Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. The booster says that the propulsive dump is concluded; he now has the nonpropulsive vents open and what you see is a normal phenomenon and it should go on for another 5 minutes or so.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, while I've got you, 13, at your convenience, we'd like to have the results of the EMS bias tests that you did pre-TLI and pre-SEP.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. The TLI—the DELTA-V no bias test prior to TLI, we had a 0.8, and post-TLI, it was 1.0.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. Copy that. Thank you very much. Incidentally, as your tracking gets better and better, the size of MCC-2 is getting lower and lower and figures to be somewhere between 20 and 30 feet per second now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We have a PTC REFSMMAT ready, if you're ready to go P00 and ACCEPT, we'll stick it in there.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I'm P00 and ACCEPT, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. We'll have a handover in half a minute or so. You may get a momentary loss of strength.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. The computer is yours. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Houston. Do you copy 13's torquing angles on the P52?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Leave them up just a second, and we'll get them down.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Okay. We got them.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. The time of torquing was 5 hours 30 minutes and 40 seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston; Apollo 13.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I just got all hooked up to get in my COMM system here, and I just wanted to check out. I've got my suit stowed, a few other odds and ends done, and I'm back in business again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. We're kind of hanging loose down here. I've got a lift-off plus 15 pad. There's no hurry to read it up, so let us know when you're ready.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Go ahead with the pad.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Lift-off plus 15 pad: GETI 015:00, DELTA-VT 5622, longitude minus 165, and GET 400K 047:04. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Lift-off plus 15: GETI 015:00, 5622, minus 165, 047:04. Is that correct?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We'd like to have the ATTITUDE SET switch back to GDC, if you're finished with your aline. It gives GNC down here a telemetry problem.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'm just going to give them one more aline here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Would you please verify or tell us what S-band antenna configuration you're in, please?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Stand by a minute, Jim. Our signal strength is getting a little low. We may have a recommendation.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. Are you in MANUAL or AUTO in HIGH GAIN?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Stand by. We're in AUTO TRACK, Joe, and HIGH GAIN.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hello, Houston; Apollo 13. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, were you copying my P23 results?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jack. We followed you through the whole thing. You're ahead of schedule.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Joe, we confirmed there is no midcourse-1. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That is affirmative as far as I know. Let's get a final check on it, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Because we're standing by. We want to do a fuel cell purge and a waste water dump.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We confirm there will be no midcourse-1.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. It sounds good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. You can go ahead with the purge and dump at your discretion.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger, Houston. What we're going to do is, we're going to get rid of Fred's suit here. Fred's suit has been right in the commander's slot here for the last half hour. So we're going to try and get it stowed.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You did a pretty good job.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. We'll have a handover in about 1 minute.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston. Apollo 13.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We'll have a handover from Hawaii to Goldstone in about 30 seconds.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We'll be handing over from Hawaii to Goldstone in a few seconds. You may get a temporary loss of COMM.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. We've got a whole bunch of noise, too.

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Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe. Do you want to dump waste water down to 25 percent. Is that right?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Do you know we're also purging fuel cells O2 now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. The fuel cell purge and waste water dump are complete.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Apollo 13. And this is your relief CAP COMM shift on now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, good evening, Vance.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Boy, you sure made it back fast.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. You guys had a beautiful launch, there. Really nice.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Could you follow it all the way up, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No, I didn't see staging. It was too hazy for that, but we could see it for a few miles anyway.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'll tell you, it's sure an interesting ride.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We're at that stage now where we're going to take some Earth weather photography. If you're standing by, I have the camera aimed at the Earth right now, and I'll give you a mark when I take this first picture.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy, Jim. We'll be standing by for the mark.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. 3, 2, 1 -

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And Apollo 13, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

For the PTC, recommend that you disable quads A and B. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Disable quads A and B, will do; and soon as Jack gets finished thrashing around, we'll be going to that PTC mode.