Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Joe, do you have the … out for the …?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I'm not sure I copied that, Fred. If you asked me whether I had that powerup procedure, I don't have it for you, yet. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

No. The question was, do you have a … from the Moon burn.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Still didn't understand, Fred. I'm sorry.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We'll be able to get better COMM.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Fred, Houston. You want to try it, now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read, Houston?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's pretty good, Fred.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Two things: first of all, we noticed a …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Gol darn it. Just as you started talking, it got noisy again, Fred; try it again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Try it now, loud and slow.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jack had a question on how far out from the Moon are we now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

From the Moon we are now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Oh. Our little plot shows you just touching the 180-thousand-mile line. So you're about 40 K out from the Moon.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Okay. And the other thing is, we've noticed some fresh new particles floating around outside, so possibly the service module is starting to vent a little bit again.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that, Fred. On the O2 flow thing, we clearly saw the DEMAND REGULATOR go to OFF and back to CABIN. TELMU thinks that it's no big thing that you've seen a little change in flow due to the different resistance we've got in the circuit.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Recommend you go to OFF on the BIOMED switch. We never did get any BIOMED and it might clear up the COMM a little bit.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. How you read now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. That might be a little better.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We're on the 180—K line, right now.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

… It's 550 over there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It's … there.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Just split the difference.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I got a copy of the … K …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

That midcourse should be interesting. You know, the mode we're going to do it in.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Manual AGSDPS burn. We're controlling … TTCA attitude. …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

We can't help them too much. Actually it isn't bad … but … … goddamned unfortunate. In part, I get a feeling … now when I get … Just before … goes to zero in 1 second I'm going to pull them out …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Another burn that's never been done.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Go to the—Go to the technique for a lash and … it's the burn technique.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I'm sure they got something written out, maybe …

Fred Haise (LMP)

Well, hell, Jack. All you—you don't use a very good one … Just if you'll go … at your attitude reference for … and the g-meter backup. Because, really, you can almost … The command module and your odds are 60 to 40 that you're going to hit Earth blunt-end first, without any reference.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

… I didn't realize that. That proves you've got a little bit above 50-percent odds that you're going to enter blunt end, and -

Fred Haise (LMP)

We made an entry like that in Apollo 8 in a … with Houston, ol' Buzz went and turned on the command module heaters and left them on. The activators, they went, “Shooo!” both tanks; we had no gas. Just had a real slow rate … We actually went out in the console and started debriefing, but left it running and watched it; and the son of a bitch did a hop-skipout, a hopout, underneath …, but not much, and then we did a long hop … but—The second reentry, also, it did one … both times. It lucked out twice and made a real peculiar … They went to zero g …

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Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, we did, Jack. …