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Corrected Transcript and Commentary Copyright 2006 David Woods and Tim Brandt. All rights reserved.

Start of Chapter

94:21

LM S-Band Antenna Problem

94:33

REFSMMAT and State Vector Update

94:41

LM Comms 94:44 to 95:28

94:44

LM RCS Checks

95:03

CSM Comms 94:44 to 95:27

94:44

CSM Pad Updates

94:44

Loss of Signal

95:28

Rendezvous Radar Test

95:33

Pressure Integrity Checks

95:41

Undocking

96:13

Acquisition of Signal

96:17

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control [at] 94 hours, 21 minutes into the flight of Apollo 16. Less then a minute away now from acquisition of data and voice from the spacecraft. Coming around now part way through the eleventh lunar revolution. The communications with the two spacecraft have been split at this time, that is a separate CapCom or spacecraft communicator. We'll be talking to Ken Mattingly aboard Casper. Ed Mitchell is the Command Module CapCom. Jim Irwin remains as CapCom to communicate with Young and Duke aboard Orion. During this eleventh revolution, we have acquisition of signal. Let's stand by for communications with Orion.

[Although we have two different CapComs, the transcripts do not differentiate between them until after 094:44. After that, the Technical Transcript separates out the communications between MCC and the CM and MCC and the LM. However, before then, it is not possible to determine with absolute confidence which CapCom is speaking, except when the Apollo 16 crew address the CapComs by name,. The transcript will simply identify the speaker as "CapCom" until 094:44.]

094 23 06 Duke: Hello, Houston. Ole Orion; how do you read? Over.

094 23 09 CapCom: Orion, this is Houston. Read you loud and clear.

094 23 14 Duke: Okay, Jim. We're zipping right on through the checklist. We've got the PGNS up, the docked coarse align done, the landing gear's deployed, and the only thing we haven't done is really what you need to see. And we're ready to start in on the S-Band checks and bring up the steerable. Over.

094 23 34 CapCom: Okay, Charlie.

094 23 43 Duke: Okay, while guidance is - Let me give you some angles. We had a Verb 06 Noun 20 that was done at 94:20:20. The LM angles were plus 29465, plus 28996, plus 35502.

094 23 XX Duke (LM onboard): How do you read, Jim?

094 24 13 CapCom: Roger; we copy. Copied the LM as plus 29465, plus 28996, plus 35502. Over.

094 24 25 Duke: That's affirmative. The Command Module are plus 00269, plus 10931, plus 00472. Over.

094 24 37 CapCom: Roger. I copied plus 00269, plus 10931, plus 00470 [sic]. Over.

094 24 48 Duke: That's firm. It sounds like we've got good comm on Primary S-band and T/R and Secondary Power Amp. I'm going Secondary S-Band T/R and Primary Power Amp. Over.

094 25 XX Duke (LM onboard): I got a lot of...

094 25 00 CapCom: Roger. We're standing by.

094 25 04 Duke: Okay. I think it's my switch you're doing.

094 25 04 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Think it's my switch here, John.

094 25 08 Young: Huh? Yeah, it is. Carry on.

094 25 10 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

094 25 11 Young (LM onboard): Try your other one.

094 25 13 Duke (LM onboard): See, it doesn't do it here.

094 25 13 CapCom: Casper, this is Houston. We want narrow on the S-band.

094 25 23 Mattingly (LM onboard): You've got it.

094 25 27 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Jim. How do you read the old Cdr?

094 25 30 Duke (LM onboard): Wait a minute. Let's get locked up here.

094 25 32 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

094 25 46 Young: Is that affirmative?

094 25 45 Young (LM onboard): Did that ruin it?

094 25 46 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, you - go ahead. You ought have him.

094 25 47 Duke: Yeah, you can go ahead [garble]. Okay, Jim; how do you read? Over.

094 25 49 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Jim. How do you read? Over.

094 25 58 CapCom: Orion, this is Houston. Go ahead.

094 26 03 Duke: How do you read, Jim? Over.

094 26 05 CapCom: I read you, but there's a lot of noise in the background.

094 26 15 Duke: Okay. We have Primary Evap activation time as 93:33:30; and we're standing by for the AGS abort constants. Over. Or...

094 26 27 CapCom: Roger...

094 26 28 Duke: ...let's do the steerable first and get - and get you the down-link off the E-memory dump. Over.

094 26 36 CapCom: Okay. We're standing by for the steerable.

094 26 46 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, PM, Secondary, Primary, Voice...

094 26 48 CapCom: Casper, this is Houston. Will you go Auto?

094 26 55 Mattingly (LM onboard): You're Auto.

094 28 02 Young (LM onboard): What have we got there, Charlie?

094 28 04 Duke (LM onboard): Bringing up the steerable.

094 28 05 Young (LM onboard): Okay. You want me to help you?

[End of LM tape until 095 32 03]

094 25 03 Young: We've got a lot [garble].

094 28 24 CapCom: Casper, this is Houston. How do you read?

094 28 30 Mattingly: Loud and clear.

094 28 31 CapCom: Roger, Casper. I have a PIPA bias update for you.

094 29 18 CapCom: Orion, this is Houston. We want you to go Low Bit Rate and then bring up the High Gain.

094 29 30 Duke: Okay.

094 29 46 CapCom: Orion, this is Houston. The pitch should be 99 on the steerable.

094 30 18 Duke: Okay, Houston. We got the aft Omni, I can't - when I move the yaw drive, the yaw indicator does not move on the steerable, and I do not hear any grinding noise. Over.

094 30 34 CapCom: Roger, I copy no response on the yaw drive.

094 30 41 Duke: That's affirmative.

094 30 42 CapCom: Roger. if you're ready, Charlie, I'll read you the AGS abort constants.

094 30 49 Duke: Okay, go ahead.

094 30 50 CapCom: Okay, 224 beginning: plus 60511, plus 29419, plus 60383, plus 00565, minus 32776, minus 54412. Over.

094 31 21 Duke: Roger. Copy, starting with 224: 60511, 29419, 60383, 00565, 3 - minus 32776, 54412. Over.

094 31 41 CapCom: Okay. On 673, it was minus 54412.

094 31 49 Duke: Roger. That's what I got - minus 54412.

094 31 54 CapCom: Good readback.

094 33 00 Duke: Houston, Orion.

094 33 02 CapCom: Go ahead, Orion.

094 33 06 Duke: Okay. I can't seem to get the yaw out of the stowed position, minus 12 on the indicator, and I cannot hear it drive when I move this dial - just like the - in pitch I can hear it drive and the needle follows. Over.

094 33 20 CapCom: I - We read you, Charlie. We want you to go through a little procedure here to essentially get you back to a start position. We want you to go to Slew on the S-Band. Check both S-Band circuit breakers on 11 and 16. Select Pitch of minus 75 and Yaw of minus 12: wait 30 seconds and then go to an acquisition and we'll have some angles for you.

094 33 47 Duke: Okay, that's where we are.

094 34 27 CapCom: Casper, this is Houston. Go to Accept. And, Orion, the angles for your S-band are Pitch of 99 and Yaw of 16.

094 34 47 Duke: Copy. 99 and 16.

094 34 51 CapCom: And, Casper, this is Houston. I have that PIPA bias for you whenever you're ready to copy.

094 35 02 Duke: Go ahead.

094 35 04 CapCom: Okay, on the PIPA bias: Address 1454, Data 03521; Address 1456, Data 76274. Over.

094 35 25 Mattingly: Okay, Address 1454, 03521; Address 1456, 76274.

094 35 36 CapCom: Okay, on the 1456, couldn't hear your readback, Ken. The data is 76274.

094 35 45 Mattingly: Roger; 76274.

094 35 50 CapCom: Sounded like a good readback.

094 35 57 CapCom: And, Casper, this is Houston with a DAP load for you whenever you' re ready.

094 36 19 Mattingly: Go ahead.

094 36 34 Mattingly: Go ahead, Jim.

094 36 43 CapCom: Casper, this is Houston. We're finished with the computer.

094 36 50 Mattingly: Okay, I'm in Block, and I'm standing by.

094 36 57 Duke: Houston, Orion.

094 37 15 CapCom: Orion, this is Houston. Will you select Down Voice Backup...

094 37 17 Duke: Houston, Orion.

094 37 40 Duke: Voice Backup. How do you read?

094 37 49 CapCom: Roger. We're reading you but still excessive noise down here.

094 37 51 Duke: Okay. Was it as noisy on the other transmitter receiver and power amp?

094 37 59 CapCom: I think it was about the same, Charlie.

094 38 05 Duke: Okay, be advised - we went through the steerable Step 2 on Page 3-62, and the yaw still does not indicate that it's moving, and we cannot hear a grind. Though, with those angles, I get a- that I got of 99 and minus 12, I get a signal strength of greater than 3. I went Track Mode to Auto and Up-Link - and when I went Track Mode to Auto, it sounded like the thing is setting up there just constantly oscillating and the - the pitch needle varies plus or minus 10. The signal strength stays pretty constant. In fact, no matter what position I select on the S-Band antenna, the signal strength stays up around 38 or so.

094 38 59 CapCom: Roger; we copy.

094 39 04 Duke: Okay. Could we press on with the Aft Omni in that configuration? Over.

094 39 12 CapCom: Yeah, let's press on.

094 39 16 Duke: Okay. Can you get an E-memory dump? We're ready for the E-memory dump.

094 39 22 CapCom: Stand by one.

094 39 30 CapCom: Okay, let's bypass that because we need high bit rate.

094 39 38 Duke: Okay. You can't get high bit rate on the omni?

094 39 43 CapCom: Not until we get to the - 210 up.

094 39 50 Duke: Okay. You will bypass the Up-Link and we'll go on and do the - the Ascent Battery checkout.

094 40 01 CapCom: Okay, we're ready for the battery checkout.

094 40 02 Young: Okay. Is it okay to do the P52 without - Okay to do the P52 as soon as we get into darkness here?

094 40 31 Young: Houston, can I do the P52 when I get into the darkness? Over.

094 40 37 CapCom: Stand by. Okay, we're preparing a REFSMMAT for you now, John, that you'll have to put in manually. Then you'll be able to proceed.

094 40 53 Young: Roger. [garble]

094 40 58 Duke: Can't use that.

094 41 15 Duke: Here's the P27 pad.

094 41 21 Young: Where's the G&C Checklist?

094 41 50 CapCom: Okay, Orion. This is Houston. I have a - a P27 for you, one for REFSMMAT and the other's your state vector. Over.

094 42 05 Young: Okay; go ahead.

094 42 10 CapCom: Stand by 1.

094 42 18 CapCom: Orion, we - we'd like you to go back to Slew and place the antenna at the Stow position, minus 75 and minus 12 and just leave it there.

094 42 31 Duke: Tell them okay. We got it.

094 42 33 Young: Okay, we got it.

094 42 34 CapCom: And, Charlie; if you're ready to copy, I have this P27 update for the REFSMMAT and state vector for you.

094 42 43 Duke: I'm ready to copy.

094 42 45 CapCom: Okay. Index is 24: 01731, 12560, 22624, 66315, 75546, 71001, 47526, 02044, 04020, 70164, 73753, 15651, 30651, 64233, 64471, 65647, 63433, 74021, 76063. Over.

[At 094:44 a separate communications loop is established between Casper and Mission Control. To make the transcript more readable, the communications relevant to Casper and Orion will be presented as two separate blocks between 094:44 and 095:27. Each will indicate the other only where necessary to cover communication between the two spacecraft.

[We start with communications between Orion and Mission Control; Casper's communications restart here.]

094 44 01 Duke: Okay, readback. Index 24 - index is 24: 01731, 12560, 22624, 66315, 75546, 71001, 47526, 02044, 04020, 70164, 73753, 15651, 30651, 64233, 64471, 65647, 63433, 74021, 76063.

094 45 00 CapCom: Okay, that's a good readback, I have your state vector for you when you're ready.

094 45 07 Duke: Roger. Go.

094 45 12 Irwin: Okay, if you're ready, Charlie, on the state vector. Index 21: 01501, 77775, 77776, 57602, 00301, 37450, 00155, 20621, 20111, 314503 00662, 17260, 76004, 55226, 04076, 17120. Over.

094 46 19 Duke: Okay. State vector, 21 Index: 01501, 77775, 77776, 57602, 00301, 37450, 00155, 20621, 20111, 31450, 00662, 17260, 76004, 55226, 04176, 17120.

094 46 59 Irwin: Roger. On item 20 - it's 04076. Over.

094 47 09 Young: What you got?

094 47 11 Duke: That's what I have, 04076.

094 47 13 Irwin: Roger.

094 47 25 Duke: Back to [garble].

094 47 29 Young: [Garble]. I can't believe it.

094 47 44 Irwin: And, Orion. This is Houston. I have a sep Pad whenever y'all are ready.

094 47 51 Duke: Okay. Wait one.

094 48 34 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston with another procedure for the S-band.

094 48 41 Duke: Roger.

094 48 44 Irwin: Roger. We want you to open the S-Band Antenna circuit breaker on panel 11, wait 1 minute, and then try acquisition again.

094 48 58 Duke: Roger...

094 48 59 Irwin: After 1 minute, you close the circuit breaker and try an acquisition.

094 49 05 Duke: Roger.

094 49 17 Duke: It did.

094 49 19 Young: That is for state vector, okay?

094 49 21 Duke: We'll get the Verb 74.

094 49 24 Young: Verb 71.

094 49 25 Duke: Verb 71 Enter.

094 49 28 Young: Enter.

094 49 29 Duke: 24, Enter.

094 49 30 Young: 24, Enter. Doesn't say that.

094 49 35 Duke: Okay, Houston. How do you - you load this state vector by a Verb 71, and then a 24 Enter, then enter the numbers, right?

094 49 45 Young: No, that's the REFSMMAT. The...

094 29 46 Irwin: Stand by.

094 49 47 Young: ...state vector's the 24 [garble]. See - see, we've got a flashing 24.

094 49 58 Duke: Now when you do a 24, you're going to get it. The Verb 71 and then you've got 24 index.

094 50 12 Duke: Now, starting with 1174, okay?

094 50 17 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Roger. You should enter it just as it is read up on the pad.

094 50 21 Young: Understand. Verb 71; then a 24 Enter; then a 01731 Enter; and so on.

094 50 25 Irwin: That should be correct.

094 50 37 Duke: 01731 Enter.

094 50 42 Young: Okay.

094 50 24 Duke: 12560 Enter.

094 50 47 Young: Enter.

094 50 48 Duke: 22624 Enter.

094 50 52 Young: Enter.

094 50 53 Duke: 66315 Enter.

094 50 57 Young: Go.

094 50 59 Duke: 75546 Enter. No, 755...

094 51 03 Young: 755...

094 51 04 Duke: ...46 Enter.

094 51 05 Young: 46 Enter.

094 51 07 Duke: 71001 Enter.

094 51 11 Young: Enter.

094 51 13 Duke: 47526 Enter.

094 51 15 Young: Okay, Enter.

094 51 16 Duke: 02044 Enter.

094 51 22 Young: Enter.

094 51 23 Duke: 04020 Enter.

094 51 27 Young: 04020.

094 51 29 Duke: Yes.

094 51 30 Young: Okay.

094 51 31 Duke: 70161 Enter. Wait a minute. Have to take that back.

094 51 37 Young: I don't know how to do that.

094 51 39 Duke: Okay, we'll go back and change that later. [garble] 73753 Enter.

094 51 45 Young: 73...

094 51 47 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston...

094 51 48 Duke: 7...

094 51 49 Irwin: A reminder of a Verb 33 at the end of your entries.

094 51 55 Young: Roger. Understand. We've got a hot mike down there. Go ahead. What are you on, 12077

094 52 06 Duke: Okay, 73 - Okay, 15651 Enter.

094 52 15 Young: 51 Enter.

094 52 16 Duke: 30651 Enter.

094 52 20 Young: Enter.

094 52 22 Duke: 64233 Enter.

094 52 26 Young: Enter.

094 52 27 Duke: 64471 Enter.

094 52 34 Young: Go.

094 52 35 Duke: 65647 Enter.

094 52 38 Young: Enter.

094 52 39 Duke: 63433 Enter.

094 52 44 Young: Enter.

094 52 45 Duke: 74021 Enter. 76063, Enter.

094 52 53 Young: Six what?

094 52 54 Duke: 6063 Enter.

094 52 56 Young: Go.

094 52 59 Duke: Okay, that was a mistake on 701 - Okay, now let me see, that's...

094 53 07 Young: It says delete. You got to check it.

094 53 29 Irwin: Okay, Orion. This is Houston. We're looking at Page 1-26 in the G&N Dictionary to review the data.

094 53 38 Young: Roger. So are we.

094 53 42 Duke: Okay. Now, we got one that's wrong.

094 53 45 Young: Yeah.

094 53 46 Irwin: Yes,a, we heard that, and we believe it's Number 13.

094 53 51 Duke: Verb - We concur, Jim.

094 54 06 Young: Enter.

094 54 08 Duke: Enter.

094 54 11 Young: Okay. R-1 data. Noun 15.

094 54 17 Duke: Enter.

094 54 18 Young: Enter.

094 54 20 Duke: One. Enter.

094 54 27 Young: Enter.

094 54 40 Young: Enter. Okay. Enter. Noun 15. Noun - 5 Enter. There we go. Okay. Okay, let's review it.

094 55 00 Duke: Okay, 0731.

094 55 03 Young: Yeah.

094 55 04 Duke: Go ahead. No, John, you've got to Enter after every one of those. Verb 1 Noun 1 Enter. 1173 Enter. Noun 15 Enter.

094 55 29 Young: Enter.

094 55 30 Duke: Okay. Now Enter for each one - Okay, that one's correct. Now, Enter again. Okay, 12560. Okay, 22624, 66315, 75546, 71001, 47 - Enter. 47526.

094 55 54 Young: Go.

094 55 56 Duke: 62044.

094 55 58 Young: Just a moment. That ain't what it says. 02044. Okay, mark that one. That's wrong.

094 56 07 Duke: Okay, let's change it right now.

094 56 11 Young: Change data load component identifier; correct Data E. What's a component identifier?

094 56 33 Young: [Garble]. Okay.

094 56 34 Irwin: Okay, Orion. This is Houston. Line 11 should be 02044. Over.

094 56 42 Young: Okay. That's what it is.

094 56 44 Irwin: Okay.

094 56 47 Young: [Garble]. 4020.

094 56 50 Duke: Yeah. Now that is what's wrong.

094 56 52 Young: Okay; we fixed it.

094 56 55 Duke: Okay.

094 57 05 Young: Load component identifier.

094 57 08 Duke: And that's 13. 13 and - I think it's Noun, John. Hey, Jim, on the checklist, when it says "Load component identifier," we got - 13 is wrong. What do we load in there?

094 57 29 Irwin: A 13 Enter.

094 57 34 Duke: Okay.

094 57 36 Young: 13. Okay. Enter. Okay.

094 57 45 Duke: Okay, load 70 - 70 0164 Enter, and the next one is 15 -

094 58 05 Young: I don't think it took.

094 58 08 Duke: You skipped one. Did you skip one? Hey, why don't you do the RCS pressurization [garble].

094 58 16 Young: Okay.

094 58 29 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. We'd like you to close that circuit breaker and try an acquisition on the steerable.

094 58 40 Duke: Okay, it worked.

094 58 53 Duke: Okay, Jim; the yaw is still not working.

094 58 55 Irwin: Understand. Yaw is still not working.

094 59 00 Duke: That's affirmative.

095 00 06 Young: You doing it over [garble]? All right, good idea.

095 00 32 Young: True.

095 00 42 Young: Okay. Logic B has got a needle.

095 00 49 Young: I'll get it.

095 01 11 Duke: Okay, Houston. We're pressurizing RCS now.

095 01 14 Irwin: Roger. Understand you're pressurizing RCS.

095 02 20 CapCom: Okay, Orion. The RCS press looks good.

095 02 25 Young: Stay [garble] P52, Jim.

095 02 38 Irwin: Roger.

095 02 48 Young: Okay, it's in.

095 02 55 Duke: Keep pressing, John.

095 02 56 Young: Okay.

095 03 06 Young: Guidance Control, PGNS. Att/Translation to 4 Jets. Okay. Attitude Control, Three, to Pulse. Control Mode, Att Hold. ACA Jets, Disable. TTCA, Both Jets [garble].

095 03 41 Duke: Okay, Houston, we're ready for the RCS checkout. I guess we still don't have high bit rate, huh?

095 04 02 Duke: Houston. Over. Houston, this is Orion. Over.

095 04 10 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Open...

095 04 11 Duke: Houston...

095 04 12 Irwin: ...ascent stage.

095 04 13 Young: ...this is Orion. Over.

095 04 15 Irwin: Go ahead, Orion.

095 04 17 Young: They are open.

095 04 20 Duke: No.

095 04 22 Young: Say again?

095 04 23 Duke: Do you want us to open the ascent stage? No, don't do that!

095 04 28 Irwin: Stand by, Charlie.

095 04 29 Duke: Excuse me.

095 04 32 Young: That's all right, Charlie. What he said, wasn't it?

095 04 38 Duke: That ain't right. We're going to pump all the RCS into the APS tank, looks like to me.

095 04 51 Young: Well, I just closed it again.

095 04 53 Duke: Good.

095 04 56 Irwin: Okay, Orion. The RCS pressure is creeping up on system A.

095 05 09 Duke: Okay, it looks all right here, Hou - Houston.

095 05 14 Young: Go ahead, Casper.

095 05 25 Young: Roger. We're not going there yet. I'll tell you when.

095 05 31 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Do you read that System A manifold pressure?

095 05 38 Young: Roger. System A manifold pressure is 195.

095 05 46 Irwin: Copied 195.

095 05 49 Young: 190. Make it 190.

095 05 56 Irwin: Roger; 190.

095 06 06 Young: Dang, Charlie, you're a genius.

095 06 13 Duke: I practiced this.

095 06 14 Young: Did you?

095 06 15 Duke: Yeah.

095 06 29 Duke: Okay, we got it.

095 06 30 Young: Did you check the other one, too?

095 06 31 Duke: Yeah.

095 06 34 Irwin: Okay, Orion. This is Houston. Looks like RCS manifold pressure on A is creeping up again. That's why we're holding you.

095 06 44 Young: Okay, we - it does look like it's risen five pounds.

095 06 53 Duke: [Garble] do a P52?

095 06 56 Young: Okay, Ken. Stay at Min Dead Band. We'll do a P52 here.

095 07 03 Mattingly (CM): Okay, I'm still in Min Dead Band. Thank you.

095 07 23 Young: Okay?

095 07 24 Duke: Yeah.

095 07 25 Young: What [garble] in here, on this verb?

095 07 27 Duke: Well, let's keep going. Verb 37; 52 Enter.

095 07 32 Young: Go.

095 07 34 Duke: Verb 32. Load 335 [garble] two - It should have been [garble] three.

095 07 47 Young: Okay.

095 07 48 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. We want System A Ascent Feed open. And, under no situation do we want the aft ullage pressure to exceed 180.

095 08 02 Duke: Okay. Okay, we closed it. It's - ullage pressure is 070, now.

095 08 18 Irwin: Roger. We copy.

095 08 19 Duke: And, RCS is 180 and we're down to 85 percent.

095 08 28 Young: Okay. We get what, Charlie?

095 08 31 Duke: P52.

095 08 35 Young: This is the worst jam I was ever in.

095 08 39 Duke: Eighty on the pressure.

095 08 42 Young: Okay, we can't do it P52, we got to do it [garble].

095 08 45 Duke: Can't see it?

095 08 46 Young: No. How do you know?

095 08 47 Duke: I'm looking in the AOT.

095 08 49 Young: Okay.

095 08 50 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. You need the - that state vector in before you do the P52.

095 08 58 Duke: It's all in, Jim.

095 09 02 Young: Okay.

095 09 04 Irwin: Roger. We understand you already have it in.

095 09 10 Duke: 32 Enter.

095 09 12 Young: 32 Enter. There you go.

095 09 16 Duke: Okay.

095 09 17 Young: We go on to the next display, right?

095 09 18 Duke: No, wait a minute. Let's do it again. Verb 21 Noun 01 Enter. 373 Enter. 32533 Enter. Pro. Okay, P53.

095 09 42 Young: Okay.

095 09 44 Duke: Okay, 331.

095 09 54 Young: 331 [garble].

095 10 10 Young: There it is.

095 10 16 Duke: You got it?

095 10 20 Young: We got to turn on the lights, Charlie,

095 10 22 Duke: Yeah.

095 10 38 Young: There you go.

095 10 41 Duke: You got a 331, yet? Enter? Go ahead, you are cleared to mark. 33195. Go ahead. 33197.

095 11 14 Duke: 33 - Wait, let me recheck that. No, I don't know how you do that [garble]

095 11 29 Young: You got to Enter it, Charlie. 33195.

095 11 51 Young: Okay. 33182.

095 12 10 Young: 33180.

095 12 30 Duke: [Garble] every time.

095 12 35 Young: Okay, you're clear to mark.

095 12 40 Young: 16950, [garble] 17007; 17078. What are you going to do? [Garble], Charlie.

095 13 35 Young: 16990. 16990.

095 13 56 Young: Verb 21 Enter.

095 14 07 Duke: Why don't you look at the [garble].

095 14 23 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Will you check the Rendezvous Radar Operate circuit breakers on Panel 117

095 14 33 Young: They're open. They're open.

095 14 35 Duke: They are open.

095 14 41 Young: Okay, what's the number [garble].

095 14 44 Irwin: Roger. We copied that you said they were open, John.

095 15 01 Irwin: Okay, the Rendezvous Radar Operate Heater should be Closed at this time.

095 15 08 Duke: Okay, no good [garble].

095 15 10 Young: Okay, we're at Close in Standby and Open - in Operate.

095 15 15 Duke: Okay, the Rendezvous Radar Operate Heater is Closed.

095 15 20 Irwin: Roger. We copy.

095 15 25 Young: Is it two?

095 15 26 Duke: It's just one [garble]. If you don't see it, we'll go to two.

095 15 30 Young: Okay. I sure don't - sure don't see it.

095 15 43 Duke: Now do you see it?

095 15 45 Young: [Garble] all I see is the rendezvous radar. It's stowed right there. Can't we unstow the rendezvous radar?

095 16 01 Duke: Hey, Jim. We got the rendezvous radar in detent, too. Can we move it out of the way or can we select another star?

095 16 11 Irwin: Stand by.

095 16 27 Irwin: Okay. Go ahead and slew it, Orion.

095 16 32 Duke: Okay [garble]. Push that breaker there and let's give it 30 seconds [garble].

095 16 52 Young: Okay, we got that [garble] and can't - Ken has got to have 53 [garble]. He had to have that [garble] and make sure your radar [garble]

095 17 14 Mattingly (CM): Okay, I don't have it Off yet, John. What happened to our Hot Fire?

095 17 20 Duke: We're still doing a P52. We'll get to you in a minute.

095 17 24 Mattingly (CM): Okay, and you want B-3 Off now.

095 18 20 Irwin: Okay, Orion. This is Houston. On this RCS problem - we want you to transfer out of System A down to a reading of 80 percent on RCS System A. We are trying to transfer out of that system to reserve your blowdown capability. We would like you to go ahead and transfer now, but do not let the aft pressure go above 180. Over,

095 18 49 Duke: We copy.

095 19 06 Duke: Okay, closed, 80 percent, and the aft pressure is [garble] 155.

095 19 19 Young: Okay, Charlie [garble]. Go ahead.

095 19 27 Duke: Plus 260, 1 - 8 - plus 26112; plus 26121 [garble] 8.

095 20 23 Young: Plus 26117.

095 20 58 Young: Okay, go ahead.

095 21 35 Young: 261 30 [garble].

095 21 50 Young: 16017. Wait a minute. 6057 [garble]

095 22 15 Young: 16010 [garble], 16092, [garble], 16182 [garble].

095 22 52 Young: Okay. Houston, [garble] 93...

095 23 01 Irwin: Orion. This is Houston with some words on your Hot Fire Check. You have a Go to do that Hot Fire Check on the back side. We'd like you to use System A. Of course, the procedure for that is to close Main SOV [Shut Off Valve] on System B and to open the Crossfeed so that you'll be using just System A. Over.

095 23 24 Duke: Say that again, Jim?

095 23 27 Irwin: Roger. For your hot fire check on the back side, we want you to use system A. So we'd like you to close the Main SOV System B and open the Crossfeed. Over.

095 23 42 Duke: Roger. We copy.

095 23 47 Irwin: Roger.

095 23 58 Duke: Okay, Ken. We no longer need Min Dead Band. We'd like a - [garble] Okay, Ken. We no longer need Min Dead Band. We'd like an 06 Noun 20.

095 24 20 Mattingly: Roger.

095 24 21 Duke: On my mark, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -

095 24 25 Duke: Mark.

095 24 30 Mattingly: Ninety-five percent [garble].

095 24 41 Duke: I know why that was. When we torque the platform, we're in Att Hold, see.

095 24 47 Mattingly: You didn't try to [garble] to go there, you...

095 24 50 Duke: That's right.

095 24 51 Young: Okay, did you get the Verb? Okay, read those numbers to me.

095 24 58 Duke: 2933...

095 24 59 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston.

095 25 02 Duke: ...28925. Go ahead.

095 25 04 Irwin: Roger.

095 25 06 Mattingly: (CM) 491 [garble]

095 25 07 Irwin: Assuming you get the P52 complete, you have a Go for undocking. Over.

095 25 14 Young: Okay. They're already completing it.

095 25 17 Irwin: Okay, good.

095 25 18 Duke: Okay, Jim. Our torquing angles - we didn't copy, but they were less than a half a degree. And our Noun 06 is at 95:23 and 24. For Command Module, plus 268, plus 10919; plus 005, 00503. LM, 29338. And then my - [garble] gimbal, 28925, 35491. And the torque was about a minute before that on the - on the P52.

095 25 57 Young: Okay [garble]. Are we ready to go to RCS checkout?

095 26 02 Duke: Okay; Guidance Control, P to A.

095 26 04 Young: Okay.

095 26 05 Duke: Okay. Att/Translation, 4 Jet.

095 26 06 Young: 4 Jet.

095 26 07 Duke: Attitude Control, three, to Pulse.

095 26 08 Irwin: Okay, Orion. We copied that data.

095 26 09 Duke: Mode Control, both, Att Hold.

095 26 10 Young: Mode Control, Att Hold.

095 26 12 Duke: ACA/Jet 4, Disable.

095 26 15 Young: ACA/Jet. That's - No, this right here [garble].

095 26 17 Duke: We've already gone through this.

095 26 19 Young: Yeah, that first part.

095 26 21 Duke: Okay, Verb 76. Okay, Ken, we need Wide Dead Band and Att Hold.

095 26 34 Mattingly (CM): Orion, say again, please.

095 26 29 Young: Ken, we need Wide Dead Band and Att Hold.

095 26 37 Young: We need Wide Dead Band, Att Hold. Wide Dead Band Attitude Hold.

095 26 46 Mattingly (CM): Orion, I am in Wide Dead Band, Att Hold. Okay, I'll go Free when you give me the call.

095 26 53 Young: Okay.

095 26 54 Duke: We're going to RCS checkout, Ken. Verb 76.

095 26 57 Mattingly (CM): Go.

095 26 58 Irwin: Roger; we copy.

095 26 59 Duke: Okay. Verb 11 Noun 10 Enter, 5 Enter. Okay. Commander TTCA, up.

095 27 11 Young: Okay. TTCA 28.

095 27 17 Duke: That's okay. It's not going to burn anything that - that [garble] good. And I don't...

095 27 20 Young: M, L, 25.

095 27 21 Duke: Good. Okay. I'll give you...

095 27 23 Young: It's all yours, Charlie.

095 27 24 Duke: Good. Good...

095 27 26 Irwin: Orion, you are one minute from LOS.

095 27 31 Duke: Go right. Fire again [garble]. Left. Good one. Up forward, forward. Good one. Good. Good. Okay let me turn the page. "PGNS Rate Command (Cold Fire), AGS pulse." CB 11, Attitude Direct, Close.

095 27 48 Young: Attitude Direct, Closed.

095 27 50 Duke: Verb 77.

095 27 51 Young: Verb 77.

095 27 53 Duke: Verb 75 Noun 01 Enter.

095 27 56 Young: Roger. Noun 01 Enter.

095 27 57 Duke: 42 Enter.

095 27 58 Young: 42 Enter.

095 27 59 Duke: Okay. Commander ACA to soft stop, pause [garble] Roll right. Okay. Here [garble]

095 28 06 Young: There you go. No, you don't. That's right. Let's roll right.

095 28 09 Duke: Okay, left. Good number. Pitch up. Good number. Pitch down. Okay. That' s a good number. Yaw right. Good number. Yaw left. Good number. You pitch up again. Good number. Okay. "AGS rate command (Cold Fire), 4 Jet Secondary Coil (Hot Fire) Check."

[Combined communications restart here. Now for Casper's communications from 095:42.]

094 44 02 Hartsfield: Casper, Houston.

094 44 07 Mattingly: Go ahead.

094 44 08 Hartsfield: Good morning to you. Got a couple of pads for you, Ken. I got the CSM DAP load, which is copied at 95:55.

094 44 22 Mattingly: Okay, Hank. Just make sure that I get a break here about 94:49. Okay, go ahead with your pads.

094 44 37 Hartsfield: Roger. Weight, 39298; Noun 48, plus 0.49, plus 1.22.

094 44 57 Mattingly: Okay, this is at 95:55. Weight 39298, plus 0.49, plus 1.22.

094 45 08 CapCom: Roger; that's correct.

094 45 12 Mattingly: And, Hank, Jim's still up on our loop.

094 45 16 Hartsfield: Roger. He just went off, Ken.

094 45 21 Mattingly: Okay. Did you get my readback?

094 45 25 Hartsfield: That's affirmative. It was good.

094 45 34 Mattingly: And we ought to orbit down here at eight miles. This is really neat.

094 45 54 Mattingly: Did you have anything else for me, Hank?

094 45 56 Hartsfield: Roger; I had your P24 Pad for about 96:45. I think we've got time to get that in.

094 46 04 Mattingly: Yes, sir; let's go ahead. I'm ready.

094 46 07 Hartsfield: Okay. The target is 16-3. TI, 096:43:59, 096:45:37.0, 096:46:07, 096:46:29. Attitude, 015, 296, 000; north, 03 nautical miles.

094 46 55 Mattingly: Okay, Hank. I thought 16-3 was to be used only for high altitude. That's kind of a large crater, isn't it?

094 47 06 Hartsfield: Stand by, and I'll check it.

094 47 08 Mattingly: Maybe that's the only one that's in the track. Okay, let me read it back to you, and just verify that later. 096:43:59, 96:45:37.0, 96:46:07, 96:46:29; roll, 015; pitch, 296; yaw, 000; north, 3 miles on 16-3.

094 47 32 Hartsfield: Good readback, Ken.

094 47 35 Mattingly: Okay. And I'm going to go out the window here for just a minute. And I've got the VHF off so I can talk to you. If the LMs call me or something, you might give me a call.

094 47 47 Hartsfield: Okay, will do.

094 50 17 Mattingly: Okay, I'm coming up on the edge of the Kant Plateau now and, from down here, that looks like a real steep rise. That's very impressive. But there's nothing that's particularly significant about the topography or the texture, it just rises up.

094 50 31 Hartsfield: Roger; copy.

094 51 08 Mattingly: And all the surface here, Hank, has this striation effect to it. It's like we were looking at down there at - pictures of the Silver Spur and so forth. But this is on the horizontal surface. And it all has that same effect.

094 51 21 Hartsfield: Hey, that's really interesting.

094 52 29 Mattingly: Okay, Hank, we slipped by it. Coming up upside down and backwards almost vertical like this, I didn't get a very good hack at it, but I did get a - one look at it, and you can identify North and South Ray and all the features there, and got a look at that old Erastostenion [sic] Crater that's over to the southwest that shows beautiful lineaments in the photographs. And they aren't there visually from - from here. It looks like it has the same interior that all the rest of the things do. And I'll talk more about that later.

094 53 04 Hartsfield: Roger.

094 53 20 Mattingly: Okay, I'm ready to go to work.

094 53 26 CapCom: Did you get any photos in there?

094 53 30 Mattingly: Got just one. Just had one glance at it before it was occulted by the LM.

094 53 36 CapCom: Roger.

094 53 45 CapCom: Ken, did you get a Flight Plan change at a hundred hours and 20 minutes to charge Battery A?

094 54 07 Mattingly: No, sir.

094 54 08 CapCom: Okay, I couldn't tell from here whether that'd gone up or not. That - At a hundred hours, 20 minutes, we'd like to add "Charge Battery A."

094 54 19 Mattingly: Okay, charge Battery A at a hundred hours and 20 minutes, and I'm gonna go get my helmet and gloves on here. Then we'll do a little suit circuit integrity check. Got anything that we ought to do first?

094 54 38 CapCom: I'm just coming on. Did you happen to take a look at that docking latch? Okay, I've Just been told that's all squared away. So I don't - don't know of anything that needs to be done now before you go ahead with the integrity check.

094 54 56 Mattingly: Okay. I'm going to press into that.

095 02 16 CapCom: Casper, Houston. For your information, the LM's about four or five minutes from hot fire.

095 02 24 Mattingly: Okay, I'm still on a tight dead band.

095 02 28 CapCom: Okays I was just giving you a warning, in case you wanted to bring your VHF up or whatever you need to do to talk to them.

095 02 36 Mattingly: Okay, thank you.

095 05 11 Mattingly: Orion, Casper.

095 05 14 Young (LM): Go ahead, Casper.

095 05 17 Mattingly: Okay, Orion. I understand you're coming up on the hot fire check, and I think I'm supposed to go to a Wide Dead Band. Can I have about two minutes to complete my suit check?

095 05 25 Young (LM): Roger. We're not going there yet. I'll tell you when.

095 05 28 Mattingly: Okay. Thank you, sir.

095 05 33 CapCom: Casper, Houston. If you've got a sec there, I'd like to give you your sep Pad. Stand by; I'll wait until you get through with the check.

095 06 06 Mattingly: Houston, did you call Casper?

095 06 09 CapCom: Roger, Ken. I'll wait until you get through with your integrity check. Give me a call when you're through, please.

095 06 17 Mattingly: Okay, thank you. There's not much else I can do.

095 06 56 Young (LM): Okay, Ken. Stay at Min Dead Band. We'll do a P52 here.

095 07 03 Mattingly: Okay, I'm still in Min Dead Band. Thank you.

095 13 50 Mattingly: Okay, Casper's completed with a suit circuit integrity check.

095 13 55 CapCom: Real good, Ken. Can you copy a sep pad now?

095 14 12 Mattingly: Go ahead.

095 14 13 CapCom: Roger. Noun 33, 096:13:31.00. And your attitude is good except pitch is 105.

095 14 44 Mattingly: Okay, I copy. Noun 33, 096:13:31.00. The attitude: 000, 105, and 000.

095 14 56 CapCom: Good readback, Ken. And in regard to that question you had about 16-3, your present groundtrack is about 15,000 feet south of the preplanned, and that puts 16-1 outside the acceptable limits; 16-3 is closer to the landing site, and they would like for you to go ahead and use that.

095 15 20 Mattingly: Okay.

095 15 25 CapCom: And I guess the message is there, Ken, just shoot the center.

095 15 33 Mattingly: All right, I'll do that.

[There appears to be parts missing of a conversation between Ken Mattingly and Orion's crew over the following few minutes.  This is probably due to the poor comms, and the lack of either LM or CM on-board recordings for this period.]

095 17 14 Mattingly: Okay, I don't have it Off yet, John. What happened to our hot fire?

095 17 20 Duke (LM): We're still doing a P52. We'll get to you in a minute.

095 17 24 Mattingly: Okay, and you want B-3 Off now.

095 17 32 Mattingly: B-3 is Off.

095 24 18 Mattingly: Okay, say when you want the 620.

095 24 31 Mattingly: Okay, that's plus 2.68, plus 109.19, plus 5.03.

095 26 24 Duke: Okay, Ken, we need Wide Dead Band and Att Hold.

095 26 26 CapCom: Casper, Houston. We're about two minutes from LOS.

095 26 34 Mattingly: Orion, say again, please.

095 26 37 CapCom: Roger. This is Houston, Casper. We're about two minutes from LOS.

095 26 46 Mattingly: Okay, Houston. Stand by. Break. Orion, I am in Wide Dead Band, Att Hold. Okay, I'll go Free when you give me the call. Break. Houston, this is Casper. Go ahead.

095 27 05 CapCom: Roger, Ken. We've got about a minute until LOS. I was just telling you.

095 27 11 Mattingly: Hi, gang.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control. We've had loss of signal toward the end of the Eleventh lunar revolution of Apollo 16. Still docked at this time, however, by the time that the two spacecraft come around the front side of the Moon again at the start of the 12th revolution they will have undocked. I have a schedule of Ground Elapsed Time of 96:13, about four minutes, correction six minutes prior to first acquisition on orbit number 12 as the spacecraft went around the corner. Duke and Young were conducting the Reaction Control System hot fire checks aboard Lunar Module Orion. There has been some difficulty in getting the steerable S-Band antenna on Orion to perform - particularly to yaw to the proper settings for providing good communications to Earth. However, for Revolution 13 which is the landing revolution we will have the 202 foot, 210 foot [64 metre] large communications dish at Goldstone, California in acquisition of the spacecraft and all the high bit rate data, voice and all of the forms of communication with Orion can be handled through the omni antennas, provided we do have the 210 foot antenna. There was some imbalance between Reaction Control System regulator pressures between Systems A and B; that was the reason why the crew was instructed to open the cross feed to allow some of the propellant from System A to go into the Ascent [Stage] propellant storage tanks. The propellant is not lost in this operation. It merely is transferred to another tank. Also the crew is instructed to use System A only for the RCS hot fire, also to take some of the load off of the RCS System A. We're some 45 minutes away from acquisition in revolution Number 12. At LOS, Apollo 16 at [sic] an orbit measuring 10.3 by 58.9 nautical miles [19.1 by 109.1 kilometres], and at 95:32 Ground Elapsed Time, this is Apollo Control.

[We return to a combined transcript with Loss of Signal at 095:28]

095 28 35 Duke (LM comm): Ken, you can go Free.

095 28 41 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. I'm Free now.

095 28 46 Duke (LM comm): All right.

095 29 11 Young (LM comm): I believe you're moving them.

095 29 15 Duke (LM comm): Yeah. It feels like it.

095 31 37 Duke (LM comm): Okay. Ken, you can go Wide Dead Band, Att Hold.

095 31 42 Mattingly (CM comm: Okay. We're in Att Hold.

095 31 55 Mattingly (CM comm): How about if we set up this comm configuration to record data, and then I can work on the hatch.

095 31 58 Duke (LM comm): Okay, I'll do it. Okay, you got it - B Data.

[LM transcript restarts at 095 32 03]

095 32 03 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. Get out your checklist, and you can start the rendezvous radar check, if you want to. We've got 16 minutes to the -

095 32 30 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, Orion. I'm going to turn my roll engines off because it looks like we're stable here, and go ahead with the procedure here, and close out the tunnel.

095 32 40 Duke (LM comm): Okay.

095 32 46 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we got something - we're hung up in some loop here, Charlie.

095 32 49 Duke (LM onboard): Why...

095 32 50 Young (LM onboard): Do a Verb 96.

095 32 51 Duke (LM onboard): ...why do you say that?

095 32 52 Young (LM onboard): Because the Activity light is on.

095 32 53 Duke (LM onboard): Oh.

095 32 59 Young (LM onboard): There we go. Okay. Now what?

095 33 04 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, you can do the rendezvous radar self-test, if you want to. That's all we got to do.

095 33 07 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Let's do it.

095 33 10 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. And I'll do the rate gyro check. 95:26, Track Mode, Slew. S-band Antenna, Aft. Biomed, Off. Lo bit rate. Up-Link Squelch, Enable. Okay. Okay, let's get going.

095 33 32 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 33 33 Duke (LM onboard): Don't you - I'll read it to you.

095 33 34 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Give me the book - give me the boo...

095 33 35 Duke (LM onboard): I'll read it to you; I've got nothing else to do.

095 33 37 Young (LM onboard): You don't have nothing to do?

095 33 38 Duke (LM onboard): No. CB 11, Rendezvous Radar, two, close.

095 33 41 Young (LM onboard): Okay. One, close...

095 33 43 Duke (LM comm): Okay. Ken, can you turn the B3 off, please? We're gonna do a rendezvous radar checkout.

095 33 46 Mattingly (CM comm): Yes, sir. It's been off.

095 33 47 Duke (LM comm): Thank you. And verify your transponder off.

095 33 XX Duke (LM onboard): Okay, you released it. Crosspointers both to Hi Mult.

095 33 54 Mattingly (CM comm): That's verified.

095 33 57 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go to Hi Mult.

095 33 59 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Hi Mult.

095 34 01 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Your - Rate/Error Monitor, Rendezvous Radar. Okay, mine is, yours is.

095 34 26 Young (LM onboard): What else we need?

095 34 28 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Rate - go to Range/Range Rate. I got it.

095 34 30 Young (LM onboard): Range/Range Rate.

095 34 31 Duke (LM onboard): Shaft/Trunnion, Plus Or Minus 50, you've got. Okay, Mode to Slew. Temperature is okay. Select Secondary Gyros.

095 34 39 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 34 41 Duke (LM onboard): No, no. Just - sl - I'm sorry, this to - this to Slew. That what's I was...

095 34 46 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, it is.

095 34 47 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, wait a minute, now; wait a minute. Okay. AC Bus A: Range/Range Rate Altitude/Altitude Rate, close. On 11, AC Bus A.

095 34 56 Young (LM onboard): It's closed.

095 34 58 Duke (LM onboard): Flight Displays: Range/Range Rate Altitude/Altitude Rate, close.

095 35 00 Young (LM onboard): Closed.

095 35 02 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Slew Rate, Hi. Okay, we're -

095 35 06 Young (LM onboard): Slew.

095 35 07 Duke (LM onboard): He's [garble] the latches. Okay, we've already slewed Down. Okay, check the Mode 1 region, Left, Right. Okay.

095 35 17 Young (LM onboard): I did.

095 35 18 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Up and Down. Okay, go to Lo.

095 35 22 Young (LM onboard): Lo. Go, Charlie.

095 35 24 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Oops, there you go. Right, Down, Left, and Up. Okay.

095 35 32 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 35 33 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go to Auto Track.

095 35 35 Young (LM onboard): Go to Auto Track. Radar Test to on?

095 35 39 Duke (LM onboard): Radar Test to Rendezvous.

095 35 40 Young (LM onboard): Rendezvous, I mean.

095 35 43 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go to 477 and 517. Crosspointers oscillate. FDAI needles vary. Okay, they are.

095 35 55 Young (LM onboard): Okay, it's 494. That close enough?

095 36 01 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. This thing is gonna drive me insane.

095 36 24 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Test Monitor, AGC: 1.2 to 1.6. Okay, that's great - number. Okay; 1.2 to 1.6. Transmitter: 2.8 to 3.2.

095 36 31 Young (LM onboard): 3.7.

095 36 32 Duke (LM onboard): Great. It is?

095 36 34 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 36 35 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Shaft Error: 2.2 to 2.6.

095 36 45 Young (LM onboard): 2.2 to 2.6.

095 36 46 Duke (LM onboard): Wait a minute. How about the Trunnion Error?

095 36 49 Young (LM onboard): The same.

095 36 50 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Go back to AGC.

095 36 53 Young (LM onboard): AGC.

095 36 54 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Set NorMon flag, Verb 25 Noun 07 Enter, 101 Enter, 10 Enter, 01 Enter. Rendezvous Radar mode to LGC.

095 37 09 Young (LM onboard): Okay. LGC. What am I doing? Go.

095 37 15 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Verbs - No Track and power fail. Verb 6 -

095 37 18 Young (LM onboard): Verb 63.

095 37 19 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Okay, Pro; Tracker light on. Should go out after 12 seconds.

095 37 31 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 37 39 Duke (LM onboard): That comm can really screw you up. Well, we're not gonna have TV from the LM, unless we get that High Gain up.

095 37 49 Young (LM onboard): That's all right.

095 37 50 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, my lights are out. 72, varying, Pro.

095 37 56 Young (LM onboard): There you go. 195.57, 195.57...

095 38 01 Duke (LM onboard): Good.

095 38 02 Young (LM onboard): ...minus 049.66.

095 38 03 Duke (LM onboard): Good.

095 38 04 Young/Duke (LM onboard): Verb 34.

095 38 05 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Radar Test to Off.

095 38 08 Young (LM onboard): Radar Test is Off.

095 38 10 Duke (LM onboard): Verb 40 Noun 72.

095 38 11 Young (LM onboard): Noun 72 Enter. Verb 41, that right? Verb 40 Noun...

095 38 19 Duke (LM onboard): No, I just want you to zero the CDUs.

095 38 22 Young (LM onboard): ...72 Enter. Okay.

095 38 33 Young (LM onboard): 31210.

095 38 36 Duke (LM onboard): Making it overflow. Have to bail out.

095 38 46 Duke (LM onboard): 1210. Two routines using AOT, IMU, or radar at same time.

095 38 50 Young (LM onboard): Okay, that's my - that was a procedural error.

095 38 53 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. I don't know whether I got the right state vector there. Let's kill that integration. We'll try that state vector in a minute. Okay. Now, Verb 40 Noun 72 Enter.

095 39 15 Young (LM onboard): Enter.

095 39 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Shaft and Trunnion, Plus or Minus 50.

095 39 22 Young (LM onboard): There you go.

095 39 23 Duke (LM onboard): Verb 41 Noun 72 Enter. Load plus 04000. Same thing. Pro. Verb 16 [Noun] 72.

095 39 49 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 39 50 Duke (LM onboard): It's there. Shaft and Trunnion, Plus or Minus 5.

095 39 54 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 39 55 Duke (LM onboard): Radar - go to Primary on the RA - on the - Okay, Verb 41 Noun 72. Okay. Load 356, and plus 3 - go, plus 356. Okay. Pro. Verb 16 Noun 72. Okay, it's there. Verb 41 Noun 72. Load all balls. That's good. You don't - plus 283. Pro. 16 Noun 72.

095 40 46 Young (LM onboard): Hey, I...

095 40 47 Duke (LM onboard): it's there.

095 40 48 Young (LM onboard): ...I'm going...

095 40 49 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Rendezvous Radar, two, open.

095 40 51 Young (LM onboard): Radar, two, coming open, Charlie. Verb 44 Enter.

095 40 59 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Go back to Slew.

095 41 02 Young (LM onboard): Slew.

095 41 03 Duke (LM comm): Okay, Ken. You can turn on B3 and the transponder, as you wish.

095 41 08 Young (LM onboard): Let's - let's check that state vector again, Charlie. That's...

095 41 10 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Let's undock first. Let's get all this done.

095 41 12 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 41 14 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. And I'll - I'll put the hatch in.

095 41 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we've got to get a pressure integrity check. PGAs.

095 41 20 Young (LM onboard): Oh, we do?

095 41 21 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 41 22 Young (LM onboard): Okay, so we ain't - Is that the only thing we have to do on this side, right?

095 41 25 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, we're - then we're two minutes ahead on that. We caught up, babe.

095 41 33 Young (LM onboard): Well, if that vector's right.

095 41 35 Duke (LM onboard): Well, that - that won't take me two seconds to do that.

095 41 38 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 41 38 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. If you'll verify that your hatch is closed and dump valve in Auto.

095 41 44 Duke (LM onboard): Tell him yes.

095 41 49 Young (LM comm): That's verified, Ken.

095 41 50 Mattingly (CM comm): All right, sir.

095 41 57 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Suit Gas Diverter, Pull Egress. Cabin Gas Return to Egress.

095 42 04 Young (LM onboard): Here, let me read that to you, Charlie.

095 42 06 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 42 09 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Suit Gas Diverter to Pull Egress.

095 42 10 Duke (LM onboard): Go ahead.

095 42 11 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return to Egress.

095 42 13 Duke (LM onboard): Go ahead.

095 42 14 Young (LM onboard): Suit Circuit Relief to Close.

095 42 15 Duke (LM onboard): Go ahead.

095 42 16 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg A to Egress.

095 42 17 Duke (LM onboard): Well, wait a minute, we got a - Okay. Go ahead. Go ahead.

095 42 23 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Press Reg B, Direct 02 .

095 42 25 Duke (LM onboard): Well, we got to get our helmets and gloves on first.

095 42 27 Young (LM onboard): Oh, okay.

095 42 52 Young (LM onboard): Charlie, I can't see what I'm doing.

095 43 33 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I'm buttoned up.

095 43 35 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Me - me - me, too, almost. Okay.

095 43 51 Young (LM onboard): Suit Gas Diverter to - to Egress.

095 43 52 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I'm down to the Press Reg B to Direct O2 .

095 43 54 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg B to Direct O2 .

095 43 57 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 43 58 Young (LM onboard): Monitor cuff gage to 3.7 to 4.0.

095 44 01 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, here we go.

095 44 10 Duke (LM onboard): Boy, it takes forever, doesn't it?

095 44 14 Young (LM onboard): Yep.

095 44 57 Duke (LM onboard): How are your ears?

095 44 59 Young (LM onboard): Fine.

095 45 00 Duke (LM onboard): Good; mine, too.

095 44 59 Mattingly (CM comm): And, Orion, I understand you're complete with your rendezvous radar transponder check [garble]. Is that affirm?

095 45 10 Duke (LM comm): That's affirmative, Ken.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control at 95 hours, 45 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. Some 31 minutes away from acquisition of Apollo 16 as it starts around the front side of the Moon on orbit number 12. To summarize the apparent problem with the Lunar Module steerable antenna, if by the time of power descent and landing the problem has not sorted itself out and the antenna is, indeed, out of commission, right now, it appears that the crew cannot get the antenna to rotate in the yaw movement. It will be possible for all data in voice, high bit rate data, to be relayed to Earth through the Omni antennas starting with revolution number 13 which is the landing revolution. The 210 foot antenna in Goldstone, California will be the prime site. There's no apparent concern here in Mission Control with the potential loss of the steerable antenna. Some mention as been made of the fact that the meters that indicate antenna position sometimes fail or hang in the one indication, when actually, the antenna is properly rotating, but over the next two revolutions, this situation should sort itself out. At any rate, loss of the antenna does not mean that the landing will be aborted. We're still in a Go situation. And at next acquisition, the two spacecraft, Casper and Orion, will have been separated by some six minutes prior to acquisition. 28 minutes now until acquisition of signal from Casper and Orion. At 95:48, this Apollo Control.

095 45 15 Young (LM onboard): What do you have to do on this RCS?

095 45 20 Duke (LM onboard): We're okay now. We'll use RCS B for a little while.

095 45 24 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 45 25 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. I'm going to Cabin-Egress.

095 45 28 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Should you have System B shutoff valve closed?

095 45 33 Duke (LM onboard): Right now we do. I'm going to turn it on in a minute. But let's go - Okay.

095 45 38 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Press Reg - Reg - Reg B to - to Direct O2 .

095 45 44 Duke (LM onboard): I got that.

095 45 46 Young (LM onboard): It says, Press Reg B to Egress. Monitor cuff gage to - Are you at Egress?

095 45 52 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 45 54 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Shouldn't be less than 0.3 in a minute.

095 46 00 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we've been there.

095 46 02 Young (LM onboard): Looks good to me, Charlie.

095 46 03 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, it looks good to me. I'm going Secondary Canister.

095 46 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 46 06 Mattingly (CM onboard): No good way to get to that [garble]

095 46 08 Duke (LM onboard): Should have an O2 light. We do.

095 46 11 Young (LM onboard): Pressure dropped a little.

095 46 12 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. The loop was evacuated.

095 46 14 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 46 15 Duke (LM onboard): Then check it for a minute.

095 46 18 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 46 32 Duke (LM onboard): Rock solid.

095 46 33 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 46 35 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, what's next?

095 46 36 Young (LM onboard): Okay. CO2 select to Primary. CO2 light goes off.

095 46 43 Duke (LM onboard): Go ahead.

095 46 45 Young (LM onboard): Suit Circuit Relief to Auto.

095 46 47 Duke (LM onboard): Suit Circuit Relief going Auto. We'll start back down.

095 46 49 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg A and B to Cabin.

095 46 50 Duke (LM onboard): Going to Cabin.

095 46 55 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return to Auto.

095 46 57 Duke (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return is in Auto.

095 46 59 Young (LM onboard): Suit Gas Diverter to Push-Cabin. That'll really get us down.

095 47 02 Duke (LM onboard): Is that what it says?

095 47 04 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 47 05 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, here we go. How do you read?

095 47 12 Young (LM onboard): Fine.

095 47 14 Duke (LM onboard): Man, it really brought us down, didn't it?

095 47 16 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. I think that was a little too fast, Charlie. My ear didn't clear.

095 47 21 Duke (LM onboard): Sorry. Let's go back. What else does it say to do?

095 47 29 Young (LM onboard): It's clear now.

095 47 31 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 47 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay, it says, "Rate gyro test." Suit circuit - Well, wait a minute.

095 47 47 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we're down through there.

095 47 48 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, okay...

095 47 49 Young (LM onboard): [Garble] diverter [garble].

095 47 50 Duke (LM onboard): Turn the page. That's a regulator...

095 47 51 Young (LM onboard): Regulator check.

095 47 52 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. I'm going to go to Push-Cabin. I don't understand that noise, but...

095 47 58 Young (LM onboard): Well, the suit depresses around you, see?

095 48 00 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, uh-huh, okay.

095 48 01 Young (LM onboard): Verify CSM tunnel hatch, pressure equalization valve, and tunnel vent valves closed and tunnel vented. The fact is, we're getting no flow.

095 48 08 Duke (LM onboard): I know it. Okay.

095 48 18 Duke (LM comm): Hey, Ken. Is the tunnel vented yet?

095 48 21 Mattingly (CM comm): It's venting.

095 48 23 Duke (LM comm): Okay. We're ready for our regulator check right now, when you get a - if you'll give us a Go on that tunnel vent.

095 48 29 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, I've got about a half of a psi to go before I get - let you have it.

095 48 35 Duke (LM onboard): Cheek.

095 48 36 Duke (LM comm): Okay.

095 48 58 Duke (LM onboard): That's crazy. We don't get any flow that way.

095 49 05 Young (LM onboard): Well, maybe we're supposed to take our helmets and gloves off.

095 49 08 Duke (LM onboard): Doesn't say that. Okay, while we're waiting, let's check this state vector.

095 49 15 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, okay.

095 49 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, where's the G&N Checklist? Did you - we put it back up? I did, I think. Yeah, here it is.

095 49 26 Young (LM onboard): Could you check the other vector, too?

095 49 29 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 49 40 Duke (LM onboard): 1-26; I knew there was some page in there somewhere where you could go.

095 49 52 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Verb 01 Noun 01 Enter. 17 - 1173 Enter. 21 Enter.

095 50 06 Young (LM onboard): It's already there.

095 50 07 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Noun 15 Enter.

095 50 15 Young (LM onboard): Okay, should be...

095 50 16 Duke (LM onboard): Read them out to me.

095 50 17 Young (LM onboard): ...01501.

095 50 19 Duke (LM onboard): Go. Enter.

095 50 21 Young (LM onboard): 77775.

095 50 22 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 23 Young (LM onboard): 77776.

095 50 24 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 25 Young (LM onboard): 57602.

095 50 26 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 27 Young (LM onboard): 00301.

095 50 28 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 29 Young (LM onboard): 37450.

095 50 31 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 32 Young (LM onboard): 00155.

095 50 34 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 35 Young (LM onboard): 20621.

095 50 36 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 38 Young (LM onboard): 20111.

095 50 40 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 41 Young (LM onboard): 31450.

095 50 43 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 44 Young (LM onboard): 00662.

095 50 45 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 46 Young (LM onboard): 17260.

095 50 48 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 49 Young (LM onboard): 76004.

095 50 50 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 52 Young (LM onboard): 55226.

095 50 53 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 54 Young (LM onboard): 04076.

095 50 55 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 56 Young (LM onboard): 17120.

095 50 57 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 50 58 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, I've got us about 22 minutes from undocking, and I'm at 3 psi [20 kPa] Delta-P in the tunnel. Estimate another [garble] to get it [garble] down.

095 51 11 Duke (LM onboard): Answer him, John.

095 51 14 Young (LM comm): Okay, Ken. That's fine.

095 51 19 Duke (LM onboard): Let's see what happens here.

095 51 21 Mattingly (CM comm): You guys don't have any problems over there?

[Quoted as "You guys got any problems" on CM tape]

095 51 26 Young (LM comm): Yeah, we can't get our Computer Activity light to go out. See, it's integrating somewhere. I wonder if it's a - if it's a LM state - CSM state vector. That's what it is - I got the idea.

095 51 40 Duke (LM onboard): What?

095 51 41 Young (LM onboard): How do you transfer the...

095 51 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, that's a busy little thing anyway.

095 51 44 Mattingly (CM comm): Nothing in the - we do not undock until you get AOS?

095 51 47 Young (LM onboard): No, we undock.

095 51 50 Duke (LM comm): Oh, no, we're ready to go.

095 51 50 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay.

095 51 52 Duke (LM comm): We just don't have your state vector in, and that's - that's our problem. It's not - it's having trouble bringing your state vector up.

095 51 58 Young (LM onboard): I know what we should do. We should do a Verb 66.

095 51 59 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay.

095 52 03 Young (LM onboard): Well, well, wait. Let me look and see if that's what we should do.

095 52 06 Duke (LM onboard): I'm not sure you can do a Verb 66.

095 52 07 Young (LM onboard): I'm not sure you can in here, but they do it in P27.

095 52 12 Duke (LM onboard): John?

095 52 13 Young (LM onboard): Huh?

095 52 14 Duke (LM onboard): Let me read the book, okay?

095 52 15 Young (LM onboard): Okay. I can't - just look where the verbs are, Charlie.

095 52 23 Duke (LM onboard): That's what I'm going to do. That's nouns.

095 52 36 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, I'm doing a routine check on the tunnel. As soon as I complete this, you can go ahead and do your relief valve check.

095 52 38 Duke (LM comm): Okay.

095 52 39 Duke (LM onboard): That's - that's what we need - need.

095 52 40 Young (LM onboard): See that? Let's try it.

095 52 43 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, doing a Verb 96.

095 52 48 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. No, wait a minu...

095 52 49 Mattingly (CM comm): I'll wait - I'll make this a one-minute check.

095 52 53 Duke (LM onboard): John, you should've done a Verb 96 and stopped that integration first. Okay, now Verb 66. Now call P00.

095 53 16 Young (LM onboard): That didn't fix it.

095 53 18 Duke (LM onboard): That takes awhile. See? Good, we got it.

095 53 24 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 53 25 Duke (LM onboard): Pro. Okay, let's look at P00 now.

095 53 30 Young (LM onboard): We're looking at it.

095 53 32 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we fixed it. Okay, what we need to do is get Ken's - state vector.

095 53 43 Young (LM onboard): Well, Ken's state vector is the same as ours, Charlie.

095 53 47 Duke (LM onboard): How about that? (Laughter) Better be. (Laughter)

095 53 50 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 53 53 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter) Sorry about that.

095 53 58 Young (LM onboard): That's why that's an - I knew that's what it was. What is this pressure you've got to keep lower than, Charlie? Explain that to me.

[Begin Lunar Rev 12 at 095 54]

095 54 07 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, I'm back in tunnel vent and I'm gonna bring my roll engines on, and you're clear to check your relief valve.

095 54 15 Young (LM comm): Okay.

095 54 16 Duke (LM comm): Okay.

095 54 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. Turn the page.

095 54 23 Young (LM onboard): Hey, I'll read it to you, Charlie.

095 54 31 Duke (LM onboard): Regulator check. Here we go. Okay, starting with cabin repress.

095 54 36 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Repress valve to Manual. Verify flow, then Auto.

095 54 37 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go ahead.

095 54 40 Young (LM onboard): Verify overhead cabin dump valve to Auto.

095 54 43 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 54 45 Young (LM onboard): Circuit Breaker 16, ECS, Cabin Repress to open.

095 54 47 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go.

095 54 48 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg A and B to Egress.

095 54 49 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 54 50 Young (LM onboard): Suit Gas Diverter to Egress.

095 54 52 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 54 53 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return to Egress.

095 54 54 Duke (LM onboard): Go.

095 54 55 Young (LM onboard): Forward Cabin Dump Valve, Open, then Auto at 4.

095 54 59 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 55 00 Young (LM onboard): Want me to get it?

095 55 01 Duke (LM onboard): No, I'll get it. Okay, here we go. And it's going down.

095 55 11 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Auto at 4.

095 55 12 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, it is.

095 55 15 Young (LM onboard): Auto at 4. Suit Circuit Relief to Open.

095 55 18 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 55 19 Young (LM onboard): Verify suit pressure at 4, then Close.

095 55 26 Duke (LM onboard): It is, Close.

095 55 28 Young (LM onboard): Close. Press Reg A to Cabin. Verify suit pressure...

095 55 30 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Press Reg A's coming to Cabin.

095 55 34 Young (LM onboard): Comes up; it's rising, Charlie.

095 55 38 Duke (LM onboard): It is.

095 55 39 Young (LM onboard): Right. Then it says, Press Reg B to - Press Reg A to Egress.

095 55 41 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go.

095 55 42 Young (LM onboard): Suit Circuit Relief to Open.

095 55 44 Duke (LM onboard): To Open? Okay, go.

095 55 46 Young (LM onboard): Suit Circuit Relief, Open. Suit pressure goes to 4.

095 55 53 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 55 54 Young (LM onboard): Then it says, Close.

095 55 56 Duke (LM onboard): Close, okay.

095 55 58 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg B to Cabin.

095 55 59 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, go.

095 56 00 Young (LM onboard): Verify suit pressure rises, 4.6 to 5. It is.

095 56 04 Duke (LM onboard): It is. Go ahead.

095 56 08 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Suit Circuit Relief to Auto.

095 56 09 Duke (LM onboard): Go ahead.

095 56 10 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return to Auto.

095 56 11 Duke (LM onboard): Cabin Gas Return to Auto. Go ahead.

095 56 12 Young (LM onboard): Press Reg A to Cabin.

095 56 13 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

095 56 19 Young (LM onboard): Suit Gas Diverter to Push-Cabin.

095 56 21 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. We don't get any flow when we do that.

095 56 27 Young (LM onboard): No, do you know why?

095 56 28 Duke (LM onboard): Why?

095 56 29 Young (LM onboard): I got - have I got my hoses right?

095 56 30 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, you got your hoses right. This thing is leaking like a sieve.

095 56 40 Young (LM onboard): What's that?

095 56 41 Duke (LM onboard): My helmet's full of water.

095 56 44 Young (LM onboard): Oh.

095 56 45 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, Orion. I'm going to maneuver to the undocking attitude.

095 56 50 Young (LM comm): Okay, go to it.

095 56 55 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. What's next? Do the rate gyro check for me.

095 56 59 Young (LM onboard): Can't do it while he's maneuvering.

095 57 00 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, yeah.

095 57 13 Young (LM onboard): Man, look at that Moon. We're going to have to get a rag to wipe this thing off with.

095 57 20 Duke (LM onboard): There's some towels in your -

095 57 22 Young (LM onboard): Here.

095 58 06 Young (LM onboard): Here you go, Charlie.

095 58 08 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, just a minute. This thing, I can't get - keep - stay rolled up.

095 58 23 Young (LM onboard): There we go. Here you go, Charlie.

095 58 25 Duke (LM onboard): Just a minute. Okay, give it to me.

095 58 43 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. Here you go.

095 58 45 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 59 05 Young (LM onboard): We don't unsuit until after undocking?

095 59 06 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 59 07 Young (LM onboard): is that what it is?

095 59 08 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

095 59 09 Young (LM onboard): Oh. When is the undocking?

095 59 15 Duke (LM onboard): In about 13 minutes.

095 59 18 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

095 59 28 Duke (LM onboard): Can you get the tape out for me, John? I can't get this thing to stay in down here.

095 59 38 Young (LM onboard): I can't either, Charlie.

095 59 57 Young (LM onboard): We were on Down Voice Backup that whole time?

095 59 59 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, uh-huh.

096 00 00 Young (LM onboard): Oh, boy.

096 00 01 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, boy is right. I had a couple of dadgummits. Okay, John. Let's go. We got some stuff to do here before undocking. Attitude Monitor, LMP, to PGNS. It is. Rendezvous Radar Mode to Slew.

096 00 16 Young (LM onboard): It is.

096 00 17 Duke (LM onboard): Dead Band, Min.

096 00 18 Young (LM onboard): Min.

096 00 19 Duke (LM onboard): Attitude Control, three, to Mode Control.

096 00 20 Young (LM onboard): Mode Control.

096 00 21 Duke (LM onboard): Mode Control, both, Att Hold.

096 00 22 Young (LM onboard): Att Hold.

096 00 23 Duke (LM onboard): TTCA, both, to Jets.

096 00 24 Young (LM onboard): Jets.

096 00 25 LMP/Young (LM onboard): Okay.

096 00 29 Duke (LM onboard): Balance Couple - Okay, Rate/Error Monitor, Landing

Radar/Computer.

096 00 33 Young (LM onboard): Landing Radar/Computer.

096 00 42 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Attitude Monitor, PGNS. Guidance Control, PGNS. Okay?

096 00 46 Young (LM onboard): Atti - Guidance Control is PGNS.

096 00 52 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Mode Select, Landing Radar.

096 00 54 Young (LM onboard): Landing Radar.

096 00 55 Duke (LM onboard): Range/Altitude Monitor, Range/Range Rate.

096 00 57 Young (LM onboard): Go.

096 00 59 Duke (LM onboard): Rate Scale, 5 Degrees a Second.

096 01 00 Young (LM onboard): Rate Scale, 5 Degrees a Second.

096 01 02 Duke (LM onboard): Att/Translation of 4 Jets.

096 01 04 Young (LM onboard): 4 Jets.

096 01 05 Duke (LM onboard): Balance Couple, On.

096 01 06 Young (LM onboard): Balance Couples are On.

096 01 07 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, my monitor. Okay, I got to mount the camera. Don't believe we're going to be able to see anything, though.

096 01 13 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, well, don't worry about that.

096 01 14 Duke (LM onboard): All fogged up. How about turning the window heater on? Want to try a window heater?

096 01 19 Young (LM onboard): Want to try yours for a second?

096 01 21 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, let's see what happens.

096 01 22 Young (LM onboard): You don't want to leave it on too long, Charlie. So don't forget.

096 01 26 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Okay, I'm going to open System B, so we'll have two jets, two -

096 01 35 Young (LM comm): Okay, Charlie. Okay, Ken. Are you in undocking attitude now?

096 01 38 Mattingly (CM comm): That's affirmative; 12 minutes.

096 01 42 Young (LM comm): Okay.

096 01 52 Young (LM comm): Okay, Ken. Give me a Verb 06 Noun 20 on my mark.

096 01 54 Mattingly (CM comm): Stand by.

096 02 03 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, say when.

096 02 07 Young (LM comm): 3, 2, 1 -

096 02 08 Young (LM comm): Mark it; 96:02:07.

096 02 09 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay [garble]. Let's do it again.

096 02 13 Young (LM comm): Okay. Verb 06 Noun 20; 3, 2, 1 -

096 02 23 Young (LM comm): Mark.

096 02 24 Duke (LM onboard): 96...

096 02 24 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. Plus[garble].

096 02 26 Young (LM onboard): 96:02:23.

096 02 29 Duke (LM onboard): What? Hold on, Ken.

096 02 24 Mattingly (CM comm): [Garble] 56; plus 000.45.

096 02 36 Duke (LM onboard): Tell him to start over again.

096 02 41 Young (LM comm): Okay, that was at 96:02:23, Charlie.

096 02 45 Duke (LM comm): Yeah...

096 02 46 Young (LM comm): Read the numbers again, Ken.

096 02 46 Mattingly (CM comm): Plus 000.04; plus 105.56; plus 000.45.

096 02 58 Young (LM onboard): Copy.

096 03 01 Duke (LM comm): Okay. Copy four balls 4, 105.56 three balls 45.

096 03 04 Mattingly (CM onboard): That's affirmative.

096 03 02 Mattingly (LM onboard): That's affirmative.

096 03 04 Duke (LM onboard): 296.03 - 03, 28...

096 03 10 Young/Duke (LM onboard): 5.63.

096 03 12 Young (LM onboard): 359.51.

096 03 18 Duke (LM onboard): 359.51. Okay.

096 03 57 Young (LM onboard): How much fuel can we transfer into the ascent tanks before it becomes too full to fly?

096 04 01 Duke (LM onboard): Well, it's the pressure I think that - that they're worried about - on the ascent tanks.

096 04 09 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. And let me make a small trim maneuver. Looks like it should be less than a half degree, unless you'd like to just leave it alone. Either way.

096 04 21 Young (LM comm): Okay. It's up to you.

096 04 33 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, let's leave it as is.

096 04 53 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Charlie. The tape is going back in.

096 04 56 Duke (LM onboard): Well, I never did get to use it, but that's okay. Go ahead.

096 04 59 Young (LM onboard): Okay. What el - what else we got to check here?

096 05 07 Duke (LM onboard): Wait a minute, wait a minute. Okay, go ahead.

096 05 11 Young (LM onboard): Just get the book.

096 05 12 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. What's my f-stop for the 167

096 05 14 Young (LM onboard): Be easy to find. There's LM3/DAC/10/CEN [sic] - ULC.

096 05 23 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

096 05 26 Young (LM onboard): Mount Timeline Book. It's time. Okay, checklist [garble] check attitude. Verb - Verb 48 Enter. 21 Enter. 22012 Enter. Pro. We got the right weight, huh?

096 05 48 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. What's the DAC should be - I mean, there's Hasselblad/ DC/60/HEX-A, (f/11, 250, focus).

096 06 01 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Configure circuit breakers per unlocking chart, [garble]...

096 06 04 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Go ahead, and I'll get the camera out.

096 06 56 Duke (LM onboard): Nothing like a helmet full of water.

096 06 58 Young (LM onboard): Is it full, Charlie?

096 06 59 Duke (LM onboard): Just about.

096 07 05 Young (LM onboard): Here's your [garble], Charlie. Wait a minute. Let me check to be sure.

096 07 23 Duke (LM onboard): John, that window heater's working.

096 07 34 Duke (LM onboard): Where's your hook?

096 07 36 Young (LM onboard): I don't know.

096 07 57 Young (LM onboard): Charlie, I'm going to pull it open. I don't think we're supposed to leave them run too long.

096 08 02 Duke (LM onboard): It's okay.

096 08 03 Young (LM onboard): It worked, huh?

096 08 05 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, it's working. Please close it. Then, up in the - you can just let it close - just a few more minutes, it'll be fine. Okay, why don't you open yours?

096 08 11 Young (LM onboard): I did.

096 08 12 Duke (LM onboard): I mean close yours.

096 08 14 Young (LM onboard): I did.

096 08 17 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

096 08 37 Duke (LM onboard): John, can you see - is my thing leaking right now?

096 08 41 Young (LM onboard): I can't tell, Charlie. Doesn't look like it. Is it leaking?

096 08 48 Duke (LM onboard): My whole helmet's full of water. I mean my whole comm carrier. My hair is soaked.

096 08 54 Young (LM onboard): You're kidding.

096 08 55 Duke (LM onboard): Huh-uh.

096 08 59 Young (LM onboard): Well, it leaks every time you put your - your thing up against it, that's for sure.

096 09 02 Duke (LM onboard): Is it leaking now?

096 09 04 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. Every time you put it up against there, it leaks.

096 09 08 Duke (LM onboard): Like that, huh?

096 09 09 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. That makes it squirt out.

096 09 11 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. That's what's happening.

096 09 12 Young (LM onboard): You never had that happen to you before?

096 09 14 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, but -

096 09 16 Young (LM onboard): It never bothered you in one g.

096 09 19 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Never bothered me in one g.

096 09 22 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Now what's undocking time?

096 09 23 Duke (LM onboard): 96:13, about four minutes.

096 09 35 Young (LM comm): Okay, Ken. How much to undocking?

096 09 37 Mattingly (CM comm): Three minutes and a half.

096 09 40 Young (LM comm): Okay. It's gonna undock at 96:13 even?

096 09 44 Mattingly (CM comm): 96:13:31.

096 09 46 Young (LM comm): Okay.

096 09.53 Duke (LM onboard): We'll stow the Activation Checklist - Oh, I can't. Harnesses are too tight. Do that later.

096 10 24 Young (LM onboard): Are we through with the undocking - through the activation books, Charlie? I didn't do the rate gyro test.

096 10 31 Duke (LM onboard): Are we in attitude now?

096 10 33 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

096 10 34 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, let's go through this little one.

096 10 35 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

096 10 50 Young (LM onboard): It looks good to me.

096 10 51 Duke (LM onboard): Plus or minus 5 - 25 over there? No, that - that one.

096 10 59 Young (LM onboard): That's got it.

096 11 04 Duke (LM onboard): Okays it's got it. Let's see, are you hit - does your mike hit your valve? Let me see. Turn around towards me.

096 11 13 Young (LM onboard): When it does, I get squirted.

096 11 14 Duke (LM onboard): You do?

096 11 15 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. I had to really be careful.

096 11 26 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, check attitude. The Verb 48.

096 11 30 Young (LM onboard): I did that.

096 11 32 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, LM weight we got.

096 11 33 Young (LM onboard): You got it.

096 11 34 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we got the angles.

096 11 35 Young (LM onboard): I got the angles.

096 11 36 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. We can call...

096 11 37 Young (LM onboard): All we need to do is call P47.

096 11 38 Duke (LM onboard):... P47. Okay, you can close my window heater - open my window heater. It's clear now. Beautiful. Is yours closed, John?

096 11 48 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

096 11 49 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. It'll clear it off in a little bit. Takes about ten minutes or so.

096 12 01 Duke (LM onboard): John, I'm going to have to pull this water bag out of here, I think.

096 12 04 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

096 12 05 Duke (LM onboard): I'm - I'm soaked.

096 12 20 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

096 12 24 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, can you read me on Vox, Orion?

096 12 27 Duke (LM comm): Loud and clear, Ken.

096 12 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): Orion, do you read on Vox?

096 12 37 Young (LM onboard): Loud and clear, Ken.

096 12 40 Duke (LM comm): We're reading you five by.

096 12 41 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay. We're inside of a minute.

096 12 45 Duke (LM comm): Roger. We got P47 coming up.

096 12 46 Mattingly (CM comm): Understand you're still Go.

096 12 47 Duke (LM onboard): We're still Go. P47's up.

096 12 56 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, if you're on Vox, you're cutting out pretty badly, too. Thirty seconds.

096 12 59 Duke (LM onboard): We are not on Vox.

096 13 01 Young (LM comm): We're not on Vox, Ken. Okay, go ahead and undock whenever you want to, and then go ahead and separate.

096 13 08 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay.

096 13 21 Mattingly (CM comm): Okay, coming up. Give you a countdown for the release; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -

096 13 33 Mattingly (CM comm): Release.

096 13 34 Duke (LM onboard): Hey.

096 13 37 Mattingly (CM comm): We didn't go very far. (Laughter) Okay. We'll let it sit here for a second. Okay, we're going to back off, now.

096 13 51 Young (LM onboard): Very good.

096 13 53 Duke (LM onboard): Is he going?

096 13 54 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

096 13 55 Duke (LM onboard): Didn't get anything out of it.

[End of CM transcript until 096 15 56]

096 13 59 Mattingly (CM comm): Right on time to the second. This thing is a dream.

096 14 10 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. P00. I got a - I give you Verb 60.

096 14 15 Mattingly (CM comm): I see you rolling, or yawing, as you guys do it. I see one, two, ought to see four [garble]. Haven't seen them yet.

096 14 34 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, you can close - Okay. How's your window looking, John?

096 14 39 Young (LM onboard): Looks great.

096 14 40 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, beautiful. Okay, camera's coming on.

096 14 45 Young (LM onboard): Sequence camera [garble]

096 14 50 Mattingly (CM comm): I can see three [garble] loud and clear. And looks like that one panel up there that we were watching shred is the only one that I see that is shredded. The rest of it's all intact.

096 15 05 Duke (LM comm): Okay. Great, Ken. Man, it's great! Boy, when we fire the RCS, it really shakes the whole stack.

096 15 21 Mattingly (CM comm): Oh, not any more!

096 15 24 Duke (LM comm): Hey, you're beautiful, babe! You're just beautiful !

096 15 31 Mattingly (CM comm): Yes, indeed. You sure look good.

096 15 34 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, all your booms are in.

096 15 41 Mattingly (CM comm): I see full view. You've got three [garble] down. Your [garble] valve's clean [garble] clean [garble] still hanging on. What more can you ask for?

096 15 57 Duke (LM comm): You can - you can see your RCS spitting at us.

096 16 00 Mattingly (CM comm): Yeah, yours is doing the same.

[End of CM transcript until 096 41 19]

096 16 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Charlie. Helmet and gloves off.

096 16 19 Young (LM onboard): Have we got Houston, yet? We ought to have them right now.

096 16 22 Duke (LM onboard): Not yet.

096 16 23 Young (LM onboard): Okay, let's go through this sequence.

096 16 24 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I got enough pictures here.

096 16 25 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

096 16 26 Duke (LM onboard): That's ten.

096 16 31 Young (LM comm): Boy, Ken, you look great!

096 16 32 Mattingly (CM comm): Well...

096 16 33 Duke (LM comm): You really got a pretty spacecraft!

096 16 34 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yours is a [garble] pretty one, too.

096 16 38 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. Helmets - and cameras to off, VHF Antenna is Forward...

096 16 46 Mattingly (CM comm): It'll look even better without your [garble] peeking down underneath.

096 16 53 Duke (LM onboard): Sequence camera. Okay, suit gas diverter. Okay, let's get helmets and gloves off.

096 16 57 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control. 96 hours, 15 minutes. About 50 seconds now away from acquisition of signal with Orion and Casper coming around from the backside of the Moon. Separately this time. Standing by for confirmation from the network controller that the tracking station does have data and down link from the two spacecraft. There will be some trouble shooting around this Rev on the steerable antenna on Orion, and a further check out of the discrepancy in regulator pressures on the Lunar Module Reaction Control System thrusters. We have AOS confirmation from [the] network controller. Let's come up on the air-ground circuit to monitor the first words.

096 17 06 Irwin (LM onboard): Orion, this is Houston. How do you read?

096 17 08 Duke (LM onboard): Roger. You're five by, Jim, and we're sailing free.

096 17 22 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, Jim. It was a little rushed, but we got it done. The only thing bad is, I got a hat full of orange Juice.

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