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)

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.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Right.

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Spoken on April 16, 1970, 2:08 p.m. UTC (51 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet