 



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bout (garble) th-t op if I'm 



CAPCOM Roger, it's about 5 dt-gr.-.^s off, no problem. 

p A0 This is Ti it- si on control Houston, 2 0 hours and 12 

minutes mission elapsed tire. Just bad loss of signal on that 
short pass through Aunoral in eastern Australia, and it will be 
about 37 minutes before we reacquire Columbia again. The wake uo 
call the to provided by the flight controllers and mission control 
was of course Willie Kei son's On the Road Again. And caocom 



*:nd of t ;po 



i ... STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t64j GMT 82:12:12 PAGE 1 

PAO And CAPCOM Steve Heigel greeted the crew thin 

morning on behalf of the Crystal team. At 20 hours 12 minutes, 
mission elasped time. This is Mission Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t65j GMT 82:12:25:17 PAGE 1 



PAO This is mission control Houston at 20 hours 48 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Orbiter Columbia is on it's 15th 
orbit around the Earth and the crew has been up for about 45 
minutes now, and is reviewing the teleprinter message sent up 
earlier, and they will begin having their meal shortly. The 
activities are being organized in the mission control to prepare 
for the days activities. We will, are currently planning on 
holding the flight control change of shift briefing for the off 
going crystal team at approximately 9 a.m. this morning. The 
briefings are going according to the earlier TV scheduled issue 
before the launch plus 1 hour to all those times, because of the 
one hour launch delay. There was a significant change to the 
briefing time last night in order to allow the off going flight 
director at that time to get away from mission control in order 
to 

CAPCOM Bermuda for one minute, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, for a short pass reading you loud and clear, 
come in Steve. 

CAPCOM Got you five by, trust you had a good night's 

sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Well, it was off and on and I think we're going to 
make it through the day but we hope to do better today. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT has a nice job on the timbers. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, that's right, we didn't get a single minute 

to all night long, I kept getting a little noise in my 

ear every time we'd hit the high point in the orbit, you might 
take a look at that. 

CAPCOM Roger, and be advised the water dump in the cap for 

this morning does not need to be done, you can cancel that, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, cancel the water. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 12 seconds LOS now. See 

you next at Madrid in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Ok . 

PAO Mission control Houston 20 hours 51 minutes, 

mission elapsed time. Once again, reminder on that briefing for 
the off going crystal flight team and flight director Harold 
Drawn will be held at approximatley 9 a.m. and we will keep you 
advised if there is any change to that at this time. 20 hours 51 
minutes mission elapsed time, this is mission control Houston. 



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PAO Mission control Houston at 20 hours 58 minutes, 

mission elapsed time. Standing by for acquisiton of signal 
through the Madrid station for about a 6 and half minute pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Madrid for 6 minutes, 
over . 

SPACECRAFT Good morning Brooster, how are you this morning, 

glad to hear from you. Have you got anything urgent for us? 

CAPCOM Well, we're just fine down here Jack, we just have 

a few messages, nothing unusual or nothing that will change what 
you're going to do. 

SPACECRAFT Well, let us give you a little update then. Our 
sleep last night, as we mentioned was not all that it could have 
been, but it wasn't bad. I was on a head set and as I mentioned 
I noticed everytime I got near the norther latitudes over and 
the nose areas, my sleep was interrupted by some static in the 
headset which I can now remove by using by taking down the air 
ground or by taking down the UHF, and the only way I could get 
rid of it was turn my audio panel off, which I didn't want to do 
but I got a hunch what "that is, and maybe you'd like to think 
about that a little. We got a little cool in the cab last night, 
we started out warm, and so we put our interchangef full back to 
where it was but it didn't cool off and then now we've started 
warming up again, we got a little bit of condensation in the two 
aft windows. On both windows they act exhibiting an oval shape 
of a condensation of about 5 inches by 8 inches. And more 
significantly we got a good look at the tile on the nose of the 
aircraft this morning and I'll tell you about my side and Gordon 
can tell you about his, but we are missing a few tiles. They 
appear to be the white tiles, if you look out to see the 
front window it looks to be about the 3rd or 4th row directly 
ahead there's a white tile approximately a quarter of inch in 
depth and there's a little irregular rectangular shape. It is 
about 3 inches in 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t66j GMT 82:13:00 PAGE 1 



SPACECRAFT irregular rectangle s^ape is about 3 inches by 6 
inches and the tile ahead of it is missing and the tile ahead if 
"it has a 1 inch triangular sliver taken out of it and then up in 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8th row or the 1st row of white tile behind 
the black ones between the thruster and the window, there's a 
square tile missing. It appears to be about 3/16 in depth and 
about 6 inches square and Gordo's got some more insight too. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. There's probably a couple more on this side, 
just to the right of the upfiring, the right hand upfiring 
thruster is one of the tiles completely missing and then there 
are 3 areas of missing tile between those thrusters and my 
windshield here. In one case it looks like just an entire tile 
missing completely, and in another case a tile plus pieces of 
adjacent tiles are gone on the other 2 areas. Over. 

CAPCOM Okay. We copy all that. Thanks for the 

inf ormat ion . 

SPACECRAFT Also, the cabin is chilly right now. In fact, it 

started out last night warm after we configured to go to warm for 
sleep and I was very warm on the middeck, in fact stripped down 

to my underware for awhile. Then it gradually got cooler and 
right now we've both got our jackets on. 

CAPCOM Okay. We copy that. 

- SPACECRAFT We still have those particles eminating from the 
rear end of the spacecraft and it's like a blizard of particles 
all being ejected upwards to the right of the vertical fin as we 
stand here and look at it. 

CAPCOM Copy. And Columbia Houston, we've got 2 minutes 

left in this pass. We are not recording voice at this time and 
we won't be until the next Bermuda pass. Also for future 
planning, the IMU align this morning will be required. The 
numbers in the cab are good and a reminder that you should 
maneuver in DAP B. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Okay we understand that vou're happy with 
our roll attitude. Is that right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. You may have heard the 

teleprinter running. We are sending you up a few deltas to the 
entry procedures. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Once again, nice job on keeping the alarms 
from going off last night. 

CAPCOM Well the fellows worked at it. We wish you would 

have slept a little better but we'll try and keep it quiet for 
you. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t66j GMT 82:13:00 PAGE 2 



SPACECRAFT I'm sure you're thinking along the same lines STS-3 
\hat I'm thinking we ought to work in a little tile inspection 
-"With the RMS and the vector CAD this morning. 

CAPCOM Roger. We'll be working on that and get hack to 

you. Have you gone to full cool yet this morning? 

SPACECRAFT We did not because we are chilly so we left it 
pinned to full hot and the interchange of flow is mismatched to 
try to warm things up here. 

CAPCOM Okay. That sounds find. And Columbia Houston, 

we're 15 seconds LOS. We have nothing further at this time. 
We'll see you next in Yarragadee in 27 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston at 21 hours, 5 

minutes mission elapsed time. Just completed the pass over 
Madrid and you heard both of the crew members reporting that 
looking out their front windows in the area of the thrusters in 
between the thrusters and the windows that there were some pieces 
of tile missing and in some cases some complete square areas of 
tile. Perhaps not from the way it was described, perhaps not to 
the full depth of the tile but as Gordon Fullerton suggested it 
might be a good idea to look at that with... using the RMS cameras 
to make a better inspection and that was responded to in an 
jffirmative way by the CAPCOM here in Mission Control 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t67j GMT 82:13:06 PAGE 1 

PAO the way, by the CAPCO.M here in Mission Control. 

And there will be I'm sure some activity on that as we progress 
through the morning. At 21 hours 6 minutes mission elasped time, 
this is Mission Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t68j GMT 81:13:21 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee foe 6 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Consider the following information, take a look at 
it at Orroral which you can we've got two stars in the table, 
Star 49 and star 39. They're 8 or 9 minutes old and angle 
differences 82.6. 

CAPCOM Roger, copy 

SPACECRAFT I noticed the delta angle on the Y and V tracker, 
however, are plus .39 and a plus .33, respectively. 

CAPCOM Standby. And Columbia Houston, at this point we 

cannot use stars of opportunity, Jack, we request that you do the 
alignment in the CAP, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that. We're set up for it, just 
want to give you that option. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you very much. When it comes time to 

interconnect today we will have you interconnect from the left 
OMS to the RCS, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve, understand we'll feed from the left. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, left OMS. Columbia Houston, 

how's the temperature in the cabin now? 

SPACECRAFT Well I don't know what it is. We're reasonably 
comfortable. We got our jackets on. Probably ought to tell you 
though, read the PGU awhile ago and I don't have all the exact 
numbers on the tip of my tongue but they were from 22.6 to about 
23.8. Most of them were between 22.6 and 23. There was only one 
that was over 23.8. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy that. If you do want the cabin to warm 

up a little quicker you can turn on the second water loop and go 
to full interchanged flow on it, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, understand. Do you think it's going to heat 
up a little bit with our activity and so forth anyway? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. Zt will if you wanted to speed 

up the process a little bit you could do what I said Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Steve, X can read you the CG numbers if you 
like. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're ready to copy. Gordo, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's a the reading was at 20 20, power light 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t68j GMT 81:13:21 PAGE 2 

on, chamber temp set on number 7, 22.8, 22.6, 22.5, 22.6, 22.9, 
23.8, and the lamp status was off, no temp 1 air record fault. 

CAPCOM Alright, we copy, thank you Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT And we're looking at Saturn and Mars out the front 
window, we have been in the tail sun attitude. 

CAPCOM Sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, say again, 2 minutes left in this 
pass. 

SPACECRAFT Jim (garble) 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we are 30 seconds LOS. Pick you 
up next at Orroral in 2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT See you in 2 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. 21 hours 39 

minutes mission elapsed time. Passing out of range of the 
farragadee tracking station in western Australia and it will be a 
2 minute gap here between that and the Orroral tracking 
station. 21 hours 39 minutes mission elapsed time. This is 
Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. Back with you through Orroral 

for 5 minutes, over. Columbia Houston through Orroral for 4 and 
1/2 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're with you, Steve, go ahead. 

CAPCOM As you fly by, Jack, we would like you to turn the 

RMS heaters to auto please and when you do give us a mark. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, (garble) heaters starter standby 1. 

CAPCOM Roger and give us a mark when you do that Jack, 

please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



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JTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t69j GMT 82:13:42 PAGE 1 



SPACECRAFT Okay Steve , port RMS heater going auto, 3 2 1 on 
mark. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you and just leave them in auto then. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're one minute LOS now there 

should be a teleprinter message number 8 on board, we'd like you 
to check that once we go LOS for us please, and that the AOS in 
the states could you SM spec 1 called so we can change some 
current limits on the RMS via TMBU's? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that, you got any objections to us 
maneuvering to align attitude early getting it done? 

CAPCOM Have no objections to that Jack, go ahead were 30 

seconds LOS now, next is Mila in about 30 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston you may have to wait on the 

stars for that maneuver, you might check that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston, twenty one hours 

forty six minutes mission elapsed time. The crew is beginning 
maneuver to an attitude for alignment of the inertial measurement 
units, part of the daily routine on getting the vehicle in its 
proper attitudes and the navigation procedures that are under 
gone. The Flight Controllers in Mission Control and NASA 
management officials are currently discussing the tile situation 
that was mentioned a little bit earlier on the crew having 
identified several locations on the front, out the front 
windshields where the white tile were either compel ete tile 
appeared to be missing or portions of tile, those areas will be 
mapped off and an attempt will be made to identify exactly which 
tiles are missing so that there can be some further understanding 
of what the consequences might be of lack of some insulation or 
reduced degree of insulation in that area. We are still aiming 
at a 9 a.m. Central Standard Time with the off going Flight 
Director Harold Draun, assuming that circumstances allow him to 
leave Mission Control at that time this is Mission Control 
Houston at twenty one hours, forty seven minutes mission elapsed 
time. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at twenty two hours fifteen 

minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia's on its sixteenth orbit, 
coming up on acquisiton through the Merritt Island Florida 
tracking station shortly after this pass over the United 
States. The Flight Control team directed by Harold Draun will 



VTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t69j GMT 82:13:42 PAGE 2 

hand over to Flight Director Neal Hutchinson and his team of 
Flight Controllers who will be responsible for Columbias' mission 
during the next twelve hours, we'll stand by for acquisition. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Mila, for ten minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're hear with you through Mila, we got the 
IMU alignment done, we got them torqued, we got back in tail-sun 
a little quicker, we're going to start our roll attitude a little 
sooner with your approval we'll take the attitude that's in 
there. 

CAPCOM Stand by, and Columbia Houston you can maneuver 

early, but if you use the attitude that's in there you have to 
start on the CAP time, over. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, I changed the roll to a different time to 
be good for two twenty two twenty, I got 38 degrees in there and 
that's what my card says it works, and I'd like you to confirm 
it. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll confirm it. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like it ought to be about right, its ten 
minutes thirty to forty degrees. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, the roll does look good, and you can 

press on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll dress it up a little bit for you if you 
like. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston the roll you got loaded looks 

good to us, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we did the temp monitor and most of the 
temperatures 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t70j GMT 82:14:18 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we did the temp monitor and most of the 
temperatures we got are, with the exception of jack number 80 is 
66 degrees, jacks 1 through, jack number 8 is 66 degrees and 1 
through 6 are 70 to 75 degrees. 

CAPCOM Copy that, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And it does seem more comfortable in here now. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's good. Be advised we're going to delay 

going back to voice record until at least IOS LOS, jack. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, I'll give you the torqueing angle if you 
want them otherwise I did the torqueing at 2*20140. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're ready if you'll readj them down to us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, our is zero-7, can't read my own writing 

here, but anyway IMU 1 it was plus 12.02 minus .03 minus 

.29, IMU 2 was minus 4.44 plus .00 plus .10, IMU 3 is minus .04 
plus .19 and minus .33. 

CAPCOM We copy, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And when you get a call time would you give my 

certain Tim a call and tell him I hope he's feeling better and 

ask him how he's doing, please. 

CAPCOM Sure will. 

SPACECRAFT Notice from this altitude compared to Skylab it's 
harder to find where you are because you're so darn much closer 
to everything. 

CAPCOM Makes it hard to navigate. Columbia Houston, the 

RMS GM is onboard and spec 1 can be resumed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. What GM was that, Steve? 

CAPCOM The one that changes the RMS current limits, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT How are they now? 

CAPCOM They're now at 100 percent. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I hope everybody on the team is enjoying 
doing this for real as much as we are, Steve. 

CAPCOM We sure are. 

SPACECRAFT I think somebody must have finally got a hold of 
Sam Soup and gave him what he deserved. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t70j GMT 82:14:18 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM That's right. Our view's not quite as good as 
yours either though. 

SPACECRAFT Can we set that fuel cell purge now and let you 

look at it, Steve? 

CAPCOM That's affirm. You can press with the fuel cell 
purge. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) purge has started status at this time. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Steve, I'll go ahead and do the gas step now. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're ready for that, Gordo, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And it looks like we picked up 0 brake, 
Steve, and we'd like you to look at it and make sure we got it 
right and if it's not quite right with us for you. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll take a look, 3 minutes left in this 

pass, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the gas level 3 is in mid level 
CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT And the star trackers have been enabled, do you 
need anothsr spec 21 cycle today? 

CAPCOM wait 1, Jack. That's a negative on the spec 21 

cycle Jack, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Okay to go ahead and do this interconnect, 
then you can intercede in Madrid? 

CAPCOM You can interconnect any time at your option Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 1 minute LOS now. The 

crystal team's gonna leave you, silver team' 11 pick you up at 
Madrid in about 6 minutes and have a good day. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thanks for everything and we'll see you on 
your next shift. 

CAPCOM Okay, and we'll give Tim a call for you. 

SPACECRAFT Thanks a lot. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t70j GMT 82:14:18 PAGE 3 

PAO This ib Shuttle Control. Columbia has loss of 

signal with Bermuda. Next station is Madrid in 5 minutes and 15 
seconds. Columbia's back in the tail sun attitude and in this 
attitude the payload bay looks constantly at deep space. 
Columbia now in the 130.8 by 128.8. nautical mile orbit with an 
orbital period of 1 hour 29 minutes 25 seconds. During this 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t71j GMT 82:14:27 PAGE 1 

PA0 Orbit with an orbital period of one hour twenty 

nine minutes, twenty five seconds. During this pass over the 
United States, Jack Lousma remarked that the difference, in the 
appearance of the Earth from this altitude then when he aat saw 
it aboard Skylab, Skylab was at an altitude of approximately 250 
nautical miles. Handover between Flight Control teams and now 
taking place and were estimating the change of shift news 
conference with Flight Director Harold Draun at 9 a.m. Cental 
Standard Time in room 135 at the JSC newscenter. At twenty two 
hours twenty eight minutes mission elapsed time, this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control at twenty two hours thirty 

two minutes mission elapsed time. The Shuttle Columbia coming up 
on acquisition through Madrid. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston the silver team is now with you 

for six minutes through Madrid. 

SPACECRAFT Welcome back silver team. 

CAPCOM Thank you Jack, and your loud and clear. And I've 

got one payloads note that requires a switch change over on Lll I 
believe, if there is someone back there. 

SPACECRAFT We just don't seem to be hearing you Sally. 

CAPCOM Okay, how's this? 

SPACECRAFT Well that's okay, what do you need? 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, back on panel L10, we'd like you to 

switch the track select to track two and that is so the ground 
can monitor the qualitity of the data. And that should be tape 
recorder number one, track select to track two. 

SPACECRAFT right now monitor level bravo. 

CAPCOM Okay, and for your information the fuel cell purge 

looked real good. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. Sally we got nothing on camera Charlie 
right now, we're looking at the brakers to see if one of them 
got 

CAPCOM Me copy, nothing on camera Charlie. 

SPACECRAFT okay we (garble) fix (garble) one braker was 
out... 



CAPCOM Okay we copy, you reaet the braker. 



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SPACECRAFT (garble) just poppped back out 
Okay we'll take a look at that. 
The b and d all are working okay so far. 
Gordo was the bravo and delta that are working fine? 

(garble) bravo and delta. 
Roger . 



CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 
CAPCOM 



Columbia, Houston we're going to take a look at the 
signatures from the braker we'd like you to leave that circuit 
breaker out until we get a chance to take a look at the data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll leave it out. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) arm it's cranking out. 

CAPCOM We copy. 

SPACECRAFT About twenty eight to thirty seconds. 

CAPCOM Copy, twenty eight to thirty seconds, And Columbia 

were thirty seconds LOS Indian Oceans' next in about 12 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Madrid has loss of 

signal. Next station the Indian Ocean station in 11 and a half 
minutes. Pilot has powered up the Remote Manipulator System and 
is checking it out at this time, gearing for unloaded validation 
runs and tests, in an unloaded state on the Remote Manipulator 
System. Reported that they cannot get a picture on camera 
Charlie, that's a black and white television camera 



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PA0 ...camera charlie. That's a black ana white 

television camera located on the starboard bulkhead, the aft 
starboard bulkhead in the payload bay. There is a circuit 
breaker that has popped out preventing operation of this 
camera. We've asked them not proceed with trying to push that 
circuit breaker back in until we do some more checks. There's no 
problem with that camera being unavailable for todays 
operations. We can proceed without it and that's we're in the 
process of doing. At 22 hours 40 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. 
This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PA0 . This is Shuttle Control at 22 hours 50 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia coming up on acquisition through 
the Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean for five 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT We're sorry, we're on page 1-6 doing a back up .... 
check here. So far so good. 

CAPCOM That's good and I assume there was no problem with 

the stow times or the latch times. 

SPACECRAFT That's right Sally. They were all a little 
(garbled) 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. One minute left in this pass. 

Yarragadee is next at 23+05. And, I've got a couple of camera 
replacements for VTR where we had called out Charlie, we've got 
alternate cameras if you'd like to turn to those pages in the 
checklist. Plight supplement 1-4 is the first one. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo there's 30 seconds left here we'll get 

them at Yarragadee. We don't think that you'll be to those 
places before then. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, you still there? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We'll talk to you at 

Yarragadee in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and the power checkouts was complete. No 
problems at all. 

CAPCOM we copy. 



PAO 



This it Shuttle Control. Indian Ocean station has 



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lost signal with the Columbia. Next station is Yarragadee 
Australia in 7 1/2 minutes. Gordon Pullerton running 
considerably ahead of the timeline in the crew activity plan 
during this remote manipulator system checkout and validation 
testing. He appears to be on the order of 25 minutes ahead of 
the timeline that's in the crew activity plan. lie reports that 
the activty is going well and no problems thus far with the 
remote manipulator system. At 22 hours 58 minutes Mission 
Elapsed Time. This is Shuttle Control Houjton. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 23 hours 5 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia approaching acquisition through 
Yarragadee. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 7 1/2 

minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're hearing you through Yarragadee. We'll 
about to do the validation tun. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy and your loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, you're much better now. We changed our 
batteries in the mike units and I think that's better. 

CAPCOM Roger. Copy that you changed the batteries. 

SPACECRAFT My first out cast Sally is coming right back.... 

CAPCOM Sounds good. 



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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston when you get to the back up mode 

validation which is the next (garble) that you come to on page 1- 
4, it calls out for VTR of camera Charlie, would like you to 
replace that with Camera Bravo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Bravo instead of the broken one. 

CAPCOM That's right, and we've taken a look at some of the 

play back data, I'm sorry some of the real time data that we got 
and we did see a spike on the line, an eleven amp spike that 
caused the circuit breaker to pop so it looks like to us camera 
Charlie is. down. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. j 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we got a minute and a half left in 

this pass. Just for your planning purposes we're looking at the 
possibility of doing inspection as you suggested of the nose 
area, sometime this afternoon, and we'll plan to got detailed 
procedures up there in plenty of time for you to look them over, 
the procedures exist in the PDRS checklist, and we're working on 
a flight plan now and thinking about what procedures we want to 
run and running them in the simulators. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's a good idea, one thing I might mention 
about our validation run here that... don't seem to wanna work, 
we got all in twenty four frames, circuit breakers are all in, 
first time I turn them on I got about four of the run lights came 
on then they all went off immediately, except the mid aft, it is 
the only one that seems to be giving us a run condition. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we copy that. And we've got twenty 

seconds left here a two minute LOS over Australia, just for 
information loo!:s to us like the particles that you saw, we've 
done an anaylsis we're looking at them and we don't think that 
your losing any consumables, but we're still interested in taking 
pictures. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, if you have a good setting for them let us 
know. You only see them pretty much with a black sky at night, I 
should say, or just at twilight, and there about the intensity of 
bright stars so if you have a camera setting with a thirty five 
or seventy we'll do that. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll look for a setting for you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Yarragadee has loss of 

signal, Orroral will pick up Columbia in about a minute. It 
appears that camera Charlie in the aft starboard bulkhead of the 
pay load bay is lost because of a spike, outer spike, there's 



8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t73j GMT 82 i 15 i 06 PACK 2 

!i i JL three P avload b * v television cameras remaining in addition 
JnflrlH^" ° n X\ Rei,o i 0 Manipulator Arm. CAPCOM Sally Ride 
Irlt KSri h ! h crew that we do P lon to *> «n Inspection of the nose 
ii ?o 52 ?h^;/ PP ?' CS u to be BOme tiles misa U, current plan 
HJS 5° 5 at ; fter lunch. Crew lunch is scheduled at to end 

2i S a ?^ f S ur *5°l! r ? miBsion elapsed time sometime after that 
time, we would do that inspections. Procedures for the 

uSI 1 *!^ ?l a JS onboard we ' u P ass ' select which ones we want to 
use and let the crew know. We now have acquisition at Orroral? 

v^le? for to^^iluT^ ^ With y ° U thr ° Ugh Orroral 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're starting at the top of page 1-4. 

~i^?SV ^ Roger 1-4, and Gordo the only other place that we 
J 1 ! ° amera .? harlie Called out for data is the operator 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

"xfin half an'ho^?' W6 ' te °" e min " e t0 L0S ' the stat « «• 

SKST they ^ ^ ° Ver WOrUn9 but 1 

CAPCOM Roger, we understand that, and we'd like you to keep 

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, '8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t74j GMT 82 1 15 ill PAGE 1 

PAO This it Shuttle Control. Orroral has loss of 

signal with Columbia. Next station is Marritt island in Florida 
about 30 minutes from now. Craw now appears to ba about parhaps 
5 Minutes ahead of the timeline. They've had soma problems with 
tha data acquisition cameras. They can verify that one of those 
is running but several others appear not to be running but 
they've been told to proceed as if all of them were working. 
We've also passed up some changes to enable them to use a 
different television "Hmera in the payload bay for some of the 
RMS checkout because camera Charley appears to be lost due to a 
power spike. A team headed by flight director Chuck Lewis has 
been activated to select procedures for the tile inspection 
that's planned for this afternoon. Documented procedures are 
onboard from that set of procedures. This team headed by Lewis 
will pick the ptoper procedures to use for this inspection and 
we'll pass that information up to the crew in plenty of time for 
them to study it before the operation begins. At 23 hours 21 
minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

Houston contact MOLECON TAC care ground 1. 

Yea i Houston, I'd like a keying and voice check on 
the air to ground 2, please. 

AO This is Shuttle Control at 23 hours 49 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Columbia's over Mexico on the 17th 
orbit. Will be within acquisition of the Merritt Island Florida 
tracking station in about 5 seconds, we'll standby. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 

CAP COM Roger, Columbia, we were just about to call, we're 

AOS stateside. 

SPACECRAFT I got some more things for you to work on. When I 
went to do the end effector grapple test I got the RMS wrist and 
no picture on the monitor, looked down and the same circuit 
breaker on it is popped out. We're pretty sure it popped right 
than although we were'nt there to hear it pop. We have not tried 
to reset it. 

CAPCOM Roger, wa copy, that's the circuit breaker that 

controls the wrist camera and the elbow camera. 

SPACECRAFT That's right. That's a bad one to lose. We set 
the first of the three, I think that's the pan tilt camera. 

CAPCOM Okay, pan tilt camera and we understand you did not 

*.ry to reset that. 

SPACECRAFT Affirmative. We thought we'd wait till a few 
minutes. 



8T8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t74j GMT 82 1 15 til PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Okay, we concur and we'd like to look at the 

data. Columbia Houston, while we're looking into tha camera 
problem we'd lika to change tha variable parameter downliet. If 
you could give ua apac 12 to a GMC machine we'll atart that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we* 11 gat it 

CAPCOM Roger, thank you. Columbia Houston, a couple of 

things, just a reminder we'd like to get that tire pressure if 
you could power up the DFI . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, thanks for reminding me, they should 
be coming at you right now. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you and also we'd like to take a look a 

little while longer at the camera problem which means that we'll 
abort the end effector grapple test for now and we'd like to just 
continue with the RMS PRCS interaction test which shouldn't 
require that camera so you can prepare for that test and it'll be 
coming up over the next dark pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, also note of interest, d'iring this next 

dark pass over Indian Ocean the payload people are going to be 
turning on 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t75j Q»3T 82 1 15 1 49 PAGE 1 

( APCOM thii next dark pass over Indian Ocean the pay load 

»*ople art going to be turning on the PPBG filament to check it 
out and you nay or nay not ■•• that, juet wanted you to bo aware 

it'll be coming on. 

SPACECRAFT Alright will be AOS do you have a tine to atart 

looking for it? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we oughta be AOS over Indian 

Ocean in about 024 to 25. 

SPACECRAFT I'm going to take a look. 

CAPCOM Roger, that's about a half an hour from now. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, CRT 1 is yours. 

SPACBCRAPT Thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston to help us analyse the risk 

camera problem, could you give us an approximate time for when 
you selected that camera and assume the circuit breaker popped so 
that we can go back and look at our data. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, I got it down here at about 2330, to 2340. 
APCOM Okay thanks Jack, that will help a lot. 

SPACECRAFT Wo 1 come . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with one minute left over the 

states we see that you got a fault message S76 coram, could you 
tell us what that was? 

SPACECRAFT Oh yes, I'm sorry Sally, I'm into, I got that in 
yes, we got that at about 22325 and there were three items on 
there, two of them had to do with the S-band pn power amplifier 
temperature one was -9 off scale low temperature two minus 11 off 
scale low, and the other had to do with KU-band temperature was 
-75 on the scale low, and those were the only ones that were on 
there. Nothing to do with the CCTV cameras. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, we copy that, that was our question, and 

we got twenty seconds left, Madrid is next in six minutes and 
just for information we will not be recording voice after this 
state side pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're going to do those G2 GPC op 
CAPCOM Roger. 
AO This is Shuttle Control, Bermuda has loss of STS- 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t73j QMT 82tl5i49 PAGB 2 

( gnal, Madrid it next in about fiva minutes. During thia paaa 
over the United States tha crow diacovarad that anothar circuit 
breaker had popped, tha circuit braakar af facta both tha wriat 
and albow cameras on tha Remote Arm. Plight Director Hutchinaon 
does not want to try to raaat that circuit breaker until after 
the data ia better understood. Plight Controllers are now 
studying that data to determine whether we will try to reset th*t 
circuit breaker. These are the cameras that would be used during 
the tile inspection which ic planned for this . .'ternoon. So we'd 
like to recover them if at all possible. We've postponed the 
grapple test on the Remote Manipulator System those cameras are 
necessary particularly the wriot cameras' necessary to grapple a 
payload. We'll proceed to the interaction test, in which the 
reaction control system, the attitude control jets will be fired 
with the arm in various positions. The camera is not required 
for this test. Pirst part of thia test is scheduled to begin in 
darkness which will be at the Indian Ocean station, night is 
about twenty and a half minutes away, the night side of the 
orbit. At one day three minutes mission elapsed time, this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 

PA0 This ia Shuttle Control at one day six minutes 

mission elapsed time. Madrid will acquire Columbia in about 15 
aeconda, we will attempt to reset the circuit breaker during this 
pass. It's the circuit breaker that affects the Remote Arm 
Revision cameras. 



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.'AO arm television cameras. 

CAPCCM Columbia Houston through Madrid for 5 and 1/2 
minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you at Madrid. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're into 2 of the preliminaries for the 

interaction test. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT And for attitude, is there no 

respect to the thermal requirements? 

CAPCOM Standby Jack. Jack the attitude looks great to 

us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 1 minute to LOS Madrid. 

We'll talk to you next at Indian Ocean at 0 plus 24 and we'll try 
and leave you alone during the interaction test. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you at LOS. 

CAPCOM Roger. And Columbia, going over the hill, just a 

reminder to get the depth and post pulse pulse before the 
interaction test. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, we'll do that, we just did some of the 
preliminaries, we'll go down to the procedure and verify it all 
again and thank you for the reminder. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Madrid has loss of 

signal. Next station is Indian Ocean in 11 minutes. Flight 
Director Neil Hutchinson has decided to delay the attempt to 
reset the circuit breaker. He wants some of the backroom people 
to have an opportunity to study the playback of the data during 
the time the crew believes the breaker popped. That's some time 
between 23 hours 30 minutes and 23 hours 40 minutes. That data 
is not ready to play back yet, so the attempt to reset the 
breaker will be delayed. Interaction test will begin at the 
Indian Ocean station. Crew has completed preliminaries for that 
test. The remote arm is in the position and the reaction control 
system is being prepared for the firings that will take place to 
itudy the dynamics of the arm while the reaction control system 
is operating. At 1 day 14 minutes mission elapsed time this is 



8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t76j GMT 82 I 16 t 06 PAGE 2 

Ihuttlt Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 1 day 23 
minutes Mission elapsed time. Shuttle is approaching acquisition 
at the Indian Ocean station. 

CAP COM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 7 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we won't be talking mu h, too far to 
this , Sally. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy. Columbia, v a 50 seconds LOS, 

we'll talk to you at Yarragadee at 0 plus : , that's 10 minutes 
from now. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. IOS has loss of signal. 

Next station Yarragadee in 9 minutes. Both crewmen extremely 
busy now doing the interaction tests between the remote 
manipulator system and the reaction control system. This test is 
done on the night side of the orbit because Columbia gets out of 
the tail to sun attitude during this test when the reaction 
control system jets fiie and on the night side has the least 



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8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t77j GMT 82 1 16 i 32 PAGE 1 

PA Pi , i..,, A !? d on the ni * ht 8ide ha8 heating affect on the 
vehicle, it'll be back at tail sun at the conclusion of this 
test. At one day thirty two mniutes mission elapsed time this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 

This is Shuttle Control a*, one day 40 minutes 
mission elapsed time, we have acquisition through Yarragadea. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back through ' ..rragadee for six 

and a half minutes, and were just standing by. 

UJ2 , . , This is shuttl * Control, the crew is continuing the 
RMS interaction test with the RCS it continues throughout the 
night side of this orbit. About another 17 minutes. There will 
probably be very little conversation, if any during this pass. 
W*'ll stand by. 

p *° , This is Shuttle Control, Yarragadee has loss of 

signal, Columbia will be within range of the Orroral Valley 
station in a minute and a half, we'll stand by for that pass. 

SPACECRAFT This is Columbia, you there? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, were AOS through Orroral 

Valley. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, now how do you read me? 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, your loud and clear. We were LOS for 

about 2 minutes over Australia. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we mixed this up a little bit Sally we got 
trap waters that we went over to day one and didn't notice. 
And so the result was our rotation start times were loaded day 
zero and therefore did the item 20 we started the rotation 
immediately and therefore didn't get back to the roll attitude, 
and so while the RMS data may be okay, we got the pulses in 
there, the we jimmied the thermal attitude on the (garble) trying 
to get back now on the, we will be shortly (qarble) and no 
excuse. " 

CAPCOM Okay, we understand that's no oroblem and if you 

need a roll attitude to get back to, I've got one, if Cue Cards 
working for you, we won't pass it up. 

SPACECRAFT We've got roll 306 at 55, is that going to work 
okay? 



JAPCOM 



Stand by we'll check. 



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CAPCOM And Columbia, it looks to us like that roll will 

work, and we see that your back in attitude now. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, can you give us a sample of what we might 
have done to thermal data? 

CAPCOM We're looking at that now. But we don't think you 

need to worry about it, thermal data it's looking alright and it 
looks like the thermal test is, the temperatures are holding a 
little bit higher than we expected so we expect that thermal test 
to be pulled up all right. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, good thank you. 

CAPCOM And we'll update you on that if there is any 
change. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, our apologies to the Plight Controller. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, could you verify that you got all four 

of the sequences done in the CRCS test? 

SPACECRAFT Incidently, I (garble) back there 

"-APCOM Okay, that's good, thank you. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we recommend that you use DAP A to 

cut down on the over shoot that you are seeing now, attitude. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you we got it in. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 40 seconds to LOS we'll talk to you 

state side in 24 minutes, and over the states we'll have a 
procedure to try and get the wrist camera back. 

SPACECRAFT Oh that's good, hope it works. 

CAPCOM So do we. 

SPACECRAFT data after you get it, on the ... it felt 

like. . . . 

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SPACECRAFT pitch pulse, professionally it's all white and we 
put in the .... we got the pulse but like it reversed itself when 
going back to decal again it kinda of .... partly taken out 
•gain. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll take a look at that and we'll try and 

get that Information up to you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. .Orroral has loss of 

signal now. During this pass the crew reported they had looked 
at some wrong information, had gotten and knew some edited 
excursions that they had not intended to during this particular 
test and were afraid they might have compromised some of the 
thermal data but that does not appear to be the case, there's no 
concern that the thermal data was compromised. They are now back 
in the proper attitude. Next station is Buckhorn in 23 
minutes. At 1 day 55 minutes mission elapsed time this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 1 day 1 hour 
17 minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia coming up on 
acquisition through Buckhorn station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you stateside for 17 

minutes. Columbia Houston, how do you read? 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. We may attempt to do a TV 

pass with the elbow camera at Myla acquisition on this stateside 
pass. That's being discussed at this time. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, how do you read? Columbia 

Houston, how do you read now? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're reading you 5 square, how about me? 

CAPCOM Okay, you're the same, and we were having a loud 

tone on there to ground 1 that's cleared now so we're receiving 
you fine. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, we're about to do the .... pitching course 
rate into the test .... 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll watch that with interest. And 

Columbia the teleprinter message that we just sent up to you is 
the entry weather. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. Hey, Sally, it stopped at 1 plus 1.2 
degrees. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that and, Gordo, when you're at a 

good place to stop we'd like to start setting up to see if we can 
recover the wrist camera. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t78j GMT 82:16:53 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT Okay, as soon as we finish this page off will be a 
good place. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT And are you planning on TV of the EEVT this 
afternoon or should I not worry about setting that up right now? 

CAPCOM Jack, r-^n't worry about setting up the camera for 

the EEVT specifically. We'll be using that TV pass but we may be 
shooting pictures of something else. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, on one of the circuit breakers that popped, 
on the DACs, the only one that was running, mid aft main B popped 
open. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, mid aft main B is open. I guess 

that leaves us no DACs. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) are running without the lights coming on 
or not. We've been planning like they are. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT I've not tried to reset that breaker. 

CAPCOM Gordo, we'd like to worry about the DACs later and 

work on the wrist camera if you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're both ready to work on the wrist camera. 

CAPCOM Okay, what we'd like you to do is set up to have 

the elbow camera on monitor 2 and on panel R15 rows delta and 
•cho V3rify that all the 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t79j GMT 82:17:22 PAGE 1 

v-APCOM ...and on panel R15 rows delta and echo verify that 

all the camera heater circuit breakers are closed. We want to 
make sure that the cameras are getting heater power. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I confirm that. All the camera heater 
circuit breakers rich 15 are closed. 

CAPCOM Okay then on panel A7 we'd like you to take the RMS 

camera port to elbow d select the elbow camera. 

SPACECRAFT ....second elbow. 

CAPCOM Okay. And on panel A7 we'd like you to take camera 

power RMS to off that's removing power from the RMS camera. 

SPACECRAFT Okay it's off. Back off. 

CAPCOM Okay now we'd like to wait until we get Mila so 

that wo can get some downlink of this before we have you close 
the circuit breaker, but we're all set up to do that and I'll 
give you a call when we want that circuit breaker closed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

, "^PCOM Columbia, Houston. We're ready for you to close 

l v..ie circuit breaker that's on R15 row echo, port RMS TV, 
camera/pan tilt and give us a mark when you close that please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. RMS port and RMS TV camera/pan tilt. Right? 

CAPCOM Confirm. 

SPACECRAFT Standby, mark circuit breakers closed. 
CAPCOM Roger . 

CAPCOM Okay we've seen no spike on the line yet and we're 

ready to turn the RMS power the camera power RMS on and we'd like 
a mark on that also. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'm going to get the RMS camera power on 
ready, mark. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

CAPCOM And Gordo, can you verify that you're getting a 

picture from the elbow camera. 

SPACECRAFT Yes I am. 

iPCOM Okay. 



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I / 

CAPCOM Standby we'll have a couple of more steps for you 

in a second. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo. We're ready for you to we're going to 

be selecting the wrist camera in a minute and the first step of 
this procedure is to take the camera power RMS to off, wait 5 
seconds, and then select the port camera, I'm sorry, select the 
wrist camera. 

SPACECRAFT Okay if you want to turn off the TV downlink data 
or not you know? 

CAPCOM We do have TV downlink and we're getting a great 

picture. But, we would like you to take the camera power off 
unfortunately. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Now if you look you can see some of the 
missing tile we're talking about. 

CAPCOM We see that we've got that on tape. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and then you want the RMS power off now is 
that correct. 

PCOM That's correct. 

SPACECRAFT Okay power is coming off ready, mark. 

CAPCOM Okay we see the power off and we'd like you to 

select the wrist camera. 

SPACECRAFT Wrist camera selected. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, we'd now like you to take the RMS 

camera power back to on and give us a mark. 

SPACECRAFT Okay three, two, one, mark. 

SPACECRAFT Got it on but I do not have the light. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy. Can you tell us whether the circuit 

breaker popped. 

SPACECRAFT Say something funny is happening with this 
camera. The lights blinked on and off about three times. 

CAPCOM Gordo we'd like you to take the power off that 

iter a now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the power is off. 



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LaPCQM Roger we copy. 

CAPCOM Columbia we'd like for you to confirm for us that 

the circuit breaker did stay in. 

SPACECRAFT At the time it did it's last blink, it's out. It 
popped itself out. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy the circuit breaker popped. We've qot 

data down here to look at and let us think about that. 

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CAPCOM Columbia that's the end of our troubleshooting 

procedure for the wrist camera for the time being. You can go 
back to the PDRS checklist and just for information the part 2 of 
the PRCS interaction test calls for you to use camera Charlie, 
I'm sorry, calls for you to use the wrist camera on the VTR, we'd 
like you to use camera bravo instead of tha, and just press ahead 
with the PRCS te3t. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, r.*cl tell me, it was .delta you wanted to use 
for the ... right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston just for information we turned 

the FPEG filament on a couple minutes ago its on now it'll be 
going off again in about 10 or 15 seconds, you might take a look 
and see if you can see it out there. 

SPACECRAFT ....time and I can't 

CAPCOM Okay 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM Roger, we expect that it probably will be visible 

at night and we just turned it off. Seems to be working fine. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 40 seconds to LOS and Dakar is next 

in six minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Bermuda has loss of signal 

with Columbia. During this pass we reset the circuit breaker 
that affects the elbow and wrist cameras on the remote arm, we 
activated the elbow camera that worked fine, we had a picture 
from the elbow camera when we shifted to the wriat camera the 
circuit breaker popped again, situtation will continue to be 
studied, we've also had a circuit breaker problem with the data 
acquisition camera, the only one that appeared to be still 
running, that circuit breaker has popped on that camera also. 
That reported at Buckhorn pass by Jack Lousma, the run lights on 
the other back cameras have not been on, they the lights may have 
failed and the cameras may be running and there is no way to tell 
whether those other data acquisition cameras are running or not, 
because no lights will come on. The only camera on which the 
light would come on and show run now is lost because of the 
circuit breaker we've not yet tried to reset that circuit 
jreaker. Next station is Dakar in four minutes. At 1 day 1 hour 
37 minutes mission elapsed time, this is Shuttle Control Houston. 



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PAO This is Shuttle Control at 1 day 1 hr 41 minutes, 

mission elapsed time. Dakar is about to acquire Columbia. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Dakar Cor five minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally, we just finished the operator command 
and tho precradle was uneventful vant right back there and 
stopped without any operation whatsoever! 

CAPCOM Okay that's right, those people will be glad 

to hear that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston I'd like to take a minute and 

talk about our tenative plans for the afternoon if now is a good 
time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, give us the word. 

CAPCOM Okay, right no we still don't have a good way to 

recover the wrist camera, but we .... 

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CAPCOM Okay right now we still don't have a good way to 

recover the wrist camera, but we are thinking about a partial 
inspection of the nose area with the elbow camera, and we've got, 
we were scheduled for live TV of the EE17 later on this 
afternoon, in fact right after your meal. We're tenatively 
thinking of asking you to position the arm in a place where the 
elbow camc-rra gets a good view of the nose and maybe using that TV 
pass to pan and tilt the elbow camera to get us a good view of 
the nose area as you can. And what that, would involve is after 
part two of the interaction test rather than powering down and 
cradling the arm just leave it out, eat the meal and right after 
lunch we'd give you license to just keep the arm in view and try 
and get, find a good arm location where you had a good view of 
the nose with the elbow camera. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that sounds like a good plan. problem 
here is, well I think it will work out alright, with tail sun 
here you don't get the greatest lighting on the nose but 
....it'll ....I think we'll get a picture. 

CAPCOM We understand that, and we just for interest, we 

had a great picture coming down through Mila at the last state 
pass of the nose and the Earth in the background, really looked 
nice. 

aiPACECRAPT Okay, I noticed generally this tail sun, course we 
got some tremendous reflections when the arm is out, the arm is 
shadow cast by . . . aft bulkhead and so forth. And, a lot of 
these VTR pictures aren't going to be really very spiffy because 
of the reflections drive the Iris wild, and I've tried using the 
peak average ... iris ... with any better luck either. 

CAPCOM Roger, we understand. 

SPACECRAFT Another comment for somebody to work on, is that we 
still have moisture on the aft windows we keep trying to wipe it 
up very successfully, except it leaves a smear and some moisture 
on it and its' not going to be very good for taking any pictures 
through, I wonder if the defrost, substance we use for the 
helmets would be, we'd be able to use that on the inside of these 
windows if we ever did get them dry, or do we expect to get them 
try so we can use them later? 

CAPCOM We'll start thinking about that and get an answer 

for you as quick as we can. 

CAPCOM And we're 30 seconds to LOS Yarragadee's next at 2 

plus 16, and we'll again try and leave you alone for the PRCS 
interaction test part two. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll try and do better next time. 



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This is Shuttle Control, Columbia's out of range of 
Dakar now. Next station is Yarragadee in 28 minutes. Crew will 
begin the second part of the interaction test in about and a 
half minutes as soon as they get into the night side o lis 
orbit number 18. We've told them during this pass at : ar not 
to cradle the arm after the test, but the tenative plan. Cor this 
afternoon are to inspect the nose where the tiles are missing. 
With the elbow camera on the remote arm its likely we'll 
subsititute that television for what had, been planned, the 
electrophoresis test. Jack Lousma reported that there is still 
moisture on the aft windows when they wipe it off it smears the 
windows he's concerned that they might not get good photography 
through those windows. And he ask whether he should apply some 
antifogging compound that they use for their helmet visors, 
whether that would help the windows, we're taking a look at that 
suggestion. At 1 day 1 hour 48 minutes mission elapsed time, 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. 



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CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 6 and 1/2 

minutes. Columbia Houston through Yarragadee, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you loud and clear through 
Yarragadee. We got the interaction test off just right that time 
and we're mellowing back to attitude in which wc can start the 
roll rate *gain to make the panel folks happy. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, that's good work and we understand 

that the PRCS test part 2 is complete and you're on your way back 
to attitude. 

SPACECRAFT That is affirm. 

CAPCOM Okay and Gordo, it looks to us like a good placo to 

park the arm for lunch is in the arm position that is called out 
for the PAO TV maneuver back in the end of the unloaded on 
section. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM That's probably a good arm configuration to start 

from anyway. And that's on page 1-23 of the PDRS checklist. 

PACECRAFT Okay, we got it, we'll head over that way. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 

CAPCOM Go ahead, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've some thoughts on the nose tile 
problem. Jack noticed fairly big chunk of white stuff shortly 
after launch come flying back and hit the windshield. I noticed 
several pieces of white things and I could well believe they were 
moving fast of course, but, I could easily believe they were 
white tile. There are splotches on my windshield and Jack's also 
that looks like that's probably what happened. They had to have 
slid along the glass for awhile before bouncing off. 

CAPCOM We copy that. 

SPACECRAFT And we were looking for colors specifically in the 
debris and neither of us saw anything that looked at all brown 
like the sophial on the tank but no black but white was the color 
that and the only color I saw. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, and just for information we think 

hat from your descriptions earlier in the morning and of those 
..issing tile seem to be in particularly bad areas. We don't 
anticipate any thermal problems from the ones that you saw. 



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u PACE CRAFT Are you talking about during more than just this 
look on the top and making them one complete tile inspection. 

CAPCOM As a matter of fact we did have the fourth team 

working on a more extensive inspection but we were planning on 
using the wrist camera for that inspection. And we're 15 seconds 
to 1 minute LOS over Australia. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're back with you through 

Orroral Valley for 2 and 1/2 minutes 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, it appears to us that we're back in a 
proper attitude, the rural angle and so forth, we'd like you to 
confirm that. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we just got data and we'll take a 

look. 

SPACECRAFT Also, Sally, thinking looking ahead it's our 
opinion in daylight that we could safely grapple a PDP just 
looking out the window maybe with the help of binoculars, 
whatever, but not hurt anything, and get the end effector down 
~ver the grapple fixtures. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we're thinking about that too and 

we've got Richard and Hank working on the MDF to do exactly that 
and we'll try and come back to you later on this afternoon with 
the plan, but right now we're tending that way also. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, probably be done on the IECM also but I guess 
we're also up against the problem of only 1 aft camera. 

CAPCOM That's correct. And Gordo, it sounds like the IECM 

people really do not want to be deployed with that camera 
missing. With camera Charley mission, that is. 

SPACECRAFT Yea. Actually 



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CAPCOM With camera Charlie messing up.... 

SPACECRAFT Actually the one we have is the one you need 
finally got lots of redundancy that is the major concern right? 

CAPCOM That is affirmative, and if we do decide to deploy 

the PDP we would use that so there would be no impact to th- arm 
operations in that case. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and one of the immediate questions is, were 
sitting here with a lot of cameras turned on and do you recommend 
we shut some down? 

CAPCOM Stand by 

SPACECRAFT And we want to know to if you want to fire the star 
trackers up again? 

CAPCOM Jack, were 30 seconds to LOS you can leave the star 

trackers off until were back in 1 GPC ops. 

SPACECRAFT Okay turning it off, but the power is on to turn 
it on. 

APCOM Roger. And Columbia, the cameras are your call and 

were going LOS we'll talk to you at Hawaii in 16 minutes. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Columbia out of rangf; at 

Orroral, next station Hrwaii in 16 minutes. Columbia's back in 
proper attitude after completing the interaction test. During 
this pass the Pilot Gordon Fuller ton commented that on reflection 
he and Jack Lousma recall pieces of white stuff coming back 
against the windshield during power flight, during launch, said 
that Lousma remembered a big chunk of it hitting his windshield, 
he reported that there are some smears on the windshield 
apparently frcn, the strikes they now seem to believe that the 
white stuff was tile, and pieces of tile. CAPCOM Sally Ride 
informed the crew that we don't think that the missing, the tiles 
that are missing are in bad places, there should bo no thermal 
problems becnuse of the missing tiles. And finally Fullerton 
reported that he believe he could safely grapple the plasma 
diagnostic package in daylight with the remote arm without the 
hssistance of the wrist camera. Simulations are being run here 
on the ground to determine that now and procedures for doing that 
to see whether we think that's possible. And CAPCOM Ride told 
the crew that the IECM people probably will not want their device 
deployed. Because television camera Charlie is not operating. 
At 1 day 2 hours 28 minutes this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

AO This is Shuttle Control, at 1 day 2 hours 42 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Columbia coming up on acquisition through 
Hawaii. 



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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Hawaii for 4 and a half 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you through Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Your loud and clear Jack and I got a small fliqht 

plan change <f you got the CAP oi:t. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, we both got one, tell uf. the - ego and we ' J 1 
follow you through when we get over looking at these pictures 
here. 

CAPCOM Roger, you might check page 4-22 which is rioht 

after your meal cowing up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm there, Gordon's getting there go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, I told you earlier that our plan is to have 

you set up the RMS and then we'll use that real time TV pass to 
get live TV from the elbow camera of the nose area of the 
orbiter, right now there's an EETV sample one scheduled for that 
time frame. We intend to reschedule sample one, so what we'd 
like you to do is do the EETV unstow and setup the timeline which 

% coming up on just about now, just before your meal, we'd like 
,ou to go ahead and do that but don't do sample one yet, we'll 
reschedule that later in the flight plan and you can just pick up 
with sample 2 on time, which will be at about 6 plus 20 in the 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll do that understand. 
CAPCOM Okay and that is all that I have. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we finished the get away special for this pass 
and I got some pg data time starting with number seven 2s 30, 
that's 7 and 25.9, 25.8, 25.3, 25.5, 26.5 and 28.0. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy you Jack, 

SPACECRAFT And all the lights are the way they are supposed to 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that, understand. 

CAPCOM Okay, and that's all that I had. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, wo finished the get away social for thin 
pass and I got come PGU data on as you get sonu? tine star tiny 
with number 7, I just read em at 230, at 7 there's.; 25.9, 2'i.8, 
25.3, 25.5, 26.5, and 28.0. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy those Jack". 

SPACECRAFT And all the lights are the way they're eupoor.od to 
be. 

CAPCOM Okay, and just for information, when you do the 

survey of the nose of the Orbiter we would like that on the VTR 
even though we're getting live TV. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll record that. I guess you've noticed 
that we're down to 1 GVC now. 

CAPCOM Roger, we see that and could you toll us how you 

decided to leave the payload bay cameras, whether the power is on 



SPACECRAFT You turned out in the middle, so I just turned 
everything off. 

CAPCOM Okay, we understand all the cameras are off. 

SPACECRAFT True. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we've got 40 seconds left in this 

pass, stateside' s next in 3 and 1/2 minutes, and just for 
information, it looks to us like the defog that you were talking 
about that you use on your helmets, the anti-fog wipes, are 
probably not good things to use on those aft windows, they've got 
some mineral, oil in them and we think that that may be hard that 
may smear and maybe hard to get off. We're still working on that 
problem and we'll let you know when we come up with something. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, maybe it will go away in a day or two with a 
different attitude, but we'd just like to take some pictures out 
this window that aren't going to come out good the way it is. 

CAPCOM Understand and we'll talk to you stateside. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Hawaii has loss of 

signal. Buckhorn is the next station in 2 and 1/2 minutes, 
fe've patched up to the crew that we will use the planned 
television time this afternoon to take a look at the nose of 
Columbia using the elbow camera. We'll delay the first that one 



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step of the electrophoresis test and start with step 2, postpone 
step 1 to a later time. Crew is coming up on a lunch period at 1 
day 3 hours. Thi3 inspection will take placo after their 
lunch. It's a 1 hour lunch period. At 1 day 2 hours 48 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. 2 hours 50 
minutes mission elapsed time. 



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, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT I t05j GMT 62«i8:49 PAGE 1 

PA0 J . minutes mission elapsed time. We're within 10 
seconds of acquiring at Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're back with you states Jde for 

19 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, are you using the FM for something else, I 
could crank that camera up right now as you're thinking and give 
you an early preview J 

CAPCOM Gordo, we appreciate that but we have not got 

Golcletone configured for downlink TV so I'm afraid we wouldn't 
see any of it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Just a couple notes. We noticed that after the OPS 

mode recall, the OPS 201 recall, we need to get the star trackers 
back in the track mode and we'd like you to call up and resume 
spec 21. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

°£ P ??!L a 0 . ? n ?v a J S °' you've got a go at your convenience for 
tin item 48 to both GNC and SM to clear the air locks. Columbia 
Houston, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Unclear. Did you say that I was go for clear item 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We were in a handover there. 

You're go for an item 48 to both GNC and SM. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Jack, something that you may be interested 

-nA h T l m ^ s . f ^ lin f <J uit e a bit better today, temperatures down, 
!2v a t d ""* in 9 lots of fluids and he was real happy that you 
asked about him. 

SPACECRAFT Oh boy, that's good news, he and I are on the fluid 
bit together, I'm glad he's doing well and (garble) we'll 
(garble) in the fluids together, we'll make a pack to do that. 

CAPCOM Sounds like a good idea. 

SPACECRAFT Another clear day at Edwards. (garble) It looks 
xiKe it is oughta be drying the water up. How about that? 

ri S rt . ... Ro 9 er ' that a little bit late, but I think it's 
drying out there. Columbia Houston, we're still looking into the 
moisture problem on the windows. We'd just as soon you not use 



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anythiny on thore windows either the defog or the alcohol 
wipes. We're not quite sure, we really don't want to put 
anything on the windows until we've done some kind of analysis 
but you might think about trying to direct some air over thor.e 
windows if you can either manufacture some kind or ducts out of 
pieces of white data file or whatever, we're working on 
procedures of running the 1 G trainer but thr.t's something you 
might think about. • ' 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I don't think it's a general problem. When 
you wipe them off they stay clear for 5 or 10 minutes and then 
they start forming up again. 

CAPCOM Okay, we under stand that. Columbia Houston 

SPACECRAFT Yea, Sally. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we've got about 2 and 1/2 minutes 

left m this pass and just wanted to extend a little bit on the 
nose survey. We don't want you to just stay in the arm 
configuration called out in the PAO TV maneuver. We'd like to 
get a good scan of as much of both sides of the nose and the top 
of the nose as you can get. We're interested in the sides of the 
Orbiter as well as the top, so just whatever pictures look best 
o you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I think we got the same interests. 
CAPCOM Okay, good. 

SPACECRAFT And, Sally, the electrophoresis is unstowed to 
setup. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT You might them though, you can't have any easy time 
that s under the side of the lower accelerometer recorder 
package. That's pretty indistinct. I think I got it but I'm not 



CAPCOM Okay. Columbia, we're 1 minute to LOS. Dakar is 

next at 3 plus 13, about 5 minutes. We know you're about to 
Start your meal but if you get a chance, the payloads people 
would like you to fill out one of the induced atmosphere logs 
that you find on page 3-6 of the payload checklist. Sometime 
between about now and 20 after the hour. 



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CAPCOM about twenty after the hour 

SPACECRAFT Okay, what's tell me what's of interest in tiv\t 
particular time- period. Why did they pick that up? 

CAP ?? M „ TS Wo think that they're getting briqht sky shutdown 
on the SI A find they'd like to got try and under fit ana that, what 
they really want to kuov is whether there's any l-.im'i of 
illumination on the pallet. And that'd be lights, earth, the 
sun, or any reflections off the experiment . 

SPACECRAFT I'll tell you what it might be is thore's tho^ 
particles we talked about before there's still lots of them" 
coming out. 

CAPCOM Roger and we'll talk to you at Dakar in 5. 

PA0 , Th i« is Shuttle Control. Bermuda has Ions of 

signal. Next station is Dakar in 3 minutes. As we had ju t 
before loss of. signal there Gordon Pullerton reported si ill 
seeing particles out the window. Crew getting ready for lun -h 
We re about 2 and 1/2 minutes away from' Dakar, we'll standby tor 

:quisition there. Mission clasped time is 1 day 1 hours 1") 
minutes. This Shuttle Control at 1 day 3 hours Vi minutes 
mission elapsed time. We're about 10 seconds away from Dakat . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Dakar in Ascension fo^ 9 

ana 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, we're hearing you. We're -just looking 
at. We got one suggestion. If we could respectively" suqoesi; 
that we postpone this suit donning exercise to a different day I 
think that would be better for both of us and maybe we can pick 
up some of the other stuff today that we would have substituted 
tor that. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we understand that you'd like to 

postpone the suit donning and we'll factor that in and qet back 
to you. 3 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. Maybe we can do some of the 
electrophoresis or something. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll work on that. Columbia Houston, we've 

got a suggestion of our own if you've got a minute. 

SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. We don't want to interfere with your 

luncn m any way but we're interested in these particles that 
you re seeing and if you think that sometime during the next 
sunrise you have a chance to get on videotaoe either from th*» 




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/'elbow camera or from camera alpha. Try and get on videotex's some 
pictures of the particles that you're seeing. VJe'd be interested 
in getting that. 

f SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll try and do that. I noticed that thoy 
don't seem to be going the name direction this time as they were 
as I reported this Morning. They seem to be doing more c:c* rting 
and drifting out the back end at a slow random rate where a a 
before they had a definite direction, Some h* some high 
velocity. 

CAPCOM Okay, and we're assuming that sunrise is the host 

time to see those. V3e don't want you to point the cameras at the 
sun or anything like that but we think we might be able to pick 
these up with the CCTV's. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And also the scan of the nose has a higher priority 

so we want to make sure that you get that in also. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Why don't you just make this your call and if you 

i "inish lunch a little bit early and think you have time to fit 
that in we'd like to see it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the film problem is not as pronounced as it 
was. Well, it's not as dense a cloud and not as high a 
velocity. Just some stuff drifting out of the baokend. 

CAPCOM Okay, we understand that and if you do have a 

chance to try and got a VTR of the particles we'd also like you 
to train the RMS elbow camera on the micro foil abrasion 
experiment that's on the top of the thermal canister and oot a 
picture of that on the VTR also. 

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CAPCOM the particles. We'd also like you to train the RMS 

elbow camera on the micro Coil abrasion experiment that's on the 
top of the thermal canister and yet a picture of that on the VTU 
also. We have some questions on that. 

SPACi CRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 1 minute to LOJ:. Botswana's next 

in 7 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia's out of rang a 

of the Ascension Island staion now. Next is Be ,.>na in 6 and 
1/2 minutes. Vie told the crew during this pass t we'd like 
them to try to ge.t some photographs and telovir of the 
particles on the video tape recorder if at all , "-ible and they 
will attempt to do that. Jack Lousma reporting ,)at the 
particles now seem to be coasting and drifting out tho back at a 
random rate. Earlier he had reported that they had some velocity 
to them. At 1 day 3 hours 24 minutes mission elapsed time this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 1 day 3 
hours 30 minutes mission elapsed time standing by for acquisition 
through Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 5 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, and you? 

CAPCOM Loud and clear also, Gordo. 

- SPACECRAFT I don't see anything back there looking for the 
SCIA people thc.t we haven't discussed before. In general, it's 
that cloud of particles coming out the aft that's visible only 
when the earth is dark, the sky is black, but the Or biter is 
still lighted so the sunlight reflects off these particles and 
really emphasizes them. 

CAPCOM Roger, we understand and we'll pass that back to 

the payloads people. And Columbia, we assume that you're 
enjoying your lunch and Jack, we concur with postponing the suit 
ionning and we'll work on rescheduling that for later on in the 
flight. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that doesn't mean you want us to be sitting 
around, maybe whatever 's later on in the flight can be done now 
till we get it all done. 

JAPCOM Roger, we're working on that nov;. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. 



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CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 1 minute to LOS. 

Yarragadee is next at 3 plus 49 and some now3 you'll be 
interested in. A preliminary assessment tells us that the RMS 
PRCS interaction test part l was absolutely no impact to the 
thermal teat. We'll be completing it on time and the data looks 
good . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I guess yon were talking about the 
interaction test part 1, right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. Part 1, I'm sorry. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Botswana has lost ihc. 

signal. Next station is Yarragadee in 12 and 1/2 minutes . 
During this pass Gordon Fuller ton calked a bit more about the 
particles. He said they were visible only when the earth v,v.s 
dark, the sky was black, that the sunlight reflect;: off and 
emphasises then. We've also rescheduled the suit donning 
exercise that Jack Lomima had been scheduled to do this 
afternoon. no time has been picked for that, but he will uo that 
on another day. At 1 day 3 hours 37 minutes mission elapsed time 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM ColurMa Houston through Yarragadee for 7 minutes, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. lly, we're hearing you loud and clear. 
CAPCOM You're the same, Jack. 



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e TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t08j GMT 82:19*49 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT that camera deal is a real bummer. 
CAPCOM Sure is. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're working ritjht now on r.orae 

procedures ami deltas to the procedures Cor you to go in and 
grapple the p])P tomorrow and do the lo;idod arm tests with tl.y PDP 
in spite of the fact that we're missing a wrist en:r.ora. Vie think 
there will be a coupp of changes to tho prooedur «s , but we're 
working on a teleprinter message and will "try and have that up to 
you tonight so that: you can look it over before tho busy duv 
tomorrow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's good news. I think we can do it. 
CAPCOM So do wo. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 20 seconds LOS Hawaii is next in 18 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally. I've got the VTR on now. Trying to 
take a picture of sunrise and hopefully check some of the 
particles that happens if the moon is right over the tail also. 

( APCOM Okay that should give us some good pictures 

anyway. Thank you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Yarragadee has loss of 

signal. Next station is Hawaii in 18 minutes. At the end o£ 
that pass Gordon Fuller tor, reporting to CAPCOM Sally Ride that he 
had the video tape recorder set up and would try to get on tope 
some pictures of the particles. At sunrise, sunrise' about a 
minute away for Columbia. Down over Australia. We also inforned 
the ere.; during this pass that tonight we'll send them up some 
procedures for grappling the plasma diagnostic package with the 
remote arm. The wrist camera is out and new procedures for that 
operation are necessary. That's scheduled for tomorrow. That 
operation. Grappling and deployment of the PDP. At 1 day 3 
hours 57 minutes Mission Elapsed Time this is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PAO Hawaii has acquired Columbia at 1 day 4 hours 14 

minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Hawaii for 6 1/2 

minutes. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally. I'm clear. I've got some VTR on the 
particles. And they showed up pretty good on this monitor so you 
/ lould have a good idea what we're talking about. However, when 
i went to power up the elbow camera, I first of all got no lights 
and went over and the breaker was popped. I guess we left it 



• *S-3 MR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t8Pj GMT D2;1D:49 PAGE 2 

popped from the last time we tried to activate the wrist 
camera. So, I put the breaker in selected elbow, went power on 
and gu^ss what, the breaker popped. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo. Unfortunately we copy that. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo. We'd like you to go through the sarac 

procedure that we did before and reset that circuit breaker and 
if you're back in the aft part of the flight deck, I c u n sLart 
reading the steps to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay we'd like you to take the RMS camera to 

elbow. Select the elbow camera. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) is elbow, 

CAPCOM Okay now we'd like the camera power to off. 

SPACECRAFT Power is off. But it was if a already off. 

CAPCOM Roger. And we're ready to have you reset that 

ircuit breaker and give us a mark when you do it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 3,2,1, mark. It's closed. 

SPACECRAFT Do you want to try the same style with the C cai.^ra 
sometime? 

CAPCOM Negative. We'll talk to you a little more about 

that. We're gonna want to look at the temperatures on those 
cameras before we do that. 

SPACECRAFT You gonna try to power it up now. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. That will be the next step. 

We'd like the camera power on and we'd like a mark on that. 

SPACECRAFT The RMS camera power coming on mark. 

CAPCOM Roger and can you tell us whether you're seeing any 

picture. 

SPACECRAFT Oh the selective. Looks like at least the breaker 
stayed in and the lights are red. 

CAPCOM Okay that's a good sign and we're showing it on 

( a -»wn here. 

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iTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t89j GMT 82:20:18 PAGB 1 



SPACECRAFT (garble) now selected. Looks like at least the 
breakers are still in and the lights arc red. 

CAPCOM Okay that'r. a good sign and we're showing it 

showing it on down here. 

SPACECRAFT That must be modern technique cause five minutes 
iigo I did exactly the same thing in a bcoakoc 

CAPCOM Okay, well it seems to bo working right now. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger that. And Gordo, we'll be all set up for the 

live TV at the start of the states pass coming up. We've got TV 
scheduled over Goldstone and Mila both and we'd like to got as 
much of the scan on the live TV as we can cause we don't want to 
rely on having to dump the VTR. That costs quite a bit or I'M 
time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me make sure what you want. I have some 
tape of the particles but you'd would rather you want to just do 
as much tile inspection as they can through this pass, is that 
right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We'd we want live scans of the 

nose area, both sides of the nose and the top of the nose, the 
tile inspection and we'd like you to be video taping that while 
you're showing it to us live. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And if you can fit that on the same tape that you 

use to tape the particles that'd be easiest to us. 

SPACECRAFT Uh, that didn't work out. I ran to the end of the 
tape on the particles. I'm going to have to get a new one. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's no problem. We've got 1 minute left 

and we'll talk to you stateside in 4 minutes. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia's moved out of 

range at Hawaii. Next station coming up Buckhorn and Goldstone 
in 3 minutes. We'll have television there from the elbow camera 
on the remote arm. Start of this pass reported that the circuit 
breaker had popped again when Fullerton had tried to power up the 
elbow camera. However, we went back through the procedures we 
had used to check it out sometime ago and that camera is nov? up 
^and operating so we expect to see a picture at Goldstone and an 
inspection of the tiles in the nose area of Columbia. About. 2 
minutes 20 seconds away from that now. This is Shuttle Control 



i 'TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t89j GMT 82:20:18 PAGE 2 

at 1 day 4 bourn 24 minutes. About 15 seconds away from 
acquisition on the west coa3t of the United states, we'll 
standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're with you through Duckhorn 

stateside for 10 minute?;, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, have you got a picture? 

CAPCOM Negative, we will have in when wo acquire GoJdntcne 

in about 30 seconds and I'll let you kno\; when we do that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, we've got a picture now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, what we're doing there an far as this cfuiicra 
will zoom and you can see missing tile there. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we've got a good picture of the 

missing tile. And Gordo, you can go ahead with whatever scan you 
think will give us the best pictures and a good view of the 
sides. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're just feeling our way here since we just 
got the camera on we didn't have much practice at this but I see 
some little chunks of tile right at the base of the number 2 
window there missing. 

CAPCOM We see those also. 

SPACECRAFT I think there's a few up just along side of the 
thrusters too in the very forward white area on the left side. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we're looking at those. 

SPACECRAFT They're there in the center of the screen now in 
front of window 4 and there's a whole tile there gone and then 
pieces triangular corners of several tile fell out also. 

CAPCOM Roger, we see those. 

SPACECRAFT It's trying to lose a reasonable lighting here but 
they appear to be going on around the curve of the nose there and 
as we look out 

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J 



STS-3 MiVGROUND TRANSCRIPT t90 j CMT {-2:20:27 PAGE 1 
^ CAPCOM Roger we see thor-e. 

SPACKCSt.M-'T Start." ng to lose- reasonable lighting hero hut. 
...appear to ho flo.ir:y on around the c:o:vo of the" nose thi;;.'- .-mk1 
as \:o look out tho front wi ndshicJd ? t ' s qui cr- evuVnt in <-hi- 
vi.w bu.: Ihe til> c.rruir.d the <.orv/a,d £iri,n U.ruster r^iv/kind 
of racjyeny mid uiu-^n, Not at all ew>th »•.••»! th.->- c «o 0 t 
sK - .n and .^py t:lif::o. " ....... 

CAPCOM We >'U fcrtke a look at Uu.t and the U^t'nrj • : < V. 

looks c?o-d to u::. rf you could ir,an«iuv*r the an, to oo'c t- a vic- 
ot tho other aide oil the-* ix^ c ; , that vouifi ho help/ ul" to im. 

SPACP.CKAPV Okay. 1 1 11 try to do that. 

SPACECRAFT 1 have to c;o thrcucjh a oot'pj * O; tran---\~ n ■ • ■ < 0l 

here to get it over there sally. 

CAPCOM We understand that Gordo. Tako yoi-r tii.ic w ' v.- ot 

still 14 minutes left: ctatesidt;. * " 

SPACBCflATT I think that's about as far starboard rs X t-. -■ cm- 
with it sally. " ' 

, CAPCOM Okay Gordo that ' a a pretty good shot. 

CAPCOM And Gorco we just lost TV at. Go] ds tone we'll h« 

a:...iuiring Mila in about 2 or 3 minutou. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And we'd like you to keor> the arm an-" the caw--, 

right about where tlviy are so that we ' can get that view 'at'-- in 
when we acquire Mila. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM The teleprinter message that you probably hoard 

clacking away, was a message with some sugncstod settings and 
exposure times for taking 70 mm pictures of the debris thi»r 
you've been seeing. 

SPACECRAFT Oh , okay . 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston. We're over the new White 

Sands station. We'd like a radio check . 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

^PCOM Roger you're loud and clear also. 

CAPCOM And we've got TV back through Mila. 



STS-3 AIK/GROUl!!) TKANSCHIPT t90j GMT 82:20:27 PACK 2 
v iPACr.CRA: : ? Okay. 

SPACTCJV.bT hand iw>sji. tile th.it reom to bo ml so inn in ti.U 

picture? we enm^t r.ec out the windshield so, (uarble) ^.c-h-^ t< b- 
quite a punch o£ them ti.oio gone. " - • >- 

CAVCOM Roger we're looking at thone. 

SPACi.'Ci^.PT (grrbJe) • can nrohab.lv do a w.c, \;i\-U the o 

and Vv>k down or, Liu? '-.Inri starboard wing ' on d r.iavb* «c o/ "h-" 

side tiiere ic yem w ir,h. " " 

CATCOi-i Standby. )>cx;er Gordo that soundr, like a oood 

idea. Uhy uor.'t you try :,»ui pan down towards ti.o wing.' 

CPACtiCii/.i'T 01: ay it'o -.roving {.round. 

CAPCC:: Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Look:; like we can't yet it quite do::n as £..\c Sail v. 

CAPCOM okay and you might want to watch to make r.uro t'v 

camera doesn't point at the sun. 

SPACbCKM"!' A good point. 

SPACECRAFT (gar hi c) out over to the (gar bis) mavbe T can st-c 
that way you know what S mean, 

CAPCOM Okay . 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we've got real good pictures of the 

nose. We're real happy with those and whilo your panning ?-he 
camera -round you night pause for a minute over the micro-foil' 
abrasion experiment so we can take a look at that. Columbia, 
lust for intonation, we are from the around bore cycling tivouoh 
V-our camera to select different ones Cor downlink just 530 that we 
o<m reao tno temperatures on those cameras and make sure the 
heaters are working. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And we're back on the elbcw camera now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay your looking at the canister and microroi} 
abrasion. Unfortunately we can't zoom in on that. 

CAPCOM we see it no:; and it .looks good. 

SPACECRAFT The lighting is in and out but you can probably soc 
-n inboard elevons are swoll up and the outboards are (garble). 



STS-3 AIR/GROUKD TRANSCRIPT t90j GMT 82; 20 27 PAGE 3 

-OAPCOM ^ _ Rogsr we see that and it looks like t»v> reflect i rr 
are not qoj no tho cameras giving the camera some trouble there'. 



END or TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t91j GMT 82:20:37 PAGE 1 

L SPACECRAFT The lighting's in and out but he can probablv see 
both inooard elevens are full up and the out boards; are both? 

CAPCOM _ Roger, we aoe that, and it looks like tn--- 

reflections are not doing the cameras giving the cansj'.ri so^ 
trouble there. And Gordo, we've -juyt lost W, w>'re talHna "to 
you through Bermuda now, we're out of touch with Mils." " 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And w: s appreciate all of that. I think that nave 

us a lot of good data. - 

SPACECRAFT I don't know if I'd call it good data. 

CAPCOM Roger. And .rack, we thini: that in place o* tbo 

suit donning that war, scheduled for thi=, afternoon, vou *inh<-" 

for SU V- V')7 na V ftple 1 nml then ::U ^ a11 ^ »™ callous 

for the rest of the afternoon by about 2U ninutea. 

S PA CECRAFT 0 k ay . 

CAPCOM < Okay and that'll be rar.ples 1 end 2 and r.u^o 2 

will pro on bly slip into the exercise and you can go ah^d ?„d 
delete that if you like also to yet f;? ap] e 2 of the liCTt in. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Now you're looking for TV of one of there or 

CAPCOM We'd like either TV or observations of n 0JiW 1 e I. 

If you're unable to set up the TV and tir.ie and TV of-' t'hV 

sample number 1 you will need to get the observation. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Kaustm, we think thai:'.. unl.y, to ho the 

end ot the Wis activities for the afternoon and you ca^ -j o 

stow U it Stnndru:<3 P^-'-down, r.cradle it, latch "it and 

SPACECRAFT Okay, fc'alJy. 

CAPCOM Colunbin, we're DO second to UP 

next at 4 r Uis sv. "' ' u, 4 ,J 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you there. 
CAPCOM Okay. 

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r,TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t91j GiMT 82:20:37 PAGE 2 



the tile. Wc also operated the 3 good television cameras in the 
payload bays brief r.o that v;e could check the temper atures on 
them. Temperatur" oked good. Crew will now go ahead with the 
electrophoresis tt: :! g step 2 of that experiment. Beginning 
with step 2. We ni' _>r may not hove television of that 
operation, a decisis, on whether v;o will have we will televise 
that will come a little later. At 1 day 4 hours 44 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. This is 
.Shuttle Control at 1 day A hours 51 minuter, Mission elanivd 
time. Columbia's over the south Atlantic Ocer.n on it's' 20th 
orbit. About 20 seconds away from acquisition throuch Ascension 
Island. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Ascension Cor 7 minutes, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, I just latched it down, I haven't 
rolled it in yet though. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll watch you do that. 

SPACECRAFT You're looking at the ready talkbacks oC the 
mi.croswitehes? 

APCOM Standby. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) aft, ready one of those doesn't have a 



CAPCOM Roger, we see that, looks like it is failed and 

there's no problem with that, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Oh. And how about the heaters, do you wan I: to 
leave them in auto? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, Gordo, we'd like the heaters 

left in auto. 



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. °TS~3 AIR/GROUND TKAESCIPT t92j GMT 82:20:53 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM ...looks like it is failed and there is no problem 

with that you can go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okf.y. 

SPACECRAFT And how about the heaters. You want to leave the;* 
at auto. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo. , We 1 r 1 like-: the hoatr-rs 
left in auto. 

SPACECRAFT I guess that about does it for the an* for today 
and I'll power down all this TV stuff too unless you see more us^ 
for it. 

CAPCOM Okay we concur with that Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT You going to try to got me to VTR that particle- 
tape that I made for you. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We're going to as/, ycu to try 

and cue that up and play it back to us a little bit later on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll get that in the machine now and rewind it 
o the next spot. 

CAPCOM Okay that':., a good idea Gordo. In fact, what we're 

looking at is getting a playback next stateside pass which win 
be just about a hour fro.vi now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I hope I didn't do something to msns it up 
but I switched back and forth between the color and black and 
white camera B ;.nd a just thought the color would enhance the 
picture or something. Does that goof you up as far as procaine} 
that data. 1 just star Lad thinking of that. 

CAPCOM Mo that shouldn't bother us at all. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll have it sot up whenever you call. 

CAPCOM And Gorur.. Vhat we're thinking about vhst we'd 

like to dc is next stateside pass spend the first part of vne 
pars ge Lting tin's VTR playback of tho particles that von jn«.t 
took and spend the mat of that p.v,;; dotting live TV of sorv Y.?!V M 
ops if that's possible. 

SPACfiCHM?? Oh, okay. We'll have a look at that. I do have 
the crtireras set up downstairs, but they haven't tuned it ur> or 
any thing yet. 

CAPCO'I okay and there is no problem with that. If you 

can't get that sot up in time, we'll catch Jc later. 



°TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t92j GMT 82:20:53 PAGE 2 
SPACECRAFT Sally you still there. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. We've got one more minute. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the EEVT the s. e number one ir, the red 
blood cells. Did you want that o: irst or want me to start 
with number two first and then do number one. 

CAPCOM We'd like you to start with number one Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Jack. Sample number one is the one that we'd 

like the observations on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you just, want that those verbal observations 
or you want television. 

CAPCOM We'd like your visual observations and if th? t «r 

the one that you're working on when we get tho TV we'd lik<; co 
get that too. But the visual observations tro the i:.ont import ant 
and those are the important data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and will the TV you want tho VTK. 

CAPCO'-'i Standby. Jack we'd like to try and get that w 

live next stateside pass. Otherwise VTR will be fine. 

SPACECRAFT What time will that be. 

CAPCOM Okay we're J 5 seconds to L0. f ; and Goidstono win bo 

6100 that will ha the live TV and our next pans is Eotswnna in r > 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Ascension has Iofs of 

sign. .1 . Next station is Botswana in just under «i minuter., The 
remote tuani pulatot r.yste.n operations ore oonoludcd iw today. 
Pilot Fuller ton reports, that he nas the arm Jatchrc" dwn. ;V- > , - 
hoping on thi? next pass over the United fit a res that wi 3 I }•..;: on * 
orbit ?.l wo'rc hoping to 'j'-.t a p] nybaok oi the vir!r>o tav^ 
record*. r or the r- ^ U c t ;><. 'that arc' bc.i.jV4 n..iU;cd / , o,/ ti, ■ 
vehicle. Get that on '..:>:• ov-r ir,.- Goldctono station -it tho iirr!- 
part of the pa is and than j £ possi:. 1e uM; l .{ V(; to.lo-ision for tho 
remainder of the pass for tho ol.-ctrophotos Ir. .-.ponm-nt. At I 
day & hours Mission ivlapsed Time this is fji.ni tie Con fro'. I'oa.v: on. 



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<?TS-3 AIR/GROUUD TFANSCRIPT t93j GMT 82:21:00 PAGE 1 

^ PAO at 1 day 5 hours Mission Elapsed Time, this 

Shuttle Control Houston. 



PAO 

minutes 



CAPCOM 
minutes. 



CAPCOM 
over . 



BOTSV7AI7A 
CAPCOM 
1P/.CECHAFT 
CAPCOM 



This is Shuttle Control at 1 day 5 hours <■ 
Colui.ibia coming up on acquisition through Eotswai::;, 

Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 4 1/2 
Over . 

Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 4 minutes 



Columbia, Houston through Bot^v.'ana ho;? do you read 
Botswana COMTKC, Houston COMTKC air to ground. 
Botswana 

Okay you're loud and clear than!: you. 
Thank you. 

Columbia, Houston through Botswana how do you read 
Houston this is Columbia wc got you loud and clear 
Okay Gordo v/c 1 vo got you loud and clear now also. 



There is 2 1/2 minutes loU. 



SPACECRAFT Okay about 3 minutes ayo I «jot an K7C> COr.M and 
thoro w;i!5 a camera ovorloi.-p (garble) that's a fact. Nonn or tho 
cameras were powered up however. 



CAP CO 



;s Roger: Gordo and tivt n ay have boetn rioted to 

VTR. Can ye: to.il us wbd.hHr yo;i were using tho VTK at thar 
tinui . 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tD3j GMT 82:21:00 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT Okay we understand. Well I'm ready to go to ops 
right now. The only problem is it is 19 minutes before we got to 
you. Would you prefer for wo to wait or do some other pari- of 
it. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We'd like you to press on now. Don't 

wait for us. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Columbia hi out of range 

at Botswana. Next station Yarragadee in 13 minutes. Bad 
coir.municat.iono through Botswana which is a UHF station, 1 day 

5 hours 10 Minutes, Mission Elapsed Time this is Shuttle Ccn«'-o3 
Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadeo for 7 mimn-o* 

over. " " 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're hearing you through Yarragadee and v.-e 
got the first EBVT sairple (garble) . Going"to go around heir- in a 
few minutes. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack we copy that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. If there's somebody uo on the 

light deck I've got a short pay loads note. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger we'd like you to switch tape recorder nnab-r 

one track select to four. And that's noain for gi ound 
monitoring. 

SPACECRAFT Okay ...reads delta. 

CAPCOM Roger. Copy it's reading delta. 

CAPCOii And Gordo, foe information in case you'd bnen 

looMnj ai ( ]■> 'S 1 r <> au.mi ' ckv.ivi c i s^c ? , you in . ' c«vo 
noticoa a funny roacuno. Wo'v;: got a 9% pet rent bias i- tVt" 
gagjne. t,c ,m'v. diiu « tina „t . ~ After v 0 j Pnat." 1 ^ i h« o < L i 
Wfl& « i«r 1 m u '»o"o \ in I i ji - v u 1.0 i i . y ,u > 

dOWnvMUl ritti ; t 0,)C ) j \ i)< f i \\ 5 1 i , . ] t ' an ,„f ,'i,n r 

but .»..; doos nave a bias in it oC rouohly /, p^rcM-it. 
SPACECRAFT Okay. iiow could Mint hrpp'--'. 

CAPCOM We don't understand that either. lie' re cheo* - ; nr 

into it. -' 



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, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t94j GMT 82:21:25 PAGE 1 

i > 

CAPCOM (garble) we don • t understand that either. VJe're 

checking into it. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're one minute to LOB. Guam ir. next in 

8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Colunbi.a has moved out of 

range at YarrcLgadee. Misses Orroral on 'this pass. Next station 
will be Guam in 7 minutes. Jack Lousna reporting he's i onning 
the first electrophoresis test s an pie durirg this pass. At 1 day 
5 hours 30 minutes Mission Elapsed 'j'iiue this is Shuttle Control 
Houston . 

CAP COM Columbia, Houston through Guan. 

SPACECRAFT loud and clec-.j: 

CAPCOM Roger you're the same Gordo and we've got '-■ minute;; 

in this pass. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Guam is in a keyhole 

now. Another 30 seconds before we'll have COMM reestabl isi-ad . 

" SPACECRAFT SaDy, I just cycled (garble) relay 5. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. VJe're 50 seconds LOS. iiav/aii 

is next at 5+50. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

Sl'ACECRAJT see ycu later. 

CAPCOM Say again Jr. eh. 

SPACH^'HAFT Roger, we'll see you later. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Colu;.;!v ; c is out ci: range 

at Gum. Hav.'ai i \n.'il pick no the spacocrp ft in about b 
minutes. At .1. day 5 hours A 2 minute* Mission Ki speed T J this 
is Shu I tie Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle! Control at 1 <l. j y !5 hours '10 minute si 

Mission Kl.-ipsod Tiue. Wo' re about a nJ nufco awov from no;vrjl 
toqui s ition through Hawai i , however , that star i .>» reworks 
problems with their antenna and at this time they are un-vblo to 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t94j GMT 82:21:26 PAGE 2 

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support the pass. We'll standby in cane thev have the problem 
worked out. But we may not get acquisition at Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Cojuinbia, Houston through Hawaii. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Rally read you loud and clear how rre. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Ol.ay a..L set up. Jack in 'proccr.Bj.nr-- the red blood 
cells a a in ready to go with that. J would suggest we do tbe 
live on the I1EVT firs'- and then whatever time is 1<?J; t wo c\,;« run 
the VTRs kind or a lot of the sane and t-.o be hard to tell vh^n to 
quit on it. 

CAPCOM Okay we concur with that Gordo. Sounds like qood 

plan. And we'll be ready for it down here. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

SPACECRAFT We're not going to start this till Golds tono is 
that correct. 

CAPCOM That affirmative. It'll be Goldatone. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Gordo we'll have TV through both Goldstone rnd 

Mi] a so there'll bo a short break between Goldatone and li'ja but 
we've basically got it all the way across the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia we are 30 second c to Hawaii LOS. We' 31 

talk to you state si go in 3 ninutfts. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Pally. 

END OF TAP.U 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANS t . IPT t95j GMT 82:21:52 PAGE 1 

) 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds to Hawaii LOS. We'll 

talk to you stateside in 3 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT 



Okay, Sally. 



PAO This is Shuttle C • 

signal. 3ucknorn next in 3 and 
that we'll get TV from the Gold- 
plan now is to do the live telev 
at Golds tone acquisition and the 
recorder during the .latter part < 
videotape recorder contains the • 
1 day 5 hours 55 minutes mission 
Control Houston. This is Shuttle 
minutes, mission elapsed time. We 1 
acquisition at Buckhorn. 



■"ol. Hawaii has loss of 
•tdnutes and shortly after 

station in California. 
• '• of the electrophoresis 
will dump the videotcio-j 
ie pass over Mi la. The 
evision of the particles, 
^.apsed time this is ShuttJ- 
Control at 1 day 5 hours bis 
re about 10 seconds away fr< 



The 
test 



CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Buckhorn. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, got you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear also and we expect to require 

Goldstone in about 30 seconds. And Jack, we've got good >j.y 



- SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia, are you ready for the TV cut. 



That's affirmative. We're seeing Jack down o:\ the 
now. And Jack, we see you talking but we can't hoar you 



•or Id 



CAPCOM 
mid c'ioc 
right now 

SPACECRAFT Okay, ladies and gentlemen, qood even inq and r 
afternoon space fans. We'd like to tel. I you what we're d-v 
here in the Space Shuttle Columbia. Wo • r e sittine over the 
at about 17,500 miles per hour. N'ow over the United State:: 
we're doing soir.e medical, experiments anion-.; other thines. Ti 
one I have ric.ht here, is coiled an elect:: 
It simply is a electrical wave to scsxirate 
agents that cannot be separated out very 
it's a very expensive process. However, 
agents can be sc-pacaleci out and used for 
and other medical purposes . This <»xpor i ;t 



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n a future flight r-no if; a 1 r 
very substantially by one of: our U.:'. pht/.i 
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this container (pa nee) l\. 
inside win*. oh is ^elnrllv a c>;:r 
separated out. we have a .<•.:> 
eight in {.his slot in lure an 
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electrophoresis experiment and then once the experiment is 
processed and the various chemical agents are allov.'od to nova 
(pause) along the tube and are separated out. When the process 
is completed in about an hour the whole sample is frozen and it 
is then taken and placed back in its cryo freezer for analysis 
back on the ground, but this is a forerunner of a pharnsf: ceautical 
experiment. I think that this' 11 bo one of the major experiments 
and one of the major industrial uses of space in t'i\ * future and 
any other phamaceauticals and this is just a foror :■"-.< r of one: 
and it looks like it is working very well and we a. v riving very 
promising resultrj. I have to I have some red bloo i Is in this 
one at this particular time which are electrically •• at) tsg from 
one end to the other and separating out these agenv id the 
sample is contained in this end right here. It's K....yllng out 
till you take the top off and to examine the contends and see how 
this migration is taking place and maybe J can shov? it to you on 
television. Now perhaps this is difficult to see for you but 



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RTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRAt-lSCIPT t96j GMT 82:22:03 PAGE 1 

( ; 

SPACECRAFT It's time for you now to take the top off an. to 
examine the contents and see how this migration has taken 
place*. Mayba I can show it to you on to lev is ion. 

SPACECRAFT Now, perhaps this is difficult to ceo foe yon, but 
it shows n-e right here that over a period of about 30 minul.es 
these red blood cell:'; have Migrated already in 40 centime fcc : s , 
correction AO lnilliroovers up this colursi and in another 30 
minuter; tins migration will bo complete* and wi.'. 1 then b? nw. 
so it can be analyzed for it's center* ins when ii gets bach I 
earth. And ..«:.; I said this is just an example of ono f\': ;, .v- 
pharmaceutical agent that can bo used in the combat ting disc? :-,e 
which is very difficult to manufacture on the ground and v».r y 
expensive. . . very small quant iki es , but this particular 
experiment is going to shew us I believe wo can manuf actur-: very 
large quantities at a much low or cost and ehcr-bv be able to 
combat some of the diseases more of feet j v=ly on the ground than 
we are able to do at this present time. So, we're glad to have 
you with us today and we hope that you will keep following tin; 
flight of the Columbia as we go on to the next week. 

SPACECRAFT Now comes the studio and TV technician down put in 
a (garbled) test. Sally. 

APCOM Is that the vampire- that c«oon with the red blcoC 

cells. 

SPACECRAFT ii ome thin g 1 ike t h a t . 

CAPCOM Jack that was a super summary and a great 

description. Said like a true scientist and we're getting real 
good pictures of you operating the Ei3VT. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Kow I have to put the* top bad: on this.. 
It's actually migrated to 4?. centimeters and it's or.ly been 30 
minutes and so you can see this is very effective and in 10 
minutes more we'll take a loo'; it again just to see how well it 
is doing. But, it obviously is working very well which is a very 
good piece of equipment. And it looks like it is going to iu-ing 
us fair number of results. Vie have; seven other camples to do of 
different k Jr.cs of phr> rmaoeutieal agent;? and then y. think we'll 
be ready to build something and use something tha t ' s more 
productive and can be used on a larger scale. Of coin: to you can 
do all kinds of neat stuff ,j n,-0<j . I don ' k know hew many of yen 
people ca:i stand a soissors.-dn a piece of p.. -per like wo can here, 
but you see it's very simple. 

SPACr.CKAfT Try that back on the ground. 

M'COli I just tried it and 



,a.';l this info;. r.iat io i on a card so that the 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t9^j GMT 82:22:03 PAGE 2 

principle investigator will know \ : rt. we did and hc'ti also 

recording this with this; camera. Ther* a number of jottings 

which can be 1 aad off right here so he c ollov the progress of 
this exper iment an v;e do it. 

CAPCOM And jack v?o ;jnct lost TV c. of Golds tor. e that w.\s 

just a suv--i description and we'll b- uic-;;ing up 'l'V aqaiji on!: of 
Mi la. 

SPACECKAVT ....stop and switch over to the V'i'H. 

CAPC0I5 That r.ound:; like a goad idea. We'll pick up the 

VTR when we iicoui.ro Mila. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're ove*. Wh i ke San:"!:.-, again we'd like to 

get a radio check. 

SPACJ2CRAVT Okay loud and clear \vh i to Sand-t . .Sally. 

CAPCOM Your loud and clear al:.o and our data 3ooks <jo- . .1. 

SPACUCR?.FT That 'a good . 

CAPCOM And Cor do for j n Con,, at i on , wc 1 re running the ;j bnnd 

, t high power out of White Sundo now and it's working real well 
is pass . 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM And Columbia we' re over ,'5ila nov; and we 1 re ready 

for the VTR playback. 

SPACECRAFT Okay T just started up the VTR and here yon qo 
...you trioy have it. v*'hat I have here ir> a In fit bit of' first ML 
of sunri se you can see tha air: glow on the hor j i:on , and if you 
look rigl)t c round tha base of the vortical center, you'll !<•.? able 
to nee the particle.; start to appear iur.t a a the s-ufi cohk-j no and 
either illuminate the pa ft icier, or sit arts to heat then up ro" they 
fall off or both, not sure which. 

CAPCOH Okay Cordo we're gutting a good picture ; >.'. 

SPACECRAFT Hero cornea a .spray of thtiA now . You ceo on 1 
side. '.s ol t. lie tail thue. 



SPACVtt'R/TT We've been watching thev: ccr: nt an t . Every tiir.e the 
nun ir; lighting the* you r;ee them all thv way through .... 

x..»PCOM Those are real good pi etucej; we're <y ttine a c""t.) 

shot of that. 



} STS-3 AIR/GP.OUWD TRAMSCIPT t9Gj GMT 82:22:03 PACE 3 

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| • - SPACF CRAFT ...you can nee big ones and J i title ones and v,j.;,!Je 

i size. But eve-ry now and then you*. 11 not. ice... 

; END OF TAPE 



f.TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT U97j GMT 32: 22:0 C J PAGE 1 

• uPACKCKAVT ...we've been watching t hem constant. Every time 
the sun is lighting them you seo them all th>: way through. 

CA; COM These ate real good pictorey we • ro getting a clcr 

fchot ot that. 

BP/;("i.''.P. ' /T Okay. You can .see bjg crv>f. cam li.ti.fe otn>;5 
middle i •:• . And c v'ery now ana then you ' notice a hoc v. <:•? 
iinjiU o where thi-y spread ou t a littl.e faster . A couple or ice 
chunk a irocat j nc thoco. 

SPACKCi^PV ...halfway up the fin (n the rinht civn, )r 
little bloS that h^pfins to »■ a the jusi. a orcr.coiil' i-oou 

out no.: <.,aii it blur. .5 on thvi 'iV and joaks like i*. little b'iob. 

SW.Ci.:;:RAt v r Jf I had to guer.s the o ;:.».•; in. It sure looks 3. i fce 
they're caaing Crc-:u main engine area. 

CAPCOM Roc; of Cor do. Thf.t is what it looks like. 

SPA^ECPAVV Back on the D camera, the color cetera, do-y: that 
cove with it at all or does it work and give you a good pi a* L -are 
Sal.'iy. 

""•pron Yeah Gordo. The picture Irorn the; Delta c a i.v ■):-:» is 

in ug.11 also. Both cautm as gave us axe client 



SPACECRAFT Were leaving a good trail so wo can find the \n\v 
home . 

CAPCOM l?c wore v.'oncler ing how you would navigate. 

SPACIXIU-.F? Fourth of: July. 

aPCOM It really does. 

CAPCOM Columbia were 50 seconds to LOS this has beon a 

cupcr show we really appreciate you. getting this on tape and 
playing it for us and playing it back . 

SPACECRAFT It if. true, it's still happening, I'll quick? y 
&hi£'c you over to live tv here and sec if it has the sai;ie «.•,':' :"cc 

CAPCOM Okay we've get 30 seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Anything for showbiz., Sally. 

CAPCCM Looks like you made it. 



, ~TS--3 AIR/GROUND TfJWSCRIPT t97j GMT 02:22:09 PAGE 2 

SPAC!3CRA?T Okay T have the D earner.?, on now, on dovmlink your 
looi:incj at a picture of the sairio thing- 

CAPCOU We're seeing it. and going LOS, Af.-ension is next 

in 14 Minutu.';. 

SPACECRAl'V Okay. 

PAC Thi:> ii .hul.U Centre!, tt 'ua:- l..s.~. oC 

signal, wc- h:,d video U.v.o roccni i m< at v..:. -it vr^v «-'r,d tlivi-- r-' ,j 
live. I c lev ; " : of L'.o parti fles o; 1 !k-; thac h.-u n;on eni t ■• > 
troji the art ~o:r..icn er the Oibi al Cir^t ft i.hi.s at 

Go3dstonu hc^.l i.olevi:: on or t !oc!; l.ousi.iu i.ornri iw the 
electrophoresis e>.pe i/i^r: . At 5 p.;v. to. ."ay in tt 1 3 1> al 
JSC newse.^vV-v r.; lir , : . i, 0 r . br j c r' i rig i- n the cvMt-^r tinT, :i 

protection t x ♦ e -•. ny Tom .'-.osi er; deputy manager of the Space 
Shi.Lv.le OrbUc:: i'rciccc u ~.t\ co , to ic[;;riL at 5 p.ii. today in vuom 
135 that's the? brief ing roo:n in the JSC nevsoenoer there v;i i l bo 
a briefing on thermal protection system ti Jos by Tot, Mo^or, 
deputy -maeer of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Office. The 
next station io ,ve Cola ;oia will he Af;r:i.-.iSio.n island in ."t -i 
minutes. At 1 day 6 hours 16 :»i nutcs mission elapsed tiiue this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. 

AO ^ This is Shuttle Control at 1 day G hours 28 minutes 

mission elapsed time, Columbia coming up or. acquis t ion t'nrou;... 
Ascension Island.. 

CAPCOi-5 Columbia, Houston through Ascension tor a shor L two 

minute pass. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there Houston. We're still electrophcro.r ing . 
CAPOOM Roger Jack, and one reminder in preparation .. 

END 0? TAPK 



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OAI'COM Columbia Uoustcu through |\ scons ion for a short 2 

uinuto pass. 

vV'.lkAC.'iJOHAre n<:J.lo Houston, t/o'ro skill o loo :: rophor as i - .'ng . 

CAl'COM J {•-;*<.*,>: , Jack , and oiv-j v^nindor In ^voy-v^^on i : or 

the p : -yl ->ad buy <:ooi* tes , ci-.->a 1 i; ."orgo!; to t •».!;:** tho high load 

duet hotii.o;: to bravo. 

riv^F/rTiaPr" Okay, I don ' t '.no-- Cocdon pay have 90r.l-.fta that 

already. X got it, Sally, after '.:ha hour and it t r Lg<:ared a 

jr.^.-iSdCiO. I a ; ;sui:w It's just boeauso i i: was 
when it'-; sr. ! d when I turn *s the heater on. 

CAPCOM and ir.h ::t should be heater alpha, And 

Columbia, word o..' v7.4rn.iiig, .-70 sao that you ' vo not". 'ill Las CRT's 
on you?; j;;-: machine. 

Ss>ACECRA7V Oooc , thank you for '/atoning over rao. 

CAPCOM r-;a <;an ! ::d to catch that before v. in souo did. And 

vi th ^Oro,.'},!^ left we're thinking about the si. sap con;' .location 
for tonight. I7e> vo got n ooupje oC qu*r? kionc. on the vm.\r.\ . l-'irst 
d 1 i ko to kno'r v/hore you turned off air to gi:ound IV 

SSAeKCRAia? Vh.sk did you -'ay about air to g re mid 1? 

CAPCOM i/^'d like to kr.ov/ ho;-: yon turned it off ore sloop 

last night. 

±--?!\C2C2.vre 1 don ' t think v 1 did. Au^nad air to air UhU' off at 
fne ca the overhead panel after 1. : jrs.al t tiny . 

CAPCOM Okay, wo oof..y that an.:l undorntasd vou did turn 

off air 1:0 ground 1 during the night. 

.Aa'C^A-'A That*,; uffirr,, Didn ' t turn it oA: nor did C ; :UC n 
o;:f the tt/A v-xecipt for ve.:y short r I.ods but eve/i cA;>-: ' turned 
it ocf I sr. ill had so.vie kind of .noise coding over: ' ho b^dsot. 

CAPCOM Under s tand 

Kl\\CGCitt--ki' •/hon 1 was at the higher latitude <:oing over south 
of doviot An von. 

CAPCOM Und or stand and was Gordo bothered -.v that down on 

the nid dockV 



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in this i.; ,;•■«; uo ' 1 1 talk to you n». tiur.i-: ai: 7:JL0 L.haL'a '< U ' > ra ; cr 
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siiHi.l otur . lio ' r. l.i l!ua conf f;roni-c , tnoy v-.n-jd .like L'« ca..v: 
with pi o pot i-i'Ov' rir.v; anu lha p] rn 'i f » to aaiu< t hor.o oioca -urp 
on the 5a 3 opL ini ■«■ .:. up to Columbia baEoco tho crov qocu u> ai.e.- 
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Rocjoj: , we copy, you finir;!iod groi'.j) A. 



7vnc3 f'ally w»i •just finished f rec;: infj and ntall.-.ng 
the first electroplioroais .sav.iple and 1 1 * c- oiv* that i.s t!uppoue«') to 
read) sonic reac3inyr> to you. 



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pj.-oLOcni weM ljks you to hold r.ho door r Icrhc where it is and 
we'll tali; to yon sttiteaido in 15 minutes". 



Ok. 



STS-3 AIE/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t99j GMT 82:22:41 PAG II 3 



PAO This if. shuttle control, Columbia if; out of range 

tit Guc>m, next Nation is Buokhocn in IS and a h?.? f minut-: n , Got 
a Curthor: i oport on fie electropnor if. ;-:y ar i;u -nt , during thin 
pas si r a 1? jo Mi. I .lor ton j .«•; involved with the eyc.o .v; payloai.. !<ay 
dooir^ to.ot ci'tca' aj:pi oaehintj ;M hours tail sjun 

end of tap?'. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND YRANSCK J PT 1 100 j GMT 8J? : 1 3 : 17 PACt 1 

^ -\0 Also f-'ul lcrton is i nvo 1 vo;j with cycling the n^yioad 

boy doors. The tost after , we're approaching Z'\ hours tail tun 
and the cm: activity plan culls for eyol ing' I no uoors, t h i i 1 r, 
wluit he's doimj ct this Hoe. Colunhi s on i-rh i t 22. A I 1 .lav, 
7 h: urs, 17 wii.u Ur Mission elapsed liiie. i •,• Shuttle 

Control ! kn' s t o n . 

PAO This U Ei.-jl-Uc Control ;A. 1 day. / j>oi:r: , 22 

m i ii u t j-j o Mission (.lapsed i iir:e . Wo 're ; hout 20 '•.:co!V i s ?» y j 
acquisition through tnroti g h i u c k h o> r. on or Ui I .n-.hci 22. 

CAP COM Columbia Houston throiK.h the si: : t for 6-2/2 

. v. i n u 1 1? s . 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally. Get you loud a:id clcer. I drove uiuu 
m o x or obou u n m i n u t c-. end 20 r, e o o n d s or so arid 1 r. t i 1 1 h • v o n o 
clones a tid bo Lit opens are {garble} 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. Wo saw thai, da I. a rc-al iitno end t ,rr 

question now is whether you honaqod to cet any theodolite 
measureiiinnts . Ot her than group A? 

SPACECRAFT I sura did. 

CAPCOM Okay. What we would like you to do, got the 

leodolite rr.e as iiroi.ieii Is of the center] me and en the port 
Longeron . 

SPACECRAFT Okay and I'm looking down the line ?jnd it sure 
looks like its down flush and closed. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT These are not easy to do and won't be done in the 
next 6 minuter, I can guarantee you that. 

CAPCOM We understand that. And Gordo, our plan here is we 

would like you to take the theodolite Measurements of the 
center line and the oort laungeron jurt to capture the condition 
that got us in trout le hero. And after you have done that ve 
would like to have yot; try and back off the Af-'T bulkhead latches 
driving single motor tii-ie. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I take the measurements back off for 1 
minute and then what? 

CAPCOM Stand by. And Gordo, while we're thinking about 

that, I've got soine circuit breakers on MA7 3 Charlie row Charlie 
that dack could be checking. 

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SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Rur.khorn has loss of 

signal. That's ths only sto te side station Co lurch in sees derinci 
this orbit. Next station is Botswana in 33 and I/? minutes. 
Indication is that the port AFT bulkhead latch is hung up. 
Neither closed or open. This occur red during the cycle test . 

END OP TAPE 



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turned ial th'.- wav up and u you con.i.ci <; j.v.-: n ran jo i-ir-v..-; 
can wot it. 

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fxnj.aiie.fi Mien the ruoa&uremcn'-.a. 

SPACnC^ET Ho; •> io,; Cuk u h ' 

CAl-CC.H You're ccHiiiKj .n; very w«'a!t» 

SPACECRAFT 0!:ay, we <?ot the rioht hand door open, do yen-, <vnt 

us to open the: left door now»- 

CAPCCM That 1 s ai: j" iirii-.at ive . 

SPACECRAl'-i' Wg will open the loft door and all the latches. 
CM'CQ'A That ' v, affirmative. V?e concur. 

CAP COX ColwaM. a Kouc ton with 1 wiuuto loft in this p:;««. 

Can you cjivo a s urinary of the overlap thai: you f..av;. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we ' re 30 seconds to LOS. Wo wore 

unable to copy your last. Wo 1 XI talk to you n-s::!: at Hawaii in 44 
\nutes . 



SPACECPvAF'i We'll see you in 44. 



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, AO We're getting into tho orMtn now whore there's 

very little contact with tracking stations around tho world, rut 
we'll stand by for. JUiwa i i in 42 minutes to it ok a f tv their 
infofintition on the door latch situation. At 1 day f> hours .1 :•) 
minute.'., mission elapsed tx; ; e, this; is shuttle conl.io.l Hon.-: Ion . 

CAI-CO:' Columbia, Houston, short Hawaii par.;:, end I got a 

quick message Tor you i i: you read. 

SPA'JJW.AFT Ck, say it Gaily. 



CAPCOi'i Roc; or 

tonight, we'd like 
read it on tho 
dump it: slates loo a 

SPACj.C.UArT Ok, w 
we back in cut 
came up with a 
latches show re 

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o get the fuel to .1 
between now and 
end we'd like to cjet , 

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ho door is ready to 



CAPCCM 



Roger , wo copy that Gordo. 



^ACECRAFT 1 toll you what, I'll put our lights on all the 

. inborn on exact sequence of. steps on the beginning of this whole 

thing so maybe you can get is sorted out. 

CAPCOM That will help us a lot, we've got 50 seconds left 

in this pass. Got do, with 30 seconds left, what we're thinking 
right now is that tho problem may have been with froxen up either 
laungeron or aft bulkheads seals and that 15 minute? worth oil top 
sun may fin that and we're looking at. that in maybe on half a rev 
or so and we'll talk to you stateside in 3 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, I don't know how these radio switches 
figure into thr-ir. but we'll sec you then. 

CAPCCM Roger, we'll look at that stateside. 

PAO This is shuttle control, Hawaii has loss of siqna 1 

at somewhat early LOS. Next station is Buckhom in A minutes. 
Crew reported that tho doer is open, doors and latches, that i y. 
but pilot Fuller ton to ported another funny. The port forward 
latch shows ready to latch on the indication even though the 
doors arc open. Maybe sorv.e thought that this may be connected to 
the thermal conditions and we're considering some top sun, top 
sun aft.'. Led? for .1:5 minutes later on in this orbit, we'll tali; 
about that to the crew later. We're about 3 minutes away froa 
B'^khorn. At tho low elevation of pass at huckhorn just under a 
4 inute pass. One day 9 hours four minutes mission elapsed 
time, this is shuttle control Houston. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRAJJDCIPT tl02;'| GMT 01! : GO: 19: 12 PAGE 2 



.° . , ™ shuttle control at 1 Jay 9 honr.s 7 mihi.tr 

miss, on eUxed tune. Columbia about 20 seconds c-\iy from 
acquisition thfouoh Huokhotri. 

CAPCO.'' Co.luirtbi;- Kouston with yon tt-.-o-Mh I.e.:! horn for / 



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mi mil £;nfl we'd 1 
the icroTi, if so we ' 11 

SPACKCMftFtf Va-:U I've -settc <:I v.hu», but not ell. 

CArc - ! Ok, V'O'U hold up on the denu, and 1'vo got c> 

gener:.j. plan if you're Lcu;dy to copy. 

SP/.CIX :AFT cjo ahead. 

CAPCCJ-: _ Ok, at the next pimriae vhieh ouehh !o be at <x 

next iiuiiiin Ocean jvtcs w'fl like you to ro ic >".<;un, ;md r « v <% 
an at;:.'tuo<2 lor that in a minute. We »] en to'stw in top <•.;,„ 
1j minutes, v.>o think there ouqht to trolve the t hor: .c : pi-oh" on 
Then v.-e ' d like yon to fnitiate, to no to p?o. Initiate tiv 
rotation *nd uo intend to upend tht/ni 9 bc in PTC. o.icu you o 
the IVC started eo'd ]j.ke you to close and latch the ror't /tori 
Dust to verity that it v;i3 1 close and latch and we'd J j ko 
reopen it and that ought to satisfy us thM. everv<- n i n<» fii' 
and I got the details oli the top f » n attitude and the/ PTC 
; 3. ende if you've got r. pencil. 

SPACECRAFT go ahead. 

CAPC021 Ok, the top sun attitude v,o'd like u> u^ a 

tor the maneuver. If yon input a body vector or 3, that's it 
and the target: id of < that's item 14 and uco the tre.c!- "ov,tlo 



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101. 

SPACECib-il-'T Okay. V7e got that, BRAVO to 10. 



APCOM 



And we'll talk to you at Botsv;ana at 09:47. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl03j GMT 83:01:08 PAGE 1_ 

v - .Jf° i , T , Thi * is Shuttle Control. Bucfcborn has losa of 
signal. We've informed the crew during thir, pans that at r P >-t- 
sunrise, which j f: scheaulo f;or 1 day, « hours", 56 rn<nut — • >e ' 
V ant i:her > to SO 'co a top sun attitude for 1«> rai n>- V n( U 
5 nto l^ssivo the- l. co^rol. That ' <j . . .spa^r ^ " rol "'..i^ 
every J.our jn p t! o thc-.CMj. coni.ro-,. 'ihr.n \V«'ori- aivT'Tp 
port cc.y, then . .-...n i:h- door, v;- Vl™ i.o r.t^y in v^r "' ' 
tnennal control - vvtudn ,-0 1 nJohr di-. ' ■• - 1 



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..... _ .. the* i-;leep per i co, 

o/;>,o just uo^Oire acquisition, at tKv 

- — acqu i.r-. i t.i on j r, ti> f c i- ih i;r-» t , j 

3-5-1/;! ,,;.nur.e:-. bot:-wan« in a UUP" ration oniv \;,-'< TlV, 

telojnc..-::y aata tlic-ru, voir.., o..ly. /.;-. j. cl-y, o' t-of—. " 3 , 
. mission olimsco Li.-e, th*:* i.j <;hut t CoiiLrol I.ouuLon. 

™ , ^.^huc-.l, roni,,,,. vhe next channc , 

b o:, .no uror-n-i.y «ch.:d.ii .4 Lor 5,:?.0 -Ux net b,- eondr , ] 

tlwt t . we co -;ot hr.vo ;n est i m : .- .-J for b>. ie< -:- y. i- 

vnll co...« u}> and c ; ?v« voo iiln; tin- < ~oo r , ,-o / , 

but the ,-hiinoo oif tiiift b.-i^r-i nq wjj.j ;x , n ,„.;- " *' £ 

occur ft &:3U p.:,. Centra j standard Ti,, ? . "col u.v.b, a no^d'.;^ 
South -nccu Wo'ro 14-1/2 minuter, ,-.,vy fro,, ^quisition 
through .orsw^na. J. day, 5,' hourr,, 35 i^^- r,L-oion 
time. This iu Shuttle Control Houston. " ' 

P *° , . . Tnis ^ Shuttle Control at 1 dav, y hours, O 
nmutes uission clopssd Lirae. We're about 30" seconds ,vy r« 
aoquieiwm through Botswana. Voice only at this station, no, 
KND OF TM'K 



STS-3 AIR/GKOUND TRANSCRIPT tX04j GMT B3:01:33 PAGE 1 

. . This iy Shuttle Control at one day 9 hours 47 

minutes, mission clasped time. We're about thirtv seconds away 
from acquisition thought Botswana. Voice only at this station 
no telemetry data. ' 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for six and a 

half i.unute.-. How do you read? 

CAPCOM Columbia hcuston through BoLp-^na over. 

SPACEC^rr Okay we're readiny you through Botswana. I guess 
its closer now. Can your hear? J 

CAPCC-i That's affirmative Jack. y ou « re loud . yiU] cl A 

we've got you for r.i>: minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay did you want us to coi:<e cut of (garble) , 
CAPCOM say again Jack. You broke up there. 

Z^ef^'t ° kaV did you want ur > to bG in *>P sun when we come 
oiu. of <J«ui;»eso or you want us to wait until we start the 
mane uver . 

CAPCOM j/jck yon can start that Lianeuver anytime. 

SPACECRAFT ^ Okay and ; ou told po t nee d to Ra t;e an nsu 
alignrcaut like its in the book, right, stars on'V/ and 135. 

CAPCOM Negative On ok. I sorry the tiara in the UbV- wore 

good aim we'll need to ,ek a look at those stars ove in the 
luo.an Ocean. If thos, .tars are .till good then vhe Lnt 
will not by required. • 

SPACECRAFT I thinking you want an XtlU alignment but it won't 
be necessary co got the new stars,, the ones in the tab] es are 

tuluTv „i r .,i J< * :C,: 1 WC, |!, bCi ? ohttR 6tit * ov,?r ^Klian Ocean in 

about / minotos and we'll take a .rook at it then and let you 

SPACUCitf-T Okay. We'll, do a garble) ri : ,kt now. 

o^Sfn, ' i ?° gCJ; «« r <r'" cot : Jack r've , l0t a note for you 

on you i calm sleep configuration if you're ready to copy. 

SPACKCKM-v ofcay go ahead. 

CAPCOii Roycr. Tins is in attempt to determine the source 

ot ( interference tnat you are exper < -uci ng last night ,-n'< the 
switc n charter, are going to allow us to' record soiro o/thV UP 



STS-3 AIR/G ROUND TRANSCRIPT tlCKj GMT 83:01:33 PAGE 2 

j.. ..erference, the UHF as well as the S-band that we record 
anyway. What we would like you to do is have you select UHF 
that's air to air instead of ICOM A. And you can do that by 
select iny on panel Al, voice recording select channel 2 to air to 
air. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. That's to air to ak. 

u '"COM Okay and again that will enable v ho record the: 

as well as the S-band and try to track that down. And post 
i,.. we ' re goi ng to need you to 90 beck voice- recording select 
1 Ainnel 2 to 1COM A. And we'll remind you about that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's Cine although I noticed last night that 
beside fro;* a few very week UHF transmissions that I wasn't able 
tc get rid of the noise by turning the UHF off.. And it sounded 
like, when somebody's tracking you with radar and it seemed like 
it got into us without going through UIJF. 

CAPCOM We understand that Jack and we're trying to record 

it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay good news. 

CM'COM And Jack if you choose to do this, you're free to 

\ ahead end sleep on the speaker box opstaira rather than on the 
HIU but if you elect to do that we would like to know that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we probably ought to have you give us for sine 
thing a configuration for that. 

CAPCOM Okay we'll do that. And Jack we'd like to verify 

one laore time-, did you try turing off the S-band air to ground 
one when yon had a problem with noise. 

SPACUCI-AFT That's affirm. I turned off air to ground one and 
1 turned off air to air {garble). 

CAPCOM Okay thank you and we got 50 second;-; left. We'll 

talk to you again at Indian Ocean in 3 minutes. 

I3NU OF TAIO: 



/^TS-3 AXR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tlOSj GMT 02:01:53:15 PAGK .1 

CAPCOM Ok, thank you and wo 1 v e cot 50 seconds left, va. ' 1.1 

talk to you at Indian Ocean id 3 minutes. 

spacj;cr?.j?t Ok . 

PAO i.i ijh^'.as cont'd, Colo; V a i: ou J . o; i 

at i'olli :;.i'Ei no;/. iJc :« r ,.;tinn, tho i r;cJ i r.tv ' .. j.-n at.'t:r , i u 
about 2 ^;..*t^F. C..,-c.cj..; s.-":ly :Ud-; n,- lV c th r --v/ a -(.->,>!.>,-- 
tor. tli" cv > . .lu.-p ^: i • on tool'-l.t ro r- '• ■-> ,h>' : ,a r ■ r„.i-" 

th?L ."'cl.': aci:--n, , ; i a»-d l->s. ii ij.it i: c.:i < "l to f : i' , 
, : oi'fc..:. Co i ;•:.■.;>■" <?> r.')., V- i r :'" ( nv;iv:r '1 to v.::i t .;r.\:<-_. 

Wc'ru /f; v ,- ,\ " fro i i it *- j y o cm th: ' '. ^.<-.\ Co..r 

will bo at con n attitude at snn>-'< <;o, r 
ir.inxitf. ;,f '-dii!, . iLs .sic;. 

accfuissii:..G», in ]. i^nuUt, v;c f 11 st;n«l by £< 
Coin.; old i-:,::vc>. a.. 1 i;ay v hours; io nuv.r ..• this if, i-hut.-Jo 
control D'.M'.'i'-.on . 

CAl'CO'-i Columbia Houston with yoo 'oh .couch Indian Gr:c.-u jfc-;: 

6 minuti'S ever. 

SPACEC!;AV'"j' ok, Sally, loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Your, loud end olear also Gordo and X hava a cnv.,1 r> 

f niufp.-: ■/ !.oto-i I,- i...?. A r;i:vrarv' <>/ \ovr ul'-i--,. L ai-ati-, *.--;:> t i 
th-' oay al^o <v. .,:i.',crr. .it oj: tha t U<j cana-jo f.i,:t ;:c im'." 

SPACKCKW OK, cjo ahead. 

CAPC.O;-^ Ok, fir?:- 1 of ail as far an the- ti Jo ry^c , i >,--.'v 

tliei o i.?; no cone; rn booaura; of tho t< < «•>••« that aj o /.'ib'si no . >;... « V( . 

jxicido an pr.;-.r>H:jj;,'.;ni-. iisinrj !>>:<.; v.; our? tliohi; dyta ; .:"d va; thini- t 

lhe< !■!{,;: ii.i". .i ' Li-i; :■■ t.ri.ip rtnvcn j:f,i v. ;:jch or.oU'M 

CO} ipto,: i' !„" ;-;{.' _,i,t:i i a t c ; r i fcy o-' th-j orb <...*.•: i.tr Oct v\ <: . 

KPACtfC ,»•,' Ok, if you find out othai wif-<5, I don't think v.-> 
want to l.ivx'. 

^AP-JOIl IV :ics- f th'.t. As far ,v, th.: ''.j.-r;. 1 -->-'• Mm 

ta { l :;,m u'''> - : tcid yo'. ^^-.l.itr ; ■( ] :ni:i ,• y - j.- i . '- h 

did no! «-.T.v".: ti . M: : 1 sun i,'r p thf:. . ■••'■r : m> ,m ■■->!■ /I'.-."-, 
point of j ,'i lrcnt i f. i:h c -rc Uk> ovc*> aj ' vhi «•.'•: '^■.■■v,f f'.'r^'c 

would, 'in ;,.ot i'., - .join 1 i.-.o.: o:o ri .cm-! 3^1-0 VD d ' 
Fdirrnir i . 1 1 J «.j i i »r .h,-n r : or ct.n. . :■ 1 • von nrtjbf' no. if-.', 
th; t the c-'.\a ui n - e^cl')V- Jf l't;* a cyc-jJiM In t . ■ • tr . , >m .'.tn, .: 
mo;.-:! and i-hr.-y look 3 i 1. 1 j*f> wo/ i; j ihj <«oad. Vhr- or.ty rvt ^';; 
•\ro piri.f - tn-v'i-- „ W it: '3 p-i (:».■•-. cy-' An-: ' vc 1 r ? 

•-'in'.i v;o ' to r.oino vo 'o > co..u nu out o. tail r,vr. o liMJc tit cir" 1 " 
to $oU U," j>;.yj..xjo nay dov.-rs t^of.ed. i/.i , 



STS-3 AJR/GROUUD TRAHSCRXPT L105j GMT 8?.: 01: r j3: "IS PAC^ 2 

Ln » t thin'; that that's going to distuj b tha tail sun dto and it 
shouldn't af.lect the thermal recovery a i ana tore that vai're 
lookiny for. 

spacecrapt Alright. 

CAfCCM And we would like to r,iahe cure thai that cv,: tea 

conCitjuvntica for precleep eov. that I read up <;',•>« j sst pa I'd 
like to make? <:.a:e thi-t yon knov not to r : .:i::e tb.it. *wl Lcih 
coiiLiquratioa change aow out to uait i ill' just i;'... r ooo n.U'.n. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, wo' 13. wait c:\ th;.d: ^r.aly, th:tnk you. 

CAPCOd Ok, and also Gordo, wo do have go,tc bad ;i 

little bit rabar re ai.i j . We lude a mi;. .lake down 'aao wu v. ru :.o\. 
recording voice after the 'f/.uekhom praa, ?.> v;^ g.-.u kh« 
information you put. en the recorder bel'..<:en l^.v-aii and iaioka ;<■ a; 
but wo did not get cny thing ad ;.aa: Bu-;k: io.<: :i and w« can't Lbjr.k 
that • s inroovtart for ea to get it tonight and wo oan talk i ycu 
about that lairer. 

fiPACt;CKAFT All that lecture-: for nofchinj! 

CAPCOM Sorry about: that r but we will ba recording voles 

■""•-OM now on this evening thrcuah the door tent. 

SPACECRAFT Ck, a; I'.a.g as wc have that .vwi.kch on. 

CAPCGS Roger, Columbia Houston l.r:.J alignment p] .vr. , a-'d 

like you to - Ugi: r to do ar, r;iu to Ir'.'-J aX;l q:.;;ent and we'd -ike 
you align I.'vj'a 2 aim 3 to nuir.be v 1. 

SPAC-SCRAI'V Ok, rekhor than uairuj a utart line, do a 2 and .'i to 
1, is that light. 

CAPCOM That '» *"i relative and the i; ear- on for that we're 

seeing a quarter of ^degree err. or in 1'tru nunba-r 2 and wo think the 
im to IKU alien vi.1.1 take care of it. 

PPAClvad'a'-'T Ok, arai we no v.' -jufd. nr-,,- re.aohr.d the ton sun 
M-.l i tu.de* are ea'tl fjtaj '■: a .1 r.um.itctt f rc-.-. no v.' is v.hat ok'. 

CAPCCM Roger, v;e tit a that and we c-vicur . 



end or' tapa 



P""y-3 AIR/G1\0U;:. ! > TW.RScrtlPT tXOGj GMT 03:02:01 PAGE 1 



SP/iC]-cn?vrr . . .using a r.turlino to co a 
that rU,bt? 

CWPCOII Tiipt';;: «ff fuu-.fci ve and tiic; row son for thnt, ve'v.; 

us?ein:j c;:r:;;!;c-:- of a n&crtc e: voi: in jpu nu:J:-r 2 cn-J -.in th 
the I vo iP.u rXipi wj ).i t-.ke c<.n. r,i: it. 

S)?/.'.";-, vr Ok?.y, ,•>»«: j»Ht no;* nviobea the: top r un % ;p- j 
and '• t -''-'-- ! - ^>'c <;■:?: 13 "in; ke. t ; VO.! no-.'. .j? P-at ok;>y" 

CM-CO.-; lto.ro i- . \?o Fc-i l.h-r.r. ppC wo colour . 

STViCHC-ttl"; r:>ro J;* our PGU Op:.; r.:;;liy. n U v to; c .;-uj;r.v. -n- 
c,r,( - '° koui.hs 'u»;o.r Iti,,;; they v.-oro Die l.M-f; t'ii^e e-<d 

Ijifhkr, c...:a all p, c . 

CotCO;; Ko- er . ive <:..py tbrP.. v;o'vr> rot r- ;a « mi no to 1 ' i 

1,1 Vta r:-nt ye:< throe: t.-:X-;:-or Inker jv -nr>;iaf r: /or 

infcon.^Uo.v Ooo> o.: th*.-;i i on ovci'^iev of our r,us pi.-.-; for 
tm.ee re/./ or.o you K.Jp.)M: y tv rjo oo;.vi oi-i take a look an (j, i;v ; f 
you ciot p. chaiics lhi;j <.-Vv ; :iir ; .v, The other too ace entry o^<-h-*, 
an«1 n y puhinuny. 

SP/uCUCKArv Okay, we'll h-.ivu a look. 

■ ; 

CM -CO*', okf >V «- you ' t c- getting r. ohrmco to o.p- 

throwjn i.l.i o' th '.£:. 

aVi-.c:-:s\:.V-i' i\r/- <~.id you givs dh on iitti tuoo vo no t o I or ITO? 

CAK 0: ' 5 Jook, just or ;.o rTC pixI P'OoP: th* toll. p.; Pv ;},,. 

l ' J !'l^'"'tCO, ^:i;r: v.*0 ' ru \0 seCO .Pr; to PO'I. X':; ec-v, youVco £ k 
the p;v. .-p-.ti tm\- now .so y.: u epu jv.r u L.i. ;-:Ue th.> rokati'. • -m;;"! 
we'll to you .. t lirvaJ I pt . 

SWiCiiCHM'-I' Oiwy. <; 0 t!;i:, .' ;• it? 

l ' 2X) , r ^j- ^k^vtXo C'on'-.rol . Innj.ar, C-;:.':f.u St-t^vi 

lo:i '- with Co.luu-biii. i ::t .h :<-•.; 5. fii!;.;;i ih. Uao-.ij in • (: 

wii-i.tc:;. inf:ov.^r.l f;.> crev; orriiv- V-.ir. u:.? r . -,;..t ih-co is ..o 

'"f 1 ' 0 '- 1 "' 1 •'•t^;' ^ : -0'.s'ae oC ci)-.: t i Xe .i.c /J.r.o, th^; 

Uiat U-,,.U.nc Us,-^ . : ku>-l^; r; long tr.U. to attH.uss 

iuiv- hosn -u;;i:.'.nq ;:o oonrfs^ i,k',, i; eh..u ,i i: « s/ . 

Col.u-'tb...o roas-iiso too r un :.tk itiu.e j"s. pvtor to po.; ,-. c j • 

On St=o:io, t/ ;v,; : cp,;:a rtho-.-.( t<.-o,pt,a i-u.-^r. sio'tisu to r ; .J- 'oven 
berojo Ci,.J t;i;,i,^ .eaoi^oo itc u?.l top -.up ki L.-s.-> . ' CcP u-;ibi v '< 's » 
f.;tay u: tho top fn-n av.ti 'lurhi tor 1:3 .oinutun, i hn, r JO p ; -;s--,;>- - 
thcrin^L c,,P:!-ol roil tmi «!: hip,,t Lviko pecco',' ;.;.e Por- k^s L 
^'^•'"'i • 1 - : ^:«--hi..cj th.; P-. r t : cPior, f „- !; l Llupi •,•»:? ,-p..c:;nnu r-d 

c '<'-' : W ^ r P>- ; u. we're 2:.' ....i .-,ui:ss«.i eev^v r,- 0 p, Jl.wni ,,.-,••» 

r c J - ' i; V« 10 hf'urf), I, ouur.ep r.».i nsie.; elofi.pu Vij.-o. j p, 

.'iliuLtlu Control h'ouoton. 



AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tlOGj GMT 03:02:01 PAGE 2 

This is Shuttle Control with a re* 5. rider that the 
of shift briefing originally aoh'idu.i^d for C:30 p.m 
Central Standard Time has baen tfolavcu'i. viw,? for that b-oM;.^ 
wiil ba announced as soon as it is knov.-r, . This is Shuttle 
Control at 1 clay, 10 hours, 22 minutes n: 'lug ion clav^d Hi.->, 
Columbia in about 1 wiaete a- way from ;icc:i"'r,itinn i iuoi^h 
Hawaii. We should net soma information "at this station on Lh- 
reeyc-Une of tho 001. t: rnylor.d b<v door. This ie Shuttle 
Control. Data show? t:h. both doer:; ere opo-* a: ; <-cmnorale -,'s 
nr* starting to rise;. .Ml the- flioht eoa t/c. j lei s are' looki^; et 
oato concerning tho > ); ;;y. -tarns and all ace sat ir> fried *p t!» wi-,--»t 
sea i hoy tell Pliobv Director Nr-aJ. 



they wp 
part c<; 



.. JJuaohinsoa . Tho £i»;.i I 
this Ka'.vani. pass is devoted to the iJtivai.o radical 
.'ehica. V.v-' 11 c?»fc voiee with the crow f o'' > ■ na tivl . 
Kc'ii stasd by. 

CaFCO;-; Columbia. v;ith 2 jninvtor 3oCfc in tins oesa. v?c 1 ;-'- 

e<Vjor to L^a.c tho tcsu5 1.-; of the door tea t . 

SI'ACfcCKftJ?? Okay. I undent; . nd vou \.a; ; t t :> <jo abend with S ho 
doer test. 

CAPOOM We uor.Q hoping for rosuiLe of your navload bav door 

cJ oaimj . 

i 

SPAC.:ca?\dT Oh oh, va haven 1 t Qotv,vn ; round to it Sa3 1y. l l o 
sorry, I -jv.yc vasn ' i I hi ;d; .lag. 

c/a): ' 0M OH ay. v;,- ocrny and we'd li!.;> you to Lc-aJnalre the 

wnU.\<: duf.^j at tbia Ki pie; so. 



Bia.> 0/ TAP 



STS-3 AIR/GROUiiD TRANSCRIPT 1 107 j GMT 83:02:38 PAGE 1 

"oAPCOM We were hopeing for the results of your payload bay 

door closing. ' J 

SPACECRAFT Ke haven't gotten around to it Sally. I iust 
wasn't thinking. 

CAPCOM Okay we ropy and we would like you to tcrminato the 
water dump at this time please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I just yot the liner chanqed and I'm on my way 

to do r.nat. " ~ J 

. CAP C On Okay very good. 

SPACLCRArT Okay we're going to open thu doors of tor we o/jr rid 
of nil the other little thinos dont:, we yet a. ft or the hie. oi>r 
now. * 

CpCOi! Roper we tweters tand and there's no prob-oni v.'itii 

that. And Columbia with 40 seconds left looking tit the f'Hehv 
plan for tomorrow we're planning to 1st you sloen for an e-l r'a 
hour in the morning before we start the day. And' the data h-, ,-' 
shows ,he I Mil's look good mar the alignment and we see HP re 
looking fine. 

•., PACt-CRAr T Okay good thank you. 

CAPCOM And we're ?0 second:; to LOS . Santiago i«-, ne\L in 

20 initiates. 

SPACflCKA i V f» e e y o u a t S ?, u t i a g o , S a 1 1 y . 
CAPCOM Okay. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Cr. 1 im.h i { , U out - t ; 

of Haw.h. Next ae<v i f 1 i ih.-oi'g,i s^M.iaoo i., j r ; uiu! a i,sr 
minute'",. The u ,- : j i,r.-, v: .\ r y.. , , rj i.! !t ",■(,- 1 p;-v>ocu 

door. Vhoy ' re o t i n;i r ? o v to do * i •;. r. t i' h ; \ -j •« * \<r 
infc-i.'Cii I;:-; d-.i ,i.n i.ii: ,, -,s t.i, u , ,/o\,iil i'iv.. 'i'l'i-,; , : , ; : : ,■ - 

at: I i L ii . U'^'i-.-.' u;\c hoi.r a -.d eKh.ar.i r. 1 i i ■ : f ■ ■ r- .:"ay fn-- i V- 
star:. .- i- <.-, ,.vS -,leeo <"rio^ / "o i> i -i'i ■;: \n,l .-; ho : ;■ 

miiK'ics ..way <rc;' ,.c a." i .s i t i un t'u im.;,;i f ; i. L i ;.r,a , Chili. A 1 1 d:.y 
.10 huiv: . .',.( in i n :« L b ni'.sieu olacpo^ ItMe, tl.ii i-. Mini M- 
Control Houston. 

PA0 Tin;-: is Shuttle Control. Flight Director i; r > ; i 

"utch : iv; son pstiuai es his cii-.nno of ?!. ift hr i r ; i n r t for p.m. 

antral Undr.rc! t u:e in t eem 138 <■ i. the .ISC ?i ows cen i a r . Chf.iv '• 
of shift brief ni'j with flight director Neil SIS 3 Alii/; - .< Tj i i :. f :J 



T RAi;SCRIPT tl07j GMT 83:02: 38 PAGE 2 
Hutch i ngson . 

p A0 This is Shuttle Mission Control the change of s 

briefing with flight director Neil Hutchi nyson will occur 
minutes from now at 9:00 central standard time in the NASA k 
center, building 2, room 135, 

PAO This is Shuttle M;*<,ion Con,,-,! \.e r?o 

away from acquisition nf sional tlirr 'igh tie- "t-ov" ! , . . ,\ 
SanMago, Cin'ie. The change of shift bri-.'^ri i.i'i riiq.l 
director Neil Mutch i op.«.cri will occu>« i n ?(■ v.>-\ s ' U i f c > at 0 : 1 i p. 
central standard tirrie in t ho NASA ,,«•-.<; eerier. In , 1 ' ' kj ' ? , i; 
135 at Oohrisuii Space Center Houston, n ioht. Dir'-c*or lie i i 
Hutchincjsnn will be accotiv-ied uy >)^c Sc< 'ool /'to » ; c I> I ' ■ 
the nodi col science division at Lie Oj't-',-- S ( iv. Ch tf,-. r 
Pool has been flight surgeon oi U,e r il\ci i or '.ir '••'i < 

Mission elasporf time is one da/ lu lour* ; it.t-'r- < j < k ^ 
This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Mission Co-.trol 'luiis " •■>■, . ijo , nr * , 

away f row acquis ition of signal over Sanlirn. r,, Ciiile. l" i i r- • i - - 
shift has occurcd hand ov-r* between I'eil Hut chi im'.^i ' or hit 
and toe ascent Lean under I'lignt dim-tor 1 fii l i > ay, !,,'<-, 

assumed position at the console-:. Cjpsei" or ■ «j u i - L n, ; s 

'ns lean are primary conununicri' o * i I «- ri ' > l, - <\ , .- ;' u.> 
cownunri cator is David Grtqijs. ijwr.^nno -vss at S"i<l •; -,o^ - 

be our first, look at the pjylo.'d v door ( [ .-, rp'Vi t |' » 
prominent issue concerning the flio*-,!. cr»nt»"> i tf^i ;< l {hi-, 
juncture. The erew is about on» hen; i>\ r mi., f r , * si . j 

period the plan is to get thou to !,o I epprnv in; - cn j.r,,. 



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ST" ■'> AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tlOSj GMT S3 102:59 PAGE 1 

PAO ...at this junction, the crew is about 1 hour 

overdue for its sleep \ od. The plan is to get then to bed jr. 
appro:-. iiflately nn bom r . ' to lot then 41 1 pop in" as late as the 
desire tomorrow Korniiu,' . at least an hour 3. etc, to qive then: c.<; 
oppo?; tur.j.ty to ;>atc:h up 0:1 their rest they Missed today . t'a 
shall have ac;c,uit:.r Lion at signal at Santiago aioaain t a. ; lv . 
Mission elapsed tiros is; 1 dee, 10 hours, -j* :•:«:• riu tec. This is 
Shuttle Mission Oonv.ro 3 . 

CAPCOM Col.uwbj a Houston v.vUh you th.oaqh fa.nt- t^oo. 0 -c, o 

SPACLC;^'.;- X T Hollo there through iicivci-^-o. Welcsxac c beard. 

CAPCO:, Oiuy. Glad to be with you J?ok . 

SPAC!.;C:vAI'T Cargo's qol so -Tie good nov;« on the? deo.' bu.sin.>sa . 
It all worked rirui . 

CAPCC;i Super , V all very y2a<': to hoar that down here. 



;caa: / Yon' re not any gladder than v.-e are brother. T?o 
started the dec: closed. The (garble) hed 0 [tested up and all the 
•1 atoh indication-.; were nev all door closes. In 5 * seconds. . .and 
we '-ot the .latches .;!..) bark together ia 2 'J seconds, r.o nonina? 
in' •'•at-' 0-^; »•;<•> opened the;;; and opened, the door and thv port 
radiators were hackee oiat normally , 

CWX.y. Okay Gordo. Vh--.d: i:onv ds good 'o us. good aews to 

as, l.'t'v.i got rood le.oa io" yoo . '/he pi--..!, ir.' 10: ton.::./ :oo 

':!>ak v;c ' re genm; let you sleep in. Vov rail 1 3, da v.cn •' / cel.? 
yon, ;::v.j ; he o .an is a.:.', ec'i.^ genaa be J. Id a r"-. i.oh.: dav 'J. 

£0: yon lo^orro,' a,:.-: • / - ; .. 1 I3 idio/segaly rc j. =:.::»..-;; /aid hop" i"u3 lv- 
! 11 ' vol* back onto ? ^nodule whore yo" can and s.!.Cv p 

jo/diag to Una \s-.y ihe tineiiae vaas to i.K:jai wltn. 



Sl>ACT.C;^PV Okay. 'Pel l , j f •>••:• gov to feel: ;u) better , w--'.li i.e 
reaey to ohargo. Aotuallv veo weren't (.•■•;• re-tessao too; •; ■ 1 den'/ 
think. V: s had all the fs:d v.e v;. o./ad today. 1 /.hies w^'r:o oc-l 
to he rd 0.;. . .,. . .• . ; . .. >. vO'io:i:oo •;«r < V''.-, bu/. • e' tiia;:'.. v'oa / ••••.!••'• 
con raider a L.U"; and ov ' Vi Liir: .^no ! >y y da-./' / :.ac/.- 

J 1 a preuwj ha.. d ..o sloop J .> ra h.-.re. 

0/d'CCy Ck/y, ropy aaek end ti^- plm still J o yon ■!-': ■■ 

qive ur; a call \.'hen yea 're roadv . ae plan oa Ictk.' no yoa r.-.l/cp 
in. A eoaplo of l.hiaaa wo do need to yec. done '••o:i j.c.h,:' ti.ou;;,a . 
The fuel cell purac, j ./' yoa haven't done \ t , a /ill na-ds to' he 
dona . 

S)?i\rv,ai\?-}J That.'?.; eiki.ar in •aurh, <n: c^'pleia. Ce-.- lei.e f 1c;. 
yo» ak.e ,• la. ok at the nuuVooto. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRAaSCRIbT tl09j WAV 82 : 0^ OS : 10 PAGK 1 

V. iPCOM no r>!-5 cbeckpainr.s requ *.):e<3 ioniybt, that r.uqht s«vt 

you a coivplo of mj.iua.es. 

SPACECRAFT Alrioht, and fi r e you finiahed look: -v. at too Uio 
p.i:r;3^ur' hero Dave; 7 

CAPCOM Star bby. Ok r that's afT i ri.:at ivu aaci; wo q-:.-. Vh--> 

tiio p>;e;.:5iu-i;S ana v.<o 1 i:e .-.bout: IS . not; LOG, *•„•:-. ' j 1 

pick you v.? at Botswana in cf:rrt 15 minutes. 

RW.CJXRAi'T ' Ok. 

. TAO Thin ir; rliu-ah Mission control , v-ira; ion o * ;.:>:, --.-I 

tine ir. 1 day II houKa 6 rolnu'.;*S. Had j.caa; of. - : our. 1 
8Mr.Liiv.iO !,Hoa;it! <b.a>:b t-c . j?ut> a that t ;:. the, r.rJ\; > f;t-;.>>. i.-:--. 
Sc.tii-.fr.ctc-y cloture and op«rii..<! of. t\, '.- payloaa buy ^coi", ; 
oboTod thrt cho latoh confiM.Tnti.or van rcnina). and terror :. .v r-a.. 
wore- iwi.ii oal coHoi i ' n!:n wluoh o); ecu: .:.:c >roa*uot-d ai-\r.r;nL.' o/.ai 
rolouf;o and rc- Ho/ b:^o in '..h..*. mission t .-.••>! c.*:vb -.ir st/; .- . 
coif-iiaiaiei: Go c den i-'n 1 ; > Leo. indies tod <. a . ;o--.J Co 1 ir.r h , . : K . 
reported c3o:*in;e U.t.-o for if nr.- dootu; t-.ar. •.scone:- which 

indicated '/. ;uA:o;: i. ', :.-g that botn ;ftoto>n; *o>:kiry;s veil en 

affoot LhG .'loo-.: epe-t ation , ?ho o;ov* <?;.' ;.ec» t-i'f;i-*'thf.-v dion * i: 
feel 11 kc? fchr.y oero ovoj. piresa.-ed our in 9 ? dry r luhonuu it 
trio:* a inly h-Jii bfc-r. a viqaron;. day on be;* : : Coli/ubia and' :d-n pi an 
'• 1: tercovcovJ Mxnrriiug 001 junior hod by Oiueu;-. aai'id Gri.jpp* .>..<< to 
let the ore.-; f?lc.\ p in at leas:-. I: or. ai u.vn: ana t t : ]..;:L tlic-rs 
initiate ;-.,>;- ni rc cor,;:;':!-;, •?.*<-.• i >} '<■• .'vvtint r'v; orru ?.:b^\- : n 
a'.; .1 a r.; 1 t . 83 ' v.iC tca-i t" : i -,:;L c'!irc: l;o- t \-il 
Jl'rtobirason )■>■;:;• Ic'l ili-v ••:on tvol r-'-itr;: .w'i cn b'.s w;y c.'.'<-c ;.):•: 
t^bA ne-.a; o^a! f f) ; j.c <-b.- l .- J oc o; r.h :./-"t b::it,f Jnq r.b tr.if. t.b.a-. 
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fliyb-. di.-.*.:'r:;ov i 1 i- 5 ^ t.-.bi !.:•<;!» r.r.d : nr. y.v.r ?co i , c!-Jr. 
Modiral rcj encot- hor--.- nt afSC. Af.oia • chrr.^o .:hi 1. 1 
briclincj «h 1.;; ju -;t appr:=.': :.,;v.. ' 7 »>inut^ a f,:c.u r.o.? : ,i 

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(li.vc:ct:n IMivou n.'."'; ana ior . «rhi ;->■•>■., c!i ; --f of ..-.-cue-. 1 

jjoiono'^-: oivi.-.ion .•(: \ - j j I comucc ohaaao of rbiit b: 

in build hrj ;.: r- c; !2d tb,f nt-C news ra^iy.:? . ' 1 j i ;a,-.b;n c rb,:-^ 
1 (\.y 1.L hour:? 10 v. inn': .a. , ihi'» ia abut vie rinio-i . ,.nt.io.1 . 

CAVGOM Colur.bi * Jtonatr.., \ V J th you tlircisoh r>ch ff>r 

cdxju ^ /■ and a he. If. , ov«;: . 

fiPACiX^ai'i' Ok, Dave jnnl; a 'ar.nh'i 1 uoi. scr.o whor.- j.-.y 

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SPACKCUfti'T 3 3 and I hrivo ii at 11:20. 1 t hoot; hi- nverytb-no 
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do voi! read? 





. STS-3 AIR/GROUKD TRANSCRIPT tllOj GMT 03:03:32 PAGE 1 

i CAP- " (garble) a couple of other little ditties, your 
[ state vector is good to the first Northrup opportunity, orh i : 3? 
? and finally just a rouqh cut at tomorrow ' s activities. It looks 
• like v/h'-.t we're coiny to nrohably do Jack ; is change flight day 4 
for flight day 3 anci that Ml wear. ,no POP operations for toir.or. ow. 

' SPACL vR As- T I see. Sounds like a good plan Dave. 

i CAP COM Okay .Jack, ft p d our. a again, jus!: to remind you, the- 

j Silver Team is not conn no on uni:i 1 an hour Tate fror.i the normal 
> taps, so wo definitely w,./. I you to sleep in -an hour and any i.ort 
! that you want a? Ur that. 

S P A C F f. H A F T Okay. Where's wakcup t i r. ■ c- around Dave? 

CAPC i ) ! ' S t a n d h y 0 a c k . w e ' 11 o i v e y o u r.i a y b e a p r a posed 

wakeup. hat once at;.-' in, aa expect you to call us vice us calling 

you . 

SPACLCP.Af T Okay. Prob ably around 2;:0f. somewhere (garble) . . . 

CAPCOii Roacr Jack, end we don't intend to get started on 

the CAP until after 2200. 

SPACL'CRAf-T Okay, and J take ii. you like cur rot at. ic-na 1 rate 
an -a i. itude and the whole works for the .rloht. Okay? 

CAPCO!' It all lock:, good at this tir.u.- Jack. 

SPACrCkAf-T Okay. fhvL's goud. I'oll we're winding it i-p, 
puttiiv; idling t - w *y and f ii.d iucj ourselves a pluco to sack out. 
And I think v;e all c,ot a pretty good day done in spite of the 
fact that, we didn't feel oil that great. I think this was a good 
d ay f o n c t f eel f h a t v: a y . 

CAP COM Okay, we're chuckling ovi-r that Jack and if you'd 

like, relative to \,he speaker bo;: ccr.r iru rrtiori, you wight Wi.:ii: 
to check that en the flioid. deck one more t i-ne, and if yon can 
get it operation:.!, that's the w; y •»> would like you to s leep. 
Once again, if you can' c get it op, we'll have to go without U. 

SPACiQ'J'T I can't think of anything n.orc to do than all we've 
i;een doing and unless you ! vo got sosr.c good ideas. 

CAPCO'I The only suggestion we've got Jack is to make sure 

that you don't hava a i«ii k e ' i npu t into it. And that's on the OS? 

SP ACL CRAFT Yeah, that's the one we're talking about. 

CAPCO'* ko«er. Jack, looking at the diagrams on that 

sr -iker systuii, we'd like you to check the OS audio p met to „m!;o 

si... e thac' it's confiour d proporly lor that speaker if you 



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v telemeter data down to Earth station?. And as we go over 
Santiago, Chile we will get that telemetry and it will be relayed 
to the mission control center here in Houston and givo the fliaht 
controllers an opportunity to verify 1:h~t the syvcems onhorrd " 
Columhio continue to work nominally. And we're' -just ahoul s .--'ven 
uimries away from ; ;cqu i r i ny that data, when the tin a does !>.-•: in 
to come in we shall report on the status of Uij vehicle as 
indicator; hy the i nformat i on displayed before the flight control 
team. Mission elpspo ' Hme is presently .1 day I': hour**. 2 
minutes. This is Shuttle riiiisicn Control. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll2j GMT 83:03:39 PAGE 1 

^--^ This is Shuttle Mission Control. Flight 

Controllers here in Mission Control center have analyzed the S- 
band data which has been downlinked from Columbia to the 
Santiago, Chile station determine systems onboard Columbia are 
performing nominally. Indications are there have been no alarms, 
or no events which would have disturbed the crew's rest. There 
are six hours and forty minutes regaining in the sleep period. 
Another data pass coming up in about four minutes as Columbia 
overflies Ascension : oTand and has about seven minutes of data 
acquition over Ascension. Mission elasped time is 1 day 14 hours 
19 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. Systems onboard 

the spaceshuttle Columbia continue to perform normally while 
astronauts Jack Lousma and Gordon Fullerton sleep. As Columbia 
passes ground stations, system status data are telemetered down 
from the vehicle for analysis here in the mission control 
center. And in this manner the fliqht control team is able to 
monitor the vehicle systems and alert the crew to problems which 
might occur. And of course additionally the orbiter has an a] arm 
system onboard which would awake the astronauts and direct their 
attention to problem areas. Telemetry shows that temperature in 
the Columbia's cabin is presently 76 degrees and steady and the 
humidity is at 42 percent. Mission elasped time is now 1 day 15 
hours. Columbia is on its 27th orbit of the Earth. This is 
.-nuttle Mission Control. 

J A0 , Th f s is Shuttle Mission Control. Approximately 

five hours remaining in the astronauts sleep period. Four hours 
having been elapsed. The flight control team has planned 
significant changes for flight day three activities by Columbia's 
astronauts, Jack Lousma and Gordon Fullerton. The flight plan 
has been modified with the principal objective of giving the air 
crew more leisurely day, following yesterday's very busy day in 
space. The plan is essentially an exchange of act' ty scheduled 
on flight days three and four. This means that m ; nq and 
deployment of the plasma diagnostic packaoe origi scheduled 
for the third flight day will be postponed one mor y. 
Grapling and deployment of the induced environment conta imntion 
monitor has been cancelled for this fliqht due to ,,*s of one of 
the aft payload bay cameras, in an much ay the IV,.', is not 
visible to the astronauts through the rear windows and the flight 
deck. Consequently, no remote manipulator system activity will 
be per corned durinrj flight day three. Downlink data continues to 
indicate that onboard systems are performing nominally on 
Columbia. And the astronauts are apparently upending a restful 
evening under interrupted by any onboard alarms. Mi sr. Ion elar.oed 
time is now 1 day 15 hours 58 minutes. This is Shuttle lii^aion 
Control . 



A0 ' This is Shuttle MJnaion Control. We have jur.t 

completed a data acquisition pass over the tracking station at 



STS-3 AIR/GROUHD TRANSCRIPT tll2j GMT 83:03:39 PAGE 2 

( And flfght director Tommy Holloway has pulled all the 

s.*A.sole positions to determine that all systems aboard the 
vehicle are continuing to perform nominally. And has b~«n 
assured that is the case. As astrounauts Jack Lousma and Gordon 

11 w P !u d . fche , ir second ni 9 hfc in orbit, approximately mia 
way through their sleep period, the Columbia is approaching it* 
29th orbit of the Earth. The vehicle is still configured in a 
wing over wing roll at a rate of one revolution every two 
hours. The downlink data acquired at Guam indicates that thp 

-f •° r ? ita \ Ve /Cifcy is : ' 5 ' 469 ft 'P er second. At which 
speed it circles the Earth every hour an a half. The orbitaJ 
appogee is shown to be a 134... 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll3j GMT 84:08:35 PAGE 1 

Af>A0 Columbia is approaching its 29th orbit of the 

Earth. The vehicle is still configured in a wing over wing roll 
at a rate of one revolution every two hours. The downlink data 
acquired at Guam indicates that the Columbia's orbital velocity 
is 25,469 feet per second at which speed it circles the Earth 
every hour and a half. The orbital apogee is shown to be 134.266 
nautical mles. With a perigee of a 129.38 nautical miler,. The 
temperature in the flight deck is steady at 75 degrees and t-ho 
humidity is 42 percent. Mission elasped time is 1 day 16 hours 
49 minutes. And there is slightly more than four hours remaining 
in the aslrounauts sleep period. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. Indications 

continue to suggest that its been a restful evening for 
astronauts Jack Lousma and Gordon Fuller ton, on either Columbia's 
alarm systems or mission control. Flight teams have had to 
awaken the crew thus far through their sleep period another one 
hour and fieteen minutes remains through their nominal sleep 
period before the crew is expected to awake. Flight contro31ers 
budgeted a nine hour sleep period for the crew. One hour longer 
than originally planned as (garble) for the unexpectedly long and 
busy day the crew had spent in space yesterday. Mission elasped 
time is now 1 day 19 hours and 15 minutes. This is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 

PA0 Th is is Shuttle Mission Control, Columbia's just 

passed over the tracking station at Orroral Valley in 
Australia. Downlink data has been analyzed by the flight control 
team. Flight director Tommy Holloway is pulled each of the 
positions in Mission Control Center and each indicated good data 
from the vehicle. Indication fiva that the one of the (garble) 
onboard Columbia has been turned on and there has been some 
keyboard activity up there which suggests one of the astronauts 
is awake and gathering some data. There is just one hour 
remaining m this extended nine hour sleep period for the space 
shuttle astronauts and the flight control team is putting final 
touches on the revised flight plan for day three. In essence the 
activity plan will exchange day three and day four giving the 
ere* a milder work schedule for today. No remote manipulator 
system tests as scheduled rather the e>:ercisc of grapaiiny with 
and deploying the plasma diagnostic package will be defered until 
day four. Flight effort to advoid promotting crew fatigue this 
early in the flight. One hour does remain in the extended nine 
hour sleep period. Once again at least one of the astronauts are 
awake at this point and hove boon manipulating the CRT's. I 
can't really tell by the, which astronaut it is or whether he's 
going back to sleep or continuing to gather data. Phase laaped 
time at this point is 1 day 19 hours 59 minutes. This is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll5j GMT 84:12:35 PAGE 1 



* PAO ...sample and operating the electrophoresis test 

equipment. In approximately 20 seconds, we will begin acquiring 
data at the Bermuda ground station and again, that possibility of 
voice contact with the crew. Mission elapsed time is presently 1 
day, 20 hours, and 36 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We've had a loss 

of signal over Bermuda ground station. Obviously the crew 
elected not to initiate voice contact in thdt pass. Still 
(garble) in the ?;leep period. T\v: data processing systems 
engineer: reported that there was ; o indication of activity in the 
cathode ray tube displays during that pass and thai: all systems 
and electrical current drains were quiet onboard Columbia 
suggesting that the crew is continuing to take advantage of this 
rest period. Wo will have acquisition of signal again over 
Madrid in approximately C minutes. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control at mission elapsed time, 1 day, 20 hours, 41 minutes. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. The cumulative 

effect of the extended sleep period and loss of signal means that 
it's been practically 9-1/2 hours since we've had voice contact 
with Astronauts Lousma and Fuller ton. Flight Director, Tommy 
Holloway has instructed the caps vie communicator to initiate 
voice contact with the crew through the ground station at 
■ Yarragadee (Australia) and we will have acquisition of signal 
_ chrough Yargadee in just a few moments and this will represent 
the first voice contact v/e ' ve had with the crow since the 
expiration of that sleep period. Mission elapsed time is 1 day, 
21 hours, 20 minutes, 23 seconds. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. We'll have voice contact momentarily. 

CAPCOM Good morning Columbia. We've got you through 

Yarragadee. How do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Good morning Dave, top of the morning to you at 

Yarragadee, Read you loud and clear, how me? 

CAPCOM Very good Jack. We just couldn't wait any 

longer. And we're listening if you've got anything for us. 

SPACECRAFT Say again please. 

CAPCOM We're listening if you have anything for us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We slept a little better last night and 
we've been up and around a little bit. We aren't totally ready 
to go yot but can bo very shortly. I presume we ought to get in 
the nose sun attitude pretty soon. One other malfunction we've 
had is the commode stopped working while it was being used. The 
motor quit running. I checked the circuit breaker in MOA6U and 
.t is open. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tllSj GMT 84:12:35 PAGE 2 

"CAPCOM Okay Jack. We copy that. And Jack we've got some 

special music here this morning that you might be interested in 
listening to if you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT I'm always ready. y.'ra sitting here making your 
teleprinter updates and v/iJl do it to the music. 

CAPCOM Okay. At the completion of the music, we'll have a 

fev; things to parju up to you voice ?i!r;o.. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM (Music) (Marine Corps Hymn) 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll4j GMT 84:11:59 PAGE 1 

^ /.'AO This is Shuttle Mission Control. The clock shows 
approximately 30 minutes remaining in the sleep period, however 
the data received here in the control center shows current usage 
which indicates the flight crew had Cathode Ray Tube displays on 
and has been manipulating the keyboard units acquiring data from 
the vehicle and in all probability there is a waking activity 
onboard Columbia at this time. We will have acquisition of 
signal in slightly less than five minutes over the Bemuda ground 
station and according . that their is some possibility of voice 
contact during that pass. The new flight day three summary time 
line has been drawn up by the flight crew in here. It shows the 
sleep period ending at 2 days 21 hours mission elasped time, 
which is roughly thirty minutes from now. At that point, post 
sleep activity begins for both pilot and commander. This 
typically consists of configuring crew cabin, lighting and 
adjusting window shades over the flight deck windows. Gome house-; 
keeping functions, storage and unstorage of documents and crow 
activity plans and checklists and activity of that nature. 
Helping the crew get ready for the days events. At mission 
elasped time 2 days 21 hours 45 minutes. The summary time lino 
shows the commander and pilot both reviewing teleprinter messages 
which have been uplinked to them. Part of which will be the new 
summary time line for the new day three events. At mission 
elasped time 2 days 22 hours, commander Jack Lousma is to 
t maneuver Columbia into the nose sun attitude, taking it out of 
v^whe passive thermal control configuration that it has been in 
throughout the sleep period. And manuevering it again to the 
nose sun attitude to get some more of those extreme thermal data 
readings. The crew is then scheduled to have breakfast until 
mission elapsed time 2 days 23 hours. Following that, Commander 
Jack Lousma will take some plant growth unit data Leadings, will 
perform a fuel cell purge, will activate the plasma diagnostic 
package, then has some responsibilities pertaining to this 16 mm 
unit setting up, activating and deactivating that 16 mm film 
camera, an 1'MU alignment. And at mission elapsed time 3 days and 
about 40 minutes is scheduled to perform some exercise activity 
and the treadmill onboard the Columbia's middeck. Me? v.'hi.le, 
activities like on the pilot Gordon Fullerton after bj -fast 
which again is scheduled at the same time as it is fo i 
commander. At mission elapsed time 2 days 23 hours ] .nates 
Gordon Fuller ton is to perform a supply dump followed 
unstowing the remote manipulator system, then activat the Rlis 
heaters. He also has an exercise period at mission elapsed time 
3 days and 15 minutes and is to perform some short wave TAG AN 
functions following that exercise period. He is then scheduled 
to do some work on the electrophoresis experiment in preparing 
the sample and operating the 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll7j GMT 83:13:29 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT If you would give me a roll angle on a start time 
that would help some. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, relative to the you're go Cor a 

reset in the circuit breaker and we'll watch. Just a' teup reset 
one time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how about if we do it later. We don't: need 
to uae it right now and we're busy up in the '"light deck. 

CAPCOM That's fine. No problem. 

SPACECRAFT And just give me a roll angle on a tine to start, 
why it might make it better. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we understand. Our fault for. not 

giving it to you for openers. Pointen's working up one right 
now. We'll have it to you before we leave Or r oral here. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we have roll information for 
you. 

\^J) SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, you can maneuver a;; coon as posr.ib.le. RolJ 

angle is 14.7. Standby. Correction, that'c roll 147 mv'I 
initiate the rotation at 1:21:50. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that'll be 147 and 1:21; 50, thank you, 
CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT And do you want that roll rate to be .135 or .134 
like you said? 

CAPCOiS .134 that requires a change to DAP A 4. 

SPACECRAFT DAP A got's .135 in it, that'.'; why I ached you. 

CAPCOM Yea, that's right. Change it to .134, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT And the star trackers are working. 

CAPCOM Roger, see that Jack, and you sound very tjoc:! this 

morning. Sounds like you're much more rested, 

SPACECRAFT Well, we're eager to get on with it, get it all 
t done. We didn't want to leave anything out. 



STS-3 MR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll7j GMT 83:13:29 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, Jack, and as I said before? we don' 

see any impact at all to the timeline by juggling these two days 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's good news. 

CAPCOiJ Columbia Houston, we're 15 .seconds to LOS. Mila's 

next in about 33 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Thin is Shuttle Kissi.cn Control. We've h\d loss o 

siqnal through Or r oral Valley. Du r i ny the pa'.-.: over i-. u % k r a 1 ia 
the crew is instructed to Lorn to crew « ctivi.ties on flight day 
which appears-, on pages 4-34 and 4- 35 In the crow activity lilan'. 
For the post, sleep activity and the post breakfast act) vi ty 
flight elate for activities lit ted on" page «!-'< r > of: the c-n-w' 
activity plan. Commander Jock Lousm; -.'was instructed to return 
Columbia to the nose sun configuration and ioj;i. and roll cat a 
information w: 1 re uplinked to the crew. And some updated 
information for the digital autopilot was also coimnunic-ted to 
the crew. The, of course, the nose .am data, the nose sun 
configuration intended for worst case thermal data to continue 
the thermal testing. Stars of opportunity for the inertia! 
measurement unit were recited in order to exoedi to the I.; J 
alignments and the crew will be reviewing teleprinter m".-. sages 
throughout the remainder of this loss of " sign;: i. period with 
acquisition of signal occur. I ng in about 2B minutes fro::) now 
through the Mi la station and a brie: p.iss there with a contact 
for about 5 and 1/2 minutes. Mission elapsed time is now 1 day 
21 hours 30 minutes this is shuttle iiission Control. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tllGj GMT 83.13:23 P/.GE 1 



(The Marine Corps Hymn) 
CAPCOM Dow about that Columbia? 

SPACECRAFT I'd say I liked the last part the- best, and }'. 'n 
standing up by the way. 

CAPCOM Which way i:; up? Jack, I need your attention here 

Cor a littlo bit, we ' vu oot four of five things we need to get to 
yon in the next three ami a half minutes, if your ready to 
listen, and a 1 a o copy . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I need a flight plan to copy somewhere, or 
should I take them on a separate sheet of paper? 

CAPCOM Just a separate piece of paper would do it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, g,> ahead Dave. 

CAPCOM Okay, starting from the top, keep you aware of what 

v/c intend on doing, we'd jike you tc perform flight day three 
post, sleep activities through meat, that's CAP pages /i~34 through 
35, except leave the RMS heaters in auto, that's in the post 
sleep activities. Item number two we'd like you to maneuver to 
nose sun as scon as possible, that's pitch plus 4.2, yaw plus 
1.0, you can use the roll phasing nose sun Cue Card for the roll 
attitude, but we need to have you add two minutes to the orb, and 
that is due to launch, late launch, we also need to have you 
change the DAP, DAP A4, rotation discrete rote verni. ■■: to .134 
when you yet there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I understand. 

CAPCOM Okay item 3, we'd like to get some stars of 

opportunity for an IMU align, which would save us time J ate*: on 
in the day. The star tracker currently is in term idle from the 
IMU align you did last night. We need to have you activate it 
at fuoc 22 select star track, and then manually cycle the 
shutters open then auto to reset the target supress. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I understand that one. 

CAPCOM Okay, after that it's review the T?R messier, if 

you havn't done it yet, and have yourself a good breakfast. 
After breakfast, we'd like you to pick up on flight day four 
activities, CAP pages 4-57 at 23:15, as modified per CAP update 
message number 15. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm looking at that message right now, I've 
started to put those changes in my CAP. I hope what we're doing 
wasn't going to through mess up for the total output of the 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll6j GMT 03:13:23 PAGE 2 

mission, are we gonna be able to cycle day three into day four 
tomorrow okay? 

CAPCOM That's the plan Jack, and just to keep yon. aware of 

what's happening we're all go down here, we don't see anythino 
wrong with swapping thsce around and it's just a minor changers 
far as .v'ore concerned. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, give us a little tins to get oar paper work 
squared away, and 7. will however maneuver to nose sun 
immediately, and is it alright to reset the-, circuit breaker on 
the commode? 

CAPCOM Stand by on that one? Do you need it? 

SPACECRAFT Maybe that was a bad choice o£ words. is it okay 
to reset the circuit which operates the commode? 

CAPCOM We'll check on that Jack, stand by. 

C/.PCOM Jack, we're about LOG we'll, let you do that at 

Orroral in oh just a couple minutes here. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control, we're pacyjrn 

through a little keyhole between Yaraqadec? urountf station r' 
Yarragadee and ground station at Orroral Valley, it represents 
loss oi: signal o£ less than a minute and v?e shall reacquire anr.in 
in appromxiatoly twenty seconds. During that pass, a ntunber of 
flight notes were pasoed up to the crew. Stand by Cor a voice 
contact here with mission elapsed time at X day 21 hours 2« 
seconds this is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you throuoh Orro- f .t for 

about four and a half minutes hero and we're still researching 
the V.'CS. 

SPACKCRAPT Okay. 



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OTS-3 AIR/QROUMD TRANSCRIPT tll8j QHT 83 1 13 1 47 PAOB 1 

*AO This it Shuttle Minion Control, about one minute 

•way from acquisition of signal at Mila station, for a voiot 
contact paaa of about fiva and a half minutes. Columbia's on its 
32nd orbit of the Earth. Mission elapsed tine, ona day 22 hours 
three and a half minutes. We'll have voice contact momentarily, 
this is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through Mila for 

about 11 minutes, an'' if you've had any .chance to review the tpr 
messages, any questions we can probably answer them. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Dave, I'm trying to plot again the time at 
which we stopped up..,. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston Gordo we're picking up only three 

or tour words and then a fade out for several seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, is this any better? 

CAPCOM Roger, we got all that, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how much of what's written for today. ..How 
much of written down here in the CAP for flight day three down to 
23il5 do we do, all of it? 

L CAPCOM Columbia, Houston negative, negative, on flight day 

three we want you to do the activities on page 4-34 and 4-35 is 
all. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, just finished breakfast and then that's after 
the next page, I got you. 

CAPCOM Yes, just have your breakfast, on flight day three 

skip a day and then go to flight day four at that time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how about if I try the commode breaker now 
Dave? 

CAPCOM Rog, stand by on that Jack, are you down on the 
middeck? 

SPACECRAFT Yes . 

CAPCOM Okay, we'd like to verify a couple of things, can 

you tell us which circuit breaker is popped? 

SPACECRAFT Yes, the Main A on M086 Bravo, OBWCS 
Controller/Slinger 

.CAPCOM Roger, we copy that, and can you give us the 

^.^osition'of the slinger speed switch? 



AIR/0 ROUND TRANSCRIPT tllSj GMT 83 » 13 1 47 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT Yaa, tha *oda twitch is off on the commode control 
is aft and down. 

CAPCOM Jack, l»t me say again, the slinger speed switch is 

it in the amisis or faces? 

SPACECRAFT It's in the feces position. 

CAPCOM Roger, stand by. 

CAPCOM Jack, go ahead and attempt to reset. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the breaker reset, you want me to turn it on 
now? 

CAPCOM Stand by. Rog, go ahead Jack turn it on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll go the mode to WCS EMU. 
CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Okay the stand is winding up alright and the 
separater and when I had the problem I was using the commode 
control switch in its normal position pulleys (garble) forward it 
's ,s forward in use for about two minutes before it failed, do you 
want me to try to cycle that now? 

CAPCOM Stand by Jack, were checking. Roger Jack we concur 

with that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll just pull the handle up to get the 
slingers on okay? 

CAPCOM Rog . 

SPACECRAFT Okay the handles up, that's about 10 seconds, 
everything seems to be working okay. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, Columbia, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger we'd like 

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8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl20j GMT 83 i 14 t 17 PAGE 1 

1 PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. In 15 seconds 

we'll coming up on acquisition of signal over the Madrid tracking 
station* Mission Elapsed Time is 1 day 22 hours 20 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Madrid for about 
6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Buenos dias, Senor. 

CAPCOM Como esta, usted. 

SPACECRAFT Muy bien, y tu. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston about 5 minutes to go, we've got 
some information here for you if you're ready to settle in and 
listen. 

SPACECRAFT ...hold one. 

CAPCOM Rog Columbia, and no pencil is required for this. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Jack's finishing (garble) let me get him to 
to stick his earphone in and then he can ... 

"■APCOM Rog, give us a call when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT He's ready. Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay. From the POCC, a congratulatory note, I'll 

read it to you for a couple of minutes here, the OSS-1 
experimenters are all very excited about the excellent data they 
are getting. The would like to express their appreciation to 
Jack and Gordo for their terrific support they have given the 
OSS-1 experiments. The VCAP indicates the orbiter electrical 
potential is quite stable during beam firings. The PDP had found 
that the orbiter EMI is well within expected limits. Some 
electrons from the FPEG were seen during beam emission 
sequences. SIA is seeing an unexpectedly high sky brightness, 
but the contamination monitor package measures only a small 
contaminant accretion and PDP sees a low gas pressure. The SU5IM 
got a sun present signal during top to sun with less than 1/2 
degree error signals. The TV pictures showed the x-ray windows 
and MFP foils in perfect condition. And the thermal canister 
experiment is also working well. Congratulations. 

SPACECRAFT I guess the congratulations are due to the Goddard 
and those people for putting out a good machine. 

CAPCOM Rog. They're all very pleased with it Gordo. Good 

/ "light so far. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thanks. 



«^S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl20j GMT 83 1 14 1 17 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT Sine* it all looks so good, we'll lust shut down 
th« pallet and turn off the recorders. 

CAPCOH I'm not sure it looks that good. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we have a procedure on the 

slinger here if you're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM Roger. On ML36B the WCS controller main A we'd 

like open, select FAN SEP 2 on the WCS mode select WCS/EMU. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I got the breaker open and you want me to go 
to SEP 2 on? 

CAPCOM Roger. FAN SEP 2 and we want to confirm that that 

circuit breaker is the WCS controller/slinger main A. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, that's the breaker I noticed it corning down 
to change the fan sepswitch that the handle's loose. It just 
comes off in my hand and maybe I can work around it. I found the 
shaft and I guess I can work it to number 2 now. 

.'ACECRAFT Do you want me to put FAN SEP 2 and thf?n over to 
mode switch WCS/E1W and then what? 

CAPCOM Okay Jack we're about LOS. If I don't get it all 

up to you we'll get the rest of it up at IOS, the remaining steps 
are open the commode, inspect the slinger for blockages and clean 
and then the feces emeses switch to emeses and then reset the 
■circuit breaker that you pulled and then inspect slinger for ... 

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J 



< 9-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tll9j GMT 83i14i09 PAGE 1 
CAPCON Columbia Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOH Roger, we'd like you to reconfigure from the 

overnight UHF record position we were in in order to get voice 
record back on panel Al audio center voice record channel 2 to 
ICOM A, please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll do that. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, one more thing before we 

disturb you in your breakfast there, could you give us a brief 
rundown on MLR activities yesterday? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Dave, we had another slinger failure. I put 
the handle forward and ready to use. It worked for awhile and 
then it stopped itself again so it must be loading up there and 
I'll close the gate. 

CAPCOM Roger, our sympathy's with you. 

SPACECRAFT And I did turn on the MLR on time yesterday, 
-<*ve. And it all worked normally according to the checklist. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, did you happen to hear the stirrer 

when you turned it on? 

SPACECRAFT I didn't think to check, I'm sorry. 

CAPCOM Okay, no problem, thank you for the data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how about if I reset the commode breaker one 
more time and that'll at least allow the separator to work? 

CAPCOM Standby, Jack, we're talking about it on the floor 

here. 

SPACECRAFT Apparently what makes it pop is the slinger inside 
the commode is loaded up and is not turning real fast and pretty 
soon it just pops the breaker. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we've got 4 minutes before LOS. We'll 

have an answer for you here shortly. 

SPACECRAFT You got voice record selection on ICOM A? 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia. 

J»ACECRAFT Channel 2. Channel 1 is still getting Air/ground 
1. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT U19J GMT 83 i 14:09 PAGE 2 
v CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Jack, relative to the slinger we're trying to 

figure out a way to recover it as opposed to writing it off at 
this time. We're going to need an extra few minutes. We'll talk 
to you about it at Madrid in about 6 or 7 minutes. And we still 
have a minute and 1/2 here. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, if we push in a breaker and just use the 
urinal without using the slinger why we won't have any problem, 
will that be alright? Until you come up with a better answer. 

CAPCOM We concur, Jack, go ahead with that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. On the star tracker we need to 

get the wide tracker if possible and procedure for that is to 
cycle manual and then auto and hopefully we'll get a couple of 
stars in it. That's on the shutter, Columbia. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me get it. 

JAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston. We're about 10 seconds 

to LOS. We'll pick you up at Madrid in about 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Do you want this (garble) also? 

CAPCOM Negative on that Columbia. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We've had a loss 

of signal from the Bermuda station. Much of the dialog during 
that pass was obviously about the failure in the waste management 
system, failure of the slinger to operate which is a fan which in 
the absence of gravity creates a differential air pressure to 
control of waste material. The flight control team initially 
advised the crew to reset that fail breaker which once again 
popped and the capsule communicator advised the crew that there 
would be some discussion of the problem on the floor here and 
they hope to have an alternative solution, when we reacquire 
voice contact through the ground station at Madrid in about 4 
minutes from now. Mission elapsed time is presently 1 day 22 
hours 17 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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ST8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl21j GMT 83 t 14 t 27 PAGE 1 

' CAPCOM Reset the circuit breaker that you pulled and then 

inspect slinger for slow operation. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm going to have get that next pass, Steve. 

CAPCOM Roger, understand, we'll pass it to you next pass 

at IOS in about 12 minutes. 

PAC Shuttle Mission Control at mission elapsed time 1 

day 22 hours 38 minutes coming up on acquisition of signal over 
the Indian Ocean station. Voice contact momentarily. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, with you through Indy for about 6 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Dave, we're brushing teeth and loading cells 
and things like that, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we don't want to interrupt what you're 

doing but we do have a procedure for the slinger, if required, if 
not, we can pass it to you later. 

SPACECRAFT This is a good time, standby, let me get this stuff 
off my hands. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston, is Gordo on the flight 

deck? 

SPACECRAFT Negative. 

CAPCOM Roger, understand both on mid deck, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Dave, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, the procedure for working the 

WCS. I'll start from the beginning again. On ML86B the subject 
circuit breaker, open it, WCS fan set to 2 and then WCS mode to 
WCS/EMU, copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I did that and it worked. At least the 
urination part works, (garble) . 

CAPCOM Okay, continuing with the procedure. Open the 

commode, inspect the slinger for blockages and clean if 
required. Upon completion of cleaning the Feces/emeses switch we 
would like in the emeses position, that's the low speed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I look in there and it looks very clean. No, 
it's not clogged up, don't look like. 

CAPCOM * Roger. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl21j GMT 83 1 14 1 27 PAGE 2 
SPACECRAFT We'll do the last thing. 

CAPCOM Roger, copy, the slinger speed put to low, and then 

recloee the subject circuit breaker and inspect slinqer for slow 
operation after the circuit breaker is closed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's in the emeses position and I'll close 
the circuit breaker. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT And now you want me to pull up on the handle of 
just to see if it'll to start turning, hey? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Columbia. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the slinger does turn in the slow position. 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, and when you get a chance when you 

get upstairs stars 18 and 14 on the star table are good for IKU 
align and you're clear to proceed on that. 

SPACECRAFT That'll be 18 and 14? 

-APCOM That's Charley and we're about 10 seconds to LOS. 

Yarragadee next at 9 minutes from no;v. 

SPACECRAFT And when we use the commode do we leave it in 
emeses or do we got. to put in back in feces, right? 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're almost LOS, we'll talk to you a 

little more about that at Yarragadee. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Coming up on acquisition 

of signal over Yarragadee. We'll have voice contact 
momentarily. Mission elapsed time is 1 day 22 hours 54 
minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you through Yarragadee for 

about 7 and 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you at Yarragadee. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, and we've got a couple more additions 

to the continuing saga of the WCS. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm not going to go down there right now. 
I've got some other things to do, but I'll copy it down. 



ST8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl21j GMT 83 1 14 1 27 PAGE 3 

? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jock, why don't we juat at your convenience 

give ue a call and we'll pass it up whtm you are down there 
sometime. 



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TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl22j GMT 83 t 14 » 54 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM Roger, Jack. Why don't we just at your convenience 

give us a call and we'll pass it up when you're down there 
sometime. 

SPACECRAFT Okay what's the genera? idea. 

CAPCOM Well we want to check the low spaed operation for a 

little bit and then eventually go to high speed and check it for 
a little bit, hopefully it will work, and if it doesn't then 
we're going to have to go to the backup mode. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we had it in low speed for about 30 seconds. 
It seemed to keep running. 

CAPCOM Rog. The knowledgable folks seem to think they 

want it on for 3 or 4 minutes in the low speed before we go to 
high speed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Give us a call when you're ready to do that and 

we'll just pass it up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO _ This is Mission Control Houston, we're still in 

acquisition of signal period over Yarragadee. However, this is 
the breakfast hour for the Columbia crew so there's not a lot of 
dialog between them and Mission Control hero in Houston. This 
pass does represent the last pass before the change of shift as 
Tommy Halloway and his crew of flight controllers prepare to 
handover Mission Control to Neil Hutchinson and his Silver Teen 
of flight controllers. Mission Elapsed Time is 1 day 22 houru 59 
minutes. We still have 2 1/2 minutes of signal remaining through 
Yarragadee, then a brief keyhole of about a minute and then we 
reacquire again at Australia's Orroral Valley station. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia. Houston. About 5 seconds to LOS we'll 

pick you up at Orroral. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. We're in that keyhole 

right now between Yarragadee and Orroral where we'll have loss of 
signal for about a minute and then pick up again Orroral for 
voice contact for about 4 minutes duration. Mission Elapsed Time 
is 1 day 23 hours 2 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 



,PCOM 
minutes. 



Columbia, Houston with you through Orroral for four 



S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl22j GMT 83:14:54 PAGE 2 



SPACECRAFT Okay about ready to do the alignment. 
CAPCOH Roger. We're watching. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're about 30 seconds to LOS. 

Wo see the IMU alignment in progress and it's looking good. That 
/ill save us some time later on this morning. The Ivory Team's 
enjoyed working with you this evening. We're J-^king forward to 
getting back with you again this coming evening. The other team, 
I forget their color is about ready to take over for us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, well thanks for sticking with us. Looks like 
you came up with a good plan and we'll do our best to execute 
it. See you next time around Davo. Thanks. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack have a good day , 

PAO With that salutation from CAPCOM David Griggs of 

the debriefing and handover between the two flight control teams 
now takes effect. Acquisition of signal will occur in 26 minutes 
at Mila tracking station for a pass of about 11 minutes 
duration. Mission Elapsed Time is 1 day 23 hours and 8 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

\fAO This is Shuttle Control, Plight Director Tom 

Holloway has left the Mission Control Center and is on his way to 
the JSC newscenter for the change of shift briefing. That 
briefing scheduled for 9:30 am Central Standard Tine in room 135., 
building 2. Change of shift flight control briefing 9:30 au 
Central room 135 JSC newscenter. This is Shuttle Control at 1 
day 23 hours 37 minutes Mission Klap.3ed Tir.ia. Columbia 
approaching acquisition through the Merritt Island tracking 
station about 10 seconds away. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl23j GMT 83: 15 1 37 PAGE 1 
PAO station 10 seconds away. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, the other team is with you over 

the states for 10 an<3 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Say again, Houston. 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, this other team is with you 

through the states f : 10 and 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and the DFI is there so you can check tire 
pressure . 

CAPCOM Roger, wo copy, Jack. And Columbia Houston, wo owe 

you some numhr>rs on water dump coming up. V7e can dump tank bravo 
only to 25 percent and you can start that at your convenience . 

SPACECRAFT Ah, say the number again, it's coming in broken. 

CAPCOM Roger, it's tank bravo to 25 percent, 2 5 percent. 

SPACECRAFT Tank bravo 25. Thank you George. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. The CAPCOM on this pads 

^is Astronaut George Nelson. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, Gordo, we see an encoder check on 

a wrist pitch on the RMS, there's no action required now and 
we're working on a procedure and ye '11 got that up when it's 
required. Columbia Houston, we're seeing you on normal jets we'd 
like you to got back on the verniers, over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we copy and J:or our information have 

you changed out the batteries on the wireless comm recently? 

SPACECRAFT Yea, the (garble) needs a new one and I put one in 
last night, ohould be alright, but maybe it's not. 

CAPCOM Okay, you're coming in loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, one note we'll need to get the 

MLR deactivated sometime right after this pass. We suggest 
around 23:50. Thr> procedure for that is on 4-37 in the CAP or we 
can read it up if ; ou want. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, say again the time, please. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, anytime in the next 15 minutes. 



( STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl23j GMT 83:15:37 PAGE 2 
SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, I'll have a small change to page 

1-20 of the payload OPS checklist that's a PDP activation and 
I'll get that up when you have the book out. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you want to send us the change now? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, on page 1-20 step " second line the 

tape didn't switch to the second track last night because we 
didn't get to the end so we'd like you to take TR2 track select 
to 21, the same as for the first act, over. 

SPACECRAFT George, I'm not getting any of your transmission, 
try again will you please. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT I'm reading you loud but you're kind of garbled. 
CAPCOM Okay, Jack, how's this? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's plenty better, now go ahead, Georoe. 

.CAPCOM Okay, on step 7 on page 1-20, we didn't get to the 

end of the tape so we're still on the first track on tape 
recorder 2 track select, like you to go to stay on 2.1, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, under. track tape recorder 2 track select 21 
first activation just leave it where it is. 

. CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, gotcha, thanks. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 1 minute LOS. Madrid is 

next at 55 and for our information we'd like to get down the time 
of the MLR deact and we'd also like to get a status on how uany 
EEVT's were done yesterday, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we did sample 1 and 2 yesterday, George, and 
I'll give you a time when I get to the ICOM MLR. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's good news, thank you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Bermuda has loss of 
signal. Next station is Madrid in 5 and 1/2 minutes. Columbia 
is on orbit number 33. The remote arm being powered up during 
this pass. There's no active work for the remote manipulator 
jystem today, but it will be 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl24j GMT 83:15:49 PAGE 1 

PAD ...there's no active work for the Remote 

Manipulator System today. But, it will be placed in various 
positions so that thermal data may be gathered on the arm. At 1 
day 23 hours 50 minutes Mission Elapsed Time, this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Madrid for 5 minutes 

over. 

SPACECRAFT . . .Colu.. oia, how do you read? 

CAPCOM Roger Columbia, Houston, Gordo we read you loud and 

clear how me? 

SPACECRAFT Okay loud and clear now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George, just about got the PDP powered up 
we're going to get the high voltage on now. The pressure is 
reading eight. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy. It sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George the PDP activation Is complete. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack we copy. 

SPACECRAFT I guess you do want a tire pressure right? 
CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECR/vFT And I initiated the fuel cell purge some time ago 
at 20:20:20, like to know if you see any anomalies there. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack and the fuel cell purge looked real good 

to us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thank you. 

CAPCOM And Jack, one minute left in this pass. We'd like 

to get the MET of enable OSS-1 tape recorder. 

SPACECRAFT That was one minute after you said I could do it. 
23:51 I believe. 

CAPCOM And Jack. Copy. You had the MLR deactivated at 

23:51. We need the time you enabled channel 2 on the tape 
recorder over. 

SPACECRAFT That's what I just gave you. I haven't done the 
'LR yet, the one I'm doing now. The tape recorder was 1:23: 51 
and the otatua was off. 



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CAPCOM Okay thank you. 

CAPCOM And Indian Ocean is next at 00+12. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia is out of range 



at Madrid. Next station is Indian Ocean in about 12 minutes. 
Beginning with this pass down over Africa, crew of Columbia will 
conduct TACAN Test Tactical Air Navigation Equipment Test for the 
next several revolutions over Africa over Australia and over the 
United States. TACAN is the system they use during landing for 
range and bearing information. Crew reported the plasma 
diagnostics package powered up during this Madrid acquisition and 
the report at loss of signal v?as that the data looks good. At 2 
days 1 minute Mission Elapsed Time, this is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 12 hours Mission 

Elapsed Time. Columbia is coming within range of the Indian 
Ocean Station now. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Indian Ocean for 

6 1/2 minutes. 

) 

SPACECRAFT Okay George, how do you hear. 
CAPCOM Loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I deactivated the MLR. And, one thing that 
didn't turn out right was that the talkhack with the barberpole, 
when I put the switch to pre it didn't stay in gray. Is there 
something you want me to cycle? 

CAPCOM Standby Jf.ck. 

SPACECRAFT And that was done at 00:04 just about 10 minutes 
ago. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy that. 



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SPACECRAFT ...04 just about 10 minutes ago. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy that. And Columbia, Jack for 

information the IMU alignment was good. There is no need for the 
IMU alignment called out in the CAP coming up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Hour. ton. We see the nozzle heaters 

heating up for the wa. .-i dump. We'll be' getting an alarm soon if 
we don't get the dump started. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, dump's not done. We already got an alarm. 
CAPCOM Okay we copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the dump is started. And the temperature is 
coming down. 

CAPCOM Copy thank you . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Jack, on the MLR we'd like you 

to do a mal procedure that's in the payload systems data mal 
book. That's procedure 3.3 kilo on page 3-20 alpha. Over. 

■ SPACECRAFT Okay I understand that. On page 3-20 alpha mal 3.3 
kilo for the MLR. 

CAPCOM That's correct. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're one minute LOS. 

Yarragadec is next in 10 minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) this cryo tank (garble) test heaters are 
on in that configuration except of course H2 Tank IB is a bad 
heater which is off. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT However the tank ?. is also. 

CAPCOM Copy. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia is out of range 

of the Indian Ocean station. Next acquisition through Yarragadeo 
in 9 1/2 minutes. Jack Lousma reporting that he's deactivated 
the monodisperse latex reactor experiment had at talkback switch 
indication of a problem and ve passed up information to him on 
where he look in the malfunction procedures to attempt to solve 
'hat situation. At 2 days 20 minutes Mission Elapsed Time thiu 
J Shuttle Control Houston. 



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''AO . This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 28 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia is 15 seconds away from 
acquisition through Yarragadee. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through Yarragadee 

for 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George you got good news on the MLR. I did 
the malfunction procedure just as in the book and then went back 
to pre and we got a gray. 

CAPCOM That's good news Jack thanks a lot. 

CAPCOM And Jack, one more thing on the experiments. We'd 

like to get the OSS-1 tape recorder 1 track select into number 6 
so we can watch it from the ground. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Gordo is getting that one. 

SPACECRAFT Track 6. Recorder number one reads delta. 

CAPCOM Roger copy delta. Thanks Gordo. And Gordo one 

thing on the RMS, we notice that we got an encoder check on the 
wrist pitch. There is no action required right now, however 
before clearing that fault we'd like to do a memory read and 
-here is no time constraint on that. We'll be doing it the next 
couple of hours. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I guess I hadn't noticed that, (garble). 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo and we think it's a transient and no 

problem. 

SPACECRAFT You want to call it to me now while I'm here. 

CAPCOM Yeah, Roger Gordo. What we'd like to do is a GMEM 

read, that's called out in page 5-6 of the ref data book. And, 

we'd like to encoder check 1 wrict pitch and then encoder check 2 
wrist pitch over. 



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V. JAPCOM .... pitch and encoder check 2 wrist pitch, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Gordo we can read you those addresses if you'd 
like. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, why don't you. 

CAPCOM Roger, and encoder check 1 wrist pitch address is 
4527, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the actual is 0001. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, actual 1. Encoder check 2 address 
is 452 delta, over . 

SPACECRAFT 452 delta reads all balls, 0000. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy and thanks a lot. Columbia Houston, 

Gordo, that encoder check was on a number 1 and you're go to 
reset that with an item 12 and an item 11 on spec 94. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Now I'm sitting here with the (garble) 
inhibited also. 

CAPCOM We copy that. Columbia Houston, the self stop is 

normal and that will clear when you take the brakes off and the 
encoder check was just a transient that occurred when you powered 
up, over. Columbia Houston we're 30 seconds to a 2 minute LOS 
over Australia, over. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 36 minuter? 

mission elapsed time. Yarragadee has loss of signal. Orroral 
Valley will see Columbia in 1 minute. We'll standby for 
acquisition there. Jack Lousma informing us over Yarragadee that 
a malfunction procedure that he worked on the roonodisperse late:; 
reactor was successful. That experiment is now working. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston's back with you through Orroral 

Valley for 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we'd like to change some variable 

parameters if you could gel. a GNC spec 1, over. 

SPACECRAFT Yes . 



CAPCOM 



Columbia Houston, the CRT is yours, thank you. 



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oPACECRAFT Roger . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 40 seconds to LOS. The 

states is next at 1 plus 05 and over the stater, we'll be planning 
on asking you to run the V7CS in slow speed so we can wo hen it Cor 
awhile and we think we have an explauat i on of the particles 
you've bec-n seeing and we'll try and get that up over the states 
also. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, see you there. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. The Columbia has passed 

out of range of the Orroral Valley station. Next station is 
Buckhorn in 23 minutes. During that pass over the continental 
Unites States we will check out the waste collection system 
again. At 2 days 42 minutes mission elapsed tim* this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control. Dr. Sam Pool, chief 
of the Medical Sciences division at the Johnson Space Canter, 
will meet informally with the news media representatives at 11:00 
a.m. central standard time in Room 135 at the JSC News Center. 
This meeting will not be on the NASA release circuit. To rupeat 
Dr. Sam Pool, the Medical Sciences Chief, will meet informally 
with members of the press in Room 135 



t3ND OP TAPE 



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.0 ...members of the press in room 135 at the JSC 

newscenter at 11:00 am Central Standard Tiine today. This will 
not be carried on the NASA release circuit. This is Shuttle 
Control at 2 days 1 hour 4 minute Mission Elapsed Time. Shuttle 
movinq withi.i ranye of the Buckttcin California station on orbit 
number 34. We expect television froiti the elbow canons of the 
remote arm during the Goldstone pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Fir .is ton back with you • s rough the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay read you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We copy that. I've got a couple of 

questions for you. We're seeing a funny with the IECM, like to 
know if you waited the 30 minutes after you turned aft pay lend 
main h off and back on again. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Yos I did. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy and can you verify that paylo; J main 

B is on now. 

SPACECRAFT verified. 

CAPCOM Okay thanks a lot. Is Jack on the middeck? 

i 

SPACECRAFT Yes, it's affirm, what can l do for you. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. We'd like to get the WCS in the low 

speed mode. That's in enesis and let it run for a while we'll 
take a look at it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you want a ernes is and mode switched to WCS 
EMU. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's cranking up. 

CAPCOM Okay thanks Jack. And for information, we're 
getting come nice TV down. 

SPACECRAFT Good. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. For Gordo if you're on the 

flight deck J have a couple of readouts I'd like to get. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're trying to evaluate a transducer 

dime. I'd like you to get us the H2 Tank 2 quantity from both 
the CRT on spec 68 and the meter on 02, over. 



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. ACECRAFT All right. 
SPACECRAFT The H2 Tank 2 unit. 
CAPCOM That' a affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT. It reads off scale high o.n the meter. And it's 
reading 107 high on the CRT also. 

CAPCOM Roger copy. Off scale high' on both. 



SPACECRAFT That's affirm. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. It looks like the IECM didn't 

come back on orbiter power so in order to do that we'd like to 
get pay load aft main B off and it's going to take about an hour 
and a half so we'll call you again when v;e want to get it back 
on. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and pay load aft main B going off. 



CAPCOM Roger . 

CAPCOM Columbia, one other note of information we'd like 

t-o get from you guys, we're wondering if PTC last night helped 

•a bulkhead warm up and whether you had water condensing on back 
windows or not. Over. 

SPACECRAFT When I took the covers off this morning we put all 
the shades up George. I took off the shades of the aft windows 
and there wasn't any condensation and I noticed yesterday whom we 
got out of the tail sun, the condensation tended to go away. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. Good report thank you. 

SPACECRAFT There is condensation back with us now. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Copy, you said that the window 

has condensate on it again. 

SPACECRAFT The same little oval shaped pods in the middle: of 
the window each aft window. It's a little smaller than they have 
been I guess about 7 inches by 5 cliptical shaped. 

CAPCOM Roger and we've got a 30 second LOS coming up. 



SPACECRAFT 



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^. PAO This is Shuttle Control. We have a television 

picture through the Merr.itt Island station now. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we • re back with you Cor 10 

minutesi and Jack, we missed your last transmission, ovor . 

SPACECRAFT Yea, it seemed to act kind of chilly in the crib in 
last night, but in the middle of the night and then it seevxd 
like later in the morning it wasn't too bad. I thought I Might 
have some other idea- on that but I was' cold earlier in the 
evening last night. 

• CAPCOM Roger, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT I felt about the same. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, and I'd like to know it you did 

• anything to warm up the cabin. 

SPACECRAFT Mo, we didn't do anything to warn up the cabin. I 
didn't want to put the other water loop on because I'd decided 
I'd wake up Gordo whenever I'd turn the CRT down, why, then we 
get a 10 minute tone. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT However , we have left the cabin heat exchanger 
pinned full hot and as I recall the air changer flow was max, as 
I left it last, can you confirm that? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we'll look into it. And we can 

confirm that, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, so looks the only thing left is either leave 
off window shades and that makes it kind of hard to sleep or get 
the other water loop (garble) but maybe there's no (garble) 
warmer the cabin, we'll wee. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, lot's hope so. Columbia Houston, 

Jack, can you confirn that you put the WCS controller handle up 
and forward? 

SPACECRAFT Uh, I can't confirm that is forward, George, I 
thought you just wanted the mode switch. 

CAPCOM Jack, we'd like you to take that up and forward and 

we still got plenty of tima to look at the data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay; were up and forward. The handle is up and 
forward and the slinger is rotating and trying to stop and 
i running at irregular spoed looks like. 



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CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT And I see a certain amount of paper rolling around 
in there, it might be that it decr-r't like thai: paper. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) giving thi:.- the once over with the elbow 
camera here. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we're getting .some beautiful shots 
here. 

SPACECRAFT You can put that carosro around j fiO to the right and 
you get a cjieat view of New York City an we lock by. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy. Columbia Houston, Gordo, Aro you 

back in the aft flight dec!'.? Columbia Houston, how do you 
read? Columbia Rous'' :>n , ho:.' do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Houston, you called here loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Okay, we must'vo dropped out for a minute. Gordo, 

if you're back on the aft flight deck I'd like you to verify coma 
OSS recorder status for us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOI'5 Roger, Gordo, and we have a slight problem with 

that recorder. I'll read off some svn.tchps and you can i.cl.l Me 
their status. The power or, , the channel .1, channel 2 switches 
should be one bled with the .lights on, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, if you're talking about number 1 recorder 
that's good, power on, channel 1 and channel 2 footlights arc- 
on . 

CAPCOM Roger, end tap.- recorder 2 should be in the sane 

configuration, over. 

SPACECRAFT Thr switches are on in the same configuration huh 
the channel 1 and 2 lights a.e off. 

CAPCOM Roger , we copy, and that's the problem we're 

seeing, standby. Columbia Houston, Cordo, we'd like you to take 
tape recorder 2 to off, OFF . 

SPACECRAFT Okoy, 2 power off now. It's off. 

CAPCOM Thank you. Columbia KouMron, we're 1 minute to 

EOS. Dakar; is next an-1 I hove a short note of tiu? particle-; 
you ' vo bc:on seeing if you v; nt to listen. 



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SPACECRAFT Before you do that, you want me to turn the commode 
off. It's running real slow, though, 1 rotation per second. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, you can go ahead and power that off. 

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SPACECRAFT rotation for a second. 



CAPCOM Roger, Jack, you can go ahead and power that: off. 

And Columbia we're 20 seconds LOS. Dakar is next, at 5 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. 



PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia's out of range 

of Bermuda. Next station is Dakar in 5 minuter;. During this 
pass we did some checks on the waste collection system which has 
some problems. We also got some other spectacular television 
from the elbow camera on the remote arm with J, Conner, the INCO 
on this silver team of flight controllers controlling the camera 
from the ground. The had an indication that the IECM is not on 
orbiter power, that experiment operates on batteries when not on 
the Orbiter power. We'd like to get it back on Orbiter power and 
we will work on that problem in an hour or so. Crew reported 
that there was still condensation on the aft windows and in one 
of the television shots v:e could see the condensation on the 
right aft window. Crew also reported that the cabin was chilly 
for a time last night but that it warmed up with no action on 
their part and it appears also that the OSS recorder has a 
malfunction. That's being studied. At 2 days 1 hour 25 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Mission Control Houston. 
This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 1 hour 28 minutes mission 
elapsed time. Columbia's approaching acquisition through Dakar. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Dakar for 5 and 1/2 

minutes. Columbia through Dakar, how do you read? 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Dakar for 3 and 1/2 

minutes . 



PAO This is Shuttle Control. There is a circuit 

problem between Goddard and Dakat . Problem is being worked 
now. See- if we can get that solved before this pass ends;. 
CAPCOM Columbia Houston, with you through Dakar for a 

minute and 3/2. 

SPACECRAFT Reading you, George. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, I read yon loud and clear. Wo lost 

out land lines. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'd heard you can all along. You v<;nt in? to 
go ahead am; do this VCAP visual beam search as st -n as \n- get to 
darkness? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. And Columbia !lour;t:>n , thin is 

the informcUon J promised you, something on your partirU-.-. tor 
the next minute. Because of APU J shutdown <:e didn't get a 
complete dump of the right main engine vf:ter asoont and I ■■-■<.: this 



flight there's a new sneak circuit through the system through the 
L02 bleed check valve and it's a little orifice about the size of 
a pencil lead and we're slowly venting some LOX through that 
valve and around the engine bells-- and it's coming out through the 
LOX's seal drain. Now mostly through the right engine but a 
little bit through the other tv:o. We're assuming we did see some 
of this on STS-1 and 2, but not as much because we had a better 
dump. So what you're seeing is some LOX going out the back, 
over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And we're going LOS 



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v cAPCOM And we' to going LOG and Botswana is next at 1 plus 
46. 

SPACnCRftFT okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia's moved out of 



range of Dakar. Next acquisition at Rot:?v;ana in 10 and 1/2 
minutes, For a good deal of this pass there v;ere circuit 
problems between the Goddard Space Flight Canter and the tracking 
station at Dakar which prevented spacecraft: downlink from 
reaching the control center. We did have communications «?tout 
the last minute and 1/2 of: the pass and pilot Go don Fuller, con 
will do the vehicle charging and potential learn search when 
Columbia reaches the night side of this orbit in about 6 minutes 
4 5 seconds . Crnw will attempt to see the electron beam thst the 
generator in projecting out of the pay load bay. We'll get a 
report of that perhap:. - ; at Botswana if the crew is able to sue 
that bean. At 2 days 1 hour 36 minutes mission elapsed time this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control. There'll 
.be an informal Science Hriafing at noon, cential standard time, 
• in Room 13f> at the JSC News Center. Briefers will be Stan 
Olendorff of the Goddard Space Flight Center who will discuss the 
thermal canister experiment and Stan Shawhan of the University of 
Iowa who will discuss the plasma diagnostics package. That's an 
informal briefing on the thermal canister experiment and the 
plasma diagnostics package at noon central standard time today in 
Room the JSC News Center. This briefing will not be carried 

either audio or video on NASA release circuits. Will not be 
carried on the release circuits. This is Shuttle Control at 2 
days 1 hour 45 minutes mission elapsed time. Botswana will 
acquire Columbia in about 30 seconds for a very short low 
elevation pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, short pass through Botswana and 

Yarragadee's next at 2 plus 03. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. We've had loss of signal 

at Botswana with no conversation, extremely short pass, less than 
a minute. Next station is Yarragadee in 16 minutes. At 2 days 1 
hour 47 minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control 
Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 2 hours 3 minutes 
Kiss ion elapsed time. Yarragadee is about to acquire Columbia. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're standing by at Yarragadee 

for 6 and 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, standby. We'll be right with you. 
CAPCOM Roger. 



PACECRAFT Okay, Blinky, we're looking at, we're doing column 
4 of the procedure here. 



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CAPCOM Roger, we copy and we're standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Should have a definite visual streak, a straight 
line streak, running upward into the right of the la3t series. 
This series is hard to tell, something's lighting up the Orbiter 
and maybe washing it out, I'm not sure where vje're getting all 
this light. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, is there any col*/ to it? 

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; :APCOM Roger, we copy, is there any color to it. 

SPACECRAFT No, we couldn't see it visually. The streak we saw 
was on the TV picture only. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) another (garble) here. We're not 

seeing anything this time. I don't know where there's a we're 
getting an illumination coming on the Orbiter now which is 
tending to wash it out on TV. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we copy and wo 're 40 secdnds through 

a short LOS through Orroral. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Yarragadee has loss of 

signal. Orroral Valley will pick up Columbia in 30 seconds. The 
crew conducting the VCAP beam visual search during this night 
side of orbit number 34. 7 minutes left in darkness. Gordon 
Fullerton reporting that he could not see the beam visually but 
that he did see streak on the TV monitor during one of the 
generations of the beam. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, back through Orroral for 2 and 

1/2 minutes. 

, \ 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, we've got pulse number 6 and 7 to go 
on this beam search. I noticed when Gordo put the command in 
from over on his panel that it doesn't change the command counter 
on the CRT display, like it says on the checklist. Maybe it's 
not supposed to. 

CAPCOM Roger, wo copy, Jack. Columbia Houston, Jack, the 

POCC is telling us that's a correct indication that it should not 
increase. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. And how many minutes until 
daylight? 

CAPCOM Roger, you're 5 and 1/2 minutes till daylight, 

Jack, and a minute and 1/2 till LOS here. One thing, we'd like 
to get the IECM fired up over Hawaii coming up, that'll be 2 
hours 30 minutes, we'd like to get the aft pay load main B back 
on. We'll try to remind again over Hawaii, over. And Columbia 
Houston, a reminder, we'd like you to wait for our call before 
turning the RMS heaters off. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, now we got .... 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds to LOS. Hawaii's next 

' it 2 plus 29 and teleprinter message just coming up with 
, jntry weather, over. 



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f iPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Orroral Valley has loss 

of signal. Next tracking station to see the Columbia will be 
Hawaii in 14 and 1/2 minutes. At 2 days 2 hours 14 minutes 
mission elaped time this is Shuttle Control Houston. This is 
Shuttle Control at 2 days 2 hours 28 minutes mission elapsed 
time. Columbia nearing acquisition through Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you Hawaii and you wanted to do 
something with the IECM as I recall, George. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'd like you to get payload aft main D on 

again now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you got it, payload aft main B is on. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you, it looks like the IECM is drawing 

some current now and is up and running again. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) on the VCAP operation we can see the 
filament (garble) clearly when it was turned on. We ran through 
the entire sequence as advertised there on the exposures except 
, vhere we had jet camera Charley called out we substituted 
^-something bravo I guess. No, it must have been (garble), I wrote 
it down here. Just a minute. The other bummer on that one, 
George, is windows fog up in the back and the camera was aiming 
through a fogged up window. 

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SPACECRAFT windows fog up in the back and the camera was 
aiming through a fogged up window. 

CAPCOM Yea, I copy that Jack, and we think we have a IFM 

type procedure that can handle that if you're ready for a short 
explanation. 

SPACECRAFT I'm a little busy right now, not now, just a minute 
CAPCOM Say again please. 

SPACECRAFT Hold a minute. We changed, used camera Alpha 
instead of Charley for run 4 and 5. On the TV, we couldn't see 
anything visually although we didn't take a whole lot of time to 
get very dark a depth, but there was a straight streak upward at 
an angle of about 45 degrees or so that was visable and when we 
turned the gun off, I'm sure that was it. It was visable only on 
the TV monitor and we have VTR on that, it looks like it might 
have been headed right up toward the RMS arm which is up in that 
direction, really. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, we copy, thank you and appreciate this 

description. 

< "SPACECRAFT Wasn't any hint of spiral or anything. At one 
s - point I thought I saw it spiral and I was jumping around, 
whooping and hollering about it, but I think that was some back 
lighting on the edge of the OMS pod. I just saw the edge of the 
OMS pod and not made me think it was coming from the VCAP but you 
were fairly close and at the bottom edge, but I'm pretty sure 
that's what that is. Cause it didn't correlat to the turn on, 
turn off. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that, thank. you. And Columbia we're 

looking at a thermal phenomena in the N2 system. Last night as 
the vehicle got cold we saw the N2 quantities that we'd compute 
drop about 20 pounds and we think you should have used about 1 
pound in the cabin, then as we went to PTC after about 8 hours 
the usage leveled off again now and there's no impact if we 
really did lose that N2. We don't think we did. We're still 
looking at this situation. We'll let you know as it develops, 
over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we haven't been breathing hard. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, for the back window, we've 

had someone over in the 1G trainer rig up a vent with the back of 
the world atlas. We have a plastic sheet there and uses that and 
some gray tape. We can tape it to the back of the overhead 
■ indow, curve it around so that it's directing air from the vent 
that's between the overhead and the aft window down onto the aft 
window. And we just use the gray tape to hold that sheet up and 



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then bend it around and tape the ends of it closed so the air 
flow went across the back window and that we think that'll work 
pretty well if you could kind of do something like that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, use cover off of a book and just bend flow 
around to blow on the window, right. 

CAPCOM Yea, that's affirmative, and we found that the back 

of the world atlas it < t big plastic sheet, and that would work the 



. SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see if we can rig up something. 
CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Makes it hard to put that window shade around there 
when you got that like that though. 

CAPCOM Yea, we copy, and we'll be thinking about that. 

We're 30 seconds to LOS. The states are next at 2 plus 38. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Hawaii has loss of 

( .ignal. Buckhorn picks up Columbia in 2 minutes. During this 
^pass over Hawaii we did get the spacecraft power back onto the 
IECM experiment and we had a report from Gordon Fullerton on the 
VCAP beam search. He remarked that he thought for a moment that 
he was seeing a spiral beam but then he determined that, it was 
back lighting off the OMS POD and it was still there when he shut 
down the beam. In an attempt to get the condensation off the aft 
v?indows CAPCOM George Nelson told Jack Lousma that he might be 
:.ble to rig up a shoot to direct air from a vamp to the window 
and remove that condensation. 

END OF TAPE 



AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl33j GMT 63:18:36 PAGE 1 

PAO ...in an attempt to get the condensation off the 

aft windows CAPCOM George Nelson told Jack Lousma that he might 
be able to rig up a chute to direct air from a vent to the window 
and remove that condensation that was tried in the simulator and 
appeared to work alright using the piny tic back of the world 
atlas that's aboard Columbia. We're about 30 seconds away from 
acquisition at Buckhorn we'll standby for conversation over the 
United States on this orbit. Mission Elapsed time is 2 days 2 
hours 30 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you over the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay how do you hear me George. 
CAPCOM Your loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I think I got the TACAN set up for USA. Ill 
160, and 100 lower upper lower is that the one wanted right now. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. That looks good to us. 

SPACECRAFT And still setting them up 15 minutes late is that 
the way you want to keep working. 

(_APCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT And how ' s our attitude hanging in there is it doing 
okay for you guys. 

CAPCOM Standby a second Jack, we'll get that. Roger Jack 

your attitude looks good to us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George, one thing we're not getting done very 
well is the 16 mm stuff and any the TV or VIM cabin operations. 
We haven't (garble) quite that much yet but maybe you can stack 
them up the last three days. 

CAPCOM Copy we understand. That's no problem. 

SPACECRAFT And just for information, I started that sample 
three on the EEVT fairly early this morning and it's over with 
and Gordo's going to start on number four now. 

CAPCOM Roger that's good. 

SPACECRAFT And the electrophoresis seems to be working very 
well. The temperatures and the all the readings are right where 
they ought to be as expected in the book. 



\PCOM Okay Jack. I, we copy that. And for your 

information on the payload status that Dave read up this morning 
we left a PGU off of there and PGU and Carol Peterson wanted you 



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to know that they really appreciate that TLC you've been giving 
their plants and they wanted you to make sure to keep the fruit 
fly away from the nmng beans. 

SPACECRAFT I haven* t seen him I think he finally found a place 
1 vcause he was getting pretty good at flying around here. That's 
I^.obably where he is. So far those plants growing haven't rcushed 
the lockers up or anything like that they are still well 
controlled I think. 

CAPCOM Roger that. And another just note of information 

we did lose the H2 Tank 2 quantity transducer. We're using tank 
1 for data on that. No impact to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds to a 1 minute 

LOS over the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Back with you through Mila for 

10 minutes. 

(_?ACECRA'" m Okay. 

SPACECR. Boy, the folks who decided to put this velcro on 

the spac if t really did the space program a service. I me?n 
the additional velcro (garble) it's really handy. 

CAPCOM 
hear it. 



Roger we copy that. And Ellison will be glad to 



SPACECRAFT You can really see a lot of detail from this 
altitude George. Compared to Skylab. In Skylab you could only 
see freeways if there was some contrast. Here you can just see 
minor roads even. And you can see small settlements and when you 
get a building big enough where you can see an individual 
building with the naked eye. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack good comment. Thanks. 

J,i;D OF TAPE 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl34j GMT 83 » 18s 51 PAGE 1 

ciPACECRAFT It's a lot harder to tell where your at though 
because your so much closer. - 

CAPCOM 



SPACECRAFT 
cloudy. 



Okay, should be passing the East Coast right now. 
Ye:,, we just i>&ssicd the Coast. Which is totally 

Roger . 



SPACECRAFT It looks like, George, by the shadov on the bulkhead 
were just a little bit off of. nose to sun. it looks like we got 
a yaw right at a degree or two or maybe more. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack it looks good to us right now, I'd say 

we just as soon have you stay where you are and there's no 
problem. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, on the left, just in fron of the left OMS 
pad, three of four of the bulkhead latches are in the sunlight. 
And so is the B TV camera 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that and we show in attitude within 

one degree. 

V_>APCOM Columbia, Houston were one minute to LOS, Dakar is 

next in five minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you at Dakar and set up for TACAN 
over Africa. 

CAPCOM Roger that Jack. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Bermuda has loss of 

signal, Columbia's next station is Dakar in about four minutes. 
During this pass over the United States TACAN testing continued, 
Jack Lousma reported that he had completed sample three of the 
electrophoresis test earlier and that Gordon Fullerton was 
starting work on sample number four. Reported that experiment 
working well. And also reported that they haven't seen the 
hitchiking fruit fly for some time, they don't know where it's 
gone, perhaps among the mung beans which is another experiment. 
He again reported that he could see a lot of detail on the ground 
from Columbia's altitude of about 130 nautical miles, that he 
could see minor roads and buildings, but he thought it was harder 
to tell where Columbia was, over what position Columbia was than 
it was in Skylab because of the altitude, he's much closer to the 
Earth than he was in Skylab which was at an altitude of about 250 
nautical miles. The EE COM Charles Dumis has reported to Flight 
n irector Neil Hutchinson that the aft part of Columbia 

-imperatures are down 10 degrees in the five hours in the five 
hours that the Spacecraft has been nose to sun. This is a slower 



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thermal response than had been expected. The miasion elapsed 
time is two days three hours. And we're a minute and u halt" away 
from requisition through Dakar, we'll stand by. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Dakar and Ascension for 

nine and a half minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okey doke, just started checking on sample 4 here. 

CAPCOM Roger, sample 4. 

• SPACECRAFT I was taking his picture working, I better get my 
TACAN set up. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Okay in the TACAN world I got 10SX, 92X, and 78X, 
lower, upper, lower, set in. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, wo copy that and we're looking at it. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, Jack those TACAMs look good to 

us . 



~ SPACECRAFT Good. 
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SPACECRAFT Good. And I see you have some live TV coming up 
over Goldstone using the elbow camera off the arm, I cjuohs. 

CAPCOM That's af tirmative, Jack, we'd like to presa ahnad 

of that if; we could. Columbia Houston, Gordo, we'd like to get 
the UK 3 heaters off now. 

SPACECRAFT f.ay again. 

CAPCOM We'd like to yet the RMS heaters to of 13. 

SPACECRAFT Now? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've got the heater s off. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, turn to page 1-11 in the payload checklist. 

CAPCOM Roger, standby 1, and that RMS heater call was part 

of the thermal DTO. Okay, Gordo, we've got our checklist out, go 
ahead. 

\ 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the next to the last line says check column 
temp .12 to 15. It's been 4 minutes since they've str.rted this in 
electrophoresis and looks like it's stabilizing at plus 8 
degrees, the voltage is good, 307, and the TE TEMP is plus 11. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that, the temp stabilizing at. 8 

degrees. 

SPACECRAFT That's right, instead of 12 to 15 in the book here. 

CAPCOM Right, and we're checking into that Gordo. 

Columbia Houston, Gordo, we don't think that temperature will 
affect the sample at all and press on, OPS normal. Columbia 
Houston, Gordo, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Got the 10 established with 2 item 5, but I don't 
know what the GPC data lights were. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, how do you read? Columbia 

Houston, Gordo, you were very broken on that. 

SPACECRAFT How do you hear me now, George? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, that's loud and clear and did you copy 

my no impact on the EEVT temp? Columbia Houston, for 2 minutes 
left in this pass how do you read? 



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SPACECRAFT I'm reading you loud and clear now, George, how me? 

CAPCOM And you're loud and clear, Jack, I think w<;'»:e had 

a keyhole problon there. Did you copy the transmission on the 
EETV? 

SPACECRAFT No I did not. You probably didn't copy mi no 
either. When I vent jior your heater switch J invariably got uhe 
power switch which I cycled on back on in the RMS before I got 
the heater and I wonder if I need to reset Anything other than 
the 10 item 5? 

CAPCOM Roger, standby, and while we're checking on that. 

Okay, Jack, that's no impact in resetting the 10 is per procedure 
and verify the heaters are off. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, the heaters are off but they le :t me with a 
GPC data light. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, and to got rid of that you just need to 

cancel safety. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I did that. Took the data light away and got 
' a gray for a safety. 

CAPCOM Roger, that should put you in good shape and as far 

as the EEVT is concerned, the 8 degrees is no problem to us and 
we're go for OPS normal. 



SPACECRAFT Roger. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS. Botswana is 

next at 317. 

SPACECRAFT See you at 317 and it's just getting dark up 
here. 



CAPCOM Roger that, Jack. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of range at 

Ascension. Next station Botswana in 4 and 1/2 minutes. During 
this pass Gordon Fullerton still working on sample number 4 of 
the electrophoresis test and Jack Lousma conducting continuing to 
conduct the TACAN test that started a couple of orbits ago. At 2 
days 2 hours 13 minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 



END OF TAPE 



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PAO This is Shuttle Control Houston, This is Shuttle 

Control at two days three hours seventeen minutes mission elapsed 
time. Columbia's five seconds awty from acquisition at Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana Cor six ,nJ a 

half minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Five square George. 
CAPCOM And yo..r the same Jack. ' 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, Jack I've got the, our latest 

thinking on the ViCS situation if you want to listen. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, and I'll probably gel more and more interested 
in that as the time goes on. 

CAPCOM Oh, roger that, our thinking now is that there 

might be a bag stuck on the tie ins down in the bottom of the WCS 
which is putting a drag on the motor , v;e think the system should 
work not a 100 percent but should be effective in the enosis 
mode, and you can use it in that mode if you can, and then if the 
bag does break free and starts to run properly you can go ahead 
and use it normal ops over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. 

CAPCOM Roger, and there's no visibility to see if. there's 

a bag stuck down there, because the transport tube is in the way, 
over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, Jack one more thing, if the 

slinger does stop completely we'd like to know about it, we have 
a couple more tricks up our sleeve that we could try, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that is kind of a bad choice of words because 
if you wanna try* em I'll probably be up to my sleeves. 

CAPCOM Glad to hear your feeling better Jack. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're one minute to LOS, 

Yarragadee is next at 3 plus 37, and Gordo you might give a push 
on the end blocks on the EEVT and make sure they are seated in 
there firmly that might affect the temperatue reading, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll double check that. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Columbia's out of r<-mge at 

Botswana now, next station at Yarragadee in 12 and 1/2 minutes. 
CAPCOM George Nelson told Jack Lousma during this pass that the 



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waste collection system should work in the ernes in node the slow 
speed mode, and that eventually if it will v;ork in that, node, it 
ovcntw.lly free up and vorl; proper] y. At 2 days 3 hours 2i> 
minutes this is Shuttle Control Hon « ton. 

PAO This in Shr.ttle Control at 2 days 3 hours 3 r > 

minutes mission elapsed i n-.o , The sUidoi;'.; experimenter '/odd 
Nelson who's insect inflight e>;pt. >: i '.lent will be conducted aboard 
Columbia later today will bo available 'at room 13b in I- hes 0;>C 
neweconter between 2 and 3 p.m. Central St^ndnrd Tiiae toa^y. 
That 1 a the student exper imen ter Toild nelson available at the JSC 
newscenter betv.oen 2 and 3 p.m. Central Standard Tiir:o today. 
Columbia is 1 minute away from acquisition through Yarracjadeo 
during the end of its 35th orbit, we'll stnnd by for conversation 
at Yarragadoe. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadec for 7 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, your loud and clear Georye. 

CAPCOM Roger, and Gordo we have some more information on 

the BEVT. Evidently the transducers on the remainino samples 
including number 4 that's in there are different than the first 3 
and we expect all the temps to read low and you can disregard the 
limits on that check, and the checklist, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll make a note 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl37j GMT 83: 19:37 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM ...disregard the limits on that check in the 

checklist. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll make it up. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're one minute to LOS 17 

is next at 4 + 02 and for information during the next stater, 
we're planning a met! conference ovur the Bermuda pass and t 
will bo at 4+23 and also we ' ve got Hank liar tsf ield standing 
talk to you about his experiences over in MUF if you'd like 
talk to him over the states. Over. 



aw s.i i 

pass 

hat 

by to 

to 



SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 



SPACECRAFT 
that right. 



Okay that sounds like a good idea. 
Okay. We'll see you Hawaii. 

And the PAO pass is going right in the middle 



cameras on that. 



Yeah, that's affirmative and we'll be 



running the 



PAO This is Shuttle Control. Yai ragadee has loss of 

signal. Columbia does not come in contact with Orroral valley 
station on this orbit. Next acquisition through Hawaii in 18 
minutes. During the next pass over the United States astronaut 
Hank Hartsfield will talk to the crew about the simulations he 
has conducted working out procedure:.- for grappling the PDF with 
the remote arm without the use ol the wrist camera. At 2 davs 3 
hours 45 minutes Mission Elapsed Time this is Shuttle Control 
Houston . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 4 hours 1 minute 

Mission Elapsed Time, Columbia will be within range of the Hawaii 
station in about 40 seconds. Hawaii reports trouble with the 
antenna drive system and does not believe they will be able to 
support us in S band but we believe \;c can get UIIF communications 
at that, station. We'll standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Hawaii for 5 1/2 Minutes 

UHF only how do you read. 

SPACKCHAFT Loud and clear. 

CAPCOM And you're the same. And okay. Enjoy your lunch. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston how do you read. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 



CAPCOM Roger Jack. We were wondering here if. you had any 

plane, something you wanted to do during this pm> w maneuver l>TS- 



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thats coming up over the states. 

SPACECRAFT we've all set up for it. We've got: delta on an 

looking upat the elbcv earner :i and the elbow camera is on looking 
at the Orbiter . I am start out any v;ay you want on it. 7ind 
it's up to your call J. can pan it or you can. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, in that ca.se I think we'd like to 

drive the career as from the ground here 'and give you a chance to 
talk to Henry about the PDP. 

S PAC DC R A FT O V. ay . 

CAPCOH Columbia, Houston. One thing thc'.t would help the 

INCCs out if we could start out with camera delta jsoonec". in on 
the flag on the pallet. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's right. We wanted to start that way arr 1 
I'll do that. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you and we're one Minute to LOS , And 

the states are next 12. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Hawaii has loss of 

signal. Columbia will be at Duckhorn in 3 minutes. At 2 days, 4 
hours g minutes Mission Elapsed Time this is GhuttJe Control" 
Houston . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 4 hours 12 

minutes Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia coding up on acquisition 
through Duckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Buckiiocn for 7 

1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Got you loud and clear at Duckhorn. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo and I've got Man!. Harts field st.rnding 

by here with some good news on POP grapple techniques it you'd"' 
like to ] is ten. 

SPACECRAFT Go nhead Hani;. 

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CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you 

and 1/2 minutes. 



through Buckhorn for 7 



SPACL'CKAI^T 



Got you loud and clear at Buekhorn. 



lank Herts field 



CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, find I've go'.. ■ 

by bore with some good news on PDP grapp.ie techn^uas it yo, a 
like to listen. 



SVACECPAFT 



Go ahead Hank.- 



CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, TK and r wont over yesi: 

and we made 5 complete grapples without banet,t ofc 



vc-iay , 
i: he wcist 



no we hiaue ~> u"inwj.cvu >-j ^- i.-f.-- — - "... ., ... • ..,,.7 
aT ^ ra and v* a loo playeo around with it quite a bit j..n»nJ _ 
around the qrapple pin, and as you hinted around yosUaLaay, 1., 
?caUy not 111" that' difficult to do. We used everything . o.u 
disoosel using both alpha and delta ca.no rev. and the aigxtol 
readouts. We" did it without the benefit of tne oanwras, ju.,v. 
using the digitals. 



SP AC ECR AVT 



Okay 



ture down here now and just u: 



CAPCO'-l We got a good p. - 

;he digital and visual and we did it also -just puroly visual 
•Ve had no problems with any of it, you 3 uet nave *o take .t a 
little slower a:; you wight surmise and use your o\c .vil x-> n o, ,. 
The technioua that we reconvene to you is 10 take it to the 

-;ition using the co.-nT.anded operator r.ovu'ftanw. .r.ancuv-^-. 
th,. roll anqlo per th--; cue card, the _wr ir>t^ ro.i. 
,t to do in Orbxter unloaded is just Oo a pint: 
* till you qet near the vicinity ofc the grappJ.e 
top and at" this point I'd r:cco;',Mend ones jjcia;r. 
00s j t ion and attitude coordinates and your wr 1 s 
J And then using alpha and delt.'; 
which does giv* you a little bit of an angle i udge J^'^ ^ 
think the X -Position is proper. You won't: rave any trouoJ.c - 
a l] , ot course, with the other positioning 
or left right tilt, but the X-VosUion i 
no to jud:ie. But wich th 

• ' and ir.^y then on all you 
qrappio. 



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and 



howver por, 
then vitrifying 
Then all you go 
maneuver around 
right near the 
checking your . 
roll tiKile, dressing that up. 



the 



you wight imagi 

eyeballs; you can get it pretty well 
to do in drive it right on in and do 



tore and aft ci 
most difficult 
a.^eras and yous 



ok.-i 



CAPCOM And we're not going to pursue that any further 

unless you have soiao questions or you can third: of ««t,u,>] ui-c 
you would like for op to try for you. 



'•PACSCKAfr'T 
appreciate tl 
you for 



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,t though. Hank 
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■:t'H all the help 
, can I take tin; « 



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^ STS-3 'AIR/GROUND THAttSCRIPT tl33j GMT 83:20:17. PAGE 2 



CAPCOM Columbia, (garble) the delta camera if? yours for 

awhile. And Columbia, we're looking in the overhead windows at 
you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. What you're look:' rig at going by straight 
back from us is wa? Lake Tahoe . Went by pretty quick, but now 
you're seeing the mountains through Nevada here with snow on most 
of them, but still dr/ ground in the valley. 1 was hoping to 
catch San Francisco but I didn't get it away cjuick and we-' went 
right over the Golden Gate just a couple of minutes ago. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're getting the scene from the delta 

camera now. It's really a beaut it'ul site Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're coding ov?r some of the beautiful .---.and 
dessert. The colors are even more descriptive, raoce colorful 
from up here because you can nee all of them together. They're 
as colorful as the pictures you see. You don ' t~ realize it when 
I'm on the ground but they're a very beautifully Painted 
Desert. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, looks good to us and we can also see 

'■soth wings in the picture. That's a pretty machine you're flying 
gin also. 

SPACECRAFT It is that. It rer ■ y flys smooth. And now we're 
coming over some snow covered atou . .a ins*. And right directly 
below us we can see the circular shaped irrigated fields a J 1 
messed up together, all different colors like a checkerboard. 
Okay, now we're coming over some in i owe a tern farmland, you can it 
looks like a patchwork quilt:. Farmers have all their field;; in 
different States or cultivation or growth and now are dark green 
and some o I hers are very light brown and lots of in betwec-vi." 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, 30 seconds to a short LOS hero. 

Absolutely fantastic television, makes rno wish I'd have stowed 
aboard . 

SPACECRAFT Well we got room for you George, but you won't bo 
far away. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we've got the mod conference :■•>, .ing 

up here at 



END OF TAPC 



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SPACECRAFT on the ground and lots in between. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, 30 secoads to a short LOS here. 

Absolutely fantastic television, makes me wish I'd s towed £.'..oard. 

SPfiCKCRAlT Well, we got too* for you George , but you wi 3 1 be 
far away. 

CAPCOM And Columbia we've got the Med conference com in .J up 

here at 4 plus 23. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I bat just, 1 bet what your looking at will 
be a lot more- interesting. 

CAPCOM That's Cor sure. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston we're back wit.'i you for 1) 

. minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, just hud a temp... 

CAPCOM Roger, we're ready Gordo. Columbia, Houston, Gordo 

we're looking at the temps right now and no aotJ.cn tor the 
•nomcnt. 

SPACECRAFT where we are r-oorgo, b-H the land marks vo nee 

on the ground aren't all that distinctive at this point, and then 
when they do bpeome that wry we seeM to i,r c overed -i i:h o*;oi:0s. 
But this is a good old Anor ioa f»o;r- see the shining vc>\ in ju..;t 
12 minutes, and it really is America the beauti : : t.3 . 

CAPCOM Rorjcr that Jack. 

SPACKC^AFT V?e can even ;..ee rso.ne airplane cont ra i 1 r, Coju 
there, Look'.; like they • re headi ng toward o hie-ago. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we've got just a f c-w seconds left, f>nd 

the Med con i!er esv.-e is next. 

SPACECRAFT V/ell. looks 3 ike probably a good time 'o>- lied 
conCerenc:? be can re we're 'jetting *,\>>?.v:-.::l Cnub, 3r.okr> 3 i ke kh<«y 

got a 3ot v). wc- ,.h.?.»: ever the Ka. -let. n pa r k of the United «M.;.iet* 
todciy. 

CAPCOM Hog ei , and we' 1.3 see yce .later. 

1>A0 1 h ' f. is r.hut i !«• ro n { t .o.l at 2 days 4 Liens ? I 

mineLe.; ro en icn elaoscd time. Pol ur..b. : .a is bevun<; t.r. e f.ut.,c o'.* 
the Tje)i;H'.ia r, tat ion now. li-'adj n.; d.jwn <!<.••:«: the south /ad ant io 
Ocean. Iloxt staUen is Asavie- i <.m J el and i it ID minutes. boring 
this pass ever the U..'.. Astronaut Iie.iVy ih.i I sriel.d told the «:r"w 
about, the at; apple test that he icn ht id <>n the graond, 'ieser i be .) 



'TS-3 AIR/GJ*OUND TRANSCRIPT tl39j GMT 83:20:19 PAGE 2 

the techniques ho used to grapple the plasma diagnostics package 
without the use oC the wrist camera. Hank Hartsfield is the 
Pilot for STS-4, the next Shuttle mission. We al.no had good 
television throughout l-his pass, television tour across the 
country, and the end oL : the pass was devoted to private medical, 
confer: enc<"> , at 2 days 4 hours 32 minutes mission elapsed 
conference, this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 tluys 4 hours 41 

minute:? mission elapsed tins. Shuttle about 30 seconds away from 
acquisition through Ascension Island. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Ascension for 4 and 1/2 

minutes, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I ' n; getting a cyclic :>onr> teir.p Message -.-very 
coup'.e seconds and I'm going to sec if 1 can see which one is 
coming out. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, v/o copy and we're ready to take the 

RKG heaters to uuto, over. 

SPACliCIiAi'T one on seven is -10, is that too cold? 

JAPCOi; negative C >rdo, that's not loo cold, but go aht.ad 

and take the KM;; heatvrs to auto. 

fiPM. , i:CJv\P 7 Thoy are in auto. Hoed to f icx.ru out a way to 
override this h ..cause i I s olobbe r iny our caution and \varr«i?! t ) . 

CAPC'M Ye?, v.e can see tliat down here Gordo. 

CAPC'M Columbia, Houston, Gordo v,o see teinps rc.nir.g up and 

it should o i op your jness^ges Eni r1\> t x ..ick'i y . 

SPACJXiw.pi: Okay. 

CAPCOM Col innhia , Hour-ten a jnj.r."W ; loft in thJ s pass, r cl- 
ou i: i 1 »rot. , m<n.icn u'% yes u&i: vidf;'> i..:<r»..- re.r.>rdi ng ol the pay load 
bay door t: losing venter day aClen.ooiW 



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,- STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl40j GMT 83:20*43 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT ...Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. A minute left in this pass. 

For our in format ion, did you get video tape recording of the 
pay load br-y door closing yesterday afternoon. 

SPACECRAFT No wa didn't Pinky. We got in a rush and just 
looking at it just really looked like it wouldn't have proved 
a thing to you. So wo real-time di dr. 1 wach ■ * hb it so we tried 
to get thee theodolite readings and put all our onphasis on 
them. 

CAPCOM Okay. Gordo that's no sweat. Good to hoar that it 

wan nominal. 

SPACECRAFT The door, the port-, doer just car.se? down absoliH,ely 
flush on be t.h cue:.; as w« conic, toll visually. And we couldtt' t 
see bow any VTR «»r anything would have helped enhance yoet 
analysis . 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo we copy that. We're 1 r > seconds LOS. 

Bovswanna in next in 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Speaking of VTRs, I've got a moss here. The tape 
{_ from this cassette I'm trying to pa 3 1 out is a 1.1 down in there 
v " pulling cut. of the caosei- to . It's jannKd in there you wit* hi. 
think about that and we'll talk about it in a minute. 

CAPCOM We copy. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Ascension has loss or 

signal r.e>;t station Pot .win a in 5 minutes . At 2 days A hours CI 
minutes Kiss ion ? ; ;lansed V i r.-.e , tliis is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control et 2 dayr? 4 hour-; 52 

minutes Mission }0 apscd Li.Me, we ' , e standing by toe icc/jisticn 
through bot:;v;ana . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Ponton through botsw..;ma for 1/2 

mi nut . 

SPACECR.Y. r T Okay got. you loud and cleuc . 

t'APCC ■' RO'io: Gordo. A con pi a o; little l.iii ngs vhen you 

did the ov«?r3 ap cht'ck yesterday on the p.iyK>-d hay doors, x wo/idoi: 
if you could giv-.; us a reading on the overlap t>,r>t was on the 
Oi agram on >',-2<> in the C.'a'. 

SPACKORM'T There vasn ' t cny. It !o:>;.;"l , i to the just a minute 
\ '.et ny check ny notes. 0!.:.y Pinky, besie.-.l 3y they were 1 1 the 
3 a tclies best we eoufi d teJ w .n e cowing in or. r i c t t y rav-h the no 
deflection trajoci t.,ry al though the Lop l.< tobes nem;W ' 12 trough 



r AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tKOj GMT C;3:20:<53 PAGE 2 

i:e the first ones in and they were conna intersect richt at 
]■:,.;■; alpha. The forward latches number"! through 4 wore co,-,r ng 
in they were .still up troiA where the lost latches were but t beir 
trajectory would have i ntercepteo that horizontal !<-.g about a 
third of the way fro:-, A to Y>. Is that understandable? 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. That's a good description. Tl\- -hs a 

lot. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Don't 'know if yo;i ' vo g otter, a 

chance to r*;.ad the PGU temps today. We'd like to net an idea of 
how those lmve l>.:en running. 

SPACdCR:\FT ...turn you over to the gardener and he'll read 
them to you . 

CAPCOM Okay thanks. 

SPACKCftftP'i* Okay here's another episode in the story of old 
Jack in the .Hor,r,;^ta Ik . Which one dees hi want: juf-t the lave one 
or I've got a couple. 

CAPCOM We'd like them both Jack please . 

I 3PACnCRAFT Say again. 

CAPCOM We'd like both the morning y.-.d afternoon. 

SPACECRAFT Okay this one in at 1/21' 5. hi) the lights vo.e in 
the right conficin: at ion and the ter.oorakuj i'S were rd:a r t.i ng with 
number 7, 22.7 22.6 22.3 22.5 22.0 and 23. o. The r-n.* I josc. read 
a while ago v.- ay day 2/4 hours and IS minute?:, a 3. I the light:: v-:re 
the way they ouoht to Temperatures starting v/i th m»m!vr 7, 

26.0 26.1 25. n *:5.8 1>6.4 27.-:. Over. 

CAPCOM Okay daek. We copy all that and thank.'* a lot. For 

Gordo with stuck cassette in the v?R you can go ahead and t*.ke 
the scissors and cut that tape If: you need it to g"i. it out of 
the VTK. Over. 



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, S'j.3-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl41j GMT 83:20: 56 PAGE 1 

" SPACECRAFT ( gar bio ) 

CAPCCM Okay , Jack,- we copy all that and thanks a lot . 

Gordo, with tho c?^setv:e in the VTK you ean go ahead a .1 tak 
scissors and cut thai: fa pa if you need it Lo gel. W out or i 
VTR, over. 

SPACIXKAFT Okay, but I hate to cat K a'-.O fchov have liU.j. 
Pieces all r.tuck 3 a there-, just a second there, I ' 1.3 handU 

CAPCOM Roger, that and we're 30 roc: end?; i.Ofi . And 

Yarragadce in no:., at fi plus 3.1 and .'Jack, just a rt Mi. rid or , w> 

going to bs wanting to fcroooj eshoot the speaker box on the 
flight deck later on,, over. 

SPA-wiCRAFT Okay. 

PAO Thin is Shuttle Control. uot&wtnn liar, l. i^r, of 

signal with Columbia. Spacecraft noving out now ov.-j: the !>:■ 
Ocean toward the tracking a tat ion in Yar r a;;;;dee , Austr-iJ i a. 
Acquisition there in .13 mi mi tea. At '?. day;; 4 hour.-:, mini) v. 
mission elapsed time this is Mission Coat: ol Mousi.on. Cclu ; .,; 
Houston through Yarragadoe for G minuter: . 

^ ^PACi:-?" AFT He 1 ] o Hon t on . 

PAO And Columbia, I've got an attitude for yen at 1 

next ascending mode it you want to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead, a inky. 

PftO Roger, I'd like yon to maneuver to roll 90 dec; 

pitch 4.2, yaw 1.8, and «tarh the 2 times orb rate rotation";, 
hour ft 23 mi u u i. a r 4 9 aeco n a y , ov e r . 

SPACBCRAM' Okay, I copy 5 23 '."9, roll cojivnanri 0, pitch ? 
and yaw 1.8, is that affirm? 

CAPCO;i That's effinrafci ve. And we'd like to al«o chv.r. 

your uiiic;i.<at:i rate in DAP A 4 from .3 to ..135. 



SPAC/XUAPT 



Okay, I suppose we can do that right now , cat 



CAPCOM That's affirmative. And Col nubia Ilce.s ton, 

a Blight mod to the yu.>«.-al;or box checkout procedure that 'r 
kel epi. inter message IS bravo. Thr.t war. the Cap change n.c 
thai: went up l his morning. 

SPACECRAFT I have it here in sny hand. 

CAPCOM Okay, and correction, that was- 1*> Charley, 

line !M not 1 ce v.o lef!: that line blank and that':, r;o wo c 



(^ ( T5-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t]4Lj GMT 83:20:56 PAGE 2 

write in. We'd like you to take the rcode to PT'f PTT, ovo::. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's ifcodo PTT PTT and lino 24 and I w 
get tiny messed up a little bit wi t--j a piece of ts-c, could 
tell in.c- what line 25 says after c:CU power? 

CAPCOM Roger, it says off, harens verifying. 

SPACriCkAFT Okay. 

CAP COM And Columbia, Jack, if yon think you've got t 

• could yet this out of the way at the next Go.-; in pass coming <- 

SPACECRAFT How long ' s that, George? 

CAPO.,.! That's 9 mi no to:.; fj;o;i: nov? . And there 1 s no r»v 

that . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. 50 seconds to go. Guam is 

at l> plus 23 and for Gordo, did you have any luck with the '■ 
in thv VTR? 

oPACrOPAPT I broke it like you said, pulled it out of the- 
I think it's CI. nsw. And Pinky, Tho ascending mod'-.- hero har 
changed . Cause I ' n looking at the (paose) . It's a different 
I guess that's - .:he reason for iL, huh. 

CAPCO:; That's affirmative, Jack. Use the Unv.i ve re:, 

up. An., t hi c t e ' s 1 6 u i n u r. < j a 1 1 n . 

PAG This is Shuttle Control . Yarraqadoo has loss 

signal. On tin's orbit Guau is ne;ct in (5 Ti.innf.es. At 2 days 
hours 1C Minutes mission elapsed t i r.ia this is shuttle Conu:<. 
Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 2 day;- f» hours ?3 r.anuk 
miss i en elapsed time. Sbuttilc arbiter is approaching acquis 
through Guam and just beginning it's 37th orbit. 

CAPCO/' Columbia p.ouston with you through Guam for G 

minutes,. 

SPACr.CP.AVi' Okay Uurvyh Guam, looks like we got the rota.t 
going .aid go ah-; ad with the 



F.ETD Or' TAP 



■ "VTC-3 AIR/GROUSD TR^sHfjCRl PT tl42j GMT 83.21:03 PAGE i 
(garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 clays !; hours 23 

ironute.G nr'.fsw Ion elapsed tiwo. Shuttle or biter ir> tvporoaohii.-q 
acqu ; f i tion through Guam and just bog '■ nn.i iicj its .';7 : ;h otto t . 

CAPCO 5 Columbia, Houston with you through Guam for $ 

iti. 1 .nuttjs . 

RPACl'lCftAF'L Okay, through Guom look:; iifcc- we got the rotation 
going and go ahead with the speak <.•*:. 

CAPOOM Roger O&ck. Columbia, llouctoa, .7,;::!; it yo>.y.-: ;:t!c\£y 

to t-c.'u'.t tbii speaker valor.* 1 can qiv- you a long count. 

Sp;.i' " liFT Oh no t ' 1,1 not ready. O!-; ay , ready Cor a shoi: v 
count tooiije. 

CAPCC.'-i Roger, Columbia, Houston with a shore connt , 1, 

2, A, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, count out. 

SP/ crcHAPT Okay, do it again. 

CA?\'.'0M Roger Jack, one r.oce tir,\e with tho short coiu;:.. 

^l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 count: out. 

SP',C'i CJ.V 'T Scows lo work okay, how C<j you re;..] nc: Gao'-gvY 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, J ' in reading you loud <-nd cloa;:. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let ino? !;p?i;l; to yoo through the; speak or I'll 

turn of .<: the h;ad;:seu; so and we'll get the feedback'. 

CAPCOM Roger tli^L Jack, and it nou.uls-- real good. And 

Jack verify that your reading us . . . 

SPACJXRAl-'T VCV.O off scale low or romo thing like that? 

SPaCj'-CKAFT ITEG.... 

CAPCOM Poger Columbia, riw; you t ot a i;icssa<n» Pi'flC off 

seal-; .low? 

r.PACUCK.V'T :;ays that an 0/J., whatever that r,u-i. t -.s off 

1 ow e r a 1 1 1 oui: of 1 i ,d i t s p l o b a i > 1 y . 

CAPC'vl And Jack , your coi^i in pretty noj ry .wc!. fchr t 

speaker box , and we' n? looking at the: P pf.G foi you . 

..•PAC^CRM"'!' .'lay again about tho nnoak-.") bo*. 



Chvcc: 



Roger, y (»•»}' corral 



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AIR/GROUMD TRANSCRIPT t.U2j GMT 63: 21:09 PAGE 2 

speaker box, can you describe the quality of ours? 

SPACECRAFT . . . .yours is acceptable I'd say pretty o.ood . 

CAK:o:: Anci Jack, that, is qood news . And d .' d you have to 

cycle the circuit breaker to get it back? 

SPACECRAFT no tho circuit breaker was 5 i. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT The only switch we novod was the; CCU power on tho 
old station, it was on speaker. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy the CCU power was on. And Jack we 

see the star trackers need items :s and *i, need to recall spec: ?\ 
and release it and cycle the shutters on the star trackers" also, 
over . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston 1 minute in this pass. The 

ground is com- nan a in .3 the FPF.G nov; nothing for you to worry about 
there. We assume that the speaker box test was 100 percent 
successful and that you'll be using it konioht Cor your sleep, 
over. 

SPACECRAFT That's afCirn.. 

CAPCOM Roger that, end did you copy the slat traokei: ? 

SPACECRAFT Yes, I Ml do the stai tracker s spec 21 also, ri<; 3 ht? 

CAPCOM That's right, spec 21 and i tera 3 and -\ and cycle 
the shutters. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I did it and thoy immediately went closed. 

CAPCOM Roger, it looks good, a short Hawaii pass is next. 

SPACECRAFT And bath thu are looking at the Earth, I quess 
that's the reason . 

CAPCOM Copy that. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Gcs.i iu.-. tors of r.i jv n?. . 

Next station is Hawaii, with a short pass of ;iust over ha't I' "a 
minute, that ii^vaii pa:-s La 10 and }/'?. minu'-«v-; . o^-: Curra, J a ok 
Lo«'sm-'i and CAiCO-i Georqe no 2 con r.tn a tost m t h-» i.ii«i.'«.'c c peak-.M" 
box, r.fi.jn A J r \) the v.M.^r.;if t sid it ,:i v :<i r •; to v..'n k sal v., .i,;^--,' 
< both fion the i.'-'m; i's no-ret of v i ew and I a "■ Co 1 u;-'b * o ' s c. ", ad' j s 
■-^oin' or view. At /: days 'j noors 3.1 rd nut.es this is Sim t tie 
Control Houston. 
EUD OF 7/^F, 



*TS-3 AIR/GROONkJ TRANSCRIPT tl43j GMT 83 1 21 1 31 PAGE 1 



PAO and the Columbia's conander's point of view. At 2 

days 5 hours 31 minutes mission elapsed tine this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 

CAPCON Columbia Houston through Hawaii. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, .J 're hearing you through Hawaii, George. 
And I've got a comment about the getaway special. 

CAPCOM Okay, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT When I, okay, when I typed in the numbers on 4-42 I 
came up with a second half of the sequence. So apparently at 
some time in the past we have done the first part of the sequence 
and we're instructed to wait 10 minutes and forgot about it so 
the things that were sitting there in the first half of one of 
those sequences, probably which was last night I'm not sure, but 
I think that was the last time we fooled with it, so right now 
it's sitting in the hot to late L04L is tripped and the question 
is do you want it to sit there like that for awhile or do you 
want to start a new sequence? 

CAPCOM Okay, standby, we'll get an answer on that, Jack. 

Here on the aft flight deck, I've got a configuration on panel 
A12 for you. 

SPACECRAFT Air i gh t . 

CAPCOM Okay, it's APO heater, on the top row lube oil line 

1 should be in B auto. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Jack, we think you just bumped the switch on 
that one. 

SPACECRAFT Yea that's probable. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS. Buckhorn is at 46 

and we'll get you an answer on the GAS there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, my guess is that if your look on page 4-20 
(garble) last night and I did the first half of that and forgot 
to do the second half for having to wait 10 minutes and that's 
the problem we identified before this all happened about this 
waiting 10 minutes. 

CAPCOM Yea, I agree, Jack. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Loss of signal at STS-3 



•a,:':'. 

AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl43j GMT 83*21:31 PAGE 2 

1 bUwali. Buckhorn in about a little over 4 minutes. At 2 days 5 
hours 42 minutes mission elapsed tine this is Shuttle Control. 
This Is Shuttle Control at 2 days 5 hours 45 minutes mission 
elapsed time. Botswana will acquire Columbia in about 15 
seconds . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you over the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead George. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, on the GAS we'd like to backup and 

review the bidding on that one, so if you could give us a summary 
of what you think" s happening the last day then we can synch up 
on it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I think last night on page 4-29 I did the 
first half of that and I got distracted and did not do the second 
half, so it's been sitting there waiting to do the second half 
all night till now. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, thanks. 

SPACECRAFT And that's e write in, of course, and that's what 
we were saying before flight about all these last minute changes 
and it juut goes to show you what happens. 

' CAPCOM Yes we hear you Jack . 

SPACECRAFT They just for a little bit of easier reducing data 
or something they might win the battle but lose the war. I know 
you're not responsible for it, George, (garble) you probably 
remember our conversation. 

CAPCOM Sure do, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I didn't do that on purpose either. George, you 
want us to turn off the display switch on the OSS command status 
display panel, just to save the red letters? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, you can go ahead and shut that down. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's done. Now when I punched the numbers 
in the getaway special controller the answers came out to be ones 
you'd expect in the second half other than the ones you'd expect 
in the first half. 



END OF TAPE 



ITS- 3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl44j GMT 83 1 21 1 49 PAGE 1 



SPACECRAFT Okay, that's good. whan I punched 

the numbers into the getaway special controller the answers came 
out to be the ones that you'd expect in the second half other 
than the ones you'd expect in the first half. 

CAPCOM Yea, we understand Jack, we're just trying to get 

the pay loads guy to decide what he wants to do, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll work it out what ever way he likes. We 
got a great view of Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we're sure there. 

SPACECRAFT George, we're getting a couple of good pictures of 
our landing site come Monday and looks like super clear day on 
White Sands. Hope we got one like that Monday. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we do to. And Columbia, we're 30 

seconds from a 1 minute LOS over the states. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, got a good shot of the Midland Odessa. 

CAPCOM Roger, I'm afraid it's a little cloudy outside 

here. You can see us. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like it might be a little overcast in Houston 
today, George. 

CAPCOM Yea, I'm afraid so, Jack. Been raining last couple 

of days. Columbia Houston, we're 1 minute to LOS. Botswana's 
next at 6 plus 28 and a reminder, we're looking forward to a TV 
of the bees and moths coming up and I'd like to see how Gordo's 
doing in his suit donning. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of range at 

the Merritt Island Florida station now. Heading down across 
South America on orbit number 37. Start of this pass 
considerable discussion between Jack Lousma and the ground on the 
getaway special canister. Lousma reporting that he did half of 
the procedure last night and then became distracted and did not 
finish it. Came up to time to do it again today and it was not 
in the proper configuration. He's been taking photographs on 
this trip across the United States. Reported a super clear day 
at White Sands. Says he got some good photographs of Midland and 
Odessa, Texas. Commented on Houston's cloud cover. Next station 
is Botswana in 24 minutes. At 2 days 6 hours 3 minutes mission 
elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle 
Control at 2 days 6 hours 27 minutes. We have acquisition at 
Botswana. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl44j GMT 33 i 21 t 49 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 1 and 1/2 

■inutas. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, hearing you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. The payloads guys have looked at the 

PPEG and determined that it's working OK. And standby. And 
Jack, I have a short GAS procedure when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'd like you to check relay number 3. You 

can do that by clearing and entering a 3 and see if it's in 
the.... 

END OF TAPE 



SW-3 m/taOWD WIMCUW «44j OHT83.J1.4, ,A8« 1 
4 dCMTT Okay, that' a aoad 

tna ntmbara Into tha oatavav bb.sI.1 ^ " h,n 1 Punchad 

out to ba tba ona« that vcuVEo.^ lS Kf U,t **• «»•»«• oa«a 
than th. on., you'd axJacTu SETeitM hS!f!* e ° nd h *" 0th " 

srSri— - ,.t 

srs sa*-^ ~ -j.t d .v„ „y h . llk ... w . 

CAPCOM Rog. r , Jack# wt , r# aur# thw> ^ 

whit. 3.nd.. hop. „. got on. likittlt 1 ^^* CUar day on 

^ SSL fro. JTS^MS & .t^.? olu - bU - 30 

SPACECRAFT Okay, got a good .hot of th. Midland Od..... 
2JS?" You c.n R n: r u.. r " afr * id • ""I, oloudy out.id. 

?odir^rg.. Uk * " b. . littl. ov.rc..t in Hou.ton 

ColuSi. Ho«;IS*" # ! 0 : J a f k ' ,f; n lot coupl. 

n.xt at 6 plu. 28 and I rSliUJ*! »inut. to LOS. Botswana's 
of th. b.a? 2* a o^g n 2 tr an rifd J°°. k1 ? 9 f ° rward to 1 ™ 

doing in his auit donning. P d llkt t0 ••• how Gordo's 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garbl.) 

|S M.rritt I.SS3 Fio?iSri;.?°si r ^ °si u ;? ia ° ut ° f ^ 

South America on orbit nunblr 37 S^t S!^? 9 down 8Cr ° 88 
consid.rabl. discussion hltlLn J f f thli 
getaway spacial ctiKSr. t 2f^^^S »• ff ound on «>• 
th. procdur. last night and ?hli 5JP° rtin ? that he did half of 
finish it. caa. up to timm £ 22 fjcaa. distracts and did not 

l:? ia «.? rip * cr ° 8 « th. Onit.d Stat*. !2J5 a ?i3 9 P hot °WPh» on 
at Whit, sands. Says h. got som! ^«Jf Kl!^ a * up * r cltar d «y 
Od.s.j, T.xas. Co»i.ntId 9 on tSZJSfi SKS 9 "*" ° f Mldland ^ 
if Botswana in 24 ainut... At 2 dSS.% h2S.°T*f ' Mext 8 **tion 
•Lps.d tia. this is Shuttl. Control Vi.52!" 3 ?f nut88 »i»«ion 
Co rol at 2 days 6 hours 27 mW°i S! t0n * Thia is ««ttl« 
Botswana. " rainut ««. W. hav. acquisition at 




STS-3 AIR/OROOND TRANSCRIPT tl43j GMT 64 1 22 1 28 PAGE I 

CAPCON ..whan your ready. 

SPACECRAFT okay 90 ahead. 

CAPCON 
can do 
latana 

it to HOT, * 
latent, ovar 

flight M f« Md 1 hop, „ c „ eontinu. it (or « tt» M*"a.yi 

^^u^^^j^jsr^ • oon to *«- 

CAFCOM Roger that. Guaa ia naxt at 6:58. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

fi? * Thii *• Shuttle Control, Columbia ia aona out of 

tharanga of tha Botawana atation. Next iaGu« in'IS ainStel 

wi?S thl Ll^?^ TO ?2" tUltt#d th# fo * baocing tha «aw 

■inutaa this ia Shuttla Control Bouaton. 

£?£.,«... .<..< Thi *, la shuttl « Control at 2 daya 6 houra 57 
otlit 'a^ ?i°5n*i aPM 2 tlB# - ha. it.rtad U. 38th 

orbit. And it 30 aaconda away froa acquiaition through Guaa? 

CAPCOM Columbia, Bouaton through Guaa for 6 ainutee. 

SPACECRAFT Read you loud and claar. 

ACECRAFT stand by ona. 
SPACECRAFT Okay, you want payload aft Main B off? 



Wi-3 AIR/OK**) TRANSCRIPT tl45j ONT Mi22i28 PAGE 2 
CAPCOM That*! affiraativa. 
SPACECRAFT It* a off. 

SKS^our raad***' thMk « J * ck 1 OAf procadura 



spacecraft 

I do it? 



Stand by on*. Okay you juat going to raad it whil. 

%?*u>. to #^^RS^oS^i5*,f*~-- flrit thin < *■ 

SPACECRAFT okay, i got it cla.rad, what'. na«t? 

2fSt atata o^alaj fi." # " t#r 1 03 - c " — *»* that 

SPACECRAFT Okay, wa got it claarad, what 'a n.xt? 

SSf5t.t. th.f°!: C i^ Ck ' llk * to i^o r.lay 03 to aaa 



SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAFCOM 
controller . 

SPACECRAFT 

PCOM 

SPACECRAFT 



Okay what you naad to do i. raad ** tha procaduta. 
*ogar, that will ba juat antar a 03. 
Okay, I gat A03L. 

«ogar thank you, now you can claar again. 

Okay. 

Now antar a 04. 
Go ahaad. 

Rogar Jack, now you can antar 04. 
Columbia, Bouaton how do you raad Jack? 
Okay loud and claar now Gaorga. Go ahaad. 
Okay, I'd lika you to antar 04 on tha hand 

Okay. Okay I antar ad 04, and got A to 04 L. 
■©gar, and antar in than OS. 

Copy. 



•Tt-3 AIR/GROOMD TSAMCXXPT t!4Sj ONT t4i23i2t >JU» 



CAFCON 
•»AC1CJUJT 
CAfCOM 
SPAdCKAfT 
CAfCQM 
«"0 Of TAPI 



That should giv« you « t04E. 
That givt ■» a A04L. 
Okty, now I nood to push th« o/§ k«y. 
... raiding you O«or««. 
Loud and elm Jack. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl46j CMT 83 1 23 1 02 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM That should giva you P04H. 

SPACECRAFT That gava m «n A04L. 

CAPCOM Okay now I naad you to push the 0/8 kay. 

SPACECRAFT How ara you raading ma Qaorga? 

CAPCOM Loud and elaar Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I did a 04, and it gava ma a A04 Lama. 

CAPCOH Rogar that Jack, and now wa naad to push tha 0/8 

SPACECRAFT okay, I did that and nothing happanad. 

^ Ro ' #r Jack » ©«• "inuta to LOS and tha plan is 

to hit tha OS to kay again, that should giva you\ P04H and ?han 
tha antar kay, and that should giva you a H04H, ovarT 

SPACECRAFT Okay, tall ma what to punch again? 

CAPCOM Rogar Jack, wa'll for gat tha GAS for a whila. Wa 

naad to gat payload aft Main B to on again, and ona mSra nota, 

SPACECRAFT PA Aft Main B is on, and 30 parcant tank B. 

SJf 0 ^. . . „ J**™ J * ck ' P lan °n 9oing LOS, and wa'ra all sat 
cor watching tha TV ovar tha s tat as, ovar. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

?*? UJ . This is Shuttla Control, Guam has loss of signal. 

SoldStSL 2# rtJ^Si.^ 2 J 1 " 0 *" w *' u talavision through 

Goldstona of tha studant axparimant, tha flying insacts, tha baas 

feht! ?J «w« I d f y V hour " 5 ainutM »i«»ion alapsad tima, 
this is Shuttla Control Houston. 

P t° ^ i , This *■ shut *l« Control at 2 days 7 hours 19 
^?:!«.? lM ^ n #1 f PMd tiat ' Columbia's 30 saconda away from 
acquisition through Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston is with you through tha Statas, 

SPACECRAFT Okay Gaorga wa'ra raading you loud and claar. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT U4«j GMT 83 t 23 t 02 PAGE 2 
bSfSnd moths/™ th# ,M§ * nd Wt ' rt l0Okln « £o ™«* * th. 

aoout, how long o£ a pass have we got for thea? 
CAPCOM Roger, tlx ainutee Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT We'll be ready in about two. 
CAPCOM Roger that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Rouaton we're aaaing aome TV now. 

CAPCOM^ Columbia, Houston wa had a good ahot thara. Tha 

nara is will try to show hara ahortly, okay Pinky? 
CAPCOM Rogar Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT okay we're atarting all 

CAPCOM W.'rt raady. 

?n c s;: r c a o;;: r u 5h:?2 as ass*" 

bringing it out to taps it to tha wall of our airlock Aavou 

£a»?^ t S #re :* l0t8 of action ln «*• box? That-rSood^ That' • 
right on, Houston ara you salacting cameras as dwkllHilere. 

CAPCOM Rog« r Gordo, we've got a cloaa up of tha box now. 

fSi 0 ??^?" ? kay ' w#11 you can awlt <=h »s you saa fit between 
tha closa up shot and tha right angle if you like! °* tw##n 

CAPCOM Roger we -11 do that. 3 and a 1/2 minutes. 

f^SfS^w-n 0 !!??,' f* u,e , w * ran out of h *«*« to do all of thia 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're standing by. 

SPACBCRAPT Say again Houston? 

CAPCOM We're atanding by for the COR. 



•T8-3 AIVOKKWO TMN8C1UPT U«j WT (3.23.02 PAOI 3 

sWiJK: SEMttja tsMss.r.. u th - 

END Or TAPS 



StS-3 AIMWOUHD TRANSCRIPT tH7j «, FAOT X 

SKlr M - - - fitfs 2- M 2 2 «... 

CAPC0M and w«'ra atanding by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, again, Houaton. 

w# . r# standing by for tha CDR. 

SSiWcoiuSa: h s^diSrov:r?;. £ s n ?:ji«- - «• *» 

■ilaa. Flying praity flit 2h^f , t 5? 1 0nlt#d 8tat " «t 150 

And in this bSx, th2y'?i n 2t 2iii y #iiy ing f Mt,r than *• 
«• flying th«^i»/ Vr^^'SfaiS^! with ?«' *»* thty 
than wa, i think. But, anyway il JRl fii y 9 °i ng * lot f "t«r 
hay. .oa. b.aa, and ™'*E*wLi mil ^-.T? hav# "»tha, wa 
ltcvaa motha which ara poaitioSId liSZ^A Hi m hav# * omm 
propoaad by a young .an f torn SSIa 2«??^.,« Tbi- *aa 
■tudant, who an tar id I »;;?I>«Jf^ Craak, Minnaaota, a high achool 

and tha'ona wJS^aSd^c^a 1 oTISS f^J^tiV^ ? tUd# "" 
tha apacaahip Columbia and Jh.?-?f i 2? * hM hit a«P«rimant on 
•light. i„ th. £iS?t iS^2? Jo ^timuEK on oth « 

chool aciantiata aa far aa Jp.cS Sr^r« * f^*'!?' MK>n « hi * h 
in how flying inaacta Sahara i* I S^ff"'. And thU ia • «tudy 
wa haya two kinda, waaStillli oil 1$% f f!! • nvi *°""™t. And 
and tha othar kind i"a ya?y {ioh? LSi^I 1 ^ * v ! ry bl « win * 
haaviar body and a amall JiL .2 *,™ y * nd th « °thar kind with a 
•xtram... And^olt^; 1 ^^ ?a™ dSiELSV? 1 *™ th# two 
pariphary of th. box io fSt2 ShSilw2rf«55~* X !ff around th « 
W J *9gitata them a littla bi? and Zlll tL^S 0 *?** 1 ** ' 0nl "« 
likj tha moths ara doing rail b2tt!r thin ?h2 # L 9 ° ln9 i i . Now 
ju.t aort of tumbling around 5? ? h * Th « *>••• ara 

tha moths, avary onca ll » who! Ut fl W in 9 thair winga, but 
th.ra, l» MSS'tTS^aSaS^^ 1 : that ° n# rljht 
thara ara a faw baas likl thi. alt 2*?"! t0 0 9***ity and 

around. Ha 'a taking tha aaav w2 JX*!,?* 1 just bating 
don't aaa Gordo flapping hJI Y wi2. il J 00x60 iB now • You 
raally don't hava tS^thaJ l£ 2?l 212 *' S ° th# "° th> 
and it looks lika moat all of thU ;„.!? # f!! wre laun chad with ua 
of these larvaa hara will tSLh !S*f rvi T ad ' 1 think *h«t a one 
baa. and tha mothl Son^ oo SSL^ U %r " up hM * Now tha 
to m. Right now 2 t£a 9 !o52? 9 S;t ^t^hTSS^ ao - thi «9 
with aoma aort of a sugar watar Elhl^fL f you ■•• » v »l^a 
you might faad to a hummin?bi?d i ^SJST ln »°»«thing that 
and thara'. a wick ao SiSwh.n ' t^a? "ft! 1°"^* " y and on th * 
it .omahow thay can gat aom.thing to aat. and WOVe U P to 

S?"*'.. 20^: js^a^'nt^r y °- 

Botswana i. coming up naxt at 8 pi" Ja? * 9r#at show - 



nTS " 3 AlVQWXmo TRANSCRIPT tl47j (Mr 83 1 23.24 PAG8 2 
SPACECRAFT Gat what you naadad? 



CAPCOM 



Yaa, thanka a lot, Gordo. 



CAPCOM Roaar, wa copy, and that'a good work. 

£&• &nfr£ y So;!.5s;" " " lnotM ■ i,,ion * 

KND OP TAPS 



ST3-3 AIR/GROWD TRANSCRIPT t!48j GMT 83 1 23 » 30 PAGE 1 

58*- -..^."fs ■s's.'srB.'srK.f" • 

SPACECRAFT Tonight? Ysah, that should b« okay. 
CAPCOM ok, that sounds good. 

as?-,. ...ocfn^'.M sri, ss^isra ssr r 

SPACECRAFT I am. 

.n^c.n'If.r.S.^'' "»:— .« 

CSSf"* ° k " y - HO,, ' d th " W f" <=«•• out down th.r. 
CAPCOH Caa. out jut gr.at Jack. 

SP»CSC*AFT Ha. th. llahtlns okay. 

~>ACKSWT Okay, I'll do th. procour. on 4-42, thank you. 
SS5L on ttafKl * c ~ lna,r ' * ou ^ "«»* h.« to wait t.„ 



JM-J AIR/OROUND TKAHSCMW tI48j GMT 83.23.30 FAGB 2 
SPACECRAFT Okay 4 8. 

™Bot».„.. sit ssif? 1 ^ =? iu -"» *• ~* * «»9. 

thi. i. .fiui«. „it„r H 2uJ?S5! nut "' Bi " lon 

End of tape. 



AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl49j GMT 84 i 00 t 34 PAGE 2 
f* 9 !?* 1, - Th * ntxt •tat ion to aee Columbia will b* - w ,w 

SS^nutaa. Colu " bla HouBton you through Santiago for 

SPACECRAFT Okay, load and cl.ar. w. h.va initiated the watar 
CAPCOH ? Rogtr copy and ar. you doing tha v-cap baa« 

^ca^baaa N «Si C ° limbia HOU8t ° n you ln tl " of th. 

SPACECRAFT Thafa affirmative Gaorga. 

aftar thi. p... STEtlSLS C 1 2.t°.S t ?plS°SSf ,,g 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPTS tl50j GMT 84:01*18 PAGE-1 

CAPCOM^ Colu»bi. Houston, through Botswana for 6 ana « half 

SPACECRAFT Okay, wa'ra still hard at It hara. 
CAPCOM Rogar that. 

Mt-t^o^ 

CMCOH Ok»y, Gordo «• copy. 

SPACKMW Right now It ..«, to b. going .tr.ight up. 

sets. rs«B - -~«~ - 

CAPCOM That affiraativa. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM^ Columbia Houston, on. ainuta LOS, IOS ia naxt at 9 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

acquisition through tha Indian Ocaan' station? pa#d tin * ' or 
WOOM^ Col»bl« Boutton, through IndLn Oc..„ tor 7 

roii . n ,i.. for I .r:.Ho„ , !5:t? u ?^ u ^. t ;.*ja? ,, ?o t ^r you • 



( STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPTS tlSOj GMT 34:01:18 PAGB-2 
SPACECRAFT Go ahaad, Gaorga. 

CAPCON Rogar, Jack, and this is a twaak of your attituda 

for tba night, it puts us about 5 dagraas ahaad in roll with tha 
small mismatch that wa'va got, it'll bring us through avan in tha 
middla o£ tha night and laava us about 5 dagraas bshind it in tha 
morning, so wa won't naed anothar twaak. And tha anglas ara roll 

pitch 4 * 2 ' yaw 1#8 ' * nd llk# to stact tha rotation at 

1100 hours. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I copy, thank you Gaorgs. How ara tha aya 

viawing of tha, ara thay going to ba all right. 

CAPCOM Thay look raal good Jack, thay '11 go for tha night. 

SPACECRAFT Do I hava to maka tha IMU alignmant or ara wa going 
to kaap tha IMDs whara thay ara? 

CAPCON And Columbia Houston, Jack wa'va got two stars in 

tha tabla and you'ra go to torqus tha IMDs. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thanks. 

CAPCOM And thosa ara stars 36 and 12 Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll tarninata idla and sat up tha star 
trackars than. 

CAPCOM Rogar. Columbia Houston, is Gordo on tha logs 

thara? 

SPACECRAFT Go ahaad. 

CAPCOM Rogar Gordo, wa'va dacidad sinca wa'va got planty 

of opportunities coming up in tha flight to forgo tha backup 
cradla for today, so in, whan wa coma to tha RMS, tha PDP barth 
thara, you can go ahaad and powardown tha RMS. 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl51j GMT 84: 01 1 48 PAGE 2 

>l..lon .l.p.«, ti«, thl. i. ShattlJ y 2i„2„r5S«t2n? * 
tiL 1. s 4. „. shu " 1 « MiMlon Control. Mii.ion alapsad 

s?^o«. Bo..?r^o: , 'aoi„i sfflsK;- 

SPACECRAFT Boy, you guy. work day and night don't you Dava? 
CAPCOM wall, wt raally an joy it Jack. 

powar down that POP but I naad a latast MET of diathiZ 



30 



gj.r down that POP but I na.d a i.tot MW o? dlMblHS th* 
SiESt!!. and -.^li J * Ck ', L * t,at MZT of ii 11 houra, 

^.v??*.-^ !?o5 B i..„oo b 2^'o„ f t^ , : y .^. i 

-alactad to 8 and voloa or raoord tha monitor laval thara. 
END OP TAPS 



^ STS-3 AIR/GRO0ND TRANSCRIPT tl51j GMT 84:01:48 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAPT Okay. I'll atart right now 
SPACECRAFT Okay. I got you. Halt till it's «... 

ass of .as St!""'' b * c * uM ■"••«■ ■ tm i » th « 

SPACECRAPT Okay. 

^r.^^^^^ a, 

SPACECRAPT Oh wa hava pratty conaiatant 9 bv « 

... n-s.-yss.'WB in s-r^rs ts.- - ~" 

CAPCOM okay. wa copy. 

SPACECRAPT (garbla) 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAPT Wa havan'f pickad up any junk yat. 

Siva a.'^rsi'TifrbS Viin; ™- " 

to^ow. • R ° 9#r ' tnd "* look fo *" d to •O'Wnfl with you 

ZFZStF Thanhs a!. 0 -'" and t0 — l * nd - 11 th - of 

CAPCOM Rogar. 

PA0 ™ f iM «hut tla Control. Columbia ia out of ranga 



V. TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl45j GMT 84t22t28 PAGE 1 
CAPCOM ..when your ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, we'd like you to check relay number 3, we 

can do that by clearing and entering a 3 on see if it's in the 
latens mode, see if relay 3 is not latent, we'd like you to put 
it to HOT, if it is then go back to relay 4, and put it to 
latent, over. 

SPACECRAFT How bout you just telling me the procedure and I'll 
do it like you say it. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we'll get that to you at Guam. 30 

seconds left this pass. One other thing, at 6 hours and 21 
minutes you became the crew with the most time in the shuttle, so 
I'd like to congratulate you and the vehicle on the longest 
flight so far and I hope we can continue it for a few more days 
here. 

SPACECRAFT Thanks, that is record probably soon to be broken 
but, we'd like to more than double that. 

•APCOM Roger that. Guam is next at 6 t 58. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Columbia is gone out of 

the range of the Botswana station. Next is Guam in 28 minutes. 
CAPCOM passed up procedure for the getaway special during this 
shorh pass and also congratulated the crew for becoming the crew 
with the most time in the space shuttle orbiter. Exceeding the 
record at 2 days 6 hours 21 minutes. At 2 days 6 hours 30 
minutes this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 6 hours 57 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Columbia has started its 38th 
orbit. And is 30 seconds away from acquisition through Guam. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Guam for 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Read you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Roger, your loud and clear also. And Columbia, 

Houston, we'd like to do some trouble shooting on something we 
see in the IECM on panel Rl see if you can get payload afts Main 
B to off, we'd like to leave it off for 4 minutes, and we'll call 
up to turn it on, over. 

SPACECRAFT Stand by one. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, you want payload aft Main B off? 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl45j GMT 84 i 22 i 28 PAGE 2 
CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT It's off. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. And Jack I have the GAS procedure 

when your ready. 



SPACECRAFT 
I do it? 



Stand by one. Okay you just going to read it while 



CAPCOM yes, it's pretty straight forward, first thing is 

we'd like to get the position of relay 3. 



SPACECRAFT 



Okay, I got it cleared, what's next? 



CAPCOM Okay, if you'll enter a 03 we can see what that 
current state of relay 3 is. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got it cleared, what's next? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we'd like to put into relay 03 to see 
what state that is in. 

SPACECRAFT Okay what you need to do is read me the procedure. 

CAPCOM Roger, that will be just enter a 03. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I get A03L. 

CAPCOM Roger thank you, now you can clear again. 

. SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Now enter a 04. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, now you can enter 04. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston how do you read Jack? 

SPACECRAFT Okay loud and clear now George. Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, I'd like you to enter 04 on the hand 
controller . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Okay I entered 04, and got A to 04 L. 

CAPCOM Roger, and enter in then OS. 

SPACECRAFT Copy. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl45j GMT 84:22:28 PAGE 3 



CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

END OF TAPE 



That should give you a P04H. 

That give roe a A04L. 

Okay, now I need to push the 0/S key. 

... reading you George. 

Loud and clear Jack. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUNO TRANSCRIPT tl46j GMT 83x23:02 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 
key. 

SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 



That should give you P04H. 
That gave me an A04L. 

Okay now I need you to push the O/S key. 
How are you reading me George? 
Loud and clear Jack. 

Okay I did a 04, end it gave ne a A04 Lena. 
Roger that Jack, and now we need to push the O/S 

Okay, I did that and nothing happened. 



Roger Jack, we're one minute to LOS and the plan is 
to hit the OS to key again, that should give you a P04H and then 
the enter key, and that should give you a H04H, over. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, tell me what to punch again? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we'll forget the GAS for a while. We 

need to get pay load aft Main B to on again, and one more note, 
the water pump that's coming up will be tank Bravo, and that's at 
30 percent, over. 

SPACECRAFT P/L Aft Main B is on, and 30 percent tank B. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, plan on going LOS, and we're all set 

for watching the TV over the states, over. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. 



PAO This is Shuttle Control, Guam has loss of signal. 

Columbia misses Hawaii on this orbit. Next acquisition through 
Buckhorn in 15 and 1/2 minutes and we'll have television through 
Goldstone of the student experiment, the flying insects, the bees 
and moths experiments, during the pass over the United States on 
this orbit. At 2 days 7 hours 5 minutes mission elapsed time, 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. 



PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 7 hours 19 

minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia's 30 seconds away from 
acquisition through Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston is with you through the States, 

over. 



SPACECRAFT Okay George we're reading you loud and clear. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl46j GMT 83 : 23 t 02 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM your the same and we're looking forward to the 

bees and moths. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're just getting this set up, give us 
about, how long of a pass have we got for then? 

CAPCOM Roger, six minutes <Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT We'll ready in about two. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're seeing some TV now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're just getting it all arranged here, 
can watch for set up. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we had a good shot there. The 

moths .. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, well it's running a little late, but the idea 
here is will try to show here shortly, okay Pinky? 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're starting all 

CAPCOM We're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we've got a camera set up and the Commander 
Jack Lousma is way back there in the corner where the insect 
experiment is taking it out of the drawer and is there, and 
bringing it out to tape it to the wall of our airlock. As you 
can see, there's lots of action in the box. That's good. That's 
right on, Houston are you selecting cameras as desired there. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, we've got a close up of the box now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, well you can switch as you see fit between 
the close up shot and the right angle if you like. 

CAPCOM Roger we'll do that. 3 and a 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, cause we ran out of hands to do all of this 
at once. Well I'll turn it over to Jack to kind of describe just 
which ones are flying and what he sees as he stands real close. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Say again Houston? 

CAPCOM We're standing by for the CDR. 



8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl46j GMT 83 1 23 1 02 PAGE 3 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Hello there Space fans, here we are in the 
good ship Columbia, speeding over the United States 

END OF TAPE 



<*TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl47j GMT 83:23*24 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT I'm going to turn it over to Jack to kind of 
describe just which bugs are flying and what he sees as he stands 
real close. 



CAPCOM Roger, and we're standir ? by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, again, Houston. 

CAPCOM He' re standing by for the CDR. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, hello there space fans, here we are in the 
good ship Columbia. Speeding over the United States at 150 
. miles. Flying pretty fast, about 5 miles per second but there 
are some among us who are actually flying faster than we are. 
And in this box, they're not only flying along with us, but they 
are flying themselves. So they're actually going a lot faster 
than we, I think. But, anyway in this box we have some moths, we 
have some bees, and we have some flies, well, we have some 
larvae moths which are positioned around. This experiment was 
proposed by a young man from Rose Creek, Minnesota, a high school 
student, who entered a national contest for high school students 
and the one who won and because of that he has his experiment on 
the spaceship Columbia and there'll be some others on other 
flights in the future in order to stimulate interest among high 
shool scientists as far as space program. And this is a study 
in how flying insects behave in a gravity free environment. And 
we have two kinds, essentially. One kind with a very big wing 
and the other kind in a very light body and the other kind with a 
heavier body and a small wing and so you see we have the two 
extremes. And most of them have positioned themselves around the 
periphery of the box to fasten themselves onto something. Unless 
we aggitate them a little bit and make them get going. Now seems 
like the moths are doing real better than the bees. The bees are 
just sort of tumbling around without flapping their wings, but 
the moths, every once in a while, you see that one flying right 
there, he seems to have adapted to some degree to 0 gravity and 
there are a few bees like this one here he's just floating 
around. He's taking the easy way out like Gordo is now . You 
don't see Gordo flapping his wings in zero g. So the moths 
really don't have to do that at all. These were launched with us 
and it looks like most all of them survived. I think that some 
of these larvae here will hatch while we're up here. Now the 
bees and the moths don't go hungry. They actually have something 
to eat. Right now in the lower part of the box you see a valve 
with some sort of a sugar water substance in it, something that 
you might feed to a hummingbird, I guess you might say and on the 
end there's a wick so that when they fly up to it and move up to 
it somehow they can get something to eat. 



\PCOM Columbia Houston, Jack, we've lost your picture 

now. We're 20 seconds to LOS. Thanks a lot for a great show. 
Botswana is coming up next at 8 plus 02. 



"TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl47j GMT 83 t 23x24 PAGE 2 

v .... / 

SPACECRAFT Get what you needed? 

CAPCON Yea, thanks a lot, Gordo. ' ' 

SPACECRAFT (garble) feel like we're (garble) here because I 
did go ahead and do the suit donned off and (garble). 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, and that's good work. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. We've had loss of signal 

at Golds tone and Buckhorn. Columbia going down across the 
western part of Mexico now. will cross over South America. Next 
station will be Botswanna in 33 minutes. At the student 
experiment on television during this pass and pilot Gordon 
Fullerton reported that he did do the suit donning and doffing 
today. At 2 days 7 hours 29 minutes mission elapsed time this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 



END OF TAPE 



CJ*™ MR / GR0UND TRANSCRIPT tl48j GMT 83:23:30 PAGE 1 

PAO This is shuttle control at 2 days 8 hours 1 minute 

Mission elapsed time. Columbia is coming up on acquisition at* 
Botswana for a 4 minute pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 4 minutes 

with no messages while your looking for the beam. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, well I got news for you, you might as well give 
us some messages cause the time we secured tho last operation it 
was too late to get into the v cap business. However we'd like 
to do it on the next right pass. 

CAPCOM Ok, we copy that Jack. Columbia Houston, Jack 

we ve got 2 more beam searches coming up in the flight plan. 
We re going to pass this one and get the meal on the next flight 
pass. And Columbia Houston, for Gordo, we're thinking about 
trying to pick up the backup cradle test when we stow the RMS. if 
that's agreeable with you. 

SPACECRAFT Tonight? Yeah, that should be okay. 
CAPCOM Ok, that sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT We just had 2 S76 comm messages, unexplained, no 
jood reason on S76. 

E AP E? M w Roger, we copy that. Columbia Houston, Gordo that 

might be associated with the VTR if you're using that right now. 

SPACECRAFT I am. 

.CAPCOM Roger, Godo, then it's the same thing we saw 

yesterday, and you can disregard. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. How'd that TV pass come out down there 
George. 

CAPCOM J: ame out just great Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Was the lighting okay. 

?J!°? M iu k J i?u fc 9 ? eat " And Jack ' while we ' ve 9<>t a chance for 
the talk here, the clean up on the GAS, from what we heard on the 
last pass, if you'll just go to page 4-42 in the CAP, go throuah 
the procedure that's on that page without waiting the ten minutes 
between the cycles. That should clean things up for us for 
tomorrow. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll do the procedure on 4-42, thank you. 

CAPCOM Roger, a reminder, you do not have to wait ten 

minutes on that one. 



, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl48j GMT 83:23:30 PAGE 2 

^SPACECRAFT okay, thanks, it's not that I mind waiting, it's 
just that I got other things to do and I get distracted and 
forget. 

CAPCOM Yeah, I understand. And Columbia we're 30 seconds 

to LOS. Hawaii is next at 8 plus 48. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 4 8. 

PA0 This is shuttle control. Columbia is out of range 

at Botswana. Next station is Hawaii in 42 and a half minutes. 
Columbia's commander Jack Lousma reported there that by the time 
they had stowed the student experiment they had progressed into 
the night side to far to start the V cap beam search on this 
night side of the orbit. Said that they'd do it the next night 
side, however, flight director Neil Hutchinson prefers that they 
pass up that opportunity. He'd like for them to have their 
evening meal, which is scheduled in just a little bit less than 
an hour, and he wants them to get to bed on time tonight. There 
are several V cap beam searches scheduled prior to the end of 
this mission and a decision has been made to use the back up 
cradle mode, test that when the remote manipulator system arm is 
stowed for a night. At 2 days 8 hours 7 minutes, mission elapsed 
time, this is shuttle control Houston. 

This is shuttle control at 2 days 8 hour.i 27 
minutes, mission elapsed time. Columbia is out over the Indian 
Ocean. Still 21 minutes away acquisition at Hawaii, Flight 
director Neil Hutchinson estimates his change of shift briefing 
for 8:30 p.m. CST in room 135 at the JSC news center. Estimated 
time for the change of shift briefing 8:30 p.m. CST. This is 
shuttle control. 



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»■ TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl49j GMT 84:00:32 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for about two and 

one half minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT. Hello there George. We thought we'd be hearing 
from you, how are you doing? 

CAPCOM Real good Jack and you're loud and clear and Jack 

we sent a teleprinter message up about two hours ago and we'd 
like you to take a look at that for us. . 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll do that. 

CAPCOM And you can do that LOS. One other thing is we're 

going to stop recording voice after this Santiago pass that's 
coming up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I did the cold case (garble) and the next 
thing looks like is terminate the cyro tank thermal test. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. 

SPACECRAFT And we'd just assume go ahead and do the vcap 
initial OPS there if you give us the go for it and we do have 
time and we don't want to miss it. 

i 

CAPCOM *<oger Jack that was scheduled to go along with the 

water dump you were doing and right now we'd just as soon have 
you make yourself a meal and have a good meal so we can get to 
bed on time tonight. We got a full day planned for tommorrow. 

SPACECRAFT How about the water dump though? You want us to 
. make it anyway or what? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. You're go to go ahead and do the 

water dump and realy you're call on vcap coming up over night 
pass here. If you think you can do it, you have the go. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that was dump tank B to 30 percent, right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. And standby. And Columbia 

Houston wore one minute LOS. Santiago is next at 9 plus 16. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. You did tell me 30 percent of the 
waterdump? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative 30 percent. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thank you George. 

APCOM Roger, and We will see you at Santiago. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Hawaii has loss of 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl49j GMT 84:00:34 PAGE 2 

signal. The next station to see Columbia will be Santiago, Chile 
in 24 and a half minutes. The crew was given a go on this pass 
to conduct the V-cap beam search. During the next night period 
at their option, Columbia will see the night side of this orbit 
in eighteen minutes. Beginning prior to the Santiago pass. At 2 
days 8 hours 51 minutes, mission elasped time, this is Shuttle 
Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Columbia is approaching 

acquisition through Santiago at 2 days 9 hours 15 minutes mission 
elasped time. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston we have you through Santiago for 

two minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, load and clear. We have initiated the water 
dump. 

CAPCOM Roger copy and are you doing the v-cap beam 

search? 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston are you in the process of the 

V-cap beam search? 

"PACECRAFT That's affirmative George. 

CAPCOM Roger and no messages. Columbia Houston LOS in 30 

seconds and a reminder we're going to stop recording ICOM voice 
after this pass and Botswana is next at 9 plus 35. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Santiago has loss of 

signal. Botswana is the next station in seventeen minutes. The 
crew is in the process of doing the V-cap beam search at this 
time. Another 26 minutes of night left in this orbit. At 2 days 
9 hours 18 minutes mission elasped time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 2 days 9 hours 34 

minutes mission elasped time. Botswana will have acquisition of 



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PAO This is shuttle control at 2 days 9 hours, 34 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Botswana will have acquisition of 
Columbia in about 20 seconds, we'll standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, through Botswana for 6 and a half 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're still hard at it here. 
CAPCOM Roger that. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you, we're in the 52nd exposure for column 
ten. Looks like you can see a little hint of the sun, squirting 
up out of F peg, it's only visible for about a foot or two on TV 
and not at all to the naked eye. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo we copy. 

SPACECRAFT Right now it seems to be going straight up. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo the vcap folks are interested in the 

color if you could use camera delta for the rest of the 
observation. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've been doing the advertised one for 
'numbers 11, 12 and 13, you want the D camera right? 

CAPCOM That affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, one minute LOS, IOS is next at 9 

plus 43. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PAO This is shuttle control, Bottswana has loss of 

signal, next station is the Indian Ocean station in a minute and 
a half. Crew still doing the electron beam search. Columbia is 
2 minutes 10 seconds away from its sunrise on this orbit. We'll 
standby at 2 days 9 hours 42 minutes, mission elapsed time for 
acquisition through the Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, through Indian Ocean for 7 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we just got down to the last column, number 
13 as a hint of sunrise there to light-en things up. 

*?APCOM Roger, Gordo we copy and that's good work. And 

Columbia, Jack I've got some numbers to read out to give you a 
roll angles for sleep tonight, if you're ready to copy? 



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SPACECRAFT Go ahead, George. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, and this is a tweak of your attitude 

for the night. It puts us about 5 degrees ahead in roll with the 
small mismatch that we've got, it'll bring us through even in the 
middle of the night and leave us about 5 degrees behind it in the 
morning, so we won't need another tweak. And the angles are roll 
261.0, pitch 4.2, yaw 1.8, and we'd like to start the rotation at 
1100 hours. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I copy, thank you George. How are the eye 
. viewing of the, are they going to be all right. 

CAPCOM They look real good Jack, they'll go for the night. 

SPACECRAFT Do I have to make the IMU alignment or are we going 
to keep the IMUs where they are? 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, Jack we've got two stars in 

the table and you're go to torque the IMUs. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thanks. 

CAPCOM And those are stars 36 and 12 Jack. 

^SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll terminate idle and set up the star 
trackers then. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston, is Gordo on the logs 

there? 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, we've decided since we've got plenty 

of opportunities coming up in the flight to forgo the backup 
cradle for today, so in, when we come to the RMS, the PDP berth 
there, you can go ahead and power down the RMS. 



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.AO (garble) the flight to forego the backup cradle 

for today, so when we come to the RMS, the PDP berth there, you 
can go ahead and power down the RMS. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll start right now 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. Gordo, we'd like you to wait on 

the power down until we get to the time in the CAP. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I got you. Wait till it's time. 

CAPCOM Roger, and that's because we're still in the 

middle of the thermal test. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Gordo, if you could comment on the 

water on the windows during the afternoon and any steps you took 
to work around that. 

SPACECRAFT Oh we have pretty consistent 9 by 6 oval of 
condensation. In fact, we had it just then. I don't know we may 
have messed up some of the pictures. The window was clear when 
we started but there is some fog on now. That's the one we took 
the pictures through, but it was clear when we began. 

~CAPC0M Okay. We copy. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT We haven's picked up any junk yet. 

CAPCOM Roger. I copy you haven't picked any info on it 

and we're 30 seconds to LOS . Hawaii is next at 10 plus 21 and 
this will be the last pass for the Silver Team. We've enjoyed it 
today and the Ivory Team will be on next. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Well thanks for sticking with us. We've 
enjoyed it too and when the Ivory Team comes aboard, we'll be 
winding her down. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we look foward to working with you 

tomorrow. • 

SPACECRAFT Thank you George and to Neal and all the rest of 
tho gang. Thank you all. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia is out of range 



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At the Indian Ocean Station now. Next acquisition through Hawaii 
in 29 minutes. Shift handover will take pl*re here in the 
control center shortly with Flight Director Neal Hutchinson and 
the Silver Team of flight controllers handing over to Plight 
Director Tom Holloway and the Ivory Team. The change of shift 
news conference is estimated for 8:30 p.m. Central Standard Time 
in room 135 of the JSC News Center, 8:30 p.m. Central Standard 
Time in the JSC News Center. At 2 days, 9 hours, 52 minutes 
mission elapsed time, this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time is 2 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes. We'll have acquisition of 
signal in about 3-1/2 minutes through Hawaii. Flight Director 
Tommy Holloway and his flight team have completed the handover 
and assumed responsibility for the conduct of the mission, 
(garble) are preparing to leave the MOCR now and is on his way to 
building 2 in preparation for the change of shift briefing which 
shall occur on time at 8:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. We'll 
have voice contact in about 3 minutes with Columbia at 2 days, 10 
hours, 18 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Good evening Columbia. The Ivory Team is back 

with you. How' re you doing tonight? 

SPACECRAFT Boy , you guys work day and night don't you Dave? 

) 

CAPCOiM Well, we really enjoy it Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Well, we're just sitting here spinning nose to 
sun. We got quite a lot done today I think. I initiated a fuel 
cell purge at 9:51. You might want to take a look at that. 
We're looking at a little attitude maneuver on the hour and the 
IMU's were just aligned with some stars of opportunity. Gordo is 
getting ready to work the arm after awhile and we're going to 
power down that PDP but I need a latest MET of disable for the 
PDP. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. Latest MET of disable is 11 hours, 30 

minutes, and as long as we're on that subject, if you've got a 
minute we like to do a little troubleshooting on that system. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Dave. I'm over at the L-panelc here. Go 
ahead . 

CAPCOM Okay. Before you disable this evening, we'd like 

you to check track 2 open and either record or voice to us the 
monitor level and following that then we'd like to have track 1 
selected to 8 and voice or record the monitor level there. 



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v S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl52j GMT 84:02:22 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Okay before you disable this evening we would like 

you to check the track tv/o open, and either record or voice to us 
the monitor level, and following that, then we would like to have 
track one selected to eight. And voice or record the monitor 
level there. 

SPACECRAFT Let's see. You want tape recorder two to open and 
number one to eight. 

CAPCOM That's correct. 

■ SPACECRAFT Okay I see on a level of three. 

CAPCOM I understand a level of three on track two. 

SPACECRAFT Don't get confused between TR which means tape 
recorder and track. 

CAPCOM Okay I copy. 

SPACECRAFT We are now reading spec 0 on tape recorder one. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston, Gordo we understand that 

)pe recorder one, track select 8 has a monitor level of three*. 
We would also like to get tape recorder two track select open and 
check that monitor level. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you have to specify both rotarics I think 
there is only one monitor level. I have right now on the tapu 
recorder one tape select at 8, number two at opens and the 
monitor level at three. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, pay load says lie's got the data he 

needs thank you. Columbia Houston, Gordo, the RMS data down here 
looks like its getting a little cold, could probably anticipate 
the C Mid W here shortly. We would like you to go to auto on the 
heater and as per the CAPCOM timeline you can berth on 
schedule. And correction Colmibia you can go ahead and cradle 
now 1f you would like. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you want the heaters out now and then go 
ahead and cradle, 1s that correct. 

CAPCOM That's correct, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the heaters auto, end I'm going ahead and 
stow it. 

APCOM Roger and we see it In auto. And Columbia Houston 

-we're looking at about 10 seconds to LOS now. We'll pick you up 
again at Santiago 1n about 20 minutes. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you in about 20, Dave. 

CAPCOM We will be waiting, see you now. 

PAO We had a loss of signal through Hawaii. The 

astronaut, David Griggs, serving as capsule communicator now. 
During that pass the crow was advised that they might expect 
their C and W caution and warning alarm due to cold temperatures 
on the remote manipulator system which 1s of course an artifact 
. of the vehicle being in a nose to sun configuration and the 
resultant 1n cooling occuring on that portion of the vehicle. 
Also again because of the nose to sun configuration the 
temperature in the flight deck 1s becoming rather toasby, up 
around 82 degrees presently which is substantially warmer than it 
was this time yesterday when the vehicle was in the tail-sun 
configuration. We will reacquire signal again in approximately 
19 minutes through Santiago, Chile for a pass of 5 and a half 
minute duration. Mission elasped time is now 2 days 10 hours 29 
minutes, this is shuttle mission control. 



Columbia Houston through Santiago for about 6 



CAPCOM 
minutes . 

jVACECRAFT Okay Dave we got the round curve, (garble) arm is 
put to rest stowed and locked up for the night. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo that sounds good and I apologize for my 

misunderstanding on the OSS-1 recorder, I had my head screwed on 
straight since I last talked to you. 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 



That's not a very straight forward system. 
Like many others I'm sure. 
How's the weather down there today? 



CAPCOM Weather's nice, here at Johnson. Let me check 

what its looking like at the other places here for you. 



SPACECRAFT 
here. . . . 



We happen to be about at the highest top up 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl53j GMT 84:02:42 PAGE-1 
here at Johnson, 



CAPCOM Let me check what it's looking like at the other 

places here for you. 

SPACECRAFT We happened to be above at the highest tope up 
here, occasasional below, but no turbulence 

CAPCOM Okay w 'mderstand that PIREP and weather generally 

looks pretty good at all sites. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, Gordo, let me test your 

memory here if I could, when you did the TV session showing the 
particulate animation for the aft part of the vehilce we'd like 
to know if you had any of the payload bay lights on at that time. 

SPACECRAFT Oh golly, I don't think .*>o, at least if they were, 
they weren't significant because of the level of the 
illumination . 

CAPCOM Okay, just a curious question, the PI was 

interested, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I haven't said much about the RMS 
operation. My compliments to the Canadians, everything that is 
done is just like the simulator or better. Very smooth, 
absolutely no suprises. Really looks like a fine piece of 
machinery. 

CAPCOM Gordo, we're all very happy to hear that, thank 

you. 

SPACECRAFT And Jack, we the EEVT, we've done five out 

of the 8 samples now, and hasn't leaked a drop with all the 
numbers, with one exception we talked about earlier for 
temperatures and currents or voltages or whatever and tape 
recorders and cameras working, I hope we c*ot some good data for 
them. 

CAPCOM Sounds good Gordo, sounds like you're enjoying the 

days OPS up there. Let me pass something to you for the night 
time configuration if I could. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Okay, I think you were briefed earlier today about 

the N-2 systems thermal responses. We're still not concerned 
ibout it, but we would like to do is prior to sleep tonight. 
We'd like to take N-2 system 2 supply to off and just run on 
system 1 this evening. 



"?TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl53j GMT 84:02:42 PAGE-2 



SPACECRAFT 



Right now? 



CAPCOM No, let's do it just before sleep or at sometime at 

your convenience. There's no rush on it. 



SPACECRAFT 



(garble) systems supplied number 1 



CAPCOM 



We'd like N-2 system 2 off. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, into system's 2 supply will go off. 

CAPCOM Rog. And in the last minute and 30 I got here 

before LOS, on the CRT configuration for the evening, Jack, what 
you can do is configure 1 to standby, and if required in the 
evening it will be available for you when you turn it on, then if 
desired you can turn the illumination down and by using this 
procedure you avoid any alarms. 

SPACECRAFT Well, we've been doing that and when I go form 
standby to on, of course and nothing happens but then when I go 
back to standby, it gives me a I/O error CRT. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack the problem there is when you go back to 

standby you get the alarm. What we suggest is that once you turn 
it on go ahead and just leave it on but turn the brightness 
control down on it so it doesn't bother you. And we're not 
concerned at all about consumables here so you can leave any 
equipment on that you desire for the evening to help keep cabin 
warm if you require it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I understand, I guess that's what I did last 
night after I brought it up. I had some strange tones last night 
by the way. I don't know if you analyzed your UHF data or not 
but (garble) over ir-ground one or UHF, the only way I could them 
off was, ICOM. There was a strange buzzing sound that lasted 
about a second every 15 seconds for a short period of time. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack we're a couple of seconds to LOS, we'll 

pick up the conversation next time at Botswana. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

PAO This ia shuttle mission control, we are in a 16 

minute loss of signal 



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.STS-3 AIR/GROUNO TRANSCRIPT tl54j GMT 84:02:53 PAGE 1 

VhO ■ This is Shuttle Mission Control. We are in a 16 

minute loss of signal gap here between Santiago and Botswana. 
During that pass, Columbia Pilot Gordon Fullerton reported that 
they had a very nominal experience stowing the remote manipulator 
system. In .-ullerton's words, "it went perfectly by the books 
just like in the simulator". Also reported that 5 of the 8 
required samples for the electrophoresis experiment have now been 
acquired. The crew was instructed to close the gaseous nitroqen 
system number 2, part of the cabin pressurisat':* system, and 
Jack Lousrna was advised to operate the cathode i ay tube displays 
this evening by turning the illumination or, the tubes up and down 
rather to turn them on and off which, or to turn on, from or. to 
standby, which produces an alarm system onboard and the crew 
(garble) the flight control team's advice is to use the 
Illumination knob to bring up and down the visibility of the data 
on the CRT rather than to change the tubes configuration. We 
will enter the sleep period in just slightly more than an hour. 
Columbia presently on its 41st orbit of the Earth. Mission 
elapsed time is 2 days, 10 hours, 55 minutes. This 1s Shuttle 
Mission Contro 1 . 

f A0 0 . ,Jh1s is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 
time 2 days, 11 hours, 9-1/2 minutes. We're about 50 minutes 
from entering the sleep period and we'll have voice acquisition 

Botswana 1n just a matter of seconds now for a duration of 
uoout 5 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you through Botswana for 

about 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. On the earlier message this morning, 1t said 
for presleep to look at the PDRF data at acquisition camera 
circuit breakers and close them. At one point the aft main B 
breaker popped. That was yesterday. We never tried to reset 
1t. You never asked us to, so It's still out. Do you want mo to 
reset that? 

CAPCOM Standby Gordo. We were talking about that a little 

earlier. I'll have an answer for you shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. While we're sorting that one 

out, we ve got a good state vector onboard. Carry you through 
Northrup. First opportunity, which would be number 49. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

CAPCOM We ' ve go t a couple more passes this evenlnq before 

\ sign off. We'd like to get the PGU readings on one of those 

. asses 1f you don't have them yet Gordo. And also, did you have 

any questions on the TPR message number 22? 



,STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl54j GMT 84:02:53 PAGE 2 

( ? 

"SPACECRAFT No, I don't have any questions about it Dave. I 

just looked at the teleprinter and I just received a message. 

CAPCOM Okay. We copy. Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Are you ready to copy the PGU numbers? 

CAPCOM Roger. Go ahead Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT At MET of 2 days, 10 hoursi our light was on, 
temperatures were 26.2, 26.2, 26.0, 26.0, 26.5, 27.4. Temp 
warning light was off. The lamp status was on. Record fault 
light off. Over. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia, we copy all that. 

SPACECRAFT I understand the OPS recorders are not on right now 
but they will be again in the morning. Is that right? 

CAPCOM That's correct Jack. They'll be on again in the 

morning and we'll be looking at thorn then. Relative to the 
circuit breaker that's popped. We'd like to look at it when we 
have data and it looks like the best time would bo at IOS which 
1s coming up in a couple of ninutes after we finish this pass. 



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CAPCOM We'll be looking at them then. Relative to the 

circuit breaker that's popped. We'd like to look at it when we 
have data, and it looks like the best time would be at IOS which 
is coming up in a couple of minutes after we finish this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 15 seconds to LOS, IOS AOS 

in 2 we'll see you there. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, with you through Indian for e;bout 

6 minutes and we're ready on that circuit breaker if you'd like 
to reset it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, which one is it Dave? 

CAPCCM It's the one that was popped Jack let me get the 

correct nomenclature for you, standby. 

SPACECRAFT (oarble) back aft main B (garble) 

CAPCOM That correct Jack, DAC aft main B circuit breaker, 

it's the one that was popped. 

^ ACECRAFT Want me to reset it? 

CAPCOM Rog. We're looking, go ahead and reset. 

SPACECRAFT Rog. It's reset. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston with about 1 minute to go 

here at IOS, give you a .synopsis of todays activities and 
tomorrows plans if you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, g<> ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, all data today looks good, everybody's very 

happy with it. Tomorrow's plans are to pick up flight day 3 
scheduled activities pretty much as published in the CAP. And 
will start on page 4-34 which is the first day of flight day 3, 
we'll do some PDP un-berthed operations as scheduled. You're 
consumables all look good, no problems there. And we're all set 
down here for your sleep period. As a reminder, the N2 still 
needs to be closed, that's system 2 and as far as we're concerned 
we don't have anything more so we're going to be in the listen 
mode at Hawaii. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, fine enough Dave, we'll try to get a good 
>^'ght's rest tonight and I'll take care of the Nitrogen drop. 

CAPCOM Rog. see you in the morning, about 6 seconds to 

LOS, have a good evening. 



r-"3-3 AIR/GROUND TRNASCRIPT tl55j GMT 84:03:13 PAGE 2 



SPACECRAFT Roger, what time do we wake up tomorrow. 

CAPCOM Standby. Columbia Houston, wakeup will bo 8 hours 

from sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Shuttle mission control, mission elapsed time 2 

days 11 hours, 25 minutes, we've had loss of si;->al through 
Indian Ocean station. We will reacquire again In about 30 
minutes oyer Hawaii. There are 34 minutes remaining before the 
sleep period begins. However, capcom David Griggs advised the 
crew that mission control does not plan to initiate any 
communication with the crew over Hawaii. Although the crew does 
have the option to of course do that and there technically about 
4 minutes of communication time available before the cleap period 
regimen begins and the crew are at this point would be involved 
in some pre sleep activity which in part involves closing down 
the gaseous Nitronon system number 2 as the flight control team 
advised. And configuring cabin lighting and cathode ray tube 
displays. Putting up window shades over the flight deck windows 
and configuring alarms and timers on the flight deck. 
Temperature in the flight deck is still comparatively warm, 81 
degrees, and steady which is again warmer than it had been 
i eviously and again is reflection of the nose to sun attitude 
that the vehicle is in which will remain to be that attitude 
throughout the sleep period. Humidity in the flight deck is 41 
percent and steady. 8 hours sleep period tonight then the crew 
is instructed to begin tomorrow's activities with the crew 
activity plan for flight day 3 on 



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PAO ...eight hour sleep period tonight: and the crow was 

instructed to begin tomorrow's activities with the crew activity 
plan for flight day 3 on page 4-34 in the CAP and looking forward 
to unberthing the plasma diagnostic packige early in the work day 
tomorrow. Mission elapsed time is presently 2 days, 11 hours, 27 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle M ins ion Control. Wo have had loss 

of signal through th« Hawaii tracking station wi i-h that pass 
completed without voiuo communication with the? crow and we have 
now entered their sleep period. Data acquisition during that 
pass was analyzed by the flight control team, flight Director 
Tommy Holloway went around the room ami got assurances fron* each 
of the console positions that the data indicated a healty 
spacecraft. And we ore going to be in a loss of signal period 
for about 20 minutes before we pick up the ground track again at 
Santiago (Chile) and, of course, there will be no voice contact 
barring anomalies during this period. The Columbia will continue 
to downlink telemeter data to those ground stations which will be 
relayed to the Control Center here, so throughout the night, the 
Flight Control Team will be monitor incj the health and we) 3. being 
of space shuttle systems onboard. Mission elapsed time is 2 
days, 12 hours, and 2 minutes. Astronauts Lousma and Fuller ton 
now in their sleep period after having completed their third day 

n space making STS-3 presently the longest duration of any of 
■-che three space flights of the space shuttle Columbia. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Astronauts Jack 

Lousma and Gordon Fullerton are spending their third night in 
space. They entered their sleep period at about 10:00 p.m. 
Central Standard Time after having spent a comfortable and 
productive day on orbit. Columbia is now in its 42nd orbit of 
the Earth and we are about 50 minutes away from acquiring signal 
again in a rather long loss of signal period. Of course, the 
flight control team continues to monitor telemetry as the vehicle 
passes over the ground stations and the crew's expected to be 
rested and refreshed in the morning and ready to tackle what is 
certain to be a full and ambitious day of crew activities. 
Mission elapsed time is 2 days, 13 hours, and 6 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed time is 2 

days, 14 hours even. Just completing the pass over the Santiago 
(Chile) station and Flight Director Tommy Holloway has polled all 
positions to afirm that downlink data indicates that a good solid 
vehicle and has received assurances that that is the case. 
Vehicle still in a nose to sun configuration and data indicates 
that the tail end of the vehicle continues to show decreasing 

^mperatures, getting colder and colder but well within the 
constraints that were expected. Cabin temperature onboard 
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are putting out a total of 12.7 kilowatts, and we have just 
approximately 6 hours remaining in the sleep period for 
AstronmitR I,ousma and Fuller ton. We'll have acquisition of 
signal again in about 8-1/2 minutes at Ascension Island and the 
downlink data will continue; to provido the Mission Conttol Center 
with information on system status, 'ihis is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

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^ A0 ...about « total of 12.7 kilowatts and we have just 

approximately 6 hours remaining in the sleep period for 
Astronauts Lousma and Pullerton. We'll have acquisition of 
signal again in about 8-1/2 minutes at Ascenaion Island and the 
downlink data will continue to provide the Mission Control Center 
with information on system status. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time, 2 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes. The flight control team here 
in the Mission Control Center remains active and busy while the 
astronauts are asleep. Plight Director Tommy Holloway and his 
team are busy planning tomorrow's schedule with crew activities, 
examining anomalies, and discussing potential solutions, and of 
course, continuing monitoring onboard systems during ground 
station passes to assure that Columbia remains healthy. 
Meanwhile, Ast onauts Jack Lousma and Gordon Fullerton are having 
an apparently restful night undisturbed by alarms or caution 
warning signals. Just slightly less than 5 hours remaining in 
the sleep period. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM (garble) Gordo and we'd like to know if you did 

anything to warm up the cabin. 

PACECRAFT We didn't do anything to warm up the cabin. I 
didn't want to put the air water loop on it because I was atraio 
I'd wake up Gordo whenever I turned the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) 
down we get a 10 minute tone. 

CAPCOM Roger. We copy. 

SPACECRAFT However, we have left the cabin heat exchanger 
pinned to full hot and, as I recall, the inner heater flow was 
max. Much less as it left, can you confirm that? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We'll look into it. And we can 

confirm that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. So looks like the only thing left is either 
to leave up the window shades and that makes it kind of hard to 
sleep, or get the water loop up. But maybe this nose sun will 
make a warmer cabin. We'll see. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. Let's hope so. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. The voices heard 

a few moments ago were from a VTR playback and was not a live air 
to ground transmission. It was from a playback of some video 
tape that was recorded earlier that was inadvertently sent 
hrough the audio circuit on the air to ground network and again 
chat was not a live audio exchange. The crew is still asleep and 
has about 4 hours remaining in its sleep period. Mission elapsed 



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\iwm is 2 days, 16 hours, 2 minute*. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

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PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, we've just had a 

pass over the Madrid tracking station, Flight Director Tommy 
Holloway is (garble) each of the Plight Controllers on his team 
and has been assured that each received good data and that 
systems onboard Columbia continue to function nominally. Two and 
a half hours remaining in the crew's sleep period. Columbia is 
on its 45th orbit of the Earth, just over the Mediterranean Sea 
presently, mission elapsed time is 2 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes, 
this is Shuttle Missi'.. Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, we're in the 

middle of very long loss of signal period, a total of about an 
hour and a half without contact with the Space Shuttle 
Columbia. About 30 minutes remaining in that loss of signal 
period. And about an hour and a half remaining in the astronauts 
sleep period. Columbia is now in its 46th orbit of the Earth. 
In daylight approaching the terminator in the darkness just off 
the coast of South America. Mission elapsed time is 2 days, 18 
hours, 38 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, Columbia is 

passing over the ground station in Madrid right now, giving the 
Flight Controllers their first look at data for about an hour and 
- half. Flight Director Tommy Holloway has asked each of his 
jam members to scrutinize their data and give him the status 
reports. There's about, just slightly less than one hour left in 
the crew's sleep period. Columbia is on its 46th orbit of the 
Earth. The status reports are beginning to come in now to the 
Flight Director Tommy Holloway and with uninimity the Flight 
Controllers are reporting nominal status of all systems onboard 
Columbia. Mission elapsed time is 2 days, 19 hours and 3 
minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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PAO This Is Shuttle Mission Co itiol. Mission elasped 

time is 2 days 19 hours and 44 minutes. ' >lumbia is just now 
parsing over the Orroral Grand, Orroral '.ey station in 
Aur.ti.alia on rev number 46. Fifteen mis ■ remaining in the 
crews sleep period, however tho olectri power instrumontr.t.ton 
and lighting systems engineer has rcpor; to the flight director 
that ])i£r. data indicates that the crew is; wake. That there is 
sonu> activity in tho cathode ray tubes owooard Columbia. And 
although the official sleep period is still in forco accordingly 
to thon l.h« , the -co w • • ; t be any initiative by the flight control 
team to engage the crew in dialog until the sleop period lu s 
expired. Nevertheless business seems? to be underwa onboard 
. Columbian as the crew prepares for flight day nuinbor four. 
Mission clasped time is 2 days 19 hours 45 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO We have had loss of signal in Orroral Grande, we 

will reacquire again through the Bermuda ground station in 
appi oximately thirty minutes and we can anticipate our first 
voice contact with the crew of the day. The first voice contact 
of the day in about 30 minutes as we approach the ground station 
at Bermuda. Mission elasped time 2 days 19 hours 48 minutes. 
This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

?AO This is Shuttle Mission Control, mission clasped 

'--time is 2 days 20 hours 20 minutes. Columbia is on its 47th 
orbit of the Earth. And we're about one minute away from 
acquisition of signal through the Bermuda ground station. And in 
as much as we saw some activity onboard the Columbia through the 
electrical consumption monitoring. Some activity onboard 
Columbia was apparent through the Orroral Valley station. We con 
safely expect, anticipate voice contact during this pass. Over 
Bermuda, there is some key hole in this pass, we will have 40 
seconds of opportunity for voice contact then a loss of signal 
through the keyhole for about a minute. Then reacqui sit ion of 
signal for another five and a half minutes. Flioht control team 
is poised to begin the days business. Capsule communicator David 
Griggs should be sending out the wakeup call shortly. Mission 
elasped time 2 days 20 hours 22 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

CAPCOM Goodmorning Columbia. With you through Bermuda. 

How are you feeling this morning? 

SPACECRAFT Goodmorning Dave, happy morning to you, we're up 
and at'em and taking care of our checklist changes and making a 
little breakfast, shaving and so forth, looks liKe a great day 
out there and we're feeling a little better. 



/ CAPCOM Sounds good Jack, we've got a keyhole coming up 

^-nere in a few seconds, we'll have some music for the Junior 
Service when we come out of it. 



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^SPACECRAFT We'll be listening. Do I have to stand up for 
this? 

pA0 we're in that keyhole period now and acquisition 

of signal again very briefly, in a moment or two. 

Musical Interlude 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl60j GMT 04 » 12 1 24 PAGE 1 
Music ("Air Force Fight Song", Wake up) 

i'^ACECRAPT That's very good, that'll get us off to a running 
start (garble), thonk you. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, we had a fev; people standing up around 

here too. 

SPACECRAFT I even (garble) stood up for th . myself Dave. 
Don't spre<?d the word around though. 

CAPCOM Okoy , Jack, we copy thnt, couple of minuter* to go 

and then we'll pick you up at Madtid at oh, 34 minutes after. 
And we don't have anything to pass to you this morning. So it* a 
almost your free time for a good meal. 

SPACECRAFT You guys are easy today. Compliments to yo.:r Table 
Maintenance Buffer Update (TIMBU) makers, they sure haven'; been 
up yet, we get to have an alert, 1 believe, during the night. 

CAPCOM We copy that, I understand no alertf> during the 

night. Columbia Houston, we didn't want to pass up that 
opporutnity, the Payload Data & Retrieval System (PDKS) alerts, 
you can disregard. 

w SPACECRAFT Okay, what can we do to keep it from happening to 
us all the time? We get repeated mass and tones. 

CAPCOM Standby Jack, we'll get an answer for you. 

Columbia Houston, we're working on that down here, it was a 
mistake in our TIMBUs and we should have it corrected here 
shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, approaching (Loss of Signal) LOS, 

we'll see you at Madrid in about 6. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle mission control, we've had loss of 

signal through Bermuda. Obviously the air force hymm waking up 
che crew this morning and yesterday morning the song was the 
ir.rine hymm. Columbia pilot Gordon Fuller ton congratulated the 
U:am on its efficiency and setting up TIMBU' s. TIMBU ' s are the 
acronym for table maintenance buffer update, which is the process 
of setting parameters above or below which readings would trigger 
an alarm. The fact that no alarms wen 1 : off and woke the crew 
during the night was the subject of that congratulations from 

ordon Fuller ton and as much as the crew was not awakened during 
che night. However, with some irony no sooner did Colonel 
Fullerton say that than an alarm sounded onboard the Columbia 



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through some inadvertent measurement and the flight control team 

is now looking at the episode which caused that alarm. And 
they suggested mitigating action when we reacquire ground contact 
in four and a half minutes through Madrid. Mission elapsed time, 
2 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes, this is Shuttle mission control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston back with you through Madrid for 

about 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you at Madrid'. 

CArCOM Columbia Houston we sent up a new TIMBU for the 

PDRS temps you were getting. We'll take the hits on that, it was 
our fault. We had reset the TIMBUs for the limits for daytimo 
OPS, and I guess we just sent a little bit to enrly. So, don't 
anticipate anymore caution & warning (C&W) on that. We'd also 
like you to cycle the star tracker shutters for some stars of 
opportunity if we could get them. And the minus Z tracker is 
looking at the Earth right now. 



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TTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl61j GMT 84 1 12 1 35 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM ...the shutters, of course the stars of opportunity 

is we could get them and the minus "i" tracker is looking at the 
Earth right now but when its clear you can go ahead and cycle 
it. The tt y N is clear at this time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay X noticed in looking at them that they are 
enabled and I will open the shutter on the Y tracker. And we 
have several stars on the table. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Looks like you guys are really doing a lot planning 
alright, Dale. 

CAPCOM Okay we* re not sure whether that came down tongue 

in cheek or what there. 

SPACECRAFT Say again. 

CAPCOM We understand your comment Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, I'm working the changes in my CAP right now. I 
was just saying it looks like you guys have really done a lot of 
planning a lot of hard work. 

CAPCOM Okay we appreciate the comment. It looks like it's 

going to be a busy day but it ought to be a good one and 
enjoyable for you and us both. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 15 seconds to LOS . Yarragadee 

is next at 2107. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you at Yarragadee. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. The caution and warning 

alarm which was tripped on the Columbia turned out to relate to 
temperatures on the RMS and CAPCOM David Griggs advised the crew 
that they had upl inked a new TMBU, Table Maintenance Buffer 
Update, broadening the parameters the temperature parameters for 
that reading and precluding the chance that that alarm will trip 
again. We're in a loss of signal period for about 30 minutes 
until we reacquire again on orbit 47 and when we do reacquire it 
will be through the Yarragadee station in Australia. Columbia is 
right now over the Mediterranean Sea just over the tip of 
Southern Italy at Mission Elapsed Time 2 days 20 hours and 42 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Yarragadee for 

about 8 minutes. 

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SPACECRAFT (garbled) 



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SPACECRAFT It's loud and cleat Dave, how ma? 

CAPCOM Rog. I've got you loud and clear Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Wa'ra just reading tha morning pa par. i have 
Sunday* a breakfast and shaved and washed up and definitely 
feeling ready to go do it. 

„ 0kay ,ound8 900d * A little MPltnation on the 

PORS tempa. We are looking at the data and found out that we 
were at a bad spot on the cal curve. We were getting some bit 
cycling. We did finish the RMS thermal cold testing and our 
intentions are now to leave the heaters in the auto mode for the 
remainder of the flight and we've also, as I told you before, 
changed the TMBUs to a lower level and you should not receive anv 
■ore PORS temp CtWs unless there really is an anomally. 

PPACECRAPT Okay and all these call outs that say heaters on 
and off you want to just leave them auto from here on out, is 
that what you did? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo. Just leave the heaters 

auto. 

PACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. About 45 seconds to LOS here at 

Yarragadee. Orroral is about a minute and a half from now. 

if? • arliest Ma*ter Events Timer (MET) of enable will be 2200 
and the forward light status should be lit. One other thing 
relative to the recorder, we would like track select 9 on tape 
recorder 1. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Dave we copied that. 

CAPCOM Okay we'll talk to you again at Orroral in about 1 

minute . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through Orroral for 

\ about 4 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Dave. 

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CAPCOM Columbia Houston, back with you through Orroral for 

about 4 and 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Yea Dava. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, at your convenience, stars 33 and 

13 are in the table. You're go for an Inertial Measurement Unit 
(IMU) align and there's no requirement for an SM check point this 
morning. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, no check point and stars 33 and 13 are good 
for alignment (garble). And hope you don't mind we got check 
point already. 

CAPCOM No factor Jack, no problem at all. Columbia 

Houston about 40 seconds to Loss of Signal (LOS) . The ivory team 
will be signing off on this pass. Enjoyed working with you last 
night, through the night, and this morning. Silver team will be 
taking over for us and the crystal team we haven't seen for a 
couple of days. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, for maybe setting the sighting machine for 
us. Things are going along nice and smooth just like we'd like 
to see them. 

'CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, 12 seconds to go, we'll see you again 

tonight. 

SPACECRAFT Roger, thanks to you and Donny and all the 
troups. 

CAPCOM Thank you Jack. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We're in a loss 

of signal period. Having just come out of Orroral Valley. It's 
breakfast time onboard the Columbia and earliest scheduled crew 
activity is in (following breakfast) is in about 30 minutes when 
commander Jack Lousma is scheduled to activate the PDP and the 
plasma diagnostic package and pilot Gordon Fullerton is to 
initiate a supply water dump. Colonel Fullerton is to initiate 
the remote manipulator system activities by unstowing the RMS at 
mission elapsed time of 2 days and 23, 2 days 21 hours 23 
minutes. And there will be some berthing and unberthing 
activities with the RMS prior to grappling and deployment of the 
plasma diagnostic package. Columbia on its 48th orbit of the 
earth. Mission elapsed time 2 days 21 hours 27 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 2 days 21 hours 51 

tinutes mission elapsed time. Standing by for reacquisition of 
signal with Columbia as we began a stateside pass in just about 
10 seconds. 



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CAPCOM Columbia Houston, the silver teen's beck with 

you. Looking forward to dey 4. 

SPACECRAFT Sally so are we. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT You know these changes in the book before it's 
over, so we'll be set to go. 

CAPCOM Sounds good and let us know if you got any 

questions. And Columbia I've got the numbers for your water dump 
. this morning when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Uh, hold on a minute. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll take them. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'd like you to dump tank bravo only to 10 

percent, 1 0 percent. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, tank bravo to 10. 

CAPCOM Roger, and that's scheduled in the CAP at 2200. 

And Gordo, just a reminder, the OSS-1 tape recorder 2 is not 
operating so during the PDP activation this morning you should 
just disregard all references to OSS-1 tape recorder 2. 

SPACECRAFT I was wondering about that, it's totally given up 
to the ghost huh? 

CAPCOM I'm afraid so. Gordo, just to make sure you 

understand though that recorder is redundant to tape recorder 
number 1 so we are getting all of the OSS-1. data. 



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CAPCOM that recorder is redundant to tape recorder number 

1, so we ate getting all of the OSG-1 data. 



spacecr; ft 



Okay. Good morning r Hiss Sally. 



CAPCOM 



Good norning, Jack. 



SPACECRAFT 



Are you getting ready for a big day? 



CAPCOM 



We sore are Jack. 



SPACECRAFT Let no tell you something about the comuorle, Not 
really about the commode . The 2 valves down below the co;;:v,ode, 
the fan separator knob and the vacuum fan belt knob. 



SPACECRAFT The vacuum fan bolt knob cornea off in your band. I 
don't think that valve is open. 



SPACECRAFT The Can separator knob would co;oe off in you hand 
too except that there is a inside of this little housing iL'a a 
^ haft that 2 (garbled) goes back through a hole and so you have 
to try to find the shaft that it fits on and when you do why you 
can operate it but the vacuum end valve won't work so you have to 
get an alien wrench and tighten that down, I guess. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, let us think about that. 

SPACECRAFT And once you tell me what the poult J on with the 
vacuum end valve is in right now then I'll know vrhat to p3ace the 
knob on it. 

CAPCOM Standby. And Jack, while we're looking into that, 

we've got a question for you relative to your sleep configuration 
last night. We'd like to know whether there was any headset 
other than the wireless headset that you had plugged into an 
audio panel and if so, what the transmit ICOM swi';ch posit joi. 
was? 

SPACECRAFT We did not have a HAU plucked in. 17e just had a 
wireless plugged in although wo had them turned off and in lieu 
of, used the speaker boxes as a wake up. 

CAPCOM Okay, that answers our question, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And Rally, I jur.t used the commode and in the IV.CES 
>sition as I suggested yesterday I noticed that the grinder down 
.iere alrcsdy is turning very slowly, l wonder if there be any 
merit to the idea of shooting some water down in there so thai: 



CAPCOM 



Okay. 



CAPCOM 



Copy. 



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it can softe-n all that paper up and maybe make it work better. 

CAPCOM We'll think about that too Jock. Right now ve 

don't think it's paper. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. Jack, looking at it from down 

here, it looks to us :* .'. ke the vacuum vent valve is open and 
that's the configuration that we'd like it leCi; in. There's no 
reason to pull out your IFM tool kit right now. Looks like v;e 
can control any flow overboard by using the commode control i:-o 
the configuration looks good to iu- right now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's good newa, I'll not do anything with 
it. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're r>till thinking about your wattr 

suggestion. We'll talk to you in Madrid at 2208. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is MH-sion Control Houston at 2 days 22 hours 

and 3 minutes mission elapsed time. We've just passed out of. 

inge of the tracking stations in the eastern U.S. and will ^ be 
reacquiring at Madrid in about 5 minutes. Some of the earlier 
busines taken care of this morning included the standard water 
tank dump down to 20 percent. The CAPCOM Sally Ride of the 
silver team bar, reported that up to the crew that the OSS-1 tape 
recorder number 2 which is a redundant tape recorder on the 0W>~1 
system is has bailed for the remainder of the flight but that 
will not affect the recording of the plasma diagnostic package 
science or the other items which are normally recorded on that 
system since that is a backup to the primary recorder number 1. 
Jack Lousma reported that there was a problem with the waste 
system there that there wore 2 knobs on the system 1 vacuum vent 
knob and the fan separator knob which were loose. Ho reporto-'i 
that the vacuum vent knob had come loose in hie hand and way 
inquiring as to what the actual position of the valve was in 
order to be able to reattach the knob in the proper position but 
it 



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3TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl64j GMT 84:14:04 PAGE 1 

*PAO ...attach the knob in the proper position but it 

was determined that we* 11 be leaving that as it is as the valve 
is open and can be controlled by other means. At 2 days 22 hours 
and 4 minutes Mission Elapsed Time, this is Mission Control 
Houston. 1 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. The off going 

Ivory Team Flight Director Tommy Holloway is reported to be on 
his way to building 2 for the upcoming change of shift/news 
conference and should be arriving there momentarily for that 
press conference to begin. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Madrid for 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Buenos dias. 

CAPCOM Roger your loud and clear also and we'd like to 

know how you enjoyed breakfast and what you ate this morning. 

SPACECRAFT Well I'm certainly eating a little better than I 

have been. I had granola with blueberries and I had grapefruit 
juice. 

CAPCOM That sounds pretty good Gordo. How about Jack? 

* SPACECRAFT Well let's see. The old kid had warm cocoa, he had 
one vanilla instant breakfast and half a package of eggs, and one 
container of water. 

CAPCOM We copy that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I ate a little bit before I went to bed last night 
too. I had some cereal. I think granola or something like that 
and I had one of those OPS containers of mushroom soup. 

CAPCOM Hey great. Sounds like your appetite is coming 

back. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, we activated the channel 2 tape recorder 1 

for eurostats at 2206, the port light status was on. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack and we've got a question from the EEVT 

Principal Investigator (PI). He'd like to know how well the EEVT 
ops went yesterday during runs 3, 4, and 5 and whether you have 
any comments on the migration in the columns. 

SPACECRAFT They went very well. No fuss no muss all the 
temperatures were right on. We even took a few 16 mm of Gordo 
getting the operation started on the 5th one and as far as 
migration is concerned, we are looking at, except for the red 
blood cells they all look good, but between the time that we went 
from run 2 after 60 minutes to freeze and I noticed that every 



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i * 

^"time we'd take one after be ' ng frozen, that's what It looks like, 
looks like ice so I can't 6v anything about the migration. 

CAPCOM Roger that's a good description and we'll get the 

camera photos post flight. 

SPACECRAFT It is looking good. I haven't spilled a drop of 
fluid or had any problems or with nominal readings or anything. 
Except for that column temp that we reported 

CAPCOM I'm sure they appreciate that Gordo. And one more 

question from the ECOMs. They're interested in how the cabin 
temperature was last night. 

SPACECRAFT It averaged comfortable. It was chilly downstairs, 
it was warm upstairs but not exceptionally so either place 
though . 

SPACECRAFT I slept upstairs I started to sleep in the seat 
with my jacket off, and with my jacket on again it seemed like it 
was too warm up there so I moved back to the aft part of the 
flight deck and I tied myself with a string to the bulkhead and 
just kind of floated there all night and I was comfortable. I 
did notice that when I went down the stairs this morning that it 
/ seemed colder downstairs than up. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. Our theory down here is that that's 

because heat rises. 

SPACECRAFT You thought you were going to get me on that one 
didn't you? 

CAPCOM Roger. 30 seconds left. We'll talk to you at 

Indian Ocean at 2225. 

SPACECRAFT To be frank about it, you almost did 

SPACECRAFT There's a little hot air coming up on up the 
uplink. 

CAPCOM I heard that. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl65j GMT 84:14:13 PAGE 1 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 2 days 22 hours 13 

minutes mission elapsed time. Had loss of signal through the 
Madrid station. He reacquiring in about 11 and 1/2 minutes 
through the Indian Ocean station. The crew both reported ttyat 
the electrophoresis equipment verification tost was working well 
but they were unable to determine what the material looked like 
when it was taken out because it is frozen as it is has completed 
it's cycle. The cabin temperature through the night averaged 
comfortable being a little more cold in the mid deck area than in 
the flight deck. Both crew and the mission ^ntrol flight 
controllers had theories on why that was the case and with CAPCOM 
Sally Rei.d suggesting that hot air rires and the crew suggesting 
that it was all hot air coming up to them on the communications 
uplink. Jack Lousma indicated that he slept on the flight deck 
last night and had moved from his couch to the aft part of the 
flight deck and tied himself with a piece of string to the 
bulkhead, and the crew both reported that they had good 
breakfast. Lousma reported that he had cocoa and a vanilla 
instant breakfast and a half package of eggs and some water and 
Pullerton had an equally long list of material that he hsd had 
consumed this morning for breakfast. Lousma had also noted that 
last night he had an unusual combination of granola cereal and 
mushroom soup, although not necessarily mixed together. Have 
about 9 and 1/2 minutes before reacquisition of signal on the 
48th orbit of Columbia around the earth. 2 days 22 hours 1G 
minutes mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 
This is Mission Control. 2 days 22 hours 17 minutes mission 
elapsed time. Flight Director, Tommy Halloway, of the off going 
ivory team, is back in Mission Control but we'll be leaving he 
will be leaving for the building 2 News Center shortly and we are 
expected to get that press conference underway at approximately 
8:30. Accompanying Mr. Halloway will be Ellen Ghulman, the 
surgeon on that shift and will be available during the press 
conference as well. 2 days 22 hours 17 minutes mission elapsed 
time this is Mission Control Houston. This is Mission Control 
Houston. 2 days 22 hours 25 minutes mission elapsed time on the 
48th orbit. We're to reacquire communication with Columbia in 
about 20 seconds over the Indian Ocean station. Crew is 
scheduled to begin a fuel cell purge and Gordon Fullerton should 
be beginning to powerup the remote manipulator arm and check it 
out before a test of unber thing and berthing the plasma 
diagnostic package in about 25 minutes. Should have voice 
contact momentarily with Columbia over the Indian Ocean 
station. This is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 6 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we hear you loud and clear. (garble) 
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CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we saw the theory into that and saw 

all 6 joints limp. 

SPACECRAFT Some tremendous scenery right through here, vn've 
been distracted by the view. And just initiated the auto fuel 
cell purge, Sally. 

CAPCOM Okay, we see that starting ack. 

SPACECRAFT T dor.", have any numbers- for the PTU, right here 
with me but they're all around 22 and 23 and all the lights are 
normal this morning. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT I talked to you in a view that 21, 22, 30 in case 
you want to look that up, or I'll read it to you if you want. 

CAPCOM Roger, 21, 22, 30, Jack. And Jack, we've got the 

angles down here. There's no there's no need to read them dov'n 
to us 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl66j GMT 84:14:28 PAGE 1 
tfPrtCECRAFT I'll read it to you if you want. 



CAPCCM Roger r 21, 22, 30 Jack. And Jack, we've got the 

angles down here, there's no there's no need to read them down to 
us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Cryogen cycle the gas heat relay 04. 

CAPCOM Roger, and Gordo, we've taken a "^ook at the data 

down here and you're go for the PDP on berth wnen you get ready 
for it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll get to work on that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 40 seconds to Loss of Signal 

(LOS). Yarragadee is next in 9 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you there. 

CAPCOM Columbia, going over the hill we see that you've 

got all of your Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's) on SM, just a 
reminder. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 2 days 22 hours 33 

minutes mission elapsed time. Just passed out of range of the 
Indian Ocean tracking station. Will be reacquiring in about 7 
and 1/2 minutes through Yarragadee in western Australia. 
Puller ton reported that the remote manipulator arm has been 
uncradled and the ground controllers noted that the in the limp 
check test that all of the joints appear to be limp as as part of 
the test as they should be at this time and they will be 
proceeding shortly with the berthing and unberthing of the plasma 
diagnostic package as scheduled. 2 days 22 hours 34 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Mission Control Houston. Mission 
Control Houston. 2 days 22 hours 41 minutes mission elapsed 
time. Standing by to reacquire communication with Columbia over 
the Yarragadee tracking station in Australia. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 7 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we've got the arm in the high level position 
over the PDP right now. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Are you there, Sally? 

CAPCOM That's affirm. 

SPACECRAFT Just passed south of Afganistan and as we did so in 

passing over the middle east we were reminded that President STS- 



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Reagan dedicated our flight to the people of Afganistan. This 
week marks the 207th anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous "Give 
Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech and we're proud that that 
spirit is alive today and not only in America but also in 
Afganistan. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, I'm sure they appreciate that. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, it seems to me this morning I read a message 
related to the way of operation of the PDRS DACs and I can't find 
it off hand, maybe you could somewhere as what was said and if we 
nesd them for this operation I'll do it right. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, I've got it right here. V7hat we want 

you to do is run each DAC camera at 6 feet per second for 30 
seconds and then if they operate normally at 6 feet per second 
run each at 24 feet per second for 15 seconds and I can continue 
if you want to if you've got a pencil or I can just read you the 
next step when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Like right now, for example. 

CAPCOM Roger. If the if the DACs work at 24 frames per 

second for 15 seconds we'd like you to use the cameras at 24 
frames per second or 6 frames per second, however it's called out 
in the checklist and just not use any of the DACs that do not 
operate. And we'd like to hear the results of this test. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm going to run them at 6 frames per second 
for 15 seconds right now, right? 

CAPCOM '6 frames per second for 30 seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Okay, the only one that is showing a run 
light is mid aft and all the other breakers are still in but no 
lights are on. 

CAPCOM Roger, standby. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl67j GMT 84:14:47 PAGt 1 

"CAP COM Roger stand by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I went to stop on all three camera w.J the run lights 
stayed on. 

CAPCOM Roger, I'm not sure ve understand, but w?. copy. 

SPACECRAFT We've got a mutual sentiment on that one. 

CAPCOM Roqer. And Jack, v;e'd like to try' running them ot. YA frf.-nas per 

second for 15 seconds, and we're 20 seconds fro.n a short LOS over A^trc. i 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

p/\0 Mission Control Houston, 2 cloys 22 hours 49 minutes r.ission 

elaosed time. We have a short loss of signal period here between the two 
Australian tracking stat ions, be picking up again at Orroral track in;} station 
in about a minute and 40 seconds. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, standing by to reacquire over Orroral. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're back with you for 4 minutes over Australia. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Gordo was lowering away on the RMS toward the POP, end I 
'id the test at 24 frames and second, and when 1 turned the cameras on the one 
,ight that was on went out, and then it started corning on very dimly and Qot a 
little bit brighter, a little bit brighter at the end of i:> second when I 
turned then all off the light then went off. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, doesn't sound like the OAC are working very . 

SPACECRAFT How about if I, you want me to not try to even run' em? 

CAPCOM Stand by. Columbia, Houston, Jack it sounds like we've got film 

jammed in each of the cameras except the mid aft, we'd like you to run the 
cameras anyway per the checklist, and hope that we get sos.e data out of them. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, think I'd better run them at 612 or 24? 

CAPCOM Stand by. 

SPACECRAFT We got the arm down over the ten, it's looking pretty good hare 
visually. 

CAPCOM Okay good, and Jack we'd like you to run them per 

STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl67j GMT 84:11:47 PAGE 2 

the checklist, I believe its called out when we want cither six frames p;-r 
second or 24 frames per second in the PDRS checklist. 

'ACECRAFT Okay, I'll do it as printed, just pretend like they'll all 
going. 



STS--3 AIR/GROUND *i«-1ANSCH1PT tlG7j Gllf 34:14:47 PAGE 2 
( COM That's affirms. 



CAPCOM Columbia, 
fuel cell p= i-r ; looked 
over thu states in hali 



Hour, ton 30 seconds to LOS, for your in formation 
real flood ;o u'A. And Vi' 11 he talkin:; to you a?, 
on hour with live "iV. 



SPACFCR/ 
CAP COM 



01- ay. 



And Jack 
d like you to 



a rc.r:ir:c!.;r thai: if , 



problem with 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll 'Jo that. And \x> got ?. capture of 
grapple. 

CAPCOM Hoy that's cjoocl news. 

SPACECRAFT . . .rigid i zed and end got all th* nominal contact. 



CAPCOM 



That's super and we're seeing the dat 



PAO This is Mission Control Houston, 2 days 22 hoi': 

mission elapsed tiir.e. Oust had loss of signal over Austral ii 
reacquiring in about 30 mii.u ti-i. over the Continental U.S. whe 
live television do.vnlink. That will include Rf-V.5 activities, 



s 56 minutes 
find we will be 
rc we' 11 have a 
currently Gordon 



Fullerton reports that the remote arm has been maneuvered into position and 
; \ captured ond rigidized end yrappled with the POP which is the first ti„.e 
inat wa have used the ann and in that purpose and nave actually completed a 
capture and grapple. We should be seeing so;v,e television of that in about < 30 
minutes when we riakc a pass over the U.S. Cor.imaiidor .lack Lou<r;a reports tiiac 
he is doing son.-- trouble shooting with the data acqnisiUon caucros, and has 
gone through sonre tests running thorn in various speeds with V.v. apparent 
result that only the mid aft camera is working properly. Flight Controllers 
suspect that film may be jammed in the other cameras, and there have been some 
peculiar signals on the run light indications and thc-re was a decision n:auV t.n 
go ahead and run those cameras, put them in the run 

END OF TAP 



to 



STS-3 MR/GfiCUi'D irWJSCr.Iin nC. r ; GMT S".:i>i.57 PAC 1 

Wo TrV-:ro \/cS a doc i'.-. on maa; ; tu go ah e> ad a,;.' run ti.o:^ cameras, 

\put Hipp in iht; run r;o'!3 sr. ii they '-.'ore a'U-a.iy r in^ data in th? ':-;.>u 
that potrups tl.a run ii.^icc»lir.i 1 ivjhts v.f.\ : '■'oHcnr.t ii<:: i <o in that il at \ :« n 
be acquirMq sc« d-i'-a after* 'li. At ? cVys 2-2 hojrs r,/ nlnui-.i: iriissic: 
elapsed ti!,,_ this if. r-lission CaJiCrol Houston. 

p/,0 This is !'iv-.$fin' Ccitrul Mm'-sU-h ?. d?.ys r\ hyjrs /"i iMrv.ite- 

niss«cft ? lapsed tin:-*. We're ■/ re^iiHre^Tol'nbid: over tr,? M.S. an 1 

we're e>.;»eci inci seme qood downl i:;!'. televis iu» of the . ir- :V tin-, imz \\v 
reiriOLG M-ii ■'I'./'k'.uv tr<" has e c L . ; "t I y au.aeirjd onJo'a pv-i' j ?ru n:t ;o 
space, should bf» gelling that -.nlorily a;tJ the d'jv.ii i tc 'c\ i f ;.-tr> 



CAPCCM 



Col umb ia, Houston with y:)ii ■ 



l.o ; do you re a 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we're readin;. you 'loud i clear Sally. ThJ I'D? ha:. !v 
unberthed it has been taken up th. axis <\>:d nas urea ic/crcd dav. • n\> \.o' 
ready to reprocess. 

CAPCCM Okay, that sounds grant Jack, and wi should have live TV here 

in about 30 seconds. And Colurcbis, we're setting TV no*. J fvo.n camara Del -La. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Are you get Ling a good picture en Delta Sally? 

CAP COM That's affinitive Gordo, we aro. We're looking at tho elbow 

^ iiGra right now, and r.ov; we're lurk on Dell??. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Okay I *:n si idding it slowly aft at this time. 

Roger, we see that Gordo. 

And new we're sUrt;r,g down. 

Roger, looking good. 

We got A and B gray with 13 still running full. 
Roger, kg concur. 

Okay \:e got 3 gray?. How bout that sports fans wo got 3 grays 
Roger, and in record time. 
Let's yet it before it moves. 
Roger that. 



CAPCCM 

r ^-cr. craft 

SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOi! 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 

STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl60j GMT 84:14:57 PAGE 2 
SPACECRAFT Okay we got it latched. 

r "»COM Roger Jack, we see it latched. And we're seeing a. super 

, , .turc here. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUIJ!) TRANSCRIPT tl.C8j GMT 84:14:57 PAGE I 

x os'ACtCRAFT Wei 1 Sally, I guess the first tlm? you do that, it has to be a 
record, 1 logged some 12" hours down nf about 3 feet forward I started to watch 
it took six minutes to get in and get 3 grays. 

CAPCGI1 Six minutes, we copy. Columbia v.'c'rc losing the picture 

through I'U.A now we'll be with you through Bermudr. for another 3 i;:inute.::.. 

SPACECRAFT 01; ay, we got some some 35s and soma DAC-- also, wa hope. 

There's a greet contrast i ri the lighting and very difficult to pick tin- right 
setting. 

CAP COM We understand that Jack, and we got super pictures down h re we 

really appreciate it. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, how do you read me now? 
CAP COM Loud and clear Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm downstairs I just had to get a new battery for my 
wireless it just quit all of a sudden, I'm back up with you now. 

CAPCOM Okay. Columbia we're 40 seconds to LOS. Madrid's next in G 

minutes, and just For information your interconnect looks good and so does 
your thermal attitude. 

V„;ACF CRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston, at 2 days ?3 hours 36 minutes, 

mission elapsed tine. On that last pass over the United States we had the 
live downlink television of the first time that the remote manipulator arm has 
" used to grapple a payload and remove it from its latched position. And 
.-■iiaut Gordon' Fuilerton performed those maneuvers with the arm and that is 
scheduled to be going on a little bit longer, the crow is slightly ahead of 
the flight plan "today. And the payload was satisfactorily raberthed which is 
obviously very important has getting it imberthed. We'll be reacquiring 
signal in about 5 minutes, just as we.... 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl69j GMT 84:15:37 PAGE 1 

PAO we'll be reacquiring signal in about 5 minutes. 

Just as we pass over the southwestern edgp of the Madrid tracking 
station region on orbit number 49. 2 days 23 hours 37 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Mission Control Houston. This is 
Mission Control Houston at 2 days 23 hours A2 minutes mission 
elapsed time. They're coming up on acquisition of signal on 
orbit 49 here as we pass over the outer limits of the tracking 
station at Madrid. There will be a playback very shortly of the 
television that came down live on the last pa^ over the 
continental U.S. Standing by for acquisition of signal. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Madrid for 3 minutes, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I got the PDP out in the breeze right now, 
but (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, copy the PDP's out. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) a couple times of release, the first MET 
is released for 2309, the second one at 2339. 



CAPCOM Roger, 09 and 39. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I notice that the current from the RDP is 34 
out it 33, do you want us to proceed? 



SPACECRAFT 
with it. 



Standby, 
(garble) 



it just turned to 33 and we're going on 



CAPCOM Roger, go ahead. Columbia, we're 50 seconds LOS. 

Indian Ocean's next in 15 minutes and Gordo, we'd like to collect 
some thermal data on the cameras during the day today and in 
order to do that we'd like you to leave the cameras powered up 
through most of the day. We'll give you a call when we're set to 
have you turn them off. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, right now the OR except Charley you want it 
on? 



CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 



CAPCOM 
Jt on. 



Negative, we'd like you to leave Charley off. 
I'm sorry, bravo, it's off also. 

Okay, Gordo, we'd like bravo powered up and leave 



"SPACECRAFT Okay, it's on also. 
CAPCOM Roger, talk to you in 14. 



( AO This is Mission Control. 2 days 23 hours 46 

minutes mission elapsed time. Passed out of range of the Madrid 
station. We'll be reacquiring in about 13 and 1/2 minutes over 
the Indian Ocean station. Gordon fullerton, who is operating the 
remote manipulator arm, noted at the beginning of this pass that 
the PDP is out in the breeze. Meaning that it has been deployed 
and it is out of the payload bay and is being held out in the 
area where the where it can do it's best job in evaluating the 
environment around the Orbiter. He noted that it was first 
released at mission elapsed time 23 hours and T minutes, rather 2 
days 23 hours and 9 minutes. And the crew has been instructed to 
leave the TV cameras powered up during most of the day to gather 
some thermal data on their operation. 2 days 23 hours 47 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Mission Control Houston. Mission 
Control Houston. 3 days 0 hours 0 minutes. Standing by for 
reacquisition through Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 4 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Indian Ocean, we're starting the control 
system here now in 1 and 2 GPC's OPS. 

CAPCOM Roger, we see you in 2 GPC's and we copy your 

starting the control system evaluation. 

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<TG"? AJR/GR0W3 TRANSCRIPT ti/Oj GKT 84:16:03 PAG? 1 

\ ? 

CAPCOM Co lurch ia with a n> Smite ?0 seconds loft in this pass just a 

remind.'^ that we're lookin.; for t ho si: art: of U.e cryo H2 thermal test co'iir.jj 
up in ii few minuter., that'll i>u Mr? t<-ke all the t .ink 1 huaters e/.cept 11? 
heater Bravo, II? Unk ] hcr-ttr bravo to c.uto, and the tank : ! and 4 heaters to 
off. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I got thH. from tho, I (jot it written on my checklist 
that ] five, is that okay? Or want us to dj it now? 

CAPCOM That's aff irrr.r tivo, we'd like to see that. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, want to make sure that you understand that H2 

tanks 1 and 2 should he heater Alpha only* and we're 30 seconds LOS 
Yarragadee's next at 00 pins 16. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 3 days; 0 hours 5 minutes mission 

elapsed time. Pilot Gordon Fullerton continuing to go through a pre planned 
series of motions with the remote manipulator arm. With the Plasma Dia^iostic 
Package attached to it. This is to conduct the loaded arm test, to evaluate 
how the arm performs with the payload attached to it. We'll be reacquiring 
signal in about 10 and a half minutes, 3 days 0 hours 6 minutes mission 
elapsed time, this is Mission Control Houston. 

^■rAO Mission Control Houston, 3 days 0 hours 16 minutes mission 

elapsed time. Standing by for reacquisition over Yarragadee in about 5 
seconds. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for six minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally, we got it out there in the wake stand by position 
right now. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, copy you're on the wake stand by position and we 

assume you finished the control system test. 

SPACECRAFT Affirmative. 

CAPCOM Roger, that's good work. 

SPACECRAFT Wake parameters cn spec 92 we averaged to hold in 32H, they're 
reading 371 and 35 respectively and none of them changed to any signficance 
moving' from the original position out to the wake position, but I'll continue 
to watch 'em. 

CAPCOM We copy that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT And if you'd take a look at the cryo heater configuration, 
<■ "ght work on them a little bit. 

'*i"S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl70j GMT 84:16:03 PAGE 2 



CAPCCH Okc:y, vo'il do that when i« y«?l d.Ue u.-r.-r Orroral V,.Vi : / in 

"hout four rronut'.;s. 

SPACECRAFT Sorry cbcut that, I'll catch you on th*s b'jr.lucss ;( day, 
when I hec<v.3 r:ort qu&lff ioJ. 

CISCO:) And i^ack , vu sc-nt v-'i r.tats" v^it;*" up cvr.«- Indian Cn.cafi 'iaM 

;>',ss, and '„'.. noticed a': so over I •.Jinn Ocean 1. f , o« t -.'i/'ts like to havj yoa t the 
sti.r trackers b ■•.•<>; in i'.c; track :rr:dr : ^nd r.^u. .:• f p<.c ?\. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, tkrr>k you 

SPACED APT Sally, 1 <;at you ^,,,,1 accord in.; to our schedule to c, ;. a Vi'k 
playback of tte I'D? berths, did you r-ot a chair:.;: to look el that whin ».\ r-j 
do 1 i!tj it live, or do you si 111 the played;? 

CAPCOM Stand by Cordo. Columbia, Komi, to; i that ;.-,.:> a gaod catc h Poi do 

wt consider i.hat we've seen the PiK"* berthing live over the 'last state; }.».-: 
pa>% ws don't need ye;: to run the VTK playback for sr . And we'll usi: that 
pass to get so;n?. live TV, we'll use til'.: bay cameras we assart with the v.T.ke 
stand by goir/| on you won't be need inn the hay caracal, a.,ri our inco will pan 
and tilt and give us sowe good sl>oi s of the wn in the wake stand by position 
and hopefully 'ho Earth in the hac! ground. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll just sto>; this cassett theft. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, on tlv; mid aft PURS DAC v;s v.-ore unable to turn it (iff, 

r l it just kt : pt rami inn and now it has reach-;! end of its f i in, it says i:hr> 

switch is off, lights are in run and end of film. It's ray proposal that 

we pull the circuit breaker on that, what do you say? 

CAPCCM Roger Jack, we undnrstnrid that and we concur, pull the breaker. 
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OAPCOM Columbia, we're ten r.econds to a short LOS over 

Australia. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

P^O Mission Control Houston . 3 days 0 hours 23 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Pausing through a gap hero of no 
communications between the 2 Australian tracking stations and 
we'll be reacquiring in about a minute and 20 seconds over 
Orroral Valley. It was noted that: as we have later planned in 
the flight plan Cor bono video tape recorder playback that we 
will i :stec.tl while passing over the U.S. opt for some live 
television downlink of the remote manipulator arm extended with 
the payload with the plasma diagnostic package attached to it and 
perhaps some good shots of the earth as well as we go by that and 
that will be coming up in about 20 minutes from now. In the 
meantime, in about another 45 seconds, we'll reacquire 
communications over Orroral Valley. 3 days 0 hours 24 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're back with you through 

Orroral Valley. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM And Jack, we think the cryo heater configuration 

looks good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. Sally, some general comments on 
the arm operation if anybody's interested. 

CAPCOM Go ahead, I think there' re a lot of interested 

people down here. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's as close to the (garble) as it could 
be. The operation is smooth. There's definitely a little bit of 
flex in dynamics but in the (garble) mode that's very 
minimi -ed. For instance, I've made some little message 
corrections centering the guides up in the slot before raising 
the arm and I was able to do that. Really no surprises. If 
there' a any surprises they're all present. I am really impressed 
with that piece of machinery. 

CAFCOM Hey, that's great news and we were impressed too. 

A piece of information that you might like. We saw when you were 
when you were grappled to the to the PDP in the berth position 
the joint angles all matched very closely with the what we would 
have expected from those digitals so that was good news too. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, I noticed that too. The predicted v?as 
pretty close to the real Mccoy. I when we got the two grays I 
just made a little pitch maneuver right while 



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; was down at the bottom of the guides there and I got the B's 
micro switch to go gray and but the C I left it up and went . 
barber pole and then I just made a little pitch back pitchdown 
and I got all three grades. Everything was absolutely 
straightforward o;j far as commanding response. 

CAPCOM That: 's great, Gordo, and for your information the 

PDP is getting super data out there. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds to LOS. Stateside' s 
next at 0052. 

SPACECRAFT See you back in the U.S.A. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we'll be looking at live TV there. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston at 3 days 0 hours 

29 minutes mission elapsed time. We just had loss of signal 
through Orroral Valley in eastern Australia. Passing out over 
the Pacific Ocean now and we'll be reacquiring over the United 
States in about 23 minutes where we expect to have some live 
television downlink showing the remote manipulator arm extended 
in space and holding onto a plasma diagnostic package. Gordon 
Pullerton who is operating the arm noted that it was as close to 
"the air bearing floor as it could be. Refering to the earth 
bound testing of the arm and its systems in one gravity where 
they use a very smooth precisely ground level floor to evaluate 
the operation of the arm on the earth. Not being able to 
evaluate it in 0 gravity before we actually get it up in 
flight. He noted that it was 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl72j GMT 04:16:30 PAGE 1 



PAO before we actually get it up and fly it. He noted 

that it was very smooth and there were no surprises , or it' there 
were any surprises they were all pleasant. Anci capped off thor-.e 
comments sayiuq that he was very impressed with that pioc* of 
machinery. CAPCOM Sally Ride al.no reported that the payloads 
people were saying we were: getting very good data out of the 
plasma diagnostic package which is extended up into the wake, the 
plasma wa!:e up around the Orbitor whi.'h the Orbiter creates as it 
moves through the ionosphere. 3 clays 0 hours 30 minutes mission 
elaoticd time thin is Mission Control Houston. This is Mission 
Control Houston. We're ahout 50 minutes into the 4th day of the 
3rd Cp;-:ce Shuttle flight and as we reacquire signal ovo»: the 
continental U.S. anc in just about 30 seconds we should be seeing 
some very interesting downlink color television, about 4 raiir.itos 
worth, of the remote manipulator arm attached to the plasma 
diagnostic package and extended out above the spacecraft as the 
PDP evaluates the electrical characteristics of the wake area 
around the spacecraft, standing by for voice contact iccrtentar Uy 
and the television will be coming a little while later. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston's with you through Buckhorn. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, loud and clear, Sally. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear also. 

SPACECRAFT Noticed that he averages up to 50 now and 32 H is 
around 44 to 50 for the PDP troops. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy, and we'll start looking at that 

too. Columbia, Houston, we're looking at your thermal attitude 
here over the states. Looks like to us like we're going to need 
to tweak the roll angle a little bit and we think the best way to 
do that is to change the discrete rate in DAP A4 to .134 vice 
135. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that right now. 

CAPCOM Okay, good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how do you like that? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, that looks good to us. And we're 20 

seconds to a short LOS over the states and we'll pick up live TV 
over Mi la. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 3 days 1 hour mission 

elapsed time. We now have the television picture downlink 
showing the remote manipulator arm. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we're back with you and we've 

got live television now. Vie' re looking at the PDP with yours 



STS-3 MR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl72j GMT 84: 16; 30 PAGE 2 
in the background. 
CPACClCP.i'.FT Okay, 

CAPCOl: Columbia, Houston, vo just had a super 'IV pass over 

Mila. r,a sure a.: o envious of the view you cjuyu have up U 10.2:0. 

SPAClXKAlT It's neat. V7sll i t ' v. a :;w>otaeiO ar one. I wish v/o 
could ' ve given you a 1 itU<; voice cov<-r ' . Wo were }.v>:'>y doiiv.j 
some other 1-hin^r: but loohs like it's; of cloudy as wo are at 

descending path out ever the Pacific. .:blcJ) out ov o ;: the 

Atlantic Goatling out £01: v.he African c. .iont. (garb.'u.) 

CAPCCM Roger, Jack, and we did':: want to bother v'^uin 

what you wore doing. And we've got another 3 minutes 'j.ef.i: in 
this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Just turned on the tire pressure switchc.-: . 
CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT What you're looking at, of course, is the aft part 
of the Columbia, open payload bay. The Canadian built arm is 
bent back so that it's as the camera on the elbow 

END OP TAPE 



STS-3 AWmm TRANSCRIPT tl73j GMT 84:17:07 PAGE 1 

ilrS! 11 ' eo "*"" f "«**o» "«1tor ttart, court* tht till 
thI™.fiSii P SdJI? y th ^ P*rt of tht tunllght irith Tb'Sk strip along 
SPACECRAFT Wouldn't you know It. 

CAPCOM Coluefcla, we're one alnutt to LOS. Dakar It next it 1 plus 15. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 1 plus 15. 

CAPCOM And thanks for tht tour of tht orblter. 

utmnlbla? ^ d1d m Wy * th€ vo1ce at w1th th « ^ » « 
CAPCOM Jack, I think that'll aaka a great show, rtally want wall. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, If you nwlnd us next Urn we'll glvt you sons volca for 

CAPCOM Roger, we'll do that. 

V&ZL MJ^^hTSXXSS th * $t,t " ^ 

SPACECRAFT Ok»y. 

-i° . , W'*1a> Control Houiton, 3 d«yi 1 hour 10 alnutM 

Col«61« no. .bout Id m, ov«- th. Atl«*U tow lITlSToth^rt,?? J, ml 



STS-3 AIR/8R0UN0 TRANSCRIPT tl73J GKT 84:17:07 PMC 2 

- J N yJ tt / 11 f k fc **» u lfc0,,t 1 ^ ™* 11 BlBUtM 1nt ° 4th flight day. ThH 
It Nisi Ion Control Houston. 

K° „ M1 ! ,io " Cotttro1 » 3 days 1 hour IS tlnutas Vision tlapsad 
t1t». Standing by for requisition of signal with Columbia through Oakar. 

CAPCON Colwbla, Houston through Oakar for 7 Minutes, ovtr. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, m got you at Oakar. 

CAPCON Ut got you too Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I guoss that. In the eabln TV pass I was talking 
about not till 410 or 420 right In that neighborhood. 

CAPCON Rogtr Jack, I think tht ntxt stateside TV Is gonna bt POP 
operations • 

.SPACECRAFT Right, I sot 1t. 

CAPCON And Jack, ovtr tht statts Hhllt we were optratlng tht caaeras 

for you, wa had torn troublt with cmtra Bravo, we couldn't got 1t to zoos, we 

y^VlJXL?*}}* try *** fuBCt1on °" BfIV0 for «« out whether 

you can control it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Tnat's a ntgatlvt, I can pan and tilt but no zoom. 

CAPCON Rogtr, wa copy. Columbia, I've got a couplt notts for you this 

pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCON Okay tht first 1s 1n rtgard to tht SPCs.... 

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•TS-3 AIA/OAOUED TRANSCRIPT tl74j QMT 84 1 17 1 IS PAGE 1 

CAFCOJI Okay, the first it in regard to the GPC's After 

the PRCS interaction tost we've changed our mind and we'd juit aa 
soon go took to tot single 02 OPC 0F8 and that'll bo whan you 
finiahad with tha KM* PRCS interaction tost. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll do that. 

CAPCOH And tha othar nota haa to do with tha flaah 

BVAPa. We ha van' t haven't uaad any watar through tha flaah EVAPa 
tha whola flight and we'd lika you to gat thosa off to aava a 
littla bit of powar. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I think cryo A it tha only ona that's on, 
isn't it? 

CAPCOH That's affirmative, what wa'd lika you to do is 

turn off flash 1VAP controller primary A. Take that ona off. 
And also on panel LI, tha toppino 1VAP haatar left nonle, right 
notfle and duet, all thraa to off. OFF. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, all tha evaporators and all of their heater a 
are off. 

CAPCOH Roger, and both of thosa are just to we decided 

that there 'a no sense using up sore eyro than we have to. 

SPACECRAFT We're for that. I gave, you a little bit of BFI 
tire pressure readout there, did you get it back there at the 
atates? 

CAPCOH That's affirmative. Jack, wa got that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, z got it off again. . 

CAPCOH Roger. And Jack, just to verify the next live TV 

?ass will be the next stateside paas and what we'd like on that 
s views the Orbiter bay and the POP operations from the bay 
CCTV's and if you could operate those cameras for us while you're 
monitoring the auto sequences and may give us some visual tour of 
the bay and the POP, we'd appreciate that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you want us to operate both the elbow and the 
delta cameras, right? 

CAPCOH Whatever views you think would be best. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and you're looking for RMS and payload bay. 
AFCOH That's correct and in particular the POP. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



•TS-3 All/OftOUNO TPANBCBXtT tl74j Off Usl7tlt FAOl 2 

^plSs 33. Colvmblt » " saconda LOS. Botswana's next at 



33. 

*?° i Mission Control Boat ton. 3 days 1 sour 22 alnutes 

^gjg-gyy* J* loo- of signal through wffi, 

£Z^£ili*L l L t 5°!J X ? ■ lnut o; Botswana, crow continue, to 
v oP^E^fnfl on a tlaollno perhaps a littlo bit ahead. 3 dava 1 

SStS. *~ " li " i0n tU ^ d tM " ConJrSr 

CAPC0M Columbia Houston through Botswana for 3. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Bally, about tiae.... 
CBKX* aogor. 

SPACECRAFT Oponlng up the XC1 for tha interaction taat now. 

$5*9°" *°«; r ' «« i*'!! l««va you alone. Coluabia, we*re 

20 taconds LOS. Yarragadee*s next In 14. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

**° , Million Control Houston. 3 days 1 hour 38 Minutes 

•ission elapeed tim on tha SOth orbit. Columbia?; just rased 
out of rsnga of tha Botswana tracking station. And Gordon^ 
fullarton raportad that ha is about to proeaad with tha raaote 
?SSi P !i!! 0 L* r * '•• etio, » control aysteu interaction taat. During 

™? n 1* 1 !/!5* nd 2? ind lo * a#d * n<5 tha reaction control system 
and\h£! hiS^H- SJ^*? is maneuvered to a prescribed location 
XL. 12* ! ! J?™* 1 -*?? vernier jets are used at different 
IfflStl^hJ^Hf^JS: °J m U o*"*™" to aee how it is 
•"•OS* °* the firing of these reaction control jets. There is 

sets srM^ai2\Kr te th# — but 

IND Or TAPE 



STS-3 AM/aNXmO T*A*SC*IPT tl73j GNT 14 1 17 1 39 fhOM 1 

w.- * ty •2?" la 006 upllnk«3 to tha eraw yat. but 

5*! rt ?*! *5* B J 0 !" «i««ttMlon that aarliar that Sort Bight bT 
watar introduced into tha toilat to aaa If that would fraa tha 
tin., that ara partially bloekad on tha fan, on tha ■iiSSJr 
rathar, and that problaa ia atiU balng SSkaTlt ia not 9 
rtoooaitiidod that tha watar ba uaad as was aoaooatad aariiar 
it la probabla that tha sy.taa wlll^ontinuTS bTuaod iJ iha 
flKh! 1 ^* 1 ?!^!:^' 11 *^ " *5 <aila p!lSJa«rin5 tha 

iiitiitiS •2a t S.l*Jf J* *Vi m °f r Mtt ********* would ba 

:^i.ition of :&ar» * 

■tSing by. Colu * bU ' through Tarragada for 7 ainutaa, 

•WCJCRAFT Sally, va'ra working on column 3, it's ouits • 
apactacular alght to aaa thosa bit jata of fir a. W 

CAtCOH Rogar copy, column 3. 

f??-* , Miaaion Control Houston, 3 days 1 hour 52 ainutaa 

thi SIvL? .fftLTi!*^ 000 !*?} ''X^ 1 * B contacting 
«n \fL^JS?Lm • 11 *'*n9 J <*«<>°n Fullarton to continue eoncantrating 
on his task of proeaading with tha raaota Manipulator ara *"* n * 
^•£ C 51? n " T lth «>ntrol sysJS: Thi? iVl chack 

mw*4ata*a?a f"* 00 ?*' tha raaction control 

zlz *" 3#ta *«ad. Fullarton aada a coaaant lust * f*v 
SlT;!!/??.i hat J' w f • WotaculHTSht to .2, tno.a 

2 t J " r ! nl '! f !"l n « to th « ■*«• "action cent™ 

, " hich othar craw aaabara in tha past, particularly on 

S£^I*S.2 a H l* Ut l!* to *• 11 k# attars going of f . Jtoaa 
2l2V r# tha attituda atabla up in tha Spacecraft 

and to aanauyar it in ita attituda whila in orbit. 3 dayS 1 hour 
34 ainutaa aiaaion alapaad tiaa, Niaaion Control Houaton? 

SateaHs. V* 1 *****' 10 aaconda to a 1 ainuta LOS ovar 

It 0 » . Miaaion Control Houston, 3 days 1 hour 38 minutM 
aiaaion alapaad tiaa. Briaf LOS parlod hara batwaan Tsrrli!222 

S22i«2 , 22;-5ii d S ,, f, af th * confaranca room, diicuaainT 

amri^nt Sl22 2?tt !!f P ? ri,, ? n S and th# inducad itaoaphara 9 
«spariaant. Tnasa will ba local Houston araa onlv and win 
ij cyrriad on tha NASA circuits. 3 daya 1 hSu? 39 linu?i. 
aiaaion alapasd tiaa, this i. Miaaion Control Houaton? 



STS-3 AXS/GKOOHO TftAMSCftXtT t!73j GMT MU7i39 PAG1 2 

CAfCON Columbia, wa'ra back with you for • ainuta and a 

half* 

UACKMrr Okay Sally, «a ooaplstad tha taat. Wa uaad eaaara 
Pfi**- 4 ??*** 4 ^ 0 ' Brt *°' ,ra *° »i» iti laok of soon and looks 
lika Oalta had a lot battar viaw on it, so wa'ra looking at tha 
dynamics, I hopa that' a okay for tba data raduoaa. 

CAfCON That sounds fina Gordo, and I do hava ona nota on 

tha B-Piald map coming up. 

SPACSCftAFT Okay, 90 ahaad. 

C J PC0M w 0k *Y* yo« to atart that at 0220, rathar 

than whan it 'a eallad out in tha CAP, and that'll gat it atartad 
bafora tha atataalda pass. And hava it in work ovar tha atataa. 

•VAdCXATT Okay, atart that at 0220. 

CAPCOM That's affirm, that's about 20 alnutaa frost now. 

And wa'ra 20 aaoonds to LOS, Hawaii's nsxt at 021S. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I put a roll of angla of 90 in and I'a 
joing to atart it at tha aaoanding noda which will ba 20847, you 

concur? 

BHD Of TAPS 



•W-3 Alft/QBOOND TUAMSOIIPT tl77j <HT 84 til 1 20 FAOl 1 

STSm mS&3XZJ? *" lbout 1 1011 0£ 300 thak,> 3 -°-° 

JJJf^ m fi *bt, that sounds good. wvil 90 with that 
CAICOM Okay good. 

CaFCOII And Oordo if it's convtnUnt, wa'va got a quiok 

statas to ragain tha soon on easara bravo. 
spaokraft Okay. 

SIS? 1 **** i k il,^H that 5 toctd « r * J««t ba to turn oaasra 
bravo off o-f-f for 10 saoonda, and than turn tha powar baok on 
and try tha 100a and saa if that racovara it. 

flPACIClAFT okay. 

SiJSS'L* 4J And as far as tha WCS is oonoarnad, wa thought 
about your idaa of putting watar into tha slingar down in tha HCS 

> J :C k w that 5?* **? thtt *"* Probably hava hung up in thara ia 
* cloth bag. xt won't disolva in tha watar andthat tha watar 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

^ ?? ,v * 9°* 50 ••©onds l*ft in this pass wa'll 
iSi k ^° yOU at Buckho ™ Jn 3 1/2 alnutaa and just a raaindar on 
to? Sf/LTFJSV??^ J° ld JOB ' •^•Ouling tha livl TV 

£?L Mila only * nd 1 11 y°« • call whan wa'va got a good 

pictura and wa'rs lockad up ovar Mila. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Rogsr. 

J5° 1 ^ M , Thls *• MiBBion Control Houston at 3 days 2 hours 
23 ainutaa Mission llapaad Tlaa. wa'va had loaa of sianal 
through tha Hawaii atation. Wa'll ba raacquiring throEh 
ZSShSl 2 ? lnu ? M Jfcording to tha tiiSlina and tha 

craw haa baan vary olosaly adharing to tha tlaallna. Col. Louaaa 

wlthTIifr^riSiSiiS^/^ 1 '.? 0 ^ 

^•contrTHouStSn! " ""^ * 

*f° _ Mission Control Houston 3 daya 2 hours 23 

ni^ilZ* 9 J***" 1 ** * f « "acquisition of'.ignal ovar tha Onitad 

Statas. Whan wa pass ovar tha Mila tracking station , wa will bT 



.■ «TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl77j GMT 84:18:20 PAGE 2 

•Ming iOM downlink television o£ the plasma diagnostic package 
operations. But, that will be sometime after we've already had 
voice contact over tha was tarn United States. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you stateside through 

BucKnorn. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we We got you kind of weak. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, you're loud and clear and the 

teleprinter Message that we sent up over Hawaii was the entry 
weather. 

SPACECRAFT Roger . 

CAPCOM Columbia, we see that .you're back in the 1GRC OPC 

configuration and you're go for the item 48s to SM and GNC 
any tiae . 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

CAPCOM And Jack, just a reainder after the ops transition, 

we need to put the trackers back in the track soda and resume 
pec 21. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

S! ACB 2£T T . 1 think we've 9«t the wrong vector back there don't 
we. Don't we need body vector 2. 

CAPCOM Standby. Columbia, Houston. He concur, it should 

be body vector 2. 

^^SUfl^Jf^ "°* «»itt going to make that roll angle 

that you wanted. You're going to have to shoot just a little 
further downstream and roll. You got another one. 

fX 00 " . Standby. Columbia, Bouaton. Jack, it looks to us 
like you're going to get close enough for the 2+30. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

then go AR to vernier and that'll be about right. 
END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl76j GMT 84:18:00 PAGE 1 

J^Sff??*?*. «.° k ! y 1 pu * ? ro11 o£ '"V 1 * »0 ^ and I'm going 
cSnc^r? winding noda which will ba 20847. Do yoS 

SJSn?*d«y. JaCk ' ° h * Ck th# •• c#ndin 9 that- • for tha 

CAPCOM And Columbia you can ignora evaporator aaaaagaa. 

2f?-* Miaaion Control Houston, 3 daya 2 houra 1 ainut* 

SSS^nfliiJ?* r * ac ? u i rin 9 in about 13 Sinutaa. 

HoS^oS. 1 " lnUt# MlMi ° n SWSy'SS i! J Mi^i^cont^r 
??° - MJ , ThiB *ii««ion Control Bouaton, 3 dava 2 hour* n 

2XSS!a ovar. C ° lu " blm ' HouBton " lth *°» though Hawaii for 7 
SPACECRAFT Okay wa got you loud and claar, Sally. 
CAPCOM You'ra loud and claar alao, Gordo. 

ihSSf 0 ?^ *y don,t nav * wything furthar to talk 

•bout for a noaant wa hava acwathing for you. 

(HAWAIIAN MUSIC) 

CAPCOM Aloha to you too Coluabia. 

(HAWAIIAN MUSIC) 

sssssrto r:.. u f: .araa.. 0 '- — °™ -« 

CAPCOM a littla ovar aodulatad but it waa nica. 

SPACICRAPT Go ahaad with tha notaa. 

a*li2?i. hi* °«I y fc S\ f if ,t 1- w# ' d llk * «P Your attituda 

liJut^^ougK t'c^^^ « ^ 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl76j GMT 84 « 18* 00 PAGE 2 

iik2°!L, .t. ? k ' y : And th# DAP «hould when you do that we'd 
lik« you also to change DAP A4 back to .135. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia also just a reainder wa*d lik« mi, 

EJuSe? ?G20PC TOn "9»"tion now ttattbTra Lit i. 2 ^ 

SPACECRAFT Yeah I was about to do that whan Hawaii got hara. 

CAPCOM okay wa understand . 

CAPCOM And I've got a couple of words on the HCS. 

atmSdfin tiL a ° n ^Mi ln i I,- . #V# f * oln * to th *t roll 

fSti?d^tr^ i°?hiik h ;:!ij? 91v€ ui °- ■ ntti - 

y^oaded 290 R i2 #r th?*?oIir ,U " ^ " " 0tl " th «* 

CAPCOM And, we'll give you something a little later this 

OToll that C ^^ ~ - «— 

anSS.r 5n U :. thtt ttat hM .o I'll 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack and how about ... 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl78j GMT 84:18:30 PAGE 1 
' SPACECRAFT ..about right. 

CAPCOM Okay. And Jack, we think you can start it now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, for your information we're about 3 

minutes from Mila acquisition and I've got some S take start 
times to read up that you copy in the PDRS checklist, if you've 

got that handy. 

SPACECRAFT again Sally. 

CAPCOM And that's on page 2-51 of the PDRS checklist. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm looking at 2-51 Sally go ahead. 

CAPCOM okay, I'll read you the times first, they'll all on 

day 3. Run number 1 is at 0435, run number 2 at 0500, run number 
three at 0531, run A all three are sequence 8, run B Bravo are 
all three sequence 9, the VTR is required on numbers 1 and 2 
only. 



SPACECRAFT 435, 500, and 0531, sequence A is sequence 8, and B 
is 9 and 1 and 2 is requiring VTR. 

CAPCOM That is a good read back. And Jack we'd like you 

J?, 1 *? uain * c *"«™ A1 P h * f °* those rather than camera Delta, we 
think we can get better pictures with the black and white camera. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



JAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're over the White Sands S-Band 

station right now, we'd like to get a voice check if we could. 



STS-3 AIR/GROOND TRANSCRIPT tl78j GMT 84:18:30 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT Okay, short tern follows 1,2,3,4,5.4,3,2,1 how do 
you read through White Sands? ' ' ' ' ' J,4 ' A w ao 

SmSg good T$? Ud ^ Cl€ " JaCk ' and we ' r€ on Mil « now «* 
SPACECRAFT Okay. 

Look. «fl f gooS? Ur inf ° rMtion « 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're doing a .93 not quite, have tweak it 
up. Okay you want sone voice on this Sally? 

CAPCOM sure, that it be great Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Gordo's picked up the PDP, the Plasaa 
Diagnostic Package you can see it thire on the arJ, Jid it's sort 
of resting just above the payload bay, I'll try to swine the 

ass* voT™ *• don, rV .o .u^^ck^oSSd'iJ 

tnere, you can see siore of the payload bay. Okav in thm 
foreground big silver and gold S3 colorld box thaithS thermal 
canister experiment and just ahead of that can see 2 solar 
•xpsriaents which will use on a point top to sun? the ?-?ay 

EiFir^ an i th M2i ar tomtit. *$m j; u \;*h.r 

have us to go the elbow caaeras and take a look down? 

fJfS 0 !!^ It's your choice Jack, whichever you think would 
look good to us. And Jack this is really a fantastic shot? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, there you have the elbow caaera flyina down 

vl™ bot?2i J JV° U S an *?• tht circu l" thing at the 

llll S?i 'EL °!., lt ' bu taown here in the payload bay, you can also 
aake out the silver and goldene and color box which are thermal 

SSi2?St! ,,ptr4BMIt on top o£ that a m " ot ° -*t^i # r 

2h2 y ;ci«iSJ5f« U K!f fS C ? * nd PUt hLm t0 *° rk ' *>«itoring see of 
tne scientific data that were supposed to get while were at thi* 
point. And as soon as he gets those nuabe™ logged then Sire 
going to go aove on in the sequence to a n.'t iStiT»o7nt. 

iSgX their dKIf aocdd ' th# Wload- **°* U Wciat. you 
END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl79j GMT 84:18:37 PAGE 1 

_ CAPCOM their data. And Columbia, Gordo, just for our 

information, we're you able to regain the zoom on camera bravo? 

SPACECRAFT (garble) here we go though from point 93 in 
automatic sequence onto the next point, point 94, you can see it 

t0 th * ^l?* 8i ? e of thc m answer to your 

question was negative, it seems to be hard broke. 

SFSL in ■otlSS!*' ~ C ° PY ' 9etting * g00d vlftw of 

SPACECRAFT Okay, there' s another inside of the pay load. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we'll have TV for about 1 more minute. 

XifSSFL A J?? n i? mber o£ th * ««P«fin>ents on this flight are 
?I!i?;^.^.? Uan J ify th# ftnoaphere abound the Orbiter so that 
fhSS?ii C f n b#tt ? r c * lil >"t* their instruments so 

£h! y oiiiJ;?\;5*iK t0 plan ? n in t * r ~ of •Metrical potential on 
2 i! r *.S2 d ^ h * ^"twinants in the environment around it. 

ZblVll SLJSH^SH 1 pr 2S rti€S of Obiter, so it will be 
is illt>* 2!« hOW ! 900<5 a ? •*P«*"«ntal platform it really 

reiSireh »S5*f! i'Z °S h *5* that art inv °l™* with basic 

research. The POP that Gordo is moving right now is movina 

;2fniSi n !r2 h i. f j5 di J! 9 w? ttt the «iec??omi;n:?ic 9 

radiation around the Orbiter so that we'll be able to track them 

iSvoJvS 7^!L th * y w? rt * rid wnat kind ot interfering »ight £ 
involved in the working some of the experiments in the future. 

SifcfiSa rl??*f \ Jack :i tn f. th# «P«fi««nters say that they're 

TV SiStuJTSoi til???'!!!"?!.*"'*'. And Jack ' wa ' ra looain * the 
thrSiaS ilrZZl: J5 11 ? wit h you for another 3 and 1/2 minutes 
through Bermuda but no longer have live TV. Thanks a lot. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we've got no more notes for vou thim 

paw, but we're interested in hearing what?. f« lunch? * 

SPACECRAFT what are you interested in hearing? 

'i^^y si: n y i* h v :?:? h,d "- to i ~ k *«> -» 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl79j GMT 84:18:37 PAGE 2 

^fSf^.w °!S ay ' why don,t y° u hav « °ne Cor us too. That's 
one thing theydon't include in our menu. 

Lof^Dakar .nTE 4 Si b * lucky ' Columbia, we're 40 seconds to 
uua, Dakar and Ascension are next at 249. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

television of RMS operations. At 3 days 2 hours 45 ^uSJI 
•cqui.ition of signal through Dakar in about 10 ..condt? 
SSSlo. for g I S5J&Jr" t0B ' back wlth *° a th " u * h Dakar .no 

SlSiM? »•'<*•<« had ..nt up .on. THBO'. tl r..djS.£ th. 
!?r^o.d.°r^^ 

JSSr^art xJftl'i • fflr »»""«- Th.r.'. no .ction r.quirtd on 

(MUSIC) 

SPACECRAFT is that better Sally? 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl81j GMT 84:18:59 PAGE 1 



- CAPCOM 40 seconds left here and we're coming up on 

Botswana at 304. That'll be 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and Gordo's got the PDP in the standby 
position. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 3 days 3 hours 0 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Just passed out of range of the Ascension 
Island tracking station and will reacquire in about 3 and 1/2 
minutes at Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 6 and 1/2 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we've got you' in Botswana. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, and the answer to your question on the 

attitude and the roll. Looks like to us the roll is a little bit 
off but it's drifting back in the right direction and we think 
that it's fine. No need to tweek it up. Columbia Houston, we're 
40 seconds till LOS. Yarragadee's next at 324. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, did you copy our request for a medical 
conference? 

CAPCOM Uh, negative, say again. 

SPACECRAFT If you can can you set up a medical conference for 
that pass. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we can do that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, appreciate that. Other question was later 
after lunch we have the PDP wake standby plus or minus 10 minutes 
of orbital noon. Can you get me a good time for this day? 

CAPCOM Good catch, Gordo, we'll do that. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston at 3 days 3 hours 

and 12 minutes mission elapsed time. We just passed out of range 
of the Botswana tracking station and we'll be coming up over 
Yarragadee in about 12 minutes where there will be a private 
medical conference between the crew and the surgeon here in 
Mission Control. Crew is scheduled to be having their noon meal 
right about now. And we're in the Slst orbit just having passed 
over the southern tip of Africa. 3 days 3 hours 12 miniutes 
mission elapsed time and this is Mission Control Houston, 
.ission Control Houston. 3 days 3 hours 25 minutes mission 
elapsed time. We are within range of the Yarragadee tracking 
station now where the crew is scheduled to have a private medical 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl81j GMT 84:18:59 PAGE 2 

conference with the surgeon in Mission Control. Mission Control 
Houston at 3 days 3 hours 49 minutes mission elapsed time. We'll 
be reacquiring signal with Columbia over Hawaii in about 20 
seconds . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for 5 and 1/2 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're with you in Hawaii Sally. 

a We're with you, Jack, and a piece of information 
that Gordo requested. Noon on this orbit is at 0403. 

JSJSffX* * K? kay ' 1 9 2 fc lta Sally ' if we ' r « interpreting the 
checklist right, we need to get to the wake plasma right now, is 
tnat correct? 

CAPCOM Standby, Gordo. That's affirmative, Gordo, we'd 

like you to start there now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're not receiving S-band downlink, 

je'd like you to check the configuration of your ATU's. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that ought to be better now. 

2™°Uw * Okay, thank you. Columbia Houston, we want to make 
sure that you've had a rev or so of relaxation and a time to 

?IX*EL a £!i t ! t «2.; # ; 1, w If you h « v « n,fc there's no reason to rush 
into the joint VCAP POP beam search, we're willing to slide that 
and let you get some lunch. * 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl80j GMT 84:18:50 PAGE 1 
v — SPACECRAFT Has that better Sally? 
CAPCOM That's real nice Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I'm just trying to calibrate this thing, so you 
need to tell me when it's good and when it isn't. 

CAPCOM Okay, it's over driven just a little bit. 

SPACECRAFT How's that? 

CAPCOM Try it again Jack. 

CAPCOM Jack, we're over ... 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM We're over a UHF site now it may be better over S- 

Band, we can hear it, but it's hard to make out. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I kind of like that too. 

CAPCOM Okay, we're coming up on Ascension in about a 

minute and a half, if you'll wait till then and shoot it to us 
\gain. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, this is one of the most spectacular sights, 
flying around the world I think, that were looking at now. We're 
moving into the darkness and the edge of the, the rim of the 
earth is very poorly defined, it's, it goes gradually from very 
dark blue of the Earth and fades into black but there is no real 
definition, it's kind of like your going out into nowhere, and 
it's one of the most interesting contrasts I've seen. 

CAPCOM And we're over Ascension now Jack, we've got S- 

Band. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I was just describing how we're moving into 
the darkness, here below us in dark. However, we can see the sun 
shining on the, some of the build up clouds on the other side, 
kind of reddish in color but we are finding it's not very well 
defined it is a very poor gradation between what you see on the 
Earth and then the blackness of space, it kind of, I guess you 
might say lonely feeling or a feeling of not knowing exactly 
where your going because you can't define the edge of the Earth 
or see any stars yet. 

CAPCOM That's an interesting observation Jack, sounds like 

- beautiful sight. 

SPACECRAFT And I don't have a song called blue Ascension, but 
let's try to calibrate this thing one more time. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl80j GMT 84:18:50 PAGE 2 

2£??!L _ n J****' 90 ahead. And Jack, even though we're 
getting S-Band data we're not getting S-Band voice, you might 
check your conn configuration, your coming down UHF only on 

SSSFKly. ^ ° kay ' Wet " alr 9r ° Und ° ne - Mu8t * on th « 
CAPCOM Roger, we'll look. 

S A SJ2T down?° U lnte " 8ted in *** oC tho " B-Pield numbers that 

J^send thefSown^* ™ jMk ' int «" 8t «* i» tho.e, you 

in A Sa?*oTder.° kay ' ^ X ' U °° Py d °" n the V " Mag ' Y " Ma * and X " M ** 

CAPCOM Roger, we got a minute and a half. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, this will be easy. .93 high and low was the 
•ame, 55,42,37, .94 58,44,39, 195, 58,47,43 .S,60?4e,S. 
APCOM We g 0t tnat Jackf thanka a lot# 

SttitS?? tht? kay ;. an ? X '5 n0t totallv h «PPy with the roll 

rd tl be ud ; 1 LJ!;g nk o i 5o\h f ::. da9r< " off lf you,d iike to c °"« ct * 

CAPCOM Okay, let us look and we may give you an uodate at 

tetmnl:.? 40 "• COn<5S X * ft h " 6 and ~" 4 «S T on 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl82j GMT 84:19:54 PAGE 1 

Slff?J?« f rt -w;: R S! h fc int 2 , the jolnt VCAP PDP bean » search, we're 
willing to slide that and let you get some lunch. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we 1 11 call you back. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT We are now at the wake stand by point. 

CAPCOM we see you there. And Gordo, that's a fine place 

to leave the arm, just let it sit there and collect data. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

in^Sinutea Columbia ' w6 '" 30 a «conds to LOS stateside »s next 

SPACECRAFT Okay, be there in 3 minutes and we sure need to 
JhEk*^ attitud ! fo * th *» VCAP PDP beam searcS coSing Sp i 
think, so if you gotta crank it up, why let me know. 

looks^good That ' 8 J«ck, and we think your attitude 

SPACECRAFT ..thanks. 

mWan •i*«-J i5 !f? n C 22 tr °i Hou f ton 3 d «y« 3 hours 56 minutes 
mission elapsed time. They have loss of signal through the 

S!7 ai i •J a J ion 1 the i! w ' n ^ reacquiring in the pass over the 
£^*VS at *: in about 2 » inu tes and 45 seconds. This is Mission 
m:!' 01 ^ 0 ?!*?" at 3 days 3 houri 58 »inutes mission elapsed 
in Iu« t .^ 1 ^ a Jh r * Cent f a ! 8 ov « th « ^arragadee tracking Station 
-I* SJffJi} 4 *ii crew 5 ad a ra « di cal conference with the surgeon 
and following that conference the surgeon has reported that the 
^•JS} C : J #1 f? t<S t0 2 f tquaat from F«n«ton who 

JIPJSlV filing of fullness in his abodomen due to gas, and 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through the states. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

m^ 0 ??*.-.^ ^.2°???' "* hav * an "P**** to the RMS pdp Ops for 

blam JilrSh! ' yOU t0 d * 1#tt run numb#r 1 in tht Joint 

SPACECRAFT delete say again? 

CAPCOM Roger, we'd like you to delete run number 1 in the 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl82j GMT 84:19:54 PAGE 2 

- joint VCAP PDP beam search and stay in the PDP wake stand by 
attitude until run number 2 which occurs at 0500 hours. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, this is start run number 2 at 0500, and 
delete number one. 

CAPCON That's affirmative, just delete number one. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and let us knew when your ready for the 
television. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston it looks like we made a mistake 

down here, we believe that the TV is scheduled for the next state 
side pass one rev from now, rather than this pass and we 
apologize if we mixed you up. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, no problem we were kind of worried about that 
too, but we're just gliding over San Francisco right now and its 
a little cloudy south of Frisco but pretty nice in the San 
Joaquin Valley. 

CAPCOM Oh, I'm sorry we're missing the view. 

SPACECRAFT We've got the TV up and running if you wanna take 

CAPCOM I'm afraid that the ground station's not configured 

for TV, we're dumping the recorders now. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, now we're going over to Lake Powell, famous 
place of friends of mine from Phoenix, good fishing, (kind of 
wispy) clouds over in area that way today, but it sure is a 
beautifully painted desert. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, and I think Joe Henry's listening too, 

and he probably agrees with the good fishing. 

SPACECRAFT Well we just came over the Continental Divide 
Sally, looks like we're heading through Eastern Colorado and 
right across the heartland of America and all the many farmers' 
fields that take such good care of us. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl83j GMT 84:20:06 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT (garble) the heartland of America and jail the many 
farmers fields that take good care of us. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Well, we just crossed the Mississippi River 
Sally. Looks like, there's a lot of weather over the country 
today. 

CAPCOM You've probably got the best view of it Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, there's no trouble with the air traffic 
control up here either. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

SPACECRAFT No traffic controllers. Looks like we're just 
going south of Atlanta and crossing the coast somewhere along the 
Carolines. 

CAPCOM Roger. And Jack, for your information, next 

stateside pass you'll be coming directly over Houston and it 
looks like the weather's clearing out a little here, you may be 
able to see us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, get out in the rought and way and I'll take 
your picture. 

CAPCOM It's a deal. Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS. 

Ascension's next in 10 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Mission Control Houston at 3 days 4 hours 18 

minutes mission elapsed time. Just passed out of range of the 
continental United States tracking stations and have are crossing 
out over the Atlantic Ocean at the present time. Be coming 
within range of the Ascension Island tracking station in about 10 
and 1/2 minutes. Been a slight swap around in the crew 
timeline. The crew when they had been earlier scheduled to have 
their meal about to begin that about an hour about an hour and 
1/2 ago ended up continuing on with some work. And the meal 
period is now set for th* current hour 3 days and 4 hours to 3 
days and 5 hours mission elapsed time. After which time they 
will be operating the plasma diagnostic package with the vehicle 
charging a potential experiment in a activity to detect the 
condition of the environment around the Or biter. 3 days 4 hours 
19 minutes mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control 
"'ouston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Ascension for 5 minutes, 

over . 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl83j GMT 84t20t06 PAGE 2 
"f££dT ° kay ' 8tiU crulain * along same altitude and 

CAPCOM we're glad to hear that. 

S^f 0 .?*" 1 ta J a ifc tnat th « reorders are running so that I 
SSan^r * quaation y° u h « d "lated to massage 22 aft*? 



, That's affirmative, Jack, the recorders we will b* 
lilt ^ n LX° iC !-, c ? lu » bi »' 30 sicond. to loI! ^swana-I 

SPACBCRAFT Okay, understand the next pass over the states will 
U ?ha? UZ.°ct 7 lnBi ** th€ Cabin whUa ^ing the^Sp^" 

§X£?on. and MUa? af£ir » ati ™' ™> "•'H be getting both 

orJSrl^L «^i ay ' th€ 2 at soine later dat « vou to do so I'm 

SJS^In the f?^ht?° Und8 9 " at ' We ' U Plan that £or 8 °»« «« 
SiS.ion ? isaion Control Houston. 3 days 4 hours 34 minutes 

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•fS-3 AIR/QROOTD TRANSCRIPT tl84j CMT 84i20<34 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM Okay, sounds greet, we'll plan that Cor sometime 

later in ths flight. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 3 days 4 hours 34 sinutes 

aission .elapsed tims. Just passsd out of rang* of ths Ascension 
Island tracking station and we'll hava a briaf pa a* ovsr Botswana 
in southern African in about- 5 and 1/2 minutes. -Crew still has 
about -20 minutes lsft in their seal, period and then we'll begin 
.. so»s v ot rtheir remote aiani puis tor am plasma d Ugncmsic- package •■ 
activitiea. 

CAPCON Columbia Houston, through Botswana to*%-3 minutes, 

ovsr. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're with you at Botswana. 

CAPCON Ro g er, Jack , - in ref erencs ths TV ths next stateside 

TV pass. We've been talking it over and we'd like to sake it 
your choice what you show «s< either -a tour of the-bay which* 
should be fine, or a combination of inside views and PDP 
operations as was originally scheduled, or if you'd like we can 
run the caaeraa from the ground. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, why don't we just take the combination, I 
-Son't think we can amuse you with inside the the cockpit for 10 
Minutes. Maybe we can do -that for a few minutes and head 
outdoors and we can look at the experiments. 

• CAPCON Oksy, that sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT Kind of depends on how busy we get inside. I'm 
.going to be assisting here and we'll have to play it by ear, I 
guess. 

CAP COM That's fine and if you change your mind or have any 

changes to the plan just let us know and we'll take care of it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, super. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 1 minute to LOS. Yarragadee's next 

at 458 and Jack, we noticed that after the OPS node recall a 
little while ago. We still need to get the star trackers back to 
the track mode and resume spec 21. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll take care of that and there's a message 
22 reply on the recorder. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that, and Jack, we'll also need to 

have you cycle the shutters and do you have a time for when you 
started the response? 

SPACECRAFT Yea just after we left Ascension. 



*TtV3 AIR/GROUND TRAM8CRIPT tlS4j GMT 84i20i34 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Roger, thanks a lot, we'll get that. 

PAD Mission Control Houston at 3 days 4 hours 43 

minutes aisslon slaps** tiae. Just passsd out of rang* of ths 
Botswana tracking- station and we'll bs reacquiring again briefly • 
over Yarragadee about 14 and 1/2 ainutes. Craw is dus to rssuas 
their remote manipulator arm activities in about 15-ainutea at 
the end of the scheduled meal period. 3 days * hours 44 minutes 
. aiaeeon- ^elapsed w tiae -th is ' -Mission Oontrol--gb us tOTr^--Thi» is - - 
Mission Control Houston at 3 days 4. hours 57 ainutss aission 
elapsed ties, in about 1 ainute we wittHeft passing over the 
Yarragadee station in western Australia, -Very -shortly the crew 
is scheduled to begin the activities involving the vehicle 
charging and potential experiaent using the plasaa diagnostic 
package mounted on the end of the reacts manipulator era and 
maneuvering that are through a sst.ssries of motions in order to 
determine where it encounters the beaa set up by the vehicle ' 
charging and potential experiaent. This is to help deteraine the 
- effects of the plasma Wake on that beaa as the Orbtter passes 
through this area. Should be acquiring communications in about 
10 seconds. This is Mission Control Houstoa. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadss for 5 ainutss, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, we're juet checking the wrist roll. Had to 
go all ths way around to get the wrist roll right. Getting to 
press on with sequence «• 

CAPCOM Soger, sounds like you're right on tiae. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, we can see the filaaent loud and clear 
but no beaa and we're starting froa 177 heading for 178 now. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we copy. Columbia, we're 30 seconds 

LOS. Guam is next at 5 plus 10. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



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^iT8-3 AIR/GROOMD TRAMSCRIPT tl03j GMT 84i21i02 PAGE 1 

N crtPCOM Columbia, we* re 30 seconds to LOS, Gum Is next at 

S plus 10. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston at 3 days 5 hours 4 

■inutes mission slaps** time. On that pass over Yarragadae, 
Gordon Pullsr ton reported that he has bsgun the maneuvering tha 
remote Manipulator arm through its planned sequence of attitudes 
and* positions in attempting* to locate the beam "pro jected by the 
vehicle charging a potential experiment and determining how that 
beam is deflected by the plasma wake created by the orbiter. 
We'll be reacquring Columbia in about 6 minutes over the Guam 
station. 3 days 5 hours 4 minutes mission elapsed time, this is 
Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, standing by to reacquire 

, signal through Guam. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Guam for 6 and 1/2 

minutes. ; ' x 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally, just happened to notice that the POP 
high voltage talk back went barber pole I'm not sure exactly when 
■-•it I looked over there about 30 seconds ago and it was. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy Gordo. Let us look at it for a 

minute. Columbia, Houston, we think what happened with the high 
voltage talk back is that when you got the POP in the beam the 
beam just tripped it off, there's a procedure you for to reset 
the high voltage on page 2-54 of the PDRS checklist. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're at the end of a sequence and I'm almost 
out of time so I'll have to watch it close the next time, I was 
aware of that but not sure how long, does it have to be done 
immediately upon will we notice when it trips off? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo, as soon as you notice, it 

be a good idea to do it, and for your information we saw this 
happen earlier in the day and it automatically reset then, but 
now your in control of it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, when there's somebody down on the 

middeck there's a teleprinter message we just sent up to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I heard it. 

"\PCOM Columbia, with a minute 15 seconds left in Guam 

_ .ss, we've got one more trick up our sleeves to try and get the 
camera Bravo zoom back. 



•Tt-3 AIR/OHOOKO TAAHSCMPT tliSj QMT 14 1 3lt OS PAOl 2 
»rtCIC*APT Hov ii i good tiaa to try it. 

CAPCOM Aogar, what wa»d lika you to do is turn tha powar 

off for tan aaconda than back on which wa did bafora, and than 
wa'd lika you to try and hold tha fooua to far Cor at laaat 30 
saoonds whila your aiaultanaoualy holding tha looa in and tha 
bopa ia that tha vibration of tha tocua driving into tha atop 
will vibrata tha looa, tha ioo« actor. 

•PACBCRAPT Okay, I'll try that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, wa'ra at 20 a.aoonda. to LOS, wa aay pick 

you up brlafly UHF only ovar Hawaii if not, wa'll aaa you 
•tataaida for iom liva TV. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, wa'll aaa you aithar plaea. 

MO Mission Control Houston at 3 daya 5 hours 17 

■inutaa aiaaion alapaad tlaa. Juat had loaa of aignal through 
tha Ouaa tracking atation. And thara'a * poaaibility wa aay hava 
a ainuta worth of voica contact aa wa paaa on tha outaida adga of 
tha Hawaii atation. And than bag in a track of tha Unitad 
8 tat as. Gordon Pullarton waa juat about to bag in * troubla 
shooting procadura on ona of tha payload bay caaaraa that 
"xpariancad a failura in ita iooa aachaniaa aarliar and ha will 
. .oabably ba working on that aoaantarily. Thay hava alao baan 
conducting continuation of tha vahlcla charging and potential 
baaa aaarch that 'a baan going on for aoaa tlaa now and I baliava 
Fullarton raportad that waa naarly concluded. Aa wa paaa ovar 
tha Unitad Stataa on orbit 53 tha Columbia will ba croaaing tha.. 

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■Tt-3 AJR/OROOMO TRAMfCRIPT tl86j GMT 84 1 21 tit PAGt 1 



PAO , ..cnaca ommn ^oin^ «i *wi »w-» -«•*• - 

believe fuller ton reported that that waa nearly concluded. Aa we 
mm over the United Stataa on orbit 53, the Columbia will ba 
croeeing tha Teaaa coaat. That ahould ba in about 20 minutea and 
thara ia not a lot of cloud covar at that point and tha vahicla 
will ba patting about 5 milee north of tha coaatal town of 
Roekport. 3 daya 5 hour* 19 minutea Miaaion Slapaad Tim, thia 
ia Miaaion Control Houaton. 

CAPCOM Colui'jia, vlouaton through Hawaii Bow- do you 

raad? 

SPACECRAFT Houaton we -had you. ... faded in tha middle... 
CAPCOM Roger Gordo, you're brofcan alao. 

CAPCOM Columbia, how do you raad now? 

StACBCRAFT Braaking up pratty bad Sally. 

CAPCOM Rogar we'll catch you at tha atataa and that 1 a at 

5t33. 

PAO Niaaion Control Houaton 3 daya 5 houra 26 minutaa 

Miaaion Blapaad Time. Juat bara contact with tha Columbia on tha 
outaid* ranga of tha Hawaii tracking atation. Tha UHP 
transmission waa not vary undaratandabla aa thay want by tha adga 
of that boundary and thay will ba paaaing baginning a paaa over 
tha waatarn Unitad Stataa in about 6 1/2 ainutaa. 3 daya 5 houra 
i7 ainutaa Miaaion Elapaad Time thia ia Miaaion Control Houaton. 

PAO Thia ia Miaaion Control Houaton at 3 daya 5 hours 

32 minutea Miaaion Elapsed Time. We're about to paaa ovar tha 
waatarn Unitad Stataa whara wa will hava soma live downlink 
television. Primarily inaida the cabin aa well aa the beam 
aaarch activity going on with the remote manipulator arm. After 
that there will be some unacheduled video downlinked which had 
been downlinked and recorded over Hawaii aa the crew passed over 
that general area and that will probably be of preparation for 
tha beam search activity being conducted now. Standing by for 
acquisition of signal over the western United States. This a 
Miaaion Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houaton through Buckhorn. 

SPACECRAFT Hey Sally, we're working along through the 
sequence A right now. 

CAPCOM Roger that and we'll be getting TV when we acquire 

Goldstone in 30 or 40 aeconda and I have a few notes for you when 
you've got a chance Gordo. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl86j GMT 84 1 21 1 18 FAGB 2 

SPACECRAFT Just a minute, we'rs standing in the middle of it 
here, 

CAPCOM That's fins, whenever it's convenient and we ars 
getting TV now. Rsally nics shot of ths am. 

CAPCOM And we sss you going over ths coast of California. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Got ths flight deck camera set up so, not that 
it's anything to recommend in ths way of a scene, but you can 
sslsct it if your intsrsstsd. 

CAPCOM Roger we're looking inside right now. 

SPACECRAFT ...down thsrs how ars you? 

CAPCOM Prstty good, liks your bumper sticker. . 

SPACECRAFT Wait till you sss this ons. 

SPACECRAFT I don't know if you can sss that ons or not 
Sally. It says Marines since 1775 unhampered by progress. 

CAPCOM Chalk one up for the PLT. 

SPACECRAFT He'll get his later. 

SPACECRAFT ...closer eye on the POP high voltage so far it's 
hanging in there. 

CAPCOM Roger. And Gordo we can see your equal time 

bumper sticker by the Mission Timer. 

SPACECRAFT Roger . 

SPACECRAFT They told him if he joined the Air Force he'd rise 
to great heights. 

SPACECRAFT Right now Sally it looks like you're looking at 
the IECM the induced environment contamination monitor from 
Marshall Space Flight Center. Now you're looking down on the 
whole pay load. Looks like now you're looking back up at the PDP, 
as it '8 making it search across the spacecraft for it's the 
electron beam. You guys sure jump around with that camera don't 
you . 

CAPCOM We're trying to stay one step ahead of you Jack. 

SPACECRAFT ' Keeps you a little busy right here in the cock... 
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4T8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl87j GMT 84 1 21 1 36 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Right now Sally It looks like you're looking at 
the IBCN tha induced environment contamination monitor from 
Marshall Space Flight Center and now you're looking down on the 
whole pay load. It looks like now you're looking back up at the 
POP as it's making it's search across the spacecraft for it's the 
electron beam. You guys sure jump around with that camera don't 
you. 

CAPCOM We* re Vryiag* to stay one step ahead pf you Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Keeps you a little busy right here in the cockpit 
too. We're getting over to start our sequence 9 now. 

CAPCOM Roger and Jack, we were just temporarily cycling 

through all the cameras to get the temperature readings on them. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Okay now we're starting our automatic sequence 3 
which takes it on a side to side pan shaped pattern to look for 
the beam and that direction. 

CAPCOM Okay we'll take a look at that. 

SPACECRAFT ...you can see it's kind of cloudy down below the 
western states but, it looks like we're coming up on some clear 
area very shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, that procedure to try to fix the zoom on 
camera bravo was a failure. 

CAPCOM That's too bad. Thanks for trying for us. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like we just passed north Phoenix. 
CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack. 

CAPCOM And it looks to us like on this orbit you're going 

to be passing about 5 miles north of Rockport, right when you go 
over the coast line of Texas. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll say howdy. 

CAPCOM Okay you ought to be able to see us the weather is 

not too bad. 

SPACECRAFT Sally I see the PDP hydraulics tripped off, I'm 
going to try to reset it. 

APCOM Roger Gordo. 



4T8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl87j GMT 84 1 21 1 36 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Columbia, we've lost a picture through 

Golds ton*. We'll pick it up when we acquire MI LA, 

SPACECRAFT ...took two trya to get it to go back on but it' a 
on now. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. It looked like it tripped off when 

it went through the bean again. 

SPACECRAFT How are you doing with the TV Sally. 

CAPCOM Ha ahould have it back in a couple of seconda 

• Jack. I'll give you a call. 

CAPCOM And Jack we've got a good picture now through 

MI LA. We're looking at camera delta. 

SPACECRAFT' Sally, I got a suggestion. 

CAPCOM Go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT We have about 15 minutes here till the "tart of 
the EMI search. How would it be if I just take orbiter loaded 
control here and manually sweep back and forth across where we're 
uessing the beam is and take a little data. 

CAPCOM Standby. Columbia, Gordo that sounds like a good 

idea. Why don't you press ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Okay now what Gordo's going to do is bring the 
plasma diagnostics package down near the electron generator. 
Electron generator if we have some particles near by ought to 
ionise some of those particles and draw the beam that we could 
see if there weren't no darkness. But, it ought to be able to 
detect that beam if he is able to locate it because it's related 
to the magnetic field. And we know about where the magnetic 
field is and I have some instruments that I can watch to see if 
he gets it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay he's registering increase in the 1 kilovolt 
electron. Okay Gordo it's increasing now. Oh no it went away. 
You were in it now go back. Okay you're not in it yet. 

CAPCOM And Jack it looks to us like the beam just went 

off. 

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T8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tXMj GMT 14 1 21 1 45 PAG1 1 
SPACECRAFT Okay not in it yat. 

CAPCON And Jack it look* to us like tha beam just want 

off. 

SPACECRAFT Thay shut off that, it want off aftar tha and of 
tha 14 minute aaquanca it saya hara tha high filament high- 
voltage it atill in progress. 

CAPCOM Roger, wa think tha aaquancar turn tha beam off. 

SPACECRAFT Say again. 

CAPCOM Wa think that that aaquancar turned tha beam off, 

it'll coma back on in about 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, How about a racycla than 

CAPCOM And Gordo, wa got 1 and 1/2 minutea in this pass, 

I'd lika to give you tha AOS time for tha EMI search. 

SPACECRAFT Stand by 

"APCOM Okay and that'll be, you can copy that on page 2-25 

jff tha PORS checklist. 

SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, Guam is the site, 0644. Next is Buckhorn, 

0706. 

SPACECRAFT Is that all? 

CAPCOM That's affirm, and Columbia at this time we'd like 

you to exercise the FPEG safing procedure which is on flight 
supplement page 2-60, 6 0 of the PDRS checklist. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I already did that Sally, and I got filament 
high voltage and run all off. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy, thank you Jack. And 20 seconds to 

LOS, Botswana's next at 6:15 and thanks a lot for the good show. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you next pass. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

SPACECRAFT Are you still taking TV or should I go ahead and 

"-urn it off Sally? 

CAPCOM Jack we just lost TV, thanks. 



TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl88j GMT 64 i 21 » 45 PAGE 2 

M0 This la Mission Control Houston at 3 days 5 hours 
4t minutes mission • lapsed tins. Just completed that pass ovsr 
the United States for a long period of downlink TV. We'll bs out 
of contact with Columbia now for the next 26 minutes as we swing 
•11 the way around down the southern tip of Africa, and the 
. announcement earlier about the additional unscheduled video that 
had been downlinked and recorded over Hawaii, that video wQi not 
be; replayed at this tine. At 3 days 5 hours 49 minutes mission 
•lapsed time, this is Mission Control Hou3ton. " ' 

PAO Mission Control Houston 3 days 6 hours 14 minutes 

mission elapsed time. We're about to acquire signal over the 
* Botswana station, just a very brief pass over the edge. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 1 minute, 

bow do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay Loud and clear, we're doing the EMI search, 
Sally. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy Jack. And while at stateside pass we 

noticed that the temperature on the elbow camera was getting 
close to the upper limit, if you get that alarm you can shut it 
->ff, and if your not using the earners now go ahead and take it 
.own now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll turn off the elbow camera. 

CAPCOM Okay good, we're 20 seconds from LOS and Guam is 

next in 1/2 hour. 

SPACECRAFT We'll see you at Guam. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, we noticed shortly after starting this EMI 
search pattern that the filament was on on the FPEG, and also the 
PDP high voltage tripped off, I reset the high voltage and the 
POP is that the proper thing to do? 

CAPCOM Stand by. That's affirmative Gordo, you did the 

right thing. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 3 days 6 hours 16 minutes 
mission elapsed time. Just had that very brief pass over the 
southern edge of the reach of the Botswana tracking station. It 
will be almost a 1/2 hour again before we reacquire Columbia over 
Guam, it's getting to that time where the orbit track has 
precessed westward and misses an awful lot of the tracking 
stations 



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PAO ...reach of the Botswana tracking station and it'll 

be almost half and hour again before wa reacquire Columbia over 
Guam, it* a getting to that time of day where the orbit track has 
processed westward and misses an awful lot of the tracking 
stations at this time of day and we end up with very long loss of 
signal periods. Gordon Puller ton indicated that they were 
proceeding with the plasma.diagnostic package EMI search that is 
a moving of the plasma diagnostic package detection equipment to 
various locations aro-wd t tfcfu : yehicle to determine -what is the - 
type and the range of the electromagnetic interference around the 
spacecraft generated by the S band equipment, the communications 
equipment and various other things that produce that type of 
electromagnetic field. At 3 days 6 hours 18 minutes Mission 
Elapsed Time, this is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 3 days 6 hours 45 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. We're about to reacquire briefly over the 
Guam tracking station in about 10 seconds or so. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Guam for four minutes 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally we've completed sequence 4 there. We're 
qetting set up for sequence 5. Two or three times during that 

jn the POP high voltage tripped off and I kept resetting it. 
Does that figure? 

CAPCOM Standby Gordo. 1 

SPACECRAFT Right now it's tripped off and I have not reset it 
till I talked to you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. The only thing we've got left 

today is the EMI search and we suggest you not bother resetting 
the high voltage any further, it appears to be tripping off when 
you go through the electron beam. 

SPACECRAFT ' Okay it was tripping off even when we were way up 
here toward the nose no where near the beam. 

CAPCOM Roger. Thank you. 

PAO Mission Control Houston 3 days 6 hours 49 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Pass out of range of the Guam tracking 
station and be about another 17 minutes before we reacquire 
briefly over the western United States. The crew is still 
performing several of the steps in the electromagnetic 
interference search using the plasma diagnostics package. And 
that will probably continue for about another 20 minutes or so 

ifore they are ready to put the payload away back in the back to 
reberth it back in the payload bay and latch it down for the 
night. 3 days 6 hours 50 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. 



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CAPCON Columbia, Houston we're 30 seconds to LOS. 

Stateside is next at 707. 

HOUSTON Buckhorn COMTEC, Houston COMTEC air to ground one. 

BUCK HORN Buckhorn COMTEC you're loud and clear. 

HOUSTON X read you same Buckhorn. Go to air to ground two 

Houston air to ground two. 

BUCKHORN You're loud and clear. 

-HOUSTON Okay I'll give you key and modulation simo on on? 
and two. 

BUCKHORN Okay standby and let me check to see if we got a 
carrier. 

HOUSTON Okay. 

BUCKHORN Houston COMTEC, Buckhorn COMTEC go ahead. 

HOUSTON All right, 
-est) 

HOUSTON Standby Buckhorn. 

BUCKHORN Roger, I wondered what happened. 

PAO Mission Control Houston 3 days 7 hours 7 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time on orbit number 54. We're about to pass 
very briefly over the outter range of the western United States 
tracking station. Standing by for voice contact momentarily. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through the states 

for 6 minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally. We're holding at let's see 133 right 
now for this pass. If you can whip up some TV quick, we turned 
on the elbow camera and we have an extreme good closeup view of 
the missing tile on the nose from here. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Gordo, we're not able to get the TV 

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SPACECRAFT Ne are holding at point, let's see .133 right now 
for this pass. You can whip up some TV real quick we turned on 
the elbow camera and we have an extreme good close up view of the 
missing tile on the nose from here. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Gordo we're not able to get the TV 

cranked up this fast if you could get it on VTR and play it back 
to us later we'll be able to get a look at it that way. 

SPACECRAFT Oh okay, I guess there are no suprises. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'd still like to get it. 

SPACECRAFT And you want me to go ahead and maneuver to the IMU 
align attitude on time or want to use as far as they're in there? 

CAPCOM Jack, we've got this scheduled with COAS 

calibration, so we're going to need to have you maneuver to the 
attitudes, and do the align as published. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Looks like to me that we might not have 
enough time to get this sequence done in order to start the IMU 
maneuver on time. 

IAPCOM Roger Jack. And Jack if you got a minute we'd like 

to take a look at the housekeeping data from the FPEG if you 
could call up spec 92, and do an item 23 we'll get some good data 
down here. 

SPACECRAFT You got it. 

CAPCOM Roger thank you. And Columbia, the EMI search is 

not sensitive to the Spacecraft attitude so you can go ahead and 
do the IMU alignment while the EMI search is going on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we'd like to make a couple of changes to 

the down list if you could give us spec 1 to a GNC machine, we'll 
start that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, CRT 2. 

CAPCOM Roger, CRT 2. Columbia, we've got 2 minutes left 

in this p.MSs after the states pass we're coming up on a pretty 
long LOS tfhen you're done with the EMI search, you got a go to 
berth the PDP and after that, ungrapple, cradle the arm latch it 
up, and stow it. And the RMS people and the PDP people would 
like to thank you for a real good job today, they got a lot of 
ood data and we got some great pictures. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, I understand, thank you very much. 



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CAPCOM Roger, and when you're finished with RMS ops you 

can go ahead and turn off all the bay cameras. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, you let me know when we can get on with 
the EMI search here. 

CAPCOM Roger, we've got about 1 minute to LOS, you can get 

on with it then. Columbia, we're 40 seconds to LOS, Botswana's 
next in 35 minutes, *»r>d we sent you a state vector update this 
pass. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. 

PAO This is Mission Control tlouston at 3 days 7 hours 

14 minutes, mission elapsed time on the :4th orbit. We just 
passed out of range of the U.S. tracking stations and we have a 
long loss of signal period for about 34 more minutes. Crew is 
going back to their activities with the Electromagnetic 
Interference search, using the pay load arm and the Plasma 
Diagnostic Package, when they finish that activity they will be 
reberthing the PDP in the payload bay and shutting it down for 
the evening. And word was passed up to them from the ground that 
the payloads people and the remote manipulator arm people gave 
them their thanks for a good day of hard work. At 3 days 7 hours 
5 minutes mission elapsed time this is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you through Rotswana 

for 4 and 1/2 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're holding up on the berthing until Jack 
gets his COAS calib done. We're getting a delta bias of .48. 

CAPCOM Copy, .48. 



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CAPCOM Columbia Houston back through with you through 

Botswana for four and one half minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're holding up on the berthing til Jack 
gets this coas cap on. We're getting a delta bias of point four 
eight. 

CAPCOM Copy, point four eight. Columbia Houston with one 

minute left in this pass just for information, STS-1 and 2 we saw 
delta biases of point 27 and point 22. Those were in the forward 
station and the mer said they expected about point 6 delta bias 
in the aft station. So it looks like its in the right ball park. 

SPACECRAFT Say again, you broke up there. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, with 40 seconds left, we were just 

passing you some information that on STS-1 and 2 in the forward 
station we saw delta biases of point 27 and point 22 and in the 
aft station we expected about a point 6 delta bias. So it looks 
like these nuirberu jive. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And we're 15 seconds LOS, Hawaii's next in 43 
minutes. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, at three days 7 hours 54 



minutes mission elasped time. Passed out of the range of 
Botswana tracking station and there will be about 42 more minutes 
before we reacquire over Hawaii. On this orbit number 55, once 
again we are in that period of time during the end of the day 
where we have the orbit track has precessed westward and we do 
not pass over as many ground stations as we do during the 
pointest, point of highest activity during day. The crew has 
reported during this pass that they have not yet berth, the 
plasma diagnostic package. And are waiting to finish the crew 
optical alignment system calibration. Which is currently going 
on as we pass over Botswana. And once they get accomplished, 
that accomplished presumably they will return to the berthing of 
the PDP. At 3 days 7 hours 55 minutes mission elasped time, this 
is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston at 3 days 7 hours 

59 minutes mission elasped time. We are currently on orbit 
number 55 and still in the middle of a long loss of signal 
period. The next change of shift briefing for the off going 
flight controllers is currently scheduled for approximately 8t30 
p.m. standard time this evening. That will be held in building 
2 room 135, with flight director Neil Hutchinson, the off going 
flight director at that time. Three days eight hours mission 
clasped time, this is Mission Control Houston. 
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-CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii , how do you read? 

PAO Mission Control Houston standing by for 

acquisition of signal at Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii, for one minute, 

how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Loud and clear, how do you read? 
CAPCOM Loud and clear, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Well Sally its berth and the arm's cradle is put 
away for the night. It took 4 minutes to go in and berth it this 
time with (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo we copy. Your getting faster. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) channel two, twenty six. eight plus two 
six. 

CAPCOM Okay, eight plus two six. And we're 15 seconds to 

LOS, Santiago is next in 25 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay see you there. 

CAPCOM And correction Jack, that's a keyhole, we've still 

got 2 minutes. 

. SPACECRAFT Oh good. Okay I guess we've did about everything 
except the fire and smoke supresion test of the annunciator, 
caution and warning lamp test. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT And are you going to wont a water dump tonight? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack, we don't have those 

numbers for you yet though. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

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K / 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack, we don't have those 

numbers for you yet though. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 50 seconds to LOS, Santiago is next 

in 23 minutes and we'll have a water dump for you then. Columbia 
Houston with 20 seconds left; you might check the teleprinter and 
we'll have a water d'-np quantity for you in Santiago in 23 
minutes. 

PAO Mission control Houston at 3 days, 8 hours, 38 

' minutes, mission elapsed time. Just had loss of sigrw.t through 
Hawaii orbit number 55. Gordon Fullerton reported the-, they have 
rebirth the plasma diagnostic package and have put the- ;.rm away 
for the night, completing a very full and productive £ of 
activities with those two systems. While they were r ■ " ' :ig 
through Hawaii, the downlink data gave ground control; - an 
opportunity to see how all the other onboard systems v ;g 
performing and a brief check of the room determined tlvu 
everything looked good at this point. Be about 22 moi e minutes 
before we reacquire communication with Columbia again over the 
Santiago tracking station in South America. At 3 days, 8 hours, 
39 minutes, mission elapsed time, this is mission control, 
Houston. 

PAO Mission control Houston at 3 days, 9 hours, mission 

elapsed time. Just a few seconds away from reacquiring 
communication with Columbia over the Santiago, Chile tracking 
station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, over Santiago in the blind, we're 

getting no downlink from you, we'd like a panel in command on 
C3. Columbia Houston, in the blind over Santiago receiving no 
downlink, request panel, then command. Repeat, request panel, 
then command, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, there's your panel, then command. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, you'ie loud and clear, and we've got 1 

minute left at Santiago. And Jack, we'd like you to check your 
teleprinter messages that we sent up and we've also got an 
attitude for you. We'd like a roll of 235.0 that you can 
initiate at 0920. Columbia Houston, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT I read, Sally. 

CAPCOM Roger, you're loud and clear, and that was a roll 

of 235.0 initiate at 9 plus 20. Columbia going over the hill, 

ve'll talk to you at Botswana in 17 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, Sally, how do you read? 



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CAPCOM Roger, you're loud and clear. Did you copy the 

maneuver? 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 3 days, 9 hours, 5 

ninutes, mission elapsed time. Had some considerable difficulty 
with communications on that pass and were unable to pass up some 
instructions that time. We'll be trying that again in about 16 
minutes over the Botswana station. On orbit number 55, the third 
day of the flight, this is mission control, Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, at 3 days, 9 hours, 21 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We're coming up now on 
reacquiring communication with the Columbia through the Botswana 
tracking station. Crew is currently scheduled to be in their 
meal period, having their dinner. According to the schedule, the 
meal for the day, at this time of day, would normally be tuna, 
macaroni and cheese, peas, peach ambrosia, chocolate pudding, and 
lemonade. But the way the crew has been eating this flight, and 
altering the meal plan it's difficult to tell right now until we 
actually hear from them whether they have actually eaten that for 
dinner or not. It's been a very productive day today, seeing the 
first time that a payload has been unberthed and 



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8T8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl93j GMT 85 : 01 t 21 PAGE 1 

PAO (garble) the way the crew has been eating this 

flight and altering the meal plans, it's difficult to tell right 
now until we actually hear from them whether they have actually 
eaten that for dinner or not. It's been a very productive day 
today being the first time that a paylaod has been unberthed and 
removed by the remote manipulator arm taken out of the pay load 
bay and then successfully reberthed. Standing by for 
communication momentarily. This is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana. How do you 

read? 

SPACECRAFT Loud and clear Sally, How me? 
CAPCOM Loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I heard you say something about a 
maneuver. I don't know what it was but I went up and checked and 
it looked like I was in the wrong place, so what happened when we 
came out of our attitude hold before was (garble) into last 
maneuver, we bumped the stick accidentally and didn't notice we 
were in manual until quite a bit later on. We used the wrong day 
to get back into rotation, but I think I'm okay now. 

CA' 0M Roger. We understand all that Jack. We were 

prt^ty sure we knew what the problem was. We don't have data 
over Botswana but I do have an attitude that will be your tweak 
for the night, which is biasing the roll attitude just a little 
bit for the night so that it will be centered at middle of the 
night and be just a little off in the morning. I can give that 
to you if you like. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Go ahead please. 

CAPCOM Okay. That'll be the same pitch and yaw and a roll 

of 96.0. You can initiate the rotation at 0. You can initiate 
the rotation at 0937. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 0937 and that'll be a roll of 96 and is... I 
think about .134 in there now. Whatever it is. Is that all 
right? 

CAPCOM Jack, we'd like .135. 

SPACECRAFT All right. I'll make it .135. 

CAPCOM Okay. We think that's what you've got. And I've 

also got water dump quantities for you. 

SPf "CRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay. Tonight, we'd like you to dump tank BRAVO to 



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1% ail the way down and tank ALPHA to 90%, 9 0 percent. 
SPACECRAFT Okay, to BRAVO 0 and ALPHA 90. 

CAPCOM That's afirm. And that's a bit water dump so that 

you should 'nt need one tomorrow morning. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And we've got a heater configuration that we'd like 

you to set presleep when you're configuring the rest of the cabin 
for presleep. 

PAO How much time do we have left in this pass? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, (garble) 

CAPCOM Roger. On panel L-l, we're going to want the 

; topping evap heater left nozzle and right nozzle to B-AUTO, 
BRAVO-AUTO and the topping evap heater duct to BRAVO. And again 
that's presleep. And Jack, that's to set us up for a DTO for 
tomorrow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll take care of it. 
CAKjM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Evaporator off. Right? 

CAPCOM That's correct. And Columbia with a minute and a 

half left at Botswana. Sometime this evening, the payloads 
people would like to get the PGU readings and the actual MET of 
, ,r;able from last night. We don't need you to get that now but 

- would like it sometime before sleep. And also, for your 
information, we think we may have a problem with the low power in 
transponder number 2, which is why the panel command was 
necessary over the last sight and we intend to do some 
troubleshooting over Indian Ocean which is our next S-band sight. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. 
PAO Go ahead. 

CAPCOM And Columbia with 40 seconds left. Could you 

verify that the reason that you performed the panel command was 
because you did hear my call? 

SPACECRAFT I can verify that. I heard your call and I did it. 

CApr~M Okay. Thanks. That'll help us. We're 30 seconds 

to L J and we sent you a couple of teleprinter messages that we 
would like you to check and we'll talk to you again at Indian 



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OceW in 2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And by the way. That was the only call that 
I did hear at that station. 

CAPCOM Thanks a lot. That helps us. 

pjyO This is Mission Control Houston at 3 days, 9 hours, 

28 minutes mission elapsed time. We're on orbit number 56 and 
have just passed out of range of the Botswana tracking station. 
We'll be 



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1TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl94j GMT 85:01:28 PAGE 1 

PAO This is mission control, Houston at 3 days, 9 

hours, 28 minutes, mission elapsed time. We're on orbit number 
56, and have just passed out of range of the Botswana tracking 
station. We'll be reacquiring in about a minute and a half or so 
at Indian Ocean station for a past lasting several minutes. And 
we'll then have quite a long time that we're out of communication 
until reacquire over Hawaii. The flight controllers are passing 
up some notes during this last pass to let the crew square away 
all the items of wor'. remaining so that .they can get the vehicle 
properly configured for the evening. At 3 day, 9 hours, 29 
minutes, mission elapsed time, this is mission control, Houston. 

PAO Mission control, Houston standing by for 

acquisition of signal with Columbia at the Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, through Indian Ocean for 7 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, hear you at Indian Ocean, we disabled channel 
2 of tape recorder 1 at 826. 8 plus 26 and the light off. 

CAPCOM Roger, 8 plus 26 and the light was off. And do you 

have the time for last night, the MB 7 of disable? 

SPACECRAFT Standby, okay, last night was 1103, 1 1 plus 0 3, 
and the light status was on. 

CAPCOM Copy, 1103, and lights were on. 

SPACECRAFT You copy? 

CAPCOM Thats affirmative, we copy Jack. Columbia Houston, 

I'm afraid I made a mistake when I read you up the rotation 
time. I failed to give you the seconds on that. The 0937 is 
correct, and you should add to that 09 seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 09 seconds. 

CAPCOM Okay. Columbia Houston, the topping evap heatets 

that we read up to you earlier, we decided that we'd like you 
turn those on now, if you could, so that we could take a look at 
them while we've got data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM And those were the topping evap heater left nozzle, 

right nozzle to be auto and duct to bravo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how much longer wo got in the pass? 



CAPCOM 



We got 3 minutes left. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, be right with you. Those heaters are on now 
have a look. 

CAPCOM Okay, thanks Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Sally, I got some PGU data for you, how much do you 
want? 

CAPCOM We're ready for it Jack. . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, where do you want me to begin? I got 3 
readings today, breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

CAPCOM How about starting with breakfast. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, breakfast? 2 days 42 hours all lights are 
okay. Starting with chamber 7, 23.1, 23.3, 22.9, 22.9, 23.3, 
23.7 how copy? 

CAPCOM We copy, go. ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, lunch? day 3, 3 hours 20 minutes, all lights 
are okay. Chamber 7, 26.0, 26.0, 25.8, 25.8, 26.5, 27.8, how 
copy. 

CAPCOM We copy, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, dinner? day 3, 9 hours, 35 mintues, with 3 
minutes to go, all lights are okay. Chamber 7, 26.3, 26.4, 26.2, 
26.2, 26.7 and 27.4, how copy. 

CAPCOM We copy, and we're going AOS, we'll talk to you at 

Santiago at 10:34, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT See you later. 

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CAP COM 
Santiago at 



SPACECRAFT 



26.4, 26.2, 26.2, 26.7, 27.4, you'll copy? 

We copy and we're going LOS, we'll talk to you at 
10:34, thank you. 



SPACECRAFT 



See you later . 



CAPCOM 



Okay and enjoy dinner. 



SPACECRAFT Alright. 

PAO Mission Control Houston at 3 days 9 hours 38 

minutes, mission elasped time. We have just passed out of range 
of the Indian Ocean station and we will be reacquiring 
communication with Columbia on the downward track of orbit number 
56 in about 29 minutes. This is Mission Control Houston. 

pAO This is Mission Control Houston. The flight 

controllers change of shift briefing with offgoing flight 
director Neil Hutchinson is currently scheduled to begin in 
approximately 8:30 p.m. centeral standard time in room 135 in 
building 2. That conference is still scheduled for approximately 
8:30. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAo Mission Control Houston at 3 days 9 hours 52 

minutes mission elasped time. In the upcoming change of shift 
briefing that due to take place at 8:30 p.m. central standard 
time, we will have flight director, offgoing flight director Neil 
Hutchinson, Doctor Sam Pool, the chief of the medical science 
division, here at the Johnson Space Center and Doctor Werner 
Neupert, the OSS-1 program scientist from the Goddard Space 
Flight Center. That breifing again scheduled to begin at 8:30 
this evening. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Coming up in the 

pass over the Hawaii station for seven minutes and we will be ... 

CAPCOM Houston through Hawaii for seven minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Sally got you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear also, Gordo. And for 

information it looks to us like we may have lost the downlink 
from transponder number 2, s-band transponder number 2. We think 
right now its low power only, we're going to be doing some 
troubleshooting over this Hawaii pass to make sure its only the 
low power and we ask you, we may have to ask you for a panel 
command one or two times this pass. 

SPA-GCRAFT Alright. 



CAPCOM 



Columbia Houston we have no messages for you right 



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now this pass but we're interested in how you are doing as far as 
dinner goes and getting ready for the evening? 

SPACECRAFT Jack is finished eating, I'm working at it. I'm 
half way through chow, I'm trying to eat the complete scheduled 
meal here. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy. Columbia Houston we saw targets 

piess bid in the minus »z" tracker. We would like you to cycle 
that shutter at your convenience 

SPACECRAFT We'll cycle the "z" tracker. 

CAPCOM Affirm. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with one minute left, we would 

like a panel command at this time. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) You got it. 

CAPCOM Roger we thank you and we got 45 seconds left 

here. Santiago is next at 10:34 and that will be a medical 
conference. 

SPACECRAFT Okay will talk at 10:34. And we'll start a fuel 
cell purge. 

CAPCOM Roger we copy that. And Jack this will be the 

silver team last pasu for the day, we sure enjoyed working with 
you. You had a super day. 

SPACECRAFT Well thank you, we're staying with it, we couMn't 
do it without you, have a good rest and we'll see you tommorrow. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Tho flight 

control team handover is taking place in the Mission Control 
Center now with flight director Neil Hutchinson. 

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TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl96j GMT 85:02:14 PAGE 1 



PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. The flight 

control team handover is taking place in the Mission Control 
Center now with Flight Director Neal Hutchinson and the Silver 
Team relinquishing command and control of the mission to Flight 
Director Tonuny Holloway and the Ivory Team. The flight 
controllers are massaging a problem having to do with the 
transponder number 2 onboard Columbia, which is apparently 
experiencing a failure in the downlink mode producing an 
inability to transmit data or voice communcat:\ r.s from the 
vehicle to ground stations. During the next pass at Santiago, 
there will be no voice and no data in as much as Santiago is an 
S-band station only and the S-band transponder number 2, which is 
currently selected onboard Columbia, is inoperative. There will 
be a brief UHF pass over Botswana and for the next several 
passes, communications passes, the flight control team will be 
trying to more precisely understand the nature of the S-band 
transponder failure and discuss our work around here in 
mitigating actions. We are 16 minutes from acquisition of signal 
at Santiago, normally, however, in as much as we believe the crew 
has the inoperative transponder number 2 selected, in all 
probability there will be no voice and no data through the 
Santiago station and the pass through Botswana where we have UHF 
contact is very brief, on the order of about 2 minutes. Mission 
■ilapsed time is now 3 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes and we're about 
an hour and 40 minutes from interfering the sleep period for the 
crew. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time is 3 days, 10 hours, 34 minutes. We're coming up on 
acquisition of signal through Santiago. Once again, we suspect 
the crew has selected the transponder number 1 and there may not 
be voice or data through this pass; however, the malfunction 
procedure is for the crew, once it realizes that they have no 
voice contact, their malf procedure is to panel command or 
manually select the alternate transponder in which case, if they 
do that before we lose contact, there will be the opportunity for 
some voice and data acquisition throgh Santiago. Acquisition 
will be momentarily and duration of this pass over Santiago will 
be about 5 and 1/2 minutes, and we'll stand by to see if there is 
voice contact affected during this pass. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Obviously, no 

voice contact as yet; however, we will have contact through 
Botswana, which is not an S-band station in as much as this 
failure is associated with the S-band equipment and Botswana has 
the UHF capability and we would acquire Botswana 20 minutes from 
now and the duration of that pass; however, is rather brief, in 
v .he vicinity of about 2 minutes in duration. Still 3-1/2 minutes 
.emaining until we lose signal through, lose the capability for 
signal through Santiago (Chile) . 



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p A0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. We have had loss 

of signal, loss of the opportunity for signal through Santiago 
(Chile) and clearly the crew did not panel command the alternate 
transponder for voice contact and data and we will acquire signal 
in about 15-1/2 minutes through Botswana... 



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PAO for a voice contact and data. And we will acquire 

signal in about 15 and a half minutes through Botswana through 
UHF, it's a brief pass of about 2 minutes in duration and the 
capsule communicator. During that pass we'll give priority to 
instructing the crew to configure their S-band transponder 
properly so that we can have voice contact through the subsequent 
pass at the Indian Ocean station where we'll have a little over 5 
minutes to talk to the crew and discuss the nature of this 
problem and see if wr ran configure the .vehicle properly for 
acquisition of signal and telemetry during the overnight period 
and more clearly understand the nature of the difficulty of that 
transponder. Mission elapsed time is 3 days, 10 hours, 41 
minutes, this is shuttle mission control. 

PAO This is shuttle misison control, mission elapsed 

time is 3 days, 10 hours, 56 minutes. We're 20 seconds away 
acquisition of signal through the UHF station at Botswana. A 
brief pass, and a vicinity of about 2 minutes long, and capsule 
communicator will give priority to instruction the crew on to 
configure the S-band transponder to assure we have communication 
on the upcoming pass at Indian Ocean station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, Ivory team with you through 

Botswana for a couple of minutes. How do you copy? Columbia 
Houston, Ivory team with you through Botswana for a minute and a 
half, how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT Read you loud and clear, Dave, how me? 

CAPCOM Very good Jack, nice to be talking with you 

again. We've got one thing we'd like you to do as soon as 
possible to try and get our comm back into normal configuration. 

SPACECRAFT Say again your last, I didn't copy that Dave. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack in order to get out comm back into 

configuration, we would like you to select transponder mode SGLS 
on panel Al and then give us a panel command and then select STDN 
transponder for us if you would please. How copy Columbia? 

SPACECRAFT Okay, tell me again what switch goes to SGLS. 

CAPCOM Transponder mode to SGLS. Panel Al Jack, S-band PM 

panel, the rotary switch to SGLS and then a panel command, and 
then the same switch back to STDN. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I did all that, give it a try. 



CAPCOM Very good, we're about LOS and we'll be looking a 

.,ood comm once again. We'll pick you up at IOS. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is shuttle mision control. We had loss of 

signal through the UHF station at Botswana and the capsule 
communicator Terry Hart did complete instructions to, let me 
correct that, to capsule communicator David Griggs did complete 
instructions to Columbia commander Jack Lousma in configuring the 
vehicle for acquisition of signal through S-band at Indian Ocean 
station. We'll have that contact in !> and a b'-lf minutes. 
Mission elapsed time, 3 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes, this is 
shuttle mission control. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, just 10 seconds 

away froni acquisition of signal through the S-band station at 
Indian Ocean station where we will begin to try to trouble shoot 
that as being transponder problem. This is mission control at 3 
days, 11 hours, and 5 minutes. Mission control is receiving data 
through the S-band station. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control. We've had loss of 

signal through Indian Ocean station, and we did get good down 
link data during that pass and the flight control team acquired 
assurances that the vehicle's performing within nominal 
constraints. There was no voice pass, or no voice contact during 
hat pass, and as much as the vehicle was properly configured and 
we're only 45 minutes from sleep and 



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VTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl98j GMT 85:03:14 PAGE 1 



The vehicles are preforming within nominal 
constraints. There were no voice pass, there were no voice 
contact during that pass and as much as the vehicle was properly 
configured and we're only 45 minutes from sleep and the crew is 
preforming some presleep activity and some scheduled exercise 
regimes and other items on the crew check list. We will 
acquisition of signal again in about 30 minutes through once 
again, through the s-band station at Hawaii for about 4 minutes 
duration. The flight control team is nov dis"\jsing 
troubleshooting the s-band problem. There are two s-band 
transponders onboard the vehicle and they have the capability for 
redundancy in a variety of modes, each transponder has a high 
power and low power modes, in addition to high frequency and low 
frequency modes. Giving the instrumentation and communication 
officer a variety of tasks through which he may route 
communications through those two transponders and through those 
various power levels and frequency levels. Overnight the plan is 
to operate on transponder number 1 which is a good transponder 
and achieve some redundancy to, to (garble) a deployment and to 
essentially not to bother the crew, at this juncture, with 
troubleshooting that problem, and to look at that data through 
the evening and to try to design some litergating procedures 
which can provide redundancy throiujh the transponders systems. 
We will have acquisition of signal again in about 26 minutes 
chrough Hawaii. Mission elnsped time is now 3 days 11 hours 16 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We're about 30 

seconds from acquiring signal through the ground station at 
Hawaii, this will be a s-band pass. About 4 minutes in duration 
and the crew will be instructed to try to get some data and some 
COMM through the high power mode on the failed transducers, 
transponders. We will have voice contact momentarily. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, with you through Hawaii for about 

4 minutes. How do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're reading you loud and clear, how do you 
read me Dave? 

CAPCOM Roger, loud and clear Jack, we've got about four or 

five messages we need to get to you before sleep period if you're 
ready to copy and also ready to listen for us. 

SPACECRAFT Standby. Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack the first one is INCO is going to be 

doing some COMM reconfiguration, you might expect an I/O error 
towards the end of this pass. Just disregard that. Second we 
.ieed a GNC spec 1 prior to LOS at this pass in order to 
reconfigure the parameter downlist to the nominal 
configuration. Number three, the GNC reconfiguration performed 



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today effected somo of props data, we need to have Gordo or you 
reenable the left oms gaging, that's on spec 22, item 5. 
Correction spec 23, item 5 and then terminate the gaging with an 
item 7. Also at your interconnect return this evening, we would 
like you to repress the left oms through the a-leg and please do 
that during this pass if possible. 

, SPACECRAFT Yes we got it entered, we got the (garble) taken 
care of all here. We repressed the left oms for the left helium 
right now. You've got spec 1 on CRT 1. 

CAPCOM Okay that sounds good. Also it appears thai: the n2 

leak, a couple of days ago may have reappeared on system one for 
the sleep period we would like you to do a open WJ. system 2 and 
close N2 system 1. 

SPACECRAFT Okay open N2 system 2 and then do what? 
CAPCOM Open system 2, close system 1. 

SPACECRAFT Are you still there Dave? 

CAPCOM Roger Columbia we're still here, x say again open 

system 2, and close system one. 



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CAPCOM Open system 2 close system 1. 

SPACECRAFT Are you still there Dave? 

CAPCOM Roger Columbia, we're still here, I say again open 

system 2, and close system 1. ^ 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you for about another 

minute. How do you read. 

SPACECRAFT We're all clear, we did the N2 the system. The 
spec 1 on CUT 1, we did item five and item seven on spec 23, we 
repressed the left OMS through helium press A and that's about 
it, isn't it? 

CAPCOM Okay that's all good Jack, just a couple more 

cleanup things, your current state vector is not quite adequate 
to support a northrup rev 64, were going to update that after you 
go to bed it will be good. And finally tommorrow will be a 
essentially a nominal day except as briefed so Ear and although 
we haven't had much time with you we've enjoyed it, we've got 30 
seconds to go and we'll see you tommorrow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thanks alot Dave, we'll look forward to it and 
ve're going to hit the sack now. 

CAPCOM And Jack one more message, we would like to leave 

spec 1 up over through Santiago and also give up a panel command 
please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, there's your panel command and we'll have a 
spec 1 all night if you want. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack have a good sleep, enjoyed it. 

SPACECRAFT Roger . 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We had loss of 

signal through Hawaii. Twelve minutes from the initiation, the 
crews sleep period. The crew is instructed to configure the 
transponders. So that the good transponder number 1 would be 
operative during the sleep period tonight so that the flight 
control team could continue to look at the s-band data that's 
broadcast by Columbia. We'll have acquisition of signal through 
Santiago in 20 minutes, but as much as we will be in the crew's 
sleep period why there won't be any voice contact. During that 
pass the CAPCOM, David Griggs, instructed the crew that the 
instrumentation and communication officer would be doing some 
work with the communication gear and made reference to a 10 error 
>r an input output error in which might generate a caution or 
warning alarm on Columbia and thats a product of the INCO's work 
N2 leak reference of gaseous nitrogen. Pressure anomaly has been 



•3TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT tl80j GMT 84:18:50 PAGE 2 

a situation that has been watched throughout tne flight. There's 
not any real degree >f certainty that there' 3 a leak or an 
instrumentation problem or a bad gage or the exact nature of the 
situation. It isn't quite well understood, but as a 
precautionary move, the crew was told that deselect the n2 system 
number 1 which had been demonstrating that lower pressure and to 
select or open into system number 2, that n2 system, nitrogen 
system is the method by which the Columbia's cabin is 
pressurized. The state vector is an up -*-e tr navigational aids, 
the crew is advised that the flight con' 1 team would be 
updating the state vector. And the en -is advised to expect a 
nominal flight plan for day number 5. ill hiive acquisition 

of signal in about 18 minutes over Sani > and we will be 
looking for data acquisition during the;'. ass. Following that 
the flight plan takes a circuitous route v;hich kinda sneeks 
around each one of the ground stations and misses the ground 
tracks on every station except Santiago, again. So once we pass 
Santiago it will be another hour and a half another one full 
orbit before we get data once again. About 10 minutes away from 
the initiation of sleep period for the Columbia crew. Mission 
elasped time is now 3 days 11 hours 50 minutes, this is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t200j GMT 85:03:50 PAGE 1 

V ft O About 10 minutes away from the initiation of sleep 

period for the Columbia crew. Mission elapsed time is 3 day, 11 
hours and 50 minutes, this is shuttle mission control. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, we're about a 

minute and a half away from acquisition of signal through 
Santiago Chile station. To recap the nature of th» problem once 
again. There are two transponders on board the Shuttle. 
Transponder 1 is functioninq normally, the pro*" in lies in 
transponder number 2. Each transponder has hicju frequency _ ono 
]ow frecmency capability, high power and. low power capability. 
What wc 'have determined is that transponder number 2 in low power 
is failed. What we don't know, is the status of the high power 
sic> of transoonder number 2, and we don't propose to try to 
determine that tonight. We propose rather to give priority to 
crew rest, and the crew have a good night's sleep. And *a much 
as troubleshooting that system would require crew participation, 
would require crew's assistance and throwing switches on board 
the vehicle, and a feeling of the flight control team is that 
priority indeed with crew rest and that the troubleshooting can 
occur tomorrow and not tonight. The vehicle is presently # 
configured using transponder number 1, and it is configured in 
the manner that there is redundancy because the instrumentation 
and communications officer will hrve the capability to chancje 
• «-ween high power and low power, high- frequency and low 
i..eguency within that sinqle transponder. The concern is that we 
maintain the capability to get good data through the night &nc. 
using the good transponder and those capability for redundancy. 
We have high confidence that we shall be able to do that 
troubleshooting of the suspect transponder will be deferred until 
tomorrow when the crew gets up and get a fresh start on flight 
day number 4. Mission elapsed time is now 3 days, 12 hoius, and 
10 minutes, this is shuttle mission control. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, we've had lof;s of 

signal over the Santiago station and we did acquire S-bond data 
during that pass. And we now go on a circuitous flight path 
where we skirt around and among and between the ground stations 
until we once again encounter Santiago in one hour and 27 
minutes, so this will be a long LOR period. But the pass over 
Santiago did verify that we'd acquired downlink data. Crew 
should be asleep now, it»s 15 minutes into their sleep period. 
Mission elapsed time is 3 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes, this ip 
shuttle mission control. 

p A0 T his is shuttle mission control, we are still in 

that long LOS period, loss of signal period. As the vehicle, on 
this particular ground track avoids most of the ground stations 



as it goes around the Earth, and picks up the same ground station 
p ' Santiago, Chile that it picked up on its most recent 
c .itact. The INCO, the instrumentation and communications 
officer, the systems; officer who is responsible for the 



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transponder problem is presently in the back room working with 
his technicians and trying to see if they can come up with a work 
around or some method of examining the transducer problem. That 
system's officer is Al Pennington, and we're coming up on an AOS, 
acquisition of signal at Santiago, which is-; of course that S-band 
station. And when he comes out of that meeting with his 
technicians, they may have some nev method of trying to resolve, 
or mote completely understand that problem, while we have the S- 
band opportunity at F-ntiago; That station comes up in 13 
minuter., and will be the first data take we've had from tho 
vehicle in, at that time, in an hour and a half. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t201j GMT 85:05:30 PAGE 1 



V _'AO Resolve or more completely understand that problem 

while we have the s-band opportunity at Santiago. That station 
comes up in 13 minutes. And will be the first data take we've 
had from the vehicle at that time in a hour and a half. The 
astronauts have been into their sleep period for a hour and a 
half, yes an hour and a half. And we are just a littlo more th&n 
12 minutes from acquisition of signal. Columbia is on its 53th 
orbit of the Earth. Presently over the South Pacific Ocean and 
preceding on down to>-rd the Santiago, Chile station. Mission 
elapsed time is presently ?. days 13 hour's and 30 minutes. This 
is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. The vehicle is 

now within range of the Santiago station and we're getting 
data. We are getting data through the s-band stationin 
Santiago, Chile and mission control center is processing that 
data now. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Flight 

controllers here in the control center are looking at the data 
from Santiago now, determining the health and well being 
functions onboard Columbia. And flight director Tommy Holloway 
will momentarily ask each position for a status report and 
determine whether any problems are present onboard. Mission 
elapsed time is 3 days 13 hours 46 minutes and we will have that 
jtatus update from the flight control team momentarily. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Flight director, 

Tommy Holloway has completed his poll of flight directors and 
each reports good data from the Santiago pass and each reports 
that their perspective onboard systems are performing nominally 
and that health of Columbia continues to be good. Next station 
pass will be through Ascension Island in about 7 minutes. 
Columbia is on its 59th orbit of the Earth. And the crew is 
about 2 hours into its sleep period. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time is 3 days 15 hours 20 minutes. Right now the space shuttle 
Columbia is over the ground station at Santiago, Chile. That s- 
band station where we are once again acquiring good data using 
the working s-band transmitter transponder onboard Columbia. 
Flight director Tommy Hollowary has gone around the room asking 
each of his flight controllers whether they got good data from 
the vehicle and whether their systems are performing nominally 
and was responded to in the affirmative on each case. Columbia 
is just leaving the range of that ground station. It's on its 
59th orbit of the Earth. The astronauts have four and a half 
hours remaining in their sleep period. There have been no alarms 
*nd no caution and warning signals onboard the vehicle. On one 
jC the earlier passes the flight control team uplinks come TMUUS 
table maintenance buffer updates which instructs the STS-3 



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onboard computers to have more relaxed standards while thoy are 
monitoring the health and well being functions onboard the 
vehicle. The computers onboard monitor the temperatures and 
pressures and a variety of readings onboard. 



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PAO ...remaining in their sleep period. There have 

been no alarms and no caution and warning signals onboard the 
vehicle. On one of the earlier passes the flight control team 
uplinked some TMBU's, table maintenance buffer updates which 
instruct the onboard computers to have more relaxed standards 
while they are monitoring the health and well being functions 
onboard the vehicle. The computers onboard monitor the 
temperatures, pressures, and a variety of readings onboard and if 
one of those readings exceeds certain parameters, they trigger an 
alarm. The purpose or uplinking more relaxed TMBU's during the 
night is to relax those constraints and to prevent the crew from 
being continually disturbed by alarms for systems which might not 
need critical attention. Mission elapsed time is now 3 days, 15 
hours, 22 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

(garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time, 3 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes. Pass over the ground station 
at Guam and they took downlinked data from the vehicle indicating 
onboard systems. The change of shift briefing for the Ivory Team 
flight controllers and Flight Director Tommy Ilolloway, will be at 
8:30 a.m. Friday morning, Cen... 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

clme is 3 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes. Two hours remaining in the 
astronauts sleep period. Busy day ahead of the astronauts today 
are the first order of business by the flight control team will 
be to exercise some mitigating options to determine the extent of 
the problem with the S-band transponders and we expect that they 
will be getting to that immediately after breakfast and after the 
crew gets to be up and around. Also, some more remote 
manipulator system operations today involving the plasma 
diagnostic package and plan to duplicate much of the science that 
was gathered today, or in the previous flight day. They'll be a 
burn in the orbital maneuvering system, a 100 second burn, to 
determine the performance of the OMS orbital maneuvering systems 
engines after that cold soak with the nose to the sun for some 80 
hours. That 80 hour nose sun attitude concludes during this 
flight day also and that certainly is one of the more extreme 
thermal tests that Columbia has undergone to date. There ic 50 
minutes remaining until another acquisition of signal pass 
through Madrid. Data downlinked the vehicle continues to flow 
thorugh the working S-band transponder and it indicates the 
shuttle systems are performing nominally while the crew sleeps 
and that there have been no caution and warning alarms to dinturb 
their rest thi3 evening. Be waking the crew up in 2 hours. 
Mission elapsed time is now 3 days, 17 hour3, 58 minutes. This 
ia Shuttle Mission Control. 



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PAO (garble) waking the crew up in two hours. Mission 

elapsed time is now 3 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

p A 0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time, 3 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes. Columbia is on its 42nd 
orbit of the Earth and we have 45 minutes remaining in the crew's 
sleep period. Columbia is presently out over the Indian Ocean 
and we expect that a".; or tho crew awakos and has breakfast, they 
will begin to work on the transponder workarounds that the IWCO 
and his backroom technicians have been discussing all night long 
and looks like nominally another busy day on orbit with 
additional remote manipulating ... remote manipulator system 
deployments of the plasma diagnostic package. We will acquire 
signal in about 6 minutes over Yarragadee (Australia) and the 
flight control team at that point will be getting some data takes 
and be able to determine if the crew is up early and moving 
around in the cabin and turning on displays. If that is the 
case, we shall, of course, advise promptly. Mission elapsed time 
is 3 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control at 3 days, 19 hours, 29 

minutes. 

(garble) 
(garble) 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time, 3 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes. Twenty-four minutes 
remaining in the official sleep period for the crew. However, 
during the S-band pass over Orroral Valley in Australia, a fault 
message, an error message was flagged onboard Columbia. There 
was a peg out of limits on payload function and it apparently 
woke the crew and the crew initiated a downlink transmission on 
air to ground 1; however, the ground station wasn't configured to 
receive so we didn't qet that voice contact. We have 
subsequently lost signal with Orroral Valley. There was downlink 
data from Columbia which was assessed by the flight control team 
and systems onboard are all go. We are in a loss of signal 
period. We will acquire again in about 30 minutes over the Mila 
station. Teleprinter message up to the crew has instructed them 
not to take the transponder 2 down but to await a UHP capability 
which will give the flight control team the opportunity to talk 
to the crew on UHP in case there turns out to be additional 
failures on the S-band transponder. Can anticipate voice contact 
with the crew when we reacquire over the Atlantic Ocean in as 
much as wo will be outside the sleep period at that point and 
clearly the crew was awake over Orroral Valley. Mission elapsed 
time is now 3 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes. This is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t204j GMT 85:01:42 PAGE 1 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, mission elapsed 

time, 3 days, 20 hours, 4 minutes. We'll acquire signal in about 
a minute and a half through Grand Bahama, and the Mila station. 
And the crew sleep period has expired so you may safely 
anticipate voice contact through voice contact, first voice 
contact of the day. Columbia is on its 63 orbit of Earth, and 
the flight control team is going to transmit up messages in 
instructing the crew on how to configure to begin troubleshooting 
this S-band transponder problem. And acquisition of signal in 
about a half of minute now at mission elapsed time at 3 days, 20 
hours, and five minutes, this is shuttle mission control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're AOS Mila, top of the 

morning to you. Columbia Houston, AOS Mila, how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT (garble), reading you loud and clear, let me 
configure the speaker box, okay? 

CAPCOM Rog. take your time. 

PAO Shuttle mission control, Columbia configuripg to 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how do your hear me now? 

CAPCOM Oh, you're loud and clear Jack, how are you doing? 

" SPACECRAFT Doing very well, we had to our speaker boxes 
configured because there's a feedback here and what's next? 

CAPCOM Well, next is wake up and take your time, you can 

disregard the message you received at Orroral there, we weren't 
able to answer you in time before we went LOS, but it's of no 
concern. We're still looking at why it happened, we don't quite 
understand it, but there's nothing wrong with FPEG. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, about 4 minute ago we got (garble) on the 
FPEG indicated, but didn't see anything on the CRT, so we 
presumed it was okay, we noticed it was on. 

CAPCOM We concur, and a short LOS here, we'll see you at 

Bermuda in about a minute. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, the FPEG discussed 

was the fault message that was transmitted to the crew during the 
Orroral valley pass, and the CAPCOM David Griggs advised the crew 
that it was an unconsequential message and required no action on 
their part. They have a little keyhole here between Mila, 
3ermuda and we will acquire voice contact again in just a few 
moments. Mission elapsed time is 3 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 
shuttle mission control. 



" CAPCOM 



Columbia Houston, we're AOS Bermuda, now, if you 



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..don't have anything to talk us about, we can play a little music 
for you. 

SPACECRAFT I better talk to you about something, I'm down here 
on the teleprinter and I just took a message off and can't yet to 
stop feeding. 

CAPCOM We copy, standby please, Jack. Columbia Hour.ton, 

we are sending messages at this time, is it printing? 

SPACECRAFT Are you sending a message? 

CAPCOM Affirmative, we're sending several messages at this 

time and it should be printing. 

SPACECRAFT I can't hear what you're saying, but I'd bfi a good 
idea if you huh? I think it'd be a good if you'd stop sending 
your messages until I get this teleprinter reconfigured. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia Houston, Jack we'd like you just 

to let that teleprinter run for another 2 minutes here till we're 
LOS and at that time you should be able to reconfigure it without 
any problem. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I noticed that the takeup.... 

* CAPCOM Roger. And Columbia Houston, the teleprinter 

should print just fine without being on the takeup spool, Jack, 
if you'd just like to let.... 

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The printer should print just fine without being on 
the takeup spool Jack, if you would just like to let it spill on 
out there. 

PAO ShuttJe Mission Control, let me correctly identify 

the CAFCOM who is Terry J. Hart. Some difficulty onboard with 
the teleprinter. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston 30 seconds left here in Bermuda, 

see you at Madrid in 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Terry, good morning to you. 

CAPCOM Top of the morning to you Gordo, see you at Madrid. 

PAO CAPCOM, Terry Hart advised Columbia commander Jack 

Loustna to let the teleprinter print out, it was the judgement of 
the flight control team here that it was not imperative that the 
tape would be on the spool for it to print out properly. Their 
preparing to retransmit that teleprinted material in the event 
that it didn't cpme out printed properly but we can wait until 
Jack Lousma advises whether that printed data is legible. 
Mission elapsed time is 3 days 20 hours 15 minutes. This is 

/ huttle Mission Control looking forward to acquisition of signal 

^-in 5 minutes. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, we're expecting 

acquisition of signal in a minute and a half through Madrid. As 
. the television monitor shows the launch team has inscribed the 
plotting board with the words welcoming the entry team which has 
not pulled a shift in the mission control center since flight day 
one and the back of the mission control center is a banner \;ith 
three foot high letters also saying welcome back entry team and, 
subtle chain-pulling by the orbit team, they're the launch team 
welcoming the entry team back into the control center. We have 
voice contact coming up in about a half of a minute. Columbia is 
on its 63 orbit of the Earth. Coming up on acquistion of signal 
in Madrid in just a few seconds. Mission elapsed time is 3 days 
20 hours 20 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston we are AOS at Madrid for 5 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston we think we've got five 

messages onboard at Bermuda. If you don't see those five, give 
us a call and we'll retransmit them at this time. And Columbia 
/' Houston we have another set of teleprinter messages coming your 
-way some of them are duplications of the first, so you will each 
have a copy. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, we are just going to repeat 

the first set of five messages incase you didn't get them at 
Bermuda. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston we've got about 2 minutes of 

music coming for your entertainment and- there about 3 and a half 
minutes left here in Madrid. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll enjoy it. 

Musical Interlude. "Sail away" by Christopher Cross 
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STS-3 MR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t206j GMT 85:12:24 PAGE 1 

" Musical Interlude* (Sail Away by Christopher Cross) 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston 1 minute left here in Madrid 

we'll see you next at Yarragadee at 20 plus 54, see you there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thanks Cor the music. One of your messages 
got^scrambled. Lines four through eight on the message 31g, 31 

CAPCOM Okay \. j copy that and we' ll retransmit at Orroral. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Hello Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 7 
minutes . 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're with you at Yarragadee, Terry. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack and if you have a minute maybe you could 

tell us which messages onboard are clear and we'll transmit any 
tnat are not. 

SPACECRAFT Okay just a second. We've got them all distributed 
.around Terry, I'll just tell you what they are in essence. We 
>1?J S e ? no ab ? Ut the PDP high volt ago, no problem. We got the 
£.Ught plan update, we got one on the PDRS operations. I believe 
oordo did something with that one. We got the one paqe 
replacements and I'm just looking at the rest, it looks like a 
repeat ot all of them, we have 31g, 35 bravo, 35 alpha, 36 
Charlie, 37 alpha, and 40 alpha. Over. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack we copy all that. I understand that part 

of zero three one gulf, lines 4 through 8 were garbled and we 
will retransmit that one and we'll give you an extra copy of a 
couple of the others at the upcoming Orroral pass. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and you know I did the first procedure on the 
water boiler this morning and I went to high and put the flash 
evaporator on but it didn't say anything about going back to 
normal on the outtemp, do you want me to do that? 

CAPCOM stand by please Jack. Columbia Houston, Jack, that 

will be coming up a little bit later in the cap, no action at 
this time. 

SPACECRAFT I didn't catch what you said, go ahead, 

CAPCOM Roger that step will be coming a little bit later 

in the cap. No action required on the water boiler at this time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll wait till I get to it. 



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PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time is 3 days 20 hours 58 minutes. We've got about 3 minutes 
remaining in this acquisition period over the Yar ragadee , . , 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we have a comment for Gordo 

concerning that PDRR ops checklist whan you have a minute. We 
have three minutes left here at Yarragadee. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Terry do I need the met'sag., its upstairs? 

CAPCOM Yes sir, you do, but no rush on that, we can either 

get a Orroral here or after your breakfast on the stateside 
pass. There's no rush. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I've got it in hand, go ahead Terry. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo if you go down to line 14 where the 

instruction is mode, end effector, enter, there is an error 
there, end effector should read, Orbiter unloaded. Similar 
comment down on line 39, end effector should read orbiter 
unloaded. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's what I used yesterday when I was 
qrappling, that is more logical when you're looking out the 
^—window to use that, I understand. 

CAPCOM Okay sorry we didn't get it up the first time. 

• CAPCOM Columbia Houston, 1 minutes left here at 

Yarragadee, or two minutes from Orroral. We've got AOS at 
Orroral, we'll be sending you a couple of duplications... 



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CAPCOM At Or coral we'll be sending you a couple 

duplications and also a new message which will be 034, and 
that'll be the mission summary for flight day 5, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control, got a brief keyhole as we 

pass Yarragadee to Orroral, about a minute and a half of loss of 
signal. Communication between the ground r~\d the crew will be 
sparse during these early morning hours they wanna give the crew 
an opportunity to have a leisurely and complete breakfast without 
being disturbed by a lot of calls from the ground, so until 
breakfast is complete why I don't think we need to really expect 
an awful lot of dialog in the air to ground, about a 1/2 minute 
till we acquire signal again, mission elapsed time is 3 days 21 
hours and 2 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston AOS at Orroral now for 4 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, reading you loud and clear. 

CAPCOM And your loud and clear Jack, 

SPACECRAFT Terry, I noticed one of the things when I get 
(garble) cause we're no busy getting ready to do something else, 
is that we're not getting any opportunity to take any 16mm movies 
of how you operate in this thing and maybe tomorrow if there's 
time we could schedule an hour or so where we could just run 
through a bunch of things that we think we ought* photograph for 
documentation. 



CAPCOM Okay Jack, that's a good input, we'll go ahead and 

crank that into our flight planning for tomorrow. 

SPACECRAFT I think the morning routines would be a good thing 
to photograph when your doing your breakfast and doing your paper 
work and shaving and so forth, and we could all group all that 
stuff at one time why then we could get it done effeciently 
rather than just doing it spotty throughout the day. 

CAPCOM Okay, we understand your comment and we'll make 

sure we get back to you before sleep tonight to let you know what 
you'll be reading in that regard in the morning. 



SPACECRAFT Alright, thank you. 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston 30 seconds left here at Orroral 

and you'll be glad to know you'll be working with the Entry team 
a little later today. They've been chomping at the bit to get a 
chance to work with you here, and you'll bo seeing them here 
shortly. We may be talking to you still coming up on Ml LA 
though, and that will be at 21:37, we'll see you there. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay Terry. 

PAO Had 1.055 at Orroral about-. 30 minute loss of signal 

period now while Columbia movijfi across in it's 64t.h orbit 
marching toward tho next ground station at MILA and at that time 
we'll have a pass of about 7 and 1/2 minutes in duration, mission 
elapsed time 3 days 21 hours 8 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, mission elapsed 

time is 3 day3 21 hours 31 minutes. We're about 5 minutes away 
from acquiring signal over MILA station, Columbia is on it's 64th 
orbit of the Karth. It appears that when the IMCO begins to try 
to recover that S-Band number 1 unit that those efforts are going 
to be made only over stations which have both S-nand and UHF 
capability just to keep that redundant communication capability 
available rather than try it over an S-*3and station only. Those 
stations which have both S-Band and UUF capability are Ascension 
Island, Bermuda, Buckhorn, Goldstone, GuaA, Hawaii, Merritt 
Island, and Madrid. Still another 4 and 1/2 minutes till we 
acquire signal with Columbia, mission elapsed time 3 days 21 
hours 33 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Hello Columbia, Houston back with you stateside for 

11 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir, we're just having breakfast, doing the 
morning routine we got a flight plan updates all in place, and as 
soon as we finish eating breakfast and cleaning up we'll be ready 
to have at it. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t208j GMT 85; 13: 37 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT and bring it up and we'll be ready to have at it. 

CAPCOM Okay, sounds good, we'll be just listening here for 

11 minutes. We do have an earlist MET of SMT enable for yon if 
you'd like to copy that and while you're eating your breakfast 
here if you'd like to listen to the science report from your 
activities yesterday I'll be glad to read that to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you give me the earliest MET of SMT enable. 
I have my flight plan right, here, 

CAPCOM Okay, super, 3 days 2200 hours, forward light off, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's 2 2200 and off, thank you. I guess we 
can listen to some science while we chase little pieces of 
sausage that get away down and eat thoia. 

CAPCOM Okay, the OSS folks are real pleased with your 

activities yesterday. The VCAP and the PDP teams are excited 
about the beam search and they've noticed a beam approximately C 
meters across. The PDP measurements have picked up some wake 
effects from the Orbiter and 2 high intensity solar flares have 
been observed on flight day 3 and 4 and if this solar activity 
continues to increase the Pi's expect to get some real good X-ray 
experiment data. All the instruments on the pallet are working 
real well and they want to pass on the words, "keep up the good 
work", they're real happy with the results so far. 

SPACECRAFT That's good news, Terry. We're pleased to hear 
that. That's what we came here to do and we're just remarking 
between ourselves how well the Orbiter has responded and 
performed. It's reached quite a remarkable level of maturity for 
just the 3rd flight. We've been basically trouble free with the 
systems and able to do all these other things while the Orbiter 
kind of took care of itself. 

CAPCOM Yea, how about that, I think we are finally getting 

to learn the spacecraft. 

SPACECRAFT I know it's kind of strange as a pilot to be able 
to just wander around eating and sleeping letting your airplane 
fly along almost without thinking about it. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we see you coming right across the 

keys right now, the Florida keys, and we do have one request if 
you have a minute while you're eating breakfast. Jack and Gordo, 
you may want to think about the launch phase a little bit and 
we'd like any comments you might have about the debris that you 
>aw during the launch phase and we're particularly interested in 
breaking that down into 2 phases. The first stage debris as 
opposed to the any debris you might have seen once you were up 



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and out of the atmoaphore on 2nd stage. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you want us to talk about it. Is the taoe 
recorder around? ^ 

CAPCOM Ah, we're not recording voice today and you can 

give it to us on air to ground, but that's at your convenience if 
you want to defer that to a little bit later today, 've got 
about 8 minutes left !r?re statenidc, however:. ' 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we did some of that the first day and put 
that on a tape recorder somewhere, naybe you didn't get it or 
maybe it wasn't complete. 

CAPCOM Ah, I think we were recording voice on the first 

day, Jack, would you be able to recall the MET of that 
conversation? 

SPACECRAFT Terry, I wrote it down and I can get it later when 
I get back to my book. Jack had most of his comments on the 
tape. I 3 ust started and got interrupted by something and then 
by the time I got back to it you weren't recording, so I did not 
have my comments recorded yet. Terry, you still there? 

CAPCOM Yea, we copied your last, standby please. And 

Columbia Houston, we show you're just passing over KSC about this 
time. I think the weather may be a little cloudy down there 
today. How' re ya'LL feeling this morning, eating a good 
breaKfast, are you? 

SPACECRAFT Yea, we're eating everything that's on the menu. 
We got some catching up to do. I figure we can dig back in the 
last three days and clean that up before we go home. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) we recall about the boost was that 
something came off and hit the windscreen shortly after liftoff 
and that was a W3 window and then after that, it was white color, 
and after that it seems like I recall a little pieces like 
snowf lakes hitting the windscreen and the W2 and W3 windows, but 
that stuff was all white too, and there was just smaller pieces 
in kind of like being in a snow storm. And then after staginq 
and up in the atr.iosphere I recall that 

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fJTS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t209j CUV U5:13:43 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT ...and them after staging and then an up in the 
upper hemisphere or whatever you call it, there were lota of 
little particles like that that were also whit* in color, but 
they didn't go straight on by us anymore they kind of flouted 
along with us. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. What war. it propondernnoo of the enow 

flaking cowing off prior to max Q you think or was it pretty much 
throughout first sta;;:>. 

SPACECRAFT I can't give you an answer on that one. My opinion 
was that the debris that cone off was kind of related to the Q 
bar. I could hear it on the window as it was building up, 
steadily up and kind of correlating to the indicated airspeed 
there. And some of the stuff coming off. There wna various 
sized pieces all white. I saw nothing that looked, hinted at all 
of the brown sofee color white pieces and several of them hit my 
windshield and left a white smear. Looks almost like a bug, bugs 
on your windshield of your car. I really would strongly guess 
that it was those white tiles. There was several very large 
there white streaks on the forward windows that'll 2 3W !> and 
there is also a light residue on the two front windows there that 
wasn't there when we launched. We tried to photograph those with 
the 35, (garble) without the flash as specified in the photo TV 
v, >ok. 

CAPCOM Roger. That's a real good description. Can you 

pin down the time that which the streaks occurred on the window 
.from the debris. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah I think the big streak in my window occurred 
when I saw this white object come at us right after liftoff. 

SPACECRAFT Most of the time after that I was head down looking 
at the gauges and sort of really making sure we were doing 
right. So, a lot of it I can't repeat. 

CAPCOM Roger and it sounds like Gordo's windows were 

streaked sometime later. Maybe around max Q is that right? 

SPACECRAFT I think it was a more continuous process Terry , not 
any one event, but there was stuff coming off all the way through 
first stage and up I don't know that I can pin down on maximum or 
seem to correlate with roughly I'm not absolutely certain about 
this was the noise building up and maximum airspeed and maximum 
(garble). 

CAPCOM Okay that's a good pilot report. Thank you very 

.""ich. We've got about 2 minutes left here at Bermuda. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control. Mission Elapsed Time, 3 

days 21 hours 46 minutes. The numbering system for... 



CTR-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT tl65j GMT 04 1 13: 43 PAGJi 2 

SPACECRAFT Tho shakiny and rnt.tl.inrj sort of ride that /Toe and 
Dick described was there, so I war. sur pr irsort, I expected that to 
start with SRB ignition and I definitely i enn'iber the airplane 
start to shake and rattle and chatter at main engine ignition. 
With that and with a little confusion in my mind have the SUBs 
fired or not. But then when they find, there v/js no doubt thai, 
that was when they fired and the whole vehicle war. ratt'l incj 
before we were even off the pad. And then that shaking and 
rat t. ling occurred al". the way through first st.age ;»nd then 
staging began a big completely enveloping flash that's been 
described before and then it was just smooth after that. 

CAPCOM Okay real good Gordo. Thank you. One minute left, 

here at Bermuda. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, I remember about the same tiling the first 
stage ride was smoother than I expected it to be although it war. 
rougher than the second stage ride. And I recall the orange 
flash enveloped the windscreen also at SRB SKI 1 although the SRB 
SEP as I remember seemed very clean as did the AP SEP and 
reported there seemed to be no sound or lurch or anything like 
that when either ET SEP or SRB SEP occurred. 

^APCOM Rog. Copy all that and we've got some great 

<, ictures down here that you're going to love to see next week. 
We've got about 30 seconds left here at Bermuda. Tho entry team 
is coming on and their anxious to fly with you all day here. 
We'll be back talking to you tonight right around sleep time. 
Have a good day guys. 

SPACECRAFT Thanks for hanging in there all night. Thanks to 
you and Tommy and tho entire team and we'll look forward to 
working with you again. 



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SPACECRAFT ...look forward to working with you again. 
CAPCOM See you tonight. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission Elasped 

Time 3 days 21 hours 40 minutes to continue with tho description 
of those windows, the crew wa3 reporting streaking on windows W2 
through W5. The numbering system for the windows on tho orbiter 
is that there are 6 windows and they are numbered from left to 
right 1,2,3,4,5,6 as you're seated in the cockpit troin left to 
right and streaking on windows W2 through V75 in essence reports 
the absence of "treaking on the windows at the extreme ends of 
the panorama of the first and last windows in that row. As 
CAPCOM Terry Hart reported, the entry team, Crystal Team under 
Flight Director Hal Draughon, hor. reported to the Mission Control 
Center and for the past hour have been proceeding through the 
debriefing process with Plight Director Tommy Ilolloway and the 
Ivory Team. We have loss of signal and will acquire again in 
about 4 1/2 minutes at Madrid. Mission Elapsed Time 3 days 21 
hours 15 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 



PAO This is Shuttle Control at 3 days 21 hours 54 

minutes Mission Elapsed Time. Madrid will acquire Columbia in 5 
seconds . 

; 

CAPCOM Good morning Columbia, Houston through Madrid. The 

Crystal Team is with you for the day. 

SPACECRAFT Steve how you doing? 

CAPCOM Real fine and congratulations on a job well done 

yesterday. We were all glued to the TV set. 

SPACECRAFT Well we're just along for the ride. You guys are 
doing all the work. 

SPACECRAFT You there, Steve? 

CAPCOM Roger we'll still with you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I was a little remiss on the PGU yesterday but 
in order to keep the PGU folks happy and amused, I'll give you 
the mornings reading all ready. 

CAPCOM Okay we're ready go ahead Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay this was read at 2130 about half an hour 
ago. All lamps are okay. Chamber 7 23.5 23.6 23.3 23.3 23.6 
23.8. 



'CAPCOM 



We copy those Jack thank you. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t210j GMT 05:13:48 PACK 2 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 2 minutes to go In this pass. 

When you're finished with break fact and back upstairs, we'd like 
you to cycle both star tracker shutters. The target suppress bits 
are set and we want to look for stara of opportunity. 

SPACECRAFT Well I'm right where you ask me to bo and I'll do 
that right this minute. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you, 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're going to rein -a in in our 

present S band configuration until we arc able to troubleshoot 
the transponder problems at IOS. We will be uplink voice only 
UHF. If you do have a COMM problem at 7.03 request you do not do 
a panel and command until the next UHF site which would be 
Yarragadee and talk to us first before we do a panel mid 
command. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we will not do a panel and command under any 
condition unless we hear from you. 

CAPCOM That's affirm. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds LOS. Next is 

IOS in 12 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia in out of range 

at Madrid. Mow going do ;n across Africa toward the next station 
the Indian Ocean station in 11 1/2 minutes. Flight Director 
Harold Oraughon and the Crystal Team have relieved Flight 
Director Tommy Holloway. Holloway's change of shift briefing is 
estimated for 8:30 am Central standard Time in room... 



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•TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t211j QNT IS I 14 I 00 PAGE 1 

!*° , , c 5«2?* °f ,hift brU<ln « *• Mtilittd for It 30 a.m. 

on this shift art Steve Nagel and Brewster Shaw, Nagal has been 
talking to the craw during tht Madrid pass. At 3 days 22 hours 1 
■inuta »iss ion • lap a ad tins this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

p AO This is Shuttle Control at 3 days 22 hours 11 

■inutes mission elapsed time. Columbia coming up on acquisition 
through the Indian Ocean station in about 20 seconds. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through 108 for 7 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Yet, I've gotcha, I'm just taking a couple pictures 
of the Gulf of Aden, have. 

CAPCOM Sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's pretty weather over the Gulf of Aden, 
we took some pictures here yesterday, we was trying to get some 
visual observations type things that our friends Bob Stevenson 
!? a i.f ll l fc ?! 1 3* r want * lthou 9h its kinda tough to get them at the 
Ji 9 ?*..?, tud * and the rignt 8un » n 9l« «nd everthing with the way 
that this machine keeps rotating. When I did that I activated 
iw f? P u and the tap * recordei: 1 channel 2, I did it at 2206 and 
the light was off, and I assume that you don't want to try to 
call up tape recorder 2 and for that reason the monitor level 
reading is. only 3 rather than some other number. 

CAPCOM We copy Jack, stand by. 

SPACECRAFT Are we still holding to 2235 as a take for the LTU 
burn? 

CAPCOM That's affirm 2235 Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

CAPCOM And be advised as you know you'll be doing this 

burn interconnected to the right OMS and in blow down, so you can 
burn Ct * right 0MS tank P res « ur « caution and warning during the 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we just want to let one blow down and repress 

CAPCOM That answer Gordo is we'll let it blow down to the 

end of the burn then we'll repress it after the burn. 

-PACECRAFT Okay, and on page 1-20 of the payload ops checklist 
I m referring to where we're supposed to go to track select open 
in tape recorder 1 and for the third activation go to track 



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MlMt number 24 on tap* recorder 2, and our monitor level is 
supposed to b# 6 to 8, our monitor level is reading 3 and I'm 
supposed to report that to you, and you got it. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, we copy that* It's no problem, you oan 

prtss on. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I thought you'd say that, thank you. POP is 
activated. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia, Houston that POP activation looks 

good and you are go for POP deploy at the proper time in the 
timeline. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, we thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're 25 seconds LOS now. On the 

repress of the OMS we will do it after the burn as I said, and 
we'll call for it over Orroral where we can see data, and we'll 
see you next at Yarragadee in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll wait for your call on repressing the 
OMS. 

1APCOM Roger . 

PAO This is shuttle Control, the Indian Ocean station 

has loss of signal with Columbia. Next station Yarragadee in 
about 8 minutes. We're about 14 minutes 45 seconds away the L2U 
reaction control system burn, that's a thermal test, thermal soak 
back test of one of the primary reaction control system jets. 
L2U is an up firing jet on.... 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t212j GMT 85 t 14 (20 PAGE 1 



PAO on the left aft pod. we've been noee to the sun 

now for • eouple days and they want to firt ona of tha primary 
RCS engines to aaa what tha thermal reaction la. Duration of 
that burn ia about 1 minute 40 aaconda a dalta V of 35 faat par 
aaoond. At 3 daya 22 hours 21 ainutaa mission elapsed time this 
ia Shuttle Control Houston. Thia ia Shuttle Control. Plight 
Diractor Ton Halloway and hia flight surgeon, Dr. Ellen Shulman 
have left the Mission Control room on their way to the News 
Canter for the Change of Shift briefing at 8»30 a.m. central 
atandard time. Thia is Shuttle Control at 3 daya 22 hours 27 
minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia ia at Yarragadee now. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 7 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you through Yarragadee. We're 
in the burn attitude. We feel like we're all set up and juat 
sitting here waiting for it to happen. 

CAPCOM Sounds good. Columbia Houston, while we're waiting 

here for the burn. One reminder when you do grapple the PDP, 
check the wrist roll angle at -52 degrees, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll sure do that. 

> 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, minute and 1/2 LOS. Have a good 

burn and we'll see you next in about 4 minutes in Orroral 
Valley. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're all set up in the attitude, a minute to 
go. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 3 days 22 hours 36 

minutes. About X more minute before we will have acquisition 
through Orroral Valley. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, back with you through Orroral 

Valley for 4 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the burn's complete. We had a good burn. 

CAPCOM Good news. Columbia Houston, you can repress that 

right OMS anytime, we're looking. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me get the numbers copied down then I'll 
do it. 



CAPCOM 



Okay, fine. 



TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t212j GMT 85il4i20 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT And being in the darkness, Steve, the forward 
firing jet was on, the forward up jet was on continuously, the 
one on the right and was a real spectacular view. We tried to 
get some pictures of it. We didn't hear the forward jet fire at 
all like you do in the simulator. It didn't make any noise that 
we noticed. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy. 

SPACECRAFT And we see a few lights of' cities on the ground and 
some thunderstorms popping off. 

CAPCOM Too bad the NOSL's not onboard. And Columbia 

Houston, when you did the GPC reconfiguration the star trackers 
dropped into term idle, so when you get a change we need to 
reselect them to track and call up spec 21 and drop it, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And we just noticed a little banana chip, 
dried banana floating around. Gordo said that's for doing a good 
job. 

C£?COM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT There was just, I guess the acceleration of the 
jurn. Dislogged this banana chip somewhere and it came right up 
in front of us as the burn was over. 

CAPCOM We'll give you another one entry day. 

SPACECRAFT I'll take one that day. 



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SPACECRAFT I'll take one that day. Okay I'm ready to repress 

the right OMS. Do you want to use the A leg. 

CAPCON That's the affirm. The A leg Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 3,2,1 mark. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. You can start the maneuver back 

to nose sun attitude anytime. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'm setting it up right now Steve. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Okay right OMS helium's back off. Numbers were 231 
. on the OX 230 on the fuel prior to repress. 

CAPCOM Copy that. Thank you. We're 25 seconds LOS. Next 

is Buckhorn in 27 minutes. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and for Fido or whoever wants to know, I'm 
spec 33. We had a delta VZ of 35.24, delta V will be total of 
42.36. 

CAPCOM Copy that and reminder we'll be live TV on the next 

pass through Ml la. Over. 

SPACECRAFT. Oh really, Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Orroral has loss of 

signal. Crew reporting a good burn. The Columbia's orbit before 
this burn was 127 by 125 nautical miles. With an orbital period 
of 1 hour 29 minutes 18 seconds the orbit is predicted as a 
result of the burn to be 136 by 126 nautical miles and the 
expected orbital period 1 hour 29 minutes' 34 seconds. Columbia 
starts a long trip across the Pacific Ocean now. The next 
tracking station will be Buckhorn in 24 1/2 minutes. 3 days 22 
hours 43 minutes Mission Elapsed Time, this is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 3 days 23 hours 7 

minutes Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia is on orbit 65 about to 
be acquired at Buckhorn. At the Merritt Island Florida station 
during this pass we'll receive television from the remote 
manipulator system and the plasma diagnostics package deployment. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you for 2 minutes over. 

"PACECRAFT Okay Steve. I'm trying to get set up to give you a 
Jhow here. We've got the Flight Deck camera on and running. 
We've also got the alpha, delta and the elbow camera ready. And, 
I'm getting poised, above, my plan here was to try to be ready to 



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grapple and pick up the PDP and bring it out and let you all work 
the cameras and watch what you can. Does that sound like a 
feasible sort of thing? 

CAPCOM That '8 fine and we'll work the cameras. That will 

be in about 3 1/2 minutes when we get to MILA. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. ...I think we'll have things pretty well 
preset and then INCO can have at it. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds LOS 

Buckhorn. We'll pick you up next at MILA in about 2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay give me a go as soon as you have TV. 

CAPCOM Wilco. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia has had LOS at 

Buckhorn. We'll have Merritt Island in about a minute 20 
seconds. Television will begin there. The cameras will be 
operated remotely from the ground by the Entry Team INCO that 
stands for Integrated Communications Systems Engineer and he is.. 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t214j GMT 85:15:10 PAGE 1 



PAO and he is Lee Briscoe on the state. We're 

processing Mila data now. He should have a picture shortly. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, back with you through Mila. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, we just got TV now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve, I'm goint to go down and grab the 
PDP. I'm just about a foot above the pin right now. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're looking through camera delta. It's a 
good picture. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve, how do you read me right now. 

CAPCOM Got you 5 by, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm in VOX so that I can talk to you and have 

my hands free here. Okay, we're end effector is all and then 
we'll pull the capture trigger and if you watch close you'll see 

it grab right on there, hopefully. 

CAPCOM We're looking. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we have a capture flag. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT And rigidization has taken place and we have all 
the proper indications meaning that we're grappled firmly to the 
PDP. 

CAPCOM We copy, that's good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, now we'll have to run through a there'll be a 
slight pause in the in the action while we get the PDP powered up 
through the arm and then we'll be ready to take it off. We'll do 
that as fast as we can. Okay, we have the cabin camera came on 
if you want to switch around. 

CAPCOM Roger, copy Gordo, could you get the TV control 

switch to command for us, please? 

SPACECRAFT Yea, sorry about that, it's in command. We check 
item 1 asterisk on item 2, on item 3, and item 23. Take item B 
IDP, read them, and I'll check them. 31, Right on, okay, data 
mode select item 15 should be there, PDP's power's on now, and 
gray. Check PDP current voltage. That's good. Data mode select 
item 16. Check PDP current voltage. Hey, that's good. Data 
pack PDP transmitter '8 coming on now, and transmitter item 13, 



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and I've got a gray over here, check the receiver signal 
strenth. That's right on, data mode block 19, item 19, 
PDP turn rolling, Okay, PDP power's off, bravo' s on, special 2, 
PDP item 4 off. Okay, (garble) should be zero. Okay, go to spec 
94, please. Okay, and want item 3 block 4. Okay the brakes are 
coming off, and we've got to record attitude if it's different. 
It's let's see and we got to get over to loaded first, brakes 
off, over to loaded brakes on, okay the attitude is 359 9 plus 
110, 98, 98 is wha<; they were before, about like yesterday. Okay 
let's have check 4 for (grable) , that's good, 3 gray, that's a 3 
gray, the mechanical power switch on, the power switch coming on, 
the rig switch is the vernier checked, HTR's running and the 
brakes are off, for the test to limp the arm, and test mode qo to 
3 and release it. 

(garble) 3 standby, Mark, I've got a barber pole 

SPACECRAFT And if you watch real close, Steve, you can see the 
prerelease the prerelease. It's barely visible even from here 
with the naked eye. Brakes on, VTR pause, Okay, we'll let that 
VTR run for now. Yea, we got our photos yesterday, Okay, lets 
get position, Okay, reading is 1001, yesterday 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t215j GMT 84:20:06 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT One, file 16 and -388. yesterday, no change was 
repeatable on the position and attitude numbers, and the release 
time was 2318 call it. On day 3, Okay running and check 
brake switch vernier brakes off, front orbiter loaded, okay Steve 
if you're still there, we're going to maneuver up to the top of 
the guides right now. 

CAPCOM Roger we're looking. 

SPACECRAFT There she comes. This is as slow as you can ask 
for it. Okay and stopping at the top of the guides and I'm 
coming toward the front end of the ship toward me and you can 
watch the little flipper guides slip down as we come forward, 
very slowly moving forward, clearance is a little tight in there- 
about 2 to 3 inches is all the clearance we have toward the aft 
so we're moving forward to increase the (garbled). Okay, now I 
am completely clear and forward of the mount. I'm going to go 
up, we'll ease her on up. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, we just lost TV, so the system is yours 

now, thank you for the show. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, RS3 is, POP reconfiguration cost us a lot of 
time, we thought we'd better stick by the checklist. 

CAPCOM It looked real good and we got 3 minutes to go yet 

in Bermuda. 

SPACECRAFT' Alright. This is really a nice operating machine, 
it couldn't be more like the items we've trained on. If 
anything, it's better. Alright, I'll reset this camera. I've 
been trying to get this 16mm of this thing, do you read me? 
Okay, brakes are on, that's enough VTR for awhile, I didn't get 
any VTR on that piece, (garbled) get it out on the ground on 
that, (garble), Okay go to 5 on that (garble) IECM Mechanical 
power off. Mechanical power off. Now I gotta configure the PDP 
for ops, (garble), work through that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston a minute and 40 left of Bermuda, 

as far as your IMU alignment, you do not need to perform the 
maneuver, we'll take stars of opportunity whenever we get them, 
over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's good news. How do you read me Steve? 
CAPCOM Gotcha 5-by Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Okay I got item 3 for the REP item 23 is 
up. (garbled) . 34 and 49 REC is a little bit out of 

.imits but it came in yesterday at 33. Okay Gordo PDP power on 
call talk back gray. 



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Columbia, Houston one minute to LOS 

Roger. Okay check transmitter talk back gray. 

Columbia, Houston. 

Go ahead. 



CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we do have the PDP EMI search AOS test 

times and I can give you the first one just to get you going here 
before we go LOS. 

Go ahead. 

It's IOS 3 days 23 hours 46 minutes and 10 seconds, 
That is 23 46 and 10. 



SPACECRAFT 



CAPCOM 
over. 



SPACECRAFT 



CAPCOM That's affirm, we're 20 seconds LOS, I'll get you 

the others later and wo' 11 pick you up at Madrid next in 6 and 
1/2 minutes. Thanks a lot for a good show and a reminder your in 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. Take it out of VOX. Okay Gordo 
check transmitter talk back to gray and yes it is. .. .pressure is 
IPDP than 50 PD? hl9h voltage on talk back 9 rav » 0n 9 r ayr Okay 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t216j GMT 85:15:22 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Okay IPDP is 3 in the limit. Alright this is the 
second. I'll record data. 21.5, wait a minute {garble). 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control, Columbia out of range at 

Bermuda, heading toward acquisition at Madrid in 5 and 1/2 
minutes. The Plasma Diagnostics Package is powered up. it's 
been deployed on the remote arm getting a warning of science with 
that experient, B-Field mapping Electromagnetic Interference 
search and some joint beam operations later i»* the day. At 3 
days 23 hours 24 minutes mission elapsed time, this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 3 days 23 hours 28 
minutes, Columbia coming up on acquisition through Madrid. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Madrid for 3 minutes, 

over. ' 

SPACECRAFT Buenos dias. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston for the IMUs we'd like to have a 

spec 21 and resume please. 

SPACECRAPT Yes, I'll give that to you. Can I do the IMU 
alignment now? 

CAPCOM we do not want to use the stars that are now, there 

now Jack, we will wait until we get some new stars and then use 
those. 

.SPACECRAFT' Okay, I understand you want a spec 21. 

CAPCOM That's affirm, spec 21 and resume and we'll wait 

for some new star data in the table. 

SPACECRAFT Say again. 

CAPs-!OM I say again, we will wait for some new star table 

data before doing an alignment. 

SPACECRAFT I gotcha. 

CAPCOM And Jack, on the DAP A4, we need to change the 

vernier discrete rate back to .134. 

PA0 The CAPCOM this pass is Brewster Shaw. 

SPACECRAFT There you go, you got it. 

CAPCOM Okay, great. Thanks a lot, a note on the PDP 

activities, we're a little late on getting started on the B-Field 

ap. That general rule for the day is do as much of each event 
as you can get, but starting each new event on time, over. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, Okay. 

CAPCOM And we have one switch configuration on panel Rll, 

when you can get ready. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead with it Brewster. 

CAPCOM Okay, on Rll row E the wide band mission power to 
OFF, over. 

SPACECRAFT Wide band mission power is coming off. 

CAPCOM Okay, great and since were in a UHF uplink 

configuration we want to make sure that neither one of you are in 
VOX VOX, over. y 

SPACECRAFT (garble) Now we're back in PTT VOX. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's a good configuration, thanks a lot. 

We're 20 seconds LOS, Indian Ocean will be next in 15 minutes and 
we haven't seen the fuel cell purge when you get a chance to do 
that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll try to keep up, we'll get to it. 
CAPCOM Okay, no rush. 

SPACECRAFT . (garble) right now. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control, Madrid has loss of 

signal. Next station is the Indian Ocean station in 14 
minutes. At 3 days 23 hours 32 minutes mission elapsed time this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. 

SPACECRAFT Hello Steve, how do you read? 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston read you 5 by. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you for 4 minutes, over. 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t217j GMT 85:15:47 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean, how do you 
read? 

SPACECRAFT (garble) UH. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, I read you five by. I have 2 more EMI 

times to pass to you. Columbia, Houston, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Houston, how do you read Columbia? 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, read you five by, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we had a little mix up here in the cockpit. 
We switched the antenna back to GDP at the proper time but I 
didn't realize Jack had done that and kept on going with the 
sequence. We could probably figure out what point to back up to 
and repeat it. Why don't you check with the (garble) on that. 

SPACECRAFT Wilco, and have a times for the Orroral and 
Buckhorn station if you're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT You're breaking up, Ray, we didn't get your 
response, say again the last transmission. 

CAPCOM Columbia 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia, we're not reading you, go ahead, 
please. 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, Houston, while we're getting the 

answer for that, we see 2 good stars in the star table, we'd like 
you to go to term Idle and then torque those when you have 
time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we copy that message and it looks good to me 
too. I'll do just like you say. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, we want you to press ahead 

with the sequence and do not back up, over. Columbia, Houston, 
over. Columbia Houston, in the blind ... 

SPACECRAFT Roger, to be more specific, we were probably at 
point 102 when we got out of the antenna configuration. Then we 
pressed on to 103 in GPC rather than specified lower left. 

CAPCOM Roger, we want you just to continue ahead and do 

not go back. We'll see you at Yarragadee in 11 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT I would guess to recover and get the data we had to 
back to 102 and then keep going from there. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, in the blind. We want you to 



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press ahead and do not repeat the sequence. 
SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia, do you copy? 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, roger we copy you, we want you 

to press ahead, do not repeat the sequence, over. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Loss of signal at the 

Indian Ocean station. Next station is Yarragadee in 10 and 1/2 
minutes. At 3 days 23 hours 52 minutes missicA elapsed time this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 4 days 2 
minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia's approaching acquisition 
through the Yarragadee tracking station. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, through Yarragadee for 6 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Ray, still got you loud and clear. Anything 

for us? I have something for you. 

CAPCOM Okay, I have a couple of notes. The first one 

would be the MET of enable or AOS for Orroral station. I 

probably should get that to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, it's 4 days 9 minutes 53 seconds, over. 

SPACECRAFT' Okay, 4 days 9 minutes and 53 seconds. 

CAPCOM Okay, go ahead with your comments. Columbia 

Houston, go ahead with your comments. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, just a second. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I don't know how much of the last 
transmission* You were breaking up and you might have gotten 
there but what happened was we changed the antennas without 
stopping the sequence so we backed her up and started over. 
We back to .101 I think it was find than after we got the 
antennas back 



END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t218j GMT 85:16:04 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT After we got the antennas back proper continued the 
sequence. I think we got the data but we 1 11 have to sort that 
out later and get it all fixed up. The other problem then 
somehow doing all this we ran into a wrist roll and I had to stop 
and torque it all the way around, and I'm not sure that might not 
happen to us again here. We'll see something less of a smooth 
sequence but I think we're getting all the data, over. 

CAPCOH Okay, we copy all that Gordo, nnd we don't think 

that's going to be a problem. 

SPACECRAFT Alright 

CAPCOM And I have a MET for Buckhorn station if your ready 

to copy that. 

SPACECRAFT Right after Buckhorn. 

CAPCOM Roger, it'll be 37 minutes 10 seconds, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, at 037 10, thank you Brewster. 

CAPCOM we only have one further note on this pass, it has 

to do with the OSS-1 tape recorder operation. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger, on panel L10, switch the OSS-1 tape recorder 

1, track select to 12. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it's in 12 and it's reading alpha. 

CAPCOM Roger, then tape recorder 2, track select to open. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, with 2 in open and 1 in 12 it reads Charlie. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that, thank you much. And Columbia 

the reason for that switch was to allow the ground to monitor 
tape recorder 1 operations through the telemetry. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster I torqued the IMUs at 235540. 

CAPCOM Copy that Jack, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And how's the ol' fuel cell purge working? 

CAPCOM We'll have to look at it over Orroral Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, I thought maybe you saw it before this. 

CAPCOM what we saw Jack was that looked okay, it was in 

bakeout at that time, we'll look at it again over Orroral, and 



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we're 20 seconds LOS Orroral will be in 2 minutes. 
SPACECRAFT Okay . 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Yarragadee has loss of 

signal, but Columbia will be within range of Orroral in 1 minute, 
we'll stand by. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Orroral Valley for 3 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're reading you loud and clear, we also 
Brewster just did the tank on the get away special and we noticed 
that they are procedure, it didn't say anything about waiting 10 
seconds in there, and think rather 10 minutes, and we think maybe 
it should have. If you want us to go back and recycle, give us 
the procedures and we'll do that all over again. 

CAPCOM Stand by one. Jack that was a good catch, we would 

like you to repeat that with the 10 minute delay, if you could. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, can we start from where it is now and repeat 
it without any difficulty of, without messing up the experiment? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll try it over again. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston 20 seconds to LOS, next pass 

Buckhorn in 24 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM See you there. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Columbia's moved out over 

the Eastern coast of Australia, over the Pacific, out of range of 
the Orroral tracking station. Columbia on the, near the end of 
its' 65th orbit. Does not come within range of Hawaii on this 
ground track. Next station will be Buckhorn in 22 and 1/2 
minutes. Most of the conversation in the Orroral pass devoted to 
discussion of procedures of the get-a-way special experiment. 



END OF TAPE 



, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t219j GMT 85:16:15 PAGE 1 
PA0 Plight Director, Harold Draughon and his entry team 

8 o clock this morning and will go about 12 hours today. They'll 
5S nSItJ J heit 8hif \ afc 8 '?° this evening. Neil Hutchinson and 
?Sl« JZXl ?°5 workin9 toda v- taking a rest after 3 very 

long shifts the last 3 days. So we can look forward to the next 
change of shift briefing somewhere on the order of 9 p?»? ceStJal 

X?"*?^ 1 ? 6 ,** 1 *' At 4 days 17 minutes raissio " lapsed time 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. F 

CAPCOM Comm Tec CTV, you're loud and clear, how me? 

u^om?ng F pass ? R ° 9er ' y ° U '" l0Ud ^ ' m yOU ***** for the 
CAPCOM Ready, standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, it's 4 days 37 minutes 

Sickho?n? P Columbia about to be acquired through 

*. oSer?" Columbia, Houston, through Buckhorn for 7 minutes, 

?fi^ C S? P L ° kay ' ? rewster ' we've got the arm parked out in 
«??fn2 the nose point 128 which is way out there and we're 
waiting until you're through with the (garble) band to 
continue. 

FPBC°2tart times? 7 ' haV6 f ° r Y ° U °" this pa8S are some 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead with it. 

CAPCOM Okay, run number 1, 4 days 1 hour 50 minutes 8 9 

SPACECRAFT Okay, got for run 1 4 slash 150 8 9 yes. 

ShSod be no on^Xe ^l"^ 9 ' la8t mlnUte *"* that 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll take a no on that one. 

CAPCOM Okay, run number 2 is 4 days 2 hours 10 minutes 8 9 

SPACECRAFT 4 2 slash 4 slash 2 10 8 9 no on run 2. 

CAPCOM That's correct, run 3 is 4 days 2 hours 30 minutes 



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8 9 no. 

SPACECRAFT Run 3 4 slash 2 3 8 9 no. 

CAPCOM Good read, and last one, run number 4 is 4 days 3 

hours 8 9 yes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, run 4 is 4 days 3 hours on the hour and 8 9 
yes . 

CAPCOM That's a good read back. Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Are you going to get TV together on this pass? 

CAPCOM That's a negative. 

SPACECRAFT when I configure the RAD control OPS temps I failed 
to mention that we had a thermal EVAP message quite some time 
ago. In fact it was at 3 slash 23 03 44 spec 88 thermal EVAP. I 
looked at the spec and there were a few things that set off scale 
low but nothing of significance at that time. You might want to 
look back at the data. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll do that, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Got an interesting picture looking out the overhead 
windows, we're upside down, trailing over lots of clouds. Black 
sky's in the background and the PDP is leading the whole show. 
It's a we've got the arm up way over the cockpit with the PDP 
hanging up over the nose. 

CAPCOM We copy that. We wish we could see it. 

SPACECRAFT How long will it be before we can press on with the 
sequence, Ray, do we (garble) through this entire states 

pass? 

SPACECRAFT That's a negative, Gordo, you may start now and.... 
END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t220j GMT 85 t 16 « 41 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Gordo, you may start now and complete the entire 

sequence . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're going back to lower left and upper on 
the antennas, Ed. 

CAP COM uh, negative, leave the antennas in GPC but -lust go 

ahead with the sequence. ' ' 

SPACECRAFT Okay, you want the antennab in u*»C for the rest of 
the sequence? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

CAPCOM And Gordo, the reason is this is a general EMI and 

is not affected by that. We can just press on in the 
configuration we're in. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, I wished we'd known that the last time. 

CAPCOM Jack, we looked at the thermal EVAP message you got 

and that was normal operations for switching controllers here. 

JPACECRAFT Alright. I went to controller B from the 
controller A, the temperature went up to somewhere around 60 
degrees and I noticed that it marched back down to 40 where it is 
now. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it looks like it's pretty cloudy all over the 

COQSt* 

CAPCOM Looks like you guys will probably fly for a while 

longer, huh? 

SPACECRAFT Say again. 

CAPCOM I say it probably a good idea that you're flying a 

bit longer, then. 

SPACECRAFT That's right. Got any weather forecasts for the 
White Sands for Monday? 

CAPCOM We believe it's going to be good for Monday, 

Jack. Jack, if we could get you to cycle the wide tracker 
shutter please. 

SPACECRAFT I did. 



AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t220j GMT 85;16i41 PAGE 2 



CAPCOM Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT {garble) We're up at .131 now doing the rotation 
and that is about as close to the Orbiter as I would like to see 
that arm, X think. Looks like I can reach out this overhead 
window and touch the arm. 

CAPCOM Yea, you probably wouldn't want to do that, 

Gordo. And Columbia, for your information, we are processing 
data through the Northrup stations at Tula Peak now and it looks 
good to us. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. We got the 135 all the way there and 
check them out when they're airborne set. 

CAPCOM Uh, that's affirmative, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Guess this is the a better check than that 

would be 

CAPCOM Yea, I believe this is the real thing. 

SPACECRAFT It's coming back to 134 now right across the top of 
the cabin. It's really close. 

CAPCOM Copy. 

SPACECRAFT Some sort of strange powder on the bottom of the 
high frequency antenna. It's hard to tell. Looks almost like a 
couple of animals or something. 

CAPCOM Is that right? 

SPACECRAFT I think we'd better check that out with the POC and 
make sure that's okay. 

CAPCOM Wilco. Columbia Houston, due to the 1 hour slip in 

launch time we'd like to sync things back up as far as day night 
cycle goes so we would like you to start the PDP wake search 5 
minutes late. That would be at 1 hour and 5 minutes in order to 
get things synced back up. You will you should start the joint 
VCAP PDP beam search, however, on time as per the cap as well as 
the meal prep, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, only change is this next item coming up is 
five minutes late, right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. Columbia Houston, we're 30 

seconds to LOS. Dakar is next in 5 minutes and note that we are 
, ot recording voice at this time and we won't be until we advise 
you otherwise. 



"TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t220j GMT 85 1 16 1 41 PAGE 3 
SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia has moved out 

over the mid Atlantic beyond the range of Bermuda. Dakar will 
receive Columbia in about 4 minutes 

END OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t 221 j GMT85«16*57 PAGE 1 

PA0 We'll see Columbia in about 4 minutes. Spacecraft 

came up at Buckhorn on this pass, Pilot Pullerton remarked that 
the arm was parked in front of the nose, and then a little later 
on in the pass he got a look at the bottom of the Plasma 
Diagnostics Package and said it looked like a couple of animals 
were painted on the bottom of the PDP. He did not identify the 
animals by species. Advised talking to the pay load operations 
control center for further information on that. We'll have Dakar 
in just under 3 minutes. Elapsed time is 4 days 58 minutes, this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle Control at 4 days 1 
hour 1 minute. Columbia's about 5 seconds away from acquisition 
through Dakar. ^ 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Dakar for 7 minutes, 

over. ' 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're on our way to the last point, I think 
we're just barely gonna make it in time to set up for the wake 
search, without a moment to spare. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's great. 

SPACECRAFT Refresh my memory, we have not done a wake search 
before this, is that correct? I think I need to VTR this. 

CAPCOM That's correct, we have not done a wake search. 

SPACECRAFT I got one for the film guys Brewster. 

CAPCOM Go ahead Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay on the 16mm film, the ones with the blue 
markings are supposed to be exterior and the ones with the red 
markings are supposed to be interior. However, I've got 4 blue 
marked magazines that say interior on them, and 2 of them are set 
aside for entry 16mm, and those 4 are labeled 4, 6, 7 and 8, I 
want to know what if those are interior or exterior. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack we'll try and find out for you. And 

Jack are you free to throw some switches on LI? 

SPACECRAFT No. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT If we're going to get started on time, we gotta 
hustle here Brewster. 

CAPCOM Okay, no hurry. 



SPACECRAFT You there Brewster? 



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CAPCON 



That's affirm. 



SPACECRAFT 



Okay, what can I do for you in L2 now sir? 



CAPCOM 
LI. 



Okay, Jack it's SC or FCS test clean up on panel 



SPACECRAFT 



I'm ready. 



CAPCOM 



Okay, Flash evap controllers, 3 of them to off. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, I got them all off. 

CAPCOM Roger and topping EVAP heater NOSL left and right 

to off, and the NOSL duct to off. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the evaporators are all off and so are their 
heaters. 



SPACECRAFT Yes sir. Got a super view of Africa out our window 
now. 

"APCOM And Columbia Houston, we're ginning up a trouble 

ohooting procedure to try and troubleshoot some of the comm 
problems we've had with the S-Band, and if it's convenient over 
Botswana I will have you reconfigure some switches on panel Al 
and then when we get over the states we'll do some commanding 
from the ground to try and trouble shoot the problems there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll help all we can, I'll be standing by 
the panel to do them as you say them. 

CAPCOM Okay, that'll work out fine Jack, thank you. And 

we're 20 seconds to LOS, Botswana is next in 11 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and do the film guys have the, my question 
clearly stated enough? 

CAPCOM I believe so, we're working it. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia moved out past 
the range of Dakar. Next station will be Botswana in 11 
minutes. Pilot Gordon Fuller ton has started the 

END OF TAPE 



CAPCOM 



Okay, fine thank you. 



8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t222j GMT 85il7t09 PAGE X 



J*? Gordon Fullerton has started the wake search, he's 

doing the plasma diagnostic package to survey the wakes that the 
Columbia's making through the ionosphere. CAPCOM Brewster Shaw 
informed Jack Lousma that we plan to do some troubleshooting of 
the communications problems during the next pass over the United 
States about an hour from now. He'll give Lousma some switch 
settings over the next station pass at Botswana and then ENCO 
will be able to do some commanding to check out the 
communications systems over the states. At 4 days 1 hour 10 
minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 3 minutes, 

over . ' 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we're just coming up to the last plane of the 
wake search here. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy that, .175. That's great that you got 

through all of that, Gordo, and you can just let it sit there at 
175 until it's ready to start the next section. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, that sounds like a good idea to me. 

S?! C 9 M ,. ■ And Gordo, just to pass along the comment from the 

PDP folks back in the POC that they're extremely pleased with PDP 

work this morning and you're doing a great job for them, they 
appreciate it. * 

SPACECRAFT Okay, glad to be of service. It all pays the same. 
Brewster. ' 

CAPCOM Yes sir. And Jack, are you would you have access 

to panel Al now, or do you want to wait for that? 

SPACECRAFT to Al. 

CAPCOM Okay, great, we will configure all six or verify 

all six S-band PM switches and then one switchdown on the NSP. 
I'll just read them top to bottom and let you do them, you can 
read them back if that's alright? 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM Okay, S-band PM antenna switch electrics verify 

that's in 1, then preamp to 1, power amplifier standby to 1, 
power amplifier operate to 1, mode stayed in high and transponder 
to 2, over. * 

SPACECRAFT That's all done just the way you said it. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's great. We're 25 seconds to LOS. 

We'll see you next at Yarragadee in 13 minutes, thank you a lot. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Botswana has loss of 

signal. Yarragadee is next. Yarragadee is UHF only station. 
Columbia will be within range there in 12 and 1/2 minutes. 
During this pass Gordon Fullerton was on the last part cf the 
wake search with the PDP and we reported to him that the pay loads 
operations control center personnel is pleased with the way that 
experiment is going today and the work that Fu».\erton is doing 
with it. And Jack Lousma has the switches set for the 
commmunications tests that will be conducted over the United 
States in about 46-47 minutes. At 4 days 1 hour 25 minutes 
mission elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. This is 
SHuttle Control at 4 days 1 hour 36 minutes mission elapsed 
time. Columbia moving within range at Yarragadee. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 6 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT We got you. 

CAPCOM We read you five by as well and the only thing we 

have for you on this pass is an answer to your question about the 
16 millimeter magazine. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead . 

CAPCOM Okay, the magazine's numbers 1 through 8 are 

exterior film. The blue decal is correct as you had expressed. 
That blue means exterior and with 



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'AO expressed. That blue means exterior and with an 

ASA of 64 and the decal that says interior on those is 
improper. Magazines 32 through 45, the red decaledd ones, are 
interior decals and they have an ASA of 400, so you're color 
coding is correct. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the colors are right, the words are wrong. 
That's good news because that's the way we've been using them. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you sir. 

CAPCOM You bet. 

SPACECRAFT The Italian I'll take. That'll be good. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we didn't copy that. 

SPACECRAFT I'm sorry Brewster I hit the wrong button here. 

CAPCOM Okay. , 

SPACECRAFT Just putting my lunch order in with the chef 
downstair 8. 

CAPCOM Sounds like a good idea. 

SPACECRAFT We really got a short order restaurant here, 

Brewster, we just got so much chow and so much flexibility. 
There's so much we haven't eaten we're just having a ball now. 

CAPCOM Well that's great, Jack, and we're fully confident 

that you'll take care of it all. 

SPACECRAFT Gordo's the one thats putting the chow away. I 
don't eat too much myself but I like to keep him happy because 
he's doing a lot of work. 

CAPCOM Well, the performance so far has been absolutely 

great, so whatever you're doing you're doing it right. 

SPACECRAFT Well, I'll just keep his diet up. It must be 
something in the water. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, do have an update of the ascending 

note times that you can use with the roll facing cue card. You 
would need to add 3 minutes 45 seconds to the CAP ascending note 
times in order to make them correct and if you don't have a 
^hance to write that down we'll be glad to remind you later. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, add 3 45 to the book ascending notes. 



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wAPCOM That' a affirm, Gordo. Columbia Houston, we're 45 

seconds LOS. Orroral Valley is next, it's a very low elevation 
we may not get you there and then would be Hawaii following that 
in 18 minutes and at Hawaii we may have a couple of switch 
throwings to help us again with the troubleshooting of the COMM, 
other than that, we see you coming up on the joint VCAP PDP beam 
search and that'll probably keep both of you busy for the next 
hour and 1/2 or so and we wish you luck with that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster, see you later. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of range at 

Yarragadee. Very short pass at Orroral on this orbit. Less than 
30 seconds about 27 second pass, I'm not sure we'll have any COMM 
during that pass. Acquisition there at 1 minute 15 seconds from 
now we continue to standby in case there is any conversation. 
The next station that we're likely to have comm is Hawaii in 17 
minutes. This is Shuttle Control. Orroral has loss of signal. 
Will next talk to the crew of Columbia at Hawaii in 15 and 1/2 
minutes. Columbia's commander Jack Lousma is preparing starting 
meal preparations. Still a couple hours away from lunch for the 
crew but takes time to warm the food up and get it ready. He's 
doing those preparations now. And Gordon Fullerton is busy with 
a joint vehicle charging and potential and plasma diagnostic 
package beam search. At 4 days 1 hour 47 minutes mission elapsed 
-ime this is Shuttle Control Houston. 



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ST8-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t224j GMT 85 i 17 i 47 PAGE 1 

.0 This is Shuttle Control at 4 days 2 hours 1 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. Standing by for acquisition at Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Hawaii for 7 minutes. 
Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're in second half of this first beam 
search. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. At a convenient time inbetween 
your runs, you have a couple of switches to troubleshoot the 

small N2 leak and to continue troubleshooting the s band. 

SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead with the S band. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack if you're at the back on panel Al, we 

need network signal processor power to 1. 

SPACECRAFT I didn't catch that, where is that located. 

CAPCOM On panel AIL NSP power to 1 over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you cut out, NSP what? 

CAPCOM NSP power verify set to number 1. 

SPACECRAFT NSP power verified number 1. 

CAPCOM Jack that's all on the S band troubleshooting for 

now. The N2 system we have a couple of switches on panel L2 up 
at the front over. 

SPACECRAFT I'm there go ahead. 

CAPCOM Roger on panel L2, N2 system 1 and 2 reginlets 

close. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you want to close the reginlets on both N2 
systems 1 and 2. 

CAPCOM That's affirm and we'll be seeing if that leak is 

in the manifold. Just leave it as is for ... 

SPACECRAFT How do you like that. Take a look at that. 

CAPCOM Configuration looks good Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay something about the DACs I'm not getting any 
* d of film light so it's pretty hard to tell when they're not 
working. 



8TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t224j GMT 85* 17 » 47 PAGE 2 
PCOM Copy. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Steve Nagel is CAPCOM 

during this pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston continuing the s band 

troubleshooting we would like a panel then command. This should 
do nothing to our COMM here, however, over the states INCOs going 
to be commanding from the ground and we may have some data 
dropouts over. 



SPACECRAFT Okay you want a panel command right now. 

CAPCOM That's affirm. Right now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay you got it. 

CAPCOM Thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS. Next is the states 
in 3 minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay we find that it's about every run we have to 
reset this PDP high voltage. We're doing it though as you said 
on the message. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of range at 

Hawaii moving toward the coast of California. Buckhorn station 
should have Columbia in a minute 45 seconds. Gordon Fuller ton 
now conducting the second half of this joint beam search. 
Mission Elapsed Time is 4 days 2 hours 10 minutes. We'll standby 
for acquisition through Buckhorn. 

PAO \ Shuttle Control ECOM will be conducting 

communications checks and some checkouts of communications 
systems "from the ground, we may have some data dropouts, some 
communications dropouts and we may go to UHF voice during some of 
these passes. 

CAPCOM \ Columbia, Houston. Got you through the states for 

about 20 minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Steve. 

SPACECRAFT HigY voltage fell off again. I'm recycling. 
CAPCOM CopyX 

XCECRAFT Just coming across the coast Steve. Pretty cloudy 
out here. \ 3 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t224j GMT 85i17i47 PAGE 3 
' PCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM We have every assurance it will be good on Monday. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t 225 j GMT84il8tl5 PAGE 1 

...at 4 days 1 hour 47 minutes Mission Elapsed 
T. this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 



SPACECRAFT 
right now. 



CAPCOM 



We have every assurance it will be good on Monday. 
It will be good on Monday. 

No problem Steve, it's an all weather Air Force. 
That's ri^ht. 
I see Edwards right by the elbow joint of the arm 



Oh that's great. We've got a couple of more 
switches for S band troubleshooting on C3 if one of you is free 
we need S band PM controlled to panel. 

Okay you're in panel. 

Okay Jack. Back on panel Al S band EM transponder 

S band EM transponder is in 1. 

Okay that's all for now. Thank you. 

Columbia, Houston. A last step here. We're on 
The s band EM control back to command please. 

Okay you're back in command Steve. 

Thank you. 

Yes Sir. 

Just had another high voltage trip off. 
Copy. 

Columbia, Houston. We may lose you here for about 



SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 
to 1. Over. 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

CAPCOM 

panel C3 again 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

CAPCOM 
a minute. 



SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 10 minutes left in this pass. 

At your convenience we need the Y star tracker shutter cycled. 
Over . 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

S 2ECRAFT Just crossing the Mississippi Steve. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t225j GMT 84 t 18 » 15 PAGE 2 
C'-COM Roger. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. We're back in the pretest 

communications configuration aboard Columbia. INCO has not Set 
reported on the results of his test. We will give that tS yS! as 
iS°ShU pasl" Uble> StU1 an ° ther 7 minut « 8 45 sJconds^f? 

SPACECRAFT And I see Steve that we're flying Erectly over 
^f^f 00 ^* ! ir s ^tion at Cherry Point, North caroling the 
home of a number of famous Marine aviators. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, both of them live there. 
SPACECRAFT I won't even dignify that with a reply. 

fJ2„Ki k fc i Thi ! is . shuttle Control. The initial 
troubleshooting of the communications problem was not 

JvoSf™ 3 ^ 1 ; "fw" 1 ! 1 continue to tes * and troubleshoot that 

ors?gnfl Ur wS?ir s tfnd y by. Sti11 2 " lBttt " t0 '° h ^ Bermuda loss 

=g up l-nS^^ - - *ou 

SPACECRAFT We can't keep anything from you guys, can we? 

* A0 J This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of ranae at' 

lilt in' A S?nnLf d an overla PPin9 coverage at Ascension is 

2?ff •?< minutes. INCO was unsuccessful in his troubleshooting 

till a f?v s:; r ^ hiB unit ? d s ^ ates pass an attem p fc to <=ome up 9 

and\ a JiLfhLJ? e co »«unic«tion8 system. He'll continue testing 
and troubleshooting. We're now back in the configuration that 

STL^^T^ 0 the ^ 8t : At 4 da * s 2 hours 3 2 Minuses 
Mission Elapsed Time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t225j GMT 84:18:15 PAGE 1 

P'"* ...at 4 days 1 hour 47 minutes Mission Elapsed 

T-...e, this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 



SPACECRAFT 
right now. 



We have every assurance it will be good on Monday. 
It will be good on Monday. 

No problem Steve, it's an all weather Air Force. 
That's right. 
I see Edwards right by the elbow joint of the arm 



CAPCOM Oh that's great. We've got a couple of more 

switcher for S band troubleshooting on C3 if one of you is free 
we need s band PM controlled to panel. 

Okay you're in panel. 

Okay Jack. Back on panel Al S band EM transponder 



S band EM transponder is in 1. 
Okay that's all for now. Thank you. 
Columbia, Houston. A last step here. We're 



SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 
to 1. Over. 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

i 

CAPCOM 

panel C3 again. The S band EM control back"to"command""piease. 
SPACECRAFT Okay you're back in command Steve. 
CAPCOM Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Yes Sir. 

SPACECRAFT Just had another high voltage trip off. 
CAPCOM Copy. 

Columbia, Houston. We may lose you here for about 



CAPCOM 
a minute 



SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 10 minutes left in this pass. 

At your convenience we need the Y star tracker shutter cycled. 
Over. 1 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

S CECRAFT Just crossing the Mississippi Steve. 



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C* "OM Roger. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. We're back in the pretest 

communi cat ions configuration aboard Columbia. INCO has not vet 
reported on the results of his test. We will give that to you as 
soon as it's available. Still another 7 minutes 45 seconds left 
in this pass. 

SPACECRAFT And I see Steve that we're flying directly over 
Marine Corp. air station at Cherry Point, North Carolina, the 
home of a number of famous Marine aviators. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, both of them live there. 

SPACECRAFT I won't even dignify that with a reply. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. The initial 

troubleshooting of the communications problem was not 
successful. We will continue to test and troubleshoot that 

S£ 8 il2nf? r i2?i? h % da J: StU1 2 minutes to 9° before Bermuda loss 
of signal we'll standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. 30 seconds LOS we see you 

wp-ming up lunch and next is DAKAR at 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT We can't keep anything from you guys, can we? 

£ A0 . This is * \ttle Control. Columbia out of range at 

Bermuda. DAKAR and with an overlapping coverage at Ascension is 
next in 4 minutes. INCO was unsuccessful in his troubleshooting 
activities over this United States pass an attempt to come up 9 
»nS \!^:if u Jf e commu nications system. He'll continue testing 
!?? t^ ub ^shooting. we're now back in the configuration that 

m?-«?™ Pri 2 r J° the 5? St - At 4 davs 2 hours 32 minutes 
Mission Elapsed Time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

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CAPCOM And Poc appreciates that information, Jack, thanks. 

Columbia, Houston, Jack if you do have a free moment here before 
this LOS we got a procedure that you could work at your 
convenience during any meal period to look for the gas bubbles in 
the water and try to determine the source of those. 

SPACECRAFT Stand by. Actually Steve, we don't have too many 
bubbles in the water now, most of the air got out of the system I 
guess. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, let's just delay that for now. 

Columbia, Houston, we're 30 seconds to LOS, next is Botswana in 4 

minutes and we sent up a teleprinter message on this pass, you 
might look for it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Ascension Island has loss 

of signal with Columbia. Next acquisition through Botswana in 4 
minutes. At 4 days 2 hours 47 minutes mission elapsed time, this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 4 days 2 hours 50 

minutes mission elapsed time. Shuttle coming up on acquisition 
through Botswana on orbit number 67. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 6 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Through Botswana and we're reading your message. 

CAPCOM Okay, we thought it might of been garbled in 

transmission, I guess it came up alright. 

SPACECRAFT Yep, You there Steve? 

CAPCOM We're still with you Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, what are those items that Bill Thorton 
build for separating the bubbles out of water? You know that 
messy little valve that he made, where are they stowed? 

CAPCOM It should be stowed in MF43K Jack, for the air 

separator . 

SPACECRAFT Yes, where did you say? I didn't get the whole 
number . 

CAPCOM That's Mike Foxtrot 43 Kilo. 



SPACECRAFT IFM tools, okay. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t226j GMT 85:18:42: PAGE 2 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston, we're 30 seconds to \,OS 

now. Next is Yarragadee in 13 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control, Botswana has loss of 

signal. Columbia now heading out over the Indian Ocean toward 
Australia where the Yarragadee station will pick it up in 12 and 
1/2 minutes. At 4 d-ys 2 hours 58 minutes mission elapsed time, 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 7 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you friend at Yarragadee. 
Steve, I think we're going to do some more of this joint 
operations after lunch, you got any times yet? 

CAPCOM We'll work on it Jack, I'll get back to you with 

those . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and am I correct in thinking that today is 
the end of all the arm operations? Are we going to have some 
tomorrow? 

CAPCOM We believe your right Jack, and we'll double check 



Not that we're in a hurry, it's fun to do. 



SPACECRAFT . _ _ _.. _ Jf 

just trying to allocate my film properly. 

CAPCOM we understand, while your waiting around you might 

be interested to know the good people in Friendswood are putting 
up one America flag for each day of your mission, in Stevenson 
Park, you stay up too long and they're going to run out of room 
in the park for flags. 

SPACECRAFT Well I'll take this opportunity to say hello to all 
my good friends and neighbors there in Friendswood, I appreciate 
their thought and I know that they're giving my family a lot of 
support and a lot of encouragement to all of us and just want to 
thank them for their prayers and for the good wishes cause 
they're flying with me and I know their working. And just, my 
best regards to everybody in Friendswood and look forward to 
getting home. 

CAPCOM Okay, thanks a lot. 



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CAPCOM Okay, thanks a lot. 



SPACECRAFT Steve, all during this last sequence according to 
our magnet indicator here, the magnetic field was lying almost 
along the X axis, just back toward the tail but just a little bit 
maybe 10 degrees above being straight back along minus X. 

CAPCOM Copy that, 10 degrees above the X axis. 

SPACECRAFT Still there, Steve? 

CAPCOM We're with you with 3 minutes to go, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, one thing I have noticed here is every now 
and then when I'm recording on the VTR I see no video light and 
yesterday or the day before I noticed it and checked it and I am 
right now. I noticed it flashes red occasionally and no video 
light at the end of this operation and it had gone back out 
again. I rewound some tape and am playing it back to myself and 
looks like it's getting a good picture so evidentally I'm getting 
a false light there occasionally and I don't know why, but 
hopefully that's all it is. 

CAPCOM Okay, thanks for that input and the answer on your 

FPEG start times is we'd like to get those to you probably over 
the states and that will be in plenty of times to start those 
afternoon runs. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. 



CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, were you able to see the FPEG 

beam during the night passes? 

SPACECRAFT No, because to monitor the arm adequately we cot to 
have the lights on out there and also, of course, to get any VTR, 
so that wipes out any chance to see it. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Tell you something that's interesting though. When 
the lights aren't on back there and the vernier jets are firing, 
if they go out to the side you can see the plume but if they 
don't if they fire down all you can see is kind of an orange glow 
that I can see right now that just sort of lights up around the 
OMS pod and around the rudder and just glows there while those 
jets are firing and it's very, very spectacular. 

CAPCOM That sounds pretty, we're 30 seconds LOS and next 

will be Hawaii in about 19 minutes, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how long before you're going to be done with 
the PRCS soak back test so I can go to low sample? 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t228j GMT 85:19:12 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Wait one. And Jack, that's coming up in a MET of 3 

hours and 30 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT I'll do it on time. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. Loss of signal at 

Yarragadee, Australia. Up coming in 18 minutes will be Hawaii at 
which time we we'll return. This is Mission Control at day 4 3 
hours 18 minutes 35 seconds into the flight of STS-3. Mission 
Control Houston. 10 minutes, 10 seconds away from acquistion 
through the station at Hawaii. Beginning of revolution 68, orbit 
68, and 5 minutes of tracking here at Hawaii. A brief dropout 
and pickup at stateside. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for 5 minutes, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you through Hawaii, we're doing a VTR 
demonstration of the Bill Thcrton water valve. Water gas 
valve. 

CAPCOM Okay, sounds fine and whenever you get ready on 

this pass, or the states I have the next FPEG start times for 
you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll probably wait till the states, 
Brewster, we're also eating at this time. 

CAPCOM Okay, and enjoy you lunch. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 20 seconds LOS. See you 

over the states in 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, over the states for 16 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster, we're down here chewing our lunch 
but go ahead and give me those times for the next FPEG 
sequence. 



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STf 1 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t229j GMT 85:19:46 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT FPEG sequences. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, the first one of the runs for the 

afternoon will be at 4 days 4 hours 40 minutes, it'll be sequence 
8 followed by 9 with no VTR required. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I got it, 4:40 

APCOM Roger, the next one will be at 5 hours even, and 

sequence 9 followed by 8 with no VTR. 

SPACECRAFT Okay right at 5 hours 9, 8 and no. 

CAPCOM And next one will be 5 hours 20 minutes, and on 

this one we would like you to do manual search for the beam and 
we would like you to take VTR. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, at 05:20 manual and yes. 

CAPCOM And the last one will be at 5:45, another manual 

search with no VTR required. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 5:45 manual and no. 

CA. JM That's good read back. 

SPACECRAFT And by the way, the little experiment with Bill 
Thor ton's air water separator worked just fine, we used the bag 
that had the colored, the strawberry color in it, and slung it 
around a few times and all the water went to the drinking end, 
and all the air went to the opposite end so it looks like Bills' 
little invention is one that really works and our hats are off to 



CAPCOM Well that's good news, and we'll pass the word 

along. 

SPACECRAFT Brewster, you're one of my neighbors over there in 
Friendswood, I wish you'd relay to Loren Wood and the Mayor there 
and all of our mutual friends and neighbors how much I really 
appreciate them thinking about me and my family during this 



CAPCOM I'll be glad to do that Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Brewster does this pass go any where near Houston? 
CAPCOM No, it doesn't it goes quite a bit to the North. 



SP; JCRAFT Okay next time around, mnybe huh? 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t229j GMT 85:19:46 PAGE 2 



CAPCOM It turns out the next rev is a bit to the south, we 

kind of bracket it this time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, what kind of day is it outside? 

CAPCOM I wish I knew, I'm told it's kind of partly cloudy 

a little cool front came through last night and cooled it down 
nicely and it's not too bad a day. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. You can tell Bill thorton also, that 
although we haven't gotten to his treadmill yet cause we haven't 
felt too much like it, and been too busy, that we're planning to 
give it a try. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll do that. And Jack and Gordo, we ran 

into Gratia and Marie both in Building 30 here yesterday, and 
after they witnessed and heard of your big pick up of pace and 
you're feeling better and getting plenty of sleep and rest they 
were all smiles and really enthusiastic about the great job you 
guys are doing and really looking forward to hearing all about it 
from you in person. 

SPACECRAFT Well great, I'm glad to hear that, You need the 
right kind of people standing behind you for that. And I think 
we've got them. 

SPACECRAFT I'll say that. It's lonesome up here but we'll be 
back this Monday and tell them all about it. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll pass that along, and I know they're 

looking forward to it. 

SPACECRAFT Sure is nice to have someone holding the fort down 

when your gone and off doing these kind of things. 

SPACECRAFT Well I have to be home Monday, cause I'm running 
out of clean underwear. 

CAPCOM Well I bet she'd say not to bring home any dirty. 

And Columbia, Houston it seems like everytime we go through a 
sunrise terminator the Y tracker shutter closes so we'd like to 
have you cycle it open for us again, and if you catch it doing 
that next time we get that sunrise terminator you can just go 
ahead and cycle it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're 50 seconds LOS, next pass 

through Ascension in about 13 minutes and Gordo we heard from 
Marie and she copied your comments. 



-TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t229j GMT 85:19:46 PAGE 3 
SPACECRAFT Okay thanks a lot. 
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y STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t230j GMT 85:19:59 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 50 seconds LOS. Next pass 

through Ascension in about 13 minutes and, Gordo, we heard from 
Marie and she copied your comments. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thanks a lot. If I've got the day right 
here, I believe Andy has his Little League tryouts tomorrow and 
if you could wish him good luck on those. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll be sure to pass thaL along. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. Loss of signal 

through Bermuda. 11 minutes away from reacquisition through 
Ascension Island. During the stateside pass there the crew of 
Columbia reported that the water separator bags worked just fine 
and gave credit to astronaut physician Dr. Bill Thornton for this 
innovation. They're also planning to use Bill Thornton's 
treadmill later on for exercise. Thornton developed this 
treadmill using a teflon sheet for use in Skylab and it's been 
upgraded and updated for the mid deck of Orbiter. 10 minutes 
away from reacquisition through Ascension Island at day 4, 4 
hours 5 minutes 10 seconds Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Ascension for 3 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Hey, Brewster, howdy do. 

CAPCOM Reading you five by. 

SPACECRAFT Hey, Brewster, just now because it's getting a 
little warm in this cabin, I pinned the cabin temp controller in 
full cool. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT One other thing, since I was a little delinquent in 
taking care of the PGU folks yesterday I'll make up for it today 
by reading the temperatures that we just took, Okay? 

CAPCOM We're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Gordo took these, I shouldn't say I did but 
I'll read them to you. It was done at 4 days 4 hours. About 17 
minutes ago and all the lights are OK. And chambers temperature 
number 7 starting with that one was 27.2, 27.4, 27.3, 27.6. 28.1. 
28.4. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we got all of those, thank you very 

much. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, now those folks ought to be happy for awhile 
and they can go out and hoe in their garden a little bit. I know 



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you know what that means being a farm boy. 

CAPCOM You bet and Jack, could you confirm that air to air 

is in TR, we're not seeing any UHF down. 

SPACECRAFT Ah, Gordo says it is, I'm down here working 
electrophoresis. He says it is though. We're upstairs, 
Brewster, an we're both air to air TR, how about me? Am I coming 
down? 

CAPCOM Gordo, could you give us a short count again, 

please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. PLT 123454321, go ahead. 

CAPCOM We don't seem to be receiving you on UHF, Jack, 

could you give us a short count. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, Jack will give you a short count. 12 3 4 
5 4 3 2 1 short count out, how do you read? 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we're reading you on UHF. 

PACECRAFT And is the OPS recording running now or have you 
shut that down? 

CAPCOM The recorder is running. We're in playback right 

now. We're still not recording any voice. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And in cranking up this electrophoresis. I 
noticed that the in the initial phase here during the 10 minute 
thaw period the column temperature's a lot lower than I thought 
for the other samples I did. Before it was right around 10 11 
degrees and now it's a minus 7 degrees, I guess, which is good, 
but just log it because it's different. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. We're going LOS and we'll see 

you at Botswana in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir. 

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SPACECRAFT The column temperature's a lot lower than I thought 
for the other samples I did, before it was right around 10, 11 
degrees and now it's -7 degrees, I guess which is good but just 
log it because it's different. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. We're goinq LOS and we'll see 

you at Botswana in 8 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT v es b ■ . . 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 2 and 1/2 

minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you at Botswana. 
CAPCOM Roger, your 5 by Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster, I've started the electrophoresis 
experiment sample 5 and I noticed the column temperature is -5 to 
6 degrees and it's been right around there every since we 
started, my guess is there's something wrong with the sensor, but 
I will go through the back up procedure if the people want me to. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, we'll check into that and in the mean 

time could we get a radio check from Gordo? 

SPACECRAFT I'm still here, I haven't got anywhere, 
1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1 go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's fine Gordo. We're reading you on UHF 

this time, the last pass we weren't reading you. 

SPACECRAFT I didn't make any changes. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's fine, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT the column temp before we went into the freeze 

cycle was reading almost what it is right now. And right now 
we're supposed to check it to be between 12 and 15 however it's 
down around -5 or -6. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, we're looking into it. Jack, the 

payload folks would like you to check the tango echo on the EVT 
and give us that. 

SPACECRAFT That is +11, plus one one. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy, plus one one. And we're 15 seconds 

LOS we'll see you next through Yarragadee in 16 minutes. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, the question is, do they want me to stop and 
do the emergency procedure or let it run? 

CAPCOM Stand by one. Continue to run Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I'll let it run. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. Should be 

acquiring now through Yarragadee, Australia final pass of the 
afternoon, for a total of about 4 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 4 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you at Yarragade, I've noticed using 
our little magnet that the magnetic field doesn't seem to be 
pointing as close to the -Z axis as it ought to for the last few 
passes and I'm kind of wondering if we got the right roll angle 
in. I looked at my chart, and it looks like we're a little bit 
off, I'd like you to confirm that and if we need to tweak it why, 
let me know. 

CAPCOM Okay, stand by. 

SPACECRAFT And at 4:47, I'll give you a mark on that roll 
angle. Okay, right now roll angle is 169, 168 mark. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copied that. 

SPACECRAFT It's looking better now, looks like the main area 
field's about 45 degrees I guess between the -X and -z. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, but I would like you to take a close look at 
this so that we can make sure we do this last set right. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're working on it. And Jack, we'd like to 

have you make a change in the DAP for us. 

SPACECRAFT Alright. 

CAPCOM Okay, it'll be for the A4 DAP, rotation discrete 

rate vernier, we'd like you to change it from .134 to. 135, over. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) And do you have the exact time of 
ascending node here in this pass? 

CAPCOM Stand by one. 



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CAPCOM Okay Jack, if s 4 hours 55 minutes 44 seconds, 

ever. ' 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's going to be 4 55 44, is that correct? 
CAPCOM That's affirmative and your roll attitude from what 

rate 8 :}?,' i2?i\ Pret ?? ?° 0d w t0 US ' and that little tweak on the 
rate will help keep it in shape. 

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CAPCOM Okay, Jack it's uh four hours, 55 minutes, 44 

seconds, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, it's going to be 04:55:44, is that correct? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, and your roll attitude from 

what you said look's pretty good to us and that little tweak on 
the rate will help keep in shape. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, welx I was (garble) 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston we're LOS see you next at 

Guam. 



SPACECRAFT Ok, Brewster. 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston, LOS, Yarragadee 

and we're six minutes and a half away from Hawaii. During the 
end of orbit 68, and we'll start 69 now they've gone crossing the 
equator. At 4 days, 4 hours, 51 minutes, Mission Control 
Houston . 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston, 15 minutes til 

acquisition at Guam, 15 seconds that is, instead of minutes, Guam 

eems to have sneaked in between Yarragadee and Hawaii from the 
last pass, and we have about a 7 minute pass over.... 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Guam for 7 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT See we got you in Guam, Brewster, we'll run up and 
start another one of these searches. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, our little magnet (garble) the magnetic field 
is directly to the Z-axis to the spacecraft, Brewster. 

CAPCOM Ok, we copy Z-axis. 

SPACECRAFT So, I guess I was worried for nothing. And, we 
came through the ascending node 8 degrees off, we're at 98, 
instead of 90 on inertial yaw and roll. 

CAPCOM Ok. And Jack, our data now shows you're just 5 

degrees off on roll and that's no problem. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, thank you, well he's.... 

CAPCOM And you're converging. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. And Richard, what was the longitude of that 
last ascending node? 



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CAPCOM Standby one. Columbia, Houston we're 45 seconds 

LOS. Looks like the longitude of the last ascending node was 129 
degrees 53 minutes east. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, so, that's very close to what we got in the 
book. 

CAPCOM That's fffirm. 

SPACECRAFT I was wondering where we'd get some coverage, my 
little slider map shows that they should pass to far north of 
Hawaii. 

CAPCOM That's the way it looks to us Jack, and we're 10 

seconds LOS, we expect to pick you up next at your Buckhorn in 
about 15 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT See you later. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston, we've had loss of 

Ignal a couple of minutes ago, actually through Guam, 11 minutes 
away from the States. The current status of the S-band 
transponder downlink problem has not changed at all, there's no 
output from transponder number one in either the high or low 
mode. And there's no output from transponder number two in the 
low mode. Now, the high part of that transponder is still 
operational and is giving no problems, we'll be back in 11 
minutes for stateside pass at day 4, 5 hours, 9 minutes, Mission 
Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through the States for 15 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, we're cranking up the S-Mags for a manual 
search and we happened to notice that the way we're laying it, 
the magnetic field is rough along the X-axis right now, so it 
might be kind of hard to find the beam. 

CAPCOM Copy that on the X-axis, I do have some notes we 
need to get to you during the stateside pass, but 

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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through the states for 15 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're just cranking up the FPEG for manual 
search. We happened to notice that the way we're laying in it 
the magnetic field is right along the X axis right now, so it 
might be kind of hard to find the beam. 

CAPCOM Copy t*dl on the X axis. ■ I do have some note we 

need to get to you during the stateside pass, but there's 14 
minutes, so we'll do them at your convenience. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let us then finish this run. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Steve, this (garble) magnetic field may be just 
covering the beam right out of end of structure or something. 
We're having trouble finding it at all. Take that back. Now up 
to 28. * 

CAPCOM Okay . 

SPACECRAFT We went out of it very sharply. It dropped from 28 
to 2 and going back into it. 

CAPCOM That must be it. Payload says you guys are doinq 

outstanding. 

SPACECRAFT You got room for 50 spacemen, 50 

CAPCOM Payloads says you're getting that thing right down 

the middle, your 're almost as good as an auto system. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, he got one kilovolt up to 7 4. That's better 
than any auto system goes so far. 

CAPCOM We'll buy that. 

SPACECRAFT Out over the port wing now is where the maximum was 
and I'm going aft till we drop out of it. 

CAPCOM Roger. Just for your information, auto was getting 

the low 40 's and 50' s and you're up around 72 to 74, so your 
score's a little better there. Columbia Houston, you didn't hear 
me before the auto system was getting scores in the 40 's and 50 1 s 
and you're right up there in the 70' s so you doing pretty good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We kind of lost it, now we're feeling around 
again. Looks like it ought to be up toward the tail there. 
We're going to make a side to side sweep and see if we can catch 
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CAPCOM Roger, 5 minutes left in this pass, so there are a 

couple of notes I do need to get to you. This is our last chance 
before the activity. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve, go ahead please. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, when you berth a PDP which is coming up 

at 6 hours and 20 minutes, the request is that you cradle the RMS 
in the backup mode. If you cannot accomplish ciiat before 7 hours 
and 10 minutes, request you go back to the primary power and 
complete the cradle in the single mode only if you need to do 
that to get it done by 7:10, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, do a backup cradle if we can get it done by 7 
10, right? 

CAPCOM That's a good read back. Secondly, we sent you up 

a message 40 alpha which changed we changed the message from end 
effector mode to orbiter unloaded mode because of the end 
effector camera being out, but we forgot to change THC from out 
to THC up when you release the PDP, so you might make that change 
to you procedures to THC up when you release the PDP t over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we know that one, okay thank you Steve. Any 
more? 

CAPCOM Couple things, a reminder to review 2 messages, 31 

golf, which is the upcoming RCS burn and message 42, which 

discusses a slight change to your RCS OMS Dress enable item 
numbers. 

SPACECRAFT We'll take another look at them. 25 

CAPCOM Okay, and if you have any questions we'll discuss 

them with you. The we'll update you preliminary set of pads at 

about 6 hours and 50 minutes and the last thing we need you to do 
is cycle the Y star tracker shutter again please. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 14. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're about 1 minute LOS. You 

are go for the PDP berthing, the next will be Botswana in about 
28 minutes. It's a very short pass. If we miss you there we'll 
see you in an hour at Guam, over. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, we'll go for berth and see you later. 
Thank you, Steve. 

CAPCOM Okay. 



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CAPCOM Botswana in about 28 minutes, it' a a very short 

pass, if we miss you there, we'll see in an hour at Guam, over. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, we'll go Cor berth and wo '11 ape ya later, 
thank you Steve. 

CAPCOM Ok . 

PAO This is Mission Control HouiLon 'c Oay 4, 5 hours, 

40 minutes elapsed time, 22 minutes from acquisition through 
Botswana; voice relay station. The crew of Columbia at this time; 
is preparing to reberth the plasma diagnostic package, and to 
stow the remote manipulator system for the evening. To go back 
over again, the current status of the S-band system, the S~band 
downlink situation is unchanged, there is no output in downlink 
from transponder one in either high or low mode. No output from 
transponder number two in the low mode. However, the high is 
still working. Weather outlook for tomorrow at Northrup is 
rather lousy, so the people here in the control center during the 
night will look at all of the options available on dumping data 
at one site and managing the data through recorded on the ground 
kinds of situations. We'll be back in 20 minutes at Botswana, 
Mission Control Houston at 4 hours, 4 days, 5 hours, 41. 

•APCOM Columbia, Houston on a short pass through Botswana 

for one minute, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok Steve, one quick question, Is start time for 
this wake search as printed there as 0603? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Gordo, go on time. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, I'll have to do that, I wasn't we'd updated 
that or not. 

CAPCOM We're 15 seconds LOS, we'll see you next at Guam in 

about a half hour. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, I'm looking at message 31G, but I don't have in 
my hot little hands message 40 at this time, I have a 40 alpha, 
you meant 40 though right? 

CAPCOM Probably was 40 alpha, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, that had to do with PDRS ops checklist updated 
in auto capture release. 

CAPCOM That's affirm. 

PACECRAFT Allright. 



PAO 



This is Mission Control, we have acquisition 



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through Guam. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, through Guam for 3 minutes, 

over, ' 

SPACECRAFT Ok Steve, we're with you, just setting the old PDP 
in that slot there, and I did it again, I got A and c, but not B 

y ? ' 7 g ? ing to fl ° a lifctl e catchup, but that catches the B 
microswitch. 

CAPCOM Copy . 

SPACECRAFT Ok, just simplicity itself, I did a little pitchup 
and (garble) watch it make the B microswitch gray or 3 gray. 

CAPCOM Ok, good show Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Takes about three or four minutes is all. 

CAPCOM You're getting too good at this. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we're at 30 seconds LOS now, 

we'll pick you up at Buckhorn in 18 minutes, over. 

'ACECRAFT 10-4 on the quick trip across the Pacific. 

PA0 Tni s is Mission Control Houston, LOS through 

Guam. The crew has confirmed that the RMS (Remote Manipulator 
system) is being stowed, and as a matter of fact, here in the 
control center they got confirmation that the latches on the hold 
down fixtures had been cycled, we're 16 minutes away from the 
final stateside pass of the evening, one small slice out of 
Buckhorn as the ground track on orbit 70 goes offshore of the 
west coast of U.S. and Mexico. Back at that time, this is 
Mission Control Houston. 

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PA0 . 9©es offshore of the west coast of the U.S. and 

Mexico. Back at that time this is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 J . . This is Mission Control, 40 seconds away from 
acquisition of signal through Buckhorn and Goldstone on the west 
coast. The rather long LOS after Goldscone until Botswana voice 
relay station which is 41 minutes from now. should have 
acquisition momentarUy through Buckhorn. Standing by at 6 hours 
44 minutes into Day 1. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Buckhorn for 6 minutes 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there Buckhorn we're in the backup cradle 
business. 

CAPCOM Okay, sounds good, when you have time we need spec 

60 on ta n SM machine to change some TMBUs on the update. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, try CRT 2 there, Steve. 

CAPCOM Thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston CRT 2 is yours with a reminder to 

resume Specs 60 and when you have time maybe towards the end of 
the pass I got a couple of switches up front. 

SPACECRAFT I'll figure that right now. 

over° M ° kay ' JaCk ° n panel L2 N2 svstem 2 reg inlet open, 

SPACECRAFT Okay, N2 system 2 reg inlet is open. 

CAPCOM Roger, and when we had both system 1 and 2 reg 

inlets closed, leaks stopped so we're continuing to try to find 
which leg that leak is in Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, cot any others? 

CAPCOM Yes sir, just a reminder on the interconnect 

switching the OMS RCS interconnect from right to left, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, interconnect from right to left. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston Jack are you familiar with 

that message that modifies the OMS press enable item numbers when 
you're switching that interconnect? 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, we have it written down. 

CAPCOM Okay, mighty fine. 



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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're about 10 seconds LOS right 

now, next will be Botswana in about 30 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm getting close on the cradling here but 
it'll take a little tweeking and we'll see you at Botswana. 

CAPCOM Okay, my mistake Gordo. Got you Cor 2 more minutes 

here . 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Okay, interconnect is complete. You want to 
take a look at it? 

CAPCOM Will do. Configuration looks good, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're 30 seconds to the real LOS 

now, see you at Botswana in about 35 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got the forward MP in there nice but I 
raised it back up so Jack could take a movie of it, so we're 
gonna repeat it. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston. Loss of signal 

through Buckhorn and Goldstone we're 34 minutes away from next 
acquisition through Botswana voice relay station in South 
Africa. Gordo Fullerton is presently cradling the RMS remote 
manipulator system but he mentioned just before LOS that he was 
raising it back up again so that Jack Lousma could get some 
motion picture footage of the action of cradling the RMS. The 
OMS to RCS propellant interconnect has been completed. All of 
the proper valves have been activated to feed propellant from the 
OMS in the aft RCS and OMS pods for the upcoming burn the OMS 
thrusters. Next station 33 minutes again is Botswana Mission 
Control at Day 4 7 hours 2 minutes. 



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f'S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t236j GMT 85:23:02 PAGE 1 

'AO ...for the upcoming burn, the OMS thrusters. The 

next station in 33 minutes, again, is Botswana. Mission Control 
at day 4, 7 hours, and 2 minutes. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. Seven hours, 9 

minutes into the 4th day of STS-3. JSC Deputy Director of Flight 
Operations, Eugene F. Krantz, will lay out all of the current 
transponder situation and the options facing the flight 
controllers here in Mission Control for continued flight of STS-3 
in about 10 minutes in Room 135, Building 2, JSC. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. JSC Deputy 

Director of Flight Operations, Gene Krantz, is in route to 
Building 2, Room 135 to lay out all of the current situation with 
the S-band communications onboard Columbia and the options that 
fact the flight controllers over the next several days, the 
remainder of STS-3. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Botswana for 5 minutes. I 

have your on-orbit RCS burn pad. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster, we'll be ready in about 5 seconds. 

CAPCOM Okay. Let me know when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT I was right in the middle of a Holleywood 
production here. 

CAPCOM Well, we hate to interrupt you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garble) is looking at an on-orbit RCS burn 
cue card. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. That sounds like the right one. I'll 

start at the upper left hand corner interconnect is left OMS, RCS 
select 4 should have an asterisk, TV roll 180, 218850, 00408, 40 
3 balls plus 4 balls .2. All balls minus, 3 balls .5. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I copy, interconnect left OMS RCS. Select 
item 4. Y to 0218850, 00408, 40 3 balls plus 4 balls .2. All 
balls minus, 3 balls .5. 

SPACECRAFT That's a good read back and now for the burn 
data. Burn attitude, 328115339, 4 balls .5, 3 balls 2, plus 4 
balls .49. Y is all balls then plus 3 balls .10, HA 134 and plus 
126. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I copy 328115339, 4 balls .5, 3 'balls 2, 
plus 4 balls .49. All balls plus 3 balls .10, 134 by a plus 126. 

} 

CAPCOM Roger that. With a comment to trim to 0.2 feet per 

second all axes. Over. 



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jPACECRAPT Rlg Okay. That'll be trim x, y, and z to less than .2 

CAPCOM That's affirm Jack. Another reminder, remain in 

the burn attitude post burn and we will pass you the next 
attitude a little bit after the burn. Your initiate maneuver to 
go to the burn attitude is as sent up on a teleprinter at 8:15 
and you have the rest of the information. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I understand. Thank you Brewster . 
CAPCOM You bet. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. A note also, they'll be no 

recorders required for this maneuver. 

SPACECRAFT They'll be no recorders. 

CAPCOM And we're 30 seconds LOS . We'll see you in next in 

IOS for a very short pass in about 7 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

-APCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for about a 
. ~nute. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) the beautiful Space Shuttle. 

CAPCOM Okay. We're reading you (garble). 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Columbia, there's a kind of an echo and we couldn't 
read you. 

^rM«? F ? f u f was just giving my regards to the base commander, 

(garble) if he's still there. I'm not sure, maybe his tour is up 

yet though. c 

CAPCOM Oh, okay. We copy now and we'll be going LOS 

shortly. We'll see you next at Hawaii in about 30 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM Have a nice trip. 

PA0 . , , This is Mission Control Houston. We have 

acquisition at Hawaii on REV 71. 



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PAO This is mission control, Houston. We have 

acquisition at Hawaii on rev 71. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for 5 minutes, 

over . 

SPACECRAFT (garble) with you through Hawaii. We're on a 
maneuver almost at the 1 attitude, we'd like you to check our 
load in our solution Please. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll look, at it. And Jack, I have a post 

burn attitude for you, if you're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, the post burn attitude is roll 28.3, pitch 

137.4, yaw 320.4, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's roll 28.3, pitch 137.4, and yaw 320.4, 
(garble) and 921 is that affirm? 

CAPCOM Okay, that's affirm, 921 is the time to begin the 

maneuver to that attitude I just gave you, and verify the roll 
was 28,3? 

SPACECRAFT That's affirm, 28.3. 

CAPCOM Okay, fine. And once you do maneuver to this post 

burn attitude at 921 we'd like you to stay in that attitude until 
the maneuver to IMU attitude comes at 10:05, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I understand you don't want us to set up 2 
time roll burn, you just want to wait till IMU attitude time? 

CAPCOM That affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT I understand. 

CAPCOM And Jack, your maneuver and targets look good to 

us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. You still there? 
CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT One thing I failed to mention last night on the 
fire and smoke detector suppression test, when I c,onJucted that, 
I took your suggestion regarding the note at the top of the page 
and so forth. First time we did the test a couple of days ago, 
the left flight deck light was late and the aft bay 3, light did 
not work. Last night when I did it the aft bay 3 did not work, 
and nor did the left flight deck light work. I sackeled the STS- 



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circuit breaker as the note says and with the same results. 
CAPCOM Okay Jack, copy that, thanks for the information. 

SPACECRAFT Sure. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 20 seconds LOS, we'll see 

you next at Santiago in 21 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Bruster, we'll see you at Santiago. 
CAPCOM Roger . 

PAO This is mission control Houston, loss of signal at 

Hawaii. 20 minutes to Santiago, Chile station to back up some 
what in the communications situation when aboard the Columbia at 
this time. Historical standpoint, the first indication was on 
day 3, 8 hours, 35 minutes, orbit number 55 over Hawaii. The low 
power mode of S-band transponder number 2 apparently had failed, 
or at least was inoperable. And 2 orbits later, orbiter 57, day 
3, 11 hours 45 minutes, while in the midst of troubleshooting, 
the transponder number 2, both high and low modes of transponder 
1 became inoperable. During the just completed pass over Hawaii, 
the crew reported they were in burn attitude for the RCS burn 
with the ignition time of 8 hours, 40 minutes, some 12 minutes 
from now. We should get a burn report at Santiago in 19 
minutes. At day 4, 8 hours, 20 minutes, mission elapsed time, 
mission control, Houston. 

PAO This is mission control Houston, we have 

acquisition of signal through Santiago. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 4 and a half 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Read you loud and clear the 



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. . .Sanitago. 



CAPCOM 

half minutes. 



SPACECRAFT 
and on time. 



SPACECRAFT 
9:21. 



CAPCOM 
you. 



Columbia Houston through Santiago for four and one 
Over . 

We read you loud and clear, the berth is complete 
Good Burn. 

Okay, that's good news, Jack. 

And we'll be sitting at the burn attitude until 
Okay that correct and I have a couple of notes for 



SPACECRAFT Okay go ahead Bruster. 



SPACECRAFT 
then. 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 

SPACECRAFT 

CAPCOM 



Okay the first one is your water dump, you can dump 
That's on the new page 



CAPCOM 

a tank bravo to 10 percent 

Okay bravo to 10 percent 



And that would be at the normal dump time, Roger. 
Okay we got that. 

Okay and I have your nose sun attitude. 

Okay for what time will this be? 

Okay this time, the nose sun attitude will be to 
start the maneuver not earlier than 9:50 and you can start it at 
9:50. 

SPACECRAFT Let me see if we've got this straight, we're going 
to stay in this attitude until 9:50 and then go to the this one 
you're about to give us. Is that right. 

CAPCOM No. You're going to stay in the attitude you're in 

in now, the burn attitude until 9:21 then you are going to 
maneuver to the post burn attitude that we gave you previously. 
Then at 9:50 you're going to go back nose sun, and I'll give you 
that attitude now. And Gordo you can delete any IMU work, the 
IMU's are performing extremely well and we don't need to do 
anything to them. 



SPACECRAFT 



Okay, give us the maneuver for 9:50. 



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CAPCOM Okay at 9:50 then maneuver to nose sun and that's 

roll one zero ninered decimal seven, pitch five decimal seven, 
yaw two decimal five, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, reading back, roll one zero ninered point 
seven, pitch five point seven, and yaw two point five. 

CAPCOM That'p a qood readback Gordo and you can initiate 

two times orb rate rotation at 10:05. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, initate rotation at 10:05. 

CAPCOM Roger and when you do change the discrete rate to 

zero decimal one three four and I belive that's at one three five 
now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll make it point one three four. 

CAPCOM Okay that's good readback and I believe that's all 

we have right now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we got it, 

CAPCOM Great. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston we're 30 seconds to LOS, we'll see 

you next through Botswana in 17 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you there. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. LOS at Santiago. Next 

station is Botswana in 15 minutes. The upcoming IMU alignment 
that had been in the modified flight plan at mission elapsed time 
of 10:05 this date has been canceled because the drifts are so 
slight in the platform. Jack Lousma reported that the RCS burn 
was completed on time. We'll be back in 14 an a half minutes in 
Botswana. Mission Control Houston, day 4, 8 hours 54 minutes. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. We AOS Botswana. 

CAPCOM We're AOS Botswana for 6 minutes over. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there Houston. We're reading you loud and 
clear through Botswana. 

CAPCOM Got you five by. « 

SPACECRAFT We'll we finally got a chace to just sit here and 
Look out the window and that's what we're going to do for a few 
minutes . 



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CAPCOM Hey that sounds like fun. We got a letter to read 

you if you want to hear this as you look out the window. 

SPACECRAFT Well you recommend we that we ought to hear that? 

CAPCOM Well I think so, it says for Gordo and Jack, a 

message from Canada through the CAPCOM. The RMS group 
coordinated by the... 

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, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t239j GMT 86:01:10 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Well, you recommend that we ought to hear that? 

CAPCOM well, I think so, it says for Gordo and Jack a 

message from Canada through the capcom. The RMS group 
coordinated by the National Research Council in Canada, sends a 
big thank you to the crew of STS-3 for all the care shown with 
the Canadarm manipulator. You're skill with the robot arm has 
already made this mission a resounding success, and we're Droud 
of you. ^ 

SPACECRAFT Well that's a nice compliment and we appreciate 
it. But all the koodoo's, the bouquets go to Gordo, so he's 
going to have to accept them. 

SPACECRAFT Really, I was going pick a good time, and now's a 
good one, to compliment the people who built that arm. It 
couldn't have performed more exactly like they said it would, in 
every respect, and every time there was a little doubt about how 
it would operate, it actually turned out to be easier or quicker 
or nicer or smoother. It's a fantastic piece of machinery. 

^?S2 M ^ ? el1 , I,m sure they *PPreciate that compliment, 
Gordo, and good work today. 

SPACECRAFT Hope so, we did a lot of fiarly complex routines 
today. And they wouldn't have been possible without the good 
work of the, number of people I can mention. But several in 
particular that put together the payload OPS, and TDRS 
checklist. Those things, all that hard work really paid off. 
There were a lot of times today when we were rushed, and charging 
through it as fast as we could go. And the clarity and the 
number of changes and revisions that. Let me assure Sally and 
Steve, and the other Steve, and everybody involved, that all 
those changes were worth the effort. 

CAPCOM okay, we'll relay that to them, thank you. We've 

got one more less business related question for you. When vou 
ran EEVT sample number 7, are you sure that that was sample 7, 
and could it have possibly been sample 6? We knew that sample 6 
did have a bad column, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it said to run sample 7 in the checklist, but 
we ran sample 6. We have yet to run 7 and 8. 

CAPCOM Okay, that answers our question, thank you. 

Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS, next is IOS in about 2 and a half 
minutes. » 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, I got through IOS, for 7 and a 

half minutes, over. 



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SPACECRAFT 7 and a half minutes with IOS, okay. It looks like 
sun coming up from behind us, and we're looking back to (garble). 

CAPCOM Roger. And Columbia we see you back in a single G 

2 OPS and you're clear to do the item 48. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you Steve. 

'..Y: COM ColumbM Houston, about 3 minutes left in this 

piss, we are wondering if you ever had a chance to evaluate the 
wrist camera light. 

SPACECRAFT I sure did, Steve. Both yesterday and today and of 
course we couldn't test the lower wrist camera on first light. 
But the light is, looks like it'd be more than adequate. It 
makes a considerable light, and one of the nice things about is 
its not like the other lights, you have to wait for them to warm 
up. So, it'll do the job for working on something, inspection, 
or simply for grappling. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, thank you for that input. Columbia 

Houston, 30 seconds LOS. We'll pick you up next at Hawaii in 30 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you later Steve. 

PAO This is mission control Houston. While in their 

evening meal the crew of Columbia 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t240j GMT 86:01:24 PAGE 1 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you later Steve. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. While in their 

evening meal, the crew of Columbia is doing the tourist bit, 
looking out the window at the Earth. Just going into the night 
side, watching the sunset, sunrise, beg your pardon, coming out 
on the day side on the start of orbit number 72. Currently, 
Columbia is in an orbit measuring 126.1 nautical miles at 
perigee, 135.4 nautili miles at apogee, Velocity is 25,486 feet 
per second. Calcualted weight of the orbiter is 218,822 pounds 
mass. Cabin pressure is 14.7 psi. Temperature is 84.2 
Farenheit, 44% humidity. Next station in 27 minutes will be 
Hawaii as the crew winds down this work day, prepares for the 
sleep period and the orbit presesses westward off the tracking 
station range. We'll return in 27 minutes at day 4, 9 hours, 27 
minutes elapsed time. Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. We're acqusition of 

signal through Hawaii for the next, probably 6 or 7 minutes, as 
soon as the table comes up.,. 7-1/2 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. I got you through Hawaii for 

about 8 minutes. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I hear you Steve. How's everything down 
there in Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Oh, it's real nice. Got a couple of notes for 

you. This will be our last pass with you for the evening. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Number 1, you can go ahead and start the water dump 

right now instead of on time. It's going to take about an hour 
and 15 minutes to dump that water out and this will give you a 
leg up for going to sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Good idea. 

CAPCOM The second item Jack, is that when we reconfigured 

your PCS to System 2 for N-2, the leak reappeared, so there is a 
small N-2 leak overboard out of System 2. We want to reconfigure 
the PCS to be on System 1 and I have the procedure for that if 
your ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. I'm right next to it. 

CAPCOM Okay. It's a reference to the orbit OPS checklist 

to perform the PCS 1 reconfiguration on page 4-5 with a couple of 
additions. 



SPACECRAFT Okay. I'm looking at that checklist. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t240j GMT 86:01:24 PAGE 2 

CAPCOM Okay. Accomplish the PCS 1 reconfiguration as it's 

stated and after you do that, then add the following steps. On 
Panel L-2, N-2, System 2 reg inlet closed, talkback closed. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Then verify N-2, System 2 supply talkback open and 

verify N-2, System 1 supply talkback closed. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. That's to verify N-2, System 2 supply open 
and the System 1 supply closed, is that right? 

CAPCOM That's right and the end result is you're going to 

be feeding N-2, System 2 with N-2 supply. Correction, you're 
going to be feeding N-2, System 1 from supply 2. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garble) we configure to PCS System 1 with 
those modifications? 

CAPCOM You can do that right now, whenever it's convenient 

for you Jack. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

?APCOM And the Columbia, the priority for those events is 

to get the water dump started first. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'm moving up to (garble) right now 
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•5TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t241j GMT 86:01:57 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT Alright 

CAPCOM And Columbia, the priority for those events is to 

get the water dump started first. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm warming up that one now. 

CAPCOM Columbia, 2 minutes left in this pass, we've got a 

couple of other reminders for you if you. have -Ame. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo the first to come out of interconnect, 

k! ^Lr? 2° 2 Sle ! P * And next is that vour Santiago pass will 
be scheduled med conference. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, we're about 50 seconds LOS 

now. Reminder, when you do that interconnect return of the item 
numbers on the OMS quantity guaging. And the next pass with comm 
will be about an hour and half from now at Hawaii. 

S sSnf C ?J PT * ° kav ' r we g° fc fc he dump going now and we understand 
bout the software funny with quantity gauges. 

k»^ 0M a crvstal teams enjoyed working with you, and 

nave a good night now. 

SPACECRAFT it's been our pleasure and we'll see you 
tomorrow. Thanks a lot Steve, so long (garble). 

CAPCOM Okay. 

P ?°„ This is raissi °n control, Houston. Loss of siqnal 

at Hawaii, next station is Santiago in 19 minutes, with a Signai 
medical conference. During the Hawaii pass the crew 
mb J a was 9 lven a go to start the water dump early, have that 
oyer with before the sleep period begins. And that pesky 
n^ r090n J e u k 1S ,! tiU with us ' The crcw was g iv en a checklist 
S5?S 9 .! ft !!?J C 5 all °" them to switch to system 1, which in 

SJ manifold or Plumbing of system 2, Bypass the 

leak. The next station at which we will have air to ground 
communications will be Hawaii in another hour and 26 minutes. 
Day 4, 10 hours, 3 minutes, this is mission contol, Houston. 

a??*- k i ci This is mission control, Houston. The change of 
?S nL Ht* in i 2 4 h off going flight director Hal Droughon, 

n SuTlS?nn mated , t0 be ? in ? >m - CST ' in the briefing room 
n Building 2. Approximately 15 minutes earlier than announced 
oefore. Next station whore we'll have air to ground comm will be 



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awaii in about an hour and 4 minutes. This is mission control, 
Houston. 

PAO Mission control, Houston, 4 days, 10 hours, 32 

minutes, mission elapsed time on the 73 orbit. The crew just 
completed a private medical conference over the Santiago tracking 
station talking with surgeon Dr. Sam Pool, the chief of medical 
sciences division here at the Johnson space Center. And this was 
a very good report according to Dr. Pool. The, both crew members 
reported that they were eating well, and both fueling fine and 
had had a good night's sleep last night. Over all, a very good 
report on the crew health. 4 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes, mission 
elapsed time, this is mission control, Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, Ivory team with you through 

Botswana for about a minute, how do you copy? 

SPACECRAFT Fine, you're loud and clear, we just discovered 
something. We're putting number 7 LiOH with the A and we've 
discovered that B hasn't been changed for a day or 2. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, we copy that. Columbia Houston, we've 

got less than 15 seconds to go. Relative to your comm 
configuration, I'll have a readup for you at Indi, which is about 
a 2 minute pass, so if you could be by the COMM panel at that 
ime, I'll pass it to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, welcome aboard Dave, hello to your team. 

CAPCOM Okay, we're glad to be here Jack. 



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, STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t242j GMT 86:02;45 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston we've got less than 15 seconds to 

go. Relative to your «comp configuration I'll have a readup for 

you at Indi, which is about a two minute pass if you could be by 

the COMM panel at that time I'll pass it to you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay r welcome aboard Dave. Hello to your team. 

CAPCOM Okay we're glad to be here Jack, it will be a short 

visit through. 

SPACECRAFT You guys sure drew, straws for the bad duties don't 
you. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 4 days 10 hours 45 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Just had a very brief pass over 
the outer edge of the Botswana tracking station. We should be 
picking up at Indian Ocean just skirting the edge of the range of 
Indian Ocean station in a few minutes, about 9 minutes. There's 
mostly preparing the configurations onboard and all the systems 
getting button down for the evening. And we're on orbit number 
73. 4 days 10 hours 46 minutes mission elapsed time. This is 
Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston, 4 days 10 hours 54 minutes 

mission elapsed time. Standing by for potential acquisition here 
just on the edge of the Indian Ocean range very low e]evation 
pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, with you at Indi. Now have your 

s-band configuration if your ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're ready. 

CAPCOM Okay on panel Al, s-band PM antenna is switch 
electric to preamplifier to power amplifier, stand by 2, operate 
2, how copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, how long have you done it Dave. 

CAPCOM Roger, check mode,' STDN high, check transponder 1. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the mode STDN in high and the transponder is 



CAPCOM Network signal processor, check data rate transmit 

high, check receive high. 

SPACECRAFT Verified. 

CAPCOM Check uplink data s-band, check coding transmit 

off, check receive off. 



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SPACECRAFT Roger, all verified. 
CAPCOM Power two 

SPACECRAFT Okay (garble) 

CAPCOM Okay sounds good Gordo and that configuration is 

for your sleep time, however, we do not want you to panel command 
in the event of lost comm until we make com wi ' h you at a UHF 
station. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I understand. No panel command. 
CAPCOM Roger 

SPACECRAFT (Garble) the transponder two downlink problem. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. This configuration should help us 

recover in the event of lost com and one other message in the 
next 20 seconds, we'd like taperecorder 1 track select 14 and if 
you have time we'd like the forward light status. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, (garble) on 14 is reading a monitor level of 
with (garble) open. Forward light status is on and we were 
ere for lower light getting a disable, hope we didn't mess up or 
blow a track there. We're about 5 minutes late. 

CAPCOM Okay no problem Gordo, we're coming up on LOS, 

we'll pick you up in Hawaii in 30 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you at Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Rog . 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 4 clays 10 hours 58 minutes 

mission elapsed time. On that last brief pass over the Indian 
Ocean station we were passing up some instructions up to the crew 
on configuration of the com system for the sleep period 
tonight. The crew is due to begin their sleep period in about an 
hour. And we're about 32 minutes away from the next acquisition 
period which will be on, just on the south west edge of the range 
of the Hawaii tracking station. That's another very low 
elevation pass. And then it will be another considerable period 
of time before we come in contact again over the Santiago 
tracking station. And perhaps by that time the crew will already 
be in their sleep period. 4 days 10 hours 58 minutes mission 
elapsed time, this is Mission Control Houston. » 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t243j GMT 86:02:58 PAGE 1 



PAO And we are about 32 minutes away from the next 

acquisition period which will be on, just on the southwest edge 
of the range of the Hawaii tracking station. That's another very 
low elevation pass. And then it will be another considerable 
time before we come in contact over the Santiago tracking 
station, and perhaps by that time the crew will already be in 
their sleep period. 4 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes, mission 
elapsed time, this is mission control, Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you' for about 3 and half 

minutes through Hawaii, over. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there Davie, boy we wouldn't have the time of 
our life in the last hour, this is the first chance we've had to 
relax and look out the window. We've had a great tour. Go 
ahead, what can do for you. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, nothing pressing, we do have some 

information for tomorrow for you, relative to the cap if you get 
a cap out, I'll anadate the first couple of da</s, first couple of 
hours for you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, got it go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, our current plan is to give you 

essentially everything from wake-up through 2200 hours to do as 
you like with. Understand, that you would like to get some 16 mm 
photo time. The only activity that we do require being done, or 
the first 3 activities, the first 3 pilot activities on page 4- 
95. And we would like those activities moved to 2020 on page 4- 
94. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's dual GPC interconnect and thermal soak 
back 2020. 

CAPCOM . Okay, that's correct Jack, and also that 

interconnect will be a left OMS interconnect. The other activity 

SPACECRAFT You said the left OMS and then your going to let us 
out up 2200 to get some other things done. 

CAPCOM That's correct, the time will be yours to do as you 

desire. The other activities that are on page 4-95 are, some 
will be deleted, some will be deferred, and that information will 
be in your cap update keep your hour for your reading over the 
morning meal. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, those look like all the things we can squeeze 
in tomorrow or later. 

CAPCOM Yeah, that's a good call Jack, and I have nothing 

else. I'm hear :o listen if you have anything. 



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SPACECRAFT No, it's been a good day for us, ve got a lot done 
and we really feel good, and we're really enjoying it and it's 
just great to have a little, have the hardest part behind us. 
And we're looking forward to the next 3 days. We're hoping the 
weather holds up, where we're going to land, haven*, heard to 
much about that yet. But, we presume it's going to be good. 

CAPCOM Okay, Crip just passed down to me that it's looking 

good for Monday. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we were looking over the clouds before, it 
looks like we got quite a bit left and we thought maybe you'd 
leave us up here for another week or so. 

CAPCOM That may be in the cap tomorrow morning, you want 

to make sure you read the TPR. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Jack, we've got 30 seconds to go here at Hawaii. 

Santiago is going to be a listen pass for us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, in that case, I think we'll wrap it up in the 
sack, we thank you guys for hanging in there and for making our 
plans for tomorrow and you and Tommy and the rest of the team, 
have a good evening, and thanks a lot. 

CAPCOM Same to you Jack. Sec you in the morning. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir. Just getting back on the horn late 
here. Same for me, see you in the morning. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo. 

PAO Mission control, Houston 4 days 11 hours, 34 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We just had a pass of a couple of 
minutes over the edge of the Hawaii tracking station there. And 
the crew is buttoning things down and as Jack Lousma said are 
preparing to hit the sack. He commented that "this has been a 
good day for us and we really feel good" that goes along with the 
results of that medical conference that the crew had with their 
physician earlier in the orbit, when they reported that they were 
eating well and slept well last and were, had very felt good all 
day today. At 4 days, 11 hours, 34 minutes, mission elapsed 
time, this is mission control, Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 4 days, 11^ hours, b5 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Orbit number 74, or rather orbit 
number 73. We are about to pass within range of the Santiago, 
Chile tracking station, but as the capcom Terry Hart told the 
crew on the last pass that thin would just bo a listening don't 
expect communication this time, because they crew is now into 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCIPT t243j GMT 86:02:58 PAGE 3 
their sleep period, and Colonel Lousma reported 
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S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t244j GMT 86:3:37 PAGE 1 



PAO Mission Control, Houston, 4 day, 11 hours, 55 

minutes mission elapsed time. Orbit number 74, or rather orbit 
number 73. We are about to pass within range of the Santiago, 
Chile tracking station, but as the capcont Terry Hart told the 
crew on the last pass, this would just be a listening opportunity 
for us, in case they had anything to say. But we don't expect 
communication this time, because the crew is now into their sleep 
period and Colonel Lousma reported the last time that we talked 
to him that he and Go. -ion Fullerton were getting ready to retire 
for the evening. We are at that time of the evening where the 
distance between tracking stations is quite a bit of time between 
them. Which matters very little, as far as voice communication 
goes, since the crew is going to sleep at this time. 4 days, 11 
hours, 56 minutes MET, this is mission contol, Houston. 

PAO Mission control, Houston, 4 days, 11 hours, 59 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Plight director Tommy Holloway 
just completed a status check with the systems engineers in the 
room in mission control. And all reported that their systems 
were functioning well. And the vehicle is configured for the 
night. 4 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes, mission elapsed time, this 
is mission control, Houston. 

^0 This is mission control, Houston, at 4 days, 12 

..ours, 34 minutes, mission elapsed time. Some 20 seconds ago we 
passed the point in the flight where we exceeded on STS-3, the 
combined flight time for both first 2 shuttle flights. The point 
was at 4 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes and 3 seconds was the total 
flight time for both the first and second shuttle missions. And 
we have now surpassed that at this point in the flight of STS- 
3. This is mission control, Houston. 

PAO Mission Control, Houston, 4 days, 13 hours, 9 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We are on orbit number 74 at the 
present time and Columbia is out on a long low swing over the 
Pacific Ocean. The crew has been in their sleep period for a 
little over an hour now. And the vehicle has essentially been 
buttoned up for the night. Ground controllers here in mission 
control are reviewing the activities* for tomorrow and preparing 
the teleprinter messages that will go up to the crew early in the 
morning, so that they'll have them when they get up and can be 
reviewing them after they get up in the morning. It was quite a 
full day again today for astronauts Lousma and Fullerton 
operating the remote manipulator arm in the backup mode. 
Checking out in that mode and continuing to gather science 
data. The vehicle remains in the nose to sun attitude for the 
thermal test and that position which is about an 80 hour long 
attitude to determine the effects of the differences in heating 

'le vehicle on one end while the backside of it is exposed to the 
.-oldness of space. At 4 days 13 hours, 10 minutes, mission 
elapsed time, this is mission control, Houston. 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t245j GMT 86:05:45 PAGE 1 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Pour days, 14 hours, 8 

minutes mission elapsed time. Crew has been asleep for some 2 
hours now. In Mission Control, the activity is continuing with 
the possible changes to tomorrow's flight plan, determining what 
additions or changes there may be to those things that are 
already set out in the crew activity plan. Columbia's ground 
track is carrying it over the Middle East at this time, currently 
on orbit number 75 at 4 days, 14 hours, and 9 minutes mission 
elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Four days, 14 hours, 59 

minutes mission elapsed time. Crew has been in their sleep 
period for about 3 hours now, and Columbia is just beginning the 
northward turn of the orbital ground track; will be passing over 
the Santiago tracking station South America in about 3-1/2 
minutes on this 76th orbit of the Earth. Pour days, 15 hours 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Pour days, 15 hours, 7 

minutes mission elapsed time on orbit number 76. Plight 
Director, Tommy Holloway, just completed a status check in 
Mission Control asking each of the systems engineers monitoring 
the Columbia and looking at the data they've been receiving over 
the Santiago station, what their status is, and what their 
opinion is of the condition of their respective systems and all 
gave a go indicating that things are still going well on 
Columbia. Crew is only about 3 hours into their sleep period and 
they're due to get up in about 4 hours and 50 minutes. At 4 
days, 15 hours, 8 minutes mission elapsed time. This is Mission 
Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Pour days, 16 hours, 6 

minutes mission elapsed time. We are on orbit number 76 in the 
flight. Columbia is just north of Australia. The vehicle 
currently is in an orbit that is about 135 nautical miles by 
about 126 nautical miles and the current altitude is about 131.5 
nautical miles. The orbiter is currently located at latitude 4.4 
south, longitude 144.2 east. Flight controllers in Mission 
Control are currently reviewing the suggested revisions to the 
crew activity planned for tomorrow, so that any changes can be 
made in time to send that message up to the crew on the 
teleprinter so that they will be, so they will have it in hand 
when they ate scheduled to review that after their post sleep 
activity. Crew currently has a little less than 4 hours 
remaining in their sleep period. At 4 days, 16 hours, 7 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t246j GMT 86:08:09 PAGE 1 

P ?° ^ , . This is Mlssion Control Houston. 4 days 17 hours 6 
minutes mission elapsed time. Currently on orbit number 77. And 
the Columbia is passing over the northern coast of Africa. 
Current altitude of the orbiter is about 137 nautical miles 
Currently receiving data through the Madrid tracking station. 
Flight director Tommy Holloway has just recently asked for a 
status check in Mission Control for the system engineers who 
report that all of our systems are doing well as the crew 
continues to sleep and they have about two hours left in their 
sleep period at this time. The last minute touches are being 
placed on the teleprinter messages to the crew for the morning 
teleprinter send up there where they will make adjustments to 
their flight plan for the day. And review any anomalies that 
have occurred during the flight. 4 days 17 hours 8 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 4 days 18 hours mission 

elapsed time. Columbia is currently on its 77th orbit of the 
Earth and out over the South Pacific right now. Starting on the 
ascending portion of the orbit, heading up toward South 
America. The crew has just about an hour left in their sleep 
period. Flight controllers in mission control are putting the 
final touches on the teleprinter messages that will be going up 
to the crew shortly to help outline their day activities, when 
the crew gets up in about an hour, we still will not be 
conducting much business with them as they have a 45 minute post 
sleep activitits for arranging things in the morning, washing up 
and getting ready for the day. And then in another 15 minutes 
for reviewing the teleprinter messages before they begin 
breakfast. 4 days 18 hours and 1 minute, mission elapsed time. 
This is Mission Control Houston. 

MRS. LOUSMA (recording) This new day is that God might be 
reflected in our lifes the way he is in his beautiful universe 
that he has made and you're getting a chance to see. I'm 
reminded of the verse that this is the day that the Lord has 
made, let's rejoice and be glad in it. God bless you, we love 
you and have a good day. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston at 4 days 19 hours 8 

minutes mission elapsed time. We are currently on orbit number 
78. And about to reacquire communication with Columbia, the 
first call up of the day over the Yarragadee tracking station in 
Western Australia. Flight controllers in Mission Control are 
preparing to send up the teleprinter messages this morning with 
the changes in the crew's scheduled today and any other 
information and greetings that their passing on to the crew this 
morning. And we may hear a special recording this pass for the 
wakeup call. Press conference for the off going flight control 
.earn and flight director Tommy Holloway, is currently scheduled 
for 6:30 a.m. central time in room 135, building 2. Standing by 
for acquisition of signal through Yarragadee. This is Mission 



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PA0 ...Building 2 standing by for acquisition of signal 

through Yarragadee. This is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Bon journo nave especial esa Columbia (garble) 
Houston. 

SPACECRAFT Buenes Dias Senior. Como esta. 

CAPCOM Muy bien Senior. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) 

CAPCOM Columbia, we have nothing for you this morning 

except some sounds from your family if you're ready to listen. 

SPACECRAFT Oh yeah, we're always ready to listen to that. 

CAPCOM Okay. Sounds good. We've got 4 and 1/2 minutes 

left in this pass. 

TIMOTHY LOUSMA Alright you guys. Wake up. Five more 
minutes. 5 more minutes. You guys are going to be awake. 
Better get up. 

MARY LOUSMA How'd you sleep last night Dad? I sleep with mv 
eyes closed. 1 

GRATIA LOUSMA Can Joseph say Daddy? 

JOSEPH Daddy. 

GRATIA LOUSMA Can Joseph say Mary? 

JOSEPH Mary. 

GRATIA LOUSMA Can Joseph say Ma. Ma? 

JOSEPH Ma Ma. 

GRATIA LOUSMA Can Joseph say Matt? 

JOSEPH Matt. 

GRATIA LOUSMA Can Joseph say one? 

JOSEPH One. 

GRATIA LOUSMA TWO? 

JOSEPH Two. 

GRATIA LOUSMA And what does a cow say? 



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JOSEPH Moo. 

GRATIA LOUSMA What does a dog say? 
JOSEPH Bow wow. 

TIMOTHY LOUSMA Get up, get up. It's a great day for the race. 
This will be a great day in which to excell in. 

GRATIA LOUSMA Good morning honey. I'm sure all of this that 
you've just heard brings you back down to Earth again. We don't 
want you to get too comfortable up there and decide to stay. Mv 
prayer for this new day is that God might be reflected in our 
lives the way he is in this beautiful universe that he's made and 
you re getting a chance to see. I'm reminded of the verse that 
this is the day that the Lord hath made. Let's rejoice and be 
glad in it. God bless you. We love you and have a good day. 

ANDREW FULLERTON Good morning Dad. This is Andy. I hope you 
have a good trip at the Space Shuttle launch. I love you and 

nin?. y ? U * I f an i ft !* ait until 1 get to the launch and landing. 
Don't forget to look out and try to look out and see Texas and 
I'll be waving at you. Good bye. 

. t Tnis is Molly. Good morning. Time to get up and I 

hope to see you at the landing and when you look down, try to see 
me. I love you and I miss you. Bye. 

MARIE FULLERTON Morning Gordo. This is Marie, Mom. (garble) 
We love you. Have a good day Gordon and Jack. 

cSnt^ol center" 6110 Columbia - That wa3 live from Command Mission 

SPACECRAFT Great to hear from that part of the team. We're 
looking forward to seeing all of them and it was a good idea and 
it all came through loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. We've got a little over a minute left 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Well it sounds just like home. Been a kind 
?!. in * ere3tin ? morning to wake up. It was a beautiful, sunny as 

flf!!™ We 2 2 fE . a !! d w e pulled up tne wi ndow shade and looked 
«ni !5l K? b °^ hal f way tnrou 9 h pass, the sun went down 

ana now it's black as night. 

CAPCOM Roger that. 

SPACECRAFT I guess we'll just roll over and go back to b«d. 
CAPCOM you might want to after you read the CAP update. 



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SPACECRAFT Yeah. We'd save that till about noon or so. 
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CAPCOM Twenty seconds to go Columbia and all the TPR 

messages of interest are onboard at this time. We'll pick you up 
at Orroral in about 2. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Davey, I'm reading my morning newspaper 
here. I noticed that it gets longer and longer to read it these 
days. 

PAO Mission Control 

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CAPCOM 20 seconds to go Columbia and all the TPR messages 

have been or are onboard this time. We'll pick you up at Orroral 
in about 2. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Davie, I'm reading the morning newspaper 
here. I noticed that it gets longer and longer to read it these 
days. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. 4 days 19 hours 15 

minutes, mission elated time. We just completed that pass over 
the Yarragadee tracking station and have a short LOS period here 
of about a minute and a half before we reacquire at Orroral 
Valley. That was a taped message from the families to help wake 
the crew up this morning and Gordon Fullerton indicated they must 
be suffering from a little shuttle lag there as he said it was an 
unusal wake up. They took the shades off this morning and saw 
the moon disappear behind the Earth and noticed it was quite dark 
outside so they won't be coming up over the sunrise again for a 
little while just until they get around to this part of the 
Earth. On orbit number 78 at 4 days 19 hours 15 minutes mission 
elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston back with you through Orroral for 

10 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Dave and we see some more paper coming. 

CAPCOM Rog. They were suppose to give me enough time to 

let you know it was coming. It's the weather data that's 
coming. And Columbia Houston at your convienence, you could help 
us on star alignments if you would cycle the shutter doors. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston we're about 30 seconds to LOS here 

at Orroral. Mila is next in 30 minutes. The ivory team will be 
signing off here shortly. We'll plan on picking up again 
tommorrow evening. Correction this evening. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that's great Dave. We thank you for sticking 
with it all night and for making a good plan and we're looking 
forward to carrying it out. 

CAPCOM Okay and we'll try to reduce the paperwork 

tommorrow morning. 

SPACECRAFT No problem, I was just kidding you a, little bit. 
We're just glad to hear from you. 

CAPCOM Roger see you now. 



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alarm, you're setting a record that's going to be hard to beat. 
CAPCOM Thank you Gordo. 

PAO Mission control Houston. At 4 days 19 hours 23 

minutes mission elapsed time. We are in orbit 78 and just passed 
out of range of the Orroral tracking station in Eastern 
Australia. Columbia passing out over the Pacific Ocean now on 
the upswing and to starting orbit number 79 a:0 we'll be 
reacquiring over the US in about 30 minutes. 4 days 19 hours 23 
minutes mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time is 4 days 19 hours 51 minutes. We're about 2 minutes away 
from acquisition of signal over Mila, ground station in 
Florida. We are being in contact with the vehicle about 7 and a 
half minutes during that pass, we really don't expect an awful 
lot of air to ground dialog at this juncture with the crew just 
awake and eating breakfast. Undoubtly the flight control team 
will let them begin their morning rather leasurely. Although the 
mission commander Jack Lousma has acknowledge rather lengthy 
teleprinter information and a morning paper as he characterized 
it was a little bit larger growing longer by the day as CAP 
updates and mission notes are teleprinted up to the crew. The 
Juration of STS-3 has now surpassed the combined duration of STS- 
1 and STS-2 put together. STS-1 and STS-2 constituted a total of 
4 days 12 hours and 34 minutes and 3 seconds. And during the 
sleep period last night we went to well beyond that and now have 
more than exceeded the time on the air frame and two earlier 
missions combined. Again mission elapsed time is 4 days 19 
minutes 52 seconds compared to STS-1 and 2 combined of 4 days 12 
hours 34 minutes. Just moments away from acquisition of signal 
at Mila. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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PAO 4 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes, and 3 seconds. And 

during the sleep period last night, we went well beyond that and 
now have more than exceeded the time on the air frame in those 
are 2 earlier missions combined. Again mission elapsed time is 4 
days, 19 minutes, 52 seconds, compared to STS-1 and 2 combined of 
4 days, 12 hours, 34 minutes. Just moments away from acquisition 
of signal at MI LA, this is shuttle mission control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Mila t r : 9 minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, we got you loud and clear, how are we? 

CAPCOM Loud and clear, and good morning. 

SPACECRAFT Can I clarify a couple of things about the CAP 
update? 

CAPCOM Rogeir, go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the first thing I noticed changed is 
(garble) starts at 2200. And for some reason, Jack got the idea 
talking last night that we were going to change the hour between 
2100 and 2200, did you decide not to, and do we go ahead as 
printed, at 2100? 

CAPCOM Okay, we thought that that had gotten passed up 

previously. Essentially, all the activities on page 4-95 have 
been deleted, except for the first 3 items under the pilot 

• column. The dual G2 OPS, the interconnect, and the VRCS thermal 
soak back. Those 3 items have been moved up to page 4-94 to 
begin at 2020. The rest of the activities on page 4-95 from 2100 

. to 2200 have been deleted. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I guess that's what he did get, but we were 
surpised we just didn't see that in this mornings CAP update. We 
wondered wether they meant it or not? 

CAPCOM Okay, the reason for that was just not to repeat 

it, that they thought it would be clear. 

NETWORK (garble) 

SPACECRAFT Okay, then so all that has been picked up in the, 
so all the things that are deleted there are picked up in your 
update. 

CAPCOM Some of the things will remain deleted. Those 

things that need to picked up later will be picked up later and 
are in your cap update, over. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, I see, and then does this give U3 some 16 mm 
(garble) is that the idea. 



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CAPCOM That affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I think that's going to work, in fact we're 
getting a production right now of Jack shaving. 

CAPCOM Okay, and I do have a couple of notes for you that 

will affect those first 3 items. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster, go ahead with them. 

CAPCOM Okay, last night we told you to, during the 

interconnect that you were going to interconnect from the left 
OMS. well due to the addition of the cold OMS restart later on 
today, we want you to connect from the right OMS instead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I make it on the right OMS (garble) 

CAPCOM Okay, and then relative to the VRCS thermal soak 

back test, the steps for that are in the orbit OPS checklist on 
page FS1-7 and we have one change to tho dead band for the normal 
jet attitude. 

SPACECRAFT I better go get the orbit OPS checklist. 

CAPCOM Okay, let me know when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I got the checklist in hand, give me a page 
please. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's flight supplement 1-7. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, shoot. 

CAPCOM Okay, almost halfway down the page under DAP A it 

says, deadband attitude normal, item 8 plus 5 execute. That 
should be item 8+1 execute for 1 degree deadband, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, does that change the DAP card? Go ahead, 
we'll figure it out. 

CAPCOM Gordo, it looks like it does change the dap card 

and that would be A5. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

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CAPCOM Gordo, it looks like it does change the DAP card 

and that would be A5.* 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. That's all we have for you at 

this time and we anticipate you completing your 16 mm activities. 

SPACECRAFT Let's see if they'll be (garble) in action down 
there. 

CAPCOM Okay. We all look forward to seeing them. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. We're be going LOS and Madrid's 

next in 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster. You broke up on that one. I think 
my wireless battery is on its way out. Will you say once again? 

CAPCOM See you at Madrid. 

SPACECRAFT Hasta la vista. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control at 4 days, 20 hours, and 9 

minutes. We're AOS at Madrid. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Madrid for information 

only. IOS site will be UHF uplink only. We are now recording 
voice. You may cancel your IMO maneuver and when you get a 
chance we need a Y-tracker shutter cycle. Standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'm hearing you Brewster. Thanks a lot. We 
will take care of the Y-tracker, and omit the IMU maneuvers. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're standing by. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston. Ten seconds LOS. See you at 

Indian Ocean in 13 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster. 

PAO Mission elapsed time <* days, 20 hours, 15 

minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. We've lost signal 
through Madrid. Vehicle is just over the Mediterranean Sea 
now. Just a little south of Italy. We'll have acquisition of 
signal in about 12 minutes through Indian Ocear. station. 
Columbia is on its 79 orbit of the Earth and at this juncture in 
the crew activity plan, at this point in the activity plan, the 
crew is still in the breakfast period and they will be setting up 
for 16 mm film operations. Documentary photography during the 
early part of the morning and earlier this morning, Columbia 
pilot, Gordon Fuller ton, indicated that he had taken some 



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motion pictures of Commander Jack Lousma shaving and doing some 
of the presleep, or post sleep activity. Mission elapsed time 4 
days, 20 hours, 17 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time 4 days, 20 hours, 23-1/2 minutes. We've had handover in the 
Mission Control Center from Flight Director, Tommy Holloway and 
his outgoing shift, the Ivory Team has briefed and passed control 
to Flight Director, Hal Draughn and the Crystal Team. Tommy 
Holloway is presently leaving the Mission Control Center and is 
on his way to the Change of Shift Briefing in Building 2, Room 
13 5, the Johnson Space Center News Center and that Change of 
Shift Briefing will occur on time at 6:30 this morning. We|ll 
have acquisition of signal in 3-1/2 minutes through the Indian 
Ocean station. Columbia on orbit 79. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. We've had 

acquisition of signal at the Indian Ocean station. We are now 
processing downlink data and also have the opportunity for voice 
contact in this 3, 3-1/2 minute pass. Mission elapsed time 4 
days, 20 hours, 28 minutes. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t251j GMT 86:12:28 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 3 

minutes. Standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there, Brewster, took care of the star 
tracker and also did the 3 items that you wanted to do right 
about now and we'll continue with breakfast unless you got 
something for us, what can we do for you. 

CAPCOM No sir, we're just here if you need us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay doke. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 10 seconds to LOS. 

Yarragadee's next in 10 minutes and the star trackers are in term 
idle you need to bring those back up and cycle spec 21. 

SPACECF AFT Okay, those guys are not very cooperative, are 
they, we just did that. 

CAPCOM Copy. Columbia Houston through Yarragadee for 7 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're at Yarragadee, we're just makinq 
breakfast Brewster. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, don't want to interrupt that but we do 

see that you're a bit out of attitude and at your convenience 
we'd like you to maneuver to a new nose sun attitude that we have 
for you. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead. 

CAPCOM Okay, the attitude is roll 106.9, pitch 5.7, yaw 

2.5 and you can maneuver in A auto norm. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and what time do we then set the rotation? 

CAPCOM Okay, you start the rotation then at 2115. 

SPACECRAFT 2115? 

CAPCOM That's correct. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. 

CAPCOM Yes sir. Columbia Houston, 20 seconds LOS. 

Orroral Valley's 2 minutes away. , 

SPACECRAFT Did you call Brewster? 

CAPCOM Just the LOS call Jack. 



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PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control at mission elapsed 

time 4 days 20 hours 50 minutes. Passing through a brief keyhole 
between Yarragadee and Orroral. We'll reacquire in about a 
minute . 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Orroral Valley for 4 

minutes. Standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, -e're putting down chow here and taking 
pictures, Brewster. Wish you were here. Need the support crew 
here to wash the dishes. 

CAPCOM we sure would be glad to. Columbia Houston, we see 

two good stars in the table. You can go term idle to save those 
and torque them at your convenience. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, 30 seconds LOS. Mila's next in 

1/2 hour. Enjoy your breakfast. 

SPACECRAFT Thank you sir. We'll see you at Mila. 

l h0 t Shuttle Mission Control. We're just moments away 

from voice contact through Mila for a pass of a little over 8 
minutes. Mission elapsed time 4 days 21 hours 25 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, got you through the states for 11 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Morning, Steve, glad to hear from you this 
morning. 

CAPCOM Top of the morning to you and could you give us 

spec 60 on an SM machine please and we'll reenable some FPEG 
limits. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll do that momentarily. 

CAPCOM Okay, we got a vector coming up to you durinq this 

pass also, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Good, thank you. We got the spec 60 Steve. 
CAPCOM Okay, thank you. 

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SPACECRAFT We got the spec 60 Steve. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. Columbia, Houston, CRT 4 is yours 

with a reminder to resume spec 60, over. 

SPACECRAFT Resume it is. This quite a different way to fly 
than the big jets. Sounds like you keep running into something 
every now and then especially when it's kinda low deadoand and 
really do a lot of banging. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Steve, the jolt of the Spacecraft is not as severe 
as I was led to believe. But the general thud because through 
ricochets through the structure is the most disconcerting part of 



CAPCOM Good input Gordo, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT And quite a spectacular forms when your on the 
night side, they really show up. it be nice if we could figure 
out a way to photograph them, I doubt that you can though. 

CAPCOM Sure would be a good picture, if you could get it. 

SPACECRAFT Someone check and see how many total VTR cassettes 
should be on board. I've used up 13 so Car, and I found 6 more, 
I'm not worried about running out, I think we got most of that 
done but, just for my own information, are there anymore than the 
19 that I found so far? 

CAPCOM We'll check that number for you, and I'll get back 

• to you Gordo. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control, Columbia Pilot Gordon 

Fullerton there describing the sensation of and the visual 
appearance of the RCS jets firing on orbit. Still 7 and 1/2 
minutes left in this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Steve, we just got a FPEG overload, are you taking 
care of that down there? 

CAPCOM That probably has to do with the TMBU we just sent 

up Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, well we'll ignore it, unless you need help on 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston if you find all that primary RCS 

firing objectionable you have your option of opening the deadband 
ip to 3 degrees and reduce the jet firing, over. 



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SPACECRAFT Oh no it's more a natter to notice, certainly isn't 
bothering us. so we're happy with it. y 

CAPCOM Okay, that's fine Gordo, it's not a consumables 

?J C ? U ?2 ? Ut ° n the video there are 22 total 

£2« a 5 !u t ? e ? that you apparently have not found are for the 
OSS and their in MF57E, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

p i°. This is Shuttle Mission Control, the CAPCOM • s 

advise to the crew that they can change the deadband to 3 
degroes, simply means that the Columbia's now in a deadband of 2 
degrees which means that the vehicle can go 2 degrees off of the 
nose sun attitude before the vernier jets and the RCS jets make 
an adjustment to bring it back to the ideal attitude. That was 
in the offer to change that to 3 degrees was in response to 
Gordon Fullerton's remarks about the disconcerting nature of the 
large RCS jets firing and size of the plume and the sensation of 
running into something. The flight control team advised, if 
Gordon Fullerton or the crew found that an objectable sensation 
they could change that deadband to 3 degrees which simply means 
that the RCS jets would fire less frequently. And, Colonel 
Fullerton's response was that that would not be necessary. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston have the heater reconfiguration 

for you, two switches on panel A12, if it's convenient." 

SPACECRAFT Well let's see what we got. 



. CAPCOM Okay, on panel A12, hydraulic heater elevon A to 

auto, and B to off, OFF, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay A auto B off on the hydraulic heater elevron, 
thank you. 

CAPCOM Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT They looking for something? 

CAPCOM Gordo, they're looking for heater response data in 

the cold attitude that we're in. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



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PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. One correction. 

I had said that the <Tead band was 2 degrees and in fact it's 
programmed in at 1 degree and again the control teams offer was 
to change that to 3 degrees which was declined by the crew. 
Mission Elapsed Time is 4 days 21. hours 35 minutes and we have 
another minute and a half remaining in this pass. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 20 seconds LOS. Next is 

Madrid in 5 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. 4 days 21 hours 42 

minutes. We're just a few seconds away from acquisition of 
signal over Madrid. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Madrid for 6 minutes 

over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're with you at Madrid Steve. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack. I just got a couple of things for 

you. One is a reminder to do the IMU alignment with the stars 
that are presently in the table and the other is a switch on 
panel L2. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll check you up here right now. 

CAPCOM Roger. On panel L2 N2 system 1 supply open check 

the talkback open. Over. 

SPACECRAFT N2 system 1 supply is open now and talkback is 
open. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you Gordo. Your configuration now is 

both supplies 1 and 2 of N2 are flowing through system 1 when we 
did isolate the leak in system 2 earlier. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that looks (garble) right. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. Could we plea3e have spec 60 

again on the SM machine. 

SPACECRAFT Okay just a minute. 

CAPCOM Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Let's see. I got 3 stars here and did you specify 
which two are the best. 



CAPCOM 



Star 24 and 45 are the recommended ones. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay I see they're already selected. 

SPACECRAFT And you just better go ahead an align on (garble) 
correct. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 15 seconds LOS now. See 

you next at IOS in 12 minutes. CRT 4 is your,. You can resume 
spec 60. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

PA0 Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 21 hours 50 minutes. 

We'll have acquisition of signal in 10 1/2 minutes at Indian 
Ocean Station. Columbia on it's 80th orbit of the earth. Just 
presently over North Africa. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through IOS for 6 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Steve. Looking at the orbital map can you 
tell how close we come to the (garbled) station are we north or 
south of it. 

7APCOM We'll check that for you. Gordo, it's a close call 

the antenna elevation is 55 degrees so you're going close to 
right over it. we think maybe just a little bit south but we're 
not sure. 

SPACECRAFT I might try to get a picture of it when I get over 
to that window. 

CAPCOM Okay . 

SPACECRAFT Give me a call at closest approach if you can tell 
and give me a time. I don't have time to figure it out before 
we'll be by it probably. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

CAPCOM Gordo, we'll try to give you a call when we see the 

antenna elevation reach it's maximum. It's not there yet. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thanks. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, I think you can start looking now. The 

antenna is getting pretty high up there. » 

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SPACECRAFT Okay I see they're already selected. 

SPACECRAFT And you just better go ahead an align on (garble) 
correct. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 15 seconds LOS now. See 

you next at IOS in 12 minutes. CRT 4 is your. You can resume 
spec 60. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

PA0 Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 21 hours 50 minutes. 

We'll have acquisition of signal in 10 1/2 minutes at Indian 
Ocean Station. Columbia on it's 80th orbit of the earth. Just 
presently over North Africa. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through IOS for 6 1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Steve. Looking at the orbital map can you 
tell how close we come to the (garbled) station are we north or 
south of it. 

CAPCOM We'll check that for you. Gordo, it's a close call 

the antenna elevation is 55 degrees so you're going close to 
right over it. We think maybe just a little bit south but we're 
not sure. 

SPACECRAFT I might try to get a picture of it when I qet over 
to that window. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

SPACECRAFT Give me a call at closest approach if you can tell 
and give me a time. I don't have time to figure it out before 
we'll be by it probably. 

CAPCOM Okay. 

CAPCOM Gordo, we'll try to give you a call when we see the 

antenna elevation reach it'3 maximum. It's not there yet. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thanks. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, I think you can start looking now. The 

antenna is getting pretty high up there. » 

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, -APCOM ...pretty high up there. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Unfortunately there's a bunch of tourists 
down there. 

CAPCOM Okay you're about the pass the max antenna 

elevation right now. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, there's too many clouds. H /e to wait till 
next time. 

CAPC ?** « 0kay that * s too bad. we do have the water dump 
quantity for you on your up coming dump. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead with the water dump number. 

CAPCOM Quantity bravo to 10 percent over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay bravo to 10 as usual. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we've got one comment for Jack. We 

understand that your Dutch friends and relatives are followinq 
this flight also with great interest. 

SPACECRAFT I'm not hearing you. For some reason you're not 
transmitting. We're checking this wireless here. 

CAPCOM Okay fine. 

SPACECRAFT I really appreciate (garble) this. 

SPACECRAFT I was hoping to get a picture of the Space Shuttle 
so that I could make a trip back there and present it to the 
people at the site. 

CAPCOM you wouldn't want to go there. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds LOS next is 

Yarragadee in 9 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you there. 

f A0 An audio check on PAO commentary testinq 

1,2,3,4,5,4,3,2,1. Test off. * 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 6 1/2 

minutes over. % 

SPACECRAFT Okay we're reading you loud and clear Steve, how me 
now? 

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CAPCOM I got you 5 by now Jack. 



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PACECRAPT Okay I apparently had a transmitter failure with my 
well last time I changed the batteries and that didn't seem to 
work either I couldn't transmit to Gordo either so what I've done 
I've run the Charlie unit now which was the backup unit and seems 
to be working all right. The receiver in the other one is okay 
but inability to transmit. 

CAPCOM Okay we copy you on the Charlie unit. 

SPACECRAFT Well Steve if you've got the time we have some 
numbers for you here. 

CAPCOM Okay. Are these PGU numbers. 

SPACECRAFT That's affirmative. Took a reading at 4 days 21 
hours 13 minutes power light was on and the temperatures were 
24.1 24.2 24.0 24.1 24.2 and 24.5. The lights were all okay. 
The lamp status was off. 

CAPCOM Okay that's a good copy, Gordo do you have last 

nights readings by any chance. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir, 4 days 10 hours 36 minutes. Things were a 
little warmer in there at that time. 26.0 26.0 25.8 25.9 26.7 
27.7 lamp status was O-N on. Need any more. 

CAPCOM That will do it. Thanks a lot Gordo. One comment 

on the upcoming VRCS thermal soakback test. You'll be running 
the wideband mission recorder on that and the tape is getting 
fairly close to it's limits so I caution you to be careful to get 
it off on time for the checklist. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and I have a IMU ali?:! time of 4 days 21:49 
and 30 seconds. 

CAPCOM We copy thank you. 

SPACECRAFT I got a kind of surprising thing. I went to set 
the SM alert on tank bravo to 10 percent for the water dump which 
is running right now, and the last I had seen it I think it was 
set there to 10 percent but somebody on the (garbled) moved it up 
to I think it was +130 percent or something. How'd that happen. 

CAPCOM Standby. 



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CAPCOM Gordo, the answer is, after your water dump last 

night, you dumped it*to less than 10 percent and when it was 
filling back up to prevent it toggling around 10 percent and 
giving you an alarm they set it from the ground to off scale low, 
and we're not sure if that explains why you see the limit at 130 
percent, but the limit was reset last night. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, maybe it was -130 and that's a good 
explanation and thanks. 

CAPCOM Okay. Columbia, Houston I referenced for that 

change to the water dump parameter limit is on 53-Alpha, message 
53-Alpha, and one question for you folks, which wireless headset 
was Jack using that failed? 

SPACECRAFT He Jack was using the Alpha headset, I have B on. 
it's working fine. 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. Columbia, we're 30 seconds to 

LOS, next is Orroral in 2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll see you there. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Orroral Vallev for 4 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, hearing you loud and clear. Steve, while my 
transmitter was broken there, I received a message related to 
some greetings from my fellow Dutchman, is that correct? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, they're following the flight 

with great interest Jack. 

SPACECRAFT okay, and I want to say that I am Dutch, and I have 
many friends and relatives in the Netherlands and I'd like to 
send my best regards and wishes to them. And, while we're 
talking about that, I happen to know that this is the 
Bicentenneal year for the 200 years of unbroken diplomatic and 
trade relations bet-ween the Netherlands and the United States. 
£id, it s going to be celebrated in the United States and also in 
Holland, and in connection with that the Queen will be visiting 
the United States the State visit next month sometime. And, -l 
know that she will be welcomed and I would respectfully like to 
send my best wishes in regards to Queen Dietrichs (Queen of 
Nethelands) and Prince Clause and the Royal family and hopefully 
we'll be able to see them when they come next month. 

CA ?S°?iu . ° k ay, thank you very much Jack. Columbia, Houston 
we d like to have you put the star trackers back in track and 
cycle the shutters please. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay. We're going to start an auto fuel cell purge 
Steve you wanna watch* it go? 

CAPCOM Roger, we have 50 seconds left In this pass Jack, 

go ahead. Columbia, we're 25 seconds LOS now, see you next at 
Buckhorn in 25 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT See you at Buckhorn. 

p AO This is Shuttle Mission Control, mission elapsed 

time 4 days 22 hours and 30 minutes. We've just had loss of 
signal over Orroral Valley station. And Columbia's on it's 81st 
orbit of the Earth, and the next contact will be in about 1/2 
hour at Buckhorn. As Columbia sweeps up and enters the North 
American Continent just in the Baja area and goes streaking 
across North America and exiting the Continent right along the 
Northeast coast right about New Jersey. And, we will have quite 
a long pass of contact with the vehicle as it goes across those 
North American ground stations. Commander Jack Lousma is 
performing a fuel cell purge onboard the vehicle now, which is 
done periodically to assure that no contaminants get in the fuel 
cell system and inhibit the performance of those devices which of 
course provide electricity to the vehicle while it's on orbit. 
Mission elapsed time, 4 days 22 hours 31 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission control, mission elapsed 

time 4 days 22 hours and 38 minutes. And just a few moments from 
now, according to the summary timeline, Mission Pilot Gordon 
Fulle' ton is scheduled to activate the Plasma Diagnostic Package, 
of course we're in a loss of signal period right now and we'll 
reacquire in about 15 minutes over Buckhorn, so we should be 
hearing affirmation of that action when we do reacquire. Plasma 
Diagnostic Package is not to be deployed today, but we'll 
nevertheless acquire data while the vehicle's in orbit through 
the open payload bay doors. Mission elapsed time, 4 days 22 
hours 39 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Buckhorn for 2 more 

minutes standing by.« 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster. We just went through the routine 
with the verniers. And just wrapping that up. And the procedure 
went real good Brewster and we're getting ready to maneuver to a 
roll of 179.2 and so forth at 2300 and be on it nominally. You 
agree with that. 

CAPCOM Roger and that roll is 179.2 Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Roger copy 179.2 and we have it typed in. 

CAPCOM Okay great and glad to hear the maneuvers went 

well. 



SPACECRAFT Back there when we first started this we were in 
the dark end I turned down the lights looking out the aft windows 
here with all the induced primary sightings due to the vernier 
pulses and made quite a fireworks show. 

CAPCOM I'll bet it did. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Payloads Systems Officer 

here in the Mission Control Center has affirmed that the PDP 
plasma diagnostic package has been activated and Gordon 
Fuller ton's remarks pretained to the plume which is produced by 
the firing of the forward RCS engines. 

SPACECRAFT It's CAVU at Northrup I can see. Got the lights 
(garbled) and all the White Sands loud and clear, 

CAPCOM That's great. We're going to lose you now for 

about 30 seconds. Pick you up in MILA. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 22 hours 59 minutes. 

Passing through a keyhole between the Buckhorn and MILA 
stations. Loss of signal for just a half a minute. We'll 
reacquire momentarily. Gordon Fuller ton remarking there that he 
could see the what is now the primary landing site at Northrup 
Strip from his vantage point 130 nautical miles in the air. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston's back with you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we issued the maneuver. 

CAPCOM Okay fine and the weather man agrees with your 

observation there and says Northrup's going to be pretty good for 
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SPACECRAFT That's good news. 

SPACECRAFT Pretty gray over Texas down there. 

CAPCOM Roger all of tha'". is supposed to be moving towards 

the East. 

SPACECRAFT And do you like our rotational rate of .135 or .134 
for this one Brewster. 

CAPCOM .135 would be what we'd like to have this morning 

Jack. * 

SPACECRAFT Okay I'll type that into the vernier slot too just 
to keep my bookkeeping safe. I guess I won't use it. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. You'll be getting Tank B 

quantity message shortly. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We see the water message and we 

also have noticed that Tank E quantity has been erratic and you 
should disregard that quantity indication. Additionally the 
ground ha3 turned down the PDP transmitter and you are go for the 
VCAP beam visual search on time. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we were just going to ask you about that tank 
ECHO thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Still with us Houston, Brewster? 
CAPCOM We're still here Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I noticed that at 105 you want us to do another 
electrophoresis but it also looks like to me we're going to be in 
our normal jets and that's a no no for electrophoresis if I 
understood. 

CAPCOM Okay standby one and we'll verify that. 

SPACECRAFT And I also notice you want to do sample 8, however, 
we have sample 7 yet to do also. Do you want to do 8 before 7 or 
7 then 8. 

CAPCOM Jack we want to do sample 8 as scheduled. 

SPACECRAFT And you don't mind doing it during normal jet huh? 
CAPCOM Standby I'm checking on that. 



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CAPCOM Standby, I'm checking on that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And I got another question for you pay load 
people there. This teleprinter call to make a 15 minute VTR of 
beat views, generally, we just VTR the whole VCAP sequence. Is 
that not do you want to do something different than that? 

CAPCOM Okay, I'll check on that Gordo. Standby 1. 

Columbia Houston, Jack in reference to your question about normal 
jets, they would like you to press on doing the EEVT even though 
you're on normal jets, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM And Gordo, we're still working on the VTR 

question. •, 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 20 seconds to LOS. Dakar 

is next in 7 minutes and Gordo, we'll have your answer for you 
then. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed 

time 4 days 23 hours 12 minutes. Columbia commander, Jack 
Lousma, is changing the attitude of the vehicle although it is 
maintaining no sun position there. Some roll, pitch and yaw 
maneuvers to fine tune the orbit. And they're preparing to do 
some VCAP visual searches, vehicle charging and potential 
experiment where it will be firing some charged particles from 
the aft section of the payload bay and there'll be some video 
acquired on video cassette recorders onboard the vehicle. We're 
loss of signal period. Reacquiring in about 5 minutes thorugh 
Dakar and on the west of Africa. Mission elapsed time 4 days 23 
hours 13 minutes this is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Dakar for 3 minutes, 

over. Columbia Houston through' Dakar for 2 and i/'. minutes, over 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're at Dakar. 

CAPCOM Okay, Jack, the answer to Gordo's question is that 

he may use an entire 30 minute cassette on the VCAP beam search 
and we will gin up another one tomorrow for the VCAP beam at that 
time. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission 



CAPCOM 



Columbia Houston, bow do you read? 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, got you a little so garbled but 
understandable. « 

CAPCOM Okay, Gordo, did you copy the comment on using an 

entire 30 minute cassette today? 

SPACECRAFT Yea, we just go on as normal, use up the whole 
cassette. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 



SPACECRAFT 

plenty left as far as I can see 



I think we're going to be ok on cassettes, we 



got 



CAPCOM Okay, that's what we thought as well. Columbia 

Houston, we're 30 seconds LOS. We may pick you up through Indian 
ocean in 16 minutos for about a minute, it's a very low 
elevation however and next would be Yarragadee in 30 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Brewster, we'll get the VCAP on here. 

CAPCOM Okay, see you later. 

1 SIS. 91 h„ . ?? Ut f le " ission Control. Mission elapsed time 4 
flays 23 hours 21 minutes. Capsule communicator, Brewster Shaw, 

«tll S i* q ^ rew u that J here is a verv low elevation as we pass 
over or pass by the Indian Ocean station, 1 degree of 
elevation. If we are able to have voice contact at all that 
it 11 be only for about a minute and apart from that the next 
opportunity is oyer Yarragadee, Australia in about 1/2 hour. We 
W 7i\. aC 2 ul ^ e Indian 0cean station in about 15 minutes. Columbia 
pilot, Gordon Fullerton, was engaged in discussion with the 

?^ U ^ COnCerni 5 g r : el t Ction of - a video ta P e cassette for making 
the video record of the VCAP or vehicle charging and potential 

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PAO ...configuration and with the roll rate established 

so that the aft end of the vehicle will continue to provide the 
crew with a background of darkness to give them greater 
opportunity to see the that charged particle beam which is 
released from the aft end and enhance the probability that 
charged particle will be visible to the crew or to the video tape 
into the video camera. That experiment is scheduled to begin at 
approximately 4 days 23 hours 25 minutes, in just about a minute 
and a half from now. And it continues for ... The VCAP 
experimentation takes about an hour after which the crew goes 
into an exercise period first with commander Jack Lousma 
exercising on the onboard treadmill and some photography of his 
exercises by Gordon Fullerton and then they exchange roles with 
Commander Lousma photographing the exercise of Gordon Fullerton 
and they'll be exercising on a treadmill which is onboard it's a 
fairly contemporary conventional looking treadmill. The 
astronauts woar sort of a harness which is in a rather 
conventional appearing belt around their waist with some lanuards 
which go are attached to that belt and to mounting points on what 
is essentially the floor of the middeck onboard the vehicle to 
keep them from drifting away from the treadmill and to provide 
some security and friction in the absence of gravity to keep them 
from drifting away from the treadmill as they jog along on top of 
it. Those exercise periods are about 15 minui.es in duration for 
each crewmember. Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 23 hours 25 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean for 1 

minutes over. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean over. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 

23 hours 39 minutes. We've just passed the opportunity for 
contact at Indian Ocean Station and it's a very low elevation 
just 1 degree and no exchange of voice contact on that mission 
although we did get data from that pass and payloads officer 
verified to the flight director that the crew initiated the VCAP 
beam experiment. The vehicle charging potential experiment based 
upon downlinked telemetries that's available to the payloads 
officer here in the Mission Control Center. And the next 
opportunity for voice contact will be in about 15 minutes over 
Yarragadee. Columbia is on it's 81st orbit of the earth. The 
orbit ranges from an apogee of 134.8 nautical miles to a perigee 
of 124.5 and the orbital period is 1 hour 29 minutes 25 
seconds. Mission Elapsed Time 4 days 23 hours 41 minutes, 
Columbia of course still in a nose sun attitude tfhd the cabin 
temperature accordingly is sort of cozy compared to the 
temperatures recorded during the tail sun attitude during which 
time the during the tail sun period the cabin temperature usually 
ranged in the low 70 's and the cabin temperature onboard the 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPTION t258j GMT 86:15:22 PAGE 2 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t259j GMT 86:15:41 PAGE 1 

PAO Acquisition of signal at Yarragadee in about 10 

minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. This is Shuttle 
Mission Control, 4 days 23 hours 45 minutes. The vehicle 
charging and potential experiment or VCAP that is going on 
onboard Columbia right now is designed to measure the electrical 
characteristics of the space shuttle including the center action 
with the plasma environment of the ionosphere, which is the 
environment, through which the orbiter flies. And, the 
experiment in concert with the Plasma Diagnostic Package provides 
data measurements about the behavior of the vehicle with respect 
to the ionisphere and the plasma environment and the dynamics 
produced by the environment, or by the orbiter as it passes 
through the ionisphere. During this portion of the experiment 
the astronauts will be performing induction electrification, 
which is using a low power fast pulse generator that emits a 1000 
volt beam of electrons, the pulses will very in duration and will 
be emitted at the various repetitous rates or in a steady 
stream. The experiment was replicated in this Space Enviroment 
Simulation Laboratory the SESL here at Johnson Space Center. 
And, some low speed photography and time lapse photography 
indicated that the charged electrical beam could be visible under 
certain circumstances. And although in earlier VCAP experiments 
the crew had not reported, or had reported the beam was not 
visible there is a considerable optimism that may be visible on 
video tape or on still photography. The experiment weighs about 
275 pounds, it's located in the forward portion of the pay load 
bay pallet, on the port side of the pay load bay. And the vehicle 
currently is in the nose sun attitude and roll rate is 
established so that the crew as it looks out the aft windows of 
the flight dock will have a back drop of the blackness of space 
against which there is a greater probablity that they'll be able 
to see that charged particle beam. We should acquire voice 
contact through the UHF ground station at Yarragadee Australia in 
just about 2 and 1/2 minutes, they'll be no data through 
Yarragadee in as much as it has been no S-Band capability. We'll 
pass through a brief keyhole of about a minute and pick up the S- 
Band station at Orroral valley and be in contact there for about 
4 minutes, and we will get both voice and data at that 
location. So in about 2 minutes we'll be hearing from the crew 
and probably get an update on the progress of the VCAP vehicle 
charging and potential experiment and again the Plasma Diagnostic 
Package was activated earlier in the day, one of the earliest 
actions that the crew took in those two payloads will be working 
together during this portion of the experiment. Mission elapsed 
time, 4 days 23 hours 49 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 6 minutes, 

over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got you loud and clear, we're tanking 
away, starting column 4 on the search here. 



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CAPCOM Okay, sounds good Gordon. 

SPACECRAFT It occurs to me Brewster that when the jets fin 
it's ]ust gonna obliterate whatever we might get on this high 
speed film. * 

CAPCOM Jack, I guess we have no comment on that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 
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SPACECRAFT Okay. We've got the TV running of course like we 
did before and so the VTR is up and going and before we just did 
the vernier jets and water dump, the flash didn't show up quite 
so distinctly when the jets fired but on the TV now when one of 
these big fellows booms off why it lights up the whole picture . 

CAPCOM Okay, that's great Jack, I hope we get some good 

VTR that we can look at postflight on that and a comment, we see 
that there are two cassettes that are really not spoken for right 
now and you might want to continue trying to get some good VTR's 
those jet firings even perhaps for the jet test. 

SPACECRAFT And we're in column 5 on page 1-31. 

CAPCOM Okay Jack, sounds great. Thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Got to play attempt to try to see it visually. We 
turned every light in the cabin off and looked at there between 
jet firings when it was really dark but no hint of any beam at 
all sad to say. 

CAPCOM Okay. Columbia Houston, we're 20 seconds LOS. 

We'll see you through Orroral valley in 2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm having to substitute cameras for the last 
four columns. D camera's in behind the arm and of course Charley 
camera's broke, and I'm using the forward cameras. 

CAPCOM Okay, copy that. Columbia Houston through Orroral 

Valley for 4 minutes, standing by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, loud and clear. We got a lot of noise on the 
loop . 

CAPCOM Copy . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's about it now. Brewster we got an 
idea. 

CAPCOM Glad to hear it. 

SPACECRAFT How about before we run out of darkness here we 
make one good long exposure put the DAP and manual pulse in free 
drift and make sure we don't get any jet firings while we do 
it. That ought to be our best shot at getting a clean picture. 

CAPCOM Standby 1. Gordo that's ok but you may get out of 

attitude doing that. If you do you'll have to do *a new maneuver 
back to that attitude, cause when you go back into the DPP it'll 
<map out where you're at, so you'll have to do an attitude 
■maneuver in the current DAP with a low deadband back to that 
attitude and then pull out your own roll phasing. 



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SPACECRAFT Okay, understand. 

CAPCOM And If you want to do all that you're a go. We're 

LOS now. See you at Hawaii in 15 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control at 5 days 16 minutes into 

the mission. Coming up on acquisition of signal through 
Buckhorn. The crew's still involved with the VCAP, vehicle 
charging and potential experiment. Reported some good video, 
good also good video of the rather spectacular effects reported 
by them and by the earlier Shuttle crews of the forward RCS jet 
plumes which are rather long tongues of flame that come from the 
RCS port steering during firing, so when we get a look at that 
video when the vehicle's back on Earth why that should provide 
some spectacular views of RCS ignition. And according to summary 
time line the crew should be just about wrapping up its VCAP 
experimentation. They had planned to put the vehicle in the 
drift which is taking it off of the autopilot which keeps it in 
the proper configuration. The purpose of that being to enable 
them to take a time lapse photograph 

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' S-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t261j GMT 86:16:18 PAGE 1 

PAC \ ' ...them to take a time lapsed photograph, still 

photograph of the VCAP experimentation and enhancing the 
probability that we'll get a good image on film of the 
electrically charged particle beam fired from the back of the 
vehicle. We have AOS Hawaii for about 3 minutes now. We're 
processing Hawaii data presently and this is a fairly low 
elevation pass of about 5 degrees at it's maximum elevation. 
That's about 2.8 right around 3 degrees presently. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Hawaii for 2 1/2 minutes 
over. 

SPACECRAFT Aloha. 

CAPCOM Aloha to you too Jack. 

We got some TV scheduled here coming up pretty 
that live or is that just VTR for exercise. 

CAPCOM We show that VTR Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay thank you. 

rivpcOM And Jack we'd like to have a cycle of both star 

acker shutters please. 

SPACECRAFT All righty I'll do that for you. 

CAPCOM Thank you. 

f A0 ^ , This ls shuttle Mission Control. That question 
from Mission Commander Jack Lousma. 

SPACECRAFT ...I was thinking if you wanted some live TV over 
Goldstone, I'm going to be where we could give you a quick shot 
of the bees and the moths. 

CAPCOM We're talking about it Jack. Hang on. 

SPACECRAFT ..take them out here and take a look at them. 
SPACECRAFT We've still got some moths fluttering around in 

CAPCOM Jack, we're told we can't have it ready in time, 

we re 5 seconds to LOS. See you over the states in four minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

< PCOM We'll give you further words over the states. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control we've lost signal over 



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Hawaii. Mission Commander Jack Lousma offered to provide a 
little live TV of the student experiment, the inflight experiment 
of insects in zero gravity. The Goldstone station unable to 
configure in time to support that and we're looking now to see if 
we can support a live downlink TV over MILA and it looks like 
we're probably be able to do that. Payloads reported that the 
VCAP experiment is completed and their stowing the gear 
associated with that and the crew activity plan also shows now an 
exercise period coming up in just few moments. We're flight 
testing a treadmill and both Commander Jack Lousma and Pilot 
Gordon Fullerton are scheduled to spend some time on the 
treadmill, one taking video tape recordings each taking video 
tape recordings of the other during the exercise period. And 
those exercise periods are about 15 minutes in duration. And 
it's just to provide some cardiovascular exercise and to prevent 
atrophy of the major muscles muscle groups during this zero 
gravity. The effects, cumulative effects of 5 days in space. 
And we'll acquire signal again in about 1 1/2 minutes through 
Buckhorn. Mission Elapsed Time 5 days 25 minutes, this is 
Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control, we've got acquisition of 

signal at Buckhorn. 

C..«>COM Columbia, Houston through Buckhorn for 7 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Okay I yelled at you going over the hill. Don't 

know if you heard, we're trying to gin up something through MILA 
for the live TV. 

SPACECRAFT That's okay. We've sort of We'll try to get 
ready also then. 

CAPCOM Okay, well don't push it if not convenient. We 

don't need to do it. 



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( CAPCOM ...don't need to do it. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control. Payloads and 

ground control have both reported to the flight director that 
they're go for bees. And we may have, if we can get the ground 
sight configured at MILA on time we may have some unscheduled 
downlink TV of the student experiment. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston MILA is goino to be ready for 

live TV and we should be there in about' 5 minutes, if your going 
to do it, can you tell us which camera you 1 . 11 be using? 

SPACECRAFT Well Brewster, we're going to have both flight deck 
and middeck set up I think, and I think we'll make it. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. Sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 

CAPCOM Go ahead Columbia. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, for INCO (garbled) switch the (garbled) 
flight deck camera which is a wider angle view and we'll bring 
the bugs out and set it up and then as we're talking and becomes 
obvious he can switch to the middeck camera which is the close up 
view on the bugs, Okay. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that, sounds like a good plan. 

SPACECRAFT I think once we get started on it, then it's up to 
him what he wants to do. * 

SPACECRAFT I have downlink already so I could get to the wide 
angle view which is the flight deck. 

CAPCOM Okay, we have a picture. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll get with it here. 

CAPCOM Stand by one Gordo, we got the wrong camera 

selected right now, we stiU have to wait for MILA. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) Brewster. 

CAPCOM Stand by one. 

SPACECRAFT Got anything at all? 

CAPCOM Gordo, we have the flight deck camera selected now, 

can you turn off the overhead light? 

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OAPCOM Okay, it was the last one, that middeck one that 

was the one we were looking for. 

SPACECRAFT Is it better now? 

CAPCOM Okay that looks good. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll go ahead and get the bees out. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, space fans, here is' the second in the episode 
of the bees and moths in space. From your first in history space 
swat team, gonna get a buzz out of this one. Here they come 
(Flight of the Bumble Bee music) . 

CAPCOM Boy, those things sure make a lot of noise, don't 

they Jack? 

SPACECRAFT Boy they sure do make a lot of noise. It's hard to 
sleep at night sometimes, them buzzing away the way they do. 
If fact we have some very lively moths left, the bees have pretty 
well all got stationary, the flies have decided to give up flying 
and just walk, all the flies are just walking around on the side 
of the plexiglass here. We got some of the bees flying you can 
still see some of them are moving and they have taken to walking 
and see that one floating right there, he's not even flapping his 
wings, I think the bees got smart fast, they decided there wasn't 
any use flapping their wing3 and going out of control, so they 
just float around and wiggle their legs. As far as the moths go, 
they like to stand on the sides too, but a lot more of them seem 
to fly, somo of them seem to have adapted flying from one place 
to another 

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SPACECRAFT from one place to another. (garble) as you might 
have thought. The surprise is, of course, our walkers. I think 
Todd Nelson's going to have a kind of a messy job cleaning this 
box up but I think it was an interesting experiment, hope you qot 
some others Todd. 

CAPCOM Well, we're sure getting a really good picture down 

here, Jack, and that was a very interesting explanation of 
your observation. 

SPACECRAFT There's a couple moths up here in the top really 
going after each other. They must not be compatible in these 
close quarters. I don't notice that any of the larvae have 
hatched out yet. That's kind of hard to tell. I don't think any 
of them have. They look pretty well just the way they did when 
we first saw them. But, once again, this was a experiment 
submitted by Todd Nelson from Minnesota, a high school science 
student and high school science students across the land. The 
opportunity to be involved in a space project by submitting 
experiments that are in competition to be selected for space 
flight. There'll be several on future flights, so our 
congratulations to Todd. We've enjoyed working his experiment 
and hope that it's provided something productive. Surely it's 
the first experiment that's had insects flying in space with the 
exception of the fruit fly that we carried along with us from 
Florida which we haven't seen anymore of since. A last question 
for Todd, where do we look for the honey, Todd, so we can have 
some on our toast for breakfast tomorrow? 

CAPCOM We'll try to get you an answer on that and I'm sure 

Todd appreciates those comments. 

SPACECRAFT Joe, I switched back to the project camera I 
believe it is. We'll give you a quick look at the PGU express in 
here. 

CAPCOM Okay, we're ready, we're looking at it. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control. PGU is a product growth 

experiment. * 

CAPCOM And Gordo, we're about 20 seconds from losing the 

TV. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, you can see we have many many numbers we've 
been calling down to you, hopefully recorded here, and we read 
them «ut on this little bitty LAD readout here and cycle through 
the six chambers. The six chambers are lined up right along here 
and have three varieties of plants. We're kind of anxious to see 
how they look when we get it back on Earth Monday. 



CAPCOM 



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v cameras are back yours. 
SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM We weren't sure what they the object over the top 

of the PGU was there. 

SPACECRAFT Well, that's something somebody sent along some 
farmer gardener I guess. 

CAPCOM Okay, we understand that. 

SPACECRAFT Just wanted to know we're doing our best, but we 
don t make any promises cause we can't get in there and fool with 
this thing. 

CAPCOM Okay. And that was an excellent show guys. 

SPACECRAFT Well, that's show biz you know. 

CAPCOM And Jack, the sponsors of the PGU experiment 

appreciate the coverage you gave them. 

SPACECRAFT Well it pays to advertise. Hey, that brings up a 
good question. How did the Cougars do in the NCAA? 

S*??^! Standby 1. And Gordo, the semifinal qame is at 

2:30 this afternoon. 

SPACECRAFT okay, well our best wishes to the home team and 
maybe you might keep us posted occassionally on how they're 
. doing. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll try to do that. 

SPACECRAFT They're playing the Tar Heels right? 
CAPCOM That's affirm. 

PA 9 Shuttle Mission Control. A little NCAA playoff 

update exchanged between the crew and CAPCOM. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we're 30 seconds LOS at 

Bermuda. Dakar is next in 4 and 1/2 minutes and we sure thank 
you for the good show. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we'll have to work in the exercise tapes a 
little later but we haven't had much practice for that so we 
figured we'd go with something we were familiar with. 

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(_PACECRAFT with something we were familiar with 

CAPCOM Okay, that sounds fine. 

SPACECRAFT So, Thorton doesn't believe we're ignoring him, 
towork 96 " Straps on now ' just to see how it' 8 going 

CAPCOM Okay. 

PA0 , This ^ Shuttle Mission Control, we've had loss of 

signal at the Mainland of the United States, and we'll acquire 
again in about 3 and 1/2 minutes through Dakar. The astronauts 
showing some acquired skill in televison production during that 
pass. And some video of the student involvment project. A joint 
venture between NASA and the National Science Teachers 
Association, which is designed to stimulate the study of science 
™ £!f r ?F^ n ff con ^ arv sch ° o1 systems. And that experiment 
was one of 10 finalist from this year's competition of insects in 
flight motion study. Todd Nelson, to whom the astronauts 
referred is the 18 year old science student, who submitted that 
experiment. And he was sponsored by the aerospace and defense 
group of Honeywell Inc. The PGU unit, the unit that the 
astronauts were displaying just as the video expired was the 
neflex bio-engineer ing test, which is the plant growth unit 

xperiment in determining the relationship between soil 
moisture content and the heighth of plants grown, they're usinq 
sunflower seeds, or sunflower plants contained in small metal 
viles and each has a different soil moisture content. Following 
the flight each of those will be measured and the results will be 
compared with the soil moisture levels and this will be used for 
a standard for further experiments to be done in the Spacelab 1 
experiments. This experiment was flown during the STS-2, but 
because the flight was abbreviated then due to the minimum 
mission because of fuel cell difficulties there wasn't sufficient 

JiSJJSn?;™ nat !,? h uf e ? la ? fcs so this P lant qrowth experiment 
represents a re-flight of that earlier test, we'll have 
acguistion of signal again in about a minute. Mission elapsed 
time is now 5 days 48 minutes, this is Shuttle Mission Control, 
we have acquisition of signal now at Dakar. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Dakar for 8 minutes, 

over . ' 

SPACECRAFT y es , got you through Dakar. We just had a lemonade 
beverage container varier and it's caused a mess here, just a 
minute. 

CAPCOM Roger. 



VACECRAFT Steve, you know that don't you? 



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CrtPCOM say again Jack. 

CAPCOM okay, we'll st a n d by. 

mSSTiifAs; ltl\lT' ntln9 you know thst th ° -i-pi- 

CAPCOM That's right. 

CAPCOM okay, we'll pass those words to Bill, thanks Jack. 

.PCOM Okay, thank you Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT You still there Steve? 

CAPCOM we're still with you. 

CAPCOM came through so good it spoiled tomorrow's wake up 
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CAPCOM do so good it spoiled tomorrow's wake up call. 

SPACECRAFT Well, I'll be darned. I guess we're getting 
calibrated on that. I hope you tell me the truth. I'm going to 
get you later if you're not, you know. 

CAPCOM No it came through very well. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you. I played some music before here 
that didn't come out so good, so I appreciate that comment. Even 
if it's not true. 

CAPCOM Oh it's true. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I'm getting your startracker going again, I 
guess you probably want to have that happen, 

CAPCOM Okay, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT A random water comment, a food preparation comment, 
the water chiller water, the cold water doesn't get to the gun 
till you squirt it about 8 or 10 ounces. The first 8 or 10 are 
luke warm then you get the chilly stuff. You kind of have to 
plan for that if you're making a cold drink. 

CAPCOM Okay, good comment. And Columbia Houston, 45 

seconds LOS. Botswana is next in 10 minutes. Remind you you're 
coming up on the VRCS thermal soak back test. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you Steve, we'll see you there at 
Botswana and we're getting set up for it right now. 

5 A0 Shuttle Mission Control. Mission elapsed time 5 

days 58 minutes. We had loss of signal through Dakar. Acquired 
about 9 minutes through Botswana, south Africa. The crew 
deferred flight testing the treadmill and the exercise equipment 
until later on in the flight. The photography downlink 
television of the bee experiment in flight motion of insects 
experiment, didn't leave enough time to set up the treadmill, so 
that'll be postponed till later on in the mission. Coming up on 
a thermal soak back test with vernier reaction control systems. 
And the pilot. Jack Lousma, will be gathering and the mission 
pilot, Gordon Fullerton, will be taking the 8th and last sample 
of the electrophoresis experiment while commander Jack Lousma is 
monitoring the vernier RCS heat soak back. We'll acquire signal 
again in about 8 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control at 5 
days 59 minutes. • 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 4 and 1/2 

ninutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Hello, Steve, we're hearing you through Botswana. 



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We're in the middle cff our vernier RCS test, 
CAPCOM Okay, we'll leave you alone. 

SPACECRAFT Tell you what (garbled). As r was talking about 
those big jets and so the other guys so when they go off it 
sounds like somebody just dropped on your roof. 

CAPCOM Roger . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I did another vernier pulse there. Verniers 
is the only way to fly. Like I said, it makes a bump and kind of 
thud and it just vibrates through the whole spacecraft. It's not 
all that uncomfortable. What it does it keeps getting your 
attention when it happens and it shows there's really something 
happening out there. 

CAPCOM Copy. 

SPACECRAFT If you're floating free, why and say a yaw jet 
fires why it makes your legs swing from side to side even. And 
things that ats hanging on the wall and just loosely are taoed to 
the wall all move and anything like a TV camera that's on a' 
bracket it also moves. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's interesting. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 

CAPCOM Go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I want to clarify just what to do with this 
EEVT sample 8. I want to make sure it is red blood cells, is 
that correct? And then, your additional instructions on 
photographing every 10 minutes, do you mean to use a different 
camera than the one I could, what I could do for instance, is 
take the cover off and then I put the analvelometer on the 
regular EETV somewhere to make sure that it takes a picture while 
the cover's off prior to putting the cover back on or did you 
intend something different there in the way of photographs? 

CAPCOM Standby. We've got 15 seconds, Gordo, and next is 

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CAPCOM Stand by we got 15 seconda Gordo, next is 

Yarragadee in 13 minutes. Gordo, the answer is that it is the 
red blood cells and just to remove the camera, the cover and take 
the pictures. 

SPACECRAFT Use the EEVT camera or some other camera is that 
right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control, we've had loss of 

signal at Botswana mission elapsed time is 5 days 1 hour and 13 
minutes. Mission Commander Jack Lousma reported the physical 
characteristics of the vehicle during the vernier RCS jet firing, 
the thermal soak back experiment. And Pilot Gordon Fullerton 
transmitted down some inquiries about the nature of the EEVT 
testing, the electrophoresis experiment, affirming that it was 
red blood cells and in this experiment to show you that if tissue 
was electrically charged so that it separates into it's 
constituent parts and the ground did reaffirmed that that proper 
sample was the rod blood cell sample and gave him advise on 
documentary photography of that event. And this is t-.he 8th and 
final sample being taken in the EEVT series. We'll have 
acquisition of signal again in 11 minutes through Yarragadee the 
UHF station at Yarragadee that'll provide voice only, and no 
w data. Columbia's on it's 82nd orbit of the Earth, at mission 
elapsed time 5 days 1 hour and 14 minutes. This is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Yarragadee for 6 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT We hear you at Yarragadee, and we are maneuver ina 
to the attitude. * 

CAPCOM Roger. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Mission Control, we have a voice 
contact with the vehicle through UHF station at Yarragadee for 
voice only, no data. And, we're about 25 minutes away from a 
live downlink TV This 

SPACECRAFT Steve, any word from the themal guy of how this is 
coming out, or how well we're conforming to the requirements and 
so forth? 



CAPCOM I think your doing real well, we'l\ get some words 

for you on that. You might be interested to know when you did 
the water dump this morning earlier on, the mass spectrometer on 
the PDP measured a significant increase in payload bay pressure. 

SPACECRAFT Yes, that's interesting isn't it? Yes we often 



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think that that's just a lot of water steering out the side 

iSi^i/^?^K l00k . 0Ut th# left 8ide and got *™* blackness 
against which the water was contrasted it just looks like a real 
heavy forceful bli„ard and looks like all the dtopLts are ab£u*t 

SM 1 !* °f^ a J b i! 8 ; And 1 gue3a the water w * 8 Probably ice, 

cause I noticed that after the dump is over there is a few 

residual pieces floating around and some of them just float 

around and randomly flash the window in the regular and crystal 
in shapes, and frosted like ice. crystal 

S^f^K * , 0kay thank you ' aether comment here for you, is 
we'll be doing a VTR playback at Hawaii of forward flight deck 

pla?bJ2k Jack! y ° U " We " ready f ° r the start of 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and Gordo's diggng it out right now. 

tmi st be around 10 minutes or so, are you going to be able to 
feet? 1 try t0 Pick ° Ut the bes t of that 100 

CAPCOM If you could, we'd like you to pick out the best 

because we have about 6 minutes at Hawaii Gordo. 

reafqSick? ° Kay ' d ° 68 anybody know how m *ny f ^t 6 minutes is 

r«n?2 M ™, am m% l e checkin 9' I'" get that to you Gordo. Also, 

™2m -S S»i" ?° U h ? V o 4? e give us the actual "ET in which you 
enabled TR1 channel 2 this morning? 

Sf iSf °2i^ T T . SUre C3n ' jUSt a sec °nd. It's dark here right now 

Australia is that about right? 

CAPCOM That's affirm, your crossing the Southwest coast. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, well I saw a big city down there. 
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SPACECRAFT Okay, I saw a big city down there and we'd like to 
eay howdy to all the good folks in Perth, Australia. 

CAPCOM We copy, thank you. 

™ C !? RAPT ■ A special howdy to the plane training wing there at 
REP Piers where I spent a couple of pleasant days last about a 
year ago. That MET of enable is 4 days 22 hours and 47 minutes 
the forward light status was on, 0 N. 

CAPCOM Okay, thanks a lot Gordo. Columbia, 1 minute to 

go. We're told that there's a decal on top of those cassettes 
that would tell you minutes left. You might use that as a gouge 
and in answering your thermal question is the attitudes are real 
good, the thermal temperatures appear to stablize and flatten out 
yesterday about mid day and they're slightly warmer than the 
predictions. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, good, I'm glad to hear that. You got any 
predictions on difficulties of the payload bay doors like we had 
from tail sun? 

CAPCOM we'll talk about that and get back with you at 

Hawaii if there are any. We're 30 seconds LOS and next is Hawaii 
n 11 minutes. 

SPACECRAPT Okay, we'll be ready with the TV Steve, thank 
you . 

CAPCOM Correction, that's 18 minutes. 

PA0 , This is Shuttle Mission Control, we've had loss of 

signal at Yarragadee and the flight path this time misses the S- 
band station at Orroral Valley and we won't acquire signal again 
for another 17 minutes as the vehicle passes over Hawaii and 
during that pass there will be a downlink of video cassette 
recording of flight DAC activities taken by the crew earlier this 
morning. Mission elapsed time 5 days 1 hour 33 minutes. This is 
Shuttle Mission Control. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 
Mission elapsed time 5 days 1 hour 49 minutes. We're about a 
minute and 1/2 away from acquisition of signal through Hawaii and 
* L ng this pass wel11 have the about 6 minutes of downlink video 
of TV recorded on the flight deck earlier this morning. What we 
expect to see is principally the forward flight deck commander 
and pilot positions and some testing of caution and warning light 
systems that was connected by the crew early after the sleep 
period and just before breakfast this morning. The duration of 
this pass in Hawaii is a little more than 6 minutes and we will 
acquire signal there in about a minute. Columbia on its 83rd 
r rbit of the Earth. We have acquired the telemetry data and 
*e 11 have a voice contact momentarily. Mission elapsed time 5 
days 1 hour 50 minutes this is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Hawaii for 6 and 1/2 

minutes, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're with you in Hawaii Steve. 

CAPCOM Copy and we're ready for you to start the VTR 

playback any time Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, the wait just a second. 

CAPCOM And we have the picture now Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Steve, what I thought I might try to do is 
we've got sequence here of Jack doing a thing and a seat and then 
it's followed by me, rider and we'll try to get them both in, 
they're, unless you can get some more dump time at Goldstone, we 
can just let them run all the way through. Stopping, of course, 
between sites or else I'll try to fast forward in the middle and 
cut out a little of the slow part till we get some of each of 



CAPCOM Okay, we'll advise you on that Gordo, 

, " A0 Shuttle Mission Control. A reminder that this is a 

v.ideo tape playback. You're not seeing a live picture now, this 
is some post 

SPACECRAFT A little audio on this, I don't know if, I'm 

.curious to hear if the audio is working because there is no way 
we can tell up here and I've been hot mike audioing all the 



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SPACECRAFT ...try to make audio all the way through this 
flight without any idea whether it's working or not. 

CAPCOM Roger, there is no audio to the downlink Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT ...real time, oh I see, that's right. It only come 

SPACECRAFT If we're going to fast forward now is about the 
time we ought to do 

CAPCOM Okay we're ready for fastforward Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that was just a guess, we'll see what we get. 

SPACECRAFT Okay now, I went right to the break here and now it 
starts with me on the second break. 

CAPCOM Okay we have the picture back now. 

£2° Shuttle Mission Control. This is a video recording 

SPACECRAFT Sure is easier than climbing around in the 
simulator isn't it. 

CAPCOM Looks real easy. 

5 A0 , Mission Pilot Gordon Fullerton at the flight 

deck. And this of course is still video tape. 

SPACECRAFT I guess we were remarking yesterday that, after 
being here, it's really going to be a grind getting back in fixed 
space and climbing up and down that ladder. 

CAPCOM Not to mention all the paper work. 

PA0 , „ > You can aee a caution and warning lamp test being • 
conducted in the flight deck of the vehicle and the cathode ray 
tube in front of Col. Fullerton while it appears to be strobing 
that s just an artifact of the TV picture which has a different 
scan rate than the cathode ray display and it doesn't really look 
that way in real life. 

CAPCOM Gordo, after LOS from Hawaii, let's just stop the 

playback and we'll try to start it up again at Goldstone. We 
think we'll have that. 

SPACECRAFT Oh r okay. Well, we'll see how it goes here. That 
way we miss a little of Jack which is actually when he climbed 
out of the seat. I'm about to wind it up here in the end of the 
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CAPCOM Okay we' re one minute LOS now. 

SPACECRAFT I want to give you a little addendum here. We have 
got a little food I guess food preparation here that's set on the 
next sequence here. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we're 20 seconds LOS. We'll pick you 

up in the states in about 3 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM And you can stop the playback now. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll stop it. When we come back, do you wart 
to keep going as it was here or rewind to get the part we've had 
forwarded. 

CAPCOM We'll try to keep going Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we got we'll just sit right here until you 
give us a holler. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control. Loss of signal through 

Hawaii. We reacquire over Buckhorn in 2 1/2 minutes. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control. Mission Elapsed Time 5 

days 1 hour 58 minutes, Columbia on it's 83rd orbit of the 
earth. The mission management team has concluded a meeting 
reviewing weather conditions and has determined to make a nominal 
landing at White Sands on Monday at 1:27 Central time. We'll 
reacquire signal in one minute through Buckhorn. And we will 
have mor* video tape downlink replay over the continental United 
States during this pass. And we should have contact with the 
vehicle again in less than a minute. Mission Elapsed Time, 5 
days 1 hour 59 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. I've got you back through the 

states for 15 ninutes. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Steve we're with you. 

CAPCOM And we're not ready for the playback. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 



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CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston we're ready for the playback. 

Columbia, Houston we're ready to start the playback. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control, we'll have voice 

contact momentarily, to repeat that earlier anouncement tho 
mission management team has determined at this point to press for 
9 nominal landing Monday at White Sands. 

SPACECRAFT should be getting it now Steve. 

CAPCOM We've got a picture. 

PAO This downlink television showing one of the earlier 

meal periods on board the vehicle. 

SPACECRAFT Better cut that Steve, can you hear me, breaking up 
a little bit. 



CAPCOM Columbia, Houston we've got a nose sun maneuver for 

you to dress up the attitude which is coming up in the next 
couple of minutes, be ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Just a sec. Okay Houston, we had a super view of 
West coast we can see clear down to Salton Sea with the Baja down 
in the Baja Peninsula, we just came over Edwards Air Force Base, 
and now over Lake Mead in Las Vegas. 

CAPCOM Sounds like quite a view. It's gonna be cloudy 

when you get down by Houston, it's raining here today and I have 
that attitude if you're ready to copy Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead Steve. 

CAPCOM Okay, for the nose sun maneuver, roll 166.1, pitch 

5.7, and yaw 2.5, we'd like you to maneuver now as soon as you 
can using DAP B auto normal then initiate 2 times orbital rate 
rotation at 2 hours and 20 minutes, using DAP A auto normal, 
ever. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I got it and I'll do it. 

CAPCOM Thank you. That almost looks like fun. And 

Columbia, we've lost the picture. Jack, I do have an answer for 
you on a previous question about closing the doors. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM we do not anticipate any problems with the doors 

because their present temperature is warmer right now then they 
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successfully the last time. However, we will come back to you 
with more detail and 4f any malfunction procedures would be 
required other than those you have on board, we'll give them to 
you. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's good news. Thank you Steve, and good 
answer. 

SPACECRAFT This gonna do it for the downlink, or you want to 
keep? 

CAPCOM Gordo, that'll do it and the TV system is yours. 

And Columbia, Houston, the TV is yours now. 

SPACECRAFT Looks like we're right over St. Louis now Steve, 
looks like a beautiful clear day there in St. Louis. 

CAPCOM it appears from our satellite weather map the 

cloudiness starts down in Northern Mississippi or somewhere 
Jack. Did you copy the TV is yours now? 

SPACECRAFT I didn't get that, that's all you need for downlink 
light? 

CAPCOM That's it, thank you very much those were good 

tapes. 

SPACECRAFT You're welcome. 
SPACECRAFT Houston, Columbia. 
CAPCOM Go ahead. 

SPACECRAFT A couple words for Dr. Morrison. The EEVT PI, his 
machine seems to be working, generally we have yet to see a 
single drop spilled anywhere. I'm working on the red blood cells 
right now and I'm seeing just the one band, I'm led to believe 
there might be two separate bands of blood cells, but I'm only 
seeing one, it's about between, 5 millimeters thick a little 
interesting (garbled) and it's moving along at about 10 
millimeters per 10 minutes. 

CAPCOM Okay, they copied that, thank you Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT Just had the (garbled) twenty minutes and it's at 
the 50 millimeter mark, it took a big jump at first about one 
millimeter per minute speed 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT Steve, do say hello to the folks in (garbled) I'll 
be remembering them. 



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CAPCOH Sure will. 

SPACECRAPT (garbled) be right where you are right 
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SPACECRAFT Probably right now won't you? 
« 

CAP COM Say again, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Guess tomorrow, you'll be right where you are right 
now, won't you? 

CAPCOM Probably so. 

SPACECRAFT Same here. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, would you select DAP A please 

that'll get our deadbands down to 1 degree and hold us a little 
tighter in attitude. 

SPACECRAFT ^kay, and that'll be making us ready for the 
maneuver too, won't it? 

CAPCOM That is correct. 

SPACECRAFT Just right now we got boom boom. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 30 seconds LOS now. We'll pick you 

up next at Dakar in 6 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT See you at Dakar Steve. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control at 5 days 2 hours 19 

minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Concluding a fairly 
long pass over the continental United States. Reacquire again in 
about 5 and 1/2 minutes through Dakar and through Ascension 
Island for another relative long acquisition of signal period 
coming up. And the crew activity plan reflects a. Mission 
commander, Jack Lousma, doing some payload operations with the 
induced environmental contamination monitor while the mission 
plans have scrubbed the deployment of the IECM. The experiment 
will never the less acquire data during this flight. Meanwhile, 
pilot Gordon Fullerton will be down in the Shuttle mid deck doing 
some meal preparations. Columbia at its 83rd orbit of the 
Earth. Once again, the mission management team l-s determined to 
opted for a nominal landing at White Sands at 1:27 p.m. central 
time Monday. Data indicating that weather will support that 
plan. And once again, the combined time of STS-1 and STS-2 was 4 
days .12 hours and 34 minutes. And STS-3 has now far exceeded the 
combined time on the airframe of the vehicle for the first two 
flights. Mission elapsed time is now 5 days 2 hours 21 minutes 
this is Shuttle Mission Control. Shuttle Mission Control. 5 
days 2 hours 25 minutes. Standing by for acquisition of signal 
through Dakar and an overlap of AOS with the Ascension Island 
station gives us about 10 minutes of contact in all during this 
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CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Dakar and Ascension for S 

minutes total. * 

SPACECRAFT Hello Brewster, we're reading you at Dakar and 
Ascension, 

CAPCOM Okay, read you five by, Jack. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Clearly not a lot of 

dialogue between the crew and the CAPCOM during this pass. Jack 
Lousma, once again, is involved in the induced environmental 
contamination monitor experiment and Gordon Fullerton in the mid 
deck of at the galley preparing for the noon meal the lunch meal 
onboard the Columbia. Also upcoming is some 16 mm camera set up 
for some documentatary photos onboard and Gordon Fullerton will 
be doing some more work with the electrophoresis experiment 
validation test. All 8 samples planned for the EEVT have been 
acquired the 8th having been done earlier this morning and Gordon 
Fullerton will be freezing some of those samples for to preserve 
them for further scrutiny once they are returned to the principle 
investigators. 

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PAO ...downlink data are now being processed through 

the Ascension Island S band station and being looked at by the 
flight controllers here in the Mission Control Center. 7 minutes 
remain in this pass at 5 days 2 hours 28 minutes this is Shuttle 
Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds LOS. Botswana 

is next in 5 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay see you there. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Have acquisition of 

signal in about a minute through Botswana. Columbia on it's 83rd 
orbit. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson is in the Mission Control 
Center with many of the members of the Silver Team. Neil 
Hutchinson the lead Flight Director for STS-3 and now involved in 
the debriefing process with Flight Director Harold Draughon and 
his team and we'll be having handover here in about an hour in 
the Harold Draughon change of shift briefing for the press will 
occur we believe on time at 2:00. We should have voice contact 
momentarily through Botswana. This is Shuttle Mission Control at 
5 day3 2 hours 40 minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Botswana for 5 1/2 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We're hearing you through Botswana 
Brewster. Hm, the lights went out outdoors. Went dark. 

CAPCOM Okay. And you're 5 by. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and we just completed 16 mm of the PGU setup 
and Gordo is completing his electrophoresis and looks like we're 
right on time. 

CAPCOM That's good to hear Jack. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Jack Lousma remarking 

that they had set up 16 mm camera for documentation of the plant 
growth unit heat flex experiment In the middeck U.o 3h is the 
germination of sun flower seeds in various levels of moisture. 
Another 3 1/2 minutes of AOS of acquisition of signal through 
Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 25 seconds LOS. 

Yarragadee is next in 13 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster. See you at Yarragadee. 
CAPCOM See you there. 



CAPCOM 



Columbia, Houston with you through Yarragadee for 7 



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minutes. 

* 

SPACECRAFT Okay through Yarragadee. We were just making 
dinner here. 

CAPCOM Looks like time for lunch. That's right Jack. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston, we're 10 seconds LOS so see you 

next in Guam at 7 minutes. 

p AO Shuttle Mission Control 5 days 3 hours 12 

minutes. Just a minute away from acquisition of signal through 
Guam. Duration of that pass will be about 3 1/2 minutes. It's 
meal time onboard Columbia right now so we really don't think 
there's going to be a terrific amount of dialog between the 
ground and the crew. This will be the last pass for Harold 
Draughon and the Crystal Team and between Guam and the next AOS 
at Hawaii, Plight Director Neil Hutchinson and the Silver Team of 
flight controllers will assume responsbili ty for this flight. 
The meal period goes on for about another 45 minutes and 
following it there's a rather significant event having to do with 
the payload bay doors having been in this cold soak attitude the 
flight control team is extremely anxious to see what the product 
of the payload bay door tests are going to be here this 
afternoon. We're AOS at Guam and standing by for contact with 
the crew. Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Guam for 3 1/2 minutes. 

Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we read you loud and clear Brewster. 
CAPCOM Read you 5 by Jack, how's lunch? 



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"TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t272j GMT 86:19:13 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, our data doesn't show us that the 

high load duct heater is turned on called out for on paqe 100 of 
the CAP, we'd like you to check that. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, we purposely didn't turn it on, Brewster, we 
know you didn't want to interrupt lunch and we were willing to do 
it at 30 so it'll only be on for 1/2 hour but if you want it on 
for 45 minutes we'll do it now. I noticed that we'd have it on 
about an hour if we did what it said and.vo kr.-.? you weren't 
trying to interrupt our lunch, but I really didn't mind going up 
and putting it on. In fact, I'm in there right now and I'll do 

CAPCOM Thank you Jack. 

SPACECRAFT High load duct heater's in baker now. I just got a 
thermal evaporator message and I'm looking at spec 88, some low 
temps, off scale low on high load outboard nozzle and high load 
inboard outboard ducts. Want to take a look at those, Brewster? 

CAPCOM we are looking at them, Jack, and we are told 

i that s a normal response. And Jack, we're 15 seconds LOS. 
Hawaii's next in 8 minutes. 

PACECRAFT Alright, see you in Hawaii. Thank you Brewster. 

CAPCOM Roger, sorry to interrupt your lunch. 

•SPACECRAFT The EEVT sample A there's all put to bed back in 
the right spots. 

CAPCOM Okay, thanks Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT (garbled) more to go. Number 7. 

PA0 Shuttle Mission Control. 5 days 3 hours 17 

minutes. Loss of signal through Guam. Acquisition again in 
about 7 and 1/2 minutes through Hawaii. Representing the last 
instance of exchange between the crew and the crystal team on 
this shift and a new capsule commanders for the oncoming silver 
team will be George Nelson and Sally Ride, flight director, of 
course, Neil Hutchinson. During that pass Gordon FuJlerton 
remarked to the ground that he had completed and stowed the 
electrophoresis validation experiment and the freezing of those 8 
collector samples have now been performed and that there 
concludes the EEVT experiment for this flight. And the data will 
be analyzed further once the samples are returned Co earth. 
Acquisition of signal in a little less than 7 minutes. At 5 days 
hours and 18 minutes this is Shuttle Mission Control with a 
iminder that off going flight director Harold Draughn will 
conduct his change of shift press conference in the Building 2 



' STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRITT t272j GMT 86:19:13 PAGE 2 

News Center at 2:00 p.jn. central time. This is Shuttle Mission 
Control. This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 3 hours 25 minutes 
mission elapsed time. Columbia within 30 seconds of acquisition 
through Hawaii. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, silver teams' with you through 

Hawaii for 5 ani 1/2 minutes and I hope you enjoy your lunch. 

SPACECRAFT Hello there silver team. Welcome onboard. We are 
enjoying lunch. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT I believe you're sending a telegram message aren't 
you George? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, there's some entry weather coming 

up. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. George, I think we're going to have to stay 
up here an extra couple of days in order to get all this food 
eaten. We can't come back with a full locker you know. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, we'll put that in work. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 3 hours 29 

minutes. We're in a keyhole now at Hawaii. About 10 seconds we 
should have comm again. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPTION t273j GMT 86:19:29 PAGE 1 

JAPCOM Columbia, Houston we're 40 seconds to LOS. States 

are next at 3 plus 34. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, we'll see you at the States. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Loss of signal at Hawaii, 

next station Buckhorn in 3 minutes. The handover here in the 
control center is now complete. Plight Director Neil Hutchinson 
and the silver team having taken over from Fl'.cht Director Harold 
Draughon and the crystal team. CAPCOMs on this shift are, 
Astronauts Sally Ride, and George Nelson. At 5 days 3 hours 31 
minutes mission elapsed time, this is Shuttle Control Houston. 
This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 3 hours 34 minutes mission 
elapsed time. Columbia about 15 seconds away from acquisition 
through Buckhorn. The crew still in the lunch period. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston back with you over the States for 

16 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George, hear you loud and clear I guess I 
better go up and take a look out the window and see what the 
States look like. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, your loud and clear also. 

JPACECRAFT Hope you folks are all enjoying on the ground as 
much as we are, this is a bummer have to be standing down there 
working, but we're glad your aboard. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, we'd rather be up there with you, but 

given the other choice it's cold and rainy outside, I was iust as 
happy to be inside here. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) okay. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we got some PGU numbers and got some PGU 

numbers for you. 

CAPCOM Thank you Gordo, we're ready to copy. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, time was day 5 0235, power light's on, 26.9, 
26.7, 26.3, 26.3 26.9, 27.3 lights are all okay and the lamp 
status is on. 

CAPCOM Okay Gordo, we copy thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Got a spectacular view of the West cwast up here 
George, see it the Gulf of naja, the Raja Pennisula over at 
Edward3, Los Angeles the Sal ton Sea ami r,o forth, r^ke Mead, I.as 
Vegas . 



CAPCOM Roger Jack. 



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SPACECRAFT We just surveying the ground track we're gonna fly 
on Monday coming into White Sands, and White Sands appears right 
now to be wide open. 

CAPCOM Okay, that's good news. 

SPACECRAFT I could even see runway 17 and 23 from here. - 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Two white and two red copy lights. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo, I'd better wave off this time, wait a 

couple minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, just looking at the landing site reminded us 
of something we'd like to 

SPACECRAFT You still there Houston? 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia, Houston. We lost you there in a 

handover with Salinas Peak. How do you read now? 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Loud and clear. Looking at Northrup as we 
went by reminded us of a conversation we never really completed 
•rior to lift off. We were talking to Dave Brooks and the idea 
was to maybe revise the plan for operating the two forward facing 
DAC cameras during entry in an attempt to photograph an entire 
.run inall the way to landing from coast in... 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t274j GMT 86:19:43 PAGE 1 



^SPACECRAFT landing from coast in. As we left it. we kind of 
determined if we ran it 12 frames per second we don't have enough 
even if we cycle the (pause) Just wondered if you have any 

more chance to think about that the best way to do that and get 
the pictures all the way if we could of the track across the 
southwest there. Maybe if he's thinking about if not you might 
remind him and come back to us with a plan. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we copy, and we'l\ .Took into that and 

get back with you later. 

SPACECRAFT The optimum is a way of getting them running and 
not having to touch them after once we do it so that we don't 
mess up the plan and not it's less likely for us to make an 
error, but whatever will do the job. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo. And Gordo, one comment for you, on 

the payload bay door operations coming up. If the one degree 
deadband is causing enough jet firings to disturb your (garble) 
theodolite measurements you're go ahead you're clear to go ahead 
and open that up to 3 degrees if that will help, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, it certainly will disturb you when one goes 
off, just how long it takes everything to settle down remains to 
be seen and so we'll keep that in mind. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, just a recap of our payload bay 

door plan this afternoon. We're planning an OPS normal check as 
. per the cap, if however we do have a problem our plan is to stop 
if we have a hang up and get as much data as we can with the VTR 
the theodolite and the cameras, then to open the door back up and 
go top sun for 15 minutes and try the door again and we'll be 
staying in top sun since that will be our attitude for the rest 
of the flight, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, understand the plan George. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, Jack on the chance that we do 

need to go top sun you can just execute the auto maneuver that's 
on page 104 of the CAP, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, very well, I won't do it unless you haller 
though, right? 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. You're go to proceed to top sun after 

you've gathered the data if you have a problem with the door and 
get it back open again, over. » 

SPACECRAFT Okay, very well, understand. 

.:AI'COM Roger, and while we're talking, we've got one other 

small page on small change on page 4-102 of the CAP. We'd like 



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I ) 

to get some time on flash EVAP primary bravo. So at 410 in the 
CAP there's a callout to go to flash EVAP controller primary 
alpha to on, we'd like to change that to primary bravo to on, 
over . 

SPACECRAFT Okay, at 410 you want prim B on. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. Columbia Houston, we're 40 

seconds to LOS and Ascension is next in 13 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Alright George, we'll see you at Ascension. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia's out of range 

now, heading down the Carribean and then down the east coast of 
South America on the 84th orbit. Next acquisition through 
Ascension Island in 13 minutes. During this pass Jack Lousma 
remarked about the spectacular view of the west coast and inland 
as far as Las Vegas. He reported White Sands wide open. Said he 
could see both runways there and Gordon Fullerton remarked he 
could see the precision approach path indicator lights. We have 
some T-38's out there today shooting landings for 



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STS-J AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t275j GMT 86:19:52 PAGE 1 

...today shooting landings. Those lights are 
activated. We also passed up the plan in case the pay load bay 
doors get hung up again in a thermal situation. We plan to cycle 
those doors a procedure starting right about Ascension. If they 
get hung up the plan is to take as much data as possible with 
theodolite photography including television, then back the doors 
off open again, go to top sun for 15 minutes. At 5 days 3 hours 
52 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

J?AO This is Shuttle Control 5 days 4 hours 3 minutes 

Mission Elapsed Time. We have signal at Ascension now. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Ascension for 4 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT (garbled) 

CAPCOM Your loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT George, it don't look like this A camera is going 
to show much of the bulkhead latches in the forward because of 
^all the other equipment that's in the line of sight. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack copy that. 

ACECRAFT I don't know if the elbow camera will do any good 
but be willing to try if you think it might. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack we copy that. We're looking at it. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 40 seconds to LOS. We're 

still thinking about the cameras Jack and Botswana is next in 9 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, let me work on them some more, maybe I can 
get them. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston going over the hill, also you can 

atv.ll use the B camera the Bravo camera even though the zoom is 
not working. The camera's working fine. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

pft O This is Shuttle Control. Columbia has loss of 

signal at Ascension. Heading down on toward the tif» of Africa 
where the Botswana station will acquire in 8 minutes. 
Conversation during this pass concerning cameras available for 
the payload bay door activity. We'll got television of that 
t ;ivity in the theodolite operation at Goldstone on thi3 next 
pass over the United states. At 5 days 4 hours 8 minutes, 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t275j GMT 86:19:52 PAGE 2 

I. jsion Elaped Time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 4 hours 14 

minutes Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia is approaching 
acquisition through Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston patched through Botswana for 2 

1/2 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Yes sir, George. Loud and clear. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack and on the television cameras, we think 

the elbow camera would be okay to use and it's really your choice 
on what gives us the best data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Camera A really gets good pictures of the 
aft bulkhead. Try the elbow camera. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. One point of information. If 

you do have any trouble with the payload bay doors, we're not in 
any rush. We think since the OMS engines are not very cold 
anyway we can drop the OMS burn without much loss of data. So 
there's no rush to get the doors done if you do have any 
juble. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we won't proceed if we have any questions at 
all. We'll wait for you okay. 

CAPCOM Roger that. And Jack, also at your convenience, 

we d like to get the shutters cycled on both the star trackers 
again. And also we've 50 seconds left in this pass and the next 
pass is Guam at 4:45. At that time we'll be reading up the OMS 
pad for the burns. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t279j GMT 86:21:13 PAGE 1 

SPACECRAFT Payload latches are coming now, in few seconds 
till they get open then we'll open the other door. Okay, the 
latches are open. 



SPACECRAFT And smae all onboard. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston that's it for the TV pass 

this time and thanks alot it was really fantastic. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, that was a little luck involved there with 
the timing but we're glad it worked out. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston the UHF voice check through 

Salinas Peak how do you read? 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Salinas Peak on the UHF 

check how do you read? 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Houston update on the game at 

halftime it's North Carolina beating 31-29. 

SPACECRAFT That sounds like a good one. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, some information after the OMS burn 

this afternoon we're planning on staying on 2 GNC GPCs. Our 
consumables look good and we plan on that configuration for the 
rest of the flight, over. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) about that. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, one last note this pass. I've got 

the latest MET of disable for the PDP tape recorder. 

SPACECRAFT Go on with it George. 

CAPCOM Roger, that's at time 6 hours and 15 minutes and on 

one other note we'd like you to read the monitor level on track 
16 before you disable that channel, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 16 (garble) it's at 615 (garble) MET disable 
and take a look at track 16. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Jack for the payloads we just want to 



CAPCOM 



And Columbia we're all set for the door opening. 
Okay, 3 2 1 mark. 



SPACECRAFT 



CAPCOM 
us. 



And Columbia all the direct cop' acts look good to 



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make sure that we get that monitor level read before we switch 
the channel off. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. This theodolite takes me back to the days 
with the Oregon state highway department. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we're 1 minute to LOS Botswana is next 

at 5 plus 50 and I think we can probably fix you up with the 
Oregon state highway department when you get back if you're 
interested. 1 

SPACECRAFT It's always a good idea to have a skill in your hip 
pocket right George. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack. 

l k0 , This is Shuttle Control. Merritt Island station 

has loss of signal. Columbia is moving down the ground track is 
moving down the east coast of Central America. It'll slice 
across South America on it's 85th orbit out into the south 
Atlantic and the next station will be Botswana for a very short 
pass, just slightly over 1 minute. Spectacular television durinq 
this pass over the United States. Great view of the Salt-on Sea, 
the gulf of lower California and of the payload bay door 
opening. The INCO on this shift Jay Connor was operating camera 
delta in the payload bay during that television pass. As we lost 
signal Gordon Fullerton remarked that the activities he's 
concerned with now took him back to his days with the Oregon 
state highway department. That was presumably a summer job while 
he was a student. He using the theodolite that's a surveyor's 
instrument that he apparently used in that job. We're 26 minutes 
away from acquisition at Botswana at 5 days 5 hours 24 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t278j GMT 86:20:54 PAGE 1 



PAO resulting orbit expected to be 133 by 125 nautical 

miles. We're 13 minutes away from acquisition on the west coast 
of the United States. At 5 days 4 hours 55 minutes mission 
elapsed time this is Shuttle Control Houston. This is Shuttle 
Control at 5 days 4 hours 59 minutes mission elapsed time. The 
change in velocity on that first OMS burn, the 2-second burn, 
will be 1.8 feet per second and for the 2nd burn, the 14 second 
burn, 12 feet per second. This is Shuttle Control. This is 
Shuttle Control at 5 days 5 hours 7 minutes mission elapsed 
time. Standing by for acquisition through Buckhorn with 
television from the Goldstone station. We're about 30 seconds 
away. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you through the states for 14 

minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Okay, we're hearing you George. We're taking our 
time here. We got all the theodolite readings just fine and we 
just couldn't open the doors and certainly get a 16 millimeter 
camera set up we thought it'd make a nice picture with the blue 
ocean in the background as it opens up. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, and we're seeing some good live TV 

now. 

SPACECRAFT Alright, now. Going on flight deck for a minute 
and then we'll holler while I open the door. 

CAPCOM Okay. And Columbia Houston, we'd like to make sure 

that we see the doors open so give us a word when 

you're gonna start, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we're ready to do it and if you'll you want 
us to start the camera or have you got the one picked out there? 

CAPCOM Roger, standby 1. Columbia Houston, which camera 

would you recommend? 

SPACECRAFT Probably the. D camera will look a lot better for 
you George. Hooked the delta camera around there maybe we can do 
it. The delta camera is all set up for you George, right now. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we're seeing it now and you're go. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, understand you got the D camera, right? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative, we've got a good* shot. 

SPACECRAFT Wake up the aim arm little for you and here she 

Dmes. 321 mark. We're just coasting in just as they come 

open. That's really spectacular. Looks like the or is 

that the California. 



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wAPCOM Roger, Gordo, we saw the coast go by. it is 

spectacular. 

SPACECRAFT There's Santa Barbara down there, and have a good 
look at this ranch and Los Angeles is dead a stern. We can see 
the south bay area and Long Beach harbor. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT And you should be able to see just coming by the 
left wing tip the Sultan Sea right now. 

CAPCOM Roger, we see it now. 

SPACECRAFT Starboard wing tip, actually, and the Imperial 
Valley, the vegetable farms there. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, these are really spectacular 

pictures. The best we've seen so far. 

SPACECRAFT Let's see. Aim D camera left a little bit and 
you'll see the upper reaches of the gulf of California there. 
There we go. I believe that's Porta a fishing spot. 

; "*PCOM Roger. And Columbia Houston, we'd like to see the 

w jrt door open also if we could. 

SPACECRAFT Alright I'll get back to work. 

CAPCOM Sorry about that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay the latches are coming now. Be a few seconds 
till they get open, then we'll open the other door. The latches 
are open. 

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SPACECRAFT pulse. 0.0, delta V Y is -1.8, and delta V Z is 
0. 091189 and 069, 1.8 02 + 01.70 + 0.36 + 0.47, 133 by 125. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, that's a good read back, and on the 

Clip side I've got the data for burn 2. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, go ahead with burn 2. 

CAPCOM Roger, pitch + 0.2 + 5.1,. jig '05060404, delta VX + 

00.0, delta VY -12.0, delta VZ +0.0, burn attitude 09X189069, 
delta V total 12.014 + 11.32 + 2.41 + 3.17, HA 133, HP 125, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that's +0.2 +5.1, 2 balls 5060404, plus 3 
125 1S " 12 *° + 0, °' 091189069 ' 12 - 014 + H32 + 241 + 317, 133 by 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack, and that's a good read back. And just 

for your information, noticed the burn was out of plane and 
that's to optimize our X CG for entry. 

SPACECRAFT Yea, I noticed that, okay, understand, thank you 
George. We got the pass here. 

CAPCOM Roger, we're 50 seconds to LOS, Gordo. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) . You're probably going to disappoint a 
lot of thermal people but make a lot of astronauts happy, the 
doors as near as I can tell are no different and any of the 
latches as far as which one is going to get there first and 
they re all coming down on exactly the zero deflection trajectory 
right at point alpha. 1 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, that's good news and with 20 seconds 

left I d like to have you verify a switch for me please on Rll. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM That's DFI wideband mission power should be off. 

SPACECRAFT Yes it is. OFF, off. 

CAPCOM Roger, copy, and going over the hill, just an 

update. North Carolina is leading Houston 14 to 4. 

SPACECRAFT They're just getting started. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Columbia has moved out of 

range at Guam. Next acquistion through Buckhorn and vandenberg 
we 11 have at Goldstone, rather, we'll have television at 
Goldstone of the theodolite operations and the door operations. 
We came up at Guam the port door was closed and latched, the 
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checking the latches that procedure called out in the crew 
activity plan. Gordon Fullerton reporting no problems with the 
payload bay doors. No thermal problems after close to 80 hours 
no sun. We passed up the pad for the orbital maneuvering systems 
burn. That burn 1 hour 5 minutes away now. will be out of plane 
consists of actually 2 firings. The first one 2 seconds and the 
crew will wait 4 minutes and then fire for 14 seconds. Resulting 
orbit expecting to be 133 by 125 nautical miles. We're 13 
minutes away from acquisition on the west coa r ,t of the United 
States at 5 days 4 hours 55 minutes mission elapsed time this is 
Shuttle Control Houston. 



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^ TS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t276j GMT 86:20:17 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM ...convenience, we'd like to get the shutters 

cycled on both the star trackers again. And also we're 50 
seconds left in this pass and the next pass is Guam at 4:45 and 
at that time we will be reading up the OMS pad for the burns. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll see you at Guam. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control. Columbia heading out over 

the Indian Ocean now out of range of Botswana. Misses the 
Australian tracking stations on *-his orbit. The next station is 
Guam in 27 minutes. Crew conducting pay load bay door cycling. 
We've informed them that if they have any problems to take their 
time. The orbital maneuvering system engine burn scheduled for 
this afternoon is not that big of a priority now. That engine is 
not very cold and that this test is a cold restart test. At 5 
days 4 hours 19 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. This is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 4 hours 44 

minutes Mission Elapsed Time. Columbia will soon be acquired at 
the Guam tracking station. The crew should be in the midst of 
u .he payload bay door cycle test. We'll standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Guam for 7 minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We got you at Guam. We got the port door 
"closed and latched, that was got the starboaxj door down close 
taking a look at the center line latches right now. I have an 
ETI on the monitor two we've got a view for you. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack and we've got no TV over Guam. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, I (garbled) with you. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We'd like to get the pad up for 

the cold OMS engines restart valve at this pass if we could. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garbled) 

SPACECRAFT Okay I got a pad right here . Go ahead 

George. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. First on the top, there is no blank, 

but we'd like you to put the TV roll to 139 degrees and that's to 
optimize our maneuver back to top sun. • 

"SPACECRAFT All right you set the TV roll at 139, say again 
about top sun. 



CAPCOM 



Roger Jack and that's just to optimize our maneuver 



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back to top sun. 
SPACECRAFT Oh, okay. 

CAPCOM Okay and here comes the PAD trimload 0.2 5.1 weight 

218650 TIG 005 06 00 00. Delta VX 0.0 -1.8 0.0. Your burn data 
roll 091 189 069 Delta V total 1.8 02 +01 .70 +0.36 +0.47 HA is 
133 HP 125. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay I copy TV roll of 139. Gimbal tram mode 0.2 
and + 5.1. 218650 005 06 00 00. 0.0 Delta VY is -1.8 and Delta 
VZ is 091 189 069 1.8 02 +01 .70 

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8T1-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPTION t2IOj GMT •€i21t24 PA08 1 

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SPACECRAFT Jack, w.'r. 15 ••condi to LOS. Tht BBVT 

P ?° . . ThU U Shuttle Control at 5 days 5 houra 45 
■inut« that was not a liv. tranani.sion a f. ..condi ago 
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Botswana station for a 1 .inut. u sicond low'.l.v.tio? p^ss? 

CAPCOM Coluabia, Houston through Botswana for 1 »inut.. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, h.llo Owrgi through Botswana w. ar. 
■ian.uv.ring to th. burn attitud.. I notic. 1 disparity and that 
in ^Vl^ PA0 ■ttitud. and th. on., that w.^pJtld ba.Jd 
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IW. got load«d w. got th. l.ft 0N8 s«l.ct»d plat.. 

youW^gSt/Si." 10 M%COn6t W and y ° U,rt 90 with th * 

SPACECRAFT I'v. 1 correction plus 5 point 1. Wait lt*m 2 1 a 
Siu.V 7 IG l f hour « hours'. An? &u v\ of 

Plus 0 «inus 1.8 and plus 0 wh.n w. calculate on thos. nu«b.?s. 

£tfi2!L ^~»,J15Z5i' Jack nu>b#r " 9ood, FIDO r.ads you'r. 
attitud. looks good and you'r. go for th. burn. 

gi»Kfch.?;. Cor th# burn - Thank you G * or ^- And - 

CAPCOM okay, th.y had a good giabal ch.ck and Hawaii is 

SPACECRAFT S«« you th.r«, Gaorg.. 

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•Tt-3 AXft/QROOMD TAWWCKIFTIOII t280j OMT 16 1 21 1 24 FAOB 2 

SPACECRAFT That's affirmative TV roll of 13 9. 

CAPCOM Rogar, we copy thank you. 

This it Shuttle Control we've had acquisition of 
signal longer than anticipated at that pass. Next acquisition to 
Hawaii in 44 and a half minutes. Hawaii pass predicted to be 
only 53 seconds long because of the elevation angle. Columbia 
will be perforating the OMS cold start maneuver at an elapsed tine 
of 5 days 6 hours even. That's 6 minutes 16 seconds from now. 
Firing of the lift Orbital maneuvering system engine first 
maneuver the burn duration is 2 seconds with a delta V change of 
velocity of 1.8 feet per second. Crew will then wait 4 minutes 
then fire the engine again for 14 seconds with a delta V of 12 
feet per second. This burn is in an out-of-plane attitude. At 5 
days 5 hours 54 minutes mission elapsed time this is Shuttle 
Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t282j GMT 86:22:43 PAGE 1 



CAPCOM Roger, ^copy 0 6 14 nnd monitor level 3 thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Also, this old machine has pretty good alignment 
evidently, my initial p core y core averaged out to be p core of 
a plus .14 and a y core of a minus .02. That was without any 
adjustments at all with pitch and yaw of 9 8 0. I made one 
correction I'm watching that deadband a little bit. Looks like I 
still need a little more p core and I'll pick that up. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we're watching that and it looks real 

good to us too and SUSIM reports they're getting good data. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, we may have goofed up a little data post 
burn. We followed the Orbit ops postburn checklist and put the 
DFI recorder to high sample right after the second burn. Then we 
got to looking in the CAP and it said go to high sample at 15 
minutes after something like that and figured we probably 
somebody wanted us to be (garble) and just shut it off a few 
minutes ago. I put it back to high sample rather. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we had handover there in the middle, 

we lost about the last three sentences, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, I was just tellin' you what we did with the 
DFI recorder after the burn we followed the Orbit ops checklist 
and put it into high sample right away. We know that they said 
high sample in the CAP later on and we figured you probably 
wanted it left continuous postburn well we missed that. We put 
it back to continuous at 0 6 10 and let it run till at about 0 6 
38 and then now we're in high sample again I hope that's just the 
data we need on the OMS engine. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we copy and fire information we showed 

the we'd like you to confirm that the burn was done with the 
helium valves in GPC rather than in blowdown, over. 

SPACECRAFT No, we left the heliums closed. Is that wrong? It 
was a blowdown burn. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we copy and that's fine. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) the plan George? I think that's the way 
the burn card read anyway. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo that's no problem at all and OMS looks 

real good. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston 2 minutes left this pass. If we 

could sometime we'd like to get the tail movement down from EEVT 
sample number 8, over. 



SPACECRAFT Oh, yeah, we'll get that and give it to you. 



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CAPCOM Roger, and there's no rush on that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Jack's going down for it. Cryo tank (garble) 
together at still 6 40. 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy. 

SPACECRAFT I don't like to keep you guys waiting George. 
Here's the sample 8 «"ita at .10 minutes zero millimeters not 
visible. At 2 0 minutes 2 and one half millimeters. At 3 0 
minutes 4 0 millimeters. At 4 0 minutes 5 0 millimeters. At 5 0 
minutes 6 0 millimeters. And there's a note here that a very 
faint second band was noted at 4 0 millimeters after 50 minutes. 

CAPCOM Roger, Jack we copy, thanks a lot. Forty seconds 

left this pass and Botswana's next at 7 plus 23. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control Buckhorn has loss of 

signal. Next acquisition will be through the Botswana tracking 
station in 34 minutes. Payloads officer Bill Boone reports that 
ground data on the SUSIM, the Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Radiance 
Monitor is looks excellant. Columbia now in orbit of 125 by 133 
nautical miles with an orbital period of 1 hour and 29 minutes 24 
seconds. At 5 days 6 hours 50 minutes mission elapsed time this 
is Shuttle Control Houston. 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t283j GMT 86 i 22: 50 PAGE 1 

PA0 At 5 days 6 hours 50 minutes mission elapsed time 

this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

This is an audio check on a PAO commentary line 10 
98765432 1. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 7 hours 22 

minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia in it's 86th orbit coming 
up on acquisition at Botswana. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston coming through Botswana for about 

5 and a half minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay George loud and clear trying to figure out a 
way to get a camera on this exerciser and working on that, and a 
way to document it also. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo we copy and you're loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Jack's pretty well got it mastered if he doesn't 
fall off of it anymore and gets a pretty good head of steam on 
it. But getting cameras to point at it ic more of a challenge. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy and Bill Thornton will be happy to 

hear that. **' 

SPACECRAFT Can we give you any numbers or anything. It seems 
like it was something but I can't remember what it was. 

CAPCOM Columbia, negative I have one thing I'd like you to 

check for us on the OSS-1 tape recorder and then one short note 
from the EECOM's about filling a, couple of water bags for us and 
that's it. 

SPACECRAFT Roger. 

CAPCOM Roger, up on the OSS-1 tape recorders if you could 

check the status of the power switch. 

SPACECRAFT This is Columbia you copy? 

CAPCOM Roger, loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Power switch is 0 N. Did I miss that or something? 

CAPCOM Negative and I'd like to check the channel 

switches. Channel 1 should be enabled with the light on and 2 
disabled with the light off. 

SPACECRAFT oh, okay. Well I have channel 1 on disabled, how 
did I get this all messed up? Do you want to go power on and 
channel 1 enabled? is that correct? 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t283j GMT 86 1 22: 50 PAGE 2 
CAPCOM Roger, that's affirmative. , 

ffiEffS*!? K° kay ,' J h ! P° wer ' 8 on, forward lights on, channel 1 
light's on, channel 1 is enabled. 

^n°!L m R °?! r ' J hen could you track se3ect n u ">ber 16 for us 
then get the monitor level. 

SPACECRAFT It's 

CAPCOM Okay, we copied 3, thank you. 

SPACECRAFT Hey, George I got a question for you. 
CAPCOM Go ahead. 

f v PA S F ; (m J d « n ;t * hin * of you'd have any objection if in 
my spare time I wont ahead and did tha'- last electrophoresis 
sample number 7, would you. I noticed it's not scheduled for 
tomorrow and I got time to do it tonight. r 

SJfSV. f< „. R ° 9er ' JaCk if yOU can fit that in tonight, that 
would be fine, we were gonna schedule it tomorrow, if you can 
get it in, that would be great. 

i SPACECRAFT Okay, I'll go ahead and do it, thank you. 

S£ P ?o M f<n R09 ?^' f nd ° n the water ba 9 s ' what we'd like you to 
H l an AP< ? 1 J° type watec ba 9 and a Shuttle type drink bag? 
K! ° ne something dark in it, Strawberry or tea from 

the chiller and then document any bubbles you might have with the 

anaT?sis? e over St ° W b ° th th ° S6 cont;iiners for ground 

SS„ had^'t^e 8 ^ 63 ^ ^ S t~wberry ^ ba * that 

SSS°?ro» the SfiUrr Y ° U SUre y ° U fUled 

SPACECRAFT That's affirm. 
CAPCOM Roger. 

that EC bSr t h. ^KK? USt 9 ene 5 ally ' what ^d I can go ahead and do 
out of it now bblSS are about gone ' y° u 5et pretty pure liquid 

CAPCOM Roger, we copy that sounds good. 

5*5???T / a P° lo 9 ize ' 1 g Qt in a scramble to make that MET 
of disable and got my TR 1 and TR 2's mixed up. Sorry about 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t283j GMT 86:22:50 PAGE 3 
that. 

CAPCOM That's no problem, go ahead. 

? A 5?° M o Columbia, Houston we're 30 seconds to LOS and 

Indian Ocean is next at 7 plus 34. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t284j GMT 85:23:28 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're 30 seconds LOS and the 

Indian Ocean is next at 7 plus 34. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Botswana has loss of 

signal. The Indian Ocean station will see Columbia on this orbit 
in four and a half minutes. Columbia's pilot Gordon Fuller ton 
attempting to photographically document the commander Jack Lousma 
during his exercise period. And Jack Lousma remarked he had time 
this evening to do the electrophoresis experiment sample number 
seven, that had been an optional sample, so he will complete that 
this evening. And we've asked the crew to bring back some of the 
water from the chiller, the water that's had some bubbles in 
it. We'd like to analyze it after the mission. IOS ask in about 
three and a half minutes at 5 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes mission 
elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean for 3 and a 

half minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, read you loud and clear George. 

CAPCOM I hear you loud and clear also. Our reminder, 

we'll not be recording voice after this pass. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're one minute LOS, Hawaii's next at 8 
plus 10. 

SPACECRAFT Ok. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston you can ignore the OMS quantity 
alert you just had. 

SPACECRAFT Allright, and I'm glad you mentioned that. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, the Indian Ocean station 

has lost signal with Columbia which will begin it's 87th orbit in 
just a few minutes. Next acquisition through Hawaii in 31 and a 
half minutes, at 5 days 7 hours 38 minutes mission elapsed time, 
this is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Control, Hawaii has acquisition of 

Columbia at 5 days 8 hours 9 minutes mission elapsed time. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston with you through Hawaii for five 

minutes. 



SPACECRAFT Ok, you may hear some rumbling in the background 
that's Jack breaking up a head of steam on the treadmill and he's 



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shaking the whole cockpit doing it literally. 
CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Gordo I have a note we received from the 

tracking site in Hawaii I'd like to read up to you, if you've qot 
a minute to listen. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, Jack's not (garble), but I'll take it, unless 
you want me to get him to stop and listen. 

CAPCOM You can pass it on to him. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM The message from the station director and all the 

personnel of Hawaii tracking station. They say we feel very 
proud to be playing a small part in this historical event, 
Columbia's first pass over the Hawaii tracking station yesterday 
brought a lot of cheers over our station when we heard Blue 
Hawaii being played by Jack and Gordon. And we sincerely 
appreciate being recognized by the crew. And it's signed Aloha, 
Mahalo, and God's speed, over. 

SPACECRAFT Tell Aloha from Columbia in return, thank you very 
j much for nice work. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston have some water dump numbers for 

you when you're ready. 

SPACECRAFT Allright, just a minute Ok, go ahead George. 

CAPCOM Roger, like to dump tank bravo to 0 percent, tank 

alpha to 90 percent, over. 

SPACECRAFT Ok, dump her on down to A, that's A 90 percent 
The IMU align, you think it'll ever be required, I mean the 
maneuver? 

CAPCOM Standby. Columbia, Gordo that's affirmative we 

will need to do the maneuver for the IMU alignment. 

SPACECRAFT Ok . 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t285j GMT 87:00:14 PAGE 1 

CAPCOM is zero percent, tank alpha through nine zero 

percent. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, dumper on down to a ninety percent. The IMU 
align, do you think that will be required, I mean the maneuvers? 

CAPCOM Stand by. Columbia Gordo, that's affirmative, you 

will need to do the maneuver for the IMU alignment. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM And Columbia we're 30 seconds to LOS, Santiago is 

next at 8 plus 35. And Jack's exercise seems to have no effect 
on the SUSIM. I looks like its right on. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and I wanted to ask you about that wheather 
it slose enough for government work here. They're generally less 
than 3 hundredths of a degree. 

CAPCOM Roger that looked real good. See you at Santiago. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Hawaii has loss contact 

now with the Columbia. During this pass we CAPCOM, George 
Neilson read up a message from the employees at the Hawaii 

racking station thanking Columbia's crew for downlinking the 
».usic Blue Hawaii to them yesterday while they were over that 
station. Columbia now on orbit 87, with next acquisition through 
Santiago, Chile in 19 minutes and 20 seconds. At 5 days 8 hours 
16 minutes mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 8 hours 35 

minutes mission elapsed time. Santiago is about to acquire 
Columbia. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay glad to hear you George for 5 and a half 
minutes. All is well. 

CAPCOM Roger that and you're loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we cranked up the exercise and I've got 10 

minutes on and Gordo's getting his exercise right now. It really 
works good. 

CAPCOM Roger that's good to hear. * 

">ACECRAFT You'll pass on my complements to Bill Thornton, you 
«on t have to use hands to hold on to anything, the force straps 



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™i ?^° d ' X° U ° Un run as fast or slow as y° u w ant to and you 
seem to work up a sweat and it gives your legs good exercise" 

CAPCOM Okay Jack and we'll pass that on. 

SPACECRAFT We even got some TV of it. 

CAPCOM That's great Jack. Columbia Houston, Jack I've oo«- 

?he?ef 6 Switches °" R1 ' cr *° heater switches if you're up 9 

SPACECRAFT Okay, fine we'll head in that direction. 

S22f°?« k - ?? 9er * ° Ur Plan is to get one of the cr *o systems 
lSSli -5S°? 10 f° we can ^t some data at those low 

liS 25V\ 0rder t0 help US do that we would to get the 

02 and H2 heaters on tank 3 to OFF. 

SPACECRAFT Okay that was 3 switches. On 02 tank 3 heater A 
auto L^fff 1 "^ ° ff ' thS H2 tank heaters both wen? ?roS 

?A? C ?^n t a *°9 er i ack t and we see U d °wn here and that should 
let tank 4 get down to about 10 percent. 

SPACECRAFT Okay good. 

• AndJack 0ne more note ° r: interest. Georgetown 

SPACECRAFT And that's going to be played tommorrow? 
CAPCOM That's Monday, Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Oh Monday. That wasn't a very high scoring game 
but it was a good one, I bet you. 9 g 

?^ M ,k . 1,11 bet U was * And Columbia, Jack, one moro 
thing that you can pass on to Gordo. The six frames per second 
SL^r^ I 6 m 4 imeters is °kay with us. That IhoSld glv? you 
about 16 minutes of film and that's not going to be quite onouqh 
to get down from the first roll reversal that occurs at 19 to 20 

TrS n ordL P ^°? t0 touch(k > wn ' So you'll have to cycJe ?ho cameras 
in order to insure covery rollout. Over. 

thl a "2 WQ u°V ld sfcart Picking up the coast and we hit 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT t286j GMT 87:00:39 PAGE 1 



1 aCECRAFT Okay, I guess what we'd really like to do is just 
turn them on and we can start picking up the coast and we hit the 
coast around MACH 14 over L.A. So we want to turn them on 
sometime before that. And maybe 1f we turn them on about the 
time we were able to see the coast on the T.V. camera and the 60 
mm anyway, then we could just leave them run all way, and then be 
about riyht, is that correct, or is that done wrong? 

CAPCOM Standby Jack, we'll check that number for you. 

SPACECRAFT Yeah, I'd like a MACH number which is a 16 minutes 
from wheel stop date for example. 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll cover that. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that would give us an idea when to turn them 
on and then we wouldn't have to cycle them cause that's a hard 
thing to remember as it is. 

CAPCOM Roger. Columbia we're 45 seconds to LOS. Botswana 

1s next at 8 + 57. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And I haven't been able to get to the EEVT 
yet, you may have to think about working that in tomorrow. 

'COM Roger, Jack, we already got it worked in if you 

need it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that leaves an hour and a half of wasted or 
better so it looks like we probably won't get time to make it 
ton i ght . 

CAPCOM We copy, that's no problem. 

PAO This is shuttle control, Columbia is out of range 

at Santiago. Heading toward acquisition through Botswana in 15 
and a half minutes. Pilot Gordon Fullerton is exercising at this 
time. Jack Lousma completed his exercise period a little while 
ago. He reports the exerciser works good, wanted that message 
passed on to astronaut Bill Thornton, a medical doctor who 
designed the exerciser. It's an apparatus with straps, allows 
you to jog in place. It does not have a treadmill device or a 
slippery floor surface. It just allows the subjec to joy 1n 
place. They remarked that they did get some television on the 
video tape recorder of the exercise. And l.ousma has asked for a 
mach number 16 minutes from wheel stop, he wants to use that as a 
guide for turning on 16 mm movie cameras in the cockpit for 
landing. He also reported he does not think he w i 1 1 ♦ be able to 
do the electrophoresis sample number 7 tonight, and that will be 
rescheduled for tomorrow. We're 14 minutes away from Botswana, 

5 days, 8 hours, 43 minutes, mission elapsed time, this is 
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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT t286j GMT 87:00:39 PAGE 2 

( ° A0 "This Is shuttle control at 5 days, 8 hours 56 

-tninutes. Columbia will lock on at Botswana in about 30 seconds. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston with you through Botswana for 5 
minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, we hear you loud and clear, how me? 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear Jack. 

SPACECRAFT We both ran like crazy forlO minutes each, but we 
didn't get anywhere. 

CAPCOM Looks like you got half way around the world to us. 
Jack , Gordo . 

SPACECRAFT That's right, don't let them forget that. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Jack, that MACH number, forgettinq the 

JollSSt 1 ^ MACH 15 and that Sh0uld C0Ver * ou trough 

SPACECRAFT Okay, MACH 15, we'll cover you through rollout, 

CAPCOM And that's at 6 frames per second on the DAC 

cameras. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, that means that they can both run 

continuously from MACH 15 and still make it to the end. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, actually I'd like to turn them on over sooner 
than that and if there was any leeway in there I'd like to know 
about it. Maybe what we need to do is cycle one time for a roll 
reversal, and then turn them on continuous. 

CAPCOM Roger, Columbia, standby, we'll check into to see 

if there's any leeway in there. 

SPACECRAFT Alrighty, thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, Jack, there's one minute of 

leeway in that number. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you very much. 

wAPCOM Roger and Columbia some information On your DFI PCM 

recorder. We've got 3 continuous runs left before the entry 

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^CAPCOM Columbia Houston. Jack, there's one minute of 

leeway in that number. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Thank you very much. 

CAPCOM Roger. And Columbia, somo information on your DFI 

PCM recorder. We've got three continuous runs left before the 
entry rewind. They're the 30 minutes for the FCS checkout and 
APU prestart. The 6 minutes for the RAD heat sink test, and 6 
minutes, again, for the RAD heat sink test ana that leaves us a 
pad of only 2 minutes so we'll have to watch that one. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We will be very careful about it. Thank you 
George. 

CAPCOM Roger. 

SPACECRAFT One thing we gave a try. at, I don't know if it has 

any chance of coming out, we stuck a hasselblad on a mount in the 
back window and I held a remote control cable during the OMS DTO 

and I'm going to try to get a little picture of the OMS firing. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy and we'd like to look at that one 

when you come down. 

SPACECRAFT Those two stars for the imu alignment are right 
where you said they were going to be George. 

. CAPCOM Roger Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I guess some things never change, huh? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Especially for you astronomers. 

CAPCOM Because we couldn't remember them if they moved. 

CAPCOM Columbia, we're 40 seconds to LOS. Indian Ocean is 

next at 9 plus 05. For your information, we sent an 
accelerometer bias of this pass and we will be sending one up 
over IOS, and at IOS we'd like somebody up in the front cockpit 
to do some OMS RCS reconfig for us. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We can handle that. Working on the IMU 
alignment right now. 

CAPCOM Copy that. * 

° A0 This is Shuttle Control at 5 days, 9 hours, 3 

..linutes mission elapsed time. At LOS Botswana, Jack Lousma was 
aligning the inertia! measurement unit. We'll have acquisition 



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it the Indian Ocean Station in just under 2 minutes. During this 
Botswana pass, Gordon Puller ton reported, he attempted to get a 
photo of the OMS test firing through the aft window. He doesn't 
know how successful he was. We'll stand by for communications 
through the Indian Ocean Station. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 7-1/2 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Indian Ocean George, we just started our 
maneuver back to top sun and it looks like you want me to get the 
trackers off now. 

CAPCOM That's affirmative Jack, and that's a thermal test 

on the star tracker. 

SPACECRAFT Oh, okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we'd like to terminate the 

interconnect at this time. That's on page 8-4 of the pocket 
checklist, and a reminder for gaging protection, we'd like to 
make sure and get the item 6 execute prior to the item 7 
execute. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I'll do that. 

CAPCOM Roger, and Gordo, after the interconnect is 

terminated, we'd like to repress both the left and right OMS 
using the helium press vapor isol B and we'd like to see that 
over the site if we could. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. (garble). How long we got? 

CAPCOM You've got 5 minutes and 40 seconds. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And George, I've got some PGU data for you 
if you will tell me how far back we need to go today, I'll read 
it up to you, or down to you, however it goes. 

CAPCOM Roger. Stand by one. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, and... 

SPACECRAFT (garble) if PROP is ready, I'll repress the left 
OMS through the B leg. 

CAPCOM Roger Gordo. We're ready for that. And for Jack, 

we'd just like the current PGU data. % 

SPACECRAFT Ok, 3, 2, 1 mark. 

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( CAPCOM So Jack, we'd just like the current PGU reading. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 321 mark. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, Jack on the PGU we'd just like 

the current readings on the, that you just took on the PGU, over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, Dave, 9 hours and 10 minutes, all the lights 
are okay. Number 7 is, (garble) Okay, I'm going to close the B 
reg 1. Opening the right OMS D-reg, 321 mark. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Gordo, we see the pressure rising. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, and Jack will come ahead with the numbers 
now. 

CAPCOM Roger, Gordo, you can close the B regs now and 

we're ready for Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, B regs closed. Okay the PGU data that I just 
read was at 509 and 10 minutes, 27.6, 28.0, 27.7, 27.7, 27.9, 
28.1, you copy? 

CAPCOM we copy Jack, thank you. Columbia, we're 50 

seconds to LOS, Hawaii is next at 9 + 43. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, sun came up, but we got a ways to go here. I 
guess we'll get there, we always roll Sunday, here. 

•CAPCOM Roger, and we're watching that printer. 

PA0 This is shuttle control, Columbia is out oe range 

at the Indian Ocean station. Spacecraft began its 00th orbit 
during acquisition at IOS. The latest readings on the plant 
growth experiment during this pass and the orbital maneuvering 
system was repcessurize that being necessary because of the test 
burn sometime ago. Next acquisition is through Hawaii in 28 
minutes, and 39 seconds. Crew about an hour and 45 mintuos away 
from retiring Com the night. At 5 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes, 
mission elapsed time, this is shuttle control, Houston. 

PA0 This is shuttle control, at 5 days, 9 hours, 36 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Columbia is over the north 
Pacific Ocean, 6 and a half minutes away from acquisition through 
Hawaii on orbit 88. Flight director Neil Hutchinson has 
rescheduled his change of shift news conference to 8:30 p.m. CST, 
in the JSC news center for the change of shift briefing with 
flight director Neil Hutchinson. This is shuttle control. 

PA0 This is shuttle control at 5 days, 9 hours, 42 

inutes, mission elapsed time. Columbia has locked on to the 
Hawaii tracking station. There's a private medical 



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-communications scheduled for the first Dart r»F hhi* 
don't expect any conversation ?or ""m?*" Sj.g'l'tSSfc. S ° 

3*22". h. lf .££2!' H ° USt ° n ' We ' re ba ° k " lth yOU at Hawail 

J^aec 

CAPCOM okay, we copy that Gordo , and we'll get to it. 

SPACECRAFT if you've got any better data here, we'll accept 
"on e B ach r of 1 " in t6rmS ° f abo ^ * ^as^oT or 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. 

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^STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t289j GMT 87:01:47 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT (garble) .03 or 4 on each of them. 
CAPCOM Okay. We copy that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, while we're thinking about that, I wonder 

if we could get the IMU torquing times. We'll pick up the angles 
on the playback. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I torqued them at- 90312 George. 
CAPCOM Copy Jack. Thank you. 

CAPCOM Columbia. Gordo, we'd like to get to null align on 

the SUSIM coming up here A7 1000 only if the D-core and Y-core or 
greater than .05. If they remain less, you can leave it as it 
for the night. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I think I'll give it a little tweak then 
because occassionally 1 is more than .05. 

CAPCOM Okay. We copy. For information, there's no 

checkpoint required for tonight. We've made very few TMBU's. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. No checkpoint. I almost forgot the tire 
) pressures George, but there it is and we've started the water 
dump and also run the fuel cell purge. How about looking at the 
fuel cells flows, will you please? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We'll look at those. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, Jack, we saw 3 good purges. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. You got your BFI container 1, 2, and 3 data 
okay? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We got that. You can go ahead and 

shut that off. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we're 50 seconds to LOS. Santiago is 

our next pass at 10:09 and it'll be our last pass of the night. 
Just a brief note of explanation on the attitudes for the OMS 
burn. We made a procedural error on the ground and read you the 
wrong attitudes for burn 1. Your onboard attitudes were 
correct. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Glad to hear we're in the right attitude 
George. Thanks a lot. 

CAPCOM Roger, and we've got our thinking figured out here 

and it won't happen again. Over. 



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CAPCOM Roger. That's low sample Jack. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

5£ Hawaii sea^'s^l « • «■*• <* 

feSBISiil- 

SiSStSs. Colum t>ia Houston through Santiago for 5-1/2 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT t290j GMT 87:02:09 PAGE I 

PAO Going to orbit 89 before going back to Santiago. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 
minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 
minutes, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay reading you loud and- cleai . how do you read 
George? 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear Jack and the teleprinter 
message right here coming up at this (garble) . 

SPACECRAFT Okay I see it and we're using the middeck speaker 
box at the moment with our headsets turned off, and the speaker 
box on the upper deck turned off, we just thought we have been 
interrupted (garble) on the speaker box and it works real good. 

CAPCOM Okay and its a real good COMM for us to Jack. One 

question for you. Could you give us the status of the C02 
absorber change out tonight. 

< SPACECRAFT Put A into B. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you. 

SPACECRAFT However there's a number 6 sitting there that 
hasn't been used. 

CAPCOM Alright we copy that, 6 is still unused. 

SPACECRAFT That's affirm. I guess we didn't need it. 
(garble) . 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston one more switch to verify. We 

would like to check if the DPI PCM recorders in low sample, over? 

SPACECRAFT That's verified, low sample. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you. 

SPACECRAFT How long are you working tonight George? 

CAPCOM This is our last pass Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Well we thank you for sticking with* us today. 

{ CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, one commont, your state 

vector stills needs some updating and we'll be working on that 
tonight. And get a teleprinter up when its good. And the ivory 
team will be releaving us and they just informed me they will be 



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watching over you real close tonight. So have a good sleep and 
look forward to working with you tommorrow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you Pinky, same here and we'll be 
hearing from the lead team in the morning (garble) it seems like 
they get the bad deal every night don't they? 

CAPCOM They say they like it. And Columbia we're 30 

seconds to LOS your vehicle configuration looks good for the 
night and goodnight guys, have a good sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Hasta manyna to all of you. 

PA0 This is Shuttle Control. Columbia out of range of 

Santiago. On the evenings last pass before the sleep period. 
Bedtime about 44 minutes from now. And Columbia i3 in 
configuration for that sleep period. Next station will be 
Santiago in i hour and 28 minutes. At 5 days 10 hours 16 
minutes, mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

PA0 . Mission Control Houston, <5 days 10 hours 20 minutes 

mission elapsed time, one more reminder that there will be the 
change of shift conference coming up in about 10 minutes in room 
135 of building 2 with offgoing flight director Neil 
Hutchinson. And chief of the medical sciences division, Dr. Sam 
Pool. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston at 5 days 31 hours 6 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We're currently on orbit number 
89. Columbia about to start a long pass out over the Pacific 
Ocean and we're still about AO minutes away from the nearest 
station where ground controllers will be getting real time 
data. The crew has just entered into their scheduled sleep 
period. And ground controllers here in Mission Control are using 
the night time hours to update the activities planned 
tommorrow. And we'll be keeping updated during the night if 
anything changes. But right now the vehicle is securely button 
down and ready for the night. At 5 days 11 hours 7 minutes, 
missin elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston, 5 days 11 hours 49 

minutes, misssion elapsed time. Just completed a pass over the 
Santiago tracking station. And data was coming down from the 
spacecraft to ground controllers here in Mission Control. The 
flight controllers... 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t291j GMT 87:03:07 PAGE 1 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 5 d lys 11 hours 49 

minutes r mission elapsed time. Jusc completed a pass over the 
Santiago tracking station. And data was coming down from the 
spacecraft to ground controllers here in Mission Control. The 
f .ight controllers will continually monitor the status of the 
vehicle through the night as it passes within range of ground 
stations that are, that can receive data which is coming down 
from the orbiter. We're currently on orbit number 89 down over 
the southern part of South America and about *-o cross out over 
the Atlantic. We'll be passing within range «^f the Ascension 
Island tracking station in about 9 minutes. Orbiter is currently 
at an altitude of 129 nautical miles and is in an orbit with an 
apogee of a 133.4 nautical miles and a perigee of 124.5 nautical 
miles. It takes 1 hours 29 minutes and 19 seconds to make an 
complete revolution. It's currently located at latitude 36.7 
south and longitude 55.1 v/est. The crew has been in their 
scheduled sleep period for only about an hour now. And the 
flight controllers in mission control continue to make updates to 
the crew activity plan for tomorrow. And scheduling the events 
on the last full day of flight which include many items and 
getting ready to come home on Monday. At 5 days 11 hours 51 
minutes mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 5 days 12 hours 5 minutes, 

mission elapsed time. Just passed out of range of the Ascension 
Island station where we had data downlinked. At the present time 
we are jurt coming to the end of the 89th orbit. Just about to 
cross out over the African continent. Columbia just a moment ago 
crossed the Greenwich Meridian and is at latitude 7.3 south. The 
vehicle is at a altitude of 126 nautical miles at the present 
time. The crew is about an hour and 10 minutes into their 
scheduled sleep period. Cabin temperature is a quite warm 86 
degrees and a humidity of 44. At 5 days 12 hours 6 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston, 5 days 13 hours 1 minute 

mission elapsed time. Columbia is on its 90th orbit of the 
Earth. Sweeping down over the South Pacific Ocean at this time 
and about half way between the Guam tracking station and that at 
Santiago, Chile. The vehicle will be passing over the Santiago 
station in about 16 minutes whore the systems onboard the 
spacecraft will be under observations by the crew here in Mission 
Control who Continue to monitor the conditions of the spacecraft 
as it flies on this evening. The crew has been asleep about 2 
hours now and the flight controllers here in Mission Control 
continue to work on teleprinter messages for sending up to crew 
in the morning the list of their days activities., 5 days 13 
hours 2 minutes mission elapsed time. This is mission control 
Houston. 



PAO Mission Control Houston, 5 days 13 hours 59 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We're currently in the crew's 



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sleep period about 5 hours left to go in that. And the shuttle 
is passing over the area of India and China at this time, we'll 
be passing over a ground station at Guam in about 15 minutes 
where data will be downlinked to the ground. And flight 
controllers here in Mission Control will continue to monitor the 
status of systems onboard the Columbia. The flight controllers 
here in Mission Control have recently been receiving weather 
status report and the outlook for Sunday should a landing be 
required for that day is good and conditions are also acceptable 
for Monday morning. Although they may hot hold for late Monday 
afternoon. And would again perhaps be acceptable on Tuesday. 5 
days 14 hours mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control 
Houston. 



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■\ STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t285j GMT 87:00*14 PAGE 1 

CAPCON is zero percent, tank alpha through nine aero 

percent. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, dumper on down to a ninety percent. The IMU 
align, do you think that will be required, I mean the maneuvers? 

CAPCOM Stand by. Columbia Gordo, that's affirmative, you 

will need to do the maneuver for the IMU alignment. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

CAPCOM And Columbia we're 30 seconds to LOS, Santiago is 

n#J, !w at -L? lu * 35 ' And Jack ' 8 «xercise seems to have no effect 
on the SUSIM. I looks like its right on. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay and I wanted to ask you about that wheather 
it , ! •2 ou 9h 'or government work here. They're generally less 
than 3 hundredths of a degree. 

CAPCOM Roger that looked real good. See you at Santiago. 

!£2 „ T ? i8 J 8 shutt }« Control. Hawaii has loss contact 

now with the Columbia. During this pass we CAPCOM, George 
Neil son read up a message from the employee* at the Hawaii 
tracking station thanking Columbia's crew for downlinking the 
music Blue Hawaii to them yesterday while they were over that 
station. Columbia now on orbit 87, with next acquisition through 
Santiago, Chile in 19 minutes and 20 seconds. At 5 days 8 hours 
16 minutes mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control 
Houston. 

PA0 t This is Shuttle Control at 5 days 8 hours 35 

minutes mission elapsed time. Santiago is about to acquire 
Columbia • 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 

minutes . 

SPACECRAFT Okay glad to hear you George for 5 and a half 
minutes. All is well. 

CAPCOM Roger that and you're loud and clear. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we cranked up the exercise and I've got 10 
minutes on and Gordo's getting his exercise right now. it really 
works good. 1 

CAPCOM Roger that's good to hear. 

SPACECRAFT You'll pass on my complements to Bill Thornton, you 
don't have to use hands to hold on to anything, the force straps 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t285j GMT 87:00:14 PAGE 2 

work good, you can run as fast or slow as vou want *« ««« 
...» to work up a swat and it *iv..°yo" ^Sod'Sx^i^ 

CAPCOM okay Jack and we'll pass that on. 

SPACECRAFT We even got some TV of it. 

£ZSu - jssz S-K/S3; .ars^sE-a jays ~ 

SPACECRAFT Okay, fine we'll head in that direction. 

SPACBCRAPT 0k«y th.t 3 .-Itch... On 02 tank 3 h.at.r » 

SPACECRAFT Okay good. 

SPACECRAFT And that's going to be played tommorrow? 

CAPCOM That's Monday, Jack. 

arc . Atpi j^y?— • ■•" «• ~'- >~ 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT t286J GMT 87:00:39. PAGE 1 
V IurS E S5?™ T «„ 1 ° U " S wh4t rMHy 11k* to do 1s Just 

t^zz fi^H w !4 c o a c.r st L a :i. p, io k1 ;i ?j h ur u x sLr.™ 

CAPCOM Standby Jack, we'll check that number for. you. 

l^«m E £S-IT * Ye ! h ! r l d l1ke a MACH number wh1 ch is a 16 minutes 
from wheel stop date for example. es 

CAPCOM Okay, we'll cover that. 

1? P Se°x M t. at 8 AT"' C ° lUmb1a W€ ' re 45 $6C0nds t0 L0S ' Bot *"«"* 

SPACECRAFT Okay. And I haven't been able to get to the EEVT 
yet, you may have to think about working that In tomorrow? 

need°1t. R ° 9er ' JdCk * " e a1ready got U " orked 1n " y°« 

beJ^n^ J!'* leaves an hour and • half of wasted or 

tJiflht! ke M probably won,t «•* time to make It 

CAPCOM we copy, that's no problem. 

Jt°S»r,t< aflrt Il!l5* is * hutt ] e control, Columbia 1s out of range 

designed the exerciser. It's an apparatus with !?i«w. 
place. They remarked that they did gat soma telavlsfon on th. 
?Jnd!n« i ?! 0n U . m i ? ov1i c «*« r " 1" the cockpit for 

::.. , .!.":i,!,:rii.!!.;: m "- !;"";:•• 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT 1286J GMT 87:00:39 PAGE 2 

* „ Th1s fs shuttle control at 5 days 8 hnur« *s 
"-mutes. Colu.bl. .in lock on .t B.tswan.T.bout sVseconds. 

' c o'<"">1» Houston with ,ou through Botswana for S 

SPACECRAFT Okay. George, m hear you loud and clear, how „eJ 
CAPCOM You're loud and clear Jack. 

„,lL b 2! N ' 1ke » ■'»»". each, hut we 

"rt?"«ordo. L00kS 1Ue y ° U 90t H,1f sr< »"' d *»• "rid to us, 
SPACECRAFT That's right, don't let them forget that. 

Six"!!, it -1 l? n be C SlcH b « '.^ C ^!5 a L HA ?!: '•'••ttl.g the 

rollout. " shou,<l c <>»ei" you through 

SPACECRAFT Okay. HACH IS, we'll cover you through rollout. 
; c»tr». ^ ' h4t ' S " 6 fr "" es per *"<""> on the DAC 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

:!?:;..?: «rt:.rjirrtffi - .i o .. < ;.«,. e K:' - • ™» 

Sere's . n y ,, ?.':w.y C ? ( ; U Jl!.r*;. ,t " ,dbj '' «'"«'<«'< "l»t. to see 
SPACECRAFT Alrlghty, thank you. 

...«J ,n th.t C ?u:b.r*' H0,,,t0ni J,ck ' th,r «:« of _ 
SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you very much. 

rlSSJU.r u , Ro9ir * a ! d Colu »"o1a some Information on your OFI PCM 
recorder. We've got 3 continuous runs left before thieStry 

End of tape. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t287j GMT 87:00:59 PAGE 1 
225? in ttaffl! H0U8t0n ' JaCk ' th *" ,S ° M -m-f o£ 
SPACECRAPT Okay. Thank you very much. 

PCM C ?2 eQ r^.r R 2!? r * Columbia, some information on your DPI 

SPACECRAFT Okay. W. will b. „. ty ear9ful ^ u> ^ you 
CAPCOM Roy.r. 

SPACECRAPT On. thins w. gave a try at, I don't know if i» k.. 

and i-„ join, to try to ,.t a littl. 9 lotmolt&<mtl!l™ 

SSan^ou oo-.'S5S: "* °° K "* W *' d Uk « to look " «•* on. 

^yTaaidX ^.'Jofn^to 2%™ «• 
CAPCOM Roger Jack. 

SPACECRAFT i guess some things never change, huh? 

CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAPT Especially for you astronomers. 

CAPCOM Because we couldn't remember them if they moved. 

2*!!t • plus^Por ^•in 4 Sor:^on, t e.^„ t * 

fuSSSnfrigh?^. " ° M hu * U •» ™ 

CAPCOM copy that. 

PA0 Tni> Shuttle Control at 5 dava o h*..*. ■> 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t287j GMT 87:00:59 PAGE 2 

at th« Indian Ocean Station in just under 2 minutes. Durina this 

SiSStSs. Columbia Houston through Indian Ocean for 7-1/2 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Indian Ocean George, we just started our 
t"T.Vs offnoS.^ ^ lt l06kS ?ik * yo- ^Vli Z the 

on*T. .tar tracer? ■« 4 ~ t ^ that's a thermal test 

SPACECRAPT Oh, okay. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we'd like to terminate the 

interconnect at this time. That's on page 8-4 of the oc-ket 

mmuU? Over? execute prior to the item 7 

SPACECRAPT Okay. I'll do that. 

t^ated w.^k. a ?o r^eV&h & ie^Ta-nTrl^'oMS 

SPACECRAFT okay, (garble). How long we got? 
CAPCOM You've got 5 minutes and 40 seconds. 

if^wTTi ..ft ^^i r * 9ot «o«e pou data for you 
it J! 111 t#11 ?* ho * far back to go today, I'll read 

it up to you, or down to you, however it goes. 

CAPCOM Roger, stand by one. 

CAPCOM Roger Jack, and... 

SFK, thiTJi,*! " »p»» th.'i. f t 

SPACECRAFT Ok, 3, 2, 1 luck. 
NfD OF TAPE 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t288j GMT 87:01:09 PAGE 1 
CAPCOM so Jack, we'd just like the current PGU reading. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, 321 mark. 

t.9 1. Opening th. tight &i l'-r.?, Ik in9 t0 cl °" tb * B 
CAfCOM Colu»bi«, Gordo, w. ... th. pr.s.ur. ti.lng. 

SPACECRAFT Ok.y, and jack .ill com. ah.ad with th. numbr. 

CAPCOM RO g. r , an<J w „ fre watcnlng that prlnt(Jr< 



STS-3 AIR/6R0UND TRANSCRIPT t288j GMT 87:01:09 PAGE 2 

communications scheduled for the first pact of this pass. So we 
don't expect any conversation for a while. We'll standby. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're back with you at Hawaii for 

3 and a half minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, George, sort of watching this P core Y core, 
trying to decide where I need to tweak or not. it probably needs 
a little, it really takes a long time to watch it and figure out 
just where the middle of the band is. It's not a real regular 
oscillation. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that Gordo, and we'll get to it. 

I'll acce_ 
minus .03 or 



SPACECRAFT If you've got any better data here, we'll accept 
it. But right now I'm thinking in terms of about a minus .03 < 
4 on each of them. 

CAPCOM Okay, we copy that. 

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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t289j GMT 87 1 Oil 47 PAGE 1 
SPACECRAFT (garble) .03 or 4 on each of then. 
CAPCOM Okay. We copy that. 

CAPCOM Columbia, while we're thinking about that, I wonder 

if we could get the IMU torguing tines. We'll pick up the angles 
on the playback. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I torqued then at 90312 George. 
CAPCOM Copy Jack. Thank you. 

Sf* C !£L™. Columbia. Gordo, we'd like to get to null align on 
the SUSIM coning up here A7 1000 only if the D-core and Y-core or 
greater than .05. If they remain less, you can leave it as it 
for the night. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. I think I'll give it a little tweak then 
because occassionally 1 is more than .05. 

CAPCOM okay. We copy. For information, there's no 

checkpoint required for tonight. We've made very few TMBU's. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Mo checkpoint. I almost forgot the tire 
pressures George, but there it is and we've started the water 
dump and also run the fuel cell purge. How about looking at the 
fuel cells flows, will you please? 

CAPCOM Roger Jack. We'll look at those. 

CAPCOM And Colunbia, Jack, we saw 3 good purges. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. You got your BFI container 1, 2, and 3 data 
okay? 

2^5°* ' Roger Jack. We got that. You can go ahead and 
shut that off. 

SPACECRAFT All right. 

CAPCOM And Columbia, we're 50 seconds to LOS, Santiago is 

^1****1 ?*!• a J 10 i 09 iV U be our last pass of the night. 
Just a brief note of explanation on the attitudes for the OMS 
burn. We made a procedural error on the ground and read you the 
wrong attitudes for burn 1. Your onboard attitudes were 
correct. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. Olid to hear we're in the right attitude 
George. Thanks a lot. 

SiS 0 ?? w *°* ,r ' * nd 90t our thinking figured out here 

and it won't happen again. Over. 



STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t 289 j GMT 87:01:47 PAGE 2 

SPACECRAFT No problem, if s always good to have a good 
attitude about this space flight thing. We've got a note here 
thlt?"*' DPI 9h * t0 Mgh Safflple ' 1 gue88 ■till want 
CAPCOM Roger. That's low sample Jack. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. 

li° a . Thia la shu ttle Control. Hawaii out of range of 

the Hawaii station. Santiago is next in 18-1/2 minutes. 9 
Tl?H*?° wil1 tha laat st *tion today in which the ground will 
initiate conversation with the crew and going into their presleep 
activities. Bedtime for Columbia's crew? 1 hour, 8 minutM? 30 

!X nd- JS?\ no S..*i fc ? d S ys ' 9 hour8 ' 51 » inutaa »ia«ioS el!psed 
time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. «*»-«« 

P ?° i , Thla ia Snu ttle Control at 5 days, 10 hours, 6 

minutes mission elapsed time. Columbia is 3 minutes away from 
the tracking station at Santiago Chile. The change of shift 
8^S C i n 2 "iii/^SS D i r *S t0 ? N€il Hutchinson is ShSu'id for 
Central Standard Time for the change of shift news conference. 

P ?° t i , Thia 18 Shuttle Control at 5 days, 10 hours, 8 

JboUt e !o ra i;«i«!J. ela S!! d J 1 "?: ?* nti **° «<*uire Columbia in 

about 40 seconds. This is the last pass of the day where 

STS^iSfii^I "! 8ch «duled. Columbia will not be in contact 
with another tracking station after leaving Santiago until it 
f?f» b *J k *? < ; a 5J la «5 on * hla 0 f bit - Columbia now in the latter 
Santiago. 9 ° int ° ° lbit 89 beCo " goln9 back to 

minutes Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5-1/2 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRNSCIPT t290j GMT 87:02:09 PAGE 1 

PA0 Going to orbit 89 before going back to Santiago. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 

minutes. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Santiago for 5 and a half 

minutes, how do you read? 

SPACECRAFT Okay reading you loud and clear, how do you read 
George? 

CAPCOM You're loud and clear Jack and the teleprinter 

message right here coming up at this (garble) . 

SPACECRAFT okay I see it and we're using the middeck speaker 
box at the moment with our headsets turned off, and the speaker 
box on the upper deck turned off, we just thought we have been 
interrupted (garble) on the speaker box and it works real good. 

CAPCOM Okay and its a real good COMM for us to Jack. One 

question for you. Could you give us the status of the C02 
absorber change out tonight. 

SPACECRAFT Put A into B. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you. 

SPACECRAFT However there's a number 6 sitting there that 
hasn't been used. 

CAPCOM Alright we copy that, 6 is still unused. 

SPACECRAFT That's affirm.. I guess we didn't need it. 
(garble) . 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston one more switch to verify. We 

would like to check if the DFI PCM recorders in low sample, over? 

SPACECRAFT That's verified, low sample. 

CAPCOM Okay thank you. 

SPACECRAFT How long are you working tonight George? 

CAPCOM This is our last pass Jack. 

SPACECRAFT Well we thank you for stioking with us today. 

CAPCOM And Columbia Houston, one comment, your state 

!!fJ°L ,ti iil n *! ai "V** tin 1 w>d we'll be working on that 

tonight. And get a teleprinter up when its good. And the ivory 
team will be releaving us and they just informed me they will be 



. STS.-3 AIR/GRQUND TRNSCIPT . t39G j, . GMT 87 : Q2 j 09 . PAGE ,2., 

watching over you real close tonight. So have a good sleep and 
look forward to working with you tomorrow. 

SPACECRAFT Okay, thank you Pinky, same here and we'll be 

Slli J2I J h ! i**? team in , the mornln 9 (garble) It seems like 
they get the bad deal every night don't they? 

CAPCOM They say they like it. And Columbia we're 30 

seconds to LOS your vehicle configuration looks good for the 
night and goodnight guys, have a good sleep. 

SPACECRAFT Hasta manyna to all of you. 

linn-™ a ?Z ia 18 f hutt }« Control. Columbia out of range of 
Santiago. On the evenings last pass before the sleep period. 
Bedtime about 44 minutes from now. And Columbia is in 
configuration for that sleep period. Next station will be 
Santiago in 1 hour and 28 minutes. At 5 days 10 hours 16 
minutes, mission elapsed time. This is Shuttle Control Houston. 

J!?2-H rt n -i J! l ! 8l0n Contro1 Houston, 5 days 10 hours 20 minutes 
mission elapsed time, one more reminder that there will be the 

f?J n rt J J^fS} S° n flJ en « c ? ming up in about 10 "inutes in room 
135 of building 2 with offgoing flight director Neil 

< An 2i Ch } ef ° f th * m « d ic«l sciences division, Dr. Sam 
Pool. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston at 5 days 11 hours 6 

minutes, mission elapsed time. We're currently on orbit number 
89. Columbia about to start a long pass out over the Pacific 
Ocean and we're still about 40 minutes away from the nearest 
station where ground controllers will be getting real time 

Th ; h *» j«»t entered into their scheduled sleep 

KI Sfv/C? ground controllers here in Mission Control are using 
the night time hours to update the activities planned 
^ OTOO " ow \ And we'll be keeping updated during the night if 
anything changes. But right now the vehicle is securely button 

missin elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

i??..*.- ; M1>sion Control Houston, 5 days 11 .."hours 49 
minutes, »i«Mion elapsed time. Just completed a pass over the 
!S!fl!;^i r f; kln9 •5* tion - *** "as coming doSn ?rSS She 

spacecraft to ground controllers here in Mission Control. The 
rxignt controllers... 



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STS-3 AIR/GROUND TRANSCRIPT t291j GMT 87.: 03 1 07 PAGE 1 

PA0 Mission Control Houston, 5 days 11 hours 49 

minutes, mission elapsed time. Just completed a pass over tha 
Santiago tracking station. And data was coning down fro* tha 
spacecraft to ground controllers hare in Mission Control. Tha 
flight controllers will continually monitor tha status of tha 
vehicle through the night as it passes within ranga of ground 
stations that are, that can receive data which is coning down 
from the orbiter. We're currently on orbit number 89 down over 
the southern part of South America and about to cross out over 
the Atlantic. We'll be passing within range of the Ascension 
Island tracking station in about 9 minutes. Orbiter is currently 
at an altitude of 129 nautical miles and is in an orbit with an 
apogee of a 133.4 nautical miles and a perigee of 124.5 nautical 
miles. It takes 1 hours 29 minutes and 19 seconds to make an 
complete revolution. It's currently located at latitude 36.7 
south and longitude 55.1 west. Tha craw has been in their 
scheduled sleep period for only about an hour now. And the 
flight controllers in mission control continue to make updates to 
the crew activity plan for tomorrow. And scheduling the events 
on the last full day of flight which include many items and 
getting ready to come home on Monday. At 5 days 11 hours 51 
minutes mission elapsed time. .This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 . , Mission Control Houston, 5 days 12 hours 5 minutes, 
mission elapsed time. Just passed out of range of the Ascension 
Island station where we had data downlinked. At the present time 
we are just coming to the end of the 89th orbit. Just abc;t to 
cross out over the African continent. Columbia just a moment ago 
crossed the Greenwich Meridian and is at latitude 7.3 south. The 
vehicle is at a altitude of 126 nautical miles at tha present 
tint : , T 5 e crew U about * n hour and 10 minutes into their 
scheduled sleep period. Cabin temperature is a quite warm 86 
degrees and a humidity of 44. At 5 days 12 hours 6 minutes 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 t , Mission Control Houston, 5 days 13 hours 1 ninuta 
mission elapsed time. Columbia is on its 90th orbit of tha 
Earth. Sweeping down over the South Pacific Ocean at this time 
and about half way between tha Guam tracking station and that at 
Santiago, Chile. The vehicle will be passing over tha Santiago 
station in about 16 minutes where the systems onboard tha 
spacecraft will I* under obsarvations by tha craw hare in Mission 
Control who Cor.tinua to monitor tha conditions of tha spacecraft 
as it flies on this evening. The crew has been asleep about 2 
hours now and the flight controllers hare in Miasion Control 
continue to work on talepr inter massages for sending up to crew 
in the morning the list of their days activities. 5 days 13 
hours 2 minutes mission elapsed time. This is mission control 
Houston. 



*A0 Mission Control Houston, 5 days 13 hours 59 

minutes, mission elapsad time. We're currantly in tha craw's 



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•IMP period about 5 hours left to go in that. And the ahuttla 
is passing ovar tha araa of India and China at this tiaa. He'll 
be passing oyer a ground station at Guam in about 15 minutes 
where data will ba downlinks* to tha ground. And flight 
controllers here in Mission Control will continue to aonitor the 
status of systems onboard the Columbia. The flight controllers 
here in Mission Control have recently been receiving weather 
status report and the outlook for Sunday should a landing be 
required for that day is good and conditiona are also acceptable 
for Monday morning. Although they may not hold for late Monday 
afternoon. And would again perhaps be acceptable on Tuesday. 5 
days 14 hours mission elapaed time. This is Mission Control 
Houston. 



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PAO Mission Control Houston. Five days, 13 hours, 59 

minutes mission elapsed time. We're currently on. . .currently in 
the crew's sleep period. About 5 hours left to go in that and 
the shuttle is passing over the area of India and China at this 
time. We'll be passing over a ground station at Guam in about 15 
minutes where data will be downlinked to the ground and flight 
controllers here in Mission Control will continue to monitor the 
status of systems onboard the Columbia. The flight controllers 
here in Mission Control have recently been receiving a weather 
status report and the outlook for Sunday, should a landing be 
required on that day, is good and conditions are also acceptable 
for Monday morning, although they may not hold for late Monday 
afternoon and would again perhaps be acceptable on Tuesday. Five 
days, 14 hours mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control 
Houston. 

PA0 This is Mission Control Houston. Five days, 15 

hours mission elapsed time. We're oh about the final 10 minutes 
of orbit number 91 of the space shuttle Columbia. Just completed 
a pass over Santiago Chile tracking station where the ground 
controllers observed the data coming down from the onboard 
systems and pronounced everything in good shape at this point in 
the evening. Durinn that pass the downlink data indicated the 
cabin temperature was 85 degrees and the humidity in the cabin 
was 43%. Columbia is in approximately a 134 by 124 nautical mile 
orbit and is currently passing over the central portion of South 
America. Five days, 15 hours mission elapsed time. This is 
Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Five days, 16 hours 

mission elapsed time. We are on orbit number 92 at the present 
time, just passing off to the east of Australia. Crew has right 
about 3 hours remaining in the sleep period and in Mission 
Control, the activity centers around preparing the teleprinter 
messages to send up to the crew in a few hours, outlining their 
day's activities. Most of the work tomorrow centers around 
flight control system checkout and housekeeping activities, 
getting prepared for nominal entry on Monday. Five days, 16 
hours mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PA0 Mission Control Houston at 5 days, 17 hours mission 

elapsed time. We are on orbit number 93 out over the middle east 
at this time. Crew has about 2 hours remaining in their sleep 
period. On the recent data pass over Madrid, the data downlinked 
indicated it was cooling off slightly in the cabin, being 83 
degrees, humidity 44%. Columbia's current altitude is about 136 
nautical miles and the period of the orbit, that is how long it 
takes it to complete 1 orbit, is 1 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds. 
Most of the teleprinter messages have been completed and will be 
shipped up to Columbia about the time the crew wakes up so that 
they may begin reading those in their post sleep activity period 
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PAO ...and the pteiod of the orbit, that is how long it 

takes it to complete 1 orbit, is 1 hour, 29 minutes, and 17 
seconds. Moat of the teleprinter messages have been completed 
and will be shipped up to Columbia about the time the crew wakes 
up so that they may begin reading those in their post sleep 
activity period and while they are preparing their meal. Five 
days, 17 hours, 1 minute mission elapsed tin.e. This is Mission 
Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Five days, 18 hours 

mission elapsed time. We're on orbit number 93 and just about to 
reach the starting point of orbit number 94 over South America. 
The new flight control team is coming onboard now and the 
handover period is starting in just a few minutes, and just a 
reminder that the change of shift briefing with the offgoing 
Ivory Plight Control Team will begin at approximately 5:30 a.m. 
Central Time in Room 135 of Building 2. Five days, 10 hours 
mission elapsed time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO Mission Control Houston. Five days, 18 hours, 29 

Minutes mission elapsed time on orbit number 94. We just had a 
pass over the Madrid tracking station where some of the 
teleprinter messages were sent up to Columbia. While we were 
making that par.s, we had a check in., status check in Mission 
Control here by Flight Director Tommy Holloway with the systems 
engineers who had been reviewing the data being downlinked from 
the spacecraft and all reported that the systems that they 
watched over were in good shape and Columbia still continues to 
run along smoothly. There's about 30 minutes left in the crew's 
sleep period and the nearest ground station to that time where we 
might be waking up the crew would either be Yarragadee in western 
Australia or Orroral just a few minutes later in eastern 
Australia. Just another reminder that the change of shift 
briefing for the offgoing Ivory Team flight controller, flight 
director is scheduled for approximately 5:30 Central Time, Room 
135 in Building 2. That will be Flight Director Tommy 
Holloway. Five days, 18 hours, 31 minutes mission elapsed 
time. This is Mission Control Houston. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control at 5 days, 18 

hours, 56 minutes. We are just a half a minute away from 
acquisition of signal through UHF the station at Yarragadee. 
Still 4 minutes remaining in the crew's sleep period but if they 
follow their characteristic behavior of this flight, it's a good 
chance that they'll be up and around, although we have no 
downlink telemetry at Yarragadee and we'll be unable to determine 
whether they've got cathode ray tube displays on o* if they're up 
and around unless, of course, they initiate contact with the 
ground. The wake up period does expire during this pass at 
Yarragadee. There's 3-1/2 minutes left in their sleep period and 
we'll be within reach of Yarragadee for 6-1/2 minutes, so there's 
a good chance that we may have some dialogue with the crew here 



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for the first day of their .. .first discussion of their 6th day in 
space. Flight Director Harold Draughon and his Crystal Team are 
in the Mission Control Center and are receiving the handover 
instructions and advice from Tommy Holloway and the Ivory Team. 
Plight Director Holloway will be available for a change of shift 
briefing at 5 i 30 a.m. in the Johnson Space Center News Center in 
Building 2, Room 135. Standing by for contact with the crow 
during this 94th orbit of the Earth at 5 days, 18 hours, and 57 
minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 



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CAPCOM Good morning men of Columbia, your flying machine 

is every bit as sound as you left it last night. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, over. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control, they suspect their 

problems of the ground sight at Auroral Valley. 5 days, 18 
hours, 7 minutes. Integrated systems and communications officer 
believes that we do have good uplink of voice to the vehicle and 
we are getting downlink data now. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, how do read, over. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, we're one minute LOS, how do you 

read, over. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, in the blind, your CAP update is 

onboard, we are 20 seconds LOS, we'll see you over Mila in 30 
mintues. 

PAO This is shuttle mission control at 5 days, 19 

hours, 10 minutes. We're out of range of the Auroral Valley 
station now, and we'll reacquire in 30 minutes, through Mila. No 
v ' ce contact that time, the integrated systems and 
Cwimunications officer express the opinion that there was some 
problem with the ground site at Auroral, and believe that we did 
get good voice uplink to the crew and we did get some telemetry 
down through Auroral and the INCO said that there was some 
activity onboard that he could determine that the crew was 
manipulating the CRTs, cathode ray tube displays onboard and that 
they had begun some of their post sleep activity. Notably, 
adjusting the duration of the tones, or the caution and warning 
alarms that are set during the night. Those tones during the 
night are adjusted to last a little longer to assure that the 
crew has the opportunity to hear those things when they're 
asleep. And during the daytime they're adjusted to a much 
shorter duration just to attract their attention and part of the 
presleep and postsleep activity is to make those adjustments to 
those tones as well as configure cabin lighting and set window 
shades and make other alarm and cathode ray tube configuration 
adjustments onboard the vehicle and again the INCO has indicated 
that some of those activities were going on this morning although 
we didn't get any voice downlink from the crew. And this begins 
the Columbia's 6th day in space on its third voyage. We're on 
orbit 95, have acquisition of signal in 28 minutes at 5 days, 19 
hours, 12 minutes. This is shuttle mission control. % 

PAO This is shuttle mission control at 5 days, 19 

hr ts, 40 minutes, just a few seconds away from acquisition of 
sVj.ial at Mila. We expect our first voice contact of flight day 
6, with astronauts Lousma and Pullerton. 
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PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control at 5 days 19 hours 

40 minutes. Just a few seconds away from acquisition of signal 
at Mila. We expect our first voice contact of flight day 6 with 
astronauts Lousma and Fuller ton. 



CAPCOM 
Over . 



Columbia Houston through Mila for 10 minutes. 

How* s 



SPACECRAFT Top of the morning to you Brews, 
everybody down there? 

CAPCOM Well everyone's just fine. We weren't able to hear 

you over Orroral. Had us worried there for a moment. 

SPACECRAFT I guess that's good, we didn't hear you. We're on 
the wrong config. or something. You're all clear now though. 



SPACECRAFT 
there. 



Okay that's fine. 

Thought you were giving us a couple extra winks 
Well that's a good idea. 



JPACECRAFT Right now I'm in the process of making this 
production of personal hygiene for later playback. 



Okay. 

We'll Brewster, how are you doing this morning? 
Just fine Jack, how are you? 
I'm relieved that... 

Columbia Houston you may delete the SM check point 



CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
. CAPCOM 
SPACECRAFT 
CAPCOM 

this morning. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we'll do that. That's what I'm doing Earl, 
hold it up a little bit. Okay we'll do that Brewster, I was 
talking to Gordo and he's doing his thing here. 

CAPCOM Okay sorry to interrupt. 

SPACECRAFT Are you still there Brewster? 

CAPCOM Yes sir. • 

music "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" 

SPACECRAFT Did that come through all right Brewster? 



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CAPCOM Yes air it sure did. And I bet you guys feel that 

way for sure. 

SPACECRAFT You're right. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston, I need to get the star trackers 

up before breakfast. 

SPACECRAFT Say again please, Brewster; 

CAPCOM I need to get the star trackers powered up before 

breakfast. 

SPACECRAFT Oh yes. I'll do it right now. Thank you. I 
forgot to turn them off last night didn't I. 

Musical Interlude. 

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(MUSIC) 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control at 5 Jays, 19 

hours, 51 minutes. We've had a loss of signal. We'll reacquire 
again in 5 minutes through Dakar. Exchange of music this morning 
between the ground and the Columbia, the Columbia playing for the 
flight control team, I'm Sitting On Top of the World and the 
flight team transmitting up Those Magnificent Men and Their 
Plying Machines. Crew's still involved in t» . Dost sleep 
activity and preparing for breakfast, instructed to turn on the 
star trackers, which was in the crew activity plan is one of the 
earliest tasks of the day and CAPCOM Brewster Shaw reminding them 
of that. Activities for today are pretty much as planned in the 
crew activity plan with the addition of preparations and plans to 
start APU Number 3 this morning during the flight control system 
checkout period of the flight plan. APU 3 war, the system which 
overheated and was shut off prematurely during the launch on 
Monday morning and there's a procedure already onboard to run it 
a little extra length of time to verify both Controller A, and 
Controller B in the water spray boiler in that APU and right now 
tha's the only extraordinary event that's planned in the crew 
activity plan for today other than as was published. Have 
acquisiton of signal in a little under 3 minutes at 5 days, 19 
hours, 53 minutes. This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. Let me correct 

something. I'd said that the next contact would be through Dakar 
when in fact it will be through Madrid in less than 2 minutes 
now. Additionally, the crew has been instructed to delete all 
further plasma diagnostic package activity due to the recorder 
onboard approaching the end of the tape and not complete the PDP 
tasks for this flight. One electrophoresis sample will be taken 
during the day after which the crew will disassemble the 
electrophoresis equipment, which constitutes the end of that 
experiment as well. Voice contact expected in about a minute 
through Madrid. Shuttle Mission Control. 

CAPCOM Columbia Houston through Madrid for 6 minutes. 

Over . 



SPACECRAFT Okay. We hear you through Madrid. We're about to 

wrap up our little hygiene (garble) . 

CAPCOM Okay. That sounds good and when you have a minute, 

give me a yell. I've got a note or two for you. 

PAO Shutte Mission Control. Five days,»19 hours, 58 

minutes. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead Brewster . 



CAPCOM 



Say again Jack. 



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SPACECRAFT Ah, I thought you had something for us. I'm sorry, 

CAPCOM Yes I do. One comment. We're not recording voice 

now* He won't be for a couple of hours. We'll tell you when we 
are. We need a GNC IL reset for the star trackers. 

SPACECRAFT Okay . 

CAPCOM And we need one switch thrown on Panel A-ll when 

you have a chance. 

SPACECRAFT Go ahead with the switch (garble) Brew: ter. 

CAPCOM Okay. On Panel A-ll, cryo tank 4 heaters, H-2 

BRAVO to off. 

SPACECRAFT (garble) cryo tank H-4, cryo tank 4 heater to H-2 
BRAVO is off. 

CAPCOM Okay. That's fine Jack, and that's because we're 

seeing some stratification in that tank and we just want to get a 
little heat out of it. 

SPACECRAFT Okay 

CAPCOM That's all we've got for now. 

PAO This is Mission Control Houston. Jack Lousma's 

comments about the video taping the personal hygiene activities 
this morning pertains to an activity that is qoing to be 
transmitted to us through video tape replay at about 11:30 this 
morning, Central Standard Time. 10:23 this morning, Central 
Standard Time, we'll get video tape downlink of some waste 
management facility activity. Still have 2-1/2 minutes remaining 
in this pass through Madrid. 



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Madrid, this is Mission Control Houston. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston. We're 30 seconds LOS. Indian 

Ocean is next in 12 minutes, enjoy your breakfast. 

SPACECRAFT Okay Brewster, thanks very much. We'll do that. 

PAO This is Shuttle Mission Control at 5 day& 20 hours 

3 minutes into this flight. We've had loss of signal through 
Madrid. We'll reacquire again in about 11 i.-'.uutes through Indian 
Ocean Station. 

SPACECRAFT Houston, are you still there. 
CAPCOM That's affirmative. 

SPACECRAFT Do we need to check point the morning? 

CAPCOM Negative. 

SPACECRAFT Okay. We won't do it. 

PAO Shuttle Mission Control. We were supposed to be 

LOS, but just got a little extra time in that pass through the 
elevation through Madrid. Neil Hutchinson is Lead Flight 
Director for this mission for STS-1 and STS-2 he was Flight 
Director of the ascent team which controls the vehicle through 
the launch and ascent portion of the mission and for STS-3 is 
Flight Director for Orbit Phases and again is Lead Flight 
Director which gives him additional responsibilities for certain 
planning, management and leadership activities during the 
flight. During his change of shift briefing last night, Mr. 
Hutchinson was asked to give a summary and assessment of the 
success level accomplished during this mission. In his response 
to that question fairly succinctly summarizes the motions and 
feelings of the flight control team and much of the management 
he».e at Johnson Space Center and bears repeating. I'd like to 
take this opportunity to read part of his remarks. Mr. 
Hutchinson said, "I'm sure it appears that we have a little 
problem with the S-band COMM an^ the television cameras and 
everything and that we've had a bunch of things nipping at our 
heels it seems all the way along, but if you put it into context 
of the fact that we appear to be going to our full duration here, 
we've better than doubled the total amount of time in space that 
we have on this vehicle. We have gotten some outstanding 
performance out of the systems working against one of the tougher 
tests we had Ln the program which other than just getting up and 
getting down which were those long thermal cold and heat soaks, 
the arm has performed impeccably. We got another really big 
first by picking up and putting down a pay load several times, and 
doing that without the aide of all the devices that we would have 
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been a tremendous success." Those remarks again from Lead Plight 
Director Neil Hutchinson. Mission Elapsed Time 5 days 20 hours 6 
minutes AOS in about 9 minutes through Indian Ocean Station. 
This is Shuttle Mission Control. 

PAO Mission Control at 5 days 20 hours 14 minutes 

acquisition of signal through th*» Indian Ocean Station in about 
1/2 minute, be for a pass of 6 minutes at a maximum elevation of 
6.6 degrees. 

CAPCOM Columbia, Houston through Indian Ocean for 5 1/2 

minutes. Over. 

SPACECRAFT Okay we got you at Indian Ocean Brewster. 
CAPCOM Okay Jack. 

SPACECRAFT I had scrambled eggs, sausage, breakfast roll, 
orange juice, diet peaches and granoJa. How's that sound. 

CAPCOM Boy that sounds good. 

SPACECRAFT Except for the granola right? 

CAPCOM Personal preference.