Phase 5: Reentry

John Young

TR-30.

RKV CapCom

Roger.

John Young

Arm auto-retro.

Gus Grissom

Auto-retro armed. Squibs armed.

RKV CapCom

Roger, Molly Brown.

Gus Grissom

16 seconds, 15 seconds.

RKV CapCom

10—9—8—7—6—5—4—3—2—1—Retrofire.

RKV CapCom

Manual retro.

RKV CapCom

Rocket 3.

RKV CapCom

Rocket 2.

Gus Grissom

Three of them.

RKV CapCom

Rocket 4.

RKV CapCom

Molly Brown, do you confirm all rockets firing normally?

Gus Grissom

All rockets fired normally and attitudes were right in the center.

RKV CapCom

Roger. Pass your IVI readouts on to Guaymas. RKV out.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM. Do you copy?

John Young

Roger, Guaymas. The IVI's readings were 331 Aft, 105 Right, and 4 Up. Right in the center. An automatic superfine retrofire down the line.

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Guaymas CapCom

Roger. I copy. 331 Aft, Right 105, Down 04.

John Young

Roger, and retropack has jettisoned.

Guaymas CapCom

Roger.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly Brown, Guaymas CAP COM.

Guaymas CapCom

I'm prepared to give you a TR + 3 minute time hack if you need it?

John Young

That would be good.

Guaymas CapCom

Okay, and I have some event times for reentry: 400K feet 19 10 29 — stand by, Molly Brown.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly ?Brown, correct that 400K feet. That's 19 01 29.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly Brown, I'll give you a time hack in approximately 30 seconds.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly Brown, Guaymas. Stand by for a TR + 3 minute time hack.

Guaymas CapCom

5—4—3—2—1 -

Guaymas CapCom

MARK!

Guaymas CapCom

Do you copy?

Gus Grissom

Roger. We got it.

Guaymas CapCom

Molly Brown, stand by for Texas.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger. I'm getting your bank angle times momentarily. Your start of Communications Experiment is 19 05 14.

Gus Grissom

Roger. I have steering on the computer.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

I didn't read you on that.

Gus Grissom

I'm getting initial bank angle commands from the computer.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, I have your backup times on the bank angles and time to reverse bank angle.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Bank left 45°. Bank right 55°. Time to reverse bank angle 19 08 17.

Gus Grissom

Give me an elapsed time after retro.