Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Jim, we noticed you just went to AUTO and back to CLOSE on the SUIT RELIEF valve. Is everything okay?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We didn't do that intentionally. Stand by.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, maybe you didn't. Incidentally, you're less than 24 hours to go.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. What happened was, our lithium hydroxide device here got caught in the suit relief valve. It is closed now. That's where you want it, right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Joe, just a reminder; now that you mention it—that it's less than 24 hours to go, what I'd like to do, and I have aboard all the procedures that you are working up; so I can run through them with the crew, and make sure that we get all our signals straight.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that, Jim. We are trying to get the procedures finished and up to you as quickly as we can. They exist. What's going on now is the guys are running them in the CMS/LMS, integrate, to make darn sure that the attitudes are correct and the time line is nice and relaxed and all that good stuff. And they won't be finished that run for another few hours. However, we expect to have an overall time line and a sequence of events for you before that time, and we'll start with the procedures as soon as they get ready. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. That's good. I think … ought to go back to the original procedures we have on board and modify them as we have the time to.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Roger. We're going to do that to the maximum extent possible. And it looks reasonably feasible. To begin with in the command module we're going to have to send you some separate sequences for powering it up a little bit at a time. The closer we get to entry the more we get on the checklist. By the time we're about at EI minus 45 we're on the checklist all the way.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And just as a reminder, don't forget our stowage problem. We—We still have to do quite a bit of stowage of the drogue and probe in the LM, and, et cetera.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that. We've got a team working on that, and incidentally, one of the information items that they want to know is which lithium hydroxide containers in the command module are empty. They just want to know that for weight and balance—and there's no rush about it —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Another note of interest to the crew systems people—Tell them that they don't have to bother putting the refrigerator onboard. I just brought out some hot dogs, and they're practically frozen.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

(Laughter) Okay. We copy that, Jim.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'd like another volt, amp reading, Jim.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Roger that. And, Jim, we ought to have a—an entry time line to discuss with you in one hour.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Your volts and amps time, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That goes like the Amos and Andy show.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Houston, Aquarius. Guess what.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. What? Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Are you really going up there, and looking at them?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's what the meters say.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We show the SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF valve is back in the AUTO position, and we'd like to have it off for good scrubbing. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Have you seen … out there?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… up there—about … of the scrubbers. If you think …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. No sweat. Jim, in a few minutes I'm going to be coming at you with the—with the overall time line for tomorrow morning. You might want to think about taking a few notes, although we don't have detailed procedures for you at this time. Maybe you want to have Fred or Jack listen. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right. We're all set to copy.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.