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(Laughter)

Jim Lovell (CDR)

So what did they put on my LEVA?

Fred Haise (LMP)

No. He didn't want it. There she goes, gang. The Moon.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Since the first recommendation on how to maneuver PTC didn't work out, we have another one. And you might try this. Put yaw at zero, then start the roll, and the pitch after that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. I do now. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Key moment Mission control describes the 'mailbox' CO2 scrubbers: Okay. You guys just tell me what sort of material you had in mind to build this mailbox out of, and Jack and I will go to work on trying to construct that thing. Assume we'll use the space-age baling wire or the gray tape?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. We have a lengthy procedure here; but, in short, you use plastic as a covering for the whole thing. You put some kind of a stiffener at the top so the plastic doesn't suck against the LOI—LiOH enter—entrance side. You'll—You need gray tape to stick the whole thing together, and you need something like a sock to put in the—the bottom so that the outlet side is plugged up. As it turns out, the flow is rather U-shaped through the cartridge, Fred. It, if you plug up the bottom, it comes in one side of the top and goes out the other.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. (Sigh) Hold on a minute. Let—Let us go get a cartridge and with it in hand, I'll speak to you some more.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Really, I think we should give you a more detailed procedure on that; and, in general, those are the materials that are to be used, but let us get back with a detailed procedure on how to make this cartridge arrangement work.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And to answer your question about PTC, Vance, it's rather difficult to use yaw in zero right away. So what I'm doing, yaw is working toward zero right now. Pitch is working toward 90, and roll is working toward—zero. So, we—We're just going to take some time to get there, that's all.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Quite a bit of noise now. I understand you're still having a problem getting there with the PTC.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We are getting there slowly.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Let's try FORWARD OMNI.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know, it looks …

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know, it looks that way.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, how do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear, now. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I switched to FORWARD OMNI, now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

They're … off. They can't stop pitch.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That would only use fuel.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… and stick it around that way.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Must have the wrong thing, there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, yes. That was pretty.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That didn't sound very good.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

They're a hell of a long ways away.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, we're not moving that fast to Earth.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, we're already … this time, huh?

Fred Haise (LMP)

… to the trajectory.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, I've been trying to get roll out. Roll to zero. Just go ahead to zero, I'm going to put it in ATT HOLD. Then it'll take out yaw, leaving pitch the way it is; then we're going to pitch down.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We've got to think about when we have to start changing that canister.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

What is it right now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Nothing. We're not reading anything.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, that's the one they wanted you to leave in.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's in. That's how it triggers the—Okay, Jack. I'm going to push in on this thing to stop it.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That just turned the MASTER ALARM back on. Now that it's on steady, I'll leave it on. I can't understand why I got a power—Oh, I know. That's right. … That reading is correct.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yaw. I'm going the wrong way though, aren't I?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. What we're going to do, Jack, … over there …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, it looks pretty good except that the pitch is going out in the wrong direction, now. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I concur. What I'm going to do is get roll to zero and I'm trying to bring yaw into zero and as soon as I get those two pretty well matched up, then I'm going to take the pitch and try to pitch it down.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Now I've got pitch going down; I've got roll almost zero and yaw is almost zero.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, what's an acceptable pitch attitude, that you'll take?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. What's the acceptable pitch attitude that we can have for PTC? I can go into AUTO any time now, I'm looking at 118 degrees in pitch, practically zero roll, and about 40 degrees of yaw.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Ninety degrees of pitch.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I'm looking at 118 degrees of pitch.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I'm trying to talk to them.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Stand by a minute, Jim. The pitch is the important thing, but—but stand by 1.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. It's coming down. What's that? Well, I guess I'd better eat something. Hey, this one has some of that candied jelly … you know, we've gone a hell of a long time without any sleep. I said we've gone a hell of a long time without any sleep.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We'll have to start thinking about getting the … back to sleep again because—I know—I—I didn't get hardly any sleep last night at all.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, Fred? These jettison bags with the—are real airtight stuff, if you want to use them for wrapping for a lithium hydroxide bag or something like that.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, this stuff is really tight.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Would you stable your—stabilize your rates here at the attitudes you're at now and go ATT HOLD. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Will do. I'm now at 103 degrees—106 degrees pitch, and 2.5 degrees roll.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… mine are … Hey, I got you a clean one.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Last one's in the trash bag. Oh, I thought—if you wanted a …, you'll have to use the lithium hydroxide …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. Are you monitoring my angles? It appears that it might be less then 1 degree per second.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Stand by. We'll check them, Jim.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, that's affirm. We're monitoring and you're almost there, but we'd like to let them stabilize a little bit longer. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We'll—We'll just hold.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And if—if you can now go into your eat period or do something else while the rates are stabilizing, why, we recommend you relax somewhere and get some chow.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right-o. We'll do that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Looks like your rates are damped sufficient. Recommend that you go ahead with the VERB 25, NOUN 07, ENTER bit on down through the VERB 34, ENTER, and then wish you'd stand by for us to look at it again before you go beyond that. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. I'll go through VERB 25, NOUN 07, down through VERB 34 ENTER, and I'll stand by.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. That's complete.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Houston copies, and we'll —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You … monitor our rates?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You want to monitor the rates; we're 16 20.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. That's the way it should be done, and we're standing by for the rates to dump out some more.

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, we're taking stock of how much we got there, maybe sort of think about rationing some of it. I mean just to make sure we've got enough to last us and that we get enough water out. I'd hate to run out of water on the last day. Take a look and see how much we got, and fill them up and just hold them there. Yes, and I'll tell you the stuff that's good to eat now will be the candies, the sandwich spreads. Maybe the freeze—the dehydrated stuff. If you have to rehydrate it, it'd be kind of difficult. No, wet packs are good.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

As a matter of fact, we might use those little—Well, how about the PLSSs?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, I know, but I mean the PLSSs are bombs, too.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, maybe we ought to use the OPS first.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You guys moving around?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, just a reminder. Any waste water dumped at this point would really jiggle up the PTC preparation, so request you save that until we're spun up. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right. I don't think we're doing any.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No. No, I don't think so, but I just wanted to make sure you were aware of it—I thought you were.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're saving all the water we can.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

With the new space. … we're … We've just about slowed down. You're damping right.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Houston, Aquarius.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. A couple of items we uncovered for that cartridge MOD. One is the special dust covering bag that we were going to use on the tote bags, that is pretty thick and nonporous; and we went up to the upstairs kitchen and drained water a couple of more times, and made up a whole bunch of drink bags, again; and from the pantry, we retrieved a fairly large—enclosed—enclosure made of plastic that those drink bags are in that I think we can scissor and also make do for a cover, taping it on, if that's appropriate.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Jack Lousma here has a refined version of the procedure on how to make these the easy way, and I think before too long he ought to be reading that up to you. If —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

It's not time critical to get this up to you. It's just that, before you get too far in assembling these on your own, we'd kind of like to give you the benefit of experience down here.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Who—Who built them back there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Tony did some of it, and Jack's been working on it, too. So we've had a big effort on it.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

We would encourage you to wait until tomorrow to receive that procedure, but we can send it up sooner, if you insist. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

No, that's all right, Vance. Before we have to worry about that I guess we got another primary and three secondaries to go through.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You know, sometimes those cartridges have—I guess they rejuvenate.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Man, that's a wicked low pressure down there. I wish I was on it. (Laughter).