Fred Haise (LMP)

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

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.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Are we on mike now?

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Spoken on April 15, 1970, 9:42 p.m. UTC (47 years, 7 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet