Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

That's affirmed, Jim. We have you up to 10.6 now, and we're willing to go a little higher on that. We have another cartridge and we have a procedure for making the command module cartridges up. We'll pass that on later.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Oh, yes. I'm not worried about that. I just wanted to make sure that you —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

— that—We just don't want to go to sleep here and forget about the rise in CO2.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Are they going to use … —

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're watching it for you —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, they're getting it …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

— We have it here. It's now 10.7 and we have a medical go to 15 millimeters.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

There's a new first for you.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim, we estimate we've got 1 more hour on the primary cartridge, and 6 or 7 hours on the secondary.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Fine. Say, it's a spare primary cartridge back there, too, isn't it? So that's good for another, how long?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. Yes. That's yours though, isn't it?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And you're right, Jim. We've got another primary cartridge back there behind the ascent engine cover.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right, yes. We know. Thank you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I guess you've done everything right on that panel. Let me check the middle one. Yes. You powered down and then you leave me. Tell me, I've got it.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack, we just thought it's about time you got a LM checkout.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

But he's giving it to me inert. Of course, I'm giving him my command module, too, which is rather inert right now, too.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Well, you've got to walk before you run, you know.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. For your information, Jack —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You're loud and clear.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

— all of our analysis is based on powerdown to 14 amps, but we're reading on you right now 12.3 and so we're better off than we were in our analysis.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Jack, I thought you were going to get the sleep shift where there wasn't any excitement?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Well, I tried, but I didn't make it. I thought you were supposed to he sleeping now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Well, Fred-o is getting something to eat, and Jim is starting to sack out so I'm taking the COMM here until Fred gets set.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

As I just—Yes, are you ready to take over? Well, he just—he just asked—said he thought I was supposed to be sleeping. And I told him that I was waiting for you to—Okay. You were off the NET when they explained the—But don't they—Can't we monitor our CDU's any more to tell when to switch antennas, so they've just—When they can see it switch—it will take a couple of minutes for them to get up. And they'll always make a voice check with you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It came out here. I caught it. Okay. Now, are you getting squared, I'll give you the COMM here.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

They're, they're showing right now 12.3 amps Their analysis is based on 14 so they're in better—Okay. Headset's yours

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack. How do you read?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Hearing you loud and clear, Fred. OMNI.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I see you luck out with all the good shifts.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Yes, I got all the good deals. I heard Jack brief you on the COMM mode so, you got any questions about that?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And how is your PTC going? I heard Jack tell you that we can't see your CDU's. How's it going?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, let's see, we may be offsetting slightly, the Sun looks like it may be a little higher now. Here comes the Earth by and it looks about the same perspective. I'll have to wait to see the Moon on the other side, Jack. …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred, I can't hear you any more on account of the background noise. I assume that—I think I heard Jack tell you what we're going to do about COMM. UPLINK SQUELCH, off. You'll take care of the antennas because we can't see your attitude. We'll give you a voice check when come up. It'll take us 3 to 5 minutes to come up. And to make it astronaut-proof, when you see the Earth, use a forward antenna; when you see the Moon, use the aft one.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that's pretty straightforward. Okay, I see the Earth so I've very wisely shifted to FORWARD.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Earth will be by over there in a minute.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Jack, you still up?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, when I was upstairs, just a minute ago, I noticed what appeared to be some new venting from down the service module way. I noticed that out window 1, and also saw one chunk of metal—loose metal about 4 inches square that was tumbling around—silver in color, and it, looked like it had come from somewhere down in the service module.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. You saw some venting out window 1 —

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that's where I happened to be looking. The lighting was such that it showed up out there. What reminded me of it was I'm looking out the LM window now and I sea a good part of the new star field it's created for us. There are about a thousand little sparklies out here.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, so you're seeing some venting out window 1, and you saw a 4-inch-square piece of loose metal which was silver, and—Are you still seeing the venting or has it zeroed out now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know. I left upstairs, I'm down in the LM now, Jack. I guess when Jack goes up he can take a look and let me know. Okay, I'll think about switching aft here directly. I see the Moon, and the Moon looks pretty good, Jack, so I guess our PTC still doing pretty good.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, and we won't have any COMM delay if the PTC stays good.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, sure enough the Moon is getting smaller.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Good, and we want to ask you another question about the venting. Is this—would you suppose—some new venting or is this venting that you just hadn't—that's been going on all the time, but which you hadn't looked at recently?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I can't really say, Jack, we've been so tied up down in the LM, I guess we kind of forgot about the other half. But I've been upstairs several times and hadn't particularly noticed any flow by the windows before, so I—my first assumption was that it was some new venting. It really wasn't very heavy.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And Jack's going up to take a look now.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. And for your information, all of our numbers are based on amperage usage of 14 amps. And we're using only 12.3, so we're a little fat on our analysis.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Very good. Way to be.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'll tell you, this Aquarius has really been a winner.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Well, that's one of several. And we want to tell you something that I told Jim earlier, and that concerns control. Right now you have control in hardover if you need it, but when we go to some normal control modes, since we have the quad heaters off. We want to have a 15-minute notice for attitude control request. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack. Offhand, I can't imagine that since we got the platform powered down why we'd need to worry about the instantaneous control. But at any rate, we need 15-minutes warmup with the heaters before we can start using thrusters.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Right. And another thing we've done is to pull your ECS and EPC DISPLAY breakers and so—But we left your CAUTION and WARNING powered up. So if you get ECS-type or EPS CAUTION and WARNING you'll have to power up those meters with the DISPLAY breakers. And we are watching for you your PIPA temperatures, your ASA TEMP, your propellant temperatures except for the DPS propellant, and we're watching your quad temps for you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. That's very good, Jack. You're watching them. That's good enough.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And everybody's fine at home El Lago.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Fred, your CO2 is building up. It's at 11 on our gage, and we've got a medical buildup to 15 millimeters, at which time we'll switch over to secondary. Looks like we've got plenty of lithium hydroxide, about 192 hours including the CSM cartridges. And as you know, we've got a way to use those. And as soon as we get them written in some good words, why, we'll pass; that along. You might be able to make one.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Yes, we'll sure give her a try. And I'm showing onboard about 12-1/2 millimeters of mercury.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. And I have a flight plan update when you get a time to copy it sometime, I'll pass it along. There's no hurry on it.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Stand by 1. Jack's back now.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jack just came hack and he said it's still coming out; it's only coming out on the commander's side. So he saw it out the same window I did, window 1. And it's between the minus Y and minus Z axis.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Jack says it's definitely the service module which was—which was my impression, too.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. So you're sure it's the service module, and, of course, the thing we're interested in knowing, is it something that is residual from before, or is it something new. And if you have any ideas about that, why we'd sure like to have them them.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Yes, Jack, I'll answer him your question in a minute, but make Jack's first impression here, is that it's not near the intensity that it was right after our mishap. And I'll have to agree with that. I'd say—he said it was a half and I said it was maybe down to a third. And Houston would like to know if you have any impressions as to whether it is still a residual from that or maybe something new.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know why after I felt that. Yes, I felt it was some new something—new venting, too.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Switch to FORWARD OMNI.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Fred-o, if you think it's practical, we're ready to give you some—we're working on some camera settings for pictures of the venting. And, if you have a camera out and ready to go, let us know which one it is so we can get the settings for that camera. What do you think about that?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jack's got the one with the 250-millimeter lens on it. That's the standard EL. And I have a surface camera out that I've been shooting hundreds of Earth/Moon pictures with, camera 1. And we also have the Reseau upstairs that's pretty handy. The command module DC camera. So you can about —

Fred Haise (LMP)

— take your choice, because —

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

I copy the 250 millimeter, the Reseau is available, but I didn't get what other one is.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I got my Hasselblad surface camera down in the LM here handy, too, camera 1.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Jack, if we're going to do any picture taking out the command module windows, I think we'd better do that pretty quick, or hold up until Jim and Jack get their rest done.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred, we're not going to bother the skipper up there. We won't be taking any pictures out of the command module window until after rest period.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Shifting to FORWARD OMNI.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Fred, for your information, your CO2 reading onboard is a little higher than what we're reading here on the ground, and so when it gets to 15 on your meter, switch to secondary. And we'd like to get a status about every 30 minutes—we'll give you a call on that. But just to let us know we're still thinking about you, we'd like you to go BIOMED RIGHT, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Going BIOMED RIGHT.

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Spoken on April 15, 1970, 5:49 a.m. UTC (51 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, how do you read me on this COMM mode on S-band?