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)

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.

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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.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger that.

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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.