Canary CapCom

Roger. Understand that you get a continuous yaw left.

Gus Grissom

Very slight. Very slow drift.

Canary CapCom

Roger.

Canary CapCom

Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. I have your radiator temperatures, if you are ready to copy.

Canary CapCom

Roger. your radiator outlet temperature if off-scale high. Your radiator inlet is 74.

Gus Grissom

Roger. Off-scale high. Going back to BY-PASS on radiator.

Canary CapCom

Roger. Understand.

Canary CapCom

Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. Stand by to start your clock at 20 minutes ground elapsed time. On my mark.

Canary CapCom

MARK! Did you copy, Molly Brown?

Gus Grissom

Roger. I copied, and sea urchin eggs activated.

Canary CapCom

Roger.

Canary CapCom

Be advised we have received your blood pressure, Molly Brown.

Gus Grissom

Radiator outlet temperature is off-scale high and Greenwich Mean Time is 1445.

Gus Grissom

Rate Command looks good.

Gus Grissom

Okay. The control checks are completed.

Gus Grissom

Do you still read, Canaries?

Canary CapCom

Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM.

Gus Grissom

Roger. Control checks are completed and insertion checklist is completed too.

Canary CapCom

Roger. Understand.

Canary CapCom

I've been advised from the Cape you might put your prop switch off and recycle a couple of times, and it might stop your leak.

John Young

It's not leaking.

Canary CapCom

Did you copy Molly Brown?

John Young

Here, Gus, let me get your drogue pin in.

Canary CapCom

Molly Brown, Canary CAP COM. Do you copy?

Canary CapCom

Roger. Can we have your sea urchin egg time again, please?

Gus Grissom

Roger. 20 minutes elapsed.

Canary CapCom

Roger. Understand.

Gus Grissom

We are over Africa, John.

John Young

I knew I wouldn't get these pins stowed until we were over Kano.

Gus Grissom

There's all kinds of junk floating around in here.

Gus Grissom

If you'll give me the camera, I'll take a couple of pictures.

John Young

Okay. The waste valve is in NORMAL.

Gus Grissom

We've got a scanner ignore. Wonder what caused that. Hey, we're pitching over and there's nothing I can do about it.

John Young

Scanner ignore is driving you?

John Young

Oh, I know what it was. My knee was hitting the control stick, wasn't it?

Gus Grissom

No, I don't think so. That would only be in Pulse anyway.

John Young

We've got to get this pressure back up.

Gus Grissom

Do we have a leak?

John Young

It's this event they were talking about.

John Young

Key moment Problems with the primary DC-DC converter: Look at the cabin pressure!

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John Young

We've lost the —.

Gus Grissom

Lost what? What have we lost?

John Young

Lost a primary converter.

John Young

I'll get that heater off.

John Young

Okay, I'll get the mains back off.

Gus Grissom

Are you sure you didn't bump the converter to the OFF position?

John Young

That switch way up there?

Gus Grissom

No, you couldn't, could you?

John Young

Want to try it back on the primary and see what happens?

Gus Grissom

That's how we lost it. Yes.

Gus Grissom

Okay. That did it.

John Young

How's that circuit breaker set-up up there?

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. How's your status on that thruster?

Gus Grissom

It's still GO. We're still drifting a little bit, Gordo. It's not bad. I can hold it with Pulse with no problem. But we did lose our primary dc-dc converter.

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Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. Lost your primary dc-dc.

Gus Grissom

That must not have been the scanner problem though.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Have you tried your circuit breaker, Gus, on that?

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, have you tried your circuit breaker to cut off that one erratic thruster.

Gus Grissom

I don't know which one it is. Let's see—yaw left—

John Young

Yaw left. It would be either OAMS No. 7 or 8.

Gus Grissom

We're not getting any roll with it.

John Young

It really is pitching up, isn't it?

Gus Grissom

Yes, but it's stopping.

Gus Grissom

That stopped it, all right.

John Young

I turned the auto heater back on.

John Young

I should turn that off till the cryo pressure comes down.

Gus Grissom

Flight control loss.

Gus Grissom

Now it's drifting us the other way.

John Young

It's hard to see in here, isn't it?

Gus Grissom

Can't pull it off? Can't you get it off?

John Young

What time is it now?

Gus Grissom

We're just about over … Africa.