Fred Haise (LMP)

The L-shaped bag is …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Since you went ahead and used the PLSS condensate container, we got the procedure in for using it. I'm not going to read it up to you except that it cautions a little bit about shaking it too much or about filling it too full, because they feel that if you do that the vent valve might unseat and the bag might leak a little bit. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We haven't removed it from its stowage spot. We just left it right in place, and just—he mated the tank at the end of the cable and hooked right into that.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Understand. That's satisfactory and recommended that you leave it in the stowage spot. That should help the situation.

Fred Haise (LMP)

We got a—we got another flow shower going on outside. Particles, seeing them vented against the service module. Jack thinks it may be an H2 vent. …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that. What window are you looking at it out of, Fred?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Out the LM docking window.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

The docking window. Roger that. Somebody just handed me your latest consumables status report, and you're using between 11 to 12 amps an hour real steady, and it looks real good.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe, what are you showing for GET now?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I think you wanted the GET, Jack, and the present GET is 96 hours 21 minutes. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And Jack, Houston. For your information, FIDO tells me that we are in the Earth's sphere of influence and we're starting to accelerate.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

I thought it was about time we crossed. Thank you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

We're on our way back home.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

There's something that puzzles me, Joe. Vance mentioned yesterday that the planned entry is a CMC-guided entry, so I'm kind of curious as how are we going to get the alinement.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Did you say how we're going to get guidance? Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

No. How are we going to get a platform alinement?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We got a number of interesting ideas on that and the latest one I've heard is to power up the LM platform and aline it, and aline the CM platform to it.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. That sounds good.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. And we're working out detailed procedures on that, Jack.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Over.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We are taking our final look at the mid-course procedures and we have a question as to the present position of one of the switches. The switch is the AGS STATUS switch on panel 6. We'd just like to know where it's at.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. The AGS STATUS switch is OFF.

Unidentified crew member

Houston, Aquarius.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

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Unidentified crew member

Okay, Vance. I just heard a little thump, sounded like down in the descent stage, and I saw a new shower of snow flakes come up that looked like they were emitted from down that way. We've already decided though—I wonder what the SUPERCRIT pressure looked like now.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Understand you saw a thump in the descent stage and a few snow flakes. We'll take a look down here, see if we see anything.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Fred, we don't see anything wrong. For example, your SHe appears to be okay as far as we can see. The thing we don't have data on, is the … tank down there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. And I doubt if it would have been that anyway.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. While we have you on the horn —

Fred Haise (LMP)

We're still getting -

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Roger. Still getting it.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

While you're on the horn, be advised our calculations show you might be running out of potable water in the CSM pretty soon. Also, that you might start to have hydrogen tank venting in the CSM and a question. Next time Jack looks through the sextant and telescope, we'd like him to see how it looks. Do you have anything on the optics, any specks or anything?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, Aquarius. How do you read?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, we read you 4 by 4. Go ahead.