Gus Grissom

We're at 1500 feet.

Gus Grissom

We're in good shape.

Gus Grissom

We may have to go on O2 High Rate with that smell in here.

Gus Grissom

It's probably just from that hot metal.

John Young

I think that's what it is.

Gus Grissom

I'm sure it is. There's nothing coming out of the thrusters.

Gus Grissom

Landing attitude cover open. I thought it was parajett.

Gus Grissom

300 feet. It ought to be pretty soon now.

Gus Grissom

Broken my face plate when we went to landing attitude.

John Young

Did it?

John Young

That's what the problem was, right there.

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Reference to sight mounting bracket extension

Gus Grissom

Look at the smoke coming out the thrusters.

John Young

I don't understand that.

John Young

We better go to O2 High Rate and close the snorkle.

John Young

Post-landing checklist. Parachute jett-pushed. Landing safe. Safe the landing bus. Helmet off and stowed. I'd leave it on. Arm restraints -

Gus Grissom

This is Molly Brown in the water. Anybody read?

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, this is Big Box 15. You are loud and clear. Check with Big Box 14.

Gus Grissom

Roger. We're floating well in the water.

John Young

Key moment Due to smoke from the thrusters, the crew decides to deviate from the post-landing checklist in keeping their helmets on.: Okay. Shoulder fitting stowed. Got the cabin light off. Helmet—off and stow. Arm restraints stow.

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Gus Grissom

Hey, start over again.

John Young

Post-landing checklist. Helmet—off and stow. I don't think we ought to do that.

Gus Grissom

No, not yet.

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John Young

Arm restrain stow. Okay, elbow rest—stow, lap belt—release and stow.

John Young

I tell you, I wouldn't open that face plate with those thrusters blowing like that.

Recovery Aircraft

Gus Grissom

I read you. Who is this calling Molly Brown?

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, Big Box 14. Go ahead.

Gus Grissom

This is Molly Brown, Big Box. Go ahead.

Recovery Aircraft

Roger, sir, if you will give me a 15 second hold-down.

Gus Grissom

Okay, I'll hold it down.

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, Big Box 14. We have you on …

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, Big Box 14. Would you give me another hold-down?

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, Big Box 14.

Recovery Aircraft

Molly Brown, Big Box 14. Another hold-down, please.

Recovery Aircraft

Okay, Molly Brown, I've got a fix on you. Big Box 14.