Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'm on the other OMNI now. I just said that you're coming in even louder than previously.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Maybe it's because I'm standing up. You're coming in better now, too.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, for your information, Jack, I'm just going to tear into some beef and gravy and other assorted goodies.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

I presume that you're doing this with the full permission and—of the commander.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And this—at this moment, who do you think is the commander?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

If I was him, I'd make you sign out everything you ate, so I'd know.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, I'm sneaking inside of the LM where he doesn't have … Incidentally, this PTC must have some—must have a wobble mode around our X-axis there because now the Moon and Earth are back in the right perspective.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Good. Let's see if it goes the other way.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

These guys down here are saying they knew it all the time.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, that's right. They do good work. Whoever heard of doing a P52 in the LM?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Say, Fred, sometime when you're not too busy chewing on that beef, how about telling us what the CO2 reads?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, I'm reading 13, 1 3.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. It looks like our reading is getting kind of close to yours.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It appears the wobble is going the other way, Jack, because the Earth is now rising and the Moon is starting to get lower in the window.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Could you give us an LPD number periodically?

Fred Haise (LMP)

LPD number? Yes, okay.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

In fact, if you could give it two or three REVs in a row, why then we could predict where it's going and maybe help us set it up again if we have to.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The center of the Earth has just gone by at an LPD number of 4.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. LPD 4, center of the Earth.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And the center of the Moon is about LPD 21.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. LPD 21. Is that the center of the Moon, you say?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Fred, we're doing a little better on our water than we had anticipated. Our numbers were designed for 3.5 pounds per hour; we're using about 3.0, and expect to go a little bit less.

Fred Haise (LMP)

When this flight's all over, we'll really be able to figure out what a LM can do.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Maybe it'll make the …

Fred Haise (LMP)

If it had a heat shield, I'd say bring it home.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The Earth went—just went by about—clear above the LPD index. It was—it was, if it were extended, the number would be minus 6.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Way up there at minus 6.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, there's actually no such number. I just extended the line beyond zero which, for a negative rate, is what it would be if there was one.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Right. If minus 6 was there, that's where it would be. Right?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Do you still have that super-dense star field?

Fred Haise (LMP)

It's still there. I'm looking at it right now. I can look at—the Sun is right behind me, then all these sparklies show up. Yes. It kind of looks like I'm right in the middle of the—of the Milky Way. There are several thousand little sparklies at various ranges out as far as I can see …

Fred Haise (LMP)

They're kind of interesting. They're all moving … and sparkling there. And I can …—at least I think I can what will occasionally give you a real star from the bunch of sparklies, but it really does break up the capability to pick out a star pattern, particularly through …

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Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. So far, we haven't identified what the sparklies are and what is venting.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, I got a. … feeling that we probably won't get any … until we power up.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, as soon as I chug down this grape drink and grapefruit—orange drink, I think I'll be in pretty good shape.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

How much sleep did you get between the burn and the time you got up for this exercise?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, I'd guesstimate about 4 hours, Jack. Wait a minute, which burn you talking about?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

It was the burn we just made. Did you get any sleep between it, and the time you got up for this watch?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, no. I didn't—I haven't been to bed since all the action the night before, and I went to go to bed for about 4 hours then …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Well, we're just trying to figure out who's likely to be the most tired up there. You or Jim.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I think we'll get caught up pretty good in the next couple of days.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We ought to get caught up pretty good in the next couple of days.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack. The Earth has started back down. The hack on the LPD there was 1 degree.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. One degree on the center of the Earth.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

That was a good TV show you put on the other night, Fred, during LM entry.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It would have been an even better one about 10 minutes later.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Yes. Things sure turned to worms there in a hurry after that show.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The center of the Moon new is about minus 2 degrees LPD.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Minus 2 degrees, center of the Moon.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Charlie said to say hello.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Is he still around there?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Unless my watch is wrong, it says it's almost 2 a.m. back there.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

No. That's the bearded one.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, tell Charlie that I'll be back down there personally to thank him for this baby.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The Earth went by there, Jack, at LPD about 18 degrees.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy 18 degrees for the center of the Earth.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The Moon—I'd estimate it up around minus—somewhere 17 to minus 20 degrees LPD.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Moon's minus 17 to minus 20.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

How would you like to spend a week on an aircraft carrier getting back?

Fred Haise (LMP)

If I can get on an aircraft carrier, I don't care how long it takes, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

They're going to take you by helo to Samoa. You'll spend the night in Samoa, get on a 141, and be at Ellington shortly thereafter.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Kind of sounds like the original plans for the …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Had you worrying that you're going to spend the night on the ship, helo to Samoa and directly to Ellington.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Boy, these thrusters are sure … …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Fred, I'm not reading you. Maybe we'd better wait until we change antennas or unless you can speak up a little louder.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The thrusters … and the … outside … and they hardly look like they … …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Gee, I'm sorry, Fred. We're just not reading you right now. Maybe we'll have to wait a little bit.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Let's try it now. If you can speak up, the background noise has gone down a little bit.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. How do you read now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I was just commenting—I've been looking here at the thrusters on quads 1 and 4. We've got a slight discoloration on the outside of the barrel. The nozzles look like they hadn't ever been fired,—like they're brand new. … of like those skinny things on the interior on the upper nozzle …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

You say the coloration of the thrusters appears they haven't been fired on quads 1 and 4?

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'm saying all of them look clean again. I guess they've fired so clean that they don't seem to … at all. … different color, … copper, bronze, color of the oxygen cell. They've been fired because I watched them fire. Okay. The Earth's going by at an LPD of 42.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy LPD 42. Is that affirm?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Fred, that may be why the COMM is a little bit degraded, more background noise, because we're getting out of attitude a little bit there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read on AFT OMNI now …?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

I'm reading you, Fred. I've got a lot of background noise. Looks like it might come and go with attitude.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. I think that's probably—just looking through the command module at you now.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read now, Jack?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And the Moon just went by at about minus 14 degrees.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, the Moon at minus 14.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That—that's correct.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Your landing in—your weather in the landing area, which is about 560 miles south of Samoa, is now predicted to be about 1500, scattered, high broken. Waves are going to be 5 feet, the winds are going to be 15 knots, visibility 20 miles, showers in less than 10 percent of the area, and you will be landing at 08:00 local, roughly.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, that all sounds pretty good.

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Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Say, Fred, did you get the dope on the Saturn IV impact—S-IVB impact?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Just as we came around the corner, Vance, they told us that it hit—I don't recall the position now, but it was a … impact … and recorded it on the … seismometer.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Yes. It impacted 74 nautical miles from the ALSEP and the passive seismic detected major seismic activity on all long period channels and this was—this activity was detected for 4 hours afterwards with decreasing amplitude. And the impact also was detected by the high-energy channels … The high-energy channel of the SIDE.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. That ought to add …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The Earth LPD number that time was 32.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read now, Jack?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

I'm reading you, Fred. I've got a lot of background noise, though.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Jack, I can definitely tell we're moving away from the Moon, now. I got it all in the monocular at one time. We're right over the top of FPA 8 right now.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

You're right over the top of what?

Fred Haise (LMP)

On a point between it and Censorinus—FPA 8 and—the point halfway between there and Censorinus.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Fred-o, would say the checkpoint over which you're right now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And incidentally, the LPD on the Moon was zero, so it's coming back down. The point looks like we're just about straight over is around Censorinus and the point between it and FPA 8.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And, Jack, the Earth LPD angle is 24 degrees.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Earth at 24. And it looks like you're getting up to about 15 on the CO2, so we want you to select SECONDARY and swap out the primary cartridge. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll select SECONDARY and swap out the primary cartridge.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. And when you select—When you swap out the primary cartridge, don't reselect PRIMARY. Stay on SECONDARY until we use the secondary up. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'm changing out primary and—stay in SECONDARY until we use it up.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And the change out is complete, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy the changeout complete, and we're reading 4.5 on the CO2 here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And the Earth LPD was 8 degrees.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Did you—Did you say 8 degrees, Fred?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, I missed the Moon on that one, Jack. But I would guess—estimating back a little bit, the LPD angle was somewhere around 42.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Fred, I'm having a hard time reading you, but I think you're giving me a LPD angle.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Roger. That's it, Jack. The Moon is about 42.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

You say the Moon is at 22?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

How you doing there, Fred?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. I can just barely hear you saying something in the background and I can't make out what it is.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston; Aquarius.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Hello there, Aquarius. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. And Fred is being relieved now. He's—went back to get some rest. This is Lovell here who's got the duty.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Gee whiz. You got up kind of early, didn't you?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's cold back there in the command module.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Well, what we were really thinking about doing was letting you sleep a little bit longer because we figure you're pretty worn out.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'll go back and forth once in a while to get a …

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Is Jack up there with you?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No, Jack's still sacked out.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We're kind of watching this PTC a little bit. Fred's been giving us a few LPD angles as we swang by the center of the Earth—center of the Moon. We noticed that the COMM has been degrading just a little bit so you might have to talk up.