Phase 2: 1st Orbit

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. We have an 87 by 125 orbit, Molly Brown.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. You have an 87 by 125 orbit. I'll get you One-Alpha shortly.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. new One-Alpha time is elapsed time of 18:12. 18 minutes, 12 seconds.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. Write fast, John.

Gus Grissom

That horizon is right where they said it would be.

Gus Grissom

Let's see, have we got everything on this checklist, John? Let's see—retrorockets safe. Yes.

Gus Grissom

OAMS power— ATTITUDE.

John Young

Maneuver controller—stowed. Sequence lights—test.

Gus Grissom

Arm restraints, face plates—open.

John Young

Secondary O2 bottle is closed. I've got mine. Waste valve to NORMAL.

Gus Grissom

GO, Cape CAP COM.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Look better there than on a ballistic flight?

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Does it look better from there than on a ballistic flight?

Gus Grissom

I can't read you, Gordo.

John Young

Computer—PRELAUNCH. High frequency is off. Antenna selector to ADAPTER.

John Young

Cape CAP COM, how do you read on adapter antenna? Over.

Gus Grissom

Maybe we lost 'em.

John Young

Yes.

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Gus Grissom

Man, it's hard to watch that gyro.

Gus Grissom

Guess you've got to stow the drogue pins, huh?

John Young

Yes. Stow those drogue pins.

Gus Grissom

Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. How do you read?

Gus Grissom

Cape CAP COM, Molly Brown. How do you read?

Gus Grissom

Better go to reentry antenna.

Gus Grissom

Cape CAP COM, how do you read Molly Brown?

Gus Grissom

I think we've lost them now. let's leave it on adapter antenna and we'll try at Canaries.

Gus Grissom

Let's get lined up here.

John Young

I'll put the mains to OFF and see what we've got. Look here, we've still got a … I want to put these off. I'll put them off one at a time, or we may drop voltage.

Gus Grissom

What's our time coming in to the Canaries?

John Young

Time is 14 something. Just a second. Okay, Canary is 14:50 acquisition. LOS 21:42.

Gus Grissom

I'd say I was alined pretty good, wouldn't you?

John Young

Shoot, Gus, I can't get my blood pressure bulb in. I really can't.