Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And I just want to verify one thing, we could —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I say I'm sure glad we didn't have a LM impact, too.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. Just wanted to verify—We had poor reception when I was talking to you before—I wanted to verify that you understand that the Sun check you made earlier in the AOT was good, and that's what we're riding on. Anything that we told you in the past about looking at the Sun in the front left window or looking at stars, like Nunki through the AOT, why, we want to forget.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. Understand, Vance. I think Nunki would be kind of hard to see anyway with the Moon right here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Vance, we plan to start powering up at 78:12. Is that a good time or do you think we ought to hold off a little longer?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, we think that's very good.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houst—Aquarius, Houston.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Fred, after the burn, we'll get the powerdown instructions, or checklist changes to you. At the same time, we'd like to get a consumables status to you. All I'll say right now is that we think you look in reasonably good shape.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Houston, Aquarius.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. One CAUTION AND WARNING light here showing that you didn't call out—it's the PRE AMPS—I suppose because we don't have the ATCA breaker in yet.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, are you planning to give us a state vector update.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's—That's affirm, Jim. All we need is UPDATA LINK circuit breaker closed on panel 11, and P00 and ACCEPT and we can ship it up to you. P00 and DATA.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. We're in DATA and P00 and the circuit breaker's in. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'll ship her up to you.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, request verify RANGING FUNCTION switch is in RANGING. We need that, if it's not there now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. The computer is yours.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Did you call?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We didn't call, Houston.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, are you calling Aquarius?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger, Fred. I would like to confirm that you are getting drinking water out of, potable water out of the command module and, if you can make any estimates of how much you use as time goes on, and how much you have used, we would appreciate it for our consumables analysis.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack. Tried the procedure and out of that pressure, we got 10 drinks made. That's roughly 80 ounces.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred, we had a little static on that one, but I think you said that 80 ounces of water has been used out of the CM. Is that right?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Jack worked the procedure and filled as many of the drinks as he could, and he made up ten bags of approximately 8 ounces a bag.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, just a bit of information, if for any reason you had to slip Tig, our people here feel it wouldn't do much harm if you slipped it up to 30 minutes. The procedure, of course as you know, is not to PRO on the flashing 99 and we thought you might like to be aware that Tig time isn't all that critical.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance; Aquarius.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I think it's finally coming through to us here, what you said just a little while ago. Were you suggesting that we move the Tig up 30 minutes?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No, not at all. We're just giving you excess information. Just saying if you had any problem at all it could be slipped.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, okay. Slipped 30 minutes. Okay. That's better.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

You guys are pretty fast, though.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It kind of surprised us.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I guess that's what happens when you cut a lot out of a checklist.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Yes, we're taking about a thousand pictures in between steps there, too.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius, radio check.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I had a change in the background noises, wondered if you were still there.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. Go ahead, Houston

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius. We have some new information regarding what you should see out the commander's window at Tig Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

According to calculations—calculations, you should see the Moon. It'll be a full Moon. You should see most of the disk and it should be somewhere on your vertical LPD line, probably at about 14 on the LPD scale. Over. Roughly centered on 14.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. I concur. I'm looking at 14 on the LPD and the angle is just about centered. It's south of Crisium, but its—The line is just slightly to the north of center.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. That sounds very good. We see that you have a slight yaw angle, so it should be north of center.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I can even see Mount Marilyn from here.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, you are GO for the burn. GO for the burn.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. I understand. GO for the burn.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, 2 minutes and 40 seconds to go on the mark.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Stand by. That was incorrect. Three minutes—Counting down to 3 minutes, and I'll give you a mark, and I'll take into consideration 2 seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We got you.

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Spoken on April 15, 1970, 1:49 a.m. UTC (51 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet