Jim Lovell (CDR)

… get our … are off.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Seems like … the burn …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… We're going to have to do something to get all this water out of here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'll set up … before I turn the thing on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, we'll get this thing -

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(Coughing)

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'm afraid this is going to be the last lunar mission for a long time.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Are we in DOWN VOICE BACKUP …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Maybe it should reverse itself. I think …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, this is Houston. Go ahead.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We show you on telemetry. Looks solid at the new attitude. Just by the way of information, the latest tracking data shows the pericynthion to be holding somewhere above 136 miles, and the pad you have is still good. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, and, Jim, we wonder whether you've attempted to get drinking water out of the command module po-ti [sic] tank yet. It's—Is that going all right or do you have any questions on it. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… do it at 169 hours.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're all … do it at 169 hours—or 69 hours.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I need a command module activation …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. Over.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

As we approach the burn, you want to go through the same check that we did for the last burn. That is, we want to make sure we have everything powered up … circuit breaker by circuit breaker in conjunction with your direction. And for … we ought to have a procedure for powering up the command module again when we have to go back into the command module …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We copied that. First of all, you want to go through the circuit by circuit breaker careful powered-up procedure for the next DPS burn, and we're working on that. Secondly, you want a procedure for powering the command module up again when you have to re-enter it and power it up and we're talking about that and working one up, and we'll get both those for you …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, can you also get us an idea about how far out we can expect to make it on the command module batteries.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. It sounds as though we probably don't want to power up the command module before EI minus 2 hours. That doesn't mean we can't start our procedure a good deal before that, but we don't want to power it up much before EI minus 2. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I was just thinking in case something—we had the sort of problem here about how we would go about getting in the command module … we need to power up—and—in order to make it back into Earth.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Right, Jack. It's quite clear that we're going to have to very carefully make up a full checklist for you on that; we'll do it.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

What they're going to do is … power Aquarius up …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, well, we've got to have something to … Besides, we can get rid of the LM … decide then what they'll do.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

My guess is what they'll do—Well, I guess, aline the GDC … and get EMS

Jack Swigert (CMP)

And—we haven't even figured out yet the … batteries, have we?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, I'm sure we have.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

…—hundred ampere-hours. We had it figured out that we had 550 ampere-hours left. …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

… bigger than 133 hours. … Oh, yes, I guess—Yes, he's … the descent Thursday afternoon. He had it figured out that—for a splashdown at … number of hours—74 hours, and we've figured out that we—I don't know how we arrived at this—but he added up all the …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim. We just thought of something; namely, that we probably should get the lithium hydroxide canisters out of the command module reasonably soon just to make certain that they don't stay in there and possibly swell up until they'd be hard to get out. I wouldn't wake up Fred for that, but it's something you should do possibly before you go to sleep.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

…, Fred-o. We're 68 hours, about, and 46 minutes. Did you sleep good?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… lithium hydroxide …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, I think I'll do that right now. Fred-o, get on the …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Jack, take the lithium hydroxide canisters out. Tie them down, or something like that … command module. And then get us some food …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How much time did you say these batteries had?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Aa-ah. Think I'll get an aspirin—a couple of aspirin again …

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'd like a couple of aspirin, too.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, would you like some pictures?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Be sure you get all the water out you can. …

Fred Haise (LMP)

You're holding your attitude right now. What time have you got to …?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Probably another 5 minutes.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How much water in the …

Fred Haise (LMP)

What time was it when we powered up the LM, do you recall? 58 hours?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How did the water come out?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, … That's another big …, man. If we have to start drinking water out of the … drink damn near a gallon a day.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I'm also figuring that when we've got to go back in there, we'll … take the drogue and the food … back here—take these—put these back in there. …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hello, Houston. How do you read?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hello, Houston; Aquarius.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston; did you -

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, you hear me, Joe?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, not very good, Jack; suggest that for communication here, we go to POWER AMPLIFIER circuit breaker IN and FUNCTION switch to VOICE.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, I didn't want to get through or anything. I just wanted to check and see if we had you at all in this mode.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, yes, we do have COMM. You're extremely noisy but if you read loud and slow we can easily copy it.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Joe, I read you loud and clear on this mode.