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.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

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

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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)

Okay, 4 2. Thank you.

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Spoken on April 15, 1970, 8:21 a.m. UTC (51 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

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.