Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

We have high bit rate; we are standing by for the VERB 74 ENTER and the E-MOD dump.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Loud and clear. VERB 74 coming down.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

And I'll be ready for your P27 update.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Understand you are in P00 and ACCEPT. Verify OMNI Charlie.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Joe, we are OMNI Charlie. We have little bit better signal strength on another OMNI.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Odyssey; Houston. Select your own best OMNI and then repeat VERB 74 ENTER. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Odyssey; Houston. We are locked on solid high bit rate now; repeat the VERB 74 ENTER. Over. Delay that; hold the VERB 74 1 minute. Wait.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

You're too late, Joe; it's coming down.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Odyssey, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We are going to skip the E-MOD dump for right now and get the uplink in.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. P00 and ACCEPT.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. P00 and ACCEPT. And, Jack, you can go ahead with the IMU and optics powerup. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

… unable to read any BAT B voltage. We do have current, though, on BAT B.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

You're looking good on the ground, Odyssey.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And I think the reason you don't read voltage is it's a circuit breaker that we have called as being out.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Odyssey, Houston. The uplink is going well. We have one more load to get in.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Is the computer mine now, Joe?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. We'd like the VERB 74 ENTER, and it'll take less than a minute for E-MOD dump.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Jack, Houston. It'll be 100 seconds on that.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Can I go to BLOCK on the UP TELEMETRY?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Odyssey, Houston. You can go to UP TEL BLOCK. Over,

Jack Swigert (CMP)

UP TEL BLOCK and the computer is mine.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Not yet, Jack. We're still in the E-MOD dump. And, Aquarius, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're coming up on time for the coarse aline, Jim, so you can hold your attitude real good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Odyssey, Houston. The computer is yours. You can press on.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. He just did the coarse aline. I'm going to the jettison attitude.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. I copied that you—that he's completed the coarse aline; he's going into the P52 now? Is that right?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Let me check. I think he is.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. You're staying at your present attitude, aren't you?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes. We'll—I'll stay in the present attitude.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. I got a 220 alarm here. …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Odyssey, Houston. Have you set the drift light and the REFSMMAT light? Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

You were noisy; I didn't copy. Have you set the drift and REFSMMAT flag?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. I don't have a star in the sextant. I'm going to hunt for it in a minute.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. Can you give me any stars that I might try here?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. Vega and Altair should be good. Vega is 36, Altair is 40.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We'll give that a try.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. And you might look for them in the telescope if they're not in the sextant right off. They should be close to the crosshairs.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. I got all that material that's venting from the bottom of the command module.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I have an RCS light, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. That's the one we warned you about some time ago. Low helium; no sweat.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. There's a star angle difference with stars 36 and 40.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

An odd maneuver, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that. Copy you're maneuvering to the LM JETT attitude. Is that right?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I'm going to torque those gimbal angles.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Torque them, babe, full stroke gimbal.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

There it is. Okay. I'll do a star check.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Odyssey. You're suddenly ahead of the time line.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Odyssey, Houston. Request OMNI Bravo.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston. The sextant star check passes.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I did a star check, and it passes. It puts that star right in the telescope.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Good enough. You can press on in the checklist, Jack.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Find out LM gimbal lock, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

It's the command module's gimbal lock I'm worried about.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. If you concur, we would be inclined to recommend that you go to AGS for the maneuver because you'll have to be there later on anyway.