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.

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).

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Your rates are once again looking good so we can continue on with the rest of this procedure. Request you go ahead with the VERB 76 ENTER, and MODE CONTROL, to ATT HOLD, and then the last step, 30 clicks yaw right.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Jets are firing again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'll do a VERB 76 ENTER with the MODE CONTROL ATT HOLD and then 30 clicks of right yaw to set the maneuver.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

There's your VERB 76, ENTER. MODE CONTROL to ATT HOLD. Now you want me to do 30 clicks of right yaw?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Vance, did you say for me to hold on the right yaw or do you want me to start it now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No, no need to hesitate, you can start now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

After you get that going, then we'll think about powering down the PGNS.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. There were 30 clicks of right yaw.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'd like to look at it for just a little while before we power down the PGNS, so stand by.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Understand you're planning to power down the FGNS?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. We want to get the amps down.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Take 26 pictures of you?

Fred Haise (LMP)

You want to bring all the film back empty?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'd like to just … and shoot it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, that means I've got to -

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Hey, let me see if I can get this started here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, we'll probably get there ..

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Request AFT OMNI.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. That did it. Thank you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Gad, there's Ptolemaeus and Alphonsus.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

See them right over the edge.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Here, let me shoot a few pictures of the old Moon here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. (cough) Which ones .. Did you put it back?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Looks like we got … to do with Earth? Ptolemaeus?

Fred Haise (LMP)

We need it to aline again.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You don't think that burn was enough, do you?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Was that a midcourse? The RCS is worse.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

The RCS … attitude.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… ought to come up the side. Then, you got us in the right plane, Jim. We're in the right plane. We're pointed off and we'll swerve on again with the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

In another respect, it might be easier to get a -

Fred Haise (LMP)

Look in the rear detent now. Go to -

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, that's right. That blasted service—command module is back there. Scratch that one. That one?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's not much better. Okay, let's go this one.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, we have some status information for you, if you're ready to copy on a piece of scratch paper.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Put that away and get some status paper here.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. First, midcourse correction will probably be at GET 104 hours, and all we look for is a 4- to 6-feet-per-second DELTA-V. Okay. That's the first item. Now, I will give you a rundown on consumables. Okay. In the LM, you have 1498—that is 1 4 9 8 amp-hours remaining. That means over 61 hours you'd—That would average out to 24.5 amps. We expect that, after powerdown, that you will use 1 4 or 14 amps per hour, and that would leave a reserve of 500 amp-hours at the end of the mission. Are you with me?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We're with you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I saved my—number was yesterday.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. In the LM, you have —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. In the LM, you have 215, that is 2 1 5, pounds of water, usable. That would average out over 61 hours to 3.5 pounds per hour available. Okay.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And after you power down, we expect that you will be using water at the rate of 3.2 to 2.7 pounds—That's at 14 amps per hour electrical usage rate. One note, this does not—When we speak here of water available, this does not include CSM water and PLSS water, so that's add on. Okay, next, LiOH. Using the CSM cans, you will have 16 cans at 12 hours per can to give you 1 9 2, or 192 hours, of LiOH. And, in the LM, using its cans, you have 44 hours remaining.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Vance, is that with the PLSS secondaries?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. That's affirm. That includes PLSS secondaries.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay; oxygen. You have remaining 44 pounds in the LM. At a usage rate of 0.36 pounds per hour, that leaves you 120, or 1 2 0, hours of oxygen. Okay. Next, RCS. RCS A stands at 6 2 percent and B at 6 2 percent. We only expect 2 percent to be used for the PTC, so you're in good shape for RCS. Next, DPS DELTA-V. You have 1190 feet per second remaining. And, finally, CSM EPS. We estimate that you have 99 amp-hours. That's an estimate. And that's it. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And just a question. It would be interesting to hear from Jack to see if he thinks that main B bus is good. If he has any idea of how, if whether it's good or not, this would influence our steps in the future; for example, we might want to try to test main B to see if it is, in fact, good so that we'd know how to set switches for entry.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. Just a minute. They want to know whether you think main bus B is any good for the command module.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Vance, while Jack's got on the loop, let me pose the question of how we're planning on doing this midcourse, if we are going to power down the PGNS.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Would you stand by on that, Jim? We'd like to give you a procedure for that later on.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Got a midcourse at 104 hours, he's going to give us a procedure for that later on.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

In short, Jim, we don't expect any problem, but we'll explain further later on.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Deke says get a night's sleep. He says you've been working hard, and you ought to relax a little bit and be ready for tomorrow.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Let me give you my observations on main bus B. Things happened pretty fast there, and we first heard the impact or explosion or whatever caused it, I'm not sure. The next—About 1 second later, there was a MASTER ALARM which was the MAIN BUS B UNDERVOLT. I looked at the voltage, and the voltage was good at this time so I'm suspecting it was a spike. Fuel cell 3 was also good, with good flow. However, Fred, at that point, was coming into the command module and got over into his seat. At that time, we shortly had an AC BUS 2 light about the time he got into his seat. He looked at the MAIN BUS B and the MAIN BUS B was reading ZERO. It, however,—and the fuel cell flows were ZERO. I'm kind of suspecting that perhaps we do have a MAIN—a current MAIN BUS B. But that's merely a guess. I never did try to reset it. We were having other problems with the MAIN BUS A, having an UNDERVOLT and a few other things like that. I'd kind of like to hear what your feelings are down there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Well, Jack, we copy your information. And we'd like to hold off because we're still working the problem. So we'll have to give you information later.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, request AFT OMNI.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Vance, are you back with me?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We lost lock there. We switched OMNIs. Just for my own—kind of to get my thoughts in order, I'd kind of hear what—I'd like to hear what kind of entry you're planning. EMS or PGNS or what ?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. PGNS entry is being planned, and people are at work on checklist changes and that sort of thing.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And—we'll—We'll give you the CSM stuff tomorrow, but basically we expect that main bus B is good and we're going to work up a procedure to test it.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Those are my thoughts, too.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You think main bus B is good, don't you?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm.. We think it is, but we want to check it out anyway. We think you guys are in great shape all the way around. Why don't you quit worrying, and go to sleep.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Oh, that—That's our boss, Deke.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I think we just might do that—or part of us will.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I mixed up. How many more of those—Are we hot mike? —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, I'm mixed up. You had 15? I mixed up seven more. So we got 22. By the way, there's still some water that's- it's not enough pressure to mix up another drink, but there is some water out of there, if you want to get some water out of the drink cup.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That's good; I could use some.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

We ought to use that oxygen up and not waste it. (Cough)

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

You monitoring right now?