Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, for a change, I took the … LM … this morning, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I'm afraid I didn't copy that, Fred, and while I was listening, EECOM told me that he'd like another battery charge … readout.

Fred Haise (LMP)

You want us to start on this lithium right now, Joe, or is it necessary?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

It's not time-critical, Fred, but if you have the people awake now, you might go ahead and do it. Incidentally, you probably know this, but the next several hours are going to be pretty quiet from our point of view. We're working on the entry procedures and should be ready to read them up to you in about 8 hours; and between now and then there's not an awful lot going to be going on, so you guys could be catching up on your sleep schedule. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And we would like another readout on the amps and volts.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The volts, Joe, are 38.9 and the amps are 1.9.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that, Fred. Thank you very much; 38.9 and 1.9. And EECOM is simply making as smooth a plot as he can to verify the amount of amps we're putting back into the battery. That's why he wants it at half-hour intervals. If that schedule begins to interfere seriously with your rest cycle or so, give us a call. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Jim's sleeping now, and Jack and I are awake and I just finished sleeping around, I guess, about another 5 or 6 hours, so I'm not particularly inclined to go back to sleep right now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We've got one of them ready to go, and it looks like we could do a pretty good job just using the tape strips. First combining them together and then just using a piece of paper and the bag … get a pretty good seal …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Hey; okay, Fred. We suspected that you'd gotten at least one on. We've noticed a partial pressure drop from the 1.8 to 0.8, which is real good.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You might run that by the CPCB and see if they approve our in-house …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're convening the CPCB on that change, Fred, but FLIGHT has given you an interim go-ahead. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, how do you read now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We've got both canisters completed now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Roger that, Fred. And you're reading 0.1 again on the CO2. Incidentally, are you guys having good luck getting water out of the command module?

Fred Haise (LMP)

We—We haven't tried that yet today.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. This is quite an apparatus hanging on to these hoses now. And that ECS design engineer … because it sure seems to work.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Aquarius, Houston. At your convenience, we'd like another volts and amps readout.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read, Joe?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Volts, 39.0; amps, 1.7.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I didn't call you, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, sorry about that. Incidentally, Fred, if switching OMNIs every couple of minutes bugs you, you can skip it for now. We can always wait until you come around.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

No, it doesn't. This is Jack, Joe. Fred … It doesn't bother me at all.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Just happy to know that you're standing by.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that. Except I'm sitting by.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, how far out are we now and how fast are we closing?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. The plot shows you about 130 000 miles out, which is about, gee, 10 000 closer than you were when I came on a couple of hours ago. And let me check with FIDO for your rate of closure.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Your smiling FIDO says you're making 5040 in a 5000-mile zone

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jack. Hate to keep bugging you, but we would like another volts and amps reading. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We'll get it for you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, did our sticky MOD on that—those CO2 canisters work? I'm sorry—…

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jack, I think you asked if the canister MOD was working and the answer is, it sure as hell is.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. I got the voltage. It's 39.0 amps and 1.75.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Copy 39.0 and 1.75.

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Jack Swigert (CMP)

Houston, do you read Aquarius?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. That's affirmative.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We had a dropout there for a few minutes. … on either antenna.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Gee whiz, Jack, I—when did it happen? Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Just now. I just got you back.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We had a handover, but that was about a half an hour ago, and I didn't call you on it. Let me check with INCO and see if he thinks everything's okay. Your COMM sounds just as good as it's ever been.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. I'm in real good shape.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're checking into it. We think we lost lock in Madrid for a while, and we've got it back now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You might also check with FIDO whether we … perigee …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

You're getting a little weak. Did you say you wanted to verify what—what your vacuum perigee is? Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. The good FIDO gives us a vacuum perigee at the present time of 23.6 with a flight path angle of minus 6.25 degrees. That's without a midcourse. He's kind of tossing around the idea of doing a midcourse-7 maneuver at 5 hours before entry. If we do it, it looks like it won't be more than 2 feet per second. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Jack, Houston. We verified that that COMM problem was a ground problem.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Thank you. That FIDO is really cooking today.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, he's having a ball.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It must be because we haven't made any waste water dumps.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You can tell Jay and David that I went for a whole flight and didn't use the bathroom.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

(Laughter) He copies that. David's here; he says you've kept him so busy he hasn't had time to work on his stereo all week.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jack, we'd like another volts and amps reading at your convenience.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. It's 39.2 volts; 1.6 amps.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Thank you. We copy; 39.2 volts, and 1.6 amps.