Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, it's time for a little grits again here, Vance.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Understand. Some grits, huh? Chow. Bon apetit.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Just expect that same CAUTION AND WARNING to come on again. And you want us to keep warning you of that thing?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. Just expect a CAUTION AND WARNING to come on the same as it did about an hour ago.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Go ahead, Houston. We've lost …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. How are you reading me now, Jim?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

13, Houston. How do you read now?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Read you good now. Seems like we've had a little trouble with the COMM today.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. I guess it's partly because you are further out. We just wanted to tell you that you were going to get that CAUTION WARNING that you just got.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And I won't bother you with those calls anymore, unless you especially want them.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's okay, Vance. You don't have to call us about that, unless it's something serious.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We just ate a can of ham salad and that was an experience.

Fred Haise (LMP)

It's really kind of like eating on the sly. Chasing it around.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right, we're not doing anything right now, Vance, we're just getting curious, we could start the LM entry procedures, and get everything squared away, and then when the TV comes up at 55 hours, we can just use it for the TV, and we wouldn't be worrying about checking out the SHe tank pressures and everything like that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, let us mull that one a minute here, and I'll get right back with you.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Also, Houston, Apollo 13. We'd like to move up the waste water dump and maybe the O2 fuel cell purge a little bit early, if we could.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, you're clear to go on into the LM, and just advise though that the TV time is still fixed at 55 hours, and—so we'll be standing by to support your entry and we'll get back with you on a minute—in a minute on the O2 fuel cell purge and the waste water dump.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And also request your LM/CM DELTA-P which was on the flight plan for 53 hours. What did you vent it down to? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We have 1.7 now. We vented it down to that figure.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, you vented down to 1.7, and what did it start at?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It was about 1.1, Vance.

Fred Haise (LMP)

What do you read for suit pressure down there?

CapCom

We're reading 4.3, Fred.

CapCom

Go ahead, Apollo 13.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We'd like another confirmation, when we closed the tunnel vent valve back to LM/CM DELTA-P, we were reading about 1.7—1.75, and it slowly went up now to about—oh, I'd say a little less than 2.2. Seems to be holding there—Is there a lag in the gaging system?

CapCom

Okay. We'll—we'll ask that question. Stand by.

CapCom

Apollo 13, Houston.

CapCom

Apollo 13, Houston.

CapCom

Apollo 13, Houston.

CapCom

Okay, to answer your question, Jim, that increase in pressure is normal, because it was just tracking an increase in cabin pressure.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're not thinking today.

CapCom

And, 13, from Houston, it's okay with us if you want to move the O2 fuel cell purge and the water dump up to this time. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We'll work it in shortly. Thank you.

CapCom

Apollo 13, Houston.

CapCom

Jim, recommend you stay in the PTC until we stop it for the TV at 55 hours, in case you were thinking of —

CapCom

Roger. Recommend you continue PTC until 55 hours. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You were calling, Houston?

CapCom

That's affirmed, Jim. How do you read now?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We read you loud and clear.

CapCom

Okay. The only comment that we just made was that, in case you were thinking of stopping PTC, there's no need to stop it until 55 GET when TV starts.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right. We'll stop it when we're setting up our TV.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston, the waste water dump and O2 fuel cell purge are complete.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Houston, the LM/CM DELTA-P is constant. We're going to go ahead with hatch removal.

John Young (CAPCOM)

No, this is Jack's replacement.

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John Young (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. Go ahead, 13.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Apollo 13.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. The LMP has entered the LM.

John Young (CAPCOM)

It sure is. How're you doing?

John Young (CAPCOM)

Yes, you're doing great, man.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Thank you. I had a good CDR.

John Young (CAPCOM)

You're doing it on your own now.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, it feels like I'm back at home, again, John, down in here.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I hope you did a good job, John.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston, we want to take the FM and bring up TV here for our own use. Then we'll go to TRANSMIT 1—at 55 hours.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston, we've transferred to LM power; the time was 54 hours 46 minutes 15 seconds.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jack. Transfer to LM power. Thank you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And the docking-tunnel index, Jack, was minus 2 degrees.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Say again, Fred, you're coming in with a lot of background noise.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The docking-tunnel index mark was minus 2 degrees.