Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. 39.4 and 1.4. Thanks, Jack.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. How about—You ready for some other readouts, that you wanted there?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. BAT B, 37.0; pyro A, 37.0; pyro B, 37.0; SPS helium pressure, 3400; and nitrogen A and B—just for throwing it in for kicks, 2200 and 2400, respectively; and the injector temperature—stand by- The Sun went down. Okay. The injector temperature, 5 Charlie, 3.9; 5 Dog, 3.2; 6 Alfa, 3.6; 6 Baker, 3.9; 6 Charlie, 3.5; 6 Dog, 3.4; the battery manifold pressure, 1.4.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy all that, Jack. Thank you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You say, you figure you are going to be charging BAT A until about 126?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. About 126:30 is an estimate, Jack.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. You figure it will be fully charged then, huh?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. That's right. We'll have all the batteries up to about 116 amps-hours.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's better than 99, huh?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

How did all our systems look on …, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I didn't hear any complaints, but just a minute; let me make a detailed check.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jack, it's a general statement. It looks like temperatures have cooled off in the ballpark of 6 to 8 degrees cooler than what they were yesterday. Looks like everything is still within tolerance, but we're working up a detailed sheet of temperatures to send up to you, for your interest.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. That sounds good.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Vance, Joe brought up the alinement at EI minus 2 plus 30. Were you going to send up or have a discussion about that later on.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct, Jack. We just about have procedures in hand detail checklist-type procedures to send to you. In other words, a time line with reference to entry checklist and any changes in the entry checklist. So, if you have a few pages of scratch paper, why, I think we'll have that to you within an hour.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I'll be standing by.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

One other thing, Jack—You still with me?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

The stowage people have tried out this black-and-white TV camera into B-6 idea and they say even with the lens off, they can't get it in. So, I still recommend that it be stowed where we had it on the list. That's A-7.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jack, request another voltage/readout on BAT A and current on BAT charger.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. The volt 39.3, amp 1.3.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Copy 39.3 and 1.3.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jack, looks like the LM suit release valve has been bumped to AUTO again; request it —

Jack Swigert (CMP)

How's that right there?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. They say it looks good.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. We need another one of those voltage amps readouts and then maybe we will get off of your back for a little while.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Oh, don't worry about it. I'd like to have you talk with us. Volts and amps coming up.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. Volts 39.4, amps 1.25.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. EECOM's got it duly recorded.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No. Gee, I don't know what shift he is on. But he comes in later, I guess.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Actually, all the shifts are morning shifts to us.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

The Sun is always shining—All of the shifts are morning shifts to us, because the Sun is always shining.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Just for curiosity's sake, are we still holding entry angle at 6.25?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Jack, right now we're told that it's closer to 6, and—But they would like to track it some more. Looks like your next midcourse will be in the order of 2 to 3 foot per second.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I just got a good view of the Southern Cross, Alpha and Beta Centauri, and Atria.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We're still in good shape as far as water goes in the LM?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

The reason I ask is I'm assuming that we are, and I have no idea each time I pressurize the surge tank to get water out of the command module, how much I drop that surge tank and if we are in good shape as far as water goes in the LM, we'd like to fill a couple of drink bags to get some water for drinking purposes.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Have you run out of CM drinking water. yet, Jack?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Oh, no, we've got plenty of drinking water. I think the—I don't have any idea what the surge tank pressure is.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

— and I don't have any —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Stand by 1, Jack, and we'll give you an indication of how that water situation on the LM is—which is your question. Right?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. But I guess what I was really asking is, if you'd have any violent objections if we filled two drink bags from LM water rather than repressurizing the surge tank.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Also, Jim is asleep up there and we didn't want to bother him, either.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And, Jack, we'll be changing stations in 1 minute; so, we may have a temporary dropout in COMM.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. Go ahead. Loud and clear.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. We're going to bargain with you on this one. Instead of two, would—wish that you would just get just one bag full. That shouldn't do any harm; however —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

— we are not all that fat on water that we want to do any drinking out of the LM as a regular thing after this one bag. So would you let us know when you get the water out and give us a mark on it so we can watch the TM. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Fred-o is about to withdraw the water now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. We've withdrawn—oh, about 8 ounces of water.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. How's it taste?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It's—good. It's not quite as gaseous as that in the command module.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston—or rather, Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, Jack, we need another reading. Volts and amps.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. They're coming up.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Vance, you won't believe this, but Fred-o says it's 39.4 and 1.245.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Our EECOM is recording those numbers. Charlie Dumas, this time.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Not changing very fast, is it?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. 953 and 6068 on velocity, per FIDO.