Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And in exchange for that, the surgeon would like to have a rough number of hours each of you slept and a qualitative verb to describe whether it was good, fair, or poor.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. We had an average of around 5 or …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, Houston. Your COMM got pretty garbled there just as you started to talk.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Houston, Apollo 13.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13. You're loud and clear again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We averaged about 5-1/2 hours' sleep apiece, and we are estimating that the sleep was good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that. Let's see what else we have for you, Jim. Midcourse-2 looks like about 23 feet per second, approximately retrograde and on time. And it's holding real firm now. For your information, and you don't need to copy this down, because it's still pretty soft, but we have an S-IVB impact of about 8.57 south and about 33.9 west, which is a little west and a little south of the flight plan value. We have it at a GET of about 77 plus 51 which is just before AOS, and the LOI pads are a little bit late, and as I say, it's still pretty soft, and we'll be updating you with firm numbers.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's fine, Joe. Just as long as it doesn't hit Cone Crater.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. And I'll have a consumables update for you in a little while, and I have a small flight plan update for you sometime a little later on when you're ready to copy. There's no big deals in it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. We'd like to verify that you cycled the O2 cryo fans. We saw the H2, but we didn't see the O2 get stirred up.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, Joe. We did, and it kind of looked like we might have had a little stratification because right after we put them on, we had a CRYO PRESS light.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. EECOM told me that might happen, and he was right.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We're ready to copy a flight plan update and your consumables.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. The flight plan update has a couple of items in it, and the first one we'd like to do is to update the Tephem values in the G&C checklist on page G/9-2. These are fairly small changes, but in case you need them, we'd like you to have the exact numbers. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Just a minute. I'll get it out.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, was that the G&C checklist, page 9-2?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. G&C, page G/9-2.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. On that page in line 04, column B, change the number from 03366 to 05253. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. And in line 05, column B, change from 11000 to 33661. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. That's right. The only other thing I've got for you, Jack, is three additional questions for the booster systems debriefing, which is to take place at about 25 hours, and we thought we'd pass these questions up to you early so you can consider them. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We're ready to copy.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. The first extra is, and let me get the original question because this question says, “More specifically on item 2,” and item 2 says, “Were there any significant changes in the noise vibration level during the single stage of powered flight?” Specifically, describe your observations during the early S-II center engine out-off, and approximately 90 seconds prior to TLI cut-off, you reported a high vibration in the S-IVB. We'd like you to describe the buildup of this vibration and its behavior through cut-off. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Essentially, what you'd like us to talk about is vibration sequence during the early S-II cut-off of the center engine and also describe the vibrations that we encountered during the S-IVB TLI burn. Is that correct?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's it. Okay. The second extra question is for you, Jim, and it says, “Comparing this flight with your ride on Apollo 8, were there any significant differences in the powered flight environment?”

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We'll describe a comparison with 8 and 13 as far as powered flight goes.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. And the last additional question is what did the ORDEAL ball look like during TLI? As you know, we passed you an update to that setting, and we'd like to know whether it was riding right on zero or what during the burn. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Will do. We'll describe the ORDEAL ball.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. That's it, and that's the whole flight plan update. I have a consumables update now if you want to listen to that.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We're ready to copy.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. At 23 hours the total RCS is 1121, quad A is 274, quad Bravo is 286, quad Charlie is 274, quad Delta is 287, and the cryos are as follows: H2 tank 1, 83 percent; H2 tank 2, 86 percent; O2 tank 1, 87 percent; O2 tank 2, 87 percent. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. We got all those, and how do we compare them with where we should be in the time line?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

As I understand it, Jack, you're running slightly ahead of nominal in both those areas.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, 13, Houston. That's all the business I got right now. I have a little news and plan of the day for you, if you feel like listening to that a little later on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Just hold off a little bit there, Joe if you don't mind. …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Stand by one, Jim. You're coming in garbled again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, 13; Houston. Loud and clear again. Go ahead.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Joe. On the news, Jim would like to hold off a little bit on that, and I want to make a request to FAO, if he will at sometime during the day, when we get a flight plan update with those activities we agreed to make optional during lunar orbit and the few activities we were going to delete, I think that I forgot and left that card back during the press of suiting, I left it in the suit room.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. I understand FAO's working on that and we'll have something for you later on.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We're not in any hurry.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Jack. We copy the angles. You can go ahead and torque them.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Joe. The time of torquing will be 23 hours 47 minutes 30 seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

For information, Joe, we're all configured back again now to our regular seating positions, if you're monitoring us.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello there, Houston; 13.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Gosh, we had forgotten, but we'd like to hear what the news is.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. There's not a whole lot to it. Well, let's see, we'll start with the—Let's start with sports, what the heck. The Astros survived 8 to 7, the Braves got five or six runs in the—five runs in the ninth inning, but they just made it; and in the other important game of the day, the Cubs were rained out. I have all the rest of the scores, you can tell me if you want any of them. They had earthquakes in Manila and other areas of the island of Luzon. There were three tremors and they kept the buildings shaking for about a half an hour or so, and it was about a 5 on the Richter scale. Okay, let's see. The Beatles have announced they will no longer perform as a group. The quartet is reported to have made in excess of a half billion dollars during their short musical career. However, rumors that they will use this money to start their own space program are false.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Maybe we could borrow some.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

(Laughter) Okay. Okay; West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, who witnessed your launch from the Cape yesterday, and President Nixon will complete their round of talks today. Brandt reportedly came to the U.S. to seek assurance from the President to go ahead with talks with the eastern European nations, especially East Germany, Poland, and Russia. Many air traffic controllers are still out, but reports indicate that they are slowly returning to work, and you'll be happy to know the controllers here in the MOCR are still on the job.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I said thank goodness for that.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Some truck lines are being struck in the Midwest, and the school teachers have walked off the job in Minneapolis. Today's favorite pastime across the—Uh oh; have you guys completed your income tax?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How do I apply for an extension?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, Joe. I got to—hey, listen—It ain't too funny; things kind of happened real fast down there, and I do need an extension.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I didn't get mine filed. And this is serious; would you —

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

You're breaking up the room down here.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

— because I may be spending time in a —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I may be spending time in a—I may be spending time in another quarantine besides the one that they are planning for me.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We'll see what we can do, Jack. We'll get with Recovery and see if we can get the agent out there in the Pacific when you come back. By golly, let's see. In professional basketball, the Nicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110 to 102, and Billy Casper is leading the Masters after 54 holes with a 208, and spring football practice is in full swing. And that's about all the news we got; the updated plan of the day for you guys, the uniform will be service dress inflight coverall garments with swords and medals, and tonight's movie shown in the lower equipment bay will be John Wayne, Lou Costello, and Shirley Temple in the “The Flight of Apollo 13.” Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, this is 13. Is it true that Jack's income tax return was going to be used to buy the ascent fuel for the LM?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Well, considering that he's a bachelor and hasn't got that deduction to take, yes.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Joe. I'm glad you brought that up, because I was really serious about that.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. We'll—We'll take care of it. Tom Stafford says he'll get an extension for you.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And Jim McDivitt says, “yes, now that you mention it, he forgot to fill the ascent stage.”

Jim Lovell (CDR)

(Laughter) Suspicions confirmed.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Should give you very good performance on descent.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We should have a lot more hover time, huh?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, crew. About the only other thing I've got for you right now is an update to your P37 pad for lift-off plus 35. This is a change to the pad we gave you yesterday. The reason for the update is for weather avoidance in the mid-Pacific landing area at 70 hours, which is the return time for this pad, and in case the question arises in your mind, we don't expect any problem there for the end of the mission. The weather area is 20 degrees south of your end-of-mission landing point, and it appears to be moving to the south.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Joe. I'm ready to copy the pad.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. GET of ignition is 035:00, DELTA-VT 7883, Longitude minus 155, and the GET 400K 069:54. Over.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

GETI is 035:00, 7883, minus 155, 069:54.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, Jack's going to try donning his suit now for practice, himself, and when he gets it out, we'll give you a dosimeter reading.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We've retrieved Jack's dosimeter, and it's reading 02022.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy 02022 on the dosimeter, Jim.