Gus Grissom

Well, get it in!

John Young

96?

John Young

I'm in Catch-Up mode.

Gus Grissom

Says to put in 2590960.

Gus Grissom

You have about 2 minutes.

Gus Grissom

2—5—9—0—9—6—0

John Young

Okay, but — that's what we're going to shoot for.

John Young

Okay. At the start of this we'll be about 52 percent.

Gus Grissom

Man! I mean we start to burn just as we come over there.

John Young

Let's go ahead and hit the Catch-Up thing and see what it says.

John Young

Well, let's do it — put it back in. Okay. Now try it.

John Young

Okay. Now.

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Gus Grissom

There she goes. 6—5—4 — how did it get in there? My attitudes are not 0, 0, 180.

Gus Grissom

The IVI's keep counting up, though.

John Young

It does keep changing, doesn't it?

Hawaii CapCom

Hello, Molly Brown. Hawaii CAP COM.

Gus Grissom

Hawaii, Molly Brown is all ready for burn.

Hawaii CapCom

Roger. Give us a hack on your event timer.

Gus Grissom

Okay, it'll be 12:55 on my mark.

Gus Grissom

MARK.

Hawaii CapCom

Right, we are right on.

Gus Grissom

Okay. On my IVI's, I have 97 ft/sec forward and the others are zips.

Hawaii CapCom

Roger, and give us a mark for the start of burn.

Gus Grissom

Roger. We've got about 25 seconds to go.

Hawaii CapCom

Roger.

John Young

That's perfect out-the-window alinement.

Gus Grissom

We have 50 percent propellant quantity indicated. Getting ready to fire —

Gus Grissom

Key moment Third orbital maneuvre, lowering perigee to enable re-entry even if the retrorockets failed: MARK!

Hawaii CapCom

We got your start of burn.

Gus Grissom

Yes, it's burning.

Gus Grissom

You know, you can't hear those big thrusters.