Jim Lovell (CDR)

I just relieved the watch; just thought I'd find out how things are going.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Good morning; and understand you relieved the watch, and the rest was kind of blurry. Did you have any questions?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

No questions, Joe. Just …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. That was—That was loud and clear, that one there. Now we don't have a heck of a lot going on as you know we're working on the entry procedures. I've got preliminary copies, but we're not ready to pass—to pass it up to you. Looks like you're about 125 000 miles out, starting to—starting to really pick up speed, and the Astros won last night, and that's about all I've got. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. It's about time, at your convenience, for another volts and amps reading on the command module. For your information, we put 6 amp-hours back in the battery already and we've got about 14 to go. It's looking real good, and I also just got the word that the entry weather tomorrow is looking better all the time. Really looks great.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's good. When I went to bed last night, … a lot of rain …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Couldn't copy that, Jim. Sorry.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. 39.2 on the volts; 1.4 on the amps.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

39.2 and 1.4. Thank you.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Just for your information, in case it happened when you were off watch, the master caution circuit breaker is still pulled, and we're seeing the—the malfunction indication on the descent battery now, but all the parameters still look just as good as ever, and that's just for information.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I see the battery light flickering now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Recommend you ignore it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, it's volts and amps time again, at your convenience.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. If you gave me those readings, I didn't copy them. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. Do you read?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Okay; go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Volts, 39.3; amps, 1.25.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copied 39.3 and 1.25. Jim, did Jack tell you what your trajectory looks like? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Haven't got up to … on it. How about giving me a rundown?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We are looking at a vacuum perigee right now of 23.6; flight path angle of minus 6.25; and if we decide we want to trim that up, we're looking at a midcourse of about 2 feet per second. Your consumables, of course, are getting better all the time; we've got 163 hours of water, 230 hours of oxygen, and 172 hours worth of electrical power. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We would like to get another check from you on the propellant tank temperatures, as we did yesterday. And the procedure is to, on panel 16, circuit breaker PROPELLANT, DISPLAY/ENGINE, OVERRIDE/LOGIC to close. Then go to your display and read the tank 1 and tank 2 temperatures for us, and then open the circuit breaker again. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm closing now—the DISPLAY/ENGINE, OVERRIDE/LOGIC.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. And the reaction control temperatures are 65 in A and 65 in B.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We'd like the descent tank temperatures, too. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

67; oxidizer is 63; descent tank 1 … is 64; the oxidizer is … Did you copy? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hello, Houston. Did you copy the—the DPS display temperatures?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, I copied 63 and 64, which I think were the descent 1 temps, and that's all I got.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'll go over it again. I'm on descent 1, now and fuel is about 64, and oxidizer is 65, and I'll go to descent 2 —

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Thank you very much —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

— our descent 2. Okay. I've got descent 2 now right up on 67 and 66.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy that, and once again we'd like to get the volts and amps check in the command module. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm going to go up there and get it. Jack is—and Fred are asleep, so I'll be off the air a minute.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Volts, 39.3; amps, 1.2 zip.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy 39.3 and 1.20. And, Jim, I've got one more item for information for you. At—In about 45 minutes or so, you will get an H2O quantity caution light on the descent tank. We expect this. It occurs at 16 percent. And it's no problem, because we intend to run the tank dry just for drill. To reset the—the light, on panel 2, just set the O2 H2O QUANTITY MONITOR to the CAUTION/WARNING RESET position and the light will go away. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I understand. We're going to get a H2O warning light here shortly, and I'll reset it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston; go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Joe, we got the WATER warning light.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. The experts would like another volt and amp reading.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay; have them stand by.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston; go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Voltage is 39.3, amps 1.26.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Joe, you might pass to our friends in Crew Systems that lunar boots make great footwarmers.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I guess you need them up there, too. Is—is anybody sleeping in the command module right now, Jim?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Negative, Joe. It's just too cold in there. I got Fred stashed over here to my left. He's asleep and Jack's …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You can eliminate the chilldown procedure for reentry.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

(Laughter) Well, we figured we were in that mode now.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, this is Earth. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Go ahead, Earth; Aquarius here.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Earth is here, also; and, Jim, it is time for another one of those volt/amp checks. For your information, we've got that battery back up to 30 amp-hours now. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Hey, that sounds great. Jack's gone up to check it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You know, I think Aquarius is …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We've got garble now, Jim; I'm sorry.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Voltage 39.3, amps 1.26.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Jim, Houston. Have you guys put on any extra clothes to try and ward off the nip of Jack Frost? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, the lunar boots and two pair of underwear, and everyone is … crawl into their sleep restraints.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're a little reluctant to break out the suits.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes, that's understandable. You can always use them if you have to. I guess it's pretty hard to get extra coveralls on, huh?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, Joe, I didn't think we had any extra inflight garments aboard, but we're going to check right now.