Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred-o. Okay. This is “Entry, LM PREP.” Starts EI minus 6 hours. At that time, you power up the ACS. I think I'll give you a line at a time and, when I hear you say okay on that, I'll go to the next. That sound reasonable?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll go hot mike briefly.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, how do you read now?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. I read you okay, Fred. Okay. Battery 5 —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Battery 5 NORMAL FEED ON is the first step.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance. That—Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Use modified LM DPS/RCS 30-minute activation checklist.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

EI minus 5 hours. Midcourse-7, if required. Next: LM preentry procedure. And, Fred, the time on LM preentry procedure is just —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. The time on the LM preentry procedure is just as soon as you finish midcourse-7, or 5 hours -

Fred Haise (LMP)

All right, go ahead, Vance.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I've got this TEI minus 5 hours, MCC-7 if required, and now you're going to start me a new procedure called LM preentry procedure. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Maneuver to SM SEP attitude. Configure for CSM hotfire.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Under that, DEADBAND, MAX; and ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to PULSE.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Perform CSM hotfire. Maneuver back to SM SEP attitude.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And under that, ATTITUDE CONTROL, PITCH and ROLL, PULSE; YAW, MODE CONTROL.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, EI minus 4 hours, 30 minutes. Configure for CM/SM SEP.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Hold on a minute.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That was EIEI minus 4-1/2?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. That's EI minus 4-1/2 hours, configure for SM SEP.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm, and under that, BALANCE COUPLE, ON.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

AGS 404, plus 0; 405, plus 0; 406, plus 0; and 470, read out.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Translate plus-X at 0.5 feet per second.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Then CM/SM SEP. After SEP, null 470 —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

After SEP, null 470 to 0.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

ATTITUDE CONTROL, three of them, to PULSE.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Pitch to acquire service module for photos.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Note: use ACA for control.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We can use the ACA now for control.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. EI minus 3 hours, maneuver and ATT HOLD for Moon view, attitude —

Fred Haise (LMP)

Wait a minute. Was that maneuver in ATT HOLD for Moon view. Is that right?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

For—That's affirm.—For Moon view attitude until CM platform release.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It says maneuver in ATT HOLD for Moon view attitude until CM platform release.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Better worded, it would have been maneuver and hold in attitude for Moon view, et cetera.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. That's mainly for Jack to be able to get it in the optics, you mean.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes, that's correct. Okay, Fred —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Could you give us a readback on everything up to this point?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll go back to NORMAL VOICE. It might—Or is this pretty clear?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The master title, “Entry, LM PREP, EI minus 6 hours.” First, BAT 5 NORMAL FEED, ON; second, use modified LM DPS/RCS, 30-minute activation checklist. Next, is at TEI minus 5 hours, MCC-7, if required. Now, we have a LM preentry procedure. First, we maneuver to service module SEP attitude. Second, configure for CSM hotfire. Under that, DEADBAND MAX, and ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to PULSE. Thirdly, perform CSM hotfire. Fourth, we—The LM maneuvers back to SM SEP attitude, with ATTITUDE CONTROLs, PITCH and ROLL to PULSE, ATTITUDE CONTROL, YAW, to MODE CONTROL. Now, you got that so far, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct so far, Fred-o.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. At EI minus 4-1/2 hours, configure for SM SEP. First, BALANCE COUPLE, ON. Secondly, zero the counters in AGS; 404, 405, 406, plus 0; read out 470. Thirdly, translate plus-X to 0.5 foot per second. Fourth, CM/SM SEP. Fifth, after SEP, null 470 to 0. Sixth, ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to PULSE. Seventh, pitch to acquire service module for photos. And a note, use the ACA for control. Last, we had—you gave me was TEI minus 3 hours. Maneuver in ATT HOLD for Moon view until the CM platform release.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Only—Only a minor point that we just picked up. At the very top, EI minus 6 hours, the title is “power up,” above BAT 5 NORMAL FEED, ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The title above BAT 5 NORMAL FEED, ON, is “power up.”

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And on the last, it was maneuver and ATT HOLD for Moon view attitude until CM platform release. I think that's what you read. Okay. Ready to go on? EI minus—Are you there?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Next is—Okay. Next is TEI minus what, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

It's—It's EI minus 2-1/2 hours, Fred.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. EI minus 2-1/2.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. The title, “Power removal from CM LM umbilical.”

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. “Power removal from CM LM umbilical.”

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct. Next, assumes—This assumes all descent batteries on line.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll put that as a note.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And ASCENT BATTERIES 5 and 6 on NORMAL FEED.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. This assumes all descent BATs on line, and ASCENT BATs 5 and 6 on NORMAL FEED. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Next, CSM CB LM POWER 1, MAIN B to open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CSM, CB LM POWER 1, MAIN B, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Next. CB, LM POWER 2, MAIN B, open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CSM, CB LM POWER 2, MAIN B, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

CB EPS SENSOR SIGNAL, MAIN B to open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CB EPS SENSOR SIGNAL, MAIN B, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, the LM. CB, EPS panels 11 and 16, CROSS TIE BALANCE LOADS to close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. On the LM side now. CB EPS 11, panels 11 and 16, CROSS TIE BAL LOADS, close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct. Next, CB EPS panel 16, BAT FEED TIE, two of them, open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. LM, CB EPS, panel 16, BAT FEED TIE, two, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. CB EPS 16, ASCENT ECA CONTROL to close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CB EPS panel 16, ASCENT ECA CONTROL, close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Correct. BATTERY 1, HI VOLT—HIGH VOLTAGE to OFF/RESET.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BATTERY 1, HI VOLT, OFF/RESET.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BATTERY 5, HI VOLT—or, it should be BATTERY 5 NORMAL FEED to OFF/RESET.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Or did you mean battery 2?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. I think that's what he meant.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We mean BATTERY 5 to OFF/RESET.

Fred Haise (LMP)

BATTERY 5, NORMAL FEED—NORMAL FEED, OFF/RESET. Got you.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. BAT 2, LOW VOLTAGE, OFF/RESET then ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BATTERY 2, LOW VOLT, OFF/RESET, then ON.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Next. BAT 2, HI VOLT, OFF/RESET, then ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You still there, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. I didn't catch your readback, Fred.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, okay. The last item was item 9, and that was BAT 2, LOW VOLT, OFF/RESET, then ON.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. After that, I gave another one. BAT 2, HI VOLT, OFF/RESET, then ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BAT 2, HI VOLT, OFF/RESET, then ON.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Correct. BAT 1, HI VOLT, ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BAT 1, HI VOLT, ON.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. BAT 5, NORMAL FEED, ON.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

CB, EPS, 16, BAT FEED TIE, two of them, closed.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CB, EPS, 16, BAT FEED TIE, two, closed.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Next. The LMP should transfer to the CM.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll underline that one. LMP transfer to CM.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Don't let them forget you.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And just before LMP transfer to CM, we'd like to have you add another step, Fred. That is —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That is, CB, EPS, ASCENT ECA CONTROL, open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You want CB—CB, EPS, that's on 16, I assume, ASCENT ECA CONTROL, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Affirm. Okay. This is EI minus 1 hour 45 minutes, next.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Maneuver to CM LM JETT attitude.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And you'll have a pad for that attitude.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Maneuver to CM LM JETT attitude.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Matter of fact, Jack has a listing of your pads there, Fred-o, so you can review them after this is over.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

EI minus 1 hour 35 minutes. Configure —

Fred Haise (LMP)

EI minus 1 hour 30.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct. Configure for jettison.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Under that, verify CM free.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, the COMM configuration. S-BAND, PM, PRIM.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hold on. Say again now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, COMM configuration.

Fred Haise (LMP)

This is for the command module?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Negative. The step above for CM free was command module, but the COMM is for LM again.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. S-BAND, PM, PRIMARY, PRIMARY again, OFF, PCM, RANGE, OFF, and HI.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Our S-BAND CONFIG is: PM, PRIM, PRIM, OFF, PCM, RANGE, OFF, HI.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct. Stand by 1.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Do you have any druthers about which OMNI?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Select—Did you say AFT, or best?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I was wondering if that's still going to be best after it leaves—But, okay. Select best OMNI at the time.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Okay. We've covered COMM, Fred. Next, ECS.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Under ECS, FORWARD DUMP valve, close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. FORWARD DUMP valve, close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF, AUTO.

Fred Haise (LMP)

SUIT CIRCUIT RELIEF to AUTO.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

CABIN GAS RETURN, EGRESS.

Fred Haise (LMP)

CABIN GAS RETURN, EGRESS.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

SUIT GAS DIVERTER, EGRESS.

Fred Haise (LMP)

GAS DIVERTER, EGRESS.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

SUIT ISOLATION valves, two of them, DISCONNECT.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. ISO valves, two, to SUIT DISCONNECT.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. PRESSURE REGs A and B, close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

REGs A and B to close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

CABIN REPRESS valve, close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

REPRESS VALVE, close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How many more steps, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Maybe you need a scroll, yet.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I want to ask him why all these steps just to get rid of a LM that's going to burn up in a half hour. Seems ridiculous. God damn it. Too many guys —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. The last one was SUIT FAN, OFF. Hey, Jim, Deke said he thought you were asleep.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. All these steps woke me up.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We'll try to be quieter. Except I don't know how. Okay, Fred-o —

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I got my audio breaker on.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Did you get SUIT FAN, OFF?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Circuit breakers, panel—circuit breaker panel 16 rather. ECS, CABIN REPRESS to open.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. CB panel 16, ECS, CABIN REPRESS, open.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. OVERHEAD DUMP VALVE, closed. Maybe Jim has a point there, though.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. OVERHEAD DUMP VALVE close, and it is already.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. Okay. That's all for the ECS. Next, ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, to MODE CONTROL.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Oh, stand by 1, Fred. We'd like to—change the position of that ATTITUDE CONTROL, three, MODE CONTROL to be just under CM free. That's a more convenient time.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, I agree. Okay. Under, it'll be my item B, after verify CM free, it's ATT CONTROL, three, to MODE CONTROL.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

And, along with that, DEADBAND, MAX.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Three to MODE CONTROL, comma, DEADBAND to MAX.

Fred Haise (LMP)

If I don't sound too clear, it's because I'm holding a flashlight between my teeth.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I think I'm—I'm up with you. Go ahead, Vance.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Now again down at the bottom beneath ECS, verify transfer list.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Verify transfer list.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

IVT to CM, and close hatch.

Fred Haise (LMP)

What was that—What was the first part of that?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Transfer yourself to the CM. Or rather, IVT, that's the commander to the CM, and close hatch.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Actually, it's commander transfer to CM and you mean close hatches. Plural, right?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. That's all for the time line, Fred. Now the contingency checklist, if it's handy.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Turn to 30-minute activation on page 24.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Now, at this point, you have this section marked up already, so what I give you now represents additional DELTAs to your previously marked up checklist.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. That's all right. I've got a different color pen, so it'll show up nicely. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Okay. Go down to item 4.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Verify ACS STATUS switch, OFF. That's an addition.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Do you mean, under IVT to the LM, number 4, RCS SYSTEM A/B-2, QUADs 4, AUTO? That 4?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. Yes. It's the—the only 4 on that page 24 and it's a—presently has after it RCS SYSTEM A/B-2, QUADs, 4, to AUTO. Under that put —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

— put verify AGS STATUS switch to OFF.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Verify AGS STATUS switch OFF.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. At the bottom of the page—Okay. You already have that. MODE CONTROL, both, OFF.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, page 26, circuit breakers.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. First row is okay as is. Second row, under FLIGHT DISPLAYS, GASTA should be closed.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Under AC BUS A, close GASTA.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. GASTA FLIGHT DISPLAYS and AC BUS A will be closed.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. That's all on the second line. Now the third line, under STABILITY and CONTROL, ATCA (PGNS) to closed.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. ATCA (PGNS) to close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's all on that line. Fourth line, near the right side, LGC STANDBY to close. And —

Fred Haise (LMP)

Wait a minute. You mean LGC/DSKY.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. IMU OPERATE, close.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance. IMU OPERATE, close.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's correct. Okay. Fourth row is okay as is. Now we would like to add—add in a late arrival to row two. Under —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Under FLIGHT DISPLAYS, MISSION TIMER, closed.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. FLIGHT DISPLAYS, MISSION TIMER, closed. We can look at the ghosties right to the end.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes, that's right. Okay. That's all for that page, Fred. That should add up to six circuit breakers all closed, on that page.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Have we looked seriously now at just the essential things required to make a safe LM jettison? We're not—I don't think we have the time to really do any engineering data that people might want to look at as this thing goes into the atmosphere.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Well, Jim. I—I think that that was what everybody aimed for, and people down here feel that it's the essentials, that it's what you need.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, we'll do everything you think is essential, but I just don't want to be throwing switches at the last minute. What we're really thinking about, getting that command module in good shape.

Tom Stafford

Hey, Jim. This is Tom. The only reason we're bringing up the PGNS is to have another reference system just to control the LM when you jettison the thing. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Okay, Tom. It's—I thought the—an AGS ATT HOLD would have been sufficient for this, when we first thought about this.

Tom Stafford

Yes. I agree. But we decided just in case we have any glitch with the AGS, we want to make sure we get that LM off in a good shape. And I agree with you on keeping out all the garbage on it.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, would you like to have —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Would you like to have us play you some guitar music to put you to sleep?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

(Laughter) Oh, you know how to get to a guy.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

We'll even have a 12-string guitar for you, Jimbo.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'm looking at panel 16 now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No—No changes to panel —

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

No changes to panel 16.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Right. Okay. At the top of the page, under step 4, just above “VHF/S-band activation,” put in, “Delete POWER AMP and LGC.” These are caution lights.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You mean delete PREAMP.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I'm sorry. PREAMP and LGC.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Under “VHF/S-band activation and checkout,” step 2, we have changes to the COMM as fellows.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Scratch—Scratch out the DOWN and DOWN VOICE. That leaves—That'll give you VOICE.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. That's the way we had it last time.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. And, we'd like to insert RANGING.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Instead of OFF/RESET put RANGING.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Under “PGNS turn-on,” add in steps 1 and 2 again, which are NO ATTITUDE light off, VERB 96 ENTER, and set EVENT TIMER.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Steps 1 and 2 back in.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. And underneath “Set EVENT TIMER,” add the following: VERB 25 NOUN 07, ENTER; 1257, ENTER.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Go ahead, Vance.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. If you got the 1257, ENTER, then 252, ENTER and ENTER.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. After event, set EVENT TIMER, it's VERB 25 NOUN 07, ENTER; 1257, ENTER; 252 ENTER; ENTER.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. And this activates your upfiring jets.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Say the last again, Vance.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. What this does, Fred, is activate upfiring jets.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

They're all—actually, all vertical jets.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Next, same page, under “DAP set gimbal drive,” go to step 2. Okay. Add in after NOUN 46, 32021.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Proceeding on down below the NOUN 47, to the PROCEED, insert VERB 34, ENTER, after the PROCEED. And that would come before the NOUN 48.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. To PRO and then do a VERB 34.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Okay. We have some noise here, Fred. Stand by a minute.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I switched OMNIs. How's that?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, that helped. Okay. No changes now on 29, 30, and 31. Next page is 32.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. At the very first step above “GUIDANCE CONTROL, AGS,” put in VERB 76, ENTER.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. VERB 76, ENTER.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Below “GUIDANCE CONTROL, AGS,” the third step should be changed to be MODE CONTROL, both, to ATT HOLD.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You want MODE CONTROL, both, to ATT HOLD.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. At minus 6—6 hours—or 6 minutes rather, under MODE CONTROL, PGNS, ATT HOLD, which was scratched out, insert VERB 41 NOUN 20, ENTER, and three more ENTERs. So—So it's as shown in your procedure there.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Below that, put in DEDA, 400 plus 5.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. DEDA, 400 plus 5.