Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Apollo 13, Houston. We have a CSM state vector to send you. Request P00 and ACCEPT at your convenience.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. There's P00 and ACCEPT.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

13, the computer is yours again.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, going back to BLOCK.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Key moment The crew take some photographs of Earth: Looks like picture-taking time again.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Earth should be coming into view.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Stand by, Vance. 3, 2, 1 -

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Earth starting to look pretty small now?

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Well, looking at here, Vance, it's hard to be convinced it's even the Earth. All we see is water and clouds.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Well, I guess that's what we want. We want pictures of weather, right, clouds.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes, about half of it's covered with clouds.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. Go ahead.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Van. Ready to copy in the torquing angles of the P52 option 3?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm—that's affirm, but stand by.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We've got them. Go ahead with the torquing, Jack.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. That was stars 20 and 27 and star-angle difference is five balls, and the time at torquing would be 10 hours 40 minutes 15 seconds.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

1 hour 40 minutes and 15 seconds; 20 and 27, stars; and five balls. Roger.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Time to look out your window for us again.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Jim, we're coming up on a handover between sites. You might lose COMM momentarily.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Understand handover, we might lose the COMM.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

You should have the Earth coming into view here shortly.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We got a new CAP COMM now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Negative, Houston. Say again.