Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

No. We don't want you to do that. Read me your FDAI angles, and let's compare them with what we have down here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. You're looking at them in the DSKY. I've got roll of 8.47; pitch of about 0.51; and yaw looking at about 3.750.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Those are very close—I guess all you need to do is trim them up a bit.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I plan to do a final trim—AUTO trim, and then a four-jet translation.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. For fuel conservation, we'd prefer you to trim it up MIN IMPULSE, and there's really very little trim required; and then go ahead and do it AGS. We're on the expected fuel usage, but we're just being old ladies about it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Understand. My only question, Joe, is the fact that both the roll and the yaw needles did not go to null when I did an AUTO maneuver. I'd tried to go manually to the attitude; and then went to AUTO, but the roll and the yaw do not come in at all.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. I haven't got an answer on that yet, but your attitude looks very close.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I can take it on …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, Aquarius. I'm not sure that if I follow and null the needles, that will be the proper attitude.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Stand by 1, Jim. We're talking about it. It's going to be very close; in any event, close enough.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Jim, just for your information, I have the entry pad. I have the landing area weather summary, which you probably don't even have to copy, but which I'll read up to you when you're ready; and some stars for Jack that I'm holding for him for later on.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Joe, Jack says all the injector temperatures, he just checked them again, and they're all over 3.9 —

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That they're all over 3.9 now. Thanks a lot.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

You can tell him that it's looking good to us. They were even happy with the previous ones.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, my only question, Houston, is do you want me to null the PGNS needle manually?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Stand by 1 more minute, Jim.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. I guess the basic question is comparing the balls here and out the window it doesn't look too unreasonable, and I guess Jim says the COAS is yawed and roll slightly off from what he might eyeball; but yet, the FDAI air needles for PGNS are showing a full scale left in roll and full scale left in yaw. …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It appears if we track those we, obviously, aren't going to be on the attitude that we burned the last midcourse.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Well, this attitude we passed you is not quite alined to the terminator, and stand by on this.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

It should be off about 8 degrees, FLIGHT.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

How you doing there, Houston?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh, we're getting there, Jim. We're—we're all agreed that you're almost, but not quite, in the proper attitude, and we're just trying to get you one firm recommendation on how to proceed from here.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I have nulled the null—roll needle and the pitch needle now and I'm yawed—rolled left now. I'm rolled left about 9 degrees.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Understand the needles are nulled.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

The yaw isn't, but the pitch and roll are.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Here's the big story. Your attitude really looks quite good except in roll, and we'd like you to do the following. In MIN impulse PGNS, we'd like you to trim to zero pitch, which is about where you are now; to 008 degrees in roll, which is about 16 degrees from your present roll attitude; and to zero degrees in yaw, which is about where you are now. Then we'd like you to do the body-axis aline 400 plus 5, 400 plus 0. PITCH and ROLL to PULSE, select AGS, do the burn in AGS. How does that sound? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm rolled the wrong way; that is what you're saying, right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And you know I can't roll in minimum impulse. I've got to use TTCAs.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's right, Jim. Sorry.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And you don't want me to automatically trim 5018, I take it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirm, Jim. Don't trim 5018.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We just want you to cycle on through P41 to get the average g and burn it out.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Just for your information, we see 3.0 in register 1. We read you up 3.1 on the pad. The actual DELTA-V was 3.05, and they warned me that it might come out 3.0.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. That's a little burn.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Your attitude looks real good. We will give you a mark at 10 minutes to the burn, which is in 28 seconds.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We'll burn it in AGS and use the AGS ball.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Right. I was looking at the wrong clock, and we're a little under 10 minutes now. I'll give you a mark at 9 minutes. Okay?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. We have 10 seconds until 9 minutes to the burn. 3, 2, 1 -

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Very well. That agrees with our event timer.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. About 3 minutes to go, and we're all squared away.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Aquarius; Houston. Roger that. And we're standing by for your body-axis aline and your zeroing 404, 405, 406, going to 470.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You'd asked—you'd asked me before, Joe, to go 400 plus 3, which I did. I assume you've changed the script again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We did tell you to do that awhile ago, and it doesn't matter; you're looking good.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. It looks like we had a minus 0.2 bias at 470. We're burning.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We're tweaking now, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Aquarius, Houston. You're good right where you are.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. If you're happy, can we maneuver to service module SEP attitude now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Aquarius.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And I'm pitching up to the proper attitude.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're looking at it.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And it's again necessary to use the TTCA to pitch.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Recommend you terminate P41.

Deke Slayton

Hey, Jim, have you broken into the medical kit per my recommendation a few hours ago?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. Everything is taken care of Deke.

Deke Slayton

Okay, fine. You might hit it again in about 2 hours.