Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And you corrected register 1; it's plus 27210.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And would you like us to make that maneuver at this time?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's down below us, isn't it?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Can we have some more light in here now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

What do you see out your upper window?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It looks like—looks like the light is coming from around those clouds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, you won't get AOS/LOS until 77.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Let's see, AOS is at 2 hours before the burn?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, we recommend you go ahead and make your VERB 49 maneuver, but just stay there in VERB 49 and don't go ahead to narrow the deadband just yet. And, when you're in that attitude, why, of course, then you can make your star check. And one other item is, I don't think we got back with you, but that hour 15 for powerup sounds fine with us.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. At this time, I'll start my VERB 49 maneuver, but will not narrow the deadband, and we will take a look at Nunki. Okay, Vance.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… how many lights you're going to see. You can coach Jim on that.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. I can just barely see it. I see Antares much better.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Why is the wide deadband on? Stand by. Is—Is Scorpio moving down?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

What's that cloud I see over there?

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I don't know. It looks like a Milky Way.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We have completed our maneuver. We're in our wide deadband, and Nunki is close to the top of my display of the AOT. Right now, Antares seems to be more closer towards the center. However, we are in our wide deadband.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right; understand. We'll have to make a better check later, I guess.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I can't for the life of me figure out what that dark stuff is.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Did you look at it, Jack?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. Okay. But I didn't recall what …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

See it there. Like two black clouds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, you know what this burn is buying us; 10 hours.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Might be a good idea.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, that's pretty extensive, Jim. You can locate it and get it halfway through the …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's on the AOT. Well, maybe not.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I know what that is. That might be the debris that was thrown out there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… we made a maneuver.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No, from our explosion.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Take a look. It covers a wide area. God, that dark cloud. … Like a pair of contrails. Only if you switch the detent, they go on around. How long to LOS? Is that right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I'd sure like to try the detent 2, but I guess our damn platform's okay, isn't it?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We have a little over 2 minutes until LOS, and everything's looking good here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. Yes. I take it that we don't have to start our activations until we receive AOS from you.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You … up our edibles? … water? …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Good morning, Houston. How do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, how do you read Aquarius?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Reading you about 3 by 3.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Houston, Aquarius. How do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Reading you fairly well now. How do you read?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I read you loud and clear, …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Jack, why don't you get the other …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

All right. We're going up on Mare Smythii, now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

We'll see where … zooming off.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, yes, yes, we're no longer 139 miles. We're leaving.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, look at that curvature.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That might be Crisium ever there, Fred.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Oh, yes; way off on the horizon, there, yes.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hey, if you want to use the 250? There's a beautiful shot of Tsiolkovsky which we very seldom have.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, at this stage of the game beggars can't be choosers, I guess.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, and we can't afford the amps to use the heaters.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

All right. You're in zero phase up here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Are we—back to DOWN VOICE BACKUP?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We DOWN VOICE BACKUP?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We still want an activation start time for a burn.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Understand. You want a powerup time, is that affirm?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Look it. Let's get the cameras squared away; let's get all set to burn. We got one chance now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're not going to hack it at 152 hours.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, regarding the start time for the powerup, you mentioned an hour and 15 minutes. We think that is adequate. This is crew preference depending on how much time you think you need. We would go along with an hour and 15 minutes —

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay—Okay, sounds good.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Fred-o. You been through most of that checklist for an hour? Let's get it out and …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hey, Jack. Did you … camera back up …?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Page 2, I'm going to power up the …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We have about three items for you. We have a maneuver pad, P30 LM maneuver, again; and the maneuver pad for the CM for splashdown. We also have a checklist change with contingencies,—LM contingencies checklist. And, I'll stand by while you're gathering the books.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'm at—I got the contingency book, so give me that one first.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm at page 18.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. About half-way down. When propellant quantity equals 30 percent, or rather 37 percent, we would like to change that line to read—when time to go is equal to 10 seconds—Of course, the line under that remains the same then, DESCENT HE REG 1 to CLOSE.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. When time to go equals 10 seconds, DESCENT HELIUM REG 1, CLOSE.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Before I start on the pads, another comment. The general indications that we gave you before about the Sun being in the commander's window and about stars in the AOT, such as that might be used as general indication for your attitude for the burn, that's all out the window. We are just going on the Sun check that we made earlier and we don't feel that we have information that is good enough to give you the star and the Sun in the window information.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. You're very weak now. When you are ready to take the P30 LM maneuver pad, I'll be reading it up.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Go ahead with the …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. This is P30, LM maneuver pad, PC plus 2 hours, starting with NOUN 33, 079:27:38.30, plus 0833.0, minus 0050.9, minus 0213.9, N/A, plus 0020.5, 0861.5, 4:24, 272, 081, and the rest is N/A except for comments as follows. Ullage, two jets, 10 seconds; CSM weight, 62480; LM weight, 33452 and the DPS throttle profile is the same as before, 5 seconds at minimum, 21 seconds at 40 percent, and the remainder of the time at MAX. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance. … 079:27:38.30, plus 0833.0, minus 0050.9, minus 0213.9, N/A, plus 00205, 08615, 4:24, 272, 081 and the rest N/A. Ullage two jets 10 seconds, CSM weight 62480, LM weight 33452, DPS throttle profile same as before, 5 seconds, 40 percent for 21 seconds, 40 percent, and the remainder at MAX throttle …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius; Houston. You're coming in about 1 by 1 now. Advise that I heard everything except the beginning NOUN 33 values and the comments. Please repeat the readback on those.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'm going to UP with the POWER AMP here, Vance.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, how do you read Aquarius now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, you're loud and clear now.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I got the POWER AMPS now, PC plus 2 hours, 079:27; 38.030, plus 08330, minus 00509, minus 02139, N/A, plus 00205, 08615, 4:24, 272, 081; rest N/A. Ullage two jets, 10 seconds, CSM weight 62480, LM weight 33452; DPS throttle profile the same, 5 seconds idle, 40 percent at 21 seconds. Remainder at MAX.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Forty percent for 21 seconds, I believe is what you read back. And all the rest is correct. Now, for the maneuver pad for the CSM. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred-o. This is maneuver pad monitor PC plus 2 hours; all N/A until you get to NOUN 61, latitude minus 21.65, minus 165.00, 1163.5, 36292, 142:39:22. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Monitor plane change plus 2; NOUN 81 minus 21.65 minus 165.00, 1163.5, 36292, 142:39:22.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. That was starting with NOUN 61, and that's correct.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

By the way, Aquarius, we see the results now from 12's seismometer. Looks like your booster just hit the Moon, and it's rocking it a little bit. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Well, at least something worked on this flight.