Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Sounds like you guys are really living it up up there. All that music, food. I didn't say drink.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, it is pretty nice. Not bad at all. You're right; you didn't say it. This PTC we're in is a pretty—pretty nice merry-go-round, Vance. Every 10 minutes alternately I get to look at the Earth and the Moon.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

You couldn't ask for anything more than that. Just so it isn't so fast you —

Fred Haise (LMP)

No, it's a lot—a lot better. I remember from 8 when they didn't hardly ever get to look at either one.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's right. They were tumbling about another axis, weren't they.

Fred Haise (LMP)

It's pretty cloudy down there tonight. About the only land I can see again is a portion of Australia and Korea and looks like a part of China. Just about clouds covering everything else.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Can you still see that clearly with the naked eye, or do you have to look through a glass?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I can see Australia with the naked eye and the China landmass, but I—It took the monocular to pull out the Korean Peninsula.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

How about the Moon? Is it looking very big yet?

Fred Haise (LMP)

No, not really. Bigger, but we've got a ways to go.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I understand that they're estimating your pericynthion—lunar pericynthion is now 62 miles.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, that's not bad.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's supposed to be just right.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We're into the presleep checklist now. As far as the crew status report, as far as medication goes, we've had no medication. And we're all feeling really good. I've given you the onboard readouts. Jim is chlorinating the potable water now. I'm ready for an E-memory dump whenever you're ready.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Stand by 1 on the E-memory dump, Jack. I think we'll be ready in about a minute.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And EECOM says that as soon as you stir your cryos, request you go back to AUTO on that one tank.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hello, 13; Houston. We're ready to take your E-memory dump.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. We thought you were trying to call. Were you?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I don't believe so unless we inadvertently hit the microphone button.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Must have been some other guy trying to call, Jack.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Just trying to get some words in, eh Jack?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. We saw the downvoice subperiod come on. We thought maybe you were trying to call. Sorry. I hope we haven't disturbed you and from where I sit, it looks like you're running a rest home up there. Good night.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're all going to bed now just after we play the last rendition of “With Our Eyes on the Stars.”

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(Music)

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. And we'd like you to check your S-BAND NORMAL voice switch, OFF.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, 13. We'll be off COMM; so if you need us, send a crew alert, please.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. If we need you, we'll send a crew alert, and we'd like to know who's got the duty tonight on the BIOMED. Is that you?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. I'll be on the BIOMED.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy, and you're spoiling my good record of two watches without saying anything.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Just want to keep you busy, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

You're waking me up.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Houston, Apollo 13. Over.

CapCom

Good morning, 13. You're early.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Ah so. I just thought I'd be waking up. And we are awake and getting the spacecraft shipshape. …

CapCom

Roger. Spacecraft is in real good shape as far as we're concerned, Jim. We're bored to tears down here. We do have a few little items for you, like a P37 update and a couple of flight plan updates. But there's no rush about them. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Gig us again in a few minutes. We're breaking out some food, and we'll copy them then.

CapCom

Okay. And the surgeon will be ready for your sleep report whenever you get that together.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Righto. If he's listening, LMP had a solid 9 hours of sleep; I couldn't wake him up this morning. The CMP had 6 hours, and the commander about 5 intermittent.