Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. AFT OMNI.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I beat you to it, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes. I thought you did, but I thought I'd say it anyway.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius; Houston. That attitude looks pretty good. How's Jack getting along?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

He's getting along, all set to go. And I'm going to go into PGNS ATT HOLD.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Again for fuel-consumption reasons, we'd like you to go back to the AGS mode you were in rather than PGNS ATT HOLD. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm in PGNS MINIMUM IMPULSE right now while we're firing. And I'll go back to the AGS mode.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. PGNS MIN IMPULSE is okay; AGS is okay too. It's your choice.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Soon as we get rid of the service module, Joe, I think I'll be able to maneuver a lot better.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Jack just reported that all thrusters fired on both rings.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. Understand; that's SM JETT, 138:12. It's not that time critical, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Can we do it at any time, Joe?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I think so, but let me check. Aquarius, Houston. That's affirmative. You can jettison the service module when you are ready; no big rush, but any time.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We recommend that you use the AGS for the separation maneuver, because we'd like to get the proper weight in for the DAP before we use the PGNS again.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. We will. Stand by.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Key moment "There's one whole side of the spacecraft missing": SM SEP.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius; Houston. I recommend you terminate AVERAGE G. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, I've got her, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Beautiful, beautiful. And for you information, Jim, you'll be coming up on an RCS caution light for helium. No sweat. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And there's one whole side of that spacecraft missing.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right by the—Look out there, will you? Right by the high gain antenna, the whole panel is blown out, almost from the base to the engine.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, it looks like it got to the SPS bell, too, Houston.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Think it zinged the SPS engine bell, huh?

Fred Haise (LMP)

That's the way it looks; unless that's just a dark brown streak. It's really a mess.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jim. We'd like you to get some pictures, but we want you to conserve RCS. Don't make unnecessary maneuvers.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Jim; Houston. In particular, of course, we don't want any translation maneuvers.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Right on that. Joe, you realize that when I went up to the SM SEP attitude, I had to use TTCA to do it.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirm. We know that. That's okay.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

All right. She's drifting right down in front of our windows now, Houston.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Joe, I'm now looking down the SPS bell, and it looks—looks okay on the inside; maybe it is just a streak.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that, Fred. Was the bell deformed on the outside or just nicked or what?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I think the explosion, from what I could see, Joe, had—had stained it. I don't know whether it did any actual deformation or not.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Man, that's unbelievable!

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Joe, looks like a lot of—a lot of debris is just hanging out the side near the S-band antenna.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger, Jim.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

I know you're busy, but when Jack gets a chance, we'd like BAT C current and MAIN A voltage in the command module.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I've pitched up to about 180 degrees now, and do you want me to go to the LM SEP attitude for his alinement?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Roger. We want you to go to the service module SEP attitude.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

And, Jim, when you have leisure to copy, I have your NOUN 46 and NOUN 47 DAP data load numbers.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. NOUN 46, 31021; NOUN 47, plus 25248 and plus 09050. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger; 31021, plus 25248, plus 09050.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And now, Houston, do you still think that AGS is going to be less expensive than PGNS mode?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I'm in AGS pulse right now. It's the …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Going back to LM SEP attitude—or CSM SEP attitude.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Stand by. Jack's on the line and he says that he can't get the computer to go into standby.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Have him tell us what he's—what he looks at. And remind him that he won't see the light. He won't see the STANDBY light —

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

— because it's not powered—

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Joe. Okay, I get a flashing 37, I am in PROGRAM 06. There is no STANDBY light, but when I ENTER, I don't get the three balls 62 displayed like I'm supposed to.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

— and this occurs on both DSKYs.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Understand. We're—we're thinking about it. Stand by 1.

CapCom

Okay, Jack; Houston. We'd like you to go VERB 37, ENTER; 06, ENTER again. Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Houston. I'm back in the service module SEP attitude.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that, Jim. Looks good. Do you know whether Jack got any pictures out of window 5? Was it still fogged up? Over.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

I don't think so. I think he came right down here, because I think he saw it first in the—in the LM.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. And whenever you get cleaned up, we got the entry pad and the landing area summary for you.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Vance. This is Jack.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Doing a VERB 37, ENTER; 06, ENTER does bring up the three balls 62 display, but I can't PROCEED on it on either DSKY and a VERB 33 doesn't work either.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

It's still just a flashing 5025 with a code 00062.

Vance Brand (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copy that, Jack. Stand by 1.

CapCom

Jack, Houston. How long did you hold PROCEED before you quit on it?