Unidentified crew member

(Laughter)

Jim Lovell (CDR)

So what did they put on my LEVA?

Fred Haise (LMP)

No. He didn't want it. There she goes, gang. The Moon.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. Since the first recommendation on how to maneuver PTC didn't work out, we have another one. And you might try this. Put yaw at zero, then start the roll, and the pitch after that.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. I do now. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Key moment Mission control describes the 'mailbox' CO2 scrubbers: Okay. You guys just tell me what sort of material you had in mind to build this mailbox out of, and Jack and I will go to work on trying to construct that thing. Assume we'll use the space-age baling wire or the gray tape?

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. We have a lengthy procedure here; but, in short, you use plastic as a covering for the whole thing. You put some kind of a stiffener at the top so the plastic doesn't suck against the LOI—LiOH enter—entrance side. You'll—You need gray tape to stick the whole thing together, and you need something like a sock to put in the—the bottom so that the outlet side is plugged up. As it turns out, the flow is rather U-shaped through the cartridge, Fred. It, if you plug up the bottom, it comes in one side of the top and goes out the other.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. (Sigh) Hold on a minute. Let—Let us go get a cartridge and with it in hand, I'll speak to you some more.

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Vance. Go ahead.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Really, I think we should give you a more detailed procedure on that; and, in general, those are the materials that are to be used, but let us get back with a detailed procedure on how to make this cartridge arrangement work.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And to answer your question about PTC, Vance, it's rather difficult to use yaw in zero right away. So what I'm doing, yaw is working toward zero right now. Pitch is working toward 90, and roll is working toward—zero. So, we—We're just going to take some time to get there, that's all.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Quite a bit of noise now. I understand you're still having a problem getting there with the PTC.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

We are getting there slowly.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Let's try FORWARD OMNI.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know, it looks …

Fred Haise (LMP)

I don't know, it looks that way.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Houston. How do you read, now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, how do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Loud and clear, now. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I switched to FORWARD OMNI, now.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

They're … off. They can't stop pitch.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That would only use fuel.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

… and stick it around that way.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Must have the wrong thing, there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, yes. That was pretty.

Fred Haise (LMP)

That didn't sound very good.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

They're a hell of a long ways away.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, we're not moving that fast to Earth.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, we're already … this time, huh?

Fred Haise (LMP)

… to the trajectory.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Yes, I've been trying to get roll out. Roll to zero. Just go ahead to zero, I'm going to put it in ATT HOLD. Then it'll take out yaw, leaving pitch the way it is; then we're going to pitch down.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We've got to think about when we have to start changing that canister.