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Day 8 Part 1: Lunar Observation,
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Day 8 Part 2 - LM Liftoff and Rendezvous

Corrected Transcript and Commentary Copyright © 2008 David Woods and Tim Brandt. All rights reserved.

Acquisition of Signal and Start of Chapter

175:02

LM Liftoff

175:31

Ascent Burn Termination

175:38

Tweak Burn details

175:40

Rendezvous Radar Acquisition

175:45

Loss of Signal

176:11

APS Burn

176:26

Start of Lunar Rev 53

176:47

Acquisition of Signal

176:58

Station-keeping

177:12

Inspection of LM

177:13

Inspection of CSM

177:20

Docking

177:40

Flight Plan Changes

177:42

Loss of Signal

178:12

Start of Lunar Rev 54

178:46

Acquisition of Signal

178:59

Transfer to CSM and LM Closeout

179:08

Loss of Signal

180:09
Start of Lunar Rev 55 180:45
Acquisition of Signal 180:55
TEI-60 Pad 181:04
End of Day 8 182:17
End of Chapter 187:12

[Acquisition of Signal at about 175:02]

[There is no recorded communication between Mission Control and Ken Mattingly until 175:44:23, after the LM Ascent Burn has been completed.

175 31 49 Duke (LM onboard): Lift-Off. There we go!

175 31 52 Young (LM onboard): Auto start; engine Start pushbutton.

175 31 53 Duke (LM onboard): Engine Start.

175 31 55 Young (LM onboard): Seven, 8, 9, 10, pitchover.

175 31 59 Duke (LM onboard): Pitchover.

175 32 00 Young (LM): Pitchover on time.

175 32 02 Irwin: Roger. We saw lift-off.

175 32 04 Duke (LM onboard): What a r...

175 32 05 Young (LM onboard): Okay; she's right on.

175 32 06 Duke (LM): What a ride! What a ride!

175 32 08 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 18 seconds, John; 30 seconds, looking for 308.

Public Affairs Officer: Thirty seconds, elevation rise rate coming up as predicted, 1563 feet above the lunar surface.

175 32 12 Young (LM onboard): Right on; it's right on the H-dot.

175 32 19 Duke (LM onboard): Lot more wallowing than I thought.

175 32 21 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

Public Affairs Officer: Forty seconds, all systems locking good at this time.

175 32 22 Duke (LM onboard): 308, looks good. 4800, 91, 1800, looking good. AGS is following; Key Release; coming up on a minute.

175 32 42 Young (LM onboard): There we go.

Public Affairs Officer: Coming up now on 1 minute; velocity reading 366 feet per second.

175 32 50 Young (LM onboard): One minute, 305.

175 32 51 Duke (LM onboard): One minute, 305, looks good. 124 on the H-dots 50 ...

175 32 54 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at one [minute].

175 32 55 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, looking good.

175 32 57 Young (LM): Roger; looking good here.

175 32 58 Duke (LM onboard): AGS and PGNS agree.

Public Affairs Officer: One minute, 20 seconds. 7,072 feet in altitude, moving up.

175 33 11 Duke (LM onboard): Quite a bump, huh? 01:30, you need 302 on the ball, John.

175 33 15 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 33 20 Duke (LM onboard): It's that VHF noise again.

175 33 22 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 33 23 Duke (LM onboard): 302, 4 - 151, out of 9000. Looking great.

175 33 25 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 33 26 Duke (LM onboard): AGS and PGNS agree. Hey, we're really going down range. Look how we pitch, can't even see the horizon.

Public Affairs Officer: Mark. One minute, 40 seconds. Ascent thrust looking stable, moving up.

175 33 35 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 33 37 Duke (LM onboard): I can out the overhead window. Coming up two minutes.

Public Affairs Officer: Coming up on two minutes. Trajectory looks perfect, reports FIDO.

175 33 47 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at two.

175 33 48 Young (LM onboard): Two minutes and 299; it's right on.

175 33 54 Duke (LM onboard): [garble]

175 33 55 Young (LM): Looks good.

175 33 56 Duke (LM onboard): 299, 170, 14,000; looks great. AGS and PGNS are right on, John.

175 34 01 Young (LM onboard): Right.

Public Affairs Officer: Mark. Two minutes, 15 seconds. 15,810 feet in altitude. Range to go to insertion 154 nautical miles.

175 34 14 Duke (LM onboard): 02:30, we're looking for 296.

Public Affairs Officer: Two minutes 30 seconds. The velocity [is] now reading 1,299 feet per second.

175 34 18 Duke (LM onboard): Mark it: 02:30, 183, 19,000; within 400 feet, and 2 feet a second. AGS and PGNS are looking great. Okay, I'll check the targeting. That's a good number.

175 34 36 Young (LM onboard): Good.

175 34 11 Duke (LM onboard): Four minutes, it says.

Public Affairs Officer: Two minutes, 50 seconds. Altitude now 22,460 feet above the lunar surface. Velocity now reading 15,096 feet per second.

175 34 44 Young (LM onboard): Get that - get those displays out of there, Charlie (laughter).

175 34 48 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, coming up on three minutes -

175 34 50 Duke (LM onboard): Mark.

175 34 51 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at 3.

175 34 52 Young (LM): Roger; looking good.

175 34 53 Duke (LM onboard): 190, 25; looking good.

175 34 58 Duke (LM): AGS and PGNS tracking right together, Houston.

175 35 02 Irwin: Roger.

Public Affairs Officer: That's Charlie Duke reporting both guidance systems functioning right together. Three minutes, 25 seconds, 29 000 feet in altitude.

175 35 12 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, at 03:30, we're looking at 289.

175 35 17 Young (LM onboard): 289, right on.

175 35 18 Duke (LM onboard): Right on.

175 35 21 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 03:30, and we're at 190 H-dot; 30,000, looking great.

175 35 24 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

Public Affairs Officer: Three minutes, 40 seconds. 31,710 feet in altitude; range to go 131 nautical miles.

175 35 29 Duke (LM onboard): This beeby - this baby is flying it right on! AGS and PGNS agreeing. At 4 minutes, John, we're looking for 285.

175 35 39 Young (LM onboard): We got it; 285.

175 35 40 Duke (LM onboard): Okay [garble] some RCS.

175 35 47 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at 4.

175 35 50 Young (LM): Roger; Go at 4.

Public Affairs Officer: Velocity now reading at 2,450 feet per second.

175 35 51 Duke (LM onboard): Four minutes, 184, 36,000; within 300 feet, cameras off. I'm gonna let it run out. No, I better not. I've got to get some of Ken. I forgot about that. Okay. At 04:30, looking for 282.

175 36 14 Young (LM onboard): Roger.

Public Affairs Officer: Mark, four minutes 30 seconds. 41,385 feet in altitude above the lunar surface. Range to go now 110 nautical miles.

175 36 19 Duke (LM onboard): Right on; 282. Okay; at 184 - Okay, 04:30 was 173, 41; looking good. Going to 500 on the AGS; 2300 to go, John.

Public Affairs Officer: Four minutes 50 seconds. Velocity now reading 3,090 feet per second.

175 36 42 Young (LM onboard): Five minutes, 278.

175 36 43 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 36 44 Young (LM onboard): Right on! Beautiful.

175 36 47 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at 5.

Public Affairs Officer: FIDO reports two minutes to go.[A slightly late call by the PAO.]

175 36 50 Duke (LM onboard): Mark. Five minutes. 278, 157; right on! Within 1000 feet; 2000 to go; 05:30, we're looking for 274.

175 37 14 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 37 15 Duke (LM onboard): Really picking up speed now; VI. Okay, at 05:30, 135, 51,000; looking great. Six minutes, 269.

Public Affairs Officer: Mark of 5 minutes, 25 seconds. Velocity now reading 3,642 feet per second. Altitude now 51,039 feet above the Lunar Surface. Range to go 78 nautical miles.

175 37 48 Irwin: Orion, you're Go at 5.

175 37 48 Duke (LM onboard): Must be the roll transients he's talking about. Six minutes, 109, 54. Okay; we're right on, John. 1000 to go. Okay; let me slew the - Stick that breaker in over there.

Public Affairs Officer: Mark. Six minutes 10 seconds; altitude 55,085 feet above the lunar surface, range [now] to 48 nautical miles. Velocity now reading 4,536 feet per second.

175 38 11 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 38 12 Duke (LM onboard): Forgot this. Okay, I won't worry about it now.

175 38 16 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Charlie, we're 700 to go.

175 38 17 Duke (LM onboard): Yep. Okay; 600 to go. Looking good. Okay, Ascent Feeds are coming open.

175 38 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

Public Affairs Officer: Seven minutes, 59,795 feet.

175 38 36 Duke (LM): Okay. Ascent - terminated, Ascent Feed, Houston.

175 38 41 Irwin: Roger

Public Affairs Officer: We have shut down. Houston cop[ies] shut down.

175 38 41 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, stand by for Engine Arm, John.

175 38 42 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 38 45 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, there's 200. Engine Arm, Off.

175 38 47 Young (LM onboard): Engine Arm is Off.

175 38 49 Duke (LM onboard): Stand by for Abort Stage, Reset. And Stop. See if we get Auto shutdown. Stop. Shutdown.

175 38 58 Young (LM onboard): Shutdown. Pro, Charlie.

175 39 01 Duke (LM onboard): Pro. Super, no trim.

175 39 04 Young (LM): Okay,

175 39 07 Duke (LM): Insertion!

175 39 08 Young (LM): Insertion, Houston. On time, minus 0.3, minus 1.0, and plus 1.7.

175 39 08 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Charlie. Let's get into this book right here.

175 39 17 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; let me have it. Okay, Verb 82, we don't need that.

175 39 21 Young (LM onboard): No.

175 39 22 Duke (LM onboard): Verb 76?

175 39 23 Young (LM onboard): I don't...

175 39 24 Duke (LM onboard): AGS Mode Control, Att Hold.

175 39 25 Irwin: Orion, stand by for tweak.

175 39 26 Young (LM onboard):... I don't want a Verb 76.

175 39 27 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. I know it. Let's go to LGC.

175 39 31 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 39 32 Duke (LM onboard): Rendezvous Radar. Up here; Radar Monitor, Rendezvous Radar.

175 39 37 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 39 38 Duke (LM onboard): Shaft/Trunion, Plus Or Minus 5; Rate Scale, 5.

175 39 40 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 39 44 Duke (LM onboard): Range/Altitude Monitor, Range/Rate Rate.

175 39 46 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 39 47 Duke (LM onboard): Going to Forward on the VHF.

175 39 56 Irwin: A reminder to hit the Stop button, John.

175 40 01 Young (LM onboard): Say again? Over.

175 40 03 CC (LM onboard): You're okay.

175 40 09 Duke (LM): Say again, Houston.

175 40 14 Irwin: Never mind. You're standing by for tweak. I have the tweak for you.

175 40 21 Young (LM): Okay; go ahead.

175 40 28 Irwin: 175:54:05, minus 2.0, minus 0, minus 10.0. Over.

175 40 39 Duke (LM): Copy at 175:54:05, minus 2.0, minus 0, minus 10.0.

175 40 50 Irwin: Good readback.

175 40 51 Young (LM onboard): Two - twp back and 10 away from the Moon, right?

175 40 53 Duke (LM onboard): Ten and - Yeah. Uh-huh. Two down, and two back.

175 40 59 Young (LM onboard): No, two down...

175 41 01 Duke (LM onboard): Two back.

175 41 02 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, that's what I mean, two back.

175 41 08 Duke (LM onboard): And - and two down. To us. Our feet. X, minus X, is two down.

175 41 13 Young (LM onboard): Two down.

175 41 14 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 41 15 Young (LM onboard): Two retrograde.

175 41 16 Duke (LM onboard): That's right.

175 41 17 Young (LM onboard): And 10 away from the Moon.

175 41 18 Duke (LM onboard): Two here, minus two, and a minus 10.

175 41 19 Young (LM onboard): Yeah; I know it.

175 41 20 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

175 41 22 Young (LM onboard): When is it?

175 41 25 Duke (LM onboard): At 1 - 54:05. We got another minute.

175 41 28 Young (LM onboard): Okay; what's the - on - rest on the checklist there ?

175 41 30 Duke (LM onboard): I'm getting it now. It's over here on my side. Plus 03979.

175 41 57 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; stand by to burn.

175 42 10 Duke (LM onboard): Look at those PIPAs, would you?

175 42 12 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. I just re - I just redid them.

175 42 14 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, you did.

175 42 15 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. 01:50 - 01:50...

175 42 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; two aft, John, now.

175 42 30 Duke (LM onboard): Look at all that dust. Okay. Minus 10.

175 42 50 Duke (LM onboard): Little bit more.

175 42 52 Young (LM onboard): Okay?

175 42 53 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. That looks good. Okay?

175 42 54 Young (LM onboard): Yeah; let's go.

175 42 56 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; Pro. Okay. Get me Inverter - check Inverter 2 - C - Okay, I got Inverter 2; you can open Inverter 1 breaker. Logic Power, Open; and Cabin Fan, Close. Okay.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston. We copied the Ground Elapsed Time for tweak burn at 175 hours 54 minutes 5 seconds. We now show an orbit of 42 nautical miles by 8.9 nautical miles. Standing by now for the results of the tweak burn. Ground monitoring reports the tweak burn is completed.

175 43 20 Duke (LM): Tweak's complete, Houston.

175 43 25 Irwin: Roger. Copy.

175 43 26 Duke (LM onboard): Did you get your Cabin Fan?

175 43 29 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, we need that one bad, don't we?

175 43 31 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. We get an auto maneuver -

175 43 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Well, I got to call up P20 again to get it.

175 43 39 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. I know it. Why don't -

175 43 49 Irwin: Orion, we'd like you to use the - B System, so open the Crossfeed and close the Main SOV on System A.

175 43 59 Young (LM): Roger.

175 44 01 Duke (LM): Okay, Jim. You got it. We're crossfeeding System Bravo...

175 44 05 Irwin: Roger.

175 44 06 Duke (LM): ... for a P20 auto maneuver pitching up.

175 44 09 Irwin: Roger.

175 44 15 Young (LM onboard): We'd better leave our helmets and gloves on.

175 44 18 Duke (LM onboard): I think we better leave our helmets and gloves on. Did you get the Cabin Fan, John?

175 44 22 Young (LM onboard): Cabin Fan circuit breaker is in.

175 44 23 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; good.

175 44 23 Mattingly: And, Houston, Casper. Will need a state vector for a - [garble] to be ready?

175 44 35 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. It says we're there. Enter. Cheek the AGS needles. AGS wants to pitch down to get him.

175 44 47 Young (LM onboard): No, he's - he's right out there.

175 45 06 Mattingly: Houston, Casper.

175 45 08 Hartsfield: Go ahead, Casper.

175 45 12 Mattingly: Roger. I'll need a state vector. How soon do you expect to have one?

175 45 15 Hartsfield: Stand by.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control Houston at 175 hours, 57 minutes aboard Orion and the crew has programmed - computer programmed 20 punch tone [sic] and this the rendezvous navigation program.

175 45 21 Duke (LM onboard): Look at that signal strength, John.

175 45 23 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 45 25 Duke (LM onboard): Look at that beautiful thing. Okay. We got him.

175 45 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 45 34 Duke (LM onboard): Down four degrees. Okay? I'm gonna accept it.

175 45 36 Young (LM onboard): Well, I don't know - I sure don't see...

175 45 37 Duke (LM onboard): Well, that was the last manoeuvre we had, see?

175 45 38 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 45 39 Duke (LM onboard): He's holding attitude. It'll give us a new maneuver here.

175 45 41 Young (LM onboard): Okay, go. Here's some...

175 45 h8 Duke (LM onboard): See. here we go. Now look, look at the radar needles. And the AGS needles are centered too. Right on.

175 45 53 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 45 54 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I see him. He's 12 o'clock, a bright star.

175 45 57 Young (LM onboard): You see him, Charlie?

175 46 00 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, uh-huh.

175 46 03 Young (LM onboard): I got him, too.

175 46 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay. There's a data point. That's a 166 miles in the sunset.

175 46 08 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Okay. Verb 80 - P20 auto maneuver, Verb 80.

175 46 15 Young (LM): Okay, Casper. We have you visually.

175 46 18 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, did you get the Verb 80 in?

175 46 20 Young (LM onboard): Verb 80 Enter.

175 46 23 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. That's a - we - let's do a Verb 32 on that one.

175 46 23 Mattingly: Glad to hear that. I don't have you yet.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston. That - John Young speaking to Ken Mattingly, both in orbit. Young reports Orion has [the] Command Module visually.

175 46 27 Duke (LM onboard): That - that was a good update. We could have taken that one. Okay, 417 plus 10000 Enter, 411 plus 10000.

175 46 39 Mattingly: Houston, Casper is standing by.

175 46 42 Hartsfield: Roger. We're still working on it, Ken.

175 46 49 Duke (LM onboard): He's gone, now.

175 46 51 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, it's sunset.

175 46 53 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 46 54 Young (LM onboard): I still got him.

175 46 55 Duke (LM onboard): You do?

175 46 56 Duke (LM onboard): You do?

175 46 57 Young (LM onboard): Yep. I can't see him in the COAS, but I can see him outside of it.

175 47 02 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, yeah. I see him. Yeah. 411 Enter, 621 readout.

175 47 11 Duke (LM): Okay. We got the AGS and Auto update, Jim?

175 47 l4 Irwin: Roger.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control, Houston. We show the two spacecraft 126 nautical miles apart. Closure rate 452 feet per second.

175 47 21 Duke (LM onboard): T minus 38 minutes.

175 47 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay. We're gonna accept that, Charlie?

175 47 35 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. It was a good update.

175 47 54 Hartsfield: Okay, Ken, if you'll go to Accept, we'll send an up-link for you.

175 48 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay. The Engine Arm is Off; Stop pushbutton is going to Reset.

175 48 08 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. You don't have to worry about that, really. Okay. Ten, set Det. Look at all that dirt. 303 is 25 degrees, the AGS says, John.

175 48 09 Mattingly: You have it.

175 48 10 Hartsfield: Roger. Should be on its way.

175 48 24 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 48 25 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. We got one set of marks already. Okay. I guess we could do a Verb 83 to set the Ordeal.

175 48 32 Young (LM onboard): Let's hold off until we get to the next...

175 48 34 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, P -

175 48 35 Young (LM onboard):... mark, Charlie.

175 48 37 Duke (LM onboard): You could call P34.

175 48 39 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. I'll do that, too.

175 48 40 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Hope that cabin fan works. Look at that beautiful sunset, would you?

175 48 54 Duke (LM): Boy, Jim, the sunset is spectacular.

175 48 58 Irwin: Bet it is.

175 49 06 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; we must have it, John. Okay, P34. Okay, load TPI time of 176:37:52.00.

175 49 34 Young (LM onboard): What's the AGS say to -

175 49 37 Duke (LM onboard): What does AGS say...

175 49 39 Irwin: Orion, there will be no PIPA update.

175 49 42 Young (LM): Understand, No PIPA update.

175 49 44 Duke (LM onboard): Well, we got a couple of marks, and I destroyed our solution. None out of plane. 81...

175 49 49 Hartsfield: Casper, the computer's yours.

175 49 52 Duke (LM onboard):... that's probably a pretty good number. Plus 81 plus 14.

175 49 54 Mattingly: Thank you.

175 50 02 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, marks already. Fantastic!

175 50 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Charlie, why don't we get a - whatever it is you do to get a Verb 86.

175 50 09 Mattingly: And, Orion, I've got about 2.2 volts on the signal - on the radar. Can you give me a better reading?

175 50 17 Young (LM): Roger. We're at 113 miles.

175 50 29 Young (LM): And I have you visually opposite the bright star.

175 50 35 Duke (LM onboard): I see his beacon! It's flashing at us. Down a little bit.

175 50 36 Mattingly: Okay. We need to try to reacquire. I'm several miles off from you. We'll reacquire on the A Channel.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control Houston. A discussion between the two spacecraft indicated a distance of 113 miles. We show a closure rate now of 424 feet per second.

175 51 03 Duke (LM): Houston, what time is LOS?

175 51 06 Irwin: Stand by.

175 51 25 Irwin: We have a 176:23, Charlie.

175 51 32 Young (LM ): Okay. Thank you.

175 51 XX Young (LM onboard): 176:23 for LOS, Charlie.

175 51 39 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

175 51 40 Young (LM onboard): Twenty minutes.

175 51 42 Duke (LM onboard): Five marks in, John. Okay. You can - can I get a Verb 83?

175 51 52 Young (LM onboard): You can touch my computer today.

175 51 53 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

175 51 54 Mattingly: How about another range check when you get a chance to, please.

175 51 58 Young (LM): Okay. We're at 106.5 miles on the tapemeter. That could be a couple miles off, Ken.

175 52 06 Mattingly: Okay.

175 52 08 Duke (LM onboard): We ought to check that.

175 52 14 Young (LM): Okay. A Verb 83 says we're at 105.72 miles, with five marks in.

175 52 18 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 23 on ORDEAL, John.

175 52 22 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

175 52 28 Duke (LM onboard): That cabin fan is cleaning it out in here.

175 52 37 Young (LM onboard): It ain't moving, Charlie.

175 52 41 Duke (LM onboard): Are you in Power Off?

175 52 43 Young (LM onboard): No. The power is on Lunar. It's in Slew, Down. Here you go.

175 52 50 Duke (LM onboard): There we go. Okay, 23. Stop. That's good. That's 24. That's close enough.

175 53 02 Young (LM onboard): Operate/Slow.

175 53 04 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Got three marks.

175 53 07 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Let's see what we're in.

175 53 11 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. The AGS says 315. It says a 410. (Cough) By 76. That's probably biased with some marks. Okay, Ken. We see your tracker - your light's flashing.

175 53 42 Mattingly: Okay. You go ahead ...

175 53 49 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. 41 by 77. Okay. We need a Verb 48, John. There's some food. Did you get a Verb 32?

175 54 19 Young (LM onboard): No, I didn't do a Verb 32. I Pro'ed on that thing. Verb 48 Enter, 21 Enter, what?

175 54 29 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, excuse me. 12012.

175 54 37 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Pro. Okay, Pro.

175 54 44 Duke (LM): Jim, we got 5988 on the weight. Does that look okay?

175 55 14 Young (LM onboard): We in darkness?

175 55 15 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Think that must be him, that bright star up there.

175 55 22 Young (LM onboard): That's him, Charlie. He'll be at - he'll disappear in a second when he goes into night-time.

175 55 27 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Okay. Coming up on 30 minutes for my chart R and R-dot.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control Houston at 176 hours 6 minutes ground elapsed time. We show the two spacecraft at a distance of 103 nautical miles apart and a closure rate of 402 feet per second.[PAO is 11 minutes ahead of true GET].

175 55 48 Young (LM onboard): The COAS is doing pretty good, Charlie. I got it right in the middle of the COAS. Look at the needle.

175 55 52 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Fantastic.

175 55 54 Young (LM onboard): That's good, isn't it?

175 55 56 Duke (LM onboard): Super, John.

175 56 05 Duke (LM onboard): Mark. 365 and 90.5.

175 56 22 Duke (LM onboard): He disappeared.

175 56 23 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 56 48 Mattingly: Okay. Do you have your tracking light on [garble]?

175 56 50 Duke (LM): Yes, sir. I'll cycle it - cycle it, but it was on. I can't tell whether it's working, though, Ken.

175 56 58 Young (LM onboard): I don't see nothing. I don't see any fla...

175 57 01 Duke (LM onboard): I - I could barely see it on the footpad - even on - just on the footpad, the only way I could tell it was working, the...

175 56 56 Mattingly: Okay. Tallyho.

175 57 07 Young (LM onboard): Okay; he's got us.

175 57 08 Mattingly: Tallyho.

175 57 10 Young (LM): Good show, Ken.

175 57 11 Duke (LM onboard): Great. Great, Ken.

175 57 20 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston with TPI solution.

175 57 26 Duke (LM): Okay. We're all ears.

175 57 28 Irwin: Okay. Delta-Vx, plus 77.6; Delta-Vy, plus 3.8; Delta-Vz, plus 3.1; for a total of 77.7. TPF is 29. Over.

175 57 55 Duke (LM): Roger. Copy plus 77.6, plus 3.8, plus 3.1, TPF 29.

175 58 03 Irwin: Good readback.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control, Houston. We now show the two spacecraft at a distance of 79 nautical miles apart and a closure rate of 330 feet per second.

175 58 21 Duke (LM onboard): Man, that lift-off was something, wasn't it?

175 5823 Young (LM onboard): That was neat.

175 58 25 Duke (LM onboard): For a while there, I did - I did - I thought we - I heard it go poop and it sort of - it sort of sat. Before it lifted off.

175 58 38 Young (LM onboard): It's a sweet little flying machine.

175 58 39 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 58 43 Young (LM onboard): [Garble] all that stuff.

175 58 45 Duke (LM onboard): Scissors floated out. Hmm.

175 58 54 Young (LM onboard): See how much dirt has disappeared so far?

175 58 56 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

175 59 26 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. I'm going to break out the -

175 59 29 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we Verb 32 it right here somewhere.

175 59 31 Duke (LM onboard): Fifteen marks it says, John, but -

175 59 34 Young (LM onboard): I don't need that. Verb 32 it.

175 59 35 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

175 59 36 Young (LM onboard): [Garble] many minutes. Verb 32 Enter.

175 59 45 Young (LM): Okay, Houston. Okay, Houston. We're Verb 32, and we ought to have pretty good numbers.

175 59 52 Irwin: Roger. We copy.

176 00 00 Young (LM): Ah, this is a sweet flying machine, I'll tell you.

176 O0 12 Irwin: We'll read it down here, John. We can't read you very well. It's just excessive noise on the loop.

176 00 20 Young (LM): Okay.

176 00 24 Duke (LM onboard): (Cough) Okay, there it is; 30.6, John.

176 00 29 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 O0 36 Duke (LM onboard): Pro. Noun 58 coming up. Okay; 40.2, 78.1, 27.7. Noun 81s, plus 78.0, plus 2.7, minus 0.2.

176 00 56 Young (LM onboard): What's the ground say?

176 00 58 Duke (LM onboard): Huh?

176 00 59 Young (LM onboard): What did the ground say?

176 01 01 Duke (LM onboard): The ground says minus 77.6 - plus 77.6, plus 3.8--

176 01 09 Irwin: Okay. We copied it, John.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston. About 10 minutes away now from Loss of Signal with Casper. We show a range between the two spacecraft of 74 nautical miles. Closure rate 313 feet per second.

176 01 54 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken. We did a recycle. We're looking at 78.0, plus 2.7, and minus 0.2 on the ...

176 01 06 Irwin: Roger. We copied.

176 01 12 Duke (LM onboard):... plus 3.1.

176 01 14 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 01 19 Duke (LM onboard): And the ACS says plus 70 - 78.4, plus 2.0 plus 2.6. It's got a good solution also, John.

176 01 41 Young (LM onboard): It's closer to the ground than we are.

176 01 43 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 01 54 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken. We did a recycle. We're looking at 78.0, plus 2.7, a minus 0.2 on the PGNS.

176 02 07 Young (LM onboard): Okay, Charlie. Tell me again what ...

176 02 08 Irwin: We copy.

176 02 09 Young (LM onboard): Tell me again what the AGS - AGS says in regards to the ground.

176 02 12 Duke (LM onboard): It's - the AGS says 78.4 versus 77.6. It says 2.0 versus 3 point - 8, and it says 2.6 versus 3.1.

176 02 29 Young (LM onboard): Understand.

176 02 40 Duke (LM onboard): Seventy miles out, John. Get on the chart at 25 degrees. Seventy miles and 25 degrees. We're right on the line. Golly, what is that? Want some tears ?

176 03 01 Young (LM onboard): No, thank you, Charlie.

176 03 02 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter).

176 03 12 Duke (LM onboard): You notice our 40-g [?] bags didn't come out with two snaps on them?

176 03 22 Young (LM onboard): Great.

176 03 35 Duke (LM onboard): What a sweet machine.

176 04 33 Duke (LM onboard): Got you some lunar dust.

176 04 36 Young (LM onboard): [Garble]

176 04 40 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter) How's your eye?

176 04 41 Young (LM onboard): Fine.

176 04 42 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

176 04 43 Young (LM onboard): It's the sunshine.

176 04 45 Duke (LM onboard): Oh.

176 04 47 Young (LM onboard): It's all in one eye. That doesn't bother you?

176 04 49 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. I had to close it. Uh-huh.

176 05 03 Young (LM onboard): What a heck of a time for something like that to happen to you.

176 05 06 Duke (LM onboard): I know it. I see his tracking light, John. Flashing. 12 o'clock. Hope that wasn't a dadgum - Oh, that might have been a little particle.

176 05 30 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, that's a particle floating by us that we're lighting with our -

176 05 32 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Yeah, right.

176 05 34 Young (LM onboard): With our - we're lighting it with our strobe.

176 05 38 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 05 40 Young (LM onboard): Matter of fact, I think that's what we were tracking the other day when we first saw Ken.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston. 176 hours 17 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. We show a range of 65 nautical miles between the two spacecraft and a closure rate of 277 feet per second.

176 05 57 Duke (LM): Hey, Houston; Orion. How do we look for an APS TPI?

176 06 06 Irwin: Orion, you're Go for an APS TPI.

176 06 13 Duke (LM): All right, what's your estimate of the burn time?

176 06 20 Young (LM onboard): Four seconds.

176 06 25 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Check the RCS. Looking good. EPS is looking good.

176 06 39 Irwin: Orion, are you requesting burn time? Over.

176 06 45 Duke (LM): Affirmative.

176 06 47 Irwin: Roger. Stand by.

176 07 04 Duke (LM onboard): That - John, that fan's giving a lot of circulation. Look at - Watch this.

176 07 08 Young (LM onboard): Yeah. It was supposed to have cleaned the place out. Man, we already done more work today than I do in a month normally, Charlie. I can't believe it.

176 07 25 Duke (LM onboard): How you feeling?

176 07 27 Young (LM onboard): I feel great.

176 07 28 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, me too.

176 07 29 Young (LM onboard): That's really an exhilarat...

176 07 30 Irwin: Okay, Orion. Burn time for TPI should be about 2.5 seconds.

176 07 39 Duke (LM): Roger. Thank you, 2.5.

176 07 41 Young (LM onboard): Trouble is my eyes was tearing so bad I couldn't look out and watch it. Dadgummit!

176 07 45 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, that was a - that was some lift-off. There was a piece of the MESA blanket went out there about 300 meters. I'm glad we put the ALSEP over where we did. That thing would have - could have wiped it out. And it hit the ground with a big - ton of bricks.

176 08 02 Young (LM onboard): I didn't even see the ALSEP.

176 08 25 Young (LM onboard): Okay, ascent.

176 08 42 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter) We're going to have lots of marks.

176 08 46 Young (LM onboard): I'm not so sure I shouldn't Verb 93 it.

176 08 50 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, give them - That might be a good idea.

176 08 55 Young (LM): Hey, Houston. With 21 marks and 17 minutes, you want to just keep marking as opposed to Verb 93ing, right?

176 09 05 Irwin: Stand by.

176 09 10 Young (LM): The answer to that, Jim, is yes, I'm sure. Just want to make sure somebody thunked [sic] about it.

176 09 21 Irwin: Okay. Just continue marking, John.

176 09 25 Young (LM): Understand.

176 09 32 Irwin: Okay, you're coming up on two minutes to LOS, and you're looking good.

176 09 38 Young (LM): Sure am, man.

176 09 39 Irwin:... and all solutions have converged.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston. We show a range, now, of 52 nautical miles, a closure rate of 215 feet per second. Less than two minutes, now, from Loss of Signal, as Orion and Casper's pass behind the Moon.

176 09 54 Duke (LM onboard): We used about - we haven't used hardly any RCS.

176 10 03 Young (LM onboard): I'm just trying to keep your needles close enough to get good marks, Charlie.

176 10 07 Duke (LM onboard): That's great, John; thank you. Okay; 50 miles at 28 degrees.

176 10 22 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; riding slightly inside, but not much. Excuse me.

176 10 31 Young (LM onboard): Sure.

176 10 33 Irwin: Orion, you could do your final comp at 10 instead of eight. Your preference.

176 10 41 Duke (LM onboard): That might be a good idea.

176 10 44 Young (LM): Okay.

176 10 45 Duke (LM onboard): (Coughing)

176 10 52 Crew (LM onboard): [Garble].

176 10 53 Duke (LM onboard): We're probably gonna break lock. With all of this Z.

176 10 58 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, we are gonna break lock.

176 11 00 Duke (LM onboard): All this X and no Z.

176 11 02 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 11 11 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, my comm is set. There they go.

176 11 20 Young (LM onboard): Hey, Ken, how are you doing?

176 11 31 Mattingly: Orion, this is Casper on Victor Hotel. How do you read?

176 11 3h Duke (LM): Read you loud and clear, Ken.

176 11 38 Mattingly: Hey, this stuff is working pretty good today, isn't it?

176 11 40 Young (LM onboard): It really is, Ken.

176 11 43 Young (LM onboard): The ground - MSFN says all solutions are converging.

176 11 47 Mattingly: Man, I could see that thing - light of yours at 70 miles on the telescope, even.

176 11 52 Duke (LM): Yeah, I can see you ...

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control Houston. We've had Loss of Signal, now, with both spacecraft - Orion now in hot pursuit of Casper as they both pass behind the Moon. We heard at least half of the conversation as the two spacecraft were talking before we had LOS with Casper. We're at 176 hours 24 minutes Ground Elapsed Time, and this is Apollo Control Houston.

176 11 52 Young (LM): Yeah, I could see you visually right after liftoff, when we were supposed to be like 150 miles away.

176 11 58 Mattingly: [Garble].

176 12 01 Young (LM): Charlie and I both saw you.

176 12 0X Young (LM onboard): That's a good data point. We been asking and nobody has the answer. You can't see it through the COAS, but you can if you look around the side.

176 12 10 Mattingly: Well, you got to be in the - ... down ... here; that'll ... it up.

176 12 14 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, that's right. That's the answer.

176 12 22 Mattingly: John, why don't you give me a mark at 12 minutes to go or something ....

176 12 27 Young (LM): Okay.

176 12 30 Duke (LM): Man, Ken, we got a load of rocks.

176 12 33 Mattingly: Well, that's fine. We got lots of room for them.

176 12 35 Young (LM onboard): Why? What did you do?

176 12 38 Mattingly: Man, we got the world's two biggest trash cans you've ever seen.

176 12 41 Young (LM): I bet.

176 12 44 Duke (LM): Well, you ought to see the two pig pens over here. You ain't gonna let us in!

176 12 48 Mattingly: (Laughter) ... you guys really did get ...

176 12 55 Young (LM): It was - it was - Geez, it's a lot of fun, Ken.

176 13 00 Duke (LM): I never had so much fun in all my life, Ken. And old FDO put us right on the spot. Did you ever see the LM - tracking?

176 13 14 Mattingly: I never had a tracking pass on you.

176 13 16 Duke (LM): Oh, that's too bad.

176 13 17 Mattingly (LM): I saw - I saw a glint off the - the LM once, and I saw a glint off the Rover when you were over on Stone Mountain - with the binoculars.

176 13 26 Duke (LM): They told us that once.

176 13 31 Young (LM): Okay, Ken, we got 12:30, 3, 2, 1 -

176 13 33 Young (LM): Mark it...

176 13 34 Mattingly (LM): ... I'm right with you ...

176 13 35 Young (LM onboard):[Garble] Mark.

176 13 38 Mattingly: [Garble] I don't know whether it's this - this VHF comm or the [garble].

176 13 41 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 13 43 Duke (LM): Yeah, you're a little garbled over here, but I think it's our receiver.

176 13 46 Young (LM onboard): 44 at 30 degrees.

176 13 46 Young (LM): Well, you know, you've had one rendezvous, now we need one.

176 13 55 Mattingly: Okay. I just [garble] you do this one.

176 13 58 Young (LM): Yeah.

176 14 00 Duke (LM): How's your RCS looking, babe?

176 14 05 Mattingly: (Laughter) Well, after we got through with that first fiasco, we've been - rather meager - meager in our usage.

176 14 11 Young (LM): I bet.

176 14 13 Mattingly: [Garble] in town.

176 14 27 Young (LM onboard): This is like Gemini X. A dual orbit - a dual - no, I don't want to talk about it.

176 15 03 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 11 minutes.

176 15 22 Duke (LM onboard): You want to Pro at 10, John?

176 15 24 Young (LM onboard): [Garble]

176 15 29 Duke (LM): I don't think we're going to need a chart solution, but I'll take the numbers down anyway.

176 15 31 Mattingly: Standby numbers are the same as the ground numbers.

176 15 38 Young (LM): Okay. Okay, Ken, we're gonna break lock here when we pitch around, because of this - all of this Z we got. I mean X.

176 15 53 Mattingly: Okay; [Garble] pressure numbers?

176 15 57 Young (LM onboard): Right.

176 15 58 Duke (LM onboard): We haven't recycled yet.

176 15 59 Young (LM): We haven't recycled yet.

176 16 01 Mattingly: Okay, why don't you just copy my finals?

176 16 02 Young (LM): Okay.

176 16 04 Mattingly: Minus 78.4...

176 16 06 Young (LM): Okay...

176 16 07 Mattingly:[Garble] Minus 2.4, plus 3.8.

176 16 12 Young (LM): Okay.

176 16 16 Mattingly: And I got a control mode so I'm going to set my computer now.

176 16 21 Young (LM): Okay...

176 16 22 Mattingly: Can you afford that?

176 16 23 Young (LM): Yeah; oh, yeah.

176 16 24 Mattingly: In other words, you got plenty of marks. All righty.

176 16 25 Young (LM): We got plenty. We're gonna - we're gonna start ours, too.

176 16 29 Duke (LM onboard): Want to Pro?

176 16 30 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, Pro at 09:30, Charlie.

176 16 32 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Okay, I'll stop updating on the ACTS.

176 16 38 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 16 41 Duke (LM onboard): The AGS says 78.1. It's 30 46. Pro.

176 17 02 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 40.2, 78.0, 27, 0.7. That hadn't changed a bit. Okay, Noun 81's a plus 78.0, plus 2.7, plus 0.7. Okay, there's a Pro.

176 17 47 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. The only one we're off on is in Z. Minus - that'd be plus -

176 18 04 Young (LM onboard): How much are we off?

176 18 08 Duke (LM onboard): About 2 feet a second. And you're about 3 - about 2.5 feet a second from the ground. And the Z comparison is 9 feet a second, so AGS and PGNS are both good.

176 18 20 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Well, we're righter than they are, I'm sure of that.

176 18 25 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Well, the AGS says - the only one we're really bad on is - the AGS is minus 3.7.

176 18 35 Young (LM onboard): What's the PGNS?

176 18 36 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I'll -

176 18 40 Young (LM onboard): Z is not important.

176 18 42 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 18 43 Young (LM onboard): How are we on X?

176 18 45 Duke (LM onboard): X is right on.

176 18 47 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 18 48 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, we're gonna burn the PGNS solution; we're within a foot a second.

176 18 52 Mattingly: Okay.

176 18 54 Duke (LM onboard): We didn't break lock. We haven't pitched.

176 18 56 Young (LM onboard): We ain't maneuvered to the attitude, Charlie.

176 18 58 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, that's why, huh? Okay, 404 is going to zero.

176 19 16 Young (LM onboard): We may not break it as it is. Are you ready for this maneuver, Charlie?

176 19 21 Duke (LM onboard): Yes, sir.

176 19 23 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, we're gonna break it.

176 19 41 Duke (LM onboard): We're not either. Look at that!

176 19 51 Young (LM onboard): Well, we might. We're right on the ragged edge, I think.

176 20 14 Young (LM onboard): Tried that before. It worked on the ground. You know something?

176 20 21 Duke (LM onboard): What?

176 20 22 Young (LM onboard): I feel like we're still in one-sixth gravity with these restraints.

176 20 26 Duke (LM onboard): I know it.

176 20 27 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John, I'm set up over here. We got Noun 86, let's see, check Noun 86- 410 plus 5, and I'm not gonna load the Delta-Vs.

176 20 57 Young (LM onboard): You gonna check Noun 86?

176 20 58 Duke (LM onboard): No, they're all right. It's just - see, they want me to keep my solution independent here. See how it does. 35, 104; it's pretty close. Is that okay with you? Or you want me to load Noun 86?

176 21 11 Young (LM onboard): No, that's all right.

176 21 12 Duke (LM onboard): Huh?

176 21 13 Young (LM onboard): That's okay, we can burn anyway. Who want - who wanted you to do that? Are you doing this for Jerry Thomas?

176 21 20 Duke (LM onboard): No. It's just in the procedures. It's been that way. They said that - that if the solutions agree close enough to pass the test, to keep them independent.

176 21 30 Young (LM onboard): Oh, okay.

176 21 46 Duke (LM onboard): How about a little shot of aqua?

176 21 49 Young (LM onboard): Man, that's the best idea I ever heard of.

176 21 54 Mattingly: Did they tell you that they changed our schedule a little bit?

176 21 58 Young (LM): Yeah, we get to keep the Lunar Module.

176 22 04 Mattingly: Yeah, they also said we're going home a day early.

176 22 07 Duke (LM): They didn't tell us that.

176 22 09 Mattingly: Well, I didn't get any answers as to why. I just got this cryptic "No [garble} P62." No - no shaping burn and come home a day early.

176 22 24 Duke (LM): Okay, see a little gitchy.

176 22 26 Mattingly: I - I thought they [garble] to do something about it, but I guess there's [garble] been any reason to talk to anybody about it.

176 22 32 Duke (LM onboard): We ought to Pro, John, get on to the ...

176 22 33 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 22 42 Duke (LM ): Okay, Ken -

176 22 43 Duke (LM): Mark. 03:30 until the burn.

176 22 45 Mattingly: Okay, I [garble] you [garble] and I'm all set.

176 22 49 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Okay, at one minute, John, we go to AGS Mode Control to Auto -

176 22 52 Young (LM onboard): All righty.

176 22 54 Duke (LM onboard): At 30 seconds, Abort Stage.

176 22 55 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 22 56 Duke (LM onboard): Then you Manual Ullage.

176 22 57 Young (LM onboard): 10 seconds' worth.

176 22 59 Duke (LM onboard): 10; uh-uh. And I'll get the Pro. (Cough) about a 2-½, one-potato, two-potato, shutdown-type thing.

176 23 08 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 23 38 Young (LM onboard): Make sure that's in there. I'm trimming the residuals.

176 24 05 Duke (LM): That means we're leaving tomorrow.

176 24 07 Young (LM onboard): No, we ...

176 24 09 Mattingly: [Garble] the day after.

176 24 11 Duke (LM): Huh?

176 24 16 Mattingly: I think it's the day after.

176 24 17 Young (LM): The day after tomorrow? Is that a day early?

176 24 18 Mattingly: I think so.

176 24 19 Duke (LM): Tuesday's not -

176 24 20 Mattingly: Let's - we'll worry about it later.

176 24 21 Duke (LM): Yeah, okay.

176 24 23 Mattingly: [Garble].

176 24 39 Young (LM onboard): Super.

176 24 54 Young (LM onboard): Is that your orb rate, Charlie?

176 24 57 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 24 58 Young (LM onboard): Okay - without the angle. That's right on.

176 25 02 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. Local horizontal.

176 25 08 Young (LM onboard): What was ours? PGNS solution? I forgot...

176 25 12 Duke (LM onboard): PGNS was 78.0, 2.7; point - plus 0.7; AGS was 78.3, 2.9, minus 3.7.

176 25 22 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 25 23 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, 50 seconds AGS Mode Control is going to Auto; stand by on Abort Stage.

176 25 32 Young (LM onboard): Okay, I'll get the Manual Ullage; then you Pro.

176 25 33 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. And I get the Pro. Okay?

176 25 35 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 25 37 Duke (LM onboard): Well, we (cough) we've only been at it 14 hours. (Cough) Okay, Abort Stage. Stand by for 10 seconds.

176 25 43 Duke (LM): Mark, 20 seconds, Ken.

176 25 45 Mattingly : All set.

176 25 47 Duke (LM onboard): We look in good shape.

176 25 52 Young (LM onboard): This is what gets me.

176 25 54 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Ullage.

176 25 55 Young (LM onboard): 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ...

176 25 56 Duke (LM onboard): Broke lock.

176 25 57 Young (LM onboard): 5, 4 ...

176 25 58 Duke or Young (LM onboard): Pro.

176 25 59 Young (LM onboard): 3, 2 ...

176 26 00 Duke (LM onboard): Stand by.

176 26 01 Young (LM onboard): 1 -

176 26 02 Duke (LM onboard): Engine ignite.

176 26 03 Young (LM onboard): 1, 2, 3 [garble],[garble].

176 26 10 Duke (LM onboard): Shut - Wow! Burn complete, Ken. Pro. Okay, we're trimming. Great, John!

176 26 25 Young (LM onboard): Shoot, look at it!

176 26 27 Duke (LM onboard): It's fast, isn't it?

176 26 39 Duke (LM onboard): Dadgum. Okay, great. That thing really - that's great, John.

176 26 46 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 26 47 Duke (LM onboard): Minus 2, minus 0, minus 0.2.

176 26 51 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 26 52 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we can Pro out of there. AGS has got minus 0.3 - minus 4 - plus 39. That's right. Okay. Stop that. Turn the page. Okay. AGS Mode Control, ATT Hold. P37 - Max Noun 49's a 0.8 and 0.5 - and 5.0. Okay, do you want to do a Verb 67?

176 27 39 Young (LM onboard): Do I want to do a Verb 67?

176 27 41 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. For 2002, change the W-matrix.

176 27 45 Young (LM onboard): I will in a second, hear?

176 27 47 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

176 27 50 Mattingly: Okay, can I reacquire [garble]?

176 27 54 Young (LM): Wait until we get pointed at you, Ken; it'll be 2 seconds.

176 27 57 Mattingly: Okay.

176 27 59 Young (LM): Okay, we're about there, go ahead.

176 28 00 Mattingly: All right. And I'll tell you when I've got it.

176 28 20 Mattingly: Okay, I got you at 27 miles.

176 28 29 Young (LM onboard): [Garble][garble].

176 28 30 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we haven't got a lock-on yet.

176 29 06 Young (LM onboard): Come on, radar. There it goes.

176 29 08 Duke (LM onboard): There she comes.

176 29 09 Young (LM onboard): It was taking a long time to designate.

176 29 15 LMP/CDR (LM onboard): Agh!

176 29 29 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, 2000.

176 29 56 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, we read 25 miles.

176 29 59 Duke (LM onboard): Mark.

176 30 01 Mattingly: Okay.

176 30 05 Young (LM): Okay.

176 30 23 Duke (LM): Wonder what that noise is? That sounds like the evil winds blowing.

176 30 29 Mattingly: I thought that was just on this side.

176 30 31 Duke (LM onboard): No, it's terrible over here.

176 30 35 Mattingly: It comes in - it must be the VHF [garble]

176 30 48 Mattingly: It probably picked up when you [garble] lock.

176 31 15 Duke (LM onboard): Twenty-four miles and 37 degrees.

176 31 31 Young (LM onboard): Hey, look up in the G&N Dictionary, how to Enter that thing.

176 31 35 Duke (LM onboard): Verb 67, and just Load it and Enter.

176 31 37 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, that's what I did. Then I had to Pro out of it.

176 31 41 Duke (LM onboard): That's right.

176 31 43 Young (LM onboard): I never had to Pro out of it before.

176 31 44 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, wait a minute; let me look.

176 31 47 Young (LM onboard): It'll tell you right there.

176 31 49 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. "Verb 67 Load." That's all it says.

176 31 53 Young (LM onboard): I don't think it's loaded.

176 31 57 Duke (LM onboard): Z ...

176 31 58 Mattingly: [Garble] again with the [garble] values in there. And then after that [garble] zero on it, I think.

176 32 14 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, we got them.

176 32 16 Duke (LM onboard): You ought to Verb 34 on that.

176 32 17 Young (LM onboard): What do you do on that? Verb 34?

176 32 18 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 32 19 Mattingly: [Garble] too many zeros, or do you have another one?

176 32 21 Young (LM onboard): We have another register.

176 32 22 Mattingly: Okay.

176 32 24 Young (LM onboard): Verb 34?

176 32 28 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. That'll kill it.

176 32 56 Young (LM onboard): I see him.

176 32 57 Duke (LM onboard): You see him?

176 32 58 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 33 00 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, there he is.

176 33 01 Young (LM onboard): We got your light, Ken.

176 33 04 Mattingly: Okay.

176 33 15 Duke (LM onboard): Boy, this is neat. That APS is a pretty big boot, isn't it?

176 33 28 Young (LM onboard): Sure is.

176 33 46 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; at nine minutes, I need a theta.

176 35 18 Young (LM onboard): 43 6.

176 35 48 Duke (LM): Ken, you should have seen old Percy Precision, here, plant this beauty down! I'm tellin' you!

176 35 58 Mattingly: [Garble] by Double Spot?

176 36 00 Duke (LM): About 100 meters off - 200 meters, maybe.

176 36 09 Young (LM): I do one precision at a time. See if you really got -

176 36 19 Duke (LM onboard): Really got what?

176 36 21 Young (LM onboard): Trying to see if I really got drift up there.

176 36 25 Duke (LM onboard): I see him out there.

176 36 27 Young (LM onboard): I do, too.

176 36 28 Duke (LM onboard): That - that spot's been in the same place flashing. Is that what you said?

176 36 30 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 36 31 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 36 34 Young (LM onboard): I - some milliradians there.

176 36 38 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 36 41 Young (LM onboard): Wish that cabin fan would suck all this dirt out of here.

176 36 42 Duke (LM onboard): It's doing a pretty good job.

176 36 46 Young (LM onboard): But what happened when we lit the engine?

176 36 47 Duke (LM onboard): I know it. It came all off the floor; that's the Velcro down.

176 36 52 Young (LM): Ken, we're gonna need that vacuum cleaner something bad.

176 36 55 Mattingly: Oh, okay.

176 36 58 Duke (LM): You won't even want to put on these OPSs, Ken.

176 37 01 Young (LM): That's right.

176 37 09 Duke (LM): I only fell down six times.

176 37 12 Young (LM): Charlie - Charlie was laying down more than he was standing up.

176 37 18 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, coming up on - final comp.

176 37 20 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 37 22 Duke (LM): Okay, we'll give you a mark countdown of final comp, Ken.

176 37 24 Mattingly: Okay.

176 37 25 Duke (LM): Okay, about 45, 40 seconds - 50 seconds.

176 37 37 Duke (LM): Can you imagine that, 18 more hours of consumables with three revs of high power?

176 37 39 Mattingly: You could have gone 18 more hours?

176 37 41 Duke (LM): On the electrical.

176 37 42 Young (LM): On the electrical.

176 37 54 Mattingly: How long was your EVA today?

176 37 57 CDR/LMP (LM): Five -

176 37 58 Young (LM): 05:30. They wouldn't let us do a full one.

176 37 59 Duke (LM): 05:31.

176 38 03 Young (LM): For some reason.

176 38 04 Duke (LM): We - Okay. Stand by, Ken.

176 38 06 Mattingly: All set.

176 38 09 Duke (LM): 3, 2, 1 -

176 38 12 Duke (LM): Pro.

176 38 14 Mattingly: Okay [garble]. And that's - minus 0.2, minus 0.1, and minus 0.4.

176 38 30 Young (LM): That's funny. We got minus 0.3, minus 0.1, and plus 0.9. Let's see.

176 38 40 Mattingly[identified in transcript, but probably Young]: What did you get, Ken?

176 38 43 Mattingly: Minus 0.2, minus 0.1, minus 0.4.

176 38 49 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, AGS is ...

176 38 50 Young (LM onboard): Three milliradians at 12 minutes.

176 38 53 Duke (LM onboard): AGS is 0, plus 0.9, plus 0.8.

176 39 06 Young (LM onboard): Well, if we don't get more than one axis, it'll - in - in P41, we won't do it. If that doesn't root something, square up to 1 something -

176 39 15 Duke (LM onboard): (Cough) No. It doesn't.

176 39 16 Young (LM onboard): Huh?

176 39 17 Duke (LM onboard): No, it does not. Whenev - you know - We gonna burn?

176 39 23 Young (LM onboard): Not unless that makes more than 1.

176 39 25 Duke (LM onboard): It doesn't.

176 39 27 Young (LM onboard): Maybe we ought to do the 0.9, Charlie.

176 39 29 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

176 39 32 Mattingly: Which one do you put the 0.9 in?

176 39 34 Duke (LM onboard): Z. Well -

176 39 38 Mattingly: Okay.

176 39 49 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, you want to call?

176 39 50 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 40 32 Young (LM onboard): I guess I'm going with that. What you got on the AGS ?

176 40 35 Duke (LM onboard): The same thing. In Z, we had almost the same number, John; AGS had 0.8 and 0.9.

176 40 42 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 40 45 Duke (LM onboard): But I had a little out of plane, which I think is probably wrong.

176 40 4X Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 20 seconds, Ken.

176 40 48 Mattingly: Okay.

176 41 19 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. Go ahead, John.

176 41 29 Duke (LM onboard): (Cough) You know, there's no doubt when you have a thruster struck on in the real world, is there?

176 41 35 Young (LM onboard): Nope.

176 41 36 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, our residuals are minus 0, plus 0, minus 0.1.

176 41 41 Mattingly: Okay, what was it you put in?

176 41 44 Duke (LM): Z of plus 0.9.

176 41 47 Mattingly: Okay.

176 41 59 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, a Verb 93 here, John - Yeah.

176 42 32 Young (LM onboard): What was our transfer angle, Charlie?

176 42 35 Duke (LM onboard): 30 degrees.

176 42 37 Young (LM onboard): That's what I figured. So a 30-degree transfer angle - at 15 minutes, we should have 2 milliradians ...

176 42 56 Duke (LM): Man, you're in the Sun, Ken, and you're the brightest thing I've ever seen in my life!

176 43 04 Young (LM onboard): This thing is right on. We've got a 1-milliradian bias, and it says it's 2-1/2 milliradians, and it should be 2 milliradians.

176 43 13 Duke (LM onboard): Instant sunrise!

176 43 19 Young (LM onboard): Absolutely spectacular!

176 43 22 Duke (LM): Okay; my tracking light's off, Ken.

176 43 30 Mattingly: You make a pretty good-size star.

176 43 36 Duke (LM): You're bri ...

176 43 37 Mattingly: By golly, in the sextant, I can even tell what you are.

176 43 44 Young (LM onboard): Okay. We're at 60 degrees, huh, Charlie?

176 43 48 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 44 01 Young (LM onboard): I hope we get there before this lunar dust eats us alive.

176 44 09 Duke (LM onboard): Me, too.

176 44 30 Young (LM onboard): What a heck of a thing to have happen to you at lift-off.

176 44 32 Duke (LM onboard): What? Yeah, I know it.

176 44 34 Young (LM onboard): I mean, I couldn't see out of it.

176 44 35 Duke (LM onboard): I was worried.

176 44 37 Young (LM onboard): Well, there's noth - no need to worry. I was going - I was going to [garble] [garble].

176 44 40 Duke (LM onboard): 277, 62 degrees, and we've got 60,000 feet.

176 45 05 Duke (LM): Just about right on the line, John. Okay. You - we got you 59,000 feet, Ken; 72 feet a second.

176 45 13 Young (LM onboard): Look at this thing. It hasn't fired a thruster in three minutes, Charlie.

176 45 16 Duke (LM onboard): I know it.

176 45 18 Young (LM onboard): Fantastic. If you'll hold still, it won't fire any, once it figures out where the cg is. What a machine.

176 45 34 Young (LM onboard): [Garble][garble].

176 45 35 Mattingly: You've still got some particles dangling along with you.

176 45 40 Young (LM): Man, I wouldn't be surprised! Wait until you open the hatch.

176 45 44 Duke (LM): (Laughter)

176 45 52 Young (LM): Yeah, this is sort of a travelling dog and pony show.

176 45 59 Duke (LM): You ought to have seen old A. J. Foyt and Barney Oldfield all rolled into one on that Rover, Ken. I mean he really put it through its paces.

176 46 09 Young (LM): You ought to see that flat - lands out there.

176 46 13 Duke (LM): Whoever called that the Cayley Plains was an idiot.

176 46 17 Young (LM): Yeah, man. There isn't a flat spot in the whole place!

176 46 19 Mattingly: (Laughter)

176 46 22 Duke (LM): There were - there were some deep sinkholes out there, Ken, that must have been 70, 80 meters deep, and they weren't even on the maps.

176 46 28 Mattingly: I believe that. Yeah.

176 46 31 Young (LM): You saw them?

176 46 32 Mattingly: No, but I just - that sounds like what you'd - about - how close we could come on a [garble].

176 46 44 Duke (LM): And old deadeye, here, picked the only flat spot within 2 kilometers to land on.

176 46 50 Young (LM): That was luck, I think, more than anything else.

176 46 54 Duke (LM): Fifty meters in any direction, John, and we'd have had a 10-degree tilt.

176 46 59 Young (LM): Yeah, we would have.

176 47 00 Duke (LM): No, well, maybe 5, but -

176 47 04 Young (LM onboard): Heck, 50 meters backwards and we'd have been a lot worse than that.

176 47 09 Duke (LM): We'd have been in deep trouble. Ken, 10 - 10 feet behind the aft footpad was about a 12-foot-deep crater about 20 feet across.

176 47 22 Mattingly: (Laughter) Could you see it on the approach?

176 47 27 Young (LM): Yeah.

176 47 28 Mattingly: Yeah.

176 47 29 Duke (LM): He says he did.

176 47 31 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, I did. I inched over it. I saw the dang - I saw the - I saw - I saw the ground all the way to touchdown, Ken. These guys have been saying they can't see the ground. I saw it.

176 47 Start Lunar Rev 53

176 47 43 Duke (LM): I - Yeah.

176 47 44 Young (LM): I didn't have any trouble nulling the velocity.

176 47 46 Duke (LM): I was amazed, John, that - really that - that we -

176 4751 Young (LM onboard): Did you see it?

176 47 52 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, I did. But there wasn't - that there was not as much dust because of the soft regolith there. It was really spongy.

176 48 00 Young (LM): [Garble] [garble].

176 48 01 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, 46,000 at 72 - 46.

176 48 18 Young (LM): Hey, listen, they reported some data that Izzy got; said the - said that the Cayley Plains was salithic [?] but not as much as the eastern highlands that you guys got. And they said that your gear was working good except for the laser altimeter, which was doing something.

176 48 35 Mattingly: Yeah. That's when we'd been rewriting the Flight Plan.

176 48 40 Young (LM): Yeah, I know it.

176 48 42 Duke (LM): I can imagine.

176 48 43 Young (LM): You should have seen what the heck's been going on - Well, I'm sure you know.

176 48 48 Duke (LM): Okay, we got 43,000 feet, Ken.

176 48 51 Mattingly: Okay.

176 48 56 Duke (LM): You are really bright, babe.

176 49 08 Mattingly: [Garble] against the lunar surface.

176 49 13 Duke (LM onboard): What?

176 49 14 Mattingly: You really look pretty against the lunar surface.

176 49 16 Duke (LM onboard): Oh.

176 49.18 Mattingly: You got the little split imagery in through there.

176 49 21 Young (LM onboard): You do? The red against the - the star against a red background?

176 49 22 Mattingly: Yeah.

176 49 23 Young (LM onboard): When I first saw that on Apollo 10, I thought I was in 2001. I couldn't figure out what was happening, because the - the guys I was tracking were up above me at the time, for some reason.

176 49 39 Mattingly: Now we've moved [garble] Now I'm seeing the - the Moon through the [garble] behind you, I think. It's not red anymore, anyhow [garble] looks like cartoon characters someone would draw.

176 50 03 Young (LM onboard): I really think we ought to let that all get out of here before we try to take our helmets and gloves off, if we can - if we can possibly help it. Golly, what an approach angle; 68 degrees at -

176 50 16 Duke (LM onboard): We're right - almost right on the line.

176 50 18 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 50 30 Young (LM): Listen, I don't care if they're bringing us home, because we got a [garble] or what - you know, if that's what the reason is. If it's for some other reason, then I'm mad.

176 50 36 Mattingly: I think it's for some other reason.

176 50 38 Duke (LM): Such as that gimbal motor.

176 50 41 Mattingly: I'm sure of it.

176 50 42 Young (LM): It's probably - it's probably starting to grind on the manager.

176 50 44 Mattingly: Yep [garble] go home [garble] could say that.

176 50 59 Young (LM): It ain't - you didn't make the dang gimbal motor. You did the right thing. Boy, and - if - if it had been me up there, I probably would have aborted the whole bloody thing. I don't care what they'd have said.

176 51 10 Duke (LM): Okay, two minutes to go, Ken.

176 51 11 Mattingly: Okay. Man, this tracking's so much fun, let's do it all over again.

176 51 14 Young (LM): Yeah.

176 51 15 Mattingly: [Garble] pretty.

176 51 16 Young (LM): First time you ever got a set that worked, huh?

176 51 17 Mattingly: Yeah (laughter).

176 51 18 Young (LM): (Laughter)

176 51 19 Mattingly: I haven't had a red light now in so long, I don't know what it means.

176 51 20 Young (LM): Yeah. You know, these optics are beautiful. This AOT in here is just like - just fantastic.

176 51 36 Mattingly: Good. I'd never believe that this [garble] could be so nice.

176 51 38 Young (LM): Yeah. What time's AOS? I never asked.

176 51 45 Mattingly: (Laughter) I never did, either.

176 51 47 Duke (LM): We get rendezvoused before we get AOS.

176 51 48 Young (LM): Do we?

176 51 49 Duke (LM): Yeah. We're not docked, but we're rendezvoused.

176 51 50 Young (LM): Hopefully.

176 51 51 Mattingly: [Garble], or did they scrub that?

176 51 54 Young (LM): They didn't say scrub it. I'm going to take them until they say scrub it. Nobody told me.

176 51 58 Duke (LM): We got the film.

176 52 00 Mattingly: All righty.

176 52 02 Duke (LM): I saved you some on this roll. It's ...

176 52 04 Mattingly: Okay, how about taking a good look at that dude right up - right up there on top of that [garble].

176 52 10 Young (LM): Okay. And I'll tell you what we'll do, Ken. We'll - When we come to dock, we'll go to the docking attitude. Once we get lined up, go to the docking attitude, and I'll try to maneuver in to where it's - All you got to do is translate forward. Would that be all right? Save you some RCS?

176 52 26 Mattingly: Well, at this point, the RCS isn't that [garble].

176 52 30 Young (LM): Okay - okay, well, however ...

176 52 34 Mattingly: [Garble]

176 52 35 Young (LM): Yeah, but, you know, RCS is midcourse fuel.

176 52 39 Mattingly: Yeah, I know.

176 52 42 Young (LM): And this thing has got a barrelful of it.

176 52 44 Duke (LM): Okay; 20 seconds, Ken.

176 52 45 Mattingly: Okay.

176 52 59 Duke (LM): You bas - you crummy thing.

176 53 00 Young (LM onboard): What did it do?

176 53 05 Duke (LM onboard): Pro. I thought I had a stuck key, but it came out.

176 53 12 Young (LM onboard): Okay, did you get that Pro, Ken?

176 53 16 Mattingly: Yes, sir.

176 53 17 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 53 29 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; plus 0.5, plus 0.2, plus 0.7.

176 53 32 Young (LM onboard): Well, I don't know. The last one was so good, I might as well do this one, too.

176 53 34 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 53.35 Mattingly: I've got plus 0.5, minus 0.5 and plus 2.2.

176 53 37 Young (LM onboard): Oh, yeah?

176 53 39 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we'll burn this.

176 53 40 Mattingly: Okay.

176 53 44 Duke (LM onboard): We're going to burn plus 0.5, plus 0.2, plus 0.7.

176 53 48 Mattingly: Ail righty.

176 54 11 Duke (LM onboard): 90 degrees at 26.5. We're coming right in there, John. Perfect. You want a lunar rock as a souvenir? They'd never miss it.

176 54 17 Young (LM onboard): I'll give it to Ken. No, I don't - I don't know what to do with it at this point. Oh, first igneous rock I've seen.

176 54 24 Duke (LM onboard): Man, we've got some nice crystalline rocks.

176 54 26 Young (LM onboard): Hope so. Here we go, Charlie.

176 54 27 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

176 54 29 Young (LM): One minute to go, Ken.

176 54 30 Mattingly: Okay.

176 54 32 Young (LM onboard): And he said 29 foot a second on the braking, which sounds about right. What'd it say?

176 54 36 Duke (LM onboard): PGNS said 27.

176 54 39 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we'll take it.

176 54 40 Duke (LM onboard): Ground said 29.

176 54 49 Mattingly: Well, in case you don't have enough [garble], I'll give you [garble].

176 54 53 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 54 59 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, average g is on.

176 55 22 Duke (LM onboard): This is some flying machine, boy.

176 55 24 Young (LM onboard): Isn't it?

176 55 30 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John, it's flashing at you.

176 55 32 Young (LM onboard): Okay, 0.4.

176 55 33 Duke (LM onboard): Up, up.

176 55 37 Young (LM onboard): Minus 0.8.

176 55 38 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 55 48 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, there they are; minus zero, minus 0.1, minus zero.

176 55 52 Mattingly: Okay.

176 55 56 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John, go to P00. Verb 48, when that gets up.

176 56 09 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 56 29 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, 11002. Okay. Okay, Pro and a P47. And a Verb 63.

176 56 55 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 56 57 Duke (LM onboard): Want me to key that for you?

176 56 58 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

176 57 06 Duke (LM): Okay, we're at 3.15 miles, Ken; 33 feet a second.

176 57 10 Mattingly: Okay.

176 57 14 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, the AGS is set. Hey, here comes the AO - AOS. Good show. I was wrong on that.

176 57 39 Duke (LM onboard): Hello, Houston; Orion. Over.

[Acquisition of Signal at 176:58.]

176 58 12 Duke (LM): Houston, Orion. Over.

176 58 15 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Go ahead.

176 58 19 Duke (LM): Okay, Jim, we're 3 miles out and closing. We did a TPI of plus 78.0, plus 2.7, plus 0.7, and we burned two mid-courses of minus 0.3, minus 0.1, plus 0.9; plus 0.5, plus 0.2, plus 0.7, and we got a visual.

176 58 44 Irwin: Roger; I copied all that.

176 58 52 Duke (LM): Guess we don't need to tell you, but this is a sweet machine.

176 58 58 Irwin: You're so right.

176 58 47 Duke (LM onboard): Look at that bright spot up there, will you. Okay, John, I'll get the - you got the burn report? Up-Link Squelch is coming Off, PCM is Hi, Bit Rate is Left [sic]. Okay, set up the camera. I'll just hold it in my hand.

176 59 08 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

176 59 36 Duke (LM): Orion, You are just a little tiny black dot to the unaided eye.

176 59 38 Duke (LM): Well, you look brighter than any star or planet I've ever seen. Against that black sky.

176 59 53 Young (LM onboard): Either that or we're rendezvousing with Venus.

176 59 55 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, we're coming to Venus. (Laughter)

177 00 03 Young (LM onboard): Okay; 15,000 feet, 2.42 miles, and 31 feet a second. And the line-of-sight rates are essentially nulled.

177 00 23 Duke (LM onboard): You lost a screw, John. I guess that - I guess they left them out on purpose.

177 00 27 Young (LM onboard): Probably had this panel off and back on so many times, they didn't know what else to do.

177 00 30 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 00 32 Young (LM onboard): I want that sign.

177 O0 33 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, I'll - We'll remember ...

177 00 34 Young (LM onboard): If there's any way. I don't know how to get it.

177 00 36 Duke (LM onboard): Well, we can peel - it'll peel off of there. It's just a piece of tape. Okay, get - I'll put it on your good side.

177 01 15 Duke (LM): Two miles, Ken.

177 01 18 Mattingly: Okay.

177 01 35 Young (LM onboard): We may have to not do any line-of-sight corrections.

177 01 37 Duke (LM onboard): I don't think there's going to be a bit. Isn't that amazing?

177 02 06 Young (LM onboard): He is right in the middle of the COAS and he is not moving one iota.

177 02 12 Mattingly: Okay, I've got you at 28 foot per second.

177 02 15 Young (LM): That's what we've got us at 28.3.

177 02 32 Young (LM onboard): You might - When he starts to grow - He's growing now.

177 02 42 Duke (LM): Yeah. You can make out an outline now, Ken.

177 02 50 Mattingly: Okay. I still have you at 28 feet per second on the [garble].

177 02 55 Duke (LM): Okay.

177 03 36 Young (LM onboard): Look at that white rock coming at us.

177 03 38 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 03 39 Young (LM onboard): There you go, Charlie; there's a white rock for you.

177 03 41 Duke (LM onboard): Seen lots of them.

177 03 45 Young (LM onboard): Okay, 8000 feet; 27 feet a second.

177 04 24 Young (LM onboard): Charlie, don't cover up my DSKY.

177 04 27 Duke (LM onboard): I was just looking at that dirt on that hatch down there.

177 04 44 Mattingly: Okay , I see you; you are a little white dot.

Tech transcript gives Mattingly: "Okay. I show you as a little black [garble]".

177 04 37 LMP/CDR (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 04 38 Young (LM onboard): Show me [garble].

177 04 40 Duke (LM onboard): It's on the needle.

177 04 42 Young (LM onboard): Up down [garble] about out of plane. Here, Charlie, you'll need this for your [garble].

177 04 47 Duke (LM onboard): That's what I was looking for. I dropped that beauty.

177 04 51 Young (LM): Okay, Ken, we're approaching [garble], and we're going to brake to 20.

177 04 55 Duke (LM onboard): No, 30 at a mile, 20 at 3.

177 04 59 Young (LM onboard): Okay, I'm going to get this vertical out.

177 05 03 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. We got a little - Radar says a little to the left, John.

177 05 11 Young (LM onboard): Okay, just hold it a little.

177 05 22 Mattingly: I think that's right. You need to go to your [garble] need to go to your [garble].

177 05 25 Duke (LM onboard): Be north. Okay, 5000 feet. 5000 out, Houston.

177 06 03 Mattingly: Looks like it could be a little more to the north.

177 06 10 Young (LM): Hey, listen, who's vectoring who around here?

[Tech transcript has Mattingly: "That's negative."]

177 06 20 Mattingly: I thought the idea was we'd take turns.

177 06 16 Young (LM onboard): Oh, okay.

177 06 19 Duke (LM onboard): Okay; 4000 feet, Ken, and we got 7 feet to kill off.

177 06 30 Mattingly: Okay.

177 06 45 Duke (LM onboard): Twenty at 3, John?

177 06 46 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 07 05 Duke (LM): Okay, 3000 at 21, Ken.

177 07 14 Mattingly: Okay.

177 07 36 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John. We want 10 at 1500.

177 07 40 Young (LM): Okay. And you're getting big, Ken.

177 07 45 Duke (LM onboard): Sure is. Growing like a-

177 07 50 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we got 2000 feet now, Ken.

177 07 56 Mattingly: Okay. Man, that looks good.

177 08 02 Young (LM onboard): What a beautiful machine.

177 08 05 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, we need to take 10 off, John.

177 08 08 Young (LM onboard): Okay, we'll take 10 off, Charlie.

177 08 24 Duke (LM): Okay, 0.2 at 9.4, Ken.

177 08 39 Duke (LM onboard): At 600 feet, we want 5, John.

177 08 40 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 08 57 Duke (LM ): Boy, you are beautiful, Ken.

177 09 00 Mattingly: That's the nicest thing anyone's said.

177 09 01 Duke (LM onboard): Casper ...

177 09 02 Young (LM onboard): What a rendezvous machine this is.

177 09 07 Duke (LM onboard): Casper is really beautiful. Okay, we're at 800 feet at 10 feet per second, John.

177 09 13 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 09 33 Duke (LM onboard): 650 at 10.

177 09 36 Young (LM onboard): Okay, going to 5, Charlie.

177 09 37 Duke (LM): Okay. Okay, we're at 5, Ken, at 600 feet. Make it 540 feet.

177 09 56 Mattingly: You look a lot smaller in the daytime. At the same range.

177 10 04 Young (LM): What a flying machine this is, Ken. Okay, 400 feet; we're going to 4.

177 10 23 Mattingly: My, you look good. Your forward firing thrusters look like little flashlights when they fire.

177 10 30 Duke (LM): Ken, you're clean. You don't have a boom out.

177 10 34 Mattingly: Okay, well, wait until you get back around there and take a look. We know they aren't out very far, but want you to look at the covers.

177 10 39 Duke (LM): Okay. We're 240 feet.

177 10 45 Mattingly: Beautiful.

177 10 45 Duke (LM onboard): 280 feet, it says. Sure looks like we're closer than that to me.

177 10 53 Young (LM onboard): No.

177 11 01 Duke (LM onboard): Man, that big dish looks great. I couldn't get mine to work in yaw.

177 11 16 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, 200 feet, John?

177 11 18 Young (LM onboard): Yep.

177 11 19 Duke (LM onboard): Give you a little cooling. How's that? Closing at about 4.

177 11 27 Young (LM onboard): More like about 2, Charlie.

177 11 29 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, probably. I was just looking at the radar. Okay, John, I'm going to go to P00.

177 11 46 Mattingly: It is looking more like an animated cartoon as we go along.

[LM transcript has Mattingly "(Laughter) [Garble] these cartoons in the real world."]

177 11 50 Young (LM onboard): Isn't it something?

177 11 53 Duke (LM): Okay, I'll go to dock.

177 12 05 Mattingly: Okay, I'm ready to go to attitude whenever you are.

177 12 09 Young (LM): Okay, wait until I get this thing where I want it, Char - Ken.

177 12 09 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. When you're station-keeping, let me know. We have some words for you.

177 12 18 Young (LM): Okay, we're station-keeping.

177 12 20 Irwin: Okay. John, looking at the pictures of the liftoff, it appeared that something might have come loose - skin on the - the back of the vehicle so, for that reason, we want Ken to take some pictures of the LM, so we have a slight modification to the Flight Plan. We'll be asking you to do a yaw 360 after Ken does his Verb 49 manoeuvre to the docking attitude. Over.

177 12 52 Young (LM): Roger; I see - Yaw 360 after Ken does a Verb 49 to the docking attitude.

177 13 04 Mattingly: Okay, then. Okay, right here I've got good lighting

177 13 10 CC: There's a lot of noise so we can't hear you well- well, but ...

177 13 07 Mattingly: Okay, right here I've got good lighting, if - if you want me to get some pictures, if John could just do a [garble] [garble].

177 13 13 Mattingly:[garble] [garble] pitchover or something here.

177 13 16 Young (LM onboard): Let me pitch up 90, Ken, and you hold station. Can you do that?

177 13 21 Mattingly: Stand by, I'm - let me get my camera [garble] [garble].

177 13 20 Mattingly: Stand by. Let me get my camera out and ready, and I'll take it - see if I can -

177 13 25 Young (LM onboard): Hey, Houston ...

177 13 23 CC: 16, this is Houston. Let me just recap here the procedure...

177 13 31 Young (LM onboard): Okay. Okay, Houston. We're in perfect position to get ...

177 13 34 CC: ... Ken, we want you to do the - Ken, do the Verb 49 maneuver to the SIM bay attitude per Flight Plan and then do the 360-degree roll and, of course, following that, you do the Verb 49 maneuver to the docking attitude. Then I have a change for the Flight Plan whenever you're ready to copy.

177 13 57 Mattingly: Okay. We're in perfect position to take pictures of the LM right now. All they've got to do is to pitch. He prefers to go to the other sequence, is that correct?

177 14 08 Hartsfield: Okay. If you're in a position to take pictures of the LM we wanted the LM to do a 360-degree yaw, and you're to take pictures of the - the minus-Z portion of the ascent stage, using the same camera setting that you have on the DAC and the EL, except the focus on the EL should be changed to infinity. Over.

177 14 37 Mattingly: Okay, we'll just take you up on that, Hank, and take pictures of the - where's minus Z? Let's see that's - that's ...

177 14 46 Duke (LM): That's the back part, Ken.

177 14 46 Hartsfield: Okay. Ken, it's the back side of the LM.

177 14 53 Mattingly: Roger. I'm with you and I'll turn the DAC on, and I'll a - fix the EL [garble] station-keeping now.

177 15 04 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 15 03 CC: Okay. And, Ken, if you observe anything there, will you please relay your observations?

177 15 14 Mattingly: Yes, sir; certainly will.

177 15 26 Duke (LM): Oh, Houston. On lift-off, one of the MESA blankets flew out in front of the LM and hit the ground about 200 meters in front of the LM. Over.

177 15 37 CC: I understand a portion of the MESA blanket's still on the - on the front.

177 15 45 Duke (LM): Yeah, that might have been what you saw. It came pretty high in the air and it went straight out to the west.

177 15 XX Duke (LM onboard): Look at that crater down there, would you?

177 15 51 CC: Okay. We copy.

177 15 56 Mattingly: Okay, everything on the plus-Y side looks clean - just the surface is a little flaky with paint [garble]

177 16 08 Duke (LM onboard): Look at that maria out there, John. In that highland.

177 16 10 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 16 19 Mattingly: Okay, on the - on the back side ...

177 16 20 Young (LM onboard): Get the pictures ...

177 16 22 CC: Orion, will you go Forward Omni?

177 16 23 Mattingly: [Garble] it looks like the - the -

177 16 26 Young (LM onboard): Forward Omni, Charlie.

177 16 28 Duke (LM onboard): Okay.

177 16 36 Mattingly: Looks like some of the thermal blanket around the ECAs ["Descent Engine" in LM transcript.] on the back end there is pretty badly chewed up.

177 16 46 CC: Okay. We copy.

177 16 47 Mattingly: Some of the stuff is torn - a couple of panels are torn off. And some of the stripping in between it is - it looks like it was struck by something, but it looks like all the mylar blankets underneath are still intact.

177 17 03 CC: Roger.

177 17 05 Young (LM onboard): These guys are crazy (laughter).

177 17 06 Duke (LM onboard): They are. Well, that's - that's a data point.

177 17 11 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, they have a [garble] doing 360-degree yaws. Ken's going to do one.

177 17 16 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter)

177 17 19 Young (LM onboard): I don't know. I don't know. When we first got in this program...

177 17 26 Mattingly: Okay, we got some more stuff on the other side [garble]...

177 17 29 CC: Ken, can you observe whether it's possible for sunlight to directly impinge on portions of the spacecraft equipment?

177 17 40 Mattingly: No, sir; it's not possible from the back; I can't tell about the bottom; but, on the back side, the Mylar blankets are still intact - it's only that outer covering that's broken.

177 17 56 Young (LM onboard): I tell ...

177 17 54 CC: Okay, we copy.

177 17 58 Duke (LM): I - I tell you, this thing really flies beautifully.

177 18 03 CC: Orion, Aft Omni.

177 18 07 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 18 11 Young (LM): Sure wish airplane flying was this easy.

[LM transcript attributes this to Ken Mattingly - more believable given his current manoeuvring]

177 18 13 Duke (LM): You better believe it.

177 18 14 Duke (LM onboard): There's old - What's the big crater down there? It looks like Theophilus.

177 18 23 Mattingly: What's your range?

177 18 24 CC: Okay, 16; we assume you're pressing on with the Flight Plan?

177 18 25 Mattingly: Okay, I'm ready to go to my attitude.

177 18 32 Young (LM): Roger, we're pressing.

177 18 34 Mattingly: Okay, John, are you ready for me to go to my attitude?

177 18 38 Young (LM): That's a - wait a second, until we get in position.

177 18 42 Mattingly: Okay, I'm just going to do a little - it'll be a roll and [garble][garble].

177 18 47 CC: Orion, will you go Normal Voice?

177 18 49 Young (LM): Okay, I pitched down.

177 18 52 Duke (LM): Okay.

177 18 54 Mattingly: Okay, it will be a half degree a second. Are you all set?

177 18 59 Young (LM onboard): Wait until we get up here.

177 19 01 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, you got us Normal Voice, Houston? You got Orion?

177 19 04 Young (LM onboard): Are you ready, Charlie?

177 19 05 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, I'm ready.

177 19 06 Young (LM onboard): Okay, go to it, Ken.

177 19 07 Mattingly: Okay, you have station-keeping; I'm maneuvering.

177 19 09 Young (LM onboard): Shoot, I thought I had the station-keeping long before this.

177 19 22 CC: Casper, we need Rate 2 on the BMAG.

177 19 27 Mattingly: You've got it.

177 19 29 CC: Roger; you're fast.

177 19 35 Young (LM onboard): Okay, I'm gonna keep him - keep him in the middle, Charlie.

177 19 41 Duke (LM onboard): What is it - what are we going to see with him rolling like that?

177 19 46 Young (LM onboard): He's maneuvering to some attitude - he's maneuvering - he's doing a three-axis maneuver to the SIM bay attitude.

177 19 52 Duke (LM onboard): Oh. Well, I got a peek at the SIM bay as we came up under it; clean.

177 20 03 Young (LM onboard): Now, Charlie, you want me to maneuver and get a little closer to him?

177 20 06 Mattingly: Hey, Charlie, have you got a Forward VHF there?

177 20 10 Duke (LM): Yeah, I'm on it.

177 20 12 Mattingly: Okay, the things I'd like for you to look at are - you remember on the aft shelf of the SIM bay, there's two booms back there.

177 20 20 Duke (LM): Yeah.

177 20 21 Mattingly: The one on my - the most- plus-Y one is the Mass Spec - It's got a white cover and it - it's kind of a rectangular shape cover. The one on the left or - it's really in about the center of the SIM bay - at the aft end and it has a silver cover and that's the Gamma Ray. Would you take a look and see if either of the covers are not quite closed because we have indications in the spacecraft that they're not closed and indications on the ground that they are.

177 20 48 Duke (LM): Okay.

177 20 57 Duke (LM): [Young in LM transcript]Are you maneuvering, Ken?

177 21 00 Mattingly: Yes, sir.

177 21 01 Young (LM): Oh.

177 21 04 Mattingly: This is one of the fastest maneuvers I've made in a long time.

177 21 06 Duke (LM): Are you gonna sit - are you gonna pitch some more, so we can see the SIM bay?

177 21 12 Mattingly: Well, I'm not there yet, Charlie.

177 21 14 Duke (LM): Okay.

177 21 15 Mattingly: I'll tell you when I get there.

177 21 31 Mattingly: Got about 20 degrees of pitch and about 30 degrees of roll.

177 21 43 Duke (LM): Okay, what do you do after that?

177 21 45 Mattingly: Now then, I wait for you to take a look. And then, after you do that, why, I will do a 360-degree rotation about my X-axis while you take pictures of the thermal coating.

177 21 57 Duke (LM): Okay, I can see around the - the thrusters now that it's blistered and peeled. They want Om - they want ...

177 22 02 CC: Omni Delta, Casper.

177 22 09 Duke (LM):[garble] Omni Delta.

177 22 09 Mattingly: Houston, did you call Casper?

177 22 10 CC: Yes, Omni Delta.

177 22 14 Young (LM): They want your Omni Delta, Ken.

177 22 16 Mattingly: Okay, thank you.

177 22 20 Young (LM onboard): Well, you'd probably be blistered and peeled, too, if you were as hot as they are.

177 22 25 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, at the aft end, down next to the engine bell, there's a black cover that appears to be partially opened.

177 22 38 Mattingly (LM): Can you tell me which side of the LM SIM bay?

177 22 40 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, it's on the side away from the hatch.

177 22 46 Mattingly: Okay, it's a dark Inconel cover.

177 22 50 Duke (LM): Okay, and it's partially open.

177 22 51 Duke (LM): Looks like it to me.

177 22 53 Mattingly: Okay, can you - you don't see anything white sticking out from under it?

177 22 56 Duke (LM): No.

177 22 57 Mattingly: Okay, because the inconel shield on the Mass Spec is - black. Okay, do you see the Gamma Ray door?

177 23 06 Duke (LM): Yeah.

177 23 04 Duke (LM): That's silver, isn't it?

177 23 05 Young (LM onboard): Let's go on up there, Charlie.

177 23 06 Duke (LM): It's closed.

177 23 08 Mattingly: Okay.

177 23 10 Young (LM): Are you there yet, Ken?

177 23 12 Mattingly: (Laughter) [Duke in tech transcript] No, no. I'll - I'll tell you.

177 23 15 Duke (LM): Are we there yet, daddy?

177 23 18 Mattingly: (Laughter)

177 23 27 Duke (LM onboard): I think f/8 is too bright; I think we need f/ll.

177 23 30 Young (LM onboard): Yeah, the Sun is shining on it. This is a lousy attitude for picture taking. Are you taking pictures now?

177 23 36 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 23 48 Duke (LM onboard): Ain't gonna be doing any good with the Sun shining on it like that though, John.

177 23 53 CC: Orion, you have 32 minutes until darkness.

177 24 02 Mattingly: Okay.

177 24 07 Duke (LM): Okay, start - Okay, Ken, the paint is blistered on the quad above the SIM bay, too, pretty badly.

177 24 24 Mattingly (CM): On the quad above the SIM bay - do you mean the A quad?

177 24 27 Duke (LM onboard): Not A quad, I mean the panelling above the SIM bay. You know, as you come out the hatch, you grab the handles and walk down to the two handles on the SIM bay?

177 24 37 Mattingly: Yep.

177 24 38 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, that along the wide - those - that silver paint in there is really badly ...

177 24 45 Young (LM onboard): Here's a door that's not closed there back there in the back end.

177 2h h8 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah, that's what I said. Yeah, that's the one - Okay, you - The - the mass - the Gamma Ray door is partially open, Ken.

177 24 59 Mattingly: Okay, good; can you get some pictures of those, too?

177 25 02 Duke (LM): Yeah.

177 25 03 Mattingly: Okay, and I'm ready to start my 360 roll when you get some pictures of those things.

177 25 06 Duke (LM): We got them; go ahead.

177 25 09 Mattingly: Okay, I'm going to roll left.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control Houston [at] 177 hours, 37 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. Ken Mattingly aboard Casper doing a 360 degree roll per the flight plan. Orion and Casper now station keeping.

177 25 53 Mattingly: You guys are pretty bad; there's even debris outside up here. It was nice and clean before you came back.

177 25 11 Young (LM onboard): Okay. I'm gonna back up here. I don't want to run into high gain, Charlie.

177 25 18 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah. You're zapping the - the SIM bay, too, with the thrusters. John, I can't see my - Okay, there we go. Looks good.

177 25 53 Mattingly: Yon guys are pretty bad; there's even debris outside up here. It was nice and clean before you came back.

177 26 00 Young (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 26 04 Duke (LM): Part of the "United States" has peeled off, Ken.

177 26 05 Young (LM): What are you doing to your High Gain there, Ken?

177 26 08 Mattingly: I'm [garble].

177 26 10 Young (LM): Oh.

177 26 12 Mattingly: [garble]?

177 26 13 Young (LM): Yeah.

177 26 17 Mattingly: I'll pick it up.

177 26 18 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, the umbilical thing is really - I don't see how you get any thrust out of that thruster that's pointed right at that umbilical thing. Shoot, it fires right on it.

177 26 30 Young (LM onboard): That make you a little nervous, Charlie?

177 26 32 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 26 33 Young (LM onboard): Me, too.

177 26 43 Young (LM onboard): Is this close enough, Charlie, or do you want to be closer?

177 26 44 Duke (LM onboard): No, that's fine, John. I don't believe I could get it all in the field of view if you were any closer.

177 26 53 Young (LM): Okay, Ken, I can - as soon as we get around here, we better go dock, because we got 32 minutes to darkness, and I don't want to have another one of them night dockings.

177 27 02 Mattingly: Okay. Well, We're almost there. The next event on our schedule is for me to go to the docking attitude.

177 27 11 Young (LM): Okay.

177 27 14 Mattingly: And then, I guess you can slide around in front of me. [Garble] inspect the engine.

177 27 24 Young (LM): Okay, go to it. What is - Your attitude and my attitude docking-wise is compatible? It's the same ...

177 27 34 Mattingly: They had been in the simulator, and I'm sure they will be today.

177 27 38 Young (LM): I'd be surprised. The only thing nominal so far is the rendezvous. I hope the rest of it turns out that way.

177 27 49 Duke (LM onboard): We want to go to 180, 282, 300 on the ball, John.

177 27 53 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 28 05 Duke (LM): Okay, Ken, the a - Out your - your window, off behind you on the High Gain side, it's real nice and clean; on the other side of the spacecraft, the - the 180 opposite that, starting at about the middle of the hatch around, is pretty badly blistered and peeled. Not peeled, but blistered; around about the umbilicals.

177 28 41 Mattingly: Okay.

177 28 50 Young (LM): Okay, what? Maneuvering to ...

177 28 54 Mattingly: Okay, I'm getting ready to - to spin over to - to a new attitude.

177 29 01 Young (LM): Well ...

177 29 02 Mattingly: ...Very close to the attitude we cable up in.

177 29 03 Young (LM): Okay.

177 29 04 Mattingly (CM): All set?

177 29 05 Young (LM): All set.

177 29 08 Duke (LM onboard): That's enough pictures. I'm getting tired of holding that button.

177 29 18 Young (LM onboard): What were you shooting at? One frame a second?

177 29 20 Duke (LM onboard): Well, I don't mean holding the button, I mean holding the camera.

177 29 32 Young (LM onboard): I'm not used to this zero g.

177 29 34 Duke (LM onboard): I know it. (Laughter)

177 29 35 Young (LM onboard): It raises Cain with us.

177 29 46 Duke (LM onboard): Hey, that is some crater, right down there.

177 29 50 Young (LM): Are you going to undocking now, Ken?

177 29 54 Mattingly: Beg your pardon, John.

177 29 55 Young (LM): Are you at the undocking attitude now?

177 29 58 Mattingly: Yes, sir; I'm going to docking attitude. And it - it's almost identical to our rendezvous attitude.

177 30 03 Young (LM onboard): Okay. We go to 180 what?

177 30 11 Duke (LM onboard): 180 roll, 282 pitch, and 300 yaw.

177 30 19 Young (LM onboard): Okay.

177 30 41 Duke (LM onboard): Okay. There we go. Now I'm zero gravity, took my-

177 30 47 Young (LM onboard): Oh, man!

177 31 00 Duke (LM onboard): John, this place still looks like a pig sty.

177 31 01 CC: Casper, go Omni Alfa.

177 31 07 Duke (LM): Hey, Ken, are you - are you about there now?

177 31 12 Mattingly: Well, I got 90 degrees of roll to go.

177 31 13 Young (LM): Okay. But your pitch is okay, huh?

177 31 17 Mattingly: Well, I got about 10 degrees in pitch.

177 31 19 Young (LM): That's what I thought. It looks pretty good.

177 31 29 Mattingly: Houston, did you [garble]?

177 31 28 Mattingly: ...get me on Logic Go and the Omni?

177 31 39 Young (LM): Houston. Casper wants the Logic Go and Omni.

177 31 44 CC: Roger; you’re Go.

177 31 50 Young (LM): Yeah, they gave you Go, Ken.

177 31 53 Mattingly: Okay.

177 31 58 CC: Casper, Omni Alfa.

177 32 14 CC: Casper, let's hold up on the Pyro A.

177 32 20 Duke (LM onboard): Hold on the Pyro Arm, Ken.

177 32 25 Young (LM onboard): Don't tell me.

177 32 34 Duke (LM): You copy that, Ken?

177 32 35 Mattingly: Yes, sir.

177 32 36 Duke (LM): Okay.

177 32 35 Mattingly: Yes, sir. I thought you just gave me a Go; but I guess not.

177 32 49 CC: Okay. Casper, let's take the Logics, Off, and we'll go through it again.

177 32 55 Duke (LM onboard): Oh, no.

177 32 55 Mattingly: Okay. Logics, Off.

177 32 58 CC: Stand by.

177 33 13 Young (LM onboard): I can't believe it.

177 33 14 CC: Say, Ken. You're Go for Pyro Arm - I'm sorry, Logics, On.

177 33 18 Mattingly: Okay. The Logics are coming on. There's Number 1, and there's Number 2.

177 33 31 CC: Okay, Casper. You're Go for Pyro Arm.

177 33 37 Mattingly: Okay. Pyro Arms coming on. 1; there's 2.

177 33 46 CC: Roger. Looks good here.

177 33 50 Duke (LM onboard): Okay, John, you want to pull the Rendezvous Radar breakers?

177 34 00 Young (LM): Okay, Ken. You there?

177 34 02 Mattingly: I'm about 5 degrees from it. You can go ahead and start your maneuver, I'll take station-keeping.

177 34 07 Young (LM): Okay. You have it.

177 34 08 Young (LM onboard): 282.

177 34 38 Young (LM onboard): And yaw 300, Charlie?

177 34 39 Duke (LM onboard): Yeah.

177 34 49 Young (LM onboard): And yaw, 300, which is over there.

177 35 32 Mattingly: Okay. I'm approaching. Your attitude looks good.

177 35 40 Mattingly: I'll tell you when we have capture.

177 36 38 Young (LM onboard): What is this thing lined up with? Whew!

177 36 47 Duke (LM onboard): How's he look?

177 37 04 Young (LM onboard): I never got the true picture of this before today.

177 37 08 Duke (LM onboard): (Laughter)

177 37 13 Young (LM onboard): He's right on, about a degree off. There's no way you can see it, Charlie.

177 37 19 Duke (LM onboard): No, I can't see him.

177 37 21 Young (LM onboard): I want - I - I just want to be able to do something intelligent, like shut the thrusters off when we get capture.

177 37 32 Duke (LM onboard): It's only 09:30, John; we've been up since - 15 hours. Not bad.

177 37 42 Young (LM onboard): Ken, you look beautiful to me.

177 37 46 Mattingly: Say again.

177 37 46 Young (LM onboard): You look right on to me. My optical sight is coming right into your docking window.

177 38 05 Young (LM onboard): Don't hit my arm, Charlie.

177 38 07 Duke (LM onboard): I'm sorry.

177 38 08 Young (LM onboard): [Garble]

177 38 35 Young (LM onboard): How would you like to do a EVA transfer?

177 38 39 Duke (LM onboard): How would you like a kick in the behind?

177 38 42 Young (LM onboard): Hot mike to Houston. (Laughter)

177 38 48 Duke (LM onboard): No, we're normal voice. But we got our tape recorder running. (Laughter).

[end of LM transcript for mission]

177 38 58 Mattingly: Okay, about 5 feet.

177 40 37 Mattingly: Doesn't look like it. I don't have any barber poles. There we go. Took a couple of extra blurps to get you. Okay. Are you free?

177 40 52 Mattingly: Okay.

177 41 O0 Mattingly: Okay, it looks - looks pretty fair. How about if I just retract you?

177 41 25 Mattingly: I believe we're there.

177 41 27 Mattingly: Casper's captured Orion!

177 hl 30 CC: Very good. We were wondering what took you so long.

177 41 35 Mattingly: Yeah, he's all locked on.

177 41 38 Young: We - we were doing these fancy maneuvers up here. Hardly anybody ever gets to do a 360-degree yaw on the Moon.

177 41 52 CC: Orion, this is Houston. We're about 25 minutes to LOS, and I have about five pages of time-line changes, whenever you're ready to copy.

177 42 03 Young: Yes, sir. Charlie's about ready.

177 42 08 CC: And, Orion, you can close the Crossfeed and open A Main SOV.

177 42 36 CC: Casper, let's hold off on the P20. We need good comm to get all these changes up.

177 42 43 Mattingly: Okay. Is this attitude good?

177 42 46 CC: Very good.

177 42 68 Duke: Okay, Jim, go ahead.

177 42 51 Irwin: Okay. Timeline book changes - start on page 13 and change 173:55 to 177:54. And under "Configure S-band," Item 1, change CS - "CSM maneuver to jettison attitude" to "CSM maneuver to SIM bay minus-X forward attitude" and delete "Proceed with prep "et cetera. Over.

177 43 34 Duke: Roger. We copy. Go ahead.

177 43 36 Irwin: Okay. Item 2, delete Item 3, change "Prim" to "Secondary" first line, change "Right" to "Off" and "Hi" to "Lo." Add a second line, "S-Band antenna, Aft"; and delete remainder of Step 3. Add the following: "Exterior Light, Off; perform docked deactivation (staged), Steps 1 to 7 of the Contingency Checklist, page 3-9." Over.

177 44 22 Duke: Okay. Delete all of Step 2. That's the "Verify jet attitude." Step 3, sec - "S-Band, Secondary, Off, and Lo." Delete - mixed - all the steerable stuff, and add "External Light - Exterior Light, Off," which it is, and "Docked deactivation (staged), Steps 1 through 7" in the Contingency Book.

177 44 49 Irwin: Okay. Next is change 1 - 174 hours to 177:59 under "Prep for transfer" and step 3, change line 4 to read " Duke: purge valve (1, aft LHSSC)"

177 45 30 Duke: Okay. That's - all I did was add in "LMP purge valve." All the - all the rest was there.

177 45 36 Irwin: Okay, I have a - a question here, Charlie, but then, on the next line, it's - under neck ring, they said add "Stow commander's purge valve" - oh, that's "Serial number 194 in ISA bottom pocket."

177 46 00 Irwin: Okay, your purge valve apparently is serial number 197, and John's is 194. That make sense to you?

177 46 09 Duke: Yeah, I got it. I know which one.

177 46 12 Irwin: Okay, if you've got that, I'm doing a Step 5 - it's delete first two lines. Over.

177 46 24 Duke: Hey, we've been using the purge valves interchangeably. I don't know who was using whose when we were out on the Moon.

177 46 33 Irwin: Okay, we'll talk about that later. Let me get the - the rest of the change to you. Under Step 9, after "SE Audio, Open," add "ECS LCG Pump, Open." Delete remainder of step. Insert the following: "Cabin Gas Return, Open; Suit Circuit Relief to Auto - that's a verify; Suit Isol Valve, both, to Suit Disconnect. Both, disconnect hoses and stow. Both, doff suits - suits, install PGA electrical connector covers from the purse, and stow LCG plugs in suits from the purse. Install neck ring dust covers in the purse. Transfer suit to CMP." Then configure circuit breakers per 3-10 and 11 of Contingency Checklist. Over.

177 47 40 Duke: Okay, copy. "Cabin Gas Return," add after "SE Audio, Open." "LCG, Open" - correction, "LCG Pump, Open; Cabin Gas to Open; Suit Circuit Relief to Auto; Suit Disconnect - Suit to Hose Disconnect; doff suits; put on electrical connectors, the LCG plugs, dust covers." And then go to 3-10 for the CBs on Contingency Checklist.

177 48 11 Irwin: Okay. Then on page 14, step 11, delete "PPKs, three, on the left-hand midsection and the aft SRCs." That's in parentheses. The next item is the flag kit. Next item is flight data file. Then add Timeline Book and LM Contingency Checklist. Over.

177 48 56 Duke: Okay. Scratch PPKs, the flag kit, the flight data file, and add the Timeline Book and the Contingency Checklist.

177 49 05 Irwin: Okay. Step 14, delete. And delete "MSFN up-link, update, target PGNS, and configure AGS, step 1." Over.

177 49 22 Duke: Okay, "MSFN up-link, modulate, delete step 1."

177 49 29 Irwin: Okay, then on page - we'll delete page 15, 16, and 17, and then on page 18, under "IVT to CSM," delete step 2, and prior to "LM to CM transfer list," add "Perform final deactivation per Contingency Checklist, Page 3"[garble]

177 49 55 Duke: Hey, hold on a minute - hold on a minute - hold on, Jim.

177 49 58 Irwin: Okay.

177 50 02 Young: You're going faster than he can move.

177 50 05 Duke: I can't turn the pages that fast. I'm on - I've deleted page 16 and 17, and I'm on page 18. Go ahead.

177 50 14 Irwin: Okay, under "IVT to CSM," delete step 2, and prior to "LM to CM transfer list," add "Perform final deactivation per Contingency Checklist, page 3-12 to 3-15." Over.

177 50 55 Duke: Okay, on "IVT to CSM," delete step 2. Perform final deactivation per 3-12 to 15 in Contingency Checklist.

177 51 08 Irwin: Okay, and then under the transfer list, delete "DSEA, PPKs, flag kits flight data file in the jettison bag, purse and contents, unused food, used urine bag, and used fecal bags." Over.

177 51 39 Duke: Okay. We copy that.

177 51 41 Irwin: Okay. And then go back to Page 14, Charlie. Let me know when you're there. I think we've missed something there.

177 52 02 Duke: Okay, go ahead.

177 52 04 Irwin: Okay, on the right-hand side of that page, we want to delete, essentially, three blocks there; the "MSFN up-link/update," all the steps under that - the five steps; then the next, "target PGNS"; and then "Configure AGS." All that portion is to be deleted.

177 52 23 Duke: Yeah. I got you. Go ahead.

177 52 29 Irwin: Okay, under "Configure AGS," all those AGS - the four AGS entries there are - are deleted. We pick up there with Step 2.

177 52 39 Duke: I got you.

177 52 40 Irwin: Okay, then the - the following are changes in the LM Contingency Checklist on page 3-9. Step 4, add "Verify" - Do you want me to wait until you get to the Contingency Checklist, Charlie?

177 52 59 Young: Yeah. You - you better wait until he floats over there to it.

177 53 02 Irwin: Okay. Let me know. We've got 17 minutes to LOS. Shouldn't take us long to go through the Contingency Checklist changes ...

177 53 10 Young: What page did you say?

177 53 12 Irwin: Starting at Page 3-9.

177 53 44 Duke: Okay, go ahead.

177 53 46 Irwin: Okay, on Page 3-9, Step 4, add "Verify" after "Master Arm Off." Then delete "Audio, Commander"; and Step 6, add "Verify" after "Mode Control, Both, Off." Then Step 7, delete first two lines. And then on - why don't you repeat up to that point? Over.

177 54 24 Duke: I got it all, Jim. Step 4: "Verify Master Arm, Off"; delete "Audio, Commander; Mode Control, Both, Off, Verify." "Window Shades and Commander transfer," delete. We'll just leave him over here, huh?

177 54 38 Young: Hey; Jim, I - I - I guess I think that to verify the Master Arm, Off, is kind of a silly change to make Charlie copy, if you got 25 pages of that.

177 54 50 Irwin: No, listen, John; we've just about one more page, and we'll be finished.

177 54 55 Young: Okay.

177 54 56 Irwin: Okay, on Page 3-10, Secondary Power Amp, Close. And then on Page 3-11 - let me know when you're there.

177 55 20 Duke: You speak.

177 55 22 Irwin: Okay, row 3, SE Audio, Open, and Primary Amp, Open. Row 4, S-Band Antenna, Open. And then we'll go to Page 3-12. Let me know when you're there.

177 55 49 Duke: I'm there.

177 55 51 Irwin: Okay, Step 2, change "Audio, LMP" to "Audio, Both." Change line 2 to read "VHF B and VHF A Transmitter and Receiver, Off." Then Step 4, add, after "Secondary S-Band Transmitter and Receiver, Open," "Secondary Power Amp, Open, and delete "Primary Power Amp, Open." Then Step 5, delete three lines and add "Connect LM/CM umbilicals." Over.

177 56 32 12 Duke: Okay, what was that last one?

177 56 35 Irwin: The last one was Step 5 to delete three lines and and "Connect LM/CM umbilicals." Over.

177 56 52 Duke: Okay, copy.

177 56 58 Irwin: Okay, then on step 6, under "To use CSM Power," and "LM power dash 1 and LM power dash 2, Main B, circuit breakers, Closed, and CSM- in parentheses." Over.

177 57 32 Duke: Okay, we copy.

177 57 34 Irwin: Okay then, Page 3-13, looks like we just have about three or four more changes here.

177 57 44 Duke: Go ahead.

177 57 46 Irwin: Okay, on 3-13 on - und - under row 3, Open Utility Light. On row 5, open Translunar Bus Tie, and then the next change is on Page 3-14. Over.

177 58 07 Duke: Go ahead.

177 58 12 Irwin: On 3-14, row 2, Open ASA; row 4, Open S-Band Antenna and Translunar Bus Ties. Over.

177 58 30 Duke: Roger. Go ahead.

177 58 32 Irwin: Okay, next, and the last is on Page 3-15, Charlie. Let me know when you're there.

177 58 40 Duke: Turn the page; I'm there.

177 58 42 Irwin: Okay. Step 9, add, after "Ascent Water, Close," "Cabin Gas Return to Egress," and last change is Step 9 - Delete the first line. Over.

177 59 03 Duke: I got you.

177 59 05 Irwin: That's it.

177 59 10 Duke: Okay, what's the plan, Jim? Just to power this moose down, and then come back in tomorrow and fire it up again for jettison?

177 59 22 Irwin: That's affirmative, Charlie, and will you get the AGS Mode Control, Off?

177 59 34 Duke: It's Off.

177 59 35 Irwin: And, Orion, if you'd like, I'll go through the - the basic plan here, post-docking, so it's - be clear in your minds. The first step, of course, is to doff suits in the LM, and, of course, we're going to postpone some of the LM transfer until after you wake up. We're powering down the LM, and we are going to - we're drying out the water boiler. And we'll be ready to close out the LM at - at 179:20. That's AOS plus 10 minutes on this next pass. And then Step 5 is - we'll - y'all will get in the LM tomorrow and complete the transfer and LM jettison, and you will need the LM Timeline Book and the LM Contingency Checklist at docking to accomplish the deactivation. Over.

178 00 29 Young: I got you.

178 01 34 Mattingly: I'll be with you in just a minute.

178 01 47 Mattingly: Okay, I got the drogue out - I mean the probe and the hatch out and I'm ready for the drogue, so if you're going to do anything that affects the pressurization, let me know.

178 02 02 Mattingly: Yeah, I read you.

178 03 03 Duke: Houston, Orion. Over.

178 03 05 Irwin: Go ahead, Orion.

178 03 09 Duke: Okay, that first part, "Docked deactivation stage," was that just Steps 1 through 7 or the whole thing?

178 03 17 Irwin: No, Steps 1 through 7.

178 03 28 Duke: Okay.

178 04 27 Mattingly: Yeah, you'll have to open the door and find out.

178 04 41 Duke: Okay, Houston -

178 04 42 Duke: Mark. Primary Evap Flow is Close.

178 04 h5 CC: Okay, we copy. And, Casper, you can go into your P20 attitude, minus-X forward.

178 05 00 Duke: John verifies that the Master Arm is Off.

178 05 04 CC: All right (laughter).

178 05 13 CC: And, Casper; this is Houston.

178 05 19 Mattingly: Go ahead.

178 05 20 CC: Roger, Ken. We're finished with that update, so you can press on with the minus-X forward.

178 05 28 Mattingly: Okay.

178 10 04 Irwin: Okay, 16, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. And AOS, 1 ...

178 10 14 Young: Okay, when you see us next time, we'll be [garble].

178 10 18 Irwin: Okay. And AOS time, 179:08; and your angles are zero - zero and 170.

178 10 30 Young: Okay. Thank you, Jim.

Public Affairs Officer:This is Apollo Control Houston, at 178 hours, 23 minutes Ground Elapsed Time [178:12 actual GET]. We've just had Loss of Signal with Casper as the spacecraft passes behind the Moon on its 53rd revolution. We'll take the line down at this time and bring it back up at that time when we reacquire. This is Apollo Control Houston.

178 13 36 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay.

178 13 37 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. Thank you.

178 17 51 Young (CM onboard): Get out of your suit.

178 17 52 Mattingly (CM onboard): Never put it on. No, I - don't know why. I - decided I didn't need to put it on. It may have - I don't think I've done a thing that was in the Flight Plan, since you left.

178 18 08 Young (CM onboard): Really? [garble]

178 18 11 Mattingly (CM onboard): It's really been grim as far as that kind of stuff.

178 18 15 Young (CM onboard): I think it's made up ...

178 18 17 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah.

178 18 18 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] [garble] camera.

178 18 19 Mattingly (CM onboard): Hey ...

178 18 20 Young (CM onboard): Hey, [garble] You're in mine.

178 18 21 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah.

178 18 22 Duke (CM onboard): It's already in there. Bet you 5 dollars.

178 18 23 Mattingly (CM onboard): They've been - they just driving me up the wall. So far, I ain't lost my cool. Which is - for me is very unusual. I think I'm -

178 19 18 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 19 20 Duke (CM onboard): [garble]

178 19 39 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah, we do need their waist tether. That's one - Okay.

178 20 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): Ah. I bet Grumman pays a guy something for a special tool to do this.

178 20 26 Mattingly (CM onboard): How come you've been to a - you've been in the minstrel [?], huh? You've been in the minstrel [?]. You look ...

178 20 45 Young (CM onboard): Hey, Ken, let me tell you something. After touchdown - [garble] Ken! [garble] Right after touchdown, the President's gonna call me... (Laughter).

178 21 02 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 21 04 Duke (CM onboard): Man, that's really funny.

178 21 10 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 21 14 Mattingly (CM onboard): Kind of a shame to throw it away, isn't it?

178 21 27 Mattingly (CM onboard): Oh, you son of a gun!

178 21 45 Mattingly (CM onboard): Ah - what kind of camera is it? What kind of camera you got? Yes, sir. Sure do.

178 23 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah. Throw it. Okay.

178 25 24 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah. I don't have any place to pulse [?] as yet.

178 25 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): Oh. You going to be able to take those tonight? Oh, oh, okay. That's not so bad because I'm sitting here with - with no place to go. I don't - I don't understand the - There's so much bull in there that I don't understand what's going on.

178 28 54 Mattingly (CM onboard): Charlie, what piece of gear would you like first?

178 29 13 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay.

178 30 06 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. What do you want to give me now? The LEVAs?

178 30 37 Mattingly (CM onboard): Be a good way to get dirty. Yeah.

178 33 32 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 33 38 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 33 42 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble] on that total.

178 33 44 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) I believe you.

178 34 07 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Sneeze)

178 35 24 Mattingly (CM onboard): Can I sell you guys some bags?

178 35 44 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 35 50 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 35 57 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 36 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): I - Have - have they been all messed up with you guys? Man, it's like - it's like they'd never flown a flight before. Like the very first sim. Couldn't believe it. And I kept hoping that maybe you guys weren't getting the same stuff.

178 36 21 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 36 22 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. What -

178 36 23 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 36 24 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) That one's not even filled.

178 36 30 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 36 36 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) I've been practicing. Here, I'll get the bags out of your way. Trying to get rid of something because I ain't sure where you're going when you get here.

178 36 49 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 36 50 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 37 02 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] real bad.

178 37 08 Mattingly (CM onboard): What - what are you - what have you got to work with there, John. Okay. I got your - I got your new clothes in here. Do you want them? You ain't gonna get any better.

178 37 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): Did you - did you find any big rocks that were con - that were consolidated? Did you find any big rocks that weren't breccias?

178 37 43 Crew (CM onboard): SC [garble]

178 38 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. (Laughter) You were what? I feel like - if you want to hand me the probe, I'll lay down here while you get it. We is sort of full right now. I hate to see that thing go. Yeah.

178 38 51 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. Wait a minute, John. You're hung - Okay. You're clear.

178 39 07 Crew (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 39 12 Mattingly (CM onboard): You want a drogue? This is the [garble] that keeps [garble] This is - this is a tight fit. Well ...

178 39 51 Mattingly (CM onboard): Some smart man just stepped on his own cable.

178 40 06 Mattingly (CM onboard): Chas, can I interest you in something else?

178 40 57 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, I guess I 'm supposed to take LEVA bags from Charlie.

178 41 38 Mattingly (CM onboard): I got one.

178 41 51 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter)

178 43 16 Mattingly (CM onboard): Are you ready for the decon bags?

178 43 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. All right. (Laughter) No. None of us are going very far.

178 44 13 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. Let's see. Where was that supposed to go?

178 44 44 Mattingly (CM onboard): Here. Here's what I was gonna- Okay. Oh. Okay. I'm gonna have to - I'm gonna have to get under there to get to those for you.

178 45 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): The bag is getting - The whole purse? The whole purse. Okay.

178 45 45 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. I'd sure like to get rid of something out of here. Good grief! Why don't I just - throw that in the corner. (Laughter) We can sort that out tomorrow. Okay. You don't need the purse back, do you? All right. Okay. Seven - 70 millimeter - How about taking this and throwing them to me, and tell me where they go? And I'm gonna - As long as we're throwing trash in there, we might as well throw it all. (Laughter) That'll fix it. (Laughter) Okay. Three of those must go in A-8, huh? Just one of the three.

[Start of Lunar Rev 54 at about 178 46.]

178 48 53 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, you got those 16s? Got another pack like that of 167 You don't say, That's all the film? Sure took a lot more than that out of here.

178 49 15 Crew (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 49 27 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, it gives them a serial number.

178 50 13 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

178 50 29 Mattingly (CM onboard): What - where do they go, John? Yeah.

[End of CM transcript until 180 03 20]

178 59 33 Irwin: 16, this is Houston. How do you read?

178 59 39 Mattingly: Loud and clear, Jim.

178 59 42 Irwin: Roger. There's still excessive noise. We can just barely hear you.

178 59 54 Mattingly: Well, we're here.

178 59 56 Irwin: Okay.

179 00 19 Irwin: Orion, we'd like for you to switch Omni antennas.

179 02 11 Irwin: Ken, do you know whether John and Charlie still have their comm carriers on? Are they monitoring comm with us?

179 02 19 Mattingly: No, Jim, they're not. And Charlie just said that he's got a [garble] bus off-scale low, but the battery looks okay.

179 02 37 Irwin: Okay. Ken, will you have them close the circuit breaker on Panel 11, Signal Conditioner 1, on row 3?

179 02 46 Mattingly: Okay.

179 03 56 Mattingly: Jim, is there something in particular that you want? I'll see if I can get them for you.

179 04 01 CC: No. We're just interested in getting data from the LM to - so we can go ahead with the closeout.

179 04 12 Mattingly: Okay.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control in Houston [at] 179 hours, 16 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. We presently show Apollo 16 with an apolune of 65.5 nautical miles perilune of 54.3 nautical miles on the 54th revolution around the Moon.

179 07 31 Duke: Houston, Orion. How do you read?

179 07 34 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. We read you loud and clear.

179 07 42 Duke: Okay. Somebody wanted me up for comm for some data or something, Jim.

179 07 46 Irwin: Roger. We just - they just wanted to look at the LM status.

179 07 49 Mattingly: Okay, Jim, I guess he's not copying you.

179 07 56 Irwin: And, Orion. We were wondering, you know, whether you began the ...

179 98 00 Duke: Okay.

179 98 0l Irwin: [Garble] post-docking checklist.

179 08 05 Duke: Yes, sir. We're down - we're transferring gear. We've completed the deactivation - dock to deactivation sta- stage, rather. Over.

179 08 20 Irwin: Can you confirm PCM - PCM Bit Rate, Lo?

179 08 32 Duke: It's Lo now.

179 08 43 Irwin: And, Charlie, you did call Primary Evap Flow Number 1, Closed, I believe. Do you confirm?

179 08 59 Duke: That's right, Jim. It was Closed. I gave you a mark on that.

179 09 03 Irwin: Roger. I copied.

179 11 27 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. Verify that you have Ascent Water selected and verify Primary Evap Flow Number 2, Closed. And verify Descent Water, Closed. Descent Water selected.

179 1l 77 Duke: Okay. It's all Closed.

179 12 16 Duke: Jim, that Primary Evap Flow 1 and 2 that just went Closed, I got the wrong valve. I'm sorry. It's Closed.

179 12 23 Irwin: Okay. We copy.

179 13 28 CC: Casper, this is Houston. Verify that you're in SIM Bay attitude. Are you ...

179 13 36 Mattingly: [Garble]

179 13 37 CC: [Garble] in the proper RCS configuration for SIM bay operation?

179 13 44 Mattingly: Well, that may not be. I'll see.

179 14 10 Mattingly: Okay. It is now. It was not.

179 14 13 CC: Okay.

179 14 23 CC: And, Orion, this is Houston. Could you tell us where you are in the Timeline Book?

179 14 33 Duke: Yeah, I'm putting the buddy - the BSLSS rock bag in the - Ken's stowage thing here.

179 14 41 CC: Okay. You didn't get down to Step 9 in the post-docking time line yet, did you?

179 14 54 Duke: John's got his suit off. I've still got mine on. And the - everything else has been done.

179 15 02 CC: Okay. I'm looking under Step 9. I gave you some changes there, which included configuring circuit breakers per the Contingency Checklist.

179 15 19 Duke: No, I haven't done that. I was going to wait until I got my suit off. You want me to do that now?

179 15 24 CC: No, just stand by ...

179 15 25 Duke: [Garble] 310.

179 15 27 CC: Okay. We know where you are now, Charlie.

179 15 34 Duke: Okay. Can I press on?

179 15 40 CC: Yes, go ahead, Charlie.

179 20 05 CC: Casper, this is Houston.

179 20 10 Mattingly: Yes, sir.

179 20 12 CC: Roger. We'd like to verify Mass Spec Experiment switch: On, and Ion Source to Standby. We're not receiving any data down here.

179 20 28 Mattingly: I thought that the Experiment was On but it looks like it's Off. I don't know whether we didn't turn it on or it got knocked off. But it's On now and Source is in Standby.

179 22 35 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston.

179 22 45 Mattingly: Go ahead.

179 22 48 Irwin: Roger. It's going to take some load to dry out that water boiler. So, don't do Step 9 yet. And, we're thinking of bringing some more equipment back on to reduce that dry-out time. Over.

179 23 09 Duke: Roger.

179 23 28 Irwin: Casper, will you go Auto on High Gain?

179 23 37 Mattingly: Who did you call, Jim?

179 27 53 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston.

179 28 01 Duke: Go ahead, Jim.

179 28 03 Irwin: Roger. A few things that we want you to activate here so put a load on that water boiler. Have five items, if you're ready to copy.

179 28 23 Duke: Why don't you just read them to me and I'll turn them on?

179 28 26 CC: Good idea. Suit Diverter valve to Cabin.

179 28 36 Duke: Go ahead.

179 28 38 CC: Suit Fan Number 1 circuit breaker on Panel 11, Closed. While you're at panel 11 ...

179 28 47 Duke: Go ahead.

179 28 49 Irwin: ... get Inverter 1, Closed, on Panel 11.

179 28 55 Duke: Go ahead.

179 28 56 Irwin: And, then on panel 16, Inverter Number 2, Closed, and ATCA, Closed. Over.

179 29 05 Duke: Roger. Roger. Got them. That all?

179 29 13 Irwin: Yeah, that's all. For now.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control, Houston [at] 179 hours, 42 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. That was Jim Irwin reading up procedures to Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke for speeding the drying process of a water boiler aboard Orion. The two spacecraft [are] now docked and in the 54th revolution around the Moon.

179 31 46 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston. If it's convenient, Charlie, will you put the Biomed into the Right position?

179 32 01 Duke: How's that?

179 32 Oh Irwin: Stand by.

179 32 15 Duke: Sure looks like a duststorm in this cockpit right now.

179 43 17 Duke: Hey, Jim, all the gear has been transferred into [garble] and we're gonna - I'm getting out of my suit now. We'll be off comm for about 10 minutes.

179 43 27 Irwin: Okay. Very good.

179 51 18 Irwin: Casper, this is Houston.

179 51 28 Mattingly: Go ahead, Jim.

179 51 30 Irwin: Okay, Ken. We'd like you to advise John and Charlie that we'd like them to be on biomed tonight. Tell them we'd just like to make sure that - get a comparison of their good performance on the surface. See if it's the same in orbit. Over.

179 51 56 Mattingly: Roger.

179 55 32 Irwin: Casper, this is Houston.

179 55 37 Mattingly: Go ahead, Jim.

179 55 38 Irwin: Yeah, Ken. Is Charlie gonna get back on comm again shortly in the LM? If not, I have a short procedure here for you to give to him.

179 55 53 Mattingly: I think ...

179 55 54 Duke: Jim, I'm back on.

179 55 57 Irwin: And we want Mass Spec Ion Source, On in Casper.

179 56 05 Mattingly: Okay.

179 56 10 Irwin: Yeah, Charlie. We want you to ...

179 56 11 Mattingly: It's On.

179 56 12 Irwin: [Garble] open those four circuit breakers which you've closed. And I'll repeat them for you. That's Suit Fan Number 1 on Panel 11, Inverter 1 on Panel 11, and then on Panel 16, Inverter 2 and - and ATCA. Those four circuit breakers, open.

179 56 41 Duke: Okay, Jim. They're all open.

179 56 23 Irwin: Roger.

179 56 45 Duke: And looks like the boiler's drying out. The glycol temp's up to 55. We got a Glycol light.

179 56 52 Irwin: Roger. We'll advise you on that in a few moments.

Public Affairs Officer: Apollo Control, Houston [at] 180 hours, 9 minutes Ground Elapsed Time, Flight Director Gene Krantz now polling this flight control team for go for Lunar Module close out.

179 59 39 Irwin: Orion, this is Houston.

179 59 50 Duke: Go ahead.

179 59 52 Irwin: Roger, Charlie. You have a Go for closeout. However, dry-out will not be complete until 180:30, at which time you can continue with your deactivation.

180 00 15 Duke: Okay, Jim. What - what do you mean, a Go for closeout, then? You want me to wait until the water boiler dries out before I do anything else?

180 00 26 Irwin: Before you pull any more power off. In other words, do your circuit breakers. We want you to wait on that until 180:30, which is about 18 minutes from now.

180 400 43 Duke: Roger. We copy. 0nly thing we got left over here is the suits, and we'll get them over now.

180 00 50 Irwin: And at that time, Charlie, you should be on Page 3-12 of the Contingency Checklist.

180 01 04 Duke: Roger.

[CM transcript restarts]

180 03 20 Mattingly (CM onboard): [Garble] What are we gonna do with our suits now? I hate to waste all the effort to wad them up. How about -

180 03 37 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, I guess [garble] We can put a - we can put the LEVAs and probably one of the suits up here and lay the other ones down here athwartships. And Charlie can use his rack, and you can use this one, and I'll use this one. Down here under his three rock bags. I'll get them out tomorrow. I'll get it out tomorrow. I'm not that tired, I just don't feel like fooling with it (laughter). Because whatever they do, I know it's gonna be changed.

180 04 25 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, I bet you you don't. You know, it would be a - because they ain't gonna tell us. I think about the only way we're gonna get a straight answer out of them is to say, "All right, you guys, now knock that off and tell me what you're doing." And I suspect that would - that wouldn't buy us anything. And it would probably upset all the program.

180 04 34 Duke: Okay, Jim. Give me that time again for water boiler dry-out. And I'll start taking off the comm and stuff.

180 04 46 Irwin: Roger, Charlie. That was 180:30.

180 04 52 Duke: Okay. 180:30. What time is it now? We don't have a clock.

180 04 54 Mattingly (CM onboard): That's right. Well, I guess I really don't object to that way of operating, as long as I have my day in court when we get back. Jim, did you call?

180 04 58 Irwin: 180:16.

180 05 04 Duke: Okay. I'm gonna go off comm over here, then, and - but won't pull any more breakers until 30. Over.

180 05 13 Irwin: Okay. That sounds good.

180 09 06 Irwin: Okay, we're going LOS in about 10 seconds.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control [at] 180 hours, 21 minutes Ground Elapsed Time [180:10 actual GET]. We've had Loss of Signal as Apollo 16 went around the corner on Revolution 54. The Gold Team of flight controllers taking over here in the control room. As the White Team headed up by Gene Kranz prepares to leave, get some sleep because they have a quick turnaround and relieve the Gold Team in turnaround 8 o'clock later this morning. There will not be a change of shift press briefing with the White Team. 54 minutes till next Acquisition of Signal. Flight plan showing rest period to begin around 181:30 about an hour and 10 [to] 12 minutes; an hour and 8 minutes from now. At 180:22 [180:11 actual GET] this is Apollo Control.

180 05 15 Mattingly (CM onboard): We just have LOS? No. I don't know. Got any signal strength there? No? Okay [garble]. Okay.

180 05 38 Mattingly (CM onboard): You know, it's a shame you don't get to fly these things more often, because - well, I could do it so much better if I - with some experience. You know, I - now I got some i - up to now, it's been all imagination. And now I got some idea what's real and what 's bull.

180 06 16 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah. Yeah, I - There's just so much you could do to make it better. But you can't tell somebody else, because they've got to go through that learning period.

180 06 38 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 06 41 Mattingly (CM onboard): Huh? (Laughter) Thirty minutes after the next hour.

180 06 48 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 06 51 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. I got 180:18. Okay. Well, I guess we ought to go ahead and try to stow those suits somewhere. Wait a minute. Let me make room for it, and then I'll - Hang on a second, Charlie, let me -

180 07 41 Mattingly (CM onboard): I'll tell you what, John. We could sure put one of these in here.

180 07 58 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, I'll get it. Why don't we just put one of them in there, John? Well, they ain't gonna get any cleaner. I mean - we got to live with this stuff.

180 09 21 Mattingly (CM onboard): Hey, John, you want to throw these away? You want to throw these fecal bags away? No. Those are brand new. Those are brand new. I don't - it's - I don't know how much you guys have been defecating; I've been - I defecate once a day (laughter). Yeah. We got - Man, we don't have an overabundance of these things.

180 10 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): Why - why don't we - why don't we just keep this? Let me keep it.

180 11 07 Mattingly (CM onboard): You know, if we just put that one in here - that'll be okay.

180 12 08 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, John, just slide the leg ...

180 12 10 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 12 l8 Mattingly (CM onboard): No, daddy.

180 12 25 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. Did you just - I am?

180 12 43 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) It's a lot better looking than what's supposed to be there. (Laughter) See if you - if you perform as well as your outstanding performance on the ground, or some such bull.

180 13 04 Duke (CM onboard): Might be.

180 13 06 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, maybe that's what - Those guys are so dingaling, they might want to see if you really - if you do good there - if you really could do good - I don't know. I - You got one more suit to go, huh?

180 13 21 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 13 43 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 18 15 Mattingly (CM onboard): Tell Charlie it's 30. It's 30.

180 18 18 Young (CM onboard): It's 30, Charlie.

180 18 37 Mattingly (CM onboard): I sure am impressed with how easy these things control. I'm also impressed with how fast the fuel goes away. That part of the simulation's right. You get rid of gas so fast you can't believe it. I - think so. I'm ready to try.

180 19 15 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, I'm sure sorry. I felt like I - I - blew that thing. Okay? Make good and sure these breakers are in. I'll check that. I'm sitting here with my hands folded. Okay, I might - Wait, wait, let me see here. Okay, they're in.

180 19 49 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, have I got it? Still haven't gotten 7 - B. It says I got a volt and a half now. Down to 0.4. Looks like I got all the batteries cycled and stuff. I put it in the top of your - of your helmet stowage bag. Which is - either this one - yeah. The one you just gave me. It's in there. Say again? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. As far as I know, I do. I'm getting you power some way. That'll be a twist. (Laughter) Well, it's a good way to get dirty.

180 21 14 Mattingly (CM onboard): You're right; same old food. (Laughter) I'd recognize it anywhere. (Laughter) I ain't sure where that is. We're at - we're LOS now. Aren't we? (Laughter) [garble] Yeah. Yeah. Well, once they powered up your loop, why - that was it. Well, I'm just looking for a place to put it, John.

180 22 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah, but there ain't many ways to get to it. I'll tell you what we could do, we could put some rock bags back there for the night. Let me do that.

180 22 46 Mattingly (CM onboard): Let's see. I can probably get one more back in here.

180 22 59 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, I'll tell you what I could do is put the - Well, I was gonna say, I'll put the fecal bag back there; but, if I do that, sure as heck we'll need it. I'll shove one more - maybe this guy will go back there [garble]. He's too big.

180 23 53 Mattingly (CM onboard): Ah, no way.

180 25 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): Just hold off for a minute. Just hold that there a minute. Yeah.

180 26 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): Ah-ha!

180 26 26 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 26 31 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yep. We'd be jettisoning the LM in another 30 minutes. We'd be jettisoning the LM in another 30 minutes. 175:43.

180 27 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay. John, what I was gonna suggest is, we just crumple this thing up athwartship here. Is that all right? Instead of putting it in the bag? Because we just got to get it out tomorrow morning, sometime.

180 97 33 Mattingly (CM onboard): What? About 45.

180 27 39 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 27 41 Mattingly (CM onboard): No, 180 something. 180 - 180:40.

180 28 04 Mattingly (CM onboard): I doubt it. Not when you consider the fact that we got to get - how many hours it's gonna take to get suited up and jettison the LM tomorrow. It's gonna take all day to do that. Well, what do you got to do now?

180 28 23 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 28 24 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah. Let's close up, get some chow, and - Yeah. Yeah, but - let's get that tomorrow.

180 28 48 Mattingly (CM onboard): You - Well - Don't hang the DeBakey [?] [probably dohicky] against the switch panel. Oh, that's what it was. That thing. I knew there was something. Now, where was I? I had a place all in mind for that thing. Figure out where it was. Okay.

180 29 39 Mattingly (CM onboard): I'd suggest, if anybody's got to defecate, that you go over to the LM to do it.

180 30 26 Mattingly (CM onboard): They get tired. But they're fresh. (Laughter)

180 30 52 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

180 30 58 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble]

180 3105 Mattingly (CM onboard): Charlie, if you got to defecate or something, I'd suggest you use the LM. Yeah.

180 31 14 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, that's a change. Last time, they let them oversleep.

180 31 32 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, that - that's the name of the game right now. I don't understand it, but that's the way it is. I - I guess I'll just learn to accept that.

180 31 50 Mattingly (CM onboard): Looks like those straps on your - on your right shoulder there are catching, Charlie.

180 32 32 Mattingly (CM onboard): Are you gonna scare me again?

180 32 45 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah. You get - you get colder. Yeah. Okay. Now, babe - for the time being, why don't you lay in my couch here for a minute.

180 33 16 Mattingly (CM onboard): Okay, John, just - don't - (laughter)

180 33 23 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 33 25 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) I never would have guessed.

180 33 37 Mattingly (CM onboard): Huh? Well, I thought we had - thought we had just made our first lunar abort. Yeah. Ever since then, I've had this terrible feeling that maybe they should have aborted us. (Laughter)

180 35 14 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 35 28 Mattingly (CM onboard): I got the distinct impression they weren't very happy with our questioning. Well, I thought the thing to do was do nothing. You know? Because then if they decide to go, we're probably still not that - we're within phasing capability. If they decided not to go, then we could afford to use the gas. The thing I couldn't see was why we were still questioning and pressing on, and wasting all that gas to accomplish nothing. Now that one really puz - that - On the first rev, that was okay. That would have cost me maybe 50 pounds. Oh, yeah. Well, we almost were. And that's the reason I asked you, "Should I tag up?" And you said, "No." Well, I didn't either. And- no, I - I was just saying, you know, I ...

180 36 23 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 36 28 Mattingly (CM onboard): You got to phase it.

180 36 42 Mattingly (CM onboard): Yeah, but I just didn't like the idea of doing it the expensive way. Brute force is never the way to do anything in a marshmallow. Are you looking for a place to stow that, Charlie? Oh, okay. Yeah. I was gonna say - Hey, there's a - plenty of room down here.

180 37 35 Mattingly (CM onboard): (Laughter) No. I tell you what, for a temporary thing for tonight - down in the bottom of John's TSB over there, I put in those - those two - plastic over - urine overwrap bags; let's use them tonight, and I'll start on the other g - other jettison bag after we get rid of the LM.

180 37 54 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 38 10 Mattingly (CM onboard): Well, how big a bag do you need for that?

180 38 12 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 38 20 Mattingly (CM onboard): The DEDA? Did you say the DEDA? Oh. I was gonna say - I wouldn't mind having your platform, but I really don't care about having your - (laughter) Go ahead. Well, here's one we can certainly afford to throw away. That's the most worthless piece of junk. Yeah, it does spin, but that's all it does.

180 38 58 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 39 01 Mattingly (CM onboard): No.

180 39 02 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

180 39 17 Mattingly (CM onboard): What do you say we - we - Well, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna pump the cabin up and make sure I got a little Delta-P, and make sure the hatch is - (laughter) yeah. I haven't copied this - this - hour yet. You know ...

[No Comm For 54 Minutes.]

[180 45 start of Lunar Rev 55.]

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control [at] 181 hours, six minutes [180:55 actual GET] into the mission of Apollo 16. Less than a minute away from acquisition of the combined Apollo 16 spacecraft, Orion and Casper, docked after successful stay on the Moon, coming up on Lunar orbit number 55. Flight planners here in the Control Center are devising a revised flight plan for the period up to Trans Earth Injection at which time we should be back on the pre-mission flight time. This will take forcing of the Ground Elapsed Time, what they call a GET update of some 22 hours. The revised flight plan should be completed by around 8:00am this morning. Standing by for first call to Apollo 16. The Apollo 16 crew will be put to bed fairly early through this front side pass. They've had a rather busy day today and will have an equally busy one tomorrow with sub-satellite jettison, Lunar Module jettison, and Trans Earth Injection, coming up in fairly rapid succession. No word yet from the crew of Apollo 16. Spacecraft communicator, Tony England, standing by for their call, checking with [the] Flight Director on some manoeuvre pads, timelines to be read up to the crew. The communications engineer reporting to flight that we may be slightly late in getting signal locked up because of the antenna position on the spacecraft. Let's just stand by on air [to] ground until the first call is made.

[180:55 Acquisition of Signal.]

181 03 13 England: 0kay, Apollo 16, Houston.

181 03 32 Mattingly: Houston, Casper.

181 03 35 England: Oh, hello there, Ken. We'd like you to go to Accept, and we'll st - send up a revision to your state vector, and we'll send up your jet monitor and activate it.

181 03 50 Mattingly: Houston, Casper.

181 03 56 England: Casper - Apollo - this is Houston. You copy?

181 04 03 England: Yes. That's the first we'd heard from you.

181 04 05 England: Okay.

181 04 28 England: Okay. Ken, we're having a little trouble with our comm link, here. We'll be back to you in a minute.

181 04 38 Mattingly: Okay.

181 04 43 England: And we have a TEI-60 pad here, whenever you want to take it.

181 05 57 Mattingly: Okay Tony. Ready for your TEI-60 pad.

181 06 00 England: Okay. TEI-60, SPS/G&K; 38581; plus 0.67, plus 0.98; 192:34:58.71; plus 3035.0, plus 0582.!, minus 0127.8; roll's 181, 088, 013. The rest is NA. Comments: GDC align, Sirius and Rigel; roll align, 131; pitch, 029; yaw, 016. Ullage, two jets, 17 seconds. And the longitude at Tig is minus 171.96. That's it.

181 07 36 Mattingly: Okay, Tony. TEI-60 pad, SPS/G&N; 38581; plus 0.67, plus 0.98; 192:34:58.71; plus 3035.0 plus 0582.1, minas 0]27.8; 181, 088, 013. Sirius and Rigel are set stars; roll align, 131; pitch, 021; yaw, 016. Two jets, 17 seconds. Longitude at Tig, minus 171.96.

181 08 19 England: Okay. Good readback. And we'd like you to go Accept, and we'll update your state vector and send up the jet monitor. And we'll go ahead and activate it.

181 08 32 Mattingly: Okay. Understand you'll update the state vector and activate this jet monitor when you get it set up.

181 08 42 England: Roger.

181 08 49 Mattingly: Are you going to spend all day there, Tony?

181 08 54 England: Oh, my wife's gotten so tired of me being around the house, she just sent me out. I might as well stay here. Gee, I was in 2 hours today.

181 09 03 Mattingly: Get serious. I'll be darned.

181 09 15 England: Jerry, here, says he hasn't had a chance to congratulate you on an outstanding job up there, so the - this whole team's sending up a "Well done".

181 09 28 Mattingly: Hey, man. We really appreciate the stuff they've been doing for us, I'll tell you. We're gonna have to get a thing going at the - at the place down there when we get back.

181 09 40 England: Roger. Everybody - everybody agreed with that in a here.

181 09 53 England: He calls it a happening.

181 10 15 England: Okay. And, John, could you go Accept, please?

181 11 58 Duke: Houston, 16.

181 I1 59 England: Go, Charlie

181 12 04 Duke: Hey, Tony, now about a few words on what the general plan is for tomorrow?

181 12 10 England: Okay; stand by one, and I'll get them ready.

181 13 08 England: Okay, Apollo 16. For 'tomorrow, we'll give you a Flight Plan update in the morning, but just a resume here. We'll have you wake up at 189:30. That'll give you a good night's sleep, there. And we'll transfer back over the LM and get the rest of the gear back over and activate the LM. Come back to the Command Module and don the suits, and jettison the LM, and jettison the satellite. And towards the end of the day, we'll do a TEI. We've got a plan for using the Mapping Camera and Altimeter most of the - I think it's most of the day. And we have some Pan Camera passes also. We'll get the details on that up tomorrow.

181 14 11 Mattingly: Okay, we're not going home with any blank film, are we, Tony?

181 14 26 England: Okay, Ken. All the Pan [Camera film] will be used up, but it looks like we'll have several hundred feet of the Mapping Camera [film].

181 14 36 Mattingly: Okay.

181 15 10 Young: Well, one thing about it, Tony with one suit on and one suit off a day, if - you don't have to worry about your exercise periods.

181 15 20 England: You're not going to wear out the ropes tomorrow, huh?

181 15 32 Young: Doing the suit donning and doffing is the equivalent of wearing out a set of ropes.

181 15 37 England: I believe it. You guys will be all set for a Houdini act.

181 15 45 Duke: Hey, Tony, did - Tony, did you say we get up at 8 - 189:30?

181 15 54 England: That's affirmative, it's 181:27.

181 16 01 Duke: That's amazing. That's what I was just looking at.

181 16 08 England: Don't you think you can sleep that long? Golly, I'd think you'd sleep 12 hours.

181 16 21 England: And y'all have an estimate on when you'd be ready to go to bed?

181 Id 35 Duke: Probably - I - we just started eating.

181 16 39 England: Okay. And you can go back to Block, and your EMP is running.

181 17 07 England: And our plan here is - once you get to bed, we'll do all we can to not disturb you until it's necessary to meet the schedule for tomorrow.

181 17 25 Young: Which is 189:30, right?

181 17 30 England: We may have to ...

181 17 31 Young: If we stay up all night, tomorrow morning we're gonna be awake at 189:30.

181 17 36 England: Okay.

181 17 43 England: There's some slop in that, John. We may be able to even slide that some.

181 17 56 Young: I'd just as soon get up a couple of hours earlier and use the Mapping Camera film.

181 18 09 England: You're really socking it to us here

181 19 23 England: I wonder if you could give us an estimate on how much time you're going to need in the LM tomorrow before you get to the LM activation.

181 19 42 Young: Around 30 minutes would probably do it, Tony.

181 19 46 England: Okay.

181 20 24 Young: [Garble] tomorrow, this [garble].

181 21 30 England: Incidentally, John, you got three dots from the Cape.

181 21 39 Young: Now you're talking.

181 22 24 Crew: (Laughter)

181 22 32 England: Apollo 16, somebody may be on VOX, there. Every once in a while, we have you keying down here.

181 23 58 Duke: Thank you, Tony. We appreciate it.

181 24 23 England: And, Apollo 16, we were a little late on acquisition, there. We'd like you to verify that your High Gains's set up on zero Pitch and Yaw 170.

181 24 39 Mattingly: That's where she is. We saw you with a low signal strength, and -

181 24 50 England: Okay.

181 24 52 Mattingly: Okay, but we're - we're in Auto instead of React [sic].

181 24 58 England: Okay. Understand.

181 25 01 Mattingly: Which accounts for it.

181 32 07 England: Okay, Apollo 16, if you have a chance, there, we'd like an E-Mod.

181 32 19 Mattingly: On the way.

181 32 21 England: Okay.

181 35 14 England: And, Apollo 16, we've got all we need for the night. Why don't you press on through there and then, your pre-sleep, just record the read-outs. Don't bother sending them down, and we won't bother you anymore. Just hit the sack. See you in the morning.

181 35 4l Mattingly: Roger. As the Sun sinks slowly in the west, we bid a fond farewell to all MCC.

181 35 50 England: Roger.

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control. Still about 30 minutes remaining on this front-side pass, [on] Revolution 55. However, the crew of Apollo 16 has essentially signed off for the next 8 hours. Apollo 16 now in an orbit measuring 54.1 by 65.4 nautical miles. Cabin pressure aboard Casper 5.5 pounds per square inch. Cabin temperature 75 degrees Fahrenheit. At 181:50, this is Apollo Control.

182 02 22 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble]

182 02 31 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] stuff [garble] against the wall.

182 02 47 Duke (CM onboard): Yeah [garble].

182 02 52 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]

182 03 07 Duke (CM onboard): Well, [garble] when you get - when you get through, you better complain about it because [garble] you got to get that around [garble] [garble]? You'll never believe [garble] you're practicing.

182 04 43 Young (CM onboard): Did you get it?

182 04 45 Duke (CM onboard): Yeah.

182 04 46 Mattingly (CM onboard): If you [garble] feel like it, before you go to bed, I'll show you something.

182 06 41 Young (CM onboard): [Garble]?

182 06 42 Duke (CM onboard): No, I didn't.

182 06 44 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] off [garble]. off?

182 06 56 Duke (CM onboard): No.

182 07 00 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 07 11 Duke (CM onboard): I already [garble].

182 07 13 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] all the [garble]?

182 08 04 Crew (CM onboard): (Sneeze)

182 08 27 Young (CM onboard): Okay, [garble].

182 08 36 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble] the first one.

182 08 44 Young (CM onboard): [Garble] the first one [garble], second [garble]. Thinking about all the [garble] Okay, that's all down [garble].

182 09 31 Mattingly (CM onboard): [Garble] you can't get - you can't get [garble] you can do with something. Bunch of this stuff [garble] 3 days in a row, every hour [garble] If they [garble] I got one whole hour [garble] think of something [garble], eat my sandwich [garble] records [garble]. Man, I love those [garble]

182 10 13 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 10 15 Mattingly (CM onboard): I don't have any i - (laughter) I don't have any idea. I hope not - they don't make this 11 against one. He really likes them.

182 11 03 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 13 17 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble] back over there.

182 13 25 Young (CM onboard): Have to do that today [garble]. Ow! [Garble].

182 13 45 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble]. last button.

182 14 38 Duke (CM onboard): Think it ought to be about [garble] pounds [garble].

182 14 45 Young (CM onboard): (Laughter)

182 14 59 Duke (CM onboard): I feel like [garble] on top of [garble]. Any man who could do that [garble]. I don't understand [garble] this stuff and [garble] one on top of the other and then shake them up [garble]

182 15 23 Young (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 16 03 Mattingly (CM onboard): [Garble] Take a look, dad [garble]. Open [garble].

182 16 17 Duke (CM onboard): Well, I ain't sure - I ain't sure that circuit breaker was open, you know?

182 16 22 Mattingly (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 16 32 Duke (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 17 07 Mattingly (CM onboard): [Garble].

182 43 [Start of Lunar Rev 56.]

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control at 183 hours 12 minutes Ground Elapsed Time into the mission of Apollo 16, now to start in the front-side pass on Revolution number 56 in Lunar orbit. Orbit is now measuring 54.8 by 66.1 nautical miles. Another hour and five minutes remaining on this front-side pass before the Spacecraft goes around the corner to begin Revolution 57. Revolution count starts at 180 degrees longitude, which is directly opposite the Earth's side of the Moon. Orbital weight at the present time is 43,856 pounds, a little more than 21 tons. Six hours and 16 minutes remaining in the sleep period until the crew is awakened for a rather busy day. Meanwhile, here at the Control Center, the Gold Team, those who aren't busy with planning for the subsequent days' activities are watching a rerun of the EVA III video tape. At 183:14, this is Apollo Control.

184 42 XX BEGIN LUNAR REV 57

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control [at] 186 hours, 12 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. Some four minutes away from Loss of Signal as the sleeping crew or Apollo 16 nears the end of their 57th Lunar orbit. That orbit at the present time measuring 54. 5 by 66.2 nautical miles. Cabin pressure during this pass holding 5.3 pounds per square inch at a temperature of 72 degrees. All three crewmen apparently fairly sound asleep at this time. They have some three hours 16 mingles remaining before reveille call. And then a rather busy day continuing to close out the Lunar Module, [and] prepare it for its de-orbit and impact manoeuvre. Jettisoning the Ascent Stage. Jettisoning of the sub-satellite to be left in lunar orbit and then the Trans Earth Injection burn late in the day, propelling the Command Service Module onto [an] Earthward track. At 186:14 this is Apollo Control.

186 39 02 Mattingly (CM onboard): Isn't that good? Nice and cold?

[186 40 Start of Lunar Rev 58.]

Public Affairs Officer: This is Apollo Control [at] 187 hours, 12 minutes Ground Elapsed Time. Two hours 17 minutes remaining in the crew rest period. Apollo 16 currently early in its 58th Lunar revolution front side pass around the Moon. By medical data on the Command Module pilot Ken Mattingly and Lunar Module pilot Charley Duke being received mean heart rates running in the 40's for both men. Cabin temperature in the Command Module showing 68 degrees. Cabin pressure 5.2 pounds per square inch. New flight plan update is out up through the end of Trans Earth Injection. Stand by please. Flight plan update had been published up through beyond Trans Earth Injection. There will be a GET update, that is the Ground Elapsed Time will be forced to agree with [the] pre-flight plan. At 191 hours Ground Elapsed Time will suddenly become 212 hours 48 minutes Ground Elapsed Time, for a change of 21 hours 48 minutes. In other words, [time] during Revolution 76 of the pre-flight plan will agree with the real time Revolution 65. I trust everyone is sufficiently confused! Trans Earth Injection burn will be at 222 hours, 21 minutes under the new GET. Delta V [will be] 3368.9 feet per second. At 187:16 this is Apollo Control.

[End of Day 8]

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