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.

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?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It looks like the PTC is deteriorated enough that … the docking window of the LM, and …

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Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. We got part of your transmission. Understand the PTC has deteriorated quite a bit and you'd like to know what to do about it. Is that affirm?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Negative. How do you read now, Vance?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The only comment was that it has deteriorated to where the Moon is now coming through the overhead docking window now, in a portion of each pass, and about that time I just lose COMM on either antenna, so there's going to be a short period of time on each revolution where we're not going to have COMM.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We understand that and one more item for clarification on the water. We don't really know what your usage of potable is. That was purely an estimate assuming a fairly healthy usage.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Hey, Houston; Aquarius.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jack just took a look through the optics—through one REV, and he said they look good, loud and clear. He doesn't have any current condensate on either the sextant or telescope.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. Thanks for the info.

Fred Haise (LMP)

How do you read, Vance?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. I'm reading you weakly, Fred. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

With all this other procedures you've been working on there, I thought I was going to have a new one for you. How to get four gingerbread cubes apart; I think they were stuck together with epoxy.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

This is in the food bag?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

That's to stand loads of launch and boost.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Roger. Tool B did the trick.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Hey, Fred. John says you can use the dikes on it to get them apart.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that probably wouldn't have crumbled them as badly.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I generally don't use the subtle approach. You can tell we're feeling pretty good, Vance, when we start complaining about the food.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Yes. That's good to hear.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

I think everybody's feeling better down here, too.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Fred, we have you on the Goldstone big dish now, and our COMM is much better. If you'd like would you turn the BIOMED switch on to either crewman there.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Stand by. I'll have to plug in first.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Vance. How do you read on baseband.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

We read you just—Stand by.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. We're receiving your MED data; it was a little slow in coming in.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, Aquarius. Are you calling?

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Negative. No call from here.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, Vance, this is Aquarius.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jim's coming back on the line, and I'll be unhooking on the BIOMEDs, and you want us to go back to the SPA DOWN VOICE BACKUP?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Jim doesn't have his BIOMED rigged on right now, so … DOWN VOICE …

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. You're too weak on that last. I understand you're disconnecting, and your BIOMED will be off. Say again about Jim, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. How do you read now?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. All I said was Jim doesn't have his BIOMED rigged right now so I'll go back to DOWN VOICE BACKUP SPA and Jim's coming on the line.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. We copy you're in DOWN VOICE BACKUP.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'm thinking about the last 10 hours. We've lost our suit compressors.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Because we don't want to use the power.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, that's what I'm saying. We can use these fans right here and use the circulate air right through the use of those fans.