Phase 4: 3rd Orbit

CSQ CapCom

Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM.

Gus Grissom

CSQ, this is Molly Brown. Go ahead.

CSQ CapCom

Roger. What's the status?

CSQ CapCom

Roger. You look good from the ground. Stand by to copy Three-Bravo times.

CSQ CapCom

Molly Brown, CSQ. Let me know when you are ready.

Gus Grissom

Roger. We are ready.

CSQ CapCom

GMTRC 18 37 58. Ground elapsed time 04 13 58. Bank angle—roll left 55. ΔV 93. Molly Brown, CSQ. Did you copy?

John Young

Roger. GMTRC is 18 37 58.

CSQ CapCom

Roger.

John Young

Bank angle—55 left. ΔV 93.

CSQ CapCom

Roger.

CSQ CapCom

Molly Brown, CSQ CAP COM. Cape recommends you perform your OAMS retroburn in BEF after alinement, and stay in BEF up to retrofire.

Gus Grissom

Roger. Agree with that.

CSQ CapCom

Molly Brown, CSQ. Did you finish your retrofire checklist?

CSQ CapCom

Molly Brown, CSQ. Stand by for a GMT time hack.

CSQ CapCom

On my mark, GMT will be 18 14 40.

CSQ CapCom

MARK!

Gus Grissom

Give me one on the even minute.

CSQ CapCom

Roger.

CSQ CapCom

MARK!

CSQ CapCom

Key moment Synergistic Effect of Zero Gravity on Sea Urchin Eggs Experiment, a secondary mission objective, fails to activate due to broken handle.: We are standing by for your Sea Urchin Egg Experiment.

Gus Grissom

Roger. It's being activated.

CSQ CapCom

Roger. Would you give me a GMT when you turn the handle?

Gus Grissom

Roger. GMT 15:20.

CSQ CapCom

Roger.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger. Read you loud and clear. We are going to send you a new 4-1 command load and TR. Do you have your timer set at 34:00?

Gus Grissom

Timer set at 34:00.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Okay. In the meantime I'd like to get helium source temperature, pressure, and quantity reading from you.

Gus Grissom

OAMS propellant quantity is 55 percent.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger. 55 percent. Could I have the temperature and pressure? We are going to send you a command load at this time.

John Young

Roger. Source pressure is 1950. Source temperature is 81°.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger. Thank you. Command load coming.

Gus Grissom

And the pre-retro checklist is complete, Pete.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger. Understand, pre-retro checklist is complete. You've got a new TR. You've got a command load. Your clocks are synched down here on the ground and I have about 2 minutes and 15 seconds to go to your 34-minute time hack.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

If you are looking at the ground, Molly Brown, Carnarvon has a big fire going for you down here.

Gus Grissom

We are blunt-end-forward. We can't see them yet.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon CAP COM. We have a GO here on the ground, and I have about 1 minute, 30 seconds till your time hack.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon. When you have a chance from the pilot, the medics would like to get a reading on the food evaluation.

Gus Grissom

No time, we'll see them when we get back.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger, roger.

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Spoken on March 23, 1965, 6:22 p.m. UTC (54 years, 11 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon CAP COM. Stand by for TR MARK of 34:00, in approximately 30 seconds.

Gus Grissom

Roger. The clock is counting down.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon. The medics would like to get the respiratory maneuver when you have a chance.

Gus Grissom

Roger. It's coming.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon has it loud and clear.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

This is Carnarvon, Molly Brown. Say again.

Gus Grissom

What's this new GMT of retrofire you gave us?

Gus Grissom

What is the GMT of retrofire you just gave us?

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Roger. The GMTRC is 18 57 23 for a GETRC of 04 33 23.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Carnarvon. Do you want the rest of the quantities? The Cape said it wasn't necessary unless you want them.

Gus Grissom

That's okay, Pete.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Cape recommends that I give you your backup quantities there for GMTRC of 18 57 23. It'll be a roll left 55. GMTRB of 19 08 23. Roll right 65 at GMT 400K 19 01 29.

Gus Grissom

We got it, Pete.

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Okay, Gus. I only have one question for you before you go out of range. How's the flying up there?

Pete Conrad (CapCom)

Fine GT-3. See you next trip—next year.

John Young

Okay. That was the last tape change.

Gus Grissom

Going to primary scanners at 25 minutes to retrofire.

Gus Grissom

Can't you get the camera stowed?

Gus Grissom

Seems like one of those scanners just needs a rest every now and then. You know?

Gus Grissom

Scanner went out at 1833.

Gus Grissom

There's that scanner light again.

Gus Grissom

It's on again.

Gus Grissom

It's out again.

Gus Grissom

Scanner light's out again.

Gus Grissom

Scanner light is on.

Gus Grissom

Going to secondary at 1835.

Gus Grissom

Secondary scanner ignore light is good at 18 35 10.

Gus Grissom

Now I see what you mean about those RCS thrusters shining when the sun is shining on the nose.

Gus Grissom

Got your seat belt hooked?

John Young

Can you take it around a couple more times?

Gus Grissom

I don't know. Got your shoulder harness?

John Young

Now, let me go through this checklist in an orderly manner.