Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. With the direct sunlight from the window, out of the TV camera field as it is now, we'd like you to open it up an f-stop or so and, if convenient, try to keep that bright spot out of the window.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. I guess we could stand one more twick down on the f-stop.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. He's going to do it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That is, we want you to open it up. Looks like a very interesting book you're reading.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Hey, that's pretty, Fred.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I hope you got more detail than I have on the monitor here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

No. We probably don't, but it's kind of a neat picture anyway.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Houston, we are now going to finish repressurizing the tunnel.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… probably hear, Joe, we're just finishing pumping up Aquarius here.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. About all we see on this picture, Fred, are the bright spots with the lights around the tunnel area. The hatch itself is pretty dark.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. By the way, we'd like to know how the high gain antenna lockup worked. Our signal strength is a little bit lower than we thought it would be.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It looked just the way I expected it to, Joe. I had her sitting there in REACQ with the numbers cranked in and soon as we got pretty much through the rotation, I just threw it down to HIGH GAIN and it appeared to lock right up.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. See that flashlight beam wandering around in there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We'd kind of like to hold off on the—start the venting again until we get the things—pumped back up inside here. Wonder if you might give us a call to remind us when to initiate that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And we'll try to shift her up to look up into the tunnel here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. I think we could use an f-stop lower. What f-stop are you in now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'm about as low as you can go, Joe. I'm sitting on 4.4.

Fred Haise (LMP)

What you're looking at, Joe, is the commander has removed the hatch and is proceeding to stow it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13. That's a pretty good picture there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

The CDR is verifying the docking latches now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe. Jim reports that there's a slight, you know, burn smell up in the tunnel area, as been reported on previous flights.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. The commander reports all docking latches latched.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. For your information, the S-IVB vent is proceeding on schedule.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, Joe. That's—That's concurring with all the thousands of particles that I see going by outside here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes. I guess I didn't need to tell you.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, it looks like Jim is connecting the umbilical at this time. Is that right?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that's affirm—affirm, Joe. Do you have any detail up in there at all? On the monitor it looks like I can—I can make out the drogue—the drogue a little bit, but not much else.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We can see the probe pretty well, and we can see his hands quite well there.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We're powering the LM now, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And the voltage looks good there, 13.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We're going to take an outside view now, out the left side, Joe.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You making out the picture there, Joe?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes. Is that the world?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. That's pretty nice looking picture. We'd like to know what settings you used to get that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I think Jim is holding it now and—it—Okay, it should be in about f:22, infinity, and I think the 50-millimeter. And Jim says he thinks he hit Baja in the picture now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. I think we can stand to go to f:44 on that. The clouds are pretty bright.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We are going to have to press on here, Joe, so we are back inside.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. How's that picture looking back outside now, Joe? Getting ready for LM extraction.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. That looks pretty good, Fred.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, this is 13. Do we have a GO for pyro arm?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Affirmative. You're GO for pyro arm.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe, when we went back up and rechecked the tunnel there, we found two latches that weren't cocked and we reset them.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, I've got a beautiful view of the Earth out window 1.

Fred Haise (LMP)

By the way, the windows came through in real good shape. Window 5 looks real clean, so I am kind of hopeful that Hycon stuff will be pretty good.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I meant window 3, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. You're GO for LM SEP whenever you're ready.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. Correction on that. You're GO for LM SEP at the nominal time and—or later. We don't want it early.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Joe. We'll do it at 04:01:00.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We're about ready to pull the LM out, Joe.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Looks like we're clear, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Looks good. It's weird because we get the TV about 10 seconds after you call it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'll be waiting for you to tell us that you feel you're safely clear of the booster, and give us the GO to command the booster in its yaw maneuver.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Did you copy my last about giving us a GO for the yaw?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, we're maneuvering, Joe, and we hadn't picked her back up again yet.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Do you want to wait till you acquire it before we yaw it?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How much time do you have, Houston? Can you wait, or do you want to do it right now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We can wait if you want us to, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Why don't you wait just a little bit.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, did they ever get an idea of what that—the TD and E fuel was?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jack, they're not willing to pin it down to a specific number right now because they say the tanks will warm up later on and the apparent consumption will go down. But it was nominal.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. We have the S-IVB in sight. You are GO to maneuver the S-IVB.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Try to give you a—Houston, we're going to try to give you a shot of the S-IVB with the TV out window number 3.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Real good, Jack. Our S-band signal strength has been fluctuating. Does it seem to be going all right up there in the AUTO TRACK mode?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Right now; yes, it's dropped off to about the 70-percent point, Joe, and it was before up about 85.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, do you have a TV picture?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Not at the moment, Jim. We had a garbled one there for a few seconds, and we don't have one at this moment.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I can see the S-IVB now out the hatch window and it's —

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Suddenly we have a very good picture.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, I can see the gold shroud around the IU, and it looks that it's all intact.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We copy that. Incidentally, the APS evasive maneuver will be about 4 minutes late. It'll be at about 04 plus 18.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Wonder if you could zoom in on that S-IVB for us a little bit?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes, yes. More like that. That's nice. It's off our screen to the right, now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, that's very nice, very nice.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. Is EECOM monitoring the O2 FLOW HIGH light again? We haven't yet started the venting yet.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Stand by. I'll check.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jack, your cabin REGs are still making up, but you're GO to open the waste management vent again at this time, and we'll delta the time to close it by the appropriate amount for you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Real fine. Well, we'll wait till the S-IVB does its maneuver here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Joe. We just had a momentary dropoff in signal strength again there.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Fred. We had an LOS for a minute and we lost our TV picture. It looks like—yes, we Just got it back. It looks great again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. You might stop the f-stop down one more notch, if you got any left.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. We'll be commanding the evasive maneuver in about 17 seconds.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We can see it start to move. However, it doesn't seem to be a lot of debris or vapor coming out of it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that, Jack. Booster says that's great. He says the booster's doing its thing normally. Concur. We don't see much on the television at all.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Apollo 13, Houston. We'd like to change the S-band and antenna configuration. Like you to go OMNI Delta. Like you to go MANUAL mode on the high gain with pitch of minus 60 and yaw of 90. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You want us to OMNI Delta and MANUAL on the high gain to minus 60 and plus 90. Is that correct?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. How much longer would you like the television?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Stand by on that. We'll get a word.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; this is Houston. You can turn the TV off anytime you're ready. We've enjoyed the show.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Before you secure the TV, we'd like to know whether that was in maximum zoom, just for information.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That's affirm. Jim had it in MAX zoom.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. That was a real good picture.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. The APS evasive maneuver appeared to be nominal. The LOX dump time is now 4 plus 39 plus 20, about 3 minutes late.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We are right now opening the WASTE STOWAGE VENT.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. We are charging battery B.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, 13. We see it. Looks good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. Request OMNI Alfa now. Over.

John Young (CAPCOM)

Roger. They are having trouble verifying that the high gain is doing its thing. Like to verify that the pitch is minus 10, the Y is plus 350, you're in WIDE BEAM WIDTH and AUTO.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Minus 10 pitch, plus 350 yaw, and WIDE BEAM WIDTH and going into AUTO. You want HIGH GAIN, John?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Here, it's coming at you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

All right, Houston; 13.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Is the S-IVB doing something different now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Well, I don't know. It should be—let's see, it should have started the LOX dump at least quite a while ago. I guess that's complete. Why do you ask, Fred?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'm looking out window 5 at what I think is the S-IVB, and I'm seeing what looks to be double plumes, going in two very narrow bands maybe about 3 degrees that are streaming out from it. And then there is a less dense band that covers maybe a 40-degree swath through the sky that continues out, also, in two directions.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe, what it looks like, kind of, is if you pull up behind a guy that's pulling a contrail, and you get in his contrail, like he's going away from you—there's a long contrail -

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay; stand by. Let me see what Frank's got to say about that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Except we're between—Looks like we're between two contrails, one guy above and one below.

Fred Haise (LMP)

It's a very pretty sight.