Gus Grissom

I'm rolling to 60° left now.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

10 + 54 after retro is reverse bank angle.

Gus Grissom

Say again, Gordo.

Gus Grissom

What did you say, Gordo?

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Time from retro fire to reverse bank angle is 10:54. Ten minutes, 54 seconds.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting to you in blackout for Communications Experiment. Over.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting to you for communications test. Over.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. Transmitting on Communications Experiment. Over.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1. Over.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

This is Cape CAP COM transmitting for Communications Experiment 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1. Over.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM with a 1—2—3—4—5—4—3—2—1.

John Young

…end of that.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, are you reading Cape CAP COM now? Over.

Gus Grissom

Roger. We're down to 80 000 feet. My needles show us about 25 miles short.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Roger, indicating about 25 miles short on your computer. Very good.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

I have a drogue time 19 10 42. What is your altimeter reading?

Gus Grissom

There goes the drogue.

Gus Grissom

Okay, we have a drogue.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Looks pretty good, doesn't it?

Gus Grissom

Our propellant valves are shut off. We've got a 40K light. Really oscillating.

Gus Grissom

Passing through 30 000 feet.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Approximately one minute to the main.

Gordon Cooper (CapCom)

Molly Brown, Cape CAP COM. How is your main?

Gus Grissom

We don't have a main yet. Passing through 13 000.

Gus Grissom

Key moment In going to landing attitude, the change is so sudden that Gus Grissom cracks his helmet faceplate: Okay. We have a good stable chute. Going to landing attitude.

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John Young

Oh, man! That was the roughest one of the whole bunch, wasn't it!?

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Spoken on March 23, 1965, 7:12 p.m. UTC (52 years, 8 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet